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What formula is used when sentencing Black folks? What formula is used when sentencing a law enforcement officer who commits a criminal act, such as the killing of a suspect? In December 2009, Patricia Spottedcrow and her 50-year-old mother sold a dime worth of weed to a police informant while at her mothers house in Oklahoma for $11.00. The grandmother received cash from her 9-year-old grandson to make change for the buyer. Two weeks later, the same informant purchased $20 worth of weed while again at her mothers house and while the children were present. Both Sspottedcrow and Starr were arrested. Because neither had ever been arrested, they would not accept an offered deal of two year for the small amount of marijuana. Therefore, the judge gave Mrs. Starr a 30-year suspended sentence and no incarceration and five years of drug and alcohol assessments. But her daughter, Patricia, with no consideration for the children, the female judge said that selling weed was a way of life for her, even though she worked at a nursing home, and gave her ten years for distribution and two for possession. She will be eligible for parole in 2014. Ida Keeling is 95years of age and just set a world record for running 60 meters in under 30 seconds 29.86 seconds. The lady is 46Ž and weights 83 pounds. Ms. Keeling started running when she was 67-years of age and ran her first 5K race at 69. Her goal is to live to be 108, four years longer than her grandmother. Signs against abortion are not uncommon but to target African American women at this time and in this manner, is extremely dramatic. You see, African American women are not the only group of women who may have abortions. They may have more reported abortions because of finance but not actually more abortions. Many are very upset about these signs that were up last year in Atlanta with reported plans to be displayed throughout the southern states and in Black neighborhoods. Black women are already portrayed as harder to get along with. Now they are being portrayed as killers. One reader of The Florida Star said this may be an effort to expand the trend of mixed relationships, taking the Black males away. Others say it is an effort to destroy Black pride by working at every angle. One caller asked if having a president that is smart and the product of a mixed relationship that frightening? Such signs are planned for Florida. 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Kfc"Mggnkpi.";7 Tgx0"Qoctquc Ocpkicwnv/ Uvcnnyqtvj Otu0"Fgnkvc"Uvctt"cpf"jgt"itcpf"ejknftgp"chvgt"oqvjgt""ycu"ugpvgpegf"vq"32"{gctu"kp rtkuqp0""Vjg"ejknftgp"ygtg";."6."5"cpf"n0 Linda Dayson, founder and director of Hurting Families with Children in Crime, Inc., hosted a candle light vigil for the Curtis Moss family on Monday night. Curtis died while in police custody last Tuesday after being taken into custody at a Westside hotel. Some how, Moss became disoriented while staying with his girl friend and his mother, stating he was concerned about people outside on the parking lot. The officers said they took him into custody because he appeared to be delusional as he struggled with police. After they realized, according to reports, the officers felt Moss was in medical distress, an officer performed CPR on him and he was taken to Orange Park Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The officers said there were no weapons used and there were no electronic control device used. Moss, according to reports, has had mental issues in the past and was on medication. It was also reported that Moss had a similar situation last year and a Taser was used to detain him. The family is very concerned about Moss death and are requesting a thorough investigation. The seven officers who participated in trying to control Moss, were placed on paid administrative leave. Moss had served time for armed robbery, assault of a pregnant woman and drug possession. He was released in 2004 after serving 22-months. Americans, specifically the low income, the unemployed, African Americans and other minorities, there is a pattern that is now being used in this country that at the rate it is going, we will have two classes of people, the rich and the poor. In fact, we are on track for those without money, to lose major rights and benefits. This pattern can be changed, but only you can make the change. Regardless of your income or your religion, you must take the necessary steps YOU MUST VOTE It has been reported that 17,000 are now listed among the ineligible voters in Duval County. Get it straight! Make sure you are not on the list. Tony Hansberry, 16, has been making history for quite some time here in Jacksonville. His mother is a registered nurse and his father is the pastor of an AME church. When he was 14-years-old in ninth grade, he presented a surgical procedure designed to reduce the risk of complications and simplify the method used to sew up the patient after completing hysterectomies. He did so before surgeons during a simulated education and safety research program at Shands at Jacksonville. Now Tony is in eleventh grade, still at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School, a magnet school that focuses on the medical field. This time, he traveled to Washington, D.C. to represent the Boys Scouts of America as they highlighted the years achievements including national service, conservation, healthy living and community involvement. He was chosen from Boy Scouts throughout the U. S. and was able to meet President Obama while on the trip.

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Bedtime stories are complicated for black families. Take Addy. I will never forget page 23 of 'Meet Addy: An American Girl.' Addy is forced, by an overseerer with a whip in his hands, to eat live worms that she missed while tending tobacco plants. I came to page 23 while reading aloud to my 6-year-old daughter. She was tucked beneath a patchwork quilt. Her room had two lovely windows looking out onto a pear tree. There was a three-story dollhouse that looked just like our pink townhouse down to the sponge-painted interior walls. Her head was resting on a floral Laura Ashley pillow. When I got to the part in the story where Addy's Poppa was sold, Caroline's brown eyes looked worried. When we got to the live worms exploding in Addy's mouth, I saw tears. My daughter asked me to keep reading. She wanted to know what happened. I wasn't sure if I should keep reading. Was Caroline old enough to take in the harsh realities of slavery and stolen childhood? Was Addy stealing my daughter's innocence? We kept reading. Eventually Caroline asked why the author hadn't chosen to write about a black girl living in Harlem during the Renaissance, or a black girl growing up as a campus kid on a historically black college like Fisk. She wanted to know why her white friends got books with characters who looked like them and drank tea in Colonial Williamsburg (Felicity), or lived in a mansion (Samantha) while she got a character that looked like her and got tortured. I didn't have an easy answer. What I had was a great big library, hundreds and hundreds of books, fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose, song books and picture books, depicting a very wide variety of black lives written to uplift and to provoke, to entertain and to educate, written to inspire young black readers. But most importantly, I had 'Popo and Fifina' a book written by Langston Hughes and Caroline's great grandfather, Arna Bontemps. Published in 1932 'Popo and Fifina' is a quietly exuberant tale of a brother and a sister growing up in Haiti. The children have adventures, a trip to a Lighthouse, and adjustments, a move from the hill town they know to the seaside town they don't. The tone is at once realistic and serene. 'Popo and Fifina' is an invitation to explore the world and language. It's an invitation not to let difficulties eclipse us. It's a respite from slavery narratives. And it is a black kid lit classic. I'm feeling pretty good about "Addy" these days. Caroline graduated from Harvard last May. In June she began teaching in the Mississippi Delta. All her first graders have brown faces. And they love to read. She tells me their favorite book is Hamilton's 'Her Stories.' Caroline loved that book too, but she didn't love it till she was about ten. Her six year old students are precocious in many good ways. Caroline's contribution to that has everything to do with reading about how hard Addy had it, and how Addy worked to make a difference--prepared for by all the Bontemps, Hughes, Du Boise, Hamilton, Dunbar, Woodson and others she had been read before Addy. This Black History Month let's stop to honor the black kid lit greats: W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) who created and published The Brownies' Book (1920-1921) a magazine for black kids that is arguably the best magazine for children ever published in America Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) who writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and editing anthologies has been acclaimed the father of the modern African-American children's book. Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002) black kid lit's great novelist; Paul Lawrence Dunbar (18721906) whose poetry first dared celebrate the beauty and brilliance of black children and black language; and Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) the man who gave us Black History Week and who, through mentoring and publishing ,played a defining role in the development of black kid lit non-fiction. These five knew what none of us can afford to forget: Young black readers grow to be strong black leaders. Bedtime in the briarpatch is the powerful place black children grow the intellectual and emotional strength to discern when to upturn a world that will not uplift them. PAGE A-2THE STAR FEBRUARY 26 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame EDITORIAL --CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT DENNIS WADE SALES & MARKETING MAY FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR JULIA BOWERS, CRIME & JUSTICE ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNER BETTY DAVIS LIFESTYLE/ SOCIETY COLUMNISTInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features: Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)BODINE Alexander, 42, died February 20, 2011. BROWN Cleveland, 88, died February 13, 2011. BURKE Bessie, 63, died February 19, 2011. COCHRAN, Lena Cooper, 88, died February 20, 2011. MALONE William Drew, 62, died February 21, 2011. MATTHIAS Lamoya, 21, Baby Boy,Ž died February 13, 2011. MAULTSBY Eddie B, died February 18, 2011. McKENZIE, Leon, died February 20, 2011. RICHARDSON SaFera, died February 20, 2011. SAMPSON Nadine, 87, died February 14, 2011. SELLERS Laterrance, 26, died February 17, 2011. SHARP James V., 86, died February 21, 2011.~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS ASBELL, Judy Paris, 67, died February 20, 2011. BRADWELL Elnora L., died February 23, 2011. CROSSLEN, Doris Alford, 86, died February 21, 2011. HAMPTON, Margie, died February 22, 2011. HOWARD, Fern Elvina McIntosh 82, died February 20, 2011. McLAIN Estelle Beecher, 80, died February 18, 2011. MOORE, Emma J. Rogers, died February 22, 2011. NICHOLS Stephen Edward, 44, died February 19, 2011. RAULERSON Anna Rita James, 49, died February 20, 2011. WALKER Dorothy Lee, 79, died February 18, 2011. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor Sunday Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Church School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . . . . .10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE A-3 THE STAR FEBRUARY 26, 2011 Tune In To IMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.WCGL-AM 1360The Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host CHURCH Paynes Chapel A.M.E. Church2200 Albany Street, P.O. Box 759, Brunswick, GA 31520 (912) 261-9555 Rev. Richard Hutcherson, Pastor Worship Opportunities: Sunday Church School A Life Changing ExperienceŽ . . 9:15 10:55 a.m. Morning Worship Service . . . . . . 11:00 a.m. Church at Study (Weekly Bible Study) Monday Nights . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 8:30 p.m. Join Us as We Study the Word of God and Enrich Our Souls! DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES FELLOWSHIP ANNIVERSARIES Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934 Rev. Clarence Kelby Heath, PastorGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study-6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study-12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. ~ Worship Service ~ HISTORIC SAINT PAUL A.M.E ., 150 Wolfe St., Brunswick, GA Recently celebrated their 142nd Church Anniversary on February 22, 2011. Their Guest Speaker was Rev. Ronald Hamilton of Browns Chapel AME of White Oak, GA. Featuring: The Mathis Elite Praise Team and Unspoken Praise of Brunswick Job Corps. GODS TEMPLE OF LOVE, 358 Martin Luther King Blvd., Kingsland, GA and Pastor Marvin Young present THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUTREACH MINISTRY FOR JESUS CHRIST February 27, 2011 at 12:00 noon. The Overseer is Bro. Nathaniel Goosby. Special Guests are: Evg. Sandy Goosby, Evg. Mae Demps, Evg. Inda Lawson, Deacon Daniel Lawson, Minister David Scott, Youth Evg. Latisha Tucker, Prophet Sonny Singletary, Min. of Music Evg. Earnest Setzler, Gospel Artist Blacklite & Ladybug, along with our guest speaker Prophet Nathaniel Gardner of The Upper Room Ministry. MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH 1319 N. Myrtle Ave. -The officers and members, along with the Pastors Appreciation Planning Committee will celebrate Elder Lee Harris, 18 years of committed and dedicated service to the Mt. Olive Church Family and surrounding communities on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. For more information call 904-355-0015. SUPREME 7 ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELEBRATION -Big Twiones Music and The Integrity Solution will present the 17th Anniversary Concert Celebration of Supreme 7, a Jacksonville based quarter group on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1824 Prospect St. Special Guests include: The Straughter Sisters of Valdosta, GA, Rev. JD Sapp & The Angelic Voices, The Voices of Faith of Montgomery, AL and The Brightside Gospel Singers of Tallassee, FL; the MC will be Bro. Freddie Rhodes of WCGL-AM 1360. For ticket information call Antwione Peterson at 904505-5750 or Eric Carter at 904-517-6629. WEST ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 1435 West State St., and Rev. Willie J. Jones, Sr., Pastor, invite you to share in our Churchs 53rd and Pastors 17th Anniversary and Retirement Celebration to held on Sunday, February 13th, 20th and 27th, 4:00 p.m. nightly. Rev. Willie J. Jones, Sr., the Pastor of West St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church is retiring after 17 years. Please come celebrate with us. CHURCH FELLOWSHIP WORSHIP MINISTRIES Join Bishop Bruce V. Allen and the Church Fellowship Worship Ministries, March 9-13, as we celebrate our 13th Pastor and Church Anniversary. This years theme is The Year of Turn-Around.Ž You do not want to miss this spirit-filled event with dynamic speakers: Wednesday 3/9 7:00 PM Pastor Louis Fields, Grace International Church € Thursday 3/10 7:00 PM Pastor Eugene Diamond, Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church € Friday 3/11 7:00 PM Pastor Leofric Thomas, Open Arms Christian Fellowship € Saturday 3/12 9:00 am Mens Prayer Breakfast Bishop A.C. Richardson, New Life Evangelistic Center € Sunday 3/13 10:00 am Apostle Fred Gooden III, Divine Influence Worship Ministries € Sunday 3/13 5:00 PM Bishop Allen T.D. Wiggins, The Hope Church of Orlando. Saturday events also include a Womens Luncheon at 1:00 PM and youth activities at 5:00 PM. The church is located at 8808 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville. For more info contact: 904-924-0000. THE ST. SIMON BAPTIST CHURCH Family of Orange Park, FL of which the Rev. W.H. Randall is the Founding Pastor, invites the public to their 20th year Church and Pastors Anniversary Celebration This years theme is: Glorifying GOD Through Body BuildingŽ as found in 1st Peter Chapter 2: Verse 5 (Holy Bible KJV). The Following Special Sunday Services Will Be Observed During the Entire Month: €2nd Sunday, Feb. 13th … Red Ribbon Day … Dress in Red for (Life) The Blood of JESUS, and (Love) For GOD is Love €3rd Sunday, Feb. 20th … Grand Celebration Day … A Special 4:00p.m., 20th Year Church, Pastor and First Ladys Anniversary Celebration Worship Service €4th Sunday, Feb. 27th … Youth Day and Black History Celebration … Dress in African Heritage Attire. The Church is located at 1331 Miller St., Orange Park, FL. For further details, contact the Church Anniversary Committee at (904) 215-3300 or visit the Church website at www.stsimonbc.org Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH MDG, FL. MUSICIAN NEEDED. PLEASE CALL: 904-272-5100 For Interview. GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH wish to invite you to worship with us and be our special guest at our Annual Black History Day Celebration February 27th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Our guest speaker for 11:00 a.m. will be State Attorney, The Honorable Angela Corey; and, our 3:00 p.m. speaker will be Pastor Anthony Mincey, Pastor of Fisher of Men International Harvest Center of Jacksonville. Music will be rendered by New Creation Gospel Singers of Jacksonville. For more information, call 904-359-0661. Dinner will be served after each service. SHILOH METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 1118 W. Beaver St., Jacksonville Musical Tribute to African American Composers & Performers, Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. In Loving Memory of THOMAS EUGENE ABRAMS, JR. (a/k/a Psycho) October 4, 1972 February 28, 2004 Seven years ago we lost our star. Seven years ago he was found murdered, left in the trunk of his car. We are continually seeking justice for those who were involved in his death. STOP THEVIOLENCE USE YOUR TALENTS

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L L IFE IFE S S TYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽPAGE A-4THE STARFEBRUARY 26, 2011(Unless otherwise specified) Thank you for sharing your events and stories for the column each week! Because of you readers are there with you each week. Fo r column entries you may contact me directly at 904-571-1182, Toll Free Fax 866-488-6407 or by e-mail at: badavis@watsonrealtycorp.com SEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER ! A Ladies’ Luncheon & Tea Party in Honor of Geraldine Cynthia Williams Smith, Ed. D.On a perfectly beautiful morning in January, many ladies took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Geraldine Cynthia Williams Smith, Ed.D. The occasion was a celebration of the recent retirement and birthday of Dr. Smith. It was also a surprise! The ladies gathered at Epping Forest Yacht Club for a ladies luncheon. Hats, pearls, and gloves desired, but not requiredŽ is what the invitation read. Guests gathered in the Brandywine Room, where they enjoyed butler passed hors doeuvres, punch, and lemon water, in anticipation of the celebration of their friend. Dr. Smith was told that she was meeting her daughter for a luncheon. When Smith entered the room, she was greeted with the traditional SURPISE!Ž It was clear that the story worked! Smith briefly visited with well-wishers, family, and friends from over the years. The group later moved into the South Terrace where the luncheon celebration officially began. The luncheon began with an impromptu blessing given by Mrs. Derya Williams, A Links, Incorporated sister of Dr. Smith. While being served their salads and their choice of Crab Cake or Chicken Wellington, guests enjoyed stories and antidotes about their special friend. Mrs. Alpha Brannon spoke of the years in high school, where she admired the only female French horn player in New Stantons famous marching band and how their relationship has reconnected when the Les Finesse Bridge Club was established in the 1990s. Mrs. Janet Owens spoke of Smiths dedication to St. Philips Episcopal Church, where she has served in various capacities including lay reader and lay speaker and Eucharistic minister. Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc talked about the younger adult years,Ž when they went on trips together and were often on the social set. The two currently serve together as president (Smith) and vice president (LeBlanc) of the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Dr. Brenda Simmons brought the memories full-circle as she spoke of their many years of friendship, which include their years at New Stanton High School, being administrators at Florida Community College of Jacksonville, the sisterhood in being members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Les Finesse Bridge Club, and the Jacksonville Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and most recently their kindred connection to Greys Anatomy. Other well wishers came up to share stories that included Mesdames Betty Asque Davis, Bess Canty, and Teri Stepter. After lunch, a toast was made to the guest of honor. Smith then took the opportunity to share with her guests and friends some of her special memories. Perhaps the most ironic and beautiful part of the afternoon was when Smith shared that as a child she was brought to the DuPont Estate, to what is now the mansion at Epping Forest Yacht Club, by her godmother who was a local caterer of the time. It was in the very room that the event was being held that as an eight year old, Smith sat in a large wing-back chair in front of a the roaring fireplace and said to herself, when I grow up, I want to have tea parties in a place like this.Ž Her daughter, Karen, who hosted the event, did not know this story as she planned the surprise celebration for her mother. In fact, a week or so before, the event was to take place in a different room, but for some reason unknown to her, Karen wanted to change the location. As she continued, Smith shared the love and encouragement of her late parents, Edward and Willie Mae Williams, and how they inspired and encouraged her, along with many others, her entire lifetime. It was truly a beautiful afternoon filled with memories and laughter. Dr. Smith, a native of Jacksonville, graduated from New Stanton High School and went on to receive her bachelors of arts in English literature from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. After graduation, she moved to Chicago, IL with her husband where she started her career teaching eighth grade at Crispus Attucks Grammar School in Chicagos Cabrini Greene. The couple later moved to Oxford, MS for graduate school, where they each integrated their graduate programs. Smith received her Masters of Art in English Literature, with a thesis on Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance.Ž After graduate school the couple moved back to Smiths native city of Jacksonville. She taught in the Duval County Public Schools for a short while, later moving on to what was at the time, Florida Junior College. Smith served as a professor and administrator of English and humanities. She later moved to St. Johns River Community College, where she served in an administrative capacity as Dean of various departments. A good time was had by all at this celebratory Ladies Luncheon and Tea Party, in honor of Geraldine Cynthia Williams Smith, Ed. D., stated Ms. Karen Estella Smith, daughter of the honoree. Dr. Geraldine Smith, Ms. Karen Estella Smith and Mrs. Chandra Jordan. Mrs. Jordan had the responsibility of getting Dr. Smith to the Surprise Tea Party. Ms. Karen Estella Smith, who planned the lovely Tea Party for her Mother shows a big smile of satisfaction and pleasure for a perfectly planned party. Friends that included Mesdames Kenney, Cunningham, Gilmore, Belton, Cody and Gayle. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with her daughter Ms. Karen Estella Smith 50th Anniversary Regional Expo Held in Jacksonville to Showcase Peace Corps ProgramsOne of nine events across the country to highlight five decades of serviceWashington, D.C. -The National Peace Corps Association(NPCA), the nations leading 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and the Peace Corps community, and the Peace Corps announced today an Around the World Expo will be held in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 27. This expo is one of nine regional events nationwide to highlight the contributions of Peace Corps volunteers and celebrate the programs 50th anniversary. Our goal is to highlight the accomplishments of the Peace Corps over the last 50 years while inspiring the next generation of volunteers,Ž said Kevin Quigley, president of the National Peace Corps Association (Thailand, 1976-79). These expos will be a way for people who have only heard about the Peace Corps to come see it up close.Ž A collaborative effort between NPCA, the Peace Corps and local member groups, the expos provide an opportunity for the general public and RPCVs to celebrate the countries where Peace Corps Volunteers have served. Attendees will be able to hear firsthand from former Volunteers about their experiences and projects around the world. Peace Corps and NPCA staff members will be on hand to lead workshops and answer questions on various recruitment and education initiatives. The expos are timed to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedys creation of the Peace Corps in 1961. Free and open to the public, they are aimed at people interested in volunteering, teachers looking for new ways to engage students and RPCVs seeking to reconnect with former colleagues. One panel will feature RPCVs from the Jacksonville area who continue to build on their Peace Corps experience in service to their own communities and around the world. The first expo will be held Sunday, Feb. 27, in Jacksonville, Fla. at the conference center at the main public library at 303 North Laurel St. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. Scheduled speakers include Kenton Ayers (Ecuador, 1979-81), regional manager for the Peace Corps in Atlanta, Ga.; NPCA Vice President Anne Baker (Fiji, 1985-87); and Michael Fackler (Poland, 1996-98), president of First Coast Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The anniversary expos provide an opportunity for everyone to get a hands-on experience through story-telling, workshops and demonstrations,Ž adds Quigley. In essence, well be bringing the world home to help inspire a new generation of volunteers.Ž To learn more about the expositions, visit: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/peace-corps-50th-anniversary/50thexpos/ Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith arriving at her Surprise Tea Party Friends that included Mesdames McCarthy, McCarthy, Mumford, Dudley and Mumford Mrs. Dana Sprott Cunningham and Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with her sisters of Les Finesses Bridge Club. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith mingles during her Surprise Tea Party. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith as she gave remarks at her Surprise Tea Party. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with her Link Sisters of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated. Dr. Smith is the chapter president. Dr. Brenda Robinson Simmons and Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith. Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with special friends Mesdames Madeline Scales-Taylor, Janet Garrett Owens and Cynthia Nixon. Family members together-Dr. Lois Davis Gibson and Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith.

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FEBRUARY 26, 2011 THE STAR PAGE A-5 Areas Best, Most Fun, Most Heated, Most Prescient, Most Efficacious Talk Show!3:00 to 6:00 p.m.Week days onFM 105.3 WJSJagain from9:00 12:00 p.m. NE Florida and SE Georgias Best Talk StationAndy off-air: 904-568-0769On-air:(904) 854-TALKemail:downtobusinessandy@yahoo.com www.radiofreejax.com Why Wait?LET THE POST OFFICE DELIVER THE FLORIDA or GEORGIA STAR TO YOUI want a One Year Subscription to The Florida or Georgia Star!Please donate 10% of my paid Subscription to the non-profit organization listed below. Please send my Paid Subscription to: Name ___________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________________________________ State ____________ Zip Code _______________ Name of Organization for Donation: ________________________________________ _________________________________________ A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE ()6 Months $22.00 ()One Year $40.00 ()2 Years -$70.00 SEND TO:The Florida/Georgia Star Post Office Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL32203-40629 www.thefloridastar.com D o w n to B u siness A nd y J o h nsonwith Cash, Money Order, Check, PayPal, and/or Credit Card Accepted Tom Meeks of Nicholls, GA is hiring 12 temporary Farm Workers needed 2/11/11 through 11/18/11 at 40 hrs. per week. Duties include harvesting, maintenence, pruning and fertilization of blueberries. Wage is 9.11 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Minimum guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonable return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expenses provided when completion of 50% of work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 7905830 J.C. Castro of Lyons, GA. is hiring 72 temporary Farm Workers needed from 3/20/2011 through 5/01/2011, @ 40 hrs. per week. Duties include; clipping, bagging, harvesting, loading and unloading of Vidalia Onions. Wage is 9.11 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Minimum guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonable return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expenses provided when completion of 50% of work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 7916378 Elias Flores of Glennville, GA. is hiring 44 temporary Farm Workers needed from 4/11/2011 through 5/31/2011, @ 40 hrs. per week. Duties include; clipping, bagging, harvesting, loading and unloading of Vidalia Onions. Wage is 9.11 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Minimum guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonable return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expenses provided when completion of 50% of work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 7914303 INVITATION TO BID JPA PROJECT NO. 003.2044.175 JPA CONTRACT NO. C-1350 REPAIRS TO YOKOHAMA FENDERS FOR THE JACKSONVILLE PORT AUTHORITY Proposals will be received b the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) until 2:00 P.M. (EST) on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at which time they will be opened in the First Floor Conference Room, 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206. A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference and site visit will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Blount Island Marine Terminal Maintenance Building located at 5945 William Mills Jacksonville, FL 32226, in the First Floor Conference Room Bidders will be required to show ID to obtain a visitor badge to enter terminal. A JAXPORT shuttle will be available in the visitor parking lot, please call 904-357-3017 if you plan to attend. Bidders should bring a safety vest and hard hat for the Site Visit Attendance by a representative of each prospective bidder is required. A bid will not be accepted from any bidder who is not represented at such conference. All Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the Specifications of Contract No. C-1350 which may be obtained on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from our website: http://www.jaxport.com/about/projects.cfm Procurement & Contract Service Department 2831 Talleyrand Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 357-3017 Adopt-A-Manatee for Easter Easter baskets often brim with chocolate eggs and jelly beans. Be sure to leave some room for a Florida manatee! Gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club can add a new personal, caring touch to those old Easter basket favorites.

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Arnetta Lundy Jackson was born on February 19, 1921 in Jacksonville, Florida and is the proud mother of six children, with grandchildren, great grand and one great great grand child. On Saturday, she was honored for her 90th year with us, still in good health and great spirits. Her daughter, owner of The Florida and Georgia Star, along with her grand daughter, a Houston, Texas nurse, decided to honor her for all that she has done for her family and the Gainesville, Florida community, where she still lives. Along with honoring her mother, Clara also honoredher Godmother, Louise Hill McGregor, born in Gainesville on January 1, 1922 and now lives in Arlington, Virginia. With about 115 people in attendance from their churches, Lincoln High where Ms. McGregor taught Home Economics and where Ms. Jackson served for ten years as home room mother as well as N.E. Daycare Center, where Ms. Jackson served as its first director, family members from Virginia to South Florida, and a greeting for each from Congresswoman Corrine Brown, the ladies were in awe for their 89th and 90th celebration. Ms. Jacksons grandson handled the music but not one can forget the songs sang by Tyler Perrys performer, Danny Clay and Gainesvilles most talented Mildred Dewberry Oliver. This was one of the most joyeous occasions, said many. Congratulations ladies and thank you for being here for us. B1 C M Y KFEBRUARY 26, 2011 THE STAR LOCAL HNQTKFC UGEVKQP"/" D 90th Birthday Celebration Tempie Lee Davis, Essie Bush, Christine Neal-Daniels, Betty Player, Denefield Player and Cousin Larry Saunders. Standing: Ken Davis Clyde Daniels, Maria Moss, Regina Bradley and Pastor John Bradley On right, kneeling next to aunt is grand daughter Cheryl Coward; standing, Clara, JoAnn Williams, Xavier and Rinetta. Mrs. Arnetta Jackson at her 90th birthday celebration To the right: Grand-daughter Rinetta and son Xavier FeFie First Cousin, Will Williams, sitting. Standing, daughter, grand, great grand, nieces and nephew. Grand daughter, Alyson Toliver and father, John Toliver. Kale Mayberry and, Pastor Mayberry, Rosa Rutledge, Jean Kiner. Standing: Juanita Mosley & Ora White. Anna & James Lundy, Avon Miles, Lettie Anderson and Betty Schumpert. Right: Clarissa, grand daughter, standing next to Danny Clay, singer, and some Georgia -Florida Star staffers, Angela Morrel, Lizzie Harmon, Pat Hughes, and Frank Powell. Standing, Lawrence Smith, first great grand, wife, cousin, grand daughters & friend; grand & great grand daughter, Evelyn. Ms. Hill-McGregor, sitting next to Ms. Jackson, her sister, Mildred B. Williams, surrounded by Ms. Jacksons two daughters, Clara & Torri, her son-in-law, Derrick Jenkins, widower of her daugher, Antoinette and her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great granddaughter Nieces and nephews: Maria King, Arnetta Brown, Laura Sams, Cassie Williams. Standing: Kevin King, Jamar Wilson, Kevin King, Jr., Virginia King. Mrs. Jacksons youngest daughter, Torri Yvette Yvette Toliver.

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By: Russ Handler How Does Black History Relate to Values of Today? Tracing Key Concepts of FriendshipBack To Tribal Roots It may be a guy thing today, but it began as a tribal thing. SanakhouŽ is an ancient African word dating back to the 13th century, and it refers to a pact made between warriors in which they pledge to each other to come to one anothers aid in a time of need. According to one expert on Black history, it was the beginning of one of the key concepts of friendship as we know it today. The concept of Sanakhou was essentially the first time the notion of I have your back, was codified as part of the tribal culture,Ž said Elizabeth Evans, an educator with a Masters Degree and a lifelong interest in African history. It was a key element in the tribal customs of the 13th century. The idea wasnt necessarily new, but making it part of the warrior culture as an official pact between two warriors changed the way tribes lived and fought together. The pact of friendship went beyond being something that was casual or acknowledged personally. It was now part of the tribal dynamic, and it became a matter of pride and honor among those who shared that pact.Ž Evans studies have focused on the earliest recorded histories of African tribes, and she discovered that the typical connotation of tribes being in a constant state of war or aggression simply was not the case. There was a time early in the African culture in which the different tribes were not at war, but rather, in a state of peaceful coexistence,Ž she added. When you say the word tribal, there is this universal sense that the culture focused on war, battle and territorial acquisition, and thats just not true. As the concept of Sanakhou clearly demonstrates, tribal honor was less about conquering and more about caring for one another. Brotherhood, fellowship and family were the core values, just as they are in Western society today.Ž Evans said she wants to introduce a different view of the African continent into the popular culture. Back in the days of pre-colonial Africa, the golden years of the first tribal empires, there was actually a time of peace and prosperity for the independent villages,Ž she added. Its a time that does not focus on modern day challenges such as war, corruption, famine, disease and human atrocities. Instead, I want people to become aware of the glory days of the early African empires, and how they relate to the modern era of Black history in the West.Ž SanakhouŽSPAGE B 2THE STAR FEBRUARY 26, 2011 By: Lucius Gantt When a marriage or relationship ends men and men oftentimes do two different things. Many men will go straight to the liquor store, or some other place, and get them an intoxicant and a lot of women will run to the church. I know you dont like for me to say this but its true. The men are doing something more Christian or Christ-like than the women are. Can I prove it? Yes! The men like to party, so to speak, when times get difficult. They will pop some wine bottles, call some of the boys and drink the night away and for a moment, at least, they will forget about the woman that doesnt want to be with them. The church women love grape juice and soda crackers but the men, just like Jesus, have no problem taking a swallow or two of good wine. If you dont know, Christs first miracle was turning water to wine at a wedding party. And, at the last supper, wine was passed around to everybody in attendance. The devilish Biblical haters were after Jesus and Christ chose to hang out with his boys and have a drink. Unlike the women of today, Christ didnt run to a church because he knew most of the churches in Biblical days were just like some churches are today, dens of idol worshipers, houses of hypocrites and temples of thieves! Am I being too harsh? Perhaps I am. But too many people in todays churches praise the preacher instead of praising God. They want to please the Deacons, Stewards, Mothers and Stewardesses more than they want to please The Lord and much more than they wanted to please their man.. No disrespect intended and Im fully aware that there are good people everywhere. They are hard to locate but there are some good people in the church. But in the Biblical days when Jesus went looking for his Disciples and other righteous followers, he didnt look for them in the usual houses of worship, he found his most ardent followers in the streets. They were fishermen, carpenters, hustlers and ordinary people. The lying men and women you meet in Bible Study are not much different than the lying baby daddys and baby mamas you meet in the club or on the street corner. No, running to the church doesnt impress me. If you want to run somewhere, run to the truth! I encourage you to run to justice, run to peace, run to equality, run to fairness, run to compassion, run to respect, run to faithfulness, run to loyalty, run to honesty! If you want Gods blessings you should do what God wants you to do. Stand up like Jesus did. Speak out like Jesus did. Feed the hungry like Jesus did. Help the sick and downtrodden like Jesus did. Dont just sit around with a cardboard fan ten or twenty times a year and say Amen! Im not going to criticize anybody for being a church usher or singing in the choir. But I am going to criticize people that run to the church and run away from the truth! Christ threw the money changers, also known as beast bankers, out of the temple but when church money is embezzled or mismanaged, the women of the church dont say a mumbling word! Yeah, the brothers have it more right than not. The guys shouldnt get sloppy drunk and try to drive home but its OK to get a little buzz before or after your woman leaves you or someone nails you to the figurative cross. Ladies, you can go to church to fellowship or praise but instead of running to degenerate Deacons or the pathetic preachers and claiming you should be honored for doing something good or that going to church in itself now makes you a "good woman", you should be running to God and running to do Gods will. Or you can always join the boys for a taste of wine! When times get hard or relationships end, don't get drunk or look for help from false prophets. What you should do is look at yourself and look to God. (Become a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gant's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and contact Lucius at www.alworldconsultants.net) Community Activities THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA IS A LEADING PROFESSIONAL IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the latest video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting Her areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: image consulting, relationship/dating coaching, charm and etiquette, motivational speaking, and editingSend your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or http://www.andikconsulting.com REDDI-ARTS AND GALLERY 1037: JACKSONVILLE CONSORTIUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. The exhibit will run until February 28th. Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm Saturday 9:30am6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm For further information and any questions please contact Patty at (904) 398-3161 ext. 312. Gallery 1037 Located inside Reddi-Arts 1037 Hendricks Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32207 FREE CHOLESTEROL & DIABETES SCREENING from12:00 pm 5:00 pm on March 4, at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy,1339 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL. Phone: 800-713-3301 THE AUNTIE ROZ PEANUT SHOWŽ will be in town for one week only, March 7-11, at the Coleman Auditorium of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church.To learn more about The Auntie Roz Peanut ShowŽ visit auntieroz.com. PEACHES TO THE BEACHES : vendors & spenders wanted 212-mile yard sale culminates in golden isles, March11-12,located at 1118 Beaver St. Performances are at 10 a.m.For more information on Peaches to the Beaches contact Golden Isles Parkway Association at 912-375-5035 or visit www.peachestothebeaches.com. To become a designated vendor in Brunswick, contact GIAHA at (912) 262-6665 or info@goldenislesarts.org. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D. ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCYAlcohol is so taken for granted in our society that most people dont even think of it as a drug, yet whenever we have wine with a meal, a gin tonic at a party, or a beer with a late movie we are consuming a drug which is a depressant that affects nearly every organ in our bodies. Alcohol abuse over a period of time can contribute to a number of serious disorders, such as muscle and heart disease, malnutrition, digestive problems and cirrhosis of the liver. It should not be surprising then that this powerful, additive drug, when abused during pregnancy, can also affect the delicate system of the unborn baby. Researchers have show that many babies born of mothers who drank heavily suffered physical, mental and behavioral abnormalities which they termed fetal alcohol syndromeŽ. Babies with this syndrome were shorter and lighter in weight than normal and didnt catch upŽ even after special care was provided. They also had abnormally small heads, several facial irregularities, joint and limb abnormalities, heart defects and poor coordination. Most also were mentally retarded and showed a number of behavioral problems including hyperactivity (being fidgetyŽ) extreme nervousness and poor attention spans. Some of the infants were born with all the characteristics described above, while others showed only some features of the syndrome. How does alcohol affect the fetus? It may be hard to believe that alcohol can bring about such bad affects on the unborn baby when a pregnant woman takes a drink; the alcohol readily crosses the placenta to the fetus (unborn baby). The alcohol travels through the babys bloodstream in the same concentration as that of the mother. So if the expectant mother gets drunk at a party her unborn baby will also get drunk. But of course the tiny developing system of the fetus is not nearly equipped to handle alcohol as that of its adult mother. Among other things, the undeveloped liver of the unborn baby can burn up the alcohol at less than half the rate of an adult liver which means the alcohol stays in its system longer where it may cause its bad affects on the fetus, unfortunately, the fetus cannot say noŽ when its had enough to drink. If you just must drink during pregnancy drink no more than one ounce absolute alcohol a day, that equals to two mixed drinks containing an ounce of liquor each or two five ounce glasses of wine or two 12 ounce cans or bottles of beer. There is a risk factor involved if you exceed six drinks a day. If you are accustomed to dealing with tension or depression by having a few drinks dont make matters worse by using other mood changing drugs, such as tranquilizers or antidepressants. Some of these drugs may also be harmful to the baby when taken during pregnancy, although no proof has yet been established. Alternatives to alcohol or drugs for your mental anxiety or depression during pregnancy would be to take a long walk daily whenever possible, listening to some relaxing music or have some kind of creative outlet. Have you ever tried meditation? Pounding a pillow to let go of your frustration? Write out your feelings? You may be surprised at how effective some of these are. If, of course you cannot shake off your problems you may consult with your doctor about some mental health programs which especially deal with problems like yours. There are a lot of DosŽ and DontsŽ associated with pregnancy and sometimes you make feel a bit overwhelmed by them. It often seems that there is so much to suspect, reject and avoid. By making informed intelligent choices about alcohol use during pregnancy, you can increase your chances of having a healthy, normal baby Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area. 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PAGE B-3 THE STAR FEBRUARY 26, 2011 Happy 90th Birthday contd RCIG"D5""E"O"["M Mrs. Louise Hill McGregor celebrated her 89th birthday on January 1, 2011 at home in Arlington, Virginia. She had not visited her hometown for many years so, her God daughter decided she should return to home to celebrate. She taught at Lincoln High School until 1956 when she married and moved to Virginia. Pearl Powers, Leroy Powers, Pastor Thomas Blue, Rosetta McCaskill, Deacon James Dodson, Lillie Dodson and Louise Highman. Sylvia Simpson, Doris Simpson and Mildred Ivey Ken and Sherese Davis Seated, honorees Mrs. McGregor, Mrs. Jackson, sister, Mrs. Williams, Cousin, Wil Williams. Standing: Rinetta, Clara, Sherie, Bailey and James Lundy. Left: The Pressleys, Mary, Ruth, Cassie with daughter, and grandson or Mrs. Jackson, Bernard with wife, Susie, holding two grand children. Right picture: Thomas Coward, Donna Coward, Lawrence Coward, Bailey Wingate, Sherie Sams, Evelyn Niublack, and JoAnne Williams Four generations Great grandson, Xavier, daughter, Clara, The birthday lady, Arnetta Jackson and grand daughter, Rinetta. Mrs. Louise McGregor, former Gainesville teacher and honoree; Mrs. Arnetta Jackson, former day care director and honoree; Mrs. Jacksons last living sibling, sister, Mildred B. Williams, and daughter-God daughter, Clara McLaughlin. Julia Lewis, Pastor Joseph Lewis, Mamie West, Mable Dix-Lewis, Tameka Clarke. Standing, Lemuel Lewis Clarissa Davis, granddaughter and William King, nephew Lucille Smith, Deacon Robert Showers, Myrtle Showers and Veronica Thomas Clyde Daniels, former student of Louise Hill McGregor & God daughter, Clara Avalon Cokman, Clyde Daniels, Maria Moss, Regina Bradley and Pastor Bailey Mildred Dewberry Oliver, musician Grand son, Reggie Thomas and friend, Tonya Hall

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When you meet him for the first time, his sincerity and genuine warmth comes across like potent serge of electricity. But dont be fooled by his humbleness! This meek man is a mighty General leading an army of disciplined, determined solders to greatness. Dr. Fisher is the Pastor of The Greater Zion Church of Compton, California with a membership of threethousand that conducts three services every Sunday. He formed a concert gospel choir called The Voices of Destiny who were crowned Best Church Choir In AmericaŽ at the 2010 Verizon Wireless How Sweet The SoundŽ competition in Washington D.C. The judges included CeCe Winans, Donald Lawrence, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard and Fred Hammond. Since then, the choir has taken off like a jet plane. They taped the BET Celebration of Gospel hosted by Steve Harvey in LA where they backed gospel great James Fortune then performed at the Stellar Awards at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The choir is also booked for the official Superbowl Gospel Celebration, the NBA All-Star Celebration, The Pan African Film Festival, The Troops, Divas 2011, The U. of China and dates in Egypt. The Voices of Destiny is a serious singing aggregation and their performances are something to tell the captain! Go to www.voicesofdestiny.com to witness this phenomenon yourself! They infuse eye catching choreography created by Dr. Fisher and choir member Charle Alford with dynamic vocals and musicianship. In this era of the new generation taking over from the old; what is Dr. Fishers response to the elder generation who would view his choir as those young folks bringing rock and roll to the church? Dr. Fisher smiles, Its no different then when Edwin Hawkins did Oh Happy DayŽ and someone said Good God.Ž Oh, they are bringing the world into the church! Thats not true. The bible says that every good and perfect gift comes from the Lord. So if David can dance before the Lord and the Lord gave us the gift of dancing and the gift of singing why not intertwine both of them together to help reach a generation thats lost.Ž How did Dr. Fisher achieve the massive success that his choir is now receiving and what can other young Pastors do the get the same results? Dr. Fisher becomes serious, It takes a lot of dedication and hard work. We rehearse at least ten hours a week. Actually, we went from one to about sixty members in literally one week just from the popularity of having something young to be able to do in church. It grabbed the next generation. So my encouragement to the young Pastors would be; create something for the young people thats in your church to do, theyll come. Youve got to give them something to do.Ž How are the Voices of Destiny affecting the City of Compton? Dr. Fisher proudly beams, I believe that the choir is advertising that church music is not dead and church is still a cool place to come to.Ž What category will they classify the VOD sound when they record? Dr. Fisher chuckles, I dont know. They will definitely see that it is music that is given unto the Lord. It will just be another Psalms.Ž The BET Celebration of Gospel will air Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 8 PM ET. This is a spirit filled show with the whos who of gospel superstars that only gets better every year! PAGE B-3 THE STAR FEBRUARY 26, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Music: According to his personal blog, Nilerodgers.com, Chics Nile Rodgers says he is suffering from an aggressive form of cancer. He did not go into detail other than to say he was having surgery and after treatments. We wish for him the return of his health. Long time Houston area rap veteran Lil OŽ has dropped a mixtape titled The Flood 1.5Ž which is available for free download via http://tweetmysong.com/584w1z. Os new album Grind Hard, Pray HarderŽ will drop this spring on his Bar None Entertainment label. The single from the album None Of Ya BuizznessŽ ft. Slim Thug is available via iTunes. Models: Bria Murphy, daughter of model Nicole Murphy and comic-actor Eddie Murphy will be the ambassador and latest face of Dark and Lovelys new HealthyGloss TM hair care system. Of course Ms. Murphys image will be on the box and all print and media promotions. Congrats Bria! Stage: Playwrite/producer/director Brandi Burks has a new play in production titled Nylons.Ž Superstar playwrite/producer/Director David E. Talbert has a new stage play as well titled What My Husband Doesnt Know.Ž Honors: NBA All-Star guard Kobe Bryant is set to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during the AllStar Week in LA. Civil Rights Icon Dr. Joseph Lowery was honored with the John Thompson, Jr. Legacy Of A Dream Award presented by Georgetown University during the Martin Luther King Let Freedom RingŽ event at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. TV: The CW will premiere new episodes of One Tree Hill and Hellcats this week. The Views Sherri Shepherd has a new recurring TV role in an un-named, upcoming comedy opposite Christine Taylor. Comedy: Steve Harveys (Mr. so-calledŽ relationship expert), ex-wife Mary has posted several videos on YouTube where she is blasting the comedian. According to what she says, the funnyman cheated all during their marriage including having an on-going, extra-marital affair with his mistress and current wife Marjorie. On the tapes, Harveys ex claims to have come out to the public because in her words, Theres a lawsuit that has been filed against me in Texas, because in Steves opinion, I was responsible when Oprah didnt give him a TV show.Ž A released statement given to CNN Monday by Harveys lawyer said: We are appalled and aware of the videos and other fabricated documents, which were placed on the internet over the weekend by the ex-wife of Mr. Steve Harvey, which contained false, misleading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious, explicit and slanderous information about Mr. Harvey, his current wife and others.Ž Whew! Is a movie in the works? Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Study, Observe and Win! Rych Pastor Dr. Michael J.T. Fisher Leads The Voices Of Destiny To Greatness!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Celebrity Interviews Photos by Rochelle Porter for Peache Photo Memories VOCAL EXPLORATION CLASS! VOCAL EXPLORATION CLASS!The Jacksonville Children's Chorus is accepting registrations for the Vocal Exploration Program which is a non-auditioned music class for first through fourth grade singers. This ten week class meets weekly. Each lesson combines learning musical skills, group singing, and play-like activities/games that bring together learning experiences and fun in meaningful ways. The program is a great way for youngsters to explore their interest in music and singing-potentially preparing them for participation in JCC's performing choirs. Our goal is that development, knowledge and experience that students receive in this program will be applicable to other choral activities, including school and religious institution music programs. The Vocal Exploration class is focused on learning and vocal development, and there will be an opportunity for parents to observe the final class. This ten week program will meet on Mondays from 5:30 pm 6:30 pm at Friday Musicale, located at 645 Oak Street Jacksonville, FL. The cost of participation is $159 per singer. Classes will begin on February 28, 2011. Registration forms can be found on our website http://www.jaxchildrenschorus.com/ under the Vocal Exploration tab or by calling our office at 904-353-1636. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Sincerely yours, Darren Dailey Artistic and Executive Director Rych McCain’s Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews Pastor Dr. Michael J.T. Fisher and members of The Voices of Destiny. Photo by Rochelle Porter.

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Los Angeles, CA February 21, 2011 Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star MVP award Sunday night with 37 points and 14 rebounds in the West's 148-143 win over the East. Bryant was well aware he had a chance to tie Bob Pettit's mark and so were his fellow All-Stars. "He deserved it," Durant said. "Thirty-seven and 14? That's unbelievable numbers. I wanted him to get 40, but the old fella kind of tired out a little bit." LeBron James racked up a silky-smooth triple-double. Kevin Durant dropped 34 points in 30 minutes. Amare Stoudemire slammed and jammed his way through Staples Center for 29 points. And the NBA's younger stars still were thrilled when Kobe Bryant took home one more MVP trophy from the All-Star game Sunday night. "Everyone wanted him to get the MVP," said Miami's Dwyane Wade, last season's MVP. "He came out very aggressive, as aggressive as I've seen anybody in an All-Star game." Both All-Star teams seemingly deferred to Bryant for much of the night, finding him on fast breaks and clearing a path for his dunks a rarity these days for Bryant, who prefers to conserve the bounce in his aching knees. Bryant even threw down a slam against James' defense in the third quarter, following it up with a 3-pointer. "I've been there, you know what I mean?" Bryant said. "It's not about that for me at this point in my career. It's very important for the game to continue to have young stars emerge. ... It's important for me to step aside. It's about me coming out and performing and staying healthy, and doing the right things after 15 years." Although Bryant is just 32, the Philadelphia prep-to-pro star is in his 15th NBA season, and several current All-Stars particularly young Los Angeles natives Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love grew up watching his partnership with Shaquille O'Neal during the Lakers' first three-peat. That reverence is reflected throughout the season, but was particularly obvious in this exhibition. Bryant fell short of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star record 42 points in 1962, but not for lack of trying by his teammates. He went scoreless in the final 6:48. "I wish we could have," New Orleans guard Chris Paul said. "But Kobe is one of those guys who has been in the league for 13 years, but it seems like he's getting younger, so he'll have another opportunity." PAGE B-4 THESTAR FEBRUARY 26, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K Who is the Youngest Winner in Daytona 500 History? Trevor Bayne DAYTONA BEACH, FL -Making his firstever Daytona 500 start, 20-year-old rookie Trevor Bayne held off Carl Edwards, David Gilliland and Bobby Labonte to earn the venerable Wood Brothers Racing team its fifth Daytona 500 victory and first since NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee David Pearson's win in 1976. "Am I dreaming? Is this real? I don't even know where to go,'' a stunned Bayne exclaimed to his team on the radio as he crossed the finish line and drove his No. 21 Motorcraft Ford to victory circle, where he was too young to even drink the traditional celebratory champagne. The race lived up to its billing, easily setting records for caution flags (16) and lead changes (74 among 22 drivers), but in the end it was a a great show of poise heading to the checkered flag that made Bayne the youngest winner of NASCAR's most prestigious trophy one day after he celebrated his 20th birthday. A five-car accident at the front of the field with four laps remaining in the 200-lap regulation period set up the first of two green-white-checkered overtime periods and all but eliminated several of the strongest cars, including Ryan Newman, Regan Smith and Clint Bowyer, who exchanged the lead in the closing 15 laps. Robby Gordon's spin on the first restart sent cars scrambling, and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet was collected in the melee, setting up the final twolap shootout among Bayne and the veterans. It was a popular win for Bayne and for the Wood Brothers, who represent bookends of the sport. This was only Bayne's second start in NASCAR's marquee Sprint Cup Series and he doesn't even have a fulltime ride for the season. On the other hand, the Wood Brothers team is one of NASCAR's most legendary organizations, dating back 57 seasons and fielding Daytona 500 winning cars for A.J. Foyt (1972), Cale Yarborough (1968) and Tiny Lund (1963) in addition to Pearson. NASCAR's "King" Richard Petty and champion owner Jack Roush were among a steady stream of visitors who stopped by victory circle to congratulate Bayne (above left with Carl Edwards), and Eddie, Leonard and Lenny Wood, who field cars on a part-time basis in the Cup series now. "He is a really nice young man and a great guy to represent our sport,'' runner-up Edwards said. "Hopefully corporate America will take notice and he'll be able to run the full series and I think he could be really, really good.'' A fresh $20 million pavement job on the Daytona International Speedway helped produce a new brand of Daytona 500 drafting. And while two-car "pods" typically led the way up front, the rest of the field was frequently spread out and three wide, as it had been in previous years. Cars were 10-20 mph faster when they ran in pairs and the strategy of picking the right partner was fundamentally as important as having a good set of tires. And it didn't matter whether you were teammates or even drove the same make of car. Of course, the options became limited very early on as some of the pre-race favorites were eliminated long before the halfway mark.On lap 29, a 14-car crash triggered by a collision between teammates Michael Waltrip and David Reutimann collected five-time defending Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson and two of his other three Hendrick Motorsports teammates, Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin along with a pair of RoushFenway Racing Fords. Engine failures ended the day early for Richard Childress Racing teammates Kevin Harvick (lap 22) and Jeff Burton (lap 94), who won one of Thursday's qualifying races and was fastest in the final three practice sessions. Kobe Bryant Trevor Bayne celebrating at victory circle. He is too young to even drink the traditional celebratory champagne. Kobe Bryant Wins Fourth MVP

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We are proud to announce the names of the Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor Roll for the Second Semester. We are still encouraging all students to work hard at getting a good education and parents to take an active role in their childrens education. List of Honorees: 1. Arjonas I. Adams II "A&B" Honor Roll Lavilla Middle School 2. Joshua Adams "A&B" Honor Roll Cedar Creek Christian School 3. Marcal Bell "A&B" Honor Roll First Coast High School 4. Emanuel L. Buchanan "E&S" Honor Roll Garden City Elementary 5. Jayden K. Caldwell "E&S" Honor Roll Rufus E. Payne Elementary 6. Marcus D. Cox E&S" Honor Roll Dinsmore Elementary 7. Jordhan R. Dawkins "A&B" Honor Roll Darnell Cookman High School 8. Byron Grover "A&B" Honor Roll Fort Caroline Middle School 9. Joseph Hopkins II "A" Honor Roll Garden City Elementary 10. Bruce McCord "A" Honor Roll Good Shepard Academy 11. Demetrey Smith "A&B" Honor Roll Esprit De Corps Center FEBRUARY 26, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor Roll Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor Roll 2nd Semester 2nd Semester 2 1 4 3 5 6 7

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FEBRUARY 26, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP Did you know...? Black History Trivia 1. Which three colors comprise the Black Liberation flag? Red, black, and green. 2. What do the colors of the Black Liberation flag represent? Red for blood; Black for the people: and Green for the land. 3. Marcus Garvey advocated a separate nation for African Americans. True or False? True. Garvey was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the first mass Back-toAfrica movement. 4. What was Malcolm X's given name? Malcolm Little. He adopted the X after he joined the Nation of Islam. 5. Why do members of the Nation of Islam substitute X for their last names? To symbolize the unknown, lost ancestry of Africans in America, and to reject the names commonly given to slaves by the brutal slave owners. 6. Which AfricanAmerican Olympic track and field star was told by doctors that she would never walk again? Wilma Rudolph. 1. How long did some Texas plantation owners take to inform their slaves of the Emancipation Proclamation? Over two years. 2. Who was an outspoken leader of the religious group called the Nation of Islam in the 1960s? Malcolm X. 3. Which member of the Jackson family starred in John Singleton's 1993 film Poetic Justice? Janet Jackson 4. Ida B. Wells risked her life to investigate the lynching of Black men. True or false? True. 5. In 1992, Los Angeles police officers were tried for savagely beating a Black man. What was that man's name? Rodney King. KINGSLEY PLANTATIONBy: Maggie Paschal ALL THUMBS WAY UP exclaimed the audience Saturday, February 19 at the 13th Annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration, the Kingsley Plantation, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Jacksonville, Florida. The audience sitting side by side, row after row, under live oak trees and bright sunlight, jumped to their feet with tumultuous applause for Broadway actress, singer and creative producer, Roslyn Burrough; the award-winning Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices of Brunswick, Georgia; local historian, author and orator, Rodney Hurst; and the outstanding musicians Reggie Katfish Lee and Antonio Hunt. The two-hour celebration began at 2:00 p.m. with ruins of slave cabins and live oak trees that set the stage for Rodney Hurst one-hour heartrending speech … The Struggle Continues for Racial Equality … a necessary need for Black History to permeate the school books in order to `right the wrong of the enslavement of humanity.  Hurst new book, It Was Never About a Hot Dog and a Coke, which book chronicles a personal account of the 1960 Sit-in Demonstrations in Jacksonville, Florida and Ax Handle Saturday, as well as recounts the events leading up to and the fallout from the bloody events of August 27, 1960. The second hour set off cheers for Roslyn Burroughs musical play Feel the SpiritŽ featuring Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices (Brendon Tate, Jamari Tate, Walter McCloud, Mashonda Jolley) with Reggie KatfishŽ Lee on guitar and Antonio Hunt on keyboard. Ms. Burroughs sultry voice instrument categorizes all artistic musical works: Broadway, classical, Black spirituals, jazz, gospel, and blues. She opened with Aje Ko Modeko Wa to Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child. The talented Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices followed with Langston Hughes My People.Ž Ms. Burrough influenced the audience with Deep River, Nobody Knows the Trouble I See, `Aint Misbehavin, It Dont Mean A Thing If It Aint Got that Swing, Believe in Yourself, and many more soul inspiring songs. Coastal Youths theatrical and dramatic flair delivered heartfelt and stirring poems by Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Maya Angelou, Mari Evans, Eugene Useni Perkins, Dee C. Lubell, Coastal Youths Director and drama coach. Ms. Burrough and Coastal Youth finale emoted the powerful words Feel the SpiritŽ; blew a gale of wind to the audience followed by Every Time I Feel the Spirit! The energized audience of beautifully diverse people rose to their feet with a joyous and thunderous applaud. Ms. Dana Roberts of Brunswick, Georgia who is a fan of Coastal Youth and supports the group in and out of state, remarked, wow, a stupendous performance! Feel the SpiritŽ presents the beauty of the African American cultural and spiritual experiences.Ž Tears streamed from Ms. Roberts eyes as she continued, it makes you want to shout with immense happiness. Oh, how wonderful Ms. Burrough and Coastal Youth complement each other. An amazing celebration, a beautiful day.Ž Ms. Pat Whatley of Jacksonville, Florida expressed, I was unable to sit still in my sit. I truly felt the spirit from Roslyn Burroughs illuminating voice, and poems celebrating the ancestors recited by the Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices, the guitarist/harmonica man, Reggie Katfish Lee and the smooth keyboardist, Antonio Hunt.Ž Todays celebration honored the spirit of the ancestors and the spirit of todays old and the young.Ž Jon, a New Yorker stated, It was refreshing. I envision a world tour.Ž A member in the audience yelled The next time, I will bring the neighborhood to witness Feel the Spirit.Ž Two women from Canada stated, we want others to witness FEEL THE SPIRIT!, a brilliant musical play!Ž Roslyn Burroughs FEEL THE SPIRIT! … a must see. Rodney Hursts It Was Never About A Hot Dog and A Coke … a must read. All in attendance gave THUMBS WAY UP!

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Hampton University Museum Welcomes Her Story: Margo Humphrey Lithographs and Works on Paper-Free exhibition highlights decades of artistry by one of Americas premier printmakers--Beginning this Friday, February 4, Hampton University Museum (the oldest African-American museum in the United States) welcomes Her Story: Margo Humphrey Lithographs and Works on Paper, a free exhibition highlighting the career of one of Americas premier printmakers. Organized by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans, and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, the works presented will showcase more than 45 years of artistry. Now an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, Humphrey first emerged in the dynamic Northern California arts scene of the 1970s. During this time, she developed a sophisticated naveŽ style, a technique characterized by expressive figuration and the bold use of color. Humphreys depicts themes such as African-American culture, food, music, religion, and social issues, in her work. Though her imagery is a often a direct reflection of personal experiences, it is also derived from the condition and circumstance of being black in America. For more information on Her Story: Margo Humphrey Lithographs and Works on Paper, contact Hampton University Museum at 757/727-5308 or check out http://museum.hamptonu.edu/exhibitions_calendar.cf m Her Story: Margo Humphrey Lithographs and Works on Paper February 4, 2011May 9, 2011 Hampton University Museum 11 Frissell Avenue Hampton, VA 23669 Monday Friday8:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Saturday Noon4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday, major holidays, campus holidays Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, awardwinning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others. We are proud to announce the names of the Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor Roll for the Second Semester. We are still encouraging all students to work hard at getting a good education and parents to take an active role in their childrens education. List of Honorees: 8. Byron Grover "A&B" Honor Roll Fort Caroline Middle School 9. Joseph Hopkins II "A" Honor Roll Garden City Elementary 10. Bruce McCord "A" Honor Roll Good Shepard Academy 11. Demetrey Smith "A&B" Honor Roll Esprit De Corps CenterFEBRUARY 26, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor Roll Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor Roll 2nd Semester 2nd Semester 9 8 11 10

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Teen Murders Mother For Taking Away Game ConsoleA South Philadelphia teen was charged with the heinous crime of matricide after the charred remains of his mothers body were discovered in an alley behind their home. Local police said that 16-year-old Kendall Anderson had been arguing with his mother for over an hour after she was informed her son had been accused of stealing a laptop from his school. To put an end to things, she took away his Playstation console. According to Andersons statement, he paced the floor of his mothers room for three hours while she slept before he struck her with a claw hammer 20 times. He then attempted to "cremate" her in the oven, and when that failed, the 11th grader at Daniel Boone School in North Philadelphia repeatedly smashed her head with a chair leg before dragging her bloodied corpse into the alley, where it remained undetected until family members became suspicious. Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge ordered Anderson to stand trial for murder, possession of an instrument of crime and abuse of a corpse. Anderson, who confessed freely to his crime, told police that he missed his mother, as she was the only person who had truly cared for him. C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star February 26, 2011THE STARVol. 1, No. 14 Daughter of Malcolm X Arrested for Identity TheftThe troubles of the great Malcolm Xs children continue with his youngest daughter, Malikah Shabazz, who was arrested Friday night on charges of grand larceny and identity theft. Sheriffs deputies in North Carolina were investigating a call that a child at her home was not attending school. Shabazzs lawyer told police that the child, Shabazzs daughter, was being home-schooled. Although it is believed that the truancy complaint was intended for the child of tenants who had recently moved out Shabazz's new residence, when police looked into the matter they found a warrant from 2009 that included the theft charges and arrested Shabazz on the 46th anniversary of her fathers assasination. The warrant stated that Shabazz was accused of stealing the identity of a family friend, the widow of one of Malcolm X's bodyguards, and taking about $30,000 to pay bills and other personal expenses. This incident is not Shabazzs first brush with the law. In 1995, Shabazz, who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Human Development, was fined $250 after reaching a plea bargain in a credit-card forgery case. In addition to legal woes, Shabazz is also embroiled in a battle with her siblings in Westchester Countys Surrogate Court for the rights to the estate left by their late mother, Dr. Betty Shabazz. Shabazz faces an extradition hearing on Tuesday. Woman Beats Roomate Over Box of Girl Scout CookiesAccording to police in Naples, FL., a Collier County woman was arrested Sunday after savagely beating her roommate over a box of Girl Scout cookies. Hersha Howard, 31, accosted her sleeping roommate after discovering that her cookies were missing. Her roommate had given them to her children and offered to pay for them, but Howard beat her instead, even threatening her with scissors and chasing her down to beat her more when she ran. Howard is charged with aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon. As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea.Malikah Shabazz Hersha Howard Kendall Anderson

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C&J PAGE A-2 THE STAR February 26, 2011 From Actual Police Reports From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... SSSHH! EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. Beware of email scams. In these difficult economic times, be very careful what you choose to do for so-called easy moneyŽ. The Bait: Advertisements that promise steady income for minimal labor … in medical claims processing, envelope-stuffing, craft assembly work, or other jobs. The ads use similar come-ons: Fast cash. Minimal work. No risk. And the advantage of working from home when it's convenient for you. The Catch: The ads don't say you may have to work many hours without pay, or pay hidden costs to place newspaper ads, make photocopies, or buy supplies, software, or equipment to do the job. Once you put in your own time and money, you're likely to find promoters who refuse to pay you, claiming that your work isn't up to their "quality standards." Your Safety Net: The FTC has yet to find anyone who has gotten rich stuffing envelopes or assembling magnets at home. Legitimate work-at-home business promoters should tell you … in writing … exactly what's involved in the program they're selling. Before you commit any money, find out what tasks you will have to perform, whether you will be paid a salary or work on commission, who will pay you, when you will get your first paycheck, the total cost of the program … including supplies, equipment and membership fees … and what you will get for your money. Can you verify information from current workers? Be aware of "shills," people who are paid to lie and give you every reason to pay for work. Get professional advice from a lawyer, an accountant, a financial advisor, or another expert if you need it, and check out the company with your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau … not only where the company is located, but also where you live. Your Safety Your Safety ARMED SEXUAL BATTERY Jacksonville police were dispatched to an apartment complex on the Westside in response to an armed sexual battery and home invasion robbery. The distraught victim told police that two unknown black male suspects forced their way into her apartment late in the afternoon after she answered a knock at the door. They were armed with handguns as they pushed their way inside, yelling and demanding money. One of the suspects hit the victim on the back of the head with a his gun and tied her hands behind her back. They again demanded money and valuables. When the terrified victim told them she did not have any, they forced her to perform numerous sex acts with both of them. While speaking with the victim, the police officer was able to have a composite sketch drawn from the victims descriptions of the suspects. The sketches were disseminated to the public in an effort to identify the two men. Thanks to Crime Stoppers tips from the community, both suspects were both positively identified and warrants were able to be issued. One of the suspects turned himself in after repeatedly seeing himself on television. The second suspect, who had fled the state, was later captured by the U.S. Marshalls after a Crime Stoppers tip came in leading authorities to Evansville, Indiana. It is unknown when this suspect will be transported back to Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville Man Keeps Girlfriend Captive in Mobile HomePolice have arrested a man who stands accused of keeping his live-in girlfriend locked up inside his mobile home for months. 38-year-old Peter S. Qaoud of the 6400 block of Flowers Avenue in Westside is charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and battery after his girlfriend told police she had been held hostage in the home because he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape. According to her statement, the victim had been able to get to a telephone and contact a friend. Although police are still unsure how she was able to get access to a phone, she told the friend that she would kill herself so they would contact the police on her behalf. The desperate woman had escaped once before but was caught and dragged back to the home by Qaoud, who threatened to kill her family if she ever tried to leave again. When officers arrived to rescue the woman, they found the mobile home barricaded and the windows boarded up. The woman requested that police place her in a shelter. Jax Officer Arrested For Grand TheftAfter being arrested on charges of theft, a Jacksonville police officer was released from jail Wednesday and awaits his court date next week. Lt. Reginald Lott, 44, was arrested Wednesday morning after being accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the Brotherhood of Police Officers while serving as treasurer. It was discovered that he had been funneling the money into his own bank account for personal use. According to authorities, Lott spent the money at high-end retail stores as well as on college tuition for a family member. A representative of the group told police that the funds that were stolen made up more than half of the assets of the Brotherhood of Police Officers, making it difficult for the charity-based organization to continue in their work to help others. Lott retired rather than be fired by the Sheriffs Office and will therefore still be able to receive his pension. C&J PAGE A-3 THE STAR February 26, 2011 In Your Neighborhood In Your Neighborhood Man Shoots Another For Chatting with GirlfriendA Westside man was hauled off to jail Monday for shooting another man for talking to his pregnant girlfriend. Police said that Gillis Anthony Tillis, Jr. of the 7800 block of Gordean Road had been arguing with Joseph R. Sykes around 9:00 p.m. on January 20 after Tillis came upon Sykes chatting with Tillis pregnant girlfriend. The verbal altercation quickly turned into a physical one, during which Tillis shot Sykes. When questioned, Sykes refused to identify Tillis as the shooter, but two witnesses picked Tillis out of a photo spread of possible suspects. When responding to a report of another fight at Tillis home, police arrested him on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. 7 Georgia Prison Guards Charged in BeatingSeven Georgia state prison guards were arrested Monday for the brutal December beating of an inmate. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Hall, Ronald Lach, Derrick, Wimbush, Willie Redden, Darren Douglass Griffin, Kerry Bolden and Delton Rushin of Macon State Prison and Smith State Prison all attacked inmates at both prisons at the end of a six-day protest and work stoppage at nearly a dozen facilities. The advocacy group Concerned Coalition to Respect Prisoners' Rights said inmate Terrance Dean as well as another inmate were brutally beaten by the guards for their role in the protest. All of the men are being charged with aggravated battery and violating their oaths of office. Crime Watch Crime Watch Lt. Reginald Lott

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C&J4 C M Y K MISSING PERSONS MISSING PERSONS Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up Name: Shaniqua Brown Age: 17Height: 57Ž Weight: 120lbs Last seen 01/31/11 in Orlando, FL. Has scars on right hand and both legs. DUMBEST CRIMINALS DUMBEST CRIMINALS Name: Erica Chandler Age: 16Height: 54Ž Weight: 120lbs Last seen 01/08/11 in Tampa, FL. May still be in local area. Name: Marcus Crenshaw Age: 17Height: 510Ž Weight: 136lbs Last seen 02/13/11 in Pensacola, FL. May still be in local area. Name: Orianna Sanders Age: 16Height: 54Ž Weight: 145lbs Last seen 01/19/11 in Lithonia, GA. Has pierced ears and tattoo on back. May travel to Atlanta. Name: Candice Parchment Age: 16Height: 51Ž Weight: 106lbs Last seen 04/28/10 from Forest Park, GA. Has pierced ears and bottom teeth are crooked. MOST WANTED MOST WANTED Escape PlanA would-be burglar was jailed after he climbed through a hole in the roof of an Atlanta liquor store and then couldn't get back out. Police and the store owner found 29-year-old Adam Hardeman hiding in a store restroom with playing cards, lighters and a bottle of gin in his pockets. Cough Em UpAn X-ray marked the spot for southwest Florida police who say a teenager swallowed a $16 pair of earrings. Hed dropped them into a bottle of water before leaving the JCPenney store without paying. When caught, he swallowed them down with the water. Authorities say William Colburn faces charges that include retail theft and tampering with evidence. PREDATOR ALERT PREDATOR ALERT Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. Name: Carla Perryman Age: 47 Offense: Grand Theft Name: Schantell Rogers Age: 38 Offense: Aggrv. Assault Name: Gregory Lee Age: 22 Offense: Grand Theft Name: Bruce Williams Age: 32 Offense: Battery/Assault Name: Eric LassalleAge: 43 Offense: Burglary/Larceny Name: Marcus Brandy Age: 30 Offense: Probation Violation Name: Tobias CampOffense: Molestation Name: Melvin Crittle Offense: Murder Name: Horace Bell Offense: Aggrv. Assault Name: Eric Dodson Offense: Molestation Name: Jermel ChambersOffense: Sex. Assault February 26, 2011THE STARC&J Page A-4 BACK ON THE STREET BACK ON THE STREET RECENT ARRESTS RECENT ARRESTS Name: Jeffery Allen Offense: Robbery


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Mrs. Delita Starr and her grand children after mother was sentenced to 10 years in
prison. The children were 9, 4, 3 and I.
What formula is used when sentencing Black folks? What formula is used where
sentencing a law enforcement officer who commits a criminal act, such as the killing
of a suspect?
In December 2009, Patricia Spottedcrow and her 50-year-old mother sold a dime
worth of weed to a police informant while at her mother's house in Oklahoma for
$11.00. The grandmother received cash from her 9-year-old grandson to make
change for the buyer. Two weeks later, the same informant purchased $20 worth o0
weed while again at her mother's house and while the children were present.
Both Sspottedcrow and Starr were arrested. Because neither had ever been arrest-
ed, they would not accept an offered deal of two year for the small amount of mari-
juana.
Therefore, the judge gave Mrs. Starr a 30-year suspended sentence and no incar-
ceration and five years of drug and alcohol assessments. But her daughter, Patricia
with no consideration for the children, the female judge said that selling weed was a
way of life for her, even though she worked at a nursing home, and gave her ten years
for distribution and two for possession. She will be eligible for parole in 2014.

Why is Curtis Moss Dead?


Linda Dayson, founder and director of Hurting
Families with Children in Crime, Inc., hosted a can-
dle light vigil for the Curtis Moss family on Monday
night. Curtis died while in police custody last
Tuesday after being taken into custody at a Westside
hotel.
Some how, Moss became disoriented while staying
with his girl friend and his mother, stating he was
concerned about people outside on the parking lot
The officers said they took him into custody because
he appeared to be delusional as he struggled with
police. After they realized, according to reports, the
officers felt Moss was in medical distress, an officer
performed CPR on him and he was taken to Orange
Park Medical Center where he was pronounced dead


The officers said there were no weapons used and there were no electronic control
device used.
Moss, according to reports, has had mental issues in the past and was on medica-
tion. It was also reported that Moss had a similar situation last year and a Taser was
used to detain him.
The family is very concerned about Moss' death and are requesting a thorough
investigation. The seven officers who participated in trying to control Moss, were
placed on paid administrative leave.
Moss had served time for armed robbery, assault of a pregnant woman and drug
possession. He was released in 2004 after serving 22-months.

Are you eligible to vote in March?
Americans, specifically the low income, the unemployed, African Americans and
other minorities, there is a pattern that is now being used in this country that at the
rate it is going, we will have two classes of people, the rich and the poor. In fact, we
are on track for those without money, to lose major rights and benefits. This patter
can be changed, but only you can make the change. Regardless of your income or
your religion, you must take the necessary steps YOU MUST VOTE. It has beer
reported that 17,000 are now listed among the ineligible voters in Duval County. Get
it straight! Make sure you are not on the list.


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Place for an African American


This three-story high billboard is in New York City's So-Ho section. As you can see,
it reads "The Most Dangerous Place for An African American Is In The Womb."


S Signs against abortion are not uncommon but to target African American women
f at this time and in this manner, is extremely dramatic. You see, African American
women are not the only group of women who may have abortions. They may have
more reported abortions because of finance but not actually more abortions.
Many are very upset about these signs that were up last year in Atlanta with
reported plans to be displayed throughout the southern states and in Black neighbor-
hoods. Black women are already portrayed as harder to get along with. Now they
Share being portrayed as killers. One reader of The Florida Star said this may be an
Effort to expand the trend of mixed relationships, taking the Black males away.
S Others say it is an effort to destroy Black pride by working at every angle.
One caller asked if having a president that is smart and the product of a mixed
relationship that frightening?
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Magnet school that focuses on the medical field. This time, he traveled to
Washington, D.C. to represent the Boys Scouts of America as they highlighted the
' year's achievements including national service, conservation, healthy living and
community involvement. He was chosen from Boy Scouts throughout the U. S. and
was able to meet President Obama while on the trip.
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Why Black Bedtime Stories Matter

Bedtime stories are complicated for black families. Take Addy. I will never forget page 23 of 'Meet Addy: An
American Girl.' Addy is forced, by an overseerer with a whip in his hands, to eat live worms that she missed while
tending tobacco plants.
I came to page 23 while reading aloud to my 6-year-old daughter. She was tucked beneath a patchwork quilt.
Her room had two lovely windows looking out onto a pear tree. There was a three-story dollhouse that looked
just like our pink townhouse down to the sponge-painted interior walls. Her head was resting on a floral Laura
Ashley pillow.

When I got to the part in the story where Addy's Poppa was sold, Caroline's brown eyes looked worried. When
we got to the live worms exploding in Addy's mouth, I saw tears.

My daughter asked me to keep reading. She wanted to know what happened. I wasn't sure if I should keep read-
ing. Was Caroline old enough to take in the harsh realities of slavery and stolen childhood? Was Addy stealing
my daughter's innocence?

We kept reading.

Eventually Caroline asked why the author hadn't chosen to write about a black girl living in Harlem during the
Renaissance, or a black girl growing up as a campus kid on a historically black college like Fisk. She wanted to
know why her white friends got books with characters who looked like them and drank tea in Colonial
Williamsburg (Felicity), or lived in a mansion (Samantha) while she got a character that looked like her and got
tortured.

I didn't have an easy answer.
What I had was a great big library, hundreds and hundreds of books, fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose,
song books and picture books, depicting a very wide variety of black lives written to uplift and to provoke, to
entertain and to educate, written to inspire young black readers.

But most importantly, I had 'Popo and Fifina' a book written by Langston Hughes and Caroline's great grandfa-
ther, Ama Bontemps.

Published in 1932 'Popo and Fifina' is a quietly exuberant tale of a brother and a sister growing up in Haiti. The
children have adventures, a trip to a Lighthouse, and adjustments, a move from the hill town they know to the
seaside town they don't. The tone is at once realistic and serene.

'Popo and Fifina' is an invitation to explore the world and language. It's an invitation not to let difficulties eclipse
us. It's a respite from slavery narratives. And it is a black kid lit classic.

I'm feeling pretty good about "Addy" these days. Caroline graduated from Harvard last May. In June she began
teaching in the Mississippi Delta. All her first graders have brown faces. And they love to read. She tells me their
favorite book is Hamilton's 'Her Stories.' Caroline loved that book too, but she didn't love it till she was about ten.
Her six year old students are precocious in many good ways.

Caroline's contribution to that has everything to do with reading about how hard Addy had it, and how Addy
worked to make a difference--prepared for by all the Bontemps, Hughes, Du Boise, Hamilton, Dunbar, Woodson
and others she had been read before Addy.
This Black History Month let's stop to honor the black kid lit greats:


W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) who created and published The Brownies' Book
(1920-1921) a magazine for black kids that is arguably the best magazine for children
ever published in America

Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) who writing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and edit-
ing anthologies has been acclaimed the father of the modem African-American chil-
dren's book.

Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002) black kid lit's great novelist; Paul Lawrence
Dunbar (1872- 1906) whose poetry first dared celebrate the beauty and brilliance of
black children and black language; and Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950) the man
who gave us Black History Week and who, through mentoring and publishing ,played
a defining role in the development of black kid lit non-fiction.

These five knew what none of us can afford to forget: Young black readers grow to
be strong black leaders.

Bedtime in the briarpatch is the powerful place black children grow the intellectual
and emotional strength to discern when to upturn a world that will not uplift them.




Alice Randall is the author of 'The Wind Done Gone'
and other works of fiction. A Writer-in-Residence at
Vanderbilt University, she teaches Bedtime in the
Briarpatch, an intensive examination of African-
American children's literature from the seventeenth
century to the present. Read her blog on Red Room.


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Schedule of Events and Services


HISTORIC SAINT PAUL A.M.E., 150 Wolfe St.,
Brunswick, GA Recently celebrated their 142nd
Church Anniversary on February 22, 2011. Their
Guest Speaker was Rev. Ronald Hamilton of Browns
Chapel AME of White Oak, GA. Featuring: The Mathis
Elite Praise Team and Unspoken Praise of Brunswick
Job Corps.

GOD'S TEMPLE OF LOVE, 358 Martin Luther
King Blvd., Kingsland, GA and Pastor Marvin Young
present THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OUT-
REACH MINISTRY FOR JESUS CHRIST
February 27, 2011 at 12:00 noon. The Overseer is Bro.
Nathaniel Goosby. Special Guests are: Evg. Sandy
Goosby, Evg. Mae Demps, Evg. Inda Lawson, Deacon
Daniel Lawson, Minister David Scott, Youth Evg.
Latisha Tucker, Prophet Sonny Singletary, Min. of
Music Evg. Earnest Setzler, Gospel Artist Blacklite &
Ladybug, along with our guest speaker Prophet
Nathaniel Gardner of The Upper Room Ministry.

MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH,
1319 N. Myrtle Ave. -The officers and members, along
with the Pastor's Appreciation Planning Committee will
celebrate Elder Lee Harris, 18 years of committed and
dedicated service to the Mt. Olive Church Family and
surrounding communities on Sunday, February 27, 2011
at 4:00 p.m. For more information call 904-355-0015.

SUPREME 7 ANNIVERSARY CONCERT CELE-
BRATION -Big Twiones Music and The Integrity
Solution will present the 17th Anniversary Concert
Celebration of Supreme 7, a Jacksonville based quar-
ter group on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
at New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 1824
Prospect St. Special Guests include: The Straughter
Sisters of Valdosta, GA, Rev. JD Sapp & The Angelic
Voices, The Voices of Faith of Montgomery, AL and
The Brightside Gospel Singers of Tallassee, FL; the
MC will be Bro. Freddie Rhodes of WCGL-AM 1360.
For ticket information call Antwione Peterson at 904-
505-5750 or Eric Carter at 904-517-6629.

WEST ST. MARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 1435 West State St., and Rev.
Willie J. Jones, Sr., Pastor, invite you to share in our
Church's 53rd and Pastor's 17th Anniversary and
Retirement Celebration to held on Sunday, February
13th, 20th and 27th, 4:00 p.m. nightly. Rev. Willie J.
Jones, Sr., the Pastor of West St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church is retiring after 17 years. Please come
celebrate with us.
CHURCH FELLOWSHIP WORSHIP MIN-
ISTRIES Join Bishop Bruce V. Allen and the Church
Fellowship Worship Ministries, March 9-13, as we cel-
ebrate our 13th Pastor and Church Anniversary. This
year's theme is "The Year of Tur-Around." You do not
want to miss this spirit-filled event with dynamic
speakers: Wednesday 3/9 7:00 PM Pastor Louis Fields,
Grace International Church Thursday 3/10 7:00 PM
Pastor Eugene Diamond, Abyssinia Missionary Baptist
Church Friday 3/11 7:00 PM Pastor Leofric Thomas,
Open Arms Christian Fellowship Saturday 3/12 9:00
am Men's Prayer Breakfast Bishop A.C. Richardson,
New Life Evangelistic Center Sunday 3/13 10:00 am
Apostle Fred Gooden III, Divine Influence Worship
Ministries Sunday 3/13 5:00 PM Bishop Allen T.D.
Wiggins, The Hope Church of Orlando. Saturday
events also include a Women's Luncheon at 1:00 PM
and youth activities at 5:00 PM. The church is located
at 8808 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville. For more info
contact: 904-924-0000.

THE ST. SIMON BAPTIST CHURCH Family of
Orange Park, FL of which the Rev. W.H. Randall is the
Founding Pastor, invites the public to their 20th year
Church and Pastor's Anniversary Celebration. This
year's theme is: "Glorifying GOD Through Body
Building" as found in 1st Peter Chapter 2: Verse 5
(Holy Bible KJV). The Following Special Sunday
Services Will Be Observed During the Entire Month:
*2nd Sunday, Feb. 13th Red Ribbon Day Dress in
Red for (Life) The Blood of JESUS, and (Love) For
GOD is Love *3rd Sunday, Feb. 20th Grand
Celebration Day A Special 4:00p.m., 20th Year
Church, Pastor and First Lady's Anniversary
Celebration Worship Service *4th Sunday, Feb. 27th -


Youth Day and Black History Celebration Dress in
African Heritage Attire. The Church is located at 1331
Miller St., Orange Park, FL. For further details, contact
the Church Anniversary Committee at (904) 215-3300
or visit the Church website at www.stsimonbc.org


In Loving Memory
of
THOMAS EUGENE ABRAMS, JR.
(a/k/a Psycho)


October 4, 1972 February 28, 2004

Seven years ago we lost our star.
Seven years ago he was found murdered, left in the
trunk of his car. We are continually seeking justice
for those who were involved in his death.




GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS
CHURCH wish to invite you to worship with us and be
our special guest at our Annual Black History Day
Celebration February 27th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Our guest speaker for 11:00 a.m. will be State Attorney,
The Honorable Angela Corey; and, our 3:00 p.m. speaker
will be Pastor Anthony Mincey, Pastor of Fisher of Men
International Harvest Center of Jacksonville. Music will be
rendered by New Creation Gospel Singers of Jacksonville.
For more information, call 904-359-0661. Dinner will be
served after each service.
SHILOH METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH -
1118 W. Beaver St., Jacksonville Musical Tribute to
African American Composers & Performers, Sunday,
February 27, 2011 at 3:30 p.m.

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(AREA DEATHS)

BODINE, Alexander, 42,
died February 20, 2011.
BROWN, Cleveland, 88,
died February 13, 2011.
BURKE, Bessie, 63, died
February 19, 2011.
COCHRAN, Lena
Cooper, 88, died
February 20, 2011.
MALONE, William
Drew, 62, died February
21, 2011.
MATTHIAS, Lamoya,
21, "Baby Boy," died
February 13, 2011.
MAULTSBY, Eddie B,
died February 18, 2011.
McKENZIE, Leon, died
February 20, 2011.
RICHARDSON,
Sa'Fera, died February
20, 2011.
SAMPSON, Nadine, 87,
died February 14, 2011.
SELLERS, Laterrance,
26, died February 17,
2011.
SHARP, James V., 86,
died February 21, 2011.


GEORGIA DEATHS
ASBELL, Judy Paris, 67,
died February 20, 2011.
BRADWELL, Elnora L.,
died February 23, 2011.
CROSSLEN, Doris
Alford, 86, died February
21, 2011.
HAMPTON, Margie,
died February 22, 2011.
HOWARD, Fern Elvina
McIntosh, 82, died
February 20, 2011.
McLAIN, Estelle
Beecher, 80, died
February 18, 2011.
MOORE, Emma J.
Rogers, died February 22,
2011.
NICHOLS, Stephen
Edward, 44, died
February 19, 2011.
RAULERSON, Anna
Rita James, 49, died
February 20, 2011.
WALKER, Dorothy Lee,
79, died February 18,
2011.


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"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.
Youth Church
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
Sunday
W orship Service .............. ................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School ............... .................... 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
"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.
Friday
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 M meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.... ............................................ ....................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

Paylines ChapelA.M.E. Church
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Socially Speaking
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. (Unlessotherwisespecified)

S"There's Always Something Happening On The First Coast"


A LADIES' LUNCHEON &
TEA PARTY IN HONOR OF
GERALDINE CYNTHIA
WILLIAMS SMITH, ED. D.


SDr. Geraldine Smith, Ms. Karen Estella
Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith and Mrs. Chandra Jordan. Mrs.
Smith as she gave Jordan had the responsibility of getting
remarks at her Surprise Dr. Smith to the Surprise Tea Party.
Tea Party.


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Mrs. Dana Sprott Cunningham and Dr.
Geraldine Williams Smith.

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Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with her sisters of Les Finesses Bridge
Club.


Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith mingles during her Surprise Tea Party. with her daughter Ms. Karen
Estella Smith


On a perfectly beautiful morning in
January, many ladies took time out of their
busy schedules to celebrate the life and
accomplishments of Geraldine Cynthia
Williams Smith, Ed.D. The occasion was a
celebration of the recent retirement and birth-
day of Dr. Smith. It was also a surprise! The
ladies gathered at Epping Forest Yacht Club
for a ladies' luncheon. "Hats, pearls, and
gloves desired, but not required" is what the
invitation read. Guests gathered in the
Brandywine Room, where they enjoyed but-
ler passed hors d'oeuvres, punch, and lemon
water, in anticipation of the celebration of
their friend. Dr. Smith was told that she was
meeting her daughter for a luncheon. When
Smith entered the room, she was greeted with
the traditional "SURPISE!" It was clear that
the story worked!
Smith briefly visited with well-wish-
ers, family, and friends from over the years.
The group later moved into the South Terrace
where the luncheon celebration officially
began. The luncheon began with an
impromptu blessing given by Mrs. Derya
Williams, A Links, Incorporated sister of Dr.
Smith. While being served their salads and
their choice of Crab Cake or Chicken
Wellington, guests enjoyed stories and anti-
dotes about their special friend. Mrs. Alpha
Brannon spoke of the years in high school,
where she admired the only female French
horn player in New Stanton's famous march-
ing band and how their relationship has
reconnected when the Les Finesse Bridge
Club was established in the 1990s. Mrs.
Janet Owens spoke of Smith's dedication to
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, where she has
served in various capacities including lay
reader and lay speaker and Eucharistic minis-
ter. Mrs. Marietta LeBlanc talked about the
"younger adult years," when they went on
trips together and were often on the social
set. The two currently serve together as
president (Smith) and vice president
(LeBlanc) of the Jacksonville Chapter of The
Links, Incorporated. Dr. Brenda Simmons
brought the memories full-circle as she spoke
of their many years of friendship, which
include their years at New Stanton High
School, being administrators at Florida
Community College of Jacksonville, the sis-
terhood in being members of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Les Finesse
Bridge Club, and the Jacksonville Chapter of
The Links, Incorporated, and most recently


their kindred connection to Grey's Anatomy.
Other well wishers came up to share stories
that included Mesdames Betty Asque Davis,
Bess Canty, and Teri Stepter.
After lunch, a toast was made to the
guest of honor. Smith then took the opportu-
nity to share with her guests and friends some
of her special memories. Perhaps the most
ironic and beautiful part of the afternoon was
when Smith shared that as a child she was
brought to the DuPont Estate, to what is now
the mansion at Epping Forest Yacht Club, by
her godmother who was a local caterer of the
time. It was in the very room that the event
was being held that as an eight year old,
Smith sat in a large wing-back chair in front
of a the roaring fireplace and said to herself,
"when I grow up, I want to have tea parties in
a place like this." Her daughter, Karen, who
hosted the event, did not know this story as
she planned the surprise celebration for her
mother. In fact, a week or so before, the
event was to take place in a different room,
but for some reason unknown to her, Karen
wanted to change the location. As she con-
tinued, Smith shared the love and encourage-
ment of her late parents, Edward and Willie
Mae Williams, and how they inspired and
encouraged her, along with many others, her
entire lifetime. It was truly a beautiful after-
noon filled with memories and laughter.
Dr. Smith, a native of Jacksonville,
graduated from New Stanton High School
and went on to receive her bachelor's of arts
in English literature from Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical University.
After graduation, she moved to Chicago, IL
with her husband where she started her career
teaching eighth grade at Crispus Attucks
Grammar School in Chicago's Cabrini
Greene. The couple later moved to Oxford,
MS for graduate school, where they each
integrated their graduate programs. Smith
received her Master's of Art in English
Literature, with a thesis on "Langston
Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance."
After graduate school the couple
moved back to Smith's native city of
Jacksonville. She taught in the Duval
County Public Schools for a short while, later
moving on to what was at the time, Florida
Junior College. Smith served as a professor
and administrator of English and humanities.
She later moved to St. John's River
Community College, where she served in an
administrative capacity as Dean of various
departments.
A good time was had by all at this
celebratory Ladies' Luncheon and Tea Party,
in honor of Geraldine Cynthia Williams
Smith, Ed. D., stated Ms. Karen Estella
Smith, daughter of the honoree.


Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with special friends Mesdames
Madeline Scales-Taylor, Janet Garrett Owens and Cynthia Dr. Brenda Robinson Simmons
Nixon. Geraldine Williams Smith.
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Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith with her Link Sisters of the Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Incorporated. Dr.
Smith is the chapter president.


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Friends that included Mesdames Kenney, Family members together-Dr. Lois Davis
Cunningham, Gilmore, Belton, Cody and Gayle. Gibson and Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith.


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Dr. Geraldine Williams Smith arriv-
ing at her Surprise Tea Party


Friends that included Mesdames McCarthy, McCarthy,
Mumford, Dudley and Mumford


50th Anniversary Regional Expo Held in Jacksonville
to Showcase Peace Corps Programs
One of nine events across the country to highlight five decades of service

Washington, D.C. -- The National Peace Corps Association(NPCA), the nation's lead-
ing 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs)
and the Peace Corps community, and the Peace Corps announced today an Around the World
Expo will be held in Jacksonville, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 27. This expo is one of nine regional
events nationwide to highlight the contributions of Peace Corps volunteers and celebrate the
program's 50th anniversary.
"Our goal is to highlight the accomplishments of the Peace Corps over the last 50 years
while inspiring the next generation of volunteers," said Kevin Quigley, president of the
National Peace Corps Association (Thailand, 1976-79). "These expos will be a way for people
who have only heard about the Peace Corps to come see it up close."
A collaborative effort between NPCA, the Peace Corps and local member groups, the
expos provide an opportunity for the general public and RPCVs to celebrate the countries
where Peace Corps Volunteers have served. Attendees will be able to hear firsthand from for-
mer Volunteers about their experiences and projects around the world. Peace Corps and NPCA
staff members will be on hand to lead workshops and answer questions on various recruitment
and education initiatives.
The expos are timed to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F.
Kennedy's creation of the Peace Corps in 1961. Free and open to the public, they are aimed at
people interested in volunteering, teachers looking for new ways to engage students and RPCVs
seeking to reconnect with former colleagues. One panel will feature RPCVs from the
Jacksonville area who continue to build on their Peace Corps experience in service to their own
communities and around the world.
The first expo will be held Sunday, Feb. 27, in Jacksonville, Fla., at the conference
center at the main public library at 303 North Laurel St. Registration opens at 1:30 p.m.
Scheduled speakers include Kenton Ayers (Ecuador, 1979-81), regional manager for the Peace
Corps in Atlanta, Ga.; NPCA Vice President Anne Baker (Fiji, 1985-87); and Michael Fackler
(Poland, 1996-98), president of First Coast Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
"The anniversary expos provide an opportunity for everyone to get a hands-on experi-
ence through story-telling, workshops and demonstrations," adds Quigley. "In essence, we'll be
bringing the world home to help inspire a new generation of volunteers."
To learn more about the expositions, visit:
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Arnetta Lundy Jackson was born on February 19,
1921 in Jacksonville, Florida and is the proud mother
of six children, with grandchildren, great grand and one
great great grand child. On Saturday, she was honored
for her 90th year with us, still in good health and great
spirits. Her daughter, owner of The Florida and
Georgia Star, along with her grand daughter, a
Houston, Texas nurse, decided to honor her for all that
she has done for her family and the Gainesville, Florida
community, where she still lives.
Along with honoring her mother, Clara also honored-
her Godmother, Louise Hill McGregor, born in
Gainesville on January 1, 1922 and now lives in
Arlington, Virginia.
With about 115 people in attendance from their
churches, Lincoln High where Ms. McGregor taught
Home Economics and where Ms. Jackson served for
ten years as home room mother as well as N.E. Daycare
Center, where Ms. Jackson served as its first director,
family members from Virginia to South Florida, and a
greeting for each from Congresswoman Corrine
Brown, the ladies were in awe for their 89th and 90th
celebration.
Ms. Jackson's grandson handled the music but not one
can forget the songs sang by Tyler Perry's performer,
Danny Clay and Gainesville's most talented Mildred
Dewberry Oliver. This was one of the most joyeous
occasions, said many. Congratulations ladies and thank
you for being here for us.


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Mrs. Arnetta Jackson at her 90th birthday celebration


To the right:
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Grand-daughter Rinetta and son Xavier


Nieces and nephews: Maria King, Arnetta Brown, Laura Sams, Cassie Williams.
Standing: Kevin King, Jamar Wilson, Kevin King, Jr., Virginia King.


S H ) Right: Clarissa, grand
daughter, standing next to
Danny Clay, singer, and
some Georgia -Florida Star
staffers, Angela Morrel,
First Cousin, Will Williams, sitting. Standing, daugh- Lizzie Harmon, Pat
ter, grand, great grand, nieces and nephew. Hughes, and Frank Powell.
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Ms. Hill-McGregor, sitting next to Ms. Jackson, her sister, Mildred B. Williams, surrounded by Ms.
Jackson's two daughters, Clara & Torri, her son-in-law, Derrick Jenkins, widower of her daughter, Antoinette
and her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great granddaughter


Standing, Lawrence Smith, first great grand, wife, cousin, grand On right, kneeling next to aunt is grand daughter Cheryl Anna & Jan
daughters & friend; grand & great grand daughter, Evelyn. Coward; standing, Clara, JoAnn Williams, Xavier and Rinetta. Schumpert.
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Kale Mayberry and, Pastor Mayberry, Rosa Rutledge,
Jean Kiner. Standing: Juanita Mosley & Ora White.


Clyde Daniels, Maria Moss, Regina Bradley and
Pastor John Bradley


Tempie Lee Davis, Essie Bush, Chriwine Neal-Daniels, Betty
Player, Denefield Player and Cousin Larry Saunders. Standing:
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By: Lucius Gantt
When a marriage or relationship ends men and men
oftentimes do two different things.
Many men will go straight to the liquor store, or
some other place, and get them an intoxicant and a lot
of women will run to the church.
I know you don't like for me to say this but it's true.
The men are doing something more Christian or
Christ-like than the women are.
Can I prove it? Yes!
The men like to party, so to speak, when times get
difficult. They will pop some wine bottles, call some of
the boys and drink the night away and for a moment, at least, they will for-
get about the woman that doesn't want to be with them.
The church women love grape juice and soda crackers but the men, just
like Jesus, have no problem taking a swallow or two of good wine. If you
don't know, Christ's first miracle was turning water to wine at a wedding
party.
And, at the last supper, wine was passed around to everybody in atten-
dance. The devilish Biblical haters were after Jesus and Christ chose to
hang out with his boys and have a drink.
Unlike the women of today, Christ didn't run to a church because he
knew most of the churches in Biblical days were just like some churches are
today, dens of idol worshipers, houses of hypocrites and temples of thieves!
Am I being too harsh? Perhaps I am. But too many people in today's
churches praise the preacher instead of praising God. They want to please
the Deacons, Stewards, Mothers and Stewardesses more than they want to
please The Lord and much more than they wanted to please their man..
No disrespect intended and I'm fully aware that there are good people
everywhere. They are hard to locate but there are some good people in the
church.
But in the Biblical days when Jesus went looking for his Disciples and
other righteous followers, he didn't look for them in the usual houses of wor-
ship, he found his most ardent followers in the streets. They were fisher-
men, carpenters, hustlers and ordinary people.
The lying men and women you meet in Bible Study are not much differ-
ent than the lying baby daddys and baby mamas you meet in the club or on
the street corner.
No, running to the church doesn't impress me. If you want to run some-
where, run to the truth! I encourage you to run to justice, run to peace, run
to equality, run to fairness, run to compassion, run to respect, run to faith-
fulness, run to loyalty, run to honesty!
If you want God's blessings you should do what God wants you to do.
Stand up like Jesus did. Speak out like Jesus did. Feed the hungry like
Jesus did. Help the sick and downtrodden like Jesus did. Don't just sit
around with a cardboard fan ten or twenty times a year and say Amen!
I'm not going to criticize anybody for being a church usher or singing in
the choir. But I am going to criticize people that run to the church and run
away from the truth!
Christ threw the money changers, also known as beast bankers, out of
the temple but when church money is embezzled or mismanaged, the
women of the church don't say a mumbling word!
Yeah, the brothers have it more right than not. The guys shouldn't get
sloppy drunk and try to drive home but it's OK to get a little buzz before or
after your woman leaves you or someone nails you to the figurative cross.
Ladies, you can go to church to fellowship or praise but instead of run-
ning to degenerate Deacons or the pathetic preachers and claiming you
should be honored for doing something good or that going to church in itself
now makes you a "good woman", you should be running to God and run-
ning to do God's will.
Or you can always join the boys for a taste of wine!
When times get hard or relationships end, don't get drunk or look for help
from false prophets. What you should do is look at yourself and look to God.
(Become a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gant's book "Beast
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

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REDDI-ARTS AND GALLERY 1037: JACKSONVILLE CONSORTIUM
OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. The exhibit will run until February
28th. Gallery hours are: Monday- -Friday 8:30am-6:00pm Saturday 9:30am-
6:00pm Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm For further information and any questions
please contact Patty at (904) 398-3161 ext. 312. Gallery 1037 Located inside
Reddi-Arts 1037 Hendricks Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32207
FREE CHOLESTEROL & DIABETES SCREENING froml2:00 pm 5:00
pm on March 4, at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy,1339 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL.
Phone: 800-713-3301


THE "AUNTIE ROZ PEANUT SHOW" will be in town for one week only,
March 7-11, at the Coleman Auditorium of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist
Church.To learn more about "The Auntie Roz Peanut Show" visit auntieroz.com.
PEACHES TO THE BEACHES: vendors & spenders wanted 212-mile yard
sale culminates in golden isles, Marchll-12,located at 1118 Beaver St.
Performances are at 10 a.m.For more information on Peaches to the Beaches con-
tact Golden Isles Parkway Association at 912-375-5035 or visit
w w w. p e a c h e s t o t h e b e a c h e s com .
To become a designated vendor in Brunswick, contact GIAHA at (912) 262-6665
or info@goldenislesarts.org.


UILY SSES NN. NATKINSJ., M.D.

.ALCOHOL AND PREGNAWNi


Alcohol i> so taken Ifor -ranted in our >ocitcv that mos I
people don'L \ cen think lof it as a drug. \ c \\ hcnle\ e' \\r
ha\ \\ inc \\ ith a meal. a in Ionic at a pailrt or a beer \\ ith
a late mno\ ie \\c are consuminii a drul which h is a depressant
itha aITffecIs nearly e\ev oNrgan in our bodies. Alcohol abuse o\eir a period of
1ime1 can cointllillnc to a nubr of 1eriouL disorders, such as mlluscle and lheai
disean malnutrition. digetli\ e problems and cirrhosis of thle li\i c. It should not
hbe surprising then that this po\\ erlil. additi\ e drug. \\hen ahuised during prey-
nanc\. can also alTect thIe delicate s stem of the unhorn bhab.
Researchers i ha\e slo that man hahbies born of mother \\ ho drank hlea\il\
suffilied physical. mental and beha\ ioral ahnormalitie which h the\ termed "fetal
alcohol s\ ndrome". Bahbie \\ ih this s\ ndrome \\ ere shortir and li'2hte'r in 1\\ elIlh
than normal and didn' "catch upl" e\n afltr special cair \\a> provided.
The\ also had ahnoimall small heads. e\ eral racial iireoculaiities. joint and limb
ahnormalitie. heart defects and poor coordination. NIost a lo w \ere lmentall
retarded and sho wed a number of bchali ioial problems including hi peracti\ iNt
("being l'id-etN\"l extreme neriI\ouines and poor attention spans. Some oof the
infants \\ere born with all the characteristic described aho\e. while others
shock ed onl some oeatles of the v ndiome.
Ho\\ doe alcohol alffct the lfetus? It mna\ hard to belie\ e that alcohol can
brinM about such bad alflccts on the unborn bab\i w hen a pregnant \\ oman takes a
drink: the alcohol readily crosses the placenta to the fetus Itunborn hab 1.
The alcohol Ira\ els through the bab\'s bloodstiram in the same concentration as
that of the mother. So if the expectant mother Lets drunk at a part\ her unborn
bab\ \\ ill also tel drunk. But of course the lins de eloping L\ stem of the 0'tlus is
not nearly equipped to handle alcohol as that of its adult mother.
AiAong other things, the undoee loped li\er of the unborn babh can hurn up the
alcohol at less than hal the rate oflan adult li\er \which means the alcohol sta1s in
its ~ tiem longer \\here it mal cause its bad al'fect on the fetus unollrtunatell, the
'lCtus cannot saL "no" w\\hen its had enough to drink.
If\ ou just must drink during pregnanc\ drink no more than one ounce absolute
alcohol a da\. that equals to t\\o mixed drinks containing an ounce of liquor each
or t\\o Ii\e ounce classes of wine or tw1o 12 ounce cans or bottles of beer.
There is a rik factor in\ol\ed ilf'ou exceed six drinks a da.
I' 1ou are accustomed to dealing \\ ith tension or depression b\ ha ing a le\\
drinks don't make matters w orse ib using other mood chanlin'g drug's. such as
tranquilizer, or antidepressants. Some of these drugs ma\ also be harmflul to the
bab \\hen taken during pregnancy although no proof ha el been established.
Alternati\ es to alcohol or drug's lor \our mental an\ielt or depression during
priegnanc w\\ould be to take a lon- w\\alk daily w\\hene\er po1ibhle. li>tenin to
some relaxing music or ha\ e some kind of l'creati\e outlet. Ha\ e ou e\ ei tried
meditation? Pounding a pillow to let go ofl vour Iruqsration.? \Write outl our
'eelin2s? Ytou lma bhe surprised at how elTecti\ e some of these are. If. of
courIe \sou cannot shake oil \ our problem s ou mav consult\ilt li Vour doctor
about .omi e mental health programs w\\hich especially deal w\\ith problems like
V ours.
There are a lot of -Do's" and Don'ts" associated \\ith pregnancy and some-
times \ou make feel a hit o\er\\ helmed h them. It often oeems that there is >o
much to suspect reject and a\ old. Bv making informed intelligent choices about
alcohol use during priegnancl. 1ou canll increase vour chances of ha\ in2 a health.
normal bab\.


By: Russ Handler


How Does Black History Relate to Values of Today?
Tracing Key Concepts of FriendshipBack To Tribal Roots

It may be a guy thing today, but it began as a tribal thing.
"Sanakhou" is an ancient African word dating back to the 13th century,
and it refers to a pact made between warriors in which they pledge to each other
to come to one another's aid in a time of need. According to one expert on Black
history, it was the beginning of one of the key concepts of friendship as we know
it today.
"The concept of Sanakhou was essentially the first time the notion of 'I
have your back,' was codified as part of the tribal culture," said Elizabeth Evans,
an educator with a Master's Degree and a lifelong interest in African history. "It
was a key element in the tribal customs of the 13th century. The idea wasn't nec-
essarily new, but making it part of the warrior culture as an official pact between
two warriors changed the way tribes lived and fought together. The pact of friend-
ship went beyond being something that was casual or acknowledged personally.
It was now part of the tribal dynamic, and it became a matter of pride and honor
among those who shared that pact."
Evans' studies have focused on the earliest recorded histories of African
tribes, and she discovered that the typical connotation of tribes being in a constant
state of war or aggression simply was not the case.
"There was a time early in the African culture in which the different tribes
were not at war, but rather, in a state of peaceful coexistence," she added. "When
you say the word tribal, there is this universal sense that the culture focused on
war, battle and territorial acquisition, and that's just not true. As the concept of
Sanakhou clearly demonstrates, tribal honor was less about conquering and more
about caring for one another. Brotherhood, fellowship and family were the core
values, just as they are in Western society today."
Evans said she wants to introduce a different view of the African continent
into the popular culture.
"Back in the days ofpre-colonial Africa, the golden years of the first trib-
al empires, there was actually a time of peace and prosperity for the independent
villages," she added. "It's a time that does not focus on modem day challenges
such as war, corruption, famine, disease and human atrocities. Instead, I want
people to become aware of the glory days of the early African empires, and how
they relate to the modem era of Black history in the West."


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Mrs. Louise Hill McGregor celebrated her 89th
birthday on January 1, 2011 at home in Arlington,
Virginia. She had not visited her hometown for
many years so, her God daughter decided she should
return to home to celebrate. She taught at Lincoln
High School until 1956 when she married and
moved to Virginia.

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Liyue L unier jurimer saLUent ofJ Louius
Hill McGregor & God daughter, Clara


Lucille Smith, Deacon Robert Showers, Myrtle Showers and Veronica
Thomas


Mrs. Louise McGregor, former Gainesville teacher and honoree; Mrs. Arnetta
Jackson, former day care director and honoree; Mrs. Jackson's last living sib-
ling, sister, Mildred B. Williams, and daughter-God daughter, Clara McLaughlin.


Four generations Great grandson, Xavier, daughter, Clara,
The birlthly lady, Arnetta Jackson and grand daughter,
Rinetta.


Left: The Pressleys, Mary, Ruth, Cassie
with daughter, and grandson or Mrs.
Jackson, Bernard with wife, Susie, holding
two grand chlildrin.




Right picture: Thomas Coward, Donna
Coward, Lawrence Coward, Bailey
Wingate, Sherie Sams, Evelyn Niublack,
and JoAnne Williams


Seated, honorees Mrs.
McGregor, Mrs. Jackson,
sister, Mrs. Williams,
Cousin, Wil Williams.
Standing: Rinetta, Clara,
Sherie, Bailey and James
Lundy.


Avalon Cokman, Clyde Daniels, Maria Moss, Regina Bradley and Pastor Bailey


Sylvia Simpson, Doris Simpson and Miihredl Ivey Ken and Sherese Davis Pearl Powers, Leroy Powers, Pastor Thomas Blue, Rosetta McCaskill,
Deacon James Dodson, Lillie Dodson and Louise Highman.


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PASTOR DR. MICHAEL J.T. FISHER

LEADS THE VOICES OF DESTINY TO GREATNESS!
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Celebrity Interviews
Photos by Rochelle Porter for Peache' Photo Memories


When you meet him for
the first time, his sincerity and
genuine warmth comes across
like potent serge of electricity.
But don't be fooled by his hum-
bleness! This meek man is a
mighty General leading an army
of disciplined, determined sol-
ders to greatness. Dr. Fisher is
the Pastor of The Greater Zion
Church of Compton, California
with a membership of three-
thousand that conducts three
services every Sunday. He
formed a concert gospel choir
called The Voices of Destiny
who were crowned "Best
Church Choir In America" at
the 2010 Verizon Wireless
"How Sweet The Sound" com-
petition in Washington D.C. The
judges included CeCe Winans,
Donald Lawrence, Marvin
Sapp, Karen Clark Sheard and
Fred Hammond. Since then, the
choir has taken off like a jet
plane. They taped the BET
Celebration of Gospel hosted by
Steve Harvey in LA where they
backed gospel great James
Fortune then performed at the
Stellar Awards at The Grand Ole
Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
The choir is also booked for the
official Superbowl Gospel
Celebration, the NBA All-Star
Celebration, The Pan African
Film Festival, The Troops,
Divas 2011, The U. of China
and dates in Egypt.
The Voices of Destiny is
a serious singing aggregation
and their performances are
something to tell the captain!


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Pastor Dr. Michael J.T. Fisher and members of The Voices of Destiny. Photo by Rochelle Porter.


Go to
www.voicesofdestiny.com to
witness this phenomenon your-
self! They infuse eye catching
choreography created by Dr.
Fisher and choir member Charle
Alford with dynamic vocals and
musicianship. In this era of the
new generation taking over
from the old; what is Dr.
Fisher's response to the elder
generation who would view his
choir as those young folks
bringing rock and roll to the
church? Dr. Fisher smiles, "It's
no different then when Edwin
Hawkins did "Oh Happy Day"
and someone said "Good God."
Oh, they are bringing the world
into the church! That's not true.
The bible says that every good
and perfect gift comes from the
Lord. So if David can dance
before the Lord and the Lord


gave us the gift of dancing and
the gift of singing why not inter-
twine both of them together to
help reach a generation that's
lost." How did Dr. Fisher
achieve the massive success that
his choir is now receiving and
what can other young Pastors do
the get the same results? Dr.
Fisher becomes serious, "It
takes a lot of dedication and
hard work. We rehearse at least
ten hours a week.
Actually, we went from
one to about sixty
members in literally
one week just from the
popularity of having
something young to be
able to do in church. It
grabbed the next gener-
ation. So my encour-
agement to the young
Pastors would be; cre-
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ate something for the young
people that's in your church to
do, they'll come. You've got to
give them something to do."
How are the Voices of
Destiny affecting the City of
Compton? Dr. Fisher proudly
beams, "I believe that the choir
is advertising that church music
is not dead and church is still a
cool place to come to." What
category will they classify the


VOD sound when they record?
Dr. Fisher chuckles, "I don't
know. They will definitely see
that it is music that is given unto
the Lord. It will just be another
Psalms." The BET Celebration
of Gospel will air Sunday, Jan
30, 2011 at 8 PM ET. This is a
spirit filled show with the who's
who of gospel superstars that
only gets better every year!


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RYCH MCCAIN'S HOLLYHOOD NOTES!
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews


Music:
According to his personal blog,
Nilerodgers.com, Chic's Nile Rodgers says
he is suffering from an aggressive form of
cancer. He did not go into detail other than to
say he was having surgery and after treat-
ments. We wish for him the return of his
health. Long time Houston area rap veteran
"Lil 0" has dropped a mixtape titled "The
Flood 1.5" which is available for free down-
load via http://tweetmysong.com/584wlz.
O's new album "Grind Hard, Pray Harder"
will drop this spring on his Bar None
Entertainment label. The single from the
album "None Of Ya Buizzness" ft. Slim
Thug is available via iTunes.
Models:
Bria Murphy, daughter of model
Nicole Murphy and comic-actor Eddie
Murphy will be the ambassador and latest
face of Dark and Lovely's new Healthy-
Gloss TM hair care system. Of course Ms.
Murphy's image will be on the box and all
print and media promotions. Congrats Bria!
Stage:
Playwrite/producer/director Brandi
Burks has a new play in production titled
"Nylons." Superstar
playwrite/producer/Director David E.
Talbert has a new stage play as well titled
"What My Husband Doesn't Know."
Honors:
NBA All-Star guard Kobe Bryant is
set to be honored with a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame during the All-
Star Week in LA. Civil Rights Icon Dr.
Joseph Lowery was honored with the John
Thompson, Jr. Legacy Of A Dream Award
presented by Georgetown University during
the Martin Luther King "Let Freedom Ring"


event at The Kennedy Center in Washington,
D.C.
TV:
The CW will premiere new episodes
of One Tree Hill and Hellcats this week. The
View's Sherri Shepherd has a new recurring
TV role in an un-named, upcoming comedy
opposite Christine Taylor.
Comedy:
Steve Harvey's (Mr. "so-called" rela-
tionship expert), ex-wife Mary has posted
several videos on YouTube where she is
blasting the comedian. According to what
she says, the funnyman cheated all during
their marriage including having an on-going,
extra-marital affair with his mistress and
current wife Marjorie. On the tapes,
Harvey's ex claims to have come out to the
public because in her words, "There's a law-
suit that has been filed against me in Texas,
because in Steve's opinion, I was responsible
when Oprah didn't give him a TV show." A
released statement given to CNN Monday by
Harvey's lawyer said: "We are appalled and
aware of the videos and other fabricated doc-
uments, which were placed on the internet
over the weekend by the ex-wife of Mr.
Steve Harvey, which contained false, mis-
leading, derogatory, disparaging, malicious,
explicit and slanderous information about
Mr. Harvey, his current wife and others."
Whew! Is a movie in the works?
Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglob-
al.net
Study, Observe and Win!
Rych


VOCAL EXPLORATION CLASS!


The Jacksonville Children's Chorus is accepting registrations
for the Vocal Exploration Program which is a non-auditioned music
class for first through fourth grade singers. This ten week class
meets weekly. Each lesson combines learning musical skills, group
singing, and play-like activities/games that bring together learning
experiences and fun in meaningful ways.
The program is a great way for youngsters to explore their
interest in music and singing-potentially preparing them for partici-
pation in JCC's performing choirs. Our goal is that development,
knowledge and experience that students receive in this program will
be applicable to other choral activities, including school and reli-
gious institution music programs. The Vocal Exploration class is
focused on learning and vocal development, and there will be an
opportunity for parents to observe the final class.
This ten week program will meet on Mondays from 5:30 pm
- 6:30 pm at Friday Musicale, located at 645 Oak Street
Jacksonville, FL. The cost of participation is $159 per singer.
Classes will begin on February 28, 2011. Registration forms can be
found on our website http://www.jaxchildrenschorus.com/ under
the Vocal Exploration tab or by calling our office at 904-353-1636.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.


Sincerely yours,
Darren Dailey
Artistic and Executive Director


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DAYTONA BEACH,
FL -- Making his first-
ever Daytona 500 start,
20-year-old rookie Trevor
Bayne held off Carl
Edwards, David Gilliland
and Bobby Labonte to
earn the venerable Wood
Brothers Racing team its
fifth Daytona 500 victory
and first since NASCAR
Hall of Fame inductee
David Pearson's win in
1976.
"Am I dreaming? Is
this real? I don't even
know where to go," a
stunned Bayne exclaimed
to his team on the radio as
he crossed the finish line
and drove his No. 21
Motorcraft Ford to victory
circle, where he was too
young to even drink the
traditional celebratory
champagne.
The race lived up to
its billing, easily setting
records for caution flags
(16) and lead changes (74
among 22 drivers), but in
the end it was a a great
show of poise heading to
the checkered flag that
made Bayne the youngest
winner of NASCAR's
most prestigious trophy -
one day after he celebrat-
ed his 20th birthday.
A five-car accident at
the front of the field with
four laps remaining in the
200-lap regulation period
set up the first of two
green-white-checkered
overtime periods and all
but eliminated several of
the strongest cars, includ-
ing Ryan Newman, Regan
Smith and Clint Bowyer,
who exchanged the lead
in the closing 15 laps.
Robby Gordon's spin
on the first restart sent


cars scrambling, and fan
favorite Dale Eamhardt
Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet was
collected in the melee,
setting up the final two-
lap shootout among
Bayne and the veterans.
It was a popular win
for Bayne and for the
Wood Brothers, who rep-
resent bookends of the
sport.
This was only Bayne's
second start in
NASCAR's marquee
Sprint Cup Series and he
doesn't even have a full-
time ride for the season.
On the other hand, the
Wood Brothers team is
one of NASCAR's most
legendary organizations,
dating back 57 seasons
and fielding Daytona 500
winning cars for A.J. Foyt
(1972), Cale Yarborough
(1968) and Tiny Lund
(1963) in addition to
Pearson.
NASCAR's "King"
Richard Petty and cham-
pion owner Jack Roush
were among a steady
stream of visitors who
stopped by victory circle
to congratulate Bayne
(above left with Carl
Edwards), and Eddie,
Leonard and Lenny
Wood, who field cars on a
part-time basis in the Cup
series now.
"He is a really nice
young man and a great
guy to represent our
sport," runner-up Edwards
said. "Hopefully corpo-
rate America will take
notice and he'll be able to
run the full series and I
think he could be really,
really good."
A fresh $20 million
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Kobe Bryant Wins Fourth MVP


Los Angeles, CA February 21, 2011 -
Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star
MVP award Sunday night with 37 points and 14
S rebounds in the West's 148-143 win over the
East. Bryant was well aware he had a chance to
tie Bob Pettit's mark and so were his fellow
All-Stars.
"He deserved it," Durant said. "Thirty-seven
and 14? That's unbelievable numbers. I wanted
him to get 40, but the old fella kind of tired out
a little bit."
LeBron James racked up a silky-smooth
triple-double. Kevin Durant dropped 34 points
Kobe Bryant in 30 minutes. Amare Stoudemire slammed and
jammed his way through Staples Center for 29 points.
And the NBA's younger stars still were thrilled when Kobe Bryant took home one
more MVP trophy from the All-Star game Sunday night.
"Everyone wanted him to get the MVP," said Miami's Dwyane Wade, last season's
MVP. "He came out very aggressive, as aggressive as I've seen anybody in an All-Star
game."
Both All-Star teams seemingly deferred to Bryant for much of the night, finding him
on fast breaks and clearing a path for his dunks a rarity these days for Bryant, who
prefers to conserve the bounce in his aching knees. Bryant even threw down a slam
against James' defense in the third quarter, following it up with a 3-pointer.
"I've been there, you know what I mean?" Bryant said. "It's not about that for me at
this point in my career. It's very important for the game to continue to have young stars
emerge.... It's important for me to step aside. It's about me coming out and performing
and staying healthy, and doing the right things after 15 years."
Although Bryant is just 32, the Philadelphia prep-to-pro star is in his 15th NBA sea-
son, and several current All-Stars particularly young Los Angeles natives Russell
Westbrook and Kevin Love grew up watching his partnership with Shaquille O'Neal
during the Lakers' first three-peat. That reverence is reflected throughout the season, but
was particularly obvious in this exhibition.
Bryant fell short of Wilt Chamberlain's All-Star record 42 points in 1962, but not for
lack of trying by his teammates. He went scoreless in the final 6:48.
"I wish we could have," New Orleans guard Chris Paul said. "But Kobe is one of
those guys who has been in the league for 13 years, but it seems like he's getting younger,
so he'll have another opportunity."


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ILIU you KnOW...:
Black History Trivia

1. Which three colors
comprise the Black
Liberation flag?

Red, black, and green.

2. What do the colors
of the Black Libera-
tion flag represent?

Red for blood; Black
for the people: and
Green for the land.

3. Marcus Garvey
advocated a separate
nation for African
Americans. True or
False?

True. Garvey was the
founder of the Univer-
sal Negro Improve-
ment Association and
the first mass Back-to-
Africa movement.


4. What was
colm X's
name?


Mal-
given


Malcolm Little. He
adopted the Xafter he
joined the Nation of
Islam.

5. Why do members
of the Nation of
Islam substitute X
for their last names?

To symbolize the un-
known, lost ancestry
of Africans in Amer-
ica, and to reject the
names commonly
given to slaves by the
brutal slave owners.

6. Which African-
American Olympic


tracK anu Ilelu star I1IIN LJiLI, I
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walk again?
By: Maggie Paschal
Wilma Rudolph.

1. How long did
some Texas planta-
tion owners take to
inform their slaves of
the Emancipation
Proclamation?

Over two years.

2. Who was an out-
spoken leader of the
religious group
called the Nation of
Islam in the 1960s?

Malcolm X

3. Which member of
the Jackson family
starred in John Sin-
gleton's 1993 film
Poetic Justice?
Janet Jackson

4. Ida B. Wells risked
her life to investigate
the lynching of Black
men. True or false?
ALL THUMBS WAY UP ex-
T claimed the audience Saturday, Febru-
True. ary 19 at the 13th Annual Kingsley
Heritage Celebration, the Kingsley
Plantation, Timucuan Ecological and
5. In 1992, Los Ange- Historic Preserve, Jacksonville, Florida.
les police officers The audience sitting side by side, row
were tried for say- after row, under live oak trees and bright
agely beating a Black sunlight, jumped to their feet with tu-
multuous applause for Broadway ac-
tress, singer and creative producer,
man's name? Roslyn Burrough; the award-winning
Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices of
Rodney King. Brunswick, Georgia; local historian, au-
thor and orator, Rodney Hurst; and the


Lee and Antonio Hunt.
The two-hour celebration
began at 2:00 p.m. with ruins of slave
cabins and live oak trees that set the
stage for Rodney Hurst one-hour
heartrending speech "The Struggle
Continues for Racial
Equality a necessary
need for Black History to
permeate the school books
in order to 'right the
wrong' of the enslavement
of humanity. Hurst new
book, It Was Never About
a Hot Dog and a Coke,
which book
chronicles
a personal
account of
the 1960
Sit in
Demon-
strations in
Jack-
sonville,
Florida and
Ax Handle
Saturday,
as well as
recounts the events leading up to and the
fallout from the bloody events ofAugust
27, 1960.
The second hour set off cheers
for Roslyn Burrough's musical play
"Feel the Spirit" featuring Coastal Youth
Theatre of Voices (Brendon Tate, Jamari
Tate, Walter McCloud, Mashonda Jol-
ley) with Reggie "Katfish" Lee on gui-
tar and Antonio Hunt on keyboard. Ms.
Burrough's sultry voice instrument cat-
egorizes all artistic musical works:
Broadway, classical, Black spirituals,
jazz, gospel, and blues. She opened
with Aje Ko Modeko Wa to Sometimes
I Feel Like A Motherless Child. The tal-
ented Coastal Youth Theatre of Voices
followed with Langston Hughes' "My
People." Ms. Burrough influenced the
audience with Deep River, Nobody
Knows the Trouble I See, 'Ain't Misbe-
havin', It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't
Got that Swing, Believe in Yourself, and
many more soul inspiring songs.


flair delivered heartfelt and stirring
poems by Langston Hughes, Paul Lau-
rence Dunbar, Maya Angelou, Mari
Evans, Eugene Useni Perkins, Dee C.
Lubell, Coastal Youth's Director and
drama coach. Ms. Burrough and
Coastal Youth finale emoted the power-
ful words "Feel the Spirit"; blew a gale
of wind to the audience followed by
Every Time I Feel the Spirit!
The energized audience of
beautifully diverse people rose to their
feet with a joyous and thunderous ap-
plaud. Ms. Dana Roberts of Brunswick,
Georgia who is a fan of Coastal Youth
and supports the group in and out of
state, remarked, "wow, a stupendous
performance! "Feel the Spirit" presents
the beauty of the African American cul-
tural and spiritual experiences." Tears
streamed from Ms. Roberts eyes as she
continued, "it makes you want to shout
with immense happiness. Oh, how
wonderful Ms. Burrough and Coastal
Youth complement each other. An
amazing celebration, a beautiful day."
Ms. Pat Whatley of Jacksonville,
Florida expressed, "I was unable to sit
still in my sit. I truly felt the spirit from
Roslyn Burrough's illuminating voice,
and poems celebrating the ancestors re-
cited by the Coastal Youth Theatre of
Voices, the guitarist/harmonica man,
Reggie 'Katfish' Lee and the smooth
keyboardist, Antonio Hunt." Today's
celebration honored the spirit of the an-
cestors and the spirit of today's old and
the young." Jon, a New Yorker stated,
"It was refreshing. I envision a world
tour." A member in the audience yelled
"The next time, I will bring the neigh-
borhood to witness 'Feel the Spirit.'"
Two women from Canada stated, "we
want others to witness FEEL THE
SPIRIT!, a brilliant musical play!"
Roslyn Burrough's 'FEEL
THE SPIRIT!'- a must see.
Rodney Hurst's It Was Never
About A Hot Dog and A Coke a must
read.
All in attendance gave THUMBS WAY
UP!


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day night on charges of grand larceny and
identity theft.
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were investigating a call that a child at her
home was not attending school. Shabazz's
lawyer told police that the child, Shabazz's
F daughter, was being home-schooled.
Although it is believed that the truancy
complaint was intended for the child of ten-
ants who had recently moved out Shabazz's
Malikah Shabazz new residence, when police looked into the
matter they found a warrant from 2009 that in-
cluded the theft charges and arrested Shabazz on the 46th anniversary of her father's as-
sasination.
The warrant stated that Shabazz was accused of stealing the identity of a fam-
ily friend, the widow of one of Malcolm X's bodyguards, and taking about $30,000 to
pay bills and other personal expenses.
This incident is not Shabazz's first brush with the law. In 1995, Shabazz, who holds
a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Human Development, was fined $250 after
reaching a plea bargain in a credit-card forgery case.
In addition to legal woes, Shabazz is also embroiled in a battle with her siblings in
Westchester County's Surrogate Court for the rights to the estate left by their late mother,
Dr. Betty Shabazz.
Shabazz faces an extradition hearing on Tuesday.


Woman Beats Roomate Over Box
I of Girl Scout Cookies


SAccording to police in Naples, FL., a Collier County
woman was arrested Sunday after savagely beating her
roommate over a box of Girl Scout cookies.
Hersha Howard, 31, accosted her sleeping roommate
after discovering that her cookies were missing. Her room-
mate had given them to her children and offered to pay for
Hersha Howard them, but Howard beat her instead, even threatening her with
scissors and chasing her down to beat her more when she
ran. Howard is charged with aggravated battery and assault with a deadly weapon.


Teen Murders Mother For Taking
Away Game Console

A South
Philadelphia teen
was charged with the
h heinous crime of ma-
tricide after the
charred remains of
-. his mother's body
were discovered in
S. an alley behind their
home.
Local police said
that 16-year-old
Kendall Anderson
had been arguing
Kendall Anderson with his mother for
over an hour after
she was informed her
son had been accused of stealing a laptop from his school.
To put an end to things, she took away his Playstation
console.
According to Anderson's statement, he paced the floor
of his mother's room for three hours while she slept be-
fore he struck her with a claw hammer 20 times.
He then attempted to "cremate" her in the oven, and
when that failed, the 11th grader at Daniel Boone School
in North Philadelphia repeatedly smashed her head with
a chair leg before dragging her bloodied corpse into the
alley, where it remained undetected until family members
became suspicious.
Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge ordered Ander-
son to stand trial for murder, possession of an instrument
of crime and abuse of a corpse.
Anderson, who confessed freely to his crime, told po-
lice that he missed his mother, as she was the only person
who had truly cared for him.








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Jacksonville police were dispatched
to an apartment complex on the
Westside in response to an armed
sexual battery and home invasion
robbery.

The distraught victim told
police that two unknown black
male suspects forced their way into
her apartment late in the afternoon
after she answered a knock at the
door. They were armed with hand-
guns as they pushed their way inside, yelling and demanding money.
One of the suspects hit the victim on the back of the head with a his gun
and tied her hands behind her back.

They again demanded money and valuables. When the terrified
victim told them she did not have any, they forced her to perform nu-
merous sex acts with both of them.

While speaking with the
victim, the police officer was able
to have a composite sketch drawn
from the victim's descriptions of
the suspects. The sketches were dis-
seminated to the public in an effort
to identify the two men.

Thanks to Crime Stoppers
tips from the community, both sus-
pects were both positively identi-
fied and warrants were able to be
issued.

One of the suspects turned himself in after repeatedly seeing
himself on television. The second suspect, who had fled the state, was
later captured by the U.S. Marshalls after a Crime Stoppers tip came in
leading authorities to Evansville, Indiana. It is unknown when this sus-
pect will be transported back to Jacksonville.


Beware of email scams.
In these difficult economic times, be very careful what you choose to do
for so-called "easy money ".

The Bait:

Advertisements that promise steady income for minimal labor in
medical claims processing, envelope-stuffing, craft assembly work, or other
jobs. The ads use similar come-ons: Fast cash. Minimal work. No risk. And
the advantage of working from home when it's convenient for you.

The Catch:

The ads don't say you may have to work many hours without pay,
or pay hidden costs to place newspaper ads, make photocopies, or buy sup-
plies, software, or equipment to do the job. Once you put in your own time
and money, you're likely to find promoters who refuse to pay you, claim-
ing that your work isn't up to their "quality standards."

Your Safety Net:

The FTC has yet to find anyone who has gotten rich stuffing en-
velopes or assembling magnets at home. Legitimate work-at-home business
promoters should tell you -in writing -exactly what's involved in the pro-
gram they're selling. Before you commit any money, find out what tasks
you will have to perform, whether you will be paid a salary or work on
commission, who will pay you, when you will get your first paycheck, the
total cost of the program including supplies, equipment and membership
fees -and what you will get for your money.

Can you verify information from current workers? Be aware of
"shills," people who are paid to lie and give you every reason to pay for
work. Get professional advice from a lawyer, an accountant, a financial ad-
visor, or another expert if you need it, and check out the company with
your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General and the Bet-
ter Business Bureau -not only where the company is located, but also
where you live.


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Jacksonville Man Keeps Girlfriend

Captive in Mobile Home

Police have arrested a man who stands accused of keeping his live-in girlfriend
locked up inside his mobile home for months.
38-year-old Peter S. Qaoud of the 6400 block of Flowers Avenue in Westside is
charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and battery after his girlfriend told
police she had been held hostage in the home because he threatened to kill her if she tried
to escape.
According to her statement, the victim had been able to get to a telephone and
contact a friend. Although police are still unsure how she was able to get access to a
phone, she told the friend that she would kill herself so they would contact the police
on her behalf. The desperate woman had escaped once before but was caught and
dragged back to the home by Qaoud, who threatened to kill her family if she ever tried
to leave again.
When officers arrived to rescue the woman, they found the mobile home barri-
caded and the windows boarded up. The woman requested that police place her in a
shelter.


Man Shoots Another For

Chatting with Girlfriend

A Westside man was hauled off to jail Monday for
shooting another man for talking to his pregnant girl-
friend.
Police said that Gillis Anthony Tillis, Jr. of the
7800 block of Gordean Road had been arguing with
Joseph R. Sykes around 9:00 p.m. on January 20 after
Tillis came upon Sykes chatting with Tillis' pregnant girl-
friend. The verbal altercation quickly turned into a phys-
ical one, during which Tillis shot Sykes.
When questioned, Sykes refused to identify Tillis
as the shooter, but two witnesses picked Tillis out of a
photo spread of possible suspects.
When responding to a report of another fight at
Tillis' home, police arrested him on charges of aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon.


Jax Officer Arrested For Grand Theft

After being arrested on charges of theft, a
Jacksonville police officer was released from jail
Wednesday and awaits his court date next week.
Lt. Reginald Lott, 44, was arrested
Wednesday morning after being accused of steal-
Sing more than $50,000 from the Brotherhood of
Police Officers while serving as treasurer. It was
discovered that he had been funneling the money
into his own bank account for personal use.
According to authorities, Lott spent the
money at high-end retail stores as well as on col-
lege tuition for a family member.
A representative of the group told police
that the funds that were stolen made up more than
Lt. Reginald Lott half of the assets of the Brotherhood of Police Of-
ficers, making it difficult for the charity-based or-
ganization to continue in their work to help others.
Lott retired rather than be fired by the Sheriff's Office and will therefore still be
able to receive his pension.


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7 Georgia Prison Guards

Charged in Beating


Seven Georgia state prison guards were arrested
Monday for the brutal December beating of an inmate.
According to the Georgia Bureau of Investiga-
tion, Christopher Hall, Ronald Lach, Derrick, Wimbush,
Willie Redden, Darren Douglass Griffin, Kerry Bolden
and Delton Rushin of Macon State Prison and Smith State
Prison all attacked inmates at both prisons at the end of a
six-day protest and work stoppage at nearly a dozen fa-
cilities.
The advocacy group Concerned Coalition to Re-
spect Prisoners' Rights said inmate Terrance Dean as well
as another inmate were brutally beaten by the guards for
their role in the protest.
All of the men are being charged with aggravated
battery and violating their oaths of office.


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Criminal IIe UP


Name: Shaniqua Brown Name: Erica Unandler
Age: 17 Height: 5'7" Age: 16 Height: 5'4"
Weight: 1201bs Weight: 1201bs
Last seen 01/31/11 in Orlando, Last seen 01/08/11 in Tampa, FL.
FL. Has scars on right hand and May still be in local area.
both legs.


Name: Marcus Crenshaw
Age: 17 Height: 5'10"
Weight: 1361bs
Last seen 02/13/11 in Pensacola,
FL. May still be in local area.


Name: Orianna Sanders
Age: 16 Height: 5'4"
Weight: 1451bs
Last seen 01/19/11 in Lithonia,
GA. Has pierced ears and tattoo
on back. May travel to Atlanta.


Name: Candice Parchment
Age: 16 Height: 5'1"
Weight: 1061bs
Last seen 04/28/10 from Forest
Park, GA. Has pierced ears and
bottom teeth are crooked.


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Escape Plan


A would-be burglar was jailed after he climbed
through a hole in the roof of an Atlanta liquor store and
then couldn't get back out.
Police and the store owner found 29-year-old
Adam Hardeman hiding in a store restroom with play-
ing cards, lighters and a bottle of gin in his pockets.


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Cough 'Em Up


An X-ray marked the spot for southwest Florida
police who say a teenager swallowed a $16 pair of ear-
rings. He'd dropped them into a bottle of water before
leaving the JCPenney store without paying. When
caught, he swallowed them down with the water.
Authorities say William Colburn faces charges that
include retail theft and tampering with evidence.


Name: Carla Perrym
Age: 47
Offense: Grand Theft


Name: Schantell Roger
Age: 38
Offense: Aggrv. Assault


Name: Gregory Lee
Age: 22
Offense: Grand Theft


Name: Marcus Brandy Name: Eric Lassalle Name: Bruce Williams
Age: 30 Age: 43 Age: 32
Offense: Probation Violation Offense: Riirolnrv/Tnarrcnv Offense: Battery/Assault


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Name: Tobias Camp
Offense: Molestation


Name: Jermel Chambers Name: Eric Dodson
Offense: Sex. Assault Offense: Molestation


Name: Jeffery Allen Name: Horace Bell
Offense: Robbery Offense: Aggrv. Assault


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