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Title:
The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
March 23, 2006
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
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Notes

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:
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Related Items

Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press

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Material Information

Title:
The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
March 23, 2006
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

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

Notes

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:
UF00028305:00062

Related Items

Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press


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    Main: Faith & Spirit
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    Main continued
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    Main: Around Town
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African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer and
minorities in general do not receive the best treatment for the disease
compared to white women, according to a recently released health study.
The findings found that black women, even after adjusting for socioe-
conomic differences, are nearly 20 percent more likely than white
women to die of breast cancer.
A second study found that women in minority groups, including
Hispanics, are half as likely to get complete follow-up treatment for the
disease.
The second study. conducted at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in
New York. found that minority women with early-stage breast cancer had
double the risk of white women of failing to receive radiation.
chemotherapy or hormonal therapy following breast cancer surgery.
Researchers found that women from minority groups were indeed more
likely to have other illnesses and had less insurance than white women.
suggesting that these factors could influence a physician's decision to
prescribe treatment and a patient's ability to actually receive treatment.

Texas Black Churches Unite to

Demand Financial Equity
African-American church leaders in Austin, Texas say blacks aren't
treated fairly by local banks, so they pooled their resources to bring eco-
nomic equality to their communities.
They formed Texas Churches United for Empowerment (TCUE) to rep-
resent African-American churches in Central Texas and ensure equal
treatment from financial institutions. Rev. Pastor Joseph C. Parker. Jr.,
the pastor of David Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in East Austin
heads the nonprofit.
"It's time for banks to hear us and not to take us for granted ... we are
not only pursuing things on behalf of the churches themselves, but the
members of the church, and then for the larger community," Parker said.
Parker said black churches face tougher challenges when securing loans
and man3 banks take their business for granted.
They've come up with standards and criteria for banks to adhere to
when dealing with the African-American community. The TCUE bases
its plan on the Collective Banking Program of Maryland, which repre-
sents nearly 200 black churches with more than $100 million in approved
loans and $130 million in deposits.
Area banks will have until April 7 to apply to be part of the list of banks
black churches will use. Otherwise they and their congregations will take
their business somewhere else.

National Gang Summit a Success
Trenton, NJ The members of the National Gang Summit gathered in
the State of New Jersey for "The Covenant of Peace The Table of Peace
Summit". Effective grassroots leadership from both the African
American and the Hispanic communities from across this country and
South Africa gathered on Friday, March 10 thru Sunday, March 12, 2006.
"The leadership created 'The Covenant of Peace The Table of Peace
Summit' which includes some of the most aggressive grassroot methods
to tackling America's most troubling problems affecting our nation such
as gang violence and killings." said Emmanuel Shahid benAvraham,
organizer. The theme
for the Summit was
e "Redemption."
"Thirteen years ago, in

First National Gang
Summit" of grassroots
AAleadership in Kansas
and brought together
twenty-seven cities and
various Street Nations Gangs). This "Covenant of Peace -Table of Peace
Summit" has the potential to begin real dialogue not only for Trenton, NJ,
but serve as a call throughout New Jersey and this nation, because it's G-
d centered," said AvrTaha.
The Covenant of Peace Summit" held some very powerful discussions
including the following subjects: The importance of Youth in today's
society and the Future: The Meaning of Real Economic Empowerment :
The Power of Redemption : The Impact of Hip Hop on the Violence and
Killings in Our Community and Political Action Voter Registration

D.C. Site Found for National

African-American Museum
The new National Museum of African American History and Culture
has found a home on the National Mall. The Smithsonian Institution's
19th museum is to be located across from the Washington Monument,
one block up from Constitution Avenue. The parcel won out over three
other possibilities after a feasibility study conducted b) Virginia-based
engineering firm Plexus Scientific and the architects at
PageSoutherlandPage, of Texas, analyzed the sites' physical attributes. In
making their final determination, the Smithsonian Board of Regents met
with various civic organizations, including the National Capital Planning
Commission and the Commission on Fine Arts. An environmental impact
study is required to finalize the selection, but museum authorities say


they do not anticipate problems at this time. An architect for the new
museum building will be selected through a competitive process, but it
has not been determined whether there will be a request for proposals or
an open design competition.


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State Legislators Join Fight of


Teen Slain While in State Custody


The parents of Martin Anderson, Gina Jones, left, and Robert
Anderson, right, flank Adora Obi Nweze, president of the Florida
State Conference of the NAACP, as they meet the media outside the
Hillsborough County Medical Examiners Office to discuss a second
autopsy on their son, Martin Anderson, shown in the inset.


The Florida Conference of Black
State Legislators, led by
Jacksonville's own State Sen. Tony
Hill has joined the fight of Martin
Anderson, the Florida youth who
died in the hands of the Bay County
Sheriff's Office.
The legislators are calling for the
arrest of guards and the nurse pres-
ent at the 14 year old's death.
The formal request on behalf of
all of Florida's Black elected offi-
cials, were sent in a letter to the
Hillsborough State Attorney among
other state correctional authorities.
"The second autopsy performed


on Martin Anderson proved that his
death was not caused by his sickle
cell trait, nor was it due to natural
causes," said Hill during the
Legislative session. Authorities and
a first autopsy previously claimed
that Anderson suffered injuries as a
result of his sickle cell affliction.
The also equated the first doctor's
ruling close to a hate crime blaming
the death on a race based illness.
The second autopsy, which prompt-
ed the body to be exhumed, was
performed by noted forsenic coro-
ner Dr. Michael Baden who dis-
agreed with the first. Baden said
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but from what guards did on the
video.
A surveillance, video showed
Martin's limp body being hit,
kicked and restrained by guards at
the boot camp. He died Jan. 6 at a
Pensacola hospital. Members of
Martin's family said they grew sus-
picious when his body was flown
back to Panama City for an autopsy,
instead of having one done in
Escambia County, where Martin
was pronounced dead.
The attorney for Martin Lee
Anderson's family said he will
request a change of venue when
indictments are handed down in the
case. They believe Martin died
from being hit and kicked by the
guards and that the medical exam-
iner and Bay County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen are part of a cover-up
scheme to protect the guards.
The family does not believe that
they can get justice for the murder
of their son in Bay County,
Florida," said attorney Benjamin
Crump at a press conference in
Tallahassee. "I told them to have
faith in the system. It's becoming
more difficult for me to tell them to
have faith in the system."
"All parents in the State of Florida
deserve to know that the civil and
human rights of their children will
not be tramples." said Hill. "Parents
can not abuse, beat or kill their own
children without being severely
punished, and we will not allow


Freeman Makes

Red Carpet Debut
Jacksonville native Cassandra
Freeman made her red carpet debut
this week as she arrived at the pre-
miere of 'Inside Man' in New York
alongside her co-stars Denzel
Washington and Jodi Foster.
Freeman, a graduate of Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts and
Florida State University was cast as
Washington's girlfriend in her first
big screen debut that opens this
week. For more on the new sus-
pense thriller directed by Spike
Lee, see page 13.


Gen. Russel Honore and John Hope

Franklin Honored by Black Press


Shown aboev is Dwaine Stevens of Publix Supermarkets and Major
James Seiler, Area Commander of The Jacksonville Salvation Army.
Publix Shoppers Know the Reason for the Season
The Northeast Florida Salvation Army was the recipient of over $61,000
from Publix Supermarkets thanks to the generosity of their customers. The
funds were donated during the holidays in an ongoing campaign drive to
charities fighting hunger. The funds will be used to benefit the Army's food
pantry and other hunger serving programs.


By. Hazel Trice Edney
NNPA Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) U. S.
Army Lt. General Russel L.
Honore, who gained national atten-
tion for his voice of compassion for
Hurricane Katrina victims still
trapped in the city days after the
disaster, has encouraged Black pub-
lishers to continue being a "mirror"
for America.
Receiving the 2005 Newsmaker
of the Year Award during the
National Newspaper Publishers
Association Foundation's Black
Press Week activities last week,
Honore responded, "I thank you all
for this opportunity to be here for
this great award. But, there's much
work left to be done.
Honore, now commanding gen-
eral of the U.S. First Army at Fort
Gillem, Ga., shared the limelight
with the Lifetime Achievement


Award winner historian John Hope
Franklin.
Franklin, one of the country's
foremost historians, is best known
for his classic book, "From Slavery
to Freedom: A History of African-
Americans," now in its 7th edition.
Franklin, remarkably spry at 91
years old, opened by announcing,
"I think that I deserve this reward
for reasons you may not know."
He received strong applause when
he announced that 80 years ago he
had been a carrier of NNPA news-
papers, the Chicago Defender and
the Pittsburgh Courier, "keeping
Black journalism afloat" during the
hard times of the 1920s and 30s.
Franklin, who has a doctorate in
history from Harvard and is known
as the "dean of Black historians,"
praised NNPA publishers for being
"modem giants of Black journal-
ism."


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Johnson Purchases

Florida's Only

Historical Black Bank
Robert L. Johnson, the founder and former chief
executive of Black Entertainment Television, has
acquired a Florida savings and loan and plans to
move it to Washington to use as a large consumer
financial services company aimed at black cus- Johnson
tomers. The bank is the only historically Black bank in the state.
. Under Johnson's guidance, the bank will be be renamed Urban Trust and
is part of an effort by Johnson to build what he hopes will be the country's
largest minority-owned financial services company, one positioned to
attract major Wall Street investors as it seeks to foster and profit from ris-
ing black wealth. The company is meant to compete with the nation's most
elite financial firms, but, its new chief executive said, it will also spend "a
lot of afternoons in churches" advocating homeownership.
In establishing Urban Trust, Johnson wants to reverse a decade-long slide
in the number and performance of small, undercapitalized black-owned
banks across the country whose traditional markets have been invaded by
mainstream financial institutions.


Former Mayor Bill Campbell was
acquitted Friday of lining his pock-
ets with payoffs while guiding
Atlanta through a period of explo-
sive growth that helped secure its
place during the 1990s as a world-
class city. But the jury convicted
him of tax evasion.
Campbell, 52, could get up to nine
years in prison and $300,000 in
fines, but legal experts have said it's
doubtful he would receive the max-
imum sentence.
The federal jury took a day and a
half to acquit Campbell of racket-
eering and bribery after a seven-
week trial that put his womanizing
and his high-rolling, jet-setting
ways on display with his wife sit-
ting dutifully in the courtroom for


most of the proceedings.
Campbell had no visible reaction
as the verdict was read.
The trial with more than 60 wit-
nesses, including two women with
whom he had affairs tarnished a
long record of achievement, begin-
ning at age 7, when Campbell
became the lone black child to inte-
grate the Raleigh, N.C., public
school system.
Campbell, who served two terms
as mayor from 1994 to 2002, was
indicted two years after leaving
office, snared in a federal corrup-
tion probe that has led to the con-
victions of 10 other former city offi-
cials and contractors.
Federal prosecutors charged that
Campbell ran the biggest city in the


Min. Farrakhan Addresses U.S. Medical Students in Cuba


South with a "what's-in-it-for-me"
attitude and regarded contractors
who wanted to do business with
Atlanta as "human ATMs."
Prosecutors said he took more than
$160,000 in cash, campaign contri-
butions, junkets and home improve-
ments in exchange for city con-
tracts, and spent it on gambling
trips to Mississippi River casinos
and other getaways with his mis-
tresses.
They said Campbell took in so
much money in bribes that he with-
drew a mere $69 from his personal
bank accounts one year.
The defense countered that
Campbell's extra money came from
his gambling winnings and speak-
ing engagements, and that
Campbell's subordinates had used
his name without his knowledge to
enrich themselves.
Campbell's lawyers repeatedly
challenged prosecution witnesses
with the same questions: Did the


Bill Campbell
mayor ask you to do anything ille-
gal? Did you see the mayor take
any money? With few exceptions,
the answers were no.
Campbell a graduate of two of
the South's most distinguished
schools: Vanderbilt University and
Duke University law school was
a federal prosecutor and city coun-
cilman prior to being mayor.


Wall Street Banker


Takes Post in Liberia


Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan (C) and U.S. medical students on scholarships pose at Havanas Latin American Medical School,
Havana. Shown right is Chairman of New Black Panther Party and delegation member, Malik Zulu Shabazz Min. Farrakhan is visiting Cuba
to learn about disaster relief following Hurricane Katrina which hit the U.S. last year.


HAVANA Nation of Islam leader
Louis Farrakhan is visiting commu-
nist Cuba to learn about disaster
relief, a visit prompted by the fail-
ure of the U.S. government to cope
with Hurricane Katrina, he said.
Minister Louis Farrakhan, who is'
visiting Cuba for a week, criticized"
Washington for refusing a Cuban
offer to send doctors after Katrina
devastated New Orleans last
August, flooding neighborhoods
mainly populated by blacks and tihe
impoverished.


"After Hurricane Katrina and the
failure of federal and state govern-
ment, we felt it was our duty to
come to Cuba to learn disaster man-
agement from the Cuban people
who have had many hurricanes and
have not lost lives," he said.
Farrakhan, who led the Million
Man March on the Washington
Mall in 1995 to promote black self-
reliance and responsibility, said he
intended .o "spread the knowledge"
among impoverished black,
Hispanic and Native American


communities.
He met with young Americans
studying medicine in Havana on
Cuban scholarships and encouraged
them to go back to their communi-
ties to deliver medical services
needed by those who lack health
insurance.
"This is a difficult road that you
have chosen, but you must not give
up," he told some of the 74
Americans studying at Havana's
Latin AmericaniMedicalJSchool. i-,


matic relations with Cuba and
enforced an economic embargo
after Fidel Castro's 1959 revolu-
tion. The Bush administration
stepped up sanctions in 2004 to
undermine what it calls an "outpost
of tyranny."
Farrakhan said the U.S. State
Department "represents the rich and
the powerful."
"We do not believe that Miss
Condoleezza Rice, no matter how
lbeautiful,,she is, represents policies


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Richard
Tolbert, a
successful
investment
banker, has
Accepted a
post in the
"V 1 Cabinet of
Tolbert Liberia presi-
dent-elect Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The position, Chairman of the
National Investment Commission
and Economic Advisor to the
President is believed to be a minis-
terial-level post.
Tolbert was born in Liberia, and
moved to the United States first to
pursue and education, and then
more permanent after his uncle-
former Liberian president William
Tolbert- was killed in a military
coup in 1980.
Tolbert has more than 20 years of
exprence w, working on Wall Street
as, an in,.estmenet banker, most.
recently serving as Senior Vice


President at UBS PaineWebber. His
new wage in Liberia will be $61
per month.
Tolbert holds a BA in Economics
from Harvard in and a law degree
from Columbia University.
He is a member of the Corporate
Council on Africa, based in
Washington, and Tolbert is a found-
ing shareholder and member of the
Board of Directors of
AllAfrica.com.
Tolbert said his first priority is to
revitalize the Liberian job market
after a 14 year civil war that killed
more than 200,000 people.
Liberia's unemployment rate is
currently at 80%. The country is
also struggling with a $3.5 billion
foreign debt, and an average life
expectancy averages 47.
Tolbert said that for every thou-
sand jobs he creates, the govern-
ment will ,beable to,feed about 50
people. "Liberia is open for busi-
ness," he said.


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your housing needs, rather than
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card debt, or reinvest into a savings
or retirement account.
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sell your home in the near future
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your taxes. Talk with a lender or
credit counselor before making this
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home to pay off other bills sounds
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end up paying more in the long run
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Money Smart, a Passport To Financial Freedom workshop, will
beginWednesday, April 5, 6:00 p.m., at the Duval County Extension
^ Education Center, 1010 N. McDuff Ave. The course will continue on
Wednesday evenings through May 3. There is no charge and a certificate
of completion is awarded to those attending.
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"How to Start-up your Own
Business" on Thursday, April 27
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the
Fleming Island Business Park in


Orange Park. To see if you qualify
and for registration information call
the Small Business Development
Center at UNF at 904-620-2428 or
e-mail: sroyal@unf.edu.


Part Time Family/Community
Services Coordinator
First Timothy Community Development Corp., a non-
profit organization, is seeking a Part Time
Family/Community Services Coordinator to coordinate
and provide Workforce Development Services to 4 area
neighborhood. Must have College degree, experience in
case management, and must be able to work with and
communicate to families of all economic levels. Must
have own transportation.
Submit resume to:
12103 Biscayne Blvd.,
Jacksonville FL 32218
or Fax to (904)757-7444. Closing date: 3/24/06


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By R. Fullwood
I guess one could call me a chron-
ic complainer because I continue to
be dumbfounded by gas prices.
Maybe someone can answer this
question, how can the price of gas
go up 30 cent in less than a week's
time? I have another question, if
you good Free Press readers don't
mind, with oil companies reporting
record profits, why wouldn't the
President or even Congress step in
and do something about these
prices?
I am no scholar when it comes to
the powers in limitations of the fed-
eral governmentt. But I assure you
that if the) subpoenaed professional
baseball players to come before a
Senate committee to talk about
steroids, they can certainly subpoe-
na the big oil companies and force
them to control their prices.
Let's be real, the Senate has the
authority to subpoena my grandma
in order to get her secret sweet pota-
to pie recipe if they so desired. With
regular gas prices nearly $2.50 per
gallon, and it's only the beginning of
Spring, I am not looking forward to
summer prices.
Where's that Strategic Petroleum
Reserve (SPR) when you need it?
The SPR is the United States' emer-
gency oil stockpile, and is the
largest emergency petroleum supply
in the world.
This is oil that we pay for with our
tax dollars, and I totally understand
the need to have such a vast oil
reserve especially after the 1973-74
oil embargo that left the nation crip-
pled. But, with the largest reserve in
the world, one would think that a
certain percentage could be released
to address the current oil crisis.
High gas prices are not only hurt-
ing us here in the United States, but
countries throughout the world.
However, because we consume so
much more gas than other large
countries, we are feeling the pain a
little more. In fact, the U.S. con-
sumes about 131 billion gallons of
gas a year.
Our federal legislators need only
pull into a Hess, Racetrack or BP
gas station to feel the pain of the


common citizen. I just hope that my
son is not expecting a big vacation
this summer because with gas prices
the way they are, we may have to
resort to our backyard water park
again the good old Slip n' Slide
and a water hose.
By the way, now would be a good
time to find out if JTA is going your
way, and if so, get yourself a bus
schedule and a pass.

With Governors Proposed Cuts,
Florida KidCare in Jeopardy
OK Governor, I had backed off of
you since it is the end of your term
and all, but the proposal to cut $183.
million from the state's budget to
fund KidCare is totally ridiculous.
This is the program that provides
healthcare for low income, unin-
sured children throughout the state.
There are 374,000 uninsured chil-
dren in the State of Florida. Of
those, 135,000 are enrolled in
KidCare. The Governor's cuts
would effectively eliminate cover-
age for all enrolled in the program.
The rationale for the budget cut is
the declining statewide enrollment
in the program.
In April 2004, approximately
336,000 children, which doesn't
include Medicaid, were apart of the
program. Those numbers have
dropped in 2006 to around 186,000
youth in the state. Proponents of the
program say that the drastic
decrease in enrollment is due to the
lack of outreach funding.
The state has not provided out-
reach funds to the organization
since 2004. In fact, in Duval County
alone enrollment declined by 47
percent in two years. Without out-
reach and education how can any
program be successful? I represent
some of the poorest neighborhoods
in the city and I assure you that
many families that could benefit
from this program have no idea that
it exist.
We all know how expensive health
insurance has become even for mid-
dle class families, so imagine the
struggles lower income families are
facing. According to the 2004
Florida Health Insurance Study,


more than 500,000 children remain
uninsured in the state. Over 370,000
of these children live in families
with incomes of $19,350 to $38,700
and have at least one parent that is
employed.
One of the beauties of Florida
KidCare is that there is federal fund-
ing available to support the initia-
tive. The federal government allows
the state to draw down a 71 percent
match, which is equivalent to $248
for every $100 invested by the state.
So not only do we use those federal
funds, but more importantly inno-
cent children potentially lose health
coverage. What do low income fam-
ilies do wheni there is no where to
turn?
The city currently provides over
$20 million in funding to Shands
each year for indigent care, and that
is never enough to really take care
of the need. I hope you see where I
am going with this? With the state
cutting KidCare, the local munici-
palities (i.e. City of Jacksonville)
will have to pick of the tab as
insured children take more visits to
the emergency room.
According to KidCare, "health
insurance coverage increases chil-
dren's access to care for both routine
and specially care, decreasing the
use of hospital emergency rooms by
70 percent. Because of the proposed
cuts by the governor, our city could
be looking at a serious unfunded
budgetary issue the increase in
uncompensated care.
The decline in enrollment certainly
is not a valid reason to end a des-
perately needed program. Taking
care of our children should be a top
priority in this state. The governor's
legacy would definitely be tainted if
he went into this last legislative ses-
sion with the intention of cutting
such a needed program
s one of my City Council col-
leagues would say, let's not throw
the baby out with the bath water.
Signing off from Florida
KidCare's Jacksonville office,
Reggie Fullwood


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School Choice Defeat Leave Minority

Students in Florida With No Choice


'On that day, the 'state's 'premed :
court struck down the Florida
Opportunity Scholarship Program.
This program gave the parents of
children who were entering or
already enrolled in underperform-
ing government schools the power
to move them to other public
schools or participating private
schools that they felt could do a
better job or were a better fit for
their needs.
It may not have been intentional,
but the Florida Supreme Court's
decision helped increase segrega-
tion more than a gaggle of
Klansmen. As a result, many
minority families lost the ability to
move their kids out of schools that
lack educational discipline but are
brimming in complacency and hos-
tility. Their only means of escape
to schools that focus on learning
and accomplishment is to have the
financial means.
For them, it will be back to their
neighborhood schools that lack in
diversity almost as much as they
lack in educational quality.
One must question the decision-
making process of the Florida
Supreme Court and wonder if the
members were even remotely
aware of the progress already made
through the school choice program.
Basically, the Florida Opportunity
Scholarship Program allowed stu-
dents to relocate from local schools
that state officials found failing in
minimum educational needs. Those


students received a voucher
redeemable at other participating
schools. It was a great boost for
minority students in particular. Out
of the 763 recipients enrolled in
private schools during the 2004-05
school year, for example, 61 per-
cent were black and 33 percent
were Hispanic. Independent stud-
ies also indicated educational
improvement in participating
schools.
Since 1999, participation in the
Florida program progressively
increased as more parents and stu-
dents became aware of it. Students
appeared intellectually stimulated
when they were challenged, and
optimistic attitudes among the par-
ticipating students were noted by
both teachers and parents. These
positive facts should be key rea-
sons to continue the Florida
Opportunity Scholarship Program
and encouragement for other states
to implement similar programs.
Tragically, in striking down
school choice in Florida, nothing
was offered as a means to assist
those minority students currently
enrolled in the programs. By the
end of this school year, most of
these students will undoubtedly
return to the same poor-quality
schools they fled because parents
relied on the scholarships.
To deprive these minority stu-
dents of a quality education should
be considered a crime. The Florida
ruling closes the door on many


black and Hispanic students' hopes
to achieve a quality education that
would help prepare them for a suc-
cessful future.
It begs the question: when will
those with the authority realize
that, without school choice, many
minority students will be robbed of
a quality education? What indica-
tions of our failing public educa-
tion system escapes those in
power?
Failing school systems translate
into failed hopes and dreams for
minority students. An abnormally
large percentage of the govern-
ment's schools continue to function
on below standard levels, and it
seems far more prevalent in minor-
ity communities. The problem is
significantly compounded due to
acts of in-school violence and, in
many cases, children raising them-
selves due to the lack of parental
guidance and attention.
This ruling in Florida should be a
wake-up call. Minority children
are depending on those willing and
able to take a stand to fight for
them so that they can receive a
quality education when govern-
ment schools are clearly failing.
I'd truly like to know how many
of the Sunshine State's supreme
court judges, teachers, and political
leaders are willing to send their
own children to government
schools that receive a failing
grade? In most cases, their wealth
and power afford them a choice.


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Peterbrooke Chocolatier Throwing

Free Easter Party for Jax Kids


Peterbrooke Chocolatier is throw-
ing its first annual children's Easter
party at the company's chocolate
factory in San Marco on Saturday
and Sunday, April 8 & 9, and the
public is invited to attend. This
FREE event is fun for the whole
family and includes: Easter Bunny's
Lap and Get a Free photo -
All kids will have the opportunity
to have their pictures taken with the
Easter Bunny; Meet the Easter


Bunny and Friends; Learn the
Bunny Hop and Take a Chocolate
Tour where everyone can see how
chocolate is made.
Celebration times will be
Saturday, April 8th at 12:00 pm &
3:00 p.m. and 12:30 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9th Easter Party and
Photos: 12:00 pm 5:00 p.m.
- all at Peterbrooke Chocolate
Factory 1470 San Marco Blvd.
Call 398-5015 for more info.


Howard Student Volunteers by Mentored
on Health Issues by Debbie Allen
Dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen speaking with Howard University
students at the launch of the 'Be Powerful' campaign at Howard's campus
on Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Washington, D.C. Tce Campaign, spon-
sored by Pfizer, seeks to encourage African-Americans to take control of
their health and to raise awareness about ethnic and racial disparities in
healthcare. The students pictured served as volunteers in the rebuilding of
Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.




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address any que stions you may have.
For additional information, call 630-1684.

Bring a neighbor with you!


by M.Lewis, Special from BAW
By all accounts, Claude Allen had
the world at his fingertips.
A product of a working-class
Washington, D.C. family, Allen
demonstrated great promise as he
earned degrees from some of the
nation's best schools and carved out
a career in politics that landed him a
six-figure job in the White House
and a spot on President Bush's list
of most trusted advisors.
Years of working hard, building a
powerful network of colleagues and
preparing for the next big gig fell
apart earlier this month when Allen
was arrested for allegedly receiving
phony refunds from several depart-
ment stores.
But Allen isn't the only black in
Washington's political web to have
seemingly thrown it all away for
things he certainly could afford.
Former U.S. Congressman Mike
Espy made history when he became
the first black secretary of agricul-
ture in 1993. But his stint in
Clinton's cabinet came to an end
when Espy became embroiled in a
controversy in which he allegedly
exchanged favors to businesses for
free tickets to sporting events and.
complimentary airfare.
And before Illinois sent Barack
Obama to the U.S. Senate, Carol
Moseley-Braun was making things
happen on the Hill. However, she
lost a bid for a second bid when it
was discovered she used campaign
funds to cover personal expenses.
For these individuals and others,
who held positions of power and
prestige, they'll be remembered
more for the improper acts they

Public Meeting
Dunn Avenue Main Street
Corridor
Revitalization Plan
The City of Jacksonville Planning and
Development.. Dept. and the
Jacksonville International Airport
Community Redevelopment Agency
have completed a revitalization plan
for the Dunn Ave. and Main St. corri-
dors. The plan includes recommenda-
tions for public investments along the
corridors to stimulate private develop-
ment. You are invited to review the
final recommendations at a public
meeting.
Wednesday, April 5 2006
6:30 8:00 p.m.
Highlands Middle School
Media Center
10913 Pine Estates Road East
Directions: Pine Estates Road East
runs south from Dunn Ave. 3 miles
west of 1-95. The school is .3 mile on
the left.
For more information contact:
Michael Koemer Phone: 630-1938
Corridors are Dunn Ave. from Lem
Turner Rd. to 1-95, Busch Dr. from I-
95 to Main St.; Main St. from Busch
Dr. to Pecan Park Rd.


Among the public figures who drew public ire were former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy, Sen. Carol
Mosely Braun and D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.


committed, damaging their credi-
bility and derailing very promising
political careers.
Are blacks in high-ranking jobs
more susceptible to thinking they're
above the law? Or are they placed
under a bigger magnifying glass
because of the color of their skin?
Ronald Walters, a political science
professor at the University of
Maryland, says the power and pres-
tige of people inside political cir-
cles may often have an adverse
effect on them.
"That sense of power may often
distort their perception of reality,
and it allows them to make mis-
takes," said Walters, a frequent crit-
ic of the Bush administration..
However dissatisfied Walters is
with the GOP, he said, partisanship
is put aside when it comes to his
feelings for Allen.
"I feel a great sense of empathy
for this young man, who got him-
self in a compromising position.
For him to go down like that, you've


got to feel for him," Walters said.
Democrats and Republicans alike
are baffled by the accusations made
against Allen, a graduate of the
University of North Carolina and
Duke University Law School. The
former White House aide is sus-
pected of running a refund scheme
at several D.C.-area department
stores, including making fraudulent
returns of at least $5,000 at Target.
People within D.C. are stunned
and stumped for answers to why
Allen may have committed these
acts, conservative Armstrong
Williams said, but no one is looking
to excuse Allen for the behavior.
"You can have sympathy for him
and pray for him, but you can't
defend him," Williams said, sug-
gesting that the non-defense of
Allen is similar to how Republicans
feel towards lobbyist Jack
Abramoff, who earlier this year
pled guilty to embezzlement,
bribery and corruption charges.
"People just dismiss it," he said,


"pretend that it never happened and
hope they never hear the person's
name again."
Ironically, Williams -- the GOP
pundit who came under fire early
last year for receiving $150,000
from the Education Deprtment to
tout its No Child Left Behind poli-
cies -- says he believes Allen and
other high-profile people of color
are often forgiven for their missteps
at a greater frequency than their
white counterparts. From Allen's
alleged criminal activities to the
discovery that Rev. Jesse Jackson
had a child out of wedlock, black
leaders receive just enough rope to
hang themselves, Williams said.
"They've built a lot of relation-
ships within the system, so they're
protected. But your race can't pro-
tect you from corruption and blind-
ness of power," Williams said,
stressing that blacks in non-political
positions of prestige also succumb
to seeing themselves as larger than
life. Continued on page 7


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Abyssinia Missionary to Host St. Paul AME to Hold


Community/Evangelistic Food Festival
The Family & Friends Community Health Evangelistic Food Festival
will be held Saturday, April 8th from 11:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the
Abyssinia Baptist Church grounds located at 10325 Interstate Center
Drive. The day will be filled with fun for the kids, music, crabs, barbeque,
hot fish, giveaways, a health fair and more. V101.5 will do a live remote.
Come out get a chance to win at TV/DVD combo and gas cards. For more
information call 696-1770.
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
Hosting Spring Revival April 3 5
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church will host its Spring Revival April 3-
5, with services beginning nightly at 7:00 p.m. Dr. Ralph D. West, Senior
Pastor of the Church Without Walls, Houston, Texas will be the guest
preacher. The essence and theme of this Spring Revival is "Let's Love One
Another". The community is invited to come and share in the celebration
of God's love toward us and to each other. Bethel Baptist is located at 215
Bethel Baptist Street, behind FCCJ Downtown Campus. Rev. Rudolph W.
McKissick, Sr., and Rev. Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr., Senior Pastors.
Sword and Shield Kingdom Outreach
Ministry 2006 Serious Praise Service
Reverend Mattie W. Freeman, Founder/Pastor and the Kingdom
Outreach Ministry invite the community to share in 2006 Serious Praise at
3:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 26th, at the Father's House Conference
Center, 1820 Monument Road.
The Praiser-cisers will perform under the direction of Ms. Kenshela
Williams. When praises go up, remember, Blessings come Down.
Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist to host
Family and Friends Day March 26th
Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church, 2503 North Myrtle Ave., Rev.
Dr. David A Lattimore Jr., Pastor; will host their Annual Family and
Friends Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2006. The community is
invited to this special worship service.
*** NOTICE: Church news is printed of charge in the
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Monday at 5 p.m. of the week you would lie it to run. Nominal charge
for photographs. Call 634-1993 for more information.


Ash Wednesday Lenten Service
Saint Paul AME Church, 6910 New Kings Road, Pastor Marvin Zanders
II, and the members, welcome the community to attend their final Special
Service scheduled this month, Lenten Worship Services will be held at
6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 29th.
First A.M.E. Fellowship Men's
Fellowship Breakfast
The Master's Mighty Men of First A.M.E. Church will have their Men's
Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. The donation is $7.
The breakfast will take place at First A.M.E.'s educational complex adja-
cent to the church at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. First A.M.E.
Church is the pastorate of the Rev. Gillard S. Glover. For further details,
call the church at (386) 446-5759.
St. Andrew Tea & Fashion Show
St. Andrew A.M.E. Church is sponsoring a Tea & Fashion Show on Friday,
March 24, 2006 7 to 9 PM to be held at the Jacksonville Beach Elementary
School Auditorium 315 10th Street South Jacksonville Beach, F1
Donation: $20.00 All proceeds to benefit the church. For more information
call Mable McQueen 904-241-1629.

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist to

Celebrate Women's Fellowship


The Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist
Church, 1319 N. Myrtle Ave., Elder
Lee Harris, Pastor; will celebrate
their Annual Women's Day
Fellowship Service on Sunday,
March 26, 2006. The Theme: "The
Virtueous Woman Chosen,
Prepared, Anointed, Consecrated to
Love, to Serve and to be A
Blessing."
The Women's Fellowship Services
will begin with Church .School at,-
9:30 a.m. At 10:50 a.m. Morning
Worship, the spirit-filled Mrs.


Saundra Waldrop, First Lady of Mt.
Nebo Missionary Baptist Church,
will be the speaker.
The 4 p.m. Afternoon Service will
feature a dynamic message from
Mrs. Maude C. Scott of The Church
of God Sanctuary of Praise.
The Ladies of Mt. Olive will be
dressed in an array of colorful
attire: Blue for the birthday months:
January April; Pink fo6 May" -
August: and Yellow for September -
December.
The community is invited.


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Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist to host
Family and Friends Day March 26th
Mt. Ararat Missionary Baptist Church, 2503 North Myrtle Ave., Rev.
Dr. David A Lattimore Jr., Pastor; will host their Annual Family and
Friends Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2006. The community is
invited to this special worship service.

New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist
to hold Evening of Praise and Worship
The New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 1953 West 9th Street,
near James Weldon Johnson Middle School; Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson Senior
and Junior, Pastors; invite the community to an "Evening of Praise and
Worship" at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2006. If you need transportation,
please call (904) 354-0145.

Resurrection Baptist Church Presents
Annual Dual Day Celebration
The Resurrection Baptist Church Christian Center, 6046 Moncrief Road
West, Rev. Glenn F. Foreman Sr., Pastor; invites the community to share
the experience of their Annual Dual Day Celebration, Sunday, March 26,
2006. The Theme: "Christians Walking Together As One".
Church School will begin at 9:15 a.m. Minister Eugene Wiggins, will
be the speaker for the 10:45 a.m. Morning Service. Sister Alfreda
Chambers, of the Greater Church of God by Faith, will be the speaker for
the Afternoon Worship Service at 4 p.m.
First Lady Cheryl D. Foreman, general chairperson; Sis. Yolanda Ross
Rogers and Sis. Shantel Williams, co-chairpersons.

Hope Chapel to Culminate 33rd
Year of Ministry March 26th
Hope Chapel Ministries, 9850 Wager Road (between US 1-N and Sibald),
Dr. Jeannette C. Holmes, Pastor; is culminating their pastor's 33rd
anniversary on Saturday,, March 25th. The Celebration Theme: is
"Mobilizing Each Other for Ministry to become Mighty Warriors for the
Kingdom of God." -A WesternC-arnival will completeithe,.festivities on
Saturday, March 25th. Closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday,
March 26, 2006 at the church


Seeking the

lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19-20


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9:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30-7 p.m.
FREE TUTORING FOR YOUTH IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE, HIS-
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The Church That Reaches lp to God And f to M


Pastor Landon Williams, Sr.


Evangel Temple Assembly of God

Central Campus
Lane Aw. &I-10
Sunday March 26th
&15 am. & 10:45o amn.
Are You Hungry for God? Are You Serious About Revival?
Itfs Time to Experience All He Has for Us.
Sunday @ 6:00 p.m.
Combined Campus Jim Raley
Pastor Garry and Kim Wiggins

New Southwest Campus
Hwy 218 acms from Wilkimnon Jr. High
Clay County March 26th
Come Experience the re c, Poower &Anointing of the Lord
Sun. 9:45 am. Sunday School Sun. 10:45 am. Morning Worship
Thursday 7:30 p.m. Bible Study

5755 Ramona Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205
904-781-9393
Website: www.evangeltempleag.org Email: evangeljax@comcast.net Pastor Cecil andPauline Wiggins
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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464


St. Thcmas MissiCnary

daptist Church
5863 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 768-8800 Fa(904) 764-3800


SUNDAY .
Early Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45'a.m.
1st Sunday -.3:45 p.m.
Lord's Supper .
4th Sunday Training Ministry
STuesday 7:30p.m. .
Prayer Meeting and Bible Study-,
Wednesday- 12 Noon
Noon Day Worship,:
Thursday 4:00 p.m.
Bible Study










Pastor Ernie Murray, S, .
Welcomes You!. ."'


Pastor Rudolph
McKissick. Sr.
Senior Pastor


Sunday Morning Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Church school
9:30 a.m.
3rd Sunday 3:30 p.m.
The \\ord from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel


Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 noon-I p.m.
Dinner and Bible Study
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Senior Pastor


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Thursday 8:15 -8:45 a.m.
ANi 1400 Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.
TV Ministry
WTL1 Channel 12
Sunday MNomings at 6:30 a.m.


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March 2- 29- 20h06


Nancy Giles

Emmy-award

Winning CBS

Commentator to

speak at FCCJ
The Rosanne R. Hartwell Wo-
men's Center at Florida Commun-
ity College will present CBS's
"Sunday Morning" commentator,
for "An Evening with Nancy Giles:
Finding You!" at 5 p.m., Tuesday
April 11, 2006. The event will be
held at the Omni Jacksonville
Hotel, reservations must be made
by Friday, April 7th.
Giles is well known for her spir-
ited dismantling of misconcep-
tions about race, sexism, feminism
and popular culture. Her wit, wis-
dom and commanding presence
will embolden her audience to find
the power in their unique voices.
Giles says, that although she
wants to provoke thought and dis-
cussion, she wants to entertain and
make her audience laugh.
This presentation is part of the
FCCJ Wise Woman Series, a
funmdraising initiative developed to
help remove financial barriers to
education for the women served by
the Hartwell Women's Center.
Funds raised by the Center will be
doubled by state matching funds.
For reservation forms, visit the
web at: www.fccj.edu/wisewoman;
or call (904) 633-8292.


Fountain Chapel AME to Celebrate

89th Anniversary March 28 31st
The New Fountain Chapel AME Church, 737 Jessie Street, Reverend
Louis Kirkland, Pastor; invites the community to join them in the celebra-
tion of the Church's 89th Anniversary. Services will be held nightly at 7
p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings; March 28- 31, 2006.
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church to celebrate Church & Pastor's
Anniversary A majestic month-long celebration will celebrate the 100th
Anniversary of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 7141 New Kings
Road, and the 2nd Anniversary of Rev. Aloysious D. Denard; April 2 30,
2006. The Centennial Celebration will kick off at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April
2nd. A Banquet is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th, at the Airport
Clarion Hotel. The community is invited. For reservations (by April 9th),
and information, please call (904) 765-3107.
Zion Hope Missionary Baptist

Homecoming Celebration, April 8&9
The Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2803 Edgewood Ave., Rev.
Clifford J. Johnson Jr., Pastor; will celebrate Homecoming Saturday and
Sunday, April 8 & 9th. The Homecoming Theme: "The Blessedness of
Brotherly Love." On Saturday, there will be a free carnival on the church
grounds that will include food, games, music, and a FREE Health Fair,
sponsored by Shands and the Elderly Ministry. Spirit-filled Services will
be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Deacon Gary Bronner, chairman;
Sister Rena Brown, co-chair.
Greater Macedonia Schedules Easter

Week Special Preparation Services
The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 1880 West Edgewood Ave., Dr.
Landon L. Williams Sr., Pastor; invites all Christians to participate in the
observance of the commemoration of the death and resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Prepare yourself for a special Spiritual Healing Service at 7 p.m. on
Good Friday April 14th, by reading Psalm 51 every day, and fast from mid-
night until noon, beginning Sunday, April 9th.
Join the Greater Macedonia Church Family for Worship Services each
Sunday, at Early Worship, 8 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. and Morning
Worship, at 11 a.m.
St. James AME to present Spiritual

Drama on Palm Sunday, April 9th
The Saint James AME Church, 2128 Forest Street, Reverend Latanya
Warren Floyd, Pastor; will present an uplifting spiritual drama, "Spectators
At The Cross", directed by Mrs. Arizona S. Love; on Palm Sunday, April
9, 2006, at 4 p.m. The community is invited.
Tru Way Youth Revival
The Tru-Way Church of the Risen Christ will have a Youth Revival next
Friday night, March 24th at 7:00 PM. The church is located at 2297
Edison Ave., Jax., FL 32204. For more info, please call the church at 904-
791-9912. The Tru-Way Church of the Risen Christ will host a BBQ Cook-
Off next Saturday, March 25th from Noon to 4 PM. The tickets are $5.
For more info, please call the church at 904-791-9912.
Call Pastor Jenkins for pictures or more info at 904-509-2703.


Are Black Politicos Above the Law?


C ontinued'from page' -5 .' .
"Look at (former New York Times
reporter) Jayson Blair and the
lengths the Times went to protect
him," Williams said, pointing to
Blair's plagiarism and the contro-
versy that unfolded in 2003. Early
on in his career with the Times,
Blair was often cited for a high
error rate and sloppy work habits,
yet never released, perhaps because
the Times wanted to be viewed as
having a diverse workforce,
Williams said.
He added that the same could be
said for former Washington Post
reporter Janet Cooke, who won a
Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for a fabricat-
ed story of a juvenile heroin addict
and received numerous public state-
ments of support by Post editors,
including Bob Woodward, even as
the number of discrepancies in
Cooke's work and resume grew.
Ultimately, Williams said, the
blacks who were seen as wun-
derkinds must be put out in order to
maintain the respectability and
credibility of the organizations in
which they excelled.
"Sometimes blacks in high levels


commit-such acts that evefn'their
allies can't protect them anymore,"
Williams said. "It really becomes
more about the institution and not
the individual."
What some people fail to realize
is that with every high-level job,
there's often a high level of stress
and high expectations to perform,
said Detroit-based psychologist Dr.
Paris Finner-Williams. Some may
have a more difficult time than oth-
ers handling the stress and will
choose abnormal ways to deal with
it, Finner-Williams said.
"There is a lot of pressure associ-
ated with high-profile jobs, and this
pressure may manifest itself in
ways or cause people to do things
that are abnormal," Firmer-
Williams said. "These people are
often held up on a high pedestal and
praised and recognized for their tal-
ents, but they may not know how to
handle the expectations."
Finner-Williams said it's impor-
tant for people to balance their lives
in a way that work and all its
demands don't overwhelm them to
the point where addictions or com-
promising activities are their only


outlets. While Finner-Willifanig
can't diagnose Allen, she speculates
that his alleged actions may be the
result of stress and his inability to
deal with it in a more positive way.
Walters said it's also important for
blacks in power to understand that
their successes and failures speak
volumes for more than them and
their immediate family.
"In one sense, you've got the
whole race looking at your success,
and in the other sense, if you let us
down, you've got the whole race
sharing your failure," Walters said.
But it's important, Finner-
Williams said, that people on
Allen's level, as well as ordinary
citizens, conduct themselves in a
manner that leaves no room for
questions.
"It doesn't matter if you're unem-
ployed, a janitor or secretary of
state. We all should try to live that's
worthy of respect," said Finner-
Williams. "We all need to live by a
principle to do what's right, espe-
cially if you're in the public eye,
because you're more likely to be
scrutinized and criticized.


Roots: Testing Your African Ancestry


Recently on PBS's "African
American Lives," host Henry Louis
Gates had his DNA tested to learn
about his ancestry. Gates' family
suspected its paternal ancestry
could be traced to a white slave
owner. But DNA testing showed
that his Y chromosome did not
match the man's white descendants.
A second, newer test gave Gates
another result he didn't expect: His
DNA showed that only half of
Gates' ancestry was African. The
rest were apparently European.
DNA testing for genealogy has
become increasingly popular, as a
Newsweek cover story in February
attests. Especially attention-getting
have been efforts to trace genetic
relationships along the male line-
age. In January the New York
Times wrote up attempts to trace
Irish genealogy through the male
line to Niall of the Nine Hostages, a
fifth-century Irish warlord. Other
tests have also shown that as many
as 14 million men may share the Y
chromosome of Genghis Khan. But
tests that seek a single, Y-chromo-
some male lineage are limited:
They leave out the vast majority of
ancestors. Newer tests can survey
all the DNA that can be inherited
from either parent, but at a cost of
precision: They don't tell which
ancestors lived where, and they
can't detect traces of ancestry.
The newer "genetic admixture
tests" examine DNA from genes
inherited from all of a person's
grandparents, great-grandparents,
and so on. A few of these genes
reflect the part of the world where
those ancestors lived. Like post-
cards, they track the movement of
people from the lands of their
ancestors to their current address.
Scientists studying these genetic
variations now focus on sites that
vary between people by one chemi-
cal letter. They're called "single
nucleotide polymorphisms," or
SNPs. Some of these SNPs are
important: They may contribute to
traits like skin color or resistance to
regional diseases like malaria.
Others vary among populations just
because ofchance.


For geneticists, finding the SNPs
that mark populations is a chal-
lenge. For the most part, the same
SNP might be found in Africans,
Europeans, and people from every
other part of the world. It's now
possible to test quickly for hun-
dreds of SNPs by using special
microchips that bind to the distinc-
tive DNA sequences. These tests
examine hundreds of SNPs at once;
.-3


DNA testing to find out
your roots could be as
simple as a mouth swab.

if among these a person has many
that are common in Africa, it is like-
ly that she has some African ances-
tors.
Admixture testing works best in
groups like African-Americans,
whose ancestors in Africa and
Europe lived far from each other.
Most of the ancestry of today's
African-Americans can be traced to
West or Central Africa, with a
minority from other parts of the
continent. (Gates' family is a bit
exceptional in terms of origin.)
But for other groups things can get
a lot more complicated. Many ama-
teur genealogists are interested in
whether they might have a
Cherokee ancestor, for example.
And for some people, admixture
tests can give a relatively accurate
answer about Native-American
ancestry. But other people, includ-
ing Greeks and Ashkenazi Jews,
may have "Native American affini-
ty," according to the tests, even if


they and their ancestors have never
been to America. As far as anthro-
pologists know, there were no lost
tribes connecting Greeks, Jews, and
ancient Americans. So, maybe this
"Native American affinity" reflects
the scattering of alleles by prehis-
toric Asian nomads to the ancestors
of Greeks and Jews as well as to
American Indians. Maybe the SNPs
that they share gave these groups a
leg up in fighting diseases.
All we know for sure is that such
genetic similarities can make ances-
try testing very confusing. Suppose
a person of mostly German ancestry
discovers that his DNA has 6 per-
cent Native-American affinity.
Does he have a Native-American
ancestor, or a Greek or Jewish
ancestor, or all three? There's only
one way the 6 percenter can know
for sure: He has to know most of his
genealogy already.
From a practical point of view,
that is the biggest problem with
today's genetic genealogy tests. In
many cases, they can't tell you what
you don't already know. And unlike
DNA fingerprinting tests with error
rates of one in a billion or less, the
chance of misidentifying ancestral
groups in these genealogy tests may
be 5 percent or higher. With this
chance of error, the test won't be
wrong about a full Native-
American grandparent, but it might
be wrong about a great-great grand-
parent. In addition, SNPs that sepa-
rate central Africans from northern
Europeans aren't nearly as good at
separating Ethiopians from Arabs.
So, in the test results of some
African-Americans, European
means Europe, while in others, it
may mean East African, or Arab, or
Indian. Depending on where his
African ancestors came from,
Gates' apparently European origins
might lie somewhere else entirely.
SNP-based tests can help you
find out where your great-grandfa-
ther came from. But his distant
ancestors ultimately came from
other places. So, most of your
genetic ancestry will still be a ques-
tion mark, no matter howl many
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Top 5 HIV Myths Among African-Americans
Myth #1: HIV and AIDS are the shaft. But if a partner has an administered by clinics and AIDS [provide] the funds to meet
same thing. untreated STD like syphilis or gon- organizations. These offer every- needs of this emerging epidemi
Using HIV and AIDS interchange- orrhea, which can break the skin, thing from transportation to sub- Myth #5: Black churches ar
able is like calling snow flurries a the risk of his contracting HIV or stance-abuse counseling to life-say- doing enough to fight AIDS.
blizzard: You can contract HIV her passing it on greatly increases. ing medicines. But Ryan White Thanks to the efforts of orgar
(human immunodeficiency virus) This is troubling as some people funds aren't unlimited. Activists say tions such as The Balm in Gil
through the exchange of semen, don't show symptoms of STD's the government's appropriations an international organization
vaginal fluid and blood, but it does- right away. haven't kept pace with riding infec- educates Black clergy about
n't mean that you have AIDS. Myth #4: Only rich people like tion rates and the number of folks and AIDS issues, hundreds
Doctors consider an HIV-positive Magic Johnson can afford to be living with HIV (rather than dying African-American congregat
person to have AIDS only after the so healthy with HIV. quickly of AIDS.). "The money have created AIDS ministries
virus has worn down her immune Deep pockets go a long way, but doesn't go as far as it used to," says provide a range of services inc
system so much that she's vulnera- the federally funded Ryan White Damon Dozier, spokesperson for ing testing and counseling. Tc
ble to infection, such as pneumonia, CARE Act has kept lower income the National Minority AIDS your church involved, go
that she could otherwise fight off. folks alive via free programs Council. "The CARE Act doesn't balmingilead.org..
(For more basics, log on to
aidsmeds.com.) The Black Man's Guide To Parentint
Myth #2: Knowing who's "on the
DL" will save women from HIV. This guide is indeed Gipson says. "I know that
Learning your partner's sexual 5.0 Way To Be A preventive medi- black men need some good ii
and drug history is important. But-: Bffcri.et Fa their cine." -- Haki R. mation about parenting that
the single most effective way to : Madhubuti always available to them. I cre
protect yourself is to use a condom l The Constance Gipson this book as a guide that will
every time. Precious Jackson, an has written a book them understand how they cant
AIDS education coordinator at Black Man's that the distinguished make a difference in the live
Women Alive in Los Angeles, Guide poet, professor, and their children."
knows this firsthand. She go the to author Haki Illustrated with photograph
virus while in a relationship with a Madhubuti ("Black black children and fathers,
straight man who didn't like con- t ren 8ng Men: Obsolete, Black Man's Guide To Parent
doms and didn't know he had Single, Dangerous?" offers practical advice on:
HIV. "Woman must take their and "Tough Notes: A How to make life decisions
health into their own hands, regard- F Gipon Healing Call for will help your children.
less of whom they're with," she "Finall. in 'The Black MNan's Creating Exceptional How to understand the
says. Fretting over whether you can Guide To Parenting' by C.F. Black Men") believes is important responsibilities of fatherhood.
trust a man is pointless, she coun- Gipson, we have an accessible, for all current and future black par- How to be proactive to r
sels: "You can trust you." clearly conceived book that ents. Straightforward and easy-to- sure your children get the educa
Myth #3 Woman can't give men includes fifty effective strategies read, "The Black Man's Guide To they need.
HIV. for successful modem fatherhood. Parenting" deals with the realities Realistic ways to face the
It's true that it's much harder for Without reservation, I strongly rec- of being a black parent in today's lenges of being black in to(
men to get HIV from women: Men ommend this "handbook" as a study challenging world. society.
have fewer areas on the penis where guide and conversation piece for all "I spent over twenty years in the The book is available
the virus can enter the bloodstream Black people with children as well California Department of BluePointBooks.com and Barn
- at the urethra (the opening of the as those contemplating familyhood. Education working to create better Noble.
tip) and through cuts or sores on the opportunities for minorities,"


How to Look 10 Years Younger


Want
t o
look
1 0
years younger? While there's no
way to go back in time, there is a
way to build a personal time
machine for your skin. We spoke to
top health and beauty experts in the
field and gathered the 411 on the
ultimate skin saving secrets. Find
out how to maintain a youthful
appearance and fight aging with a
vengeance.
Drinking from the fountain of
youth could be as easy as picking


up a glass of pure, refreshing
water. Nutritionist Susan Burke
says, "The best foods for staying
healthy are the same foods that
make your skin look young.
ALWAYS water, first and fore-
most, staying hydrated. Water
helps cleanse your body of
Accumulated toxins; it's neces-
sary for a healthy metabolism
and elimination of waste."
The foods that you put into
your body will reflect both the
size of your waistline and the
amount of wrinkles on your
skin. If you want to feed your
skin delicious beauty, then Burke
suggests, you take a bite of these
five succulent, skin-saving foods.
Fruit: Since fruit is mostly water,
eating at least 2-3 servings daily
contributes water, plus fruit con-
tains natural sweetener (fructose)
for energy and antioxidant vitamins
and minerals that help combat free-
radical damage. Some of the best
are kiwi, fresh mango and citrus
fruits.
Fish: Fatty fish contain antioxi-
dant omega-3 fatty acids and are
good sources of protein. Eat at least
twice weekly.
Nuts: Such as walnuts, almonds,
pistachios and hazelnuts are rich in
vitamin E, an antioxidant that pro-
motes immunity and good health.
Vegetables: Especially deeply


colored orange (sweet potatoes,
squash, carrots) and deep green
(broccoli, spinach, collards, kale)
are full of vitamin A and C, antiox-
idant nutrients.
Whole Grains: Powerhouses of
nutrients, they adds fiber and pro-
motes satiety.
The formula for beautiful skin
does not end with the foods you put
in your body. The next essential
factor in the anti-aging equation is
fitness. eDiets.com Chief Fitness
Pro Raphael Caldazilla B.A., CPT,
ACE, says, "Following the rules of
an intelligently designed nutrition
plan, such as eDiets, combined with
an efficient workout plan will help
slow the ageing process. I didn't say
stop the aging process; I said slow it
down -- dramatically slow it down."
What's the best way to reap the
beautiful age defying benefits of
exercise? According to Raphael, the
key to having the same amount of
strength, muscle, energy and skin
elasticity that you had in your 20s
(Assuming you had it in your 20s!)
is maintaining low, yet healthy
body fat levels, consistency with
weight training and cardiovascular
exercise, intelligent vitamin supple-
mentation and the hardest of the
bunch -- proper nutrition.
From muscles to mind, there are
plenty of determinants that affect
the way you look on the outside.


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Recent studies are showing that
chronic stress can lead to accelerat-
ed aging, dryness and even dull-
ness. Your skin reflects everything
that is going on within your body
and mind. Stress has been discov-
ered to be a major cause of prema-
ture aging.
High levels of stress have been
shown to weaken the body's
immune system and make the body
susceptible to attack. Free radicals
are produced by the body as a by-
product of oxidation, and this
process goes into overdrive when a
person is under pressure.
Adrenaline redirects blood away
from the skin and sends it to the
muscles instead. This is why in
times of relentless stress the skin
tends to look dull and ashy.
On top of eating right, exercising
and reducing stress, regular skin
care routines involving cleansing,
toning and moisturizing, have been
shown to be beneficial in slowing
the rate of skin aging. If you truly
want to maintain a youthful appear-
ance, it is essential to take the time
to take care of your skin. However,
not all skin-care products are equal.
Your skin is not good at keeping
secrets. What you look like on the
outside is a good indicator of how
you're caring for your body. Make
your health a priority, and let your
skin shout out its youthful spirit.


TRAIGHT TALK

!" Mistakes Women

Most Make With Men'
Sv relifionshipM ve had, I was selfish.
y od bridge. and didn't differ much.:: .;-,-
SES~tAKE.;. BItting Your I'in amazed the women put .up
"Pt __ ia 'W thme .' '". ,, .; ; :.
y D o61i knw any -women who But they did...all the while hoping
want, e nima they're .-dating 1to that I would somehow change.
eai t? The women I dared hoped I'd
Of c6urseyou'do. change. .
, oMbs.kely you have *friends who The only thing they saw in me
3igpyg' odn'trihave mch that led T11hm to w=atto keep me
goingifor there or who don'ttreat around was the "potential" they
hem le:wl ,'. saw in me.to.share my feelings and
-.Sop iiow iesewotnn always communicate with them.
have r'excuse for thi guy's short- The potential for something better
ii ,.Whats going.o0 here?. and the.potential for me to change
. j ,../y Sin. ..simple. .. and be a better .lover, boyfriend,
: W0ot ef(aind'men) don't base their companion or whatever...
p olt^^f -en,9on how. "nice" or The, truth was, I was. hopelessly
" sdmeone is to them day-tb- bad at these things atthe time.
ay. .. And more importantly, I wasn't
:,- W. e choose. the men. they do even at a. place in my life where I
because they *feel a powerful'GUTl knew how-to or'was interested in
IEVtL.ATTRACTION for them. developing a deep and committed
:A guess.what? Sdrae women relationship',- with ANYONE.-
iill'continue to put up with a guy But deep down these, women
that doesn't treat them very well. believed that if they tried, hard
Sometimes for. rmobhs ; ior enough, that it would make up for
yeairs&.But why in the woHd would what was lacking.
a woman do that? They believed that I could become
S.We.eto. priit -simply, they' con-: someone else with.them.... and th
fuRe the:strong attraction they feel this would be easy for us both.
for tlheguy with a deeper "connec- Talk about a losing battle.
tioq'.f~ Wiorm~ who ,d .this 'are 'It doesn't inake :a lot f:"logical!
doomed to end up in. failed rela- sense...
fionships with the "wrong" guys. But until you accept that lots of
'Ifof o I kow? : w .wqmen do-this AND that YOU
'Because I've seen it at least a hun- could be doing it ou some level;
dredtimes.. .. you'll NEyER have the.:success
A" di ecasel I've been this .guy in with menthat you choose and
the pastmyself. want.
S.Thipg back on past dating and :

Haven Hospice Looking for Volunteers
Haven Hospice is recruiting volunteers to provide comfort to patients and
their families or to help in administrative roles. Haven Hospice is a com-
munity based not-for-profit organization that has served north Florida for
more than 27 years. The Haven Hospice network serves patients and their
families throughout a 16-county area, and has become one of the most
accomplished end-of-life care providers in the country.
Whether you like to work with patients or behind the scenes, talents and
extra time to help those facing life-limiting illness or loss is greatly need-
ed. Haven Hospice offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities.
Contact Volunteer Services for an application and upcoming training
dates. If you are interested in making a difference or would like more
information, please call Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818.
Success and the Single Parent
Single parenting comes with its fair share of stress. One person plays the
role of both parent and breadwinner. Even with the challenges and hard-
ships of being a single parent, it is not impossible to be successful.
"Success and the Single Parent" is a learn-at-home study program being
offered by the Duval County Cooperative Extension Service. This pro-
gram will help single parents deal with the following issues: 1) money
management, 2) time management, 3) improving communication with
your children, 4) understanding your children's behavior, and 5) taking
care of yourself. There is a nominal $2.50 fee. Checks should be written
to: FCS Advisory Committee. Mail to: Duval County Extension Service,
Family Life Ed. Program, 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254
Deadline to register: Friday, April 14th .
Charity Bowl Seeks to Strike Hunger
The Clara White Mission will sponsor its eighth annual Alley Oop Charity
Bowl Bowling to Strike out Hunger event on Saturday, April 15 begin-
ning at 12 noon. "Jazzin' it up for Charity" is this year's theme which will
be held at the Phoenix Lanes, 2600 Blanding Blvd.
For more information on the Alley Oop Charity Bowl, contact the Clara
White Mission at (904) 354-4162 or chairperson Ruby Brown at (904)
778-1983 or visit www.clarwhitemission.org.


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Johnson YMCA
5k Run & Fitness Walk
The Johnson Family YMCA will
present their inaugural Celebrate
Life 5K Run and Fitness Walk
Saturday March 25th at 8:00am.
The run will take place on
Edgewood Ave. to Vernon Road,
45th Street and Avenue B. There
will also be a Tot Trot, Kids
Challenge run, free health screen-
ings, and fun for the entire family.
To register call 765-3589 or stop by
at 5700 Cleveland Road.

Get Into College
Library Program
The Highlands Branch Library,
located at 1826 Dunn Ave., 757-
7702 will host a free program for
high school students on Getting
Into College on Saturday, March
25th at 1:00 p.m. Participants will
get the heads up on high school
credits, college applications and
everything you need to know about
applying for and getting into the
college of your choice. Brought to
you by Ms. Motivator.

1st Duval Hip
Hop Symposium
The First Duval Hip Hop
Symposium & Town Hall Meeting
will take place on Saturday, March
25 from 11-4pm at the Ritz Theatre
& La Villa Museum Topics include:
The State of Hip Hop in Duval;
Social, Economic and Political
Impacts of Hip Hop in our commu-
nity; Radio Play and National
Distribution for Local Artist;
Conflict Resolution; Using the "N"
word and much more. Don't miss
history in the making. For more
information call (904)353-6566or
visit http://www.h2en.org

Hotel Rwanda' Hero
to Speak at JU
Paul Rusesabagina, the hero of the
Rwandan genocide portrayed in


Hotel Rwanda, will speak at 7 p.m.,
Tuesday, March 28 at Jacksonville
University's Swisher Gymnasium.
His speech, "Hotel Rwanda: A
Lesson Yet to be Learned," will
touch on the events of the 1994
genocide, the current political cli-
mate in Africa, and the internation-
al response to the current crisis in
Darfur, Sudan. For more informa-
tion, call 256-7520.
Robert Cray
in Concert
Robert Cray will be in concert on
Thursday, March 30 at 8 PM atthe
Florida Theater. Cray has been
dubbed one of a precious few active
blues artists with the talent and
vision to successfully usher the
idiom into the future without resort-
ing either to slavish imitation or
simply playing rock while passing
it off as blues. For tickets or more
info, call 353-3309.

Diabetes Exposed 2006
The American Diabetes
Association of North FL is hosting
Diabetes Exposed, a one-day con-
ference with screenings, seminars,
and exhibits designed to give peo-
ple with diabetes and their care-
givers up-to-date information about
diabetes diagnosis, prevention,
treatment, and healthy living. The
Conference will be at the Bethelite
Conference Center on Saturday,
April 1st from 9 3p.m. For more
information, call 904-730-7200.
x3064.

Diversity Gala
The Jacksonville Fiversity
Network will host their First
Annual Diversity Gala on Saturday
April 1st. The public is invited to
enjoy food,, fun and fellowship".
Attendees will be exposed to a
diverse variety of events such as
having someone read your fortune,
learning a Russian Dance, or per-
haps meeting your next best-friend
who will be from a completely dif-
ferent culture. The event will be


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V101.5 Funkfest
V101.5 presents Funk Fest
Featuring Frankie Beverly & Maze,
Cameo, Whodini, and the SOS
Band. on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at
Jacksonville Metropolitan Park.
Tickets available at all Chicken
Koop location's, Athletes Foot on
Dunn Ave, and Normandy Blvd.
and DJ's Records and Tapes.

Youth Poetry Slam
The youth of Jacksonville will
continue the tradition of slamming,
poetically speaking. Loud Mouth
Pens, Inc., a non-profit organization
that promotes literacy through the
arts, will be hosting its annual
YOUTH SPEAKS: Youth Poetry
Slam on Saturday, April 1st at the
Robert Kennedy Center in Historic
Springfield. Doors open at 11:30am
with music by DJ Wiz and Intro/
Youth Open mic starts at noon.
There will be games trivia and
prizes awarded. For more informa-
tion call: (904) 502-7444

San Marco Art Festival
The San Marco Art Festival
returns on Saturday, April 1 and
Sunday April 2 from 10 a.m. 5
p.m. The event is free and open to
the public.Fine art on display will
include copper sculptures, hand-
crafted fine jewelry, functional and
decorative pottery, original paint-
ings, photography and more.
Adding to the ambiance of this out-
door event will be live solo musi-
cians playing the sitar, steel drums
and keyboard. The Festikal will be
held outdoors along San Marco
Boulevard at Hendricks Avenue.All
Original one-of-a-kind pieces rang-
ing from $25 to $20,000. For more
information call (954) 472-3755 or
visit www.artfestival.co

Summer Season
Gardener
The Duval County Extension
Service will offer a program titled
"Summer Season Gardener" featur-


ing the 9 Florida-Friendly land-
scape principles. You will also learn
how to reduce your efforts and save
money on water, fertilizer and pes-
ticides. The free class will be on
Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 5:30 -7:30
p.m. at the Murray Hill Branch
Library, 918 Edgewood Ave. S. Call
to pre-register 387- 8850

Fabulous Fashions
Luncheon
Area ladies are invited to attend
the Mandarin Christian Women's
Club April Luncheon "Fabulous
Fashions" on Tuesday, April 4,
2006 at the Ramada Inn in
Mandarin. The luncheon will be
held from 12:00 1:30 p.m. Peggy
Johnson, owner of the Petunia
Patch, will present a fashion show
featuring the boutique's designer
and maternity clothing. The speak-
er will discuss "Fairy Tales Can
Come True, it Could Happen to
You." Reservations for Lunch &
FREE Nursery can be made by call-
ing Patsy at 287-2427or Mary at
880-2792 or email pbkwjk@bell-
south.net.

Volunteer Jax
Celebration of Service
Volunteer Jacksonville will pres-
ent their annual Celebration of
Service honoring First Coast volun-
teers on April 6, 2006 at the Times
Union Center. The reception is at
5:30 p.m. followed by the Awards
presentation at 9 p.m. For more
information call 332-6267.

"CHAMPS WALK"
Mark your calenders and join
Project Reach Foundation for their
next CHAMPS Walk on April 8,
2006 from 10 to 12noon. All com-
munity-based and faith-based
organizations are invited to partner
to promote education and commu-
nity resources for families. The
walk will start at Ribault Middle
School, and go door-to-door dis-
seminating community resource
information and encouraging
parental involvement in schools.
For more information or to RSVP
your organization. call Reginald L.
Brown at (904) 721-0042.


Reading Volunteer
Tutor Training
Learn to Read is currently prepar-
ing volunteers to tutor in the
Jacksonville Reads Adult Literacy
Program. Potential tutors will be
required to attend all class sessions
in each series, he next training
classes will be held on Saturday,
April 22nd and 29th, 2006 from
9:00 a.m. 3 p.m. at the LTR
Headquarters, 917 Children's way
in San Marco. The training cost is
$15 for materials and supplies and
registration is required. For more
information call 399-8894.

BB King in Concert
The legendary B. B. KING,
America's undisputed King of the
Blues will be in concert on
Tuesday, April 25 at 8PM. For
more information call the Florida
Theater Box Office at 355-2787.

An Evening
with Sinbad
The public is invited to see "An
Evening with Sinbad" non
Thursday, April 27th at the Florida
Theater. Showtime is at 8 p.m. The
performance will benefit the
Community Asthma Partnership.
For more information, contact
Jeanne Torbett at 765-7938.

Crowns the Musical
Stage Aurora will present Crowns,
a stand up and testify musical writ-
ten by Regina Taylor. The play will


be performed in FCCJ's ezekiel
bryant Auditorium April 21 May
7th on the weekend only. based on
the book by Michael Cunningham,
Crowns is a soul stirring tribute to
the unique cultural phenomenon
that fuses faith with fashion and cel-
ebrated African-American women
and their church hats. For tickets,
call the Stage Aurora Box Office at
765-7373.

Don Thompson
Chorale in Concert
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church,
3026 Woodlawn Road, will present
The Don Thompson Chorale! In
Concert at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday,
April 30, 2006. Admission is Free
For more information about this
and future concerts, contact the
Chorale office at 904-358-0196

Evening of Taste
Benefits CHS
An evening of fine wine, spectacu-
lar food and good times benefiting
Children's Home Society will be
held at Matthew's of San Marco
Sunday, April 30 from 5:30- 8 p.m.
Guests will delight in an intimate
setting with fine wine as they sam-
ple some of Chef Matthew
Medure's most exclusive menu
items. They can also bid on exciting
silent auction packages and enjoy a
wonderful social setting where they
can l.eam more about the organiza-
tion. For more information or to
purchase tickets, contact Nanette
Regalado at 493-7739.


Volunteers Needed for Florida First

Coast Writers' Festival 3/30 4/2
The Florida First Coast Writers' Festival, scheduled foi March 30-April
2 at the Radisson Riverwalk Hotel in Jacksonville is recruiting volunteers.
Volunteer duties may include introducing speakers, distributing and col-
lecting workshop critiques, staffing the registration table or assisting atten-
dees with directions and information.
In its 20th year, the Writers' Festival brings in published authors, editors
and agents to conduct workshops on writing fiction, non-fiction, poetry,
playwriting, and screenwriting. Like many popular events in the
Jacksonville area, volunteers are the key to success.
Interested parties may e-mail Dougherty at wfd 3rd@bellsouth.net and
include name, telephone number and e-mail address.
For detailed information about the Florida First Coast Writers' Festival,
including workshops and speakers, go to www.fccj.org/wf.


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! New Orleans Legendary Funeral Bizz Faces a Grimm Future


Maysa Jon Lucien
Jazz Artists Grace
the Ritz Stage
On April 1,at 8 p.m. the Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum will
present contemporary jazz
recording artist Rene Marie at
the Ritz Third Saturday Jazz and
Blues Lounge, a new caf6 style
concert series featuring local and
national jazz recording artists.
The series will continue on April
15th at 8 p.m. with vocalist and
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For more information, please
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It's true that many employers
refuse to hire young black males
because of racial fear and igno-
rance, and police still engage in low
grade racial profiling of young
blacks on city streets. It's also true
that many young blacks feed that
fear and ignorance by their own
actions, and the studies made only
passing mention of that. The urban
riots of the 1990s reinforced white
fears that all young black males are
inherent drive-by-shooters, gang
bangers, drug dealers, are lazy, have
foul attitudes, are chronic under-
achievers, and eternal menaces to
society.
When some young blacks turned to
gangs, guns and drugs and terror-
ized their communities, that seemed
to confirm their worst fears. The
explosion of gangsta rap and the
spate of Hollywood violence
themed ghetto films have con-
vinced even more Americans that
the thug lifestyle is the black
lifestyle. They have ghastly visions
of the boys-in-the-hoods heading
for their,,n ,ighbgorhoods next.. No,
matter whether a young black is a
Rhodes scholar, National Science
medal winner or junior achieve-
ment candidate, they could be
tagged as a gangster. Many young


Part I
Louis Charbonnet's mortuary
business focuses on high drama and
style, operating one of the only
antique, horse-drawn hearse servic-
es in town. It's what adds flavor to
the New Orleans tradition of jazz-
style funerals filled with street
parades and brass bands.
"People join in spontaneously,"
said Charbonnet, who has worked
in the funeral trade more than 50
years and owns Charbonnet-Labat
Funeral Home. "You have the hand-
kerchief flyin', butt shakin' and
everything else that goes on, includ-
ing pouring a little liquor on top of
the casket."
But these days the devastation
wreaked by Hurricane Katrina and
the departure of many of the city's
African-American residents has
raised concerns for Charbonnet and


black men black reinforce the dam-
aging racial 'stereotypes by aping
and exulting the thuggish bluster
and behavior of gangster rappers.
This further bolsters the racially
tinged suspicion among some
employers that all young blacks


other black funeral home owners
like him.
Many black funeral directors and
morticians who struggle to hang on
say they were shut out of the recov-
ery effort because of limited sub-
contract work for the recovery and
burial of bodies after Katrina.
The state contracted directly with
Kenyon International Emergency
Services in planning the recovery
effort. Kenyon coordinated the
response teams, many of which
handled the 1,080 bodies counted in
Katrina's death toll.
None of the 14 black funeral
homes in New Orleans received any
subcontracts from Kenyon to bury
storm victims. The only business
they got was through families they
had serviced prior to Katrina or by
word of mouth.
In addition, the trend of corporate


must be criminal, and derelict. That.
does not nor should not excuse job"
discrimination, however.
Researchers also finger pointed
the high number of miserably fail-
ing inner-city public schools for the
slide of young black males.


acquisitions pre- and post-Katrina
continues to present a growing
threat for many small, independent
black funeral home owners. Service
Corporation International, parent
company to Kenyon, is one of the
largest funeral home chains in the
country.
Hall Davis, president-elect of the
National Association of Funeral
Directors and Morticians, said the
tradition of jazz-style funerals in a
Mardi Gras atmosphere is one of a
kind. The association represents
about 2,300 black funeral homes
throughout the country.
"New Orleans is probably the
most unique place in the world with
(black funeral) customs passed on
from generation to generation," he
said. "It is going to take a lot of
money to reproduce something that
was naturally there."


Certainly, poor schools have turned
thousands of young black males
into educational cripples. These stu-
dents are desperately unequipped to
handle the rapidly evolving and
demanding technical and profes-
sional skills needed to compete in
the public sector and the business
world of the 21st Century. They are
also far more likely than whites to
be expelled or suspended for viola-
tions that often times go unreported
or unnoticed when white students
commit them. The staggeringly
high suspension and expulsion rate
of young black males from schools
enraged NAACP officials. They
announced last year that they would
hold hearings on the problem.
While school administrators
should be called on the carpet for
. racial double standards in school
discipline, bad behaving students
and their parents must also be
called on the same carpet. They
must work doubly hard to push at
risk students to improve their con-
duct and their studies.
According to census data, there
are about five million black men
ages 20 to 39 in the United States.


The jazz funeral is a century old tradition.


Many black funeral parlors are
family owned and provide a sense
of history and personal touch to
their generations of customers.
They are among the last of social
institutions including black


churches, beauty salons and barber
shops that cater to the African-
American community.
But many black funeral directors
and morticians said they are disap-
pointed they were not more
involved with the recovery effort.
"It was a done deal with Kenyon,"
said Sandra Rhodes, president of
the Crescent City Funeral Directors
and Morticians Association, which
represents New Orleans and the
surrounding area.
The state hired Kenyon to organ-
ize the recovery and burial of bod-
ies after Katrina. The company also
provided services at the World
Trade Center in New York and after
the tsunamis in Thailand.
Bob Johannessen, a spokesman
for the Louisiana Department of
Health and Hospitals, said Kenyon
was ultimately responsible for hir-
ing subcontractors.
Rhodes, whose family owns
Rhodes Funeral Home, one of New
Orleans' oldest and largest black-
owned funeral homes, was not con-
tacted by Kenyon for subcontract
work, she said.
Officials at the state's office of
minority affairs said they were
unaware of any concerns of black
funeral directors.
Robert Jensen, president and
CEO of Kenyon International, said
the company subcontracted with
about 300 funeral directors and
morticians and does not keep a
record of their racial or other demo-
graphic information.


Terrible schools, absent parents,
racism, the decline in blue collar
jobs and a subculture that glorifies
swagger over work have all been
cited as causes of the deepening
ruin of black youths. Scholars and
the young men themselves agree
that all of these issues must be
addressed.
All the negative trends are associ-
ated with poor schooling, studies
have shown, and progress has been
slight in recent years. Federal data
tend to understate dropout rates
among the poor, in part because
imprisoned youths are not counted.
Civil rights leaders, the
Congressional Black Caucus and
Congressional Democrats must
relentlessly challenge the Bush
administration and private industry
to create more job and training
opportunities, support programs for
parents and skills training programs
for prisoners to help young black
males out of their quagmire. But
they must also challenge young
black men to take greater responsi-
bility for their own lives, and be the
achievers.they can be and not statis-
tics and stereotypes.


If You Were Impacted by

Hurricane Katrina or Rita,

You May be Eligible for Help from FEMA.


The deadline to register for

FEMA assistance is April 10, 2006.



There are a number of disaster programs for which you

may be eligible. The programs include: temporary

housing assistance, replacement grants for serious

disaster related needs and home repair not covered by

private insurance, or other assistance programs including

low-interest disaster loans through the U.S. Small

Business Administration. You do not need to complete a

loan application with the SBA to be considered for

FEMA's temporary housing assistance or funds

for certain other disaster related needs you may have.



Call FEMA to register or go online
1-800-621-FEMA (6:00 a.m. Midnight daily EST)
TTY 1-800-462-7585
http://www.fema.gov
Multilingual operators are available

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, sex,
religion, national origin, age, disability, or economic status.
If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, you should call
FEMA at 800-621-3362 or contact your State Office of Equal Rights.
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Bill Lester was proud of his
accomplishment, though a little
embarrassed by all the attention.
"I'm looking forward to when it's
about racing instead of race," he
said.
Lester became the first black driv-
er to compete in NASCAR's top
series since Willy T. Ribbs in 1986,
finishing six laps off the pace in
38th place Monday at the Golden
Corral 500, won by Kasey Kahne.
The 45-year-old Lester, a regular
in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck
Series since 2002, accomplished
one of his stated goals, avoiding a
crash and racing to the end of the
500-mile race, postponed on
Sunday because of rain.
"It was a very significant learning
experience for me," Lester said. "It
was fun to be out there with them.
This is just the beginning and we


Bill Lester
have two more (Nextel Cup) races some respect from the other Cup
to go. drivers.
"I got a late start in my career and "I was able to bring it home in one
I'm trying to catch up as quick as I piece and able to build up my data-
can." base of knowledge," he said. "There
Lester said he hopes he earned were some opportunities for me to


take some chances and I could have
gotten in the way. But I'm not trying
to do that."
Lester, scheduled to drive two
more Cup races this year at
Michigan International Speedway
in June and California Speedway in
September said, "I'm eager. I
can't hardly wait until June."
Asked who he was representing on
the racetrack, the smile Lester had
been wearing since the end of the
race disappeared.
"I represented myself," he said.
"I'm doing this for myself and for
my family.
"I'm glad so many people, espe-
cially from the minority communi-
ty, have taken note of what it is I'm
doing, but I drive for Bill Lester. At
the end of the day, if it wasn't for
my self belief, I wouldn't be here."


Panel Takes on Security,


Democracy at Meeting

The Florida Center for Public and International Policy at the University
of North Florida will present a town hall meeting on "Democracy and
Security: Are They In Conflict?" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 30.
The meeting, which will be moderated by Professor Henry Thomas,
chairman of the political science and public administration departments at
the University of North Florida, will be in the auditorium of The Florida
Times-Union at 1 Riverside Ave.
Among those on the panel will be Paul Perez, U.S. attorney for the Middle
District of Florida; Parvez Ahmed of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations; Nancy Soderberg Bistrong, a retired U.S. ambassador and for-
mer adviser to former President Clinton; Michael Folmar, special agent in
charge of the FBI's Jacksonville office; and Ken Hurley of the American
Civil Liberties Union of Florida.


Rod Pampling Survives the 2006 Bay Hill Invitational


the finish.
A three-putt from three feet four
inches by Owen opened the door
for Pampling on the 17th, proved to
be only the start of a string of bad
luck. The threesome combined for
four-over-par on the 17th and kept
Clarke in the match. A putt away
from a two shot lead turned into a
double bogey when Owen missed
his par put and rushed his bogey
effort to lose two strokes.
On the final hole with the two tied
at 14-under-par, Owen hit a putt
that could only be described as
denial by the "Golf Gods." It went
down in the hole and resurfaced


leaving Pampling with a putt under
two feet for the victory. Pampling
sank the putt and came away victo-
rious for the second time on the
PGA Tour.
Owen lost more than the tourna-
ment. If he had succeed in win-
ning the Bay Hill invitational, he
would have qualified for The
Masters with a ranking inside the
top 50 on the PGA Tour. He will
have another opportunity to get in
this week with The Players
Championship.
Look for exclusive coverage of
The Players Championship next
week.


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By Vaughn Wilson
Orlando The final Bay Hill
Invitational was filled with surpris-
es. The tournament takes on the
name of its longtime host and will
begin in 2007 as the Arnold Palmer
Invitational. From the opening
round leaders to eventual winner
Rod Pampling surviving Greg
Owens' miscues on the back nine
during Sunday's round, the tourna-
ment never unfolded as a battle of
top-ranked players as it was billed.
It was Pampling's second victory
on the PGA Tour, earning him the
unique sword presented by Arnold
Palmer to the tournament winner.
Tiger Woods played one of the
most bland tournaments in his
career, not generating any excite-
ment during all four rounds. He
continued his stellar greens-in-reg-
ulation string that are the result of
his swing changes coached by
Hank Haney. His problem this
week was his putter. The slow


mpling V Wilson photo
greens of Bay Hill did not suit his
stroke which is tailored to major
championship speed greens. He
left numerous putts short during
the four day tournament.
World No.2 Vijay Singh struggled
to get into any groove and never
posed a threat to the leaders of the
tournament. Darren Clarke and
Robert Allenby were the most
notable names with a chance to win
the tournament down the stretch,
with Clarke taking home a solo
third place finish.
From the first round on Thursday,
Owen, Pampling, Lucas Glover,
and Bart Bryant held the top spot in
the tournament. Not exactly your
PGA Tour household names.
Going into Sunday, Pampling
looked infallible. Topping off a
solid performance on Saturday,
Pampling hit his approach to the
18th green to six feet. He did
stumble and was caught by Owen
on the back nine as they battled to


Tyson Lending Advice For a Price
Former boxing World Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson, right, sits
ringside with British boxer Amir Khan during the World Cage Fighting
Championships at the MEN Arena Manchester, England. Tyson served as
a referee at the event.


Boxing promoter Don King, right, is presented with a key to the city
by Atlantic City Mayor Bob Levy during a dedication ceremony of
'Don King Plaza' in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday, March 13, 2006. King
was honored with a city street despite his controversial loss of license
to promote there.

Atlantic City Honors Boxing

Promoter King With Plaza


Banned from doing business with
Atlantic City casinos, boxing pro-
moter Don King was honored
Monday by the city, which named a
street-end plaza after him.
Only in America.
"It is a momentous occasion, and
one I'm humbly grateful for, to be
honored in such a way," said King,
who was feted for his philanthropy
at a midday ceremony in
Boardwalk Hall.
-- City officials unveiled a "Don'
King Plaza" sign on the Boardwalk
at Mississippi Avenue to recognize
King's charitable activities, which
included educational outreach in
Atlantic City schools, turkey give-
aways to the poor and donations to
a 2003 fund for injured construc-
tion workers.
But the state isn't so enamored of
the 74-year-old King, who once
served time for manslaughter in
Ohio and rose from the gambling
halls of Cleveland to promote
champions from Muhammad Ali to
Mike Tyson.
King isn't allowed to promote
fights at the casinos because he
doesn't have a license, a result of
refusing to answer casino regula-
tors' questions about his dealings
with former IBF chairman Bob W.
Lee.
King filed three applications but


withdrew them when state investi-
gators wanted to talk to him about
Lee, who was convicted of money
laundering, tax evasion and racket-
eering in 2001.
"That ain't my cup of tea, I'm not
going to testify about that stuff," he
said in an interview Monday.
"Bobby Lee went to jail. What do
you need me to say?"
State boxing commissioner Larry
Hazzard was among several offi-
cials to-vouch' for King at the event.
"Don King was never indicted,"
Hazzard said. "The FBI questioned
Don King, they went into his office,
they confiscated his computers and
they were satisfied with what they
found. I would like for the Division
of Gaming to tell us why Don King
is so bad he can't promote a fight in
the state of New Jersey."
Mayor Bob Levy and City
Councilman Craig Callaway also
spoke on King's behalf.
King hopes a change of adminis-
tration in Trenton Gov. Jon S.
Corzine took office in January -
will prompt reconsideration of his
case.
Chuck Davis, a spokesman for
Thomas Auriemma, director of the
Division of Gaming Enforcement,
declined comment on King and his
status in New Jersey.


More Inclusive Labels The Result of America's Multiracial Shift


By M. Carpenter
When Lamaas Bey is asked his
race on a form or survey, he doesn't
check the box that says "black" or
"African-American," even though
many people think that's what he is.
Instead, the 27-year-old writes in
the word "Asiatic," because, he
says, "I'm going back to the
cradle of civilization."
Bey is only one of many people
who have decided that calling
themselves "black," "white" or
"Asian" is no longer enough, given
the kaleidoscopic possibilities of
racial identity today.
James Landrith, the Virginia-based
creator of the Web site
Multiracial.com, says he's of
"Melungeon" descent, which he
describes as a mix of black, white
and American Indians from the
Appalachian region. Malcolm
Jones, who lives in California, con-
siders himself white, but is fre-
quently mistaken as Latino or
American Indian; as a child his
Japanese mother and Swedish-
American father jokingly called
him "Swedenese."
On the Internet, to name just a few
sites, Jamericanoutreach.com is a
charity founded by Jamaican-
American immigrants who refer to
themselves as "Jamericans";
Nuyorican.org is a multicultural
arts site with a focus on the


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The sports and entertainment industry has long been peppered by those of biracial descent, among the famous who embrace their multi ethnic culture are Mario Van Peebles,
Halle Berry, Derek Jeter, Tracee Ellis Ross and reggae icon Bob Marley..


"Nuyorican" community, defined
by Wikipedia as "a blending of the
phrases 'New York' and 'Puerto
Rican' and refers to the members or
culture of the Puerto Rican diaspora
located in or around New York
City."
If it seems that young people, espe-
cially, are choosing the multiracial
label, there's a simple explanation
why.
"Society is more diverse today
than it was 20 or 30 years ago," says
Terrell Jones, vice provost for edu-
cational equity at Penn State
University, noting that between 5
percent to 10 percent of students in
his classes define themselves as
multiracial. That, in part, is because
of the jump in the number of inter-


racial marriages from 1 percent of
the population to at least 5 percent
since 1967, when the Supreme
Court ruled anti-miscegenation
laws unconstitutional.
Census changed its policy
Until 2000, the Census Bureau
required people to check off only
one box among several mutually
exclusive racial categories -
"black," "white," "Asian and
Pacific Islander," "American
Indian" and "other." Then, after
strong lobbying by advocates for
multiracial groups, that requirement
was changed to allow people to
check off as many boxes as they
wanted.
Originally, those groups had
wanted a box marked "multiracial,"


but that idea was strongly opposed
by a variety of civil-rights groups,
fearful of a dilution of political
power that could affect the alloca-
tion of federal aid dollars, as well as
law and voting-rights enforcement.
Gary Flowers, then-director of the
Lawyers Committee for Civil
Rights Under the Law, compared
such a box to "apartheid," arguing
that it would dilute the strength of
the black community, a position
backed by the Hispanic group La
Raza.
So, a compromise was reached:
Census respondents could fill out as
many boxes as they wished.
Consequently, in 2004, the U.S.
Census Bureau found that nearly
half of all Americans who identified


themselves as being members of
more than one race about 4.4
million in all were under age 18.
Generational factor
There's other evidence that this
move toward self-identification is
generational.
A study by Maria Root, a Seattle-
based clinical psychologist and
author of "The Multiracial
Experience," found that biracial
people born before the civil-rights
movement of the 1950s and 1960s
tended to identify themselves as
black, while those born during or
after that period might identify as
black, but also opted for the term
"biracial."
Moreover, 2004 census data
shows that those between ages 18


and 65 were five times as likely to
describe themselves as members of
more than one race than those over
age 65.
Multiracial culture is all over the
media from the mixed-race cast
of "Grey's Anatomy" to MTV to the
Internet, where Swirlsyndicate.com
sells "interracial kids' clothing" for
"multi-culti cuties."
In January, a new documentary film
"Chasing Daybreak," sought to
highlight what it called "America's
mixed-heritage baby boom," chron-
icling the "Generation MIX
National Awareness Tour," in which
five young people traveled across
the United States in an RV to pro-
mote interracial harmony.


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Denzel Washington and Spike Join Forces Again for Inside Man

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On set are friends and colleagues Denzel Washington and director
Spike Lee. In the inset is Cassandra Freeman.
by Roz Stevenson Clive Owen (Closer), in a tense
Inside Man's powerhouse cast hostage drama. As the dangerous
includes two-time Academy Award- cat and mouse game unfolds, a wild
winner Denzel Washington as a card emerges: Jodie Foster acts as
tough cop who matches wits with a sophisticated power broker with a
clever calculating bank robber, hidden agenda, injecting even more







CATCH CRASH ON TV
Best Picture Oscar winner "Crash" will
b Make its television premiere
next month as part of Showtime's free
preview weekend, from Friday, March
3 through Monday, April 3. The film,
which explores race relations in Lo
sAngeles, will debut Sunday, April 2 at
8 p.m. ET/PT. Other shows offered during the network's freebie stretch,
dubbed "It's All for You," are the premiere of "Liza with a 'Z'," a digital-
ly re-mastered version of the 1972CBS special; WBO Heavyweight
Champion Lamon Brewster vs. Sergei Liakhovich.

TYLER PERRY SIGNS UP FOR MORE
Still riding high on the box office success of
"Madea's Family Reunion," the movie's director and
star, Tyler Perry, has inked a deal with Lionsgate for
his third film, "Daddy's Little Girl."
Perry will write, produce and direct the Cinderella
twist about a young, beautiful, successful female
attorney who falls in love with a janitor and single
father of three daughters. Despite strong objections from the attorney's
father, loe triumphs in the end. l;, ul
Reubenr C.annon,--who produced, botlr"Reuniont" and "Diary," will join
Perry again as producer of "Daddy's Little Girl," which has been fast-
tracked for a June start and set for a February 2007 release.
Meanwhile, Perry's first book, "Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off
Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Life and Love," is
due next month via Riverdale/Penguin. He also recently inked a deal to
distribute his TV series "House of Payne" in first-run syndication.

TUPAC IMMORTALIZED IN TUSSAUDS MUSEUM
The story is in the details when it
,- comes to the new wax figure of Tupac
Shakur, to be unveiled in a special cer-
emony April 5 at Madame Tussauds in
SLas Vegas.
Sculpted by Jeni Fairey of The
Tussauds Studio London, who has pre-
viously worked on Beyonce for the
museum, Tupac will be featured shirt-
less, sporting a bandana and proudly displaying his tattoos each of which
have been redrawn and individually hand-painted onto the sculpture. The
rapper's likeness has been created from hundreds of photographs and
measurements provided by Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur.
The piece involved over 330 pounds of clay and took more than 700
hours to complete. It weighs approximately 55 pounds and will be featured
as part of the "Tupac Eternal" exhibit, the newest contemporary addition to
the gallery.
To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Tupac's passing, Madame
Tussauds is considering sending the new wax figure on its own world tour
later this year. Once it has been viewed at the Las Vegas museum, the
sculpture is destined to travel to the galleries in New York, Hong Kong,
Shanghai and London before it will be exhibited at the Tupac Amaru
Shakur Center for the Arts (TASCA) in Atlanta for a full month. The fig-
ure is scheduled to arrive at the Center by the end of this memorial year.


lUlimate. iNeW toU e scene anIU ler
first role is Jacksonville native
Cassandra Freeman. The Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts gradu-
ate will make her big screen debut
opposite Washington as his wife.
Directed by Spike Lee, Inside Man
is a suspense thriller scheduled for
nationwide release by Universal
Pictures on March 24th.
The film marks the fourth collabo-
ration between Washington and
Lee, beginning with Mo' Better
Blues (1990) and followed by
Malcolm X (1992) and He Got
Game (1998). According to Lee,
Inside Man is the highest budgeted
film of his career. He is celebrating
20 years as a filmmaker.
It all starts out simply enough:
four people dressed in painters' out-
fits march into the busy lobby of
Manhattan Trust, a cornerstone


ianclai iinstiiLLtiuon. wit in sec-
onds, the costumed robbers place
the bank under a surgically planned
siege, and the 50 patrons and staff
become unwitting pawns in an air-
tight heist. NYPD hostage negotia-
tors Detectives Keith Frazier
(Washington) and Bill Mitchell
(Chiwetel Ejifor) are dispatched to
the scene with orders to establish
contact with the heist's ringleader,
Dalton Russell (Owen), and ensure
safe release of the hostages.
Working alongside Emergency
Services Unit (ESU) Captain John
Darius (Willem Dafoe), all are
hopeful that the situation can be
peacefully diffused and that control
of the bank and release of those
inside can be secured in short order.
The robbers appear to consistently
be one step ahead of the police, out-
witting Frazier and Darius at every


is at worvv LUan anyIone p.ierceves are
justified with the entry of Madeline
White (Foster), a power player with
shadowy objectives, who requests a
private meeting with Russell. The
chairman of the bank's board of
directors, controlling entrepreneur
Arthur Case (Christopher
Plummer), is also uniquely interest-
ed in the moment-to-moment hap-
penings inside the branch.
During a recent conversation
between Washington and Lee on the
set of Inside Man, Spike comments
about their long friendship, "We are
getting old, but every day Malcolm
X continues to grow in stature."
Spike still laments that Denzel did
not win the Academy Award for his
powerful portrayal of Malcolm.
However, Denzel remains philo-
sophical about awards and refers to
his Mom saying, "Men give


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been trying to leave acting and do
more directing. He wants to model
his career after Oscar wining direc-
tor/actor director Clint Eastwood.
Washington continues to amaze
and entertain moviegoers with a
rich and colorful array of charac-
ters. From the role of Trip, an
embittered runaway slave in Glory,
to South African freedom fighter
Steven Biko in Cry Freedom; from
Shakespeare's tragic historical fig-
ure in Richard III, to the womaniz-
ing trumpet player, Bleek Gilliam,
in Spike Lee's Mo' Better Blues,
Washington makes each character
distinctly his own.
This process continues with The
Inside Man as audiences of all races
will be impressed with the works of
the famous collaboration.


Rahman Johnson Goes One On One With Kirk Franklin


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south (Te.asl. do
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bring as a
gospel artist.
Kirk
Franklin: You
know, it does
but I think
that it is more
about the
soul of the
music. I
know that
growing up
in the church
and the
choir and all
of that plit
the soul in


me and the love of God as well.
That's what I put in the music and I
thank God for that.
RJ: What makes Kirk Franklin
who he is? There are many doors
you have opened and others who
are great but what puts you where
you stand?
KF: First and foremost it is God.
He put within me the inspiration to
be all that I am today. But I don't
see myself as greater than any other
person or performer. It's like this I
look at Martin Luther and Billy
Graham and others like that are
links on a chain. And on God's
chain there in no link that is greater
than the other. It takes all of these
links to make the chain strong I
am simply just a link on the chain.
RJ: Nah, you are more than that. I
know that it is God who put you
where you are but your entrance
onto the scene with your type of
gospel makes you more than ordi-
nary and I thank God for that
because you can touch more people.
KF: Yea, you know he is the rea-
son that I do what I do.
, RJ: So I know with a concert like
the one you just did, you won't be
retiring any time soon but where do


you see Kirk Franklin in 45 years.
KF: Well I hope that I have
slowed down a bit by then but I will
still be me probably chasing my
wife Tammi on the beach some-
where!
RJ: Well we know that's a long
time off before you even talk retire-
ment. But you know from your
song SHOUT which was one of my
favorite parts of the show, I see a
great actor. A lot of the action in the
song was portrayed on screens
behind you. Do you see yourself
bringing it to the big screen or
maybe to television?
KF: You are the actor man, but
thank you for the compliment. But,
if that is what God has for me to do
then I am open. We have to be ready
to do what ever he needs whenever
he needs it.
And with that, I could truly say
that if anyone regardless of any rea-
son doubted how serious Kirk was
about his mission, they would be
wrong. He is man on mission and
God's got his back. Like he said
from 1993 it's about God's
Property and Kirk Franlliiin epre-
sents the property well.


Black Screenwriters
Sought for HBO
Mentoring Program
Are you a writer on the path to
becoming a professional screen-
writer? If so, it's time to hone your
craft. Celebrating its 10th
Anniversary, American Black Film
Festival (ABFF), in association
with HBO Films, will host a semi-
nar for up to six qualifying writers
designed to provide career guid-
ance for emerging screenwriters.
The HBO Writers Lab is a men-
toring program that will offer prac-
tical insights into what to expect
from script writing as a profession,
with the goal of providing an
encouraging and supportive envi-
ronment in which to openly discuss
story, the creative and "notes"
process, and the challenges of writ-
ing under the guidelines of others.
The HBO Writers Lab will assist
in preparing selected participants
for collaboration within the studio
system and beyond. For entry
applications, please visit
www.abff.com.


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It's springtime. Can't you just
smell the mouthwatering aroma of
burgers on the grill, wafting over
the backyard fence? As we all
know, a grilled burger is simply
delicious. But sometimes you want
a burger that is more.
As a treat for Dad on his special
day, party fare for your favorite
graduate or the hit of your next
cookout, grill a great burger, then
add extra touches that are the hall-
mark of bistro-style cooking. You
know special sauces and condi-
ments, intriguing flavors and bold
colors that will transform your
backyard burger into a signature
dish.
For the best taste and texture, start
off with premium, grain-fed
Midwestern beef that is well-mar-
bled and aged to perfection. You'll
want2ourgers that will keep their
shape and not shrink during


grilling, and come to the table juicy
and tender.
Next, for accompaniments, go
beyond the standard ketchup and
mustard. Complement the aged beef
with crisp lettuce and juicy red
tomatoes from the garden. Bakery-
fresh buns. Chipotle mayonnaise.
Mellow or sharp cheeses. Sauteed
onions. Strips of bacon. Your
favorite barbeque sauce. Or delicate
shiitake mushrooms and grilled
pineapple. For the best braggin'
rights burgers, as with any great
dish, it's all in the details.
For a free "Good Life Guide and
Cookbook" from Omaha Steaks,
filled with more mouthwatering
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steaks, call 1-800-228-9055 or visit
www.omahasteaks.com.

Southwest Chipotle Burger
1 (5-ounce) Omaha Steaks burger


Chipotle Mayonnaise
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon pureed chipotle chiles
canned in adobo
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients and mix
well. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Corn & Black Bean Salsa
Makes 1 1/2 quarts
1 (15-ounce) can black beans,
rinsed and drained
6 ounces frozen corn, thawed and
drained
1 (29-ounce) can petite diced
tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely
chopped
1 (4-ounce) jar. pimentos, drained
and diced
Juice of 1 lime
1 medium jalapefio, finely minced
1 teai6ooh'giunid culiInii
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Texas Barbeque Bacon Burger Preheat grill. Grill burger until
1 (5-ounce) Omaha Steaks burger juices run clear; do not overcook.
Salt and pepper, to taste Grill mushrooms and pineapple
1 slice Cheddar cheese slice. Remove burger, mushrooms
1 burger bun and pineapple from grill; brush all
2 strips cooked bacon generously with teriyaki sauce and
3 tablespoons chopped and glaze. Place lettuce leaf on plate
saut6ed onions and spread with Curry Mayonnaise.
2 tablespoons barbeque sauce Top with burger; garnish with
1 lettuce leaf mushrooms and pineapple slice.
2 slices beefsteak tomatoes Sprinkle with sesame seeds, red
Preheat grill. Season burger with peppers, green onions and chopped
salt and pepper. Grill until juices
run clear; do not overcook. Place
cheese on top of burger to melt.
Toast bun on grill. Place burger on
bun; garnish with bacon strips,
sauteed onions, barbeque sauce, let-
tuce and tomato.

Shanghai Burger
1 (5-ounce) Ground Chuck burger
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce and
glaze
1 leaf iceberg lettuce (or favorite
bun)
2 to 3 shiitake mushrooms
1 pineapple slice
1 tablespoon Curry Mayonnaise
(recipe follows)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 tbsp chopped roasted red peppers han.o


nuts. (If using burger bun, toast on
grill and spread Curry Mayonnaise
on one side and teriyaki sauce and
glaze on other.)

Curry Mayonnaise
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
Combine all ingredients and mix
well. Refrigerate until ready to use.


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