By C.S. Bennett
People attending the recent First Coast Community Outreach Program at the Salem Center, were treated to an inspirational collection of speakers who gave insight to their personal triumphs and their love of country.
The program began with a selection of songs by 10 year old songstress Julliana Carangue who brought the house down with her rendition of the Negro national anthem: “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” written and composed by James Weldon Johnson and his brother J. Rosamond Johnson. Mike Evans of the City Rescue Mission discussed the Life Builders Program where participants shared their trials and tribulations in dealing with a life of drugs and how to manage, rehabilitate and resurrect yourself back to good health. Afterwards, featured speaker, Faithyyah Mohammed was introduced by author and conservative talk radio cohost C.S. Bennett.
Ms. Mohammed spoke of the opportunities afforded her in America to do what she loved doing and that was making caps for famous visitors to Jacksonville. She said she started making caps with previously worn denim and was successful in delivering them personally to over 400 famous visitors over a period of 30 years. She has made caps for five presidents, congressional leaders, Hollywood celebrities and athletes, and has become well known as Jacksonville’s ‘Hat Lady’. Talk radio co-host C.S. Bennett stated, “For those who missed Fathiyyah’s presentation and life story and her love of America, they missed hearing a true American Patriot. The excited crowd gave her a resounding standing ovation at the event”.