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Wal-Mart announced it will hire 400 people to staff their new store.
beginning Monday. The temporary hiring center at 6104 Gazebo Park
Place will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The new store is scheduled to open this spring on Philips Highway across from
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FMCRC to Engage
leader, Al Pina sent a let-
ter to White House
Director of Urban Affairs
regarding complaints of
racial inequities in
Jacksonville. He said
these racial and economic
disparities have and will
cause great economic
harm to all of
'to FMCRC's report,
minority families account
for 78% of all residents of
low and moderate income
Mr. Pina is seeking a
Jacksonville Journey Using. Pre-
school Education to Fight Crime
Twenty five day care centers on the
Northside will be converted into ,early
learning centers through the Jacksonville
Journey plan to focus on preschool edu-
cation, addressing the total child, as an
effort to fight crime in the city. The aim
of the program is to provide a positive
impact during the first five years of a
Brunswick Man Beats Boys
with Lead Pipe and Golf Club
Darryl Barmamon of
Brunswick, Georgia has
been charged with cruelty to
children, aggravated battery,
assault and possession of a
weapon in a school zone.
Two boys, 8 and 9 years of age, told
police that as they sat on a neighbor's
porch, Barmamon began hitting them.
The 8-year-old said he hit him on the
head and arms. The 9-year-old received
the worst beating, both with a lead pipe
and a golf club.
Man Dies of Viagra
A 28-year-old Russian mechanic is said
to have accepted a challenge from two
women that would net him $4,300. As
he bragged about his ability, the women
told him he did not have the stamina to
endure an all-day sex session. He
accepted the challenge, won the bet, and
twelve hours and a whole bottle of
Viagra later, he suffered a heart attack.
The man ignored the bottle's warning
to see a doctor if an erection last for
more than four hours.
The Grammy Award nominated
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THE ST. ANDREW MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH will be having it's Church and Pastor's
Anniversary on March 8th and March 15th. We are cel-
ebrating the Church 31st anniversary and the Pastor's
3rd anniversary at 2600 West 45th Street. The theme
will be "Tried and True" from the Scripture Psalm:34:8.
Pastor: Rev. Henry Rivers, Associated Pastor: Minister
Nicole Brown, Chairpersons: Phyllis Mike and
Christopher Bradley. For further information please
contact. Sis. Dominique Mann at 904-302-2075.
PEARLS OF WISDOM: Sweetfield Missionary
Baptist Church, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville, FL,
with Dr. Richard R. Russ, Pastor, would like to invite all
of our church families and friends out on March 8th at
4 p.m. to celebrate our 1st Annual Pearls of Wisdom
Pageant. We ask you to please support this and other
upcoming calendar events. Contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at
904-524-8949 for more information.
THE CONGREGATION OF FRIENDSHIP PRIMI-
TIVE BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate their
Annual Men's Day, Sunday, March 15th beginning with
Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morning
Worship at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Aaron Flagg, Jr., of
Emanuel Baptist church as guest speaker. Bro. Johnny
Britton, Chairperson, is inviting the public to attend.
Elder Bobbie Sheffield is the pastor. The church is
located at 1106 Pearch St.
COKO CLEMONS Announces NEW Gospel Project
Slated For June 2009 Release -Grammy-nominated
recording artist Coko Clemons is back in the studio
recording her second gospel album, slated for release on
June 9, 2009. The untitled release is the follow up to her
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CHARTS BIBLE COLLEGE Welcomes Visitors
Every Monday through Thursday- Ever thought
about going to Bible College? Do you seek an atmos-
phere that helps you put into practice what God has
taught you? Charis Bible College, a ministry of Bible
teacher Andrew Wommack, may be the best place for
your personal growth in the Lord. With college campus-
es around the world, Jacksonville became home to
Charis Bible College in 2006. "We're excited that our
first class graduates in May," commented Danon
Winter, the Director of CBC. "We have classes every
Monday through Thursday from 6:30-9:30 pm. We wel-
come everyone to visit and join a class for the evening."
We are here to help you get better equipped to serve oth-
ers. If you're hungry for more of the truth and desire a
closer relationship with God, this is your school",
Winter said. "We realize that training is more than aca-
demics. Training is helping you discover your gifting
and purpose. It's equipping you with proper biblical
knowledge and practical ministry experience required
to succeed in ministry."Karen Reimer is CBC's
Administrator and admits that "relationship is the key
word at Charis. It's giving you the opportunity to devel-
op life-long relationships with your teachers and peers
who will help and support you in the future. It's a bal-
ance of the spiritual, the academic, and the practical,
preparing you for success." The week of February 22
begins the Spring semester. Charis Bible College will
welcome new students and those interested in learning
more about CBC's style and curriculum. Visitors are
welcome any Monday through Thursday, 6:30 until
9:30pm. Charis Bible College is located at 8493
Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville. For more info call
904-588-6456 or email
THE DURKEEVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
will hold a fund raising Fish fry on Saturday, February
28, 2009 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be at the
historical society located at 1293 W. 19th Street. The
center will be open for tours during this time. For direc-
tions please call 904-598-9567.
THE FIRST A.M.E. CHURCH Food Closet is well-
stocked and ready to be a blessing to those in need. The
2nd Saturday in each month from 1:00pm- 3:00pm,
Sister Mattie Devore and a team of dedicated workers
here at the Church will distribute food. For further
information please contact the church office at 386 446
THE BALM IN GILEAD along with the Duval
County Health Department and other local faith-
based communities are requesting your participation in:
The Balm in Gilead, March 1-7, 2009. We are request-
ing that you include prayer for HIV/AIDS in your
Morning service, Bible Study, or Prayer time at your
local church. We are challenging all Pastors to pledge
and include HIV/AIDS as an integral part of your local
church ministry. HIV/AIDS has affected our communi-
ty and it is time to educate, and bring healing. For more
information, please contact Tabitha Robinson at (904)
253-0071 or email Tabitha. Robinson@doh.state.fl.us.
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GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
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Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
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"There s Al4ways Sonethzing HIappenzin
"Quest For Black Citizenship In The Americas"
"One isn't born with courage, but one is bor
Without courage, we cannot practice any other vir
The 2009 Black History Month Calendar was
Jacksonville Public Library with the theme: "Quest
the Americas". The calendar continues to provide r
triumphs and contributions made by African Americ
The 2009 calendar is again a most informative public
In the .2009 Black History Forward, Ms. 1'
Professor of Political Science, Florida Community
writes, "The quest for African citizenship in the Unite
been an extended struggle to gain the political and sc
The Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968) repre
struggle by African Americans to attain full-fledg
United States. With the goals of ending racial segreg
ing rights, African Americans organized and protest
voting rights. The era ended with passage of the Civil
the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
As all American and citizens of the world celebr
of the first African American President for the Unite
not over for Black citizens born in this country. A
social status is still the paramount quest for Bl
President Barack Obama was the honoree for
The Jacksonville Branch NAACP Presidents were
month of February. Presidents honored were: Re
Reverend. J.S. Johnson, Mr. B.F. Williams, Mi
Bishop John E. Gregg, Attorney Mr. Robert M
Harler, Mr. Walter K. Harper, Mr. Theodore ReC
Vaught, Mr. Glennie Washington, Jr., Attorne
Rutledge Pearson, Mr. James Washington, Mr. (
Eddie Mae Steward, Attorney Edward W. Daw
Holmes, Jr., Mr. Fred Matthews, Mrs. Willye I
William Randall, Mr. Anthony Rodgers, Sr. and Is
Other honorees were: Mrs. Mary White Blocker
Randolph and Mr. Mr. Sam Jones (April); Mr.
(May); Attorney Earl M. Johnson, Sr.,(June);
Mathis and Mary Littlejohn Singleton (July); Mr.
(August); Mr. Lewis James Carter III (September
(October); Past and Present Elected Officials-Dr. Ar
Willye F. Dennis, Ms. E. Denise Lee, Ms. Corrine
'Tony' Hill, Ms. Audrey Gibson and Ms. Mia J
Landmarks in the Quest for Citizenship, Eman
Thirteenth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment,
Brown v. Board of Education, Civil Rights Act of 196
1965 and the Fair Housing Act (December).
Sponsors for the 2009 Calendar publication
BURGER KING-Arthur J. Lee, Managing I
Restaurants, LLC, Florida Community College D
College President, First Coast News-Mrs. Dod
President/General Manager, the Jacksonville Public I
A.B. Gubbin, Director, the James Weldon Joh
Association for the Study of African American
Ruthine Tidwell, President and Florida Telco Con
William Braddock, CEO.
"The many of us who attain what we may and forg
along the line we've got to remember that the
others to pull along the way.
The farther they go, the further we all go. "-J:
n with potential.
,tue with consistency."
unveiled recently at the
for Black Citizenship in
residents with the many
cans on the First Coast.
ed States of America has
social rights afforded the
,sented the most recent
ed citizenship in these
nation and securing vot-
sted for citizenship and
I Rights Act of 1964 and
ate the historic election
d States, the struggle is
Advancing political and
ack citizenship in the
r the month of January.
g On The First Coast
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Ms. Angela Spears, Dr. Barbara
Darby and Mrs. Grace Solomon.
the honorees for the'-r / ,
verend B.J. Williams, W" Mesdames Charlotte Dwight Stewart and Lydia
r. S. Henry Williams, Calendar Designer Mrs. Nakita Powell with he Dwight Wooden.
V. Gray, Mr. Samuel d t
adding, Mr. Charles M.
y Earl Johnson, Mr.
C. Linwood Lee, Mrs. r
rkins, Reverend R. B.
F. Dennis, Reverend
(March); Mr.A. Philip
Frank Hampton, Sr.
Mesdames Sallye B.
Rodney L. Hurst, Sr.
); Mr. Clanzel Brown Dr. Brenda Simmons and Ms. Ruthine Tidwell.
rnett Girardeau, Mrs. Local Author Mrs. Bettye Sessions with
Brown, Mr. Anthony one of the several guests attending the
ones (November); and Black History Month Calendar unveil-
ones (November); and ing ceremony.
4, Voting Rights Act of
are: Jacksonville Area 0'
Member Lee Wesley
r. Steven R. Wallace,
Library- Mrs. Barbara
hnson Branch of the Black History Month Calendar Honorees and Family
Life and History-Ms. Members of Honorees.
nmunity Credit Union- .
,et those who help us
?re are so many Calendar Designer Mrs. Nakita Powell
>with he daughter.
.. 4 Mesdames Barbara A.B. Gubbin,
Director, Jacksonville Public Library
and Carolyn Shehee Williams,
." "Deputy Director, Jacksonville Public
Black History Month Calendar Honoree State Library.
Representative Mia Jones with Staffers of State Legislative
Calendar Honorees for State Representatives Audrey
Gibson and Anthony 'Tony' Hill
e Representative Mrs.
Willye Dentnis, repre-
senting the NAACP
To the left: Black History
Month Calendar Honorees
and Family Members of
Honorees. Black History Calendar Honoree
Black History Calendar Honoree Representatives. Representative.
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Derek Luke: On a Roll and Stretching
By Rych McCain
Photos: Lionsgate Films
We just saw and
read about him for his
portrayal of Sean
"Diddy" Combs in
Notorious and 'ahead
of that was his role in
the Spike Lee Word
War II epic Miracle
At St. Anna. Now he
is before us again as
assistant DA Joshua'
Hardaway in the #1
Box Office movie
Madea Goes To Jail.
Derek Luke is a soft
spoken man and very
humble as we kicked
back in his hotel suite
to chat. I mentioned
the instant stardom
that he received in the
beginning of his
career as Antwone
Fisher. For a minute,
he was the hottest
new star in
Hollywood. I had got-
ten reports that
Steven Spielberg and
other top names were
circling like sharks to
make him apart of
their next project.
What was his reaction
then and has the fire
still continued to burn.
from that 'period?
Luke laughs and says,
"Really, I 'didn't know
anything about it!
You're telling me
something from the
outside point of view.
For me, I was always
Derek Luke. I do little
Steven Spielberg and
Ron Howard who still
pay me visits on dif-
ferent sets which is a
show of honor."
' Luke further
reflects, "I think part
of me being here is a
blessing because I
always here people
comment 'oh you're
on choices, so if that
is any inclination of
hot or still being hot,
vs. not being hot; as
far as next year, the
slate is hotter than it
has ever been for me
in the past year.
There is more to
come, a whole lot
more from Derek
Luke." What does
Luke look forward to
in the path ahead? He
turns serious and
says, "It's getting
really big right now
and I'm excited. Mr.
Poitier (Sidney) and
(Denzel) have always
been a guide and a
theme meaning the
fact that they always
did something that
was meaningful to
their generation and
I'm 'always thinking
about people before
me and also I'm
thinking now about
people coming after
me: As Denzel says, I
just want to do what's
right and there are a
lot of right projects
coming forward now.
There's been talk
about playing Jackie
Robinson and differ-
ent others. I'm excit-
ed about what is next.
There are a lot of
great options ahead
right now." By the
way, Luke would be
perfect as Jackie
With more black
actors succeeding in
such as Taraji P.
Henson in The
Curious Case of
Benjamin, Buttons and
Viola Davis in Doubt,
both of whom
received Oscar nomi-
nations, what effect
does Luke see hap-
pening? He brightens
up, "I think what I've
learned. It wasn't that
doors never were
open because you
have Tyler Perry,
Michael Jordan and
they are giving people
a chance to say I can
get that, but now I
want to control
things. I want to write
my own. I want to
write, direct and pro-
When asked who
are some of the first
people who helped
him to break into the
business whom we
never here about. He
fondly says, "I
remember a guy
Whitehorn who an
executive producer on
a show was called
"Kings and Queens."
I was working in a
gift shop and he said
to me, 'hey Derek, I
like you, I may have a
part for you'. He
stayed true to his
word and came back a
year later and gave
me a one line part and
then another one line
part but the casting
people saw something
in me." He also cred-
its his uncle who told
him not to quit the
gift shop job but work
diligently at his craft
and his mom and
ever they said and did
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"Ballin' Smashin" with
his 8yr old son Lit Jared.
Their video of the cut
'last weekend and has had
over 800,000 hits.
Memphis native and rap-
per Yo Gotti will drop his
; new compilation, CM2.
March 26 on his own
In ev i t a b l e
Entertainment label dis-
tributed by The Orchard.
20th Century Fox and
Entertainment is offer-
ing a massive collection
of 77 DVDs with black
history themed subjects
and featuring black
actors in comedies, dra-
mas, documentaries and
TV favorites. A portion
of the proceeds will go to
benefit the NAACP on its
Tyra Banks has
"America's Next Top
Model" is looking for
shorter women 5'7 and
under to compete for the
upcoming cycle 13.
Auditions will be held in
Miami, San Francisco,
Washington D.C., New
York, Dallas, Chicago
and Los Angeles. Go to
www.cwtv.com for all of
the casting info.
Madea Goes To Jail;
Starring Tyler Perry,
Derek Luke, Keshia
Knight Pulliam, Ion
Lee, Sofia Vergara,
Vanessa Ferlito, Viola
Davis, David Mann and
Produced, Written and
Directed by Tyler Perry.
Produced by Reuben
After a high-speed
chase, Madea (Perry)
ends up in front of a dif-
ferent judge who sen-
tenced her to jail after her
anger got the best of her
in front of the bench.
Madea continues to be
1ladea in jail while
befriending a druggie
Assistant D.A. Joshua
becomes involved over
his head with Candace
and all hell breaks loose
with his girlfriend fellow
ADA Linda (Overman).
This is your standard
Tyler Perry film with the
moral lessons to be
learned along with the
comedy. Madea fans will
make this film a box
Entertainment in associ-
ation with Icon
Productions and Infinity
Hounsou Chris Evans,
Camilla Belle and Cliff
Curtis. Directed by Paul
McGuigan. Written by
David Bourla. This film
doesn't live up to the
hype and becomes a bit
abstract in a boring way
and of course, the brotha
gets blown away in the
end. Save it for a rental
Hit me up at feed-
So da aiki
(Love and work)
Yend of Moncrief Creek Bridge to
h n public hearing to
US 17 (SR 5) Main Street. The, o 'a ; 0
hearing will be held Thursday, W ".I Rivet '
March 5, 2009, at the Bradham -
Brooks Northwest Library,. ,- Begm. ProjectW. w--
1755 Edgewood Avenue West, /, :h. r > s rS
Jacksonville, Florida 32208. -'
Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. to ," End Project
allow you time to review- and s, ?
discuss the exhibits and have \ h s ca S t
your questions answered by one %, E- s .
ofourstaff. The formal portion of o. % o ,Ws ot shSt
the public hearing will begin at
6:30 p.m., with an audiovisual presentation followed by an opportunity for public comment. It is the
policy of the Florida Department of Transportation's District Two to prohibit materials and/or exhibits
in our public workshops, meetings or hearings that are not the property of the Department.
Therefore, no outside party will be allowed to display or hand out materials in any of these events.
The proposed improvements will be to resurface Tallulah Avenue. The Department is
recommending as part of the resurfacing project to re-stripe the roadway to a three-lane section,
replacing the four 10 foot wide travel lanes. The proposed roadway will consist of a 10 foot wide two-
way center turn lane and a 12 foot wide travel lane in each direction with a 3 foot wide paved
shoulder on either side. This will allow vehicles to safely move into a center turn lane without
blocking the remaining travel lanes and place traveling vehicles further away from residences. Five
foot sidewalks will also be added from 68th Street to Main Street (north side) and from Lorain Street
to Pearl Street (south side). This public hearing is being held to present the construction plans,
discuss the Department's recommendations and receive your input. As of February 12, 2009, the
construction plans will be available for your review during normal business hours at the Bradham
Brooks Northwest Library, 1755 Edgewood Avenue West, Jacksonville, Florida 32208. This project
has been evaluated in accordance with the provisions of Federal Executive Orders 11990 & 11988
"Protection of Wetlands" and "Floodplain Management" and these involvements will be discussed at
This hearing is being conducted to inform the public of the project and afford the public the
opportunity to express views concerning the location, conceptual design and social, economic and
environmental effects of the proposed improvements. Those who wish to submit written statements
may do so at the hearing or mail them to the address below no later than April 6, 2009. All comments
received by this date will become part of the public hearing record. All residents, property owners
and interested persons or groups are encouraged to come and participate. Public participation is
solicited without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status.
Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons
who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mr. John Thrasher at the number
below at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing.
All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing to review and discuss this important
transportation improvement project. If you need project information or if you have any questions
Mr. John Thrasher, Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
1109 S. Marion Avenue, MS 2002
Lake City. FL 32025-5874
or (386) 961-7481
F.-mail': John Thracsherlald ot sta fl us
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FEBRUARY 28. 2009 THE STAR -
The FL/GA Star
LOCAL SECTION B
Th*Gri a Sat CunifU~ff~l1II11 Ol of the Penteostal Assembiesof the Wor~ld,, Inc
The Georgia State
Council of the Pentecostal
Assemblies of the World,
Inc. was held in Dalton.
Georgia from the 18th to
the 21st of February .
The host church was
True Gospel Pentecostal
Church, Inc. with pastor
Suffragan Bishop Reubehi
Graham, Sr., located at 109
Henderson Street in
Dalton, GA 30721.
February 18th, was
Georgia State Christian
Women and Missionary
, Thursday, February
19th, was Georgia State
Council Men's Ministry.
Friday, February 20th.
Georgia State Council
February 21st, Sunday
School Auxiliary; and
Saturday Evening was
Georgia State Council
Young People's Union.
-Story and photo-
graphs by Clarissa Davis.
Diocesan Bishop Nealon Guthrie, First Lady
Guthrie, with Timothy Lawrence, Author of Totally
Evangelist Cassie Outlaw was one of the
Timothy E. Lawrence, Author of Totally Committed. founding members of the organization
Georgia State Council. She also served as
the first general secretary of the Council
for forty years specifically until June,
1985for health reason, but remained secre-
tary emeritus until her passing on January
6, 1986, Brunswick, Georgia.
Youth President Evangelist GSCPYPU President Sister
Tawakia Miles. Patricia McCrory.
To the left: Suffragan
Bishop G. Floyd.
.- To the right: District Elder
Y L. C. Dunning, Jr.
Suffragan Bishop R. Graham, Sr. with First Lady
LOCAL YOUNGLADIES COMPETE FOR THE MILES JR. TEEN JACKSONVILLE TITLE- Diamond Wingo and Dai'Ja
unin, both of Jacksonville, were.recently selected to participate in the Nationals4.2009 Miss Jr. Teen Jacksonville,pageant competition that will take, place on March 8, 2009. Both
ladies learned of their acceptance into this year's competitionras Nationals, Inc. announced their selections on Monday afternoon. Both ladies sub-
initte an application and took-part in aniiinterview session that was conducted by Patty Neidert, this year's Jaoksonville Pageant Coordinator. &K
They will-be competing for'.heit share of thousands of dollars.-i prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. They will be
competing in the Miss Jr. Teen divisioli,,,6 e bf four divisions that will have young ladies between the ages of 7!and 19 competing in modeling
routines 'which include c l'asulwear and'forinal wear. Most importantly, they will display their personality and interviewing skills while interview-
ing with this year's Jacksonville judging panel. Personality is the, riumbi one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of the
Which ever was to win the title of Miss Jr. teen Jacksonville, will represent jacksonville and
the surrounding communities at the Cities of America National Competition that will take place
in Orlando, Florida. Over $60,000,00 in prizes and awards will he presented at the National
Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in
There is no cost to the contestants for participating in the pageant competition. Community
businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist them in participating in this year's
competition by becoming an official sponsor to them. Through sponsorship, each contestant .'
receives all the necessary training rehearsals, and financial support which will allow them to ,
become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year's Jacksonville Pageant. Any
business, organization, or private Individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to DaiJa Dunn
Diamond or Dai'Ja may contact their pageant coordinator, Patty Neidert at 1-800-569-2487. Diamond Fingo Dai'Ja Dunn
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Grave Marker Dedicated for
PhilliesKennedy at Evergreen
By Mike Bonts, Sports Editor
In an emotional cereniony. at Evergreen Cemetery on
Tuesday, dignitaries, friends and family members dedicat-
ed a grave marker to John Irvin Kennedy, the first black
player for the Philadelphia Phillies and a Jacksonville
JRONS AND ANSAS CITRIMONCS K OHN IREN.E
BECA -F nsr 2ca 1,MERICAN BASEBALL
PHI.LADEL.IHA PHILUES HiSTOR D r..NA, Z2 7 Florida State Senator Tony Hill,
along with Dr. Wes Singletary of the
ahoto ence G.ee e' Office of Cultural and Heritage
Programs with th'e Florida State Department., Scor Harvard of Ocala Marble and
Granite Works. Phil Myers' representing the Phillies and Rev. Harold "Buster" hair,
Jr., a former Negro League player, attended the ceremony.
Born in 1926, Kennedy was a shortstop for most of his career. He was 30 years
old whei he made his major league debut in 1957 at Roosevelt Stadium. He became
the first black player in Philadelphia Phillies history, 10 years after Jackie Robinson
broke baseball's color barrier.
On April 22 Kennedy stepped on the field for Philadelphia, the last team in the
National League to integrate. Kennedy, had caught on earlier with the Birmingham
Black Barons, and later the Kansas City Monarchs, both of the Negro American
League. Near the end of the 1956 season, after having led the NAL batting race for
most of the year, the Monarchs sold Kennedy's contract to the Philadelphia Phillies.
In his first game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Kennedy enteredithe game in the
top of the 8th inning as a pinch runner for Solly Hemus, who had doubled, but did not
score. The Dodgers won, 5-1.
His next game was two days later, playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Connie
Mack Stadium. He entered the game in the bottom of the 6th as a pinch runner for
Harry Anderson, who had singled, and later scored on a bases-loaded' triple by Ed
Bouchee. The Phillies, won, 8-5.
He got into a total of five games, the last one on May 3, 1957. At the plate he was
0-for-2, including one strikeout. In his two appearances at shortstop he had one assist,
one error, and participated in one double play.
Kennedy attended Old Stanton High School and played football and basketball at
Edward Waters College. He had lied in an unmarked grave since his death in 1998.
Harvard and his company designed, constructed, installed and donated-the marker.
The family of John Irvin Kennedy with Mia Jones; Tony Hill, and Phil Myers, son of
Phillies pitcher Brett Myers, and shirt presented by the Phillies. Photo by Florida Star
photographer Laurence Greene.
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THE NATIONAL HAMPTON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION,
INC. is hosting their first nationwide Bowl-A-Thon on March 7, 2009 to pro-
vide funds to assist needy/deserving college students. Alumni chapters iin many
cities throughout the states will be participating. The Jacksonville Chapter
event will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Bowl America, 11141 Beach
Blvd., from 1:00 3:00 p.m. Bowlers, friends of Hamptonians, and the public
are invited to participate. for additional information contact Kenneth Reddick,
Regional Fundraising Chairperson, at 764-8795.
It's Time to Roll Out The Red Carpet! for The Onyx Awards -This year as
America celebrates the accomplishments of Barack Obama, our country's first
African American president, Florida has the distinct honor of recognizing out-
standing individuals who have- made valuable contributions in the categories of
education, business, performing arts and sports-to name a few. In a historic
effort, Blue Cross and Blue Shield takes great pleasure in saluting the Presidents
and the legacy of Florida's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to
include, Bethune-Cpokman University, Florida Agricultural Mechanical
University, Florida Memorial and Edward. Waters College, the oldest of Florida's
African-American, educational institutions. Kick-Off Reception, is Friday,
March 13, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. at The Status Lounge located at 912 West
Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL. The Onyx Awards is Saturday, March 14, 2009.
General Reception: 5:30 p.m.; VIP Reception: 5:30 p.m.; Gala Dinner: 7:00
p.m.; Awards Show: 8:00 p.m.; Post Reception: 10:00 p.m. to be held at the
Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr., Orlando, FL.
LUCIUS GANTT'S: DEAD MAN WRITING -God is good. The devil can't
stop the TRUTH. I will autograph any and all books purchased during February
2009. Send them to'me or when I see you, I'll sign. Thank yout in advance for
your support. 1 am so proud. The book is beautiful! On sale right now: for
order/purchase, at Barnes & Nobles, Books-A-Million, Target, Amazon.com,
eBay.com, AuihorHouse.com, my site allworldconsultants.net or wherever
fine books are sold. Thanks in advance for your purchase.
NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM EXHIBIT -In recogni-
tion of Black History Month, pieces from THE NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS
IN WAX MUSEUM will be on exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center,
1200 Elm Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida. Exhibit tours will be offered on
February 26 27 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on February 28 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Admission: Adults, $5.00; Students, ages 4' to 18, $3.00 (with valid
Student ID); free to children ages 3 and under. Group tours are encouraged. The
exhibit will feature prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance. For more
information about the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, visit their web-
site at www.ngbiwm.com. Proceeds from the exhibit will benefit the Dare 2
'Dream Tour 2009, which is sponsored by Solid Rock Church of God by Faith
in collaboration with First Baptist Church of Yulee. The tour this year will jour-
ney to Atlanta, Georgia to visit the Martin Luther King Jr. historical sites, the
Georgia Aquarium and several colleges in the Atlanta area.
LOCAL COMMUNICATION CLUB HOSTS A FREE -SPEECH WORK-
SHOP-In times of low economic growth and high unemployment statistics,
-many people seek more education and new skills. The Lillian R. Bradley
Toastmasters Club is doing its part to help people improve an important skill in
a two day workshop on public speaking. Toastmasters International is a non-
profit organization that helps people become more competent and comfortable
in front of an audience. The club, which is 'named after a Duval County school
teacher, will be holding the workshops February 21st and 28th from 12:00 Pm-
3:00 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2825 San Diego Road. For more infor-
mation, visit www.toastmasters.org.
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If you live in a Project New Ground area, have questions
and would like to learn more about the cleanup effort to improve
areas where incinerator ash may have been deposited many
years ago, you're invited to come to one of our Project New
Ground Information fairs located in your neighborhood.
PROJECT NEW GROUND INFORMATION FAIRS SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, March 3
4:00 7:00 p.m.
Dept. of Transportation Auditorium
2198 Edison Ave.
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Wednesday, March 4
4:00 7:00 p.m.
A. Philip Randolph Academies
2100 W 45th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Thursday, March 5
4:00 7:00 p.m.
Ribault High School
3701 Winton Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32208
5TH AND CLEVELAND
Friday, March 6
4:00 7:00 p.m.
Emmett Reed Center
1093 W 6th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209
For more information, call 630-CITY
or visit www.ProjectNewGround.org.
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Barnes & Noble Employee Threatens To Kill Co-Workers-Officer was
dispatched to Barnes & Noble in reference to a dispute. Upon arrival he contacted
victim #1 who stated the suspect threatened to shoot her. Victim #1 stated she and
the suspect both work at Barnes & Noble and the suspect has asked her out on sev-
eral occasions. Victim #1 stated she has always told the suspect no and recently he
has become angry with her due to her refusing to go out with him. Victim #1 stated
at approximately 2000 the suspect approached her while they both were working
and he began cursing at her and throwing books at her. Victim #1 stated she went
and told her manager (victim #2) who asked the suspect to come to the back office.
Victim #1 stated victim #2 asked the suspect to leave because of his behavior and
he became angry and told victim #2 he was going to come back and, "cap you're
a**" and then pointed at her with his hand as if it were a gun. Victim #1 stated as
the suspect walked out of the office he pointed at her with his hand as if it were a
gun and stated, "I'm gonna get you". Victim #2 stated the suspect then left the busi-
ness. Officer contacted victim #2 who provided a statement consistent with victim
#1. Police then attempted to contact the suspect at the phone number provided by
the victim's with negative results. The victim's were both provided state attorney
cards. Case Suspended. Second Case Of Domestic Dispute -On Saturday
Officer responded to Summer Oaks Apartments in reference to a domestic dispute.
Upon arrival, she spoke to the victim, who provided the following statements. The
victim and the suspect, who is her boyfriend and lives with her, got into a verbal
argument when he got home. He began yelling at her and pushed her down on the
bed by placing his hands around her throat. He held her down for a brief period. He
then let her up and they continued arguing. They went into the living room and he
pushed her down on the couch. He then dragged her off the couch by grabbing her
leg and pulling her off the couch. The suspect left the apartment when the victim
called the police. When Officer arrived the suspect was crying and appeared to be
very fearful. She seemed worried about the suspect coming back to the apartment.
Police did not observe any red marks on her neck. They spoke with the witness, who
is the victim's daughter. She told them she saw her daddy (suspect) push her mommy
(victim) on the bed. She then saw her daddy pull her mommy off the couch by
pulling on her leg. The victim told the daughter to go to the other room. There were
two other children present who heard arguing but were in their bedroom and did not
see any violence. The suspect called the victim by-phone while Officer was still at
the apartment. They asked the suspect to return to the residence to discuss the inci-
dent with him. They also asked him where he was. He stated he was with a friend
and he would get a ride over to the house. Police asked him how long he would be
and he yelled on the phone "I said I'm coming over there; stop bothering me." they
told him to lower his voice while he was speaking to them. He began to yell on the
phone again and the conversation was terminated after that. Officer #2 was present
during the investigation. He heard both the statements of the victim and the child.
After speaking with the suspect by phone both Officers' waited at the residence for
approximately 50 minutes. The suspect never returned. The suspect did call the vic-
tim back and asked if he was going to jail. The victim did not say yes or no. Officers
waited as the victim took her children and left the residence to stay with a family
member. Police are now working towards getting a warrant. All in all, we hope that
the suspect learned their lessons. Violence is never the solution for anything.
Magic Hosts Reception for FAMU College of Law
Special to the Florida Star
(Florida Star photos by Nancy Beecher)
Magic hosts reception for FAMU
College of Law Board of Advisors and
the American Bar Association
Special to the Florida Star
Aspart of a continuous commitment
to the academic community of Central
Florida, the Orlando Magic hosted a
reception for the FloridaA&M University o e
(FAMU) College of Law Board of
Advisors and the American Bar .
Association (ABA) on Monday. From right to left, C. Williams Jennings (FloridaA&M Board
"It's great to have community part- f trustees Dr. James Ammons (President of Florida A&M),
that recognize the value of hi arry G Prince (Chair of the American Bar Association site
ners that recognize the value of having visit team) and LeRoy Pernell (Dean at Florida A&M College
Florida A&M's law school here," said of Law) take a look at the 1/16th scale model of the commiu-
Orlando MayorBuddy Dyer. "The Magic tys new Events Center at the Orlando Magics Experience
have been great partners in so many dif-
ferent ventures in Panramore and to have them be part of
what we are doing with the law school is equally impor-
The reception, held at the Magic's Experience Center
at 101 South Garland Ave. suite 204, in downtown
Orlando, was one function in a series of events that the
FAMU College of Law is involved with in order to receive
accreditation from the ABA. The event was a show of
community support for the college of law to the members
of the ABA who were visiting Orlando.
Three blocks from the rapidly rising new Events
Center, the dynamic Experience Center features a replicat-
ed luxury suite, loge box, and club lounge, and allows vis-
itors the opportunity to experience actual sightlines during
events. The Experience Center is just a few hundred yards
from the FAMU College of Law, located on Beggs
"The FAMU College of Lain v is a great addition to our Orlando Magic community ambassador
academic community," said Orlando Magic Vice President Nick Anderson (left) and LeRoy Pernell,
of Community Relations and Government Affairs Linda dean at Florida A&M College ofLaw.
Landman-Gonzalez, who was joined in attendance by Orlando Magic Community Ambassadors
NickAnderson and Bo Outlaw. 'The countless attorneys and judges who will study, and hopeful-
ly call Orlando home, impacts our region both economically and professionally."
Orlando's NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic's mission is to be world champions on and
off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. On the court, Orlando has won
three division championships (1995, 1996, 2008), had four 50-plus-win seasons, and won the
Eastern Conference title in 1995.
Off the court, on an annual basis the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local
community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholar-
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Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year,
while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 4,000 volunteer hours annually In addition,
over the last 19 years nearly $14 million has been distributed to local non-profit community organ-
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Through the National Basketball Association's NBA CARES program, the league, players
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,The NAACP: Past, Present, and Future
On February 12, 2009, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People celebrated one hundred years of fighting for justice and equality for all citi-
zens. As the oldest, largest, and most widely recognized grassroots organization for the purpose of championing for civil rights, the NAACP has used its influence to bet-
ter strive toward its ultimate goal: to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial dis-
The Quest for Civil Rights
The NAACP grew out of a country's
desperate cry for equality.
Formed partly in response to the to
the Springfield, IL race riot of 1908 and
the ongoing practice of lynching in the
south in 1909, the founding group of
some 60 people was composed of blacks
as well as whites who were apalled at
the atrocities committed against people
The principal objective of the fledg-
ling organization was to secure for all
people the rights guaranteed in the 13th,
14th, and 15th Amendments to the
United States Constitution, which prom-
ised an end to slavery, the equal protec-
tion of the law, and universal adult'male
Mary II hitre Oringlon. co-founder of the
Writer and civil rights activist W.E.B.
DuBois, a founder of the NAACP.
W.E.B. Dubois, a famous writer and
civil rights activist, founded The Crisis
magazine, one of the oldest black peri-
odicals in America. It is now the official
publication of the NAACP and contin-
ues in its mission to be the premier cru-
sading voice for civil rights through
thought, opinion and analysis.
The NAACP gre\\ rapidly, establish-
ing branch offices in several metropoli-
tan cities until it amassed enough grass-
roots support to launch a 30-year cam-
paign against lynching. Despite the fact
that no anti-1knchlng legislation \\as
e\er passed b\ Congress. the NAACP
issued a report entitled "Thirty Years ot
Lynching in the United States. 1889-
1919", which drastically reduced the
incidence of lynchings.
Each passing decade brought new challenges and successes to the NAACP.
By the 1920s, the organization had grown large enough to garner victories in dis-
criminatory voting laws, but the Great Depression of the 1930s turned its focus on
The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and the ensuing quest for desegregation
brought one of the greatest victories of all -- winning the Brown v. Board of
Education case of 1954, which outlawed segregation in public schools.
Despite the great strides American society has made, the NAACP continues to
speak out against injustice to this day.
The Children Are the Future
Since the United States now has its first African-American president, the NAACP now finds it necessary to retool its strategy for ensuring equality in order to
remain relevant in the changing times. Youth, it seems, has been the key to a continuing legacy. The current president, Benjamin Jealous, is the youngest person
to serve in that position since the organization's inception. The Youth and College Division, created in 1936, seeks to involve the youth of today in the ongoing fight
for civil rights. The Back To School/Stay In School program is dedicated to providing students from elementary school to high school with academic and social
support, reducing the absenteeism and dropout rate, providing a higher level of academic and cultural enrichment, increasing parental involvement and improv-
ing overall perceptions about public schools. Additionally, several scholarships exist to reward deserving stu- ..
dents for academic acheivement. Influential People
The vision of the NAACP Youth & College Division and the NAACP as a whole is to develop a new gen-
eration of leadership by informing youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and
Rosa Parks, shown here being fingerprinted after being
arrested for not giving up her seat to a white patron on a
city bus, The NAACP strongly supported her cause, which
led to the successful bus boycotts in the segregated South.
NAACP field agent Medgar Evers, who became the focus
of an NAACP campaign after he was denied admission to
then-segregated University of Mississippi Law School. He
was murdered by a member of the Ku Klux Klan in 1963.
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