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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown today announced the development of a new public-private partnership with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce that will become a model for job creation in Jacksonville. Jerry Mallot, executive vice president of the Chamber and president of Cornerstone, will join the city as an economic development executive on loan to develop this new job creation partnership. Mallot will reach out to business organizations and community leaders to develop a comprehensive plan to accelerate Jacksonvilles economic growth. Additionally, he will look to other business and economic development groups to craft recommendations that will help attract, retain and grow businesses in Northeast Florida. I am committed to growing the local job base and enticing more employers to move or expand their operations here in Jacksonville,Ž said Mayor Brown. ŽTo accomplish this, we must have a strong, properly funded economic development operation that will allow us to compete more effectively with other communities. The Chamber of Commerce has graciously agreed to partner with the city to develop a long-range plan that will put Jacksonville back to work.Ž Primary components of Mayor Browns campaign were creating jobs and employing private/public partnerships. The chamber and city will work together to increase the number and quality of jobs within the local community. Creating jobs is the first issue to tackle,Ž said Hugh Greene, CEO and president of Baptist Health System and chair of the Chamber. I applaud Mayor Brown for taking immediate action to address the most critical issues facing our city.Ž In addition, Don Shea, executive director of the Jacksonville Civic Council, will serve as a loaned executive to the city to lead a small task force that will advise on developing a structure for the downtown empowerment group. Shea has more than 30 years of national downtown and economic development experience. He will collaborate closely with the private sector to identify proper roles for city government, as well as partner with organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone and the Jacksonville Civic Council and other stakeholders in the economic future of Jacksonville. These public/private partnerships are the first steps towards the economic redevelopment of our city,Ž said Mayor Brown. We must work together to make Jacksonville the place to be to accelerate growth and create jobs.Ž In addition to following through with his campaign promise to create jobs for the city, two weeks after being sworn in as mayor of Jacksonville, Mr. Brown is presenting his first annual budget to the City Council. Like most of the country during the past years, Jacksonville too is facing a shortfall. Jacksonvilles is facing a $58 million shortfall but promised no new taxes or fees. It is stated that his proposed budget is $28 million smaller than the current budget. The plan that Mayor Brown is presenting to the city on the scheduled deadline date, must be approved by the Council by October 1, 2011. The Florida Star will have the opportunity to meet with the mayor on his proposed budget Friday afternoon, and will provide its readers with the outcome on budget plans and job creations. Mrs. Amy Highsmith Brown, 88 quietly passed on July 6, 2011. She lived in Jacksonville for more than 80 years. Remembering her role as team mother for the Matthew Gilbert Panther Football Team, Class of 1958, members of the championship team honored her. yyy0vjghnqtkfcuvct0eqo Nqqmkpi"hqt"ewuvqogtu"vq"rcvtqpk|g"{qwt dwukpguu"qt"wvknk|g"{qwt"ugtxkeguA"Kh"{qw cpuygtgf"[GU."vjgp"{qw"pggf"vq"rnceg"cp"cf kp"Vjg"Hnqtkfc"qt"Igqtikc"Uvct#""ECNN ;261988/::56"vq"rnceg"{qwt"cf"VQFC[## Check, Money Order, Or Credit Cards Accepted PQTVJGCUV"HNQTKFC‘U"QNFGUV."NCTIGUV."OQUV"TGCF"CHTKECP"COGTKECP"QYPGF"PGYURCRGT K P U K F G Opinion-Editorial...........A-2 Church....................A-3 Life Style..........................A-4 Local-Florida.............B-1 Local Georgia............B-3 Columns......................B-2 Sports..........................B-4 Crime & Justice..(A).C&J-1-4 Prep Rap............(B). 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Airways filed charges against University of New Mexico football player, Deshon Marman after he was arrested for wearing saggy pants aboard the plane at a San Francisco airport. After the student refused to leave the plane as directby the pilot, police officers were called and Marman was arrested for trespassing, even though he had a ticket, battery of a police officer and obstruction because the officer stated that he refused to leave the U. S. Airway plane when the captain ordered him to do so. The arrest received national attention when another person showed pictures of the incident. In the pictures, Marmans flesh was not showing but another white male passenger was allowed to travel wearing skimpy womens panties and mid-thigh stockings days before Marman was arrested on June 15. The San Mateo County District Attorneys Office reviewed the arrest of Deshon and determined criminal charges were not warranted. The arrest of Deshon and tapes of the other passenger wearing female panties, was shown throughout the Internet. Vq"Yqtm"qt"Pqv"vq"Yqtm Vqigvjgt"cu"Dncem"Ogp Vqo"Lq{pgt."Tgx0"Cn"Ujctrvqp."Vcxku"Uokng{"cpf"Ft0"Eqtpgn Yguv Tavis Smiley may not know it, but many African Americans are still not over the bashing he bestowed upon President Obama while he was on the campaign trail trying to get elected. Calls came in that Smiley was jealous that he was not running. At the meeting of the National Newspaper Association, many expected a major dispute between Cornel West and Al Sharpton. Sharpton immediately squashed the expectations and said if you want to see a showdown, there is a Chicago zoo. Smiley and West are at odds with Sharpton stating that the president is not doing enough for the African American community. They seem to not see the real picture of America today. And when Mark Halperin of Time Magazine called President Obama an offensive name and Smiley and West seemed to agree or at least did not agree, Joyner said he had enough of Smiley and West and used his own DŽ word DONE! He fired them. C"Pgy"Uqekcn"Pgvyqtm"hqt Dncem"Dnqiigtu BlackBloggersConnect.com launched on June 17, 2011 and is a new social network for people of color with thousands in Black communities around the world participating from the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Thailand and the U.K. It is serving as a platform of information about vital issues affecting Black communities. Black Bloggers Connect was founded by Jessica Ann Mitchell. She has a Master of Arts degree in Pan African Studies and is currently completing a Master of Science degree in Public Relations. Miss Mitchell said, We are in a new era.Ž BlackBloggetsConnect.com can unite these voices. 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Not Guilty or Innocent...That Is The Question Rev. James L. Snyder A murder trial in our area that gained international attention involved a young woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter. She was facing four counts of murder including the death penalty. After the jury deliberated, they came back and exonerated her on all four counts. The jury's verdict was, "not guilty." As far as the law is concerned, this woman is not guilty of the crime she was accused. I say, as far as the law is concerned, but not as far as the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is concerned. For some reason she took an interest in this case and followed it quite faithfully. Fortunately, I did not have to follow this closely, my wife kept me up to date on all of the details. I did listen to some of the news reports, which only served to confuse me on this whole matter. It's amazing how people who know nothing about the law and have never studied law seems to know more about the law then lawyers and judges. I think the only other profession where the layman knows more than the one who has studied it for years is a minister. Personally, I am uncomfortable being in the same category as a bunch of lawyers. I'm thinking of suing. While I am thinking about lawyers, isn't it strange that everybody hates lawyers until they need a lawyer? Crooked is as crooked thinks. Spill a cup of hot coffee on your lap while driving and who ya goin call? Not a doctor but a lawyer. Of course, the person that ought to be sued is the person who was drinking hot coffee while driving. Aren't mothers teaching their kids anything these days? When an accident occurs, the first thing people think of calling is, not the police, not a tow truck, but a lawyer. I wonder what these lawyers did before cell phones. I would not be surprised to discover that behind the cell phone phenomena are a bunch of lawyers. We have something in our country that says a person is innocent until proven guilty. What I want to know is, what do you call a person who has been proven not guilty? Of course, it is all in the eyes of the beholder. It is too bad the jury in this recent case did not have an opportunity to hear my wife pontificate on this case. They may have come up with a different verdict. Nevertheless, the not guilty verdict was issued and that, as they say, is that. Then my wife said something that spun my brain just a wee bit. "What is the difference between being not guilty and innocent?" Well, that puts things in a different light. It is entirely possible to be "not guilty" as far as the law is concerned and on the other hand not be "innocent," either. Every husband knows what I am talking about here. No matter how hard he tries to prove he is not guilty, he never arrives at that euphoric state of being innocent. After being married as long as I have been, I settle for those brief occasions when my wife considers me not guilty. I used to fight for being declared innocent by my better half, but I am willing to be considered not guilty if that closes the matter. Nothing like closing the matter so I can move on to the next issue. Sometimes the verdict of not guilty is because someone has not caught you in the act but you still may not be innocent. Take the Apple fritter incident this past week. My good wife could not prove I was guilty of eating an apple fritter but she also knew I was not innocent of it either. I am willing to settle for "not guilty." I was thinking about this recent murder case and it dawned on me that what seems obvious to one person might not be obvious at all to another person. Almost like looking in a mirror. When I raise my right hand, the object in the mirror raises its left-hand. When I wink my right eye, the person in the mirror winks his left eye. The only consolation I have about this mirror business is that I am not quite as ugly as the person in the mirror. Right here is where I plead the fifth. It is easy to jump to a conclusion when you do not have all of the facts pertaining to the situation at hand. My wife has been guilty of this in the past. Before collecting all of the evidence about a situation, she jumps to the conclusion that I am guilty. The problem with this is, I usually am guilty. Right now justice is a rather fickle thing. We can look forward to a time when justice will be perfect. The Bible says, "And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more" (Jeremiah 31:34 KJV). And, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us" (Psalms 103:12 KJV). Not guilty or innocent is not the real issue, but forgiveness. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. PAGE A-2 THESTAR JULY 16, 2011 Founded In April 1951 By Eric O. Simpson First African American Inducted Into The Florida Press Hall Of Fame OPINIONS CLARA JACKSON McLAUGHLIN OWNER/PUBLISHER LONZIE LEATH, RINETTA M. 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JACKSONVILLE, FL ANDERSON Frances Marie, 76, died July 4, 2011. ANDREWS, Donald Donny,Ž 50, died July 5, 2011. ANDREWS, John Wyles, Sr., 69, died July 5, 2011. ARMSTRONG Hattie Frances, died July 3, 2011. ASKEW, Mary, 79, died July 5, 2011. BABCOCK, Lois Marie, 87, died July 3, 2011. BATTLE Breon K., infant, died July 5, 2011. BOORMAN Erdus Berrieta, 99, died July 8, 2011. BRIGGS Jeffie Lue, died July 4, 2011. BROWN Amy Highsmith Joyce, 88, died July 6, 2011. BRYANT, Ibrionna, infant, died July 2, 2011. BUTLER Julia, died July 7, 2011. COLLINS, Grace, 84, died July 9, 2011. CORKERS, Emory, 83, died July 4, 2011. FOOSE Eliza C., 90, died July 6, 2011. GENNARO, Rodario Sam, 83, died July 4, 2011. GUIDROZ, Dana Maynard, died July 6, 2011. HARDY Ellen, 97, died July 6, 2011. JARVIS Theresa, 50, died July 6, 2011. JONES Truman William, 76, died July 8, 2011. KEATON, Quinten L., infant, died July 5, 2011. KEYES Glads, died July 9, 2011. LEE Idella M., died July 8, 2011. MAHOLM Patricia B., 80, died July 6, 2011. MARRA Felix Thomas, 83, died July 7, 2011. McALPHINE Ernestine, died July 6, 2011. McCOY, Frank, Jr., 76, died July 5, 2011. McGarity Sarah Owen, 95, died July 7, 2011. MEADE Dale Edward EdŽ, 66, died July 4, 2011. SABIN Marilyn Bridges, 80, died July 4, 2011. SCOTT Joyce, died July 6, 2011. SEAY William Patrick, 79, died July 10, 2011. STEELE Baby Girl, infant, died July 1, 2011. STEWART, Joel, 72, died July 4, 2011. THOMAS, Larry, died July 5, 2011. THOMAS, Roland H., 50, died July 2, 2011. TOUCHTON, Allene, 88, died July 2, 2011. WILKES William Scott, 31, died July 1, 2011. WILLIAMS, Augusta, 76, died July 6, 2011.~*~GEORGIA DEATHS DAVIS, Elease Pency,Ž 73, died July 7, 2011. July 11, 2011 FRANKLIN Betty Ann, 66, died July 7, 2011. MOBLEY Rudolph Levon, 66, died July 10, 2011. TAYLOR Clara E., 92, died July 7, 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 JULY 16, 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) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~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. 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 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 THE NORTHEAST FLORIDA BAPTIST ASSOCIATION These appointments are on a first-come, firstserve basis. Only basic dental work (fillings and extractions) are provided by the MDU. NO cleaning of teeth, dentures or oral surgery will be provided. No appointments can be made on the phone; you must appear in person to make an appointment. The Mobile Dental Unit of the Florida Baptist Convention will be at The Northeast Florida Baptist Association, July 25-29, 2011. The Association is located at 851035 U.S. Hwy 17 North, Yulee, Florida. For more information contact the Northeast Florida Baptist Association 904-2255941. CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD Chamber Music Society Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Worsham Hall: Dvorak, MacDowell, Still, and American Art Songs; Sunday, August 21st Molter, Telemann, Bach; Sunday, September 18th Chaminade; Sunday, October 16th UNF Brass; Sunday, November 20th UNF Orchestra; Sunday, December 4th JU Chorus & Orchestra. The church is located at 1100 Stockton St. at Park, Riverside. Free and open to public. Call 904-346-0373 for more info. MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH, 1319 N. Myrtle Ave., with Elder Lee Harris, Pastor, along with the Planning Committee and members will celebrate their Annual Family and Friends Day commencing July 17, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m. We will also be dedicating and honoring families and friends during the cullimination of our Pew Rally. For more information, call the church at (904) 355-0015. ST. JOHN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, located at 135 Brickyard Rd., Middleburg, FL, with Rev. C.E. Preston, Pastor, will have there Hallelujah Gospel Explosion Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. Free Admission. For more information, call (904) 3387518. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com CENTRAL METROPOLITAN CME CHURCH Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor Bishop Teresa Snorton, Presiding Bishop of the The Fifth Episcopal District of The Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church, became the 59th bishop elected in 2010 and the first female bishop of the C.M.E. Church. Bishop Snorton at the Florida Region Annual Conference, held July 6-8, 2011 in Tampa, FL, appointed Rev. Marquise L. Hardrick as the new pastor of Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church, Jacksonville, FL. Rev. Hardrick received his Masters of Divinity in Philosophy and Theology in 2004 from The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Ga, and his B.B. A. in Management degree from Valdosta State University, in 2000. His is a former educator from Muscogee County School District from 2008-2011. Some of his social and community involvements include Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., A.F.&Y. Masonry, 100 Black Men of Columbus and founding member of East Columbus Clergy at Work among others. He is married to Mrs. Deedra Jordan Hardrick, a 2002 honor graduate of Spelman College with a BA in Psychology and a double minor in Education and Religion. They have three children Marquise II (10), Madison (4) and Mason (1). Rev. Hardrick delivered his first Sunday morning sermon at Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church Sunday, July 10, 2011. Several congregants renewed there lives and new members joined the church. The Sunday evening service ended with a joyful celebration in songs by Central Childrens Choir. Bishop Teresa Snorton Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick 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

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L LIFE IFES STYLE TYLE A4 C M Y K Socially Speaking Socially SpeakingBy Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr. Sr. Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ Theres Always Something Happening On The First CoastŽ PAGE A-4THE STARJULY 16, 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.comSEE YOU IN THE PAPER SEE YOU IN THE PAPER Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2011 Debutante HonorerdDebutantde Aierress Hanna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hanna, was honored at a Day of Golfing and Dinner at the Hidden Hills Country Club recently. Present at the affair were: Debutantes Brea Parks, Alexis Guns, Channing Ashley, Hillary Standifer, Jeanetta Martin, Leslye Randolph, Kelcey Sablon and Aierress Hanna, the honoree. The day began with each debutante being presented with her personal caddy for comfort and energy, a beautiful pink basket, extra balls, a pink water towel and golf pins. Two golf instructors were present to give the guests golf lessons. The debutantes learned a lot and had as great time. After a day of golfing, a delicious dinner was served. The affair was hosted by Mrs. Divina Parker. Sorority members present included: Mrs. Bertha M. Padgett, Debutante Cotiree Chairman; Ms. Tikila Shakespeare, Vice Chairman; Mrs. Joann Buggs, Calendar Chairman, Mrs. Jacquelyn Christopher, Attire Chairman and Mrs. Divina Parker, Hostess. The honorees mother and aunt were also present.

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Top left: Frank Hampton and son Above pic: Plaque of Mr. Hampton To the left: Frank Hampton and son Article by Lonzie Leath, photos courtesy of Frank Hampton, Jr.If you are new to Jacksonville and dont know of Frank Hampton, you should know that he set the stage for this citys fights against unfairness. Mr. Hampton set the stage for such fights and was able to see Jacksonville elect its first Black mayor, but was unable to see him take his seat. But those who knew him, knows, as Mayor Brown said, he is now at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. He lived a life of great accomplishments that guarantees hell never be forgotten.Ž Frank Hampton, was born in Jacksonville on January 2, 1923 and died here on June 24, 2011. He was a successful businessman, who was recognized as one of Duval Countys self made Black millionaires. He owned several small businesses including Hampton Fuel Oil, Gulf Service Station, now Shell, Hampton Villa Apartment Jacksonville, Hampton Villa Mount Dora, H and I Advertising and Public Relations, and other real estate. But Mr. Hampton was not just an entrepreneur, he was a real civic leader. Mr. Hampton used his love of golf, his financial resources, and his influence to give back to the community. He and his organization sponsored events and invited guests to the Jacksonville area to promote civil rights. They also sponsored an annual Open Golf Tournament with proceeds going to indigent families and gave food baskets to the needy and the elderly. He was such a strong christian, he financially sponsored the construction of Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Edgewood Avenue. You may not find Frank Hampton listed in Florida History textbooks but his story is amazing and parallels Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his nonviolent efforts of justice for all. Both of their dreams were that one day equality would prevail for all people. He sponsored Dr. Kings trip to Jacksonville, joined him in strategy meetings and marched beside him in his efforts to integrate Floridas White onlyŽ public beaches. Hampton and his family were the first to eat at the Holiday Inn in Jacksonville in the regular dining area and personally took down all of the colored signs,Ž joined by his daughter Thaise and son Frank Jr. In order to get the word out to the public. Hampton published his own newspaper, the first of its kind in Duval County. When the present owner of The Florida Star, Clara McLaughlin, arrived as the new owner, he immediately invited her to his home, even though he had suffered a medical condition and was in a wheel chair. He walked her through the history of Jacksonville as he praised her efforts. Mr. Hamptons first political victory occurred at the age of 21 when he challenged the city to install a traffic light at the Tyler and Kings Road intersection. While that may have been his first triumph, it was not his last. Hamptons ability to be in tune with the people catapulted him to the White House where he served as President Harry S. Trumans local coordinator as well as that of President Lyndon B. Johnson. He was invited to every Democratic Presidential Inaugural from John F. Kennedy to President Barack Obama. Mr. Hampton fought to change so many laws for Jacksonville and was one of the two Black men who were first to serve as Jacksonville police officers. Frank Hampton served in political positions and held membership in many organizations, including the NAACP. Over the years, he was awarded a multitude of plaques, trophies and certificates for his contributions of time, leadership and monetary donations. Jacksonville is a better place because Frank Hampton, a politician, a civic leader and an activist. A6 C M Y KJULY 16, 2011 THESTAR Frank HamptonA Civil Rights Warrior for Jacksonville Frank Hampton Frank Hampton with Dr. King Frank at cash register inside of the service station. Frank Hamptons son Frank, Jr. and daughter Thaise Hampton-Pridgen with former President Carter. Frank Hampton during campaign.PAGE A-6 Church group Frank Hampton receiving an award Frank Hampton and wife of 43 years, Willa Dean WellsHampton. Frank in his later years.

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POLITICAL A4 C M Y KPAGE A-7THE STARJULY 16, 2011 Mayor Alvin Brown Names Key Members of Administration Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown named key members of his administration, announcing a team of high-caliber professionals that represent one of the most diverse management teams in city history. This team reflects my commitment to attract the best and brightest to serve in city government,Ž said Brown. Kerri Stewart has agreed to assist the mayor in ensuring a smooth transition. She will retain her current role as chief administrative officer at the present time. Continuity of government is important and we have major budget challenges to tackleŽ said Brown. We greatly appreciate that Kerri has agreed to remain in her current role as chief administrative officer for the time being.Ž Attorney Kevin Hyde will work with Stewart as he assumes the role of chief administrative officer. Hyde, a former president of the Jacksonville City Council Chris Hand has agreed to serve as chief of staff. Hand is an attorney with Terrell Hogan., C. Ronald (Ronnie) Belton has been nominated by the mayor to serve as the citys chief financial officer. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council. Belton. Abel Harding will serve as the mayors director of communications. Harding has worked as a reporter and columnist for the Florida TimesUnion. Sen. Tony Hill will serve as the mayors federal government liaison. Hill currently serves as co-chair of the mayors transition team. Rep. Mia Jones will serve as special assistant to the mayor. Jones served two terms on the Jacksonville City Council before winning election to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008. Alison Miller will serve as the executive assistant to the mayor. Miller, previously served as the executive assistant for Councilmember Kevin Hyde. CONGRESSWOMAN CORRINE BROWN IS CURRENTLY IN A BATTLE FIGHTING FOR THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF MINORITIES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. I remain categorically in support of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and its reauthorization in 2006, for another 25 years. We as a community have fought too long and too hard to take a step backwards. We should be aware that our rights are still an issue in this country and we should be vigilant and not allow our gains to be reversed. Before passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, there were approximately 300 black elected officials across the country. Since passage and up to this day there are over 9,000 black elected officials. The Voting Rights Act was and is the key. Minorities Have Fought too Hard for too Long toTake a Giant Leap Backwards By U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown (FL-3) The process for reapportionment of Floridas congressional and local districts is underway. This year, because of two state constitutional amendments which were passed on the November ballot, the process in which redistricting is carried out has the potential to have extraordinarily negative repercussions on minority representation in the state. Indeed, if the amendments are allowed to stand in their current form, they could potentially eviscerate two African American and three Hispanic (federal) House seats, as well as nine African American state legislative seats, and seven minority state Senate seats. This is not an acceptable outcomeƒour communities have fought too hard, for too long, to take such a giant step backwards to our states Jim Crow days. Prior to the 1992 election, Florida had not had a federal African American representative since Josiah Thomas Walls in 1871, a time span of 129 years. And that is why the passage of Amendments 5 and 6 is so dangerous to our communities, since they are designed to dilute the voting rights of African-Americans and Hispanics in the state of Florida, which, in its wake, would also result in a significant loss in the number of representatives elected from our communities on the federal and state levels and in city councils across the state. Why? The reason is simple: because traditional redistricting principles, such as maintaining communities of interest or minority access districts become entirely irrelevant under the rules the amendments lay out, primarily because of their requirement of compact districts.Ž Certainly, minority communities do not live in compact, cookie-cutter like neighborhoods, and so district compactnessŽ would defeat the ability of the state Legislature to draw access and majorityminority seats, since minority communities would become fragmented across the entire state. Today, our diverse states population is made up of 16% African Americans, and 22% Hispanics. Together, those figures make up over one third of Floridas residents. To take a giant step in the wrong direction and limit representation for minority communities would be detrimental not just to members of those communities, but to the state of Florida as a whole. To uphold the hard fought gains we have made, it is absolutely essential to incorporate the essence of the Voting Rights Act into the way in which the state of Floridas political boundaries are divided. One salient part of the Voting Rights Act is that it strictly prohibits the fracturing of communities of minority voters into a variety of districts. This element of the Act is essential in our battle to maintain minority representation not just in the state of Florida, but across the entire nation. First enacted in 1965, and expanded in 1975, the Voting Rights Act has provided extensive protection to our communities, mainly by prohibiting any voting practice that would abridge the right to vote on the basis of race. Any test or deviceŽ for registering or voting has been forbidden since its passage, which has effectively abolished poll taxes and literacy tests which were previously used to ensure African Americans were unable to cast their constitutional right at the voting booths. Indisputably, the Voting Rights Act is one of our countrys most prominent civil rights victories. It memorializes all of those who marched, struggled, and died to secure the right to vote for all Americans. And we must continue to remain vigilant to protect the rights of every American voter to ensure his or her right to vote is never compromised. In this regard, your voice and participation in the state of Floridas upcoming hearings on redistricting are indispensable. I encourage everyone to come out to actively partake in these hearings, and play a role in ensuring that minorities in our state continue to have the chance to elect representatives of their choice. The schedule for the state of Floridas redistrict hearings in the 3rd Congressional District appears on the next page: LET YOUR LEGISLATORS HEAR FROM YOU! Please join us in upcoming REDISTRICTING HEARINGS Lets tell them what we think! Please plan to attend one of the hearings, and help spread the word to others. This is your opportunity to let Florida legislators know how important it is for you to have Minority Access districts. What: Legislative Redistricting Hearings Why: To tell your legislators to abide by The Voting Rights Act.Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Orlando Bob Carr Performing Arts Center/401 W. Livingston St. 2:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm 8:00pm JACKSONVILLE'S NEWEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR OVER-AGE STUDENTS IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN ON AUGUST 22, 2011 On the first day of school of the 2011 Duval County Public School schedule, Schools for the Future Academy, School #11 will officially open its doors to seventh, eighth and incoming ninth grade students who are two or more grades behind. The academy is a partnership between the school district, The Bridge of Northeast Florida, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and the Boston-based school development company, Schools for the Future; and will be located on the campus of The Bridge of Northeast Florida, 1824 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, Florida (formerly the Beulah Beal School). The principal is Michelle Joseph. PROBLEM: There are approximately 18,000 students in Duval County Public Schools who are at least one year behind where they should be scholastically and most of these students (about 15,000) are in middle or high school. Almost 4,000 students in the latter category are two or more grades behind their fellow classmates. Sadly, this places them at the highest level of the high risk meter to become a part of the city's drop-out population. ANSWER: Schools for the Future Academy is designed to help over-aged and underachieving students get to the right grade and ultimately graduate from high school, college and become career ready. What sets this program apart from others is that it not only addresses the educational needs of over-age students, but it also provides individual/group emotional and social counseling, as well as external learning opportunities and career readiness training. Schools for the Future Academy will initially serve 1 00 young people who: are approximately 14-16 years of age and have been retained at least twice before enrollment. The school will grow to 240 students over the next three years. The school is currently hosting open house (at the campus) every Wednesday from 3:30p.m. to 4:30a.m. and every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged due to limited seats.

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WENDELL P. HOLMES, JR.First Black African-American member of the Duval County School BoardA native of Brunswick, Ga., Holmes has lived in Jacksonville since 1946. He first was associated with Whittington's Funeral Home here and then became a partner and manager of Holmes and West Funeral Home. In 1984, he opened Wendell Holmes Funeral Director. Earlier, he was a partner in Brunswick (Ga.) Funeral Home with his father, Wendell Sr. Holmes made history in Jacksonville in 1969 when he became the first AfricanAmerican elected to the Duval County School Board. He also was the first black candidate to be elected to any Florida county school board. But he was no stranger to the board. For five years before his election, Holmes made frequent appearances before the board as chairman of the Citizens Committee for Better Education. Holmes said it was his concern about the second-class education his children were receiving in the segregated Duval public school system that propelled him to demand the local School Board improve the schools for black children and move toward integration ordered by the Supreme Court in 1954. He served on the school board for the next 23 years, as it grappled with desegregation, reaccreditation, student strikes and school construction issues. Among his many honors are the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, now known as OneJax; the Mary L. Singleton Award for Justice, Peace and Social Harmony; and in 2003 he was named distinguished citizen of the year by the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.EARL M. JOHNSONFirst Black City Council President in Jacksonville, FL Earl Johnson was the lawyer who represented King after a 1964 protest march and arrest in St. Augustine. He filed nearly all the federal school desegregation cases in Florida; became the first black elected to countywide office in Jacksonville in 1967, winning in black and white districts; was reelected four times; became City Council president; resigned the post four months later after a much-publicized drinking incident, went into rehab, was reelected and stayed in office until 1983 and was honored with a resolution calling him the "conscience" of the City Council and praising him for his "quiet effectiveness." That was one of his campaign slogans. In some old clips, he actually is criticized for being too quiet. Imagine that. People saying a politician isn't bombastic enough. He talked about his father's civil rights work (all pro bono), his role in making consolidation happen, his ability to unite people and, when he did speak, his baritone voice and well-chosen words. "As a child, he read the dictionary," he said. "He grew up in public housing in Huntington, West Virginia, the poorest part of a poor town, and I think quickly realized that he would have to invent himself. He was nicknamed 'Shakespeare' in the Army because he could quote Shakespeare at the drop of a hat. And after his death, I found a quote in his handwriting of the famous line from Henry VI: The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Earl M. Johnson died of cancer in 1988. He was 60. Ray AlfredFirst Black African American Fire Chief in Jacksonville, FL Alfred arrived in Jacksonville an unknown in 1995, recruited out of retirement after a career spent in Washington, D.C. His warm welcome in Marietta notwithstanding, Alfred's desire to eliminate the ranking of firefighter candidates by their test scores has prompted talk in the city's firehouses that his interest in recruiting women and minorities will come at the expense of candidate experience. Alfred, the first African-American to head Jacksonville's fire department, acknowledges a motivation to hire more women and minorities. But he dismisses the talk of favoritism. The hiring process has to be fair, above all else. His intention to change the hiring procedure comes a year after he enraged some of the old guard by promoting Winston Nash, one of the most controversial figures in firefighting circles, as chief of the fire training division. Nash, an AfricanAmerican, twice filed discrimination lawsuits against the fire department, challenging the city promotions exams. Suspicion of the chief's decision-making reflects a department that often splinters into separate groups black and white, men and women. Supporters of the fire chief say he is being criticized, in part, because he is African-American and an outsider. Because minorities and women have not had an equal opportunity for employment in other cities and counties, Alfred said it is unfair to rank candidates by experience. And he doesn't buy the argument that the best firefighters perform well on standardized tests. ''Everybody thinks it's favoritism; I call it fairness,'' Alfred said. ''Remove all of the obstacles, to women, to minorities, to whites, to everyone. Remove all of the obstacles and let the people vie for these jobs.'' Brought in for change The recruitment is necessary because the fire department continues to have gender and racial inequities among its work force. Although the percentage of black firefighters has increased, the city falls shy of the diversity that would reflect county population for white women, black women and male minorities other than African-Americans. ''One thing I'm not going to do is ignore the federal guidelines,'' Alfred said. ''It would be foolish for me to do that.'' Mayor John Delaney demonstrated his interest in changing the department by looking outside the city for a fire chief. ''I brought him here to change things,'' Delaney said. ''And I went outside to change things.'' Delaney stands behind Alfred in his effort to change the hiring process, one that had the effect of protecting firefighter candidates who usually had more opportunities.Sandra Hull-RichardsonFirst African-American President of the Junior League of Jacksonville Hull-Richardson, 49, joined the Junior League in 1991. The organization once had the image of an elitist, all-white organization. She wasn't the first African-American member, but in 1999 she became the first AfricanAmerican president of the Junior League of Jacksonville. She currently works as chief of the city's Adult Services Division. On being a first: "It was a little scary," she said. "It meant people would be watching. You don't want to mess it up." Still, that was much easier than being one of the first black students to integrate Lake Shore Junior High School in 1972 following a federal desegregation order. She had hoped to attend ninth grade at James Weldon Johnson, which was within walking distance of her home, then follow her sister to Raines High School. Instead she was bused across town to Lake Shore, then to Englewood High School. That first year was the worst, she said. "That was a horrible experience ... There were fights all the time." On the presidential election: "I can't even imagine the pressure that is mounting in their souls ... I don't think they are going to be able to change the world, though that's what some people will expect." Hull-Richardson, who is enthusiastically supporting Obama, never expected to see an African-American nominated for president. "Not in my lifetime," she said. "This is absolutely amazing B1 C M Y KJULY 16, 2011 THESTAR LOCAL FLORIDA SECTION B Blacks Who Were First In Florida(contd from 07-02-2011 issue) Ray Alfred Earl M. Johnson Wendell P. Holmes, Jr. Sandra Hull-Richardson

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By: Farris Long The Honeymoon is OVER! In life, I have discovered that in almost every relationship there is some sort of period. For some reason, many people have the misconception that honeymoons don't end. But I believe, given enough time, they almost always come to an end. When this happens, many people become stressed out and lose their ability to cope, because they were not prepared for the possibilities of real life. This doesn't just occur in dating and marriages. It happens in other areas of life as well. On the first day of school, the kids are excited to reunite with their friends and parade through the halls sporting their new clothes. But it isn't long before the excitement gives way to frustration as homework is assigned, tests are administered, and the honeymoon feeling is out the door. During the job interview, the employer paints a wonderful picture of the company, and the staff. You can't wait to start working there. The excitement is so overwhelming that you call everyone you know to tell them you got the job. But a few months later, you discover that your boss and some of your co-workers aren't as nice as you had hoped. And you gradually realize that the honeymoon is over. Why do honeymoons end? 1) Because we ignore warning signs that something we have embraced now, may not fit in our lives later. We are often so blinded by our fantasies that we fail to see truth. 2) We do not prepare for the reality that things and people change. So we get caught up in the inebriation of a moment, rather than thinking soberly about the future. There are a host of other reasons, but these two top the list. Come back next week as I tackle the thought provoking question, How do I handle when the honeymoon ends?Ž Remember, You Only Live Once... Make It Count! Make it CountPAGE B 2THE STAR JULY 16, 2011 By: Lucius Gantt President Barack Obama is a very smart man but on some issues The Gantt Report is far smarter! The President is currently being held hostage by Congressmen and Senators from both parties that are voting for themselves instead of voting for the people those elected officials are representing. Close to 300 hundred members of Congress are millionaires and many of those millionaires are refusing to vote to extend unemployment benefits unless the benefits are accompanied by an extension of tax cuts for Americas wealthiest citizens. The President, who is oftentimes advised by political idiots, seems to think the administration needs to compromise with and appease modern day political vampires that want to suck the last drop of life blood out of the economy by refusing to tax the rich and ultimately making deficit reduction unlikely or perhaps impossible. The Gantt Report knows the Presidents current political strategy to push through meaningful legislation by singing a political version of Kumbya is ridiculous! If the President cant get support from Washington politicians, Barack Obama should take his fight to the streets. If rednecks and conservatives have Tea PartiesŽ, the Presidents most ardent supporters should have Block PartiesŽ! Now, who are Obamas biggest supporters? Well, you have Blacks, Latins and various minorities but you also have minority, majority and all other kinds of jobless folk. The President should go from city to city and tell everyone that cant get a job, cant get a loan and cant get a mortgage that millionaire Congressmen care more about extending tax cuts for themselves that they care about poor people having a job, a place to live, food to eat or Christmas gifts for family and loved ones. Obama needs to pull the sheets off of reactionary and recalcitrant politicians and expose them for what they really are, puppets of big business! Whats good for Halliburton or Goldman Sachs, for instance, is not always good for Americans. Even if the President follows The Gantt Report advice and rallies the people on the highways and byways, the message has to be delivered by messengers that the people trust. Uncle Tom and Aunt Jemima cant move the people. The President has to join forces with community activists, community organizers and community leaders. You cant fight a political war with scared soldiers! You have to have the people that fight for equal rights, fight for justice, fight for peace and fight for jobs everyday to be on the front lines with you. The President is quick to travel to Afghanistan to fire up the troops. He needs to use that same quickness to travel to Liberty City, to Harlem, to South Central, Calle Ocho, Bankhead, Edgewood, Ibor City and other economically depressed communities to fire up the unemployed, the exploited, the oppressed, the neglected and the dejected! Congressmen that vote against extensions of unemployment benefits should be targeted like Jews target Nazis. They should be pointed out and voted out in 2012! If the President will fight for us, we will fight with him. The President has a choice. He can lay down and let conservative Republicans and Democrats walk all over him or he can rise up, stand up and speak up by telling the masses of Americans how the Congressional millionaires that people voted for are plotting and scheming to give themselves tax cut extensions but at the same time are refusing to give needy Americans extensions on unemployment benefits. (Become a friend of The Gantt Report on Facebook, contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net and buy Gantt's book "Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" it's the perfect Christmas gift). Community Activities RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET. See local artisans displaying their artistic, culinary and craft wares, accompanied by musical entertainment, street performers and food vendors. Saturdays from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 2ND ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY: Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 10:00 AM 4:00 PM at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W. Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. THE ART OF COMEDY SHOWCASE AT VAULT GALLERY + ARTSPACE: Vault Gallery + Artspace onSaturday, July 16, 2011at121 W. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.For more information call 904.525.3368. PROJECT ATRIUM: MELANIE PULLEN High Fashion Crime Scenes on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. FLORIDA THEATRE SUMMER MOVIE CLASSICS THE PINK PANTHER on Sunday, July 17, 2011.Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Call 904.355.2787 for any information. FREE CHOLESTEROL AND DIABETES SCREENINGS offered from 11:00 am 4:00 pm, July 19, at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 11380-8 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (NoAppointments). PROJECT ATRIUM: Melanie Pullen High Fashion Crime Scenes; Tuesday July 19, 2011. MOCA Jacksonville, 333 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. YOUTH POETRY SLAM: Jacksonville Main Library, on Wednesday July 20, 2011 at 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.630.2665 for additional information. THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING FARMERS MARKETFriday, July 22, 2011, at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr. W., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Contact 904.353.1188 for more information. ARTRAGEOUS ARTWALKS (August 13, September 10, October 8) Every second Saturday, Artrageous Artwalks give visitors a chance to explore 12 different art galleries on the island, each featuring a variety of works, including photography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors, acrylics and more. Visitors can peruse more than a dozen galleries in downtown Fernandina, and the Plantation Artists Guild and Gallery located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Artrageous Artwalks are free to the public and take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.AmeliaIsland.com/artwalk. ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., MD HEALTH NOTESSUN POISONING (Photosensitivity) GENERAL INFORMATION DEFINITION: Reaction to overexposure to the sun. BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Skin in areas most exposed to sunlight. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Both sexes; all ages. SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Red skin rash, sometimes with small blisters, in areas exposed to sunlight. *Fever. *Fatigue or dizziness. CAUSES: Sun poisoning is most likely to occur during hot seasons when ultraviolet light is strongest. It is triggered by exposure to the sun, usually in conjunction with sunburn. It is especially likely in persons who take medications that cause photosensitivity (increased sensitivity to ultraviolet light). The most common drugs include tetracycline antibiotics, thiazide diuretics, sulfa drugs and oral contraceptives. Some cosmetics, including lipstick, perfume and soaps, can cause a photosensitive reaction. RISK INCREASES WITH Underlying infection. *Previous episodes of sun poisoning. *Metabolic disorders, such as diabetes mellitus or thyroid disease. *Use of immunosuppressive drugs or any drugs listed under Causes. HOW TO PREVENT Stay out of sun when possible if you have a history of sun poisoning. *When exposed to the sun, use sunscreen lotions with a sun-protective factor (SPF) of 15 or more. 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. HOW TO TREAT GENERAL MEASURES Stay out of the sun during the hours of strongest ultraviolet light (10a.m. to 2 p.m.) *If you must go out in the sun, wear protective clothing and the most protective sun-screen preparation available. MEDICATION: Your doctor may prescribe: *Beta-carotene to reduce discomfort. *Chloroquine prior to sun exposure to prevent a recurrence of symptoms. ACTIVITY: No restrictions, except to avoid prolonged sun exposure. DIET: No special diet. Drink extra fluids to prevent dehydration. CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF Your have symptoms of sun poisoning. *New, unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment may pro duce side effects. Health Notes Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area The Gantt Report

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PAGE B-4 THE STAR July 16, 2011 SPORTS PAGE B4 C M Y K Interview by Sandy Neal Freelance WriterThe Jacksonville Giants Head Coach Kevin Waters led the Giants to an undefeated regular season and ranked #3 in the nation in his first year as Head Coach of the Giants. Besides being the Head Coach for the Giants, Jacksonville knows very little about Kevin Waters his background and coaching style. The first thing I noticed was that he is approachable and very down to earth. Here are the highlights of my interview with Coach Waters: Florida Star: where are you from originally? Coach Waters: I am originally from Bedford, Va. Florida Star: Where did you attend college? Coach Waters: Fisk University and a graduate of Edward Waters College with a degree In Business Management. Florida Star: Did you play basketball yourself? and where? Coach Waters: Yes, Fisk and I played professionally with the Charlotte Royals. Florida Star: Where did you get your start in coaching? Coach Waters: Fisk University. When in my senior year at Fisk our Head Coach began to have heart complications and our assistant coach appointed me Asst. Coach I really liked it and decided that coaching was what I wanted to do once my basketball career was over. Florida Star: When does summer camp start? Coach Waters: Registration is going on right now and will be hosted at the Jacksonville Ice and Sports complex June 13-17th. This is a great opportunity for the community to meet the coaches and team members. The cost is 250.00 per camper and a non-refundable $100.00 fee is due at registration. Lunch will be provided for an additional $4.00 a day. Florida Star: When are the try-outs for the 2011-2012 season? Coach Waters: June 25th in Orlando, August 14th in Miami and there will be a final try-out in September here in Jacksonville, but the date is undetermined at this time. Florida Star: Will most of the players be returning for the upcoming season? Coach Waters: Yes. We have one player from Rochester, New York, Jermaine Bell, a 7 footer whom is being highly sought after at this time by the NBA and teams wanting him to play overseas, but he is training with us at this time and we wish him the best. I am getting calls from such places as San Francisco and New York because our franchise does offer a unique opportunity that is not offered in other cities. Florida Star: What were the Strengths/ Weaknesses of the team? Coach Waters: I felt at times I was watching the Harlem Globetrotters. We are a very talented team and superior to most. I would have to say our weakness was chemistry because the talent was definitely there, but we have got to be more physical, which is what I am looking for in a player as I scout for the 20112012 season. Florida Star: What is your coaching philosophy? What do you emphasize? Coach Waters: DEFENSE! I have acquired the style of Phil Jackson. I am more of a Manager I allow my Assistant Coaches Jerry Williams and David Graham to do their jobs, I Do Not micromanage. If I see a problem then and only then do I step in to correct the problem. Florida Star: What are the things a great defense must do/ execute? Coach Waters: Communication. From a defensive stand point if there is a lack of communication the play will breakdown. Florida Star: How will you structure training camp? Coach Waters: That is the best time for me because the guys are wide eyed and excited, but there is fierce competition to fill positions. We will do 2-a-days : We will practice in the morning and the afternoons. The mornings sessions will consist of skill sets and the evening sessions will consist of 5 on 5 competitions and again hit the weight room. Florida Star: What are your goals for the 2011-2012 Season? Coach Waters: To be ABA Champs. Our fans have treated us like an NBA team and we appreciate all the support Florida Star: What team is our rival? Coach Waters: Gulf Coast, a team out of Mississippi. They beat us in the final 4 in Texas. They were really hard to beat, but we get another chance in this up-coming season and I look forward to it. Florida Star: What has been your proudest moment with the Giants? Coach Waters: The first game of the season. To see the first ball go up in the air and the players jump for the tip-off because I knew of the hard work it took to get us there. When I saw that, I felt at home. Florida Star: Are you married? Coach Waters: Yes. Chantel Waters. We have a blended family of 5 children the ages are: 21, 18, 15, 14, and 8. We have been married for 8 years. The 2011-2012 season for the Giants starts December 3rd at the Jacksonville Arena against Gulf Coast. You can purchase individual, group, and season tickets by calling 904-355-6531 or go to ticketmaster.com. Check out the team website at www.jacksonvillegiants.com to see the schedule, pictures videos, news and moreƒ I say good luck to Coach Waters, coaching staff, team members and the Giant Organization. Go Giants!!!! I n t e r v i e w w i t h J a c k s o n v i l l e G i a n t s H e a d C o a c h Coach Kevin Waters Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that due to injuries to his left leg that have not fully healed, he would miss the 2011 British Open. "Unfortunately, I've been advised that I should not play in the British Open," Woods said. "As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I'm 100 percent ready. I do not want to risk further injury. That's different for me, but I'm being smarter this time. I'm very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans." Woods personally contacted Peter Dawson, chief executive of the R&A, to explain why he is unable to play. In April, Woods was diagnosed with a Grade 1 mild medial collateral ligament sprain to his left knee and a mild strain to his left Achilles tendon, both of which he suffered while hitting a second shot from under the Eisenhower tree at hole No. 17 during the third round at the Masters. He was unable to play in the Wells Fargo Championship and withdrew after nine holes in the first round at THE PLAYERS Championship after reinjuring his leg on the opening tee shot. He also did not compete last week at the AT&T National. "In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have competed at THE PLAYERS, but it's a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour," Woods said. "I've got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I'm ready. "I think my best years are still ahead of me, and I'm very confident and optimistic about the future." Tiger Woods to Miss British Open MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (July 13, 2011) … For the second-straight game Abby Wambach scored a clutch header for the USA, this time netting a 79th-minute game-winner in a 3-1 victory against France that earned the U.S. Womens National Team its third appearance in the FIFA Womens World Cup Final and first since 1999. In a match played in misty rain, Lauren Cheney scored the first goal and assisted on the Wambach winner, while 22-year-old Alex Morgan scored her first career Womens World Cup goal with the third and final tally of the day. "France played very well, but there's something to be said about our players and their heart," said U.S. Women's National Team head coach Pia Sundhage. "There's a reason why these players come off the bench and make a difference because this team is 21 players and I'm very proud of them. At times, we didn't play well today, but we found a way to win. Credit to the players heart and that's what makes it so wonderful to coach for this team." The U.S. now travels to Frankfurt to face Japan in the FIFA Womens World Cup Final on Sunday, July 17, in Frankfurt at 2 p.m. ET live on ESPN, ESPN3.com and Galavision. The U.S. will be seeking its third title, while Japan, which defeated Sweden 3-1 in tonights other semifinal, will be looking for its first championship. U S W o m e n s S o c c e r T e a m A d v a n c e c t o W o r l d C u p F i n a l s Every year for the past 15 years, the stars of the american sports world convene to celebrate the best performances of the calendar year. Here are some notables from ESPYs 2011: Blake Griffin took home the award for Best Break Out Player.Ž The L.A. Clippers super star wowed the basket ball world with his play this past season after sitting out his rookie season because of injuries. Another noteable was the VCU basket ball team who shocked the college basketball world by advancing to the final four of the NCAA mens basketball tournament. VCU took home the ESPY award for Best Upset.ŽSecond year Head Coach Shaka Smart accepted the award on behalf of his team and offered this comment; It doesnt matter what people say.Ž But the most touching award recipient of the evening went to Dewey Bozella Mr. Bozella won the Authur Ashe Award for courage after spending 30 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. While incarcerated, Dewey passed the time by boxing and went undefeated as the prison light-weight champion. After going through a couple of disappointing retries of his case, Dewy was finally set free in 2009 due to the miracle of the investigating officer holding onto the file for 3 decades because he felt in his heart that one day someone would come looking for the file. Dewey, while incarcerated trained his body during the day in the gym and his mind at night in the classroom. Dewey Bozella earn both a Bachelors and Masters degree while in prison. W i n n e r s a t t h e 2 0 1 1 E S P Y  s Dont Foget to Follow us on:FACEBOOK Check out the new Florida Star e-edition online at:www.thefloridastar.com

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I was attending the annual Juneteeth Celebration in Liemert Park which is known throughout Los Angeles as the place where Black musicians, poets, artists and afro-centric thinkers hang out and express themselves. I was strolling through the area where live entertainment was happening and a young girl stopped me in my dead in my tracks. She was on stage doing a standup comedy routine. At first I was quick to dismiss it as something cute and keep pushing but as I stood there listening and watching the crowd roll with laughter I said to myself, something big is happening here. This child was seriously doing a professional level show. She had complete command of that crowd and showed no signs of being timid or intimidated. Of course I had to scurry backstage to meet her parents. We are talking about eight year old Leroya Sanford who is actively pursuing a career as a stand-up comic and actress. She did her first show at four years old in pre-school and immediately started to bug her parents to let her perform. Her dad thought it was a fad and let her do another show thinking this was it but the showbiz bug never stopped and kept biting. Young Sanford knew at age four what she came here to do and wasted no time getting in gear doing it. Most grown-ups live an entire lifetime and never find their lifes purpose. Sanford is definitely a baby Whoopi Goldberg already in the making. She taped a performance at the world famous Improv Comedy Club in Hollywood at age seven and killed them. She recently taped a segment for talk show host and TV producer Byron Allen. Her exceptionally young geniusness is being acknowledged by her adult comic pears while her popularity is growing and opening doors for her in the Hollywood comedy community. This is Sanfords first professional interview and yours truly is more than honored to be the chosen one to do it. At the tender age of four Sanford felt her calling and acted on it. She was at an awards banquet for her swim team (yes, she was on a swim team at four and still is) and her coach asked if anyone wanted to come up and sing or dance. Sanford immediately raised her hand and volunteered to come up and tell a joke. She explains her motivation; What inspired me to do it was to hear people laugh and I felt this is my job! During the next couple of years Sanford kept bugging her dad to take her places to tell jokes. As she puts it, By age seven he said OK and he took me to a place and he thought I was going to give up and quit but we just kept on going and now its my time and I love doing it! Sanfords jokes are on a level that adults and teens can relate. Where does she get her material and what is the writing process like? She laughs, I get my jokes from things I do in everyday life. I get the ideas then I write about them then my dad helps me put in the time limits. How does this little comic princess prepare for a show? She lights up again saying, I just practice because practice is everything. If you practice, then you get good from it and the good results. When Sanford steps on stage is she nervous when she is in front of people? She explains, Well Im not nervous because when I get up on stage I talk about the problems I have. So to hear the people laugh about my problems makes me feel better about them. Who is here favorite comedian? She is quick to say bill Cosby. She adds, My dad doesnt let me listen to most of the comedians because of the language they use She also loves Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg. PAGE BTHE STAR JULY 16, 2011ENTERTAINMENT Leroya Sanford, The Lil Princess of Comedy!By Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net Photos Courtesy of LS TV CBS-TV The Young and The Restless soap star Julia Pace Mitchell is engaged to businessman Stephen L. Hightower II. The wedding date was not known at press time. Funny man/actor Cedric The Entertainer began his new NBC-TV game show Its Worth What? as host on Tuesday nights. The contestants vie in rounds that get tougher and tougher trying to guess the price of various items. The winner walks away with a cool million.Comedy Comedian/actor/producer Pookie Wigington who is the executive producer of the Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show that happens every Sunday night at the world famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood has landed the lead role of Charlie Brown in the Broadway stage production of Hes Your Dog Charlie Brown. Wigington beat out several major name actors for the part that included Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Joe Pesci.Music Platinum rapper Chamillionaire has released his latest mixtape We All Done (Im On One freestyle). Download link is http://bit.ly/ozzXAR. The full mixtape will be released on his Google + page next week. Follow Chamillionaire on Google and http://bitl.ly/nP1X61. The electric/dance hiphop duo Redfoo and Sky Blu PKA LMFAO are #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Digital Tracks Charts with their worldwide smash hit Party Rock Anthem Ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock. The tunes video has had 100 million views on VEVO. They will begin a U.S./Canadian tour with Kesha starting in July to support their current full-length album Sorry For Party Rocking on the Party Rock/Will.i.am/Cherry Tree/Interscope Records label. Robbers On High Street has Released their new album Hey There Golden Girl. The new July/August 2011 issue of The A&R Registry is out. Go to www.musicregistry.com This is truly the bible of A&R contacts. According to their latest news flash; Universal Music has closed its Motown Label. Doug Morris officially joined Sony while Antonio LA Reid is now the new CEO of the Epic Label Group (Epic and Jive). Stephen Ferrera has also joined Sony/Columbia. Gee Roberson is the new CEO at Geffen and his VP A&R Jean Nelson has joined him. Black Cowboys: The Black cowboys are back in town! The Bill Pickett Black Rodeo will hit the Inland Empire this weekend in the City of Industry, CA. at the Industry Hills Expo Center. Veteran celeb horsemen such as Blair Underwood and Glenn Turman have demonstrated their equestrian skills in passed rodeos. So well see whats in store for this year.Movies Terri: ATO Pictures, a Verisimilitude Production in association with Silverwood Films, Periscope Entertainment and Knowmore. Starring Jacob Wysocki, Creed Bratton, Olivia Crocicchia, Bridger Zadina and John C. Reilly. Directed by Azazel Jacobs. Written by Patrick Dewitt. Produced by Alison Dickey, Huter Gray, Lynette Howell and Alex Orlovsky. Terri (Wysocki) is an over weight outcast type of teen who is teased and shunned by the other students at school. He doesnt help matters much by missing school a lot and when he does come he wears his pajamas. Mr. Fitzgerald, (Reilly) the schools vice principal takes an interest in Terri and tries to help him. This one is a total drowse making sleeper. Save it for Netflex or late night cable. Larry Crowne: Universal Pictures; starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Bryan Cranston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Taraji P. Henson and Cedric The Entertainer. Directed by Tom Hanks. Written by Tom Hanks and Nia Vardaios. Produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Katterli Frauenfelder. This flick has Tom Hanks name all over it. This may serve notice for him to either stick to just acting or improve his writing. This script was down right dis-interesting and boring! That makes this movie another clinker to put you to sleep while watching cable in the middle of the night when nothing else is on. Hit me up at feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net. Study, Observe and Win! Rych Rych McCains Hollyhood NotesBy Rych McCain, feedbackrych@sbcglobal.net and Facebook 28th RMHN

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JULY 16, 2011THE STARPR 1 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section A lvin Davis, 9th through 12th Grade Music Education Teacher from Miramar High School in Broward County, was named the 2012 Macys/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year at the awards gala, which was held this evening at Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios Orlando. Hundreds of teachers from throughout the state, as well as a group of Davis family and friends, were on-hand to celebrate his achievement following the program, which was hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist, Deborah Norville. The announcement was made by Karin Darmanin, Macys Senior Vice President, Regional Director of Stores, and incoming Florida Commissioner of Education Gerard Robinson. Teachers generously give of themselves everyday to educate children, elevating and empowering future generations to achieve great things,Ž said Darmanin. Macys is thankful to have the opportunity to celebrate with and honor Alvin Davis for his dedication and commitment to education and for always helping his students reach for the stars.Ž This marks the 23rd year of Macys sponsorship of the Florida Teacher of the Year program. Macys presented Alvin Davis with a check totaling $10,000, a $1,000 wardrobe, a $1,000 check for his school and an all-expense paid trip for four to New York City to attend this years Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. My heartfelt congratulations go out to Alvin Davis for being named tonight as Floridas newest Teacher of the Year,Ž said incoming Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson. Alvin embodies the core principles and selfless dedication it takes to be a great teacher and I know he will make all of us proud as he embarks on this year-long journey to inspire his colleagues and promote the lifechanging power of a high quality education. We know that a quality teacher makes a positive contribution to student achievement, and for this reason, Florida's students, families, and district school leaders are all winners tonight because of the dedication of Alvin and his distinguished peers.Ž In May, Macys awarded $5,000 to each of the other four finalists … 9th through 12th Grade Literacy Coach Lora McCalisterCruel of A. Crawford Mosley High School in Bay County; Pre-Kindergarten Exceptional Student Education Teacher Belinda Nease of Southside Elementary School in Nassau County; 10th through 12th Grade Math Teacher Stephanie Thetford of Fort Walton Beach High School in Okaloosa County and 5th Grade Science and Writing Teacher Tracy Staley of Ponce de Leon Elementary School in Pinellas County. Each of their respective schools also received $1,000. For the past 23 years, Macys has annually contributed $100,000 to the state-run Teacher of the Year program, making it one of the largest corporate cash contributions to Florida public schools. To date, Macys has contributed more than $2 million to teachers throughout the state. Broward County Educator Named 2012 Macys/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year2012 Macys/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year finalists (from left) Lora McCalister-Cruel of Bay County, Tracy Staley of Pinellas County, Stephanie Thetford of Okaloosa County, and Belinda Nease of Nassau County cheer on winner of the 2012 Macys/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Alvin Davis of Broward County (photo/ Phelan Ebenhack). Alvin Davis delivers remarks upon learning he is the 2012 Macys/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. Michael Krauter, President and Regional Director of Stores for Macys (right) prepares to present Davis $10,000 award check from the Macys Foundation (photo/ Phelan Ebenhack). Alvin Davis (center) grasps his $10,000 award check from the Macys Foundation upon being named as the 2012 Macys/FL Dept. of Education Teacher of the Year. He is joined by (from right) Gerard Robinson, Incoming Commissioner of Education for Florida, Deborah Norville of Inside Edition and emcee of the program, Alvin Davis, wife Tiffani Singleton Davis, daughter Caitlyn Davis, Karin Darmanin, Senior Vice President and Regional Director of Stores for Macys, and Michael Krauter, President and Regional Director of Stores for Macys (photo/ Phelan Ebenhack).

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JULY 16, 2011THE STARPR 2 PREP RAP PREP RAP JACKSONVILLE YOUTH EARNS $1,000 KOHLS CARES REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR IMPACTFUL COMMUNITY EFFORTS More than 200 outstanding young volunteers receive $1,000 scholarship and qualify for $10,000 in total scholarships The Kohls Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) Kohls Cares Scholarship Program honors more than 200 deserving volunteers with $1,000 scholarships toward post-secondary education. Osjah Castro, 11, from Jacksonville was chosen from more than 37,000 nominees nationwide for making a positive impact on her community by dedicating approximately 1,000 hours of community service through various projects including holding a school supply drive for an underprivileged community school, hosting a welcome backŽ breakfast for the teachers and organizing a coat and socks drive for the children at the school. Through the Kohls Cares Scholarship Program, Kohl's is assisting deserving youth pursue a college education at a time when 55 percent of bachelors degree recipients at public colleges borrow money and are finding education increasingly difficult to afford.* Kohl's has rewarded thousands of amazing kids through the Kohls Cares Scholarship Program and this year alone, we are recognizing nearly 2,200 stand out youth who are making a difference with their volunteer time,Ž said Julie Gardner, Kohls executive vice president and chief marketing officer. From feeding the homeless at a local shelter, collecting goods for the less fortunate or volunteering time at a community garden, these kids are making a huge impact on communities nationwide. We are inspired by their stories and are thrilled to recognize their service.Ž Winners are chosen based on initiative, creativity, leadership and generosity. Each regional-level winner qualifies for one of Kohls 10 national scholarships, which will be announced at the end of July. National winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships and Kohls will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winners behalf. In total, Kohls will recognize nearly 2,200 awardees with nearly $420,000 in scholarships and prizes. Since the program began in 2001, Kohls has awarded more than 13,000 youth volunteers with more than $2.6 million in scholarships and prizes. The Kohls Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohls Cares, Kohls philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Kohls Cares benefits childrens health and education initiatives nationwide through its merchandise program, featuring special books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits childrens initiatives, fundraising gift cards and the Associates in Action associate volunteer program. For more information, visit www.kohlskids.com.New Duval County Principals Named for 2011-2012 School YearJacksonville, FL … Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) recently announced the names of the new secondary school Principals for the 2011-2012 school year. One of our goals is to employ the best teachers and principals,Ž said Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals. These leaders are integral to our mission of providing high quality educational opportunities that will inspire students to be successful.Ž Below is the full list of elementary and secondary principal appointments for the 2011-12 school year.Kim Coleman Principal, Bayview Elem. Principal, Highlands E.S. Robert Gresham Principal, Northwestern Middle Principal, West Jacksonville Elem Felicia Hardaway Assistant Principal, Long Branch Elem. Principal, North Shore K-8 Judd Strickland Principal, Bartram Springs Elem. Executive Dir., Elementary Turnaround Cluster Tarsha Mitchell Principal, North Shore K-8 Principal, Abess Park Elem. Kerwyn Nea l Principal, Highlands Elem. Principal, Bayview Elem. Caroline Wells Principal, Abess Park Elem Principal, Bartram Springs Vincent Hall Principal, Stilwell Middle Principal, First Coast HS Tyrone Blue Principal, Grand Park Elem. Principal, Highlands Middle Benjamin Perry Principal, Ed White HS Cathy Barnes Assistant Principal, Lee HS Principal, Peterson HS Victoria Schultz Principal, Sandalwood HS Executive Dir., HS Turnaround Cluster Shawn Shackelford Assistant Principal, Forrest HS Principal, Northwestern Middle Darrell Perry Principal, Paxon Middle Principal, Southside Middle Catherine Barnes Principal, Highlands Middle Principal, Stilwell Middle Jackie Simmons Principal, Ed White HS Principal, Grand Park Center Terry Connor Assistant Principal, Oceanway Middle Principal, Oceanway Middle Debbie Smith Principal, First Coast HS Principal, Mandarin Middle Dean Ledford Assistant Principal, Baldwin Principal, Sandalwood HS Timothy Feagins Assistant Principal Woodson Elem. Principal Woodland Acres Elem. Christine Kumer Assistant Principal Sabal Palm Elem. Principal Love Grove Elem. Tammy Boyd Principal Fort Caroline Elem. Principal Alden Road David Pinter Principal Finegan Elem. Principal Fort Caroline Elem. Jennifer Copeland Assistant Principal Spring Park Elem. Principal Venetia Elem. Barbara Sistrunk Assistant Principal Oceanway Elem. Principal Hogan Spring Glen Elem. Calvin Reddick Principal Timucuan Elem. Principal Ruth Upson Elem. Peggy Kring Principal Ruth Upson Elem. Principal Timucuan Elem. Amy Bright Assistant Principal Westview K-8 Principal Oak Hill Elem. Susan Hamner Principal Bayview Elem. Principal West Riverside Elem. Denise Ahearn Principal Pine Forest Elem. Principal Holiday Hill Elem. Tamara Williams Assistant Principal New Berlin Elem. Principal Pine Forest Elem. Alan Due Principal Bank of America Principal Finegan Elem. Tara Bruce Assistant Principal Andrew Robinson Principal Cedar Hills Elem.

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JULY 16, 2011THE STARPR 4 PREP RAP PREP RAP Youth Section Youth Section Local Award-Winning Educator Makes National ImpactMs. Bettye Stevens Coney, MS, CPC, Ed.L, (Author, Senior Equity, Cultural Proficiency and Educational Consultant) of Leesburg, Florida, was recently a guest of renowned civil rights organization, the National Council on Educating Black Children (NCEBC) at the 2011 Annual National Convention and 25th Anniversary celebration in Las Vegas, NV. Among the small group of presenters selected from this years national call for proposals, Coney was invited to share an excerpt from her full curriculum and recently published workbook Getting Black Males Graduated from High School (and enrolled in college or vocational school)Ž. The workshop served as an introduction to her research and strategy to assist educators in reducing the dropout rate and closing the achievement gap of demographically identifiable subgroups, particularly Black males. When asked about her participation in the conference and the impact of her workshop, Coney remarked, I am honored to have been selected to share my work with the NCEBC and its conference attendees. In line with the conference objectives, I found it fitting to call attention to the necessary and, often overlooked, prerequisites that 1) increase the basic understanding of sociology impacting perspectives, and 2) when introduced appropriately, make a world of difference between well-intentioned culturally responsive teaching and effective culturally responsive teaching. Participants responded well to this foundation first approach which speaks to my goal to remove educators from the quick-sand mindset highlighting the difference between that which is true and that which is not, related to pre-judgment, stereotypes, biases and other factors impacting educational outcomes.Ž Coney's curriculum stresses three R's of educational reform: (R)elevance (R)igor and (R)elationships. Endorsers of the training, including Mr. Al Larry, Principal, Eustis High School (Eustis, FL), share great appreciation for the teacher friendly format of Ms. Coneys presentations, the workbook and training modules, and the activities which are designed to meet help educators meet their teaching and learning goals. Coney is available to private and public educators across the country and will be in the Nashville, TN area on October 8-11, 2011 as a featured presenter for the National Black Child Development Institute, Inc. conference Essentials for the Journey of our Children: Keep the Cultural Fire Burning.Ž Contact her today to schedule a special workshop for your parents and teachers or to set-up a meet with your district office. You may also register for the NBCDI conference here. After you register, be sure to contact Ms. Coney, so that a special information kit may be available for you when you visit her workshop session on October 9, 2011 2:00-3:30pm. For more information on this historicallytuned, yet ground breaking educational resource and training, please contact Ms. Coney via email at Bettye@BettyeConey.com. Four Duval County Students Named 2011 Arts for Life! Scholarship WinnersJacksonville, FL … Four Douglas Anderson School of the Arts students were selected to receive scholarships as the 2011 Arts for Life! winners. These four students were selected to receive the scholarships in their specified discipline: Frances Grant, visual arts; Ciara de Leon, music; Jacob Bellinger; creative writing; and Courtnee Carter, drama. These winners were selected from 444 outstanding high school seniors from 37 counties across Florida. Students in public, magnet, charter, private schools and home education vied for the prestigious award. This years scholarship winners were selected by a committee of respected experts in the scholarships five disciplines. It is important that our students develop skills in not only the core subject areas, but also in the creative arts,Ž said Superintendent Pratt-Dannals. We want our students to graduate with a well-rounded education that provides them with knowledge in math, science, English and social studies, but also allows them to express themselves in unique ways.Ž Former First Lady Columba Bush, a passionate advocate for the arts and arts education, established Arts for Life! in 1999 to recognize the creativity and artistic talents of Floridas high school students. Arts for Life! annually awards $1,000 cash scholarships to 25 Florida graduating high school seniors who excel in the visual arts, music, creative writing, drama and dance. Since 1999, the program has awarded scholarships to more than 275 talented students. Students had the opportunity to meet with Governor and Mrs. Bush at a luncheon in their honor at the Mahaffey Theater and the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Prior to the luncheon, students had the opportunity to participate in a professional development workshop with a panel of respected experts in several art disciplines.

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C&J1 C M Y K Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star JULY 16, 2011THE STARC&J 1 As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Rapper Mob BossŽRun Over and Killed by GirlfriendLamarca Deshon Wilcox, 37, a well-known rapper from Jacksonville, who went by the name Mob Boss,Ž was run over and killed by his girlfriend. At about 4 a.m., calls were made to the JacksonvilleSheriffs Office by a witness who saw a woman running over a man. Police arrived at McDuff Avenue and Interstate 10 where they found Wilcox dead. Wilcoxs girlfriend was present at the scene with the Florida Highway Patrol, who she told that it was another car that hit Wilcox, not her. But reports say there was obvious damage to the front hood of Greens vehicle. Green was arrested and was charged with murder and is being held on bond for $500,000. Police arrived and an arrest was made on Wilcoxs girlfriend, Vonice Green, 39, who had been previously convicted of child abuse, battery, and possession of cocaine. Investigators said that Wilcoxs death my have been a result of an argument between the couples where Wilcox got out of the vehicle and started to walk down the ramp. Wilcox was not only a rapper, but he also owned Silver Fox on Beaver Street, a Jacksonville based record label known as Hustle House Records, and he was one of the owners of Mascaras Gentlemans Club on Southside Boulevard. Green was also an owner of the Mascaras club, but the two kept the relationship under wraps as they were working together said Eddie Shllaku, a close friend of Wilcox. Shllaku said that before the crash happened, Wilcox and his friends, including Green, were on their way to the Silver Fox from the Mascaras club. They were all headed towards the same direction until they saw cops where Wilcox was found dead. A Facebook page had been created in memory of Wilcox called R.I.P. Mob BossŽ and has over 5,000 members. There will be a Going Home Service for Mob Boss at 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the Spirit of Life Worship Center, 1176 Labelle Street, off Cassett. A Balloon Memorial will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Friendship Park Fountain, 1015 Museum Circle, sponsored by Hurting Families. For more information, contact Lynda Dayson of Hurting Families, (904) 755-9863. Suspect in 4th of July Shooting ArrestedOn the fourth of July, three teens were victims of a shooting, but one of them died while the other two survived. An arrest was made on Enrhicas Lechez Townsend, 19 and identified as the shooter. On the night when the holiday was being celebrated with fireworks, two groups of individuals got into an argument as they were walking away. Two brothers, Samuel, 19, and Abraham Kollie, 16, and a friend, John Sapo, 21, were shot. Samuel was rushed to the hospital where he died, while Abraham and Sapo survived. A number of individuals were interviewed in the investigation that were involved in the shooting. Townsend was found responsible for the actual shooting and was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm and tampering with evidence.Melissa Bujeda, a spokesperson for JSO, said that investigators believed the killing was not intentional, so no murder charges have yet been filed. The investigation is still ongoing. Enrhicas Lechez Townsend Lamarca Deshon Wilcox Vonice Green

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JULY 16, 2011THE STARC&J 2 SSSHH! From Actual Police ReportsDid You Hear About?... Did You Hear About?... EDITORS NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. The Sheriffs Office reports are a matter of public record. The Star seeks to educate in the hope of keeping our community safe. WHEN YOU LEAVEHOME €Ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and newspaper, and offer to return the favor. €Leave word about when youre leaving, when youll return, and how you can be reached in an emergency. €Put automatic timers on at least two lights (and possibly a radio) to help your home look and sound lived-in. REDUCING VIOLENCE €Look for ways to settle arguments and disagreements without violence. Remember: if you resort to violence to settle disputes, a child may well follow your example. Be a good role model. €Use good manners to help ease tensions that can lead to violence. Teach kids that showing respect for themselves and for the needs of others can prevent crime. €Report crimes and suspicious activities to police; agree to testify when necessary. If you want to live in a safe community, stand up for what you believe in. €Dont support illegal activities, like buying stolen property or using illegal drugs. Its the wrong message to send to a child, and it involves you in criminal activity. It also encourages more crime that hurts you and your neighbors. Your Safety Would you like to stay connected with your loved ones on lock down in jail, or prison? Anyone gone but not forgotten that you want to encourage ? Get connected and keep a CONNECTION through our new CONNECTION spot. Call, Write, Email, or Fax to us titled: CONNECTION $10 3 lines of text only (Total 18 words) With PICTURE included $25. Contact G @ 904-766-8834 or Email G@thefloridastar.com send all correspondence to P.O. Box 40629, Jacksonville, FL 32203 Man Beats 83-Year-Old Woman to DeathThe victim Emma Jean Beasley, 83, was located in her home, at 7019 Civic Club Dr. by family members. She had been assaulted, battered, and was severely injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries. Homicide detectives canvassed the Dinsmore area of Jacksonville and found multiple witnesses who observed a suspect leaving the property after the crime. Fingerprints were located by an evidence technician at the rear of the house, on the porch door, and on the porch window, which was the suspect's point of entry into the victim's residence. The fingerprint and witnesses led investigators to identify the suspect. The suspect, Christopher L. Johnson, 20, was located at 5238 W. Moncrief Rd. He was brought in for questioning. The suspect was charged with murder, armed sexual battery, armed robbery, and burglary. Detectives said that all Johnson had taken with him from the home was a jar full of coins, jewelry, and a T-shirt. There were large amounts of blood found around the victim, where she was sexually assaulted. Johnson lived about a mile away and had no connection with Beasley or her family. Beasley had two children, four grandchildren, and about a dozen greatgrandchildren. Johnson has prior charges of marijuana possession, burglary, shoplifting, loitering and trespassing. Most of his charges were from when he was a juvenile. They were mostly misdeamor charges and nothing serious, which surprised many of those who knew Johnson. Christopher Lemar Johnson

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JULY 9, 2011 THE STAR C&J 3Bizarre Crimes Bizarre Crimeswho, what, when...huh? Other Unusual Crimes Across the Nation Customer Tries to Cash Check, Instead Ends up in Jail, Loses Car, and Job Auburn, WAIkenna Njoku, 28, a construction worker, had been qualified for a rebate as a first time home buyer. More than $9,000 had been wired into Njokus account by the IRS. Chase deducted $600 to cover the amount he owed and Njoku was mailed a balance of $8,643.21 in a cashiers check. When he entered the Chase Bank to cash his check, the teller immediately took suspicion and asked him questions such as where he got the check from and what he did for a living, even after being presented with two forms of ID. He sat there for half an hour while they researched his check. Njoku started to lose patience and told them he would run and an errand and come back. When he got back, the bank was closed. Njoku then called customer service about the situation and he was told to come back the next day. He came back the next day and was arrested for forging the check. He was thrown into jail on that day, which was a Thursday. The next day, Chase realized the check was real and that the arrest was a mistake. It was Friday, which was the detectives day off, and Njoku had to spend the weekend in jail as well. Njoku spent a total of four days in jail and was released on Monday, where he was faced with more bad news. He found that the car that he had parked at the bank was impounded and auctioned off due to insufficient funds to retrieve it and pay the fees. Without a car, he could not go to work, so he also lost his job. A letter of apology had been sent to Njoku, but no attempt to compensate for his losses had not been done yet. Njokus lawyer is fighting for the unfair business and damage that had been done. As of now, Njoku is now with Wells Fargo. Man Goes on Shooting Rampage Killing Seven and Takes Own Life Grand Rapids, Mich.-Rodrick Dantzler, 34, started going on a shooting rampage and entered two homes killing seven people. Then he led police on a high-speed chase and held three hostage. The shooting and the chase went on for hours. It all came to an end when Dantzler chose to put the gun to his head, taking his own life. The dead victims appeared to be that of his ex-girlfriends and their families. Man Files Lawsuit for Falsely Being Told He Has HIV Washington, DCTerry Hedgepeth decided to get tested when he learned his girlfriend was HIV-positive. After the diagnosis, he was told he was also HIV-positive. From then on, he had been going in and out of psychiatric wards for five years. Hedgepeth had been going through emotional distress and had been overwhelmed with depression because of the condition he thought he was in. He lost his job and his home. He started to live in a shelter, where he ended up having sex with a woman who had HIV. A friend of his suggested that he seek holistic healing, where he learned he was in fact HIV-negative. A third round of testing confirmed that he did not have HIV. Hedgepeth decided to file a lawsuit, but was thrown out because the law stated that you can only sue if there had been physical injuries. But just last week, the court of DC expanded the law to include emotional injury allowing him to finally sue. Woman Has Her Sons Fetch Her Knife to StabBoyfriend Agnes Delores Coleman, 40, said that her boyfriend, who was 56-year-old, was a truck driver and had come home from work. An argument arose when she found condoms in his pocket. Her two sons tried to defend her while she was being hit in the face by her boyfriend. As they continued to argue, she told her sons, ages 9 and 12, to go get her a knife from the kitchen. Both of the boys each had a knife that they pulled out from the knife box in the kitchen and they gave it to their mother. Coleman then told her sons to go outside and lock the door of the bedroom that she and her boyfriend was in. When she came out of the room, she told the boys to clean up the blood. Police were called later by the boyfriend and Coleman went along and identified herself as the person behind the stabbing. She was then arrested and charged with aggravated battery. Officials say that they found knives hidden in the backyard and her boyfriend was taken tot he hospital where he was said to have non-life-threatening wounds. Church Pastor Gets Extremely Violent With CopsEven Turns Female Officers Taser Against HerJohn Edwards, 54, had preached for 30 years of his life and is a father of four and grandfather of thirteen. Police arrived at his mothers house after being called to report a suspicious vehicle. Edwards became very violent and hostile when asked for identification by officers. The officers decided to draw their Taser guns and used it on him twice. He punched one of the officers and grabbed her Taser gun using it on her. The other office then drew her revolver and Edwards was arrested with two counts of aggravated battery. Edwards denied all of the events when in court and said that he was treated badly by the officers and that they also made racial comments towards him. The judge stated that Edwards was simply only ordered to identify himself, which he repeatedly refused and instead answered back in violence. Edwards was originally sentenced to up to 10 years, but the judge received dozens of letter of support from others on behalf of Edwards and decided to relieve the sentence. Edwards also lacked a criminal record and instead may get up to five years in prison for battery on a police officer. He will also get the privilege to leave the jail on the weekends to lead services at his church.

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JULY 16, 2011THE STARC&J 4 PAGE B4 C M Y K Criminal Line-Up Criminal Line-Up MISSING PERSONS Name: Dashara Tiffany Mitchell Age: 14 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 7/2/11 Name: Jamarcus A.Roberts Age: 16 Weight: 130 lbs Last seen: 6/27/11 Name: Shadain Vivian Thompson Age: 17 Weight: 160 lbs Last seen: 7/3/11 Name: Shanelle Ashley Ramsamugh Age: 15 Weight: 140 lbs Last seen: 6/14/11 Name: Gabriella Danyella Hunter Age: 16 Weight: 110 lbs Last seen: 6/4/11 MOST WANTED Name: Tamikey L. Gaskin Age: 25 Offense: Fraud, Obtain Mortgage Name: Mack Holloman Age: 32 Offense: Traffic in Stolen Property Name: Derrick Shawn, Hudson Age: 28 Offense: Homicide, Manslaughter Name: David Knott Age: 33 Offense: Aggravated Battery, Felony Battery, Aggravated Assault Name: Sylvester Shalone Robertson Age: 49 Offense: Grand Theft $20,000-$100,000 Name: Tavaris D McCoy Age : 20 Offense: Armed Burglary PREDATOR ALERT Name: Lamont Gardner Offense: Lewd/Lascivious Conduct victim under 16 Name: Samuel G. Johnson Offense: Sexual Battery Name: Deutsch A. Alcy Offense: Armed Burglary w/weapon Name: Rashid A. Anderson Offense: Defrauding Financial Business Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. Name: Sean A. Atkinson Offense: Aggravated Assault w/weapon Name: Pius Akam Offense: Lewd/Lascivious Assault w/under 16 BACK ON THE STREET ON THE LOOKOUTLiquor Store Robber SoughtPolice are looking for the person responsible for robbing the A to Z LiquorŽ store on NE 39th Avenue in Gainesville. A man in all black approached the clerk of the store and said, give me the money.Ž The clerk was restocking shelves and the man went closer to him and demanded money three more times. After he noticed the suspect with a gun, he opened the cash register and handed the man cash, which came out to be approximately $2,600. The suspect left in a large, dark colored SUV or van and drove away. The thief was described to have a large build and balding.