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DOJ Plans to Sue the State of North
Carolina Over Voting ID Laws
WASHINGTON The Obania administration will sue the state of North
Carolina in an effort to block an army of voting restrictions passed by
Republican officials this year.
The lawsuit challenges four provisions of the voting law, known as House
Bill 589 and signed by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last month.
Voter advocates have criticized the law as one of the most restrictive voting
measures passed since the civil rights era.
In addition to challenging the law's strict photo ID provisions, the lawsuit
will seek to stop North Carolina from eliminating seven days of early vot-
ing, nixing same-day voter registration during the early voting period and
prohibiting the counting ofprovisional ballots that are cast in the right coun-
ty but the wrong precinct
DOJ will also ask a federal judge to force the state to seek permission from
the Justice Department or in federal court to make changes to its voting laws
and procedures, using the bail-in process under Section 3 of the Voting
Rights Act. North Carolina had been required to have changes to its voting
laws pre-cleared under a separate section of the Voting Rights Act until a
Supreme Court decision in June.

Feds Offer $100M to Detroit for Blight
DETROIT- The Obama administration officials are sending someone to
Detroit to oversee a federal effort that includes millions of dollars in grants
to help fix the beleaguered city-- a situation one adviser described as "an
exceptional circumstance."
Don Graves will coordinate the public and private money going to hire
more police and firefighters and clear out blighted neighborhoods, among
other things, officials said. Graves, a Treasury Department official, serves as
executive director of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
But critics said the combined $300 million in federal and private funds falls
well short of a wider bailout sought by some in the city facing $18 billion
in long-term debt
The $100 million of existing federal funds will be augmented with $200
million more in resources from foundations and businesses.
The funding includes $65 million in Community Development Block
Grants for blight eradication, $25 million in a public-private collaboration
for commercial building demolition and nearly $11 million in flnds to
ensure working families can live in safe neighborhoods. Attorney General
Eric Holder announced $3 million that, in part, will be used to hire new
police officers. About $25 million also will be expedited to Detroit to hire
about 140 firefighters and buy new gear.

Civil Rights Pioneer Evelyn

Lowery Has Died
Evelyn Lowery, a civil rights pioneer and wife of the
Rev. Joseph Lowery, died Thursday at her home in
Georgia at the age of 88. Lowery had been in the hos-
pital recovering from a stroke since Sept 18 and
P returned home on Wednesday.
"My beloved Evelyn was a special woman, whose life
was committed to service, especially around the issues
of empowering women," Joseph Lowery, a former president of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference, said in a statement
In 1965, Lowery participated in the Selma to Montgomery March for
Black voting rights. She created SCLC/WOMEN me, which worked to
empower women, girls and families in 1975. Lowery also founded the
Drum Major for Justice Awards held annually in April in Atlanta.
Earlier this month Joseph and Evelyn Lowery were in Birmingham,
Alabama, to participate in the commemoration of the 16th Street Baptist
church bombing that killed four Black girls in 1963.

African-American Students

Make Gains with SAT Scores
African-American students have made
slight gains in scores on the SAT college ,
entrance exams, according to a new report
by The College Board. However, average i
scores in reading, math and writing have
remained stagnant for the past three years.
Black students on average scored 431 in
reading, 429 in math and 418 in writing, d
which is slightly higher compared to the
past two years. African-American,
American Indian and Hispanic students were 30 percent of all SAT takers
in 2013, which is up from 27 percent five years ago.
Also in 2013,15.6 percent ofAfrican-American SAT takers met or exceed-
ed the SAT Benchmark, up from 14.8 percent in 2012. The SAT Benchmark
is a measure used by states to track and evaluate college and career readi-
ness for students over time.
Although students of color have made improvements, the College Board
writes that more still needs to be done to help students prepare for the real
world. "To have any hope of achieving breakthrough increases in the num-
ber of our nation's students who are prepared for college and careers, we
must address the challenges these students face," the report states,
To combat these challenges. The College Board is working to provide
more access to rigorous AP courses for students, expanding access to the
SAT exam through fee waivers and SAT school day, and sending cus-
tomized college informational packets to high-achieving low-income stu-

Volume 26 No. 49 Jacksonville, Florida October 3-9, 2013

Government Shutdown

Harder on African-Americans

By George E. Curry
Although the shutdown of the
federal government that began
Tuesday is affecting all Americans,
a disproportionate portion of the
800,000 furloughed federal work-
ers are African Americans, accord-
ing to the U.S. Office of Personnel
Because government jobs have
been more available to Blacks than
private sector employment over the
years, especially under de jure seg-
regation, Blacks, who comprise
13.6 percent of the U.S. population,
make up 17.7 percent of the federal
Overall, people of color represent
34 percent of the federal workforce.
Latinos are 8 percent of govern-
ment workers, Asians are 5.8 per-
cent, Native Americans are 2.1 per-
cent and Native Hawaiian and other
Pacific Islanders are .40 percent of
federal employees. People of color
are 37 percent of the U.S. popula-
tion, a figure projcctcd to grow to
43.3 percent as soon as 2025 and 57

percent by 2060.
Federal workers considered non-
essential to the functioning of gov-
ernment were instructed not to
report for work as of Tuesday, the
first day of the new fiscal year,
because Congress failed to pass a
permanent or interim budget in
time to prevent a federal shutdown,
the first in nearly two decades.
The impasse came as a result of a
Republican-controlled House deter-
mination to tie any budget measure
to defunding the Affordable Care
Act, the major provisions of which
went into effect Tuesday.
On Monday, President Obama
warned about the consequences of a
federal shutdown.
"With regard to operations that
will continue: If you're on Social
Security, you will keep receiving
your checks. If you're on
Medicare, your doctor will still see
you. Everyone's mail will still be
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Black Women 3X As Likely

to Be Killed by Loved Ones

Black women are murdered by
men, often their present or past hus-
bands or lovers, at a rate that is
nearly three times the murder rate
of White women killed by men,
according to a report by the
Violence Policy Center.
The report titled, "When Men
Murder Women: An Analysis of
2011 Homicide Data," found that,
"black females were murdered by
males at a rate of 2.61 per 100,000,

Got Ink? Tattoo Artist Ink up Jacksonville! The 9th annual Tattoo conven-
tion was held last weekend at the Wyndham Hotel on the Southbank and over 1,000 people perused the many tat-
too booths. Convention goers were undecided on where to have the ink showcased on their body. On display were
world renowned artists, vendors, contests, seminars and more to compliments and enhance Americas body ink
craze. Pictured is Black Ink tattoo artist Mack Boss tattooing the leg of customer Heather Asher kfp

compared to a rate of 0.99 per
100,000 for white females."
The sad reality is that women are
nearly always murdered by some-
one they know and the reality is
even more evident for Black
VPC reported that 94 percent of
Black females murdered by men
knew their killers. The average age
of Black female homicide victims
was 34 years old. More than half of
the Black women murdered were
killed by gunfire, and 52 percent
died at the hands of their husbands,
ex-husbands or boyfriends. More
than 90 percent died during the
course of an argument.
When the murder weapons were
identified, 51 percent of Black
females were shot and killed with
guns, 82 percent of them handguns.
Not surprisingly, 93 percent of the
homicides were intra-racial.
Each week nine women are shot
to death by their husband or inti-
mate partner. That equates to nearly
500 domestic gun violence deaths
each year more than twice the
number of servicewomen killed in
military conflicts since the Korean
War. The vast majority of all homi-
cides involve people who know
each other.
Some experts believe that the
faith of Black women may con-
tribute to their choice to stay in an
abusive relationship when they
should go.
According to a 2012 Kaiser
Family Foundation study, 74 per-
cent of Black women said that "liv-
ing a religious life" was very
important, the highest rate among
all sub groups. Only 57 percent of
White women said that "living a
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Marissa Alexander to Get New Trial

Marlssa Alexander
A Florida woman who was sen-
tenced to 20 years in prison for fir-
ing a warning shot into a wall dur-
ing an attack by her husband has
been granted a new trial by an

appeals court in the state.
In granting Marissa Alexander a
new trial, the judge in the 1st
District Court of Appeals said that
the lower court judge had acted
improperly in instructing the jury.
Alexander had sought to invoke
Florida's controversial "Stand Your
Ground" Law, which allows citi-
zens to use deadly force if they feel
their lives are in imminent danger.
However, she was not allowed to
use that law in her defense.
"We are very pleased by the rul-
ing of the court in granting Ms.
Alexander a new trial," said her
lawyer, Kevin M. Cobbin, in an
interview with "And
we're looking forward to that
The conviction and sentencing of
Alexander had been roundly criti-
cized throughout the country as

reflecting the underside of a double
standard in the application of the
"Stand Your Ground" Law.
Many civil rights advocates said
that Alexander, an African-
American woman, had been treated
less favorably by Florida's judicial
system than white residents who
might have been in similar circum-
"I think everyone has always
viewed what happened to her as an
injustice," Cobbin said. "And we're
glad it was recognized. It still is
going to be a long process. I think
no one will be happy until Ms.
Alexander is home again with her
Alexander's sentence in the 2010
trial has been widely criticized. The
32-year-old mother said she fired a
shot at the ceiling because she was
afraid of what her husband might

do to her during an altercation
where she said he was threatening
"We reject her contention that the
trial court erred in declining to
grant her immunity from prosecu-
tion under Florida's 'Stand Your
Ground' law," Judge James H.
Daniel wrote in his opinion. "But
we remand for a new trial because
the jury instructions on self-defense
were erroneous."
During that trial, Alexander, who
had given birth the week before the
incident, testified that she had
received threatening texts from her
ex-husband. She said he pushed
through the door and grabbed her
by the neck, pushing her against the
door. She added that he had threat-
ened to kill her right before she
fired the shot.


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Breast Cancer Awareness

Month Events Calendar

"Pink" Parties during the Month of October
During October, Bellezza Salon, Shoppes at Ponte Vedra, Florida A1A,
Ponte Vedra Beach will have a breast cancer "pink party". Proceeds to go
toward Baptist Beaches Hospitals and Mayo Clinic breast cancer research.
Includes pink champagne, light hors d'oeuvres, a make-up refresher, dry
styling and pink feather or hair extensions. For dates, time call 280-4247
or visit
Breast Cancer Poker Run
The 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Poker Run will be held at North Jack-
sonville Moose Lodge #2134, 9703 Lem Turner Rd Saturday, October
5th, 2013. There will be door prizes, raffles, and a $300 Gander Mountain
gift certificate raffle. For more information call 524-1141.
Cancer CureSearch Walk in Jacksonville!
The Jacksonville CureSearch Walk to raise funds for children's cancer
research takes place, Sunday, October 6th at 9 a.m. at Metropolitan Park,
1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard. Hundreds of survivors, families, friends, sup-
porters and medical professionals will gather to raise funds for targeted
and innovative children's cancer research and awareness. The CureSearch
Walk includes a ceremony honoring past and present children's cancer pa-
tients, prizes, music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! For
more infarction call 850-218-7700 or visit
Pink Ribbon Symposium
From 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, October 6th attend the Pink Ribbon Sym-
posium at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverwalk, 225 E. Coast Line
Drive. The speaker is Olympic medalist and U.S. Figure Skating Cham-
pion, Peggy Fleming. Event is free. For more details call 538-4484 or visit
Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon will take place, Sun-
day, October 6th, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Location is the Peek Meeting Center,
6120 San Jose Blvd. Luncheon Includes speakers, lunch and performance
by Gail Holmes, 2011 Stella Award nominee. $For more details call 626-
2812 or visit
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic
The Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, shotgun starts, Friday, October 11th at
8:30 a.m., Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Includes a light breakfast, the tour-
nament, awards luncheon and gifts. All proceeds to benefit Baptist Beaches
Hospitals and Mayo Clinic breast cancer research. For more information
call 997-3015 or visit
Public Breast Cancer Forum
Public Forum on "What Everyone Should Know About Breast Health,"
Friday, October 11th 5:30-9 p.m., Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 245 W. Water
St. Includes a panel of experts with the latest information on breast cancer.
Reserve by October 8th. For more details call 244-6069.
UNF Breast Cancer Musical Tribute
Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship thcmcrd
"An Evening with James Bond and Friends," Friday, October 11th, 7:30
p.m., at University of North Florida's Lazzara Performance Hall, I UNF
Drive. Featuring the UNF Wind Symphony and guest ensembles. Event is
free. For more details call 953-0707 or visit
Pink Pumpkin Fest at UF Health!!
Join UF Cancer Center Saturday, October 12th. Festivities start at 8 a.m.
The Third Annual Pink Pumpkin Fest at UF Health will raise breast cancer
awareness and support breast cancer research. Gather friends and family
and join in the host of activities and a full line up of exciting, all-ages ac-
tivities. Also onsite is the annual Pink Pumpkin painting, ShandsCair hel-
icopter flight team, pink castle bounce house and Cyclists will roll out in
the Pink Pumpkin Pedal-Off charity ride!tThe pumnpkin fest takes place on
the NW corner of Archer Road and Gale Lemerand Drive in Gainesville.
Florida. UF Health Breast Center and Women's and Diagnostic Imaging
faculty and staff also will be on-site to share breast health counseling. For
more details call (352) 273-8010 or visit
Think Pink Motorcycle Ride
The "Think Pink in October" motorcycle ride will ride, Saturday, October
12th at Ponce de Leon Mall in St. Augustine. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
and the motorcycles go out at 10:30 am. The event is to raise funds for
breast cancer victims and their families. For more information go to or call (904) 571-1658.
St Augustine Outlets Breast Cancer Awareness
Saturday, October 12th Shop Pink Women's Health Fair, I11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
St. Augustine Outlets, Interstate 95, Exit 218, east side of interstate. Fea-
tures information on healthy living, demonstrations, giveaways, health
screenings, Chase the Pink Heals fire truck and a gift bag. Includes Bobbi
Hanks, founder of Bosom Buddies at 1 p.m. and Managing Diabetes at 2
p.m. For more information call (904) 826-1052 or visit
Breast Cancer Cut-a-Thon
Cut-a-Thon to benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Sunday, October 13th at Daniel James Salon, 45 W. Bay St. In addition,
offering waxes, styles and haircuts. For more details call 359-2006.
Breast Cancer 5K
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, presented by the American
Cancer Society, Sunday, October 13th at 9 a.m. at Best Bet of Orange Park,
455 Park Ave. Participants are encouraged to "Put On Your Pink Bra." For
more information call (800) 227-2345 or visit
Brides Against Breast Cancer Ladies Night Celebrity Bartending
Join Brides Against Breast Cancer for a "Ladies Night Celebrity Bar-
tending" competition at the Bold City Grill, 10605 Deerwood Pk Blvd.
Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment, Thursday, October 17th, 5:30
p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from this event benefits Brides Against Breast
Cancer. For more details visit or call
(941) 907-9350.
Touchdown Against Breast Cancer
Touchdown Against Cancer Games, Saturday, October 19th at 8 a.m.,
Bob Hayes Sports Complex, 5054 Soutel Drive. Breast cancer survivors
who are ex-flag football players will be honored. Includes several flag foot-
ball games. Donations being accepted for the Sister/Hermane Foundation,
beginning in 2014. For more information call 765-4321.
Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure, Saturday, October
20th, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Metropolitan Park. includes a 5K and a 2K run/walk.
For registration information and details visit at www.

Breast Cancer Survivors Breakfast and Art Show
Breast Cancer Survivors Breakfast and Art Show, Saturday, October 20th,
8:30-11 a.m. at the Balis Community Center, 1513 Lasalle St. Includes
music, dance, songs and poetry featuring local artists and entertainers. For
more details call 228-5672 or visit
Making Strides Breast Cancer Fundraiser
The Jacksonville American Cancer Society walk will be held in the morn-
ing at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 26th at The Jacksonville Landing. In the
evening is The American Cancer Society Jacksonville's Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer fundraiser, to make strides for free resources and
programs for breast cancer patients, research to find a cure and access to
mammograms, according to a news release. At the kickoff, breast cancer
survivors and community members in Jacksonville will share their stories.
The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the University of North Florida's
University Center Grand Banquet Halal, 12000 Alumni Drive. For more in-
formation, go to or call 800-227-2345.

Money Management Tips Every Woman Should Know

While women are earning bigger
paychecks and many consider them-
selves their family's Chief Financial
Officer, nearly half fear they'll end
up broke and homeless and 54 per-
cent feel alienated by a financial in-
dustry they say is male oriented.
The (Great Recession prompted
more women to get involved in fi-
nancial matters, but more than 40
percent of them say they don't feel
any smarter about managing their
money, according to the 2013 Allianz
Women, Money & Power Survey by
Larson Research and Strategy.
"The number of financially savvy
women who feel confident about
their spending, saving and investing
strategies is also growing, which is
wonderful news, but they still repre-
sent only 20 percent of all women,"
says Certified Financial Planner'M
Luna Jaffe, citing the survey.
Jaffe, the author of "Wild Money:
A relative e Journey to Financial Wis-
dom" and its companion workbook,
"Wild Money: A Financial Field
Guide and Journal," takes a different
approach to managing finances.
"While we are focused on family,
career and business, often the last
place we pay attention is to our own
financial future," she says. "There
are many reasons for that. One is
that, as the women in the survey rec-

ognized, financial advising tends to
be inale oriented; it's geared toward
how men think. Another is that we
don't think aboul our relationship
with money as just that-a relation-
Jaffe offers five tips for women
who want to feel more confident
about managing their finances,
Start Small. Mastering the lit-
tle things can boost your confidence
and give you the ability to tackle big-
ger issues. l'you're daunted by debt,
for example, start by simply writing
down where you are right now. Write
down each company or person to
whom you owe money and the inter-
est rate. Numbers can be soothing
(even if the story they tell is not) be-
cause they're concrete and tangible.
Once you know exactly where you
stand, you can begin planning your
next steps.
I Do something every day to tend
to your finances. Money, like a gar-
den, needs attention. (jet into the
habit of doing something daily, even
if it's just five minutes. You might
chlieck on your accounts, organize
your paperwork, or find out what in-
terest rate you are paying on your
credit card debt. Give your relation-
ship just a few minutes each day and
you'll watch it come alive. An excel-
lent resource is www.youneedabud-

'Ask questions even (espe-
cially) if you think they're
"'d.iunb". When you're at the (
bank, wilh your advisor or talk-
ing to your CPA, ask all the
questions that lurk in the back of
your head. You'll discover that
1 ) They're not dumb, 2) You'll
get different answers to the same
questions, and 3) People will re-
spect you for wanting to learn
and( having the courage to ask. A
SListen to your body when
you're consulting with financial pro-
fessionals. We are so skilled at mask-
ing the intelligence of our bodies, it
can be hard to recognize when
they're trying to tell us something. If
your stomach knots up every time
you meet with your accountant, fi-
nancial advisor or attorney, you
should bring it up and talk it out. Are
you uncomfortable with the relation-
ship? The topic? Something else al-
together? Remember you do not
need a reason to change or end a fi-
nancial relationship.
When in doubt, talk it out with
your money. You have the wisdom
within yourself to make great deci-
sions. The question is: Will you lis-
ten? T'he next time you feel uncertain
about whose advice to follow, or you
find yourself returning to old habits


that leave you feeling less than
happy, sit down with a pen and paper
and have a heart-to-heart talk with
your money. Dialogue. Ask a ques-
tion, then write the answer and trust
that these answers come from the
deepest place within you. You'll be
surprised by what you learn.
Your relationship with money is
one you have from birth until death,
Jaffe points out. It's important to
make sure it's a good one.
"You can't prevent bad things from
happening, but you can prepare for
them," she says. "being able to re-
spond to a crisis with resilience has
to do with having the resources to
make good decisions you feel good
About Luna Jaffe: Luna Jaffe is a
Certified Financial PlannerTM and
CEO of Lunaria Financial. Ltd.

Government Shutdown Affects Black Workers the Worst

Continued from page 1
"With regard to operations that will
continue: If you're on Social Secu-
rity, you will keep receiving your
checks. If you're on Medicare. your
doctor will still see you. Everyone's
mail will still be delivered. And gov-
ernment operations related to na-
tional security or public safety will
go on. Our troops will continue to
serve with skill, honor, and courage.
Air traffic controllers, prison guards,
those who are with border control -
our Border Patrol will remain on
their posts, but their paychecks will
be delayed until the government re-
opens. NASA will shut down almost
entirely, but Mission Control will re-
main open to support thile astronauts
serving on the Space Station."
Obama added. "1 also want to be
very clear about what would change.
Office buildings would close. Pay-
checks would be delayed. Vital servn-
ices that seniors and veterans.
women and children, businesses and
our economy depend on would be
hamstrung. Business owners would
see delays in raising capital, seeking
infrastructure permits, or rebuilding
after Hurricane Sandy. Veterans
who've sacrificed for their country
will find their support centers un-
staffed. Tourists will find every one
of America's national parks and mon-
uments, from Yosemite to the Smith-
sonian to the Statue of Liberty.
immediately closed. And of course.
the communities and small busi-
nesses that rely on these national
treasures for their livelihoods will be
out of customers and out of luck.
The shutdown could have dire
consequences for our national secu-
rity, according to a report by the Con-
gressional Research Service.
According to the report, "Shutdown
of the Federal Government: Causes,
Processes, and Effects," published
Sept. 23: "A federal government
shutdown could have possible nega-
tive security implications as some en-
tities wishing to take actions harmful
to U.S. interests may see the nation
as physically and politically vulner-
able," the report stated.
If the past is any guide, the shut-
down might be short-lived. The
longest federal shutdown lasted 21
days, from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6,
1996. In the past, furloughed federal
workers received retroactive pay for
the time they were out. But there is
no assurance that would happen this
time. Members of Congress are ex-
empt from furloughs.
There is also concern that the shut-
down will be another setback for the
already shaky economy.
Moddy's Analytics estimates that a
three to four week shutdown could
cost the economy about $55 billion,
about equal the combined economic
disruption caused by Hurricane Kat-
rina and Superstorm Sandy.
When the government was shut-
down in fiscal year 1996, according
to the Congressional Research Serv-
ice report:
Health New patients were not
accepted into clinical research at the
National Institutes of Hlealth (NIlII)
clinical center; the (Centers for Dis-
ease Conlrol and Prevention ceased
disease siirveillance; and hotline calls
to NIl I concerning diseases were nol

Law Enforcement and Public
Safety D)elays occurred in the pro-
cessing of alcohol, tobacco, firearms.
and explosives applications by the
Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco. and
Firearms; work on more than 3.500
bankruptcy cases reportedly \vas sus-
pended; cancellation of the recnruit-
ment and testing of federal law
enforcement officials reportedly oc-
curred, including the hiring of 400
border patrol agents: and delinquent
child-support cases were delayed
Parks, Museums, and Monu-
ments. Closure of 368 National
Park Service sites (loss of 7 million
visitors) reportedly occurred. with
loss of tourism revenues to local
communities, and closure of national
museums and monuments (report-

edly with an estimated loss of 2 mil-
lion visitors) occurred.
Visas and Passports -Approxi-
mately 20,000-30,000 applications
by foreigners for visas reportedly
went unprocessed each day; 200,000
U.S. applications for passports re-
portedly went unprocessed; and U.S.
tourist industries and airlines
reportedly sustained millions of dol-
lars in losses.

American Veterans Multiple serv-
ices were curtailed, ranging from
health and welfare to finance and
Federal Contractors -Of$18 bil-
lion in Washington, D.C.-area con-
tracts. $3.7 billion (more than 20
percent) reportedly were affected ad-
versely by the funding lapse; the Na-

tional Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) was unable to
issue a new standard for lights and
lamps that was scheduled to be effec-
tive January 1, 1996, possibly result-
ing in delayed product delivery and
lost sales; and employees of federal
contractors reportedly were fur-
loughed without pay.
Speaking in the Rose Garden Tues-
day, President Obama said: "I will
not negotiate over Congress's re-
sponsibility to pay bills it's already
racked up. I'm not going to allow
anybody to drag the good name of
the United States of America through
the mud just to refight a settled elec-
tion or extract ideological demands.
Nobody gets to hurt our economy
and millions of hardworking families
over a law you don't like."

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nationals not eligible to apply for
the 2015 Diversity Visa Program
In making the announcement the
department also pointed out that
natives of the Dominican Republic
are also barred from the program
as along with Jamaica and Haiti
more than 50.000 immigrants
came to the United States in the
last five years.
The US Congressionally man-
dated Diversity Immigrant Visa
Program is administered on an
annual basis by the Department of
State and conducted under the
terms of Section 203(c) of the

For US Diversity Visa

Immigration and Nationality Act
According to the State
Department. Section 203(c) of the
INA provides a maximum of
55,000 diversity visas each fiscal
year to be made available to per-
sons from countries with low rates
of immigration to the United
It said the annual DV program
makes visas available to persons
meeting the "simple but strict, eli-
gibility requirements." adding that
a computer-generated, random
drawing chooses selectees for
diversity visas.
The visas are distributed among
six geographic regions, with a
greater number of visas ,-1ngi to

regions with lower rates of iinmmi-
gration, and with no visas ,'1IL to
nationals of countries lIIling
more than 50,000 immigrants to
the United States over the period
of the past five years, as in ihe case
of Jamaica and H laiti.
No single country imay receive
more than seven percent of the
available diversity visas in a year.
Other countries not eligible to
apply to the 2[,grin are:
Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, C(hina
(mainland-horn). Colombia,
Lecuador. LI Salvador, India.
Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peniru,
Philippines, South Korea. United
K ii inl, (except Northern
Ireland) .ind its ilcpicndcin tcrrito-
ries, and \ ictnam.


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Diatrbeson ifein heAfrianAmer'ican Diaspra by Re .ReggieF eggo

"A man always has two rea- r
sons for doing anything: a good F
reason and the real reason,"
said J. P. Morgan.
On Tuesday this week, the
U.S. government began to shut
down for the first time in 17 years,
after a divided Congress tailed to
reach agreement to fund federal
agencies. Of course Congress is
divided over the Affordable
Healthcare Act or Obamacare,
which is the essential root cause of
the shut down.
So while some are masking their
support of the government shut
down on prudent fiscal policy, oth-
ers are more blunt about their dis-
cord with the federal healthcare
By now, we have heard the rhet-
oric coming out of Washington.
The Tea Party Republicans are try-
ing toleverage the shut down to lit-
erally shut down Obamacare.
Some people are just sore losers.
OK, so what we lost the game; now
we are going to take hostages until
the rules are changed in our favor.
It's a sad day in American politics
when the twisted ideologies are
more important than doing what's
Prior to the rise of the Tea Party,
partisan politics was much differ-
ent. It was kind of like a boxing
match. Both sides duke it out, and
at the end you can shake hands and
go have a beer together. There
were real negotiations between
sides, with serious give and take,

federall Government Shut Down an Example of

the Ridiculousness of the Radical Tea Party

not outlandish politicalmaneuver-
The Tea Party is Frankenstein's
monster. They are not only out of
control, but their recklessness is
now hurting everyday Americans
who work for the federal govern-
ment or receive benefits.
We are talking about 800,000
federal employees being fur-
loughed. Let me rephrase that -
some 800,000 peoplecannot go to
work today because of political
nonsense. Of course, I would
rather use another compound word
that has the initials BS.
So this week we saw or read var-
ious reports of government work-
ers arriving at federal office build-
ings to clean off their desks, set
out-of-office e-mail messages, and
make whatever arrangements were
necessary to stay off the job indef-
initely. What happened to the day
when a government job was as reli-
able as the mailman'?
What is even worse than having
to go on furlough is having to work
without pay. Hundreds of federal
workers are being required to
work, but were told that they may
not be paid air traffic controllers,
prison guards, nurses, and border
patrol officers to name a few.
I once read somewhere that
"Insanity is knowing that what

you're doing is completely idiotic,
but still, somehow, you just can't
stop it."
On the very day, many are cele-
brating the implementation of the
Affordable Healthcare Act, the fed-
eral government isshut down.
For those who don't follow poli-
tics closely it's OK 1 will break
this down to you in the most simple
terms possible. Democrats control
the U.S. Senate and Republicans
control the House of
Representatives. In order to pass a
bill or more importantly a budget
or spending measures it must
pass both branches of congress.
Late Monday night, the
Democratic-controlled Senate
rejected a request by the
Republican-controlled House of
Representatives for a special con-
ference committee to resolve dif-
ferences on how to fund the gov-
ernment, including whether to link
funding to changes in the
Affordable Care Act. Why?
It is simple Democrats are say-
ing that Republicans or Tea Party
lunatics are crying over spilled
milk and need to move on and get
over the passage of "Obamacare."
Senate Democrats say they are
willing to have a conference com-
mittee and of course have been
asking Republicans for months to

form one to discuss a full-year
budget. But Dems don't want to
conference while the government
is shut down, and will not allow the
Tea Party Republicans to continue
to pair the issue of government
funding with changes in the health-
care law.
Michael Gerson, a writer with
The Washington Post wrote this
week, "We are no longer seeing a
revolt against the Republican lead-
ership, or even against the
Republican "establishment"; this
revolt is against anyone who
accepts the constraints of political
reality. Conservatives are excom-
municated not for holding the
wrong convictions but for rational
calculations in service of those
Our great nation has been kid-
napped by a bunch of delusional
politicians who think that they
know this country and its people.
Many of them can afford to miss a
couple of paychecks, but most
Americans cannot.
Tea Party Conservatives are
playing with real people's lives and
real money like this country's
budget is some Monopoly game -
it has to stop!
Signing off from the outside of a
closed federal building,
Reggie Fullwood

The Truth About Obamacare

By George E. Curry
NNPA Columnist
Major provisions of the
Affordable Care Act went into
effect on Tuesday and, like all new
programs, there was a certain
amount of uncertainty and confu-
sion. But making things worse are
the deliberate lies that have been
told by what some call Obamacare.
To shift through the various
charges, I turned to our friends at for an independent,
nonpartisan analysis. Here, in their
words, is what they found:
Claim: 8.2 million Americans
can't find full-time work partly
due to Obamacare. says: False.
This assertion from the
Republican National Committee
echoes other conservative claims
that the law is hindering part-timers
from finding full-time jobs. But the
RNC's 8.2 million figure was the
total number in June of part-time

workers in the U.S. seeking full-
time work what the Bureau of
Labor Statistics calls 'part-time for
economic reasons' and there's
no evidence from BLS numbers
that the law has had an impact on
such workers. There were more in
this "part-time for economic rea-
sons" category in March 2010,
when the Affordable Care Act was
signed into law (9.1 million). The
latest figure, from August, is 7.9
Claim: The law is a job-killer. says: Overblown.
It's true nonpartisan economic
analyses have estimated a "small"
loss of mainly low-wage jobs
because of the law. But as one
expert told us, there hasn't been
much analysis of this impact of the
law because, he believes, econo-
mists think the impact will be min-
imal. Still, Republicans have con-
tinued to push the idea that the law
will have a significant effect on
jobs. This claim made our
"Whoppers of 2011" list, and it has
continued to be pushed in various
forms with the latest being the
claims about part-time work.
Claim: Premiums are going up
because of the law. Premiums are
going down because of the law. says: It depends.
Our short answer "it
depends" may be unsatisfactory
to readers, but whether you'll pay
more or less than you would have
without the law depends on your
circumstances. Are you uninsured
and have a preexisting condition?
You'll likely pay less than you
would have otherwise. Are you
uninsured but young and healthy?

You'll likely pay more (without
accounting for any subsidies you
may receive). Are you insured
through your employer'? You likely
won't sec much change either way.
Claim: All of the uninsured will
pay less on the exchanges than
they could now on the individual
market, even without federal
subsidies. says: False.
President Obama made this claim
at an Aug. 9 press conference, say-
ing that beginning Oct. 1, the 15
percent of the population that's
uninsured would be able to "sign
up for affordable quality health
insurance at a significantly cheaper
rate than what they can get right
now on the individual market."
Obama went on to emphasize that
that was before including federal
subsidies. "And if even with lower
premiums they still can't afford it,
we're going to be able to provide
them with a tax credit to help them
buy it," he added. But even
Obama's secretary of health and
human services, Kathleen Sebelius,
has acknowledged that young per-
sons would likely pay more and
older Americans would likely pay
less on the insurance exchanges.
Claim: You won't be able to
choose your own doctor.
Claim: The government will be
between you and your doctor. says: False.
These claims are variations on
the fear that the government will be
taking over health care choosing
your doctor, telling him or her what
treatment to administer, etc. But the
law doesn't create a government-
run system, as we've said many


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times. It actually greatly expands
business for private insurance, by
about 12 million new customers.
according to Congressional Budget
Office estimates. And individuals
will choose their own doctors, just
as they do now.
Claim: if you like your plan,
you can keep your plan. If you
like your doctor, you can keep
your doctor. Misleading.
Obama has repeatedly made this
claim, and the White House contin-
ues to use the line on its website.
The law doesn't force Americans to
pick new plans or new doctors, but
the president simply can't make
this promise to everyone. There's
no guarantee that your employer
won't switch plans, just as compa-
nies could have done before the
law. And if you switch jobs, your
new work-based coverage might
not have your doctor as an in-net-
work provider, either.
Claim: Congress is exempt
from the law. says: False.
Congress isn't exempt from the
law. In fact, members and their
staffs face additional requirements
that other Americans don't.
Beginning in 2014, they can no
longer get insurance through the
Federal Employees Health Benefits
Program, as they and other federal
employees have done. Instead, they
are required to get insurance
through the insurance exchanges.
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National Healthcare

is a Triumph for

Black Americans L
The verdict was in even before the first enrollee
inked their signature October 1 on a health care plan
under the Affordable Care Act. The law is an unmiti-
gated triumph for the millions of uninsured in America. The triumph is
even greater for African-Americans. The checklist of pluses is well-known.
More than 7 million African-Americans will now have access to a health
plan, there will be subsidies for low-income persons to offset the costs, a
half million children will be covered under their parent's plans, millions of
dollars will be allocated for research and testing, the establishment of more
than 1000 new health care facilities in many rural and urban communities,
the National Health Service Corps workforce will be tripled and more than
4 million elderly and disabled African-Americans covered under Medicare
will have no cost access to health care preventive services. The triumph is
even greater because of the grim figures on the health care crisis that has
been a national disgrace for so long for African-Americans
The dismal figures have repeatedly told why. Blacks make up a wildly
disproportionate number of the estimated 50 million Americans with
absolutely no access to affordable or any health care. The majority of black
uninsured are far more likely than the one in four whites who are uninsured
to experience problems getting treatment at a hospital or clinic. This has
had devastating health and public policy consequences. According to a
study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, blacks are far
more likely than whites to suffer higher rates of catastrophic illness and
disease, and are much less likely to obtain basic drugs, tests, preventive
screenings and surgeries. They are more likely to recover slower from ill-
ness, and they die much younger.
Studies have found that when blacks do receive treatment, the care they
receive is more likely to be substandard to that of whites. Reports indicate
that even when blacks are enrolled in high quality health plans, the racial
gap in the care and quality of medical treatment still remains low.
Meanwhile, private insurers have routinely cherry picked the healthiest and
most financially secure patients in order to bloat profits and hold down
costs. American medical providers spend twice as much per patient than
providers in countries with universal health care, and they provide lower
quality for the grossly inflated dollars. Patients pay more in higher insur-
ance premiums, co-payments, fees and other hidden health costs.
It's been a perfect storm mix of politics, race, and ignorance and fear that
has driven the GOP's mania to dump Obamacare. Ift's included every slan-
der, lie, and false flag, countless votes and threats to defund the Act and a
crude attempt at blackmail to shut down the whole government over it.
Some claim that this is big government intrusiveness since it allegedly
whipsawed Americans into buying insurance and that it was too costly, too
overburdening on businesses, and supposedly too unpopular with a major-
ity of Americans.
The race part is two-fold. One it was proposed by President Obama, and
anything, that's any program or initiative that's been proposed by him by
him for every moment of the five years he's been in the White House has
been the trigger for GOP opposition. The other part is the great fear of GOP
health care reform opponents and the health care industry lobby which
includes private insurers, and for a time pharmaceuticals and major med-
ical practitioners was that they'd have to treat millions of uninsured,
unprofitable, largely unhealthy blacks. That would be a direct threat to their
massive profits. The pharmaceuticals eventually dropped their opposition
only after getting assurances that they would not have to 6cut costs of drugs'
to make way for more generics and drug competition from Canada and that
the millions of newly insured recipients will be drug purchasers.
The Act is not totally out of the woods. House Republicans have already
gotten their way on one point and that's to delay for one year requirement
that businesses with more than 50 employees provide health insurance to
their workers or pay a penalty. They will play for time and push their inept
demand for a one year delay. After the provisions kick in, they will latch
onto to too every real or imagined mishap or negative experience with a
business owner, provider, or recipient to scream loudly that the Act is a bust
and must be scrapped. GOP ultra-conservatives will continue to assault the
Act with their favorite attack weapon and that it is big government run
amok at the expense of the health of Americans.
Their ploys will not succeed in scuttling the Act. Too many millions will
have been helped, even saved by it, for that And millions of them are
African-Americans. Obamacare is a triumph that can't be taken away.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst. He is a frequent
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Black Women

Three Times

More Likely

to Be Killed
continued from front
Religious life" was very important
' to them.
SIn an interview with Dallas
SMorning News Bishop T.D. Jakes,
senior pastor of The Potter's House
in Dallas, said that faith can be just
one of the factors that contribute to
'domestic violence.
Jakes noted that reports domestic
violence increased during the Great
'Recession. Blacks, particularly,
Black men continue to suffer
through recession-level uniemploy-
ment rates that are often double the
rates of their White counterparts.
"Anger and rage are building up
in the hearts of men who feel help-
less and hopeless," said Jakes.
"And more and more, men have
rage that is suppressed. We have
got to find a better way to handle
our frustrations."
In order, South Carolina, Alaska,
Oklahoma, Delaware, Arizona,
Tennessee, Idaho, West Virginia,
Louisiana and New Mexico have
;the highest rates of all women
killed by men in single victinm/sin-
gle offender cases.
Rand said that new policies are
Needed from local communities to
,the federal government to protect
Women from harm.
SIn March, President Obama
signed the Violence Against
Women Act that women's rights
advocates hope will curb domestic
murder rates. They are also urging
Lawmakers to step up enforcement
of background checks to keep guns
out of the hands of people with
domestic violence arrests on their
i records.
"The picture that emerges from
'When Men Murder Women' is that
Women face the greatest threat
from someone they know, most
* often a spouse or intimate acquain-
tance, who is armed with a gun."
the report stated. "For women in
SAmerica, guns are not used to save
4 lives, but to take them."

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Fans Enjoy Camaraderie Despite Losing Season The Jacksonville Jaguars disappointed the city and fans again this week against the Indianapolis Colts. The final
score was Jaguars (3) Indianapolis (37). The Jaguars are now 0-3and have yet to improve their standings or rank in the NFL. The crowd was not pleased and proceeded to leave after half
time. Former Jaguar and New England Patriot retired NFL running back Fred Taylor was in the press room and was smiling when asked about his connection to the Jaguars, "I try to men-
tor the guys on and off the field. More often things happening off the field are affecting what's happening on the field. We have to get out there and win. They can do it". Shown above (L-
R) are Jaguar fans line up: Sam Base, Rosetta Base, Lamar Ellis, Denise Ellis, Sharon Berrian, l)iane Washington, Tony Ellie, Whitney Ellis; Shamara Israel, Jackye Davis, Barbara Boatright,
Fred Taylor and Bithiah Mayo and Leondra Settles and Rashun Cull. Next up for the Jags is a visit to St.Louis against the Rams on October 6th. KF/P'

HBCUs Must Adapt to Teach 21st Century Students

By Freddie Allen
historically Black colleges and uni-
versities adapt to the rapidly chang-
ing educational landscape, advo-
cates say that collaborative partner-
ships in business, in the community,
and on campus will be needed to
ensure that HBCUs survive and
thrive in the 21st century.
"My grandfather used to tell me,
'If someone tells you something
three times, you better start believ-
ing it,'" said Roosevelt Johnson,
deputy associate administrator of
education at the National
Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA). "So, I'm
going to tell you right now, partner-
ships, partnerships, partnerships.
and you better start believing it."
Johnson spoke on a panel titled,
"Next Generation Partnerships:
Increasing Investment in Inward
and Outward Facing Research and
Innovation" during the National
Historically Black Colleges and
Universities Week Conference held
in Washington. D.C.. a program
hosted by the White House

Initiative on Historically Black
Colleges and Universities during
National HBCU Week.
The White House Initiative on
Historically Black Colleges and
Universities dates back to 19X0
when President Jimmy Carter
signed executive order 12232 dedi-
cating a federal program to amelio-
rate the on-going eflects of racial
discrimination in higher education.
Since then, every United States
president has expanded the efforts
and reach of program. In 2002,
President George W. Bush moved
the White House Initiative on
Historically Black colleges s and
Universities to the Department of
In a 2012 proclamation. President
Barack Obama touted the role that
HBCUs will play in achieving
"goal of having the highest propor-
tion of college graduates in the
world by 2020."
HBCU advocates say that will
take greater investment in Black
schools that have historically trailed
their White counterparts in
resources ranging fromn 'infrasitue-

lure to enrollment and endowment.
"We are still dealing with for the
most part small liberal arts colleges
and you are in competition with
very large universities and universi-
ty systems," said Johnson in refer-
ence to federal and private research
grant money.
In order to level the playing field,
Johnson suggested that IHBCUs col-
laborate with each other and form
Johnson encouraged iB3CU
administrators to engage with
NASA's Minority University
Research and Education Program
that works with minority-serving
institutions on research programs
and increasing diversity in Science.
Technology. E-ngineering and
Mathematics fields, commonly
known as STEM.
"HBC'Us need to understand their
own strengths but they just can't
stop there because they are compet-
ing against universities who have
established relationships more
resources and staff members solely
focused on creating these partner-
ships." said I.ry oi l'T soiiS, ILcpuIl\


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on Historically Black Colleges and
"If you're at an HBCU, you may
be teaching classes you may be per-
forming research, participating in
committees and building relation-
ships at the same time," said
During a panel discussion titled,
"Strengthening the Dream Through
Intergenerational Leadership,"
speakers addressed the need for
IHBCUs to form stronger relation-
ships with the communities where
they reside.
William Harvey, dean of the
School of Education at North
Carolina A&T University, touted
two public high schools housed on
the Greensboro campus of North
Carolina A & T as successful ways
to form partnerships with the com-
munivty while exposing students to
I IHB('Us.
The Middle College at North
Carolina A&T is an all-male high
school on campus, recently made
history achieving a 100 percent
graduation rale during the 2011-

2012 school year.
Last year, North Carolina A & T
opened The STEM Early College.
According to the school's web
page, "Students take honors and
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
in ninth and 10th grades. Juniors
and seniors will take college cours-
es and focus on one of three STEM
pathways: biomedical sciences,
renewable energy and engineering.
Students will graduate with a high
school diploma and two years of
college credit from N.C. A&T."
Harvey said that some of their
students have already been recog-
nized in the region for achieve-
ments in research projects.
Harvey also stressed the need for
Black schools to be more proactive
in recruiting top-flight students.
Harvey continued: "The flipside
of that is that we know that we're
doing more with less. I want to do
more with more."
Harvey encouraged HBCU alum-
ni think globally and to act locally
to find ways to give a percentage of
their earnings to their alma maters
similar to tithing at church.


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Mount Nebo Medicare Seminar
Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church Healthcare Ministry presents a
Medicare seminar, Saturday, October 5th, 12 1 p.m. Come receive infor-
mation on Medicare benefits and more! Mount Nebo is located at 8778
Placid Dr. For more details call 401-1999 or visit www.goodhealth-

Joint-Heirs "Holy Land" Bus Trip
David M. Thomas Pastor of Joint-Heirs Christian Church and the Join-
Heirs Women of Faith and Power group presents a "Holy Land" excursion
trip to Orlando, Saturday, October 12th. Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. If interest-
ed call the church at 757-3226 or visit
Joint-Heirs is located at 2100 Dunn Avenue.

Still Standing Gospel Benefit Concert
Show praise and attend the benefit concert for Shakera Gross, Saturday,
October 12th at 6 p.m., at Joint-Heirs Christian Center. Enjoy an amazing
night of gospel music with featured artists: Henrietta Telfair, Leilani
Nichelle, The Gospel Cavaliers, Meachum Clarke and True Purpose,
Lawrence Flowers and Intercession. All proceeds go towards Skakera's
lung transplant fund. For more details call 413-1680 or visit
https// Joint-Heirs is located at 2100
Dunn Avenue.

Mount Nebo Miss. Baptist Church
Christian Women's Conference
Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church 2013 Christian Women's
Conference will take place Saturday, October 12th. The conference is free!
Registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Praise service at 9 a.m.
Lunch served at 12:15 p.m. The theme is: "Christian Women Walking in
Light In a Dark World," 1 Johnl :7 "But if we walk in the light, as he is the
light, we have fellowship with another." Pastor Zelma Dickerson of Perez
Ministries International will present Workshop A: Keys to turning mistakes
into miracles. Workshop B: Moving from Motivation to Manifestation, will
be presented by Sister Florrie Merkison of Colossian Baptist church. Sister
Cynthia Robison of New Zion Baptist Church will facilitate Workshop 3:
Breaking the Power of Limitations. Come join the conference, there is a
blessing waiting for you! For more information call 767-8916. Mount
Nebo is located at 8778 Placid Dr.

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Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20

Pastor Landon Williams

The Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist
church will celebrate 131 years of
service to families and surrounding
communities throughout October.
It was during the year 1882 that
birth was given to the Mount Olive
Primitive Baptist Church. Father
Henry Griffin, Rev. Phillip H.
Davis, Rev. Wilson C. Holiday and
a few faithful Christians organized
the church under a "Bush Harbor"
located on Stuart Street between
West Bay and Forsythe Streets. The
church membership grew and after
several years the first wood struc-
ture was built at Forsythe and
Johnson Streets.
The Church Sunday School was
organized in 1885 with brother
Essup Williams serving as the First
Superintendent. In 1906 the church
continuing to grow in membership.
and relocated at the corner of
Cleveland and Monroe St.

With the growth of the
Jacksonville community and under
the leadership and dedication of
several spiritual Pastors, Deacons,
Trustees, other officials and mem-
bers, a "Ground Breaking Service"
was held at Myrtle Avenue and
Fourth Streets for the present loca-
tion on Sunday, February 15, 1948.
The church continues to move for-
ward present day under the spiritual
guidance, leadership and dedication
of Pastor Lee 1E. Harris.
The anniversary theme is "Mt.
Olive PB. Church A Beacon of
Light, hiding in a World of
Darkness" Scripture: Matthew
5:14/16. A joyous time will be held
by all as our celebration services
continually will convene commenc-
ing with our Church School at
9:30a.m. our II a.m. worship and
climax with our 4 p.m. service,
whereby several dynamic spirit-

OneJax Thanksgiving Service
The 2013 OneJax Interfaith Thanksgiving gratitudee Service will take
place, Thursday. November 21st, 6 -7 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath
Chesed The Temple ,. 8727 San Jose Blvd. Join OneJax for this joyous tra-
dition, now in its 95th year! For more details call 620-1 JAX (1529).

Kings & Queens of Clean Comedy
The Kings & Queens of Clean Comedy will perform, Saturday. October
19th at 7 p.m. at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church. 10325 Interstate
Center Dr. Proceeds to benefit the AnnieRuth Foundation. Comedian Terry
Harris will host comedians: Alston "AJ" Jackson. David Emanuel. K.
Webb, Ms. Gin. David Jones and Ozrick Cooley. For more information visit or e-mail infofa

8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship

9:30 am. Sunday School

11:00 am. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Worship 7 p.m.
Radio Weekly Broadcast WCGL 1360 AM
Sunday 2 PM 3 PM


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Disciples of (bChrist Cbristiao Fellowsbip
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Sunday School

9 a.m.



10 a.m Pastor Robert Lecount, Jr

A church that's on the move in

worship with prayer, praise and power!
2061 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville, Florida 32208
(904) 765-5683 Email

Bishop Rudolph
McKlssick, Sr.
Senior I1nstor

filled guest speakers in the city and
surrounding communities will bring
the spoken word throughout the
month of October.
The schedules is as follows:
Sunday, October 6, at 4 p.m.,
"200 Women in White, 100 men in
Black," Bishop Edward Robinson
and Southside Church of God in
Christ bringing the message as we
celebrate with "200 women in
White and 100 Men in Black"
SSunday, October 13, at 4 p.m.,
the mighty men of God at Mt. Olive
will kick-off with Pastor Clem
Robinson of the Thankful M.B.
Saturday October 19, at 10
am.. a special "Ladies in Pink

Sunday Morning Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.
Church school
9:30 a.m.
Bible Study
6:30 p.m.

M3=1NN" =0-MM ^ J
Brunch" kicks off with honoring all
breast cancer survivors. All sur-
vivors who plan to attend please call
the church and give your name in
order to be honored.
SSunday October 20, the women
of Mt Olive, will salute and honor
all "Breast Cancer Survivors" in the
city and surrounding communities,
all are invited to come and celebrate
with Pastor Levi White and the New
Birth M.B. Church congregation
preaching and rendering services.
Sunday October 27,
Culmination of this gala celebration
with churches and pastors from
around the city will commence with
Reverend Mark Griffin and congre-
gation of Wyman Chapel Church.
Everyone is invited to come out
and help celebrate this blessed occa-
sion. each Sunday all will be blessed
with dynamic speakers and church
rendering services. For additional
information, contact the church
355-0015. Mt. Olive Primitive
Baptist Church is located at 1319 N.
Myrtle Ave.


the Ancestors

Program in

St. Augustine
The St. Augustine Middle Passage
Committee Black Catholic
Commission of the Diocese of St.
Augustine Middle Passage
Ceremonies and Port Makers
Project request your presence at an
ancestral remembrance ceremony
to honor the two million Africans
who died in the Middle Passage and
the 500,000 enslaved survivors and
their descendants who helped build
this nation. The event takes place
Saturday, October 6th at 12 p.m. at
Castillo de San Marcos, 1 South
Castillo Drive, St. Augustine.
Florida. For more details email

Bishop Rudolph
McKissick. ,r.
Senior Pastor

Grace and Peace

y l lv ~visit Nz

Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Celebrates 131 Years

of Service to Families to North Florida Communities

Remembering a

"One in a Million Man"


Sunrise: February 15, 1939
Sunset: October 1, 1979

Willie Thomas Allen,
father of Mrs. Kenyon
(Wilnita Tonique-Allen)
Grandfather of Camille
l \ MedKay and Gabrielle Alexis
Husband of Dr. Anita
I^L/. f Vernel Carter-Allen.

n "...The lyrics to the song "One
E In a Million" soothed some
of the inner pain and
-heartache from 1979: Thank
you God for James Ingram. James Cleveland told me to
"Just Believe Rest On." "My baby and Friend. God makes
no mistakes."
We still love you, spirit of God! The Family.
I called him "Baby." Friends called him "Moochie."
Your "Vernel"!

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464

SWeekly Services

Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 noon-I p.m.
The Word from the Sons
and Dauehters of Bethel
3rd Sunday 4:00 p.m

ComO share In HIol Communion on 1st Sundayat 7.40 and 1040 a.m.

Worship with us LIVE
on the web visit

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Can You Afford the New Health Insurance Plans?

Ready or not it's here. The Health
Insurance marketplace has now
begun. The Department of Health
and Human Services recently
released the premiums or month-
ly costs for health insurance for
Costs will vary according to
where people are located in the
country, family size, income, and
tobacco use. How does it work?
How can you get the best deal? And
how much can you expect to pay
out of pocket?
Categories of Insurance
First let's talk metals. Insurance
categories are classified by metals:
bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.
There is an additional category
called catastrophic. Bronze is the
least expensive while gold is the
most. It is important to note that the
categories are not about quality of
care. It's about what you will pay in
premiums every month, how much
money you will pay out of pocket
for hospital visits or prescriptions,
and how much you will pay total
over the year if you have a lot of
health care costs. Catastrophic
plans are also available for people
under the age of 30 and select peo-
ple with very low incomes.
The best deal for you

More choices equal better sav-
ings. The US Department of Health
and Human Services did an analysis
of 36 state marketplaces.
According to an issue brief from
DHHS, individuals and families
will have an average of 53 health
plans to choose from when looking
for a plan. Young adults will have
an average of 57 choices. Also, on
average, there are eight different
health insurance carriers participat-
ing in each of the 36 marketplaces
from the analysis. The greater the
competition the more the consumer
When it's time to select a metal
level, consider how you use health
insurance. If you are a relatively
healthy person who doesn't antici-
pate many doctor visits or take
medications routinely, you may
want to consider the bronze level or
silver level. However, these levels
carry a lower premium, or cost per
month. If an accident occurs, you
can expect to pay more out of pock-
et later for care. If you anticipate
many doctor visits or take regular
prescriptions, gold or platinum may
be the choice for you. The premium
is higher in these categories, but
you pay less at the doctor's office
and for prescriptions.

Prices, Preniumns, and Plans
Prices for basic health coverage
will vary from person to person.
(iary Cohlien, director of the Center
for Consumer Information andi
Insurance Oversight stated on a
conference call that people who are
uninsured and qualify for financial
assistance or Medicaid could end
up paying less than $100 a month
per person for health insurance.
The premium that you pay will
depend on the category you pick,
your family size, and other factors
such as where you live. For exam-
ple, a 27-year-old in Atlanta,
Georgia who earns $25,000 and
chooses the lowest level Bronze
category can expect to pay $105 per
month after tax credit. A family of
four two adults and two children
under the age of 18 in Atlanta
with an income of $50,000 in the
lowest Bronze category would pay
$138 per month after Tax Credit. A
27-year-old in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania who earns $25,000
and chooses the lowest level in the
Bronze category will pay $94 per
month after Tax Credit. A family of
four in the same city earning
$50,000 would pay $96 a month in
the lowest Bronze category after tax

Where do you begin?
On October 1st, you will be able
to log on to your state's health
department website and create an
account. Then you will enter infor-
mation about you and your family,
income, household size, and other
pertinent information. Next, based
on the information you enter you
will be able to see plans that apply
to your situation. You will be able
to compare premiums and out-of-
pocket costs side by side. Pick the
plan that best suits your needs and
enroll. Your coverage will go into
effect on January 1, 2014.
You have time to make a decision
so think it through. The market-
place will remain open until March
31, 2014. Take your time and
choose wisely. Review your budget
and decide what you can afford.
Shop around. Ask questions. Most
of all don't be afraid to ask for help.
The government may have estab-
lished the marketplace but it puts
the power of obtaining affordable
healthcare coverage in the con-
sumer's hands.
For more information about
healthcare marketplaces, visit

Eight Obesity Risks You May Not Be Aware Of

By Krystle Crossman
You may know about the risks of
being obese such as a higher risk or
stroke or heart attack, but there are
8 risks that you may not think about
when you think of obesity.
1. Migraines: In a survey per-
formed at John Hopkins. 4,000 peo-
ple were studied and it was found
that those with a higher B13MI were
81 percent more likely to get
migraines, up to 14 per month, as
opposed to those at a healthy
2. ('ancer: Those who are obese
were found to have a high risk of

developing cancer. This is purely
circumstantial at this point, but doc-
tors have a theory that the excess fat
cells in the body may incite more
tumor growth due to hormone
3. Infertility: The more obese you
become, the higher the chance that
you will be infertile. The more fat
you have in your body, the more
hormonal issues you will have,
which leads to Polycystic Ovarian
Syndrome and infertility.
4. Premature B3irth: Those who do
get pregnant have more of a risk of
having their baby prematurely or

having severe complications during
pregnancy. It is speculated that this
is because the fat cells weaken the
uterine wall and cervical mem-
5. Sleep: Excess weight can cause
some serious sleep issues such as
sleep apnea. This is when the
excess fat around the face and
throat compresses the airway dur-
ing sleep and the person gasps or
stops breathing for a moment. This
leads to less quality sleep.
6. Love: The number one reason
that people are bullied is because of
weight. This bulling leads to

depression and suicide rates. Often
the source of the bullying comes
from loved ones, who are supposed
to be supportive, not teasing.
7. Doctor Bullying: 67 percent of
men and women say that they have
been bullied by their doctor at the
office for being overweight. This
makes the person not want to
receive healthcare like they should.
8. Money: An expanding waist-
band shrinks the wallet. Not only do
you pay more for food, but you also
pay much more for healthcare visits
due to all of the medical problems
that are caused by obesity.

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Available Scholarships Helps Close
Diversity Shortage Gap in Medicine
Nefertiti Clavon, 22, struggled to keep up with rising tuition costs and
other college expenses. "There were times I felt I was going to have to
leave school because of financial situations, "said Clavon, a health pro-
motions student at the University of Houston in Texas. "I'm grateful
there is a scholarship available for female students pursuing healthcare
Clavon is one of 16 recipients of the 2013 Go Red Multicultural
Scholarship, part of the American Heart Association and Macy's Go
RedTM Multicultural Scholarships Fund.
The fund now in its third year provides $2,500 scholarships for
multicultural women pursuing college or graduate
school degrees in healthcare fields. Besides
easing the financial burden for students, the
American Heart Association and its support-
B ers are striving to increase the number of
Underrepresented minorities in medicine and
increase culturally-sensitive, patient care.
The number of minority medical school
graduates is increasing steadily, according to
gauthe Association of American Medical
S Colleges. However, the figures are still
low compared with the population at
large. For example, among 17,304
medical school graduates in
2011, 6.5 percent were African-
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L. C. GREENWOOD meet in Atlanta looking to
SUCCUMBS get a leg up in MEAC race.


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Virginia Stale 1 0 3 1
Chowan 1 0 2 2
Bowie State 0 1 2 2
Lincoln 0 1 1 3
Virginia Union 0 1 0 4
Elizabeth City State 0 1 0 4
Wminston-Salem State 1 0 3 1
Fayelteville State 1 0 2 2
Saint Augustine's 1 0 2 2
Johnson C. Smith 1 1 3 1
Livingstone 1 1 2 2
Shaw 0 1 2 2
OL Ronnile Ransoms, So., C, VSU
WR Chase Powell, Fi, WSSU .5 calchies, 134 yards,
2 TODs, long ofl 75 yards in win over VUU.
06 Derek Bryant, So, F8U 14 ol 20, 256 yards, 3
TDs, 7 mrushet, 1 yards in win over ECSU
OB Justin Forte, Jr., RB, LIV 34 cares, 126 yards, I
TO in win over Lincoln.
DL. Bryant Frazier, Jr, DE. VSU 2 sacks fo -8 yards, 2
formed fumbles, 2 humes, 3 olons vs JCSU.
LB Chaz Robinson, Sr. SAC- 10 tackle, 1 beak-up
DO Darien Thomas, So., VSU 1 intiception, 2 broak-
uos, 3 solos, 2 assists vs JCSU
ROOKIE A. J. Glfford, R.Fr, OB, SAC-17 ol 23,255
yards, 1 TD, 10 cars, 44 yards vs BSU
SPECIAL Als Tucker, Si, P, SAC -42 5 avg on 2 punts
COACH Lalrell Scott, VSU lst-year head coach haes
Trojans 3-.1 alter win over JCSU

SIAC SA fUIHitivN lviCil(lX ..C.iefl I
*5 AriAfi fnic CoNroErseNCs

Fort Valley State
Albany State
Clark Atlanta
Central State
Kentucky State

W L W .
NCA&TState 1 0 3 0
SCSlate 1 0 3 2
Norfolk State 1 0 1 3
Delaware State 1 0 1 3
Bethune-Cookman 0 0 3 1
N. Carolina Cenlral 0 0 2 2
Florida A&M 0 0 1 3
Howard 0 1 1 3
Savannah State 0 1 1 4
Morgan State 0 1 0 5
Hampton 0 1 0 5
0 Not digliblo or lili
Dondre Lewlis.Freeman, R-So.RB, SCSU 18
cares, 140 yards, 1 ro In win over Hamplon
Lynden Trail, R-Jr, LB, NSU -0 tackles, 3 solos,
2 interceptions, 1 TD reception vs MSU.
Dondre Brown, Fr, RB, SCSU 86 rushing
yards, 2 TDs vs Hamplon
Christian Faber-Klnney, Fr, P, HAM 415 avg,
on 6 punts, 37 rushing yards, 1 pass completed
for 32 yards on 2 fake punts
Tristan Bellamy, r-Sr, OL, SCSU 5 pancakes,
88% grade vs Hampton

Sw*f\ ATHI.I: fri, CoeFf-EU=NcI:"
Jackson State 3 0 3 2
Alabama State 3 1 3 2
Alcorn State 2 1 3 2
AlabamaA&M 2 1 2 3
Miss., Valley St, 0 2 0 4
Prairie View A&M 3 0 4 1
Southern 1 2 1 4
Ark, PineBluff 0 2 0 4
Grambling Slate 0 2 0 5
Texas Southern 0 3 0 4
Jerry Locelocke, Jr, OB, PRAIRIE VIEW-32of
47, 380 yards, 4 TDs, rushed for 3 TDn vs. SFA,
Carlton Jones, Sr., DE, ALABAMA STATE 8
tackles, 6 solos, 2 sacks for -15 yards, forced
fumble in win over Alcorn State.
Kourtney Berry, Fr., LB, ALABAMA STATE -
13 tackles, 7 solos, 1 sack, 2 for losses, a pass
break-up, 1 fumble recovery vs, Alcoro State.
Bobby Wenzlg, Sr., PK/P, ALABAMA STATE.
Averaged 43.7 yards on 9 punts, good on all 7
PAT attempts.

Tennessee State 4
Texas College 1
Lincoln (Mo.) 1
Concordia 0
Cheyney 0
W, Va, State 0
Langston 0
Va, Univ. of Lynchburg 0
Edward Waters 0

MIchael Germaln, Jr., QB, TENN. STATE Perfesd
8 for 8 for 159 yards and 3 TDs (31,25 & 30) in
win over Central State.
Curta Griffin & Vincent McNeil, OBs, TEXAS
COLLEGE Combined to pass for 580 yards, 5
TDs (Griffin 214 yds, 2 TDs; McNeil 366 yards,
3 TOs) in Win over Wayland Baptist,
Ja'Marius Allen, WR, TEXAS COLLEGE 9
receptions, 144 yards, 3 TOD (9,35.53). One of 4
TC receivers to top 100 yards receiving.
Nick Thrasher, LB, TENN. STATE Led TSU with
8 stops, 7 solos vs. Central State.
Jamin Godfrey, Jr., PK, TENN. STATE -Tallied
0 PATs in win over Central State.

Livingstone 35, Lincoln (Pa) 7
Miles 22, Albany State 14
Morehouse 28, Edward Waters 26
Norfolk State 27, Morgan State 21
Northwestern (LA) State 37, Langston 0
Pittsburg State 59. Lincoln (MO) 38
Prairie View A&M 56, S. F. Austin 48
SC State 30, Hampton 6
Saint Augustine's 29, Bowie State 7
Stillman 26, Kentucky State 21
Tennessee State 73, Central State 6
Texas College 36, Waytand Baptist 29
Tuskegee 42. Lane 14
Virginia State 19. Johnson C. Smith 17
W-Salem State 55, Virginia Union 15

1. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (3-1) Idle. NEXT: At Delaware State.
2. NORTH CAROUNAA&T (3-0) Beat Howard Thursday. 27-19. NEXT:
South Carolina State in Atlanta.
3. TENNESSEE STATE (4-1) Walloped Central State. 73-6. NEXT:
Hosts SE Missouri.
4. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (3-1) Dominated Virginia Union. 55-15.
NEXT: At home vs. Bowie State.
5. JACKSON STATE (3-2) Got by Southern. 19-14. NEXT: Hosts Ar-
kansas Pine Bluff.
6. SOUTH CAROUNA STATE (3-2) Beat Hamplon. 30-6. NEXT: Meets
No.2 NC A&T in Atlanta.
7. TUSKEGEE (3-1) Handled Lane. 42-14. NEXT: At Fort Valley Slate.
8. ALABAMA STATE (3-2) Knocked off Alcorn Slate. 49-30. NEXT: At
Texas Southern.
9. PRAIRIE VIEW (4-1) Outscored Stephen F Austin, 56-48 NEXT:
Grambling at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
10. ALCORN STATE (3-2) Lost to Alabama State. 49-30. NEXT: Host-
ing Warner.


PITTSBURGH (AP) L.C.Greenwood.,the relent-
less defensive end who made
up one quarter of the Pittsburgh
Steelers' "Steel Curtain" defen-
sive line of the 1970s. has died.
He was 67.
The Allegheny County
wMedical Examiner's office said
Greenwood died Sunday from
undisclosed causes just before

L. C Grenw d noon at UPMC Presbyterian
L. C. Greenwood Hoptl

A six-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro,
Greenwood played for the Steelers from 1969-81, help-
ing Pittsburgh win an unprecedented four Super Bowls in
a six-year span. Greenwood, Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes
and Dwight White formed the bedrock of the defense that
helped turn a perennial loser into a dynasty.
"L.C. was one of the most beloved Steelers during
the most successful period in team history and he will
be missed by the entire organization," Chairman Dan
Rooney said in a statement. "He will forever be remem-
bered for what he meant to the Steelers both on and off
the field."
Greenwood was taken in the 10th round of the 1969
NFL draft nine rounds after Greene out of Arkan-
sas A&M (now Arkansas Pine-Bluff) and along with
Holmes, a Texas Southern product, gave the Steelers
two black college players on the defensive front. Green-
wood blossomed into a tenacious pass rusher who used
his superior speed to blow past offensive tackles and into
the backfield, Greenwood posted 73 during his 13-year
career. He thrived in the postseason, sacking Dallas Cow-
boys quarterback Roger Staubach four times in the 1976
Super Bowl, a 21-17 Pittsburgh victory.
Knee problems forced Greenwood to retire before
the 1982 season. His 13 years in Pittsburgh are tied for
the third-longest tenure with the team in franchise history.
Greenwood remained in Pittsburgh after his retirement,
working as an entrepreneur and motivational speaker.
Despite support from his teammates including
Greene Greenwood has not been enshrined in the Pro
Football Hall of Fame, ffe was a finalist six times, the last
coming in 2006,
"He deserves to be in the Hall," said current Florida
A&M [lead Coach Earl Holmes, a former Steeler, on the
MEAC Coaches' Teleconference, "Fie did all the things
right, on and off the field, Fie's a trailblazer of the black
college tradition, fie was always a positive influence."

Atlanta showdown tops schedule

BCSP Editor
BCSP No. 2 North Carolina A&T and
BCSP No. 6 South Carolina State square off
in the Georgia Dome Saturday (3:30 p.m.) in the
marquee match-up of this week's football sched-
ule, the 25th Bank of America Atlanta Football
Rod Broadway's A&T squad (3-0, 1-0
MEAC), the only undefeated team in black col-
lege football through the first month of the sea-
son, has not cracked The Sports Network FCS Top
25 despite wins over Appalachian State (24-21),
Elan (23-10) and last week over MEAC rival
Howard (27-19). The Aggies received 126 votes
in this week's poll to finish five places out of the
Top 25.
South Carolina State (3-2, 1-0) under veteran
12-year head coach Buddy Pough, is the other
MEAC school (besides A&T and 21st-ranked
Bethune-Cookman) to receive voles in the FCS
poll. The Bulldogs garnered seven votes. They
opened the season with a close 27-20 loss to un-
defeated (5-0) and now FCS fifth-ranked Coastal
Carolina and a 52-13 loss at Clemson. They've
come back to post big wins over Alabama A&M
(32-0). Benedict (59-6). and last week's MEAC
opener over Hampton (30-6).
The game is critical for South Carolina State
as A&T does not face defending conference
champ Bethun-Cookman this season. The Bull-
dogs face Bethune-Cookman on October 26th in
Daytona Beach. Florida.
"If they get by us. they could very well have
an undefeated season," said Pough Tuesday of
A&T. who has now won seven straight games
dating back to last season. "That's why this is a
critical game for us.
"They're balanced everywhere. They've not
allowed a rushing touchdown in forever (30 quar-
ters) and they have as good of an offensive and
defensive line as we've seen. Their special teams
are among the leaders in the nation and they're
getting great play from their quarterback. We've
got our work cut out for us."
"In terms of winning, consistency and cham-
pionships, we want to be where South Carolina
State is," said Broadway Tuesday during the con-
ference coaches' teleconference. SC State has won
or shared four MEAC titles in the past decade, the
last they shared in 2010 with Bethune-Cookman
and Florida A&M. "We're not there yet but we're
getting better. This will be a good test of where
we are."
Elsewhere in the MEAC, BCSP No. I Bet-


SCSU Sports Photo NC A&T Sports Photo
NORTH vs. SOUTH: South Carolina State's
Buddy Pough (I.) and North Carolina A&Ts Rod
Broadway (r.) take their teams into Atlanta's
Georgia Dome Saturday at 3:30 p.m. for a key
MEAC battle royale.

Kentucky Stale vs. Alderson-Broaddus in Frankfort, KY 12n
Howard vs NC Central in Washington. DC 1 p
Livingslone vs. Virginia Union in Salisbury, NC 1p
Mercyhurst vs Cheyney in Ene. PA 1p
Norfolk State vs Savannah State in Norfolk. VA 1p
Shaw vs Virginia Stale in Durham. NC 1p
Sl Augusbine's vs. Elizabeth City Stale in Raleig, NC 1:30p
Winston-Salem State vs, Bowe Stale in W.Salem. NC 1 30p
Benedict vs Miles in Columbia, SC 2p
Delaware State vs Bethune-Cookman min Dover. DE 2p
Johnson C Smith vs. Lincoln (Pa) min Charotte. NC 2p
West Texas A&M vs Central Stale in Canyon. TX 3p
Fayeleville Stale vs Chowan in Fayetteiwlte. NC 4p
Stwlman vs Lane in Tuscaloosa. AtL 5p1
Jackson Slatale vs. Aransas-Pmie Bluff in Jackson. MS 6p
Tennessee Stale vs SE Missoun in Nashville, TN 6p
Forl Valley Stale vs, Tuskegee in Fort Valley, GA 6p
Alabama A&M vs. Miss Valley State in Huntsville.AL 1p
Morgan Stale vs Florinda A&M in Baltimore. MD 1p
West Virginia Slatale vs, Urbana in Institute. WV 1:30
Concordia-Selma vs Ave Mana in Selma. Al 12n
Alcom Stale vs Warner in Lonrman. MS 2p
Lincoln (MO) vs Empona State in Jefferson City. MO 2p
Edward Waters vs. Va.-Lynchburg in Jacksonville, FL 2p
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SC Stale vs NC A&T In Atlanta, GA 3:30p
Soutlhwest Airlines Slate Fair Classic
Prairie View A&M vs. Grambling Stale in Dallas, TX 4:30p
- Comcasl SpoflsNel Houston Delayed 10/8/13 in noon CT
Texas Southern vs. Alabama State in Houston. TX 6p
- Bounce TV
Morehouse vs. Clark Atlanta in Atlanta. GA 7p

hune-Cookman (3-1) opens conference play
at Delaware State (1-3, 1-0) in a 2 p.m. start.
North Carolina Central (2-2) also plays its first
conference game (1 p.m.) at Howard (1-3, 0-1).

Norfolk State (1-3, 1-0), coming off a win over
Morgan State, looks to go 2-0 in the conference
hosting Savannah State (1-4, 0-1) at 1 p.m.
Morgan State (0-5, 0-1) looks for its first
win at its 1 p.m. homecoming game vs. Florida
A&M (1-3,0-0).
The SWAC features contenders facing teams
that are winless so far.
BCSP No. 5 and East Division leader Jack-
son State (3-2, 3-0 SWAC E) is hosting winless
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (0-4, 0-2 W) in a rematch
of last year's league title game. BCSP No. 8 Ala-
bama State (3-2, 3-1 E), currently second in the
East, is at winless Texas Southern (0-4,0-3 W).
Both games get under way at 6 p.m.
West Division leader Prairie View A&M
(4-1,3-0 W) is at the Dallas Cotton Bowl to take
on winless Grambling (0-5,0-2 W) in the South-
west Airlines State Fair Classic (4:30 p.m.).
Alabama A&M (2-3, 2-1 E) has its home-
coming at 1 p.m. vs. winless Mississippi Valley
State (0-4,0-2 E).
BCSP No. 3 Tennessee State (4-1,1-0 OVC)
has its second Ohio Valley Conference match-up
hosting winless Southeast Missouri (0-4, 0-1) in
Nashville at 6 p.m.
The CIAA has a full menu of cross-division-
al games.
Two-time defending conference champion
and BCSP No. 4 Winston-Salem State (3-1, 1-0
S) lines up at home (1:30 p.m.) against Pewie
State (2-2,0-1 N).Elizabeth City State (0-4,0-1
CIAA North), one of the preseason favorites in
the North, will be looking for its first win Satur-
day (1:30 p.m.) at Saint Augustine's (2-2, 1-0 S).
The top team in the North, Virginia State (3-1,
1-0 N), off a big win over previously undefeated
Johnson C. Smith (19-17), is at Shaw (2-2, 0-1
S) at 1 p.m.
J.C. Smith (3-1, 1-1 S) tries to rebound host-
ing (2 p.m.) Lincoln (1-3, 0-1 N) and Chowan
(2-2, 1-0 N) is (4 p.m.) at Fayetteville State (2-2,
1-0 S).
Divisional leaders in the SIAC will meet
BCSP No. 7 Tuskegee (3-1, 1-0 W) tied atop
the West Division with Stillman, travels to Geor-
gia (6 p.m.) to face East Division leader Fort Val-
ley State (2-2, 2-0 E). Stillman (3-1 1-0 W) is
hosting Lane 2-2,0-1 W) at 5 p.m.
Also in conference play, Miles (1-2, 0-0 W)
is at Benedict (2-2, 0-1 E) at 2 p.m. and More-
house and Clark Atlanta square off in the battle
for Atlanta University Center bragging rights at 7
p.m. on a game carried by Bounce TV.

BCSP Notes

Former NC Central head coach
found not guilty of violating protective order
Attorneys for recently fired North Carolina Central University head
football coach Henry Frazier III say their client must be hired or paid af-
ter a North Carolina judge found Monday that he did not violate the terms
of a restraining order, a story from Durham Herald-Sun reporter John Mc-
Cann said Tuesday.
Frazier was relieved of his duties in late August, just before the start
of the football season, after he was arrested for violating a domestic vio-
lence protective order governing the relationship with his ex-wife, Lanier
Turner-Frazier. After the arrest, NCCU Athletics Director Ingrid Wicker-
McCree terminated Frazier saying that the issues between him and his
ex-wife had become too much of a distraction to the university.
Wake County judge Jennifer Know declared Frazier not guilty Mon-
day. Knox said that if the warrant had indicated that Frazier either violated
a revised 2013 protective order or an original 2012 order that she autho-
rized, then she would have found him guilty.
"It's unfortunate that North Carolina Central chose to violate their
contractual obligations with Mr. Frazier," attorney Ralph Frasier said min-
utes after successfully representing the fired coach. "But now that we've
been vindicated, North Carolina Central should be on notice that we expect
to either be paid or hired.
"We're certainly glad that Mr, Frazier has been exonerated in criminal
court," Frasier said, "1 thought that this was a total abuse of the system. He
intends now to concentrate on restoring his good name, raising his minor
children and appealing to the Board of NCCU to set right tlhe wrong that
has been foisted upon him by them."
Frazier was terminated without any severance pay from his $225,000
a year contract. NCCU chancellor Debra Saunders-White rejected Fra-
zier's Aug. 29 appeal of his firing, according to Linda Kenney Baden, a
New York-based attorney also representing Frazier. NCCU officials are
reportedly standing by their decision to lire Frazier without severance pay,
The arrest stemmed from a handwritten note from Frazier to his ex-
wife that she took issue with explaining a parking ticket he paid for which

he said, if not repaid, was to be deducted from his September alimony pay-
ment. That written statement led to the arrest warrant.
McCann reported that prior to the trial, Frasier argued that his client's
correspondence was non-threatening, but Turner-Frazier's testimony drew
attention to the tone of Frazier's communication when Wake County as-
sistant district attorney Stacy Newton told her to read the correspondence.
"If I do not receive my hundred dollars on the next exchange, I will
deduct it from September 2013's alimony, exclamation point," Turner-Fra-
zier testified, reading her ex-husband's words.

Black College Hall of Fame announces finalists
(Atlanta, GA) Twenty-five (25) finalists will be on the ballot for
induction into the Black College Football Hall of Fame. The list includes
20 players, five coaches or contributors.
The finalists were selected from a field of over 125 nominees by an
11 -member selection committee comprised of prominent journalists, his-
torians and football executives.
The Black College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be an-
nounced on October 23, 2013. New members will be honored at the Fifth
Annual Enshrinement Ceremony, presented by the Atlanta Falcons on
March 1, 2014. The event will take place at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta,
Georgia in conjunction with Black College Football weekend.

Emerson Boozor (RB, of Maryland Eastern Shore. 1962-1965
Roger Brown (OL, of Maryland Eastern Shlore, 1956-1959)
Richard Dont (DE, Tennessee Stole, 1979-10982
Harold Jackson (WR, Jackson Slato, 1965-1968)
Ernie "Big Car Ladd (DL, Grambling Stale, 1957-1960)
Donnile Shell (DB, Soulh Carolina Stlate, 1970-1973)
Michiael SIrohan (DE, Texas Soulhom, 1989-1992)
Williel Totllon (QB, Mississippi Valley Stlae, 1982-1985)
Emmllt Thomas (QB/DB, Bishop. 1962-1965)
Doug Wllkerson (OL. North Carolina Cenlral, 1966-19690)

SRobed Brazlle (LB, Jackson State, 1971-1975)
SHarold Carmlchael (WR, Southernm, 1967.1970)
SL.C. Greenwood (DE, of Arkiansas-Pine Bluafll, 1965-1968)
SLeroy Kelly (RB, Morgan Stale, 1960-1963)
SJoethro Pugh (DE, Elizabeth City Slate, 1961-1964)
SJohn Stallworth (WR, Alabama A&M, 1970-1973)
SKen Riley (QB, Florida A&M, 1965-1968)
SOtls Taylor (WR, Prairie View ASM. 1961-1964)
SEverson Walls (DB, GrAmbling Slate, 19077-1980)
SAenoeas Williams (C8, Southern, 1987-1990)

SMarinio CAnsem (Hoad Coach, Alcomni SlatI, 1063.1992) Joe Glillai, Sr. (Tennessee State Defensive Coordinator)
SBilly Joe (Heaod Conach, Central St. 1981-93, Florid A&M 1094-04) Ralph W. Ememron Jones (Pros., GrAmrbling State. 1936-77)
SAmell Mumlonrd (Hoed Coachi. Soiitlliomn, 1927-1961)

0 AZEEZ Communicalionq, Inc. Vol. XX, No, 9

Josh Straughn, So., OB, STILLMAN 19 ol 32,
career-high 326 yards, 4 TDs in win over KSU.
Julente English, Jr, LB, MILES 18 tackles, 11
solos, 1 fumble recovery in win over Albany State
Deametrice Price, Jr., OB, MILES 12 of 15, 210
yards, 2TDs, 65 yards on 3 carmes vs.Albany State,
Christopher Tolbert, Sr., OL, TUSKEGEE
Rodney Hall, Sr., KR, BENEDICT Returned a
kickoffl8O yards otra touchdown vs. For Valley Stale.


N. Carolina A&T 27, Howard 19
West Alabama 72, Concordia-Selma 10

Alabama A&M 12, Texas Southern 10
Alabama State 49, Alcorn State 30
Alderson-Broaddus 17, Va.-Lynchburg 14
Chowan 29, Shaw 23
Delaware State 24, Savannah State 22
East Stroudsburg 40, Cheyney 6
Fairmont State 56, West Virginia State 3
Fayetteville St. 31, Elizabeth City St. 27
Fort Valley State 35, Benedict 30
Jackson State 19, Southern 14
Lamar 27, Grambling State 16

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What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene

98th Annual ASALH
Conference in JAx!
Get ready for the 98th Annual
JWJ Branch of ASALH Conference
in Jacksonville, Florida. The
Association for the Study of African
American Life and History
(ASALH) will be October 2-6th at
the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.
Attend workshops, tours, plenary
sessions, and banquets galore. For
more information go to or call 635-3813.

2013 Black Expo
Taste of Jacksonville
The 2013 Florida Black Expo will
kick off Friday October 4th, 6:30 -
10:30 p.m. at Everbank Field
Touchdown Club -East, by shining
the spotlight on some of the area's
best chefs, caterers and restaurants
Grammy award winner Regina
Belle will entertain. For more infor-
mation call 727-745.

America Got Talent
Live in Jax!
The popular television show,
America's Got Talent, will be on
stage Friday October 4th, at 8 p.m.
at the Times Union Center for
Performing Arts, 300 W. Water
Street. The "America's Got Talent
Live" stage show will feature many
of the performers from the televi-
sion show. For more details call

Enjoy Friday Night
Live at The Landing!
The Friday Night Live all-ages
outdoor music competition finale

takes place Friday, October 4th. at
The Landing offers musicians a
platform to grow their fan base and
an opportunity to take it to the next
level. For more information call

Mentoring Day
for Young Ladies
The Northside Community In-
volvement Inc. and the Sister 2
Sister Mentoring Program will
present the 6th Annual Girls
Empowerment Summit, Saturday,
October 5th, starting at 8:30 a.m.,
at the Northside Church of Christ,
4736 Avenue B. This year's theme
is ""The Unstoppable Girl. What do
you want for your life?" Enjoy
speakers, panels, door prizes,
breakout sessions, continental
breakfast, powerful lunch, fashion
show and much more. For more
information call 708-9110.

PR.I.D.E. October
Book Club Meeting
The P.R.I.D.E. Bookclub meeting,
will be held Saturday, October 5th
at 3 p.m. The book for discussion is
"Parting the Waters America in
the King years, 1954-1963" by
Taylor Branch. The host is Gil
Smith and the location is Three
Layers Cafe, 1602 Walnut St. For
more information call 236-9990 or
email felicef(

Jazz Jamm Featuring
Artist Kim Waters
Back by popular demand, saxo-
phonist-band leader-composer-
arranger-producer Kim Waters,

Saturday, October 5th, 7 p.m. and
10 p.m. For tickets call 632-5555
or visit www.rityjacksonvillc.cuim.

Free Museum
Bank of America's 'Museums on
Us' is offering free admission to the
Museum of Contemporary Art
(MOCA) and the Museum of
Science and History (MOSH),
October 5th & 6th. Bank of
America and Merril Lynch card-
holders will receive free admission.
For more details visit www.muse- or call
BOA (312) 992-2370.

Rock Shrimp
Festival & Parade
The 41st Annual Rock Shrimp
Festival continues its long-standing
tradition of family fun Saturday,
October 5th, 7:30 am. to 4:30 p.m.
in historic St. Marys, Georgia. All
day events include 5K and 10K
races, 1-mile Kids Fun Run, themed
parade, entertainment, arts and
crafts, vendors and shrimp and
more shrimp! For more details visit or call

Domestic Violence
Awareness Month

October is National Domestic
Violence Awareness Month. The
Jacksonville Chapter of the
National Congress of Black Women
(NCBW) will host a Domestic
Violence Forum, October 8th at
5:30 p.m. The free event will be

held at Florida State College of
Jacksonville Downtown Campus,
Auditorium, Bldg. A., 601 State St.
W. For more information contact
Glenda Washington at 414-9740 or

Brand Your Business
at Fastpitch
Interested in connecting your
brand with local innovators? Attend
CoWork Jax Fastpitch, Tuesday,
October 8th at 4:30 p.m. at 5 W.
Forsyth Street, #200. Entrepreneurs
pitch their latest idea to an audience
of fellow entrepreneurs, potential
partners and investors. For more
details visit
or email

NBA Basketball
Returns To Jax!
The NBA's Orlando Magic and
New Orleans Pelicans will kick off
their 2013-14 season with a presea-
son game on Wednesday, October
9th. An interactive fan venue will
be located outside the Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena on game
day. The event will include a salute
to the military and veterans. For
more information call 630-3697.

Jax Junior League
Holiday Market
The Junior League of Jacksonville
hosts Holiday Market, a signature
experience showcasing unique mer-
chandise, home decor, clothing,
accessories and more! Celebrate at
Jacksonville Fairgrounds October
10th and October 11th, 7 10
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Breast Cancer
Awareness Tea Party
A cup of inspiration presents a
breast cancer awareness tea party
Saturday, October 12th at 5 p.m. at
the Hyatt Regency, 225 E.
Coastline Dr. Featuring celebrity
keynote speaker Angela Robinson
from "The Haves & Have Not's"
Tyler Perry show, singer Akia
Uwanda and comedian Terry
Harris. For more details call 469-

National College Fair
Attend information sessions on
Bright Futures scholarship pro-
gram, federal financial aid, college
planning, college planning with, writing the college
admissions essay, HBCUs, college
campus services for student with
disabilities, scholarship tips and
using the web. Exhibition hall
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The Spinners
to Benefit EWC
Edward Waters College presents
their 12th Annual Fine Arts Benefit
Scholarship concert featuring the
Spinners on Sunday, October 13th
at 8 p.m. in the Robert E. Jacoby
Symphony Hall, 300 Water St. For
more information call 470-8000 or

Indie Arie at the
Florida Theatre
Soulbird presents a songversation
with India.Arie. Thursday. October

17th, at 8 p.m. Indie.Arie is com-
ing off a spiritual awakening, clear-
ing out the old and starting anew.
The concert takes place at the
Florida Theater, 128 E. Forsyth St.
For more information visit or call the
box office at 353-3251.

Bethune Legacy
The Jacksonville Section of the
National Council of Negro Women
(NCNW) will host the 2013
Bethune Legacy Celebration recep-
tion and silent auction, Saturday,
October 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Riverfront 225 E Coastline Dr. For
more information call 607-9710 or

M.A.D. D.A.D.S
Peace Parade
M.A.D. D.A.D.S will sponsor a
community wide parade on
Saturday, October 19th. The parade
starts at 11 a.m. beginning at Myrtle
Avenue and 19th Street to Edward
Waters College. Lineup is at 9:30
a.m. The parade theme is: "Break
the Code of Silence". For more
information contact Donald Foy at
534-9493 or visit www.maddads- It's time for
peace in our neighborhoods!

Vienna Boys Choir
Choir music at its purest!
Riverside Arts Association presents
the Vienna Boys Choir, Saturday,
October 20th at 4 p.m. at Church
of the Good Shepherd, 1100
Stockton St. For more information
call 389-6222 or visit www.river-

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New National Geographic Will Change How You Think About Race

What does the average American
look like? As time goes on, the
answer to that question is becoming
more and more complicated.
The country is living up to its
melting pot reputation as American
faces become less homogenous and
more diverse, a phenomenon that
renowned photographer and portrait
artist Martin Schoeller captured for
the October 125th anniversary issue
of National Geographic magazine.
The images, which are coupled
with the individual's "self ID" and
the box hlie or she checked to indi-
cate race as specified on thie 2000
and 2010 census, are a striking
reminder of Americans' complex
cultural and racial origins.
The 2000 U.S. Census presented
the question of race differently,

allowing respondents the option of
selecting more than one racial cate-
gory, with nearly 7 million
Americans identifying as members
of two or more races. The 2010 cen-
sus included changes to more clear-
ly distinguish Hispanic ethnicity as
not being a race, with data revealing
that whites would no longer be tilhe
majority in the country by 2043.
Schoeller's photographs capture
"the changing face of America," a
trend that is no doubt picking up
speed with the increase of both
interracial marriages and the births
of biracial babies. The images also
challenge traditional ideas of identi-
ty, providing evidence for the fluid-
ity of racial and ethnic classifica-
tion, which is explored more deeply
in the magazine:

On playVgroulnds and college cam-n-
IpUSes, you1 findl sterns as
Blackanese, l'ilatino, ('hicanese,
atd Korgentinian. When Joshua
Ahsoak, 34, attended college, his
heritage of' Eskimto and Je.h'wish
earned him the moniker Juskimno, a
termni he still uses to describe him-
self us a practicing Jew who breaks
kosher dietary laws not for bacon
but./fr walrus and seal meat).
Pracey Williams Bautista says her
seven-year-old son, Yoel Chac
Bautista, identifies himself as black
when he'v with his black parent.
When he :v with his Jather, he'll say
Mexican. "We call him a
Blaxican, she jokes, and says they
are raising him in a home where
Martin Luther King, .J:, is dis-
plqayed next to Frida Kahlo.


Celeste Seda, 26, New York
Self-ID: Dominican and Korean

Kelly Williams II, 17, Texas
Self-ID: Black and German

Jordan Spencer, 18, Texas
Self-ID: black/biracial

Family & Friends Surprise Birthday Honoree
Eleanor Mangram The family and friends of Eleanor Mangram
held a surprise birthday% celebration, September 28th for her 69th hirilhda
and she was surprised! Eleanor had thought she been forgotten and as she
entered the Mary Singleton Senior Center she was surprised with over 100
friends and family members that came out to celebrate her 69th birthday.
The party was held from 6 10 p.m. as party goers partied hard and
showed senior support. Pictured is the honoree Eleanor Mangram still
looking surprised as she admires her cake. R. Silver photo

Eastside Entrepreneur Al Collins Celebrates
His 59th Birthday Cash Money Style!
Al ('ollins, owner of Soul Food Express on East 21st Street celebrated his
59th birthday on Monday, September 23rd. The event was held in Block
Party fashion at his home, across from the caf&. Shown above is Raymond
Collins and his father and honoree. Al Collins. The birthday bash was a
blast' There was the money pinnimng ceremony and much more gifts and
appreciation. R Silver phwo

Debra Clark Celebrates 56
Debra Clark celebrated her 56th birthday at home with her family and
friends with a big dinner feast of lobster, chicken, various salads and an
assorted array of desserts and the sounds of Motown! When asked about
how she slays so young she smiled, "my career as a nurse is an opportuni-
ty to take care of others, so it comes naturally, I am truly blessed".
Pictured 1 r with her family and friends are: Lavale Paulin, Kalyn Hobbs,
Kevin Hobbs. Husband Pat Clark, Honoree Debra Clark, Jimmie Carter,
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S1 Laila All's New Show Inspires Kids to Go 'All In'

Comedian J. Anthony Brown Gets
Reality Series: "The J Spot"
Tom Joyner Morning Show co-host Comedy
legend J. Anthony Brown doesn't miss a beat!
Back with his second season playing "Maurice"
the General Manager of radio station WHITA on
the TVOne hit comedy series "The Ricky Smiley
Show" the celebrated funnyman can certainly
S:'1.1 relate to the pressures of being the boss ais tlhe
owner of his own real life empire.
His newly launched reality tv web series, "The
J Spot" is a reality show about running a come-
dy club which also happens to be a family busi-
ness. From comics to the staff, this show gives you a behind the scenes
look of running a small business and the business of telling jokes for a liv-
ing, with none other than Mr. J. Anthony Brown. Produced by his own
J.A.B. Productions online production company, TVOne has expressed
interest in carry the webisode's on its site.

Jordan's Daughter Jasmine ^
Comes Out of the Closet
Basketball legend Michael Jordan's daughter "
Jasmine joins Magic Johnson's son in coming
officially out of the closet!
The 20-year old junior at Syracuse University
confirmed that the women in her recent social
media posts is indeed her girlfriend.
"Until Love, Trust, Honesty, Repost, Loyalty,
Commitment, Genuine, Happiness and other
characteristics or aspects I want in a relationship
is defined by one gender then and only will 1 discuss my sexual prefer-
ence," the sports management major wrote on her Instagram account.
According to Media Take Out, Jasmine's love interest has been identi-
fied as former Syracuse basketball guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas. Since
the site broke the story, Jasmine's love life has been receiving a lot of
media attention, but the NBA legend's youngest child said she's not "both-
ered" by the claims.

Fight Over Sherman

Hemsley's Estate Continues

by Denny l)irecto
(C'BS is launching a new three-
hour programming block, dubbed
"The ('BS Dream Team, It's Epic!,"
this weekend with several notable
('CBS is launching a new three-
hlour programming block, dubbed
"The CBS l)ream Team, It's Epic!,"
this weekend with several notable
personalities. The network, in part-
nership with Litton Elntertainment
will provide kids 13 to 16 with edu-
shows which include hosts like
celebrity chef Jamnie Oliver, omg!
Insider co-host Kevin Frazier and
sports personality Laila Ali.
ETonline recently caught uip with
the Laila to talk about her show All
in With Laila Ali, what viewers can
expect and how she hopes it
inspires not just kids but also their
ETonline: Tell us about the prem-
ise of your show, All in With Laila
Laila Ali: All in With Laila Ali is
educational, inspirational, com-
pelling programming profiling indi-
viduals that have reached for the
sky, pushed themselves to the limit
and did things that you would think
were impossible... Stories like that
and they're very inspirational and
things that will inspire kids and
show them that they you can do
anything you put your mind to.
What has been the most inspiring
story you've come across so far?
It's really hard to pinpoint just
one... the one that was just amazing
to me was this guy Pat. Who
[decides to] run on foot from the
North Pole to the South Pole? For a

whole year the man is running
every single day. lie ran two
marathons a day basically. [Also],
Lindsey Vonn has a great inspira-
tional story where we see she strug-
gles with her injury but she's so
determined that she pushes herself
to go on to win gold at the
Olympics; so how an athlete pushes
past that pain and shows uIs how
these people become superior in
their sport. It's just an inside look
and we're going to take you places
that you probably would have never
had the opportunity to go.
In what ways would you say you
could relate to these people or par-
ticular stories?
The name of the show is All in
and that's how I live my life. When
1 decide I want to do something 1
believe in myself, I'm confident, 1
go for it, 1 map out a plan and 1 do
whatever it takes to accomplish my
goals and my dreams so I can defi-
nitely relate to that side of it. Do 1
want to run across the world? No...
but for people to set a goal and to
reach it and do what it takes to get
there is amazing to me. I'm happy to
share these stories with the rest of
the world.
Who has been your biggest inspi-
ration or what has inspired you the
most in your career?
It's really hard to have anybody
other than my father, lie's one of the
greatest athletes and men in the
world and I love him so much. I've
been blessed to be obviously in the
same household with him and have
the same blood run through my
veins but even if he wasn't my
father he just makes me so proud.
So he's definitely been an inspira-

tion to me to be the best thing I can
be and always treat people with
kindness and respect and really try
to help others in the world along the
way to my own success.
What do you hope audiences take
away from your show?
We want children, especially
children ages 13-16, and
their parents to come
together on Saturdays,
spend time watching
these shows, talk
about the shows,
see how the
shows made
them feel or
what they
were ^^^^
w e r e
t h e y
they ^ ^ ^ H
[and] to strike
up a conver-
s a t i o n ^ ^^ n
Cartoons and
some of the other
programming are
OK but there's a .
time and place for
everything. And "
1 think we need
more time as
families just
talking, convers-
ing, learning,
growing together
and building charac-
ter in these children
because there's so much
negativity now for them
on the Internet and TV
and leading them down
the road with thee reali-
ty TV shows.., so it's

always nice to have sortie program-
ming that a family can watch
together and then talk about after-

Sherman Hemsley
Los Angeles Actor Sherman
Hemsley has finally been laid to
rest but a battle over who is entitled
to his residuals continues.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
"A controversy has been raging
for eight years and counting
between two individuals, William
Little and David Pullman, who
bought Hemsley's residual income
when the actor suffered financial
difficulties in the latter part of his
life and needed to pay debts. In
2005, the two entered into an agree-
ment with each other whereby
Pullman paid $42,500 to Little and
each would have 50 percent of
Hemsley's residuals.
Soon, after, Little sued Pullman,

alleging first that the agreement
was illegal and seeking its rescis-
sion and later that the agreement
was fine but the joint venture need-
ed dissolution. In the time since, the
two men have danced in and out of
court. On the sidelines is the Screen
Actors Guild, which holds onto
residual money instead of disburs-
ing it when there exists a dispute
over ownership,
The original agreement between
Little and Pullman included an
arbitration clause, and when Little
first sued in 2005, Pullman attempt-
ed to bring the dispute into "arbitra-
The tabloid site also reports, the
two agreed to a settlement in
2007whre Little was ordered to pay
$42,500 and dismiss the lawsuit but
Pullman later denied a settlement.
Little filed another lawsuit in 2008
for "breach of contract."
Little recently got a big court win
when a California judge decided.
"Because Pullman failed to restore
to Little the $42,500 he had
received as part of the Settlement
Agreement, his rescission of that
agreement was ineffective."
Hemsley is best known for play-
ing George Jefferson on All in the
Family and the Jefferson's. He died
of lung cancer at the age of 74.

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