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Top African-American Students Receive Scholarships

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(JACKSONVILLE, FL.)— On Thursday, May 12, 2022, eleven of Jacksonville’s highest-ranking African-American students from Duval County Public Schools were awarded scholarships for academic excellence. This year is Gamma Beta Boule’s 38th Annual High Potential Youth Recognition Awards Program. The much smaller than normal program was hosted at the University of North Florida’s Andrew Robinson Theater with over 120 Students, Parents, […]

The Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is Proud to Present its 2022 Inductees

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On Saturday, May 15, 2022, Judy Batson, Retired Educator, Shantel Davis, Corporate Executive, Valerie Green, Retired Pharmaceutical Executive, Kimberly Holloway, IT Executive, Kimberly Morrison, Marketing Executive, Rhonda Peoples-Waters, Judge, Nicole Thomas, Hospital Executive, and Kay Williams, Attorney were inducted into the Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. “We are honored to welcome eight dynamic women who are influential […]

HBCU NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Edward Waters Clinches BCWS Title With Win Over Kentucky St.

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Montgomery, Alabama-For the first time since 2011 and the second time in program history, an HBCU National Championship will reside in Jacksonville, Florida as Edward Waters defeated Kentucky State, 3-2 in the Championship Game of the Tyson Foods Black College World Series at Riverwalk Stadium on Saturday evening. Edward Waters took a two-run lead in the top of the 2nd […]

Congresswoman Corrine Brown Is Free!

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Photos by Blue Franswa Jacksonville, Florida – Today, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown agreed to a settlement with the United States Department of Justice. In the joint agreement, the United States Government agreed to drop all but one charge against Congresswoman Brown, and she agreed to plead to one taxcount. As part of the plea deal, Congresswoman Brown will be […]

Legendary FAMU Relay Team honored on Penn Relays Wall of Fame

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Four former Florida A&M track stars were honored in Philadelphia at the 126th running of the University of Pennsylvania Relay Carnival, affectionately known as the Penn Relays, for their exceptional performances from 1966-1968. James Ashcroft, Major Hazelton, Nathaniel James, and Eugene Milton, donning their orange National Rattler “F’ blazers, were the guests of honor at the 2022 Penn Relay as […]

Junior Achievement of North Florida Celebrated Community Partners at its Hall of Fame Luncheon

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Jacksonville, Fla.,  – Junior Achievement of North Florida welcomed more than 200 guests and supporters for its 2022 Hall of Fame Luncheon at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center on Tuesday, May 10. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for the organization dedicated to providing programs that inspire and prepare young people for success. KaShaun […]

Honoring William Holt Liptrot, Jr., D. Min.

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Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel), United States Army, (r.)

The son of an ordained minister and DCPS school teacher, Dr. William Holt Liptrot, Jr. taught public school from 1981-1986 in Chicago, Illinois and Jacksonville, Florida before entering the United States Army as an Officer. His distinguished military career with the United States Army spanned over two decades. Prior to entry on active duty, I was commissioned as a Chaplain […]

Junior Achievement of North Florida’s Hall of Fame will Honor Outstanding Individuals and Businesses Next Week

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The luncheon is on May 10 at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center

Jacksonville, Fla., – Junior Achievement of North Florida’s Hall of Fame Luncheon will take place next week at the University of North Florida’s Adam W. Herbert University Center. The organization’s largest annual fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, May 10 starting at noon. The event helps the nonprofit fund its programs which inspire and prepare young people for success. Students […]

Mother’s Day Comedy Brunch for Historic Church Rehabilitation

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Jacksonville, Fla. – The Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church will host a Mother’s Day Comedy Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday May 8th at Old St. Andrews in downtown Jacksonville. Comedian Belynda Cleare will host the event. The $100 cost of attendance includes buffet, drinks, and entertainment. Tickets are available on Eventbrite at the following URL: Mother’s Day […]

FAMU President Robinson Participates in Second HBCU Impact Summit

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Florida A&M University President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., joined the three other presidents from Florida’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of higher education at Florida Memorial University (FMU) in Miami Gardens. This is the second HBCU Impact Summit in Florida. The first summit was held at FAMU in 2019. Edward Waters University will host […]


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