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HERI hosts second Florida Health Disparities Summit

  HERI hosts second Florida Health Disparities Summit By C. Griggs Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) hosted its second Health Disparities Summit last week at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  The goal of the summit was to explore collaborative partnerships among HERI and other contributors to strengthen health disparities research. The summit also provided insight into the imp ...

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Former Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Dishes on Getting There

By Lynn Jones If you are a resident in the state of Florida, you have heard of Jennifer Carroll.  From January 4, 2011 to March 12, 2013, Jennifer Carroll was the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Florida.  She ran on  current Governor Rick Scott’s ticket during his first election and they won.  Midway through the four-year term Caroll was asked to resign and fingered in  other scandals that interfered w ...

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Black Churches Pray in Protest of Police Slayings

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches nationwide have worn black to services and said special prayers to draw attention to fatal police shootings of unarmed black men. Church leaders organized "Black Lives Matter" on Sunday in response to the police slayings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York. Several historically black churches, including Church of God in ...

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Nikki Brunson is a Celeb for her 45th Birthday!

Nikki Brunson owner of Celeb’s Corner Kitchen restaurant held an after Jaguar game birthday celebration.  Every Jaguar home game Nikki opens her restaurant doors to Jaguar fans for a taste of Celeb's gourmet food and Chef Love's vendor food truck.  Fans and friends stopped by to wish Nikki a grand birthday and many more birthdays to come!  Seated to the left holding her birthday cake is Nikki and friends Ge ...

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Fly Jock Swoops in Town to the Delight of Local Fans

The Tom Joyner Morning Show visited Jacksonville last weekend for a happy hour meet and greet reception at the Ritz Theater. The next morning, Tom and his crew including J. Anthony Brown and Sybil produced the high rated morning show from Cox Radio 106.5 studios. They also held a Free Food Truck Friday for the first 100 people at Hemming Plaza. Over 100 guests attended the social affair to welcome the TJMS ...

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Millenial Rashad Solomon on a Mission to Show He’s Not Handicapped but HandiABLE

RaShad “The Truth On Wheels” Solomon recently entertained Black Expo attendees with his Comfortable with Myself entourage of models, singers and family members. RaShad is the mastermind behind the entertainment ensemble, an organization that reaches out to the disabled and encourages them to live a quality life, regardless of their disability. Rashad and his advocates meet every other Friday at the Northsid ...

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Wine, Women & Shoes Raises Funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Nearly 250 of Northeast Florida women shopped, laughed and sipped wine together at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida’s inaugural Wine, Women & Shoes fundraising event. Wine, Women & Shoes was held Saturday, October 25 from 11am-3pm at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel and featured a variety of exciting activities that included a designer fashion show, a fabulous “Wall of Wi ...

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Three Generations of DeVaughns Celebrate the Life, Love and Legacy of “Daddy and Daughters”

The home of Tillis Q. Devaughn recently served as the backdrop family and friends to recognize three birthday milestones: Tillis Q. DeVaughn (father, 50 yrs), Tiana Unique Curry (daughter, 30 yrs) and Tillisa Q. DeVaughn (daughter, 27 yrs). The birthday soirée guests enjoyed Saturday college football and a catered meal of baked chicken, fresh greens, macaroni and cheese, salads, and three cakes! Father Till ...

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Ribault Class of 74 Celebrates 40 Years

This weekend, Jean Ribault’s graduating Class of 1974 held their banquet for the 40th year reunion at UNF’s Adam Herbert Center. The banquet was a part of three days of fun filled activities which began Friday, August 22, with a “Summer Bash,” Saturday afternoon was the “Trojans Family Picnic,” and Banquet. Music, dancing, comedy, singing and stepping set the tone for the evening. The reunion celebration co ...

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