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Ribault Class of 74 Celebrates 40 Years

This weekend, Jean Ribault’s graduating Class of 1974 held their banquet for the 40th year reunion at UNF’s Adam Herbert Center. The banquet was a part of three days of fun filled activities which began Friday, August 22, with a “Summer Bash,” Saturday afternoon was the “Trojans Family Picnic,” and Banquet. Music, dancing, comedy, singing and stepping set the tone for the evening. The reunion celebration co ...

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Jesse Jackson Inspires Jax Voters to GOTV

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown brought one of her famous friends to town to inspire and encourage Jacksonville voters to come to the polls. Jackson attended a “GOTV” rally Saturday, September 23rd at Gateway Mall with free food, entertainment and local politicos . The rally continued on Sunday for the “Souls to the Polls” rally. On Tuesday, August 26th, voters went to the polls to deliver verdicts on the Governors ...

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Is Police Brutality a National Epidemic?

by Nayaba Arinde and Craig D. Frazier While heavy armored vehicles roll down the streets of Missouri, the outrage simmering dangerously over the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown has gone viral. “Stop the killer cops!” is the cry from angry protestors in Missouri, but it could quite easily be the chant on the streets of Staten Island after the chokehold death of Eric Garner or the yell of gri ...

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Why Good Charter Schools Can Coexist with Public Schools

One of the things I like about School Superintendent Vitti is his attitude about competition. Whether it’s on the basketball court or in the classroom – he wants to win andworks extremely hard to succeed. He said publicly that he’s not afraid of competing against charter schools for students because his goal is for Duval’s public schools to “dominate.”  Often times, us public school advocates are not charte ...

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