Segregated school in Jacksonville Beach was home to Black students

JACKSONVILLE BEACH —  Although there’s an understated elegance to its brick construction and long windows, the old schoolhouse is nothing fancy: a simple rectangle that once held four classrooms.

With links to a woman born into slavery who went on to teach children in her kitchen, it became known by several names: School #144, Jacksonville Beach Colored School and Jacksonville Beach Elementary. 

For generations of Black residents at the Beaches, it became a distinct mark of pride, a centerpiece and social center for the community — as well as a refuge during Hurricane Dora in 1964.

In the days before

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Serena Williams Visits Famous Travel Destinations from Her Home While Promoting New Away Luggage



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Serena Williams is looking forward to a day when she can travel once again.

Earlier this week, luggage and travel accessories retailer Away announced their latest collaboration with the 39-year-old athlete, marking the second time Williams has launched a line of products with the lifestyle brand.

Set to be released on Thursday, the Away x Serena Williams collection will feature a new line of suitcases, bags and other accessories designed by the tennis star, and Williams hopes that the new items will inspire others to start planning their own trips when it is safe to

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Travel Site Kayak Is Opening Its First Hotel — An Investor’s Dream?

At a time when hotel bookings are down across the board and Americans are still being advised not to travel, opening a new hotel is a risky prospect. But travel site Kayak is up to the challenge and is opening a new Miami Beach property later this spring. This hotel, however, will be a far cry from the hotels guests are used to — and that could be the key to its success.

Bringing technology into the fold

Kayak’s Miami Beach hotel will offer a number of technology upgrades that guests are apt to appreciate in the age of

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Canada unveils stricter travel restrictions

By Rob Gillies | Associated Press

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday announced stricter restrictions on travelers in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus — including making it mandatory for travelers to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense when they arrive in Canada and suspending airline service to Mexico and all Caribbean destinations until April 30.

Trudeau said in addition to the pre-boarding test Canada already requires, the government will be introducing mandatory PCR testing at the airport for people returning to Canada.

“Travelers will then have to wait for up

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