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Florida star
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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Jacksonville, Florida hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner and Awards Program for Legends, Pioneers and Trailblazers this past week. What was so significant at this event is that Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, 89, who was a close aide to Dr. King, was the keynote speaker, with civil rights icon, J. T. Johnson, who was one of the young people at the St. Augustine pool, fighting for integration when acid was thrown in the pool. WWII Rosie the Riveter who too was in the pool, was also in attendance. The event had a record number in attendance to watch historical videos as they also heard the emphasis on racism and economical disparities in America today, a message significantly important to all America. Mayor Brown presented a key to the city to Dr. Vivian. See page 7 for more. serving you since 1951. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau An Award Winning Publication Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers.thefloridastar.comListen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still The Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! www.thefloridastar.com MAY 3 MAY 9, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 3 CENT S Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Talk of the Town...........................4 Columns..............................5 Crime and Justice........................6 Local-Florida................................7 Local-Georgia........................8 Sports........................9 Community.....................10 Classified...............11 Business........ ............................12 I N S I D ESee Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports Community 50 Years Since First PGAWin For African-AmericanIt was confirmed that 234 Nigerian girls have been kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Now, it is feared the youngsters are being sold as wives to militants in the nearby countries of Chad and Cameroon. Boko Haram is considered a terrorist group responsible for at least 2,300 people in recent years. The girls were stolen from their school dormitory on the night before their final exam. Their families are demanding answers as it has been two weeks since the ordeal. Reports from a community near where the girls were taken claimed there have been mass marriages and the girls are being shared out as wives among the Boko Haram militants. The child brides, they say, were sold for 2,000 naira the equivalent of $12 US dollars. The Pentagon he military will review the controversial grooming policies that led some to accuse the Army of racial bias, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday. This photo we obtained shows the grooming guidelines released in late March, known as Army Regulation 670-1, included rules on hair grooming. Among the unauthorized styles were natural hairstyles popular among Black women. A White House petition, asking the Army to reconsider the ban, gathered more than 10,000 signatures. Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary stated that Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a letter to the Hill directing the deputy secretary of defense to work with the service secretaries and military chiefs to review their respective policies to address the issues raised by members of Congress about grooming standards, particularly for African American females. So within the next 30 days, each service will review the definitions of authorized and prohibited hairstyles contained in each of their respective policies and revise any offensive language, he said. FULLREPORT:The Clippers. The Coach. The Racist Comments. The NBA. The NAACP. The President. SEEPAGE SPORTSMISSINGCHILDREN MILITARY WOMEN BANNED FROM WEARING TWISTS Tiger Woods may be popular as a Black golf player but before him there was Pete Brown was the first AfricanAmerican man to make a major mark in the PGA. From Jackson, Mississippi Brown got his PGA Tour Card in 1963. One year later in 1964, Brown became the first African American to Win a PGA event the Waco Turner Open in 1964. 2014 marks 50 years since that win and now World Golf Hall of Fame will unveil a new exhibit, "Honoring the Legacy commemorating it. Brown spent 17 years on PGA Tour and a number of wins tow of which were PGA Victories. Browns tournament Victories include: Four Time USG (Negro) National Open Champion. Brown was a four time Long Star Open Champion, and a three Time North & South Champion. He was the Michigan Open Champion (1961), and the Andy Williams Open in 1970 (Now the Buick Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA). Brown played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) beginning in 1985. His best finishes were a pair of T-6s in 1985 at the Senior PGA Tour Roundup and the MONY Syracuse Senior Classic. He has been the head pro at Madden Golf Course in Dayton, Ohio for more than 20 years. Paul and his wife Margaret have six daughters. Rev. C.T. Vivian and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown amongst attendees. Couple Win Lotto 3 Times in One Month FINALLYFREE:Man released from jail after 25 years learns prosecutors had evidence to exhonerate him all alongNo Arrests in Brunswick Stabbing Brunswick police are trying to determin who stabbed 23 yearold Charles Price. On April 25th at 3:15 a.m., Price, reported being stabbed twice in the front porch area of his home on Bishop Street in Glynn County. If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 912-554-7802. For 25 years, Jonathan Fleming was serving time for shooting a man in New York. He claimed he was not responsible for the 1989 death of his friend Darryl Black Rush. As it turns out, Fleming was no where near he crime scene at the time of the murder. It was proven that he was actually in Orlando, Florida at Disney World during the time of the crime. Amazingly, the prosecution had evidene backing up the Disney alibi. Flemings plane tickets, videos and postcards from his trip to Disney World were available for viewing. Further a woman who claimed she saw Fleming shoot Rush later recanted her testimony. She admitted to lying to police in order to be cut free from an unrelated arrest. Despite this information, Fleming lost his appeals. His mother who was with him in Orlando said, I knew he didnt do it, because I was there.Columbus Short has been fired from hit ABCshow Scandal, it was confirmed last week. Short, who played Harrisson Wright, one of Olivia Popes Gladiators was killed off in this seasons finale. The 31 year-old actor has been dealing with his own personal scandal, ever since his estranged wife filed for divorce citing domestic violence as one of the reasons. "At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast,Wright said in a statement. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful." Columbus Short Fired From ScandalOnce... twice.. now three times, Calvin and Zatera Spencer, a Virginia couple have won the lottery. Amazingly, this all happened in the space of a single month. First, the netted won $1 million in a Powerball drawing on March 12 and cashed in $681,000 before taxes. Then, they purchased 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lotterys Pick 4 game on March 26 and won a total of $50,000. A week later, they won another $1 million prize on a Virginia Lottery Scratcher $100 Million Cash Extravaganza ticket. Think thats enough?According to Calvin, they may have another ticket worth $3 million but are just waiting on the right time to claim their prize. Southern Christian Leadership Conference MLK Dinner & Awards WORLD NEWS: 230 Schoolgirls being sold as $12 bride to their kidnappers

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The Men's Club of St. Philip's extends an invitation to all to join them for their annual Bar-B-Que, scheduled for May 2nd & 3rd, 2014 on the church grounds. Tickets cost $9.00 (Ribs) & $8.00 (chicken). For more information and services please call the Church at 904-3541053. We are located at 321 West Union Street (corner of Pearl) THE NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST is celebrating it's 36th Annual Ladies Inspiration Day. A day full of activities to inspire, motivate, educate and stimulate, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 4736 Avenue B. Our theme for 2014 is "Sisters Shining Brightly...Lighting The World"!!! Activities and food are free to all visitors. Event begins at 8:00am with a continental breakfast and registration. Our program starts at 8:30am, and will feature 2 dynamic speakers, a fashion show, skit and so much more to uplift your soul! A delicious lunch will be served immediately following the program. Other activities include prizes and gifts of appreciation. For those interested in Vendor opportunity, please call Jerry Harper at 904-302-0772. For further information please contact the church office at 904-765-9830. CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, with Rev. Darrell Lewis Gilyard, Pastor, 2335 North Davis St., Jacksonville, is having their church's First Annual Health Expo on May 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The cost is Free. Contact: Rosylin Kimbrough rosylinKimbrough@aol.com or 904-662-4567. EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH You are invited to share with Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church in celebrating the 14th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson as Pastor on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pastor Carlos Wilson and the members of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi will the special guests at the 11:00 a.m. service. The celebration will close with a 4:00 p.m. service with Pastor Eugene Diamond and the Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church family as special guests. Everyone is invited to attend as we celebrate Pastor Anderson as a leader, teacher and anointed servant of God. Emanuel is located at 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger Jr. Circle. For additional information, you may contact the church office at 904-356-9371. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Donald Howard, Sr., 82, died April 13, 2014. ALEXANDER John Edward, 58, died April 20, 2014. ALEXION, George A., 96, died April 23, 2014. ANDREWS Betty P., died April 23, 2014. ARLOTTA, Carol Helen, 60, died April 26, 2014. ASPINWALL George Newell, 89, died April 25, 2014. BELL, Lisa Debora, 45, died April 20, 2014. BUBECK, Mary Ellen, died April 20, 2014. CAMPBELL, Josie Louise, 70, died April 22, 2014. CARTER, Clayton William, 69, died April 20, 2014. CHAMPION, Jo Anne, died April 27, 2014. CONNELL, Sara, 84, died April 24, 2014. CRITTENDEN, Betty, died April 21, 2014. DAVIS, Anna Victoria, 87, died April 25, 2014. EVERETT Bertie Sweat, died April 24, 2014. FRANKLIN, Hilry, died April 25, 2014. JAMES, Naomi, died April 11, 2014. MANNA, Ruth C., died April 26, 2014. MILER, Waltena P., died April 13, 2014. NEWMAN, Susie, died April 25, 2014. NOBLE, Joseph William JW, 75, died April 27, 2014. PIERCE, Lashonda, died April 16, 2014. POLLEN, Hilda M. Bowman, 88, died April 23, 2014. RICHO, James, died April 20, 2014. RIVERS, Herbert, died April 13, 2014. ROACH, Michael J., died April 22, 2014. RUSSEL Rima D., died April 24, 2014. SIMMONS, Arrie, died April 26, 2014. TAYLOR, Eric, died April 24, 2014. TEMPLE, Zachary, died April 19, 2014. WALTERS Willie A., 83, died April 24, 2014. WAY Mildred, 81, died April 13, 2014. WILEY, James S., died April 26, 2014. WILLIAMS, Barbara Ann Britton, 70, died April 24, 2014. WILLIAMS, Gernell Jackie, died April 20, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS BURRELL, Dale Smyrna, 66, died April 25, 2014. COURTNEY Ryan Andrew, 27, died April 13, 2014. HAMON, Samuel Lee Carl, died April 13, 2014. HOWIE, Henry Sanford, III, died April 23, 2014. JONES, Catherine Faye Hatcher, 75, died April 15, 2014. LANE, Virginia, 61, died April 27, 2014. SCALES, Stacey Raynard, 45, died April 15, 2014. SIMMONS, Oliver Les, Jr., 85, died April 14, 2014. SMITH, Andre Tyrone, 34, died April 28, 2014. SULLIVAN, Jimmy Jim, 81, died April 13, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR May 3, 2014 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop 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 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host 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 281 East 44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208 UnityMissionaryBaptist@aol.com Funeral Services, Wakes, Repass, Weddings, and Banquets Available For more information, please contact Mrs. Homes at: (904) 402-2816 or (904) 444-9143 ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-7373Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. PastorSunday School . . . . . . . . . Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE OUTREACH CENTER 5640 Timaquana Rd. Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/MentorMaking A Difference, One At A Time Services : Sunday... 10:00am Tuesday 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturday.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesday.7:00pm For more information call: 904.778.7651 ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCHRev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor 2730 West Edgewood Avenue 58th Church Anniversary April 27, 2014 Guest Preacher Rev. Dr. John Nunes Sunday, May 4, 2014 Topic: Grace You Matter to God Text: Ephesians 1:1-10 D. W. PERKINS CHAPTER #29 and HARMONY LODGE #1 is hosting A NIGHT FIT for a KING AND QUEEN in honor of Honorary Past Grand Master Augustus H. Cox and PWM Evelyn Hayes on Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:00pm 9:00pm. Florida Council Deliberation Scottish Rites Cathedral 29 West 6th Street, Jacksonville, FL. Tickets cost $35.00 includes Dinner and Entertainment. For info/purchase contact Latonia Taylor (904) 333-3906 Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our LORD. MAY 1st was National Day of PrayerThe theme for the 2014 National Day of Prayer was: One Voice, United in Prayer, emphasizing the need for individuals to join together in corporate prayer, calling upon the unfailing character of God, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men the God under whom this nation stands. To further highlight this theme, Romans 15:6 was selected as the Scripture for this year at the White House: So that with one mind and one voice, you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Did You also Pray the day after, and the day after that? We must continue to Pray!

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May 3, 2014 THESTAR PAGE 3 Asa Philip Randolph: The Most Dangerous Negro in America aka The Gentle Giant Story and Pictures by Marsha Dean Phelts OnWednesday, April 15th, the 125th birthday of A. Philip Randolph was celebrated and remembered by members of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute at Edward Waters College. The celebration organized by Flora Peterson, Social Director of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute brought together past presidents of the Randolph Institute for reflections. Charles Spencer who serves as International Vice President of the Longshoremens Association and President of the Florida A. Philip Randolph Institute; Marsha Dean Phelts and Mary E. Perry past Presidents of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute and William Merriman, Current President of the local A. Philip Randolph Institute gave reflections on their involvement with Mr. Randolph and the coalition of Black trade unionists organizations that Randolph established. There were representatives from local, state and national officers of the International Longshoremens Association present. Former ILA President, Rev. Landon L. Williams, served as the first President of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute in 1975. Mr. Sollie Mitchell who served as Secretary Treasurer of the local Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters well over a half century ago captured those gathered with his stellar sharing of his tenure and experiences with Mr. Randolph, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. Senator Tony Hill, Federal Policy Director City of Jacksonville presented Mr. Sollie Mitchell with a Proclamation from Mayor Alvin Brown and a poster portrait of A. Philip Randolph. We were privileged to be on the campus of Edward Waters College where Randolph once attended. A. Philip Randolph was respectfully hailed as The Chief by those he led into becoming the first black labor union to break through the iron clad doors of segregation of the Pullman Company and the American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1925 Randolph organized the strongest labor group among African Americans. So powerful were his leadership and organizational skills that Asa Philip Randolph of Jacksonville was by President U. S. President Woodrow Wilson and feared as The Most Dangerous Negro in America by those who fought against him and the Negro Masses he represented. It was Jacksonville's own A. Philip Randolph who in the 1940s developed a strategy of mass protest and won two significant Executive Orders: 8802, banning discrimination in defense plants and establishing the nations first Fair Employment Practice Committee and Executive Order 9981 ending in segregation in the armed forces. Randolph organized what would have been the first March on Washington in 1941 calling the March off upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelts issuance of Executive Order 8802 during World War II. The 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom that Randolph organized, carried out and served as Director of led to passage of the Civil Rights Act with signature of President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964 as well as passage of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965. These significant Executive Orders were a result of the uncompromising integrity and dedicated services of A. Philip Randolph, a man known as The Gentle Giant among those he led. As he spoke on August 28, 1963 at the March his words resonate globally ,Let the nation and the world know the meaning of our numbers. We are not a pressure group, we are not an organization or a group of organizations, we are not a mob. We are the advance guard of a massive moral revolution for jobs and freedom. So many thanks to Flora Peterson, William Merriman and the Jacksonville Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute for hosting the 125th Birthday Observation for our own Asa Philip Randolph: A Gentle Giant who gave so much to all of us. Mr. Sollie Mitchell honored by Office of Mayor Alvin Brown, presentation made by Senator Tony Hill S enator Tony Hill with Mary E. Perry, William Merriman and Charles Spencer all having served as Presidents of the A. Philip Randolph Institute E njoying Birthday Reception Thomasina Merriman, Emanuel Washington and M ary E. Perry Union members celebrate A. Philip Randolph with presentation, traveling exhibit and social at Edward Waters College Current and former leaders of the A. Philip Randolph Institute: Senator Tony Hill with Mary E. Perry, William Merriman, Marsha Dean Phelts, Charles Spencer and Flora Peterson.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MAY 3, 2014 Choose coverage from Sunshine Health today. --FLMedicaidManagedCare.com. Learn More!VISIT ChooseSunshineHealth.com CALL --TDD/TTY --E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.By Dr. Norma S. White The South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held their annual conference in Jacksonville in April. A high light of the meeting was the presentation of $53,000 to Florida Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF), an agency which focuses on the sororitys community service project to assist youth aging out of foster care. The Florida Blue Foundation partnered with Alpha Kappa Al pha on the project, agreeing to match the sororitys contributions up to $25,000. The sorority raised a resounding $28,000. Florida Blue sin cerely hopes the combined $53,000 contribu tion helps youth across North Florida transi tion back into society, said Darnell Smith, North Florida Local Market President, Flor ida Blue. Our mission at Florida Blue is to help people and communities achieve better health. The theme for the administration under the leadership of Attorney Carolyn House Stewart, International President, is Global Leadership through Timeless Service. Chap ters in each region are charged with imple menting projects to support the national di rectives. Meaningful programs continue to be developed to support such initiatives. One program initiative is providing means Alpha Kappa Alpha members have supported this project at each of its ten regional confer ences this year. The South Atlantic Region, under the leadership of Marsha Lewis Brown, is com prised of chapters in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The South Atlantic Regional Conference, chaired by Ruby Moore George, was held in Jacksonville in April. Family Sup port Services of North Florida was the recipi ent of the donations from the region in part nership with Florida Blue Foundation. Family Support Services of North Florida is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau coun ties. Through community-based care, FSSNF provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment, and to care for our com munitys children in foster care. When chil dren are removed from home for their safety and placed in foster care, FSSNF provides a temporary home and safe haven, and ensures appropriate medical, mental health, and dental care. FSSNF also provides children-in-care with services that enhance their education, and enrichment programs that bring normalcy and enlightenment to their lives. Lee Kayworth, FSSNF chief executive of foster care, the challenges are many and often overwhelming. This donation will go a long way to help ease their burdens and lighten their loads. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. began as a vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University 106 years ago. The sorority has grown into a union of over 260,000 college-trained women who are bound by a powerful mystique, a real moving factor in the lives of students in more than four hundred institutions of higher learning. It is one of the most solvent corporations in the world today. Photo by Dr. Norma S. WhitePictured left to right are: Marsha Lewis Brown, South Atlantic Regional Director; Mary Davis, President, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Lee Kayworth, CEO, Florida Support Services of North Florida; Dr. Norma Solomon White, 25th Interna tional President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Ruby Moore George, General Chair, 61st South Atlantic Regional Conference; and Darnell Smith, North Florida Local Market Presi dent, Florida BlueAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in partnership with The Florida Blue Foundation presents $53,000.00 to Florida Support Services of North Florida

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MAY 3, 2014 Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star 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 area. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Unique Edwards Age: 17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 4/07/14 Name: Donmonica Bulgin Age: 15 Weight: 80 lbs Last seen: 4/07/14 Name: Lavanta Bethea Age: 14 Weight: 128 lbs Last seen: 4/01/14 Name: Desmonique Bailey Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 2/28/14MOSTWANTED Name: Vontez Bush Offense: Credit CardFraud Name: Bracesia Butts Offense: Simple Battery, Aggravated Assault w/Weapon Name: Latoya Nicole Byrd Offense: Felony Battery Bullying and Your Child Unless youve directly experienced bullying, you may not realize just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager. As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and totally undermined. But bullying should never be tolerated. Whether youre the one being bullied, or youre a teacher or parent who thinks their child is being bullied or engaged in bullying behavior, there are steps you can take to deal with the problem. If your child is a bully It can be difficult for any parent to learn that their child is bullying others. The sooner you address the problem, though, the better chance you have of avoiding the long-term effects this behavior can have on a child. People who bully others: Have a higher risk of abusing alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adults. Are more likely to get into fights, vandalize property, and drop out of school. Are twice as likely as their peers to have criminal convictions as adults and four times more likely to be multiple offenders. Are more likely as adults to be abusive toward their romantic partners, spouses, or children. Warning signs your child may be a bully Frequently becomes violent with others Gets into physical or verbal fights with others Gets sent to the principals office or detention a lot Has extra money or new belongings that cannot be explained Is quick to blame others Will not accept responsibility for his or her actions Has friends who bully others Needs to win or be best at everything Bullying is often a learned behavior Bullies can learn aggressive behavior from their experiences at home. Research suggests that some kids and teens may become more aggressive by playing violent video games. While its a controversial subject, parents should monitor the amount of violent content their children are exposed to via TV, movies, or video games. As a parent, you may be setting a bad example for your kids in many ways, such verbally or physically abusing your spouse, or by displaying bullying behavior such as: Swearing at other drivers on the road. Humiliating a waitress, shop assistant, or cab driver who makes a mistake. Talking negatively about other students, parents, or teachers so that your child thinks its acceptable to use verbal abuse to intimidate others. Tips for parents dealing with a bullying child If your behavior at home isnt negatively influencing your child, it may be peers or friends. Try to learn about your childs life and surroundings. Teach your child how to manage stress. Bullying might be your childs way in relieving stress. Try to help your child spend time in nature, play with pets, or other fun activities that are positive. Know how to limit technology with your child. Let your child know their activity may be monitored and limit the amount of time they spend playing video games and watching TV. Many of the content on TV and also music embrace negative values that may heavily influence your children. Safety Police Looking for Suspect After Leaving Crash At approximately 2:00 A.M., a crash occurred at Newnan Street and Independent Drive. The victim and several friends had left the Jacksonville Landing and were riding in the back of a black pick-up truck. The victim, Christopher Muir, fell out of the truck and sustained a life threatening injury. The driver of the truck is described as a white female who left the scene before being interviewed by police. Anyone who has any information about this suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Woman Arrested for Death of Her Infant Son A woman was arrested for the murder of her 3-month-old son. The investigation revealed that 27-year-old Jamie Pearl Jones arrived to pick up 3-month-old Hunter Lawendowski from the babysitters house at about 10 a.m. Jones was said to be tired and went into another bedroom with her son to take a nap. Police say throughout the day, the babysitter checked the baby and the mother several times. At around 6 p.m., the babysitter went in to check and found the infant pale in color and unresponsive. Rescue was notified and the infant was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The medical examiner ruled the case a homicide and said that it was a result of drug toxicity. Fatal amounts of Oxycodone, Methadone, Alprazolam, and Xanax were found in the babys system. The Florida Department of Children and Families told police that the child was tested Oxycodone at birth. Jones was arrested and charged with murder. She is being held without bond. Man Stabs and Kills Son During Argument A man was arrested after stabbing and killing his son during an argument. A father and his adult son were arguing at home when the dispute turned to an old family issue, an incident years ago during which the father stabbed the sons mother. The argument got heated, and the father, 63-year-old Joseph Horace Troutman, became enraged. A witness told detectives that Troutman grabbed a butcher knife and charged at his son, 40-year-old Tyrone Troutman.He knocked him down and began stabbing him in the back. The son was able to get away and run to a neighbors house, where he banged on the door before collapsing. The neighbor opened the door and saw Tyrone Troutman on the ground covered in blood. He then began performing CPR. Tyrone Troutman was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Meanwhile, Joseph Troutman called 911 and said he stabbed his son. He later told homicide detectives he acted in self defense, although he admitted his son was not armed. Joseph Troutman was arrested at the scene on a charge of second-degree murder. He was transported to the hospital for a cut on his hand. Disrespectful Look and Shoulder Bump Leads to Murder A man was arrested for the murder of 21-year-old Brandon Green. At 4:21 a.m., police were dispatched to a nightclub in reference to a shooting. During the investigation, police learned that the suspect, 36-year-old Lenard J. Anderson, and the victim did not know each other. Throughout the night, both the suspect and victim were hanging out with different friends.Both were reportedly staring at each other in an offensive manner.At one point, the two walked by each other and bumped shoulders. Green then left that area to go to a different part of the club. Anderson followed him, took out his handgun, and shot Green one time. Green died at the scene. A search warrant for Anderson was obtained and Anderson was arrested for murder. A handgun was also recovered at the house where Anderson was located. Police say Anderson has been arrested two times in 2011 and two times in 2007. Green left behind a daughter. Jamie Jones Joseph Troutman Lenard Anderson On the Lookout!

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By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star The sports world was shaken recently after an audio recording Don Sterling, owner of the L A Clippers revealed his sentiments towards Blacks. Sterling, who was set to receive another honor from the NAACP, was heard telling his ex-girlfriend that he didnt want her around Black people and did not want her to bring them to games, despite that fact that she is part Black, part Mexican. He specifically referred to NBA hotshot turned media mogul Magic Johnson. Silver had a problem with a photo she had posted to her Instagram of herself and Johnson. Among those who expressed outrage with Sterlings comments was NBA icon Michael Jordan. Long considered to be the leagues best player of all time, Jordan is now owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. "As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views, he stated. As a former player, I'm completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA -or anywhere else -for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed." I banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, effective immediately, said Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. I also fined Mr. Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. These funds will be donated to charitable organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and its Players Association. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and hurtful, he added. I am extremely proud of this great league's diverse, respectful and inclusive culture, and we will not allow one individual's intolerant views to define us. Let me be clear: Mr. Sterling's views have no place in the NBA. Silver said that it has been a painful episode for all members of the NBA family. President Obama weighed in on the controversy when asked about it in Malaysia saying: "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk. That's what happened here." He said Sterling's comments are an example of how "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation." "That's still there, the vestiges of discrimination, he said. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often." Meanwhile, the Miami Heat showed solidarity by supporting the silent protest the Clippers players did on Sunday. Like the Clippers, the Heat entered the area wearing their warm-up jerseys turned inside out to hide the team logo. Like the Clippers did on Sunday, the Heat ran out of the tunnel wearing their warmups, huddled at center court and tossed their white shooting T-shirts to the ground. They then went through their pregame routine with their red Heat warmup jerseys inside out, hiding the team's logo. Among the companies pulling endorsements with the Clippers are Kia, State Farm, Red Bull, Virgin America and CarMax. "It was a great day for the United States, a great day for the NBA, a great day for all people of all races, but especially African-Americans and Latinos who he was speaking out against," Magic Johnson said of the decision made by the NBAregarding Sterling. "I had a friendship with [Sterling]. So for him to then make these comments, or alleged comments, about myself as well as other African-Americans and minorities, there's no place in our society for it. There's no place in our league, because we all get along. We all play with different races of people when you're in sports. That's what makes sports so beautiful." It's unacceptable in our league," reigning king of the court LeBron James said. "It doesn't matter, white, black or Hispanic -all across the races it's unacceptable. As the commissioner of our league, they have to make a stand. They have to be very aggressive with it. I don't know what it will be, but we can't have that in our league." 2014 THESTAR PAGE SHARKS COME UP SHORT IN FINAL SECONDS AGAINST THUNDER, 69-62JACKSONVILLE Trailing by seven points with three seconds left on Saturday night, the Jacksonville Sharks had time for one final play from their own 21. But R.J. Archers throw into the end zone was intercepted, and the Sharks fell to the Portland Thunder by a 69-62 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-4) had scored with 40 seconds left on a 17-yard pass from Archer to Jomo Wilson, cutting a 14-point deficit to a single score. The Portland (1-5) offense then picked up a first down on the ensuing drive, forcing Jacksonville to use its timeouts. The Sharks defense forced a turnover on downs with three seconds left, giving the offense time for one final snap. Archer drifted in the pocket and fired into the end zone in the direction of Wilson and Jeron Harvey, but Thunder defensive back Eric Crocker pulled down the interception as time expired. The Sharks had been playing catch-up for much of the second half, as Portland was the beneficiary of the games biggest swing midway late in the third quarter. After Rowley connected with Eric Rogers for a touchdown pass that gave Portland a 41-35 lead, Thunder Jack linebacker Bryce Peila stepped into Archers throwing lane, returning the interception for another quick Portland score. After Peilas touchdown, the Thunder held a 48-35 edge. As a result of Portlands back-to-back touchdowns, Jacksonville never had the football with a one-score deficit from that point until the games final play. Though Archer responded to the picksix with a 47-yard deep throw to Jomo Wilson, then scored a touchdown on the ground and later fired a 16-yard score to London Crawford, the Thunder answered each of those scores with touchdowns of their own. The game started in back-and-forth fashion. Portland won the toss and deferred to the second half, then got an immediate turnover when the Thunders kick coverage unit forced a fumble on the opening kickoff. The teams exchanged scores into the second quarter, as the game was tied at 14 at the end of the first. Jacksonville did gain the advantage midway through the second. After Archer hit London Crawford for an eight-yard score, the Sharks defense forced a turnover on downs when Aaron Robbins sacked Rowley on fourth and long. Taking over inside the one-yard line, Archer quickly turned that stop into a touchdown with a short quarterback sneak, giving the Sharks a 28-20 advantage. But Portland turned the game back in their favor with a pair of touchdowns that bookended halftime. Rowley connected with Alvance Robinson for a six-yard score with 18 seconds left in the first half, and the Thunder marched down the field on the opening drive of the third quarter as Davon Allen plunged in from a yard out. That touchdown pulled Portland back in front by a 34-28 count, as the Thunder led at that point by the same margin as they did before Peilas interception. For the Sharks, Archer completed 17 of his 33 passes for 322 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions. He also scored two touchdowns on the ground, while Jared McGriffCulver added 18 yards and a touchdown on his four carries. At receiver, Harvey led all players with 151 yards on his eight receptions and scored two touchdowns. Wilson also crossed the 100-yard mark as he totaled five catches for 134 yards and two scores. Crawford added four receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns of his own. On defense, Micheaux Robinson led the Sharks with 6.5 total tackles and three pass breakups. Charlie Hunt logged four tackles and a tackle for loss, while Robbins and Rashaad Duncan each recorded a sack. Jerry Turner recovered a fumble for the Jacksonville defense. For Portland, Rowley completed 24 of 42 passes for 277 yards and eight touchdowns. McNeil led all players with four touchdown catches, pacing the Thunder with nine receptions for 108 yards. On defense, Peila led Portland with five total tackles to go along with his interception, while Crocker pulled down two picks and recorded three pass breakups. The Sharks return to Sea Best Field next Saturday night, hosting the Arizona Rattlers in a game that will air on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff for that game is set for 7:00 p.m.

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The Riverside Arts Market Spring Arf Barket at the Market presented by Pet Supermarket, to be held on May 10th. With National Pet Week being May 4th-10th, the Riverside Arts Market is celebrating with their bi-annual dog friendly event! JTA COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP (CAG) Calendar Updates The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will meet quarterly with CAGs to acquire feedback and recommendations on how the JTA can improve transportation services for customers. Cheryl Riddick, JTA Community Engagement Manager, will lead the following discussion topics: JTAs Strategic Plan Route Optimization Initiative (system redesign) First Coast Flyer (BRT) Real Time Passenger Information Blueprint For Transportation Excellence Innovative Public Transportation Ideas GREATER ARLINGTON/BEACHES Jacksonville Beach City Hall 11 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250; May 15, 2014 August 14, 2014 November 13, 2014 *Reflects updated meeting Baptist Health to hold free AgeWell Expo May 12 Jacksonville, Florida, April 30, 2014 To celebrate older Americans month, Baptist Healths AgeWell Institute will host a free Community Expo May 12, 2014, 10 am 3 pm. The AgeWell Expo will be held in the Aetna-Baptist Building lobby, 841 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. It will feature free health screenings and educational seminars to connect seniors and their caregivers to useful community services to promote healthy aging. The event is free and open to the public. The Expo will feature displays and information from more than 25 health-related organizations and services provided by Baptist Health and the AgeWell Institute. AgeWell is a Baptist Health program that helps older adults maintain their functionality and quality of life. The program is designed to provide comprehensive care for older adults with complex health issues, and includes comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary medical team. To register for the free AgeWell Expo, go to agewellhealth-expo.eventbrite.com or call 904.202.4AGE. Free parking is available on the 6th floor of the Aetna parking garage. For more information about Baptist Healths AgeWell program, visit baptistjax.com. CHILDRENS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER CAMP LOCATIONS The Jacksonville Childrens Commission announces the release of its lis t of 2014 summer camps. Eighty-five full-day, low-cos t summer camps will serve approximately 4,868 children throughout the city, in various schools, parks, faith an d community based locations. The Summer Camp program strives to support quality and meaningful summer camp experiences for children at risk of academic failure o r crime. Through City of Jacksonville funding, $1,773,454 has been awarded to twenty-seven non-profit organizations, which will run these camps, offering a variety o f experiential opportunities. Eligibility Camp programs are open to Duval County children who are 5 years-old by Sept. 1, 2014 AND entering kindergarten this fall, through 15 years of age (must be 15 by first day of camp). However, all camps do not serve the entire age rangeparents should contact the camps individually to inquire. Children that are enrolled in a Community Eligibility Option (CEO) school during the 2013-14 School Year; those participating in the free/reduced lunch program; those with documented special needs; or recipients of the McKay Scholarship or Children First Florida Scholarship are eligible for seats at selected camps. Registration A complete list of summer camp locations, with sitespecific dates and contact information is attached. The list can also be found on the Jacksonville Childrens Commission website, www.jaxkids.net. Registration for all camps will be conducted by each individual location. Parents/caregivers interested in enrolling their child in camp this summer should contact the camps directly to learn more about how and when to register their child. The Childrens Commission does not provide this information. 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The Agency is required to hold a Child Care license with the Florida Department of Children & Families, participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program, and Guiding Star Quality Rating Improvement System.Request for: Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partners in Duval County Document Cost: $0 Bid Bond: No Bid Open Date: Will be held on Monday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Location:LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES 4615 Philips Highway Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Due Date / Time: April 30, 2014 / 5:00 p.m. Contact: Lynn Stone Contracts Manager Lutheran Services Florida Inc. 2210 Tall Pines Drive, Suite 220 Largo, Florida 33771 Phone Number: 727-547-5902Application can be found at: http://lsf-hsehs.lsfnet.org/Documents/Application%20%Child%20Care%20Provider.pdf

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The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Jacksonville, Florida hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner and Awards Program for Legends, Pioneers and Trailblazers this past week. What was so significant at this event is that Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, 89, who was a close aide to Dr. King, was the keynote speaker, with civil rights icon, J. T. Johnson, who was one of the young people at the St. Augustine pool, fighting for integration when acid was thrown in the pool. WWII Rosie the Riveter who too was in the pool, was also in attendance. The event had a record number in attendance to watch historical videos as they also heard the emphasis on racism and economical disparities in America today, a message significantly important to all America. Mayor Brown presented a key to the city to Dr. Vivian. See page 7 for more. serving you since 1951. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau An Award Winning Publication Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers.thefloridastar.comListen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 The Florida Star, The Georgia Star!(904) 766-8834Still The Peoples Choice! STRIVING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE! www.thefloridastar.com MAY 3 MAY 9, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 3 CENTS Looking for customers to patronize your business or utilize your services? If you answered YES, then you need to place an ad in The Florida or Georgia Star! CALL 904/766-8834 to place your ad TODAY!! Check, Money Order, Or Credit CardsAccepted Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: info@thefloridastar.com ad@thefloridastar.com Cant Get to the Store Have The Star Delivered Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Talk of the Town...........................4 Columns..............................5 Crime and Justice........................6 Local-Florida................................7 Local-Georgia........................8 Sports........................9 Community.....................10 Classified...............11 Business........ ............................12 I N S I D ESee Inside Church Talk of the Town Local Florida-Georgia Sports Community 50 Years Since First PGAWin For African-AmericanIt was confirmed that 234 Nigerian girls have been kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. Now, it is feared the youngsters are being sold as wives to militants in the nearby countries of Chad and Cameroon. Boko Haram is considered a terrorist group responsible for at least 2,300 people in recent years. The girls were stolen from their school dormitory on the night before their final exam. Their families are demanding answers as it has been two weeks since the ordeal. Reports from a community near where the girls were taken claimed there have been mass marriages and the girls are being shared out as wives among the Boko Haram militants. The child brides, they say, were sold for 2,000 naira the equivalent of $12 US dollars. The Pentagon he military will review the controversial grooming policies that led some to accuse the Army of racial bias, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday. This photo we obtained shows the grooming guidelines released in late March, known as Army Regulation 670-1, included rules on hair grooming. Among the unauthorized styles were natural hairstyles popular among Black women. A White House petition, asking the Army to reconsider the ban, gathered more than 10,000 signatures. Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary stated that Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a letter to the Hill directing the deputy secretary of defense to work with the service secretaries and military chiefs to review their respective policies to address the issues raised by members of Congress about grooming standards, particularly for African American females. So within the next 30 days, each service will review the definitions of authorized and prohibited hairstyles contained in each of their respective policies and revise any offensive language, he said. FULLREPORT:The Clippers. The Coach. The Racist Comments. The NBA. The NAACP. The President. SEEPAGE SPORTSMISSINGCHILDREN MILITARY WOMEN BANNED FROM WEARING TWISTS Tiger Woods may be popular as a Black golf player but before him there was Pete Brown was the first AfricanAmerican man to make a major mark in the PGA. From Jackson, Mississippi Brown got his PGA Tour Card in 1963. One year later in 1964, Brown became the first African American to Win a PGA event the Waco Turner Open in 1964. 2014 marks 50 years since that win and now World Golf Hall of Fame will unveil a new exhibit, "Honoring the Legacy commemorating it. Brown spent 17 years on PGA Tour and a number of wins tow of which were PGA Victories. Browns tournament Victories include: Four Time USG (Negro) National Open Champion. Brown was a four time Long Star Open Champion, and a three Time North & South Champion. He was the Michigan Open Champion (1961), and the Andy Williams Open in 1970 (Now the Buick Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA). Brown played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour) beginning in 1985. His best finishes were a pair of T-6s in 1985 at the Senior PGA Tour Roundup and the MONY Syracuse Senior Classic. He has been the head pro at Madden Golf Course in Dayton, Ohio for more than 20 years. Paul and his wife Margaret have six daughters. Rev. C.T. Vivian and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown amongst attendees. Couple Win Lotto 3 Times in One Month FINALLYFREE:Man released from jail after 25 years learns prosecutors had evidence to exhonerate him all alongNo Arrests in Brunswick Stabbing Brunswick police are trying to determin who stabbed 23 yearold Charles Price. On April 25th at 3:15 a.m., Price, reported being stabbed twice in the front porch area of his home on Bishop Street in Glynn County. If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 912-554-7802. For 25 years, Jonathan Fleming was serving time for shooting a man in New York. He claimed he was not responsible for the 1989 death of his friend Darryl Black Rush. As it turns out, Fleming was no where near he crime scene at the time of the murder. It was proven that he was actually in Orlando, Florida at Disney World during the time of the crime. Amazingly, the prosecution had evidene backing up the Disney alibi. Flemings plane tickets, videos and postcards from his trip to Disney World were available for viewing. Further a woman who claimed she saw Fleming shoot Rush later recanted her testimony. She admitted to lying to police in order to be cut free from an unrelated arrest. Despite this information, Fleming lost his appeals. His mother who was with him in Orlando said, I knew he didnt do it, because I was there.Columbus Short has been fired from hit ABCshow Scandal, it was confirmed last week. Short, who played Harrisson Wright, one of Olivia Popes Gladiators was killed off in this seasons finale. The 31 year-old actor has been dealing with his own personal scandal, ever since his estranged wife filed for divorce citing domestic violence as one of the reasons. "At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast,Wright said in a statement. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful." Columbus Short Fired From ScandalOnce... twice.. now three times, Calvin and Zatera Spencer, a Virginia couple have won the lottery. Amazingly, this all happened in the space of a single month. First, the netted won $1 million in a Powerball drawing on March 12 and cashed in $681,000 before taxes. Then, they purchased 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lotterys Pick 4 game on March 26 and won a total of $50,000. A week later, they won another $1 million prize on a Virginia Lottery Scratcher $100 Million Cash Extravaganza ticket. Think thats enough?According to Calvin, they may have another ticket worth $3 million but are just waiting on the right time to claim their prize. Southern Christian Leadership Conference MLK Dinner & Awards WORLD NEWS: 230 Schoolgirls being sold as $12 bride to their kidnappers

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The Men's Club of St. Philip's extends an invitation to all to join them for their annual Bar-B-Que, scheduled for May 2nd & 3rd, 2014 on the church grounds. Tickets cost $9.00 (Ribs) & $8.00 (chicken). For more information and services please call the Church at 904-3541053. We are located at 321 West Union Street (corner of Pearl) THE NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST is celebrating it's 36th Annual Ladies Inspiration Day. A day full of activities to inspire, motivate, educate and stimulate, on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 4736 Avenue B. Our theme for 2014 is Sisters Shining Brightly...Lighting The World "!!! Activities and food are free to all visitors. Event begins at 8:00am with a continental breakfast and registration. Our program starts at 8:30am, and will feature 2 dynamic speakers, a fashion show, skit and so much more to uplift your soul! A delicious lunch will be served immediately following the program. Other activities include prizes and gifts of appreciation. For those interested in Vendor opportunity, please call Jerry Harper at 904-302-0772. For further information please contact the church office at 904-765-9830. CHRIST TABERNACLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH with Rev. Darrell Lewis Gilyard, Pastor, 2335 North Davis St., Jacksonville, is having their church's First Annual Health Expo on May 31, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The cost is Free. Contact: Rosylin Kimbrough rosylinKimbrough@aol.com or 904-662-4567. EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH You are invited to share with Emanuel Missionary Baptist Church in celebrating the 14th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Herb Anderson as Pastor on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pastor Carlos Wilson and the members of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church of Hattiesburg, Mississippi will the special guests at the 11:00 a.m. service. The celebration will close with a 4:00 p.m. service with Pastor Eugene Diamond and the Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church family as special guests. Everyone is invited to attend as we celebrate Pastor Anderson as a leader, teacher and anointed servant of God. Emanuel is located at 2407 Rev. S. L. Badger Jr. Circle. For additional information, you may contact the church office at 904-356-9371. JACKSONVILLE, FL ADAMS, Donald Howard, Sr., 82, died April 13, 2014. ALEXANDER John Edward, 58, died April 20, 2014. ALEXION, George A., 96, died April 23, 2014. ANDREWS Betty P., died April 23, 2014. ARLOTTA, Carol Helen, 60, died April 26, 2014. ASPINWALL George Newell, 89, died April 25, 2014. BELL Lisa Debora, 45, died April 20, 2014. BUBECK Mary Ellen, died April 20, 2014. CAMPBELL, Josie Louise, 70, died April 22, 2014. CARTER, Clayton William, 69, died April 20, 2014. CHAMPION Jo Anne, died April 27, 2014. CONNELL, Sara, 84, died April 24, 2014. CRITTENDEN, Betty, died April 21, 2014. DAVIS, Anna Victoria, 87, died April 25, 2014. EVERETT Bertie Sweat, died April 24, 2014. FRANKLIN Hilry, died April 25, 2014. JAMES, Naomi, died April 11, 2014. MANNA Ruth C., died April 26, 2014. MILER Waltena P., died April 13, 2014. NEWMAN, Susie, died April 25, 2014. NOBLE Joseph William JW,Ž 75, died April 27, 2014. PIERCE, Lashonda, died April 16, 2014. POLLEN Hilda M. Bowman, 88, died April 23, 2014. RICHO James, died April 20, 2014. RIVERS, Herbert, died April 13, 2014. ROACH Michael J., died April 22, 2014. RUSSEL Rima D., died April 24, 2014. SIMMONS Arrie, died April 26, 2014. TAYLOR Eric, died April 24, 2014. TEMPLE Zachary, died April 19, 2014. WALTERS Willie A., 83, died April 24, 2014. WAY Mildred, 81, died April 13, 2014. WILEY James S., died April 26, 2014. WILLIAMS Barbara Ann Britton, 70, died April 24, 2014. WILLIAMS Gernell Jackie, died April 20, 2014. ~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS BURRELL Dale Smyrna, 66, died April 25, 2014. COURTNEY Ryan Andrew, 27, died April 13, 2014. HAMON, Samuel Lee Carl, died April 13, 2014. HOWIE Henry Sanford, III, died April 23, 2014. JONES Catherine Faye Hatcher, 75, died April 15, 2014. LANE Virginia, 61, died April 27, 2014. SCALES, Stacey Raynard, 45, died April 15, 2014. SIMMONS Oliver Les,Ž Jr., 85, died April 14, 2014. SMITH Andre Tyrone, 34, died April 28, 2014. SULLIVAN, Jimmy Jim,Ž 81, died April 13, 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPage 2 THE STAR May 3, 2014 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior 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 Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host 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 281 East 44th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32208 UnityMissionaryBaptist@aol.com Funeral Services, Wakes, Repass, Weddings, and Banquets Available For more information, please contact Mrs. Homes at: (904) 402-2816 or (904) 444-9143 ONE ACCORD MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, FL(904) 389-7373Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. PastorSunday School . . . . . . . . . Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. NEW LIFE OUTREACH CENTER 5640 Timaquana Rd. Ste 6 Jacksonville, FL 32244 Dr. Beatrice House Apostle/Consultant/Mentor Making A Difference, One At A Time ŽServices : Sundayƒ... 10:00am Tuesday ƒƒ. 7:00pm Prayer Ministry : 2nd Saturdayƒƒ.....10:30am Leadership Training : 3rd Tuesdayƒƒƒƒ.7:00pm For more information call: 904.778.7651 ~ ALL ARE WELCOME ~ SAINT PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCHRev. James Wiggins, Jr., Pastor 2730 West Edgewood Avenue 58th Church Anniversary April 27, 2014 Guest Preacher … Rev. Dr. John Nunes Sunday, May 4, 2014 Topic: Grace … You Matter to God Text: Ephesians 1:1-10 D. W. PERKINS CHAPTER #29 and HARMONY LODGE #1 is hosting A NIGHT FIT for a KING AND QUEEN in honor of Honorary Past Grand Master Augustus H. Cox and PWM Evelyn Hayes on Saturday, May 3, 2014 6:00pm … 9:00pm. Florida Council Deliberation Scottish Rites Cathedral 29 West 6th Street, Jacksonville, FL. Tickets cost $35.00 includes Dinner and Entertainment. For info/purchase contact Latonia Taylor (904) 333-3906 Almighty God,Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love, through Jesus Christ our LORD. MAY 1st was National Day of PrayerThe theme for the 2014 National Day of Prayer was:  One Voice, United in Prayer, emphasizing the need for individuals to join together in corporate prayer, calling upon the unfailing character of God, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men … the God under whom this nation stands.Ž To further highlight this theme, Romans 15:6 was selected as the Scripture for this year at the White House:  So that with one mind and one voice, you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ .Ž Did You also Pray the day after, and the day after that? We must continue to Pray!

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May 3, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 Asa Philip Randolph: The Most Dangerous Negro in America aka The Gentle GiantŽ Story and Pictures by Marsha Dean Phelts OnWednesday, April 15th, the 125th birthday of A. Philip Randolph was celebrated and remembered by members of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute at Edward Waters College. The celebration organized by Flora Peterson, Social Director of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute brought together past presidents of the Randolph Institute for reflections. Charles Spencer who serves as International Vice President of the Longshoremens Association and President of the Florida A. Philip Randolph Institute; Marsha Dean Phelts and Mary E. Perry past Presidents of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute and William Merriman, Current President of the local A. Philip Randolph Institute gave reflections on their involvement with Mr. Randolph and the coalition of Black trade unionists organizations that Randolph established. There were representatives from local, state and national officers of the International Longshoremens Association present. Former ILA President, Rev. Landon L. Williams, served as the first President of the Jacksonville A. Philip Randolph Institute in 1975. Mr. Sollie Mitchell who served as Secretary Treasurer of the local Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters well over a half century ago captured those gathered with his stellar sharing of his tenure and experiences with Mr. Randolph, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. Senator Tony Hill, Federal Policy Director City of Jacksonville presented Mr. Sollie Mitchell with a Proclamation from Mayor Alvin Brown and a poster portrait of A. Philip Randolph. We were privileged to be on the campus of Edward Waters College where Randolph once attended. A. Philip Randolph was respectfully hailed as The ChiefŽ by those he led into becoming the first black labor union to break through the iron clad doors of segregation of the Pullman Company and the American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1925 Randolph organized the strongest labor group among African Americans. So powerful were his leadership and organizational skills that Asa Philip Randolph of Jacksonville was by President U. S. President Woodrow Wilson and feared as The Most Dangerous Negro in AmericaŽ by those who fought against him and the Negro Masses he represented. It was Jacksonville's own A. Philip Randolph who in the 1940s developed a strategy of mass protest and won two significant Executive Orders: 8802, banning discrimination in defense plants and establishing the nations first Fair Employment Practice Committee and Executive Order 9981 ending in segregation in the armed forces. Randolph organized what would have been the first March on Washington in 1941 calling the March off upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelts issuance of Executive Order 8802 during World War II. The 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom that Randolph organized, carried out and served as Director of led to passage of the Civil Rights Act with signature of President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964 as well as passage of the Voting Rights Act on August 6, 1965. These significant Executive Orders were a result of the uncompromising integrity and dedicated services of A. Philip Randolph, a man known as The Gentle GiantŽ among those he led. As he spoke on August 28, 1963 at the March his words resonate globally ,ŽLet the nation and the world know the meaning of our numbers. We are not a pressure group, we are not an organization or a group of organizations, we are not a mob. We are the advance guard of a massive moral revolution for jobs and freedomƒ. So many thanks to Flora Peterson, William Merriman and the Jacksonville Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute for hosting the 125th Birthday Observation for our own Asa Philip Randolph: A Gentle Giant who gave so much to all of us. Mr. Sollie Mitchell honored by Office of Mayor Alvin Brown, presentation made by Senator Tony Hill S enator Tony Hill with Mary E. Perry, William Merriman and Charles Spencer all having served as Presidents of the A. Philip Randolph Institute E njoying Birthday Reception Thomasina Merriman, Emanuel Washington and M ary E. Perry Union members celebrate A. Philip Randolph with presentation, traveling exhibit and social at Edward Waters College Current and former leaders of the A. Philip Randolph Institute: Senator Tony Hill with Mary E. Perry, William Merriman, Marsha Dean Phelts, Charles Spencer and Flora Peterson.

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PAGE 4 THE STAR MAY 3, 2014 Choose coverage from Sunshine Health today. --FLMedicaidManagedCare.com. Learn More!VISIT ChooseSunshineHealth.com CALL --TDD/TTY --E kaabo (eh-kah-bow). Welcome.By Dr. Norma S. White The South Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. held their annual conference in Jacksonville in April. A high light of the meeting was the presentation of $53,000 to Florida Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF), an agency which focuses on the sororitys community service project to assist youth aging out of foster care. The Florida Blue Foundation partnered with Alpha Kappa Al pha on the project, agreeing to match the sororitys con tributions up to $25,000. The sorority raised a resounding $28,000. Florida Blue sin cerely hopes the combined $53,000 contribu tion helps youth across North Florida transi tion back into society, said Darnell Smith, North Florida Local Market President, Flor ida Blue. Our mission at Florida Blue is to help people and communities achieve better health. The theme for the administration under the leadership of Attorney Carolyn House Stewart, International President, is Global Leadership through Timeless Service. Chap ters in each region are charged with imple menting projects to support the national di rectives. Meaningful programs continue to be developed to support such initiatives. One program initiative is providing means Alpha Kappa Alpha members have supported this project at each of its ten regional confer ences this year. The South Atlantic Region, under the leadership of Marsha Lewis Brown, is com prised of chapters in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The South Atlantic Regional Conference, chaired by Ruby Moore George, was held in Jacksonville in April. Family Sup port Services of North Florida was the recipi ent of the donations from the region in part nership with Florida Blue Foundation. Family Support Services of North Florida is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau coun ties. Through community-based care, FSSNF provides services and programs to help prevent child abuse and neglect, to promote a healthy family environment, and to care for our com munitys children in foster care. When chil dren are removed from home for their safety and placed in foster care, FSSNF provides a temporary home and safe haven, and ensures appropriate medical, mental health, and dental care. FSSNF also provides children-in-care with services that enhance their education, and enrichment programs that bring normalcy and enlightenment to their lives. Lee Kayworth, FSSNF chief executive of foster care, the challenges are many and often overwhelming. This donation will go a long way to help ease their burdens and lighten their loads. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. be gan as a vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University 106 years ago. The sorority has grown into a union of over 260,000 college-trained women who are bound by a powerful mystique, a real moving factor in the lives of students in more than four hundred institutions of higher learning. It is one of the most solvent corporations in the world today. Photo by Dr. Norma S. WhitePictured left to right are: Marsha Lewis Brown, South Atlantic Regional Director; Mary Davis, President, Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Lee Kayworth, CEO, Florida Support Services of North Florida; Dr. Norma Solomon White, 25th Interna tional President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Ruby Moore George, General Chair, 61st South Atlantic Regional Conference; and Darnell Smith, North Florida Local Market Presi dent, Florida BlueAlpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in partnership with The Florida Blue Foundation presents $53,000.00 to Florida Support Services of North Florida

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PAGE 6 THE STAR MAY 3, 2014 Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star 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 area. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Unique Edwards Age: 17 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 4/07/14 Name: Donmonica Bulgin Age: 15 Weight: 80 lbs Last seen: 4/07/14 Name: Lavanta Bethea Age: 14 Weight: 128 lbs Last seen: 4/01/14 Name: Desmonique Bailey Age: 17 Weight: 150 lbs Last seen: 2/28/14MOSTWANTED Name: Vontez Bush Offense: Credit CardFraud Name: Bracesia Butts Offense: Simple Battery, Aggravated Assault w/Weapon Name: Latoya Nicole Byrd Offense: Felony Battery Bullying and Your Child Unless youve directly experienced bullying, you may not realize just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager. As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and totally undermined. But bullying should never be tolerated. Whether youre the one being bullied, or youre a teacher or parent who thinks their child is being bullied or engaged in bullying behavior, there are steps you can take to deal with the problem. If your child is a bully It can be difficult for any parent to learn that their child is bullying others. The sooner you address the problem, though, the better chance you have of avoiding the long-term effects this behavior can have on a child. People who bully others: Have a higher risk of abusing alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adults. Are more likely to get into fights, vandalize property, and drop out of school. Are twice as likely as their peers to have criminal convictions as adults and four times more likely to be multiple offenders. Are more likely as adults to be abusive toward their romantic partners, spouses, or children. Warning signs your child may be a bully Frequently becomes violent with others Gets into physical or verbal fights with others Gets sent to the principal s office or detention a lot Has extra money or new belongings that cannot be explained Is quick to blame others Will not accept responsibility for his or her actions Has friends who bully others Needs to win or be best at everything Bullying is often a learned behavior Bullies can learn aggressive behavior from their experiences at home. Research suggests that some kids and teens may become more aggressive by playing violent video games. While its a controversial subject, parents should monitor the amount of violent content their children are exposed to via TV, movies, or video games. As a parent, you may be setting a bad example for your kids in many ways, such verbally or physically abusing your spouse, or by displaying bullying behavior such as: Swearing at other drivers on the road. Humiliating a waitress, shop assistant, or cab driver who makes a mistake. Talking negatively about other students, parents, or teachers so that your child thinks its acceptable to use verbal abuse to intimidate others. Tips for parents dealing with a bullying child If your behavior at home isnt negatively influencing your child, it may be peers or friends. Try to learn about your childs life and surroundings. Teach your child how to manage stress. Bullying might be your childs way in relieving stress. Try to help your child spend time in nature, play with pets, or other fun activities that are positive. Know how to limit technology with your child. Let your child know their activity may be monitored and limit the amount of time they spend playing video games and watching TV. Many of the content on TV and also music embrace negative values that may heavily influence your children. Safety Police Looking for Suspect After Leaving Crash At approximately 2:00 A.M., a crash occurred at Newnan Street and Independent Drive. The victim and several friends had left the Jacksonville Landing and were riding in the back of a black pick-up truck. The victim, Christopher Muir, fell out of the truck and sustained a life threatening injury. The driver of the truck is described as a white female who left the scene before being interviewed by police. Anyone who has any information about this suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Woman Arrested for Death of Her Infant Son A woman was arrested for the murder of her 3-month-old son. The investigation revealed that 27-year-old Jamie Pearl Jones arrived to pick up 3-month-old Hunter Lawendowski from the babysitters house at about 10 a.m. Jones was said to be tired and went into another bedroom with her son to take a nap. Police say throughout the day, the babysitter checked the baby and the mother several times. At around 6 p.m., the babysitter went in to check and found the infant pale in color and unresponsive. Rescue was notified and the infant was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The medical examiner ruled the case a homicide and said that it was a result of drug toxicity. Fatal amounts of Oxycodone, Methadone, Alprazolam, and Xanax were found in the babys system. The Florida Department of Children and Families told police that the child was tested Oxycodone at birth. Jones was arrested and charged with murder. She is being held without bond. Man Stabs and Kills Son During Argument A man was arrested after stabbing and killing his son during an argument. A father and his adult son were arguing at home when the dispute turned to an old family issue, an incident years ago during which the father stabbed the sons mother. The argument got heated, and the father, 63-year-old Joseph Horace Troutman, became enraged. A witness told detectives that Troutman grabbed a butcher knife and charged at his son, 40-year-old Tyrone Troutman.He knocked him down and began stabbing him in the back. The son was able to get away and run to a neighbors house, where he banged on the door before collapsing. The neighbor opened the door and saw Tyrone Troutman on the ground covered in blood. He then began performing CPR. Tyrone Troutman was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Meanwhile, Joseph Troutman called 911 and said he stabbed his son. He later told homicide detectives he acted in self defense, although he admitted his son was not armed. Joseph Troutman was arrested at the scene on a charge of second-degree murder. He was transported to the hospital for a cut on his hand. Disrespectful Look and Shoulder Bump Leads to Murder A man was arrested for the murder of 21-year-old Brandon Green. At 4:21 a.m., police were dispatched to a nightclub in reference to a shooting. During the investigation, police learned that the suspect, 36-year-old Lenard J. Anderson, and the victim did not know each other. Throughout the night, both the suspect and victim were hanging out with different friends.Both were reportedly staring at each other in an offensive manner.At one point, the two walked by each other and bumped shoulders. Green then left that area to go to a different part of the club. Anderson followed him, took out his handgun, and shot Green one time. Green died at the scene. A search warrant for Anderson was obtained and Anderson was arrested for murder. A handgun was also recovered at the house where Anderson was located. Police say Anderson has been arrested two times in 2011 and two times in 2007. Green left behind a daughter. Jamie Jones Joseph Troutman Lenard Anderson On the Lookout!

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By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star The sports world was shaken recently after an audio recording Don Sterling, owner of the L A Clippers revealed his sentiments towards Blacks. Sterling, who was set to receive another honor from the NAACP, was heard telling his ex-girlfriend that he didnt want her around Black people and did not want her to bring them to games, despite that fact that she is part Black, part Mexican. He specifically referred to NBA hotshot turned media mogul Magic Johnson. Silver had a problem with a photo she had posted to her Instagram of herself and Johnson. Among those who expressed outrage with Sterlings comments was NBA icon Michael Jordan. Long considered to be the leagues best player of all time, Jordan is now owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. "As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views, he stated. As a former player, I'm completely outraged. There is no room in the NBA -or anywhere else -for the kind of racism and hatred that Mr. Sterling allegedly expressed." I banned Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA, effective immediately, said Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA. Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices, be present at any Clippers office or facility, or participate in any business or player personnel decisions involving the team. I also fined Mr. Sterling $2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution. These funds will be donated to charitable organizations dedicated to anti-discrimination and tolerance efforts that will be jointly selected by the NBA and its Players Association. The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and hurtful, he added. I am extremely proud of this great league's diverse, respectful and inclusive culture, and we will not allow one individual's intolerant views to define us. Let me be clear: Mr. Sterling's views have no place in the NBA. Silver said that it has been a painful episode for all members of the NBA family. President Obama weighed in on the controversy when asked about it in Malaysia saying: "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk. That's what happened here." He said Sterling's comments are an example of how "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation." "That's still there, the vestiges of discrimination, he said. We've made enormous strides, but you're going to continue to see this percolate up every so often." Meanwhile, the Miami Heat showed solidarity by supporting the silent protest the Clippers players did on Sunday. Like the Clippers, the Heat entered the area wearing their warm-up jerseys turned inside out to hide the team logo. Like the Clippers did on Sunday, the Heat ran out of the tunnel wearing their warmups, huddled at center court and tossed their white shooting T-shirts to the ground. They then went through their pregame routine with their red Heat warmup jerseys inside out, hiding the team's logo. Among the companies pulling endorsements with the Clippers are Kia, State Farm, Red Bull, Virgin America and CarMax. "It was a great day for the United States, a great day for the NBA, a great day for all people of all races, but especially African-Americans and Latinos who he was speaking out against," Magic Johnson said of the decision made by the NBAregarding Sterling. "I had a friendship with [Sterling]. So for him to then make these comments, or alleged comments, about myself as well as other African-Americans and minorities, there's no place in our society for it. There's no place in our league, because we all get along. We all play with different races of people when you're in sports. That's what makes sports so beautiful." It's unacceptable in our league," reigning king of the court LeBron James said. "It doesn't matter, white, black or Hispanic -all across the races it's unacceptable. As the commissioner of our league, they have to make a stand. They have to be very aggressive with it. I don't know what it will be, but we can't have that in our league." 2014 THESTAR PAGE SHARKS COME UP SHORT IN FINAL SECONDS AGAINST THUNDER, 69-62JACKSONVILLE Trailing by seven points with three seconds left on Saturday night, the Jacksonville Sharks had time for one final play from their own 21. But R.J. Archers throw into the end zone was intercepted, and the Sharks fell to the Portland Thunder by a 69-62 count on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Jacksonville (2-4) had scored with 40 seconds left on a 17-yard pass from Archer to Jomo Wilson, cutting a 14-point deficit to a single score. The Portland (1-5) offense then picked up a first down on the ensuing drive, forcing Jacksonville to use its timeouts. The Sharks defense forced a turnover on downs with three seconds left, giving the offense time for one final snap. Archer drifted in the pocket and fired into the end zone in the direction of Wilson and Jeron Harvey, but Thunder defensive back Eric Crocker pulled down the interception as time expired. The Sharks had been playing catch-up for much of the second half, as Portland was the beneficiary of the games biggest swing midway late in the third quarter. After Rowley connected with Eric Rogers for a touchdown pass that gave Portland a 41-35 lead, Thunder Jack linebacker Bryce Peila stepped into Archers throwing lane, returning the interception for another quick Portland score. After Peilas touchdown, the Thunder held a 48-35 edge. As a result of Portlands back-to-back touchdowns, Jacksonville never had the football with a one-score deficit from that point until the games final play. Though Archer responded to the picksix with a 47-yard deep throw to Jomo Wilson, then scored a touchdown on the ground and later fired a 16-yard score to London Crawford, the Thunder answered each of those scores with touchdowns of their own. The game started in back-and-forth fashion. Portland won the toss and deferred to the second half, then got an immediate turnover when the Thunders kick coverage unit forced a fumble on the opening kickoff. The teams exchanged scores into the second quarter, as the game was tied at 14 at the end of the first. Jacksonville did gain the advantage midway through the second. After Archer hit London Crawford for an eight-yard score, the Sharks defense forced a turnover on downs when Aaron Robbins sacked Rowley on fourth and long. Taking over inside the one-yard line, Archer quickly turned that stop into a touchdown with a short quarterback sneak, giving the Sharks a 28-20 advantage. But Portland turned the game back in their favor with a pair of touchdowns that bookended halftime. Rowley connected with Alvance Robinson for a six-yard score with 18 seconds left in the first half, and the Thunder marched down the field on the opening drive of the third quarter as Davon Allen plunged in from a yard out. That touchdown pulled Portland back in front by a 34-28 count, as the Thunder led at that point by the same margin as they did before Peilas interception. For the Sharks, Archer completed 17 of his 33 passes for 322 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions. He also scored two touchdowns on the ground, while Jared McGriffCulver added 18 yards and a touchdown on his four carries. At receiver, Harvey led all players with 151 yards on his eight receptions and scored two touchdowns. Wilson also crossed the 100-yard mark as he totaled five catches for 134 yards and two scores. Crawford added four receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns of his own. On defense, Micheaux Robinson led the Sharks with 6.5 total tackles and three pass breakups. Charlie Hunt logged four tackles and a tackle for loss, while Robbins and Rashaad Duncan each recorded a sack. Jerry Turner recovered a fumble for the Jacksonville defense. For Portland, Rowley completed 24 of 42 passes for 277 yards and eight touchdowns. McNeil led all players with four touchdown catches, pacing the Thunder with nine receptions for 108 yards. On defense, Peila led Portland with five total tackles to go along with his interception, while Crocker pulled down two picks and recorded three pass breakups. The Sharks return to Sea Best Field next Saturday night, hosting the Arizona Rattlers in a game that will air on CBS Sports Network. Kickoff for that game is set for 7:00 p.m.

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The Riverside Arts Market Spring Arf Barket at the Market presented by Pet Supermarket, to be held on May 10th. With National Pet Week being May 4th-10th, the Riverside Arts Market is celebrating with their bi-annual dog friendly event! JTA COMMUNITY ADVISORY GROUP (CAG) Calendar Updates The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will meet quarterly with CAGs to acquire feedback and recommendations on how the JTA can improve transportation services for customers. Cheryl Riddick, JTA Community Engagement Manager, will lead the following discussion topics: € JTAs Strategic Plan € Route Optimization Initiative (system redesign) First Coast Flyer (BRT) € Real Time Passenger Information € Blueprint For Transportation Excellence € Innovative Public Transportation Ideas GREATER ARLINGTON/BEACHES Jacksonville Beach City Hall 11 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250; May 15, 2014 August 14, 2014 November 13, 2014 *Reflects updated meeting Baptist Health to hold free AgeWell Expo May 12 Jacksonville, Florida, April 30, 2014 … To celebrate older Americans month, Baptist Healths AgeWell Institute will host a free Community Expo May 12, 2014, 10 am … 3 pm. The AgeWell Expo will be held in the Aetna-Baptist Building lobby, 841 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville. It will feature free health screenings and educational seminars to connect seniors and their caregivers to useful community services to promote healthy aging. The event is free and open to the public. The Expo will feature displays and information from more than 25 health-related organizations and services provided by Baptist Health and the AgeWell Institute. AgeWell is a Baptist Health program that helps older adults maintain their functionality and quality of life. The program is designed to provide comprehensive care for older adults with complex health issues, and includes comprehensive care from a multidisciplinary medical team. To register for the free AgeWell Expo, go to agewellhealth-expo.eventbrite.com or call 904.202.4AGE. Free parking is available on the 6th floor of the Aetna parking garage. For more information about Baptist Healths AgeWell program, visit baptistjax.com. CHILDRENS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES 2014 SUMMER CAMP LOCATIONS The Jacksonville Childrens Commission announces the release of its lis t of 2014 summer camps. Eighty-five full-day, low-cos t summer camps will serve approximately 4,868 children throughout the city, in various schools, parks, faith an d community based locations. The Summer Camp program strives to support quality and meaningful summer camp experiences for children at risk of academic failure o r crime. Through City of Jacksonville funding, $1,773,454 has been awarded to twenty-seven non-profit organizations, which will run these camps, offering a variety o f experiential opportunities. Eligibility Camp programs are open to Duval County children who are 5 years-old by Sept. 1, 2014 AND entering kindergarten this fall, through 15 years of age (must be 15 by first day of camp). However, all camps do not serve the entire age range„parents should contact the camps individually to inquire. Children that are enrolled in a Community Eligibility Option (CEO) school during the 2013-14 School Year; those participating in the free/reduced lunch program; those with documented special needs; or recipients of the McKay Scholarship or Children First Florida Scholarship are eligible for seats at selected camps. Registration A complete list of summer camp locations, with sitespecific dates and contact information is attached. The list can also be found on the Jacksonville Childrens Commission website, www.jaxkids.net. Registration for all camps will be conducted by each individual location. Parents/caregivers interested in enrolling their child in camp this summer should contact the camps directly to learn more about how and when to register their child. The Childrens Commission does not provide this information. Hours/Days of Operation Camps will be provided by various youth-serving non-profit organizations in five to eight week-long sessions, operating Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Camps will run between June 9 and Augus t 8, but specific dates may vary for each location. Fees A parent fee is required and will be assessed by all partnering camps, to help offset costs not covered by the grant dollars. Parent fees may not exceed $10 per week, but camps may decide the actual amount based on thei r target populations needs. Camps are permitted to charge additional fees for extended day (beyond 8 a.m. … 5 p.m.). Page 10THESTAR May 3, 2014 Investigative Reporter : Lonzie Leath Reporters/Photographers : Marsha Phelts, Laurence Greene, Michael Phelts, Richard McLaughlin, Andrea F. K. 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The Agency is required to hold a Child Care license with the Florida Department of Children & Families, participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program, and Guiding Star Quality Rating Improvement System. Request for: Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partners in Duval County Document Cost: $0 Bid Bond: No Bid Open Date: Will be held on Monday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Location:LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES 4615 Philips Highway Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Due Date / Time: April 30, 2014 / 5:00 p.m. Contact: Lynn Stone Contracts Manager Lutheran Services Florida Inc. 2210 Tall Pines Drive, Suite 220 Largo, Florida 33771 Phone Number: 727-547-5902 Application can be found at: http://lsf-hsehs.lsfnet.org/Documents/Application%20%Child%20Care%20Provider.pdf

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