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AKA Debutantes Conclude 2015 Summer Season

AKA Sorority, Gamma Rho Mega Chapter 2015 Debutantes End Summer Season - The twelve 2015 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Rho Omega Chapter Debutantes ended the summer season with four activities last weekend. On Friday, August 13, 2015, Debutantes Kahtya Henderson, Aja Fisher and Gabrielle Terry were honored with “A View From the Top Luncheon” at the University Club. Ms. JoAnn Buggs, Mrs. Karen Jenk ...

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Fly Jock and Activist Tom Joyner and Crew on Tour to “Meet Every Listener”

Fresh off their stop in Tallahassee Florida, The Tom Joyner Morning Show crew, Tom, Sybil and J made their way to Jacksonville, Florida! The TJMS breezed into town Thursday, August 13, for an early happy hour meet and greet at Skyline Sports Bar. The next day, Tom and the crew met fans at The Potters House Soul Food Bistro. Tom and the crew are on a ‘Meet Every Listener’ tour promoting the upcoming Tom Joyn ...

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New College Prep, Tuition-Free, Single Gender School for Girls Opens This Fall

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Sneak Peek Offered On-Site Pre-Enrollment and Behind-the Scene Tours of Virtue Academy’s New Campus. Following the first-year success of Valor Academy of Leadership for boys, PROFECTUS Learning Systems is preparing to launch the all girls’ Virtue Arts & Science Academy this fall. Valor Academy, the first all boys College Prep school in Jacksonville, enrolled 140 young men i ...

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Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of AKA Sorority Annual Leadership Workshop

On Saturday August 8, 2015, The Gamma Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated convened at the Sea Palm Conference Center and Resort on St Simons Island, GA for their Annual Leadership Workshop.  The Committee, chaired by Ms. Norma S. White, 25th International President, and Ms. Bettye Sessions, presented several Leadership Workshops, a Chapter Talent Show, and a Black Historical Tours ...

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Friday Night Sweet & Soulful Jazz at Sweet Pete’s

Jacksonville’s own songstress Akia Uwanda headlined a Sweet and Soulful Jazz dinner and musical evening at Sweet Petes Café in downtown Jacksonville. The Friday Jazz segment was attended by a crowd of 70 Jazz enthusiasts. Every 4th Friday of the month, Akia and Friends hold court at Sweet Pete’s singing vibrant songs belting out the acoustics and lyrics of various musical legends. The songs of Anita Baker, ...

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Souper Soul Sundays Continue to Delight

This past Sunday at the Ritz Theater, Jacksonville church goers and individuals interested in a relaxing Sunday evening attended Souper Soul Sundays, “Something Miraculous” episodic four stage play, produced by TDE Entertainment. The fourth sequel installment answered questions to the last cliff hangers as audience members laughed out loud, cried and pondered how did this happen?  If you didn’t see the firs ...

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AME Preacher Teaches and Preaches Fitness for the Mind Body & Soul At Historic Mount Zion

Historic Mt. Zion presented its first Fitness Day with Coach Oneil Brown eminently known as the “Fitness Preacher” this past Saturday, July 18th. Coach Brown and his team of Fitness Warriors reside in Tallahassee, Florida and trekked to Jacksonville to assist in Historic Mt. Zion’s exercise initiatives. Coach Brown’s Boot Camp exercise programs are tailored for all body types. He also educates the community ...

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Northside Community Involvement Hosts Jamboree on Ave B

Northside Community Involvement, Inc. 2nd Annual Jamboree on Ave. B took place on Saturday across the street from the church. Northside Community Involvement, Inc. mission is to help the community become closer and take an active vital part in their community. The event was a fun filled day that included a garage sale, food for a small fee, carnival games, bouncey houses, a dunk tank and a water slide for t ...

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“Saturday Night Lights” a Grassroots Community Activity Initiative

“Saturday Night Lights” a Grassroots Community Activity Initiative - The first installation of Sankofa Saturdays was a resounding success. The program is currently piloted at Clanzel Brown Park as one of its premiere “Saturday Night Lights” grassroots community initiatives this summer. The Kemetic Empire/Urban-GeoPonics firmly believes in teaching youth and strengthening their emotional maturity/judgment, l ...

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I LOVE Philly and You will Too!

By Urban Traveler Lynn Jones - I LOVE Philly! Did I say I love Philly?  Let me say it again!  “I Love Philly”.  Philadelphia is a city that’s not too big and not too small.  When I arrived in Philly I had the boldness to utter, “Philly feels a lot like a smaller version of New York,” well every Philadelphian I met whispered, “Do not compare us to NYC, we can hold our own,” and that they did! The hustle and ...

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