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Ken Jefferson Candidate for Sheriff

Posted on 28 February 2015 by Donte

ken_campaignA “Meet and Greet”, hosted by Roslyn Burrough (Auntie Roz), took place on February 19, 2015. Over a hundred supports showed up.

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Mrs. Dorothy Simmons 86th Birthday Celebration

Posted on 27 February 2015 by Donte

d_simmonsMrs. Dorothy Simmons celebrated her 86th birthday surrounded by family and friends. TContinue Reading

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Rep. Reggie Fullwood wins special election

Posted on 21 February 2015 by Donte

fullwoodIncumbent Reggie Fullwood was elected to represent Florida State House District 13 in a special election vote Tuesday night. TContinue Reading

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Age is Nothing But a Number for Local Centenarians

Posted on 14 February 2015 by Donte

centenariansBy Arthia Nixon
Florida/Georgia Star

When Ponce de Leon set off of an expedition to find the fabled Fountain of Youth, many thought him to be a fool.

After all, where on earth could people live active lives well into their seventies, eighties, nineties and beyond one hundred? Had de Leon ventured to the north of where he travelled in the Caribbean and Florida, he just may have found the answer as many Georgians are proving you can live to be one hundred years young. TContinue Reading

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The Ms. Foundation for Women Day

Posted on 14 February 2015 by Donte

ms foundation Teresa Younger stands with Mayor Alvin Brown as he presented a Proclamation for the Ms. Foundation for Women Day. Mrs. Younger is the first African American President of this national organization that is over 40 years old. It was established to elevate women’s voices and create positive changes. Ms. Foundation is the oldest and largest national women’s fund, partnering with about 100 grassroots organizations in the U.S.

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Congresswoman Brown Promotes Nick Martinelli to Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director

Posted on 07 February 2015 by Donte

brown_martinelliWashington, DC – Congresswoman Corrine Brown has promoted her Legislative Director and Transportation Committee Staffer, Nick Martinelli, to the position of Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director. TContinue Reading

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Health Care for all Florida’s Children, NOW

Posted on 01 February 2015 by Donte

health_careMore than 17,000 children are Uninsured in Jacksonville and there is no justification for this overwhelming situation. TContinue Reading

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EWC MEN’S BASKETBALL FORWARD NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Posted on 28 January 2015 by Donte

hillJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Edward Waters College forward Nathaniel Hill has been named the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) TContinue Reading

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EWC named new athletic director, Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr.

Posted on 18 January 2015 by Donte

jacksonJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Former National Football League (NFL) wide receiver, Willie Bernard Jackson, Jr. was officially named the new Athletic Director TContinue Reading

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Jaguars Season Over with 23-17 Loss at Houston

Posted on 03 January 2015 by Donte

gratzBy MIKE BONTS
FLORIDA SPORTSWIRE

Andre Johnson had 10 catches for 134 yards and a touchdown as the Houston Texans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-17 on Sunday in the season finale for both teams.
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10th Annual Pearls and Cufflinks Gala

Posted on 03 January 2015 by Donte

pearlsThose who attended the 2014 Pearls and Cufflinks really could not look around the room and know that they are not in 1920. TContinue Reading

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness Birthday Celebration for Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr.

Posted on 07 December 2014 by Donte

lwilliamsDr. Landon L. Williams, pastor of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church of Northside turned 78 on November 20. TContinue Reading

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EWC NAMES FIRST “CALL ME MISTER” SCHOLAR – WHILE CONTINUING TO RECRUIT FOR POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

Posted on 30 November 2014 by Donte

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Edward Waters College has named Senior, Bernard Agurs, the institution’s first Call Me MISTER Scholar. TContinue Reading

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Honoring a Legend: Coach Alfred “Al” Austin

Posted on 22 November 2014 by Donte

austinExecutive Director, DeAndrous Wilcox, Annie Ruth Foundation presents a gift to Alfred Austin, Ribault High School girls basketball coach.
Austin was honored for his outstanding achievements made as an athlete, an educator and a mentor.

Read the full story in the print edition of The Florida/Georgia Star newspaper

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Tigers Come Back to Beat Royals in Conference Finale

Posted on 14 November 2014 by Donte

ewc11.18By MIKE BONTS
Florida Sports Wire
In the final Sun Conference football game of the season for both schools, Warner University fell on the road to Edward Waters College 20-14 in triple overtime. TContinue Reading

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Jaguars offense sputters in 27-13 loss to Dolphins

Posted on 01 November 2014 by Donte

Dolphins Jaguars FootballNext home game at EverBank Field, Nov. 30 against the Giants

By FRED WITT
Florida Sports Wire
Two interceptions were returned for touchdowns to spark the Miami Dolphins’ 27-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) on Sunday.

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Legendary Jim Brown Native of St. Simons, Georgia

Posted on 25 October 2014 by Donte

Ali PremiereLiving Legend Jim Brown, famous for his career in the NFL and Movies, is a native of St. Simons Island in Georgia and he still calls it home. TContinue Reading

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The Jacksonville Urban League’s 41st Annual Equal Opportunity Luncheon

Posted on 25 October 2014 by Donte

morial2Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League to Make Keynote Address Recognizing individuals and corporations who have made significant efforts and had a major impact in the areas of diversity and equal opportunity, TContinue Reading

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A CHAT WITH PRIEST TYAIRE

Posted on 18 October 2014 by Donte

priestBY NICOLE PHELPS
The Florida/Georgia Star

Playwright Priest Tyaire brought his latest hit to Jacksonville, the stage play TContinue Reading

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Women of Color Ebony and Ivory Gala

Posted on 11 October 2014 by Donte

woman_of_color_01The annual Ebony and Ivory Gala black-tie affair was outstanding. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville hotel and the Women of Color Cultural Foundation
rolled out the red carpet for the honorees. TContinue Reading

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For the Love of Our Children, It Takes a Village

Posted on 04 October 2014 by Donte

kidsThe African adage, “It takes a village to raise a child” was excitedly and fully played out on Saturday, September 20. Auntie Roz Children’s Workshop, themed Lemonade, Lace, and Love Songs for the Little Ones was the platform that parents and friends of parents became the village. TContinue Reading

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Jordan Davis’ Accused Killer Dunn Goes to Court in Jacksonville for Retrial while Hurting Families Heal Together

Posted on 27 September 2014 by Donte

jordanMichael Dunn is now faced a new jury on Thursday as his retrial began in Jacksonville. TContinue Reading

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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SPEAKING AT EWC

Posted on 20 September 2014 by Donte

perryFlorida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry will be speaking to Edward Waters College TContinue Reading

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Celebrating the Life of Nelson Mandela with Nelson Mandela Bay Committee and Jacksonville Sister Cities Association

Posted on 13 September 2014 by Donte

FL_NEWS9.13In partnership with the City of Jacksonville, The Nelson Mandela Bay Committee of Jacksonville Sister Cities Association honored TContinue Reading

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Joyce Morgan Campaign Fundraiser Breakfast

Posted on 06 September 2014 by Donte

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The Joyce Morgan Campaign for City Council District 1 (Arlington) held a fundraiser at the University Club. It was hosted by Teresa “Martini” White of SuiteLife Concierge & Events. TContinue Reading

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