Volume 31 o. 8 January 11 17, 2018 Jacksonville,Florida PRSTSTD U.S. Postage PAID Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 662 50 Cents The Big Bounce BackTavis Smiley Announces Deal For ew ShowPage 9 Oprah Running for President Would be the Embodiment of MLKs DreamPage 4Is 2018 the Year You Finally Become an Entrepreneur?Page 2 Green up Your Menu With Braised Collard Greens Jalapeno and GritsPage 7 50c RETUR SERVICE REQUESTED Police eeded for Racism Course For Racists Who CanÂt Handle ItA teacher at Florida Gulf Coast University is attempting to unpack the history of white people and racism. According to the course description from assistant professor of sociology Ted Thornhill, the class will Âexamine the racist ideologies, laws, policies, and practicesÂŽ that have allowed Âwhite racial domination over those racialized as non-white.ÂŽ In the process Thorhill has been inundated with emails and voicemails claiming the course, which begins next week, is racist. The 50 students enrolled in the class are reportedly worried about their safety, according to the New York Daily News. Now, the university is increasing security and police, Vice President and Chief of Staff Susan Evans told NBC 2, ÂWe have prepared for any possible distractions related to TuesdayÂs first class of the ÂWhite Racism Course,Â but we are expecting normal campus civility as our students engage in this and other courses as we start the spring semester this week.ÂŽH&M Apologizes for ÂCoolest Monkey in the JungleÂŽ Hoodie AdMulti-national clothing retail company, H&M, has received sharp criticism from the public following a ÂracistÂŽ photo of a young black boy wearing a Âcoolest monkey in the jungleÂŽ hoodie featured on their website. The hoodie, listed as printed hooded top on the storeÂs UK website, gained negative feedback after social media users noticed it on Sunday and shared a screen capture of it that went viral. H&M, apologized for what many have said is an insensitive correlation between the young black model and a typical hateful insult against Black people. The picture has been replaced with a generic photo of the green hoodie. There were also two other hoodies posted next to the controversial hoodie worn by white models, including one with the phrase Âsurvival expert.ÂŽBlack Republicans Claim Omarosa Blocked Them from JobsSome Black Republicans, who are desperately clawing to work for President Trump, claim Omarosa Maningault shut down diversity in the the White House, according to a story from The Cincinnati Herald. Eugene Craig, a Black Republican from Baltimore, said, ÂI was blocked personally. Essentially, my file was pulled and I wasnÂt deemed pro-Trump enough. The official excuse was that I wasnÂt proTrump enough although I was the sitting chair of the Maryland Republican Party.ÂŽ Ayshia Connors, the former deputy director of African-American engagement at the Republican National Committee, alleges there were thousands of resumes submitted by Black Republicans but ÂOmarosa literally trashed those names. Nobody got a call back. Nobody got an interview. Nobody was every heard about again. People tried to go in. People were eager and willing to serve the President, willing to serve our country. But Omarosa, she didnÂt want other Black Republicans there. She wanted to be the big shot. She wanted to be the only one.ÂŽBlack Girls With A Positive Racial Identity Perform Better AcademicallyBlack girls who are proud of their racial identity perform better academically than those with low self-esteem about their blackness a new study from Washington University in St. Louis found. ÂPersons of color who have unhealthy racial identity beliefs tend to perform lower in school and have more symptoms of depression. There is a link between education and health-related outcomes. The next step is to examine how these contexts contribute to risky behavior taking in Black girls,ÂŽ said Sheretta Butler-Barnes, assistant professor in social work at Washington University and lead author of the study.Petition Launched to Ban Trump from TwitterThe movement to have Donald Trump banned from using Twitter has gained momentum as of late, but chances are itÂll fall far from its goal. Even after Twitter suspended a handful of accounts that spewed provocative streams of hate and racism that violated a new policy Â… Trump has remained exempt, steadily tweeting up a storm of shortform messages replete with bullying, bravado and blustery bias. ÂBlocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,ÂŽ the social media giant wrote in a blog post published Friday. ÂIt would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.ÂŽ Trump has also used Twitter to call for voter suppression and push his populist propaganda, two things that go against the bulk of what ÂThe Twitter RulesÂŽ stand for. Those are only recent instances, though, as heÂs also previously sent out anti-Semitic tweets along with others that promoted institutional racism against Black athletes over the NFL national anthem controversy. Jacksonville Beach welcomed two new concepts from Chef Kenny Gilbert: GilbertÂs Southern Kitchen & Bar and GilbertÂs Hot Chicken, Fish & Shrimp. The two restaurant concepts focus on modernized yet traditional Southern fare, and a third space within the building, Seachasers Lounge, hosts live entertainment four nights a week. Chef Kenny Gilbert is best known for his appearance on ÂTop ChefÂŽ ÂCutthroat KitchenÂŽ and ÂBeat Bobby Flay.ÂŽ Throughout his career, Kenny has traveled the world, staging in some of the top restaurants in throughout the world in addition as the personal chef for various Hollywood celebrities. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held a meeting in December with educators to discuss a 2014 Obamaera directive that called on school officials to end the disproportionate discipline of students of color. ThereÂs now some chatter among Trump conservatives that DeVos is planning to revoke President Barack ObamaÂs guidance document. That would remove federal pressure on school districts to turn off the school-to-prison pipeline. More than 40 school districts had committed to significant changes in their discipline policies through an Obama-era program called Rethink School Discipline, former Education Secretary John King said when he headed the department. He added that the administration was making progress but recognized that ÂthereÂs a lot more work to do.ÂŽ ObamaÂs 2014 guidance notified school districts that the government could launch a civil rights investigation if their discipline rates were racially disproportionate. In many cases under review, school districts were punishing Black students more harshly for the same offenses that White students committed. And often, that punishment involved law enforcement. That oversight could soon come to an end, according to Breitbart News. Conservatives are making progress toward pressuring DeVos to revoke the Obama directive. African-American students are three times more likely than White students to be expelled or suspended, according to an Obama-era resource guide for school superintendents. The disparities start early. Black children represented just 18 percent of preschoolers but nearly half of preschoolers suspended more than once. There were 10,393 education-based civil rights complaints in fiscal year 2015, according to a report, titled Delivering Justice. Things will go back to business as usual if DeVos revokes the Obama guidance. Education Department Could Soon Open The ÂSchool-To-Prison PipelineÂ The Moore-Myers Children's Fund (MMCF) was named First Tee of North FloridaÂs 2017 Program Partner of the year. Last week, the First Tee recognized Moore-Myers Children's Fund at their annual awards ceremony held at the Jacksonville Veteran Arena. More than 80 participants, volunteers, coaches and parents were in attendance. MMCF mission is to provide support and financial assistance for children to participate in golf programs that will develop their total wellness. MMCF supports programs that teaches the skills of golf and at the same time help children develop confidence, honesty, integrity, respect, judgment, courtesy and perseverance, all core values encompassing the game and life. Mentors and coaches help students develop their skills, guide their lives and become role models. ÂIn the end we hope to help children develop a road map to success, stay physically and mentally active and have opportunities they would not otherwise have,ÂŽ said MMCF Co-founder and President Dr. Redding. Shown are Moore-Myers Children's Fund participants and staff members Moore-Myers Children's Fund amed umber One Partner by First Tee # Go Jaguars Shown are Jax fans Tiffany Leroy and Mario ewberry The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed to Pittsburgh to face their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers in their quest for the Super Bowl. Last weekend, the Jaguars defeated the Buffalo Bills, 10-3, and advanced to the AFC Divisional round where theyÂll face the Steelers on Sunday, January 14 at 1:05 p.m. at Heinz Field. SundayÂs victory marks the JaguarsÂ first playoff victory since January 5, 2009. According to NFL Research, the 2007 Jacksonville Jaguars are the only team that has beaten the Steelers in Pittsburgh twice in the same season, including the playoffs. The 2017 Jaguars can match that, as they intercepted Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger five times in their Week 5 meeting and defeated the Steelers, 30-9. LetÂs hope the magic continues. Barlow photo Chef Gilbert with news anchor Melanie Lawson sampling the menuCelebrity Chef Kenny Gilbert Opens Â3 in 1ÂŽ Restaurant at Jax Beach
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Williamsby One of the top questions I was asked in 2017 is should I go the startup route or purchase a franchise, so I thought IÂd start out 2018 addressing that. The first step is to determine if you would make a good entrepreneur, and then consider if franchising is the right path to becoming a business owner. Sixty-five percent of Americans want to be their own boss. LetÂs face it, a lot of us think weÂre smarter than our bosses, so being our own boss is a natural desire. An entrepreneur is defined as: Â€ ÂOne who pursues opportunity beyond the resources currently controlledÂŽ Â€ ÂA person who sees an opportunity and creates an organization to pursue itÂŽ Â€ ÂA dreamer who attempts to turn an idea into a profitable realityÂŽ Â€ ÂAnyone who assumes the risk and responsibility for starting and managing a businessÂŽ Â€ ÂAnyone who takes the risk of starting a business for the purpose of making a profitÂŽ Once you determine if this describes you, itÂs important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of being an entrepreneur. Here are a few: Advantages of Entrepreneurship Freedom and independence Control over aspects of your life An outlet for creativity Excitement Satisfaction and achievement Status and recognition Flexibility Job security canÂt be fired or laid off Unlimited income potential Growth of initial investment Disadvantages of Entrepreneurship Risk Responsibility and pressure Fear of failure Obstacles and frustration Loneliness More work Longer hours Less time to spend with family/friends Less financial security Income fluctuation If you determine that an entrepreneur describes you, and that youÂre comfortable with the advantages and disadvantages, then you can begin to explore what may be the best path for you to become a business owner. Franchising isnÂt for everyone. If you have an original idea that youÂve been working on and are determined to bring that idea or product to a new marketplace, a startup is your best option. However, for people who arenÂt looking to bring an original idea to market, but are excited about the idea of running a business, franchising should be a top consideration. Here are questions to ask yourself to determine if you would make a good franchise entrepreneur, or, frantrepreneur: Â€ Can you follow someone elseÂs rules, even when you think you may have a better way? Â€ Are you prepared to accept coaching and advice on how to run your business from a franchisorÂs field and headquarterÂs staff? Â€ If the franchisor turns down your great idea for changing the system, can you live with that? Â€ Can you trust that a franchisor is working for the benefit of the entire systemÂ„even when their decisions do not necessarily go your way? Â€ Are you willing to share financial information and prepare required reports regularly? Â€ Are you willing, able, and eager to learn new skills? Â€ Can you set aside old habits and beliefs to follow a franchise system? Keep in mind, while franchise systems vary and some are more fluid than others, they are all still systems that are working together to create, maintain, and grow business. They are not going to allow an owner to make a mistake that could be detrimental to the business or brandÂ„ which is something most owners are happy about. You are part of a teamÂ„in business for yourself, but not by yourself.Is 2018 the Year You Become a Franchise Entrepreneur? A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Obama rule to be executed starting January 1, 2018. This is great news to low-income families because they will have more chances for better housing in a more affluent neighborhood. The rule, created on Obama-era, was intended to separate regions of concentrated poverty in two dozen metro regions, from Atlanta and Charlotte to San Diego and Honolulu. It would work by considering the rental costs in particular neighborhoods, as opposed to averaging it to over a whole metropolitan area. Through that, it is much easier for low-income families to afford better apartments in a well-to-do neighborhood with good schools, higher-paying jobs, and lower crime rate. Previously, public rental assistance for low-income families usually allow them to reside only in segregated communities with highpoverty rates. The Section 8 vouchers that they receive are either not accepted by individual landlords or too low to cover the rent in more affluent communities. On November 2016, after years of research and public debate, thenHUD Secretary Julian Castro issued a rule requiring house agencies in 23 metro areas to take on "small area fair market rents" making way for a redestribution of voucher value, higher government subsidies for units in more affluent neighborhoods, and lower subsidies for apartments in poor communities. However, late last year, Ben Carson, the secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Trump administration, announced that the rule will be postponed for about two more years to allow the recent administration to fully understand it and prepare for the changes. Many civil rights organizations rallied against it and sued the Trump administration. This restored rule will give better opportunities for more than 200,000 families to choose where to live.Judge Rules in Favor of Obama Rule That Will Help 200,000 Low Income Families in 2018 For the first time in nearly two decades, Essence magazine is once again a fully black-owned publication. The magazine, a mainstay of black culture for almost half a century, was bought by Richelieu Dennis, the founder of Sundial Brands, a large personal-care products company, from Time Inc., Essence Ventures announced on Wednesday. Mr. Dennis would not discuss the details of the sale. Dennis, 48, said that he bought the magazine Âto serve and empower women of color.ÂŽ ÂThis will give Essence a platform and a voice to serve its consumers, which are women of color,ÂŽ Dennis said during a phone interview on flight from his native Liberia to the United States. ÂThey have allowed us to invest into the business so that we can bring in the infrastructure and resources.ÂŽ According to a statement released by the magazineÂs owner, Essence Ventures, Essence will keep its current executive team, which consists entirely of black women, including Michelle Ebanks, the magazineÂs president. The executive team will also have an ownership interest in the business. Essence, a 48-year-old monthly lifestyle magazine, has a majorityblack readership. The magazine focuses on fashion, pop culture, music and black life. It also holds an annual music festival in New Orleans. Essence currently reaches over 16 million people via social media, print, digital engagement and live events, according to a spokeswoman for Essence Ventures. In 2000, the magazineÂs founders, Clarence Smith and Ed Lewis, sold a 49 percent stake in Essence to Time Inc. The company bought the remaining 51 percent in 2005. Mr. Dennis said that he approached Time Inc. about buying Essence after Time Inc. agreed in November to be sold to the Meredith Corporation, the owner of Better Homes & Gardens and Family Circle, in an all-cash transaction worth about $2.8 billion. Mr. Dennis sold Sundial Brands to Unilever that month. The sale of Essence to Mr. Dennis comes at time when traditional media companies continue to struggle to adapt to an increasingly digital landscape, challenges also faced by black-owned media.Essence Magazine is Once Again a Black Owned Company
Ms. PerryÂs Free Press Page 3 January 11-17, 2018 Featuring Keynote SpeakerVernice ÂFlyGirlÂŽ ArmourAmericaÂs 1st African American Female Combat Pilot, Author, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker 3Ist ANNUALTickets on sale now at JaxMLKbreakfast.com I 3t sNNUAL A UA NUAL Vikings Receive Recognition for Winning State Championship by School BoardThe Raines Vikings football team was recognized by the Duval County School Board during its monthly meeting this week. The Vik ings made history this past December when they beat the Cocoa Tigers for the Class 4A Florida High School Athletic Association Championship. T he team took home their second state championship trophy to place alongside the one first gained in 1997 making them the only school in Duval Cou nty to do so. Pictured is the Raines Vikings Football team accepting their award in front of DCPS board members and previously lauded by the Jacksonvi lle Jaguars. Professor and TEDxFSCJ Team Member William Jackson, hosted the "Rediscovering SPACE" a TEDxFSCJ community event held last week at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH). The knowledgeable panelists spoke about the future of space travel, evolving careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), manufacturing in space and traveling to distant planets and galaxies. The panelists shared their knowledge, experiences and passion for the space industry. Panelist and 7th grade Bolles honors student Taylor Richardson, dreams of being an astronaut and is an advocate for literacy for inner city children and STEM education in schools. ÂBuilding girls self esteem for a STEM career is critical to our generationÂs success. We have to dream big and reach literally for the stars in space exploration,ÂŽ said Taylor. Other members of the panel represented private space industries, NASA scientist, engineers and astronauts. At the close of the evening, attendees had the opportunity to look through telescopes positioned atop the museums roof. Free Panel Focused on Exposing Youth to STEM Careers Shown is panelist Taylor Richardson and event organizer Professor William Jackson. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Â„ Federal judges have ruled that North CarolinaÂs congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rocksolid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. The ruling marks the second time this decade that the GOPÂs congressional boundaries in the state have been thrown out by a three-judge panel. In 2016, another panel tossed out two majority black congressional districts initially drawn in 2011, saying there was no justification for using race as the predominant factor in forming them. The redrawn map was the basis for a new round of lawsuits. The latest lawsuit Â„ filed by election advocacy groups and Democrats Â„ said the replacement for the racial gerrymander also contained unlawful partisan gerrymanders. Trump Shuts Down Voter Fraud CommissionPresident Donald Trump abruptly shut down his signature voter fraud commission and instead kicked the issue to the Department of Homeland Security. The announcement comes just a week after Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who has been running the commissionÂs day-to-day operations in place of Vice President Mike Pence, its official chairman, said the panel would meet later this month. Trump formed the commission last May to examine the U.S. electoral system for evidence of large-scale voter fraud. He has claimed, without evidence, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. The commission, formally called the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, has been bedeviled by internal dissension, threats of litigation and the refusal of some states to provide information. Its last known meeting was Sept. 12. The panel has been sued by civil liberties and privacy rights advocates, including one of its own members, and multiple ethics watchdogs have filed complaints. It was dissolved consisting of seven Republicans and four Democrats. NC Ordered To Redraw Voting Maps That Favor GOP
by Dr. Julianne Malveaux Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born on January 15, 1929, turned 39 years old fifty years ago. Assassinated on April 4, 1968, he didnÂt make it to 40. Yet in his scant 39 years on the planet, he upended the ways we think about race, capitalism, poverty, power, and imperialism. The powers that be Â…foundations, corporations, and the media were okay with him when he talked about race and discrimination. They were much less happy when he rattled their cages, talking about capitalism and imperialism. When he began to speak out against the Vietnam War, King was pretty much told to stay in his lane. When he didnÂt, some of his support drifted away. Yet he persisted. He lifted his voice. He made a difference. And he left a legacy that, fifty years later, we must reclaim. 1968 was a fascinating year, perhaps one of the most important as a game-changer in our national consciousness. King was assassinated, and so was Robert Kennedy, a man who embraced KingÂs message and who might have been an amazing President, had he been able to complete his campaign and win. In 1968, despite Dr. KingÂs assassination, his colleagues executed the Poor PeopleÂs Campaign. It brought people from all over the country to the Washington Mall, people who were prepared to confront our government about the way we treated poor people. Some of those who were there spoke of the Âabsolute audacityÂŽ of the people who gathered, who believed they could make a difference. Their audacity reflected the audacity of Dr. King the man who, in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, spoke of the Âaudacity to believeÂŽ that our society could be different, more accepting of the poor, and more committed to Âthree meals a day for our bodies, education and culture for our minds, peace and freedom for our spirit.ÂŽ Fast forward. Peace is elusive. We may well be looking at a nuclear war with North Korea. Two unstable individuals are playing the 11 year old game (with all due respect to 11 year olds) of mine is bigger than yours. I think the whole world cringed when 45 continued to sell wolf tickets to North Korean President Kim Jong-Un. 45 keeps calling that clearly unstable leader out of his name, and engaging him in toxic insults. When crazy meets crazy, what does this mean for the rest of us? Fifty years ago, Dr. King would have made time for both, speaking of peace. Now, we have pugilists in charge of diplomacy. This is someplace past challenging Â… it is a prescription for disaster. Then we have the new tax bill that flies in the face of everything Dr. King stood for. It will cut social programs, and filter more money to the wealthy. When Dr. King said he had the audacity to believe that people could have three meals a day, he supported the Food Stamps program that House Majority Leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) would like to reduce or eliminate. More than that, when Dr. King talked about Âeducation and cultureÂŽ his comments are radically different from those of Education Secretary Betsey DeVoid (of good sense, but she goes by the name DeVos). Her work in these short months has minimized opportunities and safety for students. This year there will be commemorations of the many things that happened fifty years ago. This year we will again mourn Dr. Martin Luther King and Senator Robert Kennedy. This year we will remember the 1968 Presidential campaign, the drama in Chicago, the Presidential candidacy of the racist George Wallace, the rising fists of Black athletes at the Olympics, and the peak in Vietnam deaths. We in the civil rights community will think of Dr. King, but 1968 was one of those years, fifty years ago, when lives were upended, conventional wisdom was challenged, and audacity was celebrated. Yes, 1968 was an audacious year; more audacious than many we have seen since. Fifty years ago, we lost a King and gained audacity. We turned it up and turned it out in cities around the country. We confronted government with the Poor PeopleÂs Campaign. Now what? Rev. William Barber, author of the Third Reconstruction, and President of the moral movement, Repairers of the Breach, carries on the legacy. So does Rev. Jesse Jackson, leader of Rainbow PUSH and a close associate of Dr. KingÂs. There are others who have audacity, but they canÂt do it alone, any more than our leaders did fifty year ago. Where do you stand? With MLK day slated for next Monday, January 15th, how cool would it be for a megastar, role model and outright phenomenal black woman like Oprah Winfrey to announce her bid for President? If you had asked me about Oprah running two years ago I would have said Â… nah, thatÂs probably not a good idea. However, in the age of ÂThe DonaldÂŽ who better to take out the Orangeman, but another billionaire that people actually like? Other than my obvious crush on O (Just my little pet name for her), I do think that she is qualified. Unlike our current president, who came from money, Oprah actually built her media empire from the ground up. Her story is a true American story. Even more important, her story embodies the achievement of what Dr. Martin Luther King fought so hard to accomplish. She is a true example of what African Americans can achieve through hard work, determination and opportunity. Oprah is the antiTrump. She would govern with love and tolerance versus bigotry, ignorance and intolerance. Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi to a single mother, she worked extremely hard to achieve her current success. She became the first African American female billionaire in 2003 and has steadily built her business and media empire since then. ÂDarkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that,ÂŽ said Dr. Martin Luther King. How relevant is this quote as we live through the Trump era in the White House? So next week we celebrate the birthday of an American Civil Rights icon and his many accomplishments as a leader and transformative figure in U.S. history, but itÂs hard to ignore the fact that his legacy means very little to the man who is supposed to be the Âleader of the free world.ÂŽ Clearly we have entered a new era of politics in America. Students will soon be taking political science courses in college about how the most recent presidential election transformed the U.S. political establishment. So I say if Donald Trump could win a presidential election then why not Oprah? Sure no woman has ever been elected President, but Hillary Clinton certainly came close. Winfrey would not have all of the negatives that Clinton had to deal with. For some reason or another, conservatives and others just hate Bill and Hilary. If Oprah does decide to run for president many people will point to her 2018 Golden Globe speech as the launching point. She said to booming applause, ÂI want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon.ÂŽ No one really knows if O will do it Â… including Oprah at this point, but people are getting excited. WinfreyÂs longtime boyfriend, Stedman Graham (who IÂm jealous of), told a newspaper that ÂitÂs up to the people. She would absolutely do it.ÂŽ If alive today, Dr. King would undoubtedly be 100 percent on board. America has elected a tyrant that must be stopped. If the special prosecutor doesnÂt get him then a strong Democratic candidate has to be recruited to save this country. As Dr. King once said, ÂOur lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.ÂŽ What we heard from Winfrey at the Golden GlobeÂs was a woman that refuses to be silent to the political buffoonery engulfing this country. We canÂt continue to let fear drive our politics. As celebrate MLKÂs legacy, we have to focus on creating a better country that is not divided because of race and inequalities. A candidate like Oprah would be a uniting force, not a dividing force. One of my favorite quotes is from A. Philip Randolph who said, ÂEquality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom and justice.ÂŽ The African American story is unique. The history of blacks in America is truly a story of tragedy and triumph. Comprised within that narrative are great men and women like Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglas, Oprah Winfrey and Malcolm X who helped mold black progress in this country. Next week, we will honor a man whose name has become synonymous with peaceful protest and the fight for equality, support of the poor, and justice for all. King certainly wasnÂt the only one who fought against injustice and inequality, but much like Rosa Parks Â… he was the right man at the right place at the right time. And as we honor the legacy of Dr. King, we cannot afford to go backwards as it relates to equality and justice in America. Those who support putting up walls around the country and banning refugees and Muslims have lost focus on what America is and always should be about Â… freedom, justice and equality. LetÂs keep Dr. KingÂs goal or dream for America in perspective. Â I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. ÂŽ Signing off from the MLK Monument in DC, looking for an OBlack Voters Will Play a Major Role in Midterm Electionsby Free Press Contributor Charles Griggs Last week, I participated in a discussion on WJCT First Coast Connect about African American voters, and their possible impact on upcoming elections. Over the years there have been inferences by African Americans that their vote has been taken for granted by Democrats. And in most elections blacks are not even courted at all by Republicans. Black women have been doing their part to win elections for decades. Now that many have acknowledged black girl power during election turnouts, itÂs time they get paid (figuratively and literally) for their role in political plugging. This is especially true for Dems, who traditionally show up weeks before an election with limited resources and the same old game plan of church visits and limited advertising buys. The recent victory of Senator Doug Jones in Alabama has shed light on the actual prowess of African American voters. Ask a black person about their vote and they are likely to tell you that it probably wonÂt make a difference. But given the recent policies and rhetoric of Republicans since the 2016 elections, Blacks may express a different viewpoint. Now they canÂt wait to vote. Make no mistake, a black voter revolution will not happen on its own. Political operatives and candidates will need to offer real effort to pinpointing opportunities for turnout. And with the recent Alabama election providing a road map, those looking to court black voters should be able to articulate, then implement strategies that lead to victories. So what would a comprehensive strategy to attract African American voters look like? ItÂs probably not fair to layout an entire plan for engagement, but here are a few thing to consider as a start. First, partner early with people and organizations who have deep ties in the black community. Outreach is important, and should be implemented by familiar and trusted faces. With the 2018 elections season upon us, this should be strategized sooner rather than later. Second, outreach is important, but wonÂt energize voters just talking about race issues alone. Candidates and operatives should identify specific policy issues and their impacts that resonate with African Americans. There are several clear ideologies between parties and candidates that blacks can galvanize around. These issues span healthcare, education, voting rights and criminal justice reform. Messaging should begin early for base building. My last recommendation is to run candidates of color, even if races are not projected to be competitive. This allows for ideas related to African American progressives to be shared through, if nothing else, just being there. The more often issues are put out front, the better the opportunity to resonate. A good example for African American voter opportunity will be in Florida. The Sunshine State, as we know it, is currently a red state and will remain that way until it turns blue. With Republican Congressman Ron Desantis now entering the race to be FloridaÂs next Governor, the voice of black voters just became that more important. Because Desantis is endorsed by Trump, the rhetoric will be flying fast and furious. Something that Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was hoping to avoid as the Republican front runner. The Republican primary race is most certain to move further to the right, which could motivate those on the left. And the biggest commodity to the left leaning progressive voter ideology are African American voters. The next election cycle will present opportunities and a way forward for African Americans through voter participation. The key will be candidates connecting and renewing the American Dream for African Americans while providing inclusiveness throughout the election process. And donÂt forget to remind voters of the recent success in Alabama. The momentum plus strategy can go a long way towards flipping seats. 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City Chronicles Diatribes on life in the African-American Diaspora by Reggie Fullwood EDITORIALJanuary 11-17, 2018 As We Celebrate KingÂs Legacy Â… Oprah Running for President Would be the Embodiment of his Dream Reflecting on Martin 50 Years Later
January 11 17, 2018 Ms. PerryÂs Free Press Page 5 FOR THE WEEK OF JANUARY 9 15, 2018 A Z EE Z Communications Inc. Vol. XXIV N o. 2 4Â’NEW SHERIFF AT NC A&TSAM WASHINGTON: In as the new head football coach at NC A&T replacing Rod Broadway. BROADWAY RETIRES AT NC A&T; VSU'S BARLOW ON RADAR OF GRUDEN, RAIDERS Joe Daniels PhotoBroadway out, Washington in at NC A&TLUT WILLIAMS BCSP Editor Rod Broadway who led a remarkable turnaround in seven years leading North Carolina A&T "It's just time," an emotional Broadway said gie program to his most trusted assistant, Sam Washington Broadway was joined on the podium by Earl Hilton ning the outright Mid Eastern Athletic Conference Celebration Bowl win over Southwestern Athletic Conference Grambling State ond time in three seasons after sharing the Alcorn State Celebration Bowl BCSP NotesVSU's Barlow headed to the NFL? Current Virginia State Reggie Barlow is reportJon Gruden Alex Marvez of The Sporting News was the Alabama State. to spend time with my family, to do things I en"I work for two of the best guys in the Harold L. Martin ask for better people and better bosses in this good people is so important," he said, "but to Carolina graduate who played defensive line DIV CONF ALLNORTH DIVISION W L W L W L Virginia Union 0 0 4 1 9 8 Virginia State 0 0 3 1 13 1 Lincoln 0 0 3 3 8 8 Eliz. City State 0 0 1 2 5 5 Bowie State 0 0 2 3 7 9 Chowan 0 0 1 3 5 7 SOUTH DIVISION St. AugustineÂs 0 0 5 1 8 9 Shaw 0 0 3 2 9 6 J. C. Smith 0 0 1 1 8 6 Winston-Salem State 0 0 2 4 4 11 Livingstone 0 0 1 2 3 6 Fayetteville State 0 0 1 4 4 11 TOP PLAYERS PLAYER Trey Brown 6-3, Sr., G, VSU In 3-0 week, averaged 14.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1 block including 22 points vs. WSSU and 13 vs. Livingstone. ROOKIE Jordan Peebles 6-6, Fr., G, VUU Averaged 7.0 points in win over Shaw and FSU. NEWCOMER Savon Goodman 6-6 Sr., F, SHAW Averaged 23 points in 1-1 week getting 22 points in loss to Va. Union and 24 points in win over Bowie State. Shot 63.3% (19 CIAACENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONMID EASTERNATHLETIC CONFERENCEMEAC CONF ALL W L W LBethune-Cookman 3 0 8 9 Morgan State 3 0 7 9 North Carolina Central 2 0 8 8 North Carolina A&T 1 0 8 8 SC State 1 1 5 12 Savannah State 1 1 4 13 Norfolk State 0 0 2 12 Md. E. Shore 1 2 5 13 Florida A&M 1 2 2 17 Coppin State 1 2 1 17 Hampton 0 1 5 11 Howard 0 2 3 15 Delaware State 0 3 2 16TOP PLAYERS PLAYER Tiwian Kendley, 6-5, Sr., F, MORGAN STATE Averaged 32 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.7 1:33 in comeback win over UMES, hit game-winner vs. Savannah State. DEFENSIVE Phillip Carr 6-9, Sr., F, MSU Avgd. 10.7 regounds in two games getting 13 vs. SSU and 11 vs. UMES. 6-6, F., B-CU Had 34 boards 11.3 rpg.) in three games with a high of 13 vs. Howard. ROOKIE R. J. COLE 6-1, Fr., G, HOWARD Averaged 31 points, 7.5 assists in two games. Had 30 points vs. FAMU, 32 in OT loss to B-CU. SIACSOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATEATHLETIC CONFERENCE CONF ALLEAST DIVISION W L W L Clark Atlanta 8 0 14 1 Morehouse 8 0 13 0 Benedict 7 2 14 3 Fort Valley State 6 3 9 8 Paine 2 5 3 11 Albany State 1 5 1 13WEST DIVISIONCentral State 3 4 4 11 Miles 2 4 3 10 Kentucky State 3 6 4 12 Lane 3 6 4 9 Spring Hill 2 5 4 11 Tuskegee 1 3 2 12 LeMoyne-Owen 1 8 4 10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Brandon Morris 6-8, Sr., F, BENEDICT In 3-0 week, averaged 21.6 points including season-highs of 33 points vs. Miles, 16 rebounds vs. Tuskegee. NEWCOMER Ray Croon 6-6, Jr., F, KENTUCKY STATE In 1-1 week, averaged 22.0 points including team-highs of 24 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists vs. Paine. SWACSOUTHWESTERNATHLETIC CONFERENCE DIV ALL W L W L Jackson State 4 0 7 10 Texas Southern 3 0 3 13 Ark. Pine Bluff 3 0 3 14 Prairie View A&M 2 1 5 12 Alabama State 2 2 2 14 Alabama A&M 2 2 2 15 Southern 1 2 5 11 Grambling State 1 3 5 12 Miss. Valley State 0 3 0 16 Alcorn State 0 4 4 13 TOP PLAYERSPLAYERJared Sam., 6-9, Sr., F, SOUTHERN Averaged double-double of 20.5 points 11.5 boards getting 19 points, 10 rebounds in win over Grambling, 22 points and 13 rebounds in loss to Jackson State. NEWCOMER Maurice Rivers, 6-7, Jr., F, JACKSON STATE Led Tigers with 14 points off the bench in win over Southern, also led JSU with 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in win over Alcorn State. M E N S 2 0 1 7 1 8 B L A C K C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L (Standings and Top Players) W L W. Va. State 6 7 Lincoln (Mo.) 7 8 Tennessee State 6 9 Cheyney 2 10 UDC 1 12TOP PLAYERSPLAYER Pat Johnson-Agwu, 6-5, Jr. F, WEST VIRGINIA STATE Averaged 15.5 points in two games. Had team-high 18 points in loss to West Liberty and 13 points in loss to Wheeling Jesuit. NEWCOMER Amariontez Ivory 6-3, Jr., G, LINCOLN (MO) Averaged 16.0 points in 1-1 week. Led Blue Tigers with 18 points in win over Northeastern State. Had another 14 points in loss to Central Oklahoma. INDEPENDENTS DIV CONF ALLNORTH DIVISION W L W L W L Virginia Union 0 0 6 0 14 1 Virginia State 0 0 4 0 14 0 Lincoln 0 0 5 1 10 4 Chowan 0 0 4 1 12 3 Bowie State 0 0 4 1 11 3 Elizabeth City State 0 0 1 2 7 6 SOUTH DIVISION J. C. Smith 0 0 2 1 10 4 Shaw 0 0 1 4 3 13 Winston-Salem State 0 0 1 5 6 9 St. AugustineÂs 0 0 1 5 4 11 Livingstone 0 0 0 4 5 9 Fayetteville State 0 0 0 5 4 9 BCSP PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Alexis Johnson 5-10, Sr., F, VIRGINIA UNION Averaged 24 points, 17 rebounds and 6 blocks in two wins. Had 30 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks off the bench in win over FSU. Made 11 of 17 shots rebounds and 7 blocks in win over St. Aug's Monday. ROOKIE 5-7, Fr., G, VIRGINIA UNION Had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 5 assists win win over St. Aug's, 15 points, 2 assists and 3 steals in win vs. Fayv. State. NEWCOMER Chrisanna Green 5-11, Jr., F, VIRGINIA STATE 19 points, 16 boards, 4 assists in win over Livingstone.CIAACENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONMID EASTERNATHLETIC CONFERENCEMEAC CONF ALL W L W LBethune-Cookman 3 0 11 4 Morgan State 3 0 10 6 Norfolk State 2 0 9 5 North Carolina A&T 1 0 6 7 Hampton 1 0 4 9 Coppin State 2 1 3 12 North Carolina Central 1 1 3 12 Florida A&M 1 2 3 13 Delaware State 1 2 2 14 SC State 0 2 5 9 Howard 0 2 4 11 Savannah State 0 2 2 11 Md. E. Shore 0 3 3 12BCSP PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Genesis Lucas, 5-7, R-Sr., G, COPPIN STATE MEAC scoring leader averaged 20.5 points, 7 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 4 steals in two wins. Had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 6 steals in win over Savannah State. Also had 24 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals in win over Florida A&M. 5-10, Sr., F, MORGAN STATE Averaged double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds in two wins. Had 16 points and 10 boards in win over Savannah State. Also had 18 points and 12 rebounds in win over Florida A&M. SIACSOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATEATHLETIC CONFERENCE CONF ALLEAST DIVISION W L W LClark Atlanta 7 1 9 6 Albany State 5 3 9 9 Benedict 4 5 4 13 Fort Valley State 1 8 1 16 Paine 0 6 0 11 WEST DIVISIONCentral State 7 1 12 3 LeMoyne-Owen 5 3 6 6 Spring Hill 3 3 9 6 Kentucky State 4 4 4 11 Miles 2 3 4 8 Lane 3 6 3 12 Tuskegee 1 5 2 12 BCSP PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Dominique Williams 5-9, Sr., G, CLAFLIN Scored game-high 26 points and pulled down 9 rebounds with 3 assists and 5 steals in win over Tuskegee Saturday. Also had 6 points and 4 rebounds in win over Miles. NEWCOMER NA SWACSOUTHWESTERNATHLETIC CONFERENCE DIV ALL W L W L Jackson State 3 1 8 5 Grambling State 3 1 6 9 Southern 3 1 4 9 Prairie View A&M 2 1 4 10 Alabama A&M 2 2 7 8 Ark. Pine Bluff 1 1 3 10 Texas Southern 1 2 6 8 Alabama State 1 2 4 11 Alcorn State 1 3 5 10 Miss. Valley State 0 3 0 15PLAYERS OF THE WEEKPLAYER Briana Green, 5-11, Sr., F, SOUTHERN Averaged 24 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4 steals in two big wins getting 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 steals in win over Grambling Saturday and coming back with 31 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals in win over Jackson State Monday. NEWCOMER NA W O M E N S 2 0 1 7 1 8 B L A C K C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L (Standings and Top Players) W L W. Va. State 4 10 Tennessee State 3 10 Cheyney 3 11 Lincoln (Mo.) 3 11 UDC 2 12BCSP PLAYERS OF THE WEEKPLAYER Jasmine Davis, 5-11, Sr. F, W. VA. STATE In 1-1 week, averaged 16 points and 6.5 rebounds. Scored 19 points with six rebounds in win over West Liberty and led Lady Yellow Jackets with 13 points and 7 rebounds in loss to Wheeling Jesuit. Tia Wooten, TENNESSEE STATE Had 26 points FT line, and 8 rebounds in win over Tenn Tech. NEWCOMER Jamyra Maye, 5-7, Fr. G, CHEYNEY Scored team-high 15 points in win over Clarion. Had 14 points in loss to BloomsburgINDEPENDENTSHOOPS SCHEDULETHURS., JAN. 11 SIAC Philander Smith @ Lane INDEPENDENTS W. Va. State @ Glenville State FRI, JAN. 12 Delaware State @ Hampton SAT., JAN. 13 CIAA Eliz City State @ Chowan Lincoln @ Bowie State Fayetteville State @ J. C. Smith WSSU @ St. Augustine's Livingstone @ Shaw MEAC Florida A&M @ Bethune-Cookman Coppin State @ NC Central Howard @ SC State Morgan State @ NC A&T Md.-E. Shore @ Savannah State SIAC Miles @ Central State Tuskegee @ Kentucky State Morehouse @ Fort Valley State Spring Hill @ Lane Rust @ LeMoyne-Owen Clark Atlanta @ Albany State SWAC Alcorn State @ Miss. Valley State Alabama A&M @ Alabama State Prairie View @ Grambling State Texas Southern @ Jackson State Southern @ Ark.-Pine Bluff INDEPENDENTS Cheyney @ Shippensburg St. Thomas Aquinas @ UDC Tennessee State @ SIU-Edw'vlle W. Va. Wesleyan @ W. Va. State SUN, JAN. 14 Virginia State vs. Virginia Union MON., JAN. 15 MEAC Bethune-Cookman @ Stetson Morgan State @ NC Central Coppin State @ NC A&T Md.-E Shore @ SC State Delaware State @ Florida A&M Howard @ Savannah State SIAC Morehouse @ Albany State Miles @ Kentucky State Paine @ Benedict Tuskegee @ Central State Spring Hill @ LeMoyne-Owen Clark Atlanta @ Fort Valley State SWAC Alcorn State @ Ark.-Pine Bluff Texas Southern @ Grambling St. Southern @ Miss. Valley State Prairie View @ Jackson State stints of four years at North Carolina Central CIAA Hilton, who hired Broadway and praised the Washington was also with Broadway for Mississippi Valley State He spent four years at his alma mater as deJohnson C. Smith, one Bill Hayes at Bethune-Cookman He played eight years in the CIAA has released its weekly regional polls and eleven HBCU teams made the CIAA members Virginia State Virginia Union Morehouse Claflin Clark Atlanta Virginia Union Virginia State Bowie State Johnson C. Smith Chowan Central State MEN MON., JAN. 8, 2017 CIAA Bowie State 79, Fayetteville State 59 Lincoln 86, Shaw 76 Livingstone 74, Chowan 61 St. Augustine's 64, Virginia Union 56 Tuskegee 74, J. C. Smith 70 MEAC B]-Cookman 89, Md.-E. Shore 84 Coppin St. 79, Florida A&M 78, 2OT Morgan State 89, Savannah State 88 NC A&T 76, Delaware State 65 NC Central 64, Norfolk State State 63 SIAC Miles 76, Fort Valley State 72 Shawnee State 85, Central State 82 SWAC Alabama A&M 65, Miss. Valley St. 55 Ark.-Pine Blluff 94, Alabama State 68 Grambling State 72, Alcorn State 61 Jackson State 65, Southern 61 SAT., JAN. 6, 2017 CIAA Va. Union 88, Fayetteville State 59 Shaw 73, Bowie State 64 St. Augustine's 60, Lincoln 53 Virginia State 72, Livingstone 65 Chowan 82, W-Salem State 65 MEAC B\-Cookman 92, Howard 87, OT Md-E. Shore 92, Hampton 83 Morgan State 87, Florida A&M 68 Sav. State 80, Coppin State 71 SC State 63, Delaware State 60 Norfolk State @ NC A&T, Ppd. SIAC Benedict 116, Miles 104 Clark Atlanta 76, LeM. Owen 71 Kentucky State 86, Paine 75 Morehouse 85, Lane 53 Spring Hill 60, Fort Valley State 56 SWAC Alabama State 63, Alabama State 46 Ark.-Pine Bluff 69, Alabama A&M 62 Jackson State 60, Alcorn State 55 Southern 80, Grambling State 69 Texas Southern 100, Prairie View 94 WOMEN MON., JAN. 8, 2017 CIAA Lincoln 78, Shaw 57 Eliz. City State 65, W-Salem St. 46 Bowie State 71, Fayv. State 52 Chowan 85, Livingstone 71 Virginia Union 104, St. Augustine's 57 MEAC Coppin State 62, Florida A&M 56 Norfolk State 75, NC Central 60 Bethune-Cookman 55, Md.-E. Shore 48 NC A&T 66, Delaware State 48 Morgan State 73, Savannah State 67 SIAC Fort Valley State 48, Miles 43 SWAC Southern 86, Jackson State 76 Alabama A&M 65, Miss. Valley State 48 Alabama State 63, Ark.-Pine Bluff 54 Grambling State 75, Alcorn State 68 SUN., JAN. 7 INDEPENDENTS Wheeling Jesuit 84, W. Va. State 56 SAT., JAN. 6 CIAA Bowie State 73, Shaw 49 Virginia Union 85, Fayv. State 65 Lincoln 72, St. Augustine's 61 Virginia State 81, Livingstone 65 W-Salem State 101, Chowan 96 MEAC Morgan State 61, Florida A&M 56 Hampton 70, Md.-E. Shore 65 Bethune-Cookman 59, Howard 55 Delaware State 58, SC State 44 Coppin State 66, Savannah State 57 SIAC LeMoyne Owen 59,Clark Atlanta 48 Spring Hill 89, Fort Valley State 57 Kentucky State 89, Paine 67 Miles 58, Benedict 55 SWAC Prairie View 61, Texas Southern 56 Southern 63, Grambling State 44 Alabama State 76, Miss. Valley State 41 Jackson State 74, Alcorn State 51 Alabama A&M 52, Ark.-Pine Bluff 49 INDEPENDENTS Bloomsburg 69, Cheyney 60 Northeastern State 69, Lincoln (Mo.) 58 Mercy 53, UDC 51 Tennessee State 76, Tennessee Tech 66SCORES UNDER THE BANNERWHAT'S GOING ON IN AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS MEAC BASKETBALL TV SCHEDULE: idEastern Athletic Conference North Carolina Central hosts Hampton Delaware State runner-up Norfolk State Howard Howard ESPNU: Monday, Feb. 5 Â… Hampton at North Carolina Central, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 Â… Delaware State at Norfolk State, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 Â… Howard at North Carolina Central, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 Â… Norfolk State at Howard, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 11 Â… MEAC WomenÂs Championship Game, 1 2 p.m. ET (rebroadcast/time subject to change) ESPN2: Saturday, March 10 Â… MEAC MenÂs Championship, 1 p.m. ESPN3: Saturday, March 10 Â… MEAC WomenÂs Championship, 3:30 p.m SCHOOL FORMER COACH NEW COACH Alabama A&M James Spady Andy Fuller (interim) Alabama State Brian Jenkins Donald Hill-Eley Arkansas-Pine Bluff Monte Coleman Cedric Thomas Delaware State Kenny Carter E.J. Junior (interim) Florida A&M Alex Wood Willie Simmons Hampton Connell Maynor Robert Prunty Lincoln (Pa) Reginald Byarse Jr.(Interim) TBD Miss Valley State Rick Comegy Vincent Dancy Morgan State Fred T. Farrier Ernest Jones (interim) N.C. A&T Rod Broadway Sam Washington N.C. Central Jerry Mack Granville Eastman Prairie View A&M Willie Simmons Eric Dooley Virginia Union Mark James Alvin Parker WHO ARE THE BEST PERFOMERS IN BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS STAT CORNER ALL SMILES: (L. to r.) NC A&T Head Football Coach Rod Broadway, A&T Athletics Director Earl Hilton and Associate Head Coach Sam Washington are all smiles as Broadway announces his retirement and Washington is named his successor Tuesday at A&T. Joe Daniels Photo Reggie BarlowHEAD FOOTBALL COACHING CHANGES
byFrederick Harris Black churches remain one of the few institutions rooted in black communities that have the capacity of mobilizing a growing diverse black population across generations, social classes and geography. And as scholars of social movements have demonstrated time and again, institutions like churches help to sustain activism over time. While technologies like cellphones and the Internet can draw people together for a cause, institutions like churches help to sustain movements. They provide not only spaces for people to assemble, but also a ready-made leadership structure to organize people and direct them toward a cause. However, the activist wing of the black church Â… which was the backbone of the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s and the organizational basis of black electoral politics from the 1970s to the 1990s Â… is slowly fading away. That activist tradition has given way to megachurches and the self-centered theology of prosperity. ÂProsperity gospelÂŽ teaches adherents that God wants Christians to be wealthy in this life as well as the next one. Perhaps the ÂOccupy the DreamÂŽ effort can reinvigorate the activist wing of the black churches. But to bring that tradition back requires that the ÂOccupy the DreamÂŽ effort fight the battle against corporate interests on two fronts. The ÂOccupy the DreamÂŽ effort will not only require challenging the economic institutions and policies that have devastated black communities, but also will have to do battle with the popularity of a theology that celebrates material success as a mark of GodÂs favor to obedient followers. In the past two decades this Âgospel of blingÂŽ has overshadowed the activist-oriented tradition of black churches, marginalizing a tradition that has been centered on challenging racial inequality. As a consequence of its popularity the prosperity gospel has helped erode Â„ if not corrupted Â„ black churches' long-held civic and moral values. These values placed greater emphasis on transforming communities to make them economically and socially viable than on transforming churchgoers to make them rich. This means that activists must occupy not only physical spaces but also mental spaces. After all, the prosperity gospel is a theology that has underwritten the virtues of materialism in an age of perverse inequality. The activist wing of the black church needs to pick up the mantle that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left in his last Sunday sermon before his death in 1968. In a brilliant but mostly forgotten sermon titled ÂRemaining Awake Through a Great Revolution,ÂŽ King preached that real change in America required constant vigilance: ÂIt is our experience that the nation doesnÂt move around questions of genuine equality for the poor and for black people until it is confronted massively, dramatically in terms of direct action.ÂŽ Today, this requires more than a vote for the right candidate. It requires that the activist wing of the black churches join Â„ once again Â„ with progressive forces to help save homes before they are foreclosed on, organize demonstrations at financial institutions, and protest on the steps of the Capitol and at the White House. Fredrick C. Harris is the director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies and the author of the forthcoming "The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics." St. Paul AME Church Presents ÂTake Me Back,ÂŽ ConcertIn celebration of the New Year, The Fine Arts Ministry of St. Paul AME Church will present ÂTake Me Back,ÂŽ Sunday, January 21st, at 5 p.m. This event will feature old music recorded and sung by gospel legends. All singers are invited to participate and share in this special occasion. Rehearsal will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Marvin C. Zanders is the pastor. For more information contact church office at (904) (904) 764-2755.Southside Church of God in Christ January Schedule of EventsSouthside Church of God in Christ Noon Day Prayer Clinic with Prophet Dwight Follins is scheduled for Tuesday, January 23rd. Also on scheduled is the ÂRevivalÂŽ with Apostle Lakesha Savage of Mobile, AL, scheduled for Wednesday, January 31st and February 1-2 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday worship services will be held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Wednesday Night Bible Study take place weekly at 7 p.m. All services will be held at the church located at 2179 Emerson Street. SCOGIC is under the leadership of Bishop Edward Robinson Sr. For more info contact the church office at (904) 398-1625. Glover to Headline Leadership Workshop at First ChurchEWCPresident Dr. Nathaniel Glover will headline a ÂLeadershipÂŽ workshop, sharing the approaches and guidelines of leadership on Jan. 27, 11 a.m., at the First Church of Palm Coast. Dr. Glover emerges with positive impact receiving $8.5 million for revitalizing an athletic field, rehabilitating a student dormitory, and improving the quality of resources for Edward Waters College and the surrounding neighborhood in the core of Jacksonville. Dr. Glover is also the first-elected African-American Sheriff of Jacksonville, and the first-elected African-American Sheriff in Florida since Reconstruction. Moreover, Dr. Glover is an alumnus of Edward Waters College. Admission is free for the workshop. Located at 91 Old Kings Road North, the First Church of Palm Coast pastored by the Rev. Gillard S. Glover Â… can be reached at 386-446-5759. Page 6 Ms. PerryÂs Free Press January 11 17, 2018 Greater Macedonia Baptist Church1880 West Edgewood Avenue The doors of Macedonia are always open to you and your family. If we may be of any assistance to you in your spiritual walk, please contact us at 764-9257 or via email at GreaterMac@aol.com. Seeking the lost for ChristMatthew 28:19 20 Dr. Landon Williams 8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Morning WorshipTuesday 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 **FREE TUTORIG FOR YOUTH I EGLISH, SCIECE, HISTORY AD MATH EVERY TUESDAY 6:30 8 P.M. Bethel Baptist Institutional Church215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464 Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. Senior Pastor Sunday Morning Worship 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Church school 9:30 a.m. Bible Study 6:45 p.m.Midweek Services Wednesday oon Service ÂMiracle at MiddayÂŽ 12 noon 1:00 p.m. Weekly Services Come share in Holy Communion on 1st Sunday at 7:40 and 10:40 a.m. Worship with us LIVE on the web visitwww.truth2powerministries.org Grace and Peacevisit www.Bethelite.org Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr.. Pastor Emeritus Real Christians Have Always Had Targets on their Backs By James Washington I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of The PotterÂs House in Dallas, Texas preach a sermon, one night, that really caught my attention. He reminded those in the audience that most of the Bible was written from a jail cell. I think his overall message had something to do with his prison outreach ministry, which I understand to be significant. I was so struck, however, by the reality of GodÂs Word and direction coming from the deep faith of those imprisoned, that the concept has never left me. What is it about being a believer, a walking, talking believer that somehow frightens those in power, so much so, that a jail cell or worse is a reasonable solution to the imagined problem? History suggests that professing oneÂs belief in Jesus Christ as Lord can literally be a death sentence. The Bible teaches us that eventually our belief will be put to the ultimate test. Have you ever wondered why GodÂs teachings are so feared by those who believe in other religions? I used to say JesusÂ message made so much sense that, even if He didnÂt exist, we should invent Him. Now that IÂm saved, I guess you could say I know IÂm a candidate for assassination. My point, as I was being enlightened by Bishop JakesÂ reference, is that I donÂt view myself as a threat to anyone based upon my belief in one God, the Holy Trinity and the truth of Jesus Christ, but the world in which I live does view me in this manner. I suppose, the more important question is: Have I done anything or said anything that should land me in jail, if jail is defined as that spiritual place that present day Sadducees and Pharisees want to send people like me? If I havenÂt said or done anything, then maybe I better get going and stir things up. In their day, the apostles, Paul and others, were indeed looked upon as threats to the establishment; that meant governments and principalities, as well as the church hierarchy. If nothing else, I donÂt think anyone would argue that on His worst day, Jesus was the quintessential revolutionary. It still amazes me how such principles of unconditional universal love for humankind got Him killed; then it always hits me that this kind of philosophy will ultimately attack and undermine entrenched institutionalized power of all kinds. ThatÂs when I realize that if you are a believer in Christ, you are most certainly a threat to Man, because Man craves power and Christianity abdicates all power to Jehovah. We stand as representatives of that truth and stand trial everyday with the world as our judge and jury. That explains that target on the backs of believers throughout history and should remind us all of the target on our own backs. All I can encourage you to do in the face of all this is to stay the course and know our defense attorney is on the case 24/7. The prosecuting attorney has already lost this case. So, when youÂre alone in your cell remember, you have already won. The battle is over. The verdict is in: We won. May God bless and keep you always. ÂProsperity GospelÂ vs. Martin Luther KingÂs Legacy S S P P I I R R I I T T U U A A L L L L Y Y S S P P E E A A K K I I N N G G OTICE:Church news is published free of charge. Information must be received in the Free Press offices no later than Monday, at 5 p.m. of the week you want it to run. Information received prior to the event date will be printed on a space available basis until the date. Fax your information to 904-765-8611, e-mail to JFreePress@aol.com or bring by our offices located at 1122 West Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32208.
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Teen Entrepreneur Empowers Black Youth To Read With Subscription BoxA teenager wants to inspire other teens to read and create her own business in the process Annual City BlackHistory Calendar Unveiling Slated for ext Week Vegan With SoulBraised Collard Greens and Creamy Jalapeno Grits by Chef Darius Cooks If youÂre looking for a vegan recipe that even your grandmother would love, this is it! Chef Darius Cooks allows these collard greens to simmer for a few hours until they are fork tender. And he braises them in a garlic vegetable broth with tons of smoked paprika Â… it IS THE way to go! Ingredients: 3 bunches of collard greens 4 quarts of water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt 1 teaspoon of black pepper 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning 1/4 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder About 10 cloves of garlic 4-6 cups of chopped fresh cabbage 1/2 cup of olive oil Using the above ingredients, add the water to a pot and bring it to a boil. The Chef adds EVERYTHING into a pot except the oil and cabbage. Let it cook until the greens were tender. Add the cabbage and olive oil and cook the greens until the cabbage is softened. The creamy jalapeno grits is just as easy of an process. First, bring some water to a boil and add in a vegetable bouillon cube. Instant vegetable broth! Then, add in a half of a diced jalapeno pepper. Next, add in the grits and cook them until theyÂre tender. Add in a few splashes of vegan half and half and then for good measure, a pinch and a half of garlic powder! DoneÂƒ For the garnish, accent with some sliced some tomatoes and tossed them with basil and balsamic vinegar. A 17-year-old Memphis-based entrepreneur has created a monthly subscription box that promotes reading amongst African-American children in an effort to change the major racial disparity in youth literacy. Inspired by her younger cousinÂs lack of interest in reading, Journi Prewitt initially created the Black Butterfly Beautiful box in 2017 to get young Black girls excited about reading new books. The monthly subscription box featured a childrenÂs book written by a Black author and other products created by African-American entrepreneurs including toys and treats that were all centered around a monthly theme. ÂDepending on your age group, you get a book, where the main character is a woman of color. We feature black businesses that are owned by women and then there are just trinkets in the box like jewelry and candy and different things that go along with the theme of the month,ÂŽ she told WCMA Action News 5. After the $30 box grew in popularity, Prewitt decided to curate boxes for other underserved groups; and created the ÂBlack DragonflyÂŽ box for young Black boys. Since the inception of her business, she has sold hundreds of boxes. Although sheÂs had to make a lot of sacrifices as a teen entrepreneur, such as giving up sports and other extracurricular activities, having the opportunity to inspire young Black girls and boys has been worth it, Prewitt said. SheÂs slated to attend the University of Kentucky and has planned to major in both education and interior design. Prewitt is far from the only Black youth trying to change the narrative surrounding youth literacy in the African-American community and inspire their peers. Marley Dias launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign last year to promote books with Black female leads so that girls of color could feel represented. In addition, an 11-year-old from St. Louis in March started his own reading club for Black boys dubbed Books N Bros. The Jacksonville Public Library will host the 29th Annual Unveiling of the Jacksonville Black History Calendar, Thursday, Jan. 18th, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Main Library, Hicks Auditorium. For decades the annual Black History Calendar has served as a reminder to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans yearround focusing on JacksonvilleÂs local community. In February, copies of the calendar will be available for free at library branch locations. More than 40,000 calendars are produced for distribution throughout the city and across the nation. You can view past calendars from 1989 Â… 2017, filled with historical and important information, in the libraryÂs digital collection. A new calendar is produced each year with the artwork and contents kept confidential throughout the creative process until it is revealed to the community at the annual unveiling. The calendar originated in 1989 through the collaborative efforts of the late Clovia Russell of AT&T and Dr. Brenda R. Simmons-Hutchins, who was actively involved as calendar advisor since its inception. JPL staff began participating on the calendar committee in 2007. Free calendars and light refreshments will be provided. Jeanetta Mock Jeannetta Mock has joined Fresh Ministries as Chief Operations Officer. Ms. Mock is a native of Baltimore and holds a bachelor and masters degrees from the University of North Florida, and is a decorated U.S. Army veteran who retired as First Sergeant after a 22year career. She has extensive experience in the non-profit world, most recently as Programs and Services Director with Hands On Jacksonville. Jeannetta will oversee all aspects of FreshMinistries' operations in Northeast Florida. Fresh Ministries Welcomes ew Chief Operating Officer of ortheast Florida 17-year-old entrepreneur Journi Prewitt is setting a commendable example for young black girls everywhere with her monthly book subscription service and boutique Black Beautiful Butterfly.
31st MLK Jr. BreakfastCelebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast presented by Florida Blue, Friday, January 12th, 7 a.m. at the Prime Osborn Center located 1000 Water St. For tickets and more info visit www.coj.comBattle of the BandsThe First Coast ÂBattle of the Bands and MLKÂŽ celebration featuring the hottest HBCU bands and regional high schools is scheduled for January 13-14th at 8 p.m. Location is University of North FloridaÂs Hodges Stadium, 1 UNF Dr. For tickets and more info visit www.jaxbattleofthebands.com.The Black Man Walking GalaBlack Men Walking will present, ÂThe Black Man Walking Gala,ÂŽ a Black Tie awards celebration for influential men in the African American Community, hosted by Gene Dot.com, Saturday, January 13th, 7 11 p.m. at the Schultz Center, 4019 Boulevard Center Dr. For more info call 554-4663.Temptations Revue with Bo HendersonBringing to Jax the unforgettable songs of Motown will be a Temptations Revue featuring former lead singer Barrington ÂBoÂŽ Henderson (1998-2003). The concert will be on Saturday, January 13, 8 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre, located at 829 N. Davis St. For tickets more info call 632-5555.Zeta Tea & LuncheonThe Beta Alpha Zeta Hat, Glove and Tea Prayer Luncheon will take place, Saturday, January 13th at 12 noon. Location is the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 620 Wells Rd., in Orange Park. Wear your best dress, hat and gloves and receive a prize for the best dress! For tickets and more info contact Christian Gregoire at (954) 729-0848.YMCA Kid ZoneOn Saturday, January 13th 6:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m., come volunteer to build a playground in one day at the YMCA at Baptist North located at 221 Riverside Avenue. Come see the transformation of an empty space into a vibrant new playground based on designs from the kids themselves! For more info visit www.firstcoastymca.org.Bride ExpoThe Premier Bride Expo will be in town, Sunday, January 14th, 1 4 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, located at 1000 Water St. The Expo will include top wedding professionals, vendors and more! For more info visit www.premierbrideexpo.com.Women at Werk ConferenceOn Saturday, January 13th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the inaugural ÂWomen at WerkÂŽ Empowerment Conference will be hosted by Action News Jax anchor Letisha Breda. Location is the Aloft Hotel 4812 Deer Lake Park W. For tickets, visit www.womenatwerk.com.Sunday at StetsonsSunday at StetsonÂs is a monthly folk music concert in honor of author Stetson Kennedy and will take place Sunday, January 14th at 1 p.m. at his former residence Beluthahatchee located at 1523 State Rd 13, Fruit Cove, Fl. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.MLK ParadeThe MLK Holiday Grand Parade Celebration Festival will take place Monday, January 15th at 10 a.m. with a ÂColor of UnityÂŽ festival and Arts Market at Hemming Park, 112 Duval St. 12-6 p.m. For more info visitwww.mlkfdnorg.com.Human Trafficking DialogueAn interfaith prayer dialogue aimed at ending human trafficking will be held at the International House of Prayer,1515 Prudential Dr., Wednesday, January 17-18th from 6-7 p.m., Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., program starts 6:30 at FSCJ Wilson Center located at 11901 Beach Blvd. For tickets and more info visit call (904) 399-1199.Jacksonville Science FestivalThe Jacksonville Science Festival is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Science and History located at 1025 Museum Circle. For more info visit www.themosh.org.Black History Calendar UnveilingThe unveiling of the 2018 Jacksonville Black History Calendar is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th, 4 p.m., at the Main Library located at 303 N. Main St. For more info email: email@example.com.Decades Rewind TourThe Decades Rewind touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance show celebrating the hits of the 60's, 70's and 80's is scheduled for Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center, St. Johns River State College, 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL. For tickets and more info visit www.THcenter.org American Legion Post Food PantryAmerican Legion Post 197 located at 2179 Benedict Road, will open their Food Pantry Thursday, January 18th and every Thursday thereafter from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. For more information contact Anna Matthews at (904) 200-0283.Tango Fire Dance TroupeThe Tango Fire dance troupe will light up the stage Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 pm at the Times-Union Center Moran Theater located at 300 Water St. Tango Fire encompasses and defines Argentine Tango dancing which sizzles sensuality, rawness and sophistication, seductive and sultry dancing. For more info visit www.fscjartistseries.org.Marvel Universe LiveÂMarvel Universe Live, Age of HeroesÂŽ is a legendary superhero battle to defend the universe from evil! The live-action arena spectacular will hit town January 19 21st Show times are 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Arena, located at 300 A. Philip Randolph St. For tickets visit www.jaxevents.com.ÂFool For LoveÂ Play Live on StageÂFool For Love,ÂŽ the play that depicts reality and fantasy, as past and present collide in this explosive and timeless masterwork by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard will take to the stage January 19 February 11th at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Ave St. Augustine, Florida. For show times and more info visit www.limelighttheatre.org.DCPS School Choice ExpoThe Duval County Public School Choice Expo will take place Saturday, January 20th, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. Peruse an array of educational options for the 2018-2019 school years and a chance to learn about programs throughout elementary, middle and high schools. For more info visit www.duvalschools.org/expo.2nd Annual Taste of San MarcoAttend the 2nd Annual Taste of San Marco, Saturday, January 20th, 5 8 p.m. at the Bolles School located at 7400 San Jose Blvd. For more info call (904) 733-9292.Vaginal Health SummitA Vaginal Health Summit will take place Sunday January 21st 3 6 p.m. at the Salem Center located at 7235 Bonneval Rd. Come learn about taking care of yourself from a holistic approach. For tickets and more info call (904) 861-0440.Musical Game of ThronesFans of HBOÂs popular series, Game of Thrones, can now get their fantasy fix when Musical Thrones: A Parody national tour on stage comes to town Wednesday, January 24 at 8 p.m. at the Florida Theatre located at 128 E Forsyth St. For tickets and more info visit www.floridatheatre.com. Jax Chamber 133rd Annual MeetingJoin the Jacksonville Chamber for their 133rd annual first of the year meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 25th 5 to 8 p.m. Location is the Doro District located at Bay and A. Phillip Randolph Streets. Your entry includes networking with the region's business leaders, live music, food, signature cocktails and free parking! To purchase tickets and for more info visit bit.ly/AnnualMeeting2018.Zora eale Hurston FestivalZora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities is a worldrenowned celebration of the life of its namesake American novelist and of African American arts, music, dance and culture will take place, January 26-28th in Eatonville, Florida. For more info visit www.zorafestival.org.ew Town MeetingThe New Town Success Zone board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 25th, 3:30 p.m. Â… 5 p.m. at the Center for the Prevention of Health Disparities located at 1401 Grunthal Street. For more info contact NTSZ at (904) 470-8262.Magic of the MoviesJacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents, ÂThe Magic of the MoviesÂŽ January 26th, 11 a.m. at the Times-Union Center located at 300 Water St. Relive Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Titanic, The Way We Were and many more iconic scores and songs from your favorite films! For more info visit www.jaxsymphony.org.Jacksonville Boat ShowThe Jacksonville Boat Show will hit the River City, January 26 28th at 10 a.m. Location is the Prime Osborn Center, 1000 Water St. Peruse boat dealership, vendors and more! For more info visitwww.sundanceboats.com/boat-showsevents.The Stomp DownBallinger Productions and Entertainment producers of ÂThe Stompdown,ÂŽ comprised of the nationÂs elite step teams; including exciting High School, Independent, Greek, and Alumni Step Teams from all over the country will leave you on the edge of your seat is scheduled for Saturday, January 27th, 7 p.m. at the Florida Theatre located at 128 East Forsyth Street. For tickets and more info visit www.floridatheatre.com.Black ViolinThe Ponte Vedra Concert Hall located at 1050 A1A N. Ponte Vedra, is proud to welcome classically trained hip-hop artist ÂBlack ViolinÂŽ on Saturday, January 27th at 7 p.m. The duo combines their classical training and hip-hop influence to create a distinctive multi genre sound! For tickets and more info visit www.pvconcerthall.com.Tiffany HaddishHer role as the outspoken, no-nonsense Nakeisha on NBCÂs The Carmichael Show, and scene-stealing, breakoutperformance in the hit movie Girls Trip, have made comedian Tiffany Haddish the one to watch! Catch TiffanyÂs show Sunday, January 28th at 8 p.m. Location is the Florida Theater located at 128 E Forsyth St. For tickets and more info visit www.floridatheatre.com. Gobsmacked! ACapella & Beatboxing Gobsmacked! Acapella & Beatboxing concert takes the stage Sunday, January 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL. For tickets and more info visit at www.THcenter.org. WFA SymposiumThe WomenÂs Food Alliance next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th, 10 a.m. Â… 5 p.m. Attend the WFA Symposium on the history, ethics and protocol of judging food competitions. Location is Casa Marina Hotel, #6911st Street North, Jax Beach. Featuring speakers Judy Wells and Pat Mack. For tickets and more info visitwww.XOwomensfoodalliance. com. Page 8 Ms. PerryÂs Free Press What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene AROUND TOWN AROUND TOWN January 11-17, 2018 Enclosed is my __ check __ money order for $38.50 (within city limits) __$43.00 (outside of Jacksonville) NAME ___________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________ CITY____________________________________ STATE______ ZIP_________________ If this is a gift subscription it is provided by (so gift notification card can be sent) ______________________________________ Please send check or money order to: Jacksonville Free Press P.O. 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The National Museum of African American History and Culture will commemorate the 50th anniversary and final crusade of Martin Luther King, Jr.Âs life and legacy. The ÂCity of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor PeopleÂs CampaignÂŽ Exhibition features never-before-seen images from photographers Roland Freeman, Jill Freeman, Robert Houston, Laura Jones, Clara Watkins and Ernest Withers. The ÂCity of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor PeopleÂs CampaignÂŽ exhibition features rare film and oral histories with those who assisted in organizing the campaign. Activists Marian Wright Edelman and Andrew Young will appear in the exhibition. The ÂCity of HopeÂŽ exhibition also features placards, murals, wooden tent panels and lapel buttons created and used by close to 8,000 people who Âoccupied the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for nearly a month and a half to call attention to the devastating effects of poverty on minorities, the elderly and children. ÂWith new and recently discovered film and audio footage, images and objects, this exhibition provides a rare look inside the 1968 Poor PeopleÂs Campaign and commemorates the legacy of Dr. KingÂs final campaign for economic justice,ÂŽ said Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. ÂThis exhibition reminds us that despite the unprecedented economic growth in America over the past five decades, there are still many Americans living below the poverty line.ÂŽ The exhibition will be housed in the museumÂs gallery as a partner to the ÂAmerican Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith,ÂŽ an exhibit that explores the Âhistory of citizen participation, debate and compromise from the nationÂs formation to today,ÂŽ a press release announcing the exhibit states. January 11 17, 2018 Page 9 Mrs. PerryÂs Free Press Tavis Smiley Announces Deal For New Show Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed over $32 billion and counting to our public education system and has sent over 750,000 students to college and beyond on Bright Futures Scholarships. Every time you play, you grant FloridaÂs brightest the opportunity to achieve their dreams and ultimately boost the stateÂs economy, all while funding the next generation of students. Your ticket is their ticket Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Tavis Smiley Less than a month after PBS dropped Tavis SmileyÂs talk show after reported inappropriate relationships with subordinates, Smiley announced a deal Monday to go back to work with a new series about inspirational stories. His series, ÂThe Upside with Tavis Smiley,ÂŽ will be streamed online and shown on The Word Network, a religious-oriented cable and satellite channel directed at black viewers. He also announced a five-city tour to talk about relationships in the workplace. Among the men caught up in sexual misconduct cases the past few months, Smiley has been most aggressive in fighting back and the first to publicly announce plans to resume his career. His new show is expected to start in the spring. Smiley compared the experience to when he was fired by BET in 2001 for offering an interview that he had conducted with a newsmaker to ABC News before BET. He wrote books about rebounding from setbacks, and launched the latenight talk show with PBS that aired for 14 years. Although conceding that what was once considered acceptable in the workplace may no longer be, Smiley has been defiant, suggesting that romances between professional colleagues is hardly unusual. However, PBS investigators reportedly found women who felt their advancement at work was tied to the sexual relationships, an assertion Smiley has denied. By fashioning a new program focusing on inspirational stories instead of more general interest news and entertainment, Smiley will sidestep the issue of whether his downfall would make celebrities reluctant to be interviewed by him. By striking a digital distribution deal with the media company AerNow and a little-watched cable network, he will also be much less visible. Smiley said he was motivated to get back to work quickly because of concern for employees of his production company who learned that the PBS show was ending at the beginning of the holiday season. He said he wasnÂt concerned that by moving so quickly, he might be missing out on better opportunities if he waited for the story of his firing to fade. ÂYou can only make decisions based on whatÂs in front of you,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou canÂt make decisions based on what might happen, on what may come.ÂŽ He said that as Âa black man in America,ÂŽ he knows that better offers may never come. Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx wore a casual Dolce & Gabbana sweater for his big day, remaining pretty low-key Â„ including the part where he was spotted leaving the party with Katie Holmes but had no formal pictures with her all night. He did however ham it up for the cameras with the other leading ladies in his life. His daughters, Corinne and Annalise Foxx, presented their dad with a birthday cake featuring a throwback picture of Foxx with the words ÂHappy 252ÂŽ written on top. Garcelle Beauvais, his Jamie Foxx Show co-star, joined the party, too, and snapped multiple pics with the birthday boy, stirring up plenty of '90s nostalgia for fans of the hit show. other stars in attendance such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Odell Beckham Jr., Ludacris, Ice Cube and Doug E. Fresh. The star may be 50 years young now, but he still knows how to throw a party. TimesJamie Foxx is shown above at his party with girfriend Katie Holmes and daughter Corrine Friends, Family and Stars Join Jamie Foxx for 50th Birthday Party MAAHC Honors 50th Anniversary of MLKÂs Jr.Âs Final Crusade The cameras loved Oprah Winfrey and her longtime partner Stedman Graham at the 75th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (Januray 7). Caught together arm-in-arm, all eyes were on them during one of HollywoodÂs biggest nights and it was only the beginning of a memorable evening. After making history as the first African American woman to receive the Cecile B. DeMille award alongside Sterling K. Brown who became the first Black actor to take the category for best performance, she delivered a rousing speech that not only inspired but encouraged, enlightened and was deemed as presidential by many. Graham shared with the LA Times that a political run could be in the future of the media mogul. ÂItÂs up to the people,ÂŽ he told the newspaper. ÂShe would absolutely do it.ÂŽ During her speech, Winfrey shared that Âa new horizon is on the way,ÂŽ and celebrities quickly went to Twitter to share their support of this presidential possibility. NBC, of course, received some backlash from the Oprah love and Donald Trump Jr. wasnÂt feeling too good about all this either. He often seems oblivious to the national outrage created by his father. Oprah Teases With Presidency Idea
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