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Russell Simmons Repays Rushcard holders, Pushes for Credit Reform

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life. He’s back at yoga and the hip-hop and business mogul is even able to run some errands without worrying about whether a disgruntled RushCard holder might verbally attack him or worse. Simmons never hung his head despite mounting – if unfair – criticism that rocked the music impresa ...

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Delta Delta Chapter Tri – Chapters Founders Day Celebration

By Jakki Stubbs, Publicity Chair - National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter celebrated their annual Founders’ Day event with host chapter Alpha Gamma Chapter of Jacksonville, Florida and Gamma Eta Chapter of St. Augustine, Florida on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Downtown Riverfront Double Tree Hotel. The speaker for the occasion was Mrs. Cassandra Barlow, who serves as the Dean of G ...

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Jax First Lady, Molly Curry & Jax Children’s Commission launch 2016 JaxKids Book Club.

On June 1, 2016 Jacksonville’s first lady, Molly Curry will be helping the Jacksonville Children’s Commission launch the 2016 JaxKids Book Club. Mrs. Curry will be reading a Book Club original book to Pre-K Students at The Salvation Army (328 N Ocean Street, Jax, FL 32202). She will be reading to the children at 9:30 am. Then at 10:15 am Barbara Gubbins, Director of Jacksonville Public Libraries, will be re ...

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Northeast Florida Beerfest A Beer Lovers Brewery

The largest beer festival in North Florida was held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Friday, May 20th, From 4-10 p.m. attendees at the 8th Annual Craft and Import Beer Festival had the opportunity to drink unlimited beer, taste food samples from 20 different local restaurants and hear live music from local bands. This year the festival added the Beer Aficionado ticket giving real beer enthusiasts ...

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National Red Nose Day – A Day of Fun to bring Awareness to Youth Poverty

Board members of the AnnieRuth Foundation take a moment to act silly in honor of National Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. On May 26, at 9 p.m., people across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The Red Nose Day Special is a live 2-hour primet ...

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Shared Meals with the Homeless Focus of Celebrity Server Fundraiser

Local celebrities mixed their talents and served food to the homeless for the 22nd annual Clara White Mission's Annual "Miracle on Ashley Street Celebrity Servers" fundraiser. Each year, Clara White Mission (CWM) organizes community leaders to join their efforts to prepare and serve lunch under the big tent on Ashley St.  This year’s event spotlighted CWM’s urban farm and the new Beaver Street Veteran’s Vil ...

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Eta Phi Beta Welcomes Three

Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Nu Chapter inducted three new members last weekend at Fountain Chapel AME Church. The ritualistic ceremony was held with the participation of the Southeastern Regional Director Deborah Cartwright-Clough. Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded to promote higher scholastic standards, personal growth, career awareness and to provide opportunities for community service. Throughout t ...

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“R” Buffet Tour in Jax!

By Free Press staff writer Lynn Jones - The legendary American recording artist, songwriter, record producer R. Kelly will be performing this Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. As a fan of R. Kelly, it was an honor to speak with him over the phone earlier this week. Kelley has been a hit maker for over 30 years, his vocals, his music and his gift of writing songs for many of today’s a ...

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Bundle Up and Save with Chosen Vessels Publishing!

Bundle Up and Save with Chosen Vessels Publishing! - Chosen Vessels Publishers remain competitive in their prices when working with authors in getting their books published. Unlike other publishing companies, Chosen Vessels is not just another needle in the haystack!  Not only do they offer price bundles that will fit your budget, Chosen Vessels offers you more for your money than other top book publishing ...

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Gretel and Gertie Dance Students Honor Legacy with Ritz Exhibit

The premier opening exhibit of the Gretel and Gertie Dance School honoring founders Mrs. Ernestine B.R. Cox Cox and Mrs. Pricilla Jones, was presented by former students and the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.  Former students of the prestigious local dance school  planned and implemented a memorable Sunday afternoon remembering the fine art of dance at The Ritz Theatre and Museum. Dancers ...

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