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Chef Jeremiah James Cooks Up Success

Posted on 10 November 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Chef Jeremiah JamesBy: Alejandra ‘Allie in Action’ Stack

“Chef Jeremiah’s first love is food, family and fun. He acquired his love for food at a very young age; watching his parents in the kitchen whipping up various dishes that have since been enhanced by Jeremiah’s own creative blend.” – From Jeremiah’s website
Hey everybody! Today I interviewed Chef Jeremiah James. He has his own cookbook coming out, plans to own his own restaurant, and he has been on WBALTV 11. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 26 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

DSC_1083By: Alejandra Stack
For The Florida/Georgia Star

By: Alejandra Stack
If you ever go to Nassau, Bahamas and you’re staying at Atlantis Hotel and Resort on Paradise Island, ask your parents if you can go to AKA which stands for Atlantis Kids Adventures. They have a different theme every day. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 06 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Christopher-StarksA week after he was gunned down on school campus, there is still no arrest in the death of Christopher Starks. The 22 year-old was a student at Savannah State University and is originally from metro Atlanta. His family has plans to bury him on Saturday. TContinue Reading

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ALLIE IN ACTION: The Bully Triangle

Posted on 06 September 2015 by The Florida Star Online

allie_in_actionBy Alejandra Stack
For The Florida/Georgia Star

Did you know most bullying happens in school and online? There are 3 types of bullying: Verbal- saying mean things to people; Physical- hitting, kicking, pushing, and punching; and Cyber Bullying bullying online. TContinue Reading

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ALLIE IN ACTION – Tips to Survive your first Day of School

Posted on 10 August 2015 by The Florida Star Online

allie_in_actionBY ALEJANDRA STACK
For The Florida/Georgia Star

Back to school means homework, pop quizzes, and books but it can also mean a new school (for some), new teachers, and new friends. I sometimes wish I didn’t have to go to school but if you don’t leave Summer you can’t come back and I wouldn’t know half the things I do now. TContinue Reading

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Florida/Georgia Star, writer and Camden High Student, came in First Place in Georgia and now First Place in the Nation

Posted on 20 July 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Donna Burrough (Aunt), Welton Coffey (Dad), Kelsey Coffey, Keenya Coffey (Mother) and Roslyn Burrough (Aunt). Kelsey won 1st place for public speaking at the Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Chicago, Ill.

Donna Burrough (Aunt), Welton Coffey (Dad), Kelsey Coffey, Keenya Coffey (Mother) and Roslyn Burrough (Aunt). Kelsey won 1st place for public speaking at the Future Business Leaders of America Conference in Chicago, Ill.

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Success is when talent meets opportunity. The right time, the right opportunity, and the right tools must all be in place in order for success to occur. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 01 May 2015 by The Florida Star Online

star5.2.15 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – Better food options for children have expanded in west and east Jacksonville thanks to a program announced jointly Monday by Mayor Alvin Brown, the I’m A Star Foundation, the American Beverage Association (ABA), the Florida Beverage Association, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. TContinue Reading

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Posted on 19 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

youth4.18 Preparations for the 2015 Learn2Earn college immersion program are underway, and applications will be available to Jacksonville students online at beginning Monday, April 20 and will remain open until Friday, May 8. TContinue Reading

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Demetria Pollard named 2015 Youth of the Year

Posted on 14 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

Demetria PollardJacksonville, Fl. – The highest honor bestowed upon a Boys & Girls of Northeast Florida Club member is being named YOUTH OF THE YEAR. TContinue Reading

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Brunswick’s teen sudden Death

Posted on 03 April 2015 by The Florida Star Online

clifford_tysonClifford Jordan Tyson, of Brunswick was found dead at home during week of March 30, 2015. Reason not known. TContinue Reading

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Hemming Park Launches Imagination Playground

Posted on 17 March 2015 by The Florida Star Online

park JACKSONVILLE, Fl., – Hemming Park, Jacksonville’s oldest public square, continues to revitalize and program the park with diverse patrons in mind. On Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m., TContinue Reading

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Coffey is Camden’s “Self-Confident” Star Speaker

Posted on 07 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

kelsey Kelsey Coffey, a sophomore at Camden County High School took the 1st Place title in Public Speaking at the Regional Conference of the Future
Business Leaders of America.

She chose “self-confidence” as her focus area. Her assignment was to write and present a three and a half to four minute speech at the conference to a panel of judges.

Read the full story in the print edition of The Florida/Georgia Star newspapers

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2015 FBLA Kelsey Coffey Video

Posted on 06 February 2015 by The Florida Star Web Editor

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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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Posted on 08 November 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

FStar-11-17-12-2At the City of Jacksonville’s 2014 Martin Luther King Day breakfast, Mayor Alvin Brown announced a youth initiative that would provide more positive opportunities for Jacksonville’s next generation.
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For the Love of Our Children, It Takes a Village

Posted on 04 October 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

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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Posted on 06 June 2014 by The Florida Star Web Editor

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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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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Jax Teen Performs At Jacob Latimore Atl Event

Posted on 05 August 2013 by Admin Arthia

14 year-old Trey Haze (left) took his hip hop name Spitta Haze to Atlanta where he performed for R&B teen superstars like Jacob Latimore (right) Torian Sellers, Issa and more at Kenedi Treasure’s Sunset Splash Pool Party. The teen affair also served as a fundraiser for NAN spokesperson Mary Pat Hector. “It was a tremendous opportunity,” he said. “I was proud to rep my city with my music.”

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President Obama Wipes Tears During Media Address Stating: “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years”

Posted on 14 December 2012 by Admin Arthia


Florida/Georgia Star

After flags were ordered to be flown at half staff to honor the victims of the Stony Hook school shooting in Connecticut, an emotional President Barack Obama briefed the media at 3:16p.m, visibly pausing with a trembling lip, keeping his eyes off the media as he wiped away at least two escaping tears.

He was addressing the morning’s tragic events in Newtown, CT where 24 year-old Ryan Lanza slaughtered the school principal plus 20 children between age 5 and 10, most of them kindergarten students in his mother’s class. His father was found dead in New Jersey and his mother also killed, both in their homes.

“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years,” said President Obama who stated that when he heard the news, he not only acted as president but also as a parent.

He fought back tears by consistently blinking and took frequent breaths between speaking.

“They had their entire lives ahead of them,” he struggled to say. “Birthdays, graduations, weddings… kids of their own.” TContinue Reading

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BREAKING NEWS: 18 Children Among 27 Dead In Elementary School Shooting: Comes Hours After 22 Kids Stabbed At School In China

Posted on 14 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

Children being led away from crime scene (Photo: Shannon Hicks, AP)


Florida/Georgia Star

Just hours after sympathizing over news that 22 children and an 85 year-old woman were stabbed at a school in China by a “deranged madman”, America would find itself in the international spotlight for another school shooting. (DEVELOPING)

As of 1p.m, unconfirmed reports reaching our newsroom said that 18 children were among the 27 dead at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newton, Connecticut after a 20 year-old gunman entered the school with bullet proof vest and four weapons. Parents received a town wide call that there was a shooting but the school had not been named. Shortly after that, a text alert reaching those with children at Sandy Hook indicated that this was the school that was under attack. TContinue Reading

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Jordan Davis, Teen Shot At Jacksonville Gas Station Over Loud Music, Laid To Rest

Posted on 03 December 2012 by Admin Arthia

Hundreds attended the memorial of Jordan Davis, 17 who was shot by Michael David Dunn at a gas station in Jacksonville.

It has not been nine months since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Florida. Now, another black teenager has been laid to rest after being killed under suspicious circumstances.

Michael David Dunn, the 45-year-old vice president of Dunn & Dunn Data Systems in Vero Beach, was in Jacksonville recently weekend for his son’s wedding. According to records, on Friday when Dunn, a gun collector, encountered Jordan Russell Davis, 17, a student at a Jacksonville magnet school, Samuel W. Wolfson High, in a SUV in the parking lot when Dunn pulled up next to them in a car and asked them to turn down their music. Davis and Dunn exchanged words, and Dunn pulled a gun and shot eight or nine times, striking Jordan twice. TContinue Reading

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FAMU Freshman From Jacksonville Continues to Excel After Inventing Surgical Technique at Age 14

Posted on 30 November 2012 by Admin Arthia

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tony D. Hansberry is not your average college freshman. Perceived at as a child prodigy after developing an innovative suture method that decreases hospital stay and increases efficiency during operations for hysterectomies, the then 14-year-old said he just wanted to bring a prize back home from the science fair.

“People think I’m a genius,” Hansberry said. “It’s not that at all, I just like medicine.” TContinue Reading

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Trial To Triumph: Brunswick’s Baker Brothers

Posted on 09 June 2012 by The Florida Star Online

Written by: Arthia Nixon
Photo by: Luke Engram, MME

“ I could see my God working through him, because before I talked to him, I was outside his office telling my mother, ‘ There is no way we can pay for this. I don’t even know why we came all the way up here just to get denied!” God showed me that if you just put your trust in him he’ll make a way. I was blessed to have received the $80,000 Oprah Winfrey Scholarship. All I have to do is maintain a 3.0 and I’ll keep it. That scholarship will pay a big chunk of my school’s cost and take a big load off my mother’s back. Shout out to Oprah!” – Akeem Baker, left with brother Rafeal.

When you first meet brothers Akeem and Rafeal Baker, there is an instant attraction. Both are young, intelligent, witty and charming black men who are excited about life and eager to put their best foot forward. Despite the fact that they are now legally adults, they end their sentences during their interview with me respectfully with “yes ma’am” or “beg your pardon ma’am?”, evidence that southern hospitality and good old fashioned manners from mom still reigns in some households. However, if you’re lucky to engage in conversation with them, one might wonder how it’s possible that the two 18 year-olds are not twins. TContinue Reading

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