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The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
February 2, 2006
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African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )


Additional Physical Form:
Available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on optical disc from Ethnic newswatch.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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oclc - 19095970
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lccn - sn 95007355
issn - 1081-3349
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Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press


Material Information

The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
February 2, 2006
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )


Additional Physical Form:
Available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on optical disc from Ethnic newswatch.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002042477
oclc - 19095970
notis - AKN0341
lccn - sn 95007355
issn - 1081-3349
System ID:

Related Items

Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press

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Table of Contents
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    Main: Around Town
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Full Text


7 Exploit Mayor



,Page 13

Annual Free

Press Black



Pull Out Guide
Page 7

Book Reveals

Joys and

Pain Behind


Soulful Music

Page 11


Scott King

.Exemplified the

SStrength and

Courage of


New Orleans May Lose 80

Percent of Its Black Population
The ciry of New% Orleans could lose up to 80 percent of its black pop-
ulation if people displaced by Hurricane Katrina are not able to rentrn to
damaged neighborhoods, according to an analy sis by a Brown University
sociologist. Professor John R. Logan. detennrmined that if the city's return-
ing population was limited to neighborhoods undamaged by Katrina, half
of the white population would not return and 80 percent of the black pop-
ulation %would not return.
The study used maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
that detailed flood and w ind damage and compared them to data fiom the
2000 U.S. Census to determine \who and what areas %were affected.
It found the storm-damaged areas had been 75 percent black, compared
to -16 percent black in undamaged areas of the city. It also found that 29
percent of the households in damaged areas lived below the poverty line,
compared with 24 percent of households in undamaged areas.
More than half of those \\ ho li ed in the city's damaged neighborhoods
%were renters, the analysis found.

Legendary Tap Dance Pioneer

Fayard Nicholas Dies at 91
Fayard Nicholas. who \ ith his brother Harold wowed the tap dancing
world %with their astonishing athleticism
and inspired generations of dancers.
S. from Fred Astaire to Sa\ ion Glover. has
r -''": died. He was 91.
., Nicholas died last week at his home
from pneumonia and other complica-
i tions of a stroke, his son Ton Nicholas
S said. "NM dad put Hea\en on hold and
no\\ the\ can begin the show." the
younger Nicholas said.
S j. [The Nicholas brothers were still boys
| .-\ when the\ were featured at New, York's
Cotton Club in 1932. Though young. they were billed as "The Show
Stoppers!" And despite the racial hurdles facing black performers, they
went on to Broad\\ay, then Hollywood.
In later years. Harold did solo work in Europe, then returned to
Broad\wa\ in "The Tap Dance Kid" and "Sophisticated Ladies" and to
film in "Uptown Saturday Night" 119741. Falard w\on a Ton\ award in
1989 for his choreography of "Black and Blue," and the brothers \,ere
aw\\arded Kenned\ Center Honors in 1991.

African-Americans Are

More Likely to Get Lung Cancer
Blacks who smoke up to a pack a da\ are far more likely) than whites
who smoke similar amounts to develop lung cancer. suggesting genes
may help explain the racial differences long seen in the disease.
researchers say.
The largest study e\er done on the subject also found that Hispanic and
Asian smokers were less likely than black smokers to develop the disease
-- at least up to a point. The racial differences disappeared among heavy
smokers. or those \who puffed more than a pack and a half per da\.
Doctors hate long known that blacks are substantially more likely than
whites to det elop lung cancer and more likely to die from it. But the rea-
sons for the disparity, are unclear. Some say the difference is a matter of
genetics. while others contend smoking habits may play a role. For exam-
ple. researchers say blacks tend to puff more deeply than whites. which
ma\ expose them to more carcinogens. Smoking rates are also slightly
higher among blacks, but whites tend to smoke more cigarettes a day.

Black History Museum to Be in D.C.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture \\ill be
built on the National Mall near the \\ashington Monument. the
Smithsonian Institution announced.
The National Mall features monuments to presidents and several muse-
ums that are part of the Smithsonian.
The black history, museum 'is in the mainstream of American history.
and this site is in the mainstream of the other museums." said Walter E.
Masse\. a Smithsonian board member.
Smithsonian officials said the fite-acre site would like[', include a
350.001 square-foot building. That would be comparable in size to the
institution's National Museum of the American Indian, also located on
the mall.

Doo-Wop Band Wins $250K

Settlement From Pepsi
A judge has ordered PepsiCo Inc. and its advertising company. to pay
$25010i)( to the 1950s doo-%\op band The Flamingos for using their
recording, I Only Have Eyes For You" in a commercial without per-
A collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of
Telex ision and Radio Artists requires an ad ertiser to get permission and
pay fees to the music publishers, record labels and the artists themselves.
Pepsi used the band's best known 1959 hit in a television commercial
that ran nationwide for about six months in 1997 Pepsi \vas also suc-
cessfully sued in 2003 on behalf of Doris Troy, whose 1963 hit. Just
One Look" was used in another popular commercial, which featured
model Cindy Crawford and two young boys.

50 Cents

Volume 20 No. 2 Jacksonville, Florida February 2 8, 2006


Urged to

Participate in

Black AIDS Day
February 7,. 2006 is National
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
This annual event strives to educate
African Americans and others
about HIV/AIDS, enCOUrage test-
ing, and motivate com III Lill itleS
throuallout tile Country to (yet
involved in the fight agairist
Duval County, Florida ranks sixth
in the state in HIV and AIDS cases.
While African Americans consti-
UAW just over 20% of' the area's
POI)LltatiOll, they comprise 64% of'
newly reported HIV irif'ections and
nearly 70% of new AIDS cases.
According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention,
every IIOLII-, seven Americans are
infected with HIV, the virus that
causes AIDS; of the seven, three
are African-American. Seventy-
two African-Americans are infect-
ed with HIV everyday. African-
Americans C011SOILIte approximate-
ly 13% ofthe U.S. l)0I)Lllati0lI, VCt
represent hallol'the nation's newly
diauriosed IIIV/AIDS cases.
Moreover, one in 50 African-
American men and one ill 160
African-Ainerican women are
ililected with I IIV.
AIDS was the 41 cause 01'dCatll
for African-Arricrican womell 11-ycs
25-34in200I. Ifthat'snoteriough,
CDC and Kaiser Familv
FOUndation statistics also show that
Aftican-Americans acCOLlut f0l-
more than a third (4011/0) of' the
929,985 AIDS cases reported since
tile beginnim-1 of tile epidemic and
about half (49,) of tile 43.171
cases reported ill 2003 alone. The
IlLimber of AIDS cases diagnosed
ill 2001
amom-, Afficati-Airlericall., -
was createer thall for all\ other
racial/etlinic 1-11-OLIJI.
Several lionprofit organizations
are oftlering, fi-CC 1111011111011s MV
lestim-, fol. alivolle NvisllillL, to be
tested To make a testiil,(, appoint-
111crit ill tile Jacksonville area. coil-
jact the Planned Parenthood
Central Clinic '?
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at 3850 Beach BOUICV21-d. 'I'CStilll-'
will he a\ ailableTuesdav, Vcbruar\
7 200 fi-om t 1:00 a.m. to :00




Nation Mourns Sudden Death of Corretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King, who worked
to keep her husband's dream alive
with a chin-held-high grace and
serenity that made her a powerful
symbol of the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr.'s creed of brotherhood and
nonviolence, died this week at the
age of 78.
The "first lady of the civil rights
movement" died in her sleep during
the night at an alternative medicine
clinic in Mexico. Shewill be flown
to Atlanta.
She had been recovering from a
serious stroke and heart attack suf-
fered last August. Just two weeks
ago, she made her first public
appearance in a year on the eve of
her late husband's birthday.
News of her death led to tributes to

King across Atlanta, including a
moment of silence in the Georgia
Capitol and piles of flowers placed
at the tomb of her slain husband.
Flags at the King Center the
institute devoted to the civil rights
leader's legacy were lowered to
"She wore her grief with grace.
She exerted her leadership with dig-
nity," the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who
helped found the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference
with King's husband in 1957.
Coretta Scott King was a support-
ive lieutenant to her husband during
the most dangerous and tumultuous
days of the civil rights movement,
and after his assassination in
Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968,

she carried on his work while also
raising their four children.
"I'm more determined than ever
that my husband's dream will
become a reality," the young widow
said soon after his slaying.
She pushed and goaded politi-
cians for more than a decade to
have her husband's birthday
observed as a national holiday,
achieving success in 1986. In 1969
she founded the Martin Luther King
Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social
Change in Atlanta and used it to
confront hunger, unemployment,
voting rights and racism.
"The center enables us to go out
and struggle against the evils in our
society," she often said..
Continued on page 5

Homework Zones Kicked Off for Area Youth

A host of Jacksonville dignitaries
joined MaliVai Washington, presi-
dent of the MaliVai Washington
Kids Foundation (MWKF) for a
news conference to launch the first
Homework Zone, a new program
that will provide free homework
assistance by trained volunteers at
the MWKF Tennis-n-Tutoring
Program at the Emmett Reed
Community Center.
More than 15 additional
Homework Zones will soon launch
in existing after-school program
sites such as Police Athletic
Leagues, Jacksonville Public
Library branches, community cen-
ters, YMCA's and Boys & Girls
Clubs. By the end of the 2005-2006
school year, City Council President
Hyde plans to establish a
Homework Zone in each of the 14
City Council districts, with the
eventual goal of 50 Homework
Zones throughout Jacksonville.
Organizations such as faith and

Katina Walker, Andrew Sharp and program assistant Diane Bodie
assisting Treronti Scott with his homework. FMPowell Photo

civic groups, high school and col-
lege student clubs and businesses
are invited to serve as Homework
Coaches on a regular basis (one to
two hours per week or more). To
ensure safety, all Homework
Coaches will be background
screened. Each will also participate

in a training session to make their
time at the site as productive and
effective as possible for them and
the students.
For more information about vol-
unteering call Cheryl Townsend,
Homework Zones program manag-
er, at (904) 630-6405.

Page 2 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 2 8, 2006

Folly No. 1: Paying the minimum
only. The government has already
told you that smoking is bad, well
this year it said minimum payments
on credit cards are bad, too. New
regulations will increase your mini-
mum payments. This is to force
people to pay off their debt in a 'rea-
sonable' period of time. Even with
the new guidelines, paying only the
minimum can take up to 10 years to
pay off.
Folly No. 2: Using credit to
extend your income. One of the rea-
sons that cliches are used so often is
that they are actually true. When
your mother told you to "live with-
in your means," she gave you sound
financial advice. If you are using
credit for basic living expenses like
groceries, look down; you may
have one foot on a banana peel.
Folly No. 3: Charging with no
plan to pay off the balance. Did you
know that the caveat "stop it or
you'll go blind" referred to using
credit without a plan to pay the debt
back? To practice safe credit, have
a plan to pay your balances in full
within 90 days.
Folly No. 4: Believing defaulting
on unsecured debt isn't that big a
deal. Unsecured debt is not secured
by your car or home, but the credi-
tor does have ways to legally col-
lect the debt. You can be taken to
court and have your wages
attached. It can be harder to get a
job, promotion or insurance. And at
a minimum you will be hounded
day and night until you pay or drop
dead. One collector told me that
there is some evidence that St. Peter
buys dearly departed defaults and
adds the balance on to your admis-
sion fee at the pearly gates.
Folly No. 5: Paying late and get-
ting hit with high fees. The average
late fee is now around $32, and
many card issuers charge $39 for
late payments. They also have a
special default rate of 30-percent
plus. The two together can make
your minimum payment huge. If
you are paying late because you are
unorganized, get organized. If you
pay late because you can't afford
the payment, get help.
Folly No. 6: Expecting your ex-
spouse to pay joint debts. If you
live in a community property state,
and even if you don't, you have to
still believe in the tooth fairy to
think your ex will make good on
the debt assigned in the divorce
decree, after failing to make good
on your marriage vows. All joint
credit, regardless of who is
assigned to pay what, will affect
both persons' credit histories. If
possible, move balances to cards
that are in only the name of the per-
son who is responsible for the debt.
Folly No. 7: Being blissfully

unaware of how much you owe.
Head-in-the-sand syndrome is not
helpful when it comes to debt.
When I'm overweight I might not
look in the mirror, but I still get on
the scale. You need to keep track of
how much debt you have and have

Floridians Urged
Florida consumers are being
advised by the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services to take the'time to investi-
gate charitable organizations
before making any donations.
Florida law requires most chari-
ties to register with the Department
and provide financial information
about income and expenditures,
including how much is used for
fundraising and administrative
costs, and how much actually goes
to program services. As of
November 1, 2005 there were
10.937 charities and professional
solicitors registered with the
The Department does not endorse
any charity and is prohibited from
dictating how much a charity
spends on program services, but
the financial information it aggre-
gates enables consumers to make

1 **DEBT** a


10 missteps that will

plunge you into debt

to Check Charities
educated decisions about where to
"People can take steps to make
sure a chai ity is properly registered
but they shouldn't stop there. They
can use the financial information
\wc provide to detei-mine whether
they think a charity is using dona-
tions in a prudent manner."
Bronson said.
Use the following tips to consider
when deciding whether to donate
to an organization:
Don't judge an organization
based on an impressivenamne. Find
out what it actmallN does.
Be war\ of emotional appeals
and organizations that have only
vague plans for spending the funds
they collect.
Never give cash. Write a check
payable only to an organization-
not an individual.
Be wary of organizations that

workers were employed in automo-
bile manufacturing. By 2004, this
share had fallen by more than one-
third to 1.3 percent. African
American employment in all manu-
facturing fell from 23.9 percent to
10.6 percent of workers.
Blacks' economic history is inter-
twined with the history of automo-
bile production. Detroit, the Motor
City, became one of the most
important destinations for black
migrants from the south. Ford and
Dodge pioneered hiring black
workers. During the early years,
the vast majority of blacks worked
for Ford, where even at the outset of
World War II, they comprised 12
percent of the workforce. In

Before Donating
offer to send a "runner" to pick up
your donation. Reputable chanties
are willing to wait for your contri-
* Consumers have the right to ask
for an oiganizationi's financial
report and its federal tax identifica-
tion number, the latter of which
you'll need to claim sour contribu-
tion as a tax deduction.
Ask the organization to send
Nou written information about its
If an organization is not legis-
teied, contact the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Up-to-date information on chan-
ties is also available by calling the
Florida Consumer Hotline at 1-
800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) within
Florida, or visiting the Division of
Consumer Services Web site at

Automotive manufacturing's
sharp decline over the last 20 years
hit African Americans particularly
hard. Ford Motor Company's deci-
sion to implement another round of
layoffs is bad news for Ford work-
ers, and especially for African
Americans. Since the end of World
War II, manufacturing jobs, particu-
larly jobs in the auto industry, have
been an important source of well-
paid employment for African
Ford's layoffs will have a dispro-
portionate effect on African
Americans as they continue to be
especially hard hit by the loss of
jobs in the auto industry. In 1979,
2.1 percent of all African-American

Motown, and the Midwest, many
African American families are in
their third generation of middle-
class lifestyles due to William
Ford's grandfather, Henry Ford,
paying wages that nurtured forma-
tion of America's middle-class.
African-Americans purchase
cars at 12 times the rate of other
Americans. So, it's critical we take
note of the impact our money has
on the bottom lines of the compa-
nies that made the 17.2 million new
cars and light trucks bought in the
U.S. last year. GM, the world's
largest automaker, says its U.S.
sales fell 10 percent in December
and Ford, the second-biggest U.S.
carmaker, sales dropped 9 percent.
Toyota's sales rose 8.2 percent,
helping Asian automakers take a
record 36.5 percent of U.S. auto
African American workers and
consumers play a critical role in the
industry. In the twentieth century,
cars became a powerful symbol of
African Americans' economic suc-
cess and symbol of "making it" in
America. During the last century,
the auto industry became one of the
nation's largest and most important
employers of African Americans.
But, with Bill Ford's recent down-
sizing announcements, it's time
African Americans give some time
and consideration to the $95 billion
a year we currently spend in vehicle
purchases. Big Three brands repre-
sent 55.8 percent of the top ten
brands most purchased by African
Americans: Nissan 12.5%;
Chevrolet 11.6%; Toyota
9.5%;Ford 9.2%; Chrysler 7.7%;
Honda 5.3%; Dodge 4.4%;
Hyundai 3.8%; Cadillac 3.3% and
GMC 3.2%. The ten models most

a plan for paying it off.
Folly No. 8: Having no savings
cushion. One of the easiest ways to
prevent accumulating unwanted
debt is to have an emergency sav-
ings cushion. When the car breaks
down or the refrigerator gives out
you'll have money available to
cover the costs instead of having to
put the needed repairs or purchase
on a credit card. This one is not
optional; you have to save some-
thing, no matter how little.
Folly No. 9: Borrowing from your
retirement. Loans from 401(k)
accounts are becoming popular
ways to pay down debt. What you
are really doing is paying for your
debt out of your retirement. If you
can't afford the payment now, it's
pure folly to think you will be able
to afford it later when your income
Folly No. 10: Taking on someone
else's debt. Co-signing a loan or
giving money to adult children to
pay down a debt is my last folly. By
co-signing, you open up your cred-
it to problems. When they default
and don't tell you, your credit is
damaged and you get to pay the
bill. Give the kids money and they
may never learn to save or live
within their means. Keep in mind
that the person asking for help is in
trouble for a reason. The best you
can offer is help in fixing the under-
lying cause, not paying their debts.

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often purchased by African
Americans are: Nissan Altima
12.5%; Chrysler 300 3.3%; Ford F-
Series (F150) 2.5%; Toyota Corolla
2.3%; Toyota Camry 2.1%; Honda
Accord Sedan 2.1%; Chevrolet
Trailblazer 1.8%; Dodge Ram 1500
Pickup 1.8%; Ford Explorer 1.8%
and Chevrolet Silverado 1500
It should make a difference to all
Americans that the Big Three have
been suffering and the imports
gaining. The question is: "What's
going to happen in 2006? How will
blacks use with their critical buying
power?" GM, Ford and
DaimlerChrysler combined sold 57
percent of vehicles in the U.S. in
2005, a record low. Ford and GM
lost a combined $6.3 billion at their
North American auto operations the
first nine months of 2005.
"Innovative thinking" is what's
needed now among America's auto
companies and African American
workers and consumers. Blacks
need "innovation" in their thinking
when they buy a car in 2006. By
bringing bucks back to manufactur-
ers in the U.S., we can help the
nation and its auto industry trans-
form. A productivity disaster 25
years ago, GM now boasts the most
efficient auto assembly plant in
North America. All the Big Three
now are close, equal or even better
than foreign rivals in competitive
areas such as productivity, quality
and (in model-to-model compar-
isons) even fuel economy. The U.S.
auto industry is producing cars and
trucks that are the safest and most
pollution-free in history. They
need buyers and their vehicles are
the most affordable they've been in
25 years.

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Public Invited to Participate in Ritz

Black History Month Activities

Crossing the Color Lines Lecture
Witnesses to History: A Discussion
of Ax Handle Saturday
Saturday, February 4, 1pm 3pm.
Witnesses to the incident known as
"Ax Handle Saturday" will discuss
their experiences and its signifi-
cance to the history of Jacksonville.
This public program is the first in a
series of three presented as a prel-
ude to an upcoming exhibition
chronicling the history of African
Americans in Jacksonville.
Premier Screening of Dare Not
Walk Alone: The War of
Saturday, February 4, 3pm, FREE
In an age where most Americans
believe that issues of race and
equality are a thing of the past, doc-
umentary film maker Jeremy
Dean's "Dare Not Walk Alone"
reminds us that the War of
Responsibility for poverty, educa-
tion and justice, is still ours to win.
"Dare not walk alone" documents
the struggle for the de-segregation
of St. Augustine's beaches, streets
and businesses and holds a mirror
to the face of equality in America.
The Majesty of African
Opening Feb. 9, 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
The majesty of African
Motherhood captures the universal
reverence for the life giving force,
nurturing strength and the joy of
motherhood. The role of women in
African culture is exemplified by
the high esteem granted to mothers
and the powerful portrayal of moth-
er and child in art. While this
exhibit focuses on images of moth-
erhood in African society, it's
themes are universal.
Aint' Misbehavin'
Saturday, February 11 ,7:30 p.m.
Experience Harlem in its heyday
with Fats Waller's high energy, toe-
tapping musical revue "Ain't
Misbehavin". "Ain't Misbehavin'"
is a world of bootlegging, Fox-
Trotting and outrageous mayhem.
This versatile cast brings life to the

Shown above participating in the annual festival are Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Cynthia Ann
Upson, the crowd enjoying the free entertainment who included (center) Najee and Chante Moore).
Bottom: Artist sidney worked while selling his wares amongst the many creative vendors and Jacksonville
legend Artis Gilmore wasn't hard to spot among the crowd. FMPPhotos

Thousands Attend Annual Zora Festival

What began with a $75,000 budget
back in 1988 to stage a two-day
street festival they hoped would pro-
mote the city's most famous resident
, Zora Neale Hurston, and jump-start
a cultural and economic revolution
in the nation's first incorporated
black township has grown seventeen
years later to a million dollar nine
day gala event.
Novelist and anthropologist
Hurston, was born in Eatonville and
was elevated to her standing as a
leading author of the 20th century
during the Harlem Renaissance. .

This year, the Zora Neale Hurston
Festival of the Arts and Humanities
celebrated their largest festival ever.
The nine day prelude to the street
festival included cultural events such
as a tour of Hurston's favorite places,
a film festival, a conference for col-
lege-bound students, a book give-
away and arts program for school-
age children.
The culminating Saturday and
Sunday event drew over 70,000 peo-
ple who came and listened to jazz
saxophonist Najee and R&B singing
duo Chante Moore and Kenny

Lattimore. They also browsed
through booths selling African-
inspired wood carvings, jewelry,
clothes, paintings and framed
"This event was always designed
to show what arts and crafts can do
as a catalyst for economic develop-
ment," said N.Y. Nathiri, general
manager of the festival and execu-
tive director of the Association to
Preserve the Eatonville Community,
which sponsors the event. "We're
beginning to make that case."

songs that Fats Waller made leg-
endary, and celebrates the music of
an era busting at the seams with
liquor, laughs and rollicking good
Film: The Beach Lady
Wednesday, February 15 4p.m.
Griot's Festival Night of the
Friday, February 17 8pm, $15
Stories are always better at night,
and the Night of the Griot will be a
one you won't forget. Nothando
guarantees laughter with her panty-
hose story, Griot 3 will 'bring the
sweet word' with their "sto-etry",
Teju the verbal illusionist illumi-
nates the tales from 'the black hand
side' and the magical melodic voice
of Victoria Burnett will embrace
you like 'the souls of black folk'.
Griot's Festival Tales and
Saturday, February 18 ,2 p.m.
Bring your family for tall tales and
short tales, rhythm and rhyme cele-
brating the heritage of the people of
the African Diaspora. Master story-
tellers Nothando, Teju and Victoria
Burnett blend classic folk tales,
African American history, and per-
sonal experience into a gumbo of
entertainment and learning.
Audience members join the per-
formers in chants, songs, rap, and
Griot's Festival Jali to Jazz
Friday, February 18, 8pm, $15
Jazz began in the heart of the Jali,
the West African village musician
who kept the ears full with the
sweet sounds of his music.
Sensational jazzmusician and
vocalist Baba Fred Johnson and his
quartet will mesmerize you with
pulsating African percussion and
rhythms. Experience Baba Fred
Johnson's unique sound sculpture
technique. When you hear the
sounds of the Jali, the Griot is never
far away. Storytellers Victoria
Burnett and Teju will tell the stories
of the journey from Jali to Jazz.
For more information about these
activities and many other planned,
call 632-5555.

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Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 2 8, 2006

I Th Word 0Toay ithD ErlS HuchsoI

by. E. O.
"I certain-
ly appreci-
ate your
concern, and I would appreciate
anything that you can do to help."
That was the dignified but worried
request for help that Coretta Scott
King made in a phone conversation
with then Democratic presidential
candidate John F. Kennedy. There
was good reason for worry and the
plea for help. In early 1959, her
husband, Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., was sentenced to four months of
hard labor at Georgia's notorious
Reidsville State Prison after being
arrested on a trumped up traffic
warrant and for violating probation.
The second charge stemmed from
King's earlier arrest at a sit-in
demonstration. Coretta was deeply
pained that King might not make it
out of Reidsville alive. There had
been rumors and threats of foul
play against him. During the tense
days of King's imprisonment,
Coretta had frantically worked the
phones trying to get any help she
could for King's release.
At the time, Kennedy was locked
in a tight White House race with
Republican Vice President Richard
Nixon. Kennedy made the call part-
ly out of sincere concern for King,
and partly with an eye on the black
vote. Coretta's efforts paid off for
King, and Kennedy, and sunk
Nixon. The Democrats turned the

*etta was More Than Just

call into a giant public relations
coup. Kennedy's action was credit-
ed with tipping large numbers of
blacks toward the Democrats,
Nixon, the early odds on favorite to
win the presidency, lost by a nar-
row margin. King was soon
released unharmed, and the civil
rights movement gained greater
steam and vigor in the next couple
of years. Coretta's dogged determi-
nation to save her husband, ener-
gized the civil rights fight, and
changed the course of a presidential
election, and race relations in
It was fitting that Kennedy's life
affirming and politically profound
phone call was made to Coretta. In
December 1955, she and King anx-
iously kept watch at the front win-
dow of their home in Montgomery,
Alabama to make sure that there
were no black riders on the buses.
She stood, walked and cheered arm
in arm with him at countless civil
rights marches, demonstrations and
rallies. She endured King's long
absences and the gossipy rumors of
his infidelities, and kept the family
and the marriage together. That
meant great personal sacrifice. For
years, the King family lived in
what charitably could be described
as a ramshackle house. As his fam-
ily grew in size, friends and family
members begged him to move to a
larger house. King resisted.
An exasperated, Coretta fired
back at the King critics that he "felt

that it was inconsistent with his
philosophy" to own property.
Eventually. King gave in and paid
the grand sum of $10,000 for a big-
ger home. But he continued to
complain that the house was "to
big" and "elegant." Though King
critics delighted in taking took pot
shots at him for his shun of person-
al wealth and the ownership of pri-
vate property, Coretta's great con-
cern remained in fulfilling King's
dream, and that did not include fat-
tening their bank account.
In the decade after King's murder,
Coretta did not fade from the scene.
She continued to storm the barri-
cades against racial injustice, eco-
nomic inequality, military adven-
turism, and against hate crimes and
violence. She wrote countless let-
ters, gave speeches, and participat-
ed in direct action campaigns. She
continued to fiercely protect King's
legacy from the opportunists that
twisted, and sullied his words and
name. In 1996, a group of black
ministers in Miami circulated a
flier with the picture of King to
hundreds of black churches in
Miami-Dade County. The fliers
denounced gay rights. The group
claimed that gays were expropriat-
ing the civil rights cause to push
their agenda. In a public statement,
Coretta denounced the ministers
and noted that King would be a
champion of gay rights if he were
A month before Ronald Reagan


by Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood

Coretta Scott King Exemplified the

;1,w iStrength and Courage of Women

Cornel West once said, "Every From her fight to keep the civil no appreciation for the struggle,
day is borrowed time. You want to rights torch burning to her work to There's very little appreciation f(
be able to use life as well as death end apartheid in South Africa, the Coretta Scott King's of tlh
as a form of service to something Coretta Scott King has compan- world. Today our youth are mot
bigger than you; that makes life ioned the cause of people in need. concerned with what is going o
meaningful." So as we enter Black History right now versus the past or tli
These words are extremely pro- month it is very fitting that we rec- future. And although I am fairly
found one thinks of the life of ognize the life and legacy of the young, I must say that those in m
Coretta Scott King. Most of us lady who valiantly helped shape age bracket, mid-twenties to mic
know her as the strong woman this country's consciousness. thirties, understand the struggle c
behind the man, but she was much I think that it is safe to say that the past, but younger generation
more than the wife of Dr. Martin while blacks have made significant seem somewhat lost.
Luther King. Mrs. King was a strides in this country since the 60s The major reason for the racial
leader in her own right. She dedi- there is still a long way to go. This issues we face today is that people
cated her life to her family and the is a month of recognition and do not have an understanding
struggle for equality and justice in thanksgiving for those who paved appreciation or respect for the pas
America. the way, but it is now more impor- Education will be the key to ensure
On Tuesday of this week, Mrs. tant than ever that blacks fulfill the racial harmony. And it's certain
King passed at her home in Atlanta, goals established by our forefa- not only the role of the public c
GA. She had been partially para- others. private school systems, but motlt
lyzed after suffering a stroke and This means black folk must get ers, fathers, grandparents, aunt
heart attack in August 2005. out and vote in every election pos- and uncles. We all have to
She was the First Lady of the civil sible. It also means that we must keep our valuable history
rights movement, and a living sym- take advantage of the educational alive.
bol to all that the movement repre- opportunities that are before us and If only documentaries like f
sented. Mrs. King campaigned for reverse the negative social and eco- "Eyes on the Prize" were I
years to make her husband's birth- nomic cycles prevalent in our com- made mandatory in all school
day a national holiday. In 1983, munities. Social Studies classes our
President Reagan reluctantly Mrs. King understood the impor- youth may have more under- .
signed a bill establishing Dr. King's tance of black unity and strong standing.
birthday as a federal holiday, leadership. She once said, "There is And that understanding is 1
She also kept the dream alive by a spirit and a need and a man at the very critical because, if a per-
founding the Martin Luther King beginning of every great human son or groups of people do not
Jr. Center for Non-violent Social advance. Each of these must be grasp the struggles of a
Change, starting it in the basement right for that particular moment of groups' past, then there tends
of her house. Today, the King history, or nothing happens." to be a lack of respect and
Center is a national shrine, visited One of the problems that African apathy that develops from that
by more than 650,000 people a American now face internally is very lack of understanding.
year. that our young black children have





King's Wife
grudgingly signed the King holidaN
bill in November 1983. he made a
public crack about King being a
possible Communist sympathizer.
Coretta was hurt and stung by his
false, and insensitive slander. A
chagrined Reagan quietly\ called
her and apologized.
Coretta ne\er bought the official
line that King \\as gunned dow n bN
lone assassin James Earl Ra\.
When Ray demanded a new' trial.
Coretta went to bat for him. and
testified in court that Ra\ should
get another trial. Her concern \\as
not with Ra\. but as she put it "to
determine the truth" about King's
assassination. Though there is no
evidence of a government plot to
kill King, Coretta still wanted to
put the FBI and the go% ernment on
trial for its decade long patently
illegal, stealth war of harassment,
surveillance, intimidation, and poi-
son pen letters against King and
other civil rights leaders.
The friction o\er the affairs of the
King Center that cropped up in
recent days \\ill not alter the judg-
ment of history about Coretta. She
and King shared the same relentless
passion and \ vision that helped per-
manently transform American soci-
ety and enrich the likes of millions
of Americans of all races. She was
more than just King's wife.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is a political
analyst and soia iies o ii entaHoi
and the author ,it The Ciiiss ia Black
and Black (Adi ie Passage Pre ss

If only we could ensure that our
youth knew about the Rose%%ood.
Florida massacre or the hundreds
or even thousands of lynching that
Took place in the post-sla er\
South. Understanding our histon
and our social and economical
plight could possibly be the eve
opener/moti\ation some need.
I understood because \w hen I \%as
born the Civil Rights Molement
was still fresh on peoples mind and
we were more mindful of struggles
blacks have faced here in America.
Unfortunate. today's youth aren't.
feeling the legacy that sla\ern has
left on the African Amencan cul-
r ture, so they can't appreciate the
e importance of those who fought
e and died for all of us.
a We honor and celebrate the life of
e Coretta Scott King and thank her
, for fighting in the trenches for so
, many years. As A. Phillip
Randolph once said, "Equality is
f the heart and essence of democra-
; cy, freedom and justice."
One of Coretta's most profound
[ quotes says, "Whites are beginning
: to realize that the entire culture is at
stake if blacks and other minorities
are not educated and included in
this country's business community.
. It is all tied together: if blacks fail
r the whole culture will fail."
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You may not have heard of Dr.
Mark Dean. And you aren't alone.
But almost everything in your life
has been affected by his work.
See, Dr. Mark Dean is a Ph.D. from
Stanford University. He is in the
National Hall of Inventors. He has
more than 30 patents pending. He is
a vice president with IBM. Oh,
yeah. And he is also the architect of
the modem-day personal computer.
Dr. Dean holds three of the original
nine patents on the computer that all
PCs are based upon. And, Dr. Mark
Dean is an African American.
So how is it that we can celebrate
the 20th anniversary of the IBM per-
sonal computer without reading or
hearing a single word about him?
Given all of the pressure mass media
are under about negative portrayals
of African Americans on television
and in print, you would think it
would be a slam-dunk to highlight
someone like Dr. Dean.
Somehow, though, we have man-
aged to miss the shot. History is
cruel when it comes to telling the sto-
ries of African Americans. Dr. Dean
isn't the first Black inventor to be
overlooked. Consider John! N
Stanard, inventor of the refrigerator,
George Sampson, creator of the
clothes dryer, Alexander Miles and
his elevator, Lewis Latimer and the
electric lamp. All of these inventors

share two things:
One, they changed the landscape of
our society; and, two, society relegat-
ed them to the footnotes of history.
Hopefully, Dr. Mark Dean won't go
away as quietly as they did. He cer-
tainly shouldn't. Dr. Dean helped
start a Digital Revolution that created
people like Microsoft's Bill Gate! s
and Dell Computer's Michael Dell.
Millions of jobs in informant ion
technology can be traced back direct-
ly to Dr. Dean.
Although technically Dr. Dean can't
be credited with creating the com-
puter -- that is left to Alan Turing, a
pioneering 20th-century English
mathematician, widely considered to
be the father of modem computer
science -- Dr. Dean rightly deserves
to take a bow for the machine we use
today. The computer really wasn't
practical for home or small business
use until! he came along, leading a
team that developed the interior
architecture (ISA systems bus) that
enables multiple devices, such as
modems and printers, to be connect-
ed to personal computers.
In other words, because of Dr.
Dean, the PC became a part of our
daily lives For most of us, changing
the face of society would have been
enough. But not for Dr. Dean. Still in
his early forties, he has a lot of
inventing left in him.



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Super Bowl's Grandeur Heads to

Detroit America's Poorest Urban Hub

Shown above is Jesse jackson comforting one of New Orlean's 9th
Ward residents.

Jackson Planning to

March in New Orleans

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is plan-
ning a march this spring to protest
post-hurricane policies he fears will
marginalize the black community,
the civil rights leader said Monday
as he toured one of the city's hard-
est-hit areas.
The march on April 1 will cross the
Crescent City Connection, a major
Mississippi River bridge that was
blocked to keep people trying to
flee flooded New Orleans from
going into cities that weren't as
heavily damaged, Jackson said.
Officials across the river in Gretna
said they blocked the bridge
because they had no more room for
As he squatted in a patch of mud,
Jackson called the barge that came
to rest on debris in the lower Ninth
\\Ward a symbol of the go\ ernment's
neglect of many of the storm's
hardest-hit victims.
His visit was just his latest to the

Black History

lower-income, mostly black neigh-
borhood that still showcases some
of Katrina's worst damage.
Many of its residents remain scat-
tered in temporary housing across
the country, while workers from
Eastern Europe and Latin America
have taken rebuilding jobs, Jackson
"Why must people here look at
people coming in from out of the
country to do the work? That is
humiliating," he said. "There are no
jobs that cannot be done by the peo-
ple who once lived here."
The government's failure to
quickly provide temporary housing
closer to New Orleans not only has
prevented the displaced from get-
ting jobs at home, Jackson said, but
also has made it more difficult to
follow campaigns and vote in
alreadN -dela ed elections,, now
rescheduled for late April.

- Continued from front

black American history. For example: February 23, 1868: W. E. B. DuBois,
important civil rights leader and co-founder of the NAACP, was born.;
February 3, 1870: The 15th Amendment was passed, granting blacks the
right to vote. February 25, 1870: The first black U.S. senator, Hiram R.
Revels (1822-1901), took his oath of office. February 12, 1909: The
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
was founded by a group of concerned black and white citizens in New
York City. February 1, 1960: In what would become a civil-rights move-
ment milestone, a group of black Greensboro, N.C., college students began
a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter and in February 21,
1965, Malcolm X, the militant leader who promoted Black Nationalism,
was shot to death by three Black Muslims.
From Jackie Robinson to Tiger Woods, Harriet Tubman to Barack
Obama, Black History Month pays tribute to inspirational African
Americans from the past, as well as those who will continue to make his-
tory well into the future.


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by Sara Kush
Before the Super Bowl kickoff
this weekend, private planes will
land here, limousines will clog the
streets, and lavish parties will be
thrown for those with famous
names or lots of money. The
kitchens of Ford Field will be
stocked with two tons of lobster.
Much of the rest of Detroit,
though, is a landscape dotted with
burned-out buildings, where liquor
stores abound but supermarkets are
hard to come by, and where drugs,
violence and unemployment are
everyday realities.
Officials in the nation's poorest big
city see hosting the game as a huge
boost. They say it will be a catalyst
for further development and pro-
vide a chance to improve Detroit's
gritty reputation. They hope visitors
will take note of new restaurants,
clubs and lofts downtown. To make
sure the city makes a good impres-
sion, dilapidated buildings have
been torn down, roads repaved and
landmarks renovated.
Yet with the exception of a few
square miles in the center of town,
many residents say they have not
seen any improvement. And they
don't expect the Super Bowl to have
an effect on their lives.
"They spend all that money on the
Super Bowl ... but they ain't doing
nothing for here," said Arthur
Lauderdale, 59, who lives about
four miles from the heart of down-
town on Detroit's east side.
The scenery along Van Dyke
Street near Lauderdale's home
would be familiar to anyone who
has seen Eminem's movie about
life in Detroit. The street's once-
bustling commercial section is
dominated by boarded-up stores,
charred buildings and vacant lots.
The only signs of activity are at
storefront churches and a few liquor

An overview of the stadium where Super Bowl XL will be played in
Detroit, Michigan.

stores and hot-dog joints.
That is not to say there are no
thriving areas outside of downtown.
Detroit has several historic neigh-
borhoods of stately mansions, and
new housing developments for the
middle class have sprung up here
and there. But those are exceptions
in a city that people have been flee-
ing for half a century.
Nearly 2 million people lived in
Detroit in the 1950s; today it has

fewer than 900,000. According to
the Census Bureau, more than a
third of those people lived at or
below the federal poverty line in
2004, the largest percentage of any
U.S. city with a population of
250,000 or more.
Detroit's 2005 unemployment rate
was 14.1 percent, more than 2 1/2
times the national level. The city
has announced deep cuts in services
over the past year to cope with an

enormous deficit. Hundreds of
municipal employees have been
laid off, bus service has been scaled
back, nine recreation centers have
been shuttered, and bulk trash pick-
up has been canceled.
Organizers of the Super Bowl fes-
tivities have sought to ensure the
larger community is not ignored
amid all the VIP parties. Besides a
free, four-day winter festival being
held downtown ahead of the game,
dozens of fundraisers will collect
money for mostly local charities.
The NFL and the city's Super Bowl
host committee are each contribut-
ing $1 million toward construction
of a $6 million youth center.
Host committee chairman Roger
Penske said he is optimistic that the
development that has started down-
town will gradually spread to the
rest of the city.
Parker, the soup kitchen employee,
said he does not begrudge Super
Bowl revelers their fun, but he
won't be joining in.
"We, as people who don't have that
kind of money, shouldn't even be
downtown," he said.

Former Cop/Abner Louima

Torturer Asking for Early Release

The Justice Department should
decide whether a former police offi-
cer serving a five-year prison term
in the jailhouse torture case of a
Haitian immigrant can qualify for
early release, a federal judge said
Lawyers for Charles Schwarz, 39,
had argued their client was owed
early release under a sentencing
deal struck with prosecutors in
The former officer was convicted

of lying to authorities about the
Abner Louima case but avoided
conviction on charges of violating
Louima's civil rights. After
Louima's arrest in a 1997 nightclub
brawl, prosecutors say, Schwarz
held Louima down while Officer
Justin Volpe sodomized him with a
broken broomstick. Schwarz main-
tains he wasn't there.
Prosecutors had agreed in 2002 to
seek a 13-month reduction in
Schwarz's sentence if he and his

attorneys did not discuss the case.
In March, prosecutors contacted the
Bureau of Prisons and recommend-
ed reducing Schwarz's sentence to
47 months. Prison officials refused,
saying the law allowed them to
grant early freedom only to termi-
nally ill prisoners.
Defense attorneys had asked the
judge to honor the arrangement by
voiding her original sentence and
re-sentencing Schwarz to 47

Nation Mourns Unexpected Death of Corretta Scott King

Continued from front
She also accused movie and TV
companies, video arcades, gun
manufacturers and toy makers of
promoting violence.
King became a symbol in her own
right of her husband's struggle for

peace and brotherhood, presiding, ,at :he Ne% England Conservatory
with a quiet, stoic dignity over sem- of Music and planning on a singing
inars and conferences, career when a friend introduced her
President Bush hailed her as "a to King, a young Baptist minister
remarkable and courageous woman studying at Boston University.
and a great civil rights leader." "She said she wanted me to meet a
After her stroke, King missed the very promising young minister
annual King celebration in Atlanta from Atlanta," King once said,
two weeks ago but appeared with adding with a laugh: "I wasn't inter-
her children at an awards dinner a ested in meeting a young minister at
few days earlier, smiling from her that time."
wheelchair but not speaking. The She recalled that on their first date
crowd gave her a standing ovation, he told her: "You know, you have
Despite her repeated calls for unity everything I ever wanted in a
among civil rights groups, her own woman. We ought to get married
children have been divided over someday." Eighteen months later, in
whether to sell the King Center to 1953, they did.
the National Park Service and let The couple moved to Montgomery,
the family focus less on grounds Ala., where he became pastor of the
maintenance and more on King's Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and
message. Two of the four children helped lead the 1955 Montgomery
were strongly against such a move. bus boycott that Rosa Parks set in
Coretta Scott was studying voice motion when she refused to give up

her 'eat on a segregated bus, With
that campaign, King began enacting
his philosophy of nonviolent, direct
social action.
Over the years, King was with her
husband in his finest hours. She was
at his side as he received the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1964. She marched
beside him from Selma, Ala., into
Montgomery in 1965 on the tri-
umphant drive for a voting rights
Only days after his death, she flew
to Memphis with three of her chil-
dren to lead thousands marching in
honor of her slain husband and to
plead for his cause.
"I think you rise to the occasion in
a crisis," she once said. "I think the
Lord gives you strength when you
need it. God was using us and now
he's using me, too."

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First AME of Palm Coast to Present
Black History Jazz Jam and Banquet
First Coast AME of Palm Coast, 91 Old Kings Road North, in Palm
Coast, Dr. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor; will present a Jazz Jam in obser-vance
of Black History Month, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th. The Jazz
Jam will feature Trumpeter Eddie Preston. His appealing, versatile style
has built his reputation with Charlie Mingus, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington,
Count Basie, and others.
The Jazz Jam will feature inter-pretations of flutist Bobby Hump-hrey,
bassist Bob Cunningham, guitarist Jerry Jermont, vocalist Jan Crawrford,
Bethune-Cookman Col-lege Jazz Combo, and others.
The banquet observing Black History month will begin at 7 p.m. on
Friday, 10th. For ticket information and reservations for both events,
please call (386) 446-5759.
The Men's Club of St. Paul Lutheran
Present Health Seminar February 13
The Men's Club of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2730 West Edgewood
Avenue; will sponsor a Seminar: "Understanding the New Medicare Drug
Program", at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2006.
The Seminar will present insur-ance experts to answer Health Insurance
Questions for Seniors over Age 65, and their Caregivers.
The Insurance Company Presen-ters will be: Blue Cross/Blue Shield,
Well Care, Quality Care, Humana, and Pacific. The public is invited.
Questions or Directions, please call (904) 765-4219.
Believers in Christ Christian Center to
Present Youth Explosion Feb. 4th
"Yes I Can!", Philippians 4:13, is the theme for Youth Explosion 2006,
this inaugural youth rally is open to all youth of the city. There will be
singing, rapping, stepping, dancing, games, and much more.
Saturday, February 4th, all youth will gather for the first Youth
Explosion at Believers in Christian Center, 11565 North Main Street.
Church groups are welcome. For information or to RSVP, please call (904)
Mt. Bethel AME's Project
Chase Connects Home and School
New Bethel AME Church, 1231 Tyler Street invites all to join Project
Chase for the opportunity to improve your educational skills, earn a GED,
employment skills, and parenting skills to help your child be successful in
school. Project Chase meets Monday thru Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30
p.m., free childcare is available. A few slots are still available. For more
information, please call (904) 353-1822 or 630-7255.

Christ Church to Abyssinia Baptist Church Receives
Launch New

Outreach Ministry
Christ Church of Mandarin in
Jacksonville, Fla., will celebrate its
new monthly program, CRAVE, on
Feb. 7 from 7:30-9 p.m. in The
Attic for young or single adults
interested in finding out about God.
Organized by the leadership of the
Young and Single Adult Ministry,
CRAVE will occur on the first
Tuesday of each month and is
intended to be a place to share
God's love and truth. The theme of
CRAVE will be community and
will follow Acts 2:42-47 from the
New Testament. Attendees will
have the opportunity to join a
CRAVE cell, a small group of folks
that meet in homes, restaurants,
outdoors, etc. These groups enjoy
regular time of fun, support, love,
accountability and spiritual growth.
For more information visit

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Ken Stokes, Northcare CDC Executive Director, Pastor Tom
Diamond, First Lady Diamond, Councilwoman Pat Lockett-Felder
andCouncilman Reggie Fullwood at the check presentation.
City Council Representatives pre- sented a $100, 119 check to Dr.

Students Invited to Spend Spring Break in New Orleans

In the spirit of the 1960s Free-
dom Rides, New Orleans is beck-
oning students, all students are wel-
come, but especially African
American students spend "Spring
Break" in New Orleans.
Voices of Katrina and the
Common Ground Collective are

inviting students to come to New
Orleans to participate in a service-
learning- trip for their Spring Break
Basic, but, secure housing and 3-

meals per day will be provided. In
return students assist in the re-
building of the area's most devas-
tating areas; as well as, distributing

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food, water and clothing.
Students will be able to apply
studies in law, medicine, and other
specialized courses of study toward
this effort by working in a medical
clinic, on legal teams or other ways.
Workshops on social justice issues
will be offered, as well as, cultural
and historical site visits.
For more information, visit web-
site, www.commongroundrelief.org
or you may call (504) 368-6897,
(609) 6617-9815.

Tom E. Diamond of the Abyssinia
Missionary Baptist Church for the
New Northcare Wellness Clinic
located at the Comer of Monaco
and Depaul Drive on the
Jacksonville's Northside. Eight
bikes and two computers were also
given to the ABC Christian
Academy, a private school of the
church, which were donated by
CH2M HILL an Engineering
Consulting Firm.
Ken Stokes, Community
Development Director of A.P.E.L.
Health Services, a non-profit sub-
sidiary of Abyssinia received the
check during services held at the
church on Sunday January 29th.
The funds will be used for renova-
tions and repairs to the newly pur-
chased clinical facility. "This is a
commitment from our council per-
sons to address the dire need for
health-wellness and disease preven-
tion's and interventions in at risk
communities", Stokes said. "We
commend the dedication and the
hard work of the Hon.
Councilpersons Fullwood and
Lockett-Felder and State Rep.
Fields for improving the quality of
life for the communities they
serve." The NorthCare Clinic will
provide health screenings for High
Blood Pressure, Diabetes, HIV, and
Cholesterol. For more information
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Wiley Mullins is a man with a
wellness mission. As this former-
neur watched his friends and fam-
ily suffer from stroke, diabetes,
heart disease and obesity, Mullins
knew these conditions could be
turned around with better lifestyle
choices. He lost more than 55
pounds himself to improve his
own health.
Acknowledging that the pleas-
ures of the table can be a pitfall of
fat, sodium, cholesterol and calo-
ries, Mullins launched a Web site
that high-lights nutrition
research, nutritional wisdom and
delicious encouragement to eat
more fruits and vegetables.
"Most of us tend to eat the same
three or four vegetables over and
over," says Mullins. "Yet current
nutrition science says we need to
eat widely from the produce sec-
tion. Check your super- market for
produce you've never tried. And
remember: The richer the color,
the higher the nutrient content."
Removing barriers to good eat-
ing is part of Mullins' mantra.
"Think you can't afford good
nutrition? It's right there in the
fresh produce aisle convenient,
affordable and available," accord-
ing to Mullins. "Look for already-
cut, ready-to-go fruits and vegeta-
bles. For example, Birds Eye
Fresh, known for their line of
fresh fruit and vegetables, recently
introduced Table Toppers. It's a
top quality line of fresh cut vegeta-
bles that are as easy to use as they
are good for you. Simply open the
bag and prepare. For all of us
short on time, produce offerings
like these are life savers."
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tional family-favorite vegetable
dishes include fat and salt,
Mullins developed a line of low-
sodium seasoning and spice
blends that offers delicious, down-
home tastes without butter, bacon,
ham or other added fat. They can
be found right in the produce
department, appropriately stocked
with their produce partners.
To support his enthusiastic pro-
motion of produce, Mullins has
introduced America's Wellness
Team. Endorsed by the National
Medical Association. America's
Wellness Team offers nutrition
and wellness advice through a free
monthly electronic newsletter on
www. unclewileys. com.

Spinach, Grape and Mandarin
Orange Salad With Honey-
Lemon Dressing
2 cups Birds Eye Fresh Table
Toppers Baby Spinach
1/2 cup halved Birds Eye Fresh
Red Seedless Grapes
1/2 cup drained Mandarin orange
1/2 cup diced seeded, unpeeled
1/4 cup diced Birds Eye Fresh Red
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed
lemon juice
1/8 cup olive oil
1 to 2 teaspoons Wiley's Citrus-
Garlic Salad Jazz

In large serving bowl, toss 1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper utes, until no longer pink. Drain and Fresh Table Toppers Premium Cut
spinach, grapes, orange, cucumber 1 cup chopped Birds Eye Fresh discard any remaining water from Green Bean & Carrot Medley
and onion. In small jar with tight- Celery skillet; add tomatoes, chili sauce, 2 tablespoons Wiley's Beans &
fitting lid, shake together honey, 1 cup chopped Birds Eye Fresh green pepper, celery, onion, garlic Peas
lemon juice and olive oil to blend White Onion and seasoning. Cook over moderate Seasoning
well. Pour dressing over salad; toss 2 cloves garlic, minced heat and simmer covered 15 min- 1 cup water
and sprinkle salad with Citrus- 1 packet Wiley's Dirty Rice utes, stirring occasionally. Great Place all ingredients in saucepan;
Garlic Salad Jazz. Serve immedi- Seasoning over rice or pasta. Serves 4 bring to boil over high heat. Reduce
ately. Serves 4 Place chicken and water in medi- heat; simmer covered 8 to 10 min-
um skillet. Cook chicken in water Green Bean & Carrot Medley utes, stirring occasionally until veg-
Easy Sweet Potato Fries over moderate heat 10 to 12 min- 1 (12-ounce) package Birds Eye tables are tender. Serves 4

1 (16-ounce) bag Birds Eye Fresh
Table Toppers Sweet Potato Fries
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 packet Wiley's Sweet Potato &
Yam Spice
Heat oven to 450'F. In large bowl,
toss sweet potato fries with oil.
Spread on baking sheet and sprinkle
evenly with spice. Bake 15 to 20
minutes; stir occasionally, until ten-
der. Serves 4

"Outrageous" Chicken Creole
4 skinless, boneless chicken
breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut
into 1-inch strips
1 cup water
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
with basil and garlic
1 cup Heinz 57 Chili Sauce

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go ahead and pile your plate high
with nutrient-rich foods that are
naturally fat-free, like fruits and
-Slim Pickings: Choose lean
meats, poultry and fish; trim

excess fat before cooking.
-C'leter Cooking: Bake. ste%% or
grill instead of frying. Team at www.unclewileys.com
-Spice It Up: Substitute non-fat, and tap into healthy lifestyle tips,
low-sodium seasonings like delicious recipe ideas and current
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Beware of Fad Diets in 2006

Every year an assortment ot
unhealthy, nutritionally unbalanced
diets circulate across the United States,
with most promising one thing quick
weight loss.
The American Heart Association
warns that many fad diets can under-
mine people's health, cause physical
discomfort and lead to disappointment
when people regain their weight soon
after they lose it. Moreover, many of
these diets go so far as to falsely claim
to be endorsed by or authored by the
American Heart Association.
You can recognize a fad diet, accord-
ing to the American Heart Association,
if it recommends:
* Magic or miracle foods that bum fat.

Foods don't bum fat they
create fat when we eat
more than we need. To lose
weight, you must use more
i.' '* energy than you consume.
You can burn fat by
increasing your physical
activities or by decreasing
the amount of food you eat.
Bizarre quantities of
only one food or type of
food, such as eating only
tomatoes or beef one day
or unlimited bowls of cab-
bage soup or grapefruit.
These foods are fine as part
of an overall healthy diet,
but eating large quantities
of them could lead to
unpleasant side effects as
well as nutritional imbal-
ances that could seriously
impact your health.
I i Rigid menus. Many
diets set out a very limited selection of
foods to be eaten at a specific time and
day, exactly as written. Often these lim-
ited diets don't address the widely var-
ied taste preferences of our diverse pop-
ulation. The American Heart
Association's dietary guidelines
recommend a varied diet emphasiz-
ing whole grains, vegetables, fruits,
lean meat, fish, poultry and fat-free
(skim) and low-fat dairy products.
Specific food combinations.
Some foods taste good together,
such as a soup and sandwich, but
there's no scientific evidence that
eating foods in certain sequences or
combinations has any medical ben-

Is Your Teen Smoking Weed?

One out of six African-American

teens have reported use of marijuana

* Rapid weight loss of more than two
pounds a week.
No warning given to people with
diabetes or high blood pressure to seek
advice from the physician or healthcare
provider. Some fad diets could raise
blood pressure or blood glucose, even if
you lose weight. Diets high in fat,
which are often those that overempha-
size protein, can lead to heart disease
and cancer. In addition, high-protein
diets can worsen kidney or liver fimunc-
tion in people with moderately
advanced liver or kidney disease.
No increased physical activity.
Simple physical activities, like walking
or riding a bike, are one of the most
important ways to lose weight and
maintain weight loss. Yet many "fad"
diets don't emphasize these easy
A healthful diet rich in fresh fruits and
vegetables combined with regular phys-
ical activity can help most people man-
age and maintain weight loss for both
cardiovascular health and appearance.
For more information about the
American Heart Association's recom-
mendations and guidelines, visit

Many of us desire long,
healthy hair. While genetics
play a strong role in the length
of your hair, you can promote
growth with these healthful tips.
Trim, trim, trim. Visit a styl-
ist biweekly. Every 8 to 10
weeks, ask your stylist to trim
off the minimum amount, about
an eighth of an inch. Only trim
when your hair is dry, not wet.
Split ends are easier to see
when the hair is dry.
Get the blood flowing to the
head. It stimulates the hair fol-

licle and stimulates hair growth
with nutrient-rich blood travel-
ing to the scalp. Massage your
scalp with your fingertips every
day. Once a day, flip your hair
upside down and gently brush
dry hair from root to end.
Exercising pumps blood to the
heart, which gets blood flowing
to the head.
Eat right. Make sure you are
eating well-balanced meals. It's
the best strategy for getting
healthy hair and nails. If you
need a supplement, vitamins A,
B, C, and E are excellent, at
least 300 to 500 mg.
Baby your hair strands. Use
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every two weeks such as Tony
& Guy Tigi Catwalk Oatmeal
and Honey or Lifetex lines by

Minimize your use of hot
tools.The better shape your hair
is in, the less you will have to
take off every 6 to 8 weeks.
Avoid pulling the hair back
into tight ponytails every day.
This will stretch the hair and
cause it to lose its elasticity and
leave you with cowlicks and
Let your scalp breath. Don't
use heavy oils on the hair. They
only clog the hair follicles and
prevent rapid growth. Use prod-
ucts such as Sebastian
Laminates Drops, a light oil that
will allow your hair to flow
more naturally.
Live better. Minimize your
vices, such as smoking, binge
drinking, late-night partying
and sunbathing. Bad habits like
these will quickly show up in
the form of slow-growing dry
and brittle strands.

rips For Online Dating And Romance

More than ever, out of frustration, African-Americans (especially
women) are turning to the Internet for love.

my geographic area and in your
* Does the service offer two-way
* Is it easy to search and browse
other profiles? Is searching accu-
How well will my privacy be
Safety is a major concern among
many singles who are considering
online dating services, especially
those who are first-time users. To
help ensure your safety the BBB
recommends the following:
Do not reveal any personal
information in your online dating
profile, in your personal ads or in
your private emails to other sin-
gles. Such information includes

your real name, specifics about
where you live or any other info
that could be used maliciously.
Use only the communication
tools provide by the dating service.
You should not invite singles to
email you at your regular email
address, at least until you know
them better.
When you email singles in pri-
vate, consider using an anonymous
email account at a free site.
With some careful selecting and
with an eye toward safe surfing, by
the time next Valentine's Day rolls
around you may no longer even
need an online dating service.

The Office of National Drug
Control Policy's National Youth
Anti-Drug Media Campaign devel-
oped resource materials to help edu-
cate parents about the some of the
risks associated with marijuana use.
FACTS: African American Teens
and Marijuana:
1. Despite declines in marijuana
usage, rates among African
American teens remain unchanged.
2. Among African American youth
ages 12 to 17, one out of six
(17.8%) reported using marijuana at
least once in their lifetime.
3. Research shows that many
African American parents think it's
inevitable that their teens will

experiment with marijuana.
4. Black and Hispanic teens are
more likely than their white peers to
say that all or most of their friends
use marijuana regularly, occasional-
ly, or at parties.
5. First-time youth marijuana use
increases significantly during the
summer months.
6. Kids who are not regularly mon-
itored by their parents are four times
more likely to use drugs.
7. Teens who report they are "often
bored" are 50 percent more likely to
smoke, drink, get drunk and use
illegal drugs than teens who aren't

With Valentine's Day fast
approaching, not everyone has yet
met that special someone. For
many people -. over. 40, million
Americans, in fact online dating
services have become a regular
place to turn to find that perfect
If you are considering the assis-
tance of an online dating service,
keep in mind that all services are
not created equal. But, if you
choose wisely, you could have a
rewarding experience when you
join all those online singles looking
for potential mates.
Experts at the Better Business
Bureau (BBB) are offering some
sound advice in choosing the right
online dating service and several
tips to help ensure your safety
when you are online looking for a
dating or marriage partner.
Start by selecting a site that seems
likely to attract the type of person
you want to meet. There are,
indeed, many services out there
that follow different philosophies
and strategies. Some of the more
popular, larger services include
Match.com, eHarmony, Yahoo

Personals and PerfectMatch.com.
Look for a site that enforces
behavioral standards and provides
a respectful and supportive envi-
Balance what you can reasonably
expect from the service against the
investment you will be making.
The assistance of some of these
matchmaking services does not
always come cheap. Fees can range
anywhere from $25.00 a month, all
the way up to thousands of dollars
for more specialized, high-end
The BBB recommends that you
try before you buy. Some online
services will let you browse and
search at no charge before you sign
up. Be sure to check the company
out with the BBB. Also, be sure
you understand all terms of the
contract before you click the
"send" or "register" button. And,
know what your recourse is if you
are dissatisfied with the service.
Before you join a service, ask the
following questions:
Do you provide help in writing
profiles or give any other advice?
Are there plenty of members in

Protect your family.
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African Americans Timelessly

Overcoming Adversity Successfully

Joseph H.Rainey Bornm to a slave in South Carolina, Rainey became the first black to serve in
Congress (1870-1878). A portrait honoring him was unveiled by the
Congressional Black Caucus in 2005

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams III One of the founders of the Provident -
Hospital and Training School Association, the nation's first black hospital, in
1891. Dr. Williams became famous in 1893 when he performed the first suc-
cessful open heart surgery in the world, saving the life of a man, who lived for twenty years

Jack Johnson Won Heavyweight Championship to become first Black pi
Heavyweight Champion of the world, December 26, 1908. '

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery Founded the Southern Christian Leadership A
Conference (SCLC) with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in 1957. He served
as president of the organization, 1977-1998.

Lorraine Hansberry "A Raisin in the Sun", the first drama written by a black
woman, Lorraine Hansberry (her first play), starring Sidney Poitier, opened at the
Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway, March 11, 1959, and ran for 530 performances. A suc-
cessful movie version, also starring Poitier was released in 1961.

Charlayne Alberta Hunter and Hamilton E. Holmes integrated the University of Georgia,
January 10, 1961. An plea by Georgia Attorney General Eugene Cook to the U. S. Supreme Court
was denied unanimously.

Dr. Robert C. Weaver President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Dr. Weaver for U. S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development Secretary, a former national chair of the NAACP, Weaver was sworn in January 13,

Daryl Freeman Grisham Who worked his way up from sales promotion was elected
President/CEO at Parker House Sausage Co. in 1969, after 15 years at the company.

Lee Roy Young At 41, achieved his childhood dream when he became the first Black
Texas Ranger, September 1988.

Mahalia Jackson The 1,876th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was posthumously
awarded to Ms. Jackson in 1988.

Runners Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson competed in a 100 meter dash, Lewis won, both earned $250,00 each
in Zurich, in 1988.

Dr. Vivian Pinn-Wiggins became the second female to be elected president of the national Medical Association
in 1989.

"Jl Bryant Gumble Signed a new 3-year contract in 1988, as NBC new anchor for $7
2i million, making him one of the highest paid Blacks in TV.

Alvin Ailey Choreographer, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater was honored along with
George Burns, Myma Loy, violinist Alexander Schnieder, and Kennedy Center
S founder, with Kennedy Centers Honors in December 1988.

Judith Jamison Choreographer, and former Alvin Ailey dancer, debuted her new
company, The Jamison Project in New York, 1988.

Countess Vaughn A Star Search up and comer a aii'd,'ffAapparing off 1lvi1
'AlvinA vision's "227" with Marla Gibbs in 1988.
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Beyond The Souls of Black Folk: Leading

Journal Redefines Legacy of Du Bois

More than forty years after the
death of W.E.B. Du Bois and more
than a hundred years after the pub-
lication of his seminal Souls of
Black Folk, his life and radical
vision are widely misinterpreted,
according to leading scholars in
Black History. A special issue of
Souls: A Critical Journal of Black
Politics, Culture, and Society
(Volume 7, Numbers 3-4) redefines
his legacy for Black America
Widely recognized as one of the
most eloquent proponents for a
color-blind, integrated American
society and as a founder of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People,
Du Bois (1868-1963) also had a
consistent vision of radical democ-
racy that is neglected in most biog-
raphies and scholarship, says
Manning Marable, Professor of
Public Affairs, Poitical Science,
History and African-American
Studies of Columbia University.
"The last thirty-odd years of his
political and intellectual life were
obscured, ignored, or relegated to
history's footnotes," says Marable
in his article, "Reconstructing the
Radical Du Bois," in this issue.
"Occasionally, press coverage of
the centennial celebrations of The
Souls of Black Folk mentioned that
Du Bois had also been a prime
architect of Pan-Africanism; rarely
mentioned were his credentials as
an advocate of women suffrage,
socialism, and peace."
Dubois died as an expatriate in
Ghana in 1963 after being targeted
as a subversive by the U.S. govern-
ment. This special issue of Souls
brings together an interdisciplinary

group of scholars in histo- "
ry, politics, sociology, and
African-American studies
to ask how the works of
Du Bois speaks to the
study of race politics
today. Contributions
include: *An analysis of
the dialectic between the
Black Diaspora and the
African Homeland
through the lens of Du
Bois' experience and
social theory. An
appreciation of how Du
Bois negotiated his roles
as both a serious scholar
and as a public intellectu-
al. *A history of the con- American
Relationship of DuAmerican historian and sociologist
tentious with the rebellious W.E.B. DuBois. He conducted the initial
young sociologist E. research on the black experience in the
young sociologist E. United States.
Franklin Frazier. In addi-United States.
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tion, the special issue brings
together papers presented at a sym-
posium on Du Bois at Yale
University in March 2005.
"With each passing year main-
stream work in political science,
sociology, and philosophy increas-
ingly acknowledges the contribu-
tions of W.E.B. Du Bois to our
thinking about the role of
race,"says Ange-Marie Hancock of
Yale University in her introduction
to the symposium. "The confer-
ence brought scholars from various
institutions together to provide
intensive engagement with Du
Bois beyond the limitations of each
discipline's approach to race."
The Symposium articles span
literary theory, social science, and
politics, including: *A psychoana-
lytic study that examines The
Souls of Black Folk as an expres-

sion of "Du Boiss personality writ
large." A review of "civilization-
ist" logic in Du Bois's 'Souls' peri-
od, a logic that mandates differen-
tial treatment based on peoples'
presumed level of "civilizability."
*An exploration of Du Bois's con-
cept of double consciousness as it
applies to contemporary Latin
America. *A portrait ofDu Bois as
a propagandist who presaged the
contemporary notion of race as a
social construction.
Published by Taylor and Francis,
Souls is a quarterly journal that
maps the intellectual contours of
the contemporary Black experi-
ence. Each issue contains articles,
symposia, interviews, and book
reviews by scholars, writers, and
political leaders Visit the journal's
web site: www.soulsjoumal.net. Or
call 1(800)354-1420, Ext. 216.

Book Reveals the Pain and Joys

Behind Franklin's Soulful Music

I Never Loved

Way I Love You
By Matt Dobkin
Hitting the bookstores in Paper-
back, February, 2066 (Black His-
tory Month) provides not only the
story of Aretha Franklin's dynamic
career, but gives readers a vivid
inside view of her personal life. It's
the first book about Aretha, not
written by her.
In early 1967, Atlantic Records
introduced Aretha Franklin with the
groundbreaking album, "I Never
Loved a Man the Way I Love you."
The album contained all of her first
major hits continues to garner new
listeners today. The incredible suc-
cess of the album is all the more
remarkable because of the stories of
the people involved in its pro-duc-
tion, a passionate label owner, a dis-
couraged producer, a small stu-dio
owner and, of course, Aretha, who
was a relatively unknown jazz
singer from Detroit, at that time.
Matt Dobkin explores the making
of the "Queen of Soul."
Through numerous interviews
with friends, family and many of



the album's key players at the timune.
Jerry Wexler, Ted White, John
Hammond, and Rick Hall, among
others, candidly and openly discuss
the creation of "I Never Loved a
Man The Way I Love You" and
Aretha's astounding talent. Dobkin
illustrates Franklin's delight in sign-
ing with Atlantic Records after her
commercially unsuccessful contract
with Columbia, and takes readers to
the unpredictable record-ing ses-
sions in Muscles Shoals, Alabama,
where the album was produced.
Dobkin highlights the unfolding
of the events in the context of the
Civil Rights Movement when

Aretha protested that there were no
blacks among the session musi-
cians, and the beginning of the era
of "Rhythm & Blues".
Dobkin's account of the birth of
what Rolling Stone called "the
greatest soul album ever made"
goes far beyond anything previ-
ously written about the "Queen of
Soul" in both depth and thorough-
ness. An absorbing true story, "I
Never Loved A Man The Way I
Love You" will leave readers smit-
ten with Aretha Franklin's natural
ability and her contributions to the
music world.
The book gives insight into a star
more complex and determined than
her modem diva image would seem
to indicate. Aretha, a teenage moth-
er and the daughter of a well known
preacher-father, rose above her cir-
cumstances and transformed them
into art. The volatile be-havior of
her manager/husband Ted White is
Matt Dobkin is the author of
"Getting Opera". He was the fea-
tures editor at Time Out New York,
and has written about music for
Harper's Bazaar, New York Maga-
zine and other publications. He
lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Ain't Misbehavin'
February 11, 7:30pm, $26
Experience Harlem in its
heyday with Fats Waller's high
energy, toe-tapping musical
revue "Ain't Misbehavin".
"Ain't Misbehavin"' is a world
of bootlegging, Fox- Trotting
and outrageous mayhem.
This versatile cast brings life to
the songs that Fats Waller
made legendary, and
celebrates the music of an era
busting at the seams with
liquor, laughs and rollicking
good times.

Griot's Festival: Night of the Griot
February 17, 8pm, $15
Stories are always better at
night, and the Night of the Griot
will be one you won't forget-
Nothando guarantees laughter
with her pantyhose story, Griot 3
will 'bring the s '.,,ee r.' ,,,.:1 with
their "sto-etry"., Teju the verbal
illusionist illuminates the tales
from 'the black hand side' and
the magical melodic voice of
Victoria Burnett will embrace you
like 'the souls of black folk'. This
will be a special Night of the

Griot's Festival: Tales and
February 18, 2pm, ': ;.
Bring your family for tall tales and
short tales, rhythm and rhyme
celebrating the heritage of the
people of the African Diaspora.
Master storytellers Nothando,
Teju and Victoria Bumett blend
classic folk tales, African
American history, and personal
experience into a spicy gumbo of
entertainment and learning.

Griot's Festival: Jali to Jazz
Februaryl8, 2pm, $15
Jazz began in the heart of the
Jali, the West African village
musician who kept the ears
full with the sweet sounds of
his music. Sensational jazz
musician and vocalist Baba
Fred Johnson and his quartet
will mesmerize you with
pulsating African percussion
and rhythms. Storytellers
Victoria Bumett and Teju wil
tell the stories of the journey
from Jali to Jazz.




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

The Soweto
Gospel Choir
Experience an awe-inspiring
vocal ensemble direct from South
Africa! The Soweto Gospel Choir
draws on the best talent from the
many churches and communities in
and around Soweto, South Africa.
Performing in eight different lan-
guages, including English, the choir
will be in Jacksonville at the
Florida Theater on Friday,
February 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets on
sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, or at
(904) 353-3309.

Witnesses to History:
A Discussion
The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum will present Witness to
History, a Civil Rights Discussion
discussing the infamous Ax Handle
Saturday when on on August 27,
1960, members of the NAACP
Youth Council sat at the lunch
counters of W.T. Grant Department
Store and Woolworth 5&10 Cent
Store in downtown Jacksonville.
The discussuib will take place on
Saturday, February 4th at 1p.m.
This public program is the first in a
series of three programs presented
by the Ritz as a prelude to an
upcoming series. For more informa-
tion call 632-5555.

Jazz Artist Paul
Jackson in Concert
Grammy nominated artist Paul
Jackson, Jr. will be presented in
concert on Saturday, February 4th
at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be
held at the Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville Riverfront in the
Grand Ballroom. Additionally,
Downtown Vision, Inc. will host the
Riverfront Jazz Reception. The
reception takes place in the
Ballroom's Grand Foyer from 6:00
p.m. until 8:30 p.m., and it is FREE
to the public. Tickets are available
at the door or by phone at 904-353-

Do vou

Club Meeting
The next book club meeting for the
P.R.I.D.E. Book Club will be held
on Saturday, February 4, 2006.
The book for discussion will be
Manchild In The Promise Land by
Claude Brown. The meeting will
be held at the new Jacksonville
Public Library. For more informa-
tion, please e-mail felicef@bell-
south.net. or call 384-3939.

Spiritual Spoken Word
Spirit of Truth Deliverance
Ministry will present an evening of
spoken word with "Spirit of Truth"
on Saturday, February 4th. The
public is invited to come out and
witness Spiritual Poetry like you've
never heard before. The event is
FREE and will have an open mic.
Poets are encouraged to pre register.
Spoken Word at Spirit of Truth will
be held the first Saturday of each
month from 6 8 p.m. The church is
located at 5354 Verna Blvd (near
Lowe's off Cassat). For more infor-
mation, call 993-0467.

Mandarin Christian
Women's Club
February Luncheon
All area ladies are invited to
attend the Mandarin Christian
Women's Club February Luncheon
"Sweet Valentines" on Tuesday,
February 7th at the Ramada Inn in
Mandarin. The luncheon cost
$13.50 inc. and will be held from
12:00 1:30 p.m. Doors open at
11:30 a.m. The luncheon's guest
will be Interior Decorator, Tanya
Pepper who will share how to make
lovely centerpieces a table floral
piece and a cute candy decoration
for the kids that they can eat-up!
Reservations for Lunch & FREE
Nursery can be made by calling
Patsy at 287-2427 or email

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Black Engineers
The National Society of Black
Engineers Jacksonville Chapter will
meet Thursday, February 9th at
6:30 p.m. All engineers and profes-
sionals are welcome. The meting
willbe held at the New Main
Library Downtown Jacksonville.
For more information visit

The Majesty of
African Motherhood
A new exhibit will be premiering
at the Ritz entitled, "The Majesty of
African Motherhood" opening
Feb. 9, 5:30pm 7:30 p.m. The
event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit captures the universal
reverence for the life giving force,
nurturing strength and the joy of
motherhood. The role of women in
African culture is exemplified by
the high esteem granted to mothers
and the powerful portrayal of moth-
er and child in art. While this
exhibit focuses on images of moth-
erhood in African society, it's
themes are universal. For more
information call 632-5555.

2006 Sickle Cell
Disease Symposium
The Pediatric Sickle Cell Pro-
gram at Shands Jacksonville/
Nemours Children's Clinic & Sickle
Cell Association of America
Northeast Florida Chapter invites
health professionals to join them in
"breaking the sickle cycle." The
Sickle Cell Disease Health Sympo-
sium, "Strengthening Partnerships,
Policies and Services," will be held
Friday and Saturday, February
10th and llth. For information,
please call (904) 244-4178.

Southern Genealogist's
Exchange Society
The February monthly meeting of
The Southern Genealogist's
Exchange Society, Inc., 6215
Sauterne Drive, (Westside) will be
held on Saturday, February 11th at
10:00 A.M. Mr. Arnold Weeks,
Director of the Clay County Public
Library. He will be speaking on the


resources available within the
library to assist with your family
search. Meetings are open to all
For more information: (904) 778-

Ain't Misbehavin
on Ritz Centerstage
Experience Harlem in its heyday
with Fats Waller's high energy, toe-
tapping musical revue "Ain't
Misbehavin". "Ain't Misbehavin"'
is a world of bootlegging, Fox-
Trotting and outrageous mayhem.
The play will have one performance
only on Saturday, February 11th at
7:30 p.m. The show will be at the
Ritz Theater. For more information
call 632-5555.

Links Western Gala
The Jacksonville Chapter of Links
will present their annual Western
Gala themed "A Celebration of
Country Soul" on February 11th at
the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.
Festivities will kick off at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact any
jacksonville Links member or email

JCA Family
Wellness Expo
This is the one you have been
waiting for! Join the JCA for their
annual Family Wellness Expo &
Open House, co-sponsored by
Coastal Care Medical Center, on
Sunday, February 12, 2006 from 1
4 p.m. There will be health
screenings and a delicious and
healthy cooking demo with Chef
Dan. You can browse over 30
booths, meet Jaguar cheerleaders
and talk with JCA fitness profes-
sionals. For more information, call
Hollie Arnold, Membership
Director, at 730-2100 ext. 234.

2006 AIDS Summit
The 2006 AIDS Summit will be
held on February 16-17, 2006.
This year's theme is "Strike Out
HIV/AIDS". The summit will be
held at the BeThe Lite Conference
Center, 5865 Arlington Express-
way. For additional information call
904-358-1622 x230.

Lunch & Learn
Music for Your Eyes
The Women's Center of
Jacksonville will present their
February Lunch & Learn Series
"Music for Your Eyes" on Friday,
February 17th from 12 p.m. 1
p.m. The free event will be facilitat-
ed by local artist Liz Bums who
will talk about her inspiration to
paint and the musical influences
that surround her. Participants will
be inspired by Liz's work to create a
painting together. Participants
should bring their own lunch and
drinks will be provided Women's
Center located at 5644 Colcord
Avenue. For more information
concerning the Art & Soul Program
or the Women's Center of
Jacksonville, contact Susan
Demato at 904-333-9616 or artand-
soulwcj @hotmail.com.

Soul Release Poetry
Soul Release Poetry, Jacksonville's
longest running spoken word poetry
event in Northeast Florida, will be
held Saturday February 18th
beginning at 7:30 p.m. at
Boomtown Theatre and
Restaurant's. It is located down-
stairs at The Park Building, #140
Monroe Street across from
Hemming Plaza (park). The event
features an open mic for poets and
singers, hip hop and R&B by guest
DJs and nationally known spoken
word artists. For more information,
visit www.noktumrnalescape.com.

Black History
Clasically Speaking
The Riverside Fine Arts
Association and the Ritz Chamber
Players are bringing together an
outstanding group of musicians and
special guest artists to present
Triumphant Voices: A Musical
Celebration of Black History
Month, on Sunday, February 19,
at 3 p.m. at Jacoby Symphony Hall
in the Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts. The concert is a
celebration of the power of music to
enrich and sustain the spirit, pre-
sented in two distinctly different
program segments. For tickets, call

African American
Genealogy Class
"Discovering your Roots:
Genealogy for the African
American" will be the topic for a
free forum at the Jacksonville
Public Libraries main branch on
Thursday, February 23rd.
Jacksonville native Flo Rush-White
will discusses her journey through
eight generations of family history
and the resources that made it pos-
sible: family photos, library
resources, local genealogical soci-
eties, and the griot storytelling tra-
dition. The event begins at 6 p.m. in
the special collections department.
For more information, call 630-

Environmental Activist
Erin Brockovich
Speaks at UNF
The University of North Florida
presents "An Evening with Erin
Brockovich" at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday, Feb. 27, at the UNF
Arena on campus. She will discuss
how her life experiences have led
her to be an environmental activist.
Her pursuits were outlined in the
hit movie "Erin Brockavich" earn-
ing Julia Roberts an Academy
Award. An interaction between
Brockovich and UNF students will
be held from 8 a.m. until 10:40 a.m.
on Tuesday, Feb. 28.This event is
free and open to the public but tick-
ets are required. Tickets can be
ordered online to www.unf.edu and
clicking on the 2006 Lectures link.

Ritz Theater Presents
Art of Spoken Word
The First Thursday of every
month, the lobb) of the. Ritz is.,,'
transformed into a stage for poets
and poetry lovers of all ages. The
next event is on Thursday, March
2nd starting at 7 p.m. Share your
talent for verse, or just come and
soak up the creative atmosphere.
The event is free and open to the
public. The Ritz is located at 829
N. Davis Street. For more informa-
tion call 904-632-5555.

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A group of critics have
taken note of Dwayne "The
Rock" Johnson's perform-
ance in "Doom" and have
1 nominated him for an
award...for bad acting.
The Rock is among five
actors singled out this year by
., The Golden Raspberry
Award Foundation, a tongue-
in-cheek organization that
"honors" the worst achievements in film.
The former wrestler faces Worst Actor competition
from Tom Cruise for his performance in "War of the
Worlds," Will Ferrell ("Bewitched," "Kicking &
Screaming"), Jamie Kennedy ("Son of the Mask") and
Rob Schneider ("Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo").
Last year, Halle Berry graciously showed up to the
annual ceremony to accept her "Razzie" for 2004's
"Catwoman." Winners for 2005 will be announced on
March 4, the day before the Academy Awards.
Despite his recent nomination, The Rock is reported-
ly mulling a remake of "Every Which Way But Loose"
in which he would take on the role made famous by
Clint Eastwood.
In the 1978 original, Eastwood played a tough drifter
who befriends an orangutan he wins in a bet.

A company is suing former .
boxing champ George
Forman for fraud over its role
in launching a line of George '" '
Foreman steaks.
GreatMeals U-S-A says it
was hired by George
Foreman Foods, which has '*:t- ,
since filed for bankruptcy, to
create a Web site for the i
steaks and to handle sales ;
through the Internet, catalogs j -U
and cable shopping net-
works,reports the Associated Press.
GreatMeals claims it had already shelled out hundreds
of thousands of dollars on the venture by the time the
deal fell through because Foreman wouldn't do any

Gene McFadden of the famous
Philadelphia songwriting and per-
forming duo McFadden &
Whitehead has, died after abattlei
with liver and lung cancer. He was
diagnosed in October of 2004,
according to his daughter
Cassandra. McFadden, 56, died at
his home in Philadelphia's Mount
Airy section around 3:45am Friday
McFadden & Whitehead were
best known for their classic smash
"Ain't No Stopping Us Now" which

Foreman had a profit-sharing deal with George
Foreman Foods and has sued the company's president,
saying the company introduced products under his
name that he didn't approve.

Looks like 007 has a penchant for the sisters.
According to Britain's The Sun newspaper, Thandie
Newton has been cast as the next Bond girl for the
upcoming "Casino Royale." Newton follows in the
footsteps of Halle Berry, who
stepped into the iconic role for
2002's "Die Another Day."
Newton, according to The
Sun, will play sexy spy Vesper
S. Lynd in "Casino Royale"
S opposite Daniel Craig as the
franchise's first blond James
.Newton, last seen in the crit-
ically-acclaimed film "Crash,"
gave an impressive audition,
according to Craig, after the
part was reportedly turned down by such actresses as
Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron.

*Somewhere, Al Sharpton must fuming. Less than 72
hours after the activist threatened a boycott of Aaron
McGruder's Cartoon Network series "The Boondocks"
for its Martin Luther King episode, the channel has
renewed the property for a second season.
The network's Adult Swim late night block has
ordered 20 more episodes of the series from
McGruder's production company Rebel Base and Sony
Pictures Television. The show centers around two ram-
bunctious brothers (10-year-old Huey and 8-year-old
Riley both voiced by Regina King), who move from
the South Side of Chicago to "The Boondocks" with
their grandfather (Robert "Granddad" Freeman, voiced
by John Witherspoon).
The show's Nov. 6, 2005 debut is ranked as the best
series premiere in Adult Swim history and remains
among the top programs on basic cable each week
among young adult viewers. This month, "The
Boondocks" was nominated for an NAACP Image
Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.

was released in 1979. The anthem
rose to No. 1 on the R&B chart arid
No. 13 on the pop charts
., McFadden's -partner, Jolii
Whitehead was fatally shot in 21.i.14
while he was working on a veluicle
in the city's West Oak Lane section.
As the premier songwriters anid
producers within the Gamble-Huft
music organization, McFadden and
Whitehead were instrumental in
creating The Sound of Philadelphia.
They initially approached us as
recording artists but as we did lh

Gene McFadden
most of our artists, we encouraged
them to also become writers and
producers. The result proved to be
rewarding and profitable as the pair
amassed tremendous success writ-
ing numerous songs for the label,
including "Wake up Everybody"


.x ;
*Hattie McDaniel, movie actress,
singer, radio and television person-
ality, and the first African
American to win an Academy
Award today became the 29th hon-
oree in the U.S. Postal Service's
long-running Black Heritage com-
memorative stamp series.
The 39-cent Hattie McDaniel
commemorative stamp highlights
the achievements of this legendary
performer who won the Oscar for
her role as Mammy in the award-
winning 1939 film "Gone With the
Wind." The new stamp is now
available nationwide.
The stamp was designed by Ethel
Kessler of Bethesda, MD and fea-
tures a 1941 photograph of
McDaniel by Tim O'Brien of
Brooklyn, NY in the dress she wore
on February 29, 1940, when she
won the Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actress.

T-Shirts Exploit
Ray Nagin has found himself the
subject of a popular T-shirt that has
capitalized on his recent remark
that New Orleans would once again
be a "chocolate city."
The company, www.imnotchoco-

for Harold Melvin and the
Bluenotes and "Backstabbers" for
The O'Jays.
. Their 1.iIenit '.s ndi'petiable
and their music capabilities were
uniquely flexible. Not only could
they write sensational singles but
they could write amazing album
songs, too. As artists and producers
we admired them in the studio. As
songwriters, we appreciated them
for sharing our commitment to cre-
ating lyrics of motivation and
strength for people around the
globe to enjoy."
McFadden is survived by his
wife, Barbara, 57, two sons and two
Funeral services are scheduled for
Thursday, February 2, 2006 at
Triumph Baptist Church in North

Jackson Cements Hollywood Fame

LOS ANGELES Actor Samuel L. Jackson left his mark on Hollywood
Boulevard on Monday, sinking his hands and feet into wet cement in front
of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where many other stars have been honored.
"It's an awesome sort of experience, the kind of thing you don't really
think about as a young actor," Jackson said at the ceremony. "You sort of
stop to pause and say to yourself, 'Wow, you're in a very elite club.'"
Jackson began his film career in 1972 with "Together for Days," and has
appeared in more than 100 movies, including "Do the Right Thing,"
"Jungle Fever" and "Pulp Fiction."
Last year, Jackson played jedi master Mace Windu in "Star Wars: Episode
III Revenge of the Sith."
His upcoming movie "Freedomland" opens Feb. 17.

Mayor Nagin's "Chocolate Talk"
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A rep for the
Web site told -
the city's Local '. ___
6 News that it
has received -
orders from as
far away as
Malaysia and
Norway, and
sold about
3,000 shirts in speech about rebuilding efforts. At-
the first two weeks of offering the shirt creator said in the Local 6
product. The company also offers News report: "We all heard the
hats and bumper stickers with the speech and jaws hit the floor and
"Willy Nagin and the Chocolate we said, 'No he did not say that.'
Factory" slogan. The mayor unfortunately did (say
Nagin's comment was made dur- that) and we said what can we do?"
ing a Martin Luther King Day

Member of McFadden & Whitehead Dies of Cancer

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Chef, Teacher, Author, Legend
Chef Joe Randall's Cooking School Savannah, GA
Main Ingredient: Enthusiasm

For over forty-two years, Chef Joe Randall has been
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next generation as for his award-1winning recipes. Believing
"each one, teach one," he is still cooking up authentic -
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