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Gabby Douglas to
Launch a Gymnastic Tour
LOS ANGELES Gabby Douglas has barely had time to enjoy her
Olympic all-around gymnastics success and now it's time to get back
Douglas and the rest of the U.S. women's team convened Monday
night in Ontario, Calif., to begin rehearsals for the Kellogg's Tour of
Gymnastics Champions. Nastia Liukin, the 2008 Olympic all-around
champion, is participating and helping choreograph the three-month
tour that opens Sept. 8 in San Jose, Ca.
Liukin says she's been impressed with how Douglas has handled her-
self since the 16-year-old wowed at the Olympics with a gold medal
in the all-around. She's encouraged Douglas to enjoy every moment of
her newfound success and fame.
RNC Attendees Throw
Peanuts at CNN Camerawoman
The African-American camerawoman who had nuts thrown at her by
attendees of the Republican National Convention said she was "not
surprised at all" by the incident.
Patricia Carroll, a camerawoman for CNN, spoke about the incident
to the Maynard Institute. Carroll was targeted by two attendees on the
floor of the convention, one of which said, "this is how we feed ani-
mals" as peanuts were thrown.
Carroll said that while she "hate[d] that it happened," she said simi-
lar incidents occurred regularly and decried the "global issue" of
"This is Florida, and I'm from the Deep South," she said. "You come
to places like this, you can count the black people on your hand. They
see us doing things they don't think I should do."
On a conference call with reporters, Romniey aide Russ Schriefer
blasted the behavior of the attendees.
"We thought it absolutely deplorable. We condemn it the absolute
highest way. That behavior is reprehensible," Schriefer said.
He added that the campaign and convention committee initiated
"immediate and continued conversations and apologies with CNN."
UVA's Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Under Investigation for Hazing
Virginia police are looking into an alleged hazing incident that left a
pledge with fractured ribs.
Police at the University of Virginia are investigating the school's
chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity over alleged hazing practices
that may have left one student with fractured ribs.
According to The Daily Progress, a search warrant obtained by the
paper shows that university police were tipped off by a secret source,
who gave information that led to one officer witnessing hazing in
progress. The Daily Progress writes:
"The officer saw four shirtless males, one fully clothed male and two
females at the designated meeting place. The warrant says that one of
the shirtless men was facing away from the fully clothed male, and
was standing with his arms raised.
"The fully clothed male was hitting the shirtless male simultaneous-
ly on each side of his torso area," the warrant reads. According to the
document, the beating lasted for about 30 seconds.
The informant told police that pledging members of the fraternity
had visible bruises, and that one member may have fractured ribs as a
result of an earlier incident, according to the warrant."
Hampton Business School Dean
Stands by Ban on Natural Hair
An HBCU in Virginia is sticking by a school ban on cornrows and
dreadlocks on the basis that the strict hair policy helps students land
The ban at Hampton University, a historically black school, applies
only to male business students taking a seminar that's part of the
school's five year M.B.A. program, ABC affiliate WVEC reports.
"We've been very successful" Business School Dean Sid Credle told
"We've placed more than 99 percent of the students who have grad-
uated from this school, this program (in corporate jobs)."
Despite the ban's longstanding controversy it's been in place 2001
- Credle says the hair policy has nothing to do with black culture.
When was it that corn-rows and dreadlocks were a part of African-
American history? He said. "I mean, Charles Drew didn't wear it,
Muhammad Ali didn't wear it, Martin Luther King didn't wear it."
Credle says business students should look like businessmen.
"If you're going to play baseball, you wear baseball uniforms," he told
WVEC. "If you're going to pay tennis you wear (a) tennis uniform.
Well, you're playing that business."
Not all students agree with the school hair policy but at least one says
there's an easy fix.
"I would just find another major," said incoming freshman Uriah
Bethea, who has dreadlocks. "I don't think it should matter," Bethes
told WVEC. "It's my life. I should be able to do whatever I want to
Volume 25 No. 46 Jacksonville, Florida September 6 12, 2012
Clyburn: "GOP Took Blood Oath to Block Obama"
by Cash Michaels
Rep. James Clyburn, the third
most powerful member of
Congress, charges that from the
moment President Obama assumed
office, Republicans in Congress
placed party politics ahead of the
interests of the nation.
In a recent interview, Clybum
said, "They met on the night that he
was swom-in, and took a blood oath
to each other that they would be
obstacles to [Obama's] administra-
tion," Clybum maintained. "They
set out to do so in a way that
demonstrates the ultimate in disloy-
alty to the country."
Assistant Democratic Leader
Clyburn, added, "Every attempt by
President Obama has made to 'light
a candle' to help show the way for
progress, for opportunity, for bring-
ing us out of the darkness of the
great recession that we just experi-
enced, he had seen those candles,
those flames blown out time and
time again by these Republicans,"
Clyburn charged. "And then they
have stood on the sidelines cursing
Democrats are holding their
national convention in Charlotte,
N.C. this week, hoping to draw a
sharp contrast between the policies
of Obama and Republican chal-
lenger Mitt Romney.
"We were teetering on the brink
of [economic] disaster," when
President Obama first came in,
Clyburn stated. "That is what greet-
ed this president."
He said Republican "trickle-
down economics," advocated -
Continued on page 2
Dianne Parker Receives Meritorious Naval
Civilian Service Award for Outstanding Service
Shown above is Dianne Parker receiving her award from Rear Admiral John Scorby at the Naval Air
In an awards ceremony the Naval Jacksonville native Dianne E. Education and Training Program
Air Station Jacksonville, Parker, the Regional Deployment Manager for the Navy Region
Florida A&M University Interim
President Larry Robinson was New
York recently to attend the 48th
annual FAMU National Alumni
Association's Northeast Regional
Conference in White Plains, NY.
President Robinson said it's a
busy time back in Tallahassee, with
students already arriving for the
new school year. He was appoint-
ed interim president by the board of
trustees in July following the resig-
nation of James H. Ammons.
Robinson will lead FAMU while
maintaining his position as a
"The board of trustees held its
first search committee meeting last
week and that committee will be
finding a permanent president for
FAMU," Robinson said.
President Robinson urged the
alumni members to support the
football games while the Marching
100 band is on suspension. "If we
don't do something drastic, atten-
dance at our games will fall off.,"
Southeast Family Readiness
Program, was awarded the
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
and Medal for outstanding service
to the Navy Community, by Rear
Admiral John C. Scorby,
Commander Navy Region
The Meritorious Civilian Service
Award is one of the highest awards
given to Navy civilian employees
of the federal government of the
United States. The honor was given
for service resulting in high value
and benefits to the military.
Rear Admiral John C. Scorby,
noted during the presentation of this
award that Mrs. Parker's unparal-
leled technical skills and dedication
have made Navy Region Southeast
and the Fleet and Family Support
Program a leader in these programs.
Mrs. Parker was born in
Jacksonville, and graduating from
New Stanton High School in 1968
and Edward Waters College in
1971. She received her Master's
degree in Counseling Education
from Florida A&M University in
1975 and completed advance stud-
ies at the University of North
Florida in 1994. She is married to
Jacksonville resident Walden C.
Parker, Sr., they have 4 children.
Patty Preston, Keith Lewis, Frederick Preston and Gall Lewis
Thousands Flock to Orlando for Annual Black Family Reunion
Orlando, Florida was the place to be over the Labor Day Weekend as thousands of families from around the
country flocked to central Florida for the annual Black Family Reunion hosted by radio host Tom Joyner.
Throughout the three day weekend, families participated in organized workshops designed to help the mind, body
and soul of all ages. To cap it off, nightly entertainment included many of the country's top acts including New
Edition, Eric Benet, Mint Condition and others. For more on the weekend. See page 3 KFP photo
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The Benefits of
Residential Real Estate
By Darryl Robinson
Residential real estate offers 5 Major Benefits. Most other invest-
ments offer only 1 or 2.
1. Cash Flow The rent provides income, i.e. "Wake up Money".
This is your ultimate goal. When your property is "free and clear," you
have the maximum cash flow and "wakeup money.
2. Leverage- You can own $100,000 worth of real estate with only
0%- 20% cash. You can also borrow cash out of one property to buy an-
other. Your short-term goal is to use leverage to acquire a portfolio of
real estate. Your long-term goal is to pay the loans off and own your
properties free and clear.
3. Debt Reduction- Real estate is one of the few investments
where someone else will make your payments. In essence the tenant
makes the payments and reduces your debt.
4. Tax Savings You are allowed to depreciate the house and write
off your expenses in order to reduce your taxes.
5. Appreciation Over time the value of houses and condos have
risen. The average sales price of a home has more than doubled over the
past 15 years.
"Wake-Up Money" Example
Here's an example of how to purchase a "Wake-Up Money" property.
This property was purchased for $200,000. Here's how the investment
works on this property.
$40,000 20% Down payment + $5,000 closing costs = $45,000 in-
$160,000 Loan @ 5.5%; 30 year; fixed rate
$908.46 Monthly principal and interest payment.
$139.000 Monthly taxes and insurance payments
$170.00 Monthly reserve for maintenance and repairs + property
$1,400.00 Monthly rental income
$1,217.46 Total monthly expenses
$182.54 Monthly cash flow
Here are the 5 Major Benefits of owning this "Wake-Up Money"
1. Cash Flow: $2,190.48/year; $2,190 .48/$45,000 = 4.87%
Return on Investment
2. Leverage You own $200,000 of real estate for a $45,000 cash
3. Debt Reduction $2,155.34 in principal reduction the first year.
In essence the tenant is buying you the house and giving it to you at the
end of the loan. $2,155.34/$45,000 = 4.79%
Return on Investment
4. Tax Savings -About 5$4300, ear indepreciation. Thisrmeans that
your income from this property will not be subject to tax.
5. Appreciation If this house goes up 2% in value this year. It will
increase by $4,000. $4,000/$45,000 = 8.89%
Return of Investment (if the house doesn't go up at all, there is no re-
turn from appreciation).
Total Estimated Return on initial Investment of $45,000:
4.87% from cash flow
4.79% from principal reduction
8.89% from appreciation
18.55% Total Estimated Return on First Year's Investment.
When this property is free and clear you will have over $12,000 a
year in "Wake-Up Money. Of course by then the rents (and the "Wake-
up Money") will probably be a lot higher, as will the property's value.
Home values and rents have more than doubled in the last 15 years. For
more information visit Darryl Robinson at http://www.face-
Blood Oath continued from front
President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s, failed. That was by two George
W. Bush tax cuts that contributed to the national deficit. More than 2 mil-
lion jobs were lost under Bush, crippling America before Obama ever took
The South Carolina Democrat credits Obama's quick work to shore up
the economy by pumping in tens of billions in stimulus, and saving the
auto industry from bankruptcy. But Clybum also recalls how Republicans
in Congress refused to work with the president to shore up job growth,
even before the Tea Party took over Congress in 2010.
"The loyal opposition has been anything but loyal," Clyburn said. "We
expect for them to be in opposition to [Obama's] policies, but we would
hope that they would be loyal to the country. They have made it very clear,
that the only reason for their existence... their number one reason...is to
make sure that Barack Obama is a one-term president."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stated publicly
that the GOP's No. 1 goal was to prevent Obama from being re-elected.
"...The number one priority for every elected official, especially those
sitting up here in Washington, should be to protect the American people;
to secure the futures for the American people; to maintain safety in our
communities, and to keep moving our country forward," Clyburn said.
"When you tell me all of that should take a backseat to unseating a presi-
dent, then I think it tells the public all they need to know about your prior-
Some of that opposition is based on race, Clyburn believes.
"There has been a theory put forth in this country, from its inception,
that there are certain gene pools that are not as good as other gene pools,
and by that I mean that some people are just inherently unequal," Clyburn
said. "[The theory says] there are some people who are just inherently in-
Should I Play Golf With
Golf has come to be a sport of in-
terest to young and old and can be a
great asset to your career. There are
26.7 million golfers playing rounds
on more than 17,000 courses in the
United States, according to the Na-
tional Golf Foundation, and they
spend a whopping 830 billion on
equipment and in fees. And what has
grown into a national and inter-na-
tional pastime is also a critical busi-
ness tool used to create and solidify
But just as a business meal is not
just about eating, business golf is not
just about playing golf. The sport is
a way to build quality business rela-
tionships. Those relationships can be
soured if you don't play by the rules,
written and unwritten. When out on
the course, remember:
Quiet-Golf is a game of concen-
tration. Once a player has addressed
the ball, stop talking. There are others
around, too, so keep your voice
Cell Phones-Leave your phone
in the car. It does not belong on the
golf course. Golf is a game for relax-
ing and getting away from it all. You
and others on the course should not
be distracted by a ringing telephone.
Dress appropriately-There is a
dress code for golf and country clubs.
You will be safe if you do not wear
jeans and cutoff and stick to a polo
shirt if you are a man. Women can
wear collarless ones. Check to see if
shorts are allowed.
If they are, make sure the length
approaches the knees. Carry your at-
tire in a good looking quality bag.
Change your shoes only in the locker
room; never in the parking lot.
Know what you are doing to a
tee. The rules for corporate golf days
are slightly different to what you are
used to when playing with your bud-
dies on a weekend.
Know your balls. Before you start
playing, let each other know which
brand of ball you are playing with so
no one can pretend a better shot is
theirs. Also, this is a good time to
make use of your company branded
balls or tees. Don't save them for
later; use them during the day and
Golf cart etiquette. Yes
there is cart etiquette. It is
desirable to share the driv-
ing. Even if your clubs sit
behind the passenger side
of the cart, don't expect to
be chauffeur driven around
Share the loss. If some-
one hits their ball into the
rough it is every body's job
to help find it. Don't leave
the hunting up to the person ,
who hit the ball while you
partake in some liquid re-
freshments from the buggy
Clothes make the man
and the golfer. After the
game you will be expected to meet in
the club house for a drink. It is advis-
able to have a change of clothing.
Forget your jeans. Whether it is a pri-
vate or a public course, wear pants
and definitely a collared shirt. Your
invitation will inform you if a jacket
and tie are required for a dinner.
To avoid embarrassment. To
avoid unknowingly doing something
rude or that makes you look foolish,
take a mini golf lesson fi-om a pro at
the local golf pro or business golf ex-
pert to learn the rules in advance to
The buggy bar- Don't drink too
much alcohol during the day. Both
your mind and game can go off.
Team effort-After the game, stick
with the team. It is expected that the
team that plays together stays to
gether for at least one or two drinks.
No matter how much you want to get
with your buddies and compare
scores, not sharing a drink with your
team is a huge snub.
Share the prize- It's a team win
and it is expected that you share the
prize evenly amongst the group.
A business golf game is no differk-
ent from any other business meeting,
but when you are playing golf; you
cannot reference your notes or pie
charts like in a regular business meet-
ing. A business meeting takes plan-
ning, has an objective and requires
focus to meet your business goals.
Your ultimate goal should be to make
the people in your presence happy to
be doing business with you.
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ferior and not capable of doing certain things. When people see that this
longstanding philosophy that [has been] perpetuated forever is getting a
very, serious, in-your-face denigration of its own veracity or validity, then
they try to fight it off."
Warming to his topic Clyburn continued, "No African-American is sup-
posed to have the capacity, least more the capability, of being president of
the United States. There are people who actually feel that way."
He made it clear, however, that he doesn't think that's the view of a ma-
jority of White Americans. "But there is a big minority of White voters
who are absolutely upset that an African-American is president of the
United States," he explained.
Clyburn said voter ID laws that require certain state-approved identifi-
cation is designed to curb the impact of Black voters.
"We can dress it up anyway we want to; we can talk about it anyway we
want to, but you know the good Lord has allowed me to live long enough
- I'm 72 years old to call it as I see it," Clyburn said. "That's what the
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Dignitaries Join Job Corp Graduation Congress-
woman Corrine Brown and Sen. Audrey Gibson were among attendess at
the recent Job Corps graduation ceremony Graduate Darlene Mathurin and
Kenderson Hill Center Director.hving completed the program, the youth
(16-24) are now able to enter the workforce fully trained in a variety of
diverse high earning fields.
Valerie Lockhart considers
purchasing a fur.
Jax teens Celina Judd, Roland Martin and Chelsea Bud
Entrepreneurs of Jacksonville's own Jones & Rose Nadia Cohen,
Christie Jones-Bird and Beverly Jones.
TJMS Black Family Reunion Brings Thousands to Orlando
I =- A-
Shown above is Dr. Chester Aikens, Mayor Brown and Bob Rhodes.
Both Aikens and Rhodes were co-chairs of the Mayor's Downtown
Revitalization Transition Team.
Mayor's Downtown Investment Authority to
Revitalize Urban Core Legislation creating the DIA (2012-364)
received unanimous Council approval and now the Mayor has nominated
a nine-member board of directors to oversee the DIA on an unpaid, volun-
The DIA is a key component of the mayor's economic development
strategy and will be responsible for creating and managing business devel-
opment, recruitment and marketing plans in the Downtown area. The leg-
islation gives the DIA powers established under Florida law to utilize
Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) resources to revitalize
by Lynn Jones
Oh, oh, it's the Tom Joyner
Morning show!! Tom, Sybil and J.
Anthony Brown celebrated the Tom
Joyner Family Reunion 10th year
anniversary, Labor Day weekend in
Orlando, Florida. Families from
across the nation converged at the
Gaylord Palms Hotel convention
center enjoying enlightening semi-
nars, theme parks, vendors, con-
certs and activities for all ages. The
TJFR presented live performances
featuring Kern, Tamia, Tye
Tribbette, David and Tamela Mann,
Dr, Bobby Jones, Diggy Simmons,
the OMG Girls and everybody's
favorite New Edition.
The Allstate Family expo hosted
its first ever "Career Zone," while
on stage a panel of fitness and nutri-
tion experts provided information
on how to develop a workout and
eating plan, hosted by comedian
Dominique. CNN News
Correspondent Roland Martin host-
ed a "Man to Man" forum on how
men can be better leaders in man-
hood development, mentorships,
professionalism, better fathers and
husband and tips on how to dress
like a father and a leader. The "Your
Aspiring Athlete" seminar was
hosted by Sybil Wilkes with guests
Lucille O'Neal (Shaq's mother),
Sheryl Howard (Dwight Howards
mother), Damien Butler (of G3
Sports Marketing), Leah Wilcox
(NBA) and comedian Chris Paul
(Host of Emmy award winning
Joyner created his annual "family
party with a purpose" in 2003.
Every year, the event features a
stellar line-up of today's hottest
artist and the most popular names in
the entertainment business. The
family reunion also featured
appearances by Sharon and Billy
Blanks, Jr., Duane and Tisha
Campbell- Martin, Royce Reed,
Reverend Omarosa Manigault,
Wendy Raquel Robinson, Roland
Martin and more! Jacksonville resi-
dent Frederick Preston has been a
vendor for 5 years and proudly
exclaimed "I reserve my vendor
spot every year at TJMS, being a
vendor has been extremely benefi-
cial; my advise is to do your
research, be creative and possess a
positive image and come join the
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kenAmb A6X Z
Last week's Republican National
Convention was quite interesting.
In fact, it was like one of Clint
Eastwood's old Western movies, a
bunch of angry white men and nos-
talgia about the good old days.
And then there were the empty
promises, exaggerations and flat
out lies. Hey, that sounds like a
new Eastwood Western The
Ridiculous, the Outrageous and the
Down Right False. The biggest
exaggeration was Mitt Romney's
claim that he will create 12 million
jobs. Really Governor Romney -
only 12 million? Since we are
making up numbers why not 20 or
Of course there were no details
on how he would do it. Last I
checked Romney was better at out-
sourcing jobs overseas versus cre-
ating jobs here in America.
In fact, as Governor of
Massachusetts, his state was ranked
47th out of 50 in job growth under
"Promises and pie-crust are made
to be broken," said Jonathan Swift.
Especially when it comes to poli-
tics and trying to beat a popular
Romney, who is about as stiff as
a board, attempted to appeal to
independents and "persuadable"
voters by using a Ronald Reagan
tactic from his 1980 presidential
campaign. Like Reagan, Romney
Are We Better Off Now Than
We Were Four Years Ago ?
said to the crowd at the RNC and
viewing public, "Ask yourself, 'Are
you better off now than you were
four years ago?"
Good question Mr. Romney. In
fact, I wish Romney had used the
rest of Reagan's quote from the
same speech. Reagan said, ""Ask
yourself, 'Are you better off now
than you were four years ago? Is it
easier for you to go and buy things
in the stores than it was four years
ago? Is there more or less unem-
ployment in the country than there
was four years ago? Is America as
respected throughout the world as it
And the answer to all of these
questions is yes! The fact that the
Romney camp would even use this
tactic further reinforces the fact that
the candidate is out of touch with
real every day Americans.
The bottom line is this. This
country's economy is not where it
needs to be, but it's a long way
from where it was four years ago.
President Obama inherited a terri-
ble hand of cards, dealt by George
"Don't Blame Me" Bush. Funny
how folks get short term memories.
Speaking of short-term memories
- Romney's running mate -
Congressman Ryan maybe the
biggest hypocrite of them all.
In his convention speech on last
Wednesday night, Ryan blamed the
President for everything from
national debt to the Maurice Jones-
Drew hold out. He scolded
Democrats for seeking $716 billion
in Medicare cuts that he also sought
to cut in his plan.
And he was appalled by the
nation's credit rating which was
downgraded after a debt-ceiling
standoff that he and other House
Republicans helped instigate.
The top of ticket was just as bad
as Ryan. Romney said that
President Obama's policies had
"not helped create jobs" and that
Mr. Obama had gone on an "apolo-
gy tour" for America. What? I am
really confused what's an "apolo-
gy tour" anyway?
So back to Mitt Romney's
Reagan moment are we better off
today than we were four years ago?
When President Obama took
office, we were in the midst of a
national economic crisis, with the
United States losing over 750,000
jobs each month.
With nearly 150,000 new jobs
per month and GDP growth of 1.7
percent, there's no question, no
doubt that we're better off today
than when Obama took office.
While Romney and Ryan say that
the president is a nice guy, but he's
made the economy worse, but
where's the evidence to support
According to the NY Times,
"Over the most recent 18 months of
the Obama administration, approx-
imately 2.8 million jobs have been
added. That means that the average
monthly job loss during the "diffi-
cult situation" before Obama's
policies took effect was 417,000.
Over the last year-and-a-half, the
average monthly job gain has been
Clearly we are better off, and yes
we still have a long way to go, but
President Obama has the country
headed in the right direction. The
President deserves another term in
Signing off from Tampa as I
dodge the peanuts being thrown at
I Obama Needs to Project More Than Hope
George E. U.S. involvement in t
Curry Iran, bringing troops
The primary Afghanistan and approve
goal of the sion that resulted in th
this week is to highlight the sharp
contrast between the policies of
President Barack Obama and Mitt
Romney, his Republican opponent.
In the past, political conventions
were used to count delegates to
determine each party's respective
presidential nominee. That has
Osama bin Laden.
With shifting U.S. den
the Tampa gathering m
last national political
that Republicans or any
can make a race-based
White voters. Desp
appearances by former S
State Condoleezza Rice
Davis, a former Democ
gressman from Alab
couldn't carry his on pre
The test this week for Obama is Team
to demonstrate that he isn't the
same naive former U.S. Senator
he was four years ago in
Denver. With Republicans hell-
bent on not seeing Obama
return to the White House, he
needs to show that he has more
than just the audacity of hope.
changed in recent years, with the
ballot outcome already determined
by the time thousands of delegates
roll into a city for the convention.
Today, the speeches are directed at
millions watching on television, the
Internet or a mobile device, not the
people sitting in the convention
Republicans concluded their
national convention in Tampa and
for the first time in 60 years, the
GOP nominee didn't make the
argument that his party will do a
better job in foreign affairs.
President Obama took that issue
away from Republicans by ending
Romney, a Massachuse
afford to appeal direct
group without alienati
conservatives already suf
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convention Both Obama and Bill Clinton
other party were elected president without
I appeal to receiving a majority of the White
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secretary of this year.
and Artur Look at how this plays out in the
cratic con- battleground state of North
ama who Carolina, which Obama carried by
cinct in his only 4,177 votes or 0.3 percent -
governor, in 2008.
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a major North Carolina's population. Over
to its base. the past decade, 1.5 million people
e selection migrated to North Carolina 61.9
1 Ryan as percent of them non-White.
ning mate According to demographers quoted
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problem for 36 percent to 37 percent of the
icans is White vote.
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largely be after campaigning four years ago
by unde- on a theme of hope and change,
dependent there is not much of either today.
And His severest critics note that after
tts moder- promising change that's about all
, can't they have left in their pockets after
tly to that nearly four years of his leadership.
ng ardent Of course, it's impossible to
spicious of bring about change by yourself.
And Obama was naive to believe
:h to the that he could single-handedly
mention in change the political bickering in
one little to Washington. The party out of
can voters, power is always plotting to re-gain
him much control. However, Republicans
'ews/ Wall reached a new low when Senate
Pd Romney Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
the Black announced before Obama was
s not mean sworn in that his top priority was to
erica will make sure Obama was a one-term
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continues in social circles, employment, housing, education, lending, and
The Augusta National Golf Club is a famous golf site Georgia. For years,
it has been known as the most racist and bigoted institution in American
sports. Hailed as a citadel of Southern privilege and exclusivity, the
Augusta National Golf Club is a bastion of racism and sexism. America's
last plantation is an exclusive, genteel, well-controlled, orderly, polite,
body where White millionaire members in green jackets are served by
Black waiters, bartenders and caddies.
The club opened for play in January 1933 and has hosted the annual
Masters Tournament since 1934. Augusta National Golf Club refused to
admit Black members until 1990 and it has refused to allow women until
recently adding female members: Rice, and South Carolina business-
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Graduate School of International Studies. Rice has long been affiliated
with Stanford University, where she has been on the faculty since 1981.
She has written: No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
 and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family .
She is a concert pianist with a love of football and says her dream is to be
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ment company founded by her husband, Richard Rainwater. She rose to
success in banking, becoming the highest paid woman in the industry and
the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune magazine. The
University of South Carolina business school is named after her. Moore's
husband is part owner of California's famed Pebble Beach Golf Course.
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members. But basically, the club isn't exactly an engine of social change
as illustrated by its dismal record toward Blacks. The first Black player,
Lee Elder, didn't play in the Masters until 1975. The first Black member of
Augusta National, television executive Ron Townsend, was admitted in
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I S U B S- C R I B E T 0 D A Y I
etpeS mber 6-12 2012
y s v r'ee ressa a
FOR THE WEEK OF SEPrEMI1ER 4 10, 2012
SCSU and B-CU Photos
N FL EARLYTHROWDOWN:
Quarterbacks lead SC
NUMBERS State and Bethune-
Cookman into MEAC
ARE UP! showdown in S.C.
ROOKIE FREEAGENTS BOLSTER NFLNUMBERS;
MEAC SHOWDOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston (WV) 44, Shaw 26
SC State 33, Georgia State 6
Tennessee Tech 41, Hampton 31
Alabama A&M 7, Tuskegee 6
Albany State 24, North Greenville 12
Alcorn State 22, Grambling State 21
Arkansas- Pine Bluff 17, Langston 14
Bowie State 24, Assumption 20
Cheyney 34, Lincoln (PA) 21
Chowan 70, Livingstone 35
Coastal Carolina 29, NCA&T 13
Concordia-Selma 20, Miss Valley State 19
Delaware State 17, VM1I10
Fort Valley State 31, Delta State 23
Howard 30, Morehouse 29
Incarnate Word 19, Texas College 12
Lane 45, Edward Waters 28
Lindenwood 49, Lincoln (MO) 28
Mississippi State 56, Jackson State 9
Morgan State 30, Sacred Heart 27, 40T
NC Central 54, ..t,-,, :. e ':- .e 31
New Mexico 66, Southern 21
Newberry 46, Elizabeth City State 20
Norfolk State 24, Virginia State 0
Ohio Domi, 57, Va. Univ of Lynchburg 6
Oklahoma State 84, Savannah State 0
Saint Augustine's 28, Wingate 10
Tennessee State 17, Florida A&M 14
Texas Southern 44, Prairie View A&M 41
Virginia Union 28, Benedict 7
West Alabama 44, Clark Atlanta 0
W. Virginia State 34, J. C. Smith 31
W-Salem State 28, UNC Pembroke 23
Bethune-Cookman 38, Alabama State 28
North Alabama 31, Miles 30
Stillman 28, Central State 27
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Benedict vs. Bowie State in Columbia, SC
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Point University vs. Concordia-Selma in Valley, AL
Cheyney vs. Indiana (PA) in Cheyney, PA
Concord vs. Winston-Salem State in Concord, WV
Shaw vs. Miles in Durham, NC
VMI vs. Chowan in Lexington, VA
Wingate vs. Albany State in Wingate, NC
Texas College vs. Southern Arkansas in Tyler, TX
Lane vs. Clark Atlanta in Jackson, TN
Langston vs. Bacone in Tulsa, OK
Virginia State vs. West Liberty State in Ettrick, VA
Stillman vs. Ouachita Baptist in Tuscaloosa, AL
Buffalo vs. Morgan State in Buffalo, NY
Florida State vs. Savannah State in Tallahassee, Fla.
Alabama State vs Miss Valley State in Montgomery, AL '
North Texas vs. Texas Southern in Denton, TX
Northern Iowa vs. Central State in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Oklahoma vs. Florida A&M in Norman,OK
Brevard vs. Virginia Union in Brevard, NC
Elizabeth City State vs. Delta State in Elizabeth City, NC
Hampton vs. Old Dominion in Hampton, VA
James Madison vs. Alcorn State in Harrisonburg, VA
NC A&T vs. West Virginia State in Greensboro, NC
Lama vs. Prairie View A&M in Beaumont, TX
Catawba vs. Livingstone in Salisbury, NC
Elon vs. NC Central in Elon, NC
Kentucky State vs. Kentucky Wesleyan in Frankfort, KY
Liberty vs. Norfolk State in Lynchburg, VA
Saint Augustine's vs. New Haven in Durham, NC
Valdosta State vs. Fort Valley State in Valdosta, GA
Wofford vs. Lincoln (PA) in Spartanburg, SC
Western Virginia Education Classic
Va. Univ of Lynchburg vs. College of Faith in Roanoke, VA
Rumble In The Swamp Classic
Edward Waters vs. Morehouse in Waycross, GA
4th Annual Two Rivers Classic
UNC Pembrok vs. Fayetteville State in Pembroke, NC
Inner City Classic
Tuskegee vs. Johnson C. Smith in Atlanta, GA
TV / INTENT BROADCASTS
Route 1 Rivalry NBC Sports Network
Delaware vs. Delaware State in Newark, DE
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama A&M in Pine Bluff, AR
Fox Sports Southwest
TCU vs. Grambling State in Fort Worth, TX
Southern Heritage Classic FoxSportsSouth
Tennessee State vs. Jackson State in Memphis, TN
ESPNU delayed 10:30pm ET HSRN
SC State vs. Bethune-Cookman in Orangeburg, SC
FREE AGENTS ON NFL ROSTERS
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP L. Carolina WR Lamont Bryant
(Morgan State), Jacksonville DE Ryan Davis (Bethune-Cook-
man), Pittsburgh LB Marshall McFadden (SC State), Chicago
WR Joe Anderson (Texas Southern).
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C l^|A A CENIM^L IN..I.COLLEMlA1UF
CA IA A A IIE i AcOCIATION
N. DIVISION W L W L
Bowie State 0 0 1 0
Chowan 0 0 1 0
Virginia Union 0 0 1 0
Ellz. City State 0 0 0 1
Lincoln 0 0 0 1
Virginia State 0 0 0 1
St. Augustine's 0 0 1 0
W-Salem State 0 0 1 0
Shaw 0 0 0 1
J.C. Smith 0 0 0 1
Livingstone 0 0 0 1
Fayetteville State 0 0 0 1
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OL Nick Watts, Chowan
WR Robert Holland, Sr., CHOWAN- 12rec.,213yards,
3 TDs vs. Uvingslone
OB Cameron Stover, Sr., CHOWAN 23 of 30, 281
yds., 4 TDs, 106 rushing yds., 1 TD vs. Uv.
RB Maurice Lewis, So., WSSU -134 rushing yards, 2
TDs vs. UNC-Pembroke.
DL Rasheen Person, Jr., VUU- 10 tackles, 5 solos, 2
sacks, 4 TFL -20 yds, vs. Benedict
LB Chaz Robinson, Jr., SAC-14 tackles vs. Wingate
DB Andre Kates, Sr., VUU 4break-ups, 5 tackles,
2 recoveries, 1 int., 1 safely, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
ROOKIE Drew Powell, QB, UV 343 passing yds,,
4 TDs vs. Chowan
SPECIALTY Maro Diaz-Aviles, So., BSU- Game-win-
MEAC M, E
MA T AC a.LLfir; Co CsHnE cE
N. Carolina Central
NC A&T State
# Not eligible for title
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
OFFENSE Broderick Waters, Jr.,QB, B-CU-Came
off bench to hit on 6 of 9 passes for 110 yards and
2 TDs (24, 47) and rush for 100 yards on 11 carries
and 1 TD (6) and lead come-from-behind win over
DEFENSE Jamal Giddens, Sr., LB, NSU Led
Spadrtans with 7 tackles, 2 sacks for -18 yards, 4.5
tackles for loss tfor -29 and forced two fumbles in
shutout of Va. State.
ROOKIE Jamie Cunningham, QB, HOWARD -
Came off bench in 4th quarterto engineer two scoring
drives, passing forgame-winningTD with :22seconds
left. Was 10 of 11 for 79 yards vs. Morehouse.
S AG .......S.....HN IhTEFULL.E...GIATE.
SIA C A i I I-11C Coi F-,RCE
W L W L
Albany State 0 0 1 0
Fort Valley State 0 0 1 0
Lane 0 0 1 0
Stillman 0 0 1 0
Kentucky State 0 0 0 0
Benedict 0 0 0 1
Clark Atlanta 0 0 0 1
Miles 0 0 0 1
Morehouse 0 0 0 1
Tuskegee 0 0 0 1
SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Nathan Hoyte, Jr., RB, ALBANY STATE 19
carries for 194 yards and 2 TOs (47, 34) in win
over North Greenville.
Dexter Moody, DB, ALBANY STATE Returned
interception 81 yards for TD vs. N. Greenville.
Chris Rini, QB, LANE 10 of 14 for 107 yards, 3
TDs in win over Edward Waters.
Josh Straughn, QB, STILLMAN Backup QB
threw Iwo 4th-quaterTDs (11, 2) in win over
SWAC SOUT WESTERN
SWAC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
E. DIVISION W L W L
Alcom State 1 0 1 0
Alabama A&M 0 0 1 0
Alabama State 0 0 0 1
Jackson State 0 0 0 1
Miss. Valley St. 0 0 0 1
Texas Southern 1 0 1 0
Ark. Pine Bluff 0 0 1 0
Southern 0 0 0 1
Grambling State 0 1 0 1
Prairie View A&M 0 1 0 1
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jeremy Runner, RB, GSU- Ran 13 times for 174
yards and 1 TD in loss to Alcorn State
Vernon Marshall, LB, AA&M Led Bulldogs with
six tackles and blocked FG altemptat final buzzer
to preserve win over Tuskegee.
Robert Hersh, Sr., PK, TSU Kicked game-win-
ning 47-yard FG on game's last play for 44-41 win
over PV. Was 3-of-3 on FGs (25, 42, 47), 5-ol-5
on PATs for 14 points.
Tyler Strickland, So., PK, UAPB Kicked thru
game-winning 27-yard FG with one second left in
win over Langston. Also was 2-2 on PATs.
Darius Smith, Jr., QB,ALCORN- 12of22 for102
yards and two 4th-quarter rushing TDs (4, 1)as
Braves came back to knock off Grambling.
Cheyney 1 0
Concordia 1 0
Tennessee State 1 0
W. Va. State 1 0
Edward Waters 1 1
Central State 0 1
Langston 0 1
Texas College 0 1
Lincoln (Mo.) 0 1
Va. Univ. of Lynchburg 0 1
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Michael German, So.,QB,TSU -22 o32,265
yards, 1 TD (22) in win over Florida A&M.
Ricky Phillips, QB, WVSU 13 of 24 for
229 yards and 2 TDs (73, 12) in win over
Nick Thrasher, LB, TSU Led Tigers with 11
tackles, 9 solos, 2 for -15 yards vs. FAMU.
B-CU vs. SCSU in MEAC showdown
A week after coming back from a 21-0 deficit
to knock off No. 4 Alabama State (38-28) in the
MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Orlando, BCSP No. 3
Bethune-Cookman has an equally daunting task
at hand this week.
Headcoach Brian Jenkins' Wildcats (1-0,0-0
MEAC) travel to Orangeburg, S.C. Saturday for
an early MEAC showdown with the new BCSP
No. 4, perennial conference contender South
SCSU head coach Buddy Pough's Bulldogs
(1-0,0-0 MEAC) are coming off dominating 33-6
win over Georgia State last Thursday to open the
Both teams got outstanding play from the
quarterback position in their wins last week.
B-CU turned to back-up Broderick Waters
when its offense sputtered early and the Louisiana
Tech transfer delivered, turning around the early
HSRN 8p deficitwithefficientrunning oftheWildcatoffense.
1 p Waters threw for two TDs and ran for another in
1 p the comeback win.
1 p SCSU starter Richard Cue completed 19
4p NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (NFC)
5p ARIZONA CARDINALS (1)
6p 28 GregToler DB 4 St Paul's
6p ATLANTA FALCONS (0)
6pg CAROLINA PANTHERS (3)
6p 99 Frand Kearse DT 2 Alabama A&M
6p 18 Lamonrit Bryn't WR R Morgan State (PS)
6p 9 Jared Green WR R Southern (PS)
6p CHICAGO BEARS (2)
6p 14 Eric Weems WR 6 Bethune-Cookman
6p 19 JoeAnderson WR R Texas S'thern (PS)
6p DALLAS COWBOYS (1)
6p 97 Jason Hatcher DE 7 Grambling State
7p DETROIT LIONS (3)
7p 52 Justin Durant LB 6 Hampton
7p 91 Sammie Hill DT 4 Stillman
7p 39 Ricardo Silva S 1 Hampton
7p GREEN BAY PACKERS (1)
7p 80 Donald Driver WR 14 Alcorn State
7p MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0)
7p NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1)
93 Junior Galette DE 3 Stillman
NEW YORK GIANTS (2)
p 37 Michael Coe DB 6 Alabama State
46 Larry Donnell TE R Grambling St. (PS)
3p PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1)
23 D. Rodgers-Cromartie DB 5 Tennessee State
6p SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (0)
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2)
7:30p 70 Edward Coughman T 1 Shaw (PS)
3 Ricardo LocKette VVR 2
ST. LOUIS RAMS (2)
95 William Hayes DE 5
98 Kendall Langford DE 5
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1)
92 Chris Baker NT 1
ror valley State ('PS)
AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE (AFC)
BALTIMORE RAVENS (4)
70 Ramon Harewood OT 3
12 JacobyJones WR 6
33 Christian Thompson S R
40 Stevie Baggs LB 1
BUFFALO BILLS (1)
7 Tavaris Jackson QB 7
CINCINNATI BENGALS (1)
32 Jourdan Brooks FB R
CLEVELAND BROWNS (2)
21 D'Mitri Patterson DB 6
58 Marcus Benard DL 4
DENVER BRONCOS (0)
HOUSTON TEXANS (1)
64 Delano Johnson LB R
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3)
41 Antoine Bethea S 7
98 Robert Mathis DE 10
78 ChigboAnunoby DT R
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4)
87 Kevin Elliot WR R
27 Rashean Mathis DB 10
49 Ryan Davis DE R
16 Antonio Dennard DB R
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1)
70 David Mims OT 1
MIAMI DOLPHINS (0)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2)
80 Visanthe Shiancoe TE 10
58 Tracy White LB 10
NEW YORK JETS (2)
94 Marcus Dixon DT 3
93 Kenrick Ellis DT 2
OAKLAND RAIDERS (3)
28 Phillip Adams DB 3
21 Ron Bartell DB 8
2 Marquette King P R
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2)
33 Isaac Redman RB 3
40 Marshall McFadden LB 1
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (0)
TENNESSEE TITANS (0)
Morgan State (PS)
Jackson State (IR)
Bowie State (PS)
Virginia Union (PS)
Fort Valley St. (IR)
SC State (PS)
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of 29 passes for 300 yards and three TDs in the
Bulldogs' win over Georgia State.
The winner of Saturday's big match-up will
have the early lead in the race for MEAC su-
premacy. The 6 p.m. start will be carried by tape
delay on ESPNU Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Alcorn State and new head coach
Jay Hopson pulled the biggest upset last week
shocking Doug Williams's defending SWAC
champion Grambling State 22-21 in the Port City
Classic in Shreveport, La. Hopson's Braves (1-0,
1-0 SWAC E) travel to Harrisburg, Va. looking for
another upset facing James Madison Saturday (6
Fort Valley State went on the road and got a
big win Saturday knocking off Div. II power Delta
State, 31-23. The Wildcats (1-0, 0-0 SIAC) have
a similar road test this week as they travel to face
Valdosta State (7 p.m.).
Tennessee State (1-0) knocked off Florida
A&M, 17-14 in last week's John Merritt Classic.
Ron Reed's Tigers play in their second classic in a
row in Memphis at the Southern Heritage Classic
vs. Jackson State. JSU fell to Div. I Miss. State
last week, 56-9.
Black college NFL
numbers up by four to 46
MEAC (20) has double the number of SWAC players
(10) in scan of 2012 Opening Day NFL rosters
When the NFL season opens
this Wednesday, the number of
players hailing from black colleges
on opening day rosters will be at
46, up four from a year ago.
The increase is despite the
fact that an all-time low of just
one player from the black college
ranks South Carolina State
safety Christian Thompson- was
taken in this year's NFL draft.
Thompson is on the open-
ing day roster of the Baltimore
Helping the growth of the
total is that eight undrafted rookie
free agents were signed to NFL
practice squads last week.
The Baltimore Ravens and
Jacksonville Jaguars now have
the most black college players on
theirrosters with four. The Jaguars'
numbers are bolstered by two of
the undrafted rookie free agents
end Ryan Davis and Langston
defensive back Antonio Den-
nard being signed to its practice
The other rookie free agents
signed to practice squads are Mor-
gan State WR Lamont Bryant
and Southern WR Jared Green
to Carolina, Texas Southern
WR Joe Anderson to Chicago,
Grambling TE Larry Donnell to
the NY Giants, Bowie State LB
Delano Johnson to Houston and
Morehouse DT ChigboAnunogy
Also making an NFLrosteron
a practice squad for the first time
is former South Carolina State
standout Marshall McFadden
While the increase in the
total number of HBCU alums is
significant, perhaps more note-
worthy is that the Mid Eastern
Athletic Conference (MEAC),
with 20 players in the league, now
doubles its nearest black college
conference competitor, the South-
western Athletic Conference
1. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (1-0) Just got by UNC-Pembroke,
28-23. NEXT: At Concord (WV).
2. NORFOLK STATE (1-0) Shut out Virginia State, 24-0. NEXT:
3. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (1-0)-Came backto knock offAlabama
State. 38-28. NEXT: At SC State.
4. S. CAROLINASTATE (1-0)- Easily handled Georgia State, 33-6.
NEXT: Hosting Bethune-Cookman.
5. ALABAMA A&M (1-0) Edged Tuskegee, 7-6. NEXT: At
6. TENNESSEE STATE (1-0) Beat Florida A&M, 17-14. NEXT:
Jackson State in Memphis.
7. ALABAMA STATE (0-1) Fell to Bethune-Cookman, 38-28.
NEXT: Hosting Miss. Valley State.
8. JACKSON STATE (0-1) Lost at Mississippi State, 56-9. NEXT:
Tennessee State in Memphis.
9. FLORIDAA&M (0-1)- Edged by Tennessee State, 17-14. NEXT:
10. HOWARD (1-0) Got last minute win over Morehouse, 30-29.
11. ALCORN STATE (1-0) @ James Madison 12. ALBANY STATE (1-0) @
Wingate 13. HAMPTON (0-1) vs. Old Dominion 14. GRAMBLING STATE
(0-1) @ TCU 15. MOREHOUSE (0-1) Ed Waters in Waycross, Ga.
Justin Durant Detroit
Ricardo Silva Detroit
Kendall Langford St. Louis
Chris Baker Washington
Marcus Dixon NY Jets
Kenrick Ellis NY Jets
Eric Weems Chicago
Stevie Baggs Baltmore
Rashean Mathis Jacksonville
Ryan Davis Jacksonville
Antoine Bethea Indianapolis
Ron Bartell Oakland
Tracy White New England
MORGAN STATE (3)
Lamont Bryant Carolina
Jourdan Brooks Cincinnati
Visanthe Shiancoe New England
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (3)
Christian Thompson Baltimore
Phillip Adams Oakland
Marshall McFadden Pittsburgh
ALABAMA A&M (2)
Frank Kearse Carolina
Robert Mathis Indianapolis
ALABAMA STATE (2)
Michael Coe NY Giants
Tavaris Jackson Buffalo
BOWIE STATE (2)
Isaac Redman Pittsburgh
Delano Johnson Houston
FORT VALLEY STATE (2)
Ricardo Lockette Seattle
Marquette King Oakland
Jason Hatcher Dallas
Larry Donnell NY Giants
Ramon Harewood Baltimore
Sammie Hill Detroit
Junior Gallette New Orleans
ALCORN STATE (1)
Donald Driver Green Bay
FLORIDA A&M (1)
Kevin Elliott Jacksonville
JACKSON STATE (1)
Marcus Benard Cleveland
Jacoby Jones Baltimore
Antonio Dennard Jacksonville
SAINT PAUL'S (1)
Greg Toler Arizona
Edward Coughman Seattle
Jared Green Carolina
TENNESSEE STATE (1)
D. Rodgers-Cromartie Philadelphia
TEXAS SOUTHERN (1)
D'Mitri Patterson Cleveland
VIRGINIA UNION (1)
David Mims Kansas City
WINSTON-SALEM STATE (1)
William Hayes St. Louis
MOST PLAYERS IN NFL
Howard, Morgan State, SC State 3
Defensive Line (DT or DE, +5) 13
Defensive Back (CB or S, -4) 10
Receiver (TE or WR, +4) 10
Linebacker (NC) 5
Offensive Line (T or G, -3) 3
Running Back (FB or RB, NC) 2
Quarterback (NC) 1
(SWAC), that has ten.
Though the MEAC passed
the SWAC four years ago in terms
of putting players in the league,
the MEAC has never doubled
its nearest competitor. Last year
there were 17 MEAC players
in the league and 11 from the
SWAC. This comes years after
the SWAC was considered the
standard bearer among black
college conferences in terms of
landing players in the league.
Additionally noteworthy, is
that MEAC institutions are the
top five HBCUs with players
in the NFL. Hampton with six,
Bethune-Cookman with four
and Howard, Morgan State and
South Carolina State with three
top the list.
Another change this season
is thatdefensive linemen-tackles
and ends have passed defensive
backs (comers or safeties) as the
position most inhabited by black
college alums. Thirteen (13) de-
fensive linemen will suit up this
season, up by five from a year ago.
The number of defensive backs is
down five to ten and is now tied
with wide receivers (wideouts and
tight ends) for second.
The Carolina Panthers,
Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts
and Oakland Raiders trail Balti-
more and Jacksonville with three
HBCU players on rosters.
The American Football
Conference (AFC) has 26 black
college players while 20 are in
the National Football Conference
Alcorn State product Don-
ald Driver is the black college
grad with the longest tenure in
the league. Driver will be en-
tering his 14th season, all with
the Green Bay Packers. Robert
Mathis (Alabama A&M) of
Indianapolis, Rashean Mathis
(Bethune-Cookman) of Jack-
sonville, Visanthe Shiancoe
(Morgan State) and Tracy White
(Howard) of New England are
the next most experienced players
entering their 11th seasons.
46 (+4) TOTAL BY TEAM
NFC 20 (-4) Baltimore, Jacksonville 4
AFC 26 (+8) Carolina, Detroit, Indianapo-
lis, Oakland 3
BY CONFERENCE BY EXPERIENCE
SWAC 10 Donald Driver 14 years,
SIAC 8 Robert Mathis, Rashean
CiDAA 6 Mathis, Vishanthe Shian-
INDYS 2 coe, Tracy White 10
September 6 -12, 2012
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Are you saved? Ministry oriented? Love to ride motorcycles? Love to have
fun? Well if all of the answers are yes then Rydas 4 Righteousness
Motorcycle Ministry is for you! For more information, contact Ruth at 904-
Mount Lebanon Celebrating
Women of Excellence
Reverend Freddie Sumner, Pastor of Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist
Church located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., will be celebrating their Annual
Women's Day Celebration on Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. The cel-
ebration will begin Saturday, September 8th with the "Women in White"
Fruit of the Spirit Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The celebration
theme is "Women of Excellence; Favor is deceitful and beauty is vain: but
a women that feared the Lord she shall be praised." Proverbs 31:30. The
guest speaker for the afternoon worship hour is First Lady Freddie Summer
of Peace Missionary Baptist Church where Reverend Anthony Webster is
Pastor. The public is invited to worship in this celebration. For further infor-
mation contact the church office at (904) 527-1762.
Refreshing Women Push TV Ministry
On Sunday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. the Refreshing Women Push TV
Ministry will share in their Annual Worship and word service at New Birth
Christian Assembly, 2185 Jernigan Rd. Come and go back, the way we use
to praise God by singing, shouting, preaching, and more! Please plan to
come out and share with us. For more information email
Mattie@Bellsouth.net, visit www.rwpm.info or call the ministry at 220-
70's Church Blast from the Past
Join Reverend Mary F. Davis at Greater New Hope AME Church Sunday,
September 9th at 4:00 p.m., as Funeral Directors from the surrounding
areas celebrate in praise & worship service. You don't want to miss this
powerful service in celebration of the 134th church anniversary with the
the theme: "A Blast from Our Past Serving the Lord." Wear attire from the
70's. The celebratory colors are purple, gold and black. For additional
information call the church office at (904) 356-2121 or email
email@example.com. Greater New Hope AME Church is located at 2708
N. Davis St. Jacksonville, Florida.
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Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20
Pastor Landon Williams
Northside Church of Christ
Gospel & Revival Meeting
Northside Church of Christ, which meets at 4736 Avenue B Jacksonville,
Florida, where Charlie McClendon is the Senior Minster, extends to you
and your entire family a special invitation to attend their Annual
Harvester's Gospel/Revival Meeting, September 9 12, 2012.
The guest speaker will be Brother Elisha Taylor, Minister of Westside
Church of Christ in Daytona Beach, Florida. The inspirational theme is
"Reaching In and Reaching Out."
The Acappella Mass Chorus of Northside Church of Christ, will kick-off
this glorious event with a free spirit-filled gospel concert on Saturday
evening September 8th at 7:00 p.m., On Sunday September 9th, which is
also "Bring Your Neighbor Day," will begin with Bible School at 9:15 a.m.,
followed by morning worship at 10:30a.m., Fellowship Dinner at 1 p.m.,
Minister's Ordination Service at 2:45 p.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m.
Special group singing will precede the week night services, which will
begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The Nursery is open for all services, and
free local van transportation is available by calling (904) 765-9830. For
more information on the Annual Harvest's Gospel/Revival Meeting at
Northside Church of Christ, call the church office at (904) 765-9830.
New Fountain Chapel AME Church
The Loyally Day Committee of New Fountain Chapel AME Church cor-
dially invites the community to come share in their Annual Loyalty Day
Celebration, Sunday September 9th at 10:45 a.m. and 3:00p.m. New
Fountain celebrates and is glad with expression of faith and praises of "To
God be the glory for the things he has done at the Fountain." The church is
located on the Eastside at 717 Jessie Street. Jacksonville, Fla. For more
information call the church at (904) 358-2258.
Queen Esther's 82nd Anniversary
Queen Esther Church of God will celebrate the Church 82nd Anniversary
and Pastors 24th Anniversary service on Thursday September 13th at 7:30
p.m. and Sunday Morning service on September 16th at 11:15 a.m.
Thursday night guest speaker is Elder Oliver Robertson Pastor, Christ
Temple COGIC, praise and devotion from Truth and Spirit Ministries, Dr.
Lynwood Moore Pastor. True Holmes Church will be singing song of Zion,
Elder Evelyn Moseley Pastor. Guest speaker on September 16th will be
Reverend Steve Wilson. The Ben Hoover Sanctuary Choir under the direc-
tion of Brother Mark Rogers will be rendering A & B selections. The church
is located at 1747 Mc Quade St. Jacksonville, Florida, 32209, Elder Ben
Drugs at Church
Pastor Gussie Smith
According to WFTV-9 in Lake
County, Florida, a 77-year old
female pastor has been arrested for
allegedly trafficking oxycodone at a
small church in the city of Umatilla
called the Church of Jesus.
Apparently, the arrest of Pastor
Gussie Smith is part of a larger drug
operation sweep that is still ongo-
ing. Members of the church are in
by Pastor Paula White
And you shall remember the
LORD your God, for it is He who
gives you the power to get wealth
In life, you attract what you
respect. ..and this is true of money,
too! If you don't respect money, it
won't respect you. I believe you
have to value money, because
money is attracted to people who
Notice I said "respect" and
"value"...not "worship." There's a
big difference, because only God
deserves worship! As the scripture
above states, He is the one who
establishes our ability to accumulate
wealth, and we must learn to under-
stand and value wealth God's way,
in order to truly reap its blessings
However, many of us have never
learned to understand or value
money God's way. Most of what
we've learned to respect and value,
or not to respect and value, was
learned in our past, as children. If
you have looked into your past and
found you have a negative percep-
tion or understanding of money,
then the enemy took
advantage of your
innocence as a child.
and lied to you. ..
probably don't have
a proper respect and L
value of it. '
..-. Whether it, happened
Through words .spoken into, or.
around your life as a child or
through experiencing lack, or
humiliation through lack, the enemy
took advantage of the situation and
twisted your innocent, child-mind's
perception, and lied to
you.. .because the devil is a liar-
he's supposed to lie; he's the father
But God is the Father of Promise,
and in order to see what He has
promised you, you must change
your perception and understanding
Once again: what you don't
respect, you won't attract. This
applies to everything in life: money,
anointing, your gifts, your relation-
ships... or anything else that has
Where there is respect and value,
there is order and arrangement. Our
God is a God of Order; order is the
respectful arrangement of things. If
you don't have order in your life-
or in your finances-then you'll
have no authority to move forward
in your life, or move forward in
Look back into your past and
think about what was consciously
and/or unconsciously taught to you
about money. Did you learn to
respect money, and take care of it?
Or were you taught to take it for
granted and be careless with it?
Were you encouraged to view it as a
blessing from an abundant God who
expected you to use it responsibly,
or were you taught to see it as a way
to simply "get more stuff"?
However you've perceived
money in your past, in order to
attract it into your life now, you
need to identify how you 'treat' it
now. So here's an exercise for you
to try: Take out your wallet or your
purse and open it up to where you
hold your money, checkbook and
Now open your checkbook and
observe the ledger. Does it contain
the proper dates? The check num-
bers? To whom you wrote the
check? An amount and balance
adjusted? Or is it completely empty
because you're one of those peo-
ple who does it all in your head?
Now look at your cash. Is it all
wadded up among the jumble of old
receipts? Or are the bills just stuffed
in, all out of order, and your change
jumbling around in your pock-
What about your
..- ..r credit cards? Are
S.- they shoved into
your wallet in no
Do you have two or
three expired cards
you can't uwe-anvmore?
A. f you answered "yes" to
any of these questions, then you
probably don't respect your money.
A man who respects his money will
often have a money clip, even if he
only has three $1 bills! If a man can
respect $3, then God can trust him
with $3,000. And if he can respect
$3,000, then God can trust him with
Do yourself a favor: Buy a good
wallet! Get rid of the old, outdated
credit cards and clean out those old
receipts. Arrange your cash neatly,
and make sure your checkbook is
always up to date. Also, make sure
your checks have stubs or duplicate
copies-this will help you keep bet-
ter track of your expenses.
Putting these habits into play will
help keep you organized, as well as
help change your perspective about
money. If you act respectfully
toward your money, you'll become
respectful toward money.
And as you become more respect-
ful toward money, you'll develop
the kind of 'money-consciousness'
that increases financial prosperity.
And as you're developing a healthi-
er attitude toward money, remember
to thank God-because He is truly
the provider of all your increase!
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Americans in the Dark About Shingles
by Dr. Jennifer Wider
Thought you were done with the
chickenpox as a kid? Think again.
Shingles, a disease caused by the
same virus as chickenpox, affects
roughly one million Americans
each year. As people age, their risk
of getting shingles increases but
despite its incidence many people
are unaware of the disease.
"People don't really know about
shingles unless they know someone
who has had shingles, or they
develop it themselves," said
Stephen Tyring M.D., professor of
medicine at the University of Texas
Health Science Center in Houston.
The results of a recent national
survey by the American Pain
Foundation support Trying's posi-
tion. The survey revealed that many
older adults were not aware of their
risk for the disease. More than half
of the respondents who reported
having heard of shingles were not
sure of the risk factors. And many
respondents were unaware of the
relationship between chickenpox
After a person gets the chicken-
pox, most often during childhood,
the inactivated virus can live on in
certain nerve cells in the body. In
healthy people, the body's immune
system usually keeps the virus at
bay. As people age or their immune
system becomes compromised, the
virus can reactivate and result in
The risk of shingles increases with
age. "With each decade, a person's
immunity weakens, so that by 60
years of age, the likelihood of shin-
gles significantly increases," says
Tyring. "In fact, one out of two peo-
ple who live to the age of 85 will
have had shingles." And although
seniors are at higher risk, shingles
can affect people of all ages.
The first signs of shingles may not
be visually noticeable. People often
experience tingling, burning, itch-
ing or pain. During the first few
days of symptoms, fluid-filled blis-
ters will break out in a rash, usually
on one side of the body or face. The
A rash of shingles legions
rash is often painful and will heal in
two to four weeks, in most people.
However, some people experience
post-herpetic neuralgia, or long-
term nerve pain which can persist
for months or even years after the
initial rash. Long-term nerve pain
caused by shingles can vary and has
been described as burning, throb-
bing, stabbing or shooting. The
older a person gets, the more they
are at risk for long-term nerve pain.
Men and women are affected
equally by shingles. "I have seen,
however, in my practice that
women come into the doctor's
office sooner, while men tend to
wait," Tyring said. Shingles
patients, both men and women, are
often given analgesics along with
antiviral medications for treatment.
"Antiviral medicines for shingles
may help speed up healing and
reduce pain in some patients, but if
possible, treatment should begin
within 72 hours of the onset of
symptoms," according to Tyring.
Although the disease affects the
sexes equally, its greater impact on
older adults should capture the
attention of women.
"Women make up more than 60
percent of population 85 years and
older, so any condition that is prone
to strike older people is of special
concern to women," said Phyllis
Greenberger, MSW, president and
CEO of the Society for Women's
Health Research. "Older Americans
should talk to their health care
providers about their risk for shin-
To raise awareness about shingles
and complications that can arise
from the disease, the American Pain
Foundation is sponsoring a national
education program called
"Spotlight on Shingles" that fea-
tures a Web site and a toll-free num-
ber that people can call to receive a
free informational brochure about
shingles. For more information,
or call 1-877-RISK-4-SHINGLES.
When Your Ex Finds Someone First
As if the whole breakup or
divorce process wasn't painful
enough, now you've got to absorb
the news that your ex is dating up a
storm -- or even getting remarried.
Whether you love, despise or are
just friends with your ex, seeing
him or her with someone else hurts,
especially if your breakup was fair-
ly recent. But you're strong enough
to handle it -- here's how:
Let yourself vent
Get it all out: the anger, the frus-
tration, and perhaps even some
rebel behavior. Give yourself an
hour or so a week (but no more) to
cry, have evil thoughts about your
ex's new mate, or eat way too many
nachos. It's gonna feel good!
Lean on your support network
Make sure you call upon your
close friends now to stick by your
side. Friends with whom you can be
irrational, sob or curse up a storm,
and simply call to have some fun --
well, they are just essential at this
time. Don't be shy about letting
them know you need their support.
Focus on what you can control
Your ex's new relationships are
something you can't control. And as
we all know in life, it's useless to
obsess about things over which we
have no control. You can only con-
trol your own relationships, and it's
entirely up to you whether you
choose to find new ones now or
wait. Re-align your focus along
Limit the news flashes
Decide whether or not you want
mutual friends to report on news
about your ex's dates. If third-party
news flashes only upset you, say
you'd rather not hear it.
Don't go there
Avoid places you know your ex
frequents. Who needs those miser-
able, awkward moments when you
bump into him or her on a date?
That reality of your ex on someone
else's arm will only fuel your sor-
row or fury, so stay off the beaten
path for awhile.
Stick to your own dating pace
Your ex's reaction to your split was
to jump right into someone else's
arms, but maybe that's not your
style. Everyone has a different way
of reacting after a split -- and cer-
tainly a different timetable for the
Most importantly, there's one
thing you should never forget: It is
not a race to move on after a split.
Rather, it's a marathon, and even
though it's tiring and painful at
times, it is also exhilarating. Here,
the measure of "who wins" is not
who crosses the finish line first, but
who sustains long-term happiness.
Your ex may have a head start, but
you, can win this marathon -- and
it's OK if it's not at a record-setting
The Truth About Wisdom Teeth
Just as you enter adulthood, your
wisdom teeth make their presence
known in the far reaches of your
mouth. Wisdom teeth officially
the third molars are the last set of
teeth to come in, usually between
years of age, in the so-called "age
When wisdom teeth are mis-
aligned, they may position them-
selves horizontally, be angled
toward or away from the second
molars, or be angled inward or out-
ward. Poor alignment of wisdom
teeth can crowd or damage adjacent
teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.
Wisdom teeth also can be impact-
ed they are enclosed within the
soft tissue and/or the jawbone or
only partially break through or
erupt through the gum. Partial erup-
tion of the wisdom teeth allows an
opening for bacteria to enter
around the tooth and cause an
infection, which results in
pain, swelling, jaw stiffness,
and general illness. Partially
erupted teeth are also more
prone to tooth decay and gum
disease because their hard-to-
reach location and awkward posi-
tioning makes brushing and floss-
The Trouble With Wisdom Teeth
Anatomy is at the root of most
problems with wisdom teeth.-
jaws are either too small or teeth
themselves are too big for the jaw.
This adds up to a crowded mouth.
Because of the lack of space,
molars can grow sideways, only
partially emerge from the gums
(called "partially impacted wisdom
teeth"), or get trapped in the gums
and jawbone ("impacted wisdom
teeth"). Partially impacted wisdom
teeth are chronically contaminated
with bacteria associated with infec-
tion, inflammation, tooth decay, and
gum disease. Because they're so far
back in the mouth, it's hard to keep
them clean and get rid of the bacte-
ria. Fully impacted wisdom teeth
also can get infected and disturb the
position of the other molars. These
consequences can spread outside of
the mouth, causing other health
Even when wisdom teeth come in
fully ("erupted" out of the gums),
they can still pose a problem for a
healthy mouth because of their
location. The third molars are so far
back in the mouth that it's easy for
food to get trapped, leading to more
bad news: plaque, cavities, and gum
disease. Many people just can't
reach them to brush and floss well
about Wisdom Teeth
How to manage your wisdom
teeth is a decision to make with
your dentist or oral surgeon.
Getting them removed isn't always
a must if they are fully erupted and
functional. Follow your dentist's
advice to stay free of gum disease.
Because wisdom teeth are predis-
posed to problems, you'll have to
be vigilant about oral hygiene If
wisdom teeth show signs of disease
or decay, your dental team will sug-
gest getting them removed.
Surgery is definitely an option for
partially or fully impacted wisdom
teeth. If you don't get them out,
they'll need to be monitored very
closely with regular dental exams,
X-rays, and thorough periodontal
cleaning for the rest of your life.
Breast Cancer Facts Every
Black Woman Should Know
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Getting tested is the easiest form of prevention.
The fact of the matter is that
minority women die of breast can-
cer at a faster rate than Caucasian
women. This is particularly true
for black women, who are routine-
ly more likely to be diagnosed
with more aggressive tumors.
Why you may ask? According to
recent studies it has been shown
that black women are less likely to
get a regular mammogram, and
most only had a mammogram
after a tumor had been detected.
Black women are also more like-
ly to be inadequately screened
when visiting the doctor. This
means that tumors in black
women are less likely to be detect-
ed in the first place.
Medical researchers also believe
there may be genetic factors link-
ing black women with high rates
of breast cancer. Certain genetic
markers found in black women
may be the key to why black
women are so greatly affected by
It is because of their high proba-
bility to get the disease that it is so
important for black women to get
regular mammograms. Women
should have a mammogram at
least once a year as well as per-
form daily self-checks.
Because they are also less likely
to be diagnosed with breast can-
cer, black women should also con-
sider speaking to a specialist about
the disease. Not only will this help
to make sure that tumors are diag-
nosed early enough for effective
treatment, but it will also help to
keep the patient informed about
the symptoms of the disease and
how to prevent it.
Some things to look for when
doing your self-exam include
lumps, bumps and discoloration.
Be sure to also check in the areas
under the arm and the underside of
the breasts. These areas are prone
to cysts and tumors because they
are often over looked.
News is also improving for those
who have been diagnosed with the
disease. New medications may
have less side effects and help
patients manage their disease.
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What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene
Once a month, the Ritz offers an
open mic for poets and poetry
lovers of all ages. Show off your
own talent for verse, or just come,
listen and soak up the creative
atmosphere. Spoken Word hits the
stage Thursday, September 6th at
7:00 p.m. For more information call
(904) 632-5555 or visit www.ritz-
jacksonville.com. The Ritz is locat-
ed at 829 North Davis Street.
at the Ritz
Amateur Night at the Ritz will be
held on Friday, September 7th at
7:30 pm. $5.50. Call 632-5555.
Sculptor Khamil Ojoyo
Among Artist on Exhibit
The public is invited to an art
exhibit and reception featuring
works by painter S. Barre Barrett
and Sculptor Khamil L. Ojoyo,
Friday, September 7th, from 6-8
p.m. The event will take place at
The Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra
Beach, 50 Executive Way. For more
information call the center at (904)
280-0614 or contact Khamil L.
Ojoyo at (904) 635-3813 or email
The William M. Raines Class of
1973 will present a Viking Pride,
Welcome Fall Festival on
Saturday, September 8th.
Festivities start at 8 p.m. at Carl's
Main Street Southern Soul
Restaurant, 1748 North Main
Street. Come enjoy dancing and hor
d'oeuvres. For more info, contact
Gail Hammond Haines at (904)
699-1861 or email willettal@com-
The next P.R.I.D.E. Book Club
meeting will be held Saturday,
September 8th at 4 p.m. at the
home of Felice Franklin, 2968
Herschel Street. The book for dis-
cussion is When and Where I Enter:
The Impact of Black Women on
Race & Sex in America by Paula J.
Giddings. For more information
Dunn, at the Times Union Center
Moran Theater, 300 Water Street.
For more information call the boxx
office at (904) 633-6110 or visit
Amateur Night at
the Ritz Auditions
Bring your talents to the Ritz for
Amateur Night auditions, Thursday,
September 13th. Amateur Night is
a variety talent competition that
accepts wide variety of acts, includ-
ing singers, dancers (solo & group),
mime acts, comedians, rappers, solo
instrumentalists, spoken word per-
formers, and others. For more infor-
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829 North Davis Street.
The Jacksonville Branch of the
NAACP will hold a general mem-
bership meeting, September 13th
at The Ritz Theater and Museum,
829 Davis Street at 6 p.m. An elec-
tion of the Nominating Committee
will be held. For more nominating
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or call (904) 764-7578.
Harvey Morning Show is coming to
Jacksonville, Friday September
14th and he's bringing some of the
funniest comics in the country to
town! Tickets on sale now at the
Florida Theater Box office, 128
East Forsyth, or call the box office
at (904) 355-5661.
Aaron Bing in Concert
Saxophonist Aaron Bing will be in
concert at the Times-Union Center
Terry Theater, Saturday,
September 15th, at 8:00 p.m., 300
Water St. Tickets on sale now. Call
(904) 633-6110 for tickets.
Walk for Sickle Cell
The Sickle Cell Disease
Association of America, Inc.
(SCDAA), Jacksonville chapter
will host a 5K walk-a thon,
Saturday, September 15th. The
walk location is Florida State
College, Downtown Campus, 101
W. State Street. For registration
details contact Jacinda Legons,
Student Learning Specialist at (904)
633-8475 or visit www.fscj.edu.
Grammy award winning singer in Concert
Anthony Hamilton is returning to Nephew Tommy & 90s r&b sensation Arrested
Jacksonville for his "Back to Love" Friends in Concert Development will celebrate their
tour, Sunday, September 9th atoine Nephew Tommy from the Steve 20th Anniversary Tour at Freebird
p.m. featuring Estelle and Antoine ^Live. Saturday. September 15th at
8 p.m. For more information call
246-2473 or visit www.free-
birdlive.com, located at 2001 1st St.
N., Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
Come see Jacksonville's Got
Talent at the Times Union Center,
Terry Theater, 300 W. Water St.,
Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00
p.m. Come compete for a $20,000
media release package to the grand
prize winner from Jhill Records and
a trip to Los Angeles, California.
For more information email how-
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Come on Down
to the Price of Right!
Coming to Jacksonville stages,
Tuesday, September 25th at 7:30
p.m. is the Price Is Right, Live! The
hit interactive stage show that gives
contestants pulled right from the
audience the chance to "come on
down" to win appliances, vacations
and even new cars. Even if your
name is not called to play, you still
have a chance to win. For more
information email www.artist-
seriesjax.org or call (904) 632-
3373. The show will take place at
Jacksonville Time-Union Center
The Spiritual Hands of Alpha and
Omega, Inc. will conduct its first
annual "Prince and Princess
Pageant" Saturday, September
29th at the Marriott, Salisbury
Road. The pageants goal is to pro-
vide an enriching and positive
experience for youth ages 5-16.
Contestants will experience charm,
etiquette, fashion and poise as they
compete for the title of Prince and
Princess. For additional info con-
tact Cynthia Britton, Pageant
Director at 307-6950 or e-mail
Strut your Mutt
It's time for Best Friends Animal
Society's Strut Your Mutt in
Jacksonville, Saturday, September
29th at 9:30 a.m.. Join in a relaxing
walk to help homeless pets, and
then celebrate afterwards at
Riverside Park, 753 Park Street, at
the ultimate doggie festival. For
more information contact Barbara
Williamson at (435) 644-2001, ext.
4408 or email barbara@best-
friends.org or visit www.strutyour-
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Jacksonville's annual Florida
Black Expo will be held Saturday,
October 6th. Florida Black Expo
has successfully promoted minority
business expositions for the past
twelve years. The event opens at
10:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., at the
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The Raines Class of '70' will host
a bus trip and day of fun at The
Hard Rock Caf6 in Tampa, Florida,
Saturday, October 6th from 7:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The bus will board
at Gateway Mall. For more infor-
mation contact: Sandra Adegbayibi
at (904) 860-3062 or (904) 764-
0707. Or email
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Erotic Fiction Pioneer Zane Stands Strong in
the Shadows of 50 Shades of Grey Popularity
(BAW) You may have heard of
"50 Shades of Gray," the bestselling
trilogy about a billionaire with a
bondage fetish and his young lover.
But if you're an African-American
woman, you know that Zane has
been putting out erotic fiction for
more than the last decade.
The forty-something author with
several "New York Times" best-
sellers under her belt has put out 28
books in that time, both as author
and publisher, and is the creative
force behind the Cinemax series
"Zane's Sex Chronicles." Her pub-
lishing empire, Strebor Books, has
28 authors signed to it. But what
you might not know about Zane is
that she's an advocate for women
behind the scenes, helping advise
them through life and relationship
crises both privately and via her
Her latest book, "Zane's Z-Rated:
Chocolate Flava 3," just came out
this week and it's full of the sensual
fiction she's known
Read on for more on
how she got started
and what's she's
learned from writing
Q: You're well
known for your erot-
ic fiction. What moti-
vated you to start
Zane: The funny
thing is that I didn't
set out to write erotica.
I never read any eroti-
ca. People just classi-
fied me into that
because I wrote very
detailed sex scenes but
it wasn't intentional. It
just happened to turn
out that way. I'm just a
very detailed writer
P who is very detailed
when it comes to sexu-
ality. So I never sat
down and said "I'm going to
become and erotic writer."
Once people started regarding
you in that respect, was this a genre
that you wanted to continue or was
it something that you just already
It was just what I already did. I
wouldn't classify all my books as
erotic. Some of them are definitely
not erotic like "Love is Never
Painless" and "Breaking the Cycle"
which is about domestic abuse.
Those are definitely not erotica. I
write a variety of genres. I write
dramedy. I write romance novels. I
write non-fiction books and then I
write erotica. The Z-Rated is defi-
nitely erotica. But the majority of
my books are just stories.
Q: You've been heralded as an
author who's allowed African-
Americans in particular to
become more comfortable with
their sexuality. Do you think
that's a more accurate represen-
tation of your work?
I think that's accurate but I would
expand that. I think I've helped
women become more comfortable
with their lives, period. I've been
answering advice email for 15 years
and I would say that 85-90% of my
emails have nothing to do with sex.
They have to do with women being
abused or mistreated or trying to
deal with their children or life in
general. Sexuality is a part of that
but that's definitely not all that I'm
Q: Were you surprised by how
your books were received?
I was surprised by how big it
became. I had put out stuff over the
Internet for three years before ever
putting a book out. I don't think
anybody could imagine selling mil-
lions of books and being published
in different languages and having
TV shows and all that. No, I defi-
nitely didn't envision all of that.
Q: You've done 28 books in 12
years? What is your writing
I go months without writing any-
thing. If I wrote all the time I could
write a book a month, easy. But I
don't write all the time. I go out,
experience life. I publish 3-6 books
a month by other people. If I wrote
every day, I'd be dangerous. I have
no ritual. There comes a time when
I have to lock myself away some-
where. I have various hotels around
the country where I can hibernate
until I get whatever I need to be
Q: Were you bothered at all
that "Fifty Shades of Gray" has
blown up so big off of three books
when you've been doing erotic
fiction for over 10 years?
This is not the first time that erot-
ica has gone mainstream. I had my
first "New York Times" bestseller
in 2001, she had hers in 2012. So
that kind of speaks for itself. My
last book "Chocolate Flava 2" spent
six weeks on "The New York
Times" best-seller list. "Sex and
The City" is a billion dollar brand
and people are acting like that never
happened. How can this be some-
thing new when they've had three
blockbuster movies, a TV series,
product lines and the whole 9
Q: You've had a successful TV
show with "Zane's Sex
I've decided not to do a third sea-
son with "Sex Chronicles." There's
a new series coming to Cinemax in
2013 called "The Jump Off." It's
about men and how they love and
how they bond together and people
who have seen it have completely
flipped out over it. I can't wait for it
to air because I think it's going to
spark a lot of conversation between
the sexes. Amin Joseph, who played
Tarik in"Sex Chronicles" is going
to be the star.
Q: In your time writing and
and helping women, what have
you learned about relationships
that you think is the most impor-
tant thing people should know?
What I've learned is that most
women need to love themselves.
We will protect our mothers, our
daughters, our children, our friends,
our men but we don't protect our-
selves. Women need to learn to love
themselves from within. If you truly
love yourself, you will not allow
someone to hurt you or mistreat
you. When you look in the mirror
and embrace who you are whether
you have rolls of fat or you don't
like your hair or [whatever], you
can say I'm not going to let any-
body hurt me. Trust me, I know
from personal experience, once you
get to that point, you will not have
September 6-12, 2012
IRS after George Clinton
Uh oh, chief funkateer George Clinton is
V in trouble with the tax man ... again.
That means Uncle Sam just filed yet anoth-
er federal tax lien filed against the music leg-
S According to documents filed in Leon
S County, Florida ... Clinton failed to pay
-. $7,457.89 worth of taxes in 2009 and
$13,301.57 for the year 2010.
A kIf you recall, Clinton already owes
$115,552.27 to the IRS for the tax years 2007
and 2008. Grand total for ALL FOUR years ... $136,281.73.
Oooh, now that's funky!
Seal accuses wife of "fornicating with the help"
In a raw and blistering inter-' i/
view with TMZ, singer Seal
slammed his ex-wife Heidi .,"' ,.
Klum for allegedly cheating on
him with her bodyguard.
Rumors of infidelity have long
been suspected as the cause of
this popular celebrity couple's
break-up but Seal's remarks are
the first real public admission of
what went wrong between the
seemingly happy couple. The
Huffington Post has more:
Heightening what has fast become a dramatic and bitter breakup, Seal
has publicly lambasted Heidi Klum over rumors that she is romantical-
ly involved with her bodyguard.
"I didn't expect any better from [the bodyguard]... but I would've
thought Heidi would of shown a bit more class.. .before deciding to for-
nicate with the help, as it were," Seal told TMZ, referring to the alleged
romance between his soon-to-be ex-wife and her bodyguard, Martin
According to TMZ, the singer also accused the "Project Runway"
host of cheating on him with Kristen while they were still together.
Spike Lee's Michael Jackson doc to run on ABC
Michael Jackson is coming to ABC, easy as 1-2-3.
The network will air "BAD25," a documentary about the deceased
King of Pop directed by Spike Lee.
The documentary, which chronicles the creation of Jackson's 1987
album "Bad," will air on Thanksgiving. Further details will be released
at a future date.
The documentary also includes interviews conducted by Lee with
Jackson confidants, choreographers and collaborators, including Martin
Scorsese, who directed the "Bad" video, and Joe Pytka, who helmed the
"Heal the World" video.
The album's 25th anniversary will be celebrated on September 18,
2012 with the Legacy/Epic Records release of deluxe 25th anniversary
editions of the album.
Jackson died on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50, of acute propofol
More than a month after his
dearth, Sherman Hemsley's body
lies in an El Paso, Texas, funeral
home refrigerator while a court
decides who gets the actor's
A Philadelphia man claiming to
be the "Jeffersons" actor's brother is
challenging a will Hemsley signed a
month before his death, according
to the funeral home handling his
"It is disgraceful," Hemsley's
longtime partner Flora Enchinton
told CNN affiliate KVIA-TV. "It is
sad. This was a man with dignity."
The will signed by Hemsley on
June 13, 2012, a month after he was
diagnosed with cancer, named
Enchinton as executor and left his
entire estate to her, according to
Hemsley's embalmed remains are
kept in a refrigerator at San Jose
Funeral Home in El Paso awaiting a
court order allowing burial or with
instructions on who should be given
"The emotional thing is you wake
up thinking he's still frozen out
there," said Enchinton. They were
together for more than a decade.
Contrary to what Enchinton said,
Hemsley's body is "embalmed
under refrigeration," not frozen,
according to a funeral home
The man who claims to be
Hemsley brother is asking for cus-
tody of his remains and posses-
"I have never heard of a so-called
brother named of Richard Thornton
in the 20 years I have known
Sherman," Enchinton said. "This is
not what Sherman would have
"Sherman left very worried about
me, about me staying alone, what
was going to happen to me, being
alone if he was gone. That's what
worried him the most. I guess
maybe he sensed what was going to
happen. It just gives me these emo-
tions and feelings (that) all of a sud-
den there's these people that have
never known anything about our
life, about who we are, about what
we're all about, about what we
endured," Enchinton said about the
validity of her role in Hemsley's life
Hemsley played George
Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of
a dry cleaning business, on "All in
the Family" from 1973 until 1975,
when the spinoff "The Jeffersons"
began an 11-season run on CBS.
Hemsley also played Deacon
Ernest Frye in the sitcom "Amen."
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