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AMG’s “Sip & See” Educates Guest on Hair Care and HIV/AIDS Awareness

Ann Grimsley of AMG Uptown Salon held a “Sip & See” for clients to visit the salon and preview AMG’s services and the upcoming Ultimate Runway Fashion Show. The 6th annual fashion show showcases upscale fashions from local and national designers. Proceeds from the fashion show benefit HIV/AID’s. The 2015 Fashion show is slated for Saturday, June 27th which coincides with National HIV Testing Day. Models ...

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Chevarra Orrin Birthday Celebration Highlights Life, Love, Family and Music

Local civic activist Chevarra Orrin was feted with a birthday party from her husband, local restaurateur and advertising guru Marlon Hubbard. The private birthday celebration of life was well attended with friends, family and guests from out of town.  Musician Tony Henry serenaded Chevarra with his smooth songs of R&B, while DJ LS One rocked the house with musical blasts from the past! Pictured smiling ...

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Delta Sigma Theta Masquerade Ball Provides Evening of Elegance

Approximately 350 formally clad revelers enjoyed a special evening on Saturday, February 28th as they celebrated Mardi Gras at the "Masquerade In Elegance" Formal Ball hosted by Team "Victoryus" of the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The festivities, which took place at the Adam W. Herbert University Center, kicked off in style at 7:30 p.m. as guests entered the affair to th ...

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Raines Auxiliary Earn Superior Ratings

The Raines Platinum Vikettes (dancers) & the Raines Spinning Divas (color guard) participated in the district solo & ensemble evaluation and both squads received SUPERIOR ratings! In fact they both received “A” ratings in all three categories: Repertoire, Excellence & General Effect. An “A” with Superior Ratings is the highest level obtainable! This is a great accomplishment for our bands auxili ...

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Proud Parents Witness Lee All Star Signt to Georgia Southern

Curtis Paul Rainey, age 18 will graduate from Robert E, Lee High in June of 2015. Last week Curtis signed his letter of intent to attend Georgia Southern University. Curtis is the captain of the football and basketball team and a member of the track team. The talented teen proudly boasts a 3.2 grade point average and is also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he serves as president of the Usher Board ...

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Through Our Eyes 2015 Opens

Twenty Jacksonville area African-American artists are featured in the 22nd annual Through Our Eyes Exhibit opening last week inside the Ritz Museum’s gallery. The exhibit is entitled “Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey: An Artistic Evolution” Each artist selected for the show submitted a minimum of three artistic works representing the journey of their professional growth and development. At least one pie ...

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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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