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 Section A: Main: Editorial
 Section A: Main: Church
 Section A: Main: Lifestyle
 Section A: Main: State
 Section A: Main: National
 Section A: Main continued
 Section B: Prep Rap
 Section C: Local
 Section C continued
 Section C: Regional
 Section C: Sports
 Section C continued
 Section D: Entertainment
 
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Material Information

Title:
Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
June 9, 2007
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
System ID:
UF00028362:00123

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Preceded by:
Florida star and news

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Material Information

Title:
Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
June 9, 2007
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
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Teens Stand Up


To System and Win


family and friends. However,
not to award the students of
attempt to uphold their policy.
apologize for the cheering but,


Parents, family and
friends were extremely
pleased when the students
of Galesburg High School
walked across the stage to
receive their diploma and so
they cheered. Caisha
Gayles graduated with hon-
ors. And even though the
school had made a policy
that made cheering a viola-
tion, the five students could
not control the joy of their
the school made a decision
color their diplomas in an
They wanted the students to
the five students refused to


do so. The Illinois State Board of Teens Continued on A-7

City Loses Educator and

Long time Civic Leader

Quentin Messer
Sr.served as an educator
and civic leader in
,Jacksonville for more
than 39 years. The
Jacksonville native gradu-
ated from Stanton High in
1956 and received his
bachelor and master's
degrees from Florida A &
M and Florida State
University. While at
FAMU, he was a member
of the Marching 100 band
uentin Mese Srand other University
Quentin Messer Sr. organizations. Upon grad-
.uation he joined the U. S. Army and served as a commis-
sioned officer. He returned to Jacksonville and entered the
Duval County school system in 1964and eventually served
as principal of Paxon Middle, Matthew Gilbert Middle,
Mattie Rutherford and Lackaanna Alternative. He was
very involved as a civic leader and had great love for his
students, his church and the community. He died at his
home Saturday at the age of 70. His homegoing service
will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church. He leaves a wife, two sons and many
relatives and friends.

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Wine and Spirits at 721 McDuff Avenue on Monday
nd left with an undetermined amount of money. One
of the suspects, according to the police report, was
armed with a handgun and discharged it within the
store. After the left the store, someone driving a white
Chevrolet Impala pulled up to the store as the suspects
fled the scene. This person quickly drove out of the
parking lot. The suspects fled in a four door gray
sedan with tinted windows. It is not known if there
was another driver. ABC is offering $1,000 to anyone
who can provide information leading to an arrest.
Call 1-866-845-TIPS.


The enemy of our people


Murder and Code of Silence


Triple Murder in Jacksonville; Body in Park in Brunswick,

Deadly Shootings, Unsolved Cases -'Black Genocide


The Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office is still seek-
ing answers to the shooting
murder of three people in
their early twenties, who
were found shot on Ahmad
Drive on Tuesday. This is
the first triple homicide in
Jacksonville since 2002.
The names of the victims
and the persons of interest
for discussion or informa-
tion has not been released.
The neighbors are only say-
ing that they heard gunshots
shortly before midnight.
Two of the victims, a man
and a woman, were found
dead inside of the house and
the third victim, a male, died
on the way to the hospital.
On Wednesday, a group of
children were walking in a
Cuba Gooding
Jr. Saves Life
of Shooting
Victim


Cuba Gooding Jr.
The Academy Award
winner, Cuba Gooding
Jr. was picking up dinner
for his family at a restau-
rant in Hollywood on
Memorial Day, after
dark, and did not think
about the fact that he was
an Oscar winner when he
heard gunshots and saw
a young man walking
toward him, bleeding
and holding his head.
The victim was bleeding
from his neck and col-
lapsed.
.Gooding called for
towels to stop the bleed-
ing, waved down a pass-
ing police car and waited
at the scene until the
ambulance arrived.
Gooding has played
heroic roles but this
time, he was a hero and
he was not acting. It is
reported that the victim
is improving.


public park in Brunswick,
Georgia and discovered the
body of a 26-year-old
female who had been obvi-
ously slain. The body was in
the underbrush in Johnston
Park at Gordon and N
Streets. According to
reports, the woman had trau-
ma scars to the head. The
woman's name had not been
released at the time of print-
ing.
At the end of last month,
the body of a 15-year-old
female was found in a
dumpster in St. Marys,
Georgia.
Officers are still seeking
answers to the March slay-
ing of 51-year-old Mary


found in her Westside home
in March after concerned
neighbors had not seen her
for sometime. No one can
think of a motive for her
death.
On Monday, MAD DADS
and a few families of victims
gathered in front of the
Christ Tabernacle Church in
an effort to break the "code
of silence" that many say is
what is hurting the commu-
nity the most. When officers
tried to get answers or leads
to the triple shooting, neigh-
bors quickly pointed out the
number of damaged homes
in the area as well as other
shootings at cars, etc. The
neighbors in the area of the


Mary Louise Perkins, Victim


blind area in the neighbor-
hood and they can't risk get-
ting killed because they
talked too much.
In the past, a number of
people of color have talked


Lose reruns wno was triple shooting said there is a Murder- Continued on A-7

Taser Gun Availability May Have Saved

Life of Machete Wielding Woman

It is reported that Carla Reynolds, 35, got out of a
taxi cab and went to a Northside apartment located
in the 200 block of E. 27th Street in the neighbor-
hood where she lived. Observer said Reynolds was
shouting profanities. When she attempted to kick
the front door in, the owner of the apartment
opened the door and observed that Reynolds was
holding a machete. According to the victims, they
have had an on-going dispute. When one of the vic-
Stims tried to keep the door closed, Reynolds forced
\her way in and sliced the victim on the leg with the
Carla Reynolds, uspet machete. Afterwards, she went after the other
Caria Reynolds, suspect
woman in the apartment who tried to escape. In her
effort, she fell and Reynolds was able to stab her in
the buttocks. When the police arrived, even though the suspect was wielding the
machete and still shouting profanities, they did not use fire arms but a taser gun
instead and Reynolds went down. The victims, Latoya Strickland, 23, and Lenora
Stringfield, 18, said they have had past disagreements with Carla Reynolds.
It is reported that after Reynolds was taken to the detention center, she threw an
apple at a correction officer and was again shot with a taser.
Both women are recovering and Reynolds has been charged with assault.


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Florida/Georgia Alliance Needs Blood

Blood supply is low at the Florida-Georgia Blood Alliance and they are asking citi-
zens of the area to please donate blood. According to the report, the organization said
they have less than one-day supply of O-negative, O-positive and A-negative blood and
are also low on all other blood types.
Donors may stop by any of the blood donation centers or donate through a mobile
blood drive. To find a location, you may call (904) 353-8263. Be a donor.

Ground Beef Recall

United Food Group said that they are recalling 75,000 pounds of ground beef in addi-
tion to the earlier recall of 370,000 pounds because of an "unspecified concern." The
meet was distributed to stores such as Albertson's, Save-A-Lot and other stores located
in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah,
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50 Years Later Ghana Stands as Trailblazer
for African Independence
Marc H. Morial
President and CEO, National Urban League


In early March, thou-
sands of Ghanaians hit the
streets of their West African
nation to celebrate a truly
momentous event the 50th
anniversary of its independ-
ence from Britain.
On March 6, 1957,
Africa's Gold Coast became
Ghana, the continent's first
Black state to break the
shackles of colonial rule, a
bloodless handover of
power that set off a wave of
independence worldwide.
By 1960, 17 more
colonies gained independ-
ence, and Ghanaian
President Kwame Nkrumah
emerged as one of the most
influential Pan-Africanists
of the 20th Century. The
independence campaign
.coincided with the rise of
the civil rights movement
among African-Americans
trying to break free of
oppression in the South.
Both movements fed off the
success of the other.
"For years and years,
Africa has been the foot
stool of colonialism and
imperialism, exploitation
and degradation. From
the north to the south,
from the east to the west,
her sons languished in
chains of slavery and
humiliation, and Africa's
exploiters and self-
appointed controllers of


her destiny strode across
the land with incredible
inhumanity without
mercy, without shame and
without honor.
But these days are gone
and gone forever. And
now, I, an African, stand
before this ,august assem-
bly of the United Nations
and speak with the voice of
peace and freedom, pro-
claiming to the world the
dawn of a new era,"
Nkrumah told the United
Nations General Assembly
in 1960, according to a
transcript of the radio
show "Democracy Now"!
Born near the Ivory
Coast border, Nkrumah was
educated in Ghana and left
the country for college in
the United States, where he
met Marcus Garvey and
W.E. B. DuBois, who he
conferred citizenship upon
as president. He became
prominent in the Pan-
African movement in the
United States and Britain,
which influenced his vision
and helped frame his move-
ment when he returned
home in 1947.
Educated elites had
formed a political party they
wanted Nkrumah to lead,
but they were more interest-
ed in keeping what little
power they had than gaining
independence. He then


launched his own party -
the Convention People's
Party, and with the rallying
cry, "Independence now!",
unified a nation. That
brought him prison time, but
it was too late for the colo-
nial government to stifle the
independence cry: It held
elections, in which
Nkrumah won by a land-
slide. In 1952, he was
appointed prime minister,
and, by 1957 Ghana came
out from under the British
Crown. But Nkrumah real-
ized that Ghana's independ-
ence would have little
meaning if the rest of Africa
didn't follow suit.
"He was convinced that
the only way forward for
Africa is African continental
unity ... It also means that
the African diaspora would
have the right to return and
to have African citizenship,
if they so wish," observed
son Gamal Nkrumah on
Democracy Now!
Nkrumah also had a
"meeting of minds" with
Malcolm X in which both
were convinced the "only
way' forward was for
Africans and displaced
Africans to band together.
"It is this vision of the two
men, that the most impor-
tant thing is the networking
of oppressed people, and the
unity is paramount to the
success of the struggle," the
younger Nkrumah noted.
SNkrumah also started
industrialization in Ghana,
which he believed vital to


breaking the nation's eco-
nomic dependence on the
West, by building the costly
Akosombo Dam and Tema
Harbour at the expense of
the nation's cash crop --
cocoa. At the time, Ghana
was hardly a Shangri La for
individual freedoms:
Nkrumah declared himself
president for life and
imposed laws allowing
imprisonment of citizens for
up to five years without trial
and making strikes illegal.
Seemingly authoritarian
actions brought internation-
al sanctions that, coupled
with a collapsing world
cocoa market, undermined
the country's economy,
paving the way for a CIA-
backed coup in 1966.
Since then Ghana under-
went' successive military
coups until 1981 when
Flight L'ieutenant Jerry
Rawlings led, suspending
the constitution and banning
political parties. In 1992, it
veered back to a democracy:
Rawlings was freely elected
that year and in 1996 suc-
ceeded by John Kufuor,
now in his second term.
Despite some detours,
Ghanaian democracy has
stood the test of half a cen-
tury. It's an achievement
that we should all celebrate.
Much like the civil rights
movement here, it is far
from perfect but on the road
to the realization of high
hopes Nkrumah had for it.


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FL invites you to worship with them for Sunday Morning
Worship Service at 10 a.m. You are also invited to their
"FIRST JEWELS RITES OF PASSAGE COTIL-
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Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary).................................. 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
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Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.mn-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
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2036 Silver Street-* Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
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Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
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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 I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
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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 favorite hymns?
First, you should shop
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the ashes. Do you want them
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An option some people take
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a medical school (have a donor
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If you would rather have a
memorial service express that
wish. That means a service in the
funeral home or a church where
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"There's Always Something

Happening On The First Coast"
2007 EVE Awards Luncheon Speaker Wows the
Audience
With warmth, charisma, charm, intelligence, knowledge
and expertise, the 2007 EVE Awards Luncheon speaker Ms.
Carla Harris had the audience in the 'palm of hands'. And
there was no doubt that she would do just that. Ms. Harris
has been captivating, talented and very, very intelligent since
childhood. I personally observed her as a student at Bishop
Kenny High School and there was no doubt that this young
lady was going places. With scholarships to go to just about
any place she desired, she chose Harvard University where
she earned an AB in Economics Magna cum Laude and an
MBA Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School.
Ms. Harris is actively involved in the community and has
funded the Carla Harris Scholarship Fund at Harvard
University and at the local Bishop Kenny High School
where she graduated in 1980. She recently presented Bishop
Kenny High School with a $135,000 contribution for the
minority scholarship fund and she donated the EVE Awards
Luncheon Speaker honoraria to the Bishop Kenny scholar-
ship fund.
"As Managing Director of Global Capital Markets Carla
Harris makes deals worth billions and billions", stated
Florida Time Union Editor Patrick Yack during his intro-
duction of Ms. Harris. After hearing her on Friday, we left
there knowing that her brilliance is a major factor.
For the 600+ attendees, she shared the criteria for fine
leadership from her observations for the past 20 years of the
country's top executives on Wall Street, through working
with inspiring futurists in the non-profit sector and her own
personal experience. She called them 'Her Pearls-The 7
M's': 1.Maintain your authenticity; 2.Memorialize the strat-
egy and focus, focus, focus; 3.Mobilize action. "Great lead-
ers are always decisive," stated Ms. Harris who quoted a
successful chief executive as saying that "the price of inac-
tion is greater than the cost of making a mistake"; 4.Marshal
changes as the average product cycle is two years tops, it is
imperative to be on the forefront of change; Make the objec-
tive bigger than you, bigger than the I, bigger than the com-
pany; 6. Manage with respect." An effective leader listens
first, talks last,' stated Ms. Harris; and 7. Have the mindset
of a winner.
The only disappointment of the event was that Vice
Chairperson Mrs. Betty Seabrook Burney, Duval County
School Board and EVE Awards Volunteer Category Finalist
did not receive the Golden Apple. However, we felt great
pride seeing her on stage with the other finalists
**!)!*****
AKA Dollars for Scholars
The Gamma Rho Omega chapter-Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. recently presented academic scholarships to
seven high school students, one college student and a match-
ing fund scholarship to Florida Community College at
Jacksonville totaling $24,000. The presentations were made
at the sorority's Annual Scholarship Luncheon held at the
Holiday Inn-Airport. The recipients were awarded scholar-
ships based on their high academics, SAT/ACT scores, and.
their school and community service.
Honored were: Mses. Sterea M. Johnson (Edward
Waters College $3,000) hails from Eleuthera, Bahamas;
Jacarie D. Cuyler (Andrew Jackson High School -
$10,000), is the daughter of Ms. Janice Curry; Tiffany L.
Evelyn (Edward H. White High School $5,000), is the
daughter of Ms. Shawn Evelyn; and $1,000 each to: Mses.
Sarah Bobbitt (Potter's House Christian Academy) is the
daughter of Leon and Mrs. Marietta Bobbitt; Yasmin A.
Bilal-(Robert E. Lee High School) is the daughter of Ms.
Nafeesah Bilal; April A. Crews (Terry Parker High School)
is the daughter of Ms. Carol Crews; Imani Jackson
(Douglas Anderson School of the Arts) is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. De-Andre Jackson; and Moneq J. Scott
(Douglas Anderson School of the Arts) is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Marion J. Scott, II.
Edward Waters College Senior Ms. Lisa Y. Smith and
past scholarship recipient was the Scholarship Luncheon
Speaker. Ms. Smith encouraged the honorees to set person-
al goals, stay focused, be faithful and to never forget to say
in touch with their families. Ms. Tiffany Evelyn, one of the
scholarship honorees delivered Ms. Maya Angelou's 'And
Still I Rise.'
Chairpersons for the annual luncheon were: Mesdames
Gwen T. Flanders and Lois L. Prime with Mesdames
Wilhelmina J. Brown, Jennifer c. butler, Felicia S. Cruse,
Johnestine Y. Daigeau, Michelle F. Hatcher, Jimmie P.
Harper, Shirley M. Harrison, Rebecca Hobbs, Joanna H.
Kendricks, Estelle W. McKissick, Bettie T. Messer, Doris
T. Putman, Willeta R. Richie, Pamela B. Seay, Sophia S.
White, and Valerie V. Williams. Ms. Beverly Shields is the
chapter president and Mrs. Bonnie Atwater serves as the
chapter vice president.

Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail
socially@TheFloridaStar.com or you may reach me directly
at imajol@aol.com, telephone (904) 285-9777 or fax (904)
S285-7008.
See you in the paper!


2007 EVE Awards Luncheon Keynote Speaker Mrs. Carla Harris
with Florida Times Union Editor Patrick Yack and Carl Cannon,
Florida times Union Publisher.


2007 EVE Awards Luncheon Speaker Mrs. Carla Harris with her father
John Harris (seated), family members and friends (not in order of names)-
Sherryl James, Trudell Bullock, Pamela Sanders, James Ragin, III, Dawn
Delgado Knight, Ben Turner, Willard Payne (who was Mrs. Harris' first
employer), Lula Price Brown, June Franklin Erica Franklin, Deborah
Franklin, Kim Jackson, Robin Crooms, Sandra Perry Glover, Inez
Christopher Asque, Michelle Davis Singleton, Maria Singleton and Moira
Singleton.


EVE Awards Finalist in the Volunteer Services Category, School
Board Vice Chairperson Mrs. Betty Seabrook Burney.


Mesdames Peggy Spencer, Rometa Porter, Lorraine Baggs, Edith
Rogers, Camilla Perkins Thompson, Charlotte Dwight Stewart and
Lydia Dwight Wooden at the 2007 EVE Awards Luncheon.


State Representative Audrey Gibson with fellow Jacksonville
Women's Network members. Seated Dr. Lois Gibson is a past presi-
dent of the women's organization.


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The very, very proud family of EVE Awards Finalist Mrs. Betty
Seabrook Burney: Calvin Burney, Sr., Vanessa Jefferson, Sharon
Floyd, LaShawn Bennett, Earline Floyd, Solomon McClendon,
Dorothy Johnson, Calvin Burney, Jr. and Craig Burney.


Members of the Bishop Kenny High School Concert Chorale per-
formed at the EVE Awards Luncheon. Keynote Speaker Mrs. Carla
Harris was a member of the 1980 Bishop Kenny Graduating Class
and also sang in the Bishop Kenny Chorale.


Among the past EVES of the Decade and Lifetime Achievement recip-
ients at the 2007 EVE Awards Luncheon were: Mesdames Gertrude
Peele, Eleanor Ashby, Dr. Edna Saffy, Eleanor Gay, Ann McDonald
Baker, Pam Paul and Frances Kinne.


Retired Museum Administrator Dr. Rowena Rhodes Stewart, Mrs.
Dorothy Borroughs and Mrs. Inez Christopher Asque. Both Dr.
Stewart and Mrs. Asque are relatives of Mrs. Carla Harris.


Mesdames Gail Christopher Davis, Marilyn Wesley Pray and Dr.
Rowena Rhodes Stewart.

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Mrs. Michelle Davis Singleton with her daughters Little Mses. Maria
and Moira Singleton. Mrs. Singleton thought this was the perfect
year for her daughters to attend their first EVE Awards Luncheon
and to also hear the message of her Bishop Kenny High School class-
mate and Keynote Speaker Mrs. Carla Harris.



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* Barry Brings Needed Rain


Tax Vote Next January


Property Tax Vote Set

for Next January 29th

Floridians will get to express their choices for property
tax issues and presidential candidates on the same day -
Jan. 29, The date for the statewide vote was announced last
week as lawmakers began meeting to discuss property tax
proposals for the special session that begins this Tuesday.
Voters would be presented with ballot questions to expand
homestead exemptions in the constitution.
House Speaker Marco Rubio and Senate President Ken
Pruitt wrote to legislators outlining their agreement on the
form property tax relief would take. It includes an immedi-
ate rollback of city and county taxes to a previous years'
level. Lawmakers can institute that change themselves, by
statute.
Another part of the puzzle is a proposed vast increase in
the size of homestead exemptions based on a percentage of
a home's value, with tiers of lower exemptions for higher
values.
That would require the approval of voters to amend the
state's constitution.
There are a number of advantages to the Jan. 29 date:
It's relatively quick.
No extra cost for the election, with a statewide vote
already scheduled.
Allows flexibility for counties and cities, as it's in the
middle of their budget years.
"It will also create
greater sensitivity to the
needs of Florida for those
running for president,"
Cannon said of the primary.
The vote will happen
about a month before next
year's regular session of the
Legislature. No matter the
outcome, lawmakers will
be able to act in accordance
with the decision of the
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Florida
News Briefs

Black Heritage Trail
Guide Now Available
Tampa The third
edition of the Florida
Black Heritage Trail
guide is now available.
The guide features 64
pages of historic black
American sites from
Pensacola to Key West
and includes profiles
and biographical sketch-
es .of many distin-
guished and accom-
plished black Floridians.
"The Florida Black
Heritage Trail guide
beautifully highlights
the cultural and histori-,
cal contributions
African-Americans
have made to the devel-
opment of our state,"
said Lt. Gov. Kottkamp.

NASCAR's Bill France
Dies in Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach. -
William Clifton France,
the son of NASCAR's
founder, who took over
the family business and
became the most power-
ful man in American
motorsports, died last
Monday afternoon at his
home.
France, 74, had been
battling a variety of
health problems, includ-
ing cancer, over the last
several years of his life.
He was still a familiar
figure at NASCAR's
Daytona Beach head-
quarters, but as the ill-
nesses took their toll,
the once-active France
turned to a motorized
scooter as his mode of
hallway transportation.


Barry Helps Florida


and Georgia With


Much-Needed Rain


The heavy rains that fol-
lowed Tropical Storm Barry
last weekend were a wel-
come relief in Southern
Georgia, and Northeast
Florida where the firefight-
ers battling massive wild-
fires got a day off.
The storm, which
formed on the first day of
the Atlantic hurricane sea-
son, made landfall in the
Tampa Bay area in the
morning and had moved
across the "state to
Jacksonville by the
evening,.
Barry brought heavy
rain to a parched Florida,.
along with strong winds
and heavy surf along the


state's Gulf coast.
Rain fell throughout the
state, where droughts condi-
tions have left Lake
Okeechobee at its lowest
recorded level and allowed
an isolated brush fire on the
Georgia-Florida border to


under drought conditions,"
said Kim Brabander, a mete-
orologist with the National
Weather Service. "To really
alleviate the drought condi-
tions we're going to need
anywhere from 30 to 40
inches of rain."


Barry's Rainfall
Largo, Fl 6.0" Inverness, Fl 3.5"
Chiefland, FI 5.2" Jacksonville, Fl 4.1"
Alma, Ga 4.1" Brunswick, Ga 5.9"
Savannah,Gal 5.9" Charleston, SC 2.4"


bur for weeks.
"It'll help a bit, but every-
one is so far below rainfall
that we're still going to be


The center of the storms
passed over Jacksonville
and tracked up the Georgia
coast.


Victoria Fox, a meteor-
ologist working with a fed-
eral fire management team,
reported 5.72 inches of rain
at a station near the eastern
entrance to the Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge
and three inches at Jones
Island near the center of the
swamp.
The rain likely quelled
some .fires burning on the
uplands and near the sur-
face of deep layers of dry
peat in the swamp, said
Larry Morris,' a fire infor-
Ination officer with the
Georgia Forestry
Commission.
When the peat dries in
coming days, the smolder-
ing fires are likely to flare
up again unless more rain
follows, Morris said.
"This was an ideal storm
in that we got a bit of light
rain over an extended peri-
od of time," said Bill Graf,
a spokesman at the South
Florida Water Mgt. District.


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By BILL MAXWELL
St. Petersburg Times
The conflict between my head and my
heart over the future of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities is reflected in
enduring scenes from my two years of
teaching at Alabama's Stillman College.
There were the young men who hung out
at the entrance gates of the small Tuscaloosa
school and had no interest in learning. They
represented my frustration with too many
students who arrived on campus unprepared
for college, who failed to attend class or buy
the textbooks, who refused to complete the
assignments and who forced professors to
coddle them.
Then there were those few dedicated stu-
dents who saw Stillman as their only path to
a brighter future. There was the young single
mother who worked full-time at night and
struggled to stay awake in class, the unpol-
ished journalist eager to improve and find
work at a newspaper, the young man who
turned himself into an expert on President
Bush's campaign, speeches and dared to
stand out from the hip-hop culture around
him.
One group leads me to question whether
historically black colleges are worth saving.
The other is an inspiration and symbolizes
why these institutions still are vital for many
young people struggling to build productive
lives.
Nearly a year after leaving the campus, I
am only now resolving the conflict in my
own mind.

Glory years are gone, but ...
Undeniably, the picture is bleak for many
historically black colleges. There are more
options for high-achieving black students,
and integration has left these schools with
diminished but more difficult roles in higher
education.,
The situation was different before the
1964 Civil Rights Act, when a degree fromfi
one of these schools was the primary route
to respectability, success and the good life
for black Americans. Back then, they
enrolled most black college students and
were responsible for the bulk of the black
middle class.
The glory years are long gone, especially
at the smallest of the 39 private schools that
receive money and other support from the
United Negro College Fund. Majority white
campuses seeking ethnically diverse student
populations are enrolling many of the
nation's best black students.
Now only 1 in 5 black students earn
bachelor's degrees from historically black
schools, which have increasingly, become
dependent upon marginal students from
poor families. Two-thirds of HBCU students
receive federally funded Pell Grants, aimed
at families earning less than $40, 000 annu-
ally. More than half of the students receive
those grants at every HBCU except at 13 of
the best schools, such as Spelman, Howard
and Morehouse,
Studies show schools with a high number
of Pell recipients tend to have low admission
standards, and the reasons for their low
graduation rates are well-documented. Most
low-income students have parents who did
not attend college, which often signals that
their homes have few books or other reading
materials. Many of the students never devel-
op a love of learning, and they tend to per-
form poorly in class and on standardized
tests.
The statistics reflect my experience as a
professor between 2004 and 2006 at
Stillman, which had fewer than 1, 000 stu-
dents. Most of my students would not study,
regularly turn in their homework on time or
read the assigned material. I walked grum-
bling students to the bookstore to try to force
them to buy their required textbooks.
These students lacked the intellectual
vigor taken for granted on traditional cam-
puses. They did not know what or whom to
respect. For many, the rappers Bow Wow
and 50 Cent were at least as important to
black achievement as the late Ralph Bunche,
the first black to win a Nobel Peace Prize,


and Zora Neale Hurston, the great novelist.
In time, I realized that my standards were
too high for the quality of student I had to
teach. Most simply were not prepared for
college-level work, and I was not profes-
sionally trained for the intense remediation
they needed'and deserved.
Many HBCU's, including Stillman, lack
the resources and money to assist these stu-
dents with effective remediation. These stu-
dents naturally find friends on campus who
share their streetwise, anti-intellectual views
and behavior. They lose interest in education
or become so overwhelmed they leave
school altogether.
Only a handful of HBCUs, including
Fisk University in Tennessee, Spelman
College in Atlanta, Claflin University in
South Carolina and Miles College in
Birmingham, graduate more than half their
students (The graduation rate at Florida
A&M is 33 percent). These schools funnel
large sums of money into remediation,
advising and counseling. They also offer
small classes so students have easy access to
their professors.
Others, such as Southern University in
New Orleans, Allen University in South
Carolina and Stillman, graduate less than 30
percent of their students.
As the number and quality of students
drop, historically black colleges cannot
depend as they once did on the financial
generosity of their alumni. The problem is
compounded by the reality that many corpo-
rations and foundations scaled back their
philanthropic efforts following the 2000
economic downturn. Many donors still are
not as generous as they once were, and
struggling HBCUs have been hit especially
hard.







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Ebony Horton, a natural-born
reporter, landed a full-time job at the
Dothan Eagle. She did not, however,
have classmates who shared her
enthusiasm and gift for reporting.
Although Ebony found a good job,
Maxwell is certain Stillman College
should have done more for her.


Stillman president Ernest McNealey reg-
ularly told this joke: "I have a very large tin
cup ... and I'm constantly running through
airports with my tin cup, and wherever the
plane lands; I will go to the tallest building
and work my way from the penthouse- on
down to the garbage unit with my tin cup.
And whether it's the CEO or the janitor, I
will hear this long story about the declining,
stock market."
It does not help that too many black col-
leges have serious management issues. The
media has regularly reported academic,
financial or administrative problems at
schools such as Morris Brown in Georgia,
Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis,
Grambling State in Louisiana, Edward
Waters in Jacksonville and Florida A&M in
Tallahassee.
The numbers for many historically black
colleges are not encouraging. Declining
enrollments, loose admission standards and
low graduation rates produce ever-tighter
budgets, less reliable alumni networks and
grimmer futures.
Excellence by the handful
Yet I cannot turn my back pn these
schools. I cannot forget what they did for me
many years ago, and I cannot forget the
handful of dedicated students at Stillman
who were determined to succeed even in the
face of the school's considerable shortcom-
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Education said they could not go along with the school since the students could not
control others and also, there were white parents and friends who cheered for the
graduates and all of them were able to receive their diplomas. Only the four blacks
and one hispanic student was denied their 'keepsake' item. The parents and students
of all races had signed an agreement to "act dignified" at the ceremonies.
After an attorney took the case without charge for the students and parents, and the
students refused to apologize and of course, the media coverage, the school decided
to issue the diplomas to the five students.

MURDER Continued from A-1
about black genocide but as many are now stating, the trend is now 'self genocide'
with the young people and answers must be found.
Elder Donald Foy, president of MAD DADS said the organization is constantly ir
the community encouraging the residents to cooperate with the police department
and trying to get the people to understand they are causing more harm by not telling
and allowing the criminals to get away. Foy said that there was a 47-percent reduc-
tion in crime in the Edward Waters area after they became involved. They want the
people to understand that not telling not only hurt the victims but the families and
the community as well. The present objective is to break the code of silence and
help to make our city safe.


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Final Installment -

The Once and Future Promise
By Bill Maxwell
All of my public school teachers were
HBCU alumni, and I admired them. My sis-
ters graduated from HBCUs, Bethune-
Cookman in Daytona Beach and Florida
Memorial in Miami. Bernard Irving, my
high school football coach, graduated from
Wiley College in Texas and was responsible
for my attending that school. I went there
from 1963 to 1966, when I joined the U.S.
Marine Corps. After I was discharged from
the Corps in 1969, I went to Bethune-
Cookman, where I graduated with a double'
major in English and history in 1971.
Just as those schools provided me with
an opportunity, I tried to create the same
chances for my most engaged students at
Stillman. I had a few successes, but I most-
ly fell short.
A researcher for the Education Trust, an
independent policy group, said in 2005:
"Instead of a certain kind of student drag-
ging down some institutions, we could just
as easily argue that some institutions are
dragging down a certain kind of student."
I found that to be true. I had a handful of
excellent journalism students at Stillman
who all had SAT scores below 1, 000.
Ebony Horton, for example, was a natural-
born reporter. She had an eye for a good
story, knew how to find the right sources
and was a better-than-average writer. She
did not, however, have classmates who
shared her enthusiasm and gift for reporting.
As a result, she bowed to peer pressure: She
often cut covers, handed in flawed copy
and missed deadlines more times than I
liked.
Because she had natural skills, Ebony
interned at the Tuscaloosa News and after


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graduation landed a full-time job with the
Dothan Eagle as a general assignment
reporter. Although Ebony found a good job,
'I am certain that we ill-served her at
Stillman because we lacked a critical mass
of motivated, competent students and the
right facilities that would have enhanced her
skills.
The same was true of Cedric Baker.
Even before he graduated, the Tuscaloosa
News hired him as a part-time sports
reporter, where he had a byline, sometimes
two, each week. Ironically, he is on
Stillman's public relations staff today. I
regret that we did not have an environment
.that could inspire Cedric to produce his best
work.
Three of my other promising students
withdrew after only one semester. One of
them, a young man from Mississippi who
was a talented reporter and photographer,
said: "I can't stand it here, Mr. Maxwell.
Nobody's serious. The students don't study.
They just bullshit all the time, and the
administration doesn't care. It's all messed
up."
He gave up on an HBCU and transferred
to Millsaps College in Mississippi. I plead-
ed with him and the others to stay. I did not
want to lose such potential. Although they
came to Stillman with low standardized test
scores, they were smart and highly motivat-
ed. They were precisely the kind of students
most HBCUs were meant to serve: those
who otherwise would not see a college' cam-
pus.
These were young people who needed
the second chance the HBCU can provide.
As I watched these students languish, I


Miss Black America Contestants

Awed by African Culture, Hospitality


By. Noluthando Crockett-Ntonga
NNPA Special Correspondent
Ever since Africans were snatched
from their homes and forced into slavery
in the United States, there has always
been among many of their descendants, a
yearning for their motherland, a desire for
connection to the home of their ancestors.
The Miss Black USA Scholarship
Pageant celebrating its 20th year, took its
36 contestants and more than 100 others
n on "A Royal Journey Back to Our Roots"
t last week. For the first time, the pageant
, was held outside the U.S. in The Gambia,
W est Africa. Both, the Gambians and the
e Americans benefited powerfully.
S "We want to seize the opportunity to
Penetrate the American market and not just
depend on the Europeans for tourism,"
says Secretary of State for Tourism and
Culture, Angela B. Colley. "Last year we
traveled to the U.S. and met a number of
African-Americans. This is your mother-
land, we invite you back home, you are
children of Africa," she says.
Gambia's President Yahya A.J.J.
Jammeh has created, an environment
.where African-Americans are warmly
welcomed. This is part of a trade and
investment strategy.
"Gambian hospitality is off the chain,"
says Miss Black Virginia Takiyah Nur
Amin. "Most of the people are not afflu-
ent but they always have a spirit of open-
ness and helpfulness," she says. "The
economic disparities took me by sur-
prise," says Miss Black Connecticut,
Ayesha Faines. "I was saddened, humbled
and inspired to exert influence and give
more of myself. There is a need for more
African-Americans to connect with


knew I was not delivering a quality college
experience to young people who deserved
better.
Because of our lack of money, inade-
quate services and incompetent leadership,
we were not giving these bright young
people the same quality of educatioA they
would have-received 2 miles away at the
University of Alabama which would not
have accepted most of them because of
their low test scores.

Make some hard choices
In the end, the numbers signaling the
decline of historically black colleges can-
not trump my affection for these schools. I
appreciate what they did for me, and I
appreciate the good they are doing today
for their most dedicated students. Despite
my disappointment at Stillman and the
crises at many HBCUs, these schools still
have an important role to play in society.
But to continue to play that important
role, they must show huge improvement
and make some hard choices.
The top-tier schools will continue to
attract good students and remain vibrant,
financially viable institutions. Among
those familiar names are Spelman College
and Morehouse College in Atlanta and
Howard University in Washington, D.C.,
each a member of the so-called "Black Ivy
League."
But some schools are so academically
inferior and so poorly serving their stu-
dents they should be shut down. Others,
such as Lemoyne-Owen, which is millions
of dollars in debt, are in such financial
trouble that the operations should be hand-
ed over to independent agencies.
A few black colleges should merge into
regional campuses. In Alabama, Stillman
College and Talladega College are notable
examples. Together, they could create a
well-funded regional campus to serve
thousands of students.
Because of students such as Ebony
Horton; Cedric Baker and others, most his-
torically black institutions, still serve a
valuable role. Although these students are
intelligent, motivated, ambitious and
morally decent, their low standardized test
scores and low family incomes prevent
them from attending most traditional
schools. But they deserve a chance to dis-
cover their self-worth and mature .into
responsible adults, just as I did.
At Stillman, there were not enough of
these dedicated students to overcome my


own frustrations. Yet despite my personal
disappointments, I am not willing to write
off historically black colleges.
For the good they still do and the
opportunities they still provide for deserv-
ing students with few other options, the
majority of HBCUs ae worth saving. It
will take a lot of effort, but it is too impor-
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Africans on an economic level. We should do
as the Jews do for Israel." Miss Black New
Hampshire, Telena Cassell, was impressed to
see the level of women in government in The
Gambia. "There are so many involved, not
just tokens, but really taking ownership and
governing. We can learn a lot from them."
The contestants were accompanied by pen
pals on the Roots tour to James Island.
"James Island was an important location
during the early slave trade," says Momodou
C. Joof, Executive Director of Gambia's
National Council for Arts and Culture. "The
Portuguese landed there in 1455 in search of
gold but when one of their sailors got sick and
died there, they abandoned the island.
Joof says that while it is true that Africans
enslaved each other before the arrival of the
Europeans, it was not the brutal slavery that
came to be known in America during the -
Middle Passage. Some Africans, due to greed,
aided and abetted the Europeans by selling
their fellow Africans into slavery. James Island
is now a World Heritage Site because of its
outstanding universal value to humanity.
The winner of Miss Black USA 2007,
Kalilah Allen-Harris, Miss Black Tennessee,
says she grew up with all the negative images
of Africa in school and in society but at home
mother gave her another view. As a result of
taking an African studies class at college she
realized the importance of educating herself
on Africa. "I was outraged when I first
learned about colonization. I've been so
moved by my experience here in The
Gambia. I have grieved for my forefathers
and felt my ancestors watching over me."






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each other in one of the most lo hing,
Sjoyfll family reunion's % witnessed.
They walked do, n memor- lane,
they mentored each other, they made
a commitment ith the understand-
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any fraternal order. The Hutcherson
fi mily started in McIntosh Count'1,
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the states of \Washington, Arizona,
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This year's Scripps National Spelling Bee winner is
Evan O'Dorney, a 13-year-old homeschooler from
Danville, California.
The winning word was "serrefine" a noun describing
small forceps. But as exciting as it was to win the nation-
al spelling bee, Evan seems even more enthusiastic about
his upcoming math camp this summer and the calculus
class he has registered for at the University of California
at Berkeley.
"My favorite things to do were math and music, and
with the math I really like the way the numbers fit togeth-
er," he said. "And with the music I like to let out ideas by
composing notes and the spelling is just a bunch of mem-
orization."
Evan won a tense duel with Nate Gartke of Spruce
Grove, Alberta, who was attempting to become the first
Canadian to win the 80th annual bee. Evan and Nate
went head-to-head for three rounds, matching each
other's correct spellings until Nate flubbed the medical
word "coryza" by adding the letter "h."
Until then, Nate had been quite the showman, wav-
ing celebrity-like to the audience after each word and
basking in the cheers from a row that waved red-and-
white maple leaf flags.
Evan, who tied for 14th last year, won $35,000 cash,
plus a $5,000 scholarship, a $2,500 savings bond and a
set of reference works. His victory came even though he
wasn't able to stick to one of his superstitions: He didn't
have his usual pre-competition meal of fish because
chicken was served instead at the Spelling Bee dinner.
Asked if he liked the bee more now that he's
won it, Evan said: "Are you saying I'm supposed to
like it more? Yeah, I do a little bit."


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By Dante Lee
BlackScholarshipGuide.com

Here are some tips on
how to write a great
scholarship essay.
Third Person: Be
sure to write your essay
in 3rd person. This
means not to use words
such as "I", "we" or
even "you". Rather, you
want to write your essay
as if it's a newspaper
article or a press release.
For instance, suppose
the essay question is
"What do you think
about abortions?" Don't
start off saying "I think
abortions are..." or "I
believe that abortions
can..." Instead, just say
"Abortions are..." or
"Abortions can..."
Organization: Be


sure to organize your
essay. This means that
you will need a definite
introduction, a body, and
a conclusion. Be sure to
use paragraphs, and
make it clear which
paragraphs are which.
Also, organize your
thoughts. Don't have
random thoughts within
the essay that don't
exactly fit with the flow
of the paragraphs.
References; Use ref-
erences in your essay to
show that you did your
research. You can cite a
book, a magazine, or
even a web site.
Whenever you make a
claim in your essay that
wouldn't be obvious to
most people, you should
definitely cite where you
obtained such a state-


ment. You can also
include a few quotes
from notable people, but
make sure that it appro-
priately relates to the
topic of your essay.
Pay Attention: Pay
attention to the rules.
Many people lose essay
contests because they
don't follow simple
rules. For example, if a
scholarship contest
requires that you put
only your name and
phone number at the top
of your essay then do
just that. Don't decide to
add your address and fax
number. If they say to
email your essay in,
don't submit it via postal
mail. This may very well
be a test to see if you can
follow instructions.
No Typos: Be sure


that you spell all words
correctly in your essay.
Make sure that you use
quotation marks, com-
mas, colons, semi-
colons, and periods
appropriately. Avoid
incomplete sentences
and run-on sentences.
Make The Deadline:
Shockingly, many appli-
cants try to submit
essays after the deadline.
Make sure that you get
yours in on time. Don't
procrastinate. Start early,
and submit early.
Think Big...and
Small: Don't just apply
for the high-end scholar-
ships for $5,000 and up.
Keep in mind that these
generally are more com-
petitive due to more
applicants. Be sure to
also apply for the small-


er ones, likb the $500
and $1,000 scholarships.
These opportunities are
easier to win because
most applicants don't
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A d0 O = k I W-HI =Lnt d ral I






The Star/Prep Rap


.tl- and- Mrs. I illie Hutcherson taking out a
moment in time to pose for the family.
A FAMILY REUNION continued from front page
Florida. Georgia. Connecticut and New\ York. They
are in the fields of medicine, dentistry. ministry.
communications, engineering, business, sports.
beauty and barber business, entertainment, educa-
tion, child care, and man\ more. Henry Hutherson
was born a slave. His descendants are loving, hard
working successful people.
Sarah Ste\\ard Hutcherson was the daughter of
Betsy and William Steward. She had two sisters.
Nlargaret Steward Williams and Julia Anderson.
whose nickname w-as Jubel.
Henry Hutcherson w\as born in slavery. His
mother's name was Tara. her last name is unknown.
His father was the master. His first name is also
unlknow\n. In slavery three children were born.
Henry. Rosie and John.
After slavery. Tara married a man whose last
name was Church. To this union three more children
were born. Their names \\ere Katie. Nlandv and
Rella.
Henry and Sarah Hutcherson had fourteen chil-
dren, Elouise, Annie, Sarah, Annie Laura, Alice,
Robbie, Lee, Sidney, John, Sammy, Walter, Henry,
Mary and Willie. Elouise Hutcherson Harmon had
four children, Annie Hutcherson Miller hand two
children, Sarah Hutcherson Jackson had seven chil-
dren, Annie Laura had one daughter, Alice
Hutcherson Foster had two children, Robbie
Hutcherson had one son, Lee Hutcherson had nine
children, Sidney Hutcherson had four children, John
Henry Hutcherson had two children, Sammy
Hutcherson had four children, and Henry, Walter
and Willie Hutcherson did not have children. As you
travel throughout Georgia, Florida and other parts of
the United States, specifically in McIntosh County,
Georgia, it is very difficult not to meet some of the
hundreds of descendants of Henry and Sarah
Hutcherson and feel pride.
A FAMILY REUNION continued on B5


(above right)
Hutcherson Family get-
ting ready for Crab
Feast


(to the right) A.4shlei
Thomnpson and Jared
Reed enjoying the fes-
tivities.


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Friday night was the first family gathering where Fontella played the role of
Jennifer Holiday and Pam was able to do a magnificent portrayal of James ,
Brown. Saturday was a day of heavy rain and the outside picnic on the beach
was brought into a large pavilion but the smiling faces of the family members
were not hampered by the weather. The food was absolutely delicious and as a
Hutcherson, you knew the crab and shrimp feast would be the .R
. .. best, and it \\as.
Sunday morning prayer breakfast made all
S: members of the family appreciate their bless-
.- ig through words of thanks and prayers. Clara : -
M: cLaughlin, owner of The Florida and Georgia
jow- fr ^^ I.: Star, and a descendant of Clifton and Lee .
'* -' Hutcherson (great grand parents), delivered the .
,parting but memorable address, encouraging all
members to remember their roots and the '
philosophy of her great grand parents who. '
were entrepreneurs and believed one -
receives greater health h and health when (io the lef) Jai
they o\wn their o\wn and shared it with their ;- Brown at his fi
family. (Fontella Thonp
S\\-ho put together this magnificent pro- provides the en,
gram. Fontella Thom.pson. Pamela Reed, tN lainient)
Nhalissa W\illiams. Jannet Carter,
Florence Cuthbert. and Matilda Carter.
The Hutcherson Family Reunion's
Scheme \\as "Fun in da sun" and
-'oS" .- e\en though the earthly sun
did not shine, they had fun!


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Page B-6/June 9, 2007

Hutcherson-Trimings


The Star/Prep Rap


Mrs. Clifford
Hutcherson-Trimings,
wife of Lee Hutcherson
moved to Cumberland,
Georgia after his death.
As a serious entre-
preneur, she was able
to acquire more real
estate, married Phillip
Trimings and worked
as a cook for the Miller
family. Her entrepre-
neur efforts allowed
her to acquire land in
McIntosh County and
Cumberland. Her great
granddaughter, Clara
McLaughlin always
say that she received
her entrepreneur spirit
flom "Big Sister"
(Clifford), her great
grandmother.


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SMr. Charlie and Mrs. Liz Trimings in
the 1940s
Mrs Clifford Hutcherson-Trbmings, married
Philp Timings after her jfrst husband Lee (above right) Rodgers Alberty, son of a Brick Hill freedman of the
Phiffw Trimings after her first husband, Lee
Hutcherson iied. same name, taken in the 1940s (courtesy of Muriel Williams)
(middle) Mr. Charlie Trimings and his wife Liz Trimings.
(photos by Joseph C. Graves, Sr.)


1st A. B. Church founded in 1893 by Rev. T Lockett.
(Refer to the cornerstone below).


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(above) Inside of 1st A. B. Church.


Nelson Merrow, church officer in 1937
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To Promote Healthy Eating

To Benefit Local Children's Hospitals


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More than 900 Publix
stores are participating in
Produce for Kids (PFK),
the national program that
promotes the importance
of adding more fruits and
vegetables to children's
daily diets and raises
funds for- Children's
Miracle Network hospi-
tals serving local commu-
nities. The campaign is
scheduled for May 31-
June 27, 2007.
PFK has debuted a
new image and logo,
added customized retailer
programs and revamped
its Web site-all to better
promote the advantages
of adding more fruits and
vegetables to children's
daily diets.
"This year, we have
expanded our efforts to
support and promote
Produce for Kids by cre-
ating a special in-store
program for kids to be
held on June 16 in 115 of
our supermarkets," said
Maria Brous, Publix
director of media and
community relations.
"Connie Evers, the
Produce for Kids nutri-
tion consultant and author
of "How to Teach
Nutrition for Kids,"
recently conducted a
series of special Meals
Summits with our Publix
Aprons staff.
They were trained to
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friendly cooking demon-
strations that will take
place during the in-store
program. This is a fasci-
nating way to get kids
excited about fruits and
vegetables and give them
fun, easy ways to prepare
and enjoy fresh produce." .
On Saturday, June 16,
select Publix stores,
throughout Florida as
well as the Southeast,
will hold an Apron's
Kids Cooking Class.
Youngsters may sign up
at a participating store to
learn to prepare dishes
Produce for Kids sponsor
products. Call or stop by
your' neighborhood
Publix Apron's Meal
Center for more informa-
tion.
Additionally this
year, PFK debuted a new
image and logo, added
customized retailer pro-
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Web site-all to better pro-
mote the advantages of
adding more fruits and
vegetables to children's
daily diets.
The enhanced PFK
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May 1, has been
redesigned to be more
user-friendly and interac-
tive. The site features
interesting and fun infor-
mation backed by nutri-
tionists educating kids on
the importance of eating
fruits and vegetables.
Other additions include a


"No Adults Allowed!
Healthy Kids Club."
In addition, recipes sub-
mitted by kids will be
posted at the end of the
campaign so they can
share their yummy fruit
and veggie concoctions
with each other.
Kids can also win
more prizes than before
by using the online score-
card to keep track of
points earned for healthy
activities completed. The
scorecard is "submitted at
the end of the campaign
and points are tallied.
The contestant with the
most points will win the
Grand Prize Drawing for
a six-day, five-night stay
for four to the winner's
choice of a Dude Ranch
at Eaton's Ranch in Wolf,
Wyo., or Pinegrove
Ranch & Family Resort
in Kerhonkson, N.Y.
(excluding airfare). Other
prizes include a Nintendo
Wii, Dance Dance
Revolution? game mat
and an in-line skate pack-
age.
"2007 proudly marks
a campaign milestone,"
said John Shuman, presi-
dent of Shuman Produce
and founder of PFK. "We
expect our total contribu-
tion to the Children's
Miracle Network will
exceed one million dol-
lars since the inception of
Produce for Kids six
years ago. Our slogan
'Get Healthy, Give Hope'
emulates our goal to
teach children the bene-
fits of eating healthy,
while helping hospital-
ized children. What
started out as a small


effort to raise money for a
worthwhile cause has
evolved into an amazing
program."
From May 31 June
27, Publix will promote
the following sponsors in
its stores: Chiquita.
MiniTM Bananas;
Country Fresh Vegetable
Platters/Celery Sticks;
Del Monte Gold
Pineapple; Dole Fresh-
Cut Salads; Eat Smart
Fresh Cut Vegetables;
Shuman Produce's
REALSWEET brand
Vidalia Onions; T.
Marzetti Salad Dressings
and Dips and Tropicana
Pure Premium Orange
Juice packs.
For more information
on PFK including a list of
participating Children's
Miracle Network hospi-
tals, go to www.produce-
forkids.org.

About Produce for Kids
Produce for Kids was
created in 2002 by
Shuman Produce Inc.,
growers of REAL-
SWEET? brand Vidalia
Onions, to bring the pro-
duce industry together to
benefit kids in support of
Children's Miracle
Network. Produce for
Kids is an integrated mar-


keting campaign featur-
ing the following: point-
of-sale materials with
floor stands or posters,
recipe brochures, shelf
cards and shelf tags,
advertising, public rela-
tions; sweepstakes draw-
ing and Internet market-
ing with the Web site,
www.produceforkids.org.
Co-sponsors support the
program and make a per-
unit donation to
Children's Miracle
Network.

About Publix
Based in Lakeland,
FL., Publix Super
Markets is primarily
engaged in the retail food
industry, operating stores
in Florida, Georgia,
South Carolina, Alabama
and Tennessee. As of
May 28, 2007, the
Company operated 904
supermarkets, five con-
venience stores and 40&
Crispers restaurants.
Founded in 1930, Publix
is the largest and fastest-
growing employee-
owned supermarket chain
in the United States.
Additional information
about Publix can be
found at
www.publix.com.


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For Runaway Slaves in 1600's


The Spanish culture in Florida in the
17th and 18th century had a different way of
viewing slavery than their English neighbors
in the Carolina Colony did, and probably
due to the influence of the Moors who ruled
Spain for 700 years, slavery never had the
racial overtones that it did to the English. I
was normal to find both enslaved people of
African origin and free Africans in St.
Augustine.
By the late
1600s, black
slaves had learned
that they could
escape their
British masters 4
and seek freedom. '' '.-.
and asylum in
Spanish Florida if .
they embraced
Catholicism and :
pledged to serve
the Spanish
Crown.
The Spanish '. ,
Governors of ,
Florida estab- ,
lished Fort Mose
in 1738, aban-
doned it in 1740, ~.
but reestablished ..'
the fort at a near-
by site in 1752. Artist's rendering of the old
by site in 1752. In
defending their
freedom and Spanish Florida in the middle
decades of the 18th century, the black inhab-
itants of Fort Mose played a significant role
in the geopolitical conflicts between Britain
and Spain in the Southeast. Fort Mose's
inhabitants were mainly runaway black
slaves from the British colonies of South
Carolina and Georgia, who escaped to free-
dom of Spanish Florida in small groups at
least as early as 1687.
The fort was described as an earthem-
walled fort with Indian-type thatched huts,
and the community housed thirty-eight men
and their families, and estimated population
of about one hundred people. They adopted
Spanish names and Spanish culture with an
African flavor. Settlers of Fort Mose main-
tained important social links to St. Augustine,
resulting in marriages, baptisms, and fraternal
relations between the two communities.
This was the beginning of North
America's first free legally sanctioned Black
community, Fort Mose, or "Gracia Real de
Santa Teresa de Mose". Fort Mose (pro-
nounced moe-say) was located two miles
north of the Castillo de San Marcos St.
Augustine's popular fort near the marsh
on Mose Creek, a tributary of the Tolomato
River which flows south into Matanzas Bay.
Trails from St. Augustine heading north and
west passed near the fort. With these water-
ways and trails so near, this outpost was of


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strategic importance to the Spanish military.
In exchange for the land, the black militia
agreed to help protect the northern
approaches to St. Augustine.
In 1740, during his attack against St.
Augustine, British General James
Oglethorpe captured Fort Mose, and the
inhabitants fled to St. Augustine. A few
weeks later, however, Franciscp Menendez,
the leader of the Ft. Mose community, led
his forces in a
surprise attack
and a valiant
retaking of the
fort. However,
S; the battle had
destroyed the
a ',, fort, and it was
not rebuilt until
"- .,, 1752. The for-
.,,,, i mer enslaved
Africans from
English colonies
lived there as,
free people until
l -.-' 1763 when the
First Treaty of
Paris gave
~jr Florida to Great
-" Britain, and the
inhabitants of
Fort Mose and
Fort Mose near St Augustine most other citi-
zens of Spanish
St. Augustine relocated to Cuba
Abandoned and forgotten, Fort Mose
slowly fell into ruin, then disappeared.
When Florida became a territory of the
United States in 1821 and then a southern
state in 1845, there was little interest in
researching black history. Evidence of the
first free black settlement remained buried
under the marsh until the middle of the
twentieth century when researchers began
uncovering the story of Fort Mose and the
Africans' contributions to St. Augustine.
Eventually, an archaeological dig in 1986
uncovered the site of the fort as well as frag-
ments of items used in the inhabitants' daily
lives such as pottery and religious artifacts
Today it is a National Historic
Landmark. Fort Mose is a precursor site of
the Underground Railroad, demonstrating
that resistance to slavery was both early and
fierce, and that it arose decades before abo-
litionism became organized and influential.
The state of Florida was able to acquire
the 24-acre site and now administers it
through Anastasia State Recreation Area. In
1994 Fort Mose was designated a National
Historic Landmark. Since it is located in the
marsh, there is presently no public access to
the actual site of the fort. However, there is
a covered picnic pavilion, a boardwalk, and
a bronze plaque located on Saratoga Street
offUS 1 North.


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Comes to Jacksonville


Jacksonville will be
alive with the sound of
music this week as Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida and the
Jacksonville Sister
Cities Association, Port
Elizabeth, South Africa
Committee presents the
Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University
(NMMU) Choir.
The Florida tour is
part of a cultural
exchange program
between Jacksonville
and our sister city
Nelson Mandela Bay
Municipality (formerly
Port Elizabeth), Ne
Republic of South de
Africa. Formed in 1994, du
the NMMU Choir is the
first multi-cultural universi-
ty choir in South Africa.
The Choir is traveling to
the United States also by
invitation of the Chicago
Children's Choir where they
performed at the Lyric
Theatre last week. The


ty choir in South Africa, the
Mandela choir is composed
of 40 singers who have per-


Philippines; the Concordia
Choral Festival in Italy; the
Voices International Choir


elson Mandela Metropolitan University award winning choir resplen-
nt in their newly designed outfits! The choir is led by acclaimed con-
ictor, Junita Lamprecht-van Dijk.


formed around the world.
The Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University
Choir, under the direction of
Junita Lamprecht-Van Dijk,
has been internationally
admired for their ability to
move effortlessly from


Festival in Trondeim;
Norway and the
International Choir Festival
in Taipei, Taiwan. President
Nelson Mandela has said,
"The choir truly reflects the
spirit of the New South
Africa."


In addition to their opening concert last night at the University of North Florida, concerts will be held:
Saturday, 5:00pm at Jacksonville Main Library; Sunday 3:00pm at St. Johns Cathedral; 6:00pm
Sunday, at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church; Monday noon at City Hall and 7:30pm at FCCJ North
Campus; and last but not least, Tuesday 12 PM in St. Augustine. Admission is free


Choir will then traveled to
New York City for a concert
before beginning their
Florida Tour.
Formed in 1994 and the
first multi-cultural universi-


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genre to genre, especially
Western and African for the
past 12 years.
Since 1994, the NMMU
Choir has enjoyed numer-
ous national and interna-
tional invitations and suc-
cesses including: perform-
ing for Her Majesty, Queen
Elizabeth II; the FICU
International University
Choir Festival in Valencia,
Spain; the Centennial
Celebration of the


The Conductor, Junita
Lamprecht-Van Dijk is a
Masters conducting gradu-
ate of the Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University
and started her career with
the Framesby High School
Choir, receiving wide
recognition by winning the
Silver Tulip International
Music Festival, Netherlands
and performing before Pope
John Paul II in Rome.


Local News Briefs

Residents Not Taking Hurricanes Seriously
Most people along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts still
lack a hurricane survival plan and don't feel vulnerable to
storms, despite Katrina's dramatic damage and pleas
from emergency officials for residents to prepare before
the season starts, according to a poll released last week.
Over half of those surveyed in 18 Atlantic and Gulf Coast
states say they don't feel that they are vulnerable to a hur-
ricane, or to related tornadoes and flooding, according to
the Mason-Dixon poll
The six-month Atlantic season started last week, and
one forecaster said odcs were high that a major hurricane-
would hit the U.S. this year.


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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless approach
to reality-based subjects!

Dear Deanna!
My grandmother is embarrassing because she's old and still
trying to act young. It's annoying to see my grandmother try-
ing to sing rap songs, smoke cigarettes and wearing jeans. My
parents don't mind but I don't think its right. I feel that she
makes herself look foolish and she doesn't realize that people
are laughing at her. I would like a few suggestions on how I
can have this discussion with my grandmother without appear-
ing disrespectful?
Amber Oklahoma City, OK

Dear Amber:
Your grandmother is old enough to live her life without worrying about what you or any-
one else thinks. You could learn things such self-confidence and the ability to love life from
this woman. If she was smoking marijuana and dressing like a hoochie, you would have a
legitimate problem. But since she's enjoying life, you should relax, take her shopping and
be blessed that you have a grandmother that's on her feet and not deceased or in a nursing
home.
******** *| ****** ****** *
Dear Deanna!
My daughter has left for college and made a mess out of her life. I took the time to help
with student loans and scholarships and she has flunked out of the first semester. I learned
that she never went to class and her school supplies haven't been touched. To make matters
worse, she's now back at home pregnant and unemployed. I don't have time for this and I'm
tired of dealing with her drama. I know this is my daughter but what can I do to help with-
out disrupting my life?
Glenda Birmingham, AL

Dear Glenda:
Your daughter's bad life and mistakes are a reflection of your poor parenting skills. If you
don't have time for your daughter now, you probably didn't have time when she was grow-
ing up and now she doesn't know if she's going or coming. You need to make time now
because if you don't you'll be stuck with her longer than you think. Help her restore her
options in life and encourage her to go back to school, get a job and find the baby's father
so she'll have help.
**************************
Dear Deanna!
I recently gave birth to a baby girl. My boyfriend was hoping for a boy and he seemed
disappointed. Things were fine until the baby Was three months old. My boyfriend stopped
coming around and when he did, he always seemed distant. I later learned that he has a new
son that is a month older than my daughter. He cheated on me, got someone pregnant and
we had our kids at the same time. I am devastated and don't know what to do about this rela-
tionship?
Devastated New Mom Queens, NY

Dear Devastated:
Your first mistake is having a baby out of wedlock. Another mistake is a boyfriend that
showed disappointment because of the baby's gender. You can see in advance that if you
stay with this man you're going to have cheating, drama from another woman and a stress-
ful relationship. It's to your advantage to organize the child support payments and seek com-
mitment. If he won't do the right thing, kick him to the curb, raise your child and keep it
moving.
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M. Write Ask Deanna!
Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite 1283, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
or Email: askdeannal@yahoo.com Website: www.askdeanna.com



I HAVE MOVED!!!

I can't remember if I told you that:
I have moved out from 1 Beggars Alley,
located at 2 Poverty Lane,at the comer of
Bleak and Buster Circle.
Yes as of today, I have a brand new home.

My new address is Living Well on 3 Abundance Drive,
located at f comer of Blessings Street and Prosperity Peak.
No longer will I allow myself to travel on the Begging Peter
to Pay Paul Route, which is located at a Dead End Intersection
called I Don't Have, since it connects with Borrowers Junction.

I no longer hang out a Failure's Place, near Excuses Avenue,
next to Procrastination Point, I've moved to an upscale
community called Higher Heights with unlimited potential and
Opportunities for me to succeed.

Look at me, each day that I'm awake,
I am thankful that I'm a product of my new environment,
all of my clothes are tailor made; I'm dressed in life's finest.
Let me introduce you to them: Divine Favor, Conceive,
Believe, Act on Faith, Be Persistent, and Always
Be Prepared to Achieve.

Life is good because God is good!!
Care to change your address?
There are many vacancies!


This is a letter written to Black Enterprise Magazine and forwarded to The Florida
Star prior to the magazine's 'scheduled release in August. The Florida Star invites
your comments.


Rev. Dr. Juan P. Gray
Chapter Chnmn of the Board


Minister Desmond Muhammad
Chapter Presldent


Jacksonville Duval
Earl G. Grave
President & Chief Executive Officer
Black Enterprise
130 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10011-4399


Charles Steele
National Present


Chapter of the SCLC
1346 Narth Davis Street
Jackaonville, Florkca 32209
P.O, Box 3437 Jacsorwille, Floride 2206
Juan Gray# (904) 356-599
De'mnond Muhammad # (904) 619.5263


May 11, 2007

My name is Dr Juan P. Gray. I am a lifetime resident of Jacksonville, Florida. This letter
is a response to the article citing Jacksonville as one of the "Best Cities for Africa
Americans" in your May 2007 edition of Black Enterprise.

The Farmer's moved to Jacksonville nine years ago from Brooklyn and Atlanta. They
appear to be a nice family but unfortunately they lack the historical overview to evaluate
the sociological impact of our community. The areas that seriously degrade our quality
of life include: earning potential, entrepreneurial opportunity, jobs, affordable housing,
race relations and Black Political Clot.
The real story of Jacksonville, Florida is revealed in these facts. Jacksonville's median
household income is $47,323 according to your article is not representative of the total
community. The Jacksonville Community Council, Inc Race Relations Progress Report
stated that "half of all Black families live below 175 percent of the federal poverty line
(32,988 for a family of four in 2004). Black Families receive public assistance at five
times the rate of White Families. Business leadership in Jacksonville remain
predominately white, as only 3.6 percent of local CEO s were Black in 2000".
Carene Farmer in your article admitted that "the first year was a bit of a culture shock" in
Jacksonville. One reason for this culture shock can be founded in "The City of
Jacksonville Disparity Study November 1990". This study says "from its earliest
beginning of the city of Jacksonville, race has a significant factor in determining the life
chances and opportunities of its citizens. From its inception as a city White Males were
expressly given privileges in every aspect of life including economics, politics and social
relations". The current mayor is doing his part to carry on this historical "good ole' boy
tradition". The local newspaper reported some actions by the mayor which do not
support diversity in our city. The mayor awarded $607 million for Construction
Contracts to improve the city. Black Construction Contractors received only $28.4
million of the total of those dollars. According to Tonyaa Weathersbee, a local
columnist, "A 1990 Disparity Study exposed such discrimination. The study documented
a 60 year in which good ole' boys were used to keep minorities out of the mainstream
and to limit their access to capital. Some were even threatened on job sites". Matt
Gainor in a local newspaper quoted President Charles Steele of the Southern Christian
Leadership Conference as saying "Jacksonville was a "racist city" and called mayor John
Peyton a "redneck".
Most recently Jacksonville has failed to provide economic opportunities to its poor
through HUD's Section 3 Program. HUD found Jacksonville in noncompliance with
following federal guidelines concerning Section 3. This was reported by Susan Eastman
in a local newspaper. "This determination was formalized in an April 4 letter by theU. S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development, in the latest in a 14 year fight to ensure
the city obeys federal laws when it accepts federal dollars". Harry C. Alford of the
National Black Chamber of Commerce wrote in an article "Beyond Rhetoric"-
Jacksonville, Florida will not do the right thing. "There was one city that was extremely
combative and rigid in a discriminatory pattern against Blacks, Hispanics and especially
people living under the poverty line. This was Jacksonville, Florida. It is truly a piece of
the old south when it comes to diversity, no city this size should be allowed to openly
discriminate".
Because of the total sum of these actions, I've coined the term "Economic Terrorism" to
describe the conduct of mayor Peyton and the "good ole' boys" in Jacksonville. Harry
Shorestein our State Attorney wrote this about Jacksonville in an article entitled "Tale of
Two Cities-Jacksonville the safest and the most dangerous city in Florida". Mr.
Shorestein said "Jacksonville is no longer the place I grew up. Depending on how you
carve it out statistically, geographically or demographically, you either live in
Jacksonville, the safest most dangerous city in the nation or you live in Jacksonville, the
most dangerous safe city in the nation. It all depends on your address.


Jacksonville, Florida has the potential to become a city where all ethnic groups can live
and realize the "American Dream". Unfortunately, we still have a lot of work to do to
make this a reality. The "good ole' boys and the city's leadership must share the
economic resources to ensure economic justice for all of the citizens of Jacksonville,
Florida. When this happens Jacksonville will be one of the "Best Cities for African
America".


Juan P Gray

Board of Directors
Southern Christian Leadership Conference

CC: Alfred A. Edmond Jr.
Senior V. P.
Editor-in-Chief


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our~~ lr chunfldren.
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h:u.-mL P -':'rr. w r but yet j, z ij 1R mthe
Ad.;O Ole 0,). N3 v& i'l DwriJ' Or, it.
or o' conoarns are heighten when Ed Pratt-Va,.r:m '. '.1 .i' r.tM1.it 1
!%mwtirha 'q P!Wiiaf. li0u to i nl'nant. ca riculumn that works fr all
Students, Mlr, i id'~.nn uhl his viM, *t works for some of hem2' MY
'queftlua Is, why no aIll of them?
Too roany pi nt, "Pnr trv-. nuidlle awut1&0school, Afiian-A m!ican
Sauclu~l s r-ir I-llkr.I nig. PCAT.aJ t.mtln i ro recelvnt the extt'Sast~isaino
)hdl i "wY ti,.N-A to bacome acade ly succ'vfu Asaresaltms 'r
FjC A -f z;.n-y ref s mc a t-i- thri:q; r 4%f th Iu'b'u'menr Ciap 'nlr is aslap in
the face to t~ht' ~t.amement l L .,rorf efs', m.Ir year,"V- ti'. );i,"
bonm% n Ctrin Cr Wise vs'tjumieiqid.
a Thrafore, bed upon the JCCIr study of the 2007 FCAT M-V'res and tho
1 unwifingness n dim. rlaj'rvrnentiojiamd. to work with P~ r'. ltui
Education, requrrt following.

I. The ininoedI'vf' roSignat Of Dr. Joseph uP~ .
iik.: E.I [ SUndstM yidn an InLInhall ri'e t.
2. The Duval1o rv lu.. t: fioril Distrln pr PT1 o tg 9
iitV~~w'I tallm .iotee.ndaQd hyf' Iekmr~i:tbrc rmudlk iad high~
school students, fatling thie 2007 MCAT and boyondM
3. We are demanding the community Involvaent In Sthe eltctimi n
process of School Adiniistmrtor
4. In th, -abs' n,';t ofrlnh.! Superintendent's rprii 1atim', %-F
arwonlsh the School Board to adhere to their mthitrept of
'Core Thllefs of Supt. Joseph Wlse's contractr .!'tnpnvut 'en,
with Dl~uval(n'mtV i"',blc SchooAl District,


GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS,
I AM WELL BLESSED AND SO ARE YOU!!!

DON'T TELL GOD HOW BIG YOUR STORMS ARE,
TELL YOUR STORMS HOW BIG YOUR GOD IS!!!

.........AUTHOR UNKNOWN
I remain,

Ladymemeh
"I am the thinker....
that think the thoughts.....
that creates my WORLD!'


JUNE 9, 2007


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The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Commodities Distribution for June 2007


The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA) announced that the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Surplus Commodities will be distributed to the following sites:


THURSDAY, JUNE 14. 2007
Jacksonville Townhouse
3465 Philips Highway
Jacksonville, FL 32207

San Jose Manor
3630 Galicia Road
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Sable Palms Apartments
2150 Emerson Street
Jacksonville, FL 32207

FRIDAY. JUNE 15, 2007
Lane Wiley Senior Center
6710 Wiley Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210

West Gate Apartments
5202 La Ventura Drive East
Jacksonville, FL 32210

SATURDAY, JUNE 16. 2007
Centennial Towers
230 East 1st Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Morris Manor
9050 Norfolk Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Philippi Missionary Baptist Church
9232 Gibson Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

TUESDAY, JUNE 19. 2007
Mt. Carmel Gardens
5846 Mt. Carmel Terrace
Jacksonville, FL 32216


(June 19, 2007 continued)
Pablo Hamlet
1600 Shetter Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32250

Jacksonville Beach P.R.I.D.E.
123 8th Street South
Jacksonville, FL 32250

Pablo Towers
115 3rd Street
Jacksonville, FL 32250

Cathedral Terrace
701 N. Ocean Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
Baptist Towers
1400 Le Baron Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32202

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
Eastside Community Center
1050 Franklin Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

Emmett Reed Center
1093 6th Street
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Lillian Saunders Community Center
2759 Bartley Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32207

FRIDAY. JUNE 22. 2007
Hurley Manor
3335 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32277


INVITATION TO SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

The Governing Board of the District requests that interested parties respond
to the solicitations) below by 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2007. Further
information is available through Onvia DemandStar at www.demandstar.com
(800) 711-1712], or the District's website at www.sjrwmd.com. Bid packages
may be obtained from Onvia DemandStar or the District by calling Sharon
Whitener, CPPB, Sr. Contracts Administrator at (386) 329-4281.

BID NUMBER SL601FO
Annual Civil Construction Work

To provide heavy equipment with operator and civil construction services for
routine and preventative maintenance support on properties located within
the District's eighteen counties.

The estimated budget for the first term of this project is $1,447,540.00.

A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Monday,
June 12, 2007:
Sunnyhill Farm Blue House
19561 SE Highway 42
Umatilla, Florida 32784

The pre-bid conference is intended to provide bidders the opportunity to
receive clarification of any requirement of this Invitation For Bid. The District
will only accept bids from those attending the pre-bid conference.

Staffs recommendation will be presented to the Governing Board at its
August 7, 2007, meeting.

Special accommodations for disabilities may be requested through Sharon
Whitener, CPPB, Sr. Contracts Administrator or by calling (386) 329-4450
(TDD), at least five (5) business days before the date needed.

BUDDY CHECK 12 CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF SAVING LIVES First
Coast Nevos and Baptist Health Partnership Honors Survivors
The partnership began simply enough in 1992 withthe memory of a friend and a need
to reach out.to women in our community. First Coast News anchor Jeannie Blaylock had
just lost her 29-year-old best friend to a disease her doctor assured her she didn't have.
At the same time, Baptist Health knew it was critical to educate all women, regardless of
age, of the benefits of breast self-exams, and was seeking a venue to do so.
With a combination of passion, concern and self-empowerment for women as its
foundation, Buddy Check 12 was born, and the partnership between First Coast
News/WTLV and WJXX and Baptist Health continues on, saving lives year after year.
Jeannie's messages to women are as clear today as they were 15 years ago. Get a
"buddy" and remind each other on the 12th of every month to perform breast self-exam-
inatio (BSE). With Baptist Health's education breast health literature, BSE instruction
shower cards, and health care professionals ready on the phones, women started calling
in.
The result at last count... 757,000+ packets distributed, and 264 First Coast women
who found their own cancers and who credit Buddy Check with saving their lives.
"When we first started Buddy Check with Baptist, we knew we had a simple, but
powerful idea. We never dreamed, though, we'd be reaching hundreds of thousands of
women here locally. It has this incredible ability to connect women and inspire them to
tackle breast cancer head on," said Jeannie Blaylock.
Radiologist Christine Granfield, MD, medical director, Breast Health Services,
Baptist Health, agrees. "Buddy Check 12 has encouraged women to take charge of their
breast health, the combination of breast self-examination, an annual clinical breast exam
and screening mammography gives women the best chance of finding breast cancer early,
when treatment options are more likely to be successful."
Buddy Check didn't just get the word out about breast self-exam in Jacksonville. The
program has expanded nationally to dozens of cities, and internationally to more than 17
countries. Jeannie has personally visited Grenada three times, one time to meet a woman
who saw Buddy Check on TV and subsequently saved her own life.
Along the way, both Baptist Health and First Coast News have been honored many
times for their respective contributions to Buddy Check, but the 264 saved lives, other
saved lives around the country and across the globe, and the hundreds of thousands of
women now performing monthly self exams is all the partnership needs to continue on
years to comer 4


benefit (i.e., how many, age range, special needs).
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM KICKS OFF Tuesday, May 29th through
Friday, August 17th. Look for the "Free Lunch Served Here" banner. A com-
plete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is available at www.jaxkids.org.
For more information, call the JCC at (904) 630-6400.
THE HARDEST WORKING WOMAN IN RADIO Sheri Fine of B92.7,
is being honored Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Seldon Park Auditorium,
Brunswick. The audience will be entertained by Luther Barners & Sunset
Jubilaires, Greg Kelly & Foundation, Mike Alston & Nu Revelation and
Women of Strength. Contact Vincent Williams at (912) 571-8187 for more
information.

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COMMUNITY


CAPTIONS


Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled
in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

RISLEY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF '59 is having a WESTERN
CARIBBEAN CRUISE. Sailing August 27, 2007, for 5 days. Only 7 spaces
left. Please call now to reserve your space. Ask for Evelyn Gosha at (912) 265-
2620..
CLASS OF 1967 NB FORREST HIGH SCHOOL is having their 40th
Reunion, July 20-21, 2007 Crowne Plaza Downtown/Riverplace Tower.
Contact: Reunion Classics: (904) 269-5471 for registration info.
TEN STAR ALL STAR SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP located at
2207 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC by.invitation only. Boys and girls ages
10 19 are eligible to apply. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries
attended the 2006 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for play-
ers selected to the All-American Team. Camp locations include: Glassboro,
NJ, Prescott, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sterling, CO, Babson Park, FL,
Atlanta, GA, Champaign, IL, Ypsilanti, MI, Hickory, NC, Mitchell, SD,
Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg, VA. There is also a Summer
Camp available for boys and girls ages 6 18 of all skill levels. For a free
brochure on these Summer Camps, please call (704) 373-0873.
FREE POETRY CONTEST OPEN TO JACKSONVILLE RESIDENTS
- Over $100,000 in prizes will be awarded this year in the International Open
Poetry Contest. The deadline for the contest is June 30, 2007. The contest is
open to everyone, whether previously published or not, you can be a winner.
To enter, send ONE original poem, any subject and any style to: The
International Library of Poetry, Suite 19925, 1 Poetry Plaza, Owings Mills,
MD 21117. The poem should be 20 lines or less, and the poet's name and
address should appear on the top of the page. Must be postmarked or sent via
the internet at www.poetry.com by June 30th.
SUMMER CAREER ACADEMICS Duval County Public Schools and
Florida Community College at Jacksonville have partnered to help prepare i
Jacksonville high school students for life after high school by offering
"Summer Career Academics," a month-long exploration of career and educa-
tion opportunities. Weekdays, June 4th to 29th to explore seven career fields
at seven FCCJ campuses and centers from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parents and
students are encouraged to visit www.fccj.edu/summeracademics to complete
admission applications and summit as directed to via fax or postal mail.
TEN STAR ALL STAR BASKETBALL CAMP Final applications are
now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. It is
by invitation only. Boys and Girls ages 10 19 are eligible to apply. Past par-
ticipants include: Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry
Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 17
foreign countries attended the 2006 camp. College basketball scholarships are
possible for players selected to the All American Team. Camp locations
include: Babson Park, FL, Prescott, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sterling, CO,
Atlanta, GA, Champaign, IL, Ypsilanti, MI, .Glassboro, NJ, Hickory, NC,
Mitchell, SD, Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg, VA. There is
also a Summer Camp available for boys and girls ages 6 18 of all skill lev-
els. For a free brochure on these Summer camps, call (704) 373-0873 anytime.
HAVEN HOSPICE OF JACKSONVILLE is looking for volunteers and
offers a variety of rewarding opportunities to reach out and help within your
community. Assignments are available to best suit your time, interest and
skills and include: patient/family care, administrative assistance, fund raising,
speakers bureau and community events. If you are interested in making a dif-
ference, please contact: Sandra Francis at (904) 733-9818 or (904) 465-0209.
FREE SUMMER STORIES AND MORE visit www.StatePoint.net to.
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GAMMA RHO OMEGA CHAPTER OF ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA
SORORITY, INC. is celebrating 65 years of "Extraordinary Service with
Purpose" on Saturday, June 16th at the Hyatt Riverfront Hotel, downtown
Jacksonville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 until June 6th. For tickets,
please contact Naomi Briggs at 751-1921 or Kathy Dilbert 732-7349.
CHILDREN'S HOME SOCIETY'S 24TH ANNUAL CARING CHEFS -
Sunday, October 21st at 7 9:30 p.m. at The Avenues Mall. Honorary chairs
this, year are Lewis S. and Frances Childress Lee. Caring Chefs has raised
more than $2 million for CHS to help families for the First Coast. Thanks to
the generosity and support of the area's chefs, donors, volunteers and spon-
sors, 100 percent of all proceeds continuously benefit CHS. Chefs tickets are
$60 and include admission, food, drink and live entertainment. For more
information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Nanette Vallejos at (904)
493-7739.
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS Branch Libraries are Closed on Sundays in
June and July, as part of the library's regular Summer schedule. The Main
Library is open on Sundays in June and July.
THE AMERICAN CULINARY FEDERATION FIRST COAST CHAP- I
TER will host a Golf Tournament Wednesday, September 5th at Mill cove
Golf Course. We are asking all businesses to advertise by sponsoring a hole at
$100 each. Tickets are $50 per person. The proceeds will benefit our local
culinary chapter, Apprentices from the Clara White Mission and F.C.C.J,
North-Campus and a local charity. For additional information, please contact
Executive Chef Johnnie Jones, Genesis Cafe' and Catering at (904) 448-8434.
THE MENINAK CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE is accepting applications
for its Annual Charity Project Award. The $30,000 grant will be awarded to a
charity organization in the Duval County area that serves underprivileged or
handicapped children and must be used' for a capital improvement, the dead-
line for submitting an application is Monday, July 16, 2007. Applications can
be obtained from the Meninak club by calling Cathy Hill at (904) 745-3393 or
meninak@camcast.net. July 16th is application deadline; August 27 select
three finalists; September 17th winner announced. Special Note: Include a
cover page with the following specific information: (1) Exact amount of
funds requested; (2) Detailed description of project; (3) Who the project will


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JUNE 92007







The Star June 9, 2007


* Troops Losing Custody Fights


Obama Warns of "Quiet Riot'


Active Duty Servicemen

and Women Risk Losing

Custody of Their Children

A federal law called the Servicemembers Civil Relief
Act is meant to protect our servicemen and women by stay-
ing civil court actions and administrative proceedings dur-
ing military activation. They can't be evicted. Creditors can't
seize their property. Civilian health benefits, if suspended
during deployment, must be reinstated.
And yet service members' children can be and are being
- taken from them after they are deployed.
Eva Crouch had raised her daughter for six years follow-
ing the divorce, handled the shuttling to soccer practice and
cheerleading, made sure schoolwork was done. Hardly a
day went by when the two weren't together. Then Lt. Eva
Crouch was mobilized with the Kentucky National Guard,
and Sara went to stay with Dad.
A year and a half later, her assignment up, Crouch pulled
into her driveway with one thing in mind bringing home
the little girl who shared her smile and'blue eyes. She dialed
her ex and said she'd be there the next day to pick Sara up,
but his response sent her reeling.
"Not without a court order you won't."
Within a month, a judge would decide that Sara should
stay with her dad. It was, he said, in "the best interests of the
child."
What happened? Crouch was the legal residential care-
taker; this was only supposed to be temporary. What had
changed? She wasn't a drug addict, or an alcoholic, or an
abusive mother.
Her. only misstep, it seems, was answering the call to
serve her country.
Crouch and an unknown number of others in the
140,000-plus single parents in uniform fight a war for the
nation they are sworn to defend, and a yet another separate
war for the children they are losing because of that duty.
On the Federal level, the House passed an amendment
last week that aims to,prevent Soldiers deployed to war from
permanently losing custody of their children because of the
absence.
The amendment, which was passed by voice vote as part
of a defense policy bill, would reinstate the custody arrange-
ments of a Soldier's children in place before the Soldier left
for war. It would provide an exception for temporary orders
issued in the best interest of the child.
A North Carolina bill to protect child-custody rights of
deployed service members is generating opposition among
some lawyers, who say the proposal is unconstitutional and
overly generous for troops.
Family court judges across the country routinely deem
deployment a reason for changing custody. Some service
members are forced to choose between their country or their
kids. Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas are con-
sidering bills similar to North Carolina's. States that have
passed such laws include California, Idaho, Kentucky and
Michigan.
In the midst of World War II, back in 1943, the U.S.
Supreme Court held that the soldiers' relief law should be
"liberally construed to protect those who have been obliged
to drop their own affairs to take up the burdens of the
nation."
Shielding soldiers, after all, would allow them "to devote
their entire energy" to the nation's defense, as the law itself
states.
But it didn't work for Eva Crouch, who spent two years
and some $25,000 pushing her case through the Kentucky
courts.
"I'd have spent a million," she says. "My child was my
life. I go serve my country, and I come back and have to go
through hell and high water."
Eva Crouch helped fight for a new Kentucky law. Last
year, the state Supreme Court cited it in overturning the trial
judge's decision granting custody to Charles.
Last September, she got Sara back.

Regional News Briefs

City targets Risky Sex Among Teens
Baltimore Facing one of the nation's worst AIDS
epidemics, city officials unveiled Wednesday
Baltimore's first high-profile media campaign aimed at
preventing risky sex among teenagers and young adults.
The message, "Spread the word, not the disease,"
should be appearing this summer in print, radio and tele-
vision advertisements as well as on wristbands and bus
shelters. One commercial radio station began airing the
message Wednesday.
Mayor Sheila Dixon and health officials Wednesday
discussed the frank nature of the campaign, which pro-
motes abstinence but also condom use among youth who
have sex. L_ -
Dixon said that is what is needed in a U.S. metropol-
itan area that had the second-highest rate of new AIDS
diagnoses in 2005 according to a report by the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and prevention.


Obama Warns of 'Quiet Riot' Among Blacks
"They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope dissipates. Despair takes hold
and young people all across this country look at the way the world is and believe that things are
never going to get any better." Barack Obama


Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama told an
obviously supportive crown in Hampton, Virginia this past
week that the Bush administration has done nothing to
defuse a "quiet riot" among blacks that threatens to erupt
just as the Rodney King riots did in Los Angeles 15 years
ago.
Obama said that with black people from New Orleans
and the Gulf Coast still displaced almost 20
months after Hurricane Katrina, frustration
and resentments are building explosively as
they did before the 1992 riots.
"This administration was colorblind in
its incompetence," Obama said at a confer-
ence of black clergy, "but the poverty and
the hopelessness was there long before the
hurricane."
"All the hurricane did was to pull the
curtain back for all the world to see," he
said.
Obama's criticism of Bush prompted
ovation after ovation from the nearly 8,000
people gathered in, Hampton University's
Convocation Center, particularly when he
denounced the Iraq war and noted that he Democratic Presi
had opposed it from the outset. Barack Obama, C
Repeatedly, he referred to the riots that a meeting of the
erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquit- Ministers confer
ted four police officers of assault charges in in Hampton, Virg
the 1991 beating of Rodney King, a black
motorist, after a high speed chase. Fifty-five people died and
more than 2,000 were injured in during days the riots in the
city's black neighborhoods.
"Those 'quiet riots' that take place every day are born
from the same place as the fires and the destruction and the
police decked out in riot gear and the deaths," Obama said.
"They happen when a sense of disconnect settles in and hope
dissipates. Despair takes hold and young people all across
this country look at the way the world is and believe that
things are never going to get any better."
He argued that once a hurricane hits or a jury renders a
not guilty verdict, "the frustration is there for all to see."
Obama, who is bidding to become the first black presi-
dent, took the stage after a succession of ministers repeated-


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rer
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ly brought the crowd to its feet, singing, praying and sway-
ing to music.
Repeatedly, with evangelical zeal, he raised issues that
roused the crowd: increasing the minimum wage and teacher
pay, funding for public schools and college financial aid for
the poor, ending predatory lending and expediting the recon-
struction of New Orleans and the Mississippi coast.
He introduced his own pastor, the Rev.
Jeremiah Wright of Chicago's Trinity
United as "Unashamedly Black and
Unapologetically Christian." He credited
Wright with introducing him to Christ, and
peppered his speech with Scriptural refer-
ences, at one point invoking the opening
B,. lines of the Lord's Prayer.
Obama noted that during the riots, a bul-
let pierced the abdomen of a pregnant
woman and lodged in the elbowlof her fetus.
The baby was delivered by caesarian sec-
tion, the bullet was removed and the child,
S Jessica Glennis Evers-Jones, has only a
small scar on her arm to show for it.
Using the incident as a metaphor,
ential candidate, Obama said society's problems are worsen-
I., speaks before ing because "in too many places across the
ampton Univ. country, we have not even bothered to take
ice at the school the bullet out."
ia. "When we have more black men in
prison than in college, then it's time to take
the bullet out," he said.
Obama doesn't regularly focus on racial themes in his
standard campaign speeches. He did speak out on black
issues in Selma, Ala., in March, when he told a largely black
audience that he was a product of the civil rights movement
and lectured blacks for failing to vote in large numbers.
Several ministers at the conference said Obama's mes-
sage and style plays well among black voters and with their
spiritual leaders.
The Rev. Robert Abbott, pastor of the Holy Trinity
Baptist Church in Amityville, N.Y., said Obama connects
with black audiences because-of the preacher's style he uses
when addressing them. "The way he sounds, it's like he can
reach out and encourage people," Abbott said.


Republicans Blast Bush



Administration in Debates


Were those guys
Republicans or Democrats?
The question hung heavy in
the echos of last Tuesday's
Republican presidential
debate, the obvious loser
was President Bush and his
administration's record.
The Republican candi-
dates offered plenty of crit-
icism for their Democratic
opponents, but the big guns
were saved for the presi-
dent's performance over the
past six years. Iraq? Badly
mismanaged. Katrina?
Bungled. Immigration? The
wrong solution. Federal
spending? Out of control.
Even former cabinet
members hit the Bush
administration hard.
Former Wisconsin governor
Tommy Thompson, who
served as secretary of health
and human services during
Bush's first term, offered the
harshest opinion when
asked if he saw the presi-
dent playing a role in his
administration if he was
elected..
"I certainly would not
send him to the United
Nations," Thompson
answered to chuckles from
the' heavily Republican
audience at Saint Anselm
College.
The debate seemed to
signal dpen season on the
president's record, high-


lighting the reality that the
candidates see the Bush
legacy as a liability rather
than an asset as they look
toward a general election
campaign in 2008.
The candidates were
careful not to make their
criticism of Bush too per-
sonal, which GOP strate-
gists believe remains out of
bounds for anyone with a
serious chance of winning
the Republican nomination.
But there was no attempt to
suggest, as Bush's father did
when he ran to succeed
then-President Ronald
Reagan in 1988, that they
want to be viewed as seek-
ing a third term of the cur-
rent Bush administration.
Bush still enjoys the
support of a sizeable major-
ity of Republicans, which
means personal criticism by
the candidates risks alienat-
ing loyal Republicans. The
most recent Washington
Post ABC News poll
showed that, while Bush's
overall approval rating
stands at 35 percent, he is
approved by 74 percent of
Republicans.
But Andrew Kohut of
the Pew Research Center
for the People and the Press
said support for Bush has
declined sharply from its
historic highs *nd it is not
surprising that the


Republican candidates have
begun to distance them-
selves from him this early in
the campaign. This is not
only because of Bush's
unpopularity among
Democrats and independ-
ents, but also because of
erosion in support among
Republicans.
"I think it's unavoid-


able," he said, noting that
Bush's approval among
Republicans in the latest
Pew poll had dropped to 65
percent from 77 percent in
April.
"He's a Republican pres-
ident who once had 90 per-
cent approval among
Republicans]," Kohut
added. "They ,were very
loyal to Bush for a very
long time. The movement
downward has to db with
the fact that there's some
Republican disaffection
going on."


Miami's Housing Chief

Under Investigation


Cynthia Curry, hired last
year by Miami-Dade
County to turn around its
scandal-plagued housing
agency, is under criminal
investigation
for allegedly
overbilling in
connection
with a contract
her consulting
company held
for work at
M i a m i
International
Airport several
years ago.
CWC &
Associates, Cynth
which Curry
owned at the time with her
husband, Garland Curry,
subcontracted for one of the
main contractors at MIA's
massive North Terminal


ia


construction project.
Curry, an assistant county
manager and senior advisor
on housing and economic
development, said state pros-
ecutors asked
to talk with her
just over two
weeks ago.
Her lawyer,
Larry Sands,
noted Curry's
long record of
public service,
her sterling
reputation and
said she didn't
do anything
Curry wrong.
"We request
she not be convicted in the
court of public-opinion based
upon speculation, half-
truths, runc#s and innuen-
do," the statement said.


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The Star June 9, 2007


* Noles Out in Regionals

5 Fla Teams Out in NCAA

Suns in First Half Fight


Billy Donovan
Well, it's a done deal, signed, sealed and Idelivered,
etc., you can take it to the bank, Billy Donovan is again
the Gator's basketball coach.
"I realized in less than 24 hours after signing a con-
tract with the Magic that I had made a mistake that had
nothing to do with the Magic," Donovan said in a state-
ment Wednesday night. "Instead, I realized that, in my
heart, I belonged in college basketball. As soon as I real-
ized that, I contacted the Magic immediately to let them
know."
So who has learned what if anybody has learned any-
thing? Let's start at the bottom of the feed chain.
Anthony Grant has certainly learned that the VCU
Rams are his future, at least for a while. Grant will even-
tually move up the NCAA ladder and to know that you
were the first pick at the GatorNation can't be all that bad
and the publicity didn't hurt either.
The Orlando Magic didn't get a new head coach but
they got more publicity than they could have ever gener-
ated on their own. There was that significant spike in
ticket sales and the Magic became an instant hot topic.
Donovan's hiring ranked up there with Kobe Bryant's
trade demand and LeBron James leading Cleveland to its.
first NBA finals. PR you simply can't buy.
And the lagniappe for the Magic is that they will
probably end up with a better NBA coach than Billy and
at a lot better price.
Rick Pitino, Billy Donovan's mentor knows both
sides of the coin. He led Providence to the Final Four in
1987 before moving on to the New York Knicks. He left
the Big Apple for Kentucky, only to return to the NBA
with the Celtics in 1997, a move he's often questioned in
hindsight.
"It's very difficult because you want to try something
different and the NBA is very alluring," Pitino said. "It's
alluring economically. It's alluring because it's on TV, the
playoffs are on TV, it's very exciting. You think you want
to try it. I wanted to try it. I knew I wanted to try it ...
because I knew what it was all about."
Pitino said he told Donovan not to interview with the
Magic unless he though he was capable of taking the job.
"It's something he regrets, but it's something he has to
live with. In the end, he knew where he wanted to be."
The big winners are, of course, the GatorNation.
Ultimately there will be a provision in Donovan's set-
tlement with the Magic that will prevent Donovan from
taking a job in the NBA in the near future. That simple
clause is by it's self a great marketing toll for the Gators.
He has a contract to show his recruits that prohibits
his going to the NBA. So the Magic did the Gators a
favor by doing that.
The football-loving Gators have become basketball
crazy in recent years in large part to Donovan, who
built the program into a national powerhouse, winning
the last two national titles.
The school's bookstore, once overflowing with foot-
ball gear, is now filled with basketball championship
apparel. And football players now share the sidewalks on
campus with the school's hardwood champions.
When Donovan returns, he will earn more than foot-
ball coach Urban Meyer an unprecedented statement at
Florida. Donovan was set to sign a seven-year deal worth
approximately $3.5 million annually with Florida, a deal
that was nearly finished when he agreed to. coach the
Magic. Meyer made $2 million last season plus incen-
tives as he led his own team to the national title.
SFor Billy Donovan, we can only say that he is getting
what he says he wanted. But, it was a long round about
trip and he has paid a price to get it.



Sports News Briefs

Preakness winner Curlin is Belmont favorite
New York, NY Curlin won the Preakness by
beating the Kentucky Derby winner. To win the
Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the strapping colt will have
to beat the Kentucky Oaks winner, and five other chal-
lengers.
Derby winner Street Sense won't be around for the
1 /-mile Belmont, but Oaks winner Rags to Riches will
be in an attempt to become the first filly to win a Triple
Crown race since Winning Colors took the 1988 Derby.
Curlin's trainer welcomes the competition..
She's just another quality horse in the race," Steve
Asmussen said, "and Curlin is going to have to run
extremely well to win."
Curlin was made the 6-5 morning-line favorite
Wednesday, and will leave from the No. 3 post position
under jockey Robby Albarado.
Hard Spun, the second choice at 5-2, and Curlin are
the only 3-year-olds to run in all three Triple Crown
races. .-


Mississippi State Ends Seminoles Season


As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
And unfortunately for Florida State it ended unexpectedly
on Sunday night on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser
Stadium.
The Seminoles quest for a return to the College World
Series came up short as Mississippi State defeat-
ed FSU 9-4 to claim the NCAA Tallahassee
Regional. The Bulldogs scored six runs, three in
each of the first and third innings, and got a
solid pitching performance from Josh Johnson
to advance to this week's Super Regional.
Seminole Jack Rye had an outstanding game
as he crushed two home runs to right field. His
first came with two outs in the top of the first
and his second in the sixth. He drove in three of
the Seminole runs, while Mark Hallberg was
responsible for the other one.
It looked as though Florida State would go The 2007 At
quietly in the top of the first as Mississippi State Conference
starter Josh Johnson got to quick outs./But a Year...AII-AC
walk to Buster Posey opened the door for Jack in 2007...nai
Rye's two-run homer over the right field fence. Player of the
The junior right fielder skied a 1-0 offering Collegiate B
from Johnson to right to give the Seminoles an team All-Am(
early 2-0 lead. Collegiate B
Mississippi State answered right back in its
half of the first with two home runs to take a 3-2 lead.
Jeffrey Rea led off the game with a walk and scored on
Brandon Turner's two-run homer to left. FSU starter Danny
Rosen answered with back-to-back strikeouts, .but let one
get away as he offered up a solo shot to Brian LaNinfa to
give the Bulldogs a one-run lead.
In the top of the third, the Seminoles evened the game at
three on an RBI single by Mark Hallberg. With one out,



r Florida Teams Strike Out In

NCAA Baseball Regionals

All Five of the Florida Collegiate baseball teams that
went to regional tournaments will be coming home after
season ending losses.
Hoping to recover from a disappointing ACC
Championship tourney, the Florida State Seminoles
failed to capitalize on their No.-1 Regional seed as the
Mississippi State Bulldogs advanced from the
Tallahassee Region. Also dropping out in the same
regional were Bethune-Cookman and Stetson.
Western Carolina ended Jacksonville University's
baseball season with a 7-0 win over the Dolphins in the
Chapel Hill Regional.
Louisville took out Miami Sunday in the Missouri
Regionals to end the Hurricanes string of regional titles
t 13.



Sheffield: Control Is

Reason For Lack Of

Blacks In Baseball

Detroit Tigers DH Gary Sheffield who was suspended
for three games on Friday and fined him an undisclosed
amount for his actions in Thursday night's loss to Cleveland
says he knows why Major League Baseball is suffering with
a lack of African-Americans who play the game profession-
ally these days and it has nothing to do with lack of inter-
est or talent in the sport.
In a recent interview with GQ magazine, Sheffield said
that Hispanic players are more popular in the majors now
because they can be "controlled" easier than American-born
players of color.
"I called it years ago. What I called is that you're going
to see more black faces, but there ain't no English going to
be coming out. Sheffield told the magazine.
"Where I'm from, you can't control us. You might get a
guy to do it that way for a while because he wants to bene-
fit, but in the end, he is going to go back to being who he is.
And that's a person that you're going to talk to with respect,
you're going to talk to like a man.
According to a 2005 report by the University of Central
Florida Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, only 8.5
percent of current major leaguer players are of African-
American descent the lowest percentage of black players
in the league since the report was created in the mid-1980s.
Statistics also show that Whites comprised 59.5 percent
of the pool of major league players with Latinos comprising
29.4 percent and Asians 2.4.
"These are the things my race demands. So, if you're
equally good as this Latin player, guess who's going to get
sent home? Know a lot of players that are home riow can
outplay,a lot of these guys."


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Tony Thomas, Jr. laced a double off the screen in right cen-
ter for his 33rd two-bagger of the season. ,t moved Thomas
into a tie for second all-time for doubles in a single-season
at FSU with John-Ford Griffin who hit 33 in 2000. The jun-
ior second baseman then stole third and scored on Hallberg's
single up the middle.
The Bulldogs had an answer once again as
they tallied three runs in the bottom of the third
to take a 6-3 advantage. Rosen got the first two
outs of the inning but then hit two batters and a
walked one to load the bases for Russ Sneed.
Sneed once again hurt the Seminoles as he drove
in two on a single to left scoring Mitch
Moreland and LaNinfa. After a single by Wyn
Diggs loaded the bases for the second time in
the inning, Jet Butler hit a single off the glove of
Rosen to score Joseph McCaskill.
c Coast That would end the night for Rosen as the
tic Coast
yer of the junior right hander was pulled after 2.2 innings.
First-Team Matt Fairel entered the game and got Jeffrey Rea
I National to strike out swinging to end the threat.
Dar by MSU added another run in the bottom of the
*ball...1st fourth as Moreland blasted an RBI double to
can by deep centerfield scoring catcher Edward Easley
(ball to make the score 7-3.
Florida State cut into the lead in the sixth on


Rye's second home run of the game. Rye crushed the first
pitch from Johnson over the fence in right to cut the deficit
to 7-4. Travis Anderson was the last Seminole to hit two
home runs in a game as he hit a pair against Maryland back
on May 4 of this year.
The Noles tried again in the seventh. With one out,
Brandon Reichert singled, and Thomas walked. Hallberg
flew out to right field and Posey walked to load the bases for
Rye. But Rye, who hit two home runs in three previous at-
bats in the game, grounded out to end the inning with no
score.
Mississippi State added a pair of insurance runs in the
eighth thanks to a two-RBI single by Moreland with the
bases loaded. The Bulldogs registered four consecutive hits
off Fairel including Moreland's big hit to gave MSU a 9-4
lead.
Five Seminoles were recognized on the NCAA
Tallahassee Regional All-Tournament team including catch-
er Buster Posey, first baseman Brandon Reichert, shortstop
Mark Hallberg, outfielder Jack Rye and pitcher Ryan
Strauss.
Florida State ends the year at 49-13. The Seminoles fin-
ished the year hitting .350 as a team shattering the previous
school record of .337 set in 1980. The mark is also a new
ACC record surpassing Georgia Tech's .347 batting average
set in 2001.


Duncan: We're about

Winning Four Games


Tim Duncan lumbered
up the steps to the podium,
then San Antonio's subtle
superstar plopped down in a
chair, ready to take ques-
tions from the eager interna-
tional media.
If Duncan didn't look
excited,
well that's
because he
rarely does.
For him,
the NBA
finals are
almost rou-
tine, and
instead of
tal k ing
about the
game, he'd
rather play '
it.


Duncan


Tim Du


is going for
his fourth NBA title in nine
seasons and could be on his
way to a fourth finals MVP.
And this time around, the
San Antonio Spurs' quiet
constant is playing the foil
to the Cleveland Cavaliers'
flashy LeBron James.
"It's a different style.
Two opposites, I want to
say," the Spurs' Tony Parker
said Wednesday. "Two dif-
ferent superstars, but at the
same time, two very ef#,c-
tive players. And so it's


going to be a very good
matchup."
It would be easy. for the
nine-time All-Star to have a
big head after all these
years, for him to note the
playoff inexperience of
James and his fellow
Cavaliers
heading
into Game
one on
Thursday
night. But
Duncan is
liberal with
praise for
others,'
including
James,
whom he
called
"absolutely
ncan im p r e s -
sive." Asked
about himself, he's decided-
ly humble, almost to a fault.
"I am what I am. I don't
know how else to explain
it," Duncan said. "I've been
the same way all my life,
and it is what it is.
"We're not worried about
who gets the hype or what
gets the hype, we're about
winning four games,"
Duncan said.
Tim Duncan has been
there before and the Spurs
are lucky to have him.


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O 'I OS 0 .

JUNE 9, 2007 JUNE 15, 2007
Source: Black Press of America
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ARIES
March 21st thru April 19th

An afterglow will surround you this
week if you summon it up from your
subconscious, and you may not feel like
getting immediately into work-mode on
several days this week. It's okay to go
with your feelings; the world will wait
for a little while. Treasure happy
moments. Soul Affirmation: My smile
gives light to everyone I meet this week.
Lucky Numbers: 9, 21, 38


TAURUS
April 20th thru May 20th
Your mind will be extra busy this week
with thoughts of new projects and the
things you want to get done. Best course
of action is to clear up pending and
overdue items. You'll have a clean slate
in no time and will feel genuinely con-
tent and ready for the new stuff.
Soul Affirmation: Light from my soul
shines in many directions.
Lucky Numbers: 11, 13, 51



GEMINI
May 21st thru June 21st
You should know by now that trying to
be in two places at once is very taxing to
your nerves! Slow down a bit and trust
that you'll get what needs to be done
accomplished. Give yourself a head
start on all road trips so that you have
time to enjoy the view. Love promises
much this week. Accept the promise.
Soul Affirmation: My mood is created
by the company I keep.
Lucky Numbers: 12, 19,36


CANCER
June 22nd thru July 22nd
A friend from the past could suddenly
appear in your life. This could be a
highly beneficial reunion for both of
you. Let bygones be bygones, and
renew this friendship. Love isn't used up
just because. it's shared.
Soul Affirmation: My blessings come
through others this week.
Lucky Numbers: 8, 24, 53


LEO
July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
Drive the speed limit this week or you
could wind up with a ticket. Why rush?
Serenity is available if you only stop.
and listen for it inside of you. Discharge
your usual obligations with dignity and
silently count your blessings.
Soul Affirmation: Friendships are the
shock absorbers on the bumpy road of
life.
Lucky Numbers: 4, 52, 53



VIRGO
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Trust! --that's what you need to do. Sure
people lie sometime but when you know
their hearts you know what to expect
and therefore you're not deceived. Be
prepared for lots of compliments this
week. Most of them will be sincere, so
plan to accept them gracefully. You may
be planning a summer trip. Make it a
nice getaway
Soul Affirmation: I take a chance on
new beginnings.
Lucky Numbers: 22, 28, 29


LIBRA
Sept 23rd thru Oct 22nd
Live free and large, and cherish good
friends. Financial matters are highlight-
ed during working hours. Everything to
do with your money, or money under
your care, goes smoothly. A party invi-
tation arrives. .. say YES!
SoulAffirmation: I open myself up to
the good news that wants to come to me.
Lucky Numbers: 33, 46, 55


SCORPIO
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
Creative mental energy makes this a
banner week for you. An ambition that
you thought you had left behind years
ago suddenly resurfaces, and you'll see
similarities between what you are doing
now and what you dreamed of back
then. Enjoy!
Soul Affirmation: Laughter is strong
medicine against any disease.
Lucky Numbers: 34, 46, 55



SAGITTARIUS
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
No need for rowdiness, wild ones! You
can make your point without jumping
up and down and waving your hands
and arms in the air! Speak your wisdom
softly, gently this week, so that others
can hear it and benefit, smooth one!
Soul Affirmation: I give thanks for the
wisdom that guides me.
Lucky Numbers: 18, 27, 39


CAPRICORN
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
Things speed up again this week and
you are in a highly creative mood. An
outspoken female in your circle may
illuminate a thorny question for you.
You'll be surprised and pleased by what
you hear. Take her aside and thank her.
Soul Affirmation: I keep myselffree of
all resentment.
Lucky Numbers: 3, 40, 51


AQUARIUS
Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
Hello home life. After a busy next few
weeks all you want to do is savor the
feelings of domesticity at home. Or per-
haps go shopping to spruce up your liv-
ing space. Whatever you decide do it
with a close friend. You'll both enjoy the
week more if you are together.
Soul Affirmation: The grandeur of my
presence reflects the sunshine of my
soul.
Lucky Numbers: 11, 14, 17


PIECES
Feb 19th thru March 20th
One of your most unique gifts is the
power to change your mind. You know
how to change the way you think, and it
gives you great versatility. This week
you may be called upon to change the
way you think about someone you love.
Be kind!
Soul Affirmation: I am on the watch
for those who need me.
Lucky Numbers: 32, 36, 45


SS From Actual Police Reports

"H Did You Hear About?





SHE WAS OUT OF CON-
TROL An officer was dis-
patched to a hit and run call at the
10000 block of Biscayne Blvd.
Upon his arrival, he was met by
the victim, Mr. M. He stated that
his wife Mrs. M came to his place
of business where she tried to hit
him with a stick and a rake. He
said he called 911. He said she
then jumped into his Car and start-
ed driving into things, such as the
building. He said she broke the W
glass window. He said when she
drove off, he locked the gates to
his building, but when she came back, she jumped the gate and tried to hit him
with her hands. He said he left arid tried calling the police numerous times.
The suspect stated that she came to the victim's job to get some money and
they got into an argument over their son. When she tried to leave, he hit the
driver side of the care with a shovel, she said she was trying to leave the scene
with their son when she ran into the building and that she was not trying to
harm anyone. A suspect said he saw Mrs. M. driving wild and out of control
while leaving the scene. He said her tires were screeching and she had to
swerve around to avoid hitting a man. He' stated that he saw the suspect come
back and start yelling through the gate. The suspect was taken to the PTDF.

CLEANING HER OUT WHILE SHE WAS AT WORK An officer
was dispatched to the 9000 block of Polk
f. Ave i reference to a burglary in progress.
While enroute to the call additional informa-
tion showed that the suspect was a female in
a brown truck with a roll bar on the top.
Upon his arrival, he observed a brown Ford
Bronco backed up to the front door of the
/ residence. Suspect, Ms. DG was found in a
:.. !_ .. I. back bedroom. The officer asked her why
was she in the house. She advised that she
was helping a friend move some things, but
she was unable to provide the name, phone
number or physical description of the person that lives there. The officer con-
tacted the complainant Mr. LR who said he heard a loud noise and looked out-
side to see the suspect loading some items into the truck. He recognized the
suspect as the same person who asked him if the residence was for rent.on
Sunday, June 3rd. The victim, Ms. JW, was contacted and stated that she does
not know the suspect and that she has no business in the residence. The vic-
tim stated that she was unable to come to the scene of the incident due to
transportation problems.,She was advised that the property would be returned
to the residence and that she is to contact the police via the non-emergency
number when she is able to. The sus- ,-".
pect was transported to PTDF.

HE CALLED HER A WHAT? -
An officer was dispatched to the '
2500 block of Jammes Rd. in refer-- .-
ence to a criminal mischief in
progress. The call stated that a black
male in a white tee shirt and dark "
pants was beating on the door and f
attempting to gain entry to the apart- / I
ment of the suspect. Upon his arrival, j
he saw the suspect walk out to the / .'
vestibule of the victim's apartment, upon seeing the officer, the suspect turned
and walked to the back side of the building and down the fence line. The offi-
cer approached the building the suspect had walked past and saw the suspect
duck down behind a vehicle. The victim and a witness positively identified
the suspect. The suspect had carved the word "BIT_H" into the door of the
victim's apartment. The suspect was read his rights and transported to the
PTDF.

HE PULLED IT OFF An officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Philip
Randolph Blvd. in reference to domestic violence. The victim, Ms. TH stated
that she was getting her daughter ready for daycare when her ex-boyfriend,
the suspect, Mr. JR entered her apartment
.. unannounced. He stated that he "saw a
nig r's car outside the day before and she


S- better not have anybody around his baby."
The victim said she can have anyone over
'., that she likes. That's when the suspect got
.angry and threw a bottle of lotion at her, hit
her in the face and pulled off her weaved-in
pony tail. The victim got away and ran to her
," cousin's house where she called the police.
The suspect already had a warrant out for his
arrest. He was arrested and transported to
*' the PTDLF.


I


JUNE 9, 200 7


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Photos 2007 by Andre' B.
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toreflect. com
She has legions of
fans (mostly from her
work on TV), who
adore and love her
sassy brand of no-
nonsense humor.
Tichina Arnold is an
unmistakable person-
ality with talent to
spare. Whether she is
on the theater stage
live, or in front of a
TV or movie camera,
this lady's presence is
infectious. Arnold is
the product of a
Queens, New York
family where she
received her introduc-
tion to performing in
front of her family's
church congregation
at age four. Vocal and
dramatic training soon
followed. At age eight
Arnold's mom and
uncle encouraged her
to audition for her
first play, The Me
Nobody Knows, at the
Billie Holiday Theatre
in Brooklyn and she
won a part. This. was
followed by two more
local theater plays;
Hair, Romance and
Hard Times, and
Haggadah, both at the
Joseph Papp Theatre.
Soon after, Arnold
secured an agent
which led to her book-
ing bit parts in TV and
movies. Arnold land-
ed her first major fea-
ture film at age six-
teen in Little Shop Of
Horrirs, as part of a


singing trio that includ-
ed Tisha Campbell
whom she would re-
team with on "Martin"
the TV sit-com. After
traveling for several
years with the road
shows for Little Shop
Of Horrors and The
Buddy Holly Story,
Arnold landed a part on
the soap opera "Ryan's
Hope" where she was
nominated for an
Emmy. She then went
to another soap, "All
My Children." After a
string of episodic TV
roles on "The Cosby
Show" and "Law and
Order" etc., Arnold left
the big Apple and
moved to Los Angeles,
where she booked the
role of "Pam" on the
Martin Lawrence Show
two months after arriv-
ing. In 1996 Arnold
won an NAACP Best
Supporting Actress
(Comedy Series) for
the role to boot.
After a five-year run
on Martin,' more TV
appearances followed
with several feature
films including the
smash Martin
Lawrence hit Big
Momma 's House.
Arnold also found time
to hit the road on
another theater tour
with the cast of hit
musical If These Hips
Could Talk. It was dur-
ing this period in 2004
that Arnold gave birth
to her daughter with
her ex-boyfriend. She
also started her own
clothing and accessory
line. China Mloon Rags


Tichina Arnold


(www.chinamoonrag. c
om). Another line fol-
lowed called Black
Hollywood, which fea-
tures .the likeness of
prominent black enter-


tainers such as Lena
Horn and Ella
Fitzgerald. Arnold has
returned to the top of
the TV ratings again
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By Rych McCain/ feedback-
rych@sbcglobal. net
Music
Look for the following releas-
es out of the OGPR camp:
Chamillionaire (Ultimate
Revenge dropping September
18), Slim Thug (Boss of All
Bosses dropping this summer),
Trae (Life Goes On dropping
July 3), Numskull (Numworld
dripping June 26), J Bo (Going
Hard dropping this summer),
Boss Hogg Outlwz (Collect and
Serve in stores now!), Rob G
(The Inauguration dropping
August 21), Renegade Foxxx
(Boss of Bosses dropping this
summer), TMI Boyz (Next Outta
Tex dropping this summer), also
look for our girls Candy Hill,
Michael "5000" Watts and
Crisco Kid.
Party Party
Giant Magazine sponsored
one of the best promo parties of
this year Sunday, June 3, 2007 at
Club Sugar in Hollywood. The
occasion was a special tribute to
Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and
recent Giant magazine cover girl
Rhihanna and the release of her
new album "Good Girl Gone
Bad." Neither Rihanna nor Jay-z
had much to say to the press on
the red carpet Both didn't even
bother to work the entire press
line on the red carpet. Why do
they invite the press out then
won't speak to all or most of us?
Yet if we didn't show, they'd be
bent out of shape and our readers
would not know that the party
even took place.
Movies
Knocked Up stars Seth Rogen,
Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd,
Leslie Mann and Jason Segal.
The basic premise of this movie
is that opposites may attract but
at a cost, especially when an
unplanned pregnancy is
involved. Alison Scott (Heigl) is
a professional TV Interviewer
who has a one night stand with
Ben Stone (Rogen), an immature,


unemployed looser who is way
beneath her status. She
becomes pregnant and the
adventure begins. The begin-
ning of the movie-is extremely
silly with Ben and his house-
mate buddies (all of whom are
just as equally obnoxious and
pathetic), pulling stupid, child-
ish pranks on each other while
getting high on weed, liquor
and anything else available.
Ben and Alison go through the
adventure of trying to work
things out for the baby's sake.
After the opening stupidity
and foolishness, the film does
become entertaining. Mainly
women will like this film.
SURF'S UP starrs as the
voiceovers; Shia LaBeouf
(Cody Maverick), Jeff
Bridges (Big Z), Zooey
Deschanel (Lani Aliikai), Jon
Heder (Chicken Joe), James
Woods (Reggie Belafonte) and
Diedrich Bader (Tank Evans).
Well here we go with non-cre-
ative, predictable Hollyweird
again. First you have March of
the Penguins, which became
an unexpected hit, then Happy
Feet, which also became a hit.
So since Penguins seems to be
the current "hot" animal of
choice, here comes- SURF'S
UP, starring surfing penguins.
This is clearly a children's
animated film with a lot of
moralizing and philosophy.
The water is real as it gets as
are the characters and the
action. This should be a major
money maker for Sony as all
animated movies go because
the adults have to accompany
the children which add up to
box office and concession
bucks!
Hit me up at feedback-
rych.net
Maat-Hotep!
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Black Voices At The 2007 Cannes Film Festival


By Hazel Trice Edney,
Dwight Brown, NNPA Film
Critic

This year the Cannes
Film Festival celebrated its
60th anniversary. For the
past six decades, its roster of
international films has been
impressive, its red carpet
parade has become legend
and its ability to attract inter-
national stars has been
unmatched. What about its
ability to attract African her-
itage films, Black filmmak-
ers and Black actors in its
60th year?
In this year's official
competition section, 23
films vied for the coveted
top honor, the Palme D'Or
(Golden Palm). The equally
glamorous out-of-competi-
tion section featured 17
high-profile films, including
Ocean's 13 and Michael
Moore's controversial, med-
ical-industry documentary
Sicko.
It was off Cannes center
stage, however, in its presti-
gious parallel sections
where, small African her-
itage gems and glimpses of
Black life triumphed.
International Critics
Week: This parallel section
of the Cannes Film Festival
has a tradition of discovering
new talent.
Ezra: Nigerian director
Newton I. Aduaka marks an
ambitious feature-film debut


with the "factional" tale
Ezra. A child soldier named
Ezra (Mamoudou Turay
Kamara) is kidnapped by
rebel soldiers at age seven
and returns years later to
ravage his own village in
Sierra Leone. His sordid life
flashes before his eyes as he
is confronted at a Truth and
Reconciliation hearing
where his sister, Onitcha
(Mariame N'Diaye), points
an accusing finger and
reveals his violent, blood
thirsty past. The world has
learned through news
accounts that thousands of
abused and brainwashed
child soldiers have wreaked
havoc on the African conti-
nent; so this film is timely,
informative and poignant.
This humanizing, but slow-
paced story needs editing if
it is to reach a larger audi-
ence. However, its inten-
tions are noble, its themes
comprehensible and it won
the Grand Prize Etalon
D'Or De Yennenga -- at the
Burkina Faso film
festival/market FESPA-
CHO.
UN CERTAIN
REGARD: This section
screens feature films culled
from cinematic cultures near
and far -- by young film-
makers and seasoned mas-
ters alike.
Munyurangabo: Korean-
American director Lee Isaac
Chung eschewed traditional


techniques for his touching
docudrama Munyurangabo
(Liberation Day). He created
this insightful narrative from
a nine-page outline from
which his actors improvised
dialogue and situations.
Fifteen y6ars after the geno-
cide in Rwanda,
Munyurangabo (Jeff
Rutagengwa), a Tutsi
teenager, and his buddy
Sangwa (Eric
Ndorunkundiye), a Hutu, set
out on a journey from the
city to the countryside.
Munyurangabo is deter-
mined to kill the Hutu man
who murdered his parents,
while Sangwa yearns to
reunite with his estranged
family. Their sojourns mix
like fire and gas. Chung gets
deep emotional performanc-
es from his cast, who had
never acted before. This
meditative, existential alle-
gory received a well-
deserved, standing ovation.
DIRECTORS' FORT-
NIGHT: This revered, often-
eclectic section highlights
new talent and inventive
directors.
Chop Shop: A 12-year-
old, street-smart, orphaned
Dominican youth, Alejandro
(Alejandro Polanco), works
in a Queens, New York auto
shop. He hustles potential
clients who cruise through
this notorious, warehouse-
lined district where stolen
cars are dismantled and sold


for parts. Alejandro lives
alone above the garage and
yearns to reunite with his
older sister Isamar (Isamar
Gonzales). He manages to
find her and the two dream
of opening a food truck for
the blue-collar workers in
their neighborhood. The liv-
ing isn't easy, but
Alejandro's survival
instincts pull him through.
Polanco and Gonzales
attend the same New York
City high school, and their
acting debuts are carefully
guided by director Ramin
Bahrani who shot this
endearing, diminutive, slice-
of-life drama over 30 days
during the summer of 2006.
BLACK ACTORS
MAKE GUEST APPEAR-
ANCES.
Ocean's Thirteen: Don
Cheadle and Bemie Mac are
integral to the con artist
team that's determined to
out-maneuver a greedy Las
Vegas hotel owner (Al
Pacino) in the third chapter
of the modern Ocean's
Eleven, a remake of the
1960s classic film of the
same name that featured the
legendary Rat Pack (Sinatra,
Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean
Martin...). The first half-
hour of tedious setup gives
way to a clever ploy. that
makes this film a fun sur-
prise. George Clooney, Brad
Pitt and Don Cheadle
walked the red carpet past
the flashing light bulbs for
the Cannes' international
premiere.
Go Go Tales: Pras
Michel, of the hip-hop super
star group The Fugees, adds
another credit to his grow-
ing r6sum6 (Higher Ed,
Turn It Up) as Sandman in
director Abel Ferrarra's
comic ode to New York City
nightclubs. He keeps good
company with the likes of
actors William Dafoe, Bob
Hoskins and Mathew
Modine in a film that is not
as well-focused as Ferrarra's
Bad Lieutenant or as cine-
matic as King of New York.


Mauritanian Director
Abderrahmane Sissako
(Waiting for Happiness,
winner of Cannes'
International Critics Prize in
2002 and director of last
year's social-drama
Bamako) was a juror for the
main competition. Chris
Rock appeared in a publici-
ty stunt for the upcoming
animated comedy Bee
Movie with Jerry Seinfeld.?-
Seinfeld, dressed as bee,
was lowered from a build-
ing rooftop and Rock,
who'll be the voice of
Mooseblood the Mosquito,
was part of the photo ops.
And, the Cannes 60th
anniversary poster features
actors and filmmakers
jumping up in air. Samuel
L. Jackson is dead center
and at the top, hovering'
over the gaggle of interna-
tional thespians and direc-
tors is the patron saint of
African filmmaking
(Ousmane Sembene, direc-
tor of Moolaad6 and
Guelwaar) with his hands
out-stretched.
Cannes has spent the last
60 years bringing interna-
tional films, filmmakers and
actors to an annual forum
that's become an intemas
tional must-go, must-see
event. As it looks toward to
its next 60 years, here's hop-
ing it doesn't forget its inno-
vative past, when it rolled
out the red carpet for films
like Black Orpheus and
Carmen Jones, filmmakers
like John Singleton and
Raoul Peck and actors like
Forest Whitaker -and
Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
This 60th anniversary
could have used more direc-
tors. like Aduaka, more
actors to follow in the foot-
steps of Whitaker and
Jackson, and more films
that give voice to black peo-
ple ofNorth America, South
America, Africa and
Europe.
Judging from Cannes'
past, its future looks bright.


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1. CSI: NY, CBS

2. So You Think You Can Dance, Thurs., FOX

3. House, FOX

4. So You Think You Can Dance, Wed., FOX

5. CSI, CBS

6. Shark, CBS

7. Law & Order: SVU, NBC

8. Criminal Minds, CBS

9. Without A Trace, CBS

10. Law & Order: CI, NBC
Source: Nielsen Media Research


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CSI: Crime
; Scene Inves-
tigation:
There's no
business like
? show busi-
ness, espe-
cially in Ve-
gas, and the CSIs are up to
their ears in it, investigating the
deaths of an ex-rocker and a
Cirque du Soleil dancer. Singer
John Mayer also shows up,
playing himself and performing
in a nightclub for Nick and
Catherine (George Eads, Marg
Helgenberger), who soon finds
her own life in danger.


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time achievement award for
daytime entertainment on the
co-creator of those two soaps at
this year's awards honoring
daytime television's best. Ellen
DeGeneres leads the pack with
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Tichina cont'd from D-1
with her current role of
Rochelle Rock, mother
of the title character in
"Everybody Hates
Chris." She also has a
lead role in the block-
buster Disney film
Wild Hogs.
The BET Awards are
going to be broadcast
on June 26, 2007 and
Arnold was one of the
celebrity participants at
the press conference to
announce the nomi-
nees. She is also a
nominee for the Best
_Actress Award. When


asked for her reaction
to her BET
Nomination, Arnold
says, "I feel truly, truly
blessed. I've been in
the business since I
was eight years old and
to be nominated for
anything, to be recog-
nized for anything is
truly a joy for me. God
has blessed me to do
what I love doing. To
come into people's
home every night to
make them laugh,
that's my goal."
Arnold continues,
"God has blessed me to


show my talent on
every level, singing,
dancing, acting, the
whole bit-to be nomi-
nated and to be recog-
nized by my peers and
to be recognized by a
bunch of black people
out there you know.
The show 'Everybody
Hates Chris' has
reached so many gen-
res and so many-differ-
ent ethnicities that it's
just an honor to be rec-
ognized"
Watch the BET
Awards to see if our
lady wins!


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