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Local Produce Market Opens at Main Bus Station

Conquering the ever growing problems of food deserts in the urban communities, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and the I’m A Star Foundation joined together to launch the Rosa Parks Produce Market at the main bus station. As partners, I'm A Star will operate a weekly market featuring healthy, fresh and local produce for sale every Friday at Rosa Parks Transit Station starting Friday, July 15 ...

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Volunteers Make It Happen at DUW

Did you know volunteers sort and inventory 95% of the brand new clothing donated to Dignity U Wear?  In 2015, 1,300 volunteers provided over 6,000 hours of people-power at their warehouse in Jacksonville, FL. That's roughly the equivalent of 3 full-time employees. All those volunteer hours make a huge impact on the work of Dignity U Wear. At Dignity U Wear, the nonprofit focuses on one thing, procuring new ...

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Local Male Stylists Unite to Make a Difference in The Industry

By  Marix George - When it comes to beauty we all seem to think of a gorgeous lady providing the service and never see the men in the industry.  In Jacksonville, there is a group of distinguished gentlemen on top of the hair industry game. Rounding out the group is a celebrity Pedicurist/Salon and Spa Consultant, two hair care product distributors, one that owns his own hair care line, the most sought after ...

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Entrepreneur Camp Challenges Youth to Implement Business Mindset

Last week Krumping 4 Success held a Youth Business Challenge at Hemming Park with campers increasing their entrepreneur skills. The campers are attended a six week summer entrepreneur camp with Krumpin 4 Success, an organization dedicated to decreasing risk-taking behavior by providing creative activities and promoting academic stability, economic sufficiency, and successful transition to productive citizen ...

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Youth W.I.N. with Boys Basketball Mentoring Program

Working to Improve Neighborhoods (W.I.N.) a crime prevention/youth empowerment program that uses organized basketball as a vehicle to create positive social change and encourages leadership among Jacksonville’s underserved male youth ages 12-18 held their yearly summer program at Northside Church of Christ. Participants in the eight week summer program attend mandatory night workshops which focus on values, ...

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Eastside Neighborhood Promotes Education and Economic Development

The OaklandCEED, Inc. (Center for Education and Economic Development) weathered the storm for the second annual Neighborhoods Come Alive Tour, an eastside celebration held June 18th at A. Phillip Randolph Park. Though the crowd was a bit dismal due to the rain, families and friends in attendance were treated to activities to engage and educate the community on the rich history of the East Jacksonville neigh ...

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Stop the Violence Banquet Recognizes Those in the Trenches

The Officers and Board members of The El-Beth-El Development Center hosted its 7th Annual “Stop the Violence Recognition” Banquet last weekend at the International Fire Fighters Local Banquet Hall. The annual “Stop the Violence Recognition Banquet” celebrated a diverse list of honorees and future youth leaders for their outstanding academic achievement. Since 2009, The El-Beth-El Development Center has hono ...

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Pro Athletes Impart “Game Changing” Skills to Youth

By Ywana Allen - This past weekend, former Jacksonville Jaguar Maurice "Moe" Williams hosted the inaugural Game Changers Symposium for high school and college athletes, parents and coaches at Impact Church. The purpose of the event is to provide male and female attendees with the knowledge and resources needed to understand their platforms as student athletes and the responsibilities that come along with th ...

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Veteran and Activist Sollie Mitchell Feted With Surprise 98th Birthday

Since 1997 Sollie Mitchel has been a retired man of leisure. Always an activist, he spends time working toward helping to build a better community. In honor of that continued commitment, elected officials, community leaders and friends turned out for a surprise impromptu lunch to honor his 98th birthday.  The lunch was held at Clara’s at the Cathedral sponsored by the Clara White Mission Culinary Arts progr ...

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Local Barbers Spend Father’s Day On

By Jasmine Chanelle - Barbers and stylists teamed up this past Sunday to offer men at the Clara White Mission a new look thanks to the Beyond the Clippers Haircut Giveback . The event which happens quarterly falls on Father’s Day, making it even more impactful. Fathers play a large role in shaping their children’s lives. This fact is no different for those dads who find themselves displaced and homeless. Th ...

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