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Floridian Bill Lester, First
African American to win race
Si Bill Lester broke boundaries
Last weekend by becoming the
first Black driver to win a
Rolex Series event when the
Si.,- Autohaus Motorsports team
finished first in the GT divi-
sion at the Virginia 250 in
Lester accomplished this
win in the hometown of
Wendell Scott, the only Black winner of a NASCAR
Cup Series race in 1963.
Lester is known as one of the most fan friendly driv-
ers in motorsports. He said that he and his co-driver
Jordan Taylor felt this race was very exciting. He said
that neither thought this race would have historical
aspects or implications.
In 2006 he became the first Black driver since 1986
and the sixth ever, to make a Cup field.
First Lady Michelle Obama
at Spelman College, Atlanta
Photos by Spelman College;
Story by Sarah Favors and Glenda
Left: Mrs. Michelle Obama,
commencement speaker, 2011.
Below: Shayna Johnson,
Salutatorian, Jordan Webber,
Valedictorian, Dr. Beverly Daniel
Tatum, President, First Lady
Obama, Samantha Tulin,
President, Class of 2011, Iva
Spelman College Student
Government Assoc. of 2011.
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First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the Spelman
College, Class of 2011 for the 130-year-old school
which beat out colleges across the country for the
honor. Mrs. Obama inspired the graduates to "Find
those folks who have so much potential but so little
opportunity and do for them what Spelman has done
for you," Mrs. Obama said. "No matter where you go
in the world, you will find folks who have been dis-
counted or dismissed, but who have every bit as much
promise as you have. They just haven't had the chance
to fulfill it."
Mrs. Obama was joined by Debbie Allen and Felicia
Rashad to receive the Honorary Doctorate degrees.
Photo: Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown with wife and two sons, as he makes his acceptance and thank you speech. Brown was introduced by
Mayor John Peyton, left. Standing in crowd are Congresswoman Corrine Brown and State Representative Mia Jones.
"IT'S A NEW DAY, A NEW DAWN
AND WE'RE FEELING GOOD..."
By Florida/Georgia Star Reporter
The page has been turned.
History has been made. The first
Black Mayor of Jacksonville,
Florida has been voted into office.
The response is overwhelming, at
least in the Black community. This
reporter took to the streets while
waiting on a press conference of
acceptance by Mayor-elect Alvin
Brown. The statement was, "share
your feelings concerning this time
in history." Sharon Coon: "This is
an awesome thing to celebrate.
History that took twenty years to get
a democrat and a life time for an
Afro American Mayor. We needed
a change in our administration and
Alvin Brown is that person. We
thank God for this victory."
Brenda Simmons: "Jacksonville as
been on the verge of something
great for a long time. Alvin Brown
is the person who can help
Jacksonville turn that corner to
make this city a destination and not
just a pass through." Joan
Turner: "This is history making in
Jacksonville, it's been twenty years
in the making and God has sent us
Joshua and I'm so great full. "
Paul Tutwiler: This is the most
wonderful occasion for the entire
City of Jacksonville to be a part of
American History." Robert
Scott;" This is a historical occa-
sion, being a native ofJacksonville,
it shows Jacksonville is ready to go
to the next level. Stanley Taylor:
"For Mr Brown to be elected Mayor
is a tremendous occasion, momen-
tous for the Black citizens in
Jacksonville. We should have had
this a long time ago. We don't like to
go to the polls. We see now your
vote does count." Dr Charles
Moreland:"This is a very impor-
tant dayfor our city and we are very
proud of Mayor Brown. We look
forward to the wonderful things he
is going to do for our great city. "
Donald Foy: "What this occasion
means to me is history being made.
The audience looked like
the Who's Who of Jacksonville,
from the man on the street to the
woman in office. Congresswoman
Brown, Elder Harris, School board
members Paula Wright and Betty
Burney. Senator Hill, Rep Mia
Jones, Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin,
Bishop R. McKissick Pat Lockett
Felder, Tommy Hazzouri. Joe
Bailey, Jack Webb was the only
noted city council person. This
Noel Jones Speaks at Greater Works
Brunswick by Angela Favors Morrell
Greater Works Than These
Ministries, under the leader-
ship of Pastor Mark Baker,
S Celebrates 15 Years of
Ministry. Along with The
Guest Speaker Bishop Noel
Jones who is the senior pas-
tor of the City of Refuge
Church in Gardena,
Rev. T.L. Davis, pastor, Little Rock California. The City of
Baptist, Nahunta, Ga. with Bishop Refuge has about 17,000
Noel Jones, Los Angeles. members and was formerly
the Greater Bethany
Greater Works anniversary celebration continues with
Speakers: Sunday, May 22, Pastor Craig Campbell of Zion
Baptist Church of Brunswick; Tuesday, May 24, Pastor R.J.
Washington of Titus Harvest Dome, Jacksonville, FL;
Friday, May 27, Bishop Wiley Jackson of Gospel
Tabernacle Church, Atlanta, GA
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and Fred (Ha
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reporter was aware of the absence
of representatives from the
Republican Party. Does not man-
ners and procedure dictate congrat-
ulations to the winner? Another
question in this reporter's mind ,
will Mr. Brown have to under go
challenges on every effort from a
party bent on not following the lead
of a black man? Say what you will
the trials of President Barack
Obama are evident of a party that is
not putting people first.
Mayor Peyton stated that dur-
ing these next 21 days of transition
he and his team will be devoted to
the most transparent and energized
transition this city has every seen.
He stated on behalf of his family
and all of the citizens of
Jacksonville, he will stand united
to support Mr. Brown and his suc-
cess as Mayor of Jacksonville.
Mayor Brown stated it took
longer than expected for the out-
come. This win was not about a
party but about Jacksonville and its
future. Mr. Brown explained his
campaign was not partisan and his
administration will be bi-partisan.
He stated to lead this city he will
need his neighbors that did not back
the campaign. Mr. Brown said he
will work hard to earn their trust.
nd Kimberly Daniels is
ison Winner for City
Council at Large
) Grier She said that she is honored
mmer) that almost 93,000 citizens
isit the believe in her.
y 21 at Daniels is founder of
erwalk Spoken Word Ministries.
Fiction She said that it was God that
e cele- did this for her and she is
age of happy for the opportunity to
these serve in a position where all
are in odds were against her. She
s are in
m added, "Through hard
Work, I prevailed."
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Education vs. Incarceration and cost Part
As the United States continue to grapple with budget cuts, all aspects of correction and prison cost continue to
escalate. The state of Arizona spent over 9 percent of its general fund on correction in fiscal year 2010. The money
spent on correction amounted to over $900 million. States that continue to lead Arizona in spending on correction
are Michigan, Oregon, and Florida.
Angered and frustrated by cuts in funding for public school education for 2011-2012; parents, educators and
community advocates across America have taken their protests to the streets and to the internet, to have their voic-
es heard. They however, like some Governors and lawmakers, remain silent on the issues of juvenile/justice cuts
and prison reform, which could be a major way to helping fund public education.
The side effects to incarceration over education: In the United States, youth of color caught in the crossfire of
the war on drugs are frequently subjected to persecution, incarceration and denied access to education opportuni-
ties. The irony is that the war on drugs is often defended as a necessary policy to protect the nation's young peo-
In reality, rather than protecting youth, the drug war has resulted in the institutionalized persecution of Black,
Latino, Native American and poor young people. While more and more young men and women of color and the
poor are being ushered into the criminal justice system under the guise of fighting drugs, resources for educating
youth are diminishing and barriers to education restrict students with drug convictions from receiving higher edu-
Youth of color bear the brunt of harmful drug policies, from arrest to prosecution to detention in correctional
facilities. Some states in the U.S. now have the distinction of sending more Black and Latino young people to
prison than graduate from state university programs yearly.
This legacy of discrimination in U.S. drug policy amplifies the growing gap in opportunities available to white
youth and youth of color. In order to correct this discrepancy, policies must be enacted that make education a pri-
ority over incarceration. There must be an end to drug laws whose effect is to criminalize youth of color, racially
discriminatory practices and barriers to education, for youth who have been directed into the criminal justice sys-
tem and away from school.
As many School Districts are taking hard looks at trimming their 2011-2012 budgets in the wake of State budg-
et forecasts, it appears that Legislators are pulling back on education funding and reform, which further escalates
the prison industrial complex. These types of actions speak to fundamentally flawed views regarding the impor-
tance of improving the nation's education system vs. incarceration.
Approximately 93,000 young people are held in juvenile justice facilities across the United States yearly.
Seventy percent of these youth are held in state-funded, post adjudication, residential facilities at an average cost
of $240.99 per day per youth, compared to $54.00 per student per day for public education. With states fac-
ing serious budgetary constraints, it is an opportune time for policymakers to consider ways to reduce juvenile
justice spending that won't compromise public safety.
As a nation, we must examine the interconnection between public education and the growing prison-industrial
complex, if we truly feel that our children are important to the "future of America". Also, a national call to action
is urgently needed on substantial prison reform, not just an exchange of ideas during this economic crisis.
"At no Time do we condone wrongness on either side of the wall".
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Dear Mrs. McLaughlin:
We are also thankful for the 21% reduction in Duval County homicides and for the
fact that our county no longer has the infamous title of the murder capital of Florida.
We must give thanks to everyone who has helped Jacksonville reach this goal -- i.e.,
Sheriff Rutherford, the Jacksonville Journey, State Attorney Corey, Pastors and
Churches who have been praying and working diligently against criminal behaviors,
and most of all, to The Sovereign LORD God of heaven Who has the keys to death
In spite of these welcomed reductions, we unfortunately continue to have over
1,000 unsolved Cold Case Murders. This means that many families still don't have
closure about who murdered their love ones. Thus, please consider these seven ini-
tiatives to help ensure that we make a real and meaningful reduction in the number
of outstanding Cold Case Murders during the next twelve months:
Direct the Jacksonville Journey managers to develop and add specific initiatives
for "Cold Case" follow-up and resolution;
SAsk the Sheriff, the New Mayor and the City Council to fund a larger JSO Cold
Case Detective Team;
Provide more JSO Cold Case partnering and pursuits with the FBI, FDLE, U.S.
Cross-train JSO Burglary, robbery, and Assault case detectives on Cold Cases;
Bring in successful Cold Case homicide detectives from other cities for a fresh
look at Jacksonville cold cases in arrears;
Have JSO set specific goals for the new Fiscal year on numbers of Cold Cases
they need to solve, rather than just waiting to see how many gets resolved;
Since Rewards were not always announced for all homicides in the past, please
ensure that Reward money is placed on all of the Cold Cases in arrears, no matter
haw long such cases have been unresolved (this will help enure a higher percentage
of resolution when reward money is given for information leading to arrests).
Pastor George Harvey, Jr.
Mt. Charity Missionary Baptist Church
1417 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
19th Annual Job
Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Prime Osborn Convention Center
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hosted by Congresswoman Corrine Brown and
the City of Jacksonville
Come prepared and meet a broad cross-section
of employers and agencies
For additional information, please call (904) 354-1652
MAY 21, 2011
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
GREATER NEW HOPE AME CHURCH On May
22, 2011, at 4:00 p.m., the A.L. Randolph Choir will
present "A Praise Celebration...Music to Nuture the
Soul." Performances by local Talents. Rev. Mary F.
GREATER GRANT MEMORIAL A.M.E.
CHURCH, celebrates its 122nd Church Anniversary
on May 22, 2011 with the Rev. Robert Herring, Sr. and
Presiding Elder Henry E. Green as the guest speakers
for the early morning and mid-morning worship servic-
es. The early morning worship at 8:00 am features the
anointed Rev. Robert Herring, Sr. of Mount Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church as the worship preacher.
The Rev. Henry E. Green, Jr., Presiding Elder of the
Tampa District, will be the speaker for the mid-morning
worship service beginning at 11:00 am. Church school
will begin at 9:30am and include guest teachers. The
church is located at 5533 Gilchrist Rd and the Rev. F.D.
Richardson, Jr. is the pastor. Call (904) 764-5992 for
EVERGREEN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURH,
located at 1100 Logan Street, with Rev. Elbert
Mooreland, Pastor, celebrates it 1st Anniversary of John
Golden & Faith Gospel Singers of Jax, Saturday, May
28, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mistress of Ceremony: Sis. Rosa
Kirkland. Featuring: Jacksonville's Own Sunbeam
Spiritual Singers, The Gospel Tones, Jerry Cannon &
The Caravans, Elder Robert Jackson & The New Spirit
Travelers, The Gospel Cavaliers; The Silverletts
Singers of Titusville, FL, Minister Brian Presley & The
AGW Singers of Jonesville, FL; Special Guest Singers
Bossmann & The Sunsett's Ministry of Claxton, GA.
For more information call (904) 444-5698 or (904) 608-
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
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.player-
schampionship.com/ or call 353-1636.
MILLIONS MORE MOVEMENT, Jacksonville
Local Organizing Committee, Inc., a non-profit organi-
zation is appealing for your excess clothes, clothes
hangers, shoes all sizes women, men, children and
school supplies. These items will be used in our organ-
izations next 'Clothes Give-A-Way.' These items can be
brought to 916 N. Myrtle Avenue., Monday through
Friday between the hours of 9:00 am til 5:00 pm. You
can also call us to pickup your donations. Our contact
number is 904-354-1775 or 904-240-9133. If you
would like to learn more about JLOC Inc., MMM visit
our website www.jaxloc.org. Help us, 'as we work to
end the violence through a good, quality education, and
not more incarceration.'
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MANNERS AND GOOD BEHAVIOR SUMMER
CAMP is now accepting applications for Summer
Camp beginning June 13, 2011. This 9 week Etiquette
Camp is held Monday thru Friday for Boys and Girls
ages 5 to 14. Campers will learn practical skills they
may use immediately at home, at school, and in social
situations. These interactive classes focus on up-to-date
social and communication skills which build self-
esteem, self-respect, and respect for others. Classes
include Speech & Voice, Public Speaking, Table
Manners, Character Development and Reading
Enrichment. Summer Camp is held in the Educational
Building of Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church located in
the beautiful downtown area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Class size is limited and issued on a first-come, first
served basis. For additional information, please call
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church at 904-355-9475.
CENTRAL METROPOLITAN C.M.E. CHURCH
UNITY DAY -Rev. Clarence Kelby Heath and Central
members cordially invite you to join "Central on the
Pearl Glorifying God in the Spirit of Unity" Sunday,
May 22, 2011. Unity Day Sunday school will start at
9:00 am, Sunday Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.
and Tom Thumb Wedding at 4:00 p.m. Location is
4611 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville FL. For more
information, call 904 354-7426.
* Come see 0
* Reggie Bullock *
0 (A War For Your Soul)
"State of Black Manhood"*
Friday, May 20, 2011
* 7:00 p.m.
* Edward Water College Auditorium *
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Jane, 83, died May 16,
BAHERT, Carl "Bud,"
84, died May 13, 2011.
BELL, Japheth, funeral
service was held May 12,
BOURNE, Richard H.,
died May 12, 2011.
BUTLER, Barbara A.,
died May 13, 2011.
Janie, 88, died May 14,
funeral service was held
May 17, 2011.
died May 10, 2011.
CARTER, Robert, 72,
died May 13, 2011.
CLAYTON, Frances, 87,
died May 14, 2011.
CONNER, John, died
May 14, 2011.
Elaine, died May 11,
DAVIS, Anna, died May
DAVIS, Sidney Joseph,
57, died May 11, 2011.
DEMING, Richard, died
May 13, 2011.
DYALS, Eddie Lee, died
May 16, 2011.
FLOOD, Jason David,
31, died May 12, 2011.
ELLIS, Russell, died
May 11, 2011.
GREEN, Robert Jerry,
78, died May 14, 2011.
GUILLERY, Jimmy, 42,
died May 13, 2011.
M., 85, died May 15,
HARPER, Kristian, died
May 12, 2011.
HATFIELD, Richard C.,
80, died May 16, 2011.
HAWKINS, Minnie, 89,
died May 5, 2011.
M., Jr., 68, died May 16,
HOBBS, Henry C., died
May 16, 2011.
JENKINS, Willie Henry,
89, died May 13, 2011.
Aahkeem, funeral service
was held May 14, 2011.
JOHNSON, Antwan M.,
died May 15, 2011.
Mae, died May 15, 2011.
JOSEPH, Shedly, 25,
died May 10, 2011.
LEE, Owen G, Jr., 87,
died May 15, 2011.
McCRAY, Lester, Sr.,
died May 14, 2011.
MIKE, Frederick, funer-
al service was held May
83, died May 15, 2011.
died May 16, 2011.
SWEAT, Mary A., 93,
died May 14, 2011.
Walter, 64, died May 13,
WIGGINS, Hattie, J.,
died May 14, 2011.
BIGGS, 80, died May 17,
OWENS, Carolyn, 56,
died May 14, 2011.
ROBERTS, Mary Jane,
died May 13, 2011.
TARVIN, Mary Eleanor,
87, died May 14, 2011.
U.S. Navy Chief Petty
Officer Tommy Ray, 79,
died May 11, 2011.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School ..................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning $';.
Intercessory Prayer................ 10:45 a.m. ;
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Elder Arnitt Jones, Acting Pastor-
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus ,.
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
W orship Service .............. ................. 10:00 a.m .
Church School ............... .................... 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study .............. ........... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study ............... .......... 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... 10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion M ministry ........................... 6:30 p.m .
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. 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
Sunday School.................................................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship................................. 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday..............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
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"There's Always Sormething Happening On The First Coast"
A PINK RIBBONS AND
The Crystal Room at Holiday Inn Baymeadows
was brilliantly decorated for the Pink Ribbons and cham-
pagne Celebration. The Ballroom was a 'Sea' of Pink',
thanks to Event Planner, Mrs. Linda Belton.
Five years ago as Mrs. Betty Cody was undergo-
ing treatment for Breast Cancer, she said to her husband,
Dr. William, 'Bill' Cody, "If I am alive in five years, I
want you to allow me to have a party to celebrate life."
And celebrate she did! Mrs. Cody invited everyone who Dr. and Mrs. William Cody with members of Dr. Cody's Fraternity, Kappa Mrs. Betty and Dr. William Cody.
had played a part in her recovery including health per- Alpha Psi Fraternity and their Wives. Photos by Greg Miller.
sonnel, family, and friends to join in the party!
With most guests in shades of pink, Dr. Cody
stated as he welcomed them, "Tonight is all about my
adorable wife, Betty." His wife had requested a party
and he responded by giving her the 'Party of all Parties'.
Following the four course dinner, friends of Mrs.
Cody gave toasts in celebration of the awesome occa-
sion. Among family and friends giving Toasts were rep-
resentatives from: Bethel Baptist Institutional Church,
Mrs. Gracie Chandler; The Family, The Young Codys; f
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By: Lucius Gantt
When a marriage or relationship ends men and men
oftentimes do two different things.
Many men will go straight to the liquor store, or some
other place, and get them an intoxicant and a lot of
women will run to the church.
I know you don't like for me to say this but it's true.
The men are doing something more Christian or Christ-
like than the women are.
Can I prove it? Yes!
The men like to party, so to speak, when times get
difficult. They will pop some wine bottles, call some of the boys and drink the night
away and for a moment, at least, they will forget about the woman that doesn't
want to be with them.
The church women love grape juice and soda crackers but the men, just like
Jesus, have no problem taking a swallow or two of good wine. If you don't know,
Christ's first miracle was turning water to wine at a wedding party.
And, at the last supper, wine was passed around to everybody in attendance.
The devilish Biblical haters were after Jesus and Christ chose to hang out with his
boys and have a drink.
Unlike the women of today, Christ didn't run to a church because he knew most
of the churches in Biblical days were just like some churches are today, dens of
idol worshipers, houses of hypocrites and temples of thieves!
Am I being too harsh? Perhaps I am. But too many people in today's churches
praise the preacher instead of praising God. They want to please the Deacons,
Stewards, Mothers and Stewardesses more than they want to please The Lord and
much more than they wanted to please their man..
No disrespect intended and I'm fully aware that there are good people every-
where. They are hard to locate but there are some good people in the church.
But in the Biblical days when Jesus went looking for his Disciples and other
righteous followers, he didn't look for them in the usual houses of worship, he
found his most ardent followers in the streets. They were fishermen, carpenters,
hustlers and ordinary people.
The lying men and women you meet in Bible Study are not much different than
the lying baby daddys and baby mamas you meet in the club or on the street cor-
No, running to the church doesn't impress me. If you want to run somewhere,
run to the truth! I encourage you to run to justice, run to peace, run to equality, run
to fairness, run to compassion, run to respect, run to faithfulness, run to loyalty, run
If you want God's blessings you should do what God wants you to do. Stand
up like Jesus did. Speak out like Jesus did. Feed the hungry like Jesus did. Help
the sick and downtrodden like Jesus did. Don't just sit around with a cardboard fan
ten or twenty times a year and say Amen!
I'm not going to criticize anybody for being a church usher or singing in the choir.
But I am going to criticize people that run to the church and run away from the
Christ threw the money changers, also known as beast bankers, out of the tem-
ple but when church money is embezzled or mismanaged, the women of the
church don't say a mumbling word!
Yeah, the brothers have it more right than not. The guys shouldn't get sloppy
drunk and try to drive home but it's OK to get a little buzz before or after your +
Ladies, you can go to church to fellowship or praise but instead of running to
degenerate Deacons or the pathetic preachers and claiming you should be hon-
ored for doing something good or that going to church in itself now makes you a
"good woman", you should be running to God and running to do God's will.
Or you can always join the boys for a taste of wine!
When times get hard or relationships end, don't get drunk or look for help from
false prophets. What you should do is look at yourself and look to God. (Become
a fan of The Gantt Report on Facebook. Buy Gant's book "Beast Too: Dead Man
Writing" and contact Lucius at www.alworldconsultants.net)
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area
"READY, SET, INFLATE!" events are being held throughout the U.S. and
Canada on Saturday and are sponsored by the National Safe Boating Council and
Canadian Safe Boating Council. The Jacksonville event is hosted by West Marine
at 4874 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, Florida at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21.
More information about the Jacksonville event can be found here:
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CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN'S 19TH ANNUAL JOB AND
RESOURCE FAIR. In conjunction with the City of Jacksonville, Monday, May
23, 2011, 9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. Prime Osbom Convention Center. For more
information, contact Carolyn Chatman or Ken Johnson at 904-354-1652
FREE CHOLESTEROLAND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 11:00
am 4:00 pm May 24 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 777 Market Street, Jacksonville,
FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-Appointments)
MEET THE JAZZ FESTIVAL POSTER ARTIST. Learn about exciting per-
formances including Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock and Eddie Palmieri along with
activities for this years festival held May 26-29 in the heart of downtown. For
more information, call (904) 630-3690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org"
MANNERS AND GOOD BEHAVIOR SUMMER CAMP is now accepting
applications for Summer Camp beginning June 13, 2011. This 9 week Etiquette
Camp is held Monday thru Friday for Boys and Girls ages 5 to 14. Campers will
learn practical skills they may use immediately at home, at school, and in social
situations. Class size is limited and issued on a first-come, first served basis.
For additional information, please call Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church at 904-
"CAMP RESTORATION FOR YOUTH SUMMER CAMP 2011" to all
youth in the communities, also reaching out to low income youth and children that
have been affected by Crime open enrollment now, serving free hot breakfast and
hot lunch to kids ages 0-18yrs. We are also seeking Mentors, Volunteers,
Teachers, etc. Camp Restoration will begin June 20, 2011 from 8am-4:30pm
Location- Forest Lake Apartment complex, 11050 Harts Rd., Jax, Fl. 32218. For
more information, contact Site Director/ Linda Dayson-904-755-9863
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.
ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD
DEFINITION: Fracture or damage to the bones and cartilage of
the nose. This often happens when other facial bones are also
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Nose.
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Older children (over age 8) and adults. Young
children's noses have only cartilage.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
* Pain in the nose.
* Swollen, discolored nose.
* Inability to breathe through the nose.
* Crooked or misshapen nose (sometimes).
* Black eyes.
CAUSES: Injury to the nose.
RISK INCREASES WITH: Previous nose injury.
HOW TO PREVENT: Protect your nose from injury, whenever possible. Wear protec-
tive headgear for contact sports or when riding motorcycles or bicycles. Wear auto seat
WHAT TO EXPECT
* Your own observation of symptoms.
+ Medical history and physical exam by doctor.
* X-ray of the nose.
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE
* Self-care after diagnosis of minor injuries.
* Doctor's treatment.
* Emergency-room treatment for heavy bleeding.
* Surgery, if the nose is crooked or breathing is impaired.
* Infection of the nose and sinuses.
* Shock from loss of blood (rare).
* Permanent breathing difficulty.
* Permanent change in appearance.
* Deviated nasal septum.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Minor fractures with no deformity usually heals in 4-6
weeks. Major fractures can be repaired with surgery. If surgery is necessary, it should be
done within 2 weeks or not until 6 months after injury.
HOW TO TREAT
* Apply ice packs to the nose immediately after the injury to minimize swelling.
* If the nosebleed is heavy or cannot be stopped, obtain emergency medical treat
* For minor discomfort, you may use non-prescription drugs such as acetamino
phen (aspirin and ibuprofen interfere with blood clotting).
* Your doctor may prescribe: stronger pain relievers; if needed. Antibiotics if an
ACTIVITY: Rest until bleeding stops.
DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF
* You have symptoms of a fractured nose, especially bleeding that is heavy or
cannot be stopped.
* You have had a fractured nose and think surgery is needed
Real People, Real Advice
I've had it with my girlfriend and her pet obsession. We've
been together for two years and all of a sudden she's
become an overnight dog lover. Every time I turn around
the little dog is in my face. My girlfriend is rude when she
has it on her lap at the table, she brings in a box to the
movies and she lets it in the bed with us. There are too
many women out there for me to be held hostage by a dog.
Am I wrong to say she needs to choose the dog or me?
Brian Orlando, FL
You're a grown man and you let an animal control your relationship. You
should've had this discussion the first time the dog came to the dinner table. Just
like children, pets have a time and place to be seen and involved and a dog is no
different. However, your girlfriend needs to grow up and learn how to be mature
and manage her man and her pooch. If there's no commitment and she chooses
I can't reach my boyfriend on an emotional level. I try to connect and encour-
age conversation in hopes he'll tell me how he feels about me. When I ask, he
says the relationship is fine, he's happy and things are okay. I feel like I'm starv-
ing for attention and I need to hear things verbally. He says I'm making a big deal
out of nothing. The more I ask, the more he resists and now we're arguing. Should
I be content and not worry until he says something is wrong?
Worried Heart Buffalo, NY
Your insecurity is going to wreck this relationship. You should observe your
man's behavior very close. Some men show affection through action instead of
words. Pay attention to things he does to bond with you and if it makes sense, go
with the flow. On the other hand, ifhe's a cold fish in his actions and verbal com-
munication, you have reason to worry. If this is the case, demand some dialogue
and decide if you want to stay in this situation or free yourself and move on.
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COURTING THE LAUGHS IN BRIDES MAIDS
By Rych McCain, email@example.com and Facebook
Photo Courtesy of Universal Pictures
She may best be known for
her ten year stretch on NBC's
Saturday Night Live but Maya
Rudolph is a force to recon with
on both the big and little screens.
She is the daughter of Music
producer Dick Rudolph and the
late singer Mini Riperton who
rocketed to superstar fame in
1975 with her #1 single "Loving
S You" where you can hear her
a sing Maya, Maya, Maya at the
end of the song. Born in
Gainesville, FL. and reared in
LA; the U of Cal Santa Cruz
graduate clocked a couple of
years singing in bands in the late
90's then she joined the famed
"Groundlings" Improve theatre group. Rudolph joined the cast of SNL in May of
2000. Some of her recent films include "Grown Ups," "Away We Go" and "Shrek
The Third." Rudolph has done a flood of television to boot! Her latest big screen
offering is the romantic comedy "Brides Maids" where as a bride-to-be she has to
deal with a problem plagued lineup of friends who will serve as her brides maids
Being that this project was co-written by SNL alumni Kristen Wiig and
other SNL actors are involved, did this provide a since of a comfort zone to work
in for Rudolph? After explaining that her and a couple of the cast members go
way back before SNL, Rudolph laughs, "When you know the people that you are
going in to play with, that is the most fun because you know what your friends
can do. Also that's the best way to play with each other because when you are
improvising. When you are part of an ensemble, which is really what sketch com-
edy and improve is about; it's about everybody's ingredient making. When you
know who you're going in with you can like set each other up and it's much fun-
nier. Plus we all got to know each other's characters well enough during rehears-
al that we could play with that and set each other up. It was fun honestly!"
In the movie, Rudolph's character Lillian has a White mom (played by
Lynne Marie Stewart) and Black dad (played by comedian Franklyn Ajaye) who
are fabulously wealthy. What brought that dynamic up? Rudolph reflects, "The
casting was pertinent and once I became the bride, producer Judd Apatow said
you know who should play your dad, Franklyn Ajaye. I don't know about you but
I remember him from the movie "Car Wash." And he was like the mischievous,
guy with the fake grin and the big gap between his teeth. Basically, nothing's
changed about him. He just has grayish locks now and he is hysterical. I guess it
was the sort of casting that had nothing fancy or very special about that. All of the
parents were actually pretty cool." Rudolph has two daughters by her long time
boyfriend director Paul Thomas Anderson and the couple are expecting their third
child later this year. The ensemble cast of Brides Maids will delight the romantic
Rych McCain Hollyhood Notes!
Our prayers and condolences go out to the
family, friends and fans of"Cali Swag District"
member M-Bone (Montae Talbert) who was
shot and killed in a drive-by last Sunday in
Inglewood, CA. The group's mega hit "Teach
Me How To Dougie" is currently burning up the
radio airwaves. Police are investigating and as
of press time no arrests have been made.
Singer/actress Jill Scott joined other celebs,
politicians and community leaders for the 6th
Annual Brittiana "Smile For Life" Run/Walk
for children with cancer at The Kenneth Hahn
Park & Trails in Los Angeles last weekend.
Two generations of country superstars met giv-
ing Kenny Chesney the surprise of his life last
week during his concert in Lexington, KY.,
when halfway through his show veteran coun-
try superstar George Jones walked on stage to
join him for a couple of numbers. The crowd
went nuts! The Motown Alumni Association
(MAA) is inviting fans of the famed Detroit
label (not to be confused with the current cor-
porate Universal/Motown company), to join
and be a part of their events, programs and
functions. Go to www.motownalumniassocia-
Script & Screen Writers:
Those of you who are aspiring to write,
are studying in school to write or are already
writing on a professional level, you should seri-
ously checkout the Emerging Screenwriters
current scriptwriting competition. Go to
http//emergingscreenwriters.com. Also check
out Screen Writing U at
Screenwriters Association at www.network-
isa.org and Movie Making Magazine. All are
excellent professional sources for your writing
From BlackNews.com comes a list of Top
2011 scholarships for Black Students. Go to
Black owned Tri Destined Studios and Swril
Films will release award winning writer TJ
Hemphill's hit stage play "Lord All Men Can't
Be Dogs" on DVD June 14, 2011. Image
Entertainment/One Village Entertainment are
the distributors. The film stars Vivica A. Fox,
Christian Keys, Elise Neal and Johnny Gill.
The Los Angeles based "Educating Young
Minds" (EYM) is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit
organization that nurtures and empowers at-risk
students to grow academically, emotionally and
socially. Their mission is to empower young
people with the skills, ability and confidence to
enroll in, succeed at, and graduate from college.
Over the past 24 years, EYM's tutorial, scholar-
ship, networking and counseling services have
made a real and lasting difference in the lives of
thousands of young people. EYM will launch a
new program in June that will reach youth
world wide via the internet called ACCESS/NO
EXCUSE. Their new interactive on-line aca-
demic and career development search engine
along with on-line programs to instruct, coun-
sel, guide and direct (with some done in 3-D)
will inspire and aid not only students but will
help graduates seeking opportunities and
employment as well. This dynamic website and
format will also greatly assist teachers, profes-
sors, counselors and college administrators.
Ms. Angeles Echols Brown is the creator,
founder, Chairwoman and Executive Director
of EYM. Their phone is 213-487-2310. Go to
wwweducatingyoungminds.org. for more info.
Brides Maids; Universal Pictures, Relativity
Media, An Apatow Production. Starring Kristen
Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byme, Wendi
McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Melissa
McCarthy and Chris O'Dowd. Directed by Paul
Feig. Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen
Wiig. Produced by Judd Apatpw, Clatyon
Townsend and Barry Mendel. Coming from the
producer of "Knocked Up," and "The 40 Year
Old "Virgin" Judd Apatow, his followers pretty
much know his style and what to expect. This is
a girls flick but the guys who arms were twist-
ed to come with their dates will get a chuckle or
two from it. The bride to be has to referee a riff
between her maid of honor and that maid's rival
who is also a brides maid not to mention the
rest of the dysfunctional ladies in the wedding
The Florida Star 60th Anniversary
Scholarship Essay Contest
Attention all high school juniors and seniors...
The Florida Star Newspaper will be celebrating its 60th anniversary on June 17th. In conjunction with our
scholarship gala which 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 design9M
Deadline is May 31"s 2011 .,.
s entering essay contest must be~l
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Good Luck to you all.
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Jacksonville,Fla., (May 17, 2011) Team Teal and the Jacksonville Jaguars announced
today that they have partnered to give Jaguars season ticket holders the biggest pay-back
ever. In appreciation of the fans dedication and support in Keeping the Pride Alive, Team
Teal and the Jaguars are providing season ticket owners with rewards programs that are
unrivaled in the NFL.
me Teal Deals, with over $3,000 of gift certificate savings, will return for a second year
even bigger and better than last season, as will the Jaguars long-standing Jaguars
Rewards discount card.
The Jaguars have announced a new loyalty program called Jaguars Advantage, which
will give season ticket owners the opportunity to earn credit for future season tickets or
cash back for online and in-stadium purchases. The team also unveiled 30 Days of Teal,
a promotion which will reward all current season ticket owners with a chance to win
prizes during each day in June. Combined, all four programs will create the biggest loy-
alty and rewards program for season ticket owners in the NFL.
Joe Adeeb, President of Bono's Bar-B-Q, and Brian Flynn of Mint Magazine, pioneered
Teal Deals last year offering fans who buy or renew season tickets a book of gift certificates called "Teal Deals" This year, the Teal Deals book is filled with money-
saving gift certificates that can be redeemed at more than 85 local restaurants and businesses, and the booklet is valued at more than $3,000. New businesses to join the
Teal Deals booklet include: Firehouse Subs, Mezza Luna, North Street Bistro, Ocean 60, Roys, Tree Steakhouse, Gypsy Cab Company, Sonny's Bar-B-Que,
HightideBurrito, Blue Fish, Player's Grille and Lemon Grass. Those fans who buy or renew season tickets by July 1st will automatically be mailed one Teal Deals gift
certificate book for each seat they own. "We are excited to bring the popular Teal Deals back bigger and better than even last year," says
Joe Adeeb. "It is great to see so many local businesses step up to support the Team Teal effort and the Jaguars with more than $3,000 of value. We hope that this book-
let serves as another incentive for people to purchase season tickets."
In addition to Teal Deals, the Jaguars are also providing season ticket owners with an unprecedented THREE loyalty programs, including Jaguars Advantage, Jaguars
Rewards and 30 days of Teal. "Our season ticket holders showed the nation what they are made of last year and we want to continue to express our appreciation for
their support," said Macky Weaver, Jacksonville Jaguars Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The rewards programs we are creating, and through
our partnership with Team Teal is all designed to remind our fans that by purchasing a season ticket, you get much more than great NFL football. You get rewards all
year long. These rewards are also guaranteed no matter the outcome of the current labor negotiations."For more information visit: www.jaguarsadvantage.com.
K.J. Choi of Korea, who became the first Asian to
win THE PLAYERS Championship last Sunday, has
pledged to donate $200,000 of his winnings through
the K.J. Choi Foundation to the victims of the tornado-
hit areas in the southeastern United States.
"When I heard the news about the tornadoes, not long
after the Japan tsunami disaster, I knew I had to do
something help them as well," said Choi, an eight-time
winner on the PGA TOUR. "While winning THE
PLAYERS Championship was a defining point in my
life, there were those who were going through their low
point. I want the victims of the tornadoes to know that
their misfortunes will not be ignored."
"Dozens of tornadoes in late April were responsible for the deaths of more than 300 people and billions of dol-
lars in property damage in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The K.J. Choi Foundation will work
with relief organizations such as Red Cross to ensure that the funds will be used to aid the families of the vic-
K.J. Choi Foundation, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2007 in Seoul, Korea by Choi to help underprivileged chil-
dren and people around the world, and to contribute to building a healthier and brighter future for the global
Tiger Woods is about to fall out of the world's top 10
for the first time in 14 years. Woods, whose last win
came 18 months ago, will drop to at least No. 11 in
the next world ranking, which will be published
Monday. He has not been out of the top 10 since he
was No. 13 on
April 6, 1997,
the week before
he won the m
Masters for the
first of his 14
ings last year at
$75 million, making him the highest-paid athlete. It
said the next highest-paid athletes were Kobe Bryant
($53 million), LeBron James ($48 million) and Phil
Mickelson ($47 million).
Woods has vowed to do all he can to take his right-
ful place at the U.S. Open which is just over a month
away. Wood withdrew from The Players champi-
Maya Moore is one of the biggest women's basketball stars in recent memory. The slam dunking female phe-
nom was the first pick of the WNBA draft out of the University of Connecticut, has recently signed a new
endorsement contract with the Jordan brand. Maya became the very first woman to sign such a deal with
Jordan brand; one of the largest sneaker and sporting goods companies in the world.
"I am thrilled to welcome Maya Moore into the Jordan Brand," Michael Jordan was quoted in the release on
EON. "Not only has Maya proven to be a prolific winner on the court, but her hunger and determination to
!-' make an impact off the court makes her a valuable addition to the Jordan family. We look forward to working
with Maya as she carries her success to the next level."
... It will be interesting to see how Jordan's marketing team showcases it's newly signed talent. One could eas-
ily assume that Maya could be featured taking flight towards the rim, tongue wagging, legs dangling as she
soars from the free-throw line to slam dunk the ball through the hoop. Or maybe she'll be featured showing
*B~j* off a new line of Jordan sports bras. Whatever the case may be, Maya's brand is certainly getting set to take
0 flight having signed with perhaps the most recognizable brand in modem sport history.
The Miami Heat showed up for game b
2 in Chicago against the Bulls with a
must win attitude and managed to come
away with a 85-75 victory.
There are so many story lines surround-
ing this series; The Big 3 of Miami vs
the MVP in Derrick Rose of Chicago,
the youth and depth of the Bulls bench
vs the experience laden but athletically
challenged Heat bench, and the relent-
less style of defense both teams have
employed all season which has earned a
number 1 & 2 defensive ranking respec-
But the X-Factor in game 2 was a totally unexpected, but much welcomed 13
point performance by Udonis Haslem. The Heat Power Forward has been out
since November of last year with a foot injury which required surgery to repair.
Haslem made a brief appearance in the Boston series but was ineffective.
However, Haslem laid it all on the line on Wednesday night in Chicago giving a
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Thomas C. Raines
Gunner's Mate Chief Petty Officer, USN, (Ret)
Mr. Raines began his Naval Career
as a Seaman Apprentice at Recruit
Training Center Great Lakes, IL in Au-
gust of 1975. Upon completion of re-
cruit training, he then transferred to
Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, IL
for Basic Electricity and Electronics
School with immediate follow-on
training at the Gunner's Mate class "A"
and "C" schools.
In October of 1976 he reported to the
USS Sarsfield (DD-837) who at the
time was making her final deployment
in the Mediterranean Sea where he
served until Sarsfield's decommission-
ing in October of 1977. He then trans-
ferred to San Diego, CA where he
commissioned and served aboard the
Thomas C. Rlai,, USS Merrill (DD-976) until May 1979
at which time he reported to the Navy
Recruiting Orientation Unit in Or-
lando, FL. Upon the successful completion of a four- year tour of recruiting
duty at NRD New Jersey, Petty Officer Raines reported to the USS Arthur W.
Radford (DD-968) where in September 1985 he was promoted to Chief Petty
He transferred to Nuclear Weapons Training Group, Atlantic in Jan-
uary of 1987 where he spent four years and an instructor and technical in-
spector. Chief Petty Officer Raines had the privilege of decommissioning his
ship for a second time after only one year aboard the USS Aylwin (FF-1081)
homeported in Newport, RI. In May of 1992, Chief Raines and family trans-
ferred to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, where he served as the Assistant Di-
rector at the Counseling and Assistance Center until his retirement in August
Following a short three year stay in the United States Navy Fleet Re-
serves status, Chief Petty Officer Raines returned to active duty for a three
year period as a recruiter at Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville.
Remaining a Jacksonville, FL resident with his wife Mozella and
daughters Tara and Teresa, Mr. Raines' current employment is as a civil ser-
vant assigned to Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville serving as the vehicle
coordinator, where he manages 190 vehicles covering an area of 50,000 square
miles in two states. Mr. Raines completed his Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration degree through the University of Phoenix in 2006 at age 51,
this the result of a challenge issued to his youngest daughter to see who could
finish first. After two years of idleness and thirst for furthering his education,
Mr. Raines returned to the University of Phoenix and began work on a Mas-
ter of Arts in Education, and completed this degree requirement in June of
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX DEMON-
STRATES APPRECIATION OF AMER-
ICA'S MILITARY WITH SCHOLARSHIP
University offers scholarship program to recognize local
military, their families, and veterans on Memorial Day
University of Phoenix recognizes and appreci-
ates the personal sacrifices made by active duty service-
members, veterans and their families. Through
on-campus and online courses that can be taken anywhere
in the world, University of Phoenix offers flexible edu-
cation options to help military personnel and other busy
adults reach their educational goals.
The University recognizes the critical need for
America's active duty servicemembers, their families, and
veterans to increase their individual educational and pro-
fessional strengths to further contribute to the 21st century
workforce both in the military and beyond. To demon-
strate the University's appreciation of the sacrifice these
honorable Americans make for the country and to support
the White House's Strengthening Our Military Families:
Meeting America's Commitment initiative that assists
military families in four main areas (employment, educa-
tion, wellness and public awareness), the University is
pleased to announce the 2011 University of Phoenix
AMVETS Scholarship program.
University of Phoenix and AMVETS, a vocal
advocate for veterans' education, are awarding $350,000
through fifty $7,000 scholarships to active duty service
members, eligible family members and veterans to pur-
sue a degree through University of Phoenix. AMVETS
has partnered with University of Phoenix since 2007, of-
fering more than 175 scholarships to eligible veterans and
"University of Phoenix recognizes the impor-
tance of developing leadership and critical thinking skills
to use both in the field and off," said Garland Williams,
Associate Regional Vice President for University of
Phoenix Military Division. "Through the University of
Phoenix AMVETS Scholarship, we are providing Amer-
ica's active duty servicemembers, their families, and vet-
erans' access to increase their professional skills sets
through education to further develop the future leaders of
University of Phoenix North Florida Campus
would also like to recognize its many local graduates, stu-
dents and faculty with military experience this Memorial
Day, including two-time graduate Thomas Raines. The
African-American husband and father of two daughters
served the U.S. Navy for 23 years and earned both bach-
elor's and master's degrees to be a role model for his fam-
ily by taking full advantage of lifelong learning
opportunities through the GI Bill while working two jobs.
Through the sharing of his positive academic experiences
and practical application of his education in the field, he
has since inspired others to go back to school.
"Memorial Day affords University of Phoenix
the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our
students, alumni, and faculty who devoted their time and
energy to defending our country," said North Florida
Campus Director Dan Macferran for University of
Phoenix. "They have certainly influenced the quality of
our lives. Now it is our privilege to help them reach their
educational goals through online and on-campus pro-
The University is proud of the military members
and veterans who earned their degrees from University of
Phoenix while balancing frequent moves, rigorous train-
ing schedules and deployments. Currently, several tens-
of-thousands of active-duty military, veterans and their
spouses are enrolled in University of Phoenix associates,
bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs world-
Applications for the 2011 University of Phoenix
AMVETS Scholarship are being accepted now through
August 11, 2011, and scholarship recipients will be noti-
fied by Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2011.
For more information on how to apply for the
2011 University of Phoenix AMVETS Scholarships,
please visit http://www.phoenix.edu/tuitionandfinan-
MAY21, 2011 THE STAR PR-2
Announces the 2011
Educator of the Year
Jacksonville, FL The Duval Elementary
Mathematics Council (DEMC) is pleased to an-
nounce that Kristina Knox, a fourth-grade teacher
at Hendricks Avenue Elementary, is the recipient
of the 2011 DEMC Mathematics Educator of the
Year Award. As the 2011 recipient, Mrs. Knox re-
ceives a $500 award from DEMC and Pearson
Publishing, the sponsor of the annual event.
The DEMC Mathematics Educator of the
Year is an annual award given out to the most out-
standing elementary mathematics teacher in Duval
County. There were more than 50 teachers nomi-
nated this year and the DEMC executive board re-
views the applications. The application process
consists of a resume, letters of recommendation,
three essays that allow for the teacher to reflect on
his or her role as an elementary mathematics edu-
cator and a video submission.
"There are an amazing number of wonder-
ful mathematics teachers in Duval County and
Kristina exemplifies the outstanding things that are
being done in Duval County," said Zachary Cham-
pagne, president of DEMC. "She embodies the
spirit of this award and will be an exceptional am-
bassador for mathematics education, Duval County
Kristina was one of three finalists from
Duval County. This year's finalists also included
Jennifer Brown, a first-grade teacher at Mandarin
Oaks Elementary and Andrew Hubbuch, a fifth-
grade teacher at Justina Road Elementary.
The announcement came at the recent
DEMC meeting held at the Schultz Center for
Teaching and Leadership. Cluster Chief Debbie
Menard, Aaron Smith from the office of math and
science, and other district personnel attended the
event to show their support of Kristina Knox and
all of Duval County's elementary mathematics
teachers. Rachael Tutlwiler, from the Jacksonville
Public Education Fund was also in attendance and
gave a keynote address congratulating Kristina,
Jennifer and Andrew for the work they do in shap-
ing Jacksonville's students.
Duval County Public Schools operates 172
schools and serves approximately 123,000 stu-
dents. The school district is committed to providing
high quality educational opportunities that will in-
spire all students to acquire and use the knowledge
and skills needed to succeed in a global economy,
and culturally diverse world.
BLACK GIRLS ROCK!TM PRES-
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This summer Beverly Bond, the Founder
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FOR LEADERSHIP & EXCELLENCE designed
for girls from ages 12-17. The two-week intensive
leadership program will be held at Ramapo located
in Rhinebeck, NY from July 16-30. The overnight
camp is designated for exemplary teenage girls of
color from various social, economic and geo-
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GIRLS ROCK!TM from across the world. Through
a highly selective application process, BLACK
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who exhibit strong leadership qualities, high moral
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the participant's intentional pursuit of excellence,
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ademic enrichment, and life skills training. The
camp will offer sports and recreational activities
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shops, volunteer opportunities and a challenging
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lectual support and social skills necessary to up-
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MAY 21Y 2011
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our 16th president seated inside is called the -Memorial.
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our country's first president and is called the Monument. 7
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MAY 21Y 2011
PREP RAP Youth Section
BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL
Photos by Angela Favors
Junior/Senior Assembly was held recently at .Brunswick High
School in Glynn County, Brunswick, Georgia. The BHS seniors received
their pins, and the junior class accept the challenge of becoming seniors.
In this ceremony, Shaurice Flowers and Markesia Tootle delivered a Duet
in honor of the Class of "2011"
Tiare Day, Trey Capers, Jabari & Shakir Robinson Markesia Too-
Seniors pictured are also active in local Churches tie, Jose Sanchez, Shaurice Flowers & Anibal Sanchez
Markesia Tootle and Shaurice Flowers
Twins-Jose & Anibal Sanchez (Spring Hill Baptist Church) and
Shaurice Flowers and Jabari & Shakir Robinson, (Shiloh Baptist Church)
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A body found Tuesday
night along railroad tracks
in a Panama Park neighbor-
hood is likely that of 22-
year-old Brittney Neal,
Sr according to her family.
were called to the 6400
block of Buffalo Ave. about
8:30 p.m. when a man
reported finding a decom-
While an autopsy was
scheduled Wednesday to
formally identify the
remains, Neal's family told
Brittney Neal Channel 4 that police
informed them the remains
are likely of their relative who has been missing for nearly three weeks.
Police would not confirm the identity to Channel 4 on Wednesday morning, but
did say that foul play was not suspected in the death.
Neal was last seen by her boyfriend, Roger, who did not give his last name,
about 3 a.m. April 28. Roger said they had been together at her Eastside home on
East 11th Street when she decided to go for a walk to clear her head.
Roger said that Neal may have been walking at Edwards Park, just a few blocks
from her home, when she disappeared. The body was found about three miles from
Neal's Eastside home.
Neal's friends and relatives searched for the woman, going door to door and
passing out fliers in hopes of finding answers on her whereabouts.
UPDATE: The medical examiner has determined that 22-year-old Brittney
Neal, whose remains were found along railroad tracks in a Panama Park neighbor-
hood Tuesday night, committed suicide, family does not agree.
Flagler Deputies Look For Shooting Suspect
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office is asking for the
public to help them find a Palm Coast man wanted in con-
nection with the Wednesday evening shooting at a Palm
Deputies said three shots were fired into a home on
Leidel Drive about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, one bullet hit-
ting the homeowner in the upper chest. The victim was air-
lifted to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach with a non-life-threatening
injury.Deputies said they have charged William R. Copeland, 20, of Bunkerview
Drive, with attempted homicide and shooting into a dwelling.
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Ditch Was From Brunswick
Cousin: Missing 20-Year-Old's Cell Phone,
Necklace Found At Crime Scene
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- The family of 20-year-
old Antwan Johnson said the body found in a
Westside ditch Sunday evening is that of Antwan.
Johnson had been missing since Wednesday
night when he left his apartment, his family said.
Johnson's cousin and roommate, James, said
Johnson's death was unexpected. James, who did
not want to give his last name, said Johnson didn't
have any enemies.
"When he didn't come home, I feared, because
that's not like him to not come home at all," James
Just days earlier, police found the car Johnson
was driving next to Cedar Hills Baptist Church on
Jammes Road. It had been smashed and set on fire.
But Johnson was nowhere to be found.
Homicide investigators were called to Harlow
Boulevard and Anvers Boulevard about 7 p.m. after
two people looked in a ditch and found a young
man's body about 10 feet down. Police said the
body was decomposing and had likely been there
Now, the devastated family just wants answers.
"No one deserves to be dumped in a ditch and just
left there for no reason," James said. "It's hard. It's
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ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports
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2 Jail Guards Assaulted by Inmate
Two Glynn County Jail guards
received minor injuries Monday
after an inmate reportedly
attacked them during lunch serv-
Correctional officers J.
Sullivan and S. Bertagna were
passing out lunches around 12:30
p.m. when 22-year-old Alexander
D. Jefferson "rushed" Sullivan as
he opened the door of Jefferson's
isolation cell and punched the
guard in the mouth, jail Sgt. J.
"Sullivan immediately recov-
ered and was able to get his hands around inmate Jefferson and,
with the help of Steve Bertagna, took inmate Jefferson to the
ground while other personnel arrived," Miranda said.
Bertagna was not injured, but Sullivan and officer Buck
Squier sustained minor facial injuries during the reported struggle
and were treated and released at Glynn Medical Center in
Jefferson was not injured. He faces three felony counts of
assaulting peace officers and battery.
Jail records indicate Jefferson was initially arrested April 26
by Willows police on suspicion of felony domestic violence, false
imprisonment and battery with serious bodily injury.
* Wal-Mart at 150 Altama Connector, Glynn County: Complainant
reported a theft at the business Saturday. The offender allegedly stole a
can of Freon. He fled the scene, and police pursued him to a business
across the street. He was arrested and charged with shoplifting.
* 100 block of JoAnn Drive, Glynn County: A lawn mower was stolen
from a residence Sunday. The complainant said he observed a male
offender approach a neighbor's porch. When the neighbor was alerted,
it was determined that the lawn mower was stolen. It was valued at
* 800 block of Mallory Street, Glynn County: Complainant reported the
theft of a bicycle Saturday. She said the bicycle was located on her back
porch before it was stolen. It was valued at $800.
* 1900 block of Atkinson Street, Glynn County: Complainant reported
a male offender assaulted her Sunday. She said she was eating with two
friends when the offender began yelling at her. When she attempted to
call the police, the offender grabbed the phone from her hand and threw
it to the floor. Her friends fled the scene, but the offender grabbed the
complainant by the neck and threw her onto a couch. She was able to
stab the offender in the neck. The male offender was arrested and
charged with aggravated assault, burglary, hindering a 911 call and cru-
elty to children in the third degree.
*Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings, wherever you are.
*Don't be taken by surprise. Be aware and be prepared.
*Stand tall and walk confidently. Don't show fear. Don't look like a vic-
*Trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation,
leave right away and get help if necessary.
*Choose busy streets and avoid going through vacant lots, alleys, or
other deserted areas. At night, walk in well-lit areas whenever possible.
*Try not to walk or jog alone. Take a friend or neighbor along for com-
*Get to know the neighborhoods and neighbors where you live and
*Carry your purse close to your body and keep a firm grip on it.
*Avoid pickpockets by carrying your wallet in an inside coat pocket or
front trouser pocket.
IN YOUR CAR
*Always lock your car and take the keys, even if you'll be gone only a
*Keep your car in good running condition, and keep the tank at least
*Lock doors while
*If your car breaks
down, raise the hood
and place emergency
reflectors or flares.
Then stay in the
locked car. When
someone stops to help,
don't get out. Ask him
or her, through a
closed or cracked win-
dow, to telephone the
police to come and
*If you're coming or
going after dark, park
in a well-lit area that
will still be well-lit
when you return.
*Be especially alert
when using enclosed
Don't walk into an
area if you feel
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The Clay County Sheriffs Office continues the inves-
tigation into the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Elaine
Conley and the shooting of 20-year-old Michael Barber,
both of Middleburg. Cameron Conley was a Senior at
Middleburg High School. School administrators are
aware of her death and guidance counselors are available
and speaking to the victim's troubled classmates. The
shootings happened at the intersection of Angelica
Avenue and Belladonna Street. at approximately 3:30pm
following a brief verbal confrontation between 50-year-
old Enrique Prim (suspect) and the victims. The victims
were friends of the suspect's daughter. The suspect fled to
his home located in the 2700 block of Fennel Court
(about 1 mile away) and was located there later. CCSO
and JSO SWAT members made entry onto the property.
No shots were fired by any law enforcement members.
The suspect was found deceased in a shed on the 6-acre
property (self-inflicted gunshot) at approximately 9pm.
Neighbors, who had been kept out of the area as a safety
precaution, returned to their homes after the deputies
made sure there was no longer a danger.
Woman Found Shot and Killed In Driveway
Overnight Homicide In Wesconnett Neighborhood
Police responded to a call in the 5900 block of Oaklane Drive when
neighbors reported hearing screams and a woman calling for help. When
they arrived, they found a woman shot and bleeding in the driveway of an
empty house. She appeared to be in her 30s to mid 40s. She was pro-
nounced dead at the scene.
Residents in the Westside neighborhood are frightened, due to not
knowing who did it and why. Police said their best clue was that neighbors
saw a black sedan leaving the area.
CVS Employee Accused Of
After a loss-prevention manger of CVS
Pharmacy found empty prescription bottles in
the restroom of the store on U.S. Highway 90
in Lake City, Lake City officers arrested
According to Lake City police, surveil-
lance video showed Whitfield, an employee of
the store, entering and leaving the pharmacy, then was seen entering the
restroom where the empty bottles were found.
When officers confronted Whitfield, he denied taking anything, but
police said when the officer searched him, two prescription bottles were
found in his pants.
Man Was Severely
Beaten After An
Glynn County police
have arrested a man who
they said severely beat
another man Monday
Davon Greene, 30, is
in critical condition at the
Southeast Georgia Health
System after he was beat-
en in the back yard of a home in the 100 block of Stafford
Police said 41-year-old Vincent Faison beat Greene dur-
ing an argument.
Faison was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of
Hess Robbery Simular to A Robbery in Clay County
Three armed men who
robbed a Hess Express store
in the 1000 block of State
Road 16 East in Green Cove
Springs early Wednesday
are being sought after.
Police said the robbers
entered the store wearing
red bandanas, hats and hoods, and possibly ski masks to cover their
Police said their clothing and style of walk may be recognizable to
people who know them.
One of the robbers first forced a store clerk to lie on the ground,
then ordered her to open the register, police said.
The clerk was not harmed, and the robbers fled the area with an
unknown amount of cash and cartons of cigarettes, police said.
Clay County deputies said the case is similar to another armed rob-
bery that happened May 9 at a Hibernia Kangaroo store at 6935
Highway 17 in Orange Park.
Anyone with information that may help identify the robbers is
asked to call the Green Cove Springs Police Department at 904-529-
2220 or the Clay County Sheriffs Office at 904-213-6104.
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Name: Alicyn S. Bradley Name: Christna Voltaire Name: Andrea Cange Name: Petena S. O'Neal Name: Michael Blue
Age: 17 Age: 22 Age: 13 Age: 29 Age: 41
Weight: 140 lbs Weight: 115 lbs Weight: 114 lbs Weight: Weight: 230
Last seen 04/26/1 lin Last seen 1/8/11 in Winter Last seen 12/23/10 after an Last seen dropping off kids Last seen in Savannah, GA
Middleburg, FL wearing a Haven, FL argument with her mother, at daycare. Savannah Police ask that
denim skirt, black shirt, and you help them find him.
In the 1000 block of Beachview Drive,
Glynn County: Complainant reported a
S male offender entered her residence and
refused to leave. She stated when she
--_ --_-_ arrived at her residence, she witnessed the
- offender looking into a car window with a
-- s-- magnifying glass. He later entered the res-
-- -- idence and refused to leave. The offender
was arrested and charged with criminal
A Bay County man arrested for
shoplifting had a request for deputies: let
him drink the beer he stole. He became
combative when they refused.
A burglar trying to rob an elderly man
wasn't so lucky. The 24-year-old broke in
to a Flagler County home waving a toy
gun and was shot and killed by an 82-
year-old homeowner with the real thing.
Name: Craig Brown
Offense: Possession of
Name: Dante Moore Name: Antonio Dunham
Age: 20 Age: 36
Offense: Battery on Offense: Drug
Law Enforcement Trafficking
I =II - II I
Name: Marcus Garrison
Name: James Boykin
Offense: Sexual Offense Offense: Sexual offend-
fail to register er fail to comply
Offense: 16 year old
murder of prostitute
Name: Duane Nealey
Name: Tom Daniels
I BACK ON THE STREET I
Name: Mercedes Faggett
Offense: Sexual Battery
by victum under 12
Name: Robin Adkins
Offense: Petit Theft
Name: Rodney Barber
Offense: Grand Theft
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