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The Jacksonville free press

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The Jacksonville free press
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Mrs. Perry's free press
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Jacksonville, FL
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Rita Luffborough Perry
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September 14, 1916
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
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"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."
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Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.

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Volume 31 o. 14 February 22 28, 2018 Jacksonville,Florida PRSTSTD U.S. Postage PAID Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 662 75 Cents Florida Icons Statue Headed to the ations Capitol to Replace ConfederatePage 12 South Florida School Shooting is Another Reminder of Our eed for Better Gun ControlPage 4 What You eeed to Know About Dieting and Bad BreathPage 9 75c RETUR SERVICE REQUESTED ew Jersey Town Votes to Place Armed Cops in SchoolsIn the wake of last weeks shooting at a Florida high school, a New Jersey board of education voted to place armed cops in its school. On Feb. 15, the East Brunswick Board of Education voted unanimously to weaponize officers in its 11 public schools. This is something [that] has been in the works for two and [a] half years,Ž districts superintendent Victor Valeski told ABC News. He said the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School motivated them to hasten the bills passing. The district has not yet said how many armed officers theyll be placing in schools but the district already employs 71 security guards. The cost will be an additional $430,000 on top of their budget of $1.7 million for their existing unarmed security officers. The importance of our unarmed force is one of the things Im proud of,Ž he added. The relationships [the security officers] built with students is invaluable.ŽSmiley Files Suit Claiming PBS Suspension for Was RacistTelevision talk show host Tavis Smiley cited racism in his lawsuit against PBS that was filed this week. Smiley was suspended from his 14 year perch as host of his eponymous show late last year amid a flurry of similar accusations against other powerful men in media, business and other fields. He told the Washington Post that he sued PBS to find the truthŽ and to restore his reputation. In December, Smiley was accused of having sexual relations with multiple subordinatesŽ and some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley.Ž He was also accused of creating a threatening and verbally abusive work environment. Smiley has been anything but silent. He launched a town hall tour later last month in Los Angeles called The Conversation: Women, Men and the Workplace.Ž Days later, PBS launch its own five-part town hall series about sexual harassment titled #MeToo, Now What?Ž The veteran journalist has found a new job in the meantime working for The Word Network, a religious cable TV network whose audience is primarily Black, according to USA Today. The Upside with Tavis SmileyŽ offers inspirational content.MI Applebees Officially Shuts Down After Racially Profiling CustomersFrom H&M to Applebees, corporations are learning that racism doesnt pay. On February 10, Alexis Brison wrote on Facebook that while dining at an Independence, Missouri Applebees, she and her friend were racially profiled. We were told that we were accused of eating and not paying for CHICKEN the day before (dining and dashing). We have proof that can show our whereabouts and its not even in our character to steal. After being mocked, humiliated, and embarrassed, we were asked to pay for our food, leave, and not come back.Ž Alexis caught the moment on video, which showed a condescending cop telling them they have to understand.Ž Also, a white waitress said she was almost positiveŽ the two women dined and dashed as the cop mocked one of the women who was crying. The video went viral, three Applebees employees were fired „ including the waitress „ and the location was temporarily closed. Now, the Kansas City Star is reporting the location is permanently closed. Fifty employees worked at the restaurant and some have been transferred to other locations.Lerone Bennett Jr., Former Ebony Executive Editor DiesLerone Bennett, Jr., the former executive editor of Ebony and Jet magazines, who spent decades at the iconic publications and became Black Americas unofficial historian, has passed at the age of 89. Bennett spent 40 years at Ebony and Jet when the publications were owned by the Johnson Publishing Company. With his insightful stories and passion for Black culture, he rose through the ranks of the esteemed company and became a prominent voice for Black America. Bennett turned a series of articles published in Ebony into his first book, Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America 1619-1962. The book provides a thorough examination of the history of Black Americans, earned Bennett a reputation as an important historian on the Black experience. He went on to write eight books, many of which documented the historic events and people that shaped Black Americans. Bennett is among dozens of Black journalists listed in the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Black Journalists. In his illustrious career, he received numerous awards and served as advisor and consultant to several national organizations and commissions, including the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Bennetts articles, short stories and poems have been translated into five languages. Win $150 in Our Annual Subscriber ContestPage 11 Local philanthropist and community activist, LaShonda Holloway recently took inspiration in her own hands to treat an entire theater of school children to a screening of Black Panther Students from Rutledge Pearson Elementary enjoyed treats and the blockbuster film accompanied by volunteers and chaperones in their African attire. Shown above enjoying the screening are Adrian Miller Stewart, atalie McGriff and LaShonda Holloway. Community Advocate Treats School Children to Black Panther Screening The Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held its 10th Annual MLK Oratorical Competition last weekend at Westside High School. Seven high school students from across Duval County participated in the competition. This year, the topic of their speeches was: 50 Years After the Death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Where Do We Go From Here?Ž All contestants received certificates and recognition for a job well done. In addition, there were four scholarship winners: George A. Pratt of Paxon H.S. ($1,500), Joshua Brown of Oakleaf H.S. ($1,000), Miles Sams of Episcopal H.S. ($1,000) and Jaylan Chambers of Sandalwood H.S. ($500). First place winner George Pratt is no stranger to the microphone. The noted teen phenom now in his junior year is also a young preacher. He intends to use his talents for a career in law with plans to attend Morehouse in the fall of 2019. Shown above are proud parents Marsha Pratt with first place oratorical contest winner George jr. and dad George Pratt, Sr. Alphas Laud Oratorical Excellence in Annnual Scholarship Competion African American Coaches Honor Citys Sports Legacy and Local IconsThe African American Coaches and Games Officials Association (AACGOAA), established to ensure the perseverance of Black Athletes and cultural achievement of Blacks in Duval County, held their annual awards presentation to celebrate local icons. Shown is Athlete AwardŽ winner and former FAMU football player Jerome Elps, II, with emcee Ed Hall. Continued on page 3 PM Experience Photo Those Who Do othing on Gun Control Fail Our Children by J. Jackson The United States is failing in what surely is the first duty of government „ protecting our children from threats that they cannot deal with themselves. Voters and politicians are failing our children. After 17 students and teachers were killed and a dozen wounded on Valentines Day by an unbalanced 19-year-old firing an AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the students vowed no more as they buried their friends. Young organizers are reaching out to students across the country to enlist them in a national drive to force action on sensible gun laws. As a first step, theyve called for a national demonstration in Washington on March 24 called March for Our Lives. More demonstrations across the country will come. We want this to stop. We need this to stop. We are protecting guns more than people,Ž said Emma Gonzalez, 18, one of five core organizers, as reported in The New York Times. We are not trying to take peoples guns away; Continued on page 6 A City Mourns Vigils were held around the state this week to honor the 17 lives lost in the South Florida school shooting. Jacksonville joined in the commemorations as community members gathered Monday evening at a candlelight vigil outside Bethel Baptist Institutional Church's old sanctuary Nearly 200 people of all ages and backgrounds came together to remember the 17 victims killed at the Parkland school. On the steps of the church, speakers told the crowd it's time to advance a movement to end senseless shootings. Seven year-old Tashawn Gallon who was killed in the crossfire of a gun battle Sunday night in front of a Durkeeville home was also in the hearts and minds of those attending the vigil.

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By Will Robinson Frank Brewer, founder and CEO of Alpha Omega Global, has been named the JaxChamber Transportation and Logistic Council's Small Business Leader of the Year by bringing tech-driven efficiency to the supply chains of small businesses. "As a consultant, I get to see the good and the bad of small businesses and help them avoid the mistakes I've made in the last nine years," Brewer told the Business Journal. Brewer describes himself as a serial entrepreneur, and his entrepreneurial interests have taken him from an ad agency into the imports/exports business, and then into logistics services. His company brings a proprietary transportation management system to third-party logistics companies and warehouses to find efficiencies and revenue opportunities. "It's all about reducing cost and mitigating risks," said Brewer. "We want to make sure we streamline everything." Tech is becoming a bigger and bigger focus for 3PLs, a change driven by big data and shifting demographics. "There is a generational shift," said Brewer, noting that many familyowned logistics companies can be intimidated by technology. "The sons and daughters recognize there is a faster, easier way to do this." For Brewer's consultancy company, his technology is a differentiator and helps ensure that he can add value for his clients. Beyond technology, Brewer has also invested in physical assets that can help facilitate his clients' needs. One such asset is a 22,000-square-foot warehouse that came on-line Jan. 1. Alpha Omega first came into the warehousing business after it helped a client store containers after Hurricane Irma damaged the client's warehouse. "It evolved into a business," said Brewer, a common refrain for the entrepreneur whose business has repeatedly pivoted since its founding in 2008. Brewer expects the company to invest in other assets suited to clients' needs over the next few years. However, now is a particularly good time to own warehousing space in Jacksonville, Brewer noted, because available space is tight. Even tighter warehousing space in Savannah will likely increase demand for space in Jacksonville, Brewer said. "Savannah is selling out space before they even build it," he said. Brewer has high hopes for the Alpha Omega in 2018. The company plans to expand its international presence this year, especially in India, Europe and the Caribbean, and to increase its number of government contracts, Brewer said. Over the next few months, Brewer hopes to be the liaison for about 45 local companies interested in work in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria last fall. Page 2 Ms. Perrys Free Press February 22 28, 2018 Lessons from a Jacksonville Logistics Leader Using Technology to Streamline Small Businesses Financing retirement with debt can be a big mistake! You cant win with money by going into debt„especially when youre older. Reverse mortgages, or Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), are available to homeowners who are at least 62 years old. The loan taps your homes equity, and the bank gives you the money either as a lump sum, a line of credit, or a monthly draw. You still pay for property taxes, insurance and the costs of maintaining the home. The lender can foreclose if you dont. Also, because interest accrues over the life of the loan, your debt can ultimately exceed the value of your home. You dont make monthly payments, but if you sell the house or move out for more than a year, the loan is due and the income stops. If the house is sold upon your death, proceeds go to pay the loan. Crazy Fees Fees on a reverse mortgage are expensive and can cost you 10% or more of the loan amount. Youll pay: An origination fee Standard closing costs Mortgage insurance premiums for coverage to make up the difference if your home doesnt sell for enough to pay the loan. A monthly mortgage insurance servicing fee Fees for mandatory credit counseling, which you pay whether or not you get the reverse mortgage Interest rates on a reverse mortgage are adjustable unless you take your money in a lump sum. You are also required to take a loan for the maximum amount you qualify for. The Lies Revealed The U.S. Government Accountability Office last year found dozens of misleading marketing claims about reverse mortgages in materials distributed by several large lenders. Weve already debunked the first two: Lifetime income … Income from a reverse mortgage stops if you sell your house or move. Never lose your home … You can lose your home if you cant afford to pay taxes, insurance, or maintain the home. Never owe more than the value of your home … If your loan exceeds the value of your home, you or your heirs will have to make up the difference if the home isnt sold when the loan is due. False implications that a reverse mortgage is a government benefit rather than a loan … Some lenders even use government logos to convince you to buy. If you or anyone you know is considering a reverse mortgage experts suggest you stop and take a good hard look atyour finances. If money is short, cut back on your lifestyle. Sell your house and get something more affordable to free up money for your needs.The Ugly Truth About Reverse Mortgages The name Rae Carruth will always be synonymous for one of the most egregious crimes an athlete has ever been involved in. In 1999, the then-Carolina Panthers wide receiver plotted the murder of his on-and-off girlfriend, Cherica Adams, who was eight months pregnant with his child when she was shot dead by one of his associates because Carruth reportedly didn't want to pay child support. Carruth, now 43, was found guilty of conspiring to murder Adams and sentenced to nearly 19 years in prison in 2000, with his release slated for October 22, 2018. In about eight months, the former wide receiver is slated to be released from a minimum security prison after serving 17 years for conspiring to murder his pregnant girlfriend. Carruth apparently wants to put that all in the past.He has reached out to his now 18-year-old son Chancellor Lee Adams, who was an infant at the time of his sentencing. Now, not only does Carruth want contact with his son, he wants custody of him. WBTV, reported that Carruth had sent a 15-page handwritten letter to Cherica (his ex girlfriend, Chancellors mother, and the woman he conspired to murder)s mother, Saundra Adams. He expressed his interest in gaining custody of his son and told the station why. A feature story by the Charlotte Observer points out that Chancellor still suffers from cerebral palsy and permanent brain damage due to his premature, traumatic emergency birth. "I'm apologizing for the loss of her daughter. I'm apologizing for the impairment of my son," he said. "I feel responsible for everything that happened. And I just want her to know that truly I am sorry for everything." Saundra has been raising Chancellor since his birth and says she has no plans of relinquishing custody of Chancellor. "I've forgiven Rae already, but to have any type of relationship with him, there does have to be some repentance," she told the Charlotte Observer. "And I think this opens the door. But I can say definitively he's not ever going to have custody of Chancellor.Ž Adams says shes going to raise Chancellor until her death and after hell be raised "by someone else who loves him and who knows him."Rae Carruth is Seeking Custody of His 18-Year-Old Son After Serving Time for Killing the Man's MotherFrank BrewerFBI to ame Baltimore Americas Deadliest CityAn early review of the FBIs crime report names Baltimore as the deadliest city in America. Baltimores highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 earned it the title of deadliest city, according to USA Today. And although the full FBI report wont be available until later in the year, the city had more homicides than considerably larger cities. USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nations 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to the report. Baltimore also had more homicides last year than New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Only Chicago had more. Police distrust is a major issue for residents still reeling from the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody and a recent corruption trial that could call into question thousands of convictions. What initially began as hundreds of court cases being compromised by the Gun Trace Task Force, has now increased to thousands according to Baltimores State Attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby. Currently eight city officers have been brought up on charges of racketeering for using their badges to rob citizens. Two of these detectives were convicted just this week. Although allegations stem from 2015, some officers have come forward to report that the crimes have been going on since 2008. u t i s i V 2 l l a c r o f e n y a w d e t i n u -1. -1 2 n e s al re / g r o l f e s n Chancellor and his grandmother Saundra

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Members of the chapters spent two days engaging and lobbying legislators for causes near and dear to the chapters programming focus. Their topic agenda included human trafficking, gun control, HBCUsupport and fair housing. Shown above in attendance are (LR) Chapter President Pamela Prier, Southern Area Director Anne Herriott of Miami,FL, Melissa Adams, State Sen. Audrey Gibson, Jannet Walker Ford and Lisa Van Moore. Bold City Links Engage Lawmakers at AnnualDay at the Capitol Orange Park School That Integrated in 19th Century Gets Historical MarkerOrange Park Junior High Students help reveal the marker Orange Park, Fla. While many city and county offices were closed for Presidents Day, the Orange Park Town Hall was packed for a history lesson to honor a school that was racially progressive way before its time. The ceremony commemorated the Orange Park Normal and Industrial School, which stood where Town Hall sits now. The school opened in 1891 and was the only place in Florida where black and white students were taught in the same classroom. It was also known for training black teachers. This week parents, students and teachers of all races and backgrounds came together for the special presentation. The crowd cheered in remembrance of the school's push for integration, which was illegal at the time. The principal and at least five teachers were arrested and the school eventually closed its doors in 1913 -not long after the KKK burned down the chapel. A piece of the original Normal and Industrial School that was dug up while they were constructing the Town Hall will remain on display in the lobby. Mayor Honors Raines High School Football Champs with Proclamation Following a near-perfect football season, the William M. Raines High School football team has been honored with a proclamation by Mayor Lenny Curry for their state championship win. The Vikings defeated Cocoa High School 13-10 in the FHSAA Class 4A state championship in Orlando late last year. They are the first Duval County public school football team to win a championship since 1997 when they won the last time. Their latest win brings their championship total to two state championships, remaining the only school in the city to hold the title. Raines has remained a football power house throughout its 53-year history that spans the test of time and excellence. Most recently, Brian Dawkins became the first former Raines High School player to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dawkins, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos, is a 1992 graduate of the school. Dawkins is not the only one receiving accolades. Former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Harold Carmichael, a 1967 Raines graduate who played in the NFL for 14 seasons, was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame. Continued from front page The idea for the organization was the brainchild of local coaches Earl Kitchings, Dr. Jimmie Johnson, Dr. Alvin White and others. The coaches and game officials would meet informally on the second Friday of each month to eat breakfast and enjoy fellowship. The discussion would often include topics such as the great coaches in the district and teams and players who have helped to make Jacksonville a recruitment hub for the NFL and NBA sports arenas. According to William Hines, AACGOAA past president and Ribault Middle Schools first African American Athletic director, the coaches were a tightly knit group who gave much of their time and talent to mentoring their students.Ž To celebrate the achievements and accolades of the AACGOAA, the 8th annual awards banquet was held to honor the many contributors that helped shape the Duval County school district and the students that were mentored by the officials. Over 200 family and friends attended the event at the Legends Center. Guests enjoyed dinner and reminisced on their sports programs success throughout the years. Other honorees included: (Athletes) Eugene Glover, Jeptha JeffŽ Jackson, Thornton Chandler; (Coaches) Alfred Austin, Evelyn Hopkins, Donnell Butler, John Matthew, Donnell Butler, Evelyn Hopkins, Alfred Austin, Robert L. Lucas and Alpha Hay; (Recreation) Willie E. Carley. African American Coaches Honor Area Icons and Local Sports Legacy

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So long as you have a society with a lot of gunsand America has more guns per capita than any other county in the worldchildren will be at risk of being shot. The questions are how much risk, and what, if anything, is being done to minimize it?Ž These are the words of Gary Younge in his book, Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Live.Ž The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms. It was ratified in December 1791, and the amendment says, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.Ž But there is a fine line between infringing on a citizens right to bear armsŽ and attempting to fight the battle against gun violence. There will be Americans that say the government should stay out of our lives and let people own as many guns as they want … regardless of their background and mental aptitude. I call that the Wild West/NRAŽ mentality. While I acknowledge that the Constitution clearly grants the right to bare arms, we still must bare arms responsibly. Why all the Second Amendment talk? Because last week, we witnessed a Valentine's Day Massacre at a Parkland, FL high school. Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 assault rifle. According to CNN, Cruz had obtained at least 10 firearms all of them rifles. The 19 year old apparently suffered from depression and other mental health issues, but never received help for his illnesses. There are a ton of questions floating around like how someone who had been clinically diagnosed for mental illness was able to buy so many guns? The bottom line is simple there have been too many deaths, too many mass murders, and too many black market gun sales. And clearly too many mentally unstable people getting their hands on high capacity guns and ammunition. Enough is enough, and while I dont know all of the answers, as a responsible nation we must start somewhere. We are past the time to put politics aside. Congress and the President need to figure out a way to curb gun violence regardless of what the NRA says or how much they contribute to campaigns. President Trump likes to talk about Muslim terrorists, but over the past few years we have seen a rise in domestic extremists. Think about all the recent acts of terrorism … from the Vegas murders to shooting up movie theaters and elementary schools to the Charleston, SC church murders and even the Planned Parenthood attacks … assault weapons were involved. And I cant stress enough that domestic terrorism and is just as big of a threat as foreign terrorists. I continue to be dumbfounded at how the NRA continues to win the battle over gun control. And let me say this again … I agree and support the fact that every American citizen has a constitutional right to bear arms. But bearing arms doesnt mean that John Q Citizen should have access to the same assault rifles that our military men and women use. Even if you are an avid outdoorsman … do you really need an assault rifle and large capacity magazine to go hunting? I have never hunted so I am really not a subject matter expert., however it seems like it would be more sport to use a traditional rifle versus shooting Bambie like 30 times with a machine gun. Im just saying. Here are some facts that just cant be voided. That overused myth from the NRA and gun lovers that Guns dont kill people … people kill people,Ž is absurd. According federal crime data, the states with the highest gun ownership rates have a gun murder rate 114 percent higher than those with the lowest gun ownership rates. Studies also show that gun death rates tend to be higher in states with higher rates of gun ownership. Gun death rates are generally lower in states with restrictions such as assaultweapons bans or safe-storage requirements. I find it so interesting that so many conservatives have two outrageously flawed notions about terrorism and guns. First notion … if more people have guns, the safer we are as a country. Ummmmƒ. No! The Florida couple who took in Nikolas Cruz knew the depressed 19-yearold owned multiple guns, but say that they felt safe knowing the weapons were under lock and key. Second notion … the real terrorists are Muslims and maybe Mexicans (thats why we need to build a wall). Funny thing though, I have never heard of a Mexican terrorist. However, American white men have committed a vast majority of the terrorist attacks in this country over the past 20 or so years. Theres also a notion that good guys with guns can stop the bad guys who are committing these mass shootings. Hmmmƒ does anyone actually have evidence proving this notion? Let me answer that for you … No! Good guys with guns might help a situation if properly trained, but they could also make the situation worse. There has to be a compromise on gun control legislation. Guns and the NRA are winning and its time to change the narrative. Signing off from Washington DC, Reggie Fullwood byDr.E. Faye Williams We woke up the morning after the Douglas High School tragedy hearing that 95 percent of the American people support stronger background checks before one can buy guns. That sounds like a no brainer because only 4 percent of the people oppose these checks. That leads one to believe that most of the Senators and Representatives represent somebody other than the 95% who elected them! As the day went by, Senator Marco Rubio said, We need to wait for all the facts to come in.Ž Seventeen innocent people have just been murdered by a 19-yearold White male terrorist with a gun that shouldve been regulated. My best friend, the late Dick Gregory who was one of the smartest, most perceptive men Ive ever known, said long ago, This thing (meaning the destruction of our nation) may be too far gone to turn around.Ž These insane gun lovers seem to think they need all kinds of military style weapons to shoot rabbits and other poor little animals. I dont get it. They yell Second Amendment rights„no matter what the cost is. Theyre the same ones who call themselves right to lifers. Theyre willing to cause the greatest risk to our childrens lives in order to own any gun, while innocent people continue to be mowed down all too frequently. Imagine how many parents got up the morning after the Florida school massacre and how they felt sending their babies to school„to a place where no children are safe these days. I wonder how parents explained why their children had to go to such a scary place. Did they say, You have to go because 4%s of the people have more rights than you have, so we cant keep guns out of your school?Ž Women have marched and resisted since they realized what a mistake they made in voting for #45. Isnt it time we take unified action for our children? Every time we hear of a tragedy like the one in Parkland, we get all riled up for a few days, and except for the parents who are directly affected, we move on to something else without resolving the last crisis. I see the mothers of Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and the babies at Sandy Hook and others who are still grieving over the loss of their children; they spend every day of their lives trying to prevent people who shouldnt have guns in the first place from getting them so easily. These murderers get them from gun shows, the Internet and from crooks on the street with no background check. More of us need to be helping to get stronger laws passed. Lets expose the enablers who represent the 4% and vote them out of office. We know who those lawmakers are who are currently on a tear down every safety measure pathŽ and telling us now is not the time to discuss guns. Lets assure these families that well stand with them in every election. Lets begin making sensible gun control an issue before giving up our vote in the next election. But for the grace of God, these horrible murders could be someone we know and love. We have an obligation to send people like Charles Grassley, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan home soon. They so easily blame all gun tragedies on mental health when they know perfectly well, they haves no intention of putting more funds into legitimate mental health issues. Lets elect more people like Senator Chris Murphy who said these tragedies are a consequence of our inaction. Let us not be the ones who are guilty of inaction. The National Rifle Association doesnt stand a chance against the people united on this important issue. (Dr. E. Faye Williams is National President of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. www.nationalcongressbw.org. 202/678-6788.) Black Panther is the Superhero … and Heroines … We DeserveThe film serves as a breath of fresh intellectual air, especially amid todays sociopolitical climate. It is the power of representation in its best form. It is empowerment on a higher level. It is inspiration to a different degree. It is black excellence exemplified that will leave audiences yearning to inhabit Wakanda forever.Ž Film critic Tonja Renee Stidhum As long as there have been movies, there have been movie heroes. From Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckling heroes like Zorro and Robin Hood in the 1920s, to Luke Skywalker in the 1970s to Harry Potter in the 2000s, the movies have always provided inspiration and role models for young people and a source for fantasy and imagination. Most of these figures, as one might expect, have been white and male. That is why the blockbuster superhero film Black Panther, which opened this week, is such a significant milestone. Few films have been more joyously anticipated, with advance ticket sales breaking records. The character, created for Marvel Comics by Stan Lee in 1966, already had generations of fans. Its A-list cast and crew include a number of Academy Award and Golden Globe winners and nominees. Setting aside its cultural impact, Black Panther has been hailed as one of the best-acted, best-directed, best-created superhero movies of all time. But let us not set aside its cultural impact. Representation of women and people of color in film also has been an issue as long as there have been films. Actor and playwright Dylan Marron a few years ago introduced a web series entitled Every Single Word,Ž which highlights the shockingly small amount of dialogue spoken by actors of color in mainstream films. The entire Harry Potter series … more than 1,200 minutes of film … includes precisely 5 minutes and 40 seconds of what Marron calls POC talk time.Ž In 2015 and 2016, we took the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to task for the woeful lack of diversity among Oscar nominees. Too often, even when women and people of color do have significant roles in film, negative stereotypes are reinforced. The Bechdel Test, named for cartoonist Allison Bechdel who popularized it, determines whether a work of fiction features at least two women characters who speak to each other about something other than a man. Only half of all films pass this test. Screenwriter and novelist Nikesh Shukla proposed the Shukla Test, which determines "two ethnic minorities talk to each other for more than five minutes about something other than race," and New York Times critic Manola Dargis devised a variation, the DuVernay test -named for African-American film director Ava DuVernay -asks whether "African-Americans and other minorities have fully realized lives rather than serve as scenery in white stories.Ž Black Panther doesnt just pass these tests, it shatters the very precepts on which they rest. The significance of a powerful, intelligent, wealthy and resourceful Black hero cannot be overstated. The women of Wakanda, Black Panthers fictional African kingdom, are the true force behind the throne, and are as complex, varied and layered as white male characters usually are given the freedom to be. When the first Black actress to win an Academy Award, Hattie McDaniel, faced criticism in the 1940s for accepting roles that reinforced negative stereotypes, she retorted, "Why should I complain about making $700 a week playing a maid? If I didn't, I'd be making $7 a week being one." Thankfully, the world of Wakanda is light-years from the plantations where McDaniels MammyŽ character bowed and scraped to Scarlett OHara. Im thankful that our children have the opportunity to see themselves on screen as kings and queens, warriors, scientists, artists and most importantly, the heroes of their own stories. Marc Morial is president and CEO of the ational Urban League. 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Hughes The University of North Florida will present advocate and activist Dorothy Pitman Hughes as the keynote speaker for the Womens History Month Luncheon at noon Wednesday, March 14, in the Student Union. This years national theme for Womens History Month is Nevertheless She Persisted.Ž Pitman Hughes, who gave voice to the reality that issues of race and gender are inseparable in the fight for civil rights, will be discussing her personal journey. In the early 70s, she teamed up with Gloria Steinem, and the duo inspired women throughout the U.S. to shed their fears of economic, social and political self empowerment and to exercise their right to self determination. Pitman Hughes and Steinem fought tirelessly to knock down barriers of sexism, racism and classism, working to unify and strengthen the womens movement through community organizing and job creation. She co-founded New York Citys Agency for Child Development, the forerunner to one of the agencies that now provides care for over 250,000 children daily and employs thousands of workers. She organized the first shelter for battered women in New York City and was one of the original founders of the Womens Action Alliance. Locally, Pitman Hughes opened the Gateway Bookstore on the Northside neighborhood to bring educational resources, community outreach initiatives as well as reading and homework coaching to marginalized young people seeking mentorship and advocacy. She has continued to work with Steinem and other Jacksonville activists to address poverty with the creation of community gardens. She is the author of Wake Up and Smell the DollarsŽ and Im Just SayingƒIt Looks Like Ethnic Cleansing (The Gentrification of Harlem).Ž She also wrote a chapter in When We Were Free to Be,Ž a collection of essays documenting the rise of non sexist childrens culture during the 70s. She recently released a collaborative work written with J.R. Schuman, titled Aint I a Woman Too?,Ž which offers readers a unique and personal insight into her life and work. A biography, With Her Fist Raised,Ž is expected to be published early next year. Following the luncheon, there will be a book signing and a Q&A session. Tickets for the Womens History Month Luncheon can be purchased here or at the UNF Ticket Box Office, Building 8, Room 1100. For more information contact, Joanna at (904) 620-5515. February 22 28, 2018 Ms. Perrys Free Press Page 5 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 Floridas brightest the opportunity to achieve their dreams and ultimately boost the states economy, all while funding the next generation of students. Your ticket is their ticket Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Activist Dorothy Pittman Hughes to Headline UF Womens History Luncheon Standing Top Back Row Amicae's Cynthia Chapman, Essie Love, Gloria Duncan (Amicae President), Erica Artis, Marva Knight, Lavern Alston (Amicae VP), Soror Dr. Victoria Bryant-Riggins (Area 2 Coordinator), Soror Roslyn M. Hannibal-Brooker, Chair Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, National Educational Foundation, Inc., (Soror) Herlena Washington, President of Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter, Jax, FL, Sponsor. Seated First Row Amicae's Annie Smith, Ruby Myers (Amicae Asst Treasure), Edwina Maxwell and Anita Saunders.Zetas Welcome ew Amicae As early as 1940, graduate chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated began to realize the importance of the prestige, good will and cooperation of women who, for various reasons, were not members of any Greek-letter organization. Under the administration of Soror Lullelia Harrison, the first Amicae chapter was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1947 making Zeta the first sorority in the National Pan-Hellenic Council to organize an auxiliary group. Zeta Amicae are women who do not have a college degree, but have an interest in assisting local chapters with activities. Currently there are over 175 Zeta Amicae groups affiliated through various Zeta chapters throughout the country. Last week family and friends attended the Beta Alpha Zeta (BAZ) chapters Amicae new member ceremony and reception held at the sorority house located on Moncrief Rd. The Amicaes stand on Friendship, Service, Finer Womanhood, and SisterhoodŽ. The Auxiliary guest speakers included Soror Roslyn M. HannibalBrooker, Chair Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, National Educational Foundation, Inc., and Soror Dr. Victoria Bryant-Riggins, Area 2 Coordinator, who gave remarks and shared national initiatives and the sororitys journey to their 2020 centennial celebration. The ceremony and reception is an opportunity to meet and greet the Amciaes and encourage the ladies to continue doing the business of Zeta,Ž said BAZ President Herlena Washington. Senior Software Systems Engineer The emours Foundation seeks Senior Software Systems Engineer in Jacksonville, FL. Reqs: Bachelor in CS, Comp Eng, or closely related field (or for equiv) & 5 yrs exp in Javabased web app dev w/in a healthcare environment. At least 1 yr exp must include dev apps w/in mobile & responsive web op sys (IOS, Android, etc). Must be on call 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Email resumes to kathy.waite@nemours.com. Black Americans Comprise More Than 40 Percent of the Homeless Population Although blacks comprise 12.5 percent of the nations population, they are overrepresented among the nations homeless as housing prices increase and because fewer units of affordable housing are being built. These two factors are compounded by existing housing discrimination and the black unemployment rate, which remains the highest. This constellation of factors often results in blacks sleeping in the streets or in homeless shelters. Last year, the United States homeless population was 553,742. Of this number, 224,937 were homeless black men and black women, accounting for 40.6 percent of the total homeless population, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The white homeless population was 260,797, accounting for 47.1 percent of the total homeless population. Among the homeless, men outnumber women. In 2017, 335,038, or 60.5 percent of the homeless population were men compared with 215, 709 or 39.0 percent women, according to HUDs 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. Homeless people of color are especially vulnerable to the effects of biased policing because living in public spaces creates opportunities for police intervention. Dr. Moser Jones wants policymakers to study long-ignored connections between structural racial discrimination against African Americans and other black persons. Black persons general elevated risk for becoming homeless as a result of long-standing discrimination and other factors have depleted black communities resources,Ž wrote Jones an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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First Corinth Black History Month Prayer BreakfastThe First Corinth Missionary Baptist Church will present a Black History Month Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, February 24th at 8 a.m. in the Fellowship Annex located at 6119 Bagley Rd. Guest speaker is Reverend Darien K. Bolden Sr. of First Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach. First Corinth Missionary Baptist Church is under the leadership of Pastor Christopher Gage, Sr. For tickets call (904) 699-5822. Page 6 Ms. Perrys Free Press February 22 28, 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 Miracle at MiddayŽ 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 Don’t Squander God’s Gift of Time by James Washington As I get older I have become even more fascinated with the concept of time. Biblically, Ive always found time as it is talked about in the Bible to be an awesome concept if we can just grasp it and apply time and its value to our own lives. I mean, really, what is time and what are the consequences of actively experiencing time? At its simplest, for human beings, time is the reality we experience between life and death. Ones consciousness is the sum total of time spent in the body you now inhabit. We neither control when we are born, nor when we die, unless one chooses to commit suicide. But to a certain degree we do have some control over how we spend our time. There is no question that the older you get the more value you place on time and the less value you put on things. Spending time wisely becomes much more than just a phrase used explain how actually does fly by when youre not paying attention. Quality time in the big picture begins to take on monumental proportions when considered against the back drop realizing time is the most important commodity any of us really has. Scripture teaches us the god is the progenitor of time. I am the Alpha and the Omega who is, and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.Ž „ Revelations 1:8. Did you ever think about Christ as being the epicenter of how we measure human existence, time? You have B.C., or before Christ, and then A.D., or anno Domin. The human embodiment of God is also modern mans calendar reference. Now scripture also tells us that the best use of our time should be spent searching for, finding and then honoring the Almighty by trying to mirror the life and values put forth by His son Jesus Christ. Now if anything that Im saying has any merit, then wasting time must be viewed as one big unacceptable sin; one in which the devil takes great pleasure in having you indulge. Do nothing with your time and hes a very happy fella. I have come to believe that the mystery of life is easily solved by using and spending Gods most precious yet fleeting gift wisely. Thats probably why unconditional love is so rare.What really are your most valuable memories. Ill bet you they involve an appreciation for time spent in the presence of a lost loved one, a partner of extraordinary understanding of you, a now deceased parent or, being around people you love or who indeed loved you. That time becomes more precious as you age and understand the great gift of simple time. I guess it all boils down to, if you really put time into perspective, God, family and everything else. Time is not money, but, like money time should not be squandered. It should be nurtured, invested, sown and reaped. If you waste money, bankruptcy is the end result. If you waste a life of time of time it is even more devastating because basically, youve bankrupt the whole point of living. May God bless and keep you always. 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 ALCAM AwardsAttend the 2nd annual Ava and Lavern Community Action Motivators (ALCAM) Awards presentation celebrating the theme: Walking Out on Gods Word Friday, March 30th at 7 p.m. Location is Greater Hill Temple Faith United Church of the Living God, Inc. located at 825 W. Monroe St. Featuring Prophetess April Washington, Latasha Platt, Ben Frazier, Darryl Reuben Hall, The Finley Sisters and Dr. Verna Bradshaw. For more info contact Dr. Hill at (904) 945-0056.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. Those Who Do othing on Gun Control Fail Our Children Continued from front we are trying to make sure we have gun safety.Ž Gonzalez, a student at the Florida school, invited politicians from any party to join, but she warned: We dont want anybody who is funded by the NRA. We want people who are going to be on the right side of history.Ž In a stunning opinion piece in The New York Times, Christine Yared, 15, a freshman at the school who huddled in a closet when the shooting broke out, wrote that her parents settled in Parkland because the school had a stellar reputation and because we thought that it was a safe place to live.Ž She called on people to work together beyond political parties to make sure this never happens again.Ž She argued sensibly: If a person is not old enough to be able to rent a car or buy a beer, then he should not be able to legally purchase a weapon of mass destruction. This could have been prevented. If the killer had been properly treated for his mental illness, maybe this would not have happened. If there were proper background checks, then those who should not have guns would not have them.Ž A recent study using data from the World Health Organization and the global Human Mortality Database, found that America is now the most dangerous of wealthy nations for a child to be born into.Ž Higher infant mortality „ high particularly among the poor in states that refused to expand Medicaid „ accounts for some of that. Gun violence accounts for much of it. The U.S. suffers 21,000 excess deathsŽ „ deaths above the average „ for children under 19 every year. As one writer noted, think of that as three Sandy Hook or three Stoneman Douglas shootings a day, every day of every year. We have failed our children. Since 2016, at least 17 children 11 months to 17 years old have been sent killed as the result of the gun violence in Jacksonville, Florida. The shooting happened just down the street from a school and only two miles away of City Hall. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Tashawn Gallon was playing in the front yard of a home on Mount Herman Street when an SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire. Police said multiple people in the yard fired back. In the past two weeks, an 11-yearold, a 13-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old all survived being hit by gunfire in three separate incidents across the city. Yet, President Donald Trump responded to the latest school shooting with prayers and condolences,Ž never mentioning the word gun. After he was elected, he went to the National Rifle Association convention. The NRA spent millions in support of his election. You came through for me,Ž he pledged, I will come through for you.Ž There is no more brazen statement of the corruption of our politics. Since 1968, America has lost more lives to gun violence than we have in all the wars of our nations history from the Revolutionary War forward. Our leaders are failing in their duty to protect our children. The NRA and the gun lobby reward politicians who block sensible reforms, and punish those who promote them. A majority of Americans support sensible gun laws. Yet no progress is made. Politicians fear that they will risk their seats if they oppose the gun lobby. They choose their own political career over the duty to protect our children. After each mass shooting, there is outrage and tears, but no action. Perhaps the young organizers from Parkland can break through. They can reach millions of their peers through social media. Their passion is clear. It is not partisan, not liberal or conservative, but moral. At 18, they can register and vote in large numbers. Even now, they can organize marches and demonstrations, do research that exposes who is on the take and who is in the pocket of the gun lobby, run registration and voter education drives. Our leaders have failed our children. Our parties wont do the hard work needed. The news media will soon turn to new outrages and new stories. Our children are at risk. Now they are calling all of us into account. Maybe they have the grit and the moral clarity to break through the icy indifference of those who claim to lead us. Christine Yared wrote: We need to expose the truth about gun violence and the corruption around guns. Please. If you have any heart, or care about anyone or anything, you need to be an advocate for change. Dont let any more children suffer like we have. Dont continue this cycle. This may not seem relevant to you. But next time it could be your family, your friends, your neighbors. Next time, it could be you.Ž She and her classmates have witnessed the unbearable. Let us heed their call. The Men of St. Simon Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend William Randall presents, Historical Men of the Bible from AfricaŽ on Friday, February 23rd, at 7 p.m. at St. Simon Baptist Church. On April 27-29, Rev. Randall will present the gospel message to the Middle Florida and Clay County Baptist Union conference at New Trinity Missionary Baptist Church located at 1216 Spruce Street in Green Cove Springs, FL. The agenda includes the Joint Opening Session worship service and fellowship, youth program and reports from the Progressive Missionary and Educational Baptist State Convention. The public is invited to attend all worship services and programs. For more info contact Sister C. Perry at (904) 403-7907. Each Sunday, throughout the month of February, St. Simon Baptist Church will celebrate Black History. Surrounding communities are all welcome to join in the celebration of St. Simons proud heritage by the wearing their African heritage attire. They are also continuing the celebration of their church and pastors 27th anniversary throughout the month. The church is located at located at 1331 Miller St., Orange Park, Florida. 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Made 34 points in wins over both MSU in OT allied T Ta B-CU G, ., YERS OF THE WEEK NA NEWCOMER ASU. in win over in win over FVSU, 22 with 6 rebounds and 3 assists team-high 27 points with 7 rebounds and 2 assists MOREHOUSE ., G, 6-1, Sr YER PLA AY Y ER S O F THE WEE K PL A AY BCSPx Clinched top seed to tournament5 LeMoyne-Owen 5 uskegee T in win over FVSU, 22 with 6 rebounds and 3 assists team-high 27 points with 7 rebounds and 2 assists Scored MOREHOUSE YERS OF THE WEEK17 10 14 20 7 13TSU. 3 assists in 72-71 loss to Led Delta Devils with 24 points with 7 rebounds and rebounds, 3 assists in 76-71 win over Prairie V MVSU ., F 6-4, Jr Dante Scott, NEWCOMERvs. Alabama A&M. blocks 4 Alabama State, 20 points and 12 boards with over with 2 blocks and rebounds 9 points, in blocks 3 and rebounds 10.5 veraged 19.5 points A SU ., F Sr 6-10, Jared Sam, YERS PLA AY YERSOFTHEWEE PLA AY BCSP Led Delta Devils with 24 points with 7 rebounds and iew rebounds, 3 assists in 76-71 win over Prairie V Got 15 points, 10 MVSU Alabama State, 20 points and 12 boards with win in steal a with 2 blocks and 19 Had wins. two veraged 19.5 points YERS OF THE WEEK over LIU-Post. 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in win in steals 4 and 5 rebounds with Scored 20 points UDC ., G, 1, Jr 5-1 Danny Shand NEWCOMER 1 points and 6 rebounds in win over Lindenwood. 1 gers with 30 points in win over Central Missouri. 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in win had NYIT to loss Scored 20 points 1 points and 6 rebounds in win over Lindenwood. 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Kentucky 72, a. State 81 V Fairmont State 94, W Kutztown 93, Cheyney 59 INDEPENDENTS f 71 Arkansas-Pine Bluf iew 76, Prairie V A&M 60 Alabama Alcorn State 80, Grambling State 71, Jackson State 64 Alabama State 67 Southern 71, alley State 71 exas Southern 72, Miss. V T Te AC SW WA Lane 70, LeMoyne-Owen 57 alley State 63 Atlanta 70, Fort V Clark uskegee 73 T Central State 74, Albany State 63 Morehouse 76, NEWCOMER 13 vs. WSSU with 5 assists. Had 20 pts. vs. ECSU, FSU ., G, Sr reona Jones B Y E R P L A AY YERS OF THE WEEK P L A AY CIAA1 Livingstone 2 Shaw 2 s Augustine Saint 5 Johnson C. Smith 6 State Winston-Salem 8 State FayettevilleSOUTH DIVISION0 State City Elizabeth 3 State Bowie 4 Lincoln 5 Chowan 5 irginia State Valley State 65 Atlanta 83, Fort V uskegee 66 T Central State 72, Kentucky State 74, Miles 70 SIAC Norfolk State 83, Savannah State 51 Hampton 60, SC State 42 Bethune-Cookman 75, Coppin State 63 91, Howard 53 Md.-E. Shore 80, NC Central 69 A&M 73, Delaware State 65 MEAC-Salem State 58 Fayetteville State 61, W VIrginia State 60, Elizabeth City State 58 J. C. Smith 84, Livingstone 58 Bowie State 71, Chowan 62 irginia Union 85, Lincoln 78CIAA ., FEB. 17 exas Southern 69 T Te f 71, Had 20 pts. vs. ECSU, 18 6 13 1 7 20 6 1 1 3 6 17 6 1 1 3 6 9 16 6 8 3 1 1 12 7 7 2 9 14 5 9 0 17 9 12 2 8 8 15 6 8 5 9 15 5 9 4 6 18 4 10 3 3 21 3 1 1 319 in win over MSU. points in two wins. Had 27 points in win over CSU, B-CU ., G, 5-8, Jr ngel Golden, A YER PLA AY YERS OF THE WEEK MEAC PLA AY 1 State Savannah 3 A&M Florida 4 SC State 4 State Delaware 5 North Carolina Central 5 State Coppin 6 Howard 6 Md. E. Shore 7 Morgan State 9 State Norfolk 10 Hampton 12 A&T Carolina North points in two wins. Had 27 points in win over CSU, veraged 23.0 A B-CU YERS OF THE WEEK21 4 12 20 6 9 16 9 9 21 5 8 19 7 8 20 6 9 16 10 7 17 9 8 12 14 6 9 16 4 13 14 4 8 17 1BANY AL F ., Jr 6-0, oster esha F Ei YER PLA AY YERSOFTHEWEEK PLA AY BCSPx Clinched top seed to tournament5 uskegee T 5 Lane 5 Miles 8 State Kentucky 1 1 LeMoyne-Owen 13 Hill Spring x15 State Central xWEST DIVISION0 Paine 4 State alley V Va Fort 9 Benedict 12 State Albany hrew T E T A AT ST TA BANY YERS OF THE WEEK20 6 13 20 5 12 18 8 12 17 9 10 10 15 7 6 20 3 5 21 3 23 1 17 22 4 13 16 9 8 1 1 16 5assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. over win in s FT Ts 23 of 22 canning in Threw wins. two in ppg., 31.0 PV A&M G, ., Jr 5-7, Dobbins, Shala YER PLA AY Y ER S O F THE WEEK PL A AY 2 alley State Mississippi V 4 f Arkansas PineBluf ff 5 Alabama A&M 6 Alabama State 7 Alcorn State 7 Jackson State 9 iew A&M V Prairie 10 Grambling State 10 e x as Sout h e r n T Te 12 Southern Added 22 points assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. 6 had Also UAPB. over including points 40 veraged A PV A&M 25 2 13 19 6 1 1 15 10 9 17 8 8 15 1 1 8 1 1 12 7 14 1 1 5 12 13 4 10 15 4 1 1 13 3CHEYNEY ., G, 5-6, Sr T loss to Shepherd. Fairmont State, 13 points, 2 assists and 2 steals in Had 24 points, 7 assists and 5 steals in win over G, 5-6, Sr Aurreshae Hines, in win over E. Kentucky in loss to Morehead State, 19 points, 10 rebounds Had 20 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals double of 19.5 points and 13 rebounds in two games. A TE A AT ST TA TENN. ooten W ia T YER PLA AY YERS OF THE WEEK PLA AY 3 Lincoln (Mo.) 4 UDC 5 Cheyney 6 ennesseeState T Te Had team high CHEYNEY Fairmont State, 13 points, 2 assists and 2 steals in Had 24 points, 7 assists and 5 steals in win over TE A AT A ST TA V VA W in loss to Morehead State, 19 points, 10 rebounds Had 20 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals double of 19.5 points and 13 rebounds in two games. doubleveraged A22 3 23 4 21 5 19 6 ommunications Inc. V C A Z EE Z Norfolk State 85, Savannah State 77 Hampton 79, SC State 66 Bethune-Cookman 89, Coppin State 85 83, Howard 69 A&T NC NC Central 77, Md.-E. Shore 49 A&M 66, Delaware State 63 Florida MEACWinston-Salem St. 67, Fayetteville State 64 VIrginia State 75, Elizabeth City State 63 Livingstone 80, J. C. Smith 79 Augustine's 52 Shaw 55, St. Chowan 86, Bowie State 83 irginia Union 79, Lincoln 54 V No. 3 0 ol. XXIV V ommunications Inc. V 72, UDC 46 NYIT ennessee State 69, E. Kentucky 58 T a. State 77, Fairmont State 71 V W Kutztown 70, Cheyney 65 INDEPENDENTS Arkansas-Pine Bluf iew 89, Prairie V A&M 74, Alabama Grambling State 93, Jackson State 89 Alabama State 58, Southern 56 exas Southern 72 T Te SW LeMoyne-Owen 54, Lane 45 Alabama State Alcorn State @ AC SW WA Atlanta 76 Albany State 80, Clark uskegee 64 T Kentucky State 72, Spring Hill 72, LeMoyne-Owen 61 Central State 66, Miles 56 SIAC Norfolk State 63, SC State 49 NC Central 78, Howard 77 Bethune-Cookman 64, Morgan State 57 Delaware State 70, Coppin State 66 65, Md.-E. Shore 60 A&T NC win streak with two wins this week. Has team on 10-game Serena King-Coleman, FSU COACH 1 vs. Livingstone. with 6 points vs. Chowan and 1 JCSU F ., Fr Bowens LaZarea ROOKIE rebounds, 3 steals. 6 rebounds in win vs. LC. Finished week with 8 JCSU ., G, Jr Jasmine Carter 72, UDC 46 ennessee State 69, E. Kentucky 58 a. State 77, Fairmont State 71 Kutztown 70, Cheyney 65 INDEPENDENTS f 72 Arkansas-Pine Bluf Alcorn State 63 A&M 74, Grambling State 93, Jackson State 89 Alabama State 58, Southern 56 alley State 53 exas Southern 72, Miss. V AC SW WA LeMoyne-Owen 54, Lane 45 win streak with two wins this week. Has team on 10-game 1 vs. Livingstone. ppg., 8.4 veraged A 6 rebounds in win vs. LC. Finished week with 8 Had 17 points, JCSU Added 22 points. block in win over MSU. rebounds, 18 CSU, over win in 2 steals 7 rebounds, 1 block, B-CU Sr hasimee Brown C DEFENSIVE NA ROOKIE 19 in win over MSU. Added 22 points. 1 steals, 4 rebounds, 7 rebounds, 1 block, NA NEWCOMER Clark Atlanta. in 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as BANY AL F ., Jr 6-0, oster esha F Ei in 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as hrew T E T A AT ST TA BANYNA NEWCOMER in win over MVSU. assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Added 22 points assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. loss to Kutztown. Passed 1,000 points for her career assists 3 rebounds, 6 with points 20 of loss to Kutztown. Passed 1,000 points for her career in steals 2 and assists

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Mindi AbairAmerican Grammy Award nominated saxophonist, vocalist and author Mindi Abair in concert Friday, February 23, at 8 p.m. at Ritz Theatre and Museum located at 829 N Davis St. For more info visit www.ticketmaster.com.Music, Moscato and SeafoodAttend Music, Moscato and Seafood, scheduled for Friday, February 23rd at 7 p.m. Location is the Trinity Center located at 5808 Normandy Blvd. #17. For tickets and more info call (904) 866-4484.JUL 70th Anniversary GalaAttend the Jacksonville Urban League 70th Anniversary Gala, on Saturday, February 24th, 7 pm … 11 p.m., at the Jacksonville Public Main Library. The black-tie event will feature R&B singer Regina Belle, the JUL Equal Opportunity Awards and celebrate 70 years of service to the Jacksonville community. For tickets and more info visit: http://ul-jacksonville.iamempowered.com//Augusta Savage Cultural Arts FestivalOn Saturday, February 24th, from 11 a.m. … 7 p.m. attend the Augusta Savage Cultural Arts Festival in Spring Park, located at 106 St Johns Ave, Green Cove Springs, FL. The festival includes arts and cultural programming and activities. Come engage the Buffalo Soldiers, demonstration by the Fort Mose Militia, African fashion, and the musical styling of the Kenny Seabrook Jazz Quartet. For more info visit www.greencovesprings.com.Health Wellness in ewtownThe New Town Success Zone, Edward Waters College and Mayo Clinic are hosting a Wellness Rx,Ž event on Saturday, February 24th from 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. at the EWC Adam Jenkins Gym, located at 1859 Kings Road. Receive important information about blood pressure check, change, control and free groceries for attendees! For more info call (904) 470-8899. Monster Jam is Back!Saturday, February 24th, at 7 p.m. its Monster Jam featuring jaw dropping gravity defying feats and some of the most recognizable trucks in the world at Everbank Field. For tickets and more info visit www.ticketmaster.com.JCC MLK ConcertJacksonville Children's Chorus presents the 9th annual Martin Luther King "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" Concert scheduled for Saturday, February 24th a t 2 p.m. at Hendricks Avenues Baptist church, 4001 Hendricks Ave. For tickets call (904) 353-1636.ever Enough UntilŽ Entrepreneur SeminarThe Never Enough UntilŽ free entrepreneur seminar discussing business mindset, marketing and management will take place Saturday, February 24th at 9 a.m. Location address is 3130 Hartley Rd. For tickets call (678) 920-9791.Come Paint With Fresh MinistriesHelp Fresh Ministries raise money for the Fresh Future Youth Program, LifePoint Career Institute and Native Fresh Aquaponics at Painting with a TwistŽ location in San Marco Studio, located at 1525 San Marco Blvd, Saturday, February 24th, 3 p.m. 5 p.m. Invite your friends and come to have fun! For more info call the bookstore at (904) 515-5393.BRASS Wines for MusicBeaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony (BRASS) Wines for Music event is scheduled for Sunday, February 25th 6 9 p.m. at the Marsh Landing Country Club located at 25655 Marsh Landing Pkwy, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. For tickets and more info visit www.jaxsymphony.org/event/brass-wines-formusic.JAXUSA Partnership LuncheonJoin JAXUSA Partnership to celebrate three esteemed presidents of higher education. Outgoing college presidents, University of North Florida's John Delaney, former Edward Waters College's Nat Glover and Florida State College at Jacksonville's Dr. Cynthia Bioteau. It will be held on Monday, February 26th 11:30 a.m. Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel For tickets call (904) 366-6600 x 7788.BlueMedicare BasicsOn February 27th at 10 a.m. attend Florida Blues info session on Medicare Basic questions and concerns. Location is the Florida Blue office located at River City Marketplace, 13141 City Station Dr. For more info call 394-2250.Army Jazz AmbassadorsJoin the Army Jazz Ambassadors on Tuesday, February 27th 7:30 p.m. to hear the militarys finest practitioners of jazz and swing at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL. For tickets and more info visit www.thcenter.org.Toastmasters Club MeetingThe Lillian Bradley Toastmasters Club International Speech and Table Topics Contest is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27th at the Ritz Theatre located at 829 N. Davis St. Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. Toastmasters is an international public speaking organization which enhances one's communication and leadership skills. For more info contact Earl Kitchings at wekitch22@aol.com. US Army Field Band Jazz AmbassadorsThe United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will play the Thrasher-Horne Center, located at 283 College Drive, Tuesday, February, 27th at 7:30 p.m. Hear the military's finest practitioners of jazz and swing. This is a free concert! For more info www.thcenter.org.Youth Tobacco Prevention DialogueA Youth Tobacco Prevention Policy dialogue will discuss: research insights, youth tobacco trends, the tobacco 21 initiative and local-level policy solutions will take place Wednesday, February 28th at 5:30 p.m. at FCCJ Kent Campus located at 3939 Roosevelt Blvd. For more info visit www.myhealthstreet.org.The MountaintopOn the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 the night before the killing is a mystery. The Mountaintop, fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Attend the play Tuesday, February 27th, at 8 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre, 829 Davis St. For tickets and more info visit www.ritzjacksonville.com.JAX Chamber 5th Annual Poker Tournamentbestbet Jacksonville and the JAX Chamber 5th Annual Poker Tournament for an exciting night of competitive Texas Hold'em poker, cash prizes, bounties, a bubble prize, first player out and more, Thursday, March 1st at 4:30 at bestbet Jacksonville located at 201 Monument Road. For more info call (904) 646-0001.Tommy Davidson is back in concertComedian Tommy Davidsons will appear at the Comedy Zone located at 3130 Hartley Rd., March 1st 3rd at 7:30 p.m. From stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music, Davidsons reputation as an extraordinary performer and his visibility has allowed him to become a household name! For tickets and more info visit www.comedyzone.com. AIOJ Awards DinnerAtlantic Institute of Jacksonville awards dinner celebrating the nonprofit organization whose goal is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures to encourage pluralism, Thursday, March 1st, from 6.30 … 9 p.m. at the University of North Floridas Adam W. Herbert University Center, 1 UNF Dr. For tickets and more info visit www.atlanticinstitutejax.org.Bee Gees in ConcertStayin Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees will be on stage Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Thrasher -Horner Center located at 283 College Drive, Orange Park, FL. For tickets and more info visit www.thcenter.org.The IllusionistThe worlds best-selling touring magic show, The IllusionistŽ will play the Times-Union Center located at 300 Water St., March 2-3rd at 7 p.m. The show is full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder! For tickets and more info visit www.theillusionistslive.com. Junior League Whale of A SaleThe Junior League of Jacksonville (JLJ) is gearing up for its 27th Annual Whale of a Sale,Ž fundraiser scheduled for March 23rd at 8 a.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds and Expo Center located at 510 Fairground Place. For info email: whaleofasale@jljacksonville.org. World of ations CelebrationCome travel through the World of Nations Celebration and experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Grab your event passport and join the adventure at the 26th annual World of Nations Celebration, March 2-4th, 10 a.m. at Metropolitan Park located at 1410 Gator Bowl Blvd. For tickets and more info visit www.jaxhappenings.com.Jax Book FestThe 2nd annual Jax Book Fest will take place, Saturday, March 3rd 10 a.m. 3p.m. at the Main library located at 303 N. Laura St. Meet and mingle with over 100 local authors. This is a great event for book lovers, writers, educators and children! For more info visit www.jaxpubliclibrary.org.DASOA Writers FestivalDouglas Anderson School of the Arts Writers Festival will take place Saturday, March 3rd at 9 a.m. The festival provides hands-on craft-oriented workshops with professional writers and scholars for both seasoned and emerging writers. Location is DASOA located at 2445 San Diego Rd. For more info visit www.dawritersfest.com. Spirit Tasting and Cigar SamplingClub 70s Disco, Spirit Tasting and Cigar sampling will take place Saturday, March 3rd at 6 p.m. at 927 Events located at 927 W. Forsyth St. Dig out your bell bottoms, channel your inner John Travolta and come boogie the night away to benefit the nonprofit Florida Theatre. For more info visit: www.927events.com.ortheast Florida Veg FestNortheast Florida Veg Fest is happening Saturday, March 3rd, at 9 a.m. at Riverside Park at 753 Park St. The day-long event will feature various healthy and sustainable foods, cooking demonstrations, live music, informed speakers and movie screenings. For more info visit www.nfvegfest.org.JHS Mutt MarchJoin the Jacksonville Humane Society Saturday, March 3rd at 9 a.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, 2 W Independent Drive as they march to raise more than $100,000 for pets in the community! To register and for more info visit www.jaxhumane.org/muttmarch.MOO-VE IT 5KThe Cowford Chophouse 2nd annual MOO-VE IT 5K and one-mile fun run race to benefit the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center will be held Saturday, March 3rd. Run begins at Cowford Chophouse, located at 101 East Bay Street. Runners can register at 1stplacesports.com/mooveit. 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After refusing to accept a $125,000 grant from Uber due to the companys lack of racial diversity and sexual assault allegations, the non-profit organization Black Girls CODE has teamed up with rival ride-sharing app Lyft in an effort to expose more young women of color to career paths in tech, Black Enterprise reported. Black Girls CODE, which is based in San Francisco, is one of the organizations that Lyft riders will be able to donate to through the companys Round Up and Donate initiative. Since the inception of the program, Lyft has raised upwards of $4 million for various organizations that cover a wide range of different causes. Black Girls CODE specifically focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education through providing AfricanAmerican girls with tech training. According to the organizations website, it has aimed to train 1 million girls by the year 2040. Senior leaders at Lyft said cultivating a pipeline of diverse talent involves equipping youngsters from underserved and underrepresented groups with the tools needed to succeed in STEM. Our partnership with Black Girls CODE represents our longterm commitment to inclusivity with an organization who for years has done the important work of affirming and empowering young girls of color with a passion for innovation in technology,Ž Tariq Meyers, Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Lyft, said in a statement. Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant said she was proud to partner with the ride-sharing company and believes that the donations will play an integral role in helping push their mission forward. Joining Lyfts Round Up & Donate community provides everyone with the opportunity to support Black Girls CODE and our mission of making programming and technology accessible to a new generation of coders,Ž she said in a statement. Our collective donations, no matter how small, can make an impact on teen and pre-teen girls of color and ensure they receive the skills, tools, and mentorship they need to become pioneers of the next technological innovation and the architect of their very bright futures.Ž February 22 28, 2018 Ms. Perrys Free Press Page 9 The Jacksonville Free Press would love to share your event with our readers. GUIDELINES 1. All unsolicited photos require a $10 photo charge for each picture. Photos can be paid by check, money order or credit card, 2. Pictures must be brought into our office to be examined for quality or emailed in a digital format of .jpg or .bmp. 3.Everyone in the picture must be named. 4. All photos MUST be received within 5 days of the event. OEXCEPTIOS. 5. Event photos must be acconpanied by a story/event synopsis including the 5Ws of media: who, what, when, where and why. in addition to a phone number for more information.Call 634-1993 for more information! UNCF helps thousands of deserving students. But we have to turn away thousands more. So please give to the United Negro College Fund. Your donation will make a difference. Visit uncf.org or call 1-800-332-8623. Expo Provides Family Fun, Exercise, Fashion and Healthy Habits The Family Fitness, Health and Beauty Expo was held over the weekend to a crowd of citizens eager to attend the free event held at the Jacksonville Landing. The event was organized by the Downtown Business Professional Group to bring the community together in conducting health screenings, networking, vendor exhibits, Zuumba exercise demonstrations, healthy eating and a fashion show. Joining the event was Mascot Ant Diva Mo, a busy ant with a purpose. Ant Diva Mo supports school lessons and ensures that a child task is complete from start to finish helping improve organizational, life and social skills in young students. Shown with Mascot Ant Diva Mo L-R is Patrice Edwards, Michael Cobb and Regina Edwards. Jordan Davis Mom Launches Congressional Bid Lucia McBaths life changed forever in November 2012 when her son was shot and killed by a white man because of the volume of his music. The man, 45-year-old Michael Dunn, shot into a car full of teenagers ten times. Jordan Davis died on the scene. Dunn was tried and sentenced to life without parole. A grieving McBath was shocked when she got a text message from the father of Trayvon Martin, who had been killed just months earlier: I just want to welcome you to a club that none of us want to be in.Ž Just three weeks after Jordans death, the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre occurred, and McBath got a call from a woman named Shannon Watts, the woman who launched Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She wanted McBath to be part of the national conversation on gun control. The work was calling me,ŽLucia McBath told Mother Jones of her activism. I wanted to be speaking about violence prevention. I wanted to be challenging our legislators and our civil leaders.Ž For the past five years, McBath has spoken publicly on the issue of gun control. She has not been shy about her activism, and her emotional story has allowed her to connect with people on an issue that can be incredibly contentious. Now, Lucia McBath is taking her activism one step further and is running for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives. Its a tough fight in Georgias Cobb County, which is traditionally conservative, though the demographics there are changing. People have a perception of what Cobb County is,Ž said Cobb County Democratic Committee Chairman Michael Owens. What were now having to do is force our political leadership to look more like the actual demographics that we have.Ž But Lucia McBath isnt going to let the conservative-leaning area intimidate her, though. All of the preparations and the battles that Im having to fight now to save peoples lives, to take this work to a whole other level, is tough,Ž she said. But what else could you do to hurt me? Bring it on.Ž 3 Things You Should Know About Fad Diets And Bad Breath Fad diets gain popularity because they let you shed pounds quickly, but health professionals warn they often come with side effects, such as fatigue, nausea, headaches, constipation and dehydration. One additional side effect that doesnt get as much attention, though, is this: They can cause bad breath. Dehydration is the key symptom related to fad diets that can result in halitosis,Ž says Dr. Harold Katz, a dentist and bacteriologist. When youre dehydrated, your body doesnt produce as much saliva. When you have less saliva, bacteria growth increases and causes bad breath.Ž Katz suggests a few things worth knowing about fad diets and their effect on your breath: € Fasting. When you fast … or follow a similar fad diet that focuses on consuming a single food or beverage … youre more likely to become dehydrated, Katz says. If youre determined to continue fasting, just make sure youre still drinking enough water to stay hydrated every day,Ž he says. This will not only contribute to fresh breath, but will also contribute to your overall wellness.Ž € Ketosis. Ketosis is a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet that promises quick weight loss if you eat less than 20 grams of carbs in a single day, according to Environmental Nutrition. Its true that you can lose weight quickly through ketosis … which is the state your body going into when it doesnt have enough carbs to feed off of … but youre not improving your health,Ž Katz says. Plus, halitosis can occur as a result of the chemicals released in the body to burn fat.Ž € Protein shakes. Some people attempt to lose weight by replacing meals with protein shakes. The Mayo Clinic reports that indeed can help reduce calories, which can lead to weight loss. But if you replace too many regular meals with the shake, you end up missing on the nutritional benefits of whole foods. Thats not all,Ž Katz says. Protein and dairy can cause your breath to smell. You should brush your teeth and use an oral rinse right after you drink a protein shake, or at the very least drink some water afterward to rinse out your mouth.Ž Instead of relying on a fad diet to lose excess pounds, Katz says, focus on changing your lifestyle habits as a whole. If you exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet thats loaded with nutrients from fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains, you can give your body the fuel it needs to thrive and maintain a healthy weight,Ž he says. And your breath wont be as likely to go rancid.Ž Black Girls CODE And Lyft Team Up to Increase STEM Boston University researchers surveyed nearly 4,000 women and more than 1,000 of their male partners, looking at everyones medical history, lifestyle factors and diet. The data revealed that drinking soda was linked to a reduction in the average monthly probability of conception for both men and women. Women who drank at least one soda per day demonstrated a 25 percent lower monthly probability of conception, while men who drank at least one soda per day had a 33 percent lower probability of successfully conceiving with their partner. Drinking soda is also tied to early menstruation and poor semen quality „ although few studies have investigated the direct effects that soda may have on fertility. Unfortunately, it is already true that African American women experience all types of pregnancy loss more often than do white women„not only miscarriage but also stillbirth, preterm birth, and infant death. Energy Drinks and Sodas Linked to Infertility

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February 22 28, 2018 Ms. Perrys Free Press Page 10 Flipping Through the Free Press Files Mary Davis and Pat Mitchell Zeta Amicae members Pat Duncan, Ruby Myers, Darlene Duncan, atalie Rogers, and Gloria Duncan, enjoy fellowship The Big 70th Birthday Celebration for Free Press Publisher Rita Perry with friends: Yvette Ridley, Helen Ridley, Rita Perry, Terry Fields and E. Denise Lee Bethel Baptist International Church Pastors Rudolph Sr. and Rudolph Jr., presenting award to member Ruth Ray Reverend William PeteŽ Jackson and wife Sharon Jackson Mad Dads Founder Donald Foy and Glorious Johnson Brother Richard McKissick spent his life helping others Frank Powell, Betty and Carl Davis EWCsupporter Attorney Willie Gary, former EWC president Dr. Claudette Williams andAttorney Sekou Gary Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist honors Justice Peggy Quince Christine Davis and Mabel McLendon enjoying the Seniors Luncheon Jean and Chester Aikens Mary Ann Johnson-Pearson, Patricia Pearson and Roderick Pearson King Holzendorf, Mayor John Peyton, Kelli Boree, Mia Jones and DonGaffney Honoring Raines H.S. is Betty Burney, Jimmie Johnson, Iris orthern and Kenneth Reddick Rometa Porter and former Jax Mayor Alvin Brown perusing the Free Press Barack Obama wins with Hester Clark, Tony Hill,VinceCameron and Frances Bradley Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Local #234 Plumber Robert Bias Vanassa Boyer andFeliceFranklin visiting St. Augustines Historic Fort Mose Coach James Day with the many Bob Hayes Track meet Trophies Jax AACPPresident Isiah Rumlin, Kweisi Mfume and activist Rodney Hurst Officer Wayne Clark and Minister Charlie McClendon Bill Cosby and Councilwoman Gwen Yates Angela Sekou, CC Witherspoon, Alexis Barnes, Lea Spann, Lisa Mcair, Tashanda Little, Tyneka Armstrong and Reby Simmons Calendar unvieling with Dr. Brenda Simmons, and historian Camilla Thompson

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He contributed swagger, storytelling, and amazing guitar riffs to the music that we know today as Rock & Roll. A number of bands stole his songs over the years, but could never match his style. Three of his songs remain on the Rock & Roll top 500 list. a) Fats Dominoe b) Chuck Berry c) Quincy Jones Page 11 Ms. Perrys Free Press February 22 28, 2018 Track and field athlete and professional football player. He was a bronze-medal winner at the 1968 Summer Olympics who controversially did the Black power salute on the podium. a) John Carlos b) Muhammad Ali c) Carl Owens Proudly standing as the oldest HBCU in the United States, this University was founded in 1837. In the beginning, the school was known as the Institute for Colored Youth. a) West Virginia State b) Cheyney c) Florida A&M She is an American artistic gymnast and the 2016 Olympic individual all-around, vault and floor gold medalist, and balance beam bronze medalist. She was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. a) Luci Collins b) Simon Biles c) Gabby Douglas A largely self-taught engineer who became a pioneer in electronic video entertainment, creating the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges. a) Gerald Lawson, b) Lee Nelson c) Shawn Combs She is a civil rights activist and she was the first AfricanAmerican child to desegregate the all-white school in Louisiana during the ew Orleans school desegregation crisis in 1960. a) Ruby Nell Bridges Hallb)Myrlie Evers c) Rosa Parks A jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Her career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater. She joined the chorus of the Cotton Club at the age of 16 and eventually moved on to Hollywood. a) Lena Horne b) Leslie Uggams c) Adelaide Hall She invented and patented hair weaves, changing hair care for many African-American women. She owned and operated herHair Weave Penthouse Salon in Cleveland until 1993. a) Madame C.J. Walker b) Christine Jenkins c) Kim Kimble icknamed the "Brown Bomber", he was a professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949. a) Muhammad Ali b) Joe Louis c) Jack Johnson In 1890, he received a patent for the fountain pen. The pen eliminated the need for an ink bottle by storing ink within a reservoir within the pen which is then fed to the pen's tip. a) W.B. Purvis b) Garrett Morgan c) Lewis Latimore She was one of the most celebrated opera singers of the twentieth century. She performed an acclaimed concert in 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. a) Eartha Kitt b) Marion Anderson c) Dorothy Dandridge She is credited with being the Mother of Hip Hop. As founder of Sugar Hill Records she produced the first popular rap song, Rappers DelightŽ. a) Sylvia Robinson b) Sylvia Moy c) Perry PebblesŽ Reid After the ashville Girl Scout Council denied her request, in 1942 she established the regions first African American Girl Scout Troop. a) Josephine Holloway b) Josephine Baker c) Cheyenne Webb He was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years. he gained notoriety from his orchestra's appearances at the Cotton Club in Harlem. a) Eubie Blake b) Billy Strayhorn c) Duke Ellington icknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, he was a trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades. a) Miles Davis b) Louis Armstrong c) Billy Eckstine He grew up in St. Simons Island, GA, played in the FL where he ranks 10th among FL rushing yards leaders and was a civil rights activist and became an celebrated actor. a) Bryan Song b) OJ Simpson c) Jim Brown American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show which was the highest-rated television program from 1986 to 2011. a) Rolonda Watts b) Oprah Winfrey c) Queen Latifah He was a free almanac author, surveyor, naturalist, and farmer. He is known for being part of a group that surveyed the original borders of the District of Columbia. a) Benjamin Banneker b) Joseph Ellicott c) William Cowper He was an African-American political activist and revolutionary, who co-founded the Black Panther Party and was armed with a Ph.D. in Social Science. a) Eldridge Cleaver b) Huey P. Newton c) Samuel Jackson In 1891 he patented the butter churn and patented the casket lowering device which consisted of a series of pulleys and ropes or cloths which ensured uniformity in the lowering process. This invention is still used in all cemeteries today. a) George Washington Carver b) A.C. Richardson c) Marvin In 1891. this young African American woman invented the pastry fork in 1891. The utensil was used to mix dough for pie crusts, cookies, butter and flour pastries. a) Anna Mangin b) Aunt Jemima c) Patricia Neely 1 2 3 4 5 7 12 8 6 11 10 9 15 14 16 18 20 13 17 19 Affix Address Label Here 23Contest is for subscribers only. The one and only winner will be the first 100% CORRECT entry by 12 noon, Tuesday, February 27th Include your front label with your correct answers circled on this page and bring by our office or mail to: Free Press of Jacksonville, Black History Month Contest, 1122 W. Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32208 Which city holds the title of the first Black-owned TV station in the US? The call letters were WGPR and began broadcasting in 197 5. a) Atlanta b) Detroit c) Los Angeles He was a historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. In February 1926 he launched the celebration of "egro History Week", nown known as Black History Month. a) Carter G. Woodson b) Bob Johnson c) John Sengstacke He was a pioneer in the sport of auto racing as the first Black full-time driver on the ASCAR circuit. Acting as a driver and his own mechanic he was successful in a sport despite being in the racist in the Jim Crow south. a) Wendell Scott b) Eric Garner c) Charles Wiggins 21 24 22 A novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University. She won a Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988. The novel was adapted into an acclaimed film and Broadway play of the same name. a) Toni Morrison b) Phyllis Wheatley c) Ida B.Wells 25 This American, gospel singer, songwriter and recording artists career has spanned over six decades. She is a multiaward-winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit. Known as the "First Lady of Gospel Music". a) CeCe Winans b) Shirley Caesar c) Mary Campbell 35 He was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist and is best remembered for his leadership of the ational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (AACP), where he started working in 1917. a) Bob Cole b) James Weldon Johnson c) Charles Anderson 27 An American author, activist, civil rights leader, who helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. An accomplished singer, and she often incorporated music into her activism. a) Corretta Scott King b) Ella Baker c) Myrlie Evers He was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Illinois who is noted as the first African…American to be elected as mayor of Chicago in February 1983. a) Coleman Young b) Harold Washington c) Alvin Brown He is the first Black Air Force General, leading the Tuskegee Airmen flight squadron and standing up to the military establishment in advancing the cause of Black soldiers. a) Colin Powell b) Sollie Mitchell c) Benjamin O. Davis 28 36 30 She worked with the Student onviolent Coordinating Committee to drive black voter registration, despite encountering violence and threats from white supremacists. a) Fannie Lou Hammer b) Ella Baker c) Dorothy Height 31 Born a slave, she was an American abolitionist, humanitarian, and an armed scout and spy who rescued slaves using a network of activists known as the Underground Railroad. a) Sojourner b) Harriett Tubman c) Dorothy Dandridge She was the publisher of the Jacksonville Free Press, serving the African-American community for more than 31 years. She was also a civil rights activist, and broadcast media executive. a) Rita Perry b) Brenda Burwell c) Phyllis Mack He is known as the first Black Justice of the United States Supreme Court but he is really defined by his work as a civil rights lawyer which redefined life in the United States. a) Johnnie Cochran b) W.E. DuBois c) Thurgood Marshal He is honored by many as the Jackie RobinsonŽ of hockey, as he was the first Black player in the leagues history. a) Dominique Barber b) William ORee c) Val James Although he never won an Oscar, he was America's first black movie star. He is best known as the character of Stepin Fetchit, a befuddled, mumbling, shiftless fool a) Lincoln Perry b) Ella Baker c) Dorothy Height 26 32 29 34 33 2018 BLACKHISTORYMONTHSUBSCRIBERCONTESTW i n $ 1 5 0 Be the First to Find the Firsts Be the First to Find the FirstsW i n $ 1 5 0

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Page 12 Ms. Perrys Free Press Febryary 22 28, 2018 Florida House Approves Mary McLeod Bethune Statue to Replace Confederate in the U.S. Capitol By a vote of 111-1 this week, the Florida House approved HB 139 to place a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune in U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. The bill was signed by Governor Rick Scott. Among her accomplishments, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, civil rights leader and stateswoman, advised U.S. Presidents Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt and Truman. She was an active participant in the writing of the United Nations Charter that was developed at Dumbarton Oaks, San Francisco in 1945. Dr. Bethune founded the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in 1904 with $1.50. Bethunes school eventually became BethuneCookman University located in Daytona Beach. Senators voted in January 37-0 on SB 472 to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith and put Bethune in its place in the National Statuary Hall, where each state has two statues to represent it. Floridas other statue is of John Gorrie, a pioneering inventor of air conditioning. The move to replace Smiths statue began after the shooting of nine people in 2015 at a black church in Charleston, S.C., by a white supremacist led to a reappraisal of Confederate memorials throughout the country. In 2016, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that was signed by Gov. Rick Scott into law to remove Smiths statue and set up a cultural panel to determine a replacement. Bethune was approved unanimously by the panel, which also considered Everglades conservationist Marjory Stoneman Douglas and George Washington Jenkins Jr., the founder of Publix. Bethunes likeness would become the halls first statue honoring an African-American woman. The cast of Black PantherBlack Panther Making History at the Box Office and the Bank Black Panther has secured its box in history as the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time after blasting past all expectations. In a defining moment for Hollywood, the movie has exploded at the Presidents Day box office, bounding to a $242 million-plus for the four-day holiday frame. The background is unprecedented. A big-budget film featuring a virtually all-black cast is the best launch of any superhero film behind The Avengers in 2012 which earned $207.4 million in its first three days. Other records broken include that of the biggest opening for an African-American director, the topscoring superhero film on Rotten Tomatoes (97 percent). Playing in 4,020 theaters, Black Panther was fueled by a diverse audience. According to comScore, 37 percent of ticket buyers were African-American. Caucasians made up the next largest group (35 percent), followed by Hispanics (18 percent). That sort of demographic breakdown is unheard of for a marquee superhero tentpole. On average, African-Americans make up about 15 percent of the audience for such fare. There are seven billion people on this planet and they come from all walks of life. Audiences deserve to see themselves reflected on the big screen. Beyond being the right thing to do, it makes for richer storytelling,Ž says Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis. In the film, Chadwick Boseman stars as TChalla/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyongo, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. The story, described as a tale of black power and black pride in addition to its superhero themes, follows TChalla as he is sworn in as king of Wakanda, a cloaked, technologically advanced nation in Africa that is home to the exotic metal vibranium, the source of Black Panthers powers. Audiences bestowed Black Panther with an A+ CinemaScore (the only other Marvel title to earn the mark was Avengers). Black Panther hits theaters almost a year after Jordan Peeles maverick horror film Get Out transformed into a box-office sensation, although that was a genre pic. And in summer 2017, filmmaker Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman featuring a female protagonist, became the highest-grossing live-action film from a female director. Black Panther came in ahead of expectations overseas, but certainly not to the extent it did in North America. Still, it secured the fifteenth-biggest international opening of all time, opening No. 1 in almost every territory. New York Magazine is laying out a case for the possible impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The cover story, penned by former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson, described Thomas rise to power and his apparent immunity to scrutiny during the height of the #MeToo movement. Citing conversations with three women who worked with Thomas, Abramson also detailed a history of lies told by the judge, beginning during his confirmation hearing. His dishonesty, not the allegations of impropriety, raise the possibility of impeachment.Ž Lying is, for lawyers, a cardinal sin. State disciplinary committees regularly institute proceedings against lawyers for knowingly lying in court, with punishments that can include disbarment. Since 1989, three federal judges have been impeached and forced from office for charges that include lying. The idea of someone so flagrantly telling untruths to ascend to the highest legal position in the U.S. remains shocking, in addition to its being illegal,Ž Abramson wrote. Abramson is the co-author of Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas,Ž a 1994 book about his controversial confirmation hearing. During the 1991 hearing, former employee Anita Hill accused him of sexually harassing her. Hill alleged that Thomas talked about pornography in the workplace and regularly commented on the bodies of female coworkers. Thomas claimed he never participated in any such discussions. The hearing quickly turned into the epitome of a he-said, she-said, and despite the allegations, Thomas was later confirmed by a vote of 5248. Since then, more women have come forward with similar claims about his behavior. Abramson said Thomas tenure on the court has been devastating for womens rights,Ž and highlighted his votes on cases involving equal-pay protections and employers religious objections to supplying birth control. His worldview, with its consistent objectification of women, is the one thats shaping the contours of whats possible for women in America today, more than that of just about any man alive, save for his fellow justices,Ž Abramson wrote. New York Magazine Makes a Case for Impeaching Clarence Thomas Mary McLeod Bethune