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Obama Easily Wins Mississippi
Shown above, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Illinois
Senator Barack Obama greets supporters during a breakfast stop out-
side Buck's restaurant in Greenville, Mississippi. Mississippi headed
to the polls this week as Obama launched a withering assault on the
foreign policy boasts of his White House adversary Hillary Clinton.
With its 33 nominating delegates up for grabs, Mississippi was the last
contest in the roller-coaster Democratic race before the huge
Pennsylvania primary on April 22.

White House May
A horizon is beginning to shine
about the best way to get
Florida's Democratic votes
counted and it lies with the U.S.
Postal Service.
The Democratic National
Committee stripped Florida and
Michigan of their 313 convention
delegates for holding their pri-
maries too early, making both
contests meaningless. New York
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
won both states, but no delegates.
Sen. Barack Obama, did not
appear on Michigan's ballot.
But the disqualification of the
states has created an open sore
for the Democratic party because
of the unexpected closeness of
the race between Obama and
Clinton. Officials from both
states are trying to figure out how
best to resolve the issue before the
national convention in August.
DNC Chairman Howard Dean
said a mail-in primary is "actual-
ly a very good process."

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Best and Worst Times for Black Women in America

This is a triumphant time for
black women- Condoleezza Rice in
the global diplomatic spotlight.
Michelle Obama capti\atlng cam-
paign crowds as a potential first
lad\. billionaire Oprah \Vinfrey

pla ing political kingmaker.
It's also a traumatic time:
Rutgers Uniersirt basketball play-
ers disparaged bN radio host Don
Imus. a black woman kidnapped
and tortured by whites in West

Virginia. the home-owning dreams
of black women disproportionately
dashed bN foreclosures
That remarkable mix is the focus
of this \ear's State of Black
America report, issued Wednesday

by the National Urban League. It
features essays looking at the array
of challenges faced by African-
American women: economic,
social, psychological and medical.
Continued on page 11

Lie With U.S.P.S.
"Every voter gets a ballot in the
mail," the former Vermont gov-
ernor said on CBS's "Face the
Nation." "It's comprehensive,
you get to vote if you're in Iraq or
in a nursing home. It's not a bad
way to do this."
As for who pays, Dean said,
"That is a problem," reiterating
that the party needs its money for
the general election campaign
against Republican John
He also ruled out the state of
Florida, where Republican Gov.
Charlie Crist has nixed the idea.
Dean suggested the state
Democratic party might foot the
bill. Florida's political parties,
unlike the DNC, can accept
unlimited contributions.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., sup-
ports the mail-in solution, com-
paring it to an absentee ballot
process. He also pinned his hopes
on the state party to pay for it.
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Faith Community Joins Together for Annual

Prayer Breakfastfor the Healing of AIDS

Shown (L-R) at the annual breakfast are" Ted Kelly, Yvette Malone, Ernest Setzler, Connie Sanders, Dee Black, Minerva Bryant, Sonia White,
Johnnie Miller, Xavier Brooks. D. Murphyphoto.

The 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast
for the Healing of AIDS was held at
Southside Church of God in Christ
on Emerson Blvd. on March 7th.
The breakfast was one of several
local events related to The Balm in
Gilead Black Church Week of
Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.
Minerva Bryant, V.P. of Clinical

Operations for River Region
Human Services, said, "A lot of
times people want to know what
they can do in the fight against
HIV/AIDS. We can't all be scien-
tists or doctors working on a cure,
but we all can pray. The Week of
Prayer for the Healing of AIDS is
one thing that everyone can partici-

pate in because everyone can pray."
The Prayer Breakfast was organ-
ized by River Region Human
Services and the Interfaith Based
Advisory Group of Jacksonville
(IFBAG), a faith-based organiza-
tion dedicated to improving the
quality of life in Northeast Florida.
Dee Black, Pastor of Total Praise

Christian Ministries, said, "This has
been a people event. HIV/AIDS
affects everyone members of
churches, their families, everyone.
We're going to keep on with events
like this until we reach all that can
be reached."
For more information about
IFBAG, call 899-6300 x4451.

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Mr. Dangote is both wealthy and politically powerful (Right) Patrice Motsepe is
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a lawyer by training.
Africa has two new billionaires on
the block, both of whom are black
But Africa's richest men, accord-
ing to the Forbes rich list, remain
two white South Africans who
inherited their wealth.
They have now been joined by a
Nigerian industrialist who seems to
be in every industry going and a
black South African mine magnate.
But with only four entries on the
list Africa remains the continent
with the fewest mega-rich citizens.
You need at least $1.3bn to get in,
and there are currently 1062 listed.
New entrant Aliko Dangote is
Nigerian and has built a $3.3bn for-
tune from a loan from his uncle.
In a little over 25 years, Mr
Dangote has built an empire that
includes the number one sugar pro-
duction company in the country, a
cement factory and a virtual monop-
oly on the production of pasta in

If we don't have the right people
there then all the money I have is
Aliko Dangote's company bought
two refineries in the last days of the
regime of Olusegun Obasanjo, but
the sale was cancelled by the new
president Umaru Yar'Adua, after
allegations that due process was not
Last year Mr Dangote told the
BBC about his close connections
with government.
"If we don't have the right people
there then [all the] money I have is
useless. If the country turns into
another Zimbabwe, for example,
then I will become a poor person,"
he said.
The second newcomer is South
African Patrice Motsepe.
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unprofitable gold mines and turned
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Jax Ready for Annual Bob Hayes Meet with Week of Activities

Bob Hayes
The 44th Annual Bob Hayes
Invitational Track and Field Meet
kicked off with a press conference

this week with event founders
James Day and Jimmie Johnson
will be in attendance.
The Bob Hayes Invitational
Track and Field Meet began in
1964, with only five African-
American Jacksonville high
schools participating; Matthew W.
Gilbert, Douglas Anderson, New
Stanton, Northwestern and Stanton
Vocational High School.
Today, the meet attracts some of
the nation's top high school track
and field athletes, with more than
200 teams representing the United
States, Canada as well as the Virgin
Islands. The athletes value the
meet and organizing the popular
event is a labor of love for James
"Coach" Day, founder and execu-

tive director of the Bob Hayes
Invitational. "Track and Field
touches more young people than
any other sport. We want to involve
youngsters in doing something,
and this is the best way to do it by
track and field," he said.
Named after Jacksonville native
Bob "Bullett" Hayes who came to
the world's attention in 1964, was
the first person to run 100 yards in
9.1 seconds and also held the world
record for sixty yards at 5.9 sec-
onds. He was awarded two gold
medals in the 1964 Olympics. A
muscular 5 feet eleven inches and
190 pounds, Hayes also excelled in
football and is a member of the
NFL Dallas Cowboys Ring of

Worship Service,
Sunday, March 9TH 10:45 a.m.
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
James "Coach"
Day Golf Tournament,
Monday, March 10th
Mill Cove Golf Club
The Ninth Annual Bob Hayes
Hall of Fame Awards Banquet -
Thursday, March 13th at 7 p.m.
WJCT Public Television Station
Clinics & Middle School Meet
Friday, March 14, 2008
Raines High School
The 43rd Annual Bob Hayes
Invitational Track Meet &
Scholarship Presentations
Saturday, March 15th at 8 a.m.
Raines High School

36th Woodlawn Women's Day Speaker

Teaches Women How to Let Themselves Shine

Cassandra Freeman to

Host Delta Teen Pageant

Miss Cassandra Freeman
Cassandra Freeman, the Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts gradu-
ate who has gone on to roles oppo-
site Chris Rock and Denzel
Washington, will host Delta Sigma

Theta's annual talent showcase, the
Delta Teen Pageant.
In it's 35th year, the this year's
theme is "The Legend of
Pageantry: The Legacy Continue".
The ten pageant contestants were
selected based on recommenda-
tions, academic achievement, posi-
tive attitude, and talent auditions.
This year's contestants competing
for the crown and scholarship
prizes are: Arnisha White; Jillian
Washington; Cynthia Okot- Kotber;
Chelcee Geddes; T'Nesha Blue;
Sandra Orr; Jessica Hagans; Tiara
Jeffers; Paige Denson and Areial
The pageant will take place at the
Florida Theatre, Saturday, March
15 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be pur-
chased the night of the event.

Presbyterian Women Moderator (President) Anita Ford, Woodlawn
Church Pastor Rev. J. W. Rigsby, "Women's Day" guest speaker
Juana Jordan, and Presbyterian Women Chaplain Joyce Lawson.

by Marretta Latimer
March is proving to be pretty busy
for the ladies of Woodlawn
Presbyterian Church. In addition to
their usual tasks of teaching classes,
visiting the sick, mentoring youth,
and choir rehearsal, the ladies are
paying tribute to their gender.
In honor of Women's History
Month, Presbyterian Women (PW)

of Woodlawn hosted its 36th annual
"Woman's Day" celebration,
themed "Walking In God's Light."
Throughout the evening, mem-
bers of this organization highlight-
ed the significant contributions that
female members of the Presbyterian
faith have made to their families,
the church, and the community.
This year, the event's guest speak-

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particularly women, to recognize
their talents and use their unique
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each and every one of us brings to
the table."
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(200) years ago, PW is the national
women's organization of the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
With more than 300,000 members,
PW works for justice, peace, com-
munity development, and strength-
ening of the faith and ministries of
the church.

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ments and images reveal a friendship between the two men in Havana dur-
ing a time of growing instability. Evans' prints have been stowed away for
years and never exhibited until recently.
In May 1933, the young and unknown photographer Walker Evans
arrived in Cuba, working on an assignment to take photographs for a
severely critical book regarding the Cuban dictator Gerardo Machado.
Evan's photographs embodied the reign of the Cuban dictator, depicting
the violence and hostility that was brought upon the citizens.
It is suggested that Evans, fearing that he was being watched by the
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TV Show "The Wire" Comes to the End of the Road

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In very rare occasions in the
world of entertainment, art imitates
life and gives us a true view of
urban reality. In that surprising rev-
elation, creators, producers and
directors actually have the ability
to capture the essence of "the strug-
The struggle is basically related
to everyday life in any inner city
neighborhood around the country.
Drugs, violence, political corrup-
tion, and a sense of disconnection
with government are all symptoms
that plague low-income core city
That's why the HBO series "The
Wire" became so popular with
many people. The show basically
told the story of the inner city.
Although the story takes places in
Baltimore, Maryland it could easily
be Jacksonville, St. Louis,
Washington DC, Los Angles and
any other urban core.
The city really doesn't matter; the
story is pretty consistent no matter
where you go. So last Sunday's
series finale didn't get all of the fan
fare that HBO's other gritty "street"
show "The Sopranos" got, but it
was still a highly anticipated finale.
I remember five years ago when
the series premiered, I refused to

watch it. My cousins had been talk-
ing about it, but I felt that it was
simply another cops and robbers
What became obvious though is
that it was much more than that.
The buzz on the street began to
grow extremely quickly. People
were talking about how real the
show was, so I buckled and
watched a few episodes.
Five years later- IIwas as hooked
as some of the drug addicts on the
show. In fact, most of my friends
were hooked in the same way. If
you never saw the show you proba-
bly wouldn't understand.
The creator and writers of the
show made sure that they had a lit-
tle something for everyone. The
show took you behind the scenes of
the drug game, from the dope fend
to the drug lord, you saw the
process from beginning to end.
You saw how the mid-level drug
dealers, who are normally black
males are the ones who are targeted

by police. The suppliers are rarely a
part of the investigation, and at the
end of the day, everyone in the
game is expendable. The game
doesn't change just the players.
We also saw the inside of the
political system of a local govern-
ment. And how those local officials
interacted with the state and feder-
al political systems.
We saw how city council mem-
bers wield their power and how
mayors and police commissioners
make decisions based on politics
and statistics. We saw how there is
often a thin line between good
intentions and corruption and how
often they fuse together unbe-
knownst to those who benefit most,
America's constituents.
Over a five-year period this show
touched almost every significant
social issue facing our country.
One of the most intriguing story
lines was how the writers showed
you how a drug addict can become
clean and reunite with his family.
But on the flip side we saw how a
young man who at 15 years old
with tremendous potential can get
caught up and become an addict.
Yes, much like most fans I am
going to miss the show. Not many
TV series can take an openly

homosexual man who robs drug
dealers and kills people on a regu-
lar basis and make him a good guy.
The show's creator and main
writer is author and former police
reporter David Simon. He perfectly
captured life in the streets, life in
City Hall, life in police headquar-
ters and the life of news reporters.
Simon captured the life of every-
one from the street corer drug
dealer to the 10-year-old look out.
We met the mid-level drug dealer
and the suppliers. We saw how the
drugs came into the country and
how they were distributed.
Simon was great at telling a
story, but showing us the story
from different perspectives.
Although the show is extremely
popular, Simon and his cast never
received any major awards.
The show was named by Time
magazine as one of the best 100
shows of all time. Entertainment
Weekly, and other publicans have
also given the show its due. I guess

The show centered around a group of police officers who maintained
and tracked illegal activity via "the Wire".

it's a little too real for those
Oscar/Emmy folks.
If you ever watch a great foot-
ball, basketball or baseball game
ESPN will make it an instant clas-
sic and feature it on their ESPN
Classics channel. This channel of
course shows all of the great classic
sporting events over the decades.
Well "The Wire" was so unique
and hard hitting that it became an
instant classic as well not in the
sports arena, but in the annals of
the television world.
The show was never highly
rated. In fact, ratings were always
pretty low. The benefit to being on
HBO was that the executives didn't
care. The show had enough follow-
ing to continue for five seasons. I
guess it had enough "street credi-
Each season of the show focused,
with sociological realness, on a dif-
ferent facet of inner city life. We
learned about the school system,
government shortfalls, political
corruption, foster care system and
many other issues that affect com-
munities every day.
I will miss the show that remind-
ed me that no matter how far a per-
son falls, he or she can always get
up and pick up the pieces.
The complicated yet simple story
lines didn't focus on white versus
black or even good versus evil.
Like I said earlier, sometimes the
line between good guys and bad
guys didn't really exist.
The show's main character was a
police detective who always had
the right intentions, but was always
flawed in his actions. He was a "by
any means necessary" character
who was conflicted by the person

he wants to be and the person he
really is.
How many of us have the same
issue? We know who we want to
be, but the reality of who we are
tells a different story.
The Wire made you root for the
pseudo hero who did a lot of bad,
but at the end of the day had a good
heart. And just when you were
becoming a pessimist about life,
the show reminded you that noth-
ing is predictable. Drug addicts can
return to normal life and police
officers in corrupted systems can
still make the right decisions.
But while the show showed us
how change can occur it also
reminded us that the rich continue
to get richer and the poor remain
poor. The powerful are the real
players and everyone else is a pawn
in the game. From rich politicians,
lawyers and businessmen to those
at the top of the drug game, the real
power still resides at the top.
So as I watched the last few min-
utes of one of my favorite shows of
all time I was left with the reality
that the more things change the
more they stay the same.
Those who leave the streets, like
Marlo Stansfield or Bubbles, two
of the main characters who left the
drug life for different reason, will
be replaced by a new crop of fends,
dealers and cops.
HBO has delivered some great
television throughout the years. It
will be hard to duplicate its most
recently retired hit.
Signing off from my sofa with
remote in hand visiting On
Demand for the memories,
Reggie Fullwood

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One of my favorite aspects of the show was the
political realism of the political landscape. The Wire
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B-CU Alumni present B-CU Concert

Chorale at Simpson Memorial UMC
The Duval/Nassau Alumni Chapter of Bethune-Cookman University (B-
CU) will present a special ministry in music featuring the 128-member
Concert Chorale of B-CU in concert at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 16, 2008, at
the Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church (founded 1884), 1114
Cleveland Road (across from Main US Post Office on Kings Road, off I-
95). This is the 21st year of the presentation at this Kings Rd.
cornerstone. In addition to providing financial support, Simpson UMC has
been instrumental in sending students to B-CU. Alumni among the mem-
bership includes: the Pastor, Dr. Moses Johnson; his sister, Diana J. Dingle,
Cicely Jackson, Priscilla Simmons, Elizabeth Williams, Lisa King, Lillian
Dennis, Jamal Simmons and Perdita Wilson.
Under the direction of Dr. Rebecca Steele, Director of Choral
Music/Cultural Affairs, at B-CU for 28 years, the Concert Chorale has
earned the reputation of unparalleled achievement and has recorded numer-
ous albums and CDs, traveled extensively as Ambassadors for B-CU. The
chorale includes strings, guitarists, instrumental ensemble and liturgical
St. Philip's to Hold Good Friday

Candlelight Choral Service
The Chancel Choir, Henry Mack, Director; will follow the Service of
Darkness with Seven Choral Meditations at 7:30 p.m., Good Friday, March
21, 2008, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 321 West Union St., Reverend
Hugh W. Chapman, Rector. Candles symbolize Christ, who is our Light and
the Light of the world. Candlelight in a darkened church on Good Friday
portrays light fading from the world as Christ was leaving it. The Service
of Darkness commemorates the suffering and death of Christ based on the
ancient Tenebrae.
The seven anthems used for a Service of Darkness with spoken medita-
tions based on the Seven Words from the Cross are given with each medi-
tation and are extinguished until one candle remains. This last vigil candle
points toward the coming Resurrection. All are invited.
Faust Temple COGIC Invites All for

An Afternoon of Spiritual Bliss
Faust Temple Church of God in Christ, 3328 Moncrief Road, Bishop R.
L. Dixon, Pastor; will present "The Colors of Spring It's All About Jesus"
at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 16th. Bishop Dixon and the Faust Temple
Church Family promise an afternoon you'll enjoy.
Gospel Singers Gospel Fest Banquet
Local Gospel Singers can showcase their talents and take their place as
the "The Best Gospel Singer" in the City, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 4 p.m.
This showcase for Gospel Singers will be presented at the Scottish Rites
Masonic Cathedral, 29 West 6th Street, Jacksonville. There will be First,
Second and Third Place Cash Prizes.


St. Thomas Missionary Baptist to hold Holy Week Revival Services

Dr. Mack King Carter

Dr. Rudolph McKissick, Jr.

Gospel Singers Gospel Fest Banquet
Local Gospel Singers can showcase their talents and take their place as
the "The Best Gospel Singer" in the City, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 4 p.m.
This showcase for Gospel Singers will be presented at the Scottish Rites
Masonic Cathedral, 29 West 6th Street, Jacksonville. There will be First,
Second and Third Place Cash Prizes.
For registration information or tickets which include a meal and the
Gospel Fest, visit "Here's to Your Health," 1440-13 Dunn Ave., or the
Gospel World, 3000-48 Dunn Avenue.

Easter Begins at First A.M.E. Church
Palm Coast.....Minister of Music Michael Booker has prepared a superla-
tive Pre-Easter Concert for Palm Sunday, March 16, 5 p.m., at First A.M.E.
Church. In line with consistent practice, Palm Sunday services will be held
at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Maundy Thursday worship, March 20, 7 p.m.;
"The Last Utterances of Christ", Good Friday, March 21, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.;
the sunrise service, Easter Sunday, March 23, 6 a.m., and "The Resurrection
Celebration", Easter Sunday, March 23, 10:45 a.m.
First A.M.E. Church is located at 91 Old Kings Road North. Rev. Gillard
S. Glover, Pastor. Call (386) 446-5759 for more information.

Christian Spring Break 2008
On Saturday, April 5, 2008, New Covenant Ministries located at 2360 St.
Johns Bluff Road will present Spring Break 2008. Florida's biggest
Christian event ever. The free televised event will include Christian rock,
rap, worship, praise, dance, give-a-ways and a video shoot. The event kicks
off at 7 p.m. For more information call 641-7600.

5863 Moncrief Rd. Jacksonville,'FL 32209 (904) 768-8800 FAX 764-3800

Pastor Ernie Murray
Welcomes you!



Pastor Garry & Kim Wiggins

10:30 11:30 a.m. John Starnes in Concert

6:00 p.m. Jim Raley

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St. Thomas Missionary Baptist
Church, 5863 MoncriefRoad, Ernie
L. Murray Sr., Pastor; invites you to
Holy Week Revival Monday, March
17 Friday, March 21st with
Services nightly at 7 p.m.
Come expecting miracles.
The Dynamic Preaching of Rev.
Dr. Mack King Carter, Pastor of the
New Mount Olive Baptist Church,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida is set for
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings. Dr. Carter is recognized
as one of America's greatest preach-
ers and is constantly in demand to
preach, teach and lecture.

Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick
Jr. of Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church is a powerful messenger of
God who is recognized nationally as
an outstanding preacher and teacher.
Bishop McKissick Jr. will preach on
Wednesday. He has been deemed
"one of the "twenty to watch".
Friday evening "Hymn Time"
will feature Sis. Mary Moore from
the Southside Church of God in
Christ, one of the great soloist of the
city. St. Thomas Missionary Baptist
Church, the Church that reaches up
to God, and out to Man, welcomes
the community.

Gospel Celebration to Highlight

Points of Excellence Awards

On Saturday March 29, 2008,
Northwest Behavioral Health
Services will host it's 4th Annual
Points of Excellence Awards
Celebration featuring The Bethune
Cookman University Inspirational
Gospel Choir, gospel artist Vickie
Farrie, The Ritz Voices, and the
First Baptist Church of Mandarin
Worship and Praise Team.
The event is scheduled to take
place at The Times Union Center for
the Performing Arts-Moran Theater
at 7:00 p.m. beginning with a Silent
Auction. Six community leaders
will be honored for their contribu-
tions in the areas of Healthcare,

Education, Economic Development,
Faith Leadership and Public Service
and a special recognition for the
Sara Cotton award for community
The honoree's are as follows:
Heath-care Dr. Eric Stewart,
Education Honorable Brenda
Priestly-Jackson, Economic
Development Jack Diamond; Faith
Leadership Dr. Gary L. Williams;
Public Service- Mrs. Kimberly
Spence and Sara Cotton and
Community Service Mr. Dorothy
For event/ticket information call
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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464

Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor

Join us for our Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Church school
9:30 a.m.
The Word from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel
3rd Sunday 3:30 p.m.

Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 noon-1 p.m.

Dinner and Bible Study
at 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

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Seeking the lost for Christ
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8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship
9:30 am. Sunday School

Pastor Landon Williams

11:00 am. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m. Prayer Service
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 7 p.m.
Mid-Week Worship 7 p.m.
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Early Worship 8:00 a.m.
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1st Sunday 3:45 p.m.

Lord's Supper & Baptism
3rd Sunday 7:00 p.m.
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Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
Noon Day Worship
Youth Church 7:00 p.m.

Central Campus
(1-10 & Lane Avenue)
Celebration of Palm Sunday
March 16th
Jesus The Triumphant Savior
*Jesus Adored in Jerusalem
* Jesus Bearing a Cross for Your Sins

Pastor Cecil & Pauline Wiggins

March 13-19, 2008

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Reverend David Kennedy, looks at items as John Howard watches him
inside The Redneck Shop in Laurens, SC.

A black civil rights activist is
fighting to close a store that sells
KKK robes and T-shirts embla-
zoned with racial slurs. David
Kennedy is confident he can make
it happen. After all, he says he owns
the building.
Since 1996, the Redneck Shop
has operated in an old movie theater
that, according to court records,
was transferred in 1997 to Kennedy
and the Baptist church he leads.
"Our ownership puts an end to
that history as far as violence and
hatred, racism being practiced in
that place and also the recruiting of
the Klan," Kennedy said. "This is
the same place that we had to go up
into the balcony to go to the movies
before the Klan took it. So there's a
lot of history there."
But legal documents also indicate
that the man who runs the store, 62-
year-old John Howard, is entitled to
operate his business in the building
until he dies. Now the dispute may
go to court.
Kennedy, 54, has led protests out-
side the store since it opened but
said he's never been able to close it
because of the agreement that
Howard can run the shop for life.
The reverend envisions the build-
ing as a potential future home for
his New Beginnings Missionary
Baptist Church, which now meets
in a double-wide trailer.
Kennedy claims he can't even

When it Comes

to the Bible, Kids

Follow Parents
Despite conflicting attitudes and
acerbic comments, kids really are
influenced by the behavior and
actions of their parents.
The American Bible Society
(ABS) took a look at the relation-
ship young adults have with the
Bible and the influence their par-
ents have.
The ABS poll confirms that par-
ents influence teens' religious
activities. When parents read the
Bible, pray and attend worship
services, teens do to.
The survey conducted by Weekly
Reader Research and commis-
sioned by the American Bible
Society, found that almost 80% of
America's 30.2 million 12-18
years-old think the Bible is impor-
tant and 87% of parents think the
Bible is important.

visit his own property because
Howard won't let him in when he
appears in the door. But that didn't
happen during a recent visit with an
Associated Press reporter and pho-
"Reverend Kennedy, where you
been hiding?" Howard shouted
when the door opened.
Inside the store, hooded Klan
robes hang on the same rack as the
racist T-shirts. Pictures of men,
women and children in Klan cloth-
ing and pamphlets tell a partial his-
tory of the organization.
Howard used to own the whole
building. When his store first
opened, he said, people threw rocks
at his windows, spit in his doorway
and picketed. A month later, a man
intentionally crashed his van
through the front windows.
"If anything turns people off, they
shouldn't come in here. It's not a
thing in here that's against the law,"
Howard said, adding that he was
once the KKK's grand dragon for
South Carolina and North Carolina.
To blacks, Kennedy said, the
store is a reminder of this region's

painful past, which includes the
lynching of his great, great uncle by
a white mob.
The town of Laurens, about 30
miles southeast of Greenville, was
named after 18th century slave trad-
er Henry Laurens.
Some street addresses are still
marked with the letter "C" that once
designated black homes as "col-
ored." Racial tension was height-
ened in recent years when two
white female teachers were sen-
tenced for having sex with male
students all of them black.
Kennedy has a long history of
fighting racial injustice. He protest-
ed when a South Carolina county
refused to observe the Martin
Luther King Jr. holiday, and he
helped lobby to remove the
Confederate flag from the
Statehouse dome.
When people in the region allege

racism, he rallies attention to the
cause. A walk through the neighbor-
hood where he was born shows that
he seems a stranger to no one.
"Hey Rev," one man says as he
strolls by.
"Pump it up," Kennedy responds
with the phrase he uses at his
Mary Redd, who lives across
from the house where Kennedy was
born, said blacks know to contact
the pastor with their problems.
"And he helps them out," added
neighbor Deborah Cheeks.
Kennedy said progress has
always been slow to come to
"There are two powers in the
world: the mind and the sword," he
said. "In the long run, the sword is
defeated by the mind. I want to
destroy the concept of hatred."

IRS Investigating

Yolanda Adams

Black Church Seeking to Close White

Supremacists Store Opened in Its' Building

including a_
business worthS
$1.5 million, a Mercedes-Benz and
a. Range Rover. She owns a home
worth more than $2 million in a
Country Club subdivision.
The IRS also wants details about
her endorsements and royalties as
well as music companies and foun-
dations with whom she is affiliat-
ed. Houston attorney Ricky
Anderson, who represents Adams,
said that he was unaware of the
lawsuit and declined to comment
until he could look at the IRS fil-
ings and reach Adams, who is fea-
tured on a gospel cruise to the
Bahamas this week.
According to the court docu-
ments, a revenue officer who
works cases involving small busi-
nesses and the self-employed is
looking into Adams' taxes for
2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Black Superdelegates for Clinton Say They're Facing Threats

African-American superdelegates
said Thursday that they'll stand up
against threats, intimidation and
"Uncle Tom" smears rather than
switch their support from Sen.
Hillary Rodham Clinton to Sen.
Barack Obama.
"African-American superdelegates
are being targeted, harassed and
threatened," said Rep. Emanuel
Cleaver II (D-Mo.), a superdelegate
who has supported Clinton since
August. Cleaver said black
superdelegates are receiving "nasty
letters, phone calls, threats they'll
get an opponent, being called an
Uncle Tom.
"This is the politics of the 1950s,"
he complained. "A lot of members
are experiencing a lot of ugly stuff.
They're not going to talk about it,
but it's happening."

After civil rights icon
Rep. John Lewis (D-
Ga.) switched his sup-
port from Clinton to
Obama earlier this
week, other black
superdelegates have
come under renewed
pressure to do a simi-
lar about-face. A
handful have bowed
to the entreaties in
recent weeks, includ-
ing Georgia Rep.
David Scott, but many
say they are steadfast
in their support for
Clinton and resent
strong-arm tactics to
make them change.
Rep. Diane E. Watson
black lawmaker and Cli
said the intense lol
Obama would not alter
"I've gotten threat
Watson said. "They say
trict went 61-29 Oban
need to change.' But I d
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organization backing
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Black Caucus] members
are threatening to vote
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s, f and perhaps against the
Swill of the American peo-
.e r n sple, by casting their
Ssuperdelegate vote for
Sen. Clinton," the web-
; site reads. "We can pre-
vent this from happen by
A 1%- 1 letting black leadership
know we're watching."
Democratic Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II, Mo.,
But Watson said that she
Diane E. Watson, Calif., and Gregory W. Meeks, N.Y., say
could not see switching her
they remain steadfast in their support for Sen. Hillary
Clinton's presidential bid. vote simply because
Obama is black.
(D-Calif.), a would lose my seat over my princi- "I don't support one type of person
nton backer, ples." above all others. How would that
buying for Neither Watson nor Cleaver faces message resonate with
her vote. a strong reelection threat at this Koreatown?" she asked. Watson's
ning mail," time. Cleaver's Kansas City-area Central Los Angeles district is 35
', 'Your dis- district narrowly supported Obama percent Latino, 30 percent black
na and you in Missouri's Feb. 5 primary, and 12 percent Asian-American,
lon't intimi- Black superdelegates are getting including many Korean-Americans.

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The Houston Chronicle reports
that gospel singer Yolanda Adams
is under investigation by the
Internal Revenue Service. Adams,
failed to show up for an appoint-
ment last month to explain her
financial affairs.
The agency asked a federal judge
to force the entertainer to turn over
documents to determine her liabil-
ity and how to collect on the debt.
According to filings in Houston
federal court, the IRS probe stems
from two million-dollar mortgage
loan applications. A 2005 applica-
tion said Adams earned $40,000 a
month and listed $8 million in
assets including an $800,000
trust account, $4.9 million in other
personal holdings and jewelry
worth $1.5 million in addition to a
Lexus and a Hummer.
A subsequent home loan appli-
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Christian Fellowship
*A Full Gospel Baptist Church *

Sunday School
9 a.m.
Morning Worship
10 a.m.
Lord's Supper
Second Sunday
3:00 p.m.
Evening Worship
Every 3rd & 4th
4 :00 p.m.
Pastor Robert Lecount, Jr
A church that's on the move in
worship with prayer, praise and power!

School of Ministry Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday High Praise Worship 7:00 p.m.

2061 Edgewood Avenue West
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
(904) 765-5683


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Ham With Pineapple
Mustard Sauce
Prep and Cook: 2 hours, 45 minutes
(Makes 12-16servings)

1 semi-boneless fully cooked ham half (6-8 Ibs)
aluminum foil
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons pre-diced onions
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 cup water
8 ounces pineapple tidbits in juice (3/4 cup, well drained)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 packet pork gravy mix (about 1 ounce)

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Remove all packaging and wrap ham
in foil; place in shallow baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes per
pound or just until internal temperature at center of ham is
140F. Use meat thermometer to accurately ensure doneness.
Remove ham from oven and let stand 10-20 minutes
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begin to brown.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring mixture to a boil.
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Transfer the ham to a carving board.
Let stand 10-20 minutes before slicing.
This allows the juices to redistribute
through the ham, resulting in a firmer,
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1 Ib fresh asparagus spears (rinsed)
2 tablespoons butter
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1/4 cup sliced almonds

1. Cut 1 inch from tough root end of asparagus spears and
discard. To do this quickly, group half the spears together,
align ends, and slice with sharp knife. Cut into 2-inch pieces
and set aside.
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20 Ways You Can Eat To Lose Weight

Losing weight doesn't have to be as difficult as most folks like to make it seem. Making afew adjustments can be the dif-
ference between losing one pound and losing ten. Use these 20 everyday tactics that will get you started on your weight loss
plan and then help you stick to it. Soon enough, your diet will simply become the way you eat.


1. Always eat dessert
Yes, always. "A small amount can
signal that the meal is over," says
Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The
Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends
her meals with a piece of quality
chocolate and she's a doctor.
Other options include mini-cup-
cakes or fruit.
2. Blot out the fat
You can use a napkin to blot a
teaspoon of fat off a pizza slice.
That may not sound like a lot, but
multiply it by a slice a week, and
that's more than a whole cup of fat
you won't eat or wear this
3. Take the beltway
When junk food beckons, tighten
your belt a notch. Not so you can't
breathe, but so you have a gentle
reminder of the size you'd like to
be. "The scale isn't the only meas-
ure of weight," says Roberta
Anding, RD, a spokeswoman for
the American Dietetic Association.
4. Go public
Enlist the help of coworkers,
friends, and family and know

they're watching. "The power of
embarrassment is greater than will-
power," says Stephen Gullo, PhD,
author of The Thin
5. Get spicy with it
Capsaicin, the substance that puts
the hot in hot pepper, temporarily
boosts your metabolism. Just make
sure you're drinking a yogurt lassi
with that searing-hot chicken vin-
daloo. Dairy blocks capsaicin's
sweat-inducing signals better than
6. Milk it
Consuming 1,800 mg of calcium
a day could block the absorption of
about 80 calories, according to a
recent University of Tennessee
study. Jump-start your calcium
intake by filling your coffee mug
with fat-free or 1% milk, drinking it
down to the level you want in your
coffee, then pouring in your caf-
feine fix. That's 300 mg down,
1,500 to go.
7. Go organic
That's where you're likely to find
bread and cereal with fiber counts
that put the conventional choices to
shame. Thought you were doing
well with your 3-g-per-serving
Cheerios? Nature's Path Slim blows
it away with 10 g. (And it really
doesn't taste like a shredded shoe-
8. Splurge on precut veggies at
the supermarket
Sure, they cost more, but you're
more likely to eat them. "Make
low-energy snacks as easy as possi-
ble," Rolls says. "Keep vegetables
as near to hand as you can. Make it
so you have no excuse."

9. Practice fine dining
Pick a restaurant where you'll
actually want to linger. "When the
meals are not hurried, the presenta-
tion is beautiful and the portions are
reasonable so you can regulate your
attitude," Anding says. That means
your body not the empty plate -
will tell you when to stop.
10. Don't skip your 3 pm feed-
ing "Have a 150 calorie snack
[now], and it can save you 400 calo-
ries later," Anding says. An ounce
of nuts or two sticks of string
cheese weigh in at about 170 calo-
11. Increase your a-peel
Speaking of fiber, a lot of it's in
the peel, whether it's potatoes,
apples, or pears. Even oranges -
don't eat the whole peel, but keep
the pith, that white stringy stuff; it's
packed with flavonoids. More
nutrients, more fiber, less labor.
12. Drink with your dominant
hand If you're circulating at a
party, Rolls suggests keeping your
glass in the hand you eat with. If
you're drinking with it, you can't eat
with it, can you?
13. Plate it
Whatever it is, don't eat it out of
the container and don't bring the
container to the couch. "Part of sati-
ety is visual," Anding says. "Your
brain actually has to see the food on
the plate, and when you reach into
the jar, or the box, or the bag, you
don't see it." If it's worth eating, put
it on a plate. Eat what's there, then
14. Keep your hands busy
Find a way other than food to
work off your nervous energy. "It's

behavior modification," Anding
says. "Instead of grabbing a bag of
chips, you pick up your knitting.
Art works, woodworking works -
anything that occupies your hands."
15. Take 10
When your mind strays from
your desk to the vending machine,
it could be hunger or it could be
boredom or irritation with your
boss. If you're still thinking about
snacking 10 minutes later, then
you're probably hungry. Think of it
as a chance to have one of the nine
servings of fruits and vegetables
you need each day.
16. Go out for ice cream
Or an eclair. Or even guacamole
and chips. Just go out. Don't keep
your danger foods in the house. You
can't eat half of a carton of ice
cream that's not there.
17. Start with salad
It's the holy grail of dieting eat
less by eating more. Rolls's
research has found that eating a
salad as a first course decreased
total lunch calories by 12%. Avoid
the croutons and creamy dressings,
which have the opposite effect.
18. Just scrape by
Always order your bagel or burg-
er with a plastic knife. Use it to
scrape off the excess cream cheese
and mayo. You could shave off as
many as half the calories.
19. Send back the bread
All it takes is a wave of the hand,
a smile, and a "No, thank you."
20. Go crazy sometimes
Deprivation won't make you thin
- or happy. Designate a meal or
two a week when you can eat
absolutely anything you want.

At least one in four teenage
American girls has a sexually trans-
mitted disease, suggests a first-of-
its-kind federal study that startled
some adolescent-health experts.
Some doctors said the numbers
might be a reflection of both absti-
nence-only sex education and teens'
own sense of invulnerabilty.
Because some sexually transmitted
infections can cause infertility and
cancer, U.S. health officials called
for better screening, vaccination
and prevention.
The overall STD rate among the
838 girls in the study was 26 per-
cent, which translates to more than
3 million girls nationwide,
researchers with the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention
found. They released the results
Tuesday at an STD prevention con-
ference in Chicago.
Cecile Richards, president of
Planned Parenthood Federation of
America, said the study shows that
"the national policy of promoting
abstinence-only programs is a $1.5
billion failure, and teenage girls are
paying the real price."
Similar claims were made last
year when the government
announced the teen birth rate rose
between 2005 and 2006, the first
increase in 15 years.
Disease rates were significantly
higher among black girls nearly
half had at least one STD, versus 20
percent among both whites and

Jacksonville has one of the high-
est rates of sexually transmitted dis-
eases in Florida, state health depart-
ment statistics show. African-
Americans are seven times more

likely to contract the diseases than
whites. These are statistics the
Duval County Health Department
has to battle with consistently
declining funds. The city funding
has dwindled from $3 million in

2005 to $442,000 in 2008.
Duval County has the highest rate
of gonorrhea, the second highest
rate of chlamydia and the sixth
highest rate of HIV in Florida.

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Wilson, Jermaine Beasley, Yvette Liner, Tim Baker, Yolando Stiggons
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Elvert Kellum, James Sirmans, VP Willie Owens, President Red Bike
and Veronica Williams. Absent is Julius Sims Leo Jones.

Biking Crossing Cultural Lines as Popularity Increases at Bike Week

This past weekend has been some
of the busiest days for Daytona
Beach's bike week, an event that is
increasingly crossing cultures. The
growing popularity has been around
since the 70s in the resort Florida
city. This year's attendance nearly
tripled the past four to five years.
"Biking on the Boulevard", which
runs along Mary McCloud Bethune
-- a predominately African-
American neighborhood -- was a
sea of backness as the popularity of
motorcycles has grown among the
African-Ameri can population of.
both genders.
"[There are] more folks out riding,
getting bikes, taking off work com-
ing down, you know like myself,"

rider Michael Bell said. "I'm off
work right now out here riding."
Evelyn Benton, a street vendor,
said it was a positive event.
"For African-Americans to come
out, and the fellowship with other
bikers, it's a safe weekend, just a
great weekend," Benton said.
Vendors stretch for blocks, and the
event has started to attract more
than just black bikers.
One rider put it simply: biking is
The strength of this event in mid-
town, as the locals call it, can be
measured by the number of corpo-
rate sponsors now moving on to the
boulevard. Harley set up
Wednesday afternoon, Kawasaki

said they would the following
According to a recent survey, 7.9
percent of those who buy new
Harleys are minorities and that per-
centage has been inching up slowly
during the past several years.
National gatherings such as the
California's West Coast Roundup or
the Myrtle Beach Black Bike Week
in South Carolina have been boom-
ing too.
T he black-biker scene doesn't
differ much from the weekends
popularized by white bikers. Only
now, it has that 'urban' touch.
Bandannas, leather vests, and
leather chaps or denim jeans remain
the standard dress code.

But when the loud mufflers are
revving by, you may glimpse a
bootleg CD or DVD man and the
vendors' booths feature not only the
typical patches and T-shirts, but
may hawk typical Black festival
fare such as shea butter or soul
food. A disc jockey blaring hip-hop
mixes and classic R&B even
inspired a club of black female rid-
ers to start some impromptu line
dancing of the electric slide.
"I've been coming for years." said
avide biker and photographer Frank
Powell. "It's an event for all ages,
and I'm going to keep coming till I
can't ride no more." he said.

Possibility of Mail in Election Discussed

Continued from front
"Since Governor Dean has said
he's not going to do it in the DNC,
the Florida Democratic Party's
going to have to go out and raise the
money," he said. "We're looking at
about $6 million."
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., appeared
to be amenable to a mail-in solution
for his state, though with less
Speaking on ABC's "This Week,"
Levin said doing the election again
would be against state law. "That
can't be changed, and that can't be
paid for," he said. Levin also said
caucuses would be difficult, with
500 potential sites.
"The one possibility would be
some kind of a mail-in caucus," he
said. "But there's some real prob-
lems with that, too. Not just cost,
but the security issue. How do you
make sure that hundreds of thou-
sands, perhaps a million or more
ballots can be properly counted and
that duplicate ballots can be avoid-
Obama currently has more dele-
gates than Clinton, but that could be
eclipsed if Clinton were to win a
large enough portion of Florida and
Michigan's delegates.
Are mail in's fair?
Ron Walters, PhD., a professor of
political science and the director of
the African-American Leadership
Center at the University of
Maryland, sees things differently.
"I'm a little bit skeptical about it,"
Walters said. "No. 1, I don't know
how it's going to be processed.
You're going to need a lot of secu-
rity to make sure this thing is done
Walters said the mechanism for
ensuring that people who need
assistance will get it has not been
fully explained.
"I question whether African-
Americans and Hispanics are going
to be able to do that as easily as
whites. What about the elderly and
people who need help" filling out
and mailing in ballots? "There are a
lot of people who simply don't
write," Walters said. "They proba-
bly would go vote, but they won't
do that."
That, Walters attests, would par-

ticularly work against Obama, who
has significant support among
young and black voters.
The Clinton campaign has argued
both states' delegations should be
seated and pledged delegates
apportioned based on the outcome
of the invalidated primaries. While
Clinton "won" both states in pri-
maries that were not counted in the
march toward the total delegate
count, those results were not neces-
sarily irrefutable proof that seating
the delegations would translate to a
knockout punch against Obama.
Forty percent of those who voted in
the Michigan primary, for example,
supported a slate of uncommitted
The debate gained momentum last
month when the Rev. Al Sharpton,
social activist and a 2004 presiden-
tial candidate, said changing the
rules to seat the delegation would
be a grave injustice.
Under party rules, the delegations
can appeal to the party's rules and
bylaws committee and schedule
contests before June 1, when Puerto
Rico holds the last contest, and
have delegates seated on the basis
of those contests or they may
appeal to the convention credential
committee after June 29.
Speaking Sunday on ABC's "This
Week," Levin said doing the elec-
tion again would be against state
law. "That can't be changed, and
that can't be paid for," he said.
Levin also said caucuses would be
difficult, with 500 potential sites.
"The one possibility would be
some kind of a mail-in caucus," he
said. "But there's some real prob-
lems with that, too. Not just cost,
but the security issue. How do you
make sure that hundreds of thou-
sands, perhaps a million or more
ballots, can be properly counted
and that duplicate ballots can be
"There ought to be buy-in to pay
for it by the states because the
states created the problem," Walters
said. "I think they have a moral
obligation to put something in the
Whatever is done, Walters said, it
needs to be resolved with all delib-
erate speed.

Ernest Hemingway and Walker Evans:

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(detail) Walker Evans. Landscape with House, 1933, Geloin Silver Pint, 21 x 17, Walker Evans Arhive, The Meropoliton Museum of Art.

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What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene

People of Color Science
& Invention Expo 2008
The 2008 Annual People of Color
Science and Invention Expo will be
at the Prime Osborn Convention
Center, March 14 23, 2008. The
national exhibit, founded by Miss
Ernestine Johnson, a native of
Jacksonville, is quite remarkable
and maintains it's innovative; with
indigenous artifacts more than
3,000 years old. For details, please
call 904-358-0945.

Girl Scouts Women of
Distinction Luncheon
The Gateway Girls Scouts
Council will have their 2008
Women of Distinction Luncheon on
Friday, March 14, 2008. The
luncheon and awards program will
be held at the Omni Hotel at noon.
This year's honorees include
Roslyn Phillips, Pam Paul, Mary
Terry, Nina Waters and Kristi
Bageant-Epperson. For tickets or
more information, call 421.3486.

Jax Genealogical
Society Meeting
The Jacksonville Genealogical
Society will hold their regular
monthly meeting, March 15, 2008,
at 1:30 p.m., at the Webb-
Wesconnett Branch Library, 6887
103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida.
We are very pleased to have as our
speaker, Dr. Carolyn Williams,
Professor of History at UNF. She
will discuss African-American
History and Genealogy. For addi-
tional information please contact
Mary Chauncey at 781-9300.

JLOC Free Food and
Clothes Give-a-Way
On Saturday, March 15th the
Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee for the Millions More
Movement will serve food and give
away clothes 11:00 a.m. til 5:00
p.m. at 916 North Myrtle Ave.,b
between Kings Road and Beaver
Street.If you have questions ,or just
want to know more about the
Millions More Movement visit their
website,or call

Audition for Locally
Produced Dreamgirls
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
will hold auditions for their upcom-
ing production "Dreamgirls"
singers and dancers are needed.
Auditions will be held on
Saturday, March 15, 2008 from
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and
Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 1:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the
Jacksonville Center of the Arts,
2049 N. Pearl Street. Male and
Females performers must be at least
18 years of age. Please prepare a
song from the play that shows off
your vocal range and character. For
more information please call Stage
Aurora at (904) 765 7372.
Dreamgirls will perform at the
Florida Theatre May 10-11, 2008.

MOSH Easter
Egg Hunt
The Museum of Science and
History will have their free 7th
annual Easter Egg Hunt catering to
children eight years old and
younger on March 15th. The Hunt
will be held at Friendship Fountain
Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
but the hunt begins at 10:00 a.m.

sharp with over 8000 Easter Eggs
loaded with treats and trinkets.
Children will be separated into
three age groups. The Easter Bunny
will make an appearance and offer
photo opportunities.

D.A. School of the
Arts Writers Festival
Writers from all over the state will
come together at one of the few
remaining writers' festivals left in
Florida. Interactive workshops in
all elements of writing craft will be
presented by nine writers from
within the national literary commu-
nity. The Festival will be held on
Saturday, March 15th from 8:30
a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Main Library.
Workshop price includes lunch and
an evening reading with Billy
Collins: Call (904) 346-5620, ext.
176 or visit

Free Pili Pili Concert
Local reggae band Pili Pili will be
inconcert at the Jacksonville
Landing on Sunday, March 16th
from 4:30 9 p.m.

Liza Minelli in Concert
Liza Minnelli began performing at
the age of three and hasn't stopped
since will be in Jacksonville for her
first performance in 15 years on
Sunday, March 16th at 7 p.m. An
icon of stage and screen, the leg-
endary superstar has won an Oscar,
three Tonys, two Golden Globes, a
Grammy and an Emmy. She is best
known, however, for her live con-
certs. The performance will be at
the Moran Theater. Call 632-3373
for tickets or more information.

2008 Stanton Gala
Committee Meeting
Current class leaders, faculty and
staff of Old Stanton, New Stanton
and Stanton Vocational high
schools are urged to attend a
Gala/Reunion Meeting Monday,
March 17, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. at
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church,
to discuss plans for the May 3, 2008
Stanton Gala. For more informa-
tion, please call Kenneth Reddick,
Gala Chairman at 904-764-8795 or
visit the Stanton website at

BET Presents
"Teens of Comedy"
The Teens of Comedy is a hilari-
ous family friendly comedy show
starring 16 yr. old, Lil JJ from
Nickelodeon, and 20 yr. old
Brandon T. Jackson from "Wild In
Out" and MTV. Also in the line-up
is Little Isaih (Kelly), 15 yrs. old,
from TV One's "Who Got Jokes",
and Juan Garcia/CTV. The show
takes place on Saturday, March 22
at 7:00 PM. For tickets, please call
904-353-3309, or visit www.ticket-

Amateur Night
Come to Amateur Night at the Ritz
where you will witness some of the
hottest talent in Jacksonville! Like
the Apollo's show in Harlem, con-
testants compete for cash prizes and
the cheers or jeers of the audience
decide who goes home with the
cash. Tickets are available at the
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum on
Friday, March 25th starting at
7:30 p.m. Call 632-5555 for more

Free Plant
Cultivating Class
There will be a free class on Plant
Propagation Basics, "Setting seeds
and taking cuttings". Tuesday,
March 25, 2008 from 6:00 8:00
p.m. The class will be held at the
Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
6887 103rd Street. Participants will
learn how to take cuttings and start
your own seeds. Hands-on activi-
ties are included with ways to recy-
cle paper products and take home
your own seed pots. Call 387-8850
to register. Space is limited.

Stanton Cultural
Heritage Luncheon
All former faculty, administrators
and graduates of Old, new,
Vocational and College Preparatory
Stanton are invited to the seventh
annual Cultural heritage Luncheon.
The classes of 38' 48' 58' 68' 78'
88' and 98 will be honored. The
luncheon will be held on Thursday,
March 27th from 11:30 a.m. 1:30
p.m. in the Stanton Auditorium. For
more information or to RSVP your
attendance, call 630-6760 ext 118.

Art After Dark
Each spring the Florida Theatre
hosts Art After Dark. The event is a
showcase for the works of our com-
munity's most exceptional unrepre-
sented emerging visual artists. It
will be held on Friday, March 28th
from 7 10 p.m. The event provides
patrons an opportunity to view and
purchase works by these fabulous
artists. All of the artwork show-
cased is for sale, and 90% of the
proceeds go directly to the artists.
For tickets or more information call

World Golf Village
Art and Home Tour
On March 30th from 12-4 p.m.,
the Neighborhoods of World Golf
Village will present its annual
Spring Art & Home Tour. The free
tour will feature four beautiful
homes with artwork displays from
area artists. For more information,
call Davidson Realty, Inc. at (904)

The Art of Spoken
Word at the Ritz
The First Thursday of every
month at 7:00 p.m., the lobby of the
Ritz is transformed into a stage for
poets and poetry lovers of all ages.
Show off your own talent for verse,
or just come, listen and soak up the
creative atmosphere. The next open
session featuring free admission
will be held on April 3rd. Call 632-
5555 for more information.

Funk Fest 2008
Concert at Metro Park
Funk Fest 2008 will take place on
Saturday, April 5th at Metropolitan
park. Featured artists include
Morris Day and the Time, Big
Daddy Kane, Betty Wright and the
Gap Band. The show starts at 5 p.m.
For more info call 223-3587.

Jax Children's Chorus
Auditions at Brentwood
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus
( is
holding fall semester auditions for
children grades 2-12 on Monday,
April 7, 2008 at Brentwood
Elementary School from 6-7 p.m.
The school address is 3750
Springfield Blvd. To schedule an
audition, call (904) 346-1636.


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Florida Forum Lecture
with Tiki Barber
The Florida Forum Lecture series
will continue on April 8, 2008 with
broadcaster, former NFL pro and
author Tiki Barber.
Tiki Barber retired in 2007 holding
every NY Giants rushing record and
tied with two other NFL players for
yards rushing and receiving. The
three-time Pro Bowl player was
both a scholar and an athlete at the
University of Virginia. Tiki joined
NBC in 2007 and will split his time
as a correspondent between the
Today show and NBC's Football
Night. Barber is also an award-win-
ning children's book co-author. For
ticket information call 202-2886.

Bill Cosby in Concert
Veteran comedic entertainer Bill
Cosby will be returning to
Jacksonville for two performances
at the Times Union Center for
Performing Arts. The shows will be
on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 5
p.m. and 8 p.m. For tickets or for
more information call 353-3309.

"Cure by Design"
Fashion & Luncheon
The 9th annual "Cure by Design"
Fashion Show and Luncheon will
be held Wednesday April 16, 2008,
at 11:00 a.m. There will be a
Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction,
Lunch and Couture Fashion Show
featuring celebrity models and can-
cer survivors. It will be held at the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph
Boulevard. This event is a celebra-
tion of life, survivorship, and the
fight against cancer. For ticket
information, contact the American
Cancer Society 904-391-3608.

Annual Celebration
of Leadership
Leadership Jacksonville will have
their 13th annual Celebration of
Leadership honoring Barbara
Drake, Noah Henderson and Teala
Milton on Thursday, April 17th
atthe Hyatt Regency. For tickets or
more information, call 396-6263.

Ritz Black
Broadway Performance
Your Arms Too Short to Box with
God will be on the stages of the Ritz
Theater April 18th at 8:00 p.m.
Loosely based on the Gospel of St.
Matthew, this two-act musical
played on Broadway from 1976 to
1979. For tickets call 632-5555.

Riverside Avondale
Tour of Homes
The Riverside Avondale
Preservation Association will have
their 34th Annual Spring Tour of
Homes on Saturday and Sunday
April 26 and 27th throughout the
historic district. The self guided
tour of neighborhood homes will be
throughout the day until 5 p.m. For
tickets or more information, call

One Jax Humanitarian
Awards Dinner
The 2008 Humanitarian Awards
Dinner presented by Onejax, will be
held on April 29th at 6 p.m. at the
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Riverfront Hotel. The event honors
those who have demonstrated a
commitment to serving the commu-
nity. This year's honorees include
Gertrude Peele, Michael Korn,
James Burt and Deboarah Pass. For
more information, call 354-1529.


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Robert Down Jr. in Blackface for his new film, "A Scanner Darkly".
Maybe They Couldn't Find

Enough Talented Black Actors?

Ben Stiller's upcoming film
"Tropic Thunder" was previously
known as the project that Owen
Wilson had to leave due to his
reported suicide attempt. On
Thursday, the movie became
known as the flick that features
Robert Downey Jr. as a black man.
Co-written, directed and produced
by Stiller, the film is described as a
satire of the entire acting profes-
sion. Downey Jr. stars as Kirk
Lazarus, a character crafted by
Stiller to poke fun at Hollywood's
overly-committed actors. As seen
in a photo from the production
released yesterday, Lazarus, a white
man, is cast in the role of a black
Stiller told Entertainment Weekly
he was "trying to push it as far as

you can within reality," with the
intent of satirizing over-the-top
actors, not African-Americans. "I
had no idea how people would
respond to it." But at a recent
screening, black viewers liked the
film, he said.
"If it's done right, it could be the
type of role you called Peter Sellers
to do 35 years ago," Downey said.
"If you don't do it right, we're going
to hell."
The studio plans to debut the trail-
er online March 17. In one scene,
Lazarus tries to bond with a real
African-American cast mate by
quoting the theme song from "The
Downey told EW that he is con-
fident he never crossed the line.

Iraq Costs US
The flow of blood may be ebbing,
but the flood of money into the Iraq
war is steadily rising, new analyses
show. In 2008, its sixth year, the
war will cost approximately $12
billion a month, triple the "bum"
rate of its earliest years, Nobel
Prize-winning economist Joseph E.
Stiglitz and co-author Linda J.

$12 Billion Per
Bilmes report in a new book.
Beyond 2008, working with
"best-case" and "realistic-moder-
ate" scenarios, they project the Iraq
and Afghan wars, including long-
term U.S. military occupations of
those countries, will cost the U.S.
budget between $1.7 trillion and
$2.7 trillion or more by 2017.

Interest on
Month money bor-
rowed to pay
those costs could alone add $816
billion to that bottom line, they say.
The nonpartisan Congressional
Budget Office (CBO) has done its
own projections and comes in
lower, forecasting a cumulative
cost by 2017 of $1.2 trillion to $1.7
trillion for the two wars, with Iraq

generally accounting for three-
quarters of the costs.
Variations in such estimates stem
from the sliding scales of assump-
tions, scenarios and budget items
that are counted. But whatever the
estimate, the cost will be huge, the
auditors of the Government
Accountability Office say. These
numbers don't include the war's
cost to the rest of the world.

Best and worst of times for Black women

continued from front
"The one thing that is certain is
the need to hear and amplify the
voices of black women," longtime
civil rights activist Dorothy Height
writes in the foreword. "Too often,
our needs, concerns, struggles, and
triumphs are diminished and subor-
dinated to what is believed to be the
more pressing concerns of others."
Julianne Malveaux, the president
of Bennett College for Women in
Greensboro, N.C., contends in the
report's opening essay that the
image of black women in popular
culture has barely improved in the
year since the Imus incident.
White men continue to dominate
on TV's Sunday morning news
shows, she writes, while "the gyrat-
ing, undulating image of African-
American women in rap music
videos and, by extension, on cable
television is as prevalent as ever."
Working harder, suffering
The report delves deeply into
economics, noting that black
women are more likely than white
or Hispanic women to be running a
household and raising children on
their own. According to Malveaux,
black women hold more jobs

nationwide than black men, yet -
despite their breadwinner roles -
earn less on average, $566 a week
compared to $629 for black men.
In an essay about the home loan
crisis, Andrea Harris, president of
the North Carolina Institute for
Minority Economic Development,
suggests that black women have
suffered disproportionately.
Assessing recent federal data on
subprime loans, which are a main
culprit in the foreclosure epidemic,
Harris says black women received
far more of these loans in 2006 than
white men.
"It is easy to imagine the devasta-
tion that is headed toward African-
American women and their com-
munities," Harris writes.
An essay by Dr. Doris Browne, a
public health expert, details the
above-average rates of cancer, dia-
betes and heart disease among
black women.
On the success path
On an upbeat note, former Labor
Secretary Alexis Herman notes in
her essay that black women are
making huge strides as entrepre-
neurs. The number of businesses

owned by them increased by 147
percent between 1997 and 2006,
compared to an overall business,
growth rate of 24 percent, she
Another of the essayists, Melanie
Campbell of the National Coalition
on Black Civic Participation, said
in an interview that disparities in
health care and economics are the
paramount issues for black women
as the election campaign unfolds.
Exit polling shows that black
women have become a larger force
within the Democratic electorate
compared to 2004, and Campbell
said their expectations for policy
changes also are rising.
"We want to go beyond being
thought about," she said. "We want
'Backbone of the black family'
The president of the Urban
League, a 98-year-old black
empowerment organization, hailed
women as "the backbone of the
black family" constantly sur-
mounting obstacles. Marc Morial
called for expansion of programs
that would assist black women in
starting businesses, protect more of

them from predatory lending
schemes, and provide more of them
with affordable, high-quality child
"When black women hurt, the
American family suffers," Morial
wrote. "But by uplifting black
women, especially those struggling
hardest to keep their families
together and their dreams on track,
we lift up every American commu-
A year ago, the Urban League
focused its State of Black America
report on the difficulties facing
many young black men, including
their high rates of crime and impris-
onment. This year's theme was wel-
comed by black women who
believe their particular concerns
often are overlooked.
"I'm heartened that we're delving
into this issue in depth in a way that
we haven't in the past," said Avis
Jones-DeWeever, a public policy
expert with the National Council of
Negro Women.
"For us, it's two steps forward,
one step back," she added. "But we
do have a lot to be proud of."

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Thank you to all of the entries into last week's Florid'as First Contest. We had some entries come
close, but none to CORRECTLY IDENTIFY all of the Black history trailblazers. That means last week's
prize pool will roll over to this week for a grand prize of $200 to the first 15 ALL CORRECT ANSWERS.

Celebrate Women's History

Win $200 by Knowing Your State Trivia

How Many Women Do You Know Impacting Florida and the Nation?

1. What famous Harlem renaissance author
and writer taught at Florida Memorial College
in St. Augustine?

3. Who is the author of two books about her
experiences working for another famous author,
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings?

5. Who was the great-great-great-great-grand-
daughter of Zepheniah Kingsley who convinced
Amelia Island Plantation to donate acres of
dunes for a community park?

8. What Florida jusge is the first Black female
Justice of the Florida Supreme Court and only
the third female Justice?

10. Who is the African princess in the
Mausoleum in the Old City Cemetery on the

12. She was the founding president of the
National Council of Negro Women and also
founded a Florida HBCU.

13. Who established the James Weldon
Johnson Heritage Festival dedicated to the cul-
tural arts and the legacy of James Weldon

15. Who was the first Black woman elected to
the Florida senate?

17.Who were the first two African-American
women elected to Jacksonville City Council?

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How well do you know your history of Black women? The stakes have gone up and so have the questions. Now you can win $200 for being the first to
CORRECTLY identify what each of the above women have made history for. Entries are due no later than Tuesday, March 17th. Entries can be emailed
to:, Faxed to (904)765-8611 or mailed to: Free Press Firsts Contest, P.O. Box 43580, Jacksonville, FL 32203. Good luck!!!

1. Althea Gibson became the first
African-American tennis player to
participate in and win Wimbledon
and the U.S. National Tennis
Championship. She won both tour-
naments twice, in 1957 and 1958.
2. Carol Moseley Braun became
the first Black woman to be elected
a U.S. senator, serving from 1992 to
1998 from the state of Illinois.
3. Condoleezza Rice In 2005,

Condoleezza Rice became the first
Black woman Secretary of State.
Constance Baker Motley
Constance Baker Motley became
the first Black woman federal
judge, in 1966.
4. Constance Baker Motley In
1966, Motley was appointed to a
federal judgeship in 1966, the first
African American woman to hold
that position.
5. Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman,
popularly known as "Queen Bess,"

was the first African-American
woman to become an airplane pilot,
and the first American woman to
hold an international pilot's license,
in 1921.
6. Gwendolyn Brooks is the first
African American writer to win a
Pulitzer Prize in 1950. She is best
known for her sensitive portraits of
urban Blacks who encounter racism
and poverty in their daily lives.
Madam C. J. Walker
7. In 1905, Sarah Breedlove

Walker, known as Madam C. J.
Walker, was the first African
American woman millionaire in
America, known for not only her
hair-straightening treatment and her
salon system (which helped other
African Americans to succeed) but
also her work to end lynching and
expand women's rights.
Mae Jemison
8. Mae Jemison, a medical doc-
tor, became the first Black woman
astronaut, in 1988. On Sept. 12,

Bessie Coleman
1992, she became the first African-
American woman to go into space.
Sheila Johnson
9. Sheila Johnson, the world's
first Black American billionaire,
also became the first Black woman
to own three professional sports
franchises the Washington
Capitals hockey team, Washington
Wizards basketball team, and
Washington Mystics women's pro-
fessional basketball team in 2002.
10. Shirley Chisholm became the

Gwendolyn Brooks
first Black woman elected to
Congress in 1968 (from Brooklyn
to 91st Congress). Four years later,
she was the first African American
to run for the presidential nomina-
tion of one of the nation's two main
political parties
11. Toni Morrison became the
first Black to win the Nobel Prize in
Literature, in 1993.
12. In 1983, Vanessa Williams
made history as the first Black Miss

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