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Of 14-Year Old's
Ebony Nicole Asberry
-- Her family said she is a
loving, obedient 22-year-
old mother but she has
now been arrested and
charged with third-degree
murder and neglect.
About 2:20 p:m. Saturday,'
Ebony Nicole Asberry
locked her apartment that
she had only occupied for
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She left in the apart-
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son and her four-year-old
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Mother continued on A-7
Congresswoman Corrine Brown (left), Edward Waters College President Dr. Oswald P. Bronson (right), and college
administrators smile as Dr. Gasper Lazzara (seated) presents a check for $100,000 towards the Lazzara Family
Foundation commitment of $1 million for scholarships and college operations at EWC.
EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE
Our College Climbing Up The Ladder Again
The Florida Star Staff
"We are fully accredited -.Edward Waters College
is fully accredited and getting solid," said President
Oswald P. Bronson, Sr. Dr. Bronson is tle 27th presi-
dent of Edward Waters, the 140 Year Old College
located in.the heart of Jacksonville, Florida.
At the end of the 2005 school year, many thought
the. school was lost and no longer accredited.
However, the, Board of Trustee.s the mayor of
Jackson'ille, the governor of Florida, the :atioinl.
state and city elected officials as well as the citizens of
Jacksonville' said it was not so. We are going to fight
for Edward Waters to keep its accreditation and stay
afloat, and they did.
The first step was to bring in Dr. Bronson who had
done a magnificent job at Bethune Cookman College in
Edward Waters College .oiaiur,.:'i, A-7
Martin Lee Anderson
A videotape showing
the guards of a military-
style boot camp in
Panama City, Florida
beating the teen has been
released to the boy's fam-
Martin Lee Anderson
did not have a chance,
said his mother. The
video, even thtoughl it did
not include sound,
showed at least seven
officers that appeared to
be reslitrining the teen
a ainst a tree.
They pulled him up
several times, according
to CNN but the boy kept
falling back down as if
his legs were weak until
Beating cuiimured on A-7
City Firefighters Facing Issues
A black Jacksonville Fire and Rescue worker manages
to find a reason to smile in the wake of a tumultous
week after two black Firefighters alleged they found
nooses pinned to their coats at Station 4.
News In Brief
Teen Who Witnessed Death Of Infant
And Mother Sentenced
Bernard Griffin was 15-years-old in 2004 when the rode
with John Mosley, Jr. and advised the Jacksoiville Sheriffs
Office that he witnessed Mosley choke Lynda Wilkes, 40,
and place her 10-month-old son, that she said was the child
of Mosley, and carried Mosley's last name Jay-Quan
NMosle). in a garbage bag and placed the bag in a grocery
Mosle. \\ as sentenced to death. Griffin, who was placed
in prison as an adult was sentenced to two years of house
arrest and eight \ears probation.. Griffin was also ordered to
undergo substance abuse treatment, submit to random urine
test, get psychological counseling and complete his educa-
tion. The judge also gave him credit for the time he has
already spent in jail.
-- This has been a week of
issues for' Jacksonville
Firefighters. Two black
firemen arrived to work
Friday and found-nooses
pinned to their coats at
Station .4. A third fire-
fighter said that a noose
was tossed at his feet this
past summer and four
firefighters filed federal
law suits against .the
department and the city of
Jacksonville in 2000
because of what they
Issues continued on A-7
African Orphans Will Get Opr.
Oprah Winfrey reportedly has cha
to African orphans. The money wil
her Angel Network which was founi
poverty-stricken children throughout
Judge Ordered Bush administra
To Release Spy Documents
A federal judge ordered the Bush
over documents where domestic eo
without warrants within 20 days or ]
reports they are not providing. In the
sued for working with the National S
Author And Editor Robert W. P(
The author of ONLY THE BALL I
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Parents Seek Return Of Children SWAT Team Took;
DCF Now Threatening To Take Unborn Child
The i of Jesse A. and Latressa Barber play
toge le sitting on a sofa. The parents are trying
to re air children from the State.
will to be left
se money for
*ation to hand
i list of what
e, AT&T was
agency to spy
ITE, the first
Fla. -- When Jesse A., 45,
and Latressa Barber, 39,
were married, they
already had seven chil-
dren. Jesse had two boys
and one girl and Latressa
had three boys and one
girl, and they all lived
Jesse worked at the
post office as a manager
for 24 years and they had
agreed that they would
not have additional chil-
dren even though the
family love was very
Jesse A. and
One day the weather.
was very warm and since
three of the children suf-
fered with asthma, they
were more comfortable
brother, Dwayne Allen,
stopped by and suggested
that the boys go outside
and play basketball with
The mother said she
was opposed to them
playing basketball in the
warm weather because of
Parents continued on A-7
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First African American Inducted Into
The Florida Press Hall Of Fame
Warren Moon: First African American
QB In The Pro Football Hall of Fame
Marc H. Morial
President and Chief Executive, National Urban League
All-star NFL player
Warren Moon recently
became the first African
American quarterback to
be inducted to the Pro
Football Hall of Fame.
The honor punctuates the
extraordinary career of
Moon who has broken
barriers all of life. He is
among a long legacy of
early African American
quarterbacks like Fritz
Pollard, Marlin Briscoe,
Joe Gilliam, James Harris
and Doug Williams, who
helped to make today's
NFL all-stars like Michael
Vick and Donovan
McNabb a common phe-
America first noticed
Warren Moon in the early
80's as the prolific quar-
terback for the University
of Washington Huskies.
As the schools' first
African American quar-
terback in 1978, he set
NCAA Division 1 passing
records and led the
Huskies to a Pac -10
championship and a Rose
Despite his stellar col-
legiate record, the NFL
did not draft Moon.
Unwilling to switch to a
wide receiver or defensive
back position, a common
practice by NFL teams at
the time, Moon went to
play quarterback in the
League. There he reaf-
firmed his proficiency and
talent at quarterback,
leading his Edmonton
Eskimos team to five con-
secutive Grey Cup
Championships. In 1984,
the NFL's fledgling
Houston Oilers finally
picked him to join the
While in the League,
Moon was named 1984
NFL Rookie of the Year,
passed for more than
49,000 yards and 291
touchdowns and was
selected to nine Pro
Bowls. His nine 3,000
place him third among all
quarterbacks in NFL his-
tory. His success is even
more noteworthy, given
his role as team leader.
Quarterback is a
unique, designated posi-
tion in professional team
sports. The role is expect-
ed to be an on the field
general, have an encyclo-
pedic knowledge of strat-.
egy, command the team's
game plan and be the
team's best all around ath-
lete. For many years, the
nasty rumor was that
African Americans did
not possess the requisite
skills to play quarterback
in the NFL. Then Marlin
Briscoe came along and
started a few National
games for the Denver
Broncos of the old AFL.
James Harris followed
and started in the first all
black backfield with the
Buffalo' Bills on a team
featuring a young rookie
named OJ Simpson.
quarterbacks achieved a
special measure of credi-
bility in the 1988 when
Doug Williams led the
Washington Redskins to a
sensational Super Bowl
victory and secured the
MVP award. The 80's also
saw Randall Cunningham
and Warren Moon come
of age, thus demonstrat-
ing the African American
could not only play quar-
terback, but could per-
form with distinction.
The new 'crop of
African American quar-
terbacks, both in the NFL
and college ranks feature
a wide variety of talented
athletes who stand on the
shoulders of Warren
Moon. His election to the
Pro Football Hall ofFame
is justified and deserved
in his first year of eligibil-
' The new frontier is in
coaching, front 'office
positions and the owner-
ship ranks. Head coaches
like Tony Dungey,
Herman Edwards, Art
Shell, Lovie Smith,
Marvin Lewis and Denhy
Green and Romeo
Crennel have demonstrat-
ed that African Americans
can on handle the pressure
cooker demands of lead-
ing NFL teams. Clearly,
this has happened under
the watch of
Tagliabue whose policies
require NFL teams to
America candidates when
there is a coaching vacan-
With Warren Moon's
ascension to the Pro
Football Hall of Fame, the
NFL's future should,'will,
and must include breaking
the barriers to the owner-
ship ranks which would
be a fitting capstone to the
illustrious career of
and a befitting tribute to
all those early African
American NFL greats,
like Moon, who blazed
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FEBRUARY 25, 2006
Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
CHURCH AND PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY-The St.
Nicholas Bethel Baptist Church announces the 126th
Anniversary of the Church and the 13th of the Pastor, Rev.
Dr. Richard W. Jackson. The celebrations will be held
Sunday, February 26 Sunday, March 5.The theme is "We
Are Working On A Building Holding Up The Blood Stained
Banner For Jesus Christ! (Nehemiah 6:3". The dates and
visiting churches are: Sunday, February 26, 2006, 4:00 p.m.-
Greater Bethany Baptist Church, Rev. John Perry; Greater
New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church; Rev. Percy
Jackson; and Christian United Baptist Church, Rev. John
Hicks. Monday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.-New Mount Canaan
Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Perry Robinson; St. Matthew
Baptist Church, Rev. George Price; and Israel United
Baptist Church, Rev. Eugene White. Wednesday, March 1,
7:00 p.m.- Apostolic Shiloh Holiness Church, Rev. Gloria
Anderson; and First Samuel Baptist Church, Rev. Ralph
Jennings. Friday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.-Jerusalem Baptist
Church, Rev. Brian Campbell; New Bethel A.M.E.; and
Community Revived Center Church, Rev. Alfred Cotton.
Sunday, March 5, 4:00 p.m. Jones Temple Church of God in
Christ, Elder Reginald Williams; Renewed Life Ministries,
Pastors Larry and Barbara Brown; Evergreen Baptist
Church, Rev. Elbert Moreland; and Mount Zion Baptist
Church, Rev. Samuel Norris.
HERITAGE FESTIVAL-Varick Memorial A.M.E. Zion
Church, 7013 Blackard Rd., will host a Heritage festival on
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The festival
features a heritage Auction, games, contests,. fish fry, etc.
Storytelling begins at 10:30 a.m. and a book donation to the
Public Library will be held at 11:30 a.m. The public is invit-
ed to attend. Rev. Charles Tabb, Pastor.
GRACE GOSPEL FEST 2006-Grace Baptist Church of
East Springfield, 1553 E. 21st St. will host an open door
Grace Gospel fest 2006 on March 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Participants include New Creations, Nu Testaments, Singing
Trumpets, Golden Clouds, Gospel Tones, Royal Spirituals,
Sunny Rose, C.E. Laney Choir, Rev. Herman and Rev.
Vivian Fountain, Rev. Shemnan Kelly, and Bro. Glenn
GEE WIZ IT'S THE GOSPEL-By popular demand, Hope
Chapel Thespians Ministry of Fine Arts presents "Gee Wiz
It's The Gospel". This third performance of the theatrical
play will be held on Saturday, February 25, 6:30 p.m., at the
Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St. The
play sho\ s how the main character, Dorothy, .is faced with
the decision of \ heather or not her response to the gospel of
Jesus Christ will be 3es. The cast will take th audience
down the yellow brick road through a musical repertoire of
classical and contemporary gospel arrangements.. Alison
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Holmes Bartley. Tickets are available at Hope Chapel in Building 2. The Word and Praise team,directed by Ms.
Christian assembly, 9840 Wagoner Rd. For more informa- Kenshela Williams, will be featured along with Evangelist.
tion call (904) 924-2000. Ethel Pritchard, Pastor Jose L. Bosque, and soloist Sis. Pat'
SERIOUS PRAISE-The public invited to share in the 2006 Speights. Rev. Mattie W. Freeman, Founder/Pastor.
Serious Praise Spirit-filled service on February 26, 3:45 p.m.
at Sword and Shield Kingdom Outreach Ministry located at Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
the Father's House Conference Center, 1820 Monument Rd submissions preferred. Send to:.
Food Lion Awards $1,000 To Local Church Mission
modities for the program.
"We are proud of the work
our volunteer staff does
every week, as they prepare
slamming meals for those in
need, we are about meeting
needs and saving the lost,"
Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church "Feed the
Hungry" Program Margie Cody (left) and Ken Stokes,
Community Development Director for the Church (sec-
ond from left), gather with Normandy Food Lion Store
Manager Kathy Mitchel and other store employees while
displaying a replica of a $1,000 contribution.
The Food Lion
Missionary Baptist Church
"Feed the Hungry" Program
a life size check for $1,000
at a ceremony held at the
chains Normandy location.
Store Manager Kath)
Mitchell and store employ-
ees were on hand as the
check was handed off to
Program Director Margie
"We are proud to be the
first store in the Jacksonville
area to award you this
check, and we look forward
to making additional contri
butions throughout the Cit;
to deserving organizations,"
stated Ms. Mitchell.
The Food Lion
Charitable Foundation pro-
vides financial support for
programs and organizations
dedicated to improving the
communities in which Food
Preference for funding is
given to organizations or
programs that involve Food
Lion associates and are
located in Food Lion's mar-
"We are tremendously
grateful for this award, it'
\vill help our mission contin- .
ue its efforts to feed those
less fortunate," stated
Program Director Margie
Cody. The Feeding Mission,
which was started 10 years
'ago operates every Tuesday
and Thursday of the week
providing hot meals and a
word of inspiration to the
homeless population, the
Agency feeds about. 50-75
individuals per week.
S"This commitment from
Food Lion signifies its
HELPING TO EASE THE PAIN
Here is a list of, suggestions to
help comfort and ease the pain of
those who are bereaving.
Allow people the ability to freely
talk about their loved one as much as
the. uiant, you can also encourage
remini insi with, heartfelt stories to
open up dialog
Although it is difficult. ask open
ended questions tn ing to allo'k the
bereaved to express themrnel'es and
their grief Alkais mention the
deceased b-, name.
Do not ignore references' to the
deceased. They are dead, not erased.
Lening a grieving family discuss their
lo\ ed one a their on r time and pace
often helps a great deal.
Remember to acknowledge their
loss no'matter how long ago they suf-
fered it. It's never too late as, that love
never dies, and th, residual pain will
never totally disappear. If you think
of someone's loss, don't change the
subject or ignore it. Telling someone
that you were thinking of his or her
loved one. helps the pain go away.
Keep in mind the bereaved does
rot always want to be reminded of,
what they have and how life must
goes onr Initially those in mourning
are focused only on their loss.
People in grief need acceptance
of their emotions for however long it
takes for them to heal. If it seems
that the person is reacting in
extreme ways for an unusually
long period, encourage him or
her to seek professional help.
"OurAim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
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desire and willingness to
improve the quality of life
for individuals in. need,"
added Ken. Stokes,
Director for the Church.
The money will be used
to purchase food and com-
BONNET-Murdis, 82, died
February 18, 2006.
February 20, 2006.
February 17, 2,006.
died February 16, 2006.
COOK-Mary, died February
February 17, 2006.
February 20, 2006.
GRIFFIN-Ola M., died
February 16, 2006. A.B.
COLE MAN MORTUARY,
HAYES-Kenneth, '51, died
February 12, 2006.
HOGG-Yvonne M., died
FebruarN 18, 2006. A.B.
February 17, 2006.
February 17, 2006.
KING-Grace, died February
LUSK-Brenda E., died
February 16, 2006. A.B.
NORRIS-William, 79, died
February 16, 2006.
PACE-Alexander, Jr., died
February 17, 2006. A.B.
February 19, 2006.
Rafael A., died February 16,
2006., A.B. COLEMAN
SMITH-Sharon L., 27, died
February 20, 2006.
THOMAS-Wanda A., 52,
died February 19, 2006.
February 17, 2006.
WELLS-Kelvin L., 44, died
February 19, 2006.
WEST-Louise, 78, died
February 15, 2006.
February 18, 2006.
WILLIAMS-Martin H., died
February 13, 2006.
WILLIAMS-Willie R., died
February 18, 2006. '
stated Tom E. Diamond,
Senior Pastor of the Church.
For more information on the
program or other ministries
provided by the Church,,
visit www.abyssinia.org or
Ask us about Our
If There had been a death
in 'our fa.il yesterday, .
what would you be doing
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Tel: (904) 766-9671 .Fax: (904) 766-2354
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"Come and Worship, TJih Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Nlorning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting......................7:30 p.m.
Sunday SchooLRevievn 8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
MT. CHARITYMISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M:A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone. (9041 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our ,sit ... s burd and Rjou agan iee 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School.... .............. ............ ..1 000 am.
M morning \\orship........ .. .. ... ... ........ II1 00 a.m.
Evening \~'rliiup................ .................. 6 30 p.m.
Wednesday & Frid.i\ Niglh Scri..es.......................... .31p.m.
Saturday Plison Outreach ... ..... .... .. ........ I -00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School....9:00 a.m. and5:00 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)
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
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
SBible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
S 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.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer- 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
PA1 lU A-4f
The Links OK Corral and Saloon
It was really 'What's Going On' for The
Jacksonville Links recently when they put on their
annual Western Gala fundraiser at the Jacksonville
Fairgrounds. Dressed in the latest western fashions
and boots, as were their guests, these ladies thought
of everything! First guests were greeted by Sheriff
Nat Glover (Ret.) and the Jacksonville Links pres-
ident, Mrs. Gloria Dean as they entered the west-
ern decorated 'Links OK Corral' a.k.a. Expo
Ballroom that featured a giant black and white cow,
ballroom columns adorned with balloons bearing
the same pattern as the giant cow, and giant cacti
throughout. In another area of the 'Corral' there
was the 'Link Saloon' that had horseshoe games,
casino games (these ladies even provided 'money'
for the casino games), libations and a bounty of
edibles. Each table throughout the 'Corral' featured
a miniature bale of hay, trail mix and beef jerky.
For dinner there was BBQ Beef, BBQ Chicken,
and BBQ BeAns (Of course!) compliments of the
Outback Steak House. After dinner there was
line-dancing instructions from former ROAR
member, Ms. Latricia LaDet. This is always
enjoyable segment of the evening. (I said they
thought of everything!). And of course, the versa-
tile Elite Band was as always on 'all cylinders!'
And then there were door prizes galore! The
prizes included gift certificates from
Rosenblooms, Olive Garden, and Mill Cove Golf
Club, an original painting by Link member Mrs.
Vivian Walker, not to mention all kinds of gift bas-
Leading the planning of this fantastic event were
Mesdames Johnetta Moore and Dr. Lois Gibson
ably assisted by hard working committee members
Mesdames Hester Clark, Pat Mitchell, Dr. Kia
Mitchell, Dr. Gerri Smith, and.Joan Spaulding.
When we caught up with the very busy Dr. Lois
Gibson, she shared, "The responses from our
guests have been so positive. Everyone had so
much fun! I know that the success of the event is
attributed to the entire committee along with the
creative contributions of Social Committee leaders
Mesdames Marjoria Manning and Vivian
Walker. The entire chapter worked so very hard.
The camaraderie of our members working together
was so rewarding."
The Jacksonville Links' annual fundraiser
enables the organization to continue their commu-
nity services that include activities at Paxon
Middle School, DignityUWear, Simpson
Methodist Church Kitchen, Stage Aurora and
Edward Waters College.
If you missed this year's fun, you won't want to
miss it next year!
Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming
events. Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail social-
ly@TheFloridaStar.com or you may reach me
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone (904) 285-
9777 or fax (904) 285-7008.
4 See you in the paper! '
FEBRUARY 25. 2006
Dressed in their 'Western Best,' Jacksonville Links members were able to take a break from their Western Gala event. (Photo byFM. Powell)
The Elite Band going "all out." (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
Bold City Links member Mrs. Sandra Hull-Richardson and Dr. Lois
Gibson Western Gala Event Co-Chair. (Photo by James Richardson, II)
Western Gala Co-Chair Mrs. Johnetta Moore having a chat with Bold The Sheriff for the evening Sheriff Nat Glover, Ret. and Mrs. Glover;
City Links member Mrs. Sandra Hull-Richardson. (Photo by James (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
Line Dancing Galore! (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr')
Line Dancing Galore! (Photo by J. Carl Davis, St.)
LJi r., ]
Drs. Gerri Williams Smith and Roy Singleton 'All Western'. (Photo
by J Carl Davis, S.)
Joining their host Jacksonville Link member Betty Asque Davis were
The Masons from St. Augustine. Mr. Mason is a former school super-
intendent of schools in St. Johns County. Mrs. Mason is a Link mem-
ber with the Daytona Beach chapter. (Photo by J Carl Davis, Sr)
TUESDAY @ 5 P.M.
Jacksonville Links Members Mesdames Teri Stepter and Dr. Brenda
Simmons were having a great time line dancing. '(Photo by J. Carl
Mesdames Inez Asque took time to congratulate her friend Mrs.
Dororthy Borrough who won a gift certificate for golf at Mill Cove
Golf Club. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)
Lucky door prize winners were really excited! (Photo by J. Carl Davis,
It was not an easy task to get Clarence Wilkerson, Jr. away from the
'Casino' table but for his lovely wife he did oblige. (Photo by J Carl
Davis, Sr.) i A
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Miami-Dade School District
schools..are making sigiffi-
cant gains double those
made by the state as a whole
- in improving reading and
math scores on the Florida
The reasons why could
be key to increasing stu-
dent achievement in all
Florida public schools. espe-
cially among black and
Hispanic students, according
to a Florida TaxWatch
The report, by the gov-
ernment watchdog group's
Center for Educational
Accountability, is based on
2005 FCAT scores that show
the percent of students
reaching proficiency in each
grade in both reading and
math increased 64-points
across all grades in Miami-
Dade, compared to a
statewide average gain of 32
The report notes that it's
unclear what is responsible
for Miami-Dade schools'
gains but that it is particular-
ly significant in view of the
district's historically dismal,
performance no urban dis-
trict in the state had per-
"The ultimate success of
the state is going to rely on
the Miami-Dade School
said Betty Coxe, Executive
Director of the Center.
"There's plenty of prelimi-
nary information to suggest
that the approach taken in
Miami-Dade is working.
We'll need to look specifi-
cally to see why and how to
replicate the success," she
In 2004, prior to the 2005
FCAT tests, Niami-Dade
Rudolph F. "Rudy" Crew
grouped 39 failing schools
into a School Improvement
Zone and devoted increased
resources in 17 \ays to push
academic impro\ ement.
Those actions included
intensive support for teach-
ers and students, a one-hour
extension of the school day
\with ten extra days a year,
and a focus on literacy\ in
grades Kindergarten through
The district also stressed
increasing teacher effective-
ness through professional
development and salary
The Nliami-Dade School
District overall, doubled the
percentage gains of the state
with 28 points in reading
versus 12 points statewide
and 36 points in math versus
20 statewide average.
Florida TaxWatch rec-
ommends that policymakers
determine what is happening
in the Miami-Dade schools
that can be used statewide to
accelerate student achieve-
ment to levels that will help
all children reach proficien-
cy in the shortest amount of
The report also notes the
relationship between student
achie emnent and future
Florida's future work-
force \\ill be one of the most
diverse in the nation. The
state's student population is
among black and Hispanic
student populations lags
behind the achievement of
The Miami-Dade School
District has Florida's largest
and most diverse student
population, \\ith 900o of its
students being minorities.
District is closed, the same
gap in the state of Florida
. will remain. There are
national implications as
well. The report notes that
Florida educates one of
every 20 students in the
nation aild has seven of the
largest 25 school districts in
Florida TaxWatch notes
that further research is need-
ed to examine what each
Miami-Dade school did dif-
ferently in 2005 than in
2004, particularly with
regard to teacher effective-
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Set To Reach $981 Billion By 2010
NEW YORK-- Buoyed
by advances in education
and employment, the
African American market
now commands a buying
power of $762 billion, an
economic pocketbook that is
expected to reach $981 bil-
lion by 2010, according to
The U.S. African American
Market, a new report from
Packaged Facts, a division
of MarketResearch.com, a
leading provider of industry-
specific market research
According to the report,
which for the first time
NEW YORK CITY--The
death of a
J Dilla just three
his 32nd birthday, has jolted
the music world and shed
light on an often-debilitating
disease that afflicts 1.5 .mil-
The cause of death for
James Dewitt Yancey--a.k.a..
Jay Dee and J Dilla--has
been reported as both kidney
failure and cardiac arrest,
apparently brought on by
S lupus, from which he suf-
fered for several years.
SAccording to the Lupus
Research Institute (LRI),
lupus is a chronic autpim-.
minie disease in which the
body's immune system--nor-
mally our natural defense
overactive and forms anti-
bodies that attack and dam-
age different organs and tis-
sues such as the skin. brain,
:. heart, lungs, blood and kid,-
; :, neys.
One, in. three lupus
Patients has kidney disease,
and heart disease is one of
the leading causes of death
among people with lupus.
According to the Lupus
Research Institute, nine in
ten lupus patients are
wonien--JDilla had the mis-
S fortune of being one of the.,
one in 10 lupus sufferers
who are mnale.. Sadl\. he
only survived for three years.
Spast his diagnosis.
S ; Dilla's tragic death
Serves as an important
opportunity to highlight the
widespread incidence and
devastating impact of lupus
'on Americans, in general.
Sand people of color in partic-e
S'-ular. More Americans have:
: lupus than cerebral palsy,
multiple' sclerosis, sickle-.
S cell laiemia, and cystic
:: fibrosis combined, making it,
one *of this country's inost
prevalent medical problems.
And African American.
Hispanic/Latina, Asian and
Native American women are
three times more likely to
develop lupus than
The exact cause of lupus
is unknown and, as yet,
lupus cannot be prevented or
cured. And the last treat-
' m ment for lupus, was
examined the black popula-
tion from a regional per-
spective, African Americans
in the West and Northeast
have higher average
incomes than those in the
Midwest and the South, and
consequently account for a
disproportionate share of the
aggregate income of African
Blacks living in the
Northeast are much more
likely to want to get to the
very top in their career-
viewing their work as a
career, not just a job. For
this reason, African
approved 40 years, ago,
which points to the great
need for increased research.
That's where the Lupus
Research Institute comes in.
T arch, is enabling scientists
to make bold, new break-
throughs in our understand-
ing of the disease. Founded
and funded by lupus patients
Americans in the Northeast
are far more likely than
African Americans as a
whole to feel secure finan-
cially and to be happy with
their standard of living.
However, while the mar-
ket potential is steadily
lack of targeted marketing
and advertising remain
obstacles to growth in sever-
al sectors that are largely
"Having roughly the
same purchasing power as
Americans tend to be left
and families across America,
the LRI's strategic research
investment already totals
more than $14 million. To
learn more about lupus and
the Lupus Research
Institute, log on to
Luarent Dubois Receives
Frederick Douglass Book Prize
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery,
Resistance and Abolition at Yale University, an organization
sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
History, presented the Seventh Annual Frederick Douglass
Book Prize at a dinner at the Yale Club of New York on:
February 23. Laurent Dubois, associate professor of history
at Michigan State University, was awarded the prize for his
book. "A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave
Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804."
Focusing on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, Dubois
explores the slave revolts there that brought about the 1794
abolition of slavery. The $25,000 award for the year's best
non-fiction book on slavery, resistance or abolition, is the
most generous history prize in the field. The Frederick
Douglass Book Prize was established in 1999 to stimulate
scholarship on slavery by honoring outstanding books.
Previous winners include: Ira Berlin and Philip D. Morgan.
1999; Da\id Eltis. 2000; David Blight, 2001; Robert Harms
and Johl Stauffer. 2002; James F. Brooks and Seymour
Drescher, 2003; Jean Fagan Yellin. 2004.
Rice Vows To Pressure Egypt On reforms
: CAIRO. Egypt Secretary of
:. State Condoleezza Rice pledged to
a group of democracy activists on
Wednesday that the United States
will continue applying pressure on
S Egypt's government to meet its'
promises of reform.. ..
"One good thing about having the
president stand for election and ask
for the consent of the governed is
Condoleezza Rice that there is a program." Rice told a
group of dissidents, editors and pro-
fessors. The session followed a breakfast with President
Hosni NMubarak, who according to his spokesman reiterated
to Rice that Egypt will not bow to U.S. efforts to cut off
international aid to the Palestinian government now that the
radical group Hamas controls its parliament. Egyptian
Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit had delivered that
same message to Rice on Tuesday.
Mubarak "emphasized the importance of giving Hamas
enough time to assess the current situation and define its
positions according to the demands of President Mahmoud
Abbas." said presidential spokesman Suleiman Awad. Awad
said U.S.-Egyptian ties were "strategic and deep," but added,
S"Egypt's decisions are made inside Egypt, not in any other
capital or place, despite its interest in advice from its
friends." Rice did not give any details of what she and
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Death Toll Rises In Nigerian Violence
LAGOS, Nigeria -.Bodies littered the streets of the
southern Nigerian city of Oritsha on Wednesday as the death
toll from days of Christian-Muslim violence across Nigeria
rose to at least 96. "I've counted more than 20 people killed
today." said Onitsha resident Isotonu Achor after gangs of
rioters armed with machetes and shotguns poured through
the mainly Christian city. "Major streets are littered with
bodies of people killed today, most of them northerners,"
Achor said. Other witesses also sai4 they saw at least 2Q
behind when it comes to
marketing and advertising
because Hispanics are
expected to have more rapid
population growth," said
Don Montuori, the publisher
of. Packaged Facts.
"Marketers would be wise,
however, to tap into the
African American segments
that outpace their Hispanic
counterparts, such as those
with incomes greater than
families; and African
American women-all sectors
which offer huge potential in
the consumer goods mar-
Now in its 6th edition,
The U.S. African American
Market provides a compre-
hensive profile of consumer
expenditure patterns, shop-
ping behavior, and attitudes
towards food, health, enter-
tainment, leisure, and tech-
Strategies and opportuni-
ties for marketing to the
African American commu-
nity are also covered
Barack Obama Showing A Midas
Touch In His First Year In Congress
Being the Senate's lone black member and only the fifth
black senator in history, Senator Barack Obama has prompted
many fellow Democrats and others to wonder if he will
become the nation's first black president, or vice president.
The party needs him and, for all I know, the'nation needs
him," said George Washington University political analyst
Stephen Hess. ."There hasn't ,been an African-Amnerican
Democrat who has had an appeal broadly beyond his ethnic
Senate Democrats and Republicans alike, who often use
S"gentleman," and "humble," and "hard working" to describe
Obama, the 44-year-old married father of two daughters, say
he is destined for bigger roles in the years ahead.
"I think people look at him and think he's clearly, clearly
going to continue to grow in influence in the Senate and in Barack Obama
national politics," said Sen. Mike DeWine (news, bio, voting record). R-Ohio.
"I've been here 31 years and seen a small handful of people that have made hs much an
impression as he has and he has done it by working hard," said Sen. Patrick Leahy (news,
bio, voting record), D-Vt. In Illinois, state Sen. Kirk Dilard, the GOP chairman of suburban
DuPage County, said he has been impressed with Obama since they successfully worked
together on campaign finance reform years ago in the Illinois General Assembly.
"I believe Illinois and America are looking for a hero and somebody who gives us hope.
as we saw at Coretta King's funeral, that we can be a color blind society," Dillard said. "It's
not just based on race. It's based on we want a hero in general."Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., a
former Black Panther who trounced Obama in a 2000 primary, now praises Obama as a "reg-
ular guy" who does an outstanding job for Illinois.
"He represents the promise America is supposed to be, and somehow, despite all those
obstacles, he somehow squeezed through the crack in the wall that separates him from other
blacks,", Rush said.Obama trailed only the Re\. Jesse Jackson, Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice and former Secretary of State Colin Powell in support among blacks
asked to name the nation's "most important black leader," according to an AP-AOL poll
released last week.
When asked if he feels burdened by others' expectations. Obama replied. "I remind them
that's a pretty high-class problem to have. I remind them that the people who are burdened
don't have health care and see their kid get sick."
SHe won a Grammy this year in the spoken word category for his readings from his auto-
biographical "Dreams From My Father," a memoir first published in 1995 that has become
a best seller as his fame has grown.
. In the trenches of the Senate, Obama has worked as a member of the Veterans Affairs
Committee to improve disability pay for Illinois' military veterans after news reports showed
the state has been ranked nearly last in that category for decades.
Altogether, the freshman senator from Illinois has helped raise $6.5 million for his polit-
ical action committee and other Democratic candidates, party committees and state parties
from New Jersey to Virginia to Florida.
Hip Hop Artist's Death From Lupus
Raises Profile Of Disease That
Disproportionately Impacts African Americans
FEBRUARY 18, 2006
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Mother continued from A-]
returned, she found Ya'Quan lying on the floor with a chest of drawers lying on top of
him. He was rushed to Shands Jacksonville with life threatening injuries but was pro-
nounced dead about an hour later.
Ebony has been booked without bond. The toddler's death was classified as "unin-
Beating continued from A-]
They then reported'that Martin had died because of his Sickle-cell disorder. The
family said that they were never told that Martin had Sickle Cell traits and will not
accept that explanation.
Parents continued from A-]
their asthmatic condition. Her brother became upset and called the Department of
Children and.Families and reported that the children were being held against their will.
. According to Mr. & Mrs. Barber, that is when their problems began. The brother and
other family members made complaints to DCF for any and all occurrences. After each
evaluation, it was determined that the children with their parents were in a "low risk"
Even though they had agreed not to have more children, a daughter was born and
shortly afterwards, the Barbers separated and she went to stay with her mother, but did
not take her infant daughter, and'Jesse was granted "care and control." During the cus-
tody battle and again while continuing his work at the post office, he took care of his
infant daughter. This was Jesse and Latressa's first biological child together.
During the separation, Latressa would go spend time with her husband and daughter
and on one of those days her mother wanted her to bring her daughter with her. Jesse
did not agree. Her brother then made a telephone call that his brother-in-law (Jesse)
was not trustworthy, and had a gun and a bomb. The SWAT team arrived, Jesse did not
understand that his house was surrounded and within a few hours, after he had called
JSO and the FBI he came out of the house with his daughter. She was snatched from
his arms and he was arrested.
After their son was born, it all started again, said the couple and all of their chil-
dren were taken away, including the newborn son, who was snatched from his mother's
)arms in the middle of the night.
SNow the Barber's have no children. They are all in foster/relative care. The. older
son has had a very difficult time in foster care receiving mistreatment and problems.
;The couple's limited visitation periods are very short and even though both said they
Attended parenting class and tried to comply with other demands of DCF, they have
been advised that they have not completed requirements, and the husband said he is not
going to retake the class. They are upset that they can't even take the kids to church.
; Because Latressa had fear of losing her daughter during the separation, she said she
made a move she truly regrets. She wrote a letter accusing her husband of drug use and
domestic violence. And even though he has been'cleared of all matters, they are suf-
fering tremendously because of this.
Both have filed appeals. A hearing is scheduled for March 1 and they have been
advised that they cannot continue to live together as husband and wife if they want to
regain custody of their youngest son and daughter. In addition, she has been advised
by DCF, said Latressa, that they are going to recommend that their parental rights be
taken away and also intend to take her unborn child away after it is born. DCF still has
her husband in the category of abuse and neglect. Another hearing is scheduled for
March 6, and they have been advised that DCF is going to recommend that their chil-
dren be adopted. This means they will not even be given long term relative care where
S they could have access to blood relatives.
When asked about the threat of losing the unborn child to the state, their response
was, we are loving parents, we want children and if they keep taking them, we will
keep having them until we can keep theii. The couple agrees, we are not perfect, but
.\e don't abuse or neglect our children. They can't understand'why DCF is still deny-
ing them rights to their children since all charges have been dropped even though the
S, monies he paid has not been refunded. Mr. Barber said, "I have 128 nieces and
S nephews and am riot prevented from them so, why can't I be with and take care of my
w\\n children?" "\Ve ant our children back. we \\'ant DCF out of our lives, we want.
the truth kno\ n." i .
issues continedi from A-I."
S called, "reversed discrimination."
In 2000 Jacksonm ille had a black fire chief and e en though many said he did an out-
standing job, there was strong opposition about him holding that position. He was
therefore replaced when John Peyton became mayor.
The case of the four white firefighters (now three, since one died) was scheduled to
start hearings.Wednesday.. Mayor John Peyton and Isaiah Rumlin, president of the
,T'NAACP ha'e both requested immediate action and investigation. Mr. Rumlin has
S requested the FBI to come in and investigate and the mayor has requested the
Jackson\ ille Human Rights Commission to take a number of steps to get to the bottom
;of the racial problems that seems to.be haunting the department.
Edward Waters College continued from A-1
From left are Dr. James A. McLean as Vice President, Division of Institutional
Advancement; Dr. Oswald P. Bronson, President; Dr. Valerie N. Walker, Vice
President of Academic Affairs; and Mr. Johnny Rembert, Athletic Director.
in Daytona Beach, Florida and decided to retire. But, when he saw a Historically Black
College about to go under, he agreed to come out of retirement and lead them to victo-
Dr. Bronson's first step was to put together a strong team for support. He said he
"filtered out the problems and brought on board, Dr. James A. McLean as Vice,
SPresident, Division of Institutional Advancement; Dr., Valerie N. Walker, Vice
President of Academic Affairs, Mrs. Phyllis Bell-Davis, Assistant Vice President of
Communication and Marketing and Mr. Johnny Rembert, Athletic Director a very
strong team, dedicated to excellence and ethics.
Dr. Walker said the college has 17 majors and a developmental educational pro-
gram. The faculty is all dedicated and the students are traditional and non-traditional
students. Therefore, you can be 18 or 80 and still come to Edward Waters College to
obtain a degree. "And when you get that degree from the accredited Edward Waters
College, you will not just have a piece of paper. you 'will have knowledge" said Dr.
Walker. ... :
Dr. Walker also advised that Edward, waterss is one of the few colleges that offer a
dual engineering program., This program is done in collaboration \\ ith Florida A & M
Edward Waters has an outstanding music department and even though education is
stressed and the athletic teams are young, they have several areas of sports, said Mr.
Rembert and have already enjoyed some x\ wonderful w ins.
The school is also stressing safety so in addition to. the strong security team that
.take personal interest in the students, they have purchased much of the property around
the campus. Many of the buildings will be demolished and grass \ill be planted so-the
campus will have alot of green space.
Students at Edward Waters work in conjunction with the Jacksonville Sheriffs
Office and are proud to have the first Student Sheriff Advisory Council in the country.
Mrs. Phyllis Bell-Davis stated that many volunteers are needed to help \with some
of the college's projects and they are also seeking businesses for students to serve as
interns. Their theme is, "An engaged student is.-agood student."
Dr. McLean, in his role is helping to raise the much-iedede money for the school-
and students. One method of fund raising is matching dollars and they are asking fac-
ulty, staff, alumni, friendsand neighbors to donate at least $1.00 for e\er) year the
school has been in existence. This amount does not ha\e to be given all at once but it
would be extremely beneficial if people would d make a pledge. At this'time,, 100% of
the staff has pledged, which is unusual. One very large donation was'made Monday
as Congresswomnan Corrine Bro\\n brought to the campus. Dr. Gasper Lazzara who
presented a check for S100.000 towards the Lazzara Family Foundation commitment.,
of $1 million for scholarships and college operations.
Many thought the college would loose its students when accreditation was threaten
but there are still about 700 students enrolled and they ha\e received a tremendous
number of applications for the coming school \ear in fact. more than expected.
Dr. Bronson said Ed\\ard Waters belongs to everyone and he wants the citizens to
feel: "Edward Waters College belongs to me and it's fully accredited."
Shooting Across From Orange Park
High May be Gang Related;
Jacksonville Teen Arrested
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- It was reported that an
altercation between more
than a dozen .teens
occurred across the street
from Orange Park High
were heard behind the:
store in a shopping strip in
the 400 block. of Blanding
Boulevard. An 18-year-
old, Michael Jacola ,was
shot in the chest. His
friends quickly loaded him
'into a car.
stopped them and Jacola
was rushed to Orange Park
.Medical Center by rescue,
and later air lifted to
His condition was
determined not to be "life
threatening even though he
suffered a collapsed lung.
Clay County Sheriff
stated, "The incident has
all the classic signs of pos-
sibly being gang-related."
It took more than an
hour for JSO and Clay
County officers to .appre-
hend the suspect after the
suspect was spotted hiding
in some bushes. .
The speculation that
this is a gang-related inci-
dent is an unexpected the-
ory said Orange Park High
The apprehended sus-
pect is 18-year-old,
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H I S T O R Y
I -my recipe for living, my history.
Humanitarian, Social Adt ocLte, Crusader
Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless Atlanta, Ga.
Main Ingredient: Passion
Elizabeth Omilami's commitment to the
homeless, the hungry and the working
poor was sparked long before she assumed
leadership of Hosea Feed the Hungry and
Homeless, the organization founded by her
father. Believing "Whenever \we get too big
to do the little things, \we have lost the real
meaning of life," Elizabeth's mission is to
provide more than hot meals, but also
hope for a better life.
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Ralph V Giles-One Of America's
'Powerful Players Under 40'
emphasizes its co0mmPitmluent to thie future bI
ton V 4 identil inh the next generation of leadership in
SN-. ,, the industry. Onl four select individuals are honored
S" ith the "'Young Leadership and Excellence Award". T
Sh ti be eligible, nominees nuist be 35 ears of age or
younger. -)nl\ four indi, iduals are honored each vear.
IIn 2003. Ralph V. Gilles of DaimlerChrOsler \\as one ol
four men to receive the honor.
Gilles. Director Truck Exterior and Interior Desi-n
Studio, Chrysler Group. \\as named to Blacks
Enterprise magazine's "Hot List: American' Most
Powerful Play ers Under 40." featured in the December
.... "-.2 05 issue
The list profiles bold, young innovators \\ho are'
transforming the \world of business, entertainment,
media, sports science and politics. Gilles \\as recog-
-+." '..:" +; ,' nized as .
Ralph V. Gilles (left), DaimlerChrysler Product Design Director and one of commu-
Black Enterprise's "America's Most Powerful Players Under 40" for 2005 ni t I ii
looks at a Chrysler Design. B I ac k
Enterprise acknowledged Gilles as a major influence of automotive design.
He \\as also the lead designer of the Dodge NIagnum. Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger. In
addition. he \\as the director of the N180 concept vehicle and was the primary interior designer i
for the Dodge Viper GTS R. Dodge ESX2 and Jeep-@- Jeepster concept vehicles.
He also contributed to production versions of the 2003 Dodge Viper and 2002 Jeep Liberty.
In his spare time. Gilles series as a part-time instructor at the Center for Creati\e Studies in
Detroit. In June 2005. Black Enterprise selected DaimlerChrysler as one of its 30 Best
sCompanies for Di\ersity. with DaimlerChrysler. Gilles oversees 30 designers on a \arienr of
\ vehicle concept and production programs.
Gilles joined the Company in 1992 and has held a series of increasingly responsible posi- Ralph V. Gilles
Itions within Product Design. He holds a B.S. in Transportation Design from the Center for
ICreative Studies in Detroit and an NMBA from Nlichigan State University.
In addition to being named to Black Enterprise's "Hot List." in 2005 Gilles received the Innovation Award from N_ magazine, the
"N'Design" award for artistry at the N'Digo Foundation Gala and the President's A\ward at the "Black Engineer of the Year" awards ceremony.
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In June 2000, Dr. John Brooks Slaughter was named pres-
ident and chief executive officer of the National Action
Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. In August 1999,
he assumed the position of Melbo Professor of Leadership in
Education at the University of Southern California. He was
'- president of Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1988
S through July 1999, when he was named president emeritus.
In 1980, he returned to the National Science Foundation
as director and served in that capacity until 1982 when he
became chancellor of the University of Maryland, College
Park. From 1979 to 1980, Slaughter served as academic vice
John B. Slaughter president and provost of Washington State University. In
1977, he was appointed assistant director for Astronomics,
Atmospherics, Earth and Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation. In 1975, he
became director of the Applied Physics Laboratory of the University of Washington.
Slaughter earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State
University and a master's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D.
in engineering sciences from the University of California, San Diego. He holds honorary
degrees from more than 25 institutions. Winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National
Award in 1997 and UCLA's Medal of Excellence in 1989, Slaughter was also honored with
the first "U.S. Black Engineer of the Year" award in 1987 and the Arthur M. Bueche Award
from the NAE in 2004. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves as a director of Solutia, Inc. and
Erroll Davis Jr. has been Director at Knology, Inc. US Technology/Wireless
Communications since November 2002 Davis is Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer of Pirinate Consulting Group,
L.L.C., a privately held consulting firm, and of RBX
Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of rubber and
From May 1999 to June 2001, he served as Chief
Executive Officer of SmarTalk Teleservices Corp., an inde- .
pendent provider of prepaid calling cards. Mr. Davis was Chief
Operating Officer of Total-Tel Communications, Inc., a long-
distance telecommunications provider from October 1998 to
Davis currently serves as the chairman of the board of Atlas Erroll Davis, Jr.
Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. and as a director of Exide
Technologies, Inc., for which he is chairman of the compensation committee, Telcove, Inc.,
for which he serves as a chairman of the claims and settlement committee, Metals USA, Inc.
and Tipperary Corporation. Mr. Davis was elected to our board of directors pursuant to our
stockholders agreement, which permitted certain holders of the Series D preferred stock to
designate a nominee to serve as director for a three-year term. Davis is a nominee for Class
Arlington W. Carter Jr. is the retired Vice President,
Facilities and Capital Investments of The Boeing Company
.In 1990, when he was named
Black Engineer of the Year, Art
Carter was vice president and
general manager of Boeing's
,, Missile Systems Division.
An electrical engineer,
-Carter spent his entire career
advancing with Boeing, working
his way up the ranks of leader-
Arlington W. Carter ship. Retired since 1998, Carter
serves on the boards of numer-
ous organizations in and around Seattle, including the
Citizens Oversight Panel of Sound Transit, a $4-billion
transportation improvement project for the Puget Sound
Col. Guion Bluford graduated from Pennsylvania State
University with a B.S. degree in
aerospace engineering in 1964.
After graduation he entered active
duty with the U.S. Air Force,
where he served as a pilot during
the Vietnam War (1959-1975). He
earned an M.S. degree in aero-
Bluford was selected as an astronaut candidate in i978.
He firstwent into space in August 1983. Bluford's 1983
mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger included the
deployment of an Indian communications satellite and the
first launch and landing of a space shuttle at night
. .In November 1985 Bluford again flew aboard the space
shuttle Challenger on a mission dedicated to German scien-
Captain Cochran has
accumulated more than
3,300 flight hours and 469
He reported to the
"Blue Angels" in
September 1985, and flew
in the left wing position
for the 1986 and 1987 sea-
sons. In 1995, he was
selected to serve as the
Commanding Officer of
The Blue Angels Flight
In December 1980, he
reported to Fighter
Squadron 124 (VF-124)
for transition training in
the F-14A Tomcat.
Afterwards, he was
assigned to the "Black
Lions" of Fighter
Squadron 213 (VF-213)
where he completed two
deployments to the
Western Pacific and Indian
Ocean aboard the nuclear
powered aircraft carrier
In February 1985, he
reported back to
VF-124 as an instructor
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Arnold Stancell joined the Georgia Tech faculty after a 31-
-year career with Mobil Oil where he was vice-president of the
U.S. oil and natural gas business and subsequently vice-presi-
dent in the international area. He initiated, negotiated and signed
the successful $18 billion investment venture between Mobil
and the State of Qatar for the production, transportation and
:." marketing of liquefied natural gas from the North Field in the
After receiving an Sc.D. degree in Chemical Engineering
from MIT in 1962, Dr. Stancell joined Mobil and spent the
rnold Stancell first ten years of his career in research. He was awarded nine
patents and innovated processes for low cost solventless, low pressure polyethylene
manufacture, the first commercial process for polybutene-1, commercial terephthalic
acid (polyester intermediate) purification, and rapid bonding of plastic structures at
interfaces by use of lasers. He continued this work at MIT when he was Associate
Professor of Chemical Engineering in 1970-71 on leave from Mobil. His doctoral stu-
dent, David Lam, went on to found Lam Research, a leading maker of plasma etchers
for computer chip manufacture. Dr. Stancell was offered tenure at MIT but decided to
return to Mobil.
In 1997, he was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and received
the AIChE National Award in Chemical Engineering Practice. Other awards include the
Outstanding Teacher Award in Chemical Engineering (1997), Career Achievement
Award of City College of New York (1993), Black Engineer of the Year (1992).
James Mitchell, a native of North Carolina, received the B.S.
degree in chemistry at North Carolina A&T State University at
Greensboro in 1965 and the Ph.D from Iowa State University in
1970. He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff
in 1970, was promoted to supervisor of the Inorganic Analytical
Chemistry Research Group in 1972, and became head of the
Analytical Chemistry Research Department in 1975.
Under his leadership, the department was transformed into
an internationally renowned research organization with lead- Dr. James W.
ing-edge contributions and first-time accomplishments in the Mitchell
development of new methods, and design of unique instrumentation for the character-
ization ofphotonic, electronic and optical waveguide materials, structures and devices,
which were previously unamenabld to extreme trace and high resolution analysis.
Mitchell was named a Bell Labs Fellow in 1985 and inducted into the Materials
Engineering section of the NationalAcademy of Engineering in 1989. Mitchell headed
the Process Chemical Engineering Research Department in 1994, directed the
Materials Reliability and Ecology Research Laboratory in 1995, directed the Materials
Processing Research Laboratory in 1997, and became Vice President, Communications
Materials Technology Research Laboratory in 2001.
Braithwaite was named
SBlack Engineer of the
SYear- in 1995, he was
.vice president of infor-
mation systems for
.. ".Airplane Group and had
.. .... been instrumental in
.. developing computer-
aided design and devel-
S .. opment. His innovative
m : work as the chief engi-
S .s- ~ never responsible for the
Walt Braithwaite integration of computer-
assisted design and
manufacturing is credited by Boeing with cutting research
and development costs in half. Braithwaite was named pres-
ident of the new company Boeing Africa in July 2000.
Albert Edmonds now ... .
leads the group responsible
for enhancing EDS' image
with governmental customers
around the world.
In. 1996, when he was .
named Black Engineer of the r.:
Year, Lt. Gen. Albert J.
Edmonds, U.S. Air Force, 7.
was director of the Defense
Information Systems Agency ,
and manager of the National .:
-As the leader of DISA and Lt. Gen. Albert
NCS, he oversaw all military J- Edmonds
managed emergency communications for civilian disaster-
response programs, and made sure the White House could
talk to the world instantaneously.
1 9 9 4 'B la c k E n g i n e e r
Of The YDi
Dr. William R. Wiley
joined Battelle's Pacific
Laboratory as a scientist in
1965, shortly after earning
his doctorate in bacteriology
from Washington State
University. He served as
Director of Research from
1979 to 1984 and
Laboratory Director from
1984 until 1994,- when he
became Battelle's Senior
Vice President for Science
,& Technology Policy. In
1986, he introduced the ini-
tiative for the creation of the
Science Laboratory. As a
result of his vision and fore-
sight, Battelle and Pacific
Laboratory began to attain
national and international
recognition for leadership in
molecular science, environ-
mental science and technol-
ogy, and global climate
In 1989, Dr. Wiley was
given a prestigious honor
when his fellow citizens
selected him Tri-Citian of
the Year. He was honored as
a man whose leadership and
contributions fulfilled his
vision for the future
growth and development
of the Tri-Cities and as a
man totally committed to
the idea of progress
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Dr William Wiley
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Rodney O'Neal, 51 was
named President and Chief
Operating Officer of Delphi
S.January 7, 2005. Prior to that
position Mr. O'Neal served as President of the Dynamics, Propulsion and Thermal sector effective January 1, 2003.
This sector was realigned e ffecti' e January 1, 2004 and is now the Dynamics, Propulsion, Thermal & Interior sector.
SHe assumed additional responsibility for Europe and South America in January 2004. He had been Executive Vice
President of Delphi and President of the former Safety, Thermal and Electrical Architecture sector since January
2000. Previously, he had been Vice President and President of Delphi Interior Systems since November 1998 and
"- General Manager of the former Delphi Interior & Lighting Systems since May 1997. He is a member of the Executive
O'Neal is originally from Dayton, Ohio, and began his career with General Motors as a co-op student in 1971. At
Delphi, his responsibilities include leading a sector of 110,000 employees and $10 billion in sales. He is also a mem-
ber of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group and serves as the executive champion for Delphi's Ford customer team.
O'Neal has received two of the country's highest engineering honors. He was named the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year, the top award pre-
sented at an annual conference hosted by the publishers of "U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology" magazine. He also received the 2002
Lifetime Achievement in Industry Award by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). He is a member of the board for Inroads, Inc., and
the Woodward Governor Company. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and serves on the advisory board for Focus: Hope. He is
also involved in a number of organizations including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Mental Illness Needs Discussion Sessions (MINDS), Music Hall
and Lighthouse Community Services.
Dr. Lydia W. Thomas was
selected to receive the top I
honor -"Black Engineer of
the Year" in 2003. She is a O
member of the Board of Trustees
Sand president and CEO of Mitretek Systems. Thomas was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1996, and president and
S" chief CEO in 1996. She is responsible for the general management and direction of the company's overall technical,
financial and administrative activities.
Previously, as a senior vice president and general manager, Thomas was responsible for strategic planning and lead-
ership of Mitretek's Center for Environment, Resources and Space.
Lydia W. Thomas She is a member of the American Society of Toxicology, American Defense Preparedness Association/National
Defense Industrial Association, AIAA (Associate Fellow); the Conference Board and the Teratology Society. Thomas
holds a Ph.D. (1973) in Cytology from Howard University, an MS in Microbiology (1971) from American University and a BS in Zoology (1965)
from Howard University. Dr. Thomas joined MITRE in the 1970s and rose through the ranks through a combination of skill and willingness to
soar. She spent the vast majority of her career at The MITRE Corporation and Mitretek Systems, where she shaped programs that were the beacon
for the nation in energy, environment, public safety, health, and national security.
Her professional and personal achievements have garnered many honors-- Forbes.com called her one of America's "Phenomenal Women" -- as
well as many responsibilities, she volunteers her time to serve on many boards and committees and recently was named by President Bush to serve
as a member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council.
Anthony James was-
President and CEO of
; Savannah Electric; a sub-
sidiary of Southern A
.... Company, when he was named
S- ; .. Black Engineer of the Year 2004 by Career Communications, a media services company that recognizes significant
Minority achievement in engineering, science and technology. The award candidates are judged on their professional
achievement, career achievement and technical contribution.
The turbulent years of James' youth were marked by the mass demonstrations, violent attempts at repression, law-
.-...- suits, and federal intervention that ended racial segregation in James' home state of Florida and the rest of the South.
James became president and CEO of Savannah Electric in 2001. Sincejoining Southern Company in 1978, James
has developed broad experience in the areas of engineering, construction, power plant management, safety and health,
corporate office, employee benefits and wholesale power marketing.
Anthony James On December 13, 2005, the Savannah Electric board of directors elected Anthony James chairman of the board
and Craig Barrs president and CEO of Savannah Electric.
James remained chairman until February 1, 2006 at which time he became executive vice president of Southern Company Services and pres-
ident of the shared services group, which includes, those centralized corporate functions that are providing services to Southern Company's operat-
ing companies and other businesses.
James is based in Atlanta He graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
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The ,FloridaStar/B lack History Month Edition
Linda Gooden Named 2006
Black Engineer Of The Year
Lockheed Martin's President of Information Technology (LMIT), Linda Gooden, named the Black
Engineer of the Year for 2006 at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference held February 16 18, 2006
at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Following the evacuation of the Pentagon on September 11, Gooden and her staff of 200 were back in the
building that evening to ensure that the vital data and communication link continued to operate. She also led the
development of the largest pay and personnel distributed system for the Navy, which will handle the payroll for
more than 400,000 sailors worldwide.
LMIT, an operating company within the corporation's Information and Technology Services business area, is
a fast-growing 11,000-member organization responsible for information technology and other services for fed-
eral agencies across the United States and in 16 foreign countries.
Operating from business locations in all 50 states across the nation andl6 countries internationally, LMIT
supports a customer base which includes: the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services; Energy; Justice;
Commerce; Transportation; and Defense, including three branches of the Armed Services; the Social Security
Administration; General Accounting Office; Environmental Protection Agency; National Aeronautics and Space
Administration; and numerous large commercial clients.
Gooden actively supports professional, academic, and civic organizations and serves on numerous executive Linda Gooden
boards, including Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International;
Information Technology Association of America's (ITAA) Enterprise Solutions; the Keystone Center; the A. James Clark School of Engineering
and the Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises of University of Maryland, College Park; University of
Maryland, Baltimore County; the Prince George's Community College Foundation; the State of Maryland Task Force on the Status of Women and
Information Technology; and the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education.
Gooden was named winner of the 2002 Federal 100 Eagle Award by Federal Computer Week and received the 2002 Corporate Leadership Award
by Women in Technology.
She was voted one of Washington Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business" in 2004 and was selected as one of the "50 Most Important
Blacks in Technology" for 2005 by U.S. Black Engineer and IT Magazine. She also holds Dollars & Sense Magazine's 1997 Salute to America's
Best and Brightest Award.
Gooden was named to her current position in 1997. She served as vice president of Lockheed Martin's Software Support Services unit from
1994 and earlier held other positions of increasing responsibility within the corporation's Data Systems and Information Systems companies.
Before joining the corporation in 1980, she was employed as a software engineer for General Dynamics of San Diego in support of engineer-
She received her degree in computer technology from Youngstown State University and completed post-baccalaureate studies at San Diego State
William D. Smith's career has
taken him from an electrical
engineer to President of
Parsons Brinckerhoff Poldeste
and largest subsidiary company. He
was named President of the Americas Infrastructure company Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. and moved
to the New York office.
""" During his five-year tenure as Northwest District Manager of the Americas Infrastructure company, one of his proud-
est accomplishments was finding and nurturing what he calls the "unnoticed true believers" of PB-highly motivated and
skilled professionals whose potential had not been fully tapped. "When you reach out and touch these people and get three
William D. Smith or four of them working together, you've got a powerful thing."
As Northwest District Manager, based in San Francisco, Smith led a 300-person, 10-office operation in the northwest-
ern U.S., Alaska and Canada, and oversaw PB's work on such projects as the BART Extensions Program, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
East Span; the extension of the Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail in San Francisco, and Legacy Parkway in Utah.
He points with pride to the sobriquet of "the people's engineer" given to PB by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown as a result of PB's sensitiv-
ity to community issues and its cost-savings proposals for a planned intermodal terminal in San Francisco.
Since moving to the New York office in mid-October, Bill has been focusing on understanding the Americas Infrastructure company in four
broad area--financial, marketing, organization, and geographical boundaries--and how each element contributes to the "ever-growing and all-impor-
Stant focus on profitability."
As a manager, Smith says, "my job is to serve the people who work for me, and each of my managers has to do the same thing. No person stands
above the team, including me.
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Arthur E. Johnson is Vice President of Strategic
Development at Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Johnson is responsible for developing initiatives to
strengthen Lockheed Martin's corporate commercial
information technology business.
In 1997, the year he was named Black Engineer of
the Year, he was president of Lockheed Martin Federal
Systems, responsible for a division with nearly 8,000-
Former Army Lt. Gen. Alonzo Short said of Johnson
at the time: He "has been a prime mover in establishing
and supporting the socioeconomic goals of the nation."
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Joe N. Ballard (Lt. Gen., U.S. Army, Ret.) is CEO of
The Ravens Group.
Until his retirement in 2000, Lt. Gen. Joe Ballard was
chief of engineers and commander of the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers -- the first African American to serve in those
jobs. He was noted for his sweeping moves to reorganize
the Corps: consolidating divisions to focus command atten-
tion more tightly on key objectives.
A combat soldier and registered professional engineer,
Lt. Gen. Ballard was responsible for 39,000 military and
civilian employees and oversaw an annual program budget
exceeding $10 billion. Today, Lt. Gen. Ballard is CEO of
The Ravens Group, business development consultants.
Lt. General Joe N.
Of Th Yea' Pal Cadwel
Paul L. Caldwell Jr. is Retired Chairman and Managing
Director of Mobil Producing Nigeria, Inc.
Paul Caldwell earned his B.Sc. degree in mechanical engi-
neering at Oklahoma State University and immediately began
what was to become a remarkable career with Mobil, a career
that would take him from hardscrabble oil fields to rarefied
-board rooms around the world.
When he retired in December 2000, Caldwell led more than
3,800 employees and contractors producing 625,000 barrels of
oil and gas a day with an annual budget of $1.1 billion.
Shirley Ann Jackson,
Ph.D. is President of
Since becoming the first
female Black Engineer of the
Year Award in 2001, Dr.
Jackson has continued to lead
America's oldest technologi-
cal university. She was
instrumental in obtaining a
record-setting, $360-million, Dr. Shirley
no-strings-attached grant for Ann Jackson
the university. Her accom-
plishments as physicist, educator, and executive include
many "firsts," among them being the first African
American to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission, the first to serve as chair of the commis-
sion, and the first African-American woman to earn a
doctorate at MIT.
Paul Caldwell, Jr.
Jesse Ernest Wilkins, Jr. (1923-) Ernest Wilkins, Jr. first attracted nationwide attention when he received his college degree
at age 17. At the age of 19 he became the seventh African American to obtain a Ph.D. He received his Bachelor of Science in
1941, Master of Science in 1941, and Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1942. J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. primary achievement has been the
development of radiation shielding against gamma radiation, emitted during electron decay of the Sun and other nuclear sources.
He developed mathematical models by which the amount of gamma radiation absorbed by a given material can be calculated.
This technique of calculating radioactive absorption is widely used among researcher in space and nuclear science projects.
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Mark E. Dean, Ph.D. is an IBM Fellow and Vice
President of Systems IBM
The recipient of the
2000 Black Engineer of the
Year Award has been called
S. i. "the Architect of the PC
Revolution" for his work
S with the legendary team that
S,.. developed the original IBM
Dr. Mark E. Dean personal computer.
He went on to lay out
the Industry Standard Architecture for PCs and create
technology that makes today's high-speed computers and
the Internet possible.
Now head of a team working on next-generation sys-
tems, Dr. Dean was the first African American to be
named an IBM Fellow, in 1995.
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Attendees at the 35th Annual Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, July 12-
14, 1944, Chicago, Illinois. Photo includes NAACP staff: Theodore Spaulding, Thurgood Marshall, Ella Baker, Ruby
Hurley, Daisy Lampkin, William Hastie, Walter White, Roy Wilkins, Hubert Delany, Charles Drew, and Lillian
Jackson. (Photo: Library of Congress Manuscript Division)
STwo ships of the United States Navy have been named USS George
Washington Carver in honor of the inventor. The Liberty ship
George Washington Carver was built in November 1943. The USS
George Washington Carver (SSBN-656) was a. Benjamin Franklin-
class fleet ballistic missile submarine. Black skilled workers played
San important part in the construction of the SS George Washington
Carver, the second Liberty Ship named for a Black, in the Richmond
I.A Shipyard No. 1 of the Kaiser Company.
George Washington Carver (1864 1943) was an
African American botanist who worked in agricultural
extension in the Southern United States. He taught for-
mer slaves farming techniques for self-sufficiency and is
known for suggesting hundreds of uses for the peanut
and other plants to increase the profitability of farming.
Carver was born into slavery in Newton County,
Marion Township, near Diamond Grove, now known as
Diamond, Missouri. The exact date of birth is unknown
due to the haphazard record keeping by slave owners but
"it seems likely that he was born in the spring of 1865"
Kaiser shipyards, Richmond, Calif. 1943. Welder-trainee Josie
Lucille Owens helping to construct the Liberty ship SS George
Washington Carver. (Photo: Library of Congress Manuscript Division)
Vonetta Flowers Still Recognized, Preceded Shani
With A Medal At Winter Games
Vonetta Flowers, born
October 29, 1973 in
Birmingham, Alabama is an
American bobsledder and
athlete. At the 2002 Winter
Olympics, she, along with
Jill Bakken, won the gold
medal in the two-woman
bobsled, becoming the first
..black person to win a gold
medal in the Winter
On,February 19, 2002,
people in Alabama were
glued-to their TV's, curious
to see how the state's only
bobsledder would perform
against the rest of the world.
In less than 1 minute 48 sec-.
onds, tears of joy began to
flow, because the young
woman from Birmingham,
-'Alabamna who dared to try
an untraditional sport had
left her permanent foot
prints in the snow by
becoming the 1st person of
African descent to win a
Gold Medal in the Winter
Olympics. People from all
over the world soon became
familiar with the story of
how a little girl's dream of
competing in the Summer
Olympics led her to tryout
for the U.S. Women's
--Olympic Bobsled Team. In
only 18 months after
answering a help wanted ad,
she would win the inaugural
bobsled event and shatter
the racial barrier in the
process. Many were
shocked to discover the
struggles she encountered,
others were encouraged by
the sacrifices she made and
all were inspired by her
determination to pursue a
Life long dream of becoming
n the summer of 1982,
Coach DeWitt Thomas
arrived at Jonesboro
Elementary School with one
goal in mind. He went there
to recruit the fastest boys
and girls. All. of the stu-
dents lined up in the middle
of the parking lot and raced
towards the finish line. In
order to save time, Coach
Thomas only recorded the
Olympic Gold Medalist Vonetta Flovers with one of her
1st initial and the last name
on his time sheet. Once
this list was compiled, he
ranked each child accord-
ing to his or her time and
called the parents, hoping
they would allow their son
or daughter to compete on
his track team.
According to the time
sheet, V. Jeffery recorded
the fastest time. Coach
Thomas thought that the lit-
tle boy's name might have
been Victor or Vincent. It
never crossed his mind that
V. Jeffery was a girl. Coach
Thomas was very surprised
and excited to discover that
V. Jeffery was a young girl
who was extremely talented
and easily motivated.
describes Vonetta as "one in
a million" and smiles each
time hetells the story about
the little girl with excep-
tidnal God given talent and
a heart of gold. Coach
Thomas truly believed that
Vonetta would one day
compete in the Olympics,
but, he had no idea that the
Olympic track where histo-
ry would be made would be
covered with ice and snow.
For the next 10 years,
Coach Thomas watched a
shy young girl develop into
a very determined young
lady. During that tinie, she
would win almost every
race that she entered.
In 1992 Vonetta gradu-
ated from P.D. Jackson Olin
High School, where she
participated in track and
field, volleyball and basket-
ball. Vonetta became the
1st in her family to attend
college, when she accepted
a Track and Field scholar-
ship to the University of
Alabama at Birmingham.
By the time she graduated,
Vonetta was one of the uni-
versity's most decorated
athletes, with 35 conference
titles and victories in the
Penn Relays arid The
Olympic Festival, and its
1st Seven-Time All-
Vonetta also hold the
honor of being the 1st per-
son of African descent
(male or female) from
any country to win a
GOLD medal in the Winter'
In both 1996 and 2000,
Vonetta qualified for the
Olympic Trials, held in
Atlanta, Georgia and
respectively. At the 1996
trials, she competed in the
100 meter dash and the long
jump but was unsuccessful
in her quest to earn a spot
on the team. Vonetta spent
the next four ears focusing
all of her energy on training
for an opportunity to com-
pete at the 2000 Ol iympics
in the long jump. -She
Vonetta Flowers on the medal podium with her teammate
hoped to have an outstand-
ing performance at the 2000
Olympic Trials, but just a
few.months before the trials
began, Vonetta found her-
self lying on a hospital bed
getting ready for her 5th
surgery in 8 years. Against
all odds, she believed in
herself and decided to lace
up her spikes one last time,
but it wasn't meant to be.
After a disappointing per-
formance at the 2000 rnals.
Vonetta felt it \\as time to
retire from Track and Field,
\\ ith hopes of starting a
Two days after the 2000
Olympic. Trials, Vonetta's
husband. Johnny, spotted a
flier urging Track and Field
athletes to tryout for the
U.S. bobsled team. The
only thing :onetta and
Johnny knew about bob-'
sledding was what. they
learned from the movie,
"Cool Runnings." Johnny
had also been an outstand-
.ing Track and Field athlete,
even so, their chances
seemed so slim that the idea
of them making, the team
became more and more
Vonetta really was not inter-
ested. She was still dealing
\ ith the reality that she
would not live out her life-
long dream of competing in
the Olympics. After several
hours of joking back and
forth, however, she agreed
to accompany Johnny as he
tried out for the team.
Shortly after the competi-
tion started, Johnny pulled
Shis hamstring, and Vonetta
agreed to live out his dream
by completing the six-item
test. That unselfish act
would quickly change their
Less than 2 months after
stepping in for Johnny,
Vonetta was competing for
the U.S. in bobsled, travel-
ing to foreign countries and
eating foods the names of
which she couldn't even
pronounce. Vonetta's Track
and Field background was
an advantage in bobsled,
and she quickly became the
#1 brake woman in the
U.S. By the end of her
rookie season, Vonetta and
her former teammate,
Bonny Warner, were ranked
2nd in the US and 3rd in the
A year later Vonetta and
her new partner, Jill
Bakken, slid into history by
winning the Gold Medal at
the inaugural Women's
Olympic bobsled event,
which was the 1st medal for
a U.S. bobsled team in 46
Vonetta won the Gold
Medal on February 19 and
delivered twin boys, Jaden
Michael and Jorden
Maddox, on August 30.
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Kevin Hardy (back), who played nine years in the National Football League including
seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, poses with Project Praise students and
Services to Youth Chair, Pamela Grant Adams (left) and president, Dr. Norma Solomon
Link members present at the program (left to right) Jacquelyn Lee, Ruby Newman,
Arlinda Adams, Anita Ford, Brenda Miller, Jacquie Gibbs, Gracie Chandler, Francina
Dunbar, Santhea Brown, Wanda Willis, Roslyn Phillips, Shelly Thompson,'Sandra Hull
Richardson, Norma White, Jean Aikens, Pamela Prier, Janice Nelson, Mary Walker,
Diana Spicer, Pamela Grant, and Barbara Shuman.
Former Jaguar Player Kevin Hardy Speaks To Project Praise Students
The Bold City Chapter of the Links, Incorporated spon-
sored a Black History program recently for students at
Highlands Middle School.
The featured speaker was Kevin Hardy, a former
Jacksonville Jaguar and nine year veteran of the National
The theme of Hardy's speech was "Happy Black History
Month".. He told the students that Black History Month
often gets overlooked, but this is a time for celebration.
Hardy finished his college career ninth on Illinois' career
list with 330 tackles, fourth in sacks (18) and fourth with 38
stops behind the line. In 1995, he won the Butkus award,
given annually to college football's best linebacker..
He was drafted in the first round in 1996 by the
Jacksonville Jaguars, started 15 games at strong-side line-
backer and earned consensus all-rookie honors with 5.5
sacks (second on the team in tackles at 130).
Hardy was named honorable mention All-Pro in 1998,
setting a team record with 186 tackles. He earned consen-
sus All-Pro recognition in 1999, his fourth season in
Jacksonville, leading the Jaguars to a 14-2 record and a berth
in the AFC Championship game. he started 16 games for the
Jaguars in 2000 and led the team in tackles (149). Hardy
suffered a knee injury in 2001, but despite starting just nine
games, he finished third on the team with 98 tackles.
He also played with the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati
Bengals. Hardy is now retired and resides in Jacksonville.
"We must be happy and proud of our heritage. When we
celebrate Black History Month, we are celebrating the lives
of all black people. Many.blacks have been over looked
over the year," said Hardy.
Students were asked to think about the people who have
played a role in their lives and thank the people who have
made a difference.
He emphasized the importance of being prepared, telling
the students that if they want to be successful they must be
prepared. His final challenge to the students to the students
was to get involved in as many things as possible and he
Link member Roslyn Mixon Phillips gives an overview of
closed with saying "happy Black History Month".
The students were overwhelmed and asked an abundance
of questions. They enthusiastically participated in a Black
., "-' 1 7 ,"":.
Link member Ruby Newman (right) introduces Kevin
History Jeopardy game conducted by Links members
Arlinda Adams and Jean Aikens.
Mayor Invites Book Club Members To First Book Club Meeting,
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
- Mayor Peyton's Book Club
members and their families
are invited to meet
Jacksonville Mayor' John
Peyton for the first in a
series of story times that will
begin Sunday, February 26
at 2:00 p.m. at the
Webb Wesconnett Regional
Branch Library, 6887 103rd
St., and rotate among 11
Jacksonville Public Library
Now in its second year,
RALLY Jacksonville! is an
initiative of the Jacksonville
Children's Commission and.
the City of Jacksonville in
partnership with The Early
Learning Coalition of Duval
County, The Jacksonville
Public Library and WAWS-
include Bank of America;
Blue Cross Blue Shield of
distributors, LLC; CSX
Chiropractic Clinic; the
Jacksonville Jaguars, LTD;
and Vystar Credit Union.
Other partners include
Community College at
Urban League/Head Start,
Florida Institute for
Education at the University
of North Florida. and
Nemours Children's Clinic.
More than 8,300 pre-
kindergartners are currently
members of Mayor Peyton's
Book Club, an element of
the RALLY Jacksonville!
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to balance the account. I assure you we did not get the products from the rest of
the world for free. We traded our factories, our farms, our businesses and our skills
for products made in other countries.
We traded the cotton farm instead of the cotton. The garment factory instead of
the garments. The cow instead of the milk and cheese. In other words we trade all
of the things that produce products instead of the products.
We are also trading millions of jobs instead of the products made by our own
workers. This is economic suicide! Africa practiced this same idiotic insanity in
the 17th and 18th centuries and look at the plight of Africa today. Congress should
immediately stop this lie that there is a Trade Gap with an export tax of at least 99
percent imposed on our factories, farms, and forests, that are being traded for cheap
oil and cheap plastic junk.
We need free trade for the products that America can produce with American
labor. We should not be trading the basic wealth of America to China and other
nations, especially for items that we can produce at home.
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Florida State Conference NAACP Spring
Quarterly Meeting To Be Held In Jacksonville
2006, 9:00 A.M -Spring Treasurer, and President.
Quarterly Meeting will be Committee reports will also
held at Radisson Riverwalk be made from the Youth and
Hotel with President Adora College Division, ACT-SO,
Obi Nweze, presiding. Membership, and Freedom
Reports will be made from Fund.
various officers, including The Jacksonville Branch
Executive Director, President, Isaiah Rumlin,
encourages all members of
NAACP and those desiring
to become members to
For further information,
please call the NAACP
Office at 764-7578.
Women's History Month Speaker Discusses
'From Katrina To Condoleezza to Hilliary'
The Florida State
Conference NAACP will
hold its Spring Conference
in Jacksonville, Florida
March 3-5. Headquarters
will be Radisson Riverwalk
Hotel, 1515 Prudential
Drive. The Friday night ses-
sion on March 3, will be
held at Mt. Sinai Baptist
Church, 2036 Silver St. at
The Florida State
Conference NAACP holds
Spring, Summer, Winter,
and Fall conferences in vari-
ous cities in Florida to
iinpart information, gather
Willye F. Dennis
information, and make
reports to its members.
Activities consist of the fol-
Friday, March 3,
2006, 7:00 P.M. -Mass
Meeting at Mt Sinai Baptist
Church. This consists of
Worship service, greetings
from State and local offi-
cials, various reports, and
dinner served in the commu-
Saturday, March 4,
2006, 7:30 A.M. Women In
NAACP (WIN) will host a
Breakfast at the Radisson
Hotel. The Honorable
.1IolIOtIUiceini. meetiniigs, happenings, and conununiin'
events scheduled ini Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
WONIEN IN BUSINESS AVARDS-The Chamber's
Professional Women's Council is co-sponsoring with the
Women Business O\wners of North Florida and the
Jacksonville Business Journal to host the 20th Annual
2006 Women in Business Awards Luncheon. The e\ent
\\ill recognize and honor individuals \\ho epitomize suc-
cess in the business worldd The e\ent recognizes indi\ idu-
als in a number of categories, such as entrepreneurs, fran-
chisees. corporate leaders and pioneers in the business
community. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until
1:30 p.m. on March 29 at WJCT. For more information
about indi\ idual seats, nominations, sponsorships, ad\er-
tising. tradesho\\ participation and registration. visit
BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES AT SAN-
DALWOOD- Sandalwood High School's Black History
Month activities include \weekly guest speakers on Black
History topics, a li\e "\%ax museum" presentation, a dis-
play of Black history artifacts. weekly lunch-and-learn
movies, a decorating contest, a flag decorating contest, and
a daily trivia event. The culminating activity \will be a snu-
dent talent show at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. February 28, in
the auditorium. The school is located at 2750 John Prom
Boulevard. (Aletha Ruffin. Assistant Principal, or Rhonda
Motley. Vice Principal, 646-5100)
UNDERGROUND READING ROOM READY FOR
READERS-The regular hours of operation for the reading
room at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum are 11:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. A spe-
cial collection of books, historic documents and exhibits
featuring Civil War period costumes and other memorabil-
ia x ill be available for viewing by the public throughout
2006. Visitors will be able to educate themselves on a
variety of historical and literary\ topics in a relaxed and
unique setting. The reading Room will host activities
through Februarn in honor of Black Histor Mlonth.
Materials chronicling the African-American experience
(locally and nationally I will be on display and for perusal
by the public. For more information contact Linda Harper
at (904) 333-6883 or the Karpeles Museum at (9041 356-
REKINDLE THE LOVE PARADE AND FORUM-
The African-American community of Jacksonville and
the Jacksonville Chapter of MAD DADS will host a
Community Parade and To\wn Hall Citizen Forum on
Saturday. lMarch 4. The parade will setpoffat 11:00 a.m.
from Stanton College Prep School at 13lh Street and
Myrtle Avenue. The Town hall meeting \\ill be held at
7:00 p.m. in the Milne Auditorium at Edw\ard Waters
College. For additional information or to register for the
parade contact MAD DADS at (904) 388-8171 or regis-
ter online at maddads.com. The deadline to register is
PLAY-You are invited to the play" You Divorced GOD
For That?". The play is scheduled for Februarn 26. at
Robert E. Lee High School at 6:00 p.m. The plan is about
the struggles of the family once the\ are separated from
the lo e of the husband (GOD), and the affects that Satan
has on the entire family once the\ divorce GOD. For more
infonnation contact Bernard Collins at 294-0500 or 739-
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Adora Obi Nweze
Willye F. Dennis will be the
speaker. Donation of
Saturday, March 4,
February 24, 1982-
December 18, 2004
Ru-Ru, it's been a year
now since you left us,
you are always on our
minds and in our hearts.
We all miss you so
much. Things will never
be the same, until we
When you were called
home, a part of us went
with you. I pray and ask
the Lord to give us the
strength to carry on: I
know that's what you
would want us to do.
You will never be forgot-
ten. We will always
remember your beautiful
smile, and the love and
times enjoyed with you.
February 24, 2006 would
have been your 24th
Ms. Harriett, Mr. Mannie,
Lillie Pearl Ross
Funeral services for Mrs.
Lillie Pearl Ross Thorpe
will be held Saturday,.
February 25, 2006,
1:00 p.m. at First Baptist
Church of Oakland, 1027
Jessie where she was a
Rev. Torin T. Dailey,
Mrs. Thorpe (affection-
ately known as Miss
Pearl) passed away
Friday, February 17, 2006
at Shands Hospital.
She is survived by her
daughter, Maria Lynn
Whitney Ciara Brown;
Sister, Barbara Jean
Cormier (Roy Sr.) of
Brooklyn, New York; a
host of nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held at
James Graham Mortuary
Friday, February 24, from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Donna Brazile, an
American author, educator
and political activist will
speak at. 7:30 p.m. on
Monday, March 6, at the
University of North
Florida's Lazzara Fine Arts
The lecture will include
topics such as Hurricane
Katrina, challenges Brazile
has faced as a woman. in a
predominantly male arena,
women in politics, and
what's in store for the future
This event is co-spon-
sored by the 'Women's
Center, the Florida Center
for Public and International
Policy, Intercultural Center
for PEACE, the UNF
College Democrats and
Brazile has been politi-
cally active since the age of
nine, when she successfully
campaigned for a city coun-
cil candidate who promised
a playground in her neigh-
Her book, "Cooking with
Grease: stirring the Pots in
American Politics" is a pow-
erful memoir of her life as a
The Louisiana native's
background includes organ-.
izing demonstrations as the
Coordinator, making Martin
Luther King Jr.'s birthday
into a national holiday and
working on the Jesse
Jackson, Dick Gephardt,
Michael Dukakis and Bill
One of Brazile's highest
achievements was becoming
the first African-American
woman to manage a major
presidential campaign for Al
Gore in 2000.'
After the post-election
fight over the votes in
Florida, she was appointed'
chair of the Democratic
Voting Rights Institute.
For her contributions,
Brazile has been a recipient
of numerous awards includ-
Magazine's 100 Most
Powerful Women in
Washington, D.C., Essence
Magazine's 50 Most
Powerful women in
America, the Congressional
Black Caucus Foundation's
Award for Political
Achievement and one of
Currently, she is a senior
fellow at the Academy of
leadership at the University
of Maryland and an adjunct
professor at Georgetown
University, where she teach-
es about women and their
role in American politics.
This lecture is .free and
open to the public. Persons
\xith disabilities who require
assistance to participate in
this event are requested to
notify the Women's Center
at (904) 620-2528 at least
five days in advance.
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Mayor's Neighborhood Matching
To continue the City of.Tacksonl ille's efforts lo inipro\ neighborhoods, the
Neighborhood Services Division announces the opening of the 2006-2007 Mayor's
Neighborhood Matching Grants Programn.
Funding is expected to remain at $308R.Son for ie. year. However, the amount is subject
o cLhailine, ifthemayor or City Council authorizes a different amount.'
Any neighborhood association, civic organization or other community group that has
been ii existence for at least six (6) months prior to the application date and is located in
Duval County is eligible. The maximum amount is $5,000,
Application forms are available at the Neighborhood Services Di\ ision, City Hall at St.
James, 117 W. Duval St., Suite 310-A. Proposals will beaccepted until April 28, 2006,
no later than 5 p.m. or postmarked hy 5 p.m.
WORKSHOPS ARE MANDATORY!
Matching Grants Pre-application Workshops are scheduled bfr the following Thurdays:
March 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
March 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
SMarch 23; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
March 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
All training workshops will be held at:
City iall at St. James
117 W. Duval St.
Renaissance Room (Lobby)
Workshops will include an overview of the application process, project eligibility and
assistance with application preparation. Please remember: No award for fiscal year
2006-2007 will be granted without a representative of the organization attending one
ofthe technical assistance workshops. Call the Neighborhood Services Division at
(904) 630-7398 to reserve a seat at the workshop of your choice.
John Peyton, Mayor
Roslyn Mixo.n-Phillips, Director
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Hialeah Gardens Police Accused of Racism
By Renee M. Harris, Special
to the NAACP
MIAMI (NNPA) As the
rest of the country celebrates
the contributions that Blacks
have made to this country
mourning the loss of historic
civil rights legends, a local
woman is suing the Hialeah
Gardens police department
for its "Jin Crow" -type
behavior towards her.
,.Alexandria Clayton, 41,
is currently on paid adminis-
trative leave, pending an
investigation into whether
she disobeyed a direct order
and insulted a local resident,
Charges she denied.
Because her leave status
forbids her from leaving her
home from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on weekdays, Clayton did
not accompany her attorney,
David Comras, to an inter-
view with The Miami
Clayton's case is garner-
ing significant attention,
having been covered by
local print and electronic
media. A group 'made up of
local ministers and civil
rights groups has voiced
support for her, meeting
recently with the current
mayor, Yosette De La Cruz.
According to Clayton's
attorney, the mayor's office
was ready to accommodate
a few people for the Feb. 8
meeting, but had to retrieve
more chairs because of the
large number of people in
The group included
members of the Baptist
Ministers Counselors, repre-
sentatives from the NAACP
and, Clarice Pollack, local
president of the National
Organization of Women.
Clayton has filed a federal
lawsuit alleging acts of dis-
crimination and retaliation.
According to her lawyer, the
suit was filed around the end
Other Hialeah Gardens
officers have expressed con-
cern with the Department's
treatment of Clayton.
Jonathan Peisi, 58, is a
retired Hialeah Gardens
police officer who said,
"They're not doing Alex
right." Peisi said the depart-
ment needs to be more
diverse, adding that Clayton
is one of two Blacks
employed by the city. Peisi
said Clayton is competent
and has a mind of her own.
The challenge of inte-
grating a previously non-
Black department is proving
stressful for the married
mother of two. Clayton has
Citizens Protest Arrests and
By Daniel Bayer
Special to the NNPA from the
(NNPA) -- Approximately
100 citizens gathered outside
the Greensboro Police
Department recently to
protest the actions of the
Intelligence Section and the
arrest of seven people fol-
lowing an anti-Bush march
on Jan. 31.
The seven Kenneth W.
Harris, Zachary H. Jones,
George L. Saba, Kyle D.
Whisenant. Erik L.
Stephens, Andrew J. O'Hara
and Marissa R. Csanyi
were arrested and charged
after they attempted to block
an undercover Special
Intelligence officer from
videotaping the license
plates of cars parked near the
intersection where the march
began and ended. The seven
face charges ranging from
delay and obstruction to car-
jying a concealed \weapon.
According to the
Department, the Special
intelligence Section gathers
information on "hate and
fringe groups." The Jan. 31
march and. rally was organ-
. ized by World Can't Wait:
Drive Out the Bush Regime,
a movement that seeks to
.force the president to step
Down to prevent what they
call the "fascist remaking of
'The Feb. 9 rally was
S- organized and. endorsed by
: the UNCG Democrats, the
October 22 Coalition
Against Police Brutality,
SUNCG Libertarians and the
Greensboro chapter of
.LWorld Can't Wait. Police
said that the rally was illegal,
citing failure to give the city.
a 48-hour advance notice,
but took no action to prevent
or disperse it.
'I am here because I sup-
port your fight to oppose the
president of the United
States and all the decisions
he has made," said the Rev.
Nelson Johnson,, who spoke.
at the rally. "Free speech is
basic to :ouri freedom, so
even if I disagreed with you,
I \\ would support your right to
be on the streets and express
Johnson serves as pastor
of Faith Community Church
and is co-founder of the
Beloved Community Center.
"But. I don't disagree,
with you," Johnson told the
crowd. "You have not just
the right, but the duty to
oppose a president who has'
taken us into. war on the
basis of false information, to'
oppose 'a president who .is:
putting into place laws and
mechanisms that will
increase secrecy and repres-
sion all o er the nation, and
that's what you 'experienced
on Jan. 31,"
Activists have long criti-
cized police surveillance 0of
demonstrations .and activist
groups, but recent com-
plaints have come from a
new source: the police themi-
Last July, Greensboro
Police Lt. Jahes Hinson
reported incidents perpetuat-
ed against her that include
the plain bizarre discovery
of frogs hopping across her
feet as she drove her patrol
car to attempts of physical
assault by her colleagues.
Adding to the amount of
stress Clayton is enduring
with Hialeah Gardens was
her 20-year old daughter's
diagnosis with cancer in
October. Her daughter is
responding favorably to
The city and its police
department have been
known for discriminatory
acts. A federal jury awarded
former Thunder Wheels
roller skating rink owner,
Medardo Martin, $633,000
in damages after concluding
that Hialeah Gardens tram-
pled on Martin's constitu-
tional right to enter into con-
tracts with flon-Whites.
Martin filed the lawsuit
allegedly after constant
harassment from Hialeah
Gardens police officers dur-
ing Thunder Wheels Soul
'Night, an event that attracted
young Blacks to the city.
According to Compras, all
of the tickets and citations
issued to the Blacks attend-
ing the roller rink were
fought and won.
found a tracking device
attached to his squad car.
The discovery led to an
'investigation of the police
department by city go\ em-
ment and the eventual resig-
nation of former Greensboro
Police Chief David Wray.'
According to CitN
Manager Mitchell Johnson,
Wray allegedly had Hinson
investigated by the Special
Intelligence Section- infor-
mally called the "secret
police" by, many officers-
after the department's
Internal Affairs division
cleared him ofany wrongdo-
ing-in connection with a sale
of a house he owned to a
man later convicted on fed-
eral drug charges..
In New York City,. the
Association has filed a law-
suit against the city, charging
that their First Amendment
rights were violated' by
police surveillance of rallies
.in- 2004 that protested the'
slow pace of union contract
"That's Big Brother
'\ watching you," demonstrator
Walter Liddv testified in. a
court deposition; according
.to Thep New\ York Times.
Liddy and other officers at
the .rallies said that police
kept them penned ini stopped
them trom distributing Ihtera-
Snture threatened tllem with
arrest for'standing on public
sidewalks, videotaped them
and wrote down which
politicians the protesters
cheered and which ones they
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Shani Shines Like Gold
At Winter Olympics; Joins
Lawsuit Alleging Profiling
--.. .-' African American Speedskater Shani
S. .--. Davis of Chicago, Ill., skated on his way
S to the gold medal the 1000 meter speed-
Sskating final, during the Winter
'Olympics. on Saturday, February 18 in
_, .Torino, Italy
.o I tDavis, 23, is the first black athlete to
,. win an individual gold medal in the
Winter Games. He won Olympic gold
by skating a time just short of his world
The 6-2, 183-pound Davis had been
criticized by some at the Olympics' for
declining to participate in the team pur-
suit competition and for seeming non-
chalant after he won the gold,
At age 16, Davis had already estab-
lished himself.as a skating prodigy, so he
Swas accepted into the development resi-
dency program at Lake Placid. By 1999,
Shani Davis Davis had earned spots on the long- and
short-track teams at the Junior World Championships. All the while, Davis was establish-
ing himself as a star on his hich-school track team.
In 2004, Davis took a serious step forward. That year, he took first place in the 1,500-
meter at the .VWorld Single Distance Championships, and he claimed second place at the
World All-Around Championships.
In 20015. he set the world d record in the 1,500-meter.race, becoming the first black
athlete to claim the world d all-around title. Davis also won both 1,000-meter events at the
World Sprint Championships.
Davis is one of three plaintiffs suing the city of Chicago and former police superin-
tendent Terr Hillard. alleging they were stopped because of their skin color.
The lawsuit, filed Mlarch 24. 2t(00, said Chicago native Davis was stopped in 2001
whilee the other plaintiffs-- Quinc\ Jo\ ner. 34. and Damien Jo\ ner. 31-- were stopped in
2002. All three are black.
Del Rio Inks New Contract With Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday,signed a new deal coach
Jack Del Rio keeping him with the team for three mbre seasons.
After making the playoffs in his third season, owner Wayne Weaver
gave Del Rio a new three-year deal that was believed to be worth
S more than $3 million a season.
SDel Rio had t\\ o years remaining on a five-year contract that a er-
'.; aged $1.3 million annuall.. The Jaguars were 5-11 in 2003. 9-7 ill
2004 and then rentrned to the postseason last year for the first time
since 1999. "I appreciate \\Wane's support," Del Rio said. "We \\ant
to continue to build this football team, and I look forward t6 contin-
Jack Del Rio uitne in our quest to bring a championship to Jacksonville:"
Athletes Help Celebrate
Black History Month
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
Baseball Hall of Famer
Willie Mays and NFL rush-
ing king Emmitt Smith
helped celebrate Black
History'Month in Florida on
Tuesday, crediting their fam-
ilies with inspiring them to
become exceptional athletes.
Mays, who turns 75 this
spring, and Smith joined
Cincinnati Reds slugger Ken
Griffey Jr., former major
league outfielder David
Justice and ex- Tampa Bay
Shaun King at Legends Day.
Justice moderated anr
answer period attended by
athletes from Florida A&M
and Florida State that fea-
tured Smith and Mays, who
was Gov. Jeb Bush's
tion of Black History Month
is not only about educating
our students about the histo-
ry of African Americans, but
educating all Floridians on
After missing most of
last season following three
knee operations, Barry
Bonds is back at at spring
training.. Bonds wants to
their many contributions,"
Mays said his father,
uncle and aunt gave him the
inspiration to block out the
racial prejudices he faced
after leaving high school in
Birmingham, Ala., and
beginning his professional
career at age 16. with the
Black Barons of the Negro
Smith said he didn't have
any heroes as a youngster,
other than his mother and
father who taught him the
importance of sharing with
his own siblings and the
value of an education during
his boyhood in Pensacola.
Smith, 5-foot-9, was
considered too small and too
slow by some college
recruiters and even NFL
scouts, but wound up as pro
football's most prolific run-
ner with 18,365 career yards
and 166 touchdowns.
The former University of
Florida star said his personal
motto was "never give up."
Pondering Baseball Future
remain rith the San
Francisco Giants if he does
extend his career.
The 41-year-old Bonds
needs 48 homers to break
Hank Aaron's record of 755.
He took .part in a, nearly
complete workout with the
Giants in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
stretching with his -team-
mates, throwing, shaggingl
flies and hitting in the bat-
ting cage before taking three
rounds of batting practice
against Jason Schmidt and
Bonds gave contradict-
ing interviews this week.
about whether he wanted to
play past this year, the final
season of his $90 million,
"I've played a long time,"
he said. "I've had a lot of fun
doing it. We'll tackle that
bridge when it happens. I'll
sit back and talk with my
family and take a long, long
vacation and see how I feel.
I could do that and.get in the
wintertime and say, 'That's
enough,' and somewhere in
January wake up and say,
'That's not enough."'
Bonds said he might not
decide until next \\inter
whether r to play in 2007.,
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He also praised Mays, along
with Jackie Robinson, for
helping to clear a path for
black athletes, who are not
confronted with the segrega-
tion issues their predeces-
Mays, who was 5-1.1 and
180 pounds in his heyday,
said he tuned out a lot of the
prejudice, thinking instead
about the next day's pitcher.
Mays, the godfather of
San Francisco Giants slug-
ger Barry Bonds, also said
former manager Leo
Durocher played a key part.
in his development.
During his career, Mays
was named 1951 Rookie of
the Year and won a dozen
Gold Gloves. He also played
in a record-tying 24 All-Star
games and participated in
four World Series. His
catch of Vic Wertz's long
drive into the depths of the
Polo Grounds in the 1954
World Series remains one of
baseball's most memorable
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JAIL OR BAIL
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munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
HE KICKED, STRANGLED AND BEAT HER THEN
HELD SHE AND THE KIDS HOSTAGE. An officer was
dispatched to the 1100 block of E. 26th Street in reference to
assisting the Fire and Rescue team, Tuesday, February 21st.
When the officer met with the rescue personnel, they advised
him that the suspect informed them that the victim fell in the
bathtub. When the officer spoke to the victim, she told him
that her'boyfriend of almost a year pushed her head in the wall
and strangled her, leaving visible marks on her throat. The vic-
tim stated that an argument broke out over the suspect killing a
spider. The victim stated that the suspect killed a spider and
left it on the floor. She asked him not to leave the spider on the
floor and the suspect became angry. The victim said she then
went into her bedroom and started to clear some numbers from
her cell phone. The suspect entered the bedroom and started ti
yell at the victim about the cell phone. The suspect put his
hands around the victim's throat and slammed her against the
wall, leaving a hole. The suspect then kicked the bedroom
door also leaving a visible hole. The victim grabbed her two
children and tried to get out the front door when the suspect
grabbed the victim and she fell on the bed. The suspect then
bit the victim's right pinky finger leaving a mark. He then
yelled at the victim, "You better shut up or I'll kill you, no one
better hear you." The victim, suspect and children went into
the living room. The suspect told the victim "You better grab
your daughter or I'll hurt her." The suspect then began to
strangle the victim again, and did so until she passed out on the
floor. When the victim woke up, her pants were wet from her
urinating on herself. The suspect was still in the living room
yelling at the victim, "You better shut up, I don't want anyone
to hear you." The suspect went into the kitchen and grabbed a
large kitchen knife and told the victim and children to get into
the kids room. All parties went to the children's room as the
suspect followed them with a knife. The children and the vic-
tim sat on the bed, as the children continued crying. The vic-
tim stated the suspect closed all the. doors and was holding the
knife as he paced back and forth. The victim had the children
turn their heads away from the suspect. The suspect stated "I
already put ny hands on you, I might as well kill you because
I'm going to jail." The suspect then punched a large hole
through the bedroom door. The victim realized that she could
not see out of her right eye and started to complain to the sus-
pect about calling rescue. The suspect allowed the victim to
change pants as he called for rescue. The victim stated that she
and the children were held against their will for approximately
30-45 minutes in the bedroom.
The officer said he observed markings on the victim's throat,
mark on the right pinky finger and a bump on the back of the
victim's head. The victim complained of a headache but
refused to go to the hospital.
When the officer spoke to the suspect \vho originally stated
that the victim fell in the shower, he said that the victim told
him that her head was hurting but would not allow him in the
bathroom. The suspect further stated that he put his head into
the wall because the victim would not let him.in. While
enroute to the jail, the suspect changed his story and said he
was trying to defend himself and that "I did put my hands on
her." He added that what the victim had said, was false.
The officer said he spoke \\ ith the daughter of the t victim and
she said that she was scared and crying along with her sister.
She further advised that she observed the suspect pushing her
mother against the wall.
The victim declined safe housing and the knife was placed in
the property) room.
The victim was arrested as a felon and the event was reported
to the FBI/FDLE. He did not have a local arrest record.
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April 19) This week's sce-
nario is highlight-
ed by your ability
to make positive
You prefer to
work behind the scenes,
however this week you'll be
in the limelight. Work your
magic with your positive
attitude and contagious
smile. This week's lucky
numbers are 15, 22, 23, 25,
Taurus (April 20 -
May 20) This week's sce-
nario is highlight-
1 ,. ed ly your ability
/ to seem confi-
..dent, reliable and
intelligent at all times.
Especially when you feel
you're in over your head.
Don't blow it all by wishing
for the stars. Aim high, but
be more realistic. Keep your
ears open for the topics that
you have stronger knowl-
edge on. This week's lucky
numbers are: 4, 8, 12, 13, 48
Gemini (May 21 -
week's scenario is
highlighted by i
your ability to
find your own little niche.
You want to be the one who
will make the final decisions
in your personal life. You
not only will find but you
will be able to perfect your
own career. You'll be riding
high with confidence. This
week's lucky numbers are:0,
1, 16, 23, 26
Cancer June 21- July
22) This week's scenario is
I your ability to
think quickly on
Questions will be asked and
you'll have to have all the
right answers. Dare to dream
your dreams but your ideas
may need to.be presented in
a more creative fashion.
This week's lucky numbers
are: 5,11, 15 21, 29
Leo (July 23 -August
22) This week's
scenario' is high-
lighted by your
ability to reach "i
your goals, with
hardly, any effort on your
part. You like the way things
are and want to order more
of the same. Try to calm
yourself down, go about
your business and don't be
jealous of those on top..This
week's lucky numbers are:
11, 15 22, 44, 55
Virgo (August 23 -
September 22) This
week's scenario is
S 'highlighted by.
Your ability to
I I steer away from a
losing situation. Use your
sense of humor to get your
point across. Loud, rude
people should slay clear of
you., Your patience will be
tried but yoir logic wi!1 *we
v.'' -L week lucky num-
bers are: 0, 2, 11, 12, 20
Libra (September 23
October 23) This week's
scenario is high-
lighted by yourI
ability to get '.. .
schedule. Take the time to
put everything into a better
perspective before you go
any further. Your ambitions
and hopes are, one in the
same, right now, to get
ahead. This week's lucky
numbers are: 2, 4, 11, 14 42
Scorpio (October 24
- November 21) This
week's scenario is highlight-
ed by your ability to keep a
secret to yourself. Intense
Your Weekly Horoscope
(FEBRUARY 25, 2006-MARCH 3, 2006)
threaten to tell the I
world, but you
know you can't
reveal your sources. A little
issue you bring up could
trigger something much
larger. This week's lucky
numbers are: 7, 9, 11, 12, 21
S a'g i t t ar i u s
(November 22 -
December 21) This
week's scenario is
your ability to
happy. You know that the
most important person to
keep happy' is yourself. If
you play your cards right,
you'll be able to do both.
Reorganize yourself before
taking on any additional.
responsibilities. Step up to
bat for someone who really
needs a break.. Encourage
others to spread themselves
as well. Try to be a positive
force rather than a negative
one. Once you feel more like
a mentor, your creative
juices will flow. This
week's lucky numbers are:
3, 15, 20, 30, 53
Ca p r i c o r n
(December 22 January
19) This week's scenario is
highlighted by your need to
make big changes in your
life. You will
have an opportu-
nity to do some-
thing great, this
week. Problems in your per-
sonal and professional rela-
tionships could hamper you
from reaching your goals.
Old routines will make you
feel old and dull. This
week's lucky numbers are:
20 February 18) This
week's scenario is highlight-
ed by your abili-
ty to step back
and see the big- -
ger picture. Be
willing to coop-
erate when others want to do
things differently. Don't
spend too much energy
planning a schedule that
will be revised more than
once. You'll be moved by a
sudden passion for justice,
but you need to take your
time and think things
through before you act.
There are reasons for rules,
and you need to look at
things from a different per-
spective to understand them
more clearly. This week's
lucky numbers are: 2, 3, 11,
Pisces (February 19
- March 20)This week's
scenario is highlighted by
-- your ability to
'" ,: Ifind' your place'
j/ among family &
friends. You'll be
unusually observant about
everything. Your insight will
have a greater impact if you
deliver it with a little more
passion. You may have felt a
little out of the loop, lately,
but that was only because
your mind was in a solo
mode. Get out there enjoy'
the wonderful wealth of
family and friends you pos-'
sess. Focus on the project at:
hand. Don't allow a deadline:
to pressure you into some-
thing less than perfect. This:
week's lucky numbers are:
6,11, 1218, 90
Man Kills Roommate
Over Toilet Paper
MOSS BLUFF, Fla. -A
man accused of fatally beat-
ing his roommate with a
sledgehammer and a claw
hammer because there was.
no toilet paper in their home
has been arrested.
Franklin Paul Crow, 56,
was charged Monday with
homicide in the death of,
Kenneth Matthews, 58,
according to the Marion
County Sheriffs Office.
Capt. Thomas Bibb said
Crow initially denied his
involvement, but confessed
Crow told investigators
that the men were fighting
about the toilet paper over
the \\weekend when
Mlanrhe\s pulled out a rifle..
Crow said he then began
beating Matthews with the
sledgehammer; and claw.
hammer, according to an
Matthews was beaten so
badly he had to be identified
through his fingerprints.
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Crow was being held at
the Marion County jail with-
out bond. It was not immedi-
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Lisa Arrindell Anderson and Boris Kodjoe Star In
Madea 's Family Reunion
Photos: 2006 by Andre' B. Murray/ "Burn" Agency Photos
By Rych McCain
Tyler Perry's second
installment of the Madea
movie series for Lions
Gate Films, Madea's
Family Reunion, is slated
for release Friday,
February 24. Among sev-
eral themes and subplots
covered in the sequel are
relationships. One of the
on-screen couples is
Vanessa and Frankie. Lisa
Arrindell Anderson plays
Vanessa, a single mother
of two children who
struggles with the wrong
that was done to her as a
child by her evil mother
Victoria (played by Lynn
Whitfield), who loathes
her. Boris Kodjoe por-
trays Frankie, a handsome
bus driver who is also a
single parent with a son.
Vanessa initially resists
Frankie's advances but
she eventually comes
around and they become a
couple but not without
some drama and intrigue.
Anderson is a native New
Yorker. There she attend-
ed the famed High School
of the Performing Arts,
Julliard and the Alvin
Ailey dance program
where she had a six year
scholarship. Some of
Anderson's film credits
include Clockers, Trial by
Jury, Livin' Large, and
One Good Cop. On the
small screen she as guest
starred on numerous TV
series including "The
Practice," "The Steve
Harvey Show," "The
Cosby Show," to name a
few and has had recurring
roles on the daytime dra-
mas "As the World
Turns" and "One Life To
In describing her on
Vanessa's initial resist-
ance to Frankie's
advances, Anderson says,
"For Vanessa, I felt like
she really had been a per-
fect reflection of Christ,
of God, pursuing when
you don't want to be pur-
sued, when you don't
want that kind of love,
when you don't want that
kind of attention. When
you're sure that your way
is going to be the best
Boris Kodjoe was
born in Vienna, Austria to
Ursula Kodjoe, a psychol-
ogist from Germany and
Dr. Eric Kodjoe, a physi-
cian from Ghana, West
Africa. He was reared in
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By Rych McCain
Jordon "Juicy J"
Houston, Paul "DJ
Paul" Beauregard and
Black" Carlton of the
Memphis' rap group
Three 6 Mafia will per-
form at the 78th
Beauregard and Houston,
who are nominated for
writing the music and
lyrics for "It's Hard Out
Here For A Pimp," from
the Hustle & Flow sound-
track will perform their
nominated song with
group mate Darnell
"Crunchy Black" Carlton
and Taraji Henson, the
actress who sang the hook
in the film. Cedric
"Frayser Boy Colman,
who is nominated with
Beauregard and Houston,
will also perform. The
song will be the first rap
song ever performed on
the telecast in the history
of the Academy Awards.
Ensemble is Los Angeles'
repertory company. They
always close their season
with a trilogy of one act
plays. This year's plays
are; "A Catcher's World,"
written by Marty Parker
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Hip-Hop Pioneer Darryl 'DMC'
McDaniels Goes on the Search of His
Life In VH1's 'DMC: My Adoption
Five years ago at the age of 35
hip-hop pioneer and co-founder
of the multi-platinum legendary
group Run-D.M.C,. Darryl
"DMC" McDaniels made a star-
tling discovery: he was adopted.
Suddenly everything he thought
he knew about himself changed.
This revelation occurred after
the death of Jam Master Jay and
while DMC was going through a
deep depression. He began to
question his purpose and place in
life. DMC invited VH1 on his
journey to track down this. other
family he never knew was out
there. Premiering Saturday,
February 25 at 9 p.m., "DMC:
MY ADOPTION JOURNEY"
documents that search as the first
special from the "VH1 Rock
Born on May 31, 1964, DMC
grew up in a loving household
with his mother, father and older
brother. He was raised in the
middle class neighborhood of
Hollis, Queens in New York City
amidst the burgeoning hip-hop
scene. It was there that he formed
Run-DMC and forever changed
the face of music.
As DMC embarked on this
courageous search for his birth
mother he had little information
to go on. Given only what might
be his biological mother's name
DMC sought help in many
places. He visited various gov-
ernment agencies and the hospi-
tal where he was born. He then
turned to The New York
Foundling, an- organization in
New York that specializes in
child welfare and family servic-
es. With their guidance, he
worked with Pam Slaton, an
adoption search specialist and
also attended Adoption
Anonymous meetings for sup-
The fqur-month search creat-
ed a roller coaster of emotions as
Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
DMC was'faced with daily disap-
pointments mixed with hope. All
the while, his adoptive family
struggled to understand his need
to search for his roots. The end
result provided closure for DMC
and an important piece of clarity
on life that he was looking for.
In addition, this life-changing
journey also prompted DMC to
put his experience to music in
hopes that it would help people
who may be struggling just as he
was. On March 14, DMC will
release his. first ever solo album
"Checks Thugs and Rock 'n
Roll" on RomenMpire Records /
From Rags 2 Riches Records.
Musically rich, the album fea-
tures a virtual who's who of
artists from various musical gen-
They include Sarah
McLachlan, Kid Rock, Elliot
Easton (The Cars), Run, Josh
Todd (Buckcherry), Doug E.
Fresh, Gary Dourdan ("CSI"), DJ
Lethal, Ms. Jade, Sonny Black,
Napoleon (Outlawz) and Romeo
Antonio. Other songs featured on.
the recording include
"Watchtower," "Freaky Chick"
and "Just Like Me," with backing
vocals by Sarah McLachlan, the.
world famous Canadian pop
singer and songwriter who was
Madea continued from D-1
Germany with his brother Patrick
and sister Nadja. His parents
exposed him to athletics and the
arts at an early age. Kodjoe became
one of the best tennis players in the
country and was amongst the top
ten junior players in the world. In
the fall of 1992, he accepted a ten-
nis scholarship to Virginia
Commonwealth University in
While a student in Richmond,
Kodjoe was approached by an
agent with the famed Ford
Modeling Agency in New York. He
graduated in 1996 with a degree in
Marketing and then joined the Ford
Agency. Immediately, his model-
ing career took off. 1He booked an
amazing twelve campaigns within
the first seven months! These.
included Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis,
Yves Saint Laurent, the GAP for
major magazines such as Vogue,
GQ and Esquire. He became a
male modeling superstar with an
impressive track record and was
awarded with a Supermodel Award
at the fall '98 fashion shows.
After studying drama, Kodjoe
easily transitioned into. acting with
appearances on the small screen via
"The Steve Harvey Show" and "For
Your Love," and on the big screen
in Love and Basketball with Omar
Epps and Sanaa Lathan. He was
nominated for.an NAACP Image
Award as Best Supporting Actor in
a Motion Picture for his role in
Brown Sugar. But he is best be
known for his role on the Showtime
series "Soul Food" and his recent
starring role in hit movie The
How was the professional bond
between himself and Anderson
especially for the wedding scene
"We had gotten to know each
other as people," says Kodjoe.
"That allowed us to really trust
each other. Once you trust your co-
star, you can open up and it's. a
whole other level of emotion that
will be set free. As ,opposed to
when you don't trust the person and
you're sort of guarded."
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Th Floida SaPg
Cathy Hughes One
You see them all the
time in the news, on tel-
evision, walking the red
carpet or on the playing
field. But; you rarely get
to find out what you real-
ly want to know... until
In a comfortable and
intimate setting, get per-
sonal with the most influ-
ential African American
figures of our time. From
business leaders, to enter-
tainment gurus to spec-
tacular athletes, former
radio personality Cathy
Hughes engages with
friends and colleagues
about their successes,
their obstacles and the
persistence that got them
to where they are today.
But "TV One on One"
isn't your typical conver-
On One With Black Celebrities and
Loca K Reipicr O
MIY 01E AM DAVINE
Dick Gregory and TV One Founder, Cathy Hughes
station. Cathy Hughes'
inviting personality and
mitigating style encour-
ages guests to discuss
topics and give answers
to the questions other
hosts can only .dance
This week the show's
topic is "Conspiracy
Katrina? AIDS? Dick
Gregory discusses each
on "TV One on One"
Sunday, Februray 26 at
Mr. Gregory tells Ms.
Hughes that he became an
activist at an early age,
mounting his first protest
as a teenager, when he set
a world track record that
wasn't recorded because it
took place at an all-black
WEEK OF 02/18/06
9 a.m., "B Smith Style"
10 a.m., "Boston Public"
12 noon, "Showtime at the
5 p.m. 7 p.m., "227" &
7 p.m., "Good Times"
7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.,
7 a.m. "Sweating in the
Spirit" Get fit with
Donna Richardson Joyner,
11 a.m. "Patti Labelle"
4:00pm "Inside the
Caucus" a one-hour pub-
lic affairs program giving
you the inside scoop from
a black perspective of the
political activity in the
*Sat. 2/25, 11:00pm,
Black Family Cinema -
The Jackie Robinson Story
legendary actress Ruby
*Sun. 2/26, 5:30pm -
Memphis Then and Now -
This documentary takes a
tion at the changes within
the Memphis community
since the assassination of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black Family Channel
Monday Saturday, 5 a.m.
- 8 a.m. & Sunday 5 a.m. -
3 p.m., "M-Power
Ministry" Your daily
dose of power and praise.
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dynamic ministers bring
forth the word with bold-
ness including Heritage
Christian Center Pastors
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8:00 p.m., "Inside
Holl\ v. ood"
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- This is your opportunity
to judge the next TV hit!
Which comedy, sitcom,
drama or short film will
make the cut? "Pilot-
Central" is a new half hour
series that samples and
showcases new program-
9:00 p.m., "BFC All
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Check out an emerging
generation of the most
prolific poets, spoken
word artists and lyricists.
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tainment and lifestyle
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Thou$and Dollar Bee" -
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ance by a movie cast the
drama "Crash" is a leading
contender at these awards
honoring achievements by
people of color in the arts and
entertainment. Cuba Good-
ing Jr. hosts.
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the best in this week's
5 p.m., "Rap City"
11 p.m, "In Living Color"
Monday-Friday 6 p.m &
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"106 & Park"
Tuesday & Fridays, 10
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hit flips the script with
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Thursday, 9 p.m.,
Friday, 12:30 p.m.,
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Tuesday Friday, 3 p.m.,
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brings you the latest in
entertainment news, the
hottest videos and inter-
views the superstars.
Sunday, 9 a.m. "Bobby
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long program, hosted by
popular gospel entertainer
Bobby Jones, gets viewers
in the spirit with top gospel
artist and choirs from
about the country. Watch
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