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Selma 50th Anniversary: Bloody Sunday, Selma to Montgomery March, Voting Rights Act

Selma 50th Jubilee Re-Crossing the Bridge to Selma By Lynn Jones   Over 70,000 history lovers from around the country gathered in Selma, Alabama last weekend in honor of the March that occurred there 50 years ago. Celebrities, politicians and even President Obama celebrated the event including a variety of Jaxons who traveled by plane, trains and automobiles. On the heels of Civil Rights activist, the ...

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William R. Raines 50th Mixer

William R. Raines High School 50th year weekend celebration was on full blast over the weekend as classes from 1966 to the present celebrated Raines history and legacy. On Friday night classmates came together for a mixer at the Legends Center on Soutel Dr. Over 300 classmates were excited to reunite in the festive atmosphere.  The DJ was in full swing playing the hits and made sure to call up each class, f ...

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Raines Class of 70′ Sock Hop

On Friday, February 13th, Raines Class of ‘70’ hosted a Sadie Hawkins/Sock Hop, helping celebrate the 50th anniversary of William M. Raines Sr. High School. The “Sock Hop” event was held in the Raines school gymnasium, with light refreshments and high top tables. Volunteers from the classes came out and helped set up and clean up the gym. DJ Big Bodie kept classmates on the floor dancing and the best part o ...

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Links Western Gala: Cowboys and Cowgirls Party for A Purpose

By M. Latimer / Photos by David Wright, Sr. The "Western Gala," hosted by the Jacksonville (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, is no longer just a party. The event, held annually since 2003, has become a Northeast Florida tradition. Last weekend over 400 people flocked to the Western Gala for a night of line dancing, good food and games all under a western theme. Thanks to the Western Gala, the chapter ...

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Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly at the Florida Theater

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly started the weekend in Jacksonville with old school songs from their plethora of hits! Frankie Beverly sang his heart out and brought the house down to a sold out crowd at the Florida Theater, “I've been singing for over 40 years. This is love right here." said Frankie. Real Housewives of Atlanta and House of Payne actress Demetria McKinney opened up for Maze. Concertgoers wer ...

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Through Our Eyes Exhibit at the Ritz

An exhibit featuring visual autobiographies created by twenty Jacksonville area African-American artist. Many special events, workshops and gallery talks will be offered during this exhibition. For more visit the Ritz, 829 N. Davis St. or visit www.ritzjacksonville.com. ...

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Anita Bakers Roast & Toast Celebration of Life

Anita Baker Roast and Toast Birthday Celebration of Life - Local promoter and Giggles Comedy Club owner Anita Baker celebrated her birthday over the weekend at Ms. Dee’s comedy club at Regency Square Mall. Local comedians, family and friends roasted Anita with jokes and a toast for her 51st birthday! Anita reflected on her life, “I say what I feel, I say what I am thinking at 51 this world owes me nothing. ...

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