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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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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 JULY 5 JULY 11, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 12 STILLONLY 50 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 Bye Bye Bobby WomackAALIYAHBIOPICLOSESLEADACTRESSMISSINGCHILDREN The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88 352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States[ that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations"). President Lydon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr were photographed shaking hands following the signing. The bill was called for by President John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963.The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964, at the White House.JULY 2 MARKED 50 YEARS OF THE SIGNING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTRepresentative James Clyburn, the highest ranking African-American in Congress, will visit Jacksonville on July 13 for a reception honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Copies of his new memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, will be available for purchase and autograph. The reception, hosted by Mayor Alvin Brown and Rep. Corrine Brown, will be held Sunday, July 13, at 4 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St. Rep. Clyburns book recounts his humble beginnings in rural South Carolina and his early involvement in civil rights and public service. He was elected president of his NAACP youth chapter when he was 12 years old, and he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In that role, he organized many civil rights marches and demonstrations. He even met his wife, Emily, in jail during one of his many incarcerations for non-violent protests. Clyburn went on to become the first black executive on a South Carolina governors staff before being elected to represent the Sixth Congressional District in South Carolina in 1992. He was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1999, and his reputation as a leader and consensusbuilder helped him win a difficult three-way race for House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair in 2002. Three years later, he was unanimously elected Chair of the Democratic Caucus. When Democrats regained the House majority in 2006, Congressman Clyburn was elevated by his colleagues to House Majority Whip. Clyburn currently serves as Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House. During his career in public service, he has earned a reputation as one of the most powerful voices for social justice in America. The plug has been pulled on Lifetimes biopic of 90s popstar Aalyah Haughton now that 17 year-old Disney darling, Zendaya Coleman (left) dropped out of the lead role. The tragic story of the singer-actress who died at the peak of her career after wrapping her Rock The Boat music video in The Bahamas, has not been well received by the Haughtons and those who knew and worked with Aaliyah, as they stated Lifetime had not consulted them for facts. There was speculation that Aaliyahs secret teenage marriage to R.Kelly might also be showcased. Many were also upset learning that Zendayas vocals were to be used in the film instead of Aaliyahs original recordings. Zendaya however, simply stated that she was inspired by Aaliyah and would want to do what she considered the role of a lifetimethe correct way. Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles from Atlanta on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder. Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony Bouvier on "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1993. He served as the shows only black cast member for several seasons. Then he costarred for four seasons on another successful comedy, "Dave's World," as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson. Taylor's movie roles included a flamboyant window dresser in the 1987 comedy-romance "Mannequin" as well as "Damien: Omen II."Singer-songwriter Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack died at age 70 last week. The prolific artist since the 1960s, he gained fame as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist. He later gained infamy by marrying Cookes widow Barbara (8 years his senior) just 3 months after his death. His wife divorced him years later after learning about his affair with her then adult daughter with Cooke. She and Cookes other daughter married Womacks brother. Womacks son with Barbara committed suicide. Womack's career spanned more than 50 years and spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country. Womack wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now" and New Birth's "I Can Understand It" among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie", "Across 110th Street" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now". He suffered diabetes, prostate cancer, heart diseases, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Actor Meshach Taylor Dead POLITICIANS POSTER WHITEWASHED IN JACKSONVILLE Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Intern ational Auto Processing (IAP) will expand in St. Simons Island, creating 30 jobs and investing $3 million into the project. It s a great day when a Georgiabased company announces it is expanding its current operations to meet the demand of our growing automotive industry, said Deal. Our comprehensive network of air, sea, rail and highway infrastructure make our state the perfect location for an automotive industry processor. In order to support its growing needs, IAP will expand its current facility by 8,488 square feet, creating a new headquarters location for International Auto Logistics (IAL). Completion of the Class A offices are expected this fall. Inter national Auto Processing was founded 28 years ago in Brunswick, where we were welcomed and warmly embraced, said Robert Miller, president & CEO of IAP. IAPs subsidiary company, International Auto Logistics, is writing a remarkable new chapter for our company, and we are delighted that Glynn County has shown IAL the same warm Georgia welcome. IAP was awarded a contract with the Un ited States Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to handle the logistics and storage of privately owned vehicles for military personnel in the United States, Asia and Europe. This project is the headquarters associated with the new business and has significantly utilized the Port of Brunswick. "We are very excited that International Auto Logistics decided to make Glynn County its headquarters, said Mel Baxter, chair of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority. I believe its choice speaks volumes to the commitment Glynn County has made to support its corporate citizens. Gov. Deal: Leading vehicle processor will create jobs in Glynn County Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith, who is running in the Florida GOP primary against Rep. Corrine Brown (D) in November, is continuing on despite a shocking attack of vandalism. On Sunday, Smith tweeted a picture of a campaign sign, in which her face was covered in white spray paint. She wrote on Twitter: This is sad, but I am all for diversity. Thro ughout this entire incident, I go back to Martin Luther King s comment that we look forward to a time when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, Smith told media noting that she expected some pranks but not to this extent. Ive got too much work to focus on to be bothering with things like this. Mayor Brown and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to Host Book Signing, Reception for Rep. James ClyburnTwo Glynn County sunshot victims may have shot each other, Glynn County police report. Officers who responded to shooting last week in the front yard at 3517 Gordon Street at 3:06 p.m. found 28year-old Jermaine Jones with multiple gunshot wounds. Within minutes of being on that scene, officers were called to 1803 Fifth Street where they discovered 19-year-old Kelvin Warner with a gunshot wound to his left foot. Jones was transported to UF Health in Jacksonville while Warner was treated and released from Southeast Georgia Health System. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Resden Talbert at 912-554-7813. GUNSHOTVICTIMSMAYHAVESHOTEACHOTHER

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ABYSSINIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH to host a Family, Friends and Community Day Event on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Eugene W. Diamond, Senior Pastor. This FREE event will be held at 10325 Interstate Center DriveJacksonville, Florida and will be open to the public at 10:00 A.M. This year, Abyssinias efforts will provide visitors from the Duval and surrounding counties an opportunity to enjoy an amazing day of Free Food, Fun and Fellowship in the sun with an array of outdoor activities for the entire family. In addition, this years attendees will also have an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, visit outside vendors, receive give-a-ways, compete for cash prizes as well as tour Abyssinias New Generation of ExcellenceŽ State-of-the-Art Youth Center. For additional information about this event or to secure a vendor space, please call us 904.696.1770, email us at abyssiniaevents@abyssinia.org or visit us online at www.abyssinia.org JACKSONVILLE, FL ARRINGTON, Billy Weeks Bill, 83, died June 25, 2014. BOOKER Sandra, 60, died June 30, 2014. CHAUNCEY, Carole Ann, 57, died June 30, 2014. COX Baby Girl, died June 15, 2014. CROSS, Claude, died June 27, 2014. CUMMINGS Napoleon, 80, died June 23, 2014. CUMMINGS Rick James, died June 25, 2014. DeHART, Charles R., 75, died June 27, 2014. DUKES Gerald Reuel, 79, died June 26, 2014. FEWELL Jerry Michael, 65, died June 27, 2014. FRANK, David, 62, died June 24, 2014. GILL, Wayne Keith, 49, died June 24, 2014. HARRIS Willie Charles, died June 28, 2014. HINSON, James L., Ret. U.S. Navy, 76, died June 22, 2014. HOPKINS, William Walter, 84, died June 24, 2014. IRVIN, Henry B., 64, died June 20, 2014. JENKINS Johnnie A., Jr., 75, died June 29, 2014. JONES Glenn Allan, 55, died June 29, 2014. KELLY, Jean Denise, 37, died June 24, 2014. LEE, Janet Lynn, 42, died June 21, 2014. LEWIS Edith Ann, 82, died June 26, 2014. LOGAN, Erico, died June 30, 2014. LUCAS David Enoch, 87, died June 24, 2014. MARSHALL, Velma Phillips, died June 19, 2014. MATTOX Junior L., 71, died June 30, 2014. McCULLEY, Thomas Colvin T.C., 83, died June 26, 2014. MILLER, Eddie Big E., Jr., 49, died June 20, 2014. MOORE, Craig Ian, died June 22, 2014. NICCOLLS, Ralph A., 78, died June 25, 2014. NORMAN, Mary Crofford, 63, died June 28, 2014. PAULK Mary Evelyn Hendricks, 93, died June 23, 2014. PETERSON, Theodore, died June 28, 2014. POWELL Rudolph, died June 28, 2014. RAULERSON Max, 71, died June 27, 2014. RAULERSON, Patricia Ann, 63, died June 27, 2014. ROBINSON-ROUSE, Jacqueline, died June 26, 2014. ROSS, Joe Parrish, died June 30, 2014. SANDERS, Lawrence Clinton, 64, died June 28, 2014. SIMMONS Jordyn G., died June 17, 2014. SLATER Carolyn, 86, died June 26, 2014. SMITH Richard Morris Ricky, 34, died June 26, 2014. TIMS, Martha Ann Gooden, died June 26, 2014. VARNES Lois, 87, died June 29, 2014. WILLIAMS, Dorothy Nell Dot, 82, died June 24, 2014. WILSON, Mary Ann, 75, died June 22, 2014. WILSON, Randal Pete, 59, died June 25, 2014. WOODARD Melvin B., died June 21, 2014.~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS CONNELL, Evelyn Kenan Bramblett, 74, died June 30, 2014. HOLMES, Glenn, Sr., 58, died June 29. 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JULY 5, 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 ~ Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this...Ž 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.

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JULY 5, 2014THESTARPAGE 3 YOUTHS PAGE Florida Forest Service Offers 10 Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks SafetyExercise Caution While Having Fun This Independence DayTallahassee, FL … The Florida Forest Service wants to remind all Floridians to use fire and fireworks safely and responsibly while celebrating on this Fourth of July. Although we have had a wet summer in some parts of the state, the potential for wildfire still exists, especially in South Florida,Ž said Jim Karels, State Forester. Please be careful when you use fireworks near brush or trees outdoors.Ž Individuals should always check with local laws before using fireworks. Local fire and police departments and the state Fire Marshals Office can also provide guidance. If you plan to use fireworks, please follow these safety tips:€ Follow all fireworks laws for your county or city. € Light fireworks on a cleared area free of any vegetation or debris. € Remove any debris from roofs or decks where fireworks could land. € Always have a water source available in case of a fire. € Aim fireworks away from people, homes and wooded areas. € Do not allow young children to light or handle fireworks. € Never use homemade fireworks. € Discard used fireworks in a bucket of water. € Store unused fireworks and lighters out of the reach of children. € Report any fires immediately to 911.Since Jan. 1, 1,263 wildfires have burned more than 62,000 acres across Florida. The Florida Forest Service manages 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting more than 26 million acres of homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire. For statewide wildfire updates and additional wildfire information, visit www.floridaforestservice.com. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com .LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2014) … Pharrell Williams will join the game and perform his chart-topp ing hit HappyŽ at one of the biggest sports celebrations for kids on Nickelodeons first-ever Kids Choice Sports 2014. The multi-Grammy award-winning artist will be joining p reviously announced country sensation Florida Georgia Line on the live telecast hosted and executive produced by Michael Strahan (LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Fox NFL Sunday), on Thursday, July 17, 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Kids can cast their votes in 14 categories on N ick.com/sports. Joining the all-star lineup, formerly announced presenters include: Super Bowl XLVIII champion Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks), NBA superstar Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Will Arnett and Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Nick Cannon (Americas Got Talent), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), Victor Cruz (New York Giants), Metta World Peace (New York Knicks), George Lopez (Lopez Tonight), pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark, pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, Anna Faris (Mom), Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, Debby Ryan (Jessie), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally) and Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family). Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. With over 100 million copies of his productions sold, his music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet. Hes also created a new way of looking at established stars like Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones. Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. The music industry has honored Pharrell with 7 Grammy Awards (including 2004s and 2014s Producer of the YearŽ) and ASCAPs prestigious Golden Note Award in 2012. He also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song HappyŽ featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. HappyŽ remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked at #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and is the lead single off of his new album G I R L.Ž Pharrells second solo album G I R LŽ was released on March 3, 2014 to rave reviews. His prolific body of work also ranges from designing a sculpture with Tokyoborn artist Takashi Murakami to accessories and jewelry for luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton, to tshirts for Japanese megabrand Uniqlo, to adidas sportswear and to the forthcoming perfume collaboration with Comme des Garcons. Pharrells work in the humanitarian field is an extension of his humble success. In 2008, he founded From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA), a foundation focused on supporting the Pharrell Williams Resource Centers learning programs for underserved youth in at risk communities across the nation. Now, with his latest venture i am OTHER „ a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicated YouTube channel „ Williamss vision continues to push pop culture forward. This fall, Pharrell will continue to spread this vision and happiness as he heads out on a 23-date Dear G I R LŽ tour across Europe. Kids can now vote on Nick.com/sports and all of Nickelodeons digital platforms feature a brand-new voting experience http://www.nick.com/kidschoice-sports/vote. Kids can get in the game by watching video highlights of the nominees in each category, voting for their favorite all-star athletes, and even multiplying their votes with a special Kids Choice Sports Slime Multiplier game. In the game, fans can rack up points while playing four different slime-filled sports games, while simultaneously adding votes to their favorite nominees. Kids will also be able to gear up for game day by watching funny short videos, photo galleries and more on the site. Then on July 17th, Nick.com will be the official destination to score a court-side seat for all of the orange carpet action, complete with a live video and photo stream, straight from the main event, at 7:30p.m. ET/PT. Presenting sponsor of Nickelodeons Kids Choice Sports 2014 is SUBWAY restaurants. Associate sponsors are Air Hogs and Mattels BOOMco. Legendary Super Bowl Champion and Fox NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan is the co-host of the top-rated morning talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan helped lead the New York Giants to their third Super Bowl championship in 2007 with a dramatic win over the New England Patriots. A seventime Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons during his 15year NFL career, Strahan was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 when he broke the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks, a record that still stands today. Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done + Dusted (London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show, iHeartRadio Music Awards 2014) will serve as executive producers of Kids Choice Sports 2014, with Hamilton also serving as director of the show. Constance Schwartz of SMAC Entertainment is also an executive producer. As president of Done + Dusted, Ian Stewart devises, stages and films some of the biggest events across the planet. The prolific production company has garnered awards from the Grammys to a Peabody, Emmys and BAFTAs, Rose d'Ors and countless others. Recent highlights include: NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2012-2013, NBCs Hurricane Sandy Coming Together benefit, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 and Victorias Secre t Fashion Show 2013. Hamish Hamiltons credits as director include the 2014 Oscars, Supe r Bowl Halftime Show 2014, all four ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic Games, 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury. This year he receive d two BAFTAs and an Emmy nomination. Hamilton began his directing career in Scotland working for the BBC and has since travelled far and wide shooting documentaries, concert films and awards shows on every continent.MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER PHARRELL WILLIAMS TO PERFORM AT NICKELODEONS KIDS CHOICE SPORTS 2014 Multi-Grammy Award-Winner Pharrell Williams

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JULY 5, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 4 2401 WEST BEAVER STREETJacksonville, Florida 32209 904-388-1150 Beautiful Hair 4 U, a black owned beauty supplier of pure virgin hair founded by Mr. Christopher Freeman aka The Hair Czar, hosted its 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Hair Show Saturday June 28th at the Sheraton Hotel on Deerwood Park. Over 300 people attended the highly promoted event which included free admission and free food for the general public. The competition categories were for the Independent Hair Stylist, Hair Salon, and Make Up Stylist. The 1st place winners of the hair competitions Sherrina Freeman of Beauty Bar Studio and Daniel Angelo each received a 6 ft. trophy. Dianna Torres won a trophy for the Make Up competition. Event highlights that made the crowd go wild included hair stylist Daniel Angelos 15 second cut of his models long weave down to an asymmetrical semi-bob, a make-up sequence by Beauty Bar Studio which included several adorable girls under 10 years old ripping the runway, and a Nae Nae dance contest that wouldve given Chris Brown a run for his money! This hair show which also included a fashion showcase and business networking session for numerous black local entrepreneurs, is all a part of a vision 36 year old Jacksonville native Christopher Freeman has for creating more outlets where black consumers can be appreciated while also seeing the power of black businesses working together, especially in the beauty industry. Mr. Freeman states At Beautiful Hair 4 U we really love the black woman and want her and the black community to always feel like we truly appreciate their business, not only with our quality products and service, but by giving back in as many ways as we can. Mr. Freeman has given tens of thousands of dollars away in donations, scholarships, product, events, and other forms of charity to those within the black community. Mr. Freeman is all too familiar with the subpar experience many black women have openly shared, feeling like they are shopping at a beauty supply store of non-black ownership that preys on their loyal consumption of hair products without providing any quality level of service or charity to black community theyre making a substantial living from. Mr. Freeman states It took a while for black women to trust that a black owner like me could provide better quality hair and a better customer experience than my Korean and Arabian counterparts. But once they discovered that the pure virgin hair from my store was not only gorgeous, but of a superior quality that lasted months longer than the inferior processed hair sold at traditional beauty supply stores, there was a huge viral black female shift to Beautiful Hair 4 U. Overcoming adversity in the form of stereotypes is nothing foreign to Mr. Freeman. In 2001 he was incarcerated for federal drug conspiracy charges. He made a commitment during his incarceration to turn every inch operation that would serve his community the best way he could. Mr. Freeman enrolled in college while in prison and received his Associate Degree in Marketing with a 3.5 GPA. He recognized the fast growing trend for hair extensions amongst African American consumers, and wondered why there were so few black beauty supply owners. Bernards Beauty Supply was the only local black owned beauty store I could recall stated Mr. Freeman. Upon his release in November of 2010 he decided to do something about this lopsided hair market by thrusting himself fully within the industry. In 6 months Mr. Freeman was able to secure a quality overseas hair source for bulk shipments In 2 years Beautiful Hair 4 U has grown from an outthe-trunk hair supplier to a successful chain of four stores located in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Brunswick, GA. Mr. Freeman also takes great pride in doing motivational speaking regularly to ex-convicts within the federal re-entry program to help reintegrate them back into society and the workforce with strong life skills. Mr. Freeman states They look at me as one of the people that made it, which gives them hope for doing the right thing and turning their lives around. Unfortunately despite such philanthropic efforts and business success, Mr. Freeman admits hes encountered his fair share of hate from other non-black beauty supply owners that have tried to combat his quickly rising market share with all sorts of dirty tactics including falsely reporting to US customs authorities that he is smuggling drugs and not hair from overseas. Mr. Freeman states Its crazy that they would get so upset at a person doing in his community, what they have so adamantly done and protected for centuries in theirs! I just want to be a part of a movement where we regain a sense of our Black Wall Street unity and power, something lost in black culture but so heavily enforced in most others! Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and Marcus black culture forward. In 2014 with economic race disparities still too large and unchallenged, it is time to champion our great local black businesses so our dollars are wisely spent in places that re-invest back into our community like Beautiful Hair 4 U, because like their jingle running on local airwaves say, Its Owned By Us! BEAUTIFUL HAIR 4 U 1ST ANNUAL New Black Owned Beauty Business Showcases Unprecedented Love To The Black Community! Beautiful Hair 4 U5517 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone 904.374.1460 www.beautifulhair4u.com Instagram @beautifulhair4u

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JULY 5, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 5 Weekly ad in hand. Coupons in pocket. BOGO-vision on. Its time to save.publix.com/save The 5th Annual Stop The Violence Recognition BanquetB Members of the El-Beth-El Community

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JULY 05, 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 ar ea. 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: Enfinety Kay'Shaun Johnson Age: 15 Weight: 108 lbs Last seen: 6/13/14 Name: Joseph Caldwell Age: 15 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 6/08/14 Name: Alea Grant Age: 16 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/11/14 Name: Karima Swan Age: 16 Weight: 109 lbs Last seen: 6/14/14MOSTWANTED Name: Rayla Chelcie Allen Offense: Grand Theft Name: James Anthony Blow Offense: Traffic in StolenProperty, Armed Robbery Name: Rahseen Courtney Brown Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Summer Safety! Auto Burglaries and Residential Burglaries It is not unusual for us to see a spike in property crimes during the summer months. Simple actions, such as keeping car doors locked; valuables out of plain sight; keeping the garage door closed and locked (even when you are home); all of these actions can help prevent you from becoming a victim of a property crime. Protect People and Pet in the Heat € With temperatures rising and summer here, drivers must become knowledgeable about the potential dangers of leaving children, the elderly, or animals in a hot car and take that responsibility very seriously. € Vehicles heat up quickly even with a window rolled down two inches. With temperatures in the 60s, your car can heat up to well above 110 degrees.Ž € Anyone who sees a child or an animal that is left in an unattended or unsupervised vehicle should immediately call 9-1-1. Per Florida State Statutes 316.6135 and 828.12 both incidents are punishable by law. € A core body temperature of 107F is considered lethal, as cells are damaged and internal organs shut down. Childrens systems are not as efficient as an adults and their body temperatures warm at a rate three to five times fast than adults. € Media reports seen across the nation were compiled by the Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University: Child Vehicular Hyperthermia Deaths for 1998-2013. Their analysis shows the following circumstances for children left in cars: € 52% child "forgotten" by caregiver (316 Children) € 29% child playing in unattended vehicle (175 Children) € 18% child intentionally left in vehicle by adult (108 Children) € 1% circumstances unknown (6 Children) € In 2013, there were a total of 44 children in the United States who were left in cars and died from hyperthermia. Leaving a YoungPerson Home A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone during summer months. Only a parent can determine the right ageŽ for their child to be at home unsupervised, based on maturity level and other factors. NO CHILD should ever be given the responsibility of caring for another, younger sibling unless they are responsible, older children who would normally babysit for younger children who are not relatives. € There are babysitting classes offered by area hospitals and non-profits. The minimum age for enrollment in those programs is usually 11 or 12. € Again, parents must use discretion in making the decision to allow young people to stay home alone and/or care for other children, whether in your home or at someone elses. € The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Don't let a stranger inside the house.Ž It's a good rule, but ineffective. StrangerŽ is not the best word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scaryŽ when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. And some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the Internet and NOT necessarily at the front door. Safety Wanted Auto Theft Police are currently looking for Velana Kutaza Holloway. She has multiple warrants for Auto Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. There are currently nine warrants for her arrest. Anyone who has any information about the location of this armed robbery suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Purse Snatcher Arrested After Witness Takes Picture At about 7:30 p.m., police responded to a robbery that occurred and a victim told officers she was walking to her car and was just about to open the car door when she felt a tug on her purse. She turned her head and saw a male trying to pull her purse away from her. After a brief struggle, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and ran off with her purse. The victim was treated for bruises and scratches at a local hospital. A witness who heard the victim yelling for help saw the suspect run and get in a black Monte Carlo. The witness took a picture of the car and showed it to the police. A description of the suspect and car were given to other officers. A short time later, an officer and a sergeant saw the car driving on the freeway. Police attempted to stop the driver of the car, but he continued to keep driving onward. After a brief chase, the suspect crashed the car as he attempted to exit. The suspect was then identified as 28-year-old Keith Robinson and was arrested. Detectives spoke with Robinson who said he stopped to get gas and was never near the K-Mart where the victim had gone. Robinson said he fled from police because he had illegal drugs (two pills) in the car, which he consumed before arrest. The victim identified Robinson as the person who took her purse. Subsequent to the arrest the victims credit car was found in Robinsons pocket. Detectives charged Robinson with robbery and fleeing and eluding. Man Flees from Traffic Stop and Throws Drugs on Roof of House A man was arrested after fleeing from the police during a traffic stop and trying to dispose evidence of any drugs he had. A traffic stop was initiated by an officer on a vehicle with two occupants. Another officer who was in the area noticed that a manŽ was behind the wheel when it drove past him. But when the car was pulled over, the man was in the passenger seat and a woman was driving. The officer who stopped the car noticed that both occupants seemed nervous, their hands were shaking and they had trouble answering the officers questions. But one question 21-year-old Keshod Harris didnt have trouble answering was why he switched seats. He said that he didnt have a license. Harris was removed from the car while a deputy started writing the citation for driving with a suspended license. Just then, an officer noticed a bulge in Harris crotch and asked him if he was hiding any drugs or weapons in his underwear. Acting increasingly nervous, Harris insisted he wasnt hiding anything. Moments later, he took off running and pushed off one of the officers as he bolted from the scene. As the police officers gave chase and quickly closed in on Harris, he ran until he fell to the ground, raising his hands in the air, and giving up. While Harris was being secured, a citizen approached the officers to report that she had witnessed the foot chase while stopped at a traffic light and saw the fleeing suspect throw something onto the roof off a house. The Fire Department came out with a ladder and police climbed onto the roof and retrieved the plastic bag, which contained 121 oxycodone pills. Harris was arrested and will face charges including trafficking in oxycodone, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and driving with a suspended license. He is being held without bond. Two Arrested for Using Cloned Cards Police arrested two men who used cloned credit cards to buy high end electronics and gift cards. An officer observed an Acura drive in to a Walmart parking lot in the afternoon and park at the end of the lot. The passenger, later identified as Ralph Brutus, 24, exited the vehicle and entered the store while the driver, later identified as Jeff Nezius, 24, moved the Acura closer to the garden store entrance. The officer contacted store loss prevention who reported that Brutus tried to buy a $369 iPad Mini but his credit card was declined. Nezius also entered the store and bought two gift cards for $250 apiece. When the officer contacted the suspects he was able to smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and Nezius admitted they had "two grams." Nezius emptied his pockets and removed about 30 credit cards. Brutus had four credit cards with marks that appeared to be from rubbing names and numbers off the front of the cards. At this time, Nezius is charged with trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and Brutus is charged with principal to trafficking in counterfeit credit cards. However, the investigation is continuing. Cloned or counterfeit credit cards are created using a swipe device that puts stolen account information on the magnetic strip on the back side of a blank or stolen card. The credit card industry recommends customers protect their personal financial information at all times; be wary of sharing credit or debit card account numbers online; use cash at places that don't record your transaction within sight; and consider switching to a company that issues "smart chip" credit cards which encrypt information into chips that cannot be changed or deleted. RalphBrutus Keith Robinson Keshod Harris Jeff Nezius On the Lookout!

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WASHINGTON, DC On June 23rd, in Richmond, Virginia, Congresswoman Corrine Brown was awarded an Honorary Degree of Laws from the Richmond Virginia Seminary. The degree was granted to Congresswoman Brown for her dedication and commitment to public service, according to the Seminary Chancellor, Dr. Leonard N. Smith. I am more than honoured to have been chosen to receive an Honorary Degree of Law from the Richmond Virginia Seminary. The Richmond Seminary is a most distinguished institution of learning, and plays an extremely important role in the community in preparing future ministers and spiritual leaders of the next generation. I am pleased to be included as a symbolic part of this educational institution, and will treasure this honorary degree from the Chancellor of this and spiritual development for many years, said Congresswoman Brown. JULY 5, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida LOCAL WellCare is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Some plans are available to those who have medical assistance from both the state and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. WellCare uses a formulary. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-877-699-3552 (TTY 711). There is no obligation to enroll. A variety of Medicare Advantage, Part D and Special Needs plans may be discussed. www.WellCareNow.com Call WellCare at 1-877-MY-WELLCARE (TTY 711) 8 a.m. p.m., 7 days a week. H1032_FL021506_WCM_ADF_ENG CMS Accepted 05062013 WellCare 2013 EP14 FL031_DUVAL 5/4/2014 FL_02_13 51290 Rides to your doctor Monthly no-cost health care supplies Prescription drug coverage Dental, vision and hearing benefits J75745_W51290_EP14_5.25x10_ENG_NE_NG_COWMC_05042014_WK11.indd 1 4/16/14 12:45:50 PM Congresswoman Corrine Brown Receives Honorary Law Degree from Richmond Virginia SeminaryJames V. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards Scholarships and Forms Advisory BoardThe James V. Brooks Scholarship Fund was established to honor Brooks (a former Jacksonville, Florida band teacher and church musician) by his sister, Shirley Bing. The fund is administered by The Black Rose Foundation for Children and the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors in local Jacksonville high schools that intend to be active in music related activities during their higher education tenure. Recently, six scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in local Jacksonville schools. The students who received the awards are expected to attend several different universities: Abigail Curry (Mars Hill University); (Jackson State University); Lilyan Jane Moss (The University of Florida); Samantha Nelson (Florida State University); and Evelyn Davis (the University of Florida). With this second years awards the Brooks Scholarship fund now has eleven students who have receive awards. The supporters of the fund also established a new Advisory Board. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide leadership in all activities related to the fund including fundraising, promotion of the fund, and selection of the scholarship recipients. Members of the Board met on Saturday, June 20, 2014 at Field Dreams (the home of Dr. Justine Redding and Mr. Rick Blackston). In attendance were: Shirley Bing, Lisa Cogdell, Birdine Jackson, Laretta Mitchell, Doris Parsons, Justine Redding, Marva Salary and the Founder and President of The Black Rose Foundation for Children, Dr. Sheila Flemming-Hunter. ship decisions and projected an agenda for its next meeting on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00am at a location to be announced. For more information about the scholarship and the foundation and to make a donation to the fund, please visit www.blackrosefoundation.org, email president@blackrosefoundation.org, or call (888) 530-9401. Left to right: Dr. Sheila Flemming-Hunter (President, The Black Rose Foundation for Children); Birdine Jackson, Laretta Mitchell, Shirley Bing (Founder), Lisa Cogdell, Janice Wright Walton, Marva Salary, Doris Parsons (seated) Left to right: Dr. Justine Redding (Hostess); Birdine Jackson, Laretta Mitchell, Shirley Bing (Founder), Lisa Cogdell, Janice Wright Walton, Marva Salary, Doris Parsons (seated) Jacksonville attorney S. Grier Wells was presented with The Florida Bar Presidents Award of Merit at The Florida Bars 64th Annual Convention last month at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. Outgoing Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis thanked Wells for his wealth of leadership on a multitude of issues, particularly the Clients Security Fund administration and for his years of dedicated service and many contributions as a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 2002-14. Wells is a shareholder in the Jacksonville practices trial law. He has served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors since 2002JACKSONVILLE ATTORNEY S. GRIER WELLS RECEIVES THE FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENTS AWARD OF MERIT Photo by F.M. Powell with The Florida/Georgia Star

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PAGE8 THESTAR JULY 5. 2014Brunswick Nonagenarian Celebrates With Family & MayorMildred B. Williams celebrated 90 years of life in Brunswick as more than 50 family members joined her at her Brunswick home, along with Brunswicks first Black mayor, Cornell Harvey, former commissioner Brooks and Rev. Zack Llyes. Ms. Williams said she never expected such a celebration as she thanked family and friends for joining her. As the mother of the church she joined as a child, St. Andrews Holiness Church on Amherst, the congregation joined with family members in wishing her a happy birthday on Sunday morning, with a response from her that she expects to live another ten plus years so prepare to celebrate again.Ž LOCALNEWS ARREST MADE IN CAMDEN COUNTY TWO FIRES Mildred B. Williams, celebrating 90 years, with her 93 year old sister, Arnetta Jackson, Gainesville, Florida and Brunswicks first Black mayor, Cornell Harvey, standing behind her while surrounded by her five children from left to right, Eric Williams, Atlanta; Laura Sams, Valdosta; Edward Williams, Brunswick; Maggie Lowery, St. Petersburg and Cassie Williams, Brunswick. Wil Ellis Williams, Jacksonville, first cousin, daughter Maggie and Mayor Harvey. Torri Williams (Mrs Williams deceased son) with aunt Maggie Some members of her deceased sisters family, Elizabeth King, the Kings of Savannah The birthday lady and her cake Mayor Harvey greets the birthday lady James Herbert Butler, 20 of St. Marys has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson in relation to the fire that destroyed TNT Lanes last week. He was also charged with the fire that claimed the old paper mill property in St Marys earlier in June. According to the police department, detecting equipment was used to see if any substances may have aided the bowling alley blaze. "After recording positive alerts, the fire scene was processed and evidence samples believed to contain an accelerant were collect, packaged and transported to the police department for further processing," police stated. Investigation led police to the suspects home where he agreed to be questioned at the station. According to a police statement, Butler admitted to being involved in setting the bowling alley fire. He also told them he was involved in the paper mill fire, which occured on June 1. Investigations continue.

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JULY 5, 2014 HOLYFIELD RETIRES FROM THE RINGJacksonville Suns will play during holiday weekend JACKSONVILLE, FL The Jacksonville Suns will be from July 4-8! with the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, Red, White donate blood! Run The Bases! Its a day of faith, fellowship and our naCooper will serve as head coach coach of the previous seasons conference champion serves as the All-Star coach for that conference, provided that the coach reWNBA title, earned her spot on Since Fred Williams, head now at the helm in Tulsa, the East head coach was selected based It will be the third such honor are determined by fan participavoted on by the WNBAs head coaches, will be announced on The three-time Eastern Conferin its seventh season in the Womens National Basketball AssoAtlanta Dream head coach Cooper will coach All-Star game Former 4 time heavyweight champihas announced his retirement from the sport of boxing recently, after almost 30 years as a professional prizewho worked on the inside of an opponent with ability to hit and move at will and showed that Former 4 time heavyweight champimost 30 years as a professional prizePAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 28, 2014 SPORTS LeBron leaves MiamiFlagler College head womens basketball coach Erika Lang-Montgomery attended the two-and-a-half day elite leadership program, The Center for Coaching Excellence, which was presented by the Womens Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Columbia University Athletics June 19 in New York City. There were a total of 36 womens basketball coaches in attendance for the invitation-only event. Wow, what an amazing experience, exclaimed Lang-Montgomery, who just at the helm of the Flagler program. I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Center for Coaching Excellence leadership conference. It was great to collaborate with some of the top coaches in our sport. I learned so much about myself in those two-and-a-half days. The information that was provided will help me continue to grow as a coach and a leader. Dianne and Cathie were awesome facilitators and their vision is helping our game to grow. Utilizing collaborative and interactive learning sessions along with lectures and panel discussions featuring experts in college athletics, The Center for Coaching Excellence gives college womens basketball coaches valuable networking opportunities with their peers and top industry leaders. Lang-Montgomery coached the Saints to their second consecutive Peach Belt Conference Tournament appearance this past season. Flagler 10-9 in conference play. Two years ago, the Saints comthe programs most wins Lang-Montgomery attends elite leadership program Erika Lang-MontgomeryJaguars WR Robinson signs 4-year rookie contract JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen million. the team completed its offseason program. A second-round pick from Penn State, Robinson gets a Jacksonville has one unsigned rookie remaining: fellow second-rounder Marqise Lee. The Jaguars traded up to select Robinson with the 61st overall selection. He missed most of organized team activities, including a three-day minicamp last week, because of a right hamstring injury. By MIKE BONTS Florida Sports WireThe NBAs Miami Heat were told Tuesday, June termination option and explore the free-agent market. James, a four-time NBA MVP, had a June 30 deadline to with the Heat. It was the third straight double-digit victory against the Heat a team that dashed their NBA title dreams a season I was informed this morning of his intentions. We fully expected LeBron to opt-out and exercise his free agent rights, so this does not come as a surprise. As I said players have a right to free agency and when they have these opportunities, the right to explore their options, said club president Pat Riley. The last four seasons have been historic and LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Erik Spoelstra have led the Miami HEAT to one of the most unprecedented runs in the history of the NBA. We look forward to sitting down with LeBron and his representatives and talking about our future together. At the moment, we are preparing for the opportunities in the Draft and Free Agency as we continue with our goal of winning NBA Championships, Riley noted. Miami reached the NBA Finals in each of James four years with the club, winning back-to-back tiThe Heat were denied a threepeat by the San Antonio Spurs earlier this month. points, 6.9 rebounds games last season. UNF womens basketball team participates in Chillin4CharityAfter being challenged, several members of the University of North Florida UNBF Cold Water Challenge on port of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Head coach Mary Tappmeyer, assistant coaches Nancy Miller and Keunta Miles and seniors Destinee Smith and Brittney Wright were doused with ice cold water ens basketball team. Started by University of Arizona head Yow Cancer Fund, anyone issued a chalFor each coach that answers to the challenge, the issuing coach will make a donation to the foundation. If the challenge remains unaccepted, the challenged coach makes a donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Meanwhile, for student-athletes, community service hours are owed. Each student-athlete that responds to the challenge, the issuing student-athlete will perform two hours of community service. If a student-athlete declines the challenge, hours of community service. Tappmeyer called out Lynn Bria (Stetson) and Dawn Plitzuweit (Northern Kentucky) and Angie Johnson (Georgia). Miller picked Chelsea Dermyer (Florida Gulf Coast), Jonathan Norton (Columbus State) and Paula Williams (former UNF assistant coach who was a graduate assistant under Kay Yow at NC State). Miles selected Pat Gajardo (AAU Coach South Florida) and the Daytona State womens basketball staff. Wright named Sharmayne Edwards (USC Upstate) and Smith called out Whitney Knight (Florida Gulf Coast). NBAs James exercises his right to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat Marshall named new director of athletics at Hampton decades of athletic adminwas a political science protime, there was a need for increased focus on the area of student-athlete academic served as Faculty Athletics Representative for the previministration that he be allowed to return to Academic Afsistant Vice President of Athletics and worked in an athEugene Marshall Jr.

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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL Mayor Alvin Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown invite you to a special reception honoring Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC, 6th District), for the release of his book,  Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black .Ž The free event will be held July 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre. Congressman Clyburn, who is the third-ranking Democrat serving in the House, will sign copies of his book as well as answer questions about his journey to Capitol Hill. Please call (904) 630-3690 to reserve your spot. 2014 JAZZ SERIES featuring Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Pierre Kendrick (pmkendrick.com) Saturday, August 2, at Burney Park Historic American Beach, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vendor: American Beach Ms. Dees Catering. Bring your lawn chairs and come out hungry and ready to have some fun...READY TO WOBBLE WOBBLE OR BLURRED LINES? Donations accepted for future jazz series. Sponsored by: Abpoa (american beach property owners assoc. inc.) AMERBEACHEVENTS@AOL.COM GENERATION WŽ is proud to present together with The Alhambra Theatre & Dining THE CIRCLE.Ž A play about life affirmation. Written by and starring NBCs Tina Lifford. Two shows only, August 24 & 25. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner served until 7:45 p.m. Curtain at 8:00 p.m. Join us for a post-show discussion with the cast immediately following the play. Guests are invited to engage. Call 904-641-1212 or book online https://sales.al hambrajax.com/100/ LIBRARY TO HOST FREE FICTION WRITERS FESTIVAL Featuring New York Times Best-Selling Author Brenda Jackson JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 1, 2014 … Romance„ or at least the romance fiction genre„is alive and well in Jacksonville. Six local authors well-known for their novels in urban, romance and fantasy fiction will take part in the Fiction Writers Festival at the Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave., July 12, 12:30 to 4 p.m. The lineup of writers includes New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson. The group will discuss their works with fans and have books for sale. Note that some authors will accept cash only; others will accept credit cards. The program is free and open to the public. 1 p.m. Angelia Vernon Menchan Since January 2006, Menchan has published 17 books and an additional 33 e-books through her small publishing company. She is the cofounder of Honorable MENCHAN Media. She resides in Jacksonville. Her books include Mrs. Black?, Ramblings: Vol. 1, a blogged book and more. 1:30 p.m. Jaye Cherie Cherie is editor and publisher of Entertainment Wire, an online entertainment medium devoted to news, reviews and interviews. She has photographed, interviewed, and written articles on entertainers and personalities. Cherie was born and raised in Jacksonville. Her books include The Gold Digger's Club and The Cost of Love and Sanity. 2 p.m. Brenda Jackson Jackson enjoys the distinction of being the first African American to have more than 100 novels and novellas in publication. Many of those novels have reached the New York Times and the USA Today best-sellers lists. A native of Jacksonville, Jackson graduated from William M. Raines High School and earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Jacksonville University. Her books include Canyon, A Mans Promise, A Brothers Honor in the librarys collection, and many more. 3 p.m. Zena Wynn Wynn is author of the Fantasy Island series, True Mates series, the Nina Chronicles, and many other single titles. Her goal for 2014 is to write more, aiming for at least three releases a year. Wynn resides in Jacksonville. Her books include Mary and the Bear, True Mates: Nikolais Wolf and more. 3:30 p.m. Roy Glenn Known as the master of urban suspense, Glenns first novel featured the popular Mike Black character, and sparked the Mike Black saga series. Glenn was born and raised in the Bronx and now lives in Jacksonville. He is currently working on several projects including a film adaption of one of his books. Look for Beneath the Surface, Outlaw, Is It A Crime and many more of Glenns books at the library. 4 p.m. Nikki Urban After being laid off from her job in June 2008, Urban focused on her passion for writing and completed her first manuscript, for Jades Diary, in three months. Urban currently resides in Jacksonville. She received a bachelors degree in mass communication from Shaw University and a masters in public relations from East Tennessee State University. Urbans books include Damaged Goods and Jades Diary at the library. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. For special accommodations, please call 630-4655 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. OPINIONS What Is Wrong With Us?My Day By Dr. J. Ester Davis First of all, my deep applause!!!.. and honor to Dallas County Commissioners for their efforts to shelter as many children as possible in our vacant schools in and around Dallas, Texas. The citizens of this community will support your leadership and celebrate your human rights valor. History, rather you acknowledge it or not, plays a major role in our lives I want to talk about Americas blazing hypocrisy and the misuse of labels like undocumented immigrants." On the eve of July 4th, I think some Americans forget that we are, first of all, absolutely a nation of immigrants. Lets end the pretense of virtue. On the eve of July 4th, America is faced with a test they are failing. Several thousand parents made the decision to send their children to the finest country in the worldŽ for a better life, a free land. And the parents in America decided to . decide. what to do. To a civilized society  these are the least of theses." These are children. kids. Where in one case a border patrolman had to leave his post to buy diapers with his own money. Speaking of undocumented immigrants," lets appropriately start with slavery. Thats called involuntary undocumented immigrants. Do also remember that we had a Civil War in this country. No oceans. No borders. No walls. So lets end the pretense of virtue. The thirteen colonies were a diverse religious and ethnic group. The great California gold rush had a rushŽ of Chinese immigrants. From 1845 to 1850, twenty(20)million Irish Catholics entered this country and this country at the time, had a deep resentment toward Catholics. Interesting enough, Ellis Island in New York, did not open until 1892. Poles, Jews, Czechs, Slovaks, Russians, Southern Italians, Serbs, Africans, Germans, all came to become Americans pledging to make their just contributions. So, it is fair to surmise that people coming into this grand country do not weaken us, but rather join us, the other so called Americans. There is more for consideration. Legally and illegally, from 1980 to 2007, ten million people migrated to United States of America. Today statistics records one million immigrants to America per year. So, what is wrong with the children? One final point on hypocrisy. We Americans buy products for our daily lives. These products and services are made in other countries, at low wages, to the parents of these children. In America, we dont want to pay documentedŽ minimal wages to our own people, so we send our products for manufacturing to other countries for even lower wages. Everybody knows the rest of the story. Lets end the pretense o f virtue and concentrate on the emigration and documentedŽ avoidance of paying taxes by usage o f offshore accounts. Bottom line, these parents made a supreme sacrifice. They believe so much in the American way that they sent their precious cargo to another land for developing. Thanks again to Dallas County for leading. And to our President for not waiting. Reach Ester Davis at 214.376.9000 or esterdayone@gmail.com

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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 JULY 5 JULY 11, 2014 VOL. 64 NO. 12 STILLONLY 50 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 Bye Bye Bobby WomackAALIYAHBIOPICLOSESLEADACTRESSMISSINGCHILDREN The Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Pub.L. 88 352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States[ that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as "public accommodations"). President Lydon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr were photographed shaking hands following the signing. The bill was called for by President John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963.The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964, at the White House.JULY 2 MARKED 50 YEARS OF THE SIGNING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTRepresentative James Clyburn, the highest ranking African-American in Congress, will visit Jacksonville on July 13 for a reception honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Copies of his new memoir, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, will be available for purchase and autograph. The reception, hosted by Mayor Alvin Brown and Rep. Corrine Brown, will be held Sunday, July 13, at 4 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St. Rep. Clyburns book recounts his humble beginnings in rural South Carolina and his early involvement in civil rights and public service. He was elected president of his NAACP youth chapter when he was 12 years old, and he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In that role, he organized many civil rights marches and demonstrations. He even met his wife, Emily, in jail during one of his many incarcerations for non-violent protests. Clyburn went on to become the first black executive on a South Carolina governors staff before being elected to represent the Sixth Congressional District in South Carolina in 1992. He was elected co-president of his freshman class and quickly rose through leadership ranks. He was elected Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1999, and his reputation as a leader and consensusbuilder helped him win a difficult three-way race for House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair in 2002. Three years later, he was unanimously elected Chair of the Democratic Caucus. When Democrats regained the House majority in 2006, Congressman Clyburn was elevated by his colleagues to House Majority Whip. Clyburn currently serves as Assistant Democratic Leader, the third-highest ranking Democrat in the House. During his career in public service, he has earned a reputation as one of the most powerful voices for social justice in America. The plug has been pulled on Lifetimes biopic of 90s popstar Aalyah Haughton now that 17 year-old Disney darling, Zendaya Coleman (left) dropped out of the lead role. The tragic story of the singer-actress who died at the peak of her career after wrapping her Rock The Boat music video in The Bahamas, has not been well received by the Haughtons and those who knew and worked with Aaliyah, as they stated Lifetime had not consulted them for facts. There was speculation that Aaliyahs secret teenage marriage to R.Kelly might also be showcased. Many were also upset learning that Zendayas vocals were to be used in the film instead of Aaliyahs original recordings. Zendaya however, simply stated that she was inspired by Aaliyah and would want to do what she considered the role of a lifetimethe correct way. Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles from Atlanta on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, at his home near Los Angeles, according to agent Dede Binder. Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of Anthony Bouvier on "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1993. He served as the shows only black cast member for several seasons. Then he costarred for four seasons on another successful comedy, "Dave's World," as the best friend of a newspaper humor columnist played by the series' star, Harry Anderson. Taylor's movie roles included a flamboyant window dresser in the 1987 comedy-romance "Mannequin" as well as "Damien: Omen II."Singer-songwriter Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack died at age 70 last week. The prolific artist since the 1960s, he gained fame as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist. He later gained infamy by marrying Cookes widow Barbara (8 years his senior) just 3 months after his death. His wife divorced him years later after learning about his affair with her then adult daughter with Cooke. She and Cookes other daughter married Womacks brother. Womacks son with Barbara committed suicide. Womack's career spanned more than 50 years and spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country. Womack wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now" and New Birth's "I Can Understand It" among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie", "Across 110th Street" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now". He suffered diabetes, prostate cancer, heart diseases, colon cancer, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Actor Meshach Taylor Dead POLITICIANS POSTER WHITEWASHED IN JACKSONVILLE Gov. Nathan Deal announced that International Auto Processing (IAP) will exp and in St. Simons Island, creating 30 jobs and investing $3 million into the project. Its a great day when a Georgiabased company announces it is expanding its current operations to meet the demand of our growing automotive industry, said Deal. Our comprehensive network of air, sea, rail and highway infrastructure make our state the perfect location for an automotive industry processor. In order to support its growing needs, I AP will expand its current facility by 8,488 square feet, creating a new headquarters location for International Auto Logistics (IAL). Completion of the Class A of fices are expected this fall. Intern ational Auto Processing was founded 28 years ago in Brunswick, where we were welcomed and warmly embraced, said Robert Miller, president & CEO of IAP. IAPs subsidiary company, International Auto Logistics, is writing a remarkable new chapter for our company, and we are delighted that Glynn County has shown IAL the same warm Georgia welcome. IAP was awarded a contract with the United States Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) to handle the logistics and storage of privately owned vehicles for military personnel in the United States, Asia and Europe. This project is the headquarters associated with the new business and has significantly utilized the Port of Brunswick. "We are very excited that International Auto Logistics decided to make Glynn County its headquarters, said Mel Baxter, chair of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority. I believe its choice speaks volumes to the commitment Glynn County has made to support its corporate citizens. Gov. Deal: Leading vehicle processor will create jobs in Glynn County Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith, who is running in the Florida GOP primary against Rep. Corrine Brown (D) in November, is continuing on despite a shocking attack of vandalism. On Sunday, Smith tweeted a picture of a campaign sign, in which her face was covered in white spray paint. She wrote on Twitter: This is sad, but I am all for diversity. Throug hout this entire incident, I go back to Martin Luther Kings comment that we look forward to a time when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character Smith told media noting that she expected some pranks but not to this extent. Ive got too much work to focus on to be bothering with things like this. Mayor Brown and U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to Host Book Signing, Reception for Rep. James ClyburnTwo Glynn County sunshot victims may have shot each other, Glynn County police report. Officers who responded to shooting last week in the front yard at 3517 Gordon Street at 3:06 p.m. found 28year-old Jermaine Jones with multiple gunshot wounds. Within minutes of being on that scene, officers were called to 1803 Fifth Street where they discovered 19-year-old Kelvin Warner with a gunshot wound to his left foot. Jones was transported to UF Health in Jacksonville while Warner was treated and released from Southeast Georgia Health System. The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Resden Talbert at 912-554-7813. GUNSHOTVICTIMSMAYHAVESHOTEACHOTHER

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ABYSSINIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH to host a Family, Friends and Community Day Event on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Eugene W. Diamond, Senior Pastor. This FREE event will be held at 10325 Interstate Center DriveJacksonville, Florida and will be open to the public at 10:00 A.M. This year, Abyssinias efforts will provide visitors from the Duval and surrounding counties an opportunity to enjoy an amazing day of Free Food, Fun and Fellowship in the sun with an array of outdoor activities for the entire family. In addition, this years attendees will also have an opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, visit outside vendors, receive give-a-ways, compete for cash prizes as well as tour Abyssinias New Generation of Excellence State-of-the-Art Youth Center. For additional information about this event or to secure a vendor space, please call us 904.696.1770, email us at abyssiniaevents@abyssinia.org or visit us online at www.abyssinia.org JACKSONVILLE, FL ARRINGTON, Billy Weeks Bill, 83, died June 25, 2014. BOOKER, Sandra, 60, died June 30, 2014. CHAUNCEY, Carole Ann, 57, died June 30, 2014. COX, Baby Girl, died June 15, 2014. CROSS, Claude, died June 27, 2014. CUMMINGS Napoleon, 80, died June 23, 2014. CUMMINGS, Rick James, died June 25, 2014. DeHART, Charles R., 75, died June 27, 2014. DUKES, Gerald Reuel, 79, died June 26, 2014. FEWELL, Jerry Michael, 65, died June 27, 2014. FRANK, David, 62, died June 24, 2014. GILL, Wayne Keith, 49, died June 24, 2014. HARRIS Willie Charles, died June 28, 2014. HINSON, James L., Ret. U.S. Navy, 76, died June 22, 2014. HOPKINS, William Walter, 84, died June 24, 2014. IRVIN, Henry B., 64, died June 20, 2014. JENKINS, Johnnie A., Jr., 75, died June 29, 2014. JONES, Glenn Allan, 55, died June 29, 2014. KELLY, Jean Denise, 37, died June 24, 2014. LEE, Janet Lynn, 42, died June 21, 2014. LEWIS, Edith Ann, 82, died June 26, 2014. LOGAN, Erico, died June 30, 2014. LUCAS David Enoch, 87, died June 24, 2014. MARSHALL, Velma Phillips, died June 19, 2014. MATTOX, Junior L., 71, died June 30, 2014. McCULLEY, Thomas Colvin T.C., 83, died June 26, 2014. MILLER, Eddie Big E., Jr., 49, died June 20, 2014. MOORE, Craig Ian, died June 22, 2014. NICCOLLS, Ralph A., 78, died June 25, 2014. NORMAN, Mary Crofford, 63, died June 28, 2014. PAULK, Mary Evelyn Hendricks, 93, died June 23, 2014. PETERSON, Theodore, died June 28, 2014. POWELL, Rudolph, died June 28, 2014. RAULERSON Max, 71, died June 27, 2014. RAULERSON, Patricia Ann, 63, died June 27, 2014. ROBINSON-ROUSE, Jacqueline, died June 26, 2014. ROSS, Joe Parrish, died June 30, 2014. SANDERS, Lawrence Clinton, 64, died June 28, 2014. SIMMONS, Jordyn G., died June 17, 2014. SLATER, Carolyn, 86, died June 26, 2014. SMITH, Richard Morris Ricky, 34, died June 26, 2014. TIMS, Martha Ann Gooden, died June 26, 2014. VARNES Lois, 87, died June 29, 2014. WILLIAMS, Dorothy Nell Dot, 82, died June 24, 2014. WILSON, Mary Ann, 75, died June 22, 2014. WILSON, Randal Pete, 59, died June 25, 2014. WOODARD Melvin B., died June 21, 2014.~ ~GEORGIA DEATHS CONNELL, Evelyn Kenan Bramblett, 74, died June 30, 2014. HOLMES, Glenn, Sr., 58, died June 29. 2014. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR JULY 5, 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 ~ Ask Us About OurALPHONSO WEST MORTUARY, INC.4409 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32208 Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354 DIRECTORSDeborah West Alphonso West Jacqueline Y. Bartley If there had been a death in your family yesterday, what would you be doing today?FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Since 1988Pre-Need Fore-Thought Funeral Planning ProgramIm sorry to have to tell you this... 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.

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JULY 5, 2014 THESTAR PAGE 3 YOUTHS PAGE Florida Forest Service Offers 10 Tips for Fourth of July Fireworks SafetyExercise Caution While Having Fun This Independence DayTallahassee, FL The Florida Forest Service wants to remind all Floridians to use fire and fireworks safely and responsibly while celebrating on this Fourth of July. Although we have had a wet summer in some parts of the state, the potential for wildfire still exists, especially in South Florida, said Jim Karels, State Forester. Please be careful when you use fireworks near brush or trees outdoors. Individuals should always check with local laws before using fireworks. Local fire and police departments and the state Fire Marshals Office can also provide guidance. If you plan to use fireworks, please follow these safety tips: Follow all fireworks laws for your county or city. Light fireworks on a cleared area free of any vegetation or debris. Remove any debris from roofs or decks where fireworks could land. Always have a water source available in case of a fire. Aim fireworks away from people, homes and wooded areas. Do not allow young children to light or handle fireworks. Never use homemade fireworks. Discard used fireworks in a bucket of water. Store unused fireworks and lighters out of the reach of children. Report any fires immediately to 911.Since Jan. 1, 1,263 wildfires have burned more than 62,000 acres across Florida. The Florida Forest Service manages 1 million acres of public forest land while protecting more than 26 million acres of homes, forestland, and natural resources from the devastating effects of wildfire. For statewide wildfire updates and additional wildfire information, visit www.floridaforestservice.com. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com .LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2014) Pharrell Williams will join the game and perform his chart-topp ing hit Happy at one of the biggest sports celebrations for kids on Nickelodeons first-ever Kids Choice Sports 2014. The multi-Grammy award-winning artist will be joining p reviously announced country sensation Florida Georgia Line on the live telecast hosted and executive produced by Michael Strahan (LIVE with Kelly and Michael, Fox NFL Sunday), on Thursday, July 17, 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Kids can cast their votes in 14 categories on N ick.com/sports. Joining the all-star lineup, formerly announced presenters include: Super Bowl XLVIII champion Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks), NBA superstar Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Will Arnett and Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors), Nick Cannon (Americas Got Talent), Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers), Victor Cruz (New York Giants), Metta World Peace (New York Knicks), George Lopez (Lopez Tonight), pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark, pro surfer Bethany Hamilton, Anna Faris (Mom), Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, Debby Ryan (Jessie), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally) and Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family). Redefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. With over 100 million copies of his productions sold, his music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet. Hes also created a new way of looking at established stars like Snoop Dogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones. Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. The music industry has honored Pharrell with 7 Grammy Awards (including 2004s and 2014s Producer of the Year) and ASCAPs prestigious Golden Note Award in 2012. He also received a 2014 Academy Award Nomination for his original song Happy featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2. Happy remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for ten consecutive weeks, peaked at #1 on iTunes in 103 markets worldwide, and is the lead single off of his new album G I R L. Pharrells second solo album G I R L was released on March 3, 2014 to rave reviews. His prolific body of work also ranges from designing a sculpture with Tokyoborn artist Takashi Murakami to accessories and jewelry for luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton, to tshirts for Japanese megabrand Uniqlo, to adidas sportswear and to the forthcoming perfume collaboration with Comme des Garcons. Pharrells work in the humanitarian field is an extension of his humble success. In 2008, he founded From One Hand To AnOTHER (FOHTA), a foundation focused on supporting the Pharrell Williams Resource Centers learning programs for underserved youth in at risk communities across the nation. Now, with his latest venture i am OTHER a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and a dedicated YouTube channel Williamss vision continues to push pop culture forward. This fall, Pharrell will continue to spread this vision and happiness as he heads out on a 23-date Dear G I R L tour across Europe. Kids can now vote on Nick.com/sports and all of Nickelodeons digital platforms feature a brand-new voting experience http://www.nick.com/kidschoice-sports/vote. Kids can get in the game by watching video highlights of the nominees in each category, voting for their favorite all-star athletes, and even multiplying their votes with a special Kids Choice Sports Slime Multiplier game. In the game, fans can rack up points while playing four different slime-filled sports games, while simultaneously adding votes to their favorite nominees. Kids will also be able to gear up for game day by watching funny short videos, photo galleries and more on the site. Then on July 17th, Nick.com will be the official destination to score a court-side seat for all of the orange carpet action, complete with a live video and photo stream, straight from the main event, at 7:30p.m. ET/PT. Presenting sponsor of Nickelodeons Kids Choice Sports 2014 is SUBWAY restaurants. Associate sponsors are Air Hogs and Mattels BOOMco. Legendary Super Bowl Champion and Fox NFL Sunday analyst Michael Strahan is the co-host of the top-rated morning talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan helped lead the New York Giants to their third Super Bowl championship in 2007 with a dramatic win over the New England Patriots. A seventime Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons during his 15year NFL career, Strahan was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 when he broke the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks, a record that still stands today. Ian Stewart and Hamish Hamilton of Done + Dusted (London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, 2013 Victorias Secret Fashion Show, iHeartRadio Music Awards 2014) will serve as executive producers of Kids Choice Sports 2014, with Hamilton also serving as director of the show. Constance Schwartz of SMAC Entertainment is also an executive producer. As president of Done + Dusted, Ian Stewart devises, stages and films some of the biggest events across the planet. The prolific production company has garnered awards from the Grammys to a Peabody, Emmys and BAFTAs, Rose d'Ors and countless others. Recent highlights include: NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly 2012-2013, NBCs Hurricane Sandy Coming Together benefit, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 and Victorias Secre t Fashion Show 2013. Hamish Hamiltons credits as director include the 2014 Oscars, Supe r Bowl Halftime Show 2014, all four ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic Games, 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury. This year he receive d two BAFTAs and an Emmy nomination. Hamilton began his directing career in Scotland working for the BBC and has since travelled far and wide shooting documentaries, concert films and awards shows on every continent.MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER PHARRELL WILLIAMS TO PERFORM AT NICKELODEONS KIDS CHOICE SPORTS 2014 Multi-Grammy Award-Winner Pharrell Williams

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JULY 5, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 4 2401 WEST BEAVER STREETJacksonville, Florida 32209 904-388-1150 Beautiful Hair 4 U, a black owned beauty supplier of pure virgin hair founded by Mr. Christopher Freeman aka The Hair Czar, hosted its 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Hair Show Saturday June 28th at the Sheraton Hotel on Deerwood Park. Over 300 people attended the highly promoted event which included free admission and free food for the general public. The competition categories were for the Independent Hair Stylist, Hair Salon, and Make Up Stylist. The 1st place winners of the hair competitions Sherrina Freeman of Beauty Bar Studio and Daniel Angelo each received a 6 ft. trophy. Dianna Torres won a trophy for the Make Up competition. Event highlights that made the crowd go wild included hair stylist Daniel Angelos 15 second cut of his models long weave down to an asymmetrical semi-bob, a make-up sequence by Beauty Bar Studio which included several adorable girls under 10 years old ripping the runway, and a Nae Nae dance contest that wouldve given Chris Brown a run for his money! This hair show which also included a fashion showcase and business networking session for numerous black local entrepreneurs, is all a part of a vision 36 year old Jacksonville native Christopher Freeman has for creating more outlets where black consumers can be appreciated while also seeing the power of black businesses working together, especially in the beauty industry. Mr. Freeman states At Beautiful Hair 4 U we really love the black woman and want her and the black community to always feel like we truly appreciate their business, not only with our quality products and service, but by giving back in as many ways as we can. Mr. Freeman has given tens of thousands of dollars away in donations, scholarships, product, events, and other forms of charity to those within the black community. Mr. Freeman is all too familiar with the subpar experience many black women have openly shared, feeling like they are shopping at a beauty supply store of non-black ownership that preys on their loyal consumption of hair products without providing any quality level of service or charity to black community theyre making a substantial living from. Mr. Freeman states It took a while for black women to trust that a black owner like me could provide better quality hair and a better customer experience than my Korean and Arabian counterparts. But once they discovered that the pure virgin hair from my store was not only gorgeous, but of a superior quality that lasted months longer than the inferior processed hair sold at traditional beauty supply stores, there was a huge viral black female shift to Beautiful Hair 4 U. Overcoming adversity in the form of stereotypes is nothing foreign to Mr. Freeman. In 2001 he was incarcerated for federal drug conspiracy charges. He made a commitment during his incarceration to turn every inch operation that would serve his community the best way he could. Mr. Freeman enrolled in college while in prison and received his Associate Degree in Marketing with a 3.5 GPA. He recognized the fast growing trend for hair extensions amongst African American consumers, and wondered why there were so few black beauty supply owners. Bernards Beauty Supply was the only local black owned beauty store I could recall stated Mr. Freeman. Upon his release in November of 2010 he decided to do something about this lopsided hair market by thrusting himself fully within the industry. In 6 months Mr. Freeman was able to secure a quality overseas hair source for bulk shipments In 2 years Beautiful Hair 4 U has grown from an outthe-trunk hair supplier to a successful chain of four stores located in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Brunswick, GA. Mr. Freeman also takes great pride in doing motivational speaking regularly to ex-convicts within the federal re-entry program to help reintegrate them back into society and the workforce with strong life skills. Mr. Freeman states They look at me as one of the people that made it, which gives them hope for doing the right thing and turning their lives around. Unfortunately despite such philanthropic efforts and business success, Mr. Freeman admits hes encountered his fair share of hate from other non-black beauty supply owners that have tried to combat his quickly rising market share with all sorts of dirty tactics including falsely reporting to US customs authorities that he is smuggling drugs and not hair from overseas. Mr. Freeman states Its crazy that they would get so upset at a person doing in his community, what they have so adamantly done and protected for centuries in theirs! I just want to be a part of a movement where we regain a sense of our Black Wall Street unity and power, something lost in black culture but so heavily enforced in most others! Martin Luther King, Malcom X, and Marcus black culture forward. In 2014 with economic race disparities still too large and unchallenged, it is time to champion our great local black businesses so our dollars are wisely spent in places that re-invest back into our community like Beautiful Hair 4 U, because like their jingle running on local airwaves say, Its Owned By Us! BEAUTIFUL HAIR 4 U 1ST ANNUAL New Black Owned Beauty Business Showcases Unprecedented Love To The Black Community! Beautiful Hair 4 U5517 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 Phone 904.374.1460 www.beautifulhair4u.com Instagram @beautifulhair4u

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JULY 5, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 5 Weekly ad in hand. Coupons in pocket. BOGO-vision on. Its time to save.publix.com/save The 5th Annual Stop The Violence Recognition BanquetB Members of the El-Beth-El Community

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PAGE 6 THE STAR JULY 05, 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: Enfinety Kay'Shaun Johnson Age: 15 Weight: 108 lbs Last seen: 6/13/14 Name: Joseph Caldwell Age: 15 Weight: 135 lbs Last seen: 6/08/14 Name: Alea Grant Age: 16 Weight: 125 lbs Last seen: 6/11/14 Name: Karima Swan Age: 16 Weight: 109 lbs Last seen: 6/14/14MOSTWANTED Name: Rayla Chelcie Allen Offense: Grand Theft Name: James Anthony Blow Offense: Traffic in StolenProperty, Armed Robbery Name: Rahseen Courtney Brown Offense: Grand Theft Motor Vehicle Summer Safety! Auto Burglaries and Residential Burglaries It is not unusual for us to see a spike in property crimes during the summer months. Simple actions, such as keeping car doors locked; valuables out of plain sight; keeping the garage door closed and locked (even when you are home); all of these actions can help prevent you from becoming a victim of a property crime. Protect People and Pet in the Heat With temperatures rising and summer here, drivers must become knowledgeable about the potential dangers of leaving children, the elderly, or animals in a hot car and take that responsibility very seriously. Vehicles heat up quickly even with a window rolled down two inches. With temperatures in the 60s, your car can heat up to well above 110 degrees. Anyone who sees a child or an animal that is left in an unattended or unsupervised vehicle should immediately call 9-1-1. Per Florida State Statutes 316.6135 and 828.12 both incidents are punishable by law. A core body temperature of 107F is considered lethal, as cells are damaged and internal organs shut down. Childrens systems are not as efficient as an adults and their body temperatures warm at a rate three to five times fast than adults. Media reports seen across the nation were compiled by the Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University: Child Vehicular Hyperthermia Deaths for 1998-2013. Their analysis shows the following circumstances for children left in cars: 52% child "forgotten" by caregiver (316 Children) 29% child playing in unattended vehicle (175 Children) 18% child intentionally left in vehicle by adult (108 Children) 1% circumstances unknown (6 Children) In 2013, there were a total of 44 children in the United States who were left in cars and died from hyperthermia. Leaving a YoungPerson Home A big safety concern for parents is how to protect kids who are home alone during summer months. Only a parent can determine the right age for their child to be at home unsupervised, based on maturity level and other factors. NO CHILD should ever be given the responsibility of caring for another, younger sibling unless they are responsible, older children who would normally babysit for younger children who are not relatives. There are babysitting classes offered by area hospitals and non-profits. The minimum age for enrollment in those programs is usually 11 or 12. Again, parents must use discretion in making the decision to allow young people to stay home alone and/or care for other children, whether in your home or at someone elses. The favorite rule uttered by parents is: Don't let a stranger inside the house. It's a good rule, but ineffective. Stranger is not the best word to use. Kids expect strangers to be scary when indeed they look like an everyday person and kids need to know that. And some of the greatest threats to a childs safety can come from someone on the Internet and NOT necessarily at the front door. Safety Wanted Auto Theft Police are currently looking for Velana Kutaza Holloway. She has multiple warrants for Auto Theft and Dealing in Stolen Property. There are currently nine warrants for her arrest. Anyone who has any information about the location of this armed robbery suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866845-TIPS or email at rewards@fccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous and receive a possible reward up to $3,000. Purse Snatcher Arrested After Witness Takes Picture At about 7:30 p.m., police responded to a robbery that occurred and a victim told officers she was walking to her car and was just about to open the car door when she felt a tug on her purse. She turned her head and saw a male trying to pull her purse away from her. After a brief struggle, the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and ran off with her purse. The victim was treated for bruises and scratches at a local hospital. A witness who heard the victim yelling for help saw the suspect run and get in a black Monte Carlo. The witness took a picture of the car and showed it to the police. A description of the suspect and car were given to other officers. A short time later, an officer and a sergeant saw the car driving on the freeway. Police attempted to stop the driver of the car, but he continued to keep driving onward. After a brief chase, the suspect crashed the car as he attempted to exit. The suspect was then identified as 28-year-old Keith Robinson and was arrested. Detectives spoke with Robinson who said he stopped to get gas and was never near the K-Mart where the victim had gone. Robinson said he fled from police because he had illegal drugs (two pills) in the car, which he consumed before arrest. The victim identified Robinson as the person who took her purse. Subsequent to the arrest the victims credit car was found in Robinsons pocket. Detectives charged Robinson with robbery and fleeing and eluding. Man Flees from Traffic Stop and Throws Drugs on Roof of House A man was arrested after fleeing from the police during a traffic stop and trying to dispose evidence of any drugs he had. A traffic stop was initiated by an officer on a vehicle with two occupants. Another officer who was in the area noticed that a man was behind the wheel when it drove past him. But when the car was pulled over, the man was in the passenger seat and a woman was driving. The officer who stopped the car noticed that both occupants seemed nervous, their hands were shaking and they had trouble answering the officers questions. But one question 21-year-old Keshod Harris didnt have trouble answering was why he switched seats. He said that he didnt have a license. Harris was removed from the car while a deputy started writing the citation for driving with a suspended license. Just then, an officer noticed a bulge in Harris crotch and asked him if he was hiding any drugs or weapons in his underwear. Acting increasingly nervous, Harris insisted he wasnt hiding anything. Moments later, he took off running and pushed off one of the officers as he bolted from the scene. As the police officers gave chase and quickly closed in on Harris, he ran until he fell to the ground, raising his hands in the air, and giving up. While Harris was being secured, a citizen approached the officers to report that she had witnessed the foot chase while stopped at a traffic light and saw the fleeing suspect throw something onto the roof off a house. The Fire Department came out with a ladder and police climbed onto the roof and retrieved the plastic bag, which contained 121 oxycodone pills. Harris was arrested and will face charges including trafficking in oxycodone, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence and driving with a suspended license. He is being held without bond. Two Arrested for Using Cloned Cards Police arrested two men who used cloned credit cards to buy high end electronics and gift cards. An officer observed an Acura drive in to a Walmart parking lot in the afternoon and park at the end of the lot. The passenger, later identified as Ralph Brutus, 24, exited the vehicle and entered the store while the driver, later identified as Jeff Nezius, 24, moved the Acura closer to the garden store entrance. The officer contacted store loss prevention who reported that Brutus tried to buy a $369 iPad Mini but his credit card was declined. Nezius also entered the store and bought two gift cards for $250 apiece. When the officer contacted the suspects he was able to smell marijuana coming from the vehicle and Nezius admitted they had "two grams." Nezius emptied his pockets and removed about 30 credit cards. Brutus had four credit cards with marks that appeared to be from rubbing names and numbers off the front of the cards. At this time, Nezius is charged with trafficking in counterfeit credit cards and Brutus is charged with principal to trafficking in counterfeit credit cards. However, the investigation is continuing. Cloned or counterfeit credit cards are created using a swipe device that puts stolen account information on the magnetic strip on the back side of a blank or stolen card. The credit card industry recommends customers protect their personal financial information at all times; be wary of sharing credit or debit card account numbers online; use cash at places that don't record your transaction within sight; and consider switching to a company that issues "smart chip" credit cards which encrypt information into chips that cannot be changed or deleted. RalphBrutus Keith Robinson Keshod Harris Jeff Nezius On the Lookout!

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WASHINGTON, DC On June 23rd, in Richmond, Virginia, Congresswoman Corrine Brown was awarded an Honorary Degree of Laws from the Richmond Virginia Seminary. The degree was granted to Congresswoman Brown for her dedication and commitment to public service, according to the Seminary Chancellor, Dr. Leonard N. Smith. I am more than honoured to have been chosen to receive an Honorary Degree of Law from the Richmond Virginia Seminary. The Richmond Seminary is a most distinguished institution of learning, and plays an extremely important role in the community in preparing future ministers and spiritual leaders of the next generation. I am pleased to be included as a symbolic part of this educational institution, and will treasure this honorary degree from the Chancellor of this and spiritual development for many years, said Congresswoman Brown. JULY 5, 2014 THE STAR PAGE 7 Florida LOCAL WellCare is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Florida Medicaid program. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, co-payments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, premium and/or co-payments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year. Some plans are available to those who have medical assistance from both the state and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details. WellCare uses a formulary. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-877-699-3552 (TTY 711). There is no obligation to enroll. A variety of Medicare Advantage, Part D and Special Needs plans may be discussed. www.WellCareNow.com Call WellCare at 1-877-MY-WELLCARE (TTY 711) 8 a.m. p.m., 7 days a week. H1032_FL021506_WCM_ADF_ENG CMS Accepted 05062013 WellCare 2013 EP14 FL031_DUVAL 5/4/2014 FL_02_13 51290 Rides to your doctor Monthly no-cost health care supplies Prescription drug coverage Dental, vision and hearing benefits J75745_W51290_EP14_5.25x10_ENG_NE_NG_COWMC_05042014_WK11.indd 1 4/16/14 12:45:50 PM Congresswoman Corrine Brown Receives Honorary Law Degree from Richmond Virginia SeminaryJames V. Brooks Memorial Scholarship Fund Awards Scholarships and Forms Advisory BoardThe James V. Brooks Scholarship Fund was established to honor Brooks (a former Jacksonville, Florida band teacher and church musician) by his sister, Shirley Bing. The fund is administered by The Black Rose Foundation for Children and the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors in local Jacksonville high schools that intend to be active in music related activities during their higher education tenure. Recently, six scholarships were awarded to graduating seniors in local Jacksonville schools. The students who received the awards are expected to attend several different universities: Abigail Curry (Mars Hill University); (Jackson State University); Lilyan Jane Moss (The University of Florida); Samantha Nelson (Florida State University); and Evelyn Davis (the University of Florida). With this second years awards the Brooks Scholarship fund now has eleven students who have receive awards. The supporters of the fund also established a new Advisory Board. The role of the Advisory Board is to provide leadership in all activities related to the fund including fundraising, promotion of the fund, and selection of the scholarship recipients. Members of the Board met on Saturday, June 20, 2014 at Field Dreams (the home of Dr. Justine Redding and Mr. Rick Blackston). In attendance were: Shirley Bing, Lisa Cogdell, Birdine Jackson, Laretta Mitchell, Doris Parsons, Justine Redding, Marva Salary and the Founder and President of The Black Rose Foundation for Children, Dr. Sheila Flemming-Hunter. ship decisions and projected an agenda for its next meeting on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00am at a location to be announced. For more information about the scholarship and the foundation and to make a donation to the fund, please visit www.blackrosefoundation.org, email president@blackrosefoundation.org, or call (888) 530-9401. Left to right: Dr. Sheila Flemming-Hunter (President, The Black Rose Foundation for Children); Birdine Jackson, Laretta Mitchell, Shirley Bing (Founder), Lisa Cogdell, Janice Wright Walton, Marva Salary, Doris Parsons (seated) Left to right: Dr. Justine Redding (Hostess); Birdine Jackson, Laretta Mitchell, Shirley Bing (Founder), Lisa Cogdell, Janice Wright Walton, Marva Salary, Doris Parsons (seated) Jacksonville attorney S. Grier Wells was presented with The Florida Bar Presidents Award of Merit at The Florida Bars 64th Annual Convention last month at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. Outgoing Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis thanked Wells for his wealth of leadership on a multitude of issues, particularly the Clients Security Fund administration and for his years of dedicated service and many contributions as a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors from 2002-14. Wells is a shareholder in the Jacksonville practices trial law. He has served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors since 2002JACKSONVILLE ATTORNEY S. GRIER WELLS RECEIVES THE FLORIDA BAR PRESIDENTS AWARD OF MERIT Photo by F.M. Powell with The Florida/Georgia Star

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PAGE THESTAR JULY 5. 2014Brunswick Nonagenarian Celebrates With Family & MayorMildred B. Williams celebrated 90 years of life in Brunswick as more than 50 family members joined her at her Brunswick home, along with Brunswicks first Black mayor, Cornell Harvey, former commissioner Brooks and Rev. Zack Llyes. Ms. Williams said she never expected such a celebration as she thanked family and friends for joining her. As the mother of the church she joined as a child, St. Andrews Holiness Church on Amherst, the congregation joined with family members in wishing her a happy birthday on Sunday morning, with a response from her that she expects to live another ten plus years so prepare to celebrate again. LOCALNEWS ARREST MADE IN CAMDEN COUNTY TWO FIRES Mildred B. Williams, celebrating 90 years, with her 93 year old sister, Arnetta Jackson, Gainesville, Florida and Brunswicks first Black mayor, Cornell Harvey, standing behind her while surrounded by her five children from left to right, Eric Williams, Atlanta; Laura Sams, Valdosta; Edward Williams, Brunswick; Maggie Lowery, St. Petersburg and Cassie Williams, Brunswick. Wil Ellis Williams, Jacksonville, first cousin, daughter Maggie and Mayor Harvey. Torri Williams (Mrs Williams deceased son) with aunt Maggie Some members of her deceased sisters family, Elizabeth King, the Kings of Savannah The birthday lady and her cake Mayor Harvey greets the birthday lady James Herbert Butler, 20 of St. Marys has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson in relation to the fire that destroyed TNT Lanes last week. He was also charged with the fire that claimed the old paper mill property in St Marys earlier in June. According to the police department, detecting equipment was used to see if any substances may have aided the bowling alley blaze. "After recording positive alerts, the fire scene was processed and evidence samples believed to contain an accelerant were collect, packaged and transported to the police department for further processing," police stated. Investigation led police to the suspects home where he agreed to be questioned at the station. According to a police statement, Butler admitted to being involved in setting the bowling alley fire. He also told them he was involved in the paper mill fire, which occured on June 1. Investigations continue.

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PAGE 9 THE STAR JULY 5, 2014 HOLYFIELD RETIRES FROM THE RINGJacksonville Suns will play during holiday weekend JACKSONVILLE, FL The Jacksonville Suns will be from July 4-8! with the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, Red, White donate blood! Run The Bases! Its a day of faith, fellowship and our naCooper will serve as head coach coach of the previous seasons conference champion serves as the All-Star coach for that conference, provided that the coach reWNBA title, earned her spot on Since Fred Williams, head now at the helm in Tulsa, the East head coach was selected based It will be the third such honor are determined by fan participavoted on by the WNBAs head coaches, will be announced on The three-time Eastern Conferin its seventh season in the Womens National Basketball AssoAtlanta Dream head coach Cooper will coach All-Star game Former 4 time heavyweight champihas announced his retirement from the sport of boxing recently, after almost 30 years as a professional prizewho worked on the inside of an opponent with ability to hit and move at will and showed that Former 4 time heavyweight champimost 30 years as a professional prizePAGE 9 THE STAR JUNE 28, 2014 SPORTS LeBron leaves MiamiFlagler College head womens basketball coach Erika Lang-Montgomery attended the two-and-a-half day elite leadership program, The Center for Coaching Excellence, which was presented by the Womens Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Columbia University Athletics June 19 in New York City. There were a total of 36 womens basketball coaches in attendance for the invitation-only event. Wow, what an amazing experience, exclaimed Lang-Montgomery, who just at the helm of the Flagler program. I am very thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Center for Coaching Excellence leadership conference. It was great to collaborate with some of the top coaches in our sport. I learned so much about myself in those two-and-a-half days. The information that was provided will help me continue to grow as a coach and a leader. Dianne and Cathie were awesome facilitators and their vision is helping our game to grow. Utilizing collaborative and interactive learning sessions along with lectures and panel discussions featuring experts in college athletics, The Center for Coaching Excellence gives college womens basketball coaches valuable networking opportunities with their peers and top industry leaders. Lang-Montgomery coached the Saints to their second consecutive Peach Belt Conference Tournament appearance this past season. Flagler 10-9 in conference play. Two years ago, the Saints comthe programs most wins Lang-Montgomery attends elite leadership program Erika Lang-MontgomeryJaguars WR Robinson signs 4-year rookie contract JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen million. the team completed its offseason program. A second-round pick from Penn State, Robinson gets a Jacksonville has one unsigned rookie remaining: fellow second-rounder Marqise Lee. The Jaguars traded up to select Robinson with the 61st overall selection. He missed most of organized team activities, including a three-day minicamp last week, because of a right hamstring injury. By MIKE BONTS Florida Sports WireThe NBAs Miami Heat were told Tuesday, June termination option and explore the free-agent market. James, a four-time NBA MVP, had a June 30 deadline to with the Heat. It was the third straight double-digit victory against the Heat a team that dashed their NBA title dreams a season I was informed this morning of his intentions. We fully expected LeBron to opt-out and exercise his free agent rights, so this does not come as a surprise. As I said players have a right to free agency and when they have these opportunities, the right to explore their options, said club president Pat Riley. The last four seasons have been historic and LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Erik Spoelstra have led the Miami HEAT to one of the most unprecedented runs in the history of the NBA. We look forward to sitting down with LeBron and his representatives and talking about our future together. At the moment, we are preparing for the opportunities in the Draft and Free Agency as we continue with our goal of winning NBA Championships, Riley noted. Miami reached the NBA Finals in each of James four years with the club, winning back-to-back tiThe Heat were denied a threepeat by the San Antonio Spurs earlier this month. points, 6.9 rebounds games last season. UNF womens basketball team participates in Chillin4CharityAfter being challenged, several members of the University of North Florida UNBF Cold Water Challenge on port of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Head coach Mary Tappmeyer, assistant coaches Nancy Miller and Keunta Miles and seniors Destinee Smith and Brittney Wright were doused with ice cold water ens basketball team. Started by University of Arizona head Yow Cancer Fund, anyone issued a chalFor each coach that answers to the challenge, the issuing coach will make a donation to the foundation. If the challenge remains unaccepted, the challenged coach makes a donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Meanwhile, for student-athletes, community service hours are owed. Each student-athlete that responds to the challenge, the issuing student-athlete will perform two hours of community service. If a student-athlete declines the challenge, hours of community service. Tappmeyer called out Lynn Bria (Stetson) and Dawn Plitzuweit (Northern Kentucky) and Angie Johnson (Georgia). Miller picked Chelsea Dermyer (Florida Gulf Coast), Jonathan Norton (Columbus State) and Paula Williams (former UNF assistant coach who was a graduate assistant under Kay Yow at NC State). Miles selected Pat Gajardo (AAU Coach South Florida) and the Daytona State womens basketball staff. Wright named Sharmayne Edwards (USC Upstate) and Smith called out Whitney Knight (Florida Gulf Coast). NBAs James exercises his right to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat Marshall named new director of athletics at Hampton decades of athletic adminwas a political science protime, there was a need for increased focus on the area of student-athlete academic served as Faculty Athletics Representative for the previministration that he be allowed to return to Academic Afsistant Vice President of Athletics and worked in an athEugene Marshall Jr.

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FORD CRIME &JUSTICE KEVIN KIM GEORGIA / CARIBBEAN ARTHIA NIXON TALK OF THE TOWN FRANCES BRADLEY, VOLUME BURKS SPECIAL SECTION TIA AYELE SPORTS MIKE BONTS LAURENCE GREENE GEORGIA MARKETING and NEWS ANGELA FAVORS MORRELL Mayor Alvin Brown and Congresswoman Corrine Brown invite you to a special reception honoring Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC, 6th District), for the release of his book, Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black The free event will be held July 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Ritz Theatre. Congressman Clyburn, who is the third-ranking Democrat serving in the House, will sign copies of his book as well as answer questions about his journey to Capitol Hill. Please call (904) 630-3690 to reserve your spot. 2014 JAZZ SERIES featuring Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Pierre Kendrick (pmkendrick.com) Saturday, August 2, at Burney Park Historic American Beach, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Vendor: American Beach Ms. Dees Catering. Bring your lawn chairs and come out hungry and ready to have some fun...READY TO WOBBLE WOBBLE OR BLURRED LINES? Donations accepted for future jazz series. Sponsored by: Abpoa (american beach property owners assoc. inc.) AMERBEACHEVENTS@AOL.COM GENERATION W is proud to present together with The Alhambra Theatre & Dining THE CIRCLE. A play about life affirmation. Written by and starring NBCs Tina Lifford. Two shows only, August 24 & 25. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner served until 7:45 p.m. Curtain at 8:00 p.m. Join us for a post-show discussion with the cast immediately following the play. Guests are invited to engage. Call 904-641-1212 or book online https://sales.al hambrajax.com/100/ LIBRARY TO HOST FREE FICTION WRITERS FESTIVAL Featuring New York Times Best-Selling Author Brenda Jackson JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 1, 2014 Romance or at least the romance fiction genreis alive and well in Jacksonville. Six local authors well-known for their novels in urban, romance and fantasy fiction will take part in the Fiction Writers Festival at the Olga L. Bradham and Etta L. Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave., July 12, 12:30 to 4 p.m. The lineup of writers includes New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson. The group will discuss their works with fans and have books for sale. Note that some authors will accept cash only; others will accept credit cards. The program is free and open to the public. 1 p.m. Angelia Vernon Menchan Since January 2006, Menchan has published 17 books and an additional 33 e-books through her small publishing company. She is the cofounder of Honorable MENCHAN Media. She resides in Jacksonville. Her books include Mrs. Black?, Ramblings: Vol. 1, a blogged book and more. 1:30 p.m. Jaye Cherie Cherie is editor and publisher of Entertainment Wire, an online entertainment medium devoted to news, reviews and interviews. She has photographed, interviewed, and written articles on entertainers and personalities. Cherie was born and raised in Jacksonville. Her books include The Gold Digger's Club and The Cost of Love and Sanity. 2 p.m. Brenda Jackson Jackson enjoys the distinction of being the first African American to have more than 100 novels and novellas in publication. Many of those novels have reached the New York Times and the USA Today best-sellers lists. A native of Jacksonville, Jackson graduated from William M. Raines High School and earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Jacksonville University. Her books include Canyon, A Mans Promise, A Brothers Honor in the librarys collection, and many more. 3 p.m. Zena Wynn Wynn is author of the Fantasy Island series, True Mates series, the Nina Chronicles, and many other single titles. Her goal for 2014 is to write more, aiming for at least three releases a year. Wynn resides in Jacksonville. Her books include Mary and the Bear, True Mates: Nikolais Wolf and more. 3:30 p.m. Roy Glenn Known as the master of urban suspense, Glenns first novel featured the popular Mike Black character, and sparked the Mike Black saga series. Glenn was born and raised in the Bronx and now lives in Jacksonville. He is currently working on several projects including a film adaption of one of his books. Look for Beneath the Surface, Outlaw, Is It A Crime and many more of Glenns books at the library. 4 p.m. Nikki Urban After being laid off from her job in June 2008, Urban focused on her passion for writing and completed her first manuscript, for Jades Diary, in three months. Urban currently resides in Jacksonville. She received a bachelors degree in mass communication from Shaw University and a masters in public relations from East Tennessee State University. Urbans books include Damaged Goods and Jades Diary at the library. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. For special accommodations, please call 630-4655 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. OPINIONS What Is Wrong With Us?My Day By Dr. J. Ester Davis First of all, my deep applause!!!.. and honor to Dallas County Commissioners for their efforts to shelter as many children as possible in our vacant schools in and around Dallas, Texas. The citizens of this community will support your leadership and celebrate your human rights valor. History, rather you acknowledge it or not, plays a major role in our lives I want to talk about Americas blazing hypocrisy and the misuse of labels like undocumented immigrants." On the eve of July 4th, I think some Americans forget that we are, first of all, absolutely a nation of immigrants. Lets end the pretense of virtue. On the eve of July 4th, America is faced with a test they are failing. Several thousand parents made the decision to send their children to the finest country in the world for a better life, a free land. And the parents in America decided to . decide. what to do. To a civilized society these are the least of theses." These are children. kids. Where in one case a border patrolman had to leave his post to buy diapers with his own money. Speaking of undocumented immigrants," lets appropriately start with slavery. Thats called involuntary undocumented immigrants. Do also remember that we had a Civil War in this country. No oceans. No borders. No walls. So lets end the pretense of virtue. The thirteen colonies were a diverse religious and ethnic group. The great California gold rush had a rush of Chinese immigrants. From 1845 to 1850, twenty(20)million Irish Catholics entered this country and this country at the time, had a deep resentment toward Catholics. Interesting enough, Ellis Island in New York, did not open until 1892. Poles, Jews, Czechs, Slovaks, Russians, Southern Italians, Serbs, Africans, Germans, all came to become Americans pledging to make their just contributions. So, it is fair to surmise that people coming into this grand country do not weaken us, but rather join us, the other so called Americans. There is more for consideration. Legally and illegally, from 1980 to 2007, ten million people migrated to United States of America. Today statistics records one million immigrants to America per year. So, what is wrong with the children? One final point on hypocrisy. We Americans buy products for our daily lives. These products and services are made in other countries, at low wages, to the parents of these children. In America, we dont want to pay documented minimal wages to our own people, so we send our products for manufacturing to other countries for even lower wages. Everybody knows the rest of the story. Lets end the pretense o f virtue and concentrate on the emigration and documented avoidance of paying taxes by usage o f offshore accounts. Bottom line, these parents made a supreme sacrifice. They believe so much in the American way that they sent their precious cargo to another land for developing. Thanks again to Dallas County for leading. And to our President for not waiting. Reach Ester Davis at 214.376.9000 or esterdayone@gmail.com

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