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Violence at the Forefront of Jacksonville’s Ills

By Lynn Jones Even after the recent killing of 22-month-old Aiden McClendon, killed in a "gang-related" drive-by shooting, Jacksonville residents continue to protest, hold prayer vigils and “stop the violence” rally’s. The toddlers murder marks the 14th murder in Jacksonville since the beginning of the year. Over the past few years, killings of young black males have taken place all round the country. From ...

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Eta Phi Beta Chapter Takes Notes On Understanding Breast Cancer

By Rometa Porter _ On Saturday, October 31, Dianne Townsend, community breast health educator and advocate, presented a breast cancer awareness workshop for Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Nu Chapter at the Highlands Library in Jacksonville. Ms. Townsend, a 28-year survivor and Chapter President of Sisters Network Northeast Florida, uses the month of October each year (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) to bring a ...

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AKA Sorority Gamma Rho Omega Chapter United Nations 70th Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday October 25, 2015 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Incorporated presented “The United Nations and Climate Change.”  The event was held at Jacksonville University at the Sam R. Marks Chapel.  The panel of  experts included Jeff Martin, Ph.D, Associated Professor of Geography, Jacksonville University; Margo Moehring, AICP, Director of Policy, Northeast Florida Regi ...

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Delta Delta Chapter Anniversary Celebration

Delta Delta Chapter Anniversary Celebration  - Members of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter celebrated their thirty-sixth anniversary with a “Ladies Day Out” at American Beach in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Invitations were extended to reclaim members.  This memorable occasion was enjoyable and entertaining. Yashica Fowler led the members and other beach goers in a line danc ...

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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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