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

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NA T A OIA'ODS-ARE ,O RADAF A A ANE AP -E-


Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr.
was assassinated on April 4,1968
A Memorial Program will be held at the
Lorraine Motel/Civil Rights Museum, Memphis.


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Jax's Fifth Police Shooting Death
Police reports show that Sierra White, a 31-year-old mentally disabled man was
S. shot and killed by Jacksonville Sheriff's Officers Tuesday.
According to the reports, White was shocked with a Taser gun about nine times in
the officers efforts to stop his advancement towards them while holding two knives.
The officers were at the scene because a mental health case worker had called them
after she observed, what she felt was strange behavior by White.
The officers were hesitant about shooting the victim as he advanced feeling that per-
haps the taser was malfunctioning. White did go down once, according to the report
as he was tased, but got back up on his feet and continued his advance towards Sgt.
i'." Rob Beers. The officers had tried to talk with White, according to the report but to
". no avail and a knife is considered a deadly weapon. In addition, the 31-year-old had
been arrested in 2001 and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Sierra White, Seventh It was later determined that the tasers did not malfunction. This was the seventh
Police Shooting, fifth shooting in Jacksonville this year and the fifth death by Jacksonville officers.
death.
Florida Apologizes for Slavery Robberies and Fraud Tops Week
Florida Legislatures formally Lottery Fraud Wanted Robbery
apologized Wednesday for its fSuspects
long support of slavery back to
1822 in a resolution calling for
reconciliation. The resolution
detailed the treatment endured
by sae an th reluctanJerado Bent and
by slaves and the reluctance of Orando Campbell, Jacksonville Burglarized
former politicians to recognize the mistreatment of suspects Armed robber nine busi-
Blacks. The resolution was passed by both the Senate Jerado Bent, 25 and using stolen nessesak
and the House. Orando Campbell, 23, ATM card. area.
After the vote passed, Governor Charlie Crist stated target older people advis-
that he was very proud of the legislatures taking a sig- ing they have won the
nificant step in healing Floridians. __ Robberies See A-7


State Senator Hill Says
No to TABOR
Senator Hill said that Florida's
Taxation and Budget Reform
Commission will vote on whether to
place a risky proposal called the
Taxpayers Bill of Rights or TABOR
on the November ballot. Hill said this is
state Senator a hazardous amendment that imposes
"Tony" Hill constitutional spending limits on the
growth of state and local government revenues. It will
have a destructive impact on the future of education,
healthcare, transportation and infrastructure in our
state. While proponents of this amendment tout it will
create economic prosperity and control state spending,
the facts show that this proposal will push our state in
a direction of decline and TABOR WILL BE BAD
FOR FLORIDA. '
The Senator said, "If Florida wants to remain a desired
place to live and a good place for our children to grow
up, then we need to make sure that TABOR does not
pass." He further stated that TABOR will exacerbate
our state's economic crisis, not alleviate it.
Mr. Hill said that TABOR passed in Colorado in 1992
and critically harmed the state's services including pro-
grams for seniors, vaccines for children and the like,
and severely impacted the state's economy.


House Stealing
The FBI announced
Tuesday, a new kind of
crime, they call "house
stealing."
They stated that con
artists start by picking out a
house to steal. Next, they assume the owner's identity,
create fake IDs, social security cards, etc. Then they go
to an office supply store and purchase forms that trans-
fer property. After forging the owner's signature and
using the fake IDs, they file the deeds with the proper
authorities, and the house is then THEIRS.
They seek vacant houses, do a little research to find
out the owners and then proceed by putting the house
on the market and then pocket the profits. They have
also stolen houses with families still living in it by find-
ing a buyer who is satisfied with a few online photos,
and sell the house without the family even knowing. In
fact, said the FBI, the rightful owners continue right on
paying the mortgage for a house they no longer own.
The FBI advised that if you receive a mortgage pay-
ment book that is not yours, follow up with the compa-
ny and contact your local authorities.
According to the FBI, house-stealing is not too com-
mon right now but you must be careful and contact
them if you feel you have been victimized.


New Movement to Launch on 40th King Anniversary


Bishop Charles Blake,
head of the largest
Holiness-Pentecostal
denomination in the world.


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Bishop Charles Blake. presiding prelate of the Church of God in Christ, will launch
on Thursday, April 3, at the exact hour and at the same Mason Temple pulpit that Dr.
King preached his last sermon, a post-civil rights campaign to reclaim poor black chil-
dren in U.S. inner cities and in Africa. He said, "We now move beyond the politics
of protest and racial complaint to an interracial and ecumenical movement to rebuild
black civil society with interventions and programs that measurably reduce black
fatherlessness and black-on-black violence." The organization invited all three presi-
dential candidates to stand with them at the historic Mason Temple as a concrete ges-
ture of reconciliation.
The Rev. Al Sharpton will lead a historic "recommitment march" in Memphis. He
said Blacks are still in the wilderness. "When you do a comparative analysis of the
children of Israeli who had gotten out of bondage but had not gotten into the promised
land, you will see that part of the problem was that they were not empowered in the
land..but were also plagued by their own behavior," said Rev. Sharpton to the NNPA.


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New Chief Justice
SJustice Peggy Quince, 60, a
product of segregated schools
in Virginia and a graduate of
Howard University in 1970
and Catholic University Law
,.o School in 1975, was unani-
mously named Chief Justice-
,i"' Elect of Florida by her six
i colleagues. She will become
Florida's 53rd Chief Justice
since statehood. She will be
Chief Justice Peggy the second African-American
Quince and the third woman to serve
as chief justice when she
begins her two-year term on July 1, 2008.

Be careful Demdcrats...
by Dennis Wade
The hand writing on the wall is clear...if the
Democratic Party, for whatever reason, take the
party's nomination from SenatOr Obama, it would be
a clear message for African Americans to withdraw
their support from the Democratic Party.
For years the African American community has con-
sistently supported the Democratic Party.
Unfortunately, there has been little return on invest-
ment for obvious and disturbing reasons: (A) The
African American community, through its organiza-
tion and leaders, did not demand R.O.I from the
Democratic Party and (B) the Democratic Party did
not have any compelling reasons to be proactive
because they knew that the African American commu-
nity had no where else to go. Certainly, not the
Republican Party that has rejected the African
American community and embraced the White
Southerners through the Southern Strategy. The
Southern strategy refers to methods of winning elec-
tions in the South by exploiting racial anxiety among
white voters.
The "Southern Strategy is often attributed to Richard
Nixon but he simply popularized it. The Southern
Strategy was obviously on Ronald Reagan's agenda
when he kicked off his 1980 presidential campaign in
Philadelphia, Mississippi, Be Careful See A-7

News Briefs
Teacher told 5th Graders Senator
Obama is "scary" and a Muslim

A Delaware teacher allegedly told her fifth-grade
class that she would not vote for Barack Obama
because he is "scary" and a Muslim. One of the girls
told her mother that the comments were made dur-
ing a mock primary on Super Tuesday last month.
The student is a Muslim. Senator Obama is not a
Muslim but has had to fight against the false Internet
rumors suggesting that he is a Muslim.
Florida's U.S. Senator Wants Election
Reforms
Florida Senator Bill Nelson is calling for a federal
election reform after the Democratic National
Committee decided to stand by their rules regarding
Florida and Michigan and will not seat delegates.
Nelson wants to replace the electoral college with
direct popular votes for the president of the United
States. Presently the final election of the president
is made through the electoral college. Many dis-
agree with this procedure.


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Faith In Our Community
SSchedule of Events and Services

NORTHWEST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVIC-
ES PRESENTS IT'S 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 featuring 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
community servant Sara Cotten, will be presented.
Single Ticket Donation: $35.00. For event/ticket infor-
mation call 781-7797 ext 32/33.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST
FLORIDA offers BREAVEMENT SUPPORT
throughout the year at various locations. They have
licensed mental health professionals who offer support
groups and information to address grief and bereave- ,
ment 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 program. Cost to
community participants is $100 but may be adjusted
based on ability to pay. For more information, please
call (904) 407-7001.
BISHOP JAMES SWINSON,-has a new book entitled
"Why Are You Angry." The book signing will be on
April 6, after the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service at Victory
Way Christian Center, located at 4058 Old St.
Augustine Rd., in Jacksonville. This is an opportunity
to meet the man that has brought us two other titles
"Getting Back On Track" and "Work Your Faith." Come
hear the anointed preaching and teaching of this mod-
em day Apostle every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Your lives will be changed and forever blessed.
Remember "A faithful man shall abound with bless-
ings." For more information, call (904) 391-0002.
UNITY RALLY -A gathering of the Church of St.
Augustine to unite for the purposes of seeking God for
revival and transformation of our city and coun-
ty... Sunday, March 30th at 6 p.m. at the Lighthouse
Church of God, 1230 Kings Estate Rd. Mark Little
Speaker. Board Member, St. Augustine Bible Institute
and College *Conference Speaker *Evangelist, having
preached in more than 125 churches in 12 states. St.
Augustine...My City...God's City!

Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
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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
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, Pastor and R.L. Jones, Senior
Pastor. For more information, call the church at 764-3754.


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Since 1988
ALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.
4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208
Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
DIRECTORS


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Rev. Dr. Marcia Allen Owens
"You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with
all your soul, and with all your mind."

Rev. Dr. Marcia Allen Owens
is a native of Jackson,
Mississippi. She is a 1982 honor
graduate of Jackson State
University. Following gradua-
tion from Jackson State, she
moved to Atlanta to pursue grad-
uate school and her career. She
earned the Juris Doctor degree
from Emory School of Law in
1988 and practiced environmental law with the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Atlanta.
While engaged in the active practice of law, she discovered
her love for teaching while serving as an adjunct professor
at Clark Atlanta University and the Rollins School of Public
Health at Emory University. Her interest in social justice
and policy issues, combined with her love for teaching, led
her to pursue doctoral study in education. She earned the
Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Emory University in
2000.
During her final year of Ph.D. work, she answered the
call to ministry and entered the ordination process of the
Atlanta North Georgia Conference of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church. In 2000, she was named a Woodruff
Scholar, Emory University's highest student fellowship, in
the Master of Divinity program at Candler School of
Theology at Emory University. She graduated with the
Master of Divinity degree and was ordained as an Itinerant
Elder in May, 2004.
In July 2004, she moved to Tallahassee, Florida to
accept a position at Florida A&M University. She is current-
ly an Assistant Professor in the FAMU Environmental
Sciences Institute where she teaches courses in environ-
mental law and policy.
Since transferring to Florida, Rev. Dr. Owens has taught
in the Florida Conference Board of Examiners and most
recently, has been named as a member of the Governing
Board of the National Council of Churches. She also serves
as Co-Chair of the Commission on Schools and Higher
Education for the 11th Episcopal District. She is a member
of several other boards, committees, and other civic organ-
izations, including being a life member of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is currently the Assistant
Pastor of Mt. Pisgah AME Church in Tallahassee, where her
husband of 20 years, the Rev. Dr. A. Nevell Owens, is
Pastor. They are the parents of two sons, Allen, age 18, and
Marcus, age 14.
Grateful to God, Rev. Dr. Marcia Allen Owens is indeed
humbled by the fact that God has entrusted so much to her
stewardship. Loving and serving God with all her heart,
soul, and mind, she firmly believes that God can and will
use every mile of her journey in the awesome tasks of life,
teaching, and ministry.





Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee,with
those who mourn, that casting every care on thee,
they may know the consolation -of thy love,
through Jesus Christ our LORD.



DEATH NOTICES[


BEVARD, Annie L., died
March 21, 2008.
BROWN, Ruby Mae, died
March 19, 2008.
CHAMPION, Larry T.,
Sr., 75, died March 19,
2008.
CLARK, James, died
March 22, 2008.
CLINE, Willie, died
March, 24, 2008.
ECHOLS, Charles E., 78,
died March 18, 2008.
FISH, Carlos K., died
March 17, 2008.
FORDHAM, John, Sr.,
died March 20, 2008.
FREEMAN, Howard, 75,
died March 18, 2008.
GILYARD, Lucille, died
March 19, 2008.
GUYTON, Jaden H., died
March 18, 2008.
HENDERSON, Elliott, 56,
died March 20, 2008.
HUFF, Edward Lee, 56, died
March 18, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
JACKSON, Anne Mae,
died March 22, 2008.
JENNINGS, Sharon, died
March 19, 2008.
JOHNSON, Rev. Orion,
Sr., died March 23, 2008.


LOVE, James F., died
March 21, 2008.
MADISON, Theressa J., died
March 23, 2008. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
McCOY, Piccola, died
March 23, 2008.
ODUM, Amy, 90, died
March 21, 2008.
POWELL, Daryl F., died
March 20, 2008.
RAWIS, Tonya, died
March 23, 2008.
RICHARDSON, Roger,
39, died March 19, 2008.
ROBERTS, Ervin, died
March 19, 2008.
TERRY, Roy, Jr., died
March 25, 2008.
WALLACE, Quincy, 75,
died March 20, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Bloneva C.,
81, died March 23, 2008.
WILLIAMS, Gloria, die
March 20, 2008.
WHITE, Carrie, died
March 21, 2008.
YOUMANS, Perry, Sr.,
died March 19, 2008.
GEORGIA DEATHS
WILLIAMS, Ms. Barbara
S., 59, died March 18,
2008. She was a resident of
Brunswick, GA.


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 i '"
(Old Sanctuary)....................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday Prayer Meeting................... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m. I _''l,
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor I -
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ..-
(904) 764-5727 Church J':.-,


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


H.O.P.E.E. MINISTRIES, INC.
Dr. Beatrice House
(All services are held at Hospitality Inn)
7071 103rd St., Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 778-7651
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.mf.
"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"

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.
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the Arts and Jacksonville University where she received a
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candidates expressed support for states' rights, and used "busing" and 'law" and
order as code words to signal their opposition to federal civil rights legislation.
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knowledge, the Duval County Democratic Party has not proactively championed
African American issues and concerns in Jacksonville/Duval, such as the high unem-
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Jamaican Lotto jackpot.
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part of a nationwide fraud ring that seeks to defraud senior citizens.
In Jacksonville, the two were able to receive almost $900,000 by telling them
that they had won a $3 million Jamaican Lotto Jackpot. They told them that they
needed to give them money to cover the taxes before the money could be released
to them.
Orando Campbell is now under arrest in the Duval County jail and Jerado Bent is
in the Broward County jail. Both men are charged with fraud regarding the
Jacksonville case. Officials do not believe this is a single case.



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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

After great thought and prayer, it is apparent that Jacksonville has. a bad heritage that we
must overcome. We have been riddled with racism, poor education, poor environmental
habits, political turmoil and national embarrassment, police brutality and a Fire Department
that is full of the good old buddy boy system, and we desire to be a first class city. Not to
dwell upon the obvious corruption that embrasses city hall as a cancerous tumor. With this
stated, known and verified, how do we overcome a bad heritage? Unfortunately, money
corrupts absolute and power abuses corrupt the community absolutely.
We cannot ignore the corruptions and social ills any longer. The Jacksonville Journey
maybe a positive move in the right direction, but reconciliation has not taken place and for-
giveness has not taken place. It is time for the Mayor and Sheriff as constitutional officers
to come forward and admit the social, political, economic and environmental mistakes have
been made and we need to forgive each other. This is how we overcome a bad heritage.
Our children are dying from poor health, education, environmental terrorism and political
and economical sabotage from greed. The problem is that we the people have failed to
exercise our rights and authority as the people. Yes, there has been some victories over the
past 4 years for the people.
The Supervisor of Elections Office has been reformed.
The Toxic Waste Sites are coming to closure.
The Children on Forest Park have been moved.
The Sheriff Department is under the eyes of the community for brutalities that are not neces-
sary.
The Mayor's Office is under the eyes of the community for corruptions and ethic violations.
The people voices of Arlington, Westside and Southside are being heard while the voices of
the Northside are still crying for help.
The misguided media attentions that portray Americans of African descent as the major
cause of crime in Jacksonville is an outright lie.
In conclusion, we should be reminded that politics is diawn from the Holy Scriptures, God
establishes kings as his ministers and reigns through them over the peoples of the world;
the person of the king is sacred. Many of our politicians have failed us, particularly in
Jacksonville when it comes to fairness. Of civil government, John Locke said it well,
"Political power then, I take to be a right of making laws with the penalties of death, and
consequently all less -penalties, for the regulating and preserving of property, and of,
employing the force of the community, in the execution of such laws, and in the defense of
he commonwealth from foreign injury; and all this only for the public good." If this is true,
it must be administered with justice for all or those who are being treated unjustly have the
right torebel and dissolve the government or leaders that fail them. "Whosoever uses force
without right, as everyone does in society, who does it without law, puts himself into a state
of war with those against whom he so used it; and in that state all former ties are cancelled,
and all other rights cease, and everyone has a right to defend himself, and to resist the
aggressor." My point of sharing this is that in order to overcome a bad heritage, the Sheriff
office of Jacksonville has become aggressor's at the will of the political and economic sys-
tems of the city and subsequently, those whom the war is being waged upon are now
rebelling because of the social, political and economic ills of a bad heritage. The insiduous
and ancestrial attitudes of some in our community has turned into a malignant cancer that
is out of control and we must find some way to contain the cancer, we must apply the radi-
ation of equal and just opportunities.
As Jean Jocques Rousseau spoke of a social contract "man is born free; and everywhere he
is in chains. "We as people of Jacksonville, Florida in America where born with rights that
are being abused and tossed into our faces as those who are in the position of authority look
down upon others as their masters and are yet greater slaves than those they are oppressing.
"The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength
into right and obedience into duty." When do you Mayor Peyton and Sheriff Rutherford
understand that "when the State is dissolved, the abuse of the government, whatever it is,
bears the common name anarchy. When youth and adults began to shot at- police officers
and each others as they do here in Jacksonville, when we are the murder capital of the state,
lead the state in sexually transmitted diseases, show a disregard for the people desires,
openly or overtly practice racism, economic injustices, violate ethical practices in adminis-
tering government, poor education and housing, we are either dealing with tyrants as lead-
ers are dealing with anarchy and do not realize either. I therefore employ all of us to take a
common sense approach. I encourage you to be mindful of Thomas Paine comments on
g o v e r n m e n t
Also, be mindful of a need to seek new standards that has a fruitful communion with the
depts of your own soul as James Baldwin expressed. If this city does not answer it's ills
quickly, you will lose total control. Stop the police brutality and containment policies. Stop
the unequal economic policies. Stop corruption in city government. Stop the failure to
invest in our youth. Stop the unfair code enforcement policies. Stop the unjust enviromen-
tal policies. Stop the unfair health policies. What are some the solutions? Yes, business
growth will help but not without the following to support he workforce:
1. Strong truancy program.
2. Strong education programs.
3. Open up all of our parks, fund and man them.
4. Provide mental and spiritual health counseling.
5. Provide fair housing and financing.
6. Provide all city contracts based upon the percentage of the population as a City policy, be a frist
class city.
7. Provide a living wage for all citizens.
8. Provide our own local health care programs through a 1 cent tobacco and alcohol tax, (Bates) even
if it means going against the State or raising taxes to support our own. Not corporate welfare.
9. Provide a surcharge on all sports and entertainment events for our parks to help support them with
a 10 cents on all tickets surcharge.
10. Only fund after school programs that support mental health, parenting, reading, writing, mathe-
matics and domestic violence issues.
11. Develop a bond referendum for future youth programs and allow a public trust fund to be set up
to support youth in our community.
12. Continue to push early childhood education to develop our future workforce.
13. Stop the taxes of churches and not for profit organizations totally.
14. All votes of Jabour should be declared voided and illegal.
If we fail, we fail.God, not ourselves and we fail our children and generations to come.
Therefore, "The Jacksonville Leadership Coalition" is "call to action" immediately and are
summons to address these issues and seek remedy to resolve and solve our current con-
cerns.
1. The SCLC is requested to seek National support for an economic boycott, march and protest
within the next 6 months.
2. The NAACP is requested to seek National support for an economic boycott against Jacksonville.
3. Request a citizen review board for Jacksonville.
4. Request that the Federal Government take over the Sheriff Department through a, consent decree
and the Fire Department consent decree be reinforced immediately.
5. Request the Baptist Ministers Conference and the State of Florida General Baptist Convention
President Pastor James Sampson and Progressive M & E Florida State Conventions President Pastor
Bartholemeu Banks join in our efforts to initiate strategic plans to seek the positive changes we need
in Jacksonville. As the Regioqal Representative of the Social Justice Arm of the progressive M & E
Florida State Convention, your support is requested as soon as possible?
This is my last effort to sit down and talk and reconcile any differences and seek reme-
dies, we have been ignored by the Sheriff and Mayor long enough and they have refused to
meet with me and others.
Mayor Peyton, I am requesting that you meet with me at a natural location within two
weeks.
Sheriff Rutherford, I am requesting that you meet with me at a natural location within two
weeks.
If you really are concerned about Jacksonville, it is time to meet.


Rev. R. L. Gundy, President, The Jacksonville Leadership Coalition


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Pastor's Anniversary Banquet and 108th Year Anniversary

Celebrated by West Union Missionary Baptist Church
Story by Marsha Dean Phelts Photos by Michael R. Phelts
West Union Missionary Baptist Church is steeped in the history of the
Jacksonville religious community. This historic church was founded by a group of
baptized believers at the onset of the 20th century. Charter members built their first
house of worship on the east side of town in 1900 at 1154 Oakley Street. For the first
twelve years Reverend William Morgan ably served as pastor. Since that time seven
ministers have served as pastors.
West Union Missionary Baptist Church recently celebrated their 108 Anniversary
and Rev. Leroy C. Kelly's 4th Anniversary as pastor. For the occasion, Rev. Richard L "
Madison, Pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in St. Augustine was the keynote
speaker. His wife, Sister Gail S. Madison, introduced Rev. Madison. C
Rev. Kelly's entire life has been spent at West Union. From infancy Rev. Kelly
grew up in West Union, which has been the only church that he has held membership.
.Kelly served as Assistant Pastor and was called as the *seventh pastor of the church on
July 6, 2003. Under the leadership of Reverend Leroy C. Kelly, the Church e and Serving as Junior Host is Brother
July 6, 2003. Under the leadership of Reverend Leroy C. Kelly, the Church and Jayden Williams who was greet- Sister Mary Johnson and Sister Janice Andrews
Pastor's Anniversary have been a joint celebration where the pastor recognizes mem- ing guests and taking up tickets. greeted by their Pastor.
bers of the congregation for service through ministry. With Pastor Kelly at the helm
of this historic institution numerous initiatives have been added. A few contributions during Rev. Kelly's min-
istry began with installing portraits of all former pastors in the entrance lobby of the sanctuary and the re-estab-
lishment of the Laymen Ministry. The church also acquired the new Baptist Standard Hymnals and a Youth
Singing Group was established. To further help the youth of the church, West Union has instituted their "Let's
Get Smart Program" where academic achievement of the youth is recognized and rewarded by the Pastor.
For the 4th Annual Banquet Celebration, Sister Lillian Smith, Chairperson and Sister Sandra Thompson,
Co-Chairperson and the Banquet Copu'nittee hosted a stellar event in the grand and beautiful Phillippian Multi- t
Purpose Center. Other members of the Banquet Committee were: Deacons Andre' Bell, Gus Redmond, and
Cornelious Williams along with Sisters, Gloria Dixon, Jannie E. Andrews, Joanna Hendricks, Rebecca M..i
Hobbs, Thelma C. Howard, Lee Esther Nelson, Delaney Williams and Mary Williams. The committee worked
untiringly to host an event of this magnitude. All ages were present and enjoyed the fellowship and program.
The food tasted as good as it looked. West Union Members along with their families and friends filled the facil- r
ity, making the Phillippian Multi-Purpose Center on U. S. 1 even more beautiful with their presence and loving Rev. Perry Robinson of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church is wel-
spirits. Much to the delight of church members, Rev. Kelly mingled throughout the evening with church mem- corned by Pastor Kelly.
bers and their guests. The celebration of the 108th
Anniversary of the Church and 4th Anniversary of the
Pastor was a most joyous occasion for attendees and par-
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Family of Deacon Gus Redmond share a moment with
their pastor.
Sister Roberta Goode along with Sister Olivia Wheatley
and Deacon Michael Ray take time out for a picture with
Rev. Kelly.
Life long West Union members, Sister Sandra Cummings A *. Y- .
Thompson and her mother, Sister Martha Cummings are
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Sandra C. Thompson, Anniversary Banquet Co-
Chairperson makes congratulatory presentation to Rev. Pastor Kelly presents award of recognition to Deacon
Kelly from U. S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Cornelious Williams.


abelleA. Kelly, the mother of Rev. Kelly along with
'laney Williams.


Brother Terrance Simmons enjoys the celebration along
with his daughter, Rechee Simmons


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claiming to be from the IRS. Don't click on any links. Instead, forward the email to phish-
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phone calls. The only official IRS Web site is located at www.irs.gov.


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In December 2007, I announced the The Jacksonville Journey, a
comprehensive, citywide initiative to put an end to the violent crime in
our city. For the last three-plus months, the members of The Jacksonville
Journey -- community leaders, educators, clergy, subject matter and law
enforcement experts, and others representing every area of the city --
have begun critical implementation and expansion efforts to improve law
enforcement and to address crucial prevention, targeted intervention and Mayor
rehabilitation issues. John Peyton
One of the most important aspects of reducing violent crime is getting illegal guns off
the street, and it is also a top priority of The Jacksonville Journey. That is why Jacksonville
recently hosted the first-ever Florida Conference of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition
of about 300 mayors created by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston
Mayor Thomas Menino. The focus of this bipartisan group of mayors is to get illegal guns
off the street and out of the hands of the criminals who are causing an unprecedented loss of
life in cities across the nation, including Jacksonville.
The focus of the conference was to explore the economic impact of gun violence on com-
munities, the. role of state legislatures in addressing illegal guns, funding challenges facing
Florida cities and the importance of community involvement. Before the end of the confer-
ence, 20 mayors signed on to be a part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and I look for-
ward to working with them to show that cities in Florida are no longer willing to let crimi-
nals with illegal guns visit death and destruction on our streets and in our neighborhoods.
It is now more critical than ever that we work together to get illegal guns off the street
and save lives. The Jacksonville Journey will be the vehicle to get everyone in our city
working together to reduce violent crime. The Jacksonville Journey:.Take a Step working
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Veterans Low-Income Workers Receive "Economic
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WASHINGTON -The Internal Revenue Service and scores of its partners nation-
wide will open hundreds of locations on Super Saturday, March 29, in an effort to reach
those Americans who are eligible for the economic stimulus payment but who normally
are not required to file an income tax return.
Approximately 320 IRS offices will be open on Super Saturday to prepare the simple
Form 1040A for people who are filing a return solely to receive their stimulus payment.
IRS partners such as AARP, United Way of America and dozens of others also are mak-
ing special efforts on Super Saturday to reach out to those who normally are not required
to file a tax return.
"We don't want any Americans to miss out on their economic stimulus. payment. For
millions of Americans, filing a tax return is not routine. Their income is either too low or
not taxable. But this year, filing a 2007 tax return is the only way to receive an econom-
ic stimulus payment. Super Saturday is one way the IRS and its partners are working to
ensure everyone eligible receives a stimulus payment," said IRS Commissioner Doug
Shulman.
Super Saturday, part of an extensive outreach effort by the IRS, is a one-day event for
which Americans can plan in advance. It also highlights the need for all taxpayers to file
as soon as possible to avoid the April 15 rush.
Millions of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes may be eligible for a
$300 payment ($660 for married couples) if they have at least $3,000 in qualifying
income. Qualifying income is defined as any combination of earned income such as
wages, nontaxable combat pay and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs
and Railroad Retirement. Many households also will be eligible for an additional $300
for each qualifying child younger than 17.
The IRS this week is mailing 20.5 million Social Security and Veterans Affairs recip-
ients a Package 1040A-3 that contains all the information they need to file a return imme-
diately. Railroad Retirement recipients, low-income individuals and military personnel
with nontaxable combat pay also can use the package if they need to file solely to receive
the payment.
The 320 IRS offices are located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., although some may be open longer. IRS
employees, will help prepare the Form 1040A returns for low-income workers, retirees,
disabled veterans and others. IRS field assistance personnel also will visit nursing homes
and similar locations to prepare returns.
A list of IRS offices and partner sites providing assistance on Super Saturday is avail-
able at www.irs.gov or by calling the IRS Hotline, 1-800-906-9887, for free assistance
locations. If taxpayers have economic stimulus questions on March 29, they can call 1-
866-234-2942. These phone services are available on March 29 between 9 a.m. and 3
p.m. local time. (Alaska and Hawaii service is based on Pacific Time Zone.)
IRS partners are actively involved in reaching out to these people to help them receive
their payments. Many are using innovative techniques to ensure eligible recipients who
normally are not required to file a tax return receive the payment they are due. Here is
just a brief sampling of partner activities and the complete list is still evolving:
Sweetwater, Fla.: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez will conduct a press con-
ference at City of Sweetwater's Jorge Mas Canosa Youth Center free tax preparation site
staffed by Florida International University students. Baltimore, Md.: Baltimore
Commission on Disability will help prepare returns for people with disabilities and oth-
ers; Houston, Texas: Ripley Neighborhood Center will prepare returns for Social
Security recipients and veterans;
Manning,'S.C.: Antioch Baptist Church will host a tax preparation day for Form 1040A
filers; Boston, Mass.: Mayor Thomas Menino will open 10 locations throughout the
city to prepare Form 1040A returns. Aurora, Col.: IRS partners printed Economic
Stimulus Payment information in Vietnamese and will be available at two locations to
assist the Vietnamese community. Fresno, Calif.: Hispanic Internal Revenue Employees
(HIRE) chapter members have volunteered to prepare returns at the Fresno Veteran's
Hospital and the Aging Adult Center.
Starting in May, the IRS will issue economic stimulus payments of up to $600 ($1,200
for married couples) plus additional payments of $300 for each for qualifying child. Most
Americans don't need to do anything more than file their tax returns as they normally do.
The maximum payments will begin to phase out at $75,000 in adjusted gross income
($150,000 for married couples). *
The IRS encourages everyone who is required to file a tax return to do so prior to the
April 15 deadline to enable the agency to process the return and to calculate stimulus pay-
ment eligibility and amounts. Taxpayers who already have filed a tax return can calculate
their potential payment amounts by visiting www.irs.gov.
The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can get their stimulus payments faster by using
direct deposit when they file their tax return.
In addition, the IRS urges taxpayers to file electronically. For people who normally
are not required to file a tax return, the IRS and the Free File Alliance have a special pro-
gram set up to allow for free electronic filing. For those with computer access, IRS Free
File -Economic Stimulus Payment is available at IRS.gov.








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AGGRAVATED ASSUALT AND BATTERY -
A Jacksonville police officer was dispatched to
the 4300 block of Sunbeam Rd., were 59 year
old PRB says he was shot by RLO, a stranger
wearing an FSU shirt and denim shorts. A 9mm
semiautomatic firearm was seized, along with
9mm bullets and a canvass concealment holster.
The gun was not reported stolen. PRB was shot
just above his right buttock and the bullet appar-
ently lodged in his lower abdomen, just below
his waistline. He told Ofc. A.E.P. that as he
drove into the apartment complex, a group of
kids were blocking his way. He advised that he
had to stop his car while they slowly got out of his way. As he passed, he told the
kids to stay out of the road. He then drove to his apartment, parked his car and
walked with his walking stick back to the office to make a complaint. Once there he
was describing what happened to witness #1, CN. At that point, witness #2, A.L.,
the suspect's girlfriend, walked in and confront-
ed PRB. She accused PRB of calling them the
"N" word. An argument ensued and witness #2,
,_-... A.L. entered the office with a baseball bat. She
--. --heard what was being said and interrupted the
S- "- victim and accused him of calling all of them
/ L1L .the "N" word. At that point, the suspect then
,,' '," '' approached the front door to the office and
S'. "' .' 3 --- demanded he get out of his girlfriend's face.
S. After a brief verbal altercation with the suspect,
'" ".--' the victim turned his attention back to witness
#2, who continued yelling at him. Sometime
--.- during the argument, the suspect shot the vic-
tim. At that time, witness #2 told the suspect to
get the gun and "get out of there." It was later learned that the victim, who was trans-
ported to the hospital, had no life threatening injuries. RLO was advised of his rights
and he agreed to talk to the officer and maintained that he thought the victim was
going to hit his girlfriend with his walking stick. He said he was aiming the gun at
the victim's feet, but when he fired it struck him in his right buttock.

GRAND THEFT AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON
- On Saturday, Officer JR said he
came in contact with victim TN
while he was working off duty at
the hospital. The victim informed
him that he was in the parking lot
of PPH Food Mart and was hang-
ing outside of his car. He stated that
the suspect's girlfield was talking |
with one of the girls that was inside
of the car when the suspect / Ii
approached inside and took the list-
ed item. The victim saw this and
confronted the suspect about the
jacket. The victim stated that he did
not know that the suspect had a
knife and the next thing he knew he
was being stabbed. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction in the
listed car. Officer JR saw where the victim,TN, had three stab wounds on his left
shoulder.Witnesses informed Officer JR that they was the victim approach the sus-
pect and saw the suspect pull a knife and started stabbing the victim. They saw the
suspect get into the car and flee in an unknown direction. Officer went to the food
mart to see if he could gather more information, but was unable to. Officer JR spoke
with Emergency Room doctor DC and he stated that the victim is stable and his
injuries were not life threatening,

HOME / AUTOMOBILE VANDALIZED On Wednesday, an officer was dis-
patched to the 5000 block of Andrew Robinson Dr., in reference to a dispute. Unpon
arrival, he met the complaintant MS. G. She advised that while staying at her broth-
er's, TM, resident, her sister-in-law, MM, vandalized the residence and smashed the
windows of hier brother's vehicle.
Further investigation revealed that
according to Ms. G, MM and TM are
currently married and have been for 10
years. However, the couple is currently
separated, seeking a divorce, and MM
no longer resides at the residence. On
this date, while inside the residence, Ms.
G observed MM, along with another
unknown black female, smash the win-
dows of the car and the front window of
the residence with a chair. Ms. G was
Jnot injured as a result of this incident,
but was instructed to have Mr. M notify
the police to update this report.


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move is to fake right and vIleft, surprising players used-to guarding right-handed
competitors.
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TIGER ENDED IN TWO BEHIND LEADER AT DORALI
DORAL, Fla. -Tiger Woods made a run, but he couldn't
catch Geoff Ogilvy in the WGC-CA Championship. at Doral
Resort.
Finishing on Monday morning due to rain and darkness
Sunday, Woods resumed his final round on the 12th hole at 1-
under par, five strokes behind Ogilvy. Woods birdied three of
seven holes to a shoot a 4-under 68 and finished fifth at 15-under A
273, two shots behind Ogilvy.
It was Woods' first defeat in eight world-wide starts since last
September. He entered the tournament with four-consecutive
world-wide wins this year and five-straight PGA Tour titles. -
"You want to always win every one you play in," said
Woods, who previously stated it was highly unlikely he could go through the year unbeaten. "So
you've just got to get ready for the next one."
For Woods, that will come next month at the Masters, where he seeks his fifth green jacket
and 14th major championship.
Woods never got untracked at Doral, where he was gunning for his fourth-consecutive vic-
tory in the tournament and sixth in the last seven years. He struggled on the greens most of the
week, but still put himself in contention.
"I made too many mistakes," he said. "I had four three-putts, and I had two terrible lies in
bunkers and a photographer got me on nine. With all that, to only finish two back, I think that's
a great sign."
Woods collected $283,000 for his efforts, pushing his official PGA Tour earnings to more
than $80 million.
In the first Monday finish in the 10-year history ofWGC events, Woods opened with a birdie
at the par-5 12th hole. He nearly aced the par-3 15th, settling for a tap-in birdie. Wood also
birdied the par-4 17th, dropping a four-footer. He had birdie chances on every hole and didn't hit
a bad shot.
"People don't really understand, you need to have something happen, a positive thing hap-
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Baseball Season Begins Next Thursday!

JACKSONVILLE, FL Family entertainment
heats up again as the Suns begin their 2008 season
Thursday, April 3 at the Baseball Grounds of
Al Jacksonville. Fans can enjoy the action against the
^ A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, Southern League affiliate of
the Seattle Mariners, with the best entertainment value
in Jacksonville!
The Suns kick off the 2008 season in search of
another Southern League Championship under manag-
er John Shoemaker on Thursday night, April 3, at 7:05
PM. The first 3,000 fans through the gates will receive
a Suns Schedule Poster, courtesy of UF&Shands, First
Coast News 12 & 25 and 102.9 The Point. These
posters are the perfect accessory to keep track of all 140 games this season! Also, Sam's
Club members and associates can show their ID cards at the box office to receive a $2 dis-
count off any regular price ticket.
Friday night features magnet schedules for all fans through the gates, sponsored by AIQ
WJXT TV-4 and 99.1 WQIK. One lucky fan will win a team-autographed refrigerator! After
the game, Boy and Girl Scouts will spend the night on the first Scout Campout Night of the
season. It's also the first Friday Family Fireworks of 2008, brought to you by NAPA Auto
Parts and your local NAPA Autocare Center Dealers!
Saturday night is a Replica Cap Giveaway! The first 3,000 fans through the gate will
receive a replica cap, sponsored by Jiffy Lube and 96.9 The Eagle.
On Sunday, the Suns are proud to honor military families in Jacksonville with Family
Photo Day and Military Appreciation Day! Come early to take a photo on the field before
the game, and stay to honor Jacksonville's military community. Also, stop by any Navy
Federal location for a special Military Appreciation Day discount coupon, courtesy of Navy
Federal Credit Union and Lite 96.1. After the game, the first Kids Run the Bases of the sea-
son, sponsored by MetroPCS!
Monday morning is the first Celebration of Reading Day, with schoolchildren from
across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia attending this special alcohol-free afternoon
game! After the game, Edward Waters College will take the field for a special baseball dou-
ble-feature.
With the new season, the Suns will be pushing back the gate times for weekday games
in 2008. Monday through Friday games will.see the gates opening one hour prior to game-
time, while Saturday and Sunday games will still open gates an hour and a half prior to
gametime.
Tickets for all 70 home games are currently on sale through the Suns Box Office at (904)
358-2846, or online at www.jaxsuns.com. Tickets are $6.00 for general admission, $9.00 for
reserved seating and $12.00 for Homeplate Box seating. Sponsorships, season tickets and
group packages are still available.
April 3
Vs. West Tenn 7:05 Opening Night Schedule Poster Giveaway! Your
Jacksonville Suns take the field in search of another league title under Jacksonville's all-time
wins-leading manager John Shoemaker. The first 3,000 fans get a Suns Schedule Poster, per-
fect for keeping track of the team's schedule all season! Sponsored by UF&Shands, First
Coast News 12&25 and 102.9 The Point. It's also Sam's Club Night- show your Sam's Club
membership card to receive a $2 discount off any regular price ticket!
April 4
Vs. West Tenn 7:05 Refrigerator Magnet Schedule Giveaway! All fans will
receive a free magnet schedule for the 2008 Suns season, plus some lucky fan will win a
team autographed refrigerator! Sponsored by AIG, WJXT TV-4, 99.1 WQIK and WFXJ 930
The Fox. Plus, it's the first Scout Campout Night! Boy and Girl Scouts are invited for a
special Scout night featuring a post-game campout and midnight movie! After the game,
Friday Family Fireworks, courtesy of NAPA Auto Parts and your local NAPA Autocare
Center Dealers.
April 5
Vs. West Tenn 7:05 Replica Hat Giveaway! The first 3,000 fans will receive a
replica of the Suns' on-field home cap. Sponsored by Jiffy Lube and 96.9 The Eagle.
April 6
Vs. West Tenn 3:05 Family Photo Day and Military Appreciation Day! Come
early for a family photo on the field before the game, presented by Navy Federal Credit
Union & Lite 96.1. All kids will receive a softee baseball. Also, stop by your local Navy
Federal location for a $5 discount coupon. After the game, Kids Run the Bases, sponsored
by Metro PCS!
April 7
Vs. West Tenn 11:05a Celebration of Reading Day #1. Schoolkids from all over
the Jacksonville area are invited to enjoy this special late morning game! No beer will be
sold this day.
Jacksonville Suns Baseball Club, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 358-2846 Fax: (904) 358-2845.


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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 Wyith 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
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* 3 Bedrooms
* 2 Full Baths
* 0 Half Baths


* Dinsmore Farms Subdiv
# One Story Style
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