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Mrs. Perry's free press
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Jacksonville, Fla
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Underwear bomber decides

to represent himself in court
Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, the Nigerian man accused of trying to
blow up a plane last Christmas, wants to represent himself. Abdul
Mutallab says that he no longer wants to be represented by federal
defenders. The British-educated son of a Nigerian bank executive, is
accused of trying to set off a bomb hidden in his underwear aboard a
plane from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to Detroit on December 25.
Judge Nancy Edmunds granted his request after asking him a series of
legal questions. She did appoint standby counsel for Abdul Muttallab.
Bot John Allen Muhummad and Colin Ferguson represented themselves
in their own trials.

Carol Moseley Braun considering

run for Chicago mayor
Carol Moseley Braun may put her hat in the ring to succeed outgoing
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, sources said.
The former U.S. Senator was flooded with calls last week after Daley
made the surprise announcement that he would not seek a seventh term
in office encouraging her to mull a run for the mayoral post.
Braun, who made history in 1993 as the first African-American female
U.S. Senator, said she is "seriously considering it."
After leaving the U.S. Attorney's office as a federal prosecutor in
Chicago in 1977, she was elected state representative the next year. In
1987 she was elected Cook County Recorder of Deed. Five years later,
history was made in the U.S. Senate. Braun held the post for one six-year
ternn. She served a U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa from
1999 to 2001 under the Clinton administration.
Braun currently runs her Chicago-based company, Good Food
Organics, the parent company of Ambassador Organics, which manufac-
tures several products including coffee, food spices, olive oil and tea. She
founded the company five years ago.

Ethics trials of Watson, Rangel

won't be before mid-term elections
Watchers on Capitol Hill don't expect the ethics trials of Reps. Charlie
Rangel and Maxine Waters' to begin until after midterm elections in
November. It's feared that the trials could overly politicize the ethics
process, but for both Rangel and Waters, the charges have already been
wrought with political controversy.
Both lawmakers are publicly fighting their battles, hinting that the
scales of scrutiny are tipped heavily against black lawmakers.
Over the summer, the House ethics committee released 13 charges
against Rangel. They included damning allegations that the longtime
Harlem congressman had tried to use his political sway as chainnan of
the Ways & Means Committee to woo corporate donors in financing his
self-named institute at City College of New York.
Waters faces three charges of her own, stemming from her dealings with
OneUnited, a bank in which her husband was a former board member
and owned over $250,000 in stocks.

Ronald Walters, renown expert

on Black politics, dead at 72
Ronald Walters, a political scientist who was a
renowned expert on black politics, has died at age
72. Walters, who taught at Howard University and
the University of Maryland, died of cancer. Walters
was a scholar of the politics of race who always
made time to talk to reporters. He was also an
activist, having participated in what many believe to
be the first lunch-counter sit-in in his home town of
Wichita, Kan., in 1958.
As record numbers of African Americans began winning seats in
Congress after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Walters sug-
gested blacks could pool their resources into an organization that would
represent the interests of their constituencies.
In 2003, he predicted a resurgent white conservative movement in his
book "White Nationalism, Black Interests: Conservative Public Policy
and the Black Community." When Hurricane Katrina devastated New
Orleans in 2005, Dr. Walters became a leading voice in highlighting the
inequality that tarnished the bright edges of the American dream.

Congressman Conyers' wife begins

prison sentence for taking bribes
Former Detroit city council president Monica Conyers has reported to
Alderson Federal Prison in West Virginia to begin a 37-month sentence
for corruption.
The Bureau of Prisons says Conyers arrived last week at the minimum-
security camp in Alderson, W.Va., about 500 miles from Detroit.
It's the same place where Martha Stewart was sent after being convict-
ed in a stock-trading case in 2004.
Tucked in the Allegheny Mountains, Alderson's 1,128 female inmates
have access to washers, dryers, microwave ovens, hair dryers, curling
irons and cosmetology areas where inmate-to-inmate pedicures and man-
icures are allowed. In fact, the facility's nick name is "Camp Cup Cake.''
Conyers admitted taking bribes to support a sludge contract. She is the
wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a Detroit Democrat and chairman of the
House Judiciary Committee.

Volume 23 No.51 Jacksonville, Florida September 16-22, 2010

IDavT IT (fi itib only 23% of

Black males graduate in Duval County

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Elected officials, activists, preachers, and representatives from the NAACP flanked educational expert Dr. John Jackson of the Schott
Foundation at the press conference held in front of the Duval County School Board designed to spearhead a course of action for change. FMP

The recently released "Yes \Ve
Can" report by the Schott
Foundation revealed that Duval
County is one of the poorest school
districts in the nation when it comes
to the graduation of Black males.
With only 23% matriculating, their
future looks dim in Duval County.
The news hit the city like a brick.
I know things are bad but who
knew it was that bad," said Carlita
Lowe, mother of a 12 year old.
Declaring that the dismal gradu-
ation rate for black males in Florida
is "critical and unacceptable,"
Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill, Sr.
spearheaded a press conference last
week launching a movement to turn
things around in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville is only beat out

nationally for the lowest graduation
rates {or Black male students by
fellow Florida districts in Pinellas
County, Fla. (21%); Palm Beach
County, Fla. (22%). Statewide,
white students are 20 percent more
likely to graduate than their black
counterparts, the study found.
Citing different methodologies of
computing matriculation, the
Department of Education says the
graduation rate of Black males is
actually closer to 51%.
Following the press conference a
roundtable discussion was held on
what could be done.
Schott Foundation CEO Dr. John
Jackson presented a cadre of
proven effective solutions that -
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State's top church choirs compete

in Jax to win $50,000 top prize

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Shown above, local artist Daniel Wynn autographs his commissioned "How Sweet the Sign" poster. Shown right, Kelly Neal director of
Revelation from Southside Church of Christ in Orlando, accepts the $15,000 prize for Best Small Choir and V-Cast Winner at the Veterans
Memorial Arena last weekend from CeCe Winans and Kirk Franklin. Best overall winner, Love and Faith Community Church from
Tallahassee won the all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete for the finals in November.

With ticket prices starting at only
S5. Jacksonville residents had the
opportunity to witness some of the
Gospel world's best stars in addi-
tion to unknown talent at the
Verizon How Sweet the Sound
Competition held last weekend at
the Veteran's Memorial Are;ia.
Participating choirs were v yinmy to
be named "The Best Church Choir
in America".
Jacksonville's Church ofc
Pentecost Sanctuary Choirwat s onei

of seven choirs competing before
C'eCe Winans. Donald Lawrence,
Ma rin Sapp. other judges and a
live audience.
Selected choirs reached the
regional competition based on a
recorded performance they submit-
ted to contest judges. plus online
\stiiin b\ the public.
The % inners of the weekend con-
irt ad the opportunity to win
5tl.l in in cash and prizes. The
\ii icr \\ill no\v advance to the

national final in Washington, D.C.,
where "The Best Church Choir In
America" will be crowned and up
to $50.000 in cash and prizes will
be awarded.
The other Florida regional final-
ists competing in Jacksonville
include Revelation (Orlando);
Psalms of Praise (Jasper); Servants
With A Mission (Fort Pierce); New
Life Tabernacle (Seffner); Love and
Faith Community Church
(Tallahassee); and New Life

"How Sweet the Sound is much
more than a singing competition for
choirs it is an opportunity to cele-
brate the unique ways that gospel
music connects people," said Pam
Tope, Florida region president for
Verizon Wireless. "We're very
proud to reward these local choirs
for their hard work and dedication,
and to provide this opportunity to
share their talent and passion with
bigger audiences."



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Steps to Transition Through Leadership Networking

Lessen the
pain increase
the gain: get
outside of your comfort zone. \ou
must mix and mingle with all
kinds of people at different levels
of the organization.
Change your mind-set about
networking by finding a good role
model that you respect. someone
who is effectively networking.
Networking is not hypothetical or
methodical. Who vou know and
what you know are equally
Allocate the time; re-allocate
your time from the mundane of

daily tasks to the challenge of cul-
tivating a broad range of key rela-
Work from the outside in when
establishing contact with senior
and/or pow erful people. Find out
what the\ like and do outside the
organization and help out. get
Ask and you shall receive: the
best networkers take every oppor-
tunity to give to. and receive
from. the network. whether they
need help or not.
Have something to contribute.
Bring expertise, and give first. At
the very least connect two people

w ho would benefit from meeting
each other.
Stick to it. It is less a matter of
will than skill. Networking is not
a talent: nor does it require a gre-
garious extroverted personality. It
is a skill. one that takes practice
and time.
Bottom Line: Effective busi-
ness leaders spend a lot of time
everyday gathering the infor-
mation they need to meet their
goals, relying on informal dis-
cussions with a lot of people
who are not necessarily in
charge of an issue or task.

Put Your Financial Windfall to Good Use

By Jason Alderman
Statisticians say the odds of win-
ning the lottery are about the same
as being struck by lightning. There
are many other. smaller financial
windfalls you're much more likely
to experience everything from tax
refunds to inheritances to a raise or
bonus at work.
The question is: If you do reap an
expected or unexpected windfall.
what precautions can you take to
ensure that extra money isn't just

washed down the drain? Here are a
few suggestions:
Before going on a spending spree.
stash the money in savings until
you've examined your total finan-
cial picture. Weigh existing debts,
upcoming expenses and future
needs (like retirement and college
savings) to make sure you apply the
money where it's needed most.
If you routinely get large tax
refunds, you're giving the govern-
ment interest-free loans. Instead.

African Business Summit at UNF
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton will join the Jacksonville Sister Cities
Association (JSCA) for an Africa Business and Cultural Summit to cele-
brate the 10th anniversary of the twinning between Jacksonville, Florida
and Nelson Mandela Bay (formerly known as Port Elizabeth), South
A three-day event is planned to target the local business and cultural com-
munities to stimulate trade and the exchange of ideas between corporate,
small business, non-profits and those interested in the Nelson Bay
Municipality/Port Elizabeth area of South Africa.
African Business Summit Agenda
Fri., Sept. 17, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.: African Business and Cultural Summit
Location: UNF Student Union Building
This event is designed to foster business and trade relationships
between Jacksonville and Nelson Mandela Bay.
Sat., Sept. 18, 6 9 p.m.: Africa Night Gala
Location: UNF Student Union Ballroom
The Africa Night Gala is an annual premier event for the Nelson
Mandela Bay Committee. Participants will enjoy African cuisine delica-
cies and live entertainment provided by Fuzzy Band of Nigeria.
Sun., Sept. 19, 1 la.m. 2 p.m.: Worship By The Sea
Location: American Beach Community Center, 1600 Julia St, Fernandina
A free praise and worship service will be held; friends and family from
all faiths and organizations are encouraged to participate.
Registration is required and seating is limited for the three-day event. For
more information or to register for the events, please visit http://nelson-

Black Expo set

for October 8 & 9

The 9th annual Florida Black Expo, on October 8-9 in Jacksonville,
Florida. The theme this year is "Faith, Family and Fun". Florida Black
Expo 2010 will feature over 200 exhibitors and attracting over 18,000 vis-
itors. This family-oriented presentation exposes the community to busi-
ness opportunities and cultural resources. Florida Black Expo 2010
includes the following: seminars, workshops, health fair, hair competition,
vendors, national guest speakers, national recording artists, live entertain-
ment, youth activities (Kid Zone), food vendors, local talent on local stage
and more.
For more information call, 904-727-7451 or 800-419-2417.

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fill out a new W-4 form to recalcu-
late how much is being deducted
with the goal to break even on next
year's taxes. It's smarter to put that
money to work for you now than to
count on a big refund check later.
Pay off debt. Usually the best
choice when extra money comes
your way is to pay down high-inter-
est debt. like credit cards, a car loan
or student loans although note that
student loan interest may be tax-
Save for emergencies. Experts rec-
ommend putting aside three to six
months of living expenses in case
you lose your job, incur unexpected
medical expenses or experience
other unplanned events. Put the
money in a high-yield money mar-
ket savings account or a short-term
certificate of deposit (CD). You can
find competitive account rates at
Save for retirement. Many
Americans chronically underfund
their retirement savings.
Finance college. If you've got
kids, you're probably already wor-
rying about paying for college.
Budget. Once you've used your
windfall to pay off debt or start a
savings plan, don't slip back into
bad habits.

by Michael G Shinn. CFP
Contributing Writer
Is your money just renting space
in your wallet or checking account'?
Are you and your family working
"to just make ends meet?" Is your
grocer, credit card company. car
note holder and tax man more
important that you? At the end of
the month, when you look at your
savings account, is it the same or
less than the month before? If your
answer to any or all of the above
questions is "yes", then your
money is homeless.
"Too many people are spending
their money on wants and still not
taking care of their needs.
Sometimes we have to step back
and take a look at where our money
is going. A budget is a money plan
for both the known and unknown.
You have to look at a budget as a
path to financial freedom," states
Debra Milton, President of
LifeStyle Builders of Cleveland,
Building a Money Home
Often times when I talk with
clients and I mention the "B" word
(budget) their eyes begin to glaze
over. They become almost para-
lyzed by the thought of being
forcibly restrained by the perceived
budget strait jacket. It's not that
tough. Give it a try and begin
building your money home, by cre-
ating a blueprint and a strong foun-
Get out your checkbook, receipts
and pay stubs for the last three
months and setup a spreadsheet
with the following categories:
Net Take Home Pay- Salary,
bonus, pension checks and other
Home Expenses- Mortgage pay-
ment/rent, utilities, cable tv, cell

phones. insurance, taxes and main-
Family Expenses- Food. clothing.
gifts. contributions, vacations.
recreation. education, and personal
Transportation Expenses-
Auto/lease payment. fuel. mainte-
nance. insurance, licenses, and
Other Expenses- Life insurance.
medical/drugs, credit card. income
taxes and other payments
Savings- Employer investment
accounts and personal savings
Track Down Your Money
Subtract your total expenses from
your net take home pay. Is the
result a surplus. or deficit? If your
expenses exceed your income, you
have a deficit. If you have a sur-
plus, you are either living within
your income or you have unac-
counted for expenditures. Most
people conducting this exercise for
the first time will show a surplus.
which results from unaccounted for
expenditures. Over the next three
months track your family's spend-
- Setup a file system to keep your
monthly bills, pay stubs and other
financial information.
- Keep all cash receipts and at the
end of the month total them up by
expense category.
- At the end of the month post your
income and expenses to your
spread sheet.
There are numerous books and
websites with tips on family budg-
eting. The American Savings
Education Council at:
www.asec.org and Black
Enterprise Magazine at
www.blackenterprise.com have
personal finance sections with


budget calculators.
Find the Money Leaks
As you are posting your income
and expenses. look for money
leaks. Common areas today are
excessive cell phone charges, cable
TV. entertainment and eating out.
credit card charges, clothing pur-
chases. electronics and etc. How
can you manage these expenses
more efficiently? Look at each
expense as either a "need" or a
Needs are expenses that you and
your family must have to survive
and include basic food. clothing.
shelter, transportation and educa-
tion. Wants are expenses beyond
the basics, that you like to have. but
could survive without. Examples
of wants include text messaging.
ring tones, HBO. sporting events.
fine dining, designer clothes.
IPODS and the list goes on and on.
I am not advocating a return to
caveman living, but I am proposing
that you make conscious decisions
about how your money is spent and
these decisions are in concert with
your family goals.
Bring Your Money Home
Building wealth begins by having
a clear understanding of how your
money is being spent. Prioritizing
your spending and tracking your
expenses on monthly basis are keys
to giving your money a home.
You've worked too hard for your
money to let it go homeless!
Michael G Shinn, CFP, Registered
Representative and Advisory Associate
of and securities offered through
Financial Network Investment
Corporation, member SIPC. Visit
www.shinnfinancial.com for more
information or to send your comments
or questions to shinnm@financialnet-
work.com. Michael G. Shinn

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could be used to aid ailing stu-
dents in Duval county all of
which require funding. Whether it
be recruiting more qualified teach-
ers, mentoring or stronger literacy
programs, "invest now or pay later
for more prisons," he told round-

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Sj CBC to tackle unemployment head-on

Si during annual legislative conference

The Congressional Black Caucus
this year is tackling the current
debilitating joblessness in the Black
community head on with several
sessions on the connection between
education and employment at its
40th Annual Legislative
Conference (ALC). The conference
will be September 15-18 at the
Walter E. Washington Convention
Sen. Ronald W. Burris (D- Ill) is
hosting a panel "Exploring
Minority Business Opportunities
with the Federal Government". A
strong advocate of looking toward
the future when it comes to employ-
ment, he believes Americans should
devote time into learning new tech-
nologies and becoming aware of
new jobs in the green industry.
The Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation, which funds the leg-
islative conference and wants to
ensure that the Black community is
aware of the changing job market,
new jobs and how to prepare for

They will be holding several
town hall meetings throughout the
week to discuss jobs and education,
said Cummings.
Elsie Scott, president of the CBC
Foundation, said that people need
to know that federal jobs are avail-
able, but it's no longer a matter of
taking a civic exam and having an
application read by a supervisor.

This year's conference will also
attempt to break down the complex
new healthcare law through a Cliff-
notes-type guidebook. Free health-
care screenings, panel discussions,
and forums on serious medical
issues in the Black community will
be featured. But there will be par-
ticular focus on HIV/AIDS and
bone marrow donation.

Forget American Idol and other reality talent seeking shows,
Jacksonville's Ritz Theater brings the city's amateur best to the stage
Apollo style live and in person, with the popular "Amateur Night".
Winners are selected by audience applause. Recent winners advancing on
to the semi finals include Jasmine Dale in the Adult Category sang
"Shadow" and the Full Force Steppers (below) from the Susie E. Tolbert
School Team Up Program won in the Youth Category. The young steppers
mesmerized the audience as they stepped to the beat of their boots (no
music). The winners who won a cash prize, will advance on to the semi-
finals in November. TMA photo.

table participants.
According to Superintendent Ed
Pratt Daniels, the district hopes to
recruit 20,000 mentors over the
next 10 years.
According to the Foundation's
data, black males perform the best
where they are small in number,
where they cannot be isolated or
relegated to under-resourced

schools, places like North Dakota,
Nationally, only 47 percent of black
males are graduating from high
"This means that our country is
losing 50 percent of its product.
And as you know, any corporation
that loses 50 percent of its product
would be left behind," said Schott.

Dr. Fleda Mask Jacksonm

"Loved, joyful and optimistic" are three words most used by Black
women to describe themselves, as identified in a report on the State of
African-American Women recently published in a national magazine.
If Fleda Mask Jackson, Ph.D. continues to have her way, "healthy"
will soon lead the description list. An Emory University professor and
nationally-recognized researcher, Dr. Jackson has conducted extensive jobs and income, housing an
work on the link between racism and the risk for health inequities and cation. These and other fact
poor birth outcomes among African-American women. only greatly impact the ind
While most recognizedfor her appearances in the award-winning PBS but are contributors to how i
series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick," Dr. Jackson American children come in
is most proud of the tool she created to explicit- world, whether they get
ly assess the stressors of race and gender chance from the beginning.
and the increasing interest across of the things affecting the A
the country in the use of this tool American community edi
and its translationsfor cultur- and lingering inequality cont
al, race, and gender specific be key issues.
interventions. Q: What motivates you
On Friday, September this work?
17th, Dr. Jackson will This might sound trite, bi
host a dialogue with motivated simply to make a
the Jacksonville com- ence. I have been fortunate
munity during a free the opportunity to work in
breakfast (7:30 a.m.) believe is my calling. It has
Being hosted by the me the opportunity to convi
Black Infant Health talents and skills in ways
Community Council hope will have lasting imp
at Edward Waters just in what this works coni
College (Adams but what it may spark fo:
Jenkins Complex), efforts to ensure health an
Prior to Dr. Jackson's being in our communities.
S^- trek to Jacksonville, Q: What disappoints you
Look Who's Talking Shortsightedness, when t
'. caught up with herfor a the inability, the refusal to
j preview. long range view. I persona
Q: What do you think is frustrated over our inability
/ the greatest issue affecting the ly talk about critical issu
African-American community? move into action. The ques
For well over a decade, my work race continues to plague us
has been devoted to arresting the will linger until we have hon
Q: Tell disproportionately high rates of about race as an essential
us about Dr. Fleda Mask Jackson. black infant mortality. Like so for racial healing. Fear is
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City Council District 10


Westside Precincts:

(10C, 10D, 10L, 10N, 10P, 10Q, 10S, 10T and 10V)
Date: Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Edward H. White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Northside Precincts:

(10, 10A, 10B, 10E, 10F, 10G, 10H, 10J, 10L and 10R)
Date: Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: William M. Raines High School
3663 Raines Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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Graduation rate is cause for alarm

Over the past 11 years or so that
I have been a Free Press columnist,
I have probably written nearly a
dozen different articles related to
the plight of young black males.
It has always been my sincere
hope and belief that if we start
small with mentoring, tutoring and
other supportive services that we
would begin to see a gradual
improvement in graduation and
incarceration rates test scores and
juvenile crimes.
Unfortunately, that has not hap-
pened. In fact, quite the opposite is
occurring throughout the nation.
But here in Florida the story seems
to be even worse.
Last week, State Senator Tony
Hill called me to attend a press con-
ference at the school board building
dealing with black male graduation
rates. It's a topic that Senator Hill
has been very passionate and has
worked hard to find solutions.
Naturally, I assumed that the fig-
ures were pretty dismal, but had no
idea that the numbers were as bad
as they actually are.
The state's overall figures are
bad, but here in Jacksonville, the
graduation rates are unbelievably
low. Almost three out of four black
ninth-graders fail to earn a high
school diploma four years later,
according the study conducted by
the Schott Foundation for Public
Throughout the state's school
districts, white students are 20 per-
cent more likely to graduate than
African Americans.
And it gets even worse; the study

ranked the Duval County school
system third from the last of all
school districts nationwide for its
black male graduation rate in the
2007-08 school year.
Duval was not alone at the bot-
tom of the list Florida was well
represented. Two other Florida
school districts, Pinellas and Palm
Beach counties were ranked below
Jacksonville's 23 percent African
American male graduation rate.
This information is a couple of
years old, but is the most complete
data that the Schott Foundation had
to review. What does it mean?
Obviously, we are moving in the
wrong direction as it relates to
graduation rates a whole, but espe-
cially black males.
These stats tell me that the situa-
tion is much worse than most of us
suspected. It's no secret that black
males are lagging far behind every
other race, gender and ethic group,
but the gap is widening.
Arthur Ashe said, "Being a black
man in America is like having
another job."
Ashe was talking about the addi-
tional life obstacles many black
men face, but challenges are no
excuse for laziness. The Civil
Rights era is over, segregation and
Jim Crow laws no longer exist -
sure black males still face more
hurdles than other races, but it
doesn't mean you give up and
become a drug dealer or thug.
Typically, bad high school gradu-
ation rates equate to poor college
grad rates as well.
Historically black colleges and

universities (HBCUs) are strug-
gling to graduate students too, but
it gets much worse when you look
at the rate in which black males are
Recently, the Associated Press
analyzed Department of Education
data on black colleges that shows
that just 37% of their black students
finish a degree within six years.
One of the reasons the numbers
are so bad is because black males
are only graduating from college at
a rate of 29 percent within a six-
year period.
Both low enrollment and dismal
graduation rates for black males are
really byproducts of much larger
issues in the African American
Sometimes it hurts to turn on the
light and look at the man in the mir-
ror, but that's exactly what we have
to do. "The dueling realities of our
history steady progress and dev-
astating setbacks continue to bur-
den many black men in ways that
are sometimes difficult to explain,"
said journalist Michael Fletcher.
If you attempt to get to the root of
the black males graduation rates on
both high school and college levels
you will see that those social and
economic factors are impossible to
ignore. Black men are entering
high school and college unprepared
and not mentally focused.
Education is the key, and we
have to start young.
I always write about critical
issues and sometimes have solu-
tions, but often times I have more
questions than answers. Schott

Foundation CEO John H. Jackson
actually attended the press confer-
ence armed with some potential
He stressed that not only do we
have an achievement gap in
Jacksonville, but we also have an
"opportunity gap."
I like Jackson's theory that it is
not simply about the lack of
achievement amongst black males,
but also the lack of opportunities
and exposures to critical resources.
He said something that I have
always agreed with our best
teachers should be at our most chal-
lenging schools and they should be
paid accordingly. Often times our
inner city schools that have the
most challenges have some of the
worst teachers, which only hurts
our students.
And in those struggling schools
we have to place additional
resources and programs. I believe
that our school board and staff sin-
cerely want the best for every stu-
dent, and there are some good pro-
grams in place, but we have to stop
operating in silos and have an over-
all comprehensive reform effort
that targets black males and core
city schools.
Jackson also said what many
advocates of the need for more edu-
cation funding have said for years.
If we don't invest in education now,
then we will have to eventually
invest those same dollars on pris-
ons, rehab clinics and judges later.
Signing off from the Duval
County School Board,
Reggie Fullwood

Our responsibility to vote didn't end with the Obama election

by Rev. Al Sharpton
Nearly two years ago, we as a
nation witnessed an unparalleled
moment in our own history.
Exhausted, frustrated and simply
fed up with destructive policies that
only benefited a few elite, citizens
in every single state achieved the
unimaginable. It wasn't simply
that we elected the first African-
American president to office -
which itself was an undoubtedly
remarkable moment.
But it was primarily the push that
took place prior to hitting the vot-
ing booth; the momentum that liter-
ally changed the course of this
country that truly transformed us.
It was, after all, the people that
organized and mobilized for
change. It was the record-breaking
number of voters that turned out on
Election Day '08 and stood in line
for hours in order to exercise one of
their most basic rights as
Americans that resulted in this
And It was the enthusiasm and
intense involvement of the body
electorate that created one of the
most engaging Presidential elec-
tions ever. It is time for us to rein-
vigorate those very sentiments.
Labor Day in political terms is
chiefly marked as the unofficial
start to the fall campaign cycle.
Less than two months away from
the coveted mid-term elections, we
are guaranteed to witness an up in
the ante of hate rhetoric, attacks
against the President, vitriol hurled
at Democrats and an overall hostile
environment. In an attempt to gar-

ner as many seats in both the House
and Senate, Republicans will and
already are pulling out all the stops
to discredit President Obama and
those that push for progress.
Engaging in fear-mongering and
other disruptive tactics, many of
these politicians will say just about
anything in order to rile up their
base and get voters to the polls.
Therefore, those of us that choose
to progress and not regress, cannot
sit idly at home come November.
Imagine for a moment if the
youth of America weren't actively
involved in organizing and voting
for change in '08. What would
have happened if there wasn't a
historic voter turnout on Election
Day? Just try to picture if you will,
what our country would be like if
John McCain was President and
Sarah Palin Vice President? No
one is saying that we should never

question President Obama or any
other elected official; critiquing
those in authority is one of our
duties as Americans. But we must
remember that there is a massive.
difference between critiquing and
between becoming unengaged in
the entire process.
Last year, we witnessed the dan-
gerous effects of remaining apa-
thetic and uninvolved in elections.
The state of NJ a long time
Democratic state elected Chris
Christie for Governor and hence
went Republican for the first time
in a dozen years. Elections have
serious consequences. Campaigns
signify the sentiments of their
respective Party. With so many
seats up for grab across the country
in November, we cannot afford to
sit at home. We may have elected
the first African-American presi-
dent, but we cannot think that our

Notable Ouotables
"The history of progress is written in the blood of men and
women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as,
for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's
right to her soul. Emma Goldman

"I'm always annoyed about why black people have to bear
the brunt of everybody else's contempt. If we are not totally
understanding and smiling, suddenly we're demons. "
Toni Morrison
"What I think is different today is the lack of political con-
nection between the black middle class and the increasing
numbers of black people who are more impoverished than
ever before." Angela Davis

responsibility as citizenry ends
At a speech in Milwaukee the
other day, the President reminded
us not to relive the past. I echo that
sentiment. We must continue pro-
gressing. But we cannot simply
demand progress, we must push
and fight for it ourselves. So why
not do so in the biggest battlefield
we have the voting booth.

To be rich and Black
As a whole, Black Americans are the world's richest
Blacks. The per capital income of Black Americans is '
higher than that of any other Black population. But,
Black Africans are moving ahead of Black Americans in
building wealth. America has two Black billionaires,
but the world's richest Black is Ethiopian-born Saudi citizen, Mohammed Al
Amoudi, who has a net worth of $9 billion. Nigeria's Aliko Dangote is sec-
ond a $3.3 billion worth, America's Oprah Winfrey is third with financial
assets valued at $2.5 billion. London-based Sudanese national Mohamed
"Mo" Ibrahim is worth $2.5 billion and South African Patrice Motsepe is
worth $2.4 billion. BET founder Robert Johnson's divorce dropped him to
just a $1 billion fortune.
Wealth is: a abundance of valuable resources or material possessions or
the control of such assets. A wealthy individual possesses an abundance of
such possessions or resources. The individual that posses the most abun-
dance in the world is Warren Buffett who has $62 billion. Mexico's Carlos
Slim Helu is number two with $60 billion. Worth $58 billion, Microsoft's
Bill Gates is now the world's third-richest person.
Of 1,011 billionaires in the world seven are Black. Forbes' latest list
includes Michael Lee-Chin of Canada, a 59-year old of Chinese and
Jamaican ancestry (with two black grandmothers and two Chinese grandfa-
thers, both his parents are half Black and half Chinese). Michael Lee-Chin
is founder and Chairman of Portland Holdings, Inc. a privately held invest-
ment company which has ownership in media, tourism, health care telecom-
munications and financial services. Lee-Chin's worth is over a billion dol-
lars. Canadian Business named him as one of the country's richest people.
Saudi-Arabian Mohammed Al Amoudi is listed as Black because his moth-
er is from Ethiopia and his father is from Yemen. The 64-year-old magnate
made his $2 billion fortune in construction and real estate. Al Amoudi's
Svenska Petroleum conducts oil exploration from the Nordic shelf to the
Ivory Coast. Al Amoudi is the largest private investor in Ethiopia with
assets such as a hotel, gold mines and a food processing plant.
At 53, Aliko Dangote has built his Nigerian company, The Dangote Group
into a conglomerate with interests in sugar, flour milling, cement and salt
processing. Dangote "blew up" when his sugar production company was
listed on the Nigerian stock exchange. The Dangote Group is Nigeria's
largest industrial group. America's "sweetheart" Oprah Winfrey launched
her show in 1986. It is now aired in 144 countries and draws 44 million U.S.
viewers a week. Oprah owns Harpo Studios and property in Hawaii, Illinois
and Santa Barbara. Harpo Productions helped create Dr. Phil and Rachael
Ray. Oprah, now 56, produces Broadway shows and has her own satellite
radio channel. She consistently earns more than $200 million a year and
gives via Oprah's Angel Network and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.
Sudanese-born Mohamed "Mo" Ibrahim is a 64-year-old communications
entrepreneur. The Celtel mobile phone company Ibrahim started serves
seven million customers. Ibrahim sold Celtel in 2005 for $3.4 billion. He
spends his time on philanthropy and investing in Africa. He created Mo
Ibrahim Foundation to award a $5 million annual prize to former African
heads of state that have shown exemplary leadership in promoting political
freedom. Johannesburg mining magnate Patrice Motsepe was born in
Soweto and trained as a lawyer. At 48, Motsepe has amassed a $2.4 billion
fortune through his company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM). He is
executive chairman of ARM and holds a 42 percent stake in the company.
Patrice Motsepe represents a growing corps of Black South African million-
aires who are benefiting from Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) laws,
which mandate that companies be at least 26% Black-owned to get govern-
ment operating licenses.
Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television became
America's first Black billionaire in 2001 by selling BET to Viacom for $3
billion. Sheila Johnson took a big chunk in a divorce settlement. Now, 64,
Johnson is rebuilding with acquisitions, renovations, and re-branding of
hotel properties. The RLJ companies own interest in 100 hotels.
(William Reed is publisher of Who's Who in Black Corporate America
and available for speaking engagements via BaileyGroup.org)




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Black Caucus Foundation Orders Scholarship Audit

An internal audit of the scholar-
ship program of the Congressional
Black Caucus Foundation is under
way, sparked by the admission by
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson that
she had steered scholarships to her
relatives and the children of a staff
The foundation's chairman, Rep.
Donald Payne, D-N.J., said that
neither the foundation nor the
Congressional Black Caucus "will
allow unethical behavior in the
awarding of scholarships or any
programs that are designed to ben-
efit the community."
The foundation is a tax-exempt
organization that is run by its own
staff, but with strong ties to the
caucus of Black lawmakers.
The Dallas Morning News first

Duval County Retired Educators Assoc. treated to

private book reading and signing by author Alvin White

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reported that 23 scholarships
Johnson, D-Texas, handed out
since 2005 violated eligibility
Payne said that despite a system
of checks and balances in philan-
thropic organizations, "there are
weaknesses and there are people
who find a way around the sys-
tem." He said the next scholarship
programs will be delayed for four
months to ensure that new meas-
ures are in place to prevent any
self-dealing or nepotism.
The Morning News reported that
Johnson had arranged scholarships
between 2005 and 2008 for two
grandsons and two grandnephews
and the son and daughter of a aide.
It's also been revealed that Rep.
Sanford Bishop of Georgia is

Tennessee tries to snatch Fisk

Shown above are members of the Links, Inc. in New Orleans (L-R): Willetta Richie, Candace Thompson,
Brenda Simmons and Josephine Fiveash-Porter.
Links travel to New Orleans for leadership training Local members of the Links, Inc.
from both the Jacksonville and Bold City Chapters, recently traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana last week for
leadership training. Over 350 members of the organization attended the 2nd Southern Area Leadership Summit
which included a weekend of workshops, receptions and a friendship dinner. Their next regional conference will
be held in New Orleans in May. With over 12,000 members throughout the country and the Bahamas, the nation-
al mantra of the women's service organization is "Leading with excellence, serving with grace".

Beleaguered Fisk University has
run into a new obstacle in its
attempt to use a donated art collec-
tion to improve its financial situa-
tion. Last Friday, Tennessee
Attorney General Bob Cooper pro-
posed having the state arts commis-
sion take "temporary custody" of
the 101-piece art collection, valued
at more than $70 million.
The Attorney General took the
unusual step after Chancellor Ellen
Hobbs Lyle rejected a plan by Fisk
to sell a 50 percent stake in the col-
lection to a museum in Bentonville,
Ark., for $30 million. The chancel-
lor said the deal would violate the
terms of the donation, made by
renowned American artist Georgia
O'Keeffe in 1949. The university
has said it cannot afford to maintain
the 101-piece Alfred Steiglitz

Collection, named for O'Keeffe's
late husband, a famous photogra-
pher, and needs the money to keep
the school open.
Nashville Chancellor Ellen Hobbs
Lyle agreed with the school's argu-
ment at trial that it can't afford the
upkeep of the collection, but urged
the attorney general and the school
to propose a "Nashville-based solu-
tion" that better adheres to
O'Keeffe's wishes than to share it
with the Crystal Bridges Museum
founded by Wal-Mart heiress Alice
Under Cooper's plan, the collec-
tion would be displayed under con-
tract at Nashville's Frist Center for
the Visual Arts. It would be accessi-
ble free of charge every day of the
week, and would continue to be
called the, "Alfred Stieglitz

accused of improperly steering
three scholarships to family mem-
bers between 2003 and 2005. A
spokesperson for Bishop claims
that the CBC did not update its
guidelines for administering schol-
arships until 2008, so it was
unclear that he could not direct the
funds to relatives.
The foundation has an annual
golf and tennis event, a prayer
breakfast and a legislative confer-
The foundation was formed in
1976 when there were few
African-American members of
Congress and congressional staff
members. It was formed to allow
African-Americans to learn about
Congress and develop leadership

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September 16-22, 2010


Dr. Alvin G White gave a review
of his recently released book
"Education is Not a Four Letter
Word," and did a book signing at
the recent Duval Retired Educators
Association (DCRTEA) meeting .
Recounting life from childhood to
today, the book is an autobiography
written by Dr. White as told to Mrs.
Bettye Sessions. It details his story
of growing up in Jacksonville as a
child whose goal was to succeed,
but distractions often loomed near.
The title tells of the need for educa-
tion not to be something that is
laughed about, looked down upon,
or dismissed in the neighborhoods
of young people today. Education
should not be an awful "four-letter"
word, but rather something that is
desired and achieved without nega-
tive repercussions. Education is
NOT a Four-Letter Word is a must
for adults and young people who
face the pressures of success and will
soon be available on Amazon.com.
Seven members from Duval
County chapter attended the State
Annual Assembly and Convention
in St. Petersburg including Norma
White, president; Carolynne
Fooshee, vice president and state
parliamentarian; Sandra English,
secretary; Marilyn Keer, state mem-
bership chair; Bertha Padgett, histo-

rian; Sandra Thompson, newsletter
editor and Ada Standford, literacy
committee. Membes receiving
awards include Abigail E. Jones
(Volunteer of the Year Award) and
Cornelia Fountain, Bertha Padgett,
Sandra Thompson and Norma
White received the "With 4 You Get
More" award for recruiting new
The annual District 5 workshop

will be held in St. Augustine on
September 16, 2010. Seventeen
members of DCREA will attend the
The theme for DCREA for this
year is "Technology for 2010 and
Beyond." The meetings are held the
first Thursday in each month. Dr.
Norma Solomon White is the local

Art Collection
Collection at Fisk University."
The state would pay the estimated
$75,000 for conservation work on
the art and insure the collection that
the school says is worth at least $74
The collection would be returned
to Fisk once it can afford to care for
and display the art there.
Fisk President Hazel O'Leary said
in a statement that Cooper's propos-
al is unacceptable.
"Nashville has a simple choice to
make, and that is whether it is bet-
ter to keep the art in Nashville full
time and have Fisk close or keep
the art in Nashville half the time
and have Fisk survive," she said.
"The State of Tennessee and
Metropolitan Nashville have decid-
ed that the art, is more important
than Fisk."

Shown above is Dr. Alvin White, author of Education is NOT a Four
Letter Word. The Jacksonville native recently joined the DCRTEA for
a book signing and reading detailing his path to a successful education
as a youth facing obstacles in the city. TMA

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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.

First Baptist of Mandarin's Man to
Man to Empower and Encourage
First Baptist Church of Mandarin hosts MAN TO MAN 2010 for three
consecutive Monday nights September 13th, 20th and 27th at 7 p.m. at
First Baptist of Mandarin, 3990 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223.
MAN to MAN is a free conference aimed at addressing economic, social
and spiritual and matters which impact the whole man. After hearing the
Word of God, Man to Man will have onsite agencies, programs and vendors
that will provide assistance and information about employment, education,
health matters, legal concerns and much more. For more information call
904-268-2422 or visit the website, BeTheMan.org or register online at

One Church One Child invites Faith
Community to Prayer Breakfast at Stadium
One Church One Child of Florida, Family Support Services of North
Florida and the Florida Department of Children and Families are co-host-
ing a free Adoption Prayer Breakfast to engage churches in promoting pub-
lic adoption.
More than 500 leaders from the faith community are expected to attend
the breakfast scheduled for Friday, September 17 at EverBank Stadium.
The goal of the event is to recruit churches who will partner with One
Church One Child to increase awareness of children available for adoption
and to identify interested families.
According to the Department of Children and Families, Florida has 850
children with no identified family. Of these children, more than 450 are
African American, and most are over the age of eight, making them more
difficult to place.
Church leaders and active parishioners are urged to attend the free prayer
breakfast and may register online at ococfl.org. Registration will be lim-
ited to the first 1,000 guests to rsvp.

The Greater Grant AME Family
will celebrate Pastor Tony De
Marco Hansberry's 29th anniver-
sary on Sunday September 19th at
10:00a.m. The Rev. Terrence
Renard Gray, a graduate of Morris

Brown International Theological
Seminary and Pastor of St. Mark
A.M.E. Church of Orlando is the
speaker for the celebration. The
church is located at 5533 Gilchrist

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist
Planning for 91st Anniversary
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church located at 1824 Prospect
Street, is having their 91st Church Anniversary under the theme "Restoring
our Faith, Family & Fellowship In God". The Church Banquet is Friday
October 24th at 4 p.m. at the Cypress Community Center, 4012 University
Blvd. North. Praise Night Service is Thursday November llth at 7 p.m.
Visiting Churches Night is Friday November 12th at 7:00p.m. Other special
services on November 14th include Sunday School at 9 a.m., Morning
Service at 11 a.m. and Youth Explosion at 4 p.m. For more information, call
Deacon Keith at (904) 764-9879. Rev Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus.

Gospel Concert at True Church
On Saturday, September 18th at 5 p.m., the True Church Of Living God
located at 1405 W. State St., Rev. Peterson Pastor, invite the community to
join in an evening of gospel worship. Scheduled on program are The
Singing Trumpets, The Gospel Cavaliers and The Gospel Tones.

Founders Day at Holy Tabernacle
Holy Tabernacle Church, founded by the late Apostle R.L. Davis on
September 23, 1947, will be celebrating their 63rd Founders Day, starting
on September 19th thru September 23rd, 2010. Senior Pastor R.L. Jones
will be the opening speaker on Sunday, September 19th. That following
Monday, the speaker will be Prophetess Carolyn Laithers, Minister of
music from Jerusalem Baptist Church. Tuesday the 21st speaker will be
Pastor Bruce Matthews from Phillipians Community Church of Orange
Park, Fl., Thursday the 23rd, the speaker will be Pastor Anthony Mincey
from Fishers of Men International Harvest Center. Sunday service begins
with Bible School at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service begins at 11 a.m., Monday
thru Thursday services begins at 7:30 p.m., the Pastor Paul R. Cordona will
preside for this celebration. The public is invited to come and celebrate.
more information and/or directions, call the church at (904) 764-3754 or
Minister H. Bell. at (904) 708-5331.

Unity Day at Summerville Baptist
Dr. James W. Henry and the church family of Summerville Baptist Church
invite the community to help celebrate their annual Unity Day on Sunday
September 19, 2010. The order of service will include women at 11 a.m.,
Youth at 4 p.m. and Men at 6 p.m. The theme scripture id Romans 8:28:
Chairperson Sister Shelia Canty Jones and Pastor Dr. James W. Henry. The
church is located at 690 West 20th Street. For information call (904) 598-

Ask God for What You Want

by Bishop Earl Jenkins
Imagine walking into a restaurant
on a whim and asking if your order
is ready. "When did you call it in?"
the server asks. "Oh I didn't," you
reply, "I just thought perhaps you'd
have something with my name on
Sound ridiculous? No more so
than expecting God to answer
requests you haven't made or
made in faith believing.
James says, "The reason you
don't have what you want is...you
don't ask God." Does that mean
He'll automatically give you every-
thing you ask for? No. James adds,
"Even when you do ask you don't
get it because...you want only what
will give you pleasure" (Jas 4:3
TLB). Your motives need to be in
tune with what God knows is best
for you. John says, "This is the con-
fidence...we have in Him...if we
ask anything...according to His
will...He...hears" (1Jn 5:14 AMP).
Lamentations 3:25 says, "The
Lord is good to those who

wait... expectantly for Him"
(AMP). Expectant prayer demon-
strates confidence in God's good-
ness. Instead of fretting and taking
matters into your own hands, when
you say, "Lord, I'm going to trust
you with this, regardless of the out-
come," He'll honor your faith. Paul
says, "Pray and ask God for every-
thing you need, always giving
thanks" (Ph 4:6 NCV). Do you need
a job? Help overcoming a problem?
Salvation for your loved ones? A
deeper walk with God? Physical or
emotional healing?
Jesus said, "It gives your Father
great happiness to give you the
[benefits of his] Kingdom" (Lk
12:32 NLT). God wants to be good
to you, so tell Him the "desires of
your heart" (Ps 37:4 NKJV). And
thank Him that the answer will
come in His time!
Scripture Of The Day: "The rea-
son you don't have what you want
is...you don't ask God. James 4:2

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Matthew 28:19 20

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9:30 am. Sunday School

Pastor Landon Williams

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

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and power!

Pastor Robert Lecount, Jr

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

Thursday High Praise Worship 7:00 p.m.

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

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(904) 389-7790 Office (904) 389-7797 Fax

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

proudly announces the Consecration

1 of Bishop Elect

ORudolph W. McKissick, Sr.
to the sacred office of Bishop in the Full Gospel
Baptist Church Fellowship International, under the
leadership of Presiding Bishop, Paul S. Morton, Sr.

Sunday, September 25, 2010

11:00 A.M. in the Main Sanctuary

Reception immediately following ceremony in the
Multi-purpose room of the church. Ticket price $40

Also to commemorate this historic event, Bethel will produce a Souvenir Program
Booklet. Words of congratulations are welcomed by placing an ad. The costs for ads
are: $200.00 for a full page and $100.00 for one half page.

Call the church for more information at 354-1464.

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Greater Grant Celebrating Pastor
Hansberry's 29th Anniversary

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

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Black Women Should Set Realistic Weight Loss Goals

5 Ways to Keep It Off
1 )They stayed active after they
reached their target weight. Men
and women who have kept the
weight off report a high level of
physical activity. The most popu-
lar form of exercise is walking.
followed by cycling, weight lift-
ing, and aerobics.
2) They eat a diet low in calo-
ries and fats. Successful losers
report consuming an average of
1,381 calories per day, with 24%
of those calories from fat.
3)They don't skip breakfast.
More than three-fourths of the
registry members eat breakfast
every day. and only 4% say they
never eat breakfast. A typical
breakfast is cereal and fruit.
Eating breakfast can increase
your metabolism, helping your
burn more calories during the
day. It also helps avoid overeat-
ing later in the day.
4) They hit the scales.
Successful losers report weighing
themselves regularly (44% weigh
themselves daily and 31% hit the
scales once a week). Researchers
say, frequently checking your
weight allows you to catch small
weight gains and take steps to
correct them.
5) They maintain a consistent
eating pattern. Most registry
members say they eat the same
way on weekdays and weekends.

As African American women we
are blessed with naturally curva-
ceous bodies. People of other ethnic
backgrounds go to extreme meas-
ures to mimirc our natural beauty.
but often times we try to go above
and beyond what nature tells us to.
Yes. African Americans are strug-
gling with obesity and we need to
be proactive about weight loss. but
we also need to be realistic about
our ideal weights. Like it or not.
you have a "set point." says
Cassandra Forsythe. a nutrition and
exercise scientist at the University
of Connecticut a genetically
determined weight where your
body is most comfortable.
In order to stick to this genetical-
ly determined number and regulate
stored fat. your body uses gazillions
of physiological mechanisms, like

interactions between hormones and
molecules that affect hunger levels.
So. if you're trying to drop twenty
pounds below your set point by eat-
ing less, you're messing with
Mama Nature (and Mama don't
play). When you don't eat enough
to maintain your set point, your
body thinks you're starving and
"responds by lowering its metabol-
ic rate. which reduces the number
of calories you burn." Forsythe
How do we move beyond this
issue? First, start by being realistic
about your ideal weight. Don't for-
get that your weight does not deter-
mine your size. When you exercise,
you not only lose weight, you gain
muscle. Muscle weighs more than
fat. It is also important to under-
stand that you don't lose weight by

eating less; you lose weight by diet-
ing and exercising to speed up your
You can speed up your metabo-
lism with regular exercise at least
30 minutes of cardio, 5 days a
week. It also helps to increase the
amount of good fats (such as
monounsaturated) and lean protein
(think fish and poultry). These
foods can accelerate your metabo-
Remember, as African American
women, we are blessed with beauti-
ful physical and spiritual features.
Current "ideal" weights don't nec-
essarily apply to us. It is important
to maintain a healthy weight, but it
isn't necessary to go to extreme
measures to fit into weight brackets
that weren't designed for the people
of your ethnic group.

10 Tips to See Results Now

10 Tips To See Results Now
You've finally done it. After all of
those months of talking about it.
you've finally joined a gym. You go
there consistently and you work out
hard, but you're not seeing results
as quickly as you expected. I bet
you're wondering why.
You're on the right track. You're
fired up and you're being proactive
about your fitness goals. All you
may need to do now is make a few
simple adjustments. Use these ten
tips by the American Council on
Exercise (ACE) to improve your
technique and prevent injury:
1) You believe in all or nothing.
If for some reason you don't have
a full hour to train, you skip the
workout entirely. Don't! Even fif-
teen minutes of training on one
muscle makes a difference.
2) Unbalanced weight training.
Many people over train the mus-
cles that have the most impact on
the way they look and forget about
others, leaving them imbalanced.

Make sure to train all of your mus-
cle groups.
3) Bad form.
Poor technique is a surefire way
to get injured. Book a day to go
through your entire program with a
certified personal trainer to ensure
your form is correct.
4) Not progressing properly.
Doing too much, too often, too
soon is a common error made by
the overzealous gym enthusiast.
Make sure to get proper rest
between workouts. You don't
progress in the gym. Your changes
and results take form during your
5) Not switching things up.
If you've been doing the same rou-
tine for a couple of months, you've
been doing it way too long. Your
body is used to it by now and it's
not advancing or changing any-
more. Switch it up.
6) Not adjusting your equipment.
One size doesn't fit all. Take the
time to fit equipment to your body
to decrease your risk of injury.

7) Being distracted.
Focus on the task at hand. Reading
or watching television is discour-
aged, as it may take away from the
effort you're putting forth. Also,
never turn your neck around while
lifting weights to see or speak with
someone. Keep your gaze ahead
until you complete your set.
8)Not properly cooling down.
It's crucial to take a few minutes to
stretch and let your heart return to
normal. This improves flexibility
and gets you ready for your next
9) Poor gym etiquette.
Many things fall under this cate-
gory, including not wiping down
your machines, lingering too long
while others wait or talking loudly
on your cell phone. Be considerate
of your fellow exercisers.
10) Not setting an attainable goal.
If you aim too high at first, you
will be easily discouraged and less
likely to continue your new
lifestyle. Start slow and be realistic.

Considering a Juice Fast? f'-'
During a juice fast, since there is no solid food l l
ingested and no fiber to work against the bowels stop
moving. As a person keeps juicing, there are many
toxins that are released into the bloodstream and not
eliminated. Instead of being released from the body.
many of them can be reabsorbed back into the tissues. ,
This can be completely avoided simply by taking an intestinal cleansing
formula. During each day of the juice fast, take an herbal laxative at
night, and also first thing in the morning if needed.

Equal healthcare access

reduces racial disparities

In an equal access health care
system, such as Veterans Affairs
(VA) hospitals, the outcomes for
African-American patients treated
for heart disease are similar to. or
better than, those of white patients,
new research suggests.
In a setting where differences in
access and treatment are mini-
mized, "so are racial differences in
functional outcome," Dr. Nancy R.
Kressin from the VA Medical
Center in Bedford, Massachusetts,
colleagues report in the American
Heart Journal.
They studied the care and out-
come of 793 white and 229 black
patients with the same degree of
heart disease, namely, the restricted
blood flow due to blocked arteries,
who were treated at five VA hospi-
There were some racial differ-
ences in the treatments received,
especially heart bypass surgery,
with blacks less likely to have this
procedure than whites, Kressin told
Reuters Health.
"But despite this, over time, the
African-American patients fared
better in terms of their functional
status (e.g. their ability to do the
tasks of daily living)," she said.
"Although African Americans
and whites did not receive identical

care. the few differences in out-
comes suggest that in this case. dif-
ferent care was not 'disparate' care."
she and colleagues conclude.
There's a perception that the VA
system provides inferior health
care. But Kressin said several
recent studies do not support this
image of the VA. For example. she
cited a 2000 study in which investi-
gators from the Houston VA
Medical Center tracked sunrvial
after a heart attack among nearly
2,500 veterans and almost 30.000
patients covered by fee-for-sen ice
Medicare plans.
In this study, veterans were more
likely than Medicare patients to
have a history of several ailments.
including high blood pressure, dia-
betes, lung disease, stroke or
dementia. But compared with the
healthier Medicare patients treated
at other hospitals, those treated at a
VA hospital were just as likely to be
alive one month and one year after
a heart attack.
"All of this," Kressin told Reuters
Health, "suggests that VA care is of
high quality and comparable to care
patients get through Medicare or
elsewhere in the health care system.
which should inspire confidence for
veterans receiving their care from
the VA."

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What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene

Riverside Arts Market
RAM (Riverside Arts Market) is a
high energy weekly arts, farmers,
and food market under the 1-95
bridge on the St Johns River, featur-
ing locally made or grown products.
It will be held on Saturdays starting
at 10:00a.m.until 2 p.m. Leashed
pets are welcome.

JCCI Food for Thought
Food for Thought is an opportuni-
ty to convene and connect with
fellow JCCI Forward participants.
Only requirements are to show up,
listen, share and have a great time.
It will be held on Thursday,
September 16th from 5:30-7:30pm
at the Bold City Brewery, 2670-7
Rosselle Street. Confirm your reser-
vation to Chandra@jcci.org

North FL HBCU Hall
of Fame Induction
The 3rd Annual North Florida
HBCU Alumni Hall of Fame
Induction ceremony will be held on
Thursday, September 16th at
Edward Waters College. The event
will honor the achievements of
some of north Florida's finest
HBCU alumni. For more informa-
tion call 996-7122.
Cocktails for a Cause
Northeast Florida AIDS Network
and the Young Executive Society is

hosting Cocktails for a Cause on
Friday, September 17th from 4:30
- 7:00 pm at the University Club,
1301 Riverplace Blvd for more info
please call 396-1687.

North Campus
Literacy Fair
The 8th North Campus Literacy
Fair will be held on Saturday,
September 18, 2010 from 10 a.m. -
2 p.m. Held at Florida Stat College
on Capper Road, the free event will
include a variety of activities
including face painting, free books,
a golf clinic and even an acting
workshop. Lunch will also be pro-
vided. For more information, call

Unity in the
Community Walk/Run
The Families of Slain Children,
Mt. Olive Church and EWC will be
sponsoring a "Walk/Run for Life"
on Saturday, September 18, 2010.
It will begin at 8 a.m. at the Schell
Sweet Building Fish dinners will
also be on sale. For questions, call

Jaxport Art
Gallery Opening
The Jacksonville Port Authority
will open their exhibit "Mixed

Cargo" on Friday, September 24th
from 5-8 p.m with a Gallery
Opening and Awards Reception.
The exhibit features Northeast
Florida artists showing their port
themed mixed media pieces with at
least 50% originating from
JaxPorts Annual Report. It will be
held at the JaxPort Cruise Terminal
located at 9810 August Drive. For
more information or to RSVP, call

Darryl Hall's Frat
House on stage
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
will present Darryl Reuben Hall's
original FRAT HOUSE
September 24 -October 3rd 2010
(Weekends Only). FRAT HOUSE,
a moder-day 'Prodigal Son' tells
the story of a preachers son who
joins a fraternity against his father's
advice. It will be held on the Stage
Aurora Performance Hall inside
Gateway Mall. For tickets, call
Stage Aurora at (904) 765-7372.

Celebration honoring
the Beach Lady
There will be a free Fiber Art
Celebration on American Beach
honoring MaVynne "Beach Lady"
Betsch and the 75th Anniversary of
American Beach. It will be held on
Saturday, September 25th at the

American Beach Community
Center located at 1600 Julia Street
from 5 8 p.m. For more informa-
tion, email Nashvillebill@att.net.

Club Meeting
The September meeting of the
PRIDE Book Club, Jacksonville's
oldest book club for people of color,
will be held on Friday, October
1st at 7 p.m. hosted by Debra
Lewis. The book for discussion will
be "Oprah" by Kittie Kelley. For
more information call 389-8417.

Full of Bull Ladies
Fishing Tournament
There will be the Redfish
Tournament with prizes awarded to
the top Junior, Senior, and Lady
anglers in addition to a Kid's Dock
Tournament during the day from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. The tournament will
be held on Saturday, October 2,
2010 at Mayport starting at 7 a.m.
For more information contact Frank
at 465-4552 or e-mail

Free Evening
of Spoken Word
Come out and enjoy an evening of
Spoken Word at the Ritz Theater on
October 7, 2010. The free event

will start at 7 p.m. Spoken word
night is held on the first Thursday
of every month where poets, writ-
ers, vocalists and sometimes musi-
cians 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.

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.

Eddie Griffin at
the Comedy Zone
Comedian Eddie Griffin will be at
the Comedy Zone October 8-9
bringing his stand up routine to
Jacksonville. Known as a television
and film star, Griffin is sure to
please. For showtimes and tickets
call 292-4242.

Black Expo
The annual Jacksonville Black
Expo will be held at the Prime F.
Osborn III Convention Center on
Saturday, October 9th, 2010 start-
ing at 11a.m. A highlight will be the
2nd Annual Gospel Best
Competition hosted by David &
Tamela Mann.

Men of Soul Tour
The 2010 Men of Soul tour ill be
in Jacksonville for one night only,
Saturday, October 9 at 8 p.m. at the
Times Union Center for Performing
Arts. On stage will be Howard
Hewett, Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo
Bryson, Freddie Jackson. For tick-
ets, call 1-800-745-3000.

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)

Annual Equal
Opportunity Luncheon
The 37th Equal Opportunity
Luncheon sponsored by the
Jacksonville Urban League will be
held on Wednesday, October 20,
2010 at the Hyatt Regency
Riverfront. Starting at 12 noon, the
luncheon will be keynoted by
National Urban League Chairman
John Hofmeister, former President
of Shell Oil Company. The annual
event recognizes individuals and
corporations who have made signif-
icant efforts in the areas of diversi-
ty and equal opportunity. For tickets
or more information, call 366-3461.

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.

Disaster Management
The Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc.,for the Millions
More Movement will present
Disaster Management Specialist
Mrs. Arealia Denby for a 3 day
workshop to certify others in her
specialty. Mrs.Denby has worked
the field with over 20 years of veri-
fiable fieldwork. The workshop will
be held November 5-7, 2010
For more information call 904-

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Jacksonville 32246
Willie J Anderson
3746 Clyde Dr
Jacksonville 32208
Cassandra Andrews
142 21st St W
Jacksonville 32206
Jarms A Andrews
3741 McMillan Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Rose M Andrews
12250 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville 32225
Kieva LAshley
9038 8Th Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Jonathan FAtkins
2126 Grunthal St
Jacksonville 32209
Christian LAtwater
9373 Maidstone Mill Dr E
Jacksonville 32244
Earl J Baker
11013 Key Coral Dr
Jacksonville 32218
Mark A Barnes
7960 103rd St 206
Jacksonville 32210
Connie E Barngrover
10859 Saddle Horn Dr
Jacksonville 32257
James V Beal
2419 23rd StW
Jacksonville 32209
Cornelius D Bean
3541 Oleander St
Jacksonville 32254
Jeanette P Beckworth
835 Ontario St
Jacksonville 32254
James G Besancon
301 Caravan Cir 1102
Jacksonville 32216
Leon V Bess
1877 Junior St
Jacksonville 32209
Pearl L Bethel
7557 Arlington Exp
Jacksonville 32211
Arthur Biggs
8942 Yeoman Ct
Jacksonville 32208
Sherwin T Birt
1827 Silver St
Jacksonville 32206
Mario J Blackshear
709 Cherry Bark Dr N
Jacksonville 32218
Samuel P Blanco
3530 Deer ST
Jacksonville 32254
Michael J Blue
3274 Soutel Dr
Jacksonville 32208
Felecia R Bob
1343 Carvill Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Tchad D Bonsell
5040 Dallen Lea Dr
Jacksonville 32208
Alan S Bott
3877 Marianna RD
Jacksonville 32217
Christopher M Bowie
12450 Biscayne Blvd
Jacksonville 32218
Larchie L Bradley
534 Fern St
Jacksonville 32206
Ida B Branton
5844 Justina Ct #2
Jacksonville 32277
Robin D Briggs
11547 Emuness Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Corey Q Bright
2150 Emerson St 177
Jacksonville 32207
Tarrence M Brintley
11413 Riverstone Way
Jacksonville 32218
Percy E Brister
8740 Darlington Dr
Jacksonville 32208
Julia M Brooks
14288 Denton Rd
Jacksonville 32226
Cynthia L Brown
1045 Ontario ST
Jacksonville 32254
Daniel M Brown
1100 Seagate Ave
Neptune Beach 32266
Leroy Brown
5708 Soutel DR

Jacksonville 32219
Preston D Brown
8235 Firetower Rd
Jacksonville 32210

Heather M Bruce David L Crowley
2655 Dellwood Ave #1 6276 Plantation Bay Dr N
Jacksonville 32204 Jacksonville 32244
Michelle R Bruneau Hannibal D Crump
7326 Tynan Ave 912 Saratoga BLVD
Jacksonville 32211 Jacksonville 32208
Ronald H Bryant Lorenzo R Cruz
2308 11th ST W 305 Washington St N
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32202
Lehman H Buggest Shaun Cummings
2175 Talladega Rd 5630 Bree Rd
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32209
Rachel L Buggle Lamar J Curtis
611 Adams St E 6994 Robert F Kennedy Cir
Jacksonville 32202 Jacksonville 32209
Jamie M Bunting Johnny B Daniel
2875 Barrett Rd 2617 Wylene St
Jacksonville 32246 Jacksonville 32209
Trimeika Burden Joseph Darby
1135 Caliente Dr 1 1337 Palmetto St
Jacksonville 32211 Jacksonville 32206
Betty L Burgess Anthony R Davis
5846 Mocrief Rd W 510 Odessa St
Jacksonville 32219 Jacksonville 32206
Henry L Burgess Cedrick B Davis
2254 1st St W 2524MoncriefRd
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32209
James M Burney Jacqulyn Y Davis
1884 Hardee ST 40 34th St E
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32206
Erica L Burns Mario A Davis
1601 Dunn Ave #508 4619 Crib Ct
Jacksonville 32218 Jacksonville 32210
Reginald Burroughs 1655 Michael J Davis
Winthrop St 4453 Friden Dr
Winthrop St
Jacksonville 32206 Jacksonville 32209
Michael A Butler Rocky E Davis
1483 23rd CIR E 10326 Minglewood Dr
Jacksonville 32206 Jacksonville 32246
Michael DS Butler Ronald E Davis
10421 Briarcliff Rd E 923 Canal St
Jacksonville 32218 Jacksonville 32209
April L Cahill Lawrence M Day
7090 Wiley Rd #2 1591 Lane Ave S #6P
Jacksonville 32210 Jacksonville 32210
Clarence Caldwell Christopher Degross
4728 Castlewood Dr E 1712 Bristlecone Pine PI
Jacksonville 32206 Jacksonville 32225
Tommy L Caldwell Joseph M DelCastillo
1760 Davidson St 2477 Montreal St
Jacksonville 32207 Atlantic Beach 32233
Christina F Campbell Sheila B Dennis
7855 Wilson Blvd #28 140 5Th St E 3
Jacksonville 32210 Jacksonville 32206
James A Canaday Jonathan C Dewberry
1259 Bayshore Dr N 8562 Noroad
Atlantic Beach 32233 Jacksonville 32210
Sylvia Candidi Archie L Dickerson
1645 Hubbard ST
3636 Blanding Blvd 1645 Hubbad
Jacksonville 32210 Jacksonville 32206
Matthew D Carlton Joel L Dobson
1704 New Haven Rd 8935 1st Ave #H
Jacksonville 32211 Jacksonville 32208
David Carroll Steven R Dodson
2660 Forbes St 1553 36th St W #2
Jacksonville 32204 Jacksonville 32209
Earl G Carter Walter L Donaldson
1717 McQuade St 104 King St 100
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32204
Nathaniel B Carter Larry Dues
9134 Castle Blvd 3807 Stuart St
Jacksonville 32208 Jacksonville 32209
Colyn E Celestine Janice M Duren
3805 Leonard CirW 117 Claremore Ave
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32220
Terris T Chambliss James B Durham
10511 Fairlane Dr 2501 Jammes Rd 30
Jacksonville 32218 Jacksonville 32210
Maurice Channelle Charles Q Eady
7418 John F Kennedy DrW 7081 Miss Muffet Ln S
Jacksonville 32219 Jacksonville 32210
Shawn A Chila Dewayne 0 Edmund
11985 Caney Ln 11050 Harts Rd 1407
Jacksonville 32218 Jacksonville 32218
Stephen L Cicale David L Edwards
2430 Kellow Cir 4244 Muncy Rd
Jacksonville 32216 Jacksonville 32207
Charles R Clark Leroy W Edwards
4337 Lexington AVE 8459 Gemini Rd
Jacksonville 32210 Jacksonville 32216
Ruby D Clavelle Christopher J Eldred
9100 Hawkeye Dr 14756 Edwards Creek Rd
Jacksonville 32221 Jacksonville 32226
Lindsey A Clemons Clifford L Elmore
8343 Princeton Square 2016 Evergreen Ave
Blvd E #406 Jacksonville 32206
Jacksonville 32256 Nathaniel T Erke
Ronald F Cline 2404 Glen Gardner Dr
7623 Jasper Ave #284 Jacksonville 32246
Jacksonville 32211 Evelyn J Estes
Percy R Cole 1328 1st St N
1311 Easter St 10 Jacksonville Beach 32250
Jacksonville 32211 Marlin H Evans
Brenda Co5020 Cleveland Rd #144
Brenda J Collier Jacksonville 32209
5809 PoitierDr Jacksonville 32209
5809 Poitier Dr
Jacksonville 32209 Nina D Everett
Charles E Conner 7932 Southside Blvd
Charles E Conner #108
5163 Seaboard AVE #108

David W Conner Tracy L Evins
2155 Kingston St 4083 Sunbeam Rd 2216
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32257
Erik WM Cook Kimberly A Favichia
7322 Roslyn Rd 1803 Penman Rd
Jacksonville 32244 Jacksonville Beach 32250
Jacksonville 32244
Johnnie L Felder
Daequain L Cooper 1121 7th StW 2
1615 12th St W
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32209
Latesha R Copeland Kay F Felton
1976 Leonard Cir S
5811 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville 32209-3753
Apt #63
Jacksonville 32207 MacKenley W Fiacre
Lonnie L Corbin 2930 Stonemont St 5W
2600 Art Museum Dr 175 Jacksonville 32207
Jacksonville 32207 Star L Finley
Gordon R Corbit 8820 Normandy Blvd
607 Billingsgate Ln E Jacksonville 32221
Jacksonville 32221 Christine M Fisher

Vernon L Cox
12241 Scotts Cove Trl
Jacksonville 32225
Christopher S Craig
2854 Regas Dr E
Atlantic Beach 32233
James D Crews
4102 Julington Creek Rd
Jacksonville 32223
Brandon JA Crockett
5505Timuquana Rd
Lot 42
Jacksonville 32210

3634 Kogers Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Noah Flanders
10292 Woodley Creek Rd W
Jacksonville 32218
Terry A Flood
1469 Windle St
Jacksonville 32209
Janero J Fobbs
5804 Jack Rd
Jacksonville 32277
Darrell L Ford
1824 Lindsey Rd
Jacksonville 32221

Walter A Fort
9456 Madison Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Virginia L Foss
134 Willowbranch Ave
Jacksonville 32254

Lee E Francis
8620 McGlothlin St #2
Jacksonville 32210
Janet D Frazier
3048 Dignan St
Jacksonville 32254
Maurice C Frazier
3337 Drew St 1
Jacksonville 32207
Hakeem 0 Frison
1746 43rd ST W
Jacksonville 32209
Kathleen A Frosio
178 11th St
Atlantic Beach 32233
Noel I Froyze
1554 Domas Ct
Jacksonville 32211
Kristen L Gaefe
8376 Hamden Rd W
Jacksonville 32244
William H Gardner
1131 11th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Irma Gilliam
11048 Apple Blossom
Trl E
Jacksonville 32218
Breon T Glenn
337 King St
Jacksonville 32204
Roderick A Goff
355 Dennard Ave
Jacksonville 32254
Gregory A Goicoechea
7311 Lawn Tennis Ln
Jacksonville 32277
Carlton E Graddick
281 Claude St
Jacksonville 32204
Britney B Graham
9380 103rd St 134
Jacksonville 32210
Hilliard P Graham
5020 Cleveland RD
Jacksonville 32209
Michael J Graham
13946 Tiffany Pines Cir N
Jacksonville 32225
Evers L Green
2227 4th Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Jackson Green
234 State StW
Jacksonville 32202
Kenneth W Green
2282 10th StW
Jacksonville 32209
William E Green
2303 Sotterley Ln
Jacksonville 32220
Joseph C Griffin
2820 Downing St
Jacksonville 32205
Marcus Griffin
4531 Bessie CirW
Jacksonville 32209
Rachelle J Griffin
2203 San Diego Rd
Jacksonville 32207
Ronald V Griffin
3816 Canal St
Jacksonville 32209
David Haddad
117 2Nd AVE S C
Jacksonville Beach 32250
Kevin L Hall
1612 Shearwater Dr
Jacksonville 32218
Leon Hall
2562 Summit St
Jacksonville 32204
Shershack D Hall
211 21St StW
Jacksonville 32206
Dallas E Hammonds
7960 103rd St 1305
Jacksonville 32210
Jacentia L Hampton
7662 Saddle Rd
Jacksonville 32221
Kenneth Hancock
533 17th StW
Jacksonville 32206
Joseph A Handy
11050 Harts Rd 2005
Jacksonville 32218
Palma D Haney
10770 Anders Blvd 1603
Jacksonville 32246
Levy Hansell
2153 Lewis ST
Jacksonville 32204
Brandon K Hansley
5251 Alpha Ave
Jacksonville 32205
John J Hasty
5885 Edenfield Rd
Jacksonville 32277
Damian J Hatch
5128 Westchase Ct 4
Jacksonville 32210
Romeral D Hawkins
12249 Amanda Cove Trl
Jacksonville 32225
Jermaine Hayes

Carl LHodge
1144 18th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Lance 0 Holland
4558 Harlow Blvd
Jacksonville 32210
Derrick M Holliman
1329 Cleveland St
Jacksonville 32209
Corey D Holloway
2151Talladega Rd Jack-
sonville 32209
Jimnette M Holloway
1009 Daniel St
Jacksonville 32209
Spencer C Holman
6760 Rhode Island DrW
Jacksonville 32209
Talmadge C Holmes
1820 Bartram Rd
Jacksonville 32207
Edward A Hooker
1441 Manotak Ave 1104
Jacksonville 32210
Dandre D Hooper
10237 Haverford Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Michael D Hoyle
12657 Pulaski Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Dixon L Hudson
6517 Heidi Rd
Jacksonville 32277
William R Hurlbert
7824 Paschal ST
Jacksonville 32220
LamarJ Ivery
7709 Kona Ave 7709
Jacksonville 32211
Andre J Jackson
2018 Mt Herman St
Jacksonville 32209
Patrick LJackson
407 Crystal St
Jacksonville 32254
Asphonso Jacobs
1429 14th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Carlton James
1559 Breton Rd
Jacksonville 32208
Frank A James
2255 15th St W
Jacksonville 32209
Alfred B Jenkins
1542 Steele St
Jacksonville 32209
Darrell Jenkins
13510 Ashford Wood CTW
Jacksonville 32218
Michael K Jenkins
362 45th St E
Jacksonville 32208
James A Jesonek
305 Washington St N
Jacksonville 32202
Sherla A Johns
1175 Randolph St 21
Jacksonville 32205
Antoinette C Johnson
3058 Imperial St
Jacksonville 32254
Aquetta Johnson
2019 Myrtle Ave N
Jacksonville 32209
Dehasus A Johnson
6457 Ft Caroline Rd #76
Jacksonville 32277
GradyJ Johnson
3023 Post St #1
Jacksonville 32205
Jennifer B Johnson
1832 Broadway Ave
Jacksonville 32209
Jeremy D Johnson
5225 Kylan Dr N
Jacksonville 32209
Jerome H Johnson
2920 Wickwire St
Jacksonville 32254
John Johnson
104 King St #114
Jacksonville 32204
Keith L Jolly
2143 41st StW
Jacksonville 32209
Antonio T Jones
2616 Phlox ST
Jacksonville 32209
Christopher B Jones
132 14th Ave S #C
Jacksonville Beach 32250
David Jones
1558 State StW
Jacksonville 32209
Derious K Jones
11793 Painted Desert Way
Jacksonville 32218
Jacqueline D Jones
4947 Campanella Dr
Jacksonville 32209
James E Jones
106 18th St W #7
Jacksonville 32206
Kendra Jones
4229 Moncrief Rd #154
Jacksonville 32209
Larry Jones
925 4th Ave S
Jacksonville Beach 32250
William H Jones
11070 Key Coral Dr
Jacksonville 32218
Carl E Jorden

11615 Longwood Key Dr E 9734 Aberdare Ave W
Jacksonville 32218 Jacksonville 32208
Rudolph A Henderson David L Jorgensen
2049 Woodside ST 1166 Hamilton St
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32205
Patricia L Hendrick Mylon S Julien
5757 Antoinette Ln 9054 India Ave
Jacksonville 32244 Jacksonville 32211
Devron Herring Michael A Juymohan
1100 Seagate Ave 1101 NantucketAve
Neptune Beach 32266 Atlantic Beach 32233
Jermaine D Hicks Shonta N Kagler
2913 10th StW 2079 Wright Ave
Jacksonville 32254 Jacksonville 32207
WilburA Hightower Karen D Keiton
3627 Charles St 5213 BrentviewTer
Jacksonville 32209 Jacksonville 32210

Tony G Kelly
8030 Old Kings Rd S 54
Jacksonville 32217
John E Kinard
2650 Dean Rd 28
Jacksonville 32216
Judith A King
1420 Detroit ST
Jacksonville 32254
Ricky V King
2218 Plants Ln
Jacksonville 32210
Tarus Kinney
353 Belfort St
Jacksonville 32204
ChristopherT Kivett
1460 15th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Charles R Kohn
2409 Mcquade St Jack-
sonville 32209
Michael F Kowkabany
9679 Bayou Bluff Dr
Jacksonville 32257
Gunnar M Kristoffersen
1395 Blue Eagle Way E
Jacksonville 32225
Clarence Lane
13725 Fish Eagle DrW
Jacksonville 32226
Wilbert J Lane
909 Liberty St M250
Jacksonville 32206
Charles C Lang
515 Druid Hill Ln
Jacksonville 32208
Maurice E Lang
8711 Newton Rd 39
Jacksonville 32216
William J Larkin
1144 18th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Grady L Laurendine
1846 Davis Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Roosevelt A Lee
7133 Arlet Dr
Jacksonville 32211
Taran R Lenhardt
7630 Mayapple Ct Jack-
sonville 32211
Richard R Lewis
10550 Baymeadows Rd
Jacksonville 32256
Miguel A Light
1604 1st St
Neptune Beach 32266
PatrickJ Lindsey
1562 Naldo Ave
Jacksonville 32207
Toby D Uoyd
224 16th Ave N #135
Jacksonville Beach 32250
Patricia L Luke
1619 Dunns Branch Dr N
Jacksonville 32218
Dwayne C Mack
1077 Bertha ST
Jacksonville 32218
Mitchell J Magner
2254 Fallen Tree DrW
Jacksonville 32246
Brian Mason
2034 Baldwin St
Jacksonville 32209
James G Matthews
10524 Shamrock Rd
Jacksonville 32256
Brian A Maule
3314 Myrtle Ave N
Jacksonville 32209
April A May
305 Washington St N
Jacksonville 32202
Mark C Mc Kenzie
14156 Crestwick DrW
Jacksonville 32218
Michael L McCants
4673 Bristol Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Conan F McClinton
7513 John F Kennedy DrW
Jacksonville 32219
Arnell McCullum
305 Washington St N
Jacksonville 32202
Bennie L McFadden
1225 16th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Erna M McFadden
4522 Detaille DR
Jacksonville 32209
Darrell W McNeely
5349 Old Kings Rd #7
Jacksonville 32254
Chvon Merriweather
2839 Selawick Ln
Jacksonville 32218
Ransom G Michael
1358 Shearwater Dr
Jacksonville 32218
Ezekiel Miller
791 Assisi Ln 2208
Atlantic Beach 32233
Horace Miller
221 Hogan St N
Jacksonville 32202
Chester Milton
917 A Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville 32206
David L Minchew
9009 Galveston Ave
Jacksonville 32211
Jesse C Mitchell
10825 Key Haven Blvd
Jacksonville 32218
Jennifer D Moody
3875 San Pablo Rd S 823
Jacksonville 32224
Paula J Moody
445 1st St W
Atlantic Beach 32233
Marquez Morehead

9691 Cedar Ridge Dr E
Jacksonville 32221
Minnie M Morman
2610 Market ST N
Jacksonville 32206

Robert E Morris
3503 Deer St
Jacksonville 32254
John E Moss
3232 Dignan St
Jacksonville 32254
Tameka L Moultrie
11291 Harts Rd 402
Jacksonville 32218
Dairiun A Mullins
2112 18th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Timothy D Murphy
11906 VC Johnson Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Vincent C Nattiel
10075 Gate Pkwy N
Jacksonville 32246
Jarrett I Neal
8312 Riding Club Rd
Jacksonville 32256
Danaryl VA Nealy
329 19th StW
Jacksonville 32206
Gary D Nelson
426 McDuff Ave S
Jacksonville 32254
Keithin T Nelson
11504 Riva Ridge Ct
Jacksonville 32218
Michael 0 Newsome
11628 Jerry Adams Ct
Jacksonville 32218
Tommy S Nop
3464 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville 32207
Keith L Norman
1251 25th StW 2
Jacksonville 32209
Reginald E Oates
1576 25th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Walter J Odol
684 Willoughby Ct
Jacksonville 32225
James C Oneal
8343 Hogan Rd 7
Jacksonville 32216
Howard B Owen
625 Oaks Hollow Ct
Jacksonville 32211
Amanda L Owens
4911 Parete Rd S
Jacksonville 32218
Alonzo Palmer
1028 Jessie St
Jacksonville 32206
Tiffany D Patrick
2178 Woodside St
Jacksonville 32209
Jon D Paul
4033 Autrey Ave W
Jacksonville 32210
Michael A Paul
794 Greeland Ave
Jacksonville 32221
Tanelius D Pennington
2304 St Johns Bluff Rd
S 4103
Jacksonville 32246
Maurice I Percell
6756 Goldilocks Ln
Jacksonville 32210
Keith M Perry
2877 Post St 8
Jacksonville 32205
Jasmine S Pew
3500 University Blvd N
Jacksonville 32277
Sarah A Phelps
4616 Moncrief Rd
Jacksonville 32209
Roscoe C Phillips
1715 Brackland St
Jacksonville 32206
Joe Pinkney
727 Jackson St
Jacksonville 32204
Jerrod E Pittman
1591 Lane Ave S 25B
Jacksonville 32210
Mounita Plant
1905 Elm St
Jacksonville 32208
Diane R Ploof
6020 Columbine Dr
Jacksonville 32211
Phillip I Polke
2613 Edison Ave
Jacksonville 32204
Shannon L Pollard
1933 45th St W
Jacksonville 32209
Alexis S Ponder
244 44th St E
Jacksonville 32208
Antonio G Porter
7035 West Virginia Ave
Jacksonville 32209
Rotore K Powell
1717 Logan St 3
Jacksonville 32209
Loretta Prewitt
718 Clearview Ln #3
Atlantic Beach 32233
Michelle N Prince
451 Catherine St
Jacksonville 32202
Victor M Ramolete
740 Plaza St
Atlantic Beach 32233
Bryan A Ramseur
332 27th StW
Jacksonville 32206
Eddie L Randolph
12291 Winterset Ct
Jacksonville 32225
Tavaris J Rankin
2418 Lane Ave S
Jacksonville 32210
Rebecca Ransom
815 21st StW
Jacksonville 32206

Kelly D Raulerson
309 Otis Rd
Jacksonville 32220

Jarrod D Reed
7013 Ken Knight Di
Jacksonville 32209
Charles E Revels
8384 Wilson Blvd
Jacksonville 32210
Robert W Richards
5405 Windermere D
Jacksonville 32211
Kathleen C Ringgold
5137 Sunderland R
Jacksonville 32210
Yvonne I Roberts
1237 14th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Jerome H Robinson
5714 Begonia RD
Jacksonville 32209
Shawn C Robinson
2582 Edgewood Avi
Jacksonville 32209
Jafet D Rodriguez
4834 Playpen Dr
Jacksonville 32210
Virginia D Roe
5630 Milmar Dr S
Jacksonville 32207
Daniel J Rollins
2512 Moncrief Rd
ville 32209
Angie B Russell
1632 Strand St
Neptune Beach 32;
Janice E Samuels
1173 27th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Laura C Sanders
8351 Barquero Ct r
Jacksonville 32217
William K Sanders
6346 Wilson Blvd
Jacksonville 32210
Richard A Sandoval
18135 Max Middlel
Baldwin 32234
Frances J Sanford
1539 Ida St
Jacksonville 32208
Nicholas D Scates
2691 University Blv
Jacksonville 32211
Miles Schenck
800 Shetter Ave
Jacksonville Beach
Mark M Scott
12659 Beaubien Ri
Jacksonville 32258
Terrance L Scott
2502 Vernon St
Jacksonville 32209
Jessie 0 Severt
12563 De Soto St
Jacksonville 32218
Juan L Shanks
395 Duray Ct
Jacksonville 32208
Christin L Shiver
1430 Broad St
Atlantic Beach 322:
George Sikes
2595 Myra St
Jacksonville 32204
Amber N Simmons
2276 Kingston St
Jacksonville 32209
Lenord Simmons
1528 27th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Lorenzo F Simmons
1183 Lila St #2
Jacksonville 32208
Tyrone B Simmons
4347 Flintshire Rd
Jacksonville 32208
Carl D Simpson
101 19th STW
Jacksonville 32206
Tony W Skrine
11519 Sarasota Ln
Jacksonville 32218
Roosevelt J Smalls
2656 Kohn Rd
Jacksonville 32210
Billy Smith
507 Church ST E
Jacksonville 32202
Brandon A Smith
2285 Redfem RD
Jacksonville 32207
Cashaunda C Smith
4688 Playschool Dr
Jacksonville 32210
Craig A Smith
330 Delmonte St
Baldwin 32234
Dante D Smith
1724 Clarkson St
Jacksonville 32202
Gigi A Smith
2029 Leon Rd
Jacksonville 32246
Johnnie M Smith
618 Union St E
Jacksonville 32206
Sam Smith
1162 21st StW 1
Jacksonville 32209
Willie A Smith
1197 26th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Basem Soliman
1786 Tall Tree Dr E
Jacksonville 32246
Suwathara Son
2620 Sandusky Ave
Jacksonville 32216
James U Sorvan
9675 Old Baymead
Jacksonville 32256
Gail L Stafford
10557 Arendal Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Patty L Starling
13021 Dunn Creek

Jacksonville 32218

Lawrence S Sterling
rE 566 63rd St E
Jacksonville 32208
Akeem A Steward
11761 Raven Dr E
Jacksonville 32218
Derrelle A Steward
Dr 1716 27th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Yerubbaal Y Swapsy
id 7903 New Kings Rd
Jacksonville 32219
Terry L Swinney
4618 Kingsbury St
Jacksonville 32205
Jermichael J Taylor
4427 Jade Dr E
Jacksonville 32210
Shemaiah DThacker
eW 611 Adams St E
Jacksonville 32202
Anthony E Thomas
6816 Bloxham Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Brendatrese N Thomas
5720 Brait Ave
Jacksonville 32209
Justin R Thomas
Jackson-8106 Oden Ave
Jacksonville 32216
Lonnie Thomas
8077 Parental Cir
266 Jacksonville 32216
2707 Ilene DR
Jacksonville 32216
Daniel A Thompson
N 2017 Ed Johnson Dr
Jacksonville 32226
Daniel C Thompson
1830 East Rd
Jacksonville 32216
Heather M Thompson
burg Rd 4331 Marquette Ave
Jacksonville 32210
Ryan NThrift
1020 Fields Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Linda DTillie
d N 4725 Roanoke Blvd
Jacksonville 32208
Randy V Tillman
7142 Smyra St
32250Jacksonville 32208
Rudolph H Tillman
1712 Myrtle Ave N
Jacksonville 32209
Rhonda LTownsend
3239 Justina Rd 52
Jacksonville 32277
Francis J Tramel
4229 Moncrief Rd W 114
Jacksonville 32209
Terence M Tripp
1586 17Th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Alonzo LTurner
4488 Loveland Pass Dr E
Jacksonville 32210
33 Wayne DTumer
1046 Kemp St
Jacksonville 32206
William G Turner
5541 Resa Terrace
Jacksonville 32244
Teresa Turski
2001 Hodges Blvd #117
Jacksonville 32224
Taunya LTyson
1104 29th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Maurice A Vickers
4029 Fairfax St
Jacksonville 32209
Jocelyn I Vogel
13621 Picarsa Dr
Jacksonville 32225
William R Walk
3113 College St
Jacksonville 32205
Stacie LWalker
427 11Th St S
Jacksonville Beach 32250
Diantha S Walls
1000 Bert Rd K203
Jacksonville 32211
James A Ward
6144 Transylvania Ave
Jacksonville 32210
James A Ware
4812 Irvington Ave
Jacksonville 32210
Uhuru Ware
3030 Post St
Jacksonville 32205
Rajiv C Warfield
11731 Saints RD 2
Jacksonville 32246
Glen A Washington
540 U S Hwy 90 W
Baldwin 32234
Cheryl D Waters
12460 Pulaski Rd
Jacksonville 32218


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ames E Staton
535 Washington St N
Jacksonville 32202

Chastity K Wilcher
7092 Rapid River DrW
Jacksonville 32219
Bryant LWilliams
10136 Lancashire Dr
Jacksonville 32219
Carl Williams
1312 L Engle St
Jacksonville 32209
Carlis E Williams
11505 Harts Rd 1507
Jacksonville 32218
Derrick A Williams
4229 Moncrief Rd #84
Jacksonville 32209
Ira Williams
6809 Miss Muffet Ln S
Jacksonville 32210
James D Williams
1600 St Johns Bluff Rd N
Jacksonville 32225
James A Williams
2441 Spring Park Rd 29
Jacksonville 32207
Lacarl G Williams
3122 Post St
Jacksonville 32205
Reginald T Williams
7277 US Open Blvd
Jacksonville 32277
Rico A Williams
10970 Lem Turner Rd
Jacksonville 32218
Shirley P Williams
2203 Art Museum Dr
Jacksonville 32207
Versie LWilliams
1143 16th St E
Jacksonville 32206
Addie E Wilson
1137 Phelps St
Jacksonville 32206
Anthony M Wilson
9532 Priory Ave
Jacksonville 32208
Cheryle B Wilson
5800 Barnes Rd S #16
Jacksonville 32216
Clifford W Wilson
1911 Olustee St
Jacksonville 32209
Don D Wilson
7835 Morse Ave 9
Jacksonville 32244
Stephan M Wilson
4207 Confederate Pt Rd
Jacksonville 32210
Mark A Wood
1840 Laura St N
Jacksonville 32206
Thomas L Woods
1088 28th StW
Jacksonville 32209
Calvin B Wright
1120 Almeda St
Jacksonville 32209
Michael T Wright
1623 Steele St
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Page 10 Ms. Perry's Free Press September 16-22, 2010

Flipping Through


the Free

Press Files

On the eve of our twenty-fifth anniversary, many people, places and events have graced the Free Press pages. Join
us as we glimpse back at some of the events that helped shape our newspaper into the publication that it is today.
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Judge Brian Davis always enjoys a chat with friend Sollie Mitchell. the late Mrs. Barbara Halfacre championed the cause of Black history as a labor of passion. Her traveling Sojourner Truth Exhibit visited area schools with
Black artifacts and history notes that she presented on a continuous basis. Shown in the inset picture is Madeline Scales Taylor, husband Howard and Mrs. Pat Mitchell. In the final photo Jacksonville broadcasting trailblazer
and activist Mack Freeman was honored with a special tribute a few years before his untimely death. He is shown at the podium flanked by his children Cassandra, Tony and Monique with his life partner Brenda Roundtree.

Two ladies of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc. led the way for the sorority's 6th Biennial Debutante Cottillion. Shown left at the event are event chair Pat Williams
and chapter Basileus Flora Parker.; Long before it was the talk of the town to improve our city's schools and minority businesses, area leadership was already on it.
In this mid 90s photo are the Rep. Willye Dennis, Jean Pettis, Mike Weinstein, Betty Burney, King Holzendorf and Tony Hill at a roundtable discussion; In the final
picture are Marion Gregory, Larry Thompson and wife Gwen Chandler Thompson.

Dr. Chester Aikens and wife Jean believe in exposing culture at an
early age. Show at one of the very early Kuumba Festivals in the 80s
are the family with sons.

Black businessmen on the move Homer St. Clair, Cleve Warren
Slitch Holland and Gene Coleman prioritize and chart a course for
minority businesses in jacksonville at the former Afro-American Life
Insurance building in this early 90s photo.

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Shown donning their fashionable hats for the annual Ebenezer
United Methodist Fashion Show are Evelyn Galvin and Velma Grant.

Dr. Wendell Holmes, Tony Nelson and the late Bob Ingram
share a moment at a reception hosted by the Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce welcoming Rosa Parks to the city.


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Area doctors (L-R) C.B. McIntosh, Shelly Thompson, Kennth Jones and
Rogers Cain welcomed the nations Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher
(middle) to Jacksonville at a private reception with other minority doctors.

Roslyn Phillips long tenure of service to the City of Jacksonville placed
our city on the map with her award winning role in advancing commu-
nity development. Phillips is shown above accepting a national award
with Mayor John Delaney.


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Jay Z throws birthday bash
for Beyonce
Hip-hop mogul and seemingly
loving hubby. Jay-Z threw an inti-
Silmate birthday bash for his now 29-
year-old wife Beyonce at Scott
Sartiano and Richie Akiva's soon to
open Chelsea restaurant, The Darby.
Among the invited guests were
Alicia Keys. Serena Williams,
Kanye West, and Diddy.
According to the NY Post, Jay
brought out a six layer cake and filled the room with orchids. Both of the
stars' mothers were there, but Beyonce's father and sister were nowhere
to be seen:
"Jay brought a six-layer cake out for B (and) they were really affec-
tionate. Cassidy played Stevie Wonder's 'Happy Birthday.' The party
went on until 6 a.m. and Diddy was the last to leave. Jay filled the room
with orchids."
Boxer Floyd Mayweather charged with
Grand Larceny
Floyd Mayweather Jr. surrendered to authorities in
Las Vegas today and was booked on a grand larceny
charge in connection with the domestic violence alle-
gations leveled yesterday by Josie Harris, his ex-girl-
friend and mother of three of his children.
The boxer was freed from a jail after posting $3000
bail on a felony theft charge. Mayweather's lawyer,
Richard Wright, says the charge stems from an allegation that
Mayweather took an iPhone from Harris.
She subsequently made a police complaint and sought a protection
order Thursday from a Family Court judge.
She claims Mayweather hit her during a confrontation at her home in
Las Vegas. Mayweather, 33, said nothing as he left the Clark County jail
Friday after surrendering for booking on a grand larceny charge.
Wright denies Mayweather committed any crime.
Retha wants Halle to play her in
If negotiations work out, Halle Berry will
take on the role of a young Aretha Franklin
in an upcoming biopic based on the Queen
of Soul's New York Times best-selling auto-
biography, "Aretha: From These Roots."
Franklin has already revealed the all-star
lineup she has chosen to take on starring
roles in the film, pending signed contracts.
Denzel Washington will star as her father
Rev. C.L. Franklin, the legendary minister,
national evangelist, pastor and civil rights leader.
Franklin selected Oscar-nominated Terrence Howard for the role of her
life-long friend and music icon Smokey Robinson; Blair Underwood for
the role of her brother and long-time manager Cecil Franklin; and Nia
Long for the role of her sister, Erma Franklin.
She also chose award-winning gospel singers LaShun Pace and Karen
Clark Sheard to take on the roles of members of the world-renowned
gospel group, the Ward Singers, with Karen Clark Sheard in the role of
Kitty Parham. The Ward Singers greatly influenced Ms. Franklin's life
and career.
Franklin says "the actors are enthusiastic about the project and have
agreed to take on these roles subject to further negotiation," read a state-
ment from her rep.
Niecy Nash engaged to boyfriend
Jay Tucker
Niecy Nash's boyfriend just put a ring on it.
The "Clean House" host and recent
"Dancing with the Stars" contestant is set to
marry boyfriend Jay Tucker after he got -
down on bended knee over the weekend.
The couple reportedly threw a party, at
which Tucker surprised his wife-to-be by
popping the question and presenting her with .
a diamond engagement ring. Attendees of the i.
event included Nash's "Dancing With The ..
Stars" partner Louis Van Amstel.
Her rep told People.com, "They're very happy and are in love and are
looking forward to sharing the rest of their lives together", and the come-
dienne herself told Entertainment Tonight, "I cannot believe that God
has been this kind that he would gift me this man. Falling in love was the
easy part, planning a wedding, yikes!"
Nash has three children with former husband Don Nash. They were
together for 13 years before divorcing in 2007.

the next big

Smith star

Willow Smith, the nine-year-old man that record's a smash," the per-
daughter of actor Will Smith, has former and record producer told
signed a record deal with Seacrest. "I believe in super-
rapper Jay-Z and her stars. I believe in big
first single is records on superstars
already kicking and I think she has
up a storm on both."
the Internet. Jay-Z has
J a y- Z been in the
told radio business long
host Ryan .enough to
Seacrest know who
in an has what it
interview takes to
last week make it and
that he who doesn't.
t h o.u ght Which is
W i lo w why when he
had a L says that
superstar Willow Smith
career in front (daughter of
of her based on Will Smith) is
her first hip-hop someone to watch
single "Whip My out for then it's proba-
Hair." baly true.
"I heard the record first With only a day passing after
before I knew that it was recorded Willow, 9, presented the world with
by a nine year old and I was like, her debut single, "Whip My Hair,"

First HBCU Network set to launch

An Atlanta-based company is set
to partner with ESPN to launch a
new sports, education, entertain-
ment and lifestyle channel dedicat-
ed to the 105 Historically Black
Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
across the US.
The HBCU Network is currently
negotiating programming alliances
with ESPN, which includes rights
to the black college conference
games where ESPN currently has
exclusive rights deals, and TV One,
which targets adult African
American viewers.
The channel, from Atlanta-based
C3 Media, LLC, is set to launch in
about 10 million households in
2011, and is billed to fill a void in
college sports by becoming the
official destination of all four major
HBCU Conferences (MEAC,
SWAC, SIAC and CIAA), includ-
ing Division I and Division II black
college sporting events, according
to the network.
Additionally, the "24/7, 365-day-
a-year" network will offer educa-
tion, entertainment and lifestyle
programming, the network stated.
Also, the channel will make the
unprecedented move of providing a
20% equity position to the HBCUs,

"offering direct financial benefit
and long-term sustainability," the
network announced.
"The idea and vision behind the
creation of the HBCU Network is
to preserve and celebrate the
African American colleges and uni-
versities, while also providing
opportunities for their growth and
further prosperity," said CEO
Curtis Symonds. "At the same time,
we are passionate and excited about
building a strong media brand and
network from the ground up."

she became
a recording artist. Jay-Z signed her
to his Roc Nation record label.
Jay even went as far as too com-
pare her to a young Micheal
Jackson, saying that she knows
what she wants to do with music
and is very capable of reaching that
"Whip My Hair" had been
viewed more than 100,000 times on
YouTube after just a day of being
"She has a child's innocence but
she has a clear vision of who she is
and who she wants to be," Jay-Z
said, comparing Willow to a young
Michael Jackson.
Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation
said in a statement that Willow "has
an energy and enthusiasm about her
music that is truly
infectious...Willow is about to
embark on an incredible journey

and we look forward to joining her
as she grows in all aspects of her
Jay-Z. one of the most influential
artists in the U.S. music industry,
signed R&B artist Rihanna when
she was a teenager. Willow's dis-
tinctive lop-sided hair cut and debut
single have both been compared to
He brushed aside suggestions that
Willow may be too young at nine
years old to launch a music career.
"When you have that sort of tal-
ent, there is no such thing as too
young," he said on Thursday.
Willow, the daughter of "Men in
Black" actor Will Smith and Jada
Pinkett-Smith, follows her brother
Jaden in an early start to a high pro-
file career. Jaden Smith, 12, starred
in the movie "The Karate Kid" ear-
lier this year.

Steve Harvey take over Family Feud
"Family Feud" is about to get an extreme makeover, Steve Harvey-style.
Beginning today, the comedian and radio jock debuts as the syndicated
game show's new host, promising an infusion of his own brand of humor
on every episode 100 of which are already in the can.
"I bet you there's not a funnier game show on TV. We've done some pret-
ty incredible stuff so far," said Harvey, who continues to tour with his
standup act and host a nationally syndicated radio program.
There have been some things he's had to get used to though like some
of the answers given by contestants.
"You're not the genius you were at home on the couch. Some of these
non-genius answers I get to comment on, and they give me plenty of mate-
rial," Harvey said, adding that the jokes are all compliant with FCC rules.
"After 26 years of being a standup, I know how to work clean. I know
how to keep it in the boundaries," said Harvey.
Would he bring his own family on to compete'?
"No, I cannot expose my family on national TV. There's some ignorance
that would come out of the mouths of my family that I might never recov-
er from. My kids could go on 'Family Feud,' but my brothers, sisters,
cousins no," he said.
Harvey replaces actor John O'Hurley, host of "Family Feud" for four sea-
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g 'irj 'rTe ide in high gear with opening season win

America spared the embarrassment of bigoted
Florida pastor's planned Qu'ran during
Shown above, a Pakistani protester aims a toy gun to an effigy of Rev.
Terry Jones before burning it during a rally to condemn the intention of
Jones' small Gainesville, FL church to burn copies of the Quran, in
Hyderabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 13, 2010. Religious and political
leaders across the Muslim world, as well as several U.S. officials, asked
the Florida church to call off the plan, warning it would lead to violence
against Americans.
He now says his church will never burn a Quran, even if a mosque is
built near ground zero. Jones had threatened to burn the Muslim holy book
on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks over plans to build an Islamic
center near where terrorists brought down the World Trade Center nine
years ago.
He flew to New York and appeared on NBC's "Today" show. He says
that his Gainesville, Fla., church's goal was "to expose that there is an ele-
ment of Islam that is very dangerous and very radical."
He tells NBC that "we have definitely accomplished that mission."

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Kassim Osgood (81) falls into the end
zone to score the winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of a NFL
football game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Sept. 12th.
Jacksonville beat Denver 24-17. s Morton

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President reflects on 911 President Barack Obama pauses
during a moment of silence in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the
White House at 8:46AM, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, in remembrance of the
time that the first plane hit the World Trade Center in 2001. (Official White House
Photo by Pete Souza)

The Jaguars never trailed in their
season opener Sunday, but tension
mounted with 11:20 remaining, the
Broncos had tied the game 17-17
with a field goal. Quarterback
David Garrard, pulled it off with a
seven-play, 83-yard drive that was
assisted by two facemask penalties
on Denver defensive lineman Ryan
McBean. Garrard finished the drive
with a 24-yard touchdown pass to
wide receiver/special teams ace
Kassim Osgood.
The Jaguars' victory moved them
into first place in the AFC South.
The Colts, having lost to the
Houston Texans on Sunday, are
alone in last place a game behind
Jacksonville, Houston and
Tennessee. The Titans have the
strongest position after Week 1,

having a division victory, but con-
sidering the Colts have rarely been
out of first place since the division's
2002 inception, a share of first
place is significant for any of the
other three teams. The Jaguars
never have won the AFC South, and
last held first place with a lead over
the Colts midway through the 2004
"This was big for us. To come out
here and work as hard as we work
and to think that we lost our very
last game (last season), this gets
that taste out of our mouths ... to
come out here and really get the
juice out of our squeeze so to speak.
We fought and stayed in it like we
knew we would and just came out
with a good win," said Jaguars
tight end Marcedes Lewis.

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