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First Black Florida Supreme Court Justice Leander Shaw dead at 85

Posted on 23 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Leander Shaw, who was the Florida Supreme Court’s first African-American chief justice, has died. Shaw was appointed to the court in 1983 by then-Gov. Bob Graham, and he retired in 2003. He was considered one of the most liberal justices during his time on the court. TContinue Reading

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Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown to teach at Georgetown University

Posted on 14 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

a_brownFormer and Jacksonville first black Mayor Alvin Brown is headed to Washington, D.C. to teach at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, the school announced Dec. 7, 2015. TContinue Reading

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Clinton Visits Jacksonville – Entrepreneur and Activist Dorothy Hughes Joined Her

Posted on 06 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

dorothy pittmanSeveral Weeks ago after attending a meeting in Ft. Lauderdale where Hillary Clinton spoke and this week again, Dorothy attended an event in Jacksonville where Hillary spoke of her plans for the people when she becomes president. TContinue Reading

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2015 Florida Classic Football

Posted on 02 December 2015 by The Florida Star Online

fla_classic_2015 Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Rev. Mark Griffin, and wife Cynthia Griffin at the 2015 Florida Classic.

Florida A&M had its chances Saturday, November 21 against Bethune-Cookman. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 25 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

jax veterans paradeRobert E. Lee High School Marching Band Flaggers performs at the Jacksonville Verterans Parade. More Photos Inside.
(Photos by Denise & Brumbie Williams )

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Jacksonville woman charged in Savannah hit-and-run

Posted on 25 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Savannah-Chatham police arrested Darcia Wilson, 50, of Jacksonville for the January hit and run death of 72-year old Peter Meyer of Vero Beach, Fla. Eariler this month, Wilson confessed to the fatal accident at the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Traffic office. TContinue Reading

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Jacksonville Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon – November 24, 2015

Posted on 16 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

seniors_lunchThe 29th Annual “Celebrate Life” Thanksgiving Luncheon for  Senior Citizens will be held on November 24, 2015 from 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM, downtown at the  Lexington (formerly the Wyndham) Riverwalk Hotel. Among the proud sponsors are The Florida Star, Star-TV, Radio AM 1360 WCGL, Spoken World Ministries, Open Arms Christian Fellowship Church, and community supporters. TContinue Reading

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Couple celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary

Posted on 16 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

turner_11.14Mr. Aaron and Mrs. Joan Turner recently celebrated their 50th wedding celebration. The festival event was celebrated at their home with more than 60 people in attendance. The Turner’s has four children, 19 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Jacksonville native crown 2016 Miss Black Florida Ambassador

Posted on 05 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Kiaira Nixon was recently crowned as the 2016 Miss Black Florida U S Ambassador. Kiaira, a native of Jacksonville, is a senior at Florida A&M University studying broadcast journalism. TContinue Reading

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EWC win Homecoming 2015

Posted on 02 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

ewckq2015Edward Waters College delivers a THRILLING 26-24, come from behind Homecoming victory over Concordia College Alabama on Oct. 24, 2015. Above is EWC Homecoming King, Alex Hernandez and Homecoming Queen, Tiffany White.  (Photo by Eric Daniel Johnson)

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