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Fighting Neighborhood Blight, Restoring Civic Pride

Posted on 13 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

tirebuyback_mayor_brown On Saturday, March 28, Mayor Alvin Brown joined hundreds of residents, City Council members, city employees and volunteers to help out at the second annual Tire & Sign Buyback at EverBank Field. TContinue Reading

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Theodore and Helen Johnson- 70th Wedding Anniversary

Posted on 03 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

YMAIL_ATTACH_1424227547947_image.jpgBy Sherrie Roberts

Sweetwater, one of Jacksonville’s well-known communities on the Westside, is the home to many ingenious residents, but 70 years ago a young man married and moved his new wife to this area and still resides there. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 20 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

“In the last four years, I have worked with the City Council, Florida State Legislature, Governor Rick Scott, our city’s business, community, and faith leaders, and anyone willing to put Jacksonville first,” said Mayor Brown. TContinue Reading

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Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Martin Luther King, III

Posted on 14 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

brown3_14Congresswoman Corrine Brown along with Martin Luther King, III, Candidates, local Clergy, Volunteers and Supporters voted Tuesday on the second day of Early Voting, at the downtown Supervisor of Elections office, located at 105 E. Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Florida. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 06 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

trailblazer 3.7Mayor Alvin Brown and local community leaders gathered to honor local African-American history makers at the third annual Mayor’s Trailblazer Awards Ceremony on Feb. 26 at City Hall. TContinue Reading

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Jacksonville Doctor and Mother of Florida State Senator Passes Away

Posted on 06 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

lois_gibson_newGIBSON-Dr. Lois Davis Gibson passed away peacefully on February 25, 2015, surrounded by her family.
A native of Jacksonville and prominent citizen and leader within her community, she graduated from Stanton High School in 1946. TContinue Reading

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Ken Jefferson Candidate for Sheriff

Posted on 28 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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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Posted on 28 January 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor


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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor


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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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 The Florida Star Web Editor

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

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