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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


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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Posted on 30 November 2014 by Donte


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

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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Posted on 18 October 2014 by Donte

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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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

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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Edward Waters College routs Glory Eagles; Now Face No. 1 Ranked Tigers

Posted on 30 August 2014 by Donte

tigers8_23_14Edward Waters College tuned up the offense Saturday, Aug. 23 with a 65-10 season-opening win over the University of Faith at Raines High School.
The defense held the visitors to 238 yards of offense while the EWC offense racked up 638 yards. TContinue Reading

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NBC’s Tina Lifford to Star in The Circle at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville

Posted on 23 August 2014 by Donte

liffordJACKSONVILLE, FL – Generation W is proud to present the Jacksonville premiere and benefi ts performance of THE CIRCLE. THE CIRCLE is written by and stars nationally known actress,
Tina Lifford TContinue Reading

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Man with Fetus Tattoo Wanted by Cops

Posted on 16 August 2014 by Donte

guy2The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 29 year-old Edward Anuarr
Blanchard. He is wanted for Home Invasion Robbery and has an active warrant for his arrest.
The suspect has a $100,000 bond. The suspect has a tattoo of a fetus on his stomach.

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Dancing The Night Away

Posted on 09 August 2014 by Donte

seniors“The Great Gatsby,” was the theme of the 32nd Annual Senior Prom. TContinue Reading

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Jacksonville track star killed in Ga. car crash

Posted on 03 August 2014 by Donte

LawrenceFormer Jacksonville high school and University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning, July 28 in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, Ga. TContinue Reading

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All About Kids & Families Medical Center, Welcomes Dr. Kia Mitchell, To Lead New Family Practice Office

Posted on 01 August 2014 by Donte

All About Kids & Families (AAKF) Medical Center is proud to announce their recent expansion to include Family Medicine, now accepting adult patients. Dr. Kia M. Mitchell will lead the new facility located on the AAKF campus located at 12086 Fort Caroline Road. TContinue Reading

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Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Appreciation Banquet for Dr. Henry Simmons

Posted on 26 July 2014 by Donte

On Friday, July 18th, 2014, the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge of Florida, Free & Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated, honored one of its most cherished members, Dr. Henry Simmons of Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Simmons is 12th Most Worshipful Grand Master “in succession” of the 144-year-old organization (Established 1870). TContinue Reading

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