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Suspect Files Written Plea 1,000+ Young Black Males Enlightened at Save Our Sons
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney for the last of the suspects charged
in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major during a hazing Over 1,000 young mem decisions regarding obeying the
ritual says his client won't have to appear for an arraignment because he from throughout the city attended law, respecting authority and sucalready entered a written not guilty plea. the Save Our Sons Summit last ceeding in school. It was a "life
Cearnel was charged with manslaughter and felony hazing in March. weekend at Ribault High School. changing" event for many of the
Most of the other dozen defendants facing charges in the case were John E. Guns, Senior Pastor of St. participants
charged last year. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1 Ribault student Chris Martin, 17,
Prosecutors say Robert Champion, who was from Decatur, Ga., col- birthed the SOS idea as a vision to *ad "I was wrestling with the idea
lapsed and died after walking down a gantlet of other band members hotanedysmifrbysfblcmlslke yefbig
who beat him with fists and instruments on a bus parked outside an bew nthagso108yarsildoufrrsc."Bte
OlnohtliNoebr21.old. Students came together with acknowledged that his age group,
over 20 community organizations black and white, was in trouble,
Nine Year Old Among First who partnered with the church to particularly teens involved with
address the many challenges that gangs. "It's who you hang around,"
Victims Idientified in Tornado African American males face in the he said. "I know how people can get
Families of victim of the Oklahoma tornado are Jacksonville community and .. aught up in situations."
remembering the lives of their loved ones taken by around the world. The Summit was impactful with
tepwrlstrthswe.The summit was designed to sessions for the boys and their parJa'Nae Hornsby, a 9-year-old girl, is among the equip young men to make positive Iet.Cnnudon page 3
first victim to be identified. Young Hornsby died as the twister passed over the Plaza Towers
Girls, Inc. Tributes Youth
Elementary School in the suburb of Moore.
Her father tried to race from Oklahoma City to get 9
Hornsby from school before the storm hit, but the
highways were jammed.
The family received a call about Hornsby while they waited at St.
Andrew's United Methodist Church, where other parents were hoping
to be reunited with their children.J The state's Chief Medical Examiner released the names of seven victims-in Monday's storm:,Homsby, -Hemant Bhonde ,and-Ky4e Davis,
Sydney Angle, Megan Futrell, Case Futrell and.Antonia Lee
Mayweather is Highest Paid Athlete
Floyd Mayweather is an amazing businessman or has some smart people around him.
The undefeated boxer has managed to leverage his resources and better judgment to become the highest paid athlete in the U.S., earning at
least $90 million this year from just two fights.
At only 36-years-old, the fighter, who's considered the best defensive
boxer of his generation, topped the magazine's Fortune 500 list with his Shown at the breakfast are (1-r): Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr.,
last year top earning of $85 million, with just two fights. Shown above is Girls Inc. Athletics Girl of the Year, 5th Grader Cong. Corrine Brown, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Elder Lee Harris, and Rev.
Others on the list include Miami Heat star LeBron James at no.2 with Tatiana Hooper (center) with mother Theresa Hooper (left) and First R&L. Gundy. T Austin photo a total' of $56.5 million. Surprisingly, golfer Tiger Woods slid into the Lady of Jacksonville and guest speaker Santhea Hicks-Brown. Bishop Jakes Addresses Jax Faith Community
no. 5 slot with earnings totaling $40.8 million. In 2004, the athlete was GilInoprtdhdter203ilsRgsWekectonat at no. 1, all the way through 2011. Coming up at the end at no. 50, Girls atcorpoatedl heldin th r G ireig ts ee areptongs Thousands of Christians flocked to the Prime Osborne Convention Chicago -Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano with $18.2 million,.eka h akl uligt onrteaheeet fae on Center this week to hear the inspirational words of the world renowned
Internationally, it looks like Mayweather is still on top since David omerl n the reti, 8hosenw anc2hgrd howre Dawne Loep theributieve Bishop T.D. Jakes at the city sponsored Interfaith Breakfast. Jakes enlightBeckham is the highest paid athlete outside of the U.S. with $48 mil- tGilinhe5h8had1hgaewowreaudfrteracev- ened the audience on ways to build community partnerships to improve
lion. ments in the areas of academics, activism, arts and athletics. Girls education and reduce crime along with the event's host, Mayor Alvin
VirgniaM an insIncorporated of Jacksonville serves more than 1,700 annually through sup- Brown. The eloquent Bishop lauded Mayor Brown for his efforts in utilizMia W sport services in after-school programs, outreach and summer camps. ing the ecumenical community to assist in curing the city's ills.
Page 2 Ms. Perry's Free Press May 23-29, 2013
Orange Park Native Shares Her SEAcret to Million Dollar. Career
By Jazinin Steele they would always show up early in the next months and years. it. For the busy person that has a
Raised in Orange Park, FI in a mid- the living room. They clapped and Q: You are a busy entrepreneur, lot on their plate or on their mind,
dle-class working home alongside cheered. They always supported us. wife and mother of 4. How do you the book serves as that little piece
her brother and sister, it's safe to say Q: Are your parents a big influ- balance it all? to the puzzle they need to get their
Tiffaney Malott (nee Beverly) was ence on who you are today? A: My whole thing with balance is life in order. Writing more?
groomed for success. The environ- A: Yes. I remember being more taking care of my time with God, my A: I am working on publishing anment growing up was none other afraid of my mom than God because family and myself-, even if it's only other one in 2014.
than a loving and encouraging one. God wouldn't show up and whip 30 minutes a day. Also, turning off Q: If you could change anything
"My mother was my idol and my fa- your butt. They loved the Lord and the cell-phone, television, Facebook in your life what would it be?
ther was my best friend. They al- put that in my heart as a child. and Twitter! All these modem day A: All of my challenges have made
ways, always believed in us and told Q: Your father is no longer alive. conveniences need a time frame. You me the woman hat I am today. A.1us that we could do anything we put Is it safe to say that you are carry- do those thin s and you'll have bal- though when I transitioned out of my
our minds to," recalls Malott. With ing the torch for the both of them? ance. last company, that was one of the
an inherent backbone to face the A: Absolutely, my mom picked Q: Any tips for busy moms on toughest business decisions that I
world, Tiffaney did just that. After cotton growing up and my dad came t getting in the q.t.? ever made. Those relationships were
graduating high school she went on from the projects. Our parents gave A: Well for example, if I am like family and I wish I could have
to college, the Air Force, and back to us their all and I really work hard in watching a movie with my 3 year old changed the way the situation uncollege again. "I was always differ- their honor. My dad died 14 years then I'm mot texting or doing a con- folded. My choices to move on were
ent. Most of my life I was surrounded ago and unfortunately my parents ference call. Or if I am with my hus- solely based on my husband, our
by white people. I learned to hold my didn't live out a lot of their dreams. band, we tam off the television and children and our future.
own in those environments but never Q: Tell us about the fateful con- only person that works for you is out of network marketing, people have focused time together. There's Q: What are you most proud of? quite fit it. I'm a chocolate skinned versation with your father. you. I used to be a supervisor so I know the name Seacret. We have a difference between spending an A: I am most proud of my blended Black woman so it was pretty obvi- A: My dad ALWAYS worked. was stuck to the idea that people had been around since 2005 and sold hour with your family but you're tex- multicultural family. I have 3 stepous that I wasn't one of them (she After retirement he received half a to do what I said. Now instead of em- more $850 million in products in ting the whole time versus having 20 daughters and a biracial daughter of laughs)." Her last shot at college was paycheck. He continued working *in ploying people I attract people. over 40 countries. minutes of focused time. Also, don't my own. My husband being white, at a Historically Black University spite of his health and eventually Q: What's Seacret and why are Q: How has this company put unrealistic expectations on your- we had to deal with a lot of ridicule
(which she deliberately chose) and passed on. Prior to that he planted a you so passionate about it? changed your life personally? self. for our choice to be together.
guess what? She didn't fit in there ei- seed in me, suggesting that there was A: Seacret is a skin care company A: My husband and I both reached Q: Speaking of balance, you Q: What's next for Tiffaney Malther. Malott started her career making a better way to make six- figures, a that derives its minerals and healing a six figure income in our last com- wrote a book called "30 Days to a ott? a decent living in a jelly factory on better way to spend time with family properties from the Dead Sea. Histor- pany and that's huge coming from an Better You" which is being sold on A: Well, I have a few things on my third shift, but a fateful conversation and have more in life. He told me that ically, the Dead Sea is known for cur- ex-jelly maker and ex-janitor but I re- Amazon.com. What motivated that bucket list. We want to go on an with her father turned destiny around I didn't have to be stuck in a factory ing things like arthritis mental alized that there were more aggres- book? African safari, do a genealogy search
for this multi-millionaire entrepre- on third shift making jelly until re- fatigue, migraines, eczema: etc. Our sive compensation plans in this A- This book actually came by ac- of our family tree and travel to the neur, wife and mother of 4. tirement. Almost exactly two years to products not only help with beauty industry and it was a good time for cident. I was hosting a women's Dead Sea! Right now, our favorite
Q: What are some of your fond- the date of that conversation, I got in- but feeling great too! The first thing us to transition. Secret has put out a event and wanted to give a gift to the place to travel is our villa on the Sea I loved about Seacret was its unique- compensation plan that pays so much
est childhood memories? troduced to the network marketing ness. more for the same effort. I can look guests. So I made a pamphlet of a 30 of Cortez in Mexico. Soon, I will reI had a good childhood. My industry Q: What sets Seacret apart from someone in the eye and know that I daysJournal to track their success. launch my talk show and start a leadbrother, sister and I were the three Q: What were some of your hur- other skincare companies? can really help them earn a great in- Afterwards, I started getting calls ership and coaching company where musketeers. I remember when it dles transitioning from a 9-5 to A: No one else derives its product come. We have helped 14 people from ladies that wanted to do the 30 1 can give 100% of the proceeds to rained growing up in Florida; we business ownership in network from the Dead Sea. We are the only earn six-figures in the last 21 months. day journal with their daughters, their charity. would put on talent shows for our marketing? one! We deliver immediate and last- My husband and I earned $1.2 mil- mothers, and their book clubs. I just Q: Any closing remarks?
parents. We'd write up scripts and A: My first hurdle was realizing ing results. Although, there are nu- lion last year in Seacret. got inundated with requests. Then A: Thank you for allowing me to give invitations to our parents and that people don't work for you. The merous skincare companies in and Q: Who is your target market? my husband brought it to attention share today! We are working hard to A: People with skin (she laughs). that I had "writing a booW' on my help Seacret become the next legacy People that are tired of the rat race dream board. We published 2000 company in network marketing. L ittle H a s C h a n g ed in th e and those sincerely looking for copies and they were literally gone in While we focus to help others, we
change. Our personal organization 6 weeks. People still ask to this day hope to brand our company as a has over 25,000 agents and we are about that book. breath of ftesh air to the industry.
Black Financial Experience looking to grow exponentially over Q: I read the book and I loved
Not much has changed since Pru- cans said they have, compared with
dential Financial last conducted its the general population at 82 percent.
"African American Financial Expe- In addition, one in four African- M in
rience" survey in 2011. According to Americans say they have felt anxi- YOUK CREDIT STATUS,
the latest results of the biennial ety or depression as a result of that
study, released Tuesday, African debt.
WILL AFFECT 'YOUR
Americans still face competing pri- Earlier this month, U.S. News &
orities when it comes to building a World Report released the results of
A& LITY TO B U Y A HOUSE,
legacy of wealth. At the top of the two studies showing that while the
list: paying off debt, saving for re- estimated $1 trillion in student loan
tirement and having enough life in- debt affects individuals from all
surance to protect loved ones. walks of life, two groups experience '71
This year's results are based on a some of the greatest repercussions 131
March 2013 poll of 1,153 Ameri- of student debt -- women and micans who identify as African Amer- norities.
ican or Black and 471 general According to the report, 27 percent
population Americans, Prudential of black bachelor's degree holders
notes. had more than $30,500 in loans,
But while the findings compound compared with 16 percent of white
a recent report on the role the Great bachelor's degree holders. Those
Recession has played in perpetuat- African Americans also have higher
ing the wealth gap between racial rates of unemployment, which digroups, African Americans remain rectly impacts their repayment
confident about their financial fu- power.
ture, the report says, with half of Prudential's findings coincide. ColAfrican Americans saying they are lege-educated African-Americans
doing better now financially than are twice as likely to have student
they were 12 months ago, a senti- loan debt, compared with all colment shared by only one-third of the lege-educated Americans, the surgeneral population. vey states, adding that while the
The report's silver lining -- confi- student debt is a sign of economic
dence and optimism -- stands in progress, it also hampers the ability
May 23-29, 2013 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 3
~ ~AAfrican-Americans Retiring
7 Earlier, With Less Savings
The new retirement age is getting population it was saving for retire- *Have the "retirement talk" with younger for many Americans who ment.afincladselogboryu can least afford to retire. Seeking safety rather than growth leave your job. "If your retirement
A new study released Tuesday by has also hampered African- savings don't provide an acceptable '9Prudential finds African-Americans Americans' ability to build their lifestyle, then you should have
retire earlier than the general popu- nest egg. Nearly three-quarters of known that 10 years before you lation on average, despite signifi- African-Americans surveyed have retired," says Johnson. That way cantly lower retirement savings, savings accounts, but they are half you can take appropriate next steps About 25 percent of African- as likely to invest in IRAs and less to help find other job opportunities. Americans surveyed expect to retire likely to invest in 401(k)s than the -Launch a second act. Pursuing before age 60, compared to 20 per- general population. your passion may turn out to be a
cent of the general population. Financial advisor Ivory Johnson profitable new career or at least preAmong current retirees, the average says many African-Americans may vent you for eating up your savings retirement age for African- not be as knowledgeable about the too soon. Jeanne Fox-Alston, 60, Americans is 56, according to the benefits of long-term savings and lost her job at a foundation last study, three years younger than the investments as other communities, spring after spending more than 30 general population. "We didn't have grandpa to put years in the newspaper industry.
Yet African-Americans are also his arm around our shoulder at the She has now started her own busiretiring with a far more meager family gathering to say 'Son, this is ness as an interior designer and profinancial cushion than average, how we pass wealth to the next gen- fessional organizer. WVVEven if they participate in 401 (k)s eration, this is how you save *Parents thinking about retireand other retirement accounts, the money, these are the ways to protect ment should also talk to their chilShown above is Mayor Brown, greeting volunteers Pat Wright, Andrea Braun and Lena Thompson. Prudential study found African- what you have'," says Johnson, dren about the importance of longClara White M mission's M iracle on Ashley Street Fuses Americans have a median savings founder of Delancey Wealth term savings now. Starting early
of $9,000 in their employer-spon- Management. and saving regularly in a variety of
Gourmet Tastes with Community Caring to Aid the Hlungry sored plans, compared to $20,000 Worried about retiring with too investments can help to grow your
among the general population. little savings? Financial advisers nest egg to ensure a more secure The Clara White Mission partnered with local chefs Some of the participants included; Mayor Alvin Lower balances are the result of say it's important to take these retirement. and restaurants to prepare a Farm-fresh, southemn- Brown, Former Jaguar Donovin Darius, Sen. Audrey several factors, the study found, steps: inspired, home-cooked lunch for the 19th Miracle on Gibson and Rep. Reggie Fullwood. Live entertainment including taking loans or withAshley Street. The luncheon was an opportunity for was provided by Akia Uwanda and her band. With the drawals from plans before retirethe community to enjoy a gourmet meal with patrons support of over 200 volunteers, 1,000 meals were ment age for immediate needs. The ranging from the lunchtime business clientele to the served. All proceeds from the event benefit Clara number one financial priority that homeless population. Over 100 local celebrities rolled White Mission's Culinary Training Program for home- African-Americans identified was up their sleeves to assist in serving lunch for the public, less individuals and veterans. paying down debt. For the general
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Participants George Maxey, Apryl Shackelford and Fredrick Preston. Beverly McClain and Richard Collier
Continued from front Lelia Duncan, Executive Director walk away." home. To end the summit Pastor
The boys heard testimonies from of Community Connections of What is the plan beyond the Guns made a Saturday alter call and
other young men who had, at one Jacksonville, which offers day care, Summit is the question that is on asked any young man who knows if .
point, made some bad decisions, after-school programs and transi- the minds of many people. Dr. they weren't on the right path prebut howho ereexperiencedona hsecondor etionamlie housingarkdfor haneedyearfamiilieswateGunske remarked,235 E"I Hhaves aaeqclearorlsummitogambutoawantedis atosemake araavaabl. po
chances. There was also a panel dis- and is part of the coalition, said the vision that will move Save our Sons change to come down. Many young reqes toidvdaswt 4'kes h mo od eet lme a erahdb
attorney and a representative from the cause through. "These young Save our Sons is a movement, Guns sifled "They choose to live." the State Attomney's Office who people are disappearing before our myself and the community partners shared with the boys what happens eyes," she said. "It takes a village, are currently developing a strategy when they are caught up in the It is time to stand up and be that vil- that will ensure Save our Sons conjuvenile system. lage." tinues to reach the young me in our
Ribault Assistant Principal Former Jaguar player Richard community." Dwayne Thomas said, "If we can Collier addressed the youth, "the Participants also viewed skits, only reach 10 to 20 percent of them, questions asked by the young men heard teen speakers, and had an Healthy Liig ke p It Oand keep them going in a positive were phenomenal as they under- opportunity to be on a talk show. A Lvn
direction at least keep them in stand the weight of the surround- DJ was onsite rocking the tumn table high school, the initiative would be ings and worrying about their and attendees enjoyed free food,
a scces."future. Sometimes you have to just drinks, and had goodies to take
Page 4 -Ms. Perry's Free Press May 23-29, 2013
Bu ins Exha g by Wila Reed
Mel Watt is "The Man"
President Obama has named Melvin L. Watt (D-N.C.) as overseer of
Ditie on lif in th AfrcnA eia Disp r by Rep Regi Fu*l -- government-backed mortgage financiers Fannie Mae ad Freddie Mac'
But, there's rising skepticism, on both the left and right, about the affable Carolinian. Questions abound as to whether Watt will become the
What if I told you that there is a ijrm) next director of the five-year-old agency. Both liberals and conservaUnited States based company pay- Ka yes "New Slve Song *Hasi fives disparage the choice.
ing it's workers 25 cents an hour, WThe appointment is fraught with politics and comes after months of
and working them for anywhere ~ n ~ I~ 'ik f ~ '. c ] political pressure from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to name
from six to eight hours a day. M er~it and is W ort D i c ss n a Black to a cabinet position and consumer advocates efforts to find a
What if you knew that the new paradigm for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
staffing agency for these workers moment was when he said, America (CCA). This is a real com- about this issue makes it the gospel, Melvin Luther "Mel" Watt has served North Carolina's 12th congresmake around $6 to $8 an hour just "George Bush doesn't care about pany that states that they are "the and that all private prisons are sional district since 1993. An attorney from Charlotte, Watt previously assigning them to their jobs? black people," during a live nation's leading provider of correc- doing this. served one term as a state senator and served as campaign manager for
Sounds crazy right? Sounds like telethon after Hurricane Katrina. tional solutions to federal, state, But it is true and it is a legitimate former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt. Watt practiced law from 1970 to slavery or indentured servitude I was actually watching the show and local government." issue that needs to be talked about 1992, specializing in minority business and economic development law.
right? and my mouth dropped open in dis- West says, "The DEA teamed up and debated. Some will say well He has also been a partner in several small businesses.
Well today in America private belief. It was bold, crazy, and some with the CCA, they tryn'a lock N's they're criminals, they should have Political heft comes into play when you plug in Watt's senior status on prisons are utilizing their inden- would say "on point" at the same up, they tryna' make new slaves, to work. OK, I can agree with that, the House Financial Services Committee and as a former chairman of tured servants or prisoners to per- time. see that's that private owned prison, but they should have to work on the CBC. Watt played an influential role in the passage of a financial
form work for manufacturing, con- But West's most recent appear- get your piece today." state or federal roads, parks or regulatory overhaul in 2010. That legislation, however, did not address
struction, and other industries at ance on Saturday Night Live is CCA's website also says, "CCA facilities. These private prisons are the fate of the major mortgage lenders, an issue likely to come up durdirt-cheap prices. They are making what has people talking about him benefits America by protecting for-profit companies with lobbyists igOaasscn em
millions if not billions from work- right now. Obviously he dabbles in public safety, employing the best that work hard to make sure that mgpl ba sol secon z ter.tisantonlpltiaevyegt ing prisoners and acting as pseudo politics a bit, but he has gone from people in solid careers, rehabilitat- states like Florida move toward Charlotte is the 18th largest city in the U.S. and the nation's second staffing agencies. dabbling to diving head first into ing inmates, giving back to corn- more and more privatizing. largest financial center. The country's largest bank, Bank of America is
And by the way many of those the pool. munities, and bringing innovative And it's no secret it's big busi- headquartered in Watt's congressional district. Forty-five percent of
who refuse to work for their 25 During the show performed security to government corrections ness. Major profits are being made Watt's campaign contributions for 2009 are from corporations in the real
cents are thrown into isolation for intense versions of two new songs, all while consistently saving so there is all the incentive in the estate, insurance and finance industries. Watt's contributors include their disobedience. "New Slaves" and "Black hardworking taxpayers' dollars." world to make this a legislative pri- American Express, Wachovia, Bank of America and the American
This type of arrangement has cre- Skinhead." Of course, West never Wow! Saving taxpayers dollars is ority. The more you lock up, the Bankers Association. Hugh McColl, former Bank of America chairman ated what some are calling the does anything simple or basic great. However, what's not great is better the workforce. It's a corrupt and CEO, welcomed Watt's nomination and said he's known Watt's for "New Slavery." while he performed,images of the creating this new slavery system system with a flawed foundation. decades.
Let me back up for a moment. Ku Klux Klan as well as slavery because inmates are being used as So I must tip my hat to Kanye Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been "honey pots" for government
"It frightens me that our young flashed on a screen behind hun. indentured servants. I am certainly West new slaves are being creat- appointees for decades. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) black men have a better chance of The most telling words in the not saying that because Kanye ed every day in America. is the regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two mortgagegoing to jail than of going to col- song were when he talked about the West rapped about it or the fact that Signing off from Doooval! finance companies that have operated under federal~conservatorship lege," said the late attorney Johnny Corrections Corporation of there have been several stories Reggie Fullwood since they were seized amid soaring losses during the 2008 credit crisis.
Cochran. Watt's salary is $179,000. The nomination comes at a pivotal moment
Not much has changed since -~for the government-sponsored enterprises, which back half of outstandchanged is how prisons are being Athan $187.5 billion in taxpayer aid. In his role as director, Watt will also
run ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ and- maagd Man saehae- $57OW10mwrdT AT woR14 regulate the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. The government seized
decided that privatization of pris- ~it Fannie and Freddie in 2008 to keep them from going bankrupt. As of
bun sandes on atd edbudget.biotmnyFHAianidpnetferlgnccetdas the ons avesmony an reucestheMarch 29, the companies have received a combined $187.5 billion in Privtiztio certain i nonewsuccessor regulatory agency resulting from the statutory merger of the term or new initiative -it's been Federal Housing Finance Board, the Office, of Federal Housing
around for the past couple of Enterprise Oversight, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
decades. Cities, states, and other S CR9Development governiment-sponsored enterprise mission.
gu overnmen bdiest are al thain to This is not the first time Watt's name has been floated for a top admincut ost~anddesite he act hatistrative position. The CBC lobbied to name him commerce secretary. the economy is turning around, CK07Watt's appointment must be confirmed by the Senate and that confireveryoneis lookng for mreeffi-mation is not assured. A consummate politician, the 11-tr oges
ciecis ndsains;O-"' man has been-6if the Washingtorisc~f 6""-&f ae&d 66 4' M61 il~derstands
Why the public administration -as well as anybody what caused the housing crisis.' Qibam~a said at the
lessn aout rivtizaion Wel, ~news conference. "He knows what it's going to take to help responsible blae Hp-Hp atis Kaye es homeowners fully recover." As much expertise as Watt brings to his
for the lesson of the day. tenure, there's wide agreement in Washington that the government
Most know who West is -he is .'needs to shutdown Fannie and Freddie and replace their large role in the
on Jay Z's record label and started housing finance system. Between Fannie, Freddie and other agencies,
asa alntd oug roucr efreVl 1C r.goi the government is currently backstopping about nine out of every 10
making it big as a rapper. He has new mortgages, stepping in to foster a functioning mortgage market as
also been a controversial figure at the effects of the housing downturn linger. The two financing agencies,
times with some of his music, inter-MFRP 01 which required a massive government bailout in 2008, have returned to
viws andothser m a ic West profitability and are in the process of repaying taxpayers more than
Of curse myfavoite est$100 billion.
Boy Scouts Should 'Be Prepared' to Stick by its Mission
by Dave Steward for their Godly values. Church and then you could have God. Unless I am convicted by Because the Scouts espouse morals make others feel good? We are not
Winston Churchill once said, "to As a private organization, the your sins forgiven. The payment of scripture and plain reason, I cannot and values consistent with mine, anti-anything, and we will not make every man there comes a time in his Scouts has every right to institute money was called indulgences, and will not recant anything, for to many years ago I decided to become apologies for what we believe. We life when he is figuratively tapped and enforce rules and regulations Luther put out a detailed argument go against conscience is neither a volunteer (Central Region adults must not lose focus of our on the shoulder and offered a chance they deem necessary for the fulfill- against indulges and was promptly right nor safe. Here I stand. I can do President). I have given of my time mission-to instill morals and valto do a great and mighty work; ment of its mission and to uphold exconmmiunicated from the Church. no other, so help me God. Amen." and of my money because I truly ues in our kids. unique to him and fitted to his tal- the standards on which they were His refusal to retract his writings, I cannot and will not apologize for believe in the mission of the Scouts. Those who would seek to change ents; what a tragedy if that moment found. Both state and federal courts called the Ninety-Five Theses in my Christian belief that homosexu- This is why I have taken such a our mission should remember that finds him unprepared or unqualified have upheld the Scouts' right to 1517, led to his excommunication. ality is wrong. I cannot and will not public stand against the proposed this battle is not about ideology, but
May 23-29, 2013 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 5
FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 21 27, 2013
Spring Sports Round-Up
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NORFOLK, Va.- Peter Poole's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th the sa artset inning that allowed Darien Campbell to score would be all that Savan-upmn"siJonab State would need as the Tigers defeated eight-time defending chain- son. "But when we pion Bethune-Cookman 1-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference gosmeparsht baseball championship game. h tpe pa
Savannah State Sports Photo -"Iwa awelnumber one pitcher."
PITCHING GEM: Junior plydgm#gis Gary Thomas
Kyle McGowin struck out the defending cham- finished with two
11 in 1 0-inning masterpiece pin, adSU hits and a run in the Jackson State baseball team
DIAMONDas Savannah State beat head coach Carlton caposi ae
Bethune-Cookman 1-0 for Hardy. "We knew Cruz and Curtis each recorded a hit and two RBI.
GEMS MEAC baseball title. coming into the The game will be aired in its entirety Monday, May 20 at 9:00 p.m. on
NEWHOOS CACHS AALAAMA&Mtournament that in ESPNU. Next, JSU earns the SWAG automatic bid to the NCAA Tournaorde forus t win ment and will move on to the Regionals to face a team to be. announced CLAFIN;SSU PV IN ASEALL ITLS tis camponsipduring the 2013 NCAA Baseball Selection Show on May 27. The selec_____________________________________we would have to tion show will air on ESPNU at 1 p.m. (CT).
Savannah State baseball team play Cookinan. Our
kids played hard. 2013 BASEBALL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
UND R T E B N NERPitch to pitch and inning by inning. It took a total team effort for us to win Leo Rojas Alabama State
UNDER________THE_____BANNER______ this game." Dillon Cooper -Alabamna State
WHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS It is SSU's first MEAC baseball championship and their first confer- Angel Polo Alcorn State
Stephen Wallace Southern
ence title since winning the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Confer- Jerry Ford if Texas Southern RANDALL TO LEAD AA&M WOMEN: ence in 1999. Jeff Sealy Prairie View A&M
Normal, AL Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Kyle McGowin was the game's winning pitcher. McGowin went all Dominiq Harris Prairie View A&M
Bryan Hicks last week announced the 10 innings and struck out 11 batters to improve his record to 12- 1. AnJ eKls ackson Stewate hiring of Semeka Randall as the new "Kyle took the ball on three days rest and showed what a champion is Charles illery Jackson State
head women's basketball coach. She is all about," said Hardy. "In 10 innings of work, he showed big time produc- Ethan Bright Jackson State S slated to begin her new duties effective tion from a big time player."203SABSE LLTUNM TMP
imediately. Chris Arnold struck out to lead off the bottom of the 10th but Camnp- Alexnde Jday BAEBL JakON AMN Stat
Randall, a native of Cleveland, bell doubled which was followed by a single by Todd Hagen to put runOhiograduted rom Tnnesse in ners at the corners. Poole sent a shot deep enough to right field that al- Aaa aSaesao n sa
Randall 20wihadgeinseccom- lowed Campbell to score the game-winning run.
nications. She 200a t ast-u defrene splee cormmu- Hagen, Poole and David Richards all had two hits each for Savan- NCAA Fayetteville Golf Regional
wa astn-ot efniv payrfo te nah State. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.-The Alabama State men's golf season
powerhouse Lady Vol basketball program from 1998- For the game, Bethune had seven hits but left nine runners on base came to an end this weekend at the 2013 NCAA Men's Golf Fayette2001 and a key member on the 1998 NCAA Champion- and made two errors. SSU managed eight hits, left seven runners on base ville Regional Championship. It was a historic season that saw the Horship team that went 39-0. In addition, Randall received and made one error. The Wildcats, who had won eight consecutive MEAC nets win their second consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference Kodak and AP AII American honors in 1999 and 2000. baseball titles, stranded at least two runners on base in the fourth, fifth and (SWAG) crown and play in the program's second consecutive NCAA ReAfter her college career, she played professionally ninth innings. gional Championship.
*with the Seattle Storm, Utah Starzz, and the San Atonio Montana Durapau pitched eight innings for B-CU but it was Jor- The region's final round saw the Hornets shoot a 329 and ended the
Slve Strs f te WBAin ddiionto layng ntena- dan Dailey who was tagged with the loss. Durapau struck out four batters championship last in the 14-team field with a three day total of 969, +105
tionally during the WNBA off season. while Dailey pitched 1.2 innings and gave up three hits, one run while (313-327-329).
Rndll egn hr oacin caee in202 a a ~ striking out three. Robert Grant was the low Hornets' scorer on the final day with an
Ranal beanhercochig arer n 202as n s-Josh Johnson and Eric Sams each had two hits for Cookinan. 80 while Francis Berthiaume and Branson Ferrier came into the clubstant witch tcveand State. Byd 2004,d she waans tois Savannah State made their way to the MEAC championship game house with identical 82's. Jose Rodriguez had his best day of the champitan coch t MchganStae, nd eled he paransto with tournament wins over Maryland-Eastern Shore, Norfolk State and onship finishing with an 85 while Ian Mmbando, shot an 86. the 2004 NCAA Championship game. Coppin State. The Tigers earn the conference's berth to the NCAA Re- Berthiaume was the low scorer in the
She also served as an assistant at West Virginia from gionals. championship for ASU with a 233 (742007-2008. Most recently, Randall was the head coach 7-2 hl ere a etwt 4
at Ohio University where her contract was not renewed ALTUNM TTEM(76-83-82). Grant shot a 245 (79-86-80),
David Hamlet, Coppin State
after five seasions with a 50-103 overall record and a 22- Eric Kimber, North Carolina Central Mmbando a 251 (84-91-86) and Rodriguez
58 mark in Mid-American Conference competition. Luis Diaz, North Carolina Central finished with a,267 (88-94-85).
Kelvin Freeman, North Carolina A&T nyoetaIlni t1udr
CLALI C OOESHO PSCOAC"HES: Troy Marrow, North Carolina Central wound up under par and the winner on the
C, INCHOOSS HOO S ACTre-Von Johnson, Maryland Eastern Shorep
Claflin University has tapped a veteran coach and a Todd Hagen, Savannah State tough Blessings course. The lllini had the
young, energetic motivator, recruiter and teacher to lead Brandon Turner, Bethune-Cookman best round of the final day with a one-over
EricSams BehuneCookann288. The host team, Arkansas, was second
*its men's and women's basketball programs. David Richards, Savannah State
KyleMc~oin, avanah Sateoverall at two over. Texas finished third at Athletics Director Dr. Jerome Fitch announced Kyle MSpowtn SavnnhtSat
Wednesday that Scott Monarch has been named the 16oe ehn t1 over. par wihOkaomth onlc twoT AINSU: Sorts Phonto
head men's basketball coach and Deont'a McChester Jackson State downs Prairie View strke behin ate 18oe.Teffhpae FS IIHoberttGrantst
team, which is the final team to advance to 80wsteHms'bt
will lead the women's basketball program. for SWAC baseball title the national championship, was Kent State score on the final day.
Monarch comes to Claflin from the University of FORT WORTH, Texas Jackson State won its 15th Southwestern at 28 over par.
Northern Colorado where he was an assistant coach last Athletic Conference baseball championship by beating Prairie View "Playing in back to back regionals gave us a lot of exposure," ASU year. He was also an assistant coach A&M 6-2 Sunday at LaGrave Field. Head Coach Gary Grandison said. "We actually had two sophomores
at Marquette where he helped lead the With the win JSU picks up its first conference championship since playing and everyone else was freshmen. For the two sophomores it was
Golden Eagles to four NCAA appear- 2000. The title is also the first for head coach Omar Johnson at Jackson their second experience in a regional and it is something all of our players
I ncs ro 00 t 212 e ucees State. can build on for the future."
Ron "Bootsy" Woodard who was let Th 9iesnvrtaldi h am n crdterfrttorn "Our play in this tournament verified we have the talent to compete
go after nine years at the helm. of the game in the third inning when Gary Thomas and Bryce Taylor against the stronger teams in the country," Grandison said. "Our scores
From200 to 006 Monrchwas scored. The Panthers cut the lead to 2-1 in the fourth. JSU quickly re- didn't show, but the other coaches saw the talent and that is encouraging Monarch From 200 toa 20ach wasnoaColgeo sponded scoring two runs in the fifth when Charles Tillery and Taylor for the future as we grow and continue to build and to continue to reach
thehea coch t Pnol Coleg of scored on a Jose Cruz single to make the score 4- 1. our goals."
Carthage, Texas, where he became the winningest coach JSU added a run in the sixth, as Stephen Curtis hit a double to score The season was one of the most successful in ASU history as the team
in school history. In 2003, he was named the National Aneko Knowles and another in the eighth when Nick Marigny scored won six events and had one second place and two third place finishes.
Junior College Athletic Association Region 14 Coach of on a Curtis groundout. The Panthers scored in the ninth to make the final "We made the next jump in NCAA Division I golf," Grandison said.
Page 6 -Ms. Perry's Free Press May 23-29, 2013
Refreshing Women Push TV Ministry Bishop Adam Richardson at Greater
Refreshing Women is looking for Christian Talent, soloist, speakers, Grant M emorial 124th Anniversary
praise dancers and poem readers for a free service. The show will be air
Saturday mornings at 8A.M. on Comcast 99. Any Pastor wishing to come The Greater Grant Memorial AME Church family invites everyone to on the show in the near future are welcome, and can have their church name come and share in thier 124th Church Anniversary celebration on Sunday, and worship service added to the Community Shout or Roll, by sending May 26th at 4 p.m. with Bishop Adam J, Richardson Jr. presiding prelate of their, church name, address and time of service to P.O. Box 350117 the 11th Episcopal district of the A.M.E. Church. A special anniversary Jacksonville, Fl. 32235-0117. For more information, call Rev. Mattie W. service will be held in the morning at 10:30 a.m. during Sunday morning Freeman at 220-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. worship. Anointed speaking and song will wrap-up the celebration of 124
years of empowering, enhancing and saving souls. The church is located at
Community Fair Highlights New 5533 Gilchrist Rd. Reverend F. D. Richardson Jr. is pastor. For more information call 764-5992.'P
Bethlehem's Pastor Installation
The public is invited to attend New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist St. Paul M issionary Celebrating J
Church's "Neighborhood Community Welcome & Fun Day," Saturday, 134th Anniversary & 5th Convocation
May 25th at 9 a.m. Activities include a bouncy house, snow cones, face
painting, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried fish, games and lots more. On Sunday From June 23rd through June 26th St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will May 26th, the church will formally install Reverend Dr. Marion A. Wise as celebrate their 134th Church Anniversary and 5th Annual Convocation within their new pastor during an installation celebration and service at 4 p.m. in guests from around the country and the St. Paul Ministries congregation. the main sanctuary of the church. Come out and enjoy the fun. Bring a Beginning Sunday morning June 23rd Bishop L. Spenser Smith of Impact Shown above participating in the youth celebration are: Gloria Griffin, Mikal friend. Bring your family and witness change! For additional information Nation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama will be the speaker. In the evening at 6 p.m. Griffin, Jr., JaJuan Griffin, Toni Kirksey, Mariah Davis, Kennith Brown, Betty call the church at 764-5727. enjoy the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Concert. On Monday at 7 SmeLvreWie yek ulr amnHm aa lcmn
p.m. is Bishop Eric D. Games of Tabernacle of Praise Cathedral, Brooklyn Charrist Mack, Charvon Mack, Mandy Kierce, Ty'riana Haynes, Daija
The El-Beth-El Development New York. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. is Bishop Brian D. Moore, of Life Center Morris, Magdelene Tunsill, Lohmax Rutledge, Antonio Rutledge, Alisha
Church, North Charleston, South Carolina. On Wednesday at 7 p.m. St. Wright, Dominique Morris, Charvay Mack, Charday Mack, Mandy Kierce, C enter 4th Annual Banquet Paul Missionary Baptist Church Pastor John E. Guns will move your spirit Daija Morris, Yvonne Morris, Mariah Davis and Yvonne Boone.
TheOficrsan Bar MmbrsofTheElBeh-l evlomet ener and bring you to your knees to summarize and conclude this spiritual M ount Lebanon Celebrate Youth
will host its 4th Annual "Stop the Violence Recognition Banquet" on asemly Fmri fa in m canDbi cela 4-1-29 This past weekend Mt. Lebanon studies of the youth.
Thursday, June 20th, at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will be held at the Is fia m rc nEpiscopalian Missionary Baptist Church celebrat- On Saturday the youth traveled
Community Rehabilitation Center Banquet Hall located at 623 Beechwood Rector Installed at Resurrection ed their 37th annual youth celebra- to Adventure Landing for a day of
Street. The 2013 honorees are : Paula D. Wright- Duval County School to ihafmfle akdwe-flosi.Cnldn h ee
Board (DCSB), Atty. Robert Fishback, David Hodges, Private Investigator, en wit aeun Feie packed eek fellowsnp Con ludingas trhcle
Atty. Refik W. Eler, Chief Assistant Public Defender, Maria Machin, The Reverend Carrie R. English was enidaof evens. Fetiities ick d ff rtion, onnd wa s euah worasi
President of LULAC, Lt. Mathew Nemeth, Director of Police Athletic installed as the Rector (Priest) of .- re moemn ora h pigcnetfauigtehro
League, Jackie Perry- Director of Beaver Street Enterprise, Dr. Nikolai P.GreEmo renHurath spigccrtftrngheamVitiDCB upritenen, it Prr, PblshrJaksnvileFre res, Resurrection Episcopal Church on Church Fellowship Hall. Youth from nious voices of Mt. Lebanon choir.
Michael Carralero, District Manager of Walgreens Store. The guest speak- Tuesday, May 21st at the church. around the state participated in the "I am so proud of our youth
festivities. Following the meet and department. Each year we celebrate
er for the evening is Judge Gary P. Flower. This year, the El-Beth-El Reverend Carrie R. English is the first greet, the opening banquet dinner their achievements and are happy
Development Center will also honor eight youths for outstanding achieve- Arcn meia fm le R tofauedthe Mt. Lebanon Youth that they serve the Lord at a young
ment. For more information-contact Bishop Dr.. Lorenzo Hall at 710 -1586 Afia Am rcn e al Rctr etud
or email email@example.com. (ret ofResurrection Episcopal IPraise Dancers, a fashion show and age," said event chair, Deaconess
(Prest ofaward ceremony celebrating aca- Aldean Green,
Church. demic achievements and church
te Macdoia Sony Settles Suit Filed by Gospel Artists
by Zenitha Prince Inspirational, and its president, Max leading artists. From 1999-2002, for
Sony BMG Music Entertainment Siegel, along with Verity parent example, Walker said he secured
~has settled a lawsuit filed in 2005 by company, Zomba Enterprises, and top-dlar roaty pyet o
188 Wet Ege oodAveueattorney James J. Walker of Walker Provident Distribution "set out to nearly two dozen artists on the popand Associates, a Black-owned, deprive gospel artists of effective ular "WOW" albums. The series,
Atlanta-based law firm that repre- representation in their contract launched in 1998, became a vehicle sents gospel artists. After almost a negotiations" to hack down their for lesser-known artists to gain decade of litigation, the settlement compensation from the use of their exposure. Seeking the lost for Christ is a major win in the battle for the copyrights and intellectual property. Sony representatives, according
-Matthew 28:19 20 rights of urban artists, the attorney Walker said company representa- to the lawsuit, employed "trickery
said. tives coerced his clients into firing and deceit" 'to convince those gospel
Walker said the settlement was him and defamed his character, rob- artists-including high-profile concluded in early May, the day bing him of income. Zomba clients like Grammy winners
S:0 A. E rlyMor ing Worhip before the trial was supposed to Enterprises is now owned by Sony. Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence
9: start. He said the case has been When contacted by the AFRO, and Twinkie Clark and legendary
a~. uin~~ ch ol"life-changing." He said he has got- Elizabeth Young, the spokeswoman songwriters like David Frazer and
11:0 a~. Mo nin Worhipten feedback from all over the world for Sony Music Entertainment, said V. Michael McKay-to terminate
'V 1:0 ~m.Mo nig W rs ipin the David v. Goliath scenario--a the company had no comment. Walker. The ploys included threats
-Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service billion-dollar company against a Walker said the case shines a light that they would not be included i
Wedesay BbleStdy 1:0 -7pm.small, Black-owned firm. on the persistent exploitation of future projects if they brought the
Weneday-eie WoSuip 7p3 -7m m "We felt strongly all along that Black artists within the industry. assertive attorney to the negotiating
thisee washi a caepehamo.ihti "It's endemic to urban music, in table, according to the lawsuit.
Radio Weekly Broadcast WCGL 1360thMsorderatoaprote assd t ihe irn erl"h ad Teesa oeo hs rit odd
SundayXT 2_ PM XXA-13P ih t hoeefetv ea repre- uneruren that 'Thes are Black acc rdn to news reports
May 23-29, 2013 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 7
Daughter of Civil Rights Martyrs:
Their Sacrifice Was Worth It
tion. We'ye had Black senators and
congressmen. It's much, much bet--'
ter than it was when I was growing
The Moores fought lynching and
segregation as a family. Evangeline
said her father was followed when
he traveled, so they all traveled ~
together, across the state.
"We always had to take lunches
and be prepared for long rides, with
no stops to go to the bathroom or
aything," she recalled. "It was
hard. But it's so much better now."
She said her parents were remarkle people and not just in terms of their civil rights work. 1
"They were great educators and
wonderful, wonderful parents," she Girls 'Club Celebrates Boy's Arrival Fredericka Sanders was feted with a baby shower last
said."I mss tem." arO'T. wekend by Quen Sams at the Peak Center. Attendees played gamesanejodabuftsyeinrwhl Moor isthe ubjct f a BS oc- guessing the gender of the baby. Fredericka was all smiles as her friends chided her about their upcoming annuumenary,'FredomNevr Dis," al girl's trip in September and revealed she was having a boy. Shown above with thehonoree are the shower's name fo a pem hat angton hostesses: (left to right) Alisa Simmons (aunt), Latrice Melvin (sister), Fredricka Sanders, Shonda Jenkins (aunt), Hughs wrte bouttheslayng. Kindra White (best friend) and Doretha Capers (aunt). The baby is due in June. Also inducted into the Civil
Rights Hall of Fame was James B.
Sanderline, a lawyer who fought for M ore W ork Ahead in
desegregation in Pinellas County
~ and because the first African
American judge there. As an attor -Alb m oc ts o o B y
ney, Sanderlin won the lawsuit that l b ma o Sc tsro B y
.Poo.desegregated the Pinellas County schools and led a strike by sanita- ByPilpRws
tion workers. He died in 1990, and Tog h lbm eiltr
his roter Rymod accept ~ has cleared the way for posthumous
Evangeline Moore holds photos of her parents, civil rights era heroes posthumous induction and Pardn ofte ctsbr By,
Harry and Harriette Moore. Margarita Romo, champion of much work-from legal documents
By Margie Menzel For many, it's a mystery why the migrant farm workers in Pasco and topbiherns-emnsefe
For 82-year old Evangeline name of Harry T. Moore isn't spo- Hemnando Counties. Romo estab- thnaeofheieblctes
Moore, her parents being written in ken in the same breath with Martin lished Farmworkers Self-Help, Inc., wrongly convicted more than 80 the annals of history has been a Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers and which provides job training and yer g re officially cleared.
long time coming. other civil rights martyrs. helps on immigration issues, along The Scottsboro Boys were conShe was 21 when her parents, the Harry Moore started the Brevard with a free medical clinic and after- victed by all-white juries of raping 4
teachers and civil Rights organizers County NAACP in 1934, the first of school programs for teens and two white women on a train in
*Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, dozens of branches he would found, Romo accepted "in the name of all Aaaai 91 l u h
died of injuries after a bomb blew and registered tens of thousands of our farm workers in Florida" and yonetwrsnecdtoeah up their home in Brevard County on Blacks voters. He was the first said, "We're not going to quit until even though one of the women
*Christmas Eve in 1951. NAACP official killed in the civil- we're all free." rcne e tr.Aleetal
Evangeline Moore traveled from rights era, and the Moores are the gtoto rsn nyoercie
her home in Maryland to the only married couple to give their a pardon before he died.
Florida Capitol for her parent's lives in the struggle. The case became a symbol of the In April, the state Legislature To support their paperwork, they
recent induction into the Florida "Dad started the civil rights move- N~ever i ss times' racial injustice. It inspired passed a bill to allow posthumous can use a resolution championed by
Civil Rights Hall of Fame, with ment in the South," said their t songs, books and films. in pardons in the case that was signed Democratic Rep. John Robinson of
Gov.Ric Sctt n atenanc. dugher."Its vryverydison-theNew Bradwy msicl ws sage in it into law. But before the pardons Scottsboro that also because law
Gov. Rik Sct inee attendance. dauhter.g t'shverybveryh din 2010, the same year a museum are officially issued, the state Board last month. It says the nine "Were
'rhi ~ ~ed a 'hoor 'ome-'' crtin tha he*eenr YOU' opened that was dedicated to the ofPrnsad aolsm t thvitsofgssnjtcead
rth1ing that I ha'ewa'ihed -'l.-on .g fo, as' hese shoul betsor heys andal my mother." an aolsms tevcim fgosnutie n
"Moore said. My parents, as you But now, looking back, she said, casuedU.. Th ctSbor m oy' uppal receive applications for them from are considered formally exonerated.
know, were killed in 195 1, and I their sacrifice has been vindicated,. Subscribe recssul te iin a U..Speencout a circuit judge or district attorney in Cook said the parole board can't
still ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ eiin srvnanstugigthae "tdesemwrhibcueaenithadt crimcivonal l def ndt one of the counties where the start the pardon process until it gets
them properly recognized. This, to things are so much better," Moore Today! tae enledk cto efecie costetclln Scottsboro Boys' original trials the paperwork. "The groundwork to
me, ~~~~~~~ ~~ ta bsteae. ad W'e a colitga xlacksfro c mn't e isysaial occurred. The applications must do this is on someone else's shoulme, s te aex.sai. "e'v ha scoolintgra exludd fom rimnaljuresshow that pardons would remedy ders," he said. But he said it will be
social injustices associated with a fascinating case to handle once racial discrimination, the paperwork is filed. "This case is
Do You Carry the Sickle Cell Trait:. When Sheila Washington, taught in most law schools in the
The sickle cell trait can affect although in rare cases-people with may have a greater risk of sudden High altitudes experienced founder of the Scottsboro Boys country," he said.
people from all walks of life, sickle cell trait might experience collapse or death due to intense when flying, mountain climbing, or norteumast A l a tarte a n cam- Wa h eto' wrkon't bre doane., including those whose ancestors complications such as death of exercise. In rare cases, the follow- visiting a city at a high altitude. pinfrprosi h ae h h adsehpspbi teto
come from Africa, South or Central spleen tissue due to lack of blood ing conditions could be harmful for How can I find out if I have sick- pigncore pttard n t aepsSeri aid he haroes publ attention America, the Caribbean, flow, called splenic infarction. The people with sickle cell trait by mak- le cell trait? them for dead defendants. She solve one mystery about the case:
Mediterranean 'countries, India and symptoms of splenic infarction vary ing them more likely to experience It's important to know whether or worked with Republican state The burial sites of five of the ISaudi Arabia. but symptoms such as abdominal the complications above, not you have sickle cell trait so that Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur to Scottsboro boys remain unknown.
Usually, people who carry the pain and/or fever, nausea and vom- Increased pressure in the atmos- you can know your chances of hay- gethnwlgiaiopsedn MstfteSctbroBy
trait live a normal life without any iting are most common and you phere which can be experienced, for ing a child with sickle cell disease getil t newrlitsatio pasead in Mostd fof thlie w acottsbr boysg
of the symptoms of sickle cell dis- should see your physician if you example, while scuba diving, or take measures to protect yourself Ail.I pethos teparole boads to lfaded rmb li ie a fte r byoeingd
ease, but it's possible for them to experience the symptoms. Low oxygen levels in the air if you plan to engage in activities a es 0yasod eaieatn eeoya h
have complications under extreme Another complication seen in which can be experienced, for under conditions that may be hann- ratea 0 t yea shold. t a relativer atted awceemny the v
conditions. people with sickle cell trait is example, when mountain climbing, ful for people who carry the trait. tepprokwl ecmltd nrsge h adnlgsain
What1 are the coplctin of reduced ablt to conentat urin exriigeteeladiii'icl eltatisietfe ihA_ an the applitons filed cltely b Wngo s ai d herdo gaional
Page 8 Ms. Perry's Free Press May .23-29, 2013
What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene
Art in the Heart Juried held in the Douglas Anderson out and support Delta's educational Art Class at the Ritz proud to present the line up for this Friday, June 21st, Wednesday,
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the Heart Downtown Art Show & Preston Oliver at 735-2974. Senior D yat MOSH 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. For more Sea Walk Pavilion. Enjoy musical worm bin or train on a variety of
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and sale features the work of talent- Reggie Brown's Wednesday, June 5th at 9:45 a.m. Band. Bring your blankets or lawn order optional worm bin is June
ed artists and master craftspeople SeirDyicue okeadchairs! For more information call 17th and rain barrel, June 24th.
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How 'Scandal' Became the Biggest Drama on Television
by Courtney Garcia, TG Scandal's social sphere. to talk about everything black, and ly assassinated; secret sexual renIn eight months, Shonda Rhimes As so-called "Black Twitter" what's plaguing the black dating dezvous overlapped; and one very
broke up the First Family, becomes more influential, other world in terms of her choosing to busy hit man got tangled in a web _____________________________unleashed a mole into the execu- networks are taking note, deal with white dudes to help you of dirty laundry.
tive branch of the White House, "We've seen all the Scandal solve your problems. That's not The fluid, intimate nature of ......Sinbad Files for Second Bankruptcy
suppressed a ballot-rigging deba- wannabes come out, and they've what this show was made for, but Rhimes' first hit series, Grey's Comedian and '90s sitcom star Sinbad has filed for
cle, killed innocent people, and all sucked," remarks Mary Pryor, a that's how personal the show has Anatomy, made its way into a bankruptcy again. TMZ reports that the 56-year-old
consequently, made Scandal the social media strategist and content become." political spectacle, and complicat- actor, n6 David Adkins, has filed for bankruptcy for the
top-rated drama on television, producer who has actively guided She adds, "It's like Obama. ed plot twists left viewers consis- second time in April, saying that he owed a debt of
While season one of ABC 's the Scandal Twiterrati. "Now you [People say] 'You're a black presi- tently begging for more. ~ approximately $11 million, $8 million of which includpolitical thriller earned a modest have people that want to get these dent, why don't you deal with "Scandal has built its reputation ed owed money in back taxes. What's more, the onetime
critical response, round two hit black eyeballs... .It says a lot that black issues all the on an intensely serialized structure HBO favorite claims in the filing that he rakes in only
record-highs, even outscoring African-Americans over-index on time?'.. .Shonda Rhimes, I kind of this season, using prominent mys- $16,000 per month and owns just $13 1,000 in assets.
American Idol in its recent week's Twitter. It says a lot that African- feel like she has to deal with that teries and reveals as a way to entice In March 2013, Adkins told Oprah that his current airing. A large part of the show's Americans and Latinos are the double-edged sword of being a viewers to tune in," McNutt money troubles were not q~ result of an extravagant lifestyle. "I didn't buy
new-found success has been the leading ethno [sic] groups on black female that cast a strong observes. "The show got a short Bentleys. I didn't live large. I invested in me. I invested in a lot of other support of a passionate online com- Instagram. Network television black lead that now everybody order to test out its characters, find people. I would not change it; I would not go back," he said. munity, and more specifically, the wants to be able to grasp that fire." loves." a rhythm, and then tinker with the He added: "It's never over. There's no one defining moment that kills you
juggernaut that has become "black Equally significant is the fact Washington takes formula for a second season. While or makes you." Adkins previously filed for bankruptcy in 2009. In 2010,
Twitter." Tweets each week keep that Scandal can't necessarily be a big step forward ABC has been smart in how he appeared on a season of "The Celebrity Apprentice" with Donald
Strong-willed, always they've leveraged social media to Trump, though he was later fired. reliable, and nothing help fuel this development, it is IRS after Mary J. for 3.4 Million short of bold, the char- asamoetdionlxmpef Similar to the chorus of her hit single, "I'm Goin'
acter of Olivia Pope has a show adapting as it moves into a Down," Mary J. Blige's luck is continuing to go on a
-become the pillar of second season." downward spiral, as reports have surfaced stating the
Scandal's stimulating A new precedence singer owes millions in taxes.
~narrative, and a relat- Other series could likely learn According to TMZ, the IRS have filed a tax lien
-able, intriguing figure to from Scandal's achievement, and against Blige in February claiming the Grammy
its black female audi- really, Rhimes' general approach to Award-winner failed to pay $3.4 million in income ence. In her love life, television. Good reviews or bad, taxes over the course of three years. Pope tends to go for give it time to be nurtured, assem- The 42-year-old's financial security has been in queswhite men (well, she did ble a street team armed with hash- tion in recent months due to a string of events including an outstanding briefly date a black tags, and anything could happen. $901,769.65 tax lien in the State of New Jersey, and defaulting on a Congressan, but "Everyone and I mean every- so~o on
everyone knows her one should look at the social Group Owning Muhammad Ali Enterprises Seeking Buyers heart was never there). media story of Scandal," Kleinberg CR ei ru ssi ob etn h
She takes orders from says. "They should study it and market to sell off rights to images of Muhammad
no one, not even the modify/imitate it for their show, Ali and Elvis Presley, as well as Presley's
president. She lives movie, sports, events, etc. And Gaeadmnin eot ediecm
alone; dresses in design- actually, as these types of things The Financial Times reports the assets could
er clothes; and most become stories, the decision mak-,31 importantly, she always ers are going to expect a social fec oethn$0M
wins meia ampagn o b wored ntoCiting people familiar with the matter, the FT Cast of Scandal Always. whatever they do because they says CORE, which also co-produces "American
Scandal trending for days, and it categorized as a "black show." As emblematic as she is for all aren't going to want to take the risk Idl U is or in M bimmdesi A i E rope and ei
doesn't hurt that Rhimes and her Kerry Washington plays a strong women, for African-American of creating a show without it. YouU..frMhmaAlEnepisadEvs cast are leading the call to action, black lead, but a majority of the women, Pope represents an imnpor- don't want to push social too hard Pree En tisens. tsidwt ofrCR
Scandal's social media cam- cast is not African-American, nor tant step forward in entertainent, and turn off the audience, but you could retain the properties.
paigus have generated more than do issues of race typically arise in and gravitation away from the can't deny the power of it." Combined, the assets generate about $60M a year in revenues. 2,200 tweets a minute and five the storyline, black female characters prominent
worldwide trending topics, accord- The lack of such an angle cou- in popular reality shows. At the ing to The Hollywood Reporter. pled with the fact Washington's ABC upfront this week, Jimmy
show are up by 23 percent, with 8.9 steamy love affair with the white the show marks the "first network million viewers tuning into its U.S. president has prompted some drama in 40 years to feature an penultimate airing, to criticize Rhimes for missing an African-American female lead."
Rhimes told THR they were will- opportunity to discuss racial The impact is indisputable, and
ing to do "whatever it takes to dynamics. keeps the drama's female audience
make this show work," and judging Not until the recent season finale busy on the social, front. by the results, they- accomplished a did the president ever address his "It's the first show that really has lot. Even church pastors are getting interracial affair when he manipu- extremely passionate love making in on the hashtag action, attempting lated it as a ploy to seamlessly scenes between two different races, to preach their sermons in 140 divorce the First Lady (master- and kind of plays into a lot of the characters or less around the minded, of course, by Pope). black dating and social issues immoral incident of the hour. Rhimes' has also been p anned plaguing today's women," Pryor
"It's a connected community," for not detailing Pope's rise to adds. "It plays into that whole Kleinberg points out. "Though power. Her characters are regarded entire black women having the there are so many people tweeting, as "underdeveloped," thought the highest graduation rates as opposed never does it feel like the tweets are finale also suggests Pope's back to black men; black women taking scattered. They all seem connected story will be known soon. on more leadership roles. It plays Ii~4!;
by fans -it's like agiant part. The In an interview with the New into this whole entire theme that's show is exciting in its own right York Times, Rhimes addressed happening in real life right now. with a storyline that continues from critics saying, "I don't think that It's the elevated fantasy of black week to week. So in between we have to have a discussion about female success versus being marepisodes, these tweeting fans are race when you're watching a black ried to baller." building excitement toward next woman who is having an affair And the critic's are biting too
week. The social portion never with the white president of the Beyond online socializing, really stops." .United States. The discussion is Scandal has won over critics, many
Tapping into the right in front of your face." of whom weren't as enthusiastic
power of "Black Twitter" To that extent, Pryor agrees, not- about the program in its initial airAlong with shrewd engagement ing that those who use Scandal's ing. Reviews from season one
tactics, Scandal has benefited melodramatic plot paths as a guide- deemed the characters "whiny,"
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