Community Viewpoints

Community Viewpoints

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October 11, 2019 14 min

Elexia Coleman-Moss, founding Executive Director came by the show to talk about the kick off their 15th programming year of the Journey Into Womanhood (JIW) girls program. JIW is a rites of passage and mentoring program for girls ages 9 to 17 that helps cultivate a healthy transition from girl to young woman. Elexia invited the community to get involved by being a mentors or volunteer. Learn more about by visiting www.EmpowermentR... Read more

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October 11, 2019 13 min

Committee members Tameka Gaines Holly & Ronn Johnson called into the show to speak on celebrating their 50th Anniversary! Ronn spoke on NW Classic here & now as well as the Hall of Fame. Tameka highlighted the NW Classic back story & Golden Gala Benefit fundraiser as well as invited the community to get involved in the week long events.

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October 8, 2019 12 min

PEACE Ambassador Steven Johnson called into the show to discuss (Patient Education Advocacy & Community Engagement) and the all male event to enhance the awareness on Men and their health.

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Adam Levine, Director and CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville called in to the show talk about the trends in Florida and how it impacts arts & culture across the state as well as inviting the community to visit the Cummer Museum this Fall to see the latest trends!

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Dr. Jacqueline Dowdy, CEO of River Region called into the show to discuss National Recovery Month and raising awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders. National Recovery Month promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. Dr. Dowdy invited the community to the luncheon with keynote speaker Dr. Lucille O’Neal (mo... Read more

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Dr. Kennesha Bracely founder of Anuwai Life, Inc. (ALI) a Jacksonville-based humanitarian nonprofit organization inspired by my son, Dante’ Naken DeWayne Long. Called into the show to talk about Anuwai life programs and how Proceeds benefit programs that encourage mental, emotional, and physical health and wellness through the use of art-based interventions.

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Kayla Mill Boutique and Kimberly Padgett Morrison from BPMBrand came by the show to invite the community to High Heels Big Hair Natural Brunch. This event is to empower and engage women who are in search of Better Health and Self Love. They talked about exploring Natural Hair and Wellness which is key to Full Self Acceptance and Quality of Life. With this event they want women to continue to be Fly and Fashionable as they Rock ... Read more

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Brian K. Yorkgitis, DO, FACS - Pediatric Trauma Medical Director Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville. Came by the show to invite the community to the 5th Annual Run for Hero’s! Every day, the experts at UF Health TraumaOne stand ready to provide lifesaving care. As the only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center in Northeast Florida and Southe... Read more

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Diane Townsend and Lena Jordan came by the show to talk about The sisters Network of NE Florida partnering with the 4th Annual Sister Strut and why it’s important for the community to get involved and register so that we can empower the survivors, and remember the ladies we lost from Breast Cancer.

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September 16, 2019 9 min

Mike Todd with New Florida Majority called into the show to talk about I Am WE, a community celebration organized to build political and community power in black and brown underserved neighborhoods in Jacksonville. The event will be held on Sept 14, where a food pantry, legal aid, barbers, staffing agency, social resources galore will be there to empower the community!

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Toni Foxx and Jim Dunlap came to the show to talk about The Battle of the Ballrooms to Benefit St. Jude! Friday September 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM at Atlantic Ballroom. The event is to help and empower the leading children's hospital, St. Jude!! St. Jude is where families never receive a Bill for Treatment, Travel, Housing or Food. We asked community to join Toni with her fundraiser goal of 3k to help St. Jude in their Fight agai... Read more

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Bertha Freeman-Barrett a Registered Intern Therapist who completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Phoenix and her Masters of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health at Webster University came by the show talk about her journey and how furthering your education helped create a meaningful life journey.

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Ju’Coby Pittman, CEO OF The Clara White Mission called into the Show to talk about the 45% reduction in funding for feeding and training programs the Clara White Mission is facing. The mission needs to raise $425,000 by August 30th. If the challenge is not secured, it will impact the operations of their daily programs. The unexpected cuts have been devastating. Ju’Coby has even reduced her salary by 20% to meet the Call-To-Action... Read more

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Joy Young, Executive Director and Diana Donovan came by the show to talked about The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville celebration of arts and culture on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Funding received by the Cultural Council is put to excellent use as it currently generates over $85M in economic returns, is used to employ over 1,300 people in full-time work, and enables over one million arts and cultural engagement opportunit... Read more

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August 20, 2019 17 min

President of the Omega Hope Foundation Mr. Randy Johnson, retired St. Johns County High School Principal/Educator and Kenneth Jones join the show to speak on their mission and efforts of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and their many efforts to uplift the communities. To continue uplifting the community they invited the community to their upcoming “Cruise with a Purpose” and encourage folks to come “Cruise with the Ques” this coming Novem... Read more

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The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre will host its annual summer fundraiser party, Blues, Brews and BBQ, on August 22, from 5:30pm until 8:30pm. The annual event pairs some of Jacksonville’s favorite local craft beers with some of our city’s best locally- owned BBQ restaurants. The Florida Theatre holds special memories for four generations. From the Vaudeville acts and silent films of its earliest days to today’s blend of perf... Read more

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Imam Yahya Abndulla called into Community View Point to talk about their Neighborly Needs/Health, Wellness and Mental Health Services in Duval. He also talked about their next event on Sept 14, 2019, and asked the community to help by donating clothing items and dropping them off at 320 Woodbine Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206

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August 15, 2019 15 min

Jumora Cooper & Tiffany Hardy came by Community View Point to talk about the 4th annual "Teacher Supply Giveaway " at the Schultz Center. This year’s theme is "All Heros don't wear Capes! Their goal is to not only provide local teachers with the supplies they need to begin the new school year but to also make them feel like the Super Heros that they are!!!

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August 7, 2019 14 min

Rev Mark Griffin came by the show to talk about Wayman Academy A status, the multitude of areas where Wayman is empowering the Community, and his next steps on empowering the community and keeping the community safe

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Michelle aka Shorty, President and T- Real (PRO) came by the show to talk about their 3rd Annual Motorcycle Community Back to School Giveaway with 30 Motorcycle Clubs empowering and giving back to the community.

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