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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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Gretel and Gertie Dance Students Honor Legacy with Ritz Exhibit

The premier opening exhibit of the Gretel and Gertie Dance School honoring founders Mrs. Ernestine B.R. Cox and. Pricilla Jones, was presented by former students and the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Former students of the prestigious local dance school planned and implemented a memorable Sunday afternoon remembering the fine art of dance at The Ritz Theatre and Museum. Dancers performed ...

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African-American Men with Historically Black Names Live a Year Longer

Posted by Andy Henion Michigan State University Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research examining 3 million US death certificates from 1802 to 1970. The study is one of the first to find benefits of having a racially distinctive name. Other studies that looked at current black names such as ...

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Bundle Up and Save with Chosen Vessels Publishing!

Bundle Up and Save with Chosen Vessels Publishing! - Chosen Vessels Publishers remain competitive in their prices when working with authors in getting their books published. Unlike other publishing companies, Chosen Vessels is not just another needle in the haystack!  Not only do they offer price bundles that will fit your budget, Chosen Vessels offers you more for your money than other top book publishing ...

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Old Navy Facing Racist Backlash for Featuring Interracial Couple

Racist haters slammed Old Navy for releasing a photo featuring a mixed race family for a recent campaign. Some viewed the ad as white genocide. “Oh, happy day! Our #ThankYouEvent is finally here,” Old Navy tweeted along with the ad showing a white man smiling and holding his Black wife around her waist with their son on his back. “What’s this? A sick joke where the white guy doesn’t realize it’s not his kid ...

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Gordon – Hale Nuptials

Surrounded by the serenity of the St. Johns River, Toni Gordon and James Hale stood in front of family and friends and shared vows of love and respect. The wedding party consisted of eight groomsmen dressed in gray suits and bridesmaids in turquoise happily standing in awe of the couple’s ceremony of matrimony. Toni and James met through neighbors over 16 years ago and as destiny prevailed, reconnected six ...

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