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Gordon – Hale Nuptials

Surrounded by the serenity of the St. Johns River, Toni Gordon and James Hale stood in front of family and friends and shared vows of love and respect. The wedding party consisted of eight groomsmen dressed in gray suits and bridesmaids in turquoise happily standing in awe of the couple’s ceremony of matrimony. Toni and James met through neighbors over 16 years ago and as destiny prevailed, reconnected six ...

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How To Make Money Work In A Marriage

‘Avoid Financial Infidelity,’ Money-Minded Psychologist Says Children, sex, in-laws, work stress – how couples handle these issues says plenty about a marriage and, often, a divorce. Not surprising to many, however, the No. 1 predictor of divorce is money, according to a study from Kansas State University. More specifically, researchers say that arguing about money, especially early in a relationship, is th ...

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Pet Talk: Preventing Obesity in Pets

Like humans, pets can become obese and develop excess body fat, which can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes or degenerative joint disease. In order to provide your furry best friend with the highest quality of life and increase their life span, be sure to follow these simple steps to prevent your pet from becoming obese. Weight gain in pets is often a result of overfeeding and lack of exerci ...

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What it’s Like to Fall in Love with a Prisoner

I have this memory of us dancing. Well, not dancing so much as swaying ever so gently. There’s no music except for him singing the Isley Brothers into my ear: Drifting on a memory / ain’t no place I’d rather be / than with you. We’re alone, together, at the Atlantic seawall of his Guyanese homeland. We’re on Cooper’s Beach in the Southampton of my summers. We’re anywhere we want to be—anywhere but here, whe ...

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Moore – Crawford Nuptials

Blushing bride, the former Poketa Moore recently wed Jelani Crawford after meeting on the internet. Their dates led to their Saturday, March 5th marriage celebration witnessed by family and friends and officiated by Reverend Martin Kohn in an intimate ceremony at the Ramada Convention Center Ballroom. The bride, originally from Lyons, GA, is employed at Gemalto, as a Transaction Processor. Jelani Crawford, ...

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Best Selling Author Terry McMillan Keynotes UNF’s BHM Program

Best-selling author Terry McMillan of “Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” was the guest speaker at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon in the Adam W. Herbert University Center, on the University of North Florida campus. McMillan discussed “Speaking from the Heart.” Terry spoke to the audience on her love of books, social media and being a role model for authors ...

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White House Black History Month Dance Performance

Debbie Allen @msdebbieallen & her new protégées (Photo courtesy of @vj44/twitter) In case you missed it, Monday, the White House hosted a dance workshop in honor of Black History Month which included a dance workshop with 51 young ladies from the Washington, DC area. The workshops were led by iconic dancers including Debbie Allen (African dance), Fatima Robinson (Hip Hop), the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater ...

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Cynthia Collins Pens Book on Single Parenting, Abuse and Raising Two Disabled Children

Book Signing - Cynthia Collins is now an author! For over three years her stress level rose to the top and she was ready to blow.  Many obstacles, family members and skeptics wanted to halt the books progress. The book details her years growing up with abuse, her relationships and Cynthia’s struggles as a single mother raising three sons, two whom have cerebral palsy. Her son Rashad Solomon born in 1989 and ...

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The Self-esteem of a Young Woman: How Much has Changed Since the 1940s “Doll Test”?

By Diamond Hunt-Coleman Senior Outlook Writer Sitting in a room are five little girls laughing without a care in the world. From the outside they look like five regular girls participating in a group activity of Girl Scouting. On the inside many may perceive them to be the same “insecure” little girls that were part of the 1940s “Doll Study”. It`s not ‘till they begin to speak that it becomes apparent that ...

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Book of Honor Reveals Testimony of Authors Spiritual Transformation

Book of Honor Reveals Testimony of Authors Spiritual Transformation - The Book of Honor: Chosen to Teach and to Tell, a recent title from Xulon Press of Salem Communications, introduces the story of author Veronica Y. Njeri-Imani, an African American woman from “the Bold New City of the South,” Jacksonville, FL.  This compelling testimony reveals how the author overcame social barriers and obstacles like do ...

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