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Man Convicted of
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ed of murder
Charles Chapman, Jr. was
actually killed by the
police. The incident
occurred in July.
Man Dies While in
m Pieces of
Tony crack cocaine
Currelley was found in
Currelley suffered a
seizure in the JSO vehicle
and later died.
City Councilwoman Disagrees
with New City Fees
In 2007, Bill 2007-0836 was intro-
duced to City Council Members and
eventually approved by a vote of 10-
9. The following Council Members
voting For the Stormwater Fees were:
1 Michael Corrigan, Daniel Davis,
Johnny Gaffney, Art Graham, Ray
city Holt, Kevin Hyde, Jay Jabour,
Councilwoman Stephen Joost, Art Shad, and Mia
Johnson .The Council Members voting
Against.the Stormwater Fees were: Glorious Johnson,
Warren Jones, Denise Lee, Bill Bishop, Richard Clark,
Don Redman, Jack Webb, Clay Yarborough, and
According to Councilwoman Glorious Johnson,
"These fees/taxes are an unfair burden to many of the
people in the Jacksonville community, especially in the
Urban core community dealing with unemployment,
senior citizens on a fixed income, out of pocket pay-
ments for health care, and as many constituents say,
'making ends meet.'
If a citizen chooses not to pay these fees/taxes, a lien
will be placed on their home. "This is ridiculous. We
were elected to serve the people of Jacksonville and the
City Continued A-7
Help for Disabled Veterans
of Detroit Mercy
School of Law
S assist the 94,679
Veterans waiting to learn about avail- veterans in
able services. Jacksonville,
using their Mobile
Law Office and the Mary Singleton Center to provide legal
information and assistance. They also took time to train
local pro bono attorneys to ensure continues representation
to the city's low-income veterans.
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Teen Strangled and
Furnace by Father
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Eddie Harrington, Father
On March 5, 2008,
Harrington and three
Georgia See A7
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old Miguel Matias, con-
fessed to strangling his 14-
Ana Matias, Miguel year-old daughter and
14, murdered Matias, Dad dumping her into the base-
ment furnace. Prior to
police being called to the scene of the burning girl,
Miguel called 911 to advise that he had strangled his
daughter for using his computer to chat with a boy. He
said he then stripped off her clothes and threw her in
the furnace. The girl was 12-weeks pregnant.
Resigns After Laundering
State Representative and church pas-
tor, Walter Ronnie Sailor, Jr., 33, plead- -
ed guilty to federal money laundering
charges and stated that he would resign
as District 93 representative (DeKalb
and Rockdale Counties).
The FBI said the investigation started GeorgiaState
as a drug money laundering investiga- Representative
tion. During that time, Sailor agreed to Ron Sailor, Jr.
launder $75,000 for a ten percent fee.
He had already taken about $300,000 that was to be
laundered. Sailor said he agreed to the proposal to
laundry money because he was so heavy in debt.
The state representative had met with an undercover
law officer in November and December 2007, whom
he thought was a Florida drug dealer. Sailor told the
judge that he was desperate for money and was truly
sorry for his behavior. In addition, he apologized to his
family, friends and constituents and agreed to cooper-
ate fully with the Government.
Governor Crist Talks About
Florida Governor Crist and
Congresswoman Brown a
nomination and he is confide
gates will be seated.
This year, voters turned or
because Florida legislators de
follow the national organi
Democratic delegates will noi
blaming the National Dem
"sticking to the party's rules w
January 29 election.
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week, gave the best politi-
cal speech since former
President John Kennedy
did in 1960 when he talked
about his Catholicism.
Senator Barack Obama, acknowledged the com-
greeting his grandmother in plexity, nuance and legiti-
Kenya. mate grievances on many
sides, said Nicholas D.
Kristof, a columnist for the.New York Times.
Obama has received much criticism because he
remained a member of his home church in Chicago
where Rev. Jeremiah Wright served as pastor.
Rev. Wright has received many awards and has been
a speaker at many churches, colleges and universities
throughout the nation, including churches in
Jacksonville and the nation's most prestigious Black
Obama said, "there is not a black America and a white
America..There's the United States." He added, that is
a beautiful aspiration, and we're making progress
toward it. But this last week has underscored that
we're not nearly there yet.
President Bush in Big Jax
on Economic Issues
/ the country is
facing a chal-
President Bush at Jaxport lenging time
President Bush at Jaxport for our econo-
my but the key is to recognize problems and act early.
He feels the $168 billion stimulus plan which will
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and that his administration is prepared to do more, if
necessary. He spoke at Jaxport on Blount Island
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NORTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
PRESENTS ITS 4TH ANNUAL POINTS OF
EXCELLENCE CELEBRATION -on Saturday, March
29th, Northwest Behavioral Health Services will Host it's
4th Annual Points of Excellence Awards Celebration fea-
turing The Bethune Cookman Inspirational Gospel Choir,
Ms. Vickie Farrie, The Ritz Singers, and the First Baptist
Church of Mandarin Worship and Praise Team. The event
is scheduled to take place at The Times Union Center for
the Performing Arts-Moran Theater 300 West Water
Street at 7:00 p.m. beginning with a Silent Auction. We
will recognize six citizens for their outstanding service
and contributions in the areas of Healthcare, Education,
Economic Development, Faith Leadership and Public
Service. A special award named in honor of long-time com-
munity servant Sara Cotten, will be presented. Single
Ticket Donation: $35.00. For event/ticket information call
781-7797 ext 32/33.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST FLORI-
DA offers BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT throughout the
year at various locations. They have licensed mental health
professionals who offer support groups and information to
address grief and bereavement needs. Professional
bereavement services are available to all members of the
community. Services are available at no charge to families
of Community Hospice patients who have died in our pro-
gram. Cost to community participants is $100 but may be
adjusted based on ability to pay. For more information,
please call (904) 407-7001.
EASTER BEGINS AT FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH -the
Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday, March 23, 6:00 a.m., and
"The Resurrection Celebration", Easter Sunday, March
23, 2008 at 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 91 Old
Kings Rd. North the pastorate of the Rev. Gillard S.
Glover. For more information, call (386) 446-5759.
GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL AME CHURCH -
The Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 6:30 a.m. at
Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, Rev. Tony
Hansberry is the pastor. The celebrated and inspiring
speaker for this great worship experience will be Bishop
McKinley Young,,Presiding Prelate of the 11th District of
the AME Church. Breakfast will be served immediately
following the morning worship. The church is located at
5533 Gilchrist Road in the Sherwood area. Everyone is
invited to attend. For more information call (904) 355-
9475 or (904) 764-5992.
EASTER BRUNCH AT ROY'S come Sunday, March
23rd, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to celebrate with
family this Easter at Roy's. In honor of this special day,
Roy's will be featuring a decadent 3-course brunch menu.
For this special occasion, Roy's is also preparing a deli-
ciously fun Keiki menu just for the kids! The price is $30
per adult / $12' per child. Please visit
www.roysrestaurant.com for your nearest restaurant.
Assembly of God, Inc
(Lane Avenue & I-10)
Pastor Cecil and Easter Weekend Pastor G and
Puin.e wmggins Celebration Kim Wiggs
Good Friday Service
12:00 Noon 3:00 p.m.
"The 7 Sayings of Christ"
"For Such A One As This"
Men's Resurrection Breakfast
Children's Easter Extravaganza
10:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m.
8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
"He Is Risen"
"For Such A One As This"
5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32205 (904) 781-9393
10:45 am Service Interpreted for Deaf at Central Campus
7f ,In Loving Memory '
of the late
MRS. ORALEAN PEACOCK
God called your name so gently,
that only you could hear.
No one heard the footsteps
of the Angels drawing near.
Loving and missing you: Don and Ora McQueen,
Grands, Great-Grand and devoted Cousins,
Chralie and Nora Green _/
BAPTIST BEACHES GIVES HOPE TO HOME-
LESS On March 13, 2008, Baptist Medical Center
Beaches Administrator Mark Slyter presented a $10,000
check to The Sulzbacher Center's Director of Behavioral
Health Services, Dr. Richard C. Christensen. The gift will
make professional mental health services available to
homeless men, women and children living in the beaches
area of Jacksonville. These services will be provided
through The Sulzbacher Center's Homeless Outreach
Program Expansion, or HOPE Team, which began opera-
tions at the beaches on January 22, 2008. Baptist Medical
Center Beaches is located at 1350 13th Avenue South,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida. For more information,
please visit our Web site at: www.sulzbachercenter.org
HOLY TABERNACLE CHURCH
located at 6416 Miriam St., is having
their REVIVAL, REVIVAL,
REVIVAL Friday and Saturday,
March 28 & 29 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m.
Women of God, Prophetess Carolyn
Clark Laithers of Cithadel of Hope
S. Ministry will be the speaker. She is a
loving wife, mother and highly
S : annointed servant of God. Come out
and see her for yourself, the Word of
God manifested in this vessel of God, as she yeild her Temple
for God's use. Paul R. Cardona, Pastpr and R.L. Jones, Senior
Pastor. For more information, call the church at 764-3754.
H.O.P.E.E. Ministries School of the Spirit
Designed to equip and educate the people of God with
Kingdom Knowledge that will cause spiritual growth and
supernatural success in every area of ones life. God is build-
ing a generation that understands Kingdom principles and
priorities; and when these are in place, application com-
bined with implementation will lead to manifestation.
If you are ready for education that leads to elevation,
come join us. Founder and Director, Dr. Beatrice House.
For more information, please call (904) 778-7651 or visit us
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comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee,with
those who moun, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.
ARLINE, Mattie, died
March 15, 2008.
died March 13, 2008.
Lashay, died March 14,
CURRELLEY, Tony J.,
31, died March 18,2008.
DEMPS, Ms. Mamie R.,
died March 14, 2008.
GILBERT, Rev. Tony
L., died March 17, 2008.
HAYES, John H., 76,
died March 18, 2008.
died March 13, 2008.
JACKSON, Andrew, Jr.,
died March 13, 2008.
LANG, James 'Sonny',
died March 15, 2008.
LOVETT, Annie Bell,
died March 13, 2008.
McGOWEN, Julia died
March 13, 2008.
MILLS, Lillie Mae, died
March 15, 2008. ,
* MITCHELL, Ernestine,
died March 17, 2008.
MOSES, Scarlet D., died
March 5, 2008.
died March 12, 2008.
NISSLE, Daniel, died
March 15, 2008.
PERNELL, Gracie, died
March 16, 2008.
ROSS, Cora W., died
March 13, 2008.
SLOAN, James M., 63,
died March 15, 2008.
STEPHENS, Iris, died
March 17, 2008.
TILLMAN, Gene F.,
died March 13, 2008.
WATSON, Edward, Jr.,
66, died March 12, 2008.
WIGGINS, Rev. Arthur
A., 77, died March 13,
2008. Alphonso West
died March 13, 2008.
died March 13, 2008.
'The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .. ........... ............ 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)..................... ......... 100 a.m. -
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor -.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ,'-*'
(904) 764-5727 Church .f r--
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service....................................................................10:00 a.m .
Church School.........................................................................8:45 a.m .
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study...................................................6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday...............................10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry..........................................................6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
A Bible/Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School.........................9:15 10:15 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall.................................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer..............................................12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service....................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School............................................... ... ............................ 9:30 a.m .
M morning W orship.................................................................................. 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday ...................... ...................... Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday....:................................... ............................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School -------- ----------- ---------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study -- -----------Tuesday & Friday----- 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
H.O.P.E.E. MINISTRIES, INC.
Dr. Beatrice House
(All services are held at Hospitality Inn)
7071 103rd St., Jacksonville, FL 32210
Sunday Celebration Service ....................... 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday ............. Word Service .................... 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Youth Service ............... (Third Thursday).... 7 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
"You are invited to join us for a time of celebration and exaltation of
our God and King. The word is rich, the fellowship refreshing and
the presence of God mightily manifested. "
"Helping Others Pursue Excellence and Eternity"
TuTuesday and Thursday
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THE STAR MARCH 22, 2008
"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
High Tea Elegant'
High Tea in the United States refers to afternoon tea or a very formal tea party. The tea party is given in this
country for special occasions to honor a very special person. For such a formal occasion ladies wear good afternoon
dresses or suits and gentlemen wear business suits. Afternoon tea can also be an informal gathering of friends.
And so on a recent late Sunday afternoon, elegantly dressed ladies with gorgeous chapeaus and gloved hands
arrived at the Episcopal Residence for High Tea. As they arrived each was in awe of the transformation of The
Episcopal Residence's transformation into a lovely Tea Room. There were crispy white linens covering tables and
chairs accented with lovely bows. The occasion, for the lovely ladies to enjoy tea, scones, fruit, petit fours, wed-
ding cookies, cheese, and sandwiches served on the best Porcelain China using the finest Silver, was High Tea host-
ed by Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young. Dr. Young, the Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal
Church's First Lady, put on the party as a pre-inaugural event honoring Edward Water's College's 28th President
Dr. Claudette H. Williams.
It was indeed a fabulously brilliant and most charming afternoon. What a delightful way to begin Edward
\Waters College's Inaugural Week! We should do this much more often 'just because', wouldn't you say? /
The Inauguration Committee for EWC's 28th and first female president Dr.
Claudette Williams: Seated: Mesdames Carol Alexander, Brenda Bellard
Harris, and Maggie Johnson Jones. Standing-Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young,
Dr. Anna Hammond, Mrs. Deloris Middlebrooks Mitchell, Dr. Donna H.
Oliver, Mrs. Jacqueline Canady Gray, Congresswoman Corinne Brown and
Dr. Freddie Groomes-McClendon.
E 1 C s
Planners Dr. Donna
Oliver, Provost. Dr.
and Mrs. Carol
A.4 lex a n de r,
Ritz Theatre and
LaI illa Museum.
Congresswoman Corinne Browi andEWCPresident Mesdames Dr. BarbaraDarby,CynthiaAustin, Esq., Barbara Jones were
Dr. Claudette Wdliamns at Pre-Inauguration Tea in dressed for the High Tea Event
honor ofDr. Williams.
Mrs. Laura Rose and EWC Board
Member Dr. Freddie Groomes-
Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young with her Mother Mrs.
Mamie Jackson. Mrs. Jackson in her 94th year is an
active member of Charles St. A. M. E. Church in
for the Pre-Inauguration High Tea event Dr.
Jackson Young with Mesdames Delores
rooks Mitchell and Maggie Johnson Jones
Mesaames Laura (ose
and Evelyn Wdliams
Johnson, Jessie Kirkland,
Applause! Applause! Applause!
The Inaugural Concert honoring Dr. Claudette H. Williams, the 28th President
and the first female leader of Edward Waters College held at the Robert E. Jacoby
Symphon) Hall, Times Union Center for the Performing Arts featured Broadway
Performer and Jacksonville native Songstress Roslyn Burrough, the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Morihiko Nakahara and Ms. Linda Twine and
the world renowned Edward Waters College under the direction of Dr. Samuel D.
"The concert is the first of a four-day series of events to celebrate this special
TheAlto and TenorSections oftheFamedEWCChoirastheyperform with the JacksonvifeSymphony. Photo inauguration...Tonight's program resumes a longstanding partnership between
by Frank PowelLinauguration...Tonight's program resumes a longstanding partnership between
Edward Waters College and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra", stated Bishop
McKinley Young, Chairman of the Edward Waters College Board of Trustees and
leader of the Eleventh District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Ms. Burrough had not performed with the Jacksonville Symphony since 1981.
We hope that their next performance will be much sooner as the performances of the
-Edward Waters College Choir, Ms. Burrough and the Jacksonville Symphony
.". Orchestra were absolutely brilliant! /
.ongstress5 oz0: ISurrougII, Dr.
Johnetta Betsch Cole and
FranA Poiell. Photo courtesy
of FranA Posvell.
Songstress Roz Burrough responds to the rousing
applause following her performance with the
Jacksonville Symphony Photo by Frank Powell
The Robert Mannings and Mrs. Thelma Lewis stopped for a moment
before being seated at the EWC/Jacksonville Symphony Event
The Canadys were celebrating Mrs. Ms. Verona Mitchell and Mrs.
Canady's birthday at the Annette Limbric Hill at the
EWC/Jacksonville Symphony Event. EWC/Jacksonville Symphony
eg-,t let itsko fyi itr pcmngeens' I I I t(94 76-84; -,ail oial* h Ird~a. 1
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Marian Anderson: A Life of Breaking Barriers
(February 27, 1897 April
8, 1993), was an American
contralto, perhaps best
remembered for her per-
formance on Easter Sunday,
1939 on the steps of the
Lincoln Memorial in
Anderson was born in
She joined a junior church
choir at the age of six, and
applied to an all-white
music school after her grad-
uation from high school in
1921, but was turned away
because she was black. The
woman working the admis-
sions counter replied, "We
don't take colored" when
she tried to apply.
Consequently, she contin-
ued her singing studies with
a private teacher. She
debuted with the New York
Philharmonic on August 26,
1925 and scored an imme-
diate success, also with the
critics. In 1928, she sang for
the first time at Carnegie
Hall. Her reputation was
further advanced by her
tour through Europe in the
early 1930s where she did
not encounter the racial
prejudices she had experi-
enced in America.
The famed conductor
Arturo Toscanini told her
she had a voice "heard once
in a hundred years." In
1934, impresario Sol Hurok
offered her a better contract
than she had previously had
with Arthur Judson. Hurok
became her manager for the
rest of her performing
In 1939, the Daughters
of the American Revolution
(DAR) refused permission
for Anderson to sing to an
integrated, audience in
Constitution Hall. The
District of Columbia Board
of Education declined' a
request to use the auditori-
um of a white public high
school. As a result of the
ensuing furor, thousands of
DAR members, including
First Lady Eleanor
The Roosevelts, with
Walter White, then-execu-
tive secretary of the
NAACP, and Anderson's
manager, impresario Sol
Hurok, then persuaded
Secretary of the Interior
Harold L. Ickes to arrange
an open air Marian
Anderson concert on the
steps of the Lincoln
Memorial. The concert,
commencing with a digni-
fied and stirring rendition of
"My Country, 'Tis of Thee"
attracted a crowd of more
75,000 of all colors and was
a sensation with a national
radio audience of millions.
The concert mentioned
above was held on Easter
Sunday in 1939. Anderson
was accompanied by the
Finnish accompanist Kosti
Vehanen, who introduced
Marian to Jean Sibelius in
1933. Sibelius was over-
whelmed with Anderson's
performance and asked his
wife to bring champagne in
place of'the traditional cof-
fee. At this moment
Sibelius started altering and
composing songs for
Anderson, who was
delighted to have met a
musician of Sibelius' mag-
nitude, who felt that she
had been able to penetrate
the Nordic soul.
In 1943, Anderson sang
at the invitation of the DAR
to an integrated audience at
Constitution Hall as part of
a benefit for the American
Red Cross. By contrast, the
federal government contin-
ued to bar her from using
the high school auditorium
in the District of Columbia.
On January 7, 1955,
Anderson broke the color
barrier by becoming the
first African-American to
perform with the New York
Metropolitan Opera. On
that occasion, she sang the
part of Ulrica in Giuseppe
Verdi's Un ballo in
In 1958 she was official-
ly designated delegate to the
United Nations and in 1972
she was awarded the UN
In 1993, Anderson died
of heart failure at age 96.
In 2001, the 1939 docu-
mentary. film, Marian
Anderson: the Lincoln
Memorial Concert was
selected for preservation in
the United States National
Film Registry by the
Library of Congress.
On January 27, 2005, a
postage stamp honored
Marian Anderson as part of
the Black Heritage series.
Anderson is also pictured
on the US$5,000 Series I
,United States Savings
The Marian Anderson
Award is given to an artist
who exhibits leadership in a
humanitarian area. The
award was first given in
The United States
Postal Service com-
tamp honoring the
legendary opera con-
tralto singer Marian
stamp, part of the
series, was issued
February 28, 2005.
Anderson was one of
the greatest -classi-
cally trained singers
of the 20th century.
Debbie Allen: Dancer/Choreographer,
Debbie Allen (born
Deborrah Kaye Allen on
January 16, 1950 in
Houston, Texas) is an
American actress, choreog-
rapher, television director,
television producer, and a
member of the President's
Committee on the Arts and
Humanities. She is best
known for her role as Lydia
Grant in the hit television
series, Fame. Her mother,
Vivian Allen, moved her
children away from the USA
and down to Mexico to
escape prejudice. Her father
was Cherokee Native
Allen earned a B.A.
degree in classical Greek lit-
erature, speech, and" theater
from Howard University
and holds honorary doctor-
ates from both her alma
mater and the North
Carolina School for the Arts.
Allen became a house-
hold name when she played
Lydia Grant in the 1980
movie Fame. She become a
central figure in the highly
Debbie Allen with her sister, actress Phylicia Rashad.
popular television adapta-
tion, which ran from 1982 to
1987. During the opening
montage of each episode, Ms.
Grant told her students:
"You've got big dreams? You
want fame? Well, fame costs.
And right here is where you
start paying ... in sweat."
She later became the pro-
ducer-director of the popular
television series, "A Different
W o r I d .
The show dealt with the life
of students at the fictional his-
* torically black college,
Hillman, and ran for six sea-
sons on NBC.
She is the sister of
Phylicia Rashad, and is mar-
ried to former NBA player
Norm Nixon. She and Nixon
have two children, Vivian
(bom 1984) and Norm Jr.
In 2008 she will direct the
Broadway production of
Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer
Prize-winning drama Cat on
a Hot Tin Roof starring stage
James Earl Jones.
Gladys Knight: Legendary Songstress for All Time
Gladys Maria Knight
(born May 28, 1944 in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is
an American R&B/soul
singer, actress and author.
She is best known for the
hits she recorded during the
1960s and 1970s, for both
the Motown and Buddah
Records labels, with her
group Gladys Knight & the
Pips, the most famous
incarnation of which also
included her brother Merald
"Bubba" Knight and her
cousins Edward Patten and
Gladys Knight was born
to Mer'ald Woodlow Knight
and Sarah Elizabeth Woods.
She first achieved minor
fame by winning Ted
Mack's Original Amateur
Hour TV show contest at
the age of 7 in 1952. The
following year, she, her
brother Merald, sister
Brenda, and cousins
.William and Elenor Guest
formed a musical group
called The Pips, (named
after another cousin, James
"Pip" Woods). By the end of
the decade, the act had
begun to tour, and had
replaced Brenda Knight and
Eleanor Guest with Gladys
Knight's cousin Edward
Patten and friend Langston
Gladys Knight & the
Pips joined the Motown
roster in 1966, and,
although regarded as a sec-
ond-string act, scored sev-
eral hit singles, including "I
Heard It Through the
Grapevine," (also recorded
by Marvin Gaye),
"Friendship Train" (1969),
"If I Were Your Woman"
(1970), "I Don't Want To
Do Wrong" (1971), the
Grammy Award winning
"Neither One of Us (Wants
to Be the First to Say
Goodbye)" (1972), and
"Daddy Could Swear (I
The act left Motown for
a better deal with Buddah
Records in 1973, and
achieved full-fledged suc-
cess that year with hits such
as the Grammy-winning
"Midnight Train to
Georgia" (#1 on the pop and
R&B chart), "I've Got to
Use My Imagination," and
"Best Thing That Ever
Happened to Me." In the
summer of 1974, Knight
and 'the Pips recorded the
soundtrack to the successful
film Claudine with produc-
er Curtis Mayfield.
In 1987, Knight decided
to pursue a solo career, and
she and the Pips recorded
their final LP together, All
Our Love (1987), for MCA
Records. Its lead single,
"Love Overboard", was a
successful hit and won a
second Grammy for the act
as well. After a successful
1988 tour, the Pips retired
and Knight beganher solo
career. Gladys Knight & the
Pips were inducted into the
Georgia Music Hall of
Fame in 1989 and into the
Gladys Knight & The Pips in the late 1960s.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
While still with The
Pips, Knight joined with
Dionne Warwick, Stevie
Wonder, and Elton John on
the 1986 AIDS benefit sin-
gle, "That's What Friends
Are For" which won a
Grammy for Best Pop
Performance By A Duo Or
Group With Vocal. In 1989,
Gladys Knight recorded the
title track for the James
Bond movie Licence to Kill,
a top 10 hit both in the UK
Now married to William
McDowell, Knight joined
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in
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State Rep. Jennifer Carroll: Making History
Carroll is the first
fem le Republican, ever
to le elected to the
She was elected in
District 13- in 2003 and
reelected without oppo-
sition in 2004.
She is the Vice-Chair
of. the Ethics and
and serves on the
Finance & Tax, Growth
Committees, in addition
to her duties as Majority
During the 2004
Jennifer was able to pass
that protects members of
Watch Programs from
harassment and intimi-
dation. She also spon-
sored the "Live the
Dream" specialty license
plate which pays tribute
to Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., by using his
likeness. The proceeds
from the sale of the plate
will go to several worth-
including the March of
Dimes 'and the
Association of Healthy
Start Coalitions, to help
reduce health disparities
in low income communi-
ties. Jennifer was also
successful in securing
much needed funding
for library construction
in Northeast Florida, as
well as securing
statewide dollars for the
Boy Scout's Learning for
Life program and the
Girl Scout's character
Jennifer is the former
Executive Director of
Florida Department of
Veterans' Affairs. She
was responsible for the
claims and benefits of
over 1.8 million eter-
ans. Under her leader-
ship, more than $63 nmI-
lion in retroactive com-
pensation was awarded
to Florida veterans. .She
lobbied for the retention
of state construction
funds for the Bay and
Charlotte County State
Homes, and led the gen-
eration of two federal
matching grant applica-
tions that resulted in $15
million in federal funds
for these projects. She
was also the Chairperson
for Florida's Council on
sought ways to provide
toward solving Florida's
homeless problem, par-
ticularly within the vet-
eran's' community. She
also worked closely with
the Federal Department
of Veterans Affairs to
secure Jacksonville as a
site to receive a national
Jennifer holds a
Bachelor's Degree in
Political Science from
the University of New
Mexico and an Honorary
Doctorate Degree from
Jennifer enlisted in
the Navy in 1979, and
rose through the ranks
from an enlisted Jet
Mechanic to retire as a
Officer after 20-years
Jennifer has received
numerous awards for her
community service. She
was the recipient of the
2001 Center for New
Leadership Award, 1998
First Coast African
Florida State Rep. Jennifer Carroll, R-Green Cove
Springs. Third term Republican from Florida 13th
District. First elected in 4003.
Award, 1996 Clay
County Chamber of
Person of the Year, 1996
YMCA Black Achievers
Award recipient. In 1999
and 2002 she was
awarded the "Top 10"
Republican Award from
the Clay County
Republican Party, and in
2004, "Legislator of the
Year" from the
Jennifer is a graduate
of Project Blue Print
Class of '97 and
Class of '97. She is a
Member of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority Inc.,
Orange Park Rotary,
Paul Harris Fellow, First
Coast African American
Chamber of Commerce,
member of Florida
Board of Governor, Clay
Women of Clay, dual
member of Federated
Republican Women of
Duval, and dual member
of Duval Federated
Club. She is the former
Commissioner on the
Commission on the
Status of Women, a for-
mer Board, Member of
Gateway Girl Scouts
Council, Inc., and also a
Community Council Inc..
member. She was also
an affiliate, and former
Governor Appointee to
the Northeast Regional
Jennifer is also an active
member of American
Legion Post,0197 and
The Fleet Reserve
Association Post 128.
Jennifer is currently a
board member of the
Commission and the
of Clay County.
In 2001 President
George W. Bush
appointed Jennifer to
"The White House
Commission," where she
served until the spring of
2004. In May of 2004,
Jennifer was appointed
to the Veterans'
Jennifer resides in
Clay County and is mar-
ried to Mr. Nolan
Carroll. They have three
Strength. Those are
some' of the words
dents use to describe
the late Jackie. Brown
was a well-known
community activists and
organizer who passed
at the age of 43 after a
battle with breast can-
cer last July. She kept
her illness private
because she didn't want
to burden anyone
according to her son
national attention in
2005 when she dressed
up as Aunt Jemima to
voice her opinions
dealing with minorities
during a city council
meeting when to under-
store her opinions
about the way the city
handled minority busi-
nesses. But although
that incident garnered a
lot of attention, it was
minute compared to the
tireless hours she spent
working to increase
work opportunities for
minorities and small
businesses. She attend-
ed every City Council
meeting since 2004.
During those meetings
she spoke for the full
three minutes she was
allotted during the pub-
Brown was born into
with nine children. She
was the first in her fanm-
ily to graduate from
high school and col-
lege. When she gradu-
ated she joined her
father's building sub-
after a struggle in find-
ing a job. She earned
licenses in general con-
tracting and under-
ground utilities. Later
she started her on sub-
"Jackie spoke up
loud and proud against
an insidious, pervasive
and entrenched status
quo of racism in
Jacksonville that often
gets expressed in this
modern era through
either neglect and/or a
lack of funding," said
David McQueen, "an
economic lynching --
rather than the physical
lynchings of days gone
Her supporters and
opponents alike agreed
that she was a brave
woman who was not
afraid to stand up for
what she believed in
and the importance of
ment. She was laid to
rest on Saturday July
"What the people want is very simple they want an
America as good as its promise."
-Barbara Jordan (February 21, 1936 January 17, 1996)
An African-American politician from Texas. She served as a congresswoman in
the United States House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979.
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Historical milestones were made during the festive inaugu-
ral services for the 28th President of Edward Waters College.
People from miles around turned out for four days straight to
bear witness to numerous events that were free and open to the
public. For those who weren't there, The Florida Star will pro-
vide its loyal readers with a glimpse of the pomp and circum-
stance that took place.
The theme, "A New Beginning" was highlighted through-
out. What a regal celebration from day one opening with The
Inaugural Concert featuring the Edward Waters College Concert
Choir and Roslyn Burrough as guest artist along with the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. EWC founded by the
African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1866 has been
acclaimed in the past 78 years for a superior choir. Under the
direction of Dr. Samuel Shingles, the choir illustrated a portrait
of excellence causing the college and community to beam with pride. Their voices were magnif-
icent as they superbly sang Mozart's Coronation Mass in Latin and other classical songs. The
young ladies were formerly dressed in black satin gowns with shawls and full-length black satin
gloves. Their jewelry worn was a strain of pearls with matching earrings. Young men of the choir
wore tuxedoes with white shirts and the appropriate bow,ties. The choir's stellar performance
brought the audience to their feet in thunderous applause.
Intermission was signaled with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra conducted by
Morihiko Nakahara playing Lecuona's all time favorite rambunctious and rhythmic "Malaguena."
Following the brief intermission the stage was all Roslyn "Auntie Roz" Burrough's. She
stepped into the spotlight in a brilliant red-red gown designed by Brenda Brunson Bey, wearing
red stilettos and four inched dangling rhinestone earrings. Roslyn a Jacksonville native who had
her first voice lessons from her mother, renowned gospel singer, Alice Burrough and her first
piano lessons from Mary Lewis Betsch has traveled across the globe during a thirty-year career
on Broadway and beyond. For her performance, Roslyn brought along an entourage of friends,
supporters and relatives from New York to Houston and provided opportunities for this city's
finest musical talent to be featured with her. From New York, Linda Twine, (a Johnnetta Betsch
Cole look a like) the only African American female conductor on Broadway conducted Roslyn.
Linda Twine is an icon in the music world and conducted the Oprah Winfrey's The Color Purple
throughout its long playing on Broadway. Local musicians accompanying included Omar
Dickinson on piano, John Lumpkin, Jr., drums, Lawrence Buckner, acoustical bass and Randal
Haywood, trumpet. Burrough and the Jacksonville Symphony rocked the Jacoby Symphony Hall
as she sang repertoires of jazz, spirituals, Broadway, and her own arrangements from the Silver
Burdett Music Textbook Series.
Saturday, March 15, 2008, the Inauguration of Dr. Claudette H. Williams, a native Jamaican
has been etched in the annals of great honor in the City of Jacksonville, Florida. It seemed as
though everybody from everywhere was there to witness the momentous occasion. Those in atten-
dance gave undivided attention for the grand procession as the lovely and familiar face of Joyce
Morgan Danford introduced and announced the distinguished lineup. The Adams-Jenkins Sports
and Music Complex ofn Kings Road and Spires was filled to capacity.
Dr. Williams was regally cloaked in a royal purple velvet robe with black satin accent bars.
The traditional presidential tamoshanter style headdress wom by Dr. Williams was a fashionably
fit ensemble of the academic regalia. The finishing beauty of Williams' garments was the adorn-
ment of the elegant Presidential Medallion designedby staff member Roy Farmer.
Bishop McKinley Young, of The 11th District of the AME Church and Chairman of the EWC
Board of Trustees presided over the program. Reverend Dr. Carlton D. Jones an EWC member of
the Board of Trustees gave the invocation. Greetings and well wishes were brought by the
Honorables Corrine Brown, Tony Hill, Audrey Gibson, Warren Jones, Nathaniel Glover, as well
as from Jacksonville and Bethune University Presidents, Drs. Kerry Romesbur and Trudie Kibbe
Reed. Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Jacksonville native and President Emeritus of Bennett College
and Spelman College, delivered keynote remarks. Dr. Cole shared with the audience her support
of the excellence and ethics that are trademarks of EWC's first woman president, as she stated,
"Claudette Williams is the most effective person I have ever known and she will include all in set-
ting a vision to turn into a reality."
With her husband, mother, children and other relatives on the front row, Dr. Claudette H.
Williams shared her vision for the college and the journey which began in Jamaica that brought
her to 1658 Kings Road as President of the oldest private college as well as the first institution
established for the education of African Americans in the State of Florida. Williams' stated,
"People saw something in me I did not see and today, I say thank you." President Williams fur-
ther noted that she had stood on the shoulders of many giants and is committed to doing her best
to help others succeed as mentors from Jamaica to the mainland have helped her.
Williams sees the institution and students that she leads and serves as a college that is not
boxed in isolation from the community but as a part of the community bringing both together for
advancements. Williams describes Jacksonville as a gorgeous city with its palm trees and bridges
surrounded by water, reminding her of her childhood home. She finds the people of Jacksonville
to be warm and embracing, supportive in sharing their time, prayers, talents and treasures. Even
though we are fading hard economic times with the restoration of credibility to the college she
knows that Edward Waters College is soon to become a model institution for higher education as
they implement the best practices for excellence, ethics and integrity.
After being at the helm of the college for nearly one year, Dr. Williams is forging ahead with
the entire campus buying into the "Double E Principle" of Ethics and Excellence. To date they
have formed 19 partnerships with corporate partners such as CSX, Blue Cross and Blue Shield,
Wachovia, and a number of others who provide volunteer services for the many projects. Much
to the delight of the neighborhood there are plans to restore the historic home of Susie E. Tolbert
at 7th and Pearce. Williams' goals are to make the college financially stable to support an academ-
ically rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the world of work. Michael Ward, President
of CSX announced a $1 Million dollar donation from he and his wife to help get the college in
physical shape. There were teats, cheers and the singing of Mozart's Alleluia, from "Exsultate,
Dr. Williams has broken the mold that for 141 years was headed by men only selected by the
Bishop and prelates of the AME Church. She will do well as God has blessed her with a support-
ive Board of Trustees faculty, staff, student body and alumni association that does not see her gen-
der as a problem.
Enjoy a country-like setting in the city with no CDD
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exterior options, exceptional standard interior JDB
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your home. Off Lane Ave N. one mile South of Old
Kings. Contact Ed Burney at (904) 386-9421 or 2008 or
LYroL naura oj trustees
Roslyn Phillips, The Mayor Chief
Conununity Offer, and Director City of
Jacksonville Bishop McKinley Young.
Roslyn Burrough ana Dr.
"It was amazing to receive strong support
from such a diverse audience during my
inauguration ceremony from students to
faculty to our community church leaders to
business people from around the City oj
JacAsonville," said Dr. Williams. "'The
strength of this community will be fundamen-
tul in our efforts to bring Edward Ha ters
College into the 21st centum. "
Inspired by' Dr. Willians' vision, CSX
Transportation 's CEO ,ichael 1aird and his
wife donated SI million to El C, which will
be used to repair basic infrastructure such as
elevators, roofing and plumbing, as well as
Michael Ward, President of CSX Transportation donated SIMillion improve campus security and support the
Dollars to Edward Waters College; U. S. Congresswoman Corrine EWC marching band with new uniforms,
Brown, 3rd Congressional Distric thanks Mr. Wardfor supporting scholarships and repaired instruments.
the college at a serious time of need.
"Our contribution is directed at the college's needs as they relate to the physical plant, the condition of class-
rooms and offices, and the need to support safety and security initiatives on campus," Ward said. "I hope that
Others will see what Dr. Williams brings to Edward Waters, and
0 **.,that the community will rally behind her and the mission of pro-
viding quality education."
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Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Honorary Co- Chairperson of
the Inaugural events, in reflecting on this very historical event stat-
ed, "Today marks a new beginning for Edward Waters College
and the Jacksonville community. This New Beginning is a journey
towards Ethics and Excellence, in a manner never before seen in
the history of the State's oldest institution of higher learning. Ii
marks a turning point where all of Jacksonville's citizens can and
must play a vital part in the growth and direction of this college.
From the offices of our Corporate friends to the streets of the com-
munities served by Edward Waters College, it is my aim to engage
all of Jacksonville in this journey. With the support of donations
and contributions already received form friends of the college, to
the generous recent support by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ward,
President of CSX Transportation, with a $1 Million donation,
announced at the Inauguration Saturday, I am convinced that
working together with all segments of the community, we can help
Edward Waters College live out the promises of its founders,
under the capable leadership of Dr. Claudette H. Willams and
serve the needs of students, their families and this community, all
working together as partners." This is my pledge and I urge all oj
Jacksonville to join me in this very exciting journey."
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BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS
I T I r
Chef Cynthia Ferrell ,.
of Bennie Ferrell Catering
Started in 1959 as a family operated business.
Bennie Ferrell Catering has grown to become one of
the largest and most recommended catering service
in the Houston area.
The business has instituted a full in-house train-
ing program for its staff. Service is an art at Bennie
Ferrell Catering. They are committed to hiring the
best and properly developing exceptional 'people
with a love for service.
The company's clientele list reads like who's who .
among Houston's corporate and influential people. Mrs. Norma Ferrell with daugh-
Bennie Ferrell has catered to the George Bush fami- ters Renee and Chef Cynthia.
ly for many years and has served local and international dignitaries, congressmen and gov-
ernors. A few of the company's corporate clients have included Amoco, Hewlett Packard,
Neiman-Marcus, Astroworld, Southwestern Bell, and Reliant Energy. The company has
conducted gala and fundraising events for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the
Houston Museum of Fine
Arts. It catered the 1990
Economic Summit in
Houston, the 1992
and the 2004 SuperBowl
XXXVIII being the major
caterer at these events.
4 Bennie Ferrell
Catering iseone of the most
popular wedding caterers
in Houston. The company
customizes each wedding
to fit the needs of the
client. Their extraordinary
The Ferrell Sisters Renee Ferrell (Sharp), Cynthia presentations at weddings
Ferrell,(Sample) owners of Bennie Ferrell Catering and DeDe
Ferrell Lea Executive VP Viacom are very memorable.
The company operates
a kitchen production facility, warehouse and central office. Their central office is at 5100
Westheimer. The current marketing mix is 50% weddings and 50% social and commercial.
Bennie Ferrell passed .
away in 1979, wife Norma
Chef Cynthia still carry on
the family tradition of pro-
viding high-quality food
combined with the high-
services. Along with an
experienced sales, produc-
tion, and kitchen staff, ,. i .
Bennie Ferrell Catering '~. -M
has become the most rec- --
omnmended caterer in t LMN i
ANTA MAJIGEEN NJAAY (ANNA)
OF KINGSLEY PLANTATION located at
11676 Palmetto Avenue,
near the St. Johns River
Ferry Landing, on Fort
George Island, offers a
close-up view of slavery
from a fascinating and
Zephaniah Kingsley, who
bought the property in
1814, married one of his
slaves, a woman from
ot mt West Africa's Wolof
country (now part of
Senegal) named Anta
S.Majigeen Njaay, who was
called Anna in Florida.
She helped manage the
plantation and also
acquired her own land
and slaves. A few years
later, when Spain ceded
Florida to the United
i States in 1821, the territo-
ry's relatively less restric-
tive policies (slaves could sue their owners in court, for example) ended. As
increasingly oppressive laws were enacted, to escape what Zephaniah Kingsley
called "a spirit of intolerant prejudice," the family, with about fifty slaves whom
he and his wife now freed, fled to Haiti, a nation he called "the purest republic."
Anta Kingsley returned to Jacksonville after her husband's death in 1843 and
had to battle in the courts to claim the land her husband had willed to her and
their children. She ultimately won, becoming owner of the Kingsley Plantation
and one of the most influential of free blacks in north Florida. The plantation site
is now managed by the National Park Service and is the best-preserved example
of the old plantation system in Florida.
Seven generations later, one of Anta and Zephaniah Kingsley's descendants,
MaVynne Betsch, became known as the "Beach Lady" of American Beach, where
for thirty years-literally until the day she died, September 5, 2005-she passion-
ately fought for environmental protection of the historic black resort area.
ALEXIS M. HERMAN -Was the first African American and
fifth woman appointed Secretary of Labor. She served in second Clinton admin-
istration. Was chief of staff and vice chair of the Democratic National
Committee. Began political career as director of Labor Department's Women's
Bureau in Carter admin-
istration and was
youngest person (then
29) to serve in that posi-
tion. Headed The Coca-
Cola Co.'s Human
Resources Task Force,
which oversaw the com-
pany's diversity commit-
ment after its $192-mil-
tion settlement. Recently
named to Coca-Cola's
board of directors.
., .. Chairs the Toyota
.v- Diversity Advisory
Board and Sodexo's
Board. Heads New
Ventures, a corporate-
: diversity consultancy.
Betty Asque Davis -
Betty is known for a woman of many talents. We
always knew that since she writes the LifeStyle
column for The Florida Star, but she proved anoth-
er talent when she decided to expand her work
hours and sell real estate. At Watson's, she won the
President's Award. "Our Stars Among The Stars!"
When entering a room, the smile hits you first,
followed by a burst of positive energy. You are
likely to encounter her at an Alpha Kappa Alpha
sorority event, a project of The Links, a Leadership.
Jacksonville gathering or any number of civic and
Being a Realtor with Watson Realty
and a columnist for The Florida Star are
just two of many turns her career path has
taken her. In addition to being a wife to J.
Carl Davis, Betty is a mother of three and
grandmother of seven. Although, she is
retired as administrator of public assistance
for this region after 30 years with Florida's
then Health & Rehabilitative Services, she
has not retired from working altogether.
Betty Asque Davis is a true business
woman and a socialite.
Chimamande Ngozi Adichie -Bythetimeshe
was 21, Adichie had already published a collection of poems, Decisions (1998), and
a play, For Love of Biafra (1998). In the latter work, she recounts the painful expe-
riences of a young Igbo woman, Adaobi, and her family, right before and during the
Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s. The family's initial optimism about the creation
of an independent and peaceful Biafran nation in Eastern Nigeria, after the region's
secession from the Northern and Western parts of the country, ends in disillusion-
ment. Daily massacres, hunger and disease claim several members of Adaobi's fam-
ily and shatter the Biafran hopes.
Adichie displays not only a keen aware-
ness of the importance of ethnicity in
Nigeria but also, especially in her later fic-
tion, of the hardship often endured by
Nigerian immigrants in the United States
and in England. In several short stories
("You in America", "My Mother, the Crazy
African", "New Husband", "The Grief of
Strangers"), she examines issues faced by
first-generation immigrants, ranging from
abuse and financial difficulties to problems
relating to language and identity.
Adichie's first novel, Purple Hibiscus
(2003), was very well received by readers
and critics alike. Set against the background
of the political turmoil of the late 1990s in Nigeria, the story centers on Kambili
Achike, a fifteen-year-old schoolgirl, and her family.
Family, religion, politics and tolerance thus appear to be the central themes of an
outstanding novel which may receive considerable critical attention in the future.
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W O M EN IN SPORTS,
Allyson Felix -Track Star M..
Sprinter signs with adidas, plans to attend USC
Allyson Felix, the 17-year-old American sprinter
with the world's fastest time in the 200 meters this year, .
will bypass college competition to go directly to the
professional track circuit.
Her decision had been revealed earlier in the day
when adidas spokesman Jan Runau confirmed Felix had
signed a sponsorship contract with the shoe company.
Such contracts automatically make an athlete a profes-
Career Highlights: 2-time World Outdoor 200m
champion ('05, '07); 2007 World Outdoor 4x100m and
4x400m gold medalist; 3-time USA Outdoor 200m
champion ('04, '05, '07); 2004 Olympic 200m silver medalist; World Junior record
holder; 2004 USA junior champion; 2003 USA Indoor champion; 2003 Pan
American Games bronze medalist; Five-time California state prep champion (three-
time 100m, two-time 200m); 2001 World Youth 100m gold medalist
At the 2007 IAAF World Outdoor Championships, Felix is second woman in
history to win 3 gold medals at one World Championships. With 75 meters remain-
ingin the women's 200m Felix simply took off, striding to the gold medal and a
huge personal best of 21.81 seconds (1.7 mps wind), the fastest time run by a
woman this century. The time improved Felix's previous best by .30 and defeated
Campbell in second (22.34) by an astounding .53, the biggest margin of victory in
World Championships history. She then went on to win gold in both relays, running
the second leg of the 4xl00m (41.98) and the 4x400m (3:18.55) with perhaps the
fastest 4x400m relay leg ever by an American woman at a major championship
(unofficially 48.0)...Felix raced to her third USA Outdoor title in 2007. At the end
of a season of illness and injury, Felix returned to form in the women's 200 meters
at the 2006 World Athletics Final, winning in a meet record 22.11. She then went on
to place third in the 100m with in 11.07... 2005 was a phenomenal year for Felix,
who was undefeated in the 200, won the world title, set personal bests at 100 and
400 meters, and earned the Jesse Owens Award as the country's top female athlete.
She won her second straight national title in the 2005 Visa 200 meters at the USA
Outdoor Championships (22.13WL), then came from behind to win the world title
in Helsinki in 22.16. On the year, Felix owned the three fastest times in the world
in 2005... From 2003 to 2004, Felix went from being a national-caliber junior ath-
lete to a world junior record-breaker, World Championships competitor, and
Olympic 200m silver medalist...as an 18-year-old, she won her first Olympic medal
in the women's 200m in Athens and secured the world junior record that she had
waited a year to officially break, clocking 22.18... the performance gave Felix, the
youngest person on the U.S. team, the world junior record by .01 seconds. She beat
the existing record of 22.19, set in 1980 by the Soviet Union's Natalya Bochina.
JACK OF THE WEEK
by May E. Ford, Layout Editor
for The Florida Star
Stephen F. Austin's # 10 Lady Jack
- Natashia Green, made Jack of the
week, week, of March 5th, scoring 23
points in Wednesday's game at Texas
A&M-Corpus Christi, TX.
Natashia was born in Shreveport,
LA and later moved to the Dallas, TX
area, where she attended Lancaster
High School. While there she started
playing basketball and became one of -
Lancaster's MVP players as a Lady
Tiger. She received a four year basket- ---t
ball scholarship and is now a Junior at
Steven F. Austin State University
where she is utilizing her scholarship. '
Miss Green intends to further her edu-
cation in Australia, majoring in
Natashia's love for basketball has enabled her to travel to
many cities across the country. Although, she is always in the
news for her basketball skills, she remains modest. When
interviewed last week by
NTRE Channel-9 News sta-
tion, she said, "people don't
remember me by my #10 jer-
sey, they remember rie by my10
bold hair styles." So, this time I
she decided to talk about how .
her grandmother, Muriel
Taylor, styled her hair in many different colors throughout
her basketball career, so that she would be recognized like L.
the Williams twins were recognized for their braids and
beads in tennis. Her motto is, "if you are different, you will -
be seen and remembered. Being one of the best makes it even better," she says.
Last year, Natashia decided to join one of the most powerful and determined alumnaes,
Chi Omega Fraternity. It was founded at the time when there
were only fraternities for men. So, it's still called a fraterni-
ty instead of a sorority to this day.
The Story of Chi Omega Founding
Determined to have the same sense of belonging and sta-
tus the 'fraternity men enjoyed, one small band of young
women, with the help of a local dentist, established the
secrets, symbolism and rites that today bind together over
300,000 women from over 170 campuses and in more than
250 alumnae chapters.
Chi Omega was the first women's fraternity to undertake
a major gift to a university. Mary Love Collins and Dr.
Richardson scouted a location for a Greek Theatre at the
Natashia is seen with oneof University of Arkansas. The theatre still stands, with five
her frat sisters at a western words engraved on the frieze: Knowledge, Integrity,
dance. Courage, Culture, and Intelligence.
Rutgers Coach C. Vivian Stringer -has
coached Rutgers University's women's bas-
ketball team since 1995. She has the third
best record of any Division I women's bas-
ketball coach in history. She is the first coach
in women's or men's basketball to take three
shcools to Final Four. She is named one of the
"101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports"
by Sports Illustrated in 2003. She helped lead
Team USA to a gold metal in 2004 U.S.
Stringer received Black Coaches
Association's Lifetime Achievement Award
M Bin 2004 and is recognized nationally for lead-
ership and dignity in Don Imus scandal last
On her home court, Coach Stringer soaked in the moment after winning her
800th game and joining college basketball's most exclusive club.
Stringer reached her milestone after succedding at three different schools. "I'm
the only one who has gone from Cheyney to Iowa to Rutgers. I wonder why I just
couldn't find a home,"'said Stringer with a laugh.
Everyone in the crowd was given signs marking the 800th victory, but the
Scarlet Knights couldn't start celebrating until the final minute. With 80 seconds
left, fans gave the Hall of Fame coach a standing ovation and chanted her initials.
When the clock reached zero, Rutgers' Essence Carson, a senior, threw her coach
the game ball. "It was her ball, she deserved it," said Carson, who was a freshman
when Stringer won her 700th game.
After the historic win, Rutgers President Richard McCormick and athletic direc-
tor Robert Mulcahy gave Stringer a commemorative ball. The victory was the 280th
of Stringer's 12-season career'at Rutgers. She is the first coach, men's or women's,
to take three different programs to the Final Four, and she guided Rutgers to the
national championship game last season.
Ethiopia Gelete Burka -
celebrates after wining the Women's BK race, part
of the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross
county Run in Edinburgh, Scotland's Holyrood
Gelete Burka of Ethiopia won the women's
1,500 in 4:00.48, with Russian Yuliya Chizhenko-
Fomenko at 4:02.98 at the Prefontaine Classic
track and field meet in Oregon. They were the
world's two fastest times in this young season
Now that her cross country season has ended
with three wins in as many races for, Burka said
her next target for the year is entering into the top
ranks of female track running.
Her first challenge of the track season could
come as early as the end of April at the Ethiopian championships where she could
reunite her 5000m rivalry with Dibaba, Defar, and Melkamu provided all three take
"I have big ambitions this year," she says. "I want to run very fast on the track
and see how well I do with the other runners."
And if she repeats her outstandifig form over the cross country on the track this
season, she is bound to give every top female distance runner sleepless nights.
Black Female Jockey-Sylvia Harris -A 40-
year-old rookie who happens to be African
American, Harris is a rarity in the world of horse
.racing, but there's more to her story. It really is
p about redemption, about finding midlife salva-
tion instead of a midlife crisis. It's about someone
who escaped the clutches of manic-depression,
e ci before it squeezed the life out of her. It's about
healing, strengthening familial bonds that nearly
crumbled under the burden of turmoil. It's about
a woman who was homeless finding salvation
and a place to call home through her love -of
And it's a story that Sylvia Harris hopes edu-
cates and inspires others.
Harris is ringing in the new year as the first
Black Female winner in Chicago horse racing
history and only the second in the country ever to
win a thoroghbred horse race.
After claiming her first career win as she rode Wildwood Pegasus to victory in the ninth
race at Hawthorne Race Course, Harris said it felt great to be part of history.
"Today is a dream come true," said Harris, 40, a mother of three. "It really is a dream
Santa Rosa, CA, and a
resident of Chicago, said B "
she was inspired by
Cheryl White's success
in 2000 when White
became the first African-
American female jockey
in the nation to win a
"She was my hero
after that," Harris told
Times. "I don't look that
good on a horse, but it
sure felt great out there."
MARCH 22, 2008
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Miss Delta Teen Pageant photos continued from PR1
More photos on PR4
Miss Paige Denson Crowned Miss Delta Teen 2008
Several young women took the stage March Photos: FM Powell
15 at the Florida Theatre to compete in the 35th
Annual Miss Delta Teen Pageant. Miss Paige
Denson won the competition.
Among the attendees was actress Cassandra
Freeman. After graduation from Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts, Florida State
University, and New York University, Freeman
made her big screen debut in Spike Lee's hit
Inside Man where she acted alongside Denzel
Washington and Jodie Foster. She has also has
roles in the HBO movie hit Lackawanna Blues,..
Chris Rock's I Think I Love My Wife and the tel-
evision drama "Numb3rs" Recently, she played
a defense attorney on the popular CBS show
"Shark" which stars James Woods.
The Miss Delta Teen Pageant began in 1973
as a pageant for teen girls to promote personal Miss Paige Dennison
growth, development, talent and academics. The
pageant is presented each year by the
Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc.
Contestants during the competition and
Page PR-2/March 22, 2008 The Star/Women's Issue
A MUST READ FOR YOUNG BLACK WOMEN
S .L! ar e in
Glinda Bridgforth .
It took Glinda Bridgforth years to 4 ) 4l OU.I
realize her financial situation was out of
control. On the surface, this Detroit c Ire dl
native had success that only some only
hope for: she was an Assistant Vice Straig ht!
President for a major California bank,
managing a $90 million unit with 22 A Sister's Guide to Ditching Your Debt,
employees. But away from the office, Mending our Credit, andB ud'di g ,
Bridgforth was living paycheck-to-pay-
check and nearly bankrupt with
$50,000 in unsecured debt. In 1988, she .
experienced what she now calls the ;,
"Three B's": Breakdown, Breakout, and ^,',
Breakthrough. She left her 12-year Glid i
career with the bank, a troubled mar- Bridia ri
riage, and started attending financial
and personal healing seminars.
As Bridgforth recovered from her financial crisis, she began connecting her
financial problems with her own emotional and cultural history. To help every-
one-regardless of ethnic background, or gender-overcome barriers to their
financial freedom, she founded -Bridgforth Financial Management Group, a
financial counseling practice with clients across the country. Bridgforth's com-
pany specializes in a holistic approach to cash flow and debt management,
which integrates emotional and spiritual elements with practical money man-
agement techniques. She helps her clients to examine the emotional and cultur-
al issues at the root of their spending patterns and to heal their bank accounts.
In the years since she started her business, Bridgforth has become a sought-
after financial expert in the African American community and beyond.
Bridgforth was one of the featured coaches on Oprahs's widely popular,
six-part series "America's Debt Diet." Bridgforth conducts workshops and lec-
tures around the country.
FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY (FAMU) will
host its annual Weekend of Rededication (WORD)
and Spring Alumni Meeting April 24th through
April 27th. The early bird registration fee is $200
and it must be postmarked by March 31. Late and
on-site registration is $250. For more information
and a listing of hotel accommodations, call (850)
599-3707 or visit www.famu.edu.
ANNUAL SPRING PREVIEW at The Florida
A&M University (FAMU) is scheduled for
Saturday, March 29, at FAMU's Grand Ballroom.
"Spring Preview is an excellent opportunity for
prospective students, from high schools and com-
munity colleges, to learn more about the opportuni-
ties that await them at FAMU. For more informa-
tion, call (850) 599-3869.
NEW VIEW AT MAIN LIBRARY -Visit New
View: The Many Faces of the St. Johns River, a 30-
ft. mixed-media mural created by Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts students, in the Third
Floor Gallery of the Main Library. The exhibit will
continue through Saturday, March 22nd. Join us for
"River Dance: The St. Johns River as Art" at the
Main Library in 3rd Floor West on March 18th at
6:30 p.m. Hope 'McMath, Deputy Director of
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, will lead
attendees through a visual narrative of the histori-
cal relevance.of the St. Johns River as depicted by
master painters in works from the Cummer's
Permanent Collection. Please note that Ms.
McMath's presentation has been moved from the
Third Floor Gallery to 3rd Floor West.
DOWNTOWN DEBUT OF MOVIES IN THE
PARK -The public is invited to enjoy free movies
under the Spring stars at the historic Treaty Oak at
Jessie Ball DuPont Park, 1123 Prudential Drive, as
part of a special downtown Movies in the Park
series. Hosted by JaxParks and sponsored by
Downtown Vision, Inc., Suddath, 102.9 FM The
Point and Rock 105. The movies will be shown at
8 p.m. each Friday in April. All movies are rated
PG Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic din-
ners, lawn chairs and blankets. A food vendor will
also sell concessions on site. No alcoholic bever-
ages are allowed in the park. Movie dates and titles
are: Friday, April 4, "Madagascar"; Friday,-April
11, "Ghostbusters"; Friday, April 18, "Hook"; and
Friday, April 25, "Goonies." Free parking for the
event is available in the Suddath garage on Flagler
Street between Suddath and the Hampton Inn.
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listings call (800)366-9813 Ext 9271.
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Honda's, Chevy's, Jeeps, Fords and more!
Cars/Trucks from $500! For Listings Call (800)706-1759 x6465.
Post Office Now Hiring! Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K/yr. Incl. Fed. Ben, OT.
Offer placed by Exam Services, not affw/USPS which does hiring. Call
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Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent
Benefits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR (800)635-8669.
EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY. Helping the government. PT No Experience.
Excellent Opportunity. Call Today!! (800)488-2921 Ask for Department G5.
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BODYGUARDS COUNTER ASSAULT TEAMS Needed/USA AND
OVERSEAS $119 $220K year. Bodyguards $250 $750 a day 18 or older.
(615)885-8960 ext 300 www.BodvGuardTrainingUSA.com.
Homes For Rent
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000! Only $199/Mo! 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 4/BR $477/Mol For listings (800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
5bd 2ba Home only $425/mo! 3bd 2ba Home only $199/mo! More 1-4bd Homes
Available! For Listings (800)482-9419.
Homes For Sale
FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION FLORIDA STATEWIDE 1000+ Homes
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Foreclosures! Buy l-4bd Homes from $199/mo Financing Refs Availablel
5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings & info (800)482-9419.
Bank Repos! 3bd 2ba Home only $35k! 4bd 2.5ba Home only.$50k! Payments
from $199/mol'5%dn, 20yrs @ 8%apr! For Listings & info (800)482-9419.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc. Only one signature required!
*Excludes govt. fees! Call weekdays (800)462-2000, ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career.
FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Job placement assistance. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
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Financial Aid ifqualified. Call (866)858-2121, www.onlineTidewaterTech.com.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2008 POST OFFICE JOBS. $18-$20/HR. NO
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BEXAR COUNTY- Tom W. applied Thera-gesic'
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Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic" moment!
MARCH 22, 2008
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The Station "Where Christ Gets Lifted"
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JACKSONVILLE' LONG-TIME FRIEND
FATHERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
YOUI!! ARE WANTED
with a Free Citywide Community Outreach Project
10am 2pm at The Beaver St Enterprise Center
1225 W. Beaver St
Refreshments will be served
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presented by Project Reach and Wealth Watchers
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*BUSINESS Barber Professional beauty Professional Lawn Services -*
:Auto repair Child Care Services Cleaning Services Current & Prior Year:
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5560 James C. Johnson
Offered At $249,900
This Newly Contructed 3BR/2BA Lovely is on 1.66 Acres Of Land with room for a Pool and
much Expansion. the home has All Stainless Steel Appliances, 42 Cabinets In Kitchen, Solid
Shelving In Pantry, Granite Countertops, Tiled Back Splash, Knock Down Ceilings, Granite
Window Sills, Indoor Laundry, Ceiling Fans, Carpet, Travertine Tile & a Patio Ready To Be
* 3 Bedrooms
* 2 Full Baths
* 0 Half Baths
* Dinsmore Farms Subdiv
* One Story Style
Betty Asque Davis
Watson Realty Corp
615 Highway AIA
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Office: 904 285-6300
Omice Fax: 904 285-5330
Office: 904 473-1502
Weason Rtealy o. REALTORS
This information is believed to be accurate but is not warranted.
THE JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY
Members of the community are cordially invited
to attend the meetings of the The Jacksonville Journey:
Take a Step committees. Keep up with the latest steps
to create a roadmap for achieving peace and prosperity
in every home, on every street, for every citizen!
For meeting times
visit www.coj.net or call
J&M Swanson Consultants
: "1927-3 Kings Road
: 904 598-0208 office 904 598-0306
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