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Colorism Still Exsits at HBCU's

I leave you racial dignity. I want Negroes to maintain their human dignity at all costs.
Mary McLeod Bethune

I recently drove my son to check off campus housing at his college and overheard a
discussion between several young ladies. They were talking about another girl
in a matter that they were unhappy with. One of the disturbing parts of the
discussion besides the use of profanity that sounded like sailors (that is a blog
for another time) was the way they included in their conversation the young
ladies shade of color. You could tell the young lady they were talking about
was light skinned because among the many words was “that high yellow,
light skinned”, the rest I cannot put here. Disturbingly they were speaking
in public, on a college campus, but how could they be so hateful to reference
someone’s shade of color?

Publix Super Markets Reach $20 Million Total Raised For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since

Publix Super Markets Reach $20 Million Total Raised  For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since

 

Total of $2,011,991 Raised During Spring Campaign With More Than $102,000 Benefiting Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital

 

Jacksonville, FL (July 26, 2011)—Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® today announced that Publix Super Markets has raised $20 million for children’s hospitals since 1992. Of the total raised in 2011, more than $102,000 has directly benefited Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

 

Jacksonville’s TOP 30 UNDER 30 Celebration

BUZZ Magazine and Suite team up to host a recognition celebration to honor 30 future leaders of Jacksonville Friday, July 22nd, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the Suite Lounge located at 4880 Big Island Drive, Suite 1.

What's the Coldest Spot in Jacksonville? It Began with a Friendly Bet

What's the Coldest Spot in Jacksonville? It Began with a Friendly Bet

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The coldest spot in Jacksonville wouldn't exist if it weren't for a game of cards 27 years ago.

"I had a bet with a friend in Tampa while we were playing cards," said David Bryant, also known as The Ice Man.

"He was in the ice business, and told me how tough it was and I said it can't be that hard to freeze water."

The Ice Man is also the name of his Westside business, an ice factory that's been churning out the frozen water for nearly three decades.

It's safe to say he probably won the bet. "Yes sir, I most certainly did," Bryant said laughing.

Considering the near triple digit heat today, and high heat index values, his factory seemed like the perfect place to spend the day.

"It's nice to work in the bagging room where it's 50 degrees all the time," he said, while standing in the deep freezer.

Diversity In Social Media

Diversity In Social Media

Minorities are learning that their digital footprints and digital
content can keep them from employment, educational
opportunities and military service. I have been blogging for
over 12 years and provided workshops and seminars in digital
content, but it seems many still do not understand what their
digital content is and how it can hurt them. Technology has
changed to where Smart Phones, Laptops, Pads and mini
computers are readily available to access digital environments.
Even in education teachers seem not aware that their content can
cost them their jobs and careers. Technology has opened up doors
that allow families to leave the “hoods” (neighborhoods) and
enter into virtual interactive environments. Social media tools
and social networks are used and visited by millions world-wide
and minorities have a solid digital footprint in the social uses of
technology; the concern is there needs to be more educational

American Heart Association-First Coast Market Names Local Executive to Lead Go Red For Women Mission

American Heart Association-First Coast Market Names Local Executive to Lead Go Red For Women Mission

 

The American Heart Association-First Coast Market has named local business and community leader Joyce Kramzer as the chair for the 2011- 2012 Go Red For Women (GRFW) Mission.

Joyce Kramzer is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s (BCBSF) Senior Vice President, Health Business Operations.  In this role, Kramzer has primary accountability for the business strategies and operations of delivery system, service, senior markets, and IT. In her dual role as the GRFW chair and AHA-First Coast Market Board of Directors Chair, Kramzer brings excellent businesses acumen and a sense of social responsibility.  
 

The following will strategically support Kramzer in furthering the GRFW mission of educating women of their unique and clearly defined risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke:

Local American Heart Association Names Executive to Lead Go Red For Women Mission

Local American Heart Association Names Executive to Lead Go Red For Women Mission

The American Heart Association-First Coast Market has named local business and community leader Joyce Kramzer as the chair for the 2011- 2012 Go Red For Women (GRFW) Mission.

Joyce Kramzer is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida’s (BCBSF) Senior Vice President, Health Business Operations.  In this role, Kramzer has primary accountability for the business strategies and operations of delivery system, service, senior markets, and IT. In her dual role as the GRFW chair and AHA-First Coast Market Board of Directors Chair, Kramzer brings excellent businesses acumen and a sense of social responsibility.