Insurrection; FSCJ & Bank Of America; Role Model Father

Jan 7, 2021

Americans are reeling from a dark day in our nation’s history Wednesday.

However, Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' victory this early Thursday morning, marking the end of a long day and night marred by chaos, death and violence at our nation’s Capitol.

Among the senators and representatives objecting certifying Biden as the winner was Northeast Florida Congressman John Rutherford.  Nate Monroewho covered the story for the Florida Times Union, joined us for a closer look.  

FSCJ Helps Students

Florida State College at Jacksonville and Bank of America have announced a new $1 million jobs initiative for local students of color.  The initiative will help assist these students in entering the workforce with the training needed to succeed, and is meant to aid  those affected by the pandemic.  John Avendano, PhD and president at FSCJ,  and Greg Smith, Jacksonville market president at Bank of America joined us with details. 

Inspirational Father

Local Jacksonville dad Donte Palmer became a viral sensation, all thanks to changing his son's diaper.  It started in a local men's room where he didn’t have access to a changing table so he squatted over and used his knees to change the baby, documenting the experience.  Since then, he has become a role model for parents and he has a new book out.  He joined us to discuss it further.  

Patrick Cantin can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org