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Raines Auxiliary Earn Superior Ratings

The Raines Platinum Vikettes (dancers) & the Raines Spinning Divas (color guard) participated in the district solo & ensemble evaluation and both squads received SUPERIOR ratings! In fact they both received “A” ratings in all three categories: Repertoire, Excellence & General Effect. An “A” with Superior Ratings is the highest level obtainable! This is a great accomplishment for our bands auxili ...

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Proud Parents Witness Lee All Star Signt to Georgia Southern

Curtis Paul Rainey, age 18 will graduate from Robert E, Lee High in June of 2015. Last week Curtis signed his letter of intent to attend Georgia Southern University. Curtis is the captain of the football and basketball team and a member of the track team. The talented teen proudly boasts a 3.2 grade point average and is also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he serves as president of the Usher Board ...

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Through Our Eyes 2015 Opens

Twenty Jacksonville area African-American artists are featured in the 22nd annual Through Our Eyes Exhibit opening last week inside the Ritz Museum’s gallery. The exhibit is entitled “Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey: An Artistic Evolution” Each artist selected for the show submitted a minimum of three artistic works representing the journey of their professional growth and development. At least one pie ...

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HERI hosts second Florida Health Disparities Summit

  HERI hosts second Florida Health Disparities Summit By C. Griggs Florida Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) hosted its second Health Disparities Summit last week at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.  The goal of the summit was to explore collaborative partnerships among HERI and other contributors to strengthen health disparities research. The summit also provided insight into the imp ...

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Former Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll Dishes on Getting There

By Lynn Jones If you are a resident in the state of Florida, you have heard of Jennifer Carroll.  From January 4, 2011 to March 12, 2013, Jennifer Carroll was the Lieutenant Governor for the State of Florida.  She ran on  current Governor Rick Scott’s ticket during his first election and they won.  Midway through the four-year term Caroll was asked to resign and fingered in  other scandals that interfered w ...

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Black Churches Pray in Protest of Police Slayings

NEW YORK (AP) — Congregants in African-American churches nationwide have worn black to services and said special prayers to draw attention to fatal police shootings of unarmed black men. Church leaders organized "Black Lives Matter" on Sunday in response to the police slayings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York. Several historically black churches, including Church of God in ...

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Nikki Brunson is a Celeb for her 45th Birthday!

Nikki Brunson owner of Celeb’s Corner Kitchen restaurant held an after Jaguar game birthday celebration.  Every Jaguar home game Nikki opens her restaurant doors to Jaguar fans for a taste of Celeb's gourmet food and Chef Love's vendor food truck.  Fans and friends stopped by to wish Nikki a grand birthday and many more birthdays to come!  Seated to the left holding her birthday cake is Nikki and friends Ge ...

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Fly Jock Swoops in Town to the Delight of Local Fans

The Tom Joyner Morning Show visited Jacksonville last weekend for a happy hour meet and greet reception at the Ritz Theater. The next morning, Tom and his crew including J. Anthony Brown and Sybil produced the high rated morning show from Cox Radio 106.5 studios. They also held a Free Food Truck Friday for the first 100 people at Hemming Plaza. Over 100 guests attended the social affair to welcome the TJMS ...

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Millenial Rashad Solomon on a Mission to Show He’s Not Handicapped but HandiABLE

RaShad “The Truth On Wheels” Solomon recently entertained Black Expo attendees with his Comfortable with Myself entourage of models, singers and family members. RaShad is the mastermind behind the entertainment ensemble, an organization that reaches out to the disabled and encourages them to live a quality life, regardless of their disability. Rashad and his advocates meet every other Friday at the Northsid ...

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