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75th Birthday of Lois Jones-DeVaughn Highlighted with Official Proclamations

Lois Jones-DeVaughn celebrated her 75th Birthday this past weekend at the home of her son, Tillis Q. DeVaughn. Over 100 guests mingled and dined witnessing the honoree being presented two Jacksonville proclamations! The proclamations were received from her District 10 Councilman Reggie Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown for her contributions to the Duval County Jail CTC center, where she has been employe ...

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WOC Host 16th Ebony & Ivory Gala

The Woman of Color Cultural Foundation hosted their 16th annual Ebony & Ivory Gala honoring local women, last weekend at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. The Limitless youth band, comprised of high school students played jazzy tunes for the audience, as the crowd celebrated  an evening of elegance filled with dining, dancing, awards and fun! Two of the benefactors from the proceeds of the annual Ebony and I ...

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Vimalakshi Archer Ageless Birthday Surprise Celebration

What Vimalakshi Archer trought was just a normal day of Zen awareness with friends, wnded up a surprise birthday party! A diverse crowd of over 50 friends from Jacksonville, Philadelphia and New York City surprised the well sought after CNA and showered her with gifts and lots of love! Vimalakshi was shocked and cried happy tears of joy. She is currently facing some health challenges and her friends wanted ...

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Tom Joyner Morning Show Comedians Come from Behind the Mic for Laughs

Comedians Huggy Low-Down and Chris Paul descended upon Jacksonville over the weekend with laughs and plenty of jokes for the audience at the Comedy Club on Beach Blvd. Chris Paul and Huggy Low down are known for their comedian antics as guest each morning on the Tom Joyner Morning show. Chris and Huggy teamed up to bring their comedy improv to Jax for an all out laugh fest. Chris and Huggy churned out jokes ...

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New Social Security Policy Benefits Youth Leaving Foster Care

Online Toolkit Now Available to Immediately Assist Families (August 11, 2016) - A new policy from the Social Security Administration (SSA) went into effect on August 1st to allow foster youth of all ages with disabilities to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits six months before they leave care. This policy will remain in effect for one year, after which SSA will evaluate its success and ma ...

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#MrandMrsSylvester

For bride Tezlyn Edwards and groom Rakeem Sylvester, love was unexpected! Teslyn invited her soon to be husband to church at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and the rest was history. After courting for over a year the groom took the big step to ask for her hand in marriage.  The proposal was a social media coup! Rakeem hid the ring, silently retrieved his brides phone, took a picture of the ring and qui ...

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Multicultural eBooks Sparks Reading Interest in Kids

Frustrated because she couldn’t find books that her six-year-old African-American niece could relate to and enjoy, a Chicago-based entrepreneur created a company featuring a library of ebooks whose storylines, characters and uplifting messages mirror the lives, families and communities of Black and Latino children. It is the first time in publishing history that a minority firm has created an interactive di ...

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FSU NEWS: 2016 FLORIDA BOOK AWARDS COMPETITION OPENS WITH CALL FOR ENTRIES

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its 11th annual competition with a call for entries in 10 categories. Established in 2006 and now the most comprehensive state book awards program in the nation, the contest recognizes and celebrates the year’s best books written by Sunshine State residents with the exception of submissions to the Florida Nonfiction and Visual Arts categories, whose ...

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Alhambra Chef DeJuan Roy Wins Food Network’s “Dueling Dads”

In what can best be described as a "come from behind victory," Alhambra Theatre and Dining Executive Chef DeJuan Roy emerged the winner in a special Father's Day episode of Food Network's "Guy Fieri's Grocery Games." The "Dueling Dads" episode aired June 19. During the show Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high-stakes, high-skills, grocery store cooking competition. The ch ...

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Essence Festival Brings Voices of Change to the Bayou

The 22nd Essence Music Festival was in full affect as millions of subscribers, fans, families and friends converged in New Orleans for a weekend of seminars, workshops, concerts and more! The annual music festival started in 1994 as a one-time event to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Essence, has now become a worldwide festival that features topics focused on the African American Diaspora. This year talk ...

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