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EWC Honors Outstanding Alumni at National Confab

by M.Latimer Edward Waters College alumni from around the country met in Orlando, Florida this weekend for the 2015 EWC National Alumni Convention. The convention theme, titled "Moving our Association from Good to Great," set the mood, as participants planned and partied. The convention began on Thursday with the Presidential Reception. A series of plenary sessions took place on Friday and Saturday, where a ...

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Stanton All Class Reunion Kicks Off With Million Dollar Goal

By R. Silver The 9th Annual Stanton All Class Gala was held last weekend at the Lexington Hotel (former Wyndham). The annual confab included a Friday Night the meet and greet, recognition of those who have passed on and an appeal for the restoration of Historic Stanton (located at Broad and Ashley). Pricilla Williams and Dr. Charles B. McIntosh shared their vision of a two year goal to bring the historic al ...

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Jacksonville Swears in New Mayor and Sheriff in Emotional Ceremony

With a general  theme of “One City, One Jacksonville” emphasizing optimism and unity, a joint inauguration ceremony was held for Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams this week. More than 1,200 Jacksonville residents gathered at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts joining Florida Gov. Rick Scott, several former mayors and other dignitaries for the ceremony. The two men took the oath of office a ...

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American Idol Star Tyanna Jones Gives Back to Her Hometown Youth

by K. Brooks The young and talented, top five American Idol contestant Tyanna Jones recently visited the Children’s Building at the I.M Sulzbacher Center. Her visit was welcomed with open arms as she brought donated food and drinks to children living with homelessness. Jones was fresh off the road from doing a guest appearance with American Idol Judge Harry Connick Jr. in New Jersey. Tyanna gave the childre ...

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Min. Farrakhan Announces 20th Anniversary of Million Man March with Rally

People of all faiths packed Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church this week as the Nation of Islam and organizers of the Million Man March announced that a rally will take place this October on the Mall in Washington, DC commemorating the 20th anniversary of the event. Two decades after the historic gathering of African American men that stretched from the steps of the Capitol to the grounds of th ...

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James Weldon Johnson Honored With Markers

By Kionta Brooks The Durkeeville Historical Society, along with the City of Jacksonville honored the late James Weldon Johnson and his brother John Rosamond Johnson with an unveiling ceremony for the new Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing Park a the corner of Houston and Lee Streets. The Johnson brothers are natives of Jacksonville and composed the famous, negro national anthem, adopted by the National Association f ...

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Fishers of Men Empowering Dads for Fathers Day

The Fishers of Men organization celebrated fathers and father figures on Saturday, June 13th at Hemming Park in downtown Jacksonville. This year over 30 men celebrated fathers by marching from Hemming Park to the corporate office of the E3 Business Group. Fathers enjoyed motivational speaking and concluded the event by citing a Fatherhood Pledge. “We desire to applaud the positive things that the men in our ...

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AnnieRuth Sends Students to a Healthy Summer

On the last day of school, S.P. Livingston Elementary School students were treated by the AnnieRuth Foundation. The health and wellness presentation included interactive discussions stressing the importance of eating healthy and exercising to minimize their chances of being diagnosed with illnesses and diseases such as juvenile diabetes, childhood obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Fifth gra ...

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First Thursdays Partners with JUL for Business Loan Match Program

City of Jacksonville political members were invited to join a small business development discussion during the First Thursday Jacksonville June meeting at the Jacksonville Urban League. First Thursdays has been a driving force behind assisting entrepreneurs with resources to gain insight into local, national and government contracts. Their current agenda is a business loan match partnership with the Jackson ...

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Hodge Recognized for Changing Thousands of Lives in the Duval County School System

Dr. Theresa Hodge was the recipient of a resolution this week from the Duval County School Board resolution from District 14 DCSB Member Paula D. Wright and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. For those in the community who are familiar with the well known educator, the resolution was long overdue. Hodge has dedicated her life to teaching and educating students throughout Duval county. During her 34 year educatio ...

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