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Aspiring Pre-Teen Astronaut Taylor Richardson Advocates Children Literacy With Book Drive Program

Aspiring Pre-Teen Astronaut Taylor Richardson Advocates  Children Literacy With Book Drive Program -By Latonja Richardson –Future astronaut, literacy advocate, and agent of S.T.E.A.M – Taylor Richardson – is a local pre-teen who’s collecting books for children ages 3-18, within various organizations, to promote childhood literacy. Taylor’s Take Flight with A Book program works in conjunction with the United ...

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Aarons Unveils 9th Renovated Keystone Club in 2015 At Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida

Aarons Unveils 9th Renovated Keystone Club in 2015 At Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida - Teen Center Makeover Result of Retailer’s Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Aaron's, Inc. a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) today ...

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Spot Light on Dr. Julia Walker Brown at the Ritz Theatre and Museum

 On November 12, the Ritz Theatre and Museum re-introduced, Dr. Julia Walker Brown, a successful businesswoman of African-American heritage and showcased her contributions in shaping the educational fabric of the African-Americans in the Jacksonville community. Dr. Julia Walker Brown became a steadfast pillar in the African- American community of Jacksonville, Florida in 1917 when she and her first husband, ...

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Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter Military Initiative Aids Homeless Veterans

For their military initiative the Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter, of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., collected toiletries for homeless veterans.  The items were given to The Veterans Compassionate Care Project of Elim Community Outreach, Inc. The chapter by reaching out to the its members and the community were able to donate needed items such as soap, shampoo, lotions, razors, female hygiene items, tooth brushes, et ...

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Arnold Donald Serves as #1 Captain of Carnival Corporation

By Lynn Jones - I recently had the opportunity to interview Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.  Arnold Donald is a man of stature, sincerity and success.  Walking into Carnival Corporation Headquarters located in Doral, Florida, you are greeted by employees that present the impression of crew members on a Carnival “fun ship” cruise. The first step was securing a day/date/time to pin Mr. Donald down ...

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Jaguars Players Promote Football Fundamentals at Highlands Middle School

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Denard Robinson and his teammates joined the United Way of Northeast Florida to promote youth health and fitness during the 2015 Hometown Huddle. Promoting Play 60 (60 minutes of play each day), the Jaguars spoke to the Highland Middle School Achievers For Life students about football fundamentals and safety tips and signed autographs. The NFL and United Way Hometown Huddl ...

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Zander Kicks Off 140th East Annual AME Conference

The Reverend Dr. Marvin C. Zanders, II and the disciples of Saint Paul AME Church, headlined the opening Business Session of the 140th Session of the East Annual Conference, Tuesday, November 3rd at The Omni Hotel. A warm welcome was extended to guests, the Jacksonville community and the entire constituency of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to attend the East Annual Conference. The 140th Session of ...

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Eta Phi Beta Chapter Takes Notes On Understanding Breast Cancer

By Rometa Porter _ On Saturday, October 31, Dianne Townsend, community breast health educator and advocate, presented a breast cancer awareness workshop for Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Nu Chapter at the Highlands Library in Jacksonville. Ms. Townsend, a 28-year survivor and Chapter President of Sisters Network Northeast Florida, uses the month of October each year (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to bring a ...

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Delta’s Shine an Armor of Light on Stand Your Ground Law

By Elaine Mitchum - Members of Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta attended the opening night of “Armor of Light”, a documentary produced by Abigail Disney that follows the journey of Reverend Rob Schenck, an evangelical minister who finds the courage to preach about the toll of gun violence in America. An anti-abortion activist, Schenck questions whether being pro-gun is consistent with being ...

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Jax Urban League Honors Community Trustees

The Jacksonville Urban League held its 42nd Annual Equal Opportunity luncheon celebrating 68 years of service last week at the Hyatt Hotel. The historical civil rights non-profit organization recognized individuals and corporations who made significant efforts in the areas of diversity and equal opportunity. The event honored Rev. Levy Wilcox (Whitney M. Young National Leadership Award and the Clanzel T. Br ...

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