Archive for May 30, 2012

Mayor Brown Disputes Claims of Differences Between Jacksonville and the Jaguars

Mayor Alvin Brown of Jacksonville, FL wanted to quickly squash any rumors that there is a riff between the city, The Jacksonville Jaguars and its New ownership group, led by businessman, Shad Khan.

Miguel and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown

Dear Fellow Jaguars Fans:

 Reports in the news media yesterday suggested that the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars are in a dispute. That is not the case.

We fully support our Jaguars. The Jaguars are an important part of the fabric that makes up our great city.

 Yesterday, I spoke by telephone with Jaguars owner Shad Khan. We will work closely together to move the City and the team to the next level of success. Mr. Khan and I will continue to talk and meet regularly so that we can make sure that the City and the Jaguars are always on the same page when it comes to making our community a better place. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Khan as the team owner. I am excited about his plans for the team and his desire to help our city. The City wants the team to enjoy huge success, since the team’s success will help to power Jacksonville’s success. The Jaguars are our team!

 With Jaguars training camp starting in July,it is time to start getting excited about the 2012-2013 NFL season. As we approach the first home pre-season game on August 10, the City of Jacksonville will do its part to be a great teammate with Mr. Khan, Coach Mike Mularkey, and the entire Jaguars organization.    

 Sincerely,

Alvin Brown

Mayor

I don’t know. Sometimes when you try to dispel rumors as vehemently as he is doing in this press release, there is “trouble brewing.” The Jaguars have been rumored as one of those franchises being considered to be moved to L.A. or elsewhere. Stay tuned!


As of Today President Obama Leading Romney in Projected Electoral College Count

According to the Huffington Post projections, as of today this is how they believe the electoral college vote would pan out in November.

Obviously, we have a long way to go before November and the candidates have a ton of money to spend to try and sway our votes, but to see this from an incumbent president is not a surprise. The only president to fail a reelection bid in the last 30 years was President George H. W. Bush, who lost to President Clinton in 1992.

Check out the methodology by going to the Huff Post.

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Blacks Graduating From HBCU’s are Outperforming Black Grads from PWIs

According to a study published in the Review of Black Political Economy, black students who choose to attend HBCUs over traditional white-majority institutions, are doing better financially.

Rosalind Brewer (Right), is a graduate of Historically Black Spelman College

As funding of pell grants and other forms of financial aid to kids in need are debated in congress, the very institutions who’s students need the assistance the most seem to be keeping their end of the bargain.

You can read the study here.

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