Cornel West won't face
charges after DC protest arrest
WASHINGTON Author and civil rights activist Cornel West and 18
others arrested with him for protesting at the U.S. Supreme Court will not
be prosecuted. Prosecutors decided this week not to press charges
against the group.
They were arrested Sunday.
Demonstrating on the grounds of the court with signs is prohibited.
West was in Washington to attend Sunday's dedication of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. He is the author of "Race
Matters" and "Democracy Matters."
NYPD officer busted for false arrest
NEW YORK, NY The NYPD is in hot water again after one of its
white officers allegedly lied about his arrest of an unarmed Black man
and then used racial slurs to describe the arrest.
Officer Michael Daragjati has been charged with writing a false police
report claiming that an African-American man resisted arrest by shoving
and kicking Daragjati. The arrest occurred when the 31-year-old Black
man was stopped and frisked. After no weapons or contraband were
found on the man, he allegedly complained about his treatment and
investigators say that is when Daragjati arrested him without cause.
In addition to the falsified report, Daragjati allegedly told his supervisor
that it took four officers to subdue the man during the ordeal. Later, dur-
ing a call to a female friend, Daragjati allegedly recounted the incident
by saying, "Another n----- fried, no big deal."
The wiretaps came as a result of a federal investigation of Daragjati
after several allegations of improper conduct were made against him.
After the arrest, the man was held at the police station for two nights
before agreeing to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct charge in order to
avoid prison time for the more serious resisting arrest charge.
Last week a New York City narcotics detective testified that he and other
members of the narcotic squads regularly planted drugs on innocent peo-
ple in order to keep up with department arrest quotas.
DNC names Diversity Chief
The Democratic National Committee has a new diversity chief.
Greg Hinton will become chief diversity officer of the organizations
starting Oct. 24, making him the first ever for the national party. Hinton,
chief diversity officer of US Cellular and a Chicago native, will advise
the Democratic National Convention Committee and Democratic
Congressional Campaign Committee on diversity staffing and minority
procurement for the 2012 convention in Charlotte.
"Diversity in hiring, contracting and procurement has always been of
utmost importance to the Democratic Party and I'm proud to serve in this
role to help maintain that commitment," Hinton said in a statement.
Hinton's appointment was made at the recommendation of the DNC's
Budget and Finance Committee. The DNCC and DCCC also took roles
to fill the position after controversy over the role of minority vendors at
the convention. Hinton's job will be developing diversity goals and
U.S.P.S. to issue Kwanzaa stamp
Spread cheer, the holidays are near, and you could send your loved ones
some of the festive spirit via snail mail.
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a newly designed
"Kwanzaa (Forever)" stamp commemorating the tradi-
tional African-American holiday.
Unlike regular stamps, which are specifically
denominated first-class postage stamps now cost 44
cents "forever" stamps are always worth whatever
the current rates are. So if postage goes up to 46 cents,
you won't need to add a 2-cent stamp to mail a letter.
This is the fourth stamp design issued by the U.S. Postal Service in cel-
ebration of Kwanzaa. The colors in the stamp represent the colors of the
Kwanzaa flag green for growth, red for blood and black for the
Kwanzaa, a non-religious holiday, takes place once a year and is cele-
brated on Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. It is intended to be a celebration of val-
ues prevalent in African culture.
Georgia county considers
hiring inmates as firefighters
Next time there's a fire in rural Camden County, Georgia, people may
find themselves being rescued by an Atlanta prison inmate.
County officials are considering a money-saving program that would
put inmates in fire stations according to news reports.
The convicted felons would respond to all emergencies, including resi-
dential fires, alongside traditional firefighters.
Sound bizarre? It gets even more extreme. The inmates would have no
guard and would only be monitored by a surveillance system and by the
regular firefighters. Some are questioning, however, in the heat of a fire,
who's going to run after an inmate if he or she tries to escape.
"If you vote to bring these inmates into our working environment, you
jeopardize not only the employees' well-being, but the safety of our citi-
zens," firefighter Stuart Sullivan told county commissioners during a
In order to qualify for the program, potential participants must have
been charged with low-level crimes such as drug offenses and thefts.
They would also need a record of good behavior and would have to pass
an interview process.
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Diluting the Minority Vote at the Forefront of the Right Wing Agenda
After decades of trying to ease
voting restrictions that suppress
voter turnout in the U.S., already
among the lowest among industrial-
ized nations, Republican-led state
legislators and GOP governors have
quickly implemented or proposed a
series of changes aimed at reducing
Black political clout.
Among the recent developments
to limit Black voter participation:
*At least 34 states have intro-
duced legislation that would require
voters to show photo identification
in order to vote;
*At least 12 states have intro-
duced bills that would require proof
of citizenship, such as a birth cer-
tificate, to register or vote;
*At least 13 states have intro-
Fanfare and celebration mark the
inauguration of EWC's new president
duced legislation to end popular
Election Day and same-day voter
At least nine states have intro-
duced bills to reduce their early vot-
ing periods and
Two states Florida and Iowa -
have reversed prior executive
orders making it easier for ex-
felons to vote.
These voter suppression efforts
are detailed in a recent report by the
Brennan Center at New York
University's School of Law titled,
Voting Law Changes in 2012.
"The general thrust of the law
over the past few decades has been
to ease registration requirements to
make it easier for eligible citizens -
Continued on page 5
Shown at the MLK dedication is Anita Shepherd and daughter Kai Smith
Jaxons Journey for MLK Dedication
Shown is EWC President Nathaniel Glover and his Inaugural event Co-
Chair Cynthia Austin following the fine arts concert featuring Al Jarreau.
Edward Waters College ushered in a new era last weekend with the inau-
guration of it's first alumni President. Nathaniel Glover officially assumed
the helm of the HBCU as its' 29th head witnessed by a crowd of hundreds
including his former boss, former Mayor John Delaney now President of
the University of North Florida on the EWC Campus. Festivities culmi-
nated in a stellar performance by Grammy Award winning artist Al Jarreau
at the Ritz Theatre. For more sights and scenes see page 3. KFPphoto
The long awaited dedication of the
Martin Luther King Memorial drew
thousands of individuals from with-
in the United States and interna-
tional communities attesting to the
influence of King and his works.
The diversity of the crown reflected
a diversity by, ethnicity, class, gen-
der, social and age. One grand-
mother traveled from Jacksonville
bringing her four grandchildren and
family members connected with
one another from different states. If
one did not live in King's lifetime,
the experience would be remem-
bered and embedded in generations
Continued on page 11
From left to right: Gloria James, Yvonne Walker, Sharon and Henry Sellers, Sandra Mitchell, Alphonso Collins, Edgar Bennett, James
'Sputnik' Smith, Ernestine LaCount, James 'Poochie' Smith, Geraldine Thaxton,Alynne Thomas, Ralph Thomas, Gerald Wells, Amanda King,
Joyce Smith, Faye Packer, Linda Senior, Thomasina Crews, Jeanette Jefferson, Carter Wesley, Jr., Reecie Crews, Hazel Perry, Frederick
Preston, Mamie Brightman,Joe 'Geach' Clinton, Betty Williams, Betty Keys-Jackson; Kneeling: Sam Newman, Victor Burt and Alfred Young.
Photo by Alonza Dicks.
The Northwestern Class of 1961 anniversary with a variety of activi-
recently culminated their 50th ties. Activities began in August
with their annual Ladies Brunch.
Festivities concluded last weekend
with a fish fry and a Black & Gold
to downtown Jax
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Student Briana Reddick shocases one of the college displays.
National Slavery Museum
Planned for VA Bottoms Out
Marti Forchion J&J Event Chair and Chapter President Shauna Allen.
Jack & Jill Chapter Kicks Off College
Recruitment Program for Area Youth
The Jacksonville Chapter of Jack
and Jill ofAmerica, Inc. recently pre-
sented a "Kickoff to College" Re-
cruitment program as part of their
"How to Lead Your Ship" leadership
workshop series for students at An-
drew Jackson High School. In its
third year, the presentation included
a discussion on the importance of
higher education and an Informa-
tional Display of the "How to Lead
Your Ship" program.
Students were encouraged to par-
ticipate in the leadership series which
meets periodically during the school
year, and includes workshops, serv-
ice projects, and college tours. The
"How to Lead Your Ship" program,
organized by Jack and Jill of America
members Marti Forchion Chapman
(chair), Kim Holloway, Cynthia
Nixon, Kim Brooks-Hall, Iranetta
Wright, Deborah Price, Zenja Mc-
Carrell, and Felecia Wimbish, fo-
cuses on the AVID students at
Jackson and the members of the
Kappa League of Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity. Previous program activi-
ties include coordinated a community
service project, distributing toiletry
gift bags to residents of the Senior
Village, interactive workshops, and
two college tours. Other workshop
topics planned for this year include
"Choosing the Right College", "Col-
lege Admissions 101", and "The Col-
Jack and Jill of America, Inc is a
national nonprofit African-American
organization of mothers who nurture
future leaders by strengthening chil-
dren ages 2-19 through chapter pro-
gramming, community service,
Report: Social Security
Over the next three decades, the The experts say that changes to the
United States is projected to become program must consider the impact on
a "majority-minority" nation, with workers and families of color who
people of color outnumbering whites are more vulnerable to economic in-
for the first time. In turn, Social Se- stability and far less likely to have
curity must be modernized to meet generational wealth than white fami-
the needs of an increasingly diverse lies.
and economically insecure work- "It's crucial that policymakers con-
force, according to a recent report. sider how people of color use Social
The report, Plan for a New Future: Security and how it can be modern-
The Impact of Social Security Re- ized to meet the needs of our increas-
form on People of Color, was re- ingly diverse society," said
leased by the Commission to Commission member Maya Rockey-
Modernize Social Security, made up moore, president and CEO of Global
of national policy experts represent- Policy Solutions. "People of color
ing African-American, Asian-Amer- are more economically vulnerable
ican, Latino and Native American and depend on Social Security bene-
communities. fits to meet basic needs when they or
legislative advocacy, and philan-
thropic giving. Founded in 1938,
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has a
membership base of over 9,500 fam-
ilies and it is the oldest and largest
African-American family organiza-
tion in the United States.
family members face death, disabil-
ity or old age."
The report is based on U.S. Census
Bureau data showing that the major-
ity of babies bor today are now from
minority racial groups. If this trend
continues, the experts say that the
U.S. population is expected to be-
come "majority-minority" by 2042.
The report also reveals stark differ-
ences in how Social Security is used
by whites and people of color. While
seventy-four percent of whites de-
pend on Social Security solely for the
program's retirement benefits, almost
half (45 percent) of all African-
American beneficiaries and a major-
ity (58 percent) of "other" racial
By Leonard E. Colvin
New Journal and Guide
FREDERICKSBURG, Va The
United States National Slavery Mu-
seum, the organization which pur-
sued the construction of a facility to
display artifacts and educational re-
sources on the subject, has declared
The organization recently filed for
Chapter II bankruptcy protection in a
court in Fredericksburg, Va. where
the facility was to be built. Court
documents indicate the organization
has some $3 million dollars in unse-
cured debts. Among its bills is one
for more than $215,000 in property
taxes owed on the 38 acre parcel of
land where the museum was to have
opened several years ago overlook-
ing the Rappahannock River. The
plan to build the museum was the vi-
sion of the nation's and Virginia first
Black Governor, L. Douglas Wilder
in 2001. He formed the non-profit or-
ganization to develop the museum
over a decade ago. It was supposed
to open in 2004. Wilder was inspired
by a 1992 trip to Senegal while gov-
ernor. The estimated cost of the mu-
seum is $200 million and only $50
million in cash and pledges have
been raised. About $100 million will
be needed to build the 290,000
square-foot museum which is being
designed by Chien Chung Pei, son of
famed architect I.M. Pei. Wilder
wants to raise an additional $100 mil-
lion to endow and operate the mu-
The only thing built at the site was
a small memorial sculpture garden
that was unveiled in 2007. But the
idea of developing a museum dedi-
cated to displaying the history and
legacy of slavery may not be dead.
With Fort Monroe now in the hands
of the state of Virginia, the idea of es-
tablishing a slavery museum at the
former U.S. Army base may be given
Fort Monroe is one of the oldest
military bases in the country. It sits at
Fort Comfort, the site where the first
English speaking colonists landed in
North America. The first Black
slaves arrived at Jamestown via Fort
Comfort several years later. During
the Civil War, Black slaves escaped
from nearby plantations to the front
gate of the fort. The fort's Confeder-
ate was effort and refused to return
them to the white plantation owners.
Thousands of Blacks slaves fled to
the fort and secured their freedom.
The site was labeled Freedom
fortress where it stands today.
to Serve People of Color
groups rely on the program for its Providing dependent care
survivor and disability benefits, benefits to help those
Plan for a New Future recom- who serve as un-
mends improving benefits for future paid care-
recipients by: givers for
Updating the Special Minimum children
Benefit to 125% of poverty income a n d -
levels to support those who have o t h e r
spent their adult lives in low-paying depend-
jobs and are therefore unlikely to ents.
have private pensions or other say- I n
ings to fall back on. order to
Reinstating the student benefit to fund these
support students (until the age of 22) expanded bene-
attending college or vocational fits, the panel sug-
school. gests making the program
Increasing benefits for low-in- less generous for high earners,
come widowed spouses. among other remedies.
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Local Stars Shine Bright to Celebrate EWC Presidential Inauguration Gala Concert
Essie Mae Fuller, J. Manning and Vanessa Boyer
Dr. and Mrs. William Cody, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Danford, EWCPresident Nathaniel Glover and Dr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Jones at the Fine Arts Gala featuring Al Jerrau.
Grammy Award winning artist Al
Jarreau graced the stage at the
Jacoby Symphony Hall with his
lyrical scat, and hit songs in tribute
to Edward Waters College.
The annual fine arts scholarship
gala benefits EWC. Jarreau magni-
fied the audience with his excite-
ment "you know how many musi-
cians would love to play with the
Al and the EWC choir belted out
songs with glee and entertained the
audience with their baritone, alto
and soprano falsettos. Ending a
week long inauguration celebration,
the man of the hour, former
Jacksonville sheriff and now
President of Edward Waters
College, Mr. Nathaniel Glover
addressed the packed audience and
renewed his commitment to educa-
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Vice President of Governmental
and Legislative Relations Mike
Hightower and Attorney Cynthia
Austin were presented with awards
for their efforts as co-chairs of the
Butler Class of '71
The divided 1971class of Eugene J.
Butler is reuniting in celebration of
its 40th anniversary. Students split
between Stanton, Paxon, and Lee in
the summer of our senior year.
The planning meetings are held
every Monday at 7 p.m. at Eugene
The dinner dance will be at the
Airport Clarion Hotel, November
12, at 7 pm.
For more information, contact
Rachel Butts-McGriff at 904-534-
Tillis Devaughn and Juanita Wright
Reverend Paul, McCoy, Eric Shaw, Byran Newsome, Nat and Susan Glover
inaugural events. The two worked
together by showcasing their com-
mitment to EWC's vision for
expansion, increasing student
enrollment, and future endeavors .
Nat was proud as he smiled and
thanked the audience.
"Now parents send their child to
the sheriff in an educational envi-
ronment, I can give back on the out-
side and not lock a child up on the
The Northeast Florida Community Action
Agency (NFCAA), a nonprofit organization, will
hold their monthly Board of Directors meeting:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
4070 Boulevard Center Drive, 4500
Building, Suite 200, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.
For more Information, call 398-7472 ext 224.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING ORDINANCE 2011-554
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 Section 18.107(c) (Reapportionment of Council and School Board Districts),
Ordinance Code, the City Council Rules Committee will hold an additional public hearing to
receive comments and views of those persons who would be affected by the amendments
approved by Council on October 25, 2011. The meeting is scheduled as follows:
Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
City of Jacksonville
City Hall at St. James
City Council Chambers, 1 Floor.
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville. FL 32202
All interested citizens are urged to attend this meeting. Information concerning the Council
Amendment and proposed maps may be obtained in the City Council Legislative Services
Division, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Suite 430, by calling: 904-630-1404 or on-line at
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)
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Stephen C. Joost
., Bill Bishop, Chair
Cheryl L. Brown
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Success for children starts early and at home
"Children respond to the expec-
tations of their environment," states
Price Cobb, a black physiatrist. It's
a powerful statement and extreme-
ly true. And as the old saying goes
the apple doesn't fall far from the
tree, so parents have to set high
Many children from poor house-
holds in which the parents have low
expectations don't perform well in
school hence they end up in the
same cycle of poverty as their par-
ents. Then there is the opposite side
of this social coin. Some youth use
their environment to motivate them
to excel academically and in life in
The percentage of people who
are self motivated is extremely
small especially compared to
those who can't break the cycle of
poverty and low achievement.
Perhaps the most important fac-
tor affecting our youth is the foun-
dation that we lay at an early age.
What types ofvalues and work ethic
are we instilling in them as they
grow into adulthood?
Whether you know it our not, our
youth often mimic their surround-
ings. We have too many children
being raised by teenage mothers
who have yet to mature enough to
fully understand their role as a care
giver and guardian.
If we are going to expect our
by Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Democrats and Republicans
chant in unison jobs, jobs, jobs.
President Obama offers an
American Jobs plan, but
Republicans use the filibuster in the
Senate to kill it and a Republican
majority will not consider it in the
House. House Democrats offered a
heftier jobs bill, but it is ignored by
the majority in control.
Republicans offer more of the same
children to grow and be true leaders
within our communities then par-
ents must do a better job raising
and teaching youth especially in
the black culture. James Baldwin
said it best, "Children have never
been good at listening to their eld-
ers, but they have never failed to
imitate them." In other words, we
have to lead by example.
In the past I have talked about the
high number of black women who
have children without being mar-
ried. The number of unmarried
women having children is high for
whites and Hispanics (25 percent
and 42 percent, respectively), but
astronomical for African-
Americans: 69 percent.
There is obviously a major prob-
lem in this country when nearly 70
percent of all African American
babies are bom to unwed mothers
and of that percentage most are
teens.Those mothers are far more
likely than married mothers to be
poor, even after a post-welfare-
reform decline in child poverty.
They are also more likely to pass
that poverty on to their children.
Kay Hymowitz, the author of
The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies
says, "The truth is that we are now
a two-family nation, separate and
unequal-one thriving and intact,
and the other struggling, broken,
and far too often African-
It also goes back to that James
Baldwin quote about how our
youth learn from adults without
realizing that they are learning cer-
tain characteristics and behaviors.
Jesse Jackson once said, "Youth are
looking for something; it's up to
adults to show them what's worth
Better parenting and prevention
of teen pregnancy have to be at the
very top of the list of priorities for
the "black agenda." The bible tells
us that "a good tree can not bare
bad fruit." So we have to be stable,
strong trees if we areto raise good
Dr. Robert Johnson, is a parent-
ing specialist and says, "African
American children in this country
are growing up under the weight of
the pressures that are created by
racism and it has an effect in
schools and commercial settings
everywhere and parents need to
strengthen their children with the
abilities and skills to overcome
His comments also get to the root
of the problem in our communities
- if a teenage mother who probably
has not been motivated to achieve
despite obstacles then how will she
properly raise her child to over-
come life's challenges?
How can a 15 or 16 year old
young woman teach her baby the
importance of self-empowerment if
she has not had the opportunity to
learn how to motivate herself. How
can she teach her child the impor-
tance of black sustainability?
African American families are
clearly still very strong and viable,
but we have to focus on how our
children are being raised. From the
images they see on television to the
things they see when walking down
a neighborhood street, it's impor-
tant that they fully understand the
path to success versus the path to
It is no secret that strong parents
can shape their children's character
and ability. For the most part, good
parents equate to good children,
with some exceptions of course.It
is also no secret that by and large,
adult conduct insociety is learned
as a child. Again, getting back to
the root issue properly raising our
children is critical.
At a speech at Howard
University in the 1960s, President
Lyndon B. Johnson said, "When
the family collapses, it is the chil-
dren that are usually damaged.
When it happens on a massive
scale, the community itself is crip-
Signing off from some
Strengthening Families Initiative
near you, Reggie Fullwood
race and Herman Cain
Farrakhan was overwhelmingly
condemned by a House resolution,
Republicans voted down a similar
resolution that would have con-
demned Governor Perry for taking
his friends to hunt at a place with a
racially offensive name.
Republicans protect their own
from charges of racism and the
press doesn't vigorously pursue the
issue because Herman Cain says,
"it's time to move on," and if he, as
The heart and soul of "conservatism"
is the South. When race was rampant,
it was the solid Democratic South.
In today's "post-racial" society it's
the solid Republican South minus
the African and Hispanic American
- tax cuts for the rich whom they
call "job creators" but they have
put no actual jobs plan on the table.
As a result, 15 million Americans
still languish, officially unem-
ployed, with another 10 million
underemployed or so discouraged
they have stopped looking for
One of the leading Republican
candidates for President, Texas
Gov. Rick Perry, is an advocate of
Tenth Amendment (states' rights)
solutions and we are suspicious of
anyone advocating Tenth
Amendment solutions because that
amendment protected the peculiar
institution. Further, the Tenth
Amendment solutions guy was also
found to have taken friends, col-
leagues and contributors hunting
on a ranch widely known by the
name on a rock at its entrance
While in the past, unacceptable
language used by Minister Louis
upset, why should
others be perturbed.
don't want to discuss
it because it's a dis-
traction from their
But what if not
condemning racism when it raises
its ugly head is actually diverting
and delaying the jobs discussion?
What if Herman Cain's presence in
the race is actually camouflaging
the fact that President Obama's jobs
plan (and virtually anything else he
proposes) is actually being
blocked, not just by conservatives,
but by white conservative
Republicans determined to use any
means necessary, including race -
as both Republicans and
Democrats have done in the past -
to defeat America's first African
American President? If Herman
Cain was not in the race, could the
press really ignore Gov. Perry's
hunting site with no apology for its
name or use?
Why is the word so offensive?
Historically, the use of the "N"
word by whites often preceded an
act of violence by the perpetrators)
(e.g., hanging) or by the victim
responding. Viola Liuzzo and Rev.
James Reeb were called N-word
lovers before they were murdered.
Most recently James Anderson was
murdered in Mississippi and the
young white perpetrator reportedly
said, "I ran that n****r over."
If the American people were to
conclude that white Republicans -
not just conservative Republicans -
were actively working to defeat
Barack Obama because of his race,
they would overwhelmingly reject
the Republican Party, its candidates
and proposals, and understand
more clearly a Republican strategy
of blockage and obstinacy.
The heart and soul of "conser-
vatism" is the South. When race
was rampant, it was the solid
Democratic South. In today's
"post-racial" society it's the solid
Republican South minus the
African and Hispanic American
congressional districts. But why
would the poorest, least educated,
most ill-housed and most unhealthy
region of the country be solidly
conservative? Conserving such
poverty seems unnatural. So what
are the people of the South con-
Clearly, historically, the rich be
they slave-owners or possessors' of
other wealth or power were con-
serving their privilege. They used
the fear of blacks to manipulate
whites and blacks politically to
keep them separated, and from
rebelling and joining forces to fight
their mutual state of unemploy-
ment, poverty, lack of health care,
housing and education.
Poor whites were not told the
truth about the Civil War that they
were fighting to protect the slave-
owners' economic self-interest.
Instead they were told they were
fighting for states' rights. Rather
than join the civil rights movement
for social, economic and political'
equality for all in the '60s, poor
whites were told to stay away
because African Americans were
being manipulated by "commu-
nists" and "socialists" like Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and now
So when the first 15 Presidents
avoided resolving the race issue the
result was an explosion, the
American Civil War. And when
white politicians know the
American weakness on race, and
exploit it politically, we can never
really get to the jobs discussion.
Dealing with and getting beyond
"Niggerhead" may actually be the
key to addressing the needs of the
American people and unlocking a
real discussion on jobs.
A Black man father
of the cellphone?
To this point, the economic growth leader of the
21st century is the wireless communications industry.
Millions of people regularly use cellular phones.
With today's cell phone, you can talk to anyone on the
planet. Inside your cell phone are: a compact speak-
er, microphone, keyboard, display screen, and a powerful circuit board with
microprocessors that make every phone a miniature computer. When con-
nected to a wireless network, this bundle of modem-day technologies
allows you to make phone calls or exchange data with other phones and
computers around the world.
Jesse Eugene Russell is an African-American inventor who brought the
world cell phones. Trained as an electrical engineer at Tennessee State
University, at 63, Jesse Russell is recognized globally as a thought-leader,
technology expert and innovator of wireless communications. He has over
30 years experience in advanced wireless communications and is the rec-
ognized father of digital cellular technology. The Historically Black
College and University (HBCU) graduate is former Chief Wireless
Architect for AT&T Bell Laboratories and served as Chief Technology
Officer for Lucent Wireless. An icon in the industry, Jesse Russell holds
over 75 patents in digital cellular technologies, dual-mode digital cellular
phones and digital software radio. An American legend, in 1995 Russell
was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering for "pioneering
work in digital cellular communications technology."
Russell's innovations continue to spark the international economy. The
globe expects some 2.5 billion smartphones to be sold from 2010 to 2015.
The main reason for cell phones' popularity over the past 20 years is the
faster and easier communications it provides. A cell phone is really a very
sophisticated and versatile radio. Much like a walkie-talkie, a cell phone
receives and sends radio signals. Wireless networks operate on a grid that
divides cities or regions into smaller cells. One cell might cover a few city
blocks or up to 250 square miles. Every cell uses a set of radio frequencies
or channels to provide service in its specific area. In each cell, there is a
base station consisting of a wireless antenna and other radio equipment.
The wireless antenna in each cell links callers into the local telephone net-
work, the Internet or another wireless network.
African-Americans can take pride in what Russell has achieved in the
planet's business advancements. From being honored by the Clinton
administration for his work in cell phones and wireless communication,
Russell continues to innovate, specifically in the next generation (4G)
broadband wireless communication technologies, products, networks, and
services. Rising from a disadvantaged background, Russell's career, and
knowledge in wireless technology and standards advanced as he served in
numerous high-level corporate positions; Director of the AT&T Cellular
Telecommunication Laboratory (Bell Labs), Vice President of Advanced
Wireless Technology Laboratory (Bell Labs), Chief Technical Officer for
the Network Wireless Systems Business Unit (Bell Labs), Chief Wireless
Architect of AT&T, and Vice President of Advanced Communications
Technologies for AT&T Laboratories (formerly part of Bell Labs).
Jesse Russell's early childhood was spent in economically and socially
challenged neighborhoods within inner-city Nashville. Russell says a key
turning point in his life was the opportunity to attend a summer education-
al program at Fisk University. It was here that Russell began his academ-
ic and intellectual pursuits. Russell continued his education at Tennessee
State University where he focused on electrical engineering and received a
Bachelor of Science Degree (BSEE) in 1972. An excellent example of "a
Black achiever," Russell was a top honor student in Tennessee State's
School of Engineering and became the first African American to be hired
directly from an HBCU by AT&T's Bell Laboratories and subsequently he
became the first African-American to be selected as the Eta Kappa Nu
Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer of the Year in 1980. Russell con-
tinues his personal and corporate leadership in the industry and is current-
ly Chairman and CEO of incNETWORKS,Inc. a New Jersey, USA based
Broadband Wireless Communications Company focused on the next gen-
eration of broadband services (4G) Broadband Wireless Communications
Technologies, Networks and Services.
(William Reed is Publisher of Who's Who in Black Corporate America
and available for speaking/seminar projects via BaileyGroup.org.)
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stated. "The most significant
advance was the National Voter
Registration Act of 1993, also
known as the 'Motor Voter' law,
which made voter registration
opportunities widely available
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so that more voters are getting on the
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However, that's no longer the case.
These new restrictions could have
a significant impact on the outcome
of the 2012 presidential election.
The states that have already placed
further restrictions on voting will
provide 171 electoral votes in 2012 -
63 percent of the 270 needed to win
the presidency. Of the 12 battle-
ground states, five have already cut
back on voting rights and two more
are considering following their lead.
Most of the public attention on
voter disenfranchisement has cen-
tered on voter identification laws.
Prior to 2006, no state required its
voters to show government-issued
ID, according to the study. In 2006,
Indiana became the first state to
require voters to show a govern-
ment-issued photo ID. This year, 34
states introduced similar legislation.
Of those, seven have been enacted so
far: Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island,
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
and Wisconsin. The type of govern-
ment ID accepted is also an issue.
Texas, for example, will recognize
permits to carry concealed weapons,
but not student IDs from state uni-
The partial or full elimination of
early voting on Sundays will certain-
ly reduce the Black vote. Ohio has
eliminated all in-person early voting
on Sunday. Florida has eliminated it
for the last Sunday before Election
Day. And North Carolina is consid-
ering eliminating all in-person vot-
ing on Sundays.
The Sunday restrictions target
"Souls to the Polls" campaign popu-
lar in African-American churches.
Forbidding early voting on the last
Sunday before an election hurts
Blacks. Florida is a perfect example.
In the 2008 general election, 32.2
percent of those who voted early on
the last Sunday were Black and 23.6
percent were Latino (Blacks repre-
sent 13.4 percent of all early voters
in the state and Latinos 11.6 per-
The movement to restore the rights
of the formerly incarcerated has also
hit a roadblock.
Since 1997, according to the report,
23 states have either restored voting
rights for the formerly incarcerated
or eased the restoration process.
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support breast cancer victims and
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in the noncompetitive, 3- to 5-mile
events. The American Cancer
Society Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer is described as "more
than just the name of a walk; it
describes the progress the American
Cancer Society is making together
to save lives and end breast cancer."
The Jacksonville Fire Department
parked their pink truck out front and
everyone gladly signed the truck
with a sharpie to express their senti-
ments to family members and
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Bishop McKissick, Jr. to keynote
workshop for fathers and sons
ISTEP (Inspiring Success That Equals Purpose) in partnership with CROP
(College Reach-out Program) of Florida State College presents a "A Fall
Empowerment Series for The Total Family," October 22, 2011, 10 a.m. -12
p.m. The theme is "I Believe in Me" with Bishop Rudolph McKissick Jr
and is geared for fathers and sons. For more information visit www.niain-
spirations.com or email email@example.com
Palm Coast Cultural Society
to present Andrew Young
Civil rights icon Andrew Young,
ordained minister and top aide to
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be
keynote speaker for the African
American Cultural Society's 20th
Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2
p.m., at Matanzas High School
Auditorium in Palm Coast, Fl.
His "good works" have taken him
to more than 150 countries, includ-
ing 48 of 53 countries in Africa.
Students ages 14-23 with IDs will
be admitted free; however, seating
The African American Cultural
Society can be reached for tickets at
386-447-7030. Matanzas High
School Auditorium is located at
3535 Old Kings Road North in
Woodlawn accepting youth
applications for Project LIFT
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church has introduced Project LIFT (Lifting
Ideas and Furthering Expectations Program), a free empowerment program
for youth .
The program's purpose is to provide students a safe haven and after school
location for academic and nutritional support, enrichment and recreational
activities, while experiencing the gospel through a loving Christian envi-
ronment. The program is for 1st through 12th grade students attending any
Duval County Public School. It is designed to lift your child's self-esteem,
help with schoolwork, and provide strong sense of values and self-respect.
It is held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the church from 3-6 p.m. The
curriculum includes everything from homework assistance and etiquette to
physical recreation activities and the gospel in action (integration of Bible
studies, grace before meals, etc).
To complete the application process or if you have questions contact
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church at (904) 765-2893 or (904) 768-5905.
Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20
Pastor Landon Williams
Celebrate EWC Day at St. Phillips
On October 30, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., St. Philips Episcopal Church will cel-
ebrate the 4th annual Edward Waters College Day" in the sanctuary of the
church at 321 W. Union Street, Jacksonville, Florida. The celebration will
feature the renowned Edward Waters College Concert choir, under the
direction of Mrs. Barbara Bouie. A "love offering" will be lifted in sup-
port of the college.
The community is invited to attend.
For additional information, contact the church secretary, Mrs. Barbara Lee
Summerville celebrating Church
and Pastor's Anniversary
Summerville Missionary Baptist Church located at 690 West 20th Street,
will be celebrating their Church and Pastor's Anniversary Friday, October
21st at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday October 24th at 4 p.m. The church is under
the guidance of Dr. James W. Henry, Pastor. For more information, call
Philip R. Cousin AME Hosts Visiting
Ministers for 125th Anniversary
The Philip R. Cousin AME Church will be celebrating their 125th Church
Anniversary November 11th and November 13th. Under the guidance of
Rev. Eugene Moseley, the church will host a variety of visiting speakers.
Scheduled ministers include: Rev. Cynthia Bailey (Greater Allen Chapel
AME Starke Florida) on Friday at 7 p.m. ; Rev. Anthony Henry
(Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Tampa, Florida) On Sunday
at 11 a.m. and Rev. Gillard Glover (First AME Church Palm Coast ,
Florida) at the Sunday 4 p.m. Service. The church is located at 2625
Orange Picker Road in Mandarin. For more information call 262-3083.
Witness the inaugural sermon
of Redeem Christian Ministry
The inaugural sermon of Redeem Christian Ministry will take place on
October 23rd at 10 a.m. inside the A.Phillip Randolph Auditorium.
Speaking will be Pastor and First Lady R. Lewis. For more information,
call 483-0333. A d.. 1
Should clergymen get tax
exemption for multiple homes?
There's a lot of talk these days as
to what Congress can afford to cut
out of the budget. Right now, they
may have their eye on the tax
allowance that enables clergy mem-
bers to buy or live in multiple homes
In March, the U.S. Tax Court ruled
that Phil Discoll, an ordained minis-
ter and Grammy Award-winning
trumpeter who went to prison for tax
evasion, did not have to pay federal
income taxes on property worth
$408,638 that was provided to him
by his ministry in order to buy a sec-
ond home on a lake in Cleveland,
A stipulation of the tax code
passed in 1921 allows clergymen to
live in a tax-free house or receive
tax-free salaries to buy or rent a
home. However, in a 7-6 ruling, the
Tax Court said that Driscoll was cor-
rect in his interpretation of the pas-
sage: the word "home" is equivalent
to "homes," just as "child" is inter-
preted to mean "children" elsewhere
in the tax code. Therefore, clergy-
men may obtain multiple tax-free
homes due to this interpretation.
However, some argue that this
interpretation could be a slippery
slope to corruption.
The tax break was established to
aid poorly paid clergy members who
serve society. It is believed that most
members use the exemption for one
house, normally modestly valued.
Ministers of every faith are included
in this provision; they are also
allowed to opt out of Social Security.
D. August Boto, general counsel
of the executive committee of the
Southern Baptist Convention, told
the WSJ that for leaders of the orga-
nization's 46,000 churches, "the
housing allowance is critically
important for making ends meet-it is
not a luxury."
However, it is noted that the same
tax break is not available to employ-
ees at secular, non-profit organiza-
tions. Their pay and service to socie-
ty are equated to that of ministers.
Pastor Rick Warren is widely
known for championing the clergy
members' tax exemption cause. In
1971, the Internal Revenue Service
limited the provision to the "fair
market rental value" of the furnished
home, utilities included.
In 1996, the IRS found that
Warren's housing deduction exceed-
ed the rental value of the house.
Warren decided to sue.
On May 16, 2000, the United
States Tax Court struck down the
IRS's restriction and ruled that cler-
gy members could deduct "the
amount used to provide a home,"
however much that might be.
But the court decision was -
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AS titning fits record low; cnurcnes
spend more to make congregants happy
Are churches spending
more on themselves than on
the needs of those outside
According to a new
report they are, with
churches keeping a larger
share of their tithe-generat-
ed income for their own in-
In a report, titled "The
State of Church Giving
Through 2009," released
by Empty Tomb Inc., a
Christian service and
authors found that benevolencess" -
or funds used for giving outside the
church including giving to charities
and seminary training hit new
lows compared to their first report
Understandably, with the tithing
amount greatly reduced over the
past few years because of a bad
economy, a drop in benevolences
was only normal.
The report, which used data from
evangelical and mainline churches
including Lutheran, Presbyterians
and Episcopalian churches, revealed
that tithing as a percentage of
income was at its lowest level in 41
years, Religion News Service noted.
Parishioners were only giving
about 2.38 percent of their income
to the church in 2009, down from
2.43 percent in 2008 shockingly
"If Americans who identify with
the historically Christian church had
chosen to give 10 percent to their
congregation in 2008, rather than
the 2.43 percent given that year,
there would have been an additional
$172 billion available for work
through the church," the Empty
Tomb website noted.
Though the greatly reduced
tithing rates garnered much
attention, what remained more
surprising to the authors was
the church's distribution of
parishioner income. While only
0.34 percent went toward
benevolences, over 2 percent
was used on congregational
If the percentage of income
for benevolences was at the
level it was back in 1968 0.66
percent there would have
been an additional $3.1 billion
in benevolence giving.
Earlier in the year, Barna
Research Group found that only 4
percent of Americans gave 10 per-
cent of their income to churches, a
drop from the previous year's rate
of seven percent of Americans.
A quarter of Americans even
stopped giving altogether to church-
es. The president of Barna Group
commented that as the recession
kicked in, people began cutting
back their giving to churches and
nonprofits. And even when the
economy started to show signs of
improvement, they were reluctant to
return to their previous levels of
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Thursday High Praise Worship 7:00 p.m.
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Would You Drink Lemonade
and Cayenne Paper for a
Month to Have this Body?
By Makeisha Lee, Health and
The Dream Girls movie has come
and gone, but the fascination with
Beyonce's dramatic weight loss
continues. How refreshing it is
though to finally hear about some-
one of celebrity status within the
African American community
appreciate and openly acknowledge
the benefits of cleansing their body
as a tool for losing weight. It is
much like a cold glass of lemonade
on a hot summer day very much
Cleansing is in fact an age old
remedy that has been around for
centuries and still is faithfully prac-
ticed in other countries and cultures
as the most effective way to main-
tain or regain good health. As a
wonderful side benefit, weight loss
can occur. It is the best kept health
secret in the free world until now.
If there were any more doubts in
people's mind about what cleansing
can do for those trying to overcome
weight loss issues; they should be
One such key element in the
realm of nutritional support incor-
porated in a cleanse should be the
presence of amino acids. Amino
acids are necessary to maintain
and/or build lean muscle. Any pro-
fessional health expert will tell you
that amino acids are paramount in
feeding and nourishing the body. It
is essential for the health of every
individual cell function. They are
considered to be the Lego of the
body' structure. Yet there are other
cleanses you will come across that
use harsh laxatives that cause
purges which make it difficult to
conduct normal daily functions
because you are confined to the
ladies or gentleman's room.
So clearly the thought is that we
absolutely want people to utilize
cleansing as a way to experience
heavenly health and be slim and
trim but be informed along the way
about the advantages and disadvan-
tages that can rob you of the best
possible experience and lasting
The Master Cleanse:
The Master Cleanse is said to be not a fast, but a
cleansing program. A true fast consists only of water,
while the Master Cleanse incorporates a mixture of
lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper that is
consumed throughout the day as a source of calories,
vitamins, and minerals.
It is time for a paradigm shift in
our thinking in terms of, do I want
to lose weight just to fit in that "red
dress" or that "black pant suit" for
the next Beyonce's concert?
Instead, the focal point should be to
achieve overall good health while
maintaining a good weight. Real
people need real results for a real
lifestyle change, for a real long time
- preferably for life.
Lastly a cleanse should be cleans-
ing not just one body part at a time,
as that can be very costly, time con-
laid to rest for good.
There is however a word of cau-
tion that needs to be stated.
Everything should be done in mod-
eration and be completely balanced,
this includes cleansing. To begin
with there are hundreds of colon
cleanses, liver cleanses, and now a
lemonade diet cleanse, but they are
not all created equal. Some do very
specific things and work for certain
Secondly, you want to do a
cleanse that can easily be integrated
into your life. It should be some-
thing extremely effective, but yet
simple and as natural as waking up
everyday to brush your teeth and
bathing to clean your outer body.
This is not optional if permanent
changes are desired. Along with
this idea a proper cleanse should be
practical for sustaining life. This
ties right into the third point to con-
sider: a superior cleanse should be
able to fortify and edify your body
with all necessary minerals that it
needs to function on a daily basis,
during the cleansing process, before
the cleansing process, and continu-
ously as part of your regular
Some cleanses such as the
Lemonade diet cleanse can be help-
ful in providing a measure of
cleansing to the body, alkalinity and
a substantial amount of weight loss.
However to properly support the
body nutritionally for the long haul,
the body needs more than four
ingredients to give it all the miner-
als it needs to function optimally.
Not to mention that the goal is to
burn fat and not lean muscle. The
only way to ensure that this will not
occur during any weight loss regi-
men-dieting, cleansing or otherwise
is to make sure the nutrition is
encompassed completely within the
Isn't life beautiful? We want you to enjoy it for as
long as you can. Did you know it is recommended
that for most women, high-quality mammography
screening should begin at age 40? As risk factors
vary in everyone, each woman and her doctor
should discuss the plan that's right for her Most
bly make it
ing out of all
and doing so
on a cellular level.
The average adult
has about 60 trillion cells which is 8
thousand times the amount of stars
in the Milky Way galaxy and our
cells are constantly in a state of
We need to make sure we are
helping to create healthy cells
instead of mutated cancer cells.
This can only and will only be
achieved if you are cleansing on a
cellular level and simultaneously
replenishing your cells with ALL
necessary minerals and nutrients.
This is a key fact to remember.
There is no magic bullet. No one
diet, pill or any other single thing
that can do the trick permanently
for weight loss and or health reju-
venation. Y6u must have a com-
pletely balanced system.
One final thought is that the
cleansing process should not be
grueling or self depriving at all. The
reality is that we go to parties, and
we go to relative's houses for good
down home cooking to eat. We all
want to be able to cleanse our bod-
ies thoroughly, as well as partake of
some other foods moderately dur-
ing the cleansing phase so that we
can still feel encouraged to continue
on successfully. Obesity has been
determined to be the single biggest
cause of death that is reversible.
Opt out of that statistic and choose
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Signs of Depression
It should be obvious if you're suf-
fering from depression, right? After
all, happy is happy and sad is sad,
and you certainly know the differ-
ence. But it's not always that sim-
ple. Some of the signs and symp-
toms of depression are easy to mis-
take or misunderstand. If you're
unsure, check out the list below,
where we've rounded up a few of
the more common ones.
1. Irritability. Find yourself flying
off the handle at the kids or your
spouse due to even the slightest
provocation? Ready to leap out of
the car window at the fast-food
drive-through and strangle some
poor minimum-wager when he
screws up your order? You might
take it as pure crankiness, but
depression could be the underlying
2. Feeling inappropriate guilt. If
you blame yourself for things over
which you have no control, or beat
yourself up over trivial transgres-
sions such as stopping short at a red
light or forgetting an item on your
grocery list, you can't be a happy
3. Loss of appetite. Yes, being
depressed can be great for losing
weight, but it's not a trade-off you
want to make. Something is defi-
nitely wrong if you used to find
pizza, chicken wings and beer irre-
sistible, but lately they look about
as appealing as Bea Arthur in a
4. Real difficulty thinking or con-
centrating. This is especially easy to
write off. You're likely to think the
problem is due to lack of sleep (see
below), or being distracted by the
kids or noise or any number of
things. That could be the case, but it
could also be indicative of depres-
5. Insomnia. This is another com-
mon ailment that can be sympto-
matic of many things -- stress, per-
sonal or work-related problems,
anxiety, etc. The odd thing is that if
you're depressed, you're just as like-
ly to suffer from...
6. Excessive sleeping. True,
many people tend to drowsy after
lunch, and some steel a nap if cir-
cumstances allow -- that's perfectly
normal. But if you find yourself
sleeping-in on the weekends until
well into the afternoon, despite the
fact that you got to bed at a reason-
able hour, you need to get at the
root of the problem.
7. Lack of interest in previously
enjoyable activities. Sometimes
something you used to be
into big time -- a hobby, a
favorite food, a sport,
etc. -- can lose its lus-
ter. You might easily
think whatever you
used to be enthu-
siastic for simply
got old. And
that could be,
but how sud-
den was your
change of atti-
tude? And was .
it just one
thing, or your .
your apathy is
broad and deep,
well be the culprit. '
Any one of the
above taken on its i
own may not indicate
that you're depressed. But
if you suffer from three or
more of the above, you should
see your doctor to discuss the mat-
ter. If you are suffering from
depression, there are several
avenues of treatment available,
depending on the severity of your
For mild depression, your doctor
may recommend aerobic exercise,
such as walking, jogging or swim-
ming. This sort of activity causes
your body to release endorphins,
which provide a natural high. He or
she may also suggest you schedule
small projects throughout the day --
keeping busy tends to keep the
blues at bay. Some experts suggest
For moderate to serious depres-
recommended, and antidepressant
medication may be prescribed.
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month or so of initially taking it.
But if the first thing you try doesn't
work, chances are good that the
next antidepressant you try will be
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d What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene
The Riverside Fine Arts Series wil
present Regina Carter, the distinc-
tively diverse and musical personal-
ity in concert on Thursday, Oct. 20,
at the Florida Theatre. The show
begins at 8 p.m., for tickets visit
The 2011 Southern Women's
Show will roll into town Thursday,
October 20 23. Held at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center, come
get inspired, feel refreshed and
uncover the secrets to living well,
feeling healthy and having fun.
For more information call 704-
The 22nd Annual Festa Italiana
three day festival will be held
October 21 October 23 at the
IAC clubhouse, located at 2838
Westberry Road in Mandarin The
festival will host a variety of activi-
ties: Karaoke, kids bounce houses,
souvenirs and the very best Italiano
food. Be Italian for a day! Contact
Lucy Cortese at (904) 268-2882 or
One in Three
One in Three, a multimedia art
exhibition that features 20 Duval
County students discussing the
dropout rate and importance of pub-
lic education begins its dialogue
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 245 Riverside Avenue.
For more information visit
www.onebyonejax.org or call (904)
Florida Representatives Daniel
Davis and Reggie Fullwood, invite
you to Your Voice Matters, an
evening of art, education and con-
versation. Mark your calendar for
this free bipartisan town hall meet-
ing, Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at
the Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Avenue,
(904) 356-6857. For more informa-
tion call Jackie Boyd at 339-8663,
or email Jackie.Boyd@myflorida-
The Hiring Our Heroes/Recruit
Military Veteran Opportunity Expo,
will be held Thursday, October 27,
2011, Everbank Field, One
Everbank Dr, 11:00 a.m. 3:00
p.m. For more information contact
Chris Adams at cadams@recruit-
military.com or call (513) 683-5020
or visit www.recruitmilitary.com.
Ledisi on Tour
The Ledisi: Pieces of Me Tour
travels to the Florida Theatre
Thursday, October 27th. For more
information call Ticket Office -
904.355.2787 or visit www.flori-
Earth, Wynn and
Fire Art Exhibit
Artist David Wynn, featuring
Marsha Hatcher and Rhonda Bristol
will present the Earth, Wynn and
Fire Art Exhibit, Friday, October
28, 2011, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the
ArtsFactory Gallery, 1801 North
Myrtle Ave., The exhibits run from
October 28-December 22, 2011.
For more information contact (904)
The Second Chance comedy tour
will be on Friday, October 28th, at
the Clara White Mission, 613 W.
Ashley St. Headlining is comedian
Robert White featuring Big Chip
and Ms. Jen. For more information,
tickets or to showcase your act, call
(904) 677.6083 or (904) 534-6628.
Low Country Boil
The annual Jacksonville Beach
Elementary Preservation Fund,
Inc., Rhoda L. Martin Cultural
Heritage Center's, annual "Low
Country Boil" will be held Saturday
Oct. 29, 2011, 4:30 6:30 p.m. The
fund-raising event menu of deli-
cious steamed shrimp, corn on the
cob, baked potatoes, sausage and
fried fish will be available, while
sports are on the big screen. For
more information, call Jacquelyn
S. Meadows, at (904) 241-6923 or
or visit www.rhodalmartincultural-
AKAs tackle social
injustice at free
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. and Pi
Eta Omega Chapter are sponsoring
a workshop for the public on
Saturday, October 29, 2011 from
10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at S. Bryan
Jennings Elementary. Speakers will
discuss issues on domestic vio-
lence, health and safety in the
home, guns and alcohol. This semi-
nar and workshop is free to the pub-
lic. For more information contact
Annie Major at (904) 645-8656 or
The 31st Lincolnville Heritage
Festival will be held Friday,
November 4 and Saturday,
November 5, 2011 in St Augustine,
Florida. The nation's oldest city
will celebrate St. Augustine's rich
African-American heritage. The
weekend of events include great
musical acts, gospel choirs, soul
food, BBQ, vendors, and games.
For more information call (904)
PRIDE Book Club
Come celebrate PRIDE book
clubs 18th Anniversary, Friday,
November 4, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
with dynamic author, speaker, pro-
fessor and business owner Devin
Robinson discussing his book
"Rebuilding the Black
Infrastructure, Making America a
Colorless Nation." A wonderful
Caribbean menu awaits you and the
door prizes will amaze you. Come
enjoy entertainment and dinner at
Spices Caribbean Restaurant, 1319
Rogero Road, Jacksonville, Fl.
32211. For additional information
contact Ramona Baker at (904)
384-3939 or (904) 703-3428.
Clara White Mission presents its
6th annual Pearls & Cufflinks Gala,
Friday, November 4, 2011, 6:00
p.m. 9:00 p.m. at St. Ephrem
Center, 4650 Keman Blvd. The
event celebrates the history, legacy
and vision of CWM Founder Eartha
M.M. White and her mother Clara
White. Host Michael Stewart and
Fox 30 anchor Mike Buresh will
have you in stitches as they host and
roast the crowd. For more informa-
tion call (904) 354-4162 or email
of Life Benefit
L.J. Holloway & Associates will
present The 5th Annual Celebration
of Life Benefit featuring "A
Conscious Conversation with Dr.
Benjamin S. Carson". The renown
neurosurgeon from John Hopkins
University will be here on Saturday,
November 5th at the Jacksonville
Public Library Atrium & Courtyard,
303 North Laura Street, 7-11 p.m.
For more information email
email@example.com or call (904)
The Jacksonville Bar Association
and the Johnson Family YMCA
invite you to a free ASK-A-
LAWYER event on Saturday,
November 5th, 9:00 a.m. 12:00
p.m. at the Johnson Family YMCA,
5700 Cleveland Road. Licensed
Attorney volunteers will be avail-
able to answer your questions in
many areas of law including: con-
tracts, real estate, employment,
worker's compensation, personal
injury, criminal law, bankruptcy,
family law, foreclosure, immigra-
tion, probate, and wills. For more
information contact Kathy Para at
(904) 356-8371, ext. 363.
Ritz Jazz Jamm
Ritz Jazz Jamm presents Jazz
Fusion guitarist Stanley Jordan,
Saturday, November 5th for (two
shows) 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Stanley Jordan sound groups the
spectacular technique of playing
multiple simultaneous lines and
sounding more like a pianist than a
guitar player. For tickets and show
times contact the Ritz Theatre (829
N. Davis Street) or call (904) 632-
5555 or visit www.ritzjack-
sonville.com or email ritzthe-
Love & Laughter Tour
The Love and Laughter Tour fea-
turing Kem and Nephew Tommy
with Joy Dennis is coming to
Jacksonville, Saturday, November
5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts 300
Waters St Jacksonville, FL, for
more information visit
www.focusedoncomedy.net or call
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Janet says lay off thefamily
The Hollywood Reporterrecently revealed
that any comedian on the Janet Jackson
"Number One's: Up Close and Personal" tour
knows that the singer and the Jackson family
0 Jare off limits. The tour contract also reveals that
the singer brings in $475,000 per show.
Meanwhile, Jackson, 45, has just joined the
ranks of Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor after
being named the star of Blackgama's
The honor comes a week after brother
Michael's life and talents were celebrated dur-
ing an all-star tribute concert in Wales which was a huge success. However,
Global Live, the company behind the event, reportedly is in hot water for
not paying a $200,000 bill for plane tickets for the performers.
Lots of drama an fights for Atlanta housewives
The new season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is already looking like
drama, and it hasn't even started yet.
There's going to be some fighting!
Kandi Burruss and Kim Zolciak bumped heads last year after their bad
business deal. But things are going to heat up this time around over some-
thing way different: Kim's baby.
"Surprisingly, Kandi and Kim get into a nasty argument about the race of
Kim's baby, and allegations of racism are thrown around," said a source for
NeNe Leakes and Sheree Whitfield will be fighting over money and rela-
tionship matters two touchy subjects for the ladies.
Oh but NeNe will be fighting with new cast member Marlo Hampton over
some rumors about a romance between her and NFL player Charles Grant.
In the meantime, while men are a foggy thing for the reality star, Leakes
will be going through her divorce this season. But when it comes to sign-
ing those divorce papers, audiences will be shocked.
360 Degrees of Harry Belafonte in
HBO's 'Sing Your Song' documentary
Shown left is the performer in action shown right is Charlton Heston, James Baldwin, Marion Brando and Henry Bel
Last Monday, HBO premiered a
fascinating look at entertainer and
activist Harry Belafonte in its new
documentary special, "Sing Your
Directed by Suzanne Rostock, the
film covers multiple aspects of his
rich life from childhood, to his
early stage and screen work, to his
Mega producer George Lucas pours
millions into Tuskegee Airmen film
marriages, to his political activism
and tireless efforts in the civil rights
His career milestones are given
plenty of attention, including the
distinction of his 1956 album
"Calypso" being the first album in
history to be certified gold, signify-
ing sells of over 1 million copies.
The album featured his iconic sin-
gle "Banana Boat (Day-O)."
Belafonte also talks about the
racism he encountered during his
meteoric rise, recalling an incident
in particular where he defied Las
Vegas segregation laws by swim-
ming in a whites-only pool.
Belafonte, 84, said he began
warming to the idea of a documen-
tary only after the death of his dear
friend Marlon Brando, believing he
had passed away with the world
knowing little about his rabid
actl\ isnm outside of sho\\ -business.
"What he did with Native
Americans, what he did in the civil
rights movement, what he did in a
lot of places went with him. And I
felt it was somewhat unfortunate
that he and others did not leave
behind some documentation of
what they had done, not only to
inspire other artists to maybe pick
up that same goal in their pursuits
of art, but to also understand that
we were more like our community
than most people would have rec-
ognized or believed," Belafonte
told TV critics during a panel for
the film in July.
Belafonte said he agreed to the
film upon the "nagging" of his
daughter Gina, who was constantly
in his ear about documenting his
story in his own words.
"-M\ reluctance to delke into that
\~s because I fel t \\as some\\hat
afonte at a 1963 Civil Rights March
self-serving," he said. "I always
was suspicious of those of us who
wrote books and felt we had stories
to tell because the narcissism that
marks our culture and our profes-
sion was rampant, and I didn't want
there to be misinterpretation. But on
Marlon's death, I saw opportunity
to reach in to try to tell the story of
Marlon and a number of other peo-
ple who are in the film to help guide
the viewer through some covers
and twists and turns that may not be
known to them."
Other gems in the film include his
role in organizing a star-studded
1965 concert to celebrate a civil
rights march in Selma, spearhead-
ing the 1985 "We Are the World"
recording to benefit famine relief in
Africa, and coordinating Nelson
Mandela's first visit to the U.S.
after being released from person in
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Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Ne-Yo, David Oyelowo and Nate Parker will star in the film.
Hollywood has long been criti-
cized for its unwillingness to throw
major money at Black productions,
but now, one of its most venerated
figures is making a bet that a film
about a group of legendary African-
American fighter pilots will strike
box office gold this winter.
The film, Red Tails, is about
WWII's Tuskegee Airmen, an all-
Black aerial combat unit that rose to
excellence in the face of racism and
segregation, successfully carrying
out missions throughout Northern
Africa and Europe and helping to
win decisive victories for the Allied
Star Wars creator George Lucas
has put $58 million of his own
money toward the film's production
and plans to spend an additional
$35 million to help with distribu-
I've wanted to do this film for a
great many years," said Lucas.
"The Tuskegee Airmen were such
superb pilots that it was essential
for us to create visual effects that
would live up to their heroism and
put audiences in the cockpit with
them. They were only in their early
20s when they performed these
amazing feats," he added. "They
became the best of the best the
top guns. It is an honor to bring to
the screen a story inspired by their
Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence
Howard, Ne-Yo, David Oyelowo
and Nate Parker will star in the film
that is slated to be released Jan. 20.
Red Tails is directed by Anthony
Hemingway, an African-American
whose directing credits include
shows such as Treme and True
Blood; and written by John Ridley
- sitcom writer for The Fresh
Prince of Bel Air and Martin, and
Aaron McGruder creator of the
During the era of segregation,
Jacksonville's black community
developed high school sports
programs with far-reaching impact.
Challenged and nurtured by their
coaches and supported by the
community, Jacksonville athletes
not only went on to fill the ranks of
college and professional teams, but
also became leaders in the fields of
education, civic service, business,
and countless other professions.
This proud heritage and the spirit
of conquering adversity must never
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100 Black Men Laud Excellence in Youth at Annual Banquet
Melissa Butler, Melvin Wooden and Donna Thomas
Norman Kohn, and Shekitta Cobb Stephen & Margo Kennedy Jasmine R. Durgan
Youth of the Year
Olajuwon Harris Matthew Young Kaleb Izell Jorda Bilbrew
Youth of the Year Youth of the Year Youth of the Year Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year
The 100 Black Men of
Jacksonville held their 13th Annual
Bernard V. Gregory (BVG)
Scholarship and Student of the Year
Banquet, last weekend at the Hyatt
Hotel. The annual celebration is
held in honor of the late community
activist Bernard V. Gregory. It rec-
ognizes and salutes the outstanding
academic and civic accomplish-
ment of area youth.
Since the first banquet, hundreds
of students have been recognized
and tens of thousands of scholarship
dollars have been awarded as they
pursue their college educations.
Channel 4 News anchor Ayesha
Faynes was the mistress of ceremo-
ny. Ayesha jokingly poked fun at
not attending Duke University and
how even though the Hyatt's air
conditioning had her a little chilly,
the scholarship nominees resumes
warmed her heart. Charles Griggs
Duval County Health Department,
Director of Public Health
Communication and Planning was
lauded with applause on his
achievements as the co-chair of the
health and wellness committee. The
Jacksonville chapter won the 100
Black Men National Award, as their
focus is dedicated to educating
youth on the importance of a
The organization's Executive
Dangerous Curves hostesses Ebony Jackson and Carol Perkins
Director, Dr. Levi McIntosh, Jr., these students are not only impres-
proudly gave the audience an sive, their resumes are as extensive
overview of each awardees commu- as a Yale scholar." The 100 Black
nity efforts, schooling and educa- Men Youth of the Year honorees
tional deliverables. will receive savings bonds, trophies
McIntosh paused and had to take and gifts which will serve as future
a deep breath as he spoke, "wow, resources for educational pursuits.
Detroit hosts controversial
jobs fair for ex-convicts only
Sarah Montgomery, Camilla Thompson, Mary and Edwin Washington and Ranota Willis watch the dedication.
Continued from front
The program appealed cross-gener-
ational lines starting with Martin's
sister, followed by strong remarks
from his children Bernice King and
brother Martin Luther King, III.
Jacqueline Haynes, Jacqueline
Platte-Mims and Mary Washingto
They called the population to
remember the involvement of their
mother, Coretta Scott King who
walked along side King in the civil
rights movement and who tirelessly
worked to have a holiday dedicated
to him. The Alpha Fraternity con-
ceived the idea of the Memorial and
raised the $120,000,000 .00 needed
to build the spectacular monument
on the tidal basis of the mall.
Kings co-laborers in the move-
ment delivered strong and moving
remarks from Rev. Jesse Jackson,
Rev. Al Sharpton, Ambassador
Andrew Young, Rev. Joseph
Lowery, and Congressman John
Lewis reminding us to not make the
memorial an idol but to strive to put
into action the ideals of King and
carry on the fight for improvement
is conditions to eradicate poverty,
provide assistance to the least, to
not engage in wars which take away
from the economic resources of
America and take the lives of
Americans when so much is needed
in the United States. We were
reminded not to undo the accom-
plishment, which took place under
King. Ambassador Young called us
to be more financially astute and
learn how to make the system
work for us in an era where cor-
porate greed is rampant and the
economic gap between the rich,
middle and poor is desperate.
There is something wrong
when 1% of the population
retains 40% of the wealth.
There was a call to stop the crib
to prison syndrome affecting
black males at epidemic pro-
portions and to work on
improving literacy in the educa-
n Remarks were made from foun-
dation chairs who contributed to the
building of the memorial and labor
leaders who stressed the need for
jobs and the freedom of laborers to
have representation. They also
expressed the impact of King upon
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appealed to the United States
Court of Appeals for the Ninth
Circuit in San Francisco.
This sparked a national debate: is
the tax exemption for clergy mem-
Supporters said yes, citing that
clergy members must be given a
break for their social service and
that many could not afford a proper
house otherwise. Critics said this
was an unnecessary entanglement
The crowd listened and bursts of
applauds were made to show their
agreement with the speakers as
their points were made. After what
seemed like a long time Obama and
the dedication participants
appeared on the big screens to
include the first family, the King
family, Vice President Joe Biden
and his wife, Harry Johnson,
President of the Memorial
Foundation, Skip Harris, etc. The
crowd rose to their feet in almost
reverence for Obama and chanted
"four more years" over and over
again affirming his leadership.
Many people were emotionally
impacted by seeing him and reflect-
ed the need to keep their hopes
alive for a better America out of the
struggles African American's have
had in their life experiences.
Many buses brought people to the
event including ours led by
Cynthia Hunt. Together the James
Weldon Johnson Association for the
Study of African American Life and
History out of Jacksonville FL wit-
nessed history. It was a memorable
event for all who attended.
- Anita Shepherd
of religion and government.
A few thousand dollars of court
costs later, Congress passed the
Clergy Housing Clarification Act of
2002, and President Bush signed it
into law. This law approved the
deductions that Warren had taken in
the past, however, instated the IRS'
"fair market rental value" restric-
tion on deductions in the future.
With the recent interpretation of
the code, allowing ministers to own
more than one tax-exempt house,
the issue of constitutionality is
being raised once again.
DETROIT In a city where over
a quarter of its residents are unem-
ployed, and almost 30,000 of them
are either on probation or out on
parole, Detroit is looking to put ex-
convicts back to work. Last week,
the city held an "Offenders Only"
Job Fair at a local church.
Detroit City Council President
Charles Pugh organized the job fair.
The city council has even gone as
far as trying to get the question
'Have you ever been convicted of a
felony?' removed from job applica-
tions in Detroit.
"That group (ex-convicts) has
difficulties finding jobs," Pugh said
in an interview with Detroit Public
Radio on Thursday. "A lot of times,
folks who come out (of jail) and get
roadblock after roadblock and door
closed, they give up and some of
them re-commit crimes because
they feel that's their only option."
The job fair featured up to 200
potential job openings from
employers, and the only people
allowed a shot at the jobs had to
have a felony on their record. Pugh
feels that the lack of job opportuni-
ties for felons, including violent
felons, leads to recidivism.
"In this tough job market, we
know that it is difficult, regardless
of whether you have a felony or not,
to find a job," Pugh said. "But we
feel that population needs just a
boost of confidence and some hope
that there are employers out there
who will give them chances."
A Pew Center survey on recidi-
vism found that it actually declined
in Michigan by 18 percent between
1999 and 2004 because of a dra-
matic drop in the return of technical
violators. However, returns to
prison for new crimes jumped by
almost 21% during the period.
Since 2007, the Michigan
Department of Corrections' num-
bers show that parolees are return-
ing to prison 33 percent less fre-
quently. One of the organizations
that offered assistance at the job fair
was the Detroit-based non-profit
organization Focus: HOPE.
Founded in 1968 as a way to ease
the racial tension in the aftermath of
the Detroit riots, Focus: HOPE pro-
vides educational and vocational
training options for people with low
incomes as well as assistance with
food for those who are struggling.
"Our primary courses of study
would be advanced manufacturing,
which helps individuals to train to
become computer numerical con-
trol machinists and the other is
information technology," said
Julian Pate, the Director of
Education at Focus: HOPE.
Focus: HOPE also has machinist
training and medical assistant pro-
grams that are open to anyone,
regardless of their criminal history
or education. They have recently
launched a program in conjunction
with the "Earn & Learn" programs
that is centered on black males ages
18-24 who have been incarcerated
or chronically unemployed.
"What we're doing is trying to
prepare people for the workplace,"
Pate said. "It might be janitorial
services, or individuals who are try-
ing to put themselves on a sustain-
able footing and be trained along
"It's what we call 'work readiness
training.' For four weeks we will be
exposing them to the broad range of
what it means to be a customer
service worker, as well as to help
them identify the course of study
they may be interested in."
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FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 18 24, 2011
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NC A&T Sports Photo
HITTING TOP RUNNER: MEAC
rushing leader Mike May-
THE hew and the NC A&T Ag-
C gies go for fourth straight
STRETCH conference win at How-
MEAC LEADERS IN NORFOLK, WASHINGTON;
2011-12 SIAC PRESEASON HOOPS PICKS
Bowie State 22, Lincoln (PA) 10
Elizabeth City State 28, Virginia State 7
Johnson C. Smith 26, Virginia Union 19
Shaw 35, Fayetteville State 29, OT
Winston-Salem State 63, Livingstone 7
West Georgia 23, Saint Augustine's 21
B-Cookman 58, Fort Valley State 30
Florida A&M 47, Savannah State 7
Georgetown 21, Howard 3
Morgan State 52, NC Central 3
NC A&T 42, Delaware State 24
Norfolk State 34, Hampton 24
SC State 23, Georgia State 13
Albany State 25, Morehouse 15
Benedict 10, Clark Atlanta 7
Miles 45, Kentucky State 24
Stillman 24, Chowan 21
Tuskegee 41, Lane 17
Alabama A&M 24, Texas Southern 21
Alabama State 20, Prairie View A&M 7
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 22, Southern 15
Grambling State 44, Concordia-Selma 0
Jackson State 17, Miss Valley State 16
Glenville St. 30, W. Va. State 23, OT
Langston 41, SW Assemblies of God 13
Panhandle State 30, Texas College 0
Pittsburg State 69, Lincoln (MO) 6
Southwest Baptist 30, Central State 13
Tennessee State 42, Tenn. Tech 40
Webber Int'l 24, Edward Waters 14
Wesley 46, Virginia Univ of Lynchburg 0
West Chester 23, Cheyney 7
HOW THEY DID IT
BCSP No. 1 Alabama State 20, No. 10 Prairie View A&M 7
Alabama State took advantage of early
Prairie View mistakes to jump on top 17-0 at the
half and only allowed Prairie View one second-half
TD in downing the Panthers and staying undefeated
in SWAC play.
The Hornets (6-1, 6-0 E) scored their first
score, a Greg Jenkins l0-yard run, early after PV
fumble deep in its own territory. Its second score,
on a 34-yard Jenkins (21-31-1,215 yards) to Nick
Andrews (9 rec., 118 yards) pass play, came after
a short PV punt. ASU's Bobby Wenzig added a
39-yard field goal at the halftime buzzer. ANDREWS
PV's only score came on its first possession
ini the third quarter on Jermaine Waddy's 11-yard run.
BCSP No. 2 Norfolk State 34, No. 6 Hampton 24
Norfolk State (6-1,4-0 MEAC) jumped out to a 27-7 hafltime lead
and held on to down Hampton and stay unbeaten in league play and on
top of the MEAC standings.
NSUQB Chris Walley (20-35-1,265 yards) threw three first-halfTD
passes covering 49, 8 and 35 yards. NSU's clinching score came with 7:43
left on a 14-yard run by Randy Haynes after the Pirates scored 17 straight
second-half points to pulled with 27-24 early in the fourth quarter.
No. 3 South Carolina State 23, Georgia State 13
SC State placekicker Blake Erickson kicked three field goals and
QB Richard Cue passed for one and ran for one TD as the Bulldogs (4-3,
3-1 MEAC) got a non-conference win at home.
No. 7 N. C. A&T 42, Delaware State 24
Running back Mike Mayhew scored three
rushing TDs and wide receiver Larry Raper
hauled in three scoring passes from QB Lewis
Kindle (13-20-0, 173 yards, 3 TDs) as theAggies
(4-2, 3-0) stayed unbeaten in MEAC play with
a homecoming win in Greensboro.
Mayhew, the MEAC's rushing leader (112
ypg.), ran 24 times for 128 yards and scored on
runs of 1, 19 and 11 yards, all in the first half.
Raper hauled in five passes for 109 yards and
scoring receptions of 18, 27 and 9 yards.
DSU QB Nick Elko was 30 of 50 for 319
yards. Travis Tarpley had nine receptions for RAPER
No. 5 Winston-Salem State 63, Livingstone 7
Undefeated No. 5 Winston-Salem State (7-0, 6-0 CIAA S) scored
on two long punt returns, two fumble recoveries, 2 TD passes and three
scoring runs in walloping Livingstone.
Wide receivers Dominique Fitzgerald and Tehvyn Brantley brought
back punts 64 and 71 yards for scores, Carlos Fields had 22- and 40-yard
fumble returns for TDs, Nicholas Cooper (21 car., 122 yds.) had TD runs
of 1 and 13 yards and Kameron Smith (8-14-1) has scoring throws of 19
and 12 yards in the rout.
- No. 5 Jackson State 17, Miss. Valley State 16
Jackson State (6-1,4-1 E) RB Tommy
Gooden ran for one score and caught a 75-yard
TD pass in the third quarter from QB Casey
Therriault (22-40-1, 254 yards) to allow the
Tigers to edge MVSU.
The Delta Devils (0-7,0-6 E) scored first
after recovering a fumbled punt at the JSU 2.
JSU only got a 27-yard field goal in the first
half. Godden scored from two yards out on the
opening possession of the second half. MVSU
went back up 13-10 on Marvin Pittman's 45-
yard runbefore Gooden's 75-yard catch and run
with 11:10 Ileft in the third.
MVSU pulled within 17=16 on Carlos GOODEN
Sanchez's 26-yard field goal early in the final
- No. 8 Stillman 24, Chowan 21
SIAC West Division leader Stillman (6-1) scored 17 fourth-quarter
points to come back and knock off CIAA member Chowan (1-6).
Down 15-7 entering the fourth quarter, Stillman got a 49-yard scoring
run from QB Dondre Purnell, a 40-yard field goal and a 4-yard run from
Roger Dixon with 1:34 left to pull out the win.
Chowan scored on a 23-yard pass from Cameron Stover to Robert
Holland (7 rec., 93 yards) to go up 21-17 before the Dixon score.
- No. 9 Elizabeth City State 28, Virginia State
CIAArushingleaderDaronteMcNeill ran for
189 yards on 36 carries and scored on three short
runs as the Vikings (5-2, 3-1 E) downed Virginia
State (3-4, 2-3 E).
-Albany State 28, No. 10 Morehouse 15
Albany State (5-2, 1-0 E) took advantage of
four Morehouse turnovers to seize the lead in the
SIAC East with a win over the Maroon Tigers.
Albany State QB Stanley Jennings McNEILL
completed 15 of 28 passes for 200 yards and two
C IA A CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE
I ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
N. DIVISION W L W L
Eliz. City State 3 1 5 2
Bowie State 3 2 4 3
Virginia Union 2 3 4 4
VirginiaState 2 3 3 4
Lincoln 2 3 2 5
Chowan 0 4 1 6
Winston-Salem State 6 0 7 0
J.C. Smith 3 1 4 3
Shaw 2 2 2 5
Fayetteville State 2 2 2 5
St. Augustine's 1 3 2 5
Livingstone 0 4 1 6
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OL- Saverivi Reupena, Sr., ECSU -
WR- Jamian Smith, Sr., WR, SAC School-record
17 rec., 142 yards, 1 TO vs. W Georgia.
QB-Qulshon Odom, So., SHAW-24of42 for376
yards, 3 TDs in comeback win vs. FSU.
OB- Daronte McNeill,Jr., RB, ECSU 36 carries,
199 yards, career-high 3 TDs vs. VSU.
DL- John Davis, So., ECSU 7 tackles, 2 solos,
2.5 sacks and forced fumble vs. VSU.
LB Brandon McElwee, Sr., LINCOLN 16.5
tackles, 14 solos, 2 lor loses vs. BSU.
DB Marcus Skeen, Sr., SHAW 10 tackles, 6
solos, blocked FG in waning seconds vs. FSU.
ROOKIE- Terrence Malone, Fr., RB, VUU -102
yards on 11 carries, 1 TD vs. JCSU.
SPECIAL TEAMS Dom. Fitzgerald, WR/KR,
WSSU 154 all-purpose yds., 64-yd. punt ret. TD
MFAC M ID EASTERN
M EA C ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
W L W L
Norfolk State 4 0 6 1
N. Carolina A&T 3 0 4 2
S. Carolina State 3 1 4 3
Morgan State 3 1 4 3
FloridaA&M 2 2 4 3
Howard 2 2 3 4
Bethune-Cookman 1 2 3 3
Hampton 1 2 3 3
Savannah State 1 3 1 6
NC Central 0 3 1 5
Delaware State 0 4 2 5
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Isidore Jackson, Sr., RB, B-CU -19 carries for
156 yards and 3 TDs (13, 8, 20) in win over Fort
Ryan Davis, Jr., DE, B-CU -7tackles, 6 solos, 4.5
for losses of 26 yards including 2.5 sacks for -14
yards, 2 forced fumbles in win over FVSU.
AI-Terek McBurse, So., RB, FAMU 14 carries
for 218 yards and TD runs of 5, 60 and 31 yards
in win over Savannah State.
Sven Hurd, PK, B-CU 7-ol-7 PATs and 3 field
goals (37, 31, 37) in win over FVSU.
SIA C SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
S IA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Fort Valley State
SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Cameron Pearson, Fr., QB, FVSU Completed
16 of 29 passes for 321 yards, 4 TDs in loss to
Rashad McRae, Sr., DB, ALBANY STATE -10 tack-
les, 7 solos, 1 for loss, 2 Interceptions, 2 break-ups
and a forced fumble in win over Morehouse.
Keith Richburg, Jr., DB, MILES -7 solo tackles,
1 for loss, interception retuned 98 yards for a
TD vs. KSU.
Jessie Mitchell, Sr., KSU 3 pancakes
Ronnie Partridge, Sr., P, STILLMAN 5 punts,
41 yard average vs. Chowan.
SWAC TC SOUTHWESTENC
SWAC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Miss. Valley St.
Prairie View A&M
Ark. Pine Bluff
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Tommy Gooden, So.,RB, JSU- Carried 12 times for
83 yards and scored on 2-yard run also had four recep-
tions for 101 yards and a 75-yard TD vs MVSU.
Martin Gilbert, Sr., RB, TSU 25 came, 188 yards
and 2 TDs vs. Alabama A&M
Corey Hart, Sr., DE, AA&M- Eight tackles, three solos,
4forlosses of 20yardsincluding two sacksfor-8 yards,
a fumble recov and 3 hits on the QB vs. TSU.
Bobby Wenzig, So., P/PK, ALAB. STATE Kicked
two field goals (39, 21) and was good on two PATs
Greg Jenkins, r-Jr., OB, ALAB. STATE Hit on 21
of 31 passes lor 215 yards and 1 TD and ran for 1
TD in win over Prairie View A&M.
Langston 5 2
Concordia-Selma 4 3
Tennessee State 3 4
Edward Waters 2 4
VU Lynchburg 2 5
W. Va. State 1 5
Lincoln (Mo.) 1 6
Cheyney 1 6
Central State 0 7
Texas College 0 7
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE & NEWCOMER
Mike German, r-Fr., QB, TENN. STATE
- Completed 19 of 32 passes for 232 yards
and 2 TDs and ran for 1 score in win over
Antonio Harper, r-So., DB, TENN. STATE
- Had 9 tackles, 4 solos, 4 for losses of 19
yards including two sacks for -17 yards and 1
forced fumble in win over Tenn. Tech.
Ervin Kent, Jr., WR/KR, W. VA. STATE
- Brought back three punts for 45 yards with
a long return of 19 yards and had one kickoff
return for 66 yards in loss to Glenville State.
In Championship Circle
WSSU in; ECSU next to clinch?
Undefeated Winston-Salem State (7-
0, 6-0 CIAA S) is the first team to clinch a
postseason berth after its 63-7 thrashing of
With the win, second-year head coach
Connell Maynor's Rams earned a spot in the
Nov. 12 CIAA championship game in Durham
(N. C.) as winners of the South Division.
The Rams are 6-0 in CIAA play with only
an October 29th date with Shaw left on its
conference slate. The Rams have two out-of-
conference games left, this week at home vs.
Edward Waters (1:30 p.m.) and on Nov. 5 at
Johnson C. Smith could tie WSSU for
the division title if the Rams lose vs. Shaw
and JCSU wins its three remaining conference
games. But WSSU would still win the title by
virtue of its 28-10 head-to-head win over JCSU
on Oct. 1. JC Smith plays Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at
Saint Augustine's (2-5, 1-3) homecoming.
So, one half of the CIAA Championship
Game picture is complete.
The other half could actually just about
be completed this week when North Division
leader Elizabeth City State (5-2, 3-1 N) hosts
Bowie State (4-3, 3-2 N) at 1 p.m. Saturday
and Lincoln (2-5, 2-3 N) hosts Virginia State
(3-4, 2-3 N) at 1 p.m..
An ECSU win would give the Vikings a
two-game lead in the North and head-to-head
wins over three of the four teams just behind
them in the standings (BSU, Virginia Union
and VSU). An ECSU win coupled with a
Lincoln loss would give the division title to
the Vikings. Lincoln is currently alone in fifth
Albany State (5-2, 1-0 E) took the lead in
the SIAC East and a step towards representing
the division in the Nov. 12 league championship
game with its 25-15 win over Morehouse (5-
2, 1-1 E) last week. Albany State faces Clark
Atlanta (2-5, 1-2 E) in Waycross, Ga. Saturday
(3 p.m.) at the South Georgia Heritage Classic.
Morehouse hosts Benedict for homecoming
Miles (4-3, 1-0 W), the only West Divi-
sion team still alive behind Stillman (6-1, 3-0
W), beat Kentucky State last week and hosts
Lane (3-4,0-2 W) Saturday. Stillman is at Fort
Valley State (1-6, 1-1).
In the MEAC, Norfolk State (6-1, 4-0)
remained unbeaten in conference play with its
34-24 win over Hampton and surprising North
Carolina A&T (4-2, 3-0) also kept its confer-
ence slate clean with its 42-24 homecoming
win over Delaware State.
Pete Adrian's NSU Spartans are ranked
this week in the FCS national poll at 24th. It's
the first time the Spartans have been nationally
ranked since 2007.
This week Norfolk State welcomes in one of
the preseason MEAC favorites, Bethune-Cook-
man (3-3, 1-2), for a key Thursday night contest
to be carried live on ESPNU. B-CU rebounded
from a disappointing loss at A&T with a 58-30
win over Fort Valley State Saturday.
The game pairs the MEAC's top scoring
offense (B-CU, 31.8 ppg.) vs. the top scoring
defense (NSU, 18.4 ppg.). The teams are also
1-2 in total offense (NSU, 415.9 ypg., B-CU,
404.8 ypg.). B-CU leads in rushing offense
(215.7 ypg.) while NSU leads in passing offense
In other MEAC games, in Washington,
Howard (3-4, 2-2) hosts N. C. A&T for home-
coming. South Carolina State (4-3, 3-1) hosts
Florida A&M (4-3, 2-2). Hampton ( 3-4,
2-2) has its homecoming vs. North Carolina
Central (1-5, 0-3).
In the SWAC, the leaders in the East Di-
vision race, Alabama State (6-1, 6-0 E) and
Alabama A&M (5-2, 4-1 E) have a week off
in advance of their meeting next week (Oct. 29)
at Legion Field in Birmingham in the Magic
Three SWAC teams will play homecoming
games this week. Alcorn State hosts Concor-
dia-Selma, Grambling State hosts Mississippi
Valley State and Texas Southern hosts Central
The West Division race is far from over.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (4-3, 3-2 W) has wins
over both Prairie View A&M (4-3, 4-2) and
Southern (2-5, 2-3). All three are off this
German added to Rice Award Watch List
Tennessee State freshman quarterback Michael German's name has
added this week to the recently updated Jerry Rice Award Watch List, the
new award which honors the outstanding freshman in the Football Champi-
onship Subdivision (FCS). The award is presented by The Sports Network
and sponsored by Fathead.com.
A national panel of sports information and media relations directors,
broadcasters, writers and other dignitaries will select the first Jerry Rice
Award winner after the regular season. The legendary wide receiver, who
played in the FCS (then Division I-AA) at Mississippi Valley State, will be
on hand at the national awards banquet on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas, to present
German's addition brings the number of black college freshmen on the
list to four.
Added to the list earlier in the season were Morgan State linebacker
Michael Dallas II, North Carolina A&T defensive back D'Vonte Graham
and Howard quarterback Greg McGhee.
German, at 6-2, 215, was elevated to starter in October and went a com-
bined 60-for-89 for 798 yards and six touchdowns in his first three games.
In that time, the redshirt freshman extended his run of passes without an
interception to 131. He threw for 232 yards and 2 TDs in this week's upset
of nationally-ranked Tennessee Tech.
Dallas II, at 6-foot, 205, had 11 tackles versus Bowling Green and forced
two fumbles against Howard. The redshirt freshman corralled 43 tackles,
including 5.5 for loss, in Morgan State's first seven games.
Grant, a 5-11,215 linebacker, totalled a team-high 43 tackles, including 3.5
for loss, one sack, one interception, one pass break-up, two quarterback hits,
one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the Aggies' first six games.
McGhee (6-3, 200), a mobile left-hander was a threat as a passer (123
of 223 for 1,197 yards and 10 touchdowns) or a runner (275 yards) through
his first seven games.
SIAC preseason basketball selections
ATLANTA-The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference an-
nounced the 2011-2012 SIAC Men's and Women's Basketball Preseason
All-Conference Teams as voted on by the SIAC Basketball Coaches Associa-
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
Norfolk State vs. Bethune-Cookman in Norfolk, VA 7:3p
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
Elizabeth City State vs. Bowie State in Elizabeth City, NC 1p
Lincoln (PA) vs. Virginia State in Lincoln University, PA 1p
Winston-Salem State vs. Edward Waters in Winston-Salem, NC 1:30p
Livingstone vs. Fayetteville State in Salisbury, NC (HC) 1:30p
Saint Augustine's vs. Johnson C. Smith in Raleigh, NC (HC) 1:30p
Chowan vs. Shaw in Murfreesboro, NC (HC) 6p
ESPNU Delayed 10:30pm ET
SC State vs. Florida A&M in Orangeburg, SC 1:30p
Howard vs. NC A&T in Washington, DC (HC) 1p
Hampton vs. NC Central in Hampton, VA (HC) 2p
Kentucky State vs. Tuskegee in Frankfort, KY 1 p
South Georgia Heritage Classic
Clark Atlanta vs. Albany State in Waycross, GA 3p
Fort Valley State vs. Stillman in Fort Valley, GA (HC) 2p
Morehouse vs. Benedict in Atlanta, GA (HC) 2p
Miles vs. Lane in Fairfield, AL (HC) 4p
Alcom State vs. Concordia-Selma in Alcom State, MS (HC) 2p
Grambling State vs. Miss Valley State in Grambling, LA (HC) 2p
Texas Southern vs. Central State in Houston, TX (HC) 2p
Cheyney vs. Shippensburg in Cheyney, PA 1p
Shepherd vs. West Virginia State in Shepherdstown, WV 12n
Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee State in Richmond, KY 2p
Lincoln (MO) vs. Emporia State in Jefferson City, MO 2p
NW Oklahoma State vs. Langston in Alva, OK 2p
1. ALABAMA STATE (6-1) Beat Prairie View, 20-7. NEXT: Idle.
2. NORFOLK STATE (6-1) Downed Hampton, 34-24. NEXT: Hosting
3. S. C. STATE (4-3) Got by Georgia State, 23-13. NEXT: Hosting FAMU.
4. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (7-0) Walloped Livingstone, 63-7. NEXT:
Hosts Edward Waters.
5. JACKSON STATE (6-1) Nipped Miss. Valley State, 17-16. NEXT: Idle.
6. N. C. A&T (4-2) Defeated Delaware State, 42-24. NEXT: At Howard's
7. HAMPTON (3-3) Fell to Norfolk State, 34-24. NEXT: Hosting NC Central
8. STILLMAN (6-1) Edged Chowan, 24-21. NEXT: At Fort Valley State.
9. ELIZABETH CITY STATE (5-2) Beat Va. State, 28-7. NEXT: Hosts
10. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (3-3) Beat Fort Valley State, 58-30. NEXT:
Hosts Fort Valley State.
(TIE). ALBANY STATE (4-2) Knocked off Morehouse, 25-15. NEXT: Clark
Atlanta in Waycross, Ga.
GERMAN DALLAS II
The men's team returns two selections from the 2010-2011 team led
by Marcus Goode of Benedict while the women's team returns seven
selections, including all five first-team selections, led by Sammeika
Thomas of Miles. Both Goode and Thomas earned SIAC Player of the
Year honors last season.
Goode, a native of Chapin, SC, is the leading returning scorer in the
SIAC, averaging 17.4 points per game. The 6-10 junior center also aver-
aged 11.7 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game last season, both of which
led the SIAC, while helping lead Benedict to the men's regular season
title and a berth in the NCAA Division II tournament. Joining Goode on
the preseason first team is teammate Xavier Collier, Daniyal Faquir
of Morehouse, Mario Jordan of Paine and Lee Riley of Stillman.
Thomas, a native of Birmingham, AL, averaged 12.5 points and 9.7
rebounds per game, which was second in the SIAC. Defensively, the 6-2
junior forward was eighth in the SIAC in steals with 2.3 per game and
fourth in the SIAC in block shots with 1.8 per game. Thomas is joined
by Symone Wilkerson of Albany State, Conisha Hicks of Clark At-
lanta, Jasmine Birdsong of Fort Valley State and Jamila McKinnis
of Stillman on the women's preseason first team.
Benedict and Fort Valley State were picked to repeat as the men's
and women's regular season champions, respectively. The Tigers finished
the regular season with a 21-8 overall record, 20-4 in the SIAC, while
the Lady Wildcats, who also won the SIAC tournament title, finished
with a 22-10 overall record, 17-5 in the SIAC.
MEN'S PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1) Benedict 2) Stillman 3) Tuskegee 4) Clark Atlanta 5) Morehouse 6) Claflin
7) Kentucky State 8) Paine 9) Lemoyne-Owen 10) Albany State 11) Miles 12)
Fort Valley State 13) Lane
WOMEN'S PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
1) Fort Valley State 2) Miles 3) Benedict 4) Kentucky State 5) Albany State 6)
Tuskegee 7) Stillman 8) Clark Atlanta 9) Claflin 10) Lemoyne-Owen 11) Lane
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Bishop Eddie Long Scandal: Lawyer Drops
Long's Accusers for Violation of Settlement
The lawyer for
three of the men
involved in the
duct suit against
Long has dropped
her clients after
they violated a Bishop Eddie
agreement, according to Fox News.
Lawyer Brenda Joy (BJ)
Bernstein and co-counsel Jay Sadd
decided to drop Jamal Parris,
Spencer LaGrande and Centino
Kemp because of a conflict of inter-
est, as Long's lawyers have moved
to collect "not less than $900,000"
for violation of the settlement.
Long's attorneys are demanding
arbitration because they claim the
three men violated the settlement
terms through interviews with the
media and on Twitter. They state
that Jamal Paris and Spencer
LaGrande violated the terms when
they participated in an interview
with the Atlanta Journal
Constitution and CNN, and that
Centino Kemp failed to adhere to
settlement terms when he tweeted
in reference to the case.
Long's attorneys claim that Kemp
wrote tweets such as "I was literal-
ly your hooker,".
They are seeking $300,000 per
violation and claim that there is no
cap on the amount of damages they
Long, the New Birth Missionary
Baptist Church pastor of Atlanta,
Ga., was charged with sexual mis-
conduct in Sept. of 2010 after the
five young men, all members of the
church, filed a lawsuit against him
claiming that he lavished them with
gifts, trips and money while coerc-
ing them into sexual contact. Long
denied the charges and vowed to
fight them, all the while maintain-
ing that he tried to.serve as a father
figure to the young men and offer
7 B IPATDI
Civil rights and civic leaders, rallying for jobs, lead a march to the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
in Washington Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. From right, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, unidentified, Martin
Luther King III, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.
Sharpton Marches for Jobs and
Justice on MLK Dedication Day
"Best M an 2" in the works Universal Pictures has officially signed on to be the stu-
dio home of Best Man 2 Deadline Hollywood reports the original director, Malcolm Lee, will return to the helm.
And he's working on locking down the original cast featuring Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Monica Moore, Nia
Long, Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, and plenty more shown above at their 12th year reunion. Lee wrote and
directed the original, a comedy in which a writer (Taye Diggs) is preparing to be the best man for his football
player buddy (Morris Chestnut), but the timing is bad because the writer's autobiographical novel is about to pop
and it describes everybody's business. The original grossed $35 million. Lee's plan is to ask the original cast to
reprise; in fact, the whole idea came out of a reunion dinner he held with most of the cast members, and they
sparked to the idea of a re-team and so did the studio.
Thousands descended upon
Washington, D.C. Saturday to
demand jobs, full voting represen-
tation for the District of Columbia
and an end to partisan bickering on
Capitol Hill to kick off The Martin
Luther King Jr. March for Jobs and
The event began with two pre-
march rallies with performers and
speakers, including D.C. Mayor
Vincent Gray and activist and for-
mer D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy.
Members of "Occupy D.C." an
extension of the "Occupy Wall
Street" movement organized the
early morning portion of the event,
which was designed to honor King
and bring attention to issues, espe-
cially those affecting
Washingtonians, including taxation
without representation in D.C., the
need for jobs and economic reform
"I hope [this] makes people see
that we are not as free as we think
we are," said native Washingtonian
Sheila Garey. "Everyone is still a
slave to something and we need to
work together to try to stop it."
Garey's sentiments were echoed
in speeches by D.C. Council mem-
ber Kwame Brown and Del.
Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Participants then gathered near
the National Sylvan Theater at 15th
Street and Independence Avenue
NW for proceedings organized by
the Rev. Al Sharpton's National
Sharpton's rally focused on the
nation's high unemployment and
the Senate's rejection of President
Obama's American Jobs Act on
"We bailed out the [automobile
industry]...We bailed out Wall
Street, now it's time to bail out our
working class people!" exclaimed
Martin Luther King III.
Following that rally, the demon-
strators marched to the site of the
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
on the National Mall, which will be
officially dedicated tomorrow from
8-11 a.m. at the Tidal Basin next to
the memorial off Independence
Avenue. The dedication will feature
Aretha Franklin, who will sing
"Precious Lord," one of King's
favorite hymns. Jennifer Holliday
and Sweet Honey in the Rock are
also scheduled to perform and a
host of dignitaries and artists are
scheduled to speak.
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