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Title:
The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
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Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
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April 20, 2006
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weekly
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
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Additional Physical Form:
Available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on optical disc from Ethnic newswatch.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press

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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:
April 20, 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:
UF00028305:00066

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Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press


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Table of Contents
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    Main: Faith & Spirit
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    Main: Around Town
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FBI Reviews 1946 Public Lynching Case
ATLANTA Nearly 60 years after a white mob lynched two black cou-
ples on a summer afternoon and got away with it. the FBI is taking anoth-
er look at the 1946 case.
Civil rights activists have pressed witnesses to come forward and break
the silence, which they say is the nation's last unsolved public lynching.
Roger and Dorothy Malcom and George and Mae Murray Dorsey were
riding with a white farmer when they were killed on July 25. 1946, in
Monroe, a few days after Roger Malcom got into a fight with a white
man. The mob forced them out of the car, dragged them down a trail near
a bridge over the Apalachee River and shot them. according to an FBI
report. The farmer was spared. What made the lynchings more horrific
were how public and brazen they were.
The FBI was ordered to investigate the case in 1946 by President
Truman but was thwarted by a lack of witnesses. The Georgia Bureau of
Investigation says it still pursues every lead it gets and has never closed
the case.
Retired FBI agent Bill Fleming, who has volunteered to help investi-
gate-the murders in Monroe. said suspects or witnesses who may still be
alive might want to clear their conscience.
"You've got these people that are old, and when you get older it's easi-
er to frighten these people that wouldn't talk in the 1940s." said the 33-
year FBI veteran.

Sugar Ray Robinson Honored With

A Commemorative Postage Stamp
f Revered by Muhammad Ali as, "the King.
SUl Rl AV'' the master, my idol". six-time world cham-
SR A pion boxer Sugar Ray Robinson was
S INSON f immortalized with a commemorative
postage. stamp. The dedication ceremony
i0 took place during the Daily News Golden
r Gloves Amateur Boxing Tournament finals.
S The Postal Service receives over 50 thou-
sand stamp subject suggestions annually,
Syet onl. 20 to 25 make the cut. The only
1 other boxer placed on a U.S. stamp was
Robinson's hero and close friend. Joe Louis.
WORLD CHAMPION '- In his prime, Robinson (1921-1989) was
,, f,, ,,,,,, virtually unbeatable in the ring. He
launched his career with a second-round
knockout of Joe Escheverria on Oct. 4. 1940. at Madison Square Garden.
Sugar Ray would go on to lose only once in his first 132 fights -- a ten-
round loss to Jake LaMotta. a decision he would reverse five times.
Robinson reigned as the undefeated world welterweight champion from
Dec. 20, 1946. until Feb. 14. 1951, when he won the world middleweight
title for the first of five times. Sugar Ray announced his retirement from
boxing on Dec. 18, 1952. but he returned to the ring at the beginning of
1955. He continued to box until retiring for good at the end of 1965.

Essence's Susan Taylor Protests

Hampton University's Hair Policy
Susan L. Taylor. the editorial director of Essence magazine, pulled out
of a speaking engagement at Hampton University
recently after learning of its policy on acceptable
hairstyles for students in the master's of business
administration program.
"Braids. dreadlocks and other unusual hairstyles
are not acceptable" is the university's policy as
reported by Journalism's Richard Prince on April 12.
Taylor. who has worn long braids for years. decided
to protest the rule b. withdrawing her participation
at the school's 28th Annual Conference on the Black Family held last
month.
Taylor said she even recommended that Dr. William R. Harvey, the uni-
versity president. "reconsider this policy and in\ ite informed image con-
sultants to address students in your business program about how to make
individual style work in the corporate environment. Perhaps the greatest
challenge. .. students w ill face in the work \world is remaining whole and
true to themselves in environments that are often hostile to African-
Americans. Staying connected to our community and culture is critical.
Trying to transform themselves to fit into hardly welcoming environ-
ments has scarred countless numbers of Black people."

Bulk of $2.9 Million Verdict Upheld

in Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit
A federal judge has refused to grant a new trial in a "reverse discrimi-
nation" suit against the Philadelphia School District in which a jury last
year awarded more than $2.9 million to four white males who claimed
the\ were fired by an African-American woman who had complained
there were "too man. white male managers in this department."
But Chief U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle Ill reduced each of the
plaintiffTs' compensatory damages awards after finding that the jury was
too generous in its calculations of the plaintiffs' back pay.
As a result, Bartle reduced those awards from a total of $75"7.271 I to
$417.530. But Bartle refused to reduce the jury's award of $2 million --
$500,000 to each plaintiff-- for "past, present, and future mental anguish,
pain and sutTering, loss of enjoyment of life, and humiliation because of
any unlawiful discrimination or retaliation."
The back pay awards now total $417.530 and range from $29.563 to
$192.245, and the total verdict now stands at $2.660,530.

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m .=mm NAACP to


Shown above is Sity Councilwoman Mia Jones addressing the audience as her colleague, the Hon. Glorious
Johnson and Bob Spruill of Post 197 look on.

Time to Get Angry About Our Kids


It's time to get mad. It's time to
get angry- Hon. Glorious Johnson
The resounding mantra of emo-.
tional directives towards taking
back our communities and our
southh were charged t,' the a.-diencc
by Councilwoman Glorious
Johnson.
Not forty-eight hours before
Jacksonville bore witness to it's
48th murder, the American Legion
Post 197 hosted a community
forum on "Empowering Our
Youth". The small, venerable audi-
ence gathered in the Legion's gra-
cious Hall too meet, greet and ask
questions of elected officials and
youth advocates.
The brainchild of Legion member
Larry Simmons, the forum was
designed to be an open discussion
and interchange of ideas between
the community and those with the
answers.,
The first official to take the podi-
am was Councilwoman Mia Jones.
Jones, a product of the Northside's
Raines High School emphasized
how important it is in asking youth
w hat they need before dictating to
them what adults think they want.
"Everybody thinks they have the
answer, but what it boils down to
.Nouth needing something to do."


She said.
One of the younger representa-
tives on City Council, Jones is fre-
quently tapped to talk to youth. Just
the day before she was at Ribault
'High Sch.-il imploring to ,outh tihe
importance of staying in school.
"Sometimes you just can't hear it


enough. I never hesitate to keep try-
ing to reinforce the value of educa-
tion." She said. Councilwoman
Jones also encouraged those in
attendance with a desire to make a
differeiice to part-ier with other
organizations in creating youth ori-
ented programs. Cont'd on page 5.


Saluting Unsung Hero Osnald Calizaire


Mr. Osnald Calizaire
A vision to craft the needs and
improve the conditions of our city
is what motivates May's Unsung
Hero Osnald Calizaire, Through
the Youth Empowerment
Foundation he established himself,
Calizaire has set goals to operate
and build leadership service among


our young people, seniors, youth
and families by empowering them
to use their full talent, energy and
commitment in meeting the diverse
needs of the community.
His passion led him to donate
property he owned in the College
Park area to the Better Living
Association. The property at 2412
McMillan Street now is utilized as
a Referral and Resource Center
providing an Emergency Food
Pantry through the Lutheran Social
Services Second Harvest Food
Bank; clothing and networking
services with other agencies to
meet the community's needs.
A devout family man, his love
for children, and his concern for at-
risk children, led him to rehab the
Mitchell Playground and
Community Center, now named -
Continued on Page 3


Challenge the IRS

in Federal Court
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) is taking steps to chal-
lenge in federal court the Internal
Revenue Service's threat to revoke
the NAACP's tax-exempt status
because its Chairman, Julian Bond,
criticized the Bush administration's
policies in a speech in 2004.
NAACP President Bruce S.
Gordon said: "We remain con-
cerned that the IRS's decision to
audit the NAACP, particularly the
timing of the commencement of
this audit, was motivated by poli-
tics rather than grounded in the fed-
eral tax law."
As a protective measure, the
NAACP filed a form with the IRS
in September (Form 4720) to report
and pay the estimated amount of
tax related to Bond's speech as if it
had constituted campaign interven-
tion. Bond made his remarks dur-
ing the 2004 NAACP Convention
in Philadelphia. The N.AACP esti-
mates that it spent a total of
$176.48 to disseminate the speech -
including the cost of photocopying,
web posting, and the proportionate
share of the costs incurred in pro-
viding a link to a live broadcast of
the convention. Accordingly, the
estimated tax it paid (10%)
amounted to just $17.65.
"Neither the NAACP's decision to
report this amount, nor the decision
to pay the estimated tax, represents
an admission by the NAACP of any
liability," according to NAACP
General Counsel Dennis Courtland
Hayes. "The NAACP has now filed
a claim for a refund of the $17.65.
If the IRS fails to issue the refund
within 6 months, the NAACP
intends to seek review of the refund
claim in federal court."
The IRS alleged that in distribut-
ing Bond's remarks condemning
administration policies related to
education, the economy and the
Iraq war, the NAACP may have
violated the restriction on political
activity.


With the laying of a wreath and the
sound of taps, boxer Joe Louis was
remembered at Arlington National
Cemetery last week on the 25th
anniversary of hsi death
Family and friends gathered at
Louis' grave, not far from the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier. The
Brown Bomber, the nickname
etched on his tombstone, was
remembered as a black sports hero
who transcended the divisions of
race in segregated America.
"Joe Louis challenged the con-
science of the country," Louis' son,
Joe Louis Barrow Jr., told the gath-
ering. "You couldn't have it both
% ays. You couldn't put Joe Louis on
a pedestal and admire him as the
heavyweight champion of the world
and yet not allow him and his peo-
ple to eat where they wanted to eat,
live where they wanted to live, and
be educated where they needed to
be educated."
Barrow said he was been working
with filmmaker Spike Lee on a
movie about his father. Such proj-
ects keep the Louis legacy alive.


U.S. Army Tomb Guard Spc. Adam Cook, left, and U.S. Air Force Chaplain Captain Richard B. Black,
right, salute during the playing of Taps at a wreath laying ceremony at the grave site of former heavyweight
champion boxer Joe Louis Barrow on the 25th anniversary of his death last week at the Arlington National
Cemetary. Continuing a career in sports, Barrow, Jr. (shown right) is the Executive Director of The First
Tee. Known as the 'Brown Bomber', Lewis won 69 of 72 fights, 54 by knockout, and reigned as heavyweight
champion for twelve years, until retiring for good from boxing after losing to Rocky Marciano in 1951.
The cemetery's superintendent, "It's extraordinary to me that it title from '37 to '49. He was essen-
John Metzler, said Louis' grave doesn't seem to fade," Barrow said. tially out of the limelight, and yet
continues to attract many visitors. "I'll be reading a paper somewhere, they still make reference to him. I
An image of Louis, wearing boxing even in Europe, and the bottom line don't know why the world doesn't
shorts and gloves, is engraved on is there's a reference to Joe Louis. want to let go of this man, and I'm
the stone. He died 25 years ago. He held the thankful that it doesn't."


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Black Business Ownership Increasing


Ch(amte BeIlmi In tll Heart


African Americans have prospered in a variety of fields in the Jacksonville area. Showing some of the
diversityin the realm of entrepreneurship, one can look at the companies of (L-R) Carlton Jones
(Renaissance Design Group), Rometa Porter (Home Health Care) and Sir Spencer Cobb (Two Nails and a


Hammer Home Improvement).
By. Joi Gilliam
NNPA Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) Walter
Bowman, Sr., recently added to the
steadily growing percentage of
Black business owners when he
opened his soul food restaurant, "A
Taste of Carolina" earlier this
month in the historic U street corri-
dor in Washington, D.C.
"D.C. is a great place to be. It's
diverse. And that shows with the
types of businesses you see on
Georgia Ave. I recognized that
about D.C.," says the teacher at
Benjamin Bannekar High School in
Northwest Washington.
Wealth and business ownership
among minority populations is
steadily increasing.
According to a 2005 U.S. census
report, between 1997 and 2002, the
number of U.S. businesses
increased by 10 percent, however,
the number of Black-owned busi-
nesses grew 45 percent.
By 2010, the buying power of
Black and Hispanic populations is
expected to exceed the gross
domestic product of Canada, the
ninth largest economy in the world,
according to a study by the Selig
Center for Economic Growth.
"More African Americans have
grown into higher economic class-
es. Their purchasing power is very
related to that demographic," says
onald Langston, the national
director of the Minority Business
Development Agency.
Langston says there is not a direct
correlation between the increased
buying power of Blacks and the
increase in businesses. However,
Langston believes that with more
Blacks with higher incomes, it is
easier for them to start a business.
Langston notes that the services and
retail and information technology
industries have experienced the
most growth in minority business
owners.
Becoming an entrepreneur is not
an easy task. It takes a whole lot of
drive, inspiration and sometimes
dollars. When Rometa Porter and
longtime friend Janice Austin
decided to open AHP Health Care,
they had to fend for themselves.
"We went to several banks and
were denied loans." said Porter. In a
last dish attempt to make their
dream a reality of establishing a
home health care agency serving
the Northside community, the two
veteran nurses had to put all of their
personal property on the shelf.


No doubt the task was well worth
the risk. Ten years later, the compa-
ny has grown from a satellite office
with five clients and two employees
to a staff of nine and a clientele ros-
ter of over 200.
According to the Selig study,
among some of the states with the
largest share of Black buying power
are the District of Columbia and
Maryland with 32.4 percent and
20.7 percent, respectively. Chinelo
Cambron co-founded NetVisor, an
information technology business in
2001.
Despite being in a heavy traffic
area and being in business for four
years, NetVisor only has four
employees. Langston says that
although Black business are grow-
ing at a rate faster than white-
owned businesses, many, like
NetVisor, are very small and have
only a few employees. "A lot of
these businesses are micro busi-
nesses, with only one employee.
We need these businesses to be able
to hire more employees in order to
be able to compete," he says.
As Black America continues to
make strives in all areas of the
country, so do they in the world of
business. Fifty years ago, the mass-
es of Black business ownership was
pretty much limited to small store-
front shops, and professionals such
as doctors,. lawyers, etc. These days
there are no boundaries as Blacks,
own everything from major league
teams and web outlets to franchises
and clothing design companies.
Monroe Blakes is chairman and
co-founder of Ad-itive, a marketing
and advertising agency based in
Philadelphia. Ad-itive opened for
business in 2001, Blakes now has
14 employees and recently opened
another office in Los Angeles. He
says that although he had to com-
pete with other larger, well-estab-
lished agencies, he found success
through networking and presenting
something different that his compa-
ny could provide.
"We knew from the door that we
had to carve out a niche. Small
businesses have to be able to articu-
late their niche to potential clients,"
he says.
"Right now we are looking to join
the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. I
think that would really help us out
right now," he says.
Indeed, Langston believes that
networking and joining in partner-
ships is necessary for minority busi-
nesses to thrive. He says, "I am


hopeful African American business
communities will join in partner-
ship and strategically align to go
toward larger businesses."
Like Porter, Sir Spencer Cobb,
saw his knack with carpentry as a
means to entrepreneurship. The
company specializing in small and
large jobs makes repairs and home-
owner's "visions" a reality.
Thanks to a variety of opportuni-
ties available today, owning your
own business is a lot easier than it
was when many of our more estab-
lished businesses first got started.
The African-American Chamber of
Commerce, Small Business Center,
Urban League, etc can offer a
plethora of information to individu-
als in everything from business
structure to budget management.
Potential entrepreneurs shouldn't
be easily lured by the promise of
setting your own hours and collect-
ing all the paychecks. The dedica-
tion required to run and start a suc-
cessful small business is a recipe
for long hours with no money and a
dedication that would rival any
marriage out there.
But, in the words of Rometa
Porter, "nothing beats working for
yourself."


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Stop The Violence Start

the Love Community


.oEmpowerment Forum


Shown above Edward Waters College instills the democratic process in even the youngest potential voters during the Supervisor of Elections
StudentVoter Registration Drive and Faculty and students get involved in registering voters at Andrew Jackson's registration drive.

Student Voter Registration Drive Exceed Expectations


Jerry Holland, the Duval County
Supervisor of Elections, and his
staff worked with area high schools
and colleges to hold the 4th annual
Countywide Student Voter
Registration Drive last week A
record 43 local public and private
colleges and high schools partici-
pated in this year's one-day drive.
Students could register if they were
18 years of age or older and had met
the requirements for voter registra-
tion (U.S. citizen, Florida resident,
etc). Those 17 years of age were


Calizaire Unsung Hero
Continued from front
The Center, located at 1010 Acorn
Street, provides mentoring services
for educational growth and devel-
opmental projects following Mr.
Calizaire's theme: "Renewing,
Reviving, and Reclaiming the com-
munity for positive change."
The community activist is also
the founder of the Youth
Empowerment Association Inc.,
and the Haitian Community
Alliance of NE Fla. In spite of his
commitment to his family, and
those organizations, he still finds
the time to serve as the Sergeant of
Arms of the Club Baron, whose
members volunteer with both the
organizations.


able to pre-register and, if qualified,
will have full voting privileges on
their 18th birthday.
"The success of this drive will
continue to generate voters for the
18-25 age group, which is the
largest age group of registered vot-
ers countywide at 13.5% of the total
number of voters. Registering this
age group is for the most part due to
the participation level of the admin-
istration, faculty and students at our
public and private schools in Duval
County. Their commitment is


Under his directives, the organi-
zations also participate in the city's
Adopt-A-Road (Green It Up! Clean
It Up) and the FDT Adopt-A-
Highway programs.
The Youth Empowerment Center
offers volunteer opportunities to
sororities, fraternities, churches,
and other community groups. Con-
tributions of office and recreational
equipment are welcome. For more
information on the Center, please
call (904) 887-8298, 232-3029 or
688-6267.
Publix Supermarkets and the
Jacksonville Free Press congratu-
late Mr. Calizaire as this month's
"Unsung Hero." His belief,
"Strong Families Build Strong
Communities" is making a differ-
ence!


always impressive!" commented
Holland. "Our student voter regis-
tration drive would not have such
great results without their partner-
ship."
Since 2003, more than 10,800 stu-
dents have registered to vote in
Duval County during the one-day
event. In fact, voters who are 18-25
years of age account for the largest
group of registered voters county-
wide (more than 72,000 registered
or 13.5% of the total number of reg-
istered voters).


"I really think participating in
voter registration was a great expe-
rience," added Nastasha Myrick, a
student at Raines High School. "It
helped me develop an understand-
ing of how change occurs in
America, and how not voting can
hurt my quality of life."
To find out if a particular school
was part of the countywide drive or
if you would like more information
about voting, registering to vote or
the election process, please contact
the Elections Office at 630-1414.


American Youth Character Awards Dinner
Character Counts! In Jacksonville and the Duval County Public Schools
will present the 6th Annual American Youth Character Awards Dinner at 7
p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2006, at the UNF University Center. The
Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Joseph Wise, Duval Public Schools
Superintendent. To reserve your table, call (904) 724-5566.
Oldest African American Dance School to
Celebrate 15th Anniversary with Recital
Adrienne's Dance & Baton Company, Jacksonville's Oldest African
American Dance School, Adrienne Martin-Ravnell, Directress; will cele-
brate their 15th Anniversary Recital on Saturday, April 13, 2006, at the
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. The pre-show will begin at
4:45 p.m., followed by the performance at 5:30 p.m. For ticket informa-
tion, please call (904) 766-3339.
CeCe Winans Concert set for May 28th
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver Street will pres-
ent the Incomparable CeCe Winans in concert, at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 28,
2006. Seating is general, one price for all. For ticket information, please
call (904) 899-1896.


Isaiah Rumlin, President,
Jacksonville Branch NAACP;
Richard P. Burton Sr., Director,
NAACP Project REACH Inc.; and
Elder Lee Harris, Pastor, Mt. Olive
Primitive Church; in conjunction
with the Jacksonville Sheriffs
Office, City of Jacksonville, Duval
County Public Schools, HOPE Inc.,
and Florida Community College at
Jacksonville; urge the members of
the community to attend "Stop the
Violence... Start the Love," a one-
day conference, on Friday, April 28,
2006, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
Florida Community College of
Jacksonville (FCCJ), Downtown
Campus.
The forum will feature local and
national speakers who will lead dis-
cussions on Gangs and Violence
Prevention; Drugs and their Side
Effects; Education; Church,
Community and Police; Housing;
Corrections and Prison; and
Employment. There is no cost and
both the Thursday Reception and


Friday Forum are open to the pub-
lic. However, participation is limit-
ed to the first 242 persons making
advanced reservations. Please call
786-7883, 764-1753 or 355-0015.
A Religious Community Town
Hall Reception will be held at the
FCCJ Downtown Campus at 6:30
p.m. on Thursday, April 27th.
ACT SO Forum
The weekend will close out with
the NAACPs ACT-SO Second
Annual Showcase. The event will
be held at Mt. Moriah Baptist
Church, 1953 West 9th Street on
Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 6 p.m.
Mt. Moriah will come alive with
the arts and talents of the communi-
ty's young people. On the stage,
local high school students will
entertain the audience with a myri-
ad of performances. In the lobby,
guests will enjoy paintings, draw-
ings and photography created by
participants .
For more information call Altoria
White 612-5982.


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time they will be opened in the First Floor Conference Room, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206 for Trash Collection
Services for the Jacksonville Port Authority. A MANDATORY pre-pro-
posal conference and site visit will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday,
April 27, 2006, at 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room,
2831 Talleyrand Avenue, in Jacksonville, Florida.

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with Specification
Number 06-09, which may be obtained after 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday,
April 18, 2006 from:

Procurement and Contract Services Department
Jacksonville Port Authority
P. 0. Box 3005
(2831 Talleqrand Avenue)
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by Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood


The Community, Especially Black Leaders,

Must Rally to Find Solutions to Murder


With Jacksonville murder tolls
steadily increasing, the obvious
question that should on everyone's
mind is what has triggered so much
violence within a span of 4 months?
Generally, most Sociologist and
those who work in law enforcement
associate crime with socio-econom-
ic conditions. It is pretty easy to tie
the recent rash of murders with
Jacksonxille's struggling core citNy
neighborhoods. The unemployment
rate for African Amnericans is much
higher than whites and there are cer-
tainly other factors like the large
number of single parent homes in
low-income communities that are
also factors.
One could also point to the obvi-
ous connection between drugs and
violence. Regardless of what the
cause of this outbreak is, the com-
munity must rally to stop this esca-
lation of murders.
There doesn't seem to be much dis-
crimination in age either, Radarius
Jackson, a 13 year old was gunned
down in a drive-by shooting
Saturday night as he and his older
brother walked home from a club.
His death was Jacksonville's 49th
homicide of the year.
That's right 49 homicides in four
and a half months. I remember in
January of this year a group of
preachers had a press conference to
stress the fact that there had been 10
homicides in the city in the first 19
days of 2006. And we thought that
that figure was alarming at the time.
But whose issue is it? It is cer-
tainly not just a "Black problem" -
it's a city problem. In fact, accord-
ing to Michael Hallet, University of
North Florida Criminology profes-
sor, although almost 56 percent of
murders in Jacksonville are com-
mitted by black males, lower-class
white men are far more likely to
commit violent crimes than middle-
class black men.
Again, according to Hallet and


others in the field, he issue is not
race, but economics. Throughout
history there has been a strong cor-
relation between violent crime and
poverty. Many of the recent mur-
ders have involved black-on-black
crime in core city neighborhoods,
but the homicides have spilled over
into other communities as well...
A white nursing student killed in a
Riverside attack, and a man was
murdered near a W\estidf park just
to name a couple of instances.
Last year, police reported 91 slay-
ings, which was down from 104 in
2004. Unfortunately, Jacksonville
led other Florida cities in murder
rates for six years and this year's
influx would certainly keep that
trend alive. In fact, at the rate mur-
ders are happening in this city we
will undoubtedly have one of the
highest murder rates in the country.
Although I have said that this
issue is not just an African
American issue, the fact that many
of the homicides spawn from black-
on-black violence, show we need to
take some ownership and come
together to find solutions.
That's where our black leaders
come into to play. Now is the time
to "rally the troops" and not only
begin the discussion, but start tak-
ing action. Right now, there is no
roadmap or blueprint that even
begins to properly address the
issues at hand. Sure the Sheriff has
commissioned the JCCI to "study"
the murder rate and identify factors
and potential solutions.
However, we can not afford to sit
around waiting for a report like it is
the Holy Grail. We need action now.
Black politicians, preachers and
community leaders have got to
come together and put egos and atti-
tudes aside for a change.
Someone once said, "One of the
tests of leadership is the ability to
recognize a problem before it
becomes an emergency." We are far


past emergency and it is time for
our leaders to actually start leading.
Based on the current rate of incar-
ceration, 30 percent of black males
will likely serve time for a felony
conviction, a rate seven times that
for white males. We have to fight to
reverse trends of that nature.
If we are really going to help those
young black males that suffer from
a lack of guidance, we have to pro-
"'vide them %\ith option other than
violence and drugs. We nowe lie in
an age, where Hip Hop music glori-
fies the "Thug Life" image and drug
dealing. It is certainly not Hip Hop's
problem to deal with, but ours
because we have to somehow let
our youth know that as some of the
old timers would say, "Fast money,
ain't always good money."
We can not always blame the lega-
cy of slavery and racism, which are
very legitimate factors for much of
the decay of the black family, but
certainly does explain the chronic
nature of black on black crime. It's
time to result some old strategies
with new twist. Instead of marching
in the streets for change, we need to
have job and economic develop-
ment summits that trigger change.
Instead of doing sit-ins, we need
to go to businesses and ask for jobs
for disenfranchised youth so that a
job bank is created. We also have to
better educate and train our youth
from deprived areas. The only way
to stop the violence is to provide
opportunities for youth to see that
there is a better, way to live.
It is time for the leaders to lead.
Dr. Martin Luther King said it best,
"Nonviolence is a powerful and just
weapon. It is a weapon unique in
history, which cuts without wound-
ing, and ennoble the man who
wields it. It is a sword that heals."
We must work together to stop the
violence in Jacksonville.
Signing off from Kings Road,
Reggie Fullwood


SEGREGATION IN AMERICA


Yesterday, Today and Tommorrow


by William Reed
i "Segregation" is a
word most
Americans take to
*, be now gone from
the nation's social
and political land-
scape. In reality,
the word continues to characterize
the present lives of many in
America.
Recently, in a move decried as
"state-enforced segregation," the
Nebraska Legislature voted to
divide the Omaha school system
into three districts one mostly
black, one predominantly white and
one largely Hispanic. The bill's
sponsor, the legislatures only black
senator, Omaha Sen. Ernie
Chambers says the plan gives
minorities control, bo r, their own
school board and ensures their chil-
dren are not "shortchanged" in
favor of white youngsters.
Chambers says he has "no intent
to create segregation". He insists
school boundaries will stay the
same, but districts will share a tax
base. He argues his district is
already segregated and that schools
attended largely by minorities lack
the resources and quality teachers
provided in other districts. He says
the black students he represents will
receive a better education with
more control over their district.
Many in Nebraska call Chambers "a
race baiter". He says, "I don't even
want to talk about integration. It's


not happening now. It's not going
to happen in Omaha or anyplace
else. Recognize the reality and rec-
ognize the purpose and function of
what a school system is. It's simple.
Educate the children."
At the bottom line, it's hard to
debate 68-year-old Mr. Chambers'
contention that poor black school
districts are "shortchanged". No
matter what state across America:
white high school graduates are
much more likely to go to college,
and to finish college, than African
Americans. Chambers has 35 years
in Nebraska's Legislature and is
called an "obstructionist" for use of
rules through which he derails leg-
islative bills negatively-affecting
"the downtrodden." Chambers
once filibustered the state budget
untjilcoleagues agreed to set aside
half a million dollars for a minority
scholarship fund.
Ernie Chambers represents a breed
left over from the revolutionary
1960s. Black Separatists' philoso-
phy is that whites are racist oppres-
sors of blacks and there's no reme-
dy for black advancement within
contemporary white-dominated
society. They advocate blacks
break away from mainstream socie-
ty to create separate black societies.
Black separatism is sharply
opposed by African American anti-
segregationists and integrationists
who hold that blacks can and
should advance within the larger
American society, and call for inte-


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gration through personal improve-
ment, educational achievement,
business involvement, and political
action.
Mainstreamers say the school leg-
islation will "set race relations back
20 years". But in reality, schools in
America already are separate and
profoundly unequal. The resegre-
gation of blacks is a reflection of
actual life in America. Over 70 per-
cent of America's black students
attend predominantly minority
schools, up significantly from the
low point of 62.9 percent in 1980.
Over 36 percent of America's black
students attend schools with minor-
ity enrollments of 90-100 percent.
Because almost half of school fund-
inig comes from local property
taxes, white suburban schools have
vastly more money than inner-city
schools. Large numbers ofAfrican
Americans now live in segregated
Northern urban poverty and their
children attend schools with high
concentrations of poverty. Ninety
percent of segregated African
American schools experience con-
centrated poverty. The average
black student attends a school with
more than twice as many poor
classmates than the average white
student. In schools attended by the
average white student, 19.6 percent
of students are poor. Poverty levels
are strongly related to school test
score averages and much of educa-
tional inequality.
African Americans are more segre-
gated than any other ethnic group in
the nation. Chambers is correct that
opportunities and resources "are not
evenly distributed across America".
Rather than deserting their neigh-
borhoods, trying to live next door to
whites, African Americans need
more people like Chambers to stay
home and create independent, suc-
cessful black communities. Instead
of mingling their money and mind-
set with the mainstream; more
African Americans need to engage
in collective pursuits in their buy-
ing, banking and allocation
demands to evolve our own solu-
tion to social segregation. Instead
of seeking integration, more blacks
need to accept responsibility for
economic and educational well-
being on our side of the tracks.


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Shown above: (L-R) Cammie Wise, Elaine Reddedm, Fannie Green, Christine Dawson, Harriet Barnham, Ann Smith, Elaine Billups,
Henrietta Francis, Deacon Sam Green, Deacon Clifford Redden. (Front) Franks Eson, Jr., Latavion Upton, Ganae Norman, Johnnie Mae
Hopkins, Phelia Frederick, Shirley Sullivan, Leslie Peeler, Bertha Richardson, Geraldine Martin and Deboarah Nicholas. Sister Fannie Mae
Green was the guest speaker for Greater Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church's 2006 Fundraiser to benefit the Nehemiah Building Fund. Shown above
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Smiley Makes History With First


Best Selling Book By a Black Publisher


Lloyd Hart has sold 190 copies of
The Covenant with Black America
from his two kiosks in Boston-and
online.
"I would have sold more if it had-
n't been for the fact that we could-
n't get more books for about three
weeks," Hart said.
Brisk book sales around the coun-
try have boosted the 240-page book
-- conceived and edited by Tavis
Smiley and published by Third
World Press -- to the top of the New
York Times bestseller list to be pub-
lished on Sunday, April 23.


The Covenant with Black
America is the first non-fiction
book published by a black company
to reach and top the best seller list,
Third World Vice President Bennett
Johnson said. The Chicago-based
company has sold more than
250,000 copies of the paper back
book since late January. "We've
been selling 10,000 to 15,000 books
a week," Johnson said.
Johnson said Third World pub-
lished The Covenant in record time.
"We received the manuscript in
November, and within 60 days, we
had published 50,000 copies," he
said. "We've been doing this for 30
years. We know the business."
He estimates that 250,00 new
book titles are published eachnyear,
and less than one percent of those
titles come from black-owned pub-
lishing companies.
"This is history. It says to the
industry, 'Just because we are
black-owned doesn't mean we can't
be successful,'" Johnson said.
One of the greatest challenges for
Third World has been keeping up
with the demand. "We know we are
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The advertising for the book has
been handled by R.J. Dale
Advertising and Public Relations, a
black-owned company also based
in Chicago, he said.
The regular price for The
Covenant in most places is $12, but
Hart sells it at $7.99 through his
Black Library Booksellers website.
"This is a community service. I
just want to get the message in this
book out there," Hart said. "I realize
I may just break even on this one. I


can take that loss because, really,
it's a gain." He has one kiosk in
downtown Boston and another in a
transit station in Roxbury.
At the end of the city tours,
Smiley said he will present strate-
gies for putting The Covenant to
work.
"We don't want this book to even-
tually start to gather dust," he said.
"How do we make this text a living
breathing document? That is the
next-step strategy we will unveil."


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The lack of Black male'role Imod-
els was synonymous throughout the
forum by the audience and panel.
"Any man can make a baby, but it
takes a real man to be a father." Said
Gorman Ponds. Ponds, a single par-
ent recounted how important it was
to set the example of finishing col-
lege for his son and providing for
his family. That male presence must
have paid off as ponds concluded
his comments by adding his song
went on to graduate from college
and play in the NFL.
"What we need to do is get mad"
said Councilwoman Glorious
Johnson.
Known for her grassroots
approach, Johnson described her
experiences of working with youth
as President of the Mad Moms
organization.
"I had a young man tell me he did-


n't need to go to school because he
made more money in a week than I
did in a year. I went to that same
kid's funeral." Johnson said. "These
kids need to realize that the deviant
lifestyle they are choosing is a tem-
porary lifestyle. There are no old
players."
The Councilwoman brought out
all of the amens and ignited the
group with her suggestions of
empowering our youth. They
included talking not preaching to
kids, teaching respect and learning
to love each other. She also urged
voters to hold elected officials
accountable.
"It doesn't matter what political
party you are. If you feel unsafe, if
you think your children aren't get-
ting a quality education, if your feel
you aren't being represented... get
them out of there." She said.
Other discussion centered around


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violence in the Jacksonville com-
munity and the lack of Black on
Black love within African-
American communities.
"We are our worst enemies and
our children see that." Said
Johnson.
"If you're going to accept the hat,
wear it!" said Legion Vice
Commander Teddy Green. He went
on to say that sponsoring the forum
was just one of the many communi-
ty events the Legion takes part in.
Their scope of service to youth
includes everything from sponsor-
ing oratorical contests and Easter
Egg Hunts to Halloween Costume
Contests.
Following the address and Q &A
by the representatives, those in
attendance joined together for
informal fellowship where the


An audience member gives his
view on the importance of just
showing youth you care.
debate continued. Symposium
Chair Larry Simmons encouraged
everyone to keep what they had
heard alive in their hearts and
minds. "We will meet again" he
concluded.


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St. Joseph Missionary Celebrates
Church & Pastor Anniversaries
St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 485 West First Street (at Broad
St.), will celebrate the Church's 76th Anniversary, and the 36th
Anniversary of Rev. Dr. H. T. Rhim, during the month of April.
Worship services will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday April 23 & 30th, and
Monday, May 1st. A special service of Praise and Celebration will be
held on Monday, May 1st in honor of Pastor Rhim's 36th Anniversary as
Pastor and Teacher at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church. Sister
Churches and the public is invited to share in the fellowship and praise
services.
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; thru the month of April
2006. The Centennial 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.

Greater Macedonia to hold Annual
Health Fair, Saturday, April 22nd
The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 1880 West Edgewood Ave.,
Rev. Dr. Landon L. Williams, Pastor; "Celebrates Good Health" with its
Annual Spring Health Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 22,
2006. This year, "My Medicare Matters, Prescription Drug Coverage
Outreach" representatives will be on-site to educate people about the new
prescription drug coverage available. St. Vincent's mobile mammography
van will be on-site for scheduled mammograms. There will also be screen-
ings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, hearing and oxygen satura-
tion.
Seminars will educate about arthritis, breast health, diabetes and new
Insulins, teens and domestic.violence, end of life care, HIV/AIDS, senior
services, substance abuse and much more.
Free lunch and fun activities will be provided for childrefi. or triore
information, please call 764-9257.


Greater New Mt. Moriah to Present
"An Evening of Praise and Worship"
Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 1953 West 9th
Street; Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr. & Jr., Pastors; will present "An Evening
of Praise and Worship" at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 23rd. This special evening
will feature the Pastors, the Mt. Moriah Praise Team, Youth Pastor, Min.
Rasool Kamma, and many more. The community is invited.

Sword & Shield Kingdom Outreach
to Present Serious Praise Service
The community is invited to share in a Spirit-filled worship service, and
give thanks to Our Lord and Savior, at 3:45 p.m., Sunday, April 23rd; at
the Father's House Conference Center, 1820 Monument Road, Building 2.
Remember "when praises go up, blessings come down."
The Prais-cisers, under the direction of Ms. Kenshela Williams, Rev.
Mattie W. Freeman and Bishop Chavers will deliver the message; and
Brother Germain Williams will be guest soloist.

Sisters United in Faith
to Present "Sister's Day"
Former News Anchor at Channel 4, Joyce Morgan will be featured at
"Sister's Day" on Saturday, April 29th at the Sydner National Guard
Armory, 9900 Normandy Blvd. "Sister's Day will be fun, fellowship and
inspiration featuring local artists and area vendors. The community is
invited to come and network, and make new contacts in an atmosphere of
inspirational sisterhood and unique fellowship. There will also be a grand
prize drawing. For more information, please call (904) 908-5867 or 997-
0458.


Love of Christ Community Church
to Hold "Open-Mic Poetry Night"
The Love of Christ Community Church, 1481 East 16th Street, invites
you to share the gospel of the Lord thru the artistry of poetry at 6 p.m. on
Saturday, April 28, 2006, and the last Saturday of each month. If you write
or just enjoy the Spoken Word, this is an event that you do not want to
miss. For information, call (904) 703-6585.

Dayspring Baptist Summer Camp
Dayspring Baptist Church, 5654 Dunn Ave.,; will offer an extended AM
& PM "Emo Fun Summer Day Camp", June 5 July 28,2006, for children,
5-14 years of age. There are a limited number of spaces. For more infor-
mation, please call (904) 764-0303.

First AME of Palm Coast to Host
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
The Master's Mighty Men of First AME Church of Palm Coast, 91 Old
Kings Road North, Palm Coast, Rev. Dr. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor; will
host their Men's Fellowship Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 22,
2006. For reservations and information, call (386) 446-5759.

Love of Christ Community Church
Presents "Whaling Women Conference"
Calling all women of God! Prophetess Bradi Beasley and Natasha
Oquendo, are coming to Jacksonville, for a FREE 2-Day Women's
Conference, Friday and Saturday, with services at 7 p.m. on Friday, April
21st; and at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd; at the Love of Christ
Community Church, 1481 East 16th Street, Jacksonville. The theme:
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CandleJlgh Sevc of me ae 9:i 7.1I/-1. I r u ro o aenness, mere is power. .....omen rom an.
Candlelight Service of Remembrance denominations and ministries are invited to find out about travailing and
A "Candlelight Service of Remembrance" will be held on Thursday, getting to the next level in Christ. To reserve your space, please call (904)
April 27, 2006, from 3 4:30 p.m., at the Potter's House Christian 703-6585.
Fellowship Church, 5732 Normandy Blvd. Community Hospice and
Hardage Giddens invite you to celebrate the memory of those you have M other's Day Breakfast 2006
lost during this past year. You are invited to bring a picture or memento of
your loved one to display on the Memory -Table,. at this spiritual program I 0can frd a iruou woman? St. Andrew AME Church is sponsor-
of liturgy, music-and candlelight. Pleage'cfll"(904) 407-6183;toregister, ing, their's Day Breakfast at S.a.. on,.at ,,a. 3th at The
by Monday, April 24th. Village Inn Restaurant, 200 Third Street. Neptune Beach. For reserva-
tions, please call Dr. Vallie M. Hollway at (904) 249-7624.


Seeking the

lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19-20


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8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30-7 p.m.

FREE TUTORING FOR YOUTH IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE, HIS-
TORY AND MATH TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6:30 8 P.M.


.The doors or Macedonia age alyidYpen,. 1op an' *d yor famalny, I" we':may be of. ,y sIstiancto ;;:
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Evangel Temple Assembly of God

CONCERT
Clay & R]enee Crosse
Sunday April 23rd
8:15 am. & 10:30 am.
3 Time Dove Award Winner
Central Campus
(Lane Avenue & I-10)
6:00 p.m.-- Revival Service
Pastor Garrt arid Kimn \ i32iss

New Southwest Campus
Hwy 218 aci huom Wilkinson Jr. High
Clay County April 9th
Sunday School 9.45 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 anm.
Thursday Night Revival Service 7:30 p.m.

5755 Ramona Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32205

904-781-9393
Website: www.evangeltempleag.org Email: evangeljax@comcast.net Pastor Cecil and Pauline Wiggins
10:45 a.m. Service Interpreted for the Deaf



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



SWeekly Services


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 Word from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel


Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle atMidday"
12 noon-1 p.m.
Dinner and Bible Study
at 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


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Senior Pastor


Radio Ministry
WCGL 1360 AM
Thursday 8:15 -8:45 am.
AM 1400 Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.
TV Ministry
WTLV Channel 12
Sunday Mornings at 6:30 a.m.


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subtle. Centuries old and more pc
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Shrimp-in-Shell
on the Barbie
Makes 4 servings
1 pound fresh or thawed large
shrimp or prawns (21 to 25 count),
unpeeled
2/3 cup Kikkoman Toasted Sesame
or Honey Mustard Quick & Easy
Marinade
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
root
4 (12-inch) metal or bamboo
skewers*
Leaving shell on, devein shrimp.
Combine next 2 ingredients;
remove and reserve 2 tablespoons
mixture. Pour remaining mixture
over shrimp in large plastic food
storage bag. Press air out of bag;
close top securely. Turn bag over
several times to coat pieces well.
Marinate 20 minutes, turning over
once.
Thread shrimp on skewers, leaving
space between pieces; discard mari-
nade. Place skewers on grill over
hot coals. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on
each side, or until shrimp turn pink,
brushing once with reserved mari-
nade mixture.
*Soak bamboo skewers in water 30
minutes to prevent burning.

Grilled Marinated Steaks
& Summer Vegetables
Makes 2 to 3 servings
2 large zucchini
2 boneless beef rib-eye steaks,
each about 1 inch thick
2 medium-size red or yellow bell
peppers, quartered
3/4 cup Kikkoman Roasted Garlic
& Herbs Quick & Easy
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with teriyaki cook, the ,sugars
caramelize, becoming even richer and
deeper in flavor and sizzling aroma.
And then, of course, there's "the glaze
effect." Those caramelizing sugars cause
teriyaki to thicken and take on a beauti-
ful sheen in fact, the name "teriyaki"
comes from the Japanese words for lus-
ter (teri) and broil (yaki).
With its mouthwatering flavor, sweet-
savory appeal and appetizing glazed
appearance, it's no wonder teriyaki is
one of America's best loved grilling
sauces. And for more than 30 years, one
company has made teriyaki both easy
and exciting for home cooks all over the
United States. Kikkoman introduced the


wise into quarters. Place in large
plastic food storage bag with next 2
ingredients; pour in marinade. Press
air out of bag; close top securely.
Turn bag over several times to coat
all pieces well. Marinate 20 min-
utes, turning bag over once.
Grill steaks and vegetables over
hot coals 8 to 10 minutes (for medi-
um-rare), turning pieces over once
and brushing steaks with additional
fresh marinade.

Grillin' Teriyaki
Lamb Chops
Makes 4 servings
2/3 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki
Marinade & Sauce
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves,
crumbled
4 lamb shoulder arm or blade
chops, each about 3/4 to 1 inch
thick
Combine first 3 ingredients;
remove and reserve 2 tablespoons
mixture. Pour remaining mixture
over lamb in large plastic food stor-
age bag. Press air out of bag; close
top securely. Turn bag over several
times to coat lamb well. Refrigerate
1 hour, turning bag over once.
Place lamb on grill 4 to 5 inches
from hot coals. Cook 6 to 7 minutes
on each side (for medium-rare), or
to desired doneness, brushing occa-
sionally with reserved sauce mix-
ture.

Glazed Teriyaki
Pork Tenderloins
Makes 4 to 6 servings
2 pork tenderloins, about
1 pound each
3/4 cup Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste


nation's first bottled teriyaki marinade
and sauce the product we've all come to
think of as the definitive teriyaki.
Today, Kikkoman offers nine teriyaki
products from the original Teriyaki
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1 tablespoon finely grated onion
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves,
crumbled
Butterfly pork lengthwise, being
careful not to cut all the way
through; press open to flatten.
Combine remaining ingredients;
brush both sides of each tenderloin
with mixture.
Place tenderloins on grill 4 to 5
inches from hot coals. Cook 18 to
20 minutes, or until meat ther-
mometer inserted into thickest part
registers 155F, turning over and
brushing frequently with mixture.
Remove from grill and let stand 5
minutes before slicing.

Rosemary-Garlic
Chicken
Makes 4 servings
2/3 cup Kikkoman Roasted Garlic
Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
1/4 cup dry red wine
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves,
crushed
4 boneless, skinless chickenbreast
halves
Combine first 3 ingredients;
remove and reserve 3 tablespoons
mixture. Pour remaining mixture
over chicken in large plastic food
storage bag. Press air out of bag;
close top securely. Turn bag over
several times to coat chicken.
Refrigerate 1 hour, turning bag over
once.
Place chicken on grill 4 to 5 inch-
es from hot coals. Cook 12 to 15
minutes, or until chicken is no
longer pink in center, turning over
and brushing occasionally with
reserved sauce mixture.


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But the sauces also blend beautifully
with other seasonings and flavors, mak-
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Asian-style dishes to Mexican, Italian or
down-home American just by adding a
few ingredients from your pantry.


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amazed at how much flavor teriyaki
brings to the party and you might even
be inspired to create a few easy teriyaki
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Why 7 Deadly Diseases Strike Blacks Most al


Several deadly diseases strike
black Americans harder and more
often than they do white
Americans.
Fighting back means genetic
research. It means changing the
system for testing new drugs. It
means improving health education.
It means overcoming disparities in
health care. It means investments
targeted to the health of black
Americans. And the evidence so far
indicates that these investments
will pay health dividends not just
for racial minorities, but for every-
one.
Yet we're closer to the beginning
of the fight than to the end. Some
numbers:
Diabetes is 60% more common
in black Americans than in white
Americans. Blacks are up to 2.5
times more likely to suffer a limb
amputation and up to 5.6 times
more likely to suffer kidney disease
than other people with diabetes.
African-Americans are three
times more likely to die of asthma


than white Americans.
Deaths from lung scarring --
sarcoidosis -- are 16 times more
common among blacks than
among whites. The disease recently
killed former NFL star Reggie
White at age 43.
Despite lower tobacco exposure,
black men are 50% more likely
than white men to get lung can-
cer.
Strokes kill 4 times more 35- to
54-year-old black Americans
than white Americans. Blacks
have nearly twice the first-time
stroke risk of whites.
Blacks develop high blood pres-
sure earlier in life -- and with
much higher blood pressure levels -
- than whites. Nearly 42% of black
men and more than 45% of black
women aged 20 and older have
high blood pressure.
Cancer treatment is equally suc-
cessful for all races. Yet black men
have a 40% higher cancer death
rate than white men. African-
American women have a 20%


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higher cancer death rate than white
women.
Why?
Genes definitely play a role. So
does the environment in which
people live, socioeconomic status -
- and, yes, racism, says Clyde W.
Yancy, MD, associate dean of clin-
ical affairs and medical director for
heart failure/transplantation at the
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center.
Yancy says that all humans have
the same physiology, are vulnera-
ble- to the same illnesses, and
respond to the same medicines.
Naturally, diseases and responses
to treatment do vary from person to
person. But, he says, there are
unique issues that affect black
Americans.
"We must recognize there are
some arbitrary issues that are pres-
ent in the way we practice medicine
and dole out health care," Yancy
tells said. "It forces us to think very
carefully about the very volatile
issue of race and what race means.
At the end of the day, all of us
acknowledge that race is a very
poor physiological construct. Race
is a placeholder for something else.
That something is less likely to be
genetic. It is more likely to have to
do with socioeconomics and politi-
cal issues of bias as well as physio-
logic and genetic issues that go into
that same bucket. Some racial dif-
ferences are more nuances. But
there are issues of disparity and
there are issues relative to racism
that operate in a very broad con-
text."
Like Yancy, LeRoy M. Graham
Jr., MD, says the time is ripe for
Americans to come to grips with
these issues. Graham, a pediatric
lung expert, serves on the
American Lung Association's
board of directors, is associate clin-
ical professor of pediatrics at
Morehouse School of Medicine in


Atlanta, and serves as staff physi-
cian for Children's Healthcare of
Atlanta.
"I just think we as physicians need
to get more impassioned," Graham
said. "There are health disparities.
There are things that may have
more sinister origins in institution-
alized racism. But we as doctors
need to spend more time recogniz-
ing these disparities and addressing
them -- together with our patients -
- on a very individual level."
Black Americans and Sickle
Cell Anemia
It's no surprise that sickle cell ane-
mia affects African-Americans far
more than it does white Americans.
This, clearly, is a genetic disease
that has little to do with the envi-
ronment. Yet even here -- with a
killer disease -- social and political
issues come into play.
Graham notes that the cause of
sickle cell anemia has been known
since the 1950s. But for many gen-
erations, he says, sickle cell anemia
has not had the funding and
research attention it deserves.
"If you look at the time and atten-
tion devoted to sickle cell anemia,
it pales when compared to cystic
fibrosis and other genetic dis-
eases," Graham says. "There are
actually more Americans with sick-
le cell disease than with cystic
fibrosis -- 65,000 to 80,000 versus
35,000 to 40,000 -- but the amount
of money spent on cystic fibrosis
research outstrips sickle cell ane-
mia by many fold. This is a shame
on the medical research arm of our
nation."
To its credit, Graham says, the
National Institutes of Health is
changing this situation. One reason
for this change -- as research into
lung disease, heart disease, and dia-
betes shows -- is the growing real-
ization that the health of black
Americans isn't a racial issue but a
human issue.


Interracial couples are even becoming popular in Hollywood.
Paparazzi are always anxious to catch shots of David Bowies and his
wife Iman or model heidi Klume and her husband Seal.


More than one-fifth of all
American adults (22%) say that
they have a close relative who is
married to someone of a different
race, according to a new Pew
Research Center survey. That
degree of familiarity with -- and
proximity to -- interracial marriage
is the latest milestone in what has
been a sweeping change in behav-
iors and attitudes concerning inter-
racial relationships over the past
several decades. Until 1967, when a
U.S. Supreme Court ruling in
Loving v. Virginia struck down the
last of the anti-miscegenation laws
in this country, interracial marriage
had been illegal in 16 states and
was widely considered a social
taboo. Since then interracial mar-
riage in this country has evolved
from nearly non-existent to merely
atypical.
In 1970, fewer than one percent of
all married couples were made up
of spouses of a different race; by
2000 that figure had grown to just
over 5%, according to an analysis
of U.S. Census Bureau. At the same


time, attitudes toward,, interracial
relationships have also grown more
tolerant. In 2003, more than three-
quarters of all adults (77%) said it
is "all right for blacks and whites to
date each other," up from 48% who
felt this way in 1987, according to
Pew Research Center surveys.
Acceptance of interracial dating is
greatest among the young. In sur-
veys conducted in 2002 and 2003,
fully 91% of Gen Y respondents
born after 1976 said that interracial
dating is acceptable, compared with
50% of the oldest generation (those
reaching adulthood during WWII)
who expressed this view. Also,
Blacks (91%) and Hispanics (90%)
are more accepting of interracial
dating than are non-Hispanic
whites (71%). Blacks (37%) are
twice as likely as whites (17%) to
have an immediate family member
in an interracial marriage, while
Hispanics (27%) fall in the middle
of those two groups. More western-
ers (28%) say they have a close rel-
ative in an interracial marriage.


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the Free Press Files


Over the past twenty years, many people, places and events have graced the Free Press pages. Join us as we glimpse
back at some of the events that helped shape our newspaper into the publication that it is today.
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Miss padrica Mendez (center) accepts the Pinnacle award from
Bethune-Cookman College Board of Trustees Chairman Dr. Wendell
Holmes (left) and B-CC president (now EWC president) Oswald
Bronson in celebration of the college's 20th anniversary.

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Who can forget this 1996 photo of the Million Man March. This pic-
ture was taken by Charles Griggs at the D.C. event.


As neophyte Council members, Reggie Fullwood (1) and Pat Lockett
Felder jointly launched a Senior Citizen's party giving tens of thou-
sands of dollars of gifts away to their district's seniors. Shown above
are the two with one of the attendees, centurion Leota Davis (middle).


Clergy have always led the way in civil rights struggles in our com-
munity and beyond. Shown above are ministers and contractors pick-
eting the new Adams Mark Hotel. Leading the way is contractor
James McDuffie and Rev. James Sampson.


Before hosting his own talk show, author Tavis Smiley stopped into
Jacksonville to speak and sign a few autographs. Shown above in the
1990s photo is Marya Randolph of Al-mar Heritage House which
sponsored the signing, Smiley, Pat Rollison and Charlene Taylor Hill.


.After a loqngand arduops battle. American beach finally received it's
long overdue historic landmark dedication. Sh ni above in this 1999
photo are two individuals who were pivotal in the fight, American
Beach homeowner Ruth Waters and the late MaVynee "Beach Lady"
Betsch.


The Archons of the prestigious Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity are shown
above at their annual Christmas party. Included in the photo are
members Bernard Gregory, Dr. Ezekiel Bryant, Ronnie Belton, Dr.
Chester Aikens, Dr. Orrin Mitchell and Willard Payne.


A 1997 tornado ripped through Jacksonville's river front communi-
ties and along it's path took out the steeple of Shiloh Metropolitan
Baptist Church. The tornadoes affected over 60 homes causing mas-
sive power outages, closed streets and traffic accidents.


Civic and professional leaders in addition to former longtime neigh-
bors Dr. Ezekiel Bryant and Sollie Mitchell. Together their resume
includes Fla jax, Masons and Alpha phi Alpha.


The Simmons family is shown above welcoming home their daugh-
ter and sister Jolita Simmons Johnson (far right) back to the city from
Lawrenceville, Virginia.. Shown above (L-R) are Dr. Charles Simmons
and parents Mr. & Mrs. Charles Simmons The family attended the
Alpha Phi Alpha Founders Day event together.


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Dr. William Scott Jr. in this circa 1980's photo greets the audience at
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City Holding
Open Casting Call
The city is recruiting volunteers
ages 5 and up to appear in an adver-
tising campaign promoting
JaxParks, Jacksonville's park sys-
tem. They will be holding an open
casting call on Saturday, April 22,
at Cuba Hunter Park from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. The park is located at 3620
Bedford Road off of Emerson
Street. The first 250 people to sign
up will be photographed and video-
taped in an audition process.
Selected individuals will appear in
billboards, print advertising and tel-
evision commercials highlighting
all that Jacksonville's park system
has to offer.Call 630-CITY for more
information.

When the Gourd
Speaks: Gourd Arts
and Craft Workshop
The Ritz Theater will host a work-
shop on the Gourd on Saturday,
April 22, 10a.m. 2 p.m.Explore
the amazing possibilities of gourds
in a hands-on workshop in the art of
decorative gourds. Participants
learn to paint, burn or carve gourds,
as well as how to grow them. Ages
7+. Advance registration required
for more info call 632-5555.

Ponte Vedra
Arts Festival
The 12th Annual Ponte Vedra
Beach Art Festival will bring more
than 150 artists from throughout the
country to Sawgrass Village on
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday,
April 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy a wide variety of
art created in different mediums
ind dlig sculptures, hand-crafted
fine jewelry, pottery, original paint-
ings and photography. All works on
exhibit are original and one-of-a-
kind pieces ranging from $15 to
$20,000. Sawgrass Village is locat-
ed on AIA, south of J. Turner
Butler Blvd. The event is free and


open to the public. For more infor-
mation call (954) 472-3755.

Millions More
Movement Health Fair
The Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee for the Millions More
Movement is sponsoring 'a free
community health fair'. On
Saturday, April 22, 2006, from
10:00 a.m. 4:00p.m. at Emmett
Reed Community Center located on
the comer of 6th and Payne Street,
participants will be exposed to a
variety of information and free tests
all done by health care profession-
als. For more information call 904-
355-9395 or e-Mail:axn@bell-
south.net

Girls Only Career Fair
Girl Scouts Inc. will be holding a
"Girls Only" Career Fair on
Saturday, April 22, 2006 from 10
a.m. 2 p.m at Fidelity National
Financial, 601 Riverside Avenue.
The Fair is for young ladies looking
for a summer internship or commu-
nity service hours, want to scope
out potential employers or those
just trying to decide what kind of
career they want in the future. The
targeted age range are girls age 14 -
18. A variety of careers will be rep-
resented. There will also be work-
shops on how to dress for success,
develop your resume, make a great
first impression and interview for a
job. To register or for more infor-
mation call 388-4653, ext. 1149.

Journey to Womanhood
Scholarship Luncheon
The Journey Into Womanhood
Second Annual Scholarship
Banquet & Silent Auction will be
held on Saturday, April 22, 2006
beginning with a Reception and
Silent Auction from 1 -2 p.m. at the
Deercreek Country Club. The
Luncheon guest speaker on the
topic of a personal journey into
womanhood from: Carol


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Alexander, Executive Director of BB King in Concert
the Ritz Theater & La Villa The legendary B. B. KING,
Museum and Whitney Murray, America's undisputed King of the
College Student For tickets or Blues will be in concert on
information call (904) 268-8287. Tuesday, April 25th at 8PM. For
more information call the Florida


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Women Crossing
the Color Lines
From education to business and
industry, the work of women has
changed conditions for the better in
the Black community. This program
highlights the contributions that
women made to Jacksonville in the
face of racism and sexism. It will
take place at the Clara White
Mission, 613 W. Ashley Street on
Saturday, April 22nd at 1 p.m.

Reading Volunteer
Tutor Training
Learn to Read is currently prepar-
ing volunteers to tutor in the
Jacksonville Reads Adult Literacy
Program. 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, from 9:00 a.m. 3 p.m. at
the LTR Headquarters, 917
Children's way in San Marco.
Registration is required. For more
info call 399-8894.

Raines Class of 1971
The William Raines Class of 1973
is calling all of their classmates
desiring to work on the steering
committee for the 35th Class
reunion to attend a meeting on
Sunday, April 23rd from 4 5:30
p.m. at the Downtown main
Library. The meeting will be held in
the G-4 Conference Level Meeting
Room. For more information call
406-2996 or 725-2157.

Annual Queen Contest
The members of the Hattie C.
Dandridge Grand Guild of the State
of Florida invite the public to attend
the Annual Queen Contest on
Sunday, April 23rd, 7:30 p.m. at
410 Broad Street. Special guests
will include the Simpson United
Memorial Methodist Church Praise
Dancers and vocalist Sharon
McLendon. Admission is free and
dinner will be served.


Auditorium April 28 May
n the weekend only. Based
he book by Michael
.gham, Crowns is a soul stir-
ibute to the unique cultural
aenon that fuses faith with
n and celebrated African-
can women and their church
howtimes are Fridays at 8:00
Saturday at 2:00 p.m and 8
id Sunday at 3:00 p.m. For
call the Stage Aurora Box
at 765-7373.

Tyler Perry
Book Signing
le in town performing in his
lit play, Tyler Perry will be
g his first book, "Don't Make
[an Take Off Her Earrings"
ng the famous quips of
a", the sharp tongued, world-
., pistol-packing sixty-eight-
ld grandmother Madea
ns that made Tyler famous.
coming appearance will be
turday, April 29th signing
ks A Million, Regency Park
15, Atlantic Blvd 805-0004.

Chuck Davis
)ance Ensemble
he Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
m will give the audience an
unity to experience the dance
ajesty of the continent of
with the Chuck Davis
n American Dance ensemble.
the beat of ancient rhythms
his dynamic ensemble, and
s the blend of artistry, ath-
i and explosive energy. The
nance will be on Saturday
29th at 7:30 p.m. For more
nation call 632-5555.
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 learn more about the organiza-
tion. For more information or to
purchase tickets, contact Nanette
Regalado at 493-7739.

Learn Landscaping
with Master Gardeners
Staffers and Master Gardeners
from the Duval County Extension
Service will present a program
about native plants in our landscape
and how they attract butterflies.
Also easy care flowers for our
warm weather and how to build a
rain garden. The forum will be held
onWednesday, May 3, 2006, 10
a.m.- 1 p.m. at the Mandarin
Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road
There will be garden tours and "liv-
ing" door prizes. Call to register
387-8850.
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with Sinbad p.m. ar
The public is invited to see "An tickets,
Evening with Sinbad" non Office
Thursday, April 27th at the Florida
Theater. Showtime is at 8 p.m. The
performance will benefit the
Community Asthma Partnership. Wyhi
For more information, contact latest I
Jeanne Torbett at 765-7938. signing
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Madea Goes to Jail featurii
Super producer Tyler Perry will "Made,
bring his ultra funny Madea antics ly-wise
to the Jacksonville stage for year-ol
"Madea Goes to Jail". The play will Simmo
be held April 27 30 at the Times His up
Union Center for the performing on Sal
Arts. For ticket information and at Boo]
showtimes, call 353-3309. 9400-0

NAACP Sponsoring
Community Forum I
The Jacksonville NAACP using a Th
pro-active approach to working Museut
with children and families with a opporti
focus on community empower- and m
ment, will sponsor a free forum to Africa
address issues relating to a diverse Africar
range of topics including ranging Soar to
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tion, to churches community, witness
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tem The agenda is designed to help perform
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Lionel Richie Electrifies Libyans


on US Bombing Anniversary


Lisa Raye Marreis
Her Foreign
Minister
"All of Us" star LisaRaye
McCoy got married
Saturday to Dr. Michael
Misick, the Chief Minister
of the Turks & Caicos
Islands following a four-
month delay.
The sunset ceremony was held April 8 at the
Amanyara Resort on Providenciales before some 300
guests, including her sitcom co-star Dwayne Martin
and his wife, Tisha Campbell Martin, actress Jasmine
Guy and Miami rapper Trina.
The bridal party included friend Vivica A. Fox, and
LisaRaye's half-sister, rapper Da Brat (real name
Shawntae Harris).
LisaRaye, in a backless ivory wedding dress, and
Misick, sporting a black-and-white tuxedo, exchanged
vows in an outdoor ceremony on the island's northwest
point. Among the groom's men: Randy Jackson of the
Jackson Five and Bahamas Minister of Tourism Obie
Wilchcombe, who was the best man.
The couple, who met in 2005 at the Trumpet Awards
in Atlanta, had an original wedding date of Dec. 28,
2005, but postponed the ceremony citing "readiness of
the venue, and holiday travel limitations."
LisaRaye recently flew more than 35 cast and crew
members from "All of Us" to Turks and Caicos for the
wrap party of their second season. Two weeks ago, the
bride had a wedding shower that included a sleepover,
bridal shower and brunch.


Oprah: No Shame in Money
*Who said that people with obscene amounts of
money should feel guilty about it? Certainly not Oprah
Winfrey, the billionaire talk show queen who has used
much of her abundance to fund various charities in the
United States and Africa.
But her philanthropy are not the reason she feels at
peace with being rich. The talk show host explained her
stance in Baltimore, Maryland Monday at a fundraiser
for Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.
"I was coming back from Africa on one of my trips,"
she told the audience. "I had taken
one of my wealthy friends with
me. She said, 'Don't you just feel
guilty? Don't you just feel terri-
ble?' I said, 'No, I don't. I do not
know how me being destitute is
going to help them.' Then I said
when we got home, 'I'm going
home to sleep on my Pratesi sheets
right now and I'll feel good about it.'"
"I have lots of things, like all these Manolo
Blahniks," she added. "I have all that and I think it's
great. I'm not one of those people like, 'Well, we must
renounce ourselves.' No, I have a closet full of shoes
and it's a good thing."
Winfrey, 52, was on hand at the school to talk about
an academy for girls that she's building in South Africa.
"I want to offer opportunities to girls who have noth-
ing but the will to learn," she. said. "I'm going to be
opening my school on January 2, and it will be one of
the great days of my life to see 450 girls, most of them
orphans who would not have had the opportunity for
education in their lives, come to school."


U.S. singer Lionel Richie (L) sings with Dominique Balouki of Togo
in front of the ruined home of Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi in the
Libyan capital of Tripoli April 14, 2006. With Gaddafi's home as a
backdrop, Richie jived and rocked for an adoring Libyan audience in
a concert to mark the 20th anniversary of a U.S. raid on the North


African country.
"Libya I love you, I'll be back,"
Grammy-winning singer Lionel
Richie told an audience of fans and
more than 1,000 senior Libyan offi-
cials and diplomats during a concert
held Saturday in the country.
The event marked the 20th
anniversary of a U.S. raid on the
North African country, and took
place in front of the bombed-out
home of its former leader,
Muammar Gaddafi.


On April 15, 1986, U.S. forces
bombed Tripoli and Benghazi in
retaliation for what then President
Ronald Reagan called Libyan com-
plicity in the bombing of a dis-
cotheque in Berlin a month earlier -
in which three people, including a
U.S. serviceman, were killed. The
event marked one of the lowest
points in the decades Libya spent
being viewed as an outlaw state that
supported terrorism.


According to Reuters, organiz-
ers recruited Richie in hopes that
his worldwide star power would
underscore the sincerity of Libya's
three-year-old attempt to make
good with the outside world, bury
past enmities and promote a mes-
sage of goodwill.
Richie brought the house down
with a menu of his greatest hits.
Reuters reports: "Radiating charm
and wit, [he] brought the soberly
dressed audience repeatedly to its
feet. He won laughs when he joked
that some in the audience knew the
words to his songs better than he
did, and drew shouts of 'thank you'
and 'we love you' from some in the
crowd."
Gaddafi's ruined home was kept
in its ravaged state to memorialize
the overnight attack in which an
estimated 40 people were killed,
including Gaddafi's adopted daugh-
ter Hanna. The concert was named
"Hanna Peace Day" in honor of the
child, one of several infants killed
in the strike.
The event ended with a group of
children dressed as angels standing
on a balcony of the house and wav-
ing candles as they sang along to a
recording of the U.S. humanitarian
pop anthem "We are the world."


Charlie Wilson: The Gap Band, Cocaine, His Wife, and His Music


By. Solomonn n-ieoaba Enms
Really, the Gap Band are members
of the primacy of R&B/Funk inno-
vators. Three black men out of
Tulsa, OK took us by storm they
knocked us out!
We have loved their music, their
modernism, and their lyrics for
years. C'mon, their songs's hooks
have become a hip part of our ver-
nacular. Oops Upside Your Head,("I
Don't Believe You Want to Get up
and Dance,") and "You Dropped a
Bomb on Me." Ronnie, Robert, and
Charlie Wilson, their impression on
us, simply: "Outstanding."
Charlie Wilson, and his brothers
formed what was originally the
Greenwood, Archer, and Pine
Streets Band; their derivational
name represented the Black busi-
ness district in Tulsa, OK. The
young artists soon found out that
printing such a long name required
too much space, so they were forced
to decrease the amount of letters.
That reality coupled with a typo-
graphical error resulted in fertile
soil for their new name: GAP Band,
to take hold as securely as the
Oklahoma Rose.
Their early years were spent tour-
ing all over Oklahoma performing
in country clubs, country saloons,
juke joints, supper clubs you name
it, chances are they did it. They
were a hard-working, young, ener-
getic group and all were mere
teenagers when they started,
teenagers with matchless, mar-
velous talents. Their study and mas-
tery of instruments span the spec-
trum; the Wilson brothers are meri-
toriously learned in the performance
of percussion, brass, and string
instruments.
For those who go way back with
the Gap Band, their earliest remem-
brance of their genius is the "snazzy
juke tune," "Shake." Although
"Shake" was not their debut, it was
their first chart-topper, ranking at
number four on the national R&B
chart. "Shake" is definitely the Gap
Band's spaceship, so to speak, that
they used to rise to stardom.
Yearning for Your Love
And, as the saying goes, when it
rains it pours, their first hit lead to
many more. Four of the Gap Band's
nine albums have gone platinum
many times. Their eclectic sound


attracted heavy-hitters in the indus-
try and they began touring with all-
time best selling artists, such as The
Eagles, the Rolling Stones, and
KISS. Their ability to hang with the
big boys of Rock & Roll has earned
them the title the Black Aerosmith.
Their innovative style has become
ingrained in the music industry. So
much so that, over 150 artists have
sampled their funky music, and if
you listen closely you can hear
when Madonna, George Michael,
and Tina Turner have yearned for
some of that GAP Band love.
Oops Upside His Head
Money, fame, and a devil-may-
care attitude, can sometimes lead to
big trouble. For Charlie Wilson, it
led the once choirboy, and church
band member to a life festering with
women, alcohol, and hardcore
drugs. Wilson and his brothers came
of age in their father's Pentecostal
church, however, their gift for pro-
ducing cutting edge R&B music
took them far from home, and their
attractiveness, youth, and talent
landed them in circles of people
who sought to be filled with more
than the Holy Spirit.
Although, each Wilson brother has
had his difficulty; Charlie Wilson,
eventually found himself on a path
that was leading straight to a shame-
ful and certain death. His life had
come undone, and consequently he
had no other choice than to acquire
professional help to loose him from
the life that had him bound to mis-
ery.
Mo' Better Mahin
It's fair to say, that she dropped the
bomb on the brick wall that had
become Charlie Wilson's life. He
admits to having been a stone cold
drug addict, partier, and ladies man
who had lost it all. Wilson has said,
"I wasted 12-14 years smoking
cocaine." He's been homeless, pen-
niless, and in the eyes of some in the
music industry, worthless.
Quincy Jones has stated that the
horrible thing about cocaine is that
it steals your soul; and, that is exact-
ly what happened to Charlie Wilson,
cocaine stole the soul that was his
music, and took him to the brink of
total disaster.

Enter Mahin.
We know the scene from Mo'


Better Blues: Bleeke
Gilliam (Denzel
Washington) walks to
Indigo Downes's (Joie
ee) house in the rain, and
in a moment of truth, vul-
nerability, and acceptance
Gilliam asks Downes to
save his life, to save him
from the streets, himself,
and nothingness. She
accepts, and gives him the
world unconditional
love, matrimony, and a
higher-level of manhood.
,,GLlia m....and .,Downaes.'s
storN was told from begiii-
ning to end in 130 min-
utes.
However, Wilson's life is no Spike
Lee Joint, his is a very real and har-
rowing experience that was compli-
cated by a perilous bout with that
ol' white devil cocaine (the real
white devil.) His fierce addiction
lasted more than a decade.
To date, he's been clean and sober
for eleven years, a sobriety that he
attributes largely to God, Dr. Mahin
Wilson (his wife,) and the 12-step
program. Wilson says of his wife, "I
didn't have anything, nothing! I was
in rehab. Then she came. She told
me she wouldn't let my feet hit the
ground. I didn't even know her, she
bought me a house, and furnished it.
I didn't even know who she was.
I knew she was a doctor, but I did-
n't know her. I even tried to get
away from her, but she wouldn't let
me go. She'd jump in the car with
me, rollers in her hair and all if I
was going somewhere she was
going with me. Everybody wanted
to know what she wanted with me -
I didn't have anything. But, she
stayed with me through it all. And,
that's why I call her my walking
rehab."
Wilson went on to say that after
two years of pure resistance, her
love and persistence finally won
him over, and he married her. If in
the back of your mind you're hear-
ing Gladys Knight and the Pips's
the "Best Thing That Ever
Happened To Me," you're right on
cue. When Charlie Wilson talks
about his wife Mahin and how her
love saved his life, one can't help
but understand Gladys when she
sings: "If anyone should ever write
my life story/For whatever reason
there might be/Oh, you'll be there
between each line of pain and
glory'/Cause you're the best thing
that ever happened to me."
Addicted to Your Funk
While Wilson was weathering his
storm, the youngins were coming
up. Hip-hop was taking its seed and
producing all kinds of offspring.
Artists had begun sampling like
never before. Rap artists discovered
that infusing the old with the new
was not only a surefire method of
making sure a song had a reliable,
sellable beat, it was also a means of
communicating respect and paying
homage to the artists that had paved
the way for them.


The Gap Band's music has been
hybridized into Hip-hop and Rap,
thanks to Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and
Master P. This fusing of old and
new allowed Wilson to attain a
respect that has alluded many artists
who were subjected to the same
fate, and it kept the Gap Band's
sound available to artists who
would become industry leaders.
Looking Sweeter Now
African-American adage states:
Trouble don't last always. And,
after Wilson waded the torrential
waters of his life, God opened doors
for him. Wilson said, "I had been
away for so long, and it was hard.
Finally, I hooked up with R. Kelly.
He told me not to worry about peo-
ple not wanting to hook-up with me
before, because when they found


out that he was with me, they would
come out of the woodwork, and he
was right. Everybody wanted to
work with me then."
It was only fitting that Kelly would
extend his star power to the artist
whom after he modeled his style.
Kelly has long dubbed himself as
the modem day Charlie Wilson.
Wilson teaming up with Kelly pro-
vided him a shoe-in at Jive Records,
and allowed the bigwigs at Jive to
know that Wilson was back and
open for business. "The president of
Jive Records, Barry Weiss, told me
that he has been a fan of my work
fod iyeairs, and Wayne "Williams
signed me," Wilson said. This sec-
ond chance proved to be the right
move for both Jive and Wilson.
While at Jive, Wilson has made a


new and profitable name for him-
self. His latest release, Charlie, last
name Wilson, has done extremely
well, and the listening public has
been showing up in droves to see
him perform live.
Wilson heartily thanks all of his
fans for the support that they have
shown him through the years, and
for making his return successful
beyond his wildest dreams.
Wilson still performs with his
brothers, when time permits. He
informed me that his oldest brother,
Ronnie Wilson is an evangelist and
ministers at revivals and chiurqheq
throughout the country. On his baby
brother, Robert: "I've heard a lot of
bass players, and he's still the best."
Ladies and Gentleman, the Gap
Band is still in the building.


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West Union Youth Host Easter Breakfast

The youth of West Union Baptist Church held their 1st Annual Sunrise Easter Pancake Breakfast over the spiritual holiday weekend chaired by Sandra
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