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General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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e e y Mayor Peyton
Makes History
as First Elected
': Official to Read
to Kids at Carter
G. Woodson
Elementary
Page 9


Civil Rights Lawyer Deval Patrick

to Run for MA Governor
The top civil rights enforcer in the Clinton adminis-
tration has announced he will seek the Democratic
nomination for Massachusetts governor in 2006.
Deval Patrick cited what he said were weaknesses in
the economy, business development, public education
and health care.
The 48-year-old Patrick, who has never held elec-
tive office, had publicly weighed a run for months
and has donated $ 100.000 to his on campaign.
Patrick was raised in poverty on Chicago's South Side, but has Ilved in
Massachusetts for nearly 35 years, attending both Harvard and Har'\ard
Law School. After his time in the Justice Department. he spent three
years at Coca-Cola Co., dealing clth high-profile lawsuits and Ltuo oneo-
ing federal inmestigations.
While Patrick is the first Democrat to formally announce a candidacy,
state Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly is the considered the front-run-
ner for the Democratic nonunation to challenge Republican incumbent
Gov. Mitt Romney.
Republicans have held the governor's post since current governor
William Weld took office in 1991.

Gates to Step Down From Harvard
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Han ard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. plans
to step down as chairman of the university's
African and African American Studies
Department next year but intends to remain at
the university.
Gates, 54, said he will leave the chairman's
position on July 1, 2006. He intends to contin-
ue ica'chinhI -md diircting Hr.T.td \\ E b5 Du -
Bois Institute for African and African
American Research.
"Fifteen years is long enough for any chair.
Gates said. "'I % would neler leave the chairmanship it I thought the depart-
ment %\as vulnerable in an d o ay."
When Gates was recruited from Duke University in 1991, the program
had only two professors. Gates is credited with growing the department
and raising the profile of Afncan an.d African-American studies.
The program lost tmo high-profile scholars in 2002. when Cornel West
and another celebrated professor. K. Anthone Appiah. both left for
Princeton.
Gates once openly considered following the two to Princeton. but
remained at Harvard to rebuild when university\ president Lawrence
Summers pledged more support for the department.
Most recently, Gates has been elected chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

NAACP Names Lowe's 2005

Corporation of the Year
For its continued efforts to contribute to the development and econom-
ic well being of African American and other minority communities, the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People INAACPI
Southeast Region has presented its 2005 Leonard F. Spnngs. II Corporate
Partner Award to Love''s. The award nas presented during the
Association's 53rd Annual Southeast Region Ci\il Rights Advocacy
Training Institute Freedom Awards Banquet in Orlando. Florida.
Reverend Charles L White, Jr., NAACP Southeast Regional Director.
said, 'The Leonard F. Springs. II Corporate Partner Award is given annu-
ally to the company that has demonstrated the most consistent partner-
ship \\th the NAACP Southeast Region though both financial and in-
kind resources support. This a\adrd is being presented to Lowe's in
recognition of its ongoing partnership and dedication to the NAACP
Southeast Region, including a $25.000 contribution to aid hurncane vic-
tims in Florida, continued support of the NAACP on the local and region-
al levels, the company's visible multi-cultural marketing initrati'es, and
the diligent efforts of Lowe's officials to maintain productl\e dialogue
with the NAACP."

Study Finds Racism in New Orleans
If you're black and belly up to a bar on Bourbon
-fi Street, be fire earned: You run a 50-50 chance of
either being charged more or being forced to order


l Wt f ^ ^ a mirumum number of drinks.
Those arc the findings of a study done for the city
in the wake of the death of a black college student
who died in a scuffle with white bouncers outside a
bar on the famous French Quarter thoroughfare.
The study, conducted by the Greater New\ Orleans
Fair Housing Action Center, paired black and white men of similar body
type, dress and manner, and sent them into bars within minutes of each
other.
Of the 28 bars visited, 40 percent charged the black customers more for
drinks. A white man, for example, bought a Long Island iced tea for
$7.50, while the black man was charged $9, according to James Perry,
executive director of the private, nonprofit housing center.
Ten percent of the bars informed the blacks but not the whites that
there was a drink minimum, and 7 percent told their black customers that
they would have to meet a dress code.
The report recommended the city take several steps, including investi-
gating discrimination at bars and enforcing civil rights laws through liti-
gation.


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Still Lagging

Far Behind

America's

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NAACP Holds Bush Under

Fire on Social Security Plan f6 -


S Black leaders
once again
accused President
Bush of "playing
the race card" in
his pitch to sell
his proposed
Social- Security
Bond overhaul.
NAACP leaders Julian Bond and
Dennis Courtland Hayes said Bush
should focus on addressing the
underlying health care reasons why
blacks have a shorter life expectan-
cy instead of citing it as a reason
they should support his idea of pri-
vate accounts.
Under Bush's proposal, money
diverted by Social Security taxes
into personal retirement accounts
could be passed along as an inheri-
tance. Under the current system,
relatives of people who die 'before
retiring sometimes do not receive
Social Security benefits.
"Rather than playing the race
card to .set Americans against


Americans, we urge the administra-
tion to address the long-term prob-
lems the system faces now," said
Bond, the NAACP's chairman.
"Recognizing the shorter life
expectancy of people of color is
commendable, but placing them
further at risk is no solution."
Government statistics show that the
average life span for a newborn
black male is 69, compared with 75
for a newborn white male. Critics
pf Bush's plan say black mortality
figures are skewed by higher death
rates among infants and a higher
exposure to violent crime. They cite
statistics showing that by the com-
mon retirement age of 65, life
expectancy for black males
becomes 79.6 years, compared with
81.6 years for while males.
"Don't use the fact that African-
Americans have a lower life
expectancy as an excuse for privati-
zation," said Rep. Elijah Cummings
(D-MD, past chairman of the Con -
Continued on page 9


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Cyclists Raise Funds for Sickle Cell
Over 100 motorcyclist from around Jacksonville trekked from Darnell
Cookman Middle School to Magic City on Soutel Drive. Shown above in
white is the events chair, Rometa Porter, surrounded by members of the
Tru Ryders Motorcycle Club. For more photos of the riders, see page 9.


Shown above are the Center's partners: Thomas Chiu of Shands,
Sandra Cook of the Women's Giving Alliance, Gertrude Peele, NCNW
Director and one of the Center's future participants Tonya McClellan.
NCNW Opens Center for Girls
At a time when predators seem to be targeting our state's young ladies,
the National Council of Negro Women, Child Watch partnership is pro-
tecting them with the officially opened doors of its' Reed Educational
Campus on the Northside. The educational facility will house a unique
homestyle literacy program focusing on third and fourth grade girls.
Classes will include reading, health, nutrition, physical activities, comput-
ers, arts and environmental education. For more on the center, see page 5.

Meek Questions IRS Probes

of Florida Black Churches


Voicing concerns that outside
groups may be specifically target-
ing black and other ethnic churches
by triggering federal investigations,
U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek has
formally asked IRS Commissioner
Mark W. Everson to make public
the number of predominantly black,
Caucasian, Hispanic, and other eth-
nic churches that are presently the
subject of U.S. Internal Revenue
Service investigations into their tax
exempt status.
"Concerns have been raised that
black churches in Florida have been
unfairly and disproportionately sin-
gled out or targeted for government
scrutiny because of routine church
activities that have been a part of


Codys Join Forces with Kappa Alpha

Psi to Preserve Daughters Legacy


Shown above at the awards luncheon are l-r (Back row) Kappa Guide Rite Scholarship & Development
Foundation President Carlton Jones, Dr. William Cody, Ms. Betty Cody, scholarship recipients Jovan
Holsey and -Steven Smith, Kappa President Dennis Gamble and Scholarship Committee Chair Ron
McCauley. Front row: Scholarship Recipients Yasmine Spatcher (Cody Scholar), Shasha Simmons, Denise
Yarde and Krystie Branch. Shown in the inset is Caroline Cody. Ms. Cody was attending medical school at
the University of Florida at the time of her untimely death. In her memory, her parents established the Caroline
Cody Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2000 given annually to a high school student based on scholastic
achievement and an interview. The scholarship, in addition to others administered by the Kappa Alpha Psi
Foundation, were awarded at the 6th Annual Scholarship Luncheon.


Rep. Kendrick Meek
the African American community
for generations," Meek said. "A
letter from the IRS can have a chill-
ing effect on churches, and we need
to be sure that the power of the gov-
ernment is being properly directed
and not used to harass or intimidate.
I asked the IRS to release these
basic facts about their inquiries or
investigations of churches because
there is no other way to gauge
whether these suspicions are justi-
fled."
Under federal law, churches are
tax exempt and therefore not per-
mitted to participate in partisan
political activities. It was recently
reported that Friendship Baptist
Church in Miami, FL is under
investigation by the IRS because of
a visit by Senator John Kerry along
with black leaders, including Meek,
last fall. The First Baptist Church
of College Hill in Tampa, FL was
also under investigation for a visit
by 2002 Florida gubernatorial can-
didate Janet Reno. Both churches
serve primarily African American
congregations. The IRS is also
investigating the National
Association for the Advancement
of Colored People because of a July
2004 speech given by the group's
chairman, Julian Bond.
Although the IRS is prohibited by
law from divulging information on
pending investigations, Meek noted
that he has requested only general
information that would not reveal
any details about specific agency
actions.






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Florida's BBICs Form Alliance as


Florida C
ORLANDO The Florida Black
Business Investment Corporations
were created as an outgrowth of the
Florida Small and Minority
Business Act of 1985. BBICs were
organized to underwrite loans to
African American-owned busi-
nessses. The eight BBIC have
played a critical role in their
markets to drive economic success
through African American business
development. Each BBIC operat-
ed independently with its own
funding, staff and resource pool, to
provide technical assistance and
financial support to growing
African American businesses in
their respective regions. The BBICs
partnered with financial institutions
to award over $181 million in
loans; created over 17,000 jobs,
and delivered an overall economic
impact of over $350 million to the
Florida economy since their
establishment
The umbrella organization,
Florida Consortium of Black
Business Investment Corporations
(FCBBIC) will represent all BBICs
that are now located in Miami,.


onsortium of BBICs
resources of each branch into a


Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando,
West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale,
Tampa and Orlando. While repre-
senting the entire organization of
BBICs, the FCBBIC will concen-
trate on statewide economic devel-
opment efforts, and to increase the
business and economic p ower of
the organization throughout the
state.
This new development com-
bines the economic and technical


common body and expands their
focus to businesses throughout the
state of Florida. This also provides
essential resources to African
American businesses in rural or
less populated areas throughout the
state.
"We are immediately focusing
on ways to leverage existing re-
sources and look forward to driving
exponential financial growth for
African American businesses in the
state and for the overall statewide
business community," said Tony
Nelson, BBIC president of
Jacksonville.
The consortium has already
begun its operation as a unified
force. The FCBBIC will be
governed by a 15-member board of
directors which will include the
president of each BBIC and seven
directors from the banking com-
munity, civic leaders and business
owners. The headquarters is located
in Orlando, where Inez Long has
successfully led the Central Florida
BBIC for 15 years. The FCBBIC
can be reach at (407) 649-4781.


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Author Cassandra Black's book
for children "I Want to Be An
Entrepreeeeeur When I Grow Up!"
is no" in \our favorite book store.
The Small Business Administra-
tion said there are appro\imnatel.
22.9+ million small businesses in
the United States, and that 99.7
percent of all employers are small
businesses. In fact the SBA said
that one of the fastest \a\;s to build
wealth in this countrD is to start
\our or n business
According to a report released
b\ the U.S. Census Bureau. black
households had a real median
income of only about $30,000 per
%ear in 2003, and a po\errt rate of
over 24 percent.
Ms. Black says. "Instead of
asking my eleven \ear-old son
%hat he \\ants to be one da,. I ask
him \\hat kind of business he
uould like to start one da). His
thought process is already formed.
Children are a blank slate. We can
do so much towards building
generational healthh b\ simple
pointing our children in tie
direction of leadership "


A poll conducted by The Kauff-
man Center for Entrepreneurial
Leadership found that nearly 7 out
of 10 Nouih. aces 14-19. \\ere
interested in becoming entrepre-
neurs Gallop polls sho\ that 8 out
of 10 African American high
school students are interested in
starting a business
"M\ son gets an alloOance. but
he has to sa\e 50., of it I-le sa\s.
Mom. "h\ do I haxe to 0gi\e \ ou
half of mi money I tell him so
%hen ,oun graduate from college.
\\hen most of \our buddies \sill be
looking for an apartment to rent.
you'lll be looking fore a tfer upper
to bu\ You can be the landlord
\ho collects the rent. instead of
\ou pa\ing the rent.' Ms Black
collnmentt
-\Ae ha\e to plant the seed. the
idea, of owning a business to our
children so that the\ can see it as a
ablee option for a career.' she
said. "'Change begins itli simple a
thought process."
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book about third grade children
discovering what they want to be
when they grow up. For more
information on the book, visit:
Blackberry Publishing.com.

Man Barred from
Making Slavery
Tax I.R.S. Claims
NE\\ YORK A New York man
was temporarilN barred last week
from preparing income ta\ returns
for others because he has been
including bogus ta\ credits such as
reparations for A.frican-*\merican
slaver, and segregation
The Manhattan U.S attorney's
office said it obtained a restraining
order against Ke\in Hard\ of
Mount Vernon that immediately
barred him from \working as a ta\
preparer until a full hearing can be
held Prosecutors spid that the
Internal Relenue Code does not
provide an\ such ta\ credit and that
Hard\ repeatedly\ prepared returns
for others making such claims.


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Small business is BIG at the Chamber.


The Chamber's Small Business Center (SBC) provides comprehen-
sive support, training and assistance to Jacksonville's small business com-
munity including:
Business Workshops
Core City Business Recruitment
Doing Business with the Government
Business Research Facilities
Access to Capital

Benefiting thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners each
year, the SBC boasts a notable track record. This year the SBC helped:
3,377 individuals attend counseling sessions
2,694 individuals attend workshops
create 161 jobs
70 business gain certification
assist with $11 million in government contracts
assist with $5 million in access to capital

To learn more about the Small Business
Center or to schedule
an appointment, call
(904) 924-1 100.


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April 21-28, 2005


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EWC Staff in attendance included from left: Mrs. Marie Heath, Ms. Velma Rivers, Sheriff John Ruther-
ford, Dr. Oswald P. Bronson, Sr., Dr. Sundiata Ibn-Hyman, Prof. Baruti Katembo, Dr. Reuben Perechi,


and Mrs. Phyllis Bell-Davis.
The Jacksonville Sheriffs Office
(JSO) has introduced a program that
helps deter crime in the neighbor-
hood to members of the Edward
Waters College staff. EWC was
invited to the Sheriffs office to
preview the program. "Operation
Showdown" is a special tactical unit
of the JSO that concentrates on
eradicating guns, drugs and prostitu-
tion in the community. The pro-
gram started in December 2003 in
other areas of the city but. was initi-


ated in Area 3, EWC's area, around
the March 1st.
According to Assistant Chief
Jimmy Holderfield, "We have a
50% reduction in crime overall in
Area 3 with violent crime being
reduced by 26% and property crime
being reduced by 57%. Last year
around this time there were 88 prop-
erty crimes in the area; to date there
have only been 38 property crimes
committed. A total of 23 violent
crimes had been committed in this


EWC Student Recipient of

Bernard Gregory Scholarship

S Jacksonville, Fla., April 14, 2005 Congrat
nations are out to Edward Waters College sti
dent Chakaris Haynes who has been awarded
h,. dnqc V G. r SI asrit.raIh l int M. i s


Show above is Miss
Haynes with Cheryl
Pearson, area executive
director of the American
Lung Association as she
displays her scholarship
check along with her
autographed picture of
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jimmy Smith, who also
suffers from asthma.


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ed
i.,


S ilne bec .LoarIai v. pJi _i y o L ia[L i 3l 1. miss
Haynes was presented the $2000 scholaithip
by Scott P. Keith, president of the North Area
Advisory Board of the American Lung Asso-
ciation at the board's meeting at the University


Club.
The scholarship is given to an EWC student
who suffers from asthma or any other lung
disease. The student also has to write an essay
on asthma or any lung disease, and how it af-
fects lives.
Miss Haynes suffers from asthma but says she
has learned how to manage her asthma and
lead an active life. The sophomore elementary
education major is a member of the Flag
Corps for the Triple Threat Marching Band as
well as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Soror-
ity, Inc. Miss Haynes, who aspires to become
a future elementary teacher, is a from Delray
Beach, FL and graduated from Atlantic Com-


munity High School. Miss Haynes also received an autographed photo of
Jacksonville Jaguars Jimmy Smith who also suffers from asthma.
The scholarship was started in 1998 at the bequest of Mr. Gregory
who was a staunch supporter and longtime volunteer of the American
Lung Association. He died in 1997.


area last year around this time; this
year, there were six less crimes."
Holderfield added that violent
crimes include such acts as abduc-
tion, rape, aggravated battery, while
property crimes include arson, bur-
glary, auto theft and petty theft.
Within the 1,000 feet that border
the campus, although violent crime
showed an increase in February of
31%, Holderfield said it decreased
in April to 16%. Property crime in
this vicinity has decreased from 97
crimes last year at this time to 56
crimes. "The increase in violent
crime that we saw in February and
March was attributed to robberies to
individuals and aggravated batter-
ies," explained Holderfield.
Holderfield reported that crime for
college-owned property is very
minimal with only six reported
crimes for January through April
.2005.as-compared to seven crimes
last year this time. The crimes re-
ported this year involve burglary,
criminal mischief, petty theft, sim-
ple assault, and one listed as 'other'.
Operation Showdown unit does a
report every two weeks and "the
numbers are reported correctly. We
are tracking the numbers daily to
make sure that we have the proper
amount of officers in the right
places," said Holderfield.
Operation Showdown also en-
courages citizens to partner with the
JSO in fighting crime in their area
and to attend the SHADCO
(Sheriffs Advisory Council) meet-
ings in their areas. At these meet-
ings, citizens are advised of current
information about 'hot spots' and
emerging problem areas in their
community, and are also asked to
bring their concerns for discussion
so that partnership solutions can be
developed. For more information on
Operation Showdown, call (904)
630-5736.


Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Holds 135th Conclave


The Most Worshipful Union
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted
Prince Hall Masons, celebrated its
135't Annual Communication in the
city of Jacksonville. More than 1400
delegates met to plan the group's
yearly activities.
During the Memorial Service of
the Grand Lodge (pictured above),
more than 1000 Masonic Brothers
and Eastern Star Sisters attended the
service. The Memorial Service, held
in memory f members who departed
within the last year, was held at Sec-
ond Missionary Baptist Church,


where the Reverend Doctor Odell
Smith is Pastor. The services in-
cluded a roll call of deceased mem-
bers, musical selections by combined
choirs and a call to discipleship. The
speaker for the event was Rev. E.J.
Parker of Payne Chapel.
The Most Worshipful Union
Grand Lodge is the governing au-
thority of Prince Hall Masons in the
State of Florida. While in the midst
of a 2.2 million dollar renovation
project to there Grand East Building
located at 410 Broad Street in the
Downtown area. The Grand Lodge


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held its Annual Session at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel downtown Jackson-
ville. The organization is lead by
Reverend Doctor Michael R. Moore
who is the Most Worshipful Grand
Master.
The Lodge's affiliates include the
Grand Lodge, Eastern Stars, Royal
Arch Masons, Heroines of Jericho,
Circle of Perfection, Royal and Se-
lect masons, Knight Templar Ma-
sons, Heroine Templar Crusaders,
Priory, Scottish Rite Masons, Golden
Circle, Shriners and Daughters of
Isis.


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by Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood

Minorities Still Facing an Ever Increasing "Digital Divide"


There are a few things that have me wondering how society finds so much
good in it's bad vices.


"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it
whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and
applying the wrong remedy."
-Ernest Benn
As evident by the success of Jacksonville's effort at
hosting Super Bowl XXXIX, the city is primed to capital-
ize off of the positive economic goodwill that's been
bestowed upon it.
The possibilities are endless.
All of a sudden people from all over are in love with the
"Bold New City of the South."
As a result many opportunist are standing in line to take
advantage of the presumed riches that lie ahead.
During Super Bowl XXXIX downtown Jacksonville was
lit up like never before. The streets were packed with peo-
ple and businesses that were taking advantage of all that
the new dynamic area had to offer.
Now that the Super Bowl honeymoon is over the city
officials are struggling to figure how to build on the suc-
cesses of months gone by.
Enter Jacksonville's "Field of Dreams" theory on down-
town nightlife.
Let them drink and they will come.
Let them drink longer and they will stay.
In an effort to keep the post Super Bowl entertainment
flame burning, the Jacksonville City Council is consider-
ing a bill that will allow bars and nightspots in the down-
town area to continue to serve alcohol until 4 a.m.
The chosen area downtown would be from Monroe Street
on the north to the St. Johns River on the south and from
Interstate 95 on the west to A. Philip Randolph Boulevard on
the east. On the Southbank, the area would include the river
on the north to the interstate on the south and from the Acosta
Bridge on the westside to Kings Avenue on the eastside.
Supporters of the legislation believe that adding two more
hours to the City's 2 a.m. last call will give downtown the
boost that it needs to cultivate a vibrant downtown nightlife.
And in doing so, create an atmosphere for growth in the area.
Ingenious wouldn't you say?
Get them drunk to revitalize the community.
What has our society come to when we begin to depend
on a social vice to drive our economic development?
It seems like city officials could look down the road and
see that this will become another "bad" idea.
A friend of mine once told me, "Nothing good can hap-
pen after two in the morning. For the best results, you
should be in bed." And for that reason I can't help but envi-
sion an increased number of drunks being slammed to the
sidewalk by a few of Jacksonville's finest at, let's say, a


quarter 'til Four in the morning. Something they would not
have had to do before such a law to extend drinking hours.
The city is about to fan at a curve ball that's breaking
low and outside, when it should be patient and wait for a
pitch it can hit.
Let's think about this for a moment. If people can drink
anywhere in town are they really going to venture into an
area that is challenged with the entertainment blahs?
At some point people need to realize that Jacksonville
is what it is. City leaders of the past did a good job of
pushing people away from downtown to make sure that
they didn't have to live near or interact with elements of
the urban core. In the process of fleeing downtown for
communities like Arlington, Mandarin and the beaches,
what used to be a vibrant hub has suffered. And with it,
surrounding communities such as Northwest Jacksonville.
In fact some might argue that the major reason that down-
town has remained the object of neglect for decades is
because it is easily accessible to residents of the urban
core in Northwest Jacksonville.
How many times have we been told of the good old days
on Ashley and Davis Streets when places like the Ritz and
the Strand were major players in Jacksonville's entertain-
ment district? Later there were places like the Center and
the Florida Theaters that were frequented mostly by
blacks in the 70's. Blacks and whites that lived adjacent to
areas of downtown routinely walked into town to hvye
dinner, a movie and a stroll along the river.
But when corporate Jacksonville decided to take its
business to the outskirts in favor of cheaper land deals and
a presumed cushion from crime, downtown died a horri-
ble death that no one has been able to breathe life into.
Now that scenario has come back to haunt the potential
growth of Jacksonville, and it seems as if today's leaders
are willing to pay any social price to bring the life back.
It maybe time for the City Council to think about what
real good can come from people drinking until the wee
hours of the morning. Because if someone is going to be
encouraged to make a lifestyle change fro the simple rea-
son that in downtown Jacksonville they can continue to
get sloshed until four in the morning, then we might want
to question the type of people we are looking to attract.
Besides, if you are a true social drinker the current law
leaves plenty of time to be, well, social.
Because nothing good happens after 2 a.m.

You can send us an e-mail with your comment to.
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Advances in technology will con-
tinue to guide the development of
nearly any and every organization in
the world. Technological advances
influence our careers, personal lives,
our children's education and even
how we rent movies.
When I was seven years old I
didn't know what a computer was,
but today it's a totally different
story. While many of us used ency-
clopedias and various books to do
our book reports and research pa-
pers, our children simply need a
computer and an Internet account.
With the new digital age bounda-
ries don't exist. If you can make it
to a public library you can access
the Internet and limitless informa-
tion. School projects that may have
taken us a couple of weeks to do,
now only take today's youth a cou-
ple of days.
However, while technology con-
tinues advancing many of our mi-
nority communities remain stagnant.
The resources that many families
have aren't available to poor fami-
lies. Those same resources translate
to our inner-city schools.
In a nutshell, the digital divide
continues to grow, but at a slower
rate than before. Facts are the gap
between technology "haves" and
"have-nots" is unrelenting.
It's more prevalent in the Black
community, not just because we are
black, but because of the economic
conditions in our neighborhoods.
The Internet may provide for
equal opportunity and democratic
communication, but only for those
with access. The U.S. economy may
also be at risk if a large portion of
our society, denied equal access to
the Internet, lacks the technological
skills to keep American corpora-
tions competitive internationally.
The Digital Divide is so troubling
because we're seeing ourselves


move more into a culture where a
lot of our economic factors are re-
lated to digital communication.
Many jobs are now being posted
suely online. Public authorities are
posting bid opportunities on line,
and many college courses post as-
signments, grades and even test via
the Internet.
National studies say that of white
households, 40.8 percent own a
computer. That's more than twice
the number of black households
(19.3 percent) or Hispanic (19.4
percent) households. An even wider
gap exists in the statistics for Inter-
net usage: Roughly three times as
many white households (22%) have
online access as do blacks (7.7%)
and Hispanics, (8.7%).
The disparity in Internet access
between blacks and whites grew
53.3% between 1994 and 1999. His-
panics are doing even worse, with
the gap between Hispanics and
whites growing by 56 percent.
An even more telling stat is that
fact that a child in a low-income
white family is three times as likely
to have Internet access as a child in
a comparable African American
family, and four times as likely to
have access as children in a compa-
rable Hispanic household.
Again, this isn't so much a racial
issue, but an economic one.
In fact, the difference in PC own-
ership levels of households earning
$10,000 to $14,000 and those earn-
ing $50,000 to $75,000 is nearly 50
percent, up from 38 percent in 1994.
Studies have also shown that for
household incomes under $40,000,
whites are more likely than African
Americans to own a home com-
puter, but for household incomes of
$40,000 or more, a greater propor-
tion of African-Americans own a
home computer.
No that we have established that


there is indeed a "Digital Divide"
what about the digital glass ceiling,
which allows very few minorities to
break into upper management.
Take the tech industry. Studies
show blacks and Hispanics rarely
occupy technology jobs, let alone
upper management posts in major,
computer companies. That's exactly
why African American attorney,
Willie Gary, hit Microsoft. Several
current and former employees are
suing the company for its hiring and
promotion practices.
Black workers make up just 3.2%
of science and technology jobs, ac-
cording to a recent congressional
report. At Microsoft, black workers
constitute 2.7% of 21,000 employ-
ees and 1.6% of 5,100 managers.
Last year's appointment of John
Thompson as CEO of Symantec
made him the only black executive
at the helm of one of the top 150
publicly traded tech companies in
the country. A surprising stat con-
sidering the large number of major
IT firms throughout the nation.
The digital divide in low-income
communities is certainly visible, but
the corporate problem is worse.
Reverend Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/
PUSH Coalition bought stock in 50
tech firms last summer, and found
just five African-Americans and one
Latino among the 384 company
directors. At least the technology-
based movie, "The Matrix" had a
few black stars.
Now surely there have to be more
qualified minority management per-
sonal to fill those executive posi-
tions. A more important question is;
as technology continues its rapid
advancement will opportunities for
minorities increase, and will small
and minority businesses bridge the
ever-growing gap?
Signing off from the IT depart-
ment at.City HallvReggie Fullwood


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Green Appointed to UNF Position
Eric Green has been named the about the number of African
associate director of the Inter- I Americans who continue to leave
cultural Center for 'Peace, a our area for their college education.
commitment to div ersity at the When we lose these students, we
University of North Florida (tINF). lose part of the fabric of our
He will assist the center director .community. We need to sit down
Oupa Seane in a variety o-f -with the religious leaders and
initiatives concentrating on mino- explain what kind of services are
rit student recruitment and available at UNF. and the role that
retention. we can play in the community."
Green is a native of Jackson- Green said his biggest profess-
ville, and a graduate of Ribault sional accomplishments have in-
Senior High School. "His eluded working to improve the
connections in the African i quality of life on many levels. He
American community and his sees his new role in much the same
experience are major assets to the light convincing students and
university as we seek to maintain prospective students of the benefits
and strengthen our minority of a quality education at UNF.
and strengthen our minorityGreen emphasizes that recruit-
recruitment and retention. He is the Green emphasizes that recruit-
right person to lead us in this Eric Green ment is not his only concern, as he
endeavor." said Dr. Mauricio is also concerned with the quality
Gonzalez, vice president of student of more than 11 years experience in of life for minority students on
affairs. He noted that Green's city government, during which he campus. "Getting students involved
appointment reflects UNF Presi- served as deputy chief administra- in campus activities is vital to their
dent John Delaney's commitment tive officer and as City Council success," he said.
to relevance in the community, liaison. Most recently heas been Green and his wife Deborah, a
Green's connections with the in the private consulting business, purchase manager for the city, are
community are primarily the result Green says, "I'm concerned the'parents of three daughters.

Boy Scouts Annual ScoutBlast Saturday
JACKSONVILLE Thousands of Scouts from across "Last year, more than 7,500 people attended the
Northeast Florida will participate in ScoutBlast 2005, event and witnessed Scouting at its best," said Alan
the annual 3-day celebration of scouting with boy Eggleston, program director for the North Florida Boy
scouts participating in a wide range of activities Friday, Scouts Council. "We expect this year's event to be even
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-24h. Saturday events bigger and better, and we welcome everyone to enjoy
are open to the public and include several exciting this spectacle."
equestrian demonstrations and events, various displays ScoutBlast 2005 will take place at the all new state-
and performances and fireworks will cap off the day. of-the-art Jacksonville Equestrian Center off Normandy
Among Saturday's activities will be a performance Boulevard (old Cecil Field location). The opening
by the U. S. Navy Band; the Diamondback Bike Team, ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.
the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office K-9 Unit, and the Boy Scout supporters also do not want to miss the
SWAT Team. Annual Banquet honoring David H. Dwight Sr. who
Also a live Civil War reenactment, displays and was the first Black to receive Scouting's highest council
other activities by Scout troops; Displays of the Trauma award the. Silver Beaver Award in 1936. The annual
One helicopter, fire trucks, ambulances, and mounted banquet will be held on Friday, June 5, 2005 at the
policemen. Prime Osborn Convention Center. Tickets can be pur-
Antique cars will be on display, and will include chased from the North Florida Council, Boy Scouts of
vintage Corvettes; also Harley-Davidson motorcycles, America, 1521 S. Edgewood Ave., (904) 388-0591.
and much more.

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Shown above is Free Press Community Liaison Frank Powell presenting a list of Black media concerns
to Lt. Governor Toni Jennings and Governor Jeb Bush.

Governor Hosts Black Media at the Capital


Publishers from around the state
joined Governor Jeb Bush and
other cabinet members for a Black
Media Forum.
The overnight forum included
dialogue with Florida CFO Tom
Gallagher, the Governor and Lt.
Governor, Tallahasee's Mayor and
various state politicians. The meet-
ing also included a tour of Florida


A & M's award winning school of
Journalism and a chance to talk
with students. The meeting con-
cluded with a meeting with the
rattler Boosters.
During the session with the Gov-
ernor, the media representatives
gave the state's leading man a list
of concerns predetermined by the
Black media.


Among the publisher's concerns
were the State of Florida's man-
dated advertising dollars and how
to improve communication be-
tween the Governor's Office and
the state's Black media. Both the
media delegates and the Gover-
nor's Office both agreed that the
meeting should be an annual event.


Salesman Wins $600,000 in Racial Complaint


PHILADELPHIA A former
salesman for the Philadelphia Ea-
gles Radio Network was awarded
$614,000 in a discrimination case
after being given a book that ad-
vised blacks selling to whites not to
wear Afros or African-style cloth-
ing.
The Pennsylvania Human Rela-
tions Commission issued the ruling
Feb. 28 against Viacom Inc. and
Infinity Broadcasting, the network's
parent companies.
"It's been a very tough road,
standing up for what you believe
in," said Shawn Brooks, 34, who
said his family is of mixed race.
Supervisors at the radio network


distributed an advice book called
"New Dress for Success" by John
T. Molloy in 2001, Brooks said.
The book also advises Hispanic
salespeople to "avoid any hair
tonic that tends to give a greasy or
shiny look to the hair; this also
triggers a negative reaction."
Brooks complained to a supervi-
sor. but got no response, the Hu-


man Rights Commission said. He
resigned less than a year into the
job.
"This is the most egregious case
of published documentation on
stereotyping and bias toward race,
gender and religion in the work-
place the commissioners have seen
in a long time," commission Chair-
man Stephen A. Glassman said.


HELPING HANDS: Assist with the Seven Bridges
Run 2005 hosted by Big Bike of Jacksonville benefiting Dreams Come
True May 22. Contact: Joanna Buzar 296-3030.
Spring Fest Music Festival. On May 28 assist The City of Jackson-
ville staff in checking identification and arm bands at VIP station and
assist with booth activities. Family fun project. Minimum age: 16.
Contact: Julio Lacayo. at 630-1020x5.


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Shown above (L-R) are scenes from the Ribbon Cutting of the Reed Educational Center, the centers com-
puter facilities, recreation area and the facility.
Continued from page 1 Moncrief and Edgewood. It will be aged young ladies. On early release
The Reed Educational Campus is open daily Monday Thursday from days it will be open from 1:30 5:30
located at 1934 Lentie road off of 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. for appropriate p.m. and everyday throughout sum-
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Law O office of: call 634-0367.

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Zion Community
Church to Present
Health Fair 4/23rd
Zion Community Church, 938
East Union Street, will be hosting
a FREE Health Fair from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. at the corer of East Union
and A. Philip Randolph, on
Saturday, April 23, 2005.
Testing and Screenings include:
HIV Testing with results in 20
minutes; Gonorrhea Testing, Chia-
mydia testing, Pregnancy Testing,
Oxygen Level Check, Prostate
Screening, and Blood Pressure
checks.
Experts from Corporations and
Agencies will be on hand to
provide information on: Senior
Safety, Medicaid, Asthma, Diabetic
Supplies, Wheelchairs & Scooters,
Financial Planning, Insurance and
Investment, Living Wills & much
more.
For more information, contact
Cheryl Barlow (904) 514-0644 or
www.cbarlowed@yahoo.com.
Community Hospice
Candlelight Service of
Remembrance April 21
Families and friends who have
experienced the death of a loved
one are invited to join Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida for a
Candlelight Service of Remem-
brance, at noon on Thursday, April
21, 2005, at the St. Thomas
Missionary Baptist Church, 5863
Moncrief Road, where Rev. Ernie
Murray Sr. is Pastor.
These spiritually focused ser-
vices, led by Community Hospice
chaplains, allow family, friends,
colleagues, "health' care profess-
sionals, anyone who has experi-
enced a loss during the past year, to
celebrate the memory of their loved
ones through liturgy, music and
candlelight.


Northside Church of Christ Women's

Ministry Sponsor "Sisters Only" Weekend


"Sisters Only" Weekend, spon-
sored by the Women's Ministry at
the Northside Church of Christ,
4736 Avenue B, will make
Mother's Day Weekend really
special this year! This special
invitation is to all God's Divine
Women for this 25th Annual Lady's
Inspirational Weekend, and 7"'
Annual Mother's Day Brunch.
Christian Women, mark your
calendars now. A "Meet and Greet"
Reception will begin at 6 p.m. on
Friday, May 6th
Saturday's events begin with a
Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
followed by a program. At 12 noon
the Northside Church of Christ
(NCOC) Brothers will present the
7t" Annual Mother's Day Brunch.
Sunday Worship with the theme
"Am I The Woman? God's Divine
Woman?" will feature Sis.
Rhashonda Morgan, Sis. Debra
Evans, Sis. Nicola Thompson, and
Sis. Mable Morris-Dozier, all of
Jacksonville.
The Keynote Speaker will be
Sis. Donna Thompson, of the


Mt. Herman M. B.
to Celebrate Unity
Day on April 24th
Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist
Church, 5527 Redpoll Avenue,
Rev. A. L. Jordan, Pastor; and the
Unity Day Committee, will present
100 Men & Women In White "Lift
Him Up" Praise & worsnip service
at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 24, 2005.
The Mt. Herman Baptist Choir,
Sister Ruthe G. Grant, other local
soloist and gospel groups will also
be "Lifting Up the Name of Jesus."
Friends and the community are
invited.


Linwood Church of Christ, Detroit,
Michigan.
This special "Sisters Only" only
weekend and all events are FREE
to all, please call and reserve your
space with Jerry Harper, Chair
(904) 743-7488; or Sarah Washing-
ton, Co-Chair (904) 357-9440; or
the Church Office (904) 765-9830.

Jacksonville to

Oberve National

Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 5th
Jacksonville Christian Leaders
will observe The 54"' Annual
National Day of Prayer at 12noon on
Thursday May 5, 2005, in the City
Council Chamber of the Jacksonville
City Hall, 117 West Duval Street#
You are invited to seek to fulfill 2
Chronicles 7:14, to humble ourselves,
pray, and seek His face for America,
that God will hear our prayer and heal
our land. All faiths are invited and
welcome.

Stage Aurora to
Present "Mahalia"

A Gospel Musical
Stage Aurora is bringing a great
Mother's Day Gift to Jacksonville:
"Mahalia" A Gospel Musical.
This powerful play, written by
Tom Stolzt, tells the life story of
the acclaimed Mahalia Jackson,
who was voted the "best gospel
singer" in the entire world.
The play will be presented
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April
29-May 1st; and May, 6-8"', in the
Ezekiel Bryant Auditorium at FCCJ
North Campus. For ticket informa-
tion, please call (904) 765-7373.


Household of Faith to Present

Neighbor to Neighbor Fellowship
The Household of Faith Church, 925 West Edgewood Avenue,
where Dr. Lewis Williams is Senior Pastor; will present Spring Fest
2005, and you are invited to join in a "Neighor to Neighbor
Fellowship" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2005.
This "Neighbor to Neighbor" Fellowship will be a day filled with
"Fun" activities. There will be "Rappin", "Steppin", Hip Hop Games,
and much more, including FREE Food and a Clothes Give-A-Way! All
are welcome, and especially our Lake Forest Neighbors.


AARP Speaker

Is Available to

Address Social

Security Issues
As part of its initiative to
educate Floridians about proposed
changes to Social Security, AARP
Florida has trained a group of
volunteer speakers to give presen-
tations about "Social Security:
Proposal for Change."
Mrs.. Yvette Ridley has been
selected to speak to the community
about AARP's positions on potent-
ial changes to the Social Security
system. The presentation explains
"How Social Security Works, its
long-term problems of solvency,
and AARP's positions on proposals
to strengthen SS and the proposal
to introduce private accounts. Call
1 (866) 595-7678 to schedule.

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Women of Allen to
Present Explosions
of Colour at St. Paul
The Women of Allen of Saint
Paul African Methodist Episcopal
(AME) Church, 6910 New Kings
Road, where The Rev. Marvin
Zanders II, is Pastor; extend a
warm welcome to all Women of
Allen throughout the city, and the
public to their annual fashion event.
Television personalities Dawn
Lopez, Angela Spears and Rah-
man Johnson, will serve as
commentators for "Explosions of
Colour". This gala affair will begin
at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2005
in the James M. Proctor Center.

Power Wheelchairs

Available to Seniors
Wishes on Wheels makes
Electric Wheelchairs available to
non-ambulatory Senior Citizens, 65
years old & up, usually at no out-of
pocket expense, if they qualify.
The electric wheelchairs are
provided to those who cannot walk
and can not self-propel a manuel
wheelchair. This service may also
be available to permanently
disabled persons of any, age. .
For more information, please
call 1 (800) 823-5220, or visit the
website www.threewishes2.coml


West Union Baptist
to Hold Holy Ghost

Revival April 27-29
The West Union Baptist
Church,, 1605 West Beaver Street
Rev. Leroy C. Kelly, Pastor; will
hold "A Holy Ghost Revival" with
services held nightly at 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday thru Friday, April 27,
28 & 29, 2005.
The Evangelist will be Reverend
Dr. William Lavant, pastor and
teacher of the Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
The West Union Baptist Church
Family and Pastor, Rev. Leroy C.
Kelly invite you to "Come one,
come all, and hear this great man of
God, who will set your soul on fire.
(The new West Union Baptist
Sanctuary is located across street
from the old Church).

First M. B. Church
Jacksonville Beach
Women's Conference
Set for May 11-13th
The Women's Ministry of First
Missionary Baptist Church, 810 Third
Avenue, South Jacksonville Beach;
will sponsor their annual Women's
Conference at 7 p.m. nightly, Wed-
nesday, Thursday and Friday, May
11-13, 2005. Dr. E. C. Smith from
The Gates of Deliverance Temple of
Jacksonville will be the conference
speaker.
This year's Theme: "Christian
Women Raising a Standard of
Ministry Excellence."
Evangelist Brenda Wims will
deliver the message at 11 a.m. on
Sunday,. May 15"'. Evangelist.
Marcelia Treant will be the speaker at
the Closing Service at 8 p.m. on
Sunday, May 15, 2005.


Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464


St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church


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Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship 7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
1st Sunday Holy Communion 4:50p.m.
3rd Sunday The Preached Word from the Sons and Daughters
of Bethel 3:30p.m.
Wednesday Noon Service "Miracle at Midday" 12 noon I p.m.
Wednesday 5:00p.m. Dinner and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.


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Senior Pastor


Radio Ministry -
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Thursday 8:15 8:45 a.m.
AM 1400
Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.

TV Ministry -
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Sunday 6:30 a.m.


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Tuesday 7:30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting and Bible Study)
Wednesday 12:00 noon (Noon Day Worship)
Thursday 7:30 p.m. (Bible Study)
St. Thomas Bible 4:00 p.m. Training Ministry (4th Sunday)

Early Morning Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
The Lord's Supper 3:45 p.m. (First Sunday)


Pastor Ernie L. Murray, Sr.


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Sunday, April 24th
8:25 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 6:00 p.m.
Are You Hungry for Revival?
It's Time to be Filled With the Holy Spirit.


Jim Raley, Sunday April 24th @ 6:00 p.m.
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Pastors Cecil and Garry Wiggins
5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

904-781-9393
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Donnie McClurkin

Plans to Retire From

Gospel Music Scene


Donnie ViclIurkin
The Gospel World is stunned to
learn that Donnie McClurkin has
announced that he plans to retire
after he fulfills his current
contractual obligations with Verity
Records, which ends in 2006.
McClurkin is the pastor/founder
of the Perfected Faith Church in
Freeport, NY. McClurkin said that
he wants to nurture his growing
flock of over one-thousand
members, and eventually record his
church choir.
"I want to concentrate on
building people and going further
than most people think to go in
church. I'm interested in people
who are on the street, that are
disenchanted with church and
devising ways of reaching them."
McClurkin's new 2-CD set was
released on April 5th, they're full of
Psalms, Hynns and Spirituals
songs. "I love pasturing my church
and that's where my heart is, but
it's a while off. I've got a few
more albums in me that I know
need to come out."
McClurkin has enjoyed
phenomenal success in gospel
music since his self-titled album
debuted in 1996, which was
certified gold.
His next project in 2000,
"Donnie McClurkin Live in
London" went on to the top of the
Billboard Gospel Charts for 37
weeks, and sold 1.3 million CDs.
His.2003 album topped ,the gospel..
charts for 10 weeks.
He recently won the NAACP
Image Award for Gospel Artist of
the Year, and a Grammy for Best
Contemporary Gospel; and has won
several Stellar and Dove Awards.


Jack & Jill Elect New President


Alice Leigh Peoples, a resident
of Ypsilanti, MI, was elected as the
20th national president of Jack and
Jill of America, Inc. Prior to her
position as president, Peoples
served as national vice-president.
The national theme for her term as
president will be "Celebrating Our
Children, Serving Our Communi-
ties, Honoring Our Culture." A
wife and working mother of four,
she is committed to serving as an
advocate for African American
families and children.
Founded in 1938 in Philadelphia,
PA at a meeting of 20 concerned
mothers-,Jack and Jill of America,
Inc. is a nonprofit membership or-
ganization that provides children
with educational, cultural, civic,
recreational, social and service
programs. Today, Jack and Jill
chapters represent more than 8,000
mothers and 30,000 family mem-
bers in seven regions throughout
the United States.
Originally, Jack and Jill of
America, Inc. gave priority to
bringing together children in a so-
cial and cultural setting. This focus


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Alice Leigh Peoples
has since evolved into a much
broader and bolder function. One
of the most notable changes arose
from the purchase of a headquarters
building in Washington, DC. "We
are thrilled to be in the Nations
Capital," states Peoples. "The move
to Washington, DC will enable
Jack and Jill to support national
legislation aimed at bettering con-
ditions for all children."


New headquarters in D.C.
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in
conjunction with the Jack and Jill
of America Foundation, continues
to take strategic steps to raise the
awareness of children's needs and
concerns, through high impact ini-
tiatives that link it with other na-
tional organizations that are equally
committed to improving the lives
of children. The Jack and Jill of
America Foundation, created in
1968, became a first among Afri-
can American organizations to cre-
ate a philanthropic arm, is also
dedicated to the betterment of chil-
dren, especially African American
children.


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Pastor and Mrs. Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr.
Dr. Rudolph W. McKissick Jr. and the Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church Family will celebrate the 39th Pastoral Anniversary of Reverend
Rudolph W. Sr. and First Lady Estelle McKissick on Sunday, April 24,
2005. The anniversary celebration officially kicked off two weeks ago,
thirty-nine years to the day that Reverend McKissick Sr. stepped into
the Bethel pulpit with a powerfully delivered sermon on the "power of
faith". The Church Fellowship presented a gift certificate to the
Cheesecake Factory, and a special gift of "Music" enabling the
harmonious couple to go anywhere, at anytime, to hear any artist or
music, of their choosing.
Rev. McKissick Sr. commented, "you're not going to believe this,
but I feel as good today, as 1 did thirty-nine years ago."
The public is invited to share as Reverend Robert Burkins, Pastor of
Elmwood United Presbyterian Church, East Orange, New Jersey;
delivers the message at the 7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services on
Sunday, April 24'h.
Reverend John A. Newman, Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church,
Jacksonville; will be the speaker at the 5 p.m. celebration service. A
"jazzy" reception will immediately follow the evening service.

Are You a Jacksonville Free Press Unsung Hero?
If you have ever been honored as an "Unsung Hero" by Publix
and the Jacksonville Free Press, we are asking you to drop us a
line and make sure that we have your current phone no. and
address. Something is in the works to bring all of our Unsung
Heroes together at a special Honors Affair. Write to
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"Body & Soul is a program designed for African American churches
to embrace and celebrate good health through healthy eating.
As stewards, we have a duty to encourage the people we
love to eat a healthy diet that can help reduce the risk
of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke
and many types of cancer.
Many churches have successfully used Body & Soul
to inspire members to nourish their bodies as well as
their souls. And what better place to start than in
the church, where so many changes begin."


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Avoiding Swimsuit Anxiety
Every year, millions of Ameri- be medically significant, it is also
ans experience a ,phenomenon an achievable, realistic goal.
known, as "swimsuit anxiety." The 2. Choosing the best weight
lea of packing away heavy cloth- loss method for you. Before
ig and wearing a swimsuit leaves jumping. into a weight-loss plan,
nany with a sense of apprehen- examine your own habits, includ-
ion. But that feeling of "swimsuit ing eating, physical activity and
anxiety" can be positive, when it social life. Ensuring that all three
serves as an internal alarm to begin habits fit into the new weight-loss
healthy weight-loss plan before plan can be the determining factor
ie summer season arrives. Acting on whether or not the plan is suc-
n this "alarm" will keep one from cessful.
rning to diets that produce only 3 Start early. The sooner you
hort-term results. It's important start your weight-loss plan, the less
or people to focus on a plan that likely you'll be to turn to fad diets
Vill not only that only offer short-term suc-
ave them looking great this sum- cess. Giving yourself plenty of
ler, but will help keep them look- time to work toward your weight
ig great in other seasons as well. goal will also provide you the
Combat this angst by acting chance to make adjustments to
pon it early by taking charge in your plan. And it will also allow
.e spring of how they will look you to recuperate from any
nd feel in the summer.By doing "bumps" you may find along the
o they will ensure proper, healthy way.
eight loss that can be maintained 4. Incorporate all foods into
throughout the year and not just for your plan. One of the biggest mis-
particular occasion. "The way a conceptions of weight loss is that
erson loses weight is just as im- you have to eliminate your favorite
ortant as how the weight is lost, foods from your diet in order to be
because doing so in an unhealthy successful. The truth is in order to
manner can negatively affect vital lose weight in a healthful manner
areas of the body, including the that will positively improve your
heart says lifestyle, you need'
unes M. to incorporate, all
ippe, M.D., a food groups into
ading cardi- your meal
logist and plan. This in-
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yle Institute vegetables and
nd co-author dairy products. 5.
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hat Last, with When you decide
[eight Watch- to take that leap
rs. Incorpo- into healthy living.
Citing a don't go it
healthy eating alone. Adding
lan, increas- group support to
ig physical, our plan is a key
activity, and making critical life- component to being success-
yle changes are the main compo- ful. Surround yourself with people
cents to ensuring healthN, sustain- who will help you through those
ble weight loss." times of temptation and get you
The following weight-loss sug- back on track. As a
estions are encouraged to break matter of fact, a stud) published in
ee from "swimsuit anxiety" and the Journal of the American Medi-
)ok great this summer: cal Association showed that people
1. Set a realistic goal. Setting who attend Weight Watchers.meet-
n achievable weight-loss goal is ings lose three times more weight
i:important step in not only los- than those who try to lose weight
ig the weight but in keeping it off on their own.
:r the long term. Losing weight 6. Include exercise into your
should not be a temporary step; plan. Once you see yourself shed-
istead make it a lifelong commit- ding those'unwanted pounds, kick
lent. Weight Watchers recom- it up with exercise. Incorporating
ends setting as a first major goal physical activity into your routine
lose 10 percent of your current will improve overall health, reduce
ody weight. Not only has a 10- the risk of cancer and help keep the
percent weight loss been proven to weight off.


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African American Men 2.5 Times More

Likely to Die from Prostate Cancer
Disease Now Accounts for 42 Percent of New Cancer Cases among Black Men


Prostate cancer continues to in-
crease its death grip on African
American men as about 1,000 black
men are expected to die this year
from the disease.
The new numbers from the
American Cancer Society's 2005-06'
Facts and Figures for African Ameri-
cans show that the mortality rate of
African Americans with prostate
cancer versus Caucasians has in-
creased from 2:1 to 2.4:1, the highest
ratio ever tracked for the disease.
The devastating statistics come
right before National Minority Can-
cer Awareness Week, April 17-23.
Research has shown a number of
factors that start to explain why Afri-
can Americans are disproportion-
ately affected by prostate cancer. It's
widely believed African Americans
metabolize testosterone in the pros-
tate differently from white men -
increasing the growth rate of the
tumor or cancer cells. Other studies
involving African American men
point to diet and cholesterol as con-
tributing factors suggesting obese
men or those with high cholesterol
have rapidly growing tumors if pros-
tate cancer occurs.
A new study conducted on the
disparity comes from the University
of Cincinnati where researchers
pointed to a mutated gene in Afri-
cans that protect them from malaria.
The gene may encourage cancer tu-
mor growth.
The best way to avoid death from
prostate cancer is annual screening.
The facts are clear if cancer is
caught early while still confined to
the prostate, survival is 99.3 percent.
African American and others with
a family history should begin annual
testing at 40.
"Unfortunately, only about half of
all African American men 50 and
older have ever been tested for pros-
tate cancer," said National Prostate


--L I-- -- tested annually. It's a shame because
S countless lives can be saved with a
10 minute test."
The National Prostate Cancer
I.. Ilormal prostate Coalition (NPCC) sets the standard
S: ,/.- .-- for rapidly reducing the burden of
,, y ,'- .prostate cancer on American men
and their families through outreach,
,: ,l awareness and advocacy. The NPCC
\f ", cancer is teaming up with the Church of
-. ,_aP itatIe cancer God and Christ to bring free screen-
Sings and education to its annual con-
ference next month. For more infor-
Cancer Coalition CEO Richard N. mation, log onto
Atkins, M.D. "And far less men are www.pcacoalition.org.


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Pinedale Elementary School Book Drive. Assist children with book
selections and purchases. May 2 to May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Contact: Cindy Frasier, 381-7490x21
Join the Tour de Cure May 14-15 to benefit the American Diabetes
Association. The two day cycling event begins in Metropolitan Park and
ends in Fernandina. Adopt a rest stop by serving refreshments, help with
registration at the starting line, assist at the finish line, serve food at the
end of the race celebration: Many more opportunities available. Minimum
age: 16 unless accompanied by an adult. Contact: Kimberly Lewis 730-
7200 x 3061.
The Arthritis Foundation is hosting a Health Fair on May 14t. People
who enjoy talking with people, or prefer to just hand out information and
work at the tables are needed. Minimum age: 18. Contact: Marika
Sevin 353-5770 or msevin@arthritis.org .
Join in the Fourth Annual Sam Kouvaris Dreams Come True Golf
Tournament presented by Nimnicht Cadilac May 16 Minimum
age: 18. Contact: Joanna Buzar, 296-3030.
Assist with the Seven Bridges Run 2005 hosted by Big Bike of Jack-
sonville benefiting Dreams Come True May 22. No Minimum age re-
quirement. Contact; Joanna Buzar 296-3030. Spring Fest Music Festival.
On May 28 assist The City of Jacksonville staff in checking identifica-
tion and arm bands at VIP station and assist with booth activities. Family
fun project. Minimum age: 16. Children under 16 can participate with
adult supervision. Contact: Julio Lacayo, City of Jacksonville Office of
Volunteer Services 630-1020x5 or e-mail us at volunteer@coj.net.
Join the Volunteer Jacksonville team and become the Agency Infor-
mation and Membership Deputy for the Office Program Director: Ability
to use Access in creating tables, forms, reports, and new access data bases
for such events as Celebration of Service, Belk and the Hope Fund. Com-
mitment requires approximately 8 hours per week. Contact: Patti Wil-
liams 398-7777 x 13.


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More than 35,000 children and adults are diagnosed
each year with leukemia and other diseases that a bone
marrow transplant or blood stem cell may be the only
chance to save a life. The percentage of patients
needing a bone marrow transplant or blood stem cell is
low, only about 30 percent of patients needing a donor
will match with a family member.
Patients that cannot find a donor within their family
or friends, can only turn to the National Marrow Donor
Program (NMDP). The organization works to obtain
donors and to find matches for patients who need them.
Matching donors are usually found within the same


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donors among the ethnic groups indicated herein.
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Breast Cancer
Study Seeks African-
American Volunteers
Scientists will learn more about
a disease that affects almost two
million women by studying their
sisters. The Sister Study will look
at how the environment and genes
may lead to breast cancer, a dis-
ease which disproportionately
kills minority women.
Women whose sisters were
diagnosed with breast cancer are
at higher risk. Researchers from
the National Institute of Environ-
mental Health Sciences, a part of
the National Institutes of Health,
are recruiting women between 35
and 74 who have not had breast
cancer but who have sisters, liv-
ing or deceased, who were diag-
nosed. African-American, Latina,
Native American and Asian-
American women in particular are
encouraged to participate.
Volunteers in the Sister Study
will answer questionnaires and
provide samples to help research-
ers identify factors that influence
the development of breast cancer.
To volunteer, go to the Web
site, www.sisterstudy.org, or call
1-877-4SISTER.

Raines Class of 1981
25 Year Reunion
The William Raines Class of
1981 will have their 25 year
reunion with a 5 night cruise,
For more information, please call
Cecilia Dorsey at 766-8784.

Mental Health & The

Black Community

Conference at EWC
JACKSONVILE The 23rd Annual
Mental Health and The Black
Community Conference will be
held Thursday Saturday, May 5, 6,
& -. 2005 on !th_ Campus df
Historical Edward Waiers College,
1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville.
Sponsored by the Northwest
Behavioral Health Services Inc. in
collaboration with The Community
Partnership for the Protection of
Children and the Association of
Black Psychologists, the confer-
ence is entitled, "Rekindling the
Love that Works, In the Family, In
the School, In the Church, and On
the Job."
This 23rd Annual Conference is
dedicated to the memory of Felita
Patrice Rollins.
Conference sessions on May 5t"
will celebrate Elders, Children and
Family, 6 p.m. 9 p.m. A Prayer
Breakfast at 8 a.m. will kick off
Friday, May 6th, with Forums and a
Job Fair scheduled through 9 p.m.
A Youth Rally will highlight
Saturday's session which also will
feature an' FCAT Seminar, and a
Parents Symposium, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Meals will be served each day.
For more information please call
the NBHS at (904) 781-7797.


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Phi Delta Kappa Debuts Eight for 6th Debutante Coterie


Kevicia crown


Ashleighn Harrington


Chantel Hatton


Tiffany Joyner


Tori Lawrence


L'Ureal Lewis


Giauna Parker Morgan Parker


The national sorority of Phi Delta
Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter,
will present their sixth Debutante
Cotillion on Friday April 29th at 7
p.m. in the evening. Festivities will
be held at the Ramona Pavilion Ball-
room on Jacksonville's Westside.
The official Debutante season
began in January for the young la-
dies who range in age from 10th -
12th grade. Throughout the past
three months, the young ladies par-
ticipate in workshops and social
activities in preparation for their
formal introduction. Among the
required attended workshops were
topics such as self esteem, beauty,-
scholastic testing and social eti-


quette. They also had several
themed parties ranging from a
Mardis Gras celebration to a fiesta.
This week, each of the junior debs
will showcase their talents at the
Gold review that will b held at the
Worship Place. At the Review, Miss
Congeniality and Miss Golden Blos-
som will br crowned.
Kevicia Brown- Daughter of Mr.
& Mrs. Victor Brown is a Junior at
First Coast High School. Career
Goal: Receive a Master's Degree in
Health Care Management
Ashleign. Harrell Daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Harrell is a
Sophomore at A. Phillip Randolph.
Career Goal: Attend College and


open her own Hair Salon.
Chantel Hatton-Daughter of
Mrs. Donna Hatton and Mr. Ed-
mond Peterson is a Sophomore at
Mandarin High School. Career
Goal: To become a Child Psycholo-
gist.
Tiffany Joyner Daughter of Ms.
Danita Lee & Mr. Edward Joyner is
a Junior at Sandalwood High
School. Career Goal: To become a
Pediatrician
Tori Lawrence Daughter of Mr.
& Mrs. Gregory Lawrence is a
Sophomore at Terry Parker Senior
High School. Her future goals in-
clude attending Spellman or FSU.
L'Oreal Lewis Daughter of


Mrs. Betty Rhone & Mr. Lonnie
Lewis is a Sophomore attending
Edward H. White High School. Ca-
reer Goal: To become a Pediatrician.
Giauna M. Parker Daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. John Parker is a Junior
at Nathan B. Forrest High School.
Career Goal: To attend college and
pursue a degree
Morgan B. Parker Daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. Ronnye Smith is a Sen-
ior at School of Success Academy.
Career Goal: To obtain degree's in
Communications and Philosophy.
The event is co chaired by: Pat
Olester Williams, Curlue Huger,
Jackie McKinney, Sandra Milton
and Rebecca Highsmith.


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Mayor John Peyton took time out of his busy schedule to read to special education students at Carter G.
Woodson Elementary. The kids, aged 7-12 were delighted by the reading of the "Mouse and The Cookies". The
class, taught by Juanita Franklin, asked the Mayor questions in a Q&A session such as, "How did you become
mayor?", "What are some of your responsibilities?" and "How much reading is involved in your job." The kids
were really excited to meet the city's highest ranking official as they had only seen him on television and in
newspapers. The administration remarked that despite requests to other elected officials, Mayor Peyton has
been the first and only to accept an invitation to read to school's students.

Juneteenth.Com Launches 140th.Anniversary Campaign


Juneteenth.com announces the
launch of the 140th Juneteenth An-
niversary Campaign a 10-year
initiative which will focus on as-
sessment, education and acknowl-
edgement of African American pro-
gress since 1865 culminating with
the 150th Juneteenth Anniversary.
Often cited as the African Ameri-
can Independence Day, Juneteenth
has been the subject of city, state
and federal legislation in recent
years, establishing it as a special
day of recognition, and as one of
the fastest growing events in the
country. The celebration of
Juneteenth originates from Galves-
ton, Texas, whereas on June 19th,
1865, the word of the Emancipation


June 19th, 2005 marks the 140th year anni-
versary of the celebration of Juneteenth the
oldest nationally celebrated commemoration
of the ending of slavery in the United States.
Organizations and supporters are encouraged
to log on and register their event and organiza-
tion in the National Juneteenth Registry.


Proclamation reached the enslaved.
Today, Juneteenth is embraced and
celebrated by all races and ethnici-
ties in honor, and in commemora-
tion of African American culture
and achievement.
Juneteenth.com developed and
maintains the National Juneteenth
Registry the largest database of


Juneteenth celebrations, organiza-
tions and supporters in existence.
Juneteenth.com was launched in
1996 as a Web portal to communi-
cate and support the efforts of
Juneteenth organizations and to
raise awareness and self-esteem in
the African American community.
Log on to juneteenth.com.


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Sto Host Sports Camp
BEST BET The James Weldon Johnson
Family YMCA will hold an all sports camp may
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Swimming, basketball and golf field trips and daily
I lunch. JCC summer vouchers will be accepted and
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P% ify. Registration begins on April 22nd. And ends on
may 20th. For more information, cal 765-3589 or
Patrick Bryant at 703-4035.



NAACP Criticizes Bush on Social Security


Continued from front
-gressional Black Caucus. "Deal
with disparities, deal with making
our lives longer, instead of putting
more pressure on us when we're
worrying about whether we'll get
Social Security when we're older."
The black leaders made the re-
marks at a news conference kicking
off a lobbying effort to defeat the
Social Security plan. The White
House dismissed the criticism.
"President Bush does have a
comprehensive plan that has greatly
improved health, education, home-
ownership and economic opportu-


nity for all Americans, including
African-Americans," said spokes-
man Trent Duffy. "The fact is that
the current system penalizes some
workers who don't reach retirement
age, which is one of the many loop-
holes that can be fixed by bringing
Social Security into the 21st cen-
tury."
Hayes, the NAACP's acting presi-
dent and CEO, said the creation of
private accounts could trigger
changes or reductions in Social Se-
curity's survivor or disability pro-
grams, both of which are beneficial
for blacks.


"Unfortunately for African-
Americans, our experiences here in
America are color-coded," Hayes
said. "We have to be concerned
about mutations, of changes that
occur that we sometimes didn't fore-
see when we thought we were doing
something good."
As examples, he said constitu-
tional amendments on behalf of
blacks after the Civil War led to Jim
Crow laws curbing black voting
rights, and court decisions outlaw-
ing segregated schools triggered
white flight from cities and racial
profiling in suburbs.


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SVWhat to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene


Ribault Club Seeks
Volunteer Greeters
The grand historic Ribault Club
located at Fort George Island
Cultural State Park is in need of
courteous people with out going
personalities, who enjoy working
with the public, and have an
interest in history and cultural
resources. Training will be
provided to help volunteers
interpret them Club's rich cultural
past. The park requests a minimum
commitment of 16 hours per
month. Please contact the Talbot
Islands State Parks Volunteer
Coordinator 251-2320 for more
information.
Etiquette Club Meeting
The White Glove Social Grace
& Etiquette Club for Young Ladies
will hold and interest meeting for
young ladies 12-17 on Saturday,
April 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. The
meeting will take place at the
Beaver Street Enterprise Center,
1225 W. Beaver St. The club is an
organization established for the
purpose of self esteem and is
independent of any social or Greek
letter organization. All Young
Ladies must be accompanied by
Parent or Guardian. For more
information, or to reserve your
space, please call Karen
Washington at 714-3537.


Free Ritz
Chamber Performance
The Ritz Chamber Players will
perform, a commissioned musical
score inspired by the art collection
of the Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art (JMOMA). The work,
entitled "Night Bloom", was
commissioned by the Museum and
completed by award-winning
composer Stella Sung,
distinguished professor of music at
the University of Central Florida in
Orlando. The concert will be held
Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the
Jacksonville Museum of Modern
Art, 333 N. Laura St. in downtown
Jacksonville. A question-and-
answer session with the composer
will follow along with a reception.
For more information, log on to
www.ritzchamberplayers.org.


Ponte Vedra
Art Festival
Sawgrass Village will host over
150 artists for the 11th Annual
Ponte Vedra Beach Art Festival.
Slated for Saturday and Sunday,
April 23-24, 2005, the two-day
event will feature fine art from
every end of the spectrum,
including sculpture, photography,
ceramics, painting, digital art,
jewelry and more. The festival will
run from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
and admission is free. Sawgrass
Village is located on A1A, south of
J. Turner Blvd. For more
information, patrons can call (954
472-3755 or visit
www.artfestival.com
RAP Home Tour
Riverside Avondale
Preservation will present their 31"t
Annual Spring Tour of Homes on
Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and
24, 2005 in the Riverside Avondale
Historic District. Hours are 10:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and
12 noon 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, please call
389-2449.

Painted Bunning Walk
at Kingsley Plantation
The public is invited on a
ranger-guided walk to observe one
of the world's most beautiful birds,
the Painted Bunting. The walk will
be at Kingsley Plantation on
Saturday, April 30, 2005 at 8:00
a.m. Hosted by the National Parks
Service, the walk is free and open
to the public. Reservations for the
walk are required and limited to 35
participants. To make reservations
and for more information, please
call the Kingsley Plantation Visitor
Center at 251-3537.
Mahalia
A Gospel Musical
Stage Aurora will bring to
Jacksonville Mahalia A Gospel
Musical. The theater's spring
performances will be on April 29,
30 and May 1 in addition to May
6-8. The play tells the life story of
Mahalia Jackson. Performances
will be held in the Bryant
Auditorium at FCCJ North
Campus. For ticket information,
please call 765-7373.


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Spring Tour of Homes
The 31' Annual Spring Tour of
Homes of the Riverside Avondale
Historic District will be held on
April 23-24, 2005 from 10:00 a.m.
- 5:00 p.m. The self guided tour of
the neighborhood will feature the
largest variety of architectural
styles in Florida. For more
information, please call 389-2449.
Ask an Expert
The Beaver Street Enterprise
Center for Small Business
Resource Network presents "Ask
an Expert" on April 26, 2005 from
12 noon 1:00 p.m. at Beaver St.
Enterprise Center, 1225 W. Beaver
St. This free event will feature a
panel of experts comprised of an
accountant, a business attorney,
banker, and an insurance agent who
will spend an hour answering small
business questions. Reservations
are required as seating is limited.
To register or for more information,
please call 620-2477.

Community Hospice
Food Drive
The Auxiliary of Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida will
hold a Food Drive on Wednesday,
April 27, 2005 from 8:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m. at the Earl B. Harlow
Center for Caring, 4266 Sunbeam
Rd. Items needed include foods
such as canned meats, individual
puddings, fruit, soups, pasta and
sauce, peanut butter, jellies, and
toiletries. The Auxiliary is also
selling $1 tickets for a May 3rd
drawing. Prizes include a 24" flat
screen stereo/surround sound
television, 14-carat gold jewelry,
artwork and more. Winners do not
have to be present at the time of the
drawing. For more information,
please call 268-0803.


World of Nations
Celebration
The Annual World of Nations
Celebration will be held April 28 -
May 1, 2005 at Metropolitan Park.
Join your friends and neighbors on
an exciting trip around the globe at
the 13"' Annual World of Nations
Celebration. Participants will
celebrate the rich cultural traditions
and unique heritage of people from
around the world through cuisine,
artistry and customs from lands
near and far.. Saturday night
features an incredible fireworks
showcase choreographed to music
specialty chosen for the World of
Nations Celebration. For more
information, please call 630-3690.


Shrimp Festival
The Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival will be held in historic
downtown Fernandina Beach,
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2005, and
the Annual Shrimp Festival Pirate
Parade will be held Thursday, April
28, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. For more
information, visit
www.shrimpfestival.com
Children's Chorus
Spring Concert
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus will present their Annual
Spring Concert with the theme "A
River Runs Through It" on Sunday,
May 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. The
benefit will be held at the Times
Union Center for the Performing
Arts. Dinner will immediately
.follow the concert. For more
information and/or tickets, please
call 384-6001.

Freedom Rally
The Freedom Rally will take place
on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at the
Jacksonville Landing. The show
will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event
will feature live bands, rappers,
speakers, and other entertainment.
The event is free and open to the
public. For more information,
please call Cedric Twillie at 449-
4547.

PRIDE Meeting
The next PRIDE Book Club
meeting will be held on May 6,
2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of
Goddy Efeizeme in Springfield.
The book for discussion will be
Church Folk by Michele Andrea.
For more information or directions,
please call 598-9579. The next
meeting will be held on June 3,
2005. The book for discussion will
be Hard Left: Straight Talk about
the Wrongs of the Right by Tavis
Smiley.
Spring Gardening Class
On Friday. May 6, 2005 from
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. the
Mandarin Garden Club, 2892
Loretta Rd. will host a class on
"Spring Gardening". Participants
will learn what to do for spring,
choosing native plants, how to
identify and control invasives,
composting demonstrations, and
everything about spiders in the
landscape. Plants will also be for
sale. There is a $5 charge to attend,
plus an optional $5 optional make-
your-own worm bin. Pre-
registration is required by May 3rd.
For more information call 387-
8850.


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about your parents?
It's natural to worry about aging parents. And
hard to know where to look for help, or even how
to begin. That's where we come in. We're here to
help you find local resources, support services,
and solutions that work for your folks-and for
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Spring Bike Bar-B-Q
The first annual Spring Bike
Bar-B-Q, designed to "Bring Unity
in the Bike Community", will
feature food, fun and entertainment.
It will be held at W.M. Raines High
School on Saturday, May 7, 2005
from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For
further information regarding the
picnic please email
bakebi@ students_._fccjorg.
Grow Your Herbs
The Duval County Extension
Service will hold a class on Grow
Your Herbs and Eat Them Too, on
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. at the
Urban Gardening Field Office,
(1007 Superior St.). There is an
$8.00 fee at the door and seating is
limited to 24 people. To pre-
register please call 387-8850.
Summer Modeling
Camp Registration
The Image Company is
holding summer modeling camp
registration through Saturday, May
14, 2005. The camp is for boys and
girls ages 12-18 and will last 5
weeks from 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Monday Friday. The camp will
be held June 13th -July 22nd and
will culminate with a
graduation/fashion show on July
23, 2005. Classes include: History
of Modeling, public speaking,
photo movement/ attitude and
projection, runway techniques,
nutrition, social grace and etiquette,
skin care, professional photo shoot
and total body care. For registration
or for more information, please call
714-3637.
FAMU Alumni
Association Meeting
The Jacksonville Chapter of the
FAMU Alumni Association will
host its monthly meeting on May
14, 2005 at the Northwest Library
on Edgewood Ave. from 10:00 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. For more information,
please call 910-7829.
Links Old School Jam
The Bold City Chapter of
Links, Inc. will present their 2nd
Annual Old School Dance Party.
The event will be held in the
Terrace Suites of Alltel Stadium on
Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 8:00
p.m. Attendees will participate in a
diverse musical selection of hits
throughout the decades and
delicious cuisine. You are also
requested to dress in your favorite
era. For ticket information, please
call 634-1993 or any member of the
Bold City Chapter of Links.


Delta Sigma Theta
25th Anniversary
Delta Sigma Theta Omnicron
Beta Chapter will celebrate its 25th
Anniversary during the weekend of
June 18, 2005. The weekend will
begin with a morning public
service from 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
beginning in front of Andrew
Jackson High School. A picnic will
convene at Metropolitan Park. The
sisters will worship together at
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.
For more information, please call
Yvonne Mitchell at 994-5145.


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First Coast
Writers Festival
The Annual First Coast
Writer's Festival will be held May
19-22, 2005 at The Sea Turtle Inn
in Atlantic Beach. The mini festival
will consist of seminars,
workshops, one on one session with
authors, agents and editors. Over
30 presenters will be in attendance.
For more information, please call
997-2669.

Kuumba Festival
The Kuumba Festival will be
held on May 28-29, 2005 at the
Clanzell Brown Park. For more
information call 353-2270 or visit
www.kuumbafestival.org.

NCCJ Humanitarian
Awards Dinner
NCCJ will have their annual
Humanitarian Awards Dinner on
Thursday, May, 26 2005. The 6:45
p.m. dinner will be preceded by a
6:00 p.m. reception. This year
honorees are Dr. Guy Benrubi,
Toni Crawford, Ronnie Ferguson
and the late Tillie Fowler who will
be lauded for their community
service and receive the
organization's Silver Medallion
Award. For more information about
the dinner or for tickets, call 306-
6225.
Stanton Class
Of 45' Reunion
All members of the Stanton
High School Class of 1945 are
urged to participate in their
upcoming celebration on May 26-
29, 2005. Class members are urged
and invited to participate in
planning meetings and all ideas and
suggestions are welcome. For more
information about planning
meetings and activities, call
'Dorothy Lucas at 764-1649 or
George Bustamante at 751-2229.
Alphabet Affair
Everyone is invited to attend the
First Annual Alphabet Affair on
Friday, June 3, 2005. Join Learn to
Read as they travel through the
letters of the alphabet celebrating
literacy. This will be the first of
many Friday events. Beginning
with the letter "A", affairs will be
started with an Aloha Luau. For
more information, please call 399-
8894, ext 12.
Juneteenth Celebration
Join the Chamber at Celeb's
Corner, 736 A. Phillip Randolph
Blvd. on June 17, 2005 from 6:00
p.m. 10:00 p.m. for a celebration
of- fellowship and remembrance
with community business partners
for the annual Juneteenth
Celebration.
FAMU National
Alumni Association
The 2005 Florida A & M
National Alumni Association
Conference will be held on July
20-24, 2005 at the Orlando
Renaissance Resort in Orlando, Fl.
The three day convention will
include a golf tournament,
seminars, step show, luncheons,
receptions, memorial service and a
gala. For more information, e-mail
presidentbryant@yahoo.com or
write to the Association at P.O.
Box 7351. Tallahassee. FL 32314.






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ROSA PARKS, OUTKAST SETTLE SUIT
Resolution designed to foster educational programs
for youth.


The dispute over OutKast's song "Rosa Parks" has
come to an amicable end as the parties involved have
reached a settlement. A party representing the Civil
Rights icon had sued the group and its labels for using
her name on their 1998 hit "Rosa Parks."
All parties acknowledged that the resolution im-
plied no fault by the defendants. A statement from the
attorneys said they would both "work to become part-
ners in developing educational programs to enlighten
today's youth about the significant role Rosa Parks
played in making America a better place for all races."
Another component of the "multi-faceted agree-
ment" is a tribute CD to be produced by SONY BMG
in conjunction with the upcoming 50th anniversary of
Parks' arrest for refusing to give her seat to a white
passenger on December 1, 1955. OutKast will perform
on the compilation, along with other artists.
All parties will also partner to produce an eduCa-
tional tribute television broadcast special about Parks
to be hosted by Archer. A DVD of the broadcast will
be distributed to public schools to help educate young
boys and girls about the Civil Rights Movement, and
the tremendous role Rosa Parks and others played.
Mayor Archer also indicated that "The living and
health needs of Mrs. Parks, who is 92 years old, will be
secure under the settlement."
MARIO JOINS DESTINY'S CHILD TOUR:
Ev-er-ee night, do-ing them right.
Destiny's Child will let Mario love them all summer
long. The now 19-year-old crooner has signed on to
open for the trio during the European and American
legs of their world tour.
"I'm very excited about it. It will be my first tour
like this," said the "Let Me Love You" singer from
Baltimore.
Mario and the gals will kick off the European
stretch of the tour, billed "Destiny Fulfilled...And
Lovin' It," at London's Earls Court Exhibition Center
on June 2.
RUSSELL SIMMONS BENDS AND FLEXES
Yoga on deck for rap mogul
*While flipping through the channels
this weekend, don't be alarmed if you
stumble across Russell Simmons stand-
/ ing in a tree pose. The 30-minute info-
mercial for his new "Yoga Live" fitness


system has begun airing. Celebrities tapped to hock the
product include Patricia Velasquez, Gabrielle Union,
Rebecca Gayheart and Reverend Run.
Set to 72 tracks of hip-hop, "Yoga Live" intro-
duces viewers to postures and breathing, and promises
to improve muscle tone and flexibility, strengthen ab-
dominal muscles, accelerate weight loss, and foster
personal empowerment through mental clarity.
Alfre gets 'Desperate' Inte-
gration finally comes to Wisteria
Lane with the imminent arrival of
Alfre Woodard. "Variety" reports "-
that the actress has signed a deal to
star in "Desperate Housewives"
next season as a seemingly normal
woman who moves onto the block
with her son. Woodard's character .
will be introduced in the final epi-
sode of this season.
j Beyonce's 'Dream' Beyonce has
S now officially tried out for the leading
ole in DreamWorks' upcoming adapta-
.i tion of the Broadway musical
S"Dreamgirls," according to several Hol-
/U- lywood trade publications. The story,
similar to the rise of Diana Ross and the
Supremes, centers on three friends in a singing group
who battle in-fighting and jealousy on the road to su-
perstardom.
Mel's Pope Passion Mel Gibson I'
has moved from Jesus to the Pope. The
"Passion of the Christ" director is set to a "
turn Pope John Paul II's story into a Hol-
lywood movie, reports the "New York
Post." Gibson, a devout Roman Catholic,
reportedly sent a production crew to Rome to film the
Pope's funeral.
SElder Cancelled America has no
S respect for its 'Elder.' Warner Bros.
SDomestic Television Distribution's.syn-
a.. dicated "The Larry Elder Show" will not
return for a second season due to feeble
ratings. Elder's show will be buried in a
fresh plot next to cancelled freshman daytime strips
from Jane Pauley, Pat Croce and Kimora Lee Sim-
mons' "Life & Style."
Halle's Body is Best? Halle
Berry has the best waist and hips
in Hollywood, according to a new
poll by fitness Web site eDi-
ets.com. The actress took 41 per- I
cent of the 3,424 respondents,
followed by Catherine Zeta-Jones
in second place, Beyonce at No.3,
and cartoon character Jessica Rab- .0 ,
bit at No. 4. Queen Latifah .
rounds out the top 5.


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Red Leaf Salad with Salmon
and Capers Vinaigrette
1 large head red leaf lettuce
1 cup cooked or canned salmon,
diced
1 small yellow or red onion
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons cider or wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons capers, coarsely
chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Lemon wedges
Gently separate the lettuce leaves
and rinse several times in'a basin of
cold water and drain in a colander.
If desired, spin dry in a lettuce spin-
ner, or drain in a colander for a cou-
ple hours, and then wrap in towels
and chill.
In the meantime, discard any car-
tilage or bones from the salmon.
Rinse and peel the onion, dry with
paper towels and slice thinly.
When ready to serve, combine the
lettuce, salmon and onion in a large
serving bowl.
In a small bowl or cup combine
the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, soy
sauce, capers and garlic. Whisk
briskly until well blended. Pour the
salad'dressing over the lettuce and
other ingredients and mix well, and
serve immediately.
Makes 4 generous servings. You
can double the recipe for a crowd.
Glazed Pork or Veal
3 pounds boneless pork or veal
shoulder, rolled and tied
1 tablespoon fresh chopped sage or
thyme or 1/2 teaspoons dried herb


Mother's Day is just around the corner, and soon graduations, weddings,
receptions, anniversaries, fashion shows and ladies' teas follow. Spring is
here in all of its glory. In other words, right on time for my favorite celebra-
tion; saluting the hands that fed us.
This year I am starting the Mother's Day celebration dinner with a big
bowl of salad, tossed with a handful of cooked salmon, and with a salad dress-
ing made with capers. (See menu below)
Main entree is pork or veal shoulder infused with herbs, simmered until
tender, and then brushed with a glaze and roasted, and served with scalloped
potatoes, a luscious, creamy dish that melds with the roast. Plain boil potatoes
are a good go too, as well as rice.


2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or chili
powder


But who can resist the array of greens bursting out on the scene at markets and fruit stands? You
can choose from spinach, collards, mustard or turnips, dandelion, kale, Swiss chard, or a combina-
tion. I steam greens in a basket over a pan of water, sprinkled with lots of garlic, some oil, salt, black
pepper and a chopped hot chile peppers. Add biscuits, corn muffins or rustic bread and dinner is set.
For dessert, an old-fashioned orange tea cake is topped with a crusty layer of sugar and crushed
cardamom seeds. Coriander seeds are delicious too.Enjoy the cake with a pouring of chocolate sauce,
and fresh berries in a sauce made with a little liqueur and sugar. All the recipes are adapted from
my cookbooks, "Soul Food" and "Brown Sugar."
Recipes for the salad, glazed pork or veal, and scalloped potatoes follow. Next week I serve up the
dessert and hints for choosing a bevy of sparkling rose wines from France's famed Loire Valley, a
perfect sipper with the roast veal or pork and our Mother's Day Menu. Happy Mother's Day!

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from the meat but leave an 1/8 inch
layer of exterior fat on the roast so
that it doesn't doesn't dry out during
the baking. Lightly score the meat
with a sharp knife, making shallow
slashes about 2 inches apart.
Crush or crumble the herb, and
combine with the garlic, salt, black
pepper and cayenne or chili powder.
Rub the pork all over with the herb
mixture. Using twine or heavy
string, roll and tie the meat until it
resembles a log.
Heat the oil in a large heavy pot
or Dutch oven that has a lid. Add
the pork of veal and brown on all
sides, until golden, turning with
large tongs, for at least 8 to 10 min-
utes.


veal. If so, the roast is done. 2 1/2 pounds new potatoes, such as
(Note: Veal doesn't have to be Yukon gold
cooked until fully done, but pork 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill
does.) or


2 tablespoons corn, grapeseed or
peanut oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 cup water, chicken broth or dry
white wine
2 bay leaves
6 cloves
Glaze:
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dry mustard or 1 table-
spoon paste mustard
4 tablespoons brown sugar, honey
or maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
If necessary, trim off excess fat


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Then push the veal or pork to one
side of the pot. Add the onion and
saute over medium low heat until
golden. Add the water or broth or
wine, bay leaf and cloves.
Cover the pot, set on the lower
oven shelf and bake the meat for 1
1/2 hours or until tender, basting
occasionally with the pan drippings,
and turning over at least twice.
At the end of the cooking peri-
od, insert an instant read meat ther-
mometer into the roast and check to
see if the temperature reads 170 for
the pork, or 160 degrees for the


If the pork temperature doesn't
register 170 degrees, continue
cooking for another 20 minutes, or
until the roast is tender and its
juices run golden.
Meanwhile, in a small pan pre-
pare the glaze: combine the vine-
gar, water, mustard and sugar or
honey or syrup. Heat over a low
flame for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring, or
until all the ingredients are melted
and blended.
Immediately remove the pan from
the heat.
Generously brush the sauce over
the veal or pork and roast uncov-
ered for 20 to 30 minutes, basting
every 10 minutes or so with the
remainder of the glaze.
Remove the roast from the oven.
Let stand in a warm place for 15
minutes and then cut into ribs for
serving. Serve with the pan-juices.
Serves 6.

Scalloped Potatoes


3/4 teaspoon dried dill
1 clove garlic, finely crushed or
mashed
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large onion, such as Vidalia, thin-
ly sliced
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg or
mace
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
Rinse and peel the potatoes and
rinse again. Dry well with paper
toweling, and then cut into 1/8 thick
slices. Sprinkle the potaioes with
the dill, garlic, salt and black pep-
per.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Generous butter a 2-quart baking
dish. Arrange the potatoes and the
onion in the pan, overlapping the
slices. Combine the heavy cream
and milk and then stir in the nutmeg
or mace. Pour the mixture over the
potatoes in the pan. Loosely cover
the pan with a sheet of aluminum


toil.
Set the pan on the middle oven
rack and bake the casserole, spoon-
ing the cream over the potatoes a
couple times, for 1 hour or until the
potatoes are just tender.
Increase the oven temperature to
400 degrees. Then, remove the foil,
sprinkle on the grated cheese, and
bake the potatoes for about 20 min-
utes longer or until lightly golden
brown and bubbly. Serves 6.


Summer is Here and Picnics are Too!


SWith warm weather
'' upon us, what better way
to spend time with your
Family than an outdoor
picnic?
Culinary expert Lena
Cutler says with today's
new shelf-stable seafood
options, Americans can prepare quick, on-the-go, gour-
met meals for their families.
"People who are looking for new picnic recipe ideas,
or to spice up existing salads or side dishes, need not
look further than the canned and pouched seafood
aisle," said Cutler. "Shelf-stable seafood has expanded
from traditional canned' tuna to include an array of
seafood from shrimp to smoked salmon."
Tortellini Tuna Salad
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini,


cooked according to package directions
3 cups assorted fresh cut vegetables, such as broccoli
florets, yellow squash, colorful bell peppers, red onion,
carrots, tomatoes, etc.
1 (15-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 (6-ounce) cans drained Chicken of the Sea Solid
White Albacore Tuna in Spring Water
1 cup light roasted garlic and white wine dressing
Parmesan cheese (optional)
In large bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Gently
flake and fold in tuna; add and toss in dressing.
Marinate 30 minutes or up to 24 hours before serving.
Toss once before serving. Garnish with Parmesan
cheese if desired. Makes 6 servings
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1: Calories 279; Calories From Fat 80; Fat 9g;
Saturated Fat 2g; Carbohydrates 26g; Fiber 5g; Sugars 4g;
Protein 21g; Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 1100 mg; Vitamin A
35%; Vitamin C 80%; Calciunf4%; Iron 8%.


MOTHERS DAY MENU

Red Leaf Salad with Salmon and Caper Vinaigrette
Glazed Pork or Veal
Scalloped Potatoes
Steamed Garlic Greens
Cardamom Orange Tea Cake with
Chocolate Sauce
Fresh Berry Compote
Sparkling Loire Valley Rose Wines, France


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