Community Spirit

Ken's Bowtie Classic raises money for mental health services

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Ken Amaro hosted the second annual Bowtie Classic golf tournament at Hidden Hills Country Club Monday.

It's an event that supports Northwest Behavioral Health Services.

"One of their primary functions is providing mental health treatment and they're doing it in the minority community," Amaro said.

Seventy-four golfers signed up to play in the event, several corporate and individual sponsors also added their support. 

Final numbers on how much the event raised were not immediately available, but last year's event raised around $20,000 for the cause.

Click here to learn more about Northwest Behavioral Health Services.

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.

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.

Going Red: JU rowing team to host 24-hour American Heart Association marathon Feb. 1

Going Red: JU rowing team to host 24-hour American Heart Association marathon Feb. 1

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville University will have a distinctive role in the community-wide American Heart Association “National Wear Red Day” events on Friday, Feb. 1: The Negaard Rowing Center is hosting a 24-hour rowing marathon.

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.