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Jax First Lady, Molly Curry & Jax Children’s Commission launch 2016 JaxKids Book Club.

On June 1, 2016 Jacksonville’s first lady, Molly Curry will be helping the Jacksonville Children’s Commission launch the 2016 JaxKids Book Club. Mrs. Curry will be reading a Book Club original book to Pre-K Students at The Salvation Army (328 N Ocean Street, Jax, FL 32202). She will be reading to the children at 9:30 am. Then at 10:15 am Barbara Gubbins, Director of Jacksonville Public Libraries, will be re ...

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National Red Nose Day – A Day of Fun to bring Awareness to Youth Poverty

Board members of the AnnieRuth Foundation take a moment to act silly in honor of National Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. On May 26, at 9 p.m., people across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The Red Nose Day Special is a live 2-hour primet ...

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Shared Meals with the Homeless Focus of Celebrity Server Fundraiser

Local celebrities mixed their talents and served food to the homeless for the 22nd annual Clara White Mission's Annual "Miracle on Ashley Street Celebrity Servers" fundraiser. Each year, Clara White Mission (CWM) organizes community leaders to join their efforts to prepare and serve lunch under the big tent on Ashley St.  This year’s event spotlighted CWM’s urban farm and the new Beaver Street Veteran’s Vil ...

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Ms. Clementine Shine Celebrates 100th Birthday

On Saturday, May 14th, Ms. Clementine Shine celebrated her 100th Birthday at the Mary Singleton Center with family and friends. Ms. Shine blew out her own Birthday candles and when given the microphone she exclaimed: "Thank God I made it!" President and Mrs. Obama sent a congratulatory note, while her church Mt. Ararat Baptist Church presented a resolution and plaques celebrating this woman of God and her c ...

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Program Students Receive Shirts and Books to Excel

The 5000 Role Model of Excellence program held its inaugural summit at the FSCJ Downtown last weekend with the theme, “The making of a King transforming Boys into Men”. Over 600 young men were dressed in white long sleeve shirts which were donated to the role model of excellence program in addition to thousands in scholarships.  Students were also presented with a surprise signature class ring the first of ...

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Malcolm X Festival Promotes Heritage, Education and Peace in the Hood

Hundreds of families, vendors and friends of the Kemetic Empire/Sankofa Initiative outreach trekked to Simond Johnson Park for the 2nd annual Malcolm X Festival. Located at the intersection of 12th Street and Moncrief Rd. in northwest Jacksonville, Simond Johnson Park was packed with community activist, city leaders, families and friends proclaiming “by any means necessary” the Northside community is an eme ...

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Stylists Dedicate Talents to Ladies Living With Lupus

After being diagnosed with Lupus two year ago, local stylist Gail Carter-Cade vowed to empower other women stricken with the crippling disease. Lupus affects 1.5 million people in the United States; the disease actually affects Black women disproportionately. Black women are three times more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to develop lupus. For five hours Lupus patients had the opportunity to v ...

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New Harvey’s Vows to Eliminate Food Desert With Quality and Value

Several Jacksonville neighborhoods have been identified as food deserts - an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food. In order to meet that challenge, Southeastern Grocery Stores has vowed to end that disparity with the opening of a new Harveys Supermarket on Edgewood Avenue in the Paxon area. The new store kicked off this week with an expanded produce and meat depar ...

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Jazz Lovers Find a Home at the Ritz

This past weekend, the Jacksonville Jazz Society sponsored their first Jazz Discovery Series at the Ritz Theatre and Museum. The series also kicked off the “Jazz Appreciation” awards which were presented to the Ritz Theater museum directors and staff. The featured artist was CC Sunchild, a composer, vocalist, and pianist whose musical range encompasses everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to  Tchiakovsky. The prim ...

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Public Market Opens in Historic Eastside

In the planning stages for more than a year, Groundwork Jacksonville announced the new Jacksonville Public Market, launching September 10, 2016. The Jacksonville Public Market will bring a wide range of family and nutritional programs, live entertainment, chef demonstrations, master gardener consultations, headline speakers, and youth entrepreneurial activities to the Eastside, exposing the neighborhood’s h ...

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