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36th Annual Teach-A-Rama Empowers Educators

Beatrice “Bea” Lewis highlighted the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter’s 36th Annual Teach-A-Rama with a spirited and thought-provoking discussion on “Understanding the Behaviors of Parents and Students.” The event is a part of the sorority's three-point Youth Education and Services (Yes) program held throughout the country. “This was one of our most powerful Teach-A-Ramas beca ...

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Leadership Seminar Focuses on Health, Wealth and Happiness

A team of life coaches have set their hearts and minds on motivating Jaxons of all ages. Green-Up recently launched a Leadership Seminar at the Salem Center, impacting the lives of a room filled with participants. The event focused on workplace and life balance as the team focused on critical areas in life such as physical, mental, spiritual, and financial areas. The seminar wrapped up with a call to action ...

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Purple Heart Recipients Enjoy Veteran Day Parade

Enjoying the Annual Jacksonville Veterans Day Parade are retired service men Lee Brown and William J. Smith II. Both are members of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart MOPH. Brown was wounded during a terrorist attack in Berlin, Germany and Smith was wounded in Vietnam. The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderi ...

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Mayor Taps Warren Jones for JEA Board

Two well-respected and strong Jacksonville leaders have been selected to serve on the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) Board of Directors. Mayor Lenny Curry recently announced the nominations of Edward E. Burr, GreenPointe Holdings LLC president and CEO, and Warren A. Jones, former city council president. “I am convinced that these long-time Jacksonville leaders will bring a breadth of experience and p ...

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Black Caucus Cautious About New House Speaker

by James Wright Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have developed a wait-and-see attitude toward the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was elected by the House as the new leader of the body on Oct. 29. Norton said immediately after that she “will reach out and look forward to working with our new speaker, Paul Ryan.” “Paul is a friend who I have worked wit ...

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D.I.V.A.S. Movement Shares the Spirit on Health, Wealth and Awareness

What started out as a birthday and breast cancer celebration has developed into a movement. The Defining Inspirational Values Attributed to the Spirit (D.I.V.A.S.) ladies met volunteering for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The D.I.V.A.S. has taken what they learned from the campaign to form a women’s community support and advocacy group. “We believe women can get things done,” said acting Pres ...

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AKAS Gamma Rho Chapter Remembers Alzheimer’s Survivors

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter Incorporated participated in the Walk To End Alzheimer's on Saturday, November 7th. The Alzheimer's Association mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Health Promotions ...

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Blackonomics: Beyond T-Shirts and Hoodies

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Recollections of my 1995 article on the business of college athletics danced in my head when I heard the news about the University of Missouri football team’s refusal to play until the President of that University, Tim Wolfe, resigns or is dismissed. The players said, “due to his negligence toward marginalized students’ experience” and his lax attitude regarding racial issue ...

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Deceitful Politicians Want Media to Ignore their Lies

by Dr. Julianne Malveaux Politicians and would-be politicians running for president can’t have it both ways: They can’t filibuster while refusing to answer direct questions during televised debates and then complain about not having enough time to talk. Judging by the blatant lies they told during the recent CNBC debate, they should have far less time to talk. But politicians being politicians, they know ho ...

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What’s Wrong with the Truth?

By George Curry Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African Americans at the hands of misbehaving police officers. How, after all, can you justify the killing of a baby boy, Tamir Rice? Or the illegal choking of Eric Garner? Michael Brown stole some cigarillos. Does that deserve the death penalty? We can call the roll and ...

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