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Man Kills His Mom Churches Unite in Water for Haiti
She was not just his mother
of birth, she was the mother of
many who called 81-year old
Vivian Williams, "Mother." .
Ms. Williams' body was ."
found Tuesday outside of her
home on Devonshire Road,
off Soutel Drive. It was cov-
ered with blankets and plas- .
tic bags in her back yard. Vivian Williams, 81,
Members of Ms. Williams'
church became concern because they a .
had not been able to reach her for |
about two days so the Jacksonville "
Sheriff's Office was called. .
When the officer arrived, her son, T.o ste
Thomas Lester, 53, was in the house. 53, arrested
He was then questioned and arrested
Wednesday after a pipe was found hidden in a plastic
bag with blood on it. The officers believe that Thomas
killed his mother inside of the house and then dragged
her outside where he left her.
A Man is Arrested and
His Brother is Wanted
On December 30,
Michael Collins had
.an argument with
Johnnie Jones, 27
outside an apartment
John Collins Jr. Michael Collins complex on
Anniston Road. It is
reported that Michael Collins, 24, gave his brother,
John Collins Jr., 25, the gun that was used to kill
Johnnie Jones. John was arrested Wednesday when he
was located by U. S. marshals at his grandmother's
home. Michael, is a convicted felon and is now want-
ed for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
JSO is asking for your help in locating Michael Collins.
Forbes Again Releases the
100 -Best Companies to Work
For in America
Forbes report on the best companies to work for in
America included companies from Georgia and
American Express Aflac
Baptist Health South
Florida -Miami Alston & Bird
Baptist Health South
Florida South Miami Bright Horizons
Baptist Health South,
Coral Gables (HQ) CarMax
Services Children's Healthcare
JM Family Enterprises of Atlanta
Mayo Clinic, ,
Publix Super Markets,
Publix Super Markets,
Public Super Markets,
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Jacksonville pastors partnered with Foodforthepoor.com who have been in Haiti for the last 25 years and Congresswoman
Corrine Brown to provide water, can goods and clothing for Haitians under the direction of Dr. John Newman of Mt. Calvary.
It is believed that over 200,000 have died in Haiti from the first earthquake, followed by another on Thursday,
January 21. Many Jacksonville citizens joined with the pastors, Congressman Brown and Senator Hill, such as
Andy Johnson attending the meeting and allowing the pastors to be guests at 105.3 as well as Florida Star and
WCGL to get help for Haiti.
Haitian born rapper, Wyclef Jean is using his foundation to expand his support. America lifted its ban temporar-
ily and expect a large amount of the 400,000 displaced victims to seek shelter in America. President Abdoulaya
Wade of Senegal is offering free land and/or a house, to those Haitians who wish to move Haiti Continued on A-7
Top of List for Income
an Beyonce and Jay-Z, who
Were married in 2008, made
A Forbes Celebrity Top-
Earning Couples list for
2009, with an income of
$122 million. Considered
the first couple of hip-hop,
Jy the Knowles-Carter clan's
Jay-Z and wife, Beyonce Knowles empire consist of music,
clothing lines, world tours
and countless high-profile product endorsements. Beyonce
earnings, more than doubled that of her husband. His earn-
ing for 2009 was $35 million and she earned $87 million.
Mo'Nique Wins at Golden Globe
S- It was an exciting moment for
Mo'Nique as she won the
Golden Globe Award for the
Best Supporting Actress for
her role in the Tyler Perry-
... Oprah Winfrey movie,
"Precious". She dedicated her
S, trophy to people who had been
abused as she said with tears in
o her eyes, "I don't know how
S..i*-- l much time I have but I have
Mo'Nique, winner of Best something to say, and I am
Supporting Actress Award going to say it.
She received a big applaud
from the audience while some looked at her hairy legs.
Will someone please advise the New York Daily News, that
it has long been a custom for black women not to shave their
legs. Congratulations Mo'Nique and don't worry about your
The Phoney FBI Report
The FBI released these pictures as a mocked up image of
how Osama Bin Laden possibly looks to day and without a
beard. They called it an 'age-progression image of the Al-
After it was released and discovered it was not an age pro-
gression photo, they admitted it was Llamazares, on the right.
President Obama Has Now
Served for One Year
President Barack Obama has now served his country
as the Number One Leader for One Year Now What?
American citizens knew it would not be easy for
the new president when he was sworn in on
January 21, 2009 but like him, they thought that
with his win, the people would finally come
together. Unfortunately, that has not happened.
When President George W. Bush decided to run
for governor of Texas, many had doubts that he
could get near a winning number of votes against
then Governor Ann Richards. Ann was well liked
and had served the state for years, handling the
money as a democrat. However, when George W.
mentioned his desire to run against Ann Richards,
one African American man, Alphonso Jackson
from Dallas gave him some encouraging words.
Jackson told Bush, "The best time to run against
somebody is when they're at their best." His rea-
son for making that statement was because of his
understanding of people. His explanation was
that since Ann was 'riding high' she and her sup-
porters would be over confident. A real campaign
would not happen.
From the moment President Obama took office,
his opponents began their strategy to bring him
down while the people were confident. It appears
they agreed to vote against him, ALWAYS.
President Obama and the American people,
especially minorities, thought the parties would
join hand and work to achieve the changes our
new president had campaigned to make. He was
'riding high.' Most were riding high with him
and relaxed, which is evident when you see what
just happened in Massachusetts. Blacks and
Hispanics did not go out to vote. They seemed to
have forgotten that the Republicans, cheered on
by the Tea Party, had agreed to not give him sup-
port. Now we know, it is time for another change.
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Imagine YOU have the
power to affect the des-
tiny of yourself, family
and community by a sim-
ple declaration of your
existence. Because of
your existence, your com-
munity has funding in
schools and such brings
about power because
knowledge is power.
Children grow up to be
adults and with knowl-
edge, one or more of them
may find a cure for cancer
or develop a plan to end
hunger. Because of your
existence, public health
programs are available in
your community but none
of this would be so if it
was not known that you
and all of your family
members exist. By just
letting it be known that
you exist, monies through
the U. S. Government will
increase and therefore
increase the value of your
community, state, nation,
world and universe.
You think it can't be
done? Yes it can, when
you are counted through
the census. The United
States Code mandates a
count of the population
every 10 years. The next
census count is happening
this spring of 2010. It is
very important for every
member of the communi-
ty to participate in the
census. Such determines
the political boundaries of
your community and the
funding it will receive for
the next ten years.
The Census is valuable
for many reasons. Census
numbers determine the
distribution of billions of
dollars a year in funding
for education, public
health, transportation and
other services. The count
is also used to determine
political districts for con-
gressional, state legisla-
tive, schools, council
members and other offi-
cers in the municipality to
help you elect who will
serve you and your com-
The challenge in the
African American com-
munity is great, because
there is a concern about
Please note: United States
Code Title 13, Section 9
requires that all census
employees take a confi-
dentiality oath. So, have
no fear. All of the infor-
mation you provide will
Let's look at the mean-
ing of empowerment.
According to the
D i c t i o n a r y,
"Empowerment is to
invest with power, espe-
cially legal power or offi-
cial authority. To equip or
supply with ability;
enable." Because you are
legally declaring that you
exist in America, you will
enable the census to give
a more accurate account
of what can be done since
the government decisions
are based on numbers.
With these numbers, the
needs that your communi-
ty has and how those
needs can be met are
The census provides a
blue print of your commu-
nity. Areas are then divid-
ed for administrative pur-
poses. A region or locality
is marked by a distin-
guishing feature. This is
called district. When you
are not counted you stand
to lose community service
and political advantages.
Oftentimes- much of the
lack from a governmental
perspective is from many
in the African-American
community not being
To sum it all up, declare
your value. Answer the
ten questions on the 2010
Empower yourself and
your community. Be
counted in this year's cen-
sus. 2010 is the year
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Some politicians still just do not get it. As much as one may not understand or appre-
ciate an Accountability Forum, it is extremely important. Audrey Gibson, Terry
Fields, Denise Lee, and Warren Jones may be they just don't get it yet. The bottom
line is this. At tAiis first meeting there may be some concerns that are heated or will
be heated, but after things die down, this is really needed for our entire city. We agree
with Nick Callahan, some may very well be looking for new employment in 2011. It
is past time that every city council person or elected official in Duval County be held
accountable for every thing they do or say. Maybe they are not appearing because
they have not accomplished anything? No click..., their schedule would not allow
them to be present. We believe that every elected official should be interested in the
overall city. It matter not what party you are part of, we are all in this together. Then
again, some think this meeting is just a show that will amount to nothing, however,
you can not expect to be an elected official in any capacity and not run on your
record, have a platform for your community and be willing to listen to, learn from
and work with those you represent. Shame of each of our elected officials who did
not attend or would not attend the Accountability Forum I; the new political report
card has just started. Stay tuned, the accountability has just started. Thank you for
those who showed up now starts the movement of the people's agenda and not an
elected official personal agenda.
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AL LETSON'S SUMMER IN SANCTUARY,
Saturday, January 30, 7:00 p.m. South Jacksonville
Presbyterian Church...Fellowship Hall, 2137 Hendricks
Avenue. You don't just watch Summer in Sanctuary......Al
Letson's one-man play based on his experience as a sum-
mer camp counselor at The Sanctuary on 8th Street... It's
something you feel... By sharing his experience of that
summer, Al tells his own life story and the stories of the
inner-city children he worked with there. You will laugh
and you will cry and you will come away with a better
understanding of a troubling yet hopeful world.
Al has performed Summer in Sanctuary around the
country, including Off-Broadway in New York City,
where it will return for a run in 2010. In addition to his
role as playwright, poet and actor, Al also created and
hosts NPR's newest national radio show, State of the RE:
Union. Tickets $20. Call: 356.3588, Email:
Sanctuaryon8th@aol.com Web site/Paypal:
FRIENDSHIP PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH,
1106 Pearce St., Elder Bobbie Sheffield, Pastor -and the
members of the church Male Chorus will be celebrating
our 15th Anniversary on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at
5:00 p.m. We would like to invite your Male Chorus to
come and bless us with a selectionss. For more informa-
tion, call (904) 353-7734.
EMMANUEL MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL-
WOMEN'S DEPARTMENT PRAYER BREAKFAST
- 6858 Old Kings Rd., January 30, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
Apostle Dr. Edith Moore is Pastor. The theme is "Standing
In the Gap." The speaker for this occasion is Minister
Elaine Walfall of Solid Rock church. We are asking the
women to bring a newspaper article or internet article of
something that is happening in the world and their own
personal prayer request. Please RSVP to Sister Joyce at
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, located at
1100 Stockton St., at Park Riverside, Jacksonville, with
Rev. Douglas G. Hodson, Rector. Sunday, February 21st at
6:00 p.m., Florida State College Chorale, R. Wayne Bailey
conducting, will present a performance of Rosalind
MacEnulty's American Requiem for chorus, organ,
winds and brass. Soprano soloist for the performance is
Sharen MacEnulty. Organist is Shannon Gallier, Good
The concert is a tribute to Ms. MacEnulty, a Fellow of
the American Guild of Organists and former Dean of the
Jacksonville Chapter of the AGO, who was Good
Shepherd's organist-choirmaster for 32 years from 1956 to
1988. Good Shepherd will hold a reception in her honor
following the performance. The American Requiem was
first performed at Good Shepherd in 1974 during Ms.
MacEnulty's tenure there. For more information, call
THE MOST WORSHIPFUL UNION GRAND
LODGE of Jacksonville would like to invite everyone
out to our 3rd year annual Black History program,
February 20, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Special Guest are: E. J.
Cameron--- She has an OES Chapter named after her, she
has been apart of the Order for approximately 40+ years.
She has the title of Past Worthy Matron, Past District
Deputy and is honored by many. Delores Duffee- She
has been a member of the Order for over 40+ years and
has held several appointed imperial positions in the Order.
Mary Hall Daniels--- She is one of the original survivors
of Rosewood. She will be present to share some of her
history moments with us. Herman Randolph-He is one
of the first original black members of the Black
Paratrooper Unit called, "Triple Nickels" of WWII. This
great service will be held at:
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FOR THE ANDERSON FAMILY
After receiving numerous requests from the com-
munity/citizens, the Anderson family has established a
memorial fund. The fund has been established at
Community First Credit Union. The fund's intent is to
provide an education fund for the two younger chil-
No account number is necessary and any branch
can assist with those who wish to donate. Potential
donors simply need to state their intent to donate to the
"James L. Anderson Memorial Fund".
Locations can be found at www.communityfirstfl.org
Greater Israel United Missionary Baptist Church--
located at 6901 N. Main St. Rev., Dr. Eugene White,
Pastor. Thank you for your support in this great event, we
look forward to seeing you all there. For more information
please feel free to contact Bro. Andre Thompson 904-759-
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A Celebration of Life
Mrs. Betty Jean Clements-Pryor
Daughter of the Late Mr. Vernon
S' \and Mrs. Mozella Gray Clements,
.. was born May 4, 1937 in Telfair
'". She joined Mt. Olive Baptist
|- a Church at an early age. Jean, as she
,' 'was affectionately known, graduat-
5-" ed from Risley High School in the
Class of 1955. At Risley, she was a
member of the Track Team and
Basketball Team. She also played Tennis
and was an avid lover of sports.
After high school. Jean relocated to Newark, New Jersey
where she met and later married Mr. Bennie J. Pryor. They
became the proud parents of two sons: Warren and Marcus.
Following retirement, they moved to Brunswick six years
ago. On Saturday, December 19, 2009, the Pryors celebrat-
ed their 45th Wedding Anniversary. Everyone who entered
Jean's home was welcomed, loved and fed. Jean always
enjoyed friendly games of pinochle and bid whist.
She was preceded in death by her Parents: Vernon and
Mozella Clements; Her sister, Emmna Mae Pippen;. and her
Brother, Charles Clements. She leaves to cherish her mem-
ory a loving husband, Bennie J. Pryor; dedicated sons,
Warren Clements of Newark, NJ and Marcus Pryor (Teresa)
of Concord, NC; grandchildren: Nile Clements, Asia and
Aure Pryor; Sister: Helen Martin (Robert) of Atlanta, GA,
sisters-in-law: Maude Henderson of Jacksonville, FL and
Zetta Brown of Abbeville, GA; brothers-in-law: Edward
Pryor (Linda) of Philadelphia, PA and John Pryor (Janet) of
Abbeville,GA; nieces and nephews: Janie Williams of
Lumber City, GA, Wanda Sharp of Brunswick, GA, Brint
Delk (Tyree) of Chesapeake, VA, Kim King of Midway, GA
and many other living, caring relatives and friends'near and
far. She also leaves a long time special friend Essie
Sheffield and a special cousin Berthenia J. Gibson.
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
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Patricia I., died January
BARTLETT, Joseph N.,
died January 13, 2010.
Aaron & Bur-ney Bivens
BORDEN, Mrs. Dorothy,
died January 16, 2010.
BROWN, Ms. Trineshia
L., died January 13, 2010.
Linda, died January 15,
GILYARD, Agnes, died
January 17, 2010.
HATCHER, Ellis L.,
died January 19, 2010.
JENKINS, Carolyn, died
January 15, 2010.
JENKINS, Larry B., Sr.,
died January 16, 2010.
JOHNSON, Johnny R.,
died January 17, 2010.
KING, Claretha, died
LAVELAY, Ruby L.,
died January 19, 2010.
McTEER, Shellie, died
January 15, 2010.
MOORE, Ms. Bertha L.,
73, died January 13,2010.
MURRAY, James W.,
died January 16, 2010.
RILEY, Perry, Sr., 77,
died January 17, 2010.
ROBERTS, Harold, died
January 16, 2010.
Catalino, 68, died
January 13, 2010.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
died January 14, 2010.
Dorothy, died January 18,
WILLIAMS, Ossie, died
January 15, 2010.
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Matthew W. Gilbert
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ANNUAL NEW YEAR REUNION
For the graduates of Matthew Gilbert High School
the Annual New Year Reunion celebrated each year is Former MWG Faculty Members
more than a time to gather and enjoy the camaraderie
of friends and classmates. It is a time of remembrance
and recognition of the leadership of the Matthew W.
Gilbert community and to provide scholarships for
young scholars. .
Each year before the fim begins the Matthew -
W. Gilbert Alumni takes time to honor and recognize_
individuals and scholars. This year the 2010
Humanitarian Honorees were: Mrs. Elnora
Goldsmith Atkins and Tommy Chandler. The 2010
Legend-Hero Award Honorees were: Leo Davis,
James Mosley, Mrs. Lorraine Daniels Day, and Scholarship Recipients and Scholarship Recipien Class of l955 Members
Willie Dorsey. Mrs. Ruth Hicks was also recognized Representatives
for her service to the community.
The Scholarship Honorees were: Michael
Richardson, Jr.-UCF (First Place); Phillip Johnson-
BCC (Second Place); and Scholarship Rumnner-Ups-
Jeremiah Way-FAMU, Reginald Thomas, II-UNF,
Ariel Jana Williams-FSCJ, Casey Sharperson-
(Claflin College), Kiaya Cash-( FSCJ), Dominique
Marshall Jones-(UNF), and Mikayla Shuford------
Presiding at the 12th Grand Reunion was The
Honorable Larry B. Seabrook. The Chairperson for Larry Seabrooks, Mrs. Ruth Hicks
the 2010 Grand Reunion was Ronald Breaker. and James Daniels
Each year it is a SRO event. Kudos to planners Mayoral Candidate Alvin Brown
for putting on a tremendously marvelous
event! IM'1 SC1,El Gray, Brown, and Davises
JANUARY23, 2010 THE STAR PAGE A-S
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Annual Grits and Issues
The Brunswick Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sponsored their annual Grits and Issues earlier in January at the Coastal Georgia Area Community
Action Authority The panel of speakers, shown above, were Mayor Bryan Thompson, Dr.Vallerie Cave, Ms. C.A.Lee, Mr. Patrick Eades, Mrs. Marvara Green, Dr.
Patrick Ebri, Ms. Lisa Martinez and Mrs. Kathy Slay-Chipp.
Mrs. Green spoke on the Elderly; Mayor Thompson talked about the future of the city and the "Chip Program" which helps people have their own homes. He
advised those interested in buying a home to call Mr. Bill at 912-267-5500 in Brunswick. Dr. Ebri, Vice President of Southeast Georgia Health System spoke on health
concerns. Mr. C. A.Lee of the NAACP provided the future goals of the NAACP. Mrs Martinez provided information on the Hispanic Services in the area and HOPE,
which stands for Hispanic Outreach Program Educator. Dr.Cave, as director and Dean of Academics at Risley Early College Academy provided an up date and advised
the audience of the bricks that are available from the old Risley at $50.00 per brick. The final speaker was Mrs. Cathy Slay-Chipp of Perry Park Clinic..
This was a very informative event.
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A NEW MILLENNIUM LEADING MAN!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@(SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTO COURTESY OF ABC FAMILY NETWORK
Often when asked to describe their ideal
man, many forward thinking women will men-
tion traits such as him being aware of who he
is, where he's going and his knowing how to
get there in addition to the usual "knowing how
to treat a lady" mannerism. If there were a
search for a Hollywood proto type to fit that
description, actor Russell Honsby would cer-
tainly fit the bill. Hornsby is not only equipped
with the same type of lady killing looks in the
came category with Denzel Washington,
Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt, he has that deep,
rich mesmerizing baritone voice to boot and is
very approachable with a humble disposition
that is a refreshing and redeeming attribute in
Hollywood these days.
Hornsby was born in Oakland, CA. and
attended high school at St Mary's College High
in Berkeley, CA., where he played football.
After auditioning and winning the role of the
scarecrow in his high school production of The
Wiz, Hornsby was bitten by the acting bug and
continued to be involved in all of the school's
productions. After graduation, Hornsby matric-
ulated to Boston University where he received
a BA in Performance then continued his acting
studies across the pond at Oxford University's
British Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upon com-
pletion of that program, Hornsby relocated to
New York for a series of Off Broadway Plays then
dropped anchor in Los Angeles to transition into
TV and film.
Since his arrival in LA, Hornsby has stayed
quite busy with TV Series such as "Gideon's
Crossing," "Haunted," "In Justice," HBO's "In
Treatment," and guest appearances on "Grey's
Anatomy," "Law and Order" and "Girlfriends" to
name some. Movie wise his many credits include
"After The Sunset," "Big Fat Liar" and "Get Rich or
Die Tryin." Hornsby may be best known for his
current role as LAPD Officer Eddie Sutton on the
ABC Family Network Show "Lincoln. Heights"
which just completed their fourth season.
Because of his heavy educational background
couple with a good head that is filled with valuable
wisdom combined with his street and profes-
sional experience; what types of formulas has
Hornsby come up with to navigate the rocky
waters of Hollywood? He ponders, "It has been
said to me by some elder statesmen when I
was coming up early in my career, 'tread light-
ly.' Just take your time. Like your mother used
to say, look both ways before you cross the
street. When I first came to this business, I
thought I was invincible. I thought the rules did
not apply. Then you realize slowly that they do
apply to you. You have to stay in the game as
long as you can and there are certain things
you have to do to keep playing."
When ask to elaborate further Hornsby
obliges, "You have to look at it two ways, as a
career as an artist and as a career in
Hollywood. You can have a career as an actor
and not have a career in Hollywood." Hornsby
definitely separates the two in terms those
involved in local theatre and commercials in
their respective home towns. He continues, "As
they say, 'amateurs get trophies and pros get
paid.' You might be doing certain things and
doing films and a little theatre here and there,
but once you come to Hollywood, you have to
comport yourself totally different."
When looking back at his own preparation
to come to Hollywood, Hornsby smiles and
says, "While I Vas doing theatre (in New York), I
was able to find myself. I began to find who I was
as a man and who I am as an artist. So than once
I was blessed enough to begin a career in
Hollywood, I knew who I was and how I would
handle myself in the business and still be a very
conscious actor and do the work that represents
myself and my ancestry very well."
As we all know about the devastation from the earthquake in
Haiti, we who are helping and those who still want to help must be
aware of the scam websites, fake organizations and heartless, lower
than a snake's belly thugs who are taking advantage of this human
tragedy. Even though they are legit and the biggest of the relief organ-
izations, the Red Cross has issues and a lot of that money gets divert-
ed and tied up administratively. The NAACP and Doctors Without
Borders are good alternative organizations to make donations.
Our prayers, well wishes and condolences go out to the family
of superstar R&B crooner Teddy Pendergrass who made his transi-
tion to our ancestors last week at age 59 from colon cancer.
Congrats are well in order for our lady comedienne/actress
Mo'Nique who won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting
Actress Motion Picture and a Critics Choice Movie Award both for the
Congrats are also in order for comedian/actor Kevin Hart who
was voted the Comedian of The Year for The Humor Mill E-Zine and
website by their readers.
Doritos Chips sponsored a contest to see who could produce
the best Doritos commercial for the upcoming superbowl. The compe-
tition is now down to the last 5 finalist. The winner will be selected by
"YOU" the public via your vote. Out of the 5 finalist, one is from a
Black Afrikan producer and he needs your vote. Go to
www.crashthesuperbowl.com to register and vote as many times as
you like. The more the merrier! The commercial is titled "Crash The
Superbowl." Do it today!
Destination 1610, a new style showroom in the heart of the
Santa Monica, CA., Record/TV and Movie Media District located at
1610 Colorado Blvd, threw a celeb filled grand opening bash hosted
by superfine Claudia Jordan "Deal or No Deal" and "Foxx Hole" radio
show personality and celeb stylist Joe Exclusive. The Destination
1610 Showroom will feature the latest collections by popular design-
ers such as La Fine, Lil Mama's Baby Boutique, Laure Luxe, Style by
Sterling and more.
Leap Year; Universal Pictures and SpyGlass Entertainment
present a Barber/Birnbaum Production, a Benderspink Production.
Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott and John Lithgow.
Directed by Anano Tucker. Written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry
Elfont. Produced by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan
Glickman, Chris Binder and Jake Weiner. This film has a slightly dif-
ferent twist than the usual romantic comedy and will make a pretty
good Valentines Day date movie.
The Book of Eli; Warner Bros. Pictures, an Alcon Entertainment
Presentation, a Sliver Pictures Production, a Hughes Brothers Film.
Starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray
Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Evan Jones, Joe Pingue and Chris
Browning. Directed by the Hughes Brothers. Written by Gary Whitta.
Produced by Joel Silver, Denzel Washington, Broderick Johnson,
Andrew A. Kosove and David Valdes. This may be the best Denzel
Washington film yet. The action is good. Washington is on a strict mis-
sion from God. And in the vain of true historical religious zealousness,
Washington kills anybody who gets in his way or meads out a vicious
beat down depending on the circumstance. The film is Christian reli-
gious propaganda at best but if you can get past that, it is a good flick.
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Haiti Continued from A-1
there. He said they are the sons and daughters of Africa, and will be returning home.
Haiti had a population of 9 million, Senegal is a nation of 14 million and is consid-
ered one of the most stable and developed in that sub region of Africa.
Support was sent via email to a newspaper, from 'Baby Doc', whose father,
Francois Duvalier, known as 'Papa Doc, former president, was exiled to France in
1986, offering quake victims comfort as well as a pledge of $8 million in support.
The 59-year-old Jean-Claude Duvalier (Baby Doc), called on Swiss authorities to
transfer all of the money from the foundation named for his late mother, Simone
Ovide Duvalier, to the American Red Cross for the Haitian relief effort.
Many entertainers, such as Beyonce, has pledged large funds to the country.
Several Americans have already sought paper work to adopt Haitian children.
It is amazing how people all over the world are lending a hand to help those who
are suffering and those who were killed in Haiti. Sunday was a day of prayer in
churches all around Jacksonville, Brunswick and the world.
Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD
AN ACTUAL ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT
A woman filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her male former employer and the
undisputed facts that they agreed to are as follows:
The man was the sole owner of medium size company with several employees. The very
attractive young woman was hired at an entry-level clerical position. Shortly after her
employment, the new employee and the company owner became friends and it eventually
developed into a consensual sexual relationship that lasted for 7 years. At no time was there
any threats or intimidation or promises of rewards with respect to employment. The friend-
ship and admiration was mutual.
During the period of 7 years, the employee performnned all duties assigned to her and
worked very hard. She was promoted right up the corporate ladder reaching a position of
vice president and second in command only to the owner. Because her work was outstand-
ing, there was never any doubt that she was qualified for all of the positions that she held
and was perhaps entitled to the promotions that she received. However, there were other
employees equally qualified based on their job performance and perhaps more deserving of
some of the promotions based on their length of service and loyalty to the company. Yet,
in each instance where there was opportunity for advancement, this young lady received the
The young lady had a son who was a softball player and his team won the local tourna-
ment and was then entitled to play in the championship series which was in another city.
The female employee approached her boss on a Friday and informed him of the upcoming
championship series and told him that she needed to take the following week-off. The boss
responded by stating that, "you have a very important position with this company and we
have a lot of work to do and there is no way that you can take a week off like this with short
notice." The lady pleaded that she definitely had to go with her son and she needed the
week off and the boss replied, "I'm sorry we just have a lot of work to do and your posi-
tion with the company too important especially with short notice." The lady responded, "I
am going to go." The boss replied, "if you go, when you come back you will not have a
ob." She took a week off and went out of town and when she came back she was termi-
nated. She then filed a lawsuit for sexual harassment. Now you decide the outcome.
Sexual harassment is defined as intimidation, bullying, or coercion of a sexual nature, or
the unwelcome or inappropriate promises of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. Based
on this legal definition of sexual harassment, the case above was decided in favor of the
male company owner and against the female former employee. This case has been dis-
cussed many times and for those who would have decided in favor of the male company
owner, the most important factors were the fact that the woman held a key position in the
company, there was a lot of work to be done and she attempted to take a week off with short
notice. For those who would have decided in favor for the female, the most important fac-
tor to them was that her boss engaged in a sexual relationship with her. The fact that it was
consensual made no difference to them. As you can see, sexual harassment can be a very
emotional issue and in many cases it boils down to a case of "he said, she said." In this
case, the facts were not in dispute and when applied to the legal definition of sexual harass-
ment, an appropriate decision was made.
What if in addition to the facts agreed to above:
The woman had recently broken off the relationship and started dating some
The owner had recently broken off the relationship and started dating another
The female vice president's salary had become so high that it was a strain on the com-
pany and the company was evaluating cost cutting measures including officer salaries.
Would any of those factors have affected the outcome of the case?
This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones &
Associates and Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home. During the next several months a series
of articles will appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related issues. Mr: Bivens has prac-
ticed law in North Florida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the funeral service
industry for more than 25 years and is also a licensed funeral director with his son. For questions
on legal issues call the law office at 904-264-3412. For questions regarding funeral services call
Aaron and Burnev Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.
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1. FIS is currently seeking a SOX Manager for its Jacksonville location. This posi-
tion requires four to six years experience in an accounting environment, a bachelor's
degree in accounting, and two to three years of audit experience. Oracle knowledge,
SOX experience, and an MACC or MBA are a plus. Please apply online at
www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer.
2. FIS is currently seeking a Sr. Staff Accountant for its Jacksonville location. This
position will require two to three years experience in and accounting environment,
Excel proficiency, a thorough understanding of financial statements and systems,
and a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. Oracle experience and an MACC
or MBA are a plus. Please apply online at www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer.
3. FIS is currently hiring for an SVP of Data and Analytics for its corporate office in
Jacksonville, FL. This position will require seven to ten years experience in the
financial services or banking industry in a relevant field; or equivalent combination
of education and experience. Established track record of involvement in industry
trade groups preferred. A bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in
a related field or equivalent experience is required. The primary responsibility will
be the development of an FIS enterprise wide data and analytics strategy. Please
apply for this position online at www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer
4. FIS is currently hiring for a Project Manager in its Jacksonville, FL location. This
position will require a college degree or equivalent plus five years of professional
level experience, including three years as a project manager on complex/multiple
projects. In addition, a project management certification (PMI PMP) or equivalent
experience, strong background in banking, e.g., experience in retail or commercial
banking and/or experience with banking applications and IT is required. Experience
with Fidelity banking applications is a plus. Please apply online at
www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer.
5. FIS is currently seeking an Accounts Receivable Supervisor in Jacksonville, FL.
Requirements include: 3-5 years experience in an automated Accounts Receivable
environment, 2-3 years of supervisory experience, and a bachelor's degree in
accounting or finance. Oracle, SAP, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft experience are a
plus. Minimal travel (10%) may be necessary. Please apply online at
www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer
6. FIS is currently seeking a Sr. Java Programmer for its Jacksonville location. This
position require's a bachelor's degree in a related discipline, 5+ years professional
level experience in JAVA development/architecture, skills in of Java based technolo-
gies (J2EE, JSP, Java Scripts, JSF architecture) and Service Oriented Architecture
(SOA), skills in XML technologies, and skills in databases and SQL programming.
Please apply online at www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer.
7. FIS is currently seeking a Benefits Specialist II. This position requires a high
school diploma or GED and 3-5 years experience in a benefits administration or
human resources position. Prior experience working in a multi-state, large-scale
business operation preferred. This position will assist in the administration, commu-
nication and systems support of various employee benefits plans. Please apply
online at www.fisglobal.com. EEO/AA Employer.
AARON AND BURNEY BIVENS
is pleased to announce that
MARVA Y. WATKINS
Has joined our staff
Contact her at the funeral home (904) 264-1233
or on her cell phone (904) 349-1361
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cial stress. I feel as if I have a sticker on my head that attracts
broke men. Initially, things are fine and then I end up paying
for all the dinners, and dates. I enjoy these men, but since I
always ask them to go out, I end up paying. How can I avoid
this bad habit because 1 can't afford it?
Tired of Paying Buffalo, NY
You need to select men that are qualified to date. In other words when it comes to
dating, both parties must be able to afford to date. A relationship requires money on
both ends because financial spending isn't one sided. You should have a discussion
before your dates to determine who's paying or if you're going dutch. If you can't
afford to contribute the bare minimums, then you need to eliminate yourself from
dating until you get your finances together.
My niece is involved with a man old enough to be her father and I feel he's taking
advantage of her. My sister, who is her mother, is willing to go along with this if it
makes her daughter happy. I think it's statutory rape and is sickening because my
niece is young and inexperienced. I'm at the point where I may call and report this
to the authorities because it's not right. Is it worth the risk of losing my sister and
my niece or should I leave it alone?
Worried Aunt Long Island City, NY
It takes a village to raise a child and if your niece is underage then you should report
it to the authorities. However, you should respect your sister and talk with her before
making your move. Also, many people are going to be hurt by your decision and you
must also ensure you have all the facts about the interaction between your niece and
this man. If your research indicates you niece is truly being taken advantage of, the
authorities need to put him under the jail.
I had a divorce party celebrating the end of my marriage. My ex-husband came to
the party with a girlfriend half his age, his family started a fight and the party was a
disaster. Things were great until someone got drunk and started talking about the bad
things in our marriage that caused our divorce. Initially my husband agreed to help
pay for the party but now that we have damages, I'm stuck with the bills. Is it wrong
to take him to court to get my money?
Happily Divorced Washington, DC
Your husband obviously didn't give you much when you were married so you
should expect even less now that you're divorced. You were foolish to make a mock-
ery of marriage and divorce with this party and in essence, you got what you
deserved. You're going to face further embarrassment, airing of dirty laundry and
humiliation if you take this clown show to court. Suck it up, count your loss and
keep it moving.
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'Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
CERTIFIED CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE (Permit) Course Satisfies
Florida State Statute 790.06 for Application to Lawfully Carry a Concealed
Weapon. 1 Hour Course, $35.00 by Appt. in Callahan, Nassaut County, FL. Call
Gary Belson (904)491-8358 for information.
The Milions More Movement,Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee Inc.,
a non-profit organization is in the process of gathering children, women, men,
shoes, jackets, shirts, suits, dresses, skirts, blouses all sizes, etc. for our next
'Clothes Give-A-Way'. If you have the items listed above, and are in the process of
cleaning out your closets, give them to us. We need them. We also accept cash
donations. Call us for pickups, or bring them to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue., Monday
through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit our website: www.jaxloc.org or call
us at 904-240-9133.
AL LETSON'S SUMMER IN SANCTUARY, Saturday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.
South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church...Fellowship Hall, 2137 Hendricks
Avenue. You don't just watch Summer in Sanctuary......Al Letson's one-man play|
based on his experience as a summer camp counselor at The Sanctuary on 8th
Street... It's something you feel... By sharing his experience of that summer, Al tells
his own life story and the stories of the inner-city children he worked with there.
You will laugh and you will cry and you will come away with a better understand-l
ing of a troubling yet hopeful world. Al has performed Summer in Sanctuary
around the country, including Off-Broadway in New York City, where it will return
for a run in 2010. In addition to his role as playwright, poet and actor, Al also cre-
ated and hosts NPR's newest national radio show, State of the RE:Union. Tickets -
$20. Call: 356.3588, Email: Sanctuaryon8th@aol.com Web site/Paypal:
NAACP Chairman Ruby Wyche announces that "The Future of Health Care in
America" will be a topic of a round-table discussion regarding hospitals, insurance,
reform, Medicare, and veterans' health. The discourse will be inclusive of the most
innovative organizations and thought leaders in health care for presentation by the
Flagler County NAACP. The meeting will be at the African-American Cultural
Society, 4422 North U.S. 1 in Palm Coast. It will be Wednesday, January 27, at 7
p.m., and the discussion from 7:20 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. The moderator will be Palm
Coast Vice Mayor HolseyA. Moorman. A representative from U.S. Senator Bill
Nelson's office has been invited to attend. l
The NAACP can be reached at (386) 446-7822.
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS WILL HOST CENSUS
AWARENESS EVENTS AROUND THE STATE OF FLORIDA -TALLA-
HASSEE--Wednesday, January 27, 2010. The purpose of this Census Awareness
Day is for the 26 members of the FLBC to host in their various districts, events tar-
geting areas that had low participation during the 2000 Census. Senator Gary
Siplin and Representative Geraldine Thompson in conjunction with the local
Census office will host a Job Fair at the Dr. Smith Community Center in Orlando
from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. with local elected and appointed officials and national
celebrities. In the Broward County area, Senator Christopher Smith,
Representatives Perry Thurston, Gwyndolen Clarke-Reed, Hazelle Rogers will
host a Census Outreach Motorcade with local elected and appointed officials. A
breakfast event followed by a motorcade to member's districts and the Lauderhill
dMall for a rally to discuss the importance of the census and encourage constituents
to fill out the census questions. Representative Darryl Rouson will host in the Saint
Petersburg area a community Census Awareness Volunteer Phone Bank at the St.
Petersburg NAACP chapter headquarters from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In addition,
other members of the Black Caucus will host events in their respective districts.
"The 2010 Census questionnaire will consist of 10 questions and it is important for
everyone to be counted since every year, about $400 billion in federal funds are
distributed to local, state, and tribal governments based on census data. Citizens
who are not counted cost the state about $2,000 per person in funding," stated
Senator Gary Siplin, D-Orlando and chairman of the FLBC.
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African Americans: Lose Weight,
Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
by the National Diabetes Education Program
If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, you | ....
are at an increased risk for the disease: If you are over- \ Moe an i) iWans to
weight, you have an even greater risk for type 2 dia- Pre[enI Dialleles
betes. Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 4 million
African Americans and their families, but there's hope.
Studies show that losing a small amount of weight by
being physically active for 30 minutes, five days a week
and making healthy food choices can help you reduce -
the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Take your
first step today. Talk to your doctor about your family hi-,tr', oftP, pe 2 Jdabete:
and other diabetes risk factors. Follow these tips from the Njtionil Diabetie
Education Program's (NDEP) More Than 50 Ways to Pre enti Diabel. es up Iheel to
lose weight and lower your risk for type 2 diabetes:
You can do it, Hewitt. Set a weight loss goal you cjii reach bcitioie stijrtin2
a weight loss plan. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, aim to lose 5 to 7 percent
of your current weight -that's 10 to 14 pounds if you weigh 200 pounds. Keep
track of your daily food intake and physical activity in a log book and review it
| every day to see how you are doing. Ask family and friends for support.
Have a small meal,' Lucille. Teaspoons, salad forks, or child-size utensils
may help you take smaller bites and eat less. Eat less high-fat and high-calorie
foods less often. Make a small amount of food look like more by serving your meal
on a salad or breakfast plate. Keep meat, poultry, and fish portions to about 3
ounces, which is about the size of a deck of cards.
Eat right, Mike. Make healthy food choices every day. Keep healthy snacks
such as a cup of fat-free yogurt, celery sticks, or baby carrots at home and pack
them when you're on the go. To get more fiber, add fruits and vegetables to the
foods that you love. Add strawberries, blueberries, or bananas to whole grain cere-
al. Top pizza with pineapples, bell peppers, or mushrooms instead of high-fat
meats such as sausage or pepperoni. Choose water to drink.
Move more each day, Faye. Try doing activities you enjoy such as playing
with your children, tossing a softball, walking the dog, or turning up the music and
jamming while doing household chores.
Take action, Jackson. Overcome your physical activity roadblocks. If you
do not want to be physically active by yourself, form a group of people to walk,
jog, or bike together. If you prefer to stay indoors, work out to fitness videos or
DVDs in your home or walk around a shopping mall.
Dr. Watkins can be heard live Sundays at 7:05 pm EST on
www.KCOHRadio.com. He is a 33 Mason and Grand Medical Director for the
United Supreme Council. S. J. and Imperial Council (Black Shriners Nationwide)
ESHC of Jacksonville, Inc. is Gearing Up for
Annual Homeless Count and Survey
The Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville (ESHC) is
preparing for their annual Homeless Point in Time Count and Survey. A one day
snapshot of who is homeless during the coldest month of the year. Every January
ESHC, in partnership with the Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives
at UNF, volunteers and a number of member agencies, conducts interviews and
counts the homeless population of Duval, Nassau and Clay counties.
"This count not only provides information on the number of people that are
homeless, but who they are," says Dawn Gilman, Executive Director. "We anticipate
both an increase in total numbers in all counties and a percentage increase in home-
less children and veterans." Last year ESHC reported 3,594 homeless adults and
children in all three counties which is a 27% increase from 2008.
ESHC is currently SEEKING VOLUNTEERS to help with the count on
January 25, 2010. Various timeslots are available throughout the day. Volunteers
will survey and count in all three counties at a number of locations and must be at
least 18 years old. ESHC is committed to coordinating efforts to raise, distribute and
manage resources for preventing and ending homelessness. As a Lead Agency for
Duval, Clay and Nassau counties, ESHC assists member organizations in applying
for and receiving federal and state grant money, develops the local homeless
Continuum of Care plan and coordinates the delivery of services for the homeless
and those with extremely low incomes. ESHC employs two staff members and sup-
ports an Americorps VISTA. For information about volunteering or donating to
ESHC contact Dawn Gilman at 904.384.1366 or email email@example.com.
Whatever you can do to help Haiti, do it! For people
like Pat Roberson to talk about curses by the devil is
just like Satan talking about Lucifer!
The only devils that have harmed Haiti are the same
wicked devils that have colonized, exploited and oppressed Black people world-
But that's not what this column is about. The devil aspect is a whole differ-
Amid all of the current pain and suffering, there will be huge opportunities.
The Lord takes away but God also gives. The best thing to come out the unfortu-
nate and untimely earthquake will be new ideas, new futures, new jobs, new
homes and new and better lives.
The earthquake did what the people of Haiti could not do. The earthquake
devastated a cruel, oftentimes corrupt, incompetent and insensitive political
God has given the people a chance to rise up from the ashes of the earthquake
and build a country that the world can be proud of. The time is over for dictator-
ships and military coups. The time is out for cronyism and political conspiracy.
There is no more time for oppression and exploitation to thrive in one of the
Caribbean's most beautiful countries.
Businesswise, the opportunities for Haitian businessmen and women are end-
less. Haiti has nothing and needs everything, everything!
Haitians, need water, food, clothes, books, toys, hospitals, streets, bridges,
roads, cement, plywood and a host of construction supplies and equipment. Haiti
God willing, America's, Europe's and Asia's economic hit men will not sneak
into the country posing as aid worker to facilitate a return to the old Haiti.
Hopefully, Haitians will rebuild their country mostly on their own and seek to do
business with people that look like Haitians look.
One thing Haiti does not need are minute men, people that show up for a
minute, long enough to appear on TV or be heard on radio and leave. Haiti needs
visitors, vendors and traders that love Black people.
Too many are pretending to care about Haiti, acting like they love Haiti and
faking all of the while and seeking a way to prosper off of the sad situation.
If you want to help Haiti, find Haitians to help. All of the newly created web
sites and some of the old ones are OK if you're too lazy to give help through a
Haitian you know or goes to your school or lives in your neighborhood. But be
careful, I know about devils more than Pat Roberson does.
The devil is tricky! A devil can pretend to be your friend and benefactor when
the devil is really your worst enemy.
Everybody can't send money to Haiti but all of us can send something. I'm
trying to collect clothes to send there. If you want to assist with The Gantt report
clothes effort for Haiti contact me via my web site at
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by Prairie View Mayor Frank D. Jackson.
By MIKE BONTS, Sport Editor where the "official" championship cere-
Prairie View A&M University offi- mony took place complete with a parade.
cially celebrated the school's football For much of the SWAC champi-
championship on Tuesday as the univer- onship game, it seemed Prairie View's
sity marching band and cheerleaders dream season would come to a nightmare
escorted players and coaching staff ending. However, quarterback K. J.
through campus to Blackshear Stadium Black had just enough magic in his pow-
By MIKE BONTS
Morgan State line-
backer George Howard
(Chesapeake, Va.) and
senior defensive lineman
Justin Lawrence were
named Friday to the
Network's Black College
All-American Team. The
SBN Black College All-
American Team features
players from both
Division I and Division II
historically black colleges
and universities. Howard,
who was named 2009
MEAC Defensive Player
of the Year and was select-
ed to the Sports Network
(FCS) All-America team,
completed his career by
leading the MEAC in
tackles with 130 (11.8
avg/g) including 73 solo
and 57 assisted. He fin-
ished the season ranked
fourth in the FCS in tack-
les per game.
his collegiate career as a
two-time All-MEAC First
Team selection. He was a
dangerous pass rusher
who finished the 2009
season with 53 tackles (30
solo) and 8.5 tackles for
loss with four quarterback
hurries and a sack.
Lawrence recorded a sea-
son-high 10 tackles with
three tackles for loss to
help the Bears outlast
Prairie View A&M
quarterback K.J. Black
was named the SBN
Offensive Player of the
Year while Grambling
State defensive lineman
Christian Anthony was
named the Defensive
Player of the Year.
PVAMU coach Henry
Frazier was named Coach
of the Year, and South
Carolina State was voted
the SBN Black College
erru. rignt arm to carry tne
Panthers to a 30-24 win
over Alabama A&M. Black s. ar
- the newly minted SWAC
offensive player of the year
- saved his very best for last. .-
In the fourth quarter with j
his team trailing 21-17, .
Black was six of eight for 97
yards and two touchdowns -
including a 38 yard strike to
Anthony Weeden on a cru-
ciatl 3rd and 18 that led to
Dr. George C. Wright along with a representatives from
the winning touchdown. the PVAM Foundation, the 1964 SWAC Championship
Still, Black's second half team and the National AlumniAssociation congratulated
heroics were almost erased the team on their victory in front of more than 1200 fans.
by a spectacular Alabama A&M special Babers rushed for 78 yards and one
teams play. With fewer than 20 seconds touchdown on 17 carries. For Alabama
remaining in the game, Prairie View was A&M, Deaunte Mason was 12 of 27 for
forced to punt. The Bulldogs went all out 154 yard and one touchdown. Mason
for a block, leaving Thomas Harris all also rushed for 110 yards and a score.
alone. The All-American split the first Ulysses Banks also contributed 109 rush-
two defenders and sprung to the outside ing yards on 20 totes.
with the aid of a crushing block. There The honors keep piling up for Black
was only was man between Harris and as he was recently named the NCAA
history. And, backup running back Football Championship Subdivision's
Michael Jason made the most important statistical champion for passing efficien-
play of his life and one of the most cy. Black completed 70 percent of his
important in Prairie View history and he passes during the 2009 season and fin-
wrapped Harris around the ankles, all but shed with a pass efficiency rating of
sealing the win.. 172.77 en route to being named the
Alabama A&M's (7-5) mistakes con- SWAC's Offensive Player of the Year.
tribute to their defeat. The Bulldogs The Louisville, Ky. native also passed
committed 13 penalties for 112 and two for 2,033 yards and threw 22 touchdowns
crucial fumbles. The second fumble as the Panthers captured their first
came midway in the fourth quarter when SWAC Championship since 1964.
Alabama A&M quarterback .
Desmond Mason wass
sacked as he tried to rally .
the Bulldogs after Prairie
View moved ahead 23-21.
Prairie View quickly
capitalized on the turnover
as Black marched the
Panthers 47 yards in five
plays, capped by a 22-yard
touchdown toss to Weeden.
Black the game's Coach Henry Frazier who has been named Coach of the
offensive MVP finished Year by the Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C., the
Southwestern Athletic Conference, College Sporting News,
the contest completing 18 of American Football Coaches Association (Region III),
28 passes for 258 yards an Boxtorow.com/BASN, the ESPNHBCUNotebook and the
three touchdowns. Donald Black College Sports Page, carried the team's hardware in
three touchdowns. Donald the festive parade's final entry.
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Game Alumnus and Father of a
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Patient, Praises Joint Effort to
Super Bowl-winning coach Jat
Tony Dungy addressed the
media at the Rosen Plaza Hotel
in Orlando to announce a part-
nership between Shriners
Hospitals for Children and the
national nonprofit Family First, Dr. Peter Armstrong, Coach Tony Dungy and
for which Dungy serves as a Jack H. Jones talk after the news conference.
At Shriners Hospitals for Children, patients receive care for orthopaedic condi-
tions, bums, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, without financial obliga-
tion. Family First is a national nonprofit that reaches thousands of parents each day
through its programs All Pro Dad, iMOM and the Family Minute.
Imperial Potentate Jack H. Jones, president and CEO of Shriners International,
and Peter F. Armstrong, M.D., chief medical officer of Shriners Hospitals for
Children, also addressed the media to praise the partnership.
Dungy and his family have personally experienced the expert level of care pro-
vided by Shriners Hospitals for Children.
"We have a son who has special orthopaedic needs," said Dungy. "We took him
to the Shriners Hospital...and they did things that normally couldn't be done."
The press conference was one of many events taking place during the week of
the Asset Protect East-West Shrine Game, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for
Children, scheduled for Jan. 23 in Orlando. Dungy played in the 1977 East-West
Shrine Game, America's longest-running college all-star football game.
Every year, East-West Shrine Game players visit one of the 22 Shriners
Hospitals for Children to visit with patients and experience first-hand the purpose
behind the game.
"You would think the thrill would have been playing with those great athletes
in a national all-star game," said Dungy. "But it was secondary to the trip we took
to the Shriners Hospital. It was such a thrill."
"Shriners Hospitals for Children prides itself in providing family-centered
care," said Dr. Armstrong. "We've just expanded our potential in family-centered
care with our partnership with Family First."
PREP RAP *1
THE RITZ CHAMBER PLAYERS "IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE
Roslyn 'Auntie Roz' Burrough takes group to Jacoby Symphony Hall
Thanks to Congresswoman Corrine Brown and The Ritz Chamber Players,
complementary tickets were provided to share this incredibly awesome experience
with our community. Every aspect of the evening was perfect; the weather, the fellow-
ship, the setting, the performers, the honoree, the art work of the children, the looks on
the faces of the children and adults as they experienced excellence. I could go on and
on expressing the joy, pride and excitement I felt in my own home town. It is so amaz-
ing to see God in the fingers of Leon Bates, in the passion of Terrance Patterson, the
presence of Allison Buchanan, the grace of Kelly-Hall Tompkins, the precision of
Orlando Wells and Caleb Jones. I know and understand the long hard hours that are
devoted in practice to develop the brand of technique required to produce at that cal-
iber. BRAVO!! I eagerly await the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of
the honoree and gem Dr. David Driskill later this year. Enjoy reading the comments
from some of the 327 members of Auntie Roz Children Workshop's group who attend-
ed the performance.
"Thank you so much for the fine evening at the Symphony. Jasmin and I
enjoyed it immensely. She was most impressed with the speed at which the pianist
could play In her own words, 'I thought it was profound, simply amazing. How in the
world does one play so fast?' The music was divine. We don't get the opportunity to
enjoy such classical entertainment very often, and this truly made our week. Thank
you!!" Jas and Donna
"What a fabulous evening, such poise, grace and culture for our community. I
did not know all the wonderful work the Ritz Chambers Players provide for children
at Eugene Butler Middle School. Their eyes were huge with excitement and pride. It
was as if they were a part of something they have been trained for and not just an on-
looker. Kudos to Dr. Sylvia Johnson and all of the unsung projects she seeks for her
community of Eugene Butler. What a night of professional instrumentation and voice.
My treat!!!!" Mary MacDougal
"It was such a joy listening to Alison
-- Buchanan, Her voice was so pleasant and full, and
her performance was magnificent.
When she sang the piece about the flowers, her per-
formance was simply charming. I also loved her per-
S formance of the song I Want Jesus to Walk with Me.
S It was fresh and beautiful." Nuri Sant
"Thanks for the opportunity to witness the
T great talent of the Ritz Chamber Players! It was a
great evening and glad to support your efforts to
"Touch Somebody's Life" through music!!" Donald
"Spectacular! I was so proud to see African
American PROFESSIONAL musicians. I have never
Seen a group like that. When Terrance Patterson
played th.r clarinet you could see the music live
through his whole body." Adrian Rhodes
"Thank you so very much for the invite. I was
e table to take my sister Gwendolyn Richard, my niece
Dr. Nicole Richardson and my granddaughter Janee
Neal a senior at Englewood HS. This was Janee's first
visit to the Times Union Center since the renovation
from the Civic Center. Roz she was so very excited to see the activity and the center
so alive with people dressed up with all of their wonderful expectations. The picture
taking experience made her night even more special (she happen to be one of the short-
er ones and was on the second row...smile). I was very happy to see the excitement
in her eyes as the performances began continued throughout the night; when I thought
it might be a little late (she had to go to school the next day), she was adamant about
staying until the very end, she did not want to leave without seeing everything the night
had to bring. Thank you again Roz for a magical night for my granddaughter and a
grand experience I shall never forget." Brenda Ford
"The Ritz Chamber Players carried a legacy that initiated an audio flourishing
that I've never had the opportunity to hear in Jacksonville. Alison Buchanan's voice
spread the walls; I can imagine Schubert's piece was written for such a presence. As
for the "Overcoming" written by Grier performed by Kelly Hall-Tompkins and
Orlando Wells on Violins, Caleb Jones on Cello and Leon Bates on Piano, was an
abrupt realization to the talent I had not been privy to thus far." Inani Vidal
"I play the trumpet and the drums. I really liked the concert. The violins had
so much expression and the voice of the lady was great."Taurien Person, Martin
Luther King Jr, Elementary School
"It was refreshing to hear chamber music performed in such a soulful way. I
loved the graceful way Kelly Hall-Tompkins told the truth." Brenda Brunson Bey
"It was outstanding! Their program was well received by children and adults.
I saw a lot of people I know. I look forward to attending the concerts whenever they
are performed and I will encourage my friends to make it a must to support and attend
The Ritz Chamber Players concerts." Mary Ann Pearson
"This was my first time ever going to a classical music concert. I really liked
when the soprano gave the honoree flowers and sang a song about flowers, but what is
a C.O.D.? I also liked when she told us about the songs before she sang because she
did not sing in English. Her body language gave the songs a vision" Jalen
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"A War- For our Soul"
New Bethlehenm Jlissionary Baptist Church
Abyssinia Mlissionary Baptist Church
As they hick off Blackh history Month 2010
With a showing of this dynamic, must see. short film.
The special guest for this event will be the filmmaker himself,
Mr. Beyggie Bullock.
He is a vibrant voice and accomplished role model for the youth of
today. On Mlarch IJ, 2009, this film was released on the internet and
has catapulted as a "stirring, epic and inspirational video for today's
generation. Over 2.5 million internet viaveurs have snatched "A IVar
For your Soul" since it vas released.
Be a part of this historical event.
Bring your children and schole family.
IVednesday, February 3, 2010
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WAR ON POVERTY-FLORIDA RECEIVES
$20,000 GRANT AWARD
FROM THE JAGUARS FOUNDATION AND
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The War on Poverty-Florida has received a $20,000
grant from the Jaguars Foundation in partnership with Baptist Health. The grant dol-
lars were awarded in support of War on Poverty-Florida's initiative to combat child-
hood obesity through its flagship Build a Healthy Community Childhood Obesity
Prevention Project in Jacksonville.
The Build a Healthy Community: Childhood Obesity Prevention Project is a
three year initiative aimed to reduce the prevalence of obesity and health related
issues among youth and families in northwest Jacksonville. Key components of the
project initiative include creating access to nutrition education and fresh foods, pro-
viding opportunities for urban/community gardening, encouraging increased physical
activity and education on budget shopping.
Since the February 2009 inception of the project initiative, War on Poverty-
Florida has provided nutrition education to over 1,200 youth, engaged in a pilot nutri-
tion education program at Brentwood Elementary, and completed a multi-phase sea-
sonal community garden in a Brentwood neighborhood.
The grant from the Jaguars Foundation and Baptist Health will support the
development and implementation of community gardens with three of the War on
Poverty-Florida's community partners in northwest Jacksonville, including
Brentwood Elementary and Eugene Butler Middle School.
Baptist Health and the Jaguars Foundation are partnering together to provide
more than $500,000 in grants to help promote physical activity and healthy eating
habits in order to reduce childhood obesity in Jacksonville. War on Poverty is the
partnership's newest grantee.
"We are pleased to support the War on Poverty-Florida as they serve youth
and families in critically important neighborhoods in our community." remarked
Peter Racine, Executive Director of the Jaguars Foundation.
Michael Lanier, Vice President for Community Health at Baptist Health
added, "Education about and access to foods that provide proper nutrition and good
health are important in helping our future generation reach their full potential."
LOCAL DOCTOR AWARDS TEEN FREE
COMPUTER FOR SELFLESS DEDICATION
TO NEIGHBOR & CANCER PATIENT
Scot Ackerman, MD, a local Radiation Oncologist, gave away a free
computer to a local teen named Olivia Musselwhite for doing a "Good Deed".
Olivia Musselwhite, who is a student at the Bolles School received a free com-
puter at 10:15 am on Wednesday, January 20. The presentation took place in
the gymnasium of the Bolles School located at 7400 San Jose Boulevard in
Olivia was being recognized because she has spent 3 summers being
very selfless, taking care of a loved one who needed her. Her beloved neigh-
bor was diagnosed with leukemia, and she stepped in to take care of her and
her two young children until she unfortunately lost her battle to cancer three
These were the most memorable summers of Olivia's life, and taught
her more about life then she thought she would ever learn in just a few short
summers. She made unbreakable bonds that summer and gained two sisters.
To Olivia, this wasn't just a good deed, this was the most important action of
"I am committed to fostering personal growth, self-esteem, and the
spirit of contributing within the youth of our community," said Dr. Ackerman. "I
strongly believe that with the support of community leaders our youth will have
the support they need to become the leaders of tomorrow."
Dr. Scot Ackerman
10881 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32223
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one of 15 students
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Soto, a 23-year old from Tallahassee, Fla., begins his internship in
January 2010 through May. Soto is also a Florida-Georgia Louis Stokes
Alliance for Minority Participation student.
"I heard about the internship while attending a Florida Democratic
Party Convention in Orlando," said Soto. "After speaking with Congressman
Kendrick Meek, I felt compelled to pursue the internship program."
Soto has worked on Congressman Meek's, a FAMU alumnus and the
CBC chair,. U.S. Senate campaign. He also served as an intern for Florida
House of Representatives Alan Williams.
Soto feels that his degree in physics will give him the platform to
solve problems that the U.S. is facing today. Soto's excitement in becom-
ing a leader in the community came after his involvement with the Young
Democrats of America.
Soto said, "One of my favorite quotes is by Albert Einstein -'We can't
solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we creat-
While in D.C., Soto will receive a scholarship to attend George
Washington University where he will take classes, such as political manage-
ment, to develop a message for voters. He hopes to learn how to become a
political candidate while in D.C., return to FAMU for graduate school and
then run for public office.
Soto is a member of the FAMU Honors Program, the National Society
of Black Physicists, Phi Sigma Theta honor society, and the Model United
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