Featured image for “OPINION | Rinse and repeat”
February 1, 2023

OPINION | Rinse and repeat

The hashtags that now date back a decade, and centuries of crimes against humanity, are the reason A.P. African American Studies is necessary.

Read More
Featured image for “PHOTO ESSAY | Jacksonville’s 42nd Annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade”
January 16, 2023

PHOTO ESSAY | Jacksonville’s 42nd Annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade

Hundreds marched in the 42nd annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade on Monday morning in Jacksonville.

Read More
Featured image for “Jacksonville officials, local civil rights leaders continue to celebrate MLK. Separately. ”
January 12, 2023

Jacksonville officials, local civil rights leaders continue to celebrate MLK. Separately. 

Friday will mark the fifth straight year Jacksonville will have separate breakfasts honoring Martin Luther King.

Read More
Featured image for “PHOTO ESSAY | Jax Today’s 11 favorite images from 2022”
December 29, 2022

PHOTO ESSAY | Jax Today’s 11 favorite images from 2022

Jacksonville Today’s Will Brown shares his favorite images he’s captured over the past year.

Read More
Featured image for “OPINION | Remember, reconcile, repair”
December 14, 2022

OPINION | Remember, reconcile, repair

“Take ‘Em Down!” is an ineffectual narrative strategy to effect change.  Is it a demand of adamance? Absolutely.  A passionate plea for empathy? Of course.  A spirited rallying cry, pithy enough for posters and T-shirts, and to fit into the mouths of young protesters who chant the phrase while elder dissenters offer themselves to the law as a martyr for

Read More
Featured image for “OPINION | Requesting relief for the people”
October 19, 2022

OPINION | Requesting relief for the people

I am one of the millions of people who submitted an application for student debt relief. I attended the Florida State University as an out-of-state student from 2004 to 2008. My mother paid cash for my first three semesters. My remaining time at FSU — including my summer in London, where I interned at NBC — was financed by student

Read More
Featured image for “OPINION | Battle for the best of us”
September 21, 2022

OPINION | Battle for the best of us

Over the weekend, I visited the Cummer Museum for the opening of the Deborah Roberts exhibition I’m. On a large wall, visitors encounter a description of the exhibition, which notes the title I’m “signals a merging of the individual self (the ‘I’) with a larger sense of being (‘am’) and suggests a sense of self-determination and a reclaiming of community.”

Read More
Featured image for “OPINION | Hotbeds of hatred”
July 27, 2022

OPINION | Hotbeds of hatred

On Jan. 6th, 2021, I sat beside my mother in my living room, eyes glued to the television watching the attack on the Capitol. I thought, I tweeted and I said repeatedly, “If that had been Black people, they’d have been dead.”  It’s the same thought that circles my mind every time I see the footage either during the hearings

Read More
Featured image for “OPINION | I’ll take freedom over a holiday any day”
June 20, 2022

OPINION | I’ll take freedom over a holiday any day

“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired…nobody’s free until everybody’s free…if I fall, I’ll fall 5 feet 4 inches forward in the fight for freedom.” — Fannie Lou Hamer All manner of Juneteenth celebrations took place over the weekend at the local, state and national level to celebrate the day the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas,

Read More
Featured image for “OPINION | Symptoms of a broken system”
May 23, 2022

OPINION | Symptoms of a broken system

Imagine for a moment it’s a Sunday afternoon. You’ve just left church or brunch or finished a morning run or swim at the beach, and you need to stop at the grocery store to get some essential items. Perhaps those include baby formula, which both you and the store are running low on, and other household needs. Running through your

Read More