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A Taste of Melbourne, Florida

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT MELBOURNE?

  1. Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,068. The municipal area is the second largest by size and by population in the county. Melbourne is a principal city of the Palm Bay Melbourne Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1969 the city was expanded by merging with nearby Eau Gallie.

  2. After the Civil War, pioneer families arrived, and Melbourne was founded in 1867 by former slaves. The city, formerly called "Crane Creek", was named Melbourne in honor of its first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, an Englishman who had spent much of his life in Melbourne, Australia. He is buried in the Melbourne Cemetery, along with many early residents in the area. The first school in Melbourne was built in 1883 and is now owned by Florida Tech and is on permanent exhibit on the campus. By 1885, the town had 70 people. The Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1885 and is still active.

  3. In the late 1890s, the Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home opened and it is still in business. The oldest black-owned business in the county is Tucker's Cut-Rate plumbing. It opened in 1934.

Radio Stations
WPOZ 88.3 FM Union Park, FL Christian Contemporary
WFHA (LPFM) 94.1 FM Melbourne, FL Variety
W232AZ (WJFP) 94.3 FM Melbourne, FL Urban Contemporary
W234BI (WWBC) 94.7 FM Cocoa, FL Religious
WPHR 94.7 FM Gifford, FL Talk
WFKS 95.1 FM Melbourne, FL Top-40
WSJZ 95.9 FM Sebastian, FL Sports
WDBO 96.5 FM Orlando, FL News/Talk
WOSN 97.1 FM Indian River Shores, FL Nostalgia
WSBH 98.5 FM Satellite Beach, FL Classic Hits
WJHM 101.9 FM Daytona Beach, FL Urban Contemporary
WQOL 103.7 FM Vero Beach, FL Oldies
WTKS 104.1 FM Cocoa Beach, FL Talk
WOCL 105.9 FM Deland, FL Classic Hits
WCIF 106.3 FM Melbourne, FL Religious
WAOA 107.1 FM Melbourne, FL Top-40

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LAY DOWN YOUR GUN & LOVE YOUR ENEMIES EVENT

Minister Sammy L. Jackson of California hosted the "Lay Down Your Gun and Love Your Enemies" anti-violence rally July 1, 2017, in Melbourne. Palm Bay Police Chief James Rogers' message? "We're here for you."

MELBOURNE "More unity in community." That was the theme Saturday at Lipscomb Community Park for the "Lay Down Your Gun and Love Your Enemies" anti-violence and peace rally.

Hosted by minister Sammy L. Jackson of Christians Merging Together Ministries, the peace rally featured special guests Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan, Palm Bay Police Lt. Steve Bland, Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe, Palm Bay Police Chief James Rogers, and Melbourne Police Chief David Gillespie. Several officers attended the rally as teens and children played basketball in the park and swam at the community pool.

The event was near and dear to Jackson, whose 17-year-old nephew Shaquille Farrie was fatally shot in the back as someone fired off rounds after a 2010 party along Randolph Street, which is near Lipscomb Park. No arrests were ever made in the case.

"I'm tired of winding up seeing young people getting killed," Jackson said. "A lot of them are saying 'no snitching.' Well, why are you not snitching? Many are dying. We have to do something."

Melbourne Youth rally calls for more love, fewer guns Eva Sabiniano, 20, of Seattle traveled to MelbourneBuy Photo Eva Sabiniano, 20, of Seattle traveled to Melbourne to perform in the "Lay Down Your Gun and Love Your Enemies" anti-violence and peace rally July 1, 2017. One of the most recent shootings involved Lipscomb Park, where three people were shot and left with minor injuries amid an Easter Sunday birthday celebration. No arrests were made.

Christian singer Eva Sabiniano, 20, traveled from Seattle with her parents, Eddie and Vivian Sabiniano, to perform at the rally. She helped found Born to Praise Ministry when she was 9. The high attendance of law enforcement at the rally impressed Sabiniano.

"I'm glad that they're actually being a part of the community. To even just be here with their presence, it's really ... welcoming, and it gives the community peace," she said. "Loving on the community, that's awesome." Billboards across Brevard to highlight Cocoa homicide

Other entertainers that attended include gospel artist Ms. NRich and the Real Dancing Preacher. Another "Lay Down Your Gun and Love Your Enemies" rally is set for Oct. 7 at the Daytona Beach Police Department.

Top quotes from the rally

  • "We want to stop the violence. We want to bring back our greatness in our community for all of the citizens in Melbourne and Palm Bay." Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan

  • "I've been trying to reach the community becausethere havebeen so many killings here. I lost a nephew here, so I really want to see changes here." Minister Sammy L. Jackson of California, who grew up in South Melbourne

  • "Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay need the best and the brightest to be in uniform for you guys. ... The police departments need help, and we need people." Palm Bay Police Lt. Steve Bland

  • "We're building the community up and tearing down barriers so that we can work together. Especially not just in the community but in this community, where we just had 70 rounds that were fired just less than three months ago in this park. These are the things that we want to change." West Melbourne Police Chief David Gillespie

  • "We all want to work better to make our communities, every community a safe community. ... We can't do it on our own. It's really a team effort. For the community to come out and the community to get involved, that's what really makes the difference." Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe

  • "In this community, the police and the community stand together. There's no separation here. None at all. So get on your Snap what is it called, SnapChat? Help me out. Insta-what? Instagram. Get on it! Get on that stuff. Send a message that the Palm Bay Police Department, Cocoa Police Department, the police departments of Brevard County are ready to stand together with you. We're here for you, and I hope that you are here for us." Palm Bay Police Chief James Rogers

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Demographics of Melbourne, Florida

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

75.1%

10.3%

0.3%

3.1%

8.9%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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CMTN Ministries

Communities will be gather for an evening of motivation and headliner entertainment to stop violence nationwide. Entitled Lay Down Your Gun and Love You...r Enemies , the event is sponsored by Christians Merging Together Nationwide (CMTN) Ministries, and will be kicked off by the mayors of Melbourne and Palm Bay, Florida.

Among the entertainment headliners scheduled to appear are:

International Recording Hip Hop Artist Eva Sabiniano,

Gospel Artist Ms. NRich

The Real Dancing Preacher

2017 is the year to end violence, to be proud of the communities we can build in this country. It starts here, in Melbourne, Florida, says Melbourne Mayor Karen MEEHAN.

Palm Bay Mayor William Capote adds, From one community to the other, we can put an end to the violence. We are doing it in Palm Bay, now pass it on.

There are 280 million guns in the United States. Over 30,000 Americans die from guns each year, 4,000 of them are children. Most of the rest, 90 percent, are young, black men. But this is not just a black problem. If we don't turn the tide, the increasing violence in the white and hispanic communities will also grow. Meanwhile 64 officers were killed in the line of duty in 2016, far more than should have been. The state of Florida has one of the lowest rates of gun ownership in the nation, at 24.5 percent, but one of the highest rates of gun violence, at 3.4 deaths per 100,000 people.

It's time to stop pointing guns at each other and start talking to each other, says Sammy Jackson, event promoter and minister. Black lives matter all lives matter. You cannot get respect if you don't give respect, too.

The organizers are bringing a Christian perspective to the fight against violence, asking individuals to take responsibility. They believe that hiring more law enforcement is not the answer, because that just increases the number of guns pointing at each other. Rather, they believe the answer has to come from the community, that people must make the decision to love one another as Jesus commanded.

The serious message of Lay Down Your Gun and Love Your Enemies will be complemented by the upbeat, fun approach of the music and entertainment on site. The event will take place at Lipcomb Community Park Center, 3316 Monroe Street, Melbourne, FLA.

The organizers are still arranging sponsorships ands vendors, and invite anyone interested to contact them.

Sammy Jackson
386-257-6784
www.facebook.com/cmtn.daytona
www.christiansmergingtogether.org

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Businesses in Melbourne, Florida


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.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Divine Hair Impressions -  Category: Hair Salon -   - 1601 S Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904 (321) 676-2767  - (visit website)

  2. Ga La Car Beauty & Styles -  Category: Hair Braiding, Beauty Salons, Hair Weaving -   - Serving the West Melbourne Area. (888) 976-4699  - (visit website)

  3. Kolazh Hair Gallery -  Category: Hair Salon -  Full service salon, the only salon specialized in all hair textures. Services include: Color, highlights, relaxers, brow waxing, Brazilian blowouts, shellac manicures, spa pedicures, and pink and white sets. - 1917 Depot Drive, Melbourne, FL (321) 723-7100  - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Tucker's Cut Rate Plumbing -  Category: Plumbing Services -   2915 S Harbor City Blvd Melbourne, FL 32901 (321) 727-3453  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Forever Soul -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2242 Sarno Rd Melbourne, FL 32935 (866) 956-6567   - (reviews)

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CHURCHES



  1. Allen Chapel AME Church -  2416 Lipscomb St NE Melbourne, FL 32901 (321) 724-1557   - (visit website)

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