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READY TO “REC ‘N’ ROLL”: MAYOR BROWN, PAJCIC UNVEIL YOUTH INITIATIVE FOR URBAN PARKS

Posted on 06 June 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

Layout 1 (Page 1)This summer, 11 parks throughout Northwest Jacksonville neighborhoods and the city’s urban core will offer supervised activities for local youth through a new urban parks initiative called “Rec N’ Roll Jax”. TContinue Reading

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Local Cop’s Good Deed Goes Viral

Posted on 31 May 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

Good DeedThe photo of the local officer who visited a young boy he helped back in March has gone global, turning them into internet celebrities and reminding folks to give a helping hand. TContinue Reading

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MAGIC RESPONDS TO STERLING ATTACK

Posted on 16 May 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

Layout 1 (Page 1)Donald Sterling is under fire yet again. The LA Clippers owner who claimed he was “baited” by his ex-girlfriend after she released the ‘racist’ recording of his views TContinue Reading

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BRING BACK OUR GIRLS: Nigerian girls’ families to get help from US 

Posted on 09 May 2014 by Admin Arthia

Michelle Obama Nigeria Girls

Social media has been lighting up with people typing  #BringBackOurGirls  or #RealMenDontBuyGirls as millions show support with the parents of nearly 300 schoolgirls who were stolen from their dorms in Nigeria. Countless celebrities and even First Lady Michelle Obama (pictured) are hopeful that TContinue Reading

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Southern Christian Leadership Conference MLK Dinner & Awards

Posted on 05 May 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

Rev. C.T. Vivian and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown amongst attendees at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner and Awards Program, hosted by The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Jacksonville.

Rev. C.T. Vivian and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown amongst attendees at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner and Awards Program, hosted by The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Jacksonville.

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Jacksonville, Florida hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner and Awards Program TContinue Reading

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Couple Win Lotto 3 Times in One Month

Posted on 03 May 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

LOTTO-WINNERS 5.3Once . . . twice.. now three times, Calvin and Zatera Spencer, a Virginia couple have won the lottery. Amazingly, this all happened in the space of a single month. TContinue Reading

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Black American Man and Kenyan Woman Win Boston Marathon

Posted on 23 April 2014 by Admin Arthia

mebFor the first time in about 30 years, an American has won the Boston Marathon. The winner Meb Keflezighi, 39, had the names of the 2013 bombing victims on his TContinue Reading

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REV. JESSE JACKSON CONFIRMS JAILED SON PLACED IN SOLITARY

Posted on 21 April 2014 by Admin Arthia

JesseJacksonFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr has been transferred to another prison. Jackson, Jr. had been he was placed in solitary confinement after a guard at the North Carolina prison he was in claimed he was advising fellow inmates of their rights. The ex-congressman challenged the legitimacy of his detention.
His father, civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse Jackson confirmed TContinue Reading

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JACKSONVILLE’S FIRST TIRE AND SIGN BUY-BACK EVENT A SUCCESS

Posted on 19 April 2014 by Admin Arthia

Mayor-BrownThe City of Jacksonville and City Council hosted a Tire and Sign Buy-Back event at the EverBank Field parking lot on April 5 as part of efforts to curb neighborhood and urban blight. More than 23,000 tires and 6,000 illegal signs were collected, resulting in a payout of TContinue Reading

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Ivy Leagues Vie For 17 Year-Old Athletic Scholar With 5.0 GPA

Posted on 15 April 2014 by Admin Arthia

Akintunde AhmadWe’ve all been told to never judge a book by the cover and after taking a look at Oakland Tech student, Akintunde Ahmad, we know that the saying is all too true. Despite his hip-hop style choice of clothing and back-length dreadlocks, the 17 year-old who admittedly says people think he is a “street dude” carries around a photograph showing TContinue Reading

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