Community Spirit

Orange Park Community Theatre Performance Benefits Area’s Abused, Abandoned and Neglected Children

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Orange Park Community Theatre on Sept. 26 will present a special performance of the play “Hotbed Hotel” by Michael Parker with all proceeds going to help local children in crisis.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to Voices for Children of the First Coast, a nonprofit organization that helps kids through the Guardian ad Litem program for the Fourth Circuit, including Clay, Duval and Nassau counties. The Guardian ad Litem program provides trained volunteers to represent the best interests of neglected and abused children as such cases go through the court system.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26 | Refreshments available at 7 p.m. and the play begins at 8 p.m.

One Spark attracts 150,000 people

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One Spark sparked a lot of interest in downtown Jacksonville over five days. 

Despite the wet weather over the weekend the festival drew and estimated 130,000 people. 900 entrepreneurs displayed 450 projects in 65 venues. 

Every project received some money from the $250,000 crowdsourcing pool. 50,000 votes were cast. Each vote was essential worth about $5.

Rethreaded won the most votes. It aims to fight the sex trade business with business by giving women a way out. Rethreaded received more than $6700 in funding.

The Kona School got more than $3100 from the prize pool and an additional $2300 in individual contributions. Along with entrepreneurs, downtown businesses benefitted big. Restaurants opened early and didn't close till late. 

JSO meets with Families of Slain Children

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A murder investigation into the death of a 10-year-old solved nearly three decades later has sparked hope for local families looking for answers in unsolved cases.
Coping with the loss of a loved one is something no one wants to endure. But for a group of Jacksonville residents, it's what brings them together every month at the Families of Slain Children.
"Several bullets were fired and one bullet hit the garage door and it went through the wall and ricocheted and hit my son in the head," said Beverly Jenkins Simmons, whose son was killed nearly two years ago.
But when their hope for answers turns into a years long ordeal, for some family members all they want to know is that someone in law enforcement still cares.

Power Move Monday Networking

Power Move Monday Networking

What is your Power Move for Networking??

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." Patrick Henry

Since its inception, Power Move Monday has fashioned an energy that transcends the social aspects of networking and evolved into an intellectual, social and business networking environment that makes available the potential to allow entrepreneurials, business owners, and progressive thinkers (males and females) to be involved in the progressive growth of Jacksonville, Florida.

Power of Blerds and Technology

Power of Blerds and Technology

The significance of technology for Blacks is seen in many aspects of society. Education, business, commerce, science, medical fields and even global marketing rely on the creating and sharing of digital content. Writing is important because of the ability to share information that engages, inspires and motivates, Blacks and the ability to write is important when competing in any aspect of business, education, medical field and science.

Social Media Training for Zeta Phi Beta Debutantes

Social Media Training for Zeta Phi Beta Debutantes

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated Debutantes participated in a Social Media and Internet  Safety workshop provided by William Jackson of My Quest To Teach. Young ladies in high school grades 9-12 are introduced to the college experience through various workshops during the year provided by Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

January National Stalking Awareness Month

January National Stalking Awareness Month

Who Is Stalking Your Child Online? The Internet is a reflection of our society, a representation of the world we explore, communicate interact and search. The good, the bad and the dangerous, the Internet has shown a reflection that exposes the dangerous and dirty side of online interaction.