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Jacksonville, Fla
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"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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South Carolina mother kills two
young sons over money problems
If you need proof that this country's economic
woes are having a severe toll on families all
across this country, look no further than South
Carolina, where a Mother suffocated her two
children, 2-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-
month-old Ja'van T. Duley, and then lied to
police and said they drowned when her car skid-
ded in to a river.
Police say 29-year-old Shaquan Duley con-
fessed to suffocating her two children after she
had an argument with her mother. Duley allegedly placed her hand over
their mouths. She then strapped the children into a car and drove it in to
the river to fake the cause of their deaths.
And what would cause a young Mother to commit such a horrible act?
Police say Duley was distraught over money troubles and unemploy-
ment.
"This was a young lady that was in trouble, in trouble in more ways
than she realized," Sheriff Larry Williams said. "She was in trouble and
she didn't know where to turn."

Family awarded $4.9M for botched
drug raid killing grandmother
Atlanta It was bad enough that Atlanta police had the wrong address,
when it launched a 2006 drug raid with guns blazing in the crime-riddled
English Avenue neighborhood.
When it was clear that the officers had the wrong house because no
drugs were found, though, police still decided to plant marijuana on the
92-year-old Kathryn Johnston, who was shot to death in the raid.
The unconscionable actions by the police drug squad led to a $4.9 mil-
lion settlement to Johnston's family and the city of Atlanta, Mayor Kasim
Reed announced this week.
Five Atlanta officers pled guilty for their roles in the shooting and six
others were reprimanded for acting against police policy; police used an
illegal no-knock search warrant to break down Johnston's door.

Shirley Sherrod publicly
makes amends with NAACP
Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod is publicly
making amends with the NAACP after the group's president condemned
her for misconstrued comments she made about race.
Sherrod and NAACP President Ben Jealous will appear together at a
rural development conference in Alabama this weekend and Sherrod has
written a letter to the group's members encouraging them to fight racism
like she has.
Jealous traveled to Sherrod's house in Albany, Ga. two weeks ago to
apologize once more for being "hoodwinked" as he called it by conser-
vative blogger Andrew Breitbart who in July posted an edited clip of a
March speech she made to a local NAACP group. The edited clip fea-
tured Sherrod saying she was initially reluctant to help a struggling white
farmer save his farm in the early 1980s, but cut off before the part of the
speech where Sherrod said she quickly learned from that mistake.
Sherrod was asked by the USDA to resign from her post as Georgia's
director of rural development when the blog post began to make news.
Jealous sent out a statement the same day saying the group was
"appalled" by her actions, which he called "shameful" and "intolerable."
He apologized after hearing her full remarks the next day.

NY Governor wants to meet
with Mosque developers
ALBANY, N.Y. Gov. David Paterson, who last week suggested that a
proposed Islamic center and mosque near ground zero might want to con-
sider a different location, will meet soon with the developers.
Paterson's office declined to say what the meeting would be about, but
Rep. Peter King told The Associated Press that the governor wants to dis-
cuss possible alternate locations for the Park51 Islamic cultural center
and mosque. King said he spoke with the governor Tuesday.
Paterson last week offered his help and the possibility that state land
could be provided as an alternate site for the center. The project has ignit-
ed nationwide debate over freedom of religion and anger over the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks.
The planned $100 million center would be built two blocks from the
World Trade Center site, where nearly 2,800 people died when Islamic
extremists flew jets into the twin towers. The project is headed by Imam
Faisal Abdul Rauf, a Muslim cleric who has worked to improve relations
between Islam and the West.

Date set in 1965 era civil rights trial
MARION, Ala. A judge has set a Nov. 29 trial date for a former
Alabama state trooper charged with murder in the shooting death of a
black man during a civil rig ts demonstration in 1965.
Circuit Judge Tommy Jones set the trial date Tuesday for 76-year-old
James Bonard Fowler during a hearing in Marion.
It already has been more th.n three years since a grand jury indicted
Fowler for murder in the killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson during a civil
rights protest that turned chaotic at Marion. Fowler says he fired on
Jackson in self-defense.


Volume 23 No. 46 Jacksonville, Florida August 19-25, 2010

Reclaim "The Dream" March on Washington set for August 28th


On August 28, 1963, forty-seven
years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. led the March on Washington,
where he delivered the historical I
Have A Dream" speech that
changed America.
People of all races and back-
grounds, both social and economic,
gathered to urge the federal gov-
ernment to live up to the standards
and ethos embodied in our
Constitution. We demanded equal


access to education, voting rights,
desegregation across the board, just
employment opportunities and
equanimity in society, Rev. Al
Sharpton reminds us. Dr. King
unequivocally summarized the sen-
timents to over 250,000 in atten-
dance. The message resounded
across the entire country. Were you
there?
The National Action Network
and Rev. Al Sharpton remind us that


"it is time to reclaim the Dream."
Will you be there' The August
28th March will assemble at
Dunbar High School ind
march forward in the/,
same peaceful manner
that Dr. King led fort. -
seven years ago. The B
program in 1963 pushed A
for the federal go% eminent
to take more direct action in
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S.O.S. sent to all former Raines Vikings


Maxey, the cause for concern was
brought to light.
Maxey, currently in his 2nd year
at the northside institution has been
working tirelessly to dispel the
myths associated with the school.
Constantly fighting rumors of
Raines being unable to provide a
quality education, he is currently
the number one cheerleader fight-
ing for Raines survival.
He said the school is in need of
everything from money to band
uniforms. Thanks to a grant, stu-
dents are provided school supplies.


Shown above is Raines Principal George Maxey speaking to alumni
at the recent call meeting in the high school auditorium. The impas-
sioned administrator pleaded with attendees to rouse the actions of
their classmates.


However, due to its current FCAT
status and the ability of students to
transfer and take their state allotted
money with them more students
don't attend Raines than those who


do with enrollment under 1,000.
Maxey and School Board repre-
sentative Betty Burney personally
visited and knocked on hundreds of
doors to ask parents to send their


students back to Raines and ask
why they didn't select Raines for
their students.
"At the recruitment meeting we
had as a result of our door knocking
campaign, would you believe we
had five parents," Maxey said.
The sad part is when students do
transfer, and then end up returning
back to Raines because the experi-
ence was not what they thought it
would be, the state money stays at
the school they went too.
"They even said on the School
Board's official web site we are an
F school", said Maxey, "how can
that be when the grades haven't
even been released yet?"
Most horrifying of the crisis cur-
rently embattling Raines is the
underlying desire to make the
school an all male charter school
according to Anthony Rogers.
Though such schools have been
successful in some communities,
its' potential would be at the
demise of Jacksonville's last
remaining all Black high school.
"For the past three years the cur-
rents have been there," Rogers can-
didly told attendees. "If you don't
help in getting it together, Raines as
we know it could be history". The
former policeman and NAACP
activist credited the school for mak-
ing him the man he became.
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Shown above are animal lovers Marsha Oliver and DeeDee Wells
Local pet loving wine

enthusiasts "toast the animals'
Hundreds of animal lovers across the First Coast descended upon the
Omni Hotel for the Jacksonville Humane Society's "Toast to the Animals".
The annual fundraiser blends gourmet fare and wines for patrons to visit a
selection of Jacksonville's eateries for a sampling of their delicacies. The
event also included a silent and live auction, in addition to a drawing for a
South Florida luxury weekend for those who got their "passport" stamped.
The pinnacle of the evening was the official "Toast" to the animals .


Shown above are Angela Thurman and James Latimer, two of the
hundreds of people that participated in the Jacksonville Local
Organizing Committee for the Millions More Movement 'Clothes
Give-A-Way '. Photo byAndr'eX.
The energy of the volunteers made the difference for the quarterly phil-
anthropic outreach of the Millions More Movement. Void of filling out
humiliating paperwork and digging through cast off clothes, hundreds of
Jacksonville's needy came to the Myrtle Ave. and Kings Road crossroads
for assistance. There they received the opportunity to select from freshly
cleaned hung up clothes and a free meal, just for the asking.
The non-profit organization encourages the community to join in their
efforts to improve Jacksonville whether it be through donations of your
time or special talent. Call 904-240-9133 or visit their website at
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75th Anniversary of Social Security: The Good & Bad News


by Lynn Cox, BV
The country recently marked the
75th anniversary of Social Security.
For anyone who is putting payroll
taxes into this program, there is
both good news and bad news. The
good news is that in 75 years, the
Social Security system has never
been a day late or a dollar short. For
more than seven decades, the sys-
tem has paid out promised benefits
to workers who've contributed to
the system, as well as their families.
Another bit of good news: The
Social Security Trust Fund has $2.6
trillion in reserves, and that money
is collecting interest every day.
Unfortunately, the overall out-
look is far from rosy.
That $2.6 trillion in reserves
won't last forever. Especially with
this country running such a huge
deficit. Not to mention high unem-
ployment of 9.5 percent. With 15
million people out of work, that
means lots of dollars simply aren't
being added to the system in the
form of payroll taxes. This is occur-
ring even as more people are living
longer, and thus collecting more


Social Security benefits for extend-
ed periods. All of this helps explain
why, if the government does noth-
ing to fix Social Security, the pro-
gram will run out of money in 2037,
according to the 2010 Social
Security Trustees Report.
Even more alarming: In 2010, for
the first time ever, Social Security
will pay out more in benefits than it
will collect in payroll taxes. The
same thing will happen in 2011. So
clearly something needs to be done.
Proposals To
Fix Social Security
Right now, there is talk of raising
the age at which people receive
Social Security benefits, taxing
workers more and even privatizing
Social Security. Who knows which
proposals will win out? The truth is
that none of us has a crystal ball. So
while the politicians battle in out in
Washington, D.C., and in towns and
cities all across America, here is
what you can -- and should -- do
about Social Security: Simply put,
you should decrease your reliance
on it. Why? Because it might not be
there when you need it. This is par-


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Majority
Whip James Clyburn of S.C., left, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
of Md., right, and others, speaks on the steps of Capitol Hill in


ticularly true for those 40 and
under.
Women also need to be especially
vigilant about the Social Security
dilemma, because most of them
haven't saved enough for retire-
ment. Yet, a shocking number of
women between the ages of 25 and
64 (75 percent, to be exact) say
they're relying on Social Security


for their retirement, according to a
recent survey from Prudential
Financial. Check out the survey at
Prudential.com/women and also get
tips and advice there for making
sure you're on track to achieve a
comfortable retirement.
How to Decrease Your
Reliance on Social Security
Here are five strategies for saving


A new study out claims that a man is
more likely to cheat on his wife or
live-in partner if she earns consider-
ably more money. We found this to be
the case when Sandra Bullock and
Jesse James very publicly ended their
marriage. Plus, Bobby Brown's infi-
delity was the final nail in the coffin of
Whitney's ill-fated marriage to the
less-wealthy crooner. But why would
this be the case? Wouldn't a man so
financially dependent on his mate
want to keep his partner happy, and
thus keep the gravy train flowing? Not
so. In this study that was just pub-
lished, researchers found:
Cheating may be a man's way of try-
ing to restore his gender identity when
he feels it is under threat, Christin
Munsch, a sociology doctorate candi-
date at Cornell University, says in the
study, which she authored and present-
ed at the annual meeting of the
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston
were nototious for their marital affairs.


American Sociological Association.
If this is really the case, men and women may
be heading toward a sad state of affairs based on
the reality of current financial conditions. As the
world continues to change during these evolving
economic times, traditional gender roles regard-
ing money and relationships also need to change.
Unlike in previous decades, it is not predictable
which partner in a couple will be the high earner
given a myriad of factors. Thus, the time has
come for men and women to drop equating earn-
ing a lot of money with masculinity. Plus, being
financially dependent does not equal being fem-
inine.
Earning a lot of money is related to education,
preparation, creativity and a bit of luck, not what
sex you were born as. If men and women don't
learn this now, the future of partnered relation-
ships might be doomed as the world's economic
structures, and related social structures, continue
to be in flux. It's hard to give up old gender roles
and develop new, satisfying and more realistic
means of defining what it means to be masculine
or feminine. But emotionally and financially
speaking, for both genders, it will be worth it --
and this will greatly benefit our overall society.


more and reducing your reliance on
Social Security:
Consider downsizing your home
or relocating well before retirement
Most people downsize to smaller
homes or relocate to less expensive
parts of the country after the kids
leave the house or when they retire.
Do it sooner to shave housing costs
dramatically -- saving yourself tens
of thousands or even hundreds of
thousands of dollars that could be
stashed into a retirement fund.
Pay down consumer debt quick-
ly and think twice about taking on
new debts
Having long-term debts, like stu-
dent loans, credit card payments or
car loans hinders your ability to
save for the future. When you pay
off these debts, you can start putting
that money into your retirement
nest egg.


Start saving and planning earli-
er
Stop the cycle of procrastination
and don't try to play catch up when
you're 50 or 60 years old, as most
people do. Also, don't buy into the
notion that you "can't afford" to
save you can't afford not to.
Get professional help
Long-range financial planning
isn't rocket science, but it does help
to have a reputable, trusted profes-
sional offering guidance and
advice.
No matter how preoccupied you
might be with today's bills and
today's concerns, if you fail to save
adequately now, and count on
Social Security as the sole source of
your retirement income -- or for the
bulk of it -- you could be making a
very big financial mistake.


IRS strikes a blow against

refund-backed loans


The Internal Revenue Service
has dealt a hard blow to a tax
product that has long needed to be
knocked out.
The IRS announced recently
that starting with next year's tax
filing season it vill not provide
tax preparers and financial institu-
tions with important debt informa-
tion on taxpayers that allows the
companies to arrange or make
refund anticipation loans, or
RALs.
A RAL is a short-term loan
backed by a tax refund. The loan
lasts only until a person's refund
arrives, which can be in about 10
days with electronic filing aind.
direct deposit .
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or her refund taken to satisfy a
delinquent tax or other debt, such
as unpaid child support or federal-
ly funded student loans. The debt
indicator is key in the underwrit-
ing of RALs. a security that the
refund will in fact cover the loan.
Without the debt indicator, the
bank faces greater risk that the
loan won't be paid back.
IRS Commissioner Doug
Shulman said that initially the IRS
provided the debt indicator as a
way to get moree people',to file
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Mosque near Ground Zero may be uncomfortable


for many, but let's not
There is a really thin line country is about.
between being a liberal and conser- September 11, 2001 was a terri-
vative on come issues. While it ble day in American history. Nearly
may seem that the two political 1,400 people were killed at the
schools of ideology are polar oppo- hands of terrorist.
sites sometimes the differences But we cannot allow that hatred
are more about perception versus and evil to make us into the same
reality. people. We know that all Muslims
For example, no one would argue and Middle Eastern natives are not
that the pilgrims came to America bad. Everyone cannot be lumped
to for religious freedom. Many into the same group of terrorist and
would say that that is a very liberal hate mongers.
Many of us "Americans" That's why I agree with
the President Obama
feel that it is because regarding this New York
City Ground Zero Mosque
of Islam many countries issue. It became an issue
that the president could no
in the Middle East longer ignore.

despise us. But it is During a dinner at the
White House last week for
not Islam that fuels Ramadan, the President
gave a strong defense of
the hatred of Americans* both religious liberty and
religious tolerance, imply-
idea having the ability to worship ing that opposition to a mosque
who you want and what, when, near Ground Zero violated both.
where and how you want to. Some would say that his corn-
Then there are those who would ments were gutsy while others
argue that the pilgrims came to would say that they were ill advised
America for Christian freedom considering the fact the Democratic
specifically. They didn't like the are on the verge of taking a big
way the Church of England was time beating in upcoming mid-term
teaching. It was too controlling. So elections.
conservatives might say, that it A CNN poll conducted earlier
wasn't simply about religious free- this month suggested that 68 per-
dom it was about being able to wor- cent ofAmericans opposed the idea
ship Jesus Christ and God, which is of putting a mosque so close to
considered a conservative notion. Ground Zero; among independents,
Either way you look at it reli- 70 percent were against it.
gious freedom was at the center of Senate Majority Leader Harry
the argument and that is what this Reid, who is battling to keep his


forget the constitution


seat in Nevada, took the political
route on this issue.
In a statement issued by his
spokesman this week, Jim Manley,
Reid came out against the building
of the Islamic center.
"The First Amendment protects
freedom of religion," Manley wrote
in an e-mail. "Senator Reid respects
that, but thinks that the mosque
should be built someplace else."
Reid has become the poster child
for desperate politicians. He seems
willing to sell his Democratic soul
or anything else in order to be
reelected in Nevada.
If you are playing politics you
jump on board and disagree with
the Mosque being built near
Ground Zero. But if you are truly
sincere and not about politics, but
what you consider and right then
Obama clearly has the right views
on this issue.
The First Amendment of the U.S.
Constitution states, "Congress shall
make no law respecting an estab-
lishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof..." With
that said, one can easily compre-
hend that all of "us" Americans
have religious freedoms granted to
us by the highest governmental
power possible the United States
Constitution.
Now there are some very legiti-
mate concerns about the proposed
Mosque. Who is funding the con-
struction? Do the supporters have
motives beyond religious worship?
Is it too soon for a mosque to be
built so close to Ground Zero?


These are all legitimate ques-
tions, but we must never forget the
foundations in which this country
was built. President Obama has a
much different duty from any pun-
dits, reporters and average citizens.
He has the sworn duty to protect
the U.S. Constitution. And in doing
so he has to take in to account the
millions of Muslims citizens in this
country as well. And I am sure that
all of us would agree that all
Americans deserve the same rights.
Many of us "Americans" feel
that it is because of Islam many
countries in the Middle East
despise us. But it is not Islam that
fuels the hatred of Americans.
It is our past political practices.
Maybe it is our arrogance as the
most powerful nation in the world
that bothers so many. At some point
the chickens do come home to
roost. And let's be honest, America
is not totally innocent in our for-
eign affairs practices.
So let's not blame Islam or "reli-
gious pluralism" on the problems in
our great country. Besides I can't
say it enough, but religious free-
dom to many is the most precious
of all American liberties.
Some in opposition to the
Mosque in New York near Ground
Zero suggest that religious plural-
ism is the problem in our country; I
say it's the lack of acceptance of
other cultures, races and religions
is the issue.
Signing off from First Timothy
Baptist Church,
Reggie Fullwood


Flying under the radar

with Florida politics
Reapportionment is not a sexy issue...no one knows what
it means or cares for the most part. And that's why politicians from both par-
ties have taken advantage of that fact. But the end result of this unfamiliar
process essentially determines whether our children have a fair shot at equal-
ity in the realm that governs our daily lives.
Every 10 years, the Census tells us how many people, what race, how old
and where they live in order to reapportion" or divide communities into
districts. One man one vote kicks in and candidates stand for election"
allowing us to tell them what t.o do for us. That's how it's supposed to work
m our great democracy.
The Census and the handing over of information functions well enough,
but the dividing up of districts is totally compromised because it's done by
the people who have everything to lose and everything to gain. That would
be the state Republican legislative leadership. The political party in power
draws their own state legislative districts and congressional seats for every-
one. The process is clearly flawed, and the safeguards protecting our inter-
ests have disappeared.
For the African American community, it becomes an enormous problem.
Often times representation is brokered and minimized, because Blacks are
not a constituency of the folks in charge. So the current reapportionment
process, not the people, controls the future and the public has no say, least
of all Blacks.
When constitutional amendments 5 & 6 made it on to the November bal-
lot, earlier this year, through the difficult petition process no less, well, that
caused a very large implosion among the legislative leadership. It was very
large indeed because voter approval will change the rules significantly.
Since the state Constitution Revision Commissions began in the late 60's,
non-partisan organizations dreamed of doing what Amendments 5 & 6
would do; minimize the political influence that envelopes the reapportion-
ment process. With the advent of Amendments 5&6 that fair reapportion-
ment process would be realized.
The reapportionment process is so essential to maintaining power, the leg-
islative leadership will launch a media campaign like no other to kill Fair
Districts and protect their status. That's because these amendments for
change are an enormous threat to their control over who's elected to the
Florida legislature and the Congress.
So be ready for the deluge to come.
But for people of color in particular, it is yet another affront to our ability
to participate in a process so essential to our future and quality of life. We
must understand that the passage of Fair Districts amendments 5 & 6 is the
second vital step for change that reinforces progress.... transcending race
and the divisive politics of the past.
Gayle Andrews is a former member of the Capitol Press Corps, and for-
mer Press Secretary to Senate President Gwen Margolis during reapportion-
ment in the 1990's. She was also an adjunct Journalism instructor at Florida
A & M University, where she was awarded Distinguished and Outstanding
Graduate status. She is a corporate & political consultant in Tallahassee.


The value and education of a mother's effect on their daughters


b y
William
Jackson
Another
sch ol
year is
Upon us,
mothers
should be
deter-
mined to show their children, espe-
cially daughters that they support
their educational development and
advancement. Girls need moral sup-
port from their mothers and fathers
(if available) to excel academically
as school curriculums are increas-
ingly challenging. FCAT assess-
ment or any other state/national test
is not a true assessment of academic
growth and increasingly girls are
facing challenges that should be
addressed at home, but teachers
have to deal with issues in school.
Unproductive actions are becoming
distractions to learning, positive
decisions and choices at school are
not being made by students because
of home distractions and challenges.
The push is on for more students to
graduate from high school and
attend college as academic require-
ments rise, but additional classroom
help is needed to rally round those
that are already struggling.
Observations from schools especial-
ly in the elementary environment
where I'm located show that more
young girls in fifth and sixth grades
are satisfied with not working to
their potential and settling for a
future working in menial jobs, hav-
ing multiple children, and involved


in multiple relationships with men
or other women. These are the real-
ities that many teachers see in our
schools and increasingly even in the
elementary environment. Many par-
ents and citizens are in denial of our
children's mentalities. Parental
attention is needed more to really
get an idea of the challenges that
teachers, administrators and other
staff face every day.
Foundations of Love Between
Mom and Daughter
Daughters naturally love their
mothers, love that is shared is a
model that can blossom into healthy
and stable interaction at home and
in school. This relationship pro-
motes academic success, a relation-
ship with daughters is built on trust
and communication (verbal and
nonverbal), a trust that mom will be
available to provide support and
build self confidence and self
respect. If the father is not present
then as for millions of mothers they
provide the necessary support that a
father would. History judge's moth-
ers by the behavior of their daugh-
ters, and what their choices are in
life in relationships, career choices,
and educational accomplishments.
Mothers must understand that they
are their daughters' role model for
life choices especially in school. As
a teacher I have heard young girls in
first and second grade talk about
doing the things their mothers do at
home, in the clubs and dealing with
men that are boyfriends, lovers, hus-
bands, and even booty calls. Young
girls seeing their mother, auntie,
even grandmothers participating in


multiple relationships will follow
behind these actions. It is not my job
as an educator to pass judgment,
ridicule, look down on mothers, but
mothers must realize that their
young daughters will imitate and
talk about their home lives at
school. Pointing out the realities of
young girls and teens that are in our
classrooms and the behaviors some
exhibit. In broad-brush terms, girls
who see their mothers behaving in
certain ways will repeat behaviors,
attitudes and actions at home and in
school.
A Daughters
Educational Needs
The Bible gives us the key to rais-
ing our children in Proverbs 22:6
(KJV). "Train a child in the way
they should go, and when they are
old they will not turn from it".
Mothers teach your daughters now
that she deserves respect, teach her
now to be confident, teach her now
to be independent and self reliant.
Prepare her now for important life
decisions. The key to success is the
respect and value that they place on
education and building from it. The
thinking or cognitive process for
boys and girls is different in the
classroom and in life. Moms
instruct your daughters that they are
smart, intelligent and creative, they
are in fact unique and have their
own special gifts. Girls should
understand that success is not
always making big sums of money,
driving fancy cars or wearing
expensive clothes. Achievement
means obtaining a good education
to provide for self and using educa-


tion as the key to self growth and
reliability on personal skills that are
not dependent on others. The Bible
says in Hosea 4:6(KJV), "My peo-
ple are destroyed from lack of
knowledge." Guard your daughters
away from negativity, ignorance
and guided them to knowledge and
understanding. Malcolm X stated in
the past and can be applied to the
21st century, "Education is our
passport to the future, for tomorrow
belongs to the people who prepare
for it today. "Daughters must be pre-


pared for the boardrooms, court-
rooms, classrooms, conference
rooms, presidential rooms, mayoral
rooms, senatorial rooms and surgi-
cal rooms. Bob Wise, President of
the Alliance for Excellent
Education, "The best economic
stimulus package is a diploma". As
can be seen on many higher educa-
tional campuses women outnumber
men. Because of this more doors in
business, technology, politics, sci-
ence, engineering and medicine are
opening up.


Education with Principles
of Biblical Power
Don't wait until disaster or death
to teach your daughter about the
power of prayer, praise, worship and
attending church, synagogue,
mosque, or chapel. There should be
a foundation of spirituality and a
time devoted to worship and prayer.
Modeling means attendance to
church not just for the sake of show
or entertaining, but for the develop-
ment and stability for peace of mind
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Are you ready for some football? Jag fans are ready to support their home team following a
post season campaign to bring teal back to the stadium. With a new name, now Everbank Stadium, and a new
attitude, everyone is anxious for football season. Shown above is David Garrard who passed a short left to
Mike Sims Walker who was stopped for two yards by #11 Ellis Hobbs in the first quarter as # 29 Nate Allen
and #58 Trent Cole piled on. The pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles resulted in a 28-27 loss,
last Friday at Lincoln Financial Field. Even with out Jacksonville Jaguars five starters the Jaguars played a
great game not to come home with a win. FMP Photo


S.O.S sent to Raines alumni


Continued from Page 1
"I had a lot of bad habits before I
got here", if it weren't for the teach-
ers here, no telling where I'd be."
He said.
The main combatant Maxey
feels he's experiencing is the
stigmatization the school faces.
He's ready and willing to fight the
grim view the city may have of the
school.
March Continued from


"We're ready for the naysay-
ers," Maxey says affirmatively.
"Raines is now a new school with
an old flavor."
That old flavor includes every-
thing from re-adopting the dress
code it was historically known for
to re-enacting it's long time guid-
ance director Ms. Deborah Norman,
out of retirement. In addition they
also have shared students incentives


enforcing laws and policies that would end institutional racism and create
a level playing field for all people regardless of race, color or creed. The
three hour program at the Lincoln Memorial united Civil Rights Leaders
like John Lewis and Dr. King to present a unified front in the quest for jus-
tice and equality. The success of that day and Dr. King's untiring work was
realized one year later when Congress passed the Civil Rights Act, and
later, passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
All who marched and gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 became
a part of the historical occasion. Many have gone on to glory, but many
have offspring, friends, associates and the entire "Colored" race who have
benefitted from that "Dream". To join the August 28th March will not be
just a commemoration or celebration. It will again ratify the cause and pur-
pose of Dr. King's life. Will you be there?
A local organization, One Nation Working Together will be sponsoring a
bus trip to the March on Washington for $200. For more information,
email allen443@bellsouth.net or call (904) 829-3918.

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of yesteryear such as cookouts and
have added "new school" items
such as the drum line.
How can alumni help?
There again George Maxey has
an answer. Alumni are requested to
pledge $25 a month. If they can't
help out financially, they are
requesting a bit of your time
through the "Adopt a Viking" pro-
gram, mentoring, or just spending
time to motivate the students.
Students must reach a majority in
passing the FCAT test and attract
more attendees. Without critical
state dollars and passing scores,
impending doom of being taken
over by the state lurks.
"I don't care if you text, twitter,
facebook, email or call," said
Burney, "but the time is now for
Raines Vikings to fight for their
school".
The alumni will be having anoth-
er organizing meeting on Saturday,
August 21st at 11 a.m. at the school
inside the auditorium, all alunmi are
encouraged to attend.


Shown above is Mayor John Peyton presenting the award check to Jessie Smith scholarship award winner
Kenneth Darity with his current job director at the Jacksonville Children's Commission Sylvester Pinkney.
City awards scholarships to aid employees furthering their education
Former city employee with the Planning & Development Department and now with the jacksonville Children's
Commission, Kenneth Darity recently was the recipient of the Jessie Smith Scholarship. Currently working on his
MBA through Webster University, Darity received the award through application and letters of recommendation.
The annual scholarship is provided by the City of Jacksonville to aid employees seeking to further their educa-
tion.

Blodgett Homes

Families to hold


10th Reunion
Former residents of Blodgett
Homes and the surrounding
neighborhoods will celebrate
their Tenth Reunion Friday and
Saturday, August 20 & 21, 2010,
at the Julius Guinyard Park,
located at 4th & Jefferson
Streets. The Reunion commemo-
rates the unity of the families 'of
Blodgett Homes.
The Joseph H. Blodgett Homes,
constructed in 1942, was
Jacksonville's third public hous-
ing project. It was named for
Joseph Haywood Blodgett, a
wealthy Black building contrac-
tor. For more information and
times, call 765-6170.


Can you do the ditty? Jacksonville songbird Angela McLaughlin
is ready to bring the "Duval Ditty" to the country. The singer and dancer
recently shot her first video at Jacksonville Beach. Keep your ears open!
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Teachers and Florida's Working Families


.- Kendrick Meek is the Real
IDemocrat in this race. He
is working every day to
bring jobs to the state and
get Florida's economy
working again for
middle-class Floridians.


* Kendrick Meek has served our community for
over 16 years as a legislator and successfully
fought to reduce class sizes for our children.

* Kendrick Meek fought Jeb Bush's plan to
eliminate affirmative action in Florida's
colleges and state institutions. Kendrick and
State Rep. Tony Hill sat outside the
Governor's office for 25 hours protesting
Bush's plan.

* Kendrick Meek is the only U.S. Senate
candidate who will stand with President
Obama to create good-paying jobs; provide
quality, affordable health care to working
families; and create a strong education


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West Union Missionary Baptist Choir The White Party Kicks-Off St. Andrew AME Church to
& Usher Board Anniversaries Empowerment Weekend 2010 Celebrate Women's Day Sunday


West Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1605 W. Beaver Street, under
the Pastoral Leadership of Leroy C. Kelly will celebrate their Choir and
Usher Board Anniversaries at 4 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 2010.
Renditions will be featured by The H. Alvin Green Ensemble ILISS, and
many guest Church Choirs, Sis. Joann Floyd will preside for the evening.
This event is chaired by Sis. Delaney F. Williams.

Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist to
hold Pastor Installation Service
The Officers and Members of The Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist
Church, 9319 Ridge Road; invite the community to witness the Installation
Service for their incoming Pastor, Rev. Freddie B. Sumner, at 4 p.m.,
Sunday, August 22, 2010. Rev. Moses Javis, Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist
Church, Webster, Florida will be the speaker.

Woodlawn to Ordain and Install
Associate Pastor, August 22nd
The Pastor and members of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church (USA),
3026 Woodlawn Road, invite the community to share in the ordination and
installation of Ms. Barbara Y. Swofford as the associate pastor of
Woodlawn. The service will be conducted by the Presbytery of St.
Augustine. The community is invited to share in this very special service.
For directions or information, please call (904)768-5905.

Christ Resurrection Power Assembly
Anniversary and Convention
The Home of Destiny Fulfillment, 1127 Bert Road, Bishop Abioloa and
Rev. (Mrs. ) Omolara Idowu invite the community to join them August 19
- 22nd; for Services at 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 p.m. Friday evening; and 10
a.m. on Sunday. There will also be a special Cook-Out Celebration at 4
p.m., Sunday, August 20th. Bishop Francis Wale Oke. All are welcome.

Donations needed by MMM
Million More Movement Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee, Inc
is asking the public to donate clothes hangers, shoes all size and school sup-
plies to their Clothes Give-Away. These items can be dropped off at 916
Myrtle Ave, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. For
more information visit www.jaxloc.org.


Bethel Baptist Institutional Church and Joshua's Generation invite all
for a Family Affair Empowerment Weekend, August 20- 21, 2010. The
"White Party" kicks off the Empowerment Weekend 2010 at 7 p.m.,
Friday, August 20th at the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Multipurpose
Facility. The community is invited to come, enjoy Food, Fellowship, Fun
and Laughter. The Conference kicks offat 9 a.m., continuing until 12 noon,
Saturday, featuring Workshops and much more. The Empowerment
Workshops address: Relationships, Health, Wealth and Spirit. For more
information about the "White Party" and Empowerment Workshops, call
(904)294-2932/707-1416.

Emanuel Missionary Baptist
Celebrates 118 Years, Aug. 22nd
The Congregation and Pastor, Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson, of the Emanuel
Missionary Baptist Church, 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger Circle East (off Kings
Road); invite the community to share in their celebration of 118 years of
spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Anniversary Celebration will
begin with a Sunday School program at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, August 22nd.
Rev. A. D. Lewis, Pastor of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
Meridian, Mississippi; will be the guest minister at the 11 a.m. Service.
Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson, President of the Florida General Baptist
Convention Inc., and Pastor of First New Zion Missionary Baptist Church,
in Jacksonville; will deliver the message at the 4 p.m. Afternoon Service
Pastor Darryl Edwards and Greater Bethany Missionary Baptist Church,
and Pastor James W Henry and Summerville Missionary Baptist Church,
will join Dr. Sampson and the Emanuel Family in this service of praise,
worship and powerful preaching..


Third Annual North Florida HBCU
Alumni Hall of Fame Induction
The Alumni of Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College,
Florida A&M University, Hampton University, and Savannah State
University, will sponsor the Third Annual North Florida HBCU Alumni
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, September 16,
2010. The Hall of Fame Ceremony honors the outstanding achievements
of some of North Florida's Finest HBCU Alumni.
For more information please contact: A Ray Brinson (904) 996-7122;
Marguerite Warren, (904)766-3056; Godfrey Jenkins (904)910-7829; Carol
Marshall (904)762-3400; and Willie Walker (904)358-7104.


St. Andrew African Methodist Episcopal Church, 125 9th Street South,
Jacksonville Beach; will celebrate Women's Day, at 4:30 p.m., Sunday,
August 22nd. Reverend Victoria Poole-Smith, Pastor of New Bethel
African Methodist Episcopal Church, White Springs, Florida; will be the
Speaker of the Hour. The community is invited.

Allen & Allen, Stellar Award
Winning Gospel Jazz Duo in Concert
A Summer Gospel Jazz Concert featuring Stellar Award winning Gospel
Jazz Duo Allen & Allen, along with comedian Rod Z as host, Blu Bailey,
spoken word artist, and Another Level Mime Group will be featured in con-
cert, Thursday, August 26th at 7 p.m. The concert venue is The Church
Fellowship Worship Ministries, 8808 Lem Turner Road. For directions or
information, please call (904)924-0000.

Disciples of Christ "Quench the
Violence Rally 2010" Sat. Aug. 28
No matter where you live or where you are churched, find your way to
Disciples of Christ, 2061 Edgewood Ave. West, Pastor Robert LeCount Jr.
A meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 21st. Anyone interest-
ed in making a difference where Violence is concerned in our community
are welcome, and prayed for. We are also seeking Prayer Intercessors,
Outreach Ministries, Youth leaders, anyone interested in quelling violence
in our community, in our city. Help plan and organize the "Quench the
Violence Rally" at 12 noon, Saturday, August 28th, be a part of change!
For more information, please call (904)765-5683 or email:
dccfmbc@yahoo.com.

2010 Kuumba Festival Cancelled
The August 28, 2010 22nd annual "Kuumba African/African-American
Cultural Arts and Music Festival has been cancelled because of a serious
short fall in financial support.
The Carter G. Woodson Committee for Positive Education of Jacksonville,
Inc. the non profit organization that has hosted the "Kuumba Festival" say
they remain committed to the continuation of this event in the year "2011"
and onward to the 25th year of its generational maturity date and years
beyond. "We hope those born in the year at the inception of the "Kuumba
Festival" will look to this event as a milestone in their lives," quote the
organizers in an official release.
They can be reached by calling 1-888-477-0565.


Seeking the lost for Christ .
Matthew 28:19 20

8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship
9:30 a.m. Simday School


Pastor Landon Williams


* * *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
Sunday
4 :00 p.m.


A church

that's on the

move in

worship with

prayer, praise

Sand power!


Pastor Robert Lecount, Jr

School 9f Ministry Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Thursd y High Praise Worship 7:00 p.m.

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


Where Services Are Often IMITATED
But Never DUPLICATED


* Permit and Death
Certificate Assistance
* Funeral Programs
* Embalming
*Traditional Funeral
Serives
*Military Funeral Services
*Memorial Service


*Entombments
*Cremations
*Ship-outs
*Flower Arrangements
*Clergy Coordination
*Dove Release

*Memorial DVD Tributes


Reginald R. McKinney
L.F.D.I.C.


A FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
1138 Edgewood Avenue South Jacksonville, Florida 32205
(904) 389-7790 Office (904) 389-7797 Fax
www.mckinneyfuneralhome.com


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


Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor


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 Communion on Ist Sunday at4:50 p.m.


Bishop 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 CTh


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
Sunday 2 PM 3 PM
**FREE TUTORING FOR YOUTH IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE,
HISTORY AND MATH EVERY TUESDAY 6:30 8 P.M.


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The Rewards and Demands of Caring for an Aging Parent


Beth Witrogen McLeod had never
even heard the term "caregiver"
until six months after her parents
died. But during the roughly two
years that she served as their pri-
mary caregiver -- from 1991 to
1993 -- she amassed a wealth of
knowledge on the topic.
Her caregiving journey inspired
her to write a 1995 series for the
San Francisco Examiner, The
Caregivers, in which she explored
the burgeoning trend of adults car-
ing for aging parents. In 1997, she
left to write a book, Caregiving:
The Spiritual Journey of Love,
Loss, and Renewal. Each received a
Pulitzer Prize nomination.
Witrogen's immersion into the
unfamiliar world of family care-
giving began when her 69-year-old
father, who had a recurring type of
cancer, failed to improve with sur-
gery, and her 70-year-old mother
was diagnosed with amyotrophic
lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease) with dementia. Suddenly, she
was flying back to Wichita, Kan.,


every six to eight weeks on unpaid
leave from her newspaper job to
assist her terminally ill parents.
"I was just stunned by what their
needs were all the time, I didn't
really have much family that could
help, and I didn't know about the
network of aging services," she
said. "So, things sort of got pieced
together through that time, but it
was never organized."
Caregiver is a role for which adults
are often ill prepared. Sometimes
people are thrust into it when Mom
has a stroke or begins showing
signs of dementia, or when people
begin to worry about Dad living
alone in a big house with lots of
stairs, explained Suzanne Mintz,
president and co-founder of the
National Family Caregivers
Association (NFCA).
But care-giving experts say it is a
role that is becoming more visible
as the nation's baby boomers strug-
gle to secure the resources they
need to help their ill and elderly
parents, often while balancing the


demands of their own career and
family.
Nationally, more than 50 million
Americans care for chronically ill,
disabled or aged family members or
friends in any given year. Most
family caregivers are women, typi-
cally a 46-year-old caring for her
widowed mother. All told, family
caregivers provide an estimated
$306 billion a year in unpaid serv-
ices, according to the NFCA.
"In terms of preparation, I think
it's important for people to think
about the what-ifs," Mintz suggest-
ed. "What if Mom has a stroke or
heart attack or falls and breaks her
hip or we think her safety's at risk?
What are we going to do?
Assuming Mom doesn't live any-
where near the kids, who could be
the first responder? Does Mom
have all her paperwork in order?"
Mintz had that conversation with
her own brother, after her 89-year-
old mother, who lives in Florida,
had a bad concussion, prompting
terrible headaches and a problem


with her eyes. "And so, I called him
up and said, 'Who knows what's
going to happen here, but if some-
body has to go down immediately,
you're more flexible than I am
because I can't leave my husband
by himself,' she said. Mintz is a
family caregiver for her husband,
Steven, who has multiple sclerosis.
Preparation is critical because the
toll that care-giving can exact is
immense. Continued on page 9


Women and Asthma: Control the Problem


Many women with asthma become
overwhelmed by it and let it control
the way they live their lives. Dr.
Monica Kraft, Director of Duke
University's Allergy, Asthma and
Airway Center, who will be fea-
tured in an upcoming television
special entitled "Breathing Easy:


Women and Asthma" talks about
effective ways in which women
with asthma can accomplish goals
and live the life they want.
"One of my patients decided that
she wanted to start running at the
age of 48, but after a quarter mile
she was wheezing and coughing,"
says Dr. Kraft. "Together we
worked on ways to enable her to


run. She now has a goal of com-
pleting a 10k running race."
In the show Dr. Kraft advises that
if you have asthma, it's important to
put yourself first and not let asthma
control your life. You have to find
the right doctor with whom you can
build a long-term relationship
because on-going follow up is the
key to managing your asthma.


- Find out what you can about asthma so you can identify the symp-
toms and how it might be affecting your life. There are many great
informational tools out there including websites like www.asth-
mawarenessedu.com.
- Think about your rescue inhaler use- do you use it more than twice
a week? Do you use it at particular times?
- Try to identify the specific environments or situations that trigger
symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest-tightening, lung burning,
wheezing and coughing.
- Identify what you feel if and/or when you wake up at night
- Identify what you feel when you first wake up in the morning.
What medications have you taken in the past that are or aren't
related to asthma?
- What medications are you currently taking?


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Eat Up Downtown
Through August 22nd, the city is
encouraged to "Eat Up
Downtown." From hip cafes to ele-
gant steak houses, Downtown
restaurants are serving up specially
selected prix-fixe menus at an
unbeatable value. There are no
passes to buy, coupons or cards to
punch. Simply make reservations at
the restaurant of your choice. For
more information and menus, visit
eatupdowntown.com or call 451-
3344.

Clothes Give-A-Way
The Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee for the Millions More
Movement, a non-profit organiza-
tion will have a clothes give-a-way
on Saturday, August 14th at 916 N.
Myrtle Avenue., between Kings
Road and Beaver Street. The time is
11:00 a.m. til 4:30 p.m.For more
information, visit their website,
www.jaxloc.org., or call 904-240-
9133. Financial donations and
other donations are accepted.

Stage Aurora's
Sinner Man at JMOCA
Stage Aurora's one act play
"Sinner Man" will be performed at
the Jacksonville Museum of
Contemporary Art, 333 North Laura
Street, August 19-22. Inspired by
the painting "Sinner Man" By
Benny Andrews, SINNER MAN


musically blends spirituals, gospel,
blues, and show tunes all performed
a cappella! Showcasing the emo-
tional journey of a man's life
through the human experience. For
tickets or more information call
765-7372.

Raines Alumni
Rally and Meeting
George Maxey, current Principal
at Raines High School, is asking all
alumni to be present and show their
support for an Alumni Rally this
Saturday, April 21st, at the school.
The meeting will be held inside the
auditorium. Please wear your
Raines paraphernalia. For more
information, call the school at 924-
3049.

Cedric the Entertainer
in Concert
Comedian and actor Cedric the
Entertainer will be in concert on
Friday, August 20, 2010 at the
Times Union Center. Showtime is 8
p.m. Call 353-3309.

Carl Strong at
the Comedy Zone
Comedian Carl Strong will be in
concert at the Comedy Zone
August 26-28. You have seen
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with his love of music and the
MOTOWN greats; includes impres-
sions, singing and characters in his
performance. For more information
call 292-4242.

Gospel Jazz Concert
Summer Jazz Concert featuring
Stellar award winning Gospel Jazz
Duo Allen & Allen along with
comedian Rod Z as host and spoken
word artist Blu Bailey and mime
group Another Level. The concert
will be Thursday August 26th at
7:00 p.m.at The Church Fellowship
Worship Ministries, 8808 Lem
Turner Rd. Jacksonville F1 32208.
For more info call 904-924-0000.

Cocktails for a Cause
at the University Club
The Y.E.S. group at the University
Club will host their Cocktails for a
Cause event and JCCI Forward's
10th Anniversary is the cause! The
proceeds received as cash tips will
go towards this year's program. It
will be held on Friday, August
27th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the
University Club of Jacksonville,
27th floor 1301 Riverplace Blvd.

Enjoy jazz by the
sea at American Beach
Historic American Beach will con-
clude their Summer Jazz Series on
August 28th. "Instant Groove"


will be held at Burney Park (Comer
of Burney and Ocean) on American
Beach from 5-8 p.m. Bring your
chairs, relax and enjoy food, ocean
breezes and music by the sea.

Book Signing
The Beaver Street Enterprise
Center will host a book signing for
"Sharecropper's Son": The Story of
Doc Garland Granger by Susan
Brandenburg. The free event and
lunch will be held on Tuesday,
August 31st from 11:30a.m. -
1:00p.m. The BSEC is located at
1225 W. Beaver Street,
Jacksonville, FL 32204. For more
information, call (904) 265-4700.

War in concert
The Florida Theatre welcomes
WAR to the stage Tuesday, August
31st. An American original; WAR
was the musical crossover phenom-
enon that fused rock, jazz, Latin,
and R&B, while transcending racial
and cultural barriers with a multi-
ethnic line-up. The Florida Theatre
is located at 128 East Forsyth Street
in Downtown Jacksonville. For
tickets, refunds or information
please call the Florida Theatre Box
Office at (904) 355-2787.

Free Evening
of Spoken Word
Come out and enjoy an evening of
Spoken Word at the Ritz Theater on


September 2nd, 2010. The free
event will start at 7 p.m. Spoken
word night is held on the first
Thursday of every month where
poets, writers, vocalists and some-
times musicians gather to present
and hear some of the area's most
powerful lyrical voices in a casual
open-mic setting. Call 632-5555 for
info.

Arnez J at the
Comedy Zone
Comedian Arnez J will be at the
Comedy Zone September 3-5.
Diverging from the hard-edged
raunchy and streetwise observation-
al styles of other contemporary
African-American comedians,
Amez J offers comic routines remi-
niscent of an earlier era of comedy.
For showtimes and tickets call 292-
4242.

State of the
Re:Union fundraiser
NPR's Jacksonville based 'State of
the Re:Union' will host its first
annual fundraiser 'SOTRU A
Celebration of Community' on
Wednesday, September 8, 2010,
6:30 9 p.m. at the Hicks
Auditorium at the Jacksonville
Public Library. Featuring a cocktail
hour complete with drinks and
passed hors'doeurves, the highlight
of the evening will be a perform-
ance by show host and spoken word
artist Al Letson. For tickets or more
information, call 215-41-.9879.

PRIDE Book
Club Meeting
The September meeting of the
PRIDE Book Club, Jacksonville's
oldest book club for people of color,
will be held on Friday,
September 10th at 7 p.m. hosted
by Ellen Young and Priscilla
Williamson. The book for discus-
sion will be "The Right Mistake"


by Walter Mosley. For more infor-
mation call 389-8417.

Comedian Mike Epps
& Friends in Concert
Comedian Mike Epps will be in
concert on Friday, October 8 at 7
p.m.at the Times Union Center. For
tickets call (800) 745-3000.

Jimmy Cliff in Concert
Reggae legend Jimmy cliff will be
in concert at the Florida Theatre on
October 14, 2010. Jimmy Cliff is
an internationally renowned
Jamaican reggae musician. He is
best known among mainstream
audiences for songs like "Sittin' in
Limbo", "You Can Get It If You
Really Want" and "Many Rivers to
Cross". For tickets,c all the box
office at 355-2787.

Comedian Earthquake
at the Comedy Zone
Earthquake, known for his special
brand of urban comedy, will be at
the Comedy Zone October 14-
16th. For tickets and showtimes
call 292-4242.

Jerry Seinfeld
in Concert
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will be in
concert on Friday, October 15th at
7 p.m. at the Times Unions Center.
For more information call (800)
745-3000.

Southern Women's Show
The annual Southern Women's
Show will be held October 21-24 at
the Prime Osborne Convention
Center. The annual event includes
savvy shopping, creative cooking
ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy
fashion shows, great celebrity
guests, and fabulous prizes. Times
are from 10 a.m. 8 p.m. For more
information, call 1-800-849-0248.


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Mfume keynoting 50th Anniversary of

NAACP's Axe Handle Saturday activities


Kweisi Mfume, Rev. Rudolph W.
McKissick Sr., Charles Cobb Jr.,
Stetson Kennedy, Sandra Birnhak,
Dr. James Loewen, Dr. Amett
Girardeau, and Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.
are featured speakers when the
Jacksonville Branch NAACP com-
memorates the 50th Anniversary of
the 1960 Sit-ins and Ax Handle
Saturday.
On August 27, 1960, after peace-
fully protesting racism and segrega-
tion by demonstrating at white
lunch counters in downtown
Jacksonville for two weeks, more
than 200 white males with ax han-
dles and baseball bats attacked
members of the Jacksonville Youth
Council NAACP. The Press called
that day, Ax Handle Saturday.
Four days of commemorative
activities will begin Wednesday
August 25, 2010 at 6:00 pm with a
Welcoming Program at the Ritz
Theatre and Museum featuring dis-
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Former President Bill Clinton
has already helped Rep. Kendrick
Meek raise money for his Senate
campaign. Now, a week before the
primary, he's rallying Florida vot-
ers to pull the congressmen back
ahead of billionaire Jeff Greene.
At the first of three stops
Monday, Clinton was met with a
roaring crowd of about 1,200 in a
stiflingly hot gym.
"I love Kendrick Meek. I'd be
here for him if I was the only vote
he had in the entire country, but I
also believe with all my heart that
he should be the next United States
senator from Florida," Clinton
said.
For more than a year, Meek was
the likely nominee. Then Greene,


who made millions in real estate
before topping billionaire status by
betting against the housing market
and cashing in when it collapsed,
entered the race on the final day
possible.
Even if Meek makes it out of the
primary, he'd have a challenge
ahead in November.
Republican Marco Rubio is
liked by conservatives and former
Gov. Charlie Crist is seeking to
draw Democratic support after
leaving the GOP and running as an
independent. Also, there seems to
be a backlash against Democrats
because of some of the programs
pushed through by the Obama
administration and Congress.
Clinton told the Broward County


audience not to worry about that.
"The Republicans have a very
simple message: We gave them a
year-and-a-half to fix the mess we
made," Clinton said, adding that
it's OK for people to be angry over
the nation's challenges, but that
doesn't mean they should shoot
themselves in the foot by giving up
on Democrats. "Whenever you
made a decision that was important
when you were mad, there's an 80
percent chance you made a mis-
take."
The race is now tight after
Greene spent millions of his for-
tune on commercials touting him-
self as a businessman and job cre-
ator while criticizing Meek for
being a career politician.


Shown above are original Axe Handle Saturday participants at the
commemorative marker dedication in Hemming Plaza. Mr. Grier,
Richard McKissick, Pat Pearson, Mary Ann Pearson, Lloyd Pearson,
Rodney Hurst, Alton Yates, Emily Lister (Jacksonville Historical
Society), Rometa Porter, Charles Skinner andArnett Girardeau.


Included in the lineup of activities are Rev. Rudolph McKissick, Sr., Stetson Kennedy and Kweisi Mfume.


cussions with: Stetson Kennedy -
Folklorist and author who infiltrat-
ed the Ku Klux Klan and lived to
tell about it; Charles Cobb Jr,
author, National Association of
Black Journalists Hall of Fame
member and Co-Founder-Student
Non-Violent Co-ordinating
Committee, Former Florida State
Senator Arnett Girardeau and
Rodney L. Hurst, Sr., author, and
President of the 1960 Jacksonville
Youth Council NAACP, will mod-
erate.
Jacksonville Branch NAACP
President, Isaiah Rumlin, calls the
Welcoming Program and the
evening, "...a real step back to
1960". In addition to the speakers
sharing their experiences and inter-
acting with the audience, the Ritz
Theatre and Museum will showcase
its expanded Civil Rights memora-
bilia exhibit.
Dr. James Loewen, celebrated
author of several critically
acclaimed books, will speak in the
Historic Sanctuary of the Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church Friday,
August 27, 2010 at 12:00 Noon.
Later that evening, renowned
theologian Rev. Rudolph W.
McKissick Sr., Senior Pastor of
theBethel Baptist Institutional
Church will address the 50th
Anniversary NAACP
Commemorative Mass Meeting in
the Main Sanctuary of Bethel on
this actual 50 year Anniversary date
of Ax Handle Saturday. Many 1960
Jacksonville Youth Council
NAACP members and NAACP


Officials from around the country
will attend this commemorative
program, along with a host of spe-
cial guests.
The evening will also featureper-
formances by Bethel's choir and
Attitudes Performing Arts Studio.
Distinguished Film Producer
Sandra Birnhak will host
Jacksonville's first Civil Rights
Film Festival at the Ritz Theatre
and Museum, Saturday August 8,
2010 at 10:00 am. Films to be
screened include "Scarred Justice:
The Orangeburg Massacre 1968"
about one of the bloodiest tragedies
of the Civil Rights era. After four
decades of deliberate denial three
black students killed at South
Carolina State College in
Orangeburg two years earlier. This
documentary finally offers the
definitive account of that tragic
incident and reveals the environ-
ment that allowed it to be buried for
so long. "Home of the Brave ", nar-
rated by Stockard Channing, exam-
ines the life of Viola Liuzzo, a 39-
year-old mother of five, who was
the only white woman killed during
the civil rights movement.
"Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy
of Harry T. Moore" is narrated by
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.
Kweisi Mfume wraps up the four
commemorative days on Saturday,
August 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm when
he addresses the Jacksonville
Branch NAACP 45TH Annual
Freedom Fund Dinner at the Hyatt
Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. A
former US Congressman, promi-


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mer head of the NAACP, Mfume
was recently selected to lead th
National Medical Association
(NMA). The NMA is the nation's
largest medical association repre-
senting more than 30,000 African
American physicians and their
patients. Tickets for the Dinner are
$60.00 and are available by con-
tacting the NAACP office at 904
764-7578 or 764-1753.


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Congo celebrates 50 years of independence
President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo reviews the troops in
Brazzaville during a parade marking a half century of independence of
Congo-Brazzaville From France. Some 10,000 troops and civilians
joined a parade Sunday to mark Congo-Brazzaville's 50 years of inde-
pendence from France, but celebrations were muted by the oil-rich
state's continued poverty.


African air travel nightmare blocks trade, tourism


,'DAKAR Flying in ---
Africa -- then fasten \our
seatbelt, grit your teeth and
hope for the best.
That could well be the
advice of seasoned trav-
ellers familiar with the
nightmare of making con-
necting flights, surprise,
stopovers and poor schedul-
ing that is strangling trade
and tourism on the conti- h
nen. .
Glenna Gordon, a free-
lance photographer based in
Liberia, is well-versed in
flights-gone-wrong.
A return trip to Monrovia
from Cameroon once
included a "surprise stop" in
Libreville and then another in
Mombasa, Kenya in east Africa,
crossing the continent "from one
ocean to another."
The trip took about 30 hours.
"It would have been faster to
take a pirogue (boat) across the
Gulf of Guinea," Gordon said.
While major international carri-
ers are flocking to Africa for a
slice of a vibrant and fast-growing
market, local airlines are still ham-
strung by complex restrictions
between states and government
interference 20 years after the
'Yamoussoukro Agreement' was
supposed to open up the skies.
"Its purpose was to liberalise air
services in the continent. It was a
great idea but little progress has
been made," Anthony Concil,
communications director for the
International Air Transport
Association, told AFP.
"Without the political will to
support the industry?s growth, and


Most African airlines are still state-owned.


the economic benefits that it will
bring, the potential for improving
connectivity is limited."
Dubai's Emirates is one of those
expanding fast into Africa and in
September launches the first direct
flight from west Africa to Asia,
from Dakar.
"It is not easy to travel around
Africa, that's for sure," said Tim
Clark, Emirates Airlines president.
"The European legacy has tend-
ed to dominate Africa and if you
wanted to go from Accra in Ghana
to Douala in Cameroon, about a
600-mile ((960 kilometres) flight,
you have to go over Paris and we
see that time and time again."
Emirates is helping Senegal's
national carrier to relaunch after its
collapse in 2009, which cut many
key direct flights within west
Africa from the regional hub.
"A good airline with more
options of flying has an impact on


trade and also on tourism and peo-
ple moving freely," said Ibrahima
Cheikh Diong, chairman of
Senegal Airlines.
According to Concil of IATA, 35
percent of goods traded interna-
tionally travel by air.
But with no clear vision by gov-
ernments to develop aviation as a
critical component of Africa?s
infrastructure, "the continent pays
the price in lost economic activity
and higher costs to do business."

Most African airlines are still
state-owned and in cases where
foreign investment is allowed, it is
limited up to 49 percent with no
management control.
"Often times, governments are
not helping. The industry cannot
operate like a normal business due
to government intervention. And
corruption is a problem in many
parts of the continent," said


- Council.
The African airline industry
ran up losses of 100 million
dollars in 2008 and 2009 but
was expected to make 100 mil-
lion dollars this year due to
strong traffic growth on the
back of expanding commodi-
tie-; trade, according to IATA.
\While demand in Africa
gi cent in 2007 and 2008, it fell
5.4 pei cent in 2009.
"It is expected to grow 13.5
percent this year, which is an
exaggeration due to the com-
parison with an extremely
-. eak '2009," Concil told AFP.
\Whnle better organised high-
ways in the sky are sorely
needed, the main priority is still
safety in the world's most danger-
ous region for air travel which has
an accident rate 14 times worse
than the global average.


Shown above, a Haitian child holds a Dominican Republic peso as he
begs with other children in the streets of Santo Domingo, Dominican
Republic.. More Haitian children are begging on the streets of the
Dominican Republic, a sign that the economic gulf between the neigh-
boring nations has grown wider since the Jan. 12 earthquake.
Begging Haitian children flood the

streets of the Dominican Republic


SANTO DOMINGO, DR -
Haitian children, some believed to
be brought by traffickers, roam
the fruit stands and dangerous
medians of Santo Domingo in the
Dominical Republic, collecting
pesos from passers-by. No one
knows how many, but their pres-
ence has grown by the dozens
over the past six months, aid
groups say.
"They are vulnerable to all kinds
of dangers in the streets," said
Maria Elena Asaud, a UNICEF
child-protection expert in the
Dominican Republic.
Those dangers include being
abused, forced into prostitution
and exploited by traffickers for
their begging wages.
The Jan. 12 earthquake killed an
estimated 300,000 people and dis-
placed more than 2 million more.
Many of those who survived fled
to the countryside or tent encamp-


South Africa's Women's Day takes


(GIN) Following in the steps of
20,000 women who in 1956
marched to the Union Buildings,
seat of government, in Pretoria, to
protest racist pass laws, hundreds
of women marked the day, Aug. 9,
known as national Women's Day.
Led by Tshwane executive mayor
Gwen Ramokgopa, ihe march was
held under the banner of "Working
together for equal opportunity and
progress for women."
Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille
paid tribute to the daughters and
granddaughters of the women of
1956. "Over half a century later,
on Women's Day ... there is cause
for some celebration, but much


needs do be done."
A more critical note was sound-
ed by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
who faulted the African National
Party (ANC) party for failing to
implement its own policies espe-
cially those concerning women.
"I wouldn't say the ANC has
failed women ... it's the responsi-
bility of every South African to
transform society", she said. But
South African women need more
than annual women's rallies to
solve their inequality, she said.
President Jacob Zuma agreed
that rapid gender and racial trans-
formation in the private sector was
crucial. He urged men to "confront


ments around the capital, but the
nearby Dominican Republic
always has been a powerful eco-
nomic lure.
While Haiti was ripped apart by
political upheaval over the past
three decades, the Dominican
Republic opened its shores to
tourists and its finances to
Washington-based multilateral
institutions.
Haitians for decades have sought
opportunity working on the
streets, sugar plantations and
tourist resorts of the Dominican
Republic, risking discrimination
and sometimes violence.
An estimated 9,000 Haitians
have migrated across the border
since the earthquake, increasing
the Haitian-born population by 15
percent to an estimated 600,000,
said Sigfrido Pared, the country's
immigration director.


aim at inequality
their attitudes and insecurities".
Currently, less than 3 percent of
top level directors in the private
sector are Black women, while
colored and Indian women make
up only 1 percent each of all top
management positions, according
to a new study.
Minister for Women, Children
and People with Disabilities
Noluthando Mayende-Sibiya, said
a planned new law would look at
equal pay for equal work and "50-
50 representation and participation
of women in decision-making
structures". She said the bill will
be introduced in Parliament soon.


Nigerian-born U.S. citizen pursuing his dream in Poland


by George Curry
VIENNA, Austria I've always
been fascinated by stories of peo-
ple overcoming tremendous odds
en route to personal and profes-
sional success. I'll never forget
reading about Mary Frances
Berry's impoverished childhood in
Nashville, Tenn. In a book of inter-
views titled And Still We Rise,
Berry, an attorney, a professor at
the University of Pennsylvania and
former chair of the U.S.
Commission on Civil Rights, told
author Barbara Reynolds:
"My mother made so little
money around the time I was 4
years old that we stayed at an
orphanage funded in part by a
local charity. During that period
we were hungry. We almost
starved. My mother did not know.
The guy who ran the orphanage
would eat pork chops for dinner
and then sell the kids the bones. I
will never forget that."
Robert L. Williams will never
forget that at the ae of 15, he
scored 82 on an IQ t\st, just three
points above the speci education
tract. He graduated from\ Philander


Smith College in Little Rock, Ark.
(cum laude), earned a masters
degree in education at Wayne State
University in Detroit and earned
his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at
Washington University in St.
Louis. He was the founding direc-
tor of the Black Studies
Department at Washington
University and is credited with
coining the term Ebonics, which
he calls the true language of
African-Americans. He also devel-
oped the Black Intelligence Test of
Cultural Homogeneity, better
known as the BITCH test, to
demonstrate how tests can be cul-
turally biased.
Hilda L. Solis, a Latina, experi-
enced ethnic and gender bias as a
student. Speaking at the National
Urban League's centennial confer-
ence earlier this month in
Washington, she recounted how
one of her high school counselors
told her that she was not college
material and perhaps she should
focus on becoming a secretary. She
later became a secretary -
Secretary of Labor in the Obama
administration.


While traveling on
public transportation
in Vienna, I met a 27-
year-old man who 4
has an inspiring and
didactic story about
the need to follow r
one's dreams. Like
me, he was visiting
Vienna.
Seun Alabi (pro-
nounced a-labi), the
youngest of three
children, was born in
Nigeria and moved
with his parents to
Dallas at the age of
14. But he never forgot Se
the suffering he saw in his native
land and thought that by becoming
a physician, he could help alleviate
some of the pain.
"When I was about 10 years old,
that's when I knew it was my call-
ing," he explained. "Coming from
Nigeria, I was able to see a lot of
things. My goal in life is to go
back to Africa and make a differ-
ence. I saw people dying from sim-
ple things like malaria. If there was
a capable doctor, it could be treat-


un Alabi


ed. I said, 'I'm
going to come
back to
Nigeria and
I'm going to
make a differ-
e n c e '
Everything I
did from that
point on has
been working
toward my
goal of
becoming a
doctor."
After gradu-
-- ating from the
University of


North Texas in Dallas, Alabi
applied to 10 U.S. medical
schools. All 10 rejected his appli-
cation.
Instead of abandoning his child-
hood dream, Alabi became more
determined to fulfill it. Talking
with friends in the Caribbean, he
learned about www.valuemd.com,'
a website about international med-
ical schools. Alabi learned that he
could take all of his courses in
English at the Medical University


of Lodz in Poland. He applied, was
accepted, and moved 5,000 miles
away to a new country sight
unseen
"I was going to a country I had
never been to," he said. "I didn't
have any family members there
and I was going to be far away
from them. But as a man, I have to
do what I have to do. I had to pur-
sue my dream."
In pursuit of his dream, Alabi
had to make some major adjust-
ments.
"Poland is really different from
the States," he said, laughing. "It's
really, really different. In Dallas,
it's hot. It's cold in Poland. Last
year, it was minus-20."
How does he deal with the frigid
cold?
"1 don't think about it," he says.
"I focus on my books and why I
am there. I have my heater on in
my dorm, I have my blanket and I
just sleep and study."
On the rare occasions when he
leaves campus, he realizes he is an
object of curiosity.
"The unfortunate thing is that
there's still racism in Poland, like


what are you doing in our country?
The older people who don't speak
English are intimidated. It's differ-
ent with the young people, I guess
because of MTV and BET. So, we
interact better."
Instead of thinking about the
reactions of others, he focuses on
himself.
"I just have to adapt," he said.
"Things are different here. Even at
McDonald's, the portions are so
small. There is no supersizing of
meals. But it's an okay country.
It's very clean. Outside of school, I
don't do much."
Inside of school, Alabi says he
makes mostly A's and ranks in the
top 15 percent of his class. He is
entering his fourth and final year
of med school and hopes to do his
residency requirements in the
United States before returning to
Nigeria.
"I am excited about my future,"
Alabi said. "I feel that the sky is
my starting point, not my limit."
George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief
of Emerge magazine and the NNPA News
Service, is a keynote speaker: moderator;
and media coach. He can be reached
through his site, www.georgecury.com.


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U. S. Seen to Back a

'Goodluck' Win in

2011 Nigerian Polls
(GIN) Nigerian President Goodluck
Jonathan may already have U.S. support locked
-B up for a 2011 reelection bid. The rationale,
according to an editorial in the Vanguard news-
paper of Nigeria, is the global energy war.
The "war" pits the U.S. against China and
India on one hand and the unstable supply source in the Middle East and
Africa on the other. The battle is to decide who controls the supply
source. At stake is the $16 trillion investment in the development of oil
production and distribution between 2011 to 2030 in anticipation of a
rise in energy demand of 35 per cent.
Former American diplomats have been quietly meeting Nigeria's offi-
cials of state, the paper reports, citing a recent visit by Walter
Carrington, former US Ambassador to Nigeria, and a meeting between
Hillary Clinton and Foreign Affairs Minister Odein Ajumogobia.
A further opportunity to burnish the Nigerian leader's credentials
comes next month when Pres. Jonathan attends the UN General
Assembly in NY.


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Mother Effect


Continued from page 4
and spirit. Practicing religious
discipline, doctrine and attendance
goes beyond hair styles, dress size,
manicure and pedicure, shoes and
hats. Worship is not trying to
impress the pastors or priests or
them to get your attention. The
worship service is on a spiritual
level not physical. Mothers should
encourage and model reading bibli-
cal scripture to your daughters to
show the importance of biblical
order in ones life and applying
those to relationships. Reading bib-
lical scripture at an early age devel-
ops early communication skills,
cognitive processing and strength-
ening values, morals and spirituali-
ty. Whether it is the The Holy
Qur'an, The Holy Tanakh, The
Gustav Vasa Bible and the King
James Version.
Girls and Healthy Living
A parents teaching and guidance
are responsible for their child's sex-
ual behavior, this is why modeling
and education are important.
Unexpected or unwanted pregnan-
cy can keep young women from
completing high school, delaying
college and even delay taking GED
courses for a diploma. Duval
County has consistently been in the
double digits for AIDS related
deaths from 2004 to 2008. In rela-
tion to Sexually Transmitted
Disease Duval County is consistent
since 2006 and increasing. Reports
of new HIV cases have grown from
2006 (208) to 2008 (264). Mothers
must teach their girls if there is a
pregnancy it is important to have
neonatal care as soon as possible to
cease any behaviors that are dan-
gerous to the unborn child and the
expectant mother. Reports of infant
mortality are overwhelming. Young
teen girls are having sex as early as
11 years old and the ages fluctuate
between 12 and 13 for girls engag-
ing in direct intercourse or oral sex.
Mothers Need Help Sometimes
Mothers are not without available
resources to help with their daugh-
ters. As a teacher prevention and
proactively addressing issues,
being prepared is better than being
taken unaware of failing grades,
unplanned pregnancy, low self
esteem or other challenges that girls
will face in their lives. The pres-
ence of community organizations
help to redirect, refocus and edu-
cate young ladies. The wrong
choices can have life long dire con-
sequences, and the correct choices
can help with a life filled with suc-
cess and achievement. When a
mother needs help if there is
Internet access search for local
community support agencies or
charities.
Conclusion
There are many challenges and
distractions for young ladies.
Mothers must be diligent to keep
the lines of communication open
between themselves and their chil-
dren. Daughters require a close
relationship with their parents.
Traditionally girls are more vulner-
able in many ways than boys, and
are in need of more guidance and to
be taught to rely on their cognitive
gifts not physical attributes. Girls
are inundated with television and
magazine ads about "how" they are
supposed to look, feel, act, interact
with others, and seek to\be older,
but many girls are not em tionally
ready to accept this behavior.
Their actions are display in the
classroom and in many case, there


is appropriate and respectful inter-
action, but at times redirection and
counseling is needed. A mother is to
show their girls that she is great just
the way she is. Mother's help your
daughters make this school year
better than the last year and not to
rely just on one test to show how
successful she is. You may be rais-
ing the next President, Senator,
Supreme Court Justice, Doctor,
Civil Rights Leader or Corporate
Executive.


Black male serial killer won't fight


extradition to Michigan to face murder


After an alleged bizarre crime
spree, Elias Abuelazam, an Israeli
citizen, was arrested last week and
accused in a series of stabbings
across three states. The attacks
resulted in the death of five people
and the wounding of 13 others.
The youngest victim was 15,
while the oldest was 67. At least 15
victims were black, although there's
no evidence that race played a role,
Michigan prosecutor David Leyton
said. A motive is currently
unknown.
Abuelazam is suspected of
attacking people in Michigan, Ohio
and Virginia, leaving five people
dead and 13 wounded. He was
arrested in Atlanta as he prepared to
board a flight to his native Israel.
He was in the country legally.
The 33-year-old man appeared in
an Atlanta courtroom on Friday,
agreeing to be extradited to
Michigan to face charges in one of
the attacks an attempted murder in
a July 27th knife strike in Flint,
Mich., which put the victim in a
hospital for a week. Authorities said
more charges were expected.
Abuelazam is charged with
attacking Antwione Marshall of
Flint, who said he was approached
by the suspect as he was going in to
his apartment building. After telling


Marshall he needed help with his
car, Abuelazam plunged a knife in
to him. Three of his organs were
cut, and he now has a long scar
from his chest to his pelvic area.
The Flint stabbings started in
May, shortly after Abuelazam is
believed to have returned to the
U.S. from Israel, with the attacker
approaching men on lonely roads at
night and asking for directions or
help with a broken-down car. Then
he would pull out a knife, plunge it
in to his victim and speed away.
Marshall, 26, said he wants to
retaliate but also said, "I'll let God
handle it. Every time I look at my
scar, I get angry."
David Motley, 31; Emmanuel A.
Muhammad, 59; Darwin Marshall,
43; and Arnold R. Minor, 49 all of
Flint and Frank Kellybrew, 60, of
Flint Township were murdered
before Aug. 4th, when authorities
concluded the attacks were the
work of a serial killer.
There has been rampant specula-
tion about Abuelazam's motives,
with authorities in Michigan openly
stating the crimes were racially
motivated and authorities in
Virginia refusing to speculate.
Thankfully, residents of Flint,
Mich., weren't down with the idiot-
ic "stop-snitching" movement. A tip


- one of more than 500 led police
this week to a market in Mount
Morris Township, outside Flint,
where Abuelazam had worked for a
month. Investigators talked with
employees, and a store video
showed that he matched the
description of the man wanted by
authorities.
Abuelazam, who had been living
in Atlanta, obtained a $3,000 ticket
to Tel Aviv from his uncle and made
it as far as Hartsfield-Jackson


Atlanta International Airport, where
officers snatched the man after he
was paged over the intercom and
asked to come up to the airline
counter.
Good old-fashioned snitching
and neighborhood vigilance seems
to have led to getting this dangerous
killer off the streets. Hopefully, as
more information is released we
will learn a lot more about
Abuelazam and his alleged motiva-
tions.


Court stops gay marriages in California
indefinitely Sex-same couples in the Golden State will have
to wait until at least December 6, 2010 to even think about marrying. A
federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold
indefinitely while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay
marriage ban. The decision was issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, undoing the earlier suspension which
would have allowed gay marriages to start as early as this week. While
heterosexuals of any ilk including batterers and philanderers continue to
marry, gays have to wait.


Suspected serial killer Elias Abuelazam.


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Five years
Katrina, director S
to New Orleans
ambitious plans
Crescent City are p
all-new, four-hour
God is Willing and


Spike returns to Bayou for new documentary
after Hurricane Rise". He finds a patchwork of most unique city once again. The wave of optimism, led by the Who awaited financial restitution. ed Lower Ninth Ward and St.
Spike Lee returns hope and heartache in a story that is film debuts in two parts on Monday Dat Nation, the community of pas- Amidst the ambitious plans to Bernard's Parish. The four large
to see how the book-ended by a pair of momentous August 23rd and 24th from 9 11 sionate fans of the NFL champion reinvent the city, Lee also p u b 1 i c
to reinvent the events the historic 2010 Super p.m. New Orleans Saints football team. uncovered a deep
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playing out in the
documentary "If
d the Creek Don't


Bowl victory and the disastrous
British Petroleum oil spill that
changed the history of America's


Oprah Winfrey's new network, OWN, i
receive a further $89 million in funding fi
Discovery Communications, Variety report
citing a Friday regulatory filing. Discovery
previously committed to putting up $100
lion in financing the joint-venture, but whe
reported its second-quarter earnings this mo.:
it said its investment in the start of the cable:
work would exceed what had originally bi
earmarked.
The new cash infusion comes in exchange
Ms. Winfrey agreeing to increase her on-air commitment to OWN, incl
ing hosting or starting in a show on the network. The Oprah Wins
Network is set to debut on January 1, 2011.
The Gap Band's Robert Wilson Passes Away at Age 53
Robert Wilson, who played bass along-
side two of his brothers in the funky
R&B group the Gap Band, passed away
on Sunday, at the age of 53. It is believed
Wilson suffered a heart attack, at his
home in a suburb of Los Angeles.
The Gap Band has four platinum
albums and 15 Top Ten hits -- including
four that made it all the way to the top. In
2004, one of their signature tracks, 'You
Dropped a Bomb on Me,' was featured in the video game 'Grand TI
Auto: San Andreas' -- like many of their other hits, it's also been sam1
by countless other artists during the last two decades.
TBS' 'Are We There Yet' Gets 90 More Episodes
TBS likes what it
sees in the sitcom
"Are We There -
Yet?"
The network has
ordered 90 addition-
al episodes of the W
series, which stars
Terry Crews and .
Essence Atkins,
according to
reports.
A spinoff of the ..
2005 film starring ..
Ice Cube and Nia L ong, the TBS series about a family adjusting to life v
%fadeha enraged 2 v,inulion viewers since premiering ind un
--tereWe-fPhere Net? has proven itself to be an extremely strong addit
to TBS's comedy lineup," said Michael Wright, executive vice presic
and head of programming for TBS. The show "attracts a young, dive
audience, making it an especially good fit for our Wednesday night slatc
original sitcoms." TBS airs back-to-back episodes of Are We There Y
Wednesday at 9.


The story cuntimus tn e story U
the rebirth of the Big Easy, begun in
Lee's epic, Emmy winning 2006
documentary "When the Levees
Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts."
Alongside the city's storied ability
to celebrate life with unmatchable
ebullience, Lee documents the suc-
cesses and failures in the ongoing
efforts to restore housing, health-
care, education, economic growth
and law and order to a battered but
unbowed community.
"We knew when we finished the
first film that the story wasn't
over," says Lee. "It was clear it
would take a long time for the city
to get back on its feet."
Lee and his crew arrived in New
Orleans in Feb. 2010 during a new


I le UUUmood i iNew Urleans was
great when we got there," Lee
recalls. "They'd just won a Super
Bowl. They had a new mayor and
people's spirits were high."
New Orleanians were also
encouraged by a series of legal vic-
tories that promised accountability
for some of the devastating damage
done to their homes by massive
flooding during and after the storm.
Notably, in Nov. 2009, a federal
district court ruled that the Army
Corps of Engineers was culpably
negligent for poor maintenance of
the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet
(MR-GO), a major navigation chan-
nel, which led to some of the worst
flooding after Hurricane Katrina.
The ruling paved the way for long-


Montana and father Laurence Fishburne
Montana Fishburne has hopes of rekin-
dling relationship with father post porn


Montana Fishburne's hopes of
resuming a speaking relationship
with her famous father has appar-
ently run into a brick wall.
The "actress" tells TMZ that she
called her father on Monday and
spoke to him for the first time since
her porn aspirations were revealed.
According to Montana, her dad
said, "I'm not going to speak with
you 'till you turn your life around."
It was leaked last month that the
19-year-old Fishbume is starring in
a video for Vivid Eniertainment,
best known for distributing celeb-
driven sex tapes by Kim
Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson.
But unlike those tapes, which were
p resented as private home videos
leaked to the public, Fishburne's


turn as an adult film star is a more
scripted affair. This inspired anoth-
er complaint from the elder
Fishburne when he spoke to his
daughter.
"You used your last name," he
said, according to Montana. "No
one uses their real name in porn."
"I feel pretty confident that I can
work things out with him," she told
TMZ on Aug. 3. "I think he wants
to support me in everything I do,
and though he sees this now as a"
negative, 1 believe in rune he will
view it as a positive."


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mistrust.
Many resi-
dents say .
th at
recovery
efforts
mask an
effort to
transform the
city famous for
letting the good times
roll into an "economic
engine" that will benefit only an
elite few.
A lack of affordable housing is
one of several serious ongoing
problems faced by the city's poor,
especially the primarily African-
American residents of the devastat-


'- housing
developments have been shuttered,
and rents have soared, with the
average fair-market value of an
apartment rising from $578 in 2005
to $881 in 2009. Only 38 percent of
the private homes destroyed in the
hurricane have been rebuilt.


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Asheville remembers sit-ins on 50th anniversary -
- Cordelia Chambers, from left, Rosa E. Davis and her daughter Shelva
Davis attend the 50th anniversary of the Asheville Woolworth's lunch


PORT AU PRINCE Haiti's presidential candidate and Hip hop singer


In praise of Black love The hands of President Barack counter sit-in the Woolworth Walk in the city's downtown last weekend.. Wyclef Jean, second right, greet supporters at the airport in Pc
Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama rest on the railing of a boat Rosa Davis, along with Chambers' husband, Marvin, were members the Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010. Jean said that if he is elected
as they tour St. Andrews Bay in Panama city Beach, Fla., Sunday. Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality, which organized the sit- to change Haiti's constitution to allow dual citizenship and
August 15, 2010. in that desegregated the downtown lunch counter. living abroad the right to vote.


Basketball Hall of Fame welcomes 2 great Olympic champions


Larry Bird had the last word in
the debate between two great
Olympic champions.
Bird stopped just short of calling
his Dream Team the best squad ever
assembled. But he seized on
remarks by Jerry West to take a dig
at their gold medal predecessors
and fellow Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame inductees.
West had talked about the diffi-
cult conditions his team faced 50
years ago in Rome, when the play-
ers were housed in dorms without
air and had a $1 per diem.
"I don't know who had the best
team, but I know the team in 1960
was a hell of a lot tougher than we
were," Bird said. "I couldn't imag-
ine the '92 team getting in a covered
wagon for eight days, going across
the country, jumping in the Atlantic
Ocean, swimming for six days, then
walking 3,000 miles to the
Coliseum in Rome for a dollar a
day."
The members of the 1992
Olympic champions joined Bird on
stage at Symphony Hall last week-
end, the final inductees of the night.
Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and
the rest of the famed squad were


Bird's teammates in his last compet-
itive games, a powerful and popular
group widely credited for the
growth of international basketball.
"Pretty good way to go out, win-
ning the gold medal," Bird said.
The 1960 Olympians, a college
team led by Oscar Robertson and
West that was nearly as dominant as
the Dream Team, were enshrined


earlier in the ceremony.
"We were really special. It was
wonderful," Robertson said. "It was
great to be beside Jerry and all these
guys. We had a great time."
Dream Teamers Scottie Pippen
and Karl Malone also were induct-
ed as individuals.
Pippen opened his acceptance
speech by praising Jordan, his fel-


The 1992 gold winning USA Basketball team included "Dream
Team" members Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.


low six-time NBA champion from
the Chicago Bulls for being "the
best teammate."
A little-known player from
Central Arkansas when the Bulls
got him in 1987, Pippen was the
first player inducted. With Jordan
standing nearby on stage as his pre-
senter, Pippen said he would "cher-
ish their relationship forever."
"Who knew that No. 23 would be
here 23 years later presenting me to
the Naismith Basketball Hall of
Fame?" Pippen said.
The presenter does not speak, and
Jordan also didn't speak when the
Dream Team assembled on stage.
His remarks last year during his
enshrinement speech drew some
criticism after he singled out indi-
viduals whose slights had provided
him with motivation.
"I hope I did it the way my peers
did it before me," Malone said. "I
didn't do anything but try to play
hard."
Cynthia Cooper, the first Hall of
Famer from the WNBA, recalled a
time when she lacked confidence in
herself before going on to become
the league's first star.
"Something special happens


)rt-au-Prince,
he will work
give Haitians


2010 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees including players from the
1992 USA Olympic Dream Team, at center from left, Magic Johnson,
David Robinson, and Larry Bird pose at the Hall of Fame Museum in


Springfield, Mass. last weekend.
when you believe in yourself," she
said. "Every time I stepped on the
court, I wanted to be the best play-
er, the best person I could be."
Coach Bob Hurley of St.
Anthony's High School in New
Jersey, and Lakers owner Jerry
Buss also were inducted. Dennis
Johnson, former Baltimore Bullets


star Gus Johnson and Brazilian
Maciel "Ubiratan" Pereira were
enshrined posthumously.
The focus this year was on teams
more than individuals. All the living
players from the 1960 champions
were in Springfield, including Hall
of Famers Walt Bellamy and Jerry
Lucas.


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