You Are Here: Home » Local

Local News

100 Black Men of Jacksonville Infinite Scholar College Fair Nets $1 Million + in Scholarships

The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. (J100) recently hosted their 11th Annual Infinite Scholar College Fair  at the Schultz Center. This event featured more than 20 national, regional, and local colleges and universities . About 200 students and parents participated as more that more than $1.1 million in admissions and scholarships were awarded on the spot.  There were also workshops on financial aid, un ...

Read more

Fisher of Men Tackle Mentoring, Fatherhood and Social Issues

Alvin W. King, founder of Fishers of Men held a “get anchored and informed” event over the weekend to inspire men to be agents of change. Founded November 2013, Fisher’s of Men is an organization that was created to develop an open discussion platform for men to gather and talk about the issues that men face with communication, relationships, fatherhood and society. After a year of successful monthly worksh ...

Read more

Legal Mass Gay Wedding Held Downtown in Hemming Plaza

Celebrants of all genders gathered in Hemming Plaza last weekend for a mass wedding held in honor of same sex couples. With the recent announcement that gay marriages are legal in the state, over 60 members of the gay, lesbian and transgender community united in matrimony in front of City Hall. For many celebrants, the event represents forward movement for the city of Jacksonville and for Florida. While the ...

Read more

Selma Unites Local Trailblazers for Viewing and Discussion on Civil and Voting Rights

The recent release of the movie Selma brought together area trailblazers with the community for a discussion on the current state of voting and civil rights. The film chronicles the tumultuous three month period in 1965, when Dr. King led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. On Sunday, January 11, MOSAIC, hosted a film screening, dinner and discussion of the ...

Read more

Kappa Alpha Psi Walks With a Purpose for Founders Day

Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity celebrated their Founder’s Day in various ways throughout the country last week in honor of their 104th year in existence. The men of Jacksonville’s Alumni chapter are no different.  Over 450 people participated in the 3rd annual Kappa Alpha Psi annual Healthy Start 5k Run with the goal of raising money for scholarships and to help find a cure for diabetes by raising a ...

Read more

Call Him Dr. Glover

The University of North Florida (UNF) presented an honorary doctorate to Edward Waters College (EWC) President Dr. Nathaniel Glover in recognition of his decades of service in law enforcement and education. The formal conferral will took place last week during UNF’s Fall 2014 commencement ceremony. Dr. Nathaniel Glover, Jr. made history by being elected as the first African American sheriff in Florida in mo ...

Read more

City Under Seige by Protesters

Recent protests causes around the city range from outrage over the decision not to indict officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner to the photo of a nude pregnant woman at a local museum. Area citizens have joined the national outcry of public protests by participating in surprise “die-ins” across the city. From Hemming Plaza to the interstate and the Harts Bridge, protesters have caused chao ...

Read more

Health Department Ivestigating TB at Raines High School

The Florida Department of Health (DOH-Duval) is currently involved in the contact investigation related to a case of Tuberculosis (TB). The investigation involves an active case at William M. Raines High School; school officials, as well as families of attending students, have been notified. Approximately 150 students and staff from the school have been identified for testing. Those individuals exposed will ...

Read more

Alpha Phi Alpha Crowns Miss Black & Gold

Taylor Baines, a junior at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, was crowned Miss Black and Gold 2014 during the pageant sponsored by the Jacksonville Graduate Chapter, Upsilon Lambda, of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.. The contest was held November 22 at First Coast High School. Ms. Baines won a $1,000 dollar scholarship and will represent the Upsilon Lambda Chapter at various events and pageants around t ...

Read more

Marissa Alexander Agrees to Plea Deal

Florida mother will serve 65 more days in jail and will also be subject to two years of house arrest. by Patrick Peck The controversial criminal case against Marissa Alexander, the Black woman in Florida who was facing a possible 60-year prison sentence for shooting at her estranged husband, concluded with a plea deal on Monday, the Florida Times Union reports. Alexander plead guilty to all three counts of ...

Read more
Scroll to top