of Gretel and
Gadhafi as a
sought to unify
n the continent
NYPD cops settle Sean Bell
case by retiring with pay
NEW YORK Nearly five years after an unarmed man died in a bar-
rage of 50 police bullets following his bachelor party in Queens, two of
the shooters faced a long-delayed disciplinary trial that could cost them
Detective Gescard Isnora and Officer Michael Carey are charged with
violating department guidelines by using unnecessary force in the 2006
shooting of Sean Bell, who died on what would have been his wedding
The 23-year-old Bell was killed and two friends seriously injured out-
side a topless bar where police were investigating reports of prostitution.
No weapon was found in Bell's blood-splattered, bullet-riddled car,
sparking accusations that the New York Police Department was too quick
to use deadly force in his case and others.
The disciplinary proceeding follows a 2008 non-jury trial where Isnora
and two other officers were acquitted of criminal charges. Carey was
never charged criminally.
The two other officers acquitted in the criminal trial are trying to nego-
tiate plea deals in their disciplinary cases.
Last year, the city agreed to pay $3.25 million to the estate of Bell, $3
million to Guzman and $900,000 to Benefield to settle a civil suit
ACLU urges Atty. General Holder
to end racial profiling by the FBI
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has accused the FBI of
improperly targeting racial, ethnic and religious groups for investigation.
In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the ACLU said Thursday
that FBI analysts have linked criminal behaviors with certain racial and
ethnic groups, and subsequently have used U.S. Census data and other
demographic information to help map criminal patterns as a basis for fed-
As an example, the ACLU pointed to the FBI using the information
that San Francisco was home to one of the oldest and largest ethnic
Chinese populations outside of China to justify opening an investigation
into longstanding organized crime activities within that community. They
also found that the bureau cited an increase in Georgia's Black popula-
tion as a reason to watch that area for potential threats from Black sepa-
The ACLU gathered the documents under the Freedom of Information
Act, and urged the attorney general to put an immediate end to what the
organization calls, "unconstitutional practices." The group has also post-
ed an online petition asking the Justice Dept. to limit FBI intelligence-
gathering to "true threats" and not "suspicion without evidence."
DNA frees prisoner after 30 years
NEW ORLEANS A man convicted of raping a woman in 1981 but
cleared last month by DNA tests was freed from a Louisiana prison last
week after nearly 30 years behind bars.
Henry James was released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at
Angola a day after state District Judge Henry G Sullivan vacated his con-
viction. Jefferson Parish prosecutors had joined James' lawyers from The
Innocence Project New Orleans in asking Sullivan to throw out the case
and order James' immediate release.
The Innocence Project says James served the longest prison sentence of
any Louisiana inmate cleared by DNA tests.
James, now 50, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after he
was convicted in 1982 of raping an acquaintance who lived near him in
James' lawyers say he had interacted with the woman several times and
was with her husband a day before the attack. The woman initially told
police she didn't know her attacker, but she later picked James out of a
lineup, according to his attorneys.
When The Innocence Project sought to perform DNA tests on the rape
kit in the case, the crime laboratory initially couldn't find the evidence
but later did.
NCAA grad rate hits 82 percent
INDIANAPOLIS College athletes are outperforming other students
in the classroom, and they're doing it at a record rate.
Eighty-two percent of freshman athletes who entered school in 2004-05
earned degrees within six years, according to the NCAA's newest
Graduation Success Rate. The report, released Tuesday, also shows that
the four-year graduation rate hit 80 percent for the first time.
Both numbers had been stuck at 79 percent.
Even the traditionally lower federal rate hit 65 percent, a record high for
athletes, compared with 63 percent for all other college students The dif-
ference between the federal figures and the NCAA numbers is that the
government doesn't account for transfer students, regardless of whether
One possible reason for the increases is that the Ivy League schools
were included in the NCAA calculations for the first time this year. They
had not previously been included because the Ivy League does not award
scholarships based on athletic performance.
Graduation rates for male athletes jumped five percentage points to 83
percent, while female athletes improved two percentage points to 92 per-
cent. Among black athletes, the rate improved four percentage points to
68 percent. White athletes came in at 87 percent, a three-percentage point
increase. And baseball, which has traditionally lagged among the lowest
scoring sports, made a one-year jump from 69.6 percent to 77.4 percent.
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Volume 25 No. 1 Jacksonville, Florida October 27 November 3, 2011,
Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Law Struck Down by Judge
Welfare recipients will no longer
be forced to abide by Florida's con-
troversial new law requiring them
to pass a drug test in order to
This week, Federal Judge Mary
Scriven issued a temporary injunc-
tion ruling that the law was dis-
The lawsuit was filed by the
American Civil Liberties Union on
behalf of Luis Lebron, a 35-year-
old Navy veteran and single father
who is finishing his college degree.
"I served my country, I'm in
school finishing my education and
Russell Warren Nuptials
Raven Russell and Quinton Warren were wed on Satuday, October 22,
2011 at the Mandarin Community Center. It was love at first sight as they
begin their life journey together. The couple chose purple and gold for
their wedding colors in honor of their alma mater, Edward Waters College.
Raven is the daughter of Carmen Emeroy and Kenneth Russell of
Fernadina Beach, and Quinton is the son of Celeste Warren of Miami, FL.
Quinton is employed at the Coach Warehouse and Raven is a full time col-
lege student. Following a honeymoon in the Bahamas, they will reside in
Jacksonville. R. Silver photo.
trying to take care of my son,"
Under the drug testing law, which
took effect on July 1, 2011,
Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF) applicants were
required to submit and pass a urine
test for drug use before receiving
assistance. In addition to passing
the test, applicants were also
required to pay around $30 to $35
to have the test administered, and
then wait to be reimbursed by the
state if they passed. If their test was
positive, the applicant would lose
benefits for one year.
Florida was the first to enact the
law since Michigan tried to over a
American Express selects
Hester Clark Agency as
Woman Contractor of the Year
OPEN, the small busi-
ness division of the
financial services com-
pany, has recognized The
Hester Group as Woman
Contractor of the Year.
contracting, The Hester
Group has grown to
become one of the
owned strategic commu-
nications and program
management agencies in
Hester Taylor Clark
started the company in
her Jacksonville home in Agency founder Hester Clark with company Vice
1998. The business also President Roslyn Phillips show off their award.
has a satellite office in Alexandria,
Candidates provided details about
their work and success in govern-
ment contracting via a detailed
application which were then delib-
erated over by a panel of judges.
The VIP awards are part of
Members of the Jacksonville and Bold City Chapters of the Links, Incorporated (shown above), donned their pink
t-shirts and tennis shoes for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk. A national initiative of the organization, the
sister trekked three miles through downtown Jacksonville in the 2011 Race for the Cure. The race, which brings
thousands annually to Downtown Jacksonville, raises funds for breast cancer research. Following the race, the
women enjoyed camaraderie and fellowship while gathering material for breast cancer awareness at the Fairgrounds.
American Express OPEN's Victory
in ProcurementTM (VIP) for Small
Business initiative. Launched in
2009, VIP is a national program
designed to help small business
owners capitalize on the enormous
growth opportunity provided
through government contracts.
PLANO, Tx. A serial rapist
appears to be preying on the
Dallas-Fort Worth-area alumni of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Sisters in the sorority have been
warned to take precautions as
police in Plano, Coppell and
Corinth, Texas investigate serial
sexual assaults committed against
four African-American women in
their mid-50s to mid-60s -- all of
whom are affiliated with the DST
The attacks began 11 months ago
and occurred as recently as Oct. 14.
Each of the assaults took place
between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. in the
victims' homes, and in every inci-
dent the perpetrator revealed he
knew personal information about
the victim, according to Piano
Officials did not disclose a motive
for the sexual assaults, but police
believe the cases are linked due to
their "glaring similarities."
In a statement published on the
sorority's website, sorority officials
urged members in the Dallas-Fort
Worth area to "take precautionary
"Since receiving news of these
incidents, our primary concern has
been the safety of our members,"
said Cynthia Butler-McIntyre -
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Family and Friends Pack the House to Honor 31
Year Law Enforcement Career of Willie Perry
Family and friends of endeared law
enforcement officer Willie Lee Perry
packed the Jacksonville Firefighters
Hall to celebrate his thirty-one year
law enforcement career with the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
"Rarely a week goes by that when
someone finds out who I am that they
don't tell me my father saved them
from jail or the graveyard," said
Wil'Sean Perry, Willie's only son.
The evening was hosted by Bishop
Rudolph McKissick, Jr. And his wife -
Kimberly. Perry and his brothers ..
were a staple in the McKissick -
household and graciously told stories
about his "brother" and shared child-
hood memories. Male family mem-
bers, the "Messenger Men" also
saluted Perry with a dance medley
tribute to the Temptations and the
Other speakers roasting the honoree
included Police Chief Joe Henry,
Kenneth Reddick, Bishop
McKissick, Sr. and his daughter and
son-in-law Wilneishea and Bruce
Burwell. Invited guests also enjoyed
a buffet, candy buffet and live DJ.
The evening concluded with an
emotionally full Perry addressing the
hundreds in attendance with a big
"thank-you". He also danced his ren-
dition of James Brown to "I Feel -
Good" and enjoyed the evening with .
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Shown above is Pastor Clinton Bush owner of City Kidz Ice Cream, Mayor Alvin Brown and Stanton student
Luke Gayle. T Austin photo
Enterprising Students Lauded by Mayor for Winning Flavors
Fifteen college-bound students were special guests at City Hall as Mayor Alvin Brown congratulated them
for their recent success at the World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Championship Contest in Madison, Wisc. The
Dairy Expo allows the winners to leverage the winning flavor for marketing and advertising purposes when
launching a product to be sold in supermarkets. City Kidz Branded Ice Cream can now utilize this national
winning claim on its ice cream containers for the flavor "Viva Vanilla." They received the President's merit
Michael Baisden Investing in Small Businesses with "Million Dollar
Radio personality, best-sell-
ing author, filmmaker, and
leader of the successful civil
rights march in Jena, LA,
Michael Baisden not only talks
the talk afternoons on his na-
tionally syndicated "The
Michael Baisden Show," he also
walks the walk. On Monday,
October 24, Baisden announced
his plans to give away a half-
million dollars to small busi-
nesses and non-profits via a
"Million Dollar Business Pitch"
campaign. Listeners must tune
into the radio show, Twitter, or
FaceBook on November 28th
for submission details. "It's time
for those of us who have done
well because of the people, to
give back to the people," ex-
presses Baisden. "While we
relax in our comfortable homes
driving our expensive cars, fam-
ilies are being destroyed. I un-
derstand that I can't save the
world, but I can reach back and
help as many people as I can
and hopefully inspire others to
do the same! It's time to pay it
forward in a big way!"
From author to radio person-
ality, to filmmaker and now so-
cial and political activist,
Michael Baisden is committed
to advancing the global commu-
nity to a better place. Baisden's
contribution for the campaign is
not from corporate sponsors, but
is coming directly from his wal-
let. ""You see that's our prob-
lem, if we can't make a profit off
helping people, we don't do it.
While I welcome corporations
and others to support us, I can't
wait for their budget cycles to
make a decision," he cites.
Over the past eight years, the
outspoken and sometimes con-
troversial radio pioneer has ad-
vocated for civil rights issues,
campaigned for voter registra-
tion, supported free health clin-
ics, and promoted mentoring
with a 70-city bus tour. Most re-
cently Baisden took his micro-
phone to Occupy Wall Street in
New York, engaging his listen-
ers up close and personal with
protesters from the site.
"As President Obama said, we
can't wait fourteen months;
some of my listeners won't sur-
vive another fourteen weeks.
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with the release of his new e- Show on Facebook (on Bais-
novel entitled, "Never Satisfied: denlive) and Twitter (@Bais-
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and his new film "Do Women nounced live on The Michael
Know What They Want?" on Baisden Show on November
TimeLife slated for release later 28th between 3:00 and 7:00
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lar titles, "Men Cry in the Dark," denlive.com to listen to the live
"The Maintenance Man," and stream or download the TuneIn
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Chair Aviation I
Former students stand around their instructor
Former Students Honor Gretel & Gertie
Dance School Founder Ernestine Cox
Barbara Mack, Adrienne Barringer
with one of their former costumes.
by Lynn Jones
In the late 1950s Ernestine Cox
and Priscilla Jones had a dream to
bring the art of dance to the youth
of Jacksonville. Soon, the Gretel &
Gertie Dance School was born in a
garage on 7th Avenue near Myrtle.
The talented duo organized and
managed a school that achieved
state-wide acclaim for its artistic
contributions for over 40 years.
Last week, former students
Brenda Onofroy, Ronald Gavin,
Norma Bennett, Murnance
Coleman, and Elizabeth Holmes
honored that legacy by organizing
an event to roast and recognize the
two women who gave their hearts,
talents and motherly love to stu-
dents throughout Jacksonville.
The tribute, dubbed "Former stu-
dents of the Gretel and Gertie
School, a Tribute Celebration hon-
oring Mrs. Ernestine Cox and Mrs.
Pricilla Jones (posthumously)" was
held at Carl's Main Street
Restaurant. Mrs. Cox was over-
whelmed to see the many friends
that came out to share in the
school's history and legacy of
dance and theatre. Former students
ago in addition
to musical trib-
Onofro y ,
work and car-
ing, that's what
made us out-
Clemes began her dance instruction
there when she was just 6 years old.
Now at age 50, Tommy smiled as
she recalled Mrs. Cox class with
jubilant memories and the "leader-
ship and guidance that gave her
poise and stature."
Many students that attended the
celebration gave accolades and
words of testimony to the many
nights of dance practice, stem talk,
discipline and fun. Emestine Cox's
warm spirit filled the room with a
sense of pride and dedication.
"I taught the children to dance.
I'd take them to shows and bring
them back and say, now dance that
dance you just saw," said Mrs. Cox
The tribute concluded with the
heralded instructor changing into
her dance attire and proving to her
Onofroy. former students that she "still has
Former student Ovena Daniels it" to Marvin Sapps "Never Would
agreed, "she made us hold our head Have Made It." Her dance moves
high and feel good about ourselves, at four years shy of 100 proved that
A value system was given to us and her faith, hard work and determina-
regardless of your
parent's status in
the community, wet .
were all equal."
From the late
1950's until the
mid 1980s, Mrs.
Cox and Mrs.
much of their time
to the training of
youth for body
school regularly held Event organizers included Murnance Coleman,
recitals in addition to Norma Bennett, Anest Schell-McCarthy, Brenda
a well remembered Johnson-Onofroy and Ronald Gavin.
production in 1956
entitled "The Colossal Stupendous tion was her driving force.
Show," which featured acrobatic "I'm 96 years old and there's
stunts, ballet, creative and modem nothing wrong with me, I dance
dancing, bebop, and tapping. better now, then I did then."
Former student Thomasina
Dr. Chester Aikens
Dr. Chester Aikens, a Jacksonville
dentist, attorney, and businessman,
is the new Chairman of the Board
of the Jacksonville Aviation
Authority. Jacksonville's aviation
system consists of four distinct air-
ports Jacksonville International
Airport, Cecil Airport, Jacksonville
Executive at Craig Airport, and
Herlong Recreational Airport. He
also starts his second four-year
term on the board after recently
being appointed by Mayor Alvin
Brown. Aikens will serve as its
chair as JAA celebrates its tenth
Dr. Aikens, who served on the old
Jacksonville Port Authority during
the 1990s, looks forward to contin-
ued growth even in an economical-
ly challenging environment. Over
the past ten years, JAA's operating
revenues have grown steadily from
just over $40 million in 2002 to an
estimated $63 million this year.
The JAA's total economic impact
last year alone was approximately
$2.9 billion dollars and provided an
estimated 30,000 direct and indi-
rect jobs related to aviation.
Builders Care treats homeowner to new home after fire -
Inez Green, an 82-year retired DCSB cafeteria manager, whose home
severely burned in May, 2011 received the keys to her completed restored,
furnished and decorated home Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 Builders Care and a
multitude of tradesmen performed the extreme home make-over in approx-
imately 3 weeks. Local interior designer Judith Johnston donated her time
and talent to make Mrs. Green's home move-in ready with everything she
would need right down to forks, knives and spoons. T Austin photo
Glynis Roebuck, Anita Barnes, Winsome Brett, Aniss Railey,
Darryeyl Railey, Octavia Barnes, Minnie Jackson and Dana Newman
enjoy the Southern Womens Show. The annual event for women is a
shopping extravaganza for women of all ages. FMPphoto.
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)
630-1404; Fax (904) 630-1242; TTD- (904) 630-1580.
Stephen C. Joost
Bill Bishop, Chair
Cheryl L Brown
Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 3
October 27 November 3, 2011
Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press
Governor's drug testing hits a major block
Sometimes in sports the best
defense is a good offense. With that
in mind, the Florida Justice
Institute, ACLU of Florida and Mr.
Luis LeBron took on the state and
made a strong case that the state's
drug-testing program for welfare
recipients was wrong.
U.S. District Court Judge Mary
Scriven discarded the state's argu-
ments that the drug-testing pro-
gram did not violate the U.S.
Constitution's ban on unreasonable
searches and would instead entan-
gle thousands of potential TANF or
Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families in web of red tape.
Judge Scriven said, "The consti-
tutional rights of a class of citizens
are at stake, and the Constitution
dictates that the needs asserted to
justify subverting those rights must
be special, as the case law defines
that term, in order for this excep-
tion to the Fourth Amendment to
She added, "That showing has
not been made on this record."
Most opponents of the bill
argued the same point that the
judge made in so many words -
it's discrimination against poor
When the bill was being consid-
ered by the legislature, proponents
actually argued that drug testing
would save the state money.
Scriven also addressed the notion
of cost savings saying that the
state's attorneys did not produce
"competent evidence that any
TANF funds would be saved by
instituting a drug testing program."
Unfortunately, some "conserva-
tives" think that most poor people
have drug habits and are lazy
because they cannot find good pay-
ing jobs. I know ludicrous right!
But that is exactly how many
welfare receipts felt despite the fact
that the governor and many legisla-
tors said that the bill was more so
about protecting children. Before
Scott even took office he cam-
paigned for drug testing of people
who receive TANF before they can
Playing their tea party base, I
heard many Republicans say that
the issue tested well amongst their
By the way, when Gov. Scott
signed the bill, Florida became the
only state in the nation to require
drug testing for welfare recipients.
Message to the Governor: this is
not a new notion. Other states have
studied the issue and decided that
testing recipients was not cost
effective, according to a study by
the Center for Legal and Social
There are other states that test
welfare recipients, but their testing
requirement is much more narrow.
This means that if a recipient has a
history of drug abuse or a drug
related conviction then testing
maybe required not "just
In fact, a similar law was struck
down in 2003 by a federal court in
Michigan. So again, it is no sur-
prise to many opponents of the bill
that Judge Scriven found it uncon-
Here's another interesting fact
brought out by opponents of the
bill. We have been here before. A
pilot drug-testing program was shut
down in Florida in 2001 after it
showed no significant difference in
drug use between welfare recipi-
ents and the population at large.
Under the testing law, recipients
were required to pay for the tests
and periodically be retested at their
expense in order to continue receiv-
ing TANF benefits. If applicants for
funds pass the drug test, at some
point they would have been reim-
bursed for their cost.
So our state was essentially ask-
ing poor people to go get a test that
could cost anywhere from $10 to
In his released statement several
months ago, Governor Scott said,
"While there are certainly legiti-
mate needs for public assistance, it
is unfair for Florida taxpayers to
subsidize drug addiction."
I made this point on the floor of
the House of Representatives; if we
are testing welfare recipients,
should also be testing students who
get Pell Grants? Those are public
funds right? How about testing the
CEOs of corporations that get gov-
ernment incentives? Those are pub-
lic funds right?
If the purpose of testing TANF
recipients is to ensure that the
money is not being used for drugs,
then we need to be consistent and
enforce that same standard on all
people receiving government sup-
It's the presumption of drug use
that is the problem here. If a person
had a history of drug abuse then
most people would probably under-
stand, but that's not the bill that
passed the legislature.
Funny how easy it is to make
assumptions while leaving in mil-
lion dollar mansions.
Signing off from the Department
of Children and Families,
Media treats Obama much worse than GOP challengers
by George Curry
News media coverage of
President Obama is much more
negative than stories about each of
his Republican challengers, netting
him almost four negative stories for
every positive one.
That's the conclusion of an
extensive study by the Pew
Research Center's Project for
Excellence in Journalism.
According to the report, titled "The
Media Primary," Texas Gov. Rick
Perry received the most coverage
and was subject to the most favor-
able coverage until several weeks
ago, when he was overtaken in that
category by Herman Cain.
"One man running for president
has suffered the most unrelenting
negative treatment of all, the study
found: Barack Obama. Though
covered largely as president rather
than a candidate, negative assess-
ments of Obama have outweighed
positive by a ratio of almost 4-1,"
the report stated. "Those assess-
ments of the president have also
been substantially more negative
than positive every one of the 23
weeks studied. And in no week dur-
ing those five months was more
than 10% of the coverage about the
president positive in tone."
The analysis of coverage in
11,500 news media outlets was
conducted from May 2-October 9.
While 57 percent of Obama's cov-
erage was considered neutral, 9
percent was positive and 34 percent
was negative. At the other end of
the spectrum, 32 percent of Rick
Perry's coverage was rated positive
and 20 percent considered nega-
Every Republican candidate still
in the race except Newt Gingrich
had favorable coverage at least
double that of President Obama. In
the cases of Michele Bachman and
Herman Cain, it was triple the pos-
itive coverage of Obama and near-
ly triple for Republican front-run-
ner Mitt Romney.
Only Gingrich had a higher per-
centage of negative coverage than
Obama with 35 percent, just one
percentage point higher than the
president. However, Gingrich's
favorable coverage stood at 15 per-
cent, six points higher than
Interestingly, although Perry did
not enter the race until August -
three months after the study began
- he received more coverage than
any other candidate. Moreover,
even after poor performances in the
Republican presidential debates, he
received the most flattering cover-
age over the period studied 32
percent positive, 20 percent nega-
tive and the remainder neutral.
Coverage of Cain was 28 percent
positive two points higher than
Romney and 23 percent negative,
which was four points lower than
Romney's negative coverage.
Cain's recent coverage has more
positive than his overall numbers
reflect because prior to his winning
the Florida straw poll, he was large-
ly ignored and received more nega-
tive coverage than in recent weeks.
The sour economy and
Republican attacks are responsible
for much of President Obama's
negative coverage, according to the
"In many stories, Obama was the
target of not only the whole roster
of GOP presidential contenders. He
was also being criticized in often
harsh terms by Republicans in
Congress," the study found.
"Added to that, members of his
own party began criticizing him on
both policy and strategy grounds,
particularly as his poll numbers
fell. And for much of this period,
the president's coverage reflected
the biggest problem on his watch -
a continual flow of bad news about
the U.S. economy."
Even the killing of Osama bin
Laden did not reverse the presi-
dent's poll numbers.
"One reason is that many of the
references to his [Obama's] role in
the hunt for bin Laden were
matched by skepticism that he
would receive any long term politi-
cal benefit from it. Another was
than bin Laden news was tempered
with news about the nation's econ-
And that is the problem. While
journalists are compelled to cover
stories about political warfare and
the economy, they should not
attack Obama or anyone else in
news stories under the guise of pro-
viding context for readers and
An Associated Press story on
May 2 is a textbook example of this
"A nation surly over rising gas
prices, stubbornly high unemploy-
ment and nasty partisan politics
poured into the streets to wildly
cheer President Barack Obama's
announcement that Osama bin
Laden, the world's most wanted
man, had been killed by U.S. forces
after a decade long manhunt. The
outcome could not have come at a
better time for Obama, sagging in
the poll as he embarks on his re-
The news of bin Laden's death
was almost buried.
The story could have also been
presented this way:
"Despite former President
George W. Bush's promise to cap-
ture Osama bin Laden 'dead or
alive,' it was his successor who
delivered on that promise in grand
fashion, prompting thousands of
U.S. citizens to take to the streets in
Another option: "President
Obama, who had his foreign policy
credentials questioned repeatedly
during the 2008 presidential cam-
paign, delivered on a campaign
pledge to kill Osama bin Laden if
ever presented the opportunity, a
surprise action that led to impromp-
tu celebrations across the United
Either approach would have pro-
vided more relevant context than
AP wrapping its story in the highly-
charged language of his Republican
President Obama knew he would
be double-teamed by GOP congres-
sional leaders and Republican can-
didates hoping to unseat him. But
he probably didn't expect the
stealth attacks from major media
George E. Curry, former editor-
in-chief of Emerge magazine and
the NNPA News Service, is a
keynote speaker moderator and
. - .. .-- -
Whatever happened to
Black political power ? "
"Any time you throw your weight
behind a political party... and that party
can't keep promises that it made ... and
you're dumb enough to walk around con-
tinuing to identify with that political party,
you're not only a chump but a traitor to
your race. "- Malcolm X, 1964.
So what do you think Malcolm X would say to radio host Tom Joyner's
"plea to the Blackman" blog statement: "Let's not deal with the facts right
now ... let's just deal with our Blackness and pride and loyalty. We have
a chance to re-elect the first African-American president, and that's what
we ought to be doing ... because he's a Black man."
Fifty years after Malcolm X preached "Black Power" and its concepts of
economic and political equity, a Black family resides in the White House
and people like Joyner want to keep them there without posing the ultimate
question of: "What have you done for me lately?"
Malcolm X had a brilliant rap and great power and influence. His "by
any means necessary" pledge to Black equality holds great sway in the
"Black Power" psyche. For Joyner to be willing to overlook the fact that
Black Americans have the lowest average income of any large racial group
in the nation; are incarcerated at alarmingly high rates, and are still segre-
gated and profiled just to get Obama re-elected is a disservice to Black
political empowerment. Wouldn't Malcolm's rap on the subject be that
African Americans "should take stock of what the Obamas being in the
White House has accrued?"
At the basis of political struggle are economic interests. The economic
interests of Black Americans are not mutually aligned with the Democrats,
or the Republicans. In areas of social justice, economic development and
public safety, the vast gulf between what is needed and what is provided
from government demands re-evaluation. President Obama's tone toward
Blacks' problems is for us to: "Stop whining." And Herman Cain says to
the Black and poor that: "If you don't have a job and you're not rich, blame
African Americans are a racial minority in a country where racism is a
fact of life. In the current scheme of things, Black-oriented issues are reg-
ularly put on the back burner and it makes sense to form African-American
interest groups who are willing to bring our issues to the forefront of
American political discourse. Things can change for us if we make a point
of consolidating our own political voting power. Black Americans can no
longer complain about how we are treated without adopting tried and true
methods to take political power. Identifying with Black culture is neces-
sary. Being part of a 2012 Black voting bloc would be a bold move to put
balance back in the American political landscape leading up to the presi-
Some Black Americans will like lemmings go the Joyner "Keep a Black
Man President" route. In contrast, others will become forces that make
their own political fortunes. The Black Political Party Media Fund is a
Washington, D.C.-based 527 organization of note that is laying the foun-
dation for a ticket of "Black Power" proponents to get on all 50 state bal-
lots in 2012 and compete in a serious way with Barack and the Democrats
and whomever the GOP nominates. For those able to think and act outside
the "Mainstream Box," Black-oriented political pursuits can provide pur-
pose, vision, and hope. The Black Power 527 is paying petition gatherers
in several states and working on a website and strategy that enables mil-
lions of people to conduct a "virtual primary" in mid-2012. The Black
Political Party Media Fund's projects include reaching out to Facebook and
Twitter users to advocate "Black Power" objectives over their networks and
in their various locales. The group seeks citizen journalists ready to advo-
cate African Americans' interests and points of view. The organization is
seeking paid staffers and volunteers to work in every state senate district in
the country and on HBCU college campuses signing up "delegates" to a
Black Party convention.
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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.
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
Philip R. Cousin AME Hosts Visiting
Ministers for 125th Anniversary
The Philip R. Cousin AME Church will be celebrating their 125th Church
Anniversary November llth 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.
Parishioners Charge Ponzi Scheme, Sue
Bishop Eddie Long and CEO Ephren Taylor
by Dani Wright
They hoped they would see green,
but now they're just seeing red. As
Churchgoers at Bishop Eddie
Long's New Birth Missionary
Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga.,
have filed a class action lawsuit
alleging that they were victims of a
Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Long
and businessman Ephren Taylor.
Five years ago, at age 23, Taylor
was touted as the youngest African-
American CEO of a public company
in the U.S., City Capital
According to the lawsuit, filed on
Wednesday in a DeKalb County,
Georgia, state court, ten parish-
ioners lost more than a million dol-
lars after investing in City Capital.
In Oct. 2009, Long held a three-day
investment seminar at his church,
encouraging members to invest in
"I am responsible for everyone I
bring before you and what they say,"
Long said at the seminar, according
to the lawsuit. "The gentleman that I
am going to bring before you is an
ordained minister. That gives me
great pride to bring him for you."
Those who jumped on board lost
every penny, to find out later that
not only was Taylor not licensed to
sell investment products, but that his
company was in financial trouble.
Earlier this year, Long took to
YouTube to publically call out
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The scene at New Birth Missionary Baptist from its hey day of packed houses.
Taylor and urge him to "do what's
right" and return the parishioners'
money with interest. Though it's not
clear whether Long took part in the
scheme, or if he knew of City
Capital's financial woes, both the
church and Long were compensated
for soliciting the investment, con-
tends the lawsuit.
Taylor is no longer with the com-
pany, and has not commented in
press reports. Long's congregants
aren't the only ones taking action
against the former CEO, however.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this month
in the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of North Carolina,
Taylor and other individuals and
financial institutions are accused of
helping to perpetrate Taylor's Ponzi
scheme with wire fraud, interstate
transportation of stolen property,
money laundering and racketeering,
among other violations.
"Today is the first step in achiev-
ing justice for hundreds of victims
whose tens of millions were sup-
posed to go toward 'socially con-
scious' investments, but instead
enriched Ephren Taylor and his
cohorts," said Cathy J. Lerman, one
of the plaintiffs' lawyers. "This self-
described minister-- who targeted
and bilked hard-working, devout
minorities for his own financial
gain--must be brought to justice."
Plaintiffs in both cases say they
lost either some or all of their life
savings after being wrongly
schemed by Taylor.
Taylor is most recognized from
featured appearances in the national
media, including CNN, Forbes,
NPR and Fox News. He was also
tapped to create and manage a $1
million endowment fund for rapper
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Investors Sought for Documentary Serving
as a Catalyst to Repair the Black Family
A new television documentary will
tackle the issue of broken families
in Black communities all across the
United States. Entitled "On My
Own", the production will present
the stories of African American
mothers who are struggling to raise
children without help from the men
who fathered them.
The documentary's producers see
it as a catalyst for real change in the
Black family. Additional funding is
needed to bring the project to
fruition. It is slated for a 2012
release. Contributions are being
accepted at the following link:
The hour-long presentation will
explore the impact absent fathers
have on their families. The story
will be told by women who juggle
work and family responsibilities, as
well as by women who must rely on
the government for assistance, as
they try to house, raise, feed and
educate their children. Historical
perspective will be woven-in,
including slavery and the Civil
Rights Movement, and the effects of
the media and peer pressure on
women and children will be
explored. The contributions of the
black church also will be covered.
Viewers will hear from the children
and about the difficulties they face -
Central Metropolitan CME
presents "Harvest Day" 2011
Rev. Marquise L. Hardrick, Pastor of Central Metropolitan CME Church
and The Harvest Day Committee invite the community to join in celebrat-
ing Harvest Day, Sunday, October 30, 2011, 10:45 a.m. Bishop Teresa
Snorton is the morning worship speaker. The church is located at 4611
North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL. For more information call 904 354-
7426 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
their need for a male role model,
their feelings of inadequacy, aban-
donment and frequently of guilt,
and of the resentment they often
Viewers will also hear from
fathers, some who regret not having
been there for their families, and
some who would like to assume a
greater role in raising their children.
Noting that a disproportionately
large percentage of the black
women she came in contact with
were single mothers, filmmaker
Rachel Miller observed that they
were "intelligent, productive, beau-
tiful, and strong."
Rachel Miller is a young black
filmmaker with a Master's Degree in
Media Arts from Long Island
University. She currently works for
New York 1 News in New York
City, having served previously as a
public affairs television assistant for
Bill Moyers (PBS).
To contact the filmmaker Rachel
Miller, visit www.littleharrietpro-
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Africans remember Gadhafi
as martyr, benefactor
BAMAKO, Mali Muammar
Gadhafi's regime poured tens of bil-
lions of dollars into some of
Africa's poorest countries. Even
when he came to visit, the eccentric
leader won admiration for handing
out money to beggars on the streets.
"Other heads of state just drive
past here in their limousines.
Gadhafi stopped, pushed away his
bodyguards and shook our hands,"
said Cherno Diallo, standing
Monday beside hundreds of caged
birds he sells near a Libyan-funded
hotel. "Gadhafi's death has touched
every Malian, every single one of
us. We're all upset."
While Western powers heralded
Gadhafi's demise, many Africans
were gathering at mosques built
with Gadhafi's money to mourn the
man they consider an anti-imperial-
ist martyr and benefactor.
victims, many of them innocent
Some analysts estimate that the
Gadhafi regime invested more than
$150 billion in foreign countries,
most of it into impoverished
"Gadhafi was a true revolutionary
who focused on improving the lives
of the underdeveloped countries,"
said Sheik Muthal Bin-Muslim,
from the Gadhafi mosque in Sierra
Leone's capital that was built with
Libyan funds. Muslim worshippers
were planning an all-night vigil in
honor of the slain Libyan leader.
In Bamako, the capital of the
desert nation of Mali, one huge
Libyan-funded mosque was built
right next door to the U.S. Embassy.
And in Uganda, Gadhafi built a
mosque that can host more than
30,000 people. Libyan-funded
In this March 19, 2011 file photo, supporters of beseiged
Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi cheer as they rally in support
of him in the city of Bamako, Mali.
Critics, though, note this image is
at odds with Gadhafi's history of
backing some of Africa's most bru-
tal rebel leaders and dictators.
Gadhafi sent 600 troops to support
Uganda's much-hated Idi Amin in
the final throes of his dictatorship.
And Gadhafi-funded rebels in
Sierra Leone forcibly recruited chil-
dren and chopped off limbs of their
companies -- everything from
mobile phone companies to cookie
factories -- are valued at $375 mil-
lion and employ more than 3,000
people in the small East African
country. Schoolchildren and
Muslim supporters lined the roads,
waving Libyan flags, whenever
"Gadhafi was a godfather to
many Ugandans," said Muhammed
Kazibala, a head teacher at a
Libyan-funded school in the coun-
The Libyan leader also built a
palace for one of Uganda's tradi-
tional kingdoms. It was a fitting
donation for a man who traveled to
African Union summits dressed in a
gold-embroidered green robe,
flanked by seven men who said
they were the "traditional kings of
Gadhafi used Libya's oil wealth
to help create the AU in 2002, and
also served as its rotating chairman.
During the revolt against Gadhafi,
the AU condemned NATO
airstrikes as evidence mounted that
his military was massacring civil-
Gadhafi's influence even extend-
ed to Africa's largest economy: The
Libyan leader supported the African
National Congress when it was
fighting racist white rule, and
remained close to Nelson Mandela
after the anti-apartheid icon became
South Africa's first black president.
Current President Jacob Zuma
also was one of the most outspoken
critics of the NATO airstrikes in
Libya, and he told reporters he
thought Gadhafi should have been
captured and tried, not executed.
The ANC Youth League
described Gadhafi as an "anti-impe-
rialist martyr" and a "brave soldier
and fighter against the recoloniza-
tion of the African continent."
For many of Gadhafi's support-
ers, the military operation to oust
him was another example of the
Western interference and neocolo-
nialism that he railed against.
F. Mbossa, 52, a school teacher in
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo,
said she was shocked by the "arro-
gance of the West" in carrying out
the NATO airstrikes.
"It's clear that France and the oth-
ers never truly wanted an independ-
ent Africa and that is why they
never hesitated to kill all those who
advocate for a strong and unified
Africa," Mbossa said with tears in
her eyes. Continued on page 13
Joann Manning, Natasha Home, Brandi Williamson, Center Director Kenderson Hill, Gabriel Davis,
Human Resources Manager Bob Cooper, Robert Thornton and Odella Anderson.
Jacksonville Job Corps Students
Learn Value of Volunteerism
Jacksonville Job Corps students
"Made the Difference: during the
annual make a Difference Day
National Campaign by volunteering
with the Susan G. Komen Race for
the cure. Without a cure 1 in 8
women in the US will continue to
be diagnosed with breast fight
against breast cancer.
Students began their volunteer
efforts on October 17th and worked
tirelessly to assist the organization
with their preparation for the event.
Students stuffed over 300 of the
5000 packets set up over 50 tables
and placed several hundred chairs
for the participants. Students assist-
ed with registration and folded hun-
dreds ofT shirts. In addition to their
volunteer service students raised
$600.00 to donate to the founda-
Forty five students donated over
174 man hours to this wonderful
events. The students at Job Corps
organize the value of giving back to
community and volunteer several
times a month to give back to the
community. Jackonville Job Corps
center trains about 525 students per
year. The young men and women
study to become, carpenters, elec-
tricians, certified nurse assistance,
office administrators, pharmacy
technicians and other professionals.
The center's top priority is to teach
eligible young people the skills they
need to become employable and to
help place them into meaningful
careers. Job Corps is a taxpayer-
supported education and career
technical training program adminis-
tered by the United States Labor
Department. The program helps 16
to 24 year old men and woman to
improve the quality of their lives
through career technical and aca-
demic training. The Job Corps pro-
gram serves about 60,000 students
each year at 124 centers across the
U.S. and Puerto Rico.
For more information on
Jacksonville Job Corps Center
please visit www jacksonville.job-
corps.gove. For more information
contact Joann Manning-Business &
Community Liaison 360-8200.
Seven Easy Ways You Can Ruin Your Skin
Late nights. Hard partying. Yo-yo
dieting. It's the lifestyle of many
young people, but the bad habits of
our youth can take a toll on our face
years later. In fact, it's precisely
such reckless behavior that can
impact skin long-term.
"My average patient is in her late
30s or early 40s and feels that in her
20s, she didn't do all she could to
take care of her skin," says derma-
tologist Heidi Waldorf. "Now she's
trying to live a healthier lifestyle.
She wants to look like the best ver-
sion of herself."
Adds Waldorf, who also has an
A-list dermatology practice in New
York City: "It still does amaze me -
the number of people who don't
recognize the damage they are
doing to their skin."
The good news is that keeping
your skin looking youthful isn't so
difficult, as long as you start reme-
dying these 7 bad habits now:
As if smoking doesn't cause
enough problems, it also takes a toll
on your face. "People say, 'I just
smoke socially.' Well, [that's
enough to] damage your skin!"
Waldorf says. "It's the development
of free radicals and then there's the
repetitive puckering. Add the facial
lines to the damage done to your
Chin agrees. "Smoking dehydrates
and kills elasticity, depriving skin
of essential nutrients," says Chin,
owner of the Christine Chin Spa in
New York City, whose clients
include Penelope Cruz, Hilary
Swank and Kate Moss. Even your
lips will lose their luster with ciga-
rette use, Chin says. Convinced to
kick the habit for good? Your mirror
will thank you!
2. Messing With Your Acne
Your mom warned you... and she
was right. "Trying to break blem-
ishes all by yourself is like trying to
be your own dentist," Chin says.
"Most acne is embedded deeply and
when you pop it, you push the bac-
teria further into the skin."
3. Eating Too Much Junk
Mom was also right when she
told you to put down those fries and
pick up that broccoli. But with new
findings on what's good and bad for
you caffeine and chocolate have
been found to contain beneficial
antioxidants should we really be
concerned about that cheeseburger
and fries? "Junk food won't perma-
nently damage your skin but you'll
gain weight ," Waldorf says.
4. Sleeping With Makeup On
Late nights can lead to lazy skin
care. But skimping on those five
minutes of facial cleansing and
moisturizing can have long-term
effects on your complexion!
"The problem with going to bed
without washing your face is that
your makeup has already had all
day to migrate to the pores, where it
concentrates and causes irritation
and inflammation," Waldorf says.
"Then, overnight, your face is
pressed against the pillow, you
sweat and the makeup congregates
at the pores even more."
5. The Consequences
of Tattoos and Piercings
"I try to explain to younger
women that they're not wearing the
same makeup or clothes they were
wearing last year. Do they really
want something permanent on their
bodies?" Waldorf says. "You'd
think it would be obvious that a tat-
too is a permanent scar. You're talk-
ing five to 20 laser treatments to
remove it and some inks are
impossible to remove.
"With piercing, when it's in an
area like the belly button, it can lead
to nickel allergies; you'll end up
allergic to all costume jewelry later
on. If you pierce cartilage, like the
ear, you risk a deforming scar,"
6. Getting Too Crazy
With The Tweezers
Skin care experts caution against
overplucking facial, bikini and eye-
brow hair, as well as forcing out
buried ones. We've all done it: You
see an ingrown hair on your leg or
bikini line, so you grab your tweez-
ers and start digging. Or those
annoying stray facial hairs are driv-
ing you crazy so you try to pluck
them out. Stop!
"People end up with discol-
oration, scarring and ingrown hairs
from chronically manipulating the
area [where the offending follicle]
is," Waldorf says. "Just trim the
hair; that way you're not going to
hurt yourself. Use a toothbrush to
get an ingrown hair out or use over-
the-counter hydrocortisone. And
get rid of your magnifying mirror!"
7.Not Worrying Enough ...
Talking on the phone. Even
something as benign as talking on
the phone can be bad for your com-
plexion; the bacteria on the dirty
receiver can cause acne and
Hair products. These are another
concern for the acne-prone. Their
oils can drip onto your face when
you sweat. Ask your doctor for vita-
min recommendations, too the
wrong ones can result in a breakout.
Which products you're using. Are
you using the right products for
your skin type? Harsh acne treat-
ments and astringents can
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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
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Clara White Mission presents its
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For First Black Marines, Credit Long Overdue
(AP) OCEANSIDE, Calif. -
Oscar Culp does not like to remem-
ber. His mind has erased the harsh-
est details. But the pain still stings
for the 87-year-old WWII veteran,
who endured boot camp in a snake-
infested North Carolina swampland
as one of the first blacks admitted to
the Marine Corps.
He wipes a tear. Black Marines
were barred from being stationed
with whites at nearby Camp
been featured in popular songs or
Hollywood films, or recognized
The Corps' new commandant
intends to change that.
Nearly 70 years after becoming
the last military branch to accept
blacks under orders from President
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941,
Congress will vote Tuesday on
whether to grant the Montford Point
Marines the Congressional Gold
Carrel Reavis poses in front of a photo of him (far right) with two
friends taken in the late 1940s in San Diego. The Marine Corps was
the last military branch to racially integrate. Now the Corps' top gen-
eral is pushing to honor the history of the Montford Point Marines. AP
Lejeune. But what hurt worse, he
says, was returning from the battle-
field to a homeland that ordered
him to sit at the back of the bus and
drink out of separate fountains from
the white Americans he had just put
his life on the line to protect.
"Excuse me," he says, pulling out
a handkerchief. "Sometimes we get
a little emotional about it."
The story of the first black
Marines is a part of history few
Americans and even few
Marines have learned. Unlike
the Army's Buffalo Soldiers or the
Air Force's Tuskegee Airmen, the
Montford Point Marines have never
Medal, the nation's highest civilian
The Corps up until now has not
actively broadcast the painful chap-
ter in the 235-year-old history of an
institution that still is largely white,
especially in the higher ranks where
less than 5 percent of officers are
But Commandant Gen. James
Amos whose own 2010 appoint-
ment made him the first Marine avi-
ator named to the Corps' top job -
has made diversifying the staunchly
traditional branch a top priority.
Amos has ordered commanders to
be more aggressive in recommend-
ing qualified black Marines for offi-
cer positions. The Corps this sum-
mer named the first black general,
Maj. Gen. Ronald Bailey, to lead its
storied 1st Marine Division at
The Marine Corps also plans to
teach all Marines next year about
Montford Point, the base near the
coastal town of Jacksonville, N.C.,
that the Corps set up for blacks to
keep them separate from white
Marines. It operated from 1942 to
"Every Marine from private to
general will know the history of
those men who crossed the thresh-
old to fight not only the enemy they
were soon to know overseas, but the
enemy of racism and segregation in
their own country," Amos said.
Amos has spent the year lobbying
Congress to grant Montford Point
Marines the civilian medal, which
was given to the Tuskegee airmen
in 2006. "It's long overdue," Amos
recently told the last remaining
Montford Point Marines.
Most of the 19,000 Montford
Point Marines have died, their fel-
low Marines say.
"For the most part, we lost our
history purposely," said Culp, who
has only a few black-and-white
photographs from those days.
"They didn't want the world to
know our history."
Unlike the Tuskegee pilots -
featured in the upcoming
Hollywood film "Red Tails" to be
released in January the Montford
Point Marines were not officers in
the war. The Corps gave those pro-
motions to whites, said University
of North Carolina historian Melton
McLaurin, whose book "The
Marines of Montford Point" is
being considered by Amos for his
must-read list for Marines.
"The Corps did not want these
guys," McLaurin said. "The com-
mandant of the Corps at the time
said if he had a choice between
250,000 African Americans he
used the term negroes and 5,000
whites, he would rather have the
Culp had just graduated from
high school in Charlotte, N.C. at 18
when he volunteered to join in 1943
at the height of WWII.
"The Marine Corps was adver-
tised as the most elite military
organization, and I wanted to be
part of the best to prove, given the
chance, that we can do whatever
anybody else can do," he said.
He was bused with the other
black recruits and dropped at a
small shed with a guard who led
them into the woods to huts that
would serve as their barracks.
The white drill instructors let it be
known they did not agree with the
new policy forced on the Corps,
with some calling it a disgrace.
The Montford Point recruits were
not allowed to enter Camp Lejeune
unless accompanied by a white offi-
cer. The few times they went for a
training exercise they had to wait to
eat until the white Marines had fin-
"Montford Point was hell really,"
Culp said. "The water was bad. The
barracks were made out of some
kind of cardboard. It was cold in the
winter. There was ice on the deck
where we would sleep."
He saw drill instructors beat those
who did not march correctly.
"You just had to take it, take a
rifle snapped across your head or be
kicked. It didn't happen to me but I
saw it happen to other people,"
Culp said. "I really try to forget
about the worst things that hap-
He was sent to the Pacific where
his all black ammunition company
dodged gunfire as they ferried sup-
plies to the front lines and carried
back the dead and wounded. He
oversaw the care of white Marines
in the brig.
Montford Point Marines partici-
pated in the seizure of Okinawa and
came under heavy fire at Iwo Jima,
winning praise from some white
officers for their actions. They were
sent to Japan to clean up the ash
after the atomic bomb was dropped
But after the war, the Corps dis-
charged all but 1,500 of them.
Culp remained, driven by the
injustice that "they wanted us to get
"Even after the war they wanted it
to be lily white again," he said.
"They did certain things to try to get
A platoon of Montford Point Marine recruits stands at attention in
New River, N.C., in April 1943. Gregorv Bull
the African Americans out and
show they were not needed any-
more. But we had proven that we
could do anything the whites could
do and sometimes even better."
Carrel Reavis, 88, was among
those who were discharged. But he
took a bus from Camp Pendleton
across country to Baltimore, Md.
where he signed up again.
The Corps continued to resist
desegregation even after President
Harry S. Truman's 1948 order, his-
torians say. It wasn't until the
Korean war that black Marines
fought alongside their white coun-
Moving up the ranks remained
difficult. Reavis stayed the same
rank for 10 years while he watched
the Corps promote white corporals
over him to staff sergeant in a cou-
ple of months. "We resented things
like that and that's what happened to
us," he said, "but who could we go
to correct it or stop it? Nobody."
Montford Point Marines pushed
each other. Those with college
degrees taught the ones without
education how to read and write.
"The perseverance we had was all
the same," said Reavis, who stayed
in the Corps for 21 years and whose
oldest son fought as a Marine in
Vietnam, losing his left leg. "We
were like a brotherhood."
Reavis, who served in Korea, said
they formed their own organization
in 1965, the Montford Point Marine
Association, to preserve their lega-
Culp left in 1966 as a master gun-
nery sergeant at Camp Pendleton.
He settled in Oceanside, a Pacific
coast military town bordering the
base, where he opened a furniture
store with another Montford Point
Marine. Their business card reads:
"Two people you can trust."
Current Marines and their spous-
es browse through the store,
unaware of the two men's place in
history. Their offices are adorned
with black-and-white Marine Corps
photos, including one of Culp
among a sea of white faces at
Twenty-Nine Palms Marine base in
He remains close friends with
both white and black Marines.
Joining the Corps, he says, was his
life's "proudest" accomplishment.
"If all of the Montford Point
Marines had to go through what
they had already gone through
again to protect our country, they
would," he said.
The nation's first black Marines
received a rare national tribute this
week as the House voted to award
the Montford Point Marines with
the Congressional Gold Medal, the
highest civilian honor given by
More than eight months after
announcing that First Lady
Michelle Obama would be writing
a book about healthy eating, Crown
Publishing unveiled the title and
cover image for the book this week.
American Grown: How the White
House Kitchen Garden Inspires
Families, Schools, and
Communities will arrive in book-
stores and be available for digital
downloads next Spring.
In the book, Obama will explore
how better access to healthy,
affordable food can promote better
eating habits and improve health of
families and communities across
America. She will describe how her
daughters Sasha and Malia were
catalysts for change in her own
family's eating behavior, which
inspired her to plant an edible gar-
den on the South Lawn the first
since Eleanor Roosevelt's "Victory
Garden" during World War II.
The book will provide resources
for readers to get involved in the
movement to create community,
school and urban gardens, support
local farmers' markets and make
small lifestyle changes to achieve
big health results.
Obama didn't take an advance for
the book and plans to donate all net
or after-tax author proceeds to a
charity or charities to be named
later. Random House Inc., the par-
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Obama Foreclosure Plan: President
Outlines New Changes to HARP
WASHINGTON -- Seeking to
circumvent congressional opposi-
tion, President Barack Obama is
promoting a series of executive
branch steps aimed at jumpstarting
the economy this week, beginning
with new rules to make it easier for
homeowners to refinance their
The White House said changes to
the two-year-old Home Affordable
Refinance Program will help home-
owners with little or no equity in
their houses refinance by cutting
the cost of doing so and removing
caps to give deeply underwater bor-
rowers access to the program. The
new rules apply to homeowners
with federally guaranteed mort-
gages who are current on their pay-
With the president's jobs bill
struggling in Congress, the White
House is refocusing its efforts on
steps Obama can take to address the
nation's economic woes without
getting lawmakers' approval. In
addition to the refinancing pro-
gram, the White House said Obama
will also announce executive action
later this week to help students bet-
ter manage their student loan pay-
The new push comes with a fresh
catchphrase as the White House
tries to push Republicans into
action: "We can't wait." It's
Obama's latest in a string of slogans
aimed at blaming GOP lawmakers
for lack of action on the economy.
White House communications
director Dan Pfeiffer said that while
executive actions are no substitute
for Congress passing elements of
the jobs bill, the economy requires
Last month, Obama announced a
$447 billion jobs plan, filled with
tax increases on the wealthy and
new spending on education, infra-
structure and aid to state and local
governments. Efforts to pass the
full measure were blocked by
Senate Republicans, who see the
president's proposal as a second
That's left Obama and his
Democratic allies pushing lawmak-
ers to pass the bill in individual
pieces, though the fate of most of
the measures remains unclear.
White House economic adviser
Gene Sperling said the president
considered including an expansion
of mortgage refinancing in his jobs
bill, but felt the changes could be
implemented more quickly through
The changes to the so-called
HARP program will be implement-
ed by the independent Federal
Housing Finance Agency. At its
core, the initiative will relax eligi-
bility standards, allowing those
who are 25 percent of more under-
water on their mortgages to take
advantage of loans with lower inter-
The administration is also
extending the program through the
end of 2013. The program was orig-
inally slated to end in June 2012.
The federal refinancing program
only covers mortgages created
before June 2009 and owned or
backed by government-controlled
mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and
Freddie Mac. Borrowers also must
be current on their payments.
When the program began in
2009, administration officials
hoped at least 4 million Americans
would take advantage. But as of
August, about 894,000 homeown-
ers had refinanced their mortgages
through the program.
White House officials said they
had no estimates for how many
homeowners would be eligible for
refinancing under the new rules or
how many might take advantage of
"However many homeowners are
going to be helped by this, they will
be very grateful for the assistance
that will allow them to refinance at
today's low rates," White House
spokesman Jay Carney told
reporters aboard Air Force One. He
indicated the president would take
additional executive actions this
year if Congress fails to act on ele-
ments of his jobs bill.
New laws will make it more difficult for
African-Americans to get to the polls
by Cord Jefferson Blacks are
African-Americans have been again, althou
denied proper voting rights in sinister reason
many ways since the founding of a new study
the United States. At first they Blacks can't
couldn't vote at all, and when they they don't ha
finally were given the right to suf- According
frage, things like poll taxes stood the Brennan
Nearly a quarter of African-
Americans don't have photo
identifications. That's compared
to about 11 percent of the nation
at large. Why that matters when
discussing voting is because
more and more states are
requiring voters to have a
photo ID when they vote
in the way of getting to the voting photo ID wl
booth the way the disenfranchise- Blacks less li
ment laws once had. When poll means people
taxes didn't stop Blacks from com- and others a
ing to the polls, occasionally mobs tionately lock
of armed whites would be waiting process.
to beat African-Americans who Other laws
dared to exercise their voting right. ple will have
Now, 46 years after the Voting certificate to
Rights Act outlawed discriminato- ing voting rig
ry practices at the polls, many seems like
gh some for a less
n than angry mobs -
indicates that some
vote simply because
ve proper ID.
to a new report from
Center for Justice at
NYU's law school,
nearly a quarter of
don't have photo
That's compared to
about 11 percent of
the nation at large.
Why that matters
voting is because
more and more
states are requiring
voters to have a
hen they vote. With
kely to have ID, that
Like Dorothy Cooper
are being dispropor-
:ed out of the election
stipulating that peo-
Sto show their birth
vote are also distress-
ghts advocates. If this
a very reasonable
request why shouldn't a person
have a birth certificate then
consider this, from Slate:
The reason minorities are so
much harder hit by these seeming-
ly benign laws has its roots in the
tragic legacy of race in this coun-
try. They still work because that
old Black man, born into Jim
Crow in 1940, may have had no
birth certificate because he was not
born in a hospital because of
poverty or discrimination. Names
may have, been misspelled on
African-American birth certifi-
cates because illiterate midwives
sometimes gave erroneous names.
While seemingly simple to a lot
of people, getting proper ID and
birth certificates can be extremely
difficult for many African-
Americans. It only adds insult to
injury when those same Blacks are
denied their voting rights as well.
If these kinds of laws are allowed
to stand, it will be a return to the
old days of poll taxes and armed
voter suppression. The only differ-
ence is that the bigots will have
turned in their clubs and fists for
briefcases and prejudiced legisla-
Report: Jim Crow
Policies Are Still Alive
by Danielle Wright, BETN
If you thought the Jim Crow era
was over, think again.
A new report, From Jim Crow
Jobs to Employment Equity,
released by the Center for Social
Inclusion (CSI), shows that Jim
Crow still exists today in the job
In the market, six of the seven
occupations with the highest
salaries are overrepresented by
whites, while conversely, three of
the six lowest-paid occupations are
disproportionately represented by
people of color, says the report.
Additionally, one in six Blacks and
one in eight Latinos are jobless,
compared to one in 12 whites.
Formally in effect from 1876 to
1965, Jim Crow laws introduced
and supported the segregation of
races and subsequently classes.The
system relegated Black Americans
to second-class citizenship and seg-
regated their participation in social,
civil and economic life, in addition
to opportunities for education.
Today, the report says, the legacy
of those policies persists.
People of color still dominate
low-skill, low wage occupations
and are more likely to lack a college
degree, the study reports. In addi-
tion, people of color have inade-
quate transportation, which in turn
hinders them from reaching job
centers far from their homes, and
that many do not live where
employers locate and where gov-
ernments have failed to build public
"If we are going to have the
vibrant and healthy economy that
our elected leaders promise, they
need to guarantee increased wages
and invest in infrastructure and edu-
cation to create more equitable out-
comes," said Maya Wiley, execu-
tive director of CSI.
Even when people of color over-
come many of the obstacles facing
them, according to the report, they
still often face discrimination.
Ultimately, if America wants a
"better life" for everyone, CSI sug-
gests that changes to policies that
discriminate against people of color
need to change.
ivs. Ferry's Free Press Page 11
October 27 November 3, 2011
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October 27 November 3, 2011
FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 25 31, 2011
CIAA DIVISION WINNERS IN; SIAC TEAMS ON
THE VERGE; TIGHT SWAC, MEAC RACES
1 2011 BLAC C0LLE E F00TBALL(ei sad Woors
C IA A CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE
N. DIVISION W L W L
"Eliz. City State 4 1 6 2
Virginia State 3 3 4 4
BowieState 3 3 4 4
Virginia Union 2 3 4 4
Lincoln 2 4 2 6
Chowan 1 4 2 6
SWinston-Salem State 6 0 8 0
J.C. Smith 3 2 4 4
Fayetteville State 3 2 3 5
St. Augustine's 2 3 3 5
Shaw 2 3 2 6
Livingstone 0 5 1 7
S Clinched Div. title
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OL- Larry McDonald, Sr., OG, FSU -
WR Kevin Hodrick, Sr., CHOWAN -10 catches,
149 yards, 1 TD in win over Shaw.
QB- Cameron Stover, So., CHOWAN 24 of 40
for 374 yards, 4 TDs in win over Shaw.
OB- DaronteMcNell, Jr., RB, ECSU -41carries,
159 yards, 2 TDs in win over Bowie State.
DL- Brad Davis, Jr., DE, ECSU -5 solos, 3 hurries,
2 sacks for loss of nine vs. Bowie Stale.
LB Chaz Robinson, So., SAC -16 tackles, 11
solos, 1 for loss, 1 pass breakup vs. JC Smith.
DB- DaKorion DeSamme, So., CHOWAN -2 in-
terceptions vs Shaw, 1 returned 55 yds. for TD
ROOKIE Chauncey Concepcion, Fr., B, FSU
-125 yds., 13 carries, passed for 183 yards
SPECIALTEAMS- Michael Lima, R-Fr., PK,SAC
- 2 FGs, 4-of-4 on PATs vs. JCSU.
M AC MID EASTERN
C ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
N. Carolina A&T
S. Carolina State
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Isidore Jackson, RB, B-CU- Rushed for206 yards
on 34 carries in win over Norfolk State.
Ryan Davis, DE, B-CU 11 tackles, 8 solos, six
for -25 yards, forced and recovered a fumble
Damlen Fleming, Fr., QB, FAMU 34 of 40, 297
yards, 1 TD in win over SC State.
Greg McGhee, Fr., QB, HOWARD-24of35, 242
yards, 2 TDs in overtime win over NC A&T.
Vincent Harper, HAMPTON 96% grade, 4
Everett Goldbert, PK, NSU Connected on
A SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
DVN CONF ALL
E.DIVISION W L W L W L
Albany State 2 0 4 1 6 2
Morehouse 1 1 3 1 6 2
FortValleyState 1 1 2 3 2 6
Benedict 1 1 1 3 2 6
ClarkAtUanta 1 3 1 4 2 6
Stillman 3 0 4 1 6 2
Miles 2 0 4 1 5 3
Kentucky State 1 2 2 3 5 3
Tuskegee 1 1 2 3 2 5
Lane 0 2 1 4 3 5
SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
David Thomas, Jr., QB, MILES- Completed 13 of
20 passes for 215 yards and 4 TDs while rushing
for 44 yards and aTD in win over Lane.
Jacquan Persley, So., LB, KSU 8 tackles, 2
sacks, forced and recovered fumble, 1 hurry in
win over Tuskegee.
Travis Richmond, Fr., RB, FVSU 90 yards
on 15 carries, 1 TD, 4 catches, 42 yards in win
Bobby Young, Sr., FVSU -
Brandon Hamilton, PK, ASU 4 field goals (21,
35, 37 and 28) in win over CAU.
0SWAC ^ SOUTHWESTERN
SW A ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
E. DIVISION W L W L
Alabama State 5 0 6 1
Jackson State 4 1 6 1
AlabamaA&M 4 1 5 2
AlcomState 1 4 2 4
Miss. Valley St. 0 7 0 8
Prairie View A&M 4 2 4 3
Ark. Pine Bluff 3 2 4 3
Grambling State 2 3 3 4
Southern 2 3 2 5
Texas Southern 1 4 3 4
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Frank Rivers, So., QB, GSU Completed 15 of 24
passes w/o an interception for 218 yards and 3 TDs
in OT win vs. MVSU.
Mario Louis, Sr., WR, GSU Five receptions for 99
yards and 3 TDs (7, 57, 7), the last was the game-
winner in OT vs. Miss. Valley State.
MarquisJackson,Jr., DE,TSU-Eighttackles, 7 solos,
4.5for 13yards in losses, including 3 sacks for8 yards,
1 forced fumble in win over Central State.
Wilbert Oris, PK,TSU Kicked 22- and 26-yard FGs
and 4 of 4 PATs in win over Central State.
Derius Smith, Fr., QB, ALCORN STATE 9 of 18
passes for 162 yards and 4 TDs vs. Concordia. Also
ran for one TD.
Langston 6 2
Concordia-Selma 4 4
Tennessee State 3 5
Edward Waters 2 5
VU Lynchburg 2 5
W. Va. State 1 6
Lincoln (Mo.) 1 7
Cheyney 1 7
Central State 0 8
Texas College 0 8
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Carlos Ross, Sr., RB, LANGSTON- Rushed
17 timesfor 192 yards and 2 TDs of82 and 69
yards in win over NW Oklahoma Stale. Also
had 5 receptions for 61 yards.
Derion Lewis, So., QB, LANGSTON 16 of
25 for 278 yards, 1 TD, also rushed for a TD
in win over NW Oklahoma State.
Chase Green, DB, LANGSTON Led Lions
with 12 tackles, 7 solos, vs. NWOS.
Jamin Godfrey, PK, TENN. STATE- 48, 39
and 20 yard field goals and two PATs in loss
to E. Kentucky.
Fort Valley State 52, Stillman 3
Kentucky State 20, Tuskegee 0
Miles 37, Lane 3
Morehouse 37, Benedict 31
Alcom State 58, Concordia-Selma 16
Grambling St. 30, Miss Valley St. 24, OT
Texas Southern 42, Central State 11
E. Kentucky 33, Tennessee State 22
Emporia State 52, Lincoln (MO) 23
Langston 42, NW Oklahoma State 39
Shepherd 37, West Virginia State 7
Shippensburg 59, Cheyney 20
Southern Nazarene 49, Texas College 7
HOW THEY DID IT
No. 10 Bethune-Cookman 14, BCSP No. 2 Norfolk State 6
The Bethune-Cookman defense held MEAC passing leader Chris
Walley of Norfolk State (14-24-1) to just 88 passing yards and kept the
Spartans out of the end zone, including thwarting a final drive in the last
minute, in handing NSU (6-2, 4-1 MEAC) its first conference loss.
B-CU running back Isidore Jackson carried
a school-record 34 times for 206 yards to spark the
Wildcats' (4-3, 2-2) offense that scored on a 2-yard
Anthony Jordan run in the first quarter and a 7-yard
pass from Jackie Wilson to K. J. Stroud in the third
quarter. B-CU DE Ryan Davis had 11 tackles, 3.5
NSU got its points on 50- and 47-yard field goals Davis
by Eric Goldberg. NSU mounted a drive that reached
the B-CU 4 in the final minute but Walley's pass intended for Xavier
Boyce was picked off in the end zone by B-CU DB Dion Hanks with 51
No. 4 Winston-Salem State 59, Edward Waters 7
Undefeated No. 4 Winston-Salem State (860; 610 CIAA S) rolled
up 562 yards of total offense in a dominating non-conference win over
Edward Waters (2-5).
Nicholas Cooper ran 19 times for 120 yards and 1 TD Maurice
Lewis ran for 113 yards and 2 TDs while QB Kameron Smith was 12 of
22 for 196 yards and 3 TDs, two to Tehvyn Brantley (4 rec., 59 yards)
and one to Dominique Fitzgerald (6 rec., 99 yards.)
Howard 28, No. 6 N. C. A&T 21
Howard freshman quarterback Greg McGhee hit on21 of 35 passes
for 242 yards and two TDs as the Bison (4-4, 3-2) needed overtime to
emerge victorious from a see-saw homecoming battle and hand N. C.
A&T (4-3, 3-1) its first conference loss.
Howard led 13-0 at the half before A&T scored two third quarter
TDs to lead 14-13 entering the final quarter. The teams traded fourth
quarter touchdowns including two long ones, a 68-yard run by A&T RB
Mike Mayhew (25 carries, 115 yards) and a 82-yard kickoff return by
Howard's Aquarius Freeman.
A&T tied the score at 28 on Ricky Lewis's 3-yard scoring run with
6:50 left. Howard scored in OT on Terrence Lefall's 3-yard run and then
stopped the Aggies after they reached 1st-and-goal at the HU3.
No. 7 Hampton 30, North Carolina Central 27, OT
No. 7 Hampton survived a tough homecoming battle with North
Carolina Central, scoring a touchdown in overtime to emerge with the
victory. The Pirates (4-3, 2-2) scored in OT on a 1-yard run by Jeremiah
Schwartz after the Eagles (1-6, 0-4) had gone ahead 27-24 in the extra
period on a 28-yard Oleg Parent field goal.
Hampton QB David Legree completed 28 of 35 passes without an
interception for 298 yards including a 38-yard third-quarter TD connection
with senior WR Dyrri McCain (8 rec., 143 yards). Freshman QB Travis
Champion directed the Pirates on the scoring drive that put them ahead
24-17 and the overtime score, going 5-of-5 passing.
NCCU QB Michael Johnson (22-45-0, 287 yards) threw two TD
passes, both to Johnathan Nicely (11, 36). Idreis Augustus ran for 113
yards on 21 carries and scored on a 8-yard run.
Fort Valley State 52, No. 8 Stillman 3
Fort Valley State held Stillman to 118 total yards and limited the
Tigers to just a second-quarter field goal in a dominating win.
FVSU (2-6) QB Cameron Pearson (14-21-1) thew for 200 yards
and 3 TDs, two to Chris Slaughter (3 rec., 64 yards). FVSU registered
10 sacks, three each by Emanuel Williams and Ja'Boise Glen, picked
off two passes and recovered four fumbles.
No. 9 Elizabeth City State 23, Bowie State 12
Elizabeth City State (6-2, 4-1 N) clinched the CIAA North Divi-
sion title and a berth in the Nov. 12 league championship game vs.South
Division champ Winston-Salem State with its win at home over Bowie
ECSU RB Daronte McNeill carried 41 times for 159 yards and
scored three times, on 8- and 3-yard runs and a 33-yard reception from
QB Creven Powell (5-14-0, 95 yards).
No. 10 Albany State 19, Clark Atlanta 13
Albany State (6-2,4-1 E) QB Stanley Jennings (12-32-1) passed
for 234 yards and a fourth-quarter TD as the Rams downed Clark Atlanta
(2-6, 1-4 E) to maintain its East Division lead.
Florida A&M 27, No. 3 South Carolina State 24
Freshman quarterback Damien Fleming
directed FloridaA&M on two long fourth-quarter
touchdown-producing drives to come back from
a 24-13 deficit entering the quarter and knock off
S. C. State in Orangeburg, S.C.
Fleming, who completed 34 of 40 passes
without an interception for 297 yards and one TD,
was 7-of-7 in the two drives, both culminating
in 3-yard TD runs by FB Lavante Page, the last
with 2:31 left. The drives covered 78 yards in 14 Fleming
plays and 68 yards in seven plays.
Lenworth Lennon snared 13 of Fleming's passes for 70 yards.
Brian Tyms (6 rec., 64 yds.) caught a 6-yard score from Fleming just
before halftime to send the Rattlers into the break trailing 17-13. FAMU
placekicker Trevor Scott hit first-half field goals of 24 and 25 yards.
SCSU scored in the second quarter on QB Richard Cue's 12-yard
run, a 68-yard Darius Drummond punt return and a 46-yard Blake
Erickson field goal. The Bulldogs (4-4, 3-2) went up 24-13 early in the
third period on Asheton Jordan's 46-yard run.
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Hearts are thumping as the black college
football season winds down with division and
conference races still up for grabs. Here's the
palpable news and intriguing match-ups for this
The Nov. 12 CIAA Championship game
is set after Elizabeth City State downed Bowie
State 23-12 Saturday to clinch the Northern
1. ALABAMA STATE (6-1) Idle. NEXT: Alabama A&M at
Birmingham's Magic City Classic.
2. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (8-0)-Walloped Edward Waters,
59-7. NEXT: Hosting Shaw.
3. JACKSON STATE (6-1) Idle. NEXT: Prairie View A&M
in Shreveport, La.
4. NORFOLK STATE (6-2) Fell to No. 10 Bethune-Cook-
man, 14-6. NEXT: Hosting NC A&T.
5. S. C. STATE (4-4) Lost at home to Florida A&M, 27-24.
NEXT: At Howard.
6. HAMPTON (4-3) Beat NC Central in OT, 30-27. NEXT:
At Savannah State's homecoming.
7. ELIZABETH CITY STATE (6-2) Got by Bowie State,
23-12. NEXT: At Chowan.
8. N. C. A&T (4-3) Lost in OT at Howard, 35-28. NEXT:
At Norfolk State.
9. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (4-3) Knocked off No. 2 Norfolk
Slale 14-6. NEXT: Hosts Fort Valley State.
10. FLORIDAA&M (5-3) Knocked off SC State in Orange-
burg, 27-24. NEXT: Idle
(TIE). ALBANY STATE (4-2) Beat Clark Atlanta, 19-13.
NEXT: Hosting Benedict.
HBCUs IN NATIONAL
NCAA DIV. II
Winston-Salem State (8-0) 9th
Albany State (6-2) 22nd
NCAA REGIONAL RANKINGS
Super Region I
Winston-Salem State 4th
Elizabeth City State 5th
Super Region II
Albany State (6-2) 6th
Morehouse (6-2)- 8th
Stillman (6-2) 9th
Alabama State (6-1)- 16th
Jackson State (6-1) 19th
Alabama State -16th
Jackson State 18th
Norfolk State 25th
Division crown. The Vikings (6-2,4-1) will face
undefeated South Division champ Winston-Sa-
lem State (8-0, 6-0) in the league's title game
in Durham, N. C.
The championship game will be a rematch
as the Rams and Vikings met to open the season
in Elizabeth City with WSSU coming away with
a hard-fought 22-17 win.
After opening the season with consecutive
losses to WSSU and Delta State, ECSU has
won six straight. The Vikings are at Chowan
Saturday while WSSU hosts Shaw.
Four of the teams in the BLACK COLLEGE
SPORTS PAGE Top Ten (No. 2 Norfolk State, No.
3 South Carolina State, No. 6 North Carolina
A&T and No. 8 Stillman) bit the dust this past
week particularly tightening things up in the
MEAC and SIAC.
A showdown is this week in the SWAC
East Division where BCSP No. 1 and division
leader Alabama State (5-0 E) and in-state rival
Alabama A&M (4-1 E) go at it for the division
lead Saturday (2:30 p.m.) in the historic 70th
Magic City Classic at Birmingham's Legion
Field. The game will be shown on ESPNU by
tape delay at 9:30 p.m.
-The showdown in the SIAC is in the West
Li\ vision Thursday in Tuscaloosa, Ai. when
Stillman hosts Miles, both with 4-1 conference
marks, with the winner taking the division title
and a spot in the league's Nov. 12 Championship
Game in Atlanta.
In the SIAC East, Albany State, with a
4-1 conference record, has a half-game lead over
Morehouse (3-1) with Fort Valley State (2-3)
still alive. The division race takes a step to being
sorted out Saturday as ASU hosts Benedict (2
p.m) and FVSU hosts Morehouse (6 p.m.). An
Albany State win and Morehouse loss would
give the division title to the Golden Rams.
The biggest logjam is in the ultra-com-
petitive MEAC where eight teams are within a
game of first place. Three teams have one loss
in conference play and five others have two
losses. All five games on the MEAC schedule
are critical this week.
Norfolk State (4-1 MEAC) and North
Carolina A&T (3-1) both suffered their first
conference losses last week and are now tied
at the top of the league with Morgan State (3-
NSU and NC A&T meet this Saturday in
Norfolk, Va. (2 p.m.). Morgan State is at home-
coming (1 p.m.) at Delaware State (2-5, 0-4).
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
Stillman vs. Miles in Tuscaloosa, AL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Saint Augustine's vs. Livingstone in Raleigh, NC
Virginia State vs. Virginia Union in Ettrick, VA (HC)
Winston-Salem State vs. Shaw in Winston-Salem, NC
Chowan vs. Elizabeth City State in Murfreesboro, NC
Shepherd vs. Bowie State in Shepherdstown, WV
Johnson C. Smith vs. Fayetteville State in Charlotte, NC
Delaware State vs. Morgan State in Dover, DE (HC)
Howard vs. SC State in Washington, DC
NC Central vs. Bethune-Cookman in Durham, NC (HC)
Norfolk State vs. NC A&T in Norfolk, VA (HC)
Savannah State vs. Hampton in Savannah, GA(HC)
Tuskegee vs. Clark Atlanta in Tuskegee, AL
Lane vs. Kentucky State in Jackson, TN
Albany State vs. Benedict in Albany, GA(HC)
Fort Valley State vs. Morehouse in Fort Valley, GA
Miss Valley State vs. Texas Southern in Itta Bena, MS (HC)
70th Magic City Classic Delayed 9:30pm CT ESPNU
Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M in Birmingham, AL
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Grambling State in Pire Bluff, AR
Shreveport Classic SWAC-TV
Prairie View A&M vs. Jackson State in Shreveport, LA
Southern vs. Alcom State in Baton Rouge, LA (HC)
INDEPENDEN ,-. ;, ,
Kentucky Wesleyart vs. Central State in Owensboro, KY
Cheyney vs. East Stroudsburg in Cheyney, PA
Va. Univ of Lynchburg vs. Lincoln (PA) in Petersburg, VA
W. Va Wesleyan vs. W. Va. State @ Buckhannon, WV
Lincoln (MO) vs. Central Missouri in Jefferson City, MO
Texas College vs. Bacone in Tyler, TX (HC)
Edward Waters vs. Shorter in Jacksonville, FL
SC State (3-2) travels to Howard (3-2), who
handed A&T its conference loss last week. Bethune-
Cookman (2-2), who knocked off Norfolk State, is
at homecoming (2 p.m.) at North Carolina Central
(0-4). Hampton (2-2) travels to Savannah, Ga. for
homecoming (2 p.m.) at Savannah State (1-3).
Florida A&M (3-2) is off this week.
The SWAC West Division is still up for grabs.
Prairie View A&M (4-2) has the best SWAC record
so far but Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3-2) owns a win over
the Panthers. Grambling State (2-3) and Southern
(2-3) are still alive.
This week, Prairie View faces Jackson State (4-1
E) in Shreveport, La. in the Shreveport Classic. That
game can be viewed live on SWAC TV at swac.org
at 4 p.m. Grambling is at UAPB in a 2:30 p.m. start
and Southern hosts Alcorn State (2-4, 1-4).
SIAC's Perez added to
NCAA Div. II National Football Committee
Associate Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Com-
missioner Ruben R. Perez, Jr. was recently appointed to serve on the NCAA-II
National Football Committee.
Perez, who currently serves on the regional com-
mittee, was tabbed to replace Jay Adcox on the national
committee from Super Regional Two.
"Ruben has a great background of serving on the
football regional ranking committee, making him well-
Sdeserving of this appointment," said SIAC Commissioner
The Division II football regionalization model is
PEREZ made up of four "super regionals" for football selection
purposes: Super Regional One (composed of the Atlantic
and East regions), Super Regional Two (South and Southeast regions), Super
Regional Three (Central and Midwest regions) and Super Regional Four (South
Central and West regions).
The national committee consists of eight members and each member rep-
resents a different member conference or independent institution. Elizabeth
City State head coach Waverly Tillar of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic
Association (CIAA) is one of the committee members
Committee members participate in weekly regional advisory and national
committee conference calls fromAugust through December, serve as an NCAA
game representative at preliminary-round playoff games and attend the Divi-
sion II Football Championship in a work-related capacity during the month
They also must attend an annual meeting during the month of February.
Perez has been a member of the SIAC staff for the past two-and-a-half
years. Prior to the SIAC, Perez served as Director of Sports Information at
Clark Atlanta Assistant Athletic Director at Chicago State, and Assistant
Media Relations Director at his alma mater Savannah State.
SWAC decides to stagger
Birmingham, Ala. -- The Southwestern Athletic Conference an-
nounced Tuesday it will honor Southern University's and the University
ofArkansas at Pine Bluff's request to stagger each of the school's football
suspensions following a post-game altercation between the Jaguars and
Golden Lions game on October 17.
The league also reinstated a Southern student-athlete, #58 Corry
Roy after further reviewing the video footage of the incident, it was
confirmed that Roy did not participate in the altercation.
The total number of players suspended from the altercation now
stands at 40. Of those 40, eight were given two-game suspensions that
must be served immediately. Southern has 15 total suspensions with three
players receiving two-game sanctions. UAPB has 25 total suspensions
with five players receiving two-game sanctions.
The Conference Office staggered the suspensions over the next three
games for each team using an alphabetical listing of the players affected
as a random determining factor. Suspensions over the first two games
are as follows:
- Saturday, October 29 vs. Alcorn State #56 Jamie Payton, #17 Lamarkius
Pettaway, #20 Byron Williams, #21 Terrell Alex, #49 Anthony Balancier, #98 Daniel
Brown, #2 Lee Doss Saturday, November 5 at Texas Southern #56 Jamie
Payton, #17 Lamarkius Pettaway, #20 Byron Williams, #82 LaQuinton Evans, #53
Kenneth Hill, Jr., #22 Levi Jackson, #35 Kaelan Mayfield.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF
-Saturday, October 29 vs. Grambling #15 Dezmond Beverly, #82 Devontaa
Bryant, #36 Stephen Jones, #54 Lyron McClenney, #50 Chukwaso Oputa, #21
Justin Billings, #18 Joe Dalton, #2 Cordara Frazier, #14 Mose Frazier, #49 Bran-
don Fulton, #26 Kendrick Gray, #34 Jherron Harris. Saturday, November 5 vs.
Alabama State #15 Dezmond Beverly, #82 Devontaa Bryant, #36 Stephen Jones,
#54 Lyron McClenney, #50 Chukwaso Oputa, #67 Colton Jones, #92 Damien Lee,
#62 Jamaal Philips, #27 Antonio Richmond, #20 Kevin Rucker, Jr., #85 Donnie
Scott, #9 Ryan Shaw.
WINNER TAKES ALL:
The winner of the Still-
man/Miles game Saturday
takes the SIAC West title,
title game berth.
Bethune-Cookman 14, Norfolk State 6
Chowan 34, Shaw 32
Elizabeth City State 23, Bowie State 12
Fayetteville State 17, Livingstone 7
St. Augustine's 34, Johnson C. Smith 15
Virginia State 21, Lincoln (PA) 16
W-Salem State 59, Edward Waters 7
Florida A&M 27, SC State 24
Hampton 30, NC Central 27, OT
Howard 35, NC A&T 28, OT
Albany State 19, Clark Atlanta 13
CIAA title game set; Tight
races everywhere else
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Another split for a
"Basketball Wife" 4
Los Angeles Lakers for-
ward and reality show star
Matt Barnes announced in
an mailed statement this
week that he and his fiancee,
reality television star Gloria
Govan, have split up.
"I'd like to address the
rumors surrounding mine
and Gloria's relationship,"
Barnes' statement read,
Angeles Times' Lakers blog.
"We have reached the difficult decision of ending our relationship and will
be going our separate ways at this time. We will work together to raise our
sons and wish each other only the best."
The breakup comes in the wake of postponed wedding plans, a dropped
domestic-violence charge and scrutiny surrounding their involvement in
the VH1 reality shows "Basketball Wives" and "Basketball Wives: LA."
Because the two were never married, the custody arrangement regarding
their 3-year-old twins Carter Kelly and Isiah Michael is unclear, as is the
division of assets, including their Palos Verdes home. It also remains
unclear if they'd continue working together with Athletes vs. Cancer, a
foundation Barnes founded in 2008 that Govan has said raised $225,000
for local cancer-screening programs
Wendy Williams renewed
for two more years
The Wendy Williams Show" has been
renewed for an additional two seasons through
2014 on Fox-owned stations, according to the
The syndicated daily one-hour talk show pro-
duced by Debmar-Mercury performs well
across the country, including being the No. 1
rated show in its timeslot among women 25-54
in the New York, Chicago, Philadelphia,
Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Detroit,
Minneapolis, and Orlando markets.
This season, the show was the only daytime talk show to snag Charlie
Sheen before his Comedy Central Roast and the debut of "Two and a Half
Men" with his replacement, Ashton Kutcher. It also got Fantasia Barrino's
first comments on rumors that she had been fired from the biopic about
gospel singer Mahalia Jackson.
Say hello to Morrocan and Monroe.
Nic and Mariah reveal twins
Mariah Carey and her hubby Nick Cannon debuted their 6-month-old
twins nicknamed "Roc" and
"Roe" on ABC's 20/20 Friday
The twins were dressed in
their Sunday best for the big
reveal, as Barbara Walters
interview the family in the
nursery of their New York City
During the interview Mariah
(who appeared svelte and up-
beat), talked about the difficul-
ties she encountered while
being pregnant, and the couple
also revealed having a miscar-
"I don't think I understood the enormity and the magnitude of what it real-
ly does to your body," Carey said. "Carrying two babies. Unless some-
body's been through it, it's difficult to understand what I went through,
because my pregnancy was very unique in terms of what happened to me."
During her pregnancy the self-proclaimed diva suffered from gestational
diabetes, was at a high risk for seizures and ultimately put on bed rest for
an extended period of time.
Morrocan and Monroe were born at 35 weeks on Mariah and Nick's third
wedding anniversary, April 30. During labor Mariah had Nick play a live
version of her hit song "Fantasy." "I wanted them to hear the applause,"
The couple affectionately calls their twins "Dem Babies" and has
launched DemBabies.com, a site devoted to cute images of their children.
continued from page 7
"But for Africa, Gadhafi remains a
In Central African Republic,
Gadhafi sent troops to support a
government confronting coup
attempts and an insurgency in
2001. But he also fomented insta-
bility. He funded rebel movements
that committed some of the worst
human rights abuses on the conti-
nent, including the brutal civil war
in Sierra Leone. Gadhafi also sup-
plied arms, training and finance to
rebels in Liberia and Gambia, and
invaded Chad from 1980-1989.
Historian Stephen Ellis called
Gadhafi's World Revolutionary
Headquarters, just outside
Benghazi, "the Harvard and Yale of
a whole generation of African rev-
In the 1980s, they included
Charles Taylor of Liberia and
Foday Sankoh of Sierra Leone, as
well as former Congolese
President Laurent Kabila.
While Gadhafi won praise from
some for not fleeing Libya, others
chastised him for failing to see how
it all would end.
In Zimbabwe, businessman
Daniel Musumba said Gadhafi had
been trapped by his own ego.
"For a man who was telling his
people they were rats and cock-
roaches to end up in a drain. Who
is the rat now?" he said. "But the
rat needed to be captured alive."
Continued from page 1
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