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“Survivor” Strikes a Cord of Truth & a Blow to Domestic Violence

By Rhonda Silver  - “Survivor” A True Story by Denise Jenkins James Conners was launched last Saturday at a book signing held at James Weldon Johnson’s YMCA. In her presentation she engages participants with vignettes of her soul stirring story of naivety, passion, abuse and how, by the grace of God she survived. An innocent and ambitious girl gambles on love and lost. “I wanted to share my experience of be ...

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#BeIntentional Women’s Breakfast: A New Movement, A New Day and A New Purpose

The inaugural “Be Intentional” Women's Breakfast was held June 25, at the Golden Corral on San Jose Blvd. #BeIntentional is a movement to encourage and connect women from various backgrounds to be more effective on building relationships, friendships and businesses. Guests are welcomed into a motivating and inspiring atmosphere filled with encouraging nuggets to keep you moving in the right direction whethe ...

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Miss Duval Honors LGBT Community’s Most Beautiful

The Ms. Duval Pageant 2016 was held June 19th, 2016 at the Firemens Auditorium. The theme of this year’s pageant was "Self Expression"featuring 10 contestants vying for the crown. Contestants competed in the categories of presentation, talent and evening gown. The Ms. Duval Pageant has been in existence for over 40 years. Pageant Organizer Marissa Armstead has been at the helm for the last 23 years, “It has ...

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Bold City Links Celebrate Friendship at Annual Cookout

The newest members of the Bold City (FL) Chapter of The Links Incorporated held their annual Friendship Cookout culminating a year of service and celebrating the additions of three new members to their friendship chain. Hosted by Barbara English, Brenda Ezell and Jeanine Ferguson, sisters enjoyed a gorgeous Florida day, festive decorations in their "custom" glass, great barbecue and a competitive game of "L ...

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Good Reads

Ray Lewis Ray Lewis, who won two Super Bowls rings as a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, has published his memoir, titled I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game and Glory,” in w-hich he discusses many aspects of his life, including the 2000 double murder of Richard Lollar, 24, and Jacinth Baker, 24, in Atlanta. Lewis was arrested for the murders but convicted of a misdemeanor. He paid the victims’ families a ...

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Children’s Commission Launches Free Summer Lunch Program

The Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutritious snacks and lunches to an estimated 12,000 Duval County children this summer during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available beginning Monday, June 13, 2016 through Friday, August 12, 2016. All eligible* children 18 years of age and under can ...

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Atlanta Hairstylist’s Viral Video Shocks Social Media with Extreme Hair Loss Caused by Weaves

Award-winning hairstylist Razor Chic of Atlanta reveals the devastating effects of traction alopecia and the addiction to hair weaves     On May 26th, the renowned, award-winning Atlanta hairstylist, affectionately known as Razor Chic of Atlanta (or Razor Chic), posted a jaw-dropping yet heart-wrenching video across social media, which featured a bold, young woman in her early 20's who shared her hair loss ...

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Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Announces Nationwide Registration for 23rd Annual Event

On Sunday, August 7, a very lucky group of young women will be inducted into a program that has become a national tradition for 23 years now. The date marks the return of the 23rd Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant. Lisa Ruffin, actress, choreographer and creator of the pageant, is confirming girls for the event with a nationwide registration that is open until June 10, 2016. This year' ...

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Ms. Clementine Shine Celebrates 100th Birthday

On Saturday, May 14th, Ms. Clementine Shine celebrated her 100th Birthday at the Mary Singleton Center with family and friends. Ms. Shine blew out her own Birthday candles and when given the microphone she exclaimed: "Thank God I made it!" President and Mrs. Obama sent a congratulatory note, while her church, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, presented a resolution and plaques celebrating this woman of God and her ...

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Northeast Florida Beerfest A Beer Lovers Brewery

The largest beer festival in North Florida was held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Friday, May 20th, From 4-10 p.m. attendees at the 8th Annual Craft and Import Beer Festival had the opportunity to drink unlimited beer, taste food samples from 20 different local restaurants and hear live music from local bands. This year the festival added the Beer Aficionado ticket giving real beer enthusiasts ...

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