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John Davis Perry, II of Mt Sinai MBC of Southeast Ga., Speaks out on Orlando’s Mass Shooting

Posted on 19 June 2016 by The Florida Star Online

At the center stage of national news is the recent horrific and senseless shooting that took place in Orlando Florida. A shooting in which 49 lives were taken and many others injured. This shooting has been reported as the largest mass shooting in America. A shooting that has been said to be motivated by hate for the Lesbian, Gay, BiSexual and Transgender community. TContinue Reading

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NO CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD? NO METHOD FOR FUNDING JSO BODY CAMERAS? NO ASSISTANCE FOR FAIRWAY OAKS HOMEOWNERS? NO SALES TAX REFERENDUM!

Posted on 19 June 2016 by The Florida Star Online

At the City of Jacksonville Council meeting on June 14, 2016, Community activist, Diallo Sekou of the Kemetic Empire demanded that the council put the time in on issues in the Northwest Quadrant, to come up with real solutions.  And he suggested that returning phone calls would be a good start.  TContinue Reading

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CITY FACES POTENTIAL INVESTIGATIONS DUE TO HOUSING FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS

Posted on 13 June 2016 by The Florida Star Online

wealth_city“Wealth Watchers will not be presented as the scapegoat for the city’s past procurement policies,” said Carrie Davis, president of Wealth Watchers. The City of Jacksonville Housing Division is facing an investigation by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation due to a faulty 2009-2012 State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) Audit. TContinue Reading

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Pastor files paperwork to run for State Rep.

Posted on 29 May 2016 by The Florida Star Online

Representative – District 13. Pastor Griffin is a well-known pastor and community leader in Jacksonville.

His work with the residents of Eureka Gardens over the past 10 years has been instrumental in bringing about improvements and the attention that the residents are now receiving all the way to the nation’s capital. Pastor Griffin and the Wayman Temple AME Church congregation spearheaded a fundraising effort to raise $75,000 to build a playground for the children of Eureka Gardens. After his church gave the first $5,000, donations came in amounts both large and small. TContinue Reading

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The Musical Comes to Jacksonville

Posted on 22 April 2016 by The Florida Star Online

Motown the Musical By Shanda Suggs
Edward Waters College

Are we in Duval County or New York City where Broadway is the norm? Yes, Jacksonville, Florida is where Broadway comes to town in “Motown the Musical” from April 19 – April 24, 2016.
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FSCJ Artist Series Presents Motown The Musical

Posted on 02 April 2016 by The Florida Star Online

Motown the MusicalComing to the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater April 19-24, 2016

Jacksonville, Fla. – Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL comes to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center April 19-24, 2016 for 6 performances only. TContinue Reading

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Pearl Street between Union and State streets closed this weekend

Posted on 01 April 2016 by The Florida Star Online

Jacksonville – Pearl Street between Union Street and State Street is scheduled to close Saturday at 6 a.m. and reopen Sunday by 7 p.m. (April 2-3) to allow for drainage work at the southeast corner of Pearl and State streets.

Northbound Pearl Street traffic is detoured to Union, Julia and State streets. Southbound traffic is detoured to State, Clay and Union streets (see detour map below). Double lane closures on State Street west and east of Pearl Street will be in effect during the same time.

The road closure, weather permitting, is part of the $13 million Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) State Street, Union Street and Mathews Expressway resurfacing and improvement project.

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137th Founder Day Convocation at Florida Memorial University

Posted on 26 March 2016 by The Florida Star Online

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President of A Philip Randolph Institute, center, Ms. Clayola Brown, received an Honorary doctorate on behalf of Asa Philip Randolph Posthumous. Along with trustee and staff of FMU. Mr. Sollie Mitchell from Jacksonville, one of the oldest living graduate (97years) of FMU was present for the momentous occasion. Mr. Harry T. Moore (freedom fighter) was also awarded, an Honorary doctorate as well.

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Jacksonville Must Never Forget Brave Bessie Coleman

Posted on 11 February 2016 by The Florida Star Online

By Opio Sokoni
The Florida Star Reporter

The major newspapers in the 1920s had a fascination with aviation. The first black female to fly an airplane, however, was made a household name among African Americans by the black press. They both covered her. Bessie Coleman was called “a vivacious little cutie” in one major newspaper and a “nervy lady” by The Chicago Defender, a black weekly. TContinue Reading

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JTA and Clean Energy Fuels Open Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Facility with a Public Access Station

Posted on 02 February 2016 by The Florida Star Online

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and Clean Energy Fuels celebrated the opening of the public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility at JTA’s Myrtle Avenue operations campus located at 100 N. Myrtle Avenue. The CNG project was made possible through a Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Clean Energy. TContinue Reading

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