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Appeals court reinstates
minority fire fighters lawsuit
A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a suit against the City of New Haven
this week by an African-American firefighter who claimed the city's fire-
fighter promotion exams were discriminatory.
In his opinion, chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals in New York, said that African-American firefighter Michael
Briscoe was not precluded from suing New Haven, Connecticut. The rul-
ing was surprising because a related, earlier ruling by the U.S. Supreme
Court compelled New Haven to abide by the exam results. Jacobs' deci-
sion vacates a district court finding that sided with the city .
The case dates back to 2003, when New Haven sought to discard the
results of a firefighter promotion exam where white firefighters signifi-
cantly outperformed minorities. That act prompted a group of white fire-
fighters and one hispanic firefighter to challenge the decision and sue
New Haven.
The Supreme Court took up the case, Ricci v. DeStefano, in 2009. The
court sided with the firefighters, ruling that New Haven had not shown
sufficient evidence to prove that keeping the test results would have made
it subject to disparate-impact liability. Disparate impact laws were
cemented under Title VII of the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights law.

Postal service may cut 120,000 jobs
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as
many as 120,000 jobs.
Facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, the agency
also wants to pull its workers out of the retirement and health benefits
plans covering federal workers and set up its own benefit systems.
Congressional approval would be needed for either step, and both could
be expected to face severe opposition from postal unions which have
contracts that ban layoffs.
The post office has cut 110,000 jobs over the last four years and is cur-
rently engaged in eliminating 7,500 administrative staff. In its 2010
annual report, the agency said it had 583,908 career employees.
The loss of mail to the Internet and the decline in advertising caused by
the recession have rocked the agency.

N-Word bag for sale on Ebay
An eBay seller based in China recently listed its "Korean style Lady PU
leather handbag shoulder bag 4656" in colors including rose pink, peach
blossom, watermelon red and "Nigger-Brown," the Huffington Post
reports.
EBay's rules and policies state that they "don't allow using hateful,
offensive, profane, or vulgar language in almost all public areas of the
website, including listing titles or descriptions." But these bags were on
sale for close to a month.
If this is anything like the case of the "nigger brown" couch sold by
Furniture Today in 2007, or Apple's "Picture Effect Magic app," which
allowed users to tint their pictures in various shades -- including "nigger
brown" -- this is not a case of racism but, rather, a Chinese-English trans-
lation program that leaves a lot to be desired. We're still as confused as
you are about the process that led to obvious alternative descriptors like
"dark" being passed over in favor or the historically loaded slur.
The Huffington Post reported that after 12 months, the seller had
received 1,536 positive reviews and only 14 negative comments, none of
which point out anything problematic about the description. It's unknown
how many of the faux-leather bags were sold before the listing was
recently removed.

WWII Veterans group disbands
The Washington Post is reporting that Prometheans, Inc., a World War
II black veterans group, is disbanding because membership in the organ-
ization has declined. Sarah Kahn reports that the veterans -- most of them
nearing 90 -- friends and family members made toasts and speeches at the
group's banquet in Silver Spring, Md. D.C. chapter President Friason
Travis, 90, called the organization a "guiding light and power."
The Prometheans, as they call themselves, were among the African
Americans who fought for their country in World War II. They were orig-
inally a group of about 350 young black students, chosen by the military
because of their IQ levels of 120 or higher. They were sent to Howard
University in 1943 to complete a four-year engineering degree in 18
months through the Army Specialized Training Program, which at that
time offered training at colleges throughout the United States.
The nonprofit Prometheans Inc. officially started around 1960. It has a
scholarship fund for Howard University graduating seniors. In decades
past, the group held community-service events to help young black chil-
dren in the Washington, D.C., area receive an education and find jobs.

MLK nephew named SCLC president
ATLANTA, Ga The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has
named Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr., as its president.
King founded the civil rights organization in 1957.
The Rev. Howard Creecy, who had been president of the SCLC, died
last month.
SCLC officials also announced that Bernard LaFayette Jr., co-founder
of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, has been named
national board chairman. He replaces Sylica Tucker, who resigned.


The SCLC board also named Don Cash, a Washington, D.C. labor offi-
cial, as vice chairman, and Louisiana attorney Randal L. Gaines as act-
ing vice president.


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Survival 101: If he will not fight, then we had hiau


by Bill Fletcher
The fight over the increase in the
debt ceiling should have taught us a
few lessons. These include that
there is a wing of the Republican
Party--the Tea Party faction--that is
quite prepared to fly their planes
into the towers of government in
order to make their point. They
have no interest in compromise and
are doing all that they can to defend
the wealthy elite that dominates this
country, despite their rhetoric about
looking out for the common person.
There is something else that we


have to face. President Obama
accepted the basic Republican
framework for looking at the eco-
nomic crisis in which we find our-
selves. Thus, instead of focusing
on jobs, Obama began, some
months ago, to talk more and more
about national debt and budget
deficits. At a point when the gov-
ernment should be putting more
resources into the production of
jobs as a way of priming the eco-
nomic pump, President Obama
called for shared sacrifice in the
need to cut the debt. This was com-


pounded by his willingness to con-
cede most of the demands of the
Republicans as the price for gaining
the rise in the debt ceiling. The
irony, of course, is that the
Republican shennigans, and the
instability that this displayed, con-
tributed to the S&P downgrade and
the subsequent, renewed financial
crisis. So, instead of the President
standing firm in defense of our
hard-won social benefits and insist-
ing that without a clear debt ceiling
increase from Congress that he
would use the Constitution's 14th


Amendment to
increase it
unilaterally, A
he blinked,
and sadly, the
Republicans
knew well in ri
advance that he
would.
Leaving aside
your personal feel-
ings about President
Obama one thing
becomes perfectly clear.
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Cocktails for a Cause diversifies

Mission's fundraising portfolio


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Jaxson de Ville and the Chamber's Downtown Council joined forces with
community volunteers for the annual Painting of the PawPrints down Bay
Street at 8 a.m. last Saturday morning. Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville
joined in as his PawPrints were painted all the way to EverBank Field. Free
coffee, orange juice, water, bagels and donuts were provided. Afterwards,
participants enjoy a complimentary mimosa at the celebration event. Shown
above with paintbrushes in tow are volunteers Ada Standford and Sandra
Thompson with Jaxson Deville. TM. Austin


Alice Bennett, Veronica Tutt, Ju'Coby Pittman and Vanessa Boyer.
The Clara White Mission recently held their "Cocktails for a Cause"
fundraising event at the University Club. Over 70 philanthropists attended
amidst the Jacksonville skyline to network and be educated on the
Mission's many diverse programs. President/CEO Ju'Coby Pittman
emceed the event that included testimonials from students and was raised
thousands for the city's oldest historic African-American non-profit.


Club Baron sets the example for Boys & Girls Club Youth


Shown above L-R is Paris Brown, Horace Scott, Hattie Trent, Mary Jackson, LeVasiyea Haslem, Jesse L. Nightingale, Frank Scantling, and
Ben Harris Community Service Director, Club Baron.
The Jacksonville Club Baron and Guiding Light Ministries formed a partnership and sponsed a picnic at Woodlawn Acres boys and girls club on July
29, 2011. The event was held at Woodlawn Acres and approximately 70 boys and girls attended. Unofficial mentors bonded with the youth as they were
surrounded by positive role models from all aspects of the community. First and foremost the men of Club Baron set the example of the strong Black
males as fun activities, fellowship and fun were enjoyed by all.


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SYour visual "package" is as
important in the initial stages of
networking as all of that informa-
tion and talent wrapped up inside.
John Molloy, author of Dress for Success, writes that
90 percent of how you present yourself is visual.
Your appearance and demeanor communicate who
you are, your level of self-assurance, and your abili-
ty to interact.
Your ability to present yourself as a professional
determines whether or not people are drawn to you
or compelled to flee. Have you ever noticed how a
gathering gravitates away from those who are obvi-
ously out-of-place, while it tends to move toward
and surround those who shine?
There is nothing wrong with asserting your own
unique fashion sense, as long as you don't mind
being the topic of conversation rather than the leader


of it. A tip that I've heard often is that you should
dress for the position that you one day hope to attain.
That is pretty much what I began doing when I was
still a janitor but wanted to be an executive. Sure, my
briefcase contained nothing more than The New
York Times, my dictionary, and a cheese sandwich,
but they didn't know that on the subway.
However, more than grooming and clothing goes
into your personal presentation:
- Your manners Your posture -Your eye contact
They all come into play. Networking events are out
of necessity quick hits--and smoking, drinking too
much, talking while you are eating, making sarcastic
comments, or displaying any other improper behav-
ior can leave a lasting bad impression.
Bottom Line: Relax and enjoy yourself at net-
working events. You'll never make a good impres-
sion if you are stressed out.


Be Prepared Disability Always Strikes Unexpectedly


By Jason Alderman work, you could easily wipe out
Studies have shown that your savings particularly if you
Americans of all ages are more don't have a spouse or partner to
likely to become disabled in a support you. Before you actually
given year than to die, and nearly need it, investigate what sorts of
a third are likely to suffer a serious disability coverage you already
disability between 35 and 65. have and what other options you
People often buy life insurance to have available.
protect their families, but it usually Many companies offer sick leave
only pays a benefit upon death, and/or short-term disability cover-
Workers' compensation pays bene- age to reimburse employees during
fits only if your disability is job- brief periods of illness or injury.
related. And Social Security covers Some also provide long-term dis-
severely disabled people, but quali- ability (LTD) insurance that
fying is difficult and the benefits replaces a percentage of pay for an
paid are relatively small. extended period of time. Check
Bottom line: Should you become with your Human Resources
seriously disabled and unable to department to see if you qualify for

The estate woes of James

Brown: A lesson in planning


Even though the late,
great James Brown has "at
least" nine children and
was married at the time
of his death on Christ-
mas in 2006, he
set up his will
Sso that no one
in his family
inherited
his money.
Instead, he designated that all his
money should go towards a trust to
help poor and needy children, accord-
ing to a report that appeared in Forbes
today.
Now, you can imagine what his
family had to say about Brown giving
away his $100 million fortune.
Indeed, since his passing, lawyer
and court fees have been steadily eat-
ing away at Brown's fortune as his
large family is continuing to contest
his wishes on the grounds that he was
mentally unfit to make that decision.
Unfortunately, Brown's associate and
former producer Jacqueline Hollander
is countering the family's wishes to
get a piece of the pie, claiming that
his will made it crystal clear what he


wanted to do with his fortune and that
was clearly not to pass it along to his
family. Hollander says she even has
Brown on video stating that he
wanted his money to go towards poor
children. Hollander was to administer
that trust.
In any case, it should be noted that
Brown had not updated his will in the
five years that he was married to Tomi
Rae Hynie, to whom he was married
at the time of his death. This fact,
along with the assumption that it was
hard for courts to fully believe
Brown's wishes to deprive his whole
family, led to a decision in 2009 by
the attorney general of South Car-
olina, allocating 50% of the estate to
Brown's family, with the rest remain-
ing with the children's trust. The case
is now with the South Carolina
Supreme Court.
What's the lesson here: if you're
wealthy and have a lot of family to
handle, make sure you consistently
update your will. It's hard to believe
that Brown, at his age and with his
wealth and with his ex-wives and
with his many children, did not pay
more attention to updating his will.


any of these benefits.
Even if your employer provides
LTD, consider purchasing addition-
al coverage, since employer-pro-
vided plans usually replace only 40
to 65 percent of pay and it's consid-
ered taxable income. But be pre-
pared: LTD insurance can be
expensive, depending on plan fea-
tures, your age, and whether you
have preexisting conditions.
Ask if your employer's plan
allows you to buy supplemental
coverage (their rates are likely
cheaper) and check whether any
professional or trade organizations
you belong to offer group coverage.
A few LTD considerations:
Policies that pay benefits only if
you can't perform duties of your
OWN occupation are usually more
expensive than those that only pay
if you can't perform the duties of
ANY job for which you are reason-
ably qualified.
The longer the waiting period
before you're eligible for benefits,
the lower the premium cost.
Some policies only pay benefits
for two years, while others provide
lifelong benefits most cover some-
where in between. The shorter the
term, the lower the cost.


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How Much Do I Need to Retire?
How Much Do I Need to Retire?


by Michael G Shinn, CFP
Contributing Writer
"I tell most people that they will
need to save enough to generate
80% of their current income for
retirement. They have to take into
consideration future inflation, taxes
and health care costs. Then we map
out a plan to get them there.
Unfortunately, most people don't
have a clue about how much they
will need financially to retire,"
comments Theron Cyrus, Wealth
Manager and CEO of Cyrus asset
Management.
How much money do you need to
retire comfortably? The answer is
not as daunting or as far out of
reach as it may seem. The most
common ways to get the answer are
to either work with a financial advi-
sor, such as Mr. Cyrus, or to do the
calculations yourself. Either way,
you are going to have to think about
your retirement plans and make
some realistic assumptions about
your future.
Assumptions about
Your Future?
Thinking about you and your fam-
ily's future, answer the following
questions:
What is a realistic age for you to
retire?_ Think about your cur-
rent and future job situation,
your health and your desire to con-
tinue to work fulltime.
What is your longevity?_
How many years do you estimate
that you will live in retire-
ment? Think about your parents,
siblings and family's longevity.
What percentage of your current
income will you need in retire-
ment?
A lot will depend on how
active you are in retirement. Some
people plan on traveling, others


will do volunteer work and others
will work part-time.
What is your estimate of long
term inflation? Over the past
40 years inflation (CPI)
has averaged about 4.5%. Over the
past 5 years it has been in
the 2.5-3.5% range.
What is your estimate of your
future investment returns? Is
your investment risk tolerance
conservative, moderate, aggressive
or somewhere in between? Over
the past 70 years equities (stocks)
have averaged between 8-11%
return.
What do You have Now?
What is the current value of assets
that can be designated for your
retirement plan? How much is
being contributed to them current-
ly? This would include the follow-
ing:
Employer retirement plans-
Look at your annual benefit state-
ment.
Defined Contribution plans such
as 401K and 403B.
Social Security- Look at your
annual statement.
Other Retirement Plans such as
IRA, SEP, and Keogh's.
Other Investments such as bro-
kerage and savings accounts real
estate, etc.
Calculations
If you work with a financial advi-
sor, the advisor can calculate an
estimate of your retirement income
and project whether you will
achieve your retirement goal. If
you do it yourself, there are a num-
ber of retirement calculators avail-
able on the web that can help with
your estimate. Consider looking at
www. money.cnn.com,
www.choosetosave.org/calculators
and www.fiance.yahoo.com.


Overcoming a Shortfall
Overcoming a retirement income
shortfall can be done in several
ways. Each has its own benefits
and shortcomings.
-Extend your Retirement date-
This increases the number of years
of contributions and it
reduces the number of years
required to fund your retire-
ment.
-Save and invest more- Increase
contributions to retirement plans
and savings.
-Increase the investment return-
Depending on the retirement time
horizon, consider the use of asset
allocation to increase investment
returns.
Continue working- Consider
working part time during retire-
ment.
Lower the retirement income
needed- Consider options such as:
moving to a lower cost retire-
ment location; living in a less afflu-
ent neighborhood; alterna-
tive housing arrangements, etc.
Determining how much you need
to retire is the first step towards a
successful retirement. Without that
knowledge, there is strong possibil-
ity that you will not achieve your
retirement goal. If your financial
position is not where you want it to
be, you must take control and make
it happen!
Michael G Shinn, CFP, Registered
Representative and Investment
Adviser Representative ofand secu-
rities offered through Financial
Network Investment Corporation,
member SIPC. Visit www.shinnfi-
nancial.com for more information
or to send your comments or ques-
tions to shinnm@financialnet-
work.com. Michael G Shinn
2007.


Credit repair companies

what you need to know
You've made such a fine mess of take to achieve results, says Fox.
your credit, it's now officially a Some of these companies try to
nightmare. Then you see that ad on "clean" your record by intentionally
television with all the promises to confusing the credit reporting
make your credit squeaky clean again agency's computer files, leading to
-- find the remote! more problems than you started with.
Before you pick up the phone, you If a company tells you that it can re-
should know that you're better off move truthful but adverse informa-
going it alone than using the services tion, hold onto your wallet, says
of a credit repair firm. Kelsey Owen, marketing coordinator
There is no company that clears a for the Better Business Bureau.
bad credit report for you. Companies Seek Out A Nonprofit For Help
that claim they can 'erase' your bad It's not like there is nowhere to turn
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erasing money from your bank ac- clean up yourself. You can contact a
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Quite frankly, "There's nothing and speak to a certified counselor.
they can do that you can't do your- "Counselors will be able to instruct
self," adds Ken McEldowney, exec- you on the legitimate ways to dispute
utive director of Consumer Action, a inaccurate or outdated information in
nonprofit organization, your credit report," says Fox.
Sure, there are some credit repair A good company will answer all
good guys, but there are plenty out your questions and explain your
there that are straight-up shady. How rights. If information in your report
to know the difference? can't be verified, it must be removed
"Credit repair companies cannot from your credit report. These com-
require you to pay up front before panies can negotiate with your cred-
they provide services. They also itors to change the way some
should not be recommending that negative items are listed on your re-
you avoid direct contact with a credit port, which can affect your credit
reporting agency, or that you create a score differently.
new credit identity -- this is an illegal Do It Yourself
practice called file segregation. You can do what a credit repair
Agree to this and you're a partner in firm can, for free -- if you're willing
fraud," explains Thomas Fox, com- to do the work.
munity outreach director for the non- You can send a 100-word state-
profit Cambridge Credit Counseling. ment to the credit agencies, explain-
They also shouldn't ask you to dis- ing your delinquencies and disputing
pute accurate information in your any inaccurate information, and con-
credit report. Be wary, too, of a con- tinue to pay your bills on time.
tract that doesn't specify payment "There's no reason to pay someone to
terms for services, total cost, a de- do these things for you," says Kim
scription of services to be performed, McGrigg, spokesperson for Money
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Baptist Convention call out

America's disrespect of the President


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From left, Dr. James C. Perkins, PNBC First Vice President; Dr.
Carroll A. Baltimore Sr., PNBC President; Dr. Dee Dee Coleman,
PNBC Convention Chair and Pastor, Russell Street Baptist Church;
Dr. Charles G. Adams, Past PNBC President and Pastor, Hartford
Memorial Baptist Church; Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers, MPBC President
and Pastor, Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.


WASHINGTON (RNS) A black
denomination that began 50 years
ago in support of the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. has decried the "dis-
respect" shown to President Obama
since he took office.
Citing slurs and remarks such as
"you lie, "boy" and "tar baby," the
Progressive National Baptist
Convention called for the ouster of
elected officials who have made
such statements about the nation's
first black president and his family.
"Conventional wisdom suggests


If he won
continued from front
There is no way that we can rely
on him to defend the social safety
net that was won in the 20th centu-
ry, nor is there any way that we can
assume that he 'gets' the centrality
of the need for jobs in order to get
us out of the economic crisis.
What we have to recognize is that if
we want any action out of the
President, the everyday person will
need to be the ones that brings this
about.
How? We will have to make
more noise than the Tea Party ele-
ment. We will need to have
protests, not just in Washington,
D.C., but throughout the USA. The
unemployed need to assemble in
state capitals and insist that they
will not be allowed to starve.


if comments like these were target-
ed to past holders of this nation's
highest office of another/preferred
hue, serious repercussive actions
would have immediately followed
those making said comments,"
reads a resolution passed during the
PNBC's annual meeting that con-
cluded last week in Washington.
In other statements, the denomi-
nation, which began in 1961 to sup-
port King's civil rights agenda, reaf-
firmed its commitment to social
justice and hailed the upcoming


't fight
Workers facing layoffs and
demands for concessions must
receive support from the rest of us
so that they are not standing alone.
And, yes, in 2012, we must run and
support candidates that have a
demonstrated record of being on
the side of working people and the
poor. We do not need those who
will talk out of both sides of their
mouths and offer us heart-warming
speeches. We need politicians who
are with us in the trenches, fighting
the good fight. The decisions about
our economy will be made both in
Washington and in corporate board
rooms. If working people do not
make their voices heard and flex
their muscles--in the streets and in
the election booths--just guess who
will come out on top?


The Northeast Florida Community Action
Agency (NFCAA), a nonprofit organization, will
hold their monthly Board of Directors meeting:

Thursday, August 25, 2011
4:00 p.m.
4070 Boulevard Center Drive, 4500
Building, Suite 200, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.


For more Information, call 398-7472


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Myths of Black adoption explored


Founded in 1983, the Oakland, clear -- we do not discriminate. We
Calif.-based Black Adoption and have always served biracial fami-
Placement Resource Center was lies, same-gender-loving families,
among the first "specialty" agen- couples and singles as part of our
cies to work to clear up the myths outreach efforts."
surrounding adoption-eligibility "Drug babies" are destined to
criteria and other issues that kept have seri-
countless prospective parents from
applying and from adopting
black children.
The Atlanta Post
recently talked to
B A P R C
Ex ecuti v e
Director
Gloria King
about her
response to
four main
misconcep-
tions that
stand in the
way of
African-
American kids
finding loving and
permanent homes:
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descent are more difficult
to raise: Not true, says King. "We
have been very successful in pro- o u s
moting African American children issues: King says that media hype
being adopted and bringing the about their condition has con-
message to the community about demned many children born
families of color being needed to addicted to drugs to a future with
adopt," she told the Post. "Targeted little hope. "We had to do a lot of
recruitment has always been a part re-education for the community as
of our mission, but let me make it to how to care for these children


and regarding adoption in general,"
she said.
The "Blind Side effect": It's
taken work to soothe concerns that
children of African descent adopt-
ed by Caucasian families will be
irreparably harmed by being dis-
connected from their "natural her-
itage." "Our goal when making
the decision to adopt (as
opposed to procreating)
was that we wanted
to provide love, a
home and a great
life for a soul
that might not
have had
those oppor-
tunities oth-
erwise," said
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Folkson, a
white man who
is raising a black
child with his
Mexican American
wife. "We didn't set
restrictions with regard to
race or gender."
Singles and renters need not
apply: Wrong. King contends that
anyone who really understands the
selfless job of parenting and is
willing to provide a "forever space
for a child" that meets his or her
needs should strongly consider
adoption. "You don't have to be
Ozzie and Harriet," she says.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING ORDINANCE 2011-544
REAPPORTIONMENT OF JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS
AND AT-LARGE RESIDENCY AREA BOUNDARIES AND SCHOOL
BOARD DISTRICTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 2010 CENSUS DATA


Pursuant to Chapter 18 (Reapportionment of Council and School Board Districts), Ordinance
Code, the City Council Rules Committee is conducting reapportionment public hearings in order
to inform the public about the reapportionment proposal and to compile an official record of
citizen input on the proposed Council reapportionment plan and Ordinance 2011-554. The
meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
North Campus
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Auditorium Room C126
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218

Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
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dedication of a memorial to King
on the National Mall.
"God is calling us to start revolu-
tions of dignity, civility and social
justice in our own backyards to
improve education, health care and
the well-being of all people," a res-
olution reads.
As PNBC leaders celebrated their
denomination's 50th anniversary,
they launched an effort to reach out
to other African-American
Christian groups, including
Pentecostals, with the new Faith
United Action Fellowship.
"We're living in a society now
where we've discovered that it's
increasingly more important and
germane to us that we do cross
boundaries in working together,"
said the Rev. Carroll Baltimore,
president of the PNBC, citing com-
mon interests in poverty, education,
health disparities and incarcerated
black men.
Presiding Bishop Charles H. Ellis
III of the Pentecostal Assemblies of
the World was among the leaders
attending the PNBC meeting for the
first time.
"I absolutely hope that wherever
we can have joint interests and
things in common to serve the
greater community that we would
be able to not just walk hand in
hand but to work hand in hand," he
said.


















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This week Texas Governor Rick
Scott, oops I meant Rick Perry
joined the Republican field for
president.
Perry, who kind of looks like
George W. Bush and definitely
sounds like Bush is actually more
conservative than Bush in many
ways. But if you close your eyes
you would probably think that it is
George W speaking himself.
The Texas Governor definitely
has reshuffled the GOP deck. Now
there appears to be a first tier of
Republican candidates Perry,
Minnesota Rep. Michele
Bachmann, and former
Massachusetts Governor Mitt
Romney.
Last week, Bachmann proved
that she has some star appeal by
winning the Ames Straw Poll on in
Iowa. Many feel that this victory
that cements her status as the fron-
trunner in next year's Iowa caucus-
es, which may be the case, but isn't
she originally from Iowa?
In most cases candidates win
races in their home states it is just
sort of how it works. Since
announcing her candidacy,
Bachmann has been the darling of
the Tea Party sort of knocking


by George Curry
England's
attempt to fully
understand rioting
touched off by a
policeman's fatal
shooting of Mark
Duggan, a 29-year
old Black man, in many ways mir-
ror the debate that followed the
urban unrest that the United States
underwent in the wake of Dr.
Martin Luther King's assassination
in 1968. The BBC and other news
organizations have cited the com-
peting arguments on the underlying
causes of the outbursts.
Here are some of the most com-
monly cited causes:
RACISM
Christina Patterson, writing in
the Independent newspaper, said:
"Race didn't cause these riots, but
it played a part... Too many black
men have been killed by police.
Too many black men and women
have been treated like criminals .
This is not the cause of these riots,
but it's there in the mix, a mix
where the key ingredient is feeling
powerless. Cuts won't help.
Growing unemployment won't
help. Some investment in youth
services, and better schools, and
mentoring schemes might, but
money alone isn't the answer."
GANGSTA RAP AND CUL-
TURE
On Aug. 8, the Daily Mirror car-
ried the headline, "London riots: Is
rap music to blame for encouraging
this culture of violence?" To Paul
Routledge, the author of the story,
the answer is definitely yes. He
wrote, "The mayhem erupted
overnight, but it has been building
for years. And putting more police
on the streets while vital to end
the threat to life and property will
not solve the crisis.
"I blame the pernicious culture of
hatred around rap music which glo-


Palin off of her mantel.
Speaking of Palin she is still
out there making appearances as if
she is still flirting with a run for
president.
So who are the second tier candi-
dates? Maybe a better question is if
there actually is a second tier. Will
candidates like Ron Paul, Herman
Cain or Newt actually be taken
serious by voters probably not.
Governor Perry presents major
problems for Romney and
Bachman. The million dollar ques-
tion is would the conservative
right, which is basically made up of
Christian conservatives truly sup-
port Romney a practicing Mormon.
Perry now gives both the Tea
Party and Christian Conservatives
a candidate to rally around.
Bachman had been the toast of the
town, but Perry has even more
"rock star" status than Bachman.
The other question for Republicans
is if Perry or Bachman do win the
GOP nomination are they too
Conservative to win over
Independents and moderates?
And with Mike Huckabee gone -
Perry really can step into the role as
the true Christian Conservative
candidate.


rifles violence and loathing of
authority (especially the police but
including parents), exalts trashy
materialism and raves about drugs.
The important things in life are the
latest smart phones, fashionable
trainers andjeans and idiot comput-
er games. No wonder stores selling
them were looting targets. Stir into
this lethal mixture the fostering of
irrational anger against the world
and disrespect for others and the
end result is self-absorbed young
people living at boiling point."
ABSENT FATHERS
Christina Odone of the Daily
Telegraph wrote: "Here are three
numbers to bear in mind when talk-
ing about the riots: 8 billion
(pounds spent by social services
each year on children and young
people); 3.5 million (children from
a broken home); and one fifth
(school leavers who are illiterate."
The writer suggests looking at
some other numbers as well. She
said, "A large number of young-
sters are brought up without dads.
The majority of rioters are gang
members whose only loyalty is to
the gang and whose only authority
figure is the toughest of the bunch.
Like the overwhelming majority of
offenders behind bars, these gang
members have one thing in com-
mon: no father at home."
SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Camila Batmanghelidj, founder
of The Place To Be and Kids
Company charity, wrote in the
Independent: "It's not one occa-
sional attack on dignity, it's a
repeated humiliation, being contin-
uously disposed in a society rich
with possession. Young, intelligent
citizens of the ghetto want an
explanation for why they are at the
receiving end of bleak Britain, con-
demned to a darkness where their
humanity is not even valued
enough to be helped. Savagery is a
possibility within us all. Some of us


What does team Obama say
about Perry's entry? "Governor
Perry's economic policies are a car-
bon copy of the economic policies
of Washington Republicans," said
campaign press secretary Ben
LaBolt.
He added, "In a Republican field
that has already pledged allegiance
to the Tea Party and failed to pres-
ent any plan that will benefit the
middle class or create the jobs
America needs to win the future,
Governor Perry offers more of the
same."
Romney is a business savvy can-
didate with conservative values,
but moderate enough to appeal to
both conservative Democrats and
Independents. But again, the
Christian right is less likely to
embrace Romney over Perry and
Bachman.
The problem that both parties
have in primary elections is that
voters tend to vote with their hearts
and not their heads. While nation-
al party leaders tend to realize that
more moderate candidate are more
electable that fact doesn't mean
much to party activist and radicals.
So why are Bachman and now
Perry so popular well it is simple


have been lucky enough not to have
to call upon it for survival; others,
exhausted from failure, can justify
resorting to it."
WEAK POLICING
An editorial in the Sun stated,
"[Prime Minister] David Cameron
spoke for most of us when he said
police were initially too thin on the
ground and misjudged their early
response."
ANIMALISTIC BEHAVIOR
Conservative columnists Max
Hastings, writing in the Mail
Online, charged: "They are essen-
tially wild beasts. I use that phrase
advisedly, because it seems appro-
priate to young people bereft of the
discipline that might make them
employable; of the conscience that
distinguishes between right and
wrong. They respond only to
instinctive animal impulses to eat
and drink, have sex or destroy the
accessible property of others. Their
behaviour on the streets resembled
that of the polar bear which
attacked a Norwegian tourist camp
last week. They were doing what
came naturally and, unlike the bear,
no one even shot them for it."
SPENDING CUTS
London mayoral candidate Ken
Livingstone told the BBC: "If
you're making massive cuts,
there's always the potential for this
sort of revolt against that." Marian
FitzGerald, visiting professor of
criminology at the University of
Kent, noted, "The full implementa-
tion of the cuts to local authority
services that will have the biggest
impact on these areas will not be
fully felt until next year. However,
it may be that because there's so
much talk about police spending
cuts, the rioters may have inter-
nalised the message that they're
less likely to be caught."
CONSUMERISM
Writer Zoe Williams offered
what she called a pragmatic expla-


they appeal to that very conserva-
tive base that I just talked about.
Former Minnesota governor Tim
Pawlenty wanted to be the conser-
vative choice, and after investing a
million dollars into the Iowa straw
poll he still performed poorly so
afterwards he dropped out of the
race.
During a call to supporters -
Pawlenty simply said, "We cannot
envision a path forward to victory
and so therefore we made a deci-
sion to end the campaign."
So for President Obama, Perry is
probably the guy you want to face
next November.
The challenge for President
Obama will be his steadily declin-
ing approval numbers. For the first
time in his presidency they dipped
below 40 percent this week. The
only good news for the President is
the fact that he still has time to
recover, and he will undoubtedly
raise unprecedented amounts of
money.
Will Obama win a second term as
president "Yes he can." But there
is still a long way to go in this
marathon.
Signing off from GOP headquar-
ters, Reggie Fulllwood


nation. Williams said, "This is what
happens when people don't have
anything, when they have their
noses constantly rubbed in stuff
they can't afford, and they have no
reason to believe that they will ever,
be able to afford it."
I knew the rioting in England had
taken on an American flavor when
I looked at a quote from a reader
replying to a BBC story about the
unrest. The reader said, "I agree
there are many reasons for this sit-
uation. However, I put poor, unin-
formed, and unexperienced parent-
ing at the top of the list. You have
babies trying to raise babies."
George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief
of Emerge magazine and the NNPA News
Service, is a keynote speaker, moderator,
and media coach. Visit
www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow
him at www.twitter.com/currygeorge.


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CONTRIBUTORS: Lynn Jones, Charles Griggs, Camilla Thompson, Reginald Fullwood,
E.O.Huthchinson, William Reed, Andre X, Brenda Burwell, Marsha Oliver, Marretta
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Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press


August 18-24, 2011


Rate the President
"Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are doing a so-called
poverty bus tour under the guise of highlighting that
issue ... check their records [and] you will see that they
have done a lot of poverty-pimping through book sales,
TV appearances, speaking fees and promoting the 'woe
is me mindset'... this has been their hustle for a long time," that's Steve
Harvey's rant in the most recent round of Black American disc jockeys and
broadcasters' battle to brook no criticism of Barack Hussein Obama.
Conscientious Black Americans would do well to compare Harvey's
rhetoric to Obama's results as president before arbitrarily choosing sides in
this public spat. Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are being pilloried and
made out to be "pariahs" by Black jocks because they've made negative
comments about Obama's presidential performance. But, Black American
DJs seem to be dodging the fact that America's economy is in free-fall; the
country's deficits, debt and government spending are at a record high, and
our credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in history. In spite
of these obvious presidential shortcomings, Urban Contemporary broad-
casters continue "praising Caesar" and pummeling his critics. As other
American groups lament America's economic plight, Black Americans,
whose lifestyles and conditions are the worst of all, still defend Obama's
lackluster job performance.
Nobody on Black radio seems willing to admit the sad shape America is
in, or that Blacks are the worst off in the country. The issue that's getting
attention is the DJ's view that the "Poverty Tour" is another "attempt to
criticize President Obama." It all goes back to April 2008 when Smiley
resigned from the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" program because of the
audience's overwhelmingly negative response to his criticisms of
Candidate Obama.
When Obama was elected, many believed that the numerous maladies in
the Black community would cease to exist. But, Blacks' problems contin-
ue with the acquiescence of the media and those who view Obama as a
symbol of achievement. Under Obama the Oval Office's traditional defer-
ence toward "Wall Street oligarchs" continues. Obama's signature legisla-
tion is the passage of a gargantuan stimulus plan "to fix" the economy.
Though they will backbite among each other, few African-American pun-
dits acknowledge that Black unemployment and joblessness has remained
constant before and after the $790 billion stimulus package. Who among
us demanded the government target Black youth and adult jobs programs
when almost a trillion dollars was being doled out?
"He's doing all he can under the circumstances" is a lame retort.
Intellectually honest people must look at Obama's demonstrable disregard
for Black issues and come to the unavoidable conclusion that our issues
and interests rank low on Obama's list of concerns. During his entire time
in office, Obama has failed to articulate any policy that would deal with
the betterment of Blacks and urban America, yet Obama sycophants write
off all criticism, such as Cornel West's depiction of Obama as a "puppet of
Wall Street" as "crazy rants."
It's a tragedy the way Obama loyalists have accepted the diminution of
Black issues, and that the only way he could become president was by dis-
tancing himself from race. He became president, with 95 percent of the
African-American vote and support from the vast majority of people of
color, young voters and White liberals claiming that America was entering
a "post-racial" era as well as a post-partisan one. Though this theme car-
ried enormous appeal and Black voters fell for it, it was never completely
true.
Do the Blacks who influence public and political policy want to improve
our plight and will they bring attention to ongoing injustice and repression
occurring against us? Instead of using air time to throw Cornel and Tavis
under the bus when can we expect Black broadcasters and media to objec-
tively relate challenges Blacks face in the U.S. within the contexts of edu-
cation, housing, employment, poverty, crime and legal systems and ways
to combat them?
It's time Black Americans give President Obama a realistic rating
regarding his attention to, or lack of, issues important to us.
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August 18-24, 2011


Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 5


Alcorn Stale Sports Photo
BRIDGE BUILDER: QB
Brandon Bridge looks to
lead Alcorn State to first
SWAC title since the Steve
McNair era.


TEAM-BY-TEAM SCHEDULES; REED LANDS

AT UCF; TWO MAKE ARENA LEAGUE HOF


Watch

Their

Teams


Morehouse head coach Rich Freeman (I.), Fort Valley State head
coach Donald Pittman (c.) and Alcorn State head coach Melvin
Spears (r.) have teams capable of winning 2011 championships in
their respective conferences.

NEXTWEEK: Players to Watch, Toughest Schedules, BCSP
Preseason Football Top Ten.


UNDER THE BANNER

WHATS GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS



C. J. REED HEADED TO UCF:
Former Bethune-Cookman guard and reigning MEAC

Basketball Player of the Year C. J.
Reed is transferring to the University
of Central Florida it was announced

0II0M last week.

Reed, who averaged an MEAC-
best 18.8 points per game while lead-

Sing the Wildcats to a 21-13 overall
SIrecord and their first ever MEAC

regular season title, received a re-
REED
lease from B-CU in early July after
the school abruptly dismissed his father, Clifford Reed,

as the Wildcats head coach on June 27. The younger Reed
reportedly visited UCF, North Florida and Tennessee State
before committing to join the Knights.
C. J., a senior, will redshirt during the 2011-12 season
and join UCF for the 2012-13 campaign.
"It had to be a good fit for me and a good fit for the

team," C. J. told the Daytona News-Journal in a phone
interview last week. "I didn't want to go somewhere that

played a style that I didn't want to play. They get up and
down the court. I think this was the best option for me and
the best fit for me."

Reed, a crafty 6-3 left-hander, was the MEAC rookie of
the year as a freshman and earned first team all-MEAC over
the past two seasons. As a freshman he played primarily as
a point guard but became more of a scorer over the last two
seasons.


TWO MAKE ARENA LEAGUE HOF:
TULSA, Okla. -During halftime ofArenaBowl XXIV
Saturday night in Phoenix, AFL Com-
missioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the
2011 AFL Hall of Fame Class and two
HBCU products made the list.
This year's Hall of Fame Class
includes former Bethune-Cookman

standout Stevie Thomas, four-time
ArenaBowl champion with the Tampa
Bay Storm who recorded 7,892 re- THOMAS
ceiving yards and 111 tackles in his
10-year career and former Alabama A&M wide receiver
Barry Wagner, ranked as the second
Greatest Player in AFL History by
the AFL Historical Committee and
six-time Ironman of the Year winner

(1992-97).

Joining Thomas and Wagner in
the Class of 2011 are Coach Darren
Arbet, OL/DL Sylvester Bembery, WR
Eddie Brown, WR/LB Hunkie Cooper, WAGNER
OL/DL Sam Hernandez, OS George
LaFrance, GM Gene Nudo, and QB Kurt Warner.
The 2011 AFL Hall of Fame Class will be inducted
during 2012 Kickoff Weekend


NCCU OFFICIALLY IN DIV. I:

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. At 12:31 p.m. on Thursday
(Aug. 11), North Carolina Central University received
a letter from the NCAA confirming the university's active
membership in Division I athletics effective Sept. 1.
"Gaining full membership to NCAA Division I has
been our goal for several years now and I am excited and
delighted to see it come to pass," said NCCU Chancellor
Charlie Nelms. "The Eagles have arrived!"
"I am thrilled about the NCAA's final decision,' said
NCCU Athletics Director Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree.
On Friday, Aug. 26, the NCCU volleyball team will
host the first athletic competition as an active Division I
member when the Eagles host Campbell.


2011 FOOTBALL


Teams worth watching in 2011


LUT WILLIAMS
BCSP Editor
The final countdown has begun for the 2011
black college football season.
All 53 football-playing teams are in their third
week of summer practice readying for the start of
play that counts. In just another week, on Thursday
August 25th, Langston will kick off the season with
a date at home vs. New Orleans. Three other games
are set for Saturday, August 27th.
The real lift off begins with an explosion of 31
games over the Labor Day weekend (Thursday, Sept
1 thru Sunday, Sept. 4).
Most of the 2010 champions Shaw in the
CIAA, Albany State in the SIAC, South Carolina
State co-champs in the MEAC and Texas Southern
in the SWAC suffered heavy losses to graduation
that will make repeating difficult.
The door is open for contenders like Morehouse
and Fort Valley State in the SIAC, Winston-Salem
State in the CIAA, Bethune-Cookman in the MEAC
and Alcorn State in the SWAC to move up and into
the championship spotlight.


Keep Your Eyes On
The two most dominant teams in 2010 were
SIAC champion Albany State (11-1), who finished
with a perfect 10-0 regular season mark, and MEAC
co-champ Bethune-Cookman (10-2), who fell to
Florida A&M (38-27, after leading 27-14 at the
half) in its final regular season game preventing the
Wildcats from posting an 11-0 record.
The performance was expected by Albany
State, who along with Tuskegee has won or shared
the last 11 SIAC titles. But that was hardly the case
with Bethune-Cookman, picked by league head
coaches and this writer to finish near the bottom of


WSSU Sports Photo B-CU Sports Photo
AIMING HIGH: Winston-Salem State head coach
Connell Maynor (I.) and Bethune-Cookman head
coach Brian Jenkins have set their sights on
conference and national titles.

last year's MEAC standings under new head coach
Brian Jenkins.
But the brash Jenkins took over from longtime
B-CU headcoach Alvin Wyatt and boldly proclaimed
that the Wildcats would win right away. And that's
exactly what they did, ending South Carolina State's
21-game conference win streak and three-year domi-
nation of the MEAC.
Jenkins says unabashedly that his goal is not
just to win the MEAC title, but to win the Football
Championship Subdivision (FCS) national crown.
He's got Athletic Director Lynn Thompson fully
on board and is lining up the horses to do it. His
Florida-heavy roster is littered with standouts and
now includes last year's Mr. Football in the state,
quarterback Quentin Williams of Tampa.
Another brash young coach with designs on
titles beyond the conference level is Winston-Salem
State second-year head man Connell Maynor. Like
Jenkins, Maynor has boldly proclaimed that he's not
just looking for CIAA titles but wants to take the
Rams to the NCAA Div. II national title. And with
WSSU Athletic Director and legendary head coach


Bill Hayes firmly behind him, the talented Rams could
definitely be headed in that direction.
Albany State won the SIAC title but both More-
house (a 13-12 loser to ASU) and Fort Valley State
(who lost 12-7 to ASU) were hot on its tail. This
could be the year that both move past the perennial
champs.
Coming off its first-ever Div. II playoff appear-
ance and returning a host of all-SIAC performers,
Morehouse under head coach Rich Freeman may
be considered the SIAC favorite. The Maroon Tigers
biggest hurdle may be getting past arch-nemesis
Tuskegee.
Anthony Pittman's Fort Valley State Wildcats
easily handledTuskegee but faltered againstASU and
Morehouse. Pittman believes he's added a difference-
maker to his already loaded squad in new quarterback
Antonio Henton.
And they don't come any brasher than new Alcorn
State head coach Melvin Spears. TheAlcorn graduate
won a SWAC title in 2005 after he succeeded Doug
Williams as head coach at Grambling and bounced
around some before landing back at his alma mater.
After Prairie View A&M (45 years) and Texas
Southern (42 years) ended long SWAC title droughts
over the last two seasons, Spears figures its time to
return Alcorn to the championship circle. The Braves,
once powers in the conference under former head
coach Marino Casem, who Spears played for, have
not won or shared a SWAC title since 1994 (18 years).
With Alcorn and NFL legend, the late Steve McNair
at the helm, the Braves won the 1992 title outright
and shared the 1994 title with Grambling.
Spears has a McNair like quarterback in sopho-
more Brandon Bridge who he hopes can duplicate
some of McNair's gaudy stats en route to another
title.


BOWIE STATE
9/3 ................@ Assumption ...............1
9/10 .................. Benedict.................... 1
9/17 ............ Livingstone (HC) ...........1
9/24 ............@ Virginia Union ............. 1
10/1 ............ @ Virginia State..............6
10/6 ........... @ Fairmont State............. 7
10/14 ............... @ Lincoln...................8
10/22..... @ Elizabeth City State.........1
10/29 ............. @ Shepherd............. 12n
11/5..................Chowan .................... 1

CHOWAN
9/1 .................. Livingstone..................6
9/10 .......... @ UNC Pembroke............6
9/17 ............. W-Salem State...............6
9/24 ............ @ Virginia State..............6
10/1 ............ @ Virginia Union............. 1
10/8 ................. @ Lincoln................... 1
10/15.............. @ Stillman ..................5
10/22 .............. Shaw (HC).............. 6
10/29 ........Elizabeth City State.......12n
11/5 .......... @ Bowie State.............1
ELIZABETH CITY STATE
8/27.............. @ Delta State................6
9/3 .............. W-Salem State...............6
9/10 .......Livingstone in Rocky Mt.. NC........ 4
9/17..... @ Fayetteville State...........6
9/24 ................ @ Shaw....................2
10/8 ............@ Virginia Union .............1
10/15........ Virginia State (HC).......1:30
10/22 ..............Bowie State ................. 1
10/29 .............. @ Chowan..............12n
11/5.................Lincoln (PA) .................1
FAYETTEVILLE STATE
9/3 ...............UNC-Pembroke ........... .6
9/9 ............@ Carson Newman...........7
9/17 ..........Elizabeth City Stato ..........6
9/24 ......@ Winston-Salem State........ 6
10/1............. St. Augustine's...............6
10/8.......... Virginia State (HC)............ 1
10/15 ..................Shaw .....................2
10/22 ............@ Livingstone ..........1:30
10/29 ............ @ J. C. Smith................4
11/5.............@ Virginia Union ............. 1

JOHNSON C. SMITH
9/3 ............ West Virginia State............4
9/10 .................@ Brevard ..................2
9/17 ...............Virginia State .......... 4
9/24............... @ Davidson.................7
10/1 ......@ Winston-Salem State........1
10/8 ............... @ Shaw.................... 1
10/15 .......Virginia Union (HC) ...........1
10/22.....@ St. Augustine's (HC) .......1
10/29 ......... Fayetteville State............. 1
11/5................. Livingstone ................. 1
LINCOLN (PA)
9/3 ................ @ Cheyney ................ 1
9/10 ...........@ Kentucky State ............ 5
9/17.............. Virginia Union................6
9/24........... @ St. Augustine's........ ...1
10/1 ......West Virginia Wesleyan....12n
10/8 .............. Chowan (HC)... ............ 1
10/14 ..............Bowie State .............8
10/22 .............Virginia State ................ 1
10/29 ...@ Va. Univ. of Lynchburg.......1
11/5............ @ Eliz. City State.............1
LIVINGSTONE
9/1 .................. @ Chowan..................6
9/10 .....Eliz. City State in Rocky Mt., NC ......4
9/17 ............. @ Bowie State ...............1
9/24 ...........Va. Univ. of L'burg ...........7
101 ............ ..@. Shaw...................1
10/8 ...........@ Edward Waters............2
10/15 ...... Winston-Salem State..........6
10/22 .....Fayetteville State (HC).........1
10/29......... St. Augustine's............. 1
11/5............... @ J. C. Smith................ 1

SAINT AUGUSTINE'S
8/27 ............@ Virginia Union ...........6
9/3 ................... Catawba........1... 1:30
9/10..............@ New Haven ............... 1
9/24 ................Lincoln (PA) ................. 1
10/1 ......... @ Fayetteville State...........6
10/8 ........ Winston-Salem State ..1:30
10/15.......... @ West Georgia .............2
10/22 .............. J. C. Smith ..................2
10/29 .............. Livingstone............. 1:30
11/5.................. @ Shaw............... 1
SHAW
9/3 ................... @ Stillman ..................5
9/10 ...........@ Delaware State............6
9/17 ................ @ Benedict .................5
9/24 ..........Elizabeth City State...........2
10/1 ................ Livingstone.................. 1
10/8 ............J. C. Smith (HC)..............1
1015 ....... @ Fayetteville State........... 2
10/22............. @ Chowan..................6
10/29 ... @ Winston-Salem State .. 1:30
11/5.............. St. Augustine's ...............1
VIRGINIA STATE
9/3...............@ Norfolk State.............. 6
9/10 ........ West Virginia State........1
9/17 .........@ Johnson C. Smith..........4
9/24 ............. ...Chowan ... .......... 6
10/1 ............... Bowie State .................6
10/8 ....... Fayetteville State...........1
10/15..... @ Elizabeth City State....1:30
10/22 ............... @ Lincoln............... 1
10/29 ........Virginia Union (HC)......1:30
11/5............ @ Gardner-Webb.............6

VIRGINIA UNION
8/27 ........... Saint Augustine's ............. 6
9/3 .................@ Benedict .................5
9/10 ........ Winston-Salem State..........7
9/17 ................. @ Lincoln............ .....6
9/24 ................Bowie State ................. 1
10/1 ...................Chowan ................. 1
10/8 ..... Elizabeth City State (HC) ...... 1
10/15 ............ @ J. C. Smith................ 1
10/29 .......... @ Virginia State......... 1:30
11/5............ Fayetteville State............. 1


C WINSTON-SALEM STATE
I 9/3 ......... @ Elizabeth City State......... 6
A 9/10 ............ @ Virginia Union............. 7
A 9/17 ............... @ Chowan.................6
9/24.......... Fayetteville State.............6
10/1 ............ J. C. Sm ith (HC)..............1
10/8........... @ St. Augustine's ....1:30
10/15 ............ @ Livingstone ...............6
10/22 ...........Edward Waters..........1:30
10/29 ................Shaw ...............1:30
11/5......... @ UNC-Pembroke............2

BETHUNE-COOKMAN
9/4 .........Prairie View A&M in Orlando..... 12n
9/10 .........South Carolina State..........4
9/22 .... ..... ...Hampton ............. 7:30
10/1 ................. @ M iam i............... TBA
10/8............... @ N. C. A&T ..........1:30
10/15 .......... Fort Valley State.. ...........4
10/20 ..........@ Norfolk State......... 7:30
10/29 ..... @ N. C. Central..............2
11/5.... .... Morgan State (HC).. .........4
11/12.......... Savannah State .........3
11/19 .....Florida A&M in Orlando... 2.30
DELAWARE STATE
9/3 ..............@.. VMI ..............1:30
9/10 ............... Shaw ..................6.
9/17 ............... @ Delaware................6
9/24 ...... South Carolina State........2
10/1 ............ @ Florida A&M.............. 6
10/8 ...............Norfolk State ..............1
10/15 ........... @ N. C. A&T .......1:30
10/29 ........ Morgan State (HC)............ 1
11/5....0.......... N. C. Central ...............1
11/12 .............@ Hampton .................1
11/19.................. Howard ............... 12n

FLORIDA A&M
9/3 .............. Fort Valley State..............6
9/8 ................@ Hampton .................8
9/17 ......... @ South Florida .......TBA
9/24 ........ .Southern in Atlanta...... 3:30
10/1 ........... Delaware State ..............6
10/8 .............. Howard (HC) ................3
10/15 ........ @ Savannah State.......... 7
10/22 .... South Carolina State...1:30
11/5.... ........... N. C. A&T..... ........3
11/12........... @ N C. Central ............2
11/19......B-Cookman in Orlando ... 2:30

HAMPTON
9/3 .......Alabama A&M in Chicago ......4
9/8 .......... Florida A&M ................. 8
9/17............ @ Old Dominion .............6
9/22........@ Bethune-Cookman ....7:30
10/8 ................Princeton ................. 1
10/15 ...........@ Norfolk State.............. 1
10/22 .........N. C. Central (HC)............2
10/29 ........ @ Savannah State............2
11/5.................... How ard .................... 1
11/12............ Delaware State .............. 1
11/19............. M organ State...... ......... 1

HOWARD
9/3 ........... @ Eastern Michigan........ ..7
9/10 ................ Morehouse.............3:30
9/17 .............. Norfolk State ...............1
9/24......Morgan State in E. Rutherford. NJ ....4
10/1 .......... @ Savannah State............7
10/8 ............. @ Florida A&M...............3
10/15 ............. Georgetown ... ......... 1
10/22 ...........N. C. A&T (HC) ............. 1
10/29 ......South Carolina State..........
11/5................ @ Ham pton.................1
11/19..........@ Delaware State...........1
MORGAN STATE
9/3 ................ Towson ..................7
9/10........... @ Bowling Green............7
9/17 .............. Robert M orris................4
9/24....... Howard in E. Ruth., NJ ........4
10/1 .............. N. C. A&T..............4..4
10/8 ............ Savannah State.............. 1
10/15 ...........@ N. C. Central .............. 1
10/29 .......Delaware State (HC)..........3
11/5.........@ Bethune-Cookman .1
11/12..............Norfolk State ........... 7:30
11/19...............@ Ham pton .................4
NORFOLK STATE
9/3 .................Virginia State ...............6
9/10 ............ @ West Virginia......... TBA
9/17 .................@ Howard .................. 1
9/24 .........Charleston Southern..........4
10/1 .........South Carolina State 1.......1
10/8........... @ Delaware State ............1
10/15 ................ Ham pton ................... 1
10/20 ........Bethune-Cookman ......7:30
10/29 ........... N. C. A&T (HC) ..............2
11/5........... @ Savannah State ..........
11/12........... @ Morgan State..............4
NORTH CAROLINA A&T
9/3 ......... Va. Univ. of Lynchburg......... 4
9/10 ........ Appalachian State.....3:30
9/24 ..........Coastal Carolina .............4
10/1 ............ @ Morgan State..............4
10/8 .......... Bethune-Cookman ...... 1:30
10/15 .......Delaware State (HC)....1:30
10/22 ...............S Howard .................. 1
10/29 ........... Norfolk State.............2
11/5.............. @ Florida A&M...............3
11/12............. @ S. C. State .........1:30
11/19..............N. C. Central ...........1:30
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
9/1 .................0.. Rutgers ............ 7:30
9/10 .... Central State in Cleveland.. 12n
9/17 ......................Eton ....................... 6
9/24............ Savannah State.............. 6
10/8 ...... @ South Carolina State... 1:30
10/15 ............ Morgan State ................4
10/22 ..............0 Ham pton ................2
10/29 .... Bethune-Cookman (HC) .......2
11/5...........@ Delaware State ............1
11/12.............. Florida A&M .................2
11/19 .............. N C A&T ........... 1:30
SAVANNAH STATE
9/3......Albany State in Macon, GA.....5
9/10 ........... S. E. Louisiana ............6
9/17 ........ Appalachian State..........6
9/24 ............@ N. C. Central ..............6


10/1 ................... Howard....................7
10/8 ............ @ Morgan State..............1
10/15 ............. Florida A&M.................7
10/29 ............Hampton (HC) ...............2
11/5 ................Norfolk State ................5
11/12.......@ Bethune-Cookman .........3
11/19........South Carolina State.......... 2
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
9/1 ........... @ Central Michigan...........7
9/10 ........@ Bethune-Cookman .........4
9/17 ................. @ Indiana..............3:30


TUSKEGEE
9/10 ..................Langston ...................1
9/17 ............@ Alabama A&M .............6
9/24 ............... Stillman ..................... 1
10/1 ........... @ Fort Valley State.............6
10/8 .......Morehouse in Columbus, GA........2
10/15 .................@ Lane .................2
10/22 .........@ Kentucky State ............ 1
10/29 ............. Clark Atlanta................. 1
11/5..................Miles (HC) ...............
11/24.......... @ Alabama State.............3


9/24 ............. Delaware State ..............2 ALABAMA A&M
10/1 .............@ Norfolk State ..............1 9/3 .......... Hampton in Chicago.......... 4
10/8 ...........N. C. Central (HC).......1:30 9/10 ................@ Southern .................6
10/15 ............ Georgia State...........1:30 9/17 ................. Tuskegee ................... 6
10/22 ............. Florida A&M............1:30 9/24 .......... @ Grambling State ...........5
10/29 ...............@ Howard ..................1 10/1 ......... Arkansas-Pine Bluff........... 6
11/12................ N. C. A&T..............1:30 10/8 .......Miss. Valley State (HC) ........1
11/19.........@ Savannah State............2 10/13 ...........Texas Southern..............1
10/29 .... Alabama State in B'ham...2:30
ALBANY STATE S 11/5.............. @ Alcom State...............2
9/3 ........Savannah State in Macon, GA ......5 I 11/12.............Jackson State ...............1
9/10 ...................Wingate ............... TBA A 11/19........ Prairie View A&M........... 2
9/17 ..............Valdosta State.......... TBA C
9/24 .................. @ Miles ................... 6 ALABAMA STATE
10/1 .....Kentucky State in Indianapolis ..2:30 9/3 ...........@ Miss. Valley State ..........5
10/8 ................ Lane .................... 2 9/10.........@ Eastern Michigan........... 1
10/15 .............. Morehouse..................7 9/17 ............ Grambling State..............7
10/22 .....Clark Atlanta in Valdosta, GA........3 9/24............@ Jackson State.............4
10/29 ............ Benedict (HC) ...............2 10/1 ............... Alcorn State.................7
11/5 ..... Ft. Valley State in Columbus, GA......2 10/8 .......... @ Texas Southern............ 1
10/15 ......... Prairie View A&M.............1
BENEDICT 10/29 .....Alabama A&M in Birmingham...2:30
9/3 ................ Virginia Union...............5 11/5...... @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff....2:30
9/10............. @ Bowie State............... 1 11/12.................Southern ...................1
9/17 ................... Shaw.................. 5 11/24............Tuskegee (HC)...............3
9/24 ............ Fort Valley State..............6


10/1 .........Miles in Augusta, GA..........2
10/8 .................@ Stillman ................5.
10/15 .........Clark Atlanta (HC) ............2
10/22............ @ Morehouse ...............2
10/29 ........... Albany State ..............2
11/5...................... Lane....................... 2

CLARK-ATLANTA
9/2 ................ Georgia State...........7:30
9/10 ................... Lane.......................6
9/17 ............ Fort Valley State..............6
9/24.... Ark.-Pine Bluff in St. Louis......3
10/1 ..............@ Morehouse ...............7
10/8 .................Miles (HC) ................6.
10/15 .............. @ Benedict .................2
10/22 .....Albany Sate in Valdosta, GA........3
10/29 ............. @ Tuskegee................. 1
11/5.................... Stillman ...............1:30
FORT VALLEY STATE
9/3 ............... Florida A&M...............6
9/10 ................ Delta State..................6
9/17 ..............@ Clark Atlanta ...............6
9/24 ............... @ Benedict .................6
10/1 ................. Tuskegee...................6
10/8...........@ Kentucky State.......1:30
10/15 ......@ Bethune-Cookman .........4
10/22 .............Stillman (HC) ................2
10/29 .............. Morehouse..................6
11/5.... Albany Stale in Columbus, GA.....2

KENTUCKY STATE
9/4 .. ..Central State in Dayton, OH ....5
9/10 ................Lincoln (PA) ................. 5
9/17 ................ Stillman .................... 7
9/24....... @ Kentucky Wesleyan...... 7
10/1 ....... Albany State in Indianapolis.... 2:30
10/8 ........Fort Valley State (HC) ....1:30
10/15 ................. @ Miles ...................6
10/22 ............... Tuskegee ................... 1
10/29 ................. Lane ............... 2
11/5................. Morehouse.................. 1
LANE
9/3.............@ Edward Waters............6
9/10 .............1@ Clark Atlanta ..............6
9/17 .............Point University ..............7
9/24 ................ Morehouse ..................7
10/1 .................@ Stillm an .................. 7
10/8 .........Albany State.................2
10/15 ...........Tuskegee (HC)...............2
10/22 ................. @ Miles ....................2
10/29 ........... Kentucky State............... 2
11/5................. @ Benedict ................. 1

MILES
9/4 ...... Morehouse in Birmingham......6
9/10 ........... Concordia-Selma.............6
9/15 ............ @ West Georgia .............7
9/24 ............... Albany State................. 6
10/1 ......Benedict in Augusta, GA.......2
10/8 .............@ Clark Atlanta .............. 6
10/15 ........... Kentucky State...............6
10/22 ............... Lane (HC) ...............4...
10/27 ...............@ Stillman .................. 7
11/5................ @ Tuskegee................. 1
MOREHOUSE
9/4 ........ Miles in Birmingham...........6
9/10 .................@ Howard .............3:30
9/17 ............. Edward Waters...............7
9/24 ...................@ Lane ..................2
10/1 ...............ClarkAtlanta................. 7
10/8 ........Tuskegee in Columbus. GA.........2
10/15 ........... Albany State ..............7
10/22 ............ Benedict (HC) ...............2
10/29 ........ Fort Valley State...........6
11/5............@ Kentucky State ............ 1
STILLMAN
9/3 .......................Shaw ......................5
9/10 ................ @ Samford..................6
9/17........... @ Kentucky State............ 7
9/24 ............... @ Tuskegee................. 1
10/1 ..................... Lane............... .. 5
10/8 .................. Benedict.................... 5
10/15 .................C how an ....................5
10/22 ........ Fort Valley State...........2
10/27 ................... M iles....................... 7
11/5.............. @ Clark Atlanta......... 1:30
11/12...... Concordia-Selma (HC)....1:30




S ALL TIMES LOCAL AND PM


ALCORN STATE
9/3 .......Grambling in Shreveport, LA.......6
9/10 .....Ark.-Pine Bluff in Little Rock, AR...... 6
9/17 ........... Miss. Valley State.............4
9/24.......... @ Texas Southern ............1
10/1 ........... @ Alabama State.............7
10/22 .... Concordia-Selma (HC).........2
10/29 ..............@ Southern............5:30
11/5...............Alabama A&M ...............2
11/12.......... Prairie View A&M............. 2
11/19...........@ Jackson State............. 1
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
9/3 ......Langston in Little Rock, AR.....5
9/10 .......Alcom State in Utle Rock AR........6
9/17 .........@ Prairie View A&M...........6
9/24 ......Clark Atlanta in St. Louis.......3
10/1 ............@ Alabama A&M.............6
10/8 ............@ Jackson State.............4
10/15 ................ Southern .................6.
10/29 .......... Grambling State.........2:30
11/5.......... Alabama State (HC)......2:30
11/12........@ Miss. Valley State.......... 1
11/19............Texas Southern .........2:30
GRAMBLING STATE
9/3 ........Alcom State in Shreveport. LA .......6
9/10.........@ Louisiana-Monroe ..........6
9/17........... @ Alabama State.............7
9/24 .............. Alabama A&M ............... 5
10/1 ........ Prairie View in Dallas..........6
10/15 ......... Concordia-Selma.............4
10/22 .....Miss. Valley State (HC) ........2
10/29 .....Ark.-Pine Bluf in Lttle Rock, AR 2:30
11/5............@ Jackson State.............2
11/12............Texas Southern .............. 8
11/26.... Southern in New Oreans.......1
JACKSON STATE
9/3 ............. Concordia-Selma.......1:30
9/10.. Tennessee State in Memphis....6
9/17 ................ @ Southern ................. 6
9/24 ............. Alabama State ...............4
9/29 .............Texas Southern ..............5
10/8..... Arkansas-Pine Bluff (HC).......4
10/15.......@ Miss. Valley State ..........2
10/29......Prairie View in Shreveport, LA........4
11/5............. Grambling State..............2
11/12.......@ Alabama A&M.............1
11/19.............. Alcorn State .................1

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
9/3 ............... Alabama State...............5
9/10 ............... M urray State ................ 4
9/17 ............. @ Alcorn State...............4
9/24 .........@ Prairie View A&M.........6
10/1 ..................Southern ..............
10/8 ............@ Alabama A&M ........ 1
10/15 ............Jackson State ...............2
10/22 ........@ Grambling State ...........2
10/29 ...... Texas Southern (HC)..........2
11/3........ South Alabama in Mobile.... TBA
11/12....... Arkansas-Pine Bluff...........1
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
9/4 ........ Belhune-Cookman in Orlando... 12n
9/10 .......... @ Texas Southern .......7
9/17......... Arkansas-Pine Bluff...........6
9/24 .......... Miss. Valley State............6
10/1 .....Grambling State in Dallas .....6
10/8 ................@ Southern .................6
10/15 ......... @ Alabama State.............2
10/29 ...Jackson State in Shreveport, LA......4
11/5...............@ Texas State ............... 3
11/12............ @ Alcorn State...............2
11/19.........Alabama A&M (HC)...........2
SOUTHERN
9/3 ............@ Tennessee State...........6
9/10 ..............Alabama A&M ...............6
9/17 ..............Jackson State ...............6
9/24 ........Florida A&M in Atlanta....3:30
10/1 ......... Miss. Valley State..........2
10/8 ........... Prairie View A&M.............6
10/15 ..... Arkansas-Pine Bluff.........6
10/22......... Alcorn State (HC)........5:30
11/5........... @ Texas Southern ..........
11/12.......... Alabam a State.............1
11/26...Grambling in New Orleans......1
TEXAS SOUTHERN
9/10 ........... Prairie View A&M.............7
9/17 ..............Texas College .............. 6
9/24 ............... Alcorn State ................. 1
9/29 ............@ Jackson State.............5
10/8 ............. Alabama State............... 1


10/13 ..........@ Alabama A&M.............1
10/22...... Central State (HC) ............2
10/29 .......@ Miss. Valley State..........2
11/5...................Southern ................6
11/12 .......@. Grambling State ...........8
11/19...... @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff....2:30
CENTRAL STATE
9/4 ....... Kentucky State in Dayton.......5
9/10 ........N. C. Central in Cleveland ...... 12n
9/17 ........... @ West Alabama.............7
9/24 ................. Dayton ................1:30
10/1 ......... Notre Dame College .......... 1
W 10/8 ............North Greenville.........1:30
A 10/15.....Southwest Baptist (HC)...1:30
C 10/22 ........ @ Texas Southern ............2
10/29..... @ Kentucky Wesleyan.........1
11/5.............. @ Austin Peay...............1
11/12............. @ St. Francis............ 12n

CHEYNEY
9/3 ..................Lincoln (PA) .................1
9/10............ @ Slippery Rock .............6
9/17 ................@ Edinboro .................1
9/24 ................@ Kutztown............ 1:05
10/1 .................Millersville ..................1
10/8.............. @ Bloomburg...........3:30
10/15 ........West Chester (HC)............1
10/22 ............ Shippensburg................ 1
10/29 ......... East Stroudsburg.............1
11/5............... @ C. W. Post................1
11/12.............California (PA) ...............1


CONCORDIA-SELMA
9/3 ..............@ Jackson State........1:30
9/10 .............@ Miles ................6
9/17 ...............New Orleans ................5
9/24 .............Point University ..............5
10/1 ...........@ Edward Waters............3
10/8 ..........Texas College (HC)...........5
10/15.......@ Grambling State...........4
10/22 ........... @ Alcorn State...............2
11/12................@ Stillm an .............1:30
EDWARD WATERS
9/3 ....................... Lane...................... 2
9/10 .....Va. Union on L'burg in Kingsland, GA......4
9/17.............. @ Morehouse ...............7
10/1 .........Concordia-Selma (HC) ..........3
10/8 ................ Livingstone .................. 2
10/15 .... @ Webber International........5
10/22 .... @ Winston-Salem State... 1:30
10/29 ................. Shorter..................... 2
11/5................ @ Ave Maria ............12n
11/12...... @ Southern Virginia........... 1
LANGSTON
8/25 ...............New Orleans ................7
9/3 ....... Ark-Pine Bluff in Little Rock. AR.......5
9/10 ............... @ Tuskegee................. 1
9/17 @ Mo. Westem State..........6
9/24 ...........@ Emporia State.............1
10/1 .................@ Bacone ..................2
10/8 ........... Panhandle State .............2
10/15 ......SW Assemblies (HC)..........2
10/22 ....@ NW Oklahoma State........2
11/5...............Texas College ...............2
11/12...... @ Southern Nazarene....1:30

LINCOLN (MO)
9/3 ....................... Avila.......................2
9/8 .................@ Washburn ................6
9/17 .......... NW Missouri State............ 2
9/24 ...... Missouri Southe in S. Louis.... 11a
10/1 ........ Fort Hays State (HC)..........2
10/8......... @ Missouri Western...........6
10/15 ......... @ Pittsburg State.............2
10/22 ............Emporia State ...............2
10/29 .......... Central Missouri ..............2
11/5............. @ Truman State.............. 1
11/12.......... Nebraska Omaha...........2
TENNESSEE STATE
9/3 ..................Southern ...................6
9/10 .... Jackson State in Memphis......6
9/17 ............. @ Murray State ..............6
9/24 ................@ Air Force ................1
10/1 ............. @ Austin Peay...............6
10/8 ..........Southeast Missouri ...........6
10/15 ........@ Tennessee Tech ......1:30
10/22.......@ Eastern Kentucky..........2
11/5............ @ Eastern Illinois........1:30
11/12......Tennessee-Martin (HC) ........5
11/19..........Jacksonville State............2

TEXAS COLLEGE
8/27............... @ Bellhaven................6
9/3 ................... @ Lamar .............7
9/10.....@ Arkansas-Monticello ........6
9/17 .......... @ Texas Southern ...........6
9/24 .........NW Oklahoma State .........2
10/8 ......... 0 Concordia-Selma...........5
10/15........ Panhandle Sate...........2
10/22 ..... @ Southern Nazarene.........2
10/29 .............Bacone (HC) ...............2
11/5.............. Langston.. ...........2
11/12............SW Assemblies ..............2
VIRGINIA UNIV. OF LYNCHBURG
9/3 ................. @ N. C. A&T ................4
9/10.... Edward Walers in Kingsland. GA.... .4
9/17 .............. Louisburg .. .... ......... 1
9/24 .............. Livingstone ...............7
10/1 .............0 Coppin State............ I
10/8 .........West Virginia State............1
10/15 ............. Wesley (HC)............. 12n
10/21 .......... @ Fork Uniont........4
10/29 ....Lincoln (PA) in Petersburg. VA ......1
11/12......... George Mason........... 1
WEST VIRGINIA STATE
9/3 ........... @ Johnson C. Smith .......... 4
9/10... ...........Virginia State............ 1
9/24 ................ @ Concord.................. 2
10/1 ............. Seton Hill (HC)........ 130
10/8 ............ @ W est Liberty ..............1
10/15 ............Glenville State ........... 1
10/22 ............. @ Shepherd.......... ..12n
10/29.. @ West Virginia Wesleyan......2
11/5.............. Fairmont State.............. 1
11/12................C harleston ................. 1


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Free Kutz for Kids at Central CME
The public is invited to join Pastor Marquise Hardrick of Central
Metropolitan CME for the Sunday morning worship service, August 21st at
10:45a.m. Following the morning worship service, the Central Young
Adult Ministry will present free back to school hair "Kutz 4 Kidz," for par-
ticipants' ages 4 to 12 years old, from 2- 7 p.m. Registration is required.
Participation forms are available for picked up Monday Friday from 10
a.m.- 4 p.m. at the church's front office located at 4611 North Pearl Street.
For more information, call 904 354-7426.

Women of the Word Outreach
A Prophetic Conference for Women Only Wednesday August 17, Friday
August 19, 2011 at 7:00p.m., nightly to be held at the Crowne Plaza at
14670 Duval Rd.

Installation services at St. Andrews
The congregation of St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church invites the
public to attend the celebration and installation services for Rev. Charles E.
Cooper, Jr. The Celebration Services will be held Monday August 22nd
through Friday August 26th at 7 p.m. nightly. The Service of Installation
will be held on Sunday August 28th at 4 p.m. RSVP your attendance to
Jacquelyn Flowers (904) 743-8693 by August 12th with the dates you will
attend. The church is located at 2600 West 45th Street.

Blodgett Homes Reunion
Blodgett Homes and surrounding areas communities will celebrate their
llth annual reunion on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Council of
Deliberation 29 Eest 6th Street, Jacksonville Florida 32206 from 7 p.m.
until midnight. The theme is Unity IS THE KEY. This is a Glass House
Production Featuring D. J. Kenny Leggett ( Uncle Jam ) and other local
entertainers. Residents from the old neighborhood of Blodgett Homes and
all surrounding areas are invited to participate.
For more information please contact Mrs. E. Bing at 904-765-6170.

Greggs Temple Community Fun Day
The Greggs Temple AME Church, located at 1510 West 45th Street will
hold a Community Fun and Service day for the Moncrief Springs
Community on Saturday, August 27th from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. There will be
food distribution in partnership with Trinity Rescue Mission, and fun activ-
ities for youth. On Sunday August 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. there will be a
Homecoming Service where Elder, Rev. Thomas B. DeSue will be the
speaker. For further information contact Rev. Roger Williams at 768-4416.


6th Annual Golf
"Tournament of Unity"
The (NCI) Northside Community
Involvement will have their 6th
Annual Golf "Tournament of
Unity", an outreach ministry of the
Northside Church of Christ. They
will be teeing off September 3rd at
the World Golf Village in historic
St. Augustine, Florida.
To register visit www.ncijax.org
or call NCI at (904) 765-9830.

"Don't Crack
Under Pressure"
The "Don't Crack Under Pressure"
Conference will be held at the Hope
Plaza Conference Center, Friday,
August 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, August 27th at 6 p.m..
Evangelist Tammy Roberts will be
the guest speaker. Hope Plaza is
located at 435 Clark Road off of
Dunn Avenue. For more informa-
tion contact Tammy Lynn Roberts
at (229) 415-2274. or email tammy-
roberts2010@yahoo.com.


ASALH sponsors trip to D.C.
The James Weldon Johnson of The Association of the Life and Study of
African American Life and History will be sponsoring a bus trip to the
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication, August 27th to Washington,
D.C. The trip will also include a tour of African American Heritage histor-
ical sites as well and the national monument. A meal package is included
with brunch on Sunday, August 28th at b. Smith's Restaurant and Dinner at
Phillips Flagship on the Potomac River. Lodging continental breakfast and
a box lunch is included for the trip home. Meals traveling to D.C. and din-
ner on the return trip are at your own expense. For more information, go to
http://asalh-jaxfl.org and download the flyer and registration form. You
may also call 551-0372 or 228-3132 if you have questions.

Revival at Mt. Bethel Missionary
There will be a revival at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church located
at 1620 Helena Street, Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor, on August 17th
thru 19th, 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Pastor Darien Bolden of First
Missionary Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, FL. The Dance Ministry
Recital will be on Saturday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m. and Family & Friends
Day will be Sunday, August 21st at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Williams of
Lighthouse Church of Restoration, Jacksonville, FL as the speaker. All are
invited. For more information call 764-8032.

Mt. Zion AME celebrates
145th Anniversary August 21st
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church, located at 201 E. Beaver Street in
Downtown Jacksonville, invites the public to join in celebrating their 145th
anniversary. The celebration will begin on Sunday, August 21st with morn-
ing service at 10 a.m. Historic Mt. Zion AME Church is the second oldest
AME church in the state of Florida. It was founded in 1866. It is also, the
second oldest AME church in the City of Jacksonville. There will also be
a special service from 1 2:30 p.m.
For more information call Wanda Mitchell at 355-4475.

Christ Resurrection 4th Anniversary
The Christ Resurrection Power Assembly located at 1127 Bert Rd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32211, will be celebrating their 4th Anniversary
Convention and Celebration. The theme for the event is "Arise Shine" and
will be held August 18-21st, at 7 p.m.nightly and 10 a.m on Sunday.
Sharing the Word will be Bishop Francis Wale Oke, Dr. Ade Ajala Host
Bishop and Rev Mrs. Abiola Idown..


Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20 .~--


Pastor Landon Williams


Disciples of (brist Cbristiao Fellowsbip
*A Full Gospel Baptist Church *


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


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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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Health & Wellness Fair
at Christian Fellowship Center
The Christian Fellowship Center Church will host a Health and Wellness
Fair featuring various screenings including blood pressure, gluose, hiv and
STD among others. Other presentations and workshops include healthy
meals, massage therapy and childhood obesity. It will be held on Saturday,
August 20th. The church is located at 5210 University Blvd. West from 9
a.m. 3 p.m. For more information, call 731-7970.

Gospel Concert at New Life
The New Life Fellowship Church located at1451 Mt. Herman Street on
the northside will present a free gospel concert on August 28th from 4 8
p.m. On stage will be the New Life Fellowship Choir, The Spiritone Gospel
Singers "Special Guest" The Gospel Tones (Waynesboro, Ga.).
For more information contact Robert Woodard (904) 534-1825.

Pastor's Appreciation at New Bethel
New Bethel AME Church will host a Pastor's Appreciation Celebration
for Rev. Ricardo Bright and First Lady Barbara Bright on Sunday Aug. 28th
at 4 p.m. The speaker for the Celebration is Elder J.B. Keels, Presiding
Elder South District. The church is located at 5031 Halls Drive, 32207 on
the southside. For more information contact Joyce Phillips at 396-0265.

Oakland's Annual Back to School Jam
On Friday, August 19, 2011 the First Baptist Church of Oakland will hold
their Parent and Student Empowerment dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Matthew
Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin Street. This free event includes a
Dignity-U-Wear clothing drive; dinner to all attendees, back to school
workshops and more. On Saturday morning, August 20, 2011 the 5th annu-
al Back to School Jam will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Metropolitan Park.
Backpacks and school supplies will be available For more information you
can contact the church at (904) 354-5295.

The Gospel Truth's 3rd Anniversary
The Revelation Prayer House will present The Gospel Truth's 3rd
Anniversary on Sunday, September 11th at 5 p.m. The church is located at
1725 W. 28th Street, 32209. For more information call 674-4370.

Christian Comedy Show
Krystal Faye Productions in conjunction with Lynn & Friends and the
Jacksonville Christian Comedy Network is presenting a Christian comedy
show entitled "Christian Can't Laugh." Comedians Big Chip, Ms. Jen and
Da Cleaner will headline this hilarious show. This funny bone, laugh out
loud show will be held at the Clara White Mission, 613 W. Ashley St.,
Friday, August 26, 2011. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more infor-
mation contact Robert White at (904) 677-6083.

Orlando Mega Church Pastor

found dead in NYC with substance


Police are investigating if drugs
were involved in death of a Florida
megachurch pastor, Rev. Zachery
Tims Jr, 42, who was found dead in
his Times Square hotel room.
There was a envelope filled with
white powder allegedly inside the
shorts of the evangelist the New
York Daily News reported. Tims,
who leads the 8,000-member New
Destiny Christian Center near
Orlando was found lying face up on
the floor of his room in the W Hotel
by workers.
New York Police Department offi-
cials don't suspect foul play, accord-
ing to reports, because his room was
locked from the inside and none of
his valuable belongings appeared to


be missing. Police said his body
showed no evidence of trauma.
Tims was in town for a meeting
and was scheduled to fly next to
Texas, the Daily News said.
An autopsy performed over the
weekend was inconclusive while
toxicology tests will take weeks to
complete, The Christian Post said.
A prayer service on Monday at
New Destiny Christian Center drew
2,000 people. Tims' ex-wife Riva
spoke and told the audience that
he'd vacationed in Puerto Rico with
his family including four children a
week before he died.
Rev. Tims was a self admitted
reformed addict.


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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

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


Bishop Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor


Weekly Services


Sunday Morning Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.
Church school
9:30 a.m.
Bible Study
6:30 p.m.


Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 noon-1 p.m.
The Word from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel
3rd Sunday 4:00 p.m


Come share In Hol Communion on 1st Sundayat 17 40 and 1.4 M .


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Senior Pastor


8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 am. 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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Protect yourself now against Alzheimers


We all want to dodge the
Alzheimer's bullet. And for lucky
us, Mother Nature has counterbal-
anced the power of our genes by
allowing multiple lifestyle choices
to greatly influence our aging.
Therefore, your destiny is not
fated; you do have some control.
Yes, genes are powerful forces,
but they "are not even the dominant
factor" for the vast majority of peo-
ple. Here are some actionable fac-
tors that can help your brain stay
healthy over the long term.
1. Physical activity
Research suggests that regular
aerobic activity-like running,
walking, or bicycling, which
require oxygen to produce ener-
gy-may do a better job of protect-
ing brain function than non-aerobic
activity, which does not recruit oxy-
gen and uses short bursts of motion
(golf, tennis, and lifting weights).
The Alzheimer's Association advis-
es picking activities you like and
doing them regularly for at least 30
minutes a day.
2. Weight control
The heavier a person is, the more


likely he or she may be to develop
Alzheimer's. Research found that
the brains of older individuals who
were obese (with a body mass index
over 30) had approximately 8 per-
cent less brain volume than subjects
of normal weight (BMI between
18.5 and 25). When brain-volume
loss reaches about 10 percent,
symptoms like memory trouble or
confusion appear. Earlier studies
have suggested that people who are
obese in midlife have a threefold
increased risk of developing
Alzheimer's, and those who are
overweight (considered a BMI
between 25 and 30) have a twofold
increased risk.
3. Mental challenges
No, it's not just about doing
crosswords-though puzzles do fall
into the category. The brain's ability
to reorganize neural pathways with
new information or experiences
means it's regularly changing; we
can even generate new brain cells.
But you need to work it. The gener-
al guideline is to regularly engage
in "some kind of new learning that
challenges you." No one knows


Why do Black women get fibroid tumors?
Researchers have pinpointed new clues as to why more Black women
experience uterine fibroids an astounding 80 percent of women will
develop them by their late 40s, according to the National Institute of
Environmental Health Services.
Women who experience heavy periods, cramping, pain
during sex, an urge to urinate frequently and even infer-
tility may have a common disorder that affects African-
American women three times more often than other
Women. This condition, called uterine fibroids, occurs
when benign tumors grow in the uterus.
According to new data, poor diet, obesity and the use
of contraception may contribute to why Black women
are three times more likely to experience uterine
fibroids.
"Fibroids are most common in women in their 30s through
their 50s, but they tend to strike African-American women at a younger
age," said Kenneth Pierce, MD, a radiologist at Loyola University
Health System "Fibroids also grow more quickly and cause more
symptoms in these women, so it is crucial that we manage them and
prevent these women from developing debilitating conditions including
anemia and pain-related lost-work days."
Despite growing research, the exact causes) of fibroids, or what
makes them suddenly grow or shrink, is still unknown. However, risk
factors like obesity, age, poor diet, having children or using contracep-
tives may play an important role. Also important to note is the fact that,
Ifor most women, fibroids tend to stop growing or shrink after
"menopause. ;
Treatments for uterine fibroids include surgery, embolization and hor-
mone therapy.


exactly what works, though popula-
tion research has shown that having
more years of formal education
seems to be protective. Folks with
lots of schooling can still get
Alzheimer's, but the disease may
appear later.
4. Social connections
Research has found that people
with larger social networks, while
they had similar amounts of the
plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's
as did more isolated people, were
less affected cognitively. And sepa-
rate research suggests that psycho-
logical distress over the long term
significantly raises a person's risk
of developing Alzheimer's. This
kind of interaction may stimulate
the brain to make new connections"
that perhaps help compensate for
decline.
5. Healthy diet
While the evidence doesn't offer
up any recipes for success, the gen-
eral recommendation is to get plen-
ty of veggies and fruits with dark
skins, like spinach, beets, red bell
peppers, onions, eggplants, prunes,
blackberries, strawberries, red
grapes, oranges, and cherries,
according to the Alzheimer's
Association. Some evidence sug-


gests green, leafy cruciferous veg-
etables, in particular, are helpful.
Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty
acids may be beneficial. So may
some nuts, such as almonds, wal-
nuts, and pecans, that have high
levels of vitamin E, an antioxidant.
Research suggests that the
Mediterranean diet appears to be
protective against Alzheimer's.
Some animal research has shown
that curcumin, which is in the curry
spice turmeric, suppresses the
buildup of beta-amyloid, a main
component in the harmful plaques
in the Alzheimer's-afflicted brain.
6. Chronic disease control
High blood pressure in old age is
a very strong risk factor for devel-
oping Alzheimer's later on, but if
you can keep the blood pressure
down, that decreases your risk. And
a study published in the journal
Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive
Disorders found that people in their
40s who had mildly elevated cho-
lesterol were at greater risk of
developing Alzheimer's later in life.
A sizable body of evidence suggests
that type 2 diabetes and heart dis-
ease affect the brain and perhaps the
development or severity of
Alzheimer's.


Alzheimer's Town Hall Meeting
The Central and North Florida Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association
will hold a public input session to hear from residents in the community
living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The event will held August
25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., Jacksonville Public Library Conference Center
Main Library, 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32201. For more
information contact Development Director Cindy Godwin or call (904)
281-9077 or email Cindy.Godwin@alz.org. To learn more visit
www.alz.org/napa.


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Shown above at the ground breaking are U.S. Rep Ander Crenshaw,
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
and Mayor Alvin Brown at the new VA clinic last Thursday.
Ground broken for new VA Clinic
Last week a slew of dignitaries were in town to break ground on the new
VA Outpatient Clinic that will be located in Springfield across from
Shands Hospital.. The replacement facility will increase patient capacity
from 27,000 to 35,000 Veterans annually, and double the size of the exist-
ing clinic when it opens in late 2012. It will offer veterans free medical,
dental, surgical, psychiatric, nursing and other services.
With more than 250,000 serving and former military in Duval County,
Brown said the construction "shows it's not about words, it's about deeds
and that we will support them when they come home."


E. Coli contamination prompts ground beef recall


More than 60,000 pounds of
ground beef sold at three major gro-
cery store chains in the Southeast
have been recalled due to potential
E. coli contamination.
The ground beef was supplied by
National Beef Packaging Co. of
Dodge City, Kan. and sold by
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc, Publix
Super Markets Inc., and Kroger Co.
The USDA says routine testing at
an Ohio Department of Agriculture
facility revealed E. coli 0157:H7
bacteria. Further investigation iden-


tified the National Beef Packing
Co. as the sole source of the tainted
ground beef.
The USDA says there have been
no reports of illness from the taint-
ed ground beef.
E. coli 0157:H7 is a potentially
deadly bacteria that can cause
bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and
in the most serious cases, kidney
failure.
Children, the elderly, and people
with weak immune systems are the
most susceptible to illness caused


by E. coli bacteria.
Does This Affect You?
At Publix, the products include
meatballs, meat loaf, ground chuck
patties, prepared burgers, stuffed
peppers, seasoned Salisbury steak,
and other ground
ground beef products with "sell
by" dates of July 25 through Aug.
12. The products were sold at stores
in Alabama, Georgia, South
Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
At Winn-Dixie, recalled products
include ground chuck and patties


with "sell by" dates between July
31 and Aug. 12.
People should return any affected
ground beef products to their stores
for a full refund.
USDA officials recommend that
all ground beef products be cooked
to a temperature of 160 degrees in
order to kill any potentially harmful
bacteria.
For more information on the
recall, contact National Beef at
(816) 713-8631.


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Eat Up Downtown
Downtown Vision, Inc. is dishing
out exquisite cuisine at an afford-
able price during Eat Up
Downtown. From hip cafes to ele-
gant steak houses, Downtown's
finest restaurants collaborate each
year to bring you a three course
meal at one unbeatable price. Save
the dates and your appetite!. Eat
Up Downtown will run for two
weeks, August 15 August 28,
2011, you have two weeks to dine!

Toast to the Animals
Grab a glass and toast the First
Coast's furriest friends at the
Jacksonville Humane Society's
13th annual Toast to the Animals on
Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6 to
9 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. Guests
will enjoy more than 100 varieties
of wine and beer, gourmet hours
d'oeuvres, desserts and a silent and
live auction. Tickets are available at
www.jaxhumane.org or 725-8766.

Comedian Sheryl
Underwood
Sheryl Underwood the comedian
that continues to push the envelope
discussing sex, politics, current
events and relationships will be in
concert at the Comedy Zone,
August 19 20, 2011. 3130 Harts
Rd. inside the Ramada Inn. Call
292-4242 for more information.

Women's Health
Channel 7 Symposium
The Annual WJCT Women's
Health symposium is scheduled for
Saturday, August 20th from 7:30
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt
Regency Riverfront. The full day
event will feature speakers, break-


out sessions with local health and
wellness experts, free health screen-
ings, continental breakfast, catered
lunch and more. For tickets visit
www.wjct.org or call 549-2938.


Free Clothes Giveaway
The Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc., for the Millions
More Movement, will "Give-A-
Way Clothes," Saturday, August
20, 2011.The location is 916 N.
Myrtle Avenue., between Kings
Road and Beaver Street from 11
a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Donations always
accepted. For more information
email 1312@comcast.net or call
354-1775 or 240-9133.

Christian Comedy Show
There will be Christian Comedy
show themed "Christians Can't
Laugh." Join comedians Big Chip,
Ms. Jen and Da Cleaner for a laugh
out loud show. It will be held at the
Clara White Mission, 613 W.
Ashley St., Friday, August 26th.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For tickets
and more information contact
Robert White at (904) 677-6083.

Joy Dennis
Birthday Soiree
Vocalist Joy Dennis birthday
soiree and HBCU tour Kickoff
Party will be held Saturday,
August 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. River
City Brewing Company, 835
Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL.
Come enjoy dinner and music by
Joy Dennis and DJ Goodlife. For
more information call (904) 398-
2299.

Jazz at American Beach
The American Beach Property
Owners Association will present


Jazz at Burney Park on historic
American Beach. Bring your chairs
and grills and sit oceanside while
listening to the smooth sounds of
the jazz band Instant Groove. The
free event will be Saturday, August
27th from 5-8 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 514-6611.

Spoken Word
at the Ritz
Join the Ritz Theatre for a free
evening of Spoken Word, Thursday,
September 1st at 7 p.m. Call 632-
5555.

Raines '81 Reunion
The Raines High School class of
1981 will celebrate their 30th class
reunion September 2 3, 2011 at
the Hyatt Riverfront Hotel.
For more information email cecil-
iadorsey@bellsouth.net or call
(904) 766-8784.

Ritz Amateur Night
Ritz Amateur Night is back. Come
to the Ritz Theatre in historic
LaVilla in downtown Jacksonville
on Friday, September 2nd to wit-
ness the best amateur talent in
Jacksonville Apollo style with the
audience deciding the winner.
Showtime is 7 p.m. and is always a
sell out. For more information, call
632-5555.

Tattoo Convention
The 7th Annual Jacksonville
Tattoo Convention will be held this
year at the Renaissance Resort at
World Golf Village, 500 S. Legacy
Trail, St. Augustine, Florida,
September 2nd at 11 a.m. and
September 4th at 8:00 p.m. For
more information call 877-888-
2002.


Jazz Cruise
Labor Day Weekend will be the
time for a grand evening of smooth
jazz on A Jazz on the Water Cruise.
It will be held on Saturday,
September 3rd from 10 p.m.-l:30
a.m. taking off from 1501
Riverplace (next to Charthouse
Restaurant). The evening will fea-
ture include live jazz, hors d'oeu-
vres served and TJ The DJ. For
more information call Ms. Charo at
520-3238.

Mali Vai Washington
Golf & Tennis Gala
The Mali Vai Washington Golf &
Tennis Gala is marked for
September 12th and 13th and
includes a Tennis Pro-Am, Golf
Pro-Am and Gala Dinner. For more
information on this event call (904)
359-KIDS (5437) or email
info@malwashington.com.

Sesame Street Live!
All of the classic Seasme Street
characters will be in performance
for Sesame Street Live "Elmo's
Super Heroes" at Times Union
Center for Performing Arts (Moran
Theater). The show is scheduled for
Friday, Sept. 16th 18th. For more
information call (904) 630-3900.

Jacksonville's Dancing
with the Stars
Help choose Jacksonville's favorite
dancer. The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus is presenting Jacksonville's
Dancing with the Stars event on
Saturday, September 17th at 7 p.m.
at the Times-Union Center for
Performing Arts. Local 'celebri-
ties' will compete in two show
dances and your votes decide who


will get to bring home the mirror
ball trophy. Email carolyna@aso-
cialaffair.net for more information..

Icons and
Legends concert
Erykah Badu, The O'Jays and
Ricky Smiley will be in concert
together on Saturday, September
17, 2011 at the arena. For tickets
call (800) 745-3000, or visit online
at www.ticketmaster.com.

N.W. Library
Annual Book Sale
The Bradham Brooks Northwest
library will hold their annual book
sale Thursday, September 23,
noon 8 p.m., Friday, September
24, 10 a.m. 5 p.m., and Saturday,
September 25, 10 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Visit Bradham Brooks library at
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. or call
(904) 765-5402.

Dog Days in
the Park 2011
Join the Springfield Animal Care
& Rescue Club (SACARC) for Dog
Days in the Park 2011, celebrating
fun for the whole family includ-
ing the four-legged members.


Bring the kids and the dogs to
Confederate Park 956 Hubbard
Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206 on
Saturday, September 24, 2011
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food,
beer and fun. For more information
visit www.sacarc.org or email con-
tactus@sacarc.org or call 633-9308.

Ride for Justice
The 6th annual Ride for Justice
will take place on September 24,
2011 to benefit the Justice
Coalition. The ride will begin at the
Jacksonville Landing lead by
Sheriff John Rutherford and Clay
County Sheriff Rick Beseler on a 50
mile scenic route, ending at Old
Plank Baptist Church where riders
will be served a barbecue lunch.
Register by calling 783-6312 or
online at www.justicecoalition.org.

Cruise with Raines
Class of 1970
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on a cruise September 22-29, 2012.
The ports of call are Port Canaveral,
Nassau Bahamas, St. Thomas, and
St. Maarten. For more information
contact Toby Byrd at (904) 879-
2605 or email tobybyrd@wind-
stream.net.


Artists sought to design for Jazz Fest
You could be the artist! The City of Jacksonville is calling all artists to
design the 2012 Commemorative Jacksonville Jazz Festival Poster. Entry
deadline is September 6, 2011. Mail a photo or email your entry to
events@coj.net. For further information call (904) 630-CITY (2489).

Stanton Class of 1963 now meeting
New Stanton Sr. High School Class of 1963 will meet the third Sunday of
each month to prepare for their 50th class reunion in the year 2013. The
meetings will be held at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn
Avenue, 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Contact Gracie Smith Foreman or call (904)
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Kobe accused of injuring man at church
Don't be surprised if, in a few days, you hear
about Kobe Bryant being sued. That's because of
what went down in a San Diego area church.
San Diego police are seeking to speak with
parishioners who may have witnessed a minor
confrontation between the NBA star and a young
man at a church service Sunday, according to offi-
cials.
Police said Bryant supposedly thought the young
man was taking his picture and during a con-
frontation at the back of the church, he grabbed
the man's phone.
However, Bryant didn't see his picture on the phone and returned it to the
man. Then, along with several friends, left the church before the service
was completed, police said. The man, as yet unidentified, later went to a
hospital with what is described as a minor wrist sprain.
Kelly Rowland gets her own show
Kelly Rowland is on a roll.Beyonce's former side-
kick in Destiny's Child has just snagged a role in her
very own sitcom. The deal isn't official yet, but
should be final in a few weeks.
She'll begin filming a pilot episode on the unnamed
sitcom at the top of the year.
The singer is on her way to becoming a shining star
on the screen. Her new role on the movie, "Think
Like A Man" is sure to keep her acting skills sharp.
She's also done a few appearances in other shows and movies like
"Girlfriends" and "Freddy vs. Jason."
This summer, she'll kick off her tour with Chris Brown and T-Pain.
Sherri Shepherd is now married
The View" hosts have had a beautiful last few days as Joy Behar married
her longtime boyfriend of 29 years on Thursday and Sherri Shepherd also
got married to television writer Lamar Sally in Chicago in Saturday.
And guess who was part of the bridal party? Elizabeth Hasselbeck, her
Republican counterpart.
Other bridal supporters included Yvettle Nicole Brown and Niecy Nash.
Whether or not either of her other co-hosts were in attendance is unknown.
Right before the ceremony, the bride tweeted, "What happens when you
are in your wedding dress and you have to tinkle? Uh-oh!" She also shared
photos of herself in a white strapless gown.

Oprah, James Earl Jones

to receive Oscars


Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones
and makeup artist Dick Smith have
been picked to receive honorary
Oscars. The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences says the
three will be honored with Oscar
statuettes at the Governors Awards
in November.
Winfrey will receive the Jean
Hersholt Humanitarian Award,
which honors philanthropic and
humanitarian contributions. The
57-year-old media mogul, who was
nominated for a supporting actress
Oscar for 1986's "The Color
Purple," supports various charitable
and educational causes, including
her own namesake foundations and
Academy for Girls in South Africa.
Jones and Smith will receive hon-
orary Oscars for their outstanding
careers.
Jones has appeared in more than
50 films. The 80-year-old actor
known as the voice of Darth Vader
was nominated for an Academy
Award in 1971 for "The Great
White Hope." His other credits
include "Field of Dreams," "Patriot
Games" and "The Hunt for Red
October" among countless others.
Smith was NBC's first makeup
man when he started his career in


1945. He won an Oscar in 1984 for
his work on "Amadeus" and was
nominated again in 1989 for "Dad."
Known as the "godfather of make-
up," he also worked on "The
Godfather," "The Exorcist" and
"Taxi Driver." Smith also helped
train many of today's top movie
makeup artists.
Smith, Jones and Winfrey will
receive their statuettes on Nov. 12
at the 3rd annual Governors Awards
dinner at the Grand Ballroom at
Hollywood & Highland Center, just
above the Kodak Theatre, where
the Academy Awards are presented.


Up close and personal with


Basketball Wives drama queen


Basketball wife Tami Roman is
ready to set the record straight on
who she really is. Despite what peo-
ple may think of the reality star by
watching her character on VHI's
Basketball Wives, Tami claims that
the real her, is open and honest and
that she really does have a loving
heart.
"Contrary to what one may
believe, a lot of the things I do
come from a good place, I have
good intentions and I stand behind
my friends and family. I'll give the
shirt off my back I'm very candid
and transparent: clearly you don't
get to see that on Basketball Wives
because people like the Tami that's
arguing with everyone but that's not
indicative to whom I am as a
whole."
When asked how she feels about
being known as the main drama on
the show, Tami laughed and said, "I
probably am." Tami explained that
it's because she is probably the one
person on the show who is going to
say exactly how she feels about a
situation. If I wasn't on the show, I
think you would just have a lot of
people agreeing to disagree or toler-
ating each other. I do tend to say
what's on my mind, which people
don't like.
Tami shared that she knows many
people look at her as the bitch of the
how. "That's what people call me
via Twitter and Face book saying
you're such a witch. However"
Tami explains that she figured she
would use it as an acronym for her
new book that she is working on. "I
wanted to make it something that
was really more relatable to me,
explains Tami on the title of her
book. "So my writing partner and I


explaining that people had to get to
know her because she was very
transparent. It did not take long for
people to see who she was. "I think
I skipped the hazing part because
once they saw the type of person I
was, they knew that really wasn't
going to work, "laughed Tami.
When asked if she talks or hangs
out with any of the girls outside the
show. Tami said that she talks to
everyone via text.
"I talk to Royce the most. I talk
to Suzie and Evelyn, and Jen, we
kind of just check in on each other.
And of course everyone talks to
Shaunie. As far as hanging out I'm
not a hang out type of person. The
most we hang out is when we film."
Tami went on to explain that
she is really more of a homebody
and prefers to hang out with her


family and boyfriend. When asked
if any of the girls can be trusted,
Tami said, "It would be remising
for me to state one thing over the
other only because the extent of our
relationship is when we film. In
terms of the show, I feel strongly
that I can trust Shaunie, Royce and
Jen. Evelyn, because we are up and
down all the time, I can't really
speak on her because one moment
we love each other and the next we
hate each other. With Suzie no one
trusts her."
When asked if she would leave
any of the ladies around her man.
Tami said, "my boyfriend is the
type of dude that character, morals
and your spiritual foundation is
very important to him. So I think
that I can leave every single person
around him because he would not
be attracted to any of them."
As for her and newcomer Meeka,
Tami still doesn't like her. When
asked how she can forgive Evelyn
for all the wrong doing she has
done but not Meeka, Tami
explained, "At one point I could
have forgiven her. But when you
signup to so a reality show, you
know what you are getting yourself
into, admit that personalities that
you are dealing with. So now you
come out of that situation and pres-
ent me with a lawsuit that now
means potentially I could be taken
away from my kids and I can lose
income. So that's someone I cannot
forgive or work with."
As far as Evelyn, Tami explains
that she and Evelyn had their brawl
but she never received anything
saying that she was suing her. To set
the record straight, Tami explains
that she and Evelyn are not friends
but they are business associates and
colleagues on the show. We are
associates outside of that; yes I can
do that with Evelyn but not with
Meeka. When asked to explain how
she feels about the lawsuit against


her: "Bogus, it's one of the most
idiotic things that has come up in
my adult life." Tami explains that
she had no idea about the lawsuit
and did not expect it at all. "My
publicist told me about it, saying it
was on Media Takeout. Aside from
all the drama going on in Basketball
Wives lives, Tami opens up on the
other ventures in her life.
"I'm producing a short film
called the Tombs with
Writer/Director Jerry La Mothe.
Tombs is socially conscious piece
that deals with one man's journey
through the New York jail system.
It's a piece that shows it's not cool
too be in jail. Tami explains that a
lot of brothers and minorities are in
jail for the simplest things. Tami
adds that she is using the film as a
piece to show people more about
her and what she really stands for,
"I'm just excited for everyone to
see it." Tami is also finishing up her
book called the B.I.T.C.H.
Chronicles. "It gives people a
chance to see the real me all the
way up from childhood to
Basketball Wives. Many people
know that I was homeless at 16 but
they don't know what it was really
like." There is no set release date on
the book. She said that she is also
working on her website called As
seen on Tami. She explains that
many people see her clothes and
jewelry. So things that you see me
in on the show I'm aligning with
those designers giving them an
opportunity to sell their items."
Tami explains that in reality that
she really is a loving person that has
a loving heart. What you see on
Basketball Wives and what goes on
in real life are entirely worlds apart.
Tami explains that there is a possi-
bility for another season of
Basketball Wives along with the
possibility of a new girl joining the
cast.


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Appeals court reinstates
minority fire fighters lawsuit
A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a suit against the City of New Haven
this week by an African-American firefighter who claimed the city's fire-
fighter promotion exams were discriminatory.
In his opinion, chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals in New York, said that African-American firefighter Michael
Briscoe was not precluded from suing New Haven, Connecticut. The rul-
ing was surprising because a related, earlier ruling by the U.S. Supreme
Court compelled New Haven to abide by the exam results. Jacobs' deci-
sion vacates a district court finding that sided with the city .
The case dates back to 2003, when New Haven sought to discard the
results of a firefighter promotion exam where white firefighters signifi-
cantly outperformed minorities. That act prompted a group of white fire-
fighters and one hispanic firefighter to challenge the decision and sue
New Haven.
The Supreme Court took up the case, Ricci v. DeStefano, in 2009. The
court sided with the firefighters, ruling that New Haven had not shown
sufficient evidence to prove that keeping the test results would have made
it subject to disparate-impact liability. Disparate impact laws were
cemented under Title VII of the 1964 U.S. Civil Rights law.

Postal service may cut 120,000 jobs
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is considering cutting as
many as 120,000 jobs.
Facing a second year of losses totaling $8 billion or more, the agency
also wants to pull its workers out of the retirement and health benefits
plans covering federal workers and set up its own benefit systems.
Congressional approval would be needed for either step, and both could
be expected to face severe opposition from postal unions which have
contracts that ban layoffs.
The post office has cut 110,000 jobs over the last four years and is cur-
rently engaged in eliminating 7,500 administrative staff. In its 2010
annual report, the agency said it had 583,908 career employees.
The loss of mail to the Internet and the decline in advertising caused by
the recession have rocked the agency.

N-Word bag for sale on Ebay
An eBay seller based in China recently listed its "Korean style Lady PU
leather handbag shoulder bag 4656" in colors including rose pink, peach
blossom, watermelon red and "Nigger-Brown," the Huffington Post
reports.
EBay's rules and policies state that they "don't allow using hateful,
offensive, profane, or vulgar language in almost all public areas of the
website, including listing titles or descriptions." But these bags were on
sale for close to a month.
If this is anything like the case of the "nigger brown" couch sold by
Furniture Today in 2007, or Apple's "Picture Effect Magic app," which
allowed users to tint their pictures in various shades -- including "nigger
brown" -- this is not a case of racism but, rather, a Chinese-English trans-
lation program that leaves a lot to be desired. We're still as confused as
you are about the process that led to obvious alternative descriptors like
"dark" being passed over in favor or the historically loaded slur.
The Huffington Post reported that after 12 months, the seller had
received 1,536 positive reviews and only 14 negative comments, none of
which point out anything problematic about the description. It's unknown
how many of the faux-leather bags were sold before the listing was
recently removed.

WWII Veterans group disbands
The Washington Post is reporting that Prometheans, Inc., a World War
II black veterans group, is disbanding because membership in the organ-
ization has declined. Sarah Kahn reports that the veterans -- most of them
nearing 90 -- friends and family members made toasts and speeches at the
group's banquet in Silver Spring, Md. D.C. chapter President Friason
Travis, 90, called the organization a "guiding light and power."
The Prometheans, as they call themselves, were among the African
Americans who fought for their country in World War II. They were orig-
inally a group of about 350 young black students, chosen by the military
because of their IQ levels of 120 or higher. They were sent to Howard
University in 1943 to complete a four-year engineering degree in 18
months through the Army Specialized Training Program, which at that
time offered training at colleges throughout the United States.
The nonprofit Prometheans Inc. officially started around 1960. It has a
scholarship fund for Howard University graduating seniors. In decades
past, the group held community-service events to help young black chil-
dren in the Washington, D.C., area receive an education and find jobs.

MLK nephew named SCLC president
ATLANTA, Ga The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has
named Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of the Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr., as its president.
King founded the civil rights organization in 1957.
The Rev. Howard Creecy, who had been president of the SCLC, died
last month.
SCLC officials also announced that Bernard LaFayette Jr., co-founder
of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, has been named
national board chairman. He replaces Sylica Tucker, who resigned.
The SCLC board also named Don Cash, a Washington, D.C. labor offi-


cial, as vice chairman, and Louisiana attorney Randal L. Gaines as act-
ing vice president.


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Survival 101: If he will not fight, then we had hlar


by Bill Fletcher
The fight over the increase in the
debt ceiling should have taught us a
few lessons. These include that
there is a wing of the Republican
Party--the Tea Party faction--that is
quite prepared to fly their planes
into the towers of government in
order to make their point. They
have no interest in compromise and
are doing all that they can to defend
the wealthy elite that dominates this
country, despite their rhetoric about
looking out for the common person.
There is something else that we


have to face. President Obama
accepted the basic Republican
framework for looking at the eco-
nomic crisis in which we find our-
selves. Thus, instead of focusing
on jobs, Obama began, some
months ago, to talk more and more
about national debt and budget
deficits. At a point when the gov-
ernment should be putting more
resources into the production of
jobs as a way of priming the eco-
nomic pump, President Obama
called for shared sacrifice in the
need to cut the debt. This was com-


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Jaxson de Ville and the Chamber's Downtown Council joined forces with
community volunteers for the annual Painting of the PawPrints down Bay
Street at 8 a.m. last Saturday morning. Jaguars mascot Jaxson de Ville
joined in as his PawPrints were painted all the way to EverBank Field. Free
coffee, orange juice, water, bagels and donuts were provided. Afterwards,
participants enjoy a complimentary mimosa at the celebration event. Shown
above with paintbrushes in tow are volunteers Ada Standford and Sandra
Thompson with Jaxson Deville. T.M. Austin


pounded by his willingness to con-
cede most of the demands of the
Republicans as the price for gaining
the rise in the debt ceiling. The
irony, of course, is that the
Republican shennigans, and the
instability that this displayed, con-
tributed to the S&P downgrade and
the subsequent, renewed financial
crisis. So, instead of the President
standing firm in defense of our
hard-won social benefits and insist-
ing that without a clear debt ceiling
increase from Congress that he
would use the Constitution's 14th


Amendment to
increase it
unilaterally,
he blinked,
and sadly, the
Republicans
knew well in
advance that he
would.
Leaving aside
your personal feel-
ings about President
Obama one thing
becomes perfectly clear.
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Alice Bennett, Veronica Tutt, Ju'Coby Pittman and Vanessa Boyer.
The Clara White Mission recently held their "Cocktails for a Cause"
fundraising event at the University Club. Over 70 philanthropists attended
amidst the Jacksonville skyline to network and be educated on the
Mission's many diverse programs. President/CEO Ju'Coby Pittman
emceed the event that included testimonials from students and was raised
thousands for the city's oldest historic African-American non-profit.


Club Baron sets the example for Boys & Girls Club Youth


Shown above L-R is Paris Brown, Horace Scott, Hattie Trent, Mary Jackson, LeVasiyea Haslem, Jesse L. Nightingale, Frank Scantling, and
Ben Harris Community Service Director, Club Baron.
The Jacksonville Club Baron and Guiding Light Ministries formed a partnership and sponsed a picnic at Woodlawn Acres boys and girls club on July
29, 2011. The event was held at Woodlawn Acres and approximately 70 boys and girls attended. Unofficial mentors bonded with the youth as they were
surrounded by positive role models from all aspects of the community. First and foremost the men of Club Baron set the example of the strong Black
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P, ~s~i The Look of Success: Good Grooming liii MI UNY M I


Your visual "package" is as
Important in the initial stages of
networking as all of that informa-
tion and talent wrapped up inside.
John Molloy, author of Dress for Success, writes that
90 percent of how you present yourself is visual.
Your appearance and demeanor communicate who
you are, your level of self-assurance, and your abili-
ty to interact.
Your ability to present yourself as a professional
determines whether or not people are drawn to you
or compelled to flee. Have you ever noticed how a
gathering gravitates away from those who are obvi-
ously out-of-place, while it tends to move toward
and surround those who shine?
There is nothing wrong with asserting your own
unique fashion sense, as long as you don't mind
being the topic of conversation rather than the leader


of it. A tip that I've heard often is that you should
dress for the position that you one day hope to attain.
That is pretty much what I began doing when I was
still a janitor but wanted to be an executive. Sure, my
briefcase contained nothing more than The New
York Times, my dictionary, and a cheese sandwich,
but they didn't know that on the subway.
However, more than grooming and clothing goes
into your personal presentation:
- Your manners Your posture -Your eye contact
They all come into play. Networking events are out
of necessity quick hits--and smoking, drinking too
much, talking while you are eating, making sarcastic
comments, or displaying any other improper behav-
ior can leave a lasting bad impression.
Bottom Line: Relax and enjoy yourself at net-
working events. You'll never make a good impres-
sion if you are stressed out.


Be Prepared Disability Always Strikes Unexpectedly


By Jason Alderman
Studies have shown that
Americans of all ages are more
likely to become disabled in a
given year than to die, and nearly
a third are likely to suffer a serious
disability between 35 and 65.
People often buy life insurance to
protect their families, but it usually
only pays a benefit upon death.
Workers' compensation pays bene-
fits only if your disability is job-
related. And Social Security covers
severely disabled people, but quali-
fying is difficult and the benefits
paid are relatively small.
Bottom line: Should you become
seriously disabled and unable to


work, you could easily wipe out
your savings particularly if you
don't have a spouse or partner to
support you. Before you actually
need it, investigate what sorts of
disability coverage you already
have and what other options you
have available.
Many companies offer sick leave
and/or short-term disability cover-
age to reimburse employees during
brief periods of illness or injury.
Some also provide long-term dis-
ability (LTD) insurance that
replaces a percentage of pay for an
extended period of time. Check
with your Human Resources
department to see if you qualify for


any of these benefits.
Even if your employer provides
LTD, consider purchasing addition-
al coverage, since employer-pro-
vided plans usually replace only 40
to 65 percent of pay and it's consid-
ered taxable income. But be pre-
pared: LTD insurance can be
expensive, depending on plan fea-
tures, your age, and whether you
have preexisting conditions.
Ask if your employer's plan
allows you to buy supplemental
coverage (their rates are likely
cheaper) and check whether any
professional or trade organizations
you belong to offer group coverage.
A few LTD considerations:
Policies that pay benefits only if
you can't perform duties of your
OWN occupation are usually more
expensive than those that only pay
if you can't perform the duties of
ANY job for which you are reason-
ably qualified.
The longer the waiting period
before you're eligible for benefits,
the lower the premium cost.
Some policies only pay benefits
for two years, while others provide
lifelong benefits most cover some-
where in between. The shorter the
term, the lower the cost.


How Much Do I Need to Retire?


by Michael G. Shinn, CFP
Contributing Writer
"I tell most people that they will
need to save enough to generate
80% of their current income for
retirement. They have to take into
consideration future inflation, taxes
and health care costs. Then we map
out a plan to get them there.
Unfortunately, most people don't
have a clue about how much they
will need financially to retire,"
comments Theron Cyrus, Wealth
Manager and CEO of Cyrus asset
Management.
How much money do you need to
retire comfortably? The answer is
not as daunting or as far out of
reach as it may seem. The most
common ways to get the answer are
to either work with a financial advi-
sor, such as Mr. Cyrus, or to do the
calculations yourself. Either way,
you are going to have to think about
your retirement plans and make
some realistic assumptions about
your future.
Assumptions about
Your Future?
Thinking about you and your fam-
ily's future, answer the following
questions:
- What is a realistic age for you to
retire?_ Think about your cur-
rent and future job situation,
your health and your desire to con-
tinue to work fulltime.
What is your longevity?_
How many years do you estimate
that you will live in retire-
ment? Think about your parents,
siblings and family's longevity.
- What percentage of your current
income will you need in retire-
ment?
A lot will depend on how
active you are in retirement. Some
people plan on traveling, others


will do volunteer work and others
will work part-time.
What is your estimate of long
term inflation? Over the past
40 years inflation (CPI)
has averaged about 4.5%. Over the
past 5 years it has been in
the 2.5-3.5% range.
What is your estimate.of your
future investment returns? Is
your investment risk tolerance
conservative, moderate, aggressive
or somewhere in between? Over
the past 70 years equities (stocks)
have averaged between 8-11%
return.
What do You have Now?
What is the current value of assets
that can be designated for your
retirement plan? How much is
being contributed to them current-
ly? This would include the follow-
ing:
Employer retirement plans-
Look at your annual benefit state-
ment.
Defined Contribution plans such
as 401K and 403B.
Social Security- Look at your
annual statement.
Other Retirement Plans such as
IRA, SEP, and Keogh's.
Other Investments such as bro-
kerage and savings accounts real
estate, etc.
Calculations
If you work with a financial advi-
sor, the advisor can calculate an
estimate of your retirement income
and project whether you will
achieve your retirement goal. If
you do it yourself, there are a num-
ber of retirement calculators avail-
able on the web that can help with
your estimate. Consider looking at
www. money. cnn. com,
www.choosetosave.org/calculators
and www.finance.yahoo.com.


Overcoming a Shortfall
Overcoming a retirement income
shortfall can be done in several
ways. Each has its own benefits
and shortcomings.
-Extend your Retirement date-
This increases the number of years
of contributions and it
reduces the number of years
required to fund your retire-
ment.
-Save and invest more- Increase
contributions to retirement plans
and savings.
-Increase the investment return-
Depending on the retirement time
horizon, consider the use of asset
allocation to increase investment
returns.
Continue working- Consider
working part time during retire-
ment.
Lower the retirement income
needed- Consider options such as:
moving to a lower cost retire-
ment location; living in a less afflu-
ent neighborhood; alterna-
tive housing arrangements, etc.
Determining how much you need
to retire is the first step towards a
successful retirement. Without that
knowledge, there is strong possibil-
ity that you will not achieve your
retirement goal. If your financial
position is not where you want it to
be, you must take control and make
it happen!
Michael G Shinn, CFP Registered
Representative and Investment
Adviser Representative of and secu-
rities offered through Financial
Network Investment Corporation,
member SIPC. Visit www.shinnfi-
nancial.com for more information
or to send your comments or ques-
tions to shinnm@financialnet-
work.com. Michael G Shinn
2007.


Even though the late,
great James Brown has "at
least" nine children and
was married at the time
of his death on Christ-
mas in 2006, he
set up his will
Sso that no one
in his family
inherited
hdLt his money.
Instead, he designated that all his
money should go towards a trust to
help poor and needy children, accord-
ing to a report that appeared in Forbes
today.
Now, you can imagine what his
family had to say about Brown giving
away his $100 million fortune.
Indeed, since his passing, lawyer
and court fees have been steadily eat-
ing away at Brown's fortune as his
large family is continuing to contest
his wishes on the grounds that he was
mentally unfit to make that decision.
Unfortunately, Brown's associate and
former producer Jacqueline Hollander
is countering the family's wishes to
get a piece of the pie, claiming that
his will made it crystal clear what he


wanted to do with his fortune and that
was clearly not to pass it along to his
family. Hollander says she even has
Brown on video stating that he
wanted his money to go towards poor
children. Hollander was to administer
that trust.
In any case, it should be noted that
Brown had not updated his will in the
five years that he was married to Tomi
Rae Hynie, to whom he was married
at the time of his death. This fact,
along with the assumption that it was
hard for courts to fully believe
Brown's wishes to deprive his whole
family, led to a decision in 2009 by
the attorney general of South Car-
olina, allocating 50% of the estate to
Brown's family, with the rest remain-
ing with the children's trust. The case
is now with the South Carolina
Supreme Court.
What's the lesson here: if you're
wealthy and have a lot of family to
handle, make sure you consistently
update your will. It's hard to believe
that Brown, at his age and with his
wealth and with his ex-wives and
with his many children, did not pay
more attention to updating his will.


Credit repair companies


- what you need to know


You've made such a fine mess of
your credit, it's now officially a
nightmare. Then you see that ad on
television with all the promises to
make your credit squeaky clean again
-- find the remote!
Before you pick up the phone, you
should know that you're better off
going it alone than using the services
of a credit repair firm.
There is no company that clears a
bad credit report for you. Companies
that claim they can 'erase' your bad
credit have as their sole objective
erasing money from your bank ac-
count.
Quite frankly, "There's nothing
they can do that you can't do your-
self," adds Ken McEldowney, exec-
utive director of Consumer Action, a
nonprofit organization.
Sure, there are some credit repair
good guys, but there are plenty out
there that are straight-up shady. How
to know the difference?
"Credit repair companies cannot
require you to pay up front before
they provide services. They also
should not be recommending that
you avoid direct contact with a credit
reporting agency, or that you create a
new credit identity -- this is an illegal
practice called file segregation.
Agree to this and you're a partner in
fraud," explains Thomas Fox, com-
munity outreach director for the non-
profit Cambridge Credit Counseling.
They also shouldn't ask you to dis-
pute accurate information in your
credit report. Be wary, too, of a con-
tract that doesn't specify payment
terms for services, total cost, a de-
scription of services to be performed,
or an estimate of how long it will


take to achieve results, says Fox.
Some of these companies try to
"clean" your record by intentionally
confusing the credit reporting
agency's computer files, leading to
more problems than you started with.
If a company tells you that it can re-
move truthful but adverse informa-
tion, hold onto your wallet, says
Kelsey Owen, marketing coordinator
for the Better Business Bureau.
Seek Out A Nonprofit For Help
It's not like there is nowhere to turn
for help if you don't want to do the
clean up yourself. You can contact a
nonprofit credit counseling agency
and speak to a certified counselor.
"Counselors will be able to instruct
you on the legitimate ways to dispute
inaccurate or outdated information in
your credit report," says Fox.
A good company will answer all
your questions and explain your
rights. If information in your report
can't be verified, it must be removed
from your credit report. These com-
panies can negotiate with your cred-
itors to change the way some
negative items are listed on your re-
port, which can affect your credit
score differently.
Do It Yourself
You can do what a credit repair
firm can, for free -- if you're willing
to do the work.
You can send a 100-word state-
ment to the credit agencies, explain-
ing your delinquencies and disputing
any inaccurate information, and con-
tinue to pay your bills on time.
"There's no reason to pay someone to
do these things for you," says Kim
McGrigg, spokesperson for Money
Management International.


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August 18-24 2011


From left, Dr. James C. Perkins, PNBC First Vice President; Dr.
Carroll A. Baltimore Sr., PNBC President; Dr. Dee Dee Coleman,
PNBC Convention Chair and Pastor, Russell Street Baptist Church;
Dr. Charles G. Adams, Past PNBC President and Pastor, Hartford
Memorial Baptist Church; Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers, MPBC President
and Pastor, Greater New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.


WASHINGTON (RNS) A black
denomination that began 50 years
ago in support of the Rev. Martin
Luther King Jr. has decried the "dis-
respect" shown to President Obama
since he took office.
Citing slurs and remarks such as
"you lie, "boy" and "tar baby," the
Progressive National Baptist
Convention called for the ouster of
elected officials who have made
such statements about the nation's
first black president and his family.
"Conventional wisdom suggests


If he won
continued from front
There is no way that we can rely
on him to defend the social safety
net that was won in the 20th centu-
ry, nor is there any way that we can
assume that he 'gets' the centrality
of the need for jobs in order to get
us out of the economic crisis.
What we have to recognize is that if
we want any action out of the
President, the everyday person will
need to be the ones that brings this
about.
How? We will have to make
more noise than the Tea Party ele-
ment. We will need to have
protests, not just in Washington,
D.C., but throughout the USA. The
unemployed need to assemble in
state capitals and insist that they
will not be allowed to starve.


if comments like these were target-
ed to past holders of this nation's
highest office of another/preferred
hue, serious repercussive actions
would have immediately followed
those making said comments,"
reads a resolution passed during the
PNBC's annual meeting that con-
cluded last week in Washington.
In other statements, the denomi-
nation, which began in 1961 to sup-
port King's civil rights agenda, reaf-
firmed its commitment to social
justice and hailed the upcoming


't fight
Workers facing layoffs and
demands for concessions must
receive support from the rest of us
so that they are not standing alone.
And, yes, in 2012, we must run and
support candidates that have a
demonstrated record of being on
the side of working people and the
poor. We do not need those who
will talk out of both sides of their
mouths and offer us heart-warming
speeches. We need politicians who
are with us in the trenches, fighting
the good fight. The decisions about
our economy will be made both in
Washington and in corporate board
rooms. If working people do not
make their voices heard and flex
their muscles--in the streets and in
the election booths--just guess who
will come out on top?


The Northeast Florida Community Action
Agency (NFCAA), a nonprofit organization, will
hold their monthly Board of Directors meeting:

Thursday, August 25, 2011
4:00 p.m.
4070 Boulevard Center Drive, 4500
Building, Suite 200, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.

For more Information, call 398-7472 ext 224.


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dedication of a memorial to King
on the National Mall.
"God is calling us to start revolu-
tions of dignity, civility and social
justice in our own backyards to
improve education, health care and
the well-being of all people," a res-
olution reads.
As PNBC leaders celebrated their
denomination's 50th anniversary,
they launched an effort to reach out
to other African-American
Christian groups, including
Pentecostals, with the new Faith
United Action Fellowship.
"We're living in a society now
where we've discovered that it's
increasingly more important and
germane to us that we do cross
boundaries in working together,"
said the Rev. Carroll Baltimore,
president of the PNBC, citing com-
mon interests in poverty, education,
health disparities and incarcerated
black men.
Presiding Bishop Charles H. Ellis
III of the Pentecostal Assemblies of
the World was among the leaders
attending the PNBC meeting for the
first time.
"I absolutely hope that wherever
we can have joint interests and
things in common to serve the
greater community that we would
be able to not just walk hand in
hand but to work hand in hand," he
said.


Myths of Black adoption explored


Baptist Convention call out

America's disrespect of the President


Founded in 1983, the Oakland, clear -- we do not discriminate. We
Calif.-based Black Adoption and have always served biracial fami-
Placement Resource Center was lies, same-gender-loving families,
among the first "specialty" agen- couples and singles as part of our
cies to work to clear up the myths outreach efforts."
surrounding adoption-eligibility "Drug babies" are destined to
criteria and other issues that kept have seri-
countless prospective parents from
applying and trom adopting
black children
The Atlanta Po.;t
recently talked to
B A P R C
Executive
D i r e c t o r
Gloria King ''
about her
response to
four main
misconcep-
tions that .
stand in the\
way of
African a
American kids
finding loving and
permanent homes. .P
Children of African "
descent are more difficult
to raise: Not true. s.i s\ King "\'e
have been very successful m pro- o u s
moting African American children issues: King says that media hype
being adopted and bringing the about their condition has con-
message to the community about demned many children born
families of color being needed to addicted to drugs to a future with
adopt," she told the Post. "Targeted little hope. "We had to do a lot of
recruitment has always been a part re-education for the community as
of our mission, but let me make it to how to care for these children


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING ORDINANCE 2011-544
REAPPORTIONMENT OF JACKSONVILLE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS
AND AT-LARGE RESIDENCY AREA BOUNDARIES AND SCHOOL
BOARD DISTRICTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 2010 CENSUS DATA


Pursuant to Chapter 18 (Reapportionment of Council and School Board Districts), Ordinance
Code, the City Council Rules Committee is conducting reapportionment public hearings in order
to inform the public about the reapportionment proposal and to compile an official record of
citizen input on the proposed Council reapportionment plan and Ordinance 2011-554. The
meetings are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
North Campus
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Auditorium Room C126
4501 Capper Road
Jacksonville, FL 32218


Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Kent Campus
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Main Auditorium, Room F 128
3939 Roosevelt Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
South Campus
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Lakeside Conference Center
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Deerwood Center
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Room B1204
9911 Old Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256


All interested citizens are urged to attend this meeting.
reapportionment process and proposed maps may be obtained
Services Division, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 430,
line at htto://www.coi.net/Citv-Council.asDx.


Information concerning the
in the City Council Legislative
by calling: 904-630-1404 or on-


If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access public
hearing facilities or participate in a public hearing proceeding, for this meeting, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To request such an accommodation,
please contact the Legislative Services Division Jacksonville City Council at least three
business days prior to the required service by using one of the following methods: Phone (904)
630-1404; Fax (904) 630-1242; TTD- (904) 630-1580.


Stephen C. Joost



Bill Bishop, Chair
Sd Rules Committee

Cheryl L. Brown
Council Secretary


and regarding adoption in general,"
she said.
The "Blind Side effect": It's
taken work to soothe concerns that
children of African descent adopt-
ed by Caucasian families will be
irreparably harmed by being dis-
connected from their "natural her-
itage "Our goal v.hen making
the decision to adopt (as
opposed to procreating)
was that \re wanted
to pro ide love, a
home and a great
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Single and renters need not
apply: Wrong. King contends that
anyone who really understands the
selfless job of parenting and is
willing to provide a "forever space
for a child" that meets his or her
needs should strongly consider
adoption. "You don't have to be
Ozzie and Harriet," she says.
Ozzie and Harriet," she says.


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Republican Presidential Field Expands


then Shrinks, but Tea Party still in Control


This week Texas Governor Rick
Scott, oops I meant Rick Perry
joined the Republican field for
president.
Perry, who kind of looks like
George W. Bush and definitely
sounds like Bush is actually more
conservative than Bush in many
ways. But if you close your eyes
you would probably think that it is
George W speaking himself.
The Texas Governor definitely
has reshuffled the GOP deck. Now
there appears to be a first tier of
Republican candidates Perry,
Minnesota Rep. Michele
Bachmann, and former
Massachusetts Governor Mitt
Romney.
Last week, Bachmann proved
that she has some star appeal by
winning the Ames Straw Poll on in
Iowa. Many feel that this victory
that cements her status as the fron-
trunner in next year's Iowa caucus-
es, which may be the case, but isn't
she originally from Iowa?
In most cases candidates win
races in their home states it is just
sort of how it works. Since
announcing her candidacy,
Bachmann has been the darling of
the Tea Party sort of knocking


Palin off of her mantel.
Speaking of Palin she is still
out there making appearances as if
she is still flirting with a run for
president.
So who are the second tier candi-
dates? Maybe a better question is if
there actually is a second tier. Will
candidates like Ron Paul, Herman
Cain or Newt actually be taken
serious by voters probably not.
Governor Perry presents major
problems for Romney and
Bachman. The million dollar ques-
tion is would the conservative
right, which is basically made up of
Christian conservatives truly sup-
port Romney a practicing Mormon.
Perry now gives both the Tea
Party and Christian Conservatives
a candidate to rally around.
Bachman had been the toast of the
town, but Perry has even more
"rock star" status than Bachman.
The other question for Republicans
is if Perry or Bachman do win the
GOP nomination are they too
Conservative to win over
Independents and moderates?
And with Mike Huckabee gone -
Perry really can step into the role as
the true Christian Conservative
candidate.


What does team Obama say
about Perry's entry? "Governor
Perry's economic policies are a car-
bon copy of the economic policies
of Washington Republicans," said
campaign press secretary Ben
LaBolt.
He added, "In a Republican field
that has already pledged allegiance
to the Tea Party and failed to pres-
ent any plan that will benefit the
middle class or create the jobs
America needs to win the future,
Governor Perry offers more of the
same."
Romney is a business savvy can-
didate with conservative values,
but moderate enough to appeal to
both conservative Democrats and
Independents. But again, the
Christian right is less likely to
embrace Romney over Perry and
Bachman.
The problem that both parties
have in primary elections is that
voters tend to vote with their hearts
and not their heads. While nation-
al party leaders tend to realize that
more moderate candidate are more
electable that fact doesn't mean
much to party activist and radicals.
So why are Bachman and now
Perry so popular well it is simple


they appeal to that very conserva-
tive base that I just talked about.
Former Minnesota governor Tim
Pawlenty wanted to be the conser-
vative choice, and after investing a
million dollars into the Iowa straw
poll he still performed poorly so
afterwards he dropped out of the
race.
During a call to supporters -
Pawlenty simply said, "We cannot
envision a path forward to victory
and so therefore we made a deci-
sion to end the campaign."
So for President Obama, Perry is
probably the guy you want to face
next November.
The challenge for President
Obama will be his steadily declin-
ing approval numbers. For the first
time in his presidency they dipped
below 40 percent this week. The
only good news for the President is
the fact that he still has time to
recover, and he will undoubtedly
raise unprecedented amounts of
money.
Will Obama win a second term as
president "Yes he can." But there
is still a long way to go in this
marathon.
Signing off from GOP headquar-
ters, Reggie Fulllwood


England Struggles to Understand Causes of Riots


by George Curry
England's
attempt to fully
understand rioting
touched off by a
policeman's fatal
shooting of Mark
Duggan, a 29-year
old Black man, in many ways mir-
ror the debate that followed the
urban unrest that the United States
underwent in the wake of Dr.
Martin Luther King's assassination
in 1968. The BBC and other news
organizations have cited the com-
peting arguments on the underlying
causes of the outbursts.
Here are some of the most com-
monly cited causes:
RACISM
Christina Patterson, writing in
the Independent newspaper, said:
"Race didn't cause these riots, but
it played a part... Too many black
men have been killed by police.
Too many black men and women
have been treated like criminals .
This is not the cause of these riots,
but it's there in the mix, a mix
where the key ingredient is feeling
powerless. Cuts won't help.
Growing unemployment won't
help. Some investment in youth
services, and better schools, and
mentoring schemes might, but
money alone isn't the answer."
GANGSTA RAP AND CUL-
TURE
On Aug. 8, the Daily Mirror car-
ried the headline, "London riots: Is
rap music to blame for encouraging
this culture of violence?" To Paul
Routledge, the author of the story,
the answer is definitely yes. He
wrote, "The mayhem erupted
overnight, but it has been building
for years. And putting more police
on the streets while vital to end
the threat to life and property will
not solve the crisis.
"I blame the pernicious culture of
hatred around rap music which glo-


rifles violence and loathing of
authority (especially the police but
including parents), exalts trashy
materialism and raves about drugs.
The important things in life are the
latest smart phones, fashionable
trainers and jeans and idiot comput-
er games. No wonder stores selling
them were looting targets. Stir into
this lethal mixture the fostering of
irrational anger against the world
and disrespect for others and the
end result is self-absorbed young
people living at boiling point."
ABSENT FATHERS
Christina Odone of the Daily
Telegraph wrote: "Here are three
numbers to bear in mind when talk-
ing about the riots: 8 billion
(pounds spent by social services
each year on children and young
people); 3.5 million (children from
a broken home); and one fifth
(school leavers who are illiterate."
The writer suggests looking at
some other numbers as well. She
said, "A large number of young-
sters are brought up without dads.
The majority of rioters are gang
members whose only loyalty is to
the gang and whose only authority
figure is the toughest of the bunch.
Like the overwhelming majority of
offenders behind bars, these gang
members have one thing in com-
mon: no father at home."
SOCIAL EXCLUSION
Camila Batmanghelidj, founder
of The Place To Be and Kids
Company charity, wrote in the
Independent: "It's not one occa-
sional attack on dignity, it's a
repeated humiliation, being contin-
uously disposed in a society rich
with possession. Young, intelligent
citizens of the ghetto want an
explanation for why they are at the
receiving end of bleak Britain, con-
demned to a darkness where their
humanity is not even valued
enough to be helped. Savagery is a
possibility within us all. Some of us


have been lucky enough not to have
to call upon it for survival; others,
exhausted from failure, can justify
resorting to it."
WEAK POLICING
An editorial in the Sun stated,
"[Prime Minister] David Cameron
spoke for most of us when he said
police were initially too thin on the
ground and misjudged their early
response."
ANIMALISTIC BEHAVIOR
Conservative columnists Max
Hastings, writing in the Mail
Online, charged: "They are essen-
tially wild beasts. I use that phrase
advisedly, because it seems appro-
priate to young people bereft of the
discipline that might make them
employable; of the conscience that
distinguishes between right and
wrong. They respond only to
instinctive animal impulses to eat
and drink, have sex or destroy the
accessible property of others. Their
behaviour on the streets resembled
that of the polar bear which
attacked a Norwegian tourist camp
last week. They were doing what
came naturally and, unlike the bear,
no one even shot them for it."
SPENDING CUTS
London mayoral candidate Ken
Livingstone told the BBC: "If
you're making massive cuts,
there's always the potential for this
sort of revolt against that." Marian
FitzGerald, visiting professor of
criminology at the University of
Kent, noted, "The full implementa-
tion of the cuts to local authority
services that will have the biggest
impact on these areas will not be
fully felt until next year. However,
it may be that because there's so
much talk about police spending
cuts, the rioters may have inter-
nalised the message that they're
less likely to be caught."
CONSUMERISM
Writer Zoe Williams offered
what she called a pragmatic expla-


nation. Williams said, "This is what
happens when people don't have
anything, when they have their
noses constantly rubbed in stuff
they can't afford, and they have no
reason to believe that they will ever,
be able to afford it."
I knew the rioting in England had
taken on an American flavor when
I looked at a quote from a reader
replying to a BBC story about the
unrest. The reader said, "I agree
there are many reasons for this sit-
uation. However, I put poor, unin-
formed, and unexperienced parent-
ing at the top of the list. You have
babies trying to raise babies."
George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief
of Emerge magazine and the NNPA News
Service, is a keynote speaker, moderator,
and media coach. Visit
www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow
him at www.twitter.com/currygeorge.


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Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press


Rate the President

"Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are doing a so-called
poverty bus tour under the guise of highlighting that
issue ... check their records [and] you will see that they
have done a lot of poverty-pimping through book sales,
TV appearances, speaking fees and promoting the 'woe
is me mindset'... this has been their hustle for a long time," that's Steve
Harvey's rant in the most recent round of Black American disc jockeys and
broadcasters' battle to brook no criticism of Barack Hussein Obama.
Conscientious Black Americans would do well to compare Harvey's
rhetoric to Obama's results as president before arbitrarily choosing sides in
this public spat. Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are being pilloried and
made out to be "pariahs" by Black jocks because they've made negative
comments about Obama's presidential performance. But, Black American
DJs seem to be dodging the fact that America's economy is in free-fall; the
country's deficits, debt and government spending are at a record high, and
our credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in history. In spite
of these obvious presidential shortcomings, Urban Contemporary broad-
casters continue "praising Caesar" and pummeling his critics. As other
American groups lament America's economic plight, Black Americans,
whose lifestyles and conditions are the worst of all, still defend Obama's
lackluster job performance.
Nobody on Black radio seems willing to admit the sad shape America is
in, or that Blacks are the worst off in the country. The issue that's getting
attention is the DJ's view that the "Poverty Tour" is another "attempt to
criticize President Obama." It all goes back to April 2008 when Smiley
resigned from the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" program because of the
audience's overwhelmingly negative response to his criticisms of
Candidate Obama.
When Obama was elected, many believed that the numerous maladies in
the Black community would cease to exist. But, Blacks' problems contin-
ue with the acquiescence of the media and those who view Obama as a
symbol of achievement. Under Obama the Oval Office's traditional defer-
ence toward "Wall Street oligarchs" continues. Obama's signature legisla-
tion is the passage of a gargantuan stimulus plan "to fix" the economy.
Though they will backbite among each other, few African-American pun-
dits acknowledge that Black unemployment and joblessness has remained
constant before and after the $790 billion stimulus package. Who among
us demanded the government target Black youth and adult jobs programs
when almost a trillion dollars was being doled out?
"He's doing all he can under the circumstances" is a lame retort.
Intellectually honest people must look at Obama's demonstrable disregard
for Black issues and come to the unavoidable conclusion that our issues
and interests rank low on Obama's list of concerns. During his entire time
in office, Obama has failed to articulate any policy that would deal with
the betterment of Blacks and urban America, yet Obama sycophants write
off all criticism, such as Cornel West's depiction of Obama as a "puppet of
Wall Street" as "crazy rants."
It's a tragedy the way Obama loyalists have accepted the diminution of
Black issues, and that the only way he could become president was by dis-
tancing himself from race. He became president, with 95 percent of the
African-American vote and support from the vast majority of people of
color, young voters and White liberals claiming that America was entering
a "post-racial" era as well as a post-partisan one. Though this theme car-
ried enormous appeal and Black voters fell for it, it was never completely
true.
Do the Blacks who influence public and political policy want to improve
our plight and will they bring attention to ongoing injustice and repression
occurring against us? Instead of using air time to throw Corel and Tavis
under the bus when can we expect Black broadcasters and media to objec-
tively relate challenges Blacks face in the U.S. within the contexts of edu-
cation, housing, employment, poverty, crime and legal systems and ways
to combat them?
It's time Black Americans give President Obama a realistic rating
regarding his attention to, or lack of, issues important to us.
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Alcom State Sports Photo

ALL BRIDGE BUILDER: QB
Brandon Bridge looks to
EYES lead Alcorn State to first
SWAC title since the Steve
ON McNairera.


TEAM-BY-TEAM SCHEDULES; REED LANDS

AT UCF; TWO MAKE ARENA LEAGUE HOF





Watch

Their

Teams

Morehouse head coach Rich Freeman (I.), Fort Valley State head
coach Donald Pittman (c.) and Alcorn State head coach Melvin
Spears (r.) have teams capable of winning 2011 championships in
their respective conferences.

NEXTWEEK: Players to Watch, Toughest Schedules, BCSP
Preseason Football Top Ten.






UNDER THE BANNER

WHATS GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS


2011 FOOTBALL





Teams worth watching in 2011


LUT WILLIAMS
BCSP Editor
The final countdown has begun for the 2011
black college football season.
All 53 football-playing teams are in their third
week of summer practice readying for the start of
play that counts. In just another week, on Thursday
August 25th, Langston will kick off the season with
a date at home vs. New Orleans. Three other games
are set for Saturday, August 27th.
The real lift off begins with an explosion of 31
games over the Labor Day weekend (Thursday, Sept
1 thru Sunday, Sept. 4).
Most of the 2010 champions Shaw in the
CIAA, Albany State in the SIAC, South Carolina
State co-champs in the MEAC and Texas Southern
in the SWAC suffered heavy losses to graduation
that will make repeating difficult.
The door is open for contenders like Morehouse
and Fort Valley State in the SIAC, Winston-Salem
State in the CIAA, Bethune-Cookman in the MEAC
and Alcorn State in the SWAC to move up and into
the championship spotlight.


Keep Your Eyes On
The two most dominant teams in 2010 were
SIAC champion Albany State (11-1), who finished
with a perfect 10-0 regular season mark, and MEAC
co-champ Bethune-Cookman (10-2), who fell to
Florida A&M (38-27, after leading 27-14 at the
half) in its final regular season game preventing the
Wildcats from posting an 11-0 record.
The performance was expected by Albany
State, who along with Tuskegee has won or shared
the last 11 SIAC titles. But that was hardly the case
with Bethune-Cookman, picked by league head
coaches and this writer to finish near the bottom of


WSSU Sports Photo B-CU Sports Photo
AIMING HIGH: Winston-Salem State head coach
Connell Maynor (I.) and Bethune-Cookman head
coach Brian Jenkins have set their sights on
conference and national titles.

last year's MEAC standings under new head coach
Brian Jenkins.
But the brash Jenkins took over from longtime
B-CU head coach AlvinWyatt andboldly proclaimed
that the Wildcats would win right away. And that's
exactly what they did, ending South Carolina State's
21-game conference win streak and three-year domi-
nation of the MEAC.
Jenkins says unabashedly that his goal is not
just to win the MEAC title, but to win the Football
Championship Subdivision (FCS) national crown.
He's got Athletic Director Lynn Thompson fully
on board and is lining up the horses to do it. His
Florida-heavy roster is littered with standouts and
now includes last year's Mr. Football in the state,
quarterback Quentin Williams of Tampa.
Another brash young coach with designs on
titles beyond the conference level is Winston-Salem
State second-year head man Connell Maynor. Like
Jenkins, Maynor has boldly proclaimed that he's not
just looking for CIAA titles but wants to take the
Rams to the NCAA Div. II national title. And with
WSSU Athletic Director and legendary head coach


Bill Hayes firmly behind him, the talented Rams could
definitely be headed in that direction.
Albany State won the SIAC title but both More-
house (a 13-12 loser to ASU) and Fort Valley State
(who lost 12-7 to ASU) were hot on its tail. This
could be the year that both move past the perennial
champs.
Coming off its first-ever Div. II playoff appear-
ance and returning a host of all-SIAC performers,
Morehouse under head coach Rich Freeman may
be considered the SIAC favorite. The Maroon Tigers
biggest hurdle may be getting past arch-nemesis
Tuskeged.
Anthony Pittman's Fort Valley State Wildcats
easily handled Tuskegee but faltered againstASU and
Morehouse. Pittman believes he's added a difference-
maker to his already loaded squad in new quarterback
Antonio Henton.
And they don't come any brasher than new Alcorn
State head coach Melvin Spears. TheAlcom graduate
won a SWAC title in 2005 after he succeeded Doug
Williams as head coach at Grambling and bounced
around some before landing back at his alma mater.
After Prairie View A&M (45 years) and Texas
Southern (42 years) ended long SWAC title droughts
over the last two seasons, Spears figures its time to
return Alcom to the championship circle. The Braves,
once powers in the conference under former head
coach Marino Casem, who Spears played for, have
not won or shared a SWAC title since 1994 (18 years).
With Alcom and NFL legend, the late Steve McNair
at the helm, the Braves won the 1992 title outright
and shared the 1994 title with Grambling.
Spears has a McNair like quarterback in sopho-
more Brandon Bridge who he hopes can duplicate
some of McNair's gaudy stats en route to another
title.


C. J. REED HEADED TO UCF:
Former Bethune-Cookman guard and reigning MEAC
Basketball Player of the Year C. J.
Reed is transferring to the University
o* f Central Florida it was announced
last week.

Reed, who averaged an MEAC-
best 18.8 points per game while lead-

ing the Wildcats to a 21-13 overall
record and their first ever MEAC

regular season title, received a re-
REED
lease from B-CU in early July after

the school abruptly dismissed his father, Clifford Reed,
as the Wildcats head coach on June 27. The younger Reed
reportedly visited UCF, North Florida and Tennessee State
before committing to join the Knights.
C. J., a senior, will redshirt during the 2011-12 season
and join UCF for the 2012-13 campaign.

"It had to be a good fit for me and a good fit for the
team," C. J. told the Daytona News-Journal in a phone
interview last week. "I didn't want to go somewhere that
played a style that I didn't want to play. They get up and
down the court. I think this was the best option for me and
the best fit for me."
Reed, a crafty 6-3 left-hander, was the MEAC rookie of
the year as a freshman and earned first team all-MEAC over
the past two seasons. As a freshman he played primarily as
a point guard but became more of a scorer over the last two
seasons.


TWO MAKE ARENA LEAGUE HOF:
TULSA, Okla. During halftime ofArenaBowl XXIV
Saturday night in Phoenix, AFL Com-
missioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the
2011 AFL Hall of Fame Class and two
HBCU products made the list.
This year's Hall of Fame Class
includes former Bethune-Cookman
standout Stevie Thomas, four-time
ArenaBowl champion with the Tampa
Bay Storm who recorded 7,892 re- THOMAS
ceiving yards and 111 tackles in his
10-year career and former Alabama A&M wide receiver
Barry Wagner, ranked as the second
Greatest Player in AFL History by
the AFL Historical Committee and
six-time Ironman of the Year winner
(1992-97).
Joining Thomas and Wagner in
the Class of 2011 are Coach Darren
Arbet, OL/DL Sylvester Bembery, WR
Eddie Brown, WR/LB Hunkie Cooper, WAGNER
OL/DL Sam Hernandez, OS George
LaFrance, GM Gene Nudo, and QB Kurt Warner.
The 2011 AFL Hall of Fame Class will be inducted
during 2012 Kickoff Weekend


NCCU OFFICIALLY IN DIV. I:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. At 12:31 p.m. on Thursday
(Aug. 11), North Carolina Central University received
a letter from the NCAA confirming the university's active
membership in Division I athletics effective Sept. 1.
"Gaining full membership to NCAA Division I has
been our goal for several years now and I am excited and
delighted to see it come to pass," said NCCU Chancellor
Charlie Nelms. "The Eagles have arrived!"

"I am thrilled about the NCAA's final decision,' said
NCCU Athletics Director Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree.
On Friday, Aug. 26, the NCCU volleyball team will
host the first athletic competition as an active Division I
member when the Eagles host Campbell.


BOWIE STATE
9/3 ................@ Assumption ...............1
9/10 ................ Benedict.................. 1
9/17 ............ Livingstone (HC) .............1
9/24 ............@ Virginia Union.............1
10/1 ............ @ Virginia State..............6
10/6 ........... Fairmont State............. 7
10/14 ............... @ Lincoln...................8
10/22 ..... @ Elizabeth City State.........1
10/29............. @ Shepherd.............12n
11/5....................Chowan .................... 1
CHOWAN
9/1 .................. Livingstone.................. 6
9/10 .......... @ UNC Pembroke............6
9/17 ............. W-Salem State............... 6
9/24 ............ @ Virginia State..............6
10/1 ............ @ Virginia Union ............. 1
10/8 ................. @ Lincoln................... 1
10/15 ...............9@ Stillman ...............5...
10/22 .............. Shaw (HC) ..................6
10/29 ........Elizabeth City State.......12n
11/5.............. @ Bowie State............... 1
ELIZABETH CITY STATE
8/27 .............. @ Delta State................6
9/3 ............... W-Salem State...............6
9/10 .......Livingstone in Rocky Mt., NC ........4
9/17 ......... @ Fayetteville State...........6
9/24 ................ @ Shaw..................2
10/8 ............@ Virginia Union ............. 1
10/15 ........ Virginia State (HC).......1:30
10/22 ..............Bowie State ................. 1
10/29 .............. @ Chowan.............. 12n
11/5.................Lincoln (PA) .................1
FAYETTEVILLE STATE
9/3 ............... UNC-Pembroke .............. 6
9/9 ............@ Carson Newman........... 7
9/17 ..........Elizabeth City State ..........6
9/24...... @ Winston-Salem State........6
10/1 ............. St. Augustine's............... 6
10/8 .......... Virginia State (HC)............ 1
10/15 ...................Shaw ...................... 2
10/22 ............@ Livingstone ..........1:30
10/29 ............ @ J. C. Smith................4
11/5............. @ Virginia Union.............1
JOHNSON C. SMITH
9/3 ............West Virginia State............4
9/10 .................@ Brevard ..................2
9/17 ...............Virginia State ................4
9/24 ............... @ Davidson................. 7
10/1 ......@ Winston-Salem State........1
10/8 ................. @ Shaw....................1
10/15 ........Virginia Union (HC) ...........1
10/22.....@ St. Augustine's (HC) .......1
10/29 ......... Fayetteville State.............1
11/5................. Livingstone .................1
LINCOLN (PA)
9/3 .................. @ Cheyney ................1
9/10 ...........@ Kentucky State ............5
9/17 .............. Virginia Union................6
9/24........... @ St. Augustine's............. 1
10/1 ...... West Virginia Wesleyan....12n
10/8 .............. Chowan (HC)................ 1
10/14 ..............Bowie State .................8
10/22 .............Virginia State ................1
10/29 ... Va. Univ. of Lynchburg.......1
11/5............ @ Eliz. City State............. 1
LIVINGSTONE
9/1 ................ Chowan..................6
9/10 .....Eliz. City State in Rocky Mt., NC ......4
9/17 ............. @ Bowie State............... 1
9/24 ...........Va. Univ. of L'burg ............7
10/1 .................. @ Shaw.................. 1
10/8 ...........@ Edward Waters ............2
10/15 ...... Winston-Salem State.......... 6
10/22 ..... Fayetteville State (HC).........1
10/29 ......... St. Augustine's............. 1
11/5............... @ J. C. Smith................1
SAINT AUGUSTINE'S
8/27 ............@ Virginia Union ............6
9/3 .................... Catawba.............. 1:30
9/10..............@ New Haven ...............1
9/24 ................Lincoln (PA) .................1
10/1 ......... @ Fayetteville State...........6
10/8 ........ Winston-Salem State.....1:30
10/15 .......... @ West Georgia .............2
10/22 .............. J. C. Smith..................2
10/29 .............. Livingstone.............1:30
11/5................... @ Shaw.................. 1
SHAW
9/3 .................@ Stillman ..................5
9/10 ...........@ Delaware State............6
9/17 ................ @ Benedict .................5
9/24 ..........Elizabeth City State........... 2
10/1 ................ Livingstone.................. 1
10/8 ............ J. C. Smith (HC)..............1
10/15 ....... @ Fayetteville State...........2
10/22 .............. @ Chowan..................6
10/29.... @ Winston-Salem State .. 1:30
11/5.............. St. Augustine's ...............1
VIRGINIA STATE
9/3 ...............@ Norfolk State ..............6
9/10 ........@ West Virginia State.........1
9/17.........@ Johnson C. Smith ..........4
9/24 .................Chowan ................. 6
10/1 ................Bowie State .................6
10/8 ......... @ Fayetteville State........... 1
10/15... Elizabeth City State....1:30
10/22 ............... @ Lincoln.............. .. 1
10/29 ........Virginia Union (HC)......1:30
11/5............@ Gardner-Webb............. 6
VIRGINIA UNION
8/27 ........... Saint Augustine's............. 6
9/3 .................@ Benedict .................5
9/10 ........ Winston-Salem State..........7
9/17 ................. @ Lincoln........ ..........6
9/24 ................Bowie State................1
10/1 .................Chowan ................. 1
10/8 ..... Elizabeth City State (HC)......1
10/15 ............ @ J. C. Smith................ 1
10/29 .......... @ Virginia State.........1:30
11/5............ Fayetteville State............. 1


WINSTON-SALEM STATE
9/3 ......... Elizabeth City State......... 6
9/10............ @ Virginia Union .............7
9/17 ................ @ Chowan..................6
9/24 ........... Fayetteville State............. 6
10/1 ............ J. C. Smith (HC).............. 1
10/8 ........... St. Augustine's .......1:30
10/15 ............@ Livingstone ...............6
10/22 ........... Edward Waters..........1:30
10/29 .................Shaw.................1 :30
11/5........... @ UNC-Pembroke............ 2
BETHUNE-COOKMAN
9/4 .........Prairie View A&M in Orlando.....12n
9/10 .........South Carolina State..........4
9/22 .................Hampton ..............7:30
10/1 ................. @ Miami............... TBA
10/8 ............... @ N. C. A&T ........... 1:30
10/15 .......... Fort Valley State..............4
10/20 ........... Norfolk State.........7:30
10/29 .......... @ N. C. Central..............2
11/5........... Morgan State (HC)............4
11/12........... Savannah State..............3
11/19.....Florida A&M in Orlando...2:30
DELAWARE STATE
9/3 ............. VMI ................ 1:30
9/10 .....................Shaw ...................6.
9/17 ............... @ Delaware.................6
9/24...... @ South Carolina State........2
10/1 ............. @ Florida A&M...............6
10/8 ............... Norfolk State ................ 1
10/15 .............@ N. C. A&T ..........1:30
10/29........ Morgan State (HC)............ 1
11/5................N. C. Central ...............1
11/12...............@ Hampton ................. 1
11/19.................. Howard................. 12n
FLORIDA A&M
9/3 .............. Fort Valley State..............6
9/8 ................@ Hampton .................8
9/17............ @ South Florida.........TBA
9/24 .......... Southern in Atlanta......3:30
10/1 .............Delaware State ..............6
10/8 ...............Howard (HC) ................3
10/15 ........@ Savannah State............7
10/22 .... @ South Carolina State... 1:30
11/5.................. N. C. A&T...................3
11/12............@ N. C. Central.............. 2
11/19......B-Cookman in Orlando...2:30
HAMPTON
9/3 .......Alabama A&M in Chicago ......4
9/8 ................ Florida A&M................. 8
9/17............ @ Old Dominion .............6
9/22........@ Bethune-Cookman ....7:30
10/8 .................Princeton .................. 1
10/15 ...........@ Norfolk State.............. 1
10/22 .........N. C. Central (HC) ............2
10/29........ @ Savannah State............2
11/5................... Howard....... ......... 1
11/12............Delaware State .............. 1
11/19............. Morgan State................1
HOWARD
9/3 ...........@ Eastern Michigan...........7
9/10 ................ Morehouse.............3:30
9/17 ...............Norfolk State ................ 1
9/24......Morgan State in E. Rutherford, NJ..... 4
10/1 .......... @ Savannah State............ 7
10/8 ............. @ Florida A&M...............3
10/15 ............. Georgetown .................1
10/22 ........... N. C.A&T (HC) .............. 1
10/29 .......South Carolina State.......... 1
11/5................ @ Hampton................. 1
11/19..........@ Delaware State............ 1
MORGAN STATE
9/3 ................../@ Towson ................7
9/10 ...........@ Bowling Green.............7
9/17 .............. Robert Morris................4
9/24....... Howard in E. Ruth., NJ........4
10/1 ................ N. C. A&T...................4
10/8 ............ Savannah State..............1
10/15 ...........@ N. C. Central ..............1
10/29 .......Delaware State (HC) ..........3
11/5......... Bethune-Cookman .........1
11/12..............Norfolk State ...........7:30
11/19...............@ Hampton .................4
NORFOLK STATE
9/3 .................Virginia State ................6
9/10 ............ @ West Virginia.........TBA
9/17 .................@ Howard .................. 1
9/24 .........Charleston Southern ..........4
10/1 .........South Carolina State.......... 1
10/8 ...........@ Delaware State............ 1
10/15 ................ Hampton ..................
10/20 ........ Bethune-Cookman ......7:30
10/29 ...........N. C. A&T (HC) ..............2
11/5........... @ Savannah State............5
11/12........... @ Morgan State..............4
NORTH CAROLINA A&T
9/3 ......... Va. Univ. of Lynchburg.........4
9/10 ........ @ Appalachian State.....3:30
9/24 ............Coastal Carolina .............4
10/1 ............ @ Morgan State..............4
10/8 .......... Bethune-Cookman.......1:30
10/15 .......Delaware State (HC).....1:30
10/22 ...............@ Howard ..................1
10/29 ...........@ Norfolk State ..............2
11/5.............. @ Florida A&M...............3
11/12............. @ S. C. State ..........1:30
11/19..............N. C. Central ...........1:30
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
9/1 ................... @ Rutgers.............7:30
9/10 .... Central State in Cleveland.. 12n
9/17 ..................... Elon ....................6
9/24 ............ Savannah State..............6
10/8 ...... @ South Carolina State... 1:30
10/15 ............ Morgan State................4
10/22 ..............@ Hampton ................2
10/29 ....Bethune-Cookman (HC) .......2
11/5............@ Delaware State............ 1
11/12.............. Florida A&M.................2
11/19.............. @ N. C. A&T ...........1:30
SAVANNAH STATE
9/3 ......Albany State in Macon, GA.....5
9/10 ...........@ S. E. Louisiana ............6
9/17 ........ @ Appalachian State..........6
9/24 .............@ N. C. Central ..............6


10/1 ................. Howard................... 7
10/8 ............ @ Morgan State.............. 1
10/15 ............. Florida A&M .................7
10/29 ............Hampton (HC) ...............2
11/5................Norfolk State ................5
11/12.......@ Bethune-Cookman .........3
11/19........South Carolina State ..........2
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
9/1 ........... @ Central Michigan ...........7
9/10........@ Bethune-Cookman .........4
9/17 ................. @ Indiana..............3:30
9/24 ............. Delaware State ..............2
10/1 .............@ Norfolk State ..............1
10/8 ...........N. C. Central (HC).......1:30
10/15 ............ Georgia State...........1:30
10/22 ............. Florida A&M............1:30
10/29 ...............@ Howard ............... 1
11/12................ N. C. A&T..............1 :30
11/19......... Savannah State............2
ALBANY STATE
9/3 ........Savannah Stae in Macon, GA ....... 5
9/10 ...................Wingate ...............TBA
9/17 .............. Valdosta State.......... TBA
9/24 ......... @ Miles................ ..... 6
10/1 ...... Kentucky State in Indianapolis .. 2:30
10/8 ................. @ Lane ................2.
10/15 .............. Morehouse.................. 7
10/22 .....Clark Atlanta in Valdosta, GA ........3
10/29 ............ Benedict (HC) ...............2
11/5..... Ft. Valley State in Columbus, GA..... 2
BENEDICT
9/3 ................ Virginia Union................5
9/10 .. ....... @ Bowie State............... 1
9/17 ................ Shaw n.....................5
9/24 ............ Fort Valley State.............. 6
10/1 .........Miles in Augusta, GA..........2
10/8 ................./ Stillman.................. 5
10/15 .........Clark Atlanta (HC) ............2
10/22 ............@ Morehouse ...............2
10/29 ........... @ Albany State ..............2
11/5...................... Lane....................... 2
CLARK-ATLANTA
9/2 ................ Georgia State...........7:30
9/10 ..................... Lane.......................6
9/17 ............ Fort Valley State..............6
9/24 .... Ark.-Pine Bluff in St. Louis......3
10/1 .............. @ Morehouse ............... 7
10/8 .................Miles (HC) ................6
10/15 .............. Benedict .................2
10/22 .....Albany State in Valdosta, GA........3
10/29 ............. @ Tuskegee................. 1
11/5....................Stillman ...............1:30
FORT VALLEY STATE
9/3 ............... @ Florida A&M...............6
9/10 ................ Delta State..................6
9/17 ..............@ Clark Atlanta ...............6
9/24 ............. @ Benedict .................6
10/1 ................ Tuskegee.................6
10/8 ...........@ Kentucky State .......1:30
10/15......@ Bethune-Cookman .........4
10/22 .............Stillman (HC) ................2
10/29 .............. Morehouse ..................6
11/5.... Albany State in Columbus, GA.....2
KENTUCKY STATE
9/4 .....Central State in Dayton, OH ....5
9/10 ................Lincoln (PA) ...............5
9/17 ...................Stillman .................7
9/24 ....... @ Kentucky Wesleyan.........7
10/1 ....... Albany State in Indianapolis....2:30
10/8 ........Fort Valley State (HC) ....1:30
10/15 .................@ Miles .................... 6
10/22 ............... Tuskegee................. 1
10/29 .................@ Lane .................2
11/5................. Morehouse................. 1
LANE
9/3 .............@ Edward Waters............ 6
9/10 .............@ Clark Atlanta ..............6
9/17 .............Point University .............. 7
9/24 ................ Morehouse.................. 7
10/1 .................@ Stillman ................. 7
10/8 ............... Albany State................. 2
10/15 ...........Tuskegee (HC)...............2
10/22 .................@ Miles....................2
10/29 ........... Kentucky State...............2
11/5................. @ Benedict ................. 1
MILES
9/4 ...... Morehouse in Birmingham......6
9/10 ........... Concordia-Selma............. 6
9/15 ............@ West Georgia .............7
9/24 ...............Albany State.................6
10/1 ......Benedict in Augusta, GA.......2
10/8 .............@ Clark Atlanta ..............6
10/15 ........... Kentucky State...............6
10/22 ............... Lane (HC) .................. 4
10/27 ...............@ Stillman ..................7
11/5................ @ Tuskegee................. 1
MOREHOUSE
9/4 ........... Miles in Birmingham...........6
9/10 .................@ Howard.............3:30
9/17 ............. Edward Waters...............7
9/24 ......... .......... @ Lane .................2
10/1 ............... Clark Atlanta................. 7
10/8 .......Tuskegee in Columbus, GA .........2
10/15 ...........@ Albany State ..............7
10/22 ............Benedict (HC) ...............2
10/29 ........ @ Fort Valley State...........
11/5............@ Kentucky State............ 1
STILLMAN
9/3 ......................Shaw .................... 5
9/10 ................ @ Samford..................6
9/17 ...........@ Kentucky State ............ 7
9/24 ............... @ Tuskegee................. 1
10/1 ..................... Lane....................... 5
10/8 ................ Benedict.................. 5
10/15 .................Chowan .................. 5
10/22 ........@ Fort Valley State........... 2
10/27 ................... Miles....................... 7
11/5..............@ Clark Atlanta .........1:30
11/12...... Concordia-Selma (HC)....1:30




ALL TIMES LOCALAND PM


TUSKEGEE
9/10 ................Langston ................ 1
9/17 ............@ Alabama A&M .............6
9/24 ................. Stillman................... 1
10/1 ........... @ Fort Valley State.............6
10/8 .......Morehouse in Columbus, GA ........2
10/15 .................@ Lane ....................
10/22 ......... Kentucky State............ 1
10/29 .............Clark Atlanta................. 1
11/5..................Miles (HC) ................ 1
11/24.......... @ Alabama State.............3
ALABAMA A&M
9/3 .......... Hampton in Chicago............4
9/10 ................@ Southern .................6
9/17 ................. Tuskegee ................6
9/24 ..........@ Grambling State ...........5
10/1 ......... Arkansas-Pine Bluff...........6
10/8..........Miss. Valley State (HC)........1
10/13 ...........Texas Southern ..............1
10/29 ....Alabama State in B'ham...2:30
11/5.............. @ Alcorn State...............2
11/12.............Jackson State ...............1
11/19........@ Prairie View A&M........... 2
ALABAMA STATE
9/3 ...........@ Miss. Valley State ..........5
9/10......... @ Eastern Michigan........... 1
9/17 ............ Grambllng State..............7
9/24 ............@ Jackson State .............4
10/1 ............... Alcorn State................. 7
10/8 .......... r Texas Southern ............1
10/15 ......... Prairie View A&M............. 1
10/29 .....Alabama A&M in Birmingham ...2:30
11/5........ @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff....2:30
11/12................. Southern ................ 1
11/24............Tuskegee (HC)...............3
ALCORN STATE
9/3 .......Grambling in Shreveport, LA.......6
9/10 .....Ark.-Pine Bluff in Little Rock, AR ...... 6
9/17........... Miss. Valley State.............4
9/24.......... @ Texas Southern............1
10/1 ........... @ Alabama State.............7
10/22 .....Concordia-Selma (HC).........2
10/29 ..............@ Southern............ 5:30
11/5...............Alabama A&M ...............2
11/12.......... Prairie View A&M.............2
11/19...........@ Jackson State............. 1
ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF
9/3 ......Langston in Little Rock, AR.....5
9/10 ......Alcom State in Little Rock, AR........6
9/17.........@ Prairie View A&M...........6
9/24 ......Clark Atlanta in St. Louis.......3
10/1 ............@ Alabama A&M .............6
10/8............@ Jackson State .............4
10/15 ................Southern .................6.
10/29.......... Grambling State.........2:30
11/5.......... Alabama State (HC)......2:30
11/12........ Miss. Valley State ..........1
11/19............Texas Southern .........2:30
GRAMBLING STATE
9/3 ........Alcom State in Shreveport, LA .......6
9/10.........@ Louisiana-Monroe..........6
9/17 ........... @ Alabama State.............7
9/24 ..............Alabama A&M ...............5
10/1 ........ Prairie View in Dallas..........6
10/15 ......... Concordia-Selma.............4
10/22 .....Miss. Valley State (HC) ........2
10/29 .....Ark-Pine Bluff in title Rock, AR...... 2:30
11/5.............@ Jackson State............. 2
11/12............Texas Southern ..............8
11/26... Southern in New Orleans.......1
JACKSON STATE
9/3 ............. Concordia-Selma...... 1:30
9/10..Tennessee State in Memphis.... 6
9/17 ................@ Southern .................6
9/24............. Alabama State............... 4
9/29 .............Texas Southern ..............5
10/8..... Arkansas-Pine Bluff (HC).......4
10/15.......@ Miss. Valley State ..........2
10/29......Prairie View in Shreveport, LA........4
11/5............. Grambling State..............2
11/12...........@ Alabama A&M............. 1
11/19.............. Alcorn State .................1
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE
9/3 ............... Alabama State ...............5
9/10 ............... Murray State ................4
9/17 ............. @ Alcorn State...............4
9/24 ......... Prairie View A&M...........6
10/1 ................ Southern .................2
10/8 ............@ Alabama A&M .............1
10/15 ............Jackson State ...............2
10/22 ........@ Grambling State ...........2
10/29 ...... Texas Southem (HC).......... 2
11/3........ South Alabama in Mobile.... TBA
11/12........ Arkansas-Pine Bluff........... 1
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
9/4 ........ Bethune-Cookman in Orlando... 12n
9/10 .......... Texas Southern ............7
9/17......... Arkansas-Pine Bluff ...........6
9/24 ........... Miss. Valley State.............6
10/1 .....Grambling State in Dallas......6
10/8 ................@ Southern .................6
10/15 ......... @ Alabama State.............2
10/29 ...Jackson Stale in Shreveport, LA......4
11/5...............@ Texas State ...............3
11/12............ @ Alcorn State...............2
11/19.........Alabama A&M (HC)...........2
SOUTHERN
9/3 ............@ Tennessee State...........6
9/10 ..............Alabama A&M ...............6
9/17 ..............Jackson State ...............6
9/24 ........Florida A&M in Atlanta....3:30
10/1 .........@ Miss. Valley State ..........2
10/8 ........... Prairie View A&M.............6
10/15 ..... @ Arkansas-Pine Bluff.........6
10/22......... Alcorn State (HC)........5:30
11/5........... @ Texas Southern............6
11/12.......... @ Alabama State.............1
11/26...Grambling in New Orleans......1
TEXAS SOUTHERN
9/10 ........... Prairie View A&M.............7
9/17 ..............Texas College ...............6
9/24 ............... Alcorn State.................1
9/29 ............@ Jackson State.............5
10/8 ............. Alabama State ............... 1


10/13 ..........@ Alabama A&M.............1
10/22 ........ Central State (HC)............2
10/29 .......@ Miss. Valley State ..........2
11/5.................. Southern ..................6
11/12.........@ Grambling State...........8
11/19...... Arkansas-Pine Bluff....2:30
CENTRAL STATE
9/4 ....... Kentucky State in Dayton.......5
9/10 .........N. C. Central in Cleveland......12n
9/17 ........... @ West Alabama.............7
9/24 .................. Dayton ................ 1:30
S 10/1 .........Notre Dame College..........1
W 10/8 ............ North Greenville.........1:30
A 10/15 .....Southwest Baptist (HC)...1:30
C 10/22 ........ @ Texas Southern ............2
10/29 ..... @ Kentucky Wesleyan.........1
11/5.............. @ Austin Peay............... 1
11/12............. @ St. Francis............12n
CHEYNEY
9/3 ..................Lincoln (PA) ................. 1
9/10............ Slippery Rock............. 6
9/17 ................@ Edlnboro ................. 1
9/24 ................/ Kutztown ............1:05
10/1 ................. Millersville ................1
10/8 .............. @ Bloomburg...........3:30
10/15........ West Chester (HC)............1
10/22 ............ Shippensburg................ 1
10/29 ......... East Stroudsburg .............1
11/5............... @ C. W. Post................1
11/12.............California (PA)...............1
CONCORDIA-SELMA
9/3 ..............@ Jackson State........1:30
9/10 ................@... Miles ................. 6
9/17 ...............New Orleans ................5
9/24 .............Point University ..............5
10/1 ........... Edward Waters............3
10/8 ..........Texas College (HC)...........5
10/15........@ Grambling State...........4
10/22 ........... @ Alcorn State...............2
11/12................@ Stillman .............1:30
EDWARD WATERS
9/3 ....................... Lane....................... 2
9/10 .....Va. Union on L'burg in Kingsland, GA......4
9/17 ..............@ Morehouse ...............7
10/1 .........Concordia-Selma (HC) ..........3
10/8 ................ Livingstone..................2
10/15 .... @ Webber International........5
10/22 .... @ Winston-Salem State...1:30
10/29 ................. Shorter.....................2
11/5................ @Ave Maria ............12n
11/12........ @ Southern Virginia...........1
LANGSTON
8/25 ...............New Orleans................7
9/3 .......Ark-Pine Bluff in Little Rock, AR.......5
9/10............... @ Tuskegee.................1
9/17........ Mo. Western State..........6
9/24............@ Emporia State.............1
10/1 ...............@ Bacone ...............2
10/8 ............Panhandle State .............2
10/15 ...... SW Assemblies (HC) ..........2
10/22 .....@ NW Oklahoma State........2
11/5...............Texas College ...............2
11/12...... Southern Nazarene....1:30
LINCOLN (MO)
9/3 ..................... Avila...................... 2
9/8 .................@ Washburn ................6
9/17 .......... NW Missouri State............2
9/24 ...... Missouri Southern in St. Louis.... 11 a
10/1 ........ Fort Hays State (HC)..........2
10/8......... Missouri Western...........6
10/15 ......... Pittsburg State.............2
10/22 ............ Emporia State ...............2
10/29 .......... Central Missouri..............2
11/5............. @ Truman State.............. 1
11/12.......... Nebraska Omaha.............2
TENNESSEE STATE
9/3 ..................Southern ................6
9/10 .... Jackson State in Memphis......6
9/17 .............@ Murray State ..............6
9/24 ................@ Air Force .................1
10/1 ............. @Austin Peay...............6
10/8 ..........Southeast Missouri ...........6
10/15 ........ Tennessee Tech ......1:30
10/22 ....... Eastern Kentucky..........2
11/5............ @ Eastern Illinois........1:30
11/12......Tennessee-Martin (HC) ........5
11/19..........Jacksonville State ............2
TEXAS COLLEGE
8/27 ............... @ Bellhaven................. 6
9/3 .................. @ Lamar ............... 7
9/10 ....... Arkansas-Monticello........ 6
9/17 .......... @ Texas Southern............ 6
9/24 .........NW Oklahoma State..........2
10/8......... @ Concordia-Selma...........5
10/15........@ Panhandle State...........2
10/22 ..... Southern Nazarene.........2
10/29 .............Bacone (HC) ................2
11/5.................@ Langston .................2
11/12............SW Assemblies ..............2
VIRGINIA UNIV. OF LYNCHBURG
9/3 ................. @ N. C. A&T ................4
9/10.......Edward Waters in Kingsland, GA......4
9/17 ................ Louisburg................... 1
9/24 .............. @ Livingstone ...............7
10/1 .............@ Coppin State.............. 1
10/8 ..........West Virginia State............1
10/15 ............. Wesley (HC).............12n
10/21 ............ @ Fork Union................4
10/29 .... Linoln (PA) in Petersburg, VA ......1
11/12.......... George Mason.............1
WEST VIRGINIA STATE
9/3...........@ Johnson C. Smith..........4
9/10 ...............Virginia State ................1
9/24 ................ Concord..................2
10/1 ............. Seton Hill (HC)..........1:30
10/8 ............. West Liberty ..............1
10/15 ............Glenville State ...............1
10/22............. @ Shepherd............. 12n
10/29 .. @ West Virginia Wesleyan....2
11/5.............. Fairmont State ...............1
11/12................Charleston .................. 1


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ASALH sponsors trip to D.C.
The James Weldon Johnson of The Association of the Life and Study of
African American Life and History will be sponsoring a bus trip to the
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication, August 27th to Washington,
D.C. The trip will also include a tour of African American Heritage histor-
ical sites as well and the national monument. A meal package is included
with brunch on Sunday, August 28th at b. Smith's Restaurant and Dinner at
Phillips Flagship on the Potomac River. Lodging continental breakfast and
a box lunch is included for the trip home. Meals traveling to D.C. and din-
ner on the return trip are at your own expense. For more information, go to
http://asalh-jaxfl.org and download the flyer and registration form. You
may also call 551-0372 or 228-3132 if you have questions.

Revival at Mt. Bethel Missionary
There will be a revival at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church located
at 1620 Helena Street, Dr. Robert E. Herring, Sr., Pastor, on August 17th
thru 19th, 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Pastor Darien Bolden of First
Missionary Baptist Church of Femandina Beach, FL. The Dance Ministry
Recital will be on Saturday, August 20th at 6:30 p.m. and Family & Friends
Day will be Sunday, August 21st at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Williams of
Lighthouse Church of Restoration, Jacksonville, FL as the speaker. All are
invited. For more information call 764-8032.

Mt. Zion AME celebrates
145th Anniversary August 21st
Historic Mt. Zion AME Church, located at 201 E. Beaver Street in
Downtown Jacksonville, invites the public to join in celebrating their 145th
anniversary. The celebration will begin on Sunday, August 21st with morn-
ing service at 10 a.m. Historic Mt. Zion AME Church is the second oldest
AME church in the state of Florida. It was founded in 1866. It is also, the
second oldest AME church in the City of Jacksonville. There will also be
a special service from 1 2:30 p.m.
For more information call Wanda Mitchell at 355-4475.

Christ Resurrection 4th Anniversary
The Christ Resurrection Power Assembly located at 1127 Bert Rd.
Jacksonville, Fl 32211, will be celebrating their 4th Anniversary
Convention and Celebration. The theme for the event is "Arise Shine" and
will be held August 18-21st, at 7 p.m.nightly and 10 a.m on Sunday.
Sharing the Word will be Bishop Francis Wale Oke, Dr. Ade Ajala Host
Bishop and Rev Mrs. Abiola Idown..


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Free Kutz for Kids at Central CME
The public is invited to join Pastor Marquise Hardrick of Central
Metropolitan CME for the Sunday morning worship service, August 21st at
10:45a.m. Following the morning worship service, the Central Young
Adult Ministry will present free back to school hair "Kutz 4 Kidz," for par-
ticipants' ages 4 to 12 years old, from 2- 7 p.m. Registration is required.
Participation forms are available for picked up Monday Friday from 10
a.m.- 4 p.m. at the church's front office located at 4611 North Pearl Street.
For more information, call 904 354-7426.

Women of the Word Outreach
A Prophetic Conference for Women Only Wednesday August 17, Friday
August 19, 2011 at 7:00p.m., nightly to be held at the Crowne Plaza at
14670 Duval Rd.

Installation services at St. Andrews
The congregation of St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church invites the
public to attend the celebration and installation services for Rev. Charles E.
Cooper, Jr. The Celebration Services will be held Monday August 22nd
through Friday August 26th at 7 p.m. nightly. The Service of Installation
will be held on Sunday August 28th at 4 p.m. RSVP your attendance to
Jacquelyn Flowers (904) 743-8693 by August 12th with the dates you will
attend. The church is located at 2600 West 45th Street.

Blodgett Homes Reunion
Blodgett Homes and surrounding areas communities will celebrate their
llth annual reunion on Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Council of
Deliberation 29 Eest 6th Street, Jacksonville Florida 32206 from 7 p.m.
until midnight. The theme is Unity IS THE KEY. This is a Glass House
Production Featuring D. J. Kenny Leggett ( Uncle Jam ) and other local
entertainers. Residents from the old neighborhood of Blodgett Homes and
all surrounding areas are invited to participate.
For more information please contact Mrs. E. Bing at 904-765-6170.

Greggs Temple Community Fun Day
The Greggs Temple AME Church, located at 1510 West 45th Street will
hold a Community Fun and Service day for the Moncrief Springs
Community on Saturday, August 27th from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. There will be
food distribution in partnership with Trinity Rescue Mission, and fun activ-
ities for youth. On Sunday August 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. there will be a
Homecoming Service where Elder, Rev. Thomas B. DeSue will be the
speaker. For further information contact Rev. Roger Williams at 768-4416.


Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20


Pastor Landon Williams


ThedoosoMaedoniaarea.lways open to.youeand*your family.Ifwmyboaysit




Disciples of Cbrist Cbristiao Fellowship
*A Full Gospel Baptist Church *


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


A church

that's on the

move in

worship with

prayer, praise

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


6th Annual Golf
"Tournament of Unity"
The (NCI) Northside Community
Involvement will have their 6th
Annual Golf "Tournament of
Unity", an outreach ministry of the
Northside Church of Christ. They
will be teeing off September 3rd at
the World Golf Village in historic
St. Augustine, Florida.
To register visit www.ncijax.org
or call NCI at (904) 765-9830.

"Don't Crack
Under Pressure"
The "Don't Crack Under Pressure"
Conference will be held at the Hope
Plaza Conference Center, Friday,
August 26, 2011 at 7 p.m. and
Saturday, August 27th at 6 p.m..
Evangelist Tammy Roberts will be
the guest speaker. Hope Plaza is
located at 435 Clark Road off of
Dunn Avenue. For more informa-
tion contact Tammy Lynn Roberts
at (229) 415-2274. or email tammy-
roberts2010@yahoo.com.


Health & Wellness Fair
at Christian Fellowship Center
The Christian Fellowship Center Church will host a Health and Wellness
Fair featuring various screenings including blood pressure, gluose, hiv and
STD among others. Other presentations and workshops include healthy
meals, massage therapy and childhood obesity. It will be held on Saturday,
August 20th. The church is located at 5210 University Blvd. West from 9
a.m. 3 p.m. For more information, call 731-7970.

Gospel Concert at New Life
The New Life Fellowship Church located at1451 Mt. Herman Street on
the northside will present a free gospel concert on August 28th from 4 8
p.m. On stage will be the New Life Fellowship Choir, The Spiritone Gospel
Singers "Special Guest" The Gospel Tones (Waynesboro, Ga.).
For more information contact Robert Woodard (904) 534-1825.

Pastor's Appreciation at New Bethel
New Bethel AME Church will host a Pastor's Appreciation Celebration
for Rev. Ricardo Bright and First Lady Barbara Bright on Sunday Aug. 28th
at 4 p.m. The speaker for the Celebration is Elder J.B. Keels, Presiding
Elder South District. The church is located at 5031 Halls Drive, 32207 on
the southside. For more information contact Joyce Phillips at 396-0265.

Oakland's Annual Back to School Jam
On Friday, August 19, 2011 the First Baptist Church of Oakland will hold
their Parent and Student Empowerment dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Matthew
Gilbert Middle School, 1424 Franklin Street. This free event includes a
Dignity-U-Wear clothing drive; dinner to all attendees, back to school
workshops and more. On Saturday morning, August 20, 2011 the 5th annu-
al Back to School Jam will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Metropolitan Park.
Backpacks and school supplies will be available For more information you
can contact the church at (904) 354-5295.

The Gospel Truth's 3rd Anniversary
The Revelation Prayer House will present The Gospel Truth's 3rd
Anniversary on Sunday, September 11th at 5 p.m. The church is located at
1725 W. 28th Street, 32209. For more information call 674-4370.

Christian Comedy Show
Krystal Faye Productions in conjunction with Lynn & Friends and the
Jacksonville Christian Comedy Network is presenting a Christian comedy
show entitled "Christian Can't Laugh." Comedians Big Chip, Ms. Jen and
Da Cleaner will headline this hilarious show. This funny bone, laugh out
loud show will be held at the Clara White Mission, 613 W. Ashley St.,
Friday, August 26, 2011. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more infor-
mation contact Robert White at (904) 677-6083.

Orlando Mega Church Pastor

found dead in NYC with substance


Police are investigating if drugs
were involved in death of a Florida
megachurch pastor, Rev. Zachery
Tims Jr, 42, who was found dead in
his Times Square hotel room.
There was a envelope filled with
white powder allegedly inside the
shorts of the evangelist the New
York Daily News reported. Tims,
who leads the 8,000-member New
Destiny Christian Center near
Orlando was found lying face up on
the floor of his room in the W Hotel
by workers.
New York Police Department offi-
cials don't suspect foul play, accord-
ing to reports, because his room was
locked from the inside and none of
his valuable belongings appeared to


be missing. Police said his body
showed no evidence of trauma.
Tims was in town for a meeting
and was scheduled to fly next to
Texas, the Daily News said.
An autopsy performed over the
weekend was inconclusive while
toxicology tests will take weeks to
complete, The Christian Post said.
A prayer service on Monday at
New Destiny Christian Center drew
2,000 people. Tims' ex-wife Riva
spoke and told the audience that
he'd vacationed in Puerto Rico with
his family including four children a
week before he died.
Rev. Tims was a self admitted
reformed addict.


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Protect yourself now against Alzheimers


We all want to dodge the
Alzheimer's bullet. And for lucky
us, Mother Nature has counterbal-
anced the power of our genes by
allowing multiple lifestyle choices
to greatly influence our aging.
Therefore, your destiny is not
fated; you do have some control.
Yes, genes are powerful forces,
but they "are not even the dominant
factor" for the vast majority of peo-
ple. Here are some actionable fac-
tors that can help your brain stay
healthy over the long term.
1. Physical activity
Research suggests that regular
aerobic activity-like running,
walking, or bicycling, which
require oxygen to produce ener-
gy-may do a better job of protect-
ing brain function than non-aerobic
activity, which does not recruit oxy-
gen and uses short bursts of motion
(golf, tennis, and lifting weights).
The Alzheimer's Association advis-
es picking activities you like and
doing them regularly for at least 30
minutes a day.
2. Weight control
The heavier a person is, the more


likely he or she may be to develop
Alzheimer's. Research found that
the brains of older individuals who
were obese (with a body mass index
over 30) had approximately 8 per-
cent less brain volume than subjects
of normal weight (BMI between
18.5 and 25). When brain-volume
loss reaches about 10 percent,
symptoms like memory trouble or
confusion appear. Earlier studies
have suggested that people who are
obese in midlife have a threefold
increased risk of developing
Alzheimer's, and those who are
overweight (considered a BMI
between 25 and 30) have a twofold
increased risk.
3. Mental challenges
No, it's not just about doing
crosswords-though puzzles do fall
into the category. The brain's ability
to reorganize neural pathways with
new information or experiences
means it's regularly changing; we
can even generate new brain cells.
But you need to work it. The gener-
al guideline is to regularly engage
in "some kind of new learning that
challenges you." No one knows


Why do Black women get fibroid tumorsP
Researchers have pinpointed new clues as to why more Black women
experience uterine fibroids an astounding 80 percent of women will
develop them by their late 40s, according to the National Institute of
Environmental Health Services.
Women who experience heavy periods, cramping, pain
during sex, an urge to urinate frequently and even infer-
tility may have a common disorder that affects African-
American women three times more often than other
i tj women. This condition, called uterine fibroids, occurs
when benign tumors grow in the uterus.
According to new data, poor diet, obesity and the use
of contraception may contribute to why Black women
are three times more likely to experience uterine
fibroids.
"Fibroids are most common in women in their 30s through
their 50s, but they tend to strike African-American women at a younger
age," said Kenneth Pierce, MD, a radiologist at Loyola University
Health System "Fibroids also grow more quickly and cause more
symptoms in these women, so it is crucial that we manage them and
prevent these women from developing debilitating conditions including
anemia and pain-related lost-work days."
Despite growing research, the exact causes) of fibroids, or what
makes them suddenly grow or shrink, is still unknown. However, risk
factors like obesity, age, poor diet, having children or using contracep-
tives may play an important role. Also important to note is the fact that,
,for most women, fibroids tend to stop growing or shrink after
menopause.
Treatments for uterine fibroids include surgery, embolization and hor-
mone therapy.


exactly what works, though popula-
tion research has shown that having
more years of formal education
seems to be protective. Folks with
lots of schooling can still get
Alzheimer's, but the disease may
appear later.
4. Social connections
Research has found that people
with larger social networks, while
they had similar amounts of the
plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's
as did more isolated people, were
less affected cognitively. And sepa-
rate research suggests that psycho-
logical distress over the long term
significantly raises a person's risk
of developing Alzheimer's. This
kind of interaction may stimulate
the brain to make new connections"
that perhaps help compensate for
decline.
5. Healthy diet
While the evidence doesn't offer
up any recipes for success, the gen-
eral recommendation is to get plen-
ty of veggies and fruits with dark
skins, like spinach, beets, red bell
peppers, onions, eggplants, prunes,
blackberries, strawberries, red
grapes, oranges, and cherries,
according to the Alzheimer's
Association. Some evidence sug-


gests green, leafy cruciferous veg-
etables, in particular, are helpful.
Eating fish high in omega-3 fatty
acids may be beneficial. So may
some nuts, such as almonds, wal-
nuts, and pecans, that have high
levels of vitamin E, an antioxidant.
Research suggests that the
Mediterranean diet appears to be
protective against Alzheimer's.
Some animal research has shown
that curcumin, which is in the curry
spice turmeric, suppresses the
buildup of beta-amyloid, a main
component in the harmful plaques
in the Alzheimer's-afflicted brain.
6. Chronic disease control
High blood pressure in old age is
a very strong risk factor for devel-
oping Alzheimer's later on, but if
you can keep the blood pressure
down, that decreases your risk. And
a study published in the journal
Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive
Disorders found that people in their
40s who had mildly elevated cho-
lesterol were at greater risk of
developing Alzheimer's later in life.
A sizable body of evidence suggests
that type 2 diabetes and heart dis-
ease affect the brain and perhaps the
development or severity of
Alzheimer's.


Alzheimer's Town Hall Meeting
The Central and North Florida Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association
will hold a public input session to hear from residents in the community
living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. The event will held August
25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., Jacksonville Public Library Conference Center
Main Library, 303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32201. For more
information contact Development Director Cindy Godwin or call (904)
281-9077 or email Cindy.Godwin@alz.org. To learn more visit
www.alz.org/napa.


Shown above at the ground breaking are U.S. Rep Ander Crenshaw,
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
and Mayor Alvin Brown at the new VA clinic last Thursday.
Ground broken for new VA Clinic
Last week a slew of dignitaries were in town to break ground on the new
VA Outpatient Clinic that will be located in Springfield across from
Shands Hospital.. The replacement facility will increase patient capacity
from 27,000 to 35,000 Veterans annually, and double the size of the exist-
ing clinic when it opens in late 2012. It will offer veterans free medical,
dental, surgical, psychiatric, nursing and other services.
With more than 250,000 serving and former military in Duval County,
Brown said the construction "shows it's not about words, it's about deeds
and that we will support them when they come home."


E. Coli contamination prompts ground beef recall


More than 60,000 pounds of
ground beef sold at three major gro-
cery store chains in the Southeast
have been recalled due to potential
E. coli contamination.
The ground beef was supplied by
National Beef Packaging Co. of
Dodge City, Kan. and sold by
Winn-Dixie Stores Inc, Publix
Super Markets Inc., and Kroger Co.
The USDA says routine testing at
an Ohio Department of Agriculture
facility revealed E. coli 0157:H7
bacteria. Further investigation iden-


tified the National Beef Packing
Co. as the sole source of the tainted
ground beef.
The USDA says there have been
no reports of illness from the taint-
ed ground beef.
E. coli 0157:H7 is a potentially
deadly bacteria that can cause
bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and
in the most serious cases, kidney
failure.
Children, the elderly, and people
with weak immune systems are the
most susceptible to illness caused


by E. coli bacteria.
Does This Affect You?
At Publix, the products include
meatballs, meat loaf, ground chuck
patties, prepared burgers, stuffed
peppers, seasoned Salisbury steak,
and other ground
ground beef products with "sell
by" dates of July 25 through Aug.
12. The products were sold at stores
in Alabama, Georgia, South
Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
At Winn-Dixie, recalled products
include ground chuck and patties


with "sell by" dates between July
31 and Aug. 12.
People should return any affected
ground beef products to their stores
for a full refund.
USDA officials recommend that
all ground beef products be cooked
to a temperature of 160 degrees in
order to kill any potentially harmful
bacteria.
For more information on the
recall, contact National Beef at
(816) 713-8631.


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Eat Up Downtown
Downtown Vision, Inc. is dishing
out exquisite cuisine at an afford-
able price during Eat Up
Downtown. From hip cafes to ele-
gant steak houses, Downtown's
finest restaurants collaborate each
year to bring you a three course
meal at one unbeatable price. Save
the dates and your appetite!. Eat
Up Downtown will run for two
weeks, August 15 August 28,
2011, you have two weeks to dine!

Toast to the Animals
Grab a glass and toast the First
Coast's furriest friends at the
Jacksonville Humane Society's
13th annual Toast to the Animals on
Friday, August 19, 2011 from 6 to
9 p.m. at the Omni Hotel. Guests
will enjoy more than 100 varieties
of wine and beer, gourmet hours
d'oeuvres, desserts and a silent and
live auction. Tickets are available at
www.jaxhumane.org or 725-8766.

Comedian Sheryl
Underwood
Sheryl Underwood the comedian
that continues to push the envelope
discussing sex, politics, current
events and relationships will be in
concert at the Comedy Zone,
August 19 20, 2011. 3130 Harts
Rd. inside the Ramada Inn. Call
292-4242 for more information.

Women's Health
Channel 7 Symposium
The Annual WJCT Women's
Health symposium is scheduled for
Saturday, August 20th from 7:30
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hyatt
Regency Riverfront. The full day
event will feature speakers, break-


out sessions with local health and
wellness experts, free health screen-
ings, continental breakfast, catered
lunch and more. For tickets visit
www.wjct.org or call 549-2938.

Free Clothes Giveaway
The Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc., for the Millions
More Movement, will "Give-A-
Way Clothes," Saturday, August
20, 2011.The location is 916 N.
Myrtle Avenue., between Kings
Road and Beaver Street from 11
a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Donations always
accepted. For more information
email 1312@comcast.net or call
354-1775 or 240-9133.

Christian Comedy Show
There will be Christian Comedy
show themed "Christians Can't
Laugh." Join comedians Big Chip,
Ms. Jen and Da Cleaner for a laugh
out loud show. It will be held at the
Clara White Mission, 613 W.
Ashley St., Friday, August 26th.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. For tickets
and more information contact
Robert White at (904) 677-6083.

Joy Dennis
Birthday Soiree
Vocalist Joy Dennis birthday
soiree and HBCU tour Kickoff
Party will be held Saturday,
August 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. River
City Brewing Company, 835
Museum Circle Jacksonville, FL.
Come enjoy dinner and music by
Joy Dennis and DJ Goodlife. For
more information call (904) 398-
2299.

Jazz at American Beach
The American Beach Property
Owners Association will present


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Jazz at Burney Park on historic
American Beach. Bring your chairs
and grills and sit oceanside while
listening to the smooth sounds of
the jazz band Instant Groove. The
free event will be Saturday, August
27th from 5-8 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 514-6611.

Spoken Word
at the Ritz
Join the Ritz Theatre for a free
evening of Spoken Word, Thursday,
September 1st at 7 p.m. Call 632-
5555.

Raines '81 Reunion
The Raines High School class of
1981 will celebrate their 30th class
reunion September 2 3, 2011 at
the Hyatt Riverfront Hotel.
For more information email cecil-
iadorsey@bellsouth.net or call
(904) 766-8784.

Ritz Amateur Night
Ritz Amateur Night is back. Come
to the Ritz Theatre in historic
LaVilla in downtown Jacksonville
on Friday, September 2nd to wit-
ness the best amateur talent in
Jacksonville Apollo style with the
audience deciding the winner.
Showtime is 7 p.m. and is always a
sell out. For more information, call
632-5555.

Tattoo Convention
The 7th Annual Jacksonville
Tattoo Convention will be held this
year at the Renaissance Resort at
World Golf Village, 500 S. Legacy
Trail, St. Augustine, Florida,
September 2nd at 11 a.m. and
September 4th at 8:00 p.m. For
more information call 877-888-
2002.


Jazz Cruise
Labor Day Weekend will be the
time for a grand evening of smooth
jazz on A Jazz on the Water Cruise.
It will be held on Saturday,
September 3rd from 10 p.m.-l:30
a.m. taking off from 1501
Riverplace (next to Charthouse
Restaurant). The evening will fea-
ture include live jazz, hors d'oeu-
vres served and TJ The DJ. For
more information call Ms. Charo at
520-3238.

Mali Vai Washington
Golf & Tennis Gala
The Mali Vai Washington Golf &
Tennis Gala is marked for
September 12th and 13th and
includes a Tennis Pro-Am, Golf
Pro-Am and Gala Dinner. For more
information on this event call (904)
359-KIDS (5437) or email
info@malwashington.com.

Sesame Street Live!
All of the classic Seasme Street
characters will be in performance
for Sesame Street Live "Elmo's
Super Heroes" at Times Union
Center for Performing Arts (Moran
Theater). The show is scheduled for
Friday, Sept. 16th 18th. For more
information call (904) 630-3900.

Jacksonville's Dancing
with the Stars
Help choose Jacksonville's favorite
dancer. The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus is presenting Jacksonville's
Dancing with the Stars event on
Saturday, September 17th at 7 p.m.
at the Times-Union Center for
Performing Arts. Local 'celebri-
ties' will compete in two show
dances and your votes decide who


Bring the kids and the dogs to


Bring the kids and the dogs to
Confederate Park 956 Hubbard
Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206 on
Saturday, September 24, 2011
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food,
beer and fun. For more information
visit www.sacarc.org or email con-
tactus@sacarc.org or call 633-9308.

Ride for Justice
The 6th annual Ride for Justice
will take place on September 24,
2011 to benefit the Justice
Coalition. The ride will begin at the
Jacksonville Landing lead by
Sheriff John Rutherford and Clay
County Sheriff Rick Beseler on a 50
mile scenic ioute, ending at Old
Plank Baptist Church where riders
will be served a barbecue lunch.
Register by calling 783-6312 or
online at www.justicecoalition.org.

Cruise with Raines
Class of 1970
The Raines Class of 1970 is sailing
on a cruise September 22-29, 2012.
The ports of call are Port Canaveral,
Nassau Bahamas, St. Thomas, and
St. Maarten. For more information
contact Toby Byrd at (904) 879-
2605 or email tobybyrd@wind-
stream.net.


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Icons and
Legends concert
Erykah Badu, The O'Jays and
Ricky Smiley will be in concert
together on Saturday, September
17, 2011 at the arena. For tickets
call (800) 745-3000, or visit online
at www.ticketmaster.com.

N.W. Library
Annual Book Sale
The Bradham Brooks Northwest
library will hold their annual book
sale Thursday, September 23,
noon 8 p.m., Friday, September
24, 10 a.m. 5 p.m., and Saturday,
September 25, 10 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Visit Bradham Brooks library at
1755 Edgewood Avenue W. or call
(904) 765-5402.

Dog Days in
the Park 2011
Join the Springfield Animal Care
& Rescue Club (SACARC) for Dog
Days in the Park 2011, celebrating
fun for the whole family includ-
ing the four-legged members.


Artists sought to design for Jazz Fest
You could be the artist! The City of Jacksonville is calling all artists to
design the 2012 Commemorative Jacksonville Jazz Festival Poster. Entry
deadline is September 6, 2011. Mail a photo or email your entry to
events@coj.net. For further information call (904) 630-CITY (2489).

Stanton Class of 1963 now meeting
New Stanton Sr. High School Class of 1963 will meet the third Sunday of
each month to prepare for their 50th class reunion in the year 2013. The
meetings will be held at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn
Avenue, 3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Contact Gracie Smith Foreman or call (904)
766-5221.


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Kobe accused of injuring man at church
Don't be surprised if, in a few days, you hear
about Kobe Bryant being sued. That's because of
what went down in a San Diego area church.
San Diego police are seeking to speak with
parishioners who may have witnessed a minor
confrontation between the NBA star and a young
man at a church service Sunday, according to offi-
cials.
Police said Bryant supposedly thought the young
man was taking his picture and during a con-
frontation at the back of the church, he grabbed
the man's phone.
However, Bryant didn't see his picture on the phone and returned it to the
man. Then, along with several friends, left the church before the service
was completed, police said. The man, as yet unidentified, later went to a
hospital with what is described as a minor wrist sprain.
Kelly Rowland gets her own show
Kelly Rowland is on a roll.Beyonce's former side-
kick in Destiny's Child has just snagged a role in her
very own sitcom. The deal isn't official yet, but
should be final in a few weeks.
She'll begin filming a pilot episode on the unnamed
sitcom at the top of the year.
The singer is on her way to becoming a shining star
on the screen. Her new role on the movie, "Think
/ Like A Man" is sure to keep her acting skills sharp.
She's also done a few appearances in other shows and movies like
"Girlfriends" and "Freddy vs. Jason."
This summer, she'll kick off her tour with Chris Brown and T-Pain.
Sherri Shepherd is now married
The View" hosts have had a beautiful last few days as Joy Behar married
her longtime boyfriend of 29 years on Thursday and Sherri Shepherd also
got married to television writer Lamar Sally in Chicago in Saturday.
And guess who was part of the bridal party? Elizabeth Hasselbeck, her
Republican counterpart.
Other bridal supporters included Yvettle Nicole Brown and Niecy Nash.
Whether or not either of her other co-hosts were in attendance is unknown.
Right before the ceremony, the bride tweeted, "What happens when you
are in your wedding dress and you have to tinkle? Uh-oh!" She also shared
photos of herself in a white strapless gown.

Oprah, James Earl Jones

to receive Oscars


Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones
and makeup artist Dick Smith have
been picked to receive honorary
Oscars. The Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences says the
three will be honored with Oscar
statuettes at the Governors Awards
in November.
Winfrey will receive the Jean
Hersholt Humanitarian Award,
which honors philanthropic and
humanitarian contributions. The
57-year-old media mogul, who was
nominated for a supporting actress
Oscar for 1986's "The Color
Purple," supports various charitable
and educational causes, including
her own namesake foundations and
Academy for Girls in South Africa.
Jones and Smith will receive hon-
orary Oscars for their outstanding
careers.
Jones has appeared in more than
50 films. The 80-year-old actor
known as the voice of Darth Vader
was nominated for an Academy
Award in 1971 for "The Great
White Hope." His other credits
include "Field of Dreams," "Patriot
Games" and "The Hunt for Red
October" among countless others.
Smith was NBC's first makeup
man when he started his career in


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1945. He won an Oscar in 1984 for
his work on "Amadeus" and was
nominated again in 1989 for "Dad."
Known as the "godfather of make-
up," he also worked on "The
Godfather," "The Exorcist" and
"Taxi Driver." Smith also helped
train many of today's top movie
makeup artists.
Smith, Jones and Winfrey will
receive their statuettes on Nov. 12
at the 3rd annual Governors Awards
dinner at the Grand Ballroom at
Hollywood & Highland Center, just
above the Kodak Theatre, where
the Academy Awards are presented.


Up close and personal with


Basketball Wives drama queen


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Basketball wife Tami Roman is
ready to set the record straight on
who she really is. Despite what peo-
ple may think of the reality star by
watching her character on VHI's
Basketball Wives, Tami claims that
the real her, is open and honest and
that she really does have a loving
heart.
"Contrary to what one may
believe, a lot of the things I do
come from a good place, I have
good intentions and I stand behind
my friends and family. I'll give the
shirt off my back I'm very candid
and transparent: clearly you don't
get to see that on Basketball Wives
because people like the Tami that's
arguing with everyone but that's not
indicative to whom I am as a
whole."
When asked how she feels about
being known as the main drama on
the show, Tami laughed and said, "I
probably am." Tami explained that
it's because she is probably the one
person on the show who is going to
say exactly how she feels about a
situation. If I wasn't on the show, I
think you would just have a lot of
people agreeing to disagree or toler-
ating each other. I do tend to say
what's on my mind, which people
don't like.
Tami shared that she knows many
people look at her as the bitch of the
how. "That's what people call me
via Twitter and Face book saying
you're such a witch. However"
Tami explains that she figured she
would use it as an acronym for her
new book that she is working on. "I
wanted to make it something that
was really more relatable to me,
explains Tami on the title of her
book. "So my writing partner and I


explaining that people had to get to
know her because she was very
transparent. It did not take long for
people to see who she was. "I think
I skipped the hazing part because
once they saw the type of person I
was, they knew that really wasn't
going to work, "laughed Tami.
When asked if she talks or hangs
out with any of the girls outside the
show. Tami said that she talks to
everyone via text.
"I talk to Royce the most. I talk
to Suzie and Evelyn, and Jen, we
kind of just check in on each other.
And of course everyone talks to
Shaunie. As far as hanging out I'm
not a hang out type of person. The
most we hang out is when we film."
Tami went on to explain that
she is really more of a homebody
and prefers to hang out with her


family and boyfriend. When asked
if any of the girls can be trusted,
Tami said, "It would be remising
for me to state one thing over the
other only because the extent of our
relationship is when we film. In
terms of the show, I feel strongly
that I can trust Shaunie, Royce and
Jen. Evelyn, because we are up and
down all the time, I can't really
speak on her because one moment
we love each other and the next we
hate each other. With Suzie no one
trusts her."
When asked if she would leave
any of the ladies around her man.
Tami said, "my boyfriend is the
type of dude that character, morals
and your spiritual foundation is
very important to him. So I think
that I can leave every single person
around him because he would not
be attracted to any of them."
As for her and newcomer Meeka,
Tami still doesn't like her. When
asked how she can forgive Evelyn
for all the wrong doing she has
done but not Meeka, Tami
explained, "At one point I could
have forgiven her. But when you
signup to so a reality show, you
know what you are getting yourself
into, admit that personalities that
you are dealing with. So now you
come out of that situation and pres-
ent me with a lawsuit that now
means potentially I could be taken
away from my kids and I can lose
income. So that's someone I cannot
forgive or work with."
As far as Evelyn, Tami explains
that she and Evelyn had their brawl
but she never received anything
saying that she was suing her. To set
the record straight, Tami explains
that she and Evelyn are not friends
but they are business associates and
colleagues on the show. We are
associates outside of that; yes I can
do that with Evelyn but not with
Meeka. When asked to explain how
she feels about the lawsuit against


her: "Bogus, it's one of the most
idiotic things that has come up in
my adult life." Tami explains that
she had no idea about the lawsuit
and did not expect it at all. "My
publicist told me about it, saying it
was on Media Takeout. Aside from
all the drama going on in Basketball
Wives lives, Tami opens up on the
other ventures in her life.
"I'm producing a short film
called the Tombs with
Writer/Director Jerry La Mothe.
Tombs is socially conscious piece
that deals with one man's journey
through the New York jail system.
It's a piece that shows it's not cool
too be in jail. Tami explains that a
lot of brothers and minorities are in
jail for the simplest things. Tami
adds that she is using the film as a
piece to show people more about
her and what she really stands for,
"I'm just excited for everyone to
see it." Tami is also finishing up her
book called the B.I.T.C.H.
Chronicles. "It gives people a
chance to see the real me all the
way up from childhood to
Basketball Wives. Many people
know that I was homeless at 16 but
they don't know what it was really
like." There is no set release date on
the book. She said that she is also
working on her website called As
seen on Tami. She explains that
many people see her clothes and
jewelry. So things that you see me
in on the show I'm aligning with
those designers giving them an
opportunity to sell their items."
Tami explains that in reality that
she really is a loving person that has
a loving heart. What you see on
Basketball Wives and what goes on
in real life are entirely worlds apart.
Tami explains that there is a possi-
bility for another season of
Basketball Wives along with the
possibility of a new girl joining the
cast.


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