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New Faces of Leadership Emerge for Urban Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville kicked off the election season this week with a 32.6% voter turnout with 179,376 ballots cast that will culminate in May for most of the candidates. One of the most watched races, which would decide our next mayor, was narrowly held by incumbent Alvin Brown with 42.9% of the vote. He will face Republican Lenny Curry who received 38% of the vote. TV personality and well known crime f ...

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First-of-its-Kind Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers

More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can slow the development of Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers – including African Americans – who have ju ...

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AMG’s “Sip & See” Educates Guest on Hair Care and HIV/AIDS Awareness

Ann Grimsley of AMG Uptown Salon held a “Sip & See” for clients to visit the salon and preview AMG’s services and the upcoming Ultimate Runway Fashion Show. The 6th annual fashion show showcases upscale fashions from local and national designers. Proceeds from the fashion show benefit HIV/AID’s. The 2015 Fashion show is slated for Saturday, June 27th which coincides with National HIV Testing Day. Models ...

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Chevarra Orrin Birthday Celebration Highlights Life, Love, Family and Music

Local civic activist Chevarra Orrin was feted with a birthday party from her husband, local restaurateur and advertising guru Marlon Hubbard. The private birthday celebration of life was well attended with friends, family and guests from out of town.  Musician Tony Henry serenaded Chevarra with his smooth songs of R&B, while DJ LS One rocked the house with musical blasts from the past! Pictured smiling ...

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Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Seeks Donations for Private Jet

The ministry of  prominent Georgia megachurch pastor and evangelist  Creflo Dollar who teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches is seeking donations to buy a luxury jet valued at more than $65 million.  The website of Creflo Dollar Ministries asked people to "Sow your love gift of any amount" to help the ministry buy a Gulfstream G650 airplane. Dollar and his wife, Taffi, are co-past ...

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Selma Jubilee Draws Thousands to Commemorate Historic Civil Rights March

by Lynn Jones On the heels of Civil Rights activist, the Jacksonville Free Press was on the front line for the 50th Anniversary of the Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Selma-to-Montgomery March, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Thousands packed the riverside town for commemorations of the march of March 7, 1965, in what became the first of three aiming to reach Montgomery, Alabama, to demand an end to di ...

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50+ Gather to Celebrate and Honor Legacy of Black History at Annual “Weaving the Web” Gathering

Shown is Felice Franklin “sharing” on PRIDE Book Club as Greg Miller looks on with others at the annual, Weaving the Web of Our History, hosted by Carlottra Guyton and friends. The annual event, held in Guyton’s Springfield home, brings guests on the last Saturday in February to share on any topic of their choice in the realm of Black History. Attendees enjoy hearing a plethora of diverse personal and more ...

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Kingdom Builders Fundraiser Focuses on Building the Community

The Kingdom Builders Outreach Fundraiser Singing Ministry held a special event last weekend at Bible Way Ministry to raise funds for ministering in the streets, jails, churches and spreading the word. The ministry also spreads the word on how to have a personal relationship with God through Christ.   On a daily basis Kingdom Builders Outreach provides free education and testing for HIV, free clothes and foo ...

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Sigma Gamma Rho Host Youth Symposium

  On Saturday March 7th, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. hosted its 18th annual Youth Symposium at Edward Waters University. The participating youth began the day with an open panel discussion about civil liberties and social responsibility followed by a play rousing game of basketball and double Dutch jump rope. Afterwards they enjoyed a nutritious lunch and concluded the day with several informative worksho ...

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Members of Jacksonville’s James Weldon Johnson ASALH Branch traveled to Washington, DC to attend the organization’s National Black History luncheon. ASALH was founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. The event was the first of several planned events to celebrate its 100 years of existence. The Centennial Keynote speaker was national president Dr. Daryl Michael Scott. Dr. Scott reminded the audience of the importan ...

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