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As the national race begins to heat
up, things will definitely get to the
boiling point around Jacksonville
with the much speculated
announcement by Councilwoman
Mia Jones that she has entered the
race for the House of
Representatives. The District seat
is being vacated by Rep. Terry
Fields who will be forced out due
to term limits.
Both candidates share a very sim-
ilar political resume having been
two term council members and
publicly endeared by their con-
stituents.
Jones who won re-election with
85% of the vote says if elected she
will continue to fight to bring fund-
ing home that will be used to focus
on reducing crime through an
emphasis in the area of juvenile
crime prevention, and ex-offender
re-entry, including education and
employment.
Since leaving office the former
councilwoman has continued to
remain active in the community
through her work on the Shands
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ry 10 17, 2008


Each One Teach One Charles Griggs knows the value of mentoring. Citing several positive male
influences in his life as a youth growing up in Jacksonville, he hasn't hesitated to continue the much needed
process of setting the much needed example for young Black males. After successfully raising his own son who
is now in college, Griggs mentors not one but three young men. Shown above is Cody Floyd, Brandon Mitchell,
Charles Griggs and TeeJay Jones en route to a sporting event and guys day out. Keep up the good work Griggs!

Court Revives No Child Left Behind Suit


A federal appeals court decision
this week has revived a lawsuit
challenging the funding of the No
Child Left Behind education law.
School districts in three states
and the nation's largest teachers'
union filed the lawsuit, arguing that
schools should not have to comply
with requirements that aren't fund-
ed by the federal government and
that the government is imposing
unfunded mandates even though the


act itself prohibits unfunded man-
dates. Plaintiffs include the Pontiac,
Mich., school district and eight dis-
tricts in Texas and Vermont, along
with National Education
Association affiliates in several
states. The NEA is paying the cost
of the appeal.
Chief U.S. District Judge Bernard
Friedman in Detroit dismissed the
lawsuit in November 2005, saying
the plaintiffs failed to support their


claim, but his ruling was reversed
by a three-judge panel of the 6th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Cincinnati, in a 2-1 decision
released this week.
The court majority said the No
Child Left Behind law fails to pro-
vide clear notice as to who bears the
additional costs of compliance.
The No Child Left Behind Act,
backed by President Bush, became
law in 2002.


All Eyes on Matthew Gilbert Celebrating Alumni


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Elnor Moore Class of 1964, Marian Little Willie Class of 58'and Samuel Owens (58') with his wife Joan. The Class of 1958 was honored as it
celebrated their 50th reunion.T Austin photo
The alumni of Matthew Gilbert Jr. and Sr. High School recently started their year with the 10th celebration of their All Class reunion for the class-
es of 1952-1970. The Student Teacher Celebration January 4th and 5th, 2008. Festivities for the three day celebration began on Friday, January 4th
with a reception at the Hyatt Regency and continued with the Grand Gala, reception, program and dinner the following night. Program participants
included Dr. Ezekiel Bryant, Thelma Geiger, Grace West, Dawn Lopez, Rev. Beverly Clark and the annual roll call by Nathaniel "Coach" Washington.
The event was chaired by Jackie Lucas Surrency and Harriet Seabrooks Jarrett. The theme was Togetherness, Love and Fellowship.


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Continued from front
various senior citizen groups. In
fact, she even continued her annual
Christmas activities when she
delivered gifts to over 100 seniors
at different senior nutrition sites.
For the past 8 years she has had a
Christmas party for the seniors
throughout the community.
"I want to seamlessly continue to
provide my constituents with quali-
ty representation focused on
improving their quality of life,"
Jones said. "The legislative seat
allows me to do that, since it
includes the majority of my current
council district.
The enthusiastic young Jones may
be facing an uphill battle. Local
political royalty including Cong.
Corrine Brown, Sen. Tony Hill,


School Board Chairwoman Betty
Burney, former Sheriff Nat Glover,
and Rep Terry Fields among other
community leaders have already
endorsed Felder who filed in
August 2007. In addition, her fund
raising coffers boast well over
$50,000.
Before the official entry of Jones,
Felder's only opponent was republi-
can Donald Foy who many didn't
consider steep competition in the
largely democratic district. She
remains undaunted with the new
contestant.
"In our political system everyone
has the right to run for public office.
I am running because I want to con-
tinue the hard work I started in the
City Council, and help all citizens
in district 14, Jacksonville and the


entire state of Florida." Said Felder.
"I was born and raised in district
14" she said. "My constituents have
entrusted me with looking out for
them, and I have done that in City
Council District 10. I1 want to make
sure the gains we've made continue,
and spread throughout all of
District 14." said Jones.
The rivalry will no doubt bring
back memories when Denise Lee
and Tony Hill vied for the State
Senate seat. In the past, only one
incumbent has run in the races to
ensure a victory. Reportedly, Lee
was told to "wait her turn" for the
seat. The race divided a community
as constituents drew lines on long-
standing loyalties.
One thing is for sure, just like on
any given Sunday, when it comes to
Jacksonville elections, anything can
happen.


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and eventually a career in politics
- but he never had a serious
Republican opponent.
Obama stopped by a polling site
in Manchester on Tuesday, shaking
hands with his supporters and those
holding signs for other candidates.
Three burly supporters of John
Edwards were beaming as they
shook the front-runner's hand and
wished him luck. Obama correctly
calculated they were from the
Steelworkers union that endorsed
Edwards four months ago.
"See you in the general," Obama
said, hoping they would eventually
be with him.


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A School Choice Expo

Suval County Magnet Programs are nationally acclaimed as a school choice
program, allowing students to explore a special interest, gift or talent.
With ten new magnet schools added this year, more students can benefit from this
specialized education. Magnet Mania & More encompasses all the options the
Duval County Public School System offers students.
Magnet schools may feature one or more programs, centering on a theme
or interest, and offer focused experience as early as elementary school.
Career Academy schools are college preparatory programs, equally readying
students for both college and the workforce, utilizing the academy model as
a smaller learning community within a larger high school setting.
Charter schools are publicly funded, nonsectarian schools that contract
with the Duval County School Board, and are open to all students.


Call 390-2082 or 390-2144, or visit
Magnet Mania & More to learn more about your options.

The magnet application deadline for the
2008-2009 school year is February 29, 2008.


OPPORTUNITIES

100 Black Men Hold 5th Annual
Infinite Scholars College Fair
The 5th Annual 100 Black Men of Jacksonville Infinite Scholar
College Fair will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the
Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The col-
lege fair is hosted by 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc., a chapter of
the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and will feature more than 30
national, regional, and local colleges and universities to include
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's). Schools that
attended this event in the past include Miami of Ohio, Purdue
University, Grambling College, Alabama A&M, Bethune Cookman,
North Carolina A&T, University of Florida, Florida A&M, Florida
State, and many others.
For more information call Michael Jones at 683-951.

National TV Show "Desperate
Landscapes" Needs Jax Homeowners
Amy Seng, producer of the DIY Channel's (Do-It-Yourself Network)
Desperate Landscapes are looking for Jacksonville homeowners with
desperate front yards.
The show will fix up the front yard with new landscaping and some
exterior home improvement projects. They provide all the tools, plants
and food, the homeowner need only supply a little muscle power and
loads of personality.
Homeowner can go to jaytv.net to fill out an application. Winners will
be selcted by January 15. For more information, email amy@jaytv.net.

DCHD Offering Free Tobacco
Quit Kits to Duval Smokers
In recognition of New Year's resolutions to stop using tobacco prod-
ucts, Duval County Health Department (DCHD) Tobacco Prevention
Program is offering free New Year's quit kits as well as encouraging
people who smoke to The holiday quit kits include coupons for nicotine
replacement therapy, cost of smoking calculator, quit tips and other sur-
prises. The materials can be given to a friend or family member as a
gift of support for a New Year's resolution. After all, New Year's Day
is the single largest day for giving up unhealthy habits."
For more information and to receive a quit kit, call the DCHD
Tobacco Prevention Program at (904) 253-1600 or the Florida Quit-
For-Life Cessation Counseling line at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW (877-822-
6669).
All Class Reunion for

Technical High School
An all-class reunion is set for March 2009 for alumni of Technical
High School. The school was opened from 1947-1977. The reunion is
for anyone who ever attended the school, whether it was part-time, full-
time, sometime... be they student, faculty, staff or friends.
Come have fun, laugh, cry, and enjoy. Tour the old school and dance
the night away. Photos of the "first" graduating class of 1947 and the
class of 1954 will be onhand in addition to previous reunions of sever-
al different classes. For-mret ifT contact Nina Dodd at 904-
424-1873 or via Emaill,. bontbells uth.net


MLK Parade



Call for Entries


All individuals, clubs, groups, organizations, churches,
mosques, temples, schools public and private are invited to
participate in all of the events sponsored by the Martin
Luther King Foundation.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The parade will begin 10:00 am at Federal Reserve Building
800 West Waters Street.

For a schedule of all our events visit our website www.mlkfdn.com
or call 904-807-8358,fax 904-807-8359 or email mlkfdnorg@att.net


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Obama Proves He is Legit
Just when I had become corn- Clinton thought that she was the
fortable with the realities of front-runner surprise, surprise.
America. It's sort of like being in a track
Just when I had dispelled the race. These candidates having been
notion out of my simple, but some- running hard and starting to round
times complicated thought- that final curb, Obama has been
process, patiently running second and let-
Just when I assumed that hope ting Clinton be the front runner and
was good, but most times was only now it's time for him to turn it up.
a fledgling reality. The home stretch is close and
Just when I had made one of my now Obauna just got his second
favorite quotes from James wind while Clinton is simply try-
Baldwin the gospel that "Color is ing to hold on,
not a human or a personal reality it Not only did Obama solidly
is political reality" defeat New York Sen. Hillary
Just when I tried to ignore the Clinton in Iowa's Democratic cau-
fact that like Cornel West said, "I cus last Thursday he did much bet-
am a prisoner of hope," ter than anyone expected.
Just when all of this "stolP was His age and "new guy on the
running through my head, Senator block" appeal may have something
Barrack Obamia goes and wins the to do with it. In fact, Obama cap-
Iowa Democratic Caucus, tured 57 percent of the under-30
Just when I had dismissed the vote in Iowa, according to CNN.
fact that a black man actually had a There is this weird feel about
chance to become president of the Obama's campaign. Since I saw
United States, Obama goes and him give his speech during the
crushes my cynicism. 2004 Democratic Convention,
Just when I thought that I was there's been this sense of
politically savvy, Obama defies the inevitability about him.
odds and becomes the first African Just when you think that his rock
American to when a state presiden- star appeal will eventually wear
tial caucus. He also became one of off, he continues to gain momen-
the youngest to ever to so. tum. Just when you think that
Last week, I sat in front of my there's no way that a bunch of
television saying, "Wow." I lis- white folk in Iowa and New
tened to his speech afterwards and Hampshire will vote for a brother
said the same thing. This isn't a from Chicago it happens.
guy who is running to become Vice Barrack took 38 percent of the
President or to make a good show- vote to former North Carolina sen-
ing so that next time he has a better ator John Edwards's 30 percent and
chance. Clinton's 29 percent.
Barrack Obama is for real and he The theme of change is obvious-
is actually running to win the ly winning voters over this election
whole thing. And just when Hillary cycle. Both Obama and Edwards


and Rolling with Iowa Win
have campaign themes centered Why not vote for a guy who truly
around change. Not surprising maybe able to change Washington.
considering the fact that many Why not vote for a candidate that
Americans are disgruntled and brings a different approach to the
frustrated with government and table versus the same old
elected officials especially in Washington politics.
Washington. There will be people who ignore
The real estate market is bad, the the color of his skin and say, "It's
economy has slowed down signifi- time." And without ever directly
cantly, unemployment is up and saying, hey put color aside and
every time we fill up our cars we vote for me, Obama says it in his
get more upset about gas prices, own way.
Americans feel that change is "You came together as
needed and that's why both Democrats, Republicans and inde-
Republican and Democratic candi- pendents to stand up and say that
dates are focusing on that theme. we are one nation, we are one peo-
During his victory speech ple and our time for change has
Obama said, "We are choosing come," he said during his victory
hope over fear... and sending a speech.
powerful message that change is I am certainly not handing the
coming to America." White House over to Obama quite
As I watched Obama's speech yet. Like a marathon there's a lot of
you could see a sea of "Stand for race yet to be run.
Change" campaign signs in the The Iowa caucus did prove that
crowd. Obama also said, "You Obama is legit and just maybe able
have done what the cynics said we to pull off one of the largest upsets
couldn't do." in American political history. But
Obama called the night a "defin- going back to that sense of
ing moment in history." inevitability, Coretta Scott King
And that's what has been so once told a group something that
appealing about him. He focuses was extremely profound and rele-
on these themes of hope and vant in this case.
change and he challenges people to She said, "There is a spirit and
prove that this country is better need and a man at the beginning of
than its past. every great human advance. Each
Sure there are going to be people of these must be right for the par-
who decide not to vote for Obama ticular moment of history, or noth-
because he's black. There will be ing happens."
some who decide not to vote for Maybe the spirit is right, and
him because his name sounds to maybe Obama is truly the man to
Arabic. There will be some who bring forth change. Now let's see
say that he's too tall or too skinny, how long he can ride the wave.
However, there will be a lot of Signing off from the Obama
Americans who say "why not." band wagon, Reggie Fullwood


C i t Chronicles



Diatribes on life in the African-American Diaspora by Reggie Fullwood


Talking to Our Youth is Often Like Talking to a Brici Wall


By Oliver Mellow
We've all been there before.
At some point in the not so distant
past you have taken a few moments
to impart some of your wisdom
earned through life lessons to a
young person between the ages of
15 and 21.
Let me guess, they didn't take to
your wisdom they way you, per-
haps, had anticipated.
In fact, you might as well been
talking to a brick wall.
Maybe it's me, but it seems like
today's youth are less likely to take
the good-natured advice of their
elders. Perhaps I'm mistaken, but it
also seems as if young adults take a
great deal of pride developing a
hunker-down mentality just for the
sake of being right versus doing the
right thing. And pardon me for my
sarcastic attempt at making a point,
but it seems that some young minds
would rather bang their heads
against that same brick wall (that I
might as well be conversing with)
rather than take sound advice that
may well lead to advancement.
Is there something in the soda, err
... water?
What makes so many young
minds ignore the institutional intel-
lect that could lead them to great-
ness? Is the quest for immediate
swagger that powerful? Was I that
dumb when I was a kid?
Let me think about that for a
moment. No!
When I was of the age of "listen"
that's exactly what I did. I was too
afraid to do anything else. I had the


fear of wisdom in me. Besides, to
that point, no one in my family had
given me advice that did not bear
out to be of the idiotic kind. And
even though those who took the
time to help develop my skull full of
mush were not heavily educated,
they had enough knowledge to pass
down common sense wisdom that I
still follow to this day.
Sure, some things got by me too.
However I don't ever recall having
someone sit me down and give me a
carefully cut piece of the wisdom
jewel only to have me flush it down
the toilet with last night's dinner.
I'm not talking about people try-
ing to mind-malt me into being able
to design computer components. I'm
talking about simple stuff like "take
a bath everyday, get good grades,
and respect yourself by respecting
others." This kind of simple advice
later translates into a better under-
standing of "set high goals for your-
self, stay focused, and surround
yourself with minds greater than
your own."
I'm talking the basics here. Things
you're liable to hear on any given
day from people who care about
you. Nothing complicated.
From high school kids to future
NBA and NFL stars (only in their
heads), the push back is incredible.
Maybe I'm getting old but I just
don't remember being as belligerent
as today's young adult.
At this point I'm only interested in
pointing fingers at one specific
group, young black males. Already
lagging behind everyone else in key


socio-economic indicators and suf-
fering from an unexplainable lapse
in maturity, they constantly insist on
not implementing the offerings of
sound advice available for their sur-
vival.
The reality for young black males
is simple; they stand almost no
chance in America without an edu-
cation. A high school diploma
cracks the door to a dream, while a
college degree can kick it wide open
leading to the fulfillment of dreams.
So simple any big water-headed
boy should be able to understand
right?
So why then, according to a 2006
report by the Schott Foundation for
Public Education, do only 42% of
black boys in the United States who
enter the 9th grade graduate from
high school? Roughly one-third of
the Black boys who finish high
school will actually attend college,
and of those, nationally, only 22%
of them will finish.
Scary huh? If these young broth-
ers aren't being educated, what in
the world are they up too? Evidence
points to a heavy participation on
the wrong side of everything bad.
Disrespect, mayhem and disillu-
sionment are probably the order of
the day while they hold down that
street corner to nowhere.
So here is my advice for all of the
brick walls ... I mean ... young
brothers out there:
Fellas, hear me, you have the
worst grades, the lowest test scores,
and the highest dropout rates of all
students in the country. IF YOU DO


NOT READ, YOU WILL NOT
SUCCEED. And brothers if you
don't succeed in school, then it's
likely that you won't succeed any-
where. Not corporate America, the
club, or even the criminal justice
system. Do yourselves a favor, up
your game by getting a framed
piece of sheepskin (with your name
on it).
In other words, when it comes to
education ... handle your business.
I could go on but I'm sure that you


get the point. Nothing new, just lis-
ten and learn. Trust me there is a
good reason why people keep giv-
ing you the same advice over and
over. It's because it's tried and true.
Once you have built a foundation
for success from this simple con-
cept, feel free to dream the big
dreams and reach for the brightest
stars.
Sure there are some things that
you'll need to learn the hard way.
That's life. However, there are some


things that you'd just assume absorb
through the wisdom of others. It'll
mean a quicker, more enriched, path
to success and a lot less painful too.
When I was a kid my mom used
to say, "a hard head makes a soft
behind." In other words I didn't
have to worry about getting my ass
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What African-Americans Need
by William Reed
"We're gonna rebuild America's cities and we're
gonna do it with America's steel ... Medicare for all,
money pulled out of the Pentagon budget to pay for
schools and other domestic programs" Rep. Dennis
Kucinich
The presidential candidates with the exception of
Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, are virtually
ignoring the plight of African Americans. The cata-
strophic crisis that engulfs the nation's black com-
munities goes without mention and no urban agenda is given priority.
Forty years after Martin Luther King, Jr. led the movement to end segrega-
tion and gain voting rights, the movement's second stage, to gain economic
justice and equal opportunity, still eludes blacks. Now, some black leaders are
telling the Presidential candidates that it's no longer acceptable to turn blind
eyes and deaf ears to entrenched discrimination and still expect to reap black
votes.
Nine well-credentialed and connected African American political and civil
rights organizations say that blacks cannot continue with "politics as usual"
and are providing a platform to highlight governance issues important to
African Americans. The National Policy Alliance (NPA) will host a major
Summit Thursday, January 17th and Friday, January 18th, 2008 in
Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance M Street Hotel. The Summit will pro-
duce policy recommendations on key issues for the next US President and for
policy makers at all levels of government. The Summit also will include a
forum with the 2008 Presidential Candidates. Organizers say both
Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates have been invited to par-
ticipate in the Friday morning, the 18th forum.
Many candidates talk about health care and raising the minimum wage, but
not about the separate and stark realities facing African Americans. Blacks
that have elected to "mainstream" their votes should remember that politics is
an inherent feature of mankind. Man is self-preserving by nature and thinks
and acts as an individual, or within a group, with foremost regard to his own
interests. Self-perpetuation should be the number one rule of participation in
politics.
African Americans have, on average, about half of the good things that
whites have, and double the bad things. We have about half the average
household income and less than half the household wealth. We suffer twice
the level of unemployment and twice the level of infant mortality (widely
accepted as a measure of general health) and are brutalized by a system of
criminal injustice. Every study confirms that the discrimination is systemic
and ruinous. African Americans are more likely to be stuck with high-inter-
est auto and business loans, and far more likely to be steered to risky mort-
gages; yet, without prodding, no candidate is speaking to this central reality.
Co-Chairs for the Summit are Tuskegee, Alabama Mayor Johnny Ford and
National Organization of Black County Officials chairman, Webster Guillory
(Orange County, CA Tax Assessor). Mayor Ford says officials that gather at
the Summit "will give voice to the needs of African Americans". Ford empha-
sizes the Summit could be "the premier national conversation event toward an
African American Agenda.
The Summit represents a renewal of quadrennial meetings black elected
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Rodney Hurst Publishes "It Was


Never About a Hotdog and a Coke"


by P.B. Davis
When eleven-year old Rodney
Hurst accepted his American
History teacher's invitation to join
the Jacksonville Youth Council
NAACP, he could not have guessed
the impact it would have on his life,
Jacksonville history or the Civil
Rights Movement. Wingspan Press
has announced the publication of
Hurst's new book, "It was never
about a hot dog and a Coke", being
released next month. The book is
subtitled "A Personal Account of
the 1960 Sit-in Demonstrations in
Jacksonville, Florida and Ax
Handle Saturday" and recounts the
events leading up to and the fallout


Actress Khandi Alexander is shown in the inset and in the upper left of the photo with her family mem-
bers Tillie H. brown, William Brown, Mary Ellen Brown Alexander, William Henry Alexander and nieces
Allison Foster, Alexandra Foster and Lauren Foster. KFPPhoto

Actress and Jax Native Khandi


Alexander Pays Family a Holiday Visit


by Lynn Jones
TV & Film star, choreographer,
and dancer, Khandi Alexander was
in Jacksonville during the holidays
for her family reunion. Khandi was
born in Jacksonville, Florida on
September 4, 1957 and moved to
New York City when she was two
years old. Her father Harry
Alexander was born in 1930 and
raised in Jacksonville, Florida on
the Northside of Jacksonville on
25th near Moncrief. Khandi's Aunt
Adelle Grayson still owns the home
and is a life-long resident of the
city. As I entered the home I was
greeted with open arms. I felt as if
I was at home with my family.
Everyone in the room was excited
to see Khandi and was thrilled that
their niece and cousin (Jacksonville
residents Joanne Walker Grayson,
Frank Grayson, Stephen Grayson,
William "skip" Grayson) had
become one of the biggest celebri-
ties in the nation. Khandi's career
expands from the streets of New
York City to the bright lights of
Hollywood, California. Khandi's
















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resume includes choreographer for
Whiney Houston's tour, danced
with Bob Fosse, and danced in the
Broadway adaptation of "Dream
Girls," Khandi has traveled the
globe, choreographed the
Grammies, and worked with
Michael J. Fox and Phil Hartmann
on the hit TV show NewsRadio.
Khandi's main goal is to force
education back into the African-
American community. Khandi was
adamant in stating that "education
much be first" This is the reason
why Khandi and her family have
established the Tillie H. Oxendine
foundation and humanitarian
award. This award is named after
Khandi's grandmother. Khandi's
role model is her family where each
member radiates a legacy of histo-
ry, and beauty. Khandi remarked "it
is our responsibility to uphold this
legacy."
One of Khandi's heroes is the
producer Spike Lee. She spoke of
Lee's heroism in producing "When
the Levees Broke" the New Orleans
evacuee story. I asked Khandi what


advice she had for aspiring actors
and actresses: "stay in school and
get an education" and she noted that
"currently what is needed in the
industry is casting directors,
lawyers, gaffers, producers, writers,
and directors, so that we can control
our vision, we can all sing and
dance, but we have to dig into the
hills of the creation (of the proj-
ect)." I also asked Khandi why she
accepted the role of the medial
examiner on CSI: Miami and
Khandi quickly stated "my role as
the crack addict in HBO's The
Corner and the role a the addict in
Sugar Hill with Wesley Snipes was
powerful, yet I began to be typecast
and every role I was offered was
one of a drug addict, I took the role
on CSI so that I could give hope to
young people that there are other
careers to explore." Khandi can
currently be seen in the CBS drama
"CSI Miami" and my all-time
favorite "What's Love Got to Do
With it." Stay tuned as Khandi con-
tinues to move and shake her way
around the globe.


Author Rodney Hurst
players whose lives and actions
helped make Jacksonville and
America what it is today. Says
Hurst, "We choose to forget turbu-


lunch counter where he and his
friends were clearly not welcome,
to two terms on the Jacksonville
City Council, his life has been
about service, justice and doing the
right thing, even when it went
beyond hard to life-threatening. But
he's quick to acknowledge those
who helped pave the way:
Rutledge Pearson, Leander Shaw,
Arnett Girardeau, Earl Johnson and
those members of the Jacksonville
Youth Council NAACP, whose
everyday courage in the face of
hatred and segregation showed the
young people of Jacksonville that
the future was theirs if they had it
within themselves to say 'no more'
to injustice.
The book is a captivating history
lesson, whether you were there,
only heard the stories, or, as is the


Meet Rodney Hurst at his book signings
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
Friday, February 1, 2008, 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
,Brown Bag Lunch and Author Talk.
-Thursday, February 28, 5:30 7:30 PM
Reception and Author Talk.
It was never about a hot dog and a Coke is available in softcover and


hardcover editions from the
(www.wingspanpress.com).


from the bloody events of August
27, 1960 in downtown Jacksonville
when Black youth who had been
staging sit-in demonstrations at
downtown lunch counters were set
upon by 200 ax handle and baseball
bat wielding whites. Played down
locally, the event gained national
attention and thrust Hurst and the
Youth Council into the spotlight of
the Civil Rights era.
Hurst writes with clarity and an
historical eye as he details the
times, the mood and the people of
Jacksonville in a time of high ten-
sion and change. Part memoir, part
history and part biography, It was
never about a hot dog and a Coke
provides a chronicle of the pivotal
event and an in-depth look at the


lent times rather than learn from
them, as if not talking about them
will make them go away. Just as
closing our eyes does not cause us
to go blind, shutting our mouths
does nothing to erase memories or
make events disappear."
Throughout his life, Hurst has
been willing to act on his beliefs,
from sitting down at a Woolworth


publisher, Wingspan


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case with so many of your young
people today, know next to nothing
about the violent years of the Civil
Rights struggle.
Rodney Hurst remains active in
community life, in his church and
on numerous boards and commis-
sions. He is currently on the staff of
Edward Waters College in
Jacksonville. This is his first book.


FEMA Wins Appeal in Katrina Rental Aid
The Federal Emergency Management Agency can end housing subsidies
for many victims of Hurricane Katrina, an appeals court ruled.
Many storm victims now receive help through a different federal agency,
and it wasn't clear how many people would be affected by the ruling.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that storm victims who
apply for rental assistance aren't legally entitled to a "continuing stream of
payments." The ruling overturns a June decision that said FEMA should
continue rental assistance payments to storm victims while they appeal the
agency's decisions. A judge had issued a preliminary injunction that
required FEMA to continue the payments during appeals.


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Baptist Ministers Conference 10th
Annual Dr. Martin Luther Jr.
Celebration Services Jan. 14 15
The Baptist Ministers Conference of Duval and Adjacent Counties will
present their 10th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Services
Monday, January 14rh and Tuesday, January 15th.
Rev. C. E. Preston, Pastor, and the Membership of St. John Missionary
Baptist Church, 135 Brickyard Road; Orange, Florida, invite the Orange
Park and adjacent communities to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2008.
Rev. James B. Sampson, President of the Florida Baptist Convention;
and Pastor of the First New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 4835 Soutel
Drive, invite the Jacksonville and adjacent communities to the Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. Celebration at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening, January 15,
2008.
9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King
Prayer Breakfast Saturday Jan. 19th
Churches, Pastors their Congregations, and members of the Jacksonville
and adjacent communities are invited to the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, at 8 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2008; at the
Philippian Multi-purpose Center, 7540 New Kings Rd.
Individual tickets and tables of eight are available. To obtain tables and/or
tickets, please call Rev. James Sampson at (904) 765-3111.
EWC President to speak at AME 11th
District Scholarship Worship Service
The 11th Episcopal District Lay Organization of
the African American Methodist Episcopal
Church will hold a Scholarship Worship Service
at 7 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008. The
Scholarship Worship Service will be held at the
Greater Grant Memorial African Methodist
Episcopal Church, 5533 Gilchrist Road, where
The Reverend Tony DeMarco Hansberry is
Pastor.
A highlight of the Scholarship Worship
Service will be the guest speaker, Dr. Claudette
Williams, President of Edward Waters College, and the recognition of
scholarship recipients. Scholarship donations will be accepted, and the
pubic is cordially invited.


When Black Celebrities Find Jesus


Cheryl "Pepa" Wray
A commentary by Clay Cane
Jesus is one of the most profitable
figures in the entertainment indus-
try. What better way to rejuvenate a
once massive career than by having
your new manager, publicist and fan
base all named "Jesus"? The Lord
Almighty is that ace in the hole
when record sales are low, tours
aren't as packed and the fickle pub-
lic has moved on to the next best
thing.


Donna Summer
It is always problematic when
celebrities reject the life that made
them but still willfully profit by
mixing their entertainment career
with Christ. If you truly feel you
have found Christ and your previous
life was sinful, why continue to cap-
italize from it in reality shows, tell-
all books, or films?
The most recent addition to the
"celebrities who found Jesus camp"
is Cheryl Wray, otherwise known as


St. Paul AME to host Boylen Haven
Alumnae Dr. Martin L. King Tribute
The Boylan Haven Alumnae will present their Annual Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Tribute at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2008 at the St. Paul
African Methodist Episcopal Church, 6910 New Kings Road; where The
Reverend Marvin C. Zanders III, is Pastor. The Ribault High School
Chorus, directed by the noted Eugene White, will provide musical selec-
tions. Jacksonville Transportation Authority CEO Michael Blaylock will
be the keynote speaker. Some of our city's earliest African American bus
drivers will give reflections. The program promises to be enlightening,
inspirational and educational. The community is invited.


Salt from the legendary hip-hop
group Salt-N-Pepa. In the duo's VH-
1 reality show the former "Push It"
diva declares, "I let God into my life
and everything has changed!" Salt
has become an adamant Christian
who is hell-bent on converting an
"ungodly" Pepa to Christ.
Now, Salt stresses how the songs
were too sexual and demanded lyric
changes in the ode to good men
"Whatta Man" on their recently
aired VH-1 reality TV show, "The
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Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship
Conference and Awards Headed to Atlanta


Dr. Teresa Hairston
The Gospel Heritage Praise &
Worship Conference and Awards
will be held February 21-23 in
Atlanta. The conference will show-
case an array of classes, seminars
and artists who will be showcased


in an attempt to empower, educate
and inspire.
Started in 2002, this years' con-
ference offers an intimate and inter-
active exchange between the com-
munity and the biggest names in
gospel, Donnie McClurkin, Vickie
Winans, Hezekiah Walker, Dr.
Marvin Sapp, Donald Lawrence,
Byron Cage, Tye Tribbett and
Williams Murphy.
Dr. Hairston launched a four-page
newsletter, SCORE, in 1989. By
1995, with major funding, she
moved to New York and SCORE
became Gospel Today Magazine. In
2002 she relocated the magazine to
Atlanta and launched the confer-
ence. By .2005, Dr. Hairston was
invited to join President George
Bush at the White House.


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How Couples Can Recover From Infidelity < (o I" fe

Picking up where we left off'in ithe last issue with ordained spiritual advisor professional therapist Dr. Sabrina Black on why .
Christian men cheat, we will continue with the healing portion on how couples can recover from infidelity. -


By Sabrina 1), 1
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marriage -olitions
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Can couplesI rebu
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Fogivencs.s


Restoration. HovN
do we rebuild brok
affair? After year
helping couples
issues of adultery
marriage. I have de
stage integrative r
Hope, Help and Hc
Stage I -
Corinthians 10:13
In the first sta
unfaithful partners
make sense out of
emotions released
This will give there
ance so they will r
are crazy, hopeles
areas of focus inch
Hope to surv
Hope that the
be transformed
Hope that ,G


1!ack, PhD the midst of the situation
joined,.. Can a Stage II HELP- Isaiah 61:1-
thip ituh has been 4. Psalms 46:1
iteQr be healed, In the second stage, partners are
ild broken vows coached to make a biblical not
Absoluitiv! Ihe emotional decision to recommit
ciliation includes to the marriage. They are encour-
ents: Repentance. aged to explore their ambivalence
about their relationship, develop a
realistic yet biblical concept of
love, and take responsibility
for how their early experi-
ences compromised
their ability to be
intimate and faith-
ful in this rela-
tionship. Key
areas of focus
include:
Help sort







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oa ut your emo-
Epoe a tions
Saige ar Help
seek God's

Help sub-
s aed tomit to the
process of pain
See (adultery hurts)
Stage III -
HEALING -
Ephesians 4:22-24
Sse o In the third stage, a road
map provides for rebuilding
trust and intimacy, and learning to
Forgive. Marriage partners are
cen vows after an encouraged to focus on personal
rs of experience growth as a result of the experi-
work through ence. Key areas of focus include:
and rebuild their n Healing in the area of for-
eveloped a three- giveness
model based on Healing in the area of trust
ealing. and intimacy
HOPE 1 t Healing in the area of love
3 according to God's Word
ge, hurting and In conjunction with this integra-
s are helped to tive model is the need to
the avalanche of RESTORE the Soul and RENEW
by the adultery. the mind. Following the biblical
m a sense of bal- theme that reconciliation to God
not feel that they precedes restoration with one
s, or alone. Key another, this model mandates obe-
ude: dience to the Word.
ive the trauma What God hath joined
relationship can together... The Way
We Respond to Adultery
od is working in When adultery occurs, whose


fault is it? If he is the one that
cheated, why do I feel so guilty,
embarrassed, and ashamed? Should
we stay together? What about dis-
eases? I don't want to die from
HIV/AIDS. Will he ever change?
Should I trust him again? This has
happened more than once, now
what? The questions are valid and
the concerns are real.
When you are recovering from
adultery, dealing with your emo-
tional roller coaster will be one of
the greatest challenges. Even
beyond the decision to trust your
spouse again, is the decision to
trust God with your emotions.
Psychologically the person whose
trust has been betrayed will often
feel depression, anxiety, anger,
grief, and loss.
What Can Couples Do
to Save Their Marriages?
Couples have learned that there
is wisdom to have guidelines
regarding relationships with the
opposite sex. Simple things such as
do not share personal intimate
details or negative information
about the marriage or spouse; no
sexual or sensual discussions; no
physical contact; limited time in
private spaces, no personal time
with old flames, and being best of
friends with one another also helps
to safeguard your marriage.
Guidelines are great; however,
the rules only guard the outward
behavior. Commitment to Christ
changes the heart and develops
character Most women have no
idea why their husbands cheat. It
has been my experience in counsel-
ing women and couples, that the
signs of infidelity are present and
ignored. It is not true that we can-
not handle the truth. In reality, we
do not want to handle the truth.
Women refuse to see that their hus-
band is cheating committing
adultery, having an extramarital
affair. Many spouses live with a lie
until the truth hits them in the face.
When what was done in the dark
comes to the light, the couple needs
to seek counseling. If your husband
is not willing to get outside inter-


vention for help with his issues and
the sake of the marriage, I would
encourage you to schedule a few
sessions for yourself to address the
many concerns, questions, and
emotions that will arise for you.
Although each man is responsi-
ble to God for his choices, there are
times when what a woman does or
does not do for her husband may
contribute to his behavior. My sis-
ters, I implore you to be keepers of
your home and to give your hus-
band something he can feel the
love of God. A man needs more
than just your physical body. The
things you have going on now will
be gone at some point in your life;
even your "Tina Turner legs" and
"Dolly Parton breasts" will limp
and sag. What a man most needs to
feel is unconditional, sacrificial
love. We all want to be with some-
one who makes us feel good about
ourselves.
Adultery is an indication that
something is wrong at a much
deeper level. When a man cheats, it
is not only against his wife, but he
has acted contrary to his con-
science. His heart has strayed away
from God. There is hope. Less than
two percent of the married men
who cheat ever actually leave their
wives. Adultery does not have to
lead to divorce. Couples can recov-
er after an affair.
UCOM to Observe
"29 Years of A Vision
in Faith" at 29th
MLK Memorial
The United Community Outreach
Ministry (UCOM) will observe
their "29 Years of A Vision in
Faith" in conjunction with the 23rd
Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Birthday Banquet
Dinner. The Banquet will be held at
6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 12,
2008. The San Jose Church of
Christ, 6233 San Jose Blvd. is the
host church. To reserve your
seat, contact Nathaniel Washington
Sr., at 765-2316.


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Pastor Garry & Kim Wiggins


ASSEMBLY OF GOD


Central Campus
(1-10 & Lane Avenue)
8:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

January 13th
Healing & Deliverance Service 6:00p.m.
It's time to take back
what the enemy has stolen
It's a New Season


Pastor Cecil & Pauline Wiggins


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Pregnancy and Hair:
Myth vs. Fact Unveiled


You know what's always puz-
zled me, how these crazy wives
tails keep getting passed down
from generation to generation.
And it seems like the most popu-
lar ones are about pregnancy.
Maybe it's because the entire
experience is such a mystifying
thing people feel the need to
makeup stories to justify what
they are going through.
Now don't get me wrong, these
wives tails and folklore can be
fun and once in a blue moon you
might find a smidgen of truth in
one, but for the most part they are
100% false! Myths such as car-
rying your baby high means
you're going to have a boy. Or
getting your hair relaxed before
giving birth will ensure that the
baby's hair will be straight. Then
there is the one I even feel for as
a young mother; if you have
heartburn a lot during pregnancy
the baby will have a head full of
hair. I know some of these are
pretty funny and I'm sure all of us
have given a few of these a sec-
ond thought. But it's important to
get the facts about any issue
before you act on it especially an
issue as important as this.
Here's what I know to be true
when it comes to myths about
hair care during pregnancy. First,
listen to your doctor. So what if
your great aunt hasn't steered you
wrong before, there is a reason
why doctors went to school for all
those years so listen to what they
are saying. When you're preg-
nant your hormones are doing all
kinds of crazy things. Some
women experience faster hair
growth, but on the flip side I've
seen some women loose hair.
Either way don't go into instant
panic or start your praise dance if
this happens. Again, start by
checking with your physician to
see if your hormones are bal-
anced, if not there are things they


can prescribe to help. If you are
experiencing rapid hair growth,
check with your stylist, you
might need to get your ends
trimmed more often. Even during
pregnancy popper hair care is a
must.
Another myth that I hear often,
is that you shouldn't get a relaxer
during pregnancy. Few studies
have been done regarding hair
techniques and its effects on an
unborn fetus. But what I can tell
you is very little dye or chemicals
are absorbed into the skin. If you
are worried about using chemi-
cals during this time there are
ways to achieve looks without
making direct contact with your
scalp. Try highlights rather than
dying your hair, viola', same look
without the contact. But from
everything I've researched on the
subject it's probably safe. There
are a lot of good resources online,
check out www.webmd.com and
Nwww.revolutionhealth.com to see
for yourself. Again I stress that
you consult your doctor if you
have concerns. Ladies remember
the decisions you're making are
not just affecting you anymore.
You are responsible for another
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before trying anything new.
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When Ohio State and LSU faced
off in the BCS championship game
last week, some of the best on the
field will be black players.
Glenn Dorsey. Beanie Wells.
Kirston Pittman. Brian Robiskie.
Early Doucet. Vernon Gholston.
Then check out the sidelines.
They might as well put out a
"Whites Only" sign for the guys
running the teams.
College football is stuck in a time
warp, stubbornly hanging on to a
segregated system that largely
keeps minorities from landing the
top coaching jobs.
Oh sure, every school has at least
one or two black coaches on its
staff, but they are generally limited
to anonymous position jobs such as
running backs coach or secondary
coach spots that tend to have a
large number of minority players.
"Ever since I've been in coaching,
there's been that frustration ... of not
feeling like you can reach the pin-
nacle of your career in terms of
being a head coach," said LSU


assistant head coach Larry Porter.
With another hiring season nearly
complete, college football is left
with just six black coaches among
the 119 schools in the NCAA's top
division the same number as this
season.
Those sort of figures sound like
something out of the Jim Crow era,
not a year when a black man is
making a serious bid to become
president of the United States.
"Pathetic," said Richard
Lapchick, a sports sociologist at
Central Florida. "When I met Eddie
Robinson in 1997 to start work on
an autobiography with him, there
were eight African-American
coaches. When I spoke at his funer-
al this year, there were only six.
Eight was the all-time high, and
even then it was low. Now, it's even
more so."
The two BCS finalists mirror the
sport in general. Ohio State has a
white head coach, Jim Tressel, and
two white coordinators.
Same for LSU, which has Les


Kevin Sumlin, the only Black
man to be hired as a head coach
in 2008 at the Univ. of Houston.
Miles at head coach and white men
running both the offense and
defense.
While Porter has the important-
sounding title of assistant head
coach, his main responsibility is
coaching running backs. Gary
Crowton directs the offense, with


Miles getting the final say.
The Buckeyes and Tigers are
hardly alone.
Schools [laying in BCS bowls
were 10-for-10 when it came to
having white coaches, and just three
had coordinators of color.
One was Kevin Sumlin, the co-
offensive coordinator at Oklahoma
and the only black man to be hired
as a head coach for 2008. He took
over at Houston after Oklahoma's
loss to West Virginia in the Fiesta
Bowl.
Then there are guys such as
Porter and Georgia's highly regard-
ed recruiting coordinator, Rodney
Garner.
Between them, they have 28
years of coaching experience.
Between them, they have zero inter-
views for a top job.
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JANUARY
Otis Redding: From Macon to
Memphis An exhibit from the pri-
vate collection of Zelma Redding
Until 4/30/08, Stax Museum,
Memphis, TN, http://www.otisred-
ding.com
Color Purple US Tour
Until 3/9/08, Los Angeles, CA,
http://www.colorpurple.com
NBS Ski Mini-Summit
1/12/08-1/19/08, Breckenridge,
CO, http://www.nbs.org
Barbados Jazz Festival
1/14/08-1/20/08, Barbados,
www.barbadosjazzfestival.com
National African American
Student Leadership Conference
1/18/08-1/19/08, Holy Springs,
MS, http://www.naaslc.org
2nd Annual Winter Skifest 2008
1/18/08-1/21/08, Gatlinburg, TN,
http://www.winterskifest.com
Zora Neale Hurston Festival
1/24/08-2/3/08, Eatonville, FL,
http://zoranealehurstonfestival.com
Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues
Festival 1/22/08-1/26/08, Montego
Bay, Jamaica, http://www.airja-
maicajazzandblues.com
FEBRUARY
Gullah Celebration
2/1/08-2/29/08, Hilton Head, SC,
http://www.gullahcelebration.com
San Diego Brazil Carnaval
2/2/08, San Diego, CA,
http://www.brazilcamival.com
Mardi Gras 2/5/08, New Orleans,
http://www.mardigras.com
Bronner Brothers Hair Show
2/9/08-2/12/08, Atlanta, GA,
/www.bronnerbros.com/Show
Bay Area Black Comedy Festival
2/13/08-2/16/08, Oakland, CA,
www.blackcomedycompetition.com
Black Enterprise Women of
Power Summit 2/13/08-2/16/08,
Palm Springs, CA, www.blacken-
terprise.com/events/events. asp
National Black Fine Art Show
2/14/08-2/17/08, New York City,
NY, http://www.nationalblackfin-
eartshow.com
NBA All Star Jam Session
2/14/08-2/17/08, New Orleans, LA,
http://www.nba.com/jamsession
Tavis Smiley's State of Black
Union 2008 2/23/08, New Orleans,
LA, http://www.tavistalks.com


3rd Annual Heritage Gala
2/29/08; Hyatt Regency at Penn's
Landing; Philadelphia;
http://www.aampmuseum.org
MARCH
Debbi Morgan's Play on Tour:
"So What If My Ass Is Over
Fifty" 3/01/08; T. Rose
Entertainment 517-410-6492
Caribbean Arts and Crafts
Festival 3/7/08-3/12/08, British
Virgin Islands, www.caribbeanarti-
san.net/newfest.htm
Color Purple US Tour
3/11/08-3/23/08, Tempe, AZ,
http://www.colorpurple.com
National Society of Black
Engineers Annual Convention -
3/19/08-3/23/08, Orlando, FL,
www.nsbe.org
Color Purple US Tour 3/25/08-
4/13/08, Cleveland, OH,
http://www.colorpurple.com
Black Marriage Day
3/30/08, Various Cities,
http://www.blackmarriageday.com
APRIL
Black College Reunion
4/4/08-4/6/08, Daytona Beach, FL,
http://www.blackbeachweek.com
Color Purple US Tour
4/15/08-4/27/08, Cincinnati, OH,
http://www.colorpurple.com
National Forum for Black Public
Administrators (NFBPA)
4/19/08-4/23/08, Little Rock, AR,
http://www.nfbpa.org
Color Purple US Tour 4/29/08-
5/18/08, Baltimore, MD,
http://www.colorpurple.com
San Francisco International Film
Festival 4/24/08-5/8/08, San
Francisco, CA, http://www.sffs.org
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage
Festival 4/25/08-5/4/08, New
Orleans, LA, www.nojazzfest.com
MAY
St. Lucia Jazz Festival 5/2-11/08,
St. Lucia, www.stluciajazz.org
Memphis in May International
Festival 5/08, Memphis, TN,
http://www.memphisinmay.org
Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs
Conference 5/14/08-5/17/08,
Charlotte, NC, http://www.blacken-
terprise.com/events
Sweet Auburn Springfest
5/9/08-5/11/08, Atlanta, GA,
http://www.sweetaubum.com


JVC Jazz Festival 5/08, Miami
Beach, FL, http://www.festivalpro-
ductions.net/events.php
Color Purple US Tour 5/20/08-
6/1/08, Detroit, MI
Cancun Jumpoff 5/22/08-5/26/08,
Cancun, http://www.cancun-
jumpoff.com
Black Bike Week 5/08, Myrtle
Beach, SC, http://www.blackbeach-
week.com
Urban Beach Week 5/08, Miami,
FL, www.blackbeachweek.com
DanceAfrica2008 5/08, Brooklyn,
NY, http://www.bam.org
Chocolate Cancun Getaway 5/23
-5/27/08, Cancun, Mexico,
www.chocolatehedonismgetaway.com
Soul Siesta 5/23-27/08, Punta
Cana, Dominican Republic,
http://www.soulsiestaonline.com
Spoleto Festival 5/23/08-6/8/08,
Charleston, SC, www.spoletousa.org
Atlanta Jazz Festival 5/08,
Atlanta, GA,
www.atlantafestivals.com
Carnival 2008 5/08, San Francisco,
CA, http://www.camavalsf.com
Urban Financial Services
Coalition (UFSC) Conference
5/08, Location TBD,
http://www.ufscnet.org
Black Doll Collectors Convention
5/30/08-6/1/08, Mansfield, MA,
http://www.blackdollcollectors.com
JUNE
Color Purple US Tour 6/3/08-
6/15/08, Pittsburgh, PA,
http://www.colorpurple.com
Brooklyn International Film
Festival 6/08, Brooklyn, NY,
http://www.wbff.org/overview
Color Purple US Tour 6/17/08-
7/13/08, Philadelphia, PA,
http://www.colorpurple.com
Healdsburg Jazz Festival 6/08,
Healdsburg, CA, www.healdsburg-
jazzfestival.com
Hollywood Black Film Festival
6/08, Hollywood, CA,
http://www.hbff.org
American Dance Festival 6/08,
Durham, NC, http://americandance-
festival.org
Chicago Blues Festival 6/08,
Chicago, IL, www.877chicago.c6 in
Jamaica JumpOff 6/08, Runway


Bay, Jamaica,
jumpoff.com


http://www.jamaica-


Caribbean Week 6/08, New York
City, NY, http://www.caribbean-
weekny.com
San Francisco Black Film
Festival 6/08, San Francisco, CA,
http://www.sfbff.org
Ocho Rios Jazz Festival
6/08, Ocho Rios, Jamaica,
http://www.ochoriosjazz.com
South Beach Film Fest 6/08,
Miami (South Beach), FL,
www.mbuta.com/filmfestival.html
Jubilee Jam 6/08, Jackson, MS,
http://www.jubileejam.com
Juneteenth Festival and Juried
Art Show 6/08, Gainesville, FL,
http://www.JFestCentral.com
Playboy Jazz Festival 6/08, Los
Angeles, CA, http://www.festival-
productions.net/events.php
JVC Jazz Festival 6/08, New York
City, NY, http://www.festivalpro-
ductions.net/events.php
National Association of Black
Accountants (NABA) Annual
Convention 6/08, Location TBD,
http://www.nabainc.org
Chocolate Hedonism Getaway
6/08, Negril, Jamaica,
http://www.chocolatehedonismget-
away.com
Hampton Jazz Festival 6/08,
Hampton, VA, http://www.festival-
productions.net
Monterey Blues Festival 6/08,
Monterey, CA, http://www.mon-
tereyblues.com
DC Caribbean Carnival 6/08,
Washington DC, http://www.wash-
ington.org
BET Awards Show 6/08, Los
Angeles, CA, http://www.bet.com
FraserNet National Convention
6/08, Atlanta, GA,
www.frasemet.com
National Conference on Black
Philanthropy 6/08, Washington
DC, http://www.ncfbp.net
Summerfest 6/08, Milwaukee, WI,
http://www.summerfest.com
Ndaje Festival 6/08, Boston, MA,
www.papendiaye.com/ndajefestival
Taste of Chicago 6/08, Chicago,
IL, http://www.cityofchicago.org
Fillmore Street Jazz Festival 6/08,
San Francisco, CA, http://wwwifill-
morestreetj azzfest.com
Montreal Jazz Festival 6/08,
Montreal, Canada, www.montreal-
jazzfest.com


GreekFest 2008 6/08, Long Island,
NY, http://www.greekfest.com
JULY
African/Caribbean International
Festival of Life 7/08, Chicago, IL,
http://www.festivaloflife.com
Waterfront Blues Festival 7/08,
Portland, OR,
waterfrontbluesfest.com
Essence Music Festival 7/08, New
Orleans, LA, www.essence.com
Houston CaribFest 7/08, Houston,
TX, www.houstoncaribfest.com
Bill Pickett Rodeo 7/08, Hayward,
CA, www.billpickettrodeo.com
NAACP Convention 7/12,
Cincinatti, Ohio www.naacp.org
Color Purple US Tour 7/15/08-
8/3/08, Atlanta, GA,
http://www.colorpurple.com
Caribana 7/08-8/08, Toronto,
Canada, www.caribanafestival.com
Bill Pickett Rodeo 7/08,
Bakersfield, CA, www.billpicket-
trodeo.com
Indiana Black Expo 7/08,
Indianapolis, IN, http://www.indi-
anablackexpo.com
Bill Pickett Rodeo 7/08, Los
Angeles, CA, www.billpicket-
trodeo.com
Reggae Sumfest 7/08, Montego
Bay, Jamaica, http://www.reggae-
sumfest.com
National Black Arts Festival 7/08,
Atlanta, GA, http://www.nbaf.org
JVC Jazz Festival 7/08, Chicago,
IL, http://www.festivalproduc-
tions.net/events.php
JVC Jazz Festival 7/08,
Rotterdam, Netherlands,
http://www.festivalproductions.net/
events.php
National Association of Blacks in
Criminal Justice 7/08, Location
TBD, http://www.nabcj.org
National Black Nurses
Association (NBNA) Annual
Convention 7/08, Location TBD,
http://www.nbna.org
National Urban League
Conference 7/30, Orlando, FL,
http://www.nul.org
Annual Party in Palm Springs
Summer Splash 7/08, Palm
S-ifprigs, CA;www.pjP4inco-' mi...-
National Bar Association Annual
Convention 7/08, Houston, TX
www.nationalbar.org


National Black Theater Festival
7/08, Winston-Salem, NC,
http://www.nbtf.org
Berkeley Jazz Festival
7/08, Berkeley, CA, www.berkeley-
jazzfestival.com
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Annual Convention 7/17 Kansas
City, MO, www.alphaphialpha.net
AUGUST
Caribana 8/08, Toronto, Canada,
http://www.caribanafestival.com
Satchmo Summerfest 8/08, New
Orleans, LA, www.frenchquarter-
festivals.org
African World Festival 8/08,
Milwaukee, WI, www.african-
worldfestival-milwaukee.com
Annual Black Boaters Summit
8/01-10, British and U.S. Virgin
Islands, www.honeyletstravel.com
Newport Folk Festival 8/08,
Newport, RI, www.festivalproduc-
tions.net/events.php
Umoja Family Festival 8/08,
Seattle, WA, http://www.umojafam-
ilyfest.com
Houston International Jazz
Festival 8/08, Houston, TX,
http://www.jazzeducation.org
Ebony Black Family Reunion
Tour 8/08, Chicago, IL,
http://www.ebonyblackfamilyre-
uniontour.com
Martha's Vineyard African
American Film Festival
8/08, Vineyard Haven and Oak
Bluff, http://www.mvaaff.com
National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ) Annual
Convention 8/08, Las Vegas, NV
www.nabj.org
JVC Jazz Festival 8/08, Newport,
RI, http://www.festivalproduc-
tions.net
Long Beach Jazz Festival 8/08,
Long Beach, CA, http://www.long-
beachjazzfestival.com
Watts Summer Festival 8/08,
Watts, CA, wattsfestival.org
Ebony Black Family Reunion
Tour 8/08, Memphis, TN,
www.ebonyblackfamilyreunion-
tour.com
National Black Police Association
7.Aiiuiia Coiiventioii 8/08,
www.blackpolice.org
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Ringing in a Debt-Free 2008: Eight Ways to Get

Out of Debt and Start Saving for the New Year


The year flew by and bef6', wNc
know it, we will be ringing in 200S,
As the confetti fell and you took a
few sips of the bubbly, w\\hat did you
look forward to in the Ne\ Y\eur?
Buying your first home'' Sending
your last kid off to college' Or
obsessing over an ever-growing
mountain of debt" If that last one
elicits a nod, we may have hit on
what should have topped your reso-
lutions list-chipping away at that
mountain. It may feel like
"Resolution Impossible," but if you
with a little advice, you'll remember
'08 as the year you finally took con-
trol of your financial future.
If you have credit card debt or
auto loans, take some solace in the
fact that you're far from alone and
that many others have overcome
these hurdles. But, being in the
majority doesn't make these habits
healthy. Consumer debt is not okay.
It can damage your personal rela-
tionships and mental well-being not
to mention the stability of your
financial future.
Here are a few tips that will help
improve your financial health.
Partake in a little self-reflec-
tion. A misaligned mindset toward
spending and shopping-compulsive
or otherwise-can severely affect
your financial and personal well-
being. If you think you might have
a problem with shopping or spend-
ing, there are several questions you
should ask yourself: Do I feel
guilty about shopping? Is my shop-
ping causing financial trouble? Is
my shopping, spending, and accu-
mulated debt leading to feelings of
helplessness, anger, confusion, fear,
or depression? Does the act of
shopping and the accompanying
interaction with salespeople give
me a feeling of worth, importance,
and control?
Make a plan and stick to it. The
reason so many New Year's resolu-
tions fail is because we simply state
the thing we want to improve on
and then never create a plan for
helping us get from point A to point
B. Most people don't like to plan,


unless we're talking about some-
thing really fun, like a vacation. But
actually, planning for your financial
future is a little like planning a
vacation. You're organizing your
money and time so that you get to
do all the great things you want
when you get there. Look at it that
way and you might actually enjoy
the process.
Get rid of your four-wheeled
debt. Too many people define
necessities by what those around
them have. A new $30,000 car is
not a necessity, although some peo-
ple try to make it one by saying, "I
need a way to get to work." Guess
what? There are plenty of far less
expensive used cars out there that
will also make it to your office! If
you take out an auto loan to buy a
car that you really can't afford, and
you take a similar approach with
other consumer items you don't
truly need, you're going to have
great difficulty saving money and
accomplishing your goals.
Moreover, you'll probably feel
stressed all the time-which is a poor
trade-off for the (short-lived) "new
car smell."
Start making your purchases
based on need, not emotion. It can
be easy to give in to all of those
advertisements telling us how much
we "need" that new car, expensive
gym membership, or trendy outfit.
Marketers play on insecurities,
fears, and guilt and suggest that you
can feel better about yourself by
buying their products. You won't be
able to overcome spending and con-
sumer debt until you recognize
these pressures and how they cor-
rupt your buying decisions.
Research before you enter the
stores. Prior to going shopping for
necessities that aren't everyday pur-
chases-say, a new refrigerator-do
some research first. (Consumer
Reports is a good source.) Your
research will help you identify
brands, models, and so on that are
good values. You don't want to
make an expensive mistake.
Watch your food budget. Dine


POWER NETWORKING MINUTE
Networking: A Powerful Chain of Human Excellence
As we reach out to create a global network linking all people of the
African Diaspora, from Africa to South America, from North America
to the Caribbean, over time, millions more must and will join us in this
powerful chain of human excellence.
But those of us who network are the models, we are the beacons of
hope, the ones chosen to carry the legacy of our once-great civilization.
From the chains of slavery and a psychological holocaust endured by
few cultures in the history of humankind, we are rising once again.
In the words of the acclaimed poet Maya Angelou: "You may crush me
down like ashes, but still again I rise."
We have come from our bellies as we lay wedged into slave ships; then
risen to our knees as we scrubbed floors to feed our children; then
moved from the crouch of the invisible to, finally, the winning stance of
Martin's Nobel Prize acceptance speech, fully risen.
This is not an individual task; it is a collective one. Therefore, we must
think through and act upon our agenda; our resources and personal
achievement must be translated into improvING the human condition.
Our thinking and values must embrace the Afrocentric principles of
cooperation, not competition; community, not just the individual. To
achieve this, we must reach out to one another and build a new Urban
Village where the bridges to those less fortunate are crossed in greater
numbers by those of us who have so much to give.
Yes, your network, our network, are all part of the new Underground
Railroad quietly moving information and resources into the right places,
like the king stalking the chessboard looking for the "checkmate."
Bottom Line: We are dreamers and we are doers, but we must not be
lulled to sleep by our progress. We must be diligent as we build and
grow.



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out less and keep stock of the gro-
ceries you already have. Learn to
cook if you don't know how. "Try to
keep a healthy inventory of gro-
ceries at home. This will minimize
trips to the store and the need to
impulsively dine out because your
cupboard is bare. Try to do most of
your shopping through discount
warehouse-type stores, which offer
low prices for buying in bulk, or
grocery stores that offer bulk pur-
chases. Saving on the amount you
spend on food will help you put
more money toward paying off
your debt and eventually setting
money aside for investments."
Become more energy efficient.
Check out opportunities to make
your home more energy efficient.
Adding insulation and weather-
stripping, installing water-saving
devices, and reducing use of electri-
cal appliances can pay for them-
selves in short order. Many utility
companies will even do a free ener-
gy review or audit of your home
and suggest money-saving ideas.
Watch what you are paying for
insurance. Many people overspend
on insurance by carrying coverage
that's unnecessary or that covers
small potential losses. Coverage of
small losses, such as $100 or $200,
is not useful for most people since
such a loss wouldn't be a financial
catastrophe.
It won't be easy getting out of
debt, and it's certainly not some-
thing you will be able to achieve
overnight. Like losing weight, it's
something that takes constant dedi-
cation but has a great payoff in the
end. Whenever you lose focus or
feel like giving in, just think about
the wonderful benefits of financial
well-being
Best of all is the peace of mind
you'll feel. Debt is emotionally
crippling. It's a prison of your own
making. Getting out of debt is your
ticket to true freedom, and that's a
great gift to give yourself and your


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California, will discuss "How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary
Liars" at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the University Center Banquet
Hall on the University of North Florida campus. For more than 20 years,
DePaulo has studied the communication of deception, researching and
writing about liars and their lies. She is the author of more than 100 pub-
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What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene


Movies in the Park at
Clanzel Brown Cntr.
Jacksonville families are invited to
their neighborhood community cen-
ter to enjoy the film "Shrek 2"
(rated PG) at JaxParks' Movies in
the Park. The next movie will be on
Friday, Jan. 11th from 6-10 p.m at
the Clanzel T. Brown Community
Center, 4575 Moncrief Road. For
more information call 630-CITY or
visit www.jaxparks.com.

MLK Bowl a Thon
The MLK Memorial Foundation
will sponsor a Bowl-a-thon on
Saturday, January 12th from 1 3
p.m. The charity event's proceeds
will benefit the King Holiday
Parade, MLK Celebration In The
Park, MLK Youth Breakfast and
MLK Scholarship Fund. It will be
held at the King Pins Bowling Lane
at The Potter's House. For more
information, call 607-8358 or visit
mlkfdnorg@att.net.

EWC Alumni Ass.
January Meeting
The next meeting of the Edward
Waters College Alumni Association
is Thursday, January 13th at 6:30
p.m. in the Assessment Center.
Please remember to bring your non-
perishable food item to the meeting.

UNF Women's Center
"Feminist Art" Event
The UNF Women's Center and the
University Gallery will host a lec-
ture on "Feminist Art and Feminist
Aesthetics," presented by Dr. David
Fenner, dean of The Graduate
School, on Thursday, Jan.17, at 11
a.m. in the University Gallery on
campus. This event is free and open
to the public. Fenner will present a
variety of images that connect to or
illustrate feminist art and will con-
clude with a discussion of feminist
aesthetics. For more information
about the lecture, contact DeeAnne
Crookham at (904) 620-2528 or by
e-mail at d.crookham@unf.edu.

Jax Children's
Chorus Auditions
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus (jaxchildrenschorus.com) is
holding spring semester auditions
for children grades 2-5 on
Thursday, January 17th at
Southside United Methodist Church
from 4 5 p.m. The church is locat-
ed at 3120 Hendricks Ave. To
schedule call 346-1636.

EWC Alumni Kings
Road Clean-Up
The Alumni Association, in part-
nership with the Student Affairs
office of Edward Waters College,
would like to invite you to partici-
pate in the first monthly clean-up
campaign of the Adopt-A-Highway
project. The activity is scheduled
January 19, 2008, 9:00a.m. to
11:00 a.m. We will be cleaning our
adopted highway, Kings Road,
from the Main Post Office to
Division Street. Please come out
and help us make a positive change
in our neighborhood.

Genealogical Meeting
The Jacksonville Genealogical
Society will hold their regular
monthly meeting, January 19,
2008, at 1:30 p.m., at the Webb-


Wesconnett Branch Library, 6887
103rd Street. The speaker will be
Dr. Carolyn Williams, Professor of
History at UNF. She will discuss
African-American History and
Genealogy; From Slavery to
Freedom; African-American
Migration from Fort George
Island to Jacksonville, 1870-
1910." For additional info, contact
Mary Chauncey at 781-9300.

Comedian Katt
Williams in Concert
Funny man Katt Williams and
Friends will be in concert on
Saturday, January 19th at the
Florida Theater. You have seen him
In the Next Friday series and his
own HBO special. For tickets, call
Ticketmaster at 353-3309.

Participate in the
King Holiday Parade
The community is invited to par-
ticipate in the annual parade honor-
ing the memory of the late civil
rights leader. For details, contact
Brother Andre X at 768-2778.

Old Timers Flag
Football Reunion
The Old Timers are back and are
presenting their annual football
reunion honoring Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. The Reunion will be held
on Monday, January 21st from 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lonnie Miller
Park. There will be no game this
year but festivities will include a
cookout and music by DJ Roach.
Everyone should bring their own
food and grillz. All kids eat free.

50th Annual Ebony
Fashion Fair
The 50th Annual Ebony Fashion
Fair, featuring the best of the best in
fashions from the nation's top
designers hosted by Alpha Jax
Foundation, Inc.to benefit the com-
munity projects of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc. will be held on
Friday, January 25th at the
Florida Theatre, 128 E Forsyth
Street. For more info, call 998-9183
or email myraann@aol.com.

Men in Black
January Jam
The Men in Black are sponsoring
their 2nd Annual 'January Jam' on
Saturday, January 26, 2008, at the
Scottish Rite Masonic Cathedral.
Located on 29 W 6th St. comer of
Main St. The Doors will open at 8
pm and close 'round midnight.
There will be door prizes, dinner
and dancing! For more information,
call 904-226-0405.


Train to be a
Hospice Volunteer
The Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will host
Volunteer Training during a three-
day session starting on Tuesday,
January 29-31 from 9 a.m. 5
p.m. It will end at various times
daily. Training will be held at the
Sanctuary at Mount Calvary 4751
Walgreen Road. Volunteer oppor-
tunities range from administrative
tasks such as greeting visitors at our
inpatient centers to direct patient
care services like visiting patients
and providing respite for care-
givers. For more information call
904-407-7064 for information and
to register by Friday, January 25.


FCCJ Artist Series
Presents A Kids Life
FCCJ Artist Series will present "A
Kid's Life" a heart warming, musi-
cal filled with upbeat music, daz-
zling dance and adorable charac-
ters. The play is about Zack, an
adorable 5 year old boy and his
beloved golden retriever and best
friend, Starsky. Over the course of
the day, Zack and Zoe encounter
many new friends. It will be for one
night only on Tuesday, January
29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilson
Center for the Arts. For tickets or
more information call 632-3373.

Master Magician
David Copperfield
Master Magician David
Copperfield will present An
Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion
on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 for
two shows at 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. at
the Times-Union Center, Moran
Theater. Call the FCCJ Artist Series
for tickets at 632-3373.

Planning ahead for Spring
Plant Propagation
Made Easy
On Thursday, January 31st,
there will be a free plant propaga-
tion workshop from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.
at the West Branch Library, 1425
Chaffee Road South. Staffers from
the Duval County Extension Office
will host the workshop on how to


take cuttings of your favorite plants
or your Mother's heirloom plants
and propagate your own. There
will be a hands-on activity on how
to make seed pots to start your
spring garden. This is a free pro-
gram, but registration is required.
Call 387-8850 to register.

PRIDE Book
Club Meeting
The February PRIDE book club
meeting will be held on Friday
February 1, 2008 at the home of
Marie Carter. The book for discus-
sion will be HOW TO DUCK A
SUCKAH: A Guide to Living a
Drama-Free Life by Big Boom.
Dinner will be provided. For more
information, call 389-8417.

Kingsley Plantation
Heritage Celebration
The public is invited to join the
tenth annual Kingsley Heritage
Celebration each Saturday in
February from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for
a special afternoon event. One of
the highlights of the event series
will be a descendants' reunion on


February 23, 2008, which is free
and open to the public.
Presentations will offer unique
insight into both the lives of the
enslaved who toiled on Fort George
Island as well the lives of the
owner's families, including the
Kingsley family. For more infor-
mation, call 904-251-3531.

EWC Alumni Host
"I Love EWC"
Valentine's Gala
Calling all Tiger alums and
friends! The Edward Waters
College Alumni Association is
sponsoring the first annual "I Love
EWC" Valentine's Gala on Friday,
February 8, 2008 from 8:30pm -
1:30am at "The Place," located at
1748 S. Main Street, at the intersec-
tion of 8th and Main Streets, next
door to Carl's Main. Street
Restaurant. Attire is business casu-
al, and red-and-white. Tickets may
be picked up from EWC alumni, at
the EWC Alumni Affairs Office,
Call 470-8252, 766-3056, or email
slpowell@ewc.edu for more infor-
mation.


Mocha Moms of Jax Support Meeting
Mocha Moms of Jacksonville is a group offering monthly support meet-
ings, chapter community service projects, and mom's night outs. The group
meets every Monday from 10am 11:3 Oam at Bumett Park's Community
Center, located at 3740 Burnett Park Rd. To join the Jacksonville Chapter
of Moca Moms, visit www.mocamoms.org and complete the registration
form. All are welcome.


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Jacksonville's Most Photogenic
Baby Contest Photo Shoot
The Children's Miracle Network will raise
funds to benefit it's pediatric programs at Shands
Jacksonville and Wolfson Children's Hospital
with the upcoming Most Photogenic Baby Photo
Contest. The contest is issuing an open call to all
of the adorable, cute, precious little ones. Parents
can enter their baby at the Orange Park Mall
Friday, January 10 Sunday, January 13, 10:00am
and 7:00pm (Sunday 12:00 5:00p.m.) Guidelines
are: Infants thru 5 year olds; Parents can enter by bringing their baby to
this professional modeling photo shoot; 35.00 entry fee; NO ADDI-
TIONAL COST AND PARENTS GET TO KEEP THE PICTURES;
Voting on the photographs will be open to the public. Vote tickets are
50 cents each. For more information call 202-2369 or email
lauren.andry@bmcjax.com


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MARLON WAYANS RECRUITED FOR 'G..I. JOE
Actor joins cast of Paramount action flick
Actor Marion Wayans, who has made hoialineis
in recent weeks for secu ing a tios inti aid otel
evision projects with his l'amous brothers liShawn
and Keenen Ivory, has signed on to star in the
upcoming live action tiln "G.l Joe." reports
Variety.
The Paramount film, based on the popular line of
military-themied toys created by Hlasbro, will be
set 10 years in the future.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is currently in talks to play the best friend of
field commander Duke Hauser, who is generally regarded by fans as the
GI.Joe unit's poster boy because he is usually the most identifiable char-
acter. The role of Hauser has not yet been cast.
Wayans will play Ripcord, the G.I. Joe unit's leader. As previously
reported, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje has already been cast in the proj-
ect along with Rachel Nichols, Sienna Miller and Said Taghmaoui.














PHARRELL, LOUIS VUITTON CREATE JEWELRY:
Rapper/producer launches collection with famous fashion house.
Kanye West may carry the nickname "Louis Vuitton Don," but Pharrell
Williams appears to be more worthy of the title.
Nearly three years after linking with LV to design a line of sunglasses,
the rapper/producer has re-teamed with the fashion house to launch a new
collection of fine jewelry called Blason.
Williams and designer Camille Miceli joined forces to create the Blason
line, which will include four separate themes, and feature yellow and
white gold, as well as diamonds, reports Allhiphop.com.
The jewelry pieces, ranging from $2,000 to over $600,000, will be intro-
duced during a private event in Paris on Jan. 21 with a worldwide launch
in Louis Vuitton stores this spring.
SCOTTIE PIPPEN WANTS TO COACH: Former Chicago
Bull says he's ready to lead in NBA or NCAA basketball
Scottie Pippen, who played in multiple championship
runs with the Chicago Bulls, says he'd like to give the
NBA another shot as a coach.
"My playing days are pretty much over, I've put my
time in," Pippen, 42, told a news conference. "I've
walked away from a few assistant jobs, but they just
haven't been the right situation for me. I hope to some day get back in the
game." When asked about head coaching, Pippen said: "That would
always be nice. It would be nice to start at the top...I am willing to do
whatever it takes, but some day, yes, I would like to be a head coach."


Porter said.
The Black Coaches and
Administrators association has led
the fight to bring more diversity to
the coaching ranks, yelling and
screaming about the low numbers,
getting the support of NCAA presi-
dent Myles Brand, but making little
real progress in changing the way
business is done.
The BCA is now threatening to file
a federal civil rights lawsuit, hoping
to do for black coaches what Title
IX did for women's athletics.
Lapchick has his own idea, pro-
posing an "Eddie Robinson Rule"
that would be similar to NFL guide-
lines requiring teams to interview at
least one minority candidate in
every coaching search.
The "Rooney Rule" has, certainly
worked well for the pros, who last
year had the first Super Bowl with
two black head coaches, Tony
Dungy of Indianapolis and Lovie
Smith of Chicago. The NFL ended


this regular season with seven black
head coaches among its 32 teams _
one more than the major college
ranks, even though there's only
about a fourth as many jobs.
Garner doesn't think such a rule
would be nearly as effective at the
college ranks, where so many more
people tend to be involved in the
hiring, and firing, of coaches.
Lapchick said he doubts there
will be any real progress until a
powerhouse program such as LSU
or Ohio State takes a chance on a
black coach. For the most part, the
only schools willing to hire minori-
ties have been those that are down
and out, setting them up for failure.
Just look at the rugged path taken
by the country's most prominent
black head coach, Sylvester Croom.
He first interviewed at his alma
mater, Alabama, after the abrupt fir-
ing of Mike Price. Even though
Croom met one of that school's
most important criteria (he played


for Bear Bryant), had more experi-
ence than the only other candidate
and, by all accounts, was much
more impressive in the interview
process, the job went to Mike
Shula, who, of course, is white.
Shula lasted only four years before
he was dumped, while Croom was
hired the next season by lowly
Mississippi State, becoming the
first black football coach in
Southeastern Conference history.
Croom struggled through his first
three years, winning only nine
games total, but the Bulldogs
improved to 8-5 this year, including
a Liberty Bowl triumph against
Central Florida.
Still, if anyone thought Croom's
success might lead to more oppor-
tunities, they were mistaken.
'" iouston, hardly onei the coun-
try's elite programs, was the only
school willing to hire a black coach.
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Coaches
continued from page 9
"You'd like to see a system where
everyone is judged on their own
merit," Garner said before the
Bulldogs defeated Hawaii in the
Sugar Bowl, held on the same field
where the national title will be
decided. "Do I think my resume is
comparable to some? Yeah, I do."
Yet, Garner continues to wait for
an opportunity that might never
come, at least under the current sys-
tem where influential boosters
nearly all of them rich white men _
have a major say in who runs the
football program.
It's the ultimate old boy's network,
with deals being hammered out at
whites-only country clubs or exclu- ,
sive golf courses.
"I don't know if there's a resistance
to hiring black coaches, but I do
know that people are more comfort-
able hiring people they know,"


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NCI Combating Crime Rate by Embracing Area Youth One Child at a Time


by Jacqueline Kern
As the homicide rate continues to
rise in Jacksonville, city officials,
religious leaders, communities, and
parents want change. The
Northside Community
Involvement, Incorporated (NCI) is
making a difference and changing
lives in an effort to combat the esca-
lating crime ratye. This non-profit
organization over the years has
developed, and implemented men-
toring programs that open a way of
life many children have never expe-
rienced, or even imagined.
The organization defines a men-
tor as a trusted guide, a coach, and
one who leads by example. A men-
tor transforms negative behaviors
into positive behaviors, and should
also be someone that cares for oth-
ers. Mentoring is also show and
tell. Not only does NCI tell chil-
dren and young adults about a bet-
ter way of life, but it shows and
prepares them for greatness.
Recently NCI mentors held an
essay contest offering a mentorship
with Larry Walter, Vice President of
Visit Jacksonville. The winners
would be part of his program,
Future Hospitality Executives, and
would give them a chance to learn
from various professionals in the
hospitality industry.
"I want young people to consid-
er this industry as more than cooks,
or maids. This field offers careers
in convention centers, state sales,


and marketing." said Walters.
The winners would also partici-
pate in NCI's 2nd Annual
Tournament of Unity (golf tourna-
ment). The interested participants
were students 10 to 18 years of age,
and had to write an essay on the
subject, What are the Benefits of
Being a Role Model or Mentor.
The golf program was designed to
show the diversity in the world and
how the students could have a role
in it as well
There were four lucky winners:
Genika Woods, John Jackson, and
Katy and Christian Outler (sister
and brother). Three of the four
winners participated in the golf
tournament, receiving golf lessons,
and golf equipment.
In an interview with each winner,
it was clear they all have strong
Christian beliefs, and are deter-
mined to succeed in life. Woods is
16 years-old, and attends Ribault
High School. Woods said, "Writing
the essay was not difficult and pre-
pares me for more writing assign-
ments." Her favorite subject is
math. She feels that regardless of
her chosen field, math is the foun-
dation that will open doors for her.
Jackson is a 14 years-old, student
at A. Phillip Randolph Middle
School. He is a history buff, who
enjoys reading. He has read thou-
sands of books, which average out
to be about 200 a year since he was
old enough to read. His favorite


careers through NCI's programs.
books are the Harry Potter series.
He plans to continue his education
and apply his reading skills, by
becoming a forensic specialist.
When asked what he enjoyed most
about the golf tournament he said,
"I was very grateful for the experi-
ence. Once I started to play, I start-
ed to like it."
Ten year old Christian Outler dis-
plays some pro golf techniques on


his first golf outing. (Look out
Tiger Woods). He attends Twin
Lakes Middle School and is a
straight 'A' student. Christian indi-
cated he never thought about play-
ing golf. He said, "I thought it was
boring just looking at it on televi-
sion, but I found out it is a hard
sport. It takes practice and skills,
along with learning how to read the
greens." Although he has not nailed


down a particular profession, he's
considering becoming a pharma-
cist, or dentist.
"Katy, was so excited to be one of
the winners of the essay contest
said her mother Cathy, and she was
really looking forward to participat-
ing in the golf tournament."
Unfortunately, on the day of the
tournament, Katy woke-up with
chipmunk cheeks, as a result of a


Lett to right John JacKson, Genika Woods, and Christian Uutler learning aiversityin sports ana new


root canal the day before and was
too ill to attend. "She was very dis-
appointed," her mother said. Katy
is 12 years-old and attends Twin
Lakes Middle School. She also
enjoys math, and plans to become
an anesthesiologist.
These well-mannered, outgoing,
Christians, are excellent examples
of their moral environment. They
are also products of NCI's out-reach
programs.
In an effort to put a fractured
community back together, NCI is
taking steps to provide children
with mentors who emulate a better
way of life. By doing this, NCI is
making a difference one life at a
time.
In addition to its after school pro-
grams, daycare center, computer
tutoring, golf program, and the
WIN summer camp program, (a
basketball camp for young men),
NCI is focusing on more scholastic,
and faith-based programs for the
future. This non-profit organiza-
tion realizes that the only way to
have less crime is to get back to
moral values in homes, in schools,
and in communities. Mentoring is a
moral responsibility handled by
responsible adults. These adults
can provide better options and alter-
natives, for our youth of today. In
return, they can make better choices
with their tomorrows.
Photos by Joel Rush


"Gangster" Obsession Doing More than Entertaining Public


Contiued from page 13
Five minutes of fame on TV and
in movies is enough glory for
young men thirsty for attention, no
matter how they achieve it, said
Fareed Thomas, who was recently
released from a California peniten-
tiary. The BET episodes showcase
the money and so-called good
times the gangsters enjoyed, but a
fraction of the time was spent on
how they went to jail, Thomas said.
Historically, American gangsters
have been European and portrayed
in films like "The Godfather,"
"Scarface," "Bugsy," "King of New
York," "Casino," "Gangs of New


York" and "Good Fellas."
The problem, said Mark, a L.A.-
based gang member, comes with
the BET series singling out Black
men and ignoring the criminal his-
tory of other gangsters.
"It is hypocritical to a point.If
BET just didn't do it as Black, that
would be one thing, but if you're
going to showcase one gangster,
then showcase them all. Do only
Black gangsters go to prison?" he
said.
Mark, not his real name, who
spoke to The Final Call on condi-
tion of anonymity, believes the
gangster image is perpetuated to


keep people coming to prison.
"They are creating jobs for their
people.We can't be mad at them for
marketing; but we can't fall into
their trap and become their com-
modity," he said.
Considered a "gangsta" in his
younger days, Mark pointed out the
difference between true gangsters
and youth who are gang mem-
bers."In these corporate buildings,
where they're laying down certain
structures, Bush and Cheney, that's
the real gangsters.Look at
Halliburton or how they took the
presidency, that was gangsterism
and they let you know they took it


and you can't do anything about it,"
he said.
"That movie was designed to
inspire youth to a gangster life. The
whole series on BET is designed to
inspire young, Black men to more
criminal conduct as though there
are no White gangsters.But this is a
focus on Black gangsters and they
are now calling you 'the American
Gangster,'" Min. Farrakhan said in
his Nov. 11 lecture. "How did you
get to be an American gangster
when you are not an American at
all?" asked Min. Louis Farrakhan
to recent audiences.
A 1930s probe of the regulation


of cinema titled, "Children,
Cinema and Censorship:From
Dracula to the Dead End Kids,"
indicates that concerns about media
impact to children were not much
different than today.When the
Great Depression caused American
cinema attendance to drop from
100 million to under 40 million,
studios began producing talking
movies to fill seats, without regard
for censors, reformers or moral
watchdogs.Protests forced changes
in regulation and shifts in power
between film makers, censors,
licensing authorities and others.
The advent of crime or gangster
films was denounced because of
their perceived impact on juvenile


delinquency. Despite evidence that
children mimicked the speech and
mannerism in the films, motivated
by money, Hollywood produced 78
gangster movies from 1930- 1933.
"These corporations that control
the media know very well that they
are sacrificing a whole generation
of youth when they come out and
they promote these movies with
these pathological behaviors," said
Rahman Shabazz, an environmen-
talist and concerned parent.
Shabazz said, if Blacks flexed
their billion dollar spending power,
stronger institutions which serve
their interests could be created and
BET and others could be brought to
serve the good of the community.


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