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CHARLES WALTER POWELL – 100 YEARS OLD

Posted on 01 September 2015

c.powellBy Dan Evans
Florida Star Reporter

1915 to 2015 …one hundred years of life. One hundred years of experiences. One hundred years of trouble. One hundred years of joy and pain. One hundred years of knowledge. One hundred years friendships. One hundred years or touching people. One hundred years living. Continue Reading

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National

Hero’s Welcome for Anthony Sadler After French Terrorist Takedown

Posted on 01 September 2015

Anthony Sadler, greeted by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Anthony Sadler, greeted by Sacramento
Mayor Kevin Johnson.

By ARTHIA NIXON
Florida/Georgia Star

The young Sacremento man who went to France as a tourist, returned as a hero for his part in tackling a would-be terrorist
aboard a crowded French train. He was travelling with two childhood friends – U.S. Air Force Airman Spencer Stone, 23, and Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos, 22 – when they overpowered a man with weapons. Continue Reading

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Crime Watch

Woman wanted for theft

Posted on 01 September 2015

8.29.15_Priscilla GreeneJacksonville police are searching for a woman who is wanted on multiple counts of theft.

Police said Priscilla Greene is wanted on two counts of grand theft and three counts of felony petit theft.

Anyone with information about Greene’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

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National, Obituaries

Civil Rights Activist Amelia Boynton Robinson Dies at 104

Posted on 01 September 2015

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who nearly died while helping lead the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights march in 1965, championed voting rights for blacks and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104. Continue Reading

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Weekly Features

IMPACT RADIO – AUGUST 27, 2015

Posted on 27 August 2015

impact_radio Listen to this week IMPACT Radio Talk Show with The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers- Guest Host: Will Neal; Guest: Shakers Continue Reading

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Weekly Features

IMPACT RADIO – AUGUST 25, 2015 – Black Chamber of Commerce

Posted on 25 August 2015

impact_radio Listen to this week IMPACT Radio Talk Show with The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers- Host: Clara McLaughlin, Guest: Ysryl of the Black Chamber of Commerce Continue Reading

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National

Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond dies at 75

Posted on 22 August 2015

j_bond2Julian Bond, the civil rights icon and former NAACP chairman who died Saturday, August 15 after a brief illness in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. He was 75. Continue Reading

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Editorial

Straight Outta Compton: Police Presence & Perception

Posted on 22 August 2015

Renata HannansRenata Hannans, The Hope Dealer

I viewed the docudrama on Saturday night at Regal Cinemas on Beach Blvd. Upon
purchasing my tickets, a movie employee asked me did I mind if she searched my purse.
I replied “Yes I mind.” standing to her left was a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office patrolman, so reluctantly I unzipped my handbag so that she could see the contents inside. Continue Reading

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Weekly Features

IMPACT RADIO – AUGUST 20, 2015

Posted on 22 August 2015

impact_radio Listen to this week IMPACT Radio Talk Show with The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers- Guest Host Will Neal; Guest Sevita Continue Reading

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Weekly Features

IMPACT RADIO – AUGUST 18, 2015 – GUEST ON THE SHOW , SEN. AUDREY GIBSON

Posted on 18 August 2015

impact_radio Listen to this week IMPACT Radio Talk Show with The Florida Star and The Georgia Star Newspapers- Host: Clara McLaughlin, Sen Audrey Gibson Continue Reading

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Florida News

YOU ARE ABOUT TO LOSE YOUR VOICE

Posted on 16 August 2015

map8.16You think racism is hurting America now? You will see the great increase if the effort to change the voting areas for African Americans if the districts are changed to what was approved in Florida Thursday as proposed by the Republican controlled committee.So, what can you do about it? First, as State Senator Audrey Gibson and State Representative Reggie Fulwood said while on the Florida Star’s radio show Thursday night, be in Tallahassee Monday at noon to speak and show face to talk before the Senate Committee that you are not in agreement with the plot to take away the voice of minority Floridians. And more important, you MUST go to the polls and vote. Continue Reading

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Florida, Georgia

The Florida Star Welcomes New, Talented General Manager

Posted on 15 August 2015

OpioIt is with great honor that we inform our readers of our new General Manager, Opio Sokoni. Many in the city know Mr. Sokoni from his work as the president of the local SCLC. His term there was marked with action. Under his leadership the name “Forrest” finally came down from the high school that was named after the confederate general. He was also instrumental in organizing the vigilance in front of the courthouse during the Michael Dunn trial. Dunn was convicted and sentenced to prison for killing Jacksonville teen, Jordan Davis for refusing to turn down his music. Continue Reading

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