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Valor and Virtue Academies Open School Year Ready to Lead by Example

Valor Academy, the first all male college prep school in Jacksonville, enrolled 140 young men in their Northwest location in its inaugural year in 2014. The young scholars scored multiple speech and debate victories on local, state and national level and more than 70% of students achieved academic growth in reading and math. Doors opened this week with students outfitted in their uniforms and trademark blaz ...

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Local Law School Students Combine Orientation with Community Service

Classes began this week for Florida Coastal School of Law students culminating a week of first-year student orientation with some community service. Nearly 300 new students were invited to participate in one of four activities that introduced them to diverse aspects of the Jacksonville community. From 11am-2pm, students selected a location where they agreed to perform a variety of tasks and learn more about ...

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Local Thespians Dig Deep in the Cultural Heritage of Wilsons and Lovell’s Masterpieces

The Deep Resonance, a live performance at the Cummer Museum, combined August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean in dialogue with the Museum's current exhibition Whitfield Lovell: Deep River. The exhibit is a voyage into the collective memory of the African American experience through the work of the two award-winning artists. The performance of “Gem of the Ocean” unfolds within the multimedia installation of Deep Ri ...

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Back to School Event Focuses on Beauty & Brains for First Day of School

By Angela Stewart For the past 18 years The Beauty Institute located has been serving the community to provide back to school supplies, haircuts and “hair dos” free of charge. This year’s event held at the Jacksonville campus located on Soutel Drive. Over 100 students , age 5-16, received approximately 100 back to school styles. “The Beauty Institute loves to help the community in any way possible. Giving b ...

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Judges Assigned to Rule on Makeup of Corrine Brown’s Congressional District

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief After the Florida Republican-dominated state legislature failed to redraw Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district and seven others that had been gerrymandered to favor Republicans, a three-judge federal panel was named this week to do the job for them. Brown, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, was elated by the decision. “This is where we need to be,” she ...

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Fly Jock and Activist Tom Joyner and Crew on Tour to “Meet Every Listener”

Fresh off their stop in Tallahassee Florida, The Tom Joyner Morning Show crew, Tom, Sybil and J made their way to Jacksonville, Florida! The TJMS breezed into town Thursday, August 13, for an early happy hour meet and greet at Skyline Sports Bar. The next day, Tom and the crew met fans at The Potters House Soul Food Bistro. Tom and the crew are on a ‘Meet Every Listener’ tour promoting the upcoming Tom Joyn ...

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Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond Dies at 75

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Julian Bond, immediate past board chairman of the NAACP, a founding member and communications director of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), died Saturday night, August 15, at the age of 75. Bond served as the president of the SPLC, a legal advocacy organization t ...

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EWC Honors Centurion Bertha Adams with Party

The Edward Waters College (EWC) Schell Sweet Community Resource Center recently hosted a celebration in honor of Ms. Bertha Adams 100th birthday. Adams was among the first group of seniors to join the first fitness class of the Senior Wellness Program which began at the Schell Sweet CRC in 2010. Bertha Adams is a “regular” active participant in one of five senior fitness classes held once a week as part of ...

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Local Airline Providing Aviation Opportunities for the Urban Core

In 1976, approximately 80 black pilots were employed by the nation's major and commuter passenger airlines and freight carriers. By 1986 that number had risen to nearly 400, and today the total is estimated to be 674, including a mere 14 black female pilots. However throughout the world, there are over 71,000 licensed pilots dominating the skies. In an effort to combat the sobering statistics, Malone AirCha ...

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Corrine Brown Files Lawsuit to Protect Her District

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida Changes to a proposed map of Florida’s 27 congressional districts emerged this week, a day before key hearings in the House and Senate about how to comply with a court order finding the current map violates the anti-gerrymandering “Fair Districts” requirements. Meanwhile,  Rep. Corrine Brown, whose district has been targeted to be radically redrawn, made good ...

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