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Vjg""Igqtikc"Uvct# Korcev"Tcfkq CO3582 *;26+"988/::56 Rtgukfgpv"Qdcoc"Mgrv"Jku"Yqtf"/" Qucoc"dkp"Ncfgp"ku"Fgcf Ykp"c"UejqnctujkrVjg"Hnqtkfc1Igqtikc"Uvctu"Guuc{"Eqpvguv"/";26/988/::56 Icpi"Ogodgtu" Hkpcnn{"Ugpvgpegf" Okuukpi Vjg"Ugpkqt"Nkhg"Hqwpfcvkqp"Ncwpejgu"Rtqlgev"vq"jgnr"Ugpkqt"Ekvk|gpu Tgfweg"Jkij"Gpgti{"Equvu0""Ecnn<"";26/959/3;65"hqt"kphqtocvkqp0 The family of Brittney Neal, 22, has not seen her since last Wednesday and is definitely concerned. Her sister said she has faith that she will be located. Brittney was last seen by her boyfriend, Roger, on April 28 about 3 a.m. when she decided to go for a walk. Last night (Thursday), Linda Dayson heard that someone saw Brittney but when members of JSO went to the area where they said she was seen, they could not find her. Linda and her volunteers passed out flyers and made other efforts all week. This was the first and only time someone has said they might have seen Brittney walking. Brittney Neal is 5 feet and 165 pounds. If you or anyone has information, please call 904-630-0500. Enjoy your Mothers Day Mom and Children Treat Her Well Sheriff John Rutherford and State Attorney Angela Corey stated on Thursday that about 20 members of two gangs in Jacksonville, the 103rd Street gang and the 45th Street Gang have all received significant sentences after being prosecuted under the RacketeerInfluence Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The arrested received up to 30 years for crimes across multiple neighborhoods across the westside of Jacksonville. Sheriff Rutherford said that almost a 36.7 percent reduction in violent crime in the 45th Street area and 8.3 percent reduction in property crime in the 103rd Street area since the arrest of these men. There is also a 50 percent reduction in homicides. He attributes this improvement with the arrest of such gang members. 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Jakes joined forces with Tracey Edmonds, Curtis Wallace, Elizabeth Hunter, and Glendon Palmer to produce Jumping the Broom, which is being released by TriStar, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. Take your mother to see this romantic comedy. Yjkvg"Jqwug"Rtqrqug"vq"Fkurqug" qh"Gzeguu"Tgcn"Guvcvg The CIA spent years after 9-11, following couriers around in an effort to find Osama bin Laden. Following a courier finally paid off when one led them to the mansion in Pakistan where the worlds most wanted, who had a $25 million reward to pay the person(s) who would turn him over, dead or alive. When President Obama learned that bin Laden was located, he made a decision to capture him in a manner that would keep others safer, including Americans. It is amazing that the week before, there was much noise about his birth place, his ability to lead and his education. So many are pleased that the president did not let the noise cause him to let the cat out of the bag. He knew what he was going to do on Sunday, May 1, 2011 that the Navy SEALS were going in for the capture/kill, and never uttered a word. Bin Laden was captured, and unfortunately or fortunately, was shot to death when he refused to surrender. The president and members of his staff watched the SEALS perform. Bin Laden had money and phones sewn in his clothes, as he did not intend to be captured. The world gives praise to President Obama and the U.S.A. The man who killed thousands, was now dead. On Wednesday, the Obama administrations chief performance officer, Jeffrey Zients and U.S. Controller, Daniel Werfer met to discuss new details on their plan to dispose of excess federal real estate. This includes foreclosed Fannie Mae properties. The disposal of such real estate will save taxpayers at least $15 billion. This will reform the way Washington works and deliver a government that lives within its means while supporting the nations future success as President Obama said in his State of the Union Address. Gov. Rick Scott is getting a bill that would prohibit Floridians from being required to purchase health insurance. The Republican-controlled Senate on Monday voted 30-7 for the measure (HB 1192) previously approved by the House. It would put Florida in direct conflict with the federal health care overhaul that will require most people eventually to have insurance for their health as they now have if they drive a car. Legal experts said federal laws trump state legislation. Gov. Scott, a former hospital chain CEO, has been against the health care bill, presented by the president. The Associated Press reported that federal health officials informed Florida leaders that they presently cannot approve an expansion of the current five-county pilot programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services feel a little comfort. The feds feel that Florida has attempted to cover up details and hide data what is felt to provide information to show some taxpayers dollars have questions under the program.

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A Son is a Son Till He Gets a Wife How Toxic Daughters-in-Law Destroy FamiliesMost women fear the Monster-in-Law.The TV stereotype is always the mother-in-law, for whom no woman will ever be as good to him as she is. Doris Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond embodied that image for 8 years on TV … the grasping, sweet-to-your-face, rude-behind-your-back mother-in-law who only wants her son to be happy, as long as shes the one behind it. By Anne Kathryn Killinger But what if things were the other way around? What happens when its the wife, and not the mother-in-law, that tries to drive a wedge between a man and his mother? Thats what happened to Anne Killinger, author of A Son is a Son Till He Gets a Wife: How Toxic Daughters-in-Law Destroy Families (www.parsonsporchbooks.com). In a world where mothers-in-law are frequently made the butt of bad jokes, many people assume that they are the ones that make life unbearable for their daughters-in-law,Ž Killinger said. I contend that it is often the other way around, that many daughters-in-law today are selfish, possessive, and narcissistic, and will not rest until they have divorced their husbands from the parents who raised them. Its a deceptively gradual process, and half the time, you dont even realize it has happened until its too late. It starts with her taking phone calls for the family, or the canceling of trips to visit family. Soon, phone calls go unreturned, and finally you realize that your son is no longer your son. Hes just some other womans husband.Ž From the emails Killinger receives from her readers and the discussions she has had with others about the topic, she believes the problem is more widespread than the stereotype would lead people to believe. I estimate that at least one in ten families in the U.S. today has experienced this problem, to some degree or another,Ž she said. Its difficult to assign blame for it, however, because everyones relationship is different. Part of me is torn, because I have been a lifelong feminist, yet I cannot escape the feeling that the rampant feminism that women absorb through their education, societal attitude shifts and the popular culture is at least a partial cause for these women believing that its perfectly fine to emotionally separate a son from his parents.Ž Thats not the only cultural shift that could be leading to this issue, according to Killinger. Children in todays society grow up without a strong sense of respect for their parents and what their parents have done for them,Ž she added. With the realities of the two-income family, and most kids being latchkey kids throughout most of their upbringing, children are more independent. They tend to seek their own paths earlier in life, and disobey their parents without much hesitation. This part of our culture makes it a lot easier for children to abandon their parents once they are grown. Its a dark, slippery slope.Ž Unfortunately, through her experience, she has discovered that there is little that can be done to salvage the child-parent relationship. Once a son becomes capable of completely breaking off his contact with his parents, it is a difficult decision to dial back,Ž Killinger said. In our case, the break took three years, from March 2002 to March 2005, to take place completely. Thats a long time to get used to not having his parents around. In many cases, the son may simply stay in the thrall of his wife. On the other hand, even if he realizes he has made a bad choice to let go of his parents, he may be too embarrassed or humiliated to try to repair the relationship. He may feel that things have gone too far for him to ever be worthy of forgiveness, which is tragic. There is no greater loss for a parent than that of losing a child. If a son should ever seek to turn back that clock, he should know that parents will always accept him back into their lives, no matter what. While 50 percent of all new marriages end in divorce, a son can never truly divorce his parents, because they will always take him back.Ž PAGE A-2THE STAR MAY 7 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OPINION CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. FEFIE MANAGEMENT ERIC LEE, DIRECTOR SALES & MARKETING G. ABRAMS, DENNIS WADE, DAN EVANS MAY E. FORD, LAYOUT EDITOR ROB BILLUPS, CRIME & JUSTICE ALLEN PROCTOR DESIGN AND WEB SITE PARTNERInvestigative Reporter: Lonzie Leath, Features: Dementrious Lawrence Reporters/Photographers: Marsha Phelts, Carl Davis, Laurence Greene, F. M. Powell III, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL (AREA DEATHS)ALFORD Deborah, 57, died May 1, 2011. CARTER Brenda, 61, died May 2, 2011. COLLINS, Cynthia, died April 23, 2011. DESTEFANIS Thomas, 73, died April 30, 2011. DORSEY Ernest, died April 26, 2011. DYKE William Van, Jr., died April 28, 2011. EADY, Henrietta Cobb, died April 30, 2011. FOGG, Shirley 82, died April 30, 2011. FORD Rosa, died April 26, 2011. FREDERICK Anthony, died April 24, 2011. GARMAN Alice, died May 3, 2011. Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc. GARNER Vivian L., graveside service will be May 7, 2011. HICKS Joyce Ann, 82, died May 3, 2011. HILDEBRAND Phyllis, died April 23, 2011. HUFF Sonya Monika, funeral service was held May 7, 2011. GREEN Jerome, died April 24, 2011. ILARRAZA Enrique Vinals, died April 30, 2011. JENNINGS Willie, funeral service was held May 5, 2011. JUNE Joseph, Jr., died April 28, 2011. KINGHORN Infant boy, died May 3, 2011. LEE Jacqueline, died April 28, 2011. LUCK Randi Lynn, 52, died May 3, 2011. MILLS Jesse, died April 25, 2011. MURPHY, Richard, 66, died May 1, 2011. NELSON Angela Y. Knighton, funeral service will be held May 7, 2011. PONDER Willie Ola, died April 29, 2011. REDDISH Kathryn Dobbs, 81, died May 4, 2011. ROBINSON Johnie, died April 23, 2011. ROBINSON Shawn, died April 30, 2011. ROSS Edith, 66, died May 1, 2011. SOMMER Christa, 92, died April 21, 2011. WILLIAMS, Baby Girl Faith, died May 2, 2011. ~*~GEORGIA DEATHS ABBOTT Rodney L., died April 25, 2011. ALLEN Joanna Loretta Stevens, died May 2, 2011. BLACKBURN Minnie E., 62, died April 28, 2011. BLASH Kenneth James, Sr., died April 29, 2011. BOLES Sarah M., died April 27, 2011. BURGESS, Thomas, died May 3, 2011. HERRING James B., 61, died May 1, 2011. JACKSON Lennard E. Nard,Ž died April 29, 2011. STEVENS Eddie L., Jr., died April 28, 2011. TRENTT Ronald RonŽ Albert, 71, died May 2, 2011. TURNER Johnny R., 87, died May 3, 2011. VANCE Tommie James, died April 29, 2011. WOOD, James H., Jr., 71, died May 3, 2011. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. 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. Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor 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 MAY 7, 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 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 ~ ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need ForeThought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž SUNDAY MUSIC MAY 2011 Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211 904-355-7584 Rev. Ron Hersom, minister Henson Markham, music director Free and open to the public Sunday, May 8, 10:45 am In Celebration of Mother's Day Kimberly Beasley, soprano; Jeanne Huebner, piano Broadway Favorites Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am Jason Anderson Sean Tarleton, jazz duo Back by popular demand! Sunday, May 29, 10:45 am Memorial Day Observance Aron Mujumdar, violin; Henson Markham, harpsichord Rob McKennon, trumpet; Jeremy Lucas, narrator Bach: Sonata for violin & harpsichord Unger: Ashoken Farewell NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH with Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, cordially invite you to come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona Daniels Day May 15, 2011. Our services are as follows: Church School at 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:45 a.m., Preacher for the hour Rev. James Graham, a minister at Bethel AME Church, Spring Glenn; and Evening Worship at 4:00 p.m., Preacher for the hour Rev. Kelly Brown, pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. The church is located at 737 Jessie St. For more information, call 904-358-2258. NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST cordially invites you to their 31st Annual Inspirational Ladies Day weekend, May 7, 2011, 8 a.m. … 12:00 p.m. We will have two dynamic speakers: Sis. Lynn Sherman keynote speaker and Michelle Banks, motivational speaker both from the Northside Church of Christ. This event is free and open to all: mothers, sisters, daughters and best friends! Please contact the Northside Church of Christ for any questions: Our location: 4736 Avenue B, Jacksonville, Fl., 32209 (904) 765-9830. MILITARY MOTHERS DAY SOCIAL -As part of the celebration of Mothers Day, Operation HomefrontFlorida, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency support to military families and wounded warriors, will honor military moms, spouses and grandmothers with a Mothers Day Social. As truly the backbone of many military families, military moms sacrifice and support their families and play a vital role in keeping our military force strong. This event shows our appreciation for their service and sacrifice by showering them with gifts and treats. Hosted by Operation Homefront-Florida in conjunction with the Florida National Guard Family Programs, the Mothers Day Social will be attended by mothers from all branches of service in the Jacksonville area. We invite you to join us at the event and help us celebrate these wonderful ladies on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. To be held at Maxwell Snyder Armory, 9900 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville. FIRST CHURCH OF PALM COAST -ŽFood GiveawayŽ A free food giveaway is available to those in need and sponsored by the Womens Missionary Society (WMS) of First Church of Palm Coast. WMS president Mattie DeVore and her team will distribute from the food bank on Saturday, May 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. First Church is located at 91 Old Kings Road North. Rev. Gillard S. Glover is Paster. The church can be readed at 386-446-5759. JACKSONVILLE CHILDRENS CHORUS The 2010-2011 concert season has been filled with growth, high expectations and great achievements. On the growth side, The Jacksonville Children's Chorus was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida 2011 Art & Culture Grant. The Fraternal Order of Police, Jacksonville Consolidated Lodge 5-30 had pledged an additional $5,000. The funds are seed money to develop the new Young Men's Chorus, designed to provide advanced vocal training and performance opportunities for high-school age males. As with all chorus participants, this group will learn music theory, aural training and performance skills. Individual attention will be given to each singer as his voice develops. The ensemble will combine with the Concert Choir to learn and perform choral literature for mixed voices. In addition to one two-hour meeting per week, the students will attend Super Saturday rehearsals on a pre-scheduled basis. Extra pre-concert rehearsals are required. This group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We are searching for talented singers to fill the new Young Men's Chorus. If you know a young man who might benefit, please send him our way. visit http://www.birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com/ or call 353-1636.

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L LIFE IFES STYLE 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 STARMAY 7, 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 Delightful Soiree` Featuring The Ritz Chamber PlayersDr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jones hosted an enchanting Soiree` featuring the renowned Ritz Chamber Players recently in their lovely Deerwood home. As guests feasted from a bounteous buffet and libations, they were charmed and delighted with the resounding music of the Ritz Chamber Players joined by Soprano Alison Buchanan. The Soiree was the prelude to the April appearance at Jacoby Hall. During the Soiree` Terrance Patterson, Executive and Artistic Director gave a historical glimpse of the organization. It was unbelievable that it has been ten years since this community was blessed with such a riveting group of talented musicians. With the tremendous help of J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, the launch of our Growth and Awareness Initiative is an investment to strengthen and sustain our emerging arts organization. This effort, along with your support, will advance our mission: to offer extraordinary artistic performances joined with stellar educational experiences that yield unprecedented reach and impact. We invite you to enrich your musical experience and deepen your involvement with the Ritz Chamber Players by becoming a member. The contributions you make will help transform the lives of children by providing free educational activities, master classes and performances for under served schools and communities. We ask all who love and value the Ritz Chamber Music Society, Inc., to join us for this historic opportunity. Together we will create a magnificent future for the Ritz Chamber Players!Ž as stated on the Ritz Chamber Players website. The Soiree` was truly a delightful and enjoyable evening!! Of course with the graciousness of Dr. and Mrs. Jones and the talented performers our enjoyment was not a surprise!The Kernaa and Thomasina McFarlin Legacy Lives OnRyan and Mrs. Kelly King Toaston continued the legacy of the late Kernaa McFarlins with the birth of a new great-grandson, Baby Boy Kellan Toaston. Friends and family celebrated Baby Kellans arrival at a Baby Shower Luncheon honoring his Mom at Maggianos Little Italy at the St. Johns Town Center. The Baby Shower Luncheon was hosted by a very proud grandmother, Mrs. Adrienne McFarlin King. A Shower prior to Kellans birth had been postponed as Mom had developed some difficulties and had to be hospitalized until Baby Kellans arrival. Perhaps Baby Kellan had decided he wanted to be there It was indeed a celebration! New Mom and Dad with Baby were excitedly met by family and friends from far and near. Baby Kellans Auntie Mrs. Kyra King Wade provided beautiful memories of her marvelous sister and Ms. Terri Stepter led the group in lively games. She indicated that we were to forgive the Mardi Gras theme as the original shower was to have been held during Mardi Gras and the parents hail from Louisiana. Ms. Stepter didnt need to apologize for every game tremendously enjoyed!! Blessings and congratulations to the new Mom and Dad along with the supporting cast of relatives and friends!! River Regions Mental Health Department holds Open House in new McDuff Ave. locationRiver Region held an Open House on April 28th at its new Mental Health office at 3020 Warrington St. City officials, members of the board of directors, staff, and other friends of the agency attended. The Warrington St. office, which is at the intersection with McDuff Ave. used to be a bank. More recently, it was a Jacksonville Sheriffs Office substation. The building was renovated with funding from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which was administered by the City of Jacksonville s Housing Services Division. CDBG grants are used for a wide range of housing and community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and improved community facilities and services. The building at Warrington had been vacant for some time. With the support of the City of Jacksonville weve been able to transform it into a resource that will help many people. River Regions Mental Health Department will be providing services to people in need for many years to come,Ž said CEO Derya Williams. For more information about services provided by River Regions Mental Health Department, call 899-6300, ext. 4200. Photo: City of Jacksonville Community Development Division staff attended River Regions Mental Health Departments Open House on April 28th. From left to right, Mamie Henderson, Benita Dawson, Valerie Richardson, Camilla Cooper, Shanee Ealey, LaCree Carswell, Amy Robinson, Glory Dixon, Carolyn Herring.

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It is standard fare for movies that are being released to have a press junket where the producers, director and cast either sit at a press conference in front of an audience of the press or roundtables where both are broken up into small groups to interview. When Lionsgate films had their press conference for Tyler Perrys MADEAS BIG HAPPY FAMILY, they probably figured business as usual. However, this event would turn into the press conference heard around the world when Perry finally couldnt hold his peace any longer and let loose on fellow film maker Spike Lee. Over the last couple of years Lee has openly criticized Perrys films and TV show as coonery and buffoonery. Until now Perry has taken the low road. Spike Lees name came up when famed radio personality Lee Bailey asked Perry about the now famous e-mail letter that Perry sent out as well as posting it on the social networking sites to clear the air about those who are working against him and his movies. Bailey asked what inspired the letter yesterday. Perry replied, This, (the press junket), this whole thing. Just going into the junket. I dont know if yall get my e-mails but I was writing about just people and how hard people work to discourage people from seeing my work. I dont even understand it. There are so many people who walk around saying its stereo typical. This is where the whole Spike Lee thing comes from. The negativity, this is Stepin Fetchit, this is coonery, this is buffoonery and they try to get people to get on this band wagon with them to get this mob mentality to come against what Im doing. But what they dont understand is this, and this is what I want to make perfectly clear to everybody especially Black people. Ive never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say this is stereo type. Ive never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos. Ive never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams) and Dustin Hoffman in what they were doing in Tootsie. Never saw it! Its always Black people and this is something that I can not undo. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois went through the exact same thing. Langston Hughes said that Zora Neale Hurston, a woman who wrote There Eyes Were Watching God was a new version of the darkie because she spoke in a southern dialect and a southern tone and Im sick of it from us. Im sick of it and it comes from us (referring to Blacks). We dont have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us or take shots because we do it to ourselves. Perry continues, So me being so frustrated with it I just wanted to say. Then they go on to say people of other ethnic groups or White people dont see my movies. Thats all a lie. Im standing on stage looking at thousands of people, thousands of faces with every race represented and Im tired of it. Im tired of just laying down, tired of just being nice letting them say whatever they want to say, however they want to say it without people knowing what the attempt really is. When quizzed about the money aspect Perry responds quick, But its never been about the money honestly. Not one day has it ever been about the money for me. What has happened is that I was always trying to use my work to uplift somebody, make them laugh and give them a message and all of that other stuff came. Some press outlets have questioned if Perrys comment that Spike Lee can go straight to hell was a publicity stunt but it really was an on the spot reaction from Tyler. Yours truly was there in the room and you can take that to the bank! My personal take is as follows: Considering the history of the psychological and pathological conditioning of self-hate in Black Afrikans in the U.S., both men need to not fall into the Black-on-Black public spectacle feud Trick Bag trap that is purposely set.. Perry mentions Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie) and Robbin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire) as examples but those men get to do an entire broad spectrum of roles and arent stuck doing one thing. If Blacks had that same balance of making all kinds of movies from serious to comedy Spike and Tyler would be cool doing their own niche and so would their viewers. Hollywood bosses love it when they create the atmosphere for unfair and discriminatory limits on what Blacks can and cant do then sit back with hidden hands and watch Blacks blame each other and fight amongst themselves!. PAGE THE STAR MAY 7, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Music: Atlantic Records recording group Death Cab For Cutie will be dropping their new album Codes And Keys May, 31st and will begin their U.S./Canadian Tour in July. Nu Soul and Philly Soul Music artists Kendred The Family Soul have dropped their new single Magic Happens. Singer actress Cheryl pepsii Riley has a new indy release called Let Me Be Me. She has been busy travelling with Tyler Perrys stage play Madeas Big Happy Family now available on DVD. She also hosts a weekly talent showcase at The Village Underground in New York City. Catch her at www.cherylpepsiiriley.com. Also see her on Monday nights as she hosts her Back in the day, black velvet painting, blue lights in da basement, musicians and singers jam via webcast on www.thevillageunderground.com. Vocalist Julie Dexter (juliedexter.com) has a new CD out titled New Again on Ketch A Vibe Records. French songstress Maty Soul has a new video hitting the airwaves titled In My Village. Magazine: True Magazines next issue titled Give Me A Beat is due out on May 31, 2011. It will showcase hip hop music producers. Look for it and see who the hottest producers are. Check out www.true-magazine.com. Movies: Madeas Big Happy Family; Lionsgate Films, Tyler Perry Studios and 34th Street Films. Starring Tyler Perry, Loretta Devine, Cassi Davis, Shannon Kane, Isaiah Mustafa, Natalie Desselle Reid, Rodney Perry, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Shad Bow Wow Moss, Teyana Taylor and Lauren London. Written, Produced and Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by Reuben Cannon and Roger M. Bobb. Tylers movies have created two lines for people to jump in. One is those who oppose and the other is those who love his work. On the one end are the weak and spineless Black men who are dominated by overbearing wives who wearthe-pants in the family. Backwards language and other silly-isms do blanket this entire movie. Teyana Taylors character Sabrina is especially nauseating with that horrible, annoying goose squawk that she uses after every other word. On the other hand it is funny and a message is in the serious parts of the film. Tyler supporters laud him businesswise for finding a niche market and fan base and sticking to it for continued success. Spike Lee vs. Tyler? Only history will tell. Fast Five; Universal Pictures, Original Film/One Race Films Productions. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang and Dwayne Johnson. Directed by Justin Lin. Written by Chris Morgan. Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell. Action is the name of the game from the git-go. The acting is good and the plot is on the money. However, crashing a bus that rolls over several times filled with locked down prisoners and no one gets hurt and Vin Diesel escapes is a bit much. And how do these wanted criminals end up in countries across the world with no U.S. visas while on a no fly list? They dont get hurt in crashes, escape runs or fights either. Just enjoy the action and thrill ride. Good flick! Study, Observe and Win! Rych Tyler PerryThe Press Conference Heard Around The World!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate Films Rych McCains Hollyhood Notes!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net, Facebook Celeb Interviews L to R Loretta Divine Tyler Perry Photo by Quantrell Colbert for Lionsgate Films

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B1 C M Y KMAY 7, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FL / GA SECTION B You Better Watch Out!! GO VOTE! By Dan Evans Florida/ Georgia Star Reporter As May 17th looms near, politics is not as usual. This maybe one of the shortest ballots Jacksonville voters has ever witnessed. The sample ballot you received in the mail shows whom you have the opportunity to vote for at your precinct. The Mayor, City Council At Large Positions Group 1, 4, and 5 and the Tax Collector. You have received absentee ballots in the mail and the last day to request an absentee ballot is May 11th. The last day the Supervisor of Elections will mail an absentee ballot is May 13th. May 2nd was the first day of early voting. A group of Jacksonville Community Leaders held a press conference to urge you to VOTE and VOTE EARLY The group talked about the importance of this election. You can vote early at a library near you or go to the Supervisor of Elections office downtown. Mike Hogan, escorted by Ken Adkins is visiting communities he seldom acknowledges. Yet refuses to openly (on TV) debate Alvin Brown again. Mr. Brown continues to visit communities throughout the city. In the Bluegrass/Northwood Community Mr. Brown was joined by Beverly McClain, founder of Families of Slain Children. This election is too important for you not to vote. Lenny Curry, chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County talks about the national ramifications of this race. Curry states, there is still a war of ideas going on.Ž He praises President Obama, as Commander in Chief for his leadership in the stand to go after Osama bin Laden, but states the Republican Party is still committed to Mr. Obamas defeat. The mayoral race in Duval County is the first step. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT!! The Florida / Georgia Star remind you to VOTE ABSENTEE or VOTE EARLY Dont wait until May 17th. However if you do wait, remember to GO VOTE Donald Foy, Beverly McClain, Lessie Bodie, Miquel Ortiz, and Alvin Brown. Mr. Neal Unforgettable Class of 1961 from New Stanton High School. Left, Ron Breaker, 1961 graduate of Mathew W. Gilbert along with the Stanton High School Unforgettable Class of 1961. Lucious Albertie, Samuel Patterson, Catherine Thomas Hines, Barbara Hitt Demps, Cynthia Franklin Anderson (kneeling), Earnest Tippins, Marsha Rosier Phelts, Lawrence"35" Simpson, Nolan Rod Gilmore, Linda Pearson /Belton and Constance Stitt Faulk Franklintown United Methodist Church Avis D. Smith, Pastor and Rev Dr. R. G. Pelham, Associate Minister breakfast follow service at Church Fellowship Hall and Easter Worship service at 10:00 am over 50 at American Beach Easter the end of Lewis street 7:00 AM bread and wine given to the people with these words Blue Bottle Tree Celebration on Saturday & Easter Sunrise SundayAmerican Beach Linda Belton, Robin Wynn and granddaughter Kaelin Wynn. Below: Blue Bottle Tree Easter Sunrise Service American Beach April 24, 2011 Cheryl Gonzalez and Victoria Gonzalez American Beach Easter

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By : Ulysses W. Watkins Jr., MDToday and throughout the year lets give thanks to our mothers, grandmothers, and great if for no other reason than then having to do with your coming into this world. A mother doesnt have to be a child bearer but she should be a child carer, filled with love and devotion for her children. Your mother is not always without short comings but it is your responsibility to try and understand and love her anyway. There is so much that could be written about motherhood but time and space will not allow so the medical staff and these newspaper staff members would like to wish you a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. By: Karl Fuchs What "Mother" Means Mother" is such a simple word, But to me theres meaning seldom heard. For everything I am today, My mothers love showed me the way. Ill love my mother all my days, For enriching my life in so many ways. She set me straight and then set me free, And thats what the word "mother" means to me. Thanks for being a wonderful mother, Mom! Mothers Day, May 8, 2011!PAGE B 2THE STAR MAY 07, 2011 D{<"Nwekwu"Icpvv Whenever youre doing something youre not supposed to be doing, someone will tell on you. Anytime youre acting and behaving in a way that is undesirable and/or inappropriate, someone could blow the whistle on you. Whatever little mischievous, devilish or wicked plot or scheme youre thinking about perpetrating, chances are youre tricks will be revealed! Who is going to tell on you? Time will tell! You can have a Lear Jet, a fast getaway car, the worlds fastest yacht or be an Olympic sprinter yourself but you can never escape the wrath of time! No matter how much you do things undercover, no matter what you do behind closed doors, no matter what you do in high places, no matter what you do on the down-low, no matter what you think you are keeping secret and no matter how effective you are at stalking or creeping, time is going to expose you for what you really are! Time will tell how much you love your mate and how much you love your mistress. Time will tell how much you love your job or how badly you want to change employers. Time will tell how honest you are, how loyal you are, how dependable you are or how responsible you are. Time is a snitch that you cant stop from snitching! Want to know if that hair is real? Time will tell. Want to know if that credit is bad? Time will tell. Want to know if that car is owned or leased? Time will tell. Theres no need to get stressed about whether or not that family member, friend or lover has good or bad intentions. All you have to do is to wait a little while and time will tell you everything you want or need to know. The people that know the most usually are the people that have the most time to listen to their hearts, follow their instincts and to observe their surroundings and environment. We all have made bad decisions based on a rush to judgment in life and in love but regardless of the conclusions we reach, time will always tell us the truth! We can run but we cant hide. Time will tell that woman, or man, where you are, where youve been and what you were doing. If youre doing the right thing, time will be on your side. But if you are lying, cheating, stealing, plotting, scheming, tricking, hooking, pimping or whatever, time is going to eventually expose you. We have to be time considerate. We have to respect and value our time and the time of others. We have to be on time when we say we will be. If we dont, time will snitch on your ass! (Become a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: dead Man Writing" at any major book store and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net) Community Activities REPTICON: EXOTIC ANIMALS SHOW, Jacksonville Expo Center at the Fairgrounds, Saturday May 07, 2011, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202. For more information call 904.353.0535 ROCKVILLE. Sunday May 08, 2011-12:00 PM 11:00 PM at Metropolitan Park 4110 Gator Bowl Drive. Jacksonville, FL 32202904.630.0837 THROUGH OUR EYES 2011: FORWOMEN AND MEN OF COLOR: THE ART OF RELATIONSHIPS. On Monday May 09, 2011 at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555 for more information FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00 pm 5:00 pm, May 9 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 49 Arlington Road South, Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments) FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 10:00 am 3:00 pm May 10 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 3538 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments) WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT IN AN IDEAL CANDIDATEŽ May 10, 2011, Tuesday-Jacksonville Urban League (904) 366-6494, Location: 903 West Union Street, 9:00am-11:30am KOHLS FAMILY WATER SAFETY FAIR Will be Held Saturday, May 14, at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 10:30 am … 2:30 pm MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting performances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with activities for this years festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net "RAINES CLASS OF 1981 WILL BE HAVING ITS 30 YEAR CLASS REUNION on 9/2/11-9/4/11 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel. For more information call Cecilia Dorsey at 904-766-8784. KUUMBA AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERCIAN CULTURAL ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL". Please support our fund raising efforts in the year 2012 by placing your newspaper prints, magazines and catalogs in our Paper Retrieving Recycling bin located in the parking lot at the Winn Dixie Supermarket on Soutel Drive and Moncrief Rd, 5250 Moncrief Rd, Store #194. NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1963 will meet the third Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library 1826 Dunn Avenue at 3:00-500 pm .Preparing for Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie Smith Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library closed Sundays for those months 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 Send your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or http://www.andikconsulting.com ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTES STREP THROAT (Streptococcal Sore Throat) GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: Infection and inflammation of the pharynx by streptococcal bacteria. Strep throat is contagious. One out of 4 family members usually catches it within 2 to 7 days after exposure. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Throat; tonsils. SEX AND AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Fever. *Rapid onset of throat pain. *Throat pain that is worse when swallowing. *Appetite loss. *Headache. *General ill feeling. *Ear pain when swallowing (sometimes). *Swollen glands in the neck. *Bright-red tonsils that may have specks of pus. CAUSES: Streptococcal bacteria. RISK INCREASES WITH Recent strep infection in the household. *Smoking. *Fatigue. *Cold, wet weather. *Crowded living conditions. HOW TO PREVENT: Avoid contact with infected people. WHAT TO EXPECT APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE Self-care after diagnosis. *Doctors treatment. DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES Your own observation of symptoms. *Medical history and physical exam by a doctor. *Laboratory studies, such as throat culture and blood count. A throat culture is the only way to diagnosis a strep-throat infection. This is an inexpensive, quick painless procedure in a doctors office. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS Dehydration (if throat is too sore to swallow liquid). *The following complications can be prevented with at least 10 days of treatment with penicillin or other effective antibiotics: Abscess next to the tonsil. Rheumatic fever. Glomerulonephritis. PROBABLE OUTCOME: Usually curable in 10 to 12 days with antibiotic treatment. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES For adults or children old enough to gargle, prepare a soothing tea gargle. Double the strength of the tea, and gargle warm or cold as often as it feels good. *Use a cool-mist humidifier to provide moisture. This relieves the dry, tight feeling the throat. *Use warm soaks to relieve the pain in swollen glands. MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe penicillin or another antibiotic to take orally or by injection ACTIVITY You may read or watch TV. *After treatment, resume normal activity as symptoms improve. Children may return to school 5 days after beginning antibiotics and the fever is normal for 24 hours. DIET: A liquid diet may be necessary when the throat is sore. Drink as many fluids as possible, milk shakes, soups, teas, carbonated drinks and iced coffee. Any type and amount of solid food is acceptable as soon as it can be swallowed without too much pain. CALL YOU DOCTOR IF You have symptoms of a strep-throat. *The following occurs during treatment: Temperature is normal for 1 or 2 days, then fever develops. New symptoms appear, such as: nausea; vomiting; earache; cough; swollen glands; skin rash; severe headache; nasal drainage; or shortness of breath. Joints become red or painful. Dark urine, rash, chest pain or fatigue (may occur as much as 3 to 4 weeks later. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area The Gantt Report

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B1 C M Y KMAY 7, 2011 THESTAR PAGE B-3 Endorsed by The Florida Times-Union Alvin Brown for Mayor, best choice to lead city.Ž Brown has the ability to rally the city, not pull it apart. Jacksonville needs his energy during tough times. He fits all the best qualities of a progressive city.Ž The Florida Times-Union, May 1, 2011 Vote Today! Early voting is underway for the May 17 city election.Political advertisement paid for and approved by Alvin Brown, Democrat for Mayor

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In a move that was shocking to many around the football world; The Minnesota Vikings selected Christian Ponder out of Florida State with the 12th pick overall in this years NFL Draft. Ponder who followed up a stellar junior season with a less than sublime senior season, did everything he could after recovering from a bursa sack injury that plagued him all last season, to impress NFL teams. Ponder was quoted as saying that NFL teams had him labelled as injury prone.Ž Ponder did just that by blowing away the competition at the Senior Bowl, as well as scoring very well in almost every area during the NFL combines. Leslie frasier stated that choosing Ponder with the 12th pick was a No brainerŽ for the viking who desperately had a major need in that position. Ponder may not achieve the stature of a Bret Farve during his career, but he is an extremely intelligent player who knows and love the game of football. Ponder is expected to be ready to go for the Vikings first game. PAGE B-4 THE STAR May 7, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K One would expect that with three of the league's top scorers over the past seven seasons, Miami would be seeking to overwhelm opponents with extraordinary offensive output. But through two games of round 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs, its not the Heats offense, but their defense that has helped them to maintain homecourt advantage. The old It's defense that wins championshipsŽis what Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has been preaching and teaching since training camp. This philosophy should not shock anyone familiar with the style of defense that has been a staple of Pat Riley teams during his time on the sideline."We are going to have to stop teams, and we have said that from Day 1 in training camp. This was going to be our niche," Heat forward Chris Bosh said. The Heat were No. 6 in the league in points allowed during the season (94.6) and third in field-goal percentage allowed (43.4%). In the playoffs, they have allowed an average of 87.7 points, tops among the eight remaining teams. The Celtics are shooting 42.9% against the Heat, five percentage points lower than their season average, and scoring almost six points fewer per game than their season average. Its no secret that Miami's versatility „ a combination of quickness, length, strength and IQ „ makes it t ough for opponents to score. The Heat can cover ground, guard multiple positions and defend at the rim. Miami has blocked 17 shots in the series, including five by Heat reserve Joel Anthony. He is undersized for a center at 6-9 but is quick, strong and can leap. Before the series, Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked his team, 'If we have an Olympics, who's going to win?' Everybody said Miami except for Rondo, because if he could run in all the events we may have a chance." His point: Miami's athleticism, includ ing endurance, is tough to beat. While chasing Boston guard Ray Allen all over the court, Wade has still averaged 33 points and held Allen to 16 points per game but just seven in Game 2. The difference between Boston's excellent defense and Miami's? "I haven't seen Ray Allen track down the point guard on the fast -break and pin his shot on the glass yet this year. I don't think we're going to see that." River said in referencing one of James' patented chase-down blocks on Ro ndo in Game 1. EWC Baseball The Edward Waters College Baseball team is in a 3 game playoff series vs Fisher College from Boston Mass. EWC must win 2/3 games to advance to the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The games are being played in Cary, North Carolina at the USA Baseball Academy. For more information on EWC baseball visit www.ewc.edu. Ponder to Minnesota Tim Tebow Host Celebrity Golf Tournamant Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow and the Tim Tebow Foundation is set to host a celebrity golf tournament to raise money for youth. There will be having numerous celebrities, athletes and coaches playing the pro-am tournament which promises to be fun to watch. The tournament will feature a unique format to keep things interesting. Tebow announced that when the event tees off Saturday at 9 a.m. on Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, each of the 18 holes will have a unique element.Each hole will include food stops, athletic competitions and even the rare opportunity for spectators to be invited inside the ropes to participate in the action. I like to have fun out on the golf course, and the 18hole skills challenge will go a long way to keep everyone loose out there and ensure that all of us … the participants and the spectators … will spend the day having a great time,Ž Tebow said. I hope everyone comes out on Saturday, especially to help me make a putt on the fourth hole.Ž The list of celebrities who will have to navigate through the 18 holes includes NFL Pro Bowlers, former and current Florida football players and coaches, performing artists and Tebow himself. Curtis Holcomb was taken in the seventh round of the NFL Draft today by the San Francisco 49ers. With the 250th pick of the draft, the 49ers went with a "blue collar" player, known for his rigorous work ethic. As a senior, he led the Rattler defense to an impressive season. He finished the season with three interceptions, 41 tackles, with 33 of them being solos and three sacks. Coach Joe Taylor was happy to have another Rattler on the Draft Board. The Jacksonville Sharks(6-1) continue to amaze as they jumped into first place following a 76-55 home victory over the Orlando Predators (4-3). Jacksonville earned its sixth consecutive victory with the only loss coming from Arizona in Week 1. Sharks veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia made professional football history when he threw for six touchdown passes and reached 1,000 passing touchdowns on his career. Garcia and the Sharks travel to Philadelphia (2-5) on Friday, May 6 at 7:05 p.m. EST. This will be Philadelphias second home game of the 2011 season. 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President Obama Kept His Word


Osama bin Laden is Dead


The CIA spent years after 9-11, following couriers around in an effort to find Osama bin Laden. Following a
courier finally paid off when one led them to the mansion in Pakistan where the world's most wanted, who had a
$25 million reward to pay the persons) who would turn him over, dead or alive.
When President Obama learned that bin Laden was located, he made a decision to capture him in a manner that
would keep others safer, including Americans. It is amazing that the week before, there was much noise about his
birth place, his ability to lead and his education. So many are pleased that the president did not let the 'noise'
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president and members of his staff watched the SEALS perform. Bin Laden had money and phones sewn in his
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Former Mayoral Candidate Donates $100,000 with

One Million Dollar Commitment to Bethune Cookman


Florida's Gov. Scott Gets Bill
to Block Federal Health
Overhaul
Gov. Rick Scott is getting a bill that would prohibit
Floridians from being required to purchase health
insurance.
The Republican-controlled Senate on Monday voted
30-7 for the measure (HB 1192) previously approved
by the House. It would put Florida in direct conflict
with the federal health care overhaul that will require
most people eventually to have insurance for their
health as they now have if they drive a car.
Legal experts said federal laws trump state legislation.
Gov. Scott, a former hospital chain CEO, has been
against the health care bill, presented by the president.
The Associated Press reported that federal health offi-
cials informed Florida leaders that they presently can-
not approve an expansion of the current five-county
pilot programs. The Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services feel a little comfort.
The feds feel that Florida has attempted to cover up
details and hide data what is felt to provide information
to show some taxpayers dollars have questions under
the program.


Bethune Cookman University, located in Daytona
Beach, celebrated commencement on Thursday, May 5
at the Ocean Center where Rev. Al Sharpton was the
speaker.
The graduates and the audience truly enjoyed Rev.
Sharpton's speech but was truly surprise and delighted
when former mayoral candidate, Warren Lee of
Jacksonville presented the university with a check for
$100,000 and a commitment to continue to donate
through The Warren Lee Foundation until he has given
the university one million dollars.
Dr. Hiram C. Powell, Vice President for Advancement
of the University, accepted the check.

Jumping The Broom
Mother's Day Weekend Release
Just in time for Mother's Day, T. D. Jakes will release
"Jumping the Broom" a new film that promotes love,
happiness, and strengthening family ties. Jakes joined
forces with Tracey Edmonds, Curtis Wallace, Elizabeth
Hunter, and Glendon Palmer to produce Jumping the
Broom, which is being released by TriStar, a Sony
Pictures Entertainment Company.
Take your mother to see this romantic comedy.

White House Propose to Dispose
of Excess Real Estate
On Wednesday, the Obama administration's chief
performance officer, Jeffrey Zients and U.S. Controller,
Daniel Werfer met to discuss new details on their plan
to dispose of excess federal real estate. This includes
foreclosed Fannie Mae properties.
The disposal of such real estate will save taxpayers at
least $15 billion. This will reform the way Washington
works and deliver a government that lives within its
means while supporting the nation's future success as
President Obama said in his State of the Union
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A Son is a Son Till He Gets a Wife
How Toxic Daughters-in-Law Destroy Families
Most women fear the Monster-in-Law.

The TV stereotype is always the mother-in-law, for whom no woman will ever be as good to him as she is. Doris
Roberts on Everybody Loves Raymond embodied that image for 8 years on TV- the grasping, sweet-to-your-face,
rude-behind-your-back mother-in-law who only wants her son to be happy, as long as she's the one behind it.
By Anne Kathryn Killinger
But what if things were the other way around? What happens when it's the wife, and not the mother-in-law,
that tries to drive a wedge between a man and his mother? That's what happened to Anne Killinger, author of A
Son is a Son Till He Gets a Wife: How Toxic Daughters-in-Law Destroy Families (www.parsonsporchbooks.com).
"In a world where mothers-in-law are frequently made the butt of bad jokes, many people assume that they
are the ones that make life unbearable for their daughters-in-law," Killinger said. "I contend that it is often the
other way around, that many daughters-in-law today are selfish, possessive, and narcissistic, and will not rest
until they have divorced their husbands from the parents who raised them. It's a deceptively gradual process, and
half the time, you don't even realize it has happened until it's too late. It starts with her taking phone calls for
the family, or the canceling of trips to visit family. Soon, phone calls go unreturned, and finally you realize that
your son is no longer your son. He's just some other woman's husband."
From the emails Killinger receives from her readers and the discussions she has had with others about the
topic, she believes the problem is more widespread than the stereotype would lead people to believe.
"I estimate that at least one in ten families in the U.S. today has experienced this problem, to some degree
or another," she said. "It's difficult to assign blame for it, however, because everyone's relationship is different.
Part of me is torn, because I have been a lifelong feminist, yet I cannot escape the feeling that the rampant fem-
inism that women absorb through their education, societal attitude shifts and the popular culture is at least a par-
tial cause for these women believing that it's perfectly fine to emotionally separate a son from his parents."
That's not the only cultural shift that could be leading to this issue, according to Killinger.
"Children in today's society grow up without a strong sense of respect for their parents and what their par-
ents have done for them," she added. "With the realities of the two-income family, and most kids being 'latch-
key kids' throughout most of their upbringing, children are more independent. They tend to seek their own paths
earlier in life, and disobey their parents without much hesitation. This part of our culture makes it a lot easier for
children to abandon their parents once they are grown. It's a dark, slippery slope."
Unfortunately, through her experience, she has discovered that there is little that can be done to salvage the
child-parent relationship.
"Once a son becomes capable of completely breaking off his contact with his parents, it is a difficult deci-
sion to dial back," Killinger said. "In our case, the break took three years, from March 2002 to March 2005, to
take place completely. That's a long time to get used to not having his parents around. In many cases, the son
may simply stay in the thrall of his wife. On the other hand, even if he realizes he has made a bad choice to let
go of his parents, he may be too embarrassed or humiliated to try to repair the relationship. He may feel that
things have gone too far for him to ever be worthy of forgiveness, which is tragic.
There is no greater loss for a parent than that of losing a child. If a son should ever seek to turn back that
clock, he should know that parents will always accept him back into their lives, no matter what. While 50 per-
cent of all new marriages end in divorce, a son can never truly divorce his parents, because they will always take
him back."


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Schedule of Events and Services



MILITARY MOTHER'S DAY SOCIAL -As part of
the celebration of Mother's Day, Operation Homefront-
Florida, a nonprofit organization that provides emer-
gency support to military families and wounded war-
riors, will honor military moms, spouses and grand-
mothers with a Mother's Day Social. As truly the back-
bone of many military families, military mom's sacri-
fice and support their families and play a vital role in
keeping our military force strong. This event shows our
appreciation for their service and sacrifice by shower-
ing them with gifts and treats. Hosted by Operation
Homefront-Florida in conjunction with the Florida
National Guard Family Programs, the Mother's Day
Social will be attended by mothers from all branches of
service in the Jacksonville area. We invite you to join
us at the event and help us celebrate these wonderful
ladies on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00
p.m. To be held at Maxwell Snyder Armory, 9900
Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville.
NEW FOUNTAIN CHAPEL A.M.E. CHURCH with
Rev. Louis Kirkland, Pastor, cordially invite you to
come and join us as we celebrate our Annual Leona
Daniels' Day May 15, 2011. Our services are as fol-
lows: Church School at 9:00 a.m., Morning Worship at
10:45 a.m., Preacher for the hour Rev. James Graham,
a minister at Bethel AME Church, Spring Glenn; and
Evening Worship at 4:00 p.m., Preacher for the hour
Rev. Kelly Brown, pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist
Church. The church is located at 737 Jessie St. For
more information, call 904-358-2258.
NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST cordially
invites you to their 31st Annual Inspirational Ladies
Day weekend, May 7, 2011, 8 a.m. 12:00 p.m. We
will have two dynamic speakers: Sis. Lynn Sherman
keynote speaker and Michelle Banks, motivational
speaker both from the Northside Church of Christ. This
event is free and open to all: mothers, sisters, daughters
and best friends! Please contact the Northside Church
of Christ for any questions: Our location: 4736 Avenue
B, Jacksonville, Fl., 32209 (904) 765-9830.
SUNDAY MUSIC MAY 2011
Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville
7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32211
904-355-7584
Rev. Ron Hersom, minister
Henson Markham, music director
Free and open to the public
Sunday, May 8, 10:45 am
In Celebration of Mother's Day
Kimberly Beasley, soprano; Jeanne Huebner, piano
Broadway Favorites
Sunday, May 15, 10:45 am
Jason Anderson Sean Tarleton, jazz duo
Back by popular demand!
Sunday, May 29, 10:45 am
Memorial Day Observance
Aron Mujumdar, violin;
Henson Markham, harpsichord
Rob McKennon, trumpet; Jeremy Lucas, narrator
Bach: Sonata for violin & harpsichord
Unger: Ashoken Farewell

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p.m. to 3:00 p.m. First Church is located at 91 Old
Kings Road North. Rev. Gillard S. Glover is Paster. The
church can be readed at 386-446-5759.

JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN'S CHORUS The
2010-2011 concert season has been filled with growth,
high expectations and great achievements. On the
growth side, The Jacksonville Children's Chorus was
recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Florida 2011 Art & Culture Grant. The
Fraternal Order of Police, Jacksonville Consolidated
Lodge 5-30 had pledged an additional $5,000. The
funds are seed money to develop the new Young Men's
Chorus, designed to provide advanced vocal training
and performance opportunities for high-school age
males. As with all chorus participants, this group will
learn music theory, aural training and performance
skills. Individual attention will be given to each singer
as his voice develops. The ensemble will combine with
the Concert Choir to learn and perform choral literature
for mixed voices. In addition to one two-hour meeting
per week, the students will attend Super Saturday
rehearsals on a pre-scheduled basis. Extra pre-concert
rehearsals are required. This group will meet weekly on
Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We are searching for
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JACKSONVILLE, FL
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ALFORD, Deborah, 57,
died May 1, 2011.
CARTER, Brenda, 61,
died May 2, 2011.
COLLINS, Cynthia, died
April 23, 2011.
DESTEFANIS, Thomas,
73, died April 30, 2011.
DORSEY, Ernest, died
April 26, 2011.
DYKE, William Van, Jr.,
died April 28, 2011.
EADY, Henrietta Cobb,
died April 30, 2011.
FOGG, Shirley 82, died
April 30, 2011.
FORD, Rosa, died April
26, 2011.
FREDERICK, Anthony,
died April 24, 2011.
GARMAN, Alice, died
May 3, 2011. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
GARNER, Vivian L.,
graveside service will be
May 7, 2011.
HICKS, Joyce Ann, 82,
died May 3, 2011.
HILDEBRAND, Phyllis,
died April 23, 2011.
HUFF, Sonya Monika,
funeral service was held
May 7, 2011.
GREEN, Jerome, died
April 24, 2011.
ILARRAZA, Enrique
Vinals, died April 30,
2011.
JENNINGS, Willie,
funeral service was held
May 5, 2011.
JUNE, Joseph, Jr., died
April 28, 2011.
KINGHORN, Infant
boy, died May 3, 2011.
LEE, Jacqueline, died
April 28, 2011.
LUCK, Randi Lynn, 52,
died May 3, 2011.
MILLS, Jesse, died April
25, 2011.


MURPHY, Richard, 66,
died May 1, 2011.
NELSON, Angela Y
Knighton, funeral service
will be held May 7, 2011.
PONDER, Willie Ola,
died April 29, 2011.
REDDISH, Kathryn
Dobbs, 81, died May 4,
2011.
ROBINSON, Johnie,
died April 23, 2011.
ROBINSON, Shawn,
died April 30, 2011.
ROSS, Edith, 66, died
May 1, 2011.
SOMMER, Christa, 92,
died April 21, 2011.
WILLIAMS, Baby Girl
Faith, died May 2, 2011.



GEORGIA DEATHS
ABBOTT, Rodney L.,
died April 25, 2011.
ALLEN, Joanna Loretta
Stevens, died May 2,
2011.
BLACKBURN, Minnie
E., 62, died April 28,
2011.
BLASH, Kenneth James,
Sr., died April 29, 2011.
BOLES, Sarah M., died
April 27, 2011.
BURGESS, Thomas,
died May 3, 2011.
HERRING, James B.,
61, died May 1, 2011.
JACKSON, Lennard E.
"Nard," died April 29,
2011.
STEVENS, Eddie L., Jr.,
died April 28, 2011.
TRENTT, Ronald "Ron"
Albert, 71, died May 2,
2011.
TURNER, Johnny R.,
87, died May 3, 2011.
VANCE, Tommie James,
died April 29, 2011.
WOOD, James H., Jr.,
71, died May 3, 2011.


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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .................................9:30 a.m.
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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.
Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus -, .
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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. Pearce Edwing, Sr.

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
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A Delightful Soiree' Featuring The
Ritz Chamber Players

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jones hosted an enchanting
Soiree' featuring the renowned Ritz Chamber Players recent-
ly in their lovely Deerwood home. As guests feasted from a
bounteous buffet and libations, they were charmed and
delighted with the resounding music of the Ritz Chamber .l
Players joined by Soprano Alison Buchanan. The Soiree was
the prelude to the April appearance at Jacoby Hall.
During the Soiree' Terrance Patterson, Executive and
Artistic Director gave a historical glimpse of the organiza-
tion. It was unbelievable that it has been ten years since this
community was blessed with such a riveting group of talent-
ed musicians.
"With the tremendous help of J. Wayne and Delores
Barr Weaver, the launch of our Growth and Awareness
Initiative is an investment to strengthen and sustain our 1
emerging arts organization. This effort, along with your sup- -f
port, will advance our mission: to offer extraordinary artistic
performances joined with stellar educational experiences
that yield unprecedented reach and impact.
We invite you to enrich your musical experience and
deepen your involvement with the Ritz Chamber Players by
becoming a member. The contributions you make will help
transform the lives of children by providing free educational
activities, master classes and performances for under served
schools and communities.
We ask all who love and value the Ritz Chamber
Music Society, Inc., to join us for this historic opportunity.
Together we will create a magnificent future for the Ritz
Chamber Players!" as stated on the Ritz Chamber Players
website.
The Soiree' was truly a delightful and enjoyable
evening!! Of course with the graciousness of Dr. and Mrs.
Jones and the talented performers our enjoyment was not a
surprise!

The Kernaa and Thomasina
McFarlin Legacy Lives On

Ryan and Mrs. Kelly King Toaston continued the
legacy of the late Kernaa McFarlins with the birth of a new
great-grandson, Baby Boy Kellan Toaston. Friends and fam-
ily celebrated Baby Kellan's arrival at a Baby Shower
Luncheon honoring his Mom at Maggiano's Little Italy at
the St. John's Town Center. The Baby Shower Luncheon
was hosted by a very proud grandmother, Mrs. Adrienne
McFarlin King. V
A Shower prior to Kellan's birth had been postponed
as Mom had developed some difficulties and had to be hos-
pitalized until Baby Kellan's arrival. Perhaps Baby Kellan "
had decided he wanted to be thereby!
It was indeed a celebration! New Mom and Dad with
Baby were excitedly met by family and friends from far and
near. Baby Kellan's Auntie Mrs. Kyra King Wade provided
beautiful memories of her marvelous sister and Ms. Terri
Stepter led the group in lively games. She indicated that we
were to forgive the Mardi Gras theme as the original shower
was to have been held during Mardi Gras and the parents hail
from Louisiana. Ms. Stepter didn't need to apologize for
every game tremendously enjoyed!!
Blessings and congratulations to the new Mom and
Dad along with the supporting cast of relatives and friends!!

River Region's Mental Health Department holds Open House in new McDuff Ave. location

River Region held an Open House on April 28th at its
new Mental Health office at 3020 Warrington St. City officials, RI\R Ru(. i 1\ HI MAN ,I .1 (
members of the board of directors, staff, and other friends of
the agency attended. The Warrington St. office, which is at the
intersection with McDuff Ave., used to be a bank. More recent- .,,
ly, it was a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office substation.
The building was renovated with funding from a ,
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which was /
administered by the City of Jacksonville 's Housing Services
Division. CDBG grants are used for a wide range of housing
and community development activities directed toward neigh-
borhood revitalization, economic development and improved
community facilities and services.
"The building at Warrington had been vacant for some
time. With the support of the City of Jacksonville we've been
able to transform it into a resource that will help many people.
River Region's Mental Health Department will be providing
services to people in need for many years to come." said CEO Photo: City of Jacksonville Community Development Division staff attended
Derya Williams. Health Department's Open House on April 28th. From left to right, Mam
For more information about services provided by River Dawson, Valerie Richardson, Camilla Cooper, Shanee Ealey, LaCree Carswell,
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THE PRESS CONFERENCE HEARD AROUND THE WORLD!
By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook
Photo Courtesy of Lionsgate Films


L to R Loretta Divine Tyler Perry Photo by Quantrell Colbe
It is standard fare for movies that are being
released to have a press junket where the producers,
director and cast either sit at a press conference in front
of an audience of the press or roundtables where both
are broken up into small groups to interview. When
Lionsgate films had their press conference for Tyler
Perry's MADE'S BIG HAPPY FAMILY, they proba-
bly figured business as usual. However, this event
would turn into the press conference heard around the
world when Perry finally couldn't hold his peace any
longer and let loose on fellow film maker Spike Lee.
Over the last couple of years Lee has openly criticized
Perry's films and TV show as "coonery" and "buffoon-
ery." Until now Perry has taken the low road.
Spike Lee's name came up when famed radio
personality Lee Bailey asked Perry about the now
famous e-mail letter that Perry sent out as well as post-
ing it on the social networking sites to clear the air
about those who are working against him and his


movies. Bailey asked "what
inspired the letter yester-
day." Perry replied, "This,
(the press junket), this whole
thing. Just going into the
junket. I don't know if ya'll
get my e-mails but I was
writing about just people and
how hard people work to
/ discourage people from see-
/ ing my work. I don't even
i, understand it. There are so
Many people who walk
Around saying its stereo typ-
always ical. This is where the whole
n t .h Spike Lee thing comes from.
SThe negativity, this is Stepin
Fetchit, this is coonery, this
is buffoonery and they try to
rt for Lionsgate Films get people to get on this
band wagon with them to get
this mob mentality to come against what I'm doing. But
what they don't understand is this, and this is what I
want to make perfectly clear to everybody especially
Black people. I've never seen Jewish people attack
Seinfeld and say this is stereo type. I've never seen
Italian people attack The Sopranos. I've never seen
Jewish people complaining about Mrs.
Doubtfire (Robin Williams) and Dustin Hoffman in
what they were doing in Tootsie. Never saw it! It's
always Black people and this is something that I can
not undo. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois
went through the exact same thing. Langston Hughes
said that Zora Neale Hurston, a woman who wrote
"There Eyes Were Watching God" was a new version of
the darkie because she spoke in a southern dialect and
a southern tone and I'm sick of it from us. I'm sick of
it and it comes from us (referring to Blacks). We don't
have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us


or take shots because we do it to ourselves."
Perry continues, "So me being so frustrated
with it I just wanted to say. Then they go on to say peo-
ple of other ethnic groups or White people don't see my
movies. That's all a lie. I'm standing on stage looking
at thousands of people, thousands of faces with every
race represented and I'm tired of it. I'm tired of just lay-
ing down, tired of just being nice letting them say what-
ever they want to say, however they want to say it with-
out people knowing what the attempt really is." When
quizzed about the money aspect Perry responds quick,
"But its never been about the money honestly. Not one
day has it ever been about the money for me. What has
happened is that I was always trying to use my work to
uplift somebody, make them laugh and give them a
message and all of that other stuff came."
Some press outlet's have questioned if Perry's
comment that "Spike Lee can go straight to hell" was a
publicity stunt but it really was an on the spot reaction
from Tyler. Yours truly was there in the room and you
can take that to the bank! My personal take is as fol-
lows: Considering the history of the psychological and
pathological conditioning of self-hate in Black
Afrikans in the U.S., both men need to not fall into the
Black-on-Black public spectacle feud "Trick Bag" trap
that is purposely set..
Perry mentions Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie) and
Robbin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire) as examples but
those men get to do an entire broad spectrum of roles
and aren't stuck doing one thing. If Blacks had that
same balance of making all kinds of movies from seri-
ous to comedy Spike and Tyler would be cool doing
their own niche and so would their viewers. Hollywood
bosses love it when they create the atmosphere for
unfair and discriminatory limits on what Blacks can
and can't do then sit back with hidden hands and watch
Blacks blame each other and fight amongst them-
selves!.


Music:
Atlantic Records recording group
"Death Cab For Cutie" will be dropping
their new album "Codes And Keys"
May, 31st and will begin their
U.S./Canadian Tour in July. Nu Soul
and Philly Soul Music artists "Kendred
The Family Soul" have dropped their
new single "Magic Happens." Singer
actress Cheryl pepsii Riley has a new
indy release called "Let Me Be Me."
She has been busy travelling with Tyler
Perry's stage play "Madea's Big Happy
Family" now available on DVD. She
also hosts a weekly talent showcase at
The Village Underground in New York
City. Catch her at www.cherylpepsiiri-
ley.com. Also see her on Monday nights
as she hosts her "Back in the day, black
velvet painting, blue lights in da base-
ment, musicians and singers jam" via
webcast on www.thevillageunder-
ground.com. Vocalist Julie Dexter
(juliedexter.com) has a new CD out
titled "New Again" on Ketch A Vibe
Records. French songstress Maty Soul
has a new video hitting the airwaves
titled "In My Village."
Magazine:
True Magazine's next issue titled
"Give Me A Beat" is due out on May 31,
2011. It will showcase hip hop music
producers. Look for it and see who the
hottest producers are. Check out
www.true-magazine.com.
Movies:
Madea's Big Happy Family;
Lionsgate Films, Tyler Perry Studios
and 34th Street Films. Starring Tyler
Perry, Loretta Devine, Cassi Davis,
Shannon Kane, Isaiah Mustafa, Natalie
Desselle Reid, Rodney Perry, Tamela
Mann, David Mann, Shad "Bow Wow"
Moss, Teyana Taylor and Lauren
London. Written, Produced and


Directed by Tyler Perry. Produced by
Reuben Cannon and Roger M. Bobb.
Tyler's movies have created two lines
for people to jump in. One is those who
oppose and the other is those who love
his work. On the one end are the weak
and spineless Black men who are domi-
nated by overbearing wives who wear-
the-pants in the family. Backwards lan-
guage and other "silly-isms" do blanket
this entire movie. Teyana Taylor's char-
acter Sabrina is especially nauseating
with that horrible, annoying goose
squawk that she uses after every other
word. On the other hand it is funny and
a message is in the serious parts of the
film. Tyler supporters laud him busi-
nesswise for finding a niche market and
fan base and sticking to it for continued
success. Spike Lee vs. Tyler? Only his-
tory will tell.
Fast Five; Universal Pictures,
Original Film/One Race Films
Productions. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul
Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese
Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Matt
Schulze, Sung Kang and Dwayne
Johnson. Directed by Justin Lin. Written
by Chris Morgan. Produced by Neal H.
Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell.
Action is the name of the game from the
git-go. The acting is good and the plot is
on the money. However, crashing a bus
that rolls over several times filled with
locked down prisoners and no one gets
hurt and Vin Diesel escapes is a bit
much. And how do these wanted crimi-
nals end up in countries across the world
with no U.S. visas while on a no fly list?
They don't get hurt in crashes, escape
runs or fights either. Just enjoy the
action and thrill ride. Good flick!
Study, Observe and Win!
Rych


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By Dan Evans Florida/ Georgia Star Reporter .
As May 17th looms near, politics is not as usual. This maybe one of the shortest ballots. ... -,
Jacksonville voters has ever witnessed. The sample ballot you received in the mail shows "-- .
whom you have the opportunity to vote for at your precinct. The Mayor, City Council At
Large Positions Group 1, 4, and 5 and the Tax Collector. .w
You have received absentee ballots in the mail and the last day to request an absentee bal- -
lot is May 11th. The last day the Supervisor of Elections will mail an absentee ballot is May
13th. 7"
May 2nd was the first day of early voting. A group of Jacksonville Community Leaders "
held a press conference to urge you to VOTE and VOTE EARLY. The group talked about
the importance of this election. You can vote early at a library near you or go to the Supervisor i '
Mike Hogan, escorted by Ken Adkins is visiting communities he seldom acknowledges. "
Yet refuses to openly (on TV) debate Alvin Brown again. Mr. Brown continues to visit com-
munities throughout the city. In the Bluegrass/Northwood Community Mr. Brown was joined .
by Beverly McClain, founder of Families of Slain Children.
This election is too important for you not to vote. Lenny Curry, chairman of the
Republican Party of Duval County talks about the national ramifications of this race. Curry U..
states, "there is still a war of ideas going on." He praises President Obama, as Commander L .
in Chief for his leadership in the stand to go after Osama bin Laden, but states the Republican' i
Party is still committed to Mr. Obama's defeat. The mayoral race in Duval County is the first
step.
YOU BETTER WATCH OUT!! The Florida / Georgia Star remind you to VOTE,
ABSENTEE or VOTE EARLY. Don't wait until May 17th. However if you do wait, remem- Donald Foy, Beverly McClain, Lessie Bodie, Miquel Ortiz, andAlvin Brown.
ber to GO VOTE.

Blue Bottle Tree Celebration on Saturday & Easter Sunrise Sunday- American Beach


Unforgettable Class of 1961 from New Stanton High
School. Left, Ron Breaker, 1961 graduate of Mathew W
Gilbert along with the Stanton High School Unforgettable
Class of 1961. Lucious Albertie, Samuel Patterson,
Catherine Thomas Hines, Barbara Hitt Demps, Cynthia
Franklin Anderson (kneeling), Earnest Tippins, Marsha
Rosier Phelts, Lawrence"35" Simpson, Nolan Rod
Gilniore, Linda Pearson /Belton and Constance Stitt Faulk


Franklintown United Methodist Church Avis D. Smith,
Pastor and Rev Dr. R. G Pelham, Associate Minister
breakfast follow service at Church Fellowship Hall and
Easter Worship service at 10:00 am over 50 atAmerican
Beach Easter the end of Lewis street 7:00 AM bread
and wine given to the people with these words


Easter Sunrise Service American Beach April 24, 2011


Linda Belton, Robin Wynn and
granddaughter Kaelin Wynn.


Below: Blue Bottle Tree


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Whenever you're doing something you're not
supposed to be doing, someone will tell on you.
Anytime you're acting and behaving in a way that is
undesirable and/or inappropriate, someone could blow
the whistle on you. Whatever little mischievous, devil-
ish or wicked plot or scheme you're thinking about per-
petrating, chances are you're tricks will be revealed!
Who is going to tell on you? Time will tell!
You can have a Lear Jet, a fast getaway car, the world's fastest yacht or be an
Olympic sprinter yourself but you can never escape the wrath of time!
No matter how much you do things undercover, no matter what you do behind
closed doors, no matter what you do in high places, no matter what you do on the
down-low, no matter what you think you are keeping secret and no matter how
effective you are at stalking or creeping, time is going to expose you for what you
really are!
Time will tell how much you love your mate and how much you love your mis-
tress.
Time will tell how much you love your job or how badly you want to change
employers.
Time will tell how honest you are, how loyal you are, how dependable you are
or how responsible you are.
Time is a snitch that you can't stop from snitching!
Want to know if that hair is real? Time will tell. Want to know if that credit is
bad? Time will tell. Want to know if that car is owned or leased? Time will tell.
There's no need to get stressed about whether or not that family member, friend
or lover has good or bad intentions. All you have to do is to wait a little while and
time will tell you everything you want or need to know.
The people that know the most usually are the people that have the most time to
listen to their hearts, follow their instincts and to observe their surroundings and
environment.
We all have made bad decisions based on a rush to judgment in life and in love
but regardless of the conclusions we reach, time will always tell us the truth!
We can run but we can't hide. Time will tell that woman, or man, where you are,
where you've been and what you were doing.
If you're doing the right thing, time will be on your side. But if you are lying,
cheating, stealing, plotting, scheming, tricking, hooking, pimping or whatever, time
is going to eventually expose you.
We have to be time considerate. We have to respect and value our time and the
time of others. We have to be on time when we say we will be.
If we don't, time will snitch on your ass! (Become a fan of The Gantt Report on
Facebook. Buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: dead Man Writing" at any major book
store and contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)







Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area

REPTICON: EXOTIC ANIMALS SHOW, Jacksonville Expo Center at the
Fairgrounds, Saturday May 07, 2011, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL
32202. For more information call 904.353.0535
ROCKVILLE. Sunday May 08, 2011-12:00 PM 11:00 PM at Metropolitan Park
4110 Gator Bowl Drive. Jacksonville, FL 32202- 904.630.0837
THROUGH OUR EYES 2011: FOR WOMEN AND MEN OF COLOR: THE
ART OF RELATIONSHIPS. On Monday May 09, 2011 at the Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.632.5555
for more information
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 12:00
pm 5:00 pm, May 9 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 49 Arlington Road South,
Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
Appointments)
FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 10:00
am 3:00 pm May 10 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 3538 Blanding Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL. For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
Appointments)
"WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT IN AN IDEAL CANDIDATE" May 10, 2011,
Tuesday-Jacksonville Urban League (904) 366-6494, Location: 903 West Union
Street, 9:00am-11:30am
KOHL'S FAMILY WATER SAFETY FAIR Will be Held Saturday, May 14, at
the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 10:30 am 2:30 pm
MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting per-
formances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with
activities for this year's festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For
more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email events@coj.net"
"RAINES CLASS OF 1981 WILL BE HAVING IT'S 30 YEAR CLASS
REUNION on 9/2/11-9/4/11 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel. For more
information call Cecilia Dorsey at 904-766-8784. "
KUUMBA AFRICAN/AFRICAN-AMERCIAN CULTURAL ARTS AND
MUSIC FESTIVAL".Please support our fund raising efforts in the year 2012 by
placing your newspaper prints, magazines and catalogs in our Paper Retrieving
Recycling bin located in the parking lot at the Winn Dixie Supermarket on Soutel
Drive and Moncrief Rd, 5250 Moncrief Rd, Store #194.
NEW STANTON SR. HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1963 will meet the third
Sunday of each month at the Highlands Branch Library 1826 Dunn Avenue at
3:00-500 pm .Preparing for Class 50th Reunion in the year 2013. Contact Gracie
Smith Foreman @ 904 766-5221. NO MEETINGS JUNE & JULY. Library
closed Sundays for those months
THE FEMALE DR. PHIL, ANDI K., MA, IS A LEADING PROFESSION-
AL IN SOCIAL EDUCATION AND CONSULTING. Please check out the lat-


est video additions on YouTube://www.youtube.com/user/AndiKConsulting.
Send your feedback to 972.591.3883 (Phone) or
http://www.andikconsulting.com I


STREP THROAT
(Streptococcal Sore Throat)
GENERAL INFORMATION
DEFINITION: Infection and inflammation of the pharynx by
streptococcal bacteria. Strep throat is contagious. One out of 4
family members usually catches it within 2 to 7 days after expo-
sure.
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Throat; tonsils.
SEX AND AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
* Fever.
* Rapid onset of throat pain.
* Throat pain that is worse when swallowing.
* Appetite loss.
* Headache.
General ill feeling.
* Ear pain when swallowing (sometimes).
* Swollen glands in the neck.
* Bright-red tonsils that may have specks of pus.
CAUSES: Streptococcal bacteria.
RISK INCREASES WITH
* Recent strep infection in the household.
* Smoking.
* Fatigue.
* Cold, wet weather.
* Crowded living conditions.
HOW TO PREVENT: Avoid contact with infected people.
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
* Self-care after diagnosis.
* Doctor's treatment.
DIAGNOSTIC MEASURES
* Your own observation of symptoms.
* Medical history and physical exam by a doctor.
* Laboratory studies, such as throat culture and blood count. A throat culture is
the only way to diagnosis a strep-throat infection. This is an inexpensive, quick
painless procedure in a doctor's office.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS
* Dehydration (if throat is too sore to swallow liquid).
* The following complications can be prevented with at least 10 days of
treatment with penicillin or other effective antibiotics:
Abscess next to the tonsil.
Rheumatic fever.
Glomerulonephritis.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Usually curable in 10 to 12 days with antibiotic treatment.
HOW TO TREAT
GENERAL MEASURES
* For adults or children old enough to gargle, prepare a soothing tea gargle.
Double the strength of the tea, and gargle warm or cold as often as it feels
good.
* Use a cool-mist humidifier to provide moisture. This relieves the dry, tight
feeling the throat.
* Use warm soaks to relieve the pain in swollen glands.
MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe penicillin or another antibiotic to take oral-
ly or by injection.
ACTIVITY
* You may read or watch TV.
* After treatment, resume normal activity as symptoms improve. Children may
return to school 5 days after beginning antibiotics and the fever is normal for 24
hours.
DIET: A liquid diet may be necessary when the throat is sore. Drink as many fluids as
possible, milk shakes, soups, teas, carbonated drinks and iced coffee. Any type and
amount of solid food is acceptable as soon as it can be swallowed without too much pain.

CALL YOU DOCTOR IF
* You have symptoms of a strep-throat.
* The following occurs during treatment:
Temperature is normal for 1 or 2 days, then fever develops.
New symptoms appear, such as: nausea; vomiting; earache; cough; swollen
glands; skin rash; severe headache; nasal drainage; or shortness of breath.
Joints become red or painful.

Dark urine, rash, chest pain or fatigue (may occur as much as 3 to 4 weeks later.






By: Ulysses W. Watkins Jr., MD

Today and throughout the year let's give thanks to our mothers, grandmothers,
and great if for no other reason than then having to do with your coming into this
world. A mother doesn't have to be a child bearer but she should be a child carer,
filled with love and devotion for her children.
Your mother is not always without short comings but it is your responsibility
to try and understand and love her anyway. There is so much that could be writ-
ten about motherhood but time and space will not allow so the medical staff and
these newspaper staff members would like to wish you a HAPPY MOTHER'S
DAY.

By: Karl Fuchs
What "Mother" Means

Mother" is such a simple word,
But to me there's meaning seldom heard.
For everything I am today,
My mother's love showed me the way.

I'll love my mother all my days,


For enriching my life in so many ways.
She set me straight and then set me free,
And that's what the word "mother" means to me.


Thanks for being a wonderful mother, Mom!


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S~ .i and thirim n field-goal percentage allowed (43.4%)Ht,. utIn the playoffs, they ha
S lowed an average of 87.7 points, tops mong the eight remaining teams.
SThe Celticst' dlare shooting 42% against the Heat, five percentage pi c lower
,fJ^B "7 91 ithan their seasboon average, and scoring almost six points cllll. Tiper game than
their season average. Its no secret that Miami's versatility -ldck a combination of quickness, length, strength and IQ makes it tough for opponents to score. thae Heat can
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center at 6-9 but is quick, strong and can leap. Before the series, Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked his team, we have an Olympics, who's going to win?' Everybody said.
Miami except for Rondo, be e if he The Heat were No. 6 in the league in points allowed during the season (94.6)
L . 'd and third in field-goal percentage allowed (43.4%). In the playoffs, they have
S, I..1 allowed an average of 87.7 points, tops among the eight remaining teams.
"_ The Celtics are shooting 42.9% against the Heat, five percentage points lower
.. r -than their season average, and scoring almost six points fewer per game than
their season average. Its no secret that Miami's versatility a combination of quickness, length, strength and IQ makes it tough for opponents to score. The Heat can
cover ground, guard multiple positions and defend at the rim. Miami has blocked 17 shots in the series, including five by Heat reserve Joel Anthony. He is undersized for a
center at 6-9 but is quick, strong and can leap. Before the series, Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked his team, 'If we have an Olympics, who's going to win?' Everybody said
Miami except for Rondo, because if he could run in all the events we may have a chance." His point: Miami's athleticism, including endurance, is tough to beat. While chas-
ing Boston guard Ray Allen all over the court, Wade has still averaged 33 points and held Allen to 16 points per game but just seven in Game 2.
The difference between Boston's excellent defense and Miami's? "I haven't seen Ray Allen track down the point guard on the fast-break and pin his shot on the glass
yet this year. I don't think we're going to see that." River said in referencing one of James' patented chase-down blocks on Rondo in Game 1.


The Edward Waters College Baseball team
is in a 3 game playoff series vs Fisher
College from Boston Mass. EWC must win
2/3 games to advance to the NAIA National
Championship Tournament. The games are
being played in Cary, North Carolina at the
'l USA Baseball Academy. For more informa-
tion on EWC baseball visit www.ewc.edu.
Curtis Holcomb
Swas taken in the
n t re il t e seventh round o
y er the NFL Draft
today by the San
Francisco 49ers.
With the 250th
pick of the draft,
the 49ers went
with a "blue col-
lar" player, known
for his rigorous
work ethic.
As a senior, he led the Rattler defense to an impressive season. He finished the
season with three interceptions, 41 tackles, with 33 of them being solos and three
sacks. Coach Joe Taylor was happy to have another Rattler on the Draft Board.


In a move that waste i
shocking to many I il
around the football
world; The Minnesota
Vikings selected
Christian Ponder out
of Florida State with
the 12th pick overall
in this years NFL
Draft. Ponder who
followed up a stellar
junior season with a
less than sublime sen-
ior season, did every-
thing he could after
recovering from a
bursa sack injury that
plagued him all last season, to impress NFL teams. Ponder was quoted as saying that
"NFL teams had him labelled as injury prone." Ponder did just that by blowing away
the competition at the Senior Bowl, as well as scoring very well in almost every area
during the NFL combines. Leslie frasier stated that choosing Ponder with the 12th
pick was a "No brainer" for the viking who desperately had a major need in that posi-
tion. Ponder may not achieve the stature of a Bret Farve during his career, but he is
an extremely intelligent player who knows and love the game of football. Ponder is
expected to be ready to go for the Vikings first game.


Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow and the Tim
Tebow Foundation is set to host a celebrity golf tourna-
ment to raise money for youth. There will be having
numerous celebrities, athletes and coaches playing the
pro-am tournament which promises to be fun to watch.
The tournament will feature a unique format to keep
things interesting. Tebow announced that when the event
tees off Saturday at 9 a.m. on Dye's Valley Course at TPC
Sawgrass, each of the 18 holes will have a unique ele-
ment.Each hole will include food stops, athletic competi-
tions and even the rare opportunity for spectators to be
invited inside the ropes to participate in the action.

"I like to have fun out on the golf course, and the 18-
hole skills challenge will go a long way to keep everyone
loose out there and ensure that all of us the participants
and the spectators will spend the day having a great
time," Tebow said. "I hope everyone comes out on
Saturday, especially to help me make a putt on the fourth
hole."
The list of celebrities who will have to navigate through
the 18 holes includes NFL Pro Bowlers, former and cur-
rent Florida football players and coaches, performing
artists and Tebow himself.


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The Jacksonville Sharks(6-1) continue to amaze as they jumped into first place following a 76-55 home victory over
the Orlando Predators (4-3). Jacksonville earned its sixth consecutive victory with the only loss coming from Arizona
in Week 1. Sharks veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia made professional football history when he threw for six touch-
down passes and reached 1,000 passing touchdowns on his career. Garcia and the Sharks travel to Philadelphia (2-5)
on Friday, May 6 at 7:05 p.m. EST. This will be Philadelphia's second home game of the 2011 season.
After taking on Philadelphia the Sharks return home to host the Iowa Barnstormers on Friday the 13th at 8:00 p.m. It
will be military appreciation night. Then they hit the road again, as the Sharks travel to Georgia to take on the Force.
The winningfrenzy is on in Jacksonville as the home team has their eyes focused on a championship run.
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Florida HBCU Sports
Round-up Coming Soon

The Florida Star is
happy to announce that
beginning with the June
4th issue; we will begin
to Spot-lite one of our
state Historically Black
Colleges and
Universities sporting
news each week. The
initial line-up will be as
follows:
Week 1: EWC
Week 2: FAMU
Week 3: BCU
Week 4: FMC
We will also have spe-
cial edition issues for
major sporting events
such as The Florida
Classic. Thank you for
you continued support.
www.thefloridastar.com


Princ- .
oundation, Inc.




You are cordially invited to attend the
round table for our future.
&
Help strategize our visions for the new
community center
Thursday May 12 6pm
Prince Community Center
& Banquet Hall
3315 N. Liberty St. (E. 23rd & Liberty St.)



To RSVP or For more
Information:
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COX ART OF HAIR BARBER SHOP

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3RD SEMESTER

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We are proud to announce the names of the Cox Art of Hair Barber Shop Honor
Roll for the Third Semester. Congratulations to all Honorees and continue to do your.
best.

Jaden Caldwell E&S Honor Roll Rufus E. Payne Elementary

: Marcus D. Cox E&S Honor Roll Dinsmore Elementary

SJoseph Hopkins II A Honor Roll Garden City Elementary

SJordan C James A Honor Roll Trinity Christian Academy

SJoshua T. James A Honor Roll Trinity Christian Academy V

SBruce McCord A Honor Roll Good Shepherd Academy

SDemetrey Smith A B Honor Roll Esprit De Corps Center

Arjonas I. Adams II A B Honor Roll Lavilla Middle School










Attention all high school juniors and seniors...
scholarshiala which will be at the Hatt Reenc Riverfront Hotel in beautiful Firsdowntown Jacksonville Schoolwe
are sponsoring an essay contest to award 3 schJordan R Dawkins A B Honor Roll Darnell Cookman High Schoollle area.



The Florida Star 60th Anniversary
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Attention all high school juniors and seniors...
The Florida Star Newspaper will be celebrating its 60h anniversary on June 17Flor In conjunction with our
scholarship gala Mhich will be at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Hotel in beautiful downtown Jacksonville; we
are sponsoring an essay contest to award 3 scholarships to deserving students in the greater Jacksonville area.
The details surrounding the contest are as follows:

Essay Subject: The significance of Juneteenth Day and what it means to me...
Essay should be a minimum of 500 words.
Essays must be submitted to school principal or design ,t.o be fwa to Florida Star personnel.
Say Deadline is May 31st 2011 ,; " ".
St l ts entering essay contest must bea or senlrbnd institution of higher
learn after graduation.
Top 3 es will receive scholastlps 0o be awarded tf June : ~'r
Scholarship Gala... .;
Scholarship a unts are: $2,000 (Ff 0rsDiO(c Place), d .5
Prize amounts su ct to Gal a-lge.-


Winning students m pt prdi ie'mhtfil nte inth'an insttuti higher learning.
Trade schools and cert Cation prdog itional coafte nd universities.
Winning essays will be pu shed I he Flor tar.

Good Luck to you all.

Eric Lee, Director of Sales & Market : (9 6-8834 office : eric@~thefloridastar.com


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