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'Un' Popular Vote, JEA Investigated & Local 'Mannequin Challenge' Goes Viral — #12

Redux: The Week In Review From WJCT News
Bonnie Zerr

Welcome to Redux, a weekly newsmagazine from WJCT and the news podcast of the First Coast.

On this episode of Redux, the Jacksonville Electric Authority is being investigating by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegations of racial discrimination. Then, a recent survey has the River City listed as one of the top places for women to start a business. And, in a separate piece, some 50 city businesses are uniting to “ban the box.”

Also, Jacksonville has sparked a new trend that has an impressive list of participants, including First Lady Michelle Obama, singer Adele and pretty much every professional sports franchise known to man.

Allen and Cavins at school
Credit Jasmine Cavins

'Mannequin Challenge' Propels Jacksonville High Schoolers To Internet Fame

A group of Jacksonville high schoolers are getting a dose of internet fame after they started a nationwide viral video phenomenon called the Mannequin Challenge.

Credit Jacksonville Electric Authority

Five JEA Employees File Federal Discrimination Charges

Five black JEA employees allege they face racial discrimination, keeping them from getting promoted.

3 Independent Dr.
Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

Jacksonville Businesses Pledge To Leave Arrest Question Off Job Applications

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce is spearheading an effort to get employers to give people with arrest records a chance.

Credit Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

Business Brief: Jacksonville Among Top Cities For Women To Own Businesses

A recent analysis ranks Jacksonville among the country’s top 30 cities for women to open a business. In this week’s “Business Brief,” analyst John Burr tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo what makes the city so attractive to female entrepreneurs.


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