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It’s a Family Affair Unity and Health Fest

The Miciah Deleston Foundation and Daughter to Daughter group held the "It's a Family Affair Unity and Health Fest," Saturday, June 6 at A. Philip Randolph Park.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. former NFL players, dancers and singers stopped by to assist with bagging groceries for needy families.  On the premises were non-profit groups and small business owners providing health and HIV screenings and workshops on t ...

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The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Welcomes Four New Members

The Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated welcomed four dynamic ladies committed to service into their “Chain of Friendship” during a private ceremony held  at the Jacksonville Golf & Country Club. last week.  Leaders in the areas of education, law, and business, the newest members are Biannca Hill , Sherri Luke, Patricia Sams, and Debbie Sapp. Adding to the special occasion, Links from the Bo ...

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Naval Officers Award Scholarship to Raines Student

William M. Raines graduate Kelley Barnes received the naval officers Association Jacksonville chapter scholarship for $1000. The scholarship luncheon was held at the University Club. Kelley will be attending Florida A&M University where she will major in Healthcare Management in the fall 2015. The Jacksonville chapter of the Naval Officers Association has issued more than $38,000 in scholarships to dese ...

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Building Communities is Focus of ‘United We Stand’ Event

By Helen Chestnut Building communities through civic engagement was a common theme at the recent “United We Stand: Diverse Voices of Reason” event, held at the Salem Centre. Sponsored by First Coast Community Outreach, the event featured remarks by Palatka Mayor Terrill Hill, who recounted how his passion for improving his community led him to seek elective office. “Somewhere along the way, I think we becam ...

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Jacksonville’s Jack & Jill Chapter Supports Tomorrow’s Leaders

by K. Huyghue On Sunday, May 31st, ten newly inducted teen officers of the Jacksonville Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc demonstrated that they have the "Power to Make a Difference" (the organization's national theme) as they committed to lead others in serving and educating Jacksonville youth. The "changing of the guard" event marked the end of a productive program year during which the Chapter's ...

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KIPP School Connects With UNCF

KIPP School Connects With UNCF - Close to 200 people gathered inside the auditorium at the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) school, a free public charter school on the city’s Westside to hear from Dr. Michael Lomax. Lomax, Chief Executive Officer and President of the United Negro College Fund took the opportunity to speak to those in attendance about the importance of education. Lomax stressed how he belie ...

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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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EWC Homecoming Highlights a Weekend of Celebration, Fellowship and Education

Edward Waters College held their Homecoming celebration last weekend themed, “Preserving History, Promising Futures.” The event has been a staple in the community and serves as an entertaining cultural celebration. “Preserving History, Promising Futures” consisted of the traditional events, which included the talent show, Fashion Show, Comedy Show featuring KWEBB, Greek Step Show, Hip-Hop concert featuring ...

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Links Kick Off Youth Leadership Program

Members of the Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated kicked off their award winning leadership program for local youth at the North Campus of the Florida State College in Jacksonville last weekend. Throughout the year, the middle school age youth registered in the free program will experience half day sessions, field trips and mentoring experiences designed to engage them for selecting a path fo ...

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