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Feds to Create Wrongful Convictions Unit

By Jazelle Hunt U.S. Attorneys across the nation are professional prosecutors, making sure criminals are locked up for their crimes. Beginning this fall, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia will take on a new and very different role as it turns its attention to those convicted of crimes they did not commit. It will be the first time any of the nation’s 93 presidentially-appointed federal ...

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Gamma Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter Celebrates 92nd Anniversary

To celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. the Gamma Omicron Sigma Alumnae Chapter held a Rededication Ceremony on the campus of Edward Waters College. The following Friday, November 14th, the chapter made a donation of school supplies to a local charter school in celebration of National Education Week. The celebration continued on Saturday November 15th when they joined the men ...

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Fly Jock Swoops in Town to the Delight of Local Fans

The Tom Joyner Morning Show visited Jacksonville last weekend for a happy hour meet and greet reception at the Ritz Theater. The next morning, Tom and his crew including J. Anthony Brown and Sybil produced the high rated morning show from Cox Radio 106.5 studios. They also held a Free Food Truck Friday for the first 100 people at Hemming Plaza. Over 100 guests attended the social affair to welcome the TJMS ...

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Hollywood Comes Home for Intensive Acting Class

Top acting Coach Scott Whitehurst and The Haves and The Have Nots' Angela Robinson along with Darryl Reuben Hall hosted a weekend-long acting intensive at Stage Aurora Theatrical Company this past weekend, November 14-16. The ten participants were paired together in teams of two to study scene work. Robinson, a Jacksonville native, joined Scott in founding the WhiteRobin Group to guide and develop budding a ...

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Al Austin Honored as a Community Legend

On Saturday, November 15, 2014, the AnnieRuth Foundation hosted  Honoring a Community Legend. The 2014 recipient was Alfred "Al" Austin.  Honoring a Community Legend is the forum used by the AnnieRuth Foundation to acknowledge unsung heroes and heroines. Those individuals who have made significant contributions in the city of Jacksonville because it was what they were predestined to do; rather than doing it ...

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ASALH Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act by Honoring Local Trailblazers

The James Weldon Johnson Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History recently held its’ annual luncheon  celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Movement. The theme of the luncheon was “Civil Rights, Then and Now”! The keynote speaker was Mr. Opio Sokoni, President of the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizatio ...

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Goodwill Luncheon Reveals Success Against the Odds

The 14th Annual Goodwill Striving to Succeed Luncheon boasted more than 650 community leaders eagerly awaiting the celebrity fashion show and yearly awards. But the real stars of the day were the three Goodwill Achievers of the Year - Kevin Aiken, Liz Fiorentino and Deatta Simmons. Videos played out their stories on large screens, explaining the struggles they each went through to put their lives back on tr ...

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Florida’s Oldest Living Veteran is a Jacksonville Native

Lorraine Carr of the Quilt of Valor Foundation recently honored the oldest living female, World War II Veteran, Cpl. Josephine E.  Statham, age 96 with a beautiful hand-made quilt. The presentation was held at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lake City, Florida.  Quilt of Valor Foundation honored her for her service in the U.S. Army from March 3, 1943 to July 7, 1944, where she was a chef.  The ...

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Free Counseling Available to Seniors During Medicare Open Enrollment

by Kenyonn Demps Medicare’s Annual Election Period is now in full swing (October 15 through December 7) and many people, including those new to Medicare, find themselves uncertain about their Medicare options and the processes for enrollment. I serve as the ElderSource Program Coordinator for a Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ program called SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). SHINE trains ...

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EWC Names First Call Me Mister Scholar

Edward Waters College has named Senior, Bernard Agurs, the institution’s first Call Me MISTER Scholar. The Call Me MISTER scholarship program is open to African American males majoring in elementary education and pays for the last two years of course work. Recipients of the “Call Me MISTER” scholarship must teach in an inner-city elementary school in the Duval County Public School System for at least five y ...

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