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The Jacksonville free press

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The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
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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Weekly
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English
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.

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African American newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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Available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Also available on optical disc from Ethnic newswatch.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"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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University of Florida
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Volume 31 o. 44 September 20 26, 2018 Jacksonville,Florida PRSTSTD U.S. Postage PAID Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 662 75 Cents $2.2 Billion has Been Paid to the Wrongfully ConvictedPage 2 The Lasting Impression Rita Perry Would Have on YouPage 4Are You Ready for Some More Killmonger?Page 11 Ribault 8th Grade Class Surprised with Free LaptopsPage 5 75c RETUR SERVICE REQUESTED 20 Year Old UCStudent Dies During Alpha Phi Alpha HazingA 20-year-old college student has died following what his family said was a fraternity hazing incident in California late last week. Tyler Hilliard, who would have become a junior with an engineering major at the University of California Riverside, lost his life after pledging Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the young mans family said. Hilliard began pledging the fraternity and participating in activities in July, his family said. The young man was allegedly pushed into eating an entire onion drenched in hot sauce and had to drink a lot of water. He also was allegedly paddled with a cactus. The young man, who had no medical problems, was recently treated at a hospital for breathing issues before he was released, his family said. However, things took a tragic turn when after fraternity pledges took part in a strenuous run on Saturday night that ended with him being rushed to the hospital. He was later pronounced dead.Dallas Cop Who Shot and Killed Resident Moved Out of Apartment The White Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean in his apartment has moved out of the complex. Managers for South Side Flats complex sent an email to residents confirming that 30-year-old Amber Guyger no longer resided, but that they could not comment on the shooting, according to WFAA-TV. Guyger claimed to law enforcement that she thought she entered her apartment on Sept. 6. and saw Jean, whom she believed was burglarizing her place. Guyger said she inserted her electronic key into the lock and that it only opened because the door was ajar. Witnesses said they heard the officer shout Let me in, let me inŽ before shooting him. Jeans family reject Guygers version of events and believe that theres an attempt to smearŽ Jeans name following news that marijuana was found in his apartment. Guyger was charged with manslaughter and released on $300,000 bond.South Africa Legalizes MarijuanaA South African court has legalized private marijuana use by adults. The Judges at the countrys Constitutional Court unanimously decided that growing the drug for private use will be legal. Activists who pushed for the decision cheered and chanted Weed are free now.Ž The South African government has reportedly been against measures aimed at legalizing weed, claiming it is dangerous. Three marijuana users brought the case to the nations highest court because they faced prosecution. They said the ban intrudes unjustifiably into their private spheres,Ž according to the BBC. The Cannabis Development Council of South Africa urged the government to dismiss charges against people who were caught with the drug. Use of marijuana, or daggaŽ as it is commonly referred to in South Africa, remains illegal in public spaces.Judge Wont Force Georgia to Use Paper Ballots For MidtermsA federal judge said forcing Georgia to scrap its electronic voting machines in favor of paper ballots for the upcoming midterm elections is too risky. But she said state elections officials had buried their heads in the sandŽ and warned them not to delay in tackling concerns about the security of the machines and its elections system. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenbergs ruling means the state wont have to use paper ballots for this years midterm elections, including a highprofile gubernatorial contest between the states top elections official, Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp, and Democrat Stacey Abrams, a former state House minority leader whos trying to become the countrys first black, female governor. Totenberg said the voting rights advocates who sought the change to paper ballots have demonstrated the threat of real harms to their constitutional interests,Ž but that she worried about the massive scramblingŽ required for a last-minute change to paper ballots. Early voting starts Oct. 15 for the Nov. 6 midterm elections.Louisiana Mayor Bans Recreation Department From Buying ike A Louisiana mayor issued a memo to the citys booster clubs and recreation department saying that they are not allowed to purchase any Nike products, following the news that the company chose Colin Kaepernick as of one the faces for its 30th-anniversary ad campaign, according to CNN. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn addressed the memo to the director of the Parks and Recreation Department, Chad Pitfield. Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased for use or delivery at any City of Kenner Recreation Facility,Ž he wrote in the Sept. 5 memo. The memo, which was meant to be private, was leaked to the public. The mayor added that of courseŽ he is not banning people from wearing Nike products on the city playgrounds, but that his goal is to protect the taxpayer money. U.S. Black Governor ominees Become Stars in Bid for History Rita E. PerryFree Press Founding Publisher Succumbs Rita Jean Eggleton Carter Perry was born on July 24, 1938, in Atlantic City, ew Jersey. As a young child, her family relocated to Detroit, Michigan where she spent her youth and attended Detroit Public Schools. She was the daughter of Christine A. Eggleton Luffborough and the citys first Black Prosecuting Attorney, Jesse B. Eggleton, Sr., who provided the foundation for her passion for equality and justice. As a young woman, she was very active in fighting for fairness and equal rights during one of our nations most trying times … the Civil Rights Movement. Throughout her formative years, Rita remained actively engaged in The MovementŽ by participating in Detroits Civil Rights protests and marching with the Rev. Dr. M.L. King, Jr. After attending Wayne State University and the Denver Institute of Art, she returned home to Detroit to work in marketing and promotions at the world-renowned Motown Records. She also studied at the University of Detroit, preparing herself for a career that would take her to cities all around the country. Her entre into the music field was spurred by her best friend, the late platinum-selling songwriter Sylvia Moy, for whom her only daughter is named. While at Motown, she worked on the creative teams of several recording artists including Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Her career in the music industry also included artist management and a stint at Stax records in Memphis, T. Rita knew no strangers and had the uncanny ability to put people at ease in conversation. She enjoyed the exchange of interesting and creative thoughts and ideas with her family, friends, and colleagues. This gift of being able to relate to others launched her newspaper career. While visiting friends in Macon, GA, she began working at a local newspaperthe Macon Times. She soon met and married her future husband, which led to the birth of her daughter, Sylvia. The couple relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in 1972, and Rita continued to stay in tune with her artistic roots and passion for writing. In the early 70's she began writing for The Florida Star newspaper under the tutelage of its Editor and Publisher, Eric O. Simpson. Continued on page 3 by J. Holland It was a raucous scene that could have been backstage at a rock concert: camera flashes, fans clamoring for autographs, scowling bodyguards, reporters hungry for a scoop. But the center of this attention wasn't Beyonce or the Rolling Stones. It was three black gubernatorial candidates who stood side by side in a throng of admirers, soaking up all that love. If elected, Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Ben Jealous of Maryland and Andrew Gillum of Florida would give America its largest number of black governors ever. That historic possibility was not lost on them, or the black voters who hope to make that history happen, as they shared the stage at the Congressional Black Caucus' annual legislative conference this week. "This moment, and the significance of it, won't seep in for some time from now," said Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, and at 39 the youngest of the three. "What this signals is not only the continued evolution of our country but the increasing recognition of diversity, not only of capacity but of backgrounds," said Abrams, 44, later. Abrams, who could become the nation's first black female governor, is getting the most national attention. But all three were squired around the Washington Convention Center by black politicos who are strategizing ways to help on turnout, campaigning and fundraising. Continued on page 9 Students Immersed in the HBCU Experience at Annual College Fair Some of the greatest African American leaders in this countrys history were graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). From Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr. to Rosa Parks, Thurgood Marshall, Alice Walker and James Weldon Johnson, the list is quite long and impressive. Last Saturday, two local elected officials teamed up with The Center One Foundation (COF) to hold their second annual college fair aimed at promoting the value and legacy of HBCUs to high school students. Collaborating together were Rep. Tracie Davis and Councilman Garrett Dennis, the well attended college fair was held at Kingdom Plaza on the Westside. There has been a recent resurgence of student considering HBCUs are their primary option for college in both black and non-black students. Over 220 students registered for the college fair. Organizations participating included: 100 Black Men of Jax, Black Educators Rock, Edward Waters College, Tuskegee University, Bethune Cookman University, Florida A&M University, Florida Memorial University, Savannah State University, Alabama State and the U.S. Marines. The Center One Foundation College Fair empowers and motivates young people to achieve academic excellence and take personal responsibility. Students engaged in workshops on self-efficacy, college readiness and career success messaging during the four-hour event. Although HBCUs were originally founded to educate Black students, they enroll students of other races as well. Students talk onsite with recruiters Andrew Gillum (FL), Stacy Abrams (GA) and Ben Jealous (MD)

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The Black Rose Foundation for Children and James V. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund recently announced their 2018 college scholarship recipients. Both organizations have a proud history of community service and focus their outreach efforts on the youth of Northeast Florida. The mission of the James V. Brooks Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from local Jacksonville high schools that intend to be music majors or participate in music activities while in college. The Scholarship Fund is named after a Jacksonville native son, James Brooks, who was a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and Florida State University. He excelled as an itinerant string instructor, high school music teacher and band director for local high schools in Jacksonville. He was also a devoted church musician and a member of Simpson United Methodist Church. The award is presented annually. Shown are this years recipients are Morgan Brackett (University of Central Florida), Jaden Clements (Florida A&M University), Carcique Jakar (Tennessee State University), Keyara Moody (Talladega College), Jaelyn Parker (Florida A&M University). For more information visitwww.blackrosefoundation.org/brooks. Page 2 Ms. Perrys Free Press September 20 26, 2018 If you have mortgage problems, call 888-995-HOPE for one-on-one expert advice from this free government program.Youre not alone. What will happen to us if we lose the house?Ž $2.2 Billion has Been Paid to the Wrongfully ConvictedBlacks exonerees get less and many exonerees get nothing State and local governments and the courts have paid wrongfully convicted men and women more than $2.2 billion in compensation, including $537 billion in statutory awards and $1.7 billion to settle civil suits, but less money or sometimes nothing at all is given to innocent black defendants who comprise the majority of the wrongfully convicted. Beginning in 1989 when the National Registry of Exonerations began keeping records to August 29, 2018, the most-recent end date, the registry reported that 2,265 people they are aware of have been exonerated after serving time in prison for crimes they did not commit. Officials admit they dont know everyone who has been exonerated but they are working to find them. We keep finding them when we have time to look„and the vast majority of false convictions are never recognized at all,Ž the Registry reported. On average, the exonerated spend 8 years and 10 months behind bars. African-American exonerees spend a longer time behind bars„-an average of 10.7 years in prison, 45% more than white exonerees who averaged 7.4 years of incarceration. This pattern holds for each major category of crime for which exonerees are convicted. African Americans are greatly over-represented among innocent defendants who have been exonerated, and even more so for time spent for crimes they did not commit. Blacks are 12% of the population, but represent 46 percent of exonerees and 56% of all lost years served by exonerated defendants,Ž the Registry reported. Innocent black inmates served the majority of the 2o,080 years unjustly in prison. Black inmates received an average of $200,000 per year for incarceration compared to $332,000 for white exonerees. Only 44 percent of exonerees receive compensation; fifty-six percent dont receive anything, the National Registry of Exonerations reported. The is not just a story about numbers. Its about lost lives. Time lost away from friends, family, friends, careers and work. The longest serving exoneree is Richard Phillips who spent 45 years and two months in prison for a 1971 murder in Detroit he didnt commit. Wayne County, Michigan, prosecutor, Kym Worthy, said Phillips did not have anything to do with the 1971 murder of Gregory Harris. He was the first person exonerated by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorneys new Conviction Integrity Unit. While in prison, he refused to sign a plea agreement, admitting to the crime. When he was released in 2017, it was just before he celebrated his 72nd birthday. His children were two and four when he was convicted. When he was released, he had not seen them in 45 years. He said he wants to reunite with his children, but he hasnt heard from them and he doesnt know where they live.Civil Rights Icon Reiterates The Importance of VotingLegendary civil rights activist Jesse Jackson flew into Jacksonville this month to speak to residents on the importance of voting in the upcoming November 13th election. Jackson met with pastors, elected officials and citizens at the Baptist Brotherhood Alliance Building near Shiloh Baptist Church. Jackson resonated message was to encourage voter participation, registering youth and voter suppression. He shared that between 1.3 and 1.7 million voters don't have the right to vote in Florida because they have a felony conviction although they are no longer incarcerated. Jackson says his Rainbow PUSH Coalition is focusing on the restoration of voting rights for felons. Jackson also reiterated that voters should be ready to mail in their absentee ballots and make an effort to get to the polls. Weve noticed long lines for funerals and not long lines for voting,Ž says Jackson. He continued, Dont be concerned with the candidates complexion, be concerned with the candidates direction.Ž The Black Rose Foundation Awards 2018 Scholarships Keyara Moody Jaelyn Parker Morgan Brackett Carcique Jakar Jaden Clements

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Ms. Perrys Free Press Page 3 September 20 26, 2018 Continued from page 1 It was there that her passion for communication grew roots and she committed herself to the education and enlightenment of the public through mass media. Following The Florida Star, Rita began a long and successful career in radio at Jacksonvilles WERD, WPDQ and WZAZ radio stations. She rose through the ranks, becoming General Manager of the companys 13 radio stations in the E Florida market. During radios strongest growth period, the Jacksonville stations were ranked as some of the top stations in the country, due in large part to Rita's contributions. While in that role she was the first president and organizer of the Jacksonville United Community Club … an organization comprised of over 15 community clubs and organizations, such as sororities and fraternities to motorcycle and social clubs … who united for one cause, to help the community in massive numbers. Under her leadership, the city of Jacksonville witnessed and experienced events such as the Come Together Day,Ž which brought over 20,000 individuals together for a day of entertainment and camaraderie without violence or incident. Following her exemplary years in radio, the bells of advocacy rang loudly, which led to the first edition of The Jacksonville Free Press in 1986. Published under the mantra, ortheast Floridas Quality Black Media,Ž Rita vowed to only print positiveŽ news that would empower and educate the community. Those intentional steps also made her Florida's first founding female newspaper publisher. Over the years, the publication has been the recipient of numerous local and national awards and resulted in Rita being invited to the White House as the guest of three former Presidents. In 2018, the newspaper is still viable and committed to its core tenets, remaining an integral part of the Jacksonville community. Ms. Perry continued to be involved in the operations of the newspaper and share her sage and unrivaled experience and expertise until her passing. Ms. Perry was an extraordinary woman who had a heart for service and understood the importance of making a difference in the lives of others. She was an advocate and a change agent and never shied away from the opportunity to uplift others through service. Ms. Perrys past community service includes a variety of contributions from grassroots organizations and politics to civil service and Girl Scout Troop Leader. She also served on over 20 non-profit boards in the City of Jacksonville. In addition to being a charter member of both the Bold City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and the Jacksonville Chapter of the egro Business and Professional Women's Club (ational Council of egro Women). Her other affiliations included the Clara White Mission Board, YMCA Board, AACP, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Urban League and other local, state and national organizations. Ms. Perry received numerous awards for leadership and service throughout her career including the following: The Jacksonville Urban League Clanzel Brown, The MLK Foundation Award for Exceptional Service to the African American Community, The Florida Community College at Jacksonville Award for Outstanding Achievement, The ational Association of egro Business and Professional Womens Club Award for Invaluable Support and Contribution and The 2013 Mayors Trailblazer Award among a host of others. Through her commitment to helping others and passion for education, she served the Jacksonville with pride. Rita's greatest accomplishment and joy in life were being mother to her daughter Sylvia, whom she loved deeply and dearly. She enjoyed great music, spending time with family and friends, traveling, collecting antiques, and civic engagement. Rita was very fond of her host of beloved pets, who showed her unconditional love and enriched her life. Rita was a member of Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church and a former long-standing member of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Rita is preceded in death by her parents … Jesse B. Eggleton, Sr., Christine A. Luffborough and Douglas Luffborough. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sylvia Carter Perry, sister Brenda Burwell, nephew Bruce Burwell (Wilneshia), niece Gabrielle Burwell, a host of cousins, several godchildren, adopted children and close friends. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church, 1880 West Edgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. Services are entrusted to T.S. Warden Mortuary. Vxxut|z {x _|yx y e|t cx DLFK@ECDK PUBLISHER, JACKSONVILLEFREEPRESS Mother Entrepreneur Mentor Community Trustee Volunteer

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There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise,Ž said W.E.B. Dubois. Rita Perry was truly a force determined to rise. Last Saturday, the woman that I considered my adopted mother passed, and while it still hurts, I can also smile and laugh at so many wonderful memories that she created. Mama Perry or SargeŽ as some of us liked to call her, was truly one of the most interesting people that you could ever meet. She was not only a trailblazer in business and media, but was just plain old good people. Rita embodied the soul and classiness of Motown while also being as charming as any Southern BellŽ … if she wanted to be. I met her some 20 years ago, and I was immediately impressed by her drive and diverse background. She had worked for two major record labels, ran radio stations and helped start a couple of newspapers … talk about a phenomenal woman. Mama Perry worked hard and played hard. She loved casinos and hanging out with family and friends. I was also impressed by Ritas mouth also known as her directness. She would talk trash to any and everyone. Sarge was an equal opportunity straightener.Ž Whether you were the Mayor or the mailman, if you had it coming, you were getting it. She was an expert at giving unsolicited advice that was usually painfully on point, but it was done all out of love. She was firm, but sweet and her love for those in need was profound … both people and animals. Rita loved her some cats and dogs, and didnt mind going out of her way to save needy pets. Ms. Perry embodied the strength of Black women. She was a trailblazer becoming the first founding female newspaper publisher in Florida. She was also a founding member of the Jacksonville Chapter of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Womens Club and the Bold City Chapter of he Links, Incorporated. For me personally, I tell people all the time that my mother and grandmother were the reasons that I am the person I am today. Having these strong women in my life made all the difference in the world. Rita immediately adopted me as one of her sons. While she physically only birthed one child, she helped to mentor and guide so many others. From Detroit to Memphis and of course Jacksonville, she helped so many people along her path. As I reflect on Sarges life, I cant help but think about the fact that she achieved so much at a time when it was very difficult for women, especially African American females. Black women have the habit of survival,Ž said Lena Horne. Thats one of the facts that I loved about Sarge … she faced adversity throughout her life, but she not only survived it, but also used obstacles as opportunities to either grow or move in a different directions. She was an amazing mom, and while the strength of mothers certainly crosses racial and ethic lines, black women have had to overcome overwhelming odds to hold their families together. One of the most prolific statements I have heard regarding the strength of black women was from W.E.B. Dubois who said, I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.Ž Rita was fineness forged by unique life experiences and both successes and challenges. I found Ms. Perrys stories about working at Motown the most intriguing. She worked to develop so many prominent musicians like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Imagine being on the road with some of the record labels most prominent artists and watching a young Stevie Wonder grow into one of the most successful musicians of all time and enjoying it all in your 20s. One of her many jobs in Jacksonville included managing several radio stations and helping to organize the renowned community festival dubbed, Come Together day.Ž I remember being a kid and going to the event and enjoying the thousands of people that came togetherŽ on a day of fellowship and fun without violence. And that is who Rita Perry was … she was a leader that wasnt afraid to take risk, especially when it benefitted the community. As I am writing this column, I am battling a cold, which reminded me of the time I was sick with the flu or a severe cold several years ago. Sarge insisted that I come by her house to get her miracle get well quickŽ brew. After several calls, I went to get this concoction, and the funniest part of this story is that she refused to tell me what the ingredients were. She gave me this elixir in a really big Disney World cup with aluminum foil on the top. She insisted that I drink it all immediately. Only if people could have seen the look on my face. I drank the miracle juice and went home … I am not sure how it effected my cold, but I swear that I was knocked out for two days straight. I emerged well and feeling good. We always joked about her elixir, and years later she still refused to tell me all of the ingredients. I loved me some Rita Perry and will miss her dearly. Rest in Peace, Sarge. Signing off from the Jacksonville Free Press, Reggie Fullwood by Marc Morial Gentlemen, I have always been persuaded that the stability and success of the National Government, and consequently the happiness of the People of the United States, would depend in a considerable degree on the Interpretation and Execution of its Laws. In my opinion, therefore, it is important that the Judiciary System should not only be independent in its operations, but as perfect as possible in its formation.Ž „ President George Washington, From George Washington to the United States Supreme Court, April 3, 1790 After four contentious days of testimony, one thing is absolutely clear from the Senate confirmation hearing for President Donald Trumps hand-picked Supreme Court nominee: there is no love lost between Senate Democrats and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats were combative, and in some cases, defiant, as Kavanaughs high-stakes confirmation hearing played out for the American public to see. Trumps nominee could drastically remake the court, cementing a conservative ideological balance that would affect many of the rights and fundamental liberties many Americans take for granted for generations to come. Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California were particularly forceful in their exchanges with Kavanaugh„and given whats at stake for our nation„rightfully so. Sen. Harris interrupted the opening hearings over the loud objections of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, demanding a postponement, especially in light of Republicans releasing over 40,000 pages of documents on Kavanaughs time in the Bush White House the night before the start of the hearings. As Sen. Harris noted, given the time and sheer volume of documents, the confirmation process needed to be delayed. But despite Sen. Harris commonsense objection, the Republicans decided the show much go on. Documents became a running theme in the Democrats resistance to Kavanaughs nomination. In a break with protocol, Sen. Booker released a trove of emails Republicans wanted to keep secret, arguing that there was no reason for them to be marked confidential. Republicans roundly dismissed Sen. Bookers attempt to shed further light on Kavanaugh, a potential lifetime appointee to the Supreme Court, as theatrics.Ž Senator John Cornyn, a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, framed Sen. Bookers document release as grandstanding, saying that, Running for president is no excuse for violating the rules of the Senate or of confidentiality of the documents that we are privy to.Ž Whether the questioning was difficult, such as the exchanges between Kavanaugh and Sen. Harris on Robert Mueller or a womans right to make her own healthcare decisions; or the document was salient to understanding how Kavanaugh might rule as a Supreme Court justice, such as Sen. Bookers release of an email previously marked confidential entitled, racial profiling,Ž Republicans distilled any attempt by Democrats to provide the American public with more information than Republicans were willing to provide down to cheap political posturing. No matter where you may fall on the motivations of either senator, or any senator on the opposite side of the aisle, there was a concerted effort to provide their constituents and their nation with as much information as possible on Kavanaugh, because, ultimately, this nomination has been nothing if not rushed and utterly devoid of meaningful vetting. Republicans, who currently have a 51-49 majority in the Senate and do not require a single vote from Senate Democrats to confirm Kavanaugh, are sharing as little as possible about Trumps nominee. According to CNN, Kavanaugh has the lowest level of support for a Supreme Court nominee since Robert Bork, whose nomination was rejected by the Senate in 1987.Ž Rather than worry about shoring up the publics confidence in our nations highest court, Republicans are worried that the more we know, the less likelier the chance of a consequence-free Kavanaugh confirmation. If you are troubled by what hangs in the balance„a womans right to choose, a citizens constitutional right to vote, a consenting couples right to marry, the limits of executive power, addressing climate change, and more„call your senators immediately at 202-2243121 and tell them that you expect them to either vote noŽ on Kavanaugh, or vote yesŽ at grave professional risk. Confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would represent a grave subversion of the will of the people, and the utter abandonment of the Senates duty to advise and consent. We cannot allow such an abuse of power to go unchecked.The Miseducation of Betsey DevoidBy Julianne Malveaux Even her boss, the 45th President of the United States, is derisive of Education Secretary Betsey DeVoid, the Devos woman who is devoid, absent, of good sense. She may have even been placed in her position as payback for whatever support her wealthy family provided to the certified public liar of a leader. Education Secretary Betsey DeVoid has used her position to elevate her familys economic advantage, and she has used her position to punish students whose interests are contrary to her own. She is a prime example of miseducation, and her tenure has been an attack on students. Let me count the ways: 1DeVoid has lifted the for-profit college that President Barack Obama attempted to regulate. She chose to minimize the regulations that curtailed for-profit college exploitation. While the Obama administration attempted to make students, who attended for-profit colleges whole, DeVoid has erred in favored of the rip-off schools. Many for-profit colleges only exist because students take out federal loans. When these schools fail, so do the students. Why shouldnt the federal government pick up the slack from schools that falsely market themselves as a bridge from poverty to opportunity? Blessedly, a federal judge just ruled that DeVoids attempts to delay Obama-era regulations to provide students with relief was wrong. The Borrower Defense rule, which allows students who borrowed to attend shady schools to apply for relief, had been delayed by the Department of Education, but US District Judge Randolph Moss ruled that the Departments actions are procedurally incorrectŽ. The lawsuit against DeVoid and the Department of Education was brought by 19 states and the District of Columbia. Will DeVos learn her lesson? Probably not. This is part of her miseducation. 2-DeVoid has weakened regulations around sexual harassment and sexual abuse of students. She feels that those who are accused of harassment should have more rights than they are already offered, and that the arc of justice should bend away from the young women who have been raped and abused. DeVoid is devoid of compassion when she raises the bar for those who accuse fellow students and colleagues of sexual assault or harassment. Is there room for adjudication? Probably. Should those who have to encounter their rapists or harassers on campus be protected? Absolutely. 3-DeVoid has stacked her staff with proponents of charter schools and forprofit education, which is the equivalent of having the fox guard the henhouse. She has done this boldly, unapologetically, and with the blessing of her boss, the 45th President, who has also been woefully miseducated. It is likely that the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania cringe every time he says that he went to the Wharton School of Business. 4-DeVoid has proposed rolling back rules on accrediting colleges and schools, raising concerns that she plans to water down the quality of education nationally. This is consistent with her familys involvement in for-profit education. To be sure, many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have run afoul of the accrediting agencies, such as SACS (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), which seem to be stricter on HBCUs than on other schools, but none in the HBCU community support the DeVoid method of changing accreditation rules. DeVoid is using the Department of Education as a playground for her familys monied interests. Under Betsy DeVoid, the staff of the Department of Education is down 13 percent. Every federal agency can probably stand to be streamlined.But if the staff reduction means less enforcement of important regulations, then DeVoid will have accomplished her purpose, which seems to be to turn education into an unregulated free for all, and a profit opportunity for those who see education as a commodity, not a service. I feel that DeVoid has been miseducated, but perhaps she has been all too well educated in the ways of 45, who promised to disrupt government as we know it. With his horrid approach to governing, and his flippant disregard for the lives of US citizens (witness his crude and inaccurate comments about deaths in Puerto Rico), 45 has certainly been disruptive. And the minion he has described as ditsyŽ has been equally destructive to students and schools at the Department of Education. Page 4 Ms.Perrys Free Press SUBSCRIBE TODAY SUBSCRIBE TODAY Yes, Id like to subscribe to the Jacksonville Free Press!Enclosed is my check __ money order __for $40.50 to cover my one year subscription.AME _________________________________________ ADDRESS_______________________________________ CITY____________________STATE____ZIP________ DISCLAIMERThe United State provides opportunities for free expression of ideas. The Jacksonville Free Press has its view, but others may differ. Therefore, the Free Press ownership reserves the right to publish views and opinions by syndicated and local columnist, professional writers and other writers which are solely their own. Those views do not necessarily reflect the policies and positions of the staff and management of the Jacksonville Free Press. Readers, are encouraged to write letters to the editor commenting on current events as well as what they wouldlike to see included in the paper. All letters must be type written and signed and include a telephone number and address. Please address letters to the Editor, c/o JFP, P.O. Box 43580 Jacksonville, FL 32203. (o CALLS PLEASE)MAILTO: JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS P.O. BOX 43580, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32203 MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 43580 Jacksonville, FL 32203 PHYSICAL ADDRESS 1122 W. Edgewood Ave. Jacksonville,FL32208Email: JfreePress@aol.com TELEPHONE (904) 634-1993 Fax (904) 765-8611 Sylvia PerryPUBLISHER Rita PerryPublisher Emeritus CONTRIBUTORS: Lynn Jones, Charles Griggs, Camilla Thompson, Reginald Fullwood, E.O.Huthchinson, WilliamReed, Andre X, Brenda Burwell, Marsha Oliver, Marretta Latimer, Phyllis Mack, Tonya Austin, Carlottra Guyton, Brenda Burwell, Rhonda Silver, Vickie Brown, Rahman Johnson, Headshots, William Jackson. City Chronicles Diatribes on life in the African-American Diaspora by Reggie Fullwood GUEST EDITORIAL by Marc MorialSeptember 13 26, 2018 Rita Perry Left a Lasting Impression on so Many Making Their Mark: Senators Booker and Harris Stand for Justice

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Members of the Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority invest in the Jacksonville community through the mentoring of yourg girls, 12 … 18, in the Jacksonville community. They guide and assist the young ladies, also known asRhoers,Ž as they grow to become leaders dedicated to service. In the process, the Rhoers also form life-long friendships. On Saturday, September 15th, the mentees were guests recently on local radio show, Jax Engage with Angela Spears on The Victory Station, AM 1360/94.7 FM. They talked with the host, who also serves as president of the local chapter, about some of their projects. The girls volunteer at shelters, give away school supplies to their peers in need and much more. They will host a Flapjack Fundraiser on Sept. 22 from 8 -10 a.m. at Applebees on Lane Avenue. The Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter was charted on Sept. 29, 1962 in Jacksonville, Florida. Members have worked on many national projects over the years such as Operation BigBookBag (provide tools and resources to ensure students have what they need to succeed in school), Swim 1922 (initiative to prevent drowning by encouraging the community to learn how to swim) and the Youth Symposium (a unified sorority effort to support youth by addressing issues that negatively impact youth). They also award college scholarships to deserving students. September 20 26, 2018 Ms. Perrys Free Press Page 5 DARRYL R. JACKSON, C.P.A., P.A. Enterprise Center 101 East Union Street, Suite 400 Jacksonville, FL32202 904-633-8099 www.drj-cpa.com Offering you a full range of quality services that includes a full range of accounting services (audits, reviews, compilations, and nontraditional engagements) for small businesses and tax services for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Darryl Jackson, CPA provides extensive professional experience with a wide variety of industries and clients Shown (l-r) are Rhoers Alexandria James, 17, and Jaiden Session, 16 Sigma Gamma Rho Exposes Youth to Broadcast Careers Shown above are some of the students displaying their new laptops they were surprised with.Ribault Eighth Grade Class Receive Laptops to Lessen the Digital Divide 300 eighth graders gathered in Ribault Middle Schools gymnasium where Comcast Corp. Senior Vice President David L. Cohen held court for a digital presentation and computer giveaway. Cohen talked about internet access being important for academic achievement and setting personal goals before providing each eighth grader their own laptop computer. The computer giveaway is part of Comcasts national push to publicize its Internet Essentials program, which in recent years has allowed more than 6 million families who live in public housing or who qualify for free or reduced price school meals to get internet access for $9.95 a month plus tax. Comcast picked Ribault for the mass giveaway because the company sponsors the schools City Year team, a group of young adults who daily keep students on track to graduate. School officials said most Ribault students dont have consistent access to computers or internet access at home, a major disadvantage with so many text books and learning materials and class assignments online. Special invited guest were US Womens Hockey team members Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux who serve as Comcast Ambassadors supporting activities tied to community impact, volunteerism, digital inclusion, gender equality and mentorship for young people. Students were surprised to receive the laptops and vowed to keep them safe from their siblings and utilize the internet for school assignments. Comcast Ambassadors also plan to make grants to other Jacksonville groups, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council and First Coast YMCA. While Candidates get Most of the Attention, Spouses Can Make a Difference Most successful politicans have spouses in the background that not only support them, but are their biggest supporters and confidants. The great explorer Daniel Boone once said, All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.Ž Grace Nelson, the wife of US Senator Bill Nelson, has been his biggest supporter and secret weapon throughout his career. A visit to Tallahassee a few months back brought together old and new friends who wanted to share their concerns about a nation divided by hate and fear. Nelson spoke from experience in addressing these concerns like those of Rachael Pratt who said, I have a young son, and Im concerned about his future and the future of this nation.Ž When she told the story about her trip to Rwanda, it was a chilling tale. She arrived after the genocidal assault by the Hutus against the Tutsi in the 90s. The devastating bloodshed seemed irreversible she said. After talking to government leaders, Nelson turned her attention to the women of the tribe who had a big hand in bringing an end to the violence and hatred. She learned about their solution. It was a message to women about women who resolve issues every day on every level. Nelson said the women brought the warring factions together with the wronged families. They forgave and are still forgiving today. "Bill has always believed that a public office is a public trust and it's his honor and privilege to serve the people of Florida and I am proud of the work he's done for our great state," Grace Nelson said. "It's about waking up every single day, willing to put Florida first that's what Bill has done and I will con-

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Covered House Revelation ServiceThe Covered House Ministry The Book of Revelation Live: Unveiling of The SevenŽ service is scheduled for Sunday, September 23rd, at 4 p.m. The Covered House Ministry is located at 4300 Post Street. For more information call the church office at (904) 405-8077. St. Gabriels Episcopal Church Patronal Feast Day CelebrationSt. Gabriels Episcopal Church located at 5235 Moncrief Road West Patronal Feast Day Celebration is scheduled for Sunday, September 30th at 10 a.m. Guest Speaker will be Reverend Dr. Randolph Bracy, co-founder and retired pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church in Orlando, Florida. This years theme is Following the Shepherd,Ž (John 10:27). For further info contact Richardean Wright at (904) 509-1903.Min. Davis Presents Pop LifeŽMinister Octavius Davis presents The POP LifeŽ a motivational speaking series developed to inspire individuals to diligently pursue their passion (s) is scheduled for Saturday, October 20th from 11 a.m. … 1 p.m. Featuring a one-on-one conversational-style interview with award-winning ESPN and Big Ten Network womens basketball analyst Vera Jones at The Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St. For tickets call (904) 807-2010.King Solomon United Baptist Church Celebrates its 38th Founders DayKing Solomon United Baptist Church is inviting the community to share in their 38th Founders Day celebration. The festivities take place the month of September with different activities and programs. On Friday, September 21st at 7 p.m. the church will have a banquet at the Doubletree Hotel, 1201 River Place Blvd. Speaker is Reverend Charles Skinner, pastor of Twins Springs Missionary Baptist Church. On Sunday, September 23rd at 10:45 a.m. the church will honor the founders with speakers Pastor Cecil Moore of Brown Grove Baptist Church, East Dublin, GA. Come and enjoy high praise, worship and great fellowship. The church is located at 2240 Forest St. and Reverend Dr. Ronald V. Walters is the Pastor.Open Door Ministries Appreciation BanquetOpen Door Ministries Appreciation Banquet to celebrate the 3rd Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Timothy and Lady Nona Jones is scheduled for Friday, October 26th, 7 9:30 p.m. Location is the Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 N.W. 97th Blvd., Gainesville, Florida. This years theme is Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, Reaching HigherŽ. To reserve a table and for more info call (352) 339-1733.Greater Refuge Temple Jubilee CelebrationGreater Refuge Temple pastors Apostle Dr. Gentle L. Groover Sr. and Bishop Kenneth Groover 55th pastoral and Church and 85 years Jubilee Celebration,Ž scheduled for September 28th 30th. Speakers include Apostle Dr. James Clark, Pastor Tye Tribbett, Dr. Joseph Dawes, Cedric Johnson, Bishop Kervy Brown, Meachun Clarke and True Purpose, Beverly Crawford, Carmelyn Kinsey and Chanell Taylor. Everyone is invited to participate in this free to the community joyous spiritual occasion commemoration. Greater Refuge Temple is located at 1317 Rowe Avenue. For more info call the church office at (904) 768-4009.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 904765-8611, e-mail to JFreePress@aol.com or bring by our offices located at 1122 WestEdgewood Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. Page 6 Ms. Perrys Free Press September 13 26, 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 In 1958, Church of the Crucifixion Catholic Church was formed to provide Black Catholics with a new place to worship, as integration began to change Jacksonville's landscape. Since then, this faith community, formally called "North Jacksonville Mission," has spent 6 decades serving families in Northeast Florida. This past weekend, Crucifixion Church commemorated its past, and celebrated its present and future with a "60th Anniversary Gala" at the Doubletree by Hilton at the Jacksonville Airport. Hosted by Crucifixion Church's "4R" Committee, the event was about faith, fellowship and fun, and featured Mary Singleton Center's Joe and The Rockettes Line Dancers and the music of Groove Coalition Band. State Rep. Tracie Davis and community leader Rahman Johnson paid tribute to the church's founding families and four living matriarchs (Mrs. Dawkins, Mrs. Gilliard, Mrs. Howell and Mrs. Paschall, who are between 90 and 100 years old). Davis and Johnson also honored the "4R" Committee's 16 members with an "Outstanding Leadership Award" for their service and commitment to the church and community-at-large. The "4R" Committee is a group of Crucifixion parishioners who host activities designed to assist families in need around Jacksonville and generate community-building within and outside Crucifixion Church. These activities have included food and clothing drives, fish frys, dinner-and-a-movie nights, footballgame-day celebrations, Black History Month celebrations, painting classes, adult Sunday School and more. According to church matriarch 98-year-old Beatrice Gilliard, this weekend's gala served to remind Crucifixion Church members of the church's mission. "From its beginning, this church's purpose was to put God first and make a positive difference in the lives of others. 60 years later, Crucifixion's members continue to uphold that legacy," said Gilliard. Pictured (l-r) are "Outstanding Leadership Award" honorees: (seated) Beatrice Gilliard, Steven Wright, Claudette Elps and Barbara Delgado; (standing) Cynthia West, Angela Wright, Maurice, Grant, II, Dorothy Williams, Marguerite Warren, Erskerline Favors, Ernest Favors, Sr., Chandra Lee, Dawn Delgado-Knight and Brenda Bass. by James Washington Sometimes words alone cannot convey meaning and feelings the way wed like them to. Trust for example. The reference point for my meaning is Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all things acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.Ž Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust is such a complex thing. Have you ever been betrayed by someone in whom you had total trust? Have you been able to totally trust another person since? You can see how easily misplaced trust puts you in a terribly vulnerable place. Its uncomfortable. Its abnormal. It aint fun. Ad Content Yet, in this passage, we are instructed to put our trust in the Lord. The question is can you do it? Are you able to put trust in your heart after you experience devastating betrayal? And weve all been betrayed in one way or another; either by having our beliefs proven false or maybe your heart has been broken. Everyone knows someone who has been crippled by a lover or spouse gone crazy, or, watched someone stumble up on the truth about a situation that everybody but them knew the real deal. In the real world that kind of stuff hurts. In a real sense, once destroyed, trust dont come round here anymore.Ž But now were supposed to go out and trust in the Lord implicitly. You get my meaning? Extreme caution usually follows crippling betrayal. New relationships are founded largely on mistrust and prove it to me; not, blind faith and unconditional trust. Life teaches us that only a fool would allow themselves to be misused again and again. Therein lies my question about trust and what it means to you. Can you deal with this concept everyday? How much of a struggle are you having trying to trust people who have taught you not to give them the time of day? Do you treat all people this way or just the one(s) who betrayed you? Can you forgive? Can you ever forget? Do you really want to? And what does all of this have to do with God? How are you treating Him in the trust area? Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.Ž 1 Corinthians 4:2. Now exactly, whos proving what to whom? Are you requiring God to prove something to you before you trust Him? Are you demanding from God those same things you demand from someone, anyone before you would even consider giving him or her your love? You see it is so easy to succumb to a lifestyle which requires proof before love is given. Its so easy to demand the possible from people who are incapable of giving it to you. But how can you base your relationship with God on worldly principles grounded in betrayal and disappointment? Are you requiring God to prove His love to you before you give yours to Him? The key to this trust thing lies deep within each and every one of us. We first have to confront those demons which have plagued us for years. And yes, that means all the pain that goes with them. Then and only then can we begin to even accept the concept of trust and loyalty, total and without equivocation. Because then trust means knowing. Trust means truth. Trust means no matter what, I know that regardless of conditions and circumstances, I am Gods child, made in His image and the recipient of His love. After all, He loved you first and has never gone back on His word. Trust that! May God bless and keep you 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 The Power of Trusting God Church of the Crucifixion Celebrates Milestone 60th Anniversary with a Gala

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UF Black Alumni Association BreakfastThe University of Florida's new Association of Black Alumni (ABA) Jacksonville chapter will host its inaugural Black Alumni Breakfast fundraiser to benefit local students wanting to attend the university, Saturday, September 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Jacksonville, 10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard. Keynote speaker is Jax native Dr. Herman Felton, Jr., President of Wiley College (TX). The topic is  Rocking The Boat: How Disruption Effects Change Without Making Trouble .Ž For inquiries email Marques J. Wilkes at ufabajax@gmail.com.Sister Strut 3KSister Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk is back and will be held at the Jacksonville Landing, Saturday, September 22nd, 8 a.m. 12 p.m. To register and for more info visit www.933thebeatjamz.com.Magnolia Community Baby ShowerThe Magnolia Project Community Baby Shower hosted by Florida House of Representatives District 13 Rep. Tracie Davis is scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. at 5300 Pearl Street. The event is for women currently or with a new baby, 0 2 months living in 32202, 32204, 32206, 32208, 32209, 32219 and 32254. Enjoy food, fun, activities and clothes giveaway! For more info contact (904) 353-2180.Throwback FestivalThe Throwback Festival is back featuring Cameo, Michelle, Klymaxx and Ruff Endz at the Morocco Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Buff Rd, Saturday, September 22nd at 5 p.m. For tickets visit www.throwbackconcert.com.Im A Star Celebrity Basketball GameThis year's Im A Star Jacksonville HELPS Celebrity Basketball Game is set for Saturday, September 22nd, at 6 p.m. at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, located at 3239 Norman E Thagard Blvd. For more info visit www.imastarfoundation.org.Jumbo Shrimp Movie ightFamily Movie Night presented by Fun 4 First Coast Kids at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville is set for Saturday, September 22nd at 6 p.m. A screening of TrollsŽ will play on the high-definition video board. To RSVP and for more info visit www.jaxshrimp.com.Aerobic ClassesFitness is Life with Lee Aerobic Step classes every Saturday beginning September 22nd, 8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. at the Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary, 2360 Kings Rd. For more info contact W. Lee at (904) 5729370.Sigma Gamma Rho Flapjack FundraiserSigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Gamma Omicron Sigma Chapter presents the FlapjackŽ fundraiser breakfast Saturday, September 22nd 8 a.m. 10 a.m. at the Applebees, 843 Lane Avenue South. For more info email jaxrhoers@gmail.com.Book Club Publishing EventSpace 2 launch Book Club will take place Saturday, September 22nd at 11 a.m. Agenda includes book signings, book sales, self publishing information, storytelling and more at the Subway, 9475 Phillips Highway. For more info call (954)-372-5771.SJPCRC Community ReunionSimonds-Johnson Park Community Reunion Committee (SJPCRC) Community ReunionŽ and worship weekend, scheduled for Saturday, September 22nd 23rd 12 p.m. 4 p.m. at Simonds Johnson Park, 3730 Moncrief Rd. Bring your chairs, sun cover, food and drinks! SJPCRC will provide the music, fellowship and fun! For more info call (904) 613-6251.Sickle Cell Awareness AffairThe Benjamin Ivory Affair honoring sickle cell warrior Sunday, September 23rd, 1 4 p.m. enjoy music, food, vendors and sickle cell education at the Singleton Center 150 E. First St. The Benjamin Ivory Foundation was created to bring awareness to Sickle Cell and to preserve the legacy of Late Great community pioneer, Orain Reddick who was committed to educating others and assists others battling the effects of Sickle Cell. For tickets call (904) 802-7080.WFA MeetingThe Womens Food Alliance will meet Monday, September 24th, 11 a.m. … 4 p.m. at the Palencia Golf Clubhouse, 600 Palencia Club Dr., St. Augustine. Topic is: Hospitality Etiquette Training, a two-Part Interactive Seminar Luncheon to learn the basic rules of etiquette. For tickets contact Leigh Cort at (904) 806-3613.Chamber Small Business OrientationThe Jacksonville Chamber Small Business Center Orientation and Breakout Sessions will take place Tuesday, September 25th at 12 p.m. 2 p.m. at JAX Chamber headquarters located at 3 Independent Dr. For more info contact Shirley Moore at (904) 366-6618.Home and Patio ShowThe Jacksonville Home and Patio Show is scheduled for September 27th 30th at the Prime Osborn Center, 1000 Water St. Meet and greet HGTV host and celebrities, home improvements vendors and more! For tickets and more info visit www.jacksonvillefallhomeshow.com.Mental Health SummitAttend the Equity Funding and Resourcing Medical, Mental Health, and Human Services: Underserved Consumers and Communities in CrisesŽ event, September 27th 28th 4:30 p.m. … 8:30 p.m. at Edward Waters Colleges Adams/Jenkins Gymnasium, 1767 Kings Rd. The summit will promote voices for vulnerable populations and advocacy for underserved communities. For more info contact Steward E. Washington at (904) 703-6532.Akia Uwanda Jazz Soul Dinner PartyPrepare to be serenaded with song, food, laughter and fun at songstress Akia Uwandas Jazz/SoulŽ dinner party scheduled for Friday, September 28th, 7 11 p.m. at the Lexington Hotel, 1515 Prudential Dr. For tickets and more info call (904) 405-4008.Howie Mandel & Preacher Lawson ShowExperience one great night of comedy with Howie Mandel Live and Preacher Lawson at the Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr, Orange Park, on Saturday, September 29th at 8 p.m. For tickets visit www.THcenter.org.COJ Public Health FairThe Northside Coalition of Jacksonvilles health fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, 10 a.m. at the Clanzel Brown Community Center, 4575 Moncrief Rd. There will be health screenings, line dancing, games, prizes and food trucks! For more info visit www.NorthsidecoalitionofJackonvi lle.com.The Landing Lights Up Summer Finale On Saturday, September 29th its The Landing Lights Up Summer finale, 6 p.m. … 12:30 a.m. The Landing, 2 Independent Dr. will light up summer one last time featuring a free concert and fireworks show on the Sleiman Riverfront Stage, 6 p.m. 12:30 a.m. For more information call (904) 353-1188.Hurting Families MLK Fashion ShowHurting Families with Children in Crime, Inc. presents The Martin Luther King Nations of the WorldŽ multicultural fashion show Saturday, September 29th, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. at Eagles Nest Banquet Hall, 8040 Lone Star Rd. For tickets and more info call (904) 755-9863.Cultural Awareness Fashion ShowThe 2nd Edition Cultural Awareness and Diversification Extravaganza African Fashion Show will feature the Jewelry Box Society of Dancers, African Drumming, taste of Africa and more, Saturday, September 29th 6 8 p.m. at 5 p.m. at Household of Faith Church Ministry Center, 1410 W. Edgewood Avenue. For more info call (904) 476-6357.Jazzy Sunday at the LandingOn Sunday, September 30th enjoy Jazzy Sunday with The Katz Downstairz, 6 … 10 p.m. at the Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. End your weekend with a jazzy night on the river featuring live music by The Katz Downstairz and drink specials. Personal chairs are welcome. For more info call (904) 353-1188.African Village BazaarAfrican Village Bazaar at the Ritz Theater, 829 N. Davis St. will take place Sunday, September 30th, 12 p.m. 6 p.m. Peruse flea market items and more! For more info call (904) 861-7104. Darius RuckerCountry star Darius Rucker will perform at Dailys Place, One TIAA Field Dr. on Sunday, September 30th at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit www.dailysplace.com.SMART Couples WorkshopsSMART Couples Before You Tie the KnotŽ Workshops are for couples wanting to take their relationship to the next level and improve their relationship. They will take place October 2nd 3rd, 5:30 8p.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 1010 N. McDuff Ave. Classes are free! For more information call (904) 255-7450. D.L. Hughley is back!Comedian D.L. Hughley has been on HBO, BET, and starred in "The Hughleys. Hear his comedy routine October 4 7th for two shows 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. at the Comedy Zone located at 3130 Hartley Rd. For more info call 242-4242.Halloween Haunt ights at the LandingJoin Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach for Haunt Nights 2018! Haunt Nights will begin on October 5th 31st. This exciting new haunt is named after local ghost legend Alpha Paynter, believed to haunt the TacoLu building next door to Adventure Landing on Beach Boulevard. Boo! For tickets and more info visit www.adventurelanding.com.JAX Infrastructure Innovation SummitThe JAX Infrastructure Innovation Summit is scheduled for Friday, October 5th 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street. This one-day event will explore topics featuring Exponential Energy, Advanced Transportation, the Crypto-Blockchain Revolution, Exponential Teams and Adaptive Intelligence and more. To register email Rachel.Harris@myjaxchamber.com.LIT AF TourComedian Martin Lawrences LIT AF TourŽ comes to town, Friday, October 5th, with comedians Rickey Smiley, Michael Blackson, Adele Givens, Clayton Thomas at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, 300 A. Philip Randolph St. For tickets visit www.martinlawrence.aegpresents.com.A Symphonic Celebration of PrinceA symphonic celebration of PRINCE,Ž Curated, produced and directed by Ahmir QuestloveŽ Thompson, featuring the Jacksonville Rock Symphony It is scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, at 8 p.m. at the Florida Theatre, 128 E Forsyth St. For tickets visit www.floridatheatre.com.SCI Empowerment ConferenceThe 11th annual Northside Community Involvement Girls Empowerment Conference is scheduled for Saturday October 6th, 8 a.m. 4 p.m. for girls ages 9 18. Conference includes breakfast/lunch, motivational speaker, breakout session, door prizes, tote bag and more! Program is designed to build self-esteem and empower young ladies to take the world head on! To register call (904) 708-9110. Page 7 Ms. Perrys Free Press What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene AROUND TOWN AROUND TOWN September 13 26 2018 Enclosed is my __ check __ money order for $38.50 (within city limits) __$43.00 (outside of Jacksonville) NAME ___________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS ________________________________________________________________ CITY____________________________________ STATE______ ZIP_________________ If this is a gift subscription it is provided by (so gift notification card can be sent) ______________________________________ Please send check or money order to: Jacksonville Free Press P.O. 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Page 8 Ms. Perrys Free Press September 13-19, 2018 B C S P F O O T B A L L T O P T E N 2 0 1 8 B L A C K C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L (Standings and Weekly Honors) G A M E S T H I S W E E K THE ORF 18 24, 2018EPT SF O EEK WTHE CCIAANTER C OLLEG IENTRAL C K C O L TE A AT I NTER C OLLEG A 2 0 1 8 B LMAED IMEAC ASIAC E G E F O O T B L C K C O LNTER C OLLEG IOUTHERNSTERN S A eekly Honors) (Standings and W L L A T E A AT I NTER C OLLEGAC SWW OUTHS eekly Honors)INDEPENDENTSTERN S E W INDEPENDENTS CIAAC I THLETA0 0 s Augustine Saint 0 0 Smith C. Johnson 0 0 Livingstone 0 0 Shaw 0 0 State Winston-Salem 0 0 State Fayetteville SOUTH DIVISION0 0 Lincoln 0 0 Chowan 0 0 State irginia V 0 0 State City Elizabeth 0 0 Union irginia V 0 0 State Bowie L WNORTH DIVISIONDIV ON I T A AT I O C SSA M CC I THLETAAED I2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0L W L W ALL CONF YERSOFTHEWEEK MEACPLA AY 0 State Morgan 0 State Delaware 0 State Savannah 0 SC State 0 Howard 0 A&M Florida 0 Bethune-Cookman 0 N. Carolina Central 0 State Norfolk 0 State A&T NC W CONFMEAC SIACONCC I THLETAOFFENSE YERSOFTHEWEEK SIACPLA AY 0 0 Kentucky State 0 0 Miles 0 0 Lane 0 0 Central State 0 0 uskegee TWEST DIVISION0 0 Clark Atlanta 0 0 Albany State 0 0 alley State FortV Va 0 0 Benedict 0 0 MorehouseL WEAST DIVISIONCONFEREN C E F ON TERN S A3 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0L W L ALL CONF ff EREN C E F ONAC SW3 0 3 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 3 0 3 0 2 1 1 1 0 3L W ALLCC I THLETA S0 0 Grambling State 0 0 A&M iew Prairie V 0 0 Southern 0 0 f Bluf Arkansas-Pine 0 0 Southern exas T Te WEST DIVISION0 0 alley State Miss V Va 0 0 State Jackson 0 0 Alabama State 0 0 A&M Alabama 0 0 Alcorn State L WEAST DIVISIONDIV WVSU ., QB, Sr Faustino Sauced OFFENSE YERSOFTHEWEEK PLA AY 0 exas College T Te 0 ynchburg of L a.Univ V Va 0 Allen 1 aters Edward W 1 Lincoln (Mo.) 1 a.State .V Va W 1 Hampton 1 Langston 1 ennesseeState T Te WINDEPENDENTSEREN C E F ONC2 0 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 2L W ALL Completed WVSU 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 LINDEPENDENTS THE SWING CK IN A BCOACHING A&T TC C LA SS IC M A AT Miles in Chicago. igers as they face T Maroon and no picks for undefeated passing yards with 7 Sims is averaging 222 MOREHOUSE QB: THE SWING CK IN SUCCUMBS CORBETT DON LEGEND COACHING TCHUPS IN INDIANAPOLIS & CHICAGO;Morehouse Sports Photo igers as they face and no picks for undefeated TDs passing yards with 7 Sims is averaging 222 Michael MOREHOUSE QB: SUCCUMBS TCHUPS IN INDIANAPOLIS & CHICAGO;Morehouse Sports Photo50.0 yards on 3 punts with 2 inside 20, long of 57 yds. TEAMS Kenny Fuentez, BSU SPECIAL BSU 6 tackles, 3 break-ups aylor Johnson DB T TD vs. McKendree. yards, O Had 1 BSU WR Lensana Lesay to Clarion. A LINP LB Dominique Rogers T A AT 1 blocked P recovery 1 sack, 3 tackls, A LINP Solomon Bassett DL TDs (10, 5) vs. McKendree. 2 BSU RB, Abrams OB Brandon TDs vs. McKendree. 9 carries, 95 yards, 2 52, of 41 BSU ., Sr Hall Amir QB of 40 and 51 yards, avgd. 29.8 yds. ayonte McKenzie, LINP ROOKIE T BSU ., Fr Mialik Bellamy OL YERSOFTHEWEEK PLA AY CIAA A 50.0 yards on 3 punts with 2 inside 20, long of 57 yds. veraged A TEAMS Kenny Fuentez, BSU BSU 6 tackles, 3 break-ups 14 1 receptions, 1 Had 1 12 tackles in loss fumble 1 sack, 3 tackls, 18 carries, 93 yds., BSU TDs vs. McKendree. TDs, 2 yards, 359 52, Also had 6 tackles Had KO returns ayonte McKenzie, LINPYERS OF THE WEEKTE A AT MORGAN ST TA ., Sr Josh Miles OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 20 vs. Jackson State. A&M FLORIDA , So., P hris Faddoul CSPECIALIST Albany TD vs. one returned 45 yards for a TE A AT MORGAN ST TA ., LB, Jr Donte Small, DEFENSE TD, 19 rushing yards vs. Jackson State. 83 yards and a A&M FLORIDA WR, ., R-Fr Smith Xavier ROOKIE Atlantic. ran for a score in loss at Florida TDs (31, 6, 41) and pleted 18 of 27 for 201 yards and 3 BETHUNE-CO QB, illiams kevious W A OFFENSE YERS OF THE WEEK MEAC PLA AY vs. Central State. MOREHOUSE PK, Fernando Sdelamora TEAMS SPECIAL uskegee. T 9 solos, 1 sack in loss to TLA LARKA AT C DB, Ezekiel Edmonds NEWCOMER TD vs. FVSU. recovery returned 5 yards for a 12 stops, 6 solos, 1 MILES LB, Austin Stephens uskegee. vs. T 10 solos, 1 sack for -15 yards and 3 tackles for loss TLAN CLARKA AT LB, ade Justin W DEFENSE Peyton Ramzy in the fourth quarter TDs including a 55-yard game-winner to yards and 3 TUSKEGEE QB, Ahmad Deramus OFFENSE veraged A Av A&M. Albany 3 interceptions, TE TD, 19 rushing yards vs. Jackson State. for 6 catches A&M Atlantic. TDs (31, 6, 41) and Com KMAN O BETHUNE-CO Kicked MOREHOUSE 10 tackles, A ANT TA TD vs. FVSU. 12 stops, 6 solos, 1 10 solos, 1 sack for -15 yards and 3 tackles for loss 12 tackles, A NT TA TDs including a 55-yard game-winner to 10 of 17 for 209 TUSKEGEE vs. Kennesaw State. a 78-yard catches for 86 yards including ALABAMA ., WR, Jr yrek Allen, T Ty NEWCOMER 26 and 43 yards. Also hit from 42, A&M. 44-yarder in win over Florida TE A AT ST TA ., PK, Sr hristian Jacquemin C SPECIALIST interceptions, 59 return yards, ? tackles vs. ALCORN ST ., DB, Jr Javen Morrison DEFENSE vs. TSU. catch 8 receptions, 168 yards including a 21-yard ALCORN ., WR, Jr aidarious Anderson R OFFENSE YERS OF THE WEEK AC P L A AY SW WA NA TEAMS SPECIAL NA DEFENSE TDs (76, 15) in loss. 173 yards, 2 12 receptions, WVSU WR, yrrell Henderson T Ty and 15) and a scoring run in loss. for 395 yards and 3 28 of 44 passes TD pass a 78-yard 2 TE A AT ST TA MA A Also hit from 42, N JACKSO ., PK, TSU. interceptions, 59 return yards, ? tackles vs. 2 TE A AT RN ST TA TD 8 receptions, 168 yards including a 21-yard TE A AT ST ALCORN 12 receptions, TDs (79, 76 for 395 yards and 3 63, Alabama A&M Cincinnati Bowie State 47, McKendree 41 exasSouth T Te Alcorn State 27, Albany (NY) 30, Morgan State 27 SEPTEMBE Y Y, TURDA AY SA AT ynchburg 1 a L Ly Newberry 27, V Va SEPTEMBER Y Y, FRIDA AY SCORES 7 Bowie State 47, McKendree 41 exas Southern 15 Albany (NY) 30, Morgan State 27 SEPTEMBER 15 ynchburg 14 SEPTEMBER 14 CANCELLED GAMES Albany State 21 est Georgia 46, W Michigan 68, Delaware State 0 W A&M 17 iew V 46, Prairie V UNL LV Atlanta 17 uskegee 24, Clark T exa T Te esleyan 36, e x as W T Te because week last After a total Editor BCSPLUT WILLIAMSClassics set fAlbany State 21 Michigan 68, Delaware State 0 A&M 17 Atlanta 17 exas College 7 the all Florence, Hurricane of because 1 games were cancelled of 1 After a total LUT WILLIAMSClassics set f or set f fo C Indy y, Chowan vs. McKendree in Murfreesboro, NC uskegee vs. Missouri S&T T irginia State vs. Shepherd Institute, WV est V W go ChicaChowan vs. McKendree in Murfreesboro, NC AL uskegee, T in uskegee vs. Missouri S&T irginia State vs. Shepherd Institute, WV SEPTEMBER 22 Y Y, TURDA AY SA AT G A M E S T H I S W E E K gop 1 p 1 n 2 1 Ark.-Pine Bluf South Dakota State 90, Wisconsin-Oshkosh 17, Lincoln (MO) 7 irginia State 31 V W 33, Notre Dame (OH) Morehouse 41, Central State 14 esleyan 19, Kentucky St. 13 Kentucky W Alabama State 13 Kennesaw State 42, Jackson State 18, Jackson State 16 alley State 21, Miles 19 FortV Va Atlantic 49, Bethune-Cookman 28 Florida A) A) 44, Lincoln (P PA C larion (P PA ff f6 PineBluf Wisconsin-Oshkosh 17, Lincoln (MO) 7 irginia State 31 Morehouse 41, Central State 14 esleyan 19, Kentucky St. 13 Alabama State 13 Jackson State 18, Jackson State 16 alley State 21, Miles 19 Atlantic 49, Bethune-Cookman 28 A) 7 Shaw vs. Chowan SC State vs. NC Central irginia State s vs. V Augustine Saint Liberty vs. Norfolk State Lane vs. Livingstone Howard vs. Savannah State ennesseeS T Te Hampton vs. State vs. Benedict Fayetteville Eliz. City State vs. Winston-Salem St. vs. Allen Brevard not count will that games game is one of the designated A&T/MSU the Though the game gies entertain 0-3 ence Confer letic ally in both the FCS Coaches and FCS ST After threeirginia State Howard vs. Savannah State ennessee State State vs. Benedict Eliz. City State vs. Winston-Salem St. 2018 confer on the not count game is one of the designated MEAC foes, is between Though the game Morgan State Ag as the week this opponent Eastern Ath Mid TS A AT FCS Coaches and FCS ST TA (3-0), olina A&T Car North non-conference impressive Maroon The TDs. 4 and yards and, and RB Santo Dunn, who has run for 274 Sims, who has passed for 7 and is being led by two sophomores … QB Michael : Morehouse is of SUPER SOPHS Morehouse Sports PhotosChi in are igers T Maroon and, and RB Santo Dunn, who has run for 274 TDs without a pick Sims, who has passed for 7 and is being led by two sophomores … QB Michael f to a 3 0 sta r t e is of ff A&M vs. Savannah State in Florida Fayetteville St. vs. Elizabeth City St. in Fayetteville, NC Northern Iowa vs. Hampton in Cedar Falls, IA Allen vs. Middle Georgia State in Irmo, SC Albany State in Jackson, Lane vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Cumberland vs. Edward W ynchburg vs. Brevard in L a L V Va Augustine Saint Livingstone vs. Lincoln (P Chowan vs. McKendree in Murfreesboro, NC allahassee, T Ta A&M vs. Savannah State in Fayetteville St. vs. Elizabeth City St. in Fayetteville, NC Northern Iowa vs. Hampton in Cedar Falls, IA Allen vs. Middle Georgia State in Irmo, SC TN Albany State in Jackson, ennessee State in Charlesto T Te Eastern Illinois vs. TN aters in Lebanon, Cumberland vs. Edward W A ynchburg, V VA ynchburg vs. Brevard in L s vs. Bowie State in Raleigh, NC Augustine NC A) in Salisbur y n e vs. Lincoln (P PA Chowan vs. McKendree in Murfreesboro, NC 4p allahassee, FL p 4 Fayetteville St. vs. Elizabeth City St. in Fayetteville, NC p 4 p 3 2p p 2 ennessee State in Charleston, IL p 0 3 : 1 TN p 1 p 1 s vs. Bowie State in Raleigh, NC p 1 p 1 Southern 33, Langston 18 Ark.-Pine Bluf South Dakota State 90, AND T'S GOING ON IN WHA AT UNDER THE BDon CorbettA&T LEGEND DON CORBETT P f6 PineBluf ff irginia Union vs. Johnson C. Smith V Shaw vs. ChowanAROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPOR AND ANNER UNDER THE B, the venerable and legendary AS D D O N CO RBETT P PA State alley V Va sissippi Southern Alcorn State ledger because of Hampton's late conference seven conference games that will count on the not count will that games irginia Union vs. Johnson C. SmithTS AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORANNERNorth ASSES: State Mis exas T Te (2-1) is up to second in the Alcorn State ledger because of Hampton's late seven conference games that will count on the 2018 confer on the not count in last year's MEAC A&T n NC behind champio The Howard/B-CU match up last year in cle City Classic 35th Cir Bethune-Cookman losses to FBS programs, travels to Indianapolis cago this week to face Miles. yards in last year's MEAC The Howard/B-CU match up last year in (1-2) at the Bethune-Cookman losses to FBS programs, travels to Indianapolis igers SC State vs. Norfolk State in Orangeburg, SC vs. Morgan State in Greensboro, NC A&T NC Kennesaw State vs. Clark Johnson C. Smith vs. V Campbell vs. Shaw in Buies Creek, NC alle MissV Va Lincoln (MO) vs. SW Baptist in Jef Langston vs. SAGU in Langston, OK Grambling State vs. Ark.-Pine Bluf SC State vs. Norfolk State in Orangeburg, SC vs. Morgan State in Greensboro, NC GA Atlanta in Kennesaw Kennesaw State vs. Clark irginia State in Charlotte, NC Johnson C. Smith vs. V Campbell vs. Shaw in Buies Creek, NC Alcorn State in Itta Bena, MS alley State vs. MO f erson Cit y M O ) vs. SW Baptist in Je f ff Langston vs. SAGU in Langston, OK Alabama State in Grambling, LA Grambling State vs. A&M in Pine Bluf iew fvs.PrairieV eBluf ff allahassee, FL 6p p 6 p 6 GA p 6 irginia State in Charlotte, NC p 6 p 6 Alcorn State in Itta Bena, MS p 6 MO 6p p 6 Alabama State in Grambling, LA p 6 AR f, f ff 4p allahassee, FL the venerable and legendary Don Corbett tournament ence Confer Mid-Eastern Athletic tive Aggies to seven consecu supremacy as he led the basketball tablished A&T in Greensboro after a battle died coach, ketball men olina A&T Car the venerable and legendary Howard AC play o p en SW WA B C S P F O O T B A L L T O P CAROLINA NORTH 1. tournament Mid-Eastern Athletic Aggies to seven consecu supremacy as he led the basketball in Greensboro after a battle Sunday s bas men North tough two (0-2), after Howard Bluff Arkansas-Pine AC play at 1-2 T E N B C S P F O O T B A L L T O P : NEXT (3-0) Idle. A&T OLINA A Alabama State 1-2 win colum the G-Men in the get oderick Br coach Head Grambling olina Central, North Car along with race and are thought to be the top challengers, in last year's MEAC A&T n NC behind champio ennessee State T Te host n as they win colum to hopes Fobbs oderick along (0-2) State Grambling Ag to the olina Central, race and are thought to be the top challengers, in last year's MEAC Bethune-Cookman vs. Howard in Indianapolis, IN35th Circle City Classic Morehouse vs. Miles in Chicago, IL Chicago Football Classic Kentucky St. vs. Central St. in Frankfort, KYINTERNET WEBCASTS Alabama Gulf Coast Challenge CLASSICS Duke vs. NC Central in Durham, NC Bethune-Cookman vs. Howard in Indianapolis, INTV Broadcast ESPNU-delayed ESPN3-Live | 35th Circle City Classic FloFootbal se vs. Miles in Chicago, IL L Chicago Football Classic FloFootball-$ Kentucky St. vs. Central St. in Frankfort, KYINTERNET WEBCASTS AL A&M vs. Southern in Mobile, Gulf Coast Challenge CLASSICS Duke vs. NC Central in Durham, NC 4:30p Bethune-Cookman vs. Howard in Indianapolis, INTV Broadcast ESPNU-delayed3:30p FloFootball-$ 2p FloFootball-$4p 3:30p straight winning seasons and 1 f eight run o f ff the Kentucky for the longest such streak in NCAADon Corbett 1 altogether straight winning seasons and 1 Gene Littles D e longest such streak in NCAA A row is a mark still tied with ment conference titles in a s seven tourna Corbett tournament ence ConferDon Corbett GRAMBLING 5. City Classic. Facing Bethune-C because cancelled (0-2) A R D H OW WA 4. Arkansas-Pine At : NEXT 17. VIEW A&M PRAIRIE 3. NEXT ern, 27-15. A A L CORN ST TA 2. Hosting Morgan State.1 altogether Division row is a mark still tied with ment conference titles in a s seven tourna tournament ff ost H : NEXT dle. I (0-2) TE A AT ST TA Circle ookman in Indianapolis Facing Bethune-C : NEXT Hurricane Florence. of because State Game vs. Savannah (0-2) f Bluf Arkansas-Pine 46V (1-3) Fell at UNL VIEW A&M a lle y S tate At Mississippi V Va : NEXT South e x as T Te owned D (2-1) TE A AT Hosting Morgan State. games -divisional inter playing Southern travel and ranking BCSP the in olina Central North Car two last its had has who (1-0), respective their in games are State Bowie in s cross town travel olina Central cancelled games two Benedict vs. Fort VHouston vs. -Salem State vs. V WElsewhere, State irginia Union V (0-2) is at State ville State alley St. in Columbia, SC FloFoot vs.FortV Va SEPTEMBER 23 Y Y, SUNDA AY TX ESPN3 exas Southern in Houston, T Te Houston vs. -Salem, NC ESPN3 a.UnioninW mStatevs.V Va undefeated ehouse Mor Elsewhere, inston-Salem W (1-1) is at irginia Union C. Smith Johnson (0-2) is at ville State 4:30palley St. in Columbia, SC FloFootball$7p TX ESPN3 6p -Salem, NC ESPN33-0 at undefeated inston-Salem (0-2) and irginia V vanced to the NCAA The most memorable season under Corbett was the times and won the MEAC tournament and regular 20-win seasons, won the MEAC regular tournament where they nearly AA A The most memorable season under Corbett was the times and won the MEAC tournament and regular -season seven 20-win seasons, won the MEAC regular A BOWIE ST TA 10. Alabama A&M : NEXT T: (1-2) OUTHERN S 9. NEXT Atlantic, 49-28. BETHUNE-COOKMAN 8. at SC State cancelled. AROLINA C ORTH N 7. NEXT ton cancelled. TENNESSEE 6. State. ing Alabama tournament where they nearly pulled The most memorable season under Corbett was the -season times and won the MEAC tournament and regular -season seven (2-1) Outscored McKend TE A AT Mobile, Alabama. in Alabama A&M ston, 33-18. Got by Lang (1-2) Howard in Indianapolis. : NEXT Florida (1-2) Lost at BETHUNE-COOKMAN Duke. At : NEXT T: at SC State cancelled. Game (1-1) ENTRAL C OLINA A At Eastern Illinois. : EXT T: Hamp at Game (1-0) TE A AT ST TA State. Livingstone (0-3) is at Lincoln t. Augustines S is at State Bowie contests Division North/South Gulf Coast Challenge dubbed the Alabama in Mobile, out of the East Alabama est Division, are facing W We The Southern Jags (1-2), out of the SW (1-1), both at 1 Livingstone (0-2) and t. Augustines on played being contests Gulf Coast Challenge classic in a Alabama A&M (1-2) Alabama AC 2), out of the SW WA folk State Car South is hosting Also in Classic SIAC foe to tries dynamic ed quarterback behind the play of two sophomores … left-hand folk State (0-2) is entertaining olina State Car Savannah State is hosting a A&M Florid the MEAC, Also in Classic Chicago the (0-3) at Miles SIAC foe as record unblemished its keeps Santo Dunn running back dynamic Michael Sims ed quarterback behind the play of two sophomores … left-hand undefeated Elsewhere, Nor (0-2) is entertaining (1-2) a A&M Football Chicago battles it as behind the play of two sophomores … left-hand (Binion), rebounding (Binion), assists ( Claude W Cale his tenure including standout tureNBA A talented Syracuse team that included Big East stars and fu f an upset at the o f ff (Binion), rebounding (Binion), assists ( illiams Claude W Eric Boyd winning the award three Joe Binion his tenure including standouts Sherman Douglas, Rony Seikaly and talented Syracuse team that included Big East stars and fu f an upset at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill against a NEXT ree, 47-41. ), George winning the award three standouts Sherman Douglas, Rony Seikaly and talented Syracuse team that included Big East stars and fu f an upset at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill against a Daniel Smith, MILES rent Mays, CENTST T TEXSOU Glen Cuiellette, ALCST Noah Johnson, Amir Hall, BOWST Faustino Saucedo, WVST ASSING P PA PERFORMANCES OP T s. Augustine St. At : NEXT 236 yards 1-21 1 Daniel Smith, MILES 241 yards 14-27 rent Mays, CENTST 294 yards 24-45 TEXSOU 1 yards 31 22-33 ALCST 352 yards 41-52 395 yards 28-44 Faustino Saucedo, WVST PERFORMANCES Elizabeth City State (1-1) Livingstone (0-3) is at 1 int. TDs (51, 47) 2 236 yards 3 ints. TD (62) 1 241 yards 2 ints. TDs (23, 16) 2 294 yards 1 int. TDs (8, 28) 2 1 yards 1 int. TDs (6, 6) 2 352 yards 1 int. TDs (79, 76, 15) 3 395 yardsFROM GAMES OF SEPT Fayette is at Elizabeth City State (1-1) (1-1), both at 1 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK TE QB A AT A ST TA V VA W 15 FROM GAMES OF SEPTfolk State PLAYERS OF THE WEEK BCSP NFL OFFENSE September 13 17, 2018 For games of folk State PLAYERS OF THE WEEKSeptember 13 17, 2018 and State University assistant two After linois, he began his coaching career at Carver High School masters a and University After receiving a bachelor (Binion), rebounding (Binion), assists ( ennesseeStateUniversity T Te and Car South at stints coaching assistant linois, he began his coaching career at Carver High School University the from degree masters Lincoln (Mo.) s degree from  After receiving a bachelor (Binion), rebounding (Binion), assists ( Corbett olina Car linois, he began his coaching career at Carver High School Il of University Lincoln (Mo.) ), yrell Henderson, WVST T RECEIVING ARKPB aeyler Porter T Ta Franklin Hosea, LINMO SOU John Lampley RUSHING Akevious Williams, BETHCKMN A& Jalen Morton, PV VA TUSK Ahmad Deramus, Michael Sims, MHOUSE Daniel Smith, MILES 173 yards 12 receptions yrell Henderson, WVST 106 yards 21 carries ARKPB 16 yards 1 19 carries Franklin Hosea, LINMO 132 yards 14 carries SOU 201 yards 18-27 Akevious Williams, BETHCKMN 208 yards 1-37 1 A&M 209 yards 10-17 TUSK 227 yards 23-36 Michael Sims, MHOUSE 236 yards TDs (76, 15) 2 173 yards TD 0 106 yards TD 0 16 yards TD 0 132 yards 1 int. TDs (31, 6, 41) 3 201 yards 0 int. TDs (4, 13) 2 208 yards 0 int. TDs (34, 3, 55) 3 209 yards 0 int. TD (24) 1 227 yards TDs (51, 47) yards in win over Seattle. for 58 yards with a long return of 32 four punt returns tion for 17 yards and 3 yards, one recep with a long run of carries for 8 yards season, TARIK COHEN Saucedo Faustino John LampleySOUTHERN QB DEFENSE yards in win over Seattle. for 58 yards with a long return of 32 four punt returns tion for 17 yards and 3 yards, one recep with a long run of carries for 8 yards ) Four N CAROLINA A&T season, RB, Chicago (2nd TARIK COHEN for 58 yards with a long return of 32 ) Four RB, Chicago (2nd and State University ennessee State University T Te and Corbett Dominique Rogers, LINP 12 Jermaine Jackson, PV 13 Hamilton, ALA&M Dylan 15 ACK L ES T TA TEXSOU ., Bobby Hartzog Jr Javarious Cheatham, MORGST Manasseh Bailey BOWST Lensana Sesay A&M Kalen Riles, PV VA Anderson, Raidarious yree, MILES T Leonard ade, CLA A ; J ust i n W que Rogers, LINP PA A&M e Jackson, PV VA Hamilton, ALA&M 103 yards 8 receptions TEXSOU 105 yards 5 receptions TUSK Javarious Cheatham, 109 yards 2 receptions MORGST 14 yards 1 1 receptions 1 BOWST 134 yards 4 receptions A&M 168 yards 8 receptions ALCST Anderson, 171 yards 5 receptions yree, MILES Austin Stephens, MILES TL ; CLA AT TDs (23, 16) 2 103 yards TDs (34, 3) 2 105 yards TDs (90, 19) 2 109 yards TD 0 14 yards TD 0 134 yards TD (8) 1 168 yards TDs (51, 47) 2 171 yards MARQUETTE KING Washington. break-up in win over fumble and pass with a sack, forced tackles, 15 solos, Led Colts with 18 lis (1st season, DARIUS LEONARD … Henderson yrell T Ty TE WR A A ST TA V VA W P, Denver (7th MARQUETTE KING SPECIAL TEAMS Washington. break-up in win over fumble and pass with a sack, forced tackles, 15 solos, Led Colts with 18 S. CAROLINA ST. lis (1st season, LB, Indianapo DARIUS LEONARD DEFENSE P, Denver (7th ) S. CAROLINA ST. LB, Indianapo ommunications I nc V C A Z EE Z MEAC, Guilford Count, MIAA Aggies basketball coach, named the basketball court for him and another legendary N o 7 ol XXV ommunications I nc V and Lincoln Un C ount MIA A A Cal Irvin Aggies basketball coach, named the basketball court for him and another legendary and Lincoln University named the basketball court for him and another legendary Mandell Ray 2 Donte Small, MORGST 3 INTERCEPTIONS Devonta Ramsuer 1.5 Jalen Dingle, KENTST 2.0 SACKS ALCST MHOUSE; Javen Morrison, Mandell Ray ; Donte Small, MORGST oris Bryant, Nykeim Floyd, FTV TUSK; V Devonta Ramsuer : Jalen Dingle, KENTST ALCST ; ALST T; ykeim Floyd, FTV VA win over his former team, Oakland. long of 66 yards, in inside the 20 with a average, one downed yards, a 51.0-yard Four punts for 204 season, MARQUETTE KING Donte Small. DB MORGAN ST win over his former team, Oakland. long of 66 yards, in inside the 20 with a average, one downed yards, a 51.0-yard Four punts for 204 FORT VALLEY STATE) season, P, Denver (7th MARQUETTE KING win over his former team, Oakland. FORT VALLEY STATE) P, Denver (7th

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Author Pens Book Detailing the Life of a Street umbers Kingpin Earlier this month, Fresh Ministries hosted a private book signing for Rhonda Baker Stansberry author of the new book, Numbers 35 & 53 The Case of The Brown Paper.Ž In the book, Baker-Stansberry tells the factual story of her father, Frank Price ChicoŽ Baker, a numbers runner and Bolita King Pin. She gives the reader an up close and personal look at the life of her father as she travels back over fifty years. The author details Chicos life including his dream of becoming a catcher in major league baseball. Once that door closed, another one opened, which led him to street life. The story details the unimaginable wealth that Baker amassed and his obsession with women and fast cars, and a mound of legal trials and tribulations. The author says that she gives the reader an opportunity to feel Chicos actual heartbeat as she tells this riveting tale of right, wrong, and the American justice system. I was a daddys girl from day one a bit of a spoiled brat. I did not believe that there was anything that my daddy could not do,Ž laughs Baker-Stansberry. But he taught me so many things. To Love God first, always treat people the way you wanted to be treated because everybody is somebody.Ž The author is currently on a book tour and is excited to tell her story. September 20 26, 2018 Mrs. Perrys Free Press Page 9 Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed over $33 billion and counting to our public education system and has sent over 775,000 studentstocollegeandbeyondon Bright Futures Scholarships. Every time you play, you grant Floridas brightest theopportunity to achieve their dreams andultimately boost the states economy,allwhilefunding thenext generation of students. Your ticket is their ticket Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Continued from page 1 Jealous, 45, faces the steepest challenge, down in polls against incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Abrams and Gillum are running for open seats. After the three spoke together on stage, Jealous listened attentively backstage as Democratic U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas laid out plans to help him with voter turnout and fundraising. Gillum, meanwhile, stood nearby shaking hands with other state elected officials and Abrams conducted a media interview. "I believe what we see in this current electoral cycle is not going to stop," Abrams said. "We have more diversity in the candidates running and in the candidates winning and particularly for women of color. ... I'm proud to be part of a national trend and I think it's a trend that's becoming a permanent one for America." None of them were heavy favorites in their primaries. Abrams is a longtime state official and former state House leader; Gillum has been a fixture of local Tallahassee politics since his college days; and Jealous is a former head of the NAACP and was a venture capitalist and activist before entering the governor's race last year. Their historic primary wins „ and the national attention it brought „ will bring out Democratic voters who might not have voted in a midterm election otherwise, they said. Midterm elections typically draw fewer than half of those eligible to vote. "I know we have people keep wanting to hedge on these races: 'Oh, you can win in the primary, but what happens in the general?'" Gillum said. "I honestly believe for all three of us, we are the best, and frankly, the most likely of the whole lot we were in to bring the kind of energy necessary in order to win states like ours." The political trio seem comfortable together and readily quote one another in interviews. They also tease one another, as they did when they turned Abrams' observations about overcoming gender and racial barriers into jokes about their respective skin tones. "I'm of a very rich brown hue," Abrams said. "I'm richer," Gillum interrupted. "It's the only thing I'm rich in." Jealous, who is biracial, smiled, then quipped: "No comment." The three of them have known one another for many years, Jealous said. He met Abrams when they were both around 20 years old, he said, and they've known Gillum since he was about that same age. "It's a special joy when you look to your left and look to your right and the people you see are the people you know and the people you trust," Jealous said. P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana was the nation's first black governor during Reconstruction, serving from 1872 to 1873. The next would not come until 1990, when Douglas Wilder would be elected in Virginia. Deval Patrick was elected in 2007 and David Paterson served as New York governor from 2008 to 2010. There has never been a black female governor in American history. "What's more important to me is that I'm opening the doors for others who may not have seen themselves in positions of power and leadership, and I can speak for communities that are unseen and unheard," Abrams said. All of them recognize the change their campaigns represent and what could be a unique place in history if they are all successful. "It is a wonderful season we are in," said Bernice King, a daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., at a later event honoring black female lawmakers. "I'm excited about the midterm elections, and I know that regardless of what the outcome is that God still has his hands on us." Black Gubernatorial ominees Become Stars in Bid to Make History The Catholic Church Played a Major Role in Slavery By Stacy M. Brown When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land and the missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.Ž „ Jomo Kenyatta, First President of Kenya, Africa Washington, D.C.September 4, 2018 … The Catholic Church played a vital role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, according to historians and several published thesis on the topic. The trans-Atlantic slave trade was introduced by the coming of the Europeans who came with the Bible in the same manner that Arab raiders and traders from the Middle East and North Africa introduced Islam through the Trans-Saharan slave trade, according to AfricaW.com, a premiere informational website available throughout the continent. In fact, the Church was the backbone of the slave trade,Ž the authors wrote. In other words, most of the slave traders and slave ship captains were very good Christians.Ž For example, Sir John Hawkins, the first slave-ship captain to bring African slaves to the Americas, was a religious man who insisted that his crew serve God dailyŽ and love one another.Ž His ship, ironically called The Good Ship Jesus,Ž left the shores of his native England for Africa in October 1562. Some historians argue that if churches had used their power, the Atlantic slave trade might have never occurred. By the same logic, others argue that the Catholic church and Catholic missionaries could have also helped to prevent the colonization and brutality of colonialism in Africa. However, according to a 2015 Global Black History report, the Catholic church did not oppose the institution of slavery until the practice had already become infamous in most parts of the world. In most cases, the churches and church leaders did not condemn slavery until the 17th century. The five major countries that dominated slavery and the slave trade in the New World were either Catholic, or still retained strong Catholic influences including: Spain, Portugal, France, and England, and the Netherlands. Many European Christian slavers perceived the Africans they encountered as irreligious and uncivilized persons. They justified slavery by rationalizing that they were Christianizing and civilizing their African captors. They were driven by missionary motives and impulses,Ž Chism said. Further, many Anglo-Christians defended slavery using the Bible. For example, white Christian apologists for slavery argued that the curse of Ham in Genesis Chapter 9 and verses 20 to 25 provided a biblical rationale for the enslavement of Blacks, Chism said. In this passage, Noah cursed Canaan and his descendants arguing that Ham would be the lowest of slaves among his brothersŽ because he saw the nakedness of his father. A further understanding of the passage also revealed that while some have attempted to justify their prejudice by claiming that God cursed the black race, no such curse is recorded in the Bible. That oft-cited verse says nothing whatsoever about skin color. Shown is Baker-Stansberry signing her book for guests (L-R) Brenda Boydston, Gwen Green, Toni Dion and Edye McCown

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Page 10 Ms. Perrys Free Press September 13 19, 2018 FOR A LIMITED TIME publix.com/order Some exclusions apply. See store. Isiah Thomas, a former star in the National Basketball Association, is partnering with Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens to encourage athletes, entertainers, and other successful people to support HBCUs. According to a statement released by the university, the new program is intended to inspire successful athletes, entertainers and other influential partners to re-commit, embrace and support historically Black colleges and universities.Ž This program will be called Lift Evry Voice.Ž This refers to the song Life Evry Voice and Sing,Ž which is commonly referred to as the Black National Anthem.Ž James Weldon Johnson wrote the song originally as a poem and had his brother John Rosamond Johnson set it to music. He was a composer and music professor at what was then Florida Baptist Academy. That educational institution is now known as Florida Memorial University. Thomas played two years of college basketball for Indiana University before entering the NBA draft. He played for 13 years for the Detroit Pistons. Thomas completed his degree from Indiana University during the Pistons offseasons and later earned his masters degree in education from the University of California Berkeley. NBA Legend Isiah Thomas Seeks to Increase Celebrities HBCU Support with Lift Every VoiceŽ Program Decades-old Case Revives African Demand for Stolen Lands When colonial powers redrew borders in Africa and picked choice lands for themselves and less desirable land for everyone else, some of those deals remained through this century. Few were undone. This week, a case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will decide if colonial deals that redrew African borders can be declared illegal and, if so, if islands taken by the United Kingdom from the nation of Mauritius can be rejoined to Mauritius as before. Mauritius says it was illegally stripped by Britain of the Chagos Islands, now home to a major U.S. air base. The British decision to separate Mauritius from the archipelago in 1965 was a bargaining chip that forced Mauritius to choose … accept the deal or never obtain independence. The deal was in breach of UN resolution 1514, passed in 1960, which specifically banned the breakup of colonies before independence, according to the Mauritian government arguing before the UN-backed court which specializes in territorial and border disputes between states. The four-day session will hear from representatives of 22 countries in a dispute over the rights of exiled islanders to return. The United States has leased the Chagos Islands biggest island, Diego Garcia, since 1966 and has built an air base there, while the entire population of around 1,500 people was forced to leave. Although ICJ opinions are not binding, they carry weight under international law. Arguing for Mauritius is elder statesman Anerood Jugnauth, 88, who served for nearly 30 years during four stints as prime minister or president of Mauritius from 19822017. The choice we were faced with was no choice at all: it was independence with detachment (of the Chagos archipelago) or no independence with detachment anyway,Ž Jugnauth told the 14-judge panel. Olivier Bancoult, leader of the Chagos Refugees Group said What we are asking for our right to live on our island as sons of the soil.Ž UK solicitor general Robert Buckland accepted that the removal of the Chagossians and their treatment thereafter was shameful and wrong and Britain deeply regrets that fact.Ž Still, he claims, in 1982, a treaty was signed between the countries that reached full and final settlementŽ of Mauritian claims to the archipelago. That deal has since been recognized by the European court of human rights. No date has been set for a decision. ia Franklin Wins Miss America The genius, intelligence, beauty and spirit of Black women, which continues to transform the world, has shined brightly again with the crowning of Nia Franklin as the first Miss America in the post-swimsuit era. It took a lot of perseverance to get here,Ž Franklin said after her win. I want to thank my beautiful family, my mom and my dad, who is a survivor of cancer.Ž An opera singer, Franklin is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and earned her masters degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts, according to her biography as reported by CNN. She moved to New York after being accepted at the Kenan Fellow program at Lincoln Center Education in Manhattan. During the competition, Franklin described how music helped her find her identity. I grew up at a predominately Caucasian school and there was only five percent minority, and I felt out of place so much because of the color of my skin,Ž Franklin said. But growing up, I found my love of arts, and through music that helped me to feel positive about myself and about who I was.Ž Franklin, who plans to advocate for the arts during her tenure as Miss America, told reporters that she was also happy that the swimsuit competition … which had been part of the overall contest throughout its 92-year history … had been discontinued. Im happy I didnt have to wear a swimsuit,Ž she said. Im more than just that.Ž A Black transgender woman was fatally shot in North Port, Florida, making her the fifth transgender woman of color slain in the state and the 21st known killing of a trans person in the country this year. London Moore was found dead on an empty road. Law enforcement officials, who misgendered Moore and referred to her by her birth name, Tyren Kinard, are treating her death as a homicide. Officials from the North Port Police Department suspect Moore was killed by someone she knew. LGBTQ activists say her death should be considered a hate crime, not only because it marks a trend of trans people being killed, but because trans women of color are mostly targeted. This would mark the 21st person in the nation since the start of the year that a transgender person has been murdered,Ž Hal Trejo, from All Rainbow and Alllied Youth Inc., told WBBH. Its the fifth person in Florida alone this year, so we see its a huge crisis and needs to be addressed and talked about.Ž Police say they do not have any information on who killed her. We have no information at this point that it was a hate crime,Ž added Joshua Taylor of the North Port Police Department. However, its on the table; certainly it could come out that way. Part of figuring out why it was done includes talking to who did it. We have to get to that point.Ž Slaying of Transgender Woman of Color in Florida is Fifth This Year London Moore

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September 20 26, 2018 Page 11 Mrs. Perrys Free Press Lisa, Gail and Renita GaLaCar Carol and Gene Downer Diana and Willie Perry SIGHTS&SCEES: Jags Defeat Patriots Stay Tuned: Marvel has a Killmonger Comic Book Mini-series in the Works Earlier this year, fans all over the globe were introduced to Erik Killmonger, the sympathetic villain in Black Panther Now, theres an upcoming series in the works based on the character brought to life by Michael B. Jordan. The comic book mini-series will reportedly chronicle the tale of a Wakandan who was exiled to the United States. Just like in the blockbuster film, over time, he becomes consumed by his bitterness, eventually evolving into a super-villain. In a recent interview, writer Bryan Hill Hill opened up about how Black Panther inspired the new series. With Erik, I feel like its really a tragedy. Its a story of a guy who was failed a lot by Wakanda in certain ways, by the people he met outside of Wakanda, by his own conscience in other ways, and I wanted to paint a portrait of that,Ž he said. Hill also discussed how he wanted to expand on the significance of the final battle scene between Killmonger (played by Jordan) and the Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman.) To me the iconic fight between Erik Killmonger and TChalla is tragic. Its something that shouldnt happen. Its a conflict thats born from a tragic misunderstanding and a young man who was violently taken from his home,Ž he explained. He grew up in exile and had only his anger to nurture him. So by the time we get to the event of the waterfall [fight between Killmonger and TChalla in Don McGregors run], it doesnt read hero and villain to me as much as, the world failed. I wanted to explore it from that context, and I wanted to explore the thoughts and the feelings of a person exiled from his homeland, from his belief system, whos using revenge as a guiding light.Ž Hill also noted that the series will delve deeper into the Wakandan spiritualism and how [Killmonger is] wrestling with what he desires in the moment.Ž Hopefully readers will get to see new dimensions of the character, and the story will take them into pretty unexpected places,Ž he added. Killmonger is slated to be released sometime in December 2018. Veteran Who inspired Colin Kaepernicks Kneeling Protest Wants to set the Record Straight by Blue Testuma (TG) Nate Boyer, the former Green Beret whose conversation with Colin Kaepernick literally inspired the former 49ers quarterback to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, wants to set the record straight once and for all. This week, Boyer spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the protests that have become a cultural firestorm and sparked political unrest and controversy all throughout the NFL. Boyer, who had multiple war deployments as a Green Beret, loves football just as much as Kaepernick and even tried out for the Seattle Seahawks at one point. And admits he was initially disappointedŽ when he first heard Kaepernick was sitting down during the national anthem. But instead of spouting out divisive rhetoric, he decided to instead send a thoughtful open letter to Kaepernick which appeared in the Army Times and eventually went viral. His words touched Kaepernick so much, the veteran was asked to meet with him and teammate Eric Reid. During their heart-to-heart Kaepernick was adamant he would not stand, so they all began to brainstorm ways to protest beyond sitting on the bench. During the next game … in a show of solidarity to both his activism and his respect for the armed forces … Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem, while Boyer, with his hand over his heart, stood alongside him on the sideline in street clothes. I was showing that I support his right to do that, I support the message behind what hes demonstrating for,Ž he explained to the LA Times. But Im also standing with pride because I feel differently in a lot of ways too. But theres nothing wrong with feeling differently and believing different things. We can still work together to make this place better.Ž In addition to fact checking conservatives, he also wants to make some clarifications for liberals who mistakenly claim he told Colin Kaepernick to take a knee. And Im like, I didnt tell him to do anything,Ž he explained. I definitely didnt tell him to protest. What I did was meet with him, make suggestions on different ways to do it after he was already protesting. And worked with him to kind of come to a middle ground.Ž And as for conservatives: [They] put all veterans in this box and say, Youre offending every veteran. Thats also ridiculous. Or, Hes protesting the anthem. Hes not protesting the national anthem. It has become an anthem debate, but thats not what the protest is about. Its about racial inequality, police brutality.Ž Killmonger was broght to life by actor Michael B. Jordan ew mystery thriller by Dr. Ian Smith shines light on the secret and sometimes dangerous world of Ivy League clubsCelebrity medical expert and The New York Times best selling author Dr. Ian Smith is swerving from his usual message of health and wellness and releasing a new mystery novel that gives a rare view into the secret societies of Ivy League universities. The Ancient ine, released this week, focuses on the fictional character Spenser Collins, a young Black man from Chicago, and his foray into the covert world of so-called final clubsŽ at Harvard University. Collins quickly finds himself lured into a twisted tale involving the death of a friends uncle and a century-old mystery surrounding a students disappearance. Harvards final clubs are akin to the male-centric, restricted clubs weve always heard about, but were never welcomed to enter. Young white men whose last names include Bush, Rockefeller and Kennedy, are typically among the members along with the sons of moguls and old-money scions. Smith has an interesting perspective as one of the few Black men at Harvard College to have been invited into a final club and experienced it first hand. Though Harvard today is trying to crack down on these secret organizations, they were in full swing in Smiths day.

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Michael Huyghue has a unique prospective on the game of football. As a former collegiate star, sports agent, and NFL executive he has seen the sport from various angles. He is one of a handful of people to ever be a professional athlete, sports agent and executive. Those experiences led him to write his new book, Behind the Line of Scrimmage: Inside the Front Office of the NFLŽ Last week, Huyghue appeared at Barnes & Noble for a free book signing and discussion regarding his new project. In the book he chronicles his journey from childhood athletics to one of the highest-ranking black executives in the NFL. During his book discussion, Michael Huyghue recanted his journey in professional sports, as well as explained how race and racism operate both within and beyond the NFL and world of sports executives. Huyghue is donating a portion of the book sale proceeds to the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida. His insights into the inner working of the NFL and his navigation through it will be invaluable advice to those interested in careers in the professional sports industry,Ž says Reggie Williams, former NFL. All-Pro Linebacker and NFL World League General Manager. Ms. Perrys Free Press Page 12 September 20 26, 2018 Shown is Huyghue autographing his book for Richard Miller. TMYou can help aleviate hunger right in your comunity. Just donate to Fod for Sharing at checkout September 6…22, 2018, to help those in ned. publix.com/fodforsharing Sports Agent Michael Huyghues Memoirs Offers Glimpse into Football Life Camille Cosby Appears at Judicial Review Board Camille Cosby has filed an official complaint about her husbands judge to the Judicial Conduct Review Board of Pennsylvania. One week before iconic comedian Bill Cosby faces sentencing in his assault case and just a week after defense attorneys filed a motion asking for Judge Steven T. ONeill to recuse himself, Camille Cosby arrived in Harrisburg, Pa., seeking relief. The public, and Mr. Cosby, were entitled to know about Judge ONeills bias before the judge made these rulings,Ž Camille Cosby said. That this judge would hide his bias and decide that his rival, the former D.A., could not be trusted to give truthful testimony, shows that the judge let his own personal feelings override Mr. Cosbys right to a fair trial. If a judge would do this in a case as highprofile as this one, then he cannot be trusted to be a fair judge for anyone else either.Ž The former D.A. Bruce Castor told NNPA Newswire that he was disgustedŽ by the prosecution of Cosby after himself promising the legend years ago that if he sat for a deposition and waived his right to remain silent, his words could never be used against him by any future D.A. The current D.A., Kevin Steele, ran an election campaign on the grounds that he was going to get Cosby,Ž and received the support of Cosby accuser Andrea Constand in his campaign bid. What is happening to Cosby, as bad a man as he undoubtedly is, should never happen to anyone in America,Ž Castor said. Im 36 years in the justice system, much of it at a pretty high level and Im disgusted that any citizen entitled to the presumption of innocence has been treated this way,Ž Castor said. Legal experts also have expressed concern that ONeill refused to rule on whether the 12year statute of limitations in the case expired, thus avoiding any prosecution of Cosby. Instead, he sent the matter to jurors, who didnt appear to consider it. Last week, Cosbys attorney Joseph Green filed a motion aimed at getting ONeill to recuse himself and appoint another judge to consider the case. Green argued that the case has to go back to when it started in early 2016 when Cosby repeatedly sought to get the charges thrown out and the judge to step down. ONeill repeatedly denied his motions.