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Did Clinton Pad Civil Rights Resume?
In a "panicked" reaction to the steady
rise in popularity of presidential
Candidate Sen. Barack Obama, could
SSen. Hillary Clinton have padded her
ig civil rights resume? That's what syndi-
cated columnist Robert Novak suggest-
ed, as he noted that Clinton's high
school admiration of Martin Luther
King Jr. in 1963, which she mentioned during her Selma speech last
week, was incompatible with the senator's identity as a self-described
"Goldwater Girl" during his 1964 election bid.
Novak notes Barry Goldwater' had opposed the voting rights bill dur-
ing his run for the White House. He also says that while it would be dif-
ficult for any candidate to explain a high school inconsistency, Clinton's
Selma recognition of the late civil rights leader may have been more of
an overreaction to her second-place showing to Obama in popularity
among Black voters than a deliberate attempt to reinvent her past.
Clinton supporters, however, point out that the senator mentions in her
book "Living History" how as a high school student she was moved
when she heard King speak, and her support of civil rights was not a last-
minute "panicked" conversion.
Grandmaster Flash in Hall of Fame
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame this week, along with a class of other artists,
including girl-group The Ronettes, Patti Smith, Van Halen and R.E.M..
In a statement, winner Grandmaster Flash spoke of his many rock influ-
ences, while his scratching and mixing achievement on the groundbreak-
ing rap hit "The Message" were praised. Present-day rap star Jay-Z said
of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, "What Chuck Berry did for
the electric guitar, Flash did for the turntable." Meanwhile, winner
Grandmaster Flash said, "Thank you so much for doing this for us. Rock
'n' roll... plays a huge part in what we do."
Sudan Sued on Terrorism Charges
The families of U.S. soldiers killed during a terrorist attack on the USS
Cole are suing the Sudan, claiming the country's government aided al-
Qaeda in carrying out the attack by providing technical support, intelli-
gence, training and even fake Sudanese passports. Sudanese officials
deny any connection to al-Qaeda. The families are seeking damages in
the amount of $100 million. A suicide bomber attacked the destroyer
USS Cole in 2001, leaving 17 soldiers dead and 39 injured.
Black Man from S. Florida Will
Be Youngest to Fly Around Globe
On March 23, Barrington Irving
will depart on a solo flight around
the world, making him the first
,w O n e African American to make the
sr trip in a single-engine plane. At
23, Irving will also be the
/ youngest pilot to do so. Irving
hopes that his flight will be inspi-
ration for disadvantaged youth
and will appear at a Opa Locka,
Fla. airport the day before his his-
toric flight. Irving has also established a nonprofit organization, called
Experience Aviation Inc., which raises awareness of aviation opportuni-
ties for disadvantaged youth.
1st Black Princess in Disney Animation
The Walt Disney Co. has started production .
on an animated musical fairy tale called -.
"The Frog Princess," which will be set in
New Orleans and feature the Walt Disney
Studio's first black princess.
The company unveiled the plans at its
annual shareholders' meeting in New
Orleans.
John Lasseter, chief creative officer for
Disney said the movie would return to the
classic hand.-drawn animation process, instead of using computer anima-
tion that has become the industry standard. He called the film "an
American fairy tale."
Disney said its new animated princess Maddy will be added to its
collection of animated princesses used at the company's theme parks and
on consumer products. The film is set for release in 2009.


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Three Jacksonville Women

Garner State Onyx Awards
Three Jacksonville Women recently traveled to Orlando to accept the
State Onyx Award. Rita Perry, Margaret Johnson and Helen Jackson
received the awards in the areas of Communication, Community
Leadership and Community Service respectively. As Southern Area
Director of the Links, Inc., Johnson accepted the award on behalf of the
women' social service organization.
Rita Perry, publisher of the Jacksonville Free Press and Helen Jackson
received the honor locally which enabled them to vie for the award on a
state level. Other honors in competitive categories were presented in areas
such as Education, Performing Arts and Business.
This is the fifth year Onyx Magazine has presented the Awards Gala ben-
efitting the fight to cure Sickle Cell and literacy. The Black Tie Gala is held
at the Rosen Hotel with over 1000 attendees enjoying an evening of glam-
our, achievement and entertainment.


Shown above is centurion Mrs. Johnnie Roxie Scott who celebrated her
100th birthday with family and friends at her church home, Mt. Bethel
Baptist Church. For more on the celebration and the special presentations
made to the young lady, please see page 7. Rhonda Silver photo


Shown above is Dick Gregory sharing a hug with Jacksonville fan Bea Gilliard and legendary Jacksonville
Coaches who run Hayes' namesake Track Meet every year James Day and Nathaniel Washington.
Sports Complex, Annual Meet Celebrate Hayes Legacy
City dignitaries joined renowned multi-use fields, restroom/conces- Gregory citing America's growth in
civil rights activist Dick Gregory to sion stand facility, playground/pic- diversity. "Bob Hayes didn't play no
celebrate the dedication and com- nic area, site furnishings (benches, soccer," he added bringing his
pletion of the Bob Hope Sports trash receptacles and tables) fenc- comedic charm to the attendees.
Complex. ing, landscaping, parking lot and a In April 2000, the Bob Hayes
Enhancements to the 25-acre park walking. Sports Complex became a reality
which is next to the Lonnie Miller "Here we are on the ground of the when the city purchased an adjacent
Park on the Northside includes four Bob Hayes soccer field." Said Continued on page 3


City's Small
Business Program
Gets Extra Funding
A collaboration of area city agen-
cies including the JEA,
Transportation Authority, Port
Authority, and the Aviation
Authority has been designed to
enhance and expand the city's
Small and Emerging Business pro-
gram (JSEB) with the Access to
Capital Program. An estimated
96% of businesses in Duval
County are small businesses.
As part of the partnership, each of
the independent authorities will
contribute funding to the JSEB's
Access to Capital program a loan
pool that provides short term capi-
tal to qualified small businesses
that have been awarded a city con-
tract. In addition, businesses that
are awarded contracts with the par-
ticipating authorities will also be
eligible for loans from the pool.
"Often, lack of capital is a barrier
to success for small businesses,"
said Peyton. "This program is a
resource to help small businesses
obtain the capital they need to be
competitive with larger compa-
nies."


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Volume 20 No. 52 Jacksonville, Florida March 15-21, 2007

Subprime Lending Often the Root of Dreams Deferred


By. Jenice Richardson
Subprime loans have been the
gateway to the American dream of
homeownership for many, especial-
ly African-Americans. However,
these loans are in close relation to
high trends in foreclosures and is
having a significant effect on Black


borrowers, say fair-housing experts.
"It is not enough to put more
Americans into their own homes if
we fail to arm them with the tools
needed to sustain homeownership,"
says Marc Morial, president of the
National Urban League. "Far too
many first-time homebuyers with


limited financial experience have
fallen into the trap of predatory
lending where unscrupulous mort-
gage brokers steer them into unsuit-
able and exploitive mortgage prod-
ucts and turn their American dream
into the American nightmare."
The National Urban League reports


that in 2004, African-American
homeownership soared to nearly 50
percent, a historic high. White-
American homeownership was at
76 percent. But, Black homeowner-
ship slipped to 47.9 percent in 2006
largely because of foreclosures.
Continued on page 2


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our Right and Vote Your Choice on March 20th


Centennial Celebration for

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13 Easy Steps to Becoming a Millionaire While an Employee


Working for the Man doesn't
mean you have to be a wage slave
or resort to buying lottery tickets to
strike it rich. The trick is to maxi-
mize your income on the job (and
know when to move on), make the
most of your employee benefits and
tax breaks to pocket more cash, and
use that extra money to start invest-
ing.
Get a Raise
1. Keep your eyes peeled for bet-
ter ways to do your job. Streamline
a procedure, shave costs, create a
new profit center, become an expert
on a specific topic, volunteer for a
company committee -- anything
that will make you stand out as a
prime candidate for a promotion or
a pay boost.
2. Don't be afraid to negotiate. In


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a study of master's degree graduates
from Carnegie Mellon University,
economics professor Linda
Babcock found that those who
negotiated their first salary boosted
their pay by 7.4% compared with
those who didn't bargain.
3. Get your ducks in a row and
your numbers on paper. If possible,
quantify how much your efforts add
to the company's bottom line. If
that's not feasible, spotlight your
value with comparable salaries for
workers in your position from a
Web site, such as Salary.com, or
from a professional association.
4. Plot your strategy when it's
time to move on. Create a profes-
sional looking page on MySpace
that tells prospective employers
why you're an exceptional candi-


date, recommends John Challenger,
of the outplacement firm
Challenger, Gray & Christmas. And
don't neglect more-conventional
networking: Join a professional
association, or show up at school
reunions toting business cards.
Milk Your Benefits
5. Contribute as much as you can
to your 401(k) and other tax-
deferred retirement plans. You'll not
only build a bigger nest egg, but
you'll also cut your tax bill. In the
25% federal tax bracket, every
$1,000 you contribute to a 401(k)
trims your taxes by $250. And
you'll save on state income taxes,
too.
6. Flex your tax-saving muscle.
Contribute pretax dollars to a flexi-
ble spending account to pay for


dependent care or out-of-pocket
medical expenses. If you set aside
$1,500 per year and you're in the
25% bracket, avoiding federal
income and Social Security taxes
means Uncle Sam will subsidize
almost $500 of your expenses.
7. Review your tax withholding.
If you're expecting a refund this
spring, you're having too much tax
withheld from your paycheck -- and
making an interest-free loan to
Uncle Sam. That's no way to
become a millionaire. Put more
money in your pocket by using our
withholding calculator and then fill-
ing out a new Form W-4.
8. Stash savings in a Roth IRA, if
you're eligible. Withdrawals in
retirement, including decades of
compounded earnings, will be tax-


Subprime Lending Deferring Dream for America's Minorities
continued from front are steered in the direction of sub- John Taylor, president and CEO of higher rates and/or conditions
The future does not look better. prime loans by brokers," says the National Community minority homebuyers," Mor
cording to a 2006 study by the Reuss. The subprime benefit to the Reinvestment Coalition, says that it says. He says he is seeking a c(
rham-based Center for broker is what are called yield is common for lenders to under- gressional sponsor for the six-po
sponsible Lending, of subprime spread premiums or "broker kick- write subprime loans based, not on Bill of Rights.
irtgages that originated during backs," which are the benefits a a borrower's ability to repay, but on However, Morial also agrees tl
seven-year period between1998 broker gains from getting borrow- the value of the borrower's home African-Americans and all hon
2006, "2.2 million U.S. house- ers to take higher interest loans with that the lender stands to gain in a buyers must educate themsel
ds will lose their homes to fore- risky conditions and terms. foreclosure or from fees associated before stepping out into the indi
sure" and subprime foreclosures In a 2003 study, the National with the loan. try and losing their dreams.
1 affect 10 percent of recent Community Reinvestment Some fair-housing advocates Taylor says he does not think b
rican-American borrowers. The Coalition, a non-profit organization think new laws should regulate sub- rowers of "any race" totally und
anization's study also projects that focuses on lending and com- prime lending. stand all of the language and pitfa
t, "one out of every five (19.4 munity development issues, found Morial says in a recent speech on of the mortgage business, such
cent) subprime loans made that subprime mortgages were more what he calls the "Homebuyers' Bill the difference between annual p
ay will fail." prevalent among Blacks in about of Rights," that Congress should centage rates and effective annl
ubprime loans are high interest 326 of 331 U.S. metropolitan areas form a Housing and Urban rates or the significance in the f
ns that are generally utilized by studied. In addition, the Federal Development (HUD) task force, quency of compounding inter
se who have poor credit scores Reserve reported in 2005 that 54.7 "[It] would investigate and issues that tend to lead to defa
1 limited options, describes percent of Blacks paid higher than process mortgage lending com- and foreclosures.
iron Reuss, spokeswoman for average market rates for conven- plaints, including such actions as "We need to protect consumers
Center for Responsible tional home loans in contrast to inappropriate steering to sub-prime a way that they don't have to
Hiding. 17.2 percent of non-Hispanic loans, stricter qualification stan- economists" to be successful
[ think often African-Americans whites, dards for minority borrowers and owning a home, says Taylor.


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Lucky No. 13 Entrepreneurship Water Gun Wonder: Lonnie Johnson
turned his super soaker water gun into the best selling toy in the country.
First job: Frame assembler in a window frame assembly plant.
What he would do with $1,000: Donate it to my favorite charity, the
Georgia Alliance for Children.
Practical tip for success: Be willing to put things on the line and take
a risk with your idea. If you don't take that step, you won't provide the
opportunity for yourself to succeed.


free. This year, income-eligibility
limits for a Roth increase to
$114,000 for individuals and
$166,000 for married couples.
Invest Like Crazy
9. Don't delay. The quicker you
get a jump on putting money aside,
the easier it will be to stuff a seven-
figure cushion. If you start at age
25, for example, investing $286 per
month will get you $1 million by
age 65, assuming you earn 8%
annually (for more calculations, go
to kiplinger.com/links/million).
10. Invest automatically, either
through your employer's retirement
plan or by setting up a regular
deposit to a mutual fund or broker.
You'll never miss the money, and
you'll avoid two big mistakes: buy-
ing too much when stock prices are


high and not buying at all when
prices fall.
11. Watch for fund fees. The more
you pay, the tougher it is to earn an
above-average return. The typical
hedge fund, for example, takes 20%
of any gains, and that's a huge hur-
dle. A better bet: no-load mutual
funds with low expense ratios of
1% or less. If you trade individual
stocks, watch those commissions.
12. Keep it simple. Be wary of
get-rich-quick schemes or sales
pitches for complex investments,
such as oil-and-gas partnerships,
that trade on the millionaire cachet
to lure investors into buying high-
fee products they don't understand.
Most millionaire households accu-
mulate their wealth over the long
term by sticking to a regular invest-
ing plan in a balanced portfolio.


ATTENTION ALL

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CERTIFIED JACKSONVILLE SMALL EMERGING
BUSINESSES (JSEBS'S) & DISADVANTAGED
BUSINESS ENTERPRISES (DBE'S)

INVITATION TO ATTEND
JSEB/DBE PRESOLICITATION WORKSHOP
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF DAMES POINT CONTAINER
TERMINAL PROJECT TWO
JPA CONTRACT C-1142 D&E.

A JSBE/DBE PRESOLICITATION WORKSHOP WILL BE
HELD ON MONDAY, MARCH 26 & FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007
FROM 6:00 PM TO 7:30 P.M. AT THE JAXPORT CRUISE TER-
MINAL, LOCATED AT 9810 AUGUST DRIVE, JACK-
SONVILLE, FLORIDA 32226.

THE WORKSHOP WILL BE CONDUCTED TO PROMOTE
JSEB/DBE PARTICIPATION ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF
DAMES POINT CONTAINER TERMINAL, JPA CONTRACT C-
1142D & E, PROJECT TWO. THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTU-
NITY TO MEET QUALIFIED GENERAL CONTRACTORS
WHOM YOUR FIRM CAN NETWORK WITH AND SEEK
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. PLEASE BRING YOUR COM-
PANY'S PROFILE AND OTHER MARKETING INFORMA-
TION TO REPRESENT YOUR FIRM.

Please RSVP to Yetunde Oyewole at email: yetunde.oyewole@jax-
port.com or if any questions, call (904) 357-3003.



INVITATION FOR BIDS

Dames Point Container Terminal Project Two
Dames Point Marine Terminal
JAXPORT Project Nos. D2005-02 & D2006-05
Jaxport Contract Nos. C-1142D& C-1142E
March 11, 2007

Sealed bids will be received by the Jacksonville Port Authority until
2:00 PM, local time, April 12, 2007, at which time they shall be opened
in the Public Meeting Room of the Port Central Office Building, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida, for Dames Point Container
Terminal Project Two.

All bids must be submitted in accordance with specifications and draw-
ings for Contract No. C-1142D and C1142E, which may be examined
in, or obtained from the Contract Administration, Procurement and
Engineering Services Department of the Jacksonville Port Authority,
located on the second floor of the Port Central Office Building, 2831
Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. (Please telephone
904/357-3018 for information.)

PRE-BID CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON March 22. 2007.
AT 10:00 AM, IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM, FIRST
FLOOR OF THE PORT CENTRAL OFFICE BUILDING LOCAT-
ED AT ADDRESS STATED ABOVE ATTENDANCE BY A REP-
RESENTATIVE OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER IS
REQUIRED. A BID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FORM ANY
BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT SUCH CONFER-
ENCE.

Bid and contract bonding are required.

The DBE Participation Goal established for this project is 20%.
Louis Naranjo
Manager Procurement and Inventory
Jacksonville Port Authority


March 15-21, 2007


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Gangsta Rap" Coloring Book Causes Outrage


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SAN FRANCISCO There's a
new coloring book on the market,
and it's causing a firestorm of con-
troversy. It's called the gangsta rap
coloring book.
It's obviously not just any color-
ing book. You can use your crayons
to color a picture of Ice-T holding a
sub machine gun behind his back,
or Brother Lynch hung menacingly


holding a dagger. Or even 50 Cent
pointing a gun at you. There are
also stereotype images of black
men holding prison cell mug shot
numbers in front of them.
The book, created by freelance
artist Aye Jay of San Francisco, is
meant to pay homage to gansta
rappers but it has raised the ire of
some in the African American
community.
Rev. Jesse Robinson of the
Mount Zion Baptist Church said,
"For something of this nature
being designed to give children
with images of weaponry and
killing and prison and things of
that nature, I don't see it as a fitting
image for our young people."
Iman Suetwedien A. Muhammad
of Masjid Muhammad said, "This
stuff needs to be exposed, it should-
n't be sold, they know exactly who
they're targeting with this kind of
foolishness here."
On the back cover, the book high-
lights glowing reviews including
one who says: "Cop this and get the


young guns in the game early."
Another writes: "An automatic
weapon, a set of crayons and this
coloring book. What more could a
growing boy ask for?"
But District Attorney Lynne
Abraham calls the book a disgrace.
"With all the terrible things happen-
ing, shootings, gang warfare, guns,
and here is this company that is
supposed to be a responsible com-
pany that's totally unresposible, so
I'm disgusted, I'm horrified."
The book is being sold by, among
other outlets, urban outfitters on its
webpage. The company has previ-
ously been under fire for selling a
monopoly style game called
Ghettopoly, and for selling
Christmas ornaments shaped like
glittering handguns.
Abraham said, "Glen Senk who
owns that store is socially irrespon-
sible, here we are awash in the
blood of young people where carry-
ing a gun in our society is supposed
to be frown on and what he does is
re-enforce all the bad images."


Complex Opening Highlights 43rd


Annual Bob Hayes Track Meet


Coach Washington amngst the many trophies that will be won.


parcel to Lonnie Miller Regional
Park from the Diocese of St.
Augustine for $175,000.
Immediately after acquiring the
additional tract, the city began plan-
ning a soccer complex for the site.
"Bob Hayes was not only a great
athlete but also a man of compas-
sion and kindness who took great


interest in this community. Through
these enhancements, we hope to
continue his legacy and further con-
tribute to Jacksonville's quality of
life and rich heritage." said Mayor
Peyton.
Hayes, also known as the "world's
fastest human," "Bullet Bob," and
"Speedo," was a Jacksonville


native. A graduate of Matthew
Gilbert High School and Florida
A&M, he won gold medals in both
the 100-yard dash and the 400 relay
at the 1964 Olympic Games. He
also played in the NFL as a receiv-
er for the Dallas Cowboys. Hayes
remains the only man to have won a
Super Bowl ring in addition to two
Olympic gold medals.
This week also marks the kickoff
for festivities for the Bob Hayes
Annual track Meet now in its 43rd
year. The event continued to attract
some of the nation's top high school
track and field athletes from across
the states bringing over 4000 stu-
dent athletes to the First Coast.
The event was founded in 1964 by
coaches Nathaniel Washington,
Earl Kitchings, Willie Richardson,
Charles Grover, Edwin "Butch"
Lawson, Jimmy Johnson and Oliver
Walker in honor of Jacksonville's
native son, Bob Hayes after his
double gold victory at the
Olympics.
Activities for the Track Meet will
include the Hall of Fame Banquet at
7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th at
Alltell Stadium and the Track Meet
that kicks off at 8 a.m. at Raines
High School on Saturday, March
17th. For more information call
404-346-0410.


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Warren at the unveiling of the Curfew buses. R. Silverphoto

JTA Boosts Teen Curfew Awareness


Introduced by the City Council
President at the request of the
Sheriff, State Attorney and other
Council Members, the County wide
Teen Curfew received an added
advertising boost from the JTA.
The Jacksonville Transportation
Authority is promoting the curfew on
the panels of area buses that will

Black Caucus

Seeks Federal

Action on
Cherokee Vote
Black leaders in Congress asked
the federal government yesterday
to weigh in on the legality of a vote
by the Cherokee Nation earlier this
month to revoke citizenship from
descendants of former tribal slaves.
Saying they were "shocked and
outraged," more than two dozen
members of the Congressional
Black Caucus signed a letter to the
Interior Department's Bureau of
Indian Affairs questioning the
"validity, legality, as well as the
morality" of the March 3 vote.
"The black descendant Cherokees
can trace their Native American
heritage back in many cases for
more than a century," said Rep.
Diane Watson. "They are legally a
part of the Cherokee Nation
through history, precedent, blood
and treaty obligations."
More than 76 percent of those
casting ballots in the special elec-
tion voted to amend the tribal con-
stitution to limit citizenship to
descendants of "by blood" tribe
members, removing an estimated
2,800 freedmen descendants.


circulate throughout the city. Crime
statistics show that afflicted areas
are not specific to different areas of
town and the new ordinance
requires those under 18 to be inside
The legal ordinance deems it a
violation for any child to be or
remain in or upon any public or
semi-public place during curfew
hours. Any person/parent in viola-


tion of the curfew will be met first
with a warning and $100 fines
thereafter.
Curfew Hours
Sunday 11 p.m.- Monday 5:00 a.m.
Monday, Tuesday ,Wednesday
Thursday 11 p.m.- Fri. 5:00 a.m.
Saturday 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
Holidays: 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.


Going Places: Lisa Buggs


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Lisa Buggs
The Jacksonville Children's
Commission (JCC) recently named
Lisa Buggs to the position of direc-
tor of Community Outreach for the
organization.
"This community has turned the
corner in its recognition that the
best investment we can make in
Jacksonville's future is in the care
and nurturance of our children,"
said Lanier. "Lisa Buggs has the


background and skill to share this
message of hope with all of the
commission's target audiences -
consumers, taxpayers, opinion
makers, political leaders and most
of all, children and their families."
Buggs will continue her roles as the
executive producer and host of the
JCC television program, Jax Kids
Television, which airs daily on
Comcast Channel 29 in addition, to
serving as editor of the JCC annual
report and other written communi-
cations and collateral materials. In
her new role, Buggs will also lead
the strategic plan designed to
enhance the visibility of the JCC
among target audiences.
Prior to joining the JCC as the
Community Outreach senior
manger in 2001, Buggs worked as a
producer/writer/director and public
affairs producer for WJCT Public
Broadcasting, Inc., where she con-
centrated on several documentaries
and award-winning programs. She
also worked as an associate produc-
er for Stereo 90 on 89.9 FM, a radio
magazine program, and Radio
Reading Service, a service for read-
ing impaired adults.


for the
March 20, 2007
ELECTION
Early Voting Ends
Sunday March 18, 2007
in DUVAL COUNTY at the following sites:

The Supervisor of Elections Main Office, 105 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville
Argyle Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Road South, Jacksonville
Beaches Library, 600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach
Bradham-Brooks Northwest Library, 1755 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville
Graham Library, 2304 North Myrtle Avenue, Jacksonville
Highlands Library, 1826 Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville
Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville
Murray Hill Library, 918 Edgewood Avenue South, Jacksonville
Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville
Southeast Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Jacksonville
South Mandarin Library, 12125 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
University Park Library, 3435 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville
Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville
West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road South, Jacksonville

Hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

To find out where your polling place is or
for more information call: 630-1414.
Absentee ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections Office
by no later than 7:00 p.m. on March 20, 2007.

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JERRY HOLLAND
THE DUVAL COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE
(904) 630-1414 www.duvalelections.com


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With so much to write about like
the Governor's outrageous plan to
cut property taxes, but raise sales
tax., I can not let the month of
March go by without acknowledg-
ing Woman's History Month.
By the way, the plan would dev-
astate local governments. Property
taxes are the main source of most
local governments (e.g.,
Jacksonville) general fund, which
means a decrease would lead to
less governmental services.
That means less police and fire
fighters, reduced or eliminated
contributions to the arts, social
service providers and indigent
health care. Stay tuned Free Press
readers, I will outline the pros and
cons of this issue in next week's
column.
For now, I have to pay homage to
the beings I consider the strongest
on earth women.
Mary McLeod Bethune said it
best, "The true worth of a race must
be measured by the character of its
womanhood." This month is a time
for us to reflect back on the vast
contributions that women have
made in this country, and particu-
larly black women who have been
the strength and backbone of the
African American community.
As Ijust mentioned, I believe that
women are the strongest beings on
this earth. And let me quantify that
by saying I am not merely speaking
of physical strength or the strength
it must take to bare a child, but a
woman's ability to be a leader and
nurturer makes her very unique.
What is so amazing about women


properly preserve


Naturally, I was excited when I
found out that during last week's
trip to Ghana, I would get a chance
to visit the W. E. B. DuBois
Memorial Centre for Pan-African
Culture, which encompasses the
grave and former home of my intel-
lectual hero. Before the visit, Jesse
Jackson had urged me to brace
myself for what I would see; he
predicted that I would be disap-
pointed with the condition of the
memorial to DuBois.
He was correct. Even with low-
ered expectations, I was shocked at
how much his former residence had
been allowed to deteriorate. The
front of the compound has dirt
rather than grass, The long, one-
story house resembles a section of
Army barracks more than a
dwelling, And the tin roof and dan-
gling outside wiring do nothing to
improve the esthetics.
A small, golden bust of DuBois
rests atop a marble pedestal that
stands about five feet tall. A plaque
below bares the sparse inscription:


Women's History Month


Shouldn't go Unrecognized


are the remarkable strides that have
made over the years. Much like
African Americans, women in gen-
eral were not allowed to vote and
even once those rights were grant-
ed often faced discriminatory chal-
lenges when attempting to vote.
Because of the struggles faced by
American females, black women
were essentially double minorities.
They couldn't vote because they
were black and because they were
women. But that never stopped
women like Mary McLeod
Bethune, Shirley Chisholm and
Fannie Lou Hamer.
One of the most prophetic state-
ments I heard regarding the
strength of black women was from
W.E.B. Dubois who said, "I most
sincerely doubt if any other race of
women could have brought its fine-
ness up through so devilish a fire."
Entertainer Lena Home, said,
"Black women have the habit of
survival." And there are so many
examples of strong women. We
have all heard of the strength, forti-
tude and drive of Harriet Tubman,
who lead hundreds of slaves
through the Underground Railroad,
but there are everyday people who
we should acknowledge as well.
In most black families the grand-
mother is the stabilizing force in
the family. She provides wisdom,
helps us raise our children, teaches
us how to cook, teaches responsi-


ability and often instills in us the
importance of education and reli-
gion.
My grandmother and many other
grandmothers or "Big Mamas"
have always been the backbone of
our families. They are the wise
ladies that not only cook a mean
sweet potato pie, but also can give
you advice on every topic from
home health remedies to relation-
ships.
A good woman's worth is invalu-
able.
Today's women play prevalent
roles politics and business in this
country, and many of them do this
while being great mothers and
wives. Once sanctioned primarily
to being nurses, teachers and secre-
taries, women are now dominating
corporate boardrooms, law offices
and the political scene.
My heart goes out to "The ladies
having babies on your own, I know
it gets rough and you are feeling all
alone," said deceased rapper, Tupac
Shakur. He understood the value of
woman growing up in a single par-
ent household. That's what is so
phenomenal about women they
are natural leaders, providers, care-
givers, and lovers.
And as I mentioned before, black
women are certainly unique
because of all of the challenges
they have faced since the days of
slavery. Working as field laborers,


nannies to the plantation owner's
children and even mandatory mis-
tresses to slave owners certainly
tested the will of black women and
proved that sisters have had to go
up the rough side of the mountain.
I can't imagine the pain and
anguish felt from having a child
and that child being taken away
and sold as one would sale a puppy.
Or what about being a designated
"bed wench" against your will or
being raped at anytime or even
dying because of the lack of basic
healthcare these are all the condi-
tions black women lived in during
slavery.
The legacy of slavery is vast and
much more far-reaching than many
will admit to, but it basically
destroyed the black family struc-
ture. It made black women stronger
and took away the black male's
responsibility of raising their chil-
dren. That is a fact that African
American families deal with today
in America.
From Sojourner Truth to Barbara
Jordan and my grandma, black
woman have led when men were
not able to lead or were too afraid.
And as a great man once said,
"There was never a great man who
had not a great woman behind
him."
Signing off from the League of
Women's Voter office,
Reggie Fullwood


A Painful Journey to See W.E. B. DuBois


By. George E. Curry
NNPA Columnist
ACCRA, Ghana I have been a
W.E. B. DuBois fanatic since learn-
ing as a student at Druid High
School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. that he
actively opposed the accommoda-
tionist views of Booker T.
Washington. I was even more elat-
ed when I discovered that DuBois
and I shared the same birthday -
February 23.


"William Edward B. DuBois 1868-
1963." That's all it says. Nowhere
is there a clue of what he did
between 1968 and 1963. It doesn't
say that he was one of the most
influential figures of the 20th cen-
tury, it doesn't say he was the
father of Pan-Africanism, it doesn't
say he received a Ph.D. from
Harvard in 1895, it doesn't say his
Philadelphia Negro was the first
scientific study of African-


University of Massachusetts. There
are only a few mementos housed
here. Various academic gowns are
on display in one room, including
the one he wore months before his
death when he received an hon-
orary doctorate from the University
of Ghana. There are also robes
from Fisk University, his under-
graduate alma mater; Clark Atlanta
University (DuBois conducted pio-
neering research on African-
Americans at Atlanta University)
and Harvard. There are some other
valuable items in this room, includ-
ing a signed copy of a book from
Albert Einstein and original copies
of the Crisis magazine, the feisty
forerunner of Encore and Emerge
magazines,
DuBois' study, filled with two
walls of his books, does not have
climate control or on this day, air
conditioning. The main hall, just
outside DuBois' office, features a
nondescript wall that carries a large
photo of DuBois, two smaller ones
of Nkrumah, and two sheets of
paper. They are hung against a long
piece of Kente cloth under the
heading, "The Influence of Pan-
Africanism on Nkrumah and
Ghana's Independence."
Outside, less than 30 yards from
the main building, is a mausoleum
that houses DuBois and the ashes
of his wife, Shirley. Shaped like a
gazebo, the wood-paneled room
has several African stools. DuBois
is entombed under a granite rectan-
gle slab that slopes at the lower end
of the body. Visitors have left flow-
ers, notes and a banner from Clark
Atlanta University stretches across
the top.
Anne V. Adams, a former associ-
ate professor at Cornell University


in Ithaca, N.Y., is the center's pro-
gram director. Still shaken by the
conditions, Jesse Jackson agreed to
buy a badly-needed generator and
help raise additional funds; several
of us made financial pledges and
contributions. Jackson criticized
both the Ghanaian government and
Blacks for not doing more to pre-
serve the center. (Contributions can
be sent to the center at P.O. Box CT
975, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana.
Her e-mail address is ava@web-
dubois-gh.org.)
Considering all that DuBois has
done for us, the least we can do is
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ble today, it doesn't say that he was
an uncompromising editor of The
Crisis magazine and it doesn't say
his own U.S. government harassed
him for his uncompromising views.
No, all it says is, "William Edward
B. DuBois 1868-1963." I've read
widely and I've never seen his
name written that way. Usually, it's
either W.E. B. DuBois or William
Edward Burghardt DuBois.
DuBois had been invited to spend
his final years in Ghana by Kwame
Nkrumah, the nation's first presi-
dent. As the father of Pan-
Africanism and Nkrumah's mentor,
it was only fitting that DuBois
would be buried in the Motherland.
It is not fitting that the grounds that
he once walked are an embarrass-
ing testament to him.
The inside of his former home, the
center of the compound's activities,
is equally unimpressive. DuBois, a
native of Great Barrington, Mass.,
donated his papers to the


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What Does the


NAACP Need?

by William Reed
It's being hyped as "a clash of cultures".
Bruce Gordon was unable to able to fit into the
NAACP bureaucracy and now the NAACP's
opponents are labeling the situation as being:
"Gordon was too new school". And, that
Gordon epitomized a generational struggle
within Black America over the direction of a
movement still wanting to face traditional civil rights issues; as opposed to
"new school" thinking of Gordon who was "pressing for service needs not
being addressed for blacks".
Bruce Gordon was not the first corporate executive to serve on the board
of a major civil rights group. And a survey among such executives, who
have been listed in the Who's Who in Black Corporate America Register,
reveals that current public discussions have caused an "unfortunate situa-
tion" that may cause capable other business professionals "to not apply".
Insiders say Gordon, a self-described change agent, had a brash style that
rubbed the NAACP's 64-member board the wrong way, causing a rash of
public comments that describe a "culture clash". Rather than accept the
"culture conflict" concept, corporate executives who have accumulated
decades of service and experiences on the NAACP's, and other civil and
human rights boards, say it was Gordon personality that was the "bad fit".
Less than a "clash of cultures", the NAACP is experiencing a lack of pub-
lic concern and contributions. Too many have bought into allegations that
the NAACP board is "old school" and can't adapt to modem management
techniques and practices, but insiders say Gordon's manner wasn't a cor-
porate demeanor they knew. They say Gordon "threw temper tantrums"
and "never listened simply assuming his way was the right way on every
issue". They saN many of Gordon's allegations erroneously "dealt with
simple rules of procedure or activities that we were involved in before he
came". Corporate executives say the problem at the NAACP was less a
clash of cultures and more of "a problem of perception". Many allege that
Gordon perceived himself as "the NAACP's savior" and built a fund rais-
ing campaign "around himself as opposed to the organization".
Insiders point out that Gordon was not supervised by the board, but the
NAACP Executive Committee. And, that "What is wrong with the
NAACP is not rancor, but lack of public participation". Many blacks have
used the situation to rationalize their lack contributions to the NAACP's
agenda. There's a feeling by many that the approach to civil rights has to
change, because the issues facing the in the black community have
changed.
Too few dues-pa) ing members precipitated a NAACP cash crunch in the
1990s. In 1996, the organization was nearly $14 million in debt. This pro-
moted the NAACP to court corporate donors and board members by 2005
it had about $15 million in cash reserves. Over past decades, black corpo-
rate executives have been the bane of the NAACP's financial existence.
Executives with corporate and civil rights volunteering experience say
that the clash wasn't with Gordon's corporate background, but his compe-
tence. Many said Gordon "came in with a lot of talk and found out he could
not produce". Corporate America executives in the surveN said: "It is inter-
esting that the NAACP has had to take the blame for being old and not rel-
evant enough for a CEO who just found out about 'civil rights' at the age
of 60. It's true organizations should do some service oriented program-
ming. and many do. However, there are few black organizations who
advocate for the civil rights and we still believe that should be a major
task".
So, what's next for the NAACP? Collectively, executii es sa\ "the real
problem is those in the population that only give lip service" to groups such
as the NAACP.
In coming weeks the group's selection committee will evaluate candi-
dates that include: former Illinois Senator Carol Mosele. Braun; ex-
NAACP Legal Defense Fund head Elaine Jones; former Clinton Secretary
of Labor Alexis Herman; TV Judge Greg Mathis; Marion Barr. former
mayor of Washington, D.C. and Wade Henderson, CEO of the Leadership
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Though the series of voter Education Forums that usually precede
an election have begun, Duval County voters are few and far in
between at recent forums designed to educate them about candidates.
A recent Forum hosted by the Jacksonville NAACP garnered a hand-
ful of participants and candidates. Present were Supv. of Election can-
didates Jerry Holland (incumbent), Suzanne Jenkins, Council candi-
date Reginald Wilson and Mayoral candidate Jackie Brown. The elec-
tion will be held March 20th and an early vote can still be cast until
Sunday, March 18th..


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Seated, from left to right: Connie Sanders, Pastor Dee Black, Rev. Rudolph Porter, Minerva Bryant,
Frances Lynch. Standing, from left to right: Eula Johnson, Orr Ball, Rev. Moses Johnson, Johnnie Miller,
Mother Patricia Walker, Joanne Gillespie, Rev. Harvey Carr, Jackie Nash, Yvette Malone, Tabitha
Robinson, Sonia White, Lorenzo McCarthy, Shannon Nelson.
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For the past 18 years, The Balm In
Gilead has mobilized a nationwide
Week of Prayer for the Healing of
AIDS, which engages churches to
become centers for education, com-
passion and care in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. This year's Week of
Prayer was from March 4 through
10. Prayer events in Jacksonville


were organized by participating
churches, the Interfaith Based
Advisory Group of Jacksonville,
and River Region Human Services.
On Friday, March 9, Rev. Rudolph
Porter, Manager of the City of
Jacksonville's Faith and
Community-Based Partnership
Office, delivered an inspiring mes-


First State Building Named in Honor of an African-

American Dedicated to Comm. Douglas Jamerson


sage at the Balm in Gilead Prayer .. .
Breakfast at Southside Church of Shown above is former State Sen. Betty Holzendorf remarking on her relationship with Florida
God in Christ. In addition to Commissioner of Education Douglas Jamerson, Florida's first Black Commissioner at the dedication.
addressing HIV/AIDS, Rev. Porter Friends, colleagues and family members joined by Gov. Charlie Crist, gathered last week in Tallahassee at the
said that stopping the violence in Florida Education Association Building renaming in the honor of the state's first African American Education
our community is critical to resi- Commissioner, Douglas Jamerson. Jamerson was instrumental in education reforms that put more control of
dents of Jacksonville. "Violence schools in local hands, established school accountability and promoted parental involvement. He was also a driv-
impacts all of us. Enough is ing force in the states Blueprint 2000 school reform plan that was passed in 1991.
enough," he told the audience. Jamerson died in April 2001 after a battle with cancer at the age of 53.
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Grace Baptist of East Springfield to

Celebrate Women's Day on March 18th
Grace Baptist Church of East Springfield, 1553 East 21st Street, Rev.
John J. Devoe Jr., Pastor; Rev. John A. Payne, Pastor Emeritus; will cele-
brate their Annual Women's Day on Sunday, March 18, 2007.
Grace Baptist Church, the Church with a Friendly Atmosphere, invites
all to celebrate "Women full of grace give Birth to God's Vision for Today's
Time." Prophetess Patricia Frances, will be the speaker at the 11 a.m.
Morning Service.
The Youth and Drama Ministry, under the direction of Sister Stephanie
Williams, will be in charge of the 4 p.m. service. This service will touch the
Spirit and heart of all those in attendance.
TO ALL CHURCHES If there are any Ministries in your congregation
that would like to render service (Sunday School Teachers, Sunday School
Superintendent, Ushers, Choir Members, you are invited to participate.
Please RSVP to Evangelist Buena Reed at 354-2941 or 765-5707.

New Fountain Chapel Calling All
Leona Daniel's Day Participants
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!

Elder Robert Jackson & The New
Spiritual Travelers 20th Anniversary
All Saints of God are invited to come Praise God at the 20th Anniversary
Celebration of Elder Robert Jackson and The New Spiritual Travelers, at 5
p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2007; at Faith Temple Fellowship Ministries
COCWIH; 2133 Wishart Street, Bishop Gregory Davis, Pastor.
Special guests include: The Mighty Golden Voices of Daytona Beach;
Billy Crayton and Christ's Ambassadors, of Orlando; Elder Carl Joseph &
The Gospel Tru Tones, of Valdosta, GA; and LaVonne Cooper & The
Voices of Harmony of Deland, FL.
Also, appearing on program: the New Creations, Golden Clouds, the
Royal Spirituals, C.E. Laney Choir, Sweet Inspirations, God's Spriritual
Gifts, the Rejoice Gospel Singers, Florida Gospel Travelers, Jerry Cannon
& The Caravans, and Rev. J. D. Sapp & The Angelic Voices. Its an evening
and celebration that you don't want to miss.


Emanuel Missionary Baptist to Hold
"Now Is The Time" Spring Revival
Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 2407 S. L. Badger Jr. Circle East;
Rev. Herb Anderson, Pastor; invites you to join them for "Spring Revival"
Tuesday, March 20th through Friday, March 23rd, with services at 7:15
p.m. each evening. Join us as we bring this city together in prayer, worship
and song during this spiritual experience to uplift the name of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ. The Evangelist for the week is Rev. A. D. Lewis, Pastor
of Mt. Elam Missionary Baptist Church in Pearl, Mississippi.
Pastor Lewis is a graduate of the Mississippi Baptist Seminary, he is
Moderator of the Spring Hill District Association, a member of the National
Congress for Christian Education, and serves as Secretary for the Education
Committee of the General Baptist Convention of Miss.
Everyone is invited. Bro. Gregory Wingard, Chairman.
Wayman Chapel AME to Hold Annual
Men's Conference March 16-18th
Wayman Chapel AME Church, 8855 Sanchez Road (at Baymea-dows),
Rev. Mark L. Griffin, Pastor; and the Mighty Men of Wayman Men's
Ministry will observe their Annual Men's Conference beginning Friday,
March 16th at 7 p.m. with a "Men's Only Worship & Fellowship Service.
On Saturday, March 17th the entire Wayman Chapel Family will come
together, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a Community Fest on the grounds of
the Wayman Academy of the Arts Charter School, 1176 LaBelle Street (on
the Westside). Everyone is invited to attend.
The Conference will close on Sunday, March 18th with Church School
beginning at 8:30 a.m. and Morning Worship, beginning at 10 a.m. The
Guest Preacher will be Reverend Rudolph Porter, Manager of the City's
Faith & Community Based Partnership. For directions or other information,
please call the church office at (904) 739-7500.
New Bethel and Historic Mt. Zion
Month of Sundays Initiative. Sunday
The Month of Sundays Initiative presents Colorectal Cancer Education
sponsored by the Mayo Clinic, Healthy Jacksonville, and the American
Cancer Society during March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Everyone is invited, urged to learn about the importance of colon health at
these informative lectures.
Presentations will be held at I p.m. on Sunday, March 18th, following
the Worship Service at New Bethel AME Church, 1231 Tyler Street; and at
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church, 201 East Beaver Street. These sessions are
free and refreshments will be served. If more information or directions are
needed, please call 953-0974 or 953-0977


Friendship Primitive Baptist Church to
Celebrate Annual Men's Day, Sunday
The community is invited to the Annual Men's Day Celebration at
Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 1106 Pearce Street, Elder B.
Sheffield, Pastor; on Sunday, March 18th. The celebration begins with
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morning Worship at 11 a.m.
Deacon R. Jones is chairman of the celebration.

St. Joseph United Methodist to
Celebrate Dual Day, March 25th
St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 925 Spearing Street, Rev. Neo
Garvin, Pastor; invites the community to join them for the celebration of
"Dual Day" at 10 a.m., on Sunday, March 25, 2007. Rev. James Graham,
Associate Minister of New Bethel AME Church will deliver the message.
Everyone is invited
Bro. Melvin Alston Jr. and Sis. Almetya J. Lodi, Chairpersons.

Second Missionary Baptist to Observe
its 20th Homecoming Celebration
Second Missionary Baptist Church, State & Davis St. (at 1-95), Rev.
Odell Smith Jr., Pastor; invites the community to share in the 20th Annual
Churchwide Homecoming on Sunday, March 25, 2007. Special friends and
family coming back home will be welcomed. "Demonstrating Our Love for
God through Actions and Attitudes" (John 15:12-13) is the theme.
The esteemed Pastor of Greater Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Green
Cove Springs; will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service.
On Saturday, March 24th, everyone is invited to a "Family Fellowship
Picnic" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Church grounds There will be fun,
games, competitive challenges for prizes, and dinner will be available for a
small donation.mmmmmmmmmmmmm

St. James AME of O.P. to Observe
Family & Friends Day March 25th
The St. James AME Church of Orange Park will celebrate its Annual
Family and Friends Day on Sunday, March 25, 2007. The speaker for the
11 a.m. Service will be Channel 12 News Anchor Mark Spain. Rev. Marvin
C. Zanders II, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, will be 4 p.m. speaker.
Everyone is invited to come and be blessed.


8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Pr-yer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Worship 7 p.m.
Radio Weekly Broadcast WCGL 1360 AM
Sunday 2 PM 3 PM
**FREE TUTORING FOR YOUTH IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE,
HISTORY AND MATH EVERY TUESDAY 6:30 8 P.M.


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


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Senior Pastor


Join us for our Weekly Services
Sunday Morning Worship Midweek Services .
7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Noon Service .
Church school "Miracle at Midday"
9:30 a.m. 12 noon-1 p.m.
The Word from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel Dinner and Bible Study
3rd Sunday 3:30 p.m. at 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Jr.
Come share in Holy Communion on 1st Sunday at 4:50 p.m. Senior Pastor

Radio Ministry
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SAM 1400 Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.
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Sunday March 18th
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Pastor Cecil Wiggins Preaching
6:00 p.m.
Pastor Gary Wiggins Preaching
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March 18th
Series Continues on
"Habits of a Healthy Home"
Habit #2 Valuing Whats Important


Pastor Garry & Kim Wiggins

New St. Mary's
Satellite Campus
Thursday at 7 p.m.


Southwest Campus Clay County


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campus Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Night 7:30 p.m.
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1st Sunday 3:45 p.m.

Lord's Supper & Baptism
3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m.
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The Latest Legacy of Slavery: Apologies | ... l..


America is once again struggling
to atone for slavery and its after-
math. In a nation with an unquench-
able need to analyze its racial past,
there is now a fresh flow of contri-
tion from public officials for the
many wrongs of U.S. history.
Inspired by a resolution apologiz-
ing for slavery that Virginia legisla-
tors passed last month, black law-
makers in Georgia said Thursday
they plan to introduce a similar
measure there. Maryland and
Missouri also are discussing an
apology. And so far, a white
Memphis congressman has gath-
ered 36 co-sponsors for a bill that, if
passed, would bring an apology to
the federal level.
The FBI recently announced it is
actively reinvestigating about a
dozen cases of blacks slain in the
1950s and '60s as possible civil
rights violations. As many as 100
more cases are being considered for
similar treatment.
"Much time has passed on these
crimes," Attorney General Alberto
Gonzalez told a news conference in
Washington. "The wounds they left
are deep, and many of them still
have not healed."


It's been decades since these
crimes were committed. And nearly
142 years since the Civil War ended
and Congress ratified the 13th
Amendment abolishing slavery.
Why are public officials making
amends now?
Because revelations about the past
are pushing some people to think
about race in new ways. Plus,
echoes of racial bias remain obvi-
ous, and politicians may be grasp-
ing for new ways to show concern.
Decades after the civil rights
movement, blacks generally remain
poorer, less educated and more like-
ly to be in prison than whites.
Many historians, political scien-
tists and public policy experts argue
that this is rooted in blacks'
unhealed wounds from slavery,
combined with widespread tactics
during the century or so that fol-
lowed to keep blacks from equal
education, jobs and housing.
"This country is built on their
(blacks') backs, so when you talk
about some of the ills that we face
now in society, I'm sure that some
of it's got to trace back to that," said
Maryland Sen. Nathaniel Exum,
sponsor of his state's resolution,


which will likely be voted on this
month.
Sometimes a here-and-now inci-
dent casts a long shadow
Since white comedian Michael
Richards repeatedly used the n-
word and referred to lynching in a
rant last November, lawmakers in
several cities have passed symbolic
moratoriums on the racial slur once
used by slave owners. New York
City joined the group last week.
Sometimes an anniversary revives
the past. Recently, a ceremony in
St. Louis marked the 150th anniver-
sary of the Dred Scott case, in
which the U.S. Supreme Court
rejected a slave's attempt to sue for
his freedom.
Modern research techniques also
mean that history can come alive in
a way that once was not possible.
Take the issue of personal ances-
try, a particularly painful one for
those blacks whose family ties to
Africa were erased during slavery.
Sophisticated research efforts,
including DNA testing that can
trace Americans' African roots, are
reviving bonds to the continent -
and, in some ways, keeping fresh
the painful reminders of slavery.


Mt. Bethel Baptist Church Hosts Centennial

Celebration for Mrs. Johnnie Roxie Scott-Wright


Shown above at the celebrations are Sis. Lisa Grant, Mary Davis, Elouis Reed-
Randall, Ms. Johnnie R. Wright, Shirley Hinson and Gloria Roberts


By Rhonda Silver
Who is Ms. Johnnie Roxie
Wright? She was born March 6th,
1907 in Bullock County Georgia.
She is the only living and the oldest
of seven children, who dreamed of
being a teacher. She abandoned her
dreams, leaving school after com-
pleting elementary grades to work
on a farm picking cotton and other
crops, raising livestock and plow-
ing fields. When farming was a
way of life, there wasn't much time
for dreams.
In 1929 she met and married Ed
Wright, a turpentine farmer, who
found work near Garden City, mak-
ing $60.00 a month, and after the
birth of their 4th son, the Wrights
moved here. "It wasn't easy" she
reflects; "but God saw us through."
"There were no street lights or
telephones. Back then we used an
icebox to keep our food. The chil-
dren walked to school, until they
were allowed to ride. My children
were known as the wash and wear
Wright children. No matter how
others teased my children at school,
I made them go everyday."
The theme for the centennial cel-
ebration was "To God be the
glory!" It began with a procession,
followed by musical selections,
tributes and some notable presenta-
tions, from the City of Jacksonville,
her Pastor, Rev. R.E. Herring, Sr.


and her loving family. As a young
girl she wanted to be a school


teacher, as a seasoned saint she has
undisputedly been a teacher of life's
lessons and rewards. Sorrow looks
back, worry looks around, faith
looks up. With the wisdom of years
Ms. Johnnie Roxie Scott- Wright
teaches us to trust the love of God.
The joy of the Lord is her
strength! After 100 years Ms.
Johnnie Roxie Scott- Wright is still
giving the glory to God. "I thank
God to be here, the age that I am.
I'm grateful to God for it all!" she
said. She is the proud mother of 9,
with seven children living. She was
honored by family, community and
friends on March 9th, 10th and
11th, in grand fashion. On
Saturday, March 10th the Mt.
Bethel Baptist Church hosted the
centennial celebration.


Devin Williams, John-Paul Green, Bryan Smith, Marion Francois, Jackson Willis, Dominique Perkins,
Daniel Applewhite, Quanel Key and Brandon Stallings.

Jack & Jill Presents Ten in Beautillion


Jack & Jill of America recently
presented ten young African-
American males to society at the
Les Beautillion Militaire. The tenth
biennial event culminated five
months of preparation for the
youth. Their formal presentation
included a black tie dinner and
dance at the University of Noth
Florida.
Les Beautillion Militaire is a cul-
tural, social, and educational pro-
gram aimed at recognizing the
accomplishments of African-
American juniors and seniors
throughout area high schools active
in their community and schools
while maintaining a minimum 2.5
GPA.
This year's participants included:
Daniel Applewhite, Stanton
College Preparatory School;
Marion Francois, Episcopal High
School;, .John-Paul Fitzgerald
Green, Episcopal High Schoo;,
Quanel Deleon Key, Sandalwood
High Schoo;, Dominique Broshaud
Perkins, Paxon SAS High; Trey
Pigg, Paxon SAS High; Bryan
Smith, Episcopal High School;
Brandon Alexander Stallings,


Nease High School; Devin
Williams, William H. Raines High
School and Jackson Nigel Willis,
Stanton College Preparatory
School.
During the past several months,
the young men participated in a
series of workshops, community
service projects, and social activi-
ties designed to provide cultural


enrichment and inspirations.
"It has been a wonderful experi-
ence for the young men involved in
this event," said Wanda Willis,
President of the Jacksonville
Chapter of Jack & Jill of America,
Inc. "I am proud to be affiliated
with an organization that recog-
nizes and celebrates the young men
of this community."


Volunteer Opportunities
*** The Cummer Museum of Art and Garden seeks to serve as a
center of beauty and culture for the benefit "of all people". A Very
Special Arts Festival, Monday, April 2, 2007 will span 4 days and serve
nearly 2,400 students with disabilities. A one hour orientation is
required of all volunteers. Call 899-6007 for more information.
*** Do you love attending concerts? Video production? Celebrate the
power of singing with The Jacksonville Children's Chorus and guest
artist Return2zero. Volunteers record, edit, and provide master of the
evening's performance. Benefits include complimentary tickets given
for the Spring Concert. Prior experience in video/film work preferred.
Sunday, April 29, 2007 4:00PM-9:00PM. Call 346-1636 for more info.
*** Bridge the Gap, Inc mobilizes volunteers, entities and the com-
munity to partner with them by filling the gaps that exist in the delivery
of fundamental social services to the elderly & persons with disabilities.
Their 18th Annual Law Enforcement Fire & Rescue Day celebrating the
men & women who put their lives on the line every day is May 18, 2007
from 8:00AM-2:00PM. Volunteers assist in greeting & signing in
guests, serving dinner & providing entertainment. Call 630-0741.


Shown (I-r) Mr. Sylvester C. Myers and Major Matthew Little
Army Corps Recognize Palm Coast Author
Palm Coast, FL -- On Monday, February 26, at a Black History Month
commemorative program in the Bolling Federal Building in kansas City,
MO, Major Matthew Little, presented a plaque to guest speaker Sylvester
C. Myers, CEO and President of S.C. Myers & Associates, Inc.,
Washington, DC. Between 1962-67, Mr. Myers was the first African
American to integrate the engineering staff of the Kansas City Corps
District Office. He served nine years with the Huntington (WV) District
Corps Office, and eleven years in Saudi Arabia as a cost engineer and
"budget watchdog" of a $20 billion military construction program with the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He has traveled to 60 countries around the
world. His new memoir, From Coal Fields to Oil Fields & Beyond A
Life In Pursuit Of All I Could Be is available from bookorders@rosedog-
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12 Tips f

March is National Nutrition
Month, so now is a good time for
everyone to look at food habits that
may be affecting their health. For
those recently diagnosed as having
diabetes, or for those who have a
family history that may contribute
to developing diabetes, changing
eating habits can be the most chal-
lenging aspect of diabetes self-man-
agement--particularly for those who
eat foods popular in the American
South and the Caribbean.
Every day there are difficult
choices to make that will affect an
individual's blood sugar levels and
their health. Diabetes can be more
manageable if these 12 Tips are fol-
lowed:
12 Tips for Eating Soulfully
and Healthfully with Diabetes
1. Enjoy hearty soup dishes with-
out all the fat. Add in beans, low-fat
meats and low-fat cheese, and
grains such as barley or bulgur.
Don't forget the vegetables. You
can start by making a wonderful
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Mushroom Soup (Serves 6)
1 Tb olive oil
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 chopped onion
2 sliced celery stalks
2 sliced carrots
1 Tb minced garlic
'/2 tsp dried thyme
15 oz can black-eyed peas,
undrained
2 -15 /2 ounce cans reduced sodi-
um chicken broth


The Clara White Mission will
sponsor its ninth annual Alley Oop
Charity Bowl Bowling to Strike
out Hunger event on Saturday,
April 7 starting at 12 noon.
"Celebrating Heroes" is the theme
for the tournament, which will once
again be held at the Phoenix Lanes,
2600 Blanding Blvd.
The event, which has raised thou-
sands of dollars for the mission
since its inception, will feature
three squads bowling in a "no tap"
format.
The costs are $25 per person for
adults ($15 for kids 16 and under)
for the VIP squad at 12 noon, $15
per person ($10 for kids) for the
second squad at 2 p.m. and $10 per
person for the third squad at 4 p.m.
Bowlers are asked to arrive 45 min-
utes early for lane assignments and
squads will start promptly.
Lunch and prizes will be provided.
The event will also feature door
prizes and a silent auction. Several
Jacksonville Jaguars players will be


or Eating


tsp salt
'/ tsp pepper
Heat olive oil in a large pot.
Add mushrooms, onion, celery,
carrots, garlic, and thyme; cook
until vegetables are tender, about 3-
4 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients and
bring to a boil. Reduce heat and
simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Nutrient Information: 125 Calories, 5.3 gnm
Protein, 20.4 gm Carbohydrate, 2.9 gin Fat, 4 tmg
Cholesterol, 561 mg Sodium
2. Eat small frequent meals. You
should always eat within 4 hours of
a meal and within 2,hours of a
snack. This helps to control your
blood glucose levels and control
hunger.
3. Increase fiber by choosing
whole grain breads and cereals. Eat
at least 3 servings of whole-grain
products per day. Brown rice, buck-
wheat, oatmeal, whole-wheat bread
and of course corn bread are good
sources of fiber.
4. Only eat at the table. Never eat
while watching T.V., reading, or
working. When you do other things
while you eat, you are eating mind-
lessly which can lead to overeating.
5. Follow the 50/25/25 rule. That
is, fill 50 percent of your plate with
vegetables, 25 percent with whole
grains, and the other 25 percent
with protein (fish, poultry or meat).
6. Avoid sugary drinks like soda or
sweetened tea. Opt for non-caloric
drinks every day like water or
seltzer. One can of regular soda has
about 40 grams of sugar (or about 4
Tbsp.) and about 160 calories a day.
This can wreak havoc on your
blood glucose levels and prevent
weight loss.
7. Eat fish two or more times a
week. Bake, grill, broil, or dry fry
your favorites instead of deep-fry-
ing. Love catfish? Try this
Cornmeal Crusted Catfish recipe.
Cornmeal Crusted
Catfish( Serves 4)
1 Pound catfish filets


present for the VIP squad.
"The Alley Oop Charity Bowl is
one of our most-anticipated
fundraisers for the Mission each
year. We welcome any age and any
skill level to this great event," said
Ju'Coby Pittman-Peele, president
and CEO of the Clara White
Mission. "This year, we will also
be honoring local heroes at the
event including the military, fire-
fighters, policemen and teachers."
Located at 613 W. Ashley Street in
downtown Jacksonville, The Clara
White Mission provides meals for
homeless individuals as well as
interim housing, counseling and job
training to help the disadvantaged
establish self-sufficient lives.
For more information on the Alley
Oop Charity Bowl, contact the
Clara White Mission at (904) 354-
4162 or contact chairperson Ruby
Brown at (904) 778-1983 or co-
chair Carolyn Lynn at (904) 534-
2643. For details on the mission,
visit www.clarwhitemission.org.


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/2 cup cornmeal
4 Tb crushed pecans
1 tsp paprika
1 / tsp garlic powder
2 tsp minced onion
'/ tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
3 Tb lite Mayo
2 Tb Apricot preserves
Cooking Spray


onion and salt and lightly toast in a
skillet
Mix together mayo and apricot
preserves and smear on catfish.
Press in spices completely into cat-
fish.
Spray a skillet with Cooking spray
and heat until hot, then lower flame
to medium flame and continue to
heat.


by Dr. Evelyn Cedarquist
The word is getting out that most
Americans are overweight (some-
times referred to as obesity), but a
lot of people are still not aware that
includes them.
We're not just talking about not
looking good in a bathing suit. Even
someone who is just "a little
round," or "pleasantly plump" is
already at higher risk for significant
health problems that are costing
Americans $130 billion a year."
Fully two out of three Americans
are overweight today.
So just how fat is too fat? The
euphemisms we use nowadays to
refer to body weight mostly imply
that it's a matter of image or appear-
ance, distracting from the real
issue-excess weight is hurting our
health. So how do you know when
to be concerned? When has body
weight gone from a cosmetic issue
to one of well-being?
The standard tool for measuring
that is the Body Mass Index (BMI).
The BMI calculates height and
weight to come up with a score that
is indicative of a class of health
risk. A score of 18.5 to 25 is typi-
cally considered a healthy BMI.
Above 25, the level of body fat
begins to constitute a health risk,
because the excess contributes to
problems like elevated blood pres-
sure, elevated blood sugars and
high cholesterol, which all lead to
serious ailments.
A woman who is 5-foot-4 and 155


Place catfish on hot skillet and
brown on one side.
Carefully turn and brown other side
as well.
Nutrient Information 230 Calories. 18 gmn
Protein, 23 gn Carbohydrate, 6.6 gm Fat, 61 ing
Cholesterol, 718 mg Sodium
8. Increase your fruit intake by one
a day. Fresh peaches, mangos,
papaya, pineapple, or oranges all
contain fiber and many vitamins
and minerals while satisfying your
sweet tooth. If you have diabetes
limit fruit to no more than three to
four servings daily.
9. Switch from whole milk prod-
ucts to low-fat or fat-free milk prod-
ucts. You can do this slowly, over
the course of the month. Milk,
yogurt, and cheese gives you calci-
um needed for healthy bones and
some studies suggest that calcium
will help you to lose weight.
10. Add nuts to your diet. Yes, nuts
are high in fat. But, did you know
that the fat in nuts is "good" fat?
This "good" fat (monounsaturated
fat) lowers your bad cholesterol,
which in turn reduces your risk of
heart disease. Sprinkle chopped
walnuts on your oatmeal or add
peanuts to your salad for extra
crunch.


11. Go green. Transform
your favorite high fat veg-
etable recipe into a low fat
healthier version. Cook
greens in a low-fat or fat-
free broth. Instead of adding
salt pork which adds over 20
grams of fat, try smoked
turkey for a similar flavor
and less fat. The collard
green with smoked turkey
recipe does just that.

Collard Greens with
Smoked Turkey (Serves 8)
2 Pounds collard greens
(cleaned)
Cooking spray
1/8 pound smoked turkey leg
2-15.5 oz cans of reduced sodium
chicken broth
2 Tb minced garlic cloves minced
2 tsp onion powder
Dash of red pepper flakes
Pepper to taste
Vinegar to taste
Spray cooking spray in a large pot
and saut6 turkey for 2-3 minutes.
Add all other ingredients and cook
2 hours stirring every once in a
while.
Nutrient Information: 49 Calories, 5.6 gmn
Protein, 7 gm Carbohydrate, .5 gm Fat, 3 mg


Cholesterol, 368 mg Sodium
12. Eat healthier pork. Try pork
tenderloin, which is as lean as
chicken breast but has all the flavor
of pork. Avoid sausage and ribs.
Don't try to make these changes
all at once and don't be discouraged
if you can't follow all the tips all the
time. Small gradual changes work
best and tend to last. Aim to follow
one tip each week until the list has
been mastered. Start today toward
the goal of eating soulfully and
healthfully to control or possibly
prevent diabetes.


Fmow Fat is Too Fat?


pounds has a BMI of 27. That's
overweight, and she's already at
higher risk for various health prob-
lems. But if she also has one or
more other risk factors-doctors call
them "co-morbidities"-such as
hypertension or a family history of
diabetes, her physician should
strongly recommend that she bring
her weight down and be vigilant
about keeping it at a healthy level.
But that same woman just 15
pounds heavier is clinically obese,
and at great risk for a host of major
medical problems including heart
disease and even cancer. Her risk of
ultimately dying from those prob-
lems simply skyrockets once she
reaches that 30 BMI mark.
Along with BMI, doctors also use
the measurement of waist circum-
ference. A ,waist, circumference of
more than 35 inches for women or
more than 40 inches for men is con-
sidered bad news. That's because
where our weight is distributed can
be as critical as how much we're
toting around. Weight
deposited abdominally-sometimes
referred to as the "apple" body type-
has a much greater impact on inter-
nal organs and the way our bodies
function, so it's much more danger-
ous than weight carried mainly on
the hips and thighs, as with the
"pear" body type.
How our weight is distributed is
largely a result of our genetics and
we don't get a vote in it. But if we
end up with a body that carries
weight in the torso, we get stuck
with fat that is far more likely to
cause elevated blood sugars and
high cholesterol, that is more likely
to impair kidney function, more
likely to interfere with our cardio-
vascular health. So someone with a
BMI of only 25 or 26, but with a
bigger waist circumference, may be


advised to lose some weight any-
way, just to help avoid some of
those serious health concerns.
And what of those folks who have
been overweight for a long time,
who are comfortable with their bod-
ies, and so far haven't noticed any
ill effects of their excess weight?
It is possible to be fit and fat, and
a few people are, but it's very few.
Health risks do increase with age,
and you may not notice initial signs


of trouble developing. But you
don't have to wonder. You can find
out if you're having any negative
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Florida NAACP & Consumer Groups Oppose

Cable Bill Proposed by Telephone Companies


Mayor Peyton Draws on Wisdom of Experience Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton hosted
a luncheon this week for six of his predecessors, whose terms in office date back prior to the consolidation of
Jacksonville's government in 1968. Mayors Lou Ritter (1965-1967), Hans Tanzler (1968-1979), Jake Godbold
(1979-1987), Tommy Hazouri (1987-1991), Ed Austin (1991-1995) and John Delaney (1995-2003) met with
Peyton to discuss the state of the city and issues facing the community.
"The City of Jacksonville is a better place because of the service and leadership of these men," said Mayor
Peyton. "I truly value their insight and appreciate their counsel as we work to make Jacksonville an even better
place to live, work and raise a family."


House bill 529, a bill allowing
telephone companies to get into the
cable television business, recently
passed in a Florida state house com-
mittee despite repeated pleas by
civil rights and consumer groups to
reconsider the bill because of its
many discriminatory elements.
The bill allows the telephone com-
panies to offer cable services in
cities and counties, but does not
require them to serve an entire com-
munity. When phone companies
have offered cable TV services
without the current regulations,
they have served wealthy commu-
nities time and again. It is a pattern
the Florida NAACP sternly warned
does not allow for the technology to
be made "available to the entire
community regardless of race, eth-
nic background, income level or
geographic location." The
NAACP also said the bill does not
contain strong enforcement provi-
sions, that allow local governments
to continue to enforce these con-
tracts and that authority should not


be given to the state."
The NAACP was joined by
numerous civil rights activists and
the Florida Consumer Action
Network President Anita Davis who
said, "Access delayed is access
denied. There are some provisions
that raise significant red flags to
those of us in the minority commu-


nightmare the NAACP and civil
rights organizations oppose.
The only "no" vote on the bill was
Rep. Curtis Richardson of
Tallahassee, one of 4 African
American members on the commit-
tee. Richardson said, We need to
be very cautious as we move for-
ward because there are lots of unin-


Bill allows cable companies to select communities


nity." Broadband Everywhere, a
coalition of civil rights groups testi-
fied that nearly 90% of the phone
companies that have been allowed
to offer cable service under similar
laws served households with aver-
age incomes of $85K a year, clear-
ly not including poor communities.
Currently, cable companies must
serve an entire community, regard-
less of race or economic status.
Cable companies are also required
to adhere to local government con-
tract enforcement and scrutiny. The
bill would shift complaints to the
state level leaving consumers faced
with a bureaucratic nightmare. A


tended consequences. If in fact
there is not discrimination, or there
is no intent to discriminate, then
there should be no resistance to put-
ting language in the legislation, that
there would be legal redress if peo-
ple are adversely impacted."
Bill supporters claim the bill
would trigger completion and prices
would go down, but opponents said
if the service isn't offered in poorer
communities, there is no com-
petion, so there is no savings.
Opponents call the bill a clear case
of the phone companies engaging in
"cable disenfranchising" of the
poor.


Quince Among Florida
Hall of Fame Honorees
Gov. Charlie
Crist selected
Judge Peggy
Quince as one
of two
inductees into
the Florida
Women's Hall
of Fame. The
Judge Quince other honoree
was Maryly VanLeer Peck of
Winter Haven.
Justice Peggy Quince of
Tallahassee is the first Black
female Justice of the Florida
Supreme Court and only the third
female Justice. She has the distinc-
tion of having been appointed
jointly by then-Governor Lawton
Chiles and Governor-Elect Jeb
Bush.
Governor Charlie Crist chose the
women from a list of 10 distin-
guished nominees selected by the
Florida Commission on the Status
of Women.


Oprah's School's Strict Rules Has Some Parents Riled


Oprah Winfrey says her new pri-
vate girls school in South Africa is
about "building dreams" and creat-
ing a new generation of leaders.
Former South African President
Nelson Mandella has called it one
of the keys to his nation's future.
But a couple of students' parents
are complaining to a South African
Internet news service that the acad-
emy's rules on family visits are just
too strict.
Some of the rules at the Oprah
Winfrey Leadership Academy in
South Africa have parents wonder-
ing about the facility where their
daughters live.
Parents said the rules make it dif-
ficult for them to keep in contact
with their children at the school
near Johannesburg, News24 said.
The parents were to voice their
concerns during a satellite conver-
sation with Winfrey, but the
school's administrators canceled it.
"It was a nightmare," foster par-


ent Frances Mans told News24.
"We only had two hours to see my
child. Surely this isn't a prison or an
institution?"
Mans, foster mother of student
Gweneth Mulder, and Angela
Conradie, whose daughter Michelle
also attends the Academy, told the
news service they are upset about
policies they say make it tough to
stay in touch with their children.
The 12- and 13-year-old girls are
only allowed one visit a month, the
number of visitors is limited to four,
names of visitors must be submitted
in advance and cell phone calls and
e-mails to relatives are only
allowed on weekends.
"Michelle phones me in tears
sometimes, and then I don't know
what to say to her," Conradie said.
The mothers also complained that
the girls are penalized if visitors
smuggle in "junk food," News24
reported.
Winfrey spent more than $40 mil-


lion to create the school in Henley-
on-Klip, about 40 miles south of
Johannesburg, promising it "will
change the trajectory of these girls'
lives." The 28-building school for
grades 7 to 12 opened in January
with an initial class of 152 seventh
and eighth graders from across
Africa. They pay no tuition.
A Winfrey spokeswoman said all
the school's polices are designed to
benefit the girls.
"Our goal is to protect the health,
welfare and well-being of the stu-
dents at the Oprah Winfrey
Leadership Academy," the spokes-
woman said. "We provide a struc-
tured, safe and nurturing environ-
ment in which the girls can learn
and develop."
She added that school staff met
with parents two weeks ago "and
these topics were not raised during
that meeting."
One parent said she would take
her daughter out of the school if the


The school kicked of with much fanfare, now some parents are upset.
rules weren't changed. She said she wrong.
had to wait about 30 minutes at the "We have the security and well-
gate to register before being being of the girls at heart, in every
allowed to visit her daughter for respect," he said. "If there's too
two hours, much movement on the premises at
John Samuels, the executive of the weekend, it disturbs the school
the school, said he sees nothing spirit."


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Mattie V. Rutherford Students Present


Schools' First History Presentation


Shown above is the program's chair Constella L'Heureux, with the
narrators, Shamir Ford, Malcolm Jordan, Principal Kenneth Reddick
(front) Ciarrea Williams and Brittany Crabtree.


by Rhonda Silver
Mattie V. Rutherford Alternative
School held it's very first History
program this week. Originally to be
held during Black History month,
the program was kicked off in the
school cafeteria and not only high-
lighted history, but the student's
sharp computer skills as well.
In a unique presentation, the stu-
dents, under the guidance of Ms.
Constello L'Heureux gave an
insightful reflection of
Jacksonville's rich history. The stu-
dents did all the research. "They
were learning how to use and navi-
gate the internet for information.
Students between the ages of 13 to
16 years of age also learned that the
internet was a good starting point to
collect information, but not a pri-
mary source." Said the educator.
The students presented through
narration and a Power Point presen-
tation, a detailed look at the early
days, the colonial and territorial
history, the American Civil War,
Yellow Fever Epidemics, the great
Fire of 1901 and more. Students
also tapped into social, political and
economic challenges, Jim Crow
Laws, and the glory days. In short,
the past, present and future possi-
bilities were told by Ciarrea
Williams, Paige Chandler,
Dominique Nelson, Kristy


LeGrand, Shamir Ford and Takari
Hall who served as narrators.
"Even though they are attending
an alternative school, they are still
capable of great things," said Mrs.
L'Heureux.
In closing they showcased some
African people we shall never for-


get. Those whose indelible mark
will forever inspire us to stay the
course of truth, justice, liberty and
love expressed through movements,
sermons, song and stature.
Participating students included:
Demonta Lawrence, Ciarrea
Williams, Gary Rawlins Paige
Chandler, Stephanie Cuba,
Dominique Nelson, Rodnesha May
Kenneth Bardge, William Charles
Brandon Adams, Dominique
Richardson, Valery LaSalle, Derek
Gallman, John Scholl, Sharkiera
Green, Ashley Williams, Keyan
Livingston, Chrisean Davis, Shirlee
Pitts, Lester Robinson, Gevon
Smith, Michael Maxwell, Britt
Tyler, Malcolm Smith, Elwayne
Campbell, Chrissean Davis,
Alkeem Singletary, Laron Wright
Nighthawks C: Nighthawks D
Ajuna Williams, Carmella Mack,
Michael Mejia, Prince George,
Kenneth Fenderson, Brandon
Patterson, Vanessa Morris, Xavier
Garner, Gloria Travis, Tamarius
Bowes, Patrice Dixon, Chenee
Todman, Rashaun White, Gloria
Travis, John Herren, Cody Palmer
Alisyn Hysler, Kaylib Cooper,
Uniqueka Cooper, Ryan Hughey,
Jimmie Hutcherson Brittany
Crabtree, Carla Capers, Kristy
LaGrand, Alexia Worlds, Shamir
Ford, Morris Anderson, Jacob
Williams, Christopher Comelio,
Raymond Rice, Tatiana Bishop,
Shakeria Neloms, Valencia Wilson,
Emily Richards, Tyrhondia Grier,
Malcolm Jordan, Tyrik Dawsey,
Haley Buckley, Chanel Woodard,
William Sims,Tia Grissett, Takari
Hall, Terry Dixon, Mose Durham
and Brittisa Holliday


Black Men 7x the HIV Infection- Rate
People hold candles and glowsticks at a candlelight vigil at
the Sixteenth International AIDS conference in Toronto, this
past summer. African American men are nearly seven times
more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than white men, accord-
ing to a report released last week by by the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.


Website Links Blacks in the Military


For more than three years, the
United States has been fighting
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet,
unless members of the public have
family members or friends serving,
they are -- for the most part --
unaware of the effect of the con-
flicts on the soldiers or issues of
concern to those who serve.
A desire to inform and educate the
wider public provided Retired Navy
Commander Gregory A. Black with
the impetus to develop and launch
the website, www.blackmilitary-
world.com
"What amazes me is how little we
know about the military, yet more
and more, we blindly send many of
our 'best and brightest' each year to
serve," he said. "We have realized
that people really want to know and
this website provides a critical ele-
ment in bridging the gap."
Furthermore, Black, a former
Navy Diver and 21-year veteran,
recognized that African-American
veterans need easily accessible
information on a range of military-
related issues, a means for them to
connect with each other, and a
forum to voice their opinions and
concerns.
Blackmilitaryworld.com also hon-
ors and highlights the significant
accomplishments of Black military
service personnel in addition to the
news, information and statistics it
offers.
It is the first website of its kind to
offer relevant daily news and infor-
mation on a wide range of issues
that affect, and are important to,
Blacks serving in the military. The
websi's also focuses on Black mili-


tary history which has been all but
forgotten in textbooks.
The website is one of the fastest
growing Black information web-
sites in the nation. To date, almost
100,000 visitors from all 50 states
and several countries have logged
on to the site.
"As I was researching information
for a speech that I was preparing to
deliver to a fraternal organization, I
'accidentally' ran across the Black
Military World site," said Retired
US Army Reserve Lieutenant
Colonel Ivann E. Greene. "Not only
was I happily surprised that I had
found a site specifically dedicated
to our brothers and sisters in arms,
but I have found a site that is honest
in commentary, perspective and in
scope. Kudos to Commander Black
for having the foresight and the
wherewithal to make this site a real-
ity."
Greene agrees with Black and oth-
ers that the website -- which was
launched several months ago -- is
uniquely positioned to positively
impact the military and non-mili-
tary alike.
The military experience should not
be foreign to African-Americans
because it has played a critical role
in black progress. For many years,
the military has been regarded as a
viable career option by significant
numbers of African-Americans. It
has afforded service personnel a
guaranteed route to education,
training, and a means to advance
socially and economically.
Blacks -- who make up about 13
percent of the American population
-- are now a notable segment of the


all-volunteer army. Overall, nearly
500,000 blacks serve in military
and civilian positions with the
Department of Defense. Also,
African-Americans account for
almost one-quarter of all enlisted
personnel and comprise more than
one-third of the military's ground
forces.
"Given that reality," Black said, "it
behooves African-Americans to be
familiar with and aware of how the
military functions."
"It's a breath of fresh air to see a
website dedicated to Blacks in rela-
tionship to the military," said mili-
tary veteran Geno Pierson, of the
Buffalo Solider Trooper
Motorcycle Club of Chicago.
"Some people don't or refuse to
hear some of the things African
Americans have to go through
while serving our great country.
"Trust me, some people couldn't
imagine what military personnel
have seen or had to do in defense of
our country."
Black said he hopes to receive an
increasing level of support from the
Department of Defense. That desire
notwithstanding, he says he is satis-
fied with the website's growth and
expects it to become the go-to site
for large numbers of military per-
sonnel.
"Although we support DoD, our
goal is to honor and recognize the
Black military experience," he said.
"This website is not just for Blacks
or military personnel but for anyone
interested in learning about this
proud aspect of our existence."
For more information, please visit
www.blackmilitaryworld.com


Paraders Accused of
METAIRIE, LA -- Three riders
were taken off a float in Metairie's
weekend St. Patrick's Day parade
and booked with aggravated bat-
tery after allegedly yelling a racial
slur and hurling packs of beads at a
black man in the crowd, hitting
him and others -- including a baby
-- in the head.
The arrested riders were white.


Throwing to Hurt African-American Man
Two were 19 and one was 18. man who had swelling around the
Some of their relatives, along with middle of his face, an 11-year-old
another person who was in the white boy whose face was visibly
parade at the time of Sunday's inci- reddened, a 25-year-old white
dent, said the three young men woman who had bruising and
used no racial slur. They said the swelling around her left eye, and
man in the crowd started the melee an infant whose injuries were not
when he threw a beer can onto the available, according to Col. John
float, yet he was not arrested. Fortunate, spokesman for the
Injured were a 27-year-old black Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office.


Shown above:is reviewer Dana Maule test driving 2007 Cadillac STS.
Annual Car and Truck Show Presented

Many Cars Under One Roof


by Dana Maule
The Jacksonville International
Car and Truck Show allowed con-
sumers for just about every kind of
make and car under one roof. Held
at the Prime Osborne Convention
Center, guests were allowed to test-
drive vehicles, and experience the
luxury and ever changing technolo-
gy within the automotive industry.
Over 33 automotive exhibitors dis-
played their 2007 model year vehi-
cles. The Chevrolet dealers gave
ticket holders the opportunity to
test-drive any vehicle of their
choice.
Luxurious high-end cars such as
Cadillac and Jaguar were on display
as well as reasonable cars such as
Kia and Ford.
The biggest attraction was
Chevrolet. Many people bought
tickets to have the opportunity of
test-driving the car of their dreams.
A guest of the Car and Truck show
test-drove the Tahoe and said, "I
was so comfortable and relaxed. I
knew I was meant for that truck."


The Jacksonville Car and Truck
Show was not merely a display of
shiny vehicles, but it was an experi-
ence for the entire family. Children
were present, testing the cars out
with their parents. Two young boys
sat in a Lexus with their Dad and
gave him the look of approval.
There was a children's area with
an indoor playground and space
walk. The kid's zone had clowns
doing animal balloons, face paint-
ing and dancing to the Cha Cha
Slide. Many mothers sat and took a
break from the walking with their
children, as the men continued in
the main showroom.
The famous Shelby GT500 was
showcased in one of the central
ballrooms. This model was the suc-
cessor of the legendary Shelby
GT500 of the late 1960's.
The Parnelli Jones Limited Edition
Mustang was a unique find in the
Car and Truck Show. It comes in
one color, Grabber Orange. The
details include a black striped shak-
er hood, race style hood pins, black


trunk deck and 302 side stripes.
At the Car and Truck Show this
years' theme was about power and
paying less at the pump. In
Jacksonville, residents have seen
gas prices raised 20 cents in a week.
According to Auto 2007 magazine,
auto manufacturers are serving two
masters: more performance and
greater fuel efficiency.
Each car had a written display of
its mechanical features as well as
the miles per gallon it uses in the
city as well as on he highway. The
Honda Civic had the most appeal-
ing gas per mileage in the city at
approximately 22 and on the high-
way approximately 30.
Luxury and technology are a heavy
weighing factor in the automotive
industry. With TV programs such as
"Pimp My Ride" on MTV, car man-
ufacturers have to keep up with the
demands of the public.
Almost every car in the 2007
model year had a navigation system
standard. Some cars came with
DVD players and TV touch screens.
Others had telephone communica-
tion capabilities.
According to feature writer of
"Auto 2007" magazine, Keith
Griffin, the technology at the top of
the list is the self-park feature. This
feature makes sure that people can
parallel park their car perfectly.
Another special car feature show-
cased were the Hybrid models. The
Toyota Camry and the Ford Escape
both have hybrid models.
Hyundai and Chrysler manufactur-
ers have made the electronic stabil-
ity control feature standard in 70
percent of its models. ESC, as it is
more commonly known, helps pre-
vent accidents before they happen.
It automatically applies brakes to
individual wheels to stabilize the
vehicle in dangerous situations.


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Black Art Collection
The Walter O. Evans Collection of
African American Art will be on
display at The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens through April 17th.
The Museum is located at 829
Riverside Avenue. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 356-6857.

Monthly Genealogical
Society Meeting
The Jacksonville Genealogical
Society will hold their monthly
meeting on Saturday March 17th at
1:30 p.m., at the Webb-Wesconnett
Library, 6887 103rd. St. For addi-
tional information please contact
Mary Chauncey at (904) 781-9300.

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.
Free Landscape Class
at Highlands Library
The Duval County Extension
Service will present a free class on
"Good and Bad Guys in the
Landscape Natives & Invasives".
The class will be held on Monday,
March 19, 2007 from 1:00 3:00
p.m. at the Highlands Branch
Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.
Participants will learn to use
native plants in the landscape and
how to identify and control inva-
sives. Hands-on activity included.
This is a free program. Register by
calling 387-8850.


Masquerade Ball
Soho's Sports Bar to host a
Masquerade Ball in the Plush
Complex on March 23rd from
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. You're invit-
ed to a night of fun and entertain-
ment with DJ Xclusive on the 1 &
2's. For more info call 234-1912.

Masquerade Ball
Soho's Sports Bar in the Plush
Complex will be having a Mardi
Gras Masquerade Ball on March
23rd, from 9:00AM 2:00AM. For
more info call 234-1912.

Jacksonville's
Connection to the
Harlem Renaissance
Visit The Jacksonville Public
(Main) Library on March 24th,
from 10-ll:00AM for a discussion
highlighting the art of the Harlem
Renaissance presented by the
Cummer Museum of Art and
Garden in junction with the Walter
O. Evans Collection of African
American Exhibit. For more infor-
mation call 630-0731.

Holocaust
Remembrance Exhibit
The Jacksonville Main Library
will host a special exhibit on the
Holocaust entitled "Letters to Sala".
The event will be held on Sunday,
March 25th from 2- 4 p.m. at the
Main Library in downtown
Jacksonville. Attendees will be
enlightened and inspired by corre-
spondence that is an unforgettable
account of one Jewish family's WW
II experience set within the Nazi
labor camp system.


Appeal For Your Excess Clothes
Millions More Movement,Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee
Inc.,is now in the process of gathering clothes for it's next 'Clothes Give-
A-Way.If you are in the process of cleaning out your closets for spring,or
have clothes ,shoesjackets etc.you have outgrown and want to get rid of
bring them to 916 N.Myrtle Avenue.,from 9:00 am to 5:00pm. Give them
to Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc., we will make them a
part of our next scheduled Clothes Give-A-Way.Visit our
website:www.jaxloc.com for more information about us,or contact us at
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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.

Fred Hammond on Tour
Fred Hammond 25th Anniversary
Tour will make a stop at the
Abysinnia MBC on March 30th.
The church is located on Clark
Road from 7-10:30 PM. Hammond
will perform selections from his
new "Free to Worship". For more
info call (904) 962-7284.

FCCJ Wise
Woman Series
The FCCJ Rosanne Hartwell
Women's Center will host a work-
shop, luncheon and book signing
event for author of "I Am
Beautiful", Winnie Winfrey. Her
book looks at today's standard of
beauty. This event will be held
March 30th, from 11:30AM until
3:00PM at FCCJ Deerwood Center,
9911 Old Baymeadows Rd. For
reservation information call (904)
633-8292.

Hattie Dandridge
Queen Contest
The Hattie C. Dandridge Grand
Guild of Florida PHA will have its'
Annual Queen Contest on Monday,
April 2nd at 410 Broad Street. The
public is invited to attend the free
event where dinner will be served.

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,


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April 5th. Call 632-5555 for more
information.

4th Annual "All
White Boat Ride"
The Clown Unit will host the 4th
Annual "All White Boat Ride" on
Friday April 6th. All aboard The
Lady St. John (behind the Chart
House), boarding time 7:00 PM,
Appropriate dress is required to
sail. Advanced ticket purchase
required. Call Lou (904) 233-2007,
Jeff (904) 458-6061 or Tony (904)
899-3398 for ticket information.

"Voices"Stage Play
A musical stage play & comedy is
coming to The Florida Theatre on
April 6th and 7th. The theatre is
located 128 E. Forsyth St. 3-
11:00PM. This baby mamma
drama will speak to issues of moral-
ity and maturity through tears and
laughter. For more information call
(904) 355-2787.

Funk Fest
The Funk Fest is coming to
Metropolitan Park on April 7th.
Entertainment will kick off at
5:00PM- until 12:00AM featuring
MC Lyte, Frankie Beverly and
Maze, Lakeside and Anthony
Hamilton.

FCCJ Kent
Campus "Job Fair"
FCCJ Kent Campus Career
Development Center located at
3939 Roosevelt Boulevard, will
host a job fair April llth, at
1:00PM. This event will be open to
job seekers, employers and
recruiters. Space for employment
recruiters is on a first come- first
served basis. For reservation infor-
mation call (904) 381-3594.

Young Peoples
Etiquette Workshop
Building Blocks for Your Future",
a workshop for young men and
women from 13-18 will be offered


on Saturday, March 24th from 9:20
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.at the HOPE
Center located at 435 Clark Road.
Motivational and professional
speakers will be on hand to discuss
self esteem, peer pressure, health
and sexual awareness, etiquette and
more. Breakfast and lunch will also
be served. To register or for more
information, call 766-7862.

"The Wiz"
Stage Aurora presents "The Wiz"
the story of a young girl whisked
away from home to the mystical
Land of Oz. The production will be
held on April 13th, at the FCCJ
North Campus Zeke Bryant
Auditorium.

The Jacksonville
Jazz Festival
The Jacksonville Jazz Festival
opens April 13th 15th, and will
feature the dynamic talents of
Wayman Tisdale, Chuck Mangione,
Diane Reeves, George Benson, Al
Jarreau, Diane Schurr and more.
For tickets or scheduling check out
coj.net or call 355-2787.

ExZooberation
The Jacksonville Zoo will host it
12th annual ExZooberation Fund
Raising Gala on April 14th at 6:30
p.m.. The theme for the event will
be, "A Garden Party On the Wild
Side". The event will be held at the
zoo located at 8605 Zoo Parkway
off of Hecksher Drive. For ticket
information call 757-4463 ext. 196.

Marcus Stroud
Golf Tournament
Jacksonville Jaguar and3x Pro
Bowler Marcus Stroud invites the
community to participate in the 2nd
Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
on April 16th at Queen Harbor
Yacht & Country Club. The event
will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join
Stroud and his teammates benefit-
ting ongoing projects of the Marcus
Stroud Foundation. For more infor-
mation call (404) 457-6341.


Extension Service Offering Classes on

Marriage Preparation and Spoiling Your Kids
Before You Tie The Knot A wedding is a day, but the relationship
is forever. Before You Tie The Knot, a marriage preparation class, is
offered monthly at the Duval County Cooperative Extension Office. The
couple must attend together to receive a certificate of completion.
Extension classes fulfill the requirements of Florida Statute 741.0305
and 741.04, Marriage Preparation and Preservation Act, that became effec-
tive Jan. 1, 1999. A $32.50 discount on the marriage license is given to
couples who have completed approved premarital classes and the waiting
period required upon applying for a license is waived. The Extension
classes have been approved by the Circuit Court of Duval County for
licenses issued in this county.
The next class will be held March 27th & 29th, 2007, from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
(Both nights are required.) Please note that if a religious ceremony is
planned, it is important that the couple contact their minister, priest, or
rabbi. Although the University of Florida Extension course fulfills the
state requirement, additional classes may be required by your religion.
When Is It Too Much? Children and Overindulgence The Family and
Consumer Sciences program of the Extension Service is offering a new
series of monthly family life seminars for parents and professionals. The
second of the series, "When Is It Too Much? Children and
Overindulgence," will be offered Tuesday, March 27, 2007, 9:30 at the
Extension office, 1010 N. McDuffAve. and it is free of charge.
In today's society with so many opportunities, it can become difficult to
determine when we are merely nurturing our children versus
overindulging them. We will also look at teaching responsibility and our
role as parents in developing a well-balanced child.
To get a registration brochure or register for classes, call Stephanie or
Sandra at 387-8855.


Leadership Jax
Celebration of Service
Leadership Jacksonville's
Celebration 2007 honoring
Community Trustees will honor
Bob Helms, Wachovia, Peter
Rummell, The St. Joe Company and
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 Chamber of
Commerce President Wally Lee.
For tickets call 396-6263.

Stanton/ Stanton
Vocational Gala
The 1st Annual Stanton Gala is set
for April 28th, at the Prime
Osborne Convention Center at
6:00PM. Come one! Come all! If
you have any former association
with Old Stanton, New Stanton or
Stanton Vocational you won't want
to miss this. For information please
call Kenneth Reddick (904) 764-
8795.

An Evening of Taste
An evening of fine wine, food and
good times benefiting Children's
Home Society of Florida will be
held at Matthew's of San Marco
Sunday, April 29 from 5:30 8 p.m.
Guests will delight in an intimate
setting with fine wine as they sam-
ple some of Chef Matthew
Medure's most exclusive menu
items. They can also bid on silent
auction packages while enjoying
the sounds of a harpist.
Due to space limitations, please
call early to reserve your tickets.
For more information or tickets,
contact Nanette Vallejos at
493.7739.

20th Kuumba Festival
The 20th Kuumba Festival will be
held May 25-28, 2007 including a
Community Health Fair, Kick Off
at The Ritz Theater, annual Parade
of Kings & Queens, Opening
Celebration, Gospel In The Park ,
Workshops, Marketplace Vendors
& food. For more information visit
the website: www.kuumbafest.org.

Auntie Roz
Peanut Show
Auntie Roz Peanut Show will open
in Jacksonville March 26th 31st
at Edward Waters College in the
Milne Auditorium and the FCCJ
Downtown Campus on May 1st,
2007. This is a theatrical educa-
tional production integrating music
with reading, science and social
studies to highlight George
Washington Carver and his research
with peanuts. For more information
call (904) 713-0885 or www.aun-
tieroz.com.

Links Old School Gala
The Bold City Chapter of Links,
Inc. will host their annual Old
School Gala on Saturday, May
19th at Alltell Stadium. The annual
dinner and dance includes costume
and prizes in a festive atmosphere
surrounded to the tunes of Motown.
For more information, contact any
Bold City Links member or give us
a call at the Free Press at 634-1993.


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Hip Hop Meets Capital Hill Congressman Kendrick B.
Meek (D-FL) meeting with Grammy Award winner Wyclef Jean (on right)
in his Capitol Hill office today. Rep. Meek represents parts of Miami-
Dade and Broward Counties, including Little Haiti, and has sponsored leg-
islation in Congress providing preferential trade status to Haiti. Named a
"Roving Ambassador" by Haitian President Rene Preval, Haitian-born
musician Wyclef Jean established Yl6e Haiti, a nonprofit charitable foun-
dation to benefit his homeland. Jean testified on Capitol Hill before the
House Committee on Foreign Affairs on Haiti's economic and develop-
ment needs.


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DJIMON HAS A NEW LOVE
Djimon Hounsou has hooked up with
Russell Simmons' ex-wife, Baby Phat CEO
Kimora Lee. Photos of the two making out
in a both at a Los Angeles hotspot have been
all over the web. Simmons apparently
,' approves of his ex's new beau. "I don't know
"\: what they're doing, but he's a nice guy. She'd
better be happy. He's one of the sweetest
guys in the world," he told People magazine.
EMMITT SMITH HIRED AS ESPN ANALYST
"Dancing With the Stars" champ Emmitt Smith
has quickstepped his way into a plush new gig as
a studio analyst for ESPN.
The NFL's all-time leading rusher and win-
ner of the ballroom dance competition on ABC
will now work for its Disney sister station as a
commentator on "NFL Countdown" and
"Monday Night Countdown," as well as ESPN
Radio and ESPN.com.
Smith will take a seat next to Chris Berman, '
analysts Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Ron
Jaworski, and reporter Chris Mortensen on "NFL Countdown."
The Dallas Cowboys veteran will join Berman, Jackson, Mortensen
and analyst Steve Young for the "Monday Night Countdown" show each
week from the site of the "Monday Night Football" match up.
KATT WILLIAMS AND MURPHY TEAM FOR 'MARSHALS'
Norbit" co-stars Eddie Murphy and Katt Williams will work together
once again in the upcoming DreamWorks comedy "Marshals," which
follows the first black marshals of the Old West.
Williams will also write the script, while Murphy has signed on as a
producer for the project.
GODFATHER OF SOUL FINALLY LAID TO REST:
But he may be moved again into a permanent mausoleum
More than two months after his death on Christmas day at age 73, the
body of music legend James Brown was laid to rest Saturday in a crypt
at the Beech Island, South Carolina home of his daughter, Deanna
Brown Thomas.
"This is what James wanted, for the family to come together. Everyone
really felt like James was there with us," Hyniesaid.
Rev. Al Sharpton presided over the ceremony that included Brown's
six adult children, other family members, his longtime partner Tomi Rae
Hynie and her five-year-old son with him, James Brown the second.
The crypt, however, may turn out to be yet another temporary rest-
ing place to hold the body until construction is finished on a public mau-
soleum that will resemble Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis.


Star is Back and Ready to Shine


by J. Murray, BV
She's back in stride again! Star
Jones Reynolds is readying her
return to daytime television with a
forthcoming daily show on Court
TV. "I am thrilled! I have to be hon-
est with you. I think I shared with
you probably first that I wanted to
get back to my roots. I wanted to
spend the next part and the next
phase of my career as a legal ana-
lyst, commentator, host and anchor;
putting the emphasis back on the
law, back on community, back on
things that are really important in
the world," the enthusiastic former
host of 'The View' told me from her
home in New York City.
Reynolds, who now splits her time
between The Big Apple and Miami,
said her time away from the lime-
light allowed her to put a lot of
things in perspective. "These last
seven months have really shown me
that there's a need for the mixture of
the law and justice; crime and pun-
ishment; government and politics;
and pop culture and entertainment.
It exists all together and has con-
verged. I am glad that Court TV
recognized that I am the kind of tal-
ent that can bring it all to fruition,"
she shared.
A former assistant district attorney
in Brooklyn, New York, then
known by her full name, Starlet
Jones, she actually began her career
as a television personality on Court
TV. "It's really like a coming home.
I actually was on the very first
weekend Court TV launched. It was
July 1991. It's sort of appropriate
that right now I come back as I re-
launch. I am launching the third
phase of my career. Now for me to
come full circle ... I'm so proud that
Court TV is partnering with me as I
do it," said the 44-year-old former
Payless spokeswoman.
Known for her designer duds and
her ever-changing hair -- her Star


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Jones Collection line of wigs are
still available online -- will
Reynolds have to tame her some-
times flamboyant fashion sense for
her new serious gig? "Its very inter-
esting that you say that, because
one of the things that people have
commented on is the toned-down
attire. In reality, that's also me! It's
me now! I want to be known for the
brain right now. This is Star Jones
Reynolds the lawyer right now.
She's smart, capable and she can
still have fun. She can be hip, but
she doesn't have to be flashy. So
you won't see rotating hair, but you
will see brilliant analysis," she
offered.
Since her unceremonious and con-
troversial departure from 'The
View' last June, Reynolds hosted
and executive produced a year-end
review special for TV One. She also
contributed to 'The Bible
Experience,' subbed for syndicated
radio host Michael Eric Dyson, and
has been teaching a civics class at
the East Harlem School at Exodus
House since Sept. 2006, for grades
seven and eight.
The one thing Reynolds has not
done is watched one single episode
of 'The View.' Naturally, she wasn't
watching when Rosie O'Donnell,
Joy Behar, Elizabeth Hasselbeck
and guest host, singer Kimberly
Locke, congratulated her on her
new job. "We want to wish Star
Jones congratulations. She just got
a new job on Court TV. She looks
beautiful," said O'Donnell, before
Hasselbeck chimed in: "She looks
great!"


"A couple of people sent me a text
message saying that the ladies said,
'Congratulations,' and wished me
well on the show. I was not sur-
prised in the least bit. I would
expect people would act mature and
gracious. I would not expect any-
thing less and I'm glad to kno\\ ihe.
wish me well, the samie as I ~ishl
them well. I have turned the pace
It's a whole new chapter That
chapter is closed. XWe're reading .a
whole new chapter and \ e'rc iJ u '
at the beginning of it." said'
Reynolds.
Reynolds story of :'oilng Irom '
being "full-figured to i mn.rbidll\
obese" before a "medical interim en-
tion" helped her get a handle
on her weight, was detailed
in her bestsellin- book.
'Shine: A Phi sil.a
Emotional and Spiritual
Journey to Finding Lore.'
Former co-host Behar e en
celebrated the shrlnkinlo
star-pun intended-w while the
women of'The Vie\W' cele-
brated her new deal.
"Star Jones has finally\
become a skinny bitch
like we always talk."
Behar laughed.
"I've never heard the
word 'skinny' and im.
name mentioned in
the same sentence.
which is sort ot
funny to me. I'\ e
heard the other
word, [bitch).
and my name,
but I've never heard the \\ord


'skinny' and my name," Reynolds
laughed. "I don't think of myself in
that way in the least bit. Healthy?
You better believe it! I am eating
right! I am exercising. I am getting
the rest that we're supposed to have
and doing the things I am supposed
t to do to take care of
me I \went on this
trans-ill'n of get-
'. ting health. four
\ear ago It'll
S. be four ears
ag in
S ,. Lust "


Gay Former NBA

Player Signs Deal
John Amaechi. the first NBA
player to go public with his homo-
sexuality, has now become the first
openly gay male athlete to be
offered an endorsement deal.
HeadBlade Inc., creators of a
popular head-shaving razor,
announced Monday it had signed
Amaechi to a multiyear deal,
reports AP.
"John Amaechi is the newest face
of the brand because he embodies
many of the qualities representative
of a HeadBlader," HeadBlade CEO
Todd Greene said. "He is a man
comfortable in his own skin and
he's not afraid of the status quo."
Amaechi made headlines last
month with the release of his mem-
oir, "Man in the Middle," a current
New York Times bestseller that
chronicles his career in the NBA as
a gay man.


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graced theaters as the love interest of Oscar winner Denzel Washington, now the young starlet will be in Chris
Rock's new film, "I Think I Love My Wife". Shown above is Freeman at the premiere of the film in Hollywood
with (L-R) Arsenio Hall, Laurence Fishbume and his wife Gina who is also in the film as Rick's wife. Freeman
is the daughter of the late mack Freeman, Jacksonville educator and political activist. The movie opens this
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