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The Jacksonville free press
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Mrs. Perry's free press
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Jacksonville Fla
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"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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a Salar African-
IIe 9 American Film

LtC Production
Company Set
to Film "Reject
Island" in
Wh Jacksonville
Page 3

NBA's Alonzo Mourning

Donates Salary to Charity
NBA star Alonzo Mouring is donating his entire iani Heat salary
for this season to charities that ser\ e the city's underpn\ileged youth and
help poor kidne\ patients.
Mourning, a former Heat All-Star who re joined the team n March as a
backup center. klil g\ e about 1300.000 to organizations that promote It-
erac\ and education for poor youths. That represents the Heat's share of
his NBA veteran minimum salary of SI million shared \ith team he
began the season \ ith, the New Jersey Nets
Other donations are earmarked for charities that
provide food to poor kidney dialysis patients.
Mourning. \ hose basketball career \as interrupted .
by bouts of kidneN disease. rece \ ed a transplant in
December 21103.
Mourning said that his main goal in donating his
Heat salary is to publicize the work being done b1
a Danret oforgaunzations in South Florida.
The donations \\ ill be made through Mournung's
foundation. .Alonzo Mourning Charities. whichh he founded in 1997 to
assist a jariet, of charitable ordamzations in South Florida. Neti Jerse\
and the Hrapton Roads a.. rea hereee he g rew up.
The fioundasion has donated or raised more than SI 5 million for
HMami's Children's Home Socler oter the past nine years.

Salesman Wins $600,000

in Racial Complaint
PHIL.UDEL-P'II. A'Or'incr sleiman fot thc Philadelphia Eagles
Radio Net-work was awarded S614.000 in a discrimination case after
being glen a book that ad ised blacks selling to whites not to wear Afros
or Afr~can-stvle clothing
The Pennsy Ivania Htunan Relations Commrssion issued the ruling Feb.
28 against iacom Inc. and Infinity Broadcasting. the network's parent
It's been a xere tough road, standing up for \\hat you believe in," said
Sha'k n Brooks. 34. '\\ho said his family\ is of mixed race
Super\ isors at the radio inertork distributed an ad% ice book called Ne\'
Dress for Success" by Jolui T NMolloy in 2001. Brooks said The book also
advises Hispanic salespeople to daoid an', hair tonic that tends to gine
a greasy or siny l ook to the hair; this also triggers a negate reaction."
Brooks complained to a supervisor, but got no response. the Human
Rights Commission said. He resigned less than a year into the job.

Howard is First HBCU to Beat

Harvard in Competition
The Howard Lfnl ersr,. Law School's moot court team took first place
in the Amncan Bar Association Mock Trial Competition, the first team
representing a histoncally black college or university to do so.
"He are the best tnal advocates." said a member of Ho" hard's Hu\er I.
Brov.n Tral Ad\ocac,, Mloot Court Team. Eighteen la\\ schools. Includ-
ing two-time, reigning champion
Harvard University, competed.
"It solidified the fact that although
Others think \e are a third-tier la\
school. \'e are the best trial ad'o-
Scares." said Chris Stewart. a third-
'ear lawx student and a team member.
The Hu'er I. Bro\ln Trial
Ad\vocacy Moot Court Team
includes 20 lawv students in their second and third \ears. The tournament,
now in its 15th .'ear. hosted teams of four. Team members were chosen
through a series ot' compete ons First, open slots for the moot court team
were filled through an Intra-school competition at the end of the spring
semester In the fall term. members competed among themselves to
decide who would represent the untiersitv in tournaments
When the team advanced, Snimmnons had the aulourncer spell out
"'Howard" so that the audience ,would not nmistakenly, hear "Harvard "

NAACP: Fewer People

Got Death Penalty In 2004
Legal Defense Fund Cites DN.T Technologp As Possible Reason
\WASHINGTON -- For the si\lh ear in a roL, the number of people
sentenced to death dropped last year.
"The team we won against was good and w'e v.ere just a little better."
Brooks, a third-year law student, said "It wasn't a slam dtunk. It wasn't
easy, we put in a lot of work, time and a lot of late nights."
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund says 125 defendants got the ultimate
sentence in 2004, do-xn frnm 144 the year before. In 1998. the total was
300. A lawyer with the defense fund thinks one reason for the drop is
recent stories about DN.\ clearing people on death row)
Miriam Gohara thinks jurors are more concerned about "the irre'ersibil-
ity of the death penalty."
The head of a pro-death penalr, victim advocacy group sees it differ-
ently. Dianne Clements, of Justice for All. says that the murder rate is
down, and the Supreme Court has narrowed who can be sentenced to
Ahe 2003, there were 3,374 prisoners on death row.


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Bush -- is also conservative in her

plate was sponsored by State Rep.
Jennifer Carroll.
"I am very proud to have spon-
sored the legislation that created the
'Live the Dream' Specialty License
Plate. The Plate is a win-win for
everyone: It pays homage to an
American hero by using his likeness
and raises much needed funds that
will reduce health disparities in low
income communities."
Florida Governor Jeb Bush signed
the law allowing sales of the new
license plate to begin. The plates are
now available at all Tag agencies
throughout the state.
"The goal is to assist in creating
equal access to the American dream
Dr. King so beautifully described in
his speeches," said Foundation





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Volume 18 No. 15 Jacksonville, Florida April 28 May 4,2005

Battle is On Against Bush's Black Judicial Nominee

Black Democrats in Congress said
last week they will vehemently
oppose the Republican-backed
nomination of Janice Rogers
Brown, a controversial black judge
from California who is seeking a
seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia, the
nation's second-highest court.
Behind closed doors, some blacks
are comparing Brown to U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence
Thomas, who has offended many
black Americans with his conserva-
tive judicial decisions.
Congressional Democrats argue
that Brown -- who was nominated
to the court by President George W.

Taxation Without Representation?

Court Utpholds Florida

Felon Voting Ban
A full federal appeals court have Co'urt. Activists .lso hope for
upheld a 160-year old Florid. law aci'ion in the Florid.m Legislature.
tila"ort,:.*i~ g ,pi ,avn v. "I d oiui- hatu.onie.,L.a or
-ig' its for convicted felons, :another iit dl change," sadAllen,
'even' "fter they have'served their' associate council at the Brennan
prison tune and been released into Center for Justice at the New York
society. University.
The ruling stems from Johnson v. Allen argued that the law was a
Bush, a lawsuit brought to federal violation of the U S. Voting Rights
court in Miami in. September Act, was anti-democratic and dis-
2000. Ex-felons sued to get their proportionatey disenfranchised
vornng rights-restored when their blacks.
sentences are finished, instead of She said one in five black men in
having to apply through a complex Florida are effected b) the law. A
system for ci\ il rights restoration, total of 600.000.people in Florida
which many. never do or are ne.oer felons are banned: 167,000) are
able to complete. blacks, she said.
The 11 th U.S. Circuit Court of The court noted that Florida fist
Appeals in Atlanta did not gi\e a adopted its ban on felon voting in
voting tally, but of 12 judges that 1N45. basing it on a "nonracial
heard the case. 'there was but one rationale" since blacks were not
,fll Written dissent and one partial allowed to vote at the time.
-disent. One judge wr.ote.for the Forty-sL states and the District
majority, and two signed an "espe- of Columbia have.disenfranchise-
cially'onc.urring" opimnon. .ment laws deprivingg inmates of
Jesgie AMlu. lead, attorney for. the right to vote.tosome extent. In
the e.t-offenders, said.:the case will... 14 states ex-offtendcrs \vho have -
be taken to' theU.S. Supreme"- : Continued on page 5

views have not served the interest of
black Americans. Brown has been
assailed for ruling against labor
unions, affirmative action and sug-
gesting an increase in the minimum
wage is unconstitutional.
"We are vigorously opposed to her
nomination," said Rep. Mel Watt
(D-NC), chairman of the
Congressional Black Caucus.
"It's difficult to take on a black
woman who has been nominated to
such a high court," Watt said. "But
we've learned from Clarence
Thomas that having a black face on
a court doesn't mean it's in the best
interest of the African-American
community." More on page 5

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ideology. They say her extreme

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Florida Mlk License Plate Now Available

Florida's at-risk children.
"The plate itself has an exciting,
unique design, the only one of its
kind in the United States. We are
grateful to the King family for their
support in this most important
work." He said.
Michael Towner, of Foundation
Consultants Corporation, designed
the plate. The 'Dream plate' will
benefit the March of Dimes Florida
Chapter, the Florida Association of
Healthy Start Coalitions, the
Community Partnership for
Homeless, Inc. [of Miami] and sev-
eral organizations that provide
research, care and treatment for
sickle cell disease.

Kep. Jennner Carroi
A unique specialty license plate is
now on sale that will allow thou-
sands of needy Floridians to "Live
the Dream" first described by the
late civil rights icon Martin Luther
King Jr. The plate features the
image of Dr. King delivering a
speech, with a background of a
waving American flag and the
words "Live the Dream" below
King's image. The plate's creation
was a labor of love sponsored by the
Dream Foundation, a nonprofit
organization based in Ft. Myers,
Florida, founded in 2001.
Legislation for the new license

president Chris Ramsey. "
According to Foundation presi-
dent Chris Ramsey, the plate's sale
will allow funding that directly
affects the health and welfare of

..-.-.r Os to Receive FAMU

Si, ,ie Achievement Award
Jacksonville's own Hansel E. "Tootie" Tookes. Sr.. FAMU Class of'47,
longtime coach and administrator is this years lifetime achievement
award \winner. The Jacksonville. Florida native has been recognized as
an accomplished educator, administrator, leader and philanthropist in all
facets of life- athletics, academics, community involvement, church and
family affairs, and as a FAMU alumnus.Tookes also established a schol-
arship at his alma mater. He will receive the award at the upcoming
commencement exercise
He is married to Latada Tookes and is the father of two sons, Hansel
II and Darryl. and stepson Keenan.

California Supreme Court Justice Janice Brown

The new license plate is now available.

April 28 May 4, 2005

Pane 2 Mrs. Perrv's Frep Preac

America's Highest Paid Black CEO's

#1 E. Stanley O'
Neal, CEO of
Merrill Lynch
In 2004 the f
American MVC,
or most valuable
chief, was E.
Stanley O'Neal, CEO of Merrill
Lynch & Co., one of the nation's
largest brokerages. In 2004, it had
earnings of $4.4 billion on reve-
nues of $22 billion, and earnings
per share beat analyst expectations.
In return, O'Neal, whose salary
was $700,000, received a bonus of
$31 million.

#2 Kenneth I Chenault, CEO of
American Express
Last year after
American Express
earned net income
Sl of $3 billion, or
$2.68 per share,
its CEO Kenneth
I. Chenault got an
$8 million bonus
on top of .his $1 million salary.
Chenault also received $500,000 in
incentive pay and exercised stock
options that brought his total com-
pensation to $18.5 million.

#3 John W. Thompson, CEO of
John W. Thompson has an envi-
able job and enviable pay. As CEO

of Symantec Corp., he heads the
world's largest security software
company. Its divisions include the
SNorton brand of
products and
SVeritas, the stor-
age software
leader. In 2004,
SThompson's sal-
ary was $750,000 but-he earned a
$3 million bonus, plus incentives
and stock options that brought his
pay to $14.8 million.

#4 Richard D. Parsons, CEO of
Time Warner
It is too early to tell if 2005 is a
good year for
Richard D. Par-
sons, the vint-
ner, as the Time
Warner leader
owns a Tuscany
vineyard. But
2004 was a fine
year for Parsons the CEO as the
world's biggest media and enter-
tainment firm neatened its balance
sheet, saw federal accounting
probes enter the settlement stage,
and the share price rose. In 2004,
TW revenues were $42.1 billion
and net income was $3.21 billion.
Consequently, Parsons earned an
$8 million bonus on top of his $1.5
million salary and with incentive
pay included, he took home $15.

#5 Robert Wood, CEO of
Crompton Corp.
Last year was Robert Wood's
rookie year as CEO of Crompton
Corp., a 4,800-
employee chemical
company and he
took every prize.
The former Dow
Chemical exec dou-
bled revenue to $4
billion, transformed Crompton into
the third-largest U.S. specialty
chemicals firm, found a way to
save about $100 million, and raised
shareholder value 69 percent. Thus,
his $760,000 salary, $728,000 bo-
nus and $2.6 million incentive pay
added up to about $4 million that
was richly deserved.

#6 Errol B. Davis Jr., CEO of
A II.__

Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy Corp.
is not a sexy firm. It
is a public utility
holding company.
The best job its CEO
Erroll B. Davis Jr.,
can do is to make sure that the elec-
tricity and natural gas providers
Alliant controls do their job for 1.4
million customers. Utilities get
pummeled when something goes
wrong. Davis gets $1.6 million in
total compensation for ensuring
that his 9,000 employees saw to it
that everything went right.

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everything running smoothly, your finances also re-
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has had more than one streak of
good luck in her life and career.
When she was a novice performer,
Frances was singing jazz in local
Detroit nightclubs when she
entered radio station WCHB's
Talent Contest. Not, just another
local talent contest, to win this one
was the envy of any young singer.
Frances won, and the rest is history
for the prizes included a large cash
prize and a 1-year recording con-
tract with MOTOWN Records.
Berry Gordy was the chiefjudge.
Frances' career carried her
across the ocean to Great Britain as
well. There she found herself in the
#3 spot on the top 100 with only
Cher #1 and Michael Bolton #2, in
front of her. In the past decade she
has concentrated on writing and her
Out of this hiatus from enter-
tainment with the time to write, and
song writing experience behind her,
she penned a script titled Menag-
erie-A-Fowl, envisioned as a
general audience musical comedy.
Frances first thought of the script as
material for a stage production as

Continued from front
Proponents say in their campaign
to compel approval of the admini-
stration's judicial nominees, Repub-
licans are focusing on the two fe-
male nominees.
The strategy, say insiders, will
allow Republicans to paint Democ-
rats who block votes on the nomi-
nations of either Janice Rogers
Brown or Priscilla Owen,. Both
conservative women who have
been nominated to appellate court
positions-as sexist.
Republicans are also planning to
play the religion card against De-
mocrats. Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist spoke to a telecast organ-
ized by the Family Research Coun-
cil and originating from a Fund
Bush's nominees as being "anti-
President Bush appointed Brown
and Owen to federal appellate
courts in the 108th Congress, but
Democrats blocked votes on their
nominations, citing objections to
their records on reproductive rights,
civil rights, workers' rights and
consumer rights.
Democrats also filibustered eight
other appellate court nominees be-
cause they aid their records were
also out of the mainstream. They
did so by preventing Republicans
from reaching the 60 votes needed
to invoke cloture, or end debate on
the nominations. This procedure is
a kind of filibuster--a maneuver
senators use to stall or block legis-
At the beginning of his second
term, Bush re-nominated Brown
and Owen, as well as many other
nominees who were blocked in the
108th Congress. Now, insiders say,
Republicans might use a floor vote
on either woman's nomination as a

Ithiell B. Yisrael, Screenplay Writer

she had branched out in this area as
well, but fate had other plans.
A native of Ashville, NC where
she attended high school, Frances
"ran into" a high school friend,
Jeremiah Yisrael, who had enjoyed
an acting career, appearing in films
such as "Panic in Needle Park"
with Al Pacino; "Live and Let Die"
with Roger Moore; "To All My
Friends Off Shore," with Bill

launching pad to change the cham-
ber's rules to ban filibusters of judi-
cial nominations.
If successful, the strategy would
have enormous implications for
women's reproductive rights be-
cause the minority party would lose
its ability to block nominations to
the federal bench, including the
Supreme Court.
Democrats -- who want to block
the two women again -- agree that a
confrontation with Senate Majority
Leader Bill Frist, (R-TN) over
whether to ban judicial filibusters is
imminent following the strictly
partisan votes in the Senate Judici-
ary Committee.
Democrats say they will oppose
the nominees again because they
are too conservative. "They de-
served to be rejected before," said
Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y).
"They deserve to be rejected
Brown was opposed for the judi-
cial post in 2003 by the Congres-
sional Black Caucus, the NAACP,
black labor leaders, the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights and
other leading labor and civil rights
Today, the nation's labor leaders
are still opposed to Brown's nomi-
"Brown's nomination should be
defeated," the AFL-CIO says on its
website. "She is an extreme conser-
vative who is incapable of keeping
her personal and political ideology
out of her decision making.
Brown's views are extreme, and if
adopted, would seriously under-
mine civil rights, women's rights,
worker and'consumer protections
and the environment."

Frances Nero, Producer and Jeremiah Yisrael, Director

Cosby, and others. However, in
recent years he had also directed
and produced documentaries and
other films.
Frances and Jeremiah shared
dreams in high school when he was
a star football player, and she a star

basketball player. Now they were
sharing another dream. To turn her
work into a film.
Jeremiah, owner of Ocean Mir-
ror Productions called in his son,
Ithiell B. Yisrael to write the screen
play. After that development he,
Ithiell and Frances agreed that the
title should be: "Reject Island."
Now all the preparations are
being made to actually begin

Mentors Needed

by Home Society

The Buckner Division of
Children's Home Society of Florida
(CHS) is looking for adults to
volunteer for its MODEL (Mentors
Opening Doors Enriching Lives)
Program. Volunteers will mentor
children who have at least one
parent incarcerated in a state or
federal prison. Mentors are needed
in Duval, Clay, Baker, St. Johns
and Nassau counties and must be at
least 21 years old. They will need
to commit to spending one hour per
week with a child for one year. The
ages of children range from 4-15.
To become a mentor or refer a
child, please contact Christine
Schauf at 493-7747.

Judge Owen
Wall, however, defended
Brown, saying she is qualified for
the judicial post because of her
impressive background.
Brown grew up the daughter of
sharecroppers in segregated, rural
Alabama, Wall said. As a single
mother, she said, Brown worked
her way through California State
University-Sacramento and UCLA
law school. The California Su-
preme Court's chief justice has
called on Brown to write the major-
ity opinion more times in 2001 and
2002 than any other Justice on the
court, she said.
Brown would become the second
black women on the D.C. Circuit
after Judith W. Rogers, who was
appointed by President Bill Clin-
Democrats argue that Brown is
problematic. In 2000, according to
media reports, Brown wrote a rul-
ing striking down a San Jose plan
that called for city contractors to
seek minority subcontractors.
"The nomination of Janice Rogers
Brown is a prime example of a
nominee who sees the federal
bench as a platform to advance her
own extremist views," said Sen.
Edward Kennedy (D-MA).
The NAACP also opposes
Brown's nomination.

filming, and this dream of Frances
and Jeremiah is about to come true.
Yes, there are African Ameri-
cans, also... filming a movie in our
fair city.

The major roles have been cast,
and soon the rest is going to be
history, and let's hope "Reject
Island" will be like Jamie Foxx and
"make history" in its own right.

National Tribute Planned to

Commemorate Emmett Till


Emmett Till shortly before his
death forty-nine years ago
After being abducted by white
men from his great-uncle's home in
Money, Mississippi on the early
morning of Sunday, August 28,
1955 in the heart of the Jim Crow
south, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old
African-American from Chicago,
Illinois was brutally murdered for
allegedly wolf-whistling at a
white woman. His death fanned
.growing.flames of outrage at racial

hate crimes and helped usher in the
Civil Rights Movement -- and, no
less, an event that gave Rosa Parks
the fortitude and conviction not to
relinquish her seat to a white man
on a Montgomery, Alabama bus
three months later.
For the purpose of commemorat-
ing the 50th anniversary of Emmett
Till's death and paying homage to
the significance his death had in
regard to the Civil Rights Move-
ment, W. James Richardson
penned his novel THE GHOST OF
REAL LIFE EVENTS (available at
AuthorHouse) and is promoting
"Emmett Till Sunday" (Sunday,
August 28, 2005) as a national
tribute to Emmett Till and to rec-
ognize the 50th anniversary of his
tragic death. Richardson has con-
tacted the Congressional Black
Caucus to accomplish this and has
prepared a guide to assist churches, -
groups, and organizations with the
commemoration .. ,:

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by Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood

Vague "Deadly Force Law" Could be Easily Abused

Imagine this scenario, you are at courts.
the basketball court playing a little The bill's supporters including
ball and you get in to a scuffle with the National Rifle Association say
an opponent, which is nothing new it L a necessary self-defense meas-
at the park. You push him, he ure for potential victims of those
pushes you and then punches are crimes. The NRA's mission is ob-
thrown. The person you are fighting viously to take us back to the days
runs and gets a gun and shoots you. of the Wild West. Maybe the next
The shot wasn't fatal, but when NRA sponsored legislation should
the police come they don't arrest the be to allow citizens to carry guns in
shooter because he has the right to a holster around your waist. I
defend himself with "deadly force" shouldn't make comments like that
because he felt that his life was I may inspire someone to draft
threatened, another "victim rights" bill.
It sounds absurd that a person The deadly force legislation does
could use a gun on an unarmed man not change the requirements for
and not be arrested, but it is real carrying a concealed weapon, which
because of a new law passed by the is the only good portion of the bill.
Florida legislature. The new law People without permits can still
rearranges the very foundation of have guns in their homes or in the
the state's self defense law, and glove compartments of cars as long
basically states that victims of vio- as they have not been convicted of a
lence don't have to retreat when felony.
attacked, an can fight back even if The vagueness and lack of clear
they are in a public place. boundaries make this law very dan-
You might be saying, wait a min- gerous. St. Petersburg police Chief
ute that actually sounds like a good Chuck Harmon is one of the few
thing. Victims of crime now can statewide law enforcement leaders
fight back versus running away, but to air publicly his concerns about
the devil is in the details. Under the the legislation. He recently said,
bill, a person is justified in using "The law isn't age specific, it's not
deadly force when the force is intent-specific. Can a sixth-grader
"necessary to prevent death, great retaliate against a bully? If you're in
harm or the commission of a forci- a bar and you've been drinking,
ble felony." maybe you think you've been threat-
When you start legislating inlitia- ened, but what about your judgment
tives that are subjective in nature in those cases?"
- there is always going to be trouble. We are definitely headed down
How do you clearly validate if a and slippery slope, but the passage
situation is necessary to prevent of this law reinforces the danger of
W death or harm? not having firm check and balances
Going back to my basketball in place in government because of
Court analogy, the person used the one-party politics. The NRA and the
gun could easily agreement that Republican Party are joined at the
because he was getting beaten pretty hip, so their agenda often becomes
- badly, he ran to get his gun to pre- the GOP agenda, and it may sur-
vent more harm. I know that the prise some, but I am not saying that
example I used was a stretch to that relationships a bad thing.
.. 'some, but it is not 'untdcrrthon' rdr'" ~jubt think tha sometimes to have
fights to break out on basketball 't6 put 'politics aside and look at is-

sues like "deadly force" from a
practical perspective. I sympathize
with the rights of a citizen to protect
himself in his home, but this new
law has just given a green light to
any person with a short fuse and a
gun to commit homicide as long as
they can justify a threat.
What is interesting about most
NRA members is that they typically
associate themselves with the Chris-
tian Right, and we all know that
Christ was not an advocate of vio-
lence even if it's retaliation. Protect-
ing your family is one thing, but
citizens having the ability to inter-
pret if a situation might be harmful
and having the authority to use
deadly force is not the same.
Many of us Americans are so
fascinated by guns and violence, but
the continued need for gun control
is critical. H. Rap Brown once said,
"Violence is as American as cherry
pie." A scary thought that has some
validity unfortunately.
We now live in a society that con-
tinues to be dictated by special in-
terest politics and folks who are so
focused on their own lives that the
bigger picture no longer matters.
The by-product of this new retalia-
tion law could be an increase in
violence throughout the state all in
the name of self-defense.
And for some reason I have a
feeling that race, social status and
background will come into play
when standing before a judge or
state attorney as they interpret if the
deadly force you used was truly
I always go back to my James
Baldwin quotes, "Color is not a hu-
man or a personal reality; it is politi-
cal reality."
Signing off from a gun range on
the Westside,

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Raines a Magnet School?

Voluntary Pre-K?
Q: Is it true that Raines and Ribault are becoming magnet
schools? Why?
A: Duval County Public Schools' administrators are proposing two
new programs to be implemented at Raines and Ribault high schools
next year. These proposals are based on the realization that many of
the academically talented students in the northwest quadrant have
elected to attend academic magnet schools to receive a high-quality
education. In an effort to encourage these students to return to their
home school where they can also receive a high-quality education,
the AICE and Early College High School programs are being recom-
mended to provide options and success for completion.
Raines is being recommended to offer the AICE (Advanced Interna-
tional Certificate of Education) program, a rigorous, internationally
recognized pre-university curriculum that provides a broad, balanced
preparation for college honors-degree programs and is recognized as
the equivalent to first-year standing at more than 150 colleges and
universities in 39 states. Ribault High School is expected to offer the
Early College High School program. Early College High School is a
rigorous college-level program of study that accelerates the transition
from high school to college resulting in the completion of a college
degree for students enrolled in the program. Detailed information
about these programs and eligibility criteria will be made available
when the proposals have been finalized.
Q: Have the assignments for magnet schools been completed?
A: Yes; the Magnet lottery has been run. Parent notification regard-
ing assignments has been made via letters mailed the week of April
11 h. If you have not received information regarding your child's
status, please contact the Magnet office at 390-2082.
Q: Will Duval County schools be offering voluntary pre-k to
children next year?
A: Duval County Public Schools will continue to offer different
models of pre-kindergarten programs at various schools for young
children who meet eligibility criteria. The district will also serve as a
resource to community providers and the Early Learning Coalition in
their efforts to deliver quality pre-kindergarten services. For more in-
formation about the pre-kindergarten programs, visit http://
www.educationcentral.orq/parents/upk.asp or contact the Early
Learning Coalition of Duval at 208-2044.
Please submit your School Talk questions by email to school-
talk(~educationcentral.or2, by fax at 390-2659, or by mail to Du-
val County Public Schools, Communications Office, 1701 Pruden-
tial Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8182.

Felon Voting
Continued from front
fully served their sentences can,
like Florida, be disenfranchised for
Jacob DiPetre, Gov. Jeb Bush's
spokesman, applauded the ruling.
"This was a decisive ruling. The
court ruled that Florida's process is
a fair and good one and felons have
the ability to get their rights
restored through a deliberative and
fair review," DiPetre said.
But convicted offenders, who
have served their time and are now
trying to integrate into society,
"I am still stunned over the fact
that I am unable to participate in
the process," said George Crossley.
The 64-year-old Volusia County
resident was convicted of soliciting
to commit murder in 1996. He was
released from prison in 2000,
finished his parole and now wants
'the right to vote.
"The state of Florida and the way
things are makes it just about as
impossible as it can be to become
an active and able citizen once you
finish your time," Crossley said.
Crossley added that he has been
unable to find work and must
support his sick wife. He said that
before his imprisonment he voted
in every election and had strong
political opinions.
"I should get my voting rights
back because I paid the debt. How
long should I pay the debt?"
Crossley said.

News Deadline is
5 p.m. MONDAY!

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Ebony Names '05 100+ Most Connie Bend Retires After 25

Influential Black Americans Years in Long-Term Care

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Rep. Corrine Brown

Atty. Willie Gary
Ebony Magazine's May 2005
issue is now on newsstands, and if
you want to know "who's who"
among Black Americans, it's a
must read. Each year the list
grows usually in categories, but
now in number as well. Jackson-
ville is well represented by
Congresswoman Corrine Brown,
along with the thirty-eight plus
other Black Caucus members of the
U. S. House of Representatives.
The list includes intellectuals
Henry Louis Gates, Cornel West
John Hope Franklin and Michael
Eric Dyson; from the creative
world and entertainment: Wynton
Marsalis, Maya Angelou, Sean "P-
Diddy" Combs, Sylvia Rhone,
Quincy Jones, Tyler Perry,
Antonio L.A. Reid, Tavis Smiley,
and Oprah Winfrey, among them.
From the business world:
Kenneth Chenault, Chairman &
CEO, American Express; Pamela
Thomas Graham, Chair, CNBC;
Robert L. Johnson, NBA owner;
John H. Johnson, Chairman,
Johnson Publishing Co.; Renetta
McCann, CEO Starcom MediaVest
Group; E. Stanley O'Neal, CEO,
Merrill Lynch & Co.; Ann Fudge,
CEO, Young & Rubican Inc.;
Cathy Hughes, Chair Radio One;
Richard Parsons, CEO, AOL/Time
Warner; and John W. Rogers,

Chairman & CEO, Ariel Capital
Management Inc.
Black Mayors of major cities: L.
Douglas Wilder, Richmond, VA;
Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA;
Kwame Kilpatrick, Detroit, MI;
Ray Nagin, New Orleans, LA;
Willie W. Herndon, Memphis, TN;
Anthony Williams, Washington,
DC; and John Street, Philadelphia,
Religious leaders: Minister
Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam;
Bishop Gilmore, CME Church;
Bishop T. D. James; Dr. Major L.
Jemison, president, Progressive
National Baptist; Bishop Gilbert
Patterson, Presiding Bishop,
Church of God in Christ; Rev. Dr.
William Shaw, president, National
Baptist USA:
This is just a sampling of the
Ebony 100+ list. To read it is like a
history in the making course and
something that every child and
adult should devour for there is
much to learn by just reading the
list and looking on the faces of men
and women who look like us and
the accomplishments that they have
This list should be an inspiration
to every black child, teenager,
college student, and any adult
striving for success. You will find
even more interesting facts by
reading the list.

Bend welcomes Loretta Lyn Smith, new executive director

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JACKSONVILLE Connie Bend has retires after 25 years of
dedicated service to the long-term care industry. The residents and staff
of Harts Harbor bid farewell to Connie amidst much crying and
laughing at a Caribbean themed retirement party. Bend has held local,
state and national positions with the industry but says after much prayer
that she has found peace in this decision. She loves the Bahamas, and
consequently, she has partnered with Connie Sue to open "Bahamas
Travel Inc." Connie is not disappearing in retiring from one industry,
as she endeavors to start a whole new career.

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Mt. Sinai's Women's
Ministry to host
Breakfast May 7I1
The Women's Ministry, Sister
Wallette Gundy, leader; of Mt.
Sinai Baptist Church, 2036 Silver
St., R. L. Gundy, Pastor; will host
their Annual Mother/Daughter
Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday,
May 7, 2005, B. J. Lane Fellowship
Hall. This year's theme is "Mot-
hers, Priceless Pearls from God".
Sister Anne Barr of Mt. Sinai
will be the speaker for the occasion
and Sister Emma Holmes of Bethel
Baptist Institutional will be the
guest soloist. The public is invited.
For reservations, call 354-7249.
First AME Gospel
Ensemble Elite Auction
The Gospel Ensemble of First
AME Church, 92 Old Kings Road,
Palm Coast, Rev. Dr. Gillard S.
Glover, Pastor; invites the public to
enjoy food, fun and entertainment
as you indulge yourself at The Elite
Auction beginning at 11 a.m. on
Saturday, April 30, 2005.
If you wish to donate items for
the auction, call (386) 740-0808.

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.com

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 7h
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
The Keynote Speaker will be
Sis. Donna Thompson, of the

Stage Aurora to
Present "Mahalia"
A Gospel Musical
Stage Aurora is bringing a great
Mother's Day Gift to Jacksonville:
"Mahalia" A Gospel Musical.
SThis 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.

Linwood Church of Christ, Detroit,
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 54h 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
West Union Baptist
to Hold 0oly 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' Ltaiit; 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,

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

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
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 15th. Evangelist
Marcelia Treant will be the speaker at
the Closing Service at 8 p.m. on
Sunday, May 15, 2005.

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National Black Police Assoc. to Hold 33d
Education/Training Conference in lax

Rev. John Allen Newman, Pastor
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

The Southern Region of the
National Black Police Association
Inc. will hold its 33rd Annual
Education and Training Conference
at the Hyatt Regency (Adam's
Mark) Hotel on the Jacksonville
Riverfront May 4-8, 2005.
A Prayer Breakfast will kick off
the conference on Wednesday, May
4 with the Rev. Dr. John Allen
Newman as the keynote speaker.
Representatives from the May-
or's, Sheriffs and State Attorney's
Offices, as well as the City Council

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
'Fello0ship" from'0' a.fr'tO Ip:m. on Satirday, 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.

Dr. Rudolph W. McKissick Jr.

will bring greetings to the opening
session at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday's activities will culmi-
nate with a Scholarship Dance.
The Jacksonville Chapter of the
National Black Police Association
will honor Rev. Rudolph W.
McKissick Sr., Dr. Arnett Gira-
deau, Councilperson Pat Lockett-
Felder, Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.,
Dr. Charles Dailey, posthumously;
and Retired Police Officers L.
Jerome Spates and Christopher A.
Robinson. The presentations will
be made at the Community Awards
Banquet at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
May 7, 2005.
Individual tickets and tables of
ten are available for churches,
fraternities, sororities and other
organizations. For reservations and
ticket information, please call
Anthony Rogers at 334-7447.

St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church

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Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor

Weekly Services

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

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Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Jr.
Senior Pastor

Radio Ministry -
WCGL 1360 AM
Thursday 8:15 8:45 a.m.
AM 1400
Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.

TVMinistry -
WTLV Channel 12
Sunday 6:30 a.m.

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5863 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 768-8800 Phone (904) 768-3800 Fax
"The Church That Reaches Up To God And Out To Man"


Pastor Ernie L. Murray, Sr.

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)

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PastOxr-3Laxxdoni LX. Willi4 mm Sr., 3. Mian.
1880 Wesm*Edge vrood Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32208

"Seeking the lost for Christ" Matthew 28: 19-20.
8:00 a.m.-Early Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.-Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30-7 p.m. Bible Study
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
v1it ouir web site at www.gmbc.net / E-mail GreaterMac@aol.com


Evangel Temple Assembly of God

Jt'o gime o, Vbit With Ub.

Sunday, May 1st
8:25 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Are You Hungry for the Presence of God?
(It's Time to be Filled with the Holy Spirit)
*'Do You Want to Go to a New Level Spirituality?
Jesus said, "Out of Your Belly Shall Flow Rivers of Living Water."

Pastor Cecil and Pauline Wiggins
5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

Website: www.evangeltempleag.org
Email: evangeljax@comcast.net



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Shown above are pastor McKissick, Sr. and his wife being presented keys to their new 2006 Lincoln Navigator, first family listens and praises on the front pew, (Bottom) Guest speakers Rev. John Newman and Rev.
Robert Burkins of East Orange, NJ, Rev. Newman praises from the pulpit, longtime church member Ms. Camilla Thompson is joined by Mrs. Charlotte Stewart at the festivities. R. SILVER PHOTOS

Bethel Baptist Institution Church Honors Pastor Sr.'s 39th Anniversary

Text and Photo by Rhonda Silver
The Bethel Baptist Institutional Church held a Star Studded Affair
on Sunday, April 24, 2005, to salute a 5 Star Bishop, Rev. Rudolph W.
McKissick Sr. for his 39 years of excellence in pastoral leadership in
the Bethel pulpit. Created, Called and Commissioned for the Work of
Ministry, this man of God continues to serve with fervor, the.church,
the community, and the nation.
Dr. Rudolph W. McKissick Sr., known to many as a "Father in the

Gospel Artists (GAP Movement) Unite to

Address the Music Business Practices
WASHINGTON/PRN A coalition of gospel artists, songwriters,
industry executives and church leaders have announced the formation
of the Gospel Artists Progressive (GAP) Movement, a new alliance that
has pledged to raise awareness of the music industry's business
practices. The non-profit group aims to educate those concerned about
recording contracts, copyrights, publishing rights and financial business
issues that have recently emerged as the popularity of gospel music has
risen, and more. The -Gospel Industry's leaders and stars have
participated in the organization of GAP to empower those that make the
gospel industry succeed. A gospel music summit is set for August '05.
If you are a gospel recording artist, writer, promoter, recording
company owner, contact GAP for more information at: Alonza@westin
rinehart.e.eom; or http://www.gapmovement.org; or contact Alonzo
Robertson at (202) 466-1933.

Ministry," began his pastorate April 1, 1966. He has inspired more than
50 men and women to heed the call to minister, including his partner in
the pastorate, Dr. Rudolph W. McKissick Jr. The father and son form
am unbeatable team that is affectionately called "The Dynamic Duo".
With his commitment to education; Rev. McKissick Sr. has initiated
the implementation of more than twenty-five (25) new ministries at
Bethel. There is simply no end to his vision, love and giving.
Dr. McKissick Sr. is noted as being instrumental in the purchase of
an entire block of property, which provided space for a new much
needed larger Sanctuary, a Family Life Center, and an Educational
Building. The Educational Building was named in his honor,
recognizing him for his commitment to education. In recognition of his
many accomplishments, the City of Jacksonville agreed to rename the
former Hogan Street leading to Bethel to Rev. Rudolph W. McKissick
Sr. Boulevard.
He is also applauded for augmenting the joint 130t Anniversary
Celebration of First Baptist Church downtown and Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church, which reunited the churches, for the first time
since 1838. He is the recipient of many awards and citations
including the 1992 Humanitarian Award form NCCJ; the first African
American to receive the Human Relations Aiar~id froni the City of
Jacksonville; the 2003 Bernard V. Gregory Servant Leader Awardfrom
Volunteer Jacksonville; and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from
Bethune-Cookman College.
For many years, Rev. McKissick Sr. served One Church, One Child
of Florida, in many capacities of leadership; and he continues to serve
on many boards and other positions of leadership to the community.

The celebratory day began with praise. Rev. Robert N. Burkins Sr.
of the Elmwood United Presbyterian Church in East Orange, New
Jersey, preached in earnest at the morning service.
World renown concert pianist, producer, arranger and orchestrator,
Joseph Joubert, brought the congregation to their feet with his
breathtaking rendition of "Amazing Grace."
At 5 p.m., the procession began. Rev. Rudolph W. McKissick Sr.
and his lovely wife, First Lady Estelle Teresa Williams McKissick,
were seated with their family. The Proclamation of God's Word was
preached by Rev.. John Allen Newman, Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church of Jacksonville, Florida.
The McKissicks were showered with "love offerings" by the
Ministry and Trustee Boards, but the honored couple was truly
surprised when they were presented with the keys to a 2005 Champaign
Lincoln Navigator, parked outside the Sanctuary, waiting for them.
The reception which followed the presentations featured live music,
fellowship, delicious food, and more presentations.
What a time..... what a time!

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"Churches across the nation

are singing the praises

of Body & Soul."
Vickie Winans, gospel artist and national Body & Soul spokesperson

"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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Illinois Legislators Seek to Remedy
CHICAGO A bill designed to The proposed "African Ameri- Newspapers that "African
fight the growing AIDS epidemic can HIV/AIDS Response Act, Americans are about 13 percent of
in the Black community has passed known as House Bill 2578, has far the population in Illinois,, but
out of committee and will soon be reaching provisions that calls for unfortunately, we are victims of
addressed by the main body of the the creation of liaisons in the HIV/AIDS at percentages that far
Illinois House of Representatives. Governor's Office, an AIDS Czar, exceed that. We believe that special
as well as, in the Departments of efforts have to be made in our state
0 vPublic Health, Human Services, to address this issue."
and Corrections, to coordinate Lloyd Kelly, executive director
b efforts against HIV/AIDS in the of the Southside-based. (Chicago)
-African American community. Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation,
Illinois 32nd District State Rep. whose mission is to raise the
__ Constance Howard is sponsoring awareness level about the HIV/
the bill. The proposed legislation AIDS crisis impacting the Black
-- -- mandates that HIV educational community, helped Howard draft
materials and services be made the legislation.
available on government websites, At the House committee hearing
in correctional facilities, and in on the bill, Kelly said, "Blacks are
S. State offices, particularly those 13 percent of the state population,
servicing Black communities. but statistics indicate we. account
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A Word to

S- My Sistas
We must be sleeping, each of
us. Or our minds are distracted
.with the pain, hate, and disgust.
Despite this state of great
despair. We must get focused and
"- stay aware.
Sistas each and every one of you
Listen to me, let me give you a clue
are.... As it is told.
HIV/AIDS has taken its toll on
our Sistas young and old.
'" Stop a minute, listen and know!
S- Let us cease this dreadful
dominating foe.
Let's not deal with this lying
down or we'll lose this battle pound
for pound.
"om My beautiful Sistas please take a
Take back your health which is
in demand. Let's put a stop to our
S frivolous ways. That have caused
P us grief and shortened our days.
SHear me Sistas, her and now.
S Take back your bodies, make this
0 11 your vow;,, Chyrile D. Dixon
S Licensed Praztl .Vurse
(Appalled at the latest statistics
released by the CDC, and with first
hand professional knowledge, Ms.
Dixon was inspired to submit the
S""above "warning poem" to the
Westside Gazette, Ft. Lauderdale.)

AARP Urges You to Contact

Your Members of Congress
The solution should 't be worse than the problem
No private accounts with Social Security dollars!
Social Security has always been a binding obligation between
generations for decades. Social Security has kept the promises
made to current and future retirees that the system they paid into
all their working lives would be there for them when they retired
or faced an unforeseen disability or death in the family. And,
despite the doom and gloom emanating from many in
Washington, there's no reason to believe that Social Security
can't continue to keep those promises for generations to come.
Social Security needs to be strengthened now for our children
and grandchildren. But the solution shouldn't be worse than the
SPrivate accounts that drain money out of Social Security
clearly are a "solution" that is far worse than the problem.
Private accounts will inevitably lead to cuts in.guaranteed Social
Security benefits, while passing a huge bill on to future
By making reasonable changes now we can honor our
obligations to all generations. And -the sooner we turn to a
national debate about what changes best meet the needs of all
generations, the sooner we can get to a solution that meets the
needs of all Americans.
But we'll never get to that national solution until we dismiss
the idea that private accounts created out of Social Security are a
solution rather than a problem. AND THAT'S WHERE YOU
CALL your Senators and Representatives TODAY!

The solution shouldn't be worse than the problem.

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

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HIV/AIDS Dilemma with Legislation

Lloyd Kelly, executive director of the Chicago's South Side-based
"Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation," whose mission is to raise the
awareness level about the HIV/AIDS crisis impacting the Black
population across the United States.

to Manage and

Afford Senior Health Care

ere are lots of jokes poking fun tion drugs. All Medicare beneficiar-
owing old. For instance, you ies are eligible for a discount drug
You're getting older when card, and the cards provide substan-
'thing hurts and what doesn't tial discounts on nearly all prescrip-
doesn't work. Likewise, the ti6n,medications.
n in your eye now comes from Seniors who do not currently have
un hitting your bifocals. prescription drug coverage should
little humor can go a long way immediately contact Medicare to
dealing with getting older, but I) f qualify and take advantage of the
ng healthy choices is no laugh- j discount drug program's benefits.
matter. Besides prescription drugs, even
r example, people age 65 and medical supplies such as those
are taking more prescription needed to manage diabetes can be
)ver-the-counter medicines than .. obtained at a discount. There are
other age group. While these "' different types, of drug discount
work wonders, they only cards, but one should look for the
when they are actually taken. card that says "Medicare Ap-
.black community, seniors will proved." This ensures the card is
ionally neglect taking their backed by a reputable and finan-
cations if they are "having a cially-stable company.
day." Others sometimes skip recommends seniors do a few sim- After the Medicare recipient se-
cations as a cost-saving meas- pie things to help manage their lects the card best suited for them
health care regimen: and provides some basic informa-
s risk is unacceptable. Ask about the right way to take tion, the card is immediately acti-
ere are two important things to any medicine before using it. vated.
nber in the quest to stay Keep a list of all prescribed Health care choices are not al-
ly, feel better and save medications on the refrigerator door ways easy, but the drug discount
y. First, understand the impor- or similar central location as both a card program is one of many ways
of taking medications cor- reminder and an alert to others in to improve one's health without
Second, ease the financial case of emergency. risking financial peril.
n of prescription medications Make sure health care providers Concerned seniors need not worry
hiding out about the new Medi- are aware of all the prescribed medi- about going it alone when putting
approved prescription drug cations to prevent harmful drug in- their medical affairs in or-
unt cards. teractions, der. Doctors should be coisulted'to
oss the nation, health care Find out ,%hat must be done if a- ensure -they possess:'-corisolidated -;
lers say a common senior dose is missed. copies of medical records. Pastors
laint is the many different Refill prescriptions early and trusted family members also be
nations they must remember to enough so they never run out unex- enlisted to help make sound deci-
This, however, is a hassle pectedly. sions. Even the agency that runs
e must learn to accommodate. Then there's the problem of the Medicare has information and peo-
ler for medicines to be con- high cost of miracle drugs, pie ready to help navigate the health
ly effective, they must be con- While everyone can all use help care process.
1 on the appropriate sched- paying for prescription drugs, an- Those registered for the Medicare
This is particularly important other benefit for seniors is the new prescription drug card may also be
black community, where hy- Medicare-approved prescription eligible for an additional $600 credit
sion and diabetes have had a drug cards. Just last year, the gov- to assist with the cost of medica-
:ating effect. ernment started a program to help tions.
National Institute of Health seniors pay for the costs ofprescrip-

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.

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 pem.
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

Get Real! You don't have
to eat like this to prevent diabetes.
Over 45 and overweight? Talk to your health care
provider about the small steps you can take to
prevent diabetes. For free information about
preventing diabetes, call. 1-800-438-5383.
small st ys "

A message from the National Diabetes Education Program, sponsored by the
National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

World of Nations
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 13th 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.

licare Rights Seminar
ursdav, May 19, 2005, 11 a.m.

Senior EXPO Know
Visit the Medicare booth at the Senior Expo MEDI(ARE
on May 18 & 19 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
ive FREE information on health topics: Benefits,
diabetes, Mammography, Flu 8 Pneumonia
g Home & Home Health Comparison Information Right
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for 70 percent of the state
population, but statistics indicate
we account for 70 percent of new
HIV infections, 50 percent of all
AIDS cases.
"There can be a lot of reasons,
but no one seems to understand
why in other communities, the rates
are coming down, but in the
African American community
they are going up." This appears
to be a national trend.
Kelly adds that the legislation
was not only drafted out of cultural
concerns, but also to address fiscal
"The question becomes, what is
the impact of these Black HIV/
AIDS statistics on the entire state
of Illinois," Kelly says.
"The question becomes, what is
the impact of these Black
HIV/AIDS statistics on the entire
state of Illinois," Kelly says.
Citing the most recent informa-
tion from the Illinois Department of
Public Health, he notes that there
are 14,442 people in Illinois living
with AIDS.
"This is costing local, county,
state, and federal governments a
combined $50,000 per person, per
year, for a total of $722 million
annually," Kelly says. "Every time
there's a new infection, we add
another $50,000 to the costs, and
this is for a disease that is 100
percent preventable.
The fact that the spread of
HIV/AIDS is preventable through
testing etc. should prompt every
state to put emphasis on testing and
education, as well as treatment.
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 Thudray -- Saturday, May 5, 61
&I'!7,-: 20o-on the Campus .of
Historical Edward Waters 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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What's Real
By Daaimah Poole11
What's Real zeros in on three Phila- I J
delphia twenty-somethings, Janelle,
'Natalie, and Tanya, who are all going to
lose it if they don't get a break from .
their dull daily routines. Janelle has had
it with her boring job as assistant man- .
ager at a clothing store, and with her ,
freeloading family who've "tempor- I
arily" moved in with her. As for Natalie, '. '
with a baby to take care of and a hus-
band who won't even change a diaper,
she needs a time-out, and a little excite-
ment. Tanya is just looking for a good
time and a man with a thick wallet.
Tanya, nicknamed "China," for her
china-doll beauty, has never even had a
job; she counts on the support of the many men she attracts.
Given the chance, these girls like to play, and their playground of
choice is Miami. Almost as soon as they hit the beach they find them-
selves drawn into a fast-moving, flashy world populated by rappers,
balers, celebrities and VIPs with cash to burn. Before this wild ride is
over, one of them is going to party a little too hard, one is going to find
out what's most important to her, and one is going to change her mind
about her old life. Along the way, all three of them will learn that all
that glitters isn't gold, and a good reality is worth way more than a fleet-
ing fantasy.

Steps to Organizing a

Successful Family Reunion

By Deanna Roberts
All across America, the summer
months are a perfect time to recon-
nect with your family. A family
reunion offers families a chance to
celebrate the past and create a fu-
ture together. However, the
thought of actually planning the
event often deters people from
what seems like an overwhelming
task. That's why Deanna Roberts,
Founder and CEO of D.R. Roberts
Events Management Inc. devel-
oped five simple steps to organize
a successful family reunion.
"Family reunions are for all gen-
erations. Getting the younger and
older generations involved in fam-
ily activities will ensure a success-
ful and memorable reunion," com-
ments Roberts.
Roberts Offers Five Steps to
Organize a Successful Family Re-
1. In order to make educated
decisions, gather as much informa-
tion up front. To begin, contact the
host city Convention & Visitors
Bureau or hire an event planner,
comments Roberts. They will as-
sist you with all of the local hotels,
dining facilities, caterers entertain-
ment, parks for family outings,
attractions etc.

2. Form a reunion committee
within your family, ideally with a
representative from each genera-
tion present. Designate one person
as the chair of the committee then
create a theme for the reunion. The
chair will work with the event
planner (or alone), to meet with
local venues and businesses. "The
committee should schedule activi-
ties for children as well as adults,"
says Roberts.
3. Determining your budget is
crucial. Consider contacting a local
sponsor to help subsidize a portion
of your event. Budget permitting,
hire an event planner. Plainers
have numerous resources and are
able to negotiate with local busi-
nesses. They can help you with
contract negotiations, deadlines,
timelines, invitations and reports
on your progress, alleviating your-
self of a lot of stress and time.
4. Communication is key! Use
regular mail and the internet to
spread the word. Ask a younger
family member to create a website
keqpjpg, yE"r,.,fa~ily, informed af,,,
the weekend itinerary. "Send out a
reunion newsletter for those family
members without internet access,"
suggests Roberts. "Encourage the
entire family to help promote the .
event to each other!"
5. Honor the elders. Create proc-
lamations or plaques to the longest
surviving family members. Create
a family tree and encourage family
members to complete it. Make a
tradition of hold regular family
reunions. "The benefits of a close
knot family will outweigh all the
preparation needed," states Rob-


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t Its 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Summit
Woman Who Has Shaped My World World Leaership Summit, $250
Contest, by visiting shopping spree, and dinner at a New
www.essence.com. Submissions York City restaurant.
must be in the form of a 250 word or The Leadership Summit fee
less essay, expressing how the ex- includes breakfast, lunch, seminars,
ceptional person has inspired them cocktail reception, conference mate-
to live life to the fullest. One lucky rials, special gifts, opportunities for
winner will receive a fabulous trip to networking communications and a
New York City for her and her one-year subscription to Essence
nominator, tickets to attend The magazine. Call 1-800-969-0377 for
Women Who Are Shaping the more details.

Essence magazine will host its
second annual Women Who Are
Shaping the World Leadership Sum-
mit on October 21 at The Pierre in
New York City. The Leadership
Summit is a day of enrichment de-
signed to help Black women work-
ing across the career spectrum and as
entrepreneurs, explore topics, issues
and concerns that most profoundly
affect them in the workplace and in
building their businesses.
Last year's unprecedented sold-
out event deeply impacted the lives
of over 500 attendees, who over-
whelmingly agree that the event is
like no other. The 2005 Women
Who Are Shaping the World Leader-
ship Summit participants will inter-
act with a myriad of the most ac-

complished African-American lead-
ers in business, government acade-
mia, media and the arts. The non-
traditional intimate setting enables
panelists and attendees to share in-
sight and expertise, as they enjoy a
day of transformation. Mellody
Hobson, president of Ariel Capital
Management, will serve as the con-
ference's luncheon keynote speaker.
Panelists will be announced in up-
coming weeks.
As part of the Summit's initia-
tive, Essence invites readers to enter
the Woman Who Has Shaped My
World Contest. The contest is de-
signed to celebrate a woman who
provides spiritual and emotional
empowerment to others. Starting
May 12, individuals can enter. The

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Future Moguls Age 17 and under
Black Enterprise will launch its annual business
gathering on May 18 with the purpose of encouraging
entrepreneurship at every level. The Black Enterprise "-"
Entrepreneurs Conference, taking place at the Wynd-
ham Anatole in Dallas, also features a separate pro-
gram for youth ages 7-17. The Kidpreneurs.'
Teenpreneurs Conference, is designed to teach its
students participants the fundamentals of business
ownership while simultaneously encouraging sav ing and investing.
In JanuarN 200, Black Enterprise introduced the Black Wealth Ini-
liati\e, ten financial guidelines with the goal of encouraging fiscal re-
sponsibility and promoting financial security for American families.
"What's important about this year's conference is the integration of the
Black Wealth Initiative and its principles into the Kidpreneurs"
Teenpreneurs program." says BE Editor Tanisha A. Sykes.
The program offers step-b)-step financial instruction at three levels.
Presidents Club (14-17). Future CEOs (ages 11-14). and Junior Execu-
tives (ages7- to 10). Attendees will learn how to develop an idea into a
business plan. set goals and achieve them, advance leadership skills, col-
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She Speak
All poet, lyricists, singers and
musicians are invited to attend She
Speaks. The event will be each
Wednesday from 8:00 p.m. 10:00
p.m. at the Fuel Caf6 (1037 Park
St.) Poets get 1s Drink Free! For
more information, please call 502-
Learn to Read
Tutoring Sessions
Learn To Read is sponsoring its
Winter Tutoring sessions to prepare
volunteers to tutor in the
Jacksonville Reads Adult Literacy
Program. Potential tutors will be
required to attend two sessions.
Session will be held on Saturdays
and Thursdays each month
throughout March. For more
information, call 399-8894.
Free GED Classes and
ABE Classes
Applications are now being
accepted for the spring semester
GED and ABE classes at
Community Connections/A. L.
Lewis Center, 3655 Ribault Scenic
Dr. GED Classes are held on
Monday and Wednesdays from
9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and ABE
classes are held on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until
1:00 p.m. This is a free program
which offers individual in-depth
instruction. Free childcare is
available to parents with children.
from age six weeks to three years
old. Also, transportation. is
provided for persons in 06, 08, and
09 zip codes areas. For additional
information, please call 764-5686.
Safety Day
The Duval County Health
Department is sponsoring Family
Water Safety Fair. Splash Into
Summer Safety on Saturday, April
30, 2005 from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00
p.m. at Adventure Landing. This
free family water safety fair is
designed to encourage Jacksonville
residents to stay safe in and around
the water during the 2005 summer
swimming season. The event will
provide information and education
on pool safety, ocean safety, child.
drowning, health fairs, games,
prizes and giveaways. For more
information, please call 630-3344.

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
JMOMA Caribbean
The Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art will have their
Caribbean Celebration on Friday,
April 29, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. -
10:00 p.m. The second anniversary
extravaganza will feature
Caribbean sounds,. food and
festivities in addition to a silent
auction. For more information,
please call 366-6911, ext 208.
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.
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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World of Nations PRIDE Meeting
Celebration The next PRIDE Book Club
The Annual World of Nations meeting will be held on May 6,
Celebration will be held April 28 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of
May 1, 2005 at Metropolitan Park. Goddy Efeizeme in Springfield.
Join your friends and neighbors on The book for discussion will be
an exciting trip around the globe at Church Folk by Michele Andrea.
the 13th Annual World of Nations For more information or directions,
Celebration. Participants will please call 598-9579. The next
celebrate the rich cultural traditions meeting will be held on June 3,
and unique heritage of people from 2005. The book for discussion will
around the world through cuisine, be Hard Left: Straight Talk about
artistry and customs from lands the Wrongs of the Right by Tavis
near and far. Saturday night Smiley.
features an incredible fireworks Spring Gardening Class
showcase choreographed to music On Friday, May 6, 2005 from
specialty chosen for the World of 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. the
Nations Celebration. For more Mandarin Garden Club, 2892
information, please call 630-3690. Loretta Rd. will host a class on
Shrimp Festival "Spring Gardening". Participants
The Eight Flags Shrimp will learn what to do for spring,
Festival will be held in historic choosing native plants, how to
downtown Fernandina Beach, identify and control invasives,
April 29, 30 & May 1, 2005, and composting demonstrations, and
the Annual Shrimp Festival Pirate everything about spiders in the
Parade will be held Thursday, April landscape. Plants will also be for
28, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. For more sale. There is a $5 charge to attend,
information, visit plus an optional $5 optional make-
www.shrimpfestival.com your-own worm bin. Pre-
registration is required by May 3r .
Spring Concert For more information call 387-
The Jacksonville Children's 8850.
Chorus will present their Annual Spring Bike Bar-B-Q
Spring Concert with the theme "A The first annual Spring Bike
River Runs Through It" on Sunday, Bar-B-Q, designed to "Bring Unity
May 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. The in the Bike Community", will
benefit will be held at the Times feature food, fun and entertainment.
Union Center for the Performing It will be held at W.M. Raines High
Arts. Dinner will immediately School on Saturday, May 7, 2005
follow the, concert. For more from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For
information and/or tickets, please further information regarding the
call 384-6001. picnic please email
Freedom Rally bakebi@ students.fccj.org.
The Freedom Rally will take Doing Business
place on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, ing u e
at the Jacksonville Landing. The with the DOT
show will begin at 6:30 p.m. The The Florida Department of
event will feature live bands, Transportation will host a
rappers, speakers, and other workshop to identify the range of
entertainment. The event is free and products and services purchased by
open.,,t) the public.,,,Fer more District Two of the DOT. The
information, please call Cedric workshop will be held on Tuesday,
Twillie at 449-4547. May 10, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. -
Mr. & Ms. Sojourner 8:00 p.m. at the Ben Durham
Truth High S l Business Center. Participants are
Truth High School encouraged to register early. For
Pageant more information or to register call
The Sojourner Truth High 634-0543.
School of Humanities and Grow Your Herbs
Technology will hold their first The Duval County Extension
annual Mr. & Ms. Sojourner Truth Service will hold a class on Grow
High School Pageant on Thursday, Your Herbs and Eat Them Too, on
May 5, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. The Wednesday, May 11, 2005 from
pageant will be held at the 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Museum of Modern Urban Gardening Field Office,
Art located at 333 N. Laura St. The (1007 Superior St.). There is an
event is open to the public. For all $8.00 fee at the door and seating is
interested sponsors and to purchase limited to 24 people. To pre-
tickets please call 699-2842. register please call 387-8850.


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OPCWC Meeting
The Orange Park Christian
Women's Club will meet on
Thursday, May 12, 2005 from 1:30
a.m. 1:00 p.m. at the Eagle
Harbor Golf Club, 2217 Eagle
Harbor Parkway in Orange Park.
The meeting will feature fashions
by Round Robin and speaker
Marsha Wilkins will share a story
that will inspire you and encourage
you. For reservations, please
contact Elaine Townsend at 215-
Gardening Workshop
There will be an Gardening
Workshop on Thursday, May 12,
2005 from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Topics include Adding Color to
Your Landscape, Propagating
Plants from cuttings, and Tips to
Care for the Spring Landscape. The
program is at the office on 1010 N.
McDuff Ave. and the cost is $5 to
attend. Please call 387-8850 to
register or for more information.
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
Annual Caribbean
On Saturday, May 14, 2005 the
Carnival Organization will present
its Annual Carnival full of
Caribbean flavor such as food,
music and atmosphere at a
Barbeque Block Party at Ribs on
Wheels. The venue is located at
626 May St., off Roselle St next to
Blue Cross Blue Shield. The
Carenival will begin at 9:00 p.m.
and end at 2:00 a.m. For more
information, please call 294-2898.
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.

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Book Signing
Bestselling author Daaimah S.
Poole will be in Jacksonville to talk
about her new book, What's Real at
Books-A-Million at Regency,
(9400-015 Atlantic Blvd.) on
Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2:00
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
Quantum 05'
Jacksonville Centre'of the Arts
will present "Quantum 05"', their
annual benefit concert at LaVilla
School of the Arts on Friday, May
20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. proceeds will
benefit the school's programs. For
more information and/or tickets,
call 355-5551.
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-
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.
Spring Music Festival
The City of Jacksonville will
present their annual Spring Music
Festival on Saturday, May 28,
2005 at Metropolitan Park. This
year's Memorial Day Weekend free
concert will feature the Godfather
of Soul James Brown and Macy
Gray. For more information, please
call 630-3690.
Nautical Flea Market
The 6th Annual Northeast Florida
Nautical Flea Market will be held
on Saturday, April 30, 2005 -
Sunday,. May 1, 2005 at Beach
Marine on Beach Blvd. Come meet
Blackbeards Crew while you shop
for a boat load (100 booths) of
everything nautical. It's all here
new & used fishing equipment,
water sports, diving, jewelry,
clothing, furniture and much more.
For more information, please call
Karen or Bill Just at 992-9555 or




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the top of Billboard, "Give us our free," Diggs as a hotshot lawyer whose
SMariah Carey will soon turn her atten- bachelor/player status took a turn
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experience as the daughter of a white mom and half Foster ("Finding Neverland,"
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album, solo CD and release of new groups, the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that
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Italian Beef
and Fennel Salad (above)
Total preparation and cooking time:
1 hour
2 boneless beef top loin (strip)
steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (8 ounces
each) or 1 boneless beef top sirloin
steak, cut 3/4 inch thick (1 pound)
2 medium red bell peppers, cut into
1-inch pieces
8 ounces asparagus, cut into 2-inch
2 cups uncooked whole-wheat spi-
ral pasta
1 large fennel bulb
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning
/cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon minced garlic
/teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1. Heat oven to 4250E Place bell
peppers and asparagus on metal
baking pan; spray vegetables with
nonstick cooking spray. Roast in

425'F oven 20 to 23 minutes or
until tender. Set aside; cool. Whisk
vinaigrette ingredients in small
bowl until blended. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile cook pasta accord-
ing to package directions, omitting
oil and salt; drain. Set aside; cool.
Remove feathery tops from fennel
bulb, reserving several for garnish,
if desired. Trim and discard fennel
stalks from bulb. Cut bulb length-
wise into quarters; remove and dis-
card core. Thinly slice fennel quar-
ters lengthwise. Place sliced fennel,
pasta and onion in large bowl.
3. Press garlic-pepper seasoning
evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large
nonstick skillet over medium heat
until hot. Place top loin steaks in
skillet; cook 10 to 12 minutes for
medium rare to medium doneness
(top sirloin steak, 10 to 13 minutes
for medium rare to medium done-
ness), turning once.
4. Carve steak into thin slices. Add
steak slices and roasted vegetables
to pasta mixture; toss to coat evenly
with vinaigrette. Garnish with
reserved fennel tops, if desired.
Makes 4 servings

Cook's Tip: Fennel is an aromatic
plant with a pale green base. It can
be found near similar root vegeta-
bles such as celery in the produce
section at your local grocer.
Nutrition information per serving,
using beef top loin: 467 calories, 14g
fat, 56mg cholesterol 341mg sodium,
54g carbohydrate, 9. gfiber, 36gpro-
tein, 1.6mg niacin, 1 Omg vitamin B-6,
. 4mcg vitamin B-12, 5.6mg iron,
6 5mg zinc

Thai Beef and Cucumber
Salad (shown right)
Total preparation and cooking
time: 45 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes to 2
1 pound beef top round steak or 1
pound beef shoulder center steaks
(Ranch Steaks), cut 3/4 inch thick
1 English or hothouse cucumber,
cut length wise in half, then cross-
wise into thin slices
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh
2 tablespoons chopped unsalted

1 Cut beef steak
length ise in half, then
crosswise into 1/8-inch
thick strips. Combine beef mari-
nade ingredients in large bowl. Add
beef; toss to coat. Cover and mari-
nate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 2
2. Whisk cucumber marinade
ingredients in medium bowl until
sugar is dissolved. Stir in cucumber.
Cover and marinate in refrigerator
30 minutes. Drain cucumber, dis-
card marinade. Set aside.
3. Remove steak from marinade;
discard marinade. Heat oil in large
skillet over medium-high heat until
hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2
minutes or until outside surface of
beef is no longer pink. (Do not
overcook.) Remove from skillet.
Repeat with remaining beef.
4. Toss cucumber, tomatoes,
cilantro and peanuts in large bowl.
Divide evenly among 4 plates.
Arrange steak slices over salad.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition information per serving,
using beeftop round- 281 calories, 12g
fat, 61mg cholesterol 484mg sodium,
lOg carbohydrate, 2.3g fiber, 32g pro-
tein, 69mg niacin, 0.5mg vitamin B-6,
1.5mcg vitamin B-12, 2.8mg iron,

5.2mg zinc
Samba Beef Salad
Total preparation and cooking time:
30 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes to 2
2 beef shoulder center steaks
(Ranch Steaks), cut 3/4 inch thick
(8 ounces each) or 1 boneless beef
top sirloin steak, cut 3/4 inch thick
(1 pound)
1 package (5 ounces) mixed salad
greens (6 cups)
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
or cherries
1/4 cup pepitas, toasted
1/4 cup prepared tomatillo salsa
2 tablespoons crumbled queso
fresco cheese or crumbled goat
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 to 2 minced chipotle peppers in
adobo sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tsp coarse grind black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Whisk dressing ingredients in

small bowl. Place beef steaks and
2/3 cup dressing in food-safe plastic
bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag
securely and marinate in refrigera-
tor 30 minutes to 2 hours, turning
occasionally. Cover and reserve
remaining dressing in refrigerator.
2. Remove steaks from marinade;
discard marinade. Place steaks on
grid over medium, ash-covered
coals. Grill, covered, 9 to 11 min-
utes for medium rare to medium
doneness (top sirloin steak, 13 to 16
minutes for medium rare to medium
doneness), turning once. Carve
steaks into thin slices; season with
salt, as desired.
3. Toss greens with cranberries,
pepitas and reserved dressing.
Divide greens evenly among 4
plates. Arrange steak slices over
greens. Spoon salsa over steak
slices; sprinkle with cheese.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition information per serving,
using beef shoulder center: 376 calo-
ries, 15gfat, 61mg cholesterol 318mg
sodium, 36g carbohydrate, 4.2g fiber,
26g protein, 4.Omg niacin, 0.5mg vita-
min B-6 2.7mcg vitamin B-12, 4.4mg
iron, 6.3mg zinc


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