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Two Rockledge Sisters Compete in Junior Olympics

Two Rockledge Sisters Compete in Junior Olympics Two sisters from our very small town of Rockledge made it to Houston, Texas to compete against the nation’s best athletes in the AAU Junior Olympics! Jade, 14 and Nischa King, 11 years old, have been running track together for about 5 years on one of the elite track clubs in the Rockledge area, Take Flight Athletics. Take Flight Athletics is coached by Athletic Trainer and Coach, Freddie Goins, of Rockledge. This year, the AAU Junior Olympics celebrated its 50th Anniversary and theRead More


County Commissioner Robin Fisher Relishes Turning Challenges into Chances

ENT Notables This is the first of several periodic profiles Ebony News Today (ENT) will feature on local African-Americans who are making a difference in their communities and chosen professions. County Commissioner Robin Fisher relishes turning challenges into chances By Rolanda Hatcher-Gallop For Ebony News Today TITUSVILLE – Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher has spent a lifetime turning challenges into opportunities. “Growing up, my parents taught us to always try as much as you can, and to always do as well as you can,” says Fisher, the youngest of fourRead More


Celebrating 50 years, Class of 66, First Poinsett Graduates, Largest Monroe High Graduating Class

Celebrating 50 years, Class of 66, First Poinsett graduates, largest Monroe High graduating class  Photo 1: Monroe High School Class of 1966. The largest class to graduate from the legendary school in Cocoa.  Photo 2: The first class to graduate from the newly built Poinsett Elementary School in Cocoa.  Photo 3: Monroe High School Class of 66 holds a parade from the former Poinsett Elementary School to the historic Monroe High School building.    By Purvette A. Bryant  COCOA, FL – Fifty years ago, the Monroe High School Class of 66 stood proudly asRead More


National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Space Coast Chapter

National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Space Coast Chapter If you missed this 6th anniversary gala, you missed a very emotional, spiritual and special experience. The National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Space Coast Chapter as part of their Women Who Make Difference goals, recognized grandparents who raise their grandchildren. Today’s world is filled with these courageous people who dedicate their lives to raising yet another generation of children. Mrs. Johnnie Mae Smith of Cocoa who retired from the Rockledge Rehabilitation Center after 31 years as a CNA, not onlyRead More


County Commissioner Robin Fisher Relishes Turning Challenges Into Chances

ENT Notables This is the first of several periodic profiles Ebony News Today (ENT) will feature on local African-Americans who are making a difference in their communities and chosen professions. County Commissioner Robin Fisher relishes turning challenges into chances By Rolanda Hatcher-Gallop For Ebony News Today TITUSVILLE – Brevard County Commissioner Robin Fisher has spent a lifetime turning challenges into opportunities. “Growing up, my parents taught us to always try as much as you can, and to always do as well as you can,” says Fisher, the youngest of fourRead More


Rootz Hair Care Studio Sponsors Annual Back to School Bash

Rootz Hair Care Studio Sponsors Annual Back to School Bash The First Annual Rootz Hair Care Studio Back to School Bash was a huge success, thanks to the community pulling together in just seven days. Valisa Fletcher, the owner of Rootz Hair Care Studio, located on 839 Barton Blvd in Rockledge, opened her doors on Sunday, August 7th, offering free wash, styles, braids and cuts to the children of her community for back to school. Valisa’s daughter, Quinisha Jenkins, came to her with a vision on how she wanted toRead More


Cocoa officials plan to remove fire trucks from Diamond Square

Cocoa officials plan to remove fire trucks from Diamond Square   Cocoa plans to remove fire trucks in Diamond Square to a new city station that will be built on the other side of town. Fire Station Two (pictured) will only house an ambulance. Compiled by Ebony News Today COCOA, FL – The city of Cocoa plans to remove fire trucks from Diamond Square, the second poorest community in the state of Florida, because there are less fire service calls in this community than others, city officials say. Cocoa plans to relocatedRead More


Brevard County’s 2016 Principal of the Year

Mr. Rachad Wilson Brevard County’s 2016 “PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR” Brevard County’s 2016 “Principal of the Year”, Rachad Wilson, was surprised with a celebration at the home of his mother, Alberta Wilson, on Saturday, August 6, 2016. There were many well-wishers who celebrated with Mr. Wilson. Some shared their story of his evolution to this honorable achievement. There was a variety of guests, from teachers to school board administrators to city officials, family, friends, and acquaintances who all joined in to congratulate the honoree. Members of the staff at EndeavorRead More


TRIM Excellence Award

TRIM Excellence Award Each year, $1,000.00 is sewn into an individual who meets the requirements of the TRIM Excellence Award scholarship, which includes writing an essay. The scholarship was launched four years ago by Bishop Merton Clark to motivate and inspire young people to pursue higher education. The scholarship applications are available April of each year and are awarded in July. The scholarship program is under the auspices of Truth Revealed International Ministries called College P.R.E.P., an acronym for “Providing Resources to Enhance Preparation.” Under this program, a team ofRead More