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The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Rita Luffborough Perry
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Jacksonville Fla
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Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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University of Florida
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Shemar Moore

Says He's

More Than

Just Another

Pretty Face
Page 11

SNow is the

Time for

America and

Americans to

Show our

Page 4

50 Cents

Sharpton's Group Withdraws

Awards to Tyson and Wal-Mart
The National Action Network, the New York-based
organization run by activist and former presidential
candidate Al Sharpton, has withdrawn two "Dream
Keepers" a yards originally earmarked for Tyson Foods
and Wal-Mart, after learning of race discrimination
charges against 'T.son.
SThe %ithdraal cam after a review of the organiza-
tions president and board members of reported allega-
tions. Sharpion Spokeswoman Rachel Nordlinger said NAN's board of
directors subsequent\ voted to withdraw the awards.
Sharpton said he was not aware of the federal lawsuit filed Aug. 12
against Tyson by 12 Black employ ees until an interview. At the time, he
said he would have his nominating committee review the award decision
and would have it o erturned if necessary.
The employees of Tyson Foods allege segregated bathrooms with a
"Whites Only" sign, the pervasive use of the n-word. monkeyey" "bo'"
and watermelono" insults of Black people and a threat \ ith a noose. The
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law is representing the
plaintiffs. w ho are joined in the suit by the U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunir Commission.
Wal-Mart Corporation, the world's largest retailer, with 4,717 stores
worldwide and 1.2 million U.S. employees, opposes unions and is the
target of multiple ci il rights lawsuits alleging violations that include
refusal to pay overtime, use of illegal workers and pay inequities for

African Art Dealer Wins Lawsuit

for Attracting "Wrong" Customers
Nicholas Alozie. a Ni,-eianii-born professor wxho claimed hi \was dis-
criminated against and forced to close his African-artifacts store in
Arizona Mills \on S100.000 in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed in
U.S. District Court. An all-white jurn recently sided with Alozie in his
discrimination suit against Arizona Mills.
"The\ wanted to close in, store because it attracted what the, believed
were the wrong tipe of people." He said.
Alozie opened the store in July, 1999 under a temporarD lease. At the
end of 2000. he says. the mall management told him
there w\as no temporary space for his store but that he
could stay if he signed a permanent lease. His store
closed while he waited for a space under a permanent
lease. Meanwhile. a competing non-minority business.
Painted With Oil. was able to keep a temporary lease, as
Swas Tommy Hilfiger. Alozie said.
Alozie did manage to reopen with a temporary lease
in June 2001, which lasted until September that year.
when a permanent space was found. His rent tripled to more than
$16,000. He staNed there until he was harassed for failure to pay rent. he
said. and he engaged in a dispute over whether he had paid on time.
'"The bank's records showed that they already had deposited my rent
check even though they were claiming that I was late." said Alozie.
The mall. whichh has about I'5 stores, has not had any other Black-
o\wned stores and lists \ery few\ diverse store offerings.

Canada Swears in First

Black Governor-General
CANADA- Haitian-born journalist Michaelle Jean became Canada's
first black governor general after renouncing her French passport to take
up the prestigious post as representative of the British monarchy in its
former colony. The appointment of the %\oman whose family fled Haiti's
murderous Duvalier regime in 1968. \was widely acclaimed throughout
the country, though it \"as not \ without controversy.
Her store of a "little girl. who watched d her parents, her family, and her
friends grappling with the horrors of a ruthless dictatorship, who became
the woman standing before .ou today is a lesson in learning to be free."
she said.
Government officials said the', hope Jean w ill electrify Rideau Hall. the
official residence of the governor general, where she will live with her
husband and their adopted six-year-old daughter Marie-Eden.

Largest African-American Religious

Channel, Sues Alleging Discrimination
The \Iturl Nct\ork, a mainstream media broadcaster for African-
American ministries and gospel music to millions in the United States
and across the \%o.ild, sued Sinus Satellite Radio today, alleging racial
dimriiimi.intii and breach of contract over its decision to cancel their
Siriisd dropped The Word Network from its programming in mid-
September despite backing from members of Congress, African-
American rcligiius leaders, and tens of thousands of listeners and other
interested Americans.
"We did not %want to file suit, but Sirius gave us no choice," said Lewis
Gibbs. The \o'rd Network's vice president of operations. "We were
dropped w\ iillmu w.nng and when pressed as to why, Sirius said ratings
were poor. However. Sirius refused to say what the ratings were or ifoth-
rs with supposedly similar ratings were also unceremoniously dropped.
'e feel that wMas a pretext for racial and religious discrimination, and nei-
her we nor our supporters will stand for it."
The Word Network provides religious and gospel programming to 37
million American households in the United States.

Volume 19 No. 37 Jacksonville, Florida September 29 October 5, 2005

Affirmative Action Suspended for Katrina Contracts

In a move the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights
(LCCR) and the Leadership
Conference on Civil Rights
Education Fund/Americans for a
Fair Chance (LCCREF/AFC) has


Shifts Blame for

Disaster Relief
A combative Michael Brown
blamed the Louisiana governor, the
New Orleans mayor and even the
Bush White House that appointed
him for the dismal response to
Hurricane Katrina in a fiery
appearance before Congress. In
response, lawmakers alternately
lambasted and mocked the former
FEMA director.
House members' scorching treat-
ment of Brown, in a hearing
stretching nearly 6 1/2 hours,
underscored how he has become an
emblem of the deaths, lingering
floods and stranded survivors after
the Aug. 29 storm. Brown resigned
Sept. 12 after being relieved of his
onsite command of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's
response effort three days earlier
Brown acknowledged making
mistakes during the storm and sub-
sequent flooding that devastated
the Gulf Coast. But he accused
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
and Louisiana Gov. Kathleen
Blanco, both Democrats, of foster-
ing chaos and failing to order a
mandatory evacuation more than a
day before Katrina hit.
"My biggest mistake was not rec-
ognizing by Saturday that
Louisiana was dysfunctional,"
Brown told a special panel set up
by House Republican leaders to
investigate the catastrophe.
"So I guess you want me to be the
superhero, to step in there and take
everyone out of New Orleans,"
Brown said.
"What I wanted you to do is do
your job and coordinate," said Rep.
Christopher Shays.

called "doubly shameful," the Bush
administration's Office of Federal
Contract Compliance Programs
(OFCCP) has decided to grant
exemptions from Affirmative
Action Program (AAP) require-
ments for new federal contracts
handling Hurricane Katrina relief.
OFCCP requires that contractors
with more than 50 employees and
with contracts for more than
$50,000 prepare an affirmative
action plan --defined by the OFCCP
as a "set of specific and result-ori-
ented procedures" to prevent the
"under-utilization" of minorities

and women employees.
The stated goal of the exemption--
which the Labor Department says
will last three months, subject to
extension--is to reduce the paper-
work on government contractors
and to encourage more companies
to help with rebuilding. Civil rights
groups say new contractors, who
have 120 days to prepare the AAP,
are not overburdened. In addition,
small contractors are subject to
abbreviated requirements for
preparing an AAP.
"There is no reason to exempt
new contracts from preparing AAPs

while requiring existing contracts to
follow the law. Without these
important equal employment prac-
tices in place, those communities
that need access to opportunities the
most could be excluded all togeth-
er," said said Wade Henderson,
LCCR executive director and coun-
selor to LCCREF.
out that the exemption could hurt
the very people most affected by
Hurricane Katrina, effectively shut-
ting them out from the opportunity
to participate in rebuilding their
own neighborhoods.

Shown above is Min. Zella Richardson, Rev. Cynthia Graham, Rev. Katrina Granger, BBIC 1st. Lady
Kimberly McKissick, Conference Coordiinator Sonia Roberts and Youth Conference Coordinator
Rosemary Winbush. R. Silver

Ladies of Bethel Host Power Packed Two

Day Spiritual Conference for Women

by R. Silver.
The rain didn't hold them back and
before the night was over, it didn't
hold back the tears either. Ladies
Night Out 2005 was a powerful
experience that kicked off Bethel
Baptist Institutional; Church's

Annual Women's Conference. The
event, which was free and open to
the public, witnessed to a crowd of
over 7000 at the Jacksonville
The "Night Out" was headlined
by Bethel's dynamic Pastor

Rudolph McKissick, Jr. and also
featured award winning gospel
artist Martha Munizzi. Pastor
McKissick preached and enlight-
ened the audience from the gospel
as their hearts and minds were
healed. For more see page 5.

Jacksonville Students Exposed

to Careers in Transportation

Shown above the students work together in a team building process to
S* fit together the pieces of a puzzle.
Cartwright Jenkins N nuptials The Jacksonville Chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation
The former Anitra Cartwright married her beau, Willie Jenkins in Holy Officials (COMTO) hosted its fifth annual student career event September
Matrimony on Saturday, September 24th. The ceremonies were officiated 23rd at the WJCT-7 studios. The Garret A. Morgan Shadow Day offered
by Rev. Sinclair Jenkins, father of the groom at Historic Mount Zion 80 area high school students (from Peterson Academy and Raines, Jackson
A.M.E. Church. The beautiful bride is a graduate of Paxon High School and Ribault High Schools) the chance to spend the day engaging in career
and the groom is a graduate of Clay High School and owner of PIE development workshops. The workshops gave them tips on dressing for
Enterprises Lawn Care Services. A festive reception followed the cere- success, finding financial funding for college and internship opportunities
monies at Woodstock Park Community Center. Following a honeymoon in transportation. The day continued with a barbeque lunch and conclud-
in Orlando, Fl, the couple will reside in Jacksonville. FMPPhoo ed with a group testimonial session.

Buying and

Selling Florida

Homes in the

Age of Killer

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High Blood


The Greatest

Silent Killer of

Black America
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Cutting Down the Money

You Spend on Gas

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by C.M. Brown
Gas stations are pulling highway
robbers and getting away with it.
I've never seen so much price fluc-
tuation and so many different price
points among competitors. One
charges $3.00 a gallon. Two blocks
lup the street another fixes its price
at $3.15. On your way home from
work your neighborhood station is
charging $3.20 a gallon. By the
time you leave out in the morning,
it has shot up to $3.50.
Rising gas prices may be giving
4-cynlinder-engine car drivers high
blood pressure. But those of you
driving SUVs, minivans and pickup
trucks are probably ready to
e.plode. But keep ii together. There
are tings \ou can do to take con-
tlol of your vehiclee and your
money\ For starters. reduce your
gas colnsumpltiol
Here al e some fuel saving tips:
Pertfionn car mainteniiace. Most
motorists don't realize the little
things can make a huge difference
when it comes to saving money at
the gas pump. According to the Car
Care Council, damaged, loose or
missing gas caps, under-inflated
tires, poor wheel alignment, worn
spark plugs and dirty filters all con-
tribute to poor fuel economy. Tires
that aren't inflated properly can cost
a mile or two per gallon. Dirty
spark plugs cause misfiring which

wastes fuel. Replacing a clogged air
filter could save gas mileage by as
much as 10%, saving you 15 cents
a gallon. Also, tune your engine;
it'll increase gas mileage by 4 %.
Comparison shop. Be a proactive
consumer. Don't just pay the high-
est price at the closest station. Shop
around to find the most competitive
price in town. For a little help, visit
www.gaspricewatch.com which
compares prices in you area. Not
only can you find out the best deal
by zip code and street name, but
you also can check out prices by
grade of gasoline.
Park your car. Take public trans-
portation. Walk save money and
shed a few pounds. Carpooling is
another option. You and some of
your colleagues can take turns driv-
ing each other to work. A third
alterative is car-sharing. which is
somewhat like timesharing. But
instead of buying a week's use of a
vacation home, you share a care
with other members.
Slow it down. Gas mileage
decreases rapidly at speeds above
60 mph, costing an additional 10
cents per gallon. Aggressive driv-
ing can lower gas mileage by as
much as 33 percent on the highway
and 5 percent on city streets, result-
ing in 7 to 49 cents per gallon. Stay
calm, cool and collected -- put your
car on cruise control.

The-University of North Florida's
Division of Continuing Education
will host the 4th Annual African-
American Professionals
Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the
University Center.
The program is designed to meet
the career goals and challenges of
the African-American community
in Northeast Florida, empowering
participants and encouraging net-
working. The event, first held in
April 2002, will deliver new tools,
tips and techniques to enhance pro-
fessional and personal develop-
"Learning in all forms keeps us
mentally agile and helps us to be
continuous leaders," said Elizabeth
Cline, conference keynote speaker
and president of iMPACT Personal
& Professional Development, Inc.
"The conference agenda unfailingly

Guest speaker Elizabeth Kline
forces participants to rethink them-
selves and their individual possibil-
ities by providing tools, techniques
and inspiration necessary to envi-
sion personal and career excel-
The one-day conference features
five breakout sessions, including

Managing' Your Motiey 'Wisely:
What You Don't Know Can Hurt
You, Beyond Networking: How to
Move Your Career to the Next
Level, Effective Non-Defensive
Communication: Getting Your
Message Across Effectively, Good
Skills Gone Bad: How to Balance
Your Strengths & Weaknesses,
Planning Your Financial Future and
Long Term Care. Cline will deliver
the keynote message on "Conscious
Work, Conscious Living: Mind,
Body and Soul Connection".
Additionally, there will be a panel
discussion featuring several com-
munity experts.
To register for the event, go to
Click on "review courses and to
register" or call (904) 620-4270.
Event fees include workbook mate-
rials, continental breakfast and

'A Suze Orman for African Americans,' Financial

Expert Carla J. Cargle Tells The Financial Truth

/ ^ i

Carla Cagle
"The road to wealth begins with
you." So says Carla J. Cargle,
noted financial expert and author of
the new book and companion CD-
Roms, The Financial Truth [2005,
Wealth Builders Publishing, TX].
While Suze Orman criss-crosses the
country offering her brand of per-
sonal financial advice to readers
and television audiences alike,
Cargle has similarly been about the
business for years, educating her
mostly African American audiences
to the intricacies of creating wealth,
building and protecting it for the
coming generations of our people.

With the release of The Financial
Truth, Cargle tells African
Americans once and for all the truth
about all aspects of effective money
management, including how to be
financially prepared for natural dis-
asters, how individuals, couples and
families can take control of their
fiscal health, assess their "financial
compatibility" and develop their
own roadmap to economic inde-
pendence. "This book and interac-
tive program has been created to
help African Americans develop a
positive, healthy and spiritual rela-
tionship with money," Cargle says.
"I applaud what Suze Orman is
doing, but we've got to also listen to
our own. "Money does not
have the power to do or be anything
until you attach your spirit to it. It
can't make you wealthy, or poor."
The Financial Truth program con-
sists of three main sections, includ-
ing one that addresses the soul of
money, section two that encom-

passes an individual's thoughts and
relationship with money, plus a
third section which examines how
one nurtures his or her own person-
al financial needs, while introduc-
ing tools helpful to building and
accumulating financial wealth. All
of this accomplished-with a spiri-
tual connection to money built-in,
which distinguishes this program
from all others. The timing could
hardly have been better.
A native of Gary, Indiana, Cargle
is an alumnus of Hampton
University, where she earned a
bachelor's degree in finance.
Currently residing in Houston,
Texas, she has been a practicing
financial advisor for 14 years now,
and is a registered investment advi-
sor for the state of Texas. She is the
author of Humble, Wise and
Wealthy (2002), a spiritually-based
personal finance handbook, and she
wrote and developed the curriculum
for the acclaimed national econom-
ic empowerment program, "Know
Your Money" for the National
Urban League.
For more information, or to order
The Financial Truth program, call
1-800/710-1269, or visit .wealth-

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Q: Why doesn't Duval County have information about lunch pro-
grams on the Web site?
A: The information about school meals is located on Duval County's
website under the Schools & Info link on the homepage www.edu-
cationcentral.org. You can find it in the left-hand navigation area and
by placing your mouse over the link for Schools & Info, a secondary
navigation menu will pop-out with links including "School Meals."
You can also find it by clicking on the "Site Map" link at the top of the
home page and scrolling down to Schools & Info. The link to School
Meals is there, as well (http://www.educationcentral.org/schools/htmeals.asp).
The district also posts breakfast and lunch menus each month for ele-
mentary and secondary schools as well as other information including
meal prices, carbohydrate content of menu items, and free and reduced
lunch information and application. You may also find information
regarding www.mylunchmoney.com, a service that allows parents to
pay for school meals online.
Q: Who do I call if I have a problem with a decision made about
a child at R.L. Brown Elementary School?
A: Principals are instructional leaders who direct the administration
and operations of schools. If you are dissatisfied with a decision made
by a faculty member at a school, you are encouraged to alert the prin-
cipal. If you disagree with a decision made by the principal, you
should contact the school's Regional Superintendent, who oversees the
plans and activities of school principals within a designated region.
There is one Regional Superintendent for each of the six regions
throughout Duval County. At R.L Brown, the principal is Diane Clark
(630-6570). The Regional Superintendent for Brown is Dr. Levi
McIntosh (924-3450). Please note that school officials are unable to
discuss student information with persons other than the child's par-
ent(s) or guardian(s).
Please submit your School Talk questions by email to
schooltalk@educationcentral.org, by fax at 390-2659, or by mail to
Duval County Public Schools, Communications Office, 1701
Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8152.

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White Congressman Compares Black Caucus to KKK

NASHVILLE, Tennessee A
white Tennessee lawmaker lament-
ing his exclusion from the state's
Black Legislative Caucus claimed
Tuesday the group was less accom-
modating that even the Ku Klux
"My understanding is that the
KKK doesn't even ban members by
race," said Rep. Stacey Campfield,
adding that the KKK "has less racist
bylaws" than the black lawmakers'
The freshman Republican from
Knoxville was rebuffed earlier this
year when he asked for the Black
Caucus' bylaws and inquired about
joining. There are 18 black state
lawmakers in Tennessee.
Caucus chairman Rep. Johnny
Shaw, a Democrat, dismissed

Campfield's request and called him
a "strange guy" who was simply
interested in stirring up trouble.
"He is using this as a joke. This is
an insult coming from him," said
caucus member Rep. Larry Miller,
also a Democrat. "Why he chose to
focus on the Black Caucus, I have
no idea other than he is crazy and a
The 37-year-old Campfield
defended himself in a message on
his Web journal, or blog, under the
heading "I too dream."
The long excerpts from the Rev.
Martin Luther King's famous 1963
"I Have a Dream" speech infuriated
some readers. It prompted
Campfield to ban reader comments
after some of the angry postings
included death threats.

Experts on race and hate groups Poverty Law Center.
said Campfield hit a nerve when he "Very typically these days we see
used King's words to take on a white supremacists, hate groups,
black institution. It's the same tactic trying to use the words of King and
white separatists often use, said other civil rights leaders to try to
Mark Potok, director of the advance their agendas," Potok said.
Intelligence Project at the Southern

Congress Unveils Portrait of

First Black Congressman

Coretta Scott King Leaves Hospital Five

Weeks After Suffering From A Stroke

ATLANTA Coretta Scott King's
daughters beamed as they emerged
from a hospital last week and
announced that more than a month
after suffering a stroke and mild
heart attack, their mother was com-
ing home.
The 78-year-old widow of civil
rights leader Rev. Martin Luther
King had been unable to speak and
was paralyzed on her right side
when she was hospitalized on Aug.
Since then, she has made signifi-
cant progress, said her daughters,
Bernice and Yolanda King, and her
physician, Dr. Maggie Mermin, and
she was released from the hospital.
"Our prayers have been
answered," the Rev. Bernice King
Mermin said King was making
progress every day and her determi-
S nation and attitude had helped her
recovery. She has been participating
in three hours of therapy a day and

tI Y,. ,
Bernice King, left, and Yolanda King announce the morning release of
their mother, Coretta Scott King, from Piedmont Hospital during a
news conference at the hospital in Atlanta. Coretta Scott King went

home from the hospital last week
a stroke and a mild heart attack.
will be expected to continue thera-
py six days a week at home. She is
expected to make a full recovery,
her daughters said.
King ALSO made a "victory
walk," a distance of 80 feet (24

more than a month after suffering

meters) twice with the use of a
walker, Mermin said. She said King
had also regained some of her
speech and was regaining use of her
right side.
"When she smiles, she looks like

herself," the doctor said.
King's daughters said her faith
also helped her to heal while at
Piedmont Hospital.
"My mother has a very strong
determination to succeed. She
looked forward to therapy and was
full of joy and very focused,"
Bernice King said.
The Kings were married in 1953.
and had four children, Martin
Luther III, Yolanda, Dexter and
Bemice. After her husband's assas-
sination in Memphis, Tennessee, on
April 4, 1968, King kept his dream
alive by starting the Martin Luther
King Jr. Center for Nonviolent
Social Change, based in Atlanta.
The family plans to celebrate
King's homecoming privately with
relatives and friends.
"Our mother is coming home, and
we are so grateful and so thankful
that this is happening," Yolanda
King said.

Members of Congress applaud as a painting of former Rep. Joseph H.
Rainey, R-S.C., is unveiled on Capitol Hill.

In 1870 Joseph Rainey became
the first black person elected to the
House of Representatives. On
Wednesday he became the first to
have his portrait hung in the House.
The oil painting of the South
Carolina congressman was
unveiled before many members of
the Congressional Black Caucus,
the Rev. Jesse Jackson and family
Rainey's painting, said Rep. Chaka
Fattah, D-Pa., corrects a situation
where there are "hundreds of por-
traits on the House side and not one
reflects a person of color."
Rainey, born into slavery in 1832,
served in the House during the
Reconstruction Era period of 1870
to 1879, when he worked to
advance the civil rights of newly
freed slaves.
The portrait project was led by
Fattah and Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio,

chairman of the House Fine Arts
Board, as part of efforts to better
represent women and minorities
among the more than 300 portraits
in the Capitol complex. The artist
was Simmie Knox, who also did the
official White House portraits of
President Clinton and then-first
lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Rainey was one of a small num-
ber of blacks elected to seats repre-
senting parts of the former
Confederacy after the Civil War.
There were no blacks in Congress
for the three-decade period before
1929, and as late as 1963 there were
only three. Currently there are 42
blacks in the 435-member House,
and one black senator.
The Senate in 2002 dedicated a
portrait of Blanche Bruce of
Mississippi, the first black to serve
a full term in the Senate, from 1875
to 1881.

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ties. Bachelor's Degree, Mastqsrtferred. Two years plus experi
ence in technical/proposal writing or journalism. Send resume
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Chamber of Commerce Inc.,

The following positions are open for
the Minority Business Outreach Program

October 1, 2005
President/Executive Director
Degree required, five years experience in strategic planning.
Communications/Marketing Business Development
Vice President
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financial reporting and accounting.
Technical Business Specialist
Degree required and experience in business development and counsel-
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Parents, Students & Community Members are invited to attend a



Thursday, October 13, 2005

EWC Milne Auditorium 7 p.m.

Parents and educators have expressed growing concern over discipline policies in Duval County Public
Schools, including the proposed use of tasers and the criminalization of students through the M.A.R.S. pro-
gram. our schools are beginning to mirror prisons, both in the over-reliance on law enforcement and in the
overuse of suspension, expulsion or arrest as punishments for age appropriate, minor behavior that should
be handled inside of school and in the home.

If you have concerns and experiences that you would like to share at the hearings,
contact Olivia Gay-Davis at 904-768-6232 or email Ogdavis@bellsouth.net

This meeting is sponsored by the Jacksonville NAACP

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Now is the Time for America and

Americans to Show our Worth

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Civil Rights activist, Whitney M.
Young, Jr., once said, "The true
worth of any nation is determined
by that nation's treatment of its
most disadvantaged citizens."
These are powerful words consid-
ering the number of citizens that
have fallen into that category
thanks to two devastating hurri-
It's certainly hard to complain
about trivial things these days con-
sidering what our brothers and sis-
ters from the gulf coast have had to
deal with. As the wife and I got
back from vacation a few weeks
ago, one of my bags was lost. Of
course I was upset, but once I got
home and turned on the television I
was reminded of the terrible situa-
tion so many families were dealing
with, and I couldn't be mad any
I remember thinking, my God;
how can I get upset about losing a
bag when thousands have lost
homes and everything in them. I am
sure that all of us have had to put
our lives into prospective consider-
ing the trials and tribulation that so
many Americans are going through.
Martin Luther King is probably
one of the most quoted individuals
in American history. One of his
most profound statements in my
opinion is probably one of his most
underrated. Dr. King once said,
"Strangely enough, I can never be
what I ought to be until you are
what you ought to be."
And as Americans we have to
continue to do our part and give and
volunteer our time and resources to
helping those in need. The gulf
coast disasters have generated a
massive relief effort and giving
campaign. So far, the Red Cross
has received nearly $780 million,
which doesn't include the federal
funds victims are eligible for or
other organizations that are raising
It is probably safe to say that
nearly every church in America,
many not-for-profit and for-profit
entities and ten of thousands of
individuals have given to this relief
effort. Katrina's devastation was
historic, but so has the effort put
forth by Americans from all walks
of life.
The American Red Cross esti-
mates that more than $2 billion will
be required to meet its cost for the
emergency needs of Hurricane

Katrina survivors. To put things
into perspective, this is a sum 20
times greater than the relief provid-
ed by the Red Cross for all hurri-
canes in 2004. And you may recall
that last year Florida was hit with
three powerful hurricanes, so
Katrina devastation has been
The Red Cross is basing their
assessment on the nearly one mil-
lion people who require meals,
shelter, financial assistance and
other essential services over vari-
ous periods of time. So the giving
must continue, because there is no
short term fix for the areas affected.
"If a man be gracious and courte-
ous to strangers, it shows he is a cit-
izen of the world, and that his heart
is no island cut off from other
lands, but a continent that joins to
them," said Francis Bacon.
Because no man is an island, we
all will need help at some point in
your lives. I just ask you to imagine
with me losing that house that you
invested so much money into mak-
ing a home.
Imagine having a successful law
practice in the city of New Orleans
and not only did you lose your
office and everything in it, but your
clients lost their homes and offices.
Imagine being from a small town in
Mississippi and the only jobs in
town that provided a "living wage,"
were at the casino. And by the way,
that casino that helps you put food
on the table no longer exists.
Imagine being told to evacuate
your home and go to an arena and
help would be on the way and that

help comes three or four days later
than it was supposed to. And by the
way, while thousands of people are
waiting for help, people begin to
die because of the lack of medical
assistance and food. If you take the
time to envision the struggles
Americans from the gulf coast have
had to endure it should touch your
When we think about the spirit of
America, we should never forget
that the people of this country make
it the greatest country on earth. I
ask that you think about the words
of Winston Churchill who once
said, "We make a living by what we
get. We make a life by what we
I believe that a primary role of
government should be to help the
least of us or better yet, those of us
with the most needs. There is an
ongoing debate of whether New
Orleans is worth rebuilding consid-
ering its geographical challenges. I
say that if we can spend billions of
American dollars rebuilding Iraq,
we should be able to put forth the
same effort to rebuild our own
Ray Charles may have summed it
up best when he said, "America's
made bigger promises than almost
any other country in history." Now
America and its citizens has to "do
right" by our most needy.
A wise man once said, "The fra-
grance always stays in the hand that
gives the rose."
Signing off from the First
Timothy Outreach Ministry,
Reggie Fullwood

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B-CC Prepares for

____ ~2005 Homecoming

"Wildcat World Relive The
Magic" is the theme for 2005
homecoming festivities at Bethune-
Cookman College, culminating on
Saturday, October 1 with a parade,
a football game between Bethune-
Cookman College and Morgan
State University and post-game
concert featuring Jeffrey Osborne
at the Mary McLeod Bethune
Performing Arts Center.
Miami attorney Larry Handfield, a
1978 B-CC graduate, will serve as
Grand Marshal for the parade,
which takes place at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, October 1 along Mary
McLeod Bethune Blvd. Handfield
is a former member of B-CC's
Board of Trustees, where he served
as the Chairman of the Buildings
and Grounds Committee. He over-
saw the construction of four new
buildings and major renovations of
three others. The Music Annex,
home to the B-CC marching band's
practice rooms, bears his name.
This year's football game will pit

the Wildcats against Morgan State
in a game vital to both team's hopes
for a Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference championship.
That evening, R&B star Jeffrey
Osbore will brings his distinctive
baritone voice to the Mary McLeod
Bethune Performing Arts Center. A
recipient of five gold and platinum
albums, Osborne scored an interna-
tional hit single with "On The
Wings of Love" in 1982. His latest
release, "From The Soul," showcas-
ing classic songs by Teddy
Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin and
Curtis Mayfield, is scheduled to hit
stores October 6.
The concert's 9 p.m. start will
allow fans attending the game
ample time to beat the traffic and
enjoy an outstanding evening of
Tickets are $25 $60 and can be
purchased at the Mary McLeod
Bethune Performing Arts Center
Box Office at (386) 481-2465, or
(386) 481-2591.

Shown above clockwise (L-R) is Rev. Rudolph McKissick Jr., vocalist
Martha Munizzi, (Botom) Armor bearers and ushers who greeted
each lady in their presence with a rose and (right) the beginning of
thousands who waited eagerly to enter the Arena.

Praise, Worship and Song Highlight Annual Women's Conference

Continued from front
Despite a downpour of rain, the
thousands that converged on the
Jacksonville Arena were armed
with their Bibles and umbrellas. In
addition to gospel great Martha
Munizzi, the BBIC Word &
Worship Mass Choir treated the
audience to some of their new

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releases and Rev. Sharon Bell gave
a women's spiritual perspective on
issues facing their lives.
After a soul winning concert of
prophecy and love, an after party
for those with the stamina to con-
tinue, took place at Club 3:16 at the
Bethelite Conference Center.
The next morning, the Spirit con-

tinued as attendees accepted the
challenge of Conference
Coordinator Sis. Sonia Roberts to
"Bring on the Drama!". The con-
ference, held on site at the church,
was filled with workshops and
praise that helped attendees
embrace their inner love. The
packed forums included topics such

as: "Breaking Down Spiritual
Barriers", "Embracing What God
Loves About Us," "Creating a
Hedge Around Our Children" and
"The Spirit Warrior. The women in
attendance were literally set free.
"Look at your hell," said Pastor
McKissick, "and see the size of
your harvest.

Black Health Experts Hail FDA Approval
of Generic Drug for HIV Treatment
Physicians and AIDS activists are optimistic about a new generic ver-
sion of AZT, the drug used to prevent the AIDS virus from reproducing
in the body, saying the less expensive medication will help more and
more people seeking treatment for the deadly disease.
Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher said the recent approval
by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the generic drug will def-
initely benefit those fighting HIV, a number of people that is, unfortu-
nately, growing by leaps and bounds.
"As long as a drug is not generic, it means that the company that makes
it has no competition, and it is competition that drives prices down,"
Satcher said. Currently the interim president of the Morehouse School of
Medicine in Atlanta, Satcher maintained that less expensive medication
is needed to effectively treat as many HIV-positive people as possible.

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On Friday, July 1, 2005 the
Martin Luther King Jr. "Live the
Dream" specialty license plate
became available to the public. In
just one month, a total of 988 spe-
cialty license plates that features
the image of Dr. King delivering a
speech with a background of a
waving American flag and the
words "Live the Dream" were sold.
The registration renewal cost will
be an additional $37.00. If it is not
time to renew your registration
then you can opt to replace your
existing plate for an additional fee
of $18.60.
When you purchase this plate you
will help fund grants to provide
research for care and treatment for
sickle cell disease, a disease that
plagues Black families. As well as,
fund health education and healthy
start programs for low-income
families to fight infant mortality
and birth defects. The proceeds
from the purchase of the Martin
Luther King Jr. license plate will
also help fight homelessness, to
give people who need it the most a
hand up.
To maintain the funds for these
well needed programs for low-
income families in Florida, it is
imperative that the sale of the "Live
the Dream" license plate exceed
1,000 plates for 12 consecutive
months annually. Your support will
make all the difference in keeping
Sthe "Dream Alive." Please contact
your local Tag agency to get your
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Cathedral of Faith Presents Harvest Revival

Faith COGIC, 2591 West Beaver
Street; Pastor and Shepherdess C.
B. Kinsey, is presenting Harvest
Revival Wednesday, September 28
through Friday, September 30th.
Services will be held nightly at "
7:30 p.m. The public is invited.
The Harvest Revival Spiritual
Leader will be Bishop-Elect Bruce
V. Parham, of Oasis of Refreshing
Ministries Inc., Wilmington, Dela- *
ware and Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania. Bishop-Elect Parham will
deliver a message of healing and
Bishop-Elect Bruce V. Parham
is the youngest of three sons given
to Pastor Arthur and Almeda
Parham. Being raised as a son in Bishop-Elect Bru
ministry, both physically and spirit-
ually, instilled his burden for ministry. It was obvious
by the age of two that Bishop-Elect Bruce Parham had a
rich anointing to sing. As an adolescent, he was
engaged as a regular soloist at various church services;
and the .annual conventions and convocations of the
Mt. Sinai Holy Churches of America Inc. During this
time, Bishop-elect Parham's gift of singing was
encouraged by this grandmother who told him to,
"Open up your mouth and sing!"

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administration of our educational policies,
policies, scholarship and loan programs, ai
and other school-administered programs.

This advice proved beneficial.
At the age of twenty, Bishop-Elect
Parham won numerous state and
national gospel music competitions.
Concurrently, Bishop-Elect Parham
answered the Lord's call to preach
S the Word. Together his anointing to
sing intertwined with his anointing
to expound the Word, made him
unique. This fusion opened the
S door for Bishop-elect Parham to
S minister in song at the Gospel
Music Workshop of America and
receive his first of many recording
''. contracts. For the next decade,
known as "Philadelphia's Son of
S Promise", Bishop-Elect Parham
", recorded three solo albums and
Ice a worked with copious leaders in the
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gospel music industry.
While ministering in his secondary gift of song, it
was revealed that the anointing of God placed on his
life to p reach was indeed principal. Ministry through
song became subsequent to the preached Word. Bishop-
Elect Parham has facilitated thousands of souls coming
into the Kingdom of God, and encouraged countless
others. The public is invited to share in the word and
song of this anointed man of God.

Women's Ministry of
c. first Missionary Baptist

743-1077 Church to Present
ed Ladies Night Out Oct. 7
ing Christian Women Raising A
SPhilosophy Standard in Ministry Excellence I
Samuel 25:32-33, is the theme for
ts students ladies Night Out 2005. The
rigin to all Women's Ministry of First Mis-
activities sionary Baptist Church, 810 S.
students at Third Ave., Jacksonville Beach;
Sb o Rev. Dr. Marvin McQueen, Senior
ie basis of Pastor; cordially invites all to
origin in "Ladies Night Out 2005" at 7 p.m.
admissions on Friday, October 7"'.
nd athletic Lady Sandy Thomas of the
Open Arms Christian Fellowship,
will be the honored speaker.

St. Matthew Baptist Church to Celebrate 104th Church
Anniversary and Pastor's 42nd Anniversary, October 16

St. Matthew Baptist Church,
3731 Moncreif Road, where Rev.
George A. Price is Pastor; invites
the entire community to join them
for the Anniversary Celebration of
the Church and their Pastor on
Sunday, October 16, 2005. The
entire day will be one of praise and
celebration. "Praise ye the Lord, I
will Praise the Lord with my whole
heart, in the assembly of the
upright, and in the congregation" -
(Psalms 111:1), is the theme.
Nationwide Faith
Competition for
BlackNews.com Church Com-
munications Network (CCN) Ent.,
together with BarnalFilms, will
create the All American Gospel
competition, a nationwide youth
vocal competition. The initiative
will mobilize 345,000 churches and
10,000 schools to participate as
audition sites.
The undeniable popularity of
Gospel music and the increasing
number of cross-over artists from
gospel to mainstream music is a
testimony to the popularity of the
Solo vocalists between the ages
of 14 and 22 are eligible for this
competition which will welcome
entries from a diverse range of
musical influences: hymns, pop,
alternative, even hip-hop. Twelve
finalists will compete on national
simulcasts for a recording contract,
and will join program sponsor
World Vision to encouraging
giving back from the abundance
they' have.
Unlike other competitions, live
audiences will vote via ballot at the
church and school audition sites,
and during the final rounds of the
competition, satellite audiences at

It will be the 104th Anniversary
of the Church, and the 42nd
Anniversary of Pastor George A.
The Third Sunday in October
will be a fulfilled day of worship-
ping and Praising God, for St.
Matthew's many blessings. This
day of celebration will begin with
Sunday School at 9:15 a.m.
followed by Morning Service.
Dr. Ron Rowe, Executive Direc-
tor of the Jacksonville Baptist
i-based Vocalist
American Youth
thousands of churches will view the
performances and vote via phone
and internet.
As many as one million
contestants will be reduced to 500
in a few short weeks in October.
Leading local and regional music
personalities will select 24 semi-
finalists from which the 12 finalists
will be chosen via online voting by
the All-American Gospel audience.
The 12 finalists will produce a
Christmas single with a popular
gospel recording artist, and
participate in 6 simulcast broad-
casts into churches around the
country. The final simulcast will
introduce the All-American Gospel
winner who gets a recording
contract with Doxology Records,
distributed by Word/WEA.
Church Communication Net-
work (CCN) is a satellite and inter-
net communications network serv-
ing the local church; BarnaFilms, a
division of The Bara Group,
develops, produces and markets
television, video, film and music
For more information, visit:

Pastor George A. Price
Association, will be the guest
Various churches throughout the
city will join us at 3 p.m. when the
youth will be in charge of the
The celebration will culminate
at 6:30 p.m. when the St. Matthew
Baptist Church Choir will be in
concert singing Songs of Praise
and Lifting the Lord to the highest.
Invited guests will also appear on
the program.
St. Matthew Baptist Church
truly, and prayerfully invites each
and everyone of you to come out,
and spend the entire day of
Blessings, that the Lord has
empowered to each of us.

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

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 4:50p.m.
3rd Sunday The Preached Word from the Sons and Daughters
of Bethel 3:30p.m.
Wednesday Noon Service "Miracle at Midday" 12 noon I p.m.
Wednesday 5:00p.m. Dinner and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.

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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.


1880 Weet'Ed-gew ood 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.
Visit uiir web site at www.gmbc.net / E-mail GreaterMac@aol.com

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"

J, 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.
SMorning 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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Bible say about


. Are these the

last days?

5755 Ramona Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32205

Website: www.evangeltempleag.org
Pastor Cecil and Pauline Wiggins Email: evangeljax@comcast.net


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added plus; become part of
team, could become full time.
Call leave name, other
information, including daytime
phone number: (904) 764-6278.

Shands Joins FCAACC to Reach
Out to Small/Minority Businesses

the First Coast African American
Chamber (FCAACC) Outreach
Program, recently conducted a
workshop with local small and
minority businesses to discuss how
the hospital purchases and contracts
its products, goods, services and
commodities. Various department
purchasing agents and the lead
Underutilized Business Enterprise
Coordinator, Mr. Sylvestor Fraiser,
met face to face with local
This informative workshop ex-
plained Shands' philosophy on do-
ing business with the local minority
business community, which begins
with Mr. Fraiser, who will guide
you through the process of making

your products, goods, services and
commodities known and work
through the process for success.
The FCAAC Minority Outreach
Program is funded by the City of
Jacksonville, and supports the
mayor's literacy program. It's goals
are to increase the number of Black
Businesses in the community and
to improve their survival rate
beyond five years. The program
provides a large array of services,
to potential start-ups, existing
business owners to develop your
business plan, package a loan and
provide a long line of support.
For information on future work-
shops and other services, please
call (904) 358-9090.

Jax Chapter of NABSW

Installs New Officers

The Jax Chapter of the National
Association of Black Social Work-
ers recently installed new officers
during a meeting held at the Duval
County Health Department. The
Associate Pastor of Mt. Sinai
S Baptist Church, Rev. George Lowe
presided over the installation.
The elected Officers are: Presi-
dent, Jackie Nash; Vice President,
Tina Johnson; Secretary, Joyce
Taylor; Treasurer Delaney Wil-
liams; Chaplain/Historian, Brendo-
S lyn Hamilton; Steering Committee
Representatives, Derya Williams

Pianist/Organist needed for Church with full musical
F agenda, including rehearsals. Must read music, and
be familiar with Old Time Gospel, Modern Gospel, as

well as Cantata and Concert
please call (904) 764-9257.

Law Office of:

Reese Marshall, P.A.

Worker's Compensation
Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Wills and Estates

214 East Ashley Street

Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Over 30 years experience of professional and
courteous service to clients

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.

October 10
7043 Normandy Blvd

October 11
9070 Merrill Road

October 13
14035 Beach Blvd.

October 12
4250 Southside Blvd.

October 14
11470 San Jose Blvd.

program. If qualified,

and Patricia O'Neal Williams.
NABSW is committed to enhan-
cing the quality of life and empow-
ering people of African Ancestry
through advocacy, human services
and research. The organization is
currently recruiting new members.
The only requirement is that you
work in the Social Service area as a
Para-professional or professional.
The new meeting will be held
on Thursday, October 27, 2005. For
more information, please contact
Ms. Jackie Nash, (904)665-2589;
or Ms. Donna Buchanan, 630-3397.

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Domestic Violence Institute Inc.
6504 Arlington Road, Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32211 Telephone (904) 743-1588
Courses in Domestic Violence are offered
Certificates of Honorable Achievement
are issued for each course completed.

The Domestic Violence Institute Inc. admits students of any
race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights,
privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or
made available to students at our school and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or
ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies,
admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and
athletic and other school-administered programs.











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Ms. Perry's Free Press Paze 7

Public Hearing on
School Discipline
to be held at EWC
JACKSONVILLE Parents, stu-
dents, and the community, are
invited to attend a Public Hearing
on School Discipline Policies in
Duval County Public Schools. The
public hearing will be held at 7
p.m. on Thursday, October 13,
2005, in the Milne Auditorium at
Edward Waters College, 1658
Kings Road.
Parents and educators have
expressed growing concern over
discipline policies in our schools,
including proposed use of tasers
and the criminalization of students
through the M.A.R.S. program.
Schools are beginning to mirror
prisons, both in the over-reliance
on law enforcement and in the
overuse of suspension, expulsion or
arrest as punishments for age-
appropriate, minor behavior that
should be handled inside of
schools, and in the home.
These extreme measures are
unproductive and only serve to
isolate our children and remove
them from a structured educational
environment. Our schools should
be exemplary institutions of
learning, not feeder systems to jail
or prison.
This public hearing is sponsored
by the NAACP, the Advancement
Project, and the NAACP Legal
Defense and Educational Fund Inc.
If you have concerns and
experiences that you would like to
share at the hearings, please
contact: Olivia Gay-Davis at (904)

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High Blood Pressure: Battling the Silent Killer

You can have high blood pressure
(HBP) and still feel just fine. That's
because HBP does not cause symp-
toms. But, HBP (also called hyper-
tension) is a major health problem.
If not treated, it can lead to stroke,
heart disease, kidney failure, and
other health problems. And,
African Americans are at higher
risk for this disease than any
other racial or ethnic group.
What Is HBP?
As blood flows from your heart to
your blood vessels, it pushes
against the walls of your blood ves-
sels. This pressure is measured in
millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
The reading often is recorded as
two num-bers-the pressure while
the heart beats (systolic pressure)
over the pressure while the heart
relaxes be-tween beats diastolicc
pressure). The numbers are written
one above or before the other. The
systolic num-ber comes first, or on
top, and the diastolic number comes
second, or on the bottom.
Do You Have HBP?
Your blood pressure should be
checked at least yearly or more
often if it is high. It is easy, quick,

and painless. Get your
blood pressure
checked when you see
f your doctor or other
health professional,
visit a neighborhood
clinic, attend a local
health fairs, or even
when you go to the
local drug store or
shopping mall.
Normal blood pres-
sure is less than 120
mmHg systolic and
less than 80 mmHg
diastolic (120/80 or
lower). Doctors will
say your blood pres-
sure is too high when
it measures 140/90 mmHg or high-

er over time.
People who have blood pressure
in the range of 120-139/80-89
mmHg are considered to have pre-
hypertension and may be at risk of
developing HBP if you do not take
action to prevent it. If your blood
pressure measures in this range, you
should think about making lifestyle
changes to improve your blood
How Can You Prevent and Control
The good news is that there are
ways you can prevent and control
HBP and the trouble it can cause.
These same healthy habits will help
you keep HBP under control.
Keep a healthy weight. Being over-
weight adds to your risk of HBP.

Ask your doctor if your weight puts
you at risk for HBP and if you need
to lose weight.
Exercise each day. Moderate exer-
cise can lower your risk of heart
disease. Try to exercise at least 30
minutes a day, 5 days a week or
more. Check with your doctor
before starting a new exercise plan
if you have a chronic health prob-
lem, or if you are over age 40 (men)
or 50 (women).
Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, and low-fat dairy foods. A
healthy diet is important. To control
HBP, eat a diet rich in fruits, veg-
etables, whole grains, and low-fat
dairy products.
Cut down on salt. Most Americans
eat more salt than they need. A low-

salt diet will help lower your blood
pressure. Also, avoid foods that
come already prepared, as they
often are high in salt. Talk with your
doctor about your salt intake. For
more tips, check out Spice Up Your
Life! Eat Less Salt and Sodium.
Drink less alcohol. Drinking alco-
hol can affect your blood pressure.
The effect is different for each per-
son. As a general rule, scientists
suggest that men limit alcohol to no
more than two drinks a day. For
women and lighter weight people,
they suggest no more than one
drink a day.
Quit smoking. Smoking injures
blood vessel walls and speeds up
the process of hardening of the
arter-ies. This applies even to fil-

tered cigarettes. So even though it
does not cause high blood pressure,
smoking is bad for anyone, espe-
cially those with high blood pres-
sure. Once you quit, your risk of
having a heart attack is reduced
after the first year.
Take your HBP medicine just as
your doctor directs. If lifestyle
changes alone do not control your
HBP, your doctor may tell you to
take blood pressure medicine. You
may need to take your HBP medi-
cine for the rest of your life. If you
have questions about your medi-
cine, talk to your doctor.
Know your numbers. Get your
blood pressure checked and keep a
log of your readings. To download
a free blood pressure wallet card.

How to Manage and Afford Senior Health Care

There are lots of jokes poking fun
at growing old. For instance, you
know you're getting older when
evxervhing hurts and what doesn't
hurt doesn't work.
A little humor can go a long wa.
in dealing with getting older, but
making healthy choices is no laugh-
ing matter.
For example, people age 65 and
older are taking more prescription
and over-the-counter medicines
than any other age group. While
these drugs work wonders, they
only %work when they are actually
taken. In the black community, sen-
iors will occasionally neglect tak-
ing their medications if they are
"having a good day." Others some-
times skip medications as a cost-
saving measure. This risk is unac-
There are two important things to
remember in the quest to stay
healthy, feel better and save money.

First, understand the importance of
taking medications correctly.
Second, ease the financial burden
of prescription medications by find-
ing out about the new Medicare-
appro\ed prescription drug dis-
count cards.
Across the nation, health care
providers saN a common senior
complaint is the man. different
medications they must remember to
take. This, however, is a hassle
people must learn to accommodate.
In order for medicines to be contin-
ually effective, the% must be con-
sumed on the appropriate schedule.
This is particularly important in the
black community, where hyperten-
sion and diabetes have had a devas-
tating effect.
The National Institute of Health
recommends seniors do a few sim-
ple things to help manage their
health care regimen:
Ask about the right way to take

any medicine before using it.
Keep a list of all prescribed
medications on the refrigerator
door or similar central location as
both a reminder and an alert to oth-
ers in case of emergency.
- Make sure health care pro\ iders
are aware of all the prescribed med-
ications to present harmful drug
-Find out \\hat must be done if a
dose is missed
- Refill prescriptions earl\ enough
so the\ neeer run out une'pectedl\.
Then there's the problem of the
high cost of miracle drugs.
While everyone can all use help
paying for prescription drugs.
another benefit for seniors is the
new Medicare-appro ed prescrip-
tion drug cards. Just last 3ear. the
government started a program to
help seniors pay for the costs of
prescription drugs. All Medicare
beneficiaries are eligible for a dis-

count drug card. and the cards pro-
Side substantial discounts on nearly
all prescription medications.
Seniors \\ ho do not current lhae
prescription drug coverage should
immediately\ contact Medicare to
quality\ and take advantage of the
discount drug program's benefits.
Besides prescription drugs. even
medical supplies such as those
needed to manage diabetes can be
obtained at a discount. There are
different t\pes of drug discount
cards. but one should look for the
card that sa\ s "Medicare
Approved." This ensures the card
is backed by a reputable and finan-
ciall-stable company.
After the Medicare recipient
selects the card best suited for them
and pro ides some information, the
card is immediately\ activated
Health care choices are not al\wa\ s
eas\, but the drug discount card
program is one of man\ ways to

improve one's health without risk-
ing financial peril.
Concerned seniors need not worry
about going it alone when putting
their medical affairs in order.
Doctors should be consulted to
ensure they possess consolidated
copies of medical records. Pastors
and trusted family members also be
enlisted to help make sound deci-
sions. Even the agency that runs
Medicare has information and peo-
ple ready to help navigate the health
care process.
Those registered for the Medicare
prescription drug card may also be
eligible for an additional $600 cred-
it to assist with the cost of medica-
Modem innovations are making
it possible for people to live longer,
healthier and more productive lives.
'lhe cost of prescription medication
should not be a prohibiting factor -
and now it doesn't have to be.

African American Men 2.5 Times More

Likely to Die from Prostate Cancer

Disease Now Accounts for 42 Percent of New Cancer Cases among Black Men

Cincinnati where researchers point-
ed to a mutated gene in Africans
that protect them from malaria. The
gene may encourage cancer tumor
The best way to avoid death from
prostate cancer is annual screening.
The facts are clear if cancer is
caught early while still confined to
the prostate, survival is 99.3 per-
African American and others with a
family history should begin annual
testing at 40.
"Unfortunately, only about half of
all African American men 50 and
older have ever been tested for
prostate cancer," said National

Prostate Cancer Coalition CEO
Richard N. Atkins, M.D. "And far
less men are tested annually. It's a
shame because countless lives can
be saved with a 10 minute test."
The National Prostate Cancer
Coalition (NPCC) sets the standard
for rapidly reducing the burden of
prostate cancer on American men
and their families through outreach,
awareness and advocacy. The
NPCC is teaming up with the
Church of God and Christ to bring
free screenings and education to its
annual conference next month. For
more information, log onto


The Millions

Prostate cancer continues to
increase its death grip on African
American men as about 1,000 black
men are expected to die this year
from the disease.
The new numbers from the
American Cancer Society's 2005-
06 Facts and Figures for African
Americans show that the mortality
rate of African Americans with
prostate cancer versus Caucasians
has increased from 2:1 to 2.4:1, the
highest ratio ever tracked for the
The devastating statistics come
right before National Minority
Cancer Awareness Week, April 17-
Research has shown a number of
factors that start to explain why
African Americans are dispropor-
tionately affected by prostate can-
cer. It's widely believed African
Americans metabolize testosterone
in the prostate differently from
white men increasing the growth
rate of the tumor or cancer cells.
Other studies involving African
American men point to diet and
cholesterol as contributing factors -
suggesting obese men or those with
high cholesterol have rapidly grow-
ing tumors if prostate cancer
A new study conducted on the dis-
parity comes from the University of

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Suppers Made

Fast, easy fall meals are also healthy with

turkey, the only meat that is a "superfood.

As autumn settles in. more fam-
ilies enjoy meals at home nearly
80 percent are prepared there as
opposed to eaten in restaurants.
But with on-the-go kids in school
and extracurricular activities.
there's less time available for
busy parents to cook.
But moms and dads can e\cit-
edly proclaim "dinner's almost
ready" by adding turkey to their
"The reality is that busy families
can ha\e it all the% can serse
simple suppers that are easy to
prepare, and the; can ensure
great-tasting, nutritious meals bh
simply adding turkey to those
favorite dishes that parents
already routinely cook." said
Jennifer Bushman, author of se%-
eral Kitchen Coach cookbooks '
including Weeknight Cooking .
and Weekend Cooking.
"Everyone will love the taste of
turkey in these meals, and par-
ents can feel great about the
nutritious, high-protein benefits i 1
turkey offers the family."
A variety of simple-to-prepare '
meals many of them regular
family favorites are esery bit as ul
tasty and provide a healthy choice
when made with turkey. Try sloppy joes using ground turkey for a Tu
saucy and satisfying. yet protein-packed, family) pleaser. other
Experience a zesty taste of the Southwest with easy turkey enchi- ad
And break out of the ordinary routine w ith Italian turkey sausage his b(
and pasta a quick. one-dish wonder that is sure to tantalize the source
taste buds. parent
Another way to add a touch of "super" to a best-loved dish is to
Shown' above are Turker'
create fabulous lasagna with ground turkey or Italian turkey
sausage (sweet or hot). Turkey is also a prime-time performer Sloppy Joes amil below are
when used in spaghetti ith ground turkey meat sauce. Easy Turker Einchiladas

rkey Facts Naturally protein-packed, turkey is a lower fat, healthier choice than many
meal options. In fact, turkey is the only meat named a "superfood" by Steven Pratt, MD, a food
health expert and co-author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life.In
ook, Dr. Pratt states that turkey is "a perfect example of a twenty-first century 'healthy' protein
;e ... and provides multiple nutrients which help build a strong immune system." For on-the-go
its, it's easy to incorporate "superfoods" into simple-yet-super meals.

Turkey Sloppy Joes
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes / Total Time:
; 30 minutes
S 1 package Honeysuckle White or
Shady Brook Farms Ground Turkey
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, seed-
ed and chopped
1-1/2 cup (12 ounces) chili

2 ithp Worcestershire sauce
I -j-inch) hamburger buns
U(r-L i leaf lettuce, optional
I iiedinum tomato, optional
Il-ea oil in large nonstick skillet
0'. ci mnedium-high heat. Cook
O:,'ni> :,nd bell pepper until soft-
ciicd. .a-out 5 minutes. Add turkey;
c.r iiiiibl and cook until no longer
pin..., lout 5 minutes; drain. Stir in
-I1ll auce and Worcestershire
'...ILC Cook, covered, over low
'ie: flor 10 minutes. Divide mixture
'cnnly over bottom of buns. Layer
'nI lIeiiiie and tomato, if desired.
i i 'I 11, remaining buns.

'.as\ Turkey Enchiladas
cr'. Ing, 5

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Total Time:
50 minutes
1 package Honeysuckle White or
Shady Brook Farms Turkey Breast
Cutlets, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup light ranch dressing
10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup (8 ounces) shredded
Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups bottled salsa
2 medium tomatoes, seeded and
2 green onions, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 3750F. Grease 9 x
11-inch baking pan. Heat oil in
large nonstick skillet over medium-
high heat. Cook turkey, stirring
constantly until no longer pink,
about 10 minutes. In small bowl,
mix sour cream and ranch dressing.
In another small bowl, combine 1
cup sour cream mixture and turkey.
Divide turkey mixture, cheese and
salsa evenly over tortillas. Roll up
and place seam-side down in pre-
pared pan. Bake, uncovered, 25 to
30 minutes. Top with tomato, green
onion and any remaining salsa
and/or sour cream mixture.

Italian Turkey
Sausage With Pasta
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes / Total Time:
35 minutes
1 package Honeysuckle White or
Shady Brook Farms Hot or Sweet
Italian Turkey Sausage
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) whole
peeled tomatoes with juice, broken
1 package (16 ounce) penne,
rotelle or fusilli pasta, cooked
according to package directions
1 cup (8 ounces) Mozzarella
cheese, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Slice open package with sharp
knife; remove sausage casings.
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet
over medium-high heat. Cook
onion until softened, about 5 min-
utes. Add sausage and tomato;
crumble sausage. Cook, stirring
constantly until sauce is thickened,
about 20 minutes. In large bowl,
mix cooked pasta with meat sauce.
Top pasta with cheese and serve.

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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.

Amelia Island
Book Festival
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.

Esprit de Corps
Annual 80s Party
Esprit de Corps 2nd Annual 80s
Party The 80s Prom! a benefit for
the North Florida Affiliate of the
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation, will be held on
Saturday October 1st at 8 p.m. at
the River City Brewing Company,
835 Museum Circle. Ticket price
includes appetizers, dessert, silent
auction, 80s music, contests and
more. For more information, please
visit www.espritofjax.org

Council Reintroduction
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.

Caribbean Carnival
Kickoff Party
COOJI, The Carnival
Organization of Jacksonville, Inc.
will have their Caribbean Carnival
Kickoff Party on Saturday,
October 1, 2005 from 9 p.m. to
2:00 a.m. at the Inn at
Baymeadows, 8050 Baymeadows
road. For ticket Information call
Stars Caribbean 904.381.9020 or
Irie Cafe 904.674.0331 or visit their
website at: www.jacksonvillecami-

Real Estate
Investing 101
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.

Scholarship Dinner
The Threatt Scholarship
Foundation will hold a Scholarship
Dinner benefiting Florida Memorial
University on Saturday, October

Do you know an

Unsung Hero?

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.

Why are you nominating this person


Nominated by
Contact number

Fax (904) 765-8611
Or mail to: Unsung Hero, C/O Jacksonville Free Press
P.O. Box 43580, Jacksonville, FL 32203

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1, 2005 from 7:00 pm 9:00 pm.
The public is invited to join in an
evening of celebration that includes
dinner and a wonderful gospel pro-
gram that has been planned at the
Balis Community Center. The cen-
ter is located on the corer of
Hendricks Avenue and LaSalle St
and adjacent to the San Marco
Library. Mistress of Ceremonies
Channel 12 Anchorwoman, Angela
Spears. For more information, call
(904) 924-0863.

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

Cooking for Katrina
More than 30 area restaurants
have teamed up to honor hurricane
victims at a special benefit on
Tuesday, October 4th from 6:30 -
10 p.m. at the Sawgrass Marriott
Resort & Spa. Modeled after the
Taste of the NFL, top area restau-
rants will offer a taste of their sig-
nature cuisine, in addition to a
mardis gras them and a live and
silent auction, there will also be live
music. Tickets are available at
(904) 448-GIVE (4483). Event pro-
ceeds will go to the Hurricane
Katrina Disaster Relief Fund.
Patrons of the event are encouraged
to bring non-perishable food prod-
ucts as a truck will be on site.

Atlantic Beach
Women's Connection
On Wednesday October 5th from
9:30-11:00 the Atlantic Beach
Women's Connection will have
their monthly brunch and program

at Selva Marina Country Club. The
Jenni Kaye Kollection of personal-
ized totes and purses will be pre-
sented in addition to a guest speak-
er on the topic of choosing to con-
quer life's overwhelming chal-
lenges. All are welcome. The cost
is $11.00. Reservations for Brunch
and free nursery essential: call Kate
221-1598 or Carolyn 221-0670 or
email rekalin@aol.com.

Free Landscape
Troubleshooting Class
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
to pre-register.

Amateur Night
at The Ritz
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
presents their monthly "Amateur
Night at the Ritz", Friday, October
7th at 7:30 p.m.. Amateur Night
presents some of the hottest talent
in Jacksonville with contestants
competing for cash prizes. For more
information, please call 904-632-

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
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

FAMU Alumni Meeting
The October FAMU Alumni
Meeting will be held on Saturday,
October 8th from 6 8 p.m. at the
Northwest Branch Library on
Edgewood Ave at 6p. For more
information, call 910-7829.

"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

If you are pregnant, get
prenatal care and ask
your doctor for an HIV

If you have HIV or AIDS,
medical treatment can
help you have a healthy

Call 1.800.FLA.AIDS
for more information.

Florida Department of Health Bureau of HIV/AIDS

Center and is open to the public.
Proceeds will benefit Foundation
Scholarships. For more informa-
tion, please 632-3237.

Hat Extravaganza
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,
call 745-9318.

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
Osbom 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.

Public Hearing on
School Discipline
The NAACP will host a commu-
nity hearing on discipline policies
in Duval County Public Schools.
The open forum will be held at
EWC's Milne Auditorium in
Thursday, October 13th at 7 p.m.
On the agenda topics include the
use oftasers and the criminalization
of students through the MARS pro-
gram. parents, students and com-
munity members are encouraged to
attend. Refreshments will be pro-
vided. If you have any experiences
that you would like to share at the
hearing or need more info, contact
Olivia Gay Davis at 768-6232.

Halfacre Memorial
Golf Tournament
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

O.P. AKA Breast
Cancer Walk/Run
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Pi Eta Omega Chapter of Orange
Park is hosting its 2nd Annual
Walking Toward a Cure Breast
Cancer Walk/Run on Saturday,
October 15, 2005 from 8:00 a.m.
to 11:00 a.m. on River Road
(behind Orange Park Kennel Club)
in Orange Park. Registration fee is
$15 per person. Majority of pro-
ceeds will be donated to the
American Cancer Society. For
more information or to register, call
Sylvia Harrison at 743-1020.

A Ride 4 A Cause
A call is out for all Bikers-Clubs
and Independent Riders to join in
on Saturday October 15th for the
Drive for the Lupus Foundation.
The ride will begin at Applebee's at
the beach at 10 a.m. Kickstands will
go up at 11:00 and will end the ride
at L.C. Miller park on Moncrief Rd.
A light lunch will be provide for
riders. There will also be music and
a flag football game ready to roll
after we finish riding for a worthy
cause. For more information email

Kingsley Plantation
Heritage Celebration
A full afternoon of presentations
exploring the life and times of
Zephaniah Kingsley will be offered
at Kingsley Plantation on Saturday,
October 15, 2005 The event the
annual celebration is themed
"Perspectives on Zephaniah
Kingsley and is free and open to
the public. The event recognizes the
rich culture that evolved amongst
slave communities despite the
severe oppression of slavery, and
examines the determination and
strength of those men, women, and
children. Located off Heckscher
Drive, Kingsley Plantation is open
daily, at no charge, between 9:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The day of the
event the park will close at 7:00
p.m. For more information, call
Attention First
Time Gardeners
Would you like to learn how to
grow your own vegetables? Staffers
at the Duval County Extension will
offer a program on growing your
own vegetables. You will also
watch a hands-on demonstration to
learn how to turn your vegetables
into a flower garnish to use at your
next feast! The class will be held on
Saturday October 15, 2005 from
10:00 12:30 PM at the Duval
County Extension Office, 1010 N.
McDuffAve. Call 387-8850 to pre-

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 informa-
tion or to register, call Sylvia
Harrison at 743-1020.

Domestic Violence
Panel Discussion
FCCJ will be hosting a panel dis-
cussion on Domestic Violence on
October 18th from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
The discussion along with the
"Silent Witness" exhibit will be in
the Kent Campus Courtyard and in
the auditorium of Building F. For
more information call

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Ki E I Shemar Moore: More than a Pretty Face

Performance contract excludes any contact with certainnewspapers.
TheSmokingGun.com has tracked down the perform-
ance contract of comedian Bill Cosby, which among
other things, bars promoters from advertising his live
shows in the Boston Globe newspaper.
Apparently upset over the newspaper's coverage of
him, the 68-year-old entertainer has a clause in his per-
formance contract that states: "For all Boston and
Hartford area engagements, Purchaser agrees to NOT
advertise in the BOSTON GLOBE." Cosby, who has a home in Shelburne
Falls, Mass, has also prohibited his ads from being run in two papers in
Philadelphia, the Inquirer and the Daily News, reports the Globe.

Actress tells Fox columnist she's 'done with men.' -M
It looks as if Halle Berry hasn't budged from the senti-
ment she expressed on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" in
July 2004, when the actress declared she would never -
marry again after the infidelity suffered during her mar-
riage to singer, Eric Benet.
Fox 411's Roger Friedman approached her at an Emmy .
afterparty after witnessing that she had attended the cer-
emony with her manager, and his wife on Sunday. He
asked Berry why she had come without a bonafide date.
"I'm done with men," she said, with a chuckle. "I'm going to be alone.
I haveno luck with relationships. I don't think I'm made for marriage."
When suggesting that she could hook up with her future "Perfect
Stranger" co-star Bruce Willis, she joked: "He had his chance. He was liv-
ing next door to me for a while in Malibu. But he's gone now."

This time, it's for their work as producers.
For the second year in a row, music legends Kenny Gamble and Leon
Huff were inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame, this time in the
"producer" category for creating an "outstanding body of work."
Songs like "I Love Music," "Expressway to Your Heart," "Get Up, Get
Down, Get Funky, Get Lose," "Love Train," "Bad Luck," "I'm Not Jivin,'
I'm Jammin'" and "Now that We've Found Love," drew Gamble and Huff
a standing ovation from the audience when they took the stage together at
the famed Manhattan Center as the showpiece and grand finale of the
induction ceremony this week.

by Karu Daniels
Actor Shemar Moore is not just a
pretty face. And he wants the world
to know it.
"I know I look like I live that
choice life and I do but when you
get doors slammed in your face
because of how you look and peo-
ple only want to have certain con-
versations with you, you get hun-
gry," the soon-to-be former soap
hunk told "The RU Report". "I'm
ready to change the conversation
that people are having about
Shemar Moore."
New conversation fodder include
his brand new star turn in CBS's
much buzzed about drama series,
"Criminal Minds," which airs on
Wednesday. In the role of Special
Agent Derek Morgan, an expert on
obsessional crimes, the 35-year-old
Mr. Moore sheds his former per-
sona of Malcolm Winters, the veter-
an Black eye candy on the net-
work's legendary daytime serial
"The Young & The Restless."
"This [show] gives me the oppor-
tunity to do something that I
haven't really gotten to do that I've
known I could do for a long time,"
he explained. "It's a cerebral show
where I get to pull more tools out of
my tool box all at once, so to speak,
as an actor and show that off. And
people can finally take notice.
"For me, this is truly a vehicle to
break down those doors that I
couldn't get to in the last twelve
But don't get it twisted.
The Oakland-bred self-proclaimed
"mama's boy" isn't some jaded, bit-
ter out of work player who's on
some tangent complaining about
missed opportunities. With his

matinee idol looks, the 6'1" former

Tupac Immortalized in Bronze

A bronze statue of the late rap star Tupac Shakur is seen in this hand-
out photograph released September 20, 2005. The statue, which was
dedicated September 13, 2005, was created by noted sculptor Tina
Allen. It stands in the heart of the Peace Garden at the Tupac Amaru
Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia. Shakur was shot and
killed in Las Vegas September 13, 1996.

Nine years to the day after Tupac
Shakur's passing, the official
Unveiling Ceremony for a brand
new memorial bronze statue of the
late rap legend proved to be a rous-
Sing celebration of life. Over 1,000
people turned out for the unveiling,
Which was held at the Peace Garden
Sat the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center
"for the Arts (TASCA).
SMs. Afeni Shakur, Tupac's moth-
er and founder of the Tupac Amaru
Shakur Foundation (TASF), found
the ceremony to be an emotional,
yet joyful, experience. Ms. Shakur
was overwhelmed by the turnout
,or the latest addition to the Tupac
Senter, which recently opened the
first of three phases of construction,
.nd will ultimately represent the
pgacy left behind as Tupac's vision,
.)lly realized through his mother's
'iThe statue will occupy the center
f the 6-acre Peace Garden, sur-
?unded by poetry and quotations
bm Tupac. The seven-foot sculp-

ture sits atop a three-foot base and
features rap's top-selling superstar
adorned in a suit (based on an outfit
actually worn by Tupac) and hold-
ing a copy of his famous book of
poetry penned when he was only
19, "The Rose that Grew from
Reverend Minister Server led the
attendees in an exhilarating, heart-
ening prayer, followed by a
moment of silence in memory of
Tupac and "all the other fallen
The statue was designed by noted
sculptor Tina Alien, who has earned
a reputation immortalizing great
figures from African-American his-
tory ranging from Nat King Cole to
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tupac is
the first rap star ever to be memori-
alized in bronze.
Ms. Allen said, "I was deeply
moved to see so many people
brought to tears upon first seeing
the sculpture -- it was clear that
something very special had come
into all of our lives through this
remarkable young poet. Usually,
people will applaud or cheer -- but
these people were reacting to
Tupac's statue on an entirely differ-
ent level. Every generation picks
their own heroes -- and from the
incredible display of emotion I was
blessed to witness this generation's
hero is clearly Tupac Shakur."
In order to complete the Tupac
Center, the Foundation is still in
need of an additional $3 million.
For those wishing to contribute,
information can be found at these
websites: www.2PAClegacy.com
and www.TASF.org.

fashion model knows he's blessed, game."
But he doesn't want to be pigeon- And with huge success of box
holed in a smooth operator mode office domination comes tabloid
anymore. And his mission is to do drama. Soon after the film hit big
away "with the pretty boy Floyd with North American filmgoers,
from the Young & The Restless, Shemar Moore was romantically
how many sit ups he do" image. linked to Diary's leading lady
"Let's turn the page. That's boring. Kimberly Elise, who reportedly
Let's see what else is cracking." separated from her husband of 18
Working nearly 17 hours on some years. "No truth to it," he yelled
days with "Criminal Minds" is before the complete question came
helping him to be taken serious- out. "She's a sweetheart.
ly as a thespian. Coupled Kimberly is my girl. When we
with a starring role in this were doing Diary, she was
year's 11 bo\ office .irban .nma Iled. She s separ.:iti
romantic comedy "Diar\ of i from hei huibarnd I.es~C
A Mad Black \Woman." he da:.I. lnd ha
seems to be on the right ing ot 1
track despite some srun- h' In r...
bling blocks.
"There \\as a fight to get in
there." lie rel ealed
abotI hle y'

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mo ie. "There %ere powers to
be that did not \\ant me in D.iarI
and I take mi hat off to T, ler Perr\.
He went to bat for mle He sai\
something in me -I don't knoi\
why and \\here it started-but I
thank him profusely for the oppor-
Even Stevie Wonder could've
envisioned him in the "break-out"
big picture role. But since soap
opera stars rarely transcend to other
genres, it was a hard sell to top
decision makers at the studio with
the influence on the project.
"What was nice about it is that
somebody finally gave me permis-
sion to simply do one thing very
well and to do it my way, so to
speak, and to reach inside of
myself, to find the truth and to tell
the story," the former "Soul Train"
host added. And while he is the
proud winner of a Daytime Emmy
award and five NAACP Image
awards, Mr. Moore admitted that
being on soap operas for a long
time could be a double-edged
sword. "The soap has given me life
in Hollywood but it's also what's
hindering me from progressing. I'm
not knocking the soaps, but the
soaps carry a certain stigma in this

with me."
"I don't think so," he later
snorted when a comparison to
another beautiful home-wrecking
Holly-wood type was made. "I'm a
lot of things but I don't mess with
fire. Not like that. But Kimberly is
a sweetheart and it was wonderful
to tell that story with her but from
action to cut, we made you believe.
But after 'cut' I backed away
because her husband was standing
right there. So no, we're still devel-
oping to this day a wonderful
friendship. I have so much respect
for her as an actress ...but I have
nothing to do with the next chapter
of her romantic life."
Alrightee then. Thanks for clear-
ing that up.
Aside from the new beginning in
the prime time slot, Mr. Moore
-who has also been linked to Oscar
winner Halle Berry and R&B

songstress Toni Braxton over the
years-- has a cameo in the long-
delayed Tisha Campbell and Duane
Martin-helmed comedy "The Seat
Filler" starring Destiny's Child
member Kelly Rowland and former
Spice Girl Melanie Brown.
The eldest brother of three half-
Japanese siblings also has designs
to take a bite out of the Big Apple.
"I'm moving," he revealed, adding,
"I want to live in New York. I love
the hustle and bustle of it. I like the
pace. I love the flavor. I love to ride
ic .ubiway and walk the streets."
Ill MIlore toiled as a waiter at the
S.i. popular Union Square Coffee
Si,.,'r during his modeling days-
:mi.t k ./eloped a love for the big
i1'. lil:.
"I l, e different conversations
l, liei, I'ii on the east coast," he
I .inli1,,ed. "I hear different kinds
i i tliigs. Everybody here is
.iini. for their break. People
on the east coast
Seem to be doing
what they do and also
living life."
And then there's the mis-
sion to start a family before
rl!e bi.--Four-Oh! sneaks up on him.
"I'm not in a hurry but I'm definite-
ly ready," he confided. "My player
card is getting real dusty. I've done
my share of dirt and I'm glad I did it
but I'm looking for somebody to
shut all of that down."
While tinkering around a concept
to portray entertainment legend and
activist Harry Belafonte, Mr. Moore
is also working with his camp to
develop a one-man show, loosely
based on his own journey of grow-
ing up biracial and realizing his
"I've been doing this for over
twelve years and I didn't put in all
of this time just so I could sign
somebody's autograph or go to a
cool party. I'm very serious. I'm
chasing Denzel Washington. I'm
chasing Jamie Foxx. I'm chasing
Brad Pitt. I want to go to the same
parties that they're going to, I want
to do the same type of stuff that
they're doing. And I'm not saying
that I am any of those guys. I'm just
saying that I want a shot."

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Moses Bittok arrived to claim his prize with his wife and daughter.

DES MOINES, Iowa A man
who immigrated from Kenya to the
United States found prosperity
beyond his expectations on the day
he became a U.S. citizen.
Bittok, 40, is a native of Kenya
who emigrated to the United States
in 1989. Shortly after taking the

oath of citizenship on Friday, he
discovered he had a $1.89 million
winning ticket from the Iowa
Lottery's Hot Lotto game.
"It's almost like you adopted a
country and then they netted you
$1.8 million," Bittok said as he
cashed in his ticket. "It doesn't hap-

pen anywhere I guess only in
Bittok said he took the citizenship
oath at the federal building in Des
Moines Friday then went shopping
with his family. They stopped at a
gas station to check his lottery tick-
et from the Sept. 21 drawing.
"For some reason, I'm calm," he
said. His wife, Leonida, screamed.
Bittok, 40, an officer at the Iowa
Correctional Institute for Women in
Mitchellville, said he doesn't know
exactly what he will do with his
winnings, but a college fund for the
couple's 4-year-old daughter,
Mindy, is top priority.
Bittok chose to receive his win-
nings in 25 annual payments of
about $52,920 after taxes.
He came to the U.S. to attend col-
lege in Minnesota, then moved to
Iowa to take the job at the women's
He had purchased the winning
ticket at a West Des Moines grocery
store, where he once worked part
"My daughter is number one. I
don't want to squander this. I want
to make sure that she goes to
college," he said.




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Derek Jeter for Dating White Women

NEW YORK Yankees star
Derek Jeter has received a threaten-
ing letter reportedly warning him to
stop dating white women or "he'll
be shot or set on fire."
FBI special agent Scott Wilson,
confirmed the bureau's probe
Monday, saying "we have an ongo-
ing open investigation into racially
threatening letters to Jeter and oth-
ers across the country." He declined
to comment further.
The New York Police Department
has also investigated the matter.
The Daily News reported that the
hate mail to the Yankees' 31-year-
old captain called him a "traitor to
his race" for dating white women. It
warned him "to stop or he'll be shot
or set on fire," the News said.
The Daily News reported that oth-
ers received similar threats, includ-
ing U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas, Miami Dolphins
defensive lineman Jason Taylor,
and the parents of tennis star James
Jeter, picked by People magazine
as one of the world's most eligible
bachelors, has been linked with
models, singers, actresses and ath-
letes of various racial and ethnic

backgrounds in New York's gossip
columns. His mother is white and
his father is black.
The NYPD's hate crimes unit
recently completed a four-month
investigation into the letter to Jeter
- mailed to Yankee Stadium earlier
this season, according to Detective
Brian Sessa. The department has
not made public the investigation's
In an interview broadcast Sunday

on CBS' "60 Minutes," Jeter said
that he and his sister were taunted
for being bi-racial while growing
up in Michigan. But the soft-spo-
ken, cool-headed Yankee said that
he has never heard any racial epi-
thets from the fans at Yankee
Stadium in his 11 seasons as a
The threats have been traced to
the Cleveland area.

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