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SEven in Times
I Dividing Line
It Real With
Two African Americans Wins 500K
MacArthur Foundation Grant
A lobsterman from Maine, an oncologist from
Nigeria and the first woman to lead a major
American symphony are among Ihe 25 people
chosen for this year's MacArthur Foundation
"genius grants," $500,000 that recipients can use
however they wish.
Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade, 48. left Nigeria for
Chicago as a young woman and became an inter-
national leader in breast cancer research, recently focusing on the molec-
ular genetics of breast cancer in women of African heritage.
Now director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at the
University of Chicago Medical Center, she regular\ returns to Nigeria to
train doctors in the latest cancer treatments and research.
"To have an opportunity to leverage my position here to help under-
served, underpnrlleged, understudied patients
has really\ been m\ life's mission." Olopade said.
"I'm blo. n a\%a someone took notice "
The other recipient of color is Violinist Aaron
Dworkin, 35, who started the Detroit-based
Sphinx Organization to boost the number of
'oung minorities in classical music careers by
providing them with instruments, training and
performance opportunities Three of his gradu-
ates joined U.S. orchestras in the past year.
Grandmother Released From Jail
For Looting In New Orleans
GRETNA. La .- A 73-sear-old woman \ho was
jailed for more than tro weeks after authorities "
accused her of looting has been released.
NMerlene NMaten said the first thing she wanted to
do \as visit her x(I-N ear-old husband.
"I thank God this ordeal is over." she said after
being released from the pansh jail. "I did nothing -
wrong." Police arrested MNaten the da\ after
Humcane Katrnna on charges she took $63 50 in
goods from a looted deli. Her bail had been set at /
Family\ and ee\ e irnesses insist she only had gone to her car to get some
sausage to eat when officers cuffed her in fnistration, unable to catch
youngerr looters at a nearb\ store.
Maten still must face the looting charge at a court hearing in October.
But the family. armed with several w\\nesses. intends to prove she was
Besse Coleman to Be Enshrined in
the National Aviation Hall of Fame
The National Aviation Hall of Fame
(NAHF) has announced that the late
aviatri\. Bessie Coleman. \,ill be
among its four incoming enshrinees
at the 45th Annual Enshrinement
;2 Dinner & Ceremony in Dayton.
SColeman as the first American of
color, male or female, to earn a pilots
license. The Atlanta. Texas, native
was born in 1893. evenruall mo\ Ing to Chicago %\ here she %\as It ing
\ith her brother when her interest in light Inspired her to pursue a pilots
license. Turned away ftiom se\ eral US aviation schools because of her
color, she traveled to France where she was able to earn her pilot rating,
graduating in June of 1921. When she returned to America. she roas the
only black female pilot ui the world and the first licensed black pilot nii
the U S. Postponing her dream to start a fling school for African
Americans. she earned a hii\nmg performing precson flight demonstra-
tions at air sho' s and other public expositions. In Florida in 1926, after
recovering from her first serious accident, she returned to performing but
tragically lost her life while practicing for an airshow. Ironically. within
a few years of her death, Bessie Coleman Aero Clubs became a reality.
Voting Rights Groups Sue
to End Ga. Photo ID Law
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund ( LDF I and si\ other
voting rights groups joined primate attorneys toda. in seeking to block
implementation of a Georgia law requiring voters to present photo ID
cards. The suit, filed in federal district court in Rome, Ga., charges that
House Bill 244 violates the state and U.S. constitutions, the 1965 Voting
Rights Act, and the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
The law, signed by Gov. Sonny Peidue in April. reduces the forms of
identification voters must present from 17 to sts types of government-
issued photo identification. The U.S. Department of Justice granted pre-
clearance to the measure Aug. 26. Because of Georgia's history of vot-
ing discrimination, the 1965 Voting Rights Act requires that changes to
election laws or voting procedures be cleared by federal officials before
taking effect. Opponents maintain House Bill 244 discriminates against
minorities, the elderly, the poor, and the disabled, and % violates the 1964
Civil Rights Act. Thirty states do not require voters to show any identifi-
cation, and only Georgia and Indiana require a photo ID.
all covered in
A KMyth and
Volume 19 No. 36 Jacksonville, Florida September 22 28, 2005
IWhy Are Leaders So Concerned About Roberts?
Dr. C.W. Grant
One of Four
In the history of Kappa Alpha Psi,
Fraternity, Inc., which boasts hav-
ing initiated well over 100,000 men
since its inception in 1911, Dr.
C.W. Grant, a native of
Jacksonville of the Albany Alumni
Chapter, has become only the
fourth member in the Fraternity's
history to be honored with the
Elder Watson Diggs and the Laurel
Wreath Award the fraternities
The Elder Watson Diggs Award,
which is named for one of the fra-
ternity's founders, has only been
awarded to eighty-one honorees.
Grant became the 42nd recipient in
The names of Laurel Wreath
Awardees reads like a Who s Who
including a roster of brothers such
as Atty. Johnny Cochran, tennis
great Arthur Ashe, politician Tom
Bradley and others none of which
have received both awards. Dr.
Gant was awarded the Laurel
Wreath at the recent conclave in St.
Currently, Dr. Grant is Chairman
of the Board of Education in
Following the recent closure of
bayou area schools, Edward Waters
College reached out to the colle-
giate victims of Hurricane Katrina
and offered students affected by the
hurricane an opportunity to enroll at
EWC. Three students have applied
for admission and two have com-
pleted the process and enrolled in
their classes. The students, resi-
dents for Ft. Lauderdale, FL, are
siblings Donn and Stephanie from
"I appreciate all the help extended
to us," said Stephanie. "The small
class sizes, the class setting and the
one-on-one instruction are very
similar to what we experienced at
Stephanie is a senior majoring in
Math with a concentration in Bio-
statistics. She intends to complete
the requirements for her minor,
biology, before transferring to the
University of South Florida.
Donn, who is majoring in account-
ing, says the classes at EWC are
"somewhat of a challenge" but he's
managed to adjust well because of
the similarities that both schools
It's all about precedence when it
comes to Supreme Court Chief
Justice Nominee John G. Roberts Jr.
This week, U.S. Rep. Melvin L.
Watt (D-N.C.), the Congressional
Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman and
U.S. Congresswoman Eleanor
Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), CBC
Judicial Nominations Chair, created
a new precedent by submitting a
letter to the Judicial Committee
containing eight questions they
wanted Senators to ask Roberts dur-
ing his nomination hearings.
Norton said she "was stunned"
when reading his memos on his
civil rights views 25 years ago. "I
W Paomgi -
expected reproductive choice to be
the most controversial issue. It was
not. I think he lowered the tempera-
ture on reproductive choice saying
he respects precedent."
"On the other hand," added
Norton, "Roberts has also indicated
there were times when cases should
be overturned and precedent
So, what is Roberts really saying?
Roberts, who currently sits on the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Circuit Court, is considered a shoo-
in for the Supreme Court because of
the Republican controlled Senate.
At 50, Roberts can impact the
country's direction for possibly 30
years, which is a dangerous propo-
sition for African-Americans.
"When I hear his discussion of
constitutional law, I can't help but
feel this man will hold the state of
Black America in his hands. He
could tip the hand of the Supreme
Court in frightening ways," said
Norton, who drafted the CBC the
CBC letter's eight questions about
voting rights, affirmative action,
racial segregation in higher educa-
tion, criminal justice, the
HIV/AIDS crisis, court stripping
and life terms for federal judges.
Continued on page 5
Shown above in the City Hall Chambers are sandra Platt, Tiffany Sweeney, Julia Foxx Tonya Douglas,
Council members Pat Lockett Felder and Reggie Fullwood, YelundeOyewole and Ron Johnson.
MED Week Affirms Economic Impact
of Small and Minority-Owned Businesses
The Jacksonville City Council has proclaimed the week of Sept. 19-23 as Minority Enterprise Development
Week. City Councilwoman Pat Lockett- Felder and Councilman Reggie Fulwood presented the proclamation last
night to Julia Fox, president of the First Coast Business Alliance Inc., the nonprofit organization which spearheads
MEDWeek each year. Both Lockettt-Felder and Fulwood have been honored as advocates of small and minori-
ty-owned businesses in the past by the FCBA. Councilwoman Mia Jones, who was unable to attend last night's
meeting, is a past president of FCBA.
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accounting major and aspires to staff, students and the surrounding
work as an auditor, community participated in two
EWC has also been instrumental relief efforts and filled three trailers
in providing goods to the victims of with supplies for hurricane victims.
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Chicago Boy Falsely Accused
of Murder Gets $6.2 Million
CHICAGO A bo' false-
I. accused of killing an 11-
\ear-old girl seven ears
ago has agreed to settle his
lawsuit against the city and
two police detectives tor
S6.2 million, a judge
The settlement, which still
must be approved by the
Cit Council. came less
than a ~ eek after the coun-
cil ordered cirt lawyers to
settle the matter. A trial in
the case began se eral weeks ago.
"The parents were satisfied with
it and after seven years the, want-
ed to get this belund them," said
Andre Grant. an anonmcy repre-
senting the now 15-%ear-old boy.
Grant said at least some of the
money would be spent on therapy
and counseling for the bo\.
Earlier this year, the city agreed to
a S2 million settlement with the
family of another boy also falsely
accused in the 199S murder of
The girl's slaying made national
headlines after the t wo boys, then 7
nnd 8. became the youngest mur-
der suspects in the United States at
the time It took almost a month
before the boys were cleared after
tests showed semen on the girl's
clothing could not have come from
DNA tests later prompted police
to charge Floyd Durr, a Chicago
man \who has been convicted of
sexually assaulting other girls.
Durr is awaiting trial in the girl's
attorneyy Andre Grant, who is representing
the eight-year-old boy. speaks to the media.
In a statement about the tentative
settlement, the city did not admit
an% wrongdoing It also did not
admit wrongdoing in its settlement
with the other boy.
The settlement "compensates (the
boy I and his family for any trauma
suffered as a result of this inci-
dent." according to a written state-
ment from Mara Georges, the city's
During the civil trial. the boy's
attorneys claimed police framed
him and ignored evidence that
showed he was innocent.
Attorneys for the cirt and the two
detectives named in the suit coun-
tered that at the time there was rea-
sonable cause to believe the two
boys had been invoked in the slay-
ing. According to police at the
rime, they were arrested after they
told detectives that the\ killed the
girl for the shiny blue bicycle she
The girl disappeared July 27,
199s. and was found dead the next
day in a weedy lot on the city's
South Side. She had been sexually
molested and beaten.
by B. Grozcnik
In his book Black Brothers Inc.,
S Penn State professor Sean Griffin
used his investigative journalistic
skills to finally acquaint the public
with one of the most dangerous
S mobs in U.S. history.
S Until Griffin began researching
the Black Mafia for his master's
thesis, not much had been written
about the bloody crime syndicate
that ran the streets of Philadelphia
from the late 1960s to the mid
"I was dividing my time between
being a [Philadelphia] police officer
and getting my master's," Griffin
said. "The hardest part about writ-
ing a dissertation these days is find-
ing an original topic."
Lucky for Griffin, the Black
Mafia, which ran under the legiti-
mate name of Black Brothers Inc.,
had not been touched. "I really
couldn't believe that no one had
written about this," he said.
But it was true, aside from police
investigations and a handful of
news articles, the black mob had
lain low on academia's radar.
Jim Nicholson was one of the
reporters in the 1970s who wrote
about the Black Mafia and said he
was very aware of what was hap-
pening. "I was an organized crime
reporter for ten to 12 years for The
Philadelphia Inquirer," Nicholson
said. "I have always thought that
the Black Mafia was underreport-
Griffin said he got to know
Nicholson through his dissertation
research and while
writing his book.
"Sean has done an
extraordinary job of
covering the crime
said. "It will be stud-
ied for years to come."
Griffin said the rea-
son the topic was so
untouched was that
the police and the
media were so
focused on the Italian
Liz Lindamood (sen-
ior-crime, law and jus-
tice) took Penn State's
course on organized
crime and said she had
never heard of the
Black Mafia. "We
started the class learn-
ing about the crime
,./ '.'-, that sprang from pro-
"* "l hibition," Lindamood
said. "Then we really only studied
the Italian, Irish and Jewish crime
But students are now beginning to
debunk common Mafia misconcep-
tions. "I have my students learn
about the Italians, but then I have
them compare the organization with
other crime syndicates," said
Tenisha Tevis, a teaching assistant
in Crime, Law and Justice 425
Love Her Or Not, Condoleeza Rice
Still Does Black Women Proud
As Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice treks across the world, some of
the focus on the diplomat goes
beyond her being a Cabinet-level
member and a foreign-policy spe-
cialist in the Bush administration.
Indeed, even Democratic observers
note, Rice is a role model for blacks
and black women in particular.
"Regardless of whether or not we
agree on positions that Condoleezza
Rice has taken on issues and poli-
cies does not diminish the fact that
she is a history-making figure," said
Michelle Moore, senior vice presi-
dent of marketing and communica-
tions for the National Urban
League. "She continues to push the
boundaries of opportunity for
African American women. We may
not agree on everything, but that's
It will take some doing to dispel
the current European caricature of
Americans and their president as
being reckless and out of touch, but,
in Rice's case, it doesn't hurt to
speak French and wear a superbly
cut suit while trying.
She is the new face of U.S. for-
eign policy in more ways than one.
On her first foreign trip as President
Bush's chief diplomat, Rice dis-
played a sophisticated style right at
home on the streets and in the
salons of taste-making capitals such
as Rome and Paris.
San Francisco radio talk show
host Farai Chideya, author of Trust:
Reaching 100 Million Missing
Voters, called Rice "a tough cook-
ie." She said Rice shows that
"Republicans have been skill-
ful about pushing
slate of non-
els of the
to do the same
"It's a remarkable
turn," she said.
She is resolute in defending
American policies, many of which
she helped direct as Bush's first-
term niiational security
S ad iser. But she
also comes with
bona fides, as
well as years
of training in
Rice is the first
black woman to become
secretary of state, and her race and
upbringing in the segregated South
are cause for comment as much in
Europe as at home.
Her gender and her marital sta-
tus single also draw sexist and
even crude remarks in Europe and
elsewhere. An Iranian leader called
Rice "emotional," and one German
headline referred to her sd "coquet-
In an interview with NBC News
in Rome, Rice shrugged off the
"I will do what I do," Rice said.
"I'm a package. I'm who I am, and
that includes being female."
Mayor Assures Citizens Jacksonville
Prepared In Case of Hurricane Emergency
Mayor John Peyton
In a news conference along with
the Fire and Emergency
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton
continued his effort to renew com-
munity-wide awareness of hurri-
cane preparedness. "Operation:
Reality Check" is an initiative
aimed at ensuring that Duval
County residents who live in a
storm surge zone know their evacu-
ation status and have a personal dis-
aster plan for themselves and their
Because of Jacksonville's prox-
imity to the ocean and many water-
ways, much of the community is at
risk of damage due to storm surge
from tropical systems. Visuals will
be constructed at more than 30
locations over the next several
weeks to show citizens how their
neighborhoods would be impacted
by the five categories of storm
"While we had some damage last
year, we have really been spared
any lasting damage from hurricanes
since Dora 41 years ago," said
Peyton. "But something just as cat-
astrophic as Hurricane Katrina
could happen on the First Coast,
and it is important for people to
remember that. I hope 'Operation:
Reality Check' will encourage
everyone in Jacksonville to take
personal responsibility for emer-
gency planning. The best time to
prepare for a storm is before it
This effort directs citizens to
resources that will help them identi-
fy their evacuation status and create
a personal disaster plan.
One such resource a visual indi-
cator of expected storm surge levels
from various storms was unveiled
today at Fire Station 13 in San
Marco. At more than 30 locations
around the community over the
next three weeks, "Operation:
Reality Check" will provide visual
depictions of the height of storm
surge from a category one, two,
three, four or five hurricane. The
visuals feature colored markings to
show the five storm surge category
threats for that particular area.
Starting on Wednesday, Sept. 21,
the city will distribute Special
Needs registration forms for those
citizens who have special medical
needs and those who are dependent
upon public transportation. The
forms will be available on the city's
Web site, www.coj.net, as well as
the city's community centers, senior
centers and the Mental Health and
Welfare Division, 900 University
Blvd. N., Suite 405.
In addition, the mayor encour-
aged citizens to obtain evacuation
information through the JAX GIS
section of the city's Web site.
Citizens may also access any of this
information by calling the city's
customer service center at 630-
"Jacksonville is well-prepared for
an emergency of this nature," said
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(Organized Crime). "As an African-
American woman I'm not going to
skip over the blacks that were
prevalent in organized crime."
Griffin said the overlook is not
uncommon but very problematic
when studying organized crime.
"At its highpoint, the Black Mafia
was easily more competitive and
more significant that the Italians in
Philly," Griffin said.
However, Griffin said the mob
was much more prevalent in the
black community. "I did hundreds
of interviews with the black com-
munity in Philadelphia," Griffin
said. "They were probably more
willing to talk than anyone."
The reason for this, Griffin said, is
because of the extreme violence
and degradation that the black com-
munity endured during the time.
"People were still wondering who
had killed their son 30 years ago,"
Responsible for more than mur-
ders, the Black Mafia controlled
drugs and was associated with
numerous armed robberies and
many examples of extortion,
Nicholson and Griffin noted that
the Black Mafia is now completely
"Some of the key players are still
around, but the Black Mafia does
not exist anymore," Griffin said.
The Planning and Development Department, Community Development
Division (CDD), will hold public hearings concerning the Jacksonville
Consolidated Plan that includes the following Federal Grant Programs:
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG)
HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the development of the Consolidated
Plan and to attend the hearings to receive information about current year
activities, to express housing and community development needs, and to
make recommendations for activities to be undertaken during the October
2006- September 2007 program year.
Hearings will be held on:
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Beaver Street Enterprise Center Small Business Center
1225 West Beaver Street 5000-3 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204 Jacksonville, Florida 32208
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attend a mandatory technical assistance workshop. Workshop dates will
be advertised at a later date. Visit our website at www.coj.net, search word
"CDBG' for more information.
If any non-English speaking persons or persons with mobility, visual or hearing
impairments wish to attend the public hearing and have special needs, please
notify the Community Development Division at 630-7030 in advance so that
accommodations may be made
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Planning & Development Dept.
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Kweisi Mfume said it best when
he was the head of the national
NAACP, "We are ready, willing and
able to grapple with the issues that
face America today. We are going to
go one day at a time, one block at a
time, one life at a time." Of course
Mfume was not referring to the crit-
ical situation in Louisiana and
Mississippi, but his words ring true
We must help each individual, a
day at a time, and repair or rebuild
these devastated cities one block at
a time. The rescue effort in New
Orleans in particular was embar-
rassing causing the FEMA director
to resign and prompted President
Bush to finally step up and take
some responsibility. It is amazing
that it only took two weeks of criti-
cism for Bush to finally realize that
as the big dog, CEO of this country
the buck stops with him.
What is even more amazing is that
just some two weeks ago the
President stood before the world
praising FEMA Director Michael
Brown, or you can call him
"Brownie" as Mr. Bush so affection-
ately does. Hurricane Katrina not
only exposed the federal govern-
ment's lack of a clear disaster pre-
paredness plan, but further exposed
Mr. Slogan and imaginary will
need more than his spin masters to
get him out of this jam. Not even
this new Daddy Bush/Bill Clinton
love affair has enough glamour and
clout to make us forget about how
bad this relief effort was handled. I
have heard some say, "well at least
the President stepped up and admit-
ted that he was responsible. "
Yeah right. The only reason Bush
admitted that the White House has
"some" blame is because their
efforts to blame the bottom of the
totem pole local New Orleans
Democrats didn't quite work. By
shifting the blame to the Mayor and
company, the Bush-masters (spin
doctors) hoped it would raise the
Presidents record-low poll numbers,
but it didn't.
In fact, this admission of respon-
sibility only came after America's
highest-rated TV news anchor,
Brian Williams, started talking hon-
estly about Katrina and the role the
federal government was supposed
The President's mother certainly
did not help his cause with her noto-
rious those underprivi
pie" in the Astrodome
But what Mama Bush sa
ly why Blacks feel this r
was neglected from the
To paraphrase her, since
pie are poor anyway, sta
Astrodome or in other
conditions is not a big dc
My, my, my. I have heart
er say something I wish
not have said, but that
line, especially for a f
Today, the help is there
some say that the event
spired during the first s
of the disaster are "wate
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that to a family that ha
home. It is unexplain;
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relief effort was handle
I take my hat off to th
New Orleans for doin
when without any res
very little support. I also
ciate his statesmanship
if he feels if race has an
with the federal govern
response. He has been
and non-accusatory aboi
tion. To use one of n
quotes, James Baldwin
"Color is not a human or
reality; it is political real
I am not the conspire
brother, but if it looks
and quacks like a duck
going call it Daffy. An
elephant in the room
ignored. Most African
feel the same way tha
these were poor folks,
poor black folk, to whoi
efforts were slow.
iid is exact-
iying in the
d my moth-
As the old folk say, sometimes you
have to call a spade a spade. This is
not Reggie Fullwood rhetoric. In
fact, according to a USA
TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken
last week, it finds, "A stark racial
divide on other issues, including
attitudes toward the hurricane's vic-
tims, the performance of President
Bush and the reasons the govern-
ment's early response was so want-
brmer First According to the survey some 60
percent of African-Americans feel
e, and while that the fact that most hurricane vic-
ts that tran- tims were poor and black was one
several days reason the federal government
-r under the failed to aid those affected more
hem to say quickly. Whites reject that idea;
is lost their nearly 9 in 10 saying those weren't
able, unbe- factors.
Sand just It should not surprise anyone,
he way the whites and blacks generally view
-d after the racial issues differently for obvi-
y in New ous reasons. Unless you are black,
it's hard'to evei'n" ebirehend the
.e Mayor of African American experience in
.g his best America. As Arthur Ashe once said,
sources and "Being a black man in America is
Scan appre- like having another job."
when asked Today, racism and discrimination
thing to do are not as obvious, much like the
nent's slow real reason we went to Iraq. In
very mild America African Americans,
ut the situa- Blacks, Negroes, Colored folks or
ny favorite whatever you want to call us, are
once said, fighting a different kind of battle.
r a personal Blacks are dealing with stealth
lity." racism, stealth bigotry and stealth
racy theory discrimination. There is a sense of
like a duck denial that many Americans have
S- I'm just when you start talking about racism
d the 5 ton in America. In fact, civil rights
can not be activist, Joseph Lowery said it best,
Americans "The country's creating a 51st state -
it's because the state of denial."
especially Signing off from the several food
m the relief and clothing donation center near
you, Reggie Fullwood
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Apolitical cartoon of Kanye West
that ran in the school paper, the
Alligator, at the University of
Florida has generated angry phone
calls and demands for an apology
from the school's black student
union and other campus organiza-
Last week, the Independent
Florida Alligator ran a cartoon fea-
turing Kanye West handing
Secretary of State Condoleezza
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Kanye, "N*gga please."
The cartoon was in reference to
West's "George Bush doesn't care
about black people" comment said
during NBC's live Hurricane
Katrina relief telethon. The artist
who drew the cartoon, Andy
Marlette, said his piece was not
meant to be racist.
"If anything it's celebrating a black
person who has really done some-
thing great and represents the best
Why are Black
Continued from front
In an official statement from the
CBC, Watt said the Caucus made
the move after reading Roberts'
documented record on race and dis-
covering "hostility to civil rights
remedies and court decisions."
The White House has refused to
turn over papers on a number of
civil rights matters Judge Roberts
handled, despite repeated requests
from Senators said the CBC.
"It's what he's not telling you that
you really need to listen to," said
Craig Kirby, Director of the Vice
Chairs Office for the Democratic
National Committee (DNC). Kirby
asserted "it's the mantra of the Bush
administration to do what they want
until they get what they want."
of black culture," Marlette said,
referring to Rice, according to
Allhiphop.com. Campus groups,
however, see the cartoon different-
"The recent editorial cartoon with
its associated editorial comment
printed in the Independent Florida
Alligator demonstrated a need for
further education on the balance of
these principles," said Patricia
Telles-Irvin, UF Vice President of
Student Affairs. "There was a sig-
nificant disconnect between the two
principles and a lack of respect and
awareness of our mission as an
institution. Moreover, the symbol-
isms utilized were hurtful and inap-
propriate; and regardless of their
original intent, reinforced negative
stereotypes of individuals within
our community. This is unaccept-
A week later, the paper ran a car-
toon bringing more clarity to the
authors thoughts on his design.
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American's premier institution on
African-American history, the
Association for the Study of
African American Life and History,
Inc. (ASALH), will host more than
700 members, branches and guests
during its 90th Annual Convention
at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo,
NY October 5-9, 2005. As in recent
years, the conference will focus on
preserving and promoting African-
American history and culture
through education and celebrations.
The theme for this year's con-
vention, The Niagara Movement:
Black Protest Reborn 1905-2005, is
to remind everyone that African
Americans continue to protest for
equality, justice and freedom, as did
the 29 black men who started the
Niagara Movement in 1905.
EWC Logs First Season Win in
Inaugural Azalea City Classic
Leaders So Afraid of Roberts
"Roberts raised the temperature
on civil rights before he ever took
his seat because the Bush White
House pointedly refused to release
memos and works he'd done before
the Civil Rights era. Judging by
what they did release, I have seri-
ous concerns about what his views
might have been," said Norton.
Even after Roberts had the chance
to explain his anti-civil rights histo-
ry, other African-American insiders
still consistently label him "danger-
ous and unwilling to shed light."
Kirby broke it down with the old
saying, "if mom's not happy,
nobody's happy," using the analogy
to say that if Roberts isn't happy,
the other judges won't have peace
"until he gets what he wants."
The University of North Florida
is now accepting applications for
the position of Director of
Research and Proposals. Apply
online at http:www.unfjobs.org.
Request for Bids
The Haskell Company is soliciting bids for the NAS JAX
Naval Hospital Addition/Alterations project in
Jacksonville FL from SB, SDB (SBA Certified), WSOB,
VO?SDVOSB and HUBZone businesses in Divisions 2 -
16. Subcontractors must Pre-Qualify through a Vendor
Qualification Form (if previously submitted in last six
months please notify). Plans and specifications are avail-
able on CD at the Haskell Building, 111 Riverside
Avenue, Jacksonville, FL. Bids are due no later than
5:00 p.m. October 20, 2005 to The Haskell Company
Building, 111 Riverside Avenue. All inquiries should be
directed to Ron Quails, 904-791-4642 or Olivia Evans,
904-791-4678. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
"John Roberts is who he is and we
are seeing what he will be. He's
very true to form. A lie cannot out-
live itself. He's true to his conser-
vatism," added Kirby.
Norton said she was more con-
cemed before the hearings than
after. "I wish he'd moved me fur-
ther, but he appeared to be more
moderate than in his writings."
"To be absolutely frank, I did not
expect there would be a break-
through in his stunning views on
voting rights to bring him closer to
African Americans," Norton said. "I
didn't expect to take away much but
I did take away just a smidgen."
The EWC Tigers clashed with the
Maroon Tigers of Morehouse
College this past weekend in the
inaugural Harvey L. Moore Azalea
The EWC Tigers were unable to
pull out a win against Morehouse as
the Maroon Tigers defeated EWC
50-28. At right, EWC linebacker
Angel Moultair, of Philadelphia,
PA, received the Most Valuable
Player Defense Award from
Classic co-sponsor members Kappa
Alpha Psi, Fraternity Travis Lane
(left) and George Vereen.
Approximately 8,000 persons
attended the event. EWC Tigers
will play Lincoln University
(Jefferson, MO), this Saturday,
Sept. 24, 2005, 5 p.m. at Earl
Kitchings Stadium. You can also
catch the radio broadcast on FM
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of plenary sessions and workshops
for adults and youth promoting
education and African-American
history. Two key sessions include
"Youth Day" where teens engage in
a series of black history workshops
to promote character and provide
motivation for excelling in school
and in life skills; and "The Teacher
Workshop," that focuses on pre-
senting culturally responsive teach-
ing ideas and other instructional
information on African-American
history for middle and high school
history teachers. Curriculum mate-
rials focus on current and future
year's Black History themes.
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Night Out '05
Ladies, you are invited to bring
on the "Drama" for Deliverance,
Revelation and Mighty Anointing
at Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church's Ladies' Night Out 2005
with Pastor Rudolph W. McKissick
Jr., that will begin at 7 p.m. on
Friday, September 23rd, in the
On Saturday, September 24th
from 10 a.m. to 3 p .m. Ladies'
Night Out will continue with the
Women's Conference at Bethel.
The conference will feature topics:
The Spirit of a Warrior, and more
in enlightening workshops.
Concert Sept. 24" at
First Timothy Baptist
The First Timothy Baptist
Church, 12103 Biscayne Blvd.,
where Rev. Fred Newbill is Pastor;
invites you to "Come and lift up the
name of Jesus" as the First Timothy
Baptist Church prepares to cele-
brate the 45th Anniversary of the
Church, and the Pastor's 18'
The Pre-Anniversary Concert at
6 p.m. on Saturday evening,
September 24, 2005, will feature
the Youth Adult Choir.
First New Zion M.B.
to Present "Men in
Black" & "Women
in White"- Sept. 23
First New. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, 4835'Soutel Drive,
Dr. James B. Sampson, Pastor; will
present "Men in Black" and
"Women in White", Friday evening
September 23, 2005, at 7 p.m.
Cathedral of Faith Presents Harvest Revival
JACKSONVILLE Cathedral of
Faith COGIC, 2591 West Beaver This advice proved bene
Street; Pastor and Shepherdess C. .. -' At the age of twenty, Bishop
B. Kinsey, is presenting Harvest Parham won numerous static
Revival Wednesday, September 28 national gospel music compete
Revival Wednesday, September 2308 t Concurrently, Bishop-Elect P
through Friday, September 30th. ,,-- -a- h Lds alo
Services will be held nightly at answered the Lord's call to I
7:30 p.m. The public is invited. nthe Word.Together his anoin
The Harvest Revival Spiritual sing intertwined with his an
Leader will be Bishop-Elect Bruce to expound the Word, mad
V. Parham, of Oasis of Refreshing V r unique. This hfuslon open
Ministries Inc., Wilmington, Dela- door for Bishop-elect Parh
ware and Philadelphia, Pennsyl- ~minister in song at the
vania. Bishop-Elect Parham will e' Music Workshop of Amenrc
deliver a message of healing and receive his first of many rec
inspiration, contracts. For the next d
Bishop-Elect Bruce V. Parham known as "Philadelphia's P
is the youngest of three sons given cPromised three solo album
to Pastor Arthur and Almeda record three solo album
Parham. Being raised as a son in Bishop-Elect Bruce V. Parham worked with copiousleaders
ministry, both physically and spirit- gospel music industry.
ually, instilled his burden for ministry. It was obvious While ministering in his secondary gift of s
by the age of two that Bishop-Elect Bruce Parham had a was revealed that the anointing of God placed
rich anointing to sing. As an adolescent, he was life to p reach was indeed principal. Ministry t
engaged as a regular soloist at various church services; song became subsequent to the preached Word. I
and the annual conventions and convocations of the Elect Parham has facilitated thousands of souls
Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America Inc. During this into the Kingdom of God, and encouraged co
time, Bishop-elect Parham's gift of singing was others. The public is invited to share in the we
encouraged by this grandmother who told him to, song of this anointed man of God.
"Open up your mouth and sing!"
Episcopal Supervisor Women's M s Kingdom Outrea
WMS for Women of First Missionary Baptist Ministry to pres<
en's Anniersry Curch to Present Outstanding Preach
Alleen's Inive m8y
The Women of Allen, Dr. Helen ladies Night Out Oct. 7 The Sword and Shield Ki
Jackson, president; of Saint Paul Christian Women Raising A Outreach Ministry, Father's
African Methodist Episcopal Standard in Ministry Excellence I Conference Center, 1820
(AME) Church, 6910 New Kings Samuel 25:32-33, is the theme for ment Road, Reverend Mat
Road, where Marvin Zanders II, is ladies Night Out 2005. The Freeman, Founder/Pastor,
Pastor; will celebrate their 40th Women's Ministry of First Mis- Love of His name; invite the
Anniversary, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, sionary Baptist Church, 810 S. to attend a special Worship S
September 25, 2005. Third Ave., Jacksonville Beach; Three outstanding preach
Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young, Rev. Dr. Marvin McQueen, Senior bless the 3:45 p.m. service, S
Episcopal Supervisor of the 11th Pastor; cordially invites all to September 25, 2005. Come
Episcopal District and the Bahamas "Ladies Night Out 2005" at 7 p.m. Spirit-filled worship service
will be the guest speaker. She is the on Friday, October 7th. hear the word from Brother
wife of Bishop McKinley Young, Lady Sandy Thomas of the Brooks, and The United M
Presiding Prelate of the Eleventh Open Arms Christian Fellowship, Christ; Evangelist Ethel Pr
Episcopal District. will be the honored speaker, and Minister Keith Cobbs.
e, for a
King Solomon United Baptist
Banquet to Celebrate Founder's Day
The King Solomon United Saturday evening, September 24h.
Baptist Church, 2240 Forest St., King Solomon will culminate
Rev. Dr. W. C. Barker Jr., Pastor; their Founder's Day observance at
will begin its Founder's Day Morning Worship Service on
celebration as they host their Sunday, September 25. Reverend
Founder's Day Banquet, at 7 p.m. Louis Yarber, Pastor of Mt.
on Friday, September 23, 2005, in Lebanon Missionary Baptist
the Ramona Pavilion. Church, will deliver the sermon at
Acclaimed singer, and broad- the 10:45 a.m. service.
way performer, Ms. Roslyn "Roz" You are invited to bring your
Burrough, will be the guest artist. family, friends and co-workers, to
The dynamic voices of the W. fellowship and give praise for all
C. Barker Sanctuary Choir will God has done and is doing for the
make a joyful noise unto the Lord King Solomon Family.
as they perform in concert, "Just For banquet reservations, please
Having Church the Old Time call (904) 354-8052.
Way Part II" at 6 p.m. on
September is National Sickle
Cell Awareness Month
September is National Sickle
Cell Awareness month and the
Sickle Cell Disease Association of
Northeast Florida will be holding
events recognizing the observation.
Sickle Cell disease is an
inherited disorder that affects red
blood cells. People with sickle cell
disease have red blood cells that
become hard and pointed instead of
soft and round. Sickle cells cause
anemia, pain and many problems.
The disease originated in at least
four places in Africa and in the
Indian/Saudi Arabian subcontinent.
It exists in all countries of Africa
and in areas where Africans have
Common problems are lung
tissue damage, painful episodes and
stroke. The blockage of blood flow
caused by sickled cells also causes
damage to most organs such as, the
spleen, kidneys and liver.
The disease can be treated, but a
cure has not been found.
The disease is inherited like
most genes, hemoglobin genes are
inherited in two sets, one from each
If one parent has Sickle Cell
Anemia and the other has Sickle
Cell Trait, there is a 50% chance of
having a baby with either sickle
cell disease or sickle cell trait.
When both parents have the
Sickle Cell Trait, they have a 25%
chance of having a baby with sickle
The House of Representatives
unanimously passed the resolution
which the Black Caucus introduced
in 1983, designating September as
"National Sickle Cell Anemia
Awareness Month." President
Ronald Reagan signed the
resolution in August, 1983.
For more information about the
Sickle Cell Disease, visit the Sickle
Cell Disease Association of Ameri-
ca at www.sicklecelldisease.org.
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464
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 3:30p.m.
Wednesday Noon Service "Miracle at Midday" 12 noon 1 p.m.
Pastor Rudolph Wednesday 5:00p.m. Dinner and Bible Study at 6:30p.m Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Sr. McKissick, Jr.
Senior Pastor Senior Pastor
Radio Ministry -
sS n.. i Thursday 8:15 8:45 a.m.
S-- ,---AM 1400
--.- Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.
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WTLV- Channel 12
Sunday 6:30 a.m.
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"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
:FREE TUTORING IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE; HISTORY & MATH*
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church
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"
JOIN US FOR OUR SERVICES
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting and 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.
Evangel Temple Assembly of God
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Sunday, September 25th
The Difference Jesus Makes
Are you living your best life?
to go to the next level in spite of challenges.
6:00 PM Camp Meeting Service
LIVING FREE IN CHRIST CONFERENCE
With Neil Anderson and his entire team of international speakers Octo-
ber 11-15, 2005 at The Potters House Christian Fellowship. Call 781-
9393 to register. Sponsored by area churches and businesses.
5755 Ramona Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205
Website: www.evangeltempleag.org nEmail: email@example.com
September 22-28, 2005 '
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Voices in the Mirror
By Gordon Parks
Harlem Moon, Broadway Books
Division of Random House
Atlantic Monthly says, "His
autobiography is eloquent and
thoughtful, his story is well worth
any reader's time."
Melvin Van Peebles: Hollywood
remained closed to the idea of
having an African American direct
one of its films, at the time that he
met Gordon Parks in Paris. Peeples
had obtained a French Film
Directors Card and was showing
his film at the San Francisco Film
Festival. He calculated that his
presence would embarrass Holly-
wood (an African American
French Director) so much that they
would let him in. It worked and the
result is phenomenal.
The door was also opened for
Parks to pursue his ambition to
directed The Learning Tree; and
Ossie Davis followed with Cotton
Comes to Harlem.
Peebles says in his introduction
that Parks is an elegant writer, but
that his life is so filled with energy
and adventure that its often
Parks, the acclaimed photograp-
her, film director, writer and
composer, recounts his inspiring
life story in Voices in the Mirror,
showcasing a man on the outskirts
of society who rose to achievement
and grace through sheer force of
He tells his career story of being
the "first" black photographer at
Vogue and Life magazines; the first
black screenwriter and film director
in Hollywood, at the helm of The
Learning Tree and the award-
Voices in the Mirror, is now
available in bookstores.
Rap, Hip Hop & Old School
What are you doing Saturday?
Do you enjoy Rap? Hip Hop? Or
"Old School"? Visit the Million
Man March Rally, 12 noon to 5
p.m., at Yancey Park, Soutel Dr.,
between Camphor & Livingston,
on Saturday, September 24th
And there will be FREE Food.
Need directions? Call 768-2778.
355-9395 or 768-3332.
African American Woman
Heads Virginia FBI Office
NORFOLK Louisiana native,
Cassandra M. Chandler, has been
appointed to head the FBI Office in
Norfolk, Virginia. She previously
was head of the FBI's national
office of public affairs.
Ms. Chandler, a 20-year FBI
veteran, is the highest ranking Afri-
can-American female in the FBI.
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller II
commended her command of her
Prior to joining the FBI, she
worked as a television news
anchor, reporter, and talk show host
for the NBC affiliate in Baton
Rouge, La. A graduate of Louisiana
State University where she earned a
bachelor's degree in Journalism
and English; Ms. Chandler also has
a law degree from the Loyola
University School of Law.
P, sot Ib. e.ure a Gob
Available from Commercial News Providers"
October Memorial Services
to Celebrate Memory of lhe
Beach Lady" Marvyne Betsch
AMERICAN BEACH, Fla. The
phenomenal life and work of the
late MaVynee Betsch, christened
Marvyne Elisabeth Betsch, known
as "The Beach Lady," will be
celebrated at sundown on American
Beach, Saturday, October 22, 2005.
To those unable to attend the
Memorial Celebration at American
Beach, and all who wish to attend,
there will be a Memorial
Celebration at the Ritz Theatre, in
Jacksonville, FL. On Sunday,
Ms. Betsch made her transition
from her home on American Beach
the morning of September 5, 2005.
The 21st Annual Empty Bowls
Luncheon, a benefit for Lutheran
Social Services Second Harvest
Food Bank is set for 12 noon on
Tuesday, November 15, 2005.
The luncheon will feature lovely
hand crafted bowls, a silent auc-
tion, celebrity autographed bowls,
and pottery demonstrations. Local
potters and ceramic artists have
donated their time and talents to
create unique bowls.
Area school children have cre-
ated original, hand crafted bowls
for every guest, who will be able to
select the right bowl to take home.
Sponsorships are invited in five
To reserve your sponsorship, or
luncheon space and tickets, please
call Rachel Miller at (904) 353-
A'1 l7 JND
Golden Corral Providing
Free Flu Shots to Seniors
Seniors (65+) in the North Florida area will be able to receive
a free flu shot and a Golden Corral "buy one get one free
lunch" coupon at area stores in October. Each of the Five
participating restaurants will open their doors from 11 a.m.
to 2 p.m. so the Duval County Health Department can admin-
ister the shots and provide information to keep from spread-
ing the virus.
7043 Normandy Blvd
9070 Merrill Road
4250 Southside Blvd.
14035 Beach Blvd.
11470 San Jose Blvd.
Get the Flu Shot, Not the Flu
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#1 SKIP THE STRAW
Although sun damage may be the biggest culprt for lines and wrinkles,
facial expressions and excessive use of certain facial muscles are also a
contributing factor Smiling and squinting, for instance, play a large part
in development of crow's feet around the eyes You already know that cig-
arette smoking causes unsightly, age-adding hues around your lips. But
think about it: Dnnkng from a straw can do the same damage.
#2 DON'T FORGET THE FATS
Although fat has a reputation of being a dietary no-no. when it comes to
caring for yout skin. it's definitely a yes-yes. In fact. the right fats can pre-
vent or lessen eczema. psoriasis, redness. wrinkles and swelling.
'he best dietary sources of EFAs include flaxseed od. select types of
seafood (salmon. mackerel, and trout). and evening primrose oil, as they
contain both omega-3 and omega-6 fany acids (the omega good-guys).
Take %our good fats in either liquid (1 .
tablespoon each daily) or soft capsule 7
hfrmn and follow the label's direc-
#3 SHINE SM.4RT
Shimmer is fnm.. in the right
places. When applied correctly, cos- .
imetres containing shimmer can add
life to vour face Apphed incorrectly. .
hammerr products will highlight
problems such as wrinkles, excessiee
dryness. or acne scaring. '
#4 A HANDY TIP
Whomever coined the phrase "the
hands of time" didn't realize hoi inght
the. were! Your hands certainly tell a story when it comes to age.
Remember when those little old ladies in movies of yesteryear wore white
glo es year-round? It surely wasn't to make a fashion statement!
# 5 RAISING EYEBROWS
"A well-proportioned brow will make you look years younger," claims
makeup artist Debra Nlacki. The question we all have then: How do I
make m\ bro\w s well-proportioned?
To create the best brows for you. hold the straight edge of ,our eye brush
or a riler from the outer corner of your nose to the outer corner of your
eye. and you \ill find \ here your bro\i should end. Take that same
straight edge and hold it from the outer corner of your nose to the outer
part of the Iris of your ese (while looking straight ahead).
Thius is where your arch should be Holding the straight edge straight up
and down from the outer corner of your nose to the inner corner of your
eye, 'iou \will find the best starting place for your brow
# 6 HOMEINADE HAIR
Soft, silkN, luminous locks are certainly symbols of youth But regular
use of chemical processes and harsh shampoos can end up wreaking havoc
on hail over the years. Use of a high-quality store-bought deep condition-
er once or twice a week is a geat way to hydrate and noursh your hair
tyou might lhae to 'ty a fews before you find the one that works best for
\ ou I
#7 DON'T NEGLECT THE NECK
Sagging skin on the neck is not pretty. and it surely isn't a sigi of youth.
Preventntt e Imeasures against wrinkling and drooping in this area should
begin early on, since the skin of the neck is venr thin, and can therefore
lose elastcit~ much more easily and quickly than the skin on the face.
As a matter of fact, it is not too uncommon for a person's neck to look
years older than their face!
The sun will also take its toll on the neck faster than most other parts of
the bod (again, because the skin is so thin there). So although its the face
that ajlays gets that slather of sunscreen before enteringg outdoors, start
making a habit of including the neck in your daily SPF application
MIassage is another way to keep the neck firm and taut
Yes It's Possible to Eat and Lose Weight
Rev up your metabolic fire and
bur calories faster with diet-
friendly foods and beverages. Post
this list on your fridge next to the
photo of you in your "skinny jeans"
and make a copy to bring with you
the next time you shop for gro-
Just remember: calories count,
portion control rules and there's no
substitute for a well-balanced diet
and regular exercise. So get mov-
Here are the top picks culled from
some of the latest research:
1. Water! A new study
-9 seems to indicate that
S drinking \ after actual-
I1 speeds uLp weight
loss. Researchers in
S i Germany found
that subjects of
: metabolic rates
S-(the rate at which
calories are burned) by 30 percent
after drinking approximately 17
ounces of water. Water is also a nat-
ural appetite suppressant that ban-
ishes bloat as it flushes out sodium
and toxins. Drinking enough water
will also help keep you from mis-
taking thirst for hunger. So drink
2. Green Tea! Studies show that
green tea extract boosts metabolism
and may aid in weight loss. This
mood-enhancing tea has also been
reported to contain anti-cancer
properties and help prevent heart
disease. It's also a trendy drink
among weight-conscious celebri-
3. Soup! Eat less and burn fat
faster by hav-
ing a bowl
W4 of soup as
1 tizer or a
a Penn State University study, soup
is a super appetite suppressant
because it's made up of a hunger-
satisfying combination of liquids
and solids. In the study, women
chose one of three 270-calorie
snacks before lunch. Women who
had chicken and rice soup as a
snack consumed an average of 100
fewer calories than those in the
study who opted for a chicken and
rice casserole or the casserole and a
glass of water.
diet is not a
m y t h
found that partic-
ipants who ate
half a grapefruit with each meal in a
12-week period lost an average of
3.6 pounds. The study indicates that
the unique chemical properties in
this vitamin C-packed citrus fruit
reduce insulin levels, which pro-
motes weight loss. NOTE: If you
are taking medication, check with
your doctor about any potentially
adverse interactions with grape-
5. Apples and Pears! Overweight
women who ate the equivalent of
three small apples or pears a day
lost more weight on a low-calorie
diet than women who didn't add
fruit to their diet, according to
researchers. Fruit eaters also ate
fewer calories overall. So, next time
you need to satisfy a sugar craving,
reach for this low-calorie, high-
fiber snack. You'll feel full longer
and eat less.
6. Broccoli! Study
S Iafter study links cal-
clum and weight
is not only
High in calcium
but it's also loaded
with vitamin C which boosts calci-
um absorption. This member of the
nutritious cabbage family also has
plenty of vitamin A, folate and
fiber. And, at just 20-calories per
cup, this weight loss superfood not
only fights fat but also contains
powerful phytochemicals that boost
your immunity and protect against
7. Low-Fat Yogurt! Dairy prod-
ucts can boost weight loss efforts,
according to a study in the April
issue of Obesity Research. People
on a reduced-calorie diet who
included 3-4 servings of dairy foods
lost significantly more weight than
those who ate a low-dairy diet con-
taining the same number of calo-
ries. Low-fat yogurt is a rich source
of weight-loss-friendly calcium,
providing about 450 mg (about half
the recommended daily allowance
for women ages 19-50) per 8-ounce
serving, as well as 12 grams of pro-
8. Lean Turkey! Rev up your fat-
burning engine with this body-
builder favorite. Countless studies
have shown that protein can help
boost metabolism, lose fat and
build lean muscle tissue so you
burn more calories. A 3-ounce serv-
ing of boneless, skinless lean turkey
breast weighs in at 120 calories and
provides 26 grams of appetite-curb-
ing protein, 1 gram of fat and 0
grams of saturated fat.
9. Oatmeal! This heart-healthy
favorite ranks high on the good carb
list, because it's a good source of
fiber (7 grams per 3/4-cup serving)
that keeps you full and provides
you with the energy you need to
make the most of your workouts.
Just be sure to choose steel cut or
rolled oats, not instant oatmeal, to
get your full dose of vitamins, min-
erals and fiber.
10. Hot Peppers! Eating hot pep-
pers can speed up your metabolism
and cool your cravings, researchers
at Laval University in Canada
found. Here's why: capsaicin (a
chemical found in jalapefio and
cayenne peppers) temporarily stim-
ulates your body to release more
stress hormones, which speeds up
your metabolism and causes you to
bum more calories.
Early Detection is
Key to Preventing
According to the American
Cancer Society, an estimated
232,090 new cases of prostate can-
cer will be diagnosed this year and
approximately 30,350 men will die
from this disease. Early detection
of prostate cancer is a critical part
of reducing the number of deaths
that are caused by prostate cancer,
the second most common type of
cancer found in American men.
.. I-..i symptoms are present, they
S'include some of the following:
* Weak flow of urine
* Frequent or painful urination
* Blood in the urine or semen
SPain in the lower back, pelvis or
It is recommended that all men
over the age of 50 visit their physi-
cian for a yearly exam. to include a
Digital rectal examination (DRE)
to detect iiin 'l.,iii .... of the
prostate and a Prostate specific
antigen (PSA) blood test
Men who are at high risk for
prostate cancer especially African
Americans or men who have close
family members with prostate can-
cer should consider beginning
these tests at an earlier age.
Reginald L. Sykes, Sr. M.D.P.A.
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September 22 28, 2005 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 9
As the great Billie Holiday sang, it is "Now or
never," and although I want even venture to say
what was on Lady Day's mind, I am talking about
sweet peaches. The locally grown season ends in a
couple weeks, so now is the time to enjoy this fruit in
its declining glory.
Peaches have been immortalized in song,
bestowed as nick-names, and cooed by brothers as
an amorous greeting. No wonder its moniker is the
"queen of fruits."
But who can resist eating a peach or two out of
cev vnle) hand, the su
gers and tick
peaches also make delicic
serves, and as I write, I ai
canning jars, a favored pas
great for shortcakes, pies
pretty topping for an ups
lovely in a compote mixed
when pureed and used as g
en, turkey, ham and pork.
old down-home standby.
And as much as I love tl
simply adore the fragile,
Late Summer Blush:
icculent juice wetting fin- peaches that are still piled up at farmers' markets, geous looking
ling the palate? Fresh They are exquisite, with a strawberry wine-like fla- hard as a roc
ous jam, jelly and pre- vor mingled with almond. Serve a dish topped with If you placid
m readying a big pan of strawberry ice cream and rejoice, at room temp
time. Peaches are also When buy peaches, look for real ripe fruit, since, en a little but
and cobblers; make a unlike pears and plums, peaches don't develop any than a day si
ide down cake, and are sugar once plucked from the tree. So look for peach- and mushy.
I with berries, and great es that are slightly soft at the stem end and give off Peaches
glaze for swabbing chick- a floral aroma when you pick up and smell. They handle gently
Pickled peaches are an should smell ripe, sweet and, well, peachy, immediately.
Although you can't judge the ripeness of peaches Here are fs
ie yellow peach variety, I by their color, remember to avoid those with even a books, "Soul
delicate, white-fleshed hint of greenness. But remember also that a gor-
Peachy Berry Sauce
Awhile back a friend sent me a
bottle of Sambuca liqueur as a gift
and at first I wondered what I was
going to do with it. Sambuca is
made from a shrub that has leaves
like honeysuckle and white scented
flowers. The liqueur is divine in
fruit compotes and sauces. A dis-
4 or 5 medium-size ripe peaches
2 cups fresh blackberries or rasp-
3/4 cup water, or as needed
1/3 cup sugar or to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice or cin-
1/4 cup liqueur, such as Sambuca,
orl teaspoon almond or vanilla
Rinse and peel the peaches, dis-
carding stems. Cut the peaches into
quarters or eighths. Rinse the
berries and discard the stems. Set
the fruit aside.
Combine the water, sugar and all-
spice or cinnamon in medium
saucepan. Place the pan on high
heat and bring the mixture to a boil,
stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
Cook the syrup on high heat for 2 to
3 minutes, or until just thickened.
Add the sliced peaches and the
liqueur or extract. Lower the heat
and simmer the fruit about 7 min-
utes, stirring occasionally. Add the
berries. Stir in the berries, and sim-
mer 5 minutes longer.
Remove the pan from the heat
and cool the fruit to room tempera-
ture and then chill before serving.
Serve as a topping for cake or ice
cream, or with cookies. Makes 4
Peach and Ginger
Upside Down Cake
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly
4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) unsalted
butter, at room temperature
2 cups fresh
peaches, (2 or 3 -,
large peaches) A'
Amaretto or '.
or dark rum, if ..
1 teaspoon ground ginger or 1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, (1
stick) at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup buttermilk, at room temper-
Lightly butter the sides of a 9-
by 2-inch round cake pan and set
Place 1/2 cup of the brown sugar
and the 1/2 stick of softened butter
in a medium-size bowl. Using a
hand mixer at medium-high speed,
beat the mixture until creamy and
smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping
the bowl with a rubber spatula at
Scrape the creamed buttered and
sugar into the cake pan. Using a
metal spatula, spread evenly over
the bottom of the pan. Set aside the
cake pan, and reserve the mixing
bowl to use to mix the cake batter.
In a medium-size bowl, combine
the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar,
sliced peaches, liqueur and ginger
and mix well. Spoon the peach
mixture into the cake pan over the
creamed butter and sugar, arranging
the fruit slices in a tight circular pat-
tern. Set the pan aside and prepare
the cake batter.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together the flour, baking pow-
der, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Combine the remaining butter,
sugar, ginger and vanilla extract in
the reserved mixing bowl. Using
the electric mixer on medium-high
speed, cream until light and fluffy,
about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl
as needed with a rubber spatula.
Beat in the eggs, scraping the bowl
after each addition, then beat the
batter 1 minute longer.
Add the flour and buttermilk
alternately to the bowl, beginning
with the dry ingredient, stirring
only briefly after each addition.
Then, set the mixer on medium
speed and beat for 30 seconds,
scraping the bowl at least once.
Spoon the batter into the pre-
pared cake pan, and spread evenly
over the peach slices. Shake the pan
a couple of times to settle the batter.
Place the pan on the middle shelf
in the center of the oven and bake
for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a knife
or toothpick inserted in the center
comes out clean but moist, and the
cake pulls away from the sides of
Remove the cake from the oven
and set on a wire rack. Let the cake
cool for 12 to 15 minutes; no
Loosen the edges of the cake
with a thin metal spatula or knife.
Place a round serving platter or
cake plate over the cake pan and
invert. Serve warm or at room tem-
Soul Note: Both my cookbooks,
"Brown Sugar: Soul Food Desserts
from Family and Friends," and
from "Soul Food: Recipes and
Reflections from African-American
Churches," are on sale at local
bookstores and can be ordered on
Stovetop Chicken With Mushrooms
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
halves (about 6 ounces each)
i 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable
3/4 cup dry white wine or water
2 Wyler's Chicken-Flavor Bouillon
Cubes or 2 teaspoons Wyler's
Chicken-Flavor Bouillon Granules
1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh
2 cups cooked rice
In medium skillet, cook chicken in
hot oil until golden brown. Add
wine (or water) and bouillon cubes.
Cook at high heat for 2 to 3 minutes
or until bouillon cubes dissolve and
liquid is reduced. Add mushrooms.
Cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes
or until chicken in fully cooked.
Serve with hot rice.
Makes 4 servings
Thai cuisine teems with rich fla-
vors and fragrances like ginger,
garlic, lemon grass and beef. It's
often simple and quick. Plus,
authentic Thai ingredients are usu- :
ally available in grocery stores.
Lemon grass, a long, thin herb
with gray-green leaves, is key to
Thai cuisine. It enhances recipes
with a light flavor and adds its
lemony fragrance. Fish sauce,
popular throughout Southeast
Asian cooking, adds a pungent,
salty taste and can also be used as
a condiment. Ginger contributes a
classic zing. Pepper flakes are
:used for spicy heat.
Sesame oil, available in light or
dark varieties, is ideal for stir-fry-
ing All these flavors mingle splen-
,didl with beef, as confirmed by the
follow Ing recipe.
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 pounds Certified Angus Beef
ranch or sirloin steaks, cut into thin
2 tablespoons chopped ginger
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped lemon grass
This time of year many moms find
themselves wondering, "Why does
back-to-school time translate into
This fall, as always, busy families
are even busier, with Mom serving
up superfast meals between the end
of the school day and the evening's
However, multiple solutions to
the daily dinner dilemma lie right
inside your cupboard door. By
keeping a variety of convenience
items on hand, you can head off the
"Stock your pantry with essentials
like dried pastas and rice, canned
beans and a good selection of non-
perishable condiments and simple
seasonings, such as spices and
bouillon cubes," suggests Jeff
Wagers, Heinz Corporate Chef.
These pantry staples -- and a
freezer stocked with frozen meats,
such as chicken breasts, ground
beef or pork chops -- result in
quick, easy, last-minute meals, says
"You don't need to plan a week's
worth of meals or head to the gro-
cery store several times a week if
you have a well-stocked pantry and
freezer," he notes. "The great thing
about having key ingredients on
hand is that you can transform
something like instant rice, bouillon
cubes and chicken into a fast and
delicious family meal."
S1/4 cup bamboo shoots, cut into
S2 cups green beans, tops pulled
.. off, cut in half lengthwise and
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons fish sauce
Juice, 1/2 lime
2 cups long grain rice, cooked
Heat oil in wok or medium fry-
ing pan. When oil is hot, add
steak, ginger, garlic, lemon
grass, bamboo shoots, beans, red
pepper flakes and fish sauce.
Cook 4 to 5 minutes on high
heat. Remove from heat, add
lime juice and serve over rice.
Nutritional Information per Serving.
389 calories, 17g fat, 5g saturated fat,
97mg cholesterol, 23g carbohydrate,
35g protein, 81mg sodium, 5mg iron
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g red or pink blushed peach can be
k, and unripened.
e a few peaches in a brown bag or leave
lerature for a day or so, they will soft-
Swon't develop flavor. And after more
tting out, the peaches can turn mealy
are quite fragile and bruise easily; so
and if they are fully ripe, refrigerate
favorite recipes, adapted from my cook-
Food" and "Brown Sugar."
Get a Jump on Dinner With
Pantry and Freezer Stock
Ginaer Thai Stir rry
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Page 10 Ms Perry's Free Press
S tm r 2 2005
What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene
Jax Community Invited
to Participate in
10th Anniversary Of
Million Man March
Now is the time to start making
your plans to be a part of the 10th
Anniversary of the historic event of
the century the Million Man March.
From Unity To Loyalty Inc. invites
all adults and children, families,
single or married, organizations,
clubs, groups, sororities, fraterni-
ties, churches, mosques, temples, to
attend the march inn Washington,
D.C. The date of the history making
event is October 15, 2005. For more
information contact Andr'e X Neal
or James Evans Muhammad at
(904) 768-2778 or (904)768-3332.
Millions More Mvmt.
Town Hall Meeting
The Local Organizing Committee
for the Millions More Movement
(The Power Of One) will chair their
4th Town Hall Meeting on
Thursday, September 22nd at the
Northwest Branch Library from
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. For infor-
mation concerning meeting or bus
trip to Washington ,D.C.,call 904 -
768-2778,904-355-9395 or 904-
Taste the Music
The St. Johns River City Band
will have their 13th Annual Taste
The Music, Wine Tasting
Celebration will be held Thursday,
Sept. 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the
12th Floor at the Aetna Building-
South Shore Group, 841 Prudential
Drive. The celebration is one of the
band's major fun raising events and
always provides a very entertaining
evening with plenty of food, fun,
prizes, wine tasting, the popular
silent auction and of course music.
Call (904) 355-4700 for tickets and
September is National Sickle Cell
Awareness Month and the public is
invited to attend the 36th Awards
Scholarship Banquet on September
23rd at 7 p.m. at at. Paul AME
Church, 6910 New Kings Road. For
more information, call 353-5737.
Visual Arts Career Fair
The Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art will host the Visual
Arts Career Fair on Saturday,
September 24, 2005 from 10am-
7pm. This day-long event is free
and open to the public. Activities
throughout the day will expose high
school and college students to a
variety of careers in the arts. There
will be panel discussions about how
to apply for college, demonstrations
during which students will design
makeup and fashions for a movie
shoot, and art history and studio
workshops that replicate the college
experience. Contact Allison Graff at
366.6911 x 204 for more informa-
MMM Send Off Rally
Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee is sponsoring a Pre-
Sendoff Concert Rally for the 10th
Anniversary Of Million Man March
.The date is Saturday, September
24, 2005, from 12:00 pm until 5:00
pm.Come out to be greeted by State
Sen.Tony Hill, rappers DW8 Musik
Steppers Poetry and other enter-
tainment Yancy Park located on
Soutel Drive. between Camphor
Street and Livingstone Street.This
event is free and open to the public.
Violinist Regina Carter
Presented by 100 Black Men of
Jacksonville, violinist Regina carter
will be in concert on Saturday
September 24th at 8 PM t the
Florida Theater. For tickets, call the
Florida Theater at 355-3787.
Do you know an
Someone who is constantly doing for others and put-
ting someone else's needs before their own, a friend that
goes beyond the norm? A tireless volunteer? Nominate
he or she for the Unsung Hero spotlight and they could
win a profile in the Jacksonville Free Press and a $50
gift certificate from Publix Supermarkets.
CITY STATE ZIP
Why are you nominating this person
SEND INFORMATION TO:
Fax (904) 765-8611
Or mail to: Unsung Hero, C/O Jacksonville Free Press
P.O. Box 43580, Jacksonville, FL 32203
with Akin Ayodele
Character Counts will be hosting
Jacksonville Jaguar Football player
Akin Ayodele for a community net-
work luncheon on Tuesday,
September 27th from noon t 1 p.m.
The purpose of the luncheon is the
kick off of the program's new sports
program, "Pursuing Victory With
Honor", a campaign for building
character through sports. The
luncheon will be held at the
Fraternal Order of Police
Headquarters, 5530 Beach
Boulevard. To R.S.V.P. or for more
information call 724-5566.
The Lake Forest Neighborhood
Association will host their next
meeting on Thursday, September
29th at the Bradham Brooks
Library on Edgewood Avenue
inside of the community room. The
meeting will begin promptly at 6:30
p.m. Some of the issues to be
addressed include: drugs, street
lights, code violations, street
repairs, septic tanks and more. For
more information call paulette
Turner at 446-5015.
The fifth annual Amelia Book
Island Festival will be held Sept. 29
to Oct. 2 on Amelia Island. The
annual event brings readers and
more than 35 renowned authors
together for author-led talks and
readings, panel discussions, recep-
tions, workshops, luncheons and
book signing. The Festival offers
an informal, friendly setting for
readers to meet and talk with
authors, and for writers to meet
peers in their field, including agents
and publishers. For more informa-
tion, visit www.bookisland.org or
call the Amelia Book Island
Festival hotline at (904) 491-8176.
NAACP Youth Council
The Jaguars "Cool Cat Mobile"
will be on site on Saturday,
October 1, 2005 from 11 a.m.-2
p.m., 5422 Soutel Drive for the
NAACP's Youth Council
Reintroduction to the Community.
Festivities will take place on
Saturday, October 1st at the
Jacksonville Branch NAACP
Headquarters. The event will
include free ice cream and give-
aways. All vendors are welcome.
For more information call 765-
1836 or 764-7578.
Learn how to create wealth and
gain financial independence using
real estate with this class sponsored
by the African-American Chamber
of Commerce. A few topics that
will be covered are Types of
Financing, Fixer Uppers, Flipping
vs Renting, Finding & Evaluating
the Property, Making the Offer and
Property Management. The class
will take place on Saturday
October 1st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seating is limited. For more infor-
mation, call 904.358-9090.
Civil Rights Workshop
Blacksonville.Com in conjunction
with the American Civil Liberties
Union of Greater Jacksonville is
hosting a Civil Rights Workshop on
Saturday, October 1st from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Participants will learn
how to restore their civil rights,
including the right to vote!. The
free forum will be held at Hope
Plaza, 435 Clark Road on
Jacksonville's Northside, For more
information please contact Allison
Burrell at 904.764.7828
Eastern Star Ladies of
Peace Old School Prom
Calling all Eastern Stars, Masons,
Fraternities, Sororities, and every-
one else. Ladies of Peace Eastern
Star Chapter is hosting their first
Old School Prom Oct. 1, 2005 at
Mill Cove Golf and Country Club
beginning at 9 p.m.m Dress attire is
Prom wear or semi-formal (no
jeans), and there will be a cash bar.
For tickets contact Pam 504-9595.
JCCI Forward Social
JCCI Forwards October social will
be in celebration of its 6th
Anniversary. It will be held on
Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 7:30
p.m. at the Florida Theater. The first
glass of wine free, full cash bar, live
music by Ron Rodriguez R.S.V.P. to
Esther at 396-3052 or
Staffers from the Duval County
Extension Office with present a free
program on Troubleshooting Your
Landscape and answer some of the
most frequently asked questions.
Bring one sample of a disease or
pest problem. The class will be held
on Thursday, October 6, 2005 from
1:00 3:00 PM at the Regency
Square Library, 9900 Regency
Square Blvd. Please call 387-8850
Frankie Beverly &
Maze in Concert
The Black Expo weekend will
include a Gala featuring Frankie
Beverly & Maze in concert. The
gala will be held at the Times Union
Center of Performing Arts in the
Moran Theater on Friday October
7th at 8:00 p.m. For ticket informa-
tion, call 355-3309.
Lee & Paxon C/O 84-
87 All Reunion Party
The Robert E. Lee Senior High
School & Paxon High School class-
es of 1984-1987 will host a reunion
party on October 8, 2005 at the
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Comedy Act Caf6 located at 3225
Plymouth Street from 9:00 PM until
2:00 AM. The attire is dress to
impress. For tickets, call: Marva at
"A Night of Stars"
To celebrate Florida Community
College's 40th year, the Florida
Community College Foundation
will sponsor a gala on October 8,
2005 at 8:00 p.m. The event,
themed "A Night of Stars," will be
held at the College's Deerwood
Center and is open to the public.
Proceeds will benefit Foundation
Scholarships. For more informa-
tion, please 632-3237.
Bust Busters Inc. will have their
3rd Annual Hat Extravaganza and
Brunch on Saturday, October 8th.
Mistress of Ceremony Rep. Audrey
Gibson will lead the audience
through the latest fashions in hats
and accessories in addition to a
gourmet brunch and silent auction.
The Extravaganza will be held at
the Haskell Building, 111 Riverside
Avenue from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. For
more information and/or tickets,
Black Expo 2005
Thomas McCants Media Inc.,
publisher of the Black Pages USA
will host the 4th annual Florida
Black Expo on October 8, 2005
from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center. Florida
Black Expo '05 is a one-day event
that will be held in Jacksonville, FL
featuring over 200 exhibitors and
attracting over 20,000 visitors. The
family-oriented event that exposes
the community to business opportu-
nities and cultural resources. This
year's Expo 05 will include semi-
nars/workshops, health fair, ven-
dors, actor Danny Glover, live
entertainment, youth activities and
food vendors. Call 403-6960 for
more information or to volunteer.
The 9th Annual Halfacre memori-
al Golf Tournament will be held on
October 14th, 2005 (raindate
11/18) at the Cimarrone Golf &
Country Club. The tournament's
namesake, Edward Halfacre, began
the junior golf program at the
Johnson Branch YMCA to intro-
duce urban youth to the sport of
golf. For more information call the
Jazz Night Out
The Northeast Florida Commu-
nity Action Agency will hold their
first annual Jazz Night Out on
Saturday, October 15th at 7:00
p.m. at the Be-The-Lite Conference
Center. The fund raising event will
feature the smooth jazz vabd Cl
along with other local artists. For
more information call 358-7474.
AKA Walk Run
for Breast Cancer
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is
hosting their 2nd Annual Walking
Toward a Cure Breast Cancer
Walk/Run. The event will be held
on October 15th from 8 11 a.m.
on River Road (behind Orange
Park Kennel Club). For more infor-
mation or to register, call Sylvia
Harrison at 743-1020.
Alpha Phi Alpha
The Kappa Upsilon Chapter of
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be
celebrating its 30th anniversary the
weekend of October 21 23rd.
Kickoff festivities will be on
October 20th at 7 p.m. at EWC
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the CRC
building. All Kappa Upsilon broth-
ers & Sweethearts past & present
are encouraged to attend. The
Celebration Picnic will be held on
Saturday, October 22nd from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Metropolitan Park.
The Fraternity will have a
Celebration worship on Sunday,
October 23rd at Greater Faith
Christian Fellowship (Billy Brock
Jr. Pastor & Dr. H.T. Brock, Co-
Pastor) The morning message will
be brought by Bro. Gerald G.
Lumpkin and will begin at 11:15
The National Society of Black
Engineers Jacksonville Alumni
Extension will be having a General
Body membership meeting at the
San Marco Branch Public Library.
1513 LaSalle Street at the corer of
LaSalle and Hendricks Ave. The
meeting will be held on Thursday,
October 20th from 6:30 p.m. to 8
p.m. If you are interested in joining
Jazz Trio in Concert
An incredible evening of jazz with
Bela Fleck, Stanley Clarke and
Jean-Luc Ponty will be held at the
Florida Theater on Friday, October
21st at 8 PM. Tickets for most
Florida Theatre events also on sale
at all Ticketmaster outlets, through
the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone
line at (904) 353-3309 and online at
Ladies of Elegance
The Ladies of Elegance
Empowerment Cruise will be host-
ed by Women Of Power, Inc. (A
non-profit organization devoted to
empowering all women) on
Saturday, October 22nd from 6:30
9:30 p.m. It will be the first moth-
er / daughter cruise held in Duval
County aboard the Lady St. John.
The objective is to promote a strong
awareness in the importance of
obtaining personal success, having
self esteem and to provide informa-
tion on the many opportunities pro-
vided for young ladies and women
in today's society. Tickets are avail-
able in advance. If you are interest-
ed in attending please contact
Nyeika N. Green @ 904-613-4612
22nd Annual Caring
Chefs to benefit CHS
The Children's Home Society of
Florida (CHS) will have its 22nd
Annual Caring Chefs Sunday, Oct.
23, from 7-9:30 p.m. at The
Avenues Mall. Caring Chefs is the
first, biggest and best food tasting
event in Northeast Florida. The has
raised more than $1.9 million for
CHS over the past two decades. The
sell-out crowd will be sampling cui-
sine from more than 50 of the best
kitchens in Northeast Florida.
Tickets include admission, food,
drink and live entertainment. For
more information, call 493-7739.
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B" Talented Supermodel Sistagirl Tyra Banks
____Keeps It Real With Two Television Shows
DESTINY LAUNCHES 'SURVIVOR FOUNDATION'
Charity to provide housingfor hurricane victims
Destiny Child members Beyonce Knowles and
Kelly Rowland, along with Mathew Knowles, Tina
Knowles and Solange Knowles-Smith, have launched
the Survivor Foundation, a charitable entity that will '
provide transitional housing for Hurricane Katrina
victims and evacuees in the Houston area.
The Survivor Foundation plans to rehabilitate
existing housing in the Houston area and facilitate new
building construction and the deployment of mobile housing units to
homes for affected families.
The Foundation has already secured more than $400,000 through the ini-
tial contributions of Beyonce ($250,000), Kelly, Beyonce's dad, Mathew;
her mother, Tina; and her sister, Solange; and is seeking donations from
both the corporate and personal sectors to expand the reach of the
SMITHSONIAN HOUSING RAY CHARLES ITEMS
The Smithsonian's National Museum of
American History in Washington D.C. (14th Street
and Constitution Avenue N.W.) received items
.- from the career of legendary artist Ray Charles
and his long-time friend and manager Joe Adams
in a ceremony this week. Adams presented the
Museum with a Braille keyboard, sunglasses,
chess set, costumes, and other memorabilia.
GILLESPIE EFFECTS AUCTIONED OFF
An auction of Dizzy Gillespie items from the late legend's Englewood,
N.J. home drew musicians, former colleagues and web site visitors from as
far away as Switzerland, reports AP. Nearly 1000 lots were on the block,
including a gold-plated piccolo trumpet that sold for $1,200 and a dog
license for the musician's pet poodle, Maestro, which fetched $90. The
auction was held to settle the Gillespie estate
among the trumpeter's 48 heirs. Gillespie died in
1993; his wife, Lorraine, died in 2004. Other
items sold included a signed photo with a love
Message to Lorraine, which sold for $12,000; let-
ters from every U.S. president from John F.
Kennedy to Bill Clinton; and several campaign
buttons from Gillespie's half-serious run for pres-
ident in 1964, during which he drew attention to the civil rights movement.
BET PROMISING THE FUNNIEST NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Chris Rock, Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, i
Charlie Murphy, Paul Mooney and others have joined the
lineup for the 2005 BET Comedy Awards, to be taped
Sept. 25 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California
for a Sept. 27 broadcast. Steve Harvey will host the event,
which includes DJ Jazzy Jeff as the in-house DJ, plus
appearances by Earthquake, Patrice O'Neal, Rickey
Smiley, and Flava Flav. Singer Teairra Mari ("Make Her Feel Good") will
be one of several scheduled musical performers. Martin Lawrence will be
presented with the BET Comedy Icon Award for his body of work.
"When I announced that I want-
ed to do a talk show, a lot of people
were very skeptical, which, of
course, I can understand," Tyra
Banks said back in July during a
press conference to promote her
new syndicated talk show, which
made its debut last week.
"I'm very good at stepping out-
side of myself and looking at
myself and seeing what I think
other people perceive," she said.
"And they perceive a girl that has
modeled half of her life and that's
pretty much it. So this talk show's
going to allow people to see me, the
true me, and the difficulties and the
experiences I've gone through that
are just like every other girl."
Banks, 31, rattled off a list of
personal issues she's experienced
that allows her to identify with the
show's target demo of young
women between age 25 and 35.
"I have had relationships that I
have stayed in way too long. I'm
not talking about months, I'm talk-
ing about years," she said. "I've
been in emotionally abusive rela-
tionships. I've had serious drama
with friends and family. And every
single day I'm going to be talking
about those things on the show."
Speaking of keeping it real, the
supermodel also revealed that she
had recently spent over $1,000 at
Target, mostly on clothes and shoes.
"You know Isaac Mizrahi has his
whole new line, so I got a bunch of
the shoes. It's important for me to
be real with what I speak about on
the show," she justifies. "And I talk
about being cheap, so I went there
and brought my stylist along. We
got a ton of pants, ton of blazers,
tones of jewelry, tons of belts. We
didn't' get any underwear. I get that
from somewhere else."
And that would be Victoria's
Secret, the women's lingerie line
which continues to employ Banks
as a model and spokeswoman. The
beauty's short-lived music career is
on the back burner, she says,
because time constraints won't
Movie Awards Laud Best of Black Cinema
A distinguished list of
high-profile talent will
be on hand for Film
Life's 2005 Black
Movie Awards A
Celebration of Black
Cinema: Past, Present &
Future, presented by
Cedric The Entertainer
will host the awards
show that recognizes '*
creative achievement by
persons of African
descent in feature- "
length motion pictures, Tyler
both in front of and behind the cam-
era, and honors
outstanding films portraying the
This year's top award nominees
include "Crash," and "Diary of a
Mad Black Woman," with six nom-
inations each; "Hustle & Flow,"
which received four; and "Coach
Carter," with three nominations.
er Sidney Poitier will receive the
Distinguished Career Achievement
Award. Kimberly Elise, a nominee
for Outstanding Performance by an
Actress in a Leading Role for
"Diary of a Mad Black Woman,"
will receive the Rising Star award.
SThe 1985 adaptation of Alice
SWalker's Pulitzer Prize-winning
Novel "The Color Purple" will
become the first film inducted into
Sthe Black Movie Awards Classic
Cinema Hall of Fame.
In addition to serving as host, Ced
is also a nominee for Outstanding
Performance by an Actor in a
Leading Role for his work in "The
Honeymooners." Also nominated in
That category are Don Cheadle
i ("Crash"), Terrence Howard
("Hustle & Flow"), Samuel L.
SJackson ("Coach Carter") and Will
Smith ("Hitch"). Nominees for
Outstanding Performance by an
SActress in a Leading Role include
Kimberly Elise ("Diary of a Mad
J Black Woman"), Meagan Good
("D.E.B.S") and Queen Latifah
The 2005 Black Movie Awards
will also honor made-for-television
Imovies,with "Lackawanna Blues,"
starring S. Epatha Merkerson and
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India.Arie during taping of the premiere episode of 'The Tyra Banks
"With 'Top Model' and this [talk
show], I actually filmed them at the
same time," she said. "It is a strug-
gle but I'm a workaholic and a con-
trol freak and I'm not going to let
either project slip through the
cracks. I don't want to be a jack-of-
all-trades and a master of none so I
had to really decide what I wanted
to do because you can't do every-
thing. And so my focuses now are
this talk show, "America's Next
Top Model" and my foundation,
In fact, the time spent with
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S. Michael Ealy and
Hudson and executive-
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Forte, Quincy Jones
.and Oprah Winfrey
Perry's "Diary is one of the many nominees. The awards will be
Terrence Howard, and executive-
Terrence Howard, and execute ive- taped at the Wiltern Theatre in Los
produced by Halle Berry, Vince
produced by Halle Berry, Vince Angeles on Sunday, Oct. 9. Jeff
Cirrincione, Ruben Santiago- Friday and Suzanne de Passe will
Hudson and Shelby Stone; executive-produce the event airing
"Sometimes in April," starring Idris Oct. 19.
hosting special segments of "The
Oprah Winfrey Show."
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you're changing their lives.' And
that's what I want to do, but I'm not
ready for what she's talking about.
She says to look out."
Museum Logging African American Narratives
In re'o.rnition of the fjhled tladditoi- o' th e 'rit jand im n an effort to doc-
ument stories of ithe AfriL an Di.i.pora. Sain Frianci'sco's NMiiseun of the
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Lone Emmy for Actor of Color
S. Epatha Merkerson, who won the award for outstanding lead actress in a
miniseries or a movie for her work on 'Lackawanna Blues,' stands with
actress Halle Berry at the Governor's Ball following the 57th Annual
Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, in Los Angeles. Berry
was an executive producer of the show.
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African American Leaders Call For Proactive,
Inclusive Agenda to Address Katrina Problems
A coalition of African American
leaders, including Bruce S. Gordon,
president & CEO of the NAACP,
are urging President Bush and
Congress to set an inclusive and
proactive agenda in addressing
problems caused by Hurricane
Katrina. The group said relief
efforts should also take into consid-
eration the growing poverty crisis
in the Gulf region and other parts of
the United States.
Gordon said: "We want to make
sure that going forward there are
safeguards to assure that people dis-
placed by Hurricane Katrina will be
the first in line to get jobs rebuild-
ing the affected areas. In addition,
we want President Bush to see that
there are safeguards to assure equi-
ty in the distribution of rebuilding
funds and that minority contractors
have a fair chance to be awarded
some of the work that will be nec-
essary to rebuild New Orleans and
other affected communities."
During a press conference, coali-
tion leaders also called on the
Justice Department to review all
arrests and detentions to ensure sur-
vivors are able to vote in local elec-
tions, including the February 2006
elections. The Coalition, which met
at Howard University, issued a
"Call to Action" that outlines steps
and recommendations to achieve
eight "critical" goals.
Rep. Melvin Watt (news, bio, vot-
ing record) (D-N.C.), chairman,
Congressional Black Caucus
(CBC), said, "The CBC is absolute-
ly committed to the principles
addressed in this call to action and
we will work across party lines" to
have them carried out.
-- The action steps and recom-
mendations proposed by the coali-
tion include but isn't limited to:
-- Provide temporary housing at
military bases currently closed in
the Gulf Coast region.
--Provide economic incentives for
displaced families to return home.
-- Rebuild and reconnect families.
-- Establish $100 billion Family/
--Reconstruction Fund (providing
unemployment assistance, job
training, school placement, finding
separated children, etc).
-- Ensure that local residents have
first choice at jobs and contracts in
-- Establish Gulf Coast Region
Reconstruction Fund for rebuilding
homes, business, universities, etc.)
-- Establish timeline to rebuild col-
leges and universities, including
historically black universities,
Xavier, Dillard, Southern and
Jackson State (Mississippi).
-- Set 50 percent residency target
for all contracts.
-- Set 40 percent minority vendor
target for all reconstruction.
-- Place moratorium on all con-
tracts until civil rights provision can
-- Provide physical and mental
-- Order the admittance of minori-
ty community-based counselors in
facilities with evacuees nationwide.
-- Assure health benefits to all
affected citizens for a period no less
than 24 months.
Contributors may donate online
and read more about the NAACP's
commitment to helping hurricane
victims at http://www.naacp.org.
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