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African Americans; Technology and Social Media

African Americans; Technology and Social Media

African Americans; Technology and Social Media
by Sean Jackson (FAMU) and William Jackson, M.Ed. (Edward Waters College)

The holiday season shows the passion African Americans have for
technology. Cyber Monday was an economic boom for companies
offering online discounts and provide devices that traditional stores
did not have in stock. According to CNN Cyber Monday was the highest
grossing online shopping day in U.S. history, spending reached
$1.25 billion. An increase over 20% from 2010 and expected to
grow even further with the availability of secured online security,
Apps that allow for shopping directed at a person’s interests and
retailers marketing based on culture, race, gender and age.

City Office and Facility Closures for 2011 Holiday Season

 

Most city government offices and facilities will be closed in observance of Christmas on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 and in observance of New Year’s Day on Monday, Jan. 2.

Law Firm Thanks Downtown Ambassadors

Law Firm Thanks Downtown Ambassadors

Farah and Farah held an appreciation luncheon for the Downtown Ambassadors at Casa Dora Italian Restaurant on Tuesday afternoon. The Downtown Ambassadors are downtown Jacksonville’s cleanliness, safety and hospitality team and the Farahs wanted to thank them for all they do for the firm and the community. The Downtown Ambassador program is run by Downtown Vision, Inc.

Recently-established EWC Foundation Names Co-Chairs

 

Edward Waters College recently announced two widely-respected businessmen as co-chairs for its newly formed EWC Foundation.

Shands Jacksonville North Receives Approval from State to Expand

Shands Jacksonville North Receives Approval from State to Expand

Shands Jacksonville today announced that its application for a Certificate of Need to build a new medical campus in north Jacksonville has been approved by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration.

Daniel Welcomes New Executive Director of Development

Daniel Welcomes New Executive Director of Development

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Daniel will kick-start the New Year by welcoming experienced fundraiser Kellie Ann Salinas as the agency’s new executive director of development. After an extensive local and nationwide search, Daniel’s board selected Salinas based on her impressive fundraising track record and passion for helping children.

JM Family Collects 27,400 Pounds of Food and $30,800 for 10 Nonprofits across the US

JM Family Collects 27,400 Pounds of Food and $30,800 for 10 Nonprofits across the US

JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and its 3,800 associates recently completed the company’s third annual “Fall Fill-Up” food drive, collecting more than 27,400 pounds of food and $30,800 for 10 nonprofits across North America.  JM Family and its subsidiaries hold companywide food drives every year to help fight hunger in the communities where its associates live and work.