The Jacksonville free press ( May 29, 2008 )

xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID E20110315_AAAATP INGEST_TIME 2011-03-15T15:39:37Z PACKAGE UF00028305_00170
3699749 F20110315_AABIOJ 28305_00170_00008.jp2
129455 F20110315_AABIOK 28305_00170_00007.pro
9901 F20110315_AABIOL 28305_00170_00010.txt
3680121 F20110315_AABIOM 28305_00170_00001.jp2
88336424 F20110315_AABION 28305_00170_00001_archive.tif
30061036 F20110315_AABIOO 28305_00170_00012.tif
81171 F20110315_AABIOP 28305_00170_00010.QC.jpg
27668 F20110315_AABIOQ 28305_00170_00003thm.jpg
16196 F20110315_AABIOR UF00028305_00170.mets FULL
279312 F20110315_AABINA 28305_00170_00006.pro
3738304 F20110315_AABIOU 28305_00170_00006.jp2
89142 F20110315_AABINB 28305_00170_00009.QC.jpg
3692910 F20110315_AABIOV 28305_00170_00009.jp2
3686069 F20110315_AABINC 28305_00170_00011.jp2
547833 F20110315_AABIOW 28305_00170_00003.jpg
2182 F20110315_AABIND 28305_00170_00005.txt
585730 F20110315_AABIOX 28305_00170_00008.jpg
3756168 F20110315_AABINE 28305_00170_00012.jp2
2671 F20110315_AABIQA 28305_00170_00012.txt
565756 F20110315_AABIOY 28305_00170_00010.jpg
31334 F20110315_AABINF 28305_00170_00009thm.jpg
599669 F20110315_AABIOZ 28305_00170_00011.jpg
456704 F20110315_AABING 28305_00170_00004.jpg
328229 F20110315_AABINH 28305_00170_00005.jpg
3727131 F20110315_AABINI 28305_00170_00010.jp2
347314 F20110315_AABINJ 28305_00170_00002.jpg
12330 F20110315_AABINK 28305_00170_00009.txt
580242 F20110315_AABINL 28305_00170_00001.jpg
3689976 F20110315_AABINM 28305_00170_00005.jp2
1653 F20110315_AABINN 28305_00170_00002.txt
29790 F20110315_AABINO 28305_00170_00008thm.jpg
3690710 F20110315_AABINP 28305_00170_00004.jp2
3680712 F20110315_AABINQ 28305_00170_00002.jp2
10966 F20110315_AABINR 28305_00170_00006.txt
30314 F20110315_AABINS 28305_00170_00010thm.jpg
76493 F20110315_AABINT 28305_00170_00003.QC.jpg
470180 F20110315_AABINU 28305_00170_00007.jpg
88336144 F20110315_AABINV 28305_00170_00001.tif
88478900 F20110315_AABINW 28305_00170_00011.tif
29538752 F20110315_AABINX 28305_00170_00004_archive.tif
259005 F20110315_AABIPA 28305_00170_00012.jpg
3697245 F20110315_AABINY 28305_00170_00003.jp2
24053 F20110315_AABIPB 28305_00170_00002thm.jpg
29457648 F20110315_AABINZ 28305_00170_00002.tif
29817 F20110315_AABIPC 28305_00170_00004thm.jpg
23736 F20110315_AABIPD 28305_00170_00005thm.jpg
32543 F20110315_AABIPE 28305_00170_00007thm.jpg
36049 F20110315_AABIPF 28305_00170_00011thm.jpg
29556788 F20110315_AABIPG 28305_00170_00009.tif
300178 F20110315_AABIPH 28305_00170_00008.pro
90661 F20110315_AABIPI 28305_00170_00011.QC.jpg
35883 F20110315_AABIPJ 28305_00170_00002.pro
158935 F20110315_AABIMO 28305_00170_00011.pro
15257 F20110315_AABIPK 28305_00170_00003.txt
666627 F20110315_AABIMP 28305_00170_00009.jpg
8869 F20110315_AABIPL 28305_00170_00004.txt
29531640 F20110315_AABIMQ 28305_00170_00005.tif
81415 F20110315_AABIPM 28305_00170_00007.QC.jpg
10443 F20110315_AABIPN 28305_00170_00001.txt
52389 F20110315_AABIMR 28305_00170_00005.QC.jpg
88282 F20110315_AABIPO 28305_00170_00001.QC.jpg
3693788 F20110315_AABIMS 28305_00170_00007.jp2
48222 F20110315_AABIPP 28305_00170_00012.QC.jpg
29920268 F20110315_AABIMT 28305_00170_00006.tif
254515 F20110315_AABIPQ 28305_00170_00010.pro
29538776 F20110315_AABIMU 28305_00170_00004.tif
28711 F20110315_AABIPR UF00028305_00170.xml
222845 F20110315_AABIPS 28305_00170_00004.pro
33992 F20110315_AABIMV 28305_00170_00001thm.jpg
43689 F20110315_AABIPT 28305_00170_00005.pro
264868 F20110315_AABIMW 28305_00170_00001.pro
570441 F20110315_AABIMX 28305_00170_00006.jpg
29590100 F20110315_AABIOA 28305_00170_00003.tif
31509 F20110315_AABIMY 28305_00170_00006thm.jpg
29611104 F20110315_AABIPU 28305_00170_00008.tif
22920 F20110315_AABIOB 28305_00170_00012thm.jpg
331132 F20110315_AABIMZ 28305_00170_00009.pro
29830488 F20110315_AABIPV 28305_00170_00010.tif
85390 F20110315_AABIOC 28305_00170_00006.QC.jpg
29565412 F20110315_AABIPW 28305_00170_00007_archive.tif
54277 F20110315_AABIOD 28305_00170_00002.QC.jpg
5555 F20110315_AABIPX 28305_00170_00007.txt
385571 F20110315_AABIOE 28305_00170_00003.pro
12001 F20110315_AABIPY 28305_00170_00008.txt
29565692 F20110315_AABIOF 28305_00170_00007.tif
5886 F20110315_AABIPZ 28305_00170_00011.txt
77016 F20110315_AABIOG 28305_00170_00004.QC.jpg
82357 F20110315_AABIOH 28305_00170_00008.QC.jpg


Material Information

The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla
Creation Date:
May 29, 2008
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on optical disc from Ethnic newswatch.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 19095970
lccn - sn 95007355
issn - 1081-3349
System ID:

Related Items

Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press


Material Information

The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla
Creation Date:
May 29, 2008
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville


Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available on optical disc from Ethnic newswatch.
Additional Physical Form:
Also available by subscription via the World Wide Web.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 19095970
lccn - sn 95007355
issn - 1081-3349
System ID:

Related Items

Preceded by:
Jacksonville advocate-free press

This item has the following downloads:

Full Text

Could Your

Man Be

on the

Down Low?
Page 8

Club Baron

At 62 Years
Young, Jax
Men's Club Still
Stepping in Style
Page 11


9 or Hate P
S"' ] The Confederate

Flag Debate
Lives On
Page 4

Black Campers

| Recruit Cross

4 J Country Against
the Grain

of History

and Stereotypes
Page 9

Parent's Lawsuit Alleges
Racism in Alabama Schools
MONROEVILLE, AL The parents of nine black students at aAlabama
junior high school are suing the county school board, claiming their chil-
dren endure racial slurs and harsher punishment that White students.
The lawsuit against the Monroe County Board of Education,
Monroeville Junior High Principal Lana Wilson, County Superintendent
Dennis Mixon, and the five-member school board was originally filed
nine months ago but got new life when the American Civil Liberties
Union reintroduced the suit two weeks ago. According to ACLU, the
Blacks students have been called everything from the "N"-word to
"Black monkey"; according to their parents, classes are segregated, and
Blacks tracked into non-college courses.
Monroeville, about an hour and a half south of Montgomery, is the
hometown of author Harper Lee, who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird," a
book about racism in small-town Alabama in the 1930s.

Is There Trouble in Oprahland?
There appears to be a few tremors in Oprahland. The talk-show diva's
TV ratings are down, and according to critics, it's all because she decid-
ed to back Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama. Most of
Oprah's viewers are either White middle-aged women, who have put
their support behind Hillary, or Republican voters, according to The New
York Times. Shortly after Oprah announced she was backing Obama in
October, a Gallup Poll found that her "favorable" rating tanked to 66 per-
cent, from 74 percent in January 2007. Her "unfavorable" mark jumped
by more than half, from 17 percent to 26 percent. Robert Madden, a sen-
ior executive vice president at CBS Television Distribution, which over-
sees the syndication of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," said, "Ratings are
down just because there are other things people are doing."

Another Jackson in Congress?
CHICAGO, ILL With incumbent Congressman Bobby Rush battling
cancer, rumors are swirling in Chicago that he is being pressured to
resign his seat so that Sandi Jackson the wife of Representative Jesse
Jackson, Jr. may run for the seat in this November's elections.
Sandi Jackson is currently an Alderman on the Chicago City Council.
If Jackson runs and wins, she and her husband would be the first cou-
ple in Illinois history to represent two different dis-
tricts in the U.S. Congress.
In addition, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson main-
S4*' training his status as one of the nation's premier civil
rights leaders and both his son and daughter-in-law
holding seats in Congress, the Jackson's would be
the nation's most influential Black political family.
Cong. Rush has issued a statement saying he
expects to return to his full congressional duties
around mid-June In addition, several other Chicago politicians are said to
be interested in the seat.

Radio One Posts $18.3M Loss
Radio One, which last month acquired a social networking company to
expand its Internet presence, recently reported more losses from its radio-
dominated businesses.
Lanham, MD based Radio One Inc. reported a net loss in the first quar-
ter of $18.3 million. In the year ago period Radio One reported net
income of $744,000. In the fourth quarter of 2007 Radio One reported a
loss of $386 million.
Revenue in the latest period decreased 2 percent to $72.5 million ver-
sus the year-ago quarter. Radio One executives cited the decline in
national radio advertising for the decline.
"During the quarter we invested in new on-air talent for our syndicated
programs, notably Mo'Nique, and these investments should deliver future
ratings and revenue growth," said Alfred Liggins III, chief executive offi-
cer of Radio One, in a statement.
Radio One owns and operates 53 radio stations in 16 markets. Its sta-
tions primarily target African-American and urban listeners.

Republican Nominee John McCain
to Attend NAACP Convention
Washington What a difference a nomination makes.
Now that he's wrapped up the Republican nomination for president, Sen.
John McCain has decided to attend the annual convention of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Cincinnati in July.
A year ago when he was just one of a pack of GOP contenders, he turned
down the civil rights group's invitation.
McCain disclosed his plans in an interview with the African-American
publication Essence, which was released Tuesday. Asked how he might
reach out to the black community, McCain replied that he would "go to
places and venues that would allow me to continue a dialogue with the
African-American community. I will go to the NAACP convention."
McCain noted that he "talked about the need to include 'forgotten
Americans'" during a visit he recently made to the Edmund Pettus Bridge
in Selma, Ala., where Alabama state troopers and local sheriffs deputies
stormed and beat 800 blacks and whites marching for voting rights on
March 7, 1965.
All eight Democratic presidential candidates but only one of the 10
Republican candidates, Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, addressed the
NAACP's 98th annual convention in Detroit last July. NAACP
spokesman Richard Mclntire said all presidential candidates were invit-


Volume 22 No. 5 Jacksonville, Florida May 29 June 4, 2008

Smrfk ra %Copyrighted Material rd h% sa i

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers

Shown above is 1st Class Petty Officer Joseph Allen, Jr, ceremony
MC Kenneth Badger and Cee Cee Cox at his retirement festivities.
Memorial Day Weekend Culminates
Twenty Year Career of Joseph Allen Jr.
Joseph A. Allen, Jr. had a memorial Day to remember as he culminated
twenty years of service in the United States Navy. Held at Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church, family, friends and comrades paid tribute to his two
decade long career that allowed Allen to see the world. Now retired, he
plans to spend time with his wife, Glenda and three kids. R. Silve,: photo

Democrats to Tackle Florida,

Michigan Primary Debacle

When the Democratic Party voted
last year to exclude Michigan and
Florida from the presidential nomi-
nation process, hardly anyone
could have predicted it would come
back to haunt them. Now that the
party's battle between Barack
Obama and Hillary Clinton has
become the tightest race in recent
history, some Democrats worry that
a failure to bring the two states
back into the fold could spell trou-
ble in the general election regard-
less of who wins the nomination.
The Democratic National
Committee (DNC) Rules and
Bylaws Committee will hold a pub-
lic meeting Saturday to come up
with a solution for both states,
which flouted party rules by hold-
ing their primaries in January a
few weeks earlier than allowed.
The party last summer stripped
Florida and Michigan of their dele-
gates to the Democrats' August
presidential nominating conven-

tion, effectively voiding the states'
polls before they were even held.
But with Obama leading Clinton
by less than 200 delegates out of a
total 4,049 the voice of every state
has become crucial to the candi-
dates' chances. Cont. on page 3

Showing their support by manning their booth at Kuumba are
members of 40/8 Voiture 1604 Program. Seated: (L-R) Keith Toomes,
C.L. Richardson and H. Williams-Bey. Standing: William James,
Kayo Toombs andTheodore Green. KFPPPoto
Kuumba Fest Celebrated at Brentwood Park
The KUUMBA (Creativity) Festival kicked off its annual activities last
Friday with an open community discussion "When it Comes to Education-
-Does Race Still Matter?" The intimate session with the "powers that be"
brought questions and answers with community experts from local social
agencies, counseling, economists, educators, youth advocates, and School
Board Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. Other community activities
included an opening night Jam and the Saturday festival in Brentwood
Park complete with workshops, vendors and live entertainment.

King Legacy Finally Has an Heir

The first grandchild of slain U.S.
civil rights leader Martin Luther
King Jr. is a 7.5-pound girl named
Yolanda Renee King, the family
said in Atlanta.
Martin Luther King III's wife,
Arndrea Waters King. gave birth
Sunday, CNN reported.
"We are excited about our precious
gift from God and cannot express
how fortunate we feel to have our
beautiful baby girl, Martin Luther
King III said in a family statement.
"It is truly the happiest day of our
lives. I know my parents are smil-
ing down from heaven."

The girl has the first name io IK e
father's sister, Yoland.i DCnoe
King, who died last ye.ii
Martin Luther King III .v. I ma -
ried shortly after his nmo.lit
Coretta's death in Janu~ii otf 2.IIi(.
but the wedding was inot made
public until this year.
He was the first ofMat.un LuLther
King Junior's four children tIo
marry and the first to Iha.e a child
Shown right: Martin Luther
King III pushes his w ife. Arndrea
Waters King, and his daughter.
Yolanda Renee, out of No-rlhide
Hospital in Atlanta, (;a.



May 29-June 4, 2008

r j



r ,i
,;1 .,
'"' ''
I ~
,! ~
7''C''- ..

"Nothing tells people more

that you care about them, than

being able to provide living

wages and quality health care.

It is important for me to be able

to offer health insurance benefits

to our staff. I consider our

health insurance plan from Blue

Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

a necessary asset to doing

business, and it helps me retain

quality employees to support

the 11th Episcopal District."

Bishop McKinley Young

11th Episcopal District-

African Methodist Episcopal Church

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida

Member Since 2005

BlueCross BlueShield
of Florida
Ar. Ind..rpndenI Licer'see of Ire
BIlue Cross arna Blue Sniola Associallor.


" '":: ) .r/;""
.... r : .. ,'# % ; ... ... .. ,;.~.. ::,,l~ i
J~~. 1 -r,
.. -. .

FOr moreinformation about our health benefits plans, please call 996-9079 to speak


wit on ofouraent.
With one of our agents.



raget L iv13. rerry-s vree ruessJ

P nrwo Me irrv'rFri-t Prt-qEe


'; -~''"~


' 1''* : '

Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 3

19 1) 1917 2UQ6
at I-CJ lll.Er at 1-~. "Ai~d no" bid,~ lailkh. #oE.
F40nA Gld; Al.!hl T,, m, ht h
- e t%, l If't, .4 fqI of r'a is Lo"
:"-jJ ~~


Symposium to

Black Republican Clubs

of Florida to Hold

Summit in Jacksonville
The Florida Federation of Black Republican Clubs will
hold a State Summit Friday and Saturday, May 30 & 31st,
at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront. Membership of the 16
Florida Clubs are expected to attend. Topics of the
Summit will be Education, Faith and Moral Values,
Economic Opportunity, the Environment, Crime, and the
Justice System. Ometrias Deon Long, chair of the feder-
ation, served two terms as chairman of the St. Johns River
Water Management District Board states that he feels
good about the Summit's value and extends an invitation
to the community to attend.
Long says that "when preparing points for discussion
that he wanted to make sure that critical issues were
addressed at the summit and that issues to be discussed
will not only affect African Americans, but all Floridians,
irrespective of race or social, or economic status."

Shown above are (L-R) Santhea Hicks, Executive Director of The Willie Gary Classic, Tenetia Holloway,
Doretha Byers (parent chaperone), 5th grade Essay winner (Henry Kite Elementary School) Teyona Byers
and 8th grade Essay winner (Highlands Middle School) Auvion Berry at the King's tomb.
Willie Gary Classic Essay Winners View "Dream" First Hand

In celebration of their winning
essays created under the theme,
"How can we ensure that Dr. King's
dream becomes a reality?", local
students and their parents flew to
Atlanta, Ga. During the Memorial
Day Weekend to get a first hand

view of the King's dream, inspira-
tion and life's work.
While in Atlanta the students and
parents visited the National Park
Service Visitor Center, Historic
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Historic
Fire Station No. 6, the King Birth

Home, the King Center (Freedom
Hall) and the tombs of Dr. and Mrs.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
It was both students first trip to
the King Center and for Auvion it
was her first time on an airplane.

African-Americans Decline in Attaining Doctoral Degrees
"A college degree is a ticket to middle class life"- we eliminate educational doctorates
from the 2006 statistics, we find
Dr. Calvin Burnett, President Emeritus, Coppin State University that blacks earned only 4.8 percent
by Jayne Matthews 17 years. of all doctorates in fields other than
Dr. Burnett's words have proven Although African Americans have education.
to true for thousands of college made solid progress in doctoral Whites continue to be far more
graduates. For a small, but growing awards, much remains to be likely than blacks to earn doctorates
group of Africans Americans it was achieved. African Americans are in the natural sciences. In 2006,
the prestige of earning a doctoral nearly 13 percent of the U.S. popu- 13.1 percent of doctorates awarded
degree and the economic power to lation. Therefore, black doctoral to whites were in the physical sci-
enter the upper middle class, awards still amount to less than one ences. This is nearly triple the per-
However, after almost two half the level that would occur were centage for African Americans,
decades of uninterrupted progress, racial parity to prevail, which stood at 4.4 percent in 2006.

the number ot blacks receiving doc-
toral degrees has declined by 10
percent for two consecutive years.
According to a report recently pub-
lished in the Journal of Blacks in
Higher Education, blacks earned
7.1 percent of all doctorates award-
ed in the United States in 2004 and
6.2 percent in 2006. Here is an
excerpt from the article titled "Once
Again, a Decline in Doctoral
Degree Awards to African
Despite the setback of the past two
years, the overall progress in the
past two decades has been rock
solid. In 1987 only 787 African
Americans earned doctorates. This
year's total of 1,659 doctorates is
more than double the number
earned by African Americans in
1987. In 1990 the black share of all
doctoral awards was 3.6 percent.
That has now grown to 6.2 percent,
a showing of significant progress in
a relatively short period of time of

The bad news is that there contin-
ue to be wide differences among
blacks and whites in terms of the
academic fields in which they earn
doctorates. For instance, 36.5 per-
cent of all doctorates awarded to
African Americans in 2006 were in
the field of education. In contrast,
only 17.8 percent of doctorates
earned by whites were in this field.
Arthur Levine, president of the
Teachers College at Columbia
University, has proposed that Ed.D.
degrees be abolished and be
replaced with a master's degree in
educational administration. He
believes that people who aspire to
be school superintendents or col-
lege administrators are wasting
their time doing a research disserta-
tion on a topic that will have little
or no bearing on the job that they
plan to hold.
Should the Levine view prevail,
the black percentage of all doctoral
awards would fall dramatically. If

Jacksonville Obama Supporters Hit the Highwayy for Candidate
As the race for Florida votes heat up, Jacksonvillians have no problem putting their money and wheels where
their hearts are. Making the sojourn by bus to Orlando to see and hear Barack Obama are (L-R), Alicia Douglas,
Christine Fletcher, Lora Flourid, Mary Fairbanks and Rudene Francis. The contingency from Jacksonville raised
$31,000 for the campaign rally held in Maitland Florida, by each of the participants paying $250 or more to attend.

Florida Democratic Votes to be Discussed in Washington

Continued from front
By June 3, all 50 states and some
outlying US territories will have
Record turnout and high passions
throughout the five-month-old con-
test have left Democrats worried
that disenfranchising voters in
Florida and Michigan two of the
largest swing states in the US -
could leave the party in a weakened
position come November.
"We know the road to a
Democratic White House runs right
through Florida and Michigan. And
if we care about winning those
states in November, we need to
count your votes now," Clinton told
a southern Florida rally last week.
A Florida-Michigan solution is one
of Clinton's last hopes of wrestling
the Democratic nomination from
Obama, and the former first lady

has lobbied hard for the January
votes to be counted in full.
Clinton won Florida and
Michigan's primaries by wide mar-
gins, but neither candidate was
allowed to campaign in the states
and Obama's name did not appear
on licigL in's.." all~ t.
Oba.11.1' caiiipaign rejects the two
election results and has suggested
delegates should be split evenly.
In her arguments, Clinton has
often evoked the 2000 Florida
debacle that is still raw in many
Democrats minds. George W Bush
claimed the state and therefore the
presidency over Al Gore by a
mere 537 disputed votes.
With the nomination process going
down to the wire, the Democratic
Party for months argued over the
possibility of re-running both state's
contests in June or July. The talks

collapsed amid disputes over who
would be allowed to vote in the
repeat, and what type of contest
should be held.
Even if Clinton gets her way, and
the January votes are recognized,
Obama's overall delegate lead
means she has a steep uphill climb.
IBuf'he failure to reach a compro-
mise, for now, appears to be hurting
Obama's general election chances.
Early polling shows Obama trail-
ing presumptive Republican nomi-
nee John McCain by a wide margin
in Florida and a tight race in
Michigan, while Clinton handily
beats McCain in Florida.
Obama has been working to repair
that damage in the past couple of
weeks, campaigning in Florida for
the first time this year and holding
foreign policy speeches before its
large Cuban-American community

as well as Jewish groups.
The fine details of the US primary
system have rarely taken on such a
key role in an election, but they will
be at the centre of arguments at
Saturday's committee meeting.
Most presidential candidates are
settled by each part) \ell before the
end of the United States' long and
complicated nominating process.
McCain secured the Republican
Party's nomination in early March.
"I don't think that anybody fore-
saw a race that was this close, with
the excellent candidates that we
have," DNC chairman Howard
Dean said earlier this month.
With the final primary contests on
June 3, and Florida and Michigan's
current limbo hopefully settled by
then, Dean has said he hopes to
have a Democratic candidate in
place by the end of June.




RE: FY 2008 Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Allocation Grant

URBANIZED AREA: Jacksonville, Florida
RECIPIENT: Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is providing an opportunity for a
public hearing to consider its FY 2007/2008 Bus and Bus Facilities Program of Projects in which federal
funds are being requested from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Funding is generally available on
an 80/20 matching basis between federal, state, and local sources. The public is encouraged to comment on
any and all projects listed below.

Rolling Stock Earmark #306, 548
Paratransit Vehicles Earmark #107
Total Program of Projects:

Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writing before 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2008.
If a request is received by the stated time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public notified. This
notice will serve as the final notice. Mail requests to:

Public Hearing, Section 5309 Bus and Bus Facilities Allocation Grant
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203

These projects will be coordinated through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) of the First Coast
Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO) for the Jacksonville Urbanized Area. No business displace-
ments are expected to occur as a result of project implementation. These projects will have no substantial
harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely affect service levels to the elderly or disabled.
Details of the Program of Projects are posted in the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue through June 30,
2008 during normal business hours. This notice will constitute the final notice if no changes occur.

Kenneth R. Holton
Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Address Domestic Violence

The Edward Waters College Criminal Justice
Program, The Northeast Florida Community Action
Agency Inc., The Jacksonville Sheriffs
Department Domestic Violence Unit, and The
Florida Commission on Human Relations, will
present a Regional symposium: Domestic Violence
and Prevention, at Edward Waters College on
Friday and Saturday, June 20 & 21, 2008.
The symposium is open to domestic violence vic-
tims, professionals, correction, probation and
parole specialists or officers, educators, teachers,
law Students, court professionals, and the commu-
nity at large
The Symposium will begin with Plenary Sessions
from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and continue until 4:30 p.m.
This Symposium could prevent you from becoming
a victim, or victimizer, or help protect someone



RE: FY 2008 Section 5309 Fixed Guideway Modernization Grant

URBANIZED AREA: Jacksonville, Florida
RECIPIENT: Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is providing an opportunity for a
public hearing to consider its FY 2007/2008 Modernization Project in which federal funds are being request-
ed from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Funding is generally available on an 80/20 matching basis
between federal, state, and local sources. The public is encouraged to comment on any and all projects list-
ed below.

Facility/Guideway Upgrades: $ 488,568

Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writing before 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2008.
If a request is received by the stated time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public notified. This
notice will serve as the final notice. Mail requests to:

Public Hearing, Section 5309 Fixed Guideway Modernization Grant
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203

These projects will be coordinated through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) of the First Coast
Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO) for the Jacksonville Urbanized Area. No business displace-
ments are expected to occur as a result of project implementation. These projects will have no substantial
harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely affect service levels to the elderly or disabled.
Details of the Program of Projects are posted in the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue through June 26,
2008 during normal business hours. This notice will constitute the final notice if no changes occur.

Kenneth R. Holton
Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
Jacksonville Transportation Authority

May 29- June 4, 2008

May 29 June 4, 2008

Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press

Two recent images got me think-
ing about the Confederate flag, a
lingering issue that been around
for some time now. The first was a
few weeks ago when I saw an elect-
ed official on the front of a news-
paper wearing a shirt with a con-
federate flag on it.
The second came this weekend
when I visited a friend who lives in
a racially mixed neighborhood
where one of the homes at the
entrance of the community flies a
Confederate flag in the front yard.
Wow, is all I can say in both
The issue of the Confederate flag
is one that embodies the cultural
and racial gap that exists in this
country today. Those who fly the
flag or wear it on a hat or bumper
sticker consider themselves as sim-
ply proud Southerners I suppose.
Those of us who are bothered by
the notion of the Confederate flag
still has a place in American socie-
ty are proud Southerners as well,
but feel that the flag is symbolic of
everything still wrong in the South.
It also emphasizes there is still a
lack of racial understanding and
empathy in this country, but partic-
ularly the South.
There is a reason that Barack
Obama will most likely not win
one "Southern" state. It's an issue
that is closely related to the flying
of the confederate flag. It has to do
with both race and social ideolo-
Proponents argue that the Rebel
flag is simply a sign of Southern
pride. As the proud banner of
Southern nationalism, this crossed
ban of stars is supposed to repre-
sent the South's struggle against the

oppression from the North.
Sounds a bit ridiculous to me, but
some even go as far to say that the
Civil War was solely about state
right's not slavery.
The opponents of this grand
Southern crest say that it is a sign
of the legacy of hatred and racism
that was so openly endorsed in the
South. Over a century after the
flags creation, it remains at the cen-
ter of a cultural struggle between
old and new, tradition and change,
and heritage or hate.
For me it's very simple. The flag
sends a message that who ever flies
it or places a bumper sticker on
their vehicle is proud of its heritage
and proud of what it represents -
years of racism, lynching, segrega-
tion and those who feel that they
are a part of a superior race.
That's why when I saw
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson
pictured wearing a Confederate
Flag sweatshirt, I was so surprised.
Although she's an African
American Republican, I think that
she is the first black person I have
ever seen wearing a confederate
flag shirt.
But seeing her really reminded
me of the argument about the flags
The "Rebel" flag is a reminder of
the thousands of blacks that were
lynched, raped and brutally mur-
dered in the South. It's a symbol of
hate, ignorance and bigotry, which
dominated the landscape of the
Southern states.
I used the term "dominated" in
the past tense, but one has to ques-
tion how far we have truly come in
the South. During the 2004 presi-
dential election Howard Dean

made a negative comment about
voters with Confederate flags on
their pick up trucks and it set off an
anti-Dean movement throughout
the south.
Not that they were going to vote
for Dean anyway, but it shows how
embedded in the culture the flag
really is.
"The pride of Dixie," is what
some call it. But it wasn't until
1948 that the flag surfaced in con-
nection with the white-supremacist
political movement. Dixiecrats,
those Southern Democrats who left
their party in opposition to its
stance on civil rights, chose the flag
as its symbol. By the way, the
Dixiecrats are now the far right
wing of the Republican Party.
If those who claim that they fly
the flag because of "southern her-
itage" should read the Confederate
constitution that states, "The citi-
zens of each state shall be entitled
to all the privileges and immunities
of citizens in the several states, and
shall have the right of transit and
sojourn in any state of this
Confederacy, with their slaves and
other property; and the right of
property in said slaves shall not be
thereby impaired."
So it is extremely hard to sepa-
rate heritage from hate when the
"heritage" that flag supporters
speak of is deeply rooted in the
hatred and injustice of African
Those defenders of the Rebel
flag seem to have this pride and
chip-on-the-shoulder legacy of the
South's defeat by a Northern estab-
lishment that it rejected long before
the Civil War.
Another example of this racist

Southern "heritage" that some want
to hold on to can be found in
Confederate vice president
Alexander H. Stephens famous
Cornerstone speech in 1861 in
Savannah, Georgia.
Stephens said: "Our new govern-
ment is founded upon exactly the
opposite idea [in the U.S.
Constitution that all men are creat-
ed equal]; its foundations are laid,
its corner-stone rests upon the great
truth, that the Negro is not equal to
the white man; that slavery -subor-
dination to the superior race is his
natural and normal condition."
It still amazes me that some don't
quit understand why this flag, this
symbol of the past poses such a
problem to so many and certainly
not only African Americans, but a
large percentage of whites disagree
with the flying of the flag.
The Klu Klux Klan uses it and
numerous other white-hate groups
have adopted the flag. In fact,
these hate groups debate whether to
use the confederate or Nazi flag -
Wow! What a choice.
In an era where politics are deter-
mined by red and blue states, it is
obvious that the Southern red states
still share common mentalities
about race and culture. If you look
at a map of the red and blue states
from the past election and then
look at a map of those states that
succeeded from the union there is a
scary consistency.
But some would agree that we do
not have major race issues in this
country. If I were in front of a jury
I would simply rest my case.
Signing off from Good 01
Reggie Fullwood


Ditie nlf nteArcnA eia isoab egeFlwo





see Im -ho i

Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers


P.O. Box 43580
Jacksonville, FL 32203

Rita Perry


T ^'1^^ -Reginald
acksonville Dyrinda
ChambeCr or commerce : Guvton.

903 W. Edgewood Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
Email: JfreePress@aol.com

(904) 634-1993
Fax (904) 765-3803

Sylvia Perry

Managing Editor

The United State provides oppor-
tunities for free expression of ideas.
The Jacksonville Free Press has its
view, but others may differ.
Therefore, the Free Press ownership
reserves the right to publish views
and opinions by syndicated and
local columnist, professional writers
and other writers' which are solely
their own. Those views do not neces-
sarily reflect the policies and posi-
tions of the staff and management of
the Jacksonville Free Press.
Readers, are encouraged to write
letters to the editor commenting on
current events as well as what they
wouldlike to see included in the
paper. All letters must be type writ-
ten and signed and include a tele-
phone number and address. Please
address letters to the Editor, c/o
JFP, P.O. Box 43580 Jacksonville,

-l Yes, I'd like to
subscribe to the
SJacksonville Free Press!

. Enclosed is my
: check money order
/ for $35.50 to cover my
one year subscription.




P.O. BOX 43580, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32203

The Confederate Flag Still a Symbol of Racism in America

IBUTORS: Lynn Jones, Charles Griggs, Camilla Thompson,
I Fullwood, E.O.Huthcinson, William Reed, Andre X, Brenda Burwell,
Sapp, Marsha Oliver, Marretta Latimer, Phyllis Mack, Carlottra
Brenda Burwell, Rhonda Silver,Vickie Brown, Rahman Johnson,








- Y -..,



May 29 June 4, 2008 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 5

' ".. .

... -.. *,.-*..Tt-^r^?







: ': '

.'- .. '-. *...

-. - .

,.. -.. ,.

S.' -* -..,
*~ .r ' ,
- :
I .. -- .

: . . ,

I found better ways to manage my

business finances by talking with


What you love most about being a business owner probably isn't managing the day-to-day

finances. We understand. Fortunately, relief from these daily hassles is just a conversation

away. SunTrust offers a range of solutions proven to manage time, improve cash flow, and

protect your business against fraud. So now, you can put your focus where it belongs.

: Back on your business.

heIr...r, spI: Talk to a SunTrust Banker to find the right solutions for you. Call 866.442.1370
or visit us online at suntrust.com/solutions to receive your free copy of

S"The Business Owner's Playbook."


Seeing beyond money

Cash Management

Financing Solutions

Merchant Services


i,.nTru.t Bank Mpmhbr FDIC. 2008 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust and Seeing beyond money are federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc.

a-. 3

3. r : :: ' --~1~~VI;1:
..: :~~ i
' '
jrEl .C
;:1 1; 3 .r

1, :r :
"' '"3: '"
i.= f~ r.
'' '?
. d



-''. ~

d.! ~:

~ -~~
-i- '-




Page 6 Ms. Perry's Free Press May 29 June 4, 2008

1st Timothy Hosting Youth Camp Believers in Christ Christian Center Southside COGIC Annual

First Timothy Baptist Church, 12103 Biscayne Blvd., Frederick D.
Newbill, Pastor, will provide a Summer Haven for children 5-12 years of
age, at Camp First Timothy. Camp activities will include First Tee Golf,
Movies, MOSH, the Jacksonville Zoo, and much more. Registration is now
underway on a first come, first served, basis. For more information, please
call the Church Office at (904) 757-9878.

Dr. Juanita Parker to Speak at
Bethany Baptists' Saturday Fellowship
Dr. Juanita Parker, of St. Stephen AME Church, will be the speaker for
the 4th Saturday Fellowship at Bethany Baptist Church, 401 Stockton
Street. The community is invited to be a part of the powerful prayers, and
to enjoy Inspirational Music, and Great food for the Soul.
4th Saturday Fellowship will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 24th.

Pastor Paula White Book Signing
Pastor Paula White will sign her new book "You'll All That" at two loca-
tions on Sunday, June 1, 2008. The Gateway Book Store, 5238-22
Norwood Avenue, from 1 to 3 p.m. Information: (904) 765-9582.
At 5 p.m., Pastor Paula will sing her book at Abyssinia Missionary
Baptist Church, 10325 Interstate Center, Dr. Tom E. Diamond, Pastor.

The Hope Chapel Mass Choir & First
Baptist of Mandarin Choir in Concert
The Hope Chapel Mass Choir and Praise Dancers, Dr. Jeanetta C.
Holmes Vann, Founder and Pastor; and the First Baptist Church of
Mandarin Choir, Dr. Gary L. Williams, Pastor; and the Holy Church of the
Living God Revival Center Praise Team, will appear in a Gospel Musical at
5 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008.
The Gospel Musical will be presented at the Holy Church of the Living
God Revival Center, 1700 Frances Avenue, Atlantic Beach; Bishop Dr.
Percy Golden, Pastor.

Greater El Beth-el Divine Holiness
to Hold Annual Dual Day, June 8
The Greater El Beth-el Divine Holiness Church, located in Springfield,
across from the New Blodgett Homes, Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.,
Overseer/Pastor; and the members invite all to worship on their Annual
Dual Day, June 8, 2008, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson will be the guest speaker for the
women at the 11 a.m. Service.
Rev. Ray Terry will be the speaker for the men at the 4 pm. Service.
Refreshments will be served after service. For participation and more infor-
mation, call (904) 359-0661.

Founders Celebration to open June 18
"Obtaining the Promise" is the them of Believers in Christ Christian
Center's Founders Celebration when Bishop Clinton Lane, Shabach
Christian Center International Fellowship Church, will kick off the cele-
bration at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20th at the Highlands Elementary
Multiplex Building, 1000 DePaul Dr.
Dr. Barbara Mims, Pastor, New St. James Holy Family Church, will be
the speaker at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 20th at the Prime F. Osborn III
Convention Center, 1000 Water Street (Headquarters).
The Women's Conference will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday. Deborah A.
Bernard, Host Pastor; and Elder Myra Henry, of Zoe International; will be
the speakers for the morning session.
Pastor Ronald Walker, of Anointed Outreach Ministries, Vineland, New
Jersey, will be the speaker at the 7 p.m. service.
Host Pastor, Dr. Don Edward Bernard, will deliver the message at the 11
a.m. Sunday Morning.
Apostle I. L. Carter, Prophetic Anointed International Ministries, San
Antonio, Texas; will deliver the closing sermon at 6 p.m. at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center.
St. Philip's to Celebrate 126th
Anniversary and Founders' Month
Throughout June, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, corerr Pearl St. &
Union St.), will celebrate its 126th Anniversary and Founders' Month. A
special service will kick off the celebration at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 1st.
An African American Caribbean Festival will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
June 7th, at St. John's Cathedral, on Duval Street. The Annual Parish Outing
and Picnic will begin at the Crooked River Park at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June
8th. The activities continue with the UBE Father's Day Jazz Brunch at 12
p.m. on Sunday, June 15th, at Carl's Restaurant, corner Main & 8th Street.
The Youth Night Celebration will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, June 20th.
Saturday, June 21st will be a "Quiet Day of Meditation" beginning at 9
a.m.. A Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated by the Right Reverend
Laish Z. Boyd, Bishop Co-Adjustor of the Diocese of the Bahamas, Turks
and Caicos Islands, at 10 am. on Sunday, June 22nd.. A Memorial Service
will be held at 5 p.m. A Youth Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday,
June 29th. The community is invited to all services and activities during
this celebration.
***** NOTICE *****
Church news is published free of charge. Information must
be received in the Free Press offices no later than Monday,
at 5 p.m. of the week you want it to run. Information
received prior to the event date will be printed on a space
available basis until the date. Fax e-mail to 765-3803 or e-
mail to JFreePress@aol.com.

Youth Outdoor Festival, May 31
Southside Church of Go'd in Christ, 2179 Emerson Street (between
Phillips Highway and St. Augustine Road, where Bishop Edward Robinson
is pastor; will hold its Annual Youth Outdoor Festival this Saturday, May
31st from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be food and games for all ages. All youth are welcome.

"No More Silence" Rally, Sat., May 31
"Hurting Families with Children in Crime" is hosting a "No More
Silence! Stop the Violence!" Rally for families and their youth. It's an event
that you do not want to miss!
To make the rally more than a "come together" to prevent more crime,
will also be an event of entertainment and fun for the whole family. From
2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, there will be sack races, kickball, motor-
cycle rides, rappers and food for all. The event will be held at the Kendall
Court Apartments, 10535 Lem Turner Road. All families and children are
welcome, especially teens.

Aretha Franklin to Host Three

Day Revival in Detroit, MI

Franklin will
lead a "good
'ole church
revival" in her
hometown of
Detroit for the
77 W fourth consec-
utive year.
The 4th
Aretha Franklin Annual Church
Revival will be held Thursday, June
12 through Saturday, June 14th at
7:00 p.m. nightly at Greater
Emmanuel Institutional COGIC.
The three-night celebration of faith
will feature both local and national
Gospel vocalists and ministers.
In addition to Franklin's perform-
ance, other artists and ministers set
to participate in the event include
The Mighty Clouds of Joy, Vanessa
Bell Armstrong, Dorothy Norwood,
Vickie Winans, Twinkie Clark, Bill

Moss, Jr., Evangelist Sandra Riley,
Evangelist Esther Smith, Eddie
Franklin and Evangelist Ruby Terry.
Detroit ministers Rev. Edgar Vann
Jr. and Rev. Donald Parsons will
minister at the Revival.
The Greater Emmanuel Institutional
Church of God in Christ is located at
19190 Schaefer Highway at Seventh
Mile Road; Rev. J. Drew Sheard is
the senior pastor. The event is free,
open to the public and refreshments
will be served.
Franklin grew up in Detroit's
renowned New Bethel Baptist
Church under the direction of her
legendary father, Rev. C.L. Franklin.
Today she is known around the
world by her first name, Aretha and
has achieved global recognition on
an unprecedented scale.
Following the Revival, Aretha
will embark upon a summer tour.

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

Join Us for One of Our Services

Pastor Ernie Murray
Welcomes you!

Early Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
Ist Sunday 3:45 p.m.

Lord's Supper & Baptism
3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m.
**** ***
Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Noon Day Worship

Youth Church 7:00 p.m.

Th CuchTatRace U o o adOu o a

Baptis Churc

Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20

Pastor Landon Williams

8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Worship 7 p.m.
Radio Weekly Broadcast WCGL 1360 AM
Simday 2 PM 3 PM

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

Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor

Join us for our Weekly Services

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

Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 noon-1 p.m.

Dinner and Bible Study
at 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Come share In Holy Communio on 1st Sunday at 4:50 p.m.

Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Jr.
Senior Pastor

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

Grace and Peace

* * A Full Gospel Baptist Church * *

Sunday School
9 a.m.
Morning Worship
10 a.m.
Lord's Supper
Second Sunday
3:00 p.m.
Evening Worship
Every 3rd & 4th
4 :00 p.m.

A church

that's on the

move in

worship with

prayer, praise

and power!

Pastor Robert Lecount, Jr

School of Ministry Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday High Praise Worship 7:00 p.m.

2061 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville, Florida 32208
(904) 765-5683 Email:dccfmbc@yahoo.com

Page 6 Ms. Perry's Free Press

May 29 June 4, 2008

The doors of Macedonia are always open to you and your family. If we may be of any assistance
to you in your spiritual walk, please contact us at 764-9257 or via email at GreaterMac@ I


May 29 June 4. 2008 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 7

Registration Opens June 9-13 for

Bethel Baptist Summer High-school

Registration for summer interven-
tion high-school classes at Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church will be
open June 9 through June 12 from 9
a.m.-3 p.m., and June 13 from 9
a.m.-noon. Space is still available
for students in grades 9-12 needing
another opportunity to obtain pass-
ing grades-and high-school cred-
it-toward promotion or gradua-
tion. Students may register at
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.
There is a registration fee howev-
er, number of scholarships are
available for students currently and
formerly on the free or reduced

lunch program
Registrants must bring their
report card and FCAT scores, Social
Security card, birth certificate or
driver's license and a waiver from
their school. A parent or guardian
must be present at registration.
Summer classes will run for six
weeks, June 16 through July 25.
Twenty-six courses offered include
Algebra I-II, Geometry, English I-
IV, Earth/Space Science, World
History, American Government,
Biology, Chemistry and Liberal
Arts Math. Student attainment of
competencies will be verified by

In Their Own Words
Q: Toni Morrison, Do you regret
referring to Bill Clinton as the
first black President?
A: People misunderstood that
phrase. I was deploring the way in
which President Clinton was being
treated, vis-g-vis the sex scandal that
was surrounding him. I said he was
being treated like a black on the
street, already guilty, already a perp.
I have no idea what his real instincts
are, in terms of race.

testing and/or portfolio assess-
FCAT reading, science and mathe-
matics courses are also available for
rising llth and 12th graders who
failed the FCAT but have complet-
ed all other requirements. Twelfth
graders who have failed the FCAT
but have completed all other gradu-
ation requirements may also take
the FCAT courses.
Bethel Baptist Church is located at
215 Bethel Baptist St., and may be
reached by calling 904-354-1464.
The College's Downtown Campus
is located at 101 W. State St. For
more information call 904-632-
Genealogists Meeting
On Saturday, June 14th, The
Southern Genealogist's Exchange
Society, Inc. hosts guest speaker
Mrs. Shannon Palmer at 10:15 AM
at the Mandarin Regional Library,
3330 Kori Road.
The topic is "Tales of Working
with the Silent". The meeting is
free & open to the public with light
refreshments served. More infor-
mation: (904) 778-1000 or email:


Students from Learn to Read, proud to show off their published essays in the Florida Literacy Coalition's
Opening A New World. Left to Right Top Row: Gatwech Guandong, Norman Woods, Douglas Smith, and
Aaron Thaxton. Bottom: (L-R) Berlynn Davis, Lola Reed.

Learn to Read Students Get Published

Six adult students from the gram-
mar class at Learn to Read
Jacksonville were selected to have
their literary work published in the
adult learner essay book, Opening A
New World, published annually by
the Florida Literacy Coalition.
The book is a collection of essays

by Florida's adult learners, includ-
ing English as a second language
and adult basic education students.
The book was unveiled at the
Florida Literacy Coalition's recent
annual meeting. All of they students
attended Learn to Read's grammar
class twice per week.

The Learn to Read grammar class
spent nearly two months working
on their essays, from the initial
brainstorming stage to final draft.
For more information about Learn
to Read's programs, services, vol-
unteer opportunities or special
events, call 399-8894.

Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers

Prices in this ad good:
Thursday, May 29 through Tuesday, June 3, 2008.
JACKSONVILLE: 1012 N. Edgewood
x i i i

4 1




In honor ofFather 's Day, the Jacksonville Free Press will
present special profiles on Fathers and sons themed, "Like
Father Like Son ". We are requesting submissions for poten-
tial candidates to be profiled. Both parent and son must still
be alive and share a similar likeness whether it be career,
personality, appearance, etc. Age is not a factor
Please send a few words as to why you think your candi-
dates should be profiled to.

Jacksonville Free Press
P.O. Box 43580
Jacksonville, FL 32203
E-mail: JFreePress@aol.com
Fax: 765-3803


Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 7

May 29 Julne 4, 2008


Pae8-M.PrysFe resMy2 Tn .20

hair and s6&in tips for today woman of color

What is the Best Kind of Weave?

Q: I'm
about getting a weave what's
the best technique to use?
Samantha, Westside
There are many questions to
consider such as how long you
want the style to last? You also
need to consider how long your
hair is? For instance if your hair
is really short a sew in maybe dif-
ficult because you will have to
have enough length to braid your
hair. Also if your hair is damaged
and weak fusion may do more
harm than good. With all of that
being said in an ideal situation
when it comes to ethnic hair I
prefer a sew in. Sew ins put less
stress on our hair. With a sew in
plan on coming in every two
weeks for maintenance.
Remember your hair is under
there so it's important to keep it
shampooed and conditioned
every two weeks. Not doing so
can cause damage or give you a
fungus. If you wear the fusion
keep in mind it comes with a cer-

tain amount of work to keep it
looking good as well. But for all
other races I would reccommend
fusion as my top choice.
I'm going on a cruise any sug-
gestions for what I should do with
my hair? Tama, Westside
I would suggest something ver-
satile that requires little mainte-
nance. Consider bringing a few
hair pieces to switch it up, such as
a bun or a ponytail. Those two
things alone would give you the
option to go from formal to play-
ful. The last cruise I went on I
chose to keep my style simple I
only added a few pieces to my
hair in part for body, and to help
with maintenance and I kept my
hair wrapped. It worked out
great, but keep in mind I didn't
really do any swimming. Of
course alot of my clients opt for
braids. I don't think there is any-
thing easier than braids when it
comes to being carefree.
DS Spa and Salon is located at
9810 Baymeadows Rd Suite #2.
Reach her at 645-9044.

Do You Suspect Your Man is Lving on the Down Low?
The only way to know if your man is gay is by asking him about his sexuality and sexual history. These are just a few signs provided by women
who found out they had gay partners. Go through the pictures to see what we were told by some of our female readers. None of the following is to
be taken as gospel and that our wish is not to offend but enlighten and
entertain. The Diva Fascination If your man has a lot Whitney Houston, Mariah
Carey, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Miss Ross, the Boss, in his CD
Collection, and let's not forget Cher, then you could have a diva on your
hands. And if he sings their songs in falsetto watch him.
SThe Beauty Pageant Obsession If your man is fascinated with the
beauty and glamour of pageants, you should be seriously concerned. If he
can tell you what year actress Kenya Moore was crowned Miss USA and
the sista who wore the crown before her, then be afraid, very afraid.

The Bathroom Rituals Ladies pay attention to how meticulous he is
when he's grooming. The average straight man could care less about what
brand or type of products he uses. If your man is concerned about this -
watch him. Another warning sign is the time he spends inside the bath-
room. If he takes longer than you do, that may be a sign that he's batting
for the other team.
The Fashion Compliments
The ladies love the compli-
ments, but if your man tells you
he likes the way your top match-
es your skin or how fierce your
boots are, instead of saying, "
"you look beautiful," you might I
just have a gay partner. Oh, if
he's particularly interested in
top designer shoes and other
accessories, um, here again, you v
may have a gay man.

Jumpstart Your Metabolism Now!

Don't you hate your friends and
family members that can eat every-
thing under the sun and not gain
one pound? When you ask them
about their bottomless stomach and
their ability to eat a without gaining
an ounce. More times than none
they blame it on high metabolism.
You're probably wondering why
only certain people are blessed with
high metabolisms, while yours
seems to be stuck at zero. As nature
has it some people are fortunate
enough to have been born with it. If
you aren't one of those people, fret
not because there are things you can
do to jumpstart your metabolism.
Metabolism DO'S
SBuild muscle! This is the most
important action you can take to
maintain a high metabolic rate
while trying to lose weight.
Strength training prevents you from
losing a lot of muscle along with
the fat you lose when dieting. If you
don't strength train regularly, up to
30% of the weight you lose could
be muscle tissue. Considering that a
pound of muscle bums about 3
times more calories per day than a
pound of fat even when you're sit-
ting still (and up to 15-20 times
more calories per minute when
you're physically active). You can
see the problems this can cause. If
you lose 20 pounds of weight (and
30% of that weight loss is muscle,
seven pounds) you'll be slowing
your metabolism and your fat burn-
ing capacity down by a significant
amount. A simple strength training
program twice a week can limit
your muscle loss to almost zero and
keep your metabolism running
Stay as active as possible. The
more you use your muscles the
more calories you will burn.
Moderate exercise like walking can
burn three to six times more calo-
ries per minute than sitting still.
High intensity exercise like interval
training can burn more than 12

times as much. Likewise, the more
you vary your daily activity and
exercise, the more you keep your
body on its fat-burning toes.
Don't just sit there. If you're
watching TV or sitting at your desk,
get up frequently to do a few exer-
cises. Keep those resistance bands
and dumbbells nearby at all times.
You can fit a complete strength
training workout into the commer-
cial breaks of a one-hour TV show.
Ditch your chair and sit on a stabil-
ity ball (or a stationary bike)
instead; even fidgeting can help!
Exercise in the morning or in
frequent bouts. Both strength and
cardio exercises boost metabolism
by increasing your calorie burn
even after your session is done. You
can get the most out of this perk by
starting your day with a workout or
by incorporating multiple exercise
sessions into your day. Longer or
intense workouts have a greater
"after bur" but even a 15-minute
walk will make a difference.
* Try interval training. The hard-
er you work, the more calories you
will burn both during and after

exercise. Your fitness level will
show a great deal of improvement.
Studies show that exercising as
intensely as you can for at least 10
minutes per day produces the best
results. Interval training as an effec-
tive way to increase the intensity
and duration of your workouts
without running yourself into the
ground or risking injury.
Include mental exercises. One
of the most important factors in
keeping your metabolic fires well
stoked is managing stress effective-
ly. Chronic stress disrupts the hor-
mones that regulate everything
from appetite to fat storage and can
defeat even the best exercise and
eating plans. The more effort you
put into recognizing and handling
stress, the better off you'll be.
Include some time in your schedule
every day for relaxation exercises,
yoga, journaling, and other stress

management activities.
And Most Importantly...
Make exercise and healthy eating
FUN! Experiment frequently with
new exercises and recipes, or any-
thing that keeps you interested and
adds some spice to your program.
Well, don't stop there. The more
variety you can put in your diet and
your exercise routine, the more
stimulating it will be. That makes it
easy to put your best efforts for-
ward, and get a major metabolic
return on your investment.

Sexy Internet Friends
One of the most definitive signs
that the maile in your life is gay is
that there are some male stranger

on his Internet list of friends or
contacts. If you have never seen
these men or you don't know
whether they are your boyfriend's
friends in person, they might just
have had their communication
online. An average straight guy
won't view a profile of a man he

add him to his list of contacts.

The Shifty Eyes
Ever notice your man's eye wan-
dering from one guy to the next?
The next time you two are at the
mall or walking around a place
where there are some hott guys,
you might want to check to see if
he notices the same hott guys you
notice. If you catch him, um, your
man just might be gay.

The Oprah Factor Is he always
quoting Oprah or talking about
how Oprah did something amaz-
ing? Okay, Oprah is not gay, but
many gay people love her.

The Downright Gay-bashing
Gay people hiding inside the clos-
et are usu-
ally very
about their
and hatred
for gay
men. They
don't want I L -
to beI
caught or r..
be suspect-
ed of being
gay, so
they would cover their true identity
by blatantly expressing their rage
against gay men. They also tend to
overdo this; thus, they become
harsh gay-bashers. If your
boyfriend is like that, then he might
be gay. As one adage goes, the
greatest homophobe is gay.



Complete Obstetrical

& Gynecological Care

Comprehensive Pregnancy Care
Board Certified Laser Surgery
Family Planning Vaginal Surgery
Osteoporosis Menopausal Disorder
Laparoscopy Menstrual Disorder

St. Vincent's Division IV

1820 Barrs Street, Suite 521

Jacksonville, FL 32204

(904) 387-9577

www nfob


f .j

William L. Cody, M.D.
B. Vereen Chithriki, M.D.

-^io;b |H^-

g y n com

Eat Breakfast It's important to start off your day by eating something.
If you make a point of eating in the morning, you will be giving your
metabolism a boost that will carry you through your day. If you don't
have time or want to sit down to a large meal, try a smoothie. Some peo-
ple on the go grab a cereal bar, a bagel, or a low-fat muffin. Add some
cheese, a container of milk, and a piece of fruit for a balanced breakfast.

Dr. Chester Aikens

305 East Union Street

in Downtown Jacksonville

For All Your Dental Needs


Monday Friday

8:30 AM 5 PM
* Saturday Appointments Available * *

Dental Insurance and Medicaid Accepted

Simmons Pediatrics

Charles E. Simmons, III, M.D.

Hospital Expert!

Haue your ne wdvm or sick chifWseen
ih e hf si3 by ih ewr own Dot c.
Baptist-Wolfson Children's Hospital
St. Vincents-Memorial & S. Lukes Hospital

(904) 766-1106

Primary Care Hours:

9 A.M. to 5:30 P.. M-F
1771 Edgewood Arenue, W, Ste 1
Jacksonville, Florida 32208


Page 8 Ms. Perry's Free Press

May 29 Jun" 4 2008

I \, -~- Obama, McCain Begin

Process of Selecting

S-Their Running Mates

Friends talk at a campground in Gadsden, Ala., during a regional
gathering of the National African-American RVers Association. While
relatively few black people camp, the group has about 3,000 members
who hold regular rallies.

Raymond Goodwill of New Orleans, left, and Robert Washington of
Jackson, Miss., prepare to cook at a campground in Gadsden, Ala.

Black Campers Recruit Adventurers

Against History, Stereotypes

The throngs filling campgrounds
across America this weekend will
include hardy outdoors types and
those who prefer creature comforts,
but they'll have at least one impor-
tant thing in common: Nearly all of
them are white.
A small but committed group of
campers is trying to change that by
growing a generation of black
campers, one person at a time.
The National African-American
RVers Association is composed
almost exclusively of black people
who camp, although it includes a
few whites and Hispanics. The
group doesn't have much money to
buy ads or solicit new members.
Instead, it always holds its major
national gathering in July when
schools are out so children and
grandchildren can come along.
"We cater mostly to the family so
that our young people will be able
to grow up understanding the out-
side world and seeing the creation
that God has created for us and how
beautiful it is," said the Rev. John
Womack of Boston, the group's
Getting more blacks into the
woods would mean breaking
decades of stereotypes and over-
coming a long-standing leeriness
that members say many have about
camping. Bad things happen to
black people in the woods, the story
goes, and they can't afford recre-
ational vehicles.
At least that's the way Lawrence
Joseph always heard it, and it all
gets a chuckle from him as he
shows off his 32-foot Winnebago
Brave, one of about 160 campers
packed into the River Country
Campground for the Southern
regional rally of the black campers'
association. Joseph bought his RV
four years ago seeking the same
things that draws whites to camp.
"I like the closeness, the friend-
ship. You meet people from differ-
ent venues, from different profes-
sions," he said. "I have two kids,
and it gets them out of the house
from playing video games."
Womack and his wife Bertha got
hooked on camping years ago dur-
ing a cross-country trip with their
three children in 1983. He said out-
doors recreation wasn't very practi-
cal or attractive to blacks for gener-
"In the early years we didn't have
the resources to camp. We didn't
have the time off to camp," said
Womack. "And for many people,
life itself was camping. Our homes
were like tents. We weren't anxious
to run from one set of woods to the
Lemuel Horton, Southern regional
director for the black campers'
group, said that for years many
blacks were simply afraid to camp.
"They felt like a black person out
by yourself just wasn't personally
safe," said Horton, of Decatur, Ga.
"But traveling all over the United
States and Canada since the 1970s,
I've had no problem."
Joseph said the idea of camping



Call 634-1993

to get started

for only

$36.00 a Year

creates an uneasiness among some
blacks that's strong enough to pre-
vent many from ever venturing into
the outdoors, yet difficult to
"It's just a feeling that it's not
somewhere they ought to be," said
A survey commissioned by indus-
try groups estimated that as many
as 30 million Americans have
camped, but only 300,000 of them
are black, said Linda Profaizer,
president of the National
Association of RV Parks &
Profaizer said tailgating at football
games is popular among black RV
owners including Supreme Court
Justice Clarence Thomas, who trav-
els the country in a big motor coach
with his wife when not deciding
But most blacks have been slow to
adopt camping as a hobby, she said.
"My thought is that they just have
not been exposed to it," she said.
States including Washington and
California have launched programs

Campers and motor homes are lined up at a campground in Gadsden,
Ala., during a gathering of the National African-American RVers
Association. While relatively few black people camp, members say
they are trying to build minority participation in the activity.

to get minorities interested in out-
doors recreation including camp-
ing, and so has the National Park
Longtime park ranger Shelton
Johnson, who is black, said he
began telling the story of black buf-
falo soldiers at Yosemite National
Park in California partly to lure
more black visitors. Johnson has
seen more minority visitors in

And You Thought We Had Problems....

Students at North Lawndale College Preparatory High School in
Chicago walk through the school's hallways, which are decorated with
murals featuring African and African-American related themes,
Tuesday, May 20, 2008. The surrounding neighborhood has an unem-
ployment rate almost triple the city average, and school officials esti-
mate 5 percent to 8 percent of its 525 students are homeless at any one
time during the school year. The high school is considering opening a
residential program that could provide shelter for up to 20 students at
a time.

recent years, but there's still not
"As far as I'm concerned it's a
major issue," said Johnson. "As the
so-called browning of America
goes on, if black people and other
people of color aren't visiting camp-
grounds and parks, how is the
National Park Service going to
reach the public in the future?"
Founded by a small group of
enthusiasts 16 years ago, the
National African-American RVers
Association has about 3,000 mem-
ber families nationwide. Most are in
the warm-weather South, and hun-
dreds of rigs show up at regional
gatherings called rallies.
Walk around a campground filled
with black people and it's a lot like
being in a campground filled with
whites. Members arrive in every-
thing from small, Katrina-style
trailers to plush motor homes that
sell for more than $1 million.
Friends sit in lawn chairs between
campers telling stories and laughing
while kids fish and ride bicycles.
Cooking is a daylong activity.
Gladys Curtis of Houston is active
in both NAARVA and mostly white
camping groups, and she has
noticed at least one difference
between the way the races camp.
"When we go to the (white) rallies
we hear a lot of country and west-
ern," said Curtis, president of a
black camping group from Texas.
"We've had a Motown review, big
band, blues. Not a lot of country."

Barack Obama and John
McCain have begun tak-
ing quiet but purposeful
steps toward choosing
their running mates,
fresh signs that the
Democratic nomination
fight is over and the
presidential race is rap-
idly moving toward the
Obama-McCain general
election matchup.
McCain has a head
start in the "veepstakes,"
with Obama still fight-
ing off never-say-die
Hillary Rodham
Clinton. The GOP can-
didate will be getting
better acquainted with
three potential picks
during a holiday gather-
ing at his home this
weekend, while
Obama's team is still in

the early stages of compiling back-
ground information on possible
running mates.
Former Fannie Mae CEO Jim
Johnson is overseeing the early vet-
ting for Obama, Democratic offi-
cials say, and that allows for a quick
start. Johnson won't be starting
from scratch, since he did the same
job for Democratic nominees John
Kerry in 2004 and Walter Mondale
in 1984.
Many of the people Johnson
checked for Kerry will be likely
candidates for Obama's considera-
tion. Those names included Sen.
Clinton, New Mexico Gov. Bill
Richardson, anti-war Republican
Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and
Kerry's eventual choice, former
North Carolina Sen. John Edwards.
Obama has thus far refused to
acknowledge Johnson's role when
asked about it.
"I haven't hired him. He's not on
retainer. I'm not paying him any
money. He is a friend of mine. I
know him," Obama said. Johnson
has been a top fundraiser for his
campaign. "I am not commenting
on vice presidential matters
because I have not won this nomi-
The Democratic officials who
revealed Johnson's role spoke on a
condition of anonymity because
Obama has insisted that the process
be kept quiet.
McCain hosted three Republicans
mentioned as potential vice presi-
dential running mates at his
Sedona, Ariz., home last weekend -
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist,
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and
former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt
The vice presidential speculation
about McCain's possible choice has
been going on for months, fueled in
part by the candidate himself.
Since sewing up the nomination in
March, McCain has campaigned
with prospective running mates,
including Romney, Crist, Utah Gov.

. -w

Jon Huntsman and former
Arkansas Gov. Mike
Last month, McCain told
reporters he was in the
"embryonic stages" of the
search with a list of about
20 names.
At one point, McCain let
slip that as he learns about
the process of picking a
running mate, he'd like to
speak to A.B.
Culvahouse, who has
been involved in vice
presidential searches
before and served as
counsel to President
Reagan from 1987-1989.
Several Republicans close
to the campaign say that
while McCain and
Campaign Manager Rick
Davis are running the
show, Culvahouse is
involved in the process.

Obama is still engaged in an all-
but-decided nomination campaign
against Clinton, with three primar-
ies left in Puerto Rico, South
Dakota and Montana. The voting
ends June 3.
Some in the party are calling for
Obama to pick Clinton, but others
say that couldn't work after their
long and heated campaign against
each other.
Other possible options are gover-
nors such as Janet Napolitano of
Arizona, Kathleen Sebelius of
Kansas and Tim Kaine of Virginia;
foreign policy experts including
former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn,
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd or
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, or other
senators such as Missouri's Claire
McCaskill or Virginia's Jim Webb.
Obama could look outside the
party to people such as Hagel or
independent New York Mayor
Mike Bloomberg. Or he could look
to one of his prominent supporters
such as former Sen. Tom Daschle
of South Dakota or 2004 vice pres-
idential nominee Edwards.
The veep search is one of many
steps the Obama campaign is taking
toward the general election, with
just 61 delegates needed to clinch
the nomination according to the lat-
est Associated Press count. Obama
has 1,965 delegates to Clinton's
1,780, with 2,026 required to secure
the party's nod under Democratic
National Committee rules.
The Obama campaign is rapidly
adding to its campaign staff, both at
the headquarters and in swing
states. Obama plans to mix primary
and general election campaign trav-
el in the next week, with stops in
Nevada, New Mexico and
The campaign also is registering
voters across the country for the
November vote. And top Obama
organizer Paul Tewes is in discus-
sions to run the fall campaign for
the Democratic National

Water only when needed, but no more than two days a week. More than half the water used at flridas water
home is for grass and shrubs. That's too much. Do your part to conserve starting in your own backyard. Use these
money-saving tips and find many more at floridaswater.com. it's worth saving

Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 9 ,

May 29 June 4, 2008


Pni .F P2
1 1

What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports
What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports



activities to self enrichment and the civic scene

Jacksonville Journey
Community Meeting
The public is invited to attend a
community meeting to hear about
action steps, provide your feedback
and learn how you can help create a
safer, more prosperous Jacksonville
with the city's Jacksonville Journey
initiative. The next open meeting
will be on Thursday, May 29th at
FCCJ. It will feature an exhibition
fair highlighting the program rec-
ommendations and committee pre-
sentations beginning at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, visit
www.coj.net or call 630-CITY.

Cocktails for a Cause
Join JCCI for Cocktails for a
Cause on Friday, May 30th from
4:30- 7 p.m. It will take place at the
University Club's Mels Grille, 1301
Riverplace Blvd. on the 27th Floor.
Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeu-
vres and drink specials. Your tips
will benefit 'Mental Health
America'. RSVPs Requested to
(904) 396-1687.

Cornbread Skate Jam
TriEclipse Publishing will present
their 2nd Annual Cornbread Skate
Jam on Saturday, May 31, 2008.
Over 120 kids will be granted a
ticket that will enable them to
receive a free Cornbread chapter
book, T-Shirt, and admission to the
skating rink where they will enjoy a
surprised visit by Cornbread him-
self. It will take place on Saturday
May 31st from 2 5 p.m. at Skate
Station, 230 Blanding Blvd. For
more information or to participate,
call 778-0372.

First Wednesday
Art Walk
Art Walk is afree, self-guided tour
of Downtown galleries and muse-
ums, as well as cultural venues,
restaurants and businesses on the
first Wednesday of every month,
rain or shine. Choose your own
route, or begin at Headquarters at
100 N. Laura St. The next one will
be held on Wednesday, June 4th.
For more details go to: www.down-

Spoken Word
at the Ritz
On Thursday June 5th, the Ritz
Theater will present a free evening
of spoken word. You are welcome
to participate or listen. For more
information call 632-555.

Amateur Night
Got talent? The Ritz Theater and
LaVilla Museum wants you. Come
and check out the hottest local tal-
ent around in the monthly Amateur

Night series. The next show will be Cooking Camp
on Friday, June 6th at 7:30 pm. for Kids
For tickets, more information or to

schedule an audition call 632-55.

Club Meeting
The June PRIDE Book Club meet-
ing will be hosted by Dr. Monica
Ford-Davis. The meeting will be
held on Friday, June 6th at 7:00
p.m. PRIDE will discuss books on
and about Ruby McCollum. The
recommended books are: "The
Trial of Ruby McCollum: the true-
crime story that shook the founda-
tions of the segregationist south"
by C. Arthur Ellis, Jr. & Leslie E.
Ellis and "The Silencing of Ruby
McCollum: Race, Class and Gender
in the South" by Tammy Evans.
(available at bookstores). For more
information call Romona Baker at
384-3939 or 703-3428.

Raines Hosting
Clinic for Teens
The Raines Varsity Cheerleader
will host a one-week Cheer Camp,
June 9-13 at W.M. Raines High
School from 5:30-8:30. This camp
is for girls/boys ages 5-18. The fee
is only $50 and includes a t-shirt
and a week of fun and learning. For
more information, please feel free
to contact Coach Kisele at 904-614-

Ribault Class of 1983
The Jean Ribault Class of 1983
will be celebrating their 25th
Reunion June 12-15th at the
Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel. The
weekend event will include a luau,
all white party, excursion trip and
worship service. For more informa-
tion, contact Letitia Flanders at

Rachelle Ferrell in
Concert at the Ritz
The Ritz Theater will present jazz
vocalist Rachelle Ferrell in concert
on Saturday, June 14th at 8:00
p.m. For tickets or more informa-
tion, please call 632-5555.

COMTO Bowl-A-Thon
The Conference of Minority
Transportation Officials (COMTO),
will have their 3rd Annual Bowl A
Thon on June 14th. Teams of three
will compete for packages and
awards. There will be food, fun,
prizes, and lots of fund raising. The
Jacksonville Chapter is raising
money to support the General and
Scholarship Funds. It will take
place at Bowl America, 11141
Beach Blvd. beginning at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, contact
Endya Cummings at 630-3197.

Free Delta Airlines Camp for
Youth Interested in Aviation Careers
This summer, the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP)will hold
two Aviation Career Education Camps sponsored by Delta Air Lines for
youth ages 14-18. The deadline to apply is June 2nd.
Do you know of any young person that may want to attend a free 1
week camp during the summer? The purpose of each one-week program
is to introduce interested youth to the world of aviation by exposing
them to the many challenging careers and opportunities which the avia-
tion industry has to offer.
For more information, download the brochure and application at

Do YouuHre aonEvn

6P kAmoiAdTownd
The Jacksonville Free Press is please to print
your public service announcements and coming
events free of charge. news deadline is Monday at
6 p.m. by the week you would like your informa-
tion to be printed. Information can be sent via
email, fax, brought into our office or mailed in.
Please be sure to include the 5W's who, what,
when, where, why and you must include a contact
Email JFreePress@aolcom Fax (904) 765-3803
Mail: Coming Events Jacksonville Free Press
903 W. Edgewood Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32203

Youth ages 12-18 are open to reg-
ister for the UF Extension Service's
Cooking Camp for Kids. The one
week camp will be offered June 17-
20 or June 24-27 from 9 3 p.m..
Camp programming includes culi-
nary and food safety, nutrition,
meal planning, bread making,entree
dishes, salads, breakfasts and
desserts will be taught. Extension
offices are located at 1010 N.
McDuff Avenue. To register or
more info call 387-8855.

Amateur Night
Join the Ritz Theater for their
Apollo style Amateur Night semi-
finals on Friday, June 20th at 7:30
p.m. The showcase of the best of
area talent features a variety of cul-
tural genres. For more information
call 632-5555.

Gilbert Class of 1968
The Matthew William Gilbert

High School Class of 1968 is hav-
ing their 40th reunion June 20-22,
2008. The banquet will be held June
21st at 7pm at Jacksonville
Marriott Hotel 4760 Salisbury Rd.
For more information, contact
James Wright at 303 9897 or Lydia
Jackson at 904 765 9224.

Soul Food
Music Festival
Area radio stations will present a
Soul Food Music Festival on
Saturday, June 21st at
Metropolitan Park. Classic artists
including the Whispers, Peabo
Bryson, Loose Ends, Dru-Hill and
Howard Hewett will be performing.
Gates open at 4 p.m. and showtime
is at 6 p.m. For tickets or more
information call 1-888-512-SHOW.

"Portraits of Music"
Musical at the Beach
The Jacksonville Beach
Elementary Preservation Fund, Inc
will sponsor their annual musical
"Portraits of Music" featuring the
church ladies cast members from

Broadway's "The Color Purple".
On Sunday June 22nd at 5:30pm
at the Historical RITZ Theatre
Tickets are $30. For more informa-
tion call Ms. Sullivan at 305-8654.

Canning Workshop
The City of Jacksonville Canning
Center in cooperation with the
Duval County Extension Service
will host a workshop on Monday,
June 23 from 1 PM to 3 PM.
Celebrate the harvest season by
learning how to make Blueberry-
Lemon Preserves. The cost
includes all materials and you will
take home two half-pints of pre-
serves. Space is limited. Call 387-
8850 to register. Deadline is June

CATS the Musical
The show that revolutionized
musical theatre is coming to the
Times Union Center's Moran
Theater in Jacksonville for 5 per-
formances June 27 -29th, 2008.
Direct from Broadway, "Cats" is
the longest continuously touring

show in American theatre history.
For tickets or more information,
call (904) 632-3373.

Book Club Meeting
The July meeting of PRIDE Book
Club will be held on Friday, July
11th and the book for discussion
A WIFE by Naleighna Kai. For
more information call Romona
Baker at 384-3939 or 703-3428.

World Golf Village
Home Tour
The Neighborhoods of World Golf
Village presents its eighth annual
Nutcracker Tour of Homes on
Friday, Nov. 28 through Sunday,
Dec. 7, 2008. The free holiday
home tour will feature model
homes elegantly decorated in
themes inspired by The Nutcracker
ballet. During the tour, the homes
will be open daily from 12-4 p.m.
For information, call (904) 940-
5000 or visit www.worldgolf-

D Yes, I'd like to subscribe to the Jacksonville Free Press





Enclosed is my check__ money order

SThis is a gift subscription from


Email address


for $35.i- Please give me a call to pay with a credit card

.Please send gift carc

Mail this form to: Subscriptions c/o Jacksonville Free Press
P.O. Box 43580, Jacksonville, FL 32203




May 29 June 4, 2008

Paim 10 -. Ms. Perry's Free Press


Club Baron Celebrates 62 Years of Community Service

Club Baron: Theodore Brown, Osnald Calizire, James Douglas, David Dwight, Oscar Fletcher, Ralph
Greene, Ben Harris (President), James Holloway, Milton Jones, James Lloyd, Jr., Guy Victor Murray,
Reginald Robinson, Frank Scantling, Havert Thomason, Claude Thompson, Emmett Walker and Samuel
Watson (Vice President).

The Ladies of Club Baron

SW R mal 1 Lois Iszard, Baron Emmett Walker, Tommy Chandler, Priscilla Bows,
Dennis Wade, Robin Gundy, Pat Scantling and Baron Frank Scantling Baron James Lokeys and Willimena Thomalison Jerry Iszard and Gracie Chandler.

Royce Badger, Wilma Badger, Jeanette Goa, Ida Harris, Baron Ben Harris, Eloise McBride, James Scriven, Barbara Logan and Freeman
Isaacs, Mercedes Robinson. KFPPhotos

Club Baron, an exclusive organization for area African-
American accomplished males, recently celebrated 62 years of
service and dedication to the Jacksonville community at the
Riverside garden Club.
Formed in February 1946, Club Baron began as an elite group
of Pullman Porters from Jacksonville, Florida. The group met for
the purpose of serving the community, the youth and to educate
the elderly to register to vote. The group has continued its work in
the community at the Clara White mission, along with summer
picnics at the home offellow Barons. Members, often described as
"modern day business men of great influence," include registered
voters and church memberships among requirements to join their
ranks.. Club Baron continues to join together to positively influ-
ence the lives of youth and adults in various communities around
the Jacksonville area, including Orange Park and Fleming
Island. Claude Thompson Corresponding Secretary stated that,
"In over 62 years our motto has stayed the same clean hearts,
clean minds and helping hands". For more information you can
contact Mr. Thompson at 904-282-1386.

Black Bikers Continue Memorial Day Weekend Confab in Myrtle Beach

I _ri r"r~F~t~l~m~ :~1 ETl

HF J31.L IN-r _________________
Members of Jacksonville's NuSpeed Motor Cycle Club traveled to the event. Shown ( L-R) is Robin James, Mora Burrows and Luci King. The annual event brought hundreds of thousands to the streets of Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina who strolled, biked and danced down the main drag throughout the holiday weekend.. FMP Photos

Thousands of bikers from around
the country trekked to Myrtle
Beach, SC for the annual Memorial
Weekend bike fest.
The annual Atlantic Beach bike
fest crowd is estimated to have
topped two hundred thousand on
the small resort town.
What started more than 25 years
ago as an annual gathering in
Atlantic Beach has grown to a
county wide event that draws peo-
ple from all over the world.
Kynni Mbappe is from Cameroon
Africa, by way of Paris, France.
Last weekend, he is in Atlantic

Beach, South Carolina to sell t-
shirts at the Memorial Day bike
Mbappe says once he heard about
the event that draws thousands of
people to the small South Carolina
town, he could not pass up the
opportunity to see what it was all
"We're here to make some money,
make some business, we having
fun, every thing's good, protected
by police office and got just nice
people, so it's really cool." says
Harley-Davidson vendors say this

is the second year they've partici-
pated in bike fest events and say
many people don't know Harley has
a sport bike that they say can keep
up with most bikes in its class.
David Bozeman, with Harley-
Davidson says, "Obviously if you
see here, there's a lot of people here
and not necessarily on Harley-
Davidson's and that's great, it's the
motorcycle industry, it's a lot of
opportunity, a lot of people coming
to enjoy the craft of motorcycles."
The annual Bikefest is a different
experience to all who come.
Omar Idi of Greensboro, N.C.,

was enjoying his first visit to the
As he stood by a food merchant in
the heart of Atlantic Beach, he said
up-close views of the motorcycles
and pretty women walking by make
the event fun for him.
"Honestly, I'm happy," Idi said,
already planning to return for the
2009 rally, maybe riding a motorcy-
cle of his own.
Martin L. Henning of Rock Hill,
NJ serenaded passers-by in Atlantic
Beach on his alto saxophone, play-
ing one of five songs on his com-
pact disc of solos, "Traditional

Gospel Classics (Easy Listening)."
He said music can help people in
"the game of life."
"I've been inspired," he said, "and
I seem to be inspirational."
Gloria Kelbacher was part of a
three-person crew manning a tent in
Atlantic Beach for SP Leather of
Cleveland. She touched the front of
a black bulletproof-style vest she
called popular with sport bikers.
She said this marked the mer-
chant's third year at the Bikefest,
which brings good business. Still,
she thought fewer vendors had
turned out. Looking toward the

ocean across Seaview Street, she
pointed out two grassy corner
patches that had tents last year.
"It might be a lot to do with gas
prices," she said.
Despite gas prices, some vendors
say they will be there regardless. A
barbecued turkey vendor named
Frank Robinson said his family
always has fun returning every
"We come here this week to
work," he said.
"In July, we come to take a vaca-
tion. My granddaughter loves this

Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 11

Mfiv 29 June 4. 2008

Pae 2 M. ery' FeePrssMa 2 -Jue 00


Don't be bl


Pork Rib Chops
Publix Pork, All-Natu-al Full-Flaor


Tilapia 99
Fillets ......... ......... ....... ... 4 b
Fresh, Never Frozen, Farm-Raised
(Redbone Alley Roasted Garlic Aioli,
10-oz pkg. ... 3.59)

Potato Salad
32-oz pkg.

Italian Five Grain 8
4 59 Bread............................... L28
.... .......Choose From Wheat or White, Contains:
Oats, Cracked Wheat, Barley, Millet,
Flaxseed, and Sunflower Seeds,
From the Publix Bakery, 16-oz loaf

Blueberries .....
A Good Source of Fiber
and Vitamin C, 1-pt pkg.

Maxwell House Ground Coffee ................ 599
Assorted Varieties, 33 to 39-oz can
(Rich Original Naturally Decaffeinated, 34.5-oz can ... 6.69)

-4 P lZ-1

Bud Light Beer 129.
Or Budweiser or Budweiser Select, 12-oz can or bot.
(Heineken or Heineken Premium Light Draughtkeg Beer, 5-L keg ... 18.99)

Thomas' Post F Bumble Bee F
English Fe Cereal .....ree Prime Fillet ... Fee
uffins............ Pebbles, 13-oz, Honey Bunches of Oats, Solid White Albacore
The Original, Plain, 12-oz pkg. 13 to 18-oz, or Honey-Comb, Gourmet Wild Tuna in Water,
Quantity rights reserved. 13.5 or 14.5-oz box 4-pk. 6-oz can
SAVE UP TO 2.99 Quantity rights reserved. Quantity rights reserved.

Juice Drink .
Assorted Varieties,
6-pk. 10-oz bot.
Quantity rights reserved.


Prices effective Thursday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 4, 2008. Only in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Columbia,
Marion, Duval, Leon, Clay, Nassau, Putnam, Flagler, Volusia, St. Johns and Alachua Counties in Fla. Quantity rights reserved.
-. F s i E E

2 o500

Page 12 Ms. Perry's Free Press

May 29 June 4, 2008'


~kk~ ~iSii
'; ~c*,