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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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Stanton Vocational All Class Reunion Sparks Donations and Fellowship

Stanton Vocational All Class Reunion Sparks Donations and Fellowship  - By Rhonda Silver - The 9th Annual Stanton New Stanton-Stanton Vocational Gala was held this past weekend at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center. Friday Night the meet and greet was spirited with loads of smiles and hugs. As classmates united with chatter it made it hard to hear the oldies played by the DJ, but that’s what catching ...

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Football Camp A Touchdown to Achieve Success

Football Camp A Touchdown to Achieve Success - Nease High School grad Mario Butler held his second annual Mario Butler Foundation Football and Cheer Camp, Saturday, June 20th at Mandarin High School. The camp had over 250 kids from throughout the First Coast show up to learn from several NFL players. The event’s title sponsor, Brooks Rehabilitation, had several staff members from its Center for Sports Thera ...

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Local Non-Profit wants to Suit Jacksonville For Success

Suited For Success, the local nonprofit organization providing business suits and career attire and job readiness training for men in the Jacksonville community seeking employment is partnering with Men’s Wearhouse, one of North America's largest men’s specialty retailers, to launch its seventh annual National Suit Drive, a month-long initiative that encourages donations of gently-used suits and professiona ...

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