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Tom Joyner Family Reunion Take Over Featured Concerts and Classics

by Lynn Jones Tom Joyner and his morning crew, including Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown, took over Orlando’s Gaylord Palms Convention Center during Labor Day weekend for his 13th “Family Reunion.” This year’s event included concerts by Teddy Riley, Johnny Gill, Kool Moe Dee, Regina Bell, Jazmine Sullivan, Avant, Dougie Fresh and Maze. Also, on the expo main stage were workshops and seminars that included ...

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Mandaring High School Graduate Among Bank of America Student Leaders

JACKSONVILLE – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has announced that five Jacksonville-area high school students have been selected as 2015 Student Leaders. The award recognizes community-minded high school juniors and seniors and places them in paid eight-week internships with a local nonprofit organization. Jessica Lucas,  who recently graduated from Mandarin High School, joins Saaniya Bagdadi, Zur ...

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Knowldge of Black History Can Wake Up America

February is once again upon us, signifying another month filled with a bevy of activities dedicated to Black culture and history. Many still ask, "Do we still need a Black History Month?" The question itself sounds redundant. How many times can you hear about George Washington Carver, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, etc. and the other myriad of African- American Heroes and Sheroes? Obviously not enough. ...

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Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Named NNPA Interim President and CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced. Chavis is president of Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.), the premier provider of online higher education for Histor ...

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