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NORTHEAST FLORIDAS OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST READ AFRICAN AMERICAN OWNED NEWSPAPER The Florida Star P. O. Box 40629 Jacksonville, FL 32203 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 Cards Accepted Wish to give us a News Story? Call (904) 766-8834 or Send it to: Editorial...............................1 Church..........................2 Youth News...............................3 Community.....................10 Columns.............................10 Local-Florida............................7 Sports........................8 Local-Georgia........................9 Classified...............11 Business..................................12I N S I D E Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Jacksonville, FL Permit No. 3617 Cant Get to the Store? Have The Star Delivered! Read The Florida and Georgia Star Newspapers. Listen to IMPACT Radio Talk Show. The peoples choice An Award Winning Publicationserving you since 1951. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau BlackVoters Made Doug Jones a U. S. Senator in Alabama VOLUME 67, NUMBER 36 DECEMBER 16 DECEMBER 22, 2017 $1.00 By Matthew Walther The Week The number of living elected By Stacy M. Brown Roy Moore and Doug JonesPlease see Election, page 6 Please see Brown, page 6Omarosa Manigault Newman Denies She Was Fired From The White House By Hayley Miller Omarosa Manigault Newman CORRINE BROWN Game-Saving Interception Preserves Falcons Win Over Saints Sports, Page 8 Jaguars Defense Collects Three Interceptions While Offense Shines In Win Over SeahawksSports, Page 8 Tavis Smiley statement on PBS investigation of misconduct IN DEFENSE OF By Adesina O. Koiki Coach At Edward Waters College EWC new football coach on Thursday. (Photo Courtesy of Edward Waters College) Travis SmileyAtlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu


PAGE 2 THE STAR DECEMBER 16, 2017 OPINIONS The views and information expressed in this column are not necessarily the views of the publisher or advertisers. Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: By Lucius Gantt The Gantt Report-Dead Witch Walking Sixty-Three Percent of White Alabama Women Voted for Roy Moore Renewed HopeAlabama Special U.S. Senate Election


DECEMBER 16, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 3 Black History Spotlight Janet Emerson Bashen By Denise WilliamsJ African-American female to secure a patent for her software to process Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) which manages intake, tracking, and management of a claim in order to track the claims lifecycle in addition to making data available to compile reports. Ohio on February 12, 1957. She came from a working-class family, her father was employed as a sanitation worker and American emergency room nurse. Bashen is a graduate of the University of Houston and pursued advanced degrees in legal studies & government while there. After completing her studies, Bashen became employed in the insurance involved in the formulation of third-party teams to scrutinize Equal Employment After several of her recommendations were not received from upper management, Bashen borrowed a mere $5,000.00 from a family member to fund her own EEO focused on investigating EEO claims as a of discriminatory action based on race, religion, color, sex or national origin. The Bashen Corporation has been contracted to work for companies not limited to but included Compaq Computers, Goodyear Tires, and General Motors. The growth of her company presented a new problem of how to securely store and retrieve documented information relating to EEO cases. Her software, developed with her cousin entitled, LinkLine was her address her need. After the development phase of the software was completed, Bashen was approved for patent #6,985,922 on January 10, 2006, making a software patent in the United States. Her patent details a method apparatus & system for processing compliance actions over a wide-area network. Since then she has developed several software programs that assist businesses in processing A study from the U.S. Department of Education found black children represent 19 percent of preschool enrollment but make up 47 percent of all suspensions. The study also found black K-12 students are 3.8 times more likely to be suspended than white students. A study from the U.S. Department of Education shows black preschoolers at public schools are 3.6 times more likely to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions than white preschoolers. White students represent 41 percent of preschool enrollment but only make up 28 percent of all preschool suspensions. The data used for the study was collected during the 20132014 school year and included 16,758 school districts (99.2 percent of all public school districts), 95,507 schools (99.5 percent of all public schools) and 50,035,744 total public school students. The group broke down the numbers by males and females as well. It found black males represent 19 percent of male preschool enrollment but make up 45 percent of male suspensions. Black females represent 20 percent of female preschool enrollment but make up 54 percent of female suspensions. The study also found similar racial disparities in suspensions for students in grades K-12. Of the 2.8 million K-12 students surveyed, 1.1 million were black and 610,000 were Latino. Six percent of total students surveyed had received one or more out-of-school suspensions. Of that percent, 18 percent were black boys, 10 percent were black girls, 5 percent were white boys and 2 percent were white girls. Expulsion in early childhood education is not an intervention. Over a decade of research and data tell us that the policies and practices of suspension and expulsion in early childhood, children of color, are causing harm to children and families, the National Association for the Education of Young Children wrote in a statement regarding In the statement, NAEYC also references a twelve-yearold study from Yale University, which determined preschoolers are three-times more likely to be expelled than school-aged children, reports American Progress. More recent data from the National Survey of Childrens Health shows 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least once in 2016. Another 17,000 preschoolers are estimated to have been expelled, equaling out to approximately 250 preschool suspensions or expulsions each day in 2016. Yale University Professor Walter Gilliam, a contributor to the 2005 Yale study, says the best three predictors of preschool expulsion are the three Bs: big, black or boy. An additional study was released by Yale in 2016 and looked into implicit racial bias among early educators, suggesting it is a large reason for the disproportionate punishment received by black boys. In the study, teachers watched a video of preschoolers and were later asked to point out potentially troublesome behaviors. Overall, black boys were watched more closely for challenging behaviors. However, the video actually did not feature any challenging behavior, indicating many of the underlying causes of preschool discipline are rooted in adult bias instead of child behavior. Amy RockTBTNEWS REPORT Black Preschoolers Suspended More Than White Students NewFM on Doug Jones Victory: Local Voter Mobilization Matters The New Florida Majority ) NewFM) released the following statement after the Doug Jones win in the federal special Last nights results in the Alabama U.S. Senate race is a victory in the battle against sexual harassment, assault, and bigotry. It is also a testament to the power of voter outreach. Record turnout, especially in black metropolitan areas, not only helped turn the election for Doug Jones, but should also provide a model for next years gubernatorial and federal Senate contests in Florida. Communities win when time and money is spent collaborating with local organizations, and animating volunteers, to register and engage voters on the issues that directly impact their lives. The political reality is that the impact of the work that so many of us do to push back against issues like white supremacy, sexual harassment & assault will be limited if we cannot win elections. That is why the job that volunteers and under-resourced groups like the Ordinary Peoples Society did to increase the turnout by nearly 50% from the primaries, cannot be overstated. Neither can the turnout of black women, who have spent generations being underappreciated and overlooked and the last year alone in the cross hairs of a misogynist President. That they, as a group, would help turn the tide of someone so enthusiastically supported by that predatory President is both poetic justice and a preview of a potential greater reckoning when are not afraid to we follow their lead. Make no mistake -Senatorelect Jones still has to go out and see through on the promise sparked tonight. What tonights victory reminds us is despite people will turn out --if you ask them. 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DECEMBER 16, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 5 ATLANTA Originally from the Bahamas, Aliyah Mamapain Najm found her passion for cuisine while working at her parents restaurant. She eventually moved to Tallahassee, Florida where she and her then husband opened a seafood restaurant. Aliyah quickly became an indispensable asset to the restaurant, bringing her exquisite palate and creativity to everything she touched. In November 2016, Aliyah showcased her culinary talents on the Food Networks hit television show, The Clash of the Grandmas, a role in which she wowed the judges and audience members with her As part of her job to inspire and educate, she is now representing some of the most experienced and talented chefs in Atlanta with the launch of her new to capture the hearts of people through great food and professional service. I ready to serve you, stated owner, Aliyah Najm group cooking classes and meal prep services. Their team is trained to treat your special event as an extension of their ownwhere food is shared, memories are created, and souls are fed. This was an opportunity for me to support a dream of my mother. Gold The chefs are professional as they provide various cuisines with exceptional All services accommodate dietary restrictions of our clients which can include meals for special diets for illnesses or weight loss. Their specialty is helping clients entertain guest through their superb culinary dishes. planning, shopping, cooking and preparing for that special event or occasion. servers, before and after clean up, photography, DJ and security services. dinner party, cocktail party, family gathering, business luncheon or romantic Mother of Rapper T-Pain Launches Private Catering LIFE STYLE William Jackson, My Quest To Teach Edited By Aida C.The Hip Hop Nutcracker was a musical explosion combing old school Hip Hop with classical music and the grace, elegance and power of Hip Hop dancing. The back drop story line of the Nutcracker provided the framework on a story that is relevant generationally dealing with the diversity of relationships and family. Using music to transcend dialogue, the dancing of the actors showed that emotions, passions, fears, desires and love help to form our humanity and used to tell a unique story. In its own right Hip Hop has cultural and generational significance, inspiring musical artistry allowed story-telling to be told in a dynamic and electrifying production that literally has the their memories of Hip Hop in the 80s. Kurtis Blow still has a masterful way of getting the audience hyped and providing avenues of remembrance through the decades. The 80s when real Hip Hop was formed and had audiences of all ages dancing in the streets, in house parties, schools and even some churches that Hip Hop as a way of community connection and unity. There is a cross generational connection of memories when the 80s Hip Hop is heard. The Nutcracker has international acclaim which combined with the athletic artistry of dancers, gymnast and those that appear to defy gravity if just for a brief moment excites and brings true the abilities of youth, teens and young adults as artists. Building a unique musical journey that draws in a generation that may not even know about the classical Nutcracker story that has many variations. Woven into a story decades old and combining with not just a dance style, but a way of life in Hip Hop. The melodious manipulations of Hip Hop songs and classical music as manifested by a DJ (disc jockey), collaborated scratches building on the tempo, scales and instrumentation of accompaniment and unity. The music radiates a yearning to connect related to instrumentation on an electronic scale. If youre a child of the 70s and 80s you will enjoy the show and want to tell your children about the simpler time when there were arguments were many times or creating on the \300\003\\000UDSV\003WKDW\003ZHUH\003 creative, innovative and allowed the EUDLQ\003WR\003\300\003RZ\003XVLQJ\003 language not bullets to settle disagreements. Parents should take their kids to see Hip Hop Nutcracker to show them the power of a musical genre still shared around the world and as powerful and moving as classical music. The combination is so Dope and Lit it can carry you way, back to a time when life seems built on music, love and family. Hip Hop Nutcracker Blending of Hip Hop and the Classic Nutcracker William Jackson and Aida C.Photo Credit: Instagram/WilliamDJackson Aliyah Mamapain Najm Now more than ever, we need the power of dance to bring us all together, connected by our common humanity. Engage your emotions when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns with contemporary works that touch on timely topics and the beloved classic Revelations, Alvin Aileys masterpiece that fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.FEBRUARY 20, 2018Times-Union Center 7:30 (904) 632-5000 PHOTO: MICHAEL JACKSON, JR. PHOTO BY ANDREW ECCLES


PAGE 6 THE STAR DECEMBER 16, 2017 something as simple and lifeenhancing as college football. When Brown appeared on the 2009 wearing a tangerine Florida Gators dressing gown also heaped scorn on the thenbalance of her time. sealed Browns fate are not the wrongdoing in her long political West African millionaire once to obtain a $240 million deposit after she had sandbags delivered are a window into the world of formalism of process and clichs Congresswoman Brown chose greed and personal gain over the Congresswoman Corrine positions in the nation for her pale in comparison with what crime and that accepting 10 or 50 in order to implement their agenda is politics. Story was published in TheWeek Publication the local mall in Gadsen for badon Twitter with some straight-forward and emotional posts. tative Gwen Moores posts was times: sitive comments. when he was on the campaign trail. rights. Weve done a lot of things band isnt a bigot. Moore has never been one to Even before the allegations that Senate nominee in recent memoof the Ten Commandments that hed ordered placed on state propanother said that he tried to rape allegations against Moore were minor factor or not a factor at all. the remaining Klansmen responElectionContinued from page 1BrownContinued from page 1


DECEMBER 16, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 7 Since 1988, the Florida Lottery has contributed over $32 billion and counting to our public education system and has sent over 775,000 students to college and beyond on Bright Futures Scholarships. Every time you play, you grant Floridas brightest the opportunity to achieve their dreams and ultimately boost the states economy, all while funding the next generation of students. Your ticket is their ticket to a brighter future. A community outreach program of Allen Robinsons Within Reach FoundationJacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Allen Robinson hosted his 3nd Annual Operation Elf program on Wednesday, a community outreach initiative of Allen Robinsons Within Reach Foundation. The Within Reach Foundation partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to provide a festive holiday event for children in-need who would otherwise have little or no Christmas at all. Robinson spent the evening with 50 Jacksonville-area kids from The Bridge Boys & Girls Club at Academy Sports + Outdoors, where each child received autographed items, a Jaguars jersey and new pair of tennis shoes from Allen and a new bicycle and helmet thanks to Academy Sports + Outdoors. For more information about Allen Robinsons Within Reach Foundation, please visit About Allen Robinsons Within Reach Foundation | The Mission of Allen Robinsons Within Reach Foundation is to provide educational opportunities and resources to low-income and inner city Jacksonville-area students to help put success within their reach. Jacksonville Jaguars Wide Receiver Allen Robison Hosts Christmas Program for Deserving Kids in Jacksonville LOCAL | FLORIDA


By Adesina O. Koiki ATLANTA Not only did the Atlanta Falcons defense have its back against the wall late against New Orleans, the teams season was virtually on the line, as a loss would have been a damaging blow to its playoff hopes. Falcons linebacker Deion Jones made sure the defense made the biggest play of the season to keep those playoff hopes alive, as his interception in the end zone saved the game for the Falcons, as they defeated the Saints 2017 on Thursday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. With the win, the Falcons (8-5) move three games, the Falcons are assured the NFC South title for a second consecutive season. New Orleans was marching its way toward the game-winning score, inside of the Falcons 15-yard line with 90 seconds remaining, before Jones cut in front of Saints tight end Josh Hill and made a leaping interception of a pass from Drew Brees in the end zone to extinguish the Saints last chance at victory. I knew I was isolated and I thought Drew [Brees] knew that, said Jones when describing the game-saving interception. When the tight end looked back, I looked back and the ball was right there. I just tried to make a play on the ball and I happened to catch it. Catching the ball was one thing. Surviving the fall to the ground and keeping possession of the ball, after leaping high in the air to make the interception, brought its own issues. The Falcons are still standing and accounted for in the race to win the NFC South despite an uncharacteristically poor game at home from Falcons veteran quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw three interceptions all coming on consecutive drives between the second and third quarters. Ryans second interception on was a pass that tight end Austin Hooper initially caught, but then bobbled into the hands of safety Chris Banjo at the Atlanta 29yard line. Four plays later, Brees threw a 1-yard touchdown to wide receiver Michael Thomas to give New Orleans a 17-10 lead. Atlanta responded by marching 9-yard line, before disaster struck once more. On a third down, Ryan rolled out of the pocket to his left before lobbing a pass into the end zone for Julio Jones that was intercepted by safety Marcus Williams. Fortunately for the Falcons, their defense continued to force the Saints to punt before the offense found its footing in the fourth quarter. On the 69-yard scoring drive for Atlanta that led to the tying score, the Falcons were aided by three Saints penalties that gave threw a touchdown pass in the game after hitting Mohamed Sanu on a pass up the middle from eight yards out to tie the game at 17 with just under 10 minutes remaining in regulation. After Atlanta forced another New Orleans punt, Ryan connected with Sanu for 22 yards to start the drive. It ended with a remaining to give Atlanta a 20-17 lead. New Orleans, on its potential game-winfrom Brees to Thomas to get the Saints into Falcons territory. A few plays later came a controversial decision from Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who decided to decline a holding penalty that occurred on an incomplete pass when the Saints were yard line. On fourth-and-1, New Orleans decided to go for it, and Brees converted when he gained two yards on a quarterback sneak. Atlanta will now have 10 days off before Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Monday, Dec. 18 at PAGE 8 THE STAR DECEMBER 16, 2017 Jaguars Defense Collects Three Interceptions While Offense Shines In Win Over Seahawks, 30-24 By Adesina O. Koiki they considered Sundays matchup a statement game or not, the Jacksonville Jaguars let their actions speak louder for themselves during their game against the Seattle Seahawks. If you dont think the Jaguars are a serious contender, you better think again. Jacksonvilles defense recorded three sell Wilson, while his counterpart, Blake Bortles, continued his improved play at quarterback with two touchdown passes as the Jaguars defeated the Seattle Sewinning season since 2007 and also marked the Jaguars fourth consecutive victory at home. With Tennessees loss on the road to with three games remaining. Jacksonville will clinch a playoff spot with a victory at home next Sunday against the Houston Texans. biggest play of the half came when Jalen Ramsey intercepted a deep Wilson pass in the end zone to extinguish a Seahawks second-quarter drive and preserve Jacksonvilles lead. ter, Jacksonville forced Wilson into an intentional grounding penalty, then intercepted him as cornerback A.J. Bouye came away with the pick along the right cash in on Wilsons second interception, with Bortles throwing an 18-yard touchdown to rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook to give Jacksonville a 10-0 lead. secutive drives for the Jaguars offense that ended in touchdowns. Seattle scored 10 unanswered points to tie the game. Wilson led the Seahawks on a nine-play, 65-yard drive ending with a ing kickoff was fumbled by Jags kick returner Corey Grant, and Seattle recovered the ball at Jacksonvilles 25-yard line. Two plays later, Wilson lobbed a pass deep right to Doug Baldwin for a 26-yard touchdown to tie the game at 10-all. Jacksonvilles special teams then atoned for its error from earlier in the quarter to help it open up a two-touchdown lead. On a Seattle punt, Jaguars receiver Jaydon Mickens returned it 72 yards down to the Seahawks 1-yard line. On the next play, Fournette scored on a Bouye then came away with his second interception of the game, on a deep pass from Wilson at the Jaguars 2-yard line. Despite being backed up in its own territory, the Jaguars were able to drive 65 goal by Lambo to open up Jacksonvilles The Jaguars were able to close the drive on fourth down with under a minute to go. Jacksonville plays its next game on Sunday Dec. 17 against the Houston TexBy Debby Wong One of the NFLs most prestiMan of the Year Award recognizes an NFL player for their outstanding service and excelyear, Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Ben Garland and Jacksonville Jaguars sixth-year DT Malik Jackson are the team picks for this outstanding award. Garland, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, is involved in the Atlanta Falcons military outreach and has dedicated his personal time to honoring veterans, service members and their families for their service. In his three seasons with the Falcons, Ben has participated in more than 60 community events. He has a passion for teaching youth to be active and has met with youth foot60 camps, taught proper football techniques at Gatorade Junior Training Camps, visited hospital patients, and more. Malik Jacksons foundation, Maliks Gifts, supports military, at-risk youth and their families, as well as pet adoption. In 2017, Jackson committed $5,000 to Jacksonvilles Five Star Veterans Center that provides safe and secure housing for displaced veterans facing homelessness and unemployment. In addition Jackson hosted Gold Star Wives Day which honored 50 widowed women of service members who have died while serving their country. Jacksons $2,000 donation provided child care, dinner and a special night out for these 50 women. trophy silhouette will appear in uniform elements to further recognize past award winners and current nominees. Garland and Jackson will wear a Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the season, in recognition of their accomplishments. teams. A panel of judges, which includes Roger Goodell (NFL previous years winner, and a number of former players select the winner of the award. A total of Five hundred thousand dollars will be donated in the name of the 2017 winner. $250,000 will be donated to the winners charity of choice and $250,000 will be donated in his book across the country. The two $100,000 donation to their charity of choice and a $100,000 donation in their names to exother 29 nominees will receive a $50,000 donation to their charity of choice and an additional $50,000 donation in their name All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation and United Way Worldwide. Three of the nominees will be tional award in January 2018. The winner will be announced in Minneapolis at the annual NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) is knocked out of bounds by Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) on December 10, 2017 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Laurence Greene/The Florida Star)Game-Saving Interception Preserves Falcons Win Over Saints, 20-17 secutive drives between the second Atlanta responded by marching 9-yard line, before disaster struck once more. On a third down, Ryan rolled out of the pocket to his left before lobbing a pass into the end zone for Julio Jones that was intercepted by safety Marcus Williams. Game-Saving Interception Preserves Falcons Win Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed touchdown during the game against the New Orleans Saints on December 7, 2017 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paul D. McPherson, Jr./The Florida-Georgia Star) Walter Payton Man of the Year Awards EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (The Florida-Georgia Star/ Laurence Greene)By Adesina O. Koiki consecutive defeat in the face, Florida guard Chris Chiozza made sure the Gators snapped out of their funk. The senior guard scored the Gators last six points, as well as assisted on a crucial three-pointer late in the second half, as No. 5 Florida edged No. 17 Cincinnati 66-60 in the second game of the Never ForCenter in Newark, N.J. point lead into halftime, opened the lechovs two free throws to open up 28. The rest of the half was close, nine ties and seven lead changes. The game was tied at 55 with four minutes remaining when Chiozza backed down his defender, Justin Jenifer, into the lane before zipping a pass to a wide-open Jalen Hudson in the right corner, who hit a three-pointer to give the Gators a 58-55 advantage. A jumper by Kyle Washington and two free throws from Cane Broome gave Cincinnati a 59-58 lead. With the game tied at 60, Chiozza once again drove to the in the lane to give the Gators a twothen hit two free throws with 20 seconds left to build Floridas advantage to four, before providing breakaway layup off a Cincinnati turnover with 10 seconds remaining. Chiozza scored or had an assist on every Florida-made basket in Floridas Koulechov led all scorers with 21 points and also had seven rebounds, while the Bearcats Hudson chipped in with 17 points while hitting three three-pointers. Florida has a week until its next game, a matchup against the Clemson Tigers in Sunrise, Fla. on SatLate Run Sparks Gators Victory over No. 17 Cincinnati in New Jersey Florida Gators guard Chris Chiozza (11) dribbles the ball during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats on December 9, 2017 at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Debby Wong/The Florida-Georgia Star) Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland emerges from the tunnel before the game against the Carolina Panthers on November 5, 2017 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Debby Wong) This is not the old Jaguars team Jaguars running back, Leonard Fournette


DECEMBER 16, 2017 THE STAR PAGE 9 On Saturday, December 9, 2017 over 200 elementary and middle school students, parents, Edward Waters College students, faculty and members of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church BEST Academy participated in a First Lego League Robotics Tournament. The event which was held in the AdamsJenkins Sport more minority students an avenue to hone their robotic skills. Robinson of the Northeast Florida STEM2Hub, and a retired NASA engineer, Mark McComb, Founder of Renaissance Jax Robotics and Josetta Arnold, STEM Coordinator for the EWC Department of Teacher Education and Urban Studies made the event a success. Usually minority students must travel out of the city to participate in such a tournament teams from Mathew Gilbert Middle, BEST Academy, Ribault Middle school, teams from the Boys and Girls Club and BGCNF St. Augustine TPC Bots more opportunity for participation. Overall, 22 teams participated, engaged in and displayed the required research to solve a real world water problem; Bolles Bots Whitehurst, Bolles Bots Bartram, Bolles PV Bot, Chief Lego Extenders, Landrum Blue, Landrum White, Lego Lions, Mind Masters, Mysterious Minds, Oakleaf Village Elementary, Pinedale Elementary School, Robo Tigers, Robotic Trojans, Robros Row, Row, Row your Bots!, Technical Trojans Black, The Programmers, and West Riverside Elementary School showed excitement and expertise as they maneuvered their Lego robots through the Lego obstacle course! Research maintains that African Americans and women remain an underserved and underrepresented group in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). The Edward Waters College Teacher Education and Studies Department is working to increase STEM exposure in the community. November 30th at S.P. Livingston Elementary School, EWC faculty, Dr. Marilyn Mack and Ms. Arnold participated in CODE. org training. The Department also collaborated with the Principals of S.P. Livingston, R.V. Daniels and Rufus Payne Elementary Schools their teachers to prepare for the December 8th National Hour of CODE The Teacher Education Department recognizes that future minority students to participate in STEM. To prepare the Departments students, Kathleen FR\277\003HOG\003DQG\003REHUW\003&RSHODQG\003 of the STEM2HUB provided Math and training throughout the fall semester. Dr. Maria Fosset Snow, EWC Teacher Education and Urban Studies Department Head, plans to extend this collaboration into the next semester to prepare more teacher graduates with STEM skills set. Edward Waters College was the professional teachers in Duval County. For more information about forming a First Lego League at your childs school contact Mr. Frank Robinson of the STEM2 Hub at For information about First Lego League Teams and competitions contact Mark McComb at The African Village International 4th Annual Kwanzaa CelebrationDate: 12.26.2017 Time: 6:00 8:00PM The African Village International invites the greater Jacksonville area to our Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Tuesday, December 26th at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202. This event will be held from 6:00-8:00PM. Participants can sign up to attend at and search for African Village International, Kwanzaa Celebration. KWANZAA is celebrated from December 26 to neither political nor religious in nature. It was created to foster pride and unity among African-Americans. Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration honoring universal African-American heritage, family life, and culture. Its focus is on seven core principles from African Heritage. Our celebration falls on the First Day, UMOJAUnity. This year we will hear from Jacksonville communitys thought leaders and focus on projects that bring the community together. The celebration will continue throughout the week with the following events located in Jacksonville, FL: Wednesday, Dec 27 Kujichagulia (SelfDetermination): Guided meditation (30 free meditation sessions and a Kemetic Yoga Experience 11am to 1pm Ritz Theatre 829 N. Davis St, 32202 Thurs Dec 28 Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): Volunteering in your community (Senior Centers and Community Clean Up!) 10am to 5pm Email Fri Dec 29 Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): African Village Bazaar (small business marketplace, live entertainment, and workshops) 12pm to 6pm Ritz Theatre 829 N. Davis St, 32202 Sat Dec 30 Nia (Purpose): IDEA Temple will host at Buckman Bridge Unitarian Universalist Church from 12:30-2:30 pm. The address is: 8447 Manresa Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32244 Sunday, Dec 31 Kuumba (Creativity): #Zawadi2017 Celebrating our creativity by being thankful for who/what has been #Zawadi2017 in 2017. #zawadi2017 is a campaign for positivity around the diaspora, counting our blessings. Mon Jan 1 2018 Imani (Faith): Libation Ceremony 3pm4pm Ritz Theatre 829 N. Davis St, 32202 www.african Edward Waters College Addresses the Disparity in STEM Robotics By Josetta Arnold, MAEd / Department of Teacher Education Two EWC students trained as Referees assisting Mr. Frank Robinsonduring Robotic performance judging. Head Referee Lisa Lovelace assisting EWC student. NOW ON SALE! Disney J an 3 1 F e b 1 1 | T i m e s Union Center fscj artistseries org | 9 0 4 6 3 2 5 000Groups (10+): 904-632-5050 JACKSONVILLE/ C M Y K 91995 / HALF PAGE / FLORIDA STAR 11.625W X 10.5H RUN DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11


PAGE 10 THE STAR DECEMBER 16, 2017 The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH The Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575 Jacksonville, Florida 32206 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: Website: Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible StudyGreater Macedonia Baptist Church of the NorthsideSenior Pastor Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. Located At 1880 W. Edgewood Ave. Jacksonvile, FL 32208. Phone: (904) 764-9257 Fax: (904) 768-1736 COMMUNITY New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church 1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ..............:30 a.m. SUNDAY MORNINGIntercessory 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 Email: Web: Announcements Staff Directory OWNER/PUBLISHER Clara McLaughlin MANAGEMENT Lonzie Leath GENERAL MANAGER Opio Sokoni SALES & MARKETING Kirkwood Hannah Follow Us!Facebook Twitter Instagram Website: Bible Day Outreach MinistriesPhysical Address: 2025 W. 45th Street Jacksonville, FL 32209 Date Registered: 10-19-2017 Pastor: James L. Durden Pastor number: 904-334-4204 Church number: 904-716-4829 Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall asking all his friends to support the event.Mission Statement humanitarian organization committed to empowering underprivileged communities by providing access to educational tools, economic development and safe communities, one person, one community at a time. We work to revitalize the lives of adults and children in our urban communities through aid and awareness to create empowering solutions together.El-Beth-El Church, Cathy Wilensky and Abraham Hassan Christmas Give AwayTheme: We Can Do Better As A Community Dear Supporters and Friends: The El-Beth-El Development Center organization that empowers communities to be selfreliant. The development center engages the residents of its surrounding community in discovering independence, enhance self-worth, and make positive contributions towards making the world a better place. It is our goal to provide training, activities, community resources, and social services to empower actions based on values and convictions that promote the well-being of their community and its people. Our center is a place where residents can enjoy close relationships and explore answers to questions important to the people of today--the leaders of tomorrow. We foster a wholesome environment where residents can learn new skills, develop selfachieving their full potential. The development center has sponsored food and clothing giveaways, book and toy drives, employability skills training, and community referrals. Additionally, the center has served as an after-school classroom for neighbors in the community and surrounding area. We also talk to our youth concerning drug awareness, job training and other after school programs. To achieve our vision of preparing todays children with the skills of tomorrows leaders, ElBeth-El Development Center has developed activities creative decision-making skills, and teamwork that help children develop realworld leadership abilities that will last them a lifetime. We are asking you to assist us in our Christmas Community Give Away on December 17, 2017 by giving a donation of your choice for this event. Last year we helped over 1,000 youth receive gifts, cloths etc., this year our goal is to help 1500 or more children to have a better Christmas. Currently, we are seeking funds (Donations) or a NEW UN-WRAPPED TOY, for Children ages 4 to 12, $15.00 gift cards for children ages 13 to 17 for this event. We would like to collect 5,000 Can Goods and Nonperishable items to give away to the community. Again, we are asking for your support to help us in our mission and accomplishments towards achieving our goal. Thank you for reviewing this correspondence. For further information please contact Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr. at 904374-3940. Hope To See You There!!!!A Gospel Christmas Toy & Gift GiveawayJacksonville its time for the most exciting toy giveaway this city has ever seen! Thats right its time for the 16th Annual A Gospel Christmas Toy & Gift Giveaway sponsored by First Lady Productions and One Accord Ministries International, Inc. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma families are still struggling to recover from the devastation of the storm. Dr. Vera Goodman, CEO of First Lady Productions, says, We especially want to bless the community this year. This may very well be the most important Christmas Toy & Gift Giveaway we have ever sponsored. The event is FREE to attend, so parents bring your children, infants to age seventeen, for an evening of singing, dancing and gift giving. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 6:30p.m. at the Temple of One Accord Ministries International, Inc. Bishop, Dr. Jan D. Goodman, Sr. is pastor. The church is located at 2971 Waller Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32254. Again there will be singing, dancing, special drawings and fun for all! And oh, toys, toys, and more toys! This event will be hosted by the First Lady of One Accord herself, Dr. Vera Goodman, along with other special guests. For more information or to make a donation call One Accord Ministries Intl at 904.389.7373 or email: com.The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus Annual Cool Side of Yuletide ConcertJACKSONVILLE, FL The Jacksonville Childrens Chorus is pleased to present The Cool Side of Yuletide, Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2:00pm and 5:00pm at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, located at 4001 Hendricks Avenue, 32207. The performance will feature holiday favorites by the JCC choirs with special performances by ChoRuss, a cappella group from St. Petersburg, Russia. Publix Super Markets Charities is the sponsor for this concert event. Peterbrooke Chocolatiers will also be giving the audience a little sweet treat and will be available in the lobby to pick up some gifts for those chocolate lovers on your list. There will also be a drawing at each show for a gift basket full of Peterbrooke goodies. music-making by our singers. Even our audience takes part in singing holiday favorites! said Darren Dailey, President and Artistic Director of the Jacksonville Childrens Chorus. General admission tickets are $21 each. Proceeds from Jacksonville Childrens Chorus ongoing programming and scholarship funds. Please note that tickets for the 2:00pm show generally sell out quickly. Tickets may be purchased from the Jacksonville Childrens ext. 2 or online at www. SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS TO JOIN FEEDING NORTHEAST FLORIDA TO DELIVER CHRISTMAS TO FAMILIES IN LOCAL FOOD DESERT Feeding Northeast Florida, the communitys largest hunger-relief organization, will be accompanied by Santa and Mrs. Claus for a food distribution event in one of Jacksonvilles food deserts. The Feeding Northeast Florida truck will arrive with Santa at 7 a.m. at St. Johns Catholic Church in Mayport. Every day, 283,140 people in our community go to bed hungry. More than 81,000 are children. Jacksonville has among the highest food insecurity rates in the state, with much of the need lying within food deserts. This mobile food pantry will provide local families with healthy holiday meals. Santa and Mrs. Claus will help pass out the food to the community. WHAT: Santa and Feeding Northeast Florida Deliver Christmas to Local Families WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 16 7:00 a.m. Truck arrives with Santa to unload food 8:00 a.m. Distribution to families begins WHERE: St. Johns Catholic Church 2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach 32233 VISUALS: Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in the Feeding Northeast Florida truck, with an elf at the wheel Children in attendance will have an opportunity to take photos with Santa Families will receive boxes of food for holiday meals, with Santa and Mrs. Claus helping distribute To learn more about Feeding Northeast Florida, visit


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