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‘Inside Ferguson’ Book Goes Inside the Tragedy

If timing is everything, public relations professional and native Memphian Devin James’s recently released memoir “Inside Ferguson: A Voice For The Voiceless” may be the must read book of the season, and potentially a primer of our times. The book was Aug. 14th thru Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other Internet outlets. A compelling promo video is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pzig ...

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Buzzwords Used to Describe African-Americans Seen as Harmful

Whether in print, on television or on social media, people are increasingly using code words or phrases to describe African Americans. “Urban” is now the politically-correct term for black people, neighborhoods or style of dress; “thug” is sometimes code for the n-word; and the term “ethnic” may be used in fear of referring to someone as black. There are also phrases such as “that’s ghetto,” something negat ...

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Newlywed Game Host Bob Eubanks “Wows” Seniors

Stratton and Company, specializing in securing retirement income, knows how to throw a party and who to engage to make their imagination come to life. The ‘wow’ the Retirement Generation event. The party concept lured clients and guests to meet Bob Eubanks, the 70s game show icon. Over 300 guests were in attendance at the Riverside Garden Club for the free event. The evening featured Eubanks, a catered dinn ...

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More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk

If your dinner plate often includes fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea — your heart may not find it so tasty. Eating a Southern-style diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. In a large-scale study that explored the relationship between dietary patterns and heart disease ...

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City Hosts Senior Summer Extravaganza

The City of Jacksonville’s Senior Services Division will host its annual Summer Extravaganza August 3 – 7. During the fun-filled week, seniors are invited to participate in a number of activities at locations throughout the city. Summer Extravaganza Activities include: Monday Movie Screening: Annie, Monday, August 3, 10 a.m., at the Jacksonville Main Library, 303 N. Laura St.; Mind, Body and Soul, Tuesday A ...

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The Bizarre Case of an Asian couple Who Adopted African children

By Kacie Whaley, Rolling Out A story went national last year about an Asian couple from Los Angeles who had adopted African children and were accused of trying to harvest their organs after one child died. The couple, who lived in Qatar at the time, were imprisoned for the murder of the child. The adoptive parents are speaking out against the Middle Eastern country’s authorities, claiming that their assumpt ...

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AKA Debutantes Enjoy American Beach Soiree

The second in a series of social events was held last weekend for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, 2015 Debutante Coterie. The event was held in honor of Debutante Darian Kennedi Waters. The debutantes spent a casual day of fun, sun, and camaraderie at historic American Beach. Activities included a tour of the American Beach Museum, which included the exhibit memorabilia of Abr ...

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Jax Student Named Ambassador for Steve Harvey’s Disney Dreamer’s Academy

  After already distinguishing themselves among thousands to be selected for the exclusive Disney Dreamers Academy, five program alumni have further differentiated themselves by being chosen to serve as program ambassadors, also known as Champions, for the 2015-2016 year. The selected students will act as Disney Dreamers Academy national spokespersons, social media contributors and mentors for the next ...

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Reunion Rich Summers Highlights Stanton Classes

Summers in the south are a rich time of gathering and reminiscing as citizens from throughout the country and beyond return home to celebrate the rich cultural tradition of commemorating their high school reunion. For many years in Jacksonville, there was only one high school – Stanton. Last weekend, New Stanton Senior High’s class of 1957 and the class of 1975 held their reunions to honor their alma mater ...

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Jax Centenarian Celebrates 102 years

Isabelle Robinson of Jacksonville recently celebrated her 102nd birthday with family and friends. Born June 4, 1913 in Bayonne, New Jersey, the spry centenarian worked most of her life as a seamstress and a housewife. She currently lives with her granddaughter Deborah Davis and stays active with her granddaughter, great granddaughter and two great great granddaughters. She is a daytime resident at Add to Li ...

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