Jacksonville is the largest city in the U.S. state of Florida, and is the county seat of Duval County. According to the U.S. census bureau the population was 799,875.
Jacksonville operates the largest urban park system in the United States, providing facilities and services at more than 337 locations on more than 80,000 acres located throughout the city.
The Ritz Theatre, opened in 1929, is located in the LaVilla neighborhood of the northern part of Jacksonville's downtown. The Jacksonville music scene was active in the 1930s in LaVilla, which was known as “Harlem of the South”. Black musicians from across the country visited Jacksonville to play standing room only performances at the Ritz Theatre and the Knights of Pythias Hall. Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong were a few of the legendary performers who appeared.
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival is held every April and is the second-largest jazz festival in the nation. Springing the Blues is a free outdoor blues festival held in Jacksonville Beach.
Jacksonville has two fully enclosed shopping malls. The oldest is the Regency Square Mall, which opened in 1967 and is located on former sand dunes in the Arlington area. The other is The Avenues Mall, which opened in 1990 on the Southside, at the intersection of I-95 and US 1.
The Jacksonville Free Press is a weekly paper serving the African-American community.
Pure Radio FM 103.7 and AM 1320 Simulcast Station - Gospel
WCRJ 88.1 FM Jacksonville, FL Christian Contemporary
WKTZ 90.9 FM Jacksonville, FL Jones College Easy Listening
WJBT 93.3 FM Callahan, FL Hip Hop
WAPE 95.1 FM Jacksonville, FL Top-40
WFKS 97.9 FM Neptune Beach, FL Top-40
W295AZ (WFXJ) 106.9 FM Jacksonville Beach, FL Sports
WCGL 1360 AM Jacksonville, FL Gospel Music
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
Salon PK - Category: Black Hair Salon - 3733 Southside Blvd #10
Jacksonville, FL 32216 (904) 636-0787 - (visit website)
Sauda Naturals - Category: Beauty - Vitamin C Skincare and Maintenance for Men a high performance skincare Line, that address facial moles and skin tags. 2345 Post Street Jacksonville, FL (904) 762 3893 - (visit website)
Go_Figure Jacksonville - Category: Health - Body magic, and overall health and wellness.. www.marykay.com/dreaves127 as well.. We work the inside as well as the outside. - Jacksonville, FL - (visit website)
North Florida Council ScoutReach Division - Category: Leadership Services - Formally known as the Mohawk District, The North Florida Council?s Scoutreach Division gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting programs. Scoutreach is the BSA's commitment to providing all young people to have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background. Today, young people are faced with many challenges as they often face fragile families and disintegrating neighborhoods. - 521 Edgewood Avenue S., Jacksonville, Florida (904) 388-0591 - (visit website)
Ooh La La GA LA - CAR Boutique Salon - Category: Services - - 5800 Ramona Blvd., Suite E371, Jacksonville, Florida (904) 487-9254 - (visit website)
Rui P. Fernandes, MD, DMD - Category: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - 655 West Eighth Street 3rd Floor Faculty Clinic Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 244-5002
The Curinton Group - Category: Marketing - The Curinton Group provides expert marketing consulting and tactical strategy when promoting your business. Give us a call today for a Free Marketing Analysis to get your business on track! - 9455 103rd Street Jacksonville, FL (904) 962-1058 - (visit website)
Urban Fiction Novel - Category: Literature - This is a Urban Fiction Novel about the crimes in Jacksonville, Florida but put into a fictional story in the form of the form of the Holy Bible. It's a must read!!!! - 8151 Alderman Road, Jacksonville, Florida (904) 554-3771 - (visit website)
100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. - Category: Community Service - 1336 W. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32203 - (visit website)
21st Street Pool Room & Restaurant - Category: Soul Food - 1227 E 21st St Jacksonville, Florida (904) 634-0018
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Tito Jackson performing at the Soul Food Festival in Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, June 19, 2010.
Jax Community & Family Awareness Expo
Family Fun Expo, circus themed event with activities for the entire family including kids zones, with bounce houses, clowns, face painting, stilt walkers, technology zone, stage with entertainment, vendor shopping experience and so much more! Tickets are only $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children
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Dance, lounge, drink & eat
119 west Adams Street (between Laura St. & Hogan St.)
around the corner from Hemming park,
Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.
Free before 9:00pm
Doors open at 5:00pm
Juice bar - full service bar – late night kitchen - Visa and
MasterCard accepted - everyone welcomed, 21 to drink with proper I.D.
– safe carefree relaxed environment
local travel info:
Driving info: I-95 North and South at exits Monroe Street #115,
Forsyth Street #116 or Church Street #117. Travel east and turn right
onto Laura Street
local bus service: AR7, K2, SS6, SS35, TR1
bus stop location: corner of Laura St. and Adams St.
Jacksonville transportation authority
info: 904.630.3100 http://www.jtafla.com/
local train service: JTA Skyway /monorail
station: Hemming park
Jacksonville transportation authority
info: 904.630.3100 http://www.jtafla.com/
long distance travel:
road: JACKSONVILLE GREYHOUND STATION
Destination: Jacksonville, Florida (walking distance from event location)
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January 1st, played annually at the ALLTEL Stadium.
Great Gains Award Celebration - (April) - Held at Ooh La La GA LA CAR Boutique Salon, inside the Johnson's market. - 5800 Ramona Blvd., Suite E371 - Jacksonville, FL (904) 487-9254 - - (visit website)
GA LA CAR, a mother for special needs is sponsoring the 1st Annual Great Gains Award Celebration for student(s) that have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) or Dyslexia and have achieved Great Gains in reading. Students with a parent are invited to come and receive a Great Gains Award for their accomplishment at, Ooh La La GA LA CAR Boutique Salon, inside the Johnson's market. It is a free event and proof of reading gains required. For more information please call 904-487-9254 or visit www.whatzuup.org.
Jacksonville Jazz Festival - (April) - East Forsyth St. and North Ocean St. - Downtown Jacksonville - Jacksonville, FL 32202 - - (visit website)
A popular annual event that encompasses a variety of forms of entertainment.
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