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Floyd Mayweather Replaces Tiger

Woods as Highest Paid Athlete
Floyd Mayweather Jr. earned $85 million over the past 12 months,
more than any other athlete in the world, according to Forbes maga-
He is trailed by fellow boxer Manny Pacquiao who after pulling in
$62 million -- $56 million for fighting Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim
Bradley and an estimated $6 million in endorsements.
Tiger Woods dropped to No. 3 on the list after an 11-year reign at the
top. He earned only $59.4 million last year (poor guy), a dropoff of
$16 million from the previous year and half of what he made at his
peak in 2009. A loss of sponsors and struggles with his golf course
design business help account for the dip in earnings.
The top 10 is rounded out by LeBron James ($53 million), Roger
Federer ($52.7 million), Kobe Bryant ($52.3 million), Phil Mickelson
($47.8 million), David Beckham ($46 million), Cristiano Ronaldo
($42.5 million) and Peyton Manning ($42.4 million).

Crack Sentencing Change Applies

To Those Arrested Before Reform
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court has ruled that people who
committed crack cocaine crimes before more lenient penalties took
effect and received their prison sentence afterward should benefit from
the new rules.
The court resolved a dispute in favor of Corey A. Hill and Edward
Dorsey, who were arrested in 2007 and 2008 for selling crack cocaine
and faced mandatory 10-year sentences in Illinois. But they weren't
sentenced until after the Fair Sentencing Act went into effect in August
2010. That law reduces the difference between sentences for crimes
committed by crack cocaine and powder cocaine users.
Justice Stephen Breyer said in a 5-4 decision that the courts should
have used the new law to sentence the two men.
Breyer said the issue was difficult because the new law doesn't spell
out how to treat people in circumstances like Hill's and Dorsey's, and
a 19th century law says the old law applies in such cases.
The decision has been praised as another step toward reducing sen-
tencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine crimes, a gap
that has struck African-Americans especially hard.

Judge Refuses to Step

Aside in Rosa Parks' Case
DETROIT -- A judge accused of misconduct in a
dispute over the estate of Rosa Parks says he won't
step aside from the case.
Wayne County Probate Judge Freddie Burton Jr.
says an attorney who wants him disqualified has
offered nothing but "insulting" and "malicious" allegations. His
response was filed last week.
Steven G. Cohen has accused Burton of conspiring with two lawyers
to put the estate of the civil rights pioneer in debt. Parks left almost all
her estate to the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute, which Cohen rep-
resents. When Parks' nieces and nephews challenged the estate, the
judge appointed two lawyers as fiduciaries.
The Michigan Supreme Court reversed some of Burton's decisions in
December, including the appointments of fiduciaries.
Cohen wants the chief judge of Probate Court to disqualify Burton.

NYPD Cop Sentenced To 4 Years

For Falsely Jailing Black Man
A former New York Police Department officer,Michael Daragjati,
was sentences to over four years in prison for his false and racist arrest
of Staten Island man, Kenrick Gray.
After busting Gray on the bogus charge, he later boasted that he had
"fried another n-r." Daragjati, 33, has been jailed since last October.
He pleaded guilty to extortion and civil-rights violation crimes in
Daragjati has been accused of racism in the past. He was the subject
of three civil rights lawsuits and a CCRB complaint, in which a Black
man claims Daragjati told him to "shut your n-- mouth."

Watching TV Can

Lower Kids Self Esteem
A study conducted by Indiana University found that TV viewing can
alter children's self esteem. White girls and black boys and girls tend
to feel worse about themselves after viewing various forms of elec-
tronic media. However, white boys are in luck, TV viewing actually
increases their self confidence.
The study surveyed 400 black and white preadolescents in the
Midwest over one year. Professors Nicole Martins and Kristen
Harrison focused on the correlation between total time spent watching
TV and self esteem, rather than the impact of certain types of pro-
gramming. They found watching more TV negatively affected self
esteem for all children, except white males.
But other groups of children were subject to endless stereotypes.
According to the study, female children are hard-pressed to find a
diversity of roles for women on television. Black boys are no better
off. Their TV brothers are often portrayed as criminals or lacking intel-


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Volume 25 No. 36 Jacksonville, Florida June 28 July 4, 2012

Make or Break: This Week is Crucial to the President

b Perry Beacon
This week could have major
implications for Barack Obama's
presidency and his re-election cam-
paign, as the Supreme Court deter-
mines the legality of two major

administration decisions, while
congressional Republicans deter-
mine if his attorney general will be
held in contempt of Congress.
The decision on "Obamacare,"
which could come as soon as
Monday, is of course the most con-
sequential. The president spent

much of his first two years in office
pushing for universal health care
legislation, and the provision is one
of the biggest accomplishments of
his tenure, eventually extending
insurance to 30 million people. A
Supreme Court decision striking
down the law, or parts of it,
could severely diminish a
law that otherwise may
be a defining part of
Obama's legacy.
N And it could also turn
immediately into a campaign issue.
If the court strikes down any part of
the law, Obama administration offi-
cials are planning to cast the con-
servative justices as another exam-
ple of the partisanship of the
Republican Party and then press
Mitt Romney on whether he sup-
ports the most popular provisions in

the legislation, such as making sure
people who already have chronic
illnesses like diabetes can buy
insurance. But Romney is likely to
link a negative decision from the
court to the high unemployment
rate and argue the president can't
manage the economy or the health
care system.
The Court is also expected to rule
on the tough immigration law
passed in Arizona two years ago,
which requires police officers to
check the immigration status of
people they stop. The administra-
tion filed suit to block the law from
taking effect, putting the president
in the center of the heated immigra-
tion debate in this country. It's not
clear this decision will have a direct
political impact, but two adverse
Supreme Court decisions in the

same week are not likely to help the
president either.
The congressional push to hold
Eric Holder in contempt over the
administration's refusal to provide
additional documents involving the
"Fast and Furious" investigation
presents another complicated issue
for the administration. The presi-
dent's decision to invoke executive
privilege over the documents sug-
gests he and congressional
Republicans are unlikely to com-
promise on the issue, and Holder
will held be in contempt by House
Republicans. Such a finding though
is likely to have little substantive or
political effect, as Obama is strong-
ly behind Holder staying in his job,
and there is little evidence that peo-
ple outside of active partisans are
paying close attention to this issue.

Reunion Rich Traditions Keep City Connected

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Stanton Class of 1957 at their 55th Reunion Fun Night. Shown are Tony
Carter, Henry Thomas Gates, Jr. and Walter Jones. KFP (page 2).

Shown above is the Ribault Class of 1987 Reunion Host Committee,
Lucretia Merriam, Andrea Kellam Evans, Tangerla Mayhew, Stephanie
Boykins, Angie Dixon and Gina Presley Capers. TMA (page 8)

Shown above is the Matthew Gilbert Class of 1962: Dottie GC Roberts, Linda H. Moore, Barbara L. Breaker, Mary B. Hunter, Frances R. Simmons,
Margarette S. Holmes, Kenneth L. Manuel, Delores D. Davis, Wilbert Gardner, Lillie Golden, Sylvester Farrell, Cynthia R. Moore, Ronald Hudson,
Eddie L. Griffin, Paytie C. Cross, Samuel Williams, Julia B. Walthor, Louis Cain, Dories R. Stewart, Henry L. Adams, Freddie L. Spinks, Sylvia J.
Floyd, Deborah M. Norman, Robert Clark, James Savage, Sharon Collins, Clarence Fields, Robert Stewart, James Burroughs and Elaine F. Jackson.
The class held a cookout at Oceanway Community Park as a part of their weekend festivities. FMPowellphoto.

"If there is one thing Jacksonville
is serious about it is their class
reunions," remarked a recent visi-
tor. During the course of her visit in
Jacksonville, she witness a variety
of reunion activities taking place.
After talking with several partici-
pants, and gaining more insight into
the culture of the south, she left
with a greater appreciation of the
community spirit.

That same culture is the burning
fuel behind the annual commemo-
rations that mark our summer
months. Last weekend, Stanton
High School held their 6th annual
All Class Reunion representing
classes from 1932-1971 Also, the
Ribault High School Class of 1987
marked their 25th milestone in
addition to the Matthew Gilbert
Class of 1962 and the Andrew

Jackson Class of 1973. What the
well attended reunion celebrations
represent is through time, the
enduring legacy and spirit of
attending predominantly Black high
schools still stands strong.
The variety of events included
from boatride and cookouts to black
tie galas and a Vegas night. Steeped
into the tradition of preserving edu-
cation in the deep south, the

reunions represent a spirit of con-
nection bonded during a time when
the 'village raised the child'. Pre
magnet schools and other methods
of integration, the resulting ties that
bind have lasted through the
decades. Though the spirit of the
Duval County School system will
never quite be the same, the legacy
of love will continue to be remem-

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Stanton Holds 6th All Class Reunion and

the Class of '57 Celebrates 55 Years

Willie Northern, Lula Heard and Carolyn Northern

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Knight

Annette and Alvin Fridie

Having maintained their 60 year friendship are Earlene Toby Lockett,
Gwendolyn Lang Jones, Priscilla Boston Florence and Harriett Witsell

Chester Bailey and Bettye Bailey ('57)

Tony Carter ('57) and 1957 Class Valedictorian
Joyce Holloway-Montgomery

Claudette Smith ('57), Cheryl Copeland and Lulu Jewilkins ('57)

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Gloria Trimmings ('57), Ethel Trimming ('57), Clementine Johnson
('57) and Deloris Johnson ('57)

Clementine Sallins ('57), Dee Smith ('57) and George Smith ('57)

Margaret Austin Pinkney ('57), Phil Fisher ('57), Ralph Holbacl
('57), 1957 Class Reunion Committee Chairman Robert Williams ('57),

Willie Northern ('57) and John Riley ('57)

by Lynn Jones
Established in 1868, Stanton
High School has a unique history
as an educational institution and
icon. Celebrating the tradition,
Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton
Vocational Senior High School
held their annual "all years" high
school reunion this weekend. The
weekend itinerary consisted of a
night "meet and greet" at the Clar-
ion Hotel, "fun nite" in the gymna-
sium at New Stanton and a boat
ride. Saturday night was the big

"all years" reunion at the Prime
Osborne Convention Center where
over 600 Stanton schoolmates
were in attendance celebrating the
theme: "Be the Catalyst for
This year's reunion was a time of
reverence and celebration. Chair-
man Kenneth Reddick ('63),
prayed for family members and
classmates past and present. Every-
one sang the historic Alma Mater
lyrics "Give your best for dear old
Stanton, for the blue and white..."

During the day Friday, class-
mates enjoyed a boat ride on the St.
Johns River and were feted with a
round of champagne courtesy of
1957 classmate Henry Thomas
Gates, Jr. At Friday nights "fun
nite," 1957 Committee Chair
Robert Williams smiled as he was
ecstatic when mentioning his 1957
high school class, "this is the time
of the year when we get together,
reminisce and talk about old times,
everyone here was a product of
Stanton and each of us has done

well and we are thankful for our
teachers and leaders during a tur-
bulent time in the United States."
During the evening, classmates
played cards, checkers, and danced
to the sounds of classmate DJ
Ronald Gavin and flutist Linda
Witsell also performed!
Class of 1957 valedictorian
Joyce Holloway-Montgomery was
asked what was happening in the
world when she was graduating
and what was her ambition, she
recollected, "I don't know what

was happening in the world, but I
can tell you my ambition, which
was to make a contribution in the
field of science. I was determined
to be all I could be." Putting her
ambition into action, she garnered
several higher education degrees
and gave back by teaching for for
30 years in the Detroit public
school system.
Stantonites came as far away as
California, New York and Georgia.
Many of the classmates were still
in physical shape and couldn't wait

to make contact with other class-
mates to celebrate and make it
known that Stanton High School,
whose former principal in 1900
was James Weldon Johnson who
wrote the lyrics to "Lift every
voice and sing" and was sung in
1901 by 500 children at Stanton in
celebration of President Abraham
Lincolns birthday. This timeless
moment lets you understand why
the Stanton legacy continues to
make its historic mark on the city
of Jacksonville, Florida..

June 28 July 4, 2012

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June 28-July 4, 2012 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 3

Racial Economic Gap Grows Deeper and Wider

The Great Recession devastated the h
hold finances of minority families, fo
many back into the mainstream of se
It would be nice to think that the
election of Barack Obama swept
the U.S. into a new, miraculous

post-racial era. But at the
moment of his historic victo-
ry, the Great Recession was
busy proving that that defi-
nitely wasn't the case.
By 2010, the weak econo-
my had disproportionately
devastated the finances of
black and Hispanic house-
holds -- so much so that the
median household net worth
for whites was 22 times as
louse- high as it was for blacks.
Mrcing That's according to newly
eking released Census data cited at
CNNMoney, where it's also
noted that by 2010 the median
household net worth for whites was
15 times higher than that of

Zimmerman's Defense Files

New Motion for Bond Hearing
With a new bond hearing set this George also misled the court about
week, George Zimmerman's turning in all of his passports.
lawyer, Mark O'Mara, has report- Once the court got wind of the
edly filed a new motion to argue Zimmermans' indiscretions, Shellie
why his client should be granted was arrested and charged with per-
bond, according to the Orlando jury, while George's bond was
Sentinel. revoked. Consequently, it will be an
On Friday, O'Mara will attempt uphill battle for the Zimmerman
to make the case for why defense team to convince presiding
Zimmerman should be released judge Kenneth Lester that George
from jail. O'Mara is claiming that should still be released in spite of
Zimmerman "has no criminal con- lying to the court twice.
victions, no history of failing to After being charged with the sec-
appear at court proceedings and has ond-degree murder of 17-year-old
significant ties to the community as Trayvon Martin in February,
evidence at his initial bond hear- Zimmerman's bond hearing took
ing." place on April 20th, where he was
Even though the Zimmerman released on $150,000 bond. By
defense team are relying on June 1, though, George's bond was
Zimmerman's record to free him revoked, so he has been in prison
from jail, the fact that for nearly a month.
Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, lied to It remains to be seen whether
the court about their lack of funds Judge Lester will Zimmerman in
in the initial hearing is a major spite of his transgressions.
sticking point. Another issue is that

There's been a trickle of figures
from the 2010 Census in recent
days, much of it confirming what
we more or less already knew: the
recession was bad for people's bank
accounts; more cash-strapped fami-
lies are doubling up in the same
Similarly, the news about the
growing racial wealth gap isn't
exactly news. Whites and minori-
ties weren't exactly on even footing
even before the recession. In 2005,
median household wealth for
whites was 12 times that of blacks
and eight times that of Hispanics,
according to CNNMoney. But the
downturn has certainly made the

disparity a lot more pronounced.
In part, that's because the housing
crisis hit minority homeowners
hardest of all, with blacks and
Latinos almost twice as likely to
have been affected by foreclosure
as whites.
Blacks and Hispanics have also
been experiencing the jobs crisis
differently. Unemployment rose for
both groups during the recession
more rapidly than it did for whites.
And after the worst of the recession
was over, and the national unem-
ployment rate began to fall, the
black unemployment rate continued
to climb.

High Court Says No More Life in Prison for Juveniles
WASHINGTON The Supreme to prison for the rest of their lives young people whose crimes did not Miller was convicted of killing a
Court says it's unconstitutional to with no chance of ever getting out. involve killing, man in Alabama. Jackson was con-
sentence juveniles to life in prison The 5-4 decision is in line with oth- The decision came in the robbery victed of being an accomplice in an
without parole for murder. ers the court has made, including and murder cases of Evan Miller Arkansas robbery that ended in
The high court has threw out ruling out the death penalty for and Kuntrell Jackson, who were 14 murder.
Americans' ability to send children juveniles and life without parole for when they were convicted.

Shown above is Robert Flowers and guest speaker Tony Hill.
Florida's Voters League Kicks Off
Convention to Energize Election Participation

Time is fast approaching for one
of the most important national elec-
tions of this century. Last weekend,
the Baymeadow's Holiday Inn host-
ed the Florida Voters League as
they kicked off their 54th Annual
Convention. The event was emceed
by Dwayne Larkins. A significant
highlight of the event was the large
number of youth participation in
the oratorical contest. The theme
was "Don't Lose Your Voice-Vote"
campaign. This subject is very
volatile in light of Florida's
Governor blatant attempt to have
eligible voters purged from the
qualified voters roll. Oratorical
contest winners were: Mrs.
Dorothy Graham, Mr. Matthew
Carter and Ms. Mercedes White.
Robert "Bob" Flowers,
Jacksonville's chairman of the
Florida Voter League, Inc., intro-

duced The Honorable Anthony
"Tony" Hill, who was the keynote
speaker for the event. In his
address, Hill recalled the memory
of his boyhood days, and the limit-
ed access as a black boy he had to
public resources. Hill constantly
reminded the capacity filled room
of the importance of exercising
their right to vote and encouraging
others to register to do the same.
Hill said, "voting is a right, not a
privilege reserved for a chosen
few." The event ended with
Eugune A.Poole, President, Florida
Voters League urging all families,
groups and organizations to get
involved to make a major differ-
ence in the way African Americans
are treated and respected at the
local, state, regional and national

Remembering the King of

Pop Three Years Later
Three years ago this week, the
world lost one of the greatest
Entertainers it has ever seen.
al, *l Michael Jackson's untimely
death at the age of 50 shocked
b fans everywhere and sparked
immediate memorials and trib-
utes in his honor.
Jackson's death was ultimately
found to be a homicide, caused
mainly by a powerful anesthetic
Propofol. His cardiologist, Dr. Conrad Murray, was found guilty in
2011 of involuntary manslaughter (for giving him the lethal dose) and
sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Michael Jackson's successful music career, along with his humanitar-
ian work, are just part of a tremendous legacy being remembered today.
The international superstar first entered the music industry as a member
of the Jackson 5 when he was just 11 years old. According to the late
entertainer's website, since going solo in the early 1980s, Jackson has
"sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No. 1
singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."
Undoubtedly one of the best recording artists of all time, Michael
Jackson will forever be remembered as the King of Pop.

Mayor Kicks Off Learn2Earn
Mayor Alvin Brown lead the opening activities for Learn2Earn this
week. Learn2Eam is a program to immerse rising sophomore and junior
high school students in the college experience. The Learn 2Earn group,
which is made up of 93% first generation college students, will take part
in classes, live in dormitories and work on-campus jobs at Jacksonville
University. During his address to the youth, Mayor Brown discussed
financial aid an included a question and answer session. The sessions will
run for one week and will include over 200 student participants.




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June 28 July 4, 2012

Montford Point Marines Get Their Just Due

by Tony T. Hill
For years the Montford Point
Marines went unnoticed within the
US Marine Corps, especially fol-
lowing the decades since World
War II. As the last branch to admit
African Americans, many of the
successes and achievements of this
all black militia have gone unrec-
ognized by the US Marine Corps
and even the United State govern-
ment. Now they are set to receive
one of the nation's highest honors,
with President Obama signing leg-
islation in November awarding
them the Congressional Gold
Medal. On June 27th, they'll be
given their awards at a ceremony in
Washington, D.C.
A story we must keep telling so
as to never be forgotten are the
many histories of the Montford
Point Marines. From 1942 to 1949,

nearly 20,000 African American
men enlisted in the Marine Corps
during a time when our country
was at war. At the time, the Military
was resistant to integration and sent
the men who signed up to a
demanding basic training in North
Carolina: Montford Point Camp.
Similar to white Marines, some of
these men dropped out of school to
enlist, and many were profession-
als, like doctors, lawyers and teach-
ers; all eager to serve and show
their patriotism.
Originally, although black sol-
diers were trained on warfare, they
were sent overseas to deliver
ammunition and carry the wounded
off the field. Eventually these men
began to serve in combat as rein-
forcements to white Marines, and
many of the Montford Point
Marines lost their lives in three of

the most violent struggles in the
Pacific: Saipan, Iwo Jima and
Okinawa. Those that survived were
dedicated to their service and con-
tinued protecting our freedoms in
Korea and Vietnam. The coura-
geous Marines at Montford Point
paved the way for African
Americans today to serve with
honor, commitment and pride.
While the struggles for integra-
tion were apparent, these Marines
were committed to the protection of
the United States at home and
abroad. After the war, many of
them were discharged with little to
no real credit for the battles they
faced inside and outside their own
military branch. Seventy years
later, those few hundred that are
living from the nearly 20,000 that
served still stand tall with pride.
We're proud to see the commit-

ment from the US Marine Corps to
more fully recognize the service of
black Marines in the military and
the sacrifices they and their fami-
lies have made. Joining Winston
Churchill and Rosa Parks with the
prestigious Congressional Medal of
Honor is a major step forward for
our military and for this organiza-
Now the Montford Point Marines
may take their rightful place in his-
tory beside the Tuskegee Airmen of
the US Army Air Forces and the
Army's Buffalo Soldiers as men
who served with honor and patriot-
ism, regardless of race. It's an
honor to seethis organization and
its men finally and fully recognized
for their brave and selfless service
to our country.

by George Curry
One of the most remarkable
things about Mitt Romney's run for
the White House is that the pre-
sumptive Republican nominee is
allowed to attack President Obama
on everything from saving the auto-
mobile industry to immigration.
Yet, the news media rarely point
out that Romney is against many
things, especially if proposed by
President Obama, but is usually
evasive on what he is for.
In a departure from the business-
as-usual coverage, Politico pub-
lished a story Sunday under the
headline: "Mitt Romney's no-poli-
cy problem." It stated, "Vague,
general or downright evasive poli-
cy prescriptions on some of the
most important issues facing the
country are becoming the rule for
Romney. Hoping to make the cam-
paign strictly a referendum on the
incumbent, the hyper-cautious
challenger is open about his deter-
mination to not give any fodder to
Obama aides hungry to make the
race as much about Romney as the
The most recent example
involves President Obama's posi-
tion on the Dream Act, an acronym

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for Development, Relief, and
Education for Alien Minors. After
Congress failed to pass a bill spon-
sored by Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) Orrin
Hatch [R-Utah], President Obama
issued an executive order that
incorporated many of the provi-
sions of the bill.
Under the executive order, peo-
ple younger than 30 who came to
the United States before they were
6 years old, pose no criminal or
security threat, and were successful
students or served in the military
can get a two-year deferral from
"This is not amnesty. This is not
immunity. This is not a path to citi-
zenship. It's not a permanent fix,"
Obama said upon signing the exec-
utive order. "This is a temporary
stopgap measure."
Speaking to the National
Association of Latino Elected and
Appointed Officials (NALEO),
Obama said, "When I meet these
young people, all throughout com-
munities, I see myself. Who knows
what they might achieve. I see my
daughters, and my nieces, and my
nephews. That's the promise that
draws so many talented, driven
people to these shores. That's the
promise that drew my own father
here," said Obama, whose father
was from Kenya.
Appearing before the same group
a day earlier, Ronmey said, "I will
put in place my own long-term
solution that will replace and super-
sede the president's temporary
And what is Romney's long-term
solution? We don't know because
he isn't saying.

Romney, with the media acting
as a willing accomplice, has also
lambasted Obama on gasoline
In an interview on FOX News,
Romney said there is "no question"
that Obama was responsible for
high gas prices.
But everyone knows that a sitting
president has about as much control
over gasoline prices as a meteorol-
ogist has over the weather.
The federal Energy Information
Center breaks down the cost of a
gallon of regular gasoline this way:
the cost of crude oil accounts for 76
percent, refining expenditures and
profits are responsible for another 6
percent; distribution marketing and
retail costs add 6 percent and taxes
contribute 12 percent.
That reality notwithstanding,
Romney was able to gain media
coverage by pretending that
President Obama, not market fac-
tors, dictates the price of gasoline.
The price of a gallon of regular
gasoline peaked at $3.97 in April.
But that figure has since fallen to
$3.41, a decline of 56 cents per gal-
lon, according to the AAA.
If Obama was at fault for the
steep increase in gasoline prices,
shouldn't he now get credit for
tumbling prices? Romney can't
have it both ways.
Finally, I don't think a candi-
date's religion should be fair game
in most instances. That's why I
objected to the media trying to
Velcro the outspoken Rev.
Jeremiah Wright to candidate
Barack Obama. Similarly, I have
advised against focusing on
Romney's Mormonism during this

presidential election he has so
many positions that make him vul-
nerable in November. The Obama
camp should focus on his position
-when Romney takes them not
his religion.
But if the media is going to hold
Obama responsible for the state-
ments of Rev. Wright, then in the
interest of fairness, Romney should
be asked what he did to repudiate
the church's former teachings.
Although there were two Black
priests under Mormon founder
Joseph Smith, his successor,
Brigham Young, instituted a policy
of excluding males of African
descent from the priesthood. In
1949, he said, "What chance is
there for the redemption of the
Negro? The Lord had cursed Cain's
seed with blackness and prohibited
them the Priesthood." That policy
remained in place until 1978.
Although religion is a deeply'
personal matter, you can bet your
2008 "Barack Obama for
President" campaign button that
Republicans will resurrect
Jeremiah Wright's comments this
fall. And they will do it close to
Election Day.
Political maneuvering aside,
journalists have a responsibility to
press Romney to move past his
carefully studied talking points.
And they can do that by forcing
him to share what he plans to do
beyond criticizing President
George E. Curry, former editor-in-
chief ofEmerge magazine, is editor-in-
chief of the National Newspaper
Publishers Association News Service

Pass the Voter Empowerment Act

by Marc Morial
Thanks to rising citizen outrage
and efforts like the National Urban
League's "Occupy the Vote" cam-
paign, the voter suppression move-
ment is facing mounting resistance.
As we reported several weeks ago,
voter suppression laws in Florida
designed to purge voter rolls and
make it more difficult to register
voters, have now been challenged
by the Justice Department. There
is also a new bill in the U.S. House
of Representatives that takes direct
aim at some of the most egregious
voter suppression tactics being
employed or considered in dozens
of states throughout the nation.
These tactics include elimination
of Election Day and same-day reg-
istration, reductions in early voting
periods and absentee voting oppor-

tunities, and new restrictions on
voter registration drives. These
measures could prevent millions of
eligible voters from exercising
their constitutional right to vote and
they disproportionately affect our
service members, people with dis-
abilities, minorities, young people,
seniors and low income Americans.
As we approach the 2012 presi-
dential election, we should be
encouraging more, not less, voting
by the American people. In the
2008 presidential election, about 3
million Americans were turned
away from the polls due to voter
registration problems. And an esti-
mated 51 million Americans eligi-
ble to vote are not registered. Still
there are those who are determined
to keep even more people from vot-
ing. This is a travesty, it's un-

American and it dishonors the sac-
rifice of generations of voting
rights foot soldiers who fought and
died to guarantee every citizen the
right to vote.
Sponsored by Representatives
John Lewis (Ga.), John Conyers
(Mich.), Steny Hoyer (Md.), James
Clyburn (S.C.), and Robert Brady
(Penn.), the Voter Empowerment
Act (H.R. 5799), would fight back
by ensuring equal access to the bal-
lot box, protecting the integrity of
voting systems and mandating
accountability for fair elections.
The Voter Empowerment Act is
the most serious attempt to date by
Congress to protect voters from the
recent onslaught of restrictive vot-
ing measures that make it harder
for millions of eligible voters to
register or vote. In describing the


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simple...We should be moving
toward a more inclusive democra-
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L, Leaving Traditional

SPolitical Plantations

-No permanent friends, no permanent enemies, just
permanent interests.
What do you call yourself- Democrat, Republican, community or gay
activist, Libertarian or Green Party member? And, how has your affilia-
tion benefited you in terms of political favors?
The modem political party system in the United States is dominated by
the Democratic and Republican parties. It's important that Black
Americans recognize that neither of these parties have helped us to gain
political equity. Supposedly, the purpose of political parties is to bring
people together who hold similar points of view about government. These
groups influence government. Over the years, Blacks and their political
participation has been far more symbolic than substantive.
Blacks' political highlights date back to February 1989 when Ronald
Harmon Brown was elected chairman of the Democratic National
Committee. As president, Barack Obama is the titular head of the
Democratic Party. And, Michael Stephen Steele served from January 2009
until January 2011 as the first African-American chairman of the
Republican National Committee, but in the final analysis, neither of these
political office holders did anything distinctive other than being "the first
Black" in their position.
Isn't it time Black Americans of all political stripes recognize that we're
never treated equally and that politicians spend their time and resources
on attracting White swing voters. The truth is that both major parties seek
to attract White swing voters by distancing themselves from Blacks. When
you see Black "consultants" on news shows, these party "operatives"
never discuss political issues germane to Blacks and are willing pawns
who continue to perpetuate the institutional racism thAt"restrfdts political
opportunities of African-American voters.
So, when will we distance ourselves from America's traditional politi-
cal plantations? Does the answer for Blacks' political empowerment lie
with the Republicans or the Democrats? When will significant numbers
of us move off the political plantation system that is prevalent in America
in order to make the political policies and platforms necessary for elevat-
ing ourselves and the passage of our own issues? The venerable Malcolm
X offers substantive political advice: "We need a Black political party so
we can have our own voting bloc and can go to either party and cut deals
that you will only receive our votes if we receive what we demand ...
when we have a voting bloc we are no longer asking or begging for
The lack of a Black political movement also feeds into the mindset that
we live in a post-racial society. But a post-racial order is an illusion.
Racial inequality remains a brutal fact of life in America. The interracial
political unity that is supposed to herald a truly post-racial society does
not exist. The reality is that Blacks and Whites remain bitterly divided in
their political beliefs.
As "the first Black president" makes unflinching commitments to gay
and Jewish groups, are you satisfied with his administration and its lack
of commitment to Black issues and legislation? We need to make it our
business to reconstruct Black politics and build political structures and
alliances based on our concerns. We need to move away from "main-
stream policies" that only mean us harm and fragmentation of our inter-
More of us need to understand that the quests for racial and economic
justice are intertwined with uncompromising spirit and building a better
society. It's in our own hands "Black politics," and the ability to influ-
ence policy, demand accountability, participate in American political dis-
course, and offer alternatives to the status quo is in each of our control.
There is a major disconnect between Blacks' politics and economic
empowerment. The Black society that supported activism in the past is
weaker today than at any other time during the 20th century. Will Blacks
stop accepting what "mainstream society" doles out to us, and instead take
necessary steps to put our issues at the top of the nation's agenda? Why
can't our economic woes and potential solutions be right up.there with aid
to and Israel and same-sex marriage policies?
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Have you ever wondered if you were related to
someone famous? Did you grow up hearing stories
about a distant relative and wonder if they were
true? Or are you curious about what part of the
world your family really came from?
If so, you're not alone. Millions ofpeople are ask-
ing the same questions and trying to find the
A success story
Amanda Bloom, of Huntington Beach, Calif., heard a family mystery
story from her mother that she just had to solve. Amanda's grandfather
served in World War II. While he was gone, his first wife placed their son
and two daughters in an orphanage. Amanda's mother, born from a second
marriage, didn't find out about these siblings until she was a teenager and
had always wondered what had become of them. As a present for her moth-
er's 60th birthday, Amanda began the search to find them.

Does Your family
have a historian?
Why not you! Take the
summer months to learn
from your elders.
Also family reunions
are fantastic opportunities
to document collective
stories of our
family history.

She started by joining
Ancestry.com, the largest
online source of family his-
tory information. She was
able to learn some research
techniques and started
searching records in the
26,000 databases of infor-
mation. "I obtained copies
of my grandfather's naval
records, confirming his
children's birth names and
birth dates," she said. She
then found birth and death
records on the site and used
census records to learn
more about the family. This

information led her to a long-lost living relative.
"I made my mother's lifelong dream of knowing her siblings come true,"
said Amanda. "I found her brother living in the Midwest. I was a little
apprehensive to contact him, but when I did, it was one big cry fest!" He
told Amanda that she had filled a void that had been with him his entire
life. He was only six-years old when the family was split up, and had spent
his life wondering what had happened to his sisters. Together, they later
found his sisters and have all since met and grown very close.

Branching Out:

Getting the

Kids Involved
Involving children in your genealogy
research is a great family project.
Some activities include:
-Let them play detective by helping
you find old photographs or memen-
tos in the attic or basement.
-Challenge computer-savvy kids to
use their skills to help research online
resources for more family clues.
-Ask children to interview a grand-
parent with questions such as what they
did for a living, memories of favorite rela-
tii, e, or what they did for fun when they were
their age

What's your story?
So what secrets are waiting to be discovered about the people who made
you who you are today? "Our roots influence us in ways we can't even
imagine," said Loretto Szucs, a genealogist at Ancestry.com. "Studying
your family history actually lets you discover more about yourself."
With online databases and research tools, it's easier than ever to start put-
ting the pages of your family story together, preserving your heritage and
passing it on to future generations.
Create a family tree.
You can easily create a family tree online with what you already know.
Begin with yourself and add your parents and grandparents. Record each
person's name, birthplace, birth date, death place and death date. If you
don't know the exact information, take your best guess vague clues can
lead to amazing finds. Family members may be able to help as well.
Search historical records.
Online historical records are full of clues that connect individuals and
events in your family history. From military records to census records to
old newspaper archives, there's an entire host of resources available when
researching your family tree.
Preserve your own family treasures.
Besides online content, what family treasures are hidden in your shoe-
box, your attic, even your garage? Look for family Bibles, photographs,
diaries, letters and most importantly birth, marriage and death certifi-
cates. Scan these items and add them to your family tree helping to pre-
serve them for future generations. Older relatives, in particular, can often
provide a wealth of information, stories, pictures and other family heir-
Collaborate with a community.
Search other peoples' family trees and communicate with them through
online message boards or other social networks. You can share informa-
tion, ask questions, receive help and add new and surprising details to your
family story.
Share your discoveries.
Share the excitement by inviting family members and friends to view
your tree. Then encourage them to add old photos, stories or historical
records to help your tree grow even more.
We're all reflections of the ancestors who came before us from our nat-
ural talents to the places we live and traditions we honor. Understanding
our ancestors truly helps us understand ourselves.
For more on how to discover your family's story, visit

Family history research is one of
the fastest-growing hobbies in
America. In fact, nearly 80 percent
of Americans are interested in or
are actively researching their fami-
ly history. And getting started is

easy. With the help of the Internet,
you can be started in minutes:
By using a family history
research site such as Ancestry.com,
in just five to 10 minutes you can
begin your family tree, upload pho-

Digging Up n format io
There's a wealth of data available online, but you need
to know where to look. According to Szucs, records such
as these are constantly updated with new information.
Census records can tell you where your ancestors
lived, where they were born, what their occupation was,
names of family members and other clues.
-Newspaper collections carry birth, marriage and
death notices, all of which provide valuable family
information. You may also find your ancestor's name
mentioned in legal or social notices, articles or adver-
-Military records also hold important clues. You can
search for your family military heroes in records from
the Revolutionary War to the Vietnam War. Draft reg-
istration cards hold personal statistics such as height,
weight, and eye color. Service records tell you what unit
your relative served in, and whether they were injured

or received commendations.

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Part of the joy of tracing your family roots is
customizing and sharing the information with
others. Create a digital photo book that tells your
family story in an easily assessable way.

tos and start uncovering hints that
can link you to clues in resources
such as census and military records.
-In one to two hours, you can
complete a three-generation family
tree, create a book using your

online family tree, and print and
frame a set of family photos and
records from the site.
-In just one weekend, you can
create a full memorial page for a
loved one.


When it comes to learning about your history it's not always just about the
internet. Locally the Jacksonville Genealogical Society and the Study of African
American Life and History (ASALH) are great resources that meet monthly.
To find the next Genealogical meeting, email jaxgen@comcast.net or
boolocky@bellsouth.net for ASALH.

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Revival Night at Greater Missionary
It's praying time at Greater Missionary Tabernacle Baptist Church locat-
ed at 5730 Sawyer Avenue where Pastor J.C. Green invites the community
to revival night beginning Wednesday June 27th 29th. Guest Speakers
for the weekend include (Wednesday) Rev. Philip Mercer, (Thursday)
Pastor Wallace Wyatt and on (Friday) Sister Sandra Waldron. The celebra-
tion is a fund raiser for the Church promoting the theme: Philippians 4:19:
"But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by
Christ Jesus." For more information call the church at (904) 765-994.

Free Clothes
Families of Slain Children provides food and clothing to the community
every Tuesday morning at 11:00 a.m., at their headquarters located at 3108
North Myrtle. For more information contact Beverly McClain,
Founder/President at 683-4986 or 424-8755 or email bmcclain@fosci.org

Refreshing Women Push TV Ministry
Refreshing Women is looking for Christian Talent, soloist, speakers,
praise dancers and poem readers for a free service that is free to the pub-
lic. The show will be air Saturday mornings at 8 A.M. on Comcast 29.
Any Pastor wishing to come on the show in the near future are welcome,
and can have their church name and worship service added to the
Community Shout or Roll, by sending their, church name, address and time
of service via email to email CFIGCPUSH TV@Yahoo.com. For more
information, call Rev. Mattie W. Freeman at 220-6400.

Donations needed by MMM
Million More Movement Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee, Inc
is asking the public to donate clothes hangers, shoes all size and school sup-
plies to their Clothes Give-Away. These items can be dropped off at 916
Myrtle Ave, Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. For
more information visit www.jaxloc.org.

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Southern Baptists: Gay Rights Not I

NEW ORLEANS -A day after
electing their first African-
American president in a historic
move that strives to erase its legacy
of racism, Southern Baptists passed
a resolution opposing the idea that
same-sex marriage is a civil rights
Thousands of delegates at the
denomination's annual meeting in
New Orleans were nearly unani-
mous in their support for the reso-
lution that affirms their belief that
marriage is "the exclusive union of
one man and one woman" and that
"all sexual behavior outside of mar-
riage is sinful."
The nation's largest Protestant
denomination is attempting to
broaden its appeal beyond its tradi-
tional white Southern base. At the
same time, leaders said they feel it
is important to take a public stand
on their opposition to same-sex

The resolution acknowledges
that gays and lesbians sometimes
experience "unique struggles" but
declares that they lack the "distin-
guishing features of classes entitled
to special protections."
"It is regrettable that homosexual
rights activists and those who are
promoting the recognition of
'same-sex marriage' have misap-
propriated the rhetoric of the Civil
Rights Movement," the resolution
Another passed resolution is
intended to protect religious liberty.
It includes a call for the U.S.
Justice Department to cease efforts
to overturn the Defense of
Marriage Act and for the Obama
administration to ensure that mili-
tary personnel and chaplains can
freely express their religious con-
victions about homosexuality.

It also condemns the administra-
tion's mandate requiring religiously
affiliated institutions, but not hous-
es of worship, to provide contra-
ceptive coverage for their employ-
Leaders of several other faiths
and Christian denominations, espe-
cially Roman Catholics, have also
organized and filed lawsuits against
Obama administration policies that
they see as threatening religious
The Rev. Dwight McKissic, pas-
tor of Cornerstone Baptist Church
in Arlington, Texas, was one of the
authors of the gay marriage resolu-
"It's important to sound the alarm
again, because the culture is chang-
ing," he said in an interview after
the vote.
McKissic, who is black, said it
was "an unfair comparison" for

Civil Rights
gays to equate same-sex marriage
with civil rights because there is
not incontrovertible scientific evi-
dence that homosexuality is an
innate characteristic, like skin
"They're equating their sin with
my skin," he said.
David W. Key Sr., director of
Baptist Studies at Emory
University's Candler School of
Theology, said that as gays and les-
bians become accepted in the larg-
er American society, the Southern
Baptist Convention is trying to sep-
arate itself from some of the more
hateful rhetoric while still staying
true to its beliefs.
The resolution includes a state-
ment that the SBC stands against
"any form or gay-bashing, whether
disrespectful attitudes, hateful rhet-
oric, or hate-incited actions."

State of North Carolina 'Giveth and Taketh Away"

Rescinding Funds to Pay Sterilization Victims

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serious proposal to compensate vic-
tims of forced sterilization failed
Wednesday when North Carolina
legislators said they were not
approving any money for them. One
ardent supporter declared: "At this
point, I have lost all hope."
The effort to give each victim
$50,000 passed the House, but the
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sideration. Republican lawmakers
in that chamber said the state didn't
have the money in such a tight
budget year to make up for misguid-
ed, decades-old procedures.
Legislators also feared paying the
victims would lead other groups,
such as descendants of slaves, to
seek reparations.
"If you could lay the issue to rest,
it might be one thing. But I'm not so
sure it would lay the issue at rest
because if you start compensating
people who have been 'victimized'
by past history, I don't know where
that would end," Republican Sen.
Austin Allran said.
Most states had eugenics pro-
grams but abandoned those efforts
after World War II when such prac-
tices became closely associated with
Nazi Germany's attempts to achieve
racial purity. Scientists also
debunked the assumption that
"defective" humans could be weed-
ed out of the population.
North Carolina stood out because
it actually ramped up its program
after the war.
Between 1929 and 1974, North
Carolina forcibly sterilized about
7,600 people whom the state
deemed "feeble-minded" or other-
wise undesirable. Many were poor
black women.
A group set up to help North
Carolina victims estimated up to
1,800 were still living, though it had
only verified 146 people.
The N.C. Justice for Sterilization
Victims Foundation held numerous
public hearings over the past year
on whether to compensate the vic-
tims and how much to give them. At

the hearings, victims voiced the pain
of being sterilized and said their
anger hadn't abated with time.
"That's the only thing I hated
about being operated on, 'cause I
couldn't have kids," Willis Lynch,
77, who was sterilized at 14, said at
a hearing last year. "It's always been
in the back of my mind."
Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue
set aside $10 million in her pro-
.posed budget for the victims. She
had the backing of Republican
House Speaker Thom Tillis, but
couldn't muster support from key
Republican senators.
The compensation was consid-
ered a failure when legislators
agreed to a state budget plan that
didn't include any money for the
victims. The budget plan still needs
approval from both chambers. Any
compensation would need to be in
that package.
Tillis said he and other legislators
said they would keep fighting for
One of the measure's biggest sup-
porters, Democratic Rep. Earline
Parmon, said she was ashamed to be
a part of the General Assembly.
"I'm appalled that the North
Carolina Senate today took no
action to compensate the victims
that we as a state robbed of their
rights to reproduce and to have chil-
dren," Parmon said. "At this point, I
have lost all hope."
Parmon became the lead champi-
on of the bill after Rep. Larry
Womble, who led the fight for 11
years, was critically injured in a car
wreck. He returned to the
Legislature last month, pleading

with a committee from his wheel-
chair to approve the bill.
Allran, the Republican senator,
said the timing was not right.
"The state has no money anyway
and the teachers would like to have
a pay raise, and state employees
would like to have a pay raise and
you're dealing with a $250 million
shortfall in Medicaid," Allran said.
Republican Sen. Don East said
last week that moiley would not
change anything.
"You just can't rewrite history. It
was a sorry time in this country,"
East said. "I'm so sorry it happened,
but throwing money don't change it,
don't make it go away."
People as young as 10 were steril-
ized, in some cases for not getting
along with schoolmates, or for being
promiscuous. Although officials
obtained consent from patients or
their guardians, many did not under-
stand what they were signing.
One of the most outspoken vic-
tims, Elaine Riddick of Atlanta, has
said she was raped and then steril-
ized after giving birth to a son when
she was 14.
Riddick said she planned legal
action, but she has already been to
court once. In 1983, a jury rejected
victims' claims that they had been
wrongfully deprived of their right to
bear children. Ultimately, the U.S.
Supreme Court decided not to hear
the case.
"I have given North Carolina a
chance to justify what they had
wronged," she said. "These people
here don't care about these victims.
... I will die before I let them get
away with this."

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by Barbara Maldonado
A 64-year-old great-grandmother
from Los Angeles recently beat out
several of her younger
competitors in a Atlanta,
Georgia fitness competi-
Ruby Carter-Pikes and
her six-pack abs placed sec-
ond in the Women's Figure
category, placed in the Fit
Moms categories, and was
named Women's Super
Masters Champion at the
Fit S c i e n c e s
"It's like showing people
age is only a number and
you don't have to get cut up
or do anything crazy, just
be healthy and take care of
your body," Carter-Pikes
Judging for the Figure
category focused heavily
on shoulder, latssimus dorsi
and quadriceps, according
to the event's website.
"Abdominal develop-
ment is very important as
well. Definition with a lim-
ited amount of striated
muscles," the rules read, in
Carter-Pikes is the oldest
of twelve siblings and the
first granddaughter of 45
grandchildren, she writes
on the fitness site
"I have to look in the mirror
sometimes and say, 'Damn girl,
you're 64!' But I feel the same. I can
do everything I ever did," she told
In her online profile, Carter-
Pikes, who grew up in rural

Mississippi, writes that her journey
to fitness started when she saw her
family members' poor health result

in early death and lost limbs:
"It wasn't until I was an adult and
had four children that I really start
to realize and recognize the devas-
tation of my family's poor eating
habits and the effects it had on the
health my love ones including my

grandmother, mother, aunts, sisters,
uncles, brothers, etc.," she wrote.
"For example, my grandmother
died at 57 after being
diagnosed with heart
problem and high
cholesterol; my moth-
er fought the battle of
diabetes and
Alzheimer's disease;
a sister leg was ampu-
tated as a result dia-
betes (while on dialy-
sis). A niece was
diagnosed with dia-
betes at the early age
of 11 and was pre-
scribed insulin shots
immediately. She
lived with the disease
until the age of 32."
Carter-Pikes attrib-
utes her family's eat-
ing habits and med-
ical history, in part, to
a lack of health edu-
cation among African
American and Latino
"Coming from a
black family, and
most Hispanics, too,
we die from high
blood pressure, dia-
betes, heart attack,
kidney failure, it's not
because of our genes,
it's because of what
we eat," she said.
The self-described
fitness guru emphasized there are
no shortcuts to a healthy life.
You can't put it in a bottle, you
can't put it in a box, you can't put it
in a pill, you can't cut it out, you
can't suck it out, you have to live
it," Carter-Pikes said.

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Finally! Multiple studies are cytokines, which have
proving that the voluptuous fig- been linked to cardiovas-
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aesthetic perks those curves may fact, research on mice
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bution is quite important for your around the hips and thighs,
health has been known for some produces beneficial hor-
time now," said lead researcher mones that protect against
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University of Oxford in England. more research is needed to
The review also suggests a firm up this expectation.
mechanism for conveying those In addition, this lower
benefits. According to the experts, body fat also traps fatty acids. patients are
the next step is to figure out how While this long-term storage can creased ris
our bodies' decide where to store make it tricky to slim down your heart disease.
fat, say, in the stomach versus the butt and thighs, it's healthier for The Role of
butt. you if some fat stays put. Scientists a
"Once this is understood then "If fatty acids are not stored in body decides
one could think about therapeutic fat but in other organs like the liver but it's part
approaches to make use of that," or the arteries, this makes you genetic force
Manolopoulos said. "Maybe to prone to develop diabetes and gender differ
make use (of it) in a preventive heart disease," Manolopoulos said. stored, with
way by redistributing the fat." "One moment on the lips, forever more of the
Don't take this news the wrong on the hips. It really is exactly this fat than men.
way though. This is only true to a phenomenon; the fat that goes much lower r
certain degree as obesity increases there stays there"; that is, on the Manolopoulo,
your chances of developing chron- hips and thighs. "As long as
ic health conditions. This is Manolopoulos reported that the your hormone
because, per studies, researchers most compelling evidence for the ones, you ar
found that not all fat is created link comes from population stud- diovascular
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According to MSNBC, stomach likely they are to develop diabetes hormones chf
fat is considered more metaboli- and heart disease later in life. typical fema
cally active than lower body fat. Other evidence includes instances gain stomach:
While that may sound good, as this of Cushing's syndrome, in which your risk for
fat breaks down easily, the result is patients lose their hip and thigh fat betes become!
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MOSH Cosmic Concert
From June 1st to June 29th,
come experience total-sensory
entertainment as laser lights, high-
def images and digital sound collide
to create a Cosmic Concert! Shows
begin at 7 p.m. For more ifnrmation
visitwww.moshplanetarium.org or
call (904) 396-MOSH.

Auditions for Another
Sign: The Musical
Auditions will be held June 29th
for the new musical Another Sign.
The play is an original musical
addressing the issue of homeless-
ness in Jacksonville and across
America. Auditions are Friday,
June 29th from 5-8 p.m. at the
Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ
South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd,
Jacksonville, or call (904) 646-2111
or visit www.itsanothersign.com or
email sfisher@alum.calarts.edu.

American Beach
Health Fair & Jazz
Join American Beach for a
Preventive Health Fair and their
first Jazz series, Saturday, June
30th The health fair takes place
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with
Jazz from 5:00 8:00 p.m.
Featuring the band 'Instant Groove'
of Femandina Beach, at Burney
Park, American Beach. For more
information, contact J. Smith at 904

Freedom Trail
The 6th annual Freedom Trail
Luncheon commemorating the 48th
Anniversary of the signing of the
landmark civil rights act of 1964,
will be held Monday, July 2nd, at
11:30 p.m. at the Historic Ponce de
Leon Dining Hall, Flagler College,
74 King Street at St. Augustine,
Florida. Former Florida State
Senator Dr. Anthony Hill will be the
Master of Ceremonies. Keynote
Speaker, is Pulitzer Prize winning
author Taylor Branch. For more
information, call Audrey at (904)

Enjoy the Fireworks
This star-spangled celebration
features Jacksonville's most spec-
tacular 4th of July fireworks display
over the St. Johns River. The down-
town fireworks spectacular will
begin at 9:45 p.m. on July 4th and
can be viewed from the Northbank
and Southbank of the St. Johns
River. The fireworks show will also
be choreographed to a special patri-
otic soundtrack. Great places to
watch include the Landing and the

Fresh Music Festival
The Veterans Memorial Arena
will be the host of the Fresh Music
Festival featuring Keith Sweat,
Guy, SWV, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, and
Doug E. Fresh, Friday, July 13th.

For more information visit
www.freshmusicfestival.com or
call the arena at (904) 630-3900.

Pride Book
Club Meeting
The P.R.I.D.E July Bookclub
Meeting will be held on Friday,
July 13th at 7 p.m. at the home of
Shelly Casey. The book for discus-
sion is "Lies My Teacher Told Me,
Everything Your American History
Textbook Got Wrong by James W.
Loewen." For more information
contact Romona Baker at 384-3939
or Felice Franklin at 389-8417 or
email felicef@bellsouth.net.

African Night Gala
The Nelson Mandela Committee
presents their African Night Gala,
Saturday, July 14th; 6:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m. Come enjoy Kitchen
Martha's Authentic African
Cuisine, music from DJ Spotless, a
silent auction, door prizes and
more! For more info call 924-7444.

Youth Summit
The Adolescents Choosing
Excellence Youth Summit for chil-
dren 4-18 years, Monday, July
16th from 9 a.m. 2 p.m., at
Metropolitan Park. The celebration
will include interactive team and
hands-on activities and making
healthy decisions. There will also
be free school supplies, free lunch,

gift bags and workshops. For more
information call 253-2639 or email

Brides Against Breast
Cancer Gown Sale
On Thursday July 19th from 6-9
p.m., Brides Against Breast Cancer
will have a gown sale at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel. Most gown prices
range between $99 and $79 and
include hundreds of name brand
and designer gowns.All forms of
payment accepted. For more infor-
mation call 588-1234.

Comedian Eddie
Griffin in Jax
Comedian Eddie Griffin will be in
concert Saturday, July 28th at the
Times Union Center for Performing
Arts, 300 W. Water Street,. For
more information call (904)
633.6110 or visit www.ticketmas-

Rhythm of
Gospel Awards
The 4th Annual Rhythm of Gospel
Awards will take place at the
Tuesday, July 24th July 29th the
Omni Hotel downtown. The
Awards is filled with a variety of
innovative and exciting showcases,
choir competitions, pageants and
achievement galas. For more infor-
mation call (210) 745-5858.

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"Twenty-Five Live" was the
theme for the 25th class reunion
celebrated by members of Jean
Ribault Senior High School's Class
of 1987. More than 100 classmates
from the 389-member class and
their families enjoyed a weekend of
fun and entertaining activities.
"It has been such a tremendous
blessing to reconnect and share
with classmates these past few
days," said Stephanie McCoy
Boykins, Reunion Committee
member. "Our team worked for
more than a year in planning the
activities so it was incredibly
rewarding to see the smiles and
laughter enjoyed by classmates."
The weekend kicked off on
Thursday evening with a welcome
reception at River City Brewing
Company. Classmates near and far
- gathered to reminisce and share
stories, memories, and photo-
graphs. Friday night was a celebra-
tion of the past as classmates host-
ed an Old School "Lost in the 80s"
party at the Aloft hotel on
Southside Blvd. Guests from other
classes and neighboring schools
enjoyed the evening as well. Rain
dampened the plans for kickball,
potato sack races, and outdoor
activities but did not dampen the
spirits of classmates and their fami-

lies. "Captain Character" was the
center of attention as he painted
faces, created balloon characters,
and conducted a puppet show for
the youth.
A few hours later, the crowd was
"all-in" on Saturday evening for a
Casino Royale/After-Five Las
Vegas-style Affair at the Hyatt
Jacksonville Riverwalk.
Classmates and spouses enjoyed a
delicious meal of beef wellington,
chicken marsala and accompani-
ments before dancing to the tunes
of R&B music provided by DJ Al
Pete. In addition, each guest
received $5,000 in chips to use to
play six casino games including
Poker, Blackjack 21 and others,
earning players tickets for prizes
that were raffled at the end of the
evening. The weekend ended on
Sunday with 10 a.m. worship serv-
ice at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist
Church, followed by a catered
brunch in Springfield at City Kidz
ICe Cream Cafe. Classmate and
Miami, Fla.-based pastor John
White, Jr. led a devotional and cer-
emony honoring deceased class-
"We had a ball...words can't
express what we experienced this
weekend," said Robin Thomas,
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Stephanie Mills' knack for hitting
both the theater stage and the
recording booth made her one of
the most respected vocalists in

R & B
music. And while you may not be
able to catch the pint-sized diva
appearing on any of your favorite
reality television shows in the near
future, she has her eyes set on the
coming months with a new album,
various shows and a forthcoming
children's book, titled "Little
During an exclusive, candid
interview with The Huffington Post,
the Brooklyn-bred Grammy Award-
winner opened up on an array of
topics, including her thoughts on
veteran artists starving for attention,
recording a tribute album, and the
idea of forming a super group with
other sisters with voices.
Q: In light of your recent
shows, what is it that makes you
still connect with fans while not
releasing any new material?
I think because I keep it very real
with them and I try to sing my
songs exactly the same way that I
record them. I start singing months
ahead of when I'm getting ready to
tour. But when I vocalize, I vocalize
to Aretha [Franklin]. I don't vocal-
ize to any of my songs until the last
couple of weeks of me getting ready
to go out. But I get myself ready
vocally by singing all of her songs.
Q: Is that something that you
always did throughout your
It wasn't always Aretha, but I
would always sing either Diana
Ross, Whitney Houston or Barbra
Streisand. I would sing other peo-
ple's songs that I was really a fan of
when I wanted to get ready for my
shows, because I'm such a fan of
theirs. I listen to all of the women in
the industry.
Q: This month celebrates the

history of Black Music. In your
opinion, how has the art influ-
enced your career?
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way. Even before coming into
the industry I was a big
fan of Motown,
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Ross and The Supremes. So
it has definitely influenced my life
just tremendously and still does till
this day. I listen to Jay-Z, Nelly,
Nas, Ludacris and all the young
kids out there. I listen to them and I
have mad respect for them.
Q: Would you ever collaborate
with any of them?
Oh, I would love to. I don't know
if they would do a collaboration
with me, but I would love to. I
would love to do a collaboration
with Lil' Wayne. I would have loved
to sing on his song, "How To
Love." I wanted to do the remix to
that song really bad.
Q: What are your thoughts on
veteran artists appealing to a
younger audience? We recently
saw Brian McKnight take a stab

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New Edition was at Essence
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kept it so classy. They have not
given way to this madness. They
have still kept their classiness and I
was such a fan. We were like
groupies for New Edition at the
Essence Music Fest [laughs].
Q: If you had to pick any three
vocalists (past or present) to form
a group, who would they be, and

going anything It would be me, Chaka [Khan],
think it took Anita [Baker] and Mary [J Blige]. I
'the classiness think that our voices would lend to
uff that he has each other -- we're different. And it
would be fun. I always imagined in
when Erykah my head that we would sing a
ff all of her Destiny's Child song, their song,
like, "It's just "Girl." And I'm a fan of Chaka's
to do that!" I and a fan of Anita's and a fan of
du, but I think Mary's. We get along, we like each
want to do the other and I think we could really do
g, but I don't something cute together.
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it works for it your gospel roots, similar to
your 1995 album Personal
think is the Inspirations?
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ed back in the because I want to do a tribute album
of us -- like to all my friends that I've lost.
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of them, but and I loved her dearly. To lose her
I can't watch and Michael [Jackson] the way that
just so disre- we did, it's been hard. And then
Teena Marie and now Donna
rough when I Summer. It's been frightening.
r, people will Q: Do you have a tentative date
ne and they're on releasing any of the material
me. Everyone from your forthcoming project?
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that I should at least have a single
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Dee said it was a "joy" to work
with her grandson, adding, "I am
very pleased to be able to have a
hand in the telling of our story."
Muhammad and Frank are look-
ing to a grassroots campaign
through the online platform
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Oprah's going back to the basics include Winfrey's comments and a
and has started up "Oprah's Book reader's guide.
Club 2.0." Readers will be able to share their
The project revitalization is a opinions online via social media
joint effort with OWN network and networks and at www.oprah.com.
O Magazine and will -- "This is way differ-
start with popular ent from the old book
memoir "Wild," Cheryl club," Winfrey said in
Strayed's story of her an online video
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Press, besides the traditional paper the same kind of influence she used
version, featuring the circular to have. She first started the club in
Oprah book club logo, special e- the mid-1990s, making several
editions will be made available that books big hits.

"Through the synopsis, the story
of Ozzie and Ruby's lives is told,
but the drive that pushes this story
forward is the hunger for me to
learn from my elders and the
hunger for Gram Ruby to spread,
preserve, and to teach her descen-
dents the wisdom that she has,"
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People with HIV are fathers, grandmothers, friends and
neighbors. They are people you pass on the street and people
you meet. And they have one important characteristic in
common with us all: they are human beings.

The Faces of HIV project offers an intimate look at Florida
residents living with HIV and AIDS through captivating portraits,
insightful interviews and poignant journal writing. To watch their
stories, read their journals and to view the mobile art exhibit
schedule, visit wemakethechange.com/faces.


Life of OssieDavis and Ruby Dee

Subject of New Documentary
After years of viewing their pub- the film on Dee's upcoming 90th
lic talents through their various birthday.
award -winning projects, the "The first screening will be a
backstage life and times of Ossie portion of the documentary on
Davis and Ruby Dee will finally Oct. 27, kind of as a gift to Gram
be recognized in the forthcoming Ruby" said Muhammad. "So
documentary, "Life's Essentials we'll have her screening, a VIP
With Ruby Dee." reception and she'll get to see a
Directed by Dee's grandson good portion of it then. It'll take a
Muta'Ali Muhammad and his little bit longer for us to complete
partner Jevon "NJ" Frank, the the entire project. I think our goal
documentary marks the first offi- right now is Black History Month
cial project chronicling the cou- 2013."
ple's long careers and 57 years of The filmmakers plan to tell the
marriage, celebrated couple's story through
"We have received several pro- "love, art, and activism."
posals over the
years [to do a
film], but it
never seemed to
be the right time
or circum-
stance," Dee
"Ossie and I
were gratified to
discover that
some of our most
satisfying collab-
orations were
with our adult
children, so
when my eldest
approached me
about this docu-
mentary I was
intrigued," she
continued. "So I
checked his cre-
dentials -- and
they were as
impressive as his Legendary activists and actors,
pedigree!" Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

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Chef Cassandra Loftlin
Personal Chef, "Celebration" Caterer | Augusta, GA

Good food brings families together. These ribs are my grandmother's recipe. All that I do in the
kitchen today is everything she taught me. That's why I'm sharing this and other recipes so you
can celebrate special family moments too, whether it's the 4th of July or just a Sunday afternoon.
Publix makes it easy for people to sit down and connect over real food that's really good.


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Chef Cassandra's Slow Cooked Short Ribs with
Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad

Find this and other delicious recipes, tips and more at

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Don't forget your neighborhood Publix will be open during
regular store hours Independence Day, Wednesday July 4, 2012.

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