Arts Education and Civil Rights: Can the Arts Improve Race Relations?

by President & CEO Kimberly Hyatt of Cathedral Arts Project   No one is born a racist, but it doesn’t take long to develop racial and ethnic biases. By the time children are 3 years old, they can recognize differences in skin color and other physical traits. By the time they are 5, children can already develop negative biases toward others based on these differences. By the time children are in…

All I Know Inc.

All I Know, Inc. offers second chances to residents of Jacksonville. The organization has served as a provider for opportunity of positive life choices and inspiration since 2013. CEO and President Claresa Baggs started the organization with aspirations to reach and teach those of underprivileged communities how to lead better lives. Although the foundation of…

Rethreaded

Rethreaded has set out on a mission to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business. The organization has been catering to victims of sexual abuse since 2012. It was founded by Kristin Keen; who started the organization to give women a second chance at leading…

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Jacksonville author Michael Wiley used to live in Chicago.  His first series of crime novels were based in the Windy City, but now, Wiley explores Northeast Florida’s fascinating complexities in his writing.   He’s done it again with his new thriller, Monument Road. Reviews are glowing for…

DAILY’S PLACE TO WELCOME ODESZA ON MAY 16

On the heels of two GRAMMY nominations last week, electronic music duo ODESZA will make a stop at Daily’s Place next spring, Live Nation and Bold Events confirmed today.  The “A Moment Apart Tour” will visit downtown Jacksonville on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The show is presented by X106.5 and tickets will go…

A Must Read, Even If You’re Not a Musican-Hit So Hard, A Memoir by Patty Schemel

Hit So Hard, A Memoir by Patty Schemel In 1994 a chasm was filled with the release of Hole’s Live Through This. Sadly, it has never been given its proper credit and the record’s genius was overshadowed by the celebrity of the band’s arresting and talented leader Courtney Love. In Hit So Hard, the memoir…