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Florida star
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General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: Editorial
        page A 2
    Section A: Main: Lifestyle
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Church
        page A 4
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: State
        page A 6
    Section A: Main: National
        page A 7
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 8
    Section B: Prep Rap
        page B 1
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
    Section C: Local
        page C 1
    Section C continued
        page C 2
    Section C: Around the Area
        page C 3
        page C 4
    Section C continued
        page C 5
    Section C: Sports
        page C 6
    Section C continued
        page C 7
        page C 8
    Section D: Television
        page D 1
        page D 2
        page D 3
        page D 4
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Teen Arrested In Violent Assault Of A 7-Year-Old
Teen-age Crime in Jacksonville Reaches a Record High


Residents of
Jacksonville are baffled by
this past weekend's attack
on seven-year-old Aumari
Gray wherein a teenage boy
has been arrested. The city
has witnessed eight teen
murders this year. What are
these acts telling us? State
Attorney Harry Shorstein
has activated a juvenile pro-
gram that perhaps we must
now take more seriously.
Reports show that
Dennis D. Thomas, 14, a
Highlands Middle School
student has been charged
with a felony and aggravat-
ed Kanterx for the assault
that caused an extreme


amount of damage to
Aumari's beautiful face.
Aumari had gotten permis-
sion from her family to visit
a neighbor to buy a home-
made frozen treat from the
"honey dripper' lady's house
when she was approached
by the suspect who she said
grabbed her and choked her
while dragging her into the
woods. When her grand-
mother learned that she had
not returned from the
"Candy Lady's" house, she
and her daughter went out
to look for her, calling her
name. They finally heard a
faint voice, answer "yes".
The police were called and


Dennis D. Thomas
were advised that Aumari's
student ID had been lost in
'the wooded area. The offi-
cers found a pair of shoes,
the victim's student ID and
several plastic bags, one,
Teen continued on C-8


Two Arrested For Drug Trafficking


CLAY COUNTY, Fla.-
Detectives seized over V2
kilo of suspected pow-
dered cocaine, eight grams
of suspected crack cocaine,
a Colt .45 caliber handgun,
and assorted drug para-
phernalia from two men
renting a mobile home in
Clay County. The two
men, Daniel Coleman Jr.,
28, and Artis Grant, Jr., 28,
are from South Florida. A


warrant had been issued,
when it was suspected they
were maintaining a drug
dwelling and possession of
drug paraphernalia. When
the officers arrived, the
men fled out a rear door.
Coleman was apprehended
immediately. Grant was
apprehended after a brief
foot chase. The men were
denied bond.


Ministers, Parents And Activists March For
Head Start Children
JACKSONVILLE,
Fla.-Many were up early
Monday morning, August
8 in protest of pre-kinder-
garten children starting
with the Head Start pro-
gram at the old Forest Park
Elementary School site.
They were there in an
effort to stop the parents
from bringing their chil-
Head Start continued on C-3 Protesters at the old Forest P


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JOHNH. JOHNSON: ANAMERICAN

LEGEND HAS GONE, B UT LEFT HIS MARK


Chicago-Publisher
John H. Johnson founder
of Ebony and Jet maga-
zines countered stereo-
typical coverage of
blacks after World War II.
This move turned him
into one of the most influ-
ential black leaders in
America. He died of heart
failure after a long illness
on Monday, August 7,
2005, announced his
company. Johnson was
87.
The Rev. Jesse
Jackson said Johnson
gave blacks the first mir-
ror to see themselves "as
a people of dignity, a peo-
ple with intelligence and
beauty."
"John Johnson
changed black America
for the good and we are
all indebted to his exam-
ple," Jackson said. "A
giant has gone to rest."
In the beginning,
..Ebony and Jet jolted
black readers with violent
images that lent visibility
and momentum to the
civil rights movement.
More profoundly, his
magazine's philosophy
was to reflect the "happi-
er side" of black
American life, and that
"deep down, at the end of
the day, we're trying to'
give people hope," he
said.
But from the early
days of. the civil rights
movement in the 1950s
and 1960s, readers of
Ebony and Jet saw vivid
images of the tumult over
school desegregation, the


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Early issues of Ebony (1968
and Jet (1974). EBONY, has
been the number one African
American magazine in the
world every consecutive yea
since its founding in 1945
and JET, the world's No.
African-American newsweek
ly magazine, founded in 1951
Johnson Publishing
Company, Inc. has been the
world's largest Black-ownei
publishing company in thi
world for 60 years.

lynched body of Emmett
Till, police beating blacks
and the assassinations of
Martin Luther King and
Malcolm X. Jackson who
once worked on Johnson's
loading dock, said Till's
photograph inspired Rosa
Parks to spark the
Montgomery, Alabama,
bus boycott.
Yet, readers also read
about black celebrities and
absorbed hints on. accu-
mulating wealth.


Johnson's magazines
became must-reading for
many blacks Ebony's
circulation grew to nearly
two million, Jet to nearly
one million leading to
the oft-heard adage in the
black community: "If it
wasn't in Jet, it didn't
happen."
"He gave African
Americans a voice and a
face, in his words, 'a new
sense of somebody-ness,'
Johnson continued on C-8


NEWS IN BRIEF
Thousands Walked in
Atlanta to Save Voting
Rights
Many local and
national activists,
celebrities and mothers
and fathers in tow with
their children came
together in downtown
Atlanta as individual
protest to call for the
reauthorization of key
provisions of the historic
federal Voting Rights
Act. The march and rally
was held on August 6th,
exact date of the 40th
anniversary of the Voting


Rights Act's signing by
President Lyndon Baines
Johnson. (See pictures on
Page C3)

Fugitive Couple Found
The fugitive couples,
George, 34 and Jennifer
Hyatte, 31, were located
.in an Ohio hotel
Wednesday after about 25
officers surrounded their
room. The couple was
wanted for the murder of
a Tennessee correctional
officer. Jennifer is
accused of killing the cor-
rectional officer to help
her husband escape. The
couple met while he was


an inmate and she was a
prison nurse.
Texas Is Fourth State To
Have Non-White
Majority Population
The U. S. Census
Bureau said that accord-
ing to the latest Census,
about 50.2 percent of
Texans are now minori-
ties. Texas joins
California, New Mexico
and Hawaii as states with
majority-minority popu-
lations. Five other states
are not far behind. They
are Maryland,
Mississippi, Georgia,
New York and Arizona,


with about 40 percent
minorities.

Haitian-born Female To
Become Canadian
Governor General


Michaelle Jean


A Haitian-born female
journalist from Quebec


will become Canada's
new governor general -
the representative of head
of state Queen Elizabeth.
The appointment was
announced last
Wednesday by Canadian
Prime Minister Paul
Martin. Michaelle Jean,
48, will become Canada's
first black governor gen-
eral and will begin her
new position on October
1, 2005. Her parents were
political exiles who fled
the brutal regime of dic-
tator Frangois "Papa
Doc" Duvalier in the
1960s.


Jacksonville City
Council Approves
Zone for Drinking
The City Council
approved a bill Tuesday
regulating public drink-
ing, replacing a similar
ordinance that was ruled
unconstitutional.
Drinking will not be
allowed on city property
including streets, side-
walks and parks but can
be served at Alltel
Stadium and the
Baseball Grounds. The
zones where drinking
will be allowed include
the Jacksonville
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Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson
First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame


One of the great achieve-
ments of American society
since the civil rights years of
the 1950s and 1960s has been
the acknowledgment that
ours is a multi-racial and
multiethnic society.,
That acknowledgement
has thankfully taken America
far beyond the old notion of
the "melting-pot"-a notion
whose actual reality was that
only members of white-eth-
nic groups were eligible for
assimilation.
Now, even a quick-perus-
al of the spectrum of occupa-
tions, from high political
office to law, medicine, busi-
ness, and academia to, final-
ly, the great run of white-col-
lar and blue-collar jobs will
find an inclusiveness, an
involvement by people of
color at all levels that a scant
forty years ago was hardly
more than the dream of ideal-
ists.
That involvement, and, in
turn, the consumer power it
has put in the hands of people
of color, is perhaps most dra-
matically reflected in televi-
sion commercials, according
to Pamela Newkirk, a New
York University journalism
professor writing in the cur-
rent issue of the National
Urban League's Opportunity
Journal magazine.
She notes that |many of
today's television commer-


cials-whose purpose is to sur-
round the product they're
selling with a "world" that is
attractive to viewers-present
a noticeably integrated land-
scape "that has outpaced both
the actual diversity of most
American neighborhoods,
schools and churches, and
the casts of television
shows."
There are exceptions,
however to the successes of
this dynamic of inclusion-
institutions and events for
which being white still seems
to be the most important
requirement for participation.
Some of the most signifi-
cant of these exceptions are
the Sunday morning network
and cable television talk
shows.
There, the virtual absence
of people of color as partici-
pants makes these shows
appear to still be rooted in the
mentality of the 1950s-when
the larger society deemed
discussion of serious issues,
concerning national and for-
eign affairs as "white folks'
business."
The National Urban
League Policy Institute, our
Washington, D.C.-based
,governmental and research
unit, has just released a study
which shows that these pro-
grams "consistently fail to
include African Americans in
their lineups, either as inter-


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view guests or analysts."
For example, during the
18-month period studied, 61
percent of all the Sunday
morning talk shows featured
no black guests; just 8 per-
cent of the 2,100 guest
appearances on these pro-
grams were by African
Americans; and appearances
by just .three African
Americans-Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, former
Secretary of State Colin
Powell, and journalist Juan
Williams accounted for 69
percent of the appearances by
black guests on them.
No one should think this
lack of a black presence
unimportant, or merely a
concern of those "inside the,
beltway" road network sur-
rounding Washington,-D.C.,
where these programs origi-
nate.
For one thing, this
dynamic of exclusion applies
even more powerfully to
other Americans, including
Latino Americans, Native
Americans, Asian Americans
and Muslim Americans.
For another, as the Urban
League policy Institute report
points out, "Sunday morning
talk shows play a unique and
substantial role in the politi-
cal discourse in America ...
and are a crucial staple in the
public discussion, under-
standing and interpretation of
politics and government and
other issues in the United
States. Each Sunday these
programs signal what is news
and who are the newsmakers.
Their selection and presenta-
tion of guests determine who
are the experts on a topic and


what voices and views will
be considered authoritative.
[They] frame the perception
and coverage of issues that
have a substantial impact on
the American public."
Spokesmen for the talk
shows generally imply that
the pool of people they draw
from is itself not diverse.
But, given that the signif-
icant development and
expansion of African
Americans and other people
of color in fields of scholar-
ship and government service,
including foreign affairs, and
in law and business-the
bread-and-butter topics of
these programs-has been
occurring for more than three
decades now, there's no
excuse for this exclusion.
We hope this report will
be an alarm to the networks
and cable programs: They are
missing insights on and per-
spectives about the affairs
that concern us all. We also
intend for the National Urban
League Policy Institute
report to inspire African
Americans and other people
of color at all levels of the
society to make their voices
heard, and to listen to the
voices of other Americans at
the local as well as national
level,
As our 24-hour news and
information world makes
dramatically clear, we all live
in a national as well as glob-
al village. Those who pretend
that the views of only one
group of people count are
doomed to make fools of
themselves most of all.


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Mary Kay's Local Entrepreneurs Honored
Earlier this summer local Mary Kay Entrepreneurs
were eagerly preparing for the annual national sales
meeting in Dallas, Texas and while in Dallas their Ruby
Seminar had the largest attendance. The Ruby Seminar
is also on the road to making history during the next
year with the goal of having fifty new national sales
directors. Three of the fifty will be African American
national sales directors. Included in the award-winning
group is none other than our own First Coaster, Mrs.
Kimberly McKissick. Prior to the Dallas meeting area
Mary Kay directors Mesdames Kimberly McKissick,
Melissa Gun, Vedia Matthews, Rhodesia Butler and
Sabrina Dinkins honored their respective teams at
their annual awards event.
Mary Kay events are known for being spirit-filled,
energetic and enthusiastic. And course with Reverend
Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr. serving as master of cere-
monies it was all of this on an elevated level, at the Be-
The-Light Conference Centerf
Among .those honored for their extensive recruit-
ment and sales production at the awards event were:
Mesdames Rose Koons, LaWanda Wright, Olayemi
Medlock, Sabrina Lasside, Michelle Davis
Singleton, Yemmie Medlock, and Sandra Gardner.
Now that the consultants are back from Dallas they
are already planning for their Leadership meeting in
January 2006.
Congratulations to these outstanding entrepreneurs!

Fun, Fun, Fun Celebrating The Big '50'
It was a family affair at the 50th Birthday celebration
S for Ms. Brenda Frinks held recently at the
Jackson-ville Beach home of the honoree. Relatives of
Mrs. Frinks at the party were: her mom, Mrs. Essie M.
'Patterson, community activist & Retired School
i teacher in Abbeville, SC; her son, Javan Frinks, a stu-
;dent and media consultant, residing in Abbeville, SC;
:her daughter, Ms. Syrita Frinks, floor manager for
:Handy Man, Jacksonville; her brother, Lemuel A
Patterson, III, educational consultant & doctoral can-
:didate, Columbia South Carolina and his lovely wife;
:her niece, Ms. Jennifer Patterson, Wastewater
S Management & Master degree candidate; and nephew
Keis Patterson, entrepreneur, who has plans to relocate
:to the First Coast.
The lovely Frinks beach home overflowed to the
;garden with friends and family for this festive event.
There was an abundance of food, wine and song at the
affair. Everyone was having a wonderful time! Ms
Frinks is the owner of BFA, an entertainment related
:business providing services to a variety of venues
including the World Golf Village, Black Expo,
;Durkeeville Historical Society, Jazz Festivals in
Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, to name a few.
-Her company also provides counseling in the
Department of Juvenile Justice's target area neighbor-
:hoods.
Ms Frinks is probably best known for her contribu-
'tions to the World of Nations Celebration and Project
:Safe Place at the Youth Crisis Center.
Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Ms. ,Brenda
:Frinks!
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.presented August 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 2005 at the
:Ezekial Bryant Auditorium at FCCJ's North Campus.
S :For ticket information call 904 765-7373.

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Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-

MEN AND WOMEN ON PARADE-The Men of Allen of
St. Paul AME Church will host Men and Women on Parade
on Sunday, August 14, at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Men of
Allen organizations in Jacksonville and surrounding areas
and the public are invited to attend. Faheem Rasheed is the
local President of The Men of Allen. The church is located
at 6910 New Kings Rd. The Rev. Marvin Zanders, II, Pastor.
ST. STEPHEN AME CHURCH CONTINUES
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION-St.
Stephen AME Church will conclude the celebration of it's
113th Church Anniversary on Sunday, August 14. Church
School begins at 9:00 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:00
a.m. Bishop Sam Green, Presiding Prelate of the AME
Church's 15th Episcopal District is the ,speaker.
"Remembering The Past, Relishing The Present, Investing In
The Future" is the theme. Levon Brunett, General
Chairperson. Larry Jones, Co-Chairperson. Rev. Michael L.
Mitchell, Pastor. The church is located at 913 W. Fifth St.
ANNUAL MEN'S DAY-The public is invited to attend the
Annual Men's Day Celebration on Sunday, August 14, 4:00
p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 271 W. King St.
in St. Augustine, Fla. Minister Willie L. Garvin of St. Marys
Missionary Baptist Church is the speaker. Rev. Willie


DEATH


NOTICES
BARNES-Samie Lee, 58, died
August 3, 2005.
BLACK-David L., died July 29,
2005.
BRAHMAN-Karen, died August 3,
2005.
BROWN-William, died August 9,
2005. A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
BURKE-Roland, 39, August 1, 2005.
CUYLER-Doris, died August 3,
2005.
DAVIS-Elbert, died August 7, 2005.
DAVIS-Mamie B., died August 5,
2005. A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
FELTON-Ms. Johnnie, 63, died
August 2, 2005.
FOSTER-Frank Delanor, 71, died
August 6, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
GRANT-Doretha, died August 7,
2005. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc.
GREENE-Lena E. Greene, died
August 3, 2005.
HELMS-Albert L., Jr., 78, died
August 4, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
HOGAN-Donald Jamaal, died
August 7, 2005.
HOPKINS-Merdina Z, died August
7, 2005.
HORNE-Benjamin, died August 8,
2005.
HOWARD-Raymond, died August 2,
2005.
HUGHES-Elsie, died August 3,
2005.
JORDAN-Jimmy L., died August 4,
2005.
MURPHY-Alfreda, 63, died August
6, 2005.
NEWTON-Charles L., died August 6,
2005.
PRESSLEY-Rev. Timothy A., died
August 1, 2005.
PRITCHARD-Hattie Bell, died
August 5, 2005.
PUGH-Hewitt Lee, 88, died August
7, 2005. Alphonso West Mortuary,
Inc.
REDFORD-Herlene, died August 2,
2005.
RUSCHMEYER-Robert E., died
August 3, 2005.
SANTACRUZ-George Renard, died
August 5, 2005.
SMITH-James F., died August 6,
2005.
SMITH-Mary, died August 7,,2005.
SMITH-Willie B., died August 5.
THOMPSON-Lonnie M., died
August 6, 2005. A.B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc.
WILLIAMS-Kathleen; 56, died
August 1, 2005.
WILSON-Ernest A., died August 6,
2005.
WRIGHT-Mae Vera Hall, 52, died
August 5, 2005.


PHONE


HOME


IT'S ME


GOD!

When Jesus gave the
Sermon on the Mount, He
was giving hope to a people
long oppressed by an impe-
rial government.
He said the last shall be
first, and the meek will
inherit the- earth. However,
some in the crowd didn't
understand what He really
meant.
Christ was not telling
them they would ultimately
triumph over their con-
querors.
He was telling them that
they would be rewarded on
another plane for their suf-
fering.
While He couldn't deliv-
er them from the hands of
the Romans, he could deliv-
er them from sin and strife.
Jesus' words and His
mission were often misinter-
preted. It was for this reason
He was considered a danger-
ous rebel.
It was feared He would
stir up the people, causing
them to rise against those
who ruled them. How wrong
they were!
Jesus paid the ultimate
price with His life.
However, it was through His
death that mankind was
delivered from sin and given
the promise of eternal happi-
ness in Heaven.

(c) 2005 DBR Media,


Pittman, Assistant Pastor. Rev. Randy Hezekiah, Pastor.
RETIREMENT CELEBRATION-A Retirement celebra-
tion honoring Rev. A.B. Coleman, Jr. will be held Saturday,
August 27, 5:00 p.m. at Philippians Community Church
(multipurpose facility), 7578 New Kings Rd. The donation
for the occasion is $35. For further information call
904/713-9821 or 904/765-4080.
PRISON FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES-The Prison
Fellowship Ministries of Jacksonville will meet Thursday,
August 25, 7:00 p.m. at 2519 Soutel Dr. State Executive
Director Suanne Hance is the guest speaker. For more infor-
mation, contact Sam Roberts at 904/994-1044.
MUSIC FOR SUNDAY MORNING-The Unitarian
Universalist Church of Jacksonville, 7405 Arlington
Expressway (North Service Road) presents Musical
Celebrations on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. The dates and per-
formers are: Sunday, August 14, Mary Loud Wesley
Krosnick (piano) and Aaron Krosnick (violin); Sunday,
August 21, Bill Cuthbert (Marimba; and Sunday, August 28
(TBA).
REVIVAL-Second Missionary Baptist Church, 954 Kings
Rd. invites the public to attend a Revival August 24-26 at
7:00 p.m. nightly. Rev. Roland H. Oliver of St. Johns
Missionary Baptist Church of Palmetto, FL is the speaker.
"Jesus and Me" is the theme taken from Colossians 1:10. Dr.
Odell Smith, Jr., Pastor.
CHAMBER MUSIC SECOND SEASON-The 1Chamber
Music Society of Good Shepherd's second season of free
concerts includes performances at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August
21, and Sunday, September 18, all in Craig Hall. Church of
The Good Shepherd is located at Park and Stockton Streets.
Henson Markham, Artistic Director. David Bowen, MM.,
Organist-choirmaster. Rev. James W. Harris, Jr., Rector.
CELEBRATION FOR YEARS OF SERVICE-Rev.
Dr. Richard L. Wilson, Sr. will be honored for 52 years
of service as Pastor of West Friendship Baptist Church
on August 17 through August 19, nightly at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Wilson has served at West Friendship since
October 12, 1953. Pastors and participating congrega-
tions include Rev. Ernie L. Murray and St. Thomas
,Baptist Church, Rev. Landon L. Williams and
Macedonia Baptist Church, Rev. Tom E. Diamond and
Abyssinia Baptist Church, and the East Florida &
Bethany Association.
UPLIFT JESUS-The Sword and Shield Kingdom
Outreach Ministry of The Christian Fellowship Gospel
Chorus will uplift Jesus in praises, preaching and
singing on Sunday, August 28, 3:45 p.m. at The father's
House Conference Center, 1820 Monument Rd.,
Building 2. Various Christians from around the city
will participate Admission is free. Minister Lou
McCormick-Watson, Evangelist Ethel Pritchard,, and
Rev. Mattie Freeman invite the public to attend.
MUSICAL EVENT-The Sword and Shield Kingdom
Outreach Ministry of the Christian Fellowship Gospel
Chorus will lift up Jesus with praises, preaching and
singing on Sunday, August 28 at 3:45 p.m. at the
father's House Conference Center located at 1820
Monument Rd.-Building #2. The public is invited to
attend this free event.'
FREE HAIR CUTS FOR SCHOOL-AGE BOYS -
This event will be held at the Gateway Mall on
Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. until Noon. A drawing
for a bike will be held at Noon. The Christian Call for
Action is the sponsor.


The A, B, C's


Of Christ's Blood

Submitted By Pastor George Harvey, Jr.
Mt. Charity Missionary Baptist Church

As you may know, public school began on Monday, August
8 in Jacksonville, In terms of Fundamentals, I was blessed
to preach on the A, B, C's of Christ Blood in the morning
service on Sunday, August 7 at. Mt. Charity Missionary
Baptist Church:


The Church Directory

"Come and Worship With Us"


MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...v*as buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
- International Sunday' School...........5:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of-Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Adress: 723 W.'4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org


New Bethlehem Missi6nary Baptist.Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208

Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review 8:00 p.m. 1 I.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home


CHRISTIAN FAMILY


WORSHIP CENTER

Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor


220 NE. 1st Ave.
P.O. Box 2187
High Springs, FL 32655


CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
HOME-(386) 454-8251
CELL-(386) 344-0058


Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m..
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.

Mid-Week:
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service.............. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities


.DIRECTOR -
Coping with Death, Grief, and Loss Part III


More Common Reactions
to Loss.
Depression
After recognizing the true
extent of the loss, some individu-
als may experience depressive
symptoms. Sleep and appetite
disturbance, lack of energy and
concentration, and crying spells
are some typical symptoms.
Feelings of loneliness, empti-
ness, isolation, and self-pity can
also surface -during this phase,
contributing to this reactive
depression. For many, this phase
must be experienced in order to
begin reorganizing one's life.
Anger
This reaction usually occurs
when an individual feels helpless


and.powerless. Anger may result
from feeling abandoned, occur-
ring in cases of loss through
death. Feelings of resentment
may occur toward one's higher
power or toward life in general
for the injustice of this loss.
After an individual acknowl-
edges anger, guilt may surface
due to expressing these negative
feelings. Again, these feelings"
are natural and should be hon-
ored to resolve the grief.
Next Week: More
Common Reactions to Loss.

A.B. COLEMAN
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Moncrief Rd.
Tel: 768-0507
www.ABColeman.com


A = Atoning Blood of Christ, Leviticus 17:11;
B = Blessed Blood of Christ, Matthew 26:28;
C = Covenant Blood of Christ, Luke 22:20;
D = Divine Blood of Christ, Acts 20:28;
E = Efficacious Blood of Christ, I John 1:7;
F = Failh-Cenitcred blood of Christ, Romans 3:25;
G = Go(pel-\\'o. en Blood of Christ, I Cor. 15:3;
H = Holy-Place Blood of Christ, Hebrews 9:12;
I = Incorruptible Blood of Christ, I Peter 1:18-19;
J = Justifying Blood of Christ, Romans 5:9;
K = Keystone Blood of Christ, Revelation 5:9;
L = Love-Centered Blood of Christ, Rev.. 1:5;
M = Mediating Blood of Christ, Hebrews 12:24;
N = Necessary Blood of Christ, Hebrews 9:22;
0 = Offertory Blood of Christ, Hebrews 9:14;
P = Protective Blood of Christ, Revelation 1.2:11;
Q = Quickening Blood of Christ, Ephesians 2:1;
R = Redeeming Blood of Christ, Ephesians 1:7;
S = Sinless Blood of Christ, Hebrews 4:15 & 7:26;
T =Types-Fulfilled Blood of Christ, Ex. 12:12-13;
U = Unifying Blood of Christ, Ephesians 2:13-15;
V = Vesture-Dipped Blood of Christ, Rev. 19:13,;
W = Washed in The Blood of Christ, Rev. 7:14;
X = (e)Xceptional Blood of Christ, Zechariah 13:1;
Y = Yard-stick Blood of Christ, Isaiah 53:1-12;
Z = Zalously-Proclaimed Blood phrist, I Cor, 9'16.


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*!I V Y


:-Managing a Responsible Course for Jacksonville


At least once a year, fam-
ilies across our city sit down
and delve into the complex
world of finance. From plan-
ning for a major purchase to
.simply looking for ways to
cut corners, budgeting is a
challenging, but necessary,
part of everyone's life.
Government, too, must
budget its operations. And
each July, it is my responsi-
bility to present to
Jacksonville's City Council
a balanced budget that will
guide our city for the next
year.
Although the challenges
are essentially the same as
those faced by a family -
balancing needs and wants
against available revenue
and wise financial practices
creating a city budget is
more complex because of its
larger size. That's especially
true here in Jacksonville,
where our budget serves a
population greater than that
of the 'states of Vermont,
North Dakota, Delaware or
Wyoming! Add in the fact
that my proposed budget for
next year is the most finan-
cially responsible in recent
'history, and you get an idea
of the magnitude of the task.
Facing increased compe-
tition for limited funds, we
prioritized the use of taxpay-
er dollars even more careful-
ly than before. Through
consolidating functions, out-
sourcing certain services
and implementing cutting-
edge technology, the budget
I proposed cuts operating
expenses across city depart-
ments by $31 million. The
only major increase in this
budget is in the area of pub-
lic safety, one of my top pri-

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orities. We have reaffirmed
our pledge to make
Jacksonville the safest city
in America, increasing fund-
ing for public safety by
$38.7 million. To securely
take Jacksonville into the
future, we've also proposed
four bold, new fiscal poli-
cies that include reducing -
and eventually eliminating -
the use of one-time funds for
recurring expenses; estab-
lishing greater and more
protected operating and
emergency reserves; and
creating an annual Capital
Improvement Plan account-
ing for operating costs, such
as electricity and staff
salaries, for all planned cap-
ital projects.
Perhaps the most misun-
derstood part of my budget
proposal has been the pro-
posed property tax reduc-
tion. Be assured that the
budget I have proposed will
not .raise your property tax
rate. Property taxes will go
down not up as a result of
the budget I submitted to
Council on July 15.
In fact, my budget con-
tinues to lower the property
tax rate. This year marks the
11th straight year of reduced
property tax rates in
Jacksonville. During my
term in office, we have
reduced property taxes by
over half a mill for a cumu-
lative benefit to the taxpay-
ers of $31.7 million.
Our proposed property
tax rate of 9.65 mills is
lower than last year's rate.
It's also nearly 30 percent
lower than the rate of any
other major city in Florida!
And our city provides tax-
payers with more benefits


Jacksonville Mayor John
Peyton
for less money than any city
in the state. Other major
cities charge a fee for
garbage collection and
impose a sales tax for their
hospital districts on top of
their already-higher proper-
ty tax rates. Jacksonville's
government pays for those
costs out of regular property
tax revenue by working
harder, smarter and more
efficiently.
As your, mayor, I will
continue to build upon the
foundation of strong leader-
ship and fiscal discipline
that has made this city great.
Through cutting spending,
improving services, main-
taining public safety and
implementing stable finan-
cial practices, I am honoring
my commitment to be the
best possible steward of
your tax dollars.
Each of you is a stake-
holder in this business called
government and I encourage
your interest in the financial
future of this city. If'you
would like to read my com-
plete budget address to the
City Council, please visit
www.coj.net.


A New Partnership
By Wellington E. Webb

First was the Great
Depression, which creat-
ed the political environ-
ment for FDR and the
New Deal and the forma-
tion of a
progressive/minority/Sou
them coalition that held
together for two decades.
Second were the Civil
Rights movement and the
Great Society programs
that expanded the notion
of economic justice to
include social justice as
well.
Third was the so-call
Reagan Revolution. At its
best, this. movement
found expression in a
profound respect for the
market place and recogni-
tion that the free market
system is essential to eco-
nomic prosperity and
individual liberty. At its
worst, it represented cal-
lousness toward those
who live in the shadows
of life, the impoverished,
chronically ill and dis-
abled
Now, exactly 25 years
after the last political
movement of genera-
tional significance we
face another historic
crossroads.
It is a widespread
uncertainty born from
war, terrorism, social
transformation, rapid
advances in technology,
accelerated demographic
changes and the global-
ization of the economy. In
order to face these diffi-
cult times, I suggest a
new consensus and coor-
dination among four of
the most respected anry
influential organizations
in our nation. These
organizations share a pas-
sion and commitment for
education, social issues,
economic opportunity
and immigration.
They are:
The National Urban
League under the charis-
matic leadership of
President and CEO Marc
Morial;
The National Council

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of La Raza with their tal-
ented and inspirational
President Janet Murguia;
The NAACP under
the outstanding manage-'
ment 'of President and
CEO Bruce S. Gordon;
and
The Mexican
American Legal Defense
and Educational Fund
with their intelligent and
accomplished President
and General Counsel Ann
Marie Tallman, who
worked for me during my
first term as mayor.
Consider the com-
bined experience of these
four distinguished organi-
zation, the battles waged
and won, the hard-earned
progress achieved and the
sacrifices made. All of
them are under relatively
new, energetic leadership.
Separately, each organi-
zation is enormously
important. But working
together, in close coordi-
nation behind a common
agenda, these four organ-
izations could reshape the
political landscape, tran-
scending the differences
between Black and
Brown, and reaching out
to people of all races and
creeds.
These groups working
together have already
made a difference elect-
ing me to three terms as
mayor; my predecessor
Mayor Federico Pena to
two terms; former Los
Angeles Mayor Tom
Bradley and recently-
elected L.A. Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa.
Demographic projec-
tions tell us that we, the
communities of color, are
going to be the new
majority in this nation
soon enough. We have
the opportunity, and the
responsibility, to fight
together on issues such as
education, health -care,
economic opportunity
and immigration.
Consider, for example,
what we could do if we
were to focus our collec-
tive efforts- on bringing
affordable, high quality


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health care to the tens of
millions of Americans
who lack health insurance
and the millions more
who struggle to pay for it.
When people have proper
medical care, particularly
preventative care, they
live longer, healthier
lives.
When they don't, like
too many minority fami-
lies, they are more likely
to die from treatable ill-
nesses.
This new level of
coordination would not
be just a single initiative
or press conference, but a
real and sustained coordi-
nation of resources and
agendas between the
National Urban League,
the National Council of
La Raza, the NAACP,
and the Mexican
American Legal Defense
and Educational Fund.
We must reconcile our
differences on policy,
overcome concerns about
turf and keep our eye on
the prize.
And then we must take
our show on the road
together. There should be
four regional summits in
Philadelphia, Memphis or
Atlanta, Albuquerque and
Los Angeles; each one
focusing on a major pub-
lic policy issue. All across
this nation, we shall
speak to America, to the
powerless and powerful
alike. We shall speak with
many voices but with a
unified message.

Wellington Webb, is the
former mayor Denver
and former president of
U.S. Conference of
Mayors. He was elected
Denver 's first African-
American mayor in 1991
and re-elected in 1995
and 1999. Term limits
prohibited him from seek-
ing a fourth term. Webb
served as a vice chairman
to. the Democratic
National Committee and
is founder. of the consult-
ing' firm Webb Group
International.


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WOMEN: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN EMPLOYED
OR SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT AS A LONGSHORE
WORKER IN THE PORT OF JACKSONVILLE?

If so, you may be entitled to money and/or other economic ben-
efits associated with the proposed settlement of a class action
lawsuit. The litigation class certified by the Circuit Court of
Duval County includes:

All women longshore workers who claim to have been sub-
jected to unlawful gender-based discrimination, whether
such gender-based discrimination is in the form of dis-
parate treatment, or pattern and practice discrimination, or
who claim to have been subjected to unlawful sexual
harassment, whether such sexual harassment is in the form
of quid pro quo or hostile work environment sexual harass-
ment, by Defendants at the Port of Jacksonville.

A substantial amount of money will be distributed to a current-
ly unknown number of women based upon a court-approved
formula. There also is significant economic and injunctive
relief that may benefit you, including enhanced seniority and
improved working conditions designed to provide equal
employment opportunity to women in the longshore industry.

If you are within the class of women identified above, please
contact the Claims Manager, Lenette Pinchback, of Marks Gray,
P.A., on or before August 19, 2005 by calling the toll-free num-
ber, 1-800-736-6424, or writing to Fisher, et al. v. ILA, et al.,
c/o Lenette Pinchback, Marks Gray, P.A., 1200 Riverplace
Boulevard, Suite 800, Jacksonville, Florida 32207 to identify
yourself and provide contact information, regardless of whether
you wish to participate in the settlement. More information will
be provided upon request, including a detailed Notice regarding
the terms and conditions of the proposed settlement.

If you do not identify yourself on or before August 19, 2005,
you will lose important legal rights including: (1) your right,
if any, to receive money or other relief as a result of settlement;
and (2) your right to object to the proposed settlement.


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Jacksonville Leading State In Online



Applications For Public Assistance


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Food stamps, Medicaid and
Temporary Cash Assistance are now easier for Floridians to
,access. As the Florida Department of Children and Families
unveils the new ACCESS (Automated Community
Connection to Economic Self-Sufficiency) Florida public
assistance system today, thousands of customers in
-Jacksonville are benefiting from easier access to public
assistance.
Instead of driving long distances to service centers and
then waiting in long lines once arriving there, people can
now apply for public assistance from the convenience of a
computer.
Since online applications first became' available this
year, Jacksonville is frequently among the top cities in
Florida in the percentage of applications made online.
DCF's Jacksonville employees are playing a major role in
Implementing the new ACCESS Florida system.
"This new system will help more residents receive the
public assistance they need. It will be more efficient and
more convenient for our customers. Additionally, the system
-should save Florida taxpayers $96 million dollars once it is
'fully implemented by June 2007,". said Nancy Dreicer,
District Four Administrator for DCF. District Four is com-
posed of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassaunand St. Johns counties.
In Jacksonville, applications for public assistance went
online in May. The most recent statistics show that 35 per-
cent of public assistance applications in the five-county
Jacksonville area are made online. The web site for these
applications is www.myflorida/accessflorida.
"By applying for economic assistance online, people
can save time and receive benefits more quickly," said
Dreicer. "Long lines and crowded service centers are now
being replaced by a streamlined, simplified and technology-
based service delivery system. ACCESS Florida is a win-
win situation for both the customers we serve and taxpay-
ers." ACCESS Florida works by cutting the time required
for people to apply for the three economic assistance pro-
grams administered by DCF: Medicaid, Food Stamps and
Temporary Cash Assistance. These programs are now easi-
er for the public to access.


In addition to the traditional methods of applying by mail
or fax, ACCESS Florida allows individuals to apply for ben-
efits online from any available computer with Internet serv-
ice. DCF Customer Service Centers and community part-
ners. ACCESS Florida saves time and money by streamlin-
ing processes, simplifying policies, employing new tech-
nologies and expanding access to services through a new
network of DCF community partners.
DCF's Jacksonville employees are an important part in
ACCESS Florida operations. Jacksonville is home to
DCF's state-of-the-art North Florida Call Center, which
serves 427,000 customers from Jacksonville west to
Pensacola, south to Daytona, and southwest to Gainesville.
The call center is one of three statewide. Customers can call
the center to report changes to their addresses, income or
other issues.
Employees at the North Florida Call Center also handle
questions from customers regarding their cases or applica-


tions. The 10,175 square foot facility on Jacksonville's
Southside opened in January and created 70 new jobs local-
ly. As many as 86 employees work at the facility, which
receives as many as 5,000 calls a day. DCF employees are
available to answer customers' questions from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. An automated phone
service that includes benefit information and case status is
also available. The telephone number for assistance is 866-
76-ACCES or 866-762-2237.
Jacksonville DCF employees have made major strides
in providing better customer service. The average wait time
for applications to be approved has dropped from 30 days to
11 days. Additionally, DCF's District Four has been number
one in the state in terms of the number of applications
processed within 30 days. Ninety-nine point eight percent of
all applications were processed during this time period;
according to the latest statistics.


Author Leads Children Through Reading Adventure


Author Sharon Draper shares the secrets of writing a
good book with the students participating in the TKR
Community Reading Adventure at Bethune-Cookman
College.


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Reading Adventure had a
unique opportunity on
Sunday, July 31, to meet
author Sharon Draper,
whose book "Ziggy and the
Black Dinosaur" they read
during their visits to the
Bethune-Cookman College
campus.
The excitement wasn't
limited to the group of 6-12
year olds, however.
Senior Peter Mclntosh, a
vocal performance major
.from Miami and a tutor for
the children came to the
realization that Draper was
the same writer who had
also penned "Tears of a
Tiger," which he read in an
high honors English pro-
gram.
The book had a profound
effect on McIntosh. Still
does. He and Draper shared
a hug. "When the book came
out, it was actually like a
voice, that someone else
understood," McIntosh said.
"It literally hit a nerve. This
is incredible to meet a per-
son who's had an effect on
my life."


Such is the power of
reading, and writing.
"When you're a writer,
you can do anything you
want," Draper told the audi-
ence. "I have magic at my
fingertips."
Draper, an award-win-
ning teacher who has pub-
lished several children's
books and young-adult fic-
tion, shared a story about
how she found inspiration
from another author: the
legendary Alex Haley, who
sent her a congratulatory
note after she won an
Ebony magazine writing
contest.
"I had to- write a book
after that," Draper said.
"Doors open when they are
supposed to."
That includes "Ziggy and
The Black Dinosaurs," a
story of four young boys
from different backgrounds
who find a mysterious trunk


full of bones. In addition td
reading about College
founder Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune, "Ziggy" was a
focal point for the inaugural
year of the summer reading
conducted by college
administrators, students and
AmeriCorps volunteers.
Draper shared the secrets
of writing a good book with
the students.
"Something exciting has
* to happen with the charac-
ters," Draper said. "Who
wants to read a boring
story?"
Draper made her impact
with many of the students.
"When I grow up, I want
to be a writer," said 8-year
old Torri Smith.
The- TKR Community
Reading Adventure is part of
the College's commitment
to Civic Participation an4
Social Responsibility.


USDA Florida Hurricane Disaster
Assistance Program Sign-Up Ending

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The sign-up period for current
Florida Hurricane Disaster Assistance Programs offered bi
the U.S. Department of Agriculture will end' September 9:
said Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Kevill
Kelley.
Producers in the following 56 Presidential disaster
declared counties may be eligible for payments depending
on the type of losses due to Hurricanes Charley, Frances
and/or Jeanne (if other counties receive the same declaration
for these storms, they will also become eligible): Alachua;
Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay,
Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gadsderl
Gilchrist, Glades, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernandoi
Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jefferson, Lafayetteq
Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Mariorn
Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee,
'Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk,
Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St.-Lucie, Sumter,
Suwannee,.Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla.


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keters thought it couldn't get any more difficult targeting ad
,dollars, African Americans and Hispanic consumers are
"adopting new media as an influence on their purchases,
according to BIGresearch's spring (May/June) Simultaneous
.Media Survey (SIMM VI) of 14,847 respondents.
A higher percentage of African Americans and Hispanics
than Whites say new media, such as blogging, instant mes-


saging, and picture phones have an influence on their pur-
chase decisions for Home Improvement, Grocery, Telecom,
and Apparel, among other categories.
"The mobility of many new media options appears to suit
the multitasking lifestyles of African Americans and
Hispanics more than Whites," said Joerl Pilotta, PhD, VP.
Research for BIGresearch. "These media represent an exten-
sion of word of mouth and pose a serious challenge that mar-
keters will have to deal with," said Pilotta.


"In any media plan, influence needs to be factored in to
improve advertising ROI. The early adoption of new con-
sumer-controlled media as a purchase driver by African
Americans and Hispanics will disrupt traditional media
plans as it shifts even more power to consumers from mar-
keters. By creating a mobile shopping environment wherein
a conference among a social network may result in a pur-
chase on the spot, long term advertising effects may also be
diminished," said Pilotta.


Tulsa-Based Whirlpool Corp. Agrees To Pay $850,000 In Back Wages Claims


Elaine L. Chao
TULSA, Okla. -- The
U.S. Department of Labor
,announced that Whirlpool
Corp. has agreed to settle
findings of discrimination
against about 800 African-
American job applicants.
The ,company will pay a
total of $850,000 in back
wages as part of the settle-
mnent.
"Federal contractors
should be upholding the
highest standards of fairness


in employment and compli-
ance with the law," said
Secretary of Labor Elaine L.
Chao. "In addition to the
financial settlement in this
case, I am pleased that 48
applicants will now be
receiving jobs."
During a routine compli-
ance evaluation, investiga-
tors from the Labor
Department's Office of
Federal Contract
Compliance Programs
(OFCCP) found that
Whirlpool's hiring practices
had a disparate impact on
African-Americans applying
for entry-level assembler
positions at the Tulsa manu-
facturing facility.
The consent decree set-
tles the department's allega-
tions that Whirlpool
engaged in hiring discrimi-
nation from March 1, 1997
to Feb. 28, 1998, although
the company admits no lia-
bility. In addition .to paying


the back wages, Whirlpool
will hire 48 of the rejected
African-American appli-
cants.
Whirlpool, a manufac-
turer of household appli-
ances, has contracts with the
federal government. Part of
the company's applicant
screening process was the
administration of the Test of
Adult Basic Education
(TABE) which dispropor-
tionately eliminated
African-American appli-
cants from job considera-
tion.
Although an .employer
can use a test as a screening
tool,, if the test dispropor-
tionately eliminates appli-
cants in a protected group,
such as females or minori-
ties, then the employer must
conduct a validity study to
ensure that the test is job-
related and consistent with
company needs.
OFCCP, an agency of the


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Employment Standards
Administration, enforces
Executive Order 11246 and
other laws that prohibit
employment discrimination
by federal contractors.
The agency monitors
federal contractors to ensure
they provide equal employ-
ment opportunities without
regard to race, gender, color,,

IRS Deadline
Looms; Form
Available
For More Time
WASHINGTON
Taxpayers who requested
the autqmatic four-month
extension to file their 2004
tax return face an August 15
deadline. People who are
unable to meet this looming
deadline may seek an addi-
tional two-month extension.
Taxpayers with special
circumstances or hardships
should file- Form 2688,
.Application for Additional
Extension of Time to File,
before Aug. 15. This exten-
sion request is not automat-
ic. If the IRS approves the
Form 2688 request, taxpay-
ers will have until Oct. 17 to
file their return.
Taxpayers should read
Form 2688 instructions
carefully to ensure they pro-
vide an explanation for their
extension request. The
extension applies only to the
deadline for filing the tax
return, not time for paying
taxes owed.
Taxpayers can file Form
2688 electronically with the
IRS. The form can be sent to
IRS e-file either through tax
professionals or through
personal computers.
Taxpayers also may mail it
to the IRS center where their
tax return must be filed.
IRS e-file and the Free
File program, the partner-
ship between the IRS and a
consortium of tax software
providers, will be available
through Oct. 17. Free File
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Meeks Voices Serious Concerns
Over Haitian Judicial System
WASHINGTON, DC Congressman Kendrick B. Meek
wrote to Haitian Prime Minister G6rard Latortue to express
his "serious concerns" over
the state of the Haitian judi-
cial system, which has been
characterized by sham trials,
political arrests, and indefi-
nite detentions without
charges or trials. Meek called
imprisonment of Reverend / -
Gerard Jean-Juste, the '
founder of the Haitian
Refugee Center in Miami in
1978 and a beloved figure
among the South Florida G6rard Jean-Juste
Haitian Community, the "latest in a string of highly question-
able actions by the Haitian judicial system."
Congressman Meek also reiterated his long-standing
concerns over the con-
tinued imprisonment of .
former Haitian Prime .
Minister Yvon Neptune.
Neptune remains ..
imprisoned since June
2004, but only appeared
before a judge after ten ;
months of detention and
mounting international 9
pressure. The
Congressman noted that Yvon Neptune
an Organization of
American States report found that, of the 1,054 inmates at
the National Penitentiary, only nine had been convicted of an
offense. "I strongly urge the Haitian government to honor the
Haitian Constitution and the basic principles of international
human rights," said Meek. "False arrests, indefinite deten-
tions, political prosecutions and irregular trials undermine
the rule of law and support for Haiti in this country and
abroad."

Million Father March Gains Momentum Online
CHICAGO, IL --- For many, the job of coordinating one
million parents to escort their children on the first day of
school may seem like a daunting task. But according to
Phillip Jackson, Executive Director of Chicago's Black Star
Project, it is "astonishingly simple and quite manageable."
Last year, men in over 25 cities took to the sidewalks on the
first day of school to make a statement: "We care about the
education and well-being of our children." Jackson called it
the "Million Father March," and history was made.
This year, scores of men from 100 cities -- including
Chicago, New York, Detroit, Atlanta and Los Angeles -- are
expected to participate in this event which seeks to provide
an escort of safety, support and encouragement to children of
all ages. To handle the workload of managing a national
Movement, The Black Star team has assembled a core sys-
tem of communications and resources that make local
marches easy to achieve.
Black Star has launched its new online community, mil-
lionfathermarch.org, which delivers a downloadable pro-
gram with everything that any city needs to organize a
march. "People are mailing and calling us from all over the
world," said Jackson. "They want to create the same magic
at home that they have seen in the news and we want to give
it to them."
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JACKSONVILLE--
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parents each year.
The event will be attended by representatives from more than 100 colleges
and universities as far away as London, England and Hawaii.
Information sessions will cover such items as:
*Understanding the steps to college;
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*Florida's Bright Futures scholarships;
*Tips on. writing college applications essays;
*Tips on using Internet searches for colleges and career choices;
*The NCAA certification process for college athletes;
*FACTS.org online advising resource and
*Attending historically black colleges and universities.
The'local committee includes representation from the Duval County School
Board, Nassau County Public Schools, Episcopal High School, Edward Waters
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TOP SINGLES
1. "Pon de Replay" Rhianna (SRP Def Jam) Last Week:
No. 1
2. "Don't Cha" The Pussycat Dolls Featuring Busta
No3. "eBln oehr aihCry(sad o
Rhymes (A&M) No. 2
3. "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey (Island) No. 3
4. "Lose Control" Missy Elliott Featuring Ciara & Fat
Man Scoop (The Gold Mind) No. 5-
5. "Feel Good, Inc." Gorillaz (Parlophone) No. 6
6. "Behind These Hazel Eyes" Kelly Clarkson (RCA) No. 4
7. "Listen to Your Heart" D.H.T. (Robbins) New Entry
8. "Scars" Papa Roach (El Tonal Geffen) No. 21
9. "You and Me" Lifehouse (Geffen)No. 10
10. "Breathe (2 a.m.)" Anna Nalick (Columbia) No. 15
TOP COUNTRY SINGLES
1. "Something More" Sugarland (Mercury) Last Week:
INo. 2
2. "As Good as I once Was" Toby Keith (DreamWorks)
No 1
S3. "Mississippi Girl" Faith Hill (Warner Bros.) No. 3
4. "Play Something" Country Brooks & Dunn (Arista
Nashville) No. 7
5. "Alcohol'" Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) No. 5
6. "Do You Want Fries with That" Tim McGraw (Curb) '_-_ _
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7. "Fast Cars and Freedom" Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street)
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9. "If Something Should Happen" Darryl Worley
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10. "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing" SheDaisy (Lyric Street)
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Boylan-Haven Alumnae Celebrates Grande Reunion

participants received.
Gwendolyn Leapheart, Class of 1938 stole the show at
AN, the Island Dinner Dance. She was voted winner of the
t dance contest. Locals as well as those from across the coun-
try were in for a historical treat with the City Tour led by
N Camilla Thompson. The Grand Reunion weekend ended
with worship service and dinner at the Simpson Memorial
United Methodist Church. Plans are underway for the 2007
Boylan-Haven Grande Reunion.


Clara McLaughlin Criswell, publisher-owner of The
Florida Star presents plaque and bouquet of flowers to
Mrs. Charlie Belle Perpena on her birthday during the
Reunion.


Sara Smith Potts receives plaque and Hawaiian plant
arrangement for dedicated services. With Potts is her
daughter, Gustina S. Mathis and Alumnae President,
Grace Y. Brown.
By Marsha Dean Phelts

Grace Young Brown, President of the Boylan-Haven
Alumnae Association of Jacksonville welcomed collegians
to the 2005 National Reunion. BoJylan-Haven School for
Girls closed its doors in Jacksonville in 1959 having been in
this city since 1886. Girls from across the United States
came to this prestigious school. Though the school has been
gone for forty-six years, the friendships formed have lasted.
The National Alumnae Reunion held at the Jacksonville
Hilton was grand. Linda Pearson Belton served as chair of
the weekend events that drew alumnae from far and near.
Belton, an event planner was saluted for her indefatigable
efforts to make things happen.
Others recognized were Loretta S. Coppock and her
husband, Joseph, LaConnetta Y. Weston and Gustina S.
Mathis. Mrs. Charlie Belle Perpena who attended Boylan-
Haven in the 1920s celebrated her 91st birthday during the
Grande Reunion weekend and was showered with mementos
from her husband's last living relatives, Robert and Louise
McGregor of Arlington, Virginia, represented by Clara
Criswell of The Florida Star. The Boylan-Haven Alumnae
Association also gave her a plaque and a Hawaiian bouquet.
Mrs. Sara Smith Potts who graduated in the Class of 1937
was honored for her many years of dedicated service.

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together for another Grande Reunion.
Alumnae and former students reminisced the years of
their youth at Boylan-Haven. A sentimental moment in the
program came when letters of former teachers were read. It
was a great joy and privilege to have among them, Dr. Mary
Alice Cook Smith an alumnae and teacher at Boylan-
Haven and her husband, Reverend Golden Smith who also
taught Bible and math at the all girls school. A 2005
Reunion Yearbook was among the treasured souvenirs that


Ritz Theatre &LaVilla Museum

To Present Work By Celebrated

African-American Playwright

JACKSONVILLE--The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
salutes one of America's most celebrated African American
playwrights with the production of
Agst Wi w dAugust Wilson's Pulitzer prize
winning play, "The Piano Lesson"
on Friday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m.
and Saturday, August 27, at 2:00
p.m and 7:30 p.m.
Set in Pittsburgh in the 1930s,
majestic, yet humble representa-
tion of all that is honorable and
sacred to the Charles family is
embodied in an ornately carved
August Wilson wooden upright piano the most
I valuable remaining family heir-
loom. Its true value is explored when an argument erupts
between brother and sister Boy Willie and Berniece over
selling the piano.
The feud unearths the tension that surrounds the family's
dark history, shameful present, and asks the questions "What
price can we place on the memory of the past?" August
Wilson's poignant and oftentimes-humorous drama is a les-
son in love, family and personal history.
Called "one of the most important voices in the American
theater today" by Mervyn Rothstein in the New York Times,
August Wilson has written a string of acclaimed plays since
his Ma Rainey's Black Bottom first excited the theater world
in 1984. His authentic sounding characters have brought a
new understanding of the black experience to audiences in a
series of plays, each one addressing people of color in each
decade of the twentieth century.
Although Wilson's "decade" plays have not been written
in chronological order, the consistent, and key, theme in
Wilson's dramas is the sense of disconnection suffered by
blacks uprooted from their original homeland. He told the
Chicago Tribune that "by not developing their own tradition,
a more African response to the world, [African Americans]
lost their sense of identity."
Wilson has felt that black people must know their roots to
understand themselves, and his plays demonstrate the black*
struggle to gain this understanding--or escape from it.
Charles Whittaker, a critic for Ebony wrote, "Each of the
eight plays he has produced to date is set in a different
decade of he 20th century, a device that has enabled Wilson
to explore, often in very subtle ways, the myriad and mutat-
ing forms of the legacy of slavery."
Awards earned by Wilson include: Pulitzer Prize, best
drama, for Fences, 1987, and for The Piano Lesson, 1990;
New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Ma Rainey's
Black Bottom, 1984, for Fences, 1987, and for Joe Turner's
Come and Gone, 1988; Tony Award, best drama, for Fences,
1986-87; American Theater Critics Award, 1986, 1989,
1990, 1991, 1992, 1998; Harold Wdishington Literary Award,
2001.
Tickets are available at Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
box office, Veterans' Memorial Arena, Times Union
Performing Arts Center, and at other Ticketmaster outlets.
For group pricing, advance ticket purchase is recommended.
For more information, call Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum at 904-632-5555.


COMMUNITY


CAPTIONS

Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
THE SPIRIT OF PUNTA GORDA ANNIVER-
SARY CONCERT AND CELEBRATION-Punta
Gorda is celebrating its amazing restoration and renew-
al on the anniversary of Hurricane Charley from 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August. 13, in Gilchrist Park
on Punta Gorda's waterfront. A trolley will be giving
visitors free rides to Gilchrist Park from various parking
locations around downtown Punta Gorda. Bring your
own chairs!,The celebration is being held in order to
welcome visitors and show them that the community is
revitalized, renewed and better than ever. The city will
also thank all those who assisted in the effective and
efficient restoration of the charming area. A 100-boat
flotilla will arrive offshore at Gilchrist Park, led by the
county fire boat. Boaters will sound the event's kickoff
with blowing horns and water sprays.
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING-The
Jacksonville Genealogical Society meeting will be held
at the Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd St., on
Saturday, August 20, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. We are pleased
to have as our guest speaker Tara Fields whose topic
will be "Gravestone Art and Symbology." For addition-
al information please contact Mary Chauncey at (904)
781-9300.
FLORIDA SEA TURTLES RANGER PROGRAM-
Florida's beaches are critical nesting habitat for several
species of sea turtles. Join Ranger Lee for a revealing
presentation about the importance of these magnificent
and gentle creatures. Bring the whole family out to
beach pavilion ten at Little Talbot Island State Park on
Saturday, August 20th at 2:00 p.m. for this informative
talk. DIRECTIONS TO LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND:
From 1-95 or SR 9A: take Heckscher Drive/ A1A north
over the Fort George Inlet bridge. From the bridge pro-
ceed approximately two miles. Little Talbot Island State
Park entrance will be on the right. From Amelia Island:
take A 1A south over the Nassau Sound bridge. Fr6m the
bridge proceed approximately 6 miles. Little Talbot
Island State Park entrance will be on the left.
EVENTS AT UNF SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOP-
MENT CENTER-For nearly three decades, the
University of North Florida Small Business
Development Center (UNF SBDC) has helped over
30,000 small businesses in an 18-county area. The UNF
SBDC, located at the UNF University Center, provides
assistance through management advice and technical
training with little to no-cost to the potential, fledgling
and/or well-established smallbusiness owners. Below is
a list of workshops offered by the UNF SBDC for the
months of August and September. To register or for
.more information on any of the following workshops
call 904-620-2477 or log on to www.sbdc.unf.edu
Location: UNF
University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, 620-2477.
How to S-T-A-R-T-U-P Your, Own Business- August
'19, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and September 22, 6:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The cost is $30 in advance or $40 day
of workshop. Would you like to learn how to make taxes
a little more manageable for your business? This work-
shop might be for you by learning the tax implications
of your business structure, what is and is not deductible,
electronic filing, payroll taxes, and more. This work-
shop is co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.
Thinking of starting a business? This workshop will
give you an overview of the seven basic requirements
for business STARTUP. Business startup kit for Duval
and surrounding counties included in workshop fee.
Marketing Matters- September 6, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. The cost is $30 in advance or $40 day of work-
shop.Achieve your sales and marketing goals by under-
standing your product or services, customers, prospects
and competitors. This class is taught by a marketing
professional.


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Mayoral Candidate Elaine Brown


BRUNSWICK, Ga.-
When Rev. Al Sharpton
arrived in Brunswick
Saturday, it was apparent
that he did not come to
play. Almost immediately
after arriving in Savannah
and driving to Brunswick,
he was met by the press at
the Elaine Brown
Campaign Headquarters.
When asked what made a
man with his recognition
travel to Brunswick to
help promote a mayoral
campaign in a city as
small as Brunswick;
Sharpton said that this
mayoral race is like a bell-
wether for the United
States. He elaborated by
saying that
Brunswick is a very
significant area when you
look at what this race will
mean. He described
Brunswick as a tale of two
cities-one part poor and
black and the other part
very rich and very white.
He came here to get the
local black voters moti-
vated in this city of
16,000 with blacks
accounting for 60 percent
of the population. He said


that the people of
Brunswick must become
more aggressive and go
out and vote. He added
that the past cultural
intimidation has con-
vinced the majority in this
community that they are
weak. He added that if
someone has convinced a
person that he is weak, no
matter how strong that
person is, he would not
use that strength. He
added that black people
of Brunswick are strong
in this city because they
are the majority of the
current population. And
this strong population can
elect Elaine Brown for
Mayor.
After leaving the press
conference, Rev.
Sharpton spoke to a
crowd of over 250 at
Perry Park where he
again reiterated the attrib-
utes of Elaine Brown as
an American trailblazer.
There was great gospel
music from The Angels of
Praise gospel group and a
lot of praises in the park.
Even .though the weather


was hot those in atten-
dance stayed on to hear
the message.
Following the rally, a
banquet featuring Rev.
Sharpton was held for Ms.
Brown at the Jekyll Island
Convention Center where
more than 400 attended
the $50.00 per person
affair. Brown spoke on
what she will and can do
for the citizens of
Brunswick to help them
achieve economic parity.
She received standing
ovations throughout the
delivery of her message.
Rev. Sharpton talked
about her strength as a
woman and how the
world, specifically black
Americans, have relied on
women to move black
African Americans for-
ward. He said that
"Frederick Douglass was
an orator and received a
lot of recognition but he-
did not free any slaves.
While Douglas was tour-
ing the country giving
speeches, Harriett
Tubman was building an
underground railroad and
freed a whole lot of


slaves." He told the
applauding audience -to
come together, gather oth-
ers from the community,
and put Brown in office.
He reminded them that
Elaine Brown may have
just moved here but she
already had roots here
through relatives, such as
Sadie Delaney, one of
Brunswick's first black
school teachers, who was
also a fighter for freedom
and economic parity.
On Sunday, Sharpton
attended a breakfast at
7:00 a.m. with ministers;
Sunday School at 9:30
a.m. and also preached at
the 11:00 a.m. service.
The fight for mayor of
Brunswick is not going to
be easy. Even though can-
didates are not required to
begin qualifying until
September, already three
are in the race. Elaine
Brown and LeRoy Dumas
had already announced
their intentions and anoth-
er candidate, Betsy Bean,
announced her intention
to run Monday.


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HANGING OUT WITH THE GIRLS-Bonnie, Pernice, FATHER AND SON DAY IN THE SUN ON JULY 4, 1948-
Shirley, and Helen. Dennis Stewart, Sr. and Jr. A.K.A. "Mr. Natural".

Law Enforcement Accreditation,

Assessment Team Invites Public Comment


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--A team of Assessors from the
Commission on Accreditation 'for Law Enforcement
agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) policies and procedures,
management, operations, and support services during a visit:
The team is expected to arrive on August 21 said
Director Rick Lewis.
Verification by the team that JSO meets the
Commission's state-of-the-art standards are part of a volun-
tary process to gain Accreditation, "a highly prized recogni-
tion of law enforcement professional execellence," assured
Lewis.
As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and
members of the community are invited to offer comments
during a public information session on August 22, at 7:00
p.m. at the San Marco branch library located at 1531 LaSalle
St.
Persons who cannot attend the public information session


can provide comments to the assessment team by calling
(904) 237-1977 on August 22 between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30
p.m.
Phone calls and comments at the information sessions are
limited to 10 minutes. Comments must address JSO ability
to comply with CALEA's standards. Copies of the standards
are available at the JSO, 501 E. Bay St. The local contact is
Sgt. Darryl Daniels (904) 630-2188.
Persons who like to present written comments about
JSO's ability to meet the standards for. Accreditation should
write to: The Commission on Accreditation for Law
Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 10303 Eaton Place, Suite 100,
Fairfax, VA, 22030-2201.
JSO has to comply with 446 standards in order to main-
tain its Accreditation status. Accreditation status is for three
years, during which an agency must submit annual reports
attesting continued compliance with those standards under
which it was initially accredited.


Emergency Food Assistance Program

Commodities Distribution Continues


JACKSONVILLE--The
Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency;
Inc. (NFCAA) is continuing
to distribute U. S.
Department of Agriculture
Surplus Co.,Commodities at
various sites in the
Jacksonville area.
Dates and locations are:
Friday,-September 2,
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-San
Jose Manor, 3630 Galicia
Rd.; Leroy D. Clemmons
Community Center, 55
Jackson Ave. North; Hurley
Manor, 3335 University
Blvd.; Monaco Arms
Apartments, 10575 Monaco
Dr.; Ravenwoods
Apartments, 8030 Old Kings
Rd. South; and Gregory
Cove Apartments, 5601
Edenfield Rd.
Wednesday, September
7, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-
Pablo Hamlet, 1600 Shelter
Ave.; Pablo Towers, 115 3rd
St.; Mt. Carmel Gardens,
5846 Mt. Carmel Terrace;
Cathedral Terrace, 701
North Ocean St.; Baptist
Towers, 1400 LeBaron Ave.;
Jax Beach PRIDE, 123 8th
St. South; Riverside Park
Apartments, 750 Oak St.;
Oakwood Villa, 8201 Kona
Ave.; and Nia Terrace
Apartments, 2045 Jammes
Rd. 's
Thursday, September
8, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-
Hogan Creek Apartments,
1320 Broad St.; Centennial
Towers, 230 East 1st St.;
Jacksonville Townhouse,
3465 Philips Highway;
Taylor Homes, 3937 Spring


Park Rd.; Mary Singleton
Center, 150 East 1st St.;
Stevens-Duval Apartments,
601 North Ocean Street; and
Senior Village, 801 west 4th
St..
Friday, September 9,
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-
Sundale Manor, 3605 Corby
St.; PSI Mandarin, 3933
Pritmore Rd.; West Gate
Apartments, 5202 La
Ventura Dr. East; Spanish
Oaks, 7557 Arlington
Expressway; Louis Dinah
Center, 1805 Flag St.;
Moncrief Community
Center, 5713 Teeler Ave.;
Riverside Presbyterian
Apartments, 1045 Oak St.;


Philippi Missionary Baptist
Church, 9232 Gibson Ave.;
and Hollybrook Homes, 104
King St..
Tuesday, September 13,
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.-Sable
Palm Apartments, 2150
Emerson St.; and Taylor
Apartments 6701 Chester
Ave.
Thursday, September
15, 9:00 a.m.-4,00 p.m.-
Emmett Reed ComImunity
Center, 1093 6th St., Lillian
Saunders Community
Center 2759 Bartley Lane;
Lane Wiley Community
Center, 6710 Wiley Rd.; and
Eastside Community Center,
1050 Franklin St.


Mayor's 10th Town Hall Meeting Planned
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Jacksonville Mayor John
Peyton will hold his 10th town hall meeting to listen to citi-
zens' concerns on August 16. The meeting, which will be
held at 6 p.m. in the Oceanway Middle School cafetorium,
143 Oceanway Ave., will be sponsored by the North Citizens
Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC).
Residents of the North Planning District are invited to
share their concerns regarding the community with the
mayor and other City of Jacksonville officials and agency
representatives. Since early in his administration, Peyton has
hosted town hall meetings nearly every other month, rotating .
among the city's six planning districts.
At each meeting, the mayor takes questions from atten-
dees for about hour and half and asks officials to address cit-
izens' more specific issues following the meeting. "The
town hall meetings are a great way for us to find out what is
important to Jacksonville residents and how they believe city
government is responding to their needs and requests," said
Peyton.
Issues and questions from the audience range from code
enforcement to drainage and from trash -to transportation.
The Aug. 16 meeting is open to all Jacksonville residents,
not just those living in the North Planning District. For more
information or directions, call Cami Cooper, neighborhood
coordinator Neighborhood Services Division, (904) 630-
7633


SECRETARY POOL ON "COFFEE BREAK" 1950-Betty,
Evelyn, Ms. Thompson, and Joyce.
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla.--Labor Day weekend will-
be observed in grand style on Sunday, September 4-
Monday, September 5.
The families and friends of American Beach will cele-
brate the beach's 70th Anniversary.
A "Sunday Afternoon at American beach" will be held
from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4 at Evans
Rendez-Vous. There is a $20 donation in advance and a
donation of $25 at the door for this event.
A "Back-In-The-Day Picnic" will be held at Evans
Rendez-Vous on Monday, September 5, 2:00-6:00 p.m. A
donation of $5 per person is requested. For tickets informa-
tion call J. M. Smith at (904) 264-7906 or write to ABPOA,
P.O. Box 6123, Fernandina Beach, Fla.
In 1930 AL Lewis, president of the African American
Insurance Company in Jacksonville, bought 200 acres of
along 13 miles of beach property as a place for "relaxation
without humiliation" for his black employees.
Until 1970 Americans from every walk of life vaca-
tioned and lived here. Two books, An American Beach for -
African Americans by Jacksonville native Marsha Dean
Phelts and American Beach a Saga of Race, Wealth, and
Memory by Russ Rymer provide ample background.
American Beach is on Amelia Island, on the Atlantic
Coast of northeastern Florida. Directions: Approximately
five miles south of Fernandina Beach on Highway A1A.
Turn east at the sign for Americart Beach. Follow signs.
Daily high temperatures are typically 80s and above
from May-September, 70s in April and October.


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JAIL OR BAIL

EDITOR'S NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
matter ofpublic record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
ARMED ROBBERY TO BIKER The victim stated
that he was riding his bike from work in the 5800 block
of Morse Avenue when the suspect drove up to him,
opened his car door while holding a gray object in his
hand which he kept concealed behind the door. The sus-
pect told the victim to empty his pockets and remove his
back pack or he was going to shot him. The victim
obeyed and the suspect went through his pack pack and
. told the victim that he would give him back his wallet
and ID if he did not run. The suspect then gave the items
back except two Marlboro cigarettes, two one dollar
bills and a bottle of B.O.D. men's cologne and drove
away. The- victim rode his bike home and called the
police.
BATTERY TO AN 81-YEAR-OLD -- The victim,
who is 81-years-old stated that the suspect, who was
extremely intoxicated, came to his house looking for an
unknown female. The victim told the 46-year-old sus-
. pect that the woman was not at his house so the suspect
began to argue with the victim and physically attacked
him. The victim had several swollen bruises and abra-
sions about the head and face. The suspect said that he
had visited the victim about a week ago and his bike had
been stolen. At the time of the visit, an unnamed female
was present. The suspect, in an incoherent manner, said
the female was on crack. An investigation could not
match the suspect's story. He was read his rights and
arrested.
POSSESS, SELL, DELIVER FIREARM WITH
ALTERED OR REMOVED SERIAL NUMBER --
Officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of Dellwood
Avenue in reference to two black males arguing violent-
* ly and guns were being exhibited. The witness stated
that two men were yelling and one stated, "nigger, just
go ahead and kill me." The suspect was holding a large
gun with two hands pointing it at another in front of the
residence. When the officers arrived and asked if there
was a problem at the house, one of the residence stated,
Saint no problem. I'll handle it on my own, it's just a
cousin of mine." The suspect stated his name but the
other party would not cooperate. The suspect's aunt
advised the officer that she told the suspect that she did
not want the gun in her house around her children. The
gun was wrapped in a blue towel. When the towel was
opened, it revealed an altered, short, barreled, shot gun
with one, AA buck shot in the chamber. The serial num-
ber had been removed. When the officer asked the sus-*
pect if the gun belonged to him, he responded, "Yeah,
that's mine. I use it for my protection." He further stat-
ed that a dude, giving a name, came over to his house
Smoking threats about killing him over some girl. It is not
* known if the gun is stolen but it was placed in the prop-
erty room. The suspect showed no previous felons.
BURGLARY TO AN UNOCCUPIED DWELLING -
Police was dispatched to a burglary at the 1900 block
Sof Tilden Street where the homeowner was holding the
suspect at bay.
Investigation revealed that the suspect removed the win-
Sdow screen and pushed up the inside window.
The suspect then climbed into the house. Before the sus-
pect could leave the house, the victim returned home.
The suspect was told to come out of the house and he
:complied but tried to escape. The homeowner physical-
ly restrained him and held him until the officers arrived.
The suspect was treated for his injuries from his
encounter with the homeowner, read his rights, admitted
Sto breaking into the homeowners house and taken to jail.
THEFT OF $300 OR GREATER -- Officers were dis-
: patched to the Home Depot. at Regency Square in
regards to an alarm. Upon arrival, they found a black
pick-up parked near the front of the building next to the
riding lawn mowers. The truck was backed under the
building overhead against the wall. When the driver
S(suspect) saw the officer, he began to drive away so, the
Officer initiated a traffic stop and asked the suspect to
Step out of the vehicle. The suspect was very nervous
Sand sweated prefusely. A pat down of the suspect locat-
Sed a crack pipe in his left front pocket. The suspect told
: the officers that he had been approached by two uniden-
Stified black men driving a blue pick-up who told him to
Stand by for them and they would give him crack.
,; The officer observed that one of the riding lawn mowers
Shad been cut out of the metal case. The officer also
Observed a plastic baggie on the floor that appeared to be
Crack cocaine. Other officers joined in the investigation
and discovered that the lawn mowers were located
: underneath the attached roof of the exterior part of the
Front building. The mowers were secured with a thick
Chain, a key lock, and further secured inside a metal
crate. It was apparent that the suspect cut the hitch in
order to remove the chain and lock from the lawn
Smower. The suspect also cut a metal rod on the crate and
removed bolt from the cradle of the crate.


An inventory of the vehicle, revealed two bolt cutters,
one in the bed of the fruck with fresh cut marks, and the
second was found near the back seat of the truck. Also
found were a pair of work gloves and a pair of pliers.
The listed items were recovered and placed inside the
property room. The substance was tested and tested pos-
itive for crack cocaine.
Upon securing the business, the complainant discovered
a side gate unsecured. The lock had been cut off.
Records showed the suspect's license had been suspend-
ed. While enroute to the jail, the suspect said to the offi-
cer, "Can I get another hit from my crack pipe cause you
"'can't find dope inside."


Your Weekly Horoscope

(AUGUST 13, 2005-AUGUST 19, 2005)


ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) An
unwelcome sur-
prise visit puts
you in a bit of a
dither. Speak your mind, but
do so tactfully. Social life is
quiet over the weekend.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You're delighted
D to find yourself
with some spare
time this week.
After everything
on your agenda recently,
you're ready for some down
time. Later, you successfully,
combine business with
pleasure.
GEMINI (May 21 to
June 20) Take
some time this
week for self-
examination. You
may want to reassess your
goals. Once you do, you
come up with a new plan of
attack.
CANCER (June 21 to
D July 22) Your
mental abilities
are sharp this
week. Put these to
good use. A perplexing situ-
ation at work can be yours to
solve.
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) For the most
part, you're in a -
pleasant mood
this week.
Unpleasantries
are behind you, and you
look forward to new chal-
lenges. This weekend,
friendships are highlighted.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) You're
in a no-nonsense
mood this week.
Work is your first
priority. However,
there are some things which
need your attention on the
home front.
LIBRA (September
23 to October 22)
Romance is on your mind


this week,
whether married
or single. A minor
crisis occurs mid-
week at work. Fortunately,
it's just that minor.
SCORPIO (October"
23 to November 21) You
have a tendency
to be a bit driven.
Relax. You'll get
the job done more
efficiently if you stop push-
ing so hard.
SAGITTARIUS
(November 22 to
December 21)
Your mate has a
wonderful idea
concerning joint
financial matters. Open your
mind to this. You don't
always have all the answers.
CAPRICORN
(December 22 to
January 19) A co-worker
Proposes a plan
you can imple-
ment jointly.
Working in tan-
dem, ypu get a lot more
done. Later in the week, you
indulge in a favorite hobby.
AQUARIUS
(January 20 to
February 18)
You try to make
time for someone
you hadn't seen in a while.
This takes some fancy jug-
gling with your schedule. In
the end, it's 'worth all the
fuss.
PISCES (February
19 to March 20) You hone
in on your career
goals this week.
Since you're in
the mood for a
change, you're rethinking
those plans. This weekend, a,
social event leads to a busi-
ness opportunity.
CELEBRITY
BIRTHDAYS: General
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August 22; Barbara Eden,


Fatal Crash Under Investigation
Clay County Sheriffs Office- Traffic Homicide
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occurred lon the night of Monday, August 8 on Wells
Road in Orange Park. Sixty-one-year-old Benjamin
Crowe of Orange Park lost control of his 2000- Ford
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the median and into the opposite lanes.
Shannon Simmons, 36, also of Orange Park, was the
driver of the car that was struck but she was uninjured.
Investigators are looking into the possibility that
Crowe suffered a heart attack while driving and that may
prove to be the cause of the crash.
Deputies responding to the scene attempted CPR
unsuccessfully and Crowe was pronounced dead later at
Orange Park Medical Center.

Humpty Dumpty Stolen From Home

INDIAN SHORES, Fla. Humpty Dumpty, doesn't
sit on the wall. But thieves are to blame, instead of a fall.
A 3-foot bronze Humpty sculpture that has adorned
the beachfront home of Hugh Smith and his wife, Diana
Fuller, vanished last weekend. And they desperately
want him back.
"He was kidnapped," Fuller said. "We're waiting for
a ransom demand."
The couple ordered the piece two years ago from an
artist who specializes in making sculptures of the nurs-
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expression and even the colors he should wear. They
paid $5,112 for the whimsical, 60-pound piece they bolt-
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The couple is offering a reward for his safe return.
"We will not only bolt him, we will secure him back
to his wall," Fuller said. "We will pen him up. There's
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even John Madden might appreciate.
A bank teller followed a man outside and tackled him
after an attempted holdup Monday, police said.
Officers said John Wesley Bradley, 50, entered a
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Man Who Pulled Over Driver Jailed
DES MOINES, Iowa A man who police say stopped
another driver to warn him about his careless driving
was arrested for impersonating a police officer and
driving a stolen pickup truck.
Jessie Joe Hill, 32, of Des Moines, was driving the
stolen pickup on Sunday when he turned on a flashing
yellow light on the dashboard and pulled another driver
over after the driver ran a stop sign, police said.
A police officer pulled up behind Hill and asked him
what he was doing. Hill said he had pulled the other
driver over to caution him about his driving.
That didn't sit well with the officer, who arrested Hill.
Hill also was arrested for driving with a suspended
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"I saw the light flashing ... so I pulled over," said
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B-CC Picked Third In MEAC Coache.


Bethune-Cookman College is
picked to finish third in the Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference
(MEAC).. The prediction was
1 made in the MEAC Coaches and
Media Preseason Football Polls .
The Florida A&m Rattlers were
picked to finish in the eighth spot
in the Coaches Poll and in the sixth spot in the Media Poll.
Hampton Univresity, picked in both polls to finish in the
Stop spot, led all teams with nine players on the preseason
All-MEAC first team. The Pirates also had three second
,team players for a total of 12. Morgan State was second with
four first team All-MEAC players. Bethune-Cookman,
despite not having any players on the first team, tied South
Carolina State with eight All-MEAC players. S.C. State
placed three players on the first team.

MEAC PRESEASON POLLS


Coaches Poll
1. Hampton (8)
2. South Carolina State
3. Bethune-Cookman
4. Morgan State
5. North Carolina A&T
6. Delaware State
7. Howard
8. Florida A&M
9. Norfolk State


Eye Of The Jaguar


Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio, right,
watches his team go through drills during opening day
iof the Jaguars camp, Saturday, July 30, 2005, in
Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars will host the first 2005
preseason home game on Saturday night August 13
Against the Miami Dolphins. (AP Photo/lPhil Coale)


Media Poll
1. Hampton (16)
2. South Carolina State (2)
3. Bethune-Cookman
4. Morgan State
5. Howard
6. Florida A&M
7. North Carolina A&T
.8. Delaware State
9. Norfolk State


Beating The Heat


s And Media Polls

2005 MEAC Football Television Schedule

Sept. 3 S.C. State vs. Alabama State (Birmingham, Ala.) 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 3 Delaware State at.Florida A&M (Tallahassee, Fla.) 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 Hampton at N.C. A&T State (Greensboro, N.C.) 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 6 S.C. State at Norfolk State (Norfolk, Va.) 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 (7 p.m.) Hampton at Norfolk State (Norfolk, Va.) 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 Bethune-Cookman at N.C. A&T State
(Greensboro, N.C.) 7 p.m.


Nov. 5 S.C. State at Howard (Washington, D.C.) 7 p.m.
Nov. 10 Morgan State S.C. State (Orangeburg, S.C.) 7:30 p.m.


Nov. 19 (TBA) Bethune-Cookman vs. Florida A&M (Orlando, Fla.)


Venue Set For Jones-Tarver Fight


." NEW YORK Antonio
;,.' Tarver had to tango by him-
self at the Copacabana.
Roy Jones Jr. was a no-
Lashinda Demus of the USA clears a hurdle oh her way show Tuesday at the
to win her Women's 400 meter hurdles heat at the World Manhattan dance club, leav-
Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Wednesday Aug. ing Tarver to promote their
10, 2005. (AP Photo/Jasper Juinen)


FAMU To Celebrate


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ball at the institution.
The 2005 Centennial
son will feature a promi-
it display of an official
MU Football Centennial
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tler Football Centennial
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ies leading up to the offi-
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olina A&T in Bragg
norial Stadium (4:00).
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ner against Delaware
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morial Stadium will be
annual FAMU Sports
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.e against Howard
versity will be the fifth
ual "Toast To The
mpions" Rattler Football
union Weekend. Kickoff
be 7:00 p.m.
The October 22 home
est against Norfolk State
versity will be the 2005
ler Homecoming
kend. Kickoff is 3:00

although football began
n intramural level on the
IU campus in 1899, it
granted varsity status by
institution in 1906, when
first off-campus games
Splayed.


Since then, the program
has generated over 500 vic-
tories all-time, 13 national
championships including
the first-ever NCAA
Division I-AA national title
"in 1978 plus over 30 con-
ference championships.
In addition, the program
has produced over 75 All-
American players, better
than 125 professional ath-
letes, three College Football
Hall of Fame selections: leg-
endary coach A.S. "Jake".
Gaither (1975), guard
Tyrone McGriff (1996) and
halfback Willie Galimore
(1999), plus one Olympic
gold medallist: Robert
"Bullet Bob" Hayes, winner
of two gold medals at the
1964 Tokyo Games.


"Tarver-Jones 3" fight
scheduled for Oct. 1 orl
HBO.
"We're getting a 50-5(
split, but I'm doing all the
leg work," said Tarver, who
had to pose for photos with a
fist aimed at a placard bear-
ing Jones' name. "I've got tq
talk to my agent and restruc-
ture."
Promoters did announce
the venue for the live pay-
per-view event -- the St. Pete
Times Forum in Tarver's
hometown of Tampa, Fla.

France's Monfils
Wins First ATP Title

SOPOT, Poland -
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the Idea Prokom Open by
defeating Germany's Florian
Mayer 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5 in a
match between unseeded
players.
The 18-year-old Monfils;
a former No. 1 junior player;
is ranked No. 65 and wag
appearing in his first ATVP
final. Monfils beat Italy's
Potito Starace a day earlier
to reach the title match.
Mayer, ranked No. 95,
downed 2003 champion
Guillermo Coria in the semi-:
finals.


Sports Challenge by Walter Branch
1. What flying Finn won three gold medals for ski
jumping at the 1988 Winter Olympics?
2. What country had 37 straight wins in baseball
going into the 1987 Pan American Games?
3. What retired basketball player did Red Auerbach
say in 1983 could start for the Celtics "with a couple of
more workouts"?
4. What year's NFL draft included quarterbacks Dan
Marino, Todd Blackledge and John ElWay?
5. What veteran NFL coach refused to let his wife
read the sports pages because of stinging criticism of
him?
6. How many major pro-cycling events did Greg
Lemond win in his historic 1986 season?
7. What sprinter raised his arm in a number one
salute when crossing the finish line at the 1988:
Olympics?
8. Who was the first long jumper to win gold medals
at consecutive Olympic games?
9. What American League baseball team was bought
in 1979 for $12 million and sold in 1987 for $70 mil-
lion?
10. How many baseball All-Star teams did Steve.
Garvey make?
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which had appeared to have
blood on it. The ground
where the items were locat-
ed appeared to be disturbed
and there were fresh marks
in the dirt.
Aumari's face was very
damaged. Several facial
bones were broken, one eye
socket was damaged and
some of her braids were
ripped from her hair.
According to Chief
Assistant state attorney Jay
Plotkin, Thomas' mother
believes her son is innocent
and could not have commit-
ted this crime. However, a
witness who advised that
the two children were seen
together prior to the attack
picked Dennis out of a line
up. The state said they also
have physical evidence that
links Thomas to the crime.
He will appear in court on
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of who they were and what
they could do, at a time
when they were virtually
invisible in mainstream
American cultural," said
President Bill Clinton
when awarding Johnson
the Medal of Freedom in
1996.
Earl Graves Sr., owner
and founder of Black
Enterprise magazine said,
"Johnson showed the black
community that the
American dream was not
beyond reach."
"Johnson became an
icon and Ebony an estab-
lished part of Americana."
John H. Johnson was
born January 19, 1918 in
Arkansas City, Ark. and
moved to Chicago with his
family as a child. After
graduating from public
schools, Johnson attended
the University of Chicago
and Northwestern
University. He founded
Johnson Publishing Co. in
1942 with a $500 loan,
using his mother's furni-
ture as collateral and even-
tually became a multi-mil-
lionaire.
Public visitation for Mr.
Johnson will be from 2
p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday,
August 14 at the Johnson
Publishing Co. in Chicago
and funeral services will
be at 11 a.m. at the
Rockefeller Memorial
Chapel on Monday,
August 15; Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, the
family asks that donations
be made to the John H.
Johnson School of
Communications, Howard
University, 525 Bryant
Street, NW, Washington,
'D.C. 20059.


Head Start continued from A-1
dren to the site which was
declared toxic some years
ago. In fact, one protestor
was arrested after she
chained herself to the
entrance with the hope of
preventing students and
buses from entering the
toxic area.
On Tuesday, City
Council members, Mia
Jones, Pat Lockett Felder
and Reggie Fullwood,
along with Mayor Peyton
announced their plan to
move the nearly 700 chil-
dren from the facility by
the end of the year.
However, the ministers
and protesters feel the end
of the year is too far away.
In addition, the city has
known of these toxic sites
for some time and feel that
the program should not
have been allowed to be
placed at the site, said one
minister.
One mother who joined
in the march said that she
has a first hand knowledge
of what toxic sites can do
to children since her chil-
dren suffered medical con-
ditions following exposure
to a toxic site.
In a meeting
Wednesday night with
EPA officials that was cut
short because it was not
orderly said the officials,
those in attendance were
told that the danger is only
in the soil and can only
harm the children if the
soil is ingested. They
therefore recommend that
people in the contaminated
area wash their hands
often and when the chil-
dren play outside that they


avoid putting their hands
in their mouths.
One mother stated that
is the ludicrous part. "We
are talking about pre-
kindergarten children.
They put their hands in
their mouths."
Some parents say they
are still taking their chil-
dren to the Forest Park
Head Start location, which
is headed by the Urban
League because they
believe in the program and
are anxious for their chil-
dren to learn. In addition,
another family said .that
they were provided mate-
rials by the Urban League
showing that their children
were safe. Not all parents
say they received the
materials.
What is puzzling said
one group of protesters is
why did Head Start
remove children from the
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
facility this school year, a
thriving program in a non-
toxic area, and possibly
sent them to Forest Park.
Senator Tony Hill also
marched with the protes-
tors and vowed to see a
change.


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Siblings Christopher
and Kyle Massey
Make Emmy History
By Rych McCain
Christopher and Kyle
Massey have made
American television histo-
ry. Each brother is a cast
member of two separate
TV Shows that have been
nominated for a Prime
Time Emmy Award in the
same category
(Outstanding Children's
Program) at the same time.
They are the first blacks,


aside from also being the
first siblings, to accom-
plish this rare feat.
Christopher 15, the oldest,
plays Michael Barret, a
good friend to Zoey
Brooks (played by Jamie
Lynn Spears-yes
Britney's little sis), on
"Zoey 101," for
Nickelodeon while Kyle
13, portrays Cory Baxter,
the pesky little brother to
Raven-Symone on "That's
So Raven," for the Disney
Channel. Both Shows are
up for prime time Emmnys.


The Massey brothers .
are show biz veterans hav- r
ing grown up in front of I AM
the camera. Christopher "C np ight
started first as a young pyrightedMateral
child in their hometwon Syndicated Content
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such as Captain Crunch;
Pop tarts, McDonalds and
many others. His TV and
fifm credits include "Big
Momma 's House with
Martin Lawrence; "Yes
Dear" on CBS; MTV's
"Punk'd"; UPN's "The
Parkers" and Disney's
Brothers continued on D-4


HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK OF 8/13/05:

TV ONE
* Saturday 8/13, 3 p.m., TV
One is proud to present the
'76th Annual Bud Billiken
Parade', Chicago's annual
parade honoring African-
American achievement.
The parade will be rebroad-
cast at 1 a.m.
* Monday 8/15, 8 p.m., TV
One premieres a new one-
hour interview with film-
maker John Singleton (Boyz
N The Hood, Shaft, Poetic
Justice) as the first in a
series of specials entitled
'Quiet On The Set'. In front
of an audience of Howard
University students, host
Mary Major questions
Singleton on his directing
and producing career,
including his work as pro-
ducer on the recently
released Hustle & Flow and
director on the Aug. 12
release Four Brothers. The
special rebroadcasts on
Tuesday 8/16 at 11 p.m.,
Friday 8/19 at 1 p.m., and
Saturday 8/20 at 12 noon.
* Saturday 8/20, on TV One
is "Jackee All Day" with a
marathon of movies and
episodes of "227" featuring
the talents of comic actress
Jackee Harry. Jackee has
recently returned to promi-
nence as a 'team captain' on
VH1's 'Celebrity Fit Club'.


Now TV One offers a look
back at Jackee's glory years
as the sexy and sassy
Sandra Clark on "227." At 1
p.m., the 'Jackee All Day'
Marathon kicks off with the
channel's first airing of
Harry's 1989 telefilm The
Reluctant Agent, in which
she plays dual roles in a
comic detective caper. Then
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., its
the sassiest, sexiest Sandra
episodes ever, back-to-
back: "Pity The Poor
Working Girl" (#112), "The
Great Manhunt" (#205),
"Far From The Tree" (#220,


with guest star Della
Reese), "A Good Citizen"
(#221), "The Talk Show"
(#302), "Double Your
Pleasure" (#405), "A Date
To Remember" (#416) and
"Perfume Game" (#512).
This marathon will replay
in the evening, with
Reluctant Agent at 10 p.m.
and "227" from 12 mid-
night to 4 a.m.

BET
* Daily, 6:00 a.m. BET's
Morning Inspiration with
Brother Gerard BET
showcases top ministers in
the African-American com-
munity, along with BET


personality, Gerard Henry
who provides updates on
gospel and religious events.
Weekdays, 11:00 a.m., 6:00
p.m. 106 & Park Watch
interviews of the industry's
hottest talents and count
down the day's top videos
voted on by you. Today:
Mos Def& Talib Kweli talk
about "Black August" and
Freestyle Friday.
* Daily, 11:00 p.m. Soul
Food, The award-winning
series.
* Saturday Video
Countdowns 1:00 p.m.
Rap City Top 10, 2:00 p.m.
Top 25 Countdown.
* Saturday,8/13, 8:00 p.m. -


The Impact Of Destiny's
Child, Join Beyonce, Kelly
and Michelle for a farewell
special and catch an inside
look at how the biggest girl
group has made an impact
on the music industry, their
fans and the world!
* Saturday, 8/13, 8:30 p.m.
- Access Granted: Destiny
Fulfilled Tour Go behind
the scenes of the "Destiny's
Fulfilled Tour."
* Sunday, 8/14, 9:00 a.m. -
Bobby Jones Gospel Dr.
Bobby Jones hosts a soulful
hour of spiritual perform-
ances featuring the
Nashville Super Choir. This
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Brothers continued from D-1
"That's So Raven." Christopher-
received rave reviews for his role
as "Simba," in Disney's 2003
stage production of The Lion King
at the prestigious Pantages
Theatre in Los Angeles. His suc-
cessful, year long run as the play-
ful, tenderhearted cub garnered
him an Outstanding Young
Performer nomination.
Kyle also started young. When
he was nine, he accompanied his
brother on an audition just to "tag"
along and ended up getting a part
because the casting, director asked
him to read as well and liked him.
Kyle says, "I really didn't want to
do acting. I just wanted to go audi-
tion with my brother one time."
The job he booked was the
TBS series "Grandpa's Garage."
He became a regular cast member.
This eventually led to his family
coming to Los Angeles where
Kyle did the routine "doing com-
mercials thing," then transitioned
to landing his current role as
Raven's little brother Cory on
"That's So Raven.".
Now for clarity, please under-
stand that the Massey brothers are
not up for "individual Emmys."
Their "TV Shows," are up for the
Emmys. It is still a rare, notewor-
thy accomplishment for the broth-
ers being cast members of both
shows that were nominated! When
asked about the Emmy nomina-
tions Kyle responded, "I think its
cool, both of us being nominated.
We never expected to be nominat-
ed for an Emmy. It all happened so
fast. To a lot of people it took four
years, but to us that's fast! I'm just
happy about the whole thing,
knowing how hard we worked
actually paid off."
How does Kyle get himself
ready to work on, the set every-
day? He laughs, "I play basket-
ball. I don't know why, but basket-
ball gets me real loose. I play bas-
ketball then I go on set and nail all
of my lines usually in 15 min-
utes." As far as having a normal
childhood goes Kyle says, "I have
a childhood. We ride motorcycles,
four wheelers, we go to amuse-
ment parks and do everything that
normal kids do."
Chris joins the conversation
and relates how his show "Zoey
101," is going. He has a sunny
smile as bright as his little brother.
"The show is going real good,"
he says. "We are having a lot of
fun up at Pepperdine."
The show is shot on the cam-
pus of the real Pepperdine


University in Malibu,
California.
What is the biggest dif-
ference between their
hometown Atlanta and Los
Angeles?
"The Food!," Chris
exclaims with no hesita-
tion. "Down South the
cooking is different. And I
miss the people a lot. In
my neighborhood where I
grew up, the people were
really nice and almost like
family. You didn't have
one family, you had like
thousands of them that
could put you in check if
they needed to and they
could also let you have
fun." |
The brothers wanted to
give shout outs to their
supportive parents Mike
and Angel Massey, grand-
parents Edna and Orlando
Massey, their aunt Bunny,
cousins Rukia and Kadeja
and Mr. & Mrs. Walker.
The Massey brothers are
only beginning to serve
notice on Hollywood.
TV in Black continued from D-4
week: Lashun Pace, K7K Mime,
and Revelation S.E.E.D.
Sunday, August 14, 2:00 p.m. -
Stellar Awards Catch the BET pre-
miere of the 2005 Stellar Awards.
Some of gospel's finest came
together to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of this gospel favorite.
The show was hosted by Yolanda
Adamas, Donnie McClurkin, and
Tonex.
Family Channel Network
Tuesday and Thursdays 12
noon, Future of Black America.
Saturday, 8/13, 3:00 p.m. Black
Family Channel Sports Classics,
Texas Southern vs. Grambling
State, November 1, 2003 game.
Saturday, $/13, 6:00 p.m. Black
Family Channel Sports Special,
CES Fight Night.
Saturday, 8/13, Black Family
Channel Gospel Video Countdown.
Tuesday, 8/16, 8:00 pnm. Black
Family Channel Sports Classics,
MEAC Football, BCC vs.
Delaware State, August 17, 2004.
Friday,. 8/19, 6:00 p.m. Black
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Guilty Fight Night.


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Whassup in Hollyhood
by Rych McCain
"America's Next top
Model" returns to UPN
this fall with a special two-
hour premiere on
Wednesday, September 21.
Eddie Murphy's wife
of 12 years, Nicole
Murphy filed for divorce
in Los Angeles citing
irreconcilable differences.
Former original
Motown Records superstar
Martha Reeves was nomi-
nated in a preliminary vote
to be one of the finalists on
the ballad for a Detroit city
council seat in the
November election.
Four Brothers stars
Tyrese Gibson, Mark
Wahlberg, Andre
Benjamin and Garrett
Hedlund. The supporting
cast includes Terrence
Howard, Josh Charles,
Sofia Vergara, Chiwetel
Ejiofor and Taraji P.
Henson. John Singleton is
the director. The main
premise of this film is
that four adopted broth-
ers, two white and two
Black, reunite after-their
foster mom is shot and
killed, to seek revenge.
The film starts out in a
predictable manner, but as
it progresses about a half
hour in, it does have a cou-
ple of twists and turns that
will keep you guessing.
The action is dynamic and
fast paced in the right
spots. The. setting is
Detroit in the dead cold of
winter and the viewers will
get a since of that cold
throughout the film. The
actors do hold their own
with Wahlberg clearly
leading the pack. Josh
Charles as the rotten cop
and Chiwetel Ejiofor as
the mafia leader figure
made very believable vil-
lains. Terrence Howard
was on top of it as usual
playing the good cop.
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