‘I feel blessed’: Hundreds in need receive cold-weather gear through local clothing drive
Volunteers gave away thousands of sweaters, jackets, blankets, long-sleeved shirts, even socks and shoes, on Wednesday to keep people warm during the winter at the annual Mister Rogers Neighborhood Sweater Drive.
Jacksonville forum seeks to improve economic opportunity for African Americans
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The JAX Chamber Foundation is launching a forum designed to improve economic opportunity for African Americans in Jacksonville, according to a news release Wednesday. The Lewis and White Business League is named after A.L. Lewis and Dr. Eartha White -- two African American business leaders in Jacksonville who are both charter members of the National Negro Business League, which was founded in 1900 by Booker T. Washington to advance the economic conditions of African Americans. “This is one step in the Chamber’s efforts to ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to succeed.”The Lewis and White Business League said it will include connections to business and educational advancement, quarterly meetings with guest speakers and networking and mentoring opportunities. The first of the league’s events are being planned for the first quarter of 2021.
Locals are remembering Eartha White who was known to help everyone in her community, including veterans
As Veteran’s Day approaches, locals are remembering Eartha White, the creator of the Clara White Mission, named after her mother. White was known to help everyone in the community, including veterans, often she would lay wreaths on Veteran’s Day. Dozens came to honor the woman who has helped so many in the community, including veterans. She was known of one of a few African American women that could go between the black and white community, to get a lot of social issues addressed. Veteran’s Day is November 11th.