Arts & Culture

Jax Youth Poetry Slam

Jax Youth Poetry Slam
Hosted by Taryn Wharwood
Main Library Downtown Jacksonville, Florida

Written by Anyis (6th Grader), SJ (5th Grader), William Jackson, M.Ed.

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

The U.S. Army's SPIRIT OF AMERICA Concert COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The U.S. Army's  SPIRIT OF AMERICA  Concert  COMING TO JACKSONVILLE THIS YEAR!!!!!

The 2011 Spirit of America tour is making it's way to Jacksonville this year.  For more than 30 years, Spirit of America has been a truly unforgettable experience.  A historical drama produced from soldiers'  real accounts, letters, and diaries, bringing to life the history of generations of American soldiers. As you witness breathtaking music, amazing ceremonial drills, dramatic renactments of real life stories Spirit of America is going to show Jacksonville how the army's history is also our nation's history.

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH !!! Some Interesting Facts...

JULY IS NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH !!!  Some Interesting Facts...

All kinds of crazy things happen in July and one of them is it's NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH ! The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that Americans consume over 7 billion hot dogs a year.  Yes, I said 7 billion!!!!!  A typical American on average eats 60 hot dogs annually.  It's commonly overlooked as one of the top comfort foods. 

Muggles and Wizards Turn Out for Harry Potter Premiere

Muggles and Wizards Turn Out for Harry Potter Premiere

Michelle Taylor sent us a few pictures from the Harry Potter premiere at AMC Regency Square. Do you have pictures you want to share? Send them to mycommunity@firstcoastnews.com.

SHOW SOME heART A Charitable Event in Downtown Jax

SHOW SOME heART  A Charitable Event in Downtown Jax

Show some heART will be held at LIT, a premiere nightclub in Downtown Jacksonville, on July 30, 2011 from 7pm until 10pm.  There is an admission fee of $10.00 a person at the door.  Noone under 21 years of age will be allowed.  This is a gathering for dog lovers to come, enjoy cocktails, view amazing canine artwork from local artists.   Artwork will be available for sale.  There will also be a silent auction.  Proceeds benefit G.R.E.A.T. , Golden Retriever Rescue, which is a 501 (C) (3) non profit organization.  Goodies for the dogs, gift certificates, cocktails, and much more will be given out.  So all of you fellow dog lovers make plans for this wonderful event.  For more information visit www.greatrescue.org .

 

 

EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY !!! jULY 13

EMBRACE YOUR GEEKNESS DAY !!! jULY 13

Some people view the term " GEEK"  with a negative composition.  But hey all of us our geeks in our own way, some are just better than others... and richer!!!! A geek is a person who is characterized as highly intelligent and very technicaclly oriented.  They are usually studious, technical, and present themselves in a formal manner.  So embrace your geekness everyone!!!! Spend the day on your computer, tinkering with gadgets, watching Sci-fi films, reading comic books.  It's your day!!!! Stand tell and be proud!