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September 16, 2022

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate. Appreciate. Educate. The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and numerous others in the region, will do all three for the next five weeks as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Duval County has more than 115,000 Hispanic residents. First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president Monica Hernandez says Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to highlight the contributions of

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September 8, 2022

Jaguars, NFL kick off with newfound commitment to coaching diversity

The NFL realizes it has a coaching diversity problem and the Jaguars are actively addressing it. When the Jaguars kick off against the Washington Commanders on Sunday afternoon, the team will have 10 on-field assistant coaches who are minorities. It will also have a Black coordinator for the first time in a decade. The team’s commitment to making pathways for

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September 5, 2022

UNF alum leads Diversity in Business program to recruit more Black students

A Jax Today Q&A with Audrieanna Burgin Audrieanna Burgin could not resist coming home. Burgin is a Jacksonville native and University of North Florida alumna who lived on the Southside and other areas of town before graduating from what is now known as Riverside High School. She is beginning her first full academic year as the director of UNF’s Diversity

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May 26, 2022

Former Jax area Wells Fargo SVP says he was fired for objecting to fake interviews for non-white candidates

A Jax Today Q&A with Joe Bruno Joe Bruno, a former executive at Wells Fargo, claimed this month in The New York Times that the company, with hundreds of employees in Northeast Florida, conducted sham interviews with candidates who were not white men — and fired him for raising objections.  As a senior vice president and Jacksonville market manager with the

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