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MISSING TEEN Ab< t 70% Are Without a Plan
Taylor Godfrey is 14
years of age. She is a stu-
dent at Arlington Middle
School and has been miss-
ing since Wednesday.
Taylor's basically lives
with her grandmother,
according to the informa-
tion received. Her grand-
mother was married recent-
ly and while she was away
Taylor Godfrey 14 on her honeymoon, Taylor
If you know where Taylor is, please contact the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Call (904) 6 30-0500.
Gold Medal Winner Faces Ban
LaShawn Merrit won a
gold medal in the men's 400
meter relay in Bejing but
apparently did not find that
sufficient enough to flatter
According to reports, he is
now facing an Olympic ban
after testing positive for the
illegal substance DHEA.
Found in his test was the use
of ExtenZe, a male-enhance-
LaShawn Merrit ment supplement which is
designed to make the male
private area, bigger. He said he is very embarrassed
and humiliated because of his action.
Bullock Has Real Adoption
S Sandra Bullock won
the Oscar for her role in
the movie, Blind Side,
when she adopted a
black youth and gave
him all of her love and
protection. Now, she
has adopted a son in real
life as she divorces her
husband, Jesse James,
7 because of his unfaithful
S ... lifestyle.
It is believed much of
her reason for the divorce is because of his mistress,
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, who has an almost full
body of tattoos that include racial hate signs.
The picture of Sandra's son, Louis Bardo Bullock,
who is three months old, is shown with her on the cover
of People Magazine.
Bullock, who is known as "America's sweetheart",
said that Louis was named after Louis Armstrong, who
was from New Orleans. Her adopted son was also born
in New Orleans, where she is in the process of purchas-
ing a home so that he can stay in touch with his roots.
Malcolm X's Killer Released
Thomas Hagan, 69, the only man who pleaded guilty
and admitted his role in the assassination of black
Muslim leader Malcolm X, has been released from
prison on parole.
He has been on a full time work-release program since
1992 which allowed him to live at home with his fam-
ily and report to prison twice a week.
He said, "I have deep regets about my participation in
that." (the assassination) "I don't think it should have
Chairman of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty shabbazz
Memorial and Educational Center, said he does not
agree with the Parole Board's decision.
A truck driver was returning from a trip down 195 and saw a kitten on the highway.
quicklyy the mother cat ran to the highway, grabbed her baby by the neck and took her baby
) safety. He thought, there is nothing that compares to a mother's love as he observed the
at risk one of her nine lives to save her kitten.
Mothers throughout, have a natural instinct to take such action.
.Next Sunday is Mother's Day and a national survey shows that 70% of Americans have
St planned or saved to provide for the care of their aging mothers. It further showed that
72% have no plans to pay out of their own pockets for that care and almost a third (32%)
%4 says it makes them uncomfortable to talk with their mothers about future care and 61% say
they will look into the matter when it becomes evident that their mother needs help.
It is imperative that a plan is made and it is almost a bet that many of those who fought
President Obama's health care reform, have not made plans even though our mothers made plans for our future.
There are companies that can help you plan. Plan for your aging parents.
Family Standing By 21 Year Old Who Beheaded His Mother
Family members acknowledge that Jennifer Ling-
Henry was murdered and decapitated by her son, Jumar
because evidence shows such. But they also acknowl-
1 edge that this was not Jumar's normal behavior. He loved
S his family, specifically his mother and served as a drum-
mer at the church.
Mrs. Ling-Henry's body was found inside of her home
.. and shortly thereafter, her head was located on an empty
t* grassy lot nearby in a plastic bag.
Reports show that Jumar had blood and scars on him so
Above is brother and father it was assumed he had experienced a confrontation he
of Jennifer Ling-Henry, and described, as a oup of males but gave no details.
Jennifer Renee Ling-Henry, described, as a group of males but gave no details.
43. On the left is her son, Jumar's father said he had talked with both the suspect
Jumar D. Henry, 21, arrested and his mother earlier that day. The family believes that
Sfor the murder of his moth- Jumar had been given a substance that caused him to act
tr, Jennifer, 43. Jumar had been given a substance that caused him to act
violently and as witness described, strangely. In fact, he
even tried to disobey officers and got into a scuffle with
them, and caused charges of FAMILY See Page A-7
He Shot for The Star Meek Signs Dotted Line
F Robert Russell
Pensacola was in
two weeks ago for ..
the 140th Grand -
Worshipful Union ..
Grand Lodge of ..
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Florida Star and Robert Russell Felton (Bob), 82.
Georgia Star. At Photo by FM Powell
that time, he showed
no signs of sickness. Yet, he passed soon after return-
ing to Pensacola.
Mr. Felton was from Massachusetts. After enlisting in
the Army and then transferring to the U.S. Air Force, he
was assigned to a photo squadron where he served in
the Korean War. His last tour of duty was at Elgin AFB
where he was NCOIC of the Photo Lab until he retired
in 1973 as a M/Sgt.
The Star will miss his photo contributions.
Mr. Felton is survived by his loving wife Bertha, son,
stepchildren and daughter, as well as other relatives,
Including grandchildren, and friends.
He was a Past Master, Past Commander and Past
Recorder of MWGU.
Tebow Still Setting Records
Tim Tebow did not get to stay in his hometown or
state but he is still breaking records.
Getting with Denver, he was able to acquire the num-
ber 15. His jersey sales as a rookie, has crushed the
record set by Mark Sanchez. NFL spokeswoman said
regarding his rookie jersey sales, it sits atop the list of
top-selling NFL rookie jerseys.
Congressman Kendrick Meek came to Jacksonville
Tuesday to sign the official document for his race to
become a U. S. Senator.
Governor Crist declared on Thursday that he will con-
tinue his effort for the U. S. Senate seat for Florida
without party affiliation. The votes will therefore be
divided between the Republicans, the Democrats and
Governor Crist. Those Democrats or Republicans who
elect to vote for Crist can do so without changing par-
ties. Many are very upset with Rubio whose only plat-
form is to: "Get Obama." Many Republicans turned
against Crist when he showed little favoritism.
Showdown on Wall St.
Thousands marched on Wall Street Thursday, saying
it is time to take back our democracy from big banks
and corporations. It is time to make sure our economy
works for all Americanss, not just rich bankers. It is
time to pass a strong Wall Street reform bill.
The Republicans who originally used strategies to
block the banking regulation bill, decided to abandon
their blockade but try to change the bill on the Senate
The White House held a briefing last week on the
importance of Wall Street Reform for the African
American community. The president said that African
American consumers are Showdown See A-7
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A Spiritual Mapping of Jacksonville, Florida
Taken from a document compiled by Pbr. Jose L. Bosque, Revised 5-10-2006
It was May 1, 1562 when Captain Jean Ribalt arrived on the shores near Fort Caroline, the mouth of the St.
Johns River, and claimed the land for France. The crew of the ship came to the land seeking religious liberty
and a new beginning. Once they were here, they thanked God and sang to the Lord. This was marked as the
first recorded Protestant prayer and worship on the U. S. mainland. It was here, in Jacksonville where the First
Christian settlement in the United States of America, was established.
James Weldon Johnson (co-authored Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man with his brother Rosamond, com-
posed Lift Every Voice and Sing, the first national anthem for African Americans.
Stanton became Florida's first African American high school with James Weldon Johnson as the first principal.
Around 1919 Jacksonville was the first city in America that owned its own light plant and water works.
In the 1970's some of the biggest names of the Southern rock movement that dominated FM radio, had roots in
The most famous female evangelist of her time, Almee Semple McPherson started her career in Jacksonville in
1917. Billy Graham preached his first sermon in Palatka, Florida and in 1998 Jacksonville marched for Jesus.
with a crowd of about 30,000, considered the largest in the U.S. that year.
Jacksonville has struggled to maintain unity. In fact, after WWI Jacksonville was the state headquarters of the
Realm of Florida's Grand Dragon of the KKK which was a serious challenge for its residents. It is now being
recommended that black, white and Hispanic Christians meet and pray for unity to heal this age of conflict.
May 1, is National Day of Prayer. Prayer events and times are listed below.
Noon to 1:00 p.m.:
Prayer at CityHall
Council Chamber (117
Duval St., W.)
6:00 9:00 p.m.:
National Day of Prayer
Prayer and Worship at
the Jacksonville House
of Prayer (1515
Prudential Drive, Bldg.
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, Thursday, May 6th,
www.firstcoastprayer.org, Noon (Jacksonville City Hall),
6:00 p.m. (Hemming Plaza-Downtown Jacksonville),
10:00 p.m. International House of Prayer (IHOP); Sunday,
May 23rd, GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER -
www.fcgdop.org, 2:00 p.m. Metropolitan Park.
MOUNT SINAI MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH,
Pastor R. L. Gundy, Officers, and members would like to
invite you to the 102nd Anniversary Celebration of our
church. 102 years of having the trust and faith that He
would bring us through. Our Anniversary theme is
"Grounded and Assured in Christian Hope in
Christ"...taken from Romans 8. The celebration dates are
as follows: 7:00 p.m. -Tuesday night, May llth;
Wednesday night, May 12th; Thursday night, May 13th;
and concluding on Sunday, May 16th 2010 at 4:00 p.m.
Call the church at (904) 354-7249 for more info.
ANNUAL SPRINGFIELD SEAFOOD & GOSPEL
FESTIVAL, MAY 1st at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist
Campus Grounds, 2036 Silver St.
THE MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville
Local Organizing Committee, Inc., a non-profit organiza-
tion 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." Call us for
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREEN-
INGS offered from 10:00 am 3:00 pm May 13 at Winn-
Dixie Pharmacy, 3538 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL.
For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301
MEMORIAL DAY 2010 -The American Legion
National Headquarters-We remember! Those of us
who are still breathing cannot repay the sacrifice of
those who gave their lives defending us, but at the very
least, we can and we must remember them...
Men like Major Charles Joseph Loring, United
States Air Force. Sixty years ago next month, a bloody
and hellacious war broke out on the Korean peninsula.
That war claimed 34,000 American lives and another
415,000 South Koreans. Major Loring, a POW in
Europe during World War II, continued his service dur-
ing the Korean War as an F-80 pilot. On Nov. 22, 1952,
Major Loring's aircraft was hit repeatedly by ground
fire as he was dive-bombing enemy gun positions.
Instead of withdrawing, Charles Loring made a
decision to sacrifice his life for his country. At 4,000
feet altitude, he aimed his F-80 directly at the gun posi-
tions that were threatening other pilots and friendly
ground forces. He began another dive-bomb. He delib-
erately crashed into the enemy emplacements and elim-
inated the threat. For his actions, Major Loring was,
posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Memorial Day is for men like Major Loring. It is
also for women like Marine Major Megan McClung.
Major McClung was a public affairs officer who
grew up in California and competed in six "Ironman"
Having served in Iraq while working for a defense
contractor in 2004, Megan McClung re-entered active-
duty and returned to the country in 2006.
It was during the routine performance of her job in
a place where danger is always part of the routine that
she was killed by a roadside bomb while escorting
members of the media in Iraq.
A journalist who worked with Major McClung
wrote, "She was a sharp and talented young
woman...who can never be replaced."
Sadly, none of the more than 1 million men and
women who have died in service to this nation in wars
and conflicts since 1775 can be replaced. Most were
young in the prime of their lives. Some were hus-
bands, wives, fathers or mothers. All left a nation that is
in their debt.
If you asked these heroes before they died how they
would like to be honored, most would probably say
"Take care of my family."
The empty seat at the dinner table, the smaller gath-
ering on Thanksgiving and the daughter who has no
father to walk her down the wedding aisle are painful
reminders that they are gone.
We must continue to live up to President Lincoln's
promise to not just care for him who shall have borne
the battle, but for his widow and his orphan.
Remembering our fallen once a year is not enough.
We must continue the legacy for which they died: the
causes of democracy, decency and patriotism.
The American Legion serves as a catalyst for these
Through our Blue Star Salute initiative, the Gold
Star Banner program and The American Legion Legacy
Scholarship Fund, we breathe life into the Preamble of
The American Legion Constitution which calls on us
"to preserve the memories and incidents of our associ-
ations in the Great Wars."
While Memorial Day is intended to honor our fall-
en, we should not forget those who have pledged to
make the same sacrifice if called upon the young men
and women still serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, the
United States and in more than 130 foreign lands.
We must continue to bear witness for those who
never returned from the deserts of the Middle East, the
jungles of Vietnam, the "Forgotten War" in Korea, the
islands in the Pacific, and the European continent.
Several years ago, retired Navy Admiral Bill Owens
wrote in The American Legion Magazine, "Many of us
know the pain of losing a comrade who stood by our
side. And we have shed many tears when our comrades
were lost on battlefields around the world in pursuit of
Dwayne M. Green
Feb.15,1964 Mar. 2, 2000
Gregory C. Calhoun
Feb. 7,1966 Oct. 30, 2004
"It may not be on the mountain's height
or over the stormy sea;
It may not be at the battle's front
My Lord will have need of me;
But if by a still, small voice He calls to paths
I do not know, I'll answer,
Dear Lord, with my hand in Thine,
I'll go where You want me to go (Mary Brown)."
With you always, Dorothy Gardner Flowers
something they knew to be important, something they
did on the command of their leaders and with confi-
dence that that leadership would not let them down."
Just as these heroes were confident in their wartime
leaders we must remain confident and committed to
ensure that our national leaders know that the sacrifice
made by these young men and women was in pursuit of
something they, too, knew to be important.
In 2003 Army Private First Class Diego Rincon of
Conyers, Georgia, wrote to this mother from Iraq:
"Whether I make it or not, it's all part of the plan. It
can't be changed, only completed. Mother will be the
last word I'll say. Your face will be the last picture that
goes through my eyes. ... I just hope that you're proud
of what I'm doing and have faith in my decisions. I will
try hard and not give up. I just want to say sorry for any-
thing I have ever done wrong. And I'm doing it all for
you mom. I love you."
Nineteen year-old Diego never did make it home
from Iraq. But we honor him by honoring the request
that he made to his mother to be proud of what he did
and to have faith in his decisions.
America must remain the world's beacon of free-
dom. We must represent the aspiration and hope of mil-
lions of people, that through hard work and persever-
ance, anyone can succeed in this fair and just society.
Writing in a letter from a Birmingham jail, Dr.
Martin Luther King could have been describing count-
less American military missions when he wrote,
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
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BOOTHE, Leteana Rena,
died April 24, 2010.
DAVIS, Paul Lewis, died
April 23, 2010.
EUNICE, Walter A., died
April 18, 2010.
HARRIS, Queen E. died
April 27, 2010.
HAYWOOD, Jr., Ref.
Nelson, died April 24,
Bernard, died April 17,
HOWARD, Ella, died
April 25, 2010.
JACKSON, Joyce J.,
died April 26, 2010.
Denise, died April 24,
LINGS, Jennifer Renee-
Henry, died April 25,
LUCAS, Wallace, died
April 25, 2010.
McLENDON, Willie S.,
died April 23, 2010.
NEELY, Jr., Willie
Monroe, died April 15,
SNEAD, Lottie, died
April 25, 2010.
TURNER, Eula, died
April 26, 2010.
died April 24, 2010.
Bobby, 50, died April 21,
SIMMS, Beverly Jean,
61, Woodbine, died April
BOGGS, Anthony Lamar
of Brunswick died Friday.
HOLLAND, Alton ,44, of
Brunswick died Monday.
The Church Directory
"Come and Worship With Us"
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ........................ ......... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning ',. '
Intercessory Prayer..................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) -.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............. 7:00 p.m.
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 Jireh" Bible Study .......................... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion M 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 ...............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday................................................... ..................... Joy N ight,7:00 p.m .
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School --------------------------------------------10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -------------------------12:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study --------------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7:00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
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ere's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"
"DON'T LET THE DEVIL RIDE"
"Don't Let the Devil Ride, "was presented recently
at the Mary L. Singleton Senior Center to a very pleased
audience. The play written and directed by Ms. Tina
Harris tells the story of a group of "church folk" who
meet regularly for Sunday dinner and through interac-
tion with each other, come to realize that the devil is real
and quite busy. In allowing Satan to take control of their
thoughts, tongues and actions, these "church-goers"
soon discover that he is not after them but the God in
Ms. Harris has over thirty years experience in show
business. The cast, all members of the Mary Singleton
Senior Center included: William Cure, Emmett Daniels,
Elder Drayton, Tina Harris, Velma Hill, Willie B.
Jennings, Angela Myers, Rufus Pinkney, Patricia
Richardson, Lillian Ridley, and Joseph James Taylor.
.Bishop Larry L. Boston provided the Musical
Ms. Harris, states, "In the near future, anticipated
plays will require casting calls for various ages.
Presently, the play entitled, "Death and The Beautiful
Woman, is in production by T.J. and Company." She can
be contacted at 904-307-4503. Ms. Harris' assistant, Ms.
Patricia Richardson can be reached at 904-444-7184.
William Raspberry Speaks
at Flagler College
William Raspberry, a former columnist for the
Washington Post, spoke recently at Flagler College's
Forum on Government and Public Policy.
Many of you will pleasantly recall reading Mr.
Raspberry column in the local daily newspaper. After
nearly four decades, Mr. Raspberry retired as a colum-
nist for the Washington Post in 2005. He also recently
retired as the Knight Professor of the Practice of
Journalism and Public Policy Studies at Duke
University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.
Mr. Raspberry's columns, earned him the Pulitzer
Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1994. In 2004,
Raspberry earned the National Press Club's highest
honor -- the Fourth Estate Award. The National
Association of Black Journalists presented him a
Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. He was inducted
into its Hall of Fame in 2006.
His other honors include recognition by Washington
magazine in 1997 as one of the top 50 most influential
journalists in the national press corps. Mr. Raspberry has
received honorary doctorates from more than two dozen
It was such a delightful experience seeing Mr.
Raspberry in person. I have such fond memories of read-
ing and discussing his columns with my late father.
As I listened to Mr. Raspberry discuss the incivility that
exists today, I was mesmerized and could feel my
father's spirit among us.
He and his lovely wife who accompanied him for the
engagement were both so very gracious. It was mar-
velous to meet them both. His message continues to be
Scenes From The Play, "Don't Let the Devil
Written and Directed by Ms. Tina Harris
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Above: William with a Future Journalist
To the left: William Raspberry autographs one of the books he
authored for an Admirer
To the right: William Raspberry with a St. Augustine Resident
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KICKING TOP DESIGNS AND TAKING NAMES!
BY RYCH MCCAIN/ FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET
PHOTO COURTESY OF KORTO MOMOLU
The event is the Fourth Anniversary Celebration of African Vibes
Magazine. The red carpet is insane with beautiful and handsome stars
strolling and smiling while being blinded via a lightning storm of camera
strobes while hearing their names being shouted out confusingly from every
corner for a different posing angel. The regular
guests are filling up the Avalon venue in
Hollywood to capacity in anticipation of a style
show featuring the work of some of the top .-
designers from several African countries.
International superstar and "King of Techno-
Soukous Music" Awilo Longomba is in the wings
ready to come on and the hostess of the
evening, actress Tangi Miller is on standby to
warm the crowd up. The models, make-up and
hair people are scurrying backstage to shore up
last minute details to fix this and adjust that. One
sister however, is cool as a cucumber. Her name
is Korto Momlu. She is a designer of clothes,
jewelry, hand bags and other accessories. Korto
is clearly the star of this night.
Momolu was the 5th season runner-up on
The Bravo Network's "Project Runway" and was
a fan favorite to boot! Her hand bags and jewel-
ry are now available in all Dillard's Department
Stores as well as Dillards.com. In February, .
Momolu debuted her first post-show, fall 2010
collection The Korto Momolu Collection during New York Fashion Week.
Highlighted as "on to watch," Momolu has been featured in various national
newspapers and publications including the LA Times, InStyle, Essence and
African Vibes Magazine. Momolu was born and reared in Liberia. Her fami-
ly relocated to Canada when a civil war broke out in her country. While in
Canada, Momolu graduated from high school and matriculated to Fashion
School in Ottawa, Canada. After graduation, she went for her dream.
How did Momolu get involved with Project Runway? She smiles, "I sat
down and watched the show from the first season and I always knew that
was the place that I wanted to be. When I felt I was ready and my daughter
was old enough for me to leave her, I audi-
tioned and the rest is history." What was the
reaction like to enter a U.S. based fashion
industry show with African designs? Momolu
morphs into seriousness saying, "It's tough
when you take a chance and you stand up for
who you are. I was told by hair dressers and
hair stylists on the show, don't represent your
culture. They don't like when you do that. But
J. .was like, you know what, I'm proud of my cul-
ture and if my culture gets me kicked off of the
'-. -'-, show, so be it. I'm not going to renounce who
S I am for a show."
I put my two cents in that everybody
.steals from Black African's culture via their
music, sports, fashion, slang, street hip to
-* everything else and Momolu adds, "Everybody
else does it, but when I do it as an African, it
becomes an issue. That's my problem. Every
? designer takes from African culture but when
: - .* an African designer does it oh, you can't do
that. Well I'm sorry; I'm going to do it. For me,
it is not a trend. It is my everyday life. Where does Momolu's inspiration orig-
inate for her designs? She shrugs, "It just comes from within. I don't really
look to any sources to tell mne what's trendy, I just do what's in my heart and
so far it has worked for me." You go on line to check Momolu and her
designs out for yourself at www.kortomomolu.com .
WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD
By Rych McCain/ email@example.com
African Vibes Magazine celebrated their Fourth Anniversary with a breath taking bash last Saturday in Hollywood at the famed Avalon venue. An all-star list
of Celebs strolled down the red carpet smiling into a sea of non-stop flashing camera strobes. The SRO crowd was treated to a performance by international "King of
Techno-Soukus Music," Awilo Longomba and a style show that featured some of Africa's top designers including Korto Momolu (Liberia), Sheila Denanyoh (Ghana),
Arthlene Legair (Dominica, West Indies), Kahindo Mateene (Democratic Republic of Congo), Maryanne E. Mokoko and Stephanie T. Mouapi (Cameroon),
Christiane King (Ivory Coast), Mekdes Tefera Taye (Ethiopia) and Monalisa Okojie (Nigeria). Actress Tangi Miller was the host for the evening. Celebrity judges
included. Belle Niba (editor of African Vibes Magazine), Judge Mathis (The Judge Mathis Show), Shante Broadus (wife of Snoop Dogg and CEO of Boss Lady
Entertainment), Royce Reed (VH-l's Basketball Wives) Lauren Elaine (Model, Bravo's "Fashion Cents") and Juliette Mulatto (actress).
Gospel artist Tommy Tee performed in concert last weekend with a seven piece band with two background singers at the Ground Zero Coffee House located
on the USC campus. Tee writes solid contemporary gospel material with a heavy smooth jazz flavor. You will be hearing more about this musical genius! Grammy
nominated blues man John Lee Hooker, Jr. has dropped a new CD "Live In Istanbul Turkey," on his own Steppin Stone Records and the European label Jazzhaus
Records. The set was recorded at the Efes Pilsen Blues Festival. A new animated video titled "Extramarital Affairs" has been released as well to continue Hooker's
ventures into that arena. Atlantic Records group "Circa Survive's" "Blue Sky" CD is out and the band hits the road on tour beginning April 20th. The Budapest
Hungarian quintet "The Moog" has finally crossed the pond for their first U.S. tour in support of their sophomore CD release "Razzmatazz Orteum." ASCAP wrapped
up their three day "I Create Music" Expo in LA. Highlights included workshops with the top industry pros, live showcases and much networking for the attendees. If
you missed it this year, plan for next year's expo.
Black Afrikan owned and operated Tri-Destined Studios had a lavish, private, red carpet premiere screening this week in Hollywood for their latest film
"Perfect Combination." The DVD will be available in stores on May 4th and stars Christian Keyes, Tiffany Hines, Angell Conwell, Kareem J. Grimes, Ayo Sorrells,
Dawn Richard, Danity Kane, Debra Wilson, Chico Benymon and Johnny Gill. Image Entertainment and One Village Entertainment are the distributors.
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of battery on a law enforcement officer to be placed.
Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Ling-Henry on Saturday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the Faith United
Miracle Temple, located on W. 5th Street.
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more likely to be victimized by predatory mortgage loans and payday lenders.
Voters are facing a lot of challenges for 2011 and must take steps to keep from being used by getting all of
the factual information available to them. It is amazing that the country was ruled almost as a dictatorship
during the past administration and nobody complained about too much government. Now that the Democratic
party has a large percentage of representation, the "too much government" talk is all one can hear.
What is also being done is race strategy. Even though Congresswoman Brown has done much for Florida,
which is acknowledged, she is now being challenged focused on skin tone and chicken. We have a lot of work
to do but the main effort needs to go toward completing the Census forms and voting. If that does not hap-
pen, all improvements made will be eliminated.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TnE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OFTHE ADOPTION OF
ADIL M. HAMEED AND ASMA F. FAZLI, Case No.: 2010DR-002680
NOTIC Of PeTrmonI TRO Tn MINAi PARE.iNTAL i.
PENDING ADOPTION BY STEPPARBNT
TO: ZEESHAN ZAFAR FAZU
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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Pettion to Terminate Paretal Rights Pendling Adoption has
been filed in the OIrcult Cowurt of Polk County, Florida, located at the Polk County Courbtlouse,
at 255 North rroadway, Bar-o, eFoIda 33830, phone: (863) 534-4000, in the above-styled
case, regarding tpr above-named minor chIld, AsrMa F. fazli. You are reaulred to serve a Copy
of your written defenses, tf any, on or Ibe"o the expiration of 30 days from the first
pubEirtioro f this notice, by filing the original of your written defenses wth the Cleri of this
Court, and a copy of said defenses on Pettlonrers' attorney, ChOrann ackson Sanders, whose
adds is 490 UL S. Highway 17 South, Bartow, Rlcrid, 33830. Under Sedion 63.089 of the
FIoridl Statutes, failure to fle wrttten defenses with the Cleri of the Court or to appear at any
upcOrng final hearing constaittes gind.nos upon which the Court shall end any parental rights
you may have regardlrg the minor chlid, Asoma F. FazIi.
Dated on tk( i .s 2010
RICHARD WEISS, Clerk of thel Cirt:Couo
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Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq. LFD
FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF LOSING A BREAD WINNER
From time to time, many of you may have considered the cost of burying a loved one.
Depending on the type of service and merchandise that one selects, the cost can vary.
However, experience has shown that the funerals and burials are not cheap and therefore
some form of preplanning and perhaps some form of insurance protection may be helpful
to lessen the burden when that time comes. However, the real financial consequence of los-
ing a loved one comes after the burial, especially when the loved one was a financial con-
tributor to the household.
This article will discuss some actual cases to demonstrate why some fonn of proper plan-
ning is important. In many households, there are two people working and the family's
lifestyle and expenses depend on the income of both of them. If no proper plans are in
place, a financial consequence of death can be severe. If you are married, in the absence of
major tragedy, one of you will end up single.
Case one: A 74 year old man recently died leaving a spouse. They enjoyed a good
lifestyle. He was retired from the military with 20 years of service. At the time of his retire-
ment he still had 8 children at home and therefore did not select survivor's benefits which
would have reduced the amount of his military retirement. After he retired from the mili-
tary at the age of 38 he then worked 27 years for a private company and retired from that
job drawing a pension beginning at the age of 65. There were no survivor's benefits asso-
ciated with that pension. He also began collecting Social Security benefits at age 65. The
decedent's spouse was also retired collecting a pension and was also collecting her Social
Security benefits. With an elderly couple and 5 sources of income they enjoyed a good
lifestyle until he died. The household lost the military retirement check, lost his pension
from his private employer and his Social Security check. As you can see the household
went from 5 sources of income to only 2. The household expenses were essentially the
same. Result: 2 adult children had to move back home with their mother so that she could
make ends meet.
Case two: A married couple had a nice home out in the country on 2 acres of land. The
home had no mortgage and the only thing they owed every year was taxes, insurance, main-
tenance and upkeep. Because the husband enjoyed good employment, his wife was not
required to work. When he retired he took a lump sum retirement and bought an annuity
which established a stream of income for him and his wife. At age 65 he also began col-
lecting his Social Security benefits. At age 66 he died. The Wife then collected his Social
Security benefits and continued to receive the stream of income from the annuity. But there
was a problem. Either she lived too long or they did not have enough money in the annu-
ity. Eventually the annuity was completely depleted and the only thing she had left was the
deceased's husband's Social Security benefits. Clearly their lifestyle and their budget after
retirement were based on both sources of income, the annuity and Social Security. With the
annuity having been depleted, the husband's Social Security benefit was not enough to pay
the taxes, insurance, maintenance and upkeep on the house, let alone the wife's personal
expenses of groceries, utilities, automobile insurance as well as maintenance and upkeep.
In this case there were no adult children to move back home and she had to sell her lovely
home out in the country.
There are different types of plans that one can make to avoid these types of consequences.
However, it is important to plan early. Another common mistake that people make is fail-
ure to plan for a burial when we all know that death is certain. Even in those cases where
people have life insurance, they often utilize it to pay for burial. They could have had an
opportunity to utilize the life insurance toward income replacement for the support of the
survivors if they had purchased some form of burial insurance. It is never too early. In
order to avoid these difficult consequences of losing your loved one, it may be important to
sit down with a financial planner, determine what your long term goals are, and develop a
plan to achieve those goals.
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 practiced 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 Burney
Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.
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PAGF 4-R THE STAR MAY 1, 2010
Story by Angela Favors-Morrell of The Florida Star
Lucy Shaw- Brunswick's Gospel Promoter and
WMOG's Gospel Radio Announcer, Dorothy Alford
and Angela Favors-Morrell traveled to Detroit
Michigan to An Evening of Love and Fellowship
Honoring Evangelist EVELYN TURRENTINE-AGEE
the Queen of Quartet. This Praise and Worship
Explosion Celebration presented by Deacon Vincent
Dallas and Minister Patricia Dallas The Breaking of
The Day Ministries dubbed as "A Homecoming
Celebration for Evangelist Evelyn Turrentine-Agee"
was held Sunday, April 18, 2010 at the Fellowship
Hearts and souls were filled after seeing gospel
great Harvey Watkins and Canton Spirituals, perform
along with EVELYN TURRENTINE-AGEE and THE
WARRIORS, Pastor Tim Rogers and The Fellas,
Harold Turrentine and Peculiar People, Revised,
Determined, Joe Agee and The Good Ole Boys, Curtis
Turrentine, jr. and Revived and LaToya Turrentine and
EVELYN TURRENTINE-AGEE's release, "God
Did It," was a big success receiving several nomina-
tions and awards. "It's Already Done" (on AIR Gospel
Records), won a 2004 Stellar Award for "Traditional
Female Vocalist of the Year." and her most recent proj-
ect is entitled, "Go Through."
Photos from A Homecoming Celebration for
Evangelist Evelyn Turrentine-Agee
Photos by Dorothy Alford and Angela Favors-
Darious Brown and Devon Brown, Pleasentville, MS
Joe Agee and Harvey Watkins
Harvey Watkins and the Canton Spirituals
Harvey Watkins and Lucy Shaw
Lucy Shaw, Pastor
Bkytheville, AR and
Lucy Shaw and Joe Agee
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Story by Bettye Asque Davis, LifeStyle Columnist and
photos by Carl Davis, The Florida Star's photogra-
"Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda
Thompson Collection of African American Art" opened
last week and will be on view through Sunday, August
29, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a
cultural resource of the University of North Florida.
"Tradition Redefined" features 72 works by 67 artists
at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the
Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the
African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College
Private art collectors Larry and Brenda Thompson
have amassed a remarkable assortment of art by African-
Americans from around the nation. The strength of the
Thompson's selecting process lies in their considered
attention to artists who have typically not been recog-
nized in the traditional narratives of African-American
art. "The Thompsons have collected works by celebrated
artists as well as artists who have been considered emerg-
ing, regional or lesser known artists," said Deborah
Broder, director of MOCA Jacksonville. "The result is a
collection that redefines the landscape of American art,
offering a more in-depth,
inclusive understanding of
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and Dr. Robert
African-American artists ancu tieri aestneIi ci w^a
Curated by the Driskell Center's Curator-in-
Residence, Dr. Adrienne L. Childs, "Tradition
Redefined" presents the breadth of the Thompsons' art
collection that spans from the 1890's to 2007. The exhi-
bition features works by artists Amiri Baraka, Romare
Bearden, Camille Billops, Joseph Delaney, Norman
Lewis, Charles E. Porter, William T. Williams and
Hale A. Woodruff, among others. Some artists from the
Washington, D.C. area are among the exhibit, including
Sam Gilliam, Evangeline J. Montgomery, Preston
Sampson and Bill Taylor.
Two important exhibiting artists have particular rele-
vance to Jacksonville. Internationally known for her
abstract works and a native of Jacksonville, the late
Mildred Thompson has several pieces in the exhibit.
Many of her school friends and family still reside locally
and remember her passion and determination in becom-
ing a recognized artist. Her work, String Theory VI, is
included in the MOCA exhibition and it is comprised of
brightly colored modular rush strokes and is derived
from her strong connection to music. The painting,
"Masks," by David C. Driskell, credited as being the
leading authority on
S African American art
and one of the most
painter, will also be on
display. In January,
Driskell was named the
Jacksonville-based Ritz Chamber Players, the nationally
known African American Chamber music ensemble.
In Jacksonville, MOCA has collaborated to celebrate
African American artists in the U.S. and in our city.
While Tradition Redefined resides at MOCA, LaVilla
Museum will feature a juried show of local African
American professional artists in an exhibition titled
Through Our Eyes 20092010, "Each One Teach One:
The Artist as Mentor." Simultaneously, The Art Center
Cooperative, in conjunction with JCAAA (Jacksonville
Consortium of African American Artists) will feature a
show of works by .,
Jacksonville ar6a educators
and students titled Traditions
Explained: A Visual .
Expression. These companion
exhibitions, along with
Tradition Redefined, demon-
strate the richness and depth
of talent in our African
The Exhibit's opening pro-
gram featured Dr. Brenda
Thompson, co-owner of the
exhibit, The Driskell Center's
Director Dr. Robert Steele, .- .
The Jacksonville Mass Choir 0.
directed by Deborah Ciy' Kids Arts FactorY
McDuffie and MOCAExecutive Director Mrs.
Executive Director Ms. DebbieMadeline Scales-Taylor
Broderand Howard Taylor
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AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
Dr. Brenda Thompson with the first African
American Art piece of her collection
S1 Performance Only
Tuesday, May 18* 7:30 PM
The Artist Series* Presented by the Florida State College at Jacksonville
Dr. Brenda Thompson, Reginald
Thompson, Mrs. Camilla Thompson and
Ms. Tina Dunkley
Ela Conwiay, Drs. Brenda Thompson and
Mrs. Elizabeth Rodriguez with her
Mesdames Lydia Stewart, Marsha
Hatcher and Glendia Cooper
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its
fearless approach to reality-based subjects! _
My fiance and I are trying to get married. I have no interest in
a big wedding or spending tons of money on a honeymoon. 1
prefer saving for a home. My fiance has a different idea. She
wants a big wedding, the church and a trip to the Virgin
Islands. We're on the brink of breaking up because I won't
compromise all the way and let her have her way. I'm willing to make the wedding
a good memory but I'm not going broke to do it. What do I do?
Michael (Indianapolis, IN)
In this day and age, your fiance should feel blessed to have someone wanting to
marry and do the right thing. Most women want big weddings so they can show off
to their family and friends and look silly three years later when they divorce. The
most you should do is set a budget and make her get the most out of those funds. A
peaceful solution is to get married with a simple wedding, buy your home and have
a big celebration when you renew your vows.
I've had it with my girlfriend and her pet obsession. We've been together for two
years and all of a sudden she's become an overnight dog lover. Every time I turn
around the little dog is in my face. My girlfriend is rude when she has it on her lap
at the table, she brings in a box to the movies and she lets it in the bed with us. There
are too many women out there for me to be held hostage by a dog. Am I wrong to
say she needs to choose the dog or me?
Brian (Orlando, FL)
You're a grown man and you let an animal control your relationship. You should've
had this discussion the first time the dog came to the dinner table. Just like children,
pets have a time and place to be seen and involved and a dog is no different.
However, your girlfriend needs to grow up and learn how to be mature and manage
her man and her pooch. If there's no commitment and she chooses to keep her habits
with the dog, then suck it up and keep it moving.
I can't reach my boyfriend on an emotional level. I try to connect and encourage
conversation in hopes he'll tell me how he feels about me. When I ask, he says the
relationship is fine, he's happy and things are okay. I feel like I'm starving for atten-
tion and I need to hear things verbally. He says I'm making a big deal out of noth-
ing. The more I ask, the more he resists and now we're arguing. Should I be content
and not worry until he says something is wrong?
Worried Heart (Buffalo, NY)
Dear Worried Heart:
Your insecurity is going to wreck this relationship. You should observe your man's
behavior very close. Some men show affection through action instead of words. Pay
attention to things he does to bond with you and if it makes sense, go with the flow.
On the other hand, if he's a cold fish in his actions and verbal communication, you
have reason to worry. If this is the case, demand some dialogue and decide if you
want to stay in this situation or free yourself and move on.
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extractions) are provided by the MDU. No appointments can be made on the
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THE MILLIONS 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
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Families who are residents of the State of Florida with children who will be 4
years old on or before September 1, 2010 who want to enroll their child for the
2010-2011 school year at a qualified program provider in Duval County. Other
opportunities to enroll are scheduled in May and June 2010. Registration is also
available year round at the Early Learning Coalition offices. Direct questions
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RITZ THEATRE CALENDAR OF EVENTS: May 6 Spoken Word,
7:00pm, Free!; On the first Thursday of every month poets, writers, vocalists and
sometimes musicians gather to present and hear some of the area's most power-
ful and profound lyrical voices in a casual open-mic setting.; May 7 Amateur
Night at the Ritz, 7:30pm, $5.50-Amateur Night is the hottest show in town.
This month we are showcasing adult and youth talent. It is an evening of laugh-
ter, enjoyment and participation...because you are the judge! So mark this Friday
(January 8, date change due to holiday) and every first Friday of the month for
fun at Amateur Night. (Tickets are available at the Ritz and all TICKETMASTER
locations); May 8 -Art Workshop: Ritz Theatre and Museum Presents "Through
Our Eyes 2009-2010" -Each One Teach One: The Artist as Mentor Art Workshop,
Saturday, May 8, 2010, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. With Jeanece Lyles "Exploring the Fun
of Texture-Mixing Media" Bring your old scraps (papers, an article of clothing,
The Art of Dating
\ by Justin L. Mabrie, MBAD
A Dozen of Roses or a Bouquet?
There is often a part of you that wants
this new person you are dating to be the
.' one... the one to save you from all others
and fulfill all your needs. Never should
expectations be placed on a single person
. or situation solely based on a first impres-
sion you may have. Yes, there is a possibil-
ity that life may be changing because you
', feel you have met your match but patience
must rule over a completely answered sur-
vey on the first date. Allow a person to
reveal themselves slowly. A comfortable
pace is best for honest understanding and
true description of a person's character.
Be concerned should you feel you know
everything there is to know about an indi-
-- --vidual after your first outing. It is more
intriguing to your spirit to gradually learn a person. People can choose an avatar
for their social networking profile; they can write letters to represent their feelings;
they can add up educational degrees to speak for their intelligence; however only
consistent & sincere interaction will truly represent their outlook and appreciation
for you being in their life. The many movie dates, dining experiences, walks in the
park, fun in kitchen when cooking together, life discussions over glasses of wine,
and shared spiritual experiences will give you understanding of how compatible
you may be with this person. A kite allows the wind to guide its' flight; similarly
one should allow interactions to guide the next step and discovery. It is believed
that a dozen of roses represent how much you really care and if you are short of
that number then the meaning translations vary with negative undertones that lead
to ambiguous assumptions. In the sense of a relationship, it is refreshing to receive
your roses over time. Each rose represents another thought and allows for further
insight to be had about that person. Once you have time to reflect on the forming
relationship, you should have lost count of the actual number of roses yet the com-
bined bouquet is so much larger and filled with more meaning that would not have
existed had you simply received a dozen at your door step after a couple of dates.
You do not want a person to pick and choose what he or she wants to reveal to you.
Instead, you want comfortable behavior and communication to supersede a long
sheet resume designed and packaged for the masses.
Remember: Date with ease and allow the mystery to intrigue.
Contact Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Justin L. Mabrie, 5000 Almeda
Road, Houston, TX 77004 for further insight and concerns.
Financial Crime Updates
Back in the Biblical days, Jesus threw the money
changers out of the Temple. Well, today's money chang-
ers are the world's financial conglomerates, also
described as beast bankers!
When The Gantt Report warned its reads ten or fifteen years ago that bankers
were conspiring to acquire, or steal, as much of their customer's money as they
could by any means necessary, I was accused by modern day Toms, Sambos and
Jezebels of merely being a "ranter".
Today, now that many Americans have lost their pensions, savings, homes
and other assets because of financial criminals, people look at Gantt Report rev-
elations a little differently.
Now, American tax payers own a large share of many huge financial compa-
nies like banks and insurance firms. But the tax payers don't run these compa-
Banks are still ran and controlled by capitalistic devils taking the form of
monetary vampires intent on sucking the life blood out of every depositor,
investor, shareholder and account holder banks have ever seen.
What was financial leader Goldman Sachs accused of in recent weeks? They
were accused of selling their customers investments that they knew were going
to fail and profiting by betting against their own clients who took Goldman's
advise and bought the cancerous investments linked to bad mortgages.
If that move was not beastly and devilish you tell me what kind of move is
I don't mind if banks, or any other business, makes money but companies
should make money legally, fairly and righteously.
Another disgusting trend in beast banking is to give "micro loans" to people
in developing countries. They will loan $10,000 to a basket weaver and charge
the small, Third World entrepreneurs 100% interest.
As least the small businesses in jungles and deserts can get loans, Black busi-
nesses in America can't even get loan considerations!
One day, the people need to unite and withdraw all of their money from the
world's largest banks. Even if we have to redeposit our money, we still need to
let bankers know enough is enough.
If only African American customers, churches and businesses withdrew their
money from any targeted bank, the bank would collapse in a matter of days.
The banks are not going to volunteer to do right. The government is not going
to effectively regulate bankers into being good bankers and the people will con-
tinue to suffer financially until we stand up, speak out and take control of our own
financial future by using bank boycotts and other measures to show bankers the
people are serious about their economic well being. (Become a fan of The Gantt
Report on Facebook and buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing"
or contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
jewelry, etc.) and your imagination and enjoy the creative journey of mixing
media with local abstract artist Jeanece Lyles. Jeanece Lyles, a graduate of UNF,
has exhibited in several venues throughout Jacksonville. Class size is limited to
15 open to all ages and abilities. The cost is $6 per person. To RSVP call 632-
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MAY 1, 2010
THE S I'AR
r A P I r
From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
April 28, 2010
Detectives with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are trying
to identify the two individuals in the attached picture. A second
picture is attached that identifies a vehicle driven by an unknown
third suspect that was with the two unknown suspects.
In this incident, the unknown suspects burglarized the vic-
tim's vehicle, stole a wallet containing several credit cards and
made purchases at several different stores with the victim's
Anyone with information as to the indemnity or where-
abouts of these two individuals or vehicle are asked to contact
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 630-0500 or Crime Stoppers
at 1-866-845-TIPS to remain anonymous and receive a possible
Photos of Suspects:
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You need to mingle with peo-
ple who can spark enthusiasm
and confidence in you. Don't
be too quick to blame others
for your bad mood. You'll be
prone to tears if your mate is
harsh with you this week.
Partnerships could be tense.
Don't push your luck.
Pursue outdoor activities or
any physical exertion. Avoid
arguments with relatives who
might be conservative and
outdated. Don't jump into
investments too quickly.
Look into projects that you
feel would con tribute some-
thing to your appearance.
You can ask for favors but
don't take them for granted.
You may be offered opportu-
nities that will result in a
higher earning potential. You
may have more to do with
children this week; keep an
open mind. You'll find it easy
to charm members of the
opposite sex this week.
Time to deal with institu-
tional environments, gov-
ernment agencies, and
matters of a private nature
this week. If you're look-
ing to do something
worthwhile, consider vol-
unteer work. Be willing to
listen, but don't be fooled.
You can make major gains
professionally by com-
pleting projects on time.
April 26, 2010 May 2, 2010 _
You have bent over backward
trying to help them and now
it's time to let them stand on
their own two feet. Someone
you live with will get angry if
you are neglecting your duties.
Self-deception is likely. You
can learn a great deal more if
you listen rather than rant and
It might be best to keep
your ideas to yourself this
week. Renovations to your
domestic scene will pay
high rewards. Travel could
include delays and other
minor problems. Someone
you work with may be try-
ing to make you look bad.
You may find that you can be
the recipient of valuable infor-
mation if you're willing to be a
good listener. Don't let relatives
stand in the way of your person-
al plans. You could have a need
to make some changes this
week. You need to reevaluate
Changes in your residence
may be financially favor-
able. Your talent will be
recognized. You may not
see your situation clearly.
Confronting a situation
will only result in indigna-
tion and. misunderstand-
Romance will unfold through
business trips. Fitness or
weight loss pro grams will
help your self esteem. Avoid
lending money or belongings
to friends. Your reputation will
Try not to hesitate; act on
your initial instincts. You can
make changes to your domes-
tic scene that will benefit all
who reside there. Real estate
ventures will be to your ad
vantage. Avoid extravagance
or risky financial schemes.
Don't let children hold you
back from doing things you
enjoy. Legal matters that
have been pending may be
alleviated through compro-
mise. You could be tempt-
ed to o'erspend on unnec-
essary items. Listen to the
advice gien b\ those with
Partnerships could be tense.
Don't push your luck. Be cre-
ative in your pursuits. Finish
up any correspondence by
early afternoon. Make
changes around your house
and plan to do some enter-
SHOWDOWN IN ORANGE PARK, THE LUCK OF THE
DRAW ONLY FOR ONE MAN
ORANGE PARK, Fla. --An investigation of a western style
shooting was being made in Orange Park. One man was left
with life-threatening injuries and the other fatally wounded.
Deputies were called around 2:30 in the afternoon to the
400 block of Aurora Boulevard near Aquarius Concourse.
A verbal argument was said to have started the fight which
lead them to shot several times at each other. Sheriff Beseler
also mentioned that it was a mystery to them on the cause of the
argument and how many shots were actually fired. It's a good
thing no one else was around when this occurred. R o b e r t
Webster, 63, died from a gunshot wound to his chest. Charles
Ingram, 57, remains in critical condition after being shot in the
head. Both men were taken to Shands Jacksonville Medical
The investigation is ongoing.
Man Is Cyber Stalked By Ex Girlfriend
A dispatch was made to a dispute at 3737 St Johns Bluff Rd. South
(Silver Springs Apartments). A Police Officer arrived on scene and made con-
tact with one of the victims, Corey.
The victim stated his ex-girlfriend, Danielle (Suspect), has been
harassing and cyber stalking him and his current girlfriend (Victim 2).
Between the above listed dates and times, Danielle, has sent him and his
current girlfriend over 60 harassing e-mails. The suspect also left a letter on
his front door step on 02128/10, and Victim 2 found a letter on her car's wind-
shield today when she came outside from work at ADT. The victim has moved
and changed his telephone number twice but the suspect continues to harass
him and his new girlfriend.
Corey (Victim 1) further stated the suspect logged onto his email and
his Facebook.com account and changed his login and password. He stated
the suspect also emailed people from his account pretending to be him.
Victim 1 attempted to get an injunction against the suspect but it was denied
for no history of violence.
He was given a SAO card and advised of the procedure for contacting
the State's Attorney.
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aguars 2010 NFL Draft is In The Books...
Jacksonville Surprises Fans with Picks I
Special to the Florida Star
fans sat in stunned disbelief
when their team took Tyson
Alualu with the 10th pick in
the first round, but then
many of those same fans
fell to the floor when
Jacksonville's sports icon
was selected by the
Broncos with the 25th pick
in the NFL draft Thursday
"The Denver Broncos
are getting a winner,"
Florida coach Urban Meyer
said. "Tim has a competi-
tive fire that will constantly
push him to get better and
do whatever he can to help
his team win."
Unfortunately, to the
dismay of many (if not all)
women in Jacksonville
over the age of twelve,
Timmy will not be helping
the teal and black.
Denver head coach
Josh McDaniels*is hoping
Tebow will be the eventual
heir apparent to Jay Cutler.
The 2nd year coach took a
huge chance drafting
Tebow in the first round.
Most prognosticators of the
NFL draft had Tebow rated
in the 3rd round at best. His
flawed throwing mechanics
and propensity to run if his
first read is covered were
two things that scouts could
1983 NFL MVP quar-
terback Joe Theismann is
one who thinks he will
"He (Tebow) is not
going to be able to run the
ball like that (in college) in
the NFL," said Theismann.
"You saw what happened to
him against Alabama and
when he gets to the NFL,
every team is going to be
like Alabama with that kind
Tebow holds his arm at
a low enough angle that it
is a winner, no
doubt, a great
and leader in
room. But a
quarterback? To use an
analogy, would you want
someone who has suspect
skills in your office, doing
work he may not be able to
handle, just because he's a
"really swell guy"?
Although he has started
to correct his sidearm
throwing motion, Tebow
will have to adjust to taking
snaps under center -and
dropping back while dodg-
ing the pass rush after oper-
ating almost exclusively
out of the shotgun in col-
"The critics and the
negativity pushed me that
much more," said Tebow.
"It made me work all that
much harder and I think it
made me all the better."
With his athleticism,
Tebow could play other
positions besides QB -
say, tight end or on special
teams and he could be
used in wildcat formations
right away to take advan-
tage of his running prowess
even if he doesn't supplant
Denver's starting QB Kyle
"Tim's a player that's
capable of doing different
things. Could be a game-
plan type thing if we deter-
mine is best early in his
career," Denver coach Josh
McDaniels said. "He's a
guy that gives you an
opportunity to create some
packages like that and if
you want to do that, then
you can get creative."
Former Tampa Bay
Bucs coach and ESPN NFL
analyst Jon Gruden said.
"You are adding one big
time human being to your
(Denver) team. Who knows
when he's going to play or
what he's going to play?"
The former Heisman
trophy winner has the char-
acter traits he will need to
be successful, without a
doubt. But does he have the
physical tools after re-
working his mechanics just
last month? The answer
was not one the Jaguars
brain trust was willing to
risk a 1st round pick for.
They will, however feel the
full force of the Jaguar fans
wrath on September 12 as
the high school legend
makes his first appearance
in Jacksonville on the visi-
Tebow said he was not
surprised the Jaguars
passed on him.
"I only met with them
one time and it was an
interview at the combine,"
Tebow said. "I hadn't had a
workout for them or had a
visit so I didn't really think
they were that interested."
Gruden cannot under-
stand why they wouldn't
be, especially a QB that
grew up in Jacksonville's
"He will develop into a
big time football player,"
said Gruden. "They'll have
a package for Tebow. It
might be in the red zone,
short yardage and goal line,
but this guy is going to give
By CHRISTOPHER SIDERS/ Special to The Florida Star
The Jaguars selected six players in the 2010 NFL Draft and acquired veteran
linebacker Kirk Morrison in a trade with Oakland. The Jaguars had a first round
pick, a third round pick, two fifth round selections and two sixth-round picks (one
compensatory). Four defensive players were selected along with one offensive
player and a return specialist.
The Jaguars selected defensive linemen with their first four picks, tied for the
most defensive linemen selected overall in franchise history. The first day of the
draft consisted of the first round while day two included the second and third rounds
followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday.The Jacksonvillle Jaguars went
into the 2010 draft with needs at DE, OLB, G and C. DE Aaron Kampman will
upgrade a weak pass rush that only had a league-low 14 sacks. The Jaguars surpris-
ingly went for lineman who can rush from the inside. Ignoring their needs on the 0-
line was a complete surprise. Finding a replacement for Brad Meester is going to be
a pressing need soon.
Defensive line coach Joe Cullen could get used to this. Cullen has been with the
Jaguars less than four months and has received two welcoming gifts with the selec-
tion of defensive tackles Tyson Alualu and D'Anthony Smith in the first and third
"Tyson is passionate in the way he plays the game," Cullen said. "He has a
relentless motor and will bring great energy and competitiveness to our team that
will be contagious. He has all the qualities that you look for in a dominating defen-
sive tackle. He is disruptive in the run game and showed great rush ability from all
positions across the front.
"D'Anthony shows all the qualities that you look for in the under tackle posi-
tion," Cullen added of the third-round pick. "Excellent quickness, showed that he
could win the one-on-one rush with both speed and power. He's athletic and quick
and was a two-time captain. He has great upside."
Cullen, who has more than 20 years of coaching experience, will be responsible
for the development of Alualu and Smith. The Jaguars had success in 2009 with
defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, the first of back-to-back third round picks.
Knighton proceeded to start all 16 games as a rookie and finished with six tackles
Cullen has experience working with rookie defensive linemen. He spent three
seasons with the Detroit Lions as defensive line coach from 2006-08 where he
worked with 2008 third-round pick and Jacksonville native Cliff Avril. Under
Cullen's tutelage, Avril led all first-year players with six sacks and four forced fum-
Overall, not a complete waste of a draft (despite angering fans by not succumb-
ing to the "Draft Tebow" pressure) but the Jags did not address pass rushing from
the edge or solidifying the OL. A draft, however, that left many fans scratching their
Round 1, Pick 10: Tyson Alualu, 6'2, 290, DT, Cal: Plays with reckless abandon,
Alualu get low and drives through his blockers. Little burst and seemingly no quick-
ness will make it hard for him to break through NFL caliber lines. Does not have
bulk to eat up space in running lanes either. But, plays with disregard for his own
body and will inspire teammates.
Round 3, Pick 10: D'Anthony Smith, 6'2, 300, DT, Louisiana Tech: A stocky
300 pounder with quick moves. Quick off the snap, he uses his speed to get by
defenders off the snap. Has limited counter moves when someone picks up his blitz.
Marginal against the run, Smiths best fit is as a pass rusher.
Round 5, Pick 12: Larry Hart, 6'0, 240, LB, Central Arkansas: A small school
DE, Hart projects as linebacker. Has a quick burst and good motor to transition to
OLB. Not a natural athlete, he might struggle if left alone in space. Most likely a
career special-teamer and a pass rush specialist.
Round 5, Pick 22: Austen Lane, 6'6, 265, DE, Murray State: Versatile lineman
who can rush from a three point stance, drop into coverage if needed and smother the
run. The level of competition he faced is a concern but has good size and athleticism.
Round 6, Pick 11: Deji Karim, 5'9, 200, RB, Southern Illinois: A shifty scat back
in the Eric Metcalf mold, he does a nice job in space and can catch the ball. A good
combination of size and speed, but needs to work on patience and have better vision
when hitting the holes. Not much of a blocker, he is nothing more than a develop-
mental project who could pan out in upcoming years.
Since the conclusion of the draft, the Jaguars have reached agreements on con-
tracts with 17 undrafted players:
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May 1, 2010
FOR UK MLK OUTREACH, BURROUGH HAS
THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
R I C K
R o S S
by Myesha, Jones
Rick Ross hit the stage at Plush nightclub in Jacksonville, FI on April 22 to promote his
upcoming album Teflon Don set for release in summer 2010. Special guest 4 Mill of Game Over
Records opened the show. Ross kicked off the performance with I'm So Hood, a crowd favorite.
He then took us on a journey through his career featuring Hustling from his debut album Port of
Miami to his latest single Super High featuring Ne-Yo. Kudos to Ross who rocked the stage for
an hour while keeping the crowd hype and Bigga Rankin who hosted the concert.
What would you think of a gift that came wrapped in,
wrinkly brown paper? What if another was presented in just
something ordinary like tissue paper? How about still another
that was given wrapped in beautiful, glossy paper with ribbons
and satin bows? If the gift bearer was Roslyn Burrough, then no
matter the wrapping, whatever you'd receive could be nothing
short of extraordinary, because that is just what this accom-
plished and internationally renowned performing artist is to fans
around the globe!
Recently back from presenting a very successful, enter-
taining and most importantly, educational, Martin Luther King Jr.
Awareness Program in the United Kingdom to the elementary
school students of the prestigious Lakeside Primary School in
Cardiff, Wales, Roslyn Burrough is full of vim and vigor and ready
to perform in her home town of Jacksonville, Florida or any other
place in the world! Friends and colleagues know her as Roz, a
brilliant performer who has appeared in over 17 Broadway musi-
cals and carries 40 years of professional experience around
(possibly in the wide sleeves of her beautiful and flowing African
inspired attire) with her and has shared it with audiences made
up of scores of children just like the ones she met in the United
Lakeside Primary School is a large multi cultural school
situated in a suburb of Cardiff. With its vast playground and large
attractive building in which the school is situated, it is the educa-
tional home to 590 multi-ethnic students. There are 27 different
languages at the school and 39% of the student population has
English as their additional language. Ms. Burrough's grandchil-
dren, Roslyn 9 and Walter 7, attend the school. Her recent pres-
entation was given to a large assembly where she invited the chil-
dren's participation in their own learning as she used the
metaphor of the gift in varied wrapped boxes to demonstrate and
teach them about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of toler-
ance and acceptance through non-violence.
Only knowing that the children had heard of Dr. King, Ms.
Burrough felt the "three boxes exercise" was a great way to
expand their knowledge of the extraordinary civil rights leader. I
showed them a box wrapped shabbily, one wrapped fancy, and
one just sort of no-frills, ordinary. Through the discussion we got
to the heart of the matter: It doesn't matter how we look on the
outside, we are all the same on the inside." explains Burrough ,
"Children are the same everywhere. They love the excitement of
stage participation and all the attention that goes with it. They
learn quickly and can transform into "star" status in a moment!
Roslyn and Walter certainly did. They got.admiring nods from
their peers; no matter how young or old we are, that's a terrific
"We were delighted that Roslyn was able to visit our
school and to work with the children. Her assembly presentation
was fantastic. She engaged the pupils from the start with her
singing and then proceeded to inform them about life in the USA
in the 1950s and how Martin Luther King helped changed peo-
ple's attitudes towards each other. She involved pupils in a fabu-
lous activity that demonstrated that it doesn't matter what you
look like as long as you have love in your heart a very important
message that the children really understood. The assembly fin-
ished with a march and a song in which all pupils and staff par-
ticipated. The presentation was very relevant to our pupils, 48%
of which are from ethnic minority backgrounds. We have relative-
ly few incidents of a racist nature but when they do occur we take
them very seriously. The visit from Roslyn helped us reinforce our
messages." Quoted Liz Counsell, Head Teacher, Lakeside
Primary School. "We look forward to her return".
Ms. Burrough is excited about the possibility of presenting
her program of diversity initiatives on an ongoing basis. "Without
a doubt, Ms. Burrough is an effective Ambassador of Goodwill!"
Says another teacher: "She instantly dissolves the color line by
creating an atmosphere of acceptance and friendship." In Wales,
her program proved to be a welcomed bridge bringing the US and
UK closer together in the understanding of Dr. King's vision of a
world where people are judged by their character rather than by
their skin color. The Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation,
"Kids for King" project, provided beautiful age appropriate books
for all of the children at Lakeside Primary School.
2010 Mr. and Miss Universal
The crowning of the 2010 Mr. and Miss
Universal Teen took place on Saturday, April
17, at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum.
The evening began with an opening production
number where 19 contestants (male and female
high school students) danced to rhythmic
sounds as they displayed their cultural attire.
Later, each participant
modeled formal attire and
answered an "impromptu"
question which was asked
by the- Mistress of
Ceremony, Renee Simone
Director, Clear Channel).
2010 Universal Teen
Winners & Court
2010 Mr. & Miss Universal
Teen William L. Freeman
(Terry Parker) and Jessica
Polote (Paxon School of
1st Runners Up Chris Hogan (Jean
Ribault High) and Danielle Sanders
2nd Runners Up -Arkeem Sturgis
(Arlington Country Day School) and
Tyler Jackson (Paxon- School of
3rd Runners Up -Alonzo Phillips (First
Coast High) and Aierress Hannah
(Stanton College Preparatory)
The Universal Teen Scholarship
Program is a ten week pro-
gram sponsored by the
Women of Color Cultural
Foundation, Inc. Over the
course of this ten week pro-
gram, participants attend a
variety of workshops, all
designed to equip them
with life skills.
The Universal Teen
Scholarship Program is
based on the following 10
components: Completion of
the application package;
Business attire; Written
essay; Personal introduc-
tion; Cultural attire; Formal
wear; Impromptu question;
The Ebony & Ivory
Gala (a signature event of
the Women of Color
Cultural Foundation) is the
fundraising event for the
Universal Teen Scholarship
Program. This year's
Ebony & Ivory Gala will be
held on Saturday,
September 18th at the
Jacksonville Omni Hotel. Please call
904.635.5191 for more information.
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Howard Dodson, Jr. to Retire as Director of
The New York Public Library's Schomburg
Center for Research in
New York, NY, April
Dodson, Jr., a national
leader in the movement
to preserve African
American history, will
retire from his position
as Director of The New
York Public Library's
ScoSchomburg Center for
Research in Black
Culture in February
2011. At the Schomburg
his visionary leadership
over 25 years developed
the Center into the
world's leading and
most prestigious reposi-
tory for materials and
Artifacts on the global
"I never imagined that 25 years would go by so fast and
that so much would be accomplished in that time to honor our
ancestors while preserving their history and heritage," says Dodson.
"It has been an honor and privilege to play a part in making the
Schomburg Center an institution of respect and renown."
Under his direction, the Center,which has grown into a
75,000 square-foot complex--has produced unprecedented pro-
grams and exhibitions, enhanced the accessibility of its materials
through digital initiatives, doubled its collections from 5 to more
than 10 million items, and built a national membership base of
more than 10,000 people.
"Howard Dodson's superb leadership in all the areas of the
Center's operations leave it strongly positioned for future service
and continued growth", said Library President Paul LeClerc. "He
combines a deep commitment
to scholarship with an instinct for dynamic public outreach. This
blend of attributes has enabled Howard to build the Schomburg into
a robust hub of African American culture and a model for other
libraries and institutions."
"In addition to the cultural legacy he leaves on site in
Harlem, Howard has brought the resources of the Center to a broad
audience beyond its walls," said Library Chairman Catherine
Marron. "Through innovative digital resources, travelling exhibi-
tions, and outside collaborations Howard has extended the
Schomburg's reach and reputation to an international audience. His
passion and commitment have helped all Americans understand the
important history of people of African descent."
A search committee chaired by Library trustees Gordon
Davis and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been formed to oversee
the recruitment of a new Director. "Howard's combined manageri-
al skills, intellectual interests and entrepreneurial talents have con-
tributed to phenomenal growth of the Schomburg Center," says Dr.
Gates. "We celebrate his accomplishments and thank him for his
unwavering commitment and passion over the last 25 years."
The roots of The New York Public Library's Schomburg
Center for Research in Black Culture extend to 1925 when the
Library's Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints was
founded in the 135th Street Branch. The personal collection of dis-
tinguished scholar and bibliophile Arturo Alfonso Schomburg was
added to the Division in 1926. In 1972 it was designated as one of
the Library's Research Libraries, and in 1980 a modern new bild-
ing was constructed. Howard Dodson was hired as Chief of the
Center in 1984.
Dodson spearheaded the development of two capital cam-
paigns for the Schomburg Center that raised over $40 million to
support the expansion and renovation of the Center's facilities and
fund its diverse programs and services. The first completed in 1991,
raised $15.2 million in public and private funds. The second round,
a 75th Anniversary Campaign launched in 2000, raised $26 mil-
lion.The Center's annual operating budget has increased from a
million to $6 million under his leadership.
During his tenure he has brought notable collections to the
Schomburg including the papers of such figures as Malcolm X,
Ralph Bunche, Nat King Cole, Lorraine Hansberry, Arthur Ashe,
Panamanian journalist and Ambassador George Westerman; as well
as the collections of anthropologists Melville Herskovits and St.
Clair Drake. Collections of photographs by Marvin and Morgan
Smith, Austin Hansen, and Margaret Courtney-Clark, and the Bill
Greaves documentary film and video collection, and the South
Africa Now program archive have also been acquired under
Dodson's leadership. Resources documenting the black presence in
Latin America and the Caribbean have also been strengthened.
Publishing projects Dodson spearheaded have included
numerous microform editions of collections of original documents,
a six volume encyclopedia of African American history and culture,
ence and interpretative works on African-American and African
Diasporan themes. The Center has also supported thousands of
works by scholars, artists, educators, journalists and filmmakers
through its rich and diverse collections.
Under Dodson's stewardship the Schomburg Center has
been an innovator in using the Internet to increase access to library
materials. It published the online edition of books by 19th-Century
African American women writers and a large collection of photos,
which helped foster the development of Black Women Studies
offered at prominent universities and colleges around the country.
Today Digital Schomburg, the Center's portal to digital resources
offers access to several major exhibitions such as In Motion: The
African American Migration Experience, which examines thirteen
defining migrations that formed and transformed African America;
The Abolition of the Slave Trade: the Hidden Story, which looks at
the long process of eradicating the slave trade to the Western
Hemisphere; and African Americans and American Politics, which
documents the role of African Americans in United States' politics
from the time of the country's founding through today. These the-
matic projects showcase thousands of texts and images
Schomburg's Collections while also providing new s
insights into African and African Diasporan history and ct
Dodson expanded and enhanced the quality
Schomburg Center's exhibitions, public programs, anc
events. He personally curated or co-curated over 25 exhibit
produced and presented major tribute programs at the Shi
Majestic Theaters on Broadway, as well as at Carnegie I
numerous thought-provoking exhibitions curated by Dods<
largely on the Center's collections, include: Malcolm X:.
for Truth; Black New Yorkers: Black New York; Stereo
Humantypes: Images of Blacks in the 19th and 20th Centt
"Lest We Forget": The Triumph Over Slavery, which was
by the UNESO Slave Route Project. Multilingual version
exhibition have travelled to over 30 venues in Africa, Eu
Caribbean and Latin America.
During his tenure, Dodson established three prog
aspiring and established scholars: a Junior Scholars Pro
eleven to seventeen year-olds; a Summer Institute for col
iors; and a post doctoral Scholars-in-Residence Progr
Junior Scholars program ran for eight years and served 15C
annually through a 25-week Saturday program in Black hi
culture. More than 1,200 students overall participated.
year-old Summer Institute offers 10 college seniors an
six-week program designed to encourage them to pursue
degrees in the Humanities. The Center's 23-year-old Scd
Residence Program has annually supported four to sbi
researching projects based on the Center's collections. To
scholars have benefited from this program.
Dodson also played a national leadership role in
ing and memorializing New York City's African Burial Gr
led the efforts to establish it as a national monument w
National Parks system and produced the re-interment and
tion ceremonies. He has contributed to developing and p
heritage sites including The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty
Center at the Audubon Ballroom and the National C
Documenting Afro Colombian Culture in Quibdo, Colomb
America. He also served on the Presidential commission
lish the Smithsonian's National Museum of African
History and Culture, and was an advisor on the Freed
National Monument in Pretoria, South Africa.
Howard Dodson was born in Chester, Pennsy
1939. He graduated from West Chester State College in 1
a degree in social studies and secondary education and
received a Masters Degree in history and political scien,
Villanova University. Dodson joined the Peace (
1964, serving for two years in Ecuador and subs
ly as a national Peace Corps office staff memn
then entered a Doctoral program in "History o
People and Race Relations" at the Univel
California at Berkeley, where he focused on the (
active history of slavery in the Western Hem
Prior to joining the Schomburg Center he was a,
ant in the Office of the Chairman of the I
Endowment for the Humanities. He served in at
of capacities from 1970
to 1979 at the Institute
for the Black World in
Executive Director from
1974 to 1979.
In 1991 Dodson JACKSONVILLE
was asked by New York PUL!C LIBRk'
City Mayor David st Here. oAmwhere.
Dinkins to chair the
Committee for the lIator
African Burial Ground | h'lction
Project. He was a Trust
founding member of the
Board of Directors of
the Upper Manhattan
serving on its executive
committee and as Chair
of its Cultural Arts
Committee. He served
as vice chairman and a ,
member of the Board of
the Apollo Theatre and
was a member of the
Scientific and Technical "How C
Committee of the
UNESCO Slave Route
Project for 10 years. com mei
Dodson has lec-
tured widely on various retired
issues nationally and
internationally and has Programs at th
written for numerous
publications as well as
appeared regularly on
radio and television. An
acclaimed author, his
Becoming American: Closi
Journey; In Motion: the
Jubilee: the Emergence
Culture; and The Black
New Yorkers: The
been awarded Honorary
Doctorates by Villanova
University (2007), The ,
City University of New
York (2006); West ['- "- .
Chester State University '. '. -'-
(2005); Adelphi -' ."
University (2004); and.*'..
Widner University .
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