2022-02-19

Use Your Tax Refund to Save on Car Shopping


Like many other people, you probably have taxes on your mind right now. Figuring out if you have a tax refund coming your way can be an exciting time. But tax season doesn’t have to be all about crunching numbers and filling out forms. “If you’re in the market for a newer vehicle, tax season can be the perfect time […]

Assistance Available for Those Facing Eviction and Foreclosure

Wealth Watchers Offering Housing Preservation Counseling

Jacksonville, Fla.  – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium is no longer in effect. But many are still feeling the effects of the extended recovery from the pandemic. Some people are seeing an increase in their rent or mortgage, forcing them out of their homes. Wealth Watchers Inc. is helping those in need. It is […]

Orchestra Partners Appoints Kim Hunter to Independent Corporate Advisory Board

Orchestra Partners announces the appointment of Kim Hunter to the Independent Corporate Advisory Board, effective immediately. Hunter brings strategic integrated marketing communications expertise, deep prior experience in growing professional services firm, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset with proven experience with innovation. Following the appointment of Mr. Hunter, the Board will comprise five directors. He will be serving a three-year […]

Tamika Adams Creates Empress And Pearls Development Program And Manual #ForTheBlackGirls 


Former educator turned entrepreneur Tamika Adams is creating safe spaces for young Black girls, training them in etiquette and equipping them with the necessary skills to be successful young women. The organization also inspired her to author her book “7 Keys to Starting a Mentoring Organization for Black Girls” that was released in March 2022. Through her organization, The Empress […]

Best-Selling, Jacksonville-based Author Set to Launch Black-Owned Publishing Company this Spring

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jacksonville native Dr. Cornelius Jones announced this past weekend that he would be launching a new publishing company in April of this year. The company, called Jones Book Publishing, will be based in Jacksonville and will offer convenient and affordable publishing packages for new and experienced authors. Those who are interested can also take advantage of mentoring […]

R&B ‘New Jack’ Gemaine Proves Compton Produces More Than Hip-Hop Acts 

By Percy Lovell Crawford As the world watched what is widely believed to be one of the greatest halftime performances ever during Super Bowl LVI, one thing that stood out was the heavy influence the West Coast has on hip hop. Compton, California, was represented well by legendary producer and rapper Dr. Dre and one of music’s brightest stars, Kendrick […]

2021 Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell Fastest in Opening Practice Session for 64th Annual DAYTONA 500; Busch Light Qualifying set for Wednesday Evening

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – Defending Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell turned the fastest lap of Tuesday’s combined two opening DAYTONA 500 practice sessions at Daytona International Speedway with a top lap of 192.736 mph in the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford. David Ragan, a former Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona race winner, was second fastest in the No. […]

Orlando International Remains Busiest Airport In Florida

ORLANDO, FL. – Orlando International Airport (MCO) ended 2021 as the busiest airport in Florida. With all the numbers counted, 40.3 million passengers traveled through Orlando International Airport for the year, up over 86 percent from 2020 totals. This was enough to propel MCO from 9th to 7th busiest airport in the nation. In 2019, prior to the pandemic, MCO […]

Five UNF scholar athletes awarded IGNITE Diversity Scholarships

Five University of North Florida athletes were awarded $2,500 scholarships funded through the Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) in partnership with the CEM Foundation as part of JPEF’s commitment to recruit and retain 1,000 diverse teachers by 2025. Research has shown that all students benefit from having diverse teachers as role models. Students of color are disadvantaged by lack of […]