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The Jacksonville free press
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Mrs. Perry's free press
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Rita Luffborough Perry
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Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
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"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."
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Three Black Writers Among Volume 25 No. 26 Jacksonville, Florida April 19-25, 2012
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The Pulitzer Prize committee at Columbia University have announced
Morris of the Boston Globe, Tracy K. Smith for her book "Life on Mars"
and the late Manning Marable for his final work, Malcolm X: A Life of The senseless death of Trayvon The advice Tracy Martin gave his
Reinvention. Morris won the best criticism award, Smith for poetry and 1XAMartin has captured headlines for son, that people veiled by racism and
Marblein he ateoryof istry.weeks. prejudices might see him as suspiOne of Morris' reviews submitted for the consideration by the PulitzerMacestibootsndvn ciuorilnisaom nwrcomitte ws hs cmmetar onthemove Te Hlpwhee h wrtea "Day of Abstinence" have ensued ing for many Black families. In the
the tragedy. While at 17, the innocent aftermath of Trayvon's tragedy, more
critically, "The Help joins everything from To Kill a Mockingbird to The
Blind Side as another Hollywood movie that sees racial progress as theouhlshilfetanlegd amisarhvng"etlk-ec..er;overzealous crime vigilante, George ing sons to be aware of-their race,
province of white do-gooderism.". It was one of many views expressed by Zimmerman, the event opened the avoid confrontations with authority
black audience and a part of analysis that surrounded the film up until door wide for America to re-examine figures, and to remain calm in situaHollywood's award season. the subject of race. There has been no tions even if they feel their rights are
Marable's book was also controversial upon its release, just three days media stone unturned in the question being violated. Jacksonville is no difafter the scholar's death, for its complicated depiction of a slain civil of justice as protesters continued to ferent, home to two Trayvon protests,
rights figure. Critical acclaim came soon after however with Malcolm X: keep the event at the forefront of organizations and citizens alike are
A Life of Reinvention receiving a nomination for the National Book America's attention. entering into the dialogue.
Award and named one of the New York Times' top 10 books of 2011. Finally, Zimmerman' was arrest- The Local Organizing Committee
Tracy K. Smith's wining work of poetry, Life on Mars, was also herald- ed last week six weeks after Martin of the Millions More Movement (Jed by the New York Times for it's vastness. Smith's approach to the rela- was shot in the gated community in LOC) has vowed to do their part. The
tionship between humans beings and the universe was described as send- Sanford, near Orlando. His crime non-profit organization periodically
ing readers "out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then talking on his cell phone and wearing presents everything from workshops
returns us to ourselves, both changed and consoled." a 'hoodie' which in Zimmerman's to clothing bazaars to provide the
mind, was enough to profile him as a community free opportunities. This
criminal, week, to encourage healthy hygiene
'You ges-ev r Blck EO'The 'hoodie', which resides in the and a clean look amongst young men,
same "thug" neighborhood as saggy J-LOC provided free haircuts to the
Char ed w th F audpants and dreadlocks in many eyes, young men of Northshore
Federal officials have charged a man who billed .are forcing America to take a second Elementary.
himel asth yongst-ve blckCEOofa pb- b~. a4,,look at how we view our young men, -Dozens of youngsters took part,
licly traded company with running a Ponzi particularly urban youth. including Gregory Hicks. Hicks, 7,
scheme. "I've always let him know we as stepped into the chair with his perThe Securities and Exchange Commission African Americans get stereotyped," mission slip requesting his six-yearalleged that Ephren Taylor II -- a self-described Tracy Martin, Trayvon's father told old dreadlocks be cut. According to
"l social capitalist," author and entrepreneur -- had USA TODAY three weeks after his his mother, he was tired of other kids
son's death. "I told him that society is picking on him about his locks and
defrauded investors in his firm of more than $11 Gregory Hicks gets his hair cut by barber Brian Wilson. The free cre.pulnthmCoiudonag3
million between 2008 and 20 10. barbery is a community initiative by the J-LOC. KFP photocre'pulnthmCoiueonag3
Taylor's City Capital Corporation (CTCC) targeted investors from African-American churchB a g rt
congregations, telling them their money would goBa g rt
to support charities and businesses in poor communities, the SEC said. In b
reality, Taylor used it to operate his scheme and finance a lavish lifestyle,H ore
the agency alleged. a
Taylor was an aggressive self-promoter, using investor funds to embarkasF M
on a speaking tour, publicize his three books and support his wife's
singing career, the SEC -said. In interviews with outlets like CNN, iis e
CNBC, Fox News and NPR, he offered business advice and boasted of
earning his first million running a software company while still in high A u n
school.
The SEC also charged City Capital Corporation and its former chief
operating officer, Wendy Connor, with fraud. The agency, which cannot
bring criminal charges, is seeking civil penalties and the return of ill-got-




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FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 17 23, 2012 2 B C B ( n g
CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE MA MID EASTERN SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE SOUTHWESTERN
C ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION EVE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SWAC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CONF ALL CONF ALL CONF ALL DIV ALL
W L WIL NORTHERN W L W L EAST W LW IN EAST
Winston-Salem State 15 3 31 17 Delaware State 11 1 21 14 Claflin 14 4 22 16 Jackson State 15 2 25 10
Chowan 14 4 24 21 Md. Eastern Shore 8 7 9 27 Paine 12 6 23 18 Alabama State 10 7 16 22
e12 6 23 16 NoolkState 7 7 11 20 Albany State 12 6 17 18
VirginiaState Benedict 10 8 20 13 Alcom State 7 8 8 29
St. Augustine's 10 8 19 29 Coppin State 0 11 0 34 Morehouse 2 16 5 30 Miss. Valley St. 8 10 9 27
Shaw 5 13 9 23 SOUTHERN Clark Atlanta 1 17 3 32 AlabamaA&M 1 14 8 30
Uncoln 4 14 6 23 Bethune-Cookman 12 3 23 13 WEST WEST W L W L
Eliz. City State 3 15 5 24 N. C. Central 8 7 12 26 Stillman' 18 0 21 16 Prairie View A&M 11 3 20 15
NCA&TState 7 8 13 23 Miles 12 6 19 15 Southern 11 7 21 14
CIAA PLAYERS OFTHE WEEK Savannah State 5 7 12 22 Kentucky State 11 7 12 21
Tuskegee 9 9 12 24 Grambling State 9 9 15 18
PLAYER FloridaA&M 4 11 6 34 LeMoyne-Owen 4 13 8 24 Ark. Pine Bluff 5 10 6 28
Justin Bagbey, Sr., 1B, CHOWAN-Hitfourhomeruns, accounted Lane 2 15 2 30 Texas Southern 5 12 18 18
for 11 RBI in four games, including six RBI vs. St. Andrews. MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PITCHER PLAYER SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
AlexDidio, Sr.,P, ST.AUGUSTINES-Pitcheda3-hitlerinseven Tre-Von Johnson, So., B-CU Hit .625 (15-for-24) with PLAYER EAST Patrick Smith, Jr., OF, ALBANY PLAYER
innings in 13-2 win over ECSI. Struck out 11 and 2EBs. two doubles, 4 RBI, 7 runs scored. STATE Was 5-for-7 (.714) with HR, two doubles in three, NA UMES Sports photo OFFENSIVE PLAYER PITCHER games, scored three runs, drove in nine runs and one PITCHER
BACK-TO-BACK: Paula JeremyWilkins, Jr., 3B, ST. AUG'S tn five games, was t for MattMcClain, So.,P, DSU-HadO.0ERAin15-Owinover stolen base ir 2-1 week. NA
STRIKEPuaPITCHER EAST Darryl White, Jr., Claflin Pitched VlRlaKE Ss~ tis h 2 2 a 16 (.688) with 9 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 home run. Coppin State, allowing two hits, 10 Ks in 7 innings. seven innings with 7Ks, 2 BBs, 0;0 ERA, gave up four hits
DEFENSIVE PLAYER ROOKIE to improve to 4-1 with win over Morehouse
tional Championship Bowl- Sterling James, Fr., RF, ST. AUG'S Hit .600 with 12 putouts Brandon Wilkerson, Fr., DH, NCA&T-Hit.429 (6-for-14) PLAYER-WEST- Paul Winterbottom, Jr.,3B, STILLMAN
A G A IN 010 ing Trophy for LIMES. and I assist. with atfiple, 5 R. Went 4-for-4 with run scored and 3 RBI Hit 11-for-2C (.550), 2 HRs, 3 doubles, 7 runs scored, 6
COACH in 8-7 loss to Radford. RBI, I SB in 3-1 week.
Taylor Furlough, CHOWAN Wrapped regular season with PITCHER-WEST-Taylor Gregory, STILLMAN- Pitched
TENNESSEE STATE GETS NEW HOOPS 24-21 record, 14-4 in CIAA to finish second in regular season. seven innings with 14 Ks, 3 BBs in 11-3 win over LO>
COACHES; CIAA SETS NEW RECORDS Had 3-1 week.



UNDER THE BANNER UMES repeats as NCAA Bowling champs
WHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS
WICKLIFFE, Ohio-The Uni- am so proud of them," Frahm said.
O'QUINN NAMED P-I-T MVP: versity of Maryland Eastern When asked about the difference
PORTSMOUTH, Va. One month ago, KyleO'QuinnI Shore (UMES) became the first of winning as a player and winning
led Norfolk State to an historic school to win back-to-back NCAA as a coach Frahm answered in coach NCAA Tournament upset of No. Women's Bowling Championships style. "It is great as a player because
3 Missouri. This week, O'Qu since 2004/2005 with a 4-2 defeat you put in everything on the lanes and
of Fairleigh Dickinson University you see it pay off.
continues to garer national at- (FDU) in the championship finals "As a coach I am there to help
tention while pursuing his profes- Saturday at Freeway Lanes outside them, guide them and be on the mensional dreams. of Cleveland. tal side of things. You are proud of
The Spartans centerearnedMost T'nia Falbo (Greensburg, Pa.) them for what they came together and
Valuable Player honors at the 60th was named the Most Outstanding accomplished together. You just can't annual Portsmouth Invitational Performer of the tournament and an describe this feeling to somebody;
Tournament, a showcase for as- All-Tournament Team selection, you have to experience it to know."
NSI Sports Photo pining professional players who "Words cannot describe the The match itself was exciting top
just completed their collegiate feeling of winning, it's the greatest to bottom, lasting just over two and eligibility. feeling ever," she said. half hours and going six games. The
With the win UMES claims final was carried on ESPN. keep the match close. FDU's Joely Paula Vidas was a big factor in
Toghision PoRortBron'sm the PTs Cl tem lt a s its third NCAA Championship and The Hawks struck first, winning Carrillo came up in the ninth frame the win. As the lead-off bowler Videcision to Roger Brown's in the PIT final, O'Quinn was fourth national title in women's col- the first game 222-204. In game two with a chance to give them the lead. las threw six first ball strikes to open solid throughout the tournament. He averaged 11.7 points, legiate bowling, winning the 2008 the Hawks were clean, throwing eight She had been striking all match but each game and threw three strikes and
11.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game. He was the first and 2011 NCAA crowns and the strikes and three spares to rack up a she left a seven split and picked up three spares in the sixth frames.
Spartan to participate in the PIT since two-time MEAC 2011 USBC Collegiate title. 236-214 win. just one. Falbo threw a first-bali All in all the Hawks were on
Player of the Year Damian Woolfolk in 2000. The Lady Eagles are now tied Game three saw FDU roll to a strike and needing only six to secure their game, going 4-0, not taking any
O'Quinn started off the tourney with 18 points, 12 re- with Nebraska for most NCAA 249-167 win finishing with an im- the win over the next two balls. She losses after the seeding round.
bounds andfourblocksinan 88-76 win overNorfolk Sports championships with three and most pressive seven strikes in a row. got 20, striking out to finish with a The Hawks have one more
Club on Wednesday. He followed that up with nine points final appearances with four. The Hawks threw five strikes and 203 and giving the Hawks their third chance at picking each other up this
and 11 rebounds in PSC's 76-74 win over Cherry, Bekaert Head Coach Kristina Frahm used four open frames by the Knights NCAA title to FDU's 176. season. They bowl for a United States
and Holland in Friday's semifinals. Though he managed becomes just the second woman in to get a 208-168 win in game four. "It feels amazing to make those Bowling Congress (USBC) Collejust eight points in the championship game loss, O'Quinn championship history to coach her Up 3-1, the Hawks were look- big shots," said Falbo. "I know that gate Championship next weekend in
juste p2reoins nd he tted champ shi loss, soinn team to a title and the first ever to ing to end it in five. But FDU came those seven girls behind me have Lincoln, Nebraska. They are looking grabbed 12 rebounds and swatted away six shots, showing win as a player and head coach. thru with a 223-170 win and cut the complete trust in me. There is no to defend that national title as well off the form that twice earned him MEAC Defensive Player UMES is the only program to win Hawks' lead to 3-2. extra pressure because of that. They and winning what would be back-toof the Year honors. titles with different head coaches. Game six was a back-and-forth trust me to be in that position so I am back-to back-to-back championships
Next is a bit of a waiting game for O'Quinn. He hopes "All of our work has paid off; affair. FDU opened in the second, but going to go up there and do what I for the first time ever.
to earn an invitation to the June NBA pre-draft camp in the girls put everything into this. I the Hawks opened in the seventh to have to do."
Chicago to further improve his stock. No Spartan has been
selected in the NBA Draft in NSU's Division I era (since19_8.C A sesrc dsa 10 t An i rayC lb aio
1997-98). ClAAu sets rc dsat 10t Anniversary Celebration


NEW TENN. STATE HOOPS COACHES:
Tennessee State University has named Larry Joe In- HAMPTON, VA The Central Intercol- Verizon's How Sweet the Sound Choir, the Food
legiate Athletic Association's (CIAA) 67th Lion Cooking StagefeaturingTheNeelys,celebrity
man as head women's basketball annual basketball tournament (Feb. 27 to March appearances by Ricky Smiley, LazAlonzo, Lance
coach and Travis Williams as 4 in Charlotte) broke previous economic impact wGross, the Belk Fashion Show featuring Cynthia
head men's basketball coach. and attendance records. 'A" A Bailey, and many more interactive activities for
Inman, who was inducted into According to the Charlotte Regional Visi- r m i people of all ages.
the Ohio Valley Conference Hall tors Authority (CRVA), the 2012 tournament McDonald's sponsored SuperSaturday, which
of Fame in 2009, served as head accounted for a total economic impact of $50.5 drew over 10,000 fans and produced an equally
coach of the Eastern Kentucky million over the seven-day Tournament period; a impressive event line-up. Highlights of the Mcwomen's basketball team from 14 percent increase from 2011. Overall attendance Donald's Super Saturday included a performance
1988-2008, compiling a 319- forofficial CIAAand Uptown functions increased by the Hamilton Park, Food Lion's Miss CIAA
244 record and leading the Lady to over 197,000 as multiple event options attracted A special highlight from this year's Tour- Pageant, the Cheerleading Exhibition, McDonald's TSU Sports Photo Colonels to two OVCTournament more attendees to the area. nament included an appearance by First Lady DJ Competition hosted by Rickey Smiley and
INMAN I The CIAA Tournament ticket revenue Michelle Obama along with Senator Kay Hagan many more activities geared towards the family.
chminhp n w CA reached $1.9 million, and North Carolina school children for a Let's Both the Toyota Fan Experience and McDonald's
Tournament appearances (1996-97, 2004-05). In being The week-long Tournament has made Move! on-court event during the Food Lion Super Saturday were free to the public.
named OVC Coach of the Year eight times, he also directed Charlotte its home for the past seven years and. Women's semifinals on Friday, March 2 at the The official CIAATournamentwebsite (www.
EKU to five OVC regular season championships. He also together the CIAA and the city of Charlotte have Time Warner Cable Arena. ciaatournament.org), which serves as a central
led the Lady Colonels to a 2002 WNIT Sweet Sixteen. He produced a series of successful tournaments for Key eventhighlights included theToyotaFan hub to connect CLAA alumni and Tournament is the all-time winningest coach in Ohio Valley Conference the member schools, its fans and sponsors, and Experience, which attracted 32,399 CIAApatrons, attendees, drew 264,377 unique visitors in 2012; women's basketball history with his record of 480-3 17. He the local community. Charlotte is scheduled to setting a new record for the three-day event ac- a 24 percent increase from 213,229 in 2011. The announced his retirement from Eastern Kentucky in April host the Tournament through 2014. cording to officials. The Toyota Fan Experience CIAA Tournament Facebook fan page increased
2008. Contributions to the CIAA General Scholar- included the Yolanda Adams Morning Show its fan count to 47,308. The conference website
"Coch nma brngsa walt ofknolede ad sc- ship Fund continue to remain strong. Scholarship sponsored by Lowe's, a concert series featuring (www.TheCIAA.com) recorded 137,429 unique ces inomn'sasetbll, sidTU~recoro~tletcs dollars generated are split amongstthe 12 member nationalrecordingartistsEstelle,Avant, Omarion, visitors in the first three months of 2012, a 6.3%
ces inwomn'sbasetbll, sad TU Drecor f~tletcs institutions providing educational opportunities Boyz II Men, Yolanda Adams, Jessica Reedy, increase over the same period last year. Teresa Phillips. "We know what he can do and expect to for students to attend any CIAA school. Vivian Green, J. Moss, and J.J. Hairston, and
see positive changes immediately. Also, he knows the area, he knows the conference and he knows TSU. He will hit
the ground running." 6*e s c *
A native of Tifton, Ga., Williams served as an assistant
fo rvosTUha oc omCoe un h atCA ETAL INTERCOLLEGATE MEio EASTERN SIC SO~R' ROLO.ES AC SOUTH WETERN
ALECASCITOAHECCOFRNEATHLETIC CONFERENCE ATHETIC CONFERENCE
three seasons. Cooper left on April 6 after accepting the sty CONF ALL 'CONF ALL CONF ALL DIV ALL
N.DVSO IWL OT LEAST W L W I EAST W
head coaching position at Miami (Ohio). ChDISOwN 10 0 14 2 23 24 DeaRe Stt 6 0 161 Albany State 23 3 25 24 Miss. Valley St. 10 0 23 17
Boweate 7 1 2 4 18 134 Coppwan State 7 2 14 15 Benedict 15 11 24 19 Jackson State 7 3 24 22
Williams helpedrestore awinning attitude to theTigers' Bwete 73124814Cpitae 72415Claflin 12 14 26 21 Alabama State 7 3 12 27
pr~ogram. The Big Blue recorded Virginia State 6 4 12 4 17 17 Norolk State 4 2 15 17 Fort Valley State 11 15 13 30
Virginia Union 4 6 6 10 11 26 Howard 4 2 7 26 Clark Atlanta 8 18 20 22 AlabamaA&M 6 7 11 18
just nine winlS in 2009-10, while Eliz. CityState 3 7 4 12 4 19 Hampton 2 4 14 22 Paine 6 20 14 20 AlcornState 2 11 7 32
Lincoln 0 10 0 16 2 22 Morgan State 1 5 7 16 WEST WEST
improving to 14 victories in S. DIVISION Md. EasternShore 0 9 0 25 Stilman 23 3 32 13 PraideiewA&M 10 3 19 10
2010-11. Last season, the Tigers Winston-Salem State 10 0 15 1 24 16 SUHKentucky State 18 6 26 16 Tesas Southern 7 3 21 10
-gFayetteville State 7 3 10 6 10 35 SUHMiles 19 7 21 25 Ark. Pine Bluff 3 10 5 32
completeda20-13mark-themost St.Augustine's 5 5 8 8 12 21 Bethune-Cookman 6 0 21 22 Tuskegee 11 11 16 16Grmlntaa 2881
J. C. Smith 4 6 6 10 11 30 NCA&T State 5 1 12 19 Lane 4 22 10 22 GaiS tate 2 8 8 19
for any TSU program since 1978- Shaw 3 7 6 10'11 30 Savannah State 4 1 15 19 LeMoyne-Owen 0 20 2 22Soten2858
79. It also marked the school's first Ltvingstone 1 9 3 13 11 15 S.C.rSat 0& 6 11 235ICPAESO H EKSA LYR FTEWE
S..Sae 061 3SPLAYERSTH EKPLAYER winning season in 16 years. CIAAPLAYERSoFTHEwEEK N. C. Central 0 6 3 36 NLY/AS NA
PLAYER and OFFENSIVE PLAYER- LIz Hippie, So., OF, PITCHER
Williams' coaching resume in- CHO WAN Hsd live hits in osx at bats sod drove in runs MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PITCHER- EAST NA
TS prsPoo cludes stops as an assistant coach in win over Lincolu with one double, Iwo triples. CaLAYE TrmNJ. F APO -i 66frs ih PAYE ES TS prsPooPITCHER B dttany Lane, Jr. P, WSSU In Iwo ap- 4 run, 4 RBt In 3-0 week. NA
WILLIAMS at Chicago State (2003-04), asso- pearsnces, was 2-0 with 0.00 ERA in 10 innings, 10 Ks, PITCHER
ciate head coach with the Southern giving up no hits. Maddinon Hedderly, Jr., P, SSU Posted a 3-0 record
DEFENSIVE PLAYER Cassandra Clayhorne, Fr., OF, with 0.37 ERA in 16 innings allowing t0 hits, stking out
Crescent Lightning of the World Basketball Association BSU In tour games, had 7 putouts, one assist, no errors. 18 and walking Iwo.
COACH Amber Hallman, SSU Was 6-tsr-li 1,5451 with 3 runs,
(2004), head coach at Fort Valley State (2004-2007 and lalaya HIIliard-Gray, WSSU- Led Lady Rams to 40 4 RBt in three wino. Was 3 -fsr-3 with Iwn runs in 8-1
an assistant position at Mercer University (2007-08). record to remain perfect in CIAA South. Tesm didnl sllow win over A&T.
arun stl week.

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More Hazing Related Problems Continue in Tallahassee J1
Florida A&M University's efforts criminally charged for participat- more transparently. The trustees Montgomery, who had compared to stop hazing after the November ing in band hazing activities, reversed the earlier decision and the committee's position to "a child death of Marching "100" drum Fight with FAMU board required the more open configura- not getting their way and saying
major Robert Champion have The dispute between the FAMIJ tion. I'm going to take my toys and go
encountered another roadblock Board of Trustees and the anti-haz- Former U.S. District Judge home," influenced his resignation. '. and a reminder of how deep hazing ing committee concerns whether Stephen Robinson, chairman of the Those remarks were "churlish in has seeped into FAMIJ's band cul- the committee should have seven-member anti-hazing com- the extreme," Robinson wrote in ture. changed its mission from that of mnittee established to help FAMU his resignation letter.
Two prominent members of its advisors to the board, which would respond to Champion's death, had Resigning with Robinson: Dr. anti-hazing committee including require compliance with Florida's warned trustees at a March 30 Na'imn Akbar, a well-known the chairman, a former federal Sunshine Laws, to that of a fact- emergency meeting that having to Afrocentric clinical psychologist judge, and a renowned Black psy- finding panel, which would not. give notice of their activities likely based in Tallahassee. chologist have resigned amid The group initially was created as would result in the loss of five "The time restraints further predictions that more members a panel that would have been members. Several members of the imbued the assignment with toxic will follow, required to meet in the open, but at panel said giving notice would be implications that we would be the Shown above are Delta Delta conference organizers and the Phi
The resignations follow on the its inaugural meeting, the trustees too difficult given their schedules, sacrificial lambs in this complex Delta Kappa Basileus (L-R) Jakki Stubbs, Jacqueline McKinney, heels of the revelation that two agreed to let the group have a fact- and some said they'd probably public relations nightmare," wrote Basileus Flora Parker and Betty J. Leroy. FAMU music department instruc- finding mission. Gov. Rick Scott quit. Akbar in his April 4 resignation let- Delta Delta ITosts Phi Delta Kappa
tors will be disciplined but not then said the group should operate Robinson wrote that trustee Rufus ter. Southeast Regional Conference


M r p r n o n lac M ae1f r A m r c of Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Inc,. lights included workshops and
th tol teyneed to succeed," said hosted their 45th Southeast other celebrations. The sorority thvolsee thre rgs Regional Conference last week. honored local dignitaries including
F'0*onsbility#In America when parents talk to Headquartered at the Marriott on Mayour Alvin Brown, Bishop
Courtesytheir kids it's often two "talks". Salisbury Road, over 250 members Rudolph McKissick and Nathaniel
SporsmanhipWhile majority parents are explain- were in attendance for the confer- Glover in addition to scholarships
Persvernce ng don' tae cady roma ence whose theme was "The to students and sorors in education.
itrnge don't ak candywhr from Southeast Region, Empowered with Next year's confernce will be held Respecta stranger," black parents are pro- Infinite Possibilities in Educating in Savannah, Georgia.
Confdenc viding tips they hope will prepare t
and protect their children from President Clinton t
harm. Personal appearance is one of
T ~the few lifestyle decisions 'people can make for themselves. Often, its Speak at City Hall on Jobs
10 depends on our environment and
personal values that others might Mayor Alvin Brown will host improve global health, strengthen not always appreciate. When it President Bill Clinton on Friday, economies, promote healthier comes to our youth, it is the respon- May 11. President Clinton will childhoods, and protect the envilowsibility of parents and role models speak at City Hall about jobs and ronment by fostering partnerships
to instill morals and the historical the economy. among governments, businesses,
significance of African-Americans "President Clinton has an unpar- nongovernmental organizations iin our society. There may even be a alleled perspective on my priorities. (NGOs), and private citizens to turn
day when they will have to reflect It is a privilege and an honor to host good intentions into measurable on those lessons. him in Jacksonville," Mayor Brown results.
Shon aovear me oftheMilon Moe Mveentwit th yuthof ortshre lemntay.JLOC says they will continue to said. "I am focused like a laser on Mayor Brown is a former senior
Shown abve are en of th Milion More Mvement wth theprovidef ohaircutsElandtaotherrvgrass-rcpusfangotpeoplessbacktito work. bWitho advisorthtovi Presidentsi Clinton.tn.Since
continued from front "This kind of parenting goes back studies professor at Duke roots community programming, in President Clinton's innovative and taking office, Mayor Brown has
"I asked him if he was sure," said to the Black Codes. It's no different University. order to make a difference in creative insight on jobs and the taken bold steps to streamline city
Robin Flucas. She said throughout to the talk black parents had with Other organizations also are work- Jacksonville and the lives of people. economy, with a city government government. He has made smart his young life she stressed to her Black children, particularly Black ing to make sure young Black men Sometimes they present services, that lives within its means, with investments, created a more effecson the importance of maintaining a boys, prior to the civil rights move- know their value and responsibili- others, they bring the services to the strong public-private partnerships, tive and efficient government, and clean look and his appearance. ment, where the threat of real racial ties. The local chapter of 100 Black people to make "change" a choice. we are going to take Jacksonville to increased taxpayers' return on Similar lessons have been passed violence and lynching was always Men mentors youth, and when they For little Gregory Hicks, the the next level." investment
down post slavery to ward off dan- present. ... Ultimately, what you are seen in public, make sure they mature choice to change his appear- President Clinton served as the President Clinton visited gerous mores in America that has are trying to do is keep them alive." all have on a shirt and tie. ance was his. Rather than encour- nation's 42nd president and found- Jacksonville in October of 2010 to for cenuries prceivedBlack en saidMark Anhony Nel, an It'ageu confrontationso swithe hiscoharrnathatswedhthe hWilliam eJ.heClinton Jfunintaise foris MayoraoBrownw durng as threats. African and- African-American example and make sure they have his peers chose to chastise him Foundation with the mission to his campaign.








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THE EXCHANGE by Edward Wykoff

Will Trayvon Martin make Obama
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take a tougher stand on gun control?

.f Diatribes on life in the Africa n-Ameri can Diaspora by Rep. Reggie Fullwood The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin have
been understandably polarized around issues of racism, racial profiling
and inequities inherent in the American criminal justice system. Yet one
Drugs Continue to Destroy Communities and Families issuethat should concern all Americans of every color, creed and religion
are the unbridled gun laws and powerful gun lobby which have aided in
Poet Lucille Clifton once said, beat it. He made millions of dollars unlike much other war that has ever believe that they are just down on the creation of an increasingly violent society.
"We have a generation enslaving in album sales and starring in been fought there seems to be an their luck right now and between At the heart of the Martin case is Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, itself to drugs, young men and movies, but he has lost it all endless supply of drugs and willing jobs. which offers immunity to anyone who uses deadly force if they demonwomen doing to our race what slav- because of his drug use. users. So who are these people that the strate a reasonable fear their life was under threat and in danger of immiery couldn't." Drug addiction is an "The most deadly thing about So how do you combat drugs in DEA talked to. I would venture that nent harm. More than 20 similar laws have been passed by state legislaextremely powerful force. cocaine is that it separates you from our communities? It has to start the figures they are using are mere- tares across the country in the past few years. According to the New York
We are constantly talking about your soul," said Quincy Jones. No where many other issues start ly the tip of the iceberg. The num- Times, these laws have been almost unanimously crafted courtesy of the crime in inner-city communities, truer words could have been spo- education. Educating our children ber of casual users should be much NRA, which works closely with the American Legislative Exchange and we all know that most of this ken according to my friend. on the negative effects that drugs higher and certainly the number of Council (ALEC), a right-wing advocacy group. crime is related to drug trade. Most As I said drugs don't discrimi- have on them personally, but also addicts should drastically higher. It is Rely that George Zimmerman will not receive immunity, considof us have a cousin, uncle, sister or nate. They impact rural and urban how drugs tear apart the communi- How do you contact a dope fend ering Trayvon Martin had a right to be where he was, and, as the affidavit brother who are victims of drug America. ty is critical. who lives in an alley or in a down- states, Zimmerman "profiled," followed and "confronted" the teenager
abuse. Some of us even have par- I wrote an article a couple of While doing some research on town park to survey them? making a Stand Your Ground defense counter-intuitive.
ents to suffer from substance abuse. years ago about one of my favorite this topic I found some statistics But the drug issue isn't solely But the very nature of these laws has drawn scrutiny from citizens and
Drugs like crack cocaine and shows of all time, "The Wire," from the federal government's about the end user and abuser. public policy makers alike, sparking a national debate about ever-expandheroin generally don't discriminate which aired on HBO. The premise Household Survey on Drug Abuse, What about all of the young ing gun rights, and ever-shrinking protections for victims of gun violence.
they. affect the black, white, of the show surrounded the drug conducted annually. I almost African American males who get In a 2007 report by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys who
young, old, rich and poor. The trade in Baltimore, MD. laughed has I read the figures. caught up in the selling? opposed Stand Your Ground legislation, prosecutors warned of the very
affect of this monster tears families One of the great aspects of the According to the latest surveys, These youth are often looking for dangers manifested i the Trayyon Martin tragedy. "Although the spirit of apart and consistently devastates show was that it highlighted the which are actually administered by fast money and a gloried life as a the law may be to allow the public to feel safer, the expansions may communities. And perhaps there is drug game from every aspect possi- the DEA, "There are about 12.7 drug dealer. Many of these young instead create a sense of fear from others, particularly strangers." no better case study than any and I ble the user, seller, importer, million people who have used some men stand on comers pushing The report concluded enactment would have a "disproportionately negsaid "any" inner-city community in police and City Hall. illegal drug in the last month and drugs, but when you factor in the ative effect on minorities, persons from lower socio-economic status, and
any mid-size to large metropolitan You saw how the mid-level drug perhaps 30 to 40 million who have money they eventually make and young adults/juveniles" who are often unfairly stereotyped as suspects. area. dealers, who are normally black used some illegal drug within the the time associated with the activi- It turns out they were right.
But wait that's the assumption males are the ones who are targeted last year." ty, they are probably making less According to the Tampa Bay Times, Florida experienced an average of
that most of us have. But if we by police. The suppliers are rarely The findings also conclude "Of than minimum wage. 34 "justifiable homicides" before 2005, but just two years after the standthink about it drugs affects subur- apart of the investigation, and at the the 12.7 million who used illegal And throw in danger of being your-ground law was enacted, that number jumped to more than 100. ban and upper income communities end of the day everyone in the drugs in the last month, about 10 shot, robbed or arrested and you Similar increases have been recorded in other states. as well and can even be as devas- game is expendable. The game million are presumed to be casual have yourself and very short-lived According to analysis of FBI data done by the office of New York tating. Rich people sometimes can doesn't change -just the players. drug users, and about 2.7 million career. And because of minimum Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who chairs 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns,' mask their drug addiction much It was an amazing show, which are addicts." sentencing requirements, many of districts that have implemented stand-your-ground laws saw a 53.5 perbetter than the poor. became so popular because it was Many of you are probably think- these young men ended up in cent increase in "justifiable homicides" in only three years.
Just look at entertainers like so real. "The Wire" is inner city ing the same thing that I thought as prison for a long time, which also In a speech before the National Press Club last week Bloomberg said, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson Jacksonville or Houston or I read the data. Who admits to affects our communities. "In reality, the NRA's leaders weren't interested in public safety. They
and many, many others. Whether Oakland or Pittsburgh. being on drugs and being addicted Drugs are simply devastating. were interested in promoting a culture where people take the law into their
we are talking about illegal or pre- Pick a city it doesn't matter. to drugs especially to the feds? We have to educate our children as own hands and face no consequences for it. Lefs call that by its real name: description drugs, the toll is great. The drug trade has a strong grip on There are known crack fends early as possible and look for ways vigilantism." The mayor concluded, "The strongest law of all is one that
I watched a documentary on the this country and many families are who will tell you that they haven't to promote the prevention of drug is never on the books, and that is the law of unintended consequences. rapper DMX, and he admitted that paying the price every day. touched drugs in years. Despite use and drug selling. Stand Your Ground laws prove that that's true."
he started smoking crack cocaine as Various politicians have made weighing 80 pounds and missing Signing off from the Community Of course this culture of appeasement to America's gun lobby is widea teenager and hasn't been able to "The War on Drugs" a priority, but most of their teeth they want you to Rehab Center, Reggie Fullwood spread dating back well before Obama's tenure -- and entrenched across party lines. Republicans largely use gun rights as a metaphor for constitutional freedom and a rallying cry for states' rights. Democrats wait for
W hat should be the civic m ission of U.S. public schools? tragedies to occur before demanding stringent policies which are hardly
by Ronald W. Holmes, Ph.D. and careers, they are equally ing civic learning for a well-round- public education K-20 and is an ever passed and enacted. What they both ignore is the ever present danger
Laws created under the Harm responsible for preparing students ed K-12 curriculum, (3) highlight- integral part of President Obama's that lack of gun control unleashes on a supposedly free society.
Principle are written to protect peo- for civic learning and democratic ing and promoting student and fam- administration goal of 2020 that But the financial and political clout of the NRA means that even a prople from being harmed by others. engagement. This is supported by ily participation in education pro- U.S. schools will have the highest gressive president is reticent to oppose them or their interests. Laws against violent crime and the National Task Force on Civic grams and policies at the federal proportion of college graduates in E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post explained yesterday that go- Republ end% President Obama, a disappointment to many who
property crime fall into this cate" ""i d icans, "pret
4aming an Democr:aj4C", and, ocal levels and (4) leveraging the world. Today's students appear
ry. Just as laws are created, they Engagement, the American federal investments and public-pri- to have fallen further away from support more rational gun laws... is a threat to gun laws. He most assuredcan also be abused. Commonwealth Partnership and vate partnerships. political and social involvement. It ly is not. Yet Mitt Romney, who once supported gun-control measures,
Florida's "Stand Your Ground" the Campaign for the Civic Mission In the first step, USDOE express- is quite evident that students know tried to Etch-a-Sketch that past away before the NRA Friday, pledging to law is an example of a Harm of Schools in its 2011 report, es a need for organizations such as and use social media but they do defend rights he claimed the president "ignores or minimizes."
Principle law. When laws are Guardian of Democracy: The Civic National Longitudinal Study to not know social responsibility. So Dionne reveals the corruption at the heart of power the NRA wields flawed or unclear, it is imperative Mission of Schools. This report assess the effectiveness of students' programs such as those recom- over our political elite. Instead of confronting the need for greater safety that they be repealed. For exam- notes that civic learning promotes knowledge in civics as an indicator mended by USDOE are essential protections, presidents and those who seek the office, are silent at best and ple, former Governor Jeb Bush civic knowledge, skills, and dispo- to understand what they are learn- for expanding school curriculums apathetic at worst. stated that the "Stand Your sitions and builds the 21st century ing in school and provide appropri- to elevate civic learning and Perhaps the Trayvon Martin tragedy, and the president's acknowledgeGround" law does not apply to the competencies that employers value ate educational programs to meet engagement in the democratic ment that the slain teen could well have been his own son, will inspire Trayvon Martin case. In the tragic of workers and is associated with a their needs. Secondly, USDOE process. Continued on page 9 1 Obama to stand his ground against the American gun lobby. death of 17-year old Martin, the better school environment and emphasizes the importance of a
Sanford Police Department cited lower student dropout rates accord- well-rounded education with civic
the "Stand Your Ground" law as ing to the U.S. Department of and service-leaming components 5AI eKs
being the reason for not arresting Education (USDOE). through a competitive program AWAOST C---George Zimmerman. However, In contrast, a study of the called Effective Teaching and ICA1p MIRE> \04 rr
Bush said the law means "stand National Assessment of Education V
Learning for a Well-Rounded 0e, le)-- tiO00= Ut your ground; it does not mean Progress reported low academic Education. The program is to be MI A,, VV
chase after someone who has performance in civics by elemen- part of the reauthorization of the tie v R-_ 7-K > 9turned his back," as reported in the tary and secondary students, a sig- Elementary and Secondary 1A MY VFfMartin case. To ensure that laws afe nificant achievement gap between Education Act. In the third step,
written in the best interest of all racial and ethnic groups and a USDOE proposes to make govem- C _7
monle. American students must be decline in civic knowledge of sen- ment more trnmnarent (,.n11,qhnrs-




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The Lois J. Roberts Allenites Spring Festival Brings Praise and Pastor's Anniversary at Ist Timothy
Annual Shopping Spree Celebration to St. M ary's, Georgia The church family of First Timothy Baptist Church located 12103
The public is invited to join a trek to the Hilton Head South Carolina The third annual Spring Festival, Willie Mae Glover Praise in the Park Biscayne Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32218, will celebrate their pastor's 25th Shopping Outlets, Saturday April 21, 2012. Busses will depart at 7 a..m. Celebration, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. at Anniversary May 6, 2012 at the 11 a.m. service. The public is invited to
and return at 7 p.m. The trip is being sponsored by Historic Mt. Zion the St. Marys Waterfront Park. The event promotes unity in the communi- attend. For more information, call 757-9878. A.M.E. Church Rev Pearce Ewing, Sr. Pastor. Tickets will include free ty and people of all faiths are encouraged to be a part of this special celebreakfast. For information Contact Olivia A. Young President (904) 502- bration. M ayor to Lead Open Arms' 5K W alk
6472. The church is located at 201 E. Beaver St. Jacksonville, Fl. 32202. This uplifting event will be kicked off with a brief greeting at the parks On April 28, 2012, Mayor Alvin Brown N ill join Open Arms Christian amphitheater and the family fun will continue throughout the park the rest Fellowship as they host their annual 5K Charity Walk. The walk will begin Info Sought To Help Document of the day. A variety of entertainment will be provided, such as recording at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt. The cost is
African American Neighborhoods artist Daly Braxton, IGNITE, and Mechum Clarke & True Purpose. YOU FREE for children 17 years old and younger. The event is open to the comwill also enjoy the sounds and movements of choirs, soloists, praise teams, munity. All proceeds will be donated to Garden City Elementary and Information is being gathered on African American communities in and even dance teams. There will be bounce houses and other activities to Highlands Middle Schools The church is located at 2763 Dunn Ave. Jacksonville. Presently the concentration is on La Villa-Downtown, keep the kids happy all day. Jacksonville, FL 32218. For more information, call Charis Scurry at (904)
Brooklyn, Campbell Hill, Mixon Town, New Town, College Park, Sugar Vendors offering arts, crafts, and food items are always a favorite part Of 476-2104. Hill, Durkeeville, and all other (approximately 11) established neighbor- any festival and will be located in front of the St. Marys Waterfront Park hood with the city. If you have lived or worked in any of these areas prior during the event. We encourage you to come early and plan to spend the St. Joseph's Celebrates Anniversary to 1980 and wish to give information on the area's boundaries, people, insti- day. For more information contact Kenyatta Compton at nichellecomp- St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church is celetutions, organizations, business and/or general characteristics, call (904) ton@yahoo.com or 678-621-9019. brating it's 82nd year as a pillar in the communi402-2205 and leave your name and telephone number. The Praise Festival takes place the third Saturday in April each year by ty. In addition, Dr. H.T. Rhim, Senior Pastor,
proclamation of the St. Marys City Council. This year's event is hosted by
Summerville M issionary Baptist Chayil Outreach and the St. Marys DDA and is sponsored in part by the St. is celebrating his 42nd year of leadership. The
Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau. church is located 485 W. First Street at the comer
to present W omen in W hite of Ist & Broad Streets, in Springfield, affec)L tionately called "Black Bottom". The anniverThe Deaconess Missionary Ministry will join Dr. James Henry, Pastor of 56th Anniversary at St.Paul Lutheran sary worship services will be held Sundays
Summerville Missionary Baptist Church, on April 22nd, tol present St. Paul Lutheran Church, located at 2730 West Edgewood Avenue, where April 15, 22, 29 at 6: 00 PM with the closing serv"Women in White" at 5:00 p.m. Wrapping up the month on April 29th, the Rev. James Wiggins Jr. is the Pastor, will celebrate it's 56th Anniversary ice on Monday, April 30th at 7:00 PM. The
Senior Choir #1 of will present a musical at 5:00p.m. For more information April 18-22. On April 22, Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed community is welcome to join St. Joseph along
visit the church at 690 W. 20th St., or call (904) 598-05 10. by Sunday Worship Service and Fellowship with sev ral sister churches as we continue to be
Meal with guest Pastor the Rev Roosevelt Gray at 11:00 a.m. The theme for "the church where EVERYBODY is SOMESecond M issionary Baptist the event is "Justified for Sanctification that Matters". For more informa- BODY, and JESUS CHRIST is LORD, ever so in
Church W omen's Conference tion, call 765-4219 Dr. H.T. Rhim Black Bottom".
The Deaconess Ministry of Second Missionary Baptist Church will spon- Stanton Gala Planning M eeting Church news is published free of charge.
sor their 2nd Women's Conference,. "The Virtuous Women 11" on Saturday, information must be received in the Free Press
April 28th from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. The conference is aimed at young The current class leaders on Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton and women who would like to live a better life through Jesus Christ. The guest Stanton Vocational High Schools will meet Monday May 21st at Bethel offices no later than Monday, at 5 p.m. of the week speaker will be Minister Yvonne Johnson of The First African Missionary Baptist Institutional Church, 325 Bethel Baptist Street (First Street you want it to run. information received prior to Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia. Minister Johnson will be dealing entrance). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss plans for the 6th Stanton with the Theme: A Decaying Culture or a Living Christ". Women of all Gala, June 23, 2012. The final meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Bethel on the event date will be printed on a space available ages are invited to participate and share a free lu nch. To attend this con- June llth. Representative from all classes are encouraged to attend. For basis until the date. Fax e-mail to 765-3803 or eference, call the church at 354-8268. The church is located at 954 Kings more information contact Chairman, Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or visit mail to J]FreePres's*aol.com. Rd. Jacksonville, Fl. Rev. Odell Smith Jr. Pastor. our website at www.stantonhigh.org.



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AGE IS JUST A NUMBER: Meet C


Ida Keeling, a 95 year old sprinter AnMb(DN7 llht w~1o *
206/106. Some people would by N.C. Beainon, The Griot able to find him in her ownI
never get over such events. But From a very young age, women race.
despitepe having had plenty of dark are programmed to go on a quest to
days, Ida Keeling soldiered on. obtain the elusive gold ring. That What is a sister to do?
Her daughter, Shelley, a lawyer, wedding ring is supposed to prove Many are not getting real estate investor and high to the world that there is a man who down on themselves.
school track coach, convinced her approves of and has elected to share Instead, they are defy/ mother to take up running. Since his life, love and wealth with us. ing expectations and'n, / then, Keeling has set record after Many movies, love songs and finding innovative
record, becoming one of the romance novels end with a woman ways to have the famiworld's oldest sprinting legends. being swept off her feet by "Mr. lies and futures thatN "The biggest thing with my Right." Despite being bombarded they have always wantmom is that she never lets any- with such imagery, there are some ed. They are doing it
thing get her down," Shelley women who reject the notion that by taking matters into
Keeling said. "If somebody said to they need to be rescued by a man. their own hands and taking her, 'I'm going to put you in a box Instead, they are choosing to bold steps to become and you're never going to get out,' remain happily single. breadwinners, homeown-'
she'd say, 'Just you wait.'" Mr. Right simply hasn't come ers and both mother and
After her brothers were killed, along for some women. For many father to children. In>
Ida Keeling Shelley Keeling got her mother to others, however, the reality that 2008, 24 percent of,
If you are short on any inspira- and states, "I am not a sickly per- run in a 5K in Brooklyn. Ida there is a marriage crisis in this first time homebuytion to start exercising, get to son." On size 5 andl/2 feet, she Keeling was 67 at the time. She country has forced them to re-eval- ers were women
know Ida Keeling. The 95 year- runs in the hallways of her apart- has been running ever since, in uate their lives and carve out a new while single old set the world record last year ment building and on treadmills, short races and long, though most- path to happiness. women of color ~
running 60 meters in 29.86 sec- lifts weights, and rides an exercise ly in sprints these days. US Census data shows that 53.4 bought more
onds in the Masters Sprint Night bike. Keeling sets the example that percent of women defined as those homes than even
last year. Keeling lost her husband to a there are no more excuses for not aged over 18 are unmarried. For married minoriKeeling, a great-great grand- heart attack at age 42, in 1958. She working out or getting in shape. women over 30 years of age, that ties. These women mother from the Bronx is not like lost two sons, Donald and Charles, She's proved that it can be done at rate jumps to more than 60 percent, are rising above any other 95-year-old you have in gruesome, drug-related homi- any age and an excellent example which means that many women the view that they
ever met. At 4'6" and 83 pounds, cides, in 1979 and 1981. Her of turning tragedy into triumph! have not, and may not ever, find are somehow
she takes one prescription drug blood pressure went up to someone to marry. A staggering 70 missing out by not
percent of black women live alone, having a ring on.
Cit Hots ousng warnes Sy posum leading many African-American their finger and
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TheCit ofJacsonill Huan hei hoe fr te dsabed nd esorceCenertheCit of growing economic and educational with the love of Rights Commission is hosting aging population. Participants will Jacksonville Housing and gap between black men and women friends, families
panel discussions for residents also be able to hear panel discus- Neighborhoods Department, Home and it becomes clear that if an and friends.
interested in how to make their sions on trends in design and con- Sweet Accessible Home and Afia-American woman is seek- Being on their
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Flipping Through the Free Press Files.

For the past 25 years, we have celebrated the many people, places and. events, that have graced the Free Press pages. Though our official celebration is over, we received such an overwhelming response to the "Flipping" page, we have decided to flashback the page! We continue to share with you some of the many memories that have shaped our publication.



















Mrs. Camilla Thompson (left) and Ms. Sharon Coon (right), receives a proclamation for the James Weldon Johnson Enjoying a party at the home of Councilman Terry Fields
Festival from Mayor John Delaney. are Aleizha Batson, Michael Stewart and Laverne Tobias. Channel 12 colleagues Clennon King and Angela Spears







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At the annual Jacksonville Urbam League Equal Opportunity Judy Batson and Tracie Collier at Luncheon: Orrin Mitchell, Rahman Johnson, Ron Austin and
Richard & Joyce Morgan Danford with their little one in tow. the annual YMCA Black Achievers Award. Wayman Winbush.

















Culture mavens Padrica Mendez and Carol Alexander.
Mia Jones presents a Minority Enterprise Development Week Greg Miller, Michelle Grant and Ronald Belton.
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Magnolia Gardens Neighborhood Holds 6th Annual Community Reunion


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Elizabeth Manning and Loretta Bennett Jerimiah Battle, Jerry Battle, Joshua Battle and Gerlad Newkirk Mr. Joe, Angelia Hawkins, Judy Shoemaker,
Barbara Williams and Cheresia Brock Flornoy
Continued from front
Homes se- Established in the 1950s off of Edgewood Avenue, the spirit of
I '- the lol.w 5 Magnolia Gardens has always been about the spirit, love, friendship
and pride of a close knit community which spans the decades where hard working professional and blue collar people raised their family. This year Jacksonville Legal Aid partnered with the block party and 20 vendors came out to showcase their information on everything from housing and down payment assistance programs to JAF FCAT and the Jacksonville Sheriff's office and Fire Department.
';~Many volunteers donated their time to make the day successful. City of Jacksonville employee Carolyn Herring, reminisced, "We are the proud" children and grandchildren of the original owners of Moden Lub .this community. The block party provides a "free" meal for everyClassic Appel, one, and we are able to do this by donations, and the selling ofour
Chri /Ch3 P raffles tickets for $5.00 each year."
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Urban League Hosting Empowerment summit uperintendent, s Summer
The Jacksonville Urban League American General Life and Sears breakfast for the first 300 particiwill, host its 5th Annual Logistics. This will also be an pants. A a ei s
Empowerment Summit and opportunity for youth to enroll in For more information, contact
Community-Wide Event on JUL summer camp activities, Julia Henry-Wilson at 366-3473 or -R a iga dM t cd m
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9a.m. National Achievers Program, SAT Sandra Parker at 366-3481. For 1 p.m, at the Urban League's build- and Act Preparation and Personal Booth registration, contact Clorinda

ing on 903 W. Union Street. Safety. McDonald's will provide Sanders at 366-6494. '~- Bridge Academies 5-6 and 8-9

Employment & Training and PUBLI NO IC
Economic and Community C le eB u dA a e yII-1
Empowerment. The Summit will The Northeast Florida Community Action
feature workshops to empower par- Agny(F A) oprftwlticipants with tools and knowledge aognztnRead It Forward ,Jax and
on character building, financial lit- hold their monthly Board of Directors meeting: job. adhwtgeankepaThursday, April 26, 2012 Algebra 1 Summer Programs
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AROUND TOWN


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


Rachelle Farrell Genealogy and Highlands Regional Branch, 1826 Annual Shrimp Festival 13th (Mother's Day). tact Lynn Jones at
in Concert Social Media Dunn Avenue, on Saturday, April The Annual Mayport Shrimp Performances will take place at the ljones@clarawhitemisson.org or
28th, from 2 5:30 p.m., in confer- Festival will be held May 4-6 in Stage Aurora Performance Hall call (904) 354.4162. The Ritz Theater will present The Jacksonville Genealogical ence room B. For more inforain FmniaBahon srm located at 5188 Norwood Avenue
recording artist Rachelle Farrell in Society will hold their monthly call the library at (904) 757.7702 or lovers and art patrons from around inside Gateway Town Center. For Free Kids Carnival at concert on FiaArl20th at 8 meeting on Saturday, April 21 1st, at email armisgame@gmail.com. hewrdfrteana vn ed more information call Stage Aurora M l a W sigo
p~~~m.h $40d dalgthusfor moranale e The atrca Compan at 765-7372.n
p~.$0tickets are on sale now. 1:30 p.m. at the Webb-Wesconnettduigayghhor.FrmeTeticlC pnyt76-32
For more information, call 632- Library Branch, 6887 103rd Street Bill Cosbv in Concert information, call 261-5841. MaliVai Washington Kids
5555. Jacksonville, FL in the auditorium. Rnweco dinBlCsbC m uit CaeDy Foundation will host their Kids 4
The speaker is Geraldine Kohn pre- will speak on the human condition, Jazz Jamm with Make plans to attend Everest Kids Camnival for the community
Journey of Hope senting a program on Genealogy family relationships, and the evolv- Ronnie La su aonitwCr th o Da, antonay y 9th etrm 1t0i
An auction and concert featuring and Social Medias: Facebook, in Career Edmnadwoe.R nieL wn u caiommnit N er 7th, a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MaliVai
th akovleCide' h ifrmitradioneai. Foj oe Snayapix9hgt2pma te TeRt Jz Peentcsm opedyMa 201rm100 anton othe pulCeanderfeatures
joined by the African Children's cnoastio net.jage~ Times Union Center. Call 633- Ronnie Laws and Tom Browne, a.m. until 2:00 pm. Jacksonville ipnttive activities fore re!
Choir, will take place Saturday, csne.6110 or visit www.ticktetmaster.com. Saturday, May 5th for two shows, business leaders and vendors will itco e ou vtie nd enjoy ge,
April 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the at 7 and 10 p.m. Come listen to the disseminate information and also a bounes ouse and nylabes,
Performing Arts Center, Atlantic Delta Sunset Jam Soe odsot onso amn az hnet i orpie vr oneshue n nltbes
Coast High School, 9735 R.J. The Jacksonville Alumnae Spoke tiorcsmo t sond oe jmingrjazz.n haune our i Fdor pre eveory contests, a live DJ, mascots, arts &
Skinner Pkwy, 32256. For more Chpe fDlaSgaTeaa h izcall (904) 632-5555 or email mation email DoWilliams@cci.edu guefstpeaniceiis rzese- aan
information visit www.jaxchildren- Sorority, Inc. will present the Once a month the Ritz offers an ritztheatre@coj.net. or call (904) 264-9122. moe!t Foperamores ioonWKF ord
chorus.org or call (904) 353-1636. Delta's Sunset JAM, Sunday, April open mic for poets and poetry Dougla Andrso thee Cr ival, cal Ashle Stricln
22, 2012, from 6-10 p.m. at the lovers of all ages. Show off your FunkFest 2012 Doga th ernte Caitzl catl (904)y Strickland
Crab Cake Factory, 1396 Beach own talent for verse, or just come, Jaaonil get ready for live39-43(ID Gs A nadentiue Blvd. at Jacksonville Beach. listen and soak up the creative musnil good tiead for unke Its Class Reunion Night at the or visit www.malwashington.com.
&G re Party Entertainment will be by songstress atmosphere. The next one ui n odtm o ukFs Ritz for Douglas Anderson,
is2012. Held May 11 and 12th at
Save the date for the 1st Annual Akia Uwanda. For more informa- Thursday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. For Metropolitan Park, featured arists Tuesday, May 15th at 6 p.m. Each AKA Presents Antiques and Garden Party, benefit- tion contact Avis Sweet at (904) more information, call 632-5555. wilicue e dtoDougie month, alumni of Jacksonville's Men Who Cook
ting All Saints Center, Sulzbacher 463-1674. wilF ues Nrlew Eition, Ldshistorically black schools are invit- The Gamma Rho Omega Chapter
Cete ndote cmmntymi-Amateur Night Fresh CharuLe ilson, d ed to meet at the Ritz Theatre and ofAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
sions, April 19th April 21st in Fa iyGame Erykah Badu Loos Endz andehiit
San Marco The preview party, Fa iyat The Ritz more. Tickets can be purchased at "Mus ore he naew exribit, will present Celebrity Men Who
appraisal fair and antiques and gar- Day at the Library Modeled after Amateur Night at local Metro PCS locations. "moreian art Gnae:oAfrican Cook on Sunday, June 10, 2012
den party will be held at All Saints The Armis Club of Jacksonville the famed Apollo Theatre in American5" sorts inackonieo from 3-5 p.m. at the Hyatt
Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks are hostinlg Family Game Days at Harlem, contestants compete for T EW Ztheir school days and participate i tikerts, call Boe Atwatratio868Avenue. For more information, various library branches around the cash prizes and let the audience be at Stage Aurora! conversations about current issues 4030.
contact the All Saints office at 73 7- city, everyone is invited to leamn, the judge. Friday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. Stage Aurora Theatrical Company in our schools. For more informa8488 or 610-2204 or email play, and enjoy board games and at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, will present, The Wiz Mother's Day tion call (904) 632-5555. 1itmo
susannabarton@comcast.net. make new friends. One of the par- 829 N. Davis Street for more infor- Weekend, Friday, May 11th MayRhtmo
ticipating branches will be The mation call (904) 632- 5555. Miracle on Gospel Awards
Ashley Street The 4th Annual Rhythm of Gospel
TheClaa WiteMisions 1th Awards will take place at the
annuThe ClaracWhe Mon's 5tht Tuesday, July 24th July 29th the
YO I3 IO annua 11 C lb"MirCe ondAh S trvreet Omni Hotel, 245 Water St. The
Celbriy hefandSever evntRhythm of Gospel Awards is an
,will be held, Friday, May 18th, 11 annual event filled with a variety of
Ia.m. to 1 p.m. The annual event is innovative and exciting showcases,
Mon ARVm issM t e fr e P essheld to raise funds to benefit and choir competitions, pageants and
address the homeless and critical achievement galas. For more infor* A ~~~~~~~~demands for the homeless and low-maoncl(2074-88rvit
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time in. So because of that we they grew up with it. I'm just MOM. always depend on conference calls I have the same damn headaches as and a good prayer! [Laughs] a mother from the projects, so it
HP: Tell us about life then and doesn't matter that you're a celebrinow. ty. Rapper Mystikal back in prison
Taj: In the beginning Lelee had Taj: My sons could care less as Age old axiom: some folks never learn.
two kids, her son and daughter. long as I'm happy. They enjoy the Apply the above to rapper Mystikal. That's
Four years later Coko had a son. music but they think we're just par- because he'll be going back to jail for three months
During our hiatus, Coko and I both ents trying to be young. [Laughs] because of a probation violation.
got married. She had another child. Coko: My youngest one is more Mystikal, 41, whose real name is Michael Tyler,
( I had a son and welcomed my step- into it than my oldest. A young girl was released from a Louisiana prison in 2010 after
so.wanted me to come to her party, serving six years for sexual battery and extortion.
HP: What do your kids think she's about 16 years old, and he was He'll be returning to jail May 14th.
about your musical legacy? like 'Why does she want you to Sstate District Judge Tony Marabella added the
,N NLelee: My children are in their come?!' I was like well, dag, okay! extra time as a condition of Tyler's five-year probation in the extortion
early 20s and don't really think of He doesn't get it yet. [Laughs] case because he was arrested in February on a misdemeanor charge of me that much and what I do because domestic abuse battery.
Tyler's probation, called for him to remain free of any arrests and con4 victions.
Tyler's attorney says Marabella ordered Tyler to spend another 90 days
2 in jail but is giving him credit for the nine days he was detained after
SWV: Leelee, Taj and Cokohiaret
The Huffington Post recently (SWV) whose new album, "I Soul Train Cruise shaping up to be stellar
went behind the scenes to talk to hit Missed Us," hopes to bring back the E'sitrnwokCercsgtigonbadheSuTan
girl 90s group SW Below is an love-inspired sounds that catapulted Cruise as a title sponsor.
excerpt done by Jessica them to the top of the 90s musicCetiishlngterhecocsownanwadextngieCumberbatch Anderson who spoke charts and into an indelible spot in Ceti shligserteioi hwIn e n xiigdrc
with the ladies on their past and R&B history. to addsiain)icuiga
future. They are set to release their From their respective homes in eteonsivr crui e nt prmoind on-h
first album in 15 years. Virgina Beach, Atlanta and ntok nbadeet n o
It was April 1992. Euro Nashville, Coko, Lelee and Tajbrnigoptutes Disneyland would open its doors in caught up with the Huffmngton Post Tevyg ilsi f rmF. L1
Paris, France; a jury would acquit to talk candidly about their new LuedlFa nFb 7 03
four police officers in the beating of work, juggling music careers withPefracswlinudsoef Rodney King, setting off six days of motherhood and the advice they'dRB'spoerliePtiL ele
massive rioting in Los Angeles; and each give to the person they were Tefe Osboond therGang,
producer Teddy Riley would put the 20 years ago.Jefy Osoe, Wr Th
finihin toche on he ebu HP Yo guy hae ben ackSpinners, Jody Watley, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and many more. albumin ocebrand ne ilgop tgthe r/tu H:ouriguy since 2005, watk w Jada, Willow and Jaden Smith After departing from Florida, cruisers will travel to Grand Turk, San
alled ofY abadnwgrgru tohaourreinsipen like? Denie Jun St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay before getting back home on Feb.
The music scene was a mash up How is it coming together for this Why us? That's what Jada Pinkett changed. Before we had the kids, 24 of Grunge, characterized by bands album (especially being that you all Smith has been wondering, after we were already far away from F c n
like Nirvana; pop, brought to the live in different cities)? she and husband Will Smith each other quite often because of A C s The B achelor F c n
masses by boy groups like New Taj: Our relationship has became the latest star couple to be separate projects."
Kids on the Block; and New Jack improved a lot since our first go subject to rumors of marital strife. Asked about the rumor that they "r m n t n
Swing, the sweet spot for dancing, around. It's understood that we're all Asked why the speculation won't no longer live under the same roof, e c ina o St
crooning heartthrobs like Guy. adults with emotions and needs. We go away, she tells French magazine she replies: "That's ridiculous. ABC's reality dating game show producer questioned their attenTwenty years later, music is try not to overlook that anymore. Gala: "I have no idea! Every year, We've always lived together." series, which includes "The dance before leaving the two out of "busy and lyrically it seems young," Lelee: The different locations is one celebrity couple is under the Things aren't about to slow down, Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," the normal audition process. Both says Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George, somewhat of a nightmare because microscope. This year, unluckily, either. Will is currently filming the is expected to face a class-action believe their race led to the producone of the three Sisters With Voices we can't really get much rehearsal it's us! I almost want to say that we M. Night Shyamalan movie After lawsuit this week for racial discrim- er's decision to not contact them should have been expecting it." Earth with Jaden, 13. And this sum- ination due to its failure of featur- following the audition. FRA KL SP AK NCShe adds: "Will and I know the mer, Jada will be hitting the road ing minority contestants on the The show's lack of diversity over
truth. We're waiting peacefully for with Willow, 11, who is going on show. the course of 23 seasons has raised
KUte storm to blow over." tour as a singer. Attorneys for Nathaniel a few questions in recent years as to
Terry M cM illan tJada, 40, acknowledges that she "As a mom, I'm very proud to see Claybrooks and Christopher why there has never been a nonTheseue t yurNe Yrk and Will, 43, spend lots of time them pursuing the things they Johnson filed the complaint in fed- white bachelor. Last year show creThe eque to ourapart.k But it's always been that way,.44ovte says.-Jadai:"We leave them eral court this week -against! ABC -atir,_ Fleiss AtldEntertajinent
Times best-seller, "Waiting To she adds. enough space to express themselves production companies according to Weekly that he and his production
SExhale, is slated to hit theaters "These rumors are completely and make their dreams come true. TMZ. team are always looking to cast for
sometime in the future. How much untrue," she says. "I travel a lot We leave them free to make their Sources tell the site that both ethnic diversity, "it's just that for
are you involved in the develop- because of my work, just like Will own choices. We try not to live -plaintiffs attended a Nashville audi- whatever reason, they don't come
-~mn o h fldoes. But our lifestyle hasn't through them." tion at a local hotel claiming that a forward. I wish they would."
/ ~ Myself and [screenwriter] Lori Lakin
jHutcherson wrote drafts for the film and
.74, then Whitney passed away. And so now the
Z',1 studio is trying to take a moment to think
about how best to proceed. They've made it crystal clear that they want mao br n 0 0 s
to proceed, but it's just a matter of how. I have mixed feelings about -2
which way might be best to tell the story. I have critics who feel like NviLLEM Y 2
they are casting directors, and they know more about what should happen. You have no idea. People have said that we should just kill off the
Savannah character, or have her go get a job somewhere and move out
of the state. I mean, all kinds of things. And then I have people whoW think they have in mind who should play Savannah. And right now I'm
not in a position to be an advocate one way or the other, with the exception of the fact that it's hard to imagine the story without the Savannah
character in it. Even though I know how other people may feel the opposite. I feel terrible about )Whitney, just like everybody else, but there's a i-AAs




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New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, left, and shortstop Derek Jeter join Rachel Robinon, widow of Jackie Robinson, on
the field prior to the Yankees' baseball game against the Los Angeles Air~
Angels on Jackie Robinson Day at Yankee Stadium in New York,
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Sunday. Players, managers, coaches and umpires all wore No. 42 on Jackie Whitlock '63, Eula Mayes
Robinson Day to remember the 65th anniversary of the day he broke base- '44, Luvenia Newman '51,
balls clor arrer.Charles Skinner '53 and Robinson's daughter, Sharon, took part in an event with Hall of Famer Clara Smith '56, Clara
Reggie Jackson and Los Angeles Angels pitcher LaTroy Hawkins at a I asn'6adAmnaS
youth ballfleld in the Bronx.9Wasn'6ndAm iaS
Ralph Branca, Robinson's former teammate on the Brooklyn Dodgers, /Green '56. Classmates
threw out the first ball at Fenway Park. enjoyed camaraderie and
Los Angeles Dodgers star Matt Kemp tweeted: "Thank u Jackie fellowship while viewing the
Robinson!!" acclaimed "More Than a,
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Stay-at-home Motherhood Not an Option for Most Black Women Badgercontined from front
himself in political,* social and civic activiby Janelle Richards, Grio Michelle's had to do, when I think M. Kreider and Diana B. Elliot the Kreider and Elliot note. "Even African-Americans at 14 percent. ties. He has served as pole march of the
Stay-at-home moms were in the about my own mom, a single number of stay-at-home mothers black mothers with young chil- "Women usually have better Jacksonville Alunmni Chapter of Kappa
spotlight last week after demo- mother raising me and my sister, has decreased from 9.8 million in dren were in the work force fol- success getting jobs than black Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Badger cratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that's work. Anybody who would 1969 to 5.7 million in 2009. lowing World War 11, when many men do," said Dr. Camille was appointed to the FAMU Board of stay-at-home mom Ann Romney argue otherwise I think, probably "Black women were about half of their white counterparts had Charles, a Professor of Sociology Trustees in 2007 and is currently serving as
had "actually never worked a day needs to rethink their statement." as likely as White women to be a withdrawn from the labor force". and Africana Studies at the chairman. He has served as the president in her life." This statement kicked While women across the coun- stay-at-home mother, while the Now, the economy is perhaps University of Pennsylvania. "So if of the Jacksonville Rattler Boosters, Inc. off what has been dubbed the try reacted to Rosen's comments, odds for women of other races did the biggest reason why the idea of you're talking about a two parent for three consecutive terms. He has also mommyy wars" -- an intense some black women were mute on not differ from those of White being a stay-at-mother for black household, she's more likely to been an active member of the JRE Lee
debate between working women the topic. Unlike women of other women," Kreider and Elliot write, women hasn't been a reality. The end up being the one to pick up Jacksonville Alumni Chapter for more than and stay-at-home moms about the ethnicities, black women have tra- Historically, black women have recession took a toll on the eco- the slack because historically the 30 years. Badger was the first Africanvalue of each experience. ditionally not had the choice to always worked. nomic status of many Americans women have been more employ- American male to complete the requirePresident Obama condemned become stay-at-home mothers. "There is evidence that married and the black community was hit able and more desirable employ- ments to become a mediator trainer in the
Rosen's remarks, saying, "there's According to "Historical black women have always been particularly hard. ees because of the gender stereo- State of Florida. Recently, he was inducted
no tougher job than being a mom" Changes in Stay-at-Home employed outside of the house in The 8.2 percent unemployment types we have as African- into the HBCU Hall of Fame for his outand "when I think about what Mothers: 1969 to 2009" by Rose large numbers," (Landry 2000) rate is nearly double that for Americans." standing achievements.