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Special Pull Out
UF Students in Blackface for
Halloween Sparks Controversy
GAINSESVILLE, FL Two mem-
bers of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity
at the University of Florida wore
blackface to a party last week, and
when the image was posted to
Instagram, it quickly caused contro-
versy on campus.
The photo, taken at an off-campus
party on Oct. 24, shows two men
wearing thick gold chains, baseball caps and "pants that hang so low
they show their boxer shorts," according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The Independent Florida Alligator reports the photo was posted on the
NAACP-UF chapter's Facebook page with the caption "the fact that this
iS seen as acceptable is where the problem lies.'
An intense debate followed, with more than 130 comments on the
Facebook post. Opinions varied about whether the costumes were
acceptable and whether the UF-NAACP should even keep the image up.
People also shared other photos found on the Internet of UF students
dressed in blackface at previous events.
The campus National Pan-Hellenic Council said it would review the
incident, and the student government plans to discuss the incident in a
public meetingthis week. Some students are planning to attend dressed
in black hoodies "as a display of solidarity" with African-American stu-
Voting Rights Act: Supreme Court
Weighs New Look At Law
WASHINGTON Thee: years ago, the Supreme Court warned there
could be constitutional problems with a ladmark civil rights law that
has opened voting booths to0millions of African-Americans. Now, oppo-
nents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to
finish off that provision.
The basic question is whether state and local governments that once
boasted of their racial discrimination still can be forced in the 21st cen-
tury to get federal permission before making changes in the way they
Some of the governments covered most of them are in the South -
argue they have turned away from racial discrimination over the years.
But Congress and lower courts that have looked at recent challenges to
the law concluded that a history of discrimination and more recent
efforts to harm minority voters justify continuing federal oversight.
The justices sidestepped this very issue in a case from Texas in 2009.
In an opinion joined by eight justices, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote
then that the issue of advance approval "is a difficult constitutional ques-
tion we do not answer today."
Since then, Congress has not addressed potential problems identified
by the court. Meanwhile, the law's opponents sensed its vulnerability
and filed several new lawsuits.
Judge Denies a George
Zimmerman Gag Order
SANFORD, Fla. The judge in the case of Trayvon Martin's killer
has denied a request from the prosecution to issue a gag order for the
lawyer of George Zimmerman, the shooter.
Last week, Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda argued that
Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, has been using a website, social
media and news conferences to influence potential jurors.
He pointed out that O'Mara had launched a website and accounts on
Facebook and Twitter since the shooting in February in a suburb of
Orlando. O'Mara said it was important to have a presence on the Internet
that spoke for his client, as opposed to fraudulent sites.
The prosecution said that a gag order was needed in order to enhance
the chances of finding impartial jurors.
Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the
admitted to doing so, but
insisted that the people who
showed up were supportive
of Brown's campaign and that the money paid was just to cover their
cost of transportation. The people were reportedly paid $8 an hour.
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" i ,America More Prejudiced
......... Now Than 4 Years Ago
i Racial attitudes have not some Americans' more favorable
' improved in the four years since the views of African-Americans.
. .. United States elected its first Black Racial prejudice has increased
president, an Associated Press poll slightly since 2008 whether those
finds. Matter of fact, Americans feelings were measured using ques-
-now express prejudice toward tions that explicitly asked respon-
....Black Americans whether they rec- dents about racist attitudes, or
[ ognize those feelings or not. through an experimental test that
Those views could cost President measured implicit views toward
Barack Obama votes as he tries for race without asking questions about
re-election, the survey found, that topic directly.
though the effects are mitigated by Continued on page 12
Pictured (L-R) is Antonio Harper (27), Donovan Hamilton (20),
Chantell Williams (27) and Natasha Hughes (41) in the line to vote.
Voters of all ages stood in 55 degree weather to exercise their right to
vote this week. The scene was a welcome sight to the Gateway Supervisor
of Elections office who welcomed the voters to complete the lengthy four
page ballot. "I'm excited about this election and wanted to cast my vote
early" said Donovan Hamilton. The eldest women in line, Clara Daniels,
86, stated she's been voting since 1952. Early voting ends Saturday,
Shown (L-R) Cindy Sanborn, Estelle McKissick, Rita Perry, Jill
Langford Dame and Isabelle Owen Spence. Not shown is Shannon
girls in North Florida.
Among this years honorees are
Free Press Publisher Rita Perry and
longtime educator and BEST
Academy founder Estelle
The nominee roster also includes
Attoryney and acting Children's
Commissioner Director Jill
Langord Dame, Leadership
Jacksonville Executive Director
Isabelle Owens Spence, CSX V.P.
and Chief Transportation Officer
Cindy Sanborne and renowned
gymnast Shannon Miller.
The Girl Scouts of Gateway
Council introduced the group's
2013 Women of Distinction at a
reception this week at the Haskell
Building. The women will be hon-
ored at a gala lunch event April 11
at the Hyatt Downtown.
The annual Women of
Distinction luncheon honors local
women whose accomplishments in
their career and community service
exemplify the values of Girl
Scouting. Proceeds from the
fundraising event are directed to
provide the Girl Scout program to
Shown l-r BOTTOM : Harold Pierce, Ida Harris (Stanton '52), Dr.
Alvin White (Stanton '52), Jimmy Johnson (Stanton 152). TOP:
William Hines (Stanton 159), Adonnica Toler (Ritz Museum adminis-
trator) and Delany Williams (Stanton '64). Aaron Mervin photo
Local Legends Highlight Ritz'
'More Than A Game' Exhibit Closing
By L.Jones Kitchings, the coach who took
This past weekend The Ritz Mathew W. Gilbert to the 1958
Theater and Museum held an "Old championship, provided old school
School/New School Pep Rally," to trivia. Continued on page 9
celebrate the culmination of the
"More than a Game" exhibit.
Showcased over several months,
the exhibit showcased African
American sports in Jacksonville
from 1900 -1975. The interactive
exhibit included memorabilia,
recordings and artifacts.
On hand for the event were the
real history makers of the
Jacksonville African American
community. Former coach and
game official William Hines,
(Stanton 1959), was the Master of
Ceremony. The audience opened
the program with a soulful rendi-
tion of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing,
the Negro National Anthem, writ-
ten by Jacksonville's hometown
prodigal sons, the Rosemond broth-
ers. Educator Dr. Alvin White
(Stanton 1952), reflected on his
years with the school board and the
historical legacy of his upbringing
in Jacksonville. Also on the pro- Stars Shine on PAL 1
gramwas he lgendry Cach Shown is Aliyah Williams, Regg!
Jimmie Johnson (Stanton 1952), the Police Athletic League (PAL) alm
longst eiging rinipa of Nate Campbell, recently visited stu
Willam Rine Hig Schol.start in professional athletics to PA
Earl K itchings (R aines '72), son n e xp r m ts sa ty l so ,(
of lngtme had oachEar S. dance, step, musical, and cheer rou
Students During Lights on Afterschool Events
gie Brown, Kennord Mackey, and Nigel Brown with Nate Campbell.
unnus and former unified WBA, IBF and WBO lightweight champion boxer
students at PAL during the Lights On Afterschool event. Campbell credits his
kL. During the event, the students participated in arts and craft projects, sci-
contests, and rallies. They also performed at several of the facilities with
. 100 Black
h cond Chevy
FBI Joins Voter Probe
TAMPA, Fla. -- The FBI is joining an investigation into bogus letters
sent to many Florida voters that raise questions about their eligibility to
Tampa FBI chief Steven E. bison said Wednesday the FBI will focus on
letters received by voters in 18 counties in central and southwest Florida.
State authorities have received reports of letters in at least 23 counties.
The letters claim to be from county supervisors of elections but were all
postmarked from Seattle. They raise questions about the voter's citizenship
and appear intended to intimidate people.
bison says voters who get a letter should first contact their local election
supervisor to see if it's authentic. If not, voters should keep the letter and
contact the FBI.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has also opened an inves-
Page 2 Ms. Perry's Free Press
November 1-7, 2012
today. Create and update your profile
on websites such as Oppsplace, Face-
book and Linkedin to make new con-
tacts and connect with people you
haven't spoken to in a long time. It's
important to connect with old
fi-iends, family members and current
and former colleagues because you
never know who might be willing
and able to help you find a job.
Connect during the holidays.
You can expect them to come around
at the same time each year and they
can offer the perfect reasons to send
a greeting to the individuals you've
met throughout the year. Whether a
colleague, an executive or someone
you've met from your industry, it is
always a good idea, and a simple one
at that, to send a holiday greeting.
Update about your fife. Send one
or two updates on the positive life
changes that have occurred to you
throughout the year. Whether a new
baby, a new job, a marriage or pic-
tures from your last vacation, people
will typically enjoy sharing in your
good news just be sure not to
Keep people current about your
events. Make it a point to read the
news daily and stay abreast of what's
happening around you and industry
events. Then share major announce-
ments that will impact your industry
or market with others.
Make new connections. Make
connections within the connections
you have already established within
your network. Introduce new con-
tacts to people you already know,
thus helping them get connected and
expand their networks as well as nur-
turing your own.
Drop a note just to say hello.
Likely the most simple of the simple
ways to keep in touch is to send a
note or email just to say hi. Follow-
ing initial introductions or an ex-
change of business cards, send an
email saying how nice it was to meet
the person and how you look forward
to staying in touch.
You have heard it time and time
again. Networking really does pay
off. Your network of professionals
from and within your industry and
how good you are at connecting and
keeping in touch with these individ-
uals can make the difference not only
in your next job but in your next level
of employment and compensation.
Not just what you know, but who
you know can also have a tremen-
dous impact in your career.
Follow these tips to learn how to
build genuine and lasting relation-
ships within your industry. The key
to successful networking is to reach
out often and stay in touch regularly.
Here are some strategies on some of
the best times to network.
Use Social Media. It's easy and
the most effective networking tool
by Gayle Andrews
I began my career as a television
news reporter in the capitol in 1974.
It was a historic time. The huge
changes to Florida government hap-
pened because the scandals threat-
ened to paralyze state government
and the judiciary.
Here's how it went. Three cabinet
members, the comptrollerthe insur-
ance and education commissioners,
all statewide elected officials, were
indicted for serious wrongdoing.
Next to desegregation, this was easily
one of the most chaotic times in our
Remarkably, the Supreme Court
scandal, involving three justices,
erupted at the same time. It was an
11oh no" moment. There was a ra-
tional for the Cabinet meltdown, but
to watch the high court sinking into
the political corruption abyss, hon-
estly, was just too much.
We reporters were pretty obnox-
ious with our TV cameras and micro-
phones pointed in officials' faces.
Our lights blinded the cabinet offi-
cers as we trapped them in elevators.
And finally, we watched them teary
eyed in the courtroom being sen-
tenced begging for forgiveness and
leniency. But the Supreme Court im-
peachment hearings took us to a dif-
ferent place. It made us realize that
political influence and money had
permeated a realm that up until this
pointwas no place for politics.
Two justices were accused of using
opinions written by utility lawyers.
The third was accused of the same
but he claimed he flushed the docu-
ment down the toilet. For that jus-
tice, a psychiatric examination was
ordered. He returned to the House
committee with his Certificate of
Sanity. That episode only added to
the rapid deterioration of the court's
once revered status.I was a very
young reporter at the time, but I real-
ized that this was very serious.
Political influence had seeped into
the state's highest court and corroded
the process and judicial
outcomes.Big changes would emerge
affecting the appointment of judges,
and how they would campaign. It
was ushered in by Governor Reubin
Askew who helped restore faith in
the process of selecting and electing
judges in Florida. It's called merit re-
tention. It is the process we use
today of voting yes or no for justices
Governor Rick Scott and other Re-
publican lawmakers have tried un-
successfully to gain greater control
over the high court largely because
the court has struck down many of
the new laws Scott has signed. But
the latest attempt to undermine merit
retention comes in the form of the
kind of political influence peddling
that nearly destroyed this very impor-
tant part of our democracy. The Re-
publican Party of Florida went even
further with its meddling by asking
people to vote against Fred Lewis,
Barbara Pariente, and the first Black
female justice Peggy Quince. These
justices have been impartial and
forthright when reviewing cases that
are very important to Floridians.
They have done their job well and
should receive a yes vote.
For us to follow the Republican
Party that engaged in voter suppres-
sion and now wants to control judi-
cial decisions, would take us back to
a pay to play system. It has no place
in the Florida Supreme Court and de-
fies the thing we treasure most and
that's equal justice.
Gayle Andrewsis a former member of
the Capitol Press Corps, adjunct Jour-
nalism instructor at Florida A & M Uni-
versity, where she was awarded
Distinguished and Outstanding Graduate
status. She is a corporate & political
consultant in Tallahassee.
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Business Exchange by William Reed
Black America Should
Demand More from Obama
By William Reed
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It
never did and it never will. Find out just what peo-
ple will quietly submit to and you have found out
the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will
be imposed upon them, and these will continue till
they are resisted. The limits of tyrants are prescribed
[ by the endurance of those whom they oppress." -
Most Whites living in America today deny any tie
to slavery. Most of the nation's Blacks do, too. The
issue of reparations for slavery is America's most
divisive topic. But, it's an area to which Blacks
would gladly concede their "just inheritance" for the Obamnas to be First
Family again. Our ancestors' forced free labor totals $100 trillion, but the
majority of African Americans seem willing to forgive the debt to not have
Obama rejected by the Americans. In that mode, Blacks overwhelmingly
"got Barack's back" in the 2012 presidential election. Just to be able to say
that "a Black man is president of the United States [POTUS]" makes them
However, the question remains: How does it benefit Blacks to buy into
a system and a culture that's never worked for us, and continues traditions
that perpetuate the effects of institutional slavery? Is "Barry" Obama Black
enough for our total loyalty? Or, has he totally eliminated any chance for
justice for Blacks? When the subject of reparations came up for candidate
Obama in 2008, he didn't favor Black reparations, saying: "The best repa-
rations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for peo-
ple who are unemployed." Obama will still carry the Black voter on
Tuesday despite high African American unemployment.
Instead of demanding more in terms of law and legislation, Blacks have
developed a peculiar capability of separating their votes instead of hold-
ing the president accountable for any real improvement concerning our
abysmal condition. While "Barry" has scurried away from references to
race, the effects of slavery and Jim Crow reverberate in the glaring dispar-
ities of wealth between Whites and Blacks. Median household wealth
among Blacks is under a quarter of that of Whites and 80 percent of
African-American children begin their adult lives without assets.
It appears that America's Blacks don't see, or experience, the difference
between symbolism and substance. The same government that Blacks are
so set on having Obama lead again has from the outset helped to create "the
racial wealth gap" and has specifically designed and kept Black wealth sig-
nificantly lower than White wealth.
During slavery, the elite slaveholders lived in the "Big House" over-
looking the plantation. Now, Blacks drool over the idea of the Obamas liv-
ing in "The White House," a mansion built by forced slave labor. The con-
cept of "Blacks living in the White House" totally diminishes the debt that
descendants of slaves are owed.
Let's be real: Obama doesn't spend his days in the Oval Office "watch-
ing out" for us. Sadly, no one else at the White House does, either. The eco-
nomic gap between Blacks and Whites has increased under Obama. Black
unemployment, poverty and foreclosures rates are at their highest level in
a decade. With all its racist policies, why aren't Black Americans demand-
ing that this nation support honest and direct dialogue on race and racism
and its manifestations and consequences?
::Obama has assi '!a~ed,,pg% ms ak, but,sho4!p.d4,;4.p No
because he's Black, but because of the sufferings Blacks have endured past
and present. Black-people have every right to make demands-on Obama;
because they gave him a greater percentage of their votes than any other
group; and his presidency is owed to them. Like any president, Obama
should be constantly pressured to put the issue of racial injustice front and
center. To better our future in America, Blacks will have to "demand bet-
ter" from all local and national politicians.
Wlliam Reed is head of the Business Exchange Network and available
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If this election season wasn't
wild and crazy enough, the thought
that is now being talked about more
and more these days is that the next
President could very well win the
Electoral College, but loses the
The end result of that calamity is
simple you win the Electoral
College and you become president.
Some say that our democratic sys-
tem of selecting a president is non-
sensical because popular vote
should trump electoral votes.
Others say that the electoral vote
process is a much more balanced
way of selecting a president
because it gives every state a say.
While the Electoral College
process may sound ridiculous to
some there are certainly legiti-
mateagreements on both sides.
Say President Obama wins the
Electoral College and loses the
popular vote, it certainly would not
be the first or last time that has hap-
pened. Starting with John Quincy
Adams and ending with George W.
Bush, four of the 43 men who have
served as president were elected
despite failing to win a majority of
the popular vote.
Speaking of George W., thank
God that "hanging" and "pregnant"
chads will not be apart of the equa-
tion this election. Most people
remember that Florida essentially
came down to 500 votes and a lot
of controversy about certain ballots
that were invalid based on the fact
that the holes that voters attempted
to punch in to the cards as they
selected a candidate were not prop-
If it happened this election cycle,
and that is a big "if," it would be
the first time that it happened to an
Maybe I should back up. What
exactly is the Electoral College for
those who may not be totally famil-
For over 200 years the Electoral
College has been in place. It was
originally created to ensure that the
President has both sufficient popu-
lar support and evenly distributed
support throughout the country so
that he/she governs effectively.
Our founding fathers established
the Electoral College as a compro-
mise between election of the
President by a vote in Congress,
and election of the President by a
popular vote of qualified citizens.
The Electoral College essentially
consists of 538 electors. A majority
of 270 electoral votes is required to
elect the President. Your state's
entitled allotment of electors'
equals the number of members in
its Congressional delegation: one
for each member in the House of
Representatives plus two for your
Criticism of the Electoral
College is nothing new. Some
want to make the election process
as simple as possible who ever
receives the most votes wins.
Critics argue that the Electoral
College is inherently undemocratic
and gives certain swing states dis-
proportionate clout in selecting the
President and Vice President.
Many argue that the Electoral
College is an important and unique
feature of the federal system, and
protects the rights of smaller states.
In fact, that is precisely how the
Electoral College was born into the
U.S. Constitution to protect the
rights of smaller states and insure
that the U.S. remained a republic.
Those in opposition are very
much concerned with the possibili-
ty of electing a minority president,
depressing voter turnout, and fail-
ing to reflect the people's popular
Another argument against the
Electoral College is that the process
can possibly play a role in depress-
ing voter turnout. Since each state
is entitled to the same number of
electoral votes regardless of its
voter turnout, there is no incentive
in these States to encourage voter
But the flip side to that argument
is that states with smaller popula-
tions can still carry a lot of weight
in a presidential election. For an
example just look at New
Hampshire, it is a small state, but it
has become very critical to this
election because the race is so
Supporters of the Electoral
College also believe that it
enhances minority interests. Even
if a minority group is small in num-
bers, they can still be a deciding
force in the electoral votes of a cer-
tain state. And ethnic minority
groups mostly are concentrated in
states with high electoral votes, so
they are assumed to be vital to the
Further arguments as to why the
Electoral College is important are
that supporters believe that it con-
tributes to the political stability of
the nation, and a federal system of
For example, the House of
Representatives was designed to
represent the people according to
the size of the population. The
Senate was designed to represent
each State equally, regardless of its
population. And, the Electoral
College was designed to represent
each State's choice for the presi-
In some ways our federal system
is very simple and while being very
brilliant and well balanced.
But at the end of the day, win the
Electoral College and you become
President of the United States.
Signing off from a U.S. History
class at UNF,
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The End of Republicans'
By George E. Representatives earned an "F." By
Curry contrast, 159 Democrats in the
This will proba- house earned As and only four
bly be the last pres- received Fs. In the Senate, no
idential election in Democrat earned an F and 47 got
which Republicans As .......
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John McCain's 57-41 percent mar-
gin over Obama among White men
in the 2008 exit poll.
Obama outpolled McCain among
White women by 13 points. He is
leading Romney among that group
by 15 percent, according to the
ABC News'poll. Still, that's
"enough to give Romney 59 percent
of the White vote.
Meanwhile, a Washington Post
poll showed Obama getting 80 per-
cent of the non-White vote.
Romney has made no inroads
among African-American voters,
who are solidly for Obama, and is
expected to receive a lesser share of
the Latino vote than John McCain.
Both Obama and Bill Clinton were
elected with a minority of the
In addition to denouncing
Obamna's handling of the economy,
Romney has gone after Obama on
food stamps. Romney said, "Forty-
seven million now on food stamps.
When he came to office there were
32 million. He's added 15 million
people." Obama countered by say-
ing the Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP), also
known as food stamps, saw its
greatest expansion under George
W. Bush. Given the state of the
economy, Obama said it is only
natural that more people would
need to rely on food stamps.
Like Ronald Reagan did while
campaigning for president,
Romney has injected welfare into
the debate. He ran an ad in August
saying the Obama administration
had adopted "a plan to gut welfare
reform by dropping work require-
ments." The ad also said that under
the plan, "you wouldn't have to
work and wouldn't have to train for
FactCheck.org said Obama's
plan, which gave states more lati-
tude to revise work requirements,
neither gutted welfare nor eliminat-
ed the work requirement. The fact
checker for the Washington Post
gave Romney's ad four Pinocchios,
representing its biggest lie.
Of course, talk about welfare and
food stamps is a subtle and suppos-
edly respectable way to make an
appeal based on race. We'll see on
Tuesday whether it works in this
election. Whether it works or not,
Republicans will have to find a dif-
ferent song in 2016.
Blacks and Latinos and expect to
have a remote chance of winning
the White House. Obama v.
Romney is the political equivalent
of Brown v. Board of Education. A
separate and unequal approach to
national politics is in its final days.
The U.S. is becoming increasing-
ly diverse. The numbers tell the
story. People of color, about one-
third of the population, are expect-
ed to become a majority of the pop-
ulation in 2042 and 54 percent of
the population by 2050, according
to the Census Bureau. Latinos are
expected to make up the largest
share of that growth, tripling from
one in six residents to one in three.
Meanwhile, Blacks and Asians
are expected to grow at a rate of 60
percent by 2050. The Black share
of the U.S. population will increase
from 14 percent to 15 percent and
Asians are projected to grow from
5 percent to 9 percent. By contrast,
the non-Hispanic White segment
will fall from 66 percent of the pop-
ulation to 46 percent.
As the country grows increasing-
ly diverse, the Republican Party
has made a narrow appeal to
hites and is viewed as hostile to
the interests of Blacks and Latinos.
For example, on the most recent
NAACP Legislative Report Card
covering the 112th Congress, every
Republican in the United States
Senate and House of
moderates in the mold of former
Connecticut Sen. Lowell Weicker
and former New York City Mayor
John Lindsay and is now captive of
the ultra-conservative Tea Party
wing of the Party.
That is also true for race-sensi-
tive Black Republicans. Former
Assistant Secretary of Labor Arthur
Fletcher, former Senator Edward
Brooke of Massachusetts, and for-
mer Secretary of Treasury William
Coleman were Black Republicans
who never turned their back on
African Americans or the Civil
Rights Movement. Now, Black
moderates such as Colin Powell are
shunned Today's GOP embraces
the likes of Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas and Rep. Allen
West (R-Fla.), a Black conservative
who filed a friend-of-the-court
brief in opposition to the University
of Texas's modest affirmative
action program now under review
by the Supreme Court.
Given the GOP's sharp turn to
the far right it is so extreme that
former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist
said even Ronald Reagan would
not be welcome in the Republican
Party today it is not surprising
that Mitt Romney's strongest sup-
port is among White men.
According to a recent ABC News
poll, Romney has a 65-32 percent
lead over Obama among hite
men. That gap is twice as large as
The United State provides oppor-
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:: .....Among FAMU Homecoming Honorees
MITT ROMNEY has promised to undo the
progress we've made and take Us backward: I
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Saturday, November 10 6 p.m. 9 p.m.
8 a.m. 11 a.m. Arthur Thompson Scholarship Post-
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Parade/Judging of Floats
(Bragg Stadium and The Set)
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Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 5
Florida A&M University
(FAMU) will honor 125 alumni
during its 125th Anniversary Gala,
November 9, 2012, for their out-
standing achievements, financial
support and service to the National
"We are looking forward to hav-
ing these outstanding Rattlers back
on the campus so that we can show
our appreciation for their accom-
plishments and unwavering support
of the university," said Larry
Robinson, interim president for
FAMU. "We are looking forward
to a grand affair as we celebrate our
Among the lists are former presi-
dents of FAMU, chief executive
officers of corporations, educators,
lawyers, film producers and direc-
tors, college administrators and
professors, physicians and journal-
ists. This group will be honored on
Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the
Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose
Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
At 6 p.m., an invitation only recep-
tion is scheduled.
"It is an impressive list of gradu-
ates who have shown their dedica-
tion to the university in ways that
have helped the university to
thrive," said Sharon Saunders, chair
of the 125th Anniversary Planning
Committee. "Nearly 200 individu-
als were nominated. The commit-
tee had a tough time whittling the
list down to 125."
To be honored as one of the
Outstanding Alumni of the
Quasquesentential, the individual
had to be nominated. An independ-
ent panel, selected and chaired by
the FAMU National Alumni
Association with representation
fr~om all alumni regions and the uni-
versity, evaluated each nominee
based on their professional achieve-
ments, civic involvement, and com-
munity service. The nominees were
farther evaluated based on their
financial contributions to the uni-
versity and membership in the
National Alumni Association.
Among the honorees from
Seabon Dixon III, vice president
of Marketing and Business
Development, Alternatives; Robert
Porter, retired Lieutenant Colonel,
U.S. Army and Adam J.
Richardson, presiding prelate, I lth
Episcopal District of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church.
L-R: Tillis DeVaughn, Tyrone Floyd, Charles Griggs, Sean Orduna, Tim Mosley, Kimberly Colon, JEA
Workforce Program Manager Pat Sams, Landon Griggs, William Curry, Kirk Malcolm, Robert Cummins
and GM Southeast Communications Group Manager Araba Dowell.
100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc.
Host Second Chevy Career Drive
Mentees and mentors from 100
Black Men of Jacksonville (J100)
recently drove a fleet of new
Chevrolet vehicles to area employ-
ers on a day-long "traveling" job
fair as part of this year's Chevy
The J100 is an organization of
black men who volunteer their time
and talents to provide training and
mentorship programs for local
youth. This is the second year in a
row Chevrolet has sponsored and
organized the event for 100 Black
Men and their mentees.
Participants drove a Chevy Volt,
Tahoe and Malibu to Jacksonville-
based companies Marco
Ophthalmic and Web.com where
they heard from leadership on vari-
ous career options at each of the
companies and participated in mock
interviews and behind-the-scenes
tours. The group also enjoyed a
dynamic keynote luncheon presen-
tation at Seasons 52 restaurant
given by JEA Workforce Program
Manager Pat Sams.
"These college students and
recent grads were able to network
and learn from top leadership in the
Jacksonville community," said GM
Southeast Communications Group
Manager Araba Dowell. "General
Motors and Chevrolet are proud of
these young people for taking
important steps to begin and
advance their careers. And we're
pleased to support such a valuable
Participants learned a lot about
the power of first impressions in
networking situations and during
interviews. One resounding refrain
they heard over and over: Make
yourself memorable. You have to
speak up, ask questions, and build
"They really hit on attitude a lot.
That stuck out to me," said J100
mentee Kirk Malcolm. "Put your-
self out there. You have to sell your-
self. I think that's something I will
really take fr-om this experience."
"This Chevy Career Drive event
has considerable worth because it
gives our mentees an opportunity to
receive valuable career counsel,"
said Charles Griggs, Vice President
of Programs for 100 Black Men of
Jacksonville. "It also gives them an
opportunity to network and make
an impression in front of actual hir-
ing decision makers in our commu-
nity. That's priceless."
7 p.m. 9 p.m.
Backyard Party Open Air Concert
Featuring Raheemn Devaughn and
Doug E. Fresh @ Practice Field
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
125 Super Fest featuring Rick Ross
Presented by ClubNet360.com
(Alfred L. Lawson Jr. Multipurpose
Center and Teaching Gymnasium)
Sunday, November 11
Noon 4 p.m.
Rattler Fever Clean-Up
Noon 2 p.m.
President's Pre-Game Pep Rally
Noon 3 p.m.
@ The Alumni Village
(Rattler Football Practice Field)
3 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
FAMU vs. North Carolina Central
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November 1-7. 2012
Shown above is Archbishop Leonard Love of Truth
for Living Ministry confirmingJeanete C. Holmes.
Hope Chapel's Pastor Jeanette Holmes
Experiences Apostolic Confirmation
After 39 years of preaching the
gospel of Jesus Christ, a public con-
firmation ceremony honoring Pastor
Jeannette C. Holmes-Vann was held
on October 29th at Hope Chapel
Ministries. Archbishop Leonard
Love of Truth for Living Ministries,
along with other clergy, confirmed
in agreement by the laying on of
hands and anointing her with oil, an
apostle called by God to preach
without ceasing, the gospel of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jeannette C. Holmes-
Vann, now going into her 40th year
as a Minister of the Gospel, started
with a life changing encounter with
God on the 4th Sunday morning of
March 23, 1973. Pastor Holmes sur-
rendered her life to God and thus
began a ministry born out of com-
passion, love, and a passion for see-
ing all of humanity achieve their
God-given destiny and potential
through a life in Jesus Christ
As Pastor and founder of Hope
Chapel Ministries, Dr. Holmes-
Vann has led many people to faith
and life in Christ through minister-
ing directly to congregations, as
well as her television and radio
broadcasts. For the past four
decades her legacy has rested, not in
buildings and institutions, but in the
lives of people she has helped to
Over the past few years, several
major media outlets have featured
news stores about the crisis in Black
motsagrmarriage. One of the
revealed is that
a whooping 420/
of Black women
have never been
So why are
Black women hav-
ing such a difficult
time finding a mate
and why does this
problem seem to be as
bad or worse among
women in the church?
"For the unmarried
Christian woman, much
of the problem has to do
with what they've been
taught in the church," says
Pastor Ira J. Acree the author of In
Pursuit of Mr. Right. Acree heads
St. John Bible Church on Chicago's
Westside and has counseled hun-
dreds of couples and
singles over the
4 IL VAcree adds that
much of the Bible
has been mis-
it comes to
engage in the
act of pursuing
a man. He
,, ,Mrment dur-
"Too many women are trapped by
tradition," says Acree. They think
that making the first move implies
that you are desperate or less of a
lady and that is simply not true,' he
In the book, Acree goes on to give
vivid examples of women icons
from the bible that went after the
men they wanted and got them.
There are also some old school
traditions however that Acree says
women would be wise to adhere to
if they want to find a lasting love.
"Resist the urge to give up the
'goodies' too quickly because easy
women rarely get chosen by
'kings," Acree quips. In Pursuit of
Mr. Right combines biblical wis-
dom with realworld wit and hon-
esty. "The goal is to help today's
women stop making common yet
massive mistakes that keep them
from finding, marrying and keeping
their "Mr. Right," Acree said.
In Pursuit of Mr. Right is avail-
able online in paperback and for
popular eReader devices. Visit
Amazon.com or www.IraJA-
Seeking the lost for Christ
- Mathew 28:19 20
Pastor Landon Williams
Wednesdav Non Se.grvice
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
Grief Support and Loss Group
Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group meeting
Wednesday, November 7th at Westside Church of Christ located at 23 W
8th St. The group meets from 7-8 p.m. For more information contact the
office at (904) 279-1677.
2nd Missionary Hosts Pastor and
Church Anniversary Celebration
Second Missionary Baptist Church invites the public to come worship
and spread thanks for another year of spiritual service to the Jacksonville
community. The church will be celebrating their 162nd anniversary and
the 26th anniversary of Pastor Dr. Odell Smith Jr. with nightly services
beginning at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th, Thursday, November
8th, and Friday, November 9th. On Sunday, November I1Ilth at 11: 00 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m. the church will commemorate the Pastor's appreciation with
the spiritual theme: Living in God's Purpose, Against a Sinful World.
For more information contact Sister Pearling Knight, Anniversary
Chairperson at 354-8268 or visit www.2ndmissionarybaptchurch.com.
Second Missionary Baptist Church is located at 954 Kings Rd.
Thanksgiving Gratitude Service
The greater Jacksonville community is invited to join OneJax, Thursday,
November 15th, 6 to 7 p.m. for the Thanksgiving Gratitude Service, now
in its 94th year! Come together with friends, family and neighbors to offer
thanks and gratitude for all we cherish and appreciate as a community.
Join this meaningful interfaith experience at the Milne Auditorium and
Chapel at Edward Waters College, 1638 Kings Road. For more informa-
tion email onejax@unf edu or visit www.onejax.org or call the interfaith
hotline at (904) 620-IJAX (1529).
Church news is published free of charge. Information must be
received in the Free Press offices no later than Monday, at 5p.m.
of the week you want it to run. Information received prior to the
event date will be printed on a space available basis until the date.
Fax e-mail to 765-3803 or e-mail to JFreePress@alcom.
Food Pantry Available
Helping Hands Depot has joined the fight to eradicate hunger in the world
by creating a food pantry for those in need. The depot is providing free gro-
ceries to the community every 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. -
12 noon and every Tuesday from I p.m. 2 p.m. Pick up your groceries at
7029- 10 Commonwealth Avenue. Please bring a valid photo id and proof of
residency. For more information call (904) 437-4090 Ext 7, or visit the
depot online at www.helpinghandsdepot.org.
Encore Performances of Color Purple
Stage Aurora is bringing The Color Purple Back for two more perform-
ances at Stage Aurora performance Hall on Friday November 17 at 6:00 pm
and November 18 on Sunday at 3:0p0 p.m. Location: 5188 Norwood
Avenue, Gateway Town Center. (inside the mall). For tickets visit tick-
etleap.com or Brothers 2000 in Gateway. For more inf. please call 904 765
7372 or 904 765 7373.
First New Zion Missionary Baptist
Presents Family & Friends Day
On Sunday, November 4th at 10:30 a.m., Dr. James B. Sampson, Pastor
invites the community to come fellowship with friends and family and
those who have been connected to the First New Zion Missionary Baptist
Church throughout the years. Also on the agenda is the church's 91st
anniversary and celebration of the Pastor's 27th Appreciation Day filled
with powerful worship service every Sunday in November (November
llth, 18th, and 25th). Rounding out the festivities is the church Fall
Festival, Saturday November 17th, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. The festival will be a
day of community outreach and involvement which will consist of. health
awareness, food, nutrition, fan and fellowship with many other opportuni-
ties to help our community. Vendors are welcome to participate. For more
information call Catherine Andrea at (904) 742-2310. First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4835 Soutel Dr.
AMB. Coleman Presents Monfford Marines
In honor of Veterans Day remembrance, the A.B. Coleman Mortuary,
Incorporated family will present the renowned "Montford Point Marines."
Come and enjoy a time of reflection and memoriam of our loved ones who
have given the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. The event will
take place Sunday November 11lth, at 3:00 p.m. at the Saint Thomas Family
Life Center, 2119 Rowe Avenue (Corner of Rowe Ave and Moncrief Rd).
For additional information call 768-0507. Refreshments will be served.
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Jaon ander lra Jasnast theira Over 21,000 cast their vote during the Civil rights activist Cong. John Lewis was
vaote early.ldJcso at h opening early voting weekend. onhand to motivate north Florida voters
Rev. George Lee, one of the first black peo- Mississippi, Vernon Ferdinand Dahmer, a of the laws and decisions that politics pro-
ple registered to vote in his county, used his wealthy businessman, offered to pay poll duce.
pulpit and his printing press to urge others to taxes for those who couldn't afford the free From the judge that has the power to sen-
vote. On May 7, 1955 in Belzoni, Mississippi, required to vote. The night after a radio sta- tence you to 45 years in prison to the judge
White officials offered Lee protection on the tion broadcasted Dahmer's offer, his home that can take away your children through
condition he end his voter registration efforts, was firebombed. Dahmer died later from family court, one or more of these elected
but Lee refused and was murdered. severe burns. officials will impact your life in some way or
On September 25, 1961, Herbert Lee, who Jimmie Lee Jackson was beaten and shot another. Whether seeing it play out in the
worked with civil rights leader Bob Moses to by state troopers on February 26, 1965 in news like the highly-argued Affordable Care
help register black voters, was killed by a Marion, Albama, as he tried to protect his Act or the newly introduced Voter ID laws,
state legislator in Liberty, Mississippi, who grandfather and mother from a trooper attack these elected officials have an influence that
claimed self defense and was never arrested. on civil rights marchers. His death led to the Blacks should not ignore and take lightly.
Louis Allen a black man who witnessed the Selma-Montgomery march and the eventual Whether you believe your vote will matter or
murder, was later also killed. passage of the Voting Rights Act. not (and it most assuredly will), you will have
Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a white Episcopal to adhere to the laws enacted by those that
Seminary student in Boston, had come to MUCH IS REQUIRED have been elected, and no complaining or
Albama on August 20, 1965, to help with Everything that impacts our daily lives is, in reactionary responses will change that.
black voter registration in Lowndes County. some way, influenced by a legislator or elect- Every other group in this country has taken
He was arrested at a demonstration, jailed in ed official. These legislators and elected offi- the Civil Rights playbook driven by Black
Hayneville and then suddenly released. cials draft policy and introduce legislation that Americans and have used it to advance their
Moments after his release, he was shot to has and could someday become law. causes and improve their situations.
death by a deputy sheriff. Engaged citizens must seek to understand Will Black Americans continue to take their
On January 10, 1966 in Hattiesburg, politics if they ever will understand the results precious voting right for granted and pur-
Black person has to "play it forward"?
Will there be a change of paradigm and
an awakening in the land; one that res-
urrects that spirit of unified strength that
- ~,.will lead to a modern day freedom from
the mental and social chains that seeks
Sto keep the Black community in
bondage? Time will tell. November to be
exct. Register to vote by Octoberutoe
49th. Early voting began last weekend
and ends this weekend. Election Day is
No excuses. Either you exercise your .-~~ri
right to vote and help influence policy, or EL CTO [20 AI ~ ~ j 'I PA S I
those that are elected will difintely make
___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ____ ___ ___ ___ sure that the policies they support influ-
Selma-to-Montgomery March for Voting Rights in 1965 ence you.
By Jefrey oneyacross all Sothern states. To frighten Black
By Jeffrey Boney voters, the Klan would gather together, wear- XI mnmn
"I'm just one vote,-''" "My vote won't matter, "Them White folks ing their costumes, and place a large wooden Scin1
gone do what they wanna do any way.-" cross in front of a black man's home and set ThrihofctenofheUtdSteso
These are some of the manyexcuses given by African-it on fire. After that "warning" was issued, anyvoeianprmrorthrlcinfr
Ths r o e ftemn ecssgvn yArcn Black man who voted in the next election was
Americans when it comes to exercising their right to vote; a right lynched from a tree, so that everyone in the PrsdnorVePeietfrlcosfr
fought for by many people, Black and White, in this country and city could view him and hopefully think twice
argttaha cotmn pepetervrlie.Otiigteabout trying to vote. Black people were leftRersnaienCogsshlnoe
a riht tat hs cst mny popl ther vey lies.Obtaningtheunprotected. They were hated because dne rarde yteUie ttso
right to vote was a major part of the Civil Rights history Of manyWhites believed they helped destroy the aySaeb esno alr opyaypl
African-Americans in this country. Confederacy. The Klan became muchtaorthrax
Many lackAmercanshaveturnd a lindeye o th strgglestronger and more active as a result. Due to Scin2
ManyBlak Amricns ave urnd ablin ey tothe trugleconstant harassment and brutal killings by the
that it took to obtain the right to vote; now flippantly taking it for Klan, Blacks began to dismiss voting. Blacks *TeCnrs hl aepwrt noc
granted. began to lose political representation and the ti ril yaporaelgsain
raiethtioretonext generation of White Americans began to Atrte1t mnmn aldt ec t
getliiddofhahem, theyrhad slowly forget about Black people and theirdetn io he 2 h am d e tpck d u
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to stop Black men from Because of the success of voter intimida- President Lyndon B. Johnson worked with Mri uhrKn r oso rvne lcsfo oig
voting. Forrest and sever- tion, state governments in the South passed the blockades set up at voting polls.
al of his colleagues new sets of laws called "Jim Crow." "Jim
fored heKu lu KlnCrow" laws were designed to separate White THE FIX WAS IN Suhr ttscm pwt lwo e atdapro opsh ol s h
wroe they orendedte people from Blacks by saying that there had Why was it so important for people to deny facieBak.Tetaiinltcnqe fwudrqieaBakpro oase vr
the ghsts o deadto be separate schools for Black and White blacks the right to vote? voec n oe ru ntevt onigsnl usincrety na nelsi ie
thederasts soldiers children; Blacks could not eat in the same From 1880-1965, there was an all-out assaultwecmdnwfidstthgaashse rminoerops.
Coferatoe s oldiers restaurant as white people; Blacks had to sit on preventing African-Americans from voting nwmtoswr nrdcd otensae bnoe h ieayts
in the back of the bus, whereas Whites could by having their right to vote deemed invalid.
cove thir aceso heysit up front; Blacks could not ride in the same Those that sought to disenfranchise Blacksonywefrcdtdosbyeealegs-
coud nt b reognzedcarriage as White on the trains; and Blacks knew the importance of voting. They also
han N"n ht adte as Whites. representation, political outcomes and critical rcsb h ncmn fteFfenhls ht5 ecn fvtn-g eiet
did not~ thran t e i g t kilp l ta as a m a s o r sr cin Black people h d v t d i h 4 p e i e ta l ci n
to oteI tretenng o significantly impacted the well-being and major issues.
any JBh lak mn quikl votedw livelihood of Blacks for decades. Knowing that the Fifteenth Amendment pro- fr m vtn.Apl ta w sa arte ax eid Atrth p s ag of he V ig Rg ts c,
J1-f=TUr3AUErJDE1JO,1117PTy1.hibited blatant disenfranchisement on theonalmmesoapouainofeasape blcrgsttonnthSuhsgiiaty
basis of race or prior enclavement, manyreusietvongwhcofniclddancae.
No~ganfte mother group ofrandfathertdromth
died in the Civil War, as Black people have. Ifta.fcoretiwa rbeicfrrelpinovrnthrgaessteyok
you add up the number of Americans whoL1 RAIi BakpolbcuenBlcpe-uothsaeoflckA rcaodyTe
died in the American Revolution, the War of soLaIh igtt oepro otefeeoIhtBacRmrcn hv cest
182 all of th aboltio wit slaery Indans thheor Aotdywsdfntl o re omc lo
Mexican-American War, the Spanish- 4WBakpro ol uliy a ense.S an ie aebe ot
~. American War, World War 1, World War 11 and O h ii ihsMmralctdi
the Korean War, the number will not be asLIEAYT TSMngmrlamaaeiscbdth
large as the number of dead in the Civil War Tefrtfra oe ieaytssnmso niiul h otterlvsi h
alone. The total number of casualties from wr nrdcdi 80 ieaysrgl o reo uigtemdr ii
the Civil War was aaround one million.tetweeuetokeblcpepeRghMvmntfm194o168Tos
After votin wand many Whiniser cameecin victim beaetatysekle
North to live in the South to help Black peopleattedsetoofteofcasibeueofhirousnvtngihsadcvl
thrive in the new Reconstruction govern-chreovoereitainWhtsrhsfrBlkpolentisoury
ments. Many of them ran for office and won, ddnthv otk h ieayts nAgs 3 95i rohvn
along with many Black candidates. Several i hycudme h lent issipLmrSihwsso edo
Black men and Northen White men were rqieet htsseaial h orhuelw yawiemni ra
elected to Congress and the South even ecue lcs hs nldddyih hl oeso epewthd h
elected some Black senators.deosrtnpoiiacoptneklewaneridcedbaueooe
Many of the former Confederates hated the Michael Eric Dyson, and Cong. John Lewis have both made trips to Jacksonville to Whites at voting booths had the corotoipesnwchBakepltrdto olddmthyswawiemnsooa
Reconstruction governments in the South. encourage the voting process. Last weekend, civil rights activists Rev. Jesse Jackson issue literacy tests to black folks. The testswrideeto aln ne h lc a.Sihhdognzdbak ovt
People like Bedford Forrest, and other men joined Tony Hill and Cong. Corrine Brown as they ignited voters at the Gateway sometimes as ridiculous as "recite the etr rnfte lue fteofca narcn lcin
who hated the Reconstruction governments, Malilnear the Supervisor of Elections headquarters. Constitution".
~Jacksonville Urban League
~Celebrates 65 Years of
~Service to the Community
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Richard Danford, President Jacksonville Urban League (JUL); Anika Khan,
Director, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo (Speaker at the Equal Opportunity
Luncheon) and Damien Haitsuka, JUL Chairman Board of Directors.
by L. Finley
"The celebration of the
Jacksonville Urban League's 65th
anniversary continues," said JUL
President and CEO, Dr. Richard
Danford, after the conclusion of the
League's 39th Annual Equal
The League has a lot to celebrate.
With over 25,000 constituents tap-
ping into its many services, the JUL
continues to touch tens of thou-
sands of lives every day.
As tough economic times contin-
ue to challenge our City, State and
Nation, the Urban League contin-
ues to deliver services that educate,
provide training and offer counsel
that empowers individuals and
strengthen our increasingly diverse
From housing counseling and
offering relevant training and
insights to businesses and provid-
ing a safe, productive environment
to our children, the League contin-
ues to lead. The JUL also gives its
constituents access to talented peo-
ple from across the USA.
At the recent Equal Opportunity
Luncheon, Keynote speaker Anika
Khan, Director and Senior
Economist with Wells Fargo, told
the 400-plus audience that
Jacksonville's two "high growth
industries" healthcare and profes-
sional services will continue to
deliver good job and revenue
growth to the First Coast, as the
region and the nation recover from
the Great Recession.
Ms. Kahn's remarks "were quite
timely", said the JUL's Dr.
Danford. He added, "And the fact
that she is an African American,
bringing us such important insights,
is indicative of the education gains
people of color have made since
Brown versus the Topeka Board of
At the October 24th event, The
Jacksonville Urban League present-
ed an Equal Opportunity Award to
the National Naval Officers
Association and honored two other
equal opportunity champions.
Charles Simmons received the
Clanzel T. Brown Award, and
Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin of
Potter's House Christian
Fellowship received the Whitney
M. Young Leadership Award.
John Corker (Stanton '61) and
Mathis Daniels (Stanton '58)
Wanda Baldwin-Davis ()A '68) and Veronica
Turner (Douglas Anderson '64)
Lavale Pauline (Douglas Anderson '67) Ava Patterson (Stanton '71), Gaff Ship James Daniels (Matthew W. Gilbert '65)
.and Earl Kitchings (Raines '71) (Stanton '64) and Greg Cato (Raines '71) and Sam Davis (Douglas Anderson '66)
Local Legends Celebrate More Than a Game One Last Time
Continued from front
The crowd laughed when the
question was asked, who was the
1964 NAACP youth council presi-
dent? The crowd hollered "Rodney
Hurst." Rodney who was the DJ for
the day, shook his head and said
"no, I was the president in 1960!"
"From the perspective of a histo-
rian, this exhibit makes history so
much more relevant. Getting this
unwritten story fir~st-hand from the between you and the admiration for
people who lived it really brought you in the community was a high-
life to the project," said Ritz light and the most importantproject
Theater and Museum Event coordi- during my tenure at the Ritz Theatre
nator Adonnica Toler. and Museum. I truly admire and
There was a statement read from continue to be proud and in awe of
former Ritz Executive Director you as strong Black men, leaders,
Carol Alexander: Being a part of role models, eternal coaches, teach-
the team with you, gathering the ers, fathers, husbands and most of
archives, hearing the stories, wit- all gentlemen. It was a privilege
nessing the love and brotherhood and a pleasure to share time with
you individually and collectively.
Your teachings are endless as timne.
The event was catered by Carl of
Carl's Main Street Restaurant and
Catering who provided old fash-
ioned hot dogs, hamburgers and
cream soda. The array of people
that attended the event continued to
reminisce and about the good old
high school days, now long gone,
but never forgotten.
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What to do ftom social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene
57th Annual Greater
Bring your family to the Greater
Jacksonville Agricultural Fair,
Wednesday, October 31st through
Sunday, November 11th at the
Jacksonville Fair Grounds, 510
Fairgrounds Place. For more info
visit www.jacksonvillefair.com or call
Vikings Fashion &
The Northwest Classic Fashion
Talent Show sponsored by Raines
Senior Class of 2013, will be held
Thursday, November 1st at 6:00
p.m. in Raines Auditorium, 3663
Raines Avenue. Come enjoy a fun-
filled and exciting talent and fash-
ion show. See who's got talent! For
more information call (904) 924-
3049 ext. 106 or email
The 47th Annual NAACP
Freedom Fund Dinner welcomes
NAACP National President
Benjamin Jealous as its keynote
speaker. The dinner and awards will
be held Thursday, November 1st at
7 p.m. at the Prime Osborn III
Convention Center, 1000 Water St..
The theme is "NAACP: Your
Power, Your Decision Vote." For
more information email anthony-
email@example.com or jax-
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904)
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, November 1st 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.
Raines vs. Ribault
It's time for the Raines vs. Ribault
Northwest Classic! Enjoy a week-
end of food, fuin and tailgating start-
ing Friday, November 2nd, 6 10
p.m., for the Oldtimers Fish Fry,
Friday night from 6 -10 p.m. at
Lonnie Miller Park. Also on Friday
is the 2nd annual Alumni Pep Rally
at Cassat's Batt Bowl, 1838 Cassat
Avenue from 9 p.m.- 2 a.m.. On
Saturday, November 3rd, tailgating
starts at 8 a.m.at Raines practice
field.. The game begins at 2p.m. On
Sunday, November 4th enjoy an
Epic Brnmch at the Omni Hotel, 245
Water Street. For more information
Free Ask a Lawyer
Northeast Florida legal affiliates
will join the Johnson Family
YMCA for an "Ask-A-Lawyer"
event on Saturday, November 3rd,
9 a.m. 12 p.m., at the Johnson
Family YMCA, 5700 Cleveland
Road. Attorneys will conduct indi-
vidual 10-to-15-minute consulta-
tions and provide guidance regard-
ing family law matters, employ-
ment, landlord/tenant, wills and
estates, criminal law, bankruptcy,
and foreclosures to name a few. For
more information contact JLA coor-
dinator at (904) 353-1320 or email
Omega Golf Tourney
Omegas for Change, Inc. In Action
will present the llth Annual JI-
Argrett Scholarship Golf
Tournament, Saturday, November
3rd starting at 9 a.m. at Bent Creek
Golf Course, 10440 Tournament
Lane. For additional information
call Howard Stephens at (904) 566-
9853 or visit the website
Auditions at Aurora
Stage Aurora is holding auditions
for the play "A Very Merry
Jacksonville Christmas" and is
seeking singers, dancers, musi-
cians, and specialty acts of all ages!
Auditions will be held November
3rd & 4th from 3 6:00 p.m. at
the Stage Aurora Performance Hall
located at 5188 Norwood Avenue
inside the Gateway Town Center. A
Very Merry Jacksonville Christmas
will feature the music of Motown,
Country, Classical, R & B, and
Gospel songs of the Season! For
more information call the Stage
Aurora Box Office at 765-7372.
Haven Hospice is hosting a care-
giver support group every first
Monday of the month. The next
event will be November 5th from 4
to 5 p.m. at the Custead Care Center
in Orange Park at 745 Blanding
Blvd. For more information contact
the local office at (904) 279-1677.
On November 8th, the
Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP
will hold an election of officers and
at-large members of the Executive
Committee at the Branch Office
located at 1725 Oakhurst Avenue.
Polls will be open from 3:00 PM to
7:00 p.m. A form of identification
is required. For more nominating
details email email@example.com
or call the branch office at (904)
14th Annual Georgia
The annual Georgia Literary
Festival will be held November
9th and 10th in Jekyll Island,
Georgia.. Featured will be U.S. Poet
Laureate, Natasha Tretheway, as
well as the state Poet Laurette, to
the festival. Now in its 14th year,
the festival focuses on authors with
Southern links and showcases the
wide range of abilities for regional
readers and writers. For more infor-
mation, visit www.georgiacenter-
forthebook.org or contact Anna
Hall at (912) 635-4046.
Female Veterans Event
The Northeast Florida Women
Veteran Resource Center will pres-
ent the inaugural Northeast Florida
Women Veteran Roundtable on
Saturday, November 10th, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. The event will address
opportunities and challenges faced
by women veterans. The location is
Florida State College at
Jacksonville (FSCJ) downtown
campus, Bldg A. For more infor-
mation contact Dee Quaranta at
(904) 534-4738 or email
Book Club Meeting
Pride Bookclub is celebrating their
November Book Club anniversary,
Saturday, November 10th at 6:00
p.m. Celebrate at Cleota's Southern
American Cuisine restaurant, 2111
University Blvd. N. Enjoy dinner
and discussion with E.C. Merritt
author of The Color of Sandy. For
more information contact Felice
Franklin at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call (904) 389-8417.
28th Annual Empty
Take the pledge to end hunger one
bowl at a time at the 28th Annual
Empty Bowls luncheon on Tuesday,
November 13th at 12 noon at the
Prime Osborn Convention Center,
1000 Water St. Your donation will
help Second Harvest North Florida
feed the 342,000 food insecure in
our community. For more informa-
tion visit www.wenourishhope.org
or call (904) 730-8284 or email
San Marco Arts Fesival
First Rate Juried Arts Festival will
return to San Marco with leading
local and national artists. Saturday
November 17th and Sunday,
November 18th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Enjoy an eclectic mix of original art
on the square at 1971 San Marco
Boulevard. For more information
visit www.artfestival.com or email
email@example.com or call (561)
Color Purple Encore
Critics and Audiences raved and
we're bringing it back for You!
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
will present the Tony Award win-
ning hit Broadway smash hit musi-
cal The Color Purple Saturday,
November 17th and Sunday,
November 18th at the Stage Aurora
Performance Hall located at 5188
Norwood Avenue inside Gateway
Town Center. For ticket information
call the Stage Aurora Box office at
(904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373.
Drumline presents its energetic
cast and a versatile group of musi-
cians honoring dance and soul.
Hear an eclectic mix of sound as the
theater brings the American
Marching Band experience to a
wider audience, Saturday,
November 17th at 8 p.m. in the
Times Union Moran Theater, 502
W. State St. For more information
visit. www.artistseriesJixorg or call
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Showdowns in SIAC; CIAA set
Regular season drama is over in the CIAA but
it reaches its height this week in the SIAC.
Division titles in both the SIAC West and East
Divisions and spots in the conference's Nov. 10
Championship Game come down to dramatic show-
downs this Saturday afternoon on neutral fields.
At Birmingham's historic Legion Field at 1
p.m. Saturday, defending conference champion
Miles takes on Alabama rival Tuskegee for the West
An hour later at Columbus, Ga.'s 23rd Fountain
City -Classic, the East Division title will be decided
when Albany State meets classic season-ending
rival Fort Valley State.
The winners will meet Sat., Nov. 10 at Atlanta's
Lakewood Stadium (8 p.m.) in the second SIAC title
game. Miles defeated Albany State 20-17 last year
in the league's first championship game.
Miles (8-1, 6-0 SIAC, 3-0 W) and Tuskegee
(7-1, 6-0, 3-0) come into Saturday's West Division
showdown as near mirror images of each other in
terms of their records, seasons and statistics. Both
are on win streaks after dropping one-point decisions
in their first games of the season. Miles has run off
eight straight since a 31-30 loss to North Alabama
while Tuskegee has won seven straight since losing
to Alabama A&M 7-6.
Miles leads the SIAC in scoring offense (39.2
ppg.) and total offense (435.3 ypg.) while Tuskegee
is first in scorngdefense (9.1 ppg.)and total defense
,25. ,.g ,e is second to Tusegeein.,c, ring
defense (15.1 ppg.) and total defense (279.1 ypg.)
while Tuskegee is behind Miles in total offense (378.1
ypg.) and is third in scoring offense (27.9 ppg.).
Tuskegee tops the league in rushing offense (226.0
ypg.) with Miles second (224.9 ypg.). Tuskegee (92.0
ypg.) is just ahead of Miles in rushing defense (98.9
The Golden Bears, under second-year head
coach Reginald Ruffin, have been particularly
dominant in conference play, winning six games by
an average score of 42 to 9. The closest anyone has
come to the Golden Bears is Lane who dropped a
38-20 decision to Miles two weeks ago.
Wilie Slater's Golden Tigers have not been as
prolific offensively but have shut out their last three
1. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (9-0) Thrashed Shaw 62-31 to
clinch ClAA South title, championship game berth. NEXT: At
Fayetteville State to close out regular season.
2. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (6-2) Pulled away from NC Central
42-17 to take MEAC lead. NEXT At Morgan State.
3. TENNESSEE STATE (8-1) Squeaked by Tenn Tech, 22-21.
NEXT: At Murray State.
4. MILES (8-1) Stuffed Stillman, 49-13. NEXT Tuskegee in
Birmingham for SlAG West title, championship game berth.
5. TUSKEGEE (7-1) Shutout Clark Atlanta, 14-0 NEXT Plays
Stillman in B'ham for SlAG West title, spot in championship
6. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (6-2) Shutout Miss. Valley State,
10-0. NEXT At Texas Southern's homecoming.
7. ALABAMA STATE (5-3) Beat rival Alabama A&M, 31-13.
NEXT At Prairie View A&M.
8. DELAWARE STATE (5-3) Got by Morgan State, 28-23.
NEXT At NC Central playing for second in MEAC.
9. N. C. CENTRAL (5-3)- Upended at Bethune-Cookman, 42-17.
NEX: Plays its homecoming vs. Delaware State.
10. ALABAMAA&M (6-2) Fell toAlabama State, 31-13. NEXT
OUT Howard (5-3);
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1 2 0 1 2 B L A C K C 0 L L E G E IF 0 0 T B A L L (Results, Standings and Weekly Honors) I
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Alabama A&M vs. Southern in Huntsville, AL l p
Miles vs. Tuskegee in Birmingham, AL l p
Miss Valley State vs. Alcorn State in Itta Bena, MS l p
Murray State vs. Tennessee State in Murray, KY l p
Prairie View A&M vs. Alabama State in Prairie View, TX l p
Fairmont State vs. West Virginia State in Fairmont, VVlp
Howard vs. Hampton in Washington, DC l p
Morgan State vs. Bethune-Cookman in Baltimore, MD l p
Shippensburg vs. Cheyney in Shippensburg, PA 1lp
Virginia Union vs. Virginia State in Richmond, VA l p
McKendree vs. Central State in Lebanon, IL 1:30p
Bowie State vs. Elizabeth City State in Bowie, MD 1:30p
FayvState vs. W-Salem State in Fayetteville, NC 1:30p
NC A&T vs. Florida A&M in Greensboro, NC 1:30p
Saint Augustine's vs. Shaw in Raleigh, NC 1:30p
Chowan vs. Lincoln (PA) in Murfreesboro, NC 12n
Edward Waters vs. Ava Maria in Jacksonville, FL 12n
Johnson C. Smith vs. Livingstone in Charlotte, NC lp
Va. Univ of L'burg vs. Ad.-Broaddus in Petersburg, VA 12n
23rd Annual Fountain City Classic
Fort Valley State vs. Albany State in Columbus, GA 2p
Concordia-Selma vs. New Orleans in Selma, AL 2p
Texas Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Houston, TX 2p
NC Central vs. Delaware State in Durham, NC 2p
Norfolk State vs. Savannah State in Norfolk, VA 2p
Langston vs. S.W. Assemblies of God in Langston, OK 2p
McMurry vs. Texas College in Abilene, TX 2p
NE Oklahoma St. vs. Lincoln (MO) in Tahlequah, OK 2p
Morehouse vs. Kentucky State in Atlanta, GA 2p
Lane vs. Benedict in Jackson, TN 2p
Grambling State vs. Jackson State in Grambling, LA 3p
Stillman vs. Clark Atlanta in Tuscaloosa, AL 5p
their title quest Saturday (I p.m.) at Morgan State
(3-5, 2-3). B-CU has won four straight games while
Morgan State has dropped three straight, al by single-
NCCU (5-3, 4-1) will host Delaware State
(5-3, 4-1) for homecoming in Durham, N. C. in a
battle between teams no one picked to be near the
top of the conference. DelState has won four straight
games while NCCU had its four-game streak halted
by B-CU Saturday. Second-year coaches Henry
Frazier HI (NCCU) and Kermit Blount (DSU) are
prime candidates for league coach of the year honors.
DelState senior quarterback Nick Elko (179-282-3,
63.5%, 9TDS, 243.2 ypg.) leads the league in passing
yards while receivers Travis Tarpley (60) and Justin
Wilson (40) come in with 100 receptions between
them. Tarpley is tops in receptions per game (7.5 pg.)
and receiving yardage (91.0 ypg.). NCCU counters
with the league's top scoring offense (3 1.0 ppg.).
In other MEAC contests, North Carolina A&T
(4-4, 2-3) hosts Florida A&M (3-5, 3-2), Hamp-
ton (2-5, 2-3) is at Howard (5-3, 4-2) and Norfolk
State (2-7, 0-6) has Savannah State (1-7, 0-5) for
Arkansas-Pine Bluff has a two-game lead in the
SWAG West Division while Alabama State's win
over Alabama A&M Saturday puts Jackson State
in the driver's seat in the East as teams head into their
final three regular season games.
UAPB (6-2, 5-1) plays homecoming at Texas
Southern (2-6,2-4) Saturday (2 p.m.), Jackson State
(4-4, 4-2) is at homecoming (3 p.m.) at Grambling
(1-7, 0-6), Alabama A&M (6-2, 5-2) hosts (I p.m.)
Southern (3-5, 2-4), Prairie View (3-5, 3-3) hosts (I
p.m.) Alabama State (5-3, 4-2) and Aicorn State (3-5,
3-3) is at (I p.m.) Miss. Valley State (2-6, 2-4).
November 1-7, 2012
FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30 NOVEMBER 6, 2012
Tuskegee Sports Photo
WILLIE SLATER: His
Tuskegee Golden Tigers
look to knock off defending
STIRRING champion Miles for W. Div.
championship and spot in
FINALES SIAC title game.
SIAC DIVISION TITLES GO DOWN TO FINAL
GAMES; FOOTBALL ON HORIZON AT PAINE
1 201 2 BLACK COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (Results, Standings and Weekly Honors) I
MEAC Mr) EASTERN
M EA C ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
W L W L
Bethune-Cookman 5 0 6 2
North Carolina Central 4 1 5 3
Delaware State 4 1 5 3
Howard 4 2 5 3
Forida A&M 3 2 3 5
SC State 3 3 4 5
Morgan State 2 3 3 5
*NC A&T State 2 3 4 4
Hampton 2 3 2 5
Savannah State 0 5 1 7
Norfolk State 0 6 2 7
*"Ineligible for conference title
MEAD PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Richard Cue, Jr., CIE, SCSU -26of 41, school-record 419
yards, 4 TDs in win over Howard.
Alex Glover, So., DL, SOSUJ 8 tackles, 7 solos, 4 for
losses, 3 sacks in win over Howard
Damon Chsholm, Fr., DL, HOWARD Career-high 12
tackles, 11 solos, 6 for losses in loss to SC State.
Nal Muradymov, S., T, DSU Graded at 95%, 1 pancake
in win over Morgan State.
'Vonte Graham, Jr., KR, NC A&T Returned missed FG
100 yards for TD vs. NSU. Tyrone Hendrix, Sr., WR, MSU
- 1 00-yard KD return for TO vs. DelSlate.
EAST DIVISION W L W L
Alabama Sate 5 2 5 3
AlabamaA&M 5 2 6 2
Jackson State 4 2 4 4
Alcorn State 3 3 3 5
Miss. Valley St. 2 4 2 6
Ark. Pine Bluff 5 1 6 2
Prairie View A&M 3 3 3 5
Southern 2 4 3 5
Texas Southern 2 4 2 6
Grambling State 0 6 1 7
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
De'Auntre Smiley, So., QB, PV A&M 16 of 20
passing for 251 yards, 4 Ts in win over Alcorn
State. Also rushed for 30 yards on live carries.
Bill Ross, Sr., LB, UJAPB 9 tackles, 1 interception
returned 60 yards for TD, 1 forced tumble, 1 tackle
for loss 2 break-ups in win over Southern.
Clayton Moore, Jr., QB, JSU Passed for 131
yards, I TD, ran for 60 yards, game-winning TD
in win over Miss. Valley State
Chris Barrlck, So, PK, PV A&M 7 of 7 on PATs
and 23-yard field goal in win over Alcorn State.
W LW L
3 0 5 1
3 0 5 1
1 2 1 4
1 3 1 5
1 4 2 5
3 0 60
3 0 60
2 23 3
1 3 3 5
0 40 6
C l A cE......INTERCOLLEGIATE
C IA A ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
NORTH DIVISION W L W L
Eliz. City State 5 1 6 3
Chowan 4 2 5 4
Virginia State 3 3 4 5
Bowie State 2 4 5 4
Virginia Union 2 4 4 5
Lincoln 1 5 1 8
W-Salem State 6 0 9 0
J. C. Smith 4 2 5 4
St. Augustine's 3 3 5 4
Shaw 3 3 4 5
Livingstone 2 4 2 7
Fayetteville State 1 5 2 7
ClAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
CL Devan Giray, Jr., WSSD
WR Matthew Jeffries, Sr. JCSU 8 receptions 170
yards, 3 TDs in win over St. Augustine's
QB Kameon Smith, S. WSSU-23 of36 for careerhigh
363 yards, 6 TDs, ran for 1 TO in win over Shaw.
CB Colin Baley, Jr., RB, FSO -36 carries school-record
288 yards, 3 TDs in win over Livingstone.
DL.Dorlan Edwards, Sr. Livingstone- 17tackles, 1lforced
fumble, 2 recoveries, I returned 23 yards for TO.
LB MichaelWllliams, Sr., ECSO- Game-high 13tackles, 8
solos, I sack (-6 yards), 2 forced tumbles, 2 hurries.
DB Ngel Rios, Jr., CB, ECSU- 1 interception returned 94
yards for TD, 7 solo tackles in win over VUU.
ROOKIE Curtis Pumphrey, Fr., CB, BISU 9 tackles, 5
solos 1 Mn., 3 ret. for 97 yards, 68-yard return for TD.
SPECIALY Bret Symonds, Jr., PK, ECSU 2 27-yard
field goals, 3.3 on PATS in win over VUU.
Tennessee State 8 1
Concordia-Selma 5 3
Langston 4 4
Edward Waters 4 5
Central State 3 5
W. Va. State 2 7
Texas College 2 7
Va. Univ. of Lynchburg 1 6
Cheyney 1 8
Lincoln (Mo.) 1 8
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
A. C. Leonard, TE, TENN. STATE Career-
high 8 catches for 102 yards including game-
winning TO catch from six yards out with no
time left vs. Tennessee Tech
Nick Thrasher, LB/DB, TENN. STATE Led
Tigers with 9 tackles, six solos in win over
Jamin Godfrey, PK, TENN. STATE Was
perfect 5-for-5 in field goals (37, 32, 27, 41,22)
and game-winning PAT vs Tenn, Tech.
Fort Valley State
SlAG PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
McKinsley Marbury, Jr., QB, LANE 24-for-3,
217 yards, rushed for 90 yards on 22 carries in win
over Kentucky State.
Bernard Crawford, Sr., DB, KSU 17 tackles, 2
for losses in loss to Lane.
Eric Knowlton, RB, LANE 120 yards on 17
carries in win over KSU.
LINEMAN Lester Jackson, Sr., MILES 96%
grade in win over Stillman
Oulntory Braswell, ALBANY STATE 109 yards in
punt returns, 70-yard TD in win over Benedict.
Delaware State 28, Morgan State 23
Miles 49, Stillman 13
Bowie State 45, Lincoln (PA) 9
Chowan 33, Virginia State 21
Elizabeth City State 27, Virginia Union 21
Fayetteville State 47, Livingstone 29
J. C. Smith 27, Saint Augustine's 21
Winston-Salem State 62, Shaw 31
Bethune-Cookman 42, NC Central 17
Hampton 21, Savannah State 13
NC A&T 30, Norfolk State 9
SC State 41, Howard 23
Albany State 24, Benedict 13
Fort Valley State 26, Morehouse 19
Lane 28, Kentucky State 14
Tuskegee 14, Clark Atlanta 0
Alabama State 31, Alabama A&M 13
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10, Miss Valley St. 0
Prairie View A&M 49, Southern 29
Texas Southern 23, Grambling State 20
Central Oklahoma 56, Lincoln (MO) 25
Central State 32, Quincy 16
Ch'ston Southern 42, Edward Waters 7
McMurry 29, Langston 11
Tennessee State 22, Tenn. Tech 21
Texas College 31, Concordia-Selma 20
West Chester 59, Cheyney 14
W. Va. Wesleyan 42, W. Virginia St. 14
offensive weapon in its
battle vs. Miles Saturday
is SlAG rushing leader
Derrick Washington, who
has run for 967 yards and
opponents (Stillman 16-0, Kentucky State 37-0
and Clark Atlanta 14-0).
Miles quarterback David Thomas, perhaps
the favorite for SIAC offensive player of the year
honors, is second in the conference in passing
yards (202.1 ypg.) and tops the league in passing
efficiency (63.5%, 13 TDs, 6 ints., 159.2) and
total offense (237.0 ypg.). Running backs Floyd
Graves (76,3 ypg., 9 TDs 4th) and Devonta
Johnson-Parker (62.7 ypg., 6 TDs 7th) are
among the league's top ten rshers.
Tuskegee running back Derrick Washing-
ton, a University of Missouri transfer, is perhaps
Thomas's chief competition for player of the year.
Washington is the league's top rsher (967 yards,
7.2 ypc., 120.9 ypg., 11 TDs) and is the primary
weapon in the Golden Tigers' option offense.
Miles is 15th in this week's AFCA NCAA
Div. 11 poll with Tuskegee 23rd. Miles is first in
Super Region II, FVSU is 7th and Albany State
9th. Tuskegee is not eligible for the Div. II playoffs
and is not ranked in the region. The top six teams
in each of the four Super Regions will receive
berths in the 24-teamn Div. II nditional,champion-
Donald Pittman's Fort Valley StateWildcats
(7-2, 5-1, 3-0) and James White's Albany State
Golden Rams (6-3, 5-1, 3-0) have also followed
similar paths to their showdown.
Fort Valley State has won four straight in
the conference since being walloped (49-18) by
Tuskegee. Albany State has reeled off five straight
wins after taking it on the chin from Miles (41-
ASU's Nathan Hoyte (889 yards, 5.1 ypc.,
8 TDs, 98.8 ypg.) is just behind Washington in
league rushing stats. FVSU quarterback Antonio
Henton tops the league in passing yards (205.8
BCSP No. I Winston-Salem State (9-0, 7-
0) and Elizabeth City State (6-3, 5-1) got wins
Saturday to clinch South and North Division titles
respectively and will meet for the second consecu-
tive year next Saturday (Nov. 10) in the CIAA
Championship Game in Durham, N.C. (Durham
County Stadium, 1 p.m.).
WSSU is second in the AFCADiv. II national
poll (to 9-0 Colorado State-Pueblo) and second in
Super Region I (to 9-0 Shippensburg) as it heads
into its final regular season game Saturday (1:30
p. m.) at Fayetteville State (2-7,1-5.). ECSU closes
out its regular season (1:30 p.m.) at Bowie State
With its 42-17 win over North Carolina
Central Saturday, BCSP No. 2 Bethune-Cook-
man moved into sole possession of first place
in the conference with three games left on the
The Wildcats (6-2, 5-0 MEAC) continue
C I A CENTRAL INTE RCOLLEGATE
C IA A ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
DIV CONF ALL
NORTH DIVISION W L W L W L
Chowan 8 0 13 1 16 7
Virgina Stat 6 1 11 2 12 8
Eliz, City Stat 5 3 10 4 11 9
Virgnia Union 4 4 5 9 5 21
Lincoln 1 8 1 14 3 16
Bowie State 0 8 1 13 3 20
Fayetteville Stat 8 0 14 0 19 5
Livingstone 6 2 10 5 21 5
W-Salem Stat 5 3 8 7 8 19
Shaw 3 6 5 10 10 15
St Augustine's 2 6 5 9 5 20
J. C. Smith 1 8 3 12 4 18
ClAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYER Joylene Thompson, Jr., IRS, FSU 35 kills
in five matches, 2 per set. Also had 4 aces, 22 digs and
9 blocks. Had 7 kills in four of live matches.
ROOKIE Cindy, Ehrch, Fr., L, CHOWAN 16 digs in
3-0 win over VUIU.
COACH Reahemah Johnson, FSUJ Led FSu to
3-2 record, 1 -0 in CIAA. Had sweeps over Livingstone,
Benedict and Mt. Olive.
MEAC MID EASTERN
M EA C ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
NORTHERN DIVISION W L W L
MD-EasternShore 8 0 22 4
Norfolk State 6 2 10 18
Hampton 6 3 15 13
Coppin State 4 4 9 11
Morgan State 3 6 4 19
Delaware State 2 6 5 17
Howard 0 8 0 20
Forida A&M 7 0 9 9
N. Carolina Central 4 2 6 19
SC State 4 3 7 13
Bethune-Cookman 4 3 4 24
NC A&T State 1 5 1 27
Savannah State 0 7 0 27
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jessca Johnson, Fr. OH, NSU Recorded 15 kills
in 30 attacks with one error, .467 hitting percentage in
4-set win over Morgan State. Added 13 digs, 2 blocks
and 2 aces.
Velaha Arela, Fr., OH, FAMU Combined for 49 kills and
31 digs in 2-1 week. Posted 13 kills on 15 attacks with
.865 hitting percentage vs. Savannah State.
SWAC SOUT WESTERN
EAST DIVISION W L W L
Jackson State 4 0 16 11
Alabama A&M 5 1 8 17
Alabama State 3 2 7 22
Miss. Valley St. 1 4 6 13
Alcom State 0 6 1 22
Praide View A&M 6 1 10 18
Ark. Pine Bluff 4 1 8 13
Texas Southem 5 2 12 12
Southern t 5 3 21
Grambling State 0 7 0 19
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
SI C SOUTH ERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
SIA C ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION W L W L
Albany Stat 16 0 19 9
Clark Atlanta 11 2 15 14
Clalin 10 4 18 9
Benedict 10 5 12 8
Paine 4 10 11 17
Fort Valley State 2 11 2 12
Stillman 10 5 16 13
Kentucky Stat 9 5 11 23
Tuskegee 5 5 6 6
LeMoyne-Owen 2 11 3 20
Miles 1 9 2 20
Lane 0 11 0 12
SlAG PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Kathern Fischer, CLAFLIN 19 kills, 46 assists and 4 aces
in two games. Rans third in Div. 11 in aces.
Adrienne Morris, Sr., L, ALBANY STATE 53 digs in 10
games out of the last three matches. Also had 3 aces and 2
assists in wins over Tuskegee, CAU and Clallin.
Jennifer Johnson, Sr., ALBANY STATE 116 assists, 2 kills
and 2 aces in 8 games,
SI C SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE
SIAC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
UNDER THE BANNER
WHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS
FOOTBALL BAC K AT PAI NE I N 2013:
AUGUSTA, GA--After years of speculation and
~anticipation, Paine College
President, Dr. George C.
Bradley, formally announced
last week plans to revive foot-
ball at the 13 1 year-old liberal
arts institution that sits in the
heart of Augusta, Georgia.
During the fall meeting of the Paine College Board of
Trustees, the governing body voted unanimously to revive
the sport,tbat has been absent for fifty years.
!'Th-1e-wheels are in motion to have a ful!f6balh prgram
by 2014," said TffiDink~ai, Athletics Dire ctor during his
address to faculty, staff, students and alumni who attended
the morning press conference held on the front lawn of
He went on to say that as early as 2013 the College had
plans to recruit a coach to lead the program and expected
to acquire student athletes to participate in club football
during the fall 2013 semester.
"This is an exciting day for all of the fans, alumni, and
supporters of Paine College, said Southern Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference Commissioner Greg Moore. "We
are thrilled about the prospect of Paine College launching a
new football program. The SIAC community congratulates
President Bradley and Athletic Director Tim Duncan for
their new development."
"1BAMA STATE, MVSU WIN CC TITLES
CLINTON, Miss. Alabama State's women repeated
and Mississippi Valley State's men picked up their second
title in the last three years at the 2012 Southwestern Athletic
Conference Cross Country Championships Monday. The
Lady Hornets won their seventh title overall and third in
the last five years.
ASU scored 42 points with Mississippi Valley (77)
finishing as the runner-up in the women's competition.
MVSU's Joyce Chumo captured the individual title for a
consecutive year covering the 5K course in 17:44.79. Chumo
was selected SWAG Cross Country Female Athlete of the
Year Alabama State's Ritchie Beene was named SWAG
Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.
MVSU scored 38 points to edge Prairie View A&M
(40). In the individual competition, MVSU's Daniel Kibet
claimed the crown covering the 8K course in 25:44.75. Kibet
was also selected 'the SWAG Cross Country Male Athlete
of the Year. MVSU's Danielle Douglas was named SWAG
Mens Cross Country Coach of the Year.
F JSEEPSMEAC CC TITLES:
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. Florida AM swept both the
MEAC men's and women's cross country titles staged at
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Saturday.
The men of Florida A&M won their first title since the
1988 season and third overall. Five FAMU runners finished
among the top 15 as the Rattlers scored 29 total points. Elias
Chesire of Florida A&M won the me'src in atieo
24:54.96 to earn Outstanding Performer accolades. Wayne
Angel of Florida A&M earned Men's Cross Country Out-
standing Coaching honors for the first time in his career.
The FAMU women scored 63 points to win their fifth
overallMEAC title and first since the 2001 season. The Lady
Pirates averaged a time of 19:36.07 on the 5K course.
UMES freshman Petra Kubesova won the women's
race with a time of 17:48.20 to earn Outstanding Performer
honors. Florida A&M head coach Darlene Moore earned
Women's Cross Country Outstanding Coach accolades for
the first time in her career.
America More Prejudiced Now Than 2008
November 1-7, 2012
Page 12 Ms. Perry's Free Press
"That has very real circumstances
in the way people are treated by
police, the way kids are treated by
teachers, the way home seekers are
treated by landlords and real estate
agents," Jenkins said.
Hakeem Jeffies, a New York state
assemblyman and candidate for a
congressional seat being vacated by
a fellow black Democrat, called it
troubling that more progress on
racial attitudes had not been made.
Jeffries has fought a New York City
police program of "stop and frisk"
that has affected mostly blacks and
Latinos but which supporters con-
tend is not racially focused.
"I do remain cautiously optimistic
that the future of America bends
toward the side of increased racial
tolerance," Jeffries said. "We've
come a long way, but clearly these
results demonstrate there's a long
way to go."
Results from those questions were
analyzed with poll takers' ages, par-
tisan beliefs, views on Obama and
Romney and other factors, which
allowed researchers to predict the
likelihood that people would vote
for either Obama or Rormney. Those
models were then used to estimate
the net impact of each factor on the
Andra Gillespie, an Emory
University political scientist who
studies race-neutrality among black
politicians, contrasted the situation
to that faced by the first black may-
ors elected in major U.S. cities, the
closest parallel to Obama's first-
Those mayors, she said, typically
won about 20 percent of the white
vote in their first races, but when
seeking reelection they enjoyed
greater white support presumably
because "the whites who stayed in
the cities ... became more comfort-
able with a black executive."
"President Obama's election clear-
ly didn't change those who appear
to be sort of hard-wired folks with
racial resentment," she said.
Negative racial attitudes can man-
ifest in policy, noted Alan Jenkins,
an assistant solicitor general during
the Clinton administration and now
executive director of the
Opportunity Agenda think tank.
Continued from page 1
In all, 51 percent of Americans
now express explicit anti-black atti-
tudes, compared with 48 percent in
a similar 2008 survey.
When measured by an implicit
racial attitudes test, the number of
Americans with anti-black senti-
ments jumped to 56 percent, up
from 49 percent during the last
presidential election. In both tests,
the share of Americans expressing
pro-black attitudes fell.
"As much as we'd hope the impact
of race would decline over time ... it
appears the impact of anti-black
sentiment on voting is about the
same as it was four years ago," said
Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University
professor who worked with AP to
develop the survey.
Experts on race said they were
not surprised by the findings.
"We have this false idea that there
is uniformity in progress and that
things change in one big step. That
is not the way history has worked,"
said Jelani Cobb, professor of histo-
ry and director of the Institute for
African-American Studies at the
University of Connecticut. "When
we've seen progress, we've also
Obama himself has tread cautious-
ly on the subject of race, but many
African-Americans have talked
openly about perceived antagonism
toward them since Obama took
office. As evidence, they point to
events involving police brutality or
cite bumper stickers, cartoons and
protest posters that mock the presi-
dent as a lion or a monkey, or lynch
him in effigy.
"Part of it is growing polarization
within American society," said
Fredrick Harris, director of the
Institute for Research in African-
American Studies at Columbia
University. "The last Democrat in
the White House said we had to
have a national discussion about
race. There's been total silence
around issues of race with this pres-
ident. But, as you see, whether there
is silence, or an elevation of the dis-
cussion of race, you still have polar-
ization. It will take more genera-
tions, i suspect, before we eliminate
these deep feelings."
Overall, the survey found that by
virtue of racial prejudice, Obama
could lose 5 percentage points off
his share of the popular vote in his
Nov. 6 contest against Republican
challenger Mitt Romney. However,
Obama also stands to benefit from a
3 percentage point gain due to pro-
black sentiment, researchers said.
Overall, that means an estimated
net loss of 2 percentage points due
to anti-black attitudes.
The poll found that racial preju-
dice is not limited to one group of
Although Republicans were more
likely than Democrats to express
racial prejudice in the questions
measuring explicit racism (79 per-
cent among Republicans compared
with 32 percent among Democrats),
the implicit test found little differ-
ence between the two parties.
That test showed a majority of both
Democrats and Republicans held
anti-black feelings (55 percent of
Democrats and 64 percent of
Republicans), as did about half of
.2008, the Irvy tenoun .I
neutral image of a Chinese charac-
ter. The respondents were then
asked to rate their feelings toward
the Chinese character. Previous
research has shown that people
transfer their feelings about the
photo onto the character, allowing
researchers to measure racist feel-
ings even if a respondent does not
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November 1-7, 2012
Reality Star Tami Roman
Paid for Getting Slim
Tami Roman doesn't always ran her mouth at the right time, but
she's getting paid for telling the press how she got that sexy figure
The reality show star was not among the cho ed from "Basketball
Wives," which means she has a
platform for her new product
endorsement. Tami decided to
shed some of her 185 pounds
by eating healthy, exercising,
and taking a special weight
She spoke so much to
the press about how NV
Sprinkles helped her
reach her goal, a rep
from the company
approached her with a
The product is used
like a food topper -
sprinkle it on food and it
supposedly helps the user
Tami is the new celebrity
face of NV Sprinkle.
In the meantime, as previ-
ously reported, "BBW: LA"
is looking to replace its four
fired (Gloria Govan, Laura
Govan, Malaysia Pargo, and
Brooke Bailey) cast members.
Herman Cain's Mistress Writes Tell All
according to Robert's Rules Of
Order. He, like John Luther, under-
stood what it was to work on both
the right side and the wrong side of
One cosmetic difference that
many Americans notice the first
time they see Elba in Luther is his
accent, which comes directly from
his native London. If they've seen
r- I I I
by Linda Holmes
Idris Elba tells Linda Wertheimer
on Wednesday's Morning Edition
that he didn't come to the United
States from the UK to play "black
roles," but merely "roles." And he
has: roles like Stringer Bell on
HBO's dark drug epic The Wire and
John Luther, the central character of
Luther, a drama series that returns
for a second season tonight on BBC
Elba was nominated for an
Emmy for Luther's first season,
playing the detective he says has a
close relationship with rage and a
resulting ability to identify with the
perpetrators he pursues. "The dif-
ference between someone with a
conscience and someone [with-
out]," he says, "is that one person
will say, 'You know what? No, I'm
not going to go over to that person
and smash them in the face.'But the
other person is quite close to that
decision without any remorse and
just will do it. And I think Luther is
close to that mark all the time."
Luther is certainly not Elba's first
experience with ambiguity:
Stringer, too, was a man who was,
as Elba puts it, "caught between
two worlds." A ruthless drug dealer,
he was also an entrepreneur who
wanted to apply the lessons of busi-
ness school to the huge criminal
operation he helped run and he
wanted staff meetings that ran
directors, too, on the advice of the
casting director. "They really want-
ed those characters in The Wire to
be as real and authentic as they
can," he says. "So they got actors
that had little experience, actors that
actually hadn't done much before,
and they got natives -
Baltimoreans and such." And with
authenticity high on the list of qual-
for many of the most high-profile
roles of his career, chatter has circu-
lated for years that Elba could one
day wind up playing one of the
most iconic British film roles there
is: James Bond.
"It's a rumor," he says flatly. But
does that mean you should dismiss
it out of hand? Not necessarily. Elba
says he recently talked about the
50th Suprise Birday Party for Patrick Lee
Patrick Lee celebrated his 50th birthday with a surprise birthday party
planned by his flanc6 Lorraine Taylor in their northside home. Friends,
family joined Patrick's military comrades to witnessed his expression of
surprise. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed a bevy of food prepared
for the affair along with cards, billiards and dominoes. Shown above is the
honoree Patrick Lee and Lorraine Taylor. KFPphoto
Gabrielle Union on her
Beauty Routine at 40
him mostly in The Wire, or perhaps
on The Office as enigmatic short-
term boss Charles Minor, they're
surprised. He initially kept that fact
from The Wire's producers and
ifications, he got that critical piece
of advice: "Don't tell them you're
Interestingly, even though he's
hidden his accent to play Americans
role with his father and said that
while it sounded like an interesting
idea, he had concerns. I just don't
want to be the black James Bond,"
he says. "Sean Connery waset the
Deion Sanders Wins Big in
According to EurWeb, Deion
Sanders has ended his marriage to
Pilar without having to give her any
of his money. The judge ruled that
the Sanders prenuptial agreement
was valid, though Pilar argued that
some parts were forged and that she
was pressured to sign the rest.
"It's greed. You signed a contract.
We had a prenuptial and now you
don't like the terms of it, because of
the realization it's over. Your
lifestyle will no longer be the same
way. It's greed," Sanders told
reporters after the hearing.
Pilar responded back on Twitter:
"Do u even know what GREED Means since u couldn't even define the
Pilar will reportedly receive $1 million once the divorce is final, according
to NBC Dallas. Aside from child support which Pilar is accusing
Sanders of not paying that will be the last that she will see from him in
terms of money.
Lawrence Taylor wins case over
hotel sex with teen
NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has
won a lawsuit that tried to hold him
accountable for having sex with a 16-year-
old girl in a New York hotel room.
The jury returned its verdict Friday after
hearing testimony from the now-19-year-
old woman and Taylor.
Taylor gave a thumbs-up to a friend in
the spectator area when the verdict was
The former New York Giants linebacker
acknowledged that he had sex in 2010
7 with a prostitute. He denied, however, that
he ignored obvious signs she was a teen
runaway in distress.
The woman had claimed that an abusive pimp forced her to have sex with
Taylor for $300. She sued Taylor, seeking unspecified damages.
The encounter occurred in a hotel room in Montebello, just north of New
Hollywood Comedians to Star in
Eddie Murphy Tribute
Some of Hollywood's best-known comedians
are coming together in Los Angeles this
Saturday to pay tribute to comedic veteran
Ebony reports stars Chris Rock, Martin
Lawrence, Arsenio Hall and Tracy Morgan will
perform on stage for the Spike TV special
Eddie Murphy: One Night Only. Other guests -"We
include Jamie Foxx, Adam Sandler, Samuel L.
Jackson and Keenan Ivory Wayans. The Roots
will be providing the music for the event.
The tribute, which airs November 14, will
mark 30 years since Murphy's debut films, 48
Hrs and Delirious, were released. The performances will pay homage to
the record-breaking concert film Raw and his time as a cast member on
Saturday Night Live. Murphy is also well known for his roles in Beverly
Hills Cop, Coming to America and Drearngirls.
"Thirty years ago, Eddie Murphy came on to the comedy scene and
changed the game forever," Casey Patterson, Executive Vice President of
Event Production, Talen Development & Studio Relations at Viacom
Entertainment Group, said in a statement.
"We're thrilled to be honoring him for the very first time, 'One Night
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Henson's look for her banging' new
"I ran out of weaves, so I said, 'Let
me try a bang.' Literally, I just ran
out of weaves," Union explained. "I
just bit her whole style. I can't
promise what it will look like next
week. I may have found a new
muse and I will have stolen their
Instead of harboring on her age or
rushing to have children with
boyfriend Dwyane Wade, Union
says she's just enjoying spending
time with loved ones and keeping
drama and chaos from entering her
"Emotionally and mentally, I'm in
a good place. I'm entirely happy. I
have a great life. I'm actually at a
place to appreciate it, and recognize
Gabrielle Union recently celebrat-
ed her 40th birthday at a
Courvoisier Gold-sponsored party
and shared how she stays in top
form as she ages so gracefully.
Aside from touting It's A 10 for its
great leave-in conditioner and hair
products, Union also emphasized
her number-one beauty secret:
drinking plenty of water.
"I drink a gallon a day. I'm still
using my regular Neutrogena, but I
haven't moved into the anti-aging
products. I basically use my pink
grapefi-uit scrubs and cleansers, but
I drink a crapload of water."
As far as staying fashionable, she
looks to younger generations and
magazines to see what she could
incorporate into her style. Union,
not one to shy away from grabbing
inspiration from others, even
admitted to stealing Taraji P.
n lk says this would include
scars and marks." Cain
has strongly denied
having anything other
than a friendship with
By her own account,
White has made mis-
takes and struggled in
life. She is not contest-
ing a slander suit by a
former business associ-
ate that she says is
prompting her to pre-
pare a bankruptcy fil-
ing. At times, her
description of her rela-
tionship with Cain
But Ginger White
provides a case study in
what happens to a woman who
comes forward in the vortex of a
national scandal, becomes the sub-
ject of intense and often unflattering
media scrutiny, and then disappears
from public view. Cain now hosts
an Atlanta radio show and appears
on cable news as a political com-
mentator. White disappeared from
public view and only recently found
Lin Wood, Cain's attorney, ques-
tioned why an interview with White
would still be newsworthy.
"Herman Cain has consistently and
unequivocally denied the accusa-
tions by Ms. White," he says. "They
are not true. The fact that Ms. White
continues to seek media attention
for herself from her new residence
in Washington, D.C., raises addi-
tional and disturbing questions
about her credibility, her motive
and her real agenda in making these
When she publishes the book,
White says, her reaction will be: "In
your face, America. Because you
put me through hell. You called me
everything you could call
me ... Women are always kicked
under the bus when something like
this happens. Always. Never, ever,
ever are we ever believed."
White, 46, is still anguished over
the events that turned her life upside
down, still hoping that she can force
Cain to acknowledge her version of
events. Cain has said he helped her
financially as a friend and that his
wife did not know about the pay-
While acknowledging that she
was "getting all this help from
Herman Cain'7--as much as $6,000
a month, she says-White was
emphatic in declaring: I am not a
hooker. I am not a prostitute." And
she shared her philosophy about
dealing with the men she says were
constantly coming on to her:
"Most men, especially in corpo-
rate America, or most married men
oftentimes, start these extramarital
affairs and then they're like, 'I've
got everything I want and need. I've
got a loving wife at home. I've got
kids. And I've got a nice little hottie
on the side, too.'
"My thing was, okay, I'll take
advantage of you before you take
advantage of me. Let's flip the
script. I'm not gonna be your nice
little hottie ... You want to take my
time away from my kids, my fami-
ly, I'm going to make you sort of
pay for it just a little bit. I know that
For all her frustration about how
the melodrama played out, White, a
single mother of two, says she felt
compelled to come forward after
Politico reported complaints that
Cain had sexually harassed other
women years ago. Cain has repeat-
edly denied harassing anyone; his
employer reached legal settlements
with two women, one for $45,000
and the other for $35,000.
By contrast, says White, "I was
willing. I was a willing participant
and I take responsibility for that."
When people express disbelief at
her conduct, she says, "you know
what? It happens every day, and this
is life. Now I feel so much more
empowered to say to those loggers
who sit in their dark room at night
on their computer, writing horrible
by Lauryn Fishbume
Nearly a year after being battered
by the media in the heat of a presi-
dential campaign, Ginger White
says she plans to prove that she had
a 13-year affair with Herman Cain.
The businesswoman, still smart-
ing from what she believes was an
unfair press assault on her charac-
ter, is writing a book.
The disclosures in the book could
prompt the former presidential can-
didate "to be a little more honest
with his wife, because the details
that I share, only she would know,"
White told Daily Download. She
Idris Elba: The Man Who Is Luther,
Was Stringer, and Could Be James Bond
Mayor Unveils Retirement Reform Initiative
Pa2e 14 Ms. Perry's Free Press
lower that assumed rate of return to
6.9 percent a rate that PFPF
investment advisors project is more
Second, Brown proposed benefit
changes that would apply to all new
employees and many current
employees. His proposal will not
affect any former City of
Jacksonville employees who are
already retired or any current
employees who are already eligible
for full retirement at the time the
new plan is implemented. It will not
affect retirement benefits already
earned by any current employees
through the date the plan is imple-
mented, although it will modify the
future benefits they earn after the
new plan is implemented.
Mayor Alvin Brown promised
earlier this year that he would
unveil a retirement reform initiative
no later than the end of 2012. This
week, Brown delivered on that
promise when the City of
Jacksonville negotiating team
unveiled his reform proposal for
police employees in a collective
bargaining meeting with Fraternal
Order of Police Lodge 5-30. The
plan is estimated to save $1.5 bil-
lion over 30 years.
"I greatly respect our brave pub-
lic safety officers and the important
work they do for our community,"
said Mayor Brown.
The numbers tell the story of the
need for retirement reform.
Currently, the Police and Fire
Pension Fund (PFPF) has a high
level of unfunded liability. In
October 2003, assets in the PFPF
were worth $400 million less than
its total pension obligations. By
October 2011, that deficit had
grown to nearly $1.4 billion.
Under-funding earned the PFPF an
-F- grade in a 2011 study by the
LeRoy Collins Institute at Florida
The City's retirement challenges
also have huge budget implications.
In Fiscal Year 2010/2011, the City's
annual contribution to the PFPF for
employee pension benefits was
$76.1 million. In the budget that
City Council just passed for Fiscal
Year 2012/2013, that obligation had
grown to $121.3 million a nearly
60% increase over just two years
ago. The City will devote almost 13
percent of the City's entire general
fund budget for 2012/2013 to PFPF
pension obligations more than
twice the amount that taxpayers
spend to operate the Department of
Mayor Brown's plan would
address these challenges in two
ways. First, it would address the
chronic underfunding of pension
benefits by making the assumed
rate of return on PFPF investments
more realistic. Right now, the PFPF
assumes that its investments will
earn a 7.75 percent return an
assumption that experts agree is too
optimistic in the current economic
climate. Mayor Brown proposes to
ic traits and characteristics for
which they self-ranked.
With their areas of strength iden-
tified the youth teamed up with
fellow classmates in a mock activi-
ty where they used various leader-
ship roles to complete designated
tasks. Five groups and activities
were assembled. Destiny Poole,
"treasurer" for the ad hoc School
Supply Drive team, recommended
to her group that a fimdraiser be
held to collect money for printing,
collection barrels and water. Other
groups continued in creating
thought-provoking dialogue and
interaction throughout the after-
"We are so incredibly proud of
our Leadership Academy students,"
said Chapter President Barbara
Darby. "They are demonstrating the
type of skills and attitudes that will
be critical to their lives and our
communities ... we are very fortu-
nate to share in that development."
The Bold City Chapter of the
Links Leadership Academy will
include 13 activities throughout the
year that include an international
service project, health; arts and eti-
quette. The Academy, which is free
and open to all, is still accepting
registrants for middle school aged
youth. For more information, call
PT. Darby at 904-476-5234.
by Marsha Oliver
I am responsible" is the title of
one of several handouts disseminat-
ed to youth participating in the
Bold City Chapter of The Links'
opening session of their Leadership
Academy for middle school aged
youth. "Responsibility is one of the
most important traits you will use
throughout your life," said Curtis
Ricks, a middle school math
teacher who led a session on goals
during the three-hour workshop
held last weekend at the FSCJ
North campus. Ricks, who co-pre-
sented college admissions coun-
selor Julius Baker, walked the 30
young men and women through his
educational career displaying his
high school diploma, college
degree, military awards and certifi-
cations. "Whether you are flying
planes as I did while enlisted in the
Marines or playing football, math
will be an integral part of your life,"
said Ricks. "There are numerous
careers available to persons who
enjoy and have strong math
skills ... you should explore them."
Each of the students also partici-
pated in an assessment that helped
them identify their areas of strength
in a variety of leadership areas.
Supportive, motivational, and
excellence are a few of the cate-
gories that were followed by specif-
Curtis Ricks shares artifacts fom his career with Academy students.
Youth Learn How to be Leaders
in Links Leadership Academy