New Faces of Leadership Emerge for Urban Jacksonville

New Faces of Leadership Emerge for Urban Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville kicked off the election season this week with a 32.6% voter turnout with 179,376 ballots cast that will culminate in May for most of the candidates. One of ...

Selma Jubilee Draws Thousands to Commemorate Historic Civil Rights March

Selma Jubilee Draws Thousands to Commemorate Historic Civil Rights March

by Lynn Jones On the heels of Civil Rights activist, the Jacksonville Free Press was on the front line for the 50th Anniversary of the Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Mo ...

50+ Gather to Celebrate and Honor Legacy of Black History at Annual “Weaving the Web” Gathering

50+ Gather to Celebrate and Honor Legacy of Black History at Annual “Weaving the Web” Gathering

Shown is Felice Franklin “sharing” on PRIDE Book Club as Greg Miller looks on with others at the annual, Weaving the Web of Our History, hosted by Carlottra Guyton and friends. The ...

Education Symposium Works to Reclaim Young Black Males

Education Symposium Works to Reclaim Young Black Males

The 7th Annual Urban Education Symposium: Reclaiming Young Black Males for Jacksonville's Future was held over the weekend in downtown Jax at the Main Library. Students, teachers a ...

City Embraces Eureka Gardens

City Embraces Eureka Gardens

For the past year when you hear about the Eureka Gardens apartment community, it is accompanied by crime statistics and unflattering remarks uncharacteristic of a stellar city. Las ...

Links’ Western Gala Not Just a Party, But a Community Tradition

Links’ Western Gala Not Just a Party, But a Community Tradition

by M. Latimer The “Western Gala,” hosted by the Jacksonville (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is no longer just a party. The event, held annually since 2003, has become a N ...

Gamma Rho Omega Celebrates Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 107 Year Legacy

Gamma Rho Omega Celebrates Alpha Kappa Alpha’s 107 Year Legacy

The Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. celebrated its 107th Founders’ Day observance last weekend at the Hyatt Hotel. The sorority was founded on January 1 ...

#BlackGirlsMatter Right Here in America

Every morning, when I fix my teenage daughter breakfast and drop her off to school, she reminds me that #BlackGirlsMatter. Her jou more ...

March 17, 2015

Rep. G.K. Butterfield Becomes New CBC Chair

by Joyce Jones Rep. G.K. Butterfield takes over the helm of the Congressional Black Caucus during what could be described as the w more ...

January 13, 2015
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