Stories of Black History, soul food | Vivid Hues

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Vivid Hues: Stories of Black History shares the important origin of soul food, connecting Black culture to its African roots.

— Keitha Nelson

Black culinary talent shines at South Beach Wine & Food Festival

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Last weekend's 22nd annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF) ended on a delicious high note for the more than a dozen featured Black chefs and thousands of festivalgoers.

Nicole Gates, co-owner, serves up smoked salmon slaw salads at the Overtown Eatup
— Johania Charles

Building a Legacy: Dr. Charles McIntosh, Jacksonville's first Black pediatrician

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A pioneer in Sickle Cell research, Dr Charles McIntosh a graduate of Old Stanton High School became the first African American pediatrician in Jacksonville.

— Keitha Nelson

Music festival coming to America's first free African-American settlement

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More than 100 years before slavery was abolished, slaves would escape to Fort Mose for freedom.

— KeitLeah Shieldsn

Building a Legacy: Spot Rite Cleaners

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She started work cleaning the bathrooms at Spot Rite Cleaners. Now, she owns the business and the adjacent strip.

— Atyia Collins

How to celebrate Black History Month across the First Coast

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NE Florida is steeped in Black history, its culture imbued with the effects of past and present Black leadership, from music and arts to architecture and religion.

— First Coast News Staff