Monthly Archives: September 2015 (page 10)

First Read: ‘The Jacksonville We Should Have’

On Friday, a vacant old coffee shop in Jacksonville’s Five Points reopened for a night to host a fashion show. Marriage may be legal for all couples now, but many in the LGBTQ community say the fight for equality is far from finished; one Florida lawmaker is pushing to prohibit so-called conversion therapy in the state. When Duval School Superintendent Nikolai Vitti provided a timeline and more information about potential school boundary changes at a workshop, Jacksonville Democratic Congresswoman Corrine Brown stopped by to give her two cents.

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St. Augustine Grant Application Draws Ire From Civil Rights Group

Several Civil Rights era historical sites in St. Augustine could soon get national designations. That’s after the city’s grant application got high marks from a state cultural panel last week.

But some of the sites have already been documented and commemorated by independent civil-rights advocates — and they feel they’re being left out of the city’s project.

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Judge Backs Florida’s Ban On Prison Newspaper

Inmates won’t be reading a newspaper banned by Florida corrections officials anytime soon, due to a decision by a Tallahassee federal judge who said the publication’s advertisements pose a threat to security.But in a ruling last week, U.S. District Jud…

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Runway Fashion Show Lights Up Long-Vacant Five Points Venue

On Friday, a vacant old coffee shop in Jacksonville’s Five Points reopened for a night to host a fashion show.

The show called “Kontrast,” hosted by Perversion Magazine, featured the work of Jacksonville-born-and-raised designer Bobby K. It was a collaboration with Perversion Creative Director Carl Rosen and businessman Steve Williams.

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