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Black History Section
Tuesday and Thursday
from 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.,;
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Impact Striving to
make a difference.
The drugs found in his
Vicodin, Percocet and
Darvocet, as well as the
common anxiety medica-
tion, Xanax and two over-
The official cause of his
death after the autopsy was
acute intoxication, and the
death was ruled accidental.
The autopsy revealed that
Levert also had pneumonia.
A spokes person for the fam-
ily said Levert was taking
the pain medication because
of chronic pain from a lin-
Peanut Butter Plant
in Georgia Closed
About 40 workers and scientists were at
ConAgra Foods plant in Sylvester, Ga. Friday,
,' trying to figure out how salmonella got into
"' batches of the spread. The plant has been
closed since Wednesday when federal health
officials linked its peanut butter Peter Pan and
Wal-Mart's Great Value to a salmonella out-
break that has made more than 300 people around the coun-
An alert has been issued for all jars that have the,code,
"2 111" on its top. DO NOT eat it. Throw it away or, if you
wish a refund, send the lid only, to' ConAgra Foods, P.O.
Box 3768, Omaha, NE 68103. Symptoms of salmonella
may include diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain
and vomiting. It has been determined that only the peanut
butter made for Peter Pan and
plant are affected.
of Black Men
Created by the Legislature
during the 2006 Legislative
Session, the Council on the
Status of Black Men and
Boys is required to meet
quarterly. The Attorney
General's Office has called
the first meeting and will
provide administrative sup-
port to the Council.
The purpose of the
February 27th meeting is
for the Council to make a
systematic study of the
conditions affecting black
men and boys including,
but not limited to homicide
rates, arrest and incarcera-
tion rate, poverty, violence,
drug abuse, death rates, dis-
parate annual income lev-
els, health issues, and
school performance in all
grade levels including post-
The Council shall pro-
pose measures to alleviate
and correct the underlying
causes of the conditions
such as described by mak-
ing changes to the law or
systematic changes that can
be implemented without
Wal-Mart by the Georgia
gering shoulder problem
and the surgery he encoun-
tered in 2005 to repair a sev-
ered Achilles tendon.
Levert died on November
10, 2006 at his home in
Cleveland, Ohio. The 40-
year-old singer is the son of
Eddie Levert of the O'Jays.
His most popular songs
were Casanova and Goes
Eddie Levert and mem-
bers of the Gerald Levert's
fan club were on the Tom
Joyner Show to release his
final CD, In My Songs.
Mi k hail
S. was arrested
because of a
according to JSO. .'tlamI feel
that even though the warrants
might have already been
issued, he has openly criti-
cized JSO during the past
month because of the police
shootings and is being pun-
Jennifer Hudson Becomes A
Jennifer Hudson is making history by becoming a Vogue
Covergirl, even though she is the third black to appear on
the cover. The first two were Oprah Winfrey and Oscar win-
ner Halle Berry. What is historical is that she is the first
African American singer to appear on the cover.
The issue featuring Jennifer will be on the stands this
week and is one of the biggest and most anticipated of the
year because of its spring fashion review.
Cleopatra Was Not
Pretty and She
Was Not Black
Academics at Newcastle
University in England say an
ancient Roman coin depict-
ing Cleopatra shows that the
Egyptian 'queen had plain
features. She had a sharp
nose, thin lips and a protrud-
ing chin. On the other side of
the coin was Mark Antony.
The coin went on public dis-
play Wednesday at the
school's Shefton Museum.
Cousin Gets Arrestedfor Unrelated Charges
Shootes Shoots at Police
Jacksonville Sheriff officers, acting in
their capacity of undercover narcotics offi-
cers were in the 100 block of West 42nd
Street in an effort to utilize a search warrant
looking for guns and drugs. There were
four officers in two unmarked police cars.
According to reports, the officers first
observed a man, later identified as Alonzo
Wilson, 34, leaving the house they were in
the area to watch. Soon after Wilson, anoth-
er person left the house.
When the officers identified themselves,
wearing JSO tactical gear with a large logo,
the person, later identified as Jacquan
Shootes fired a minimum of three shots at
them, that struck the passenger side of the
The officers said that two of them from
the first car, and one from the second
unmarked car were able to exit the cars and
return the fire. In their return fire, the num-
ber of rounds has not yet been reported,
Shootes was wounded and is in the hospital
in serious condition.
After the shootings, the officers were
able to enter the house that they had war-
rants to search. In the search, they located
five weapons, ammunition, 15 pounds of
marijuana, powder cocaine and scales.
The injured .
Shootes, has a
sion of a fire arm
Now added to
his record, is
Jacquan Shootes, 22
since he fired at
the police, even
though none of the
officers were injured.
Alonzo Wilson was
arrested, even though
he was not involved in
the shooting. The
Alonzo Wilson, 34
arrest was .made
because the officers saw him when he left
the house they were watching shortly before
Shootes came out of the house, and because
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New Hip Hop Club at
Fort Stewart, Georgia
FORT STEWART, Ga. The Army concluded, after 13 Fort
Stewart soldiers were killed on the roads during 2006, that alco-
S hol was a factor because the service personnel had to travel too
far to enjoy themselves. So, they decided to provide a nightclub
on the Army post. They spent $300,000 to change a defunct
sports bar on the post to Rocky's, a bar and nightclub that aims
to mimic the after-hours party scene of Savannah's hippest spots.
So that the military personnel could entertain guest, the com-
manders eased security restrictions at the post's front gate to encourage civilians namely
women, who get free admission between 10 p.m. and midnight Fridays and Saturdays, to
party at Rocky's, which opened in November. The commanders said they are not promot-
ing alcohol but they took a realistic view of the situation and said that, since they know the
personnel on the base are going to drink, it would be in the best interest of all, to provide a
safe place for them to drink and not need to take a long drive home.
Traffic deaths among soldiers have alarmed the Army since they began returning from
Iraq. In 2003-04, .the number of soldiers killed in car crashes jumped 28 percent over the
previous year. A total of 434 soldiers have died in wrecks outside combat zones since 2003.
On Thursday, federal
investigators reported that
the U.S. Government is at
risk of squandering signifi-
cantly more money in an
Iraq war and reconstruc-
tion efforts that has
already wasted or other-
wise overcharged taxpay-
ers billions of dollars. The
Democrats are taking a
hard line against the Bush
Administration's plan to
send more troops to Iraq.
Fifty-three percent of
Americans now wish with-
drawal of troops.
Blacks Need to Stop Relying On
The 2007 State of the Black Union symposium held
at Hampton. University in
Virginia featured such speakers and attendees as the
Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sonia Sanchez, Tom Joyner,
Douglas Wilder, Keith Ellison, the first Muslim con-
gressman, and Tavis Smiley, came to one common con-
clusion: Blacks should be more self-reliant. They said
that Black America needs to learn more about its own
history, take care of itself and believe in and respect
itself. About 15,000 registered to attend the sympo-
Divine Chocolate Hit America on
Valentine Day Divine Chocolate is from Ghana
where most cocoa comes from but where the farmers
make only about $300 per year. The Ghanaian farmers
are part owners of Divine Chocolate and are the first to
share in profits of the global chocolate trade.
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Gerald Levert's Death Accidental
According to a coroner
report, R&B singer, Gerald
Levert's death was caused
by a fatal combination of
prescription narcotics and
an over-the-counter drug.
Such is the official cause of
Gerald Levert's sudden
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Questions About Obama's Race Defy Logic
Kenneth J. Cooper, NNPA
President and CEO of the National Urban League
Americans think Sen.
Barack Obama, D-Ill., isn't
really Black. Anyone with
unimpaired vision can see
that he is. A couple of con-
trarian commentators and
other folks are trying to
read him out of the race
because of his mixed
parentage and his child-
hood spent in distant
His father was a Black
African, his mother a White
American, and he lived in
Hawaii and Indonesia with
White grandparents as a
child, his critics point out.
All facts but they don't
erase his racial identity.
What troubles commen-
tators Stanley Crouch,
Debra J. Dickerson and
others is that Obama may
have had no ancestors who
were slaves and didn't
experience segregation or
the fight for civil rights,
according to a recent article
in the New York Times.
Debates about who is an
"authentic" Black rarely
have any merit. This one is
particularly mindless and
People who identify
themselves as African-
American are disassociat-
ing themselves from some-
one who is half African.
What sense does that
make? It used to be "one
drop" of Black blood made
you black. Now being half
Black is not enough? Using
that standard, the Census
count of African-
Americans would plum-
Black Caucus has no
doubts about Obama's race
and has accepted him as a
member. There is no sensi-
ble reason for others to
refuse to do so.
Since when did you
have to be descended from
slaves to be Black? Slaves
yearned to be free. They
did not think that being
enslaved defined who they
A man in the 21st centu-
ry who embraces his
Blackness and whose
ancestors may have been
forever free should be cele-
brated, not dismissed from
the race. Not that it matters,
but it may be that not all of
Obama's forbears were
free. Through the 1800s,
Arabs conducted a slave
trade in East Africa, includ-
ing Kenya, where his father
It is illogical to assert
that to be Black you have to
have lived through segrega-
tion and the civil rights
movement. What about
young people born after
Ronald Walters, an emi-
nent political scientist,
appeared to lump Obama
together with "people who
come into the country."
Dickerson, in an essay for
the Salon.com webzine, flat
out calls the senator "an
immigrant." To give the
story a common-man
touch, the Times even quot-
ed a Washington, D.C., bar-
ber who mistakenly
claimed that Obama is
"from another nationality."
Obama was born in
Honolulu in 1961. Hawaii
became a state in 1959.
That makes the senator an
American by birth, and
thus eligible to be president
under the Constitution.
Clearly, it's absurd to
assert that Obama is not
Black because his father
was from another country.
Nobody disputes these peo-
ple are Black: Malcolm X,
whose mother was born in
Grenada; Louis Farrakhan,
whose mother was from St.
Kitts and whose father was
from Jamaica; or the late
Chisholm, whose mother
was from Barbados, and
whose father was from
Guyana. How about
Stokely Carmichael Mr.
"Black Power," born in
Trinidad or Marcus
Garvey, the Pan-Africanist
from Jamaica? Were they
You can be the child of
immigrants, or an immi-
grant yourself, and be
That Obama once lived
in a far-flung place like
Indonesia does not affect
his race. What about the
children of African-
American diplomats, exec-
utives or missionaries who
live abroad and often attend
fancy private schools in the
host countries? Are those
children not Black?
Crouch and Dickerson
apparently define being
Black as a condition of
deprivation and struggle.
The problem with that nar-
row definition is that
be Black any longer once
equality is achieved.
There is no logic in dis-
puting the race of the only
Black U.S. senator at the
moment, just the fifth one
ever, who is popular and
launching a plausible cam-
paign for the presidency.
How does this muddled
criticism advance Black
There are legitimate
questions to be raised about
Obama's experience, tem-
perament, worldview and
stance on the issues of the
day. There is no question
about his race.
'Kenneth J. Cooper, a
Pulitzer Prize winner, is a
freelance journalist based
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Schedule ofEvents and Services
THE ST. NICHOLAS BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH,
located at 2606 San Diego Rd., Jacksonville, FL announces
the celebration of their 127th Church and 14th Pastor
Anniversary beginning Sunday, February 25 Sunday, March
4, 2007. Rev. Dr. Richard W. Jackson, Pastor. Theme: We are
Striving to Build a Strong, Steadfast, Partnership With Christ!
MOTHER JESSIE M. WHITE 12th ANNIVERSARY -
GENESIS BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 2415 McDuff
Ave, Jacksonville, FL, Rev. Kevin Honor, Pastor. February
18th at 6:30 p.m. Special Guest; The Fabulous White singers,
sonny rose golden Tones Rejoice Singers Bro. Al Andres, sis-
ter of Praise, New Creations, New Testament, Royal
Spirituals, Christian Brothers, God's Spiritual Gifts, Jerry
Cannon and the Caravans, Emanuel Church of the Living
God and Elder Robert Jackson and The Spirit Travelers. For
more info, call sister Claudia Campbell at (904) 708-4776.
THE LITTLE ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH FAMILY
invites you to attend the Sunday School Anniversary on
Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. and the 104th Church
Anniversary from February 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. nightly and
Sunday February 25th 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Rev. Randy
L. Sewell, Pastor. The church is located at 1418 Van Buren St,
Jacksonville, FL. Call 356-2525 for more information.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH of
Northside will celebrate the 31st Anniversary of our Pastor,
Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. Banquet is Saturday, February
10, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. at the Philippian Community Church
Multipurpose Center. Tickets are $40. Pastor Anniversary
Worship will be held at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church,
located at 1880 West Edgewood Ave, Sunday, February
11th, the spoken word by pastor John Guns of St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. and Sunday, February
18th spoken word by Pastor Ernie Murray, Sr., of St. Thomas
Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. For information call
REVIVAL SERVICES AT GREATER HALL TEMPLE
CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST with Dr. Nassir Saddiki of
Tulsa, OK, Sunday, February 25th Wednesday, February
28th. Sunday services will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Saddiki is
currently teaching wisdom success principles from the work
of God at the wisdom Center in Tulsa, OK.
THE DIANE REID "SAVE THE YOUTH" SHOW &
GOSPEL MUSIC SPECIAL ALL MONTH on Channel
98 (on Adelphia) in Brunswick, GA and surrounding areas
every Monday, February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th at 8:00 p.m.
- 9:00 p;m. Call (912) 267-6448 for more information.
GREATER GRANT A.M.E. CHURCH CELEBRATES
SCOUTING 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY Boy Scouts
Pack and Troop 175 celebrates Sunday, February 18th at the
11:00 worship service with Speaker Eagle Scout C. Ronald
Belton. The Pack and Troop 175 is asking every Boy and Cub
Scout Pack and Troop in the city to participate. Call Joyce
Couch at (904) 366-6091 for more information.
DEACONESS SEMINAR CHRISTIAN WOMEN
GROWING SPIRITUALLY- The Deaconess Ministry of
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will host their
annual seminar Saturday, February 24, at' 10 a.m. Speaker,
Sister Leola Givens of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Church is located at 1824 Prospect St., Rev. Eric Lee, M. The
Pastor, Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus.
MT. MORIAH HOUSE OF GOD SAINTS IN CHRIST
TEMPLE located at 1005 Odessa Street,. Jacksonville, FL,
will observe Founder's Day on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at
its 11:00 A.M. service. "As we celebrate our Black Heritage
this month, this special day has been set aside to honor our
founder, the late Bishop Nick Hightower, Sr., who in 1927
organized the House of God Saints in Christ, Inc.
CONGRATULATIONS BISHOP DR. JAN D. GOOD-
MAN, SR. AND ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTER-
NATIONAL, INC. located at 2971 Waller St., Jacksonville,
FL. On the celebration of our 13th Church and Pastor's
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We're Not The Way You Left Us!" The event begins
Wednesday, February 21, and ends with a Ball on Saturday,
February 24. Starts nightly at 7:30 p.m. Bringing the word
will be Bishop Phillip O. Thomas of Highview Christian
Fellowship, Fairfax, VA.
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH located at 810
Third Ave., South, Jacksonville Beach, FL with the Rev. Dr.
Marvin A. McQueen, I, Pastor. The Women's Ministry is
pleased to announce their Annual Women's Conference, to be
held Wed, February 28 through Fri, March 2, at 7 p.m. night-
ly and at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sun, March 4, 2007.
The theme "Christian Women Ministering in Ministry" will
be delivered by various speakers throughout the city.
SWORD AND SHIELD KINGDOM OUTREACH MIN-
ISTRY will be held at the Father's House Conference Center,
1820 Monument Rd, Jacksonville, FL, Bldg 2. You are invit-
ed to share in our 2007 Serious Praise Service, February
25th at 3:45 p.m. Rev. Nelson Williams, Pastor of Tabernacle
International of Faith, Jacksonville, FL will bring the mes-
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Mary Elizabeth "Wavy" Robinson
A faithful member of Little Rock over 30 yrs and
later joined Greater New Birth Baptist Church.
She was married to John Robinson who proceed-
ed her in death, along with two sons Nathaniel
and Robert "Bullet Bob" Hayes. Sunrise
November 9, 1919 and on Friday, February 9,
2007 God called her to Sunset while in the Heart
Hospital at Baptist Hosp. Survivors include: 1 son, Earnest Hayes,
2 daughters, Lena Johnson and Lucille Hester (Wash., D.C.) 1 sis-
ter, Betty Reed (Sammie), 15 grands, 29 great-grands, 2 great-
great grands, a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
In Loving Memory of The Late
ry 17, 1990
JOHN T. WHITE, SR.
We Love and Miss You
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13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren
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February 26, 2007 thru May 20, 2007
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ANDERSON, Jewell D.,
Sr., died February 8, 2007.
ASKEW, Artiebelle, died
February 9, 2007. Alphonso
ATWATERS, Ruth P., died
February 9, 2007. A.B.
BELLAMY, Sam, died
February 12, 2007.
BOLDEN, Ms. Ardelle, 80,
died February 13, 2007.
BOYD, Milton, 66, died
February 11, 2007.
BRADSHAW, Fannie, died
February 6, 2007.
BRICE, Charlie, Jr., died
February 12, 2007.
BROWN, Adonis Ricardo,
died February 9, 2007.
DARDEN, Sidney, died
February 13, 2007.
DAY, Barbara E., died
February 5, 2007. A.B.
DAYMON, Ollie M., died
February 6, 2007. A.B.
FRAZIER, Patrick, Sr.,
died February 10, 2007.
GRIFFIN, Rev. Benton,
died February 7, 2007.
HALL, Cynthia, 51, died
February 10, 2007.
HARTSFIELD, Mae E.,
88, died February 11, 2007.
HOLMES, Nelson, 44, died
February 9, 2007.
51, died February 9, 2007.
LOVETT, Rutha, died
February 13, 2007.
LOWRY, Ms. Christine, 77,
died February 12, 2007.
McCANT, Henry Lee, 70,
died February 7, 2007.
Alphonso West Mortuary.
MILLER, Dennis H., 84,
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NORMAN, Lucille, 98,
diqd February 13, 2007.
ROBINSON, Mary E., died
February 9, 2007.
RODGERS, Eloise, died
February 11, 2007.
SANDERS, Theresa, died
February 12, 2007.
SHAFER, Raymond, 55,
died February 12, 2007.
SINGLETON, Wesley, 79,
died February 9, 2007.
SMITH, Gregory B., died
February 6, 2007.
SMITH, Teroline, died
February 8, 2007.
STOKES, Elizabeth M.,
died February 7, 2007.
WATERS, Effie, died
February 9, 2007.
WILLIAMS, Clarice, died
February 11, 2007.
WILLIAMS, Gracie, died
February 9, 2007.
died February 11, 2007.
WILLIAMS, Louise H.,
died February 13, 2007.
YOUMANS, Gracie M.,
died February 12, 20)7.
The Church Directory
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ...................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m. '
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)....................................11:00a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting...................... 7:30 p.m. .
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor '
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus t
(904) 764-5727 Church .
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
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15 10:15 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
MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service i.8:30 am.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 am.
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Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
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"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 am.
Morning Worship 11:00 am.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who
mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through
Jesus Christ our LORD.
Pentecostal Church of God
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
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"To everything there is a season
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heaven. A time to be born, and a time
to die. "-Ecclesiastes 3:1-2.
No one wants to talk about death
and funerals. Too depressing.
Unfortunately, death is a fact of life
and there simply is no way to avoid it.
For indeed there is a "time to be born
and a time to die."
You may want a traditional funer-
al service with visitation and a member
of the clergy conducting services at a
church or a funeral home. Would you
want an open or closed casket? Maybe
you want a special friend to do the
eulogy or family members to read
scripture passages or poetry. Any
First, you should shop around and
talk to a few funeral directors. Yes, let
your fingers do the walking-comparing
prices for such things as casket,
embalming, ant the cost for prfes-
Resist one-stop shopping, which
can include such things as prayer
cards, thank-you notes, and guest reg-
isters-they add up quickly. Many opt
for the funeral home in their neighbor-
hood for personalized services.
Decide on body disposition.
Burial or cremation? If earth burial, a
cemetery plot should be purchased; if
above ground, a mausoleum crypt. If
cremation is the choice, plan disposi-
tion of the ashes. Do you want them
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In African-American communities, religious leaders have his-
torically occupied a powerful position: Gurus. Advocates.
Stewards. Preachers. Whether inspiring their congregations to
stand up against social injustice or urging a focus on God-cen-
tered family values, African-American religious leaders are a
crucial component of a rich and diverse spiritual landscape. In
honor of Black History Month, Beliefnet has compiled a list of
some of the nation's most influential African-American spiri-
tual leaders. While by no means comprehensive, the list
includes some of today's most prominent-and controver-
sial-spiritual figures, some up-and-coming figures of note,
and several individuals whose lifelong efforts have earned
them a place in history.
By Halimah Abdullah and Nicole Symmonds
Bishop T.D. Jakes
Bishop T.D. Jakes' electrifying blend of
gospel and tell-it-like-it-is sermonizing res-
onates with a worldwide following. In just
over five years, Jakes transformed his min-
istry from a storefront operation to the
Potter's House, a more than 30,000-memnber
Dallas-based congregation that is one of the
largest churches in the nation. He is a best-selling author, a
conference and crusade speaker, a Grammy and Dove-nomi-
nated music artist, an entrepreneur, and a filmmaker. Jakes's
increasingly popular MegaFest conference, which drew
80,000 attendees to the Georgia World Conference Center in
2006, is on hiatus this year but will return in the summer of
The Rev. Floyd Flake
The Rev. Floyd Flake's message of self-help
t and community responsibility is perhaps best
S exemplified by the success of his church the
S Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral, a more than
25,000-member' congregation in Jamaica,
Queens. Flake, a former U.S. congressman,
has been instrumental in netting government
grants to revitalize his church's neighborhood and build
affordable housing for the surrounding community. As presi-
dent of Wilberforce College, the first historically black
Christian college in the nation, he has also used his political
savvy to help pull the school out of debt.
Rev. William G Sinkford
The Rev. William G Sinkford is the first
V African-American to head the Unitarian
Universalist Association, a largely 'white, lib-
eral denomination. This Boston-based minis-
ter has been a particularly vocal proponent of
legalizing gay marriage-a position in keep-
ing with his organization's historical support
of same-sex couples and their families-and
he recently wrote a letter to President Bush vehemently oppos-
ing his decision to send 21,500 extra troops to Iraq.
Iyanla Vanzant's mix of woman-centered
empowerment and spiritual focus has struck a
chord with many African-American women.
S A survivor of childhood and spousal abuse,
this former welfare mother is now a best-sell-
/ ing author, a nationally recognized inspira-
tional speaker, a television personality, and an
ordained minister. Vanzant is founder of Inner Visions
Spiritual Life Maintenance Network in Silver Spring, MD;
Bishop Carlton Pearson
Once a major in the Church of God in
Christ-the largest black Pentecostal denomi-
nation-Bishop Pearson was ousted upon
revealing his belief that all will go to heaven
regardless of their behavior on earth (other-
wise known as the "gospel of inclusion"). A
former prot6g6 of Oral Roberts, Pearson
enjoyed fame among the evangelical crowd for his charismat-
ic preaching, spirit-filled Azusa conference and his award-win-
ning music, which has sold more than 750,000 CDs. In the
summer of 2006, he released "The Gospel of Inclusion."
Pearson is currently 'affiliated with the United Church of
Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
This pastor of the legendary Abyssinian
Baptist Church in Harlem and president of
SUNY College at Old Westbury has been a
prominent voice in 'headlining social issues
j for over 15 years. At times considered a fire-
brand for his outspoken criticism of New York
civil institutions, Butts has managed to bal-
ance his dual roles as a pastor and a social activist. He has
focused his energies on a laundry list of social concerns:
racism, education, images of women and minorities in the
media, and, most of all, care for the poor. Butts helped estab-
lish the Abyssinian Development Corporation, which has over-
seen new and improved affordable housing.
Imam Siraj Wahhaj
Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a rousing and eminent
.j,, Muslim spiritual leader who holds a unique
Position of popularity with African-American
Muslims, as well as Indian, Pakistani, and
Arab Muslims. He joined the Nation of Islam
in the 1960s but soon left for mainstream
SIslam and opened Masjild Al-Taqwa in
Brooklyn. There he led a 40-day stakeout of drug houses in the
canon in mte u.S. House oI Kepresentaives.
Dr. Creflo Dollar
Best-known for preaching the "prosperity
gospel," which teaches that material success
accompanies spiritual well-being, Dr. Creflo
A. Dollar leads a media empire that includes a
25,000-member megachurch, television
broadcasts, and a magazine. The Atlanta and
New York branches of Dollar's World
Changers Church International boasts over 60 programs that
offer social services, including training people for the work-
force and helping them get out of debt, in diverse communities
worldwide. Dollar's lavish lifestyle, which includes a multi-
million dollar apartment in Manhattan, has evoked strong crit-
icism. For his followers, however, it serves as inspiration and
evidence that his theology of prosperity is effective.
Rev. Johnnie Colemon
As founder and pastor of Christ Universal
Temple in Chicago, the Rev. Johnnie Colemon
is a leader in the prosperity-gospel movement.
Dubbed by followers "the first lady of New
Thought" (the belief that your mind creates your
reality), her message incorporates teachings
designed to help people change their lives
through thought, behavior, and their relationship with God.
She recently received the Minister of the Century award from
the International New Thought Alliance.-
'Archbishop Wilton Gregory
The first African-American to head the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops, Gregory took
the lead in reforming church policies in the
wake of the clergy sex abuse scandals. Though
he is no longer president of the organization,
Gregory made headlines as a religious leader
willing to take a hard line in considering sex
abuse a crime and calling for the ouster of predatory priests.
Gregory, now Atlanta's archbishop, has worked to help restore
public confidence in the church. In 2006, he was. inducted into
the Martin Luther King Board of Preachers at Morehouse
College and honored with the Cardinal Bernardin Award given
by the Catholic Common Ground Initiative.
Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell
The Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell is the pastor of one
of the nation's largest Methodist congregations,
the 15,000-member Windsor Village United
Methodist Church in Houston. As a friend and
spiritual advisor to President George W. Bush,
Caldwell is also one of the few religious leaders
with direct access to the president. In 2006, he
oversaw the building of Corinthian Pointe, a
452-unit affordable housing project that is one of the largest
residential subdivisions built by a non-profit in Houston.
Dr. Renita Weems
Dr. Renita Weems, a minister and teacher, is
passionate about helping women find a balance
between their spiritual values, their personal
lives, and their professional aspirations. Dr.
Weems is the author of two widely acclaimed
books on women's spirituality, "Just A Sister
Away" and "I Asked for Intimacy". Her most
recent book is "Showing Mary: How Women
Can Share Prayers, Wisdom, and the Blessings of God. Her
book "Listening for God: A Minister's Journey through Silence
and Doubt" won the Religious Communicators' Council's
1999 Wilbur Award for excellence in communicating spiritual
values to the secular media.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United
Church of Christ in Chicago, brought, social
activism to the pulpit in the late 1970s by
planting a "Free South Africa" sign on the
lawn of the church. Years later, his bravado
caught the attention of a young Barack Obama,
who still seeks his guidance on spiritual mat-
ters. Wright is particularly outspoken on such
subjects as AIDS in the African-American community and is
the founder of Samuel Proctor Conference, the largest annual
gathering of black social justice congregations and leaders in
Bishop Charles Blake
,Bishop Blake serves as First Assistant
Presiding Bishop and is part of the 12-member
General Board of the Church of God in Christ.
I He is also pastor of the 26,000-member West
S Angeles C.O.G.I.C. located in Los Angeles
S where he "ministers to the whole person and
brings together people of various racial and
ethnic backgrounds." Blake also passionately
embraces overseas ministry through the Pan African
Children's Fund, which he founded and presides over and
which currently supports over 350 orphanages through sub-
Rev. Vashti McKenzie
The Rev. Vashti M. McKenzie shattered "the
stained glass ceiling" when she became the first
female Afiican Methodist Episcopal bishop in
2000, She comes fiom a family of firsts-her
family founded a Baltimore-baed black news-
paper and her grandmother was a founding
member of Delta Sigma Theta, a predominantly African-
American sorority started at Howard University. But McKenzie
has created her own modem-day legacy through her work as a
nationally renowned clergywoman, a social advocate who has
done extensive work in southern Africa, a former journalist,
and an author.
Rev. William Shaw
a As president of the National Baptist
Convention, the Rev. William Shaw has
: helped the organization rise from the ashes of
financial disarray with the theme "Jesus Christ
i. Only, Always" and the implementation of the
VISA plan-vision, integrity, structure and
accountability. This has enabled the NBC to
devote its attention to debt removal, lawsuit settlements and
improve its fiscal structure. Most importantly, however, the
plan has improved the denomination's reputation among the
faithful and the general public. In 2006, Shaw and seven other
religious leaders, including Bishop T.D. Jakes, resigned from
the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund after the organization's staff
ignored their advice and cut checks for Gulf Coast churches
without proper investigation.
Rev. Gardner C. Taylor
Rev. Gardner C. Taylor is Senior Pastor
Emeritus of Concord Baptist Church of Christ
in Brooklyn and a nationally renowned
preacher. He was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom by President Clinton in
2000. Taylor, a contemporary of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., is considered a consummate
preacher by his peers and has long been admired for his civil
rights advocacy and message of God-centered social responsi-
The Allprodad Program is designed to increase
public awareness about the importance of being a
good father and to provide resources that will
enable men to become better dads.
Statistics support the importance of a positive male
role model in a child's life, and our goal here at San
Mateo is to provide the means necessary to help
families in our school. With a high juvenile crime
rate and too many high school dropouts,
Allprodads is a program used to help our dads
realize how important their role is in the develop-
ment of their child's behavior, academics and
social lives. At our Allprodad events we provide
information and offer ways to encourage dads to
communicate, listen and spend time with their chil-
On Thursday, Feb. 15th, over 270 dads and kids
registered to attend our breakfast. The guest
speaker was an assistant training coach from the
Jacksonville Jaguars, who is involved in the NFL
Allprodad Program. The Chick-fil-A located at the
River City Mail on the Northside catered breakfast
free of chargesince they are new to our communi-
The Allprodad Breakfast event was held at 7:30
a.m. at San Mateo Elementary School, located at
600 Baisden Road, Jax, FL 32218.
Debbie Deal, PTA President, '
FEBRU~ARY 1 .2007
FERUR 17 20 H SA AE
An Open Letter From Supervisor Of
Elections Jerry Holland
2006 marked a pivotal year
in politics with the results of
the November 2006 midterm
elections around the country.
The voice of the American
people called for a strategic
change in the direction of'this
country while strongly
demanding a sense of personal
and professional responsibility
from all elected officials. That
resounding voice was heard all
over the country, and here in
Jacksonville. I point out how-
ever, that substantive change at
the local level was clearly
heard by this office in 2005,
when I.was elected Supervisor
of Elections. Even more clear-
ly were the daily admonitions
where our citizens demanded a
return of integrity in the voting
.process and restoration of
credibility and trust in the sys-
tem that, in and of itself, is one
of our most basic and cher-
ished rights guaranteed to us
by the Law of the Land. That
trust was shaken in recent
years, yet I am here to tell you,
and show you that we will not
lpse 1 Vote NOT ON MY
When my staff and I took
office, we made an effort to
develop a culture of listening
and learning. We LISTENED
to the concerns of the voting
public and that of our elected
officials, community and pas-
toral leaders, and anyone who
had a suggestion or complaint.
We not only listened, we
HEARD YOU! We are still
listening because much more
needs to be done. We are
LEARNING from past mis-
takes setting in place people,
procedures and mechanisms to
help eliminate opportunities
from becoming problems.
With your help, direction
and suggestions, you should
be aware of just some of the
major steps we have taken to
help restore voter confidence,
increase awareness, and pro-
vide better service to all our
citizens. In the days and
weeks to come you will see
notices, announcements, press
releases, radio, television pub-
lic service announcements,
and direct voter education and
registration on-site campaigns
from the Office of the
Supervisor of Elections our
goal is to infonn and make
available all relevant and time-
ly information about and for
you, the voting public.
I want to thank everyone
who has given me and this
office invaluable advice and
direction, and for clearly
defining the historical per-
spective of this office, which
we all shall remain mindful of.
I want to personally thank,
among many others
Brown, an ardent protector of
voting rights who has consis-
tently demanded voter educa-
tion, accountability, fairness
and openness from the Office
of the Supervisor of Elections
and the entire elections staff.
In addition, Florida State
Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill
who is a strong ;advocate for
fairness and equity. Words
cannot express my respect and
admiration for Pastor Elder
Lee Harris for his constant
representation of the con-
scious of the community.
In closing, may I add that it
is our pledge to serve the
entirety of the voting public
and those that will soon be eli-
gible. I am also very sensitive
to the needs of those citizens
who feel disenfranchised and
marginalized, and who, 'for
reasons embedded in their
own histories, have reason to
be skeptical and questioning. I
welcome and strongly encour-
age any interchange with any-
one that will help make the.
election process in Duval
County as transparent and as
fair as possible. If any church
or organization would like for
our office to hold a voter edu-
please call the Supervisor of
Elections office at (904) 630-
1414 or 630-7777. Please
know your voting rights and
"Secure Your Vote."
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Nearly 13 million children in America live in
poverty. Without enough to live on. That's one
in six children trying not to lose their grip.
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For a three person household,
the poverty line is $15,577.
Over the years, Pratt said, D.C. residents have been polit-
ically powerless and disenfranchised without a vote in
Congress. It's sometimes difficult, she said, to assess the
long-term "effect on the psyche of a community."
S- But it was her work trying to improve the quality of life
for young blacks that she is most proud.
"I take pride in our youth initiatives," Pratt said. "We
maximized the resources that were available and created ini-
tiatives for children, not just job-training programs, but men-
toring, church and religious support, supporting families --
the most important anchor -- and providing social-service
S- support in the school system."
Donna Brazile, chair of the Democratic National
Committee's Voting Rights Institute, and who made history
herself as the first black to direct a major presidential cam-
paign when Al Gore ran for the White House in 2000, said
Pratt is a political pioneer.
"o Find A Sharon is a trailblazer," Brazile said. "As the first
female mayor of Washington, D.C. she helped to bring about
iardi Gras much needed change in the way the District conducted its
illenge business. Under her leadership, we advanced the cause of
D.C. statehood, as well as received a first time raise in the
FOSTER District's federal payment."
ess Pratt said she was proud to serve as the District's first
female mayor and added she was able to rise above any. gen-
RLEANS (AP) der-related challenges.
recalled a less- "I had to make a lot of tough decisions," Pratt said. "The
rdi Gras run-in notion of power is often defined in masculine terms. But for
almost a decade women, it's more about how we work within the system and
Toilet At A
A Big Cha
Joe Briand r(
with the law a
ago, when hundreds of revel-
ers were hopping a fence at a
local school to use the play-
ground as an impromptu
With no restrooms to be
found, Briand and two
cohorts well into a long day
of eating and drinking also
made the trip to the al fresco
latrine. However, a police
officer confronted them.
The problem is one that
thousands of revelers attend-
ing Mardi Gras in New
Orleans have experienced
over the years almost any-
thing goes at Mardi Gras, but
not everyone is able to go in
The police officer "made
us take off our shirts and
clean it up and there was a
river there from everyone
using it all day," Briand said.
The second Mardi Gras
since Hurricane Katrina is
expected to attract a much
larger crowd than last year's -
so the availability of toilets
during the celebration has
once again become an issue.
The problem i one of
simple biology and geogra-
phy. Take about I million
people, turn them loose on
the streets with plenty of
how we express toughness."
beer and few bathrooms.
"No one seems to think
about needing a bathroom
until it becomes urgent," said
Archie Casbarian, who owns
two restaurants in the French
"The gatesrto patios are
used, the recessed doors are
very convenient outlets.
That's why we're all used to
getting up in the morning
and hosing down the side-
walk," he said.
The city provides 228
portable toilets, including 58
in the French Quarter,and 86
in the Central Business
District, said Pamela Smith,
director of property manage-
But, between Friday and
Tuesday night, 28 parades
will roll in the metropolitan
area. And, the problem of
where to pee is so prevalent
that New Orleans singer
Benny Grunch even wrote a
song about it "Ain't No
Place To Pee On Mardi Gras
"It's a problem a lot of us
have had," said Grunch, who
specializes in Sngs about
New Orleans' unique culture.
Author Julie Smith said
when she and husband Lee
bought a house in the French
Quarter, the previous owners
gave them the advice to tape
the nmail slot closed," she
said. "Our house was right on
the street, but they had peo-
ple peeing though the mail
Ronnie Jones, a former
Louisiana State Trooper who
spent the better part of 26
years maintaining order on
parade routes during
Carnival, has witnessed the
problem first hand.
"You have big crowds
taking in a lot of liquid, los-
ing a lot of inhibitions, and
very few readily available
facilities," he said.
Many restaurants along
the parade routes offer a
wristband that entitles the
wearer to not only use the
bathroom but to enjoy food
and drink. They can run from
$65 per person to more than
Providing facilities for
revelers has become a mon-
eymaking proposition for
individualsA and nonprofit
11111 1 II II
Februcarv 17, 2007
Sixteen years before Sen.
Barack Obama announced his
unprecedented run for the
White House, Sharon Pratt
was blazing a trail for the next
generation of black political
leaders to follow.
Pratt was the first black woman mayor of a major
American city. She served as mayor of Washington, D.C.,
from 1991 to 1995.
She became mayor as Sharon Pratt Dixon: She changed
her last name to Kelly in December 1991, when she married
James R. Kelly III, an American businessman.
"I've always immersed myself in politics," Pratt said. "I
volunteered in campaigns, followed political conventions,
studied the history of the country and focused on how to
A Democrat, Pratt replaced embattled Mayor Marion S.
Barry, Jr., who, near the end of his 12 years in office, had
been convicted of possessing cocaine.
S- Barry did not run for reelection. Pratt won the election by
S promising voters that she would "clean house" in the city.
Barry served six months in prison. In 1992, he was elected to
the city council. In 1994, when Kelly ran for reelection,
Barry ran against her. Barry won the election.
Among her accomplishments as D.C. mayor, Pratt said,
was establishing much-needed programs for the District's
Svide s" youth and becoming a vocal proponent for D.C. Home Rule.
r IThe Home Rule Act is the result of the ongoing push by
District residents for control of their own local affairs. The
existing local government is the most expanded form of self-
government since the establishment of the District as the seat
of the federal government.
S In 1790, when the District was established on land ceded
S by Maryland and Virginia to the federal government, only
about 3,000 citizens lived in the area-- far less than the
50,000 required to be a state. The people living in the feder-
S. al district continued to vote in Maryland and Virginia respec-
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of the drugs, guns and
ammunition they found in
the house. Wilson was
pulled over in a traffic stop
and was charged with drug
possession. There have
been six people shot by
Jacksonville police during
the first month and a half of
2007. On January 15, Harry
Shuler, 65 was killed by
SWAT officers. Shuler
came out of the house where
he had held his parents
hostage, while holding a
gun. On January 20,
Douglas Wood, 18, was
killed by an undercover offi-
cer who said that Woods had
a gun in an attempt to rob
him. On January 27, Isaac
Singletary, 80, was killed
after shooting at officers that
he had mistaken as "drug
thugs" in his neighborhood.
On February 3, two
teenagers were shot while
sitting in the back seat of a
car after a suspect,
Theophilus Besselieu shot at
the officers. The teens were
not involved in the incident
but were wounded in their
return fire to Besselieu, and
the latest shooting was that
on February 15, of Shootes
who fired three shots at
undercover officers. All of
the shootings are still under
Georgia House Passes Bill
To Allow Guns In Cars
In Atlanta Monday, the Georgia House approved a measure
to allow gun owners to keep their guns "where they feel is the
safest place for their personal protection." Opponents said
this measure could lead to more bloodshed but Republicans
and conservative Democrats said it would increase personal
rights and safety.
The bill passed 130-to-38 and will now go before the Georgia
Celebrates Black History
Saturday, February 17, 2007
10 am- 1 pm
"ECHOING THE VOICES OF THE PAST"
Amtrak Jacksonville Station
3570 Clifford Lane
Cedric Allen, 23, suspect
Officers attempted to serve
an arrest warrant for kid-
napping on suspect, Cedric
Allen on Valentine's Day.
They learned that the sus-
pect, Cedric Allen was at a
Wood Creek Lane address.
When they arrived, Allen
refused to come out. A
standoff where the SWAT
Team, the Hostage
Negotiator and approxi-
mately 30 patrol officers
were involved, lasted for
A witness said she was
asleep when she heard
screaming from across the
hall. The door was locked
and no one would open it so
she used a knife to pry it
open and found the suspect
holding the victim down.
When the victim ran, the
suspect hit her and told her
that if the police is called,
he would kill her. He took
her to another location but
later left and apparently
went to the place where the
standoff was held. The sus-
pect and the victim have
three children in common.
Neither the victim or wit-
ness could explain how the
suspect entered their home.
The suspect gave in and an
arrest was made.
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Please Help Disarm Church People Who Own Guns
As you know, one of the primary problems regarding Jacksonville's high Murder Rate
issue has been the availability of legal and illegal guns in our city. Concurrent with retriev-
ing hundreds of guns through the Gun Buy-back program, the Jax. Murder Rate continued
to increase. One of the reasons Gun-Buy-back has not been successful is because of the
hypocrisy in some of those in religious organizations who want to buy-back guns. In
essence, unconverted Church people have and trust in guns. The Lord Jesus says, "If you
live by the sword, you will die by the sword". Real Christians don't need guns because the
Lord Is our Shepherd. Although we have a constitutional right to bear arms, we don't need
them because "even though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will
fear no evil, because The Lord Christ is with us". Plus, we who are converted have the
whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:18).
Since I Peter 4:16 says "Judgment must begin at the House of God" (i.e., confession and
repentance), we recommend that those within the Houses of God be the first to surrender
their guns and do it voluntarily without any associated Buy-back fees. Yes, Church People,
Preachers, Pastors, Deacons, and Church youths who have guns must turn in their guns
now. Here are just some examples of various unconverted Church people who own and/or
carry Guns in Jacksonville:
A formerly renown north side pastor encouraged his members to own guns;
During a Church split, a former inner-city pastor met parishioners at the Church door with
a gun; (
There is 2006 Case in which a member of a large Westside Church had a gun on his per-
son that was accidentally discharged on the campus;
A trustee at my former pastorate shot her husband with a pistol and he later died;
A few years ago, JSO took several Guns from a preacher during a domestic disturbance;
A former remote affiliate of my current pastorate voluntarily turned in her husband's gun
and rifle to me and I called turned them over to JSO;
The TU story from about 15 years ago on "Kids gone wild" included a juvenile who took
his gun to Sunday School; and
An elderly former member of our Church ran a Deaconess off his property with a shotgun.
Yes, we need to take more serious steps to disarm Jacksonville and stop the hypocrisy of
Church people. Since Judgment must begin at the House of God, we must take tangible
steps to disarm Church people who own guns so we can then successfully begin to disarm
the outside world.
Pastor George Harvey, Jr., Mt. Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1417 North
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at my house:
Guess what? My Grandpa told me some of the .
dishes we enjoy are also a way to honor the
part of ourt heritage found in recipe books, .
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used in Mom's specialty, Curry Chicken. .'
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First Coast News Named Clara McLaughlin A Media Mogul and
Featured Her On Channel 12 News In Honor of Black History Month
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views with First Coast News. *
By May E. Ford The
She was featured in
Ebony Magazine as a
Texas TV Pioneer in 1987
and now First Coast News
has named her a Media
Clara McLaughlin, is
Publisher and Editor-In-
Chief of The Florida Star,
African American news-
paper company. She has
recently added The
Georgia Star as a sub-
sidiary of The Florida Star.
Clara has always had
media blood in her. She
published her high school
newspaper every week in
Gainesville, FL where she.
grew up, and created a
journalism program at
Howard University where
she attended and graduat-
ed with honors.
never knew how far that
would take her. In East
Texas,'back in 1984, Clara
plished something no one
had ever done before.
That's right, she was the
first Black woman to
obtain and run a television
station in the United
States. Before that, only
White men and a few
Black men pursued that
She feels that more
Blacks should consider
going into the media busi-
ness, because it offers
unlimiting rewards for
women and minorities and
that means strength. She
was proud that Channel 51
could play a role in the
Helping raise funds for
three United' Negro
College Fund area col-
leges, Jarvis, Texas and
Wiley, by giving them free
promotions, and airing a
number of shows with
local interest, made local
residents feel proud to
have their own television
station, said Mrs.
Other ways Mrs.
McLaughlin felt some of
the power of being able to
control the media was
when the leader of the Klu
Klux Klan, who was run-
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time, came to Longview to
march, she would not
cover that story. She said
it would be promoting
them and giving them free
The Florida and
Georgia Star has those
same opportunities and
power to cover the news
that we as Blacks could be
proud of by featuring our
accomplishments and not
only the negative.
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a children's section called
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for children, such as local
school activities and A-B
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by local vendors. It even
has a page for puzzles and
Clean Kids Jokes.
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Georgia Star also have an
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news on celebrities, along
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Ask Deanna! is an advice column known for its fearless approach to reality-based
I'm a single mom with five kids and I've reunited with my
boyfriend of two years. I admit we've had problems on both
sides, but during this recent make up he expressed his love, he
said that he missed us and he wants to pick up where we left off.
He went to work one day and I didn't hear from him until two
weeks later. He left me a voice mail saying that his job had
offered him a training position in another town and he would be
back on the weekend. I didn't hear anything for three days and
decided that I love myself and I'm tired of games. What should I
do about this man?
Confused Seattle, WA
If a man loves you so much, he will not disappear for two weeks and not contact you. These
are signs that he's immature, selfish and not very responsible. Your relationship ended for a rea-
son and you should move forward instead oftwo steps back. You have enough kids already and
don't need to add an overgrown man to the bunch. Set an example for your kids by taking care
of them, loving yourself and waiting for a man that will treat you right.
I'm in a situation where I see my best friend manipulating and using my brother. She started
dating him last year and things were going well until he cheated on her. When that happened,
she began taking his money, asking him for gifts and playing mind games. My brother thinks
he's making up for cheating. It bothers me when she smiles in his face and then brags to me
that she's using him. How do I tell my brother without hurting my best friend in the process?
Janelle Ft. Bragg, NC
Blood is thicker than water and you're guilty like your friend if you don't blow the whistle. You
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My niece is an out of control teen and my sister can't stop her. I have an issue with this because
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because I had plans to handle my niece once and for all. Now my sister has turned on me and
dared me to do anything while she has a bruised face and sore arm. What do I do?
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The next time your sister may not be so lucky and she needs to wake up before it's too late.
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Your Weekly Ho
February 17, 2007 Februa
(Aries March 21st thru
April 19th) Jump into the
week feet first.
Wear strong col-
ors. Give your
an unexpected gift. Your
spontaneous energy serves
you well. Persevere through
a minor midweek bump,
and by Thursday, communi-
cation will be open, easy
and clear -- your powers of
magnetism and flirting will
be high. But remember to
think before you speak. The
first half of the weekend
should be dedicated to fun,
the second half to the home.
Sweep a neglected corner,
fix a small but persistent
problem, bake something
(Taurus- April 20th thru
May 20th) Mon and Tue are
Small about flutters
., 'in your chest,
6 nervous energy
and a feeling of inner con-
flict and excitement. Relax
and breathe deeply. By mid-
week you're feeling confi-
dent, energetic and attrac-
tive -- now is a good time to
begin, or rekindle, a
romance. Don't make heavy,
long-term plans, and pay
attention to your special
someone's gestures -- the
twitch of an eyebrow, the
pursing of lips. Before the
weekend is out, have at least
one relaxed, leisurely meal
with them, and say some-
thing that proves you've
(Gemini May 21st thru
June 21st) This is a great
week for you.
Dream big, talk
openly and be
patient if your
romantic interests start to go
in new directions. Be will-
ing to take advice, but don't
fear criticism. You're strong
enough right now to hear
anything. Wednesday and
Thursday, your focus should
be on correspondence.
Write a letter or have a con-
versation that's long over-
due. On Friday or Saturday,
you might meet someone
who seems to see inside you
and has something; startling
to say about your love life.
Slow down on Sunday to
reflect on the week's revela-
(Cancer June 22nd thru
July 22nd) Your mind is
-' Monday and
but don't forget to take your
time, to notice the tree
branches against the sky
and to consider the conse-
quences of your actions. By
midweek, you are cruising
comfortably toward a very
achievable goal, and people
in other boats are waving.
The sound of music hits
your ears. You might begin
to dance. Try to involve
your special someone in
your festivities -- if they
happen to be in another
bct, paddle on over. This
weekend, too, especially on
try 23, 2007
Sunday, your intuition
should be your guide.
(Leo July 23rd thru
August 22) You're like a
roll of film
exposed to sun-
light on Monday
You're soaking up every-
thing you can, allowing the
world (and the people you
love) to make impressions
on you. Then, on
Wednesday, you're making
impressions on everyone
else. Thursday finds you
moving in glamorous and
powerful circles. Relax and
enjoy the party. Follow
interesting ideas. Guard
against vanity by comple-
menting someone you
fancy. This is a time for
brainstorming and consider-
ing new directions. The lat-
ter half of the weekend is a
time for putting your new-
found influence into. action.
(Virgo August 23rd thru
September 22nd) Your
sense of purpose
and high spirits
Smay be off-put-
ting to the people
around you on Monday and
Tuesday, but retain a philo-
sophical frame of mind and
do a little soul searching.
On Wednesday or Thursday,
have dinner in an unusual
spot. Accept an invitation,
try a new restaurant or even
eat in a part of your home
not dedicated to dining.
Friday and Saturday have
great potential. Tread care-
fully agd be careful with
communication. Now is the
Black and White Lived
By Ester Davis
time to sow seeds for a later
harvest. Spend Sunday with
(Libra September 23rd
thru October 22nd) Don't
be afraid to
self to romance
this week. On
Monday and Tuesday,
you're magnetic and your
beauty warms everyone --
especially a certain some-
one. All the while, you're
calm and collected inside.
It's an excellent time to try
new things. And to compro-
mise. The more you give,
the more you will receive.
Snuggle up to your sweetie.
(If you don't have a sweetie,
that may change this week.)
Dance together, sing togeth-
er and take strolls hand-in-
hand. Your powers of attrac-
tion are at their peak.
(Scorpio October 23rd
thru November 21st)
asks for help
to give. Not this week. This
week is about offering assis-
tance with a smile. Be
accommodating. Be daring
in your willingness to help.
Wednesday and Thursday
you feel strangely heated
and impatient;. keep your
cool by avoiding unneces-
sary stresses. On Friday or
Saturday, someone takes
advantage of your generosi-
ty. Don't expect payback.
(This week'is about giving,
remember?) Sunday is a day
of sensations -- exotic fla-
vors, dreamy conversations,
22nd thru December 21st)
There's a roguish,
boyih charm in
hc air, so let your
love life be playful, and even
a little mischievous, on
Monday and Tuesday. Then
focus on details and flour-
ishes as the week progresses.
Give you-know-who a sim-
ple, unexpected present. And
give a lot of thought to your
weekend. Saturday is a per-
fect time for an off-the-wall
date, something to get your
heart racing. (A picnic on a
Butterflies in your stomach
and restlessness of mind are
to be expected on Sunday.
Follow your mood, go deep
and ask a special someone
the question you've always
longed to ask.
22nd thru January 19th)
N." You begin the
week with a
sense of security.
to your routine, wrapped in a
comfortable cocoon of con-
servatism. It isn't until
Wednesday that you're up
for more creative pleasures.
Remind yourself how much
that special someone means
to you -- then tell that spe-
cial. someone how you feel
as clearly and simply as pos-
sible. As the week comes to
a close, you may have unex-
pected bouts of flightiness.
On Sunday, keep your focus
on the one who means the
most to you.
thru February 18th) Your
you well this
week. The awe
you feel inspires awe in oth-
ers. Take a walk on the
eccentric side (wear a hat,
dig out an unusual pair of
socks) to combat a potential
midweek spell of boredom.
The first half of Ite week is
just a warm up for Friday
and Saturday, which are
sparking with the potential
for love. When your emo-
tions are running high on
Sunday, don't overreact.
Yes, this may come to an
end at some point, but most
things usually do. Enjoy the
unexpected gifts coming
(Pieces February 19th
and March 20th)
hard to know
what to believe.
But you don't
mind the veils and riddles
on Monday and Tuesday;
you think of them as
metaphors for romantic
mystery. This week is more
poetry than prose -- it's full
of softness, window sills
lined with candles and lus-
cious home-cooked meals.
Don't worry about exactly
what it all means. And,
since you're hazy on
details, be careful not to
make any major decisions.
Just lose yourself in the
blissful fog. By Sunday,
you've satiated a longing
you didn't even know you
The Florida & Georgia
February 1 7, 200 7
As a major account rep for a corporation, I enjoyed .
traveling. I remember once being in a city in the East for ,
an extended length'of time. Sunday came around and I .
asked the Bellman to recommend a church. Arriving at the ;'
church, I signed my married name on the visitor's card.
Under "hometown" I put Conroe, Texas, instead of Dallas. Well, to my surprise after the
visitors were welcomed, the pastor stood and asked for the lady from Conroe to stand.
"Come down here, ,young lady," he said. The pastor was an elderly, tall stooped states-
man with a big wide grin. He shook my hand with a genuine wide, wide grin. I did not
know him. "How old are you young lady?" Then he started telling me this story right
there in the middle of service in front of all of these strangers.
"I attended Conroe College in the late 1930's," he started. Now I am feeling better.
"Conroe College was a little college for black preachers back then," he continued. "I
studied hard, but I needed money and jobs were scarce. I remember there were some
brothers who hauled wood and they hired us young preachers from Conroe College."
As he is winding up, I am thinking I know the rest of this story. My dad knew all of
the Baptist preachers on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line. He concluded, "And you
know, these Negro brothers owned these pulp wood trucks too." When it was my turn
to speak, I told him my maiden name. The youngest of those brothers was my dad.
Daddy was the youngest of twelve children. These siblings had a 100 percent cohe-
sive understanding that to this day leaves me in awe. During World War II, Daddy and
my uncles hauled wood. He would tell us how they had to do it. "Negroes" did not
discuss the struggle for civil rights; they discussed survival. The struggle for survival
for the Negro was ever-present during the war. One of the major riots of our times was
during the war in Detroit between whites and blacks in the automobile factories. It was
not of domestic importance because the war was going on.
In Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas, and in many other little towns, the railroad,
while not belonging to the white man did belong to the white man. Wood was needed
for the war and the mills did not care who provided the wood. All of South Texas was
densely populated with tall piney trees. But because my dad and his brothers were black
men cutting and hauling wood, they were forbidden from loadingthe wood on the rail-
road cars in Montgomery County.
Daddy said they would rise early in the mornings. Food was prepared for their day.
He would pick up his men and go to the track of land in Montgomery County where
they cut, split and loaded the wood on the trucks. Then he and his. men had to bypass
the railroad cars in Montgomery County, take the loaded trucks outside the county and
load the wood on the railroad cars leaded for the mill. He was very proud of two facts.
He could walk a track of land for the government and estimate to the truckload, the yield
to the mill. And his check from the mill was addressed to him. But just think of the
process and the senseless unnecessary madness. He never expressed his feelings, he just
gave us the facts in his usual quiet, even tone.
During those quilting sessions while my Mother and her friends prayed for her to
conceive, I am sure those prayers had an addendum which encompassed Daddy's safe
return home each night from that "other war."
.Ester Davis is a celebrated host/producer on PAX-TV, Channel 68, every
Saturday, 5-6 a.m, a #1 rated show. Visit her website at The Ester Davis Show.
FEBRUARY 17. 2007 THE SIAR PAGE C-3
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Inc. will present
T'Keyah Crystal Keymah in "Miss Evers' Boys by David
Feldshuh February 23, 24, 25, 2007 at the Ezekiel Bryant
Auditorium/FCCJ North Campus.
The Story: In an effort to get medical help for Alabama
tenant farmers, their nurse, Miss Evers, convinces them to i
join a government study to treat disease. When the money .
runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to .
tell the men that they are no longer being treated and that
they are now part of a research study to see what untreated TVStar T'Keyah Crystal
syphilis will do to them, or follow the lead of the doctor she Keymah (That's So
respects and the tenets of the nursing profession... Raven, Cosby, In Living
The cast also features Eugene Lindsey, Frank Dancy, Color)
Patrick Robinson, Elliott Wimes, Chris Scarborough, and is directed by Darryl
Reuben Hall. For tickets and show times, please call Stage Aurora at (904) 765-7372.
TESTS THAT CAN HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE JACKSONVILLE
COMMUNITY HELPS PROMOTE HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Residents living in and
around the Jacksonville, Fla.,
community can be screened
to reduce their risk of having
a stroke. Life Line Screening
will be at the Swaim
Memorial United Methodist
Church on March 1st. The
site is located at 1620 Naldo
Avenue in Jacksonville.
Appointments will begin at
A stroke, also known as
a "brain attack", is ranked as
the third leading killer in the
world, and the second among
women. Through preventive
screenings, the risk of having
a stroke can be greatly
Screenings are fast, pain-
less and low cost. They
involve the use of ultrasound
technology, and scan for
potential health problems
related to: blocked arteries
which can lead to a stroke,
aortic aneurysms which can
lead to a ruptured aorta, and
hardening of the arteries in
the legs, which are a strong
predictor of heart disease.
Also offered for men and
women, is a bone density
screening to assess their risk
"It saved my husband
from having a major stroke."
William and Harriett West -
All four screenings take
less than an hour to com-
plete. A complete vascular
screening package, including
the Stroke/Carotid Artery,
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
and Ankle Brachial Index
(hardening of the arteries)
screenings is $109. Sign-up
for a complete vascular pack-
age; include the osteoporosis
screening and pay only $129.
Life Line Screening was
established in 1993, and has
since become the nation's
leading provider of vascular
screenings. Over 85 ultra-
sound teams are on staff to
travel to your local commu-
nity, bringing the screenings
to you. These non-invasive,
inexpensive and painless,
ultrasound tests help people
identify their risk for stroke,
vascular diseases or osteo-
porosis early enough for their
physician to begin preven-
For more information
regarding the screenings or
to schedule an appointment,
call 1-877-237-1372 or visit
us on the web at www.lifeli-
tration is required.
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled
in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
NATIONAL SORORITY OF PHI DELTA KAPPA, INC. Alpha Gamma Chapter -
Annual African-American History Celebration presents Singers: H. Alvin Green
Memorial Chorale & J. W. Honeysucker Community Choir of Jacksonville; Speaker,
Minister Toby J. Johnson, Youth Minister of Greater Payne AME Church and
Performers; Spirit and Truth Mimes, Youth Group of First Timothy Baptist Church.
Will be held February 24th at 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Pius V. Catholic Church Hall,
located at 2110 Blue Ave, Jacksonville, FL. Call (904) 765-4509 for more info.
FIRST COAST AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC.
located at 1725 Oakhurst Ave, Jacksonville is having an Open House Week
Celebration, celebrating a new beginning February 19-22, 2007. Ribbon cutting cere-
mony and reception February 22, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. Diversity Fair, Business Fair, and
Career Fair. Purchase a booth for displaying your. company's products or services. Call
(904) 652-1500 for more info.
GREATER MT. SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH located at 2235 Moncrife Rd will be
sponsoring a GOSPEL MUSICAL PROGRAM, Saturday, February 24th at 6:30
p.m. Guest groups are: The Alston Sister of Jacksonville and Special Guest The
Brother of Harmony of Alachua, FL. Price is $10.00 at the door. Contact Ms. Lucy
Banks at (904) 765-3237.
STAGE AURORA PRESENTS "MISS EVERS' BOYS" at the Ezekiel Bryant
Auditorium FCCJ North Campus, located at 4501 Capper Rd., Jacksonville, FL.
Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets
are $20 in advance, Seniors (65+) $15, Groups (15+) $15, Students $8, at the door $10
$25. For more information call (904) 765-7373 or visit www.stageaurora.org.
CULTURE MOVES AFRICAN DANCE COMPANY is bringing their traditional
African flair right here to UNF! Come out for an evening of rhythmic beats and help
send money back to needy families in Africa. Mande! The Evolution from Bare Feet
to Blue Jeans African Dance Concert with Special Guests Bassikolo Drummers from
Guinea, West Africa will be held at the Robinson Theatre, Thursday, February 22nd at
7 p.m. It's free and open to the public. Contact Keeanga Speaks, Office of Admissions
CO-FOUNDER OF DIVERSITY, INC. TO SPEAK AT "BEST PRACTICES IN
DIVERSITY" BREAKFAST Join the First Coast Diversity Council, Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Florida and the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce for
a "Best Practices in Diversity" breakfast. The keynote speaker will be Luke Visconti,
partner and co-founder of DiversityInc. DiversityInc's mission is to bring education
and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. Wednesday, February 21, 8 to 10 a.m.
Jacksonville Marriott at Southpoint. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $35
for non-Chamber members. Corporate tables are available for $225. Call (904) 632-
1051 to make your reservation.
FRIENDS OF Tots N Teens, JWJ INSTITUTE AND JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC
LIBRARY AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLECTION INVITES YOU TO FAITH,
SCHOLARSHIP, SERVICE: DR. MARY McLEOD BETHUNE Presented by Ersula
Knox Odom, independent scholar and Chautauqua performer. Travel back to 1954 to
meet the founder of Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona, FL, a visionary educator,
civil rights activist and presidential advisor. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune (portrayed by
Ersula Knox Odom) shares stories about her life and accomplishments, and her
thoughts about the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.
It will be held Sunday, February 18, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Library
located at 303 North Laura St. Contact Sharon Coon at (904) 353-7350 for more infor-
PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL Facilities planning will
meet every Wednesday beginning January 31st through May 2nd from 3:00 p.m. until
5:00 p.m. at the City Hall, St. James Building, First Floor, Committee Room A, 117
West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL.
JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN'S COMMISSION TO BRING EDUCATIONAL
PUPPET SHOW TO 15 DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS "Extreme
Health Challenge" targets child obesity prevention. To help promote the importance of
nutrition and exercise, the Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC) is partnering
with MicheLee Puppets, Inc. to present performances of the organization's
"EXTREME Health Challenge" puppet show to elementary school children enrolled
in 15 JCC-funded Team Up afterschool sites. The first performance will debut
Monday, Feb, 12 at 3:30 p.m. at Woodland Acres Elementary School. "EXTREME
Health Challenge" is a 40-minute production featuring wacky and entertaining puppet
characters that teach students the importance of good nutrition and active lifestyles in
an entertaining and interactive game show format.
Founded in 1994, the Jacksonville Children's Commission strives to create positive
opportunities for all children by 1) helping them to be well-prepared for life throughI
quality early learning, early literacy, health, nutrition, summer and afterschool pro-
grams; 2) promoting supportive and nurturing parenting through family strengthening
and parent education programs and 3) providing help to children who need it through
special needs, behavioral health, mentoring and drop-out prevention programs. To
learn more, visit www.jaxkids.net or call'(904) 630-3647.
BEAVER STREET ENTERPRISE CENTER Join us in Celebrating Black
History Month and Meet One of Jacksonville's Oldest Black Owned Companies, The
Florida Star Newspaper, 55 Years Old. They are now located in the Beaver Street
Enterprise Building located at 1225 W. Beaver Street @ Blanche, Jacksonville,
Florida 32204. It will be held Thursday, February 22, 2007 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. This
event is sponsored by the Beaver Street Enterprise Center. There will be a reception,
with food and drinks. RSVP: (904) 265-4700. ,
TUESDAY @ 5:00 PM.
Call: (904) 766-8834
or E1AIL: info@theflo idastar.com
PAGE C-4 THE STAR FEBRUARY 17, 2007
Fire Station Fi
Jacksonville, FL -
It took three years for
fire/rescue services to
come closet to home for
communities near the
Mayo Clinic on the
Fire Station 59 is
opening up with a tempo-
rary trailer near the
entrance of Cypress
Village, a large retirement
community near the hos-
Max Booke is a
resident who was involved
in selling the need of a fire
station to city hall.
Book says, "Time
is critical, a few seconds
makes the difference in
nally Comes Near Mayo Clinic A SOUL STIRRING REVIVAL TO BE HELD AT
," NEW BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
facility will have rescue
gear up and running with-
in two weeks: A fire sta-
tion six miles away will
still cover the area for
JFRD Chief Larry
Peterson says this area
needed a fire station since
away with response times
that pushed five minutes.
Peterson says con-
struction will soon begin
on a permanent building,
which will be built just
down the road.
the new fire station is set
to be completed by
October of 2007.
the nearest one is six miles
Schools Practice Tornado Drill
Jacksonville, FL Schools across the state
during Hazardous Weather Awareness Week ...
drilled for tornados. '
At Alimacani Elementary students first
heard of a weather watch with a warning issued d--i,
to classrooms a few minutes later.
Students on the first floor were led from
their classrooms to the hallway where they prac- .
ticed what they learned.
Duck and cover is what students are taught to do. On their knees they lined
up facing the wall covering their heads.
Principal Kathy Stalls says the drill did not come with a grade, but she
believes they did respond the way they should to a tornado warning.
Chief Lorin Mock who heads up Emergency Preparedness locally says the
drill accomplished something very important. Mock says students got a chance to
practice and take the life saving lesson back home to their parents.
BERNARD'S BEAUTY SUPPLY is celebrating its GRAND
OPENING at the new location Monday, February 24$h from 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon.
The Chamber of Commerce will be there for the ribbon cutting. There will be a
Storewide Sale of 15% Off during the celebration.
Bernard's is a family owned and operated company that was founded by
Bernard and Anne Williams. As a landmark in the Jacksonville community, Bernard's
Beauty Supply is the oldest African-American owned beauty supply'store on the First
Coast and serves over 1,000 salons located all over North Florida and South Georgia.
Starting in 1986 with a few products in a small leased retail space, Bernard's
Beauty Supply has grown tremendously. Today, the company is headquartered in a
10,000 square foot facility which includes a hair salon and a day spa as tenants.
Bernard's is known for its courteous and knowledgeable staff. They have been
"Keeping You Beautiful for Over 20 Years." They are competitively priced and fully
stocked with the latest in hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, recon-
structors, styling aids and appliances, barber supplies and more.
Come in for the Grand Opening and receive an additional 15% off of their
already low and competitive prices.
Bernard's Beauty Supply Store is located at 1525 Edgewood Ave, West,
Jacksonville, FL. Call (904) 768-4280 for more information.
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist
Church will hold a "Soul Stirring Revival"
beginning Sunday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m.,
Monday and Tuesday, February 26 and 27 at
7:00 p.m. Remember what a good, old fashion
revival was like? Do you want to witness today
what a good, old fashion revival is like? Then
join Pastor Eric Lee, members and friends of
New Bethlehem next week as they savor in the
word with Elder Chester Brown III of Shady
Grove Baptist Church, Tallahassee. Elder
Brown is a preacher, teacher, and leader. You do
not want to miss one day or one moment of this
revival service at New Bethlehem.
New Bethlehem is located at 1824
Prospect Street offLem Turner. Call (904) 764-
5727 for more information.
Reverend Eric Lee, Pastor of New
Bethlehem Baptist Church
DUKE'S Bar-Be-Que Chicken, Ribs & More!
Chicken Ribs & More
started with dinner for
their three boys.
Originally, the idea of a
carwash was 'what they
had in mind, says one of
We would cook
lunch for our boys (bar-
beque on the grill), and as
we were cooking our daily
meals, the customers who
were getting their cars
washed would want to
share our lunch. Well, we
couldn't afford to give
them the food, so we
shared our lunch for a
small fee. The rest is his-
We came up with a
name (The owner's nick-
name "Duke") and people
started coming to share
lunch with us.
The atmosphere at
Duke's Barbeque is a fam-
ily one. If you're in a
hurry, you don't have to
wait for long lines. Just
walk up to the counter and
ask for what you want and
in a moment you have
your food with a smile and
is located at 3301
Norwich St., in
Brunswick, GA in the old
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menu consist of Chip Pork
BBQ Sandwiches, BBQ
"Ribs, Sausage Dogs, The
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Whiting, Slabs of Ribs
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Week of 02/05/07
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2. Grammy Awards, CBS
3. American Idol, Wed., FOX
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5. Grey's Anatomy, ABC
6. CSI, CBS
7. CSI: Miami, CBS
8. CSI:NY, CBS
9. 60 Minutes, CBS
10. Girlfriends, CW,
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Friday, February 23, 2007
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5865 Arlington Expressway
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Howard Cosell: "wait a minute... wait a minute....
The new Heavyweight Champion
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Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee!
It was March 6, 1964 when
that radio commentary of
Howard Cosell, ushered in
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As Sonny Liston sat in his
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minute... wait a minute....
Sonny Liston is not coming
out. The new heavyweight
champion of the world is
So began the Muhammad
Ali era. Two days later, Clay
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the teachings of the Nation
of Islam taking the name
Muhammad Ali, which was
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mentor, Elijah Muhammad.
Then, on April 28, 1967, cit-
ing his religious beliefs, Ali
refused induction into the
U.S. Army at the height of
the war in Vietnam. This
refusal followed a blunt
statement voiced by Ali 14
months earlier: "I ain't got
no quarrel with them
Vietcong." Many Americans
Ali's stand. It came at a
time when most people in
the United States still sup-
ported the war in Southeast
Asia a situation which
was to change dramatically.
Ali was stripped of his
championship and preclud-
ed from fighting in any
state. He was indicted and
convicted of refusing induc-
tion into the U.S. armed
forces and sentenced to
five years in prison.
Although he remained free
on bail, four years passed
before his conviction was
unanimously overturned by
the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ali's message of black pride
and black resistance to
white domination was-on
the cutting edge of the civil
rights movement. As black
activist Julian Bond later
observed, "When a figure
as heroic and beloved as
Muhammad Ali stood up
and said, 'No, I won't go,' it
reverberated through the
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Ali's place in boxing history as one of the greatest fighters ever is
secure. His final record of 56 wins and 5 losses with 37 knockouts has
been matched by others, but the quality of his opponents and the man-
ner in which he dominated during his prime place him on a plateau with
boxing's immortals. Ali's most tangible ring assets were speed, superb
footwork, and the ability to take a punch. But perhaps more important,
he had courage and all the intangibles that makes a great fighter.
WILMA RUDOLPH /
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for Black History Month. This year we have elected to
honor otr black athletes of the past. Those who enter-
tained us, made us proud and above all, paved the way
so that those who would follow would have an easier
journey. The limitations of space force us to make
decisions on who we mentioned in these pages but in
our hearts we honor so many more.
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1 Track and field star Carl Lewis won how many
gold medals at the 1984 Olympic games?
3 In 1957 Althea Gibson became the first African
American to do what?
O She won the US Open Tennis
O She joined the Ladies' Professional
O She was named chairperson of the
President's Physical Fitness
3 Stripped of his heavyweight title in 1967 for refus-
ing induction into the U.S. military, Muhammad Ali
regained the heavyweight championship on October
30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire, with an eighth-round
knockout of which prizefighter?
O George Foreman
O Joe Frazier
O Leon Spinks
4 What do football players Ernie Davis, Archie
Griffin, and Tony Dorsett have in common?
O They all played for Pittsburgh
O They all won the Heisman Trophy.
O They all led their teams to
Super Bowl titles
5 Which track and field star overcame childhood
polio to become one of the greatest athletes of her
O Wilma Rudolph
O Gail Devers
O Florence, Griffith Joyner
6 Credited with breaking the color barrier by becom-
ing the first African American to play in the major
leagues, Jackie Robinson played for which team?
O Baltimore Orioles
O Brooklyn Dodgers
O New York Yankees
7 The all-black basketball team the Harlem
Globetrotters was formed in what year?
8 Who was the first player from the Negro Leagues
to be elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame?
O "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
O Oscar Charleston
O Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige
9 Who was the first woman athlete to win five
medals at one Olympics?
O Jackie Joyner-Kersee
O Marion Jones
O Gail Devers
10 Basketball player Michael Jordan led the
Chicago Bulls, to how many NBA World
Championships in the 1990s?
11 Who was the first African American jockey to be
inducted into the Jockey Hall of Fame at the Natural
Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.?
O William Walker
O Babe Hurd
O Isaac Murphy
12 Who was the first Black female to play profes-
O Lynette Woodard
O Tydia Pickett
O Toni Stone
13 Who was Jordan's manager when he played
minor league baseball for the Birmingham Barons?
O Tim Johnson
O Bruce Bochy
O Terry Francona
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perhaps no sport in the United States has a
history more steeped in tradition and lore
than baseball. And in baseball, more than
any other sport, the contributions and
accomplishments of the multitude of black
players is superbly documented. But none
more so than Jackie Robinson!
Jackie was born in Cairo,
Georgia in 1919, the son of
years later he engineered
the integration of profession-
al sports in America by shat-
tering the color barrier in
baseball. He overcame
enormous obstacles in his 10
year career to become one,
of baseball's most exciting,
and dazzling players.
After baseball, Jackie con-
tinued his fight to improve
the quality-of life not only for
African-Americans, but for
society as a whole. By
becoming the first black
vice president of a major
American corporation, he
continued to open doors for
But black baseball has a his-
tory that precedes Jackie
Robinson. During the period
between the Civil War and
1890, many African-
Americans played alongside
white athletes on minor
league and major league
The Negro Leagues
Although the original
National Association of Base
Ball Players, formed in 1867,
had banned black athletes,
by the late 1870s several
were active on the rosters of
white, minor league teams.
But, most of these players
eventually fell victim to
regional prejudices and an
unofficial color ban after
brief stays with white teams.
The first black professional
baseball team was formed
in 1885 when, the Babylon
BLACK BASEBALL PLAYERS Taken in Barryton, Michigan around the turn of
the century.. Standing: (?) Arnold Lett, Homer Cross, Lee Cross, Pete Cross.
Kneeling: Estel Harper, Lester Green, Art Cross, Early Brooks. Photo Courtesy
of Steven M. Cross
Jackie Robinson's enormous talent helped lead the
Brooklyn Dodgers to six pennants and one World
Series Championship. The ultimate honor was
bestowed on Jackie when he was inducted into the
National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962 in his first
year of eligibility
Black Panthers, were spotted by a
white businessman from Trenton, New
Jersey, Walter Cook. Cook renamed
the team the Cuban Giants so that he
could attract more white fans.
Shortly after the Giants' formation, the
Jacksonville, Florida newspaper, The
Leader, assembled the first Negro
League, the Southern League of Base
Ballists. The Southern League was com-
prised of 10 teams: the Memphis
Eclipse, the Georgia Champions of
Atlanta, the Savannah Broads, the
Memphis Eurekas, the Savannah
Lafayettes, the Charleston Fultons, the
Jacksonville Athletics, the New Orleans
Unions, the Florida Clippers of
Jacksonville and the Jacksonville
Macedonias. Unfortunately the league
fell deep in debt and lasted only one
By 1900 there were no black players in
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the minor league circuits.
Without an announcement,
a gentlemen's agreement
had been made. Black play-
ers would not play organ-
ized baseball with
That rule remained in
effect for the next forty-
five years. The color
barrier was set squarely
There were 200-plus all-
black teams that per-
formed throughout the
country from the early Satch
1880s forward. The began
powerful Cuban Giants team!
- actually from New who
York who toured the sion
South in the winter of t
1885-86 wound up in St. Amer
Augustine and were
featured at Flagler's hotels in
In the early 20th Century
several powerful black clubs
developed in the Midwest.
Teams like the Chicago
Giants and Kansas City
Monarchs became a chal-
lenge to the Eastern clubs
like the Brooklyn Royal
Giants and Cuban Stars.
In the South, black baseball
was flourishing with teams
Jacksonville's own, Harold "Buster" Hair
played with the Birmingham Black
Barrons and the Kansas City Stars. After
baseball he later returned to Florida and
was the first black basketball coach at
William Raines High School; In 1969, he
was Coach of the Year! For the past seven
years, Reverend Hair has been the senior
pastor at St. John's Missionary Baptist
like the Nashville Standard
Giants and Birmingham
Black Barons were establish-
ing solid regional reputa-
iel Page All Stars. When the Negro Leagues
n to fold in the late 1950's, most major league
s were starting television coverage. People
could watch major-league baseball on televi-
lost interest in seeing the House of David or
lack Yankees come to town anymore, so the
places for Negro Leaguers to go was Latin
ica, Mexico or Canada.
By the end of World War I
black baseball had
become, perhaps, the num-
ber one entertainment
attraction for urban black
populations throughout the
country. It was at that time
that Andrew "Rube" Foster,
owner of the Chicago
American Giants and blqck
baseball's most influential
personality, determined that
the time had arrived for a
truly organized and stable
Under Foster's leadership,
the Negro National League
was born in 1920, fielding
eight teams, including the
Chicago American Giants,
Chicago Giants, Cuban
Stars, Dayton Marcos, Detroit
Stars, Indianapolis ABCs,
Kansas City Monarchs and
St. Louis Giants.
These were the years of the
parallel universe in baseball.
Where professional black
leagues developed alqng
with their white counter-
Satchel Paige was known for his sayings!
- Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but
there ain't no man got to be common.
- I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
- I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game
- Just take the ball and throw it where you want to.
throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
- My pitching philosophy is simple keep the ball
way from the bat.
- One time Cool Papa Bell hit a line drive right past
my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit his ass
sliding into second.
Baseball was fre-
netic from the
1930s through the
1950s, when the
and then col-
With the industrial
ed with World War
II the Negro
Leagues shared in
the boom, draw-
ing record crowds
record wages to
talent. But with
the war came a
tion that a blacks-
only league was
irrelevant in a
world where sol-
diers of all races
were fighting for
But these were
the years of the
great black play-
ers such as
Josh Gibson and
who made names
,for themselves in
the annals of
but also made it
possible for Jackie
Robinson to take
the game that.
black players had
future white stars.
Against a team of
big leaguers led
won a pitching
duel with a 17-
by the name of
Cool Papa Bell
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I t seems that every generation brings
forth at least one individual that sharp-
ens the focus on the hopes and
dreams of a part of our society. Such
was the impact of the world's best
know boxer Muhammad All. Ali was a
new kind of athlete, not a step-son of
the rags-to-riches genre of previous
black boxers. By the close of the 1960s,
Ali had become one of the most cele-
brated men on the planet, a hero in
Will Smith depicts Muhammad Ali in a typical
weigh-in tirade where Ali would usually gain the
emotional upperhand over his opponents.
the third'world, and in the
ghettoes of black
America. Placing his con-
victions before his career,
Ali became the heavy-
weight boxing champion
of the world, while acting
as an ambassador for the
emerging black power
movement. Gifted, per-
suasive, idiosyncratic, out-
spoken they threw
away the mold after Ali!
Ali won the gold medal
at the Rome Olympics in
1960. Boxing's so called
experts at the time didn't
think much of his boxing
skills. His head, eyes wide,
seemed to float above
the action. Rather than
slip a punch, the tradition-
al defensive move, it was
his habit to sway back,
bending at the waist -
an unorthodox tactic that
the experts questioned.
The boxing public also
had a hard time believing
Ali was for real. His first
fight for the heavyweight
championship in Miami
against Sonny Liston was
In the early rounds the
fight was even but by the
fifth and sixth rounds, Clay
had Liston. Liston slumped
on his stool at the end of
the sixth. The Muhammad
Ali era was here!
The Brown Bomber Joe Lewis
On the evening of June 22, 1938, the world turned
towards two fighters in a ring in Yankee Stadium.
Movie houses paused their films and broadcast the
event over loudspeakers. In a country of 130 million
people, seventy million Americans listened to the box-
ing match. "Everyone stopped and listened to the
fight. Even the streetcars stopped," remembers Ferdie
The bout pitted the twenty-eight-year-old son of an
Alabama sharecropper against the son of a Hamburg
sailor. On the eve of the fight, American champion
Joe Louis visited the White House, where President
Roosevelt gripped his arm and said, "These are the
Muhammad Ali receiving the prestigious1 Courage
of Conscience Award from Pat Farren. Other
notable African American winners have included;
Rosa Parks and Maya Angelou.
muscles we need
to defeat the
had invited boxer
wife to listen to
the fight as it was
broadcast live. It
was to be the
match in history.
While the world
listened, Joe Louis
in just over two
the streets of
Harlem to cele-
brate Louis' stun-
ning victory. It
was like the U.S.
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Always a patriot, Louis
enlists in the U.S. Army in
January of 1942 after suc-
cessfully defending his
championship for the 20th
that night and
in Louis's corner. -
Track and Field may be the purest of all
individual sports. Where..competition
among individuals is often secondary to
the competition for a more personal met-
rir, a record or national honor. Black ath-
letes have always excelled in this arena
but none more than Jesse Owens. It was
the summer of 1936 and Nazism was run-
ning rampant throughout pre-World War II
Eastern Europe. The Olympics were coming
to Berlin and Adolf Hi
4 golden opportunity to show-
case his couptryand prove
to the rest foHhe world that
his Aryan race was superior.
Hitler viewed African-
Americans as inferior and
chastised the United States
for stooping to use these
Despite the endless racial
epithets and the constant
presence of the red ands-
black swastika, Owens
made Hitler eat his words
with four gold medals.
The first gold was.4 the 100
meters, where Owens
edged out teammate Ralph
Metcalfe in a time of 10.3
seconds. Gold number two
came in the long jump,
where he fouled on his first
two attempts. One was just
a practice run where he
continued down the runway
into the pit, but German offi-
cials didn't buy it and count-
ed it as a jump.
The third gold was in the
200-meter dash, where he
defeated, among others,
tier dWedit as a
Jo ie jtbinson's ,,o1der
brother Mbi`-rid broke the
Olympic record with a time
of 20.7 seconds.
Gold number four was a
controversial ope-not with
the Germans, but with his
fellow Americans. American
"Jews Marty Glickm"n and
Sam Stoller were supposed
toqt-for the Uniteo States
"d' "the 4x100 relay fearm. At
the last minute, they were
replaced by Owens and
Metcalfe and it was report-
ed that Hitler asked U.S. offi-
cials not to embarrass him
any further by having two
Jews win gold in Berlin.
Whether that's true or not,
the Owens-led U.S. team
rolled to victory in a world
record time of 39.8 seconds
and Owens' magicql
Olympics came to a close.
Born in East St. Louis, Illinois,
and raised in a house she
remembers as "little more
than paper and sticks,"
Jackie Joyner-Kersee even-
tually became known
throughout the world as one
Jesse Owens in 1936 Olympics where he took three indi-
vidual gold medals and added a fourth in the 4x100
meter relay to thunderous applause from the Germans.
Jackie Joiner-Kersee leaps high in the Long Jump
of the finest female-athletes of all time.
She came to dominate the hep-
tathlon, a demanding seven-event
competition that measures speed,
strength and stamina. Not only the
possessor of the world record of 7,291
points, she also held the next five high-
est scores. She was the first to register
more than 7,000 points in the event,
which consists of the 100-meter hur-
dles, high jump, .shot put, 200 an 800
meters, long jump, and javelin.
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Wilma Rudolph was born ~ith the odds
stacked against her. She was born pre-
mature into a large family at a time
when African American babies were
denied access to the best doctors and
hospitals. As a child, she was sick with
a long list of diseases including pneu-
monia and scarlet fever, which left her
left leg partially deformed.
Despite all of these obstacles, Wilma
Rudolph grew up to achieve a list of
accomplishments longer than the list
of her childhood ailments.
At the 1960 Rome Olympics, Rudolph
became "the fastest woman in the
world" and the first American woman
to win three gold medals in one
Olympics. She won the 100- and 200-
meter races and anchored the U.S.
team to victory in the 4 x 100-meter
relay, breaking records along the way.
She was named by the Associated
Press as the U.S. Female Athlete of the
Year for 1960, She is remembered as
one of the fastest women in track and
as a source of great inspiration for
generations of African-American ath-
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The first American woman ever to win three gold medals in the Olympics, Wilma
Rudolph overcame major obstacles to make her mark in the record books and in life.
Rudolph contracted severe polio as a child and wore leg braces until she was 9.
By age 16, she was an All-State basketball player and a bronze medalist in the 1956:,
Olympic Games in Melbourne, Australia. She has been inducted into the Women's
Sports Hall of Fame and named one of five sports stars selected as America's Greatest
Women Athletes by the Women's Sports Foundation, she is in the Black Sports Hall of
Fame and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Rudolph gave women's track a strong boost
in America. Since her competition days, she has written a best-selling autobiography,
Wilma, and created the Wilma Rudolph Foundation to train young athletes. Rudolph
died on November 12,1994, near Nashville, Tennessee, from brain cancer. In 2004.
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February 200 THE STAR Black History Month
Tiger Woods is the kind of athlete who
comes along not once in a generation,
but perhaps once in tle history of a sport.
For the last decade, Tiger Woods has dom-
inated professional golf so completely that
he has changed the game and come to
exemplify the pursuit of excellence. In his
own words Tiger says
That's the essence of
Born Eldrick Woods on
December 30, 1975 in
Cypress, California. Woods
studied at Stanford University
and won amateur US golf
titles before turning profes-
sional in 1996. He shot to
fame after winning the US
Masters at Augusta in 1997 -
with a record score of 270 -
at the age of 21. Woods was
the first African-American to
doi so, as well as the
In his first appearance at the
B tish Open later that year,
Woods equalled the Troon
course record of 64.
But in terms of the game
itself, there is no argument:
Tiger Woods is the greatest
force in the modern history.
of the game. He is the defini-
tion of focus, which explains
why he will be by-passing
the Nissan Open this week -
Woods is focused on the
Accenture Match Play
Championship in Tucson the
following week. It's part part
his tune-up to the Masters
which are the tournaments
that carry meaning for
Tiger Woods notwithstand-
ing, there have been few
/ "I love to compete.
who I am."
changes in the color of the
game since he came on the
tour. Fact is, there are fewer
black golfers on tour today
than when Tiger was born.
Golf is a still a sport that
remains inherently closed off
to lower incomes and that
isn't easily played in neigh-
borhoods and barrios the
way basketball and baseball
might be. The geographical
limitations are obvious.
That, however doesn't
change the fact that the
increased diversity of the
game can easily be seen at
the driving ranges and pub-
lic courses across the coun-
try. Eventually, one would
expect, this will flow to the
When looking at Tiger
Woods, you see a person
who came to grips early on
with his talent and has never
appeared remotely afraid to
take responsibility for his
career. Tiger released a
Media Statement to the
press regarding his racial
heritage with a promise
that it would be his only
statement. It was!
Right from the start, Woods
In 1997 Woods at age 21 became the youngest player
and the first of African or Asian descent ever to win the
Masters Tournament, winning by a record margin of 12
strokes. Winner of five other PGA tournaments in 1997,
Woods became the youngest player ever ranked first in
world golf competition. On July 23, 2000, Woods became
the fifth player in golf history, and the youngest, to
achieve a career grand slam of the four major champi-
was a breath of
fresh air, in every
respect. When he
appeared at the
Masters as an
Nantz of CBS
whether he had a
to be a role
model for "minori-
ty kids." The
was, Yes. The
was, "No. I have
an obligation to
The purpose of this statement is to explain my
heritagefor the benefit of members of the media who may
be seeing me play for the first time. It is the final and
only 'comment I will make regarding the issue.
My parents have taught me to always be proud
of my ethnic background. Please rest assured that is, and
always will be, the case past, present, and future.
The media has portrayed me as African-America; some-
times, Asian. In fact, I am both.
Yes, I am the product of two great cultures, one
African-American and the other Asian.
On my father's side, I am African-American. On
my mother's side, I am Thai. Truthfully, Ifeet veryfortu-
nate, and EQUALLYPROUD, to be both African-
American and Asian!
The critical and fundamental point is that ethnic
background and/or composition should NOT make a dif-
ference. It does NOT make a difference to me. The bottom
line is that I am an American...and proud of it!
That is who I am and what I am. Now, with your
cooperation, I hope I can just be a golfer and a human
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