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The Jacksonville free press ( February 1, 2007 )

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"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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Tillman, who lived independently until she was
110, died Sunday night in the company of sever-
al family members.
Her four-day reign was the shortest on record,
said Robert Young, senior consultant for gerontology for Guinness World
Records.
With Tillman's death, the world's oldest person is believed to be Yone
Minagawa of Fukuoka, Japan, who is 114, Guinness said.
Tillman was deeply religious since childhood and always attributed her
longevity to God's will, friends and family members said.
Tillman was born Nov. 22, 1892, during the administration of President
Benjamin Harrison. She was born on a plantation near Gibsonville, N.C.,
where her father was born into slavery and where her parents and grand-
father were sharecroppers.

Dismissal Sought in 1964 KKK Case
The reputed Ku Klux Klansman accused in the 1964 slaying of two
black men has asked a federal judge to dismiss the charges, saying the
statute of limitations has expired.
James Ford Seale pleaded not guilty the day before the dismissal
request from his attorney to two counts of kidnapping and one count of
conspiracy.
Seale, 71, could be sentenced to up to life in prison if convicted in the
deaths of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee.
Prosecutors said Moore and Dee were seized and beaten by Klansmen,
then thrown into the Mississippi River to drown.
A second white man long suspected in the attack, reputed KKK mem-
ber Charles Marcus Edwards, 72, has not been charged, but is said to be
cooperating with authorities.
Seale and Edwards were arrested in the case in 1964. But the FBI, con-
sumed by the search for three civil rights workers who had disappeared
that summer, turned the case over to local authorities, who promptly
threw out all charges.


Volume 20 No. 46 Jacksonville, Florida February 1-7, 2007

Knowledge of Black History Can Wake Up America


February 1st is once again among
us signifying another month filled
with a bevy of activities dedicated
to Black culture and history. Many
still ask, "Do we still need a Black
History Month?" The question itself
sounds redundant. How many times


can you hear about George
Washington Carver, Harriet
Tubman, Frederick Douglass, etc.
and the other myriad of African-
American Heroes and Sheroes?
Obviously not enough.
With Jacksonville being the 'mur-


.'- '"

Millions More Love Flows Abundantly Shown above
are MMM members James and Joyce Muhammad organizing clothes at a
recent clothing give-a-way. Anyone in need was able to come and get what
they needed at the free event that inspired passer bys and onlookers to give
of their hearts. For more on the event, see page 5. Andre XPhoto


der capital of the state" and heinous
activities still plaguing Black
America, the idea that yes "suc-
cess does run in our race" is obvi-
ously not instilled in the masses.
The historical relevance of Blacks
helping out their less fortunate is all


but gone with the exception of a
faithful few as the great divide
between the haves and the have-
nots grow wider and wider.
"Yes the murder rate is bad,"
began one Free Press reader who -
continued on page 13


Civil Rights Fighter Writing Tell

All on Controversial Decade in Jax


By Cristin Wilson
While many of us would be hard
pressed to recall any details from
our eighth grade American History
class, Rodney Hurst remembers
his well.
His teacher, Jacksonville Civil
Rights Pioneer Rutledge Pearson
was near and dear to Jacksonville's
Black History. During the torrid
times of the 60s, he also served as
the adviser of the NAACP Youth
Council.
With Pearson at the helm, class-
room lessons extended far beyond
the binders of their textbooks.
Without hesitation, Hurst recalls
the words that changed the course
of his life, "Freedom is not free".
Now decades after lunch coun-
ters, schools, and neighborhoods


have integrated,
Hurst is telling
his story. He said
he is inspired to
share his account
of the tumultuous
late fifties and
violent sixties
because many
history books Hurst
don't tell the true story of
Jacksonville's civil right's move-
ment.
"Its history, and its history that
has not been told," said Hurst.
One of the many chapters of the
book will be on Ax Handle
Saturday which is also the book's
alternate book title.
This infamous event in our city's
dark Continued on page 3


FAMU Kappas Receive Two Year Sentences for Hazing


Tallahassee Hazing, an outspo-
ken fraternal ritual practiced on
potential members received a seri-
ous blow this week with the sen-
tencing of two members of Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity who were stu-
dents at Florida A&M University..
The two frat brothers both received
two-year prison terms this week
from a judge who said she wanted
to send a message with the state's
first prosecution under a felony
hazing law.
Florida A&M University students
Michael Morton, 23, of Fort
Lauderdale, and Jason Harris, 25, of
Jacksonville, were led from the
courtroom in handcuffs, as was
Harris' lawyer, Richard Keith Alan
II, who was charged with indirect
criminal contempt.


20, of Decatur, Ga., with a wooden
cane so severely during four nights
of hazing that he had to undergo
surgery on his buttocks.
Harris was convicted of partici-
pating by encouraging Jones to bear
up under the beatings and reviving
him with water after he passed out
so he could go back for more pun-
ishment.
Judge Kathleen Dekker did not
explain her decision to charge Alan
with contempt of court, but he often
argued with her rulings, even after
the decisions were made.
She said she imposed a two-year
sentence on the fraternity members
to deter others.
"I want to save the victims who
will quietly go along because they
want Continued on page 5


2nd Annual Onyx Awards Highlight Community's Best


Shown above at the Onyx Awards are winners (L-R) Conrad Lewis, John Demps, Helen Jackson, Vera Cruse, Rev. Rudolph McKissick, Sr.,
Rita Perry, Delores Barr Weaver and Bernard Wilkes Jr. The Northeast Florida Onyx Awards were held this weekend at the Hyatt Hotel lauding suc-
cess in respective areas. Community leaders, live entertainment, red carpet interviews and a grand reception continued the gala event's festive occasion
for a second straight year celebrating excellence. For photo highlights and a complete synopsis of the event of the event, see page 9. R. Silver Photo
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remarks before they are sentenced in the Florida A&M hazing trial.
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Leadership Through Effective
Networking Do It Right Or Fail

I've been saying this for years, now the prestigious*Harvard
Business Review weighs in on this critical subject: To be a leader is
to understand that you must transcend being good at just functional
and analytical (or problem solving) tasks.
You must be able to build relationships that enable you to create a
fabric of personal contacts that will provide you support, feedback,
insight, resources, and information. That's called networking!
Leaders are great networkers and can work effectively with a diverse
array of people. We all must become leaders. To that end we must
simultaneously learn three types of networking:
Operational Networking -The group of people we can depend on to
make things happen. It's the quality of relationships -- the rapport and
mutual trust -- that gives an operational network its power.
Personal Networking Links with people with whom we have some-
thing common. This is done through professional associations, alum-
ni groups, clubs and personal interests communities. These contacts
provide important referrals, information and often-developmental
support such as coaching and mentoring.
Strategic Networking The key to a good strategic network is lever-
age: the ability to marshal information, support and resources from
one sector of a network to achieve results in another. Strategic net-
workers don't just influence their relational environment; they shape
it in their own image by moving and hiring subordinates, changing
suppliers and source financing, lobbying to place allies in peer posi-
tions, and even restructuring their boards to create networks favorable
to their business goals.
Bottom Line: Leaders understand the alternative to effective net-
working is to fail. You simply will not reach a leadership position or
you will not succeed at leadership without effective networking skills.


Free Class Helps Participants to

Realize Financial Goals in 2007
A free seminar, Effective Strategies for Personal Financial Management,
is set for Tuesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Mandarin Regional
Library, 3330 Kori Rd. Many people make resolutions to get out of debt
or save more money. This workshop will help them go about it in an
organized way. Participants will set SMART goals, benchmark their cred-
it use, and find ways to stop money leaks.
For more information call 904-387-8850


Six Local Chambers of

Commerce Officially Unite


The Greater Jacksonville
Chambers of Commerce Alliance
officially united this week in a cer-
emonial agreement signed before
Mayor John Peyton.
The Alliance is comprised of the
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of
Commerce, First Coast African
American Chamber of Commerce,
First Coast Asian-American
Chamber of Commerce, First Coast
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce,
Indo-U.S. Chamber of Commerce
of Northeast Florida and the U.S.
Small Business Administration.
The partnership designed to be a
unifying force among
Jacksonville's business community
as well as provide opportunities and
services that connect and benefit
the group's collective membership.
"The chambers are in agreement
that creating a partnership of the
region's diverse chambers will
strengthen the greater Jacksonville
economy and take our city to the
next level," said Glenda
Washington, senior director of the
Chamber's Economic Inclusion
department.
The Alliance has three primary
goals:
Act as a catalyst for First Coast
economic development by develop-


ing long-term, mutually beneficial
relationships with corporations,
businesses, governmental agencies
and other business organizations;
- Gain access to decision-makers,
community stakeholders and gov-
ernment agencies on behalf of
member chambers;
- Provide outreach, education and
advocacy to address issues that
impact the growing diversity and
cultural differences in the region.
"Through this partnership we'll
provide joint programming to intro-
duce women-owned and minority-
owned businesses to more opportu-
nities in the greater Jacksonville
area."said Susan Hamilton, co-
chair of the Chamber's Diversity
and Inclusion task force.
The chambers were initially
brought together for the U.S. Small
Business Administration and NFL
"Minority Leaders of Tomorrow"
event in February 2005 prior to the
Super Bowl. The group received a
$25,000 from the NFL to be used
for bringing Jacksonville's commu-
nity together in a business-friendly
cause.Chamber leaders prepared
for the union with a retreat this
summer where they strengthened
relationships and created their
strategic plan.


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Shown above is Dinah Mason, the City of Jacksonville Ombudsman, Cleve Warren, president of Essential
Capital, and Carlos and Fadia MgGhee, the owners of Mc-N-Law Trucking.
Local Minority Company Reaps Benefits of City Contracts
Mc-N-Law Trucking, participants in the Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business (JSEB) program, were
recently awarded the largest amount ever given to a JSEB Company with a loan from Essential Capital. The pro-
gram helps small businesses compete for city contracts while building their company's reputation and credit at the
same time. The loan will assist the husband and wife owned trucking company in fulfilling their duties awarded
in the BJP Kernan Blvd. Project of performing hauling services. Essential Capital was hired by the City of
Jacksonville to be the underwriter for loans given to business that are part of the program. Following a revision
of their business plan, the eleven year old company was granted the $150,000 low interest loan.


HotMojo.com
Announces $1.99
Domain Names
and $4.99 Web Sites
There is a digital divide between
Black-owned businesses and
White-owned businesses. Closing
that divide will mean a more pros-
perous Black America. That's why
HotMojo.com one of the nation's
largest Black-owned domain name
and web site services company -
has decided to provide businesses,
organizations and individuals with
domain names for just $1.99 each
and web sites for only $4.99 per
month.
Darryl L. Mobley, HotMojo.com's
CEO stated, "This new pricing
allows us to give everyone an
opportunity to take advantage of
the web. It's like owning real estate.
We want to break down the barriers
to using the web."
HotMojo.com is also providing
free web hosting and email servic-
es with each domain.
"We added to our services and
made our pricing more attractive
because I got tired of hearing Black
business owners and individuals
saying they don't have their own
web site.. I hope that our new pric-
ing, ease of use and great services
help our people fully utilize the
internet," continued Mobley.


Choosing the Right Mortgage For You


By Jason Alderman
You'll likely face many major deci-
sions to make when you're ready to
take the homeownership plunge,
not the least of which is choosing
the right kind of mortgage for your
needs. Mortgage options used to be
fairly limited, but in recent years
new varieties have abounded.
Here are some of the more com-
mon types:
Fixed-rate mortgage. You make
the same monthly payment
throughout the term of your loan,
usually 15, 30 or even 40 years.
Shorter-term mortgages offer lower
interest rates but higher monthly
payments, so you may not be able
to afford as expensive a house.
However, over the life of the loan
you'll pay thousands of dollars less
in interest and, you'll build equity
in your home much more quickly.
Adjustable-rate mortgage
(ARM). Your interest rate and
monthly payment move up or
down, depending on how the mar-
ket index it's tied to performs.


Initially, ARM interest rates are rel-
atively low and don't change; then
the rate becomes "adjustable" and
may change at predetermined inter-
vals, depending on market condi-
tions. Warning: When rates climb,
ARM payments can rise sharply,
often by hundreds monthly.
Interest-only loan. Usually
ARMs, these loans require you to
pay only the interest portion of the
loan for a specified period often
10 years. After that, you begin pay-
ing the loan principal amount at an
accelerated rate.
Veterans Administration (VA)
loans. Designed for honorably dis-
charged, active-duty veterans, these
loans feature no down payment,
low origination fees and low inter-
est rates. To see if you qualify, go to
www.homeloans.va.gov.
Federal Housing Administration
(FHA) loans. These loans are guar-
anteed by the FHA and offer low
down payments and less-stringent
credit guidelines than conventional
loans. To learn more, go to


www.fha.gov.
Subprime mortgages. People
with damaged credit can sometimes
secure these loans, albeit at much
higher interest rates than "prime"
loans. Subprime rates and terms
vary widely because lenders weigh
credit risk differently, so if you fall
into this category, comparison shop
- and do everything you can to
improve your credit score so you
can refinance later at a better rate.
Jumbo mortgage. If you need to
borrow more than $417,000 to buy
your home (except in certain high-
er-priced areas, where the limit is
higher), you'll need a Jumbo mort-
gage; loans under that amount are
called conventional mortgages.
These dollar limits are set each year
by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
the publicly chartered corporations
that buy mortgages from lenders.
Jumbo loans typically come with
higher interest rates than conven-
tional loans.
Balloon mortgage. These loans
offer lower rates and payments for a


specified term (usually three to 10
years); then a lump-sum payment of
the principal balance becomes due.
Balloon mortgages can sometimes
be converted to fixed- or
adjustable-rate loans, but borrowers
often either sell their home or are
forced to refinance.
There are many other mortgage
variations out there. The main thing
is to find a lender you can trust,
either at a bank, credit union,
Internet lender, mortgage broker or
through your home builder or real
estate agency. Bankrate.com fea-
tures a handy guide Mortgage
Basics, including a chapter on
choosing the right type of lender
(www.bankrate.com).
Another good resource is Practical
Money Skills for Life, a free per-
sonal financial management site
sponsored by Visa USA
(www.practicalmoneyskills.com/ho
meowner). It contains a nine-step
guide to homeownership, including
preparations you should take to
qualify for financing.


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Preserve or Let Go: Debating the Fate of our Landmarks


Idle Projects

in Jacksonville
Brewster Hospital
LaVilla Row Houses
Old Stanton
A nascent movement in the South
and elsewhere to save what's left of
African-American landmarks old
cabins, hospitals, juke joints, and
schoolhouses is laboring to over-
come a host of obstacles, not least
of which is deep ambivalence
among African-Americans them-
selves about preserving places asso-
ciated with black oppression or dis-
crimination.
"A lot of times have bitter memo-
ries attached to them," says Abel
Bartley, a professor of African-
American history at Clemson
University in South Carolina. With
integration and new opportunities,
he says, blacks left behind the


places that had once been central to
African-American life. "A lot of
African-Americans areas ... lost
their significance," he says.
Unless there are written records or
a credible oral history about a site
or a structure, it can even be diffi-
cult to identify which places have a
real value to black history.
That, plus conflicting emotions
within the black community about
saving sites associated with slavery
or Jim Crow days, makes the task of
black preservation societies harder,
even as money for preservation
becomes available.
The chief difference is popular
support. Interest has been strong in
saving battlefields and other icons
of Southern culture, partly because
of their potential to attract tourist
dollars. Interest in saving remnants
of black America has been, until
lately, tepid, at best. That's partly
because of market forces, as mos-


quito-ridden swampland suddenly
turns a pretty dollar as part of
coastal development.
But attitudes are changing. The
first national African-American
preservation conference met in
Memphis last summer, and last
week the South Carolina African-
American Heritage Commission
held its first annual conference.
The number of recognized black
buildings and landmarks in South
Carolina has grown to 300, from a
few dozen designations in 1992. In
Georgia, a network of volunteer
preservationists has gone from 350
to 2,200 in the past six years. Last
year, the National Trust for Historic
Preservation handed out four
$2,500 grants from a new African-
American preservation fund.
Other works in progress to pre-
serve black landmarks include:
An effort in Florida to bring back
American Beach, a neglected patch


of coast that was once a haven for
wealthy blacks.
A new grant program in South
Carolina African-American land-
marks, including the Harriet Barber
House, a 200-year-old cabin built
by freed slaves.
* An educational program in Rock
Hill, S.C., in which children go to a
renovated, but very rustic, school-
house and "work" as sharecroppers.
Federal funding to preserve and
attract tourists to the Gullah-
Geechee Heritage Corridor, former
rice plantations in South Carolina
and Georgia where African slaves
first worked in North America.
"You're seeing a kind of catalytic
conversion in Black communities
that have been reluctant to look at
[their historic] resources and to deal
with challenging issues," says
Jeffrey Harris, director for diversity
at the National Trust for Historic
Preservation in D.C.


Thousands Pay Homage to Zora
Cultural enthusiast Felice Franklin enjoyed scouring for bargains and new
additions at the recent Zora Neale Hurston Festival in eatonville, Florida.
Tens of thousands converged on the smal central Florida township to pay
homage to the Harlem Renaissance icon. The weeklong festival included a
week long schedule of activities culminating with weekend concerts of
Bobby Womack and Fred Hammond. FMPowell Photo


Hurst to Give Inside View of City's Civil Rights Movement


. ,. .


Hurst is shown above center with other participants at the dedication
of the Axe Handle marker in Downtown's Hemming Plaza.


Continued from front
Jacksonville's dark history deals
with the attempted integration by
members of the Jacksonville
NAACP Youth Council of the
Woolworth lunch counter in
Downtown Jacksonville. It was not
long before a mob of more than 200
white men attacked the demonstra-
tors with axe handles and baseball


bats. As Hurst recalls, "every black
person in their path became a tar-
get.".
Hurst managed to make it to safe-
ty, but says it wasn't easy. He said
stores locked their doors and blacks
were left to fend for themselves the
best they could as the city spiraled
into a bloody race riot.
"You wouldn't know it by the way


the daily press covered it, but it was
a race riot," said Hurst.
Now a 62-yea-old administrator
with Edward Waters College, Hurst
said he has been contemplating
writing the book for decades, but
just stated about a year ago.
A husband, father and lifelong
member of the NAACP, Hurst
acknowledge that strides have been
made, yet he insists there is still
plenty of work to be done.
Decades after the civil rights
movement, the country is still
embroiled in debates over race rela-
tions. "Racism is still active in this
country," said Hurst.
Hurst recently finished the first
manuscript of his book with a
working title of his book, "It Was
Never About a Hot Dog and a
Coke," referring to the lunch count-
er sit-ins of the civil rights era.
He is hoping the book will be on
store shelves this summer. He
believes there are many lessons to
learn from it, even if they are not
taught in history class.
"This book is and eyewitness
account of what happened," said
Hurst.


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Wayne Williams
ATLANTA Who can forget the
summers inn the late 70s and early
80s when it appeared the lives of
innocent Black children were under
seige. Following urban legend and
lore of the KKK kidnapping Black
children and dozens of others
rumors, a Black man was tried and
convicted of the killings. Now after
more than twenty years in prison,
Wayne Williams may get a new
trial. State lawyers have agreed to
allow DNA testing of dog hair that
was used to convict Wayne


Williams, who has been blamed for
the two dozen murders of children
and young men.
Williams was convicted in 1982 of
murdering Nathaniel Cater, 27, and
Jimmy Ray Payne, 21, and sen-
tenced to two consecutive life
terms. Afterward, officials declared
Williams responsible for 22 other
deaths and those cases were closed.
The decision this week to allow
DNA testing came in a response to
a filing as part of Williams' efforts
to appeal his double life sentence.
But while saying they had no
objections to the testing, state
lawyers also said it "would not
change the results of this trial.
Defendant cannot show that DNA
tests, no matter what the results,
would create a reasonable probabil-
ity that the verdict would have been
different at the time of trial."
Williams' lawyer, asked a Fulton
County Superior Court to allow
DNA tests on dog and human hair
and blood that might help win


Williams a new trial.
During his original trial, dog hairs
found on most victims were consis-
tent with hairs removed from the
Williams' family dog. During the
trial, witnesses testified they saw
Williams with the victims even
though most of the case against him
was based on fiber and hair evi-
dence found in Williams' car and
his parents' home, where he lived.
"The good news is they've agreed
to DNA testing," Martin said. "We
just want to see what the testing
shows and we'll argue about what it
means later. It's odd that they
should claim the dog hair evidence
doesn't make any difference when
they made such a big deal about it
at trial."
Williams, who is black, has con-
tended he was framed. He has
maintained that officials covered up
evidence of Ku Klux Klan involve-
ment in the killings to avoid a racial
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City Wide Study Shows Negative Progress in Race

Relations, Affordable Housing and Student Graduation


Recently, race relations have been
at the very center of Jacksonville
politics, but the need for workforce
housing and quality education are
permanent political and community
issues.
I personally do not believe that we
are facing racial Armageddon in
Jacksonville; however there are
still some problems that need to be
addressed.
The city "Where Florida Begins"
has always had a history of racial
problems, and while blacks are in a
much better economic and social
positions in our city and country
many don't feel like progress is
being made.
This is a city where economic and
social inequalities don't seem
prevalent on the outside, but when
you grab a microscope some of the
dirt becomes a little more obvious.
Every year, the JCCI does a state
of the union study or a state of
Jacksonville study that addresses
various issues. One of the most
controversial parts of this annual
Quality of Life Progress Report is
the race relations section. This
report has been asking the question
"Is racism a local problem" since
1986, and unfortunately the figures
are moving in the wrong direction.
Instead of the gap between the
way whites and blacks perceive
racism decreasing it seems to be
growing. Over three quarters of
blacks or 78 percent say that racism
is a problem while 55 percent of
whites feel that it is an issue in this
city. The percentage increased for


blacks and whites since last year.
Last year 73 percent of blacks said
racism was a problem while only
45 percent of whites felt that way.
Last year's numbers represented the
largest gap ever, but this year's fig-
ures tell a mixed story.
It is certainly not good that more
blacks see racism as a problem, but
the increased number of whites that
feel that way may indicate that
more whites are conscious of the
racial problems that exist in our
city. Well, at least according to
JCCI Executive Director Skip
Cramer.
What I find most interesting is
that in 1986 only 46 percent of
blacks felt that racism was a prob-
lem in this city. Fast forward to
today and that figure has grown by
over 40 percentage points. To use
one of my favorite quotes from
James Baldwin again, "Color is not
a human or a personal reality; it is
political reality."
This community has to do more to
address inequalities and mispercep-
tions related to race. Until we start
being totally honest with each
other, racism will continue to be a
problem in this community.
In the "Housing Affordability"
section of the study we see the
same disturbing trend that I have
been writing about for quite some
time now. While the average cost
of a single family home is now
$177,154, which is an $18,309
increase last year, the average fam-
ily income has declined somewhat.
In 2004 the average family income


was $58,196, but for 2005 that fig-
ure was $57,850.
This point leads us back to the
basis for our affordable housing
problem, which will soon be a cri-
sis if we don't get more workforce
housing in the market. While the
price of land and houses are
increasing household incomes are
either remaining stable or decreas-
ing.
Most of us who own homes are
excited about the ongoing rise in
property values. No matter where
you live in Jacksonville, the value
of your real estate is increasing.
Sounds great right? Yes, it is great
for some, but bad for others who
are attempting to purchase a new
home for the first time.
According to the Florida Housing
Coalition, "Since 2002, the cost of
a median-priced existing home has
increased by 80 percent in Florida,
while median income has risen by
just 1.4 percent."
We are talking about teachers,
firemen, journalist, and a slew of
other young professionals. That's
why the terms "Workforce
Housing" is being used more often
than affordable housing these days.
As Florida continues to grow, the
need for quality affordable housing
will also grow. According to
Florida TaxWatch, a not for profit
organization, Florida is the only
state where the rate of increase in
housing has accelerated every year
since 2000.
So the pending affordable housing
crisis is very real. In fact, none of


us will be able to escape the issue
because you may be fine today, but
tomorrow it may be your child or
grandchild looking for a nice
affordable place to live. This needs
to be an issue for the entire com-
munity.
Most of the JCCI report was very
interesting so it's hard pick a couple
of topics, but I picked a few that
really stood out to me. The other
area of concern for me was Student
Graduation. Only about 60 percent
of students who enter the school
system are actually graduating.
That's a scary thought. We are
constantly talking about attracting
high wage jobs, which normally
require post high school education
and training. If a little more than
half of the children that enter pub-
lic school are graduating, then how
do we create the type of workforce
that will attract those high wage
jobs?
How do we keep these youth in
school? How do we motivate them
to seek post high school education
(college, technical training, etc.)?
How do we help our youth see the
big picture that education can help
you get out of any socio-economic
situation?
Malcolm X perhaps said it best,
"Education is our passport to the
future, for tomorrow belongs to the
people who prepare for it today."
We have to mentor, teach and
preach the importance of educa-
tion.
Signing off from my soapbox,
Reggie Fullwood


Goals Are Richer Than Dreams


By B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.
Many people ring in the New Year
by making resolutions goals they
hope to accomplish over the course
of the following 364 days.
Some people lump "goals" into
the same category as "dreams."
While both can be lofty, goals are
what you strive for while dreams
are less concrete and are rooted in
simply hoping for something.
Dreams are often the beginning
of great things. Dreams are inte-
gral to our collective history. For
instance, in the 1960s, Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. had a very famous
and influential dream. That dream
equality for all was embraced by
our society and significantly
advanced the cause of civil rights.
Similarly, citizens in the 13
colonies dreamed of independence
from English rule and blacks who
were enslaved dreamed of obtain-
ing their freedom.
These dreams, however, were
successfully coupled with a strong
set of goals. Dr. King organized
and advocated for equality at both
the legal and societal level. Our
Founding Fathers declared our
freedom from colonial rule, won
the revolution and established a
lasting democracy. The abolitionist
movement, guided by the likes of
ex-slave Frederick Douglass, led to
the Emancipation Proclamation.
Unfortunately, all too many young
black Americans today simply
dream. The dream of having the
celebrity of rap music stars along
with all of their bling-bling or of
sports icons and their multi-million
dollar contracts. The reality is only


a few have realized their dream
into a strategic plan upon which
action can be taken. In other
words, get beyond the dream and
get a plan.
Look inside. Identify your special
dream your truest wish. Is this a
dream without which you cannot
live if it goes unfulfilled?
Transform the dream into an
obtainable goal. Pursue the goal
unyieldingly.
Unfortunately, it is possible to let
our dreams ruin us. This could be
seen in the recent movie


"Dreamgirls." In the story, talented
people experienced crippling and
sometimes fatal pitfalls in their
quest to achieve their dreams,
largely due to the fact that they let
things get out of their control.
Unlike the movie, however, our
dreams do not have to unravel into
nightmares. Rest assured, you can
fulfill your dreams by translating
your hopes into goals and then
turning those goals into reality.
Contrary to the movie, this can be
done without destroying your life
or the lives of those around you.


But, if you insist on holding onto
dreams alone, consider some words
of caution.
Avoid becoming too enamored
with your dreams so that you fail to
recognize reality. Do not dream a
dream too long and know when to
move on. Finally, recognize when
your dreams have been achieved,
and then resolve to formulate new
ones.
As for the rest of us, let's face the
realities of a world that recognizes
those who set goals, plan and
become achievers not dreamers.


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and Think for Themselves

by Valerie Fluellen
As we watch the bevy of politicians make their announcements to enter
the presidential race, it is important that we as a people become educated
on each candidate and discover their true position on issues that affect us in
addition to their track record. We can no longer afford to be loyal to any
political party based on momma and papa "ology". The political views and
opinions of our parents and grandparents were based primarily on the times
they lived in and through. We must hold accountable, those leaders and
politicians who only show up in the black community, mainly the black
church, when it is time to vote. They come with empty, vain promises,
attempting to win those who aren't educated on the candidates. They prey
upon those who would simply vote any black face on the ticket without
becoming knowledgeable about where that candidate stands on the issues.
So, what are the issues to be concerned with during this election process?
There are several problems or opportunities for radical change that greatly
influence voters including; the war in Iraq, healthcare reform, the gas and
oil dilemma, a united government collectively for the people, the economy,
immigration, and education.
Regardless of ethnicity, each of us has been touched in some way by the
war, because the war has no respect for race, gender, or religion. Our
request to end the war in Iraq does not minimize our concern for the Iraqi
people. However, just as a toddler at some point must begin to take steps
on his own, we must allow Iraq to take steps toward independence and
democracy, without our intervention.
Healthcare in America is no laughing matter. Millions of middle class
American families have no health insurance. This is due in part to the fact
that many in that class are independent entrepreneurs who cannot afford
medical insurance or they work for smaller companies that do not offer
medical insurance. This group of people earn beyond the limits that would
afford Medicare to assist with the costs, but have not reached the bench-
mark to purchase medical coverage without a company match. Despite
being the leading nation, the bulk of our hard working, tax paying society
lack the means for preventive healthcare because they cannot afford med-
ical insurance for their families.
The average American considers energy reform in this country, about as
possible as a cowboy lassoing the moon. The amount of oil consumption
in our country has forced us to rely on natural resources in our enemy's
backyard. The alarming rate of our oil consumption demands change in our
daily lifesr\ les to reduce our usage. In Jacksonville, from the center of
town to anywhere is about a twenty minute drive. That is equivalent to
twenty miles one way. Fifty miles a day round trip to work and back cou-
pled with running errands and leisure travel requires frequent trips to the
gas station in one week. To reduce gas use alone, demands a better public
transportation system that most are not comfortable using due to inconven-
ience, accessibility, and safety. Our president proposes reform to modern-
ize fuel economy standards for cars. My question is what will be the bot-
tom line cost to Americans and will this benefit every American? Energy
reform lofthis kind must prove beneficial to all people.
Uniting our government requires our leaders put their differences aside.
The election of democratic majority in the House makes a bold statement
to our political leaders. The American people want change. However, the
demand for change should not be at the expense of watching a power strug-
gled between the parties to see who carries the biggest stick. The people
are looking for our leaders to work hard together for the good of the peo-
ple focusing on the most critical issues!
SAmerica is in debt. Every politician promises debt reduction and a bal-
anced budget, without a rise in taxes. Yet the end result once they have
been elected or reelected is more government spending and a rise in our
debt. The leaders elected into office must have a proven track record in
their political past of balancing a budget other than their personal finances
and a solid plan to aggressively reduce the deficit.
Concerning immigration, America is a melting pot. With the exception of
Black America, everyone is a descendant of an immigrant or someone who
fled their country to embark upon new opportunity and a better future.
(Black America was forced into this country.) Our government must secu re
our borders to prevent drug trafficking and the entrance of criminals and
terrorist into our country. This must be accomplished but not at the expense
of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness sought in our country. Let us
also he mindful that immigrants receive "grants" that propel them into posi-
tions of power and authority, by giving them the financial gain to become
independent business owners. Many Americans especially Black America
are not offered the same consideration and resources. This widens the eco-
nomic gap among ethnic groups, keeping Black America on the low end of
the totem pole. This forces many to remain the borrower and buyer rather
than the lender or seller. While we seek to secure our borders let us also
promote balance and equality within our border among the classes.
Strides have been made in education but there is still much work to be
completed. Our public school system demands better educated instructors
and that requires compensation commensurate with their experience and
qualification. Education in our local public schools must be equal.
Students should receive the same education regardless of the area, neigh-
borhood, or side of town in which the school is located. When the expec-
tation levels are raised, it is proven children will rise to the level required
to compete. Our educators must continually be educated in their specific
field to remain on the cutting edge, which will equip them to challenge each
generation. Education reform is about offering quality, challenge, and rigor
in education to every child.
This presidential election may prove to be the most important in history.
It is vital that focus be placed on the true issues. I encourage Black
America to stop being lulled into surrendering our vote to politicians
singing empty political promises that ultimately are not beneficial to the
black community. Let us seek information before casting our vote. A per-
sons color does not speak for their character. It also does not indicate how
they will work promote positive change. Make and educated vote. Know
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McKissick Jr., Installed as FL State Overseer, ;


Full Gospel Church Fellowship


Praying hands were laid on the Pastor during the installation ceremony.


"From Vision to Victory", the
Full Gospel Baptist Church
Fellowship International, Bishop
Paul S. Morton Sr., International
Presiding Bishop; installed Pastor
Rudolph W. McKissick Jr. as
Florida State Overseer, Wednesday
evening, January 24, 2007. FL NW
District Overseer Jack P. Leland,
FL SE District Director A. J.


Wright, FL SW District Overseer
Manuel Sykes, Bishop of Field
Operations Gregory M. Davis,
Central Regional Bishop Edward
H. Stephens, and Southern Atlantic
Regional Bishop W. Oshea
Granger, participated in the
Installation Ceremony. The
Scripture: II Corinthians 4:1-7.
District Overseer Burdette


International
Williams presented the Overseer-
Elect, and FL Central Regional
Bishop Edward H. Stephens deliv-
ered the Charge. SC State Bishop
Nathan Robinson gave the Prayer
of Installation and Laying of the
Hands, and VA State Bishop
Daniel Robertson gave The Litany
of Acceptance. Bishop Gregory
M. Davis conducted The
Investiture. Bishop W. Oshea
Granger delivered the Presentation
of Credentials and The
Pronouncement, which was fol-
lowed by remarks from the new FL
State Overseer, and Benediction.
Pastor Rudolph W. McKissick
Sr. expressed to his son that "it was
his heart's desire and prayer to God
that he will keep you under His
wings and in His power so that you
will indeed carry out the will, way,
work and the Word of God as you
represent Jesus Christ our Lord."
A reception immediately fol-
lowed the Installation Service.
R.Silver Photo


Hundreds Assisted During MMM Clothing Give-A-Way
to MMM member Andre X.
.. The Jacksonville Local
Organizing Committee of the
MMM organize events that service
;':, ~Jacksonville's underserved commu-
Snities. To become involved or for
more information, call 333-8910.


Racks of clothing and furniture were available to everyone.


The men and women of the
Millions More Movement joined
foces to present a city wide clothes
give-a-way. Hundreds of needy
individuals enjoyed the warm
Florida weekend with dignity and
pride as they were allowed to select
from pieces of quality clothing.
One lady was so inspired by the


Movement's efforts that she went to
her own storage unit, loaded it with
furniture and brought it back for
anyone in need. In addition, she
also brought a washing machine
and dryer. The Give-a-Way was
held on Myrtle Avenue.
The items were gone as soon as
they could be unloaded according


AKA B.R.A. TS. Host Ebony Fashion Models
The BRATS of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the sorority's teen service group, received an early lesson in Black
Tie fashions as they served as hosts and hostesses for the glamorous models at the 49th annual Ebony Fashion
Show. Held at the Florida Theater, proceeds from the show will benefit community projects of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority's Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. Every ticket price included a choice of a one-year subscription to
Ebony or Jet and other raffle opportunities. The all teen group of teens participates in various service outlets
across the city and other life enhancing workshops and projects. Shown above (L-R) at the show are Brats Advisor
Sandra Thompson, Hilary Standifer, Kirsten Booker,Cody Floyd, Geomesia Moses and Malerie Redmond.


FAMU Students Receive Stiff Prison Sentences for Hazing


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belong," Dekker said. "I want
schools to be furious and mad and
upset that they can lose talent to this
and come down hard on hazing."
They could have received 12
months to five years under sentenc-
ing guidelines for their December
conviction. The 2005 law made it a
felony to participate in hazing that
results in serious bodily injury.
It was the second trial for Morton,
Harris and three other Kappa Alpha
Psi members. The first jury was
unable to reach a verdict for any of
the five defendants after raising
questions about serious bodily


injury, which is not defined in the
law. The second jury also was
unable to reach a verdict for the
other three defendants, and they are
to be tried a third time in March.
Clergy members, university pro-
fessors and former Florida A&M
University President Fred Gainous
all testified on behalf of the two
students saying they were upstand-
ing, and they urged leniency.
They also asked the judge to with-
hold adjudication of guilt, which
she refused. That decision means
Harris, a pharmacy major, and
Morton, who was two weeks from
graduating with an engineering


degree, will be unable to get state
licenses in those professions.
Morton told the judge that he
grew up fatherless and asked to be
released so he could be a father to
his unborn child. His pregnant
fiancee, Lena Gallego, tearfully
told the judge that Morton would
never again appear in court unless it
was to marry her.
Jones, who also suffered a broken
ear drum that has since healed, was
not in court. He told the judge in a
statement that he still has pain and
suffers from stress, depression and
flashbacks.
Chuck Hobbs, a lawyer who rep-


resented all the defendants except
Harris, said Marcus Jones could
have withdrawn from the initiation
at any time.
"So I don't view him as the help-
less victim," Hobbs said. "I view
him as the willing participant."
The new law, though, prohibits
evidence of willing participation
from being used as a defense to
hazing.
All of the national historically
Black fraternities and sororities
have placed a ban on hazing.
Despite national mandates prohibit-
ing actions, "underground" exam-
ples continue to make headlines.


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Greater Macedonia Baptist Church
Proudly announces 31st Anniversary Festivities for Pastor Landon Williams

February 10 February 18, 2007


'- i, Pastor Anniversary Banquet
Saturday, February 10, 2007 5:00 PM
Phillipian Community Church Multipurpose Center
g Tickets: $40.00 (must be purchased in advance from the church)

.. Anniversary Worship Services

Sunday, February 11, 2007 4:00 PM
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church
1880 West Edgewood Avenue
Spoken word by Pastor John Guns
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Sunday, February 18, 2007 4:00 PM
The spoken word by Pastor Ernie Murray, Sr.
St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church
Dr. Landon L. Williams

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God's Trombones at Woodlawn Vision Baptist Church to Present "All St. Philips to present the Lives of


The Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, 3026 Woodlawn Road, will pres-
ent the children of the church as they read excerpts form the play, "God's
Trombones" by Jacksonville native James Weldon Johnson, at 6 p.m.,
Saturday, February 3rd. Free.
Genesis Missionary Baptist to
Celebrate 25th Anniversary
The Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, 241 South McDuffAve., Rev.
Calvin O. Honors, Interim Pastor; will celebrate the Church's 25th
Anniversary, February 7 11, 2007. The Church Anniversary Banquet will
begin the celebration at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 3rd, at the Riverview
Community Center, 9620 Water Street (off Lem Turner Road). Rev.
Michael Guerin, Pastor of Renewed Faith Ministries, will be the banquet
speaker. For more information, please call the church office at 389-2923.
Services commemorating the anniversary will be held at 7:30 p.m. night-
ly Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 7-9th. The observance will
conclude at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 11th. The community is invited to
all services. Sis.McCall and Sis. Foster are the Co-Chairpersons.
St. Paul AME Hosting 4-F Ministry on
Wednesday for the Entire Family
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 6910 New Kings
Road, Reverend Marvin Zanders, II, Pastor; invites all families in the com-
munity to attend their new 4-F Ministry, 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. on
Wednesday. The 4-F Ministry is Bible Study for the whole family, a time
of renewal.
West Union Baptist Church to
Celebrate Church & Pastor's Ann.
The West Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1605 West Beaver Street;
will celebrate the 107th Anniversary of the Church and the 3rd Anniversary
of Pastor Leroy C. Kelly, at 4 p.m. on Sundays, February 4th, llth, 18th &
25th A different speaker will be presented at each 4 p.m. service. The
community is invited.
"My Grace is Sufficient for Thee" (2nd Corinthians 12:9) is the
Anniversary theme.
Church Step Groups Invited to Contest
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company is inviting all Church, Community,
and School Step Teams to register for their Annual Step Off 2007, on
Saturday, February 17, 2007, at the FCCJ North Campus, in the Ezekiel
Bryant Auditorium. For registration information, please call (904) 765-
7372.


Day Saturday" Youth Event Feb. 10th
Vision Baptist Church, 8973 Lem Turner Road, Pastor J. Marcellas
Williams; will host an "All Day Saturday" Youth Event on Saturday,
February 10, 2007, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be packed with fun
activities that are geared toward enhancing our youth's knowledge about
Christ. There will be Games, Gifts, Prizes, the Mall, and a trip to Regency
AMC Movies to see "The Pursuit of Happiness."
The event will introduce young people to other saved young Christians
that will allow them to form new wholesome relationships. For informa-
tion or to sign up your child, call Pastor Williams at (904) 765-6083 or
468-7887, no later than Saturday, Jan. 27th.
St Philips Episcopal to Present the Lives
of Richard Allen and Absalom Jones
St. Philips Episcopal Church, comer Pearl & Union Streets, will present
"A Celebration in Story and Music" of the lives of Richard Allen in the
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church; and Absalom Jones in the
Episcopal Church. The program will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday,
February 11, 2007, a reception will follow. The public is invited.
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church to
Celebrate Pastor's 31st Anniversary
The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church will celebrate the 31st
Anniversary of Dr. Landon L. Williams Sr., at an Anniversary Banquet n his
honor, at 5 p .m. on Saturday, February 10, 2007. The banquet will be held
at the Philippian Community Church Multipurpose Center. The communi-
ty is invited to celebrate with Greater Macedonia. Tickets and reservations
are available by calling Ms. Wells at 764-9257.
Pastor John Guns of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the
Spoken Word for the Pastor Anniversary Worship Service at 4 p.m. on
Sunday, February 11, 2007. Pastor Ernie Murray Sr. of St. Thomas
Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the Spoken Word for Worship
Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2007. Everyone is welcome.
Candlelight Service of Remembrance
Community Hospice invites you to celebrate the memory of those you have
lost this past year. This spiritual program of liturgy, music and candlelight
will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at the Celebration
Baptist Church, 13720 McCormick Road, Arlington. You are invited to
bring a picture or memento of your loved one to display on the Memory
Table. Refreshments will follow the service. Please RSVP to (904) 407-
6183 by Monday, February 12, 2007


Richard Allen and Absalom Jones
St. Philips Episcopal Church, corer Pearl & Union Streets, will present
"A Celebration in Story and Music" of the lives of Richard Allen in the
African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church; and Absalom Jones in the
Episcopal Church.
The program will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2007,
a reception will follow. The public is invited.
Sword & Shield Kingdom Outreach
Ministry Serious Praise Service
The Sword and Shield Kingdom Outreach Ministry, the Father's House
Conference Center, 1820 Monument Road, Building 2; Reverend Mattie W.
Freeman, Founder and Pastor; invites the community to share in 2007
Serious Praise Service, at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, February llth. This is a
spirit filled worship service giving thanks to Our Lord and Savior When
Praises go up, Blessings come down. Rev. Mattie W. Freeman will bring the
message. Come, hear the Word and be blessed.
New Fountain Chapel Calling All Former
Participants in Leona Daniel's Day
Plans for the 60th Anniversary Celebration of Leona Daniel's Day are
now in preparation. This celebration will take place on the Third Sunday
in May. Anyone who's been involved with the Leona Daniel's Day
Celebration from the beginning is asked to please call Fountain Chapel, at
358-2258, or Sister Eunice Harmon, at 354-3021, as soon as possible. Be
a part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Presentation of Inventions &
Innovations at St. Joseph U.M.C
The St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 925 Spearing Street, will pres-
ent Ms.Ernestine Johnson, with a presentation about more than 100 inven-
tions and innovations by African Americans, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, and
Sunday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m., February 3 & 4th.

St. John Missionary Baptist Celebrates
Church and Pastor's Anniversary
St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Mount Street, Orange Park;
invites the community to join them in celebration their Church and Pastor's
Anniversary. Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 9th, and on
Sunday, February 11, at 4 p.m.


5863 Moncrief Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 768-8800 FAX 764-3800


Pastor Ernie Murray
Welcomes you!


Join Us for One of Our Services
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 & Baptism
3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m.
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TUESDAY
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY
Noon Day Worship

THURSDAY
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Join us for our Weekly Services
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Church school "Miracle at Midday"
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The Word from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel Dinner and Bible Study
Pastor Rudolph 3rd Sunday 3:30 p.m. at 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Rudolph
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Central Campus
(1-10 & Lane Avenue)
February 4th
EXPERIENCE PENTECOST
8:15 A.M. 10:45 A.M. 6:00 PM.
Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames
Sun., Feb. 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
Mon. Feb. 19 @ 7:30 p.m. Pastor Garry & KimWi

Southwest Campus Clay County
Hwy 218, across from Wilkinson Jr. High
Feb. 21st Heaven's Gates & Hell's Flames
Feb. 25th "Pocket Full of Rock" in Concert
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10:00 AM The Will To Survive- A docu-
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11:00 AM Buffalo Soldiers -
Documentary about the historic all Black
military troops. TV-1
12 Noon The Color Purple: The Color of
Success TVI (see 2/18 for synopsis)
1:00 PM One-on-One with Harry
Belafonte TV I
10:00 PM The Top 25 Events That
(Mis)Shaped Black America A look at
black history from cultural critics, comedi-
ans and celebrities with Paul Mooney as
host. BET
11:00 PM Independent Lens Hip Hop:
Beyond Beats and Rhymes is an in-depth
look, through the lens of former college star
athlete Byron HIurt, at the sexism, violence
and homophobia in rap music and hip-hop
culture. PBS

February 21st
10:00 AM The Vernon Johns Story-
Starring James Earl Jones as the civil rights
leader. TV-1
12 Noon -The Marva Collins Story -
Starring Cicely Tyson as the inspiring edu-
cator. TV-1

February 22nd
10:00 AM One-on-One with Quincy Jones
TV-1
11:00 AM The Color Purple: The Color
of Success- TV-I
12 Noon Native Son -Stars Oprah
Winfrey in the dramatization of Richard
Wright's Classic Novel TV-1
* 9:00 PM Senator Barack Obama Hosts:
Crucibles Of Courage Hosted by Se.


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Shotime Networks kicks off on
Thursday, February 1st with the
annual Black Filmmakers
Showcase, a noteworthy initia-
tive that has introduced America
and the industry to the talents of
unknown black directors each
February for the past 15 years.
Founded in 1992, the Black
Filmmakers Showcase awards a
$30,000 grant to the winner for


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11:00 PM The Harlem Globetrotters: The
Team That Changed the World The history
of the Harlem Globetrotters is littered with
incredible achievements, and they are prob-
ably America's best-known basketball team
outside of the U.S. Here, some incredible
highlights combine to tell the history of The
Team That Changed the World. Many for-
mer players return to deliver commentary on
past games, with a trip to Berlin in 1951 and


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of comedy to the stage of a Womens prison
on Showtime this month.
their historic 1948 victory over the
Minneapolis Lakers among the clips. Public
Enemy's Chuck D provides voiceover narra-
tion throughout, neatly tying together this


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February 23rd
8:00 PM Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel -
Kicking off Hip Hop History Weekend, this
movie features interviews with friends, col-
laborators and scholars as they look back on
Tupac and define his legacy today. BET
February 24th, 2007
11:00 PM The MC: This is Why We Do
It Explores the origins of MC'ing as well
as the environmental, spiritual and moral
aspects to the art form. BET
February 25th
1:00 PM Black and Blue: Legends of the
Hip Hop Cop Bringing to light the hard
evidence of the NYPD's controversial 'rap
unit' profiling. BET
3:00 PM The Art of 16 Bars Some of
rap's biggest MCs share their approach -
from free style and writing to how to hold
the Mic and dealing with being on tour. BET
3:00 PM Scott Joplin- The late 70s
biopic of the legendary 19th century ragtime
music maestro. The movie stars Billy D.
Williams as the famed ragtime composer
alongside costars Margaret Avery, Mabel
King, Clifton Davis and Eubie Blake.
(Repeats at 2 a.m.) TV-1
4:00 PM Bojangles Starring Gregory
Hines as the legendary dancer. TV-1
February 27th, 2007
10:00 AM Scott Joplin with Billy D.
Williams. TV-1
12 Noon Bojangles Starring Gregory
Hines as the legendary dancer. TV-1
Feburary 28th, 2007
10:00 AM One-on-One with Harry
Belafonte. TV-1
11:00 AM The John H. Johnson Story -
Profiles the late founder Jet/Ebony. TV-1
12 Noon Don't Look Back: The Story of
Leroy Satchel Paige TV-1


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use in production of a short film
to make its world premiere on
the network. Several runner-up
films are also showcased on air.
This year's winning film,
AMONG THIEVES, along with
the four runner-up films, will
make their debut beginning at
7:30 p.m. Check listings for
other showings. Descriptions
are as follows:


Among Thieves Oscar Nuckolls A man returns to the
Daniels 2007 Grant Winner church of his youth hoping to
While hiding out from the find absolution from a old secret
police, a thief encounters a bed- Hit Me Steve Minor A man
ridden old woman who pleads must convince the hitman he
with him to end her suffering, hired to let him live.
Saturday Night Life Ana Pants in the Family Lionell
DuVemay A single mother preps Hilliard 2006 Grant Winner A
for a Saturday night on the town chauvinistic husband learns
with her three children, what it's like to live in his wife's
Secrets Kept Charles shoes for a day.


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Dr. Henry Louis Gates will host African-American Lives documenting the unknown
history of prominent African-Americans throughout the month of February.


February 1st
9:00 PM African American Lives- Part
whodunit, part history. A genealogical
exploration into 9 prominent African
Americans which include Bishop TD Jakes,
Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. WJCT -
Channel 7.
10:00 PM That's What I'm Talking About
- Wayne Brady hosts 3part talk show. TV
LAND
11:00 PM Dance Parrt: The Teenarama
Story This program examines television's
teen-dance phenomenon of the 1950s and
'60s. During the time, African-American
teens often were excluded or given separate-
but-unequal treatment by shows like
American Bandstand. In 1963, a small TV
station in Washington, D.C. launched a dance
program geared specifically to black
teenagers. Often called the precursor of Soul
Train, Teenarama Dance Party ran six days a
week for seven years, and became the
longest-running teen dance shows of the
1960s. PBS
February 2nd

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Guns, Germs and Steel: A National G
Presentation looks at the impact of guns on A
10:00 PM Guns, Germs and Steel: A
National Geographic Presentation based
on the book by Jared Diamond, an explo-
ration of how development and underdevel-
opment in Africa may have been shaped by
the access to guns, germs and steel. WJCT -
CHANNEL 7.

February 3rd
10:00 PM 8th Annual Super Bowl
Gospel Celebration co-hosted by Cedric
The Entertainer. WJCT CHANNEL 7


An unlikely country star, Deford Bailey
is explored on Public Television.
February 4th
3:00-5:00PM We Have a Dream- WJXX
ABC 25
5:00-6:00 p.m. African American Short
Films WJXX ABC 25
9:00 PM In Conversation: To Protect and
Serve hosted by Al Sharpton, where a panel
of noted guests gather to discuss
issues of the day. This edition
focuses on the controversy sur-
rounding recent police brutality
events. TV-I
10:30-11:00 PM- A Legend Lost -
The story of harmonica virtuoso
DeFord Bailey, one of the first stars
of the Grand Ole Opry. PBS
CHANNEL 7.
11:00 PM Alpha PhiAlpha Men:
A Century of Leadership This
program celebrates America's old-
S est, largest black fraternity. Its
geographic members have included W.E.B.
frica. Dubois, Jesse Owens, Duke
Ellington, Thurgood Marshall, and
Martin Luther King, Jr. PBS
2:00 AM The Lost Man Starring Sidney
Poitier TVI
4:00 AM The Organization The Sidney
Poitier double feature continues. TV1

February 5th
12 Noon A Warm December Starring
Sidney Poitier TV1

February 6th
6:10 AM In Conversation: Mayors


Roundtable TV-1
11:00 AM In Conversation: with Rev. Al
Sharpton A Documentary about the LA
riots. TV-1.
12 Noon The Fire This Time -
Documentary film about the LA riots.
2:00 PM 5:00 PM Yesterday The mes-
merizing story of a rural South African
woman who learns she is HIV positive.
HBO.
7:00 PM Cutting Edge -Documents the
lively, profound and sometime profane con-
versations in a Harlem barbershop. Cinemax
8:00-10:00 PM Forgotten Genius His
house was firebombed. A scandalous affair
got him fired from his job teaching, in the
middle of the Depression. No one expected
an African American to rise to a position
higher than the job he lost; but Percy Julian
overcame every obstacle to become a world
class scientist, self made millionaire and civil
rights pioneer. PBS Channel 7
9:00-10:00 Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life -


Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington's co-
composer, arranger and right hand man. He
was instrumental in writing some of the
greatest American music of the 20th centu-
ry; but as a gay man in the 40s and 50s, he
had to lead a discreetly, while Ellington
played to thunderous applause. Lush Life is
the story of an unsung hero whose artistic
and personal integrity changed jazz and pop-
ular music forever while braving prejudice
along the way. PBS Channel 7
10:00 PM Modern Marvels: George
Washington Carver Tech Looks at con-
temporary applications of George
Washington Carver's ideas from soy plas-
tics to peanut butter, soy inks to bio-diesel
fuel. THE HISTORY CHANNEL


February 7th
7:10 AM Native Son featuring Oprah
Winfrey based on Richard Wright's novel.
TV-1
12 Noon Nothing But a Man A Historic
'60's movie. TV1
PO.V" Chisholm '72 Unbought and
Unbossed" Documentary about Shirley
Chisholms' 1972 run for the presidency. PBS
9:00-10:00 PM A Nation of Liberties -
A film focusing on the Supreme Court's reac-
tion to state and federal legislation on the Bill
of Rights, with specific attention on the civil
rights cases from the early 40s to present. It
highlights the Warren Court which confront-
ed race, religion and gender issues in the
post-war period when 6 newly appointed jus-
tices would spend the next 25 years ruling
against individual freedoms. PBS Channel 7
10:00 PM Negroes With Guns: Rob
Williams and Black Power The story of a
forgotten civil rights figure who advocated


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armed resistance to the violence of the Jim
Crow South. PBS.

February 8th
8:10 AM One-on-One with Spike Lee -
TV-1
11:00 AM New Orleans: My Home, My
Life, My Love- TV-1
12 Noon -Murder In Mississippi A civil
rights movie. TV-1
9:00 PM -African American Lives- Episodes
there and four. Historic exploration into
prominent African American Lives. WJCT.
10:00 PM That's What I'm Talking About -
Wayne Brady Special Talk Show (part 2) 3-
part series. TV LAND


The Cutting Edge, which premieres on Cinemax on February 6th, shows the world the
intricate importance of Black Barbershops and their cultural significance.


See a behind the scenes look at how The Color Purple became a Broadway su(


February llth
3:00-5:00 AM The Steller Awards
WJXX ABC 25
8:00 PM Honor Deferred Narrated


by Samuel Jackson, hosted by Bernie Mac
and produced by Al Roker, this documentary
pays tribute to the seven African-American
WW II veterans to receive the Congressional


driven, talented composer and singer of
songs about life on the streets. Anthony
Anderson, DJ Qualls, Paula Jai Parker, Taraji
P. Henson, Taryn Manning, Ludacris and
Isaac Hayes costar. Repeats 2/13 and 2/16 at
12:30 AM. SHOWTIME

February 12th
3:30 PM When the Leeves Broke: A
requiem in 4 Acts. Acts 1 & 2. Spike Lee's
documentary is an intimate portrait of New
Orleans, and how the Crescent city survived
Hurricane Katrina. He recounts the personal
stories of those who lived to tell, and expos-
es the race and class issues thwarting the
rebuilding, recovery and return of it proud
citizens. Lee paints a portrait of a communi-
ty that has lived through death and destruc-
tion, yet sees hope as it rises from the ashes
with the help of a rich cultural legacy. HBO
9:00-10:00 PM- New Orleans An


American Experience from
director Stephen Ives and
writer Michelle Ferrari. It is
a portrait of one of America's
most colorful and distinctive
cities. A small French settle-
ment surrounded by water
that became the home of
America's biggest party
(Mardi Gras), and its most
original art form (jazz). New
Orleans is a tale of struggles
with integration and segrega-
tion. A proving ground and a
mirror reflecting America's
Best and America's worst,
through narratives. PBS
Channel 7
11:00 PM The Story of
access. Oscar Brown, Jr. This pro-
gram looks at the life and
times of one of America's national treasures,
from his decades-long career as a singer,
songwriter, playwright, poet and performer,
to his contributions as an outspoken civil and
social activist. PBS.

February 13th
10:00 AM One-on-One with Tavis Smiley
TV-I
11:00 AM In Conversation with Jesse
Jackson A Financial Empowerment
Conference. TV-1
12 Noon The Lost Man Sidney Poitier
stars in this black power/ drama. TV-1
3:30 PM When the Levees Broke Acts 3
& 4.. HBO

February 14th
10:00 AM State of The Black Union -
A 4 hour recap of Tavis Smileys' 2006
Conference. TV-1
10:00 PM July '64 From Independent
Lens, the real story of the Rochester riot that
touched off 1964's "long hot summer."
WJCT CHANNEL 7.
10:00 PM Monique: I Coulda Been Your
Cellmate Stand-up comedienne and actress
Mo'Nique takes creative daring to a whole
new level when she performs her special
brand of no-holds-barred, jaw-dropping
humor where no comic has gone before: a
women's prison in Ohio. SHOWTIME
Feburary 15th
6:00 AM Unchained Memories: Reading
from the Slave Narratives Seventy years
after the end of the Civil War, the Library of
Congress recorded and transcribed the narra-
tives of some 2,000
former slaves. In this
documentary African
American actors give B
dramatic readings of ..
some of these tran-
scripts. HBO
10:00 AM One-on-
One with Dick Gregory
TV-1


Wayne Brady Special (part 3) 3-part series.
TV LAND.

February 16th
10:00 PM The Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend
-A portrait of the African American quilt-
makers of Gee's Bend Alabama. PBS
10:00 PM Lilies of the Field- In this 1963
film, Sidney Poitier presents an Oscar-win-
ning performance as Homer Smith, a life-
loving ex-GI who encounters five German-
speaking nuns while passing through New
Mexico, and ends up helping them build a
chapel. PBS

February 18th
3:00 PM Don't Look Back: The story of
Leroy Satchel Paige- Starring Louis Gossett,
Jr. as the legendary ball player. TV-1
8:00 PM The Color Purple: The Color
of Success is an original news documentary
special going behind the scenes of the cre-
ation of the hit Broadway musical based on
Alice Walker's book, "The Color Purple."
The documentary is an all new look at the
development of the musical and follows it's
path from the book to the movie to


Smiley's State of the Black Union.

Broadway, TV-1 (replays, 2/20, 2/22)
9:00 PM Interview with Harry Belafonte
- Belafonte share tales of his years in show
business and the years as a civil rights
activist with TV1 Owner Cathy Hughes. The
actor discusses his career as well as some
issues that are near and dear to his heart. TV-
1 (repeats at 1 AM, 2/20, 2/28))

February 19th
7:00 PM First to Fight: The Black Tankers
of WWII The fascinating and overlooked
history of the Black 761st Tank Battalion of
WWII, which fought on two fronts, against
fascism in Europe and against racism and
racial terror at home. THE HISTORY
CHANNEL.


11:00 AM The Star L
Jones Reynolds Report
- TV1.
12 Noon American "
Blackout Acclaimed
voting rights documen-
tary. TV-1
10:00 PM -That's What Quiltmaker Arlonzia Pettway is interviewed in THE QUILTMAKERS
I'm Talking About OF GEE'S BEND.


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Negroes With Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power shows on February 7th.














2nd Annual Onyx Awards Lauds Jacksonville Excellence


Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Holland with Von
Alexander.


Santhea and (nominee) Alvin Brown


Bertha Little, Angela Carter and Delphinia
Carter.


Ester Boyd


Rosemary and Wyman Winbush Richard and Joyce Danford
Rosemary and Wyman Winbush Richard and Joyce Danford


Shawn Woods, Corshema McDonald, Rashetta Woods and
Ruby Pough Sandra Haynes.


James Williams and Deborah McDuffie
announced Ms. Vera Cruse's (center) win.


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Delores Weaver accepts the Humanitarian
Award from Philip Mobley.


Sabrina Sessions and Betty Sessions


Rob Sweeting and Mia Jones


Onyx Chair David Williams presented the fami-
ly of Bernard Wilkes a posthumous Award.


Carlton Jones (left) and R.L. Campbell (right) presented honoree
John Demps (center) the award for business. RHONDA SILVER PHOTO


Onyx Magazine, Florida's oldest
and most widely circulated maga-
zine highlighting people of color,
recently held their 2nd Annual
Awards Celebration in Jacksonville
at the Hyatt Hotel.
Complete with a red carpet, live
entertainment ind Black tie dress,
the gala event highlighted
Jacksonville excellence in a variety
of areas. The event also includes a
special reception for the major
sponsors, the nominees and their
guests prior to dinner.
This years nominees and winners
(in bold) were:
Excellence in Business: John
Demps; Spiritual Leadership:
Pastor Bruce Allen and Rev. Mark
Griffin; Excellence in
Communications: Hester Clark,
Rita Perry and Angela Spears;
Excellence in Fine Arts: James
Jenkins and Conrad Lewis;
Excellence in Education: Joe Louis
Barrow, Alvin Brown and Helen
Jackson; Humanitarian Award:
Delores Barr Weaver; Lifetime
Achievement Award: Rev.
Rudolph McKissick, Sr., and
Publishers Award: Nathaniel
Glover.
Each of the presentations were
preceded by a video presentation
and synopsis of the nominees by
various presenters. Notables from
the community who served as pre-
senters included: Jerome Spates,
Deborah McDuffie, Mia Jones,
Gertrude Peele and Rev. Rudolph
McKissick, Jr., among others.
The show was also accented by
vignettes of musical talent by for-
mer NBA player Terry Cummings,
Amateur Night at the Ritz Grand


Prize Winner Rodney Gibson, Kai
Alece and Tameka King.
Highlights of the evening includ-
ed an impassioned greeting by
Onyx publishers Lillian and Lester
Seays. The publishing duo gra-
ciously thanked their sponsors and
gave a brief history of the magazine
and its foundation.
"On behalf the community," said
Lillian Seays to the honorees, "the
Onyx Awards are meant to tell you
thank-you."
Each of the honorees gave brief
words of acceptance before return-
ing to their seats often given words
of thanks to family and the many
causes that they serve.
"I dedicate this award to the
many children diagnosed with sick-
le cell disease," said Helen Jackson,
winner of the Onyx in Community
Involvement. Proceeds from the
event benefit the Sickle Cell
Disease Association. Rev. Rudolph
McKissick, Sr., recipient of the
Lifetime Achievement Award,
thanked God for the strength and
desire to serve in addition to his
wife Estelle. He was introduced to
the podium by a standing ovation
by longtime friend Gertrude Peele
and his son, Rudolph McKissick, Jr.
Under the direction of the
Community Awards Committee
headed by Dr. Theresa Hodge and
David Williams, nominees were
submitted in their various areas and
narrowed to three with the winner
unveiled at the awards presentation.
Winners in each of the categories
automatically become nominees for
the statewide Onyx Awards in
Orlando which will be held March
10th at the Rosen Hotel.


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Black Art Collection
The Walter O. Evans Collection of
African American Art will be on
display at the February 1st
through April 17, 2007 at the The
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
located at 829 Riverside Avenue.
For more information, call (904)
356-6857.

PRIDE Book Club
The next meeting of the year for
PRIDE Book Club will be on
Friday, February 2nd at the home
of Marie Carter. The book for dis-
cussion will be A SIN AND A
SHAME by Victoria Christopher
Murray. In it's 14th year, PRIDE is
the city's oldest and most active
ethnic book club. Friday February
2nd at the home of Marie Carter.
The book for discussion will be A
SIN AND A SHAME by Victoria
Christopher Murray. For more
information call 389-8417.

Amateur Night
at the Ritz
Amateur Night at the Ritz will be
held this Friday, February 2nd at
7:30 p.m. Patterned like the
Apollo's show in Harlem, contest-
ants compete for cash prizes and the
cheers or jeers of the audience
decide who goes home with the
cash. Tickets are available at the
Ritz Theatre or you can purchase
them online at http://www.ticket-
master.com/venue/106727.

Own a Picasso
The R. Roberts Gallery will be
holding a charity auction benefiting
Habitat for Humanity on Thursday,
February 8th from 7-9 p.m. The
auction preview begins at 6 p.m.
The .special auction will feature
original works by Pablo Picasso,
Marc Chagall, Joan Miro and
Georges Braque. The gallery is
located in the shops of historic
Avondale, 3606 St Johns Avenue.
For more info, call 388-1188.

Flyin' West
by Pearl Cleage
Flyin' West, the story of a group


of African-American women whose
lives changed when opportunities
opened up for people willing to set-
tle in the harsh and untested West in
the late 1890, will be performed on
the Ritz Theater stage Feb. 8 11.
Themes of racism, domestic vio-
lence, intermarriage between races,
pride, freedom and the strength of
the family unit are examined.
Showtimes are February 8, 9, & 10
at 8:00 p.m. ; February 10 at 2:00
p.m. and February 11 at 7:00 p.m.
For more information call 632-
5555.

Links Western Gala
The Jacksonville Chapter of Links
will have their annual Western Gala
"a celebration of country soul" on
Saturday, February 10th, 7:30
p.m. at the Jacksonville
Fairgrounds. For more information,
Contact any Jacksonville Chapter
Links member, or e-mail thewestem-
gala@hotmail.com.

NCNW Presents Sweet
Honey in the Rock
The National Council of Negro
Women will present Sweet Honey
in the Rock in concert on Saturday,
February 10th at 10 a.m. at the
Florida Theater. Proceeds will ben-
efit NCNW programs. For tickets or
more information, call 634-0367 or
945-5405.

Bro. of Firefighters
Valentine's Dance
The Jacksonville Brotherhood of
Firefighters will be having a
Valentine Dance on Saturday,
February 11th at Square One in
San Marco. Included in the ticket
price will be dinner and drinks in
addition to live jazz. For tickets or
more information, call Liz
Henderson at 813-9738.

Universoul Circus
The world famous Universoul
Circus will be in Jacksonville on
their annual tour at the Gateway
Shopping Plaza, February 13-19.
For tickets and showtimes, call 353-
3309.


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2007 Amateur
Night Auditions
Audition for your 15 minutes of
fame for Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum's talent competition
Amateur Night at the Ritz. The
next audition will be on February
15th from 5 6: 15 p.m. There are
spots open in the adult and youth
categories for all upcoming shows.
The Ritz is looking for singers*,
musicians, dancers, actors, poets,
rappers, comedians and other tal-
ents to compete in the upcoming
Amateur Night shows. Please bring
your Sound Track or accompani-
ment. No viewing public.
For more info, call 632-5555.

Tavis Smiley Keynotes
UNF MLK Luncheon
Tavis Smiley, author, political
commentator and talk show host,
will be the guest speaker at the 26th
Annual UNF Martin Luther King Jr.
Scholarship Luncheon. The pro-
gram will be held on Friday, Feb.
16, from noon to 2 p.m. at the
University Center Banquet Hall on
the UNF campus. Tickets can be
purchased at the UNF Ticket Box
Office in the UNF Fine Arts Center
at (904) 620-2878.

American Beach Tea
The Peck Center, located at 516 S.
10th Street in Femandina Beach
will be the site of the American
Beach Association's Silver
Anniversary President's Day Tea
beginning at Noon. The February
19th Tea will honor the
Association's past presidents
including founding president Ben
Durham, Frank Morgan, Sr., Bobby
Dollison, Henry Lee Adams, Jr.,
Annette Myers and Carlton Jones.
The organization received a charter
from the State on February 26,
1982. For more information, call
904-261-0175.

Class Emphasizes
Financial Goals
A free seminar, Effective
Strategies for Personal Financial


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Management, is set for Tuesday,
February 20, 6:30 p.m., at the
Mandarin Regional Library, 3330
Kori Rd. Many people make reso-
lutions to get out of debt or save
more money. This workshop will
help them go about it in an organ-
ized way. Participants will set
SMART goals, benchmark their
credit use, and find ways to stop
money leaks. For more information
call 904-387-8850

West African Dance
Show at UNF
Mande! The Evolution from Bare
Feet to Blue Jeans, a west African
dance production featuring
Jacksonville based dance troupe,
Culture Moves 101, and Guinean
drum group, Bassikolo, will be in
performance on Thursday,
February 22nd at 7 p.m. at the
UNF Robinson Theater. For more
information, call Christa Sylla at
525-7994.

Learn to Can Your
Own Preserves
The City of Jacksonville Canning
Center will offer a workshop on
Thursday, February 22 from 9 AM
to Noon. Learn how to make straw-
berry preserves and take some
home for the family to enjoy. The
cost is $20.00 per person which
includes all materials. You will
take home approximately 3 V pints.
Space is limited. Call 387-8860 to
register or for more information.

Stage Aurora Presents
Miss Evers Boys
Stage Aurora brings to life the
shocking true story that exposes a
40-year government backed med-
ical research effort on humans
which led to tragic consequence.
Starring in the play will be national
actress T'Keymah Cristal Keymah.
The historical Tuskegee
Experiment always was made into a
movie. The production will be pre-
sented at the Ezekiel Bryant
Auditorium on February 23 25th.
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AA Chamber
Heritage Breakfast
The First Coast African-American
Chamber of Commerce will have
their 9th Annual Heritage Breakfast
on Friday, February 23rd at the
BeTheLite Conference Center
beginning at 7:30 a.m. The theme
for the event is "Continuing the
Legacy of a Dream". For tickets or
more information, call 652-1500.

Genealogical Society
The Jacksonville Genealogical
Society will hold a seminar on
February 24, 2007 at St. Paul's
Catholic Church in Riverside. The
speaker will be J. Mitchell Brown,
MA, who specializes in profession-
al genealogical research in the
south. Specific topics will be dis-
cussed at a later time. For addition-
al information please contact, Mary
Chauncey, (904)781-9300.

Operation Magnet
Application Dropoff
Operation Magnet Application
Drop-off will be held on Saturday,
February 24, 2007 from 8 a.m. -
12 p.m. parents can drop off appli-
cations in person as the application
deadline is February 28th. The
Magnet staff will be available to
accept applications or answer ques-
tions in the lobby of the central
administration building, 1701
Prudential Drive. For more infor-
mation, contact Carmen White at
739-2338.

Candidates Forum
There will be a free candidates
forum sponsored by Abyssinia
Missionary Baptist Church on
Thursday March 1st at the church
located at 10325 Interstate Center
Drive beginning at 7:30 p.m. For
more information, contact Anna
Matthews at 764-3616.

The Art of
Spoken Word
Held the first Thursday of every
month, 7 p.m.The lobby of the Ritz
is transformed into a stage for poets
and poetry lovers of all ages. Show
off your own talent for verse, or
just come, listen and soak up the
creative atmosphere. The free art
forum will be held on Thursday,
March 1st. Call 632-5555 for more
information.

Finding Your Way
After the Losing a Mate
There will be a free group therapy
session for those who have lost
their mate. Members will meet to
express feelings and thoughts and
to gain an understanding of grief


and its impact on their lives. The
six-week group will meet at 8301
Cypress Plaza Dr., Suite 119, on
Wednesday, March 7 April 11,
from 3:00 4:30 p.m. For more
information or to register, contact
Regina Kujawa at 904-733-9818.

Job Fair
There will be a Job Fair hosted by
FCCJ on Wednesday, March 14th
from 9 a.m. 12 noon in the
Downtown Campus Lobby, 101 W.
State St. The fair is free and open to
the public. Exhibitors may also par-
ticipate for free but are required to
reserve space by Feb. 15. For more
information call 904.633.8270.

2007 Amateur
Night Auditions
Audition for your 15 minutes of
fame for Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum's talent competition
Amateur Night at the Ritz. The
next audition will be on March
15th from 5 6: 15 p.m. There are
spots open in the adult and youth
categories for all upcoming shows.
The Ritz is looking for singers*,
musicians, dancers, actors, poets,
rappers, comedians and other tal-
ents to compete in the upcoming
Amateur Night shows. Please bring
your Sound Track or accompani-
ment. No viewing public.
For more info, call 632-5555.

Four Tops &
Temps in Concert
Motown recording artist The
Temptations and The Four Tops
will be in concert together at the
Florida Theater on Sunday March
18th, 2007 at 8 p.m. For ticket
information call 355-2787.

World of Nations
The City of Jacksonville will pres-
ent the 15th Annual World of
Nations Celebration March 29 -
April 1st at Metropolitan Park. The
event celebrates the many diverse
cultures of the First Coast and
throughout the world. For more
information call 630-3690.

Leadership Jax
Celebration of Service
Leadership Jacksonville's
Celebration 2007 honoring
Community Trustees will honor
Bob Helms, Wachovia, Peter
Rummell, The St. Joe Companyand
Madeline Scales-Taylor, Mayo
Clinic. The event will be held on
Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the
Prime F. Osborn Convention Center
from 6:15 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Master
of Ceremonies is Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce President
Wally Lee. For tickets or more info
call 396-6263.


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Stage Aurora Theatrical Company is looking for youth ages 8 18 to
join the 100 Youth Voices Musical Theatre Program, a community out-
reach activity. Its mission is to nurture the development of performing
arts and music education through a series of workshops, classes, and
public performances. Through the program, the youth perform concerts
and skits at several venues in Jacksonville. Events are scheduled up to
April 2007 including a main stage production of Disney's High School
Musical in March. For additional information call 765 7372.


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February 18, 2007 at 7PM
Tickets: $20.00
"Sheer physical energy and beauty" says The
New York Times. Les Ballets Africains, the
national ensemble of the Republic of Guinea,
has thrilled audiences worldwide presenting
traditional dance, music, acrobatics and
storytelling using ancient instruments and
exuberant choreography. Les Ballets Africains
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February 22-2+, 2007
Three days of interactive education and performances
featuring internationally known storytellers.
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thatpreserves the history and style of the African
and African American culture. The
SGriot, a West African term for story-
telling, will bring you stories in song,
dance and traditional music that
blend classic folktales, historical wisdom
and personal experiences into a spicy
gumbo of entertainment and learning.
School Performances:
February 22, 2007 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 4:30 p.m. call for reservations.
Night of the Griot: Friday, February 23, 2007 7:30 pm $15.00
Tales and Rhythms( Family gathering)
Saturday February 24, 2007 2 p.m. $10.00
Jali to Jazz featuring Fred Johnson with Kala JoJo and Valerie Tutson:
Saturday, February 24, 2007 8 p.m. $15.00


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It's football's finest hour,
and here's the game plan
for scoring extra points:
serve super delicious food
starring MVPs, like
beef and cheese.
You can't lose with
pre-game nibbles of First
Down Fondue and Beef
& Cheese Touchdown
Toasts. Later, fans can
huddle over hearty
Football Heroes and
Smoky Chili Bowls as
they enjoy halftime
entertainment.
When the final whistle
blows, everyone will cheer
these winning recipes.

Football Heroes
Total preparation and cooking time:
6-1/2 to 8-1/2 hours
3 to 4 pounds beef for stew, cut
into 1- to 1-1/2-inch pieces
2 medium sweet onions, cut into
1/2-inch wedges
2 red peppers, cut into 1-inch-
wide strips
1 can (10.5 ounces) beef consom-
me
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup tomato paste
6 cloves garlic, minced
8 to 10 French rolls
Toppings:
2 cups (8 ounces) Sargento
ChefStyle Cheddar Jack Shredded
Cheese or Sargento Bistro Blends
Cheddar & Monterey Jack with
Tomato & Jalapefio Pepper
Shredded Cheese Pepperoncini,
pepper rings, assorted olives
1. Place onions in 4-1/2- to 5-1/2-
quart slow cooker; top with beef for


Serena Williams always takes
handwritten notes onto the
court, as useful reminders or
Sfor motivation.
This time, she wrote one
word: Yetunde.
Memories of her slain half-
sister inspired Williams to a 6-
1, 6-2 win over top-seeded
Maria Sharapova in the
Australian Open final -- her
eighth Grand Slam title, her
first since winning in 2005, and
her most improbable.
S"Usually I write, 'Look at the
ball, move forward, do this, do
that.' Today I just had one
word. My note was just
'Yetunde.'
"Every changeover I looked at
it and I just thought about how
happy she would have been ...
about what an amazing sister
she was to me. I just said,
'Serena, this has to be more


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than enough to motivate me.'
And I think it was."
Williams used to enjoy talking
to her sister after her matches,
something that ended abruptly
when Yetunde Price was killed
in a drive-by shooting in
California in September 2003.
Working through a series of
injuries and the death of her
sister took a toll on Williams,
and the domination that she
and her sister Venus had on
women's tennis eroded.
Her championship last week-
endwas her first in two years,
and only her second in a Grand
Slam after completing her
"Serena Slam" in Australia in
2003, when she won a fourth
consecutive major.
After doing a dance and skip-
ping to the side of the court to
exchange high-fives with her
mother, Oracene Price,


Williams told the crowd of
15,000 at Rod Laver Arena
about her motivation.
"Most of all I would like to
dedicate this win to my sister,
who's not here. Her name is
Yetunde. I just love her so
much," she said, her voice
cracking. "I'll try not to get
teary-eyed, but I said if I win
this it's going to be for her. So
thanks, Tunde."
In 2005, it was still too diffi-
cult to speak publicly about
Yetunde, who sometimes was a
personal assistant to Serena
and Venus Williams.
"It was definitely too raw
then. I would never have been
able to get one word out,"
Williams said.
She's only able to do it now
after appearing last June at the
sentencing of the alleged gang
member who pleaded no con-


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Snacks for the Kickoff


32 slices Italian bread (1/2 inch
thick)
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1-1/4 cups drained giardiniera
3-1/2 cups (two 7-ounce pack-
ages) Sargento Bistro Blends
Mozzarella & Asiago with Roasted
Garlic Shredded Cheese
1. Place bread slices on two 15- by
10- by 1-inch jelly roll pans. Brush
tops with butter. Toast bread slices
in 425F oven 6 to 8 minutes or
until golden brown. Set aside.
2. Place beef steaks on rack in
broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to
3 inches from heat. Broil 9 to 12
minutes for medium rare to medium
doneness, turning once.
3. Carve each steak into 32 thin
slices. Season with salt and pepper
as desired.
4. Top toast slices evenly using 1
package of cheese. Top each toast


First Down Fondue


stew, then pepper slices. Combine
consomme, soy sauce, tomato paste
and garlic; add to slow cooker.
Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7
hours or LOW 8 to 9 hours or until
beef is fork-tender. (No stirring
necessary during cooking.)
2. Serve in rolls with cheeses and
other toppings, as desired.
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Cook's Tip: Beef mixture can be
kept hot on LOW for up to 2 hours.

Beef & Cheese Touchdown Toasts
Total preparation and cooking time:
30 to 45 minutes
2 boneless beef top sirloin
steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about I
pound each)


slice with 2 steak slices and 1 tea-
spoon giardiniera. Sprinkle remain-
ing package of cheese evenly over
toasts.
5. Place 1 jelly roll pan on rack so
cheese is 2 to 3 inches from heat.
Broil 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until
cheese is melted. Repeat with
remaining pan. Serve immediately.
Makes 32 appetizers

Smoky Chili Bowls
Total preparation and cooking time:
35 to 45 minutes
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
I tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced


Football heroes
tomatoes with green peppers and
onions, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans,
rinsed, drained
1 can (14 ounces) ready-to-serve
beef broth
1 tablespoon minced chipotle pep-
pers in adobo sauce
2 tablespoons adobo sauce
3 tbsp masa harina or cornmeal
2 cups (8 ounces) Sargento Taco
Shredded Cheese or Sargento
ChefStyle Chipotle Cheddar
Shredded Cheese, divided Dairy
sour cream
1. Brown ground beef in stock pot
over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes
or until no longer pink, breaking up
in 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove from
pot with slotted spoon; pour off
drippings. Season with salt. Set
aside.
2. Heat oil in same stock pot over
medium heat until hot. Add garlic;
cook and stir 30 to 60 seconds. Add
beef, tomatoes, beans, beef broth,
chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and
simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 min-
utes, stirring occasionally. Stir in
masa harina; return to boil. Reduce
heat; stir in 1 cup cheese. Simmer 3
to 5 minutes or until slightly thick-
ened, stirring frequently.
3. Serve with remaining cheese
and sour cream, as desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings

First Down Fondue
Total preparation and cooking time:
15 minutes
2 cups (8 ounces) Sargento
Fancy Sharp Cheddar Shredded
Cheese
3 cups (12 ounces) Sargento
Fancy Colby Jack Shredded Cheese
1 tablespoon cornstarch
I bottle (12 ounces) beer
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
Dippers: Assorted breadsticks,
bell
pepper pieces, sugar snap peas and
cherry tomatoes
1. Toss cheeses with cornstarch in
medium bowl; set aside.
2. Pour beer into fondue pot; bring
to boil over high heat. Reduce heat
to low; acid cheese mixture. Cook 2
minutes or until cheese is melted,
stirring constantly. Stir in hot sauce.
3. Keep fondue over low heat. Dip
breadsticks and vegetables into fon-
due. Makes 8 servings


test to voluntary manslaughter
in the shooting of her sister.
Williams told the judge how
unfair the slaying had been on
her family.
Williams said she had taken
solace in her sister's memory
and wondered some months if
she'd ever win big again.
"There's always times where
you think, 'Am I ever going to
be looking at another trophy?'
I hadn't won a tournament in
a long time," she said.
She never lost faith in her
game, even when she lost to
Sybille Bammer, a 26-year-old
Austrian who never has won a
WTA Tour title, in the quarter-
finals of a fourth-tier tourna-
ment at Hobart, Australia, at
the start of the month.
"You can never underestimate
her as a performer," said
Sharapova, who had her worst


Serena Channels Sister's Memory for Austalian


Woods' PGA Tour winning streak

trails only Nelson's 11 of 1945


Tiger Woods moved one step clos-
er to Byron Nelson Sunday with a
come-from-behind win at the
Buick Invitational in San Diego.
The 6-under 66 finish marked his
third consecutive win at the tour-
nament, and his seventh consecu-
tive PGA Tour victory. Only
Nelson's 11-consecutive PGA tour
wins in 1945 stand between
Woods and the history books. By
stretching his streak to seven,
Woods inched closer to a record
once considered unreachable, the
golf equivalent of Joe DiMaggio's
56-game hitting streak. Woods
previously won six straight in
1999-2000, as did Ben Hogan in
1948, but nobody has come this
close to chasing down the
esteemed Nelson.
"You're in elite company, only one
person ahead of you," Woods said.
To be in company like that, with
Mr. Nelson and Mr. Hogan also up
there, that's pretty special."
Woods knows it is not the clean-
est string of victories. It began
with his clinical display at the


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Woods with his trophy
British Open in July, and included
another major championship at the
PGA in August, but this six-month
span also included a loss at the
World Match Play in September
and second-place finishes at tour-
naments in China and Japan.
"You have to clarify it's not a
worldwide streak, it's a PGA
streak," Woods said. "And, it
encompasses two different years.
... There are some L's in there,
they're not all W's."


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loss in a Grand Slam tourna-
ment. "I know what she's capa-
ble of, and she showed that
today. She has showed it many,
many times."
The best part, Williams said,
was silencing her critics.
"Like I said from the begin-
ning, when I'm playing well,
it's difficult for anyone to beat
me on the women's tour," she
added, laughing in a vague ref-
erence to the "battle of the
sexes" court case that occupied
her time late last year.
"It was an awesome win,
because I had so many critics.
So many people ... saying neg-
ative things," Williams said.
"It's like, tell me no and I'll
show you that I can do it. I get
the greatest satisfaction just
holding up the Grand Slam tro-
phy and proving everyone
wrong."


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* * February Black History Month Events * *


Florida Community College North Campus
"Subliminal Visions: Abstract and Non-Objective Works" an exhib-
it of the art of the Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists, in
the Campus Library, Building D, Room 301, through February 16, Free.
Friday, February 5th Folklorist, historians, musicians, storytellers
and authors, Rhonda and James "Sparky" Rucker, songs and storytelling
from the American tradition, at 11 a.m. Free.
Musical Lecture Series presents "The Politics of Hip Hop Culture"
with author/journalist Yasmin Shiraz at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12th. Free.
The Musical Lecture Series presents Al Letson's "The Griot" at 12
noon, in the Auditorium, Thursday, Feb. 22nd. Free

JEA Celebrating Community
The Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA), 21 West Church Street,
kicks off its 2007 Black History Month Events at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb.
1 st in the Tower Lobby. A Vendor Fair will be held on Friday, February 9th
,at 10 a.m. in the Lobby; and the Main Event is set for Friday, February
23rd in CC4 Auditorium at 11:30 a.m., refreshments will be served.

Jacksonville Public Libraries
Main Library, 303 North Laura, will kick off Black History Month on
Saturday, February 3rd with African American History and Art for
Kids, with stories, songs, history and an art project, at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
February 3rd.
Brown Eastside Branch, 1390 Harrison Street; invites all to some and
enjoy books from and about Africa, and African Stores, at 3 p.m. on
Tuesday, February 27th.

Museum of Contemporary Art
Red, White and Black: African American Cinema Pioneers presents
"Body and Soul" at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7. Wednesday, Feb. 14, "Buck
and the Preacher Man" with Sidney Poitier, at 7 p.m., 4160 Boulevard
Center Drive. "1924 Paul Robeson Series" silent film, Wednesdays in
February. To Sleep With Anger" at 7 p.m. on February 21st. "Get On
The Bus" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Admission charge, call 366-
6911.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
"The African American Collection" by the Jacksonville Consortium
of African American Artists, through Feb. 28. Opening reception, 6 p.m.,
Wednesday, Feb. 7th. Information: 356-2992.

Amelia Island Museum of History
Black History Tours with tales of courage, persistence and struggle
against oppression, at 11 a.m., Saturdays in February, 233 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Admission charge, information: (904) 261-7378.

Kingsley Plantation
Guided Walks at the Slave Quarters, Saturdays through February.
Free. African Folktales by Nigerian Abayomi Ayodeji Iyewarun, 2 p.m.
Saturday in February. Folktales celebrate the cultural contributions of the
enslaved men, women and children of the plantation period.
Ranger Cicely reads "Almost to Freedom" a Coretta Scott King book
for children, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 17th. Children can learn to
make the rage doll character in the book afterwards. Free.
Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at the University, and
the Florida Public Archaeology Network will present "Archaeology of the
Slave Quarters, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 24th.. For directions, call
(904) 251-3537.
Ritz Theatre/LaVilla Museum
Presents "With An Even Hand"Exhibit
The Ritz Theatre/LaVilla Museum, 829 North Davis Street, will pres-
ent "With An Even Hand" Brown v. Board at Fifty: A Library of
Congress Exhibition" which notes that: on May 17, 1954, the Supreme
Court issued a decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka,
Kansas, declaring that "separate educational facilities are inherently
unequal." This decision was pivotal to the struggle for racial desegregation
in the United States. This exhibition commemorates the 5oth Anniversary
of this landmark judicial case. The exhibit runs February 1st thru April 28,
2007. Admission charge. (904)632-5555.

Florida Community College-Downtown Campus
Musical Lecture Series presents Sparky and Rhonda Rucker with "The
Blue and Gray in Black and White" at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6th, in
the Cafe; and on Feb, 28th in Room A-1068; 101 West State St. Free.
Leadership Series presents A'Yanna Webster on "Becoming A Leader"
at 12:15 p.m., Room C-103, Tuesdays. Free, call (904)633-8210.
Health Expo in the Lobby, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m.
Lecture Series: "The Politics of Hip Hop Culture" with author/jour-
nalist Yasmin Shiraz. 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, Free.
"Gospel Galore" concert with the gospel chorale, 7 p.m., Friday, Feb.
23rd, Room A-1068. Free.
"Celebrating Us" a poetry and dance celebration of African American
Culture, at 12 noon, in the lobby. Free.

Florida Community College Kent Campus
Leadership Series presents A'Yanna Webster on "Winning From
Within", 11 a.m., Thursdays, Building D, Room 120. Free. 381-3674.
Musical Lecture Series presents Sparky and Rhonda Rucker with "The
Blue and Gray in Black and White", 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Building
G, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd.
Musical Lecture Series presents "The Politics of Hip Hop Culture"
with author/journalist Yasmin Shiraz, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14,
Building G. Free.
Lecture Series presents Al Letson's "The Griot" at 11 a.m. on Tuesday,
Feb. 20th, Building F, Room 128. Free.
Florida Community College South Campus
Leadership Series presents A'Yanna Wester on "Winning from
Within" at 12:15 p.m., Wednesdays, Wilson Center, 11901 Beach Blvd.
Free 633-8210.
Musical Lecture Series presents "The Politics of Hip Hop Culture"
with author/journalist Yasmin Shiraz, 12:30 p.m., Building G, Room 101,
Thursday, Feb. 13. Free.
Musical Lecture Series presents Al Letson's "The Griot", 12 noon, in
the cafe. Free.
University of North Florida
"A Night of African Dance" 7 p.m., Thursday, February 22nd, in the
Robinson Theater, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S. Free.


Evans Art Collection Now on Display at the Cummer

Features Works of Bearden, Lawrence, Catlett and Others


Genesis Creation 6
Jacob Lawrence
The Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens will present The Walter O.
Evans Collection of African
American Art beginning February
1st through April 17th. The collec-
tion features 80 original works
drawn from more than 500 collect-
ed by Dr. Walter Evans over the
past 40 years. The collection chron-
icles the achievements of African-


The Piano Lesson
Romare Bearden
American artists working from the
mid-19th century to the present.
"The Cummer is delighted to have
the opportunity to present The
Walter O. Evans Collection of
African American Art," said
Museum Director Maarten van de
Guchte. "The collection is one of
the best private collections celebrat-
ed for its quality, variety, breadth


and depth.
The paintings, sculptures and
works that are on exhibition con-
vey the contributions of African-
American artists to the tapestry of
American art and culture as well as
their development of diverse per-
spectives and aesthetics. The col-
lection also represents an important
corrective to the prior lack of repre-
sentation of African-American
artists in museums, private collec-
tions and the commercial art world.
Landscape and still life paintings
and drawings show how the artists
were initially conformed to the con-
ventions of the 19th century.
Particular strengths of the Evans
Collection include works by artists
who worked or studied art during
the Harlem Renaissance. Aaron
Douglas' The Negro Speaks of
Rivers (for Langston Hughes) cele-
brates Hughes' first poem and
alludes to both the heritage of
African-Americans and their migra-
tions in America. As Evans has
become close friends with numer-
ous artists, he has commissioned


Why Black History
Continued from front
stopped by our offices, "But as long
as you're not around that kind, you
should be ok," they said.
Not really. Statistics say a Black
man is more likely to die at the
hands of another Black man more
than any other force in the universe.
More than AIDS, Stroke, heart
attack, drugs or any random attack
of violence. Furthermore, the only
statistic exceeding a Black woman
being killed by her spouse is that of
a Black man being killed by his.
During the days of segregation we
depended on each other for every-
thing from services and entertain-
ment to healthcare and information.
Not so today. Black businesses
struggle to survive and a recent
study showed Black patients ran-
domly thought white doctors had
more sense. And that is just the tip
of the iceberg of how far we as a


many iconic works by Jacob
Lawrence and Richard Hunt. Also
included are works by Edward
Bannister, Romare Bearden,
Elizabeth Catlett, Robert
Duncanson, and Charles White
among others.
Evans made his first major acqui-
sition in the late 1970s, with the
purchase of Jacob Lawrence's The
Legend of John Brown, a portfolio
of 22 silkscreen prints. Soon after,
Evans met Romare Bearden and
obtained a trio of works, which
eventually led to what is now rec-
ognized as The Walter O. Evans
Collection ofAfrican American Art.
A Members' Opening Celebration
is scheduled for Monday, February
5, 6 to 8 p.m. Special programs
and events for visitors throughout
the show include exhibition tours,
Family Day, the Art of Collage, a
collage workshop, Especially For
Seniors Talks and Tea and a
Celebration of Harlem
Renaissance. Call 899-6034 for
more information.


people have descended as a people.
Yes we need a Black History
Month. Matter of fact, we need a
Black History Brainwashing. Black
people haven't endured 300 years of
slavery and Jim Crow to become
the most parallel paradox of being
the most successful and despairing
immigrant of all time for nothing. It
seems as if we have taken advan-
tage of the very best and worst
opportunities available to us and
everyone ran in different directions.
As an educated reader, we implore
you to take advantage of the oppor-
tunities this month to learn and re-
energize your thoughts and self
during this month of cultural indul-
gence. We at the Free Press will do
our best to make sure you are aware
of the opportunities (many of them
free) available to you in hopes that
the the reminders of sacrifice, bril-
liance and struggle will remind us,
that we've come too far to turn back
now.


United Faculty of Florida presents the docudrama "10,000 Black Men
Named George" at 12 noon, Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Student Life Center,
Building 14, Room 1700. Free
26th Annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Lunch, at 12 noon,
Banquet Hall. Tavis Smiley author, political commentator and NPR talk
show host, is the speaker. Ticket information: (904) 620-2878.
Museum of Science and History
Artifacts from the Norman Studios Collection, a local production
company that used Black actors and crew members in eight full-length fea-
ture films 1920-1928, through March 11. Admission charge, for more
infor nation, call 396-6674.


St. Augustine/St. Johns County
"Freedom Road", a narrated presentation written and performed by
local playwright James Bullock on the story of St. Augustine's 18th cen-
tury Fort Mose, 1:30 p.m., Feb. 4th, 10, 15-17, 20, 22 & 27th at the St.
Johns Ponte Vedra Library. Free Directions, (904) 827-6893.
"Flight to Freedom," a re-enactment of the underground railroad
story of Fort Mose, the first legally sanctioned black settlement in the
United States. Shows at 9:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Castillo de San Marcos
National Monument, San Marco Ave. Information (904)461-2033.
AA Chamber Heritage Breakfast
The First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce will pres-
ent the 9th Annual Heritage Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, February
23rd at the BeTheLite Conference Center, Arlington Express-way at
University Blvd. Jacksonville Port Authority CFO, Ron Baker, will be
the keynote speaker. For ticket information, call (904)652-1500.
Tots 'N Teens to Present "Faith, Scholarship,
Service: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Feb. 18
The Friends of Tots 'N Teens Theatre will present a presentation by
Ersula Knox Odom, independent scholar and Chautauqua performer
entitled, "Faith, Scholarship, Service: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
You are invited to travel back to 1954 to meet the founder of Bethune-
Cookman College in Daytona, Florida (portrayed by Ersula Knox
Odom) shares stories about her life and accomplishments, and her
thoughts about the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of
Education decision. This FREE presentation will be held at 3:30 p.m.
on Sunday, February 18th at the Main Library, 303 North Laura Street.










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DCHD Sponsoring 12 Hour Dance-A-Thon


Duval County Heaith Department
(DCHD), in partnership with Duval
County Parks and Recreation, spon-
sors a "12-hour Dance-A-Thon:
Stepping It Up, Move Your Feet to
the Beat," as the county's participa-
tion in this year's "Step Up,
Florida" campaign. The Dance-A-
Thon will be held Friday, February
9, 2007 at 7 p.m. thru Saturday,
February 10 at 7 a.m., at Cuba


Hunter Gymnasium and
Community Center. Various local
and state officials have been invited
and plan to attend. Duval County's
"Step Up, Florida!" event is
designed to help in the fight against
childhood obesity "Dancing
Away Childhood Obesity".
"Step Up, Florida!" is statewide
campaign intended to motivate and
educate the public on the impor-


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tance of physical activity and to
promote healthy lifestyles for all
Floridians.
From inception, "Step Up, Florida"
has been a point-to-point relay
event, passing a flags across all 67
counties in Florida, from county
line to county line, and culminating
in Duval County. This year each
county will host its event exclusive
of the other counties with the
opportunity to emphasize and use
its own tagline and highlight local
health and physical fitness avail-
abilities within that county.
The DCHD will address and raise
awareness about childhood obesity
with Duval County's participation
the 2007 "Step Up, Florida" cam-
paign. According to a 2005 Florida
Department of Health study, 60 per-
cent of high school students did not
participate in any physical educa-
tion at school; the same study
reveals approximately 60 percent of
overweight children have at least
one risk factor for cardiovascular
disease such as high blood pressure
or high cholesterol.
"Childhood obesity has reached
alarming rates nationally and local-


ly," says Jocelyn Turner, Duval
County Health Department
Community Relations and Health
Promotion Manager. "We want to
proactively partner with the com-
munity to help combat this prob-
lem; therefore we chose dancing as
the physical activity for our "Step
Up, Florida!" event because it is
fun, free and an activity in which
the entire family can participate;
our hope is that parents and chil-
dren will consider dancing as a
viable fitness option long after the
Dance-A-Thon ends," she contin-
ued.
The Dance-A-Thon will offer
dance styles for everyone Line
Dancing, Hip Hop, Salsa, Reggae,
Swing, County, R & B and more.
Dance instructors will be on hand to
give limited dance lessons, and
teams of up to 12 (adults and chil-
dren) are encouraged to participate.
The evening will also offer live
entertainment, free food and door
prizes. On-line registration for
teams and individuals is available at
www.dchd.net.
For more information call Jocelyn
Turner at (904) 630-3373.


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Eye Care to Qualified Seniors
This February EyeCare America is reminding seniors that sometimes,
"The Best Things in Life are Free." EyeCare America's Valentine's Day
campaign hopes to remind seniors that you can't put a price tag on love,
friendship or the importance of eye sight. The campaign encourages
those age 65 and older to call to see if they qualify for a free exam.
The national health campaign runs February 1 through March 1 and
encourages people to call the EyeCare America Seniors EyeCare
Program. This program offers eye exams and up to one year of medical
care at no out-of-pocket cost for seniors who are without an ophthal-
mologist (a medical eye doctor). To see if you, a loved one or a friend,
Designed for: 65 and older, is eligible to
- Are US citizens or legal residents receive a referral for an eye
- Are age 65 and older exam and care, call 1-800-
- Have not seen an ophthalmologist in 222-EYES (3937).
three or more years The EyeCare Program help
- Do not belong to an HMO or the VA line operates 24 hours a day,
every day, year-round.


Jax Organizations Planning

Black AIDS Day Event


February 7th is National Black
HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. As
HIV/AIDS continues to consume
Black life, Black value and Black
worth here in the United States and
in other parts of the world, Black
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Black Women More at Risk for Spousal Abuse


Activists in the growing movement
to support battered African-
American women say they agree on
what's needed to stem domestic
violence: more services that are cul-
turally informed and integrated into
victims' communities to help them
overcome barriers to seeking help.
While the battered women's
movement has long strived to serve
all women, few projects can identi-
fy specific programs designed to
reach out to diverse communities,.
That can be a barrier to safety for
Black women, who tend to reach
out for help through informal net-
works in their communities, such as
a church, rather than consulting a
shelter or hotline.
African-American women face a
higher risk for experiencing domes-


tic violence than other women,
according to the most recent data
from the Justice Department. In
fact, they are more than twice as
likely to die at the hands of a spouse
or a boyfriend. They are also at
greater risk of more severe vio-
lence, according to Justice
Department Statistics.
One of the starkest realities for
African-American women is their
vulnerability to homicide. And the
risk of violence is higher for
women in bigger cities, according
to the U.S. Department of Justice's
Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Homicide is the second leading
cause of death for Black women
between the ages of 15 and 24,
according to the Centers for
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Whitaker Speaks on 'finding' Amin Character


Forest Whitaker has already won
a Golden Globe and Screen Actors
Guild Award for his performance in
the Last King of Scotland.
It charts the fictional relationship
between Amin and a young, excited
Scottish doctor, played by James
McAvoy.
Whitaker is now odds-on to follow
it with the best actor Oscar.
The actor went to the extent of
learning Swahili for the role tak-
ing him four months to lose the
Ugandan accent after filming ended
- as well as watching endless hours
of footage ofAmin's speeches.


He also hung around the market in
the capital Kampala, meeting peo-
ple who knew the dictator.
"Everyone had stories," begins
Whitaker, "many of the people I
met had a dual feeling of him in the
first place some had relatives who
had been killed during the regime,
but there remained the feeling that
he had also done certain great
things for the country.
"That reconciliation was some-
thing that I needed to understand in
order to play the character."
Jovial and charismatic
Whitaker's performance has been


particularly praised for capturing
Amin's mannerisms and voice so
much that he gives an utterly con-
vincing performance despite not
actually resembling the dictator
very much.
"We don't really look alike I'm
three shades lighter than him, 40-
501bs lighter than him, my face
structure is different," he said.
"Luckily, I suppose that people
felt the spirit of the man came
across and that's great."
Indeed, critics have noted at many
points in the film, the man whose
regime is estimated to have killed


Author Kimberly Roby Brings Reverend

Curtis Black Back in 'Love & Lies'


Author Kimberla Lawson Roby's
latest book hits the shelves this
week, continuing the tale of the
Reverend Curtis Black and the lives
around him.
Previously, the best-selling scribe
dished on the good Rev. in the
books "Too Much of a Good
Thing," "Casting the First Stone"
and "The Best Kept Secret."
This installment continues to
weave the tangled web through per-
sonalities and issues of truth and
lies; secrets and lies; and love. She
describes Curtis Black as a man of
God who gets in the pulpit every
Sunday morning to tell the congre-
gation to do as he says, not as he
does.
"'Love & Lies' is actually the
fourth title in what my readers have
termed 'The Reverend Curtis
Black' series," she said. "He is very
charismatic, he's very charming -


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even though he does so much
wrong, readers still love him and
still ask about him. That's really the
only reason why I've written more
than one book about him."
In talking about the growth of her
audience due to Curtis Black,


Lawson Roby said: "With the
Curtis Black book, I've noticed at
my events, more and more men
coming out [to the event]. I think it
is because he's a male main charac-
ter. It really has changed over the
years with that particular charac-
ter in terms of me building an
audience of not just women, but of
men also."
With nine novels under her belt
(and the next Curtis Black update
just completed) and much public
and critical acclaim, it might come
as a surprise that Lawson didn't
originally have designs on becom-
ing a writer. She'd actually studied
and pursued a career in business.
However, as she describes, she hit a
point in the corporate business
world where she felt she was just
spinning her wheels. So she took
the advice of family, friends, and
mentors to try her hand at writing.


Whitaker becomes Amin in movie
300,000 people appears as pleasant,
entertaining company.
"When I looked at the interviews
and some of the documentaries that
were made about him, I was struck
by that ability he had to be jovial, to
bring people in, to be charismatic,"
Whitaker said.
In fact, the film's director, Kevin
MacDonald, has said that he feared
this more jovial side might domi-
nate, and that Whitaker was not
"dark-minded" enough.
The actor said that had to find
"areas of paranoia, fear and, at
times, anger" in his performance,
and was grateful that MacDonald
moved production to Uganda early
to give him time to prepare.
Meanwhile, he said that while he
was very happy with the talk about
a potential Oscar, he did not know
what to expect.
"You just try to live in the positive
energy that people seem to be put-
ting out around me and my work -
and around this film, because I
think that kind of talk helps the
film."


Hudson Clears Up Beyonce Feud Rumors


Hudson holds her Golden Globe
Hot on the announcement
Tuesday of her Best Supporting
Actress Oscar nomination,
"Dreamgirls" star Jennifer Hudson
is telling of the highs and lows of
her sudden stardom in a new maga-
zine interview.
In the cover interview for the
February/March issue of Giant
magazine, Hudson tackles, among


other things, the rumored feud with
"Dreamgirls" co-star Beyonc6
Knowles.
"I'm too busy trying to enjoy my
blessings to be dwelling in mess.
It's not about that. It's supposed to
be about enjoying it," Hudson told
Giant. "But then again, when some-
thing is good, people are always
gonna try to find something wrong
with it and try to throw a monkey
wrench in there somewhere.
"We support each other as much as
we did on day one," Hudson added.
"I mean, come on! That's Beyonc6!
We'd rather see people focus their
attention on our work."
Hudson, who was a top 10 finalist
on "American Idol" in 2004, also
discussed with the magazine her jit-
ters of being a newcomer working
opposite Jamie Foxx while filming
the scene featuring the song "And
I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."
In the film, Hudson plays Effie
White, the lead singer of the '60s
girl-group trio The Dreams, whose
life becomes a nightmare when the
group new manager, Curtis Taylor
Jr. (Foxx), makes her soulful voice


take a back seat to the demure beau-
ty of Deena Jones (Knowles).
While Effie's looks are at issue in
"Dreamgirls," Hudson told Giant
that she has no apologies for who
she is.
"Look, I used to be a size 22. Now,
I'm a size 12. When I go to
Hollywood stuff, I'm the biggest
girl there. And I could care less,"
Hudson told Giant. "I still feel sexy
and pretty whoever I'm standing
next to because when I'm out in the
real world, I'm the size of the aver-
age woman. And there is nothing
wrong with us. There's something
wrong when you're just skin and
bones. It's not cute. I love my size,
period. You gotta be comfortable in
your own skin!"
Hudson also told the magazine
that she's happily in love with her
boyfriend -- a childhood sweetheart
whom she's been dating since 1999
-- who lives his life outside of the
movie business.
"It's crazy. I'm the dreamer and he
supports my dreams -- always has.
He's happy to be my rock and let
me fly," Hudson told Giant. "I think


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it makes more sense to date some-
one outside of showbiz. He is sta-
tionary, stable, a home base."
Hudson's nomination for her Best
Supporting Actress Oscar is the lat-
est honor in a string of many since
"Dreamgirls" debuted in December.
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PAYING RENT NOT A PROBLEM FOR JAY Z
After learning that his rental overlooking Central Park was being sold
by the owner, Jay-Z finally settled on renting a $65,000 a month apart-
ment on the top floor of Trump Tower, reports the New York Post. His
unit is above that of New York Yankees star, Derek Jeter.

ALI MOVES TO MICHIGAN
Boxing icon Muhammad Ali and his wife,
Lonnie, have bought a $1.8 million home in
Berrien Springs, Mich. to be closer to the
? Muhammad Ali Center located in his native
Louisville. According to the facility's president
Mike Fox, the couple visits the center every two
or three months from their home in Phoenix, but
travel had become more challenging for the 65-
year-old Ali, who has Parkinson's disease. The
Ali's have closed on the $1,875,000 home in
eastern Jefferson County, according to property records.

TYSON'S DAUGHTER BLAMES FAT ON GENES
Mike Tyson's daughter, Michael, says she has definitely inherited the
obesity gene from her father's side of the family. The 15-year-old says
she's battled weight issues for years and insists her famous dad, who
weighed 200 pounds when he was 13, would be huge if his boxing had-
n't kept him obsessed with his physique. She says: "My father's side, a
lot of them, so I heard, are obese, like his sisters, his mother. I believe if
he wasn't a heavyweight champion, if he wasn't constantly working out
or watching what he ate, he would be obese."
Michael is currently designing a clothing line for plus-size girls.

TYRA OFFERS NO APOLOGY FOR EXTRA POUNDS
-- Tyra Banks has decided to
address those unflattering bikini
S:i- .i' pictures of her that have popped
up in the tabloids this week under
... -: .such headlines as "America's

Porkchop.
S'The 33-year-old former iuper-
model admits that she hs gained
I A about 30 pounds since her nfa-
S,.. mous 1997 Sports Illitrated
cover, but tell People magazine

onHIS
SsW '* i: ',:"i that she's tht onl, ore. ho doCes-
F T'0Ma" r. l n't seemn to lh he a problem \ith
SFA T ? it... at lea.t mosr t ol the tine.
i:.i '. "I still feel hot, but e\ er- da\ is
;' different," sh-e sa -.It'% \ hen I
put on the jeans that used to fit
and don't fit now and give me the muffin top, that's when I say, 'Iamn!'"
Banks, the co-creator and host of the CW's "America's Next Top
Model," also feels that the public's obsession with her weight v. Iich
she says is at 161 lbs. these days is ultimately detrimental to oung
girls who struggle with body image.
"T get so riiluchld ml tromn young. g4L ''. ho saykjl.up tog.ju1.
You're not as skmri as evei' -one else, I tlink ,> ou''e b'?afififl.'" slhe ay',.
"So when they say that my body is 'ugly' and disgustingng' i lhat does that
make those girls feel like?"


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