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UNF Launches New Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

Racial issues have recently been at the core of unrest and violence across the country. In order to move beyond the traditional black-white racial paradigm and to look at race and ethnic relations through a diverse lens, the University of North Florida has launched the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations. Under the direction of renowned race expert Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a UNF associate pro ...

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2016 Calendar Unveiling Reveals Jax History Makers Who Stand On Hallowed Ground

The 2016 Jacksonville Black History Calendar unveiling was held at the main Library, continued to salute Jacksonville's history makers past and present honoring local youth and trailblazers. Attendees paid homage to the ancestors by opening with the National Negroe Anthem ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ written by Jacksonville natives James Weldon Johnson and brother John Rosamond Johnson. The program included ...

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City Salutes the Life of a King with Service, Celebration and Achievement

Despite record breaking cold temperatures and the temptation of staying home and comfortable, thousands of Jacksonians participated in activities to commemorate the life of noted civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Festivities began Friday with the city hosting the annual breakfast bearing his namesake in his honor. The breakfast also paid tribute to area youth dubbed “Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Th ...

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100 Black Men of Jax College Fair Nets More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

Jacksonville, FL - The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. (J100) hosted their 12th Annual Infinite Scholar College Fair, January 16, 2016 at the Schultz Center. The event featured about 30 National, Regional, and local colleges and universities that included various historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s). About 400 students and parents participated as more that more than $1.1 million in admi ...

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Jacksonville Deltas Celebrate 70 Years of Activism

by Karel Danzie One year closer to a Century more for Delta. A celebration for 103 years of scholarship, service, and sisterhood globally and 70 years locally was held by the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta. Throughout a celebratory weekend, the chapter paid tribute to their founders and community impact. On evening of January 16, the Founders Day Committee led by Stephanie Gordon and Jacq ...

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Veterans Honored for Continued Community Service

Christ Episcopal Church of Ponte Vedra Beach hosted the National Association for Veterans to honro 10 community veteran advocates in a special recognition ceremony. The 3rd annual 2016 Pillars of Success Awards’ theme was entitled a “Salute to Service.”  Elim Community Outreach, Inc. sponsors the annual awards’ event to salute the service members and veterans for their community service.  Dr. Vonna Milligan ...

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Kemetic Empire Vows to Take Trusteeship Over the Community

Each week, Jacksonville is plagued by a variety if negative stories in beleaguering the north area of the city and communities of color. In an effort to combat the violence and dysfunction at a grassroots level, the Kemetic Empire has organized to take back the community the have all grown up in.  Organized in 2003, by local activist Diallo Sekou, the non profit provides a variety of initiative under the ba ...

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Visionaries Create Vision Boards for 2016 Goal Setting Success

On January 2, 2016 Visionary and Business Strategist Angela Mealer partnered with Life Coach and Event Planner Pam James to host Jacksonville’s Best Vision Board Party! The event was a rendition of the traditional goal-setting event but the ladies served it up with a twist; this party came complete with life coaching and business coaching from the hosts who are experts in their respective fields. Each regis ...

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A Day of Service For the Kids of Jacksonville

A Day of Service For the Kids of Jacksonville - On Saturday December 19th, Wealth Watchers presented “A Day of Service,” hosted by Councilman Reggie Brown, at the Legends Center, 5054 Soutel. Kid’s ages 0-15 were privy to a free toy give-a-way, kid’s activities and more! Over 400 adults and children showed up to the center to receive information from vendors, seniors service organizations, legal aid the big ...

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James Weldon Johnson ASALH Branch Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

James Weldon Johnson ASALH Branch Celebrates its 20th Anniversary - The local branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, December 19. Several of the original founders were present and shared key insights on the founding of the organization as a driving force to highlight the rich history of Jacksonvilles’ African American Communi ...

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