Community Spirit

We Remember Raines Documentary

We Remember Raines Documentary

We Remember Raines Documentary

Nonprofits partnership to offer a screening of the documentary “We Remember Raines” and host a ONE by ONE community conversation about education.

A great free event happening this Friday, May 18th at the Ritz Theatre at 6pm in the evening. Families, Alumni, the Jacksonville community is invited. Educators are encouraged to attend.

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities

Support the Arts in Schools & Communities                         

by William Jackson and Cheryl Williams
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and music appreciation is in the ear of the listener. The Arts play a key role in developing talents, abilities, skills and providing a canvas for youth, teens and young adults to display their many blessings that enhance our world.

Jacksonville University graduates first class in lauded MFA in Choreography program

Jacksonville University graduates first class in lauded MFA in Choreography program

When they made their way across the stage May 5 to receive their diplomas, these Jacksonville University graduates made a little history, too.

They were part of the first graduating class of JU’s prestigious MFA in Choreography program, one of only a handful nationwide whose low-residency approach lets mid-career artists continue their professional lives while advancing their knowledge in performance and choreography.

“This program expanded my mind and perspective in terms of thinking about my career and potential,” said an excited Michelle Grant Murray, one of 10 graduates of the program, who teaches dance in Miami and has directed shows as far away as Japan. “It gave me the opportunity to meet new people and go to new places. It’s amazing, the amount of freedom to explore your processes without having everything superimposed on you.”

Prom 2012 II

Prom 2012 II

Prom Is Not for Booty Calls or Sexual Conquests

The facts cannot be denied or ignored about the importance of parents talking to their children before the Prom.
As Proms dates come closer concern is taken in clothing to shoes, hairstyle to perfume or cologne.

Thousands Attend 7th Annual Sheriff’s Advisory Council Safety Fair

JACKSONVILLE, FL (May 8, 2012) – On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the Zone 2 Sheriff’s Advisory Council (ShAdCo), Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department, American Red Cross, U.S. Army,  various law enforcement agencies and others participated in the 7th Annual Sheriff’s Advisory Council Safety Fair at Regency Square Mall.

5th Annual Urban League Empowerment Summit

5th Annual Urban League Empowerment Summit

Youth and teens attended the 5th Annual Urban League Empowerment
Summit which focused on three E’s: Education, Employment & Economic Empowerment.

Suicide Is Not An Option to Bullying

Suicide Is Not An Option to Bullying

Suicide Is Not An Option to Bullying

Once again a young life hangs in the balance, a life not truly begun. A young man presumably attempting to take his life because of the actions of others. The inhumanity and violation of human rights in the actions of Bullying.