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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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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

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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

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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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Mayor Brown and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to Host Book Signing, Reception for Rep. James Clyburn

Posted on 04 July 2014 by Donte

James ClyburnRepresentative James Clyburn, the highest ranking African-American in Congress, will visit Jacksonville on July 13 for a reception honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Copies of his new memoir, “Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black,” will be available for purchase and autograph. TContinue Reading

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

Posted on 06 June 2014 by Donte

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 Donte

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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JSO Veteran Honored at Tikkum Olum Grande Ball

Posted on 24 May 2014 by Donte

honor_kenKen Jefferson, a Candidate for the Office of Sheriff, was honored on Friday, May 16 at the Tikkun Olam Grande Ball “Dance for the Children” held at Deerwood Country Club. TContinue Reading

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JAX MOTHER LEFT TO DIE AFTER HIT AND RUN

Posted on 09 May 2014 by Donte

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Just a few days before Mother’s Day, the daughter of 55 year-old Paula Abdullah is pleading with the public to help find the person responsible for her
mother’s death. TContinue Reading

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MAYOR ALVIN BROWN HONORS TWO LOCAL SCHOOL BASKETBALL PROGRAMS FOR TEAM VICTORIES

Posted on 17 April 2014 by Admin Arthia

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Students from two local schools were honored by Mayor Alvin Brown Monday evening during a news conference and reception.
Both the Ribault High School girls and Somerset Academy boys basketball teams were presented with awards for their winning 2013/­2014 seasons.
Ribault’s team took home the state’s stop honor for TContinue Reading

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2014 State of The Union Address in full

Posted on 30 January 2014 by Admin Arthia

 

As Prepared for Delivery –

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

Today in America, TContinue Reading

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Mayor, Donor Issue Challenge to Help Teens

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Admin Arthia

Mayor Alvin Brown

During an end-of-summer celebration for JaxParks Summer Night Lights (SNL) initiative on Wednesday evening, Mayor Alvin Brown recognized attorney Wayne Hogan of the Terrell Hogan Law Firm for his substantial financial commitment to the youth anti-crime, anti-violence initiative that operates in select parks each summer. Brown then joined TContinue Reading

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Legendary Jacksonville Boxer Dead At 70

Posted on 20 September 2013 by Admin Arthia

Kenneth Howard Norton

The Jacksonville born championship boxer, known for a his 12-round victory over Muhammad Ali, when he famously broke Ali’s jaw, on March 31, 1973, has died. Kenneth Howard Norton, also known as the Jaw Breaker and Black Hercules passed away in Arizona on September 18 at age 70.
While at Jacksonville High, TContinue Reading

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Mayor Alvin Brown Mayor Signs Legislation for Economic, Downtown Investments

Posted on 26 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

Mayor Alvin Brown signs bill

Mayor Alvin Brown’s $11 million reinvestment fund to promote Downtown revitalization and citywide job growth is now official. The plan calls for $9 million to leverage private dollars for Downtown improvement, and an additional $2 million is slated for citywide economic expansion.

The investments result from a TContinue Reading

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57 ARRESTED: Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll Resigns

Posted on 18 March 2013 by Admin Arthia

 

Fmr Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Caroll Resigns

As of Thursday, Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll’s official page www.flgov.com/meet-the-lt-governor was displaying ‘Page Not Found’ error. The page was most likely removed after she tendered her resignation on Wednesday – the same day 57 people connected to the Allied Veterans of the World, were arrested on charges related to racketeering and money laundering. It is further alleged TContinue Reading

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