S Court Taking
Up Close and Personal
Post Election Blues: Citizens File
Petitions to Secede from U.S.
As of Saturday November 10, 2012, citizens from 15 States have peti-
tioned the Obama Administration for withdrawal from the United States
of America in order to create its own government.
States following this action include: Louisiana, Texas, Montana, North
Dakota, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, North Carolina, Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Colorado, Oregon and New York. These
States have requested that the Obama Administration grant a peaceful
withdrawal from the United States.
These citizen generated petitions were filed just days after the 2012
Louisiana was the first State to file a petition a day after the election
with Texas following. The government allows one month from the day
the petition is submitted to obtain 25,000 signatures in order for the
Obama administration to consider the request.
As of 12:46 am, Sunday, signatures obtained by Louisiana, 7,358;
Texas, 3,771; Florida, 636; Georgia, 475; Alabama, 834; North
Carolina, 792; Kentucky, 467; Mississippi, 475; Indiana, 449; North
Dakota. 162; Montana, 440; Colorado, 324; Oregon, 328; New Jersey,
301 and New York, 169. Many more States are expected to follow.
Newly Re-elected Jesse Jackson, Jr.
May Resign, Face Jail Time
CHICAGO, Ill. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles
and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congre,, and face jail time
under the terms of a plea deal his lawyer is negoti.iting with the federal
CBS Chicago reported that Jackson's lawyer, Dan Webb. is in talks
with the U.S. Justice Department over the terms of the tentative deal.
They include Jackson's resignation from Congre-, for health reasons, a
guilty plea related to misuse of campaign funds and the repayment of
any funds he used for personal reasons.
The station said some jail time is also expected. It added that Jackson's
pension -- expected to pay out up to S80,000 a year when the congress-
man turns 62 is on the table as well.
Jackson is under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds
to decorate his home and also to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female
friend, the Chicago Sun-Times reported last week.
Jackson, the son of The Rev. Jesse Jackson, is married to Chicago
Alderman Sandi Jackson.
Uganda to Pass Anti Gay Bill
KAMPALA, Uganda An anti-gay bill will be passed before the end
of 2012 despite international criticism of the draft legislation. The bill,
which originally mandated death for some gay acts, will become law
Uganda's penal code criminalizes homosexuality, but in 2009 a law-
maker with the ruling party said a stronger law was needed to protect
Uganda's children from homosexuals. Parliamentarian David Bahati
charged at the time that wealthy homosexuals from the West were
"recruiting" poor children into gay lifestyles with promises of money
and a better life. Bahati believes his bill is sufficiently popular among
lawmakers to pass without difficulty.
While the bill appears to be popular in Uganda, it has attracted wide-
spread criticism abroad. President Barack Obama has described it as
"odious," while some European countries have threatened to cut aid to
Uganda if the bill becomes law.
Morehouse Names New President
ATLANTA, Ga. The Morehouse College Board of Trusteeshas
named John Silvanus Wilson Jr. the Atlanta college's 11th president. He
replaces Robert M. Franklin.
Wilson is a 1979 graduate of Morehouse. He's been involved in
research at George Washington University, served oni the Spelman
College Board of Trustees and was executive director of the White
House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Prior,
Wilson was an associate professor of higher education in the Graduate
School of Education at George Washington University and served as
executive (lean of GWU's Virginia campus. He spent the first 16 years
of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, ultimately
becoming the director of foundation relations and assistant provost.
KKK Confronted by Clowns
CHIIARLOTTE', NC Neo-Nazis and members of the Ku Klu Klan
were confronted in C(harlotte, N.C. by people dressed as clowns.
Members of the National Socialist Movement and the KKK gathered
for an anti-immigration rally at the Old City Town I Hall and chanted slo-
gans like "white power."
Joseph Schoep oflthe Nationalist Socialist Movement told WCNC that
his organization was looking to be a third party in opposition to the
country's two party system.
The counter protest of clowns responded with "white flour" and "wife
Lacey Williams, the youth coordinator for Charlotte's Latin American
Coalition told WC(NC, "The message from us is, you look silly. We're
dressed like clowns and you're the ones that look funny."
I Thlie white supremacist protesters were outnumbered by clowns by at
least live to one. After two hours, without any violence, they put down
Iheir microphone andi left with a police escort.
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Shown above is Erma C Merritt, event entertainer Ed Witsell and
PRIDE co-founder Felice Franklin.
PRIDE Book Club Celebrates 19 Years
People Reading for Inspiration. Discussion and enjoyment (PRIDEI))
Book club celebrated it's 19th anniversary on Saturday, November 10,
2012. The event was held at Cleota's Southern American Cuisine. The
book for discussion with the author was The Color of Sandy by tErma C.
Merritt. The club meets monthly for fellowship and enjoyment of authors
of color. Book Club members have also visited China, held meetings and
dinner with the authors, while enjoying live jazz. P.R.II)..'s legacy con-
tinues to operate as a conduit to book lovers on the First Coast.
The Jacksonville Community
Council, Incorporated (JCCI)
Forward held a networking session
this week at Pure Nightclub. The
purpose of the event was to engage
the citv's young leaders into cornt-
unity visioning for the future.
Tri-Co-chair Cherrise Wilks. stated
"We want to know what the com-
munity wants. not tile politicians.
This is a community dri\ en busi-
ness plan. New leaders will
emerge- Continued on page Q
Public/Private Partnership Brings Mentoring to Ribault High
JAXPORT has partnered with
Big Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida and Jean Ribault
High School to launch lIk ,d,
School Walls," a workplace men-
toring partnership that pairs JAX-
PORT employees with students for
one-to-one mentoring. The mentor-
ing pairs will meet on a bi-weekly
basis throughout the school year at
JAXPORT's main offices, where
mentors and students will enjoy
lunch together, talk about school
and career goals and build relation-
The program is an extension of'
the school-based version of the Big
Brothers Big Sisters mentoring pro-
granim, but offers a twist on the tradi-
tional situation as students travel
from school to the business part-
ner's offices to meet with mentors.
This partnership provides the stu-
dents a steady mentor and also
brings them in to a positive work
environment, where they can learn
first-hand about new career paths
and life goals.
Big Brothers Big Sisters inaugu-
rated the partnership between
Sandalwood lligh School and
Comeast in October 2010. JAX-
PORT is the fifth workplace men-
toring partnership in the area in
eight-years joining The Haskell
Company, The Mayo Clinic and J.P.
"We are extremely thankful for
the participants at JAXPORT for
joining Comcast. The Haskell
Company. Mayo C(linic and
JPMorgan 'Chase who have all
become our workplace mentoring
partners," said Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida C('lF
During thile sessions, ninth grade
students and mentors discuss
school, sports, family, goals and
other aspects important in the
child's life. JAXPORT and J.ean
Ribault High School will continue
the mentoring partnership for fonrt
years seeing the students through
high school graduation.
"'There is nothing more impor-
tant than ensuring our youth have
Ihe support and encouragement
they' need to succeed as contribut-
ing citizens of this coniunlu ity,"
said .1\JAXPORT C' 'O Paul
Anderson. "The port's main is-
sion is to add to the region's quality
of life by creating quality employ-
ment and generating economic ben-
etit. Offering our team members as
mentors to Big Brothers Big Sisters
is clearly aligned x\ ith that goal as it
helps build the men and women thai
will lead our region in lthe tIlinue."
JCCI Invites Young Leaders
to Shape City's Future
Tri Captains Julio Lacayo, Jr, Cherrise Wilks and Tiffany Duhart.
Little Sister Emily and Mentor Kim Johnson.
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Jaguars Honor Veterans The Jacksonville Jaguars
honored our city's veterans at their recent Thursday night game. Shown
above is First Lt. TitYany Scott, Sgt. Keisha Cooper, retired Jaguar Tony
Boselli, Air Force Enlistee Devin Stringtield, Air Force Enlistee Ronnie
Mitchell, Jr., HMC Laknesha Cooperwood and SSGt Joseph Jackson
5th Third Bank Opens Northside Location
Shown above at the grand opening are 5th 3rd President Nathaniel
Herring, banking associate Jenna Bella, Mayor Alvin Brown, State
Rep. Mia Jones and V.P. Brian Huffman at the grand opening. I 1t-
This week, Fifth Third Bank held
a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their
new location on Lem Turner and
Edgewood. Over 50 people turned
out to support Fifth Third's initia-
tives for community development
in the Northwest Quadrant.
The location is Fifth Third Banks
llth banking center in North
Florida. Nathaniel Herring, City
President of Fifth Third Bank, is a
graduate of Ribault High School.
"I had my first job as a short
order cook at G.C. Murphy in
Gateway Mall right around the cor-
ner. I got my start here. It's my
responsibility to reinvest in this
community. I'm also excited to be
able to lead change and im\ cst in the
future and provide alternatives to
other banks and check cashers.'
Fifth Third bank has also in\ est-
ed in the economic development b\
engaging local schools and busi-
nesses to promote f inanc ial
empowerment. Fifth l'hird's cic-
ative teaCm created an atmosphere
that ft'eatures teller kiosk and coin
counters for indi\ iduals to calculate,
Fifth Thirds senior account exec-
uti\e Ashley Blasew\itz sunmned up
the e\ent "Nathaniel and NlMaor
Alvin Bro\n worked d together at
Winn-Dixie andi so inutich has hap-
pened between them that it's ironic
they meet to continue the cit\ 's
progress and growth. These gentle-
m ncii ha p d'lc .nd l ticusN ;1W .
citizens of Jacksonil e IIIc
Seated: Albert Broussard, U.S. Army (1946-1953, Roderick
Broussard IU.S. Arny (1988 1996), Arnett (reene., U.S. Army (1959 -
1986), Michael A. Mitchell I.S. Navy Retired (1977-1997), Wendell
Scott, U.S. Navy Retired (1983-2004). Standing: VWendell Scott, I .S.
Navy Retired (1983-204) \VWillie Fleming (I .S. Navy Retired (1982-
2003), and 1)eRon Nance I .S. Navy Retired (1988-2012).
tools, life skills, and experiences to
acllc\c her peirsonllal ision." said
lnteriiin xeciitli\c Dl)ecor Gail
Peele-Pitti. 'lhe Reed ldLucational
(C'ampiis al'o gi Ces girls and their
fainies a \\a!\ to achile\e al success-
fill and health\ titliure thlroulg eldu-
caiion. a safe en\ ironmentil and
emIphlasis on tniil\ aluies.
FoI mo110C ilt'nlItlion 01O to \olun-i-
tect call tie c'iicnti at (t004) "-'4-
'hli Reed ILduiicatonal ('aimpius
lield a \ eteians ll\ celehibraiionl
holnoi[ng \eteians a.s tar back as
World \Var 11. lilitari\ V\'cetan
Albert Broussard., age S4 sen\ ed in
the military\ from I40 1')5311 and
hunkered do\\ n and had tihe stu-
denis in a i orInatiMon line read\ for
battle. I'lie campus ofCteis aitter-
school and summer eilniclihment
progritaml; for girls 'S to IS in North
Jackson\ ille "\\ beliexIe thai
C\l eir giIl inccds the educational
Veterans Day in Jacksonville Citizens and
paraders turned out in full force in Downton Jacksonville to
salute our city's Veterans. This year's parade included the tra-
ditional marching bands. politicians and organizations in trib-
ute to our armed forces. Shown above is Post 197 leading the
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Marching Bands Come Alive in Drumline Live
I )umi liine 1 I \c. tlie i nIui ical stiag plai is seCt
to ilikc lihe stlagc ai the l lnes-i lln CeitC i "c
Moran liheatcr toli one peirloiitatnce Siiatuldi\.
No\CIIbcei 1 th at S p.m. lhe enercigetic cast hasi
honed its plecilioln and energy wxlih \cais of
I'ralln in machlung bianl d program across lthe
south ll t'lietd State's
(.'aslt inembCe and F\AMI' gridu.Late iBriann
Snell is excited about conunl lto Jackson\ ille "I
\\ otked \\ ili the piroducli'ton itleam on the mlo \ I
iand ino\\ ilii, opportunity\ lias expanded into a
InuIsicl od\ ssC\ on s't.a-' aIs \\ celebrate
1li,to ical Black CollegesN st le and competi-
tion Il s \cialatile group of musicians and
dancers bringsan explosil energy and aWthlcl-
cim ito ain eclectic mix of sounds. Equiiall ait
homc \\illth tile hliottest coniempotrar hip hop.
R&lB. classic \Motown Itunes. and thile routine
sounds o the llicgreat brass radiation.
-)llminilinc the l\ lioe had a sorl\ attached to
it. this is no lo\e story,. it's the love of music."
said Producer Reggie Brayon. With riveting
rhythms. bold beats and ear-grabbing energy.
the staged shoxx will be a synchronized musical
sho\\ case. Creator and Director Don P. Roberts.
professed "\Ve'\e taken the excitement of an
HIBCL football game halftime show. increased
the intensity\ by a thousand xwans. and created a
musical journe that will touch ever emotion.
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With the Election over It's Now Time to Move
Forward. GOP Needs to Change Its Stripes
This will come as no surprise to
anyone, but back in 2004 1 support-
ed Senator John Kerry in his presi-
dential bid to unseat George W.
Bush. NMy side, my team, and my
candidate lost that election.
But guess what? The sun did
come up the next day, and although
the second half of President Bush's
eight years in office were more
challenging than his first four
years, we as a country and as indi-
viduals survived. So what's the
moral of this historical flashback?
Simple. If your candidate loses,
get over it move on with life
because it will be OK. I have
always found it interesting that the
actual candidate takes loses better
than their supporters. Believe me
I've been there.
But what is painfully disturbing
about the folks who supported Mitt
Romnev is the fact that many of
them do not seem to want to let it
The same hate and bigotry that
became a constant undercurrent
during the election seems to be lin-
gering on. What proof do I have oft
We live in an evolving society
where the young people of this gen-
eration see things totally different
from my parent's generation; and
even my generation to a certain
For example, I w would ne\ er vote
to legalize marijuana, but apparent-
ly there are thousands, if not mil-
lions who would.The United States
is changing and becoming much
less conservative in many ways.
Think about it in a single elec-
tion night, parts of the country
legalized marijuana, approved gay
marriage, and overwhelmingly
reelected a president who many
Conservatives hate w ith a passion.
If you take a look at he electoral
map, it is evident that the south and
middle of the country are clearly
red states, with the northeast and
west coast being clearly more mod-
erate to liberal. Then, there is my
home state, the sunshine state that
went to President Obama two elec-
tions in a row.
By the way could anything else
crazy happen here in Florida'?
We may have to change our state
motto soon to something like ift'
you thought California vwas wild
and crazy welcome to Florida.
But let's get back to the changing
electorate and all of these "red"
states. What I find most interesting
was the confidence of the anchors
on Fox News and tilhe
Republicanpollsters who were sup-
posed to be accurate. And I amn not
gloating because the guy 1 support-
ed won; I am looking at this elec-
tion purely as political science.
Most Republican pollsters had
Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, and
Colorado as being red states. I saw
electoral map projections that
showed Romnev blowing Obamna
awav in the Electoral College, and
the enthusiasmnwas extremely highly
on both sides.
And that is why the loss for imany
passionate Romnev supporters was
more of a shock versus disappoint-
A week later it is crystal clear
President Obama received 71
percent of the Hispanic vote conm-
pared to Romney's 27 percent.
Obamna also \won a largepercentage
of the Asian vote (a rapid giowting
population), single women, south ,
and of' course the black \ote b\
over 90 percent.
Roniney's ultra conserva,tix e
stance on immigration costhun the
Hispanic vote. Instead of praising
the Arizona Immigration la\\ and
talking self-deportation, he should
have been talking about inclusion
and a path for citizensilip The
Obama campaign took ad\iltagec
of Romney's mistakes \\ith
Hispanics, crunching numbers,tar-
geting voters, canvassing key dis-
tricts, and managing a far superior
ground game, especially in minori-o
Republicans finally got the
memo, but it was delivered after
the election. Times have changed.
Every presidential campaign cycle,
whites are making up less and less
of the overall electorate. So if the
GOP ever wants to win the White
House again, they have to become
Romney-Ryan's stance on sexual
and social issues hurt then badly;
causing them to lose ground with
moderate, andl even center-right
Next, there aie the tea party
extreinists 1 would suggest that it
is time to fitially push those folks
into another party of their own.i.
Between their stance on ilnuigra-
tion, and crazv talk about legiti-
mate rape, the Republican Party
has to nim e back to the middle in
order to appeal to more mi moderate
So iInstiaid ot mILd colnseCial\ esS
filing petitions tor their states to
secede ftiom the union (that has
actually been done). ho\\ about
doing something more construlC-
tive. How about lobbying
Washington to work together for
the good of the country.
Like I said before, the sun did
come up on Wednesday morning
after the elections despite who
won. No need for hate or racial
crimes against minorities or gays,
because the American people clear-
ly spoke on election night.
You mnay not like what your
vision of America is becomiing, but
the foundation in which is country
\Vas ouiiinded oll is as strong as ever.
We have to remember thatthe pil-
grinms came here for religious free-
doIm. Isn't this tile land of the
"free" ando home of 0the brave'? Is
this not thicbest Democracy in the
Isn't America that melting pot
that we like to brag about so muchh'
Our country looks iuch diliferent
than any other countrv ill the worlId
because w\\e ae the most diverse
Last week the people spoke -
let's see itf the Republican Party is
ready to listen.
Signing off from Tallahassee, FL,
T7 5EAT5 U TAKEN ..
Obama Should Thank Jesse Jackson for Winning Formula
By George E. Curry
President Obama's campaign
strategists are receiving a lot of rich-
ly deserved praise in the wake of the
president's victory over former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
on Nov. 6. Obama, who lost the
majority of the White vote for the
second time, won the election by
assembling a progressive
Democratic coalition pioneered by
Jesse Jackson in 1984 and 1988.
I covered Jackson's 1984 cam-
paign for the Chicago Tribune and
witnessed Jackson laying the
groundwork for what would become
two Obama victories.
"America is not like a blanket -
one piece of unbroken cloth, the
same color, the same texture, the
same size," I heard Jesse Jackson
say more times than I care to
remember. "America is more like a
quilt: many patches, many pieces,
many colors, many sizes, all woven
< htmb.? of o m rmnuc
and held together by a common
thread. The White, the Hispanic, the
Black, the Arab, the Jew, the
woman, the Native American, the
small farmer, the businessperson,
the environmentalist, the peace
activist, the young, the old, the les-
bian, the gay, and the disabled make
up the American quilt."
The concept was more frequently
expressed in terms of a rainbow.
The organization Jackson heads is
known as Rainbow PUSH, the
result of a merger between
Operation PUSH, the organization
Jackson created in 1971, and the
Rainbow Coalition, an apparatus hlie
developed following his 1984 presi-
In his stirring speech at the 1984
National Democratic Convention in
San Francisco, Jackson spoke at
length about the Rainbow Coalition.
"...We cannot be satisfied by jus l
restoring the old coalition," he said.
"Old wine skins must make room
for ne\\ \\ine. \We must heal and
expand. The Ralibo\w Coalition is
making room 'for Arab
Americans... The Rainbowx
Coalition is making room for
Hispanic Americans...The Rainbowx
is making room for the Native
American...The Rainbow Coalition
includes Asian Americans...The
Rainbow Coalition is making room
for the young Americans...The
Rainbow inchides disabled veter-
ans...The Rainbow is making room
for small farmers...The Rainbowx
includes lesbians amid gays."
According to exit polls, Romnney
won the White vote 59 percent to 3q
percent for Obama, which was 3
percent lower than thlie president's
2008 outing. Like Clinton before
him, (Obanma demIonstralted that a
candiidate for national office does
not need a majority of tlie White
vote in order to win.
Blacks, who made up 13 percent
of the electorate in 2012, favored
CONTRIBUTORS: Lynn Jones, Charles Griggs, Camilla Thompson, Reginald Fullwood,
E.O.Huthchinson, William Reed, Andre X, Brenda Burwell, Marsha Oliver, Marretta
Latimer, Phyllis Mack, Tonya Austin, Carlottra Guyton, Brenda Burwell, Rhonda Silver,
Vickie Brown, Rahman Johnson, Headshots, William Jackson.
Obama o\ er Romnevy 9 percent to
0 percent. Latinos, who made up 10
percent of the electorate. preferred
Obama by a margin of 71 percent to
27 percent. Asians, 3 percent of the
electorate, supported Obama over
Romney 73 percent to 26 percent.
The remaining non-White groups.
with 2 percent of the electorate,
backed Obama by a margin of 58
percent to 38 percent.
Obama won the 18-24 category -
11 percent ofl th electorate (0 per-
cent to 3( percent for Ronmney. 1Ie
also won the 25-29 age-group,
which is 8 percent of voters. 00 per-
cent to 38 percent.
Those describing themselves as
gay, lesbian or bisexual 5 percent
of voters faIvoted Obamna over
Romniey 76 percent to 22 percent,
compared with straight voters 95
percent of tihe electorate who
were evenly divided, within Obamta
and Romncy each receiving 49 per-
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Fiftyv-eight percent of union
households 1S percent of the elec-
torate supported Obama this year.
down just one percentage point
from four years ago. They support-
ed Obama at even higher rates in the
swing states of Ohio. Wisconsin and
Despite Jackson's early coalition-
building efforts, it's no secret that
relations between Obama and
Jackson are as chilly as the temper-
ature was on the day Obania was
first inaugurated as president.
The friction was exacerbated in
July 2008 after Jackson had been
interviewed on Fox New\\s. When the
television interview was over,
Jackson, apparently unaware that
his microphone was still live. told a
t'ello\w guest: "See. Barack's been
talking down to Black people...l
want to cut his nuts 1oft'."
Not surprisingly, the relationship
between the two immediately went
south, so to speak. An understand-
ably mift'ed Barack Obama has
since kept his distance from
But as Obama reaches out to
Republicans whose stated goal was
to make sure he didn't get re-elect-
ed. perhaps it's time for Obama to
have detente with Jackson. The leg-
endary civil rights leader has done
his penitence. Because of what
Jackson later described as his
"crude and hurtful" comment -
made at a time African-Americans
were hoping to elect their first Black
president many Blacks mentally
shipped Jackson off to a political
Siberia, a never-never land where
they didn't care if he w\as never
heard from again.
As Obania extends the olive
branch to his ardent political foes.
he should invite Jackson to \ isit him
in the White House. If nothing else.
President Obanma can thank Jesse
Jackson tfor paving the way for his
two memorable victories.
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By William Reed
Naughty, naughty, naughty
We like to party,
I know you hate it 'cause
I flirt with everybody
Superstorm "Sandy" caused the Obamas to cancel their 2012 White House
Halloween party. There's been a Halloween party and trick-or-treating at the
White House every year since 2009, when the First Couple threw a star-stud-
ded, "Alice in Wonderland" themed-party and Michelle wore a cute leopard
costume. From their initial year in the executive mansion, the First Couple
set a pace of fun and frolic. While Barack has avoided racial issues through-
out his presidency, there's no question that the Obamas have the culture and
creativity to throw some cool parties.
President Obama spent more on White House events and dinners than any
previous chief executive. Domestic affairs, or foreign dignitaries, the First
Couple "entertained" at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Though Kwanzaa never
made the grade, an event that's celebrated annually is the president and First
Lady's You -1I'd this publicly. Undo Hanukkah Party.
The White I louse celebration of the blues, during which Obama sang and
lie, his wife and guests boogied in the East Room to some of America's
greatest musical legends, is just one of the command performances and
swinging parties they've thrown. The Obamas have also enjoyed a rendition
by rap artist Common and were treated to an "ole time" review by Motown-
era surviving stars.
The Obamas have "done it on the good foot" while they have been at the
White House and have left American taxpayers with some pretty big tabs.
But, among the many who attended events there, "a good time was had by
all." The Obamas hosted congressional leaders, honored Stevie Wonder with
a glitzy tribute concert, and invited the a cappella group "Sweet Honey in the
Rock" to perform.
On Obama's 50th birthday, Aug. 4, Charles Barkley, Chris Rock, Jay-Z
and Tom Hanks honored the POTUS in the Rose Garden. Performances the
Obamas have held over the years at the White House include salutes "to
Broadway," "music of the Civil Rights movement," and a "dance tribute" to
dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison.
The White House got some mainstream media criticism for their decision
to invite the Rev. Al Sharpton to the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast,
while excluding top leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's
largest Protestant denomination. What the mainstream media misses is that
the Rev. Al is on the White House's Black "A" list. He's a strong Obama
supporter and a "frequent Black visitor." Others in the league with Sharpton
are disc jockeys Ste e Harvey and Tom Joyner. Ardent Obama defenders.
both I laruvey and Jovner are enthralled with the proximity to power the
Obamas alforded them and will use all of their clout to keep Barry and
Michelle, First Family forever.
"'The Tom Joyner Morning Show" airs in more than 100 markets and
reaches an audience of more than 8 million, and Steve Harvey has shows on
radio and network TV. With the assistance of the Obama White House.
Joyner and Harvey have been transfonned from mere entertainers to
thoughtful political pundits. Joyner joined the Obamas to greet Tuskegee
Airmen at a screening of "Red Tails" in the family theater at the White
House. On the day of their 20th anniversary. Michelle shared the story of
her first kiss with Barack on Steve Harvey's show.
As Black audiences celebrate their "Step-N-Fetch-It" syndicated radio
shows, consider thatloyner HatVHahd Michael Baisden. epitomize what is
wrong avjth our imjight,' ad: aL t'onnation. Their programming has the
power to make their Black adult audiences stay in tune with syndicated radio
programs' "group think."
Obama and friends may have "partied with a purpose" while in the White
House, but their four years in office must be considered a disappointment for
Blacks. All that glittered in the White House between Obama and friends
wasn't exactly gold for all. Fess up. having a Black family in the White
House has enhanced racial inequities rather than challenging them.
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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.
Thanksgiving Gratitude Service
The greater Jacksonville community is invited to join Onelax, 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 Auditoriumi and
Chapel at Edward Waters College, 1638 Kings Road. For more inforima-
tion e-mail onejaxgiunf.edu or visit \vVww.onejax.org or call the interfaith
hotline at (904) 620-1JAX (1521)).
Community Come Together Cookout
& Stop the Violence, Stop The Silence
On Saturday November 17th at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Greater 'l-Beth-l l
Divine Holiness Church is having a free health fair, community cookout
and free bread give-away. Take advantage of this e\ent and spread the
word. Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr. pastor, officers and members of the
Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness church located at 723 \W. 4th Street,
invite the community to worship and be their special guest at their 1st
Annual Stop the Violence. Stop the Silence Day Celebration, No\ cnlber
18th, at 1 la.m. and 3 p.m. A great program has been planned for this occa-
sion. Ken Jefferson, Channel 4 Critme Analyst expert \\ill be the speaker
for the 11 a.m. service and Reverend Leonard Dantiler, Pastor of
Community of Christ church \\ill be the guest speaker for the 3 p.im. ser-
ice. Civic and political leaders will share information about the commnulnl-
ty. If you have any questions please contact our pastor Bishop Dr Loren/o
Hall Sr. at (904) 710-1586 or the church office at (004) 374-31)40 or e-mail
gospell75(aaol.com. Dinner will be served after each service.
EWC Annual Christmas Concert
Featuring the EWC Concert Choir
The EWC Choir will present a concert themed "Sing Noel." Music from
all genres will be performed, including works from Mozart and Christmas
Spirituals and Gospels. It will be held Friday, November 30th at 6 p.m. in
the Milne Auditorium, 1658 Kings Road. The concert is free and open to
Christians in Fellowship
Reverend Steve Jenkins Pastor, of St. Jolin Missionary Baptist church will
celebrate its A\nnual loiIecominig IDay (Celebration on Sunday, November
25th. Pastor .Jenkins extends this invitation to pastors and their congrega-
tion to help celebrate the grand occasion. Sunllday school starts alt 9:00 aiit..
with morning \worship at i1t0:00) am. The celebratory theme for the day is:
"iods proImise to us all" Luke 24:49. Saint John Missionary Baptist churchh
is -"T'he (Church where everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord."
For more information contact Sister MNalissa Israel at (904) 365-0146 or call
(Q04) 355-4080 or visit (lthe church alt 740 Brdier St.
Brooks Scholarship Meeting
ilhe Jailues V. Brooks Mellorial Scholarship ('onunittee will meet this
Saturday No\emnbet 17lth at 10 a.in. at Mount NMonah African Methodist
Episcopal church h located at 10 SIS Melson A\ c. All former band parents.
now\\ adult hand lICmemibers, co-\\ orkcrs and 'lfiends are asked to attend. IFor
more inltorllmation please contact the folilo\\ing committee members: Pearl
Mlacke\ at t(04) "65-3"291, Martha Salar\ (904) -64-2150, or Shirley Bing
Food Pantry Available
i helping H lands Depot has joined tile fight to eradicate hunger in the world
hb creating a food palttti lfor those in need Hli depot is pio\ hiding free gro-
ceries to the coiiitIImutii \ cr\ 3I d Saiul dait\ of c,t'chi month folll I 11 a i.
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Appeals for Sandy
lie National Baptist Convention.
I. SA. has issued an appeal for disas-
ter relief contributions to aid faint-
lies impatcted by HuirrTicane Sandy.
II a letter to member churches.
NBC. I'SA President Julius R.
Scruggs said. "lHurricane Sandy's
impact along the eastern seaboard
has brought devastation to all that
w\\as in its path, Many" of olur
National Baptist C(hurches and tfan-
ilies suffered tremendous loss.
HurrTicane Sandy may have moved
on-but millions are without power,
transportation systems are crippled.
more flooding is expected and your
help is urgently needed."
The National Baptist Disaster
Relief' will support communities to
rebuild from devastation cause by
disasters like 1 Hurricane Sandy.
Contributors can go online to
www.nationalhaptislconm to donate
electronically or mail donation to:
National Baptist Convention., ISA.,
Inc. Disaster Relief, 1700 Baptist
World Center Drive. Nashville. TN
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Shown above are actors Vanessa Latimer and Jennifer Sanhou
Black Catholic's History Honored at St. Pius
The U.S. National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus designated November
as Black Catholic History Month in 1990. In honor of the event, St. Pius
and Church of the Crucifixion, presented a history program on Sunday,
November 11th at St Pius Church. to a capacity crowd. Four Saints were
portrayed by church members: Venerable Mother Henrietta Delille por-
trayed by Vanessa Latimer. Servant of God Mother Mary Lange, portrayed
by Jennifer Sanhou ( in photo). Venerable Pierre Toussaint. played by
Karev McDougald. Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton. played by
Sister l)elille ser ed the sick and poor and taught catechism to black chil-
dlen. State officials felt there was no need for nuns of African descent and
closed down her efforts to organize a religious community With persist-
ence. she founded the Sisters of Holy Family in 1842.
Mother in. Lange. born in Haiti. moved to Baltimore founded the first
superior of the Oblate. This congregation would educate and evangelize
African Americans to aide the sick and provide homes for orphans.
Venerable Toussaint he is credited with being the father of Catholic
Charities in NY, he is up for canonization. He played a vital role in provid-
ing resources to erect Old St Patricks Cathedral .but not allow to attend
mass there, he is buried under the church.
Father A. Tolton. is identified as being the first priest of African descent.
his parents \were brought here as slaves, he had to leave the U S and go to
Rome inll SSO' hr \\as ordained in 1886.
This year w as the first time the two spiritual institutions join together to
commemorate the contributions of Black Catholics.
COGIC Bishop Inaugural Celebration
Sa\ e the date for the Inaugural Celebration banquet honoring Designees
(Taryx I. Hall. Sr. Friday. November 30th at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency
I hotel. 225 F. Coastline Dr. The theme for the e\ent is from Psalm 78:72.
"Leading with a true heart and skillful hand." The Inaugural address will
be presented by Bishop Charles E. Blake. Sr.. Chief Apostle and presiding
Bishop. Church of God in Christ. For tickets and more information please
contact Deborah Maiden (904) 662-0697 or call Gail Matthews (904) 662-
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
18th. and 25th). Rounding out the festivities is the church Fall Festival.
Saturday November 1 7th. 10 a.m. 3 p.m. The festival \will be a day of
community outreach and involvement which will consist of: health aware-
ness. food. nutrition, fun and fellowship with many other opportunities to
help our community. Vendors are welcome to participate. For more infor-
mnation call Catherine Andrea at (004) 742-2310. First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church is located at 4835 Soutel Dr.
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464
Sunday Mornindg Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Middavy"
12 noon-I p.m.
The Word from the Sons
and Daulghters of Bethel
3rd Sunday 4:00 p.m
Come share In Holy Communion on 1st Sunday at 740 and 10:40 a.m
Grace and Peace
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Supreme Court Will Take New Look At Voting Rights Act
by Mark Sherman, 1 IP
WASIHINGTON -- The Supreme
Court has revealed it will consider
eliminating the government's most
potent \weapon against racial dis-
crinmination at polling places since
thile liQO0s. I'h court acted three
days after a diverse coalition of vot-
ers propelled President Barack
Oba(ma to a second term in the
With a look at affirnlati\e action
in higher education already on the
agenda, the court is putting a spot-
light on race by re-examining the
ongoing necessity of laws and pro-
grams aimed at giving racial
minorities access to major areas of
American life from which they
once were systematically excluded.
"This is a term in which many
core pillars of civil rights and path-
wavs to opportunity hang in the bal-
ance," said Debo Adegbile, acting
president and director-counsel of
the NAACP Legal Defense and
In an order Friday, the justices
K agreed to hear a constitutional chal-
lenge to the part of the landmark
Voting Rights Act that requires all
- or parts of 1I states with a history
of discrimination in voting to get
federal approval before making any
changes in the way they hold elec-
The high court considered the
same issue three years ago but side-
stepped what Chief Justice John
Roberts then called "a difficult con-
The new appeal from Shelby
County. Ala., near Birmingham,
says state and local governments
covered by the law have made sig-
nificant progress and no longer
should be forced to live under over-
sight from Washington.
"The America that elected and
reelected Barack Obama as its first
African-American president is far
different than when the Voting
Rights Act was first enacted in
1965. Congress unwisely reautho-
rized a bill that is stuck in a Jim
Crow-era time warp. It is unconsti-
tutional," said Edward Blum, direc-
tor of the not-for-profit Project on
Fair Representation, which is fund-
ing the challenges to the voting
rights law and affirmative action.
But defenders of the law said
there is a continuing need for it and
pointed to the Justice Department's
efforts to block voter ID laws in
South Carolina and Texas, as well
as a redistricting plan in Texas that
a federal court found discriminated
against the state's large and growing
Hispanic population. "What we
know even more clearly now than
we did when the court last consid-
ered this question is that a troubling
strain of obstructing the path to the
ballot box remains a part of our
society," Adegbile said.
Since the court's decision in
2009, Congress has not addressed
potential problems identified by the
court. Meanwhile, the law's oppo-
nents sensed its vulnerability and
filed several new lawsuits.
Addressing those challenges,
lower courts have concluded that a
history of discrimination and more
recent efforts to harm minority vot-
ers justify continuing federal over-
The justices said they will exam-
ine whether the formula under
Which states are covered is outdated
because it relies on 40-year old
data. By some measures, states cov-
ered by the law are outperforming
some that arc not.
Last week's election results also
provide an interesting backdrop for
the court's action. Americans re-
elected the nation's first African-
American president. Exit polls
across the country indicated Obama
won the votes of more than 70 per-
cent of Hispanics and more than 90
percent of blacks. In Alabama,
however, the exit polls showed
Obama won only about 15 percent
of the state's white voters. In neigh-
boring Mississippi, the numbers
were even smaller, at 10 percent,
the surveys found.
The case probably will be argued
in February or March, with a deci-
sion expected by late June.
The advance approval, or pre-
clearance requirement, was adopted
in the Voting Rights Act in 1965 to
give federal officials a potent tool to
defeat persistent efforts to keep
blacks from voting.
The provision was a huge suc-
cess, and (Congress periodically has
renewed it over thile years. The most
recent occasion was in 2006, when
a Republican-led Congress over-
whelhningly approved and President
George W. Bush signed a 25-year
The requirement currently
applies to the states of Alabama,
Alaska, Arizona, Georgia,
Louisiana, Mississippi, South
Carolina, Texas and Virginia. It also
covers certain counties in
California, Florida, New York,
North ('arolina and South D)akota,
and some local jurisdictions in
Michigan and New lanmpshire.
Coverage has been triggered by
past discriinination not only against
blacks, but also against American
Indians, Asian-Ameicricans, Alaskan
Natives and Illispanics.
Before these locations can change
their voting rules, they must get
approval either from the U.S.
Justice Department's civil rights
division or from the federal district
court in Washington that the new
rules won't discriminate.
Congress compiled a 15,000-
page record and documented hun-
dreds of instances of apparent vot-
ing discrimination in the states cov-
ered by the law dating to 1982, the
last time it had been extended.
Six of the affected states,
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, South
Carolina, South Dakota and Texas,
are backing Shelby County's
In 2009, Roberts indicated the
court was troubled about the ongo-
ing need for a law in the face of dra-
matically improved conditions,
including increased minority voter
registration and turnout rates.
Roberts attributed part of the
change to the law itself. "Past suc-
cess alone, however, is not adequate
justification to retain the preclear-
ance requirements," he said.
Jurisdictions required to obtain
preclearance were chosen based on
whether they had a test restricting
the opportunity to register or vote
and whether they had a voter regis-
tration or turnout rate below 50 per-
A divided panel of federal
appeals court judges in Washington
said that the age of the information
being used is less important than
whether it helps identify jurisdic-
tions with the worst discrimination
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San Marco Arts Festival
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.comn or e-mail
info(@artfestival.com or call (561)
Come check out Amateur Night at
the Ritz semi-finals, Saturday,
November 17th, at 7:30 p.m. For
more information contact Ritz
Theatre and Museum at (004) 632-
5555, 829 North Davis Street or
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 mnusi-
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.artistseriesjax.org or call
8th Annual Pearls
The Clara White Mission is gear-
inig up for their Sth annual Pearls &
Cu fflinks Gala, Saturday,
November 17th from 6 9 p.m. at
Citi Headquarters, 14000 Citi Cards
Wav. For more information contact
Nichole Torres at (904) 354-416, or
feel free to e-mail
ntorrest c lairawhiteimission.org.
Bean Soup and Stories
The 14th Annual Bean Soup &
Stories, presented by the Northside
Storytellers League (NSL) of
Jacksonville, will take place on
Saturday, November 17th from 11
a.m. 2 p.m. at the Inman
Memorial United Methodist
Church, 5334 Old Kings Road,
North. Featured storytellers w\\ill be
from Jacksonville and surrounding
areas including Pat Nease, Jim
Middlestadt, the NSL and Tale
Tellers of St. Augustine. After sto-
ries, bean soup, cornbread and
cookies will be served. For more
information, call Mary Webster at
Guided Bird Walk
at Fort Mose
Fort Mose Historic State Park will
host a guided bird walk on
November 18th, from 8:30 to
10:30 am. Bird enthusiasts will find
a variety of herons, egrets, wood
storks, hawks and owls. 'For more
iiifo contact park staff at 823-2232
or elnial l ca l Ni w .o m s klp, sltcs l1 us
E3 Celebrates 3
The E3 Business Group w\\ill cele-
brate their 3rd Anniversary,
Tuesday, November 20th at the 1'3
Center for lintreprenieurship
DlevelopmCent ('Center. Ior more
details visit xw\\v\\.e3business-
group.org or emC.il, e\ erisiSaCbuhsi-
nessgrot0p.us or call the office at
at the Cummer
Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance
Jazz, Jacksonville and the lHarlemc
Renaissance on display,
Wednesday, November 28th ftiom
6:30-S:30 p.m. at the (Curniner
NMuseumL 821) Ri\erslde A\e. [-or
more details call L)04) 35-6-t5" or
\ visit the rnuseCumL i \\ebsie t; i
A Night with Stars
Friends of Elder Source presents
"A night with the Stars" honoring
advocates and caregivers of elders,
Thursday, November 29th, 5:30
to 8:30 p.m. at the University of
North Florida. For more informa-
tion call (904) 391-6692 or visit
The IW\V Chol \ will present a
concert themed "Sing Noel."
Music from all genres will be per-
formIedC, including \works from
Mozart and (Christmas Spirituals
and Gospels. It will be held Friday.
November 30th at 6 p.m. in the
Milne Auditorium, 1658 Kings
Road. The concerIt is free and openly
to the public,
Once a month, the RitZ others an
open rlic for poets and poetry
lovers of all ages. Show off your
o\\ n talent for verse, or just come,
listen and soak up the creative
atmosphere. Spoken Word hits the
stage Thursday. December 5th at
-'00 p.m. For more information call
t)(04) (32-5555 or \ isilt \\ \\.rit/-
acksonI ille coin. The Rit/ is locat-
cd at S21) North Dla\ is StIlcc
Finals at the Ritz
It's almostt o er' tIlie Ritz 1'heatel
and museum Amateur Night Finals
will take place on Friday,
December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets on
sale now! For more information
contact Ritz Theatre and Museum at
(904) 632-5555, 829 North Davis
Street or visit www.ritzjack-
Become a Brand New
The Brand New Woman
Conference will be held Saturday,
December 8th, at the Sheraton
Jacksonville Hotel, 10605
Deerwood Park Blvd., promises to
educate and motivate. The confer-
ence is dedicated to addressing the
total needs of ,women highlighting
nioney management, careers and
relationships. Special guest is best-
selling author Brenda Jackson. For
more information e-mail
The Children's' Christmas party
of Jacksonville will be held.
Saturday December 15th. 9:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jacksonville's
children, 12 years of age and
longere. who otherwise might not
reci\e to)\s tor ('hristrmas. w, ill be
treated to a timn day in celebration of
ills important holiday. For more
intuorination call (904) 350-1616 or
\ isi \\ \ \\ .ccpo.orlg.
34th Grand Reunion
The 1962 Class of Douglas
Anderson High School =107
extends an invitation to all Fiery
Dracons and friends to join in a cel-
ebrating their 50th year and 34th
Grand reunion, Friday, December
22nd at the Wyndham Jacksonville
River Walk Hotel, 1515 Prudential
Dr., For additional information
contact Sam Davis at
sdavisjr662att.net or call 318-8957.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
will present the Chocolate
Nutcracker Saturday, December
29th, at the Times-Union Center in
Downtown Jacksonville. The per-
formance is an urban spin on the
holiday classic The Nutcracker
incorporating African dance, Ballet,
Hip-Hop and Jazz, while telling the
story of a young girl named Claire
who travels the world in a dream
with her Chocolate Nutcracker. For
tickets or more information, call
Gilbert Grand Reunion
The Matthew W. Gilbert Junior-
Senior High School will hold their
Annual Grand Reunion for students
and teachers 1952-1970 at the Hyatt
Hotel January 4th & 5th. For tick-
ets or more information contact
Ken Manuel at 705-1835 or Lula
Jones at 766-9978.
B.B. King the King of the Blues
in concert Sunday, January 6th at
8 p.m. at the Florida Theater. The
King of Blues continues to wear his
crown. singing and playing the
blues with relentless passion. For
ticket information call (904) 355-
2787 or visit
www.floridatheatre.com or email
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JCCI Forward Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Today With JCCI 2025
Continued from front
and Jacksonville has to be ready,"
said event Tri Captain Cherise
Community involvement incorpo-
rates multiple facets including an
online survey, volunteer opportuni-
ties, networking sessions and hands
Ike Igwe-Onu, Richard Nan, Jeffery Pearsall and Raie Dailey
on participation, present to get feedback from their
Representativestroin the J('('I visioning workslieet which asked
2025 campaign a long range plan diverse iSCiestions about citizen eon-
lor jacksonville's tillute, were also cerns on living in Jacksonville.
Wilks also noted that a similar
model has been initiated in San
Antonio Texas. If 'JCCI has its way,
Jacksonville will also be on target
for the future with a "community
owned initiative." Take the survey
online at www.jax2025.org, or call
the JCCI at 396-3052.
Studies Show People Living in Traditionally Black Neighborhoods Leading Healthier Lives
Cancer and heart disease rates are
lower in African Americans and
Hispanics who are over age 65 and
live in predominantly minority
neighborhoods, a recent study
Many share values such as close-
knit family ties and respect for eld-
ers which appears to translate into
lower cancer and heart disease
rates. In other words, less discrimi-
nation and stress may simply add
up to better health. Few comprehen-
sive answers are provided in the
new study in the American Journal
of Public Health.
But Loma S. Bouldin, who has
lived in the Richardson Heights
neighborhood in Jacksonville for 48
years may have pinpointed why.
"People walk through our neighbor-
hood and feel safe." Bouldin said.
"I walk about three times a week
through the neighborhood.
"Some people walk, run, and
everything else," Bouldin said,
laughing. "People feel comfortable
and safe walking. It gives you a
positive outlook on life."
Further, neighbors routinely
check on tath other. Illnesses,
deaths, and vacations nmake neigh-
bors even more watchful. Funerals
or hospital visits make neighbor
deliver covered home-cooked dish-
es to front doors. "'We call and
check on each other," Houldin said.
"Or we will call a neighbor and tell
them another neighbor is in the hos-
pital. If there is a loss in the family
we will prepare dishes and take
them to each other. Our conununitv
does that very well.
"We are a close-knit communi-
ty," Bouldin continued. "'We ha\ e
had a garden club and a civic league
that brought neighbors together. We
look out for each other's property\
when someone goes on vacationn."
1 neighbors also walk door-to-door
to share health related intbrnmationt
or work together lor health telatedI
Kimberly Alvare, co-author of
the new\' studV and a Colutmbia
University Ph.D. student. "'Liiing
in the barrio or ethnically dense
communities isn't always bad foir
vour health." The studV exanumined
records on about 5(.000 Af-nitn
Americans and Mexican Aiticl ans,
living in predominantly numnorlty
neighborhoods in severCal states
including I north 'Carolina, Ari/ona,
Calitfornia, Colorado, I e\\ MNexico,
and IFexas. Faliniting ncarlI 2.800
At'tlcaln Ame:ricanlls anld llmorei that
2,300 Nlexicln Amiicans, the
studio unioo\icId lo\\ c i,ites ot can-
cer and hlcaii discsl iIn both
Researchers suspect close ties aIII\
cause neighbors to shtiaC Illfttoria-
lion more tiecl\ iiicliuding data ont
free or reduced health care. And
social supponI ntei\\orks mai,\ m cause
people to take bciitr c.re of then
lcalth, \\luch in turn produces bet-
let health outcoIlme';
Spcciticalls,. A lcan -Amtci lcanis
i1 plcdoll iinanil toiis lit'l e nciglh-
bothioods \\'ice -4 pcicelit less like-
\ to ICpOlt Itlo'1oiu01- illtOCsed lhe tit
lse'.asc' nd "- pc entcit Ic' l hlkcl\ to
Irepot cancel thil.i tll. ose \\ ilth pie-
doI unlllll.llntl\ inon blick neilghboi,,
a.ccotiling o to e inei studio\
\Mexican11 Ait-enIcans in pecdoInu-t
nantil\ llispnic neighborhoods
were 33 and t2o percent less likely
to report heart dtliswae and cancer
than those in piedoiltinanitl nlon-
Mexican American neighborhoods
The problem is a liew snapshot of
America is suLlfacing as baby
boo)imers of all races become older.
Younger generations are dri\vng
'lie nation glows mitore racially
diverse (or, imole bluntly, less
hilte) each year," wrote
Washlington Post columnist tHarold
NMeyerson in an Oct. 30 column.
"-Wile the 2000 Census put
whiles' share of tie LU.S. population
at 69.1 I percent, that share had
declined to (3." percent in the 2010
Census while the proportion of
Hispanic rose from 12.5 percent to
(i 3 percCnt." Me\ person said.
Int ia\\ itmbCe lstotal w ile pop-
ulation itcirease;d b\ lust 1.2 percent
dJu Ing the decade \while the
A Ic'Iln AiimiicIIan sCegicnt gie\\ by
12 1 percent Iand thle Hispanic share
hb 43 plecent )Demilographers pre-
dict that the \ lute share of the U.S.
population \\ ill tall benCeath 50 per-
cent in the 2050 Census.
Oft the nes\ stud\ Sen. Kenny
Alexander said. "The world in gen-
eral has more people of color. You
have more people who are non-
white on the globe. Does race mat-
ter? It depends. There are those who
feel their race is superior and it is
not based on their talent, ability or
"But you also have a new emerg-
ing snapshot of people who are less
likely to want to go to war for
example." Alexander said. "People
want to travel all over the world and
feel safe. It's a new world. The par-
adigm has shifted."
The new study does not examine
the impact discrimination has on
daily life. But numerous studies
ha\e already shown how discrimi-
nationi can create stress, tension.
and stress-related diseases. The top
three killers of Aftican Americans
are in fact stress-related illnesses:
Heart disease. cancer, and stroke.
according to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.
On the one hand, the ne\w study
showed that African Americans and
Hispanics who are over age 65 and
live in predominantly non-white
neighborhoods in five states report-
ed fewer doctor diagnosed heart
disease and cancer.
On the other hand, the new study
did not pinpoint why.
But a 2003 Institute on Race &
Poverty report says stress may
come from a structural system, not
necessarily a neighbor.
"The racial and ethnic ghettos
did not come about by accident."
the report continues. "They were
constructed and are perpetuated
through governmental policies.
zoning regulations. discrimination
in lending, and covenants.
"Contrary to public perception.
the elimination of many overtly
racist policies and practices has not
eliminated the segregation itself."
the IRP report states.
Still. neighbors in minority
neighborhoods may have long ago
reduced policies and practices that
sometimes make people sick.
"We understand discrimination
and have experienced it."
Alexander said. "'We prefer to dif-
fuse it and ease tension before it
escalates. That is our culture."
The face of a new America
Continued from page I
during the GOP primaries. He made
no effort whatsoever in the black
Obama reached out not only racial-
ly and ethnically, but in terms of
lifestyle. Analysts made fun of, and
Republicans derided, his cam-
paign's focus on discrete demo-
graphic and social slices of the elec-
torate, including gays and lesbians.
But the message was one about the
future, not the American past.
U.S. Census numbers tell the
story. In the first decade of the nesw
millennium, the Asian-Amnterican
population rose 43.3 percent, the
African-American population 12.3
percent, the Latino community 43
percent and the white population
just 5.7 percent.
To be sure the president wson
because of his stand on the issues -
- health care reform. Wall Street
regulation, the auto industry
bailout, among others. But his vic-
tory is something more: a sense that
we are all in this together as a soci-
ely. no Iat.lt l \\ho Ce .iei or ho' l
s\e lie our li\ss
A:\ tercan il\\111 now witneIss tils
ne\w Amicleic 1 at the heaiit of tlhe
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campaign offices. In one office in
Virgiia, loi example, the local
campaign manager \\.is Pakistaii-
Anmercan, the \oluinteers were of
every race and background. ille
people heading out to handle the
signup dri\e were Hispanic, andi tthe
event they were working on \was a
concert by Bruce Springsteen.
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Do You Have It?
While diabetes occurs in people
of all ages and races, some groups
have a higher risk for developing
the disease than others, including:
African Americans, Latinos,
Native Americans, and Asian
Americans/Pacific Islanders, as
well as seniors.
This means these groups are also
at increased risk for developing
WHAT IS PREDIABETES?
Before most people develop full-
blown diabetes, they likely suffer
from prediabete,. a condition in
which blood sugar is higher than
normal but not so high that an indi-
vidual is considered diabetic.
People with prediabetes are at
greater nsk for heart disease, and
as many as 65 percent of prediabet-
ics go on to develop type 2 dia-
betes. The problem is that very few
people know they have it
There are three different tests
your doctor can use to determine
whether you have prediabetes:
The AIC test
m The fasting plasma glucose test
or the oral glucose tolerance
The blood glucose levels meas-
ured after these tests determine
whether you have a normal metab-
olism, or whether you have predia-
betes or diabetes.
If your blood glucose level is
abnormal following the FPG, you
have impaired fasting glucose
(lFG); if your blood glucose level
is abnormal following the OGTT,
you have impaired glucose toler-
ance (IGT). Both are also known as
If you fall into a risk group for
diabetes, take some steps to find
out if you have prediabetes, and to,
prevent it from developing into
1. Get tested. People with predi-
abetes won't suffer any obvious
physical symptoms of the disorder,
Tobin says, and the only way to
determine whether you have it is
with a glucose tolerance test. The
most accurate test is an oral glu-
cose tolerance test, which is used
less frequently tliiin tie cheaper,
less accurate, flsting glucose toler-
2. Get to the doctor. In order to
get tested, you have to visit your
doctor regularly. The tests are usu-
ally performed during an annual
physical, but one characteristic
among patients in this study who
had prediabetes is that 17 percent
had not been to a doctor in the pre-
3. Don't live in denial. People at
high risk for diabetes, whether the\
have prediabetes or not, aie olfleni
in denial about it, lobin saxs. But,
she reiterates. "there is something
Vou can t3do about this, aid getl rcil
Il' flM taL slic results." Itf Vol'I e
genetically predisposed to diabetes
or Vlour doctor lhas suggestd thlit
you're at risk, meet with a nutri-
tionist w\ho can help you find lthe
best foods to treat diabetes, and
start w\\alking or 3) inuiiiiites e\ c\
day. Fruits, vegetables and c\i-
cise ne\er landed ,iniomite in llie
Rice and Diabetes: The Link
You Don't Know About
Type 2 diabetes is one of the
fastest-growing health problems in
Americans of all ages.
Now studies are showing that
people who eat more white rice are
at increased type 2 diabetes risk,
and those who eat more brown rice
have less risk.
, Diabetes is marked by unusually
high levels of blood sugar. The
sugar is normally converted into
energy with help from the hor-
mone insulin. Diabetes occurs
when the body can't properly pro-
duce or use insuln
Type 2 diabetes heightens the
risk for various health conditions,
including coronary artery disease.
stroke, nerve damage and kidne%
and eye disease.
Being overweight or inactiie
boosts diabetes risk So does a
family history of diabetes, being
older and of certain ethnicities.
Earlier studies have already\
hinted that increased consumption
of refined carbohydrates, includ-
ing sugary foods and white e breads,
might also raise the risk, and nowx
research suggests that \\hole-grain
foods like brown rice could rCeduce
the likelihood of diabetes.
Why White Rice?
To create white rice, brown rice
must be milled and polished,
which removes most of its vita-
mins and minerals. Milling also
strips away most of its fiber a
Might help to deter
diabetes by slo\\w-
ing the rush of glu-
cose into tlhe
the Harvard School
of Public Helcalth
analyzed rice con-
suimption and diia-
betes risk among
people who had
3 three large studies
of nurses and other
health professionals. Every 2-4
sears, the participants completed
questionnaires about their diet,
lifesiyle and health conditions.
During 14 to 22 years of follow-
up. about 5,500 cases of type 2
diabetes were diagnosed among
Frequently eating white rice
increased the risk of ix pe 2 dii-
betes, the research ic foNund
Those w\\ho reported catiing .,l Icas,
fi\ e w\\eeklI\ se\ ings otf wthie ic.e
had a l o, liigheit rik tlh,liu those
\\ho ate less tlhunt one scillin pci
In conllla, lh lse canh a leasI
two \\eekl\ NserIllge ot itoxi\\n nIIe
had an IP'lo ow r risk of ic\ elop-
ing type 2 diibeets ithlln those c.t-
ing less than one seiNting1 pce
The findings held c\ en atiet 'ct-
entist' ,idiusicd h'to s.c\eral filct0tts
that might Inluencei the lesulit.Ns,
including age. \emcigh ni.1d t1uult\
history of diiabctes
\What Does llhis MeN.i l.For
'ihe researchers calculuItcd thati
replacing just oine-thl d of ,I ti pl-
cal dail\ sei\ ing of \\l litl ice \\ thl
the same ailountl of. broln ii ce
might reduce lthe tipe 2 dlibcItCs
risk by l"0",
The same repliceiient wi ith
other whole grains, such is holeoe
wheat and barley, could le,id to ,a
36")0 reduced risk. the scientists
"Rice consumption in the L.S.
has dramatically increased int
recent decades." sa\s lead author
Qi Sun,. I.D., Sc.D.. of the tlSPIH.
"We believe replacing whlte rice
and other refined grains with
whole grains, including brown \
rice, would help lo\\wer the risk of
type 2 diabetes."
Natural Ways to Avoid
\VWhlial dos it mean to he rcguhlar?
i;lid c'ons liplict''
Most pieoplc avei'clie ;I bowel
oinct a iv ,Iand three lies a week,
liill ct'tnl'lt i oii S is dltflined as aI
tlecCease ill yur usual number of
boxe\\l movemenicts. If' you normal-
ly go once a day, and you sudden-
ly only go once a week, then
you're probably constipated.
What Causes Constipation?
When it comes to constripation,
doctors blame not eating enough
fruits, vegetables, beans, grains,
and other sources of fiber...while
eating too many processed foods.
Fiber helps moves the bowels, but
most Americans eat far less than
the recommended 20 to 35 g of
I'iber a day.
Also, women tend to have adtli-
tlonil bho\ l chlallnii!es: TI hey get
conistilpletd in tlic week Ol so
I'Cloie iCi'iislt ilatioii, because Ilu-
ils that 1toiiaiIll i llow to the
colon, soltening mind lmoviig
stools. aIe CI m ell d in other parts
ol the hodl\. Also, lihorliillonal
chuigeis \li le' p regnani and
ilbdotl inii l plCissUile loimn child-
blith ollcII lcAid to Conslipatlion.l.
If \ i e i 'c\'expet'iiliLiii g coinslipa-
tOlli, iclIt C.',in h A"s sinI ple ;is etl-
IlI Ihl e l'l ic fIt'I oods onil a Irg-
tulai bI'.sis Il1d bleing mihi e acli e.
Pre cntiini ('Constipation...
)on'it skip meal's. lDieting
o tIne ii olten get constipated
bhcL:ans thlc\ catl onl\ one large
ineial Ida\. si\ s Joanne A.P.
\\ ilson, 11), .1 gasirtenterologist .
"I a*.lni s'iiitul.iics the reflex that
ci isi.s sit 0 it)o l o\ e tolA ard inl
the C t \\ lien notlllllg inlo\es,
\on c n,'l p|ass sito l lieaklhst is
i ticu'. l 1\ l i ipoli t l,U. blccaiise
tllit' \ ih. st s \OUiT digesil\e
lllVsc' l il\\ln Cl \ dt \
Eat fruit. Fiber creates soft,
mobile stools, says Elaine
IFeldman, MI), professor emeritus
of medicine at the Medical
College of Georgia School of'
Medicine in Augusta. "You don't
have to eat a pound of bran a day;
just treat yourself to three servings
of vegetables and two fruits a day
and some whole wheat bread."
Introduce fiber slowly. "Too
much fiber too fast may solve your
constipation, but it can replace it
with gassiness, bloating, and diar-
rhea," Dr. Feldman says. (Check
out our guide to belly-friendly
Try a supplement. Some
women complain that they can't
digest that much fiber. If that
describes you, or if you're work-
inig fiber into your diet, try a fiber
supplenlent such as Metamucil,
Citrucel, or libercon, says Linda
L.ee, Ml), assistant professor of
medicine in the Division of'
(iastroenterology at Johns
Slopkins University School of
Medicine in Baltimore.
Drink more water. Drink six to
eight S-ounce glasses of water
daily to soften the stool, says
Rolyn Karlstadt, Ml), a gastroen-
teiologist at iGraduate Hospital in
Philadelphia. Fill an empty 64-oz
soda bottle with water and keep it
at Nour desk. then help yourself
until it's gone.
Re-establish regularity. Eating,
especially in the morning, is a
\wake-up call to the bowel. Before
you rush off to work in the morn-
ing. schedule time at home in the
morning to attend to your needs.
t'sually, the bowel is ready to
expel its contents about half anll
hour alltel lthe first meal
Don't strain. Tr ing to force out
hard. drv, recalcitrant stool \won't
relieve your constipation; it may
lead to hemorrhoids and a protru-
sion of rectal tissue through your
anus, also known as prolapse of
the rectum, says Dr. Wilson. If you
really can't go after 15 minutes,
try again later.
Exercise. Exercise stimulates
bowel function. However, heavy
exercise may cause dehydration,
so remember to replenish water
loss by drinking water. Walking,
swimming, or doing any other aer-
obic exercise for half an hour three
times a week may be enough to
help your bowels (as well as the
rest of your body) be healthier.
Doctors agree that, except in rare
cases, you should do your best to
avoid taking chemically-based
laxatives. Why? Excessive laxa-
tive use is likely to make your
bowel lazy, which means that you
won't be able to go without help.
Worse, laxatives often set up a cir-
cle, in which you are constantly
alternating between constipation
and diarrhea, and you never have
regular bowel movements.
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UD Cloaseand Personal With the Newest Housewife:
Furlong. HP happy sofar" Moore said. "But
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" I haven't seen any episodes yet,"
tans, a word of advice: Don't call she added with a laugh.
Kenya Moore the new Sheree. Keep reading for her take on the
I made that mistake when I n
other "Housewives, thie moments
caught tip with one of Atlanta's new she disappointed herself and her
"Housewives", and she made it very v' t i f s n
young fans and for scoop oil a
clear that while she might be bring- trip to ngui tht she
ing as much drama to [he show as
i as much aa to he show as promises will live up to the hype.
Sheree did, she's her own brand of just sa the premiere and
drama ... kind of like beauty queen you do not disappoint. There is
meets drama queen. already a lot of tension with you
Keny a, best known as Miss LISA and
Kenya, best know as Miss USA and Cynthia at the Bailey Agency.
1993, joins the cast of "Real Is this a season-long conflict?
IHousewives of Atlanta" Season 5 Well, YOU know _we bu11p lp
along with fell oeads. Early on, you're in a new
Williams-Stewart, wife of former environment, you're around new
NFL-er Kordell Stewart, and she's ladies and vou bring your own per
already making waves in the very snalit to the table, and you t
first episode, butting heads with d of never k who ou're
Cynthia. But judging from the onn et l with and who
Season 5 trailer, it looks like she
you're going to bump heads with. I
fights with just about everyone ... think it's sort of clear from t(ie first
except Phaedra's husband Apollo, episode that Cynthia and I don't
who she may have a little crush on. necessarily see eye-to-eve when we
So after wrapping tip a season meet. Laughs.
full of drama, is she still glad sheou'd living in LA.
chose to do the showQ: You'd een living i L.A.
chose to do the show? before moving to Atlanta. Did you
"I'm happy that I did choose to do know any of the "Housewives"
this show. For me, it represented a before you signed on for the
big change in my life, and an amaz- show?
ing opportunity to grow my brand, I don't know if you want to con-
experience something I've never sder Lawrence a "Housewxife"
T.J. Holmes Gets a Full Hour
So much that the network
expanded his show to a full hour
beginning this week at l p.m.
I however, the show will only air oni
a weekly basis
The award-winning journalist
reaches deep into topics, emipower-
ing the community with the latest
information and research. With an
extra hour, imagine the possibilities
"I am excited to have more time
to delve into the topics that affect
our community, content that will
ignite, inspire, educate and emnpow-
er us as a passionate collective and
community," hlie said. "The election
proved people of color are a covet-
ed segment within society with
voices that deserve and require plat-
T.J. Holmes forms and time to be heard so
Apparently T..i. Iolmnes is a big resolve and solutions can be imple-
hit on BET's late night show, mented towards greater change."
I'n. m11 lie would love to
Ii, .11 that he's at
liusewil'e" but lie
,.. 't 1 laughlis. | H ll
I've been friends
with Lawrence for
over eight years,
and lie's actually
one of my best
friends. I was
client, and we
just forged a
but I'd also mett
Kandi before aind
had mnet Sherce
I elore, bilut obvi-
'ously she's not a
part of this season.
But I did not really'
know any of the other
giIrls at all.
Q: It's good that Sheree
isn't around this season,
because it seems like you could
possibly he thie nle Sheree of the
Oh hlioney, you can't compare mei
anybody else! Uhl-uh ... \we're not
I golina have that. |lauglis.|
Q: Your "llousewives" opening
credits tagline says it all -- "I won
Miss USA, not Miss
Congeniality" -- but do you have
a life motto? Words that you live
My life motto is something I
remember Bill Cosby saying: You
can't please everyone. So you just
have to sort of strive to please your-
self ... there's no way in the world
you're going to please everyone. So
that's sort of how I am -- I'll dance
to the beat of my own drunm. I'm not
a follower; I feel like a leader. You
either love me or you leave me.
Q: Well, a lot of ladies in this
cast would consider themselves
leaders as well, especially NeNe.
What is your relationship like
The relationship is new, so we're
sort of still feeling each other out. I
think you'll see that during the first
few episodes ... our relationship
evolves ... I think some of the ladies
are very territorial, so I'll let you
guess w\\ho that is.
Q: The big (rips are always the
biggest microscope on the crazy
of the season. What can we expect
I'll say! Well we take several
trips, but certainly the most eventful
is their Anguilla trip. It will
not disappoint. It is drama
from us packing to go oni
the trip to us actually get-
ling off the plane -- it's
just non-stop drama, ten-
sion, everything that the
franchise is known for.
Q: But from what I've heard
and froin the previews, most of
thie drama on that Anguilla trip
revolves around you ... and
maybe you and someone else's
man. What is happening with you
Oh God! First of all, drama just
kind of revolves around me because
I'm almost always the center of
attention. It just happens. But no,
there's no drama around me and
anyone's man. I'll say that ... but
you'll have to watch to see where
those rumors are coming from.
Q: You have a man in Atlanta,
who we meet very briefly in the
premiere, but you had to know
going into this that these shows put
added pressure on every relation-
ship. In previews, it sounds like
you're ready for a ring and a baby.
Are you happy with how this sea-
son turned out as far as your rela-
I totally agree with you. I think
there's definitely added pressure on
everyone, from thile "Housewives"
to their significant others, and some
people really excel under pressure,
and some people buckle.
Obviously, we've seen relationships
succeed or fail tinder this kind of
magnifying glass. But for me, I feel
that whatever has happened with
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me and my relationship happened
for a reason, and I have to thank the
show for that -- the good, the bad
and the ugly of it.
Q: How do you think you
would've fared if you'd stayed in
L.A. and done "The Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills"
instead? Do you think you
would've fit in?
I don't necessarily think that I fit
in with the ladies in Atlanta, but I
make my own way no matter where
I am. For me, it's always all about
me. But I'm a huge fan of the
shows, both Beverly Hills and
Q: Do you think you'll be
happy with how you come across
on the show? It looks like the
cameras caught you at some
tough moments ...
There were some times where I
feel like I got out of character, I lost
my cool, and I disappointed myself
as well as my younger fans who
look up to me from knowing me as
Miss USA. But we're human. The
greatest thing about this show is it is
a reality show, and it's capturing our
lives, and we're not perfect. I'm not
perfect, I don't act like a model citi-
zen all the time ... but I certainly felt
the stress at times being in these dif-
ferent situations with these ladies.
So you'll see some of that. But
you'll also see the fun side of me,
the great side of me and the com-
passionate side, and all of those
things make up who I am.
Hopefully you guys will have a fun
time watching me take this ride.
A ind is .1 tiril'ble
* thn9 b a waste"
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Foin it Wi tMi o Novi MiI m 13 -19, 2012
1 L A C K C0 L L E G E F 0 0 T A L ( e ul sSt nd n s a d :ee ly H o os ) I
I S I Sp1 I hoto
COMEGY: JSU head
coach looks to add Blue Ti-
DECISIONS, gers' nane to SWAC chamn-
pionship menu in showdown
DECISIONS with Alcorn State.
CIAA, SIAC AND MEAC CROWN CHAMPS;
SWAC EAST RACE DOWN TO FINAL GAME;
MILES, FORT VALLEY ST. IN D2 PLAYOFFS
November 10 Miss Valley State 22, Prairie View A&M 20
Alabama State 31, Southern 30 NC A&T 17, SC State 7
Alcorn State 34, Texas Southern 24 Norfolk State 30, Morgan State 0
Ark.-Pine Bluff 24, Grambling State 17 N. Greenville 10, Va. Univ of Lynchburg 3
Bethune-Cookman 49, Savannah State 7 SW Assemblies 24, Texas College 13
Central State 51. Kentucky Wesleyan 7 Southern Virginia 17, Edward Waters 10
Charleston WV) 62, West Virginia State 0 Southwest Baptist 43, Lincoln (MO) 12
Delaware State 35, Hampton 27 Stillman 28, Concordia-Selma 26
Florinda A&M 22, NC Central 21
Georgia Southern 69, Howard 26 SIAC Championship Game
Jackson State 35, Alabama A&M 21 Tuskegee 55, Fort Valley State 24
Langston 27, OK Panhandle State 20 CIAA Championship Game
Lock Haven 15, Cheyney 7 W-Salem State 34, Eliz City State 19
CIAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Winston-Salem State 34, Elizabeth City State 19
Reserve quarterback Anthony Carrothers (7-11-0, 120
yards) threw three second-half touchdown passes as undefeated
CIAA defending champion Winston-Salem State pulled awaN
from Elizabeth City State in the second half to win the league's
championship game Saturday in Durham, N. C.
WSSU (11-0) tell behind 9-0 in the tirst quarter before
two second quarter touchdown passes front starting quarterback
Kameron Smith sent the Rams into the break leading 14-I The
East Division champion Vikings (7-4) came back to scote tenll
unanswered points and go up It)-14 in the third quarter before
the Rams took over.
Carrothers. inserted in llthie second half after S1ith it\as kept
out with a shoulder injury, thirex hit lisst I'D pat s
Follow ing a muffed puni by the V\'ikings that \\'SSL'
recovered at the ECSU 10t.. Two pla1 ,. later, the 5-
6 transfer fiom Giambling hit FB Ricky Rozier
on a 4-vyard TD pass \with 3:25 left in the third.
Alejandro Suarez missed the PAT but the Ranms
CG'rothers led 20-19, a lead the\ would not ulltneiidei.
Jameze Massey (6 lec. 115 \atds). %\lio caught
a 26-yard TD pass from Smith in the tirst half, hooked up w ith
Carrothers on two second-half scores foi the tinal margin Masse .
named WSSU's ganme MVP. caLught a hubble-screen stand w found
his wav in from 21 Nyards out with 12:22 to plat and then caught al
53-yard fade pattern dow n the right sideline ftoi a score with I10 42
left. ECSU would not threaten again.
ECSU QB Namon Jones (24-48-2, 260 \ards) hit Anthony
Jones from 6 yards out to put the Vikings up 16-14 ealy inl the 22nd
half. ECSU defensive end Brad Jones led the Vikings' defensi\c
effort with four sacks, including a sack. strip and recovery in the
end zone for ECSU's tirst touchdown. X'CSU placekicket Brett
Symonds kicked thru a 44-yard field goal to open the scoring and
added a 22-yarder midway thru the third quarter to give the Vikes
a 19-14 lead.
SIAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Tuskegee 55, Fort Valley State 240
Tuskegee RB Derrick Washington ran for 224 yards and
two TDs and amassed 331 all-purpose yards as the Golden Tigers
(9-1) thrashed Fort Valley State (8-3) in the second annual SIAC
Championship Game in Atlanta Saturday night.
Washington, a transfer from Missouri who led the SIAC in
rushing during the regular season with 1,175 yards, got his cham-
--- pionship game rushing total oni just 16 carries
(14.0 ypc.) and scored on 75- and 4-yard runs in
the second half. He also hauled in a 74-yard TD
pass in the third quarter cn route to being named
the title game's MVP. Washington finished withI
four catches for 107 yards.
Tuskegee senior DBs Adam Lucas (78 yards)
and William Buford (50 yards) both returned
Washington interceptions thrown hy FVSUI QB Antonio
Henton for touchdowns. The Tuskegee defense
returned the three Henton interceptions for I 83 yards. Tuskegee
QB Justin Nared was 8 of 14 for 178 yards with one pick.
Henton (18-38-3, 274 yards) did hook up with RB ''Travis
Richmond on a 62-yard TD that put the Wildcats up 15-13 in the
second period. Richmond, who later scored on a 12-yard run,O
finished with 100 rushing yards on 13 carries. Lucas's pick and
score came after Richmond's score and gave Tuskegee a 20-15
lead at the break.
UNDER THE BANNER
WHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS
CIAA FOOTBALL STANDOUTS
r0AZEEZ Communications, Inc. Vol. XIX, No. 15
C IAA AIl ink A,,,r' IAIIN
FINAL DIV ALL
NORTH DIVISION W L W L
Elz. City Stato 6 I 7 4
Chowan 5 2 6i 4
Vilglnin Union 3 4, 5 !
Virgillil Stilt 3 4 ,4
Bowio Sttio 2 !5 5
I incorl I i I !1
SO ltl DIVISION
W-Sal ill Sitlo 7 0 II 1 0
J. C. Smith '5 2 6 ,4
Si Aitgustlno's i 3 3 6 4
Shinw 3 14 4 ;
Livirll(stolrno 2 b 2
Fayetiovillo Stati 1 6 2 I
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Jameie Massey, Sr. Wide Rocelvef
Rid t; i6 r pCV1rI| O r ILI y.rl rs rrind thiaen 1D r i
rhamplionship galme winr over Elzabeth City Stail
Also Id oier punt ihotu loi 3 yrads anrd Ihreer kckHll
rM turns flr 13 yards.
Brad Davis, Sr., Detenslve End'
Had Iour sacks', ne incdingj a strrp and fumle recovery
for a TD in championship game loss to WSSU
M E A C A M, i r'.......iI
jkkkbv;J. CONr ALL
W L W L
oIthunliit-Cookrina 7 0 8 ?
North Ciolinall Coilhil 5 2 (6 4
Howardi 2 6 41
D)olawaitr Slat 5 6 4
*NCA& I Stao 4 3 6 :
I rioid A&M 41 '4 6
SC Sh1t ': 4 4 6
MolIrIla Stail :1 /
' HIllpton 2 5 2 7
Norfolk Silto 2 (6 4 7
Savannahl Stali 0 7 I 9
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Travis Tarpley, Sr., WR, DELSTATE 6 receptions for
I/I yards and two ouchdowns (83.48), 212
all purpose yanis in win over Hampion
Keenan Lambert, r-So., DB, NSU 4 tackles, 2 solos, I
foi loss (-2 yards), intecepion returned 8 yards or TD, 3
break-ups, 4 passes defended vs Morgan Stale
Deon King, Fr., LB, NSU Returned int15 yards ior TD,
2 tackles, 1 for loss in win over Morgan Stale
William Robinson, r-So., LT, A&T Graded at 91
Chase Vamadore, r.So., PK, FAMU FiveFGs 19. 17.
22 17, 36) inludnmg game wrner vs NCCU
I lampton, VA Two-time champion Winston-Salem State swept
nearly all the top awards as thlie CIAA annotined its outstanding layers
for the 2012 football season.
WSSU quarterback Kameron Smith leads the offense and was voted
the offensive player of the year. Smith completed 170 of 280 passes (60.7,;.,
2710 yds.) and leads the conference with 37 touchdown passes.
WSSU linebacker Carlos Fields, Jr. was named the defensive player
of the year after finishing with 69 total tackles (38 solo, 31 assisted) and
Saint Augustine's Tyron Laughinghouse is the special teams player
of the year. Laughinghouse leads the conference for total yards in both
punt and kick returns with a total of 14 kick returns t'or 562 yards and 12
punt returns lor 184 yards with four touchdowns.
The players of the year and all-Conlference first team were formally
recognized at the CIAA IFoolhall Championship ILuncheon on Friday,
November 9, 2012 at thlie Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. :
2012 ALL-CIAA FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM
TE Kharl Lee, So., Bowie Stato DL ,1 B.atcholoi, ,r., Chowan
OL Jobnri Coleman-Wilson, Sr., Chowan Brad Davis, Si. t:CSLI
I oil Valloy Stalo
DIV CONF AUl
33 I 5 2
1 3 2 6 2
4 0 7 0 9
2 2 4 3 6
1 3 4 5 5
0 4 0 7 1
SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Derrick Washington, Sr., RB, TUSKEGEE -
Rushed for224yards on 18caresanda2TDsOincluding
a 75-yard TD run Also had 107 receiving yards including a
74-yard TD reception in championship game win over Fort
Valley Slate Finished with 331 all-purpose yards.
William Buford, Sr., DB, TUSKEGEE 8 tackles,
6 solos, 1 tackle for loss and one ntereplon returned
50 yards for a TD in championship game wn over Fort
SWAC A mI n..Ci...
EAST DIVISION W L W L
Alabama State 7 2 7 3
Jackson State 6 2 6 4
AlabamaA&M 6 3 7 3
Alcorn State 4 4 4 6
Miss. Valley St. 4 4 4 6
Ark. Pine Bluff 7 1 9 2
Prairie ViewA&M 3 5 3 7
Southern 2 6 3 7
Texas Southern 2 6 2 8
Grambling State 0 8 1 9
SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Dray Joseph,Jr.,OB, Southern-32of 46for 349
yards, 3 TDs in loss to Alabama State,
Bill Ross,Sr., LB, UAPB-81ackles,6slo, I sack, 1
recovery 1 interception in win over Grambing
RyanGriffin,S So., LB,JSU 10 tackles,4 solo,1.5for
loss, 1 forced fumble, 35-yad return for TD vs AA&M
Kevin Haymore, Fr, LB, MVSU 5 tackles. 1 lor
loss, 1 break-up, 2 interceptions in win over PV
Charles Hawkins, r-Sr., WR, SOUTHERN- Re-
turned KO98 yards forTD Hadtwo returns for 134
yards Also had 5 receptions for 94 yards, TD
Vincent Maoion Jr., Eliabotlh City Statei
Stodiman GaOrdnier, Sr,. Saint Augustineo's
Miukts Lamwrico Sr., W-Salleom State
Nothanial Hartungo Jr., WSSU
WIR Tvron LIuLhinIghouse, Sr', St. Aug's
JlahIrRIr Botller. Sr., WSSU
QB Kameron Smith, Sr,, WSSU
RB Daronte McNeill, Sr., ECSU
Colon Bailey, Jr., Fayetteville State
KR Tyron LaughinIghouse. Sr..St. Aug's
PK Alejandro Suarez, So., WSSU
TE Jamie DeGeare, Sr., WSSU
OL Rory Nixon, Si., SAU
Kyle Catteilrton, Sr. VSU
Marion Holt, Sr., VUU
Daven Gmy, Sr., WSSU
Chriis Bearden, Jr., WSSU
WR Douglas McNeil, Ill., Si., BSLi
Matthew Coston, Sr., Linoln
QB Jmnlos Stallons Sr., Shaw
RB Dodilck Anderson. Sr,, JCSUL
Jornrll Washlngton Sr, VUU
KR J.ame;o Massov, Sr., WSSU
I'K Stophen Volasquo:. Sr. VLUU
Tennessee State 8 2
Langston 6 4
Concordia-Selma 5 4
Edward Waters 5 6
Central State 4 6
Va. Univ. of Lynchburg 2 7
W. Va. State 2 9
Texas College 2 9
Cheyney 1 10
Lincoln (Mo.) 1 10
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
for 23 yards and passed for 118 yards and a
TD vs Ky. Wesleyan
Robert Martin, Sr., LB, CENTRAL STATE
- Returned int. 18 yard for a TD Aso had four
G. Mahbena, PK, CENTRAL STATE- Had field
goals of 38, 31 and 23 yards in win over Ky
Wesleyan Also hrt on 4 of 5 PATs
SWAC East title left to be decided
('hanmpions have been crowned in every
conference except (the SWAC( and the final
participant in its championship game will be
determined this Saturday.
Jackson State (6-4, 6-2) needs a \win on
the road Saturdlay (1 p.m.) over Alcorn State
to clinch the East Division title and a spot op-
posite West Division winner Arkansas-Pine
Bluff in the Dec. 8 Championship ame :at
Birtninghamn's Legion ltield.
With a \iin, JSl(\ would be tied \\ ith Ala-
bama State at /-2 in the conference play buti
the Tigers w would w\in the division title be cause
they own a 37-34 win over ASI' in their head-
to-head meeting on Oct. 13th, A JSL' loss to
Alconi gives the division title and championship
game berth to the Hornets.
The Alcorn State Jackson State game \\as
played for the past 18 years in Jackson, Ms. tand
dubbed the (Capital Cirty Classic. But Alcorn
officials announced in July that the game w ouild
return to (he Alcorn campus and to a honme-nd-l
In an Lup-and-dow n season. Alcorn State
(4-0. 4-4) and first-, ecar head coach Jay Hopson
have big itns i[ coteientce pla o\ ei (Grain-
bling, Southern and Alabama A&NI and \\ ill
look to spoil the JSl' part,..
JSl' is riding a tour-gai e wx iniiin streak
that began whlien quarterback Clayton Moore
was inserted as the starter. In i\ns overAlabanma
State, MlississippiValley State. G(.mnlulng ,and
last week's 35-21 w in oer Alabama A.-&M,
Moore has averaged over 224 passing yards per
game x while JS' scored 34.5 points per game.t
Moore hlas si\ TDs and four picks over those
Moore hlas also rushed foi 53.) \ards and
10 TDs on tihe season. RicRicichardson hias
been his primary target. The senior w\ ideoit
JSU Sports photo
MORE MOORE: Jackson State quarterback
Clayton Moore (#7) has been a catalyst in the
four-game winning streak that has propelled the
Tigers to the brink of the East Division title and
a spot in the Dec 8th SWAC championship
Game. JSU needs a win Saturday over Alcorn
State to win the title.
leads the league Nwith 1.027 receiving yards
iand nine touchd0o\\ ixs attlmong his 52 receptions.
Richardson is a raging Ic) S yards per catch
and 102. tccei ins yards per game.
\Ve kio\\ w\ ecani' o\ erlookAlcorn because
tlhec beit the (cain xw e pla,t cd tonight." JSl' head
coach Rick Comegy said after iis team's w\in
er A.\&M Satumdat Alcorn State beat A&MN
21-20 oni Oct 13thi
:\Arkansas-l'ine Blufttf (-2,. 7-1 closes out
the regular season at home Saturday vs. Prairie
View A&M (3-I 3-5). I'APB has wins over
both of the East Di vision contenders. The
Golden ILtons bcait Al.abaima State 24-21 on
Sept 20 and knocked off Jackson State 34-24
on Oct t.
Bethune-('ookian and head coach Brian
Jenkins clinched their second Mi\AC title and
autoinatlc FCS playoff berth in the past three
seasons \w\ th its 4)-7 \\ in over Savannah State
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Alcorn State vs. Jackson State in Lorman, MS 1p
Texas Southern vs. Miss Valley State in Houston, TX 1p
Howard vs. Delaware State in Washington, DC 1p
Auburn vs. Alabama A&M in Auburn,AL 1:30p
SC State vs. Savannah State in Orangeburg, SC 1:30p
UT Martin vs. Tennessee State in Martin. TN 2p
Kentucky State vs. Central State in Frankfort, KY 2p
NC Central vs. NC A&T in Durham, NC 2p
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Prairie View A&M in Pine Bluff, AR 2:30p
Va Univ of Lynchburg vs. Edward Waters in Lynchburg, VA 1p
41st New York Urban League Classic
Morgan State vs. Hampton in Bronx, NY 3p
Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Classic ESPN Classic
Bethune-Cookman vs. Flonda A&M in Orlando, FL 2p
NCAA DIV. II PLAYOFFS First Round
Lenoir-Rhyne vs. Fort Valley State in Hickory, NC 12n
West Alabama vs Miles in Livingston, AL 1p
Saturday. The Wildcats (8-2,.7-0) will look to complete
an undefeated conference record when it closes out the
regular season schedule with its annual showdown in
Orlando Saturday (2 p.m.) vs. in-state rival Florida
The Rattlers (4-6.4-3) are coming offa 22-21 win
over N. C. Central Saturday in their first game under
interim head coach Earl Holmes. Holmes replaced
Joe Taylor who announced two weeks ago that he
was retiring at the end of the season but stepped down
NCCL. Howard and Delaware State enter the
final games of the regular season Saturday tied and
in a battle for second in the MEAC with 5-2 records.
Hoaward and DelState meet in Washington. D. C. at
1 p.m. and NCCU hosts North Carolina A&T (6-4.
4-3) in Durham, N. C. at 2 p.m.
Three black college teams make Div. II playoffs
l)etcndng txxo-tinte CIAA chalmtpion
Winston-Salem State got a regional top seed
and Miles and Fort Valley State of the SIAC
also received berths in the 24-team NCAA
Div. II Football Championship field that x\as
announced Sunday afternoon.
WSSU (11 -0). the No. I team all season n
the BCSPTopTen. won its second straight CIAA
championship 34-19 Saturday over Elizabeth
City State and received the top seed in Super
The undefeated Rams will have a bye thru
the Nov. 17 first round and will play the winner
of the game between 4th-seed Shippenshurg
(10-1) and 5th-seed Bloomsburg (10-1) on Nov.
24 in Winston-Salem.
New Haven (10-0), the second seed in
Super Region 1, also gets a first-round bye
and hosts the winner of the lirst-round game
between 3rd-seed Indiana (Pa.) (10- I ) and 6th-
seed Shepherd (8-2) on Nov. 24.
Winston-Salem State heat New I laven 27-7
last season in the Super Region I final to earn
a spot in the national semifinals. WSSU lost to
DIV. II FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
First Round Sat., Nov. 17
Fort Valley State at West Alabama 12 noon
Miles (8-2) at West Alabama (8-3) 1 pm
eventual national runner-up Wayne State (21-14) in
Miles (8-2). who was the top ranked team in
Super Region 11 before losing to Tuskegee to close
out the regular season, is seeded fifth in the region
and will play at fourth-seed West Alabama (8-3) this
Fort Valley State (8-3), the SIAC runner-up, is
seeded sixth in the region and will play at 3rd-seed
Lenoir-Rhyne (8-2) Saturday.
The Miles/West Alabama winner will play at
top-seed Valdosta State (8-2) and the FVSU/L-R
winner will travel to 2nd-seedCarson-Newmnian (8-2)
on Nov. 24.
The Div. 11 Championship Game is scheduled
for Florence. Alabama on Dec. 15.
1. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (11-0))-Defeated Elizabeth City State in
CIAA title game, 34-19. NEXT: First round bye in Div. II playoffs.
2. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (8-2) Crushed Say. State to clinch
MEAC title, FCS playoff berth. NEXT: Closes regular season vs.
3. TUSKEGEE (9-1) Ran by Fort Valley State, 55-24 in SIAC
championship game. NEXT: Idle.
4. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF (8-2) SWAC West champ defeated
Grambling, 24-17. NEXT: Hosting Prairie View in season finale.
5. TENNESSEE STATE (8-2) Idle. NEXT: At Tennessee-Martin
for regular season finale.
6. ALABAMASTATE (7-3)- Escaped with 31-30win overSouthem.
7. MILES (8-2) Idle. NEXT: First round Div. II1 playoff game at
8. JACKSON STATE (6-4)- DefeatedAlabamaA&M, 35-21. NEXT:
Finishes regular season at Alcom State.
9. DELAWARE STATE HOWARD (6-4) Downed Hampton. 35-27.
NEXT: Finishes regular season at Howard playing for runner-up
10. FORT VALLEYSTATE (8-3)-Lost SIAC title game to Tuskegee.
NEXT: First round Div. II playoff game vs. Lenior-Rhyne.
Javarous Faulk. So,, St. Aug's
Barry Trip. Sr.. WSSULI
LB Ken White, So., Livingstone
Chaz Robinson. Jr., St. Aug's
Carlos Fields, Jr., WSSU
DB Curtis Pumphrey, Fr.. BSU
Nigel Rios, Jr.. ECSU
Andre Kates, Sr .Virginia Union
Malcolm Rowe. Sr.. WSSU
PR Jameze Massey Sr., WSSU
P Landen Thayer. Sr., WSSU
Oladimeji Layeni, Jr,- BSU
Tini Green, Sr. LU
Kentrall Harris, Sr. VUU
Donnie Owens, Sr., WSSU
LB Antoine Young. Fr., BSU
Tyheimr Pitt, Jr. LC
Khendra Reid, Sr., WSSU
DB Delante White, Jr., BSU
Joshua Sales, Jr., FSU
Darnell Evans, Sr., SU
Brian Smith, Sr., VUU
PR Tyron L'House, Sr., SAU
P Kvle Jaski, So, :LU
CIAA names football honorees for 2012
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What you can do to improve your child's education
A new study of the American family's "passion points" from Just Kids, Inc. reveals that most families (45 percent) agree
schools and education are their top priority. Yet, parent involvement in their children's education is at an all-time low.
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According to studies by the National Coalition
for Parent Involvement in Education, students whose
parents are involved in their education are more
Earn higher grades and test scores.
Enroll in higher-level programs.
Pass their classes and be promoted.
Attend school regularly.
Adapt well to school, have better social skills,
and even show improved behavior.
Graduate and pursue postsecondary education.
While parental involvement during the elementary
school years is fairly strong, it tends to drop off
dramatically when those children go on to middle
and high school. There are several reasons for this:
Many parents feel that their children should do
their homework alone, or that if parents aren't
experts in a subject matter, they shouldn't try
Middle and high schools tend to be bigger than
elementary schools, and less personal.
The structure of the school day can also be a
problem for parents instead of one teacher
that parents can contact, students have multiple
teachers who don't know them that well.
"Of'all the choices we as parents will make in our
lifetime, decisions about our children's education are
among the most important," says Rose Fernandez,
parent advocate and founder of the National Parent
Network for Online Learning. "Schools need to do
more to get, parents involved and parents need to
raise the bar on what they expect of their schools,
the teachers and themselves."
Fernandez says schools that succeed in engaging
families from diverse backgrounds share three key
Focus on building trusting, collaborative relation-
ships among teachers, families and community
Recognize, respect and address families' needs,
as well as class and cultural differences.
Embrace a philosophy of partnership where
power and responsibility are shared.
"lIfa school district doesn't establish parental involve-
ineirt as a priority, if it doesn't decline what it means,
then parents need to take action," i-'!.- I Fernandez.
Ask the Right Questions
Find out about teacher expectations of student performance. What percentage of the grade comes from
tests, homework and class participation?
Find out about the school's stance on communication with parents. Are there regular check-ins with
your child's teacher. either in person or via e-mail ? Is parental involvement in the education process
welcomed or discouraged?
Find out how individual learning needs are met. Are there individualized education plans tfor students
who struggle? I low are the needs of gifted students met? Are there paraprofessionals available in class?
The ABCs of Parent Involvement
If you want to be mIlore involved in your child's education, but aren't sure hiow, try implementing these ABCs.
Ask Ask children specific questions about the
school day. What projects are they excited I'..i .i
What did they learn in a particular class'.' low
did they feel? Whal were the highs and lows ol'f the
day? Ask, aiid then really listen to their answers.
Advise Yolu can't do homework lor them, but
you can help them establish a study routine, figure
out how to use their tile wisely and organize
their notes, papers and supplies. Show them how
to break large tasks into smaller ones so they won't
be overwhelmed. And you can help tllem figure out
how to research and get answers f'or themselves.
Advocate You know your child better than
anyone. If'you see that your child is struggling
or isn't challenged enough you can talk with
Icachers and counselors to gel hce help or additional
resources Ihey need.
Balance Schoolwork is important, but it's
equally imitportmla that students learn how to
lead a well-rounded aid balanced life. Encourage
your child to join a club or sporl, or parlicilpte
ill other extra-curricular activities. Al'ler-school
activities can help their academic and personal
Be Proactive (;ttling involved early in the
school year can help head off some potcnlial
problems. Butll if problems do arise, don't wail to
take action. initiate dialogue with your child and
with the teacher or counselor so that together you
can find the best solution.
Build Relationships (iet to know the teachers
and administrators at your child's school. Build
relationships with other parents, and get involved
onl cointnittees that al'l'ecC the school. You call be ;a
much stronger advocate for vour child itf you lavc
relationships with tlie people invoh ed in their
( Create Space NlMake sure Your child lias an
appropriate place andtl envirotntent in w which to
Studs. There nLeeds to be roo1tn to spread outt books.
good lighting, and niecessars tools such as diction-
aries or calculators. Some students need a \ ery quiet
environment while others do better with some back-
ground noise. Suit thle study space to your child.
Challenge Don't let your child settle into "cruise
control" and do just enough to get by. Find out what
lie or she is interested in and challenge them to
strelcli their minds in llhal subject. If'11our school
doesn't olfer a subject your child would like to study,
or it' the classes aren't sufficiently chlt;lengintg.
consider other options such as an online course for'
enrichment or extra credit. For example, KIlI has a
wide range of individual courses including foreign
languages and college level AP classes.
('ommuniic'te Keep the lines of l'coitmiiiicationi
open with your student and your school. Make sure
your child knows your expectations and whenic
you are proud of his or her efforts and a:chievemtents.
Slay on top of school communications tools such as
newsletters and bulletins. (;o to parent-leacher con-
I'rences, and make sure youl have contact inftoriua-
tion for teachers and counselors at tlie school.
Other Options to
Help Your Child Succeed
Traditional brick-and-mortar education
isn't always the best fit for every student.
The National Center for Education
Statistics reported that school districts
across thle country had an estimated
1.8 16.400 enrollments in online
education courses for the 2009-2010
Whether it's for a single course or
full-time enrollment, there are several
reasons parents choose online learning
for their children:
Tlhe option to take AP and Hlonors
Filling an academic void with art.
music or other vital subjects not
Resolving scheduling conflicts.
Retaking courses to catch up with
peers. build self-esteem, and
graduate on time.
Faking language classes not avail-
able at the local school.
"1 enrolled my children in Wisconsin
Virtual Academy. an online learning
school which offered a high-quality.
personalized education program." said
Fernandez. "It had a rich mixture of
online and offline teaching tools, inte-
grated lesson plans, and assessments to
make sure my children mastered a partic-
ular area before moving on at their own
pace. It met the needs of my children.
and made it easy for me to get and stay
involved." You can find out more about
online learning at www.Kl'.com.
The bottom line for parents is that you
can make a difference in your child's
education. From small day-to-day
interactions to bigger decisions about
where and hlow your child learns, you
call be a challmpion for your child's
education and they need you to take
up the cause.
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