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Title:
Florida star
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.,
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Fla
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Frequency:
weekly
regular

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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

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

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University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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issn - 0740-798X
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Crime Took the Forefront This Week [


Man With About 20 Aliases Meets
on Internet and Scams Many
She met him on an internet site
designed for blacks and the 6 footer
told her he was a Lt. Colonel in the
Army. They planned to marry but one
| day she returned to her Jacksonville
home and found about $6,000 worth of
jewelry gone, and so was he.
Douglas Ulysses He had a similar incident in
Johnson, 56
Savannah, Georgia and actually marry-
ing his victim but taking $5,000 in cash and a rental car.
He has theft and bigamy warrants Georgia, Michigan,
California and now Florida and has been on the run
since 2005. JSO and the victims are asking for your
help. His name is Douglas Johnson but he uses many
other names.
Jacksonville's 28-day Streak
of Non Violence Ceased
Robert Kearny, 23 was killed and Katherine George,
20, as injured in a double shooting on the Westside
Wednesday night. This was the first homicide in almost
a month. In fact, it is the 12th in 2009 compared to 31
murders this time last year. It is hoped that the extra
officers and early intervention is causing the difference.
Boy 8 Killed and Officer Stabbed in
Palatka
EU Zachariah Williams, 22,
stabbed Dayquone Hill, 8
several times in front of
his mother Tuesday night.
When an officer arrived,
Zachariah Dayquone Zachariah stabbed him
Williams, 22 Hill, 8, killed in the cheek. The, stab-
bing wounds to Dayquone were fatal.
Williams' mother said he has not been taking his med-r
ication and believes this is what brought on the murder.
Brunswick Police are Looking for
Suspect in a Saturday Shooting Death
U. S. Army Spc. Anthony Weems 23,
of California, and his girlfriend
Vonquisha Moore, 19, of Alabama, were
shot Saturday in Brunswick in the 1600
block of Johnston. They had traveled to
Brunswick to visit relatives. Police say
Wayne Darnell that don't know why they were shot but
do know who shot them. They are
searching for Wayne Darnell Roberson, 22, the shoot-
ing suspect and asking for help.
Ribault High Shootings Caused Lock
Down, One Teen Felony Arrest
It was reported gun fire and the school administration
issued a code red, confining all students to a class
room. When officers arrived, they observed two stu-
dents fighting in the midst of about 250 students. They
were ordered to stop. and one was placed under arrest
and secured in a police car.
Two Teens Charged in the September Slaying

f .Hector Sanchez, 19, is
charged with the shooting
death of Erick Color, 19 in
September 2008 and
Hector Markell Markeil Thomas, 18, was
Sanchez, 19 Thomas, 18
driving the getaway car.
Both are charged with murder.
According to reports, the two attempted to rob Colon
in the Cheswick Oaks neighborhood in Argyle, a few
blocks from the Duval-Clay county line. Some of the
items stolen from Colon led the police to the arrest of
the teens. They did not know their victim.


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Half of the
Wheel of
Justice
Cleared This
Week
Sheriff Rutherford, the
Mayor and the
Jacksonville Journey says
'thank you' for your help.
This week, half the wheel
of justice was cleared. It
included:
Antonio Griffin, who was
hiding at'the place given,
Johnnie Edward Bennett,
Willie Clarence Salley,
and Deangelo Franklin.
All were arrested without
incident. Deangelo orig-
inally taunted the detec-
tive saying he would
never catch him and on
Monday turned himself in
because he saying he was
tired of the pressure he
was getting from being
on Channel 4's Wheel.


Mayor and
Congresswoman
Brown to Hold
Economic
Stimulus Summit
Want to know how to
access funding in the
American recovery and
reinvestment act? Join
Congresswoman Corrine
Brown and Jacksonville's
mayor John Peyton in
conjunction with Florida
Community College at
their Technology Center
at 401 West State Street
on the corner of State and
Broad, Monday, March
23rd at 8:00 a.m.
The summit will be
directed towards non
profit organizations, pri-
vate businesses, school
board members, college
and university adminstra-
tors, law enforcement
agencies and city and
county governments.
RSVP: (904) 354-1652.
Space is limited.


Florida Supreme Court Justice
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed
Circuit Judge James Perry of
Stiford to the Florida Supreme
Court. He is the second black
justice.of the seven-member
court.
Many blacks were concerned
about who would be appointed
Circuit Judge James and had hoped for Judge Perry.
With the appointment of Perty,
Crist has again strengthen his position within the black
community. Earlier this month, he appointed Adora
Obi Nweze, president of Florida's NAACP to serve as
his Special Advisor on Minority Affairs. ,


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to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senator to replace Mel
Martinez(R). Mr. Clinton is shown with Florida and Georgia
Star owner, Clara McLaughlin.

Early Florida Star Writer

Passes at Age 90
J. Ralph Lundy was born
October 8, 1918 to the late
John and Lillian Lundy in
Jacksonville, Florida. His
first church affiliation was
with Mother Midway AME
on VanBuren Street. He is a
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Berry Rand, Head
of AARP
Barry6 .
Rand, 64,
is the new
leader of
t h e
nation's Barry Rand, 64,
nation's CEO,AARP
number
one advocacy group for
people age 50 and over.
Rand is the first African
American to sit in this
position. He is a long-
time civil rights activist.


Jamaica Bracing for Increase in
Ganja Farming and Trading
The Narcotics Police of Jamaica are
preparing for an increase in ganja farm-
ing and trading because of the present
economic conditions. This feeling was
voiced by the Narcotics Police Senior
Superintendent who stated that many
will use ganja farming as a lucrative
means to earn money.
A multimillion-dollar ganja farm in St.
Elizabeth is presently being destroyed.
It was discovered on a swampland
Monday. Presently, they destroyed 14
acres of ganja and 600 pounds of the
weed. Four buckets of ganja seeds were
also found.
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A Look at Race, Incarceration, and
American Values
by Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund


Glenn Loury, a professor
in the Department of
Economics at Brown
University, has long been one
of the nation's most outspo-
ken Black intellectuals. For
many years he was a leading
conservative voice on topics
like affirmative action, and
whenever he focuses on a pol-
icy issue affecting the Black
community, people pay atten-
tion. In his title essay in the
recent book, Race,
Incarceration, and American
Values, Professor Loury
sounds the alarm on some of
the same concerns the
Children's Defense Fund has
been raising when we talk
about the pipeline to prison
crisis.
Professor Loury begins the
book by pointing out just how
out of proportion prison rates
have become in our country,
citing data like a 2005 report
from the International Centre
for Prison Studies in London
that showed the United States
had five percent of the world's
population, but 25 percent of
the world's inmates. As he
says, "Our incarceration rate
(714 per 100,000 residents) is
almost 40 percent greater than
those of our nearest competi-
tors (the Bahamas, Belarus,
and Russia). "Other industrial
democracies, even those with
significant crime problems of
their own, are much less puni-


tive....We have a corrections
sector that employs more
Americans than the combined
work forces of General
Motors, Ford, and Wal-Mart,
the three largest corporate
employers in the country."
As Professor Loury goes
on to explain, this dramatic
increase in incarceration rates
wasn't in proportion to an
equally dramatic increase in
crime, but was instead tied to a
shift in our nation's thinking
about the purpose of incarcer-
ation-away from rehabilita-
tion and towards punishment.
He argues that despiteie a
sharp national decline in
crime, American criminal jus-
tice has become crueler and
less caring than it has been at
any other time in our modern
history. Why? The question
has no simple answer, but the
racial composition of prisons
is a good place to start."
Professor Loury describes
how incarceration trends in
the United States are connect-
ed to our country's legacy of
slavery and segregation. He
reminds his readers that cul-
tural phenomena like lynch-
ing, Jim Crow, and legal seg-
regation were all part of a
deep-seated pattern of racial
subordination in America that
lasted long after slavery
ended. Scholars are now not-
ing that in the post civil-rights
era, racially skewed incarcera-


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tion rates have become a new
way of continuing the same
old pattern. Professor Loury
argues that the United States is
unique in the way historically
marginalized groups are dis-
proportionally "bearing the
brunt of order enforcement."
As he puts it, "Crime and pun-
ishment in America have a
color."
Professor Loury also notes
the current incarceration crisis
is creating a cycle too many
children and youths are find-
ing difficult to escape and that
is ravaging Black families and
communities. As an example,
he talks about a large group of
Black men who have been
devastated by the rise in incar-
ceration rates-the nearly 60
percent of Black male high
school dropouts born in the
late 1960s who were impris-
oned before they turned 40.
This is the generation that
should be the husbands and
fathers at the centers of our
communities right now. But
even after some of these men
have gained release, they and
their families continue to be
affected by lasting conse-
quences. .Professor Loury
says, "While locked up, these
felons are stigmatized-they
.are regarded as fit subjects for
shaming. Their links to family
are disrupted; their opportuni-
ties for work are diminished;
their voting rights may be per-
manently revoked. They suf-
fer civic excommunication.
Our zeal for social discipline
consigns these men to' a per-
manent nether caste... [and]
we are creating a situation in


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which the children of this
nether caste are likely to join a
new generation of untouch-
ables."
Professor Loury then takes
a philosophical look at the
idea of justice to talk about
whether any of this is consis-
tent with our society's ideals
of fairness. Ultimately, he
reminds readers that we still
live in a country where there is
an undeniable racial gap in all
kinds of life outcomes. Poor
children of color simply aren't
'born with the same chances!
He explains: "Our society-
the society we have made-
creates criminogenic condi-
tions in our sprawling urban
ghettos and then acts out ritu-
als of punishment against
them as some awful form of
human sacrifice. This situa-
tion raises a moral problem
that we cannot avoid. We can-
not pretend that there are more
important problems in our
society, or that this circum-
stance is the necessary solu-
tion to other, more pressing
problems-unless we are also
prepared to say that we have
turned our backs on the ideal
of equality for all citizens and
abandoned the principles of
justice."
There is no more urgent
priority for our nation than
ensuring every child a level
playing field from birth to suc-
cessful adulthood. Our nation-
al soul and future depend on it.


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Council District 10 Town Hall Meeting Notices


1. Westside Precincts:
(10C, 10D, 10L, O1N, 10P, 10Q, 10S, 10T and 10V)
Date: Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Edward H. White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
904-693-7620


2. Northside Precincts:
(10, 10A, 10B, 10E, 10F, 10G, 10H, 10J, 10L and 10R)
Date: Thursday, March 26", 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: William M. Raines High School
3663 Raines Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32209
904-924-3049


Please come to discuss various issues and projects going on in your
neighborhoods. Representatives from various City Departments and
Agencies will be available to provide updates on projects or to address
any questions you.


For additional information, call 630-1684.
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
GENESIS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.
located at 241 South McDuffAve, where Rev. Calvin 0.
Honors is the Pastor will be honoring their Youth Pastor
"Rev. Francois Sylvine" with an appreciation program on
Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Thomas
Mitchell, Pastor of "First Coast Christian Ministries" will
deliver the Spoken Word and the "First Coast Christian
Ministries" choir will render the service in song. The pub-
lic is cordially invited as we honor this awesome man of
God who gives of himself so freely to God and to the
community at large. For more information, please call the
church at (904) 389-2923.
FAUST TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
family would like for you to come and help us celebrate
an afternoon/evening of a colorful gala spiritual soul-
warming and heart-wrenching affair, as "The Colors of
Spring," are presented Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 4:30
p.m. Come see what happens when the drunk, the gam-
bler and the prostitute meet Jesus at the cross. Watch as
the Praisers praise Him for His finished word at the cross.
You surely will be touched. The church is located at 3328
Moncrief Rd. Bishop R.L. Dixon is Pastor. Admission is
free. For additional information, please call the church at
353-1418.
THE ST. ANDREW MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH will be having it's Church and Pastor's
Anniversary on March 8th and March 15th. We are cele-
brating 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.
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.
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 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.,
Sister Mattie Devore and a team of dedicated workers
here at the Church will distribute food. For further infor-
mation please contact the church office at 386-446- 5759.
SOULS FOR THE KINGDOM OUTREACH MIN-
ISTRY (formerly Deliverance Center for all People),
2039 Thomas Court, Jacksonville, FL will be having
"Pretty In Pink" on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 4:00 p.m..
We are asking all women to come and fellowship with us.
come women in your PINK attire men are welcome
also. Evangelist A. Witherspoon, Pastor.
SUMMERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH located at 690
West 20th St., Jacksonville, FL cordially invite
Jacksonville and surrounding counties to celebrate our
Annual Family and Friends Day Service on March 15,
2009 at 11:00 a.m. What a day of rejoicing it will be.
Come help us lift up the name of Jesus. Rev. James W.
Henry, Pastor. For morn information, call 904-598-0510.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email
submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com


f In Loving Memory of '
ERNEST "TERRY" BELL
December 9, 1974 March 19, 1994
Those we love don't go away,
they walk beside us everyday, .
unseen, but always near On Martch
19, 1994, you left us, but it seems
like yesterday. Your love and your smile continue
to remain in our hearts.

Love You Always!
Your Mother, Sister, Children & Family

\ /
/ ^ In Loving Memory \
^of the late
Mrs. Oralean Peacock
1916-2002

You touched our lives with your
love and devotion.
In our hearts you will remain now and forever

Loving and missing you; Don and Ora McQueen,
Grands, Great-Grand and Devoted Cousins,
Charlie and Nora Green


Almighty GodFather 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


ALLEN, Deborah 0., 53,
died March 9, 2009.
ATKINSON, Gail D.,
died March 7, 2009.
CAMPBELL, rose died
March 9, 2009.
HURLEY, Lashelle R.,
died March 7, 2009.
JACKSON, Catherine
died March 4, 2009.
JAMES, Ms. Esther, 83,
died March 6, 2009.
JENKINS, Ruby T., died.
March 7, 2009.
JONES, Rosa B., died
March 4, 2009.
KHATCHATOUROU,
David, 20, died March 8,
2009.
LOCKETT, Corene,
died March 5, 2009.
MAKAIVA, Baby Girl,
Cayla A., died March 6,
2009.
MANIGAULT, Margaret
E., died March 6, 2009.
McCALLISTER, Paul
III, 48, died March 4,
2009.
McINTYRE, Lee Vertis,


died March 8, 2009.
MILLER, Florence died
March 9, 2009.
MOORE, Henry Lee
died March 5, 2009.
OWENS, Latane T., died
March 4, 2009.
PARRISH, Theodore B.,
died March 8, 2009.
RILEY, Dorothy died
March 6, 2009.
ROBINSON, Mrs.
Lucille died March 3,
2009.
SHEPARD, Patricia T.,
died March 8, 2009.
SLAUGHTER, Isiah
died March 7, 2009.
TUCKER, Curtis died
March 7, 2009.
WALTHOUR, James,
Jr., died March 9, 2009.
WELLS, Eddie B., died
March 8, 2009.
WELLS, Uylesses died
March 8, 2009.
WILLIAMS, William
Delando, 45, died March
8,2009.


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Theatre & LaVilla Museum honored: The Honorable Gwen Chandler (City Council 1995-2003),
The Honorable Willye F. Dennis (Florida Legislature 1992-2000), The Honorable Gwendolyn
Gibson (School Board 1990-2002), The Honorable Betty Holzendorf (Florida Legislature 1988-
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appointed positions), The Honorable Pat Lockett-Felder (City Council 1999-2007), the late
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Council 1987-1991), the late Honorable Mary Littlejohn Singleton (City Council 1967-1972
and State Legislature 1972-1976), The Honorable Gwendolyn Yates (1999-2007), and The
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Florida, Florida Legislature 1982-1992 and U. S. House of Representatives 1993-Present).
Family members and friends attended the amazing program which was the 'brain child' of
State Representative Audrey Gibson. It was grand seeing Jim A. Jones with his daughter Mrs.
Gwendola Jones Thomas and hubby Riley Thomas who traveled from Atlanta, Georgia for the
event honoring their loved one the late Honorable Gwendola Jones.
The paintings by both the Douglas Anderson and LaVilla Schools of the Arts were splendid
as was the performance by the Douglas Anderson Quintet featuring Kenya Brown, Desiree'-
Sarian. Amy Trini-dad, Ricardo Lastrapes and Arnisha White. Mrs. Carl J. Alexander.
Executive Director at The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla NMusetun and State Representatike Mia
Jones joined Representative Gibson and the honoree on the auspicious program.
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Pat Lockett-Felder, Ms. Pat Robinson and Master
Family Members of School Board Anthony Grahami Jr.
Member the late Mrs. Gwendola Mitchell
Jones-Jim A. Jones and The Thomases
(Mrs. Gwendola Jones Thomas).






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Ritz Theatre & Lavilla Museum Executive
Director Carol J. Alexander and State
Representative Audrey Gibson with painting of
State Representative Audrey Gibson, Attorney the late Ray Charles.
Wayne Hogan, Former State Representative Willye
FE Dennis, and Duval County Schools Art Student
with a painting of the late Louis Armstrong.

The Dedication of
James H. Argrett, Sr. Avenue
The initiative of State Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill during the 2008 ses-
sion of the Florida State Legislature enabled legislation that directed the
Department of Transportation to erect a marker naming a portion of Edgewood
Avenue W. "James H. Argrett, Sr. Avenue" and on a recent Saturday Dr.
Raleigh and Mrs. Thelmetia Argrett Bynum-Charlotte, North Carolina,
Mrs. Alkania Argrett Crosby-Charlotte, North Carolina, Little Ms. Aarione
Crosby-Charlotte, North Carolina, Mrs. Bridgett Argrett Squires, Ms.
Sheree Squires and Ms. Carolyn Bruton family members of the late Mr.
James H. Argrett, Sr. joined members of the Theta Phi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi "
Fraternity on Edgewood Avenue, West between Avenue B and Moncrief Road
to unveil the street name marker honoring Mr. Argrett.
Mr. James H. Argrett, Sr. was a distinguished educator in the Duval County -
Public Schools system for nearly 40 years. A graduate of Morehouse College, --
Mr. Argrett was the oldest member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a
life long member of the Bethel Baptist Institutional Church at the time of his
demise. He touched numerous lives through his educational leadership, frater- State Senato
nal life and as a loving husband and father. Argrett, Sr., M
What brilliant tribute to an outstanding educator. Kudos to everyone Crosby and T
who made this recognition possible! standing at tJ
Mr. Argrett.


The Gwen's Former City
Councilwomen Gwendolyn Yates and
Gwendolyn Chandler-Thompson
with Former Civil Service Board
Member Gwendolyn Leapheart.


Ms. Jackie Bohannon, Dr. Janetta
Giles Norma and Former State
Representative Willye Frank Dennis
members of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.


Former City Councilwoman Pat
Lockett-Felder with Duval County
Schools Art Students and a portrait of
the late Bo Diddly.


lra Sigma Theta Sororit'. Inc.
mibers Dr. Lois Davis Gibson and
*s. Eleanor Gay. Dr. Gibson is the
other of State Representative. -4udrei
bson.


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Mother and Daughier-Mrs. Hannah Jones
and State Representative .llia Jones.


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ncilwoman Gwendolyn
with a student artist and
nting of Entertainer the
Josephine Baker.
he left: Mrs. Jackie
dy Beard Gray with a
il County School Art
ent and a painting of
e late Frederick
ouglas.


To the right: Argrett
Family members with
street sign presented to
them by State Senator
Hill.


r 'Tony' Hill with the
the late Mr. James H.
tesdames Alkania Argrett
Thelmetia Argrett Bynum
he street sign named for


Argrett Family members and Omega Psi Phi mem-
bers standing at the Argrett street sign.


Family menihier oj the late .lame II. rgrett. Sr.
and members of the Theta Phi Chapter, Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity, Inc. following the street sign unveil-
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Ashley Argota: Fun Loving Teen With

Serious Talent
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I By Rych McCain
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net
Photo: Johnny Garciafor
MoHo Productions
We are on the
Paramount Studios
ilot, stage 25 where
I the last three shows
That shot there con-
sumed over 25 years
of occupation and
the top TV ratings
Slots. We're talking
"Taxi," "Cheers"
land "Frasier."
nickelodeonn now
commands this cov-
eted sound stage
with their hot new
show "True Jackson
P" starring KeKe
palmer as True


lackson. He


r best


friend and assistant
bn the show is Lulu,
played by 16 .year
old singer/actress
shley Argota. Her
,ovely mom intro-
uces us and we sit
Vff to the side and
I'hat before the tap-
.,ing starts. Argota is
iilipino-American,
very attractive, fun
* loving and ea.sy-
,,going but she has
sharp perceptions of
her profession and
Very observant of
People and her sur-
!oundings.
Argota started





By Rych McCain
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net

Music:
Dallas, Texas is prepping
to become the next major
city to explode rap/hip-hop
wise. Dallas rap star B
Hamp who is a member of
Texxxas Made and the 20 20
Clique, recently met with
Rickey Booker, CEO of
CKB Entertainment who
signed him to a record deal.
CKB themselves just signed
a major distribution deal
with Malaco Records head-
ed by industry heavyweight
Lionel Ridenour. Singer
songwriter and Harvard grad
!David Berkeley will be
teaming up with Micah
Dalton, Ryan Home, Jon
-Black and Kym Taylor for
the "All The Lads and A
Lady" Tourin support of his
third CD Strange Light,
which will be released May
26, 2009 via the Thirty
Tigers label.
Child Actors:
Look for teen actress
Tiffani Alston playing the
role of Chevell in the yet
unreleased independent
movie Toe To Toe from
Pureland Pictures. Young
Scotty Noyd, Jr. booked a
national McDonald's com-
mercial for the upcoming
movie Night At The
Museum 2. Noyd will also
appear on Disney's Hanna
Montana this week and on
House MD, Monday, March


singing at age 2 and
knew at a very
young age that she
wanted to sing, make
music and act on TV
and in movies. She
became the youngest
ever to win
"Amateur Night at
The.Apollo" 5 times
in a row and went on
to become a "Star of
Tomorrow" at
"Showtime at the
Apollo." Doing com-
mercials followed
and a role in
Disney's Lion King
on stage as the
young Nala : really
set her career in
motion. Now she is
enjoying her role on
her first TV show as
well as having a new
album out to support
her singing career.
When asked to
describe how her
character Lulu might
effect children view-
ing the show ten
years from now
when. they reflect
back on it, Argota
laughs; "I don't
think kids will pick
up on her ditsyness
because I don't want
to go through
America and see
kids playing with
random lines and


This Is The Life;
Forward Movement;
Starring the Good Life
Regulars Rebels of Rhythm,
Unity Committee, Freestyle
Fellowship, Pigeon John,
Abstract Rude, Chillin
Villain Empire, Rifleman
Ellay Khule, Volume 10,.
Medusa, Figures of Speech,
OMD, Spoon Lodine,
Ganjah K and Fat Jack.
Written, Produced and
Directed by Ava DuVernay.
Produced by Ellene Miles,
Spencer Averick, Issac
Klotz and Omid Walizadeh.
This is a "must see" doc-
umentary for anyone who
claims to be any type of
authority on the early stages
and development of rap and
hip-hip especially on the
West Coast. Many of the rap
styles that emanated out of
the metro LA areas of South
Central, Watts and Compton
etc., had their origins from a
select .group of true master
"raptioners" who met on a
weekly basis at a health food
restaurant & store called
"The Good Life" on the cor-
ner of Crenshaw Bl. and
Exposition in South Central
Los Angeles. The store was
owned and operated by a
now deceased couple named
Omar and Ife Sade. They
featured live jazz and R&B.
In 1989 a community
activist named Bea Hall and
her son Rod approached the
Good Life about having a
night to feature live hip-hop.
It was set up for every


refrigerator doors.
But Lulu really
wants to make the
best of life and I
hope the kids really
pick up on that.
She's always opti-
mistic and happy
about life." Now that
she is highly visible
teen on the small
screen every week
how does she sepa-
rate the hanger-ons
from her real friends
and what qualities
does she look for in
friends? Argota
responds, "In show
business it is so hard
to find somebody
you can really trust
so when I pick out
my friends, I really
want to make sure
they are somebody I
can trust, that they
are very loyal and
they always have
your back." Then
she adds, "And that
they are really nice
and have a great
sense of humor."
Argota also
emphasizes that she
has never had a
boyfriend and won't
have one in the near
future because she is
concentrating on the
development of her
career. Her favorite


Thursday from 8-10: PM as
a positive environment with
a no-cursing, no gangsta, no
misogynistic lyrics policy. If
your rap was wack, the
crowd hollered "Please Pass
The Mic" and the MC
immediately ended the per-
formance and took the mic.
The MC's who honed
their craft during those
Thursday sessions drew city
and nationwide attention.
Major rap stars such as Ice
Cube, Snoop Dogg,
wilLi.am, Common, Macy
Grey and Lenny Kravitz
would slide in to observe.
Once Fat Joe got up and
was booed off stage because
he didn't meet the high stan-,
dards of the house. The
Good Life was no joke.
Major label rappers came
and stole from the styling,
phasing, timing and other
techniques that the Good
Life masters laid down and
their influence has been
heard via copycats on
records and on stages all
over the world. If you want
to know from where some of
your favorite rappers got
their style and methods, you
must see this documentary.
It will blow you away -
guaranteed! Go to
www.gooodlifelove.com to
secure your copy. I highly
recommend that you watch
it with a group and have a
discussion afterwards.
Hit me up at
feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net


subjects are English
because she loves to
read and write and
algebra because she
is really good at it.
You can also throw
in history, especially
the civil rights era
during the 60's.
Argota exclaims,
"The era of Martin
Luther King has
always been so fas-
cinating to me.
When it comes up in
my books I'm
always so focused on
it." What is Argota's
favorite thing on the
set? She lights up,
"The audience
shows. I love the
audience shows! Oh
my gosh! Our audi-
ence gives us so
much energy. I love
it when they are
here. My least
favorite thing is
when we tape
episodes and there is
no audience here.
Our energy is like
sky high. when our
audience is here."


Argota has a new
album out apply
titled "Ashley" that
she will be out pro-
moting.


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By Clara McLaughlin, Pictures by Frank M. Powell, III
More than 100 attended a breakfast last Friday to meet '
and greet former President Bill Clinton in the Ortega
Room of the River Club. The food was delicious and the
donations to help kick off the campaign in honor of
Congressman Kendrick Meek for U. S. Senate appeared to
reach its goal of more than $75,000. Those in attendance
was not disappointed as Mr. Clinton, the last favorite pres-
ident, greeted each individually as they posed for pictures.
Mr. Clinton first thanked the guest, stating that it was
Florida thatmade the first big step to help him become the
42nd president of the United States. He told of his close
relationship with Congressman Meek and the many ways
they worked together which helped him as the poorest Tyrone Townsend, Tony Ammans, and Rev. Landon Williams.
president in the 20th century, leave the, country a huge
budget surplus. He said that Congressman Meek is a good Congressman Kendrick B. Meek show-n with
man with the capacity to make things happen in a routine his mother former Congressswomnan Carrie R
Meek
way.
The former president first criticized the fall of the educational and economic sys-
tem by the past administration and wondered why there were not massive complaints
when the Republican administration allowed the enormous tax cuts to eat up the sur-. .
plus.
Former President Clinton gave an overview of the stimulus plan, explaining the
positives and even mentioned those areas that could improve: He said that he is com-
fortable that Mr. Obama will make it work.
Mr. Clinton said that the stimulus plan is ,a bridge over troubled waters and
added that even if the captain of the Titanic could have seen the ice berg he would Ernest .1oodt Robin.on and LaShonda
have had to see it many miles away to avoid the tragedy. Clinton stressed that he and Holloway
Mr. Meek have spent many hours together and that he has great respect for him. He
said that he is confident Meek has the ability to make a great U. S.. senator. Mr.
Obama needs a man like Kendrick Meek to help him thread the needle, said Clinton.
He said he believes this present U. S. situation will be turned around in about two
Years.
State Senator Tony Hill served
as the host as Congressman Nleek
%was unable to attend because he had
Sto return to \Vashinuton at the last
Senator .4nthon *y ""6Tortn'" Hill welcomes former
minute to vote on the emergent\ President Bill Clinton in the support mor
budget measure. He did send a Congressman Kendrick B. Meek fir U.S.
recorded message of thanks to those Senate.
in attendance.


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posing for her 6-year-old grandson's school proj- former President Bill Clinton. Dr. Chester Aikens with former President Bill
ect on Flat Stanley. Clinton.


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Announcements, meetings, ha ppenin s, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonvilreand the surrounding area.

2009 STANTON GALA COMMITTEE MEETING Current class leaders,
faculty and staff of Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational high
schools are urged to attend a Gala/Reunion Meeting Monday, March 16, 2009
at 6:00 P.M. at Bethel Baptist Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street (First Street
entrance) to discuss plans for the May 2, 2009 Stanton Gala. For more infor-
mation, please call Kenneth Reddick, Gala Chairman at 904-764-8795 or visit
the Stanton website at www.stantonhighschool.org.
THE JACKSONVILLE URBAN LEAGUE HEAD START PROGRAM is
currently accepting applications for the 2009-2010 School Year. This is a fTee,
educational and pre-kindergarden program for those who qualify. Families with
children ages 3 and 4 years of age need to apply. Please call now. 598-0607 for
additional information. Early registration is recommended.
LUCIUS GANTT'S: DEAD MAN WRITING -God is good. The devil cai't
stop the TRUTH. Thank you in advance for your support. I 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, AuthorHouse.com, my site
allworldconsultants.net or wherever fine books are sold. Thanks in advance for
your purchase.
ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS WILL CLOSE FOR STAFF DEVELOP-
MENT DAY MARCH 18, 2009 -All library locations close for one day annu-
ally to provide staff training, encourage team-building skills and promote staff
fellowship. After receiving additional training and establishing a renewed sense
of team work, the library staff will return to their assigned locations better able
to serve the library's customers.
MASONIC ANNUAL GOSPEL CONCERT -139th ANNUAL GRAND
LODGE COMMUNICATIONS Friday through Sunday, March 27 30th.
Registration begins Friday, The Gospel extravaganza will be Friday at 7:00
,p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 5th floor. The banquet is Saturday at the Windham
Hotel at 7:00 pm. Sunday Morning service will be 6:30 p.m. at the 2nd Baptist
Church on Kings Rd. & Davis. All are welcome. For more information, call
(904) 354-2368.
THE FIRST A.M.E. FOOD CLOSET The First A.M.E. Food Closet is again
well-stocked and ready to be a blessing to those in need. The closet is open
every second Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sister Mattie DeVore and a team of
dedicated workers will distribute the food on Saturday, March 14. First A.M.E.
Church, at 91 Old Kings Road North in Palm Coast, is the pastorate of the Rev.
Gillard S. Glover. For further details, please contact the church at (386) 446-
5759.
JACKSONVILLE ORCHID SOCIETY presents THE MYSTERY OF
ORCHIDS SHOW AND.SALE March 21st and 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, located at 1005 Riverside Avenue.
Free Admission and Free parking. For more information, call (904) 262-2163
or visit our website at www.jaxorchidsociety.org .
FAMU GEARS UP FOR ITS 7TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE -Florida
A&M University (FAMU) is hosting the American Cancer Society's Relay for
Life, "Hope is Eternal," on March 27 and March 28, on FAMU's track from 3
p.m. until 9 a.m. Participants will walk relay-style around the track and take
part in fun activities off the track. Music and refreshments will be provided.
The FAMU Relay for Life committee and the American Cancer Society are still
looking for volunteers to staff the event. Any individual or organization inter-
ested in forming a team should contact Relay for Life Chair Dominique Bercy
at dominique.bercy@gmail.com or call (772) 528-9768.
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The tendency for African Americans to be reac-
tionary has gotten out of hand with their responses to the
fallout regarding customer vandalism of a book display
that contained books about President Barack Obama.
Someone placed a book about monkeys on the
Obama book display and Negroes are acting like the Barnes & Nobles bookstore
should be put out of business because the wrongful book placement occurred at a
Barnes & Nobles branch.
How misguided can Black folk be?
The clowns and comedians on TV and radio talk shows say derogatory and
demeaning things about Black people all of the time and no one says a word.
Anybody can move a book in a bookstore. If our people read more books,
bought more books and visited more bookstores, they would know that.
Barnes & Nobles weren't criticized for not hiring enough Black employees,
they weren't attacked for not utilizing more Black vendors and they weren't scold-
ed for not carrying enough Black titles. Barnes & Nobles is facing losing business
because a racist changed a book display allegedly without their knowledge or per-
mission.
Let me say two things.
Any President can be a target of criticism. Any President can be cartooned.
Any President can be the butt of jokes, including President Barack Obama. It
seems we want our Constitutional right of free speech but we are not free to say
anything, perceived or real, about Barack Obami.
Secondly, inappropriate or unfair attacks on white bookstores hurt Black
authors and publishers more than it hurts President Obama. Its hard for Black
authors to get Black folk to buy Black books as it is. If we have people saying
don't by books where racists have access to book displays, Black people wouldn't
be able to shop in any bookstore in the world!
My latest book is about animals too. I wrote about the slimy degenerate beast
so I guess my book shouldn't be near an Obama book either.
The only thing that I saw that Barnes & Nobles did wrong was to delay their
response to the public outcry. It seemed the company lacked sensitivity to how
Black people feel about false and misleading Internet messages and unexplained
photos distributed on the Internet.
But I think Black people overreacted too. Many of us chose to complain about
the book display that never complain about equal rights and justice issues, about
financial abuse, lack of affordable housing or other issues that are much more
important to our survival and progress.
It's good to complain but when we complain about events that we are ignorant
about it makes us look trifling and trivial.
Don't worry so much about bad book displays that have since been fixed or
corrected. Join me in standing up and speaking out about the devilish beast!
(Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing can be ordered at Barnes & Nobles
and other bookstores worldwide. Contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)


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Dispute Over Cell Phone -
Officer was dispatched to a
domestic battery call in
Jacksonville, Duval County,
Florida. Upon arrival, Police was
met by the victim, Ms. Miller who
stated that her child's father, Mr.
Hills punched her in the face sev-
eral times. The victim stated that
she was inside her residence last
night around 2100 when she and
the witness heard a knock on the
window and then a knock at the
door. As the victim opened the
door, the suspect walked inside
and refused-to leave. The suspect
broke the victim's cell phone to.
keep her from calling the police
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ness that she had the situation
under control. The victim's phone
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remained inside. The witness returned to the residence along with two of the vic-
tim's male friends. The suspect punched the victim in the face four times with a
closed fist because he did not approve of her guests. The witness called the police
when the violence erupted. Officer observed a swollen bruise on the cheek of the
victim's face and arrested the suspect. Deadly Firearms And Minors The
Crime Free Housing Unit was patrolling the Eureka Gardens Apartments and sur-
rounding area. While on patrol, the incident vehicle was observed being operated
with an expired license tag. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was
detained. The investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver's
license as it was suspended since 2006. He was subsequently arrested and secured
without incident.A search of the vehicle incident to the driver's arrest revealed the
listed shotgun. The firearm was on the passenger side in between the kick panel and
door frame. Additionally live ammunition was found in the weapon and in the vehi-
cle.All of the subject's in the vehicle were detained pending further investigation.
The listed suspect was interviewed separately. He advised that he had no knowl-
edge of the firearm being in the vehicle. He went on to say the other occupants of
the vehicle must have pushed it underneath his seat. He further stated that if the
other occupants of the vehicle said that it was his, then they were lying. He informed
the officers that he is a convict-
ed felon and knows that he is
not, supposed to be near any
firearms.Two of the other pas-
sengers in the vehicle were
juveniles. None of the suspect's
would offer any information as
to how the firearm found its
way into the vehicle or who was
responsible for it.A check
through records and identifica-
S tion revealed that this suspect
was convicted of grand theft
before. The listed firearm was
preserved as evidence and
transported to the property
room. The listed vehicle was
removed from the scene and the
case was cleared by arrest.
Violence Between
Coworkers-Officer was'dispatched to a simple battery case. On arrival he met
both parties that were involved. Mr. L stated that he is one of the owners of the busi-
ness. Mr. Y handles the payroll for the business and had come to the building to pick
up the paperwork. Mr. L has apparently been involved in a dispute with his busi-
ness partner over unknown issues before. Mr. L decided that he did not want Mr. Y
to leave the business with the payroll paperwork. Mr. Y called the owner of the
business, Mr. K, who advised him to leave with the paperwork. Mr. L stated that he
blocked Mr. Y from leaving the business but did not touch him. Mr. Y stated that he
was pushed by Mr. L and he "punched" him once on the face in self defense. I
observed that Mr. L had a swollen nose. Mr. Y had no visible injuries. Mr. L stated
that he did not touch him and that Mr. Y punched him for no reason. There were no
witnesses. Mr. L stated that he would wait until speaking to his lawyer to see about
getting a police report. Mr. Y stated that he did not want to press charges at that time.
Mr. L changed his mind stated that he needed a police report so he could sue Mr. Y
for damages. Mr. Y in turn stated he would press charges as well. Both were issued
SAO cards due to it appearing to be mutual combat with no witnesses.GEORGIA
Fan's Outburst Leads To An Attack- Police arrived at a bar to meet with a
victim. The victim advised that as he was leaving the bar he was punched in the left
side of his face by the fist of an unknown suspect.
The victim was at the bar watching the Florida/Georgia football game and while
leaving was cheering for Georgia,
at which point, he was hit. The
victim fell to the ground and was
unconscious for a few seconds.
After waking up, the victim left,
returned to where he was staying, ,
and called police. The listed wit-
ness advised he was at the bar
with the victim when the incident
occurred. The listed witness' <
statement was the same as the
victims statement of what hap-
pened. During police investiga- E
tion, he observed small abrasions
to the victims face and a chipped IL
tooth. Case was not cleared and
patrol efforts were suspended.


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