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Seven Family Members, One Friend Dead
One Family Member in Slaughter Still Critical
Family member, Guy Heinze
jr., who made 911 call advis-
ing all of his family mem-
bers were dead, was later
arrested as a suspect.
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Hurting Families President Linda Dayson, Chairman Robert Dove and
Assistant Chairman Sharon Kirkland, there to comfort family and friends.
Friend of Family,
Joseph West, who
was a visitor, but also
. Glynn County and the city of Brunswick residents are in shock because of the criminal acts that have occurred dur-
ing the past weeks. The murder of eight is one that none can believe could happen in this community. A
$50,000 reward was offered while Guy Heinze Jr., who had made the 911 call advising that his family had been mur-
dered, was in jail for tampering with evidence at the time. It is not known if information leading to his arrest received
the $50,000 reward.
Killed were Russell D. Toler Sr., 44; Russell D. Toler Jr., 20; Chrissy Toler, 22; Michelle Toler, 15; Michael Toler,
19; Brenda Gail Falagan, 49; Guy Heinze Sr., 45, and Joseph L. West, 30.
All were members of the family except Joe West, who is said, to have been the father of the lone survivor, 3 year old
Byron Jimmerson Jr.
Twins May be First
Set on Death Row
They are 25 years of
L age identical twins from
Orlando, Florida and
n,. may be the first twins in
the United States to sit
on Death Row.
The twins, Dante and
Dante and Donte Hae,25 tDonte Hall are accused
of killing Anthony Bernard Blount, 35 and Kison
"Little Mule" Evans, 32 during a robbery three years
ago at a house party in Eustis, Florida.
Donte was convicted in April where a jury voted 8-4
to sentence him to death.
The defense attorney for Dante says that his client was
not involved in the murders though both were involved
in dealing drugs. However, he said, Donte is known as
the violent twin. If Dante's jury gives him the same
sentence as Donte, they will both be sentenced to death,
which will make them become a 'first.'
The King of Pop
Is Laid to Rest
Security was tight as the Jackson
family arrived at the cemetery more
than an hour late, followed by 30
S-' limousines and cars to put to rest,
SMichael Jackson, known as the
'King of Pop.'
Jackson was laid to rest on
Thursday at Forest Lawn Memorial
Park in Glendale, California where many other greats
such as Walt Disney and Humphrey Bogart lies.
Many celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor and his
ex-wife, Lisa .Marie Presley, daughter of the Elvis
Presley, 'King of Rock & Roll.'
Jackson's final resting place is a crypt in the Grand
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 and a memo-
rial service was held on July 6 in Los Angeles. His
death has been ruled a homicide through several pre-
scription medication, including anesthetic propotol and
sedative lorazepam as the primary sources.
As a result, he suffered a heart attack.
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Whitney Houston's Comeback
May Make #1, First Week on
GB' Some may have been dis-
tappointed that Whitney
Houston was not able to
on "Good Morning
gone on her new album, "I Look to You."
The album which was released August 31, reached far
above its expectation with about 200,000 copies sold,
according to Billboard Magazine, as early as Wednesday.
Compare this with the expected sales, Miley Cyrus sold
62,000 copies, and was number three.
The report did not say which album made number two, so
Stray Bullet Kills Spelman
Student in Atlanta
According to reports, Jasmine Lynn, 19, of Kansas City,
Missouri was walking with friends on the Clark Atlanta
University campus Thursday when shots were fired dur-
ing a fight nearby, striking the Spelman College student
in the chest, killing her. Another student was hit on the
wrist and taken to the hospital.
One student said she heard about five gunshots. One
student said she saw the gun and told them all to get on
the ground but Jasmine was not able to duck fast enough.
Police feel security cameras will give them information.
Jesse Jackson Questions
BMW's Marketing Campaign
We have all heard that BMW means 'black man work-
ing.' But according to Jesse Jackson, he has learned that
BMW has told their advertising agency that no combos
or urban formats should be included in their commer-
cials, indicating that they do not wish to target people of
color to buy their vehicles. It is understood that BMW is
not the first to use this tactic. It is said that Tom Joyner
singled out over 20 corporations, including CompUSA,
Lexus, Eddie Bauer, Keebler, Starbucks and Northwest
Airlines because of the same NUD stamp.
Ludacris Gave Away
Cars Labor Day
Weekend in Atlanta
Want to talk about
Ludacris set out to
help some carless
through his "Stars
S- Giveaway Saturday
The event was
Ludacris sponsored by the
L u d a c r i s
Foundation during his annual LudaDay. He'gave
away 20 cars with. the requirement that you had to
show that you really needed a vehicle, be at least 8,
have a valid Georgia license and could pay your
own taxes, registration, tags and insurance.
Sheriff and Firemen
Budget Being Cut?
. With Jacksonville being noted as the murder capi-
tal of the state and the number of criminal acts
occurring daily, it was a shock to the sheriff and the
mayor that the City Council's finance committee
recommended cutting $8.8 million from the
The committee also recommended the fire depart-
ment's budget be cut by about $4 million.
Sheriff Rutherford said the recommended cut
would require him to release 130 people, 12 of
which would be officers and disband the mounted
unit and 92 community service officers.
The cut would also require the department to have
only one public information officer rather than two.
In addition, he would not be able to use the grant
money received from the Department of Justice to
hire 50 new officers because the cuts would cause
the officers to be hired temporarily, only.
The fire department said the cut would not require
them to layoff workers but they could not hire addi-
The committee said the cuts would eliminate the
need to increase the property tax rate.
The full council will vote on September 29, 2009.
Mrs. Joyce Brown, Mother of
NBA Star, Kwame Brown,Dies
;She had not been feeling
well, but no one. expected
Mrs. Joyce Elizabeth
1. Brown, 61, mother of NBA,
"" Detroit Piston player from
Brunswick, Ga., to pass this
Joyce Elizabeth Brown, 61 Mrs. Brown had one
daughter and seven sons. She was laid to rest in
Brunswick on Saturday, September 5th before an over-
flow group of family and friends.
Tuskegee Airman Passes
Former Tuskegee Airman Robert Decatur, who
became a judge and civil rights lawyer, died at his
home in Titusville, Florida at the age of 88. He was
buried at Biloxi National Cemetery with full military
Decatur was selected for the Tuskegee Airman
Experiment during WorldWat II. In 1943, he
became the first Black preflight cadet to be sent to
Keesler Field in Biloxi for basic training.
The Tuskegee Airmen had the record of never los-
ing a bomber to enemy fire in 1,500 missions.
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Inasmuch as everyone
is sharing stories about
how thoughtfulness of the
late Sen. Edward M.
Kennedy, I may as well
add mine. While attending
the national Democratic
convention in Denver last
August, I wrote a column
about what he had to go
through to attend the
"It is remarkable that
Kennedy appeared at the
convention at all," I wrote
at the time. "After under-
going an operation for one
of the most serious forms
of brain cancer, he flew to
Denver by chartered
plane, checked into the
University of Colorado
Hospital on Sunday, the
day before his scheduled
speech. There, he had a
painful encounter with
"Still in pain, he was
determined to address del-
egates Monday night. He
left his hospital bed, was
driven to the Pepsi Center,
and then traveled back-
stage on a golf cart.
Kennedy walked unassist-
ed to the stage, gave a
rousing 10-minute speech,
and returned to his hospi-
tal bed. It was one of the
most courageous perform-
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than o othe radi
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ances I have ever wit-
nessed. I can't think of a
more deserving profile in
A few days later, a
Kennedy staffer e-mailed
me requesting my address
so that the senator could
send me a note.
Indeed, in a note dated
Sept. 8, 2008 my moth-
er's 79th birthday he
wrote: "Dear Mr. Curry, I
was deeply moved by your
column last week. Your
kind words both touched
my heart and lifted my
spirits. Traveling to
Denver was no easy jour-
ney, but nothing was going
to keep me from that spe-
"Thank you so much
for your generous words.
You certainly gave me
new strength for the weeks
ahead, and for that I'm
very grateful. With respect
and appreciation, Edward
M. Kennedy." It was
signed, "Ted." He added,
"Many thanks George."
Again, I was moved by
the man. Here he 'was
fighting for his life yet he
took the time to send me -
and many others a per-
sonal note. Over the week-
end, we heard dozens of
stories about his legendary
That was the personal
side of Ted Kennedy.
Democrats should learn
from the public side..The
problem is that after drift-
ing to the right for more
than a decade, it is difficult
to discern what Democrats
stand for anymore. In the
past, they always por-
trayed themselves the lib-
eral alternative to conser-
However, Democrats are
Spineless Democrats Should Borrow a Page
from Ted Kennedy
by George Curry
so busy running from the
L-word that they risk
becoming Republicrats, a
crude cross between
As a nation, we admire
fighters. And Ted Kennedy
was a fighter; he battled
for civil rights when it was
not popular, he pushed for
higher wages, gender
equality and improving the
lives of the disabled.
Above all else, he was a
loud and consistent voice
for universal health care.,
Yet, neither wealk-kneed
Republicans who profess
to love him so much in
death have the audacity to
pick up the Kennedy man-
tle and insist that we adopt
universal health care,
something that every other
industrialized, country has
managed to do.
So far, Republicans
played the game well. It
goes like this:
Republicans, claiming to
be eager to sign-on to a
bipartisan effort, water
down whatever proposals
Democrats offer, pretend-
ing there is a possibility
that Obama may win more
than three Republican
votes. But even :with
stripped down proposals,
the GOP eventually say
they can't sign on to a pro-
posed bill and then vote
against it en masse.
Democrats are left with
proposed laws that are
weaker than when origi-
nally considered by
Congress and end up with
virtually no Republican
played this game with
stimulus legislation and
now they're doing it with
But the real culprits are
Democrats, who control
the House, Senate and the
White House. They have
the votes to pass universal
health care without GOP
lawmakers. But they can't
get their act together. As
we have seen, when the
Republican leadership on
Capitol Hill say they are
opposed to something,
they manage to keep their
troops in line.
are not able to display that
same level of discipline. In
the end, if universal health
care fails to pass, it will be
Barack Obama, can't get
their act together.
If Obama wants to
reverse his dwindling poll
numbers, he should
become, as he was during
his campaign for the
White House, a strong
advocate for universal
health care instead of cav-
ing in, as he already has, to
care medical complex. It
will be no major accom-
plishment to sign a bill
into law that essentially
preserves the status quo.
Ted Kennedy had back
trouble but he didn't have
backbone trouble. As Bill
Moyers observed recently,
it appears that the back--
bones of Democrats have
been surgically removed.
If they truly want to honor
Kennedy, they should bor-
row a page from him by
displaying courage and
passing universal health
George E. Curry, for-
mer editor-in-chief of
Emerge magazine and the
NNPA News Service, is a
keynote- speaker, modera-
tor, and media coach. He
can be reached through
his Web site, www.george-
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I Schedule of Events and Services
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH -
located at 1106 Pearce St., Jacksonville, will be having
it's Church's 82nd and Pastor's 34th Anniversary on
September 14,16, 18, and 20, 2009. The theme will be
"He' that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high
shall abide under the shadow of the almighty,"' from the
Scripture Psalm 91:1. Senior Pastor Elder Bobbie
Sheffield, Assistant Pastor: Elder Alvin Smith. For addi-
tional information, please call the church at 904-353-
ST. NLATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH located at
28th St. and Moncrief Rd, Rev. George A. Price, Pastor
is having a FAMILY FUN DAY, Monday, September.7,
from, 11 a.m. to 1p.m. There will be door prizes and
food. The public is invited to attend.
THE SINAI SISTERS IN CHRIST WOMEN'S
. MINISTRY OF NIOUNT SINAI Missionary Baptist
Church will celebrate their
Ninth Annual Women's
Conference on Saturday,
September 19th from 9
:a.m. to 2 p.m. The 2009
Conference theme .-is
"Women nurturing the
mind, body and soul
through the strength 'of
Christ," 1 Corinthians
i 12:12. Speakers are: Sister
Evelyn Kimbrough 'of
Mount Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church, Sister
Angelia Hope-Hawkins of
Peace Missionary Baptist
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H Her absence is a silent grief,
A sorrow too great to be told.
But to us, who loved her,
her memory will never grow old.
Remembering You Always.
Children: James, Evelyn, Liz, Edna,
Mae, Glorya and Charles; Grtands,
Great Grands, and other
gospel singer) along
A- with SIS. BOBBIE
senting a program.
'The Legends of
Brother Marxn Green Bobbie Anderson Terrance Willnias Gospel." Sunday.
September 13th at 5:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of NEW ST. JAMES A.M.E
CHURCH, located at 2128 Forest St. Scheduled to appear on program are: Ruth
Grant, Marva Salary, Pat Kelsey, and Kay Houston, Marsha Lowe, Rebecca
Lambert and Angie McBride; Honored Guests are, Mary Nealy Ravnell and Myrtle
Barton. For their many years of service to the gospel community; Master of
Ceremony, Terrance Williams. Proceeds from this great event will benefit the
Trustee, Board of St. James. Rev. Alton Coles, Pastor.
Church, Pastor Mary David of New Hope AME,
Evangelist Sandra Green of Zion Missionary Baptist
Church, Blackshear, GA, and Sister Sandra Waldorf of
Mount Nebo Baptist Church. Also, Christian mime,
spiritual dance, and song. The church is located at 2036
Silver St., Jacksonville. Rev. R.L. Gundy, Pastor. For
more information, call 904-354-7249.
GREATER DIMENSIONS CHRISTIAN ASSEM-
BLY will be celebrating its GREIAr ioNN
12th Church and Pastors' CHR MBt.
Anniversary, September 9 az
13, 2009. Services will be
held Wednesday Friday,
7:30 p.m. Saturday 6:00
p.m. and sunday 11:30 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. The Pastors
are Dr. Debra Curington
and Rev. Elwyn
'Curington. 1680 Dtmnn,
Ave., Suites 1 and 2 (Rutger's Plaza).
THE MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAP-
TIST CHURCH will be
Pastor Tara Jones
Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, Jr.
celebrating its Annual
Dual Day, Sunday,
September 13,,2009, start-
ing with Church School at
9:00 a.m., Morning
Worship at 10:30 a.m.
with our Guest Speaker,
Pastor Tara Jones of Unity
Christian Fellowship, Inc.,
and the afternoon program
at 3:30 p.m. with our
Guest Speaker, Pastor
Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. of
New Zion Baptist Church.
Our theme this year is
"Celebrating the Vision
and Victory." In Memory
of Dr. L. N. Yarber
"The Church in the Hearts
of the People...with the
People in Its Heart. 9319
Ridge Blvd., Jacksonville,
For more information,
please contact us at 904-
If there had been a death
in your family yesterday,
n'hat 'would you be doing
THE NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST located
at 4736 Avenue B, were Charlie McClendon, is the sen-
ior minister, will' have its Annual Harvester's
Gospel/Revival meeting September 12-17, 2009. The
theme is: "God Is Able." The guest speaker will be
Douglas Perry, from Dallas, Texas. This vibrant, young,
and energetic evangelist will help you to restore your
Christian walk. His lessons focus on renewing, and
refreshing your spiritual commitments. The activities
will begin with a FREE concert Saturday, September
12th and will feature The nationally known Acappella
Total Praise' singing group, at, 7:00 p.m.;, Sunday,
September 13th is Family & Friends Day; it includes
Bible School at, 9:15 a.m.,
10:30 a.m. and a FREE din-
ner for all following the
Mass Worship Service.
September 14-17 is the
gospel. revival meeting,
starting at 7:00 p.m. each
evening. There is FREE
local transportation to all
events, and nursery service
is available. For more infor-
mation, please, call the
Northside Church of Christ
at (904) 765-9830.
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New Bethlehem !Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m. .
Intercessory Prayer...........10:45 a.m. '"
Morning Worship ........... 11:00 a.m.
Youth Church, '. J
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) ,
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m. ,11
Bishop Eric Lee,'Pastor. I, -'
Rev. Joe. Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus -
(904) 764-5727 Church -'''
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service . . . . . . . . . . . ...... 10:00 a.m .
Church School ........................ : . .. . 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ...... .... . . . . . .....10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jirah" Bible Study ........................ 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ...........10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry ........ . ........ ........ 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School........ ........ ....................9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship ................................................................................11:00 a.m .
Tuesday .............................................. rayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday..................................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
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Ladies of Elite Sorority's
llth Annual Induction and
Jacksonville, Florida. On Saturday. August 29.
2009 more than two hundred guests attended the 11 th
annual Induction and Coronation Ceremony and to .
congratulate the 2009 Queen and Members of the
Ladies of Elite Sorority. The group of young ladies
were presented by their fathers and grandfathers. The
young ladies looked beautiful in their white formal ,
gowns. The event was definitely a coming out of all
sorts for the members of Ladies of Elite Sorority.
The ceremony took place at The lake Newman Event
Center at Cecil Field. Mrs. Teva Monroe served as
the Mistress of Ceremony for the event. SA' MA .
Tatyana En'Janee Jones was coronated and
crowned as the "'2009 Miss Ladies of Elite" by her
mother, Mrs. Coretta Jones and the chapter's
Director, Mrs. Lisa,Davis. Ms. Tatyana Jones \\as .. ,
very poised as she received her crown. She will also ,Hj j .,
receive up to one hundred dollars in gifts and prizes.
Mls. Tatvana Jones was featured in the Dr. MIartin
Luther King Day Parade'and will continue to be fea-
tured in many other activities and events with the .
Ladies of Elite Sorority in the community. Ms. Blaire
Jhane' Davis was acknowledged as the first runner
The 2009 Inductees receiving official membership
were: Bre'Shae Addison. Aliayah Barnes. Breanna
Barnes, Cherise Bruse, Cornique Carnes. Amoni Il
Nicole Davis, Blaire Jhane' Davis, Maya Angela
Gay, Shaquaya Gray, Rogerdrika Harold. Jaime *gI it
Howard, Tatyana Jones, Taylor Kelly, Jasmine i l
Marshall. Shandell Merritt, Alexis K. Miller, l '
Alyssia N. Miller, Shatavia Oglesby, Xzendia Only,
Yazmine Only, Persha' Scruggins. De'Amber s
Yvonne Sims. Chante' Stokes, Tatyana Stokes,
Jayda Renee" Walker, Jourdyn Walker, Destieny
W'infield, Diamond Winfield, Tyona Winfield, and ,
The event was sponsored by the Elite Youth
Services. Incorporated locally and regionally. If you
are a young lady or know of a girl or young lady
ber%\een the ages of 9-17 years of age that may be
interested in joining Ladies of Elite Sorority,.
Incorporated please contact Elite Youth Services.4
Incorporated to speak with the Executive Director. |
Mrs. Lisa Davis at 904-238-9983 or stop by their
headquarters office located at 6501 Arlington 3
Expressway Suite # 161 for an application or to regis-
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Norwood Young: King of Hancock Park and More!
By Rych McCain/
Photos by John
When he is in
your presence, it is
very difficult not to
notice. He is
dressed in a similar
,style of. the late
Michael Jackson or
he is adorned in an
expensive suit with
all of the correct,
matching and artic-
ulately arranged and
The man always
greets people with a
smile, is polite,
ful and considerate
of his surroundings.
We have been
er, businessman and
phi l.anthro p i s t
Being a native of
NJ; Young began
singing at an early
age in church. As a
young teen, he won
a local talent show
that landed him a
spot on the
tainment news show
Young began per-
forming the local
club scene in the
Philly area and was
soon signed to a
record contract with
Records. After two
singles with them he
moved on the sign
Records where he
released an album
with' a hit *single
"Shoulda Been Us
Together" that made
him a .star in the
Europe, Japan and
even Peru and after
a stint at owning a
club in Germany
-return to the states
to star in the
Dream girls .
was recruited to
sing lead for the hit
vocal group "Pieces
Of A Dream" where
they scored an
immediate hit gold
single "What Can I
Do." 'Then Young
struck- gold again
with a duet with
Millie Jackson titled
"Young Man, Older
Woman" and they
completed a suc-
cessful tour togeth-
er. Young returned
to the stage and
toured the U.S. with
the play A Good
Man Is Hard, To
Find. The play con-
cluded in Los
Angeles and Young
decided to stay and
purchased a man-
sion in the exclu-
sive, old money
Hancock Park area.
He had a dispute
with his neighbors
because he placed a
line of ancient style
nude male statues
across his front
lawn. Young stood
his ground, fought
and won .the right to
keep them standing.
For his stand on
free speech, LA
City Beat Magazine
crowned him "King
Of Hancock Park!"
The place has
become famous for
and lavish parties.
It is even a tourist
However, a place
like that is bound to
young, this came in
the form of a young
lady named Karrine
"S u p e r h e a d "
Steffans who devot-
ed the entire first
chapter of her book
The Vixen Diaries
to Young. He was
with what was writ-
ten and tells his side
of the story in a new
"Kiss and Tail." The
film was premiered
at Raleigh Studios
in Hollywood -and
the crowd had a
very strong favor-
able reacting in
favor of Young and
the other men
When asked what
was his reaction to
the response of the
answered, "It was
really, really posi-
tive. I only saw it
for myself and I had
my own feelings so
I was very curious-
to see if people
were on 'my team or
not and I found out
that they were. This
us guys a chance to
tell our side of the
story. I was her
(Steffans) friend. I
got screwed but I
didn't sleep with
her." Young also
adds a plug for
young people aspir-
ing to be in videos
to see this film. As
he cautions, "I
think our younger
folks really need to
see it. It's raw and
it's ugly but that's
the real world and
they need to know
that they can be a
part of it." Young
will also be releas-
ing a book about
his life soon
watch for it.
The 19th Annual
Awards convened on
Monday, August 31 at'
the Directors Guild of
America. The star-
studded event was co-
hosted by Actress
Loretta Devine. and
actor Terry Crews. The
special award recipi-
ents of the -night
i n c 1 u d e d
Hudson (The Lifetime
Tichina Arnold (spirit
Award) and theatre
Award). For a complete
list of the night's win-
ners go to http://bhwd-
Congrats and best
wishes go out to actor
.Terry Crews (Julius
Rock on The CW's
Chris) and his lovely
wife Rebecca who cel-
ebrated their 20 wed-
ding anniversary on
Friday, August 28 with
a major bash that
included the renewing
of their vows. The
entire family will have
a have a docu-drama
reality series about
their home lives titled
"The Family Crews"
which will debut in
January of 2010 on
BET. Crews will also
star in the new TBS
series "Are We There
Yet?" adapted from Ice
Cube's movie of the
same title to debut in
Silky Soul Music,
an all star CD tribute to
Frankie Beverly has
been released digitally
and the CD will be in
stores on September
29. The CD features
Mary J. Blige, Musiq
Soulchild, L'edisi, Kemrn
Mint Condition, Joe
Kevon Edmonds, Avant
and the Clark Sisters
with J. Moss and
Kierra Sheard. From
the Atlantic Records
camp; Halestorm will
join Chevelle on tour to
promote their new sin-
gle "I Get Off"; Paolo
Nutini has sold out the
first leg of his "Sunny
Side Up" Tour and
30H!3 has released a
remix of their 2nd sin-
gle "Starstrukk" fea-
turing Kathy Perry.
30H3 hit #1 a pop
radio with their smash
hit single "Don't Trust
Me" and is now double
Noted black fine
artist Leon Jones's
famed painting of the
late Michael Jackson
and Elizabeth Taylor
together which was
autographed by both
has been included in
world renown Julian's
Icon's" event. The
painting will be auc-
tioned at the Hard
Rock Cafi in New
York's Times Square on
November 21. Portions
of the proceeds will
benefit West Angeles
Department on behalf
of 23 yearOold evangel-
Kiss and Tail (The
R u g g e d
Narrated by Radio and
TV Talk Personality
Wendy Williams with
Bishop Don "Magic"
Juan, Ja Rule, Big
Boi, Akon, Juelz
Santanta, Twista and
others. Written by Joel
Rutkowski and Thomas
Gibson. Directed by
Produced by Peter
This is a chilling
true life documentary
response to Karrine
tell all books,
"Confessions of a
Video Vixen" and "The
Vixen Diaries" from
the men she slept with.
It is not very compli-
mentary to Miss
Steffans in the least.
This film is a no-holds-
barred look at the seedy
under belly of the hip-
hop video world and
the groupies who stop
at nothing including
using sex to get a piece
of a rap star and the rap
star lifestyle. Karrine
Steffans used sex,
deceit, trickery to "you
name it" to claw her
way into the video
world and this docu-
mentary shows how.
This film is a "must
see" for any young
woman or man with
desires to do videos.
Look for it at Barnes &
Noble, Target and
online at Amazon.com.
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Back to School Intensifies Responsibilities for Grandparents
by Pharoh Martin
long been the safety
net for parents who are
either unable or
unwilling to take care
of their own children.
Special workers refer
to families in which'
instead of the ,parents
Grandma stands in
for mom -- or grandfa-
ther for dad. Or, often
times, one, as both.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau's
there are 6.2 million
grandparents acting as
primary caregivers for
children under 18
years old. Of those
more than 1,2 million
Children end up
with grandparents or
other guardians for a
variety of reasons. But
while most are more.
than willing to stand in
as their grandchildren's
many of them live on
fixed incomes, which
can pose significant
financial difficulty for
the circumstantial fam-
ily, as well as other
As millions of chil-
dren head back to
school, this means the.
need for new clothes;
books, materials and
Retired social work-
er Geraldine Martin of
Denver,,. who has just
taken in. her great-
grandchildren, has to
replace their 'entire
wardrobe. The chil-
dren's mother was
And because of the
nothing in the house
could be touched.
All of the kids'
clothes had to be left
"they need more
clothes for school," she
"I'm supposed to be
retired and enjoying
my golden years," says
Martin, who has
already raised her chil-
and, now, her great-
"Instead I have. to keep
working to keep food
in my grand kids'
mouths. But I don't
Even though she can
barely afford it, Martin
purchased her 6-year-
old great-grandson a
few new outfits and
bought her 11-year-old
couple pairs of shoes.
Luckily, her two col-
ters are petite. They
helped out by. buying
outfits and giving their
niece a bunch of their
own clothes and shoes.
Even though they
are noisy and rowdy
like kids tend to be
Martin wouldn't have it
any other way. She-
likes having them
around. "It gets lonely,
and I want to watch
them grow up," she
Martin, 68, is retired
social worker but she
picked up a job part-
time helping to care for
lenged. Her income
comes from retirement
checks and Social
She receives some
public aid for taking in
the kids, which helps a
lot she says. They
maintain a shoestring
When the children's
mother became incar-
cerated she signed over
a Power of Attorney to
Martin so she could
enroll the children in
school and conduct
and legal business for
the children on their
granddaughter, a 19-
year-old college soph-
omore, also lives with
her and helps with the
day-to-day raising of
the kids because
Martin does not always
have the energy to
"Without her I never
would've made it,"
Martin says of assis-
tance of her live-in
* It's not much of a
transition. The kids
have been living with
Martin with their mom
off and on since
they've been born.
With their mother
incarcerated and facing
a very serious charge,
the situation may be a
little more permanent.
around the nation.
A 2005 University
of Florida national
study found that the
largest racial percent-
age of children living
households are Black.
Terry Mills, associate
professor who con-
ducted the research, is
cited in the report as
saying that other
research has found that
acting as parents are
more likely than their
White, counterparts to
be unemployed, live
below the poverty line
and have larger num-
bers of grandchildren
to care for.
According to Mills,
nearly 8 percent of all
children under age 18
currently live in homes
with grandparents. Of
these, 1.3 million are
the safety net of
says AARP's family
expert Amy Goyer.
reminded the country
of that when her
famous son Michael
Jackson died in June -
leaving behind an
estate and three chil-
dren in need of a home.
"The transition can
initially be a shock for
both the kids and the
The transition could
include the sudden
change in cramped liv-
ing conditions and a
change in work sched-
ule and lifestyle in
order to meet the needs
of the children. In
order to help with the
that caregivers seek
out community grand-
parent groups that exist
across the country and
research and apply for
the various public ben-
efits that exist in local
areas. One good way to
aid in research is to uti-
lize online tools that
are available. AARP
maintains a database
on their website
AARP.org with rele-
state fact sheets and
crucial laws that are
applicable to grandpar-
"There are more
help because of the
current economic cli-
mate," Goyer says.
She said getting
children's health care
or enrolling in school
could be a problem if
grandparents or other
guardians do not for-
mally have legal cus-
tody of the children.
The laws vary by state.
"A majority of
have a legal relation-
ship with the children
they care for. It is usu-
ally informal," Goyer
Brittany Garner, 18,
is having her 64-year-
old grandmother raise
her 2-year-old daugh-
ter while she goes
away for her freshman
year at Chowan
University in North
Carolina. But she's
only a 45 minute drive
away if any problems
er Vera White is
already taking care of
her 8-year-old cousin
but White insisted that
she help out. with
because her grand-
daughter was having
difficulties as a
Anyone in the
needs help would get it
from White, says
Garner. "She's like a
sitter or nanny," she
N.C. grandmother has
worked as a caretaker
at a local nursing home
for the past 15 years
but has been raising
kids for 35 years.
"I take care of little
kids and I love kids,"
says the .64-year-old
Garner tried raising
her son on her own for
the first six months but
was having a hard time
financially. Her grand-
mother took custody of
the child and now
Garner can focus on
her first year of school.
White helps Garner
pay for her college and
living expenses in
addition to providing
for her family.
"Sometimes she will
go over her spending
budget to .take care of
says. "She gets up yery
early in the morning
and takes them grocery
shopping with her.
Once she comes back
she plays with them
and helps my 8-year-
old cousin with his
When Garner calls,
her daughter wonders
if she's coming back.
She says it was hard
for her to leave her
daughter to stay on
campus. She plans on
going home every
"I guess it's hard for
her also," Garner says.
"When I left she was
crying because she
didn't know where I
was going. She was
heart broken. But I am
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FREE STATE PARK ADMISSION
September 11 -13*, 2009
September is Florida State Parks Literacy Month which coincides with
International Literacy Day, September 8"', and National Library Card Sign Up Month. In
partnership with several other state agencies and organizations, from Friday, Septembler
11 through Sunday, September 13, all 160 Florida state parks are offering free
admission, if you bring either a library card, a book recently checked out from the
library, or a new or gently used family-friendly book to donate at the park. While one
card or book will get you in, I encourage you to make sure all family members have a,
library card, and use it often!
Many of our state parks will host special events, from read-a-thons and celebrity
readers, to book signing and storytelling. I have visited state parks in our area and down
through Volusia County, and I know you and your family will long remember your
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MAYO PHYSICIAN AND FSU PROFESSOR
TO STUDY BEST
Jacksonville, FL-Floyd Willis, M. D., Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Mayo
Clinic, Jacksonville and Robert Glueckauf, Ph. D., Professor, Florida State
University, College of Medicine have joined forces to study the most effective meth-
ods to provide skills training and support to African-Americans caregivers of demfen-
tia patients. The research is made possible.through a grant from the National Institute
of mental Health and the Johnny Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute.
Love and compassion usually are the motivating factors for anyone who
takes on the responsibility of caring for a family member suffering from dementia,
according to Dr. Glueckauf, a professor of medical humanities and social sciences in
FSU College of Medicine. Dr. Willis, of Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville reports that
spouses and daughters are the first and second largest groups of caregivers.
Both Glueckauf and Wills noted, taking on the responsibility of providing
care for a loved one with dementia comes with a heavy cost. "Recent research esti-
mates that from 30 to 50 percent of dementia caregivers have clinically diagnosable
levels of depression," they said. Caregivers often experience a mix of feelings rang-
ing from satisfaction to isolation, frustration and depression. More than 50 million
people provide care for chronically ill, disabled or aged family members or friends
There is mounting evidence that shows caregiving demands vary consider-
able for African-American caregivers. African-American caregivers perform the
most demanding caregiving tasks, including toileting, bathing and dealing with
incontinence or diapers.. These caregivers also spend a disproportionately higher per-
centage of their monthly income for the care recipient's needs, bearing a higher eco-
nomic burden than other caregivers.
This research will compare the effects of telephone-based versus face-to-
face skills building and support for African-American dementia caregivers on
changes in emotional distress and health status over time.
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IJackie Perry Chosen as 2009 Woman of Influence!
In her capacity as Executive Director of Beaver Street Enterprise Center (Florida's
only core-city business incubator), Jacqulyn Perry has been recognized repeatedly for
her contributions to the First Coast business community. Honored as a 2009 Woman
of Influence on August 28 at the Jacksonville Business Journal's Sixth Annual Women .
of Influence Awards Breakfast at the Marriott Southpoint, Perry is a past SBA hon-
oree, having been chosen in 2008 as the North Florida District's Minority Small
Business Champion and recognized as one of 12 finalists for the EVE Award, chosen
MEDWeek's 2006 Minority Enterprise Development Advocate of the Year, and hav-
ing received the Inspiration Award from the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2007. ---
At the August 28th Awards Breakfast, Keynote Speaker Ana Recio-Harvey, Head
of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership,
talked of her own personal journey to business success and congratulated the
Jacksonville. Business Journal's twenty 2009 Women of Influence for their accom-
plishments in both making a living and making a difference. The 2009 Women of
Influence included Perry, Giselle Carson, Maria Coppola, Angela Corey, Susan
Hughes, Barbara Jaffe, Allison Korman, Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, Teresa Meares,
Candace Moody, Barbara Moore, Teresa Myers, Shannon Perry, Chantelle Quick, Ann
Sabbag, Kerri Stewart, Cynthia Stover, Mary Tappouni, Carolyn Ward and Penny
In her Keynote Speech, Ana Recio-Harvey cited statistics dramatically illustrating
the influence women have wielded in the workplace during the past forty years, and
also talked with warmth and humor about the inner-strength and determination of BSEC-DavidSillick JackiePerry andAnaReco-Harvey.
Some qualities that inspire loyalty, honesty and hard work.
"Jackie Perry personifies all of those leadership qualities and more. She is an inspiration to all of the tenants at Beaver Street Enterprise Center," said Rose Conry of
ER&S (Employment Resources & Solutions) who, with her partner, Kelley Moore, nominated Perry for the honor. In accepting the award, Perry thanked the Jacksonville
Business Journal, Conry and Moore, and emphasized her appreciation for the ongoing support of Beaver Street Enterprise Center by FreshMinistries, which founded the
now booming business incubator in 2003. "Many thanks to my FreshMinistries and Beaver Street Families," said Perry, "and to my son, John Perry, who always reminds
me that Beaver Street Enterprise Center is Number One!"
The Port Elizabeth South Africa Committee of Jacksonville Sister Cities
By Deborah K Thompson, Chairman-W
The Port Elizabeth South Africa Committee ,
of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association host- r
ed a membership Picnic to celebrate Port
Elizabeth and South Africa's Freedom Day. -
Deborah K. Thompson, Chair of the committee.
stated, 'We are bringing attention to the vast --
resources and value that lies untapped in the city 4.
of Port tlizabeth. As a Sister City to Jacksonville, I-..
it is our duty to celebrate and create an awareness
f the greatness of the two cities- their beauty
culture, tourism and foods." ,
A short program was prepared to highlight the
world that awvaits you in Port Elizabeth. Cultural
dress was the order of the evening, -but was not
required and the food. a taste of Port Elizabeth
was eqijoyed by all that attended. The event also
the.highlighted the progress of the Adorkaville
Restoration Project and its' goal to revive trade
relations with Africa. Laura Adorka Kotfey, .
"MotherKofey", was.a princess from Ghana'and
a: powerful female activist. Mother Kofey along
With-free native African from South Africa, .,
Ghana; Nigeria and a host of other countries
established a community here in Jacksonville. FL -
in the 1920's. The community consisted of mein-
ber.built homes, church buildings and a center,
ihe members of this community included African .
Americans that Were taught African history, cul-
ttre, customs and language as a part of their
'-.Mother Kofey was assassinated in 1928 but .' -
her story continued after her death by other
natives that supported her mission for business .
exchange and to unite Africans and African-Americans. Eli Nyombolo was the native South African who
developed the community and named it "Adorkaville" in Laura's honor. The remains of this site still exist in
Jacksonville today. Others discussions included the Civil Rights movement in Sotith African and its place in
the global struggle for Civil Rights. Practical strategies to assist in addressing current human rights issues and I?
to involve more youth was another focus point of the group.
Continue to read The Florida Star for information of a Summer Splash in June and an Economic Summnit
planned for August. .
On Saturday August 22nd. Rev. Robert LeCount(Disciples of
Christ Christian fellowship), and about 75 volunteers from
various churches participated in the 2nd annual "Quench The '-i' .-
Violence" event on the cities Northside of town. Volunteers allS ul
passed out water along 5 intersections along Moncrief Rd.. in
an effort to raise awareness within the community about the
rising violence & crimes in Jacksonville. "Take a drink of this R iS.j .
water, and chill out.. think bout it.. before you commit your hf "
next violent crime", is the message event organizer Rev.
Robert LeCount, and volunteers were conveying to onlookers
and passer-bys.- Clyde Singleton..
PAEB-IH STRSPEBE ,20
My boyfriend revealed to me that he's .gay. On the outside
everything about him is masculine, strong and reflects a gen-
uine man. We do things together as a couple, have great intima-
cy and often talked.about having children. How in the world did
I miss the signs and should I stay in this relationship?
Anonymous Augusta, GA
Dear Anonymous:, oppose to naturaiiy occurring sugars, is impiicated in the rise in obesity. Its also
In these days, you can't judge a book, man or woman by its cover. There's too many associated with increased risks for high blood pressure, high triglyceride levels, other
emotional and health risks if you choose to stay in this relationship. You didn't miss risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and inflammation (a marker for heart dis-
the signs because you simply didn't know to look for. any. However, you should ease), according to the statement's lead author Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H.,
applaud his honesty because most down low men are liars and don't tell the women R.D., associate provost and professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont in
about their lifesrvle. Count your loss, be thankful for the blessed revelation and keep Burlington.
it moving. "Sugar has, no nutritional value other than to provide calories," Johnson said.
S"Consuming foods and beverages with excessive amounts of added sugars displaces
Dear Deanna! more nutritious foods and beverages for many people."
A close friend of mine date's.a'girl who's using him. He works hard, gives her his pay- The statement says that most women should consume no more than 100 calories
check and worships the ground she walks on because she's cute. She talks down to .
him, and whasotherrsh mienps the ground she while he's working. Noshew it's at the point where (about 25 grams) of added sugars per day. Most men should consume no more than
noe f theguysvisit because they don't want to deal with his girlfriend. 150 calories (about 37.5 grams) each day. That's about six teaspoons of added sugar
Stan. Morganton, NC a day for women and nine for men.
In contrast, the statement cites a report from the 2001-04 National Health and
Dear Stan: Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that showed the average intake of added
Take your spoon out of your friend's Kool-Aid and mind your business. Has he raised sugars for all Americans was 22.2 teaspoons per day (355 calories).
his hand for help or'come to you for advice? If he wants to work like a dog, look like Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of
a fool and feed other men off his paycheck, let him. They must be happy because she added sugars in Americans' diet, according to the statement. "One 12-ounce can of
hasn't left and he hasn't kicked her out. You an'd your friends have the right to be con- regular soda contains about 130 calories and eight teaspoons of sugar," Johnson said.
cerned but he's a grown man and knows exactly what time it is. The American Heart Association recommends a dietary pattern that is rich in fruit,
vegetables, low-fat dairy products, high-fiber whole grains, lean meat, poultry and
Dear Deanna! fish.
I'm married but often go on weekend trips with my friends. My husband issued an r
ultimatum to adjust my schedule but I chose not to. He threatened me and said he This new statement expands on earlier recommendations and gives consumers
would leave if I chose my friends instead of going with him to his family reunion. I more detailed guidance by recommending a specific upper limit on added-sugars
went on my trip. When I returned, he was gone, the house was empty and utilities, dis- intake," Johnson said.
connected. He %won't talk to me and now wants a divorce and I don't know what to do? In addition, the statement recommends that no more than halfof a person's daily
Tamara Louisville, KY discretionary calorie allowance should come from added sugars. i
Discretionary calories refer to the number of calories "left over" after a person eats
Dear Tamara: the recommended types and amounts of foods to meet nutrient requirements, such as
It's hard to imagine a girlie trip that's so good it would make you forsake your mar- fruit, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, high-fiber whole grains, lean meat, poultry
riage, unless you're cheating. Perhaps your friends can give you a cozy couch to sleep and fish. Added sugars, alcoholic beverages and solid fats including saturated fat
on since you put them before your husband. Your decision was foolish, immature and and trans fat are typically considered discretionary calories that are to be included
disrespectful. Reach out to your husband and invite him to a friendly' location for a
huge apology,, an explanation and much needed counseling to help with issues you after individual daily nutrient requirements are met.
both obviously have. "It is important to remember that people's discretionary calorie 'budgets' can vary,
depending on their activity level and energy needs," Johnson said. "So, if you can't
Ask Deanna is written by Deanna M Write Ask Deanna! Deanna M, 264 S La Cienega, Suite 1283, live with the recommended limits on your added sugars, you'll have to move more."
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For example, a moderately active 51-55 year-old woman who eats 1,800 calories
per day and maintains her weight would have about 195 discretionary calories per day
a i aIand only about 100 calories, or half that amount, should come from added sugars. In
S|1comparison, if that same woman, still maintaining her weight, was more physically
active and burned 2,200 calories a day, she could consume 2,200 calories a day, and
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events would have a larger discretionary 'budget' of about 290 calories. About half of that
.scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. amount, or 145 calories, could come from added sugars.
To ensure proper nutrient intake in the diet and to limit excess calories, Johnson
I * said people should be sure foods high in added sugars are not taking the place of foods
"BIKE WITH THE BISHOP" -Catholic Charities of Central Florida's 3rd with essential nutrients or increasing their total calorie intake.
Annual Poker Run.-Wanted: Motorcyclist Enthusiasts. United by a love for riding She recommended that people use their added sugars "allotment" as a vehicle to
their motorcycles on the open toad and raising money for a good cause is enough enhance the flavor of otherwise nutrient-rich foods. For example, choosing a nutri-
to bring thousands, of people representing almost every occupation and income ent-rich dairy product, such as a flavored yogurt or a sugar-sweetened whole-grain
level to sign-up for this fundraiser on September 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m. This breakfast cereal, would be a better choice than a nutrient-void candy.
sign-in at -East Orlando Harley Davidson and proceeding to Betty's Laughing
Horse, Copper Rocket Pub, Shovelhead Lounge and the Johnny Rotton's Bar Out THE ANTT R PORT
American Heart Association scientific statement
Association Recommends Reduced Intake of Added Sugars
Georgia/Florida -A new American Heart Association scientific statement pro-
vides specific guidance on limiting the consumption of added sugars and provides
information about the relationship between excess sugar intake and metabolic abnor-
malities, adverse health conditions and shortfalls in essential nutrients. The statement,
published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, for the first time,
provides the association's recommendations on specific levels and limits on the con-
sumption of added sugars.
Added sugars are sugars and syrups' added to foods during processing or prepara-
tiori and sugars and syrups added at the table. High intake of added sugars, as
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living with or know someone who has Crohn's disease? Are you looking for
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FAMU Hosts Annual Parents and Family Weekend -Florida A&M University
(FAMU) will host its annual Parents and Family Weekend from Thursday,
September 17 to Saturday, September 19.
"We are looking forward to all parents returning to FAMU to see how well their
students have acclimated to their new academic and social life," said Henry Kirby,
associate vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. "We sincerely
hope that the parents will enjoy all of the activities including the football game."
Kirby said this will also be a time for FAMU to showcase its academic pro-
grams as well as let the parents know how much the university appreciates their
The activities for Parents and Family Weekend include the home football game
versus Howard University, a tour of the Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black
Archives and a crab boil.
For more information and/or to register, call (850) 599-3400.
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No one seeks to be criticized. I detest criticism but it comes
with the job of being a newspaper columnist.
The peoplethat enjoy criticizing me criticize me repeatedly
so they are easy for me to recognize.
Criticism is all they do. They never have any praise, never
any appreciation, never any thanks or good will.
The most criticism I've gotten recently is when I wrote about historically Black colleges
and universities (HBCUs). If you say no school is perfect, even though the statement is true,
the haters will have a field day on you.
But if you write about Barack Obama and question anything he does, you'll be attacked
left and right.
Well, get ready to attack me! Again!
Change is something you hear in every election cycle but the word "change" was heard
more in the last election than ever before. I know it's early in the Presidency, but does it seem
to anybody that President Obama is changing from his election vision and is starting to become
more like his predecessors?
What was once vanilla in the nation's capitol, now seems to only be dipped in chocolate!
Some of us feel Obama must step up! The President's desire to be "non-partisan" and
cooperative with his political enemies is not working out. The endless and multiple conces-
sions that he has given Republicans in the proposed health care legislation has gotten the
President nowhere! The GOP gets every amendment to the health care bills that they want and
still vote against the legislation. The war machine in America is not subsiding, it is increasing
and more troops are being sent to foreign lands.
I think the President must push for his ideas as hard as he can and if he has to go down,
go down fighting!
Let me explain, if my memory serves me correctly, I thought many people voted for
Barack Obama in hopes that he would end the war in Iraq and bring American soldiers home
from other countries. I thought he would fight for universal health care that would cover all
Americans and not be persuaded by greedy insurance companies to abandon his public option
ideas to curb health care costs. I thought Barack Obama would oppose bankers and.mortgage
companies that prey on the poor and practice neighborhood red-lining and predatory lending.
I thought our new President would stand up for citizens that have been victimized by hous-
ing discrimination. I thought Obama wanted to improve race relations and reduce profiling and
Well, maybe he is doing a lot of good things but from my view, I'm seeing more waffling
in Washington than I see Waffle House and Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles!
I want my President to stand up and speak out for things that are best for all Americans
and not just parrot the governmental lobbyists or rubber stamp whatever big business tells him
Many Black voters prayed for God to send us another Moses, a modem day Joshua or a
contemporary David that could slay the gigantic and devilish beast that wants the rich richer
and the poor in America poorer.
If Barack Obama fights for the things we need, I and others will defend the President with
our lives. If Obama wants to be nice and compromising and cooperative with America's and
the world's political satans, I can't be with that. (Buy Gannt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man
Writing" and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
THE GANTT REPORT
By Lucius ajitt
September 5. 2009 THE STAR PAGE B-3
August 31, 2009 September 6, 2009
March 21st thru April 19th
Mars in Cancer suggests that .you
want to make changes about the
home. This- is a good time to deco-
rate, clear, and redesign the garden
or perhaps do some decorating.
Mercury turns retrograde at the end
of the week, so be more careful than
usual when signing contracts or
developing new business partner-
ships. Mixed messages are also pos-
sible. Your social life continues to be
exciting as long as you are willing to
make some effort. Get out have fun!
April 20th thru May 20th
Your communication zone is empha-
sized this week, encouraging you to
speak out and say what you have to
say. Be especially careful ,on,
Thursday, as it may be all too easy to
provoke an argument. A clash of
ideas could cause problems.
Mercury turns retrograde in your
work zone Sunday, which is going to
bring delays to projects and plans
overall. Use this opportunity to clear
out your office, and do make sure
you backup files on your computer
NMay 21st thru June 21st
How are your finances? Mars in your
financial.zone suggests that you are
busy making plans. You are usually
quite shrewd when it comes to
money matters, so this is a good time
to reflect on your budget, and decide
whether it is really working for you.
Mercury will turn retrograde in your
love affairs zone on Sunday. Lovers
may seem preoccupied and may not
get back to you on time. Don't worry.
They will get in touch eventually.
ZZj-,A, June 22nd thru July 22nd
You are feeling a lot more boisterous
and energetic lately. This is a good
time to get on with projects that have
been left on the back burner.
Obstacles will melt away as you
enthusiastically get down to work.
Mercury will turn retrograde in your
home zone, which means this isn't
the best time to buy or sell a proper-
ty. If you are thinking about moving,
wait until after September 29. Then,
the process will flow much more
S.. July 23rd thru Aug 22nd
The focus on your personal financial
zone encourages you to face up to
your situation and resolve it speedily.
Whatever you to, don't bury your
head in the sand. Mercury turns ret-
rograde on Sunday in your communi-
,cation zone, and will remain so until
September 29. Be very careful over
the coming weeks when signing
deals or buying cars, computers,
equipment, or gadgets. Be sure to
keep the receipts, as you might have
to return your stuff sooner than you
Aug 23rd thru Sept 22nd
Your social life looks a lot more excit-
ing than it has in some time. Your
appointments book, could get quite
busy this coming week, but don't fall
out with a friend over something that
turns out to be quite trivial. If you are
in business, networking will bring
many benefits. Mercury turns retro-
grade on Sunday in your personal
financial zone, which means delays
and possible errors where your
money is concerned. Be sure to keep
receipts and check bank statements.
Sept 23rd thru Oct
With the Sun in Virgo and in your
Twelfth House, it is time to reflect on
all that you achieved over the past
year, and on any successes or fail-
ures. Think about what you have
learned9 and how you could have
done things better. Also, prepare
your plans for the future, and set
your goals for the next 12 months.
This will give you the ability to
release the past and create space for
your future dreams to manifest more
Oct 23rd thru Nov 21st
If you vant to expand your skill set,
this is a good time to take a course
that will give you the tools you need
to succeed at your career. The desire
to travel may be particularly strong,
and you may want to enjoy an exotic
break far away from the stresses and
'strains of everyday life. Mercury
turns retrograde on Sunday, and this
may interfere with your,ability to con-
nect with your intuition. You may
doubt yourself unnecessarily. Get
Nov 22nd thru Dec 21st
If you have debts and are having
trouble -paying your mortgage or
other loans, you will be motivated to
find a solution that will work better for
you in the long term. This isn't a time
to beat about the' bush, if you need
help then get it and save yourself any
additional worry and stress. Mercury
turns retrograde on Sunday in your
social zone, bringing the possibility of
mixed messages and misunder-
standings with friends. Try to be as'
clear as you can.
Dec 22nd thru Jan 19th
You will have plenty of opportunity to
clear the air as far as your relation-
ships are concerned. If anything has
been repressed, this is the time it will
come out into the open. Talking
heart-to-heart and listening to what
each other has to say will go a long
way to making things easier between,
you. If your relationship has been
stagnant, it will be so no more. From
Sunday on, watch out for misunder-
standings with your boss when
Mercury turns retrograde.
S" >,., Jan 20th thru Feb 18th
You will be in a much more competi-
tive mood than usual, especially
where health and fitness are con-
cerned. If your friends are looking fit
and fabulous, you'll want to look
even better. You will be very motivat-,
ed to workout, eat more healthily,
and do' whatever it takes to shape
up. Mercury turns retrograde in your
travel zone on Sunday, which may
coincide with delays and obstacles if
you're travelling abroad. Stay cool,
adopt a philosophical approach, and
go with the flow.
/ b PISCES
Feb 19th thru March 20th
If you are single, you may feel a lot
more enthusiastic about dating and
meeting new people. You could be
quite competitive in this area too. If
you have joined a dating site, be
extra careful from Sunday on when
Mercury turns retrograde. Confusion,
obstacles, and delays may cause
problems in the initial stages. Your
creativity is at a peak, and if you are
self-employed, you will enjoy taking
a risk. It's a good time for entertain-
ing family and friends at home.
~.: *' -
sSHH! From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
At four o' clock in the after-
noon a dispatch was made in refer-
ence to a battery in progress. A
male and female were reportedly
fighting outside a white vehicle, and
the male was reportedly pulling the
female into the vehicle.
When police arrived they
saw Joseph lying on the ground,
holding his right leg. Hogan was in
the listed vehicle, backing it away
from Joseph. The vehicle pulled
back and forth as we approached,
then stopped in the road. Both sub-
jects were detained and ques-
Both subjects stated they
had been arguing in the vehicle, in
the presence of the witness, their
child. During the argument Hogan
tried to get out of the car and
Joseph tried to hold her in. He
grabbed her around the neck and
shoulders, scratching her shoulder,
neck, face and finger. Hogan was
able to get out of the car and
grabbed the listed pistol, which had
been under the front seat. Hogan
walked a short distance from. the
vehicle and fired the pistol at the
ground.' Joseph also got out of their
Hogan got back into the car
and the argument continued, with
the witness still inside. Hogan
threatened to hit Joseph and/or his
car,' which was parked nearby.
Joseph stood in front of his car, dar-
ing Hogan to hit him. Hogan drove
the car she was in forward, striking
Joseph's left leg and knocking back
into his car. As Hogan backed away
from striking Joseph, we arrived.
Suspect Hogan admitted fir-
ing the pistol and said it was con-
cealed under her front seat, where
she had been sitting when first con-
tacted. The. pistol was recovered
and placed in the property room.
Suspect Joseph admitted grabbing
and holding Hogan to keep her in
the car against her will. Everyone's
injuries, the property damage, and
the pistol were all photographed.
Both suspects were booked into the
Officer was dispatched to a
criminal mischief complaint involv-
ing a school bus. Upon arrival, he
made contact with victim #2, Ms.
Jackson, also the school bus driver.
Ms. Jackson works for victim #1.
Ms. Jackson stated that while trav-
eling North on Riverplace Blvd, she
observed the listed suspect walking
on the sidewalk in the same direc-
'tion. Just before passing the sus-
pect threw the listed property (rock)
at the front windshield causing sub-
stantial damage. The impact
caused glass particles to spray the
driver and travel half the distance of
the bus, reaching some of the chil-
dren present on the bus; no injuries
She instantly pulled into the
complex of 1401 Riverplace Blvd
and began blowing the horn. She
provided the physical and clothing
description of the suspect and
pointed to the suspect who was
running through the walkway of The
Strand Apartments and the
Peninsula Condo's. Witness #1,
observed the suspect and began
gepteniber 5, 2009,
following him, never losing site as
the suspect went across the Main
Officer arrived on scene and
the victim advised him of the sus-
pects clothing description. She stat-
ed that the suspect was a b/m, with
dreads wearing a brown hoodie.
Officer advised another Officer to
Zone 1, where the witness was still
following the suspect. Officer #2
arrived at Bay and Main St and took
the suspect in custody. Witness
confirmed with the officer that was
the suspect that he had followed.
Officer read the suspect his
rights and he denied any involve-
ment and refused to comment.
Subsequent to the investigation, the
suspect was arrested and trans-
ported to PTDF
Police officers were dis-
patched to 5020 Cleveland Road in
reference to a battery. Upon arrival,
they met with the victim.
When they observed the
Victim,, she was crying, had red
eyes, shaking uncontrollably, and
had red marks. around her neck.
When an officer questioned her as
to what happened, she stated Mr.
Tyrohe (suspect) and she were
inside of her SUV arguing. The
Victim refused to answer any more
questions. She did state they have
been boyfriend and girlfriend for
eight (8) years and currently reside
together as a family unit.
They then spoke to the wit-
ness. The witness stated she
observed Mr. Tyrone choking the
victim by her throat while inside the
SUV. The witness stated she asked
several males to break up the fight
but no one would help.
Mr. Tyrone was read his
Miranda warning via card. Mr.
Tyrone declined to answer any
Due to the visible signs of
injury, the emotional state of the vic-
tim, statements made by the wit-
ness, and fear of future violence,
Mr. Tyrone was placed under arrest
for domestic battery.
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FOLD YOUTH CLINIC
X SPORTS ASSOCIATION
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The mission of the Jacksonville
Knights is to allow adult men the
opportunity to compete in amateur
football in an atmosphere that fosters
discipline,' respect, sportsmanship,
maturity, responsibility, unity, and
fun for everyone involved. The non-
profit club held a youth. clinic with
the North Jax Sports Association.
Over 200 kids, ages 5-15 showed up
for the day of instruction. The
Knights season begins in January
and they will play at the University
of North Florida. (Florida Star pho-
tos by Nancy Beecher)
TIGERS 2009 OUTLOOK
EWC can't get past Brevard's
early lead in season opener
BY MIKE BONTS
The Florida Star
Antwan Nicholas still remains as the all-
time. leader in interceptions at Edward
Waters. The former Robert E. Lee
General, All-SEAC, and NAIA All-
American begins his third season on the
coaching staff at EWC and his first as
defensive coordinator and linebackers
throughout the first half.
The offensive output was uncharacteristic for the
visitors who only averaged 14 points per game last year
and were shutout twice.
Brevard built a 34-0 lead before EWC got on the
scoreboard. Starting QB Cesary Wilborn threw a 27-
yard TD pass to wide receiver Jacquez Stevenson with
2:14 to play in the half.
Edward Waters College head coach Kevin Clark has
begun his third season at the helm of the Tigers.
Wilborn played in seven games last year, starting in
two of them, going 16 of 44 forl32 yards and two TD
passes. His best game was against North Carolina
Central when he went 12 of 35 for 118 yards and one
"I'm very confident in Cesary's ability to lead this
football team" Clark said. "He just has to trust himself
and his teammates and I'm sure he will do fine.
' Looking to backup Wilborn is Percey Freeman, a
transfer from Charleston Southern University. Freeman
is a Jacksonville native who played at Mandarin High.
Running back Trenttonio Stewart returns for his
senior season. Stewart finished 2008 as the leading
rusher for the Tigers, with 608 yards and three touch-
downs on 91 attempts.
Stewart averaged 67.6 yards nine games last season.
Looking to backup Stewart is sophomore Anthony
Wallace who saw action in nine contests in
2008.Wallace had 15 carries for 47 yards, good for fifth
on the team in rushing.
Converted offensive lineman Willie Hubbard will
see time as a blocking fullback. Clark said there were
some freshman that will see playing time in the back-
Junior receiver Jonathan Johnson led all Tiger
receivers with 36 receptions, 494 receiving yards and
five TDs for an average of 49.4 yards per game.
Johnson was also a threat on special teams adding 1,268
all-purpose yards, which ranked him third in the NAIA
in punt return yardage.
In 2008 he received his second All-American nom-
W a te rs
overcome a nation from the NAIA. Also looking to contribute are
fast start by receivers, Scott Peters, Samuel Charles, De'Aaron
the Tornados McCann, and Markel Scott.
and fell in A young offensive line is led by Evan Cotter and
their season Steve Conoly.
opener to "If I had an the offensive line that has the same fire
B r e v a r d and determination as Evan Cotter, we'd have the most
College 51-6. 'dominant line in the NAIA." said Clark about his soph-
T h e more center.
Tigers were The Tigers' defense is led by NAIA All-American
pinned deep sophomore end Anens Stevens, junior lineman Chris
on the open- Holmes, and returning junior end Denton Thompson.
ing kickoff In 2008 Stevens led the NAIA in sacks last year
and could with 16 total sacks averaging 1.8 sacks per game.
generate any On the other side will be junior defensive end
offense until Denton Thompson. In the middle is junior Chris
.late in the Holmes. Holmes ranked fourth among all defensive
second quar- linemen on the team with 21 total tackles, 1.5 tackles
ter. The for loss, and registered a half sack in 2008.
T o r n a d o s, Linebackers Jamin Cephus, Rod Owens, and Rudy
showed some Wilson all return. Cephus totaled 29 tackles and 1.5
speed at run- sacks last season, which ranked him 10th overall on the
ning back that team. Owens had 53 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one
had EWC on interception in 2008. Wilson had 19 total tackles as a
its heels sophomore in seven games.
Travis Knight, Rodney Grant, Bertram Beltour, and
Keith Brown all return to shore up the Tigers' second-
Knight was hampered with a leg injury last season
but returned in a big way as he caught the key intercep-
tion in a 26-21 come-from-behind victory over rival
Knight finished with 41
total tackles, five pass
breakups, and three inter-
Not only did departed
Nadens Madeus play a key
role in the secondary, he
was the primary placekick-
er and punter in 2008.
Looking to assume both
roles will be incoming
Also helping in special
teams on the return side
will be Johnson who had 18
punt returns, totaling 308
yards and one touchdown.
He also had 20 kickoff
returns in 2008 totaling 455
2009 presents one of
the most challenging sched-
ules in the history of
Edward Waters College
football, but the team
appears to be ready for the
challenge. "All I ask the
kids to do is to give me 100
percent in every contest and
I will be happy." Clark said.
"I tell the kids every day to
take this as an opportunity
to put EWC football on the
On Sept. 12, EWC faces new rival Johnson C.
Smith in the Ralph J. Bunche Football Classic in
Kingsland, Ga. at 5 p.m. On Sept. 19 the Tigers hit the
road to face former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver
Reggie Barlow and his Alabama State Hornets at 7 p.m.
in Montgomery, Ala. Next, EWC faces Fort Valley State
on Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. in Kingsland, Ga.
The month of October opens with the annual home-
coming contest at 3 p.m. when they meet the Crusaders
of North Greenville University. The Tigers take on
intrastate rival Webber International on thle road in Lake
Wales at 5 p.m. On Oct. 17 the Tigers meet the Hornets
of Concordia College in the Wiregrass Football Classic
in Dothan, Ala. at 4 p.m.
The Tigers finish with two road contests against
NCAA Football Championship Subdivision teams
beginning with Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m
and an Oct. 31 date with the Tigers of Savannah State in
Georgia at 2 p.m.
EWC will finish the season beginning with a trip to
Valdosta, Ga. against two time NCAA Division II
National Champion Valdosta State on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m.
EWC will honor its seven senior football players on
Nov. 14 when they play the University of New Orleans
at 4 p.m. at home at Raines High School.
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Mike Sims-Walker caught a -
10-yard TD pass from David ''; /
Garrard as the Jaguars complet- I '
ed their preseason with a 24-17
win over Washington at -
"I've been working hard. I
am working my way up to a
major comeback right now,"
Sims-Walker said. "It was a -
great feeling to get back on the
Garrard was 10 of 13 for The Jaguars ended the ,\FL preseason with a 24-1" rico-
95 yards. Sims-Walker caught ry over the Washington Redskins. (Florida Star photo by
four passes for 63 yards. Nancy Beecher)
Josh Scobee kicked three field goals as the Jaguars won their first preseason game against
three losses. Jacksonville special teams made it 10-0 on a fumbled kickoff returned by Tiquan
"We wanted to come out with a win, even though it's preseason. We certainly didn't want
to go winless. The offense is maturing and moving in the right direction," Garrard said.
The Redskins ended the shutout with a 48-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham. Rookie QB
Colt Brennan led Washington on a drive that resulted in Domrinque Dorsey rushing for a three-
yard score. QB Chase Daniel threw a four-yard TD pass to Marko Mitchell with 48 seconds to
play in the game.
The Redskins finished the preseason 1-3. Jacksonville opens the regular season on the road
at Indianapolis Sept. 13.
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DUNCAN COMMEMORATES 46TH
ANNIVERSARY OF MARCH ON
WASHINGTON AND HELPS LAUNCH "KIDS t
SFOR KING" .
CHALLENGE TO COUNTRY'S YOUTH TO
SUBMIT ESSAY. ARTWORK. VIDEO ABOUT .. I
DR. KING AND HoWXV TO CREATE A BETTER
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and
theI.Washington, DC Marini Luther King. Jr. National ,i .
Mel'orial Proiect Foundation. Inc. cormmnemorated the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and students
46th anniversary of the March on Washington and from the Washington, D.C. area help the Washington, D.C.
launched the ds for King Eucation tiatie during Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project.
launched the Kids r King Education Initiative during Foundation launch the Kids for King Education Initiative
a live event on the National Mall. Earlier this year, The Photo credit: Gediyon Kifle www.KidsforKing.org
Travelers Companies, Inc. announced a $1.25 million
donation to the Memorial Foundation to support the
building.-of .the Memorial and to spearhead the
Memorial Foundation's Kids for King Education
I tiative. .
In addition to Secretary Duncan, the August
2-5th speaking line-up included: Harry E. Johnson, Sr.,.
President and CEO, Memorial Foundation; Brian W.
MacLean, President and COO, Travelers, Byron V..
Garrett, CEO, The National Parent Teacher Association
(PTA);:' Dennis Van Roekel. President, the National
Education Association (NEA); and Kym Hampton.
A Legend. Sam Ford ABC 7 WJLA-TV news
journalist served as the Master of Ceremonies.
.'.,e must never forget the progress that Dr.
i" spiired in civil rights and social justice, and we
"Tsfrognize howV' much work is still ahead of us."
4i.nihian. "'With'high school drop-out rates unac-
ceptably high anid college completion rates far too low,
education is clearly the civil rights issue of this genera-
tion. Every child and adult deserves a quality education.
This is the only lasting way to fuel our economic recov-
ery and end stubborn cycles of poverty and social fail-
The March on Washington and Dr. King's "I
Have A Dream" speech occurred 46 years ago this
Friday August 28, 1963.
As part of the 46th anniversary celebration, the
Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the Kids
for King initiative, which will inspire youth froni grades
3-12 to wyrife an essay, create a piece of art, or produce
a short v ideo about the lasting legacy of Dr. King and
his ideals of democracy, justice, hope, and love. The
program also contains a lesson plan for teachers and
parents to educate the youth about Dr. King. Three les-
son plans have been developed, including plans for 3-5
grades. 6-8 grades. and 9-12 grades. The PTA. the
NEA.. YRC Worldwide, Inc., and The LEAGUE will
also support the Kids for King initiative.
The year-long program will culminate in Fall
2010, when nine students will win a trip to Washington.
D.C., to participate in a live press event on the National
Mall. Complimentary meals, travel, and hotel accom-
modations will be pro% ided for each student and a par-
ent/chaperone. Each Kids for King Education Initiative
entrant will receive a blue Build the Dream wristband.
To learn more about the program visit
Five Ways to Increase Your Brain Power -
By Sondra Kornblatt
If you can't remember where you left your keys
or the name of a new colleague, it's probably not stu-
pidity or dementia. More likely, your brain has gotten
caught in ruts and information overload. But you can
help your brain learn and remember. Create new con-
nections-big or small-and your brain becomes more
active and stays flexible. Even the brains of older peo-
ple can grow new neurons. Here are five ways to create
new neural pathways and to help your brain stay plas-
1. Laugh. It's good for your brain! Humor works in
the whole brain, and quickly. Less than a half-second
after you hear or see something funny, an electrical
wave moves through the higher brain functions of the
cerebral cortex: the left hemisphere analyzes the joke's
words and structure; the right hemisphere interprets the
meaning. Meanwhile, the visual sensory area of the
occipital lobe creates images; the limbic (emotional
system) makes you happier; and the motor sections
make you smile or laugh. In short, laughter improves
alertness, creativity, and memory. Those who study the
new field of gelotology, which explores the benefits of
laughter, have found that laughter lowers blood pres-
sure, increases vascular blood flow and oxygenation of
the blood, provides a workout to the diaphragm and
various other muscles, reduces certain stress hormones,
increases 'disease- and tumor-killing cells, and defends
against respiratory infections. Help your brain by smil-
ing, reading a few comics, or faking a chuckle or two.
'"Travelers is proud to sponsor the Kids for King
Education Initiative." said Brian W. MacLean,
President and COO. Travelers. "As a company, we are
committed to investing in education and we believe in
the importance of teaching Dr. King's vision. Kids for
King is an excellent mechanism for both teachers and
parents to educate today's youth about Dr. King and his
In addition to collaborating %with the Memorial
Foundation on the development of the Kids for King
curriculum. Travelers "will encourage public schools in
cities where the company has significant operations to
participate in the initiative. Travelers employees will
also serve on the judging panel that selects the national
In addition to fulfilling its $1 million pledge to
financially support the construction of the Mem6rial,
the NEA w\ ill distribute the Kids for King curriculum to
its members through online curriculum offerings, and
during Black History month and beyond. The NEA will
also ask teachers to encourage their students to partici-
pate in the art, essay, and video contest, and to use Kids
for King in their classrooms as a means of educating
this generation on the legacy and the promises of Dr.
The PTA will encourage schools to use the Kids
for King curriculum and engage students in learning
about Dr. King through its web site, e-mail newsletters
and other communication activities.
The LEAGUE will support Kids for King by
providing resources about the initiative in its King Day
Service Project Toolkit which is available to all
LEAGUE Service Coaches nationwide. Kids for King
will further help LEAGUE Sern ice Coaches raise their
students' knowledge and awareness of Dr. King: not
only honoring his legacy but also building social capital
and empowering students to practice acts of kindness
YRC World\w ide. Inc. a Fortune 500 company\
and one of the largest transportation service providers in
the world, will promote Kids for King on 40 foot trail-
ers that \'ill be driven around the country.
"We challenge every teacher, parent, and youth
leader to make Dr. King's legacy relevant to this gener-
ation and to explain the importance of building a lasting
2. Exercise. Movement helps you think. The brain's
cognitive and movement functions work side by side,
sharing the same automatic process.
When you solve a problem, you imagine moving
through the steps. Exercise also stimulates the produc-
tion of brain chemicals, such as BDNF (brain-derived
neurotrophic factor), which encourages growth of new
nerve connections. If you already exercise, great keep
going. If you resist exercising, then add variety to reen-
gage yourself. If you don't exercise at all, then it's time
to begin. Park two blocks from the store or the office,
and walk the distance. Take the stairs rather than the
elevator. The invigoration and joy of movement will
build over time. Here are other suggestions: schedule a
walk with a friend, join a gym, and mark out your exer-
cise time on a calendar as a reminder of your commit-
3. Balance light and darkness. Changes in light can
affect the brain, even if you're not aware of it. For
example, the lack of sufficient brightness in the winter-
time can lead to seasonal affective disorder, otherwise
known as the blues. When we move the clocks back
and forth (from Daylight Savings to Standard Time),
there are more accidents on the road. We need light.
The brain uses it to enhance alertness. Even ambient
light positively influences hormone release and heart
rate. We also need darkness to synchronize our body,
clock. Indoor lights, computers, street lamps, and tele-
vision sets can create too much brightness at night. To
restore the balance between light and dark, go outside
in the morning for a walk in the daylight, use light
boxes in the winter, turn off or dim the television and
computer, darken the rooms of your house at dusk, and
wear a good eyeshade when you sleep.
In commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the March
on Washington, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne
Duncan joined the Washington, DC Martin Luther King,
Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. to launch
the Kids for King Education Initiative. From left:
Dennis Van Roekel (National Education Association),
Harry E. Johnson, Sr. (Memorial Foundation), U.S.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Kym Hampton
(WNBA), Brian W MacLean (The Travelers Companies,
Inc.), and Byron Garrett (National PTA). For more infor-
mation, visit www.KidsforKing.org.
Photo credit: Gediyon Kifle
memorial to honor this legacy. I call on the youth of
America to express your ideas about Dr. King by shar-
ing an essay, a piece of art %work. or a video about why
Dr.. King is important to you," said Harry Johnson. Sr..
President and CEO. Memorial Foundation.
The Memonal Foundation has raised $104 million
otit of the needed S120 million to build the Memorial.
Travelers joins the following major donors to the Memorial
General Motor's. Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation.
NBA/WNBA. Alpha Phi Alpha Fiaternity, Inc., \VW K
Kellogg Foundation, The \Vall Disne\ Company Foundation,
The Coca-Cola Foundation. The Bill and Nlelinda Gates
Foundation, The Ford Motor Fund. Toyota. A-RP, AFLAC..
Boeing, Inc., BP America. Inc.. CIGNA. Credit Unions of
the United States, DuPont. ExxonMobil Foundation. Fannie
Mae Corporation. FedEx Corporation. GE. Ann and Joel
Horowitz Family Foundation. John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation, Sheila C. Johnson-Net man, Lehman Brothers.
Geotge Lucas. MacFarlane Parfiers, The J Willard and
Alice S. Marriotn Foundation, McDonald's Corporation.
MetLife Foundation. National Association of Realtors
(NAR). National Education Association INEA). Nationiide
Foundation. PepsiCo Foundation. The Pew Charitable
Trusts. Pfizer Foundation. Prudential Financial. Inc., Shell
Oil Company. State Farm Insurance. Venrizon Foundation.
Viacom, \\al-Mart and Morehouse College. among others.
About the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr.
National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.
A memorial honoring Dr Martin Luther King. Jr
\till be built on the National Niall. situated adjacent to the
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and in a direct line
between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Congress
passed Joint Resolutions in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc to establish a Menmonal honoring Dr
King to be built in Washington. D.C. The ceremonial
groundbreaking took place on Noeminber 13, 2006, and the
Memorial %%ill be completed in 2011. NlcKissack &
NlcKissack Turner Construction Company Gilford
Corporation Tompkins Builders, Inc Joint Venture will
ser\e as the Design-Build Team McKissack & McKissack'is
the oldest minorint-ow\ned architectural firm in the United
States For more information or to make a donation, please
\isit \v w.buildthedream org
4. Leam. New skills help you do more than just say
merci in French. Learning strengthens the whole brain.
Start by simply trying new things:
visit a new place, learn a song, and rearrange the furni-
ture-they all stimulate your neurons. Or do normal
things in odd ways, such as brushing your teeth with
your left (non-dominant) hand, taking a new route
home, or sleeping on the wrong side of the bed. At first
you might feel a little awkward or silly, but then you
will begin to enjoy the challenge. Learn something new
like quilting or bridge, or take a community class in
engine repair or gourmet cooking. You can also try a
new or harder Sudoku or a crossword puzzle. As a
reward, you'll come away with new skills and possibly
give your brain a better chance against Alzheimer's.
5. Create. For years, scientists believed the right side
of the biain was responsible for creativity. However,
recent functional brain scans show that the whole brain
engages in creative thinking. You can stoke your cre-
ativity by getting bored (reducing time spent watching
TV and movies, turning off the computer and video
games, or not reading). Your brain will turn to itself for
inspiration. You can also build time for creative experi-
ence: try a new craft, put a sketch pad on your desk, or
make a date to spend a half hour each week writing,
painting, knitting, or building a bird house. Pump the
creative well, and you'll inspire yourself while building
new neural connections. Remember, your brain is flex-
ible and alive regardless of your age, and no matter how
many keys or words you misplace. By reducing stimu-
lation and making little changes, you'll appreciate your
wonderful brain. Start big or small, and you'll find your
brain coming back to life.
U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ANE
U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE
September 05, 2009
* PREP RAP *
RULES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
The following is an excerpt from the book, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
1) Stay away from alcohol, drugs, promiscuity and gambling.
How you respond to the above statement depends on who you are. Some people
think that a little drinking or sex in college is ok, some don't. The only thing that I
DEFINITELY know is that too much of any of these things can be hazardous to
your health or land you in jail. College is a breeding ground for all the little sins that
tempt mankind. Enjoy yourself in college to the extent that you feel comfortable,
but DO NOT get caught up in too much of anything.
2) Watch out for the credit card sales people only get one card at most, and
try not to spend more than you can afford.
The credit card vultures wait every semester for those naive, unsuspecting fresh-
men who come through campus for the first time. You have a clean credit history,
and they want to offer you what looks like free money. If you get a credit card, be
smart with it. You should only use it if you have to, and only spend what you can
afford. Financial problems are a major reason for students dropping out of college.
3) Don't pledge until you are done with your freshman year.
Pledging for frats and sororities is fine, if that is what you want to do. But don't do
it during your freshman year. Also, if you are having GPA problems, then don't do
it during your sophomore or junior year either. You are not in college to join a fra-
ternity or sorority, you are there to get an education.
4) Don't move off campus until your senior year.
Moving off campus creates a lot of new bills that will get in the way of your educa-
tion. You have the rest of your life to live off campus. Stay on campus for now.
5) If you don't have a family yet, don't start one till you're both done with col-
Having kids is great, but not during college. Get your education first, so that you
can use the benefits of that education to support a family. If you ,have kids and a
spouse too early, you are going to be forced to either jeopardize your relationships
with them in order to reach your goals, or you are going to have to give up your
6) Leave your Play Station, Xbox or Game Cube at home. These are serious
According to the Journal of Pbrsonality and Social Psychology, students who
spend a lot of time playing video games have lower grades than those who do not.
Getting good at video games takes a lot of time, time you don't have in college.
Leave the system at your parent's house, or only allow yourself to play your games
after you've done a certain amount of studying for the night. Having that thing in
your room is only going to distract you.
7) Never drop out of school for any period of time for any reason.
There are a billion folks who have dropped out of school "for just a little while" only
to find themselves never ever going back to college. Don't let yourself get caught
in that category. Only drop out if there is no other option, and remember that even
when you think there are no options, that usually means that you just haven't
thought about all the possible solutions.
8) Don't go home too much, you will never get used to your new environ-
It is always fun to go back home and kick it with the family. But the only way you
are going to grow as a person is if you get out there, have new experiences and
meet new people. Get out and live life. Don't spend all your time traveling home.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Finance Professor
at Syracuse University and author of
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
IS BARACK OBAMA RIGHT TO TELL ALL
AMERICANS TO GO TO COLLEGE?
By Boyce Watkins, PhD
President Obama recently called for all Americans to go to college. I agree with the
assessment, for the most part. The challenges, however, are that this is not only a
expensive proposition, but also one that may not be so realistic. The cost of attend
ing college has far outpaced the rate of inflation and family incomes. Additional
there are some who argue that not everyone is cut out for college. Personally,
think that the black community and all potential black college students should li,
ten to the president's proposal, and here are the reasons why.
1) College doesn't have to be expensive: There are grants and loans to mak
the cost of college affordable. Also, it'can be a great investment if you make sur
you choose an area of study that will help you pay the bills later on. Additional
there is no reason you should have to spend $30,000 per year attending expensive
private institutions, when there are many state universities that charge much lesE
If you can't afford the cost of a private university, you should remember that college
is what you make of it. Go to a less expensive school and study your butt off. You
learn a lot that way.
2) A mind is a terrible thing to waste: There are hundreds of thousands of Africa
American geniuses who, every year, are told that they aren't smart enough to go t
college. I was one of those kids, and so were my sister and brother. The truth
that African American students cannot allow a flawed and structurally racist educe
tional system to tell them if their kids are "college material." The truth is that the sy.
tem has proven time and time again that it doesn't have the ability to judge Africa
3) We need productivity: US productivity is expected to decline dramatically ovE
the next 50 years. Educated citizens make a nation stronger and better able t
compete. By educating our citizens and setting the bar high, the president is mal
ing a contribution to America's economic future. That is why I applaud his initiativE
and black college students should listen especially.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE MIA JONES
BRINGS AWARENESS TO CAMPUS
With college students heading back to classes around
Jacksonville, State Representative Mia Jones (D-Jacksonville) today
held a news conference to draw attention to the issue of campus safe-
ty. She was joined by Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford, represen-
tatives of the University of North Florida, Florida State College at
Jacksonville and Dominique Torrence, inventor of the 'Scytodes -
"Our message to college students is simple: don't let your
guard down," said Jones. "The start of a new school year is a great
time to remind students everywhere to follow the advice of police and
experts to stay safe."
September is National Campus Safety. Awareness Month.
"The college years can and should be a time for independence, but it
is not a time to put yourself in danger's way," said John A. Delaney,
president of UNF. Today's news conference was held on the campus
of UNF, where more than 16,000 students started the fall semester
last week. "Safety is everyone's responsibility."
Sheriff John Rutherford reminded college students that crime
can happen anywhere at any time. "Just because you feel safe,
doesn't mean you are safe," said Rutherford. "A false sense of secu-
rity can lead to some horrible consequences. Too many times, pred-
ators use a college campus to look for their next victim."
At today's news conference, UNF Chief of Police John Dean
offered several safety tips, including:
Travel in a buddy system. This includes jogging early in
the morning or late at night.
If you are unable to travel in a buddy system, request a
safety escort from your campus officials.
Walk in well lit areas. Park inwell lit areas.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Keep your keys in hand going to your vehicle or to your
Keep your purse under your arm and protected.
Also at today's news conference, Domonique Torrence, creator
of the Scytodes, demonstrated an additional way for students to stay
safe on campus. The Security Glove fits onto the hand and fires pep-
per spray from the top. The idea is to make it more convenient and
faster to spray the fluid rather than trying to pull a pepper spray can-
ister from a belt holster or purse.
"Our goal today is to make safety everyone's priority," said
Jones. "We need to realize that although we have multiple college
campuses here in Jacksonville, those campuses sit within our com-
munity and if we have a safe City, we will have safe campuses. Too
often it takes a tragedy for people to take extra precautions. Our mes-
sage to college students today is to take the precautions necessary
to ensure a safe college experience."
LOCAL JUNIOR GOLFER PAIRED WITH PGA TOUR
is Local junior golfer Kelly Allen (Jacksonville) of The First Tee of
a- Jacksonville and Lee High School,.is playing Pebble Beach this weekend
s- at the Walmart First Tee Open. Allen will play alongside with Champions
an Tour professional Morris Hatalsky.
The Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach is an official
er Champions Tour tournament that pairs 78 junior golfers with 78 profes-
to sionals. The tournament takes place on Pebble Beach Golf Links and Del
k- Monte Golf Course and will be televised nationally on Golf Channel
e, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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Announcing the Grand Opening
Resource Center (6642 Arlington
Saturday, 9/5/09 from 10:00AM
of the Real Life
Rd., Jax., FI) on
- 5:00PM. This
center is dedicated to providing training and real
life skills for the community. The center features a
culinary arts school, interviewing/resume writing
classes, computer & art classes, dance, and
more. Vouchers are accepted. Join Bishop Rod
Jones and Pastor Cassandra Jones in achieving
their goal of empowering our youth for the future
by teaching skills needed today.
1104 N Gallant Fox REDUCED
* 4 Bedrooms
* MBR Garden Tub
* Ranch Style
* 1986 SqFt
Central Heating Heat
* 2 Full Baths
* Saddlewood Subdiv
4 Coquina Front
* Central Cooling A/C
* Electric Source Heat
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WCGL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Victory AM 1360 WCGL became
Jacksonville's first full-time radio station with an all-gospel music for-
mat in 1979 with the commitment to present the word of God to the
Jacksonville community. While the local radio industry has encoun-
tered hundreds of ownership, format and personnel changes during
this period, WCGL has remained "Jacksonville's Longtime Friend"
with the same management team for 20 of the past 30 years.
"I have been blessed to lead this great organization over the past 20
years," said Deborah Maiden, owner and general manager of
WCGL. "Our mission has remained intact since 1989 and I am
extremely proud that we have not wavered in our desire to serve this
community with great gospel music while presenting the word of
God through the various ministries that air on our radio station daily.
That is why we have no problem with our trademark, Victory AM
1360 WCGL, Where Christ Gets Lifted."
This year, WCGL will commemorate its 30th anniversary with a
gospel celebration concert on Saturday, November 7th at the 5,000-
seat Paxon Revival Center, 5461 Commonwealth Avenue. Gospel
recording artists scheduled to appear will be the legendary Canton
Spirituals, Vickie Yohe, The Nevels Sisters, Keith "Wonderboy"
Johnson, and James Fortune & FIYA. Vendor space is available
inside the church's atrium.
For more information, call WCGL Radio at 904.766.9955.
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For more information and/or a private showing call:
Betty Asque Davis, GRI
Watson Realty Corp
615 Highway A I A
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Office: 904 285-6300
Office Fax: 904 285-5330
Office: 904 473.1502