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Big Names on Deck to Help Get Souls to the Polls

Having picked up the baton of his father, activist Martin Luther King, III could be seen around northeast Florida last weekend everywhere from FAMU's freshmen pinning ceremony to various churches helping to bring souls to the polls.  He is shown above while attending events in Jacksonville with noted event planners Steven and Michelle Cohen. Early voting has now been in effect for one week and the big elect ...

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FLAJAX Renovate Club House and Welcomes Community to New House

The FLAJAX Club members and their FLAJILLs welcomed the Jacksonville community to their club house grand opening last weekend. Members, family and friends came out in full force to fellowship and reminisce with th 86 year old organization. For at least 10 years, the FLA JAX clubhouse had been in need of repairs and renovations. After much thought and consideration, the FLAJAX members proceeded to renovate t ...

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First Coast No More Homeless Pets to Do Free Spay and Neutering for Large Dogs

First Coast No More Homeless Pets to Do Free Spay and Neutering for Large Dogs First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) has begun The Big Fix II providing free spay or neuter surgeries for Northeast Florida dogs who are or expected to be 40 pounds and greater. FCNMHP hosted the first Big Fix in November of 2015 and fixed over 500 First Coast dogs. “The Big Fix II event will provide families, many whom are ...

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Back To School Life & Health Event Promotes New Town Success Zone

By Lynn Jones - Last week, New Town Success Zone held a community back to school giveaway and healthcare vendor fair. Edward College Sports complex was filled with over 40 vendors promoting local back to school programs, candidate booths and churches spreading the word to students for a new improved healthy and prosperous school year. Hundreds of neighbors, family and friends from the New Town Success Zone ...

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Double the Fun, Twins Celebrate 89 years of A Blessed Life

89 year old twins Vanestine Small and Christine Jenkins celebrated their birthdays, Friday, August 5th. Family and friends gathered at Carrabba's Italian Restaurant to celebrate the twin’s legacy. Born in 1927, the native Jacksonville sisters stuck together through thick and thin. The sisters graduated from Old Stanton High school, married their sweethearts, worked and started a family of their own. After 3 ...

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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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