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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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Edward Hall Celebrates 80th Milestone Birthday

At the end of October, the Hall family celebrated the 80th birthday of Edward Willie Hall, husband to wife Dr. Dolores Levy-Hall for 55 years. The surprise birthday celebration was organized by their five children and held at the Hilltop Club in Orange Park, Florida. Approximately 50 persons were in attendance. Upon the entrance, the room was decorated in white and highlighted with green, black, and white b ...

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Patrice McConnell Holds 40th Birthday Masquerade Party

Patrice McConnell was celebrated in a big way at her 40th Birthday Masquerade Gala. It was a well planned catered event with over a hundred guests. The party was loaded with entertainment provided by local band Fonix Movement, DJ Cedric Turner of CLT Productions and comedian Terry T Harris. The event was held at Friday Musicale on October 30. It was a reunion of friends, co-workers and loads of fun with fam ...

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“Grant Park” by Leonard Pitts, Jr.,

 Open mouth, insert foot. Maybe it doesn’t happen often, but there are times when you have a knack for saying what’s on your mind at precisely the wrong time. You can’t un-say things, though, especially if you mean them but as you’ll see in the new novel “Grant Park” by Leonard Pitts, Jr., at least those words won’t kill you. In his heart, Malcolm Toussaint was always an activist. The son of a Memphis sanit ...

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Childrens Author on A Mission to Educate and Empower Black Youth with Collection of Animated Stories

In a social climate where the value of black lives in America is often questioned, one author has elected to draw on history to remind today’s youth of their powerful origins. Barbara Solomon, founder of Adzua Arts and author of the Princess Kamala book series, has for several years dedicated her work to creating animated children’s books that offer enjoyable storylines and share valuable and empowering les ...

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BBQ Maven in Town to Encourage Seafood Consumption

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) recently launched a national three-year public health education campaign and white paper in Hemming Plaza focused on solutions for incorporating more seafood into Americans’ diets to improve heart health. US dietary guidelines recommend eating at least two servings of seafood per week, but a recent USDA study revealed only 10 percent of Americans follow the guideline. ...

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First Coast Community Outreach Program Inspires and Educates

By C.S. Bennett People attending the recent First Coast Community Outreach Program at the Salem Center, were treated to an inspirational collection of speakers who gave insight to their personal triumphs and their love of country. The program began with a selection of songs by 10 year old songstress Julliana Carangue who brought the house down with her rendition of the Negro national anthem: “Lift Every Voi ...

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Shamsid-Deen Wedding Nuptials

The former Miss Quiana Scott and Waleed Shamsid-Deen were joined in marriage on September 27, 2015, at the Casa Marina, Jacksonville Beach, Florida. The bride, Quiana Scott currently living in Atlanta, Georgia is the daughter of Jacqueline Rochester and Ronald Hawkins and Michael Scott and Charlene Scott. The bride wore a Vera Wang gown and was joined by five bride attendants and groomsmen. She is a graduat ...

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