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The Jacksonville free press
Running title:
Mrs. Perry's free press
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
November 3, 2011
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Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
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"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."
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Johnson C. Smith receives one of the
largest grants ever for an HBCU
Johnson C. Smith University, an Historically Black Educational insti-
tution in Charlotte, North Carolina, was presented with a $35 million
grant from the Duke Endowment. The grant is one of the ligetl grants
ever awarded to a Historically Black College or University. The grant
money will be divided to support several projects. The largest chunk, $25
million, is being used to build a new science center on campus. Some
$5.5 million will be used to renovate a Residence Hall and $4.5 million
will be used to fund scholarships for JCSU students. Johnson C. Smith
University President Ronald L. Carter, stated, "I know there are Harvard
and the Dukes and the Yale. But you know what we have a blue ocean
that is waiting for Johnson C. Smith University and the Duke
Endowment has made it possible to sail."

Judge finally approves Black
farmers billion dollar settlement
WASHINGTON A federal judge has given final approval to a $1.2
billion government settlement with black farmers who claim they were
unfairly denied loans and other assistance from the Agriculture
Department over many years. Federal judge Paul Friedman said it will
likely take about a year for neutral parties to review claims and then all
of the settlements will be paid out at once.
This is the second round of settlements in the 1999 case known as the
Pigford case, after the original plaintiff, North Carolina farmer Timothy
Pigford. The settlement is directed at farmers who were denied payments
in the first round because they missed deadlines for filing. Congress
passed the settlement last year.

Not so funny joke: GOP Email
depicts Obama shot in the head
A Virginia Republican group is under fire
after using a shocking image of President
S T Obama as part of a Halloween email.
The depiction of President Obama as a "zom-
bie" with a bullet hole in his forehead was part
of the illustration in email sent to members of
the Loudoun County Republican committee
asking them to help decorate a float for the
Halloween parade in Leesburg.
Governor Bob McDonald called on the Loudoun GOP to "apologize
for their actions, and to immediately ensure that such imagery is never
used again."
Virginia GOP Chairman Pat Mullins said the image "has no place in our
politics. Ever."
The email also featured a "zombified" picture of House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Study finds beverage industry
targets minority children, teens
A new report from Yale University found that beverage companies are
targeting children, particularly black and Hispanic youths, in their sales
campaigns for sodas, fruit, energy and sports drinks.
A report released from Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
said that children and teens were exposed to double the amount of tele-
vision ads for full-calorie and sugary beverages from 2008 to 2010. The
study also reported that black children and teens saw 80- to 90 percent
more ads compared with whites, including more than twice as many ads
for Sprite, Mountain Dew, 5-hour Energy, and Vitamin Water. Hispanic
children saw 49 percent more ads for sugary drinks and energy drinks,
with Hispanic preschoolers seeing more ads for Coca-Cola Classic,
Kool-Aid, 7 Up and Sunny Delight than their older counterparts.
"There is no doubt that children and teens need protection from the
masterful and ubiquitous marketing by companies of products known to
increase risk for obesity and diabetes," Kelly Brownell, co-author of the
report wrote in an article for The Atlantic. "Industry's promise to behave
better seems empty when the evidence shows they are exposing children
even more to messages promoting high-sugar drinks."

Census: Atlanta has widest income
gap between rich and poor
It is a case of the have and the have not. Of all major American cities,
Atlanta now has the widest income gap between rich and poor. U.S cen-
sus numbers have given the city a new label that's nothing to be proud of,
but shows how many Georgians are struggling to make ends meet.
The recession that began in 2007 took a steep toll, with only a few
places spared from a rise in jobless rates and a decline in incomes. Nearly
one-in-six Americans live in poverty.
Those sobering numbers cross ever state and ethic line, leaving a debil-
itating mark on the nation's children. Sixteen million of them are grow-
ing up in poverty, that's 40 percent of all African-American children and
37 percent of Hispanic children, according to the U.S. Census.
The Census concludes the most income-segregated areas tend to be
found in the suburbs. In 2000, for example, 76 percent of the Atlanta
region's poor lived in the suburbs. In 2008, 85 percent did. Only five U.S.
suburbs notched a greater rise in their percentage of poor people during
that time period. All that happened before the recession tore a gaping
hole in metro Atlanta's financial fabric.

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Macedonia Village Embraces Mom's New Brood

of Seven Adopted Children with New Van, $9,000
The church faiuily of Greater .
Macedonia Baptist Church joined l '
together with community partners
to assist Rosa Mac Solomon with
her newly adopted fanily.
The 63-year-old foster mother
recently adopted seven siblings. To
her surprise, while attending serv-
ices at Greater Macedonia last
weekend, she was presented with a
new 12 passenger van and $9.000
to assist with expenses.
The children, ages 2-13. had all
been separated in foster homes
since their parents had lost parental
rights. It Duial County's first adop-
tion of seven siblings into a single
fmrnily under one rootf..
The church joined with commu-
nity partners including the 100
Black Men and the Neighbor to
Family Program for the pre;enta-
tion. Gre ncr N1i ceCdonuia \\ho
spearheaded the cftort, brought the
players to the table thanks to the
coordination of their pastor, Dr.
Landon Williams and Tony Hill. Shown above at the cupcake and ice-cream celebration are Tony Hill, Hillary Colary (Neighbor to
Following the special services, thle Family), Stephen Kennedy (100 Black Men), honoree Rosa Mae Solomon, Dr. Landon Williams and Circuit
family joined the congregation in a Jludge David Gooding who presided over the adoption. The children are holding the check presented to Ms.
ice cream and cupcake feast. Solomon to use for their care from Greater Macedonia and other community partners.

Hundreds of youth attend Bethel Baptist
Harvest Day for a safe Halloween option


Bethel Baptist Institutional Church hosted a free Harvest Celebration last
Friday. The church does not observe Halloween as a holiday, but they have
found a fun way to distract youths from the tradition of 'ghosts and goblins',
by embracing the bounty of nature and family during the harvest season. Mrs.
Deborah Williams is shown dressed up as Queen Mother Earth engaging some
of the smallest participants in a fun game. There was basketball 3-on-3, bounc-
ing castles, arts and crafts, a photo booth, food, candy, music and more, creat-
ing a safe and fun environment for over 300 children to enjoy. R. Silverphoto

Old Floradale Neighborhood Tribute,
Located in the heart of the corn-
nmunity near 45th and Avenue B,
the neighborhood dubbed "Old
Floradale" held their 5th annual
block party last weekend uniting
former and present residents for a
day of old fashioned camaraderie.
One of the first subdivisions for
African Americans in l
Jacksonville established in 1953, I
attendees are rich in culture, his-
tory and tradition. The block
party sections off streets and pro-
vides an open arena for free bar-
becue, games, music and good
"I'm glad everyone is here, we're
proud of our neighbors and want
everyone to continue to come
together to pray and enjoy the
food," said long-timi' resident
Lucille Grant.
Current residents of Old

St. Phillips supports EWC with $5000 st. Philips
Episcopal Church held the 4th annual "Edward Waters College Day" last
weekend in the church sanctuary located in downtown Jacksonville.
The organizing committee set a goal of $5000.00 to be raised in "love
offerings" in support of Jacksonville's HBCU for this year's concert and
thanks to the generous response of those in attendance and the Jacksonville
community that goal was achieved. More on page 3

s History and Tradition at Block Party

Floradale gathered for a group shot at their annual Block Party.

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Shown on the steps of the Capital in Washington, D.C. last week are retired U.S. Marines that trained at
Montford Point with Cong. Brown, an advocate for their recognition: (L-R) Lt. Col. Joseph Carpenter, Sgt.
Earl Evans, SSgt. Eugene Groves, Cong. Corrine Brown, and GySgt. Ruben McNair, USMC.

Black Marines on Way to Congressional Medals

History books and Hollywood have
chronicled the Army's Buffalo Sol-
diers and the Army Air Corps'
Tuskegee Airmen, but the men who
integrated the Marines during World
War II often have been forgotten.
That is starting to change, beginning
with the House's 422-0 vote of H.R.
2447, a bill sponsored by Jack-
sonville's own Cong. Corrine Brown.
Congresswoman Corrine Brown
was elated upon passing her bill with
strong bipartisan support (HR 2447),
granting the Congressional Gold
Medal to the Montford Point Marines
today on the House floor last week.
"As a key Member of the Congres-
sional Black Caucus and House
Committee on Veterans'Affairs, I am
thrilled to see this piece of legislation
finally come to fruition. H.R. 2447 is
an extremely important measure that
honors the first black Marines with
long overdue deserved recognition,"

said the Congresswoman.
In 1941, President Franklin D. Roo-
sevelt ordered the Marine Corps to
accept blacks. The Marine Corps was
the last military branch to do so.
The black Marines received their
basic training adjacent to Camp Leje-
une in North Carolina, where condi-
tions were harsh and the treatment
from their fellow Marines could be
even harsher. The black Marines
were not allowed to enter Camp
Lejeune unless accompanied by a
white officer. In the few times they
participated in training exercises,
they could not eat until the white
Marines had finished. They were
routinely passed over for promotions.
About 19,000 men trained at
Montford Point between 1942 and
1949. Most have since died. Eugene
Groves, a staff sergeant who fought
in Korea, was one of four Montford
Point veterans on hand for the vote

Tuesday. The lawmakers gave the
four a standing ovation shortly before
the vote.
Groves, who trained at Montford
Point in 1946, said he appreciated the
recognition. He served in the Korean
War and said he felt for a time like
the Marine Corps did not want to ac-
knowledge the Montford Marines
"They did not want us involved in
the history," Groves said. "It's been a
hard fight."
More than 300 lawmakers were co-
sponsors of the legislation, providing
Republicans and Democrats with a
rare moment of bipartisanship. Law-
makers from both parties spoke in
favor of the resolution.
"This is a proud victory for the
Montford Point Marines, as this Gold
Medal will forever anchor their role
in the history of our nation's great
military,." said Cong. Brown

Learning another way: Jacksonville Job

Corps Celebrate Conflict Resolution Day

Mayor Alvin Brown issued a
Proclamation declaring October 27th
as Conflict Resolution Day at the
Jacksonville Job Corps Center. The
local Job Corps helps 16 to 24 year
old men and women to improve the
quality of their lives through career
technical and academic training.
The theme for the day was Resolv-
ing Conflict in the Workplace and in-
cluded activities that lasted
throughout the day.
Job Corps recognizes the counter
productive and dangerous situations
that can occur because of bullying
and un-resolved conflict among
youth, and is working to teach young
people how to handle conflict in a
non-violent manner. Speakers ad-
dressed the legal ramifications of un-
resolved conflict along with activities
that included skits and workshops ad-
dressing suicide, bullying, sexual as-
sault, relationship conflict and
Special guests included former
State Center Tony Hill who delivered
the proclamation from the City of
Jacksonville and Atty. La Fonda Gib-
son Middleton who was the key note
speaker for the event. She shared
with the students and staff incidents
of poor decision making and advised
them to always think before acting.

DALLAS (AP) A Dallas-area
rapist appears to be preying on
members of a national black soror-
ity, leading the organization to urge
alumnae to remove any trace of
their affiliation from cars, clothing
and even their key chains.
Delta Sigma Theta issued the
warning this week, citing four sex-
ual assaults, all involving black
women in their mid-50s to mid-60s.
Police say the assailant indicated
during the attacks that he knew per-
sonal information about the victims.
"We believe it's more than just ac-
cidental," said Matthew Kosec,
deputy police chief in Coppell.
Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre,




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At the end of the day, 350 students
and over 100 staff members all
signed the proclamation committing
to finding meaningful ways to re-
solve and eliminate conflict.
The Proclamation will be framed
and placed in the center of the Corps
headquarters as a testimony to the
student's commitment to resolving
conflict and keeping Job Corps a safe
and conflict free environment.
Jacksonville Job Corps center
trains about 525 students per year.
The young men and women study to
become: carpenters, electricians, cer-


national president of the sorority,
said it isn't certain that the victims
were targeted because of their soror-
ity affiliation, but "we are erring on
the side of caution" and advising
members "to take the necessary pre-
cautionary measures."
The group urged members to
avoid displaying any items identify-
ing them as sorority alumnae, in-
cluding vehicle stickers, jewelry,
clothing and accessories. They also
warned members to remove infor-
mation such as their whereabouts
from social networking sites.
Detectives have not determined
exactly how the rapist might be
learning about the membership.

tified nurse assistants, office admin-
istrators, pharmacy technicians and
other professionals. The center's top
priority is to teach eligible young
people the skills they need to become
employable and to help place them
into meaningful careers. Job Corps is
a taxpayer-supported education and
career technical training program ad-
ministered by the United States
Labor Department.
For more information on Jack-
sonville Job Corps Center contact
Joann Manning-Business & Commu-
nity Liaison 632-5410.

/-aring Colors
"We just don't know if the suspect
is identifying these ladies as they are
out shopping in the area or if it's
something more advanced than that"
such as using social networking
sites, Corinth police Capt. Greg
Wilkerson said.
The most recent attack was Oct.
14 in Shady Shores, said Corinth
police, who are investigating the
rape in the nearby community. The
Coppell attack occurred Sept. 15.
The other two assaults took place
in Piano -- one in April and another
"prior to that," said Piano police
spokesman Andrae Smith, who
would not elaborate on the earlier

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Students sign the Conflict Resolution as Tony Hill looks on.


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November 3 9 2011

Duval County Public Schools Hires Cheryl Riddick

as Director of Community and Family Engagement

Cheryl Riddick
Cheryl Riddick has been named
the new Director of Community
and Family Engagement by the
Duval County Public Schools.
"Cheryl Riddick brings a diverse
skill set to Duval County Public
Schools, making her highly quali-
fied to head the department of
Community and Family
Engagement," said Superintendent
Ed Pratt-Dannals. "Her experience

as a leader for a large-scale founda-
tion and ability to uphold profes-
sional standards will serve our dis-
trict well in the acquisition of new
business and community partner-
Riddick will begin her new role on
Monday, December 5, 2011. She
will direct the supervisors, coordi-
nators and technical managers
within the department of
Community and Family
Engagement. She will also lead the
team to identify business and com-
munity partnerships in support of
successful student education.
Most recently, Cheryl Riddick
served as the vice president of
Grantmaking Services at The
Community Foundation in
Jacksonville, a position she has
held for more than seven years. In
this position, she oversaw the
Foundation's grantmaking and
community initiatives' objectives
and led staff support for Eartha M.
M. White Legacy Fund Advisory
Board. Riddick brings more than 30
years experience in community
engagement and communications.

Riddick also worked lor 14 years in
Public Affairs and Community
Relations with CitiCards. In this
position, Riddick directed commu-
nity relations strategies, sponsor-
ships and advertising, as well as
managing legislative, regulatory
and public affairs programs.
"Cheryl brings a wealth of com-
munity, philanthropic and corporate
experience to her new position,"
said Nina Waters, president of The
Community Foundation in
Jacksonville. "With an abundance
of strong relationships throughout
the community, she'll provide
thoughtful alignment of existing
and potentially new partners for
Duval County Public Schools."
Riddick received her Bachelor of
Arts degree from Wesleyan
University. She recently served as a
board member of the Cultural
Council of Greater Jacksonville.
She is also a 1999 graduate of
Leadership Jacksonville and a 2000
graduate of Leadership Florida.
Duval County Public Schools
operates 177 schools and serves
approximately 125,000 students.

A Guide to President

Obama's Student Loan Plan

Recognizing that college students
and recent graduates are facing ris-
ing tuition prices and burdensome
student loan debt, President Barack
Obama announced a plan that seeks
to lessen the burden of paying back
student loans.
Some questions and answers
about student loans:
Q: How big a problem is student
loan debt?
A: Total outstanding student debt
has passed $1 trillion, more than the
nation's credit card debt, and aver-
age indebtedness for students is ris-
ing. The College Board said
Wednesday that the average in-state
tuition and fees at four-year public
colleges rose an additional $631
this fall, or about 8 percent, com-
pared with a year ago. The cost of a
full credit load has passed $8,000 -
an all-time high.
The board said about 56 percent
of bachelor's degree recipients at
public schools graduated with debt
averaging about $22,000. From pri-
vate nonprofit universities, 65 per-
cent graduated with debt averaging
about $28,000. Experts say those
average amounts usually are still
manageable, at least for those who
finish a degree. But they are con-
cerned about the rate of increase,
the growing numbers with substan-
tially more debt and the increase in
those apparently in over their heads
repaying them. The Education
Department said in September that
the national student loan default
rate for the 2009 budget year had
risen to 8.8 percent.
Q: What does Obama's plan do?
A: Obama will accelerate a law
passed by Congress last year that
lowers the maximum required pay-
ment on student loans from 15 per-
cent of discretionary income annu-
ally to 10 percent for eligible bor-
rowers. It goes into effect next year,
instead of 2014. Also, the remain-
ing debt would be forgiven after 20
years, instead of 25. The White
House said about 1.6 million bor-
rowers could be affected.
Obama also will allow borrowers
who have a loan from the Federal
Family Education Loan Program
and a direct loan from the govern-
ment to consolidate them at an
interest rate of up to a half percent-
age point less. This could affect 5.8
million borrowers, according to the
White House.
Q: How much does it save bor-
A: Some borrowers will save sev-
eral hundred dollars a month in
Q: What's the difference between
government-backed student loans
and private student loans? And,
does Obama's plan impact private
loan borrowers?
A: Before the law change, bor-
rowers wanting a student loan
backed by the government could
get loans directly from the govern-
ment or from the Federal Family
Education Loan Program. Those
from the Federal Family Education

Loan Program were issued by pri-
vate lenders, but basically backed
by the government. The law elimi-
nated the private lenders' role as
middlemen and made all such loans
direct loans. The law was passed
with the overhaul of the health care
system with the anticipation that it
would save about $60 billion over a
Private loans are one students
typically get when they get all they
can get from the government.
They're typically from banks, and
they are where students tend to get
into the most trouble because they
don't have the same government
protections and they usually have
higher interest rates. Obama's plan
won't help students stuck in those.
The amount of private lending has
fallen sharply in recent years as
lenders have cut back and demand-
ed higher credit scores. However,
for extremely expensive colleges,
students may hit the maximum fed-
eral borrowing limits and have no
choice but to look for private loans.
Q: Are there others who don't
A: Borrowers already in default
won't qualify. The accelerated com-
ponent of the income-based repay-
ment plan only applies to borrowers
who take out a loan in 2012 or later
and who also took out a loan some-
time between 2008 and 2012,

according to the Education
Department. To be eligible for the
consolidated loan component, a
borrower must have both a direct
loan from the government and a
loan from the Federal Family
Education Loan Program.
Q: The White House says the
plan is free to taxpayers. How can
that be'?
A: A White House official says it
doesn't cost taxpayers anything
because when the loans are consol-
idated, the government no longer
has to pay a subsidy to private
lenders on the Federal Family
Education Loan Program loans.
Q: What do Republicans say?
A: Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., the
ranking Republican on the Senate
Health, Education, Labor and
Pensions Committee, said in a
statement that Obama crafted his
plan behind closed doors and "we
are left with more questions than
answers." Sen. Lamar Alexander,
R-Tenn., a former U.S. education
secretary, said the real way to
reduce the burden of student-loan
debt is to slow down the growth of
tuition and the best way to do that is
to "reduce health care costs and
mandates that are soaking up state
dollars that in the past have gone to
support public colleges and univer-

Clark, Spencer Among JUL

Equal Opportunity Honorees

Hester Clark
The Jacksonville Urban League
will honor four local individuals
and companies dedicated to the
ideals of equal opportunity at the
38th Annual Equal Opportunity
Luncheon next week on

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Charles Spencer
Wednesday, November 2nd at the
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
The agency's most prestigious
awards will be presented to two of
Jacksonville's civic leaders. Hester

Clark, of the Hester Clark Group,
will receive the Clanzel T. Brown
Award, named for the former
President of the Jacksonville Urban
League. The Whitney M. Young
Leadership Award, given to an indi-
vidual who exemplifies the ideals
of inclusion, partnership and equal-
ity set forth by the late National
Urban League President will be
presented to Charles Spencer of the
The Urban League will also pres-
ent Equal Opportunity Awards to
McDonalds and the Small Business
Administration, who are champions
of equal access and diversity.
The keynote speaker for this year's
luncheon is Linda Boucard,
Director of Communications,
Fonkoze USA (Haiti's alternative
Bank for the organized poor).
For tickets or more information,
call 366-3461.

Florida Black Caucus Speaks Out to Governor

Following a meeting this week
with Governor Rick Scott, mnem-
bers of the Florida Conference of
Black Slate Legislators issued the
following statement:
Martin Luther King once said,
"Human progress is neither auto-
matic nor inevitable... Every step

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continued from front
This annual event is chaired by
Carlottra Guyton, along with com-
mittee members. Shauna Allen,
Arelia Donadson, Metro Griffith,
Jacquelyn .ones, Gloria Morrison,
Roy Singleton, Barbara Lee,
Henry Mack and the church Rector,
Father Hugh Chapman.
Father Chapman stated that it is
both an honor and an obligation in
an alliance with the Jacksonville
community- for St. Philips to sup-
port Edward Waters College .

toward the goal of justice requires
sacrifice, suffering, and struggle."
Today, the Florida Legislative
Black Caucus met with Governor
Scott with Dr. King's words echo-
ing in our minds. We know that
progress is not inevitable, so we
believe in communicating the needs
and challenges that the communi-
ties in which we represent face.
We are at a time when African
Americans are facing staggering
unemployment, and our black men
who have been incarcerated are
often being released with few
options for gainful employment
once released. It is safe to say that
our communities are in crisis.
Instead of achieving the fullest
success in the school house, too
many of our young people are being
sent to the jail house. Our histori-
cally black colleges are facing
major budgetary shortfalls even
though they stand as the best


chance to provide a quality post
secondary education for these
young achievers.
And to add to all these challenges,
our communities are facing count-
less health disparities that need to
be addressed with urgency.
No leader goes into office with the
expectation of leaving the commu-
nities they represent worse off than
they found them. So today, we chal-
lenge the governor to leave this
state better off than he found it.
We challenge him to be true to his
word and create jobs that our com-
munities can benefit from without
displacing our public servants.
including teachers, police officers
and firefighters.
We challenge the governor to
focus on the fact that there are
many companies within the state
that are owned by women, disabled
veterans, blacks and other minori-
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October 8, 1945-November 7, 2009

Our lives go on without you;
however, nothing is the same
We find ourselves hiding our heartache
When someone speaks your name
Sad are the tears that love you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living without you is the hardest part of all
You did so many things for us
Your heart was so kind and true
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you
You left us wonderful memories
Your love is still our guide
And although we cannot see you
You are always by our side

Your Loving Wife Sandra,
La'Shundra (Daughter), Jonnathan (Son-in-law),
Jalen (Grandson) & Family



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The Herman Cain Show

Some of my "Conservative"
friends say that I am too hard on
Republicans, but I believe in sim-
ply calling a spade a spade. And
for those who say that I cannot be
an objective colunmist, well I say
that that is simply not true.
In fact, a few weeks ago I wrote
about the country's favorite black
Republican flavor of the month,
Herman Cain. I even said some
nice things about him, however I
find myself now wondering what
the "ham and cheese" was I think-
The more I hear Cain at debates
or during press conferences, I find
myself dumbfounded by some of
the comments that he makes. On
top of his unpredictable state-
ments, someone recently leaked
the facts of two sexual harassment
allegations made against him when
he led the National Restaurant
Association from 1996-1999. Now
these allegations don't make Cain
guilty, but his responses certainly
paint the picture of a man who is
not smooth on his feet.
In fact, as I sat watching one of
the news stations I heard him say
that he never sexually harassed
anyone and that there was never a
settlement with any women. Letter
that day, Cain told another reporter
that he was accused and that there
may have been an agreement
between the Restaurant
Association and the accusers.
A few hours later, he seemed to

have mistakenly said that if there
was a settlement he didn't remem-
ber signing it and didn't remember
the amount.
By the end of the day, Cain was
giving reporters details of an
encounter with a woman that lead
to him being "falsely" accused.
On the "PBS NewsHour," Mr.
Pizza mogul basically said, "I was
standing near her and said, 'You're
the same height as my wife.' She's
five feet tall and comes up to my
Cain added, "Obviously, she
thought that that was too close for
comfort. It showed up in the actual
allegation, but at the time when I
did that, you know, in my office.
The door was wide open. My sec-
retary was sitting right there." He
then said that he couldn't recall the
other claims.
But according to POLITICO, a
second woman reported Cain made
"an unwanted sexual advance" at a
hotel event in Chicago. Of course,
Cain denied it saying that he inter-
acts with a number of people when
traveling and doesn't remember
the alleged incident.
Not the most presidential series
of actions and responses.
As I watched television I thought
- where is this guy's campaign
manager or media consultant or
even his momma? Someone need-
ed to say shut up until you have
time to get your story together.
According to the POLITICO

Bordering on
story, the two women left the
organization after receiving "sepa-
ration packages that were in the
five-figure range."
Not very presidential Mr. Cain.
As I said earlier, this issue does not
prove that Cain is guilty, but it
proves that he is not ready for
prime time politics.
Cain and his team looked like
both political and media rookies.
But this latest situation is also a
reminder that Cain seems to be
more show than substance. A few
weeks ago he rolls out his 999
Plan, but during the last
Republican debate he couldn't
even fully describe his own plan.
Sometimes watching Cain is
more like watching some badly
produced reality show. It is almost
embarrassing because I question if
people actually take him serious.
He's obviously a smart guy, but
there is smart and then there's
being smart enough to take advan-
tage of your 15 minutes of fame.
Cain is definitely smart enough
or some might say crazy enough to
take advantage of even this latest
situation. During one of his many
interviews on Monday he said,
"By the way, folks, yes, 1 am an
unconventional candidate. And,
yes, I do have a sense of humor."
He added, "And some people
have a problem with that. But .. .
Herman is going to stay Herman."
In other words Herman is
going to keep on shucking and jiv-

ing and not addressing the real
issues facing the people of this
country. It is in fact disrespectful
to the women that filed the sexual
harassment claims to brush them
off as if he didn't even remember
that they ever happened.
So I guess that the women who
filed the complaints didn't get his
sense of humor?
While I respect Cain's business
and personal successes but he has
truly fiunbled his way through this
campaign cycle. He's been about
as consistent as a 5 year old in a
candy store.
For example, he once claimed
that abortion should be an individ-
ual choice then he changed this
stance saying that he misunder-
stood the question. He also said
that he would support an electri-
fied border fence that could kill
immigrants from Mexico. Huh?
Then after repeated questions by
reporters, he said that people didn't
get the joke.
Much like Sarah Palin, you have
to give the guy credit for taking
advantage of his opportunity in the
spot light, but is he worthy of
being President of the U.S.?
Fast food is one thing, but run-
ning a country is no joke. It's time
for the Cain show to come to an
end. My prediction by January
2012, Herman Cain becomes an
Signing off from the peanut
gallery, Reggie Fullwood

Pat Buchanan: An Unrepentant Racist

by George Curry
Pat Buchanan's latest book,
Suicide of a Superpower, is a con-
tinuation his long-running racist,
sexist, anti-immigrant and anti-
Semitic rants that should have dis-
qualified him long ago from mas-
querading as a respectable paid
political pundit on MSNBC.
ColorOfChange.org, a group
dedicated to Black political and
social change, is circulating a peti-
tion asking MSNBC to immediate-
ly fire Buchanan. In a memo to its
members, dated Oct. 31, it said: "If
Buchanan didn't have a powerful
media platform, he'd be just anoth-
er person with outdated, extremist
ideas. But it's irresponsible and
dangerous for MSNBC to promote
his hateful views to an audience of
In his latest book, Buchanan
writes in a chapter titled, The End
of White America: "Those who
believe the rise to power of an
Obama rainbow coalition of peo-
ples of color means the whites who
helped engineer it will steer it are
deluding themselves. The whites
may discover what it is like in the
back of the bus."
He also defends New York taxi
drivers who refuse to pick up
African-American males.
"If [conservative political com-
mentator Heather] MacDonald's
statistics are accurate, 49 of every
50 muggings and murders in New
York are the work of minorities.
That might explain why black
folks have trouble getting a cab.
Every New York cabby must know
the odds should he pick up a man
of color at night."
Unfortunately, that kind of talk -
based on non-existent "facts" is

nothing new for Buchanan, a for-
mer editorial writer for the right-
wing St. Louis Globe-Democrat
who later served in the Nixon
White House and ran unsuccessful-
ly for president.
Buchanan's extremist views
have been subject of reports pub-
lished by media watchdog groups
Fairness and Accuracy in
Reporting (FAIR) and Media
Matters as well as the Anti-
Defamation League (ADL).
Below are Buchanan's own
S"First, America has been the
best country on earth for black
folks. It was here that 600,000
black people, brought from Africa
in slave ships, grew into a commu-
nity of 40 million, were introduced
to Christian salvation, and reached
the greatest levels of freedom and
prosperity blacks have ever
known...Second, no people any-
where has done more to lift up
blacks than white
Americans...Where is the grati-
tude?" [Syndicated column, "A
Brief for Whitey," March 21, 2008]
"This has been a country built,
basically, by white folks in this
country who were 90 percent of the
entire nation in 1960 when I was
growing up, Rachel, and the other
10 percent of the entire nation were
African-Americans who had been
discriminated against." [The
Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC,
July 16, 2009]
-"In the late 1940's and
1950's...race was never a preoccu-
pation with us, we rarely thought
about it...There were no politics to
polarize us then, to magnify every
slight. The 'Negroes' of
Washington had their public

schools, restaurants, movie houses,
playgrounds and churches; and we
had ours." [Buchanan's autobiog-
raphy, Right From the Beginning,
"Even Richard Nixon found the
views of his former speech \\Titr,.
Buchanan, too extreme on the seg-
regation issue. According to a John
Ehrlichlnan memo referenced in
Nicholas Lemann's The Promised
Land, Nixon characterized
Buchanan's views as 'segregation
forever.' After Nixon was reelect-
ed, Buchanan warned his boss not
to 'fritter away his present high
support in the nation for an ill-
advised governmental effort to
forcibly integrate races.'" [Salon,
Sept. 4, 1999]
"Near the end, Buchanan added
angrily: 'Conservatives are the nig-
gers of the Nixon administration.'
The political right, Buchanan
thought, was getting nothing but
rhetoric." [Richard Reeves,
President Nixon: Alone in the
White House, Page 295.]
-"Buchanan's memo, written
April 1, 1969, said Nixon should
observe the first anniversary of the
civil rights leader's death by doing
no more than issuing a statement.
'There is no long-run gains, and
considerable long-run risks in
making a public visit to Widow
King,' Buchanan wrote. He charac-
terized King as 'one of the most
divisive men in contemporary his-
tory' and: 'Initially, the visit would
get an excellent press but...it
would outrage many people who
believe Dr. King was a fraud and a
demagogue, and perhaps worse,'
the memo said. 'It does not seem to
be in there interests of national
unity for the president to lend his

national prestige to the argument
that this divisive figure is a modern
saint.'" [Associated Press,
December 12, 1986]
"...Both the GOP establishment
and conservatives should study
how and why white voters, who
delivered Louisiana to Reagan and
Bush three times, moved in such
numbers to [White supremacist
David] Duke and devise a strate-
gic plan to win them back."
[Syndicated column. December 23.
"George Bush should have told
the [NAACP convention] that
black America has grown up; that
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"An investment in knowledge always pays the best / -
interest" Benjamin Franklin.
Nido R. Qubein is a businessman operating as an
educator who has gained nationwide fame using an
adage: "The time is now. The person is you." Qubein is
the 7th president of High Point University (HPU).
During his six-year tenure, High Point University has
gained ranking among the "Top 100 Colleges in the
Nation" by US News and World Report. Currently Qubein is making moves
to ensure more minorities join this 92-year-old school's student body and fac-
Qubein is a businessman who became an educator. The liberal arts institu-
tion he heads in High Point and Winston-Salem, N.C., educates approximate-
ly 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states.
Qubein says that his works are "guided by the benefits of a good education,"
and that "at High Point University every student receives an extraordinary
education in an inspiring environment with caring people."
Qubein is noteworthy as an American "rags to riches" success story. He
arrived in America when he was 17, with just $50 in his pocket. He knows that
a good education is key to a successful life. Qubein says: "The more educa-
tion you have means more money, greater employment options and better job
security." On average, a college degree is worth an extra $23,000 a year and
occupations that require a bachelor's degree are projected to grow the fastest,
nearly twice as fast as the national average for all occupations.
Qubein's goal is to turn HPU into one of the nation's premiere, and diverse,
college campuses. "We are a university fully dedicated to continually enhanc-
ing our academic programs" Qubein said in an interview. He thinks his school
is an ideal environment for students from disadvantaged backgrounds,
because "we are focused on holistic education and values-based living."
Since he has been at the helm, Qubein has directed a total transformation
and enhanced the reputation of HPU. His fundraising has led to a $100 mil-
lion investment in campus construction and renovation. Eleven new buildings
are under construction on campus and 13 additional structures are being com-
pletely renovated. A campus highlight is the Nido R. Qubein School of
Communication, a state-of-the-art 58,000-square-foot building with television
production and recording studios, editing suites, computer labs, a theatre-
screening room, observation decks and an incredible games and interactive
communications development studio.
Qubein was born in 1948, the son of a Lebanese mother and a Jordanian
father. Shortly after his birth his father became ill; he died when Nido was
only six. Fifty years later, Qubein serves as advisor to some of America's lead-
ing corporations. He is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company, serves on
the BB&T Board of Directors, the La-Z-Boy Corporation and Dots Stores,
LLC. Qubein is a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished
Americans and has also received High Point's "Citizen of the Year" award.
As a college president, Qubein has etched out a reputation for "excellence"
that should strike a chord with potential students and their parents. In an on-
campus interview, Qubein said, "We work wholeheartedly to prepare our stu-
dents for the ever-changing, highly competitive, global village in which they
must excel." He emphasizes that "High Point University is an equal opportu-
nity/affirmative action institution." Its policy is to recruit, retain and promote
the most outstanding students, faculty and staff possible, regardless of an indi-
vidual's race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin or disability.
During our interview, Qubein pointed out that applications are currently
being accepted for the Bob Brown Scholarship for potential HPU students
who reside in the greater High Point area. The Bob Brown Scholarship was
established to recognize the life and service of Robert J. Brown, an African-
American HPU Trustee and founder of B&C Associates, a consulting group.
Brown also served as a major advisor during the Nixon administration. The
scholarship provides $5,000 annually, renewable for four consecutive years.
(The University's Financial Planning Department will assist the recipient in
securing additional financial aid in order to meet the school's annual tuition
and associated fees.)
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Change in Crack Sentencing Starts Early Releases this Week

Danyl Flood thought he would
have to wait until 2013 to get out of
prison, more than a decade after he
pleaded guilty to being part of a
conspiracy to distribute crack
But if all goes as planned this
week, the 48-year-old will walk out
of a Kentucky prison two years
early and take a bus back to his sis-
ter's home in Virginia. Flood is one
of thousands of federal inmates
who will benefit from a change that
goes into effect this week reducing
recommended sentences for crack
cocaine crimes so they are more in
line with the penalties for powder
Flood's sister, Susan Cardwell,
said she cried after getting a phone
call from his defense attorney
Monday saying his release has been
approved by a Virginia judge.
"He wants to get out, get a job
and get his life back together," said

Cardwell, a resident of Haymarket,
Va. "He says he'll work two jobs if
he has to."
The disparity in sentences for
crack versus powder cocaine had
long been criticized as discrimina-
tory because it disproportionately
affected black defendants. Under a
law passed in the 1980s, a person
convicted of crack possession got
the same mandatory prison term as
someone with 100 times the amount
of powdered cocaine. Five grams of
crack, about the weight of five
packets of Sweet N'Low, brought a
mandatory five years behind bars; it
took 500 grams of powdered
cocaine to get the same sentence.
The law was seen as racially
biased since Blacks were the major-
ity of people convicted of crack
crimes, while whites were more
likely to be found guilty of offenses
involving powdered cocaine.
The Fair Sentencing Act passed

by Congress in 2010 and signed by
President Barack Obama reduced
the disparity in prison sentences lor
future cases. This summer the U.S.
Sentencing Commission, which
sets federal sentencing policy,
decided to apply the act to inmates
already serving time.
The commission estimates about
12,000 inmates could benefit over-
all. The effect of the change will be
spread out over the next several
years, with inmates getting an aver-
age of three years shaved off. But
nearly 1,900 prisoners are estimat-
ed to be eligible for immediate
release on Tuesday.
It's not clear how many individu-
als will go free on the first day
inmates are eligible.
Chris Burke, a spokesman for the
Federal Bureau of Prisons, said
Monday that officials had already
received hundreds of orders for
early release from judges and the

number has been going up daily, "if
not hourly." Prison officials have
been given a grace period of sever-
al days to release certain inmates.
Those releases and others are the
result of months of work by prose-
cutors, public defenders and judges
across the country. Some public
defender offices reviewed hundreds
of files of affected inmates.
In some districts, defense attor-
neys and prosecutors agreed that
certain individuals' sentences
should be reduced to time served
based on Tuesday's new guidelines
and asked judges to enter orders
that go into effect the same day.
The number of affected inmates
varies in each federal district.
In San Antonio, Texas, the feder-
al public defender's office had
about 15 to 20 cases where the
inmate is eligible for immediate
release, according to assistant fed-
eral public defender Kurt May. In
St. Louis, public defender Lee
Lawless said his office reviewed a
list of 400 people who might be
affected and ultimately submitted
between 30 and 50 petitions asking
for inmates' immediate release. In
the eastern district of Virginia,
which has the highest number of
affected inmates anywhere in the
country, public defender Michael
Nachmnanoff said that by Monday
evening judges had ordered the
immediate release of approximately
75 people for Tuesday.
Jim Wade, the federal public
defender for Harrisburg, Pa., said
he canceled vacation for his 10
attorneys until the first wave of
releases is over.
"We're trying to make sure you
don't serve one more day than nec-
essary. That's the goal," Wade said.
For families who have loved ones
affected by the change, days make a
difference. Susan Cardwell said the
last time she saw her brother was
the day he went to prison. She can't
wait to see him, she said, and has
already promised an all-you-can-eat
buffet dinner to celebrate his return.
"After jail food for all those
years. I'm sure he's going to pig
out," she said.

Herman Cain

Cain Defends Himself, Says

He Never Changed Story

by S. McAffrey
Presidential candidate Herman
Cain has said that he never
changed his story about sexual
harassment allegations against him
in the 1990s while he was the head
of the National Restaurant
Association, despite giving a series
of conflicting statements since the
accusations were disclosed.
A day earlier, Cain had said he
was unaware of a financial settle-
ment given a female employee in
connection with allegations Cain
had engaged in inappropriate sexu-
al behavior. He later acknowledged
he was aware of an "agreement" but
not a settlement.
"It was an agreement. So it
looked like I had changed my story.
I didn't change my story," Cain told
CNN's Headline News. "The differ-
ence between settlement and agree-
ment, it makes a difference to me."
Over the past two days, Cain has
admitted he knew of one agreement
between the National Restaurant
Association and a woman who
accused him of sexual harassment.
He has said the woman initially
asked for a large financial settle-
ment but ultimately received two to
three months' pay as part of a sepa-
ration agreement. Cain also

acknowledged remembering one of
the woman's accusations against
him, saying he stepped close to her
to make a reference to her height,
and told her she was the same
height as his wife.
He has said he is not aware of any
other agreements or settlements
with any other women, though
Politico -- which first disclosed the
allegations Sunday night -- reported
that the trade group had given
financial settlements to at least two
female employees who accused the
entrepreneur of inappropriate sexu-
al behavior.
The Georgia businessman who is
near the top of national polls in the
Republican presidential race was in
his second day Tuesday of damage-
control mode as he looked to blunt
the fallout of years-old sexual
harassment accusations that sur-
faced just two months before the
leadoff Iowa presidential caucuses.
Cain has repeatedly has denied
that he sexually harassed anyone,
and has said he was falsely accused.
He also has argued that the allega-
tions are part of a "witch hunt." And
he said "there's nothing else there to
dig up" -- all but daring opposition
researchers to dive into his lengthy
business career.

Airman Stephen Lawrence
The Jacksonville Urban League
is will present, "Black Angels Over
Tuskegee", a play based on a true
story of six men embarking upon a
journey to become the first black
pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
The play goes beyond the popular
stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and
exposes the men who exhibited the

courage to excel, in spite of the
odds against them.
The performance will be at the
University of North Florida Lazzara
Performance Hall on Thursday,
November 10th at 7:30 p.m. A
Salute to Veterans will be held at
6:30 p.m. prior to the play.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee

won the 2009 NAACP award for
Best Ensemble and 2009
Hollywood Artistic Director
Achievement Award for Best Play.
The New York Times described the
performance as "Uplifting and
The Tuskegee Airmen were the
first African American military avi-
ators in the United States armed
forces. The United States military
was still segregated in 1941 and the
Tuskegee Airmen faced racism and
discrimination both within and out-
side of the army.
In all, 996 pilots were trained in
Tuskegee from 1941 to 1946. Out
of 1,578 missions, only 25 were
lost. They have been given many
awards and decorations for valor
and performance including the
Congressional Gold Medal. The
medal is currently on display at the
Smithsonian Institution. The air-
field where the Tuskegee Airmen
trained is now the Tuskegee Airmen
National Historic Site.

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Philip R. Cousin AME Hosts Visiting
Ministers for 125th Anniversary
The Philip R. Cousin AME Church will be celebrating their 125th Church
Anniversary November llth and November 13th. Under the guidance of
Rev. Eugene Moseley, the church will host a variety of visiting speakers.
Scheduled ministers include: Rev. Cynthia Bailey (Greater Allen Chapel
AME Starke Florida) on Friday at 7 p.m. ; Rev. Anthony Hemy
(Greater Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Tampa Florida) On Sunday
at 11 a.m. and Rev. Gillard Glover (First AME Church Palm Coast ,
Florida) at the Sunday 4 p.m. Service. The church is located at 2625
Orange Picker Road in Mandarin. For more information call 262-3083.

Greater Grant Hosts Health Fair 2011
Greater Grant Memorial AME Church located at 5533 Gilchrest Road
will have their 2011 Health Fair on Saturday, November 12th from 10 a.m.
- 1 p.m. The free event will include blood pressure checks, diabetes infor-
mation, ellness and nutrition, prescription education along with family and
social services. The event is sponsored by the Health Ministry and the
Maggie Pearl Tookes Women's Missionary Society.
For more information, call 764-5992.

Woodlawn Accepting Youth

Applicants for Project LIFT
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church has introduced Project LIFT (Lifting
Ideas and Furthering Expectations Program), a free empowerment program
for youth .
The program's purpose is to provide students a safe haven and after school
location for academic and nutritional support, enrichment and recreational
activities, while experiencing the gospel through a loving Christian envi-
ronment. The program is for 1st through 12th grade students attending any
Duval County Public School. It is designed to lift your child's self-esteem,
help with schoolwork, and provide strong sense of values and self-respect.
It is held on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the church from 3-6 p.m. The
curriculum includes everything from homework assistance and etiquette to
physical recreation activities and the gospel in action (integration of Bible
studies, grace before meals, etc).
To complete the application process or if you have questions contact
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church at (904) 765-2893 or (904) 768-5905.

Reed Education Campus Group & NCNW Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Keynote Speaker

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Rev. Florence Luster

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Photos by Allen Moore

Central CME Harvest Day a Festive Success

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.

8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. 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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(904) 765-5683 Email:dccfmbc@yahoo.com

by Sharon Coon
Central Metropolitan CME Church
celebrated their Harvest Day
Fellowship Celebration on Sunday,
October 30, 10:45 a.m.
The attendance was a record high
since Rev. Henry Williams, now
Bishop was pastor at Central
Metropolitan CME.
Pastor Marquise L. Hardrick, the
planning committee Chairman.
Brother A.J. Jones, Co-Chairs,
Sister Jackie Johnson and Brother
George Washington. Ill and mem-

bers kicked off the celebration with
dinner Saturday October 29, at the
University Club with Harvest Day
Keynote speaker, Bishop Teresa
Snorton. Special guests in atten-
dance included Congressman
Corrine Brown, Reed Educational
Campus students, National Council
of Negro Women. Kappa Alpha Psi
Fraternity, Inc., AKA and Delta
Sororities attended the fellowship.
Harvest Day Outreach Conmmunity
Project has selected the Reed
Educational Campus/Tween Girls to

Usher Ministry Anniversary
at Summerville M.B.C.
The Usher Ministry of Summerville Missionary Baptist
Church will celebrate their annual anniversary on
Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 5 p.m. The church is
located at 690 West 20th Street, Jacksonville, FL. James
W. Henry, Pastor. For more information, call 598-0510.

Abyssinia Missionary
Church Women's Conference
Abssinia Missionary Baptist Church will present their
Women's Conference November 11-13 under the theme
"The Total Woman: Mind, Body and Soul". The event
starts Friday evening with 300 Women in White" and
includes activities on Saturday and Sunday. For more
information and the weekend's agenda, call 696-1770.

benefit from their proceeds. The non
-profit organization offers free serv-
ices for girls 9 through 12 attending
elementary school in Northwest
Jacksonville's Royal Palm/Bethune
The Harvest Day Outreach
Coordinator Sister Mary Stalling
and members supported this organi-
zation by donating the organiza-
tion's wish list items and a cash
donation over $400. The worship
service ended with free a dinner fel-

Anniversary Celebration
Honoring Percy Jackson, Sr.
There will be an anniversary celebration honoring
Rev. Percy Jackson Sr., for 36 years of dedicated serv-
ice as Pastor of Greater New Mt. Moriah M.B.C.
Festivities will be held on Sunday November 13th, at 4
p.m. The churches in charge include Greater Zion
Grove, The Church Fellowship. Second Bethel, Calvary
Baptist (Palatka. FLY) and New St. James (St.
Augustine). The church is located at 1953 W. 9th St.,
Jacksonville, Flay. 32209. For more information, call
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Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464

Bishop Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor

Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship
7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

Church school
9:30 a.m.
Bible Study
6:30 p.m.

Come share In Holy Communion on 1st Sunday at 7:40 and 10:40 am.

Bishop Rudolph
McKissick, Jr
Senior Pastor

Grace and Peace
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Seeking the lost for Christ
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Pastor Landon Williams

Disciples of Christ Cbristiar) Fellowship
*A Full Gospel Baptist Church *

Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 noon-- p.m.
The Word from the Sons
and Daughters of Bethel
3rd Sunday 4:00 p.m

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10 Facts for Amazing Hair

There are so many healthy hair
truths and myths out there espe-
cially when it comes to Black hair,
which requires particular care and
attention because of its unique
nature. Doing too many of the
wrong things can not only harm
your hair (and scalp) and prevent it
from looking its best, but it can
also cause severe damage, even
hair loss.

For Gorgeous, Shiny,
Healthy Hair:
Eat plenty of iron packed foods
or take iron supplements. Iron is a
good source of nutrients that will
give you healthier skin and hair.
Use Vitamin E. This vitamin is
the epitome of shine. Vitamin E
has special agents that create a
silky, shiny effect for your hair.
You can take a supplement or use a
leave-in conditioner, shampoo or
deep conditioner fortified with
vitamin E.
Use hot oil treatments.
Use moisturizing shampoos
and deep penetrating conditioners.
These products are ideal when you
are trying to get soft, healthy hair.
They help fill empty spaces in the

Black Caucus
continued from page 3
have untapped potential to create
jobs and spur economic develop-
ment and we urge him to make
them a priority, as he seeks to
recruit businesses to locate in
We challenge the governor to
make judicial and other appoint-
ments representative of the entire
state and not just those that look
and think like him.
We challenge the governor to
fully fund our public education
system to ensure that the masses
receive a quality educated rather
than a few. We challenge the gov-
ernor to fund historically black
colleges because we know that
when no other college will look at

hair shaft and seal in shine. In par-
ticular, be sure to use deep condi-
tioners often.
Use a leave-in and rinse-out
conditioner in combination with a
wide toothed comb. You will have
the easiest time managing your
hair this way. This method will
also help ensure that you get the
tangles out, which may be more
common when you have split ends.

To Prevent Damage
& Hair Loss,
Be Sure To Avoid:
Overdoing it with curling/flat
irons. Your hair will experience
heat damage if you use heat too
frequently. It is best to not use it
any more than twice
twice a week. Also, be sure to
use a quality heat protection prod-
uct to buffer the damage.
Being rough with your hair,
especially when it's wet. Wet hair
is the weakest hair, so comb gently
starting at the ends to release tan-
gles. Use a leave-in detangling
product to assist in the release of
tightness and tangles.

some of our students, the HBCUs
will receive them, educate them
and send them back to our com-
munities as contributing citizens.
And we challenge the governor
to place a focus on improving the
health outcomes in the African
American community as it relates
to HIV-AIDS, cancer, cardiovas-
cular disease, diabetes, oral health
and infant mortality.
Our message today is simple. We
are a part of this great state and we
want the governor to not only
understand our communities, but
to proactively work to ensure that
we get our fair share of the pie.
We are united and steadfast our
constituents pay taxes and we
want our money spent for our chil-
dren, our families and our commu-

Popular Hair Myths
Brush your hair 100 times
daily. Do not do this. Excessive
brushing is actually very bad for
your hair. If you are too rough with
the brush, and you just repeatedly
brush the same area, it can lead to
breakage and split ends. Only
brush your hair as much as you
really need to.
Split ends can be mended. Split
ends can only be temporarily
sealed, not mended. The only per-
manent cure is to have your hair
trimmed regularly.
Pre-natal vitamins make hair
grow During pregnancy, the hair
often looks its best because hair
remains in the growing phase dur-
ing the entire pregnancy. However,
after the birth, usually about 12
weeks later, or after breast-feeding
ceases, about 50 percent of moth-
ers experience what appears to be
excessive hair loss. In reality, this
hair is simply entering the natural
resting stage which had been
delayed by the pregnancy (a condi-
tion known as post-partum alope-
Caring for Black hair certainly
isn't easy, but by following the
above basic tips, and taking the
time to show your locks some extra
TLC, maintaining your beautiful
hair should be less of a challenge.

What is arthritis?
Although the word
arthritis actually means
joint inflammation, in the
public health world the term
is actually used to describe
more than 100 rheumatic
diseases and conditions that
affect joints, the tissues
which surround the joint
and other connective tissue.
by Dr. Cedric Wright
Here are just some arthritis facts
that you may or may not know:
What are the most commonly
diagnosed types of arthritis?
Childhood arthritis, fibromyalgia,
general arthritis, gout, osteoarthri-

Pat Buchanan is a racist
continued from page 1
the NAACP should close up shop, that its members should go home and
reflect on JFK's admonition: 'Ask not what your country can do for you,
but what you can do for your country."' [Syndicated column, July 26,
Buchanan, appearing on Al Sharpton's "PoliticsNation" program in
August on MSNBC, referred to President Obama as "your boy." More
recently he agreed with Herman Cain's assertion that Blacks have been
brainwashed into supporting Democrats over Republicans. In an interview
on CNN, Buchanan said, "I think what he's saying is they bought a lot of
liberal propaganda on the liberal plantation and I think he's right."
Color of Change is right for seeking Buchanan's dismissal. In 2008, the
National Association of Black Journalists gave Buchanan its "Thumbs
Down Award" that goes to an individual or news organization for espe-
cially insensitive, racist or stereotypical reporting or commentary. It is time
for MSNBC to give Buchanan the boot.

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a n d
lupus are
the most
forms of
Which group does this disease
affect the most?
Most types of arthritis are more
common in women; 60% of all peo-
ple with arthritis are women. Gout
is more common in men.
What are the top arthritis risk fac-
The risk of developing most
types of arthritis increases with age.
Specific genes are associated with a
higher risk of certain types of
arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthri-
tis (RA), systemic lupus erythema-
tous (SLE), and ankylosing
Women are more likely to have
arthritis than are men.
Age, gender and genes are risk

factors which cannot be modified.
There are a few risk-factors that
every individual can control.
Certain occupations involving
repetitive knee bending and squat-
ting are associated with osteoarthri-
tis of the knee.
Excess weight can contribute to
both the onset and progression of
knee osteoarthritis.
What are some of the treatments
for arthritis?
The focus of treatment for
arthritis is to control pain, minimize
joint damage, and improve or main-
tain function and quality
quality of life.
The treatment of arthritis may
involve medication, physical thera-
py, weight loss, splints or joint
assistive aids, and surgery.
How is arthritis diagnosed?
Diagnosing arthritis often
requires a detailed medical history
of current and past symptoms,
physical examination, x-rays, and
blood work. It is possible to have
more than one form of arthritis at
the same time.

Northside Church of Christ's celebrating
Homecoming and Church Anniversary
The Northside Church of Christ located at 4736 Avenue B invites the
community to attend its 34th Annual Homecoming and 57th Annual Church
Anniversary beginning Saturday, November 5th through Sunday, November
13, 2011.
The theme is "Reaching In and Reaching Out". This annual gospel cele-
bration kicks-off Saturday, November 5th with the 12th Annual Community
Day 12Noon to 5pm Attendees will enjoy a variety of activities for adults
and youth. There will be a Fish Fry, Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Mega Slide,
Face Painting, Basketball just to name a few...a day full of fun and fellow-
ship on the church grounds...and it's all FREE!!!
The Homecoming Gospel Revival meeting begins Sunday, November 6th
with a 9:15am Bible School and 10:30am Mass Worship featuring down
home preaching from our very own Brother Charlie McClendon.
Additionally, the Homecoming Gospel Revival preaching continues night-
ly at 7 p.m. all through the week. For a full itinerary call 765-9830.




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

Annual Lincolnville
Heritage Festival
The 31st Lincolnville Heritage
Festival will be held Friday,
November 4 and Saturday,
November 5, 2011 in St Augustine,
Florida. The nation's oldest city
will celebrate St. Augustine's rich
African-American heritage. The
weekend of events include great
musical acts, gospel choirs, soul
food, BBQ, vendors, and games.
For more information call (904)

PRIDE Book Club
18th Anniversary
Come celebrate PRIDE book
clubs 18th Anniversary, Friday,
November 4, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
with dynamic author, speaker, pro-
fessor and business owner Devin
Robinson discussing his book
"Rebuilding the Black
Infrastructure, Making America a
Colorless Nation." A wonderful
Caribbean menu awaits you and the
door prizes will amaze you. Come
enjoy entertainment and dinner at
Spices Caribbean Restaurant, 1319
Rogero Road, Jacksonville, Fl.
32211. For additional information
contact Ramona Baker at (904)
384-3939 or (904) 703-3428.

Pearls &
Cufflinks Gala
Clara White Mission presents its
6th annual Pearls & Cufflinks Gala,

Friday, November 4, 2011, 6:00
p.m. 9:00 p.m. at St. Ephrem
Center, 4650 Kernan Blvd. The
event celebrates the history, legacy
and vision of CWM Founder Eartha
M.M. White and her mother Clara
White. Host Michael Stewart and
Fox 30 anchor Mike Buresh will
have you in stitches as they host and
roast the crowd. For more informa-
tion call (904) 354-4162 or email

Annual Celebration
of Life Benefit
L.J. Holloway & Associates will
present The 5th Annual Celebration
of Life Benefit featuring "A
Conscious Conversation with Dr.
Benjamin S. Carson". The renown
neurosurgeon from John Hopkins
University will be here on Saturday,
November 5th at the Jacksonville
Public Library Atrium & Courtyard,
303 North Laura Street, 7-11 p.m.
For more information email
info@ljholloway.info or call (904)

Brenda Jackson's
"Truly Everlasting"
Join the Florida Theatre, Saturday,
November 5th, at 5 p.m. for a pre-
movie reception with wine and hours
d'oeuvres and the premier screening
of Jacksonville's homegrown
author Brenda Jackson new movie
"Truly Everlasting." Enjoy an after
party complete with DJ and cater-
ing by renowned Chef Andre. For

more information and tickets visit
www.floridatheatre.com or call
(904) 355-2787.

Pride on the
Northside Cleanup
The City of Jacksonville is calling
for volunteers to participate in Pride
on the Northside, a neighborhood
beautification and litter cleanup
project, Saturday, November 5th,
9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at The Church
Fellowship, 8808 Lem Turner.
Individuals, businesses, community
groups and nonprofit organizations
are needed to beautify and improve
roadways and neighborhoods in the
Lem Turner area between 1-95 and
the Trout River Bridge. Call or
e-mail Vivian Harrell at 630-3420 or
vharrell@acoj.net to preregister.

The Jacksonville Bar Association
and the Johnson Family YMCA
invite you to a free ASK-A-
LAWYER event on Saturday,
November 5th, 9:00 a.m. 12:00
p.m. at the Johnson Family YMCA,
5700 Cleveland Road. Licensed
Attorney volunteers will be avail-
able to answer your questions in
many areas of law including: con-
tracts, real estate, employment,
worker's compensation, personal
injury, criminal law, bankruptcy,
family law, foreclosure, immigra-
tion, probate, and wills. For more
information contact Kathy Para at
(904) 356-8371, ext. 363.

Ritz Jazz Jamm
Ritz Jazz Jamm presents Jazz
Fusion guitarist Stanley Jordan,
Saturday, November 5th for (two
shows) 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Stanley Jordan sound groups the
spectacular technique of playing
multiple simultaneous lines and
sounding more like a pianist than a
guitar player. For tickets and show
times contact the Ritz Theatre (829
N. Davis Street) or call (904) 632-
5555 or visit www.ritzjack-
sonville.com or email ritzthe-

Love & Laughter Tour
The Love and Laughter Tour fea-
turing Kem and Nephew Tommy
with Joy Dennis is coming to
Jacksonville, Saturday, November
5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts 300
Waters St Jacksonville, FL, for
more information visit
www.focusedoncomedy.net or call
(904) 365-8816.

Reggae at the Landing
The Jacksonville Landing plays
host to Reggae on the River,
Sunday, November 6th 4 8 p.m.
The afternoon will include live
music in the Courtyard by Pili Pili,
a vendor expo and drink specials.

Weekend Comedy
Focused On Comedy.net presents
First Sundays Comedy at Skyline
Sports Bar, Sunday, November 6th,

at 8 p.m., 5611 Norwood Ave.
Appearing are Comics Rod Man
and Arnesto, hosted by
Actor/Comic Tight Mike and New
Face Showcase! For more informa-
tion call (904) 365-8816 or (904)

Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Beauty and the Beast,
the smash hit Broadway musical,
based on popular animated film,
will be on stage at the Times-Union
Center, Moran Theater, November
8-13, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. For tickets
or more details call the box office at
(904) 633-6110.

Lamann Rucker at
UNF for historical play
The Jacksonville Urban League
will present actor Laman Rucker in
the historical drama Black Angels
Over Tuskegee. It will be held at the
University of North Florida,
November 10th, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
The play is based on a true story of
six men embarking upon a journey
to become the first black pilots in
the U.S. Army Air Forces. For more
information email
l.finley@jaxul.org or call 904-366-

Veterans Day Parade
Join in the annual Veterans Day
parade celebration, Friday,
November llth at 11a.m. Find out
great spots to view the parade or the
parade route at www.coj.net or call
(904) 630-CITY.

Natural Hair Care
& Beauty Expo
There will be a Natural Hair Care
& Beauty Expo, Saturday,
November 12, 2011 at the
Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, 1515

Prudential Dr. from 10 a.m. 7 p.m.
For more information call (904)
437-4812, ext 1 or email der-
rick@newjax.com or jaxnatural-

MLK Bowl-A-Thon
The Martin Luther King Memorial
Foundation Inc., of Jacksonville
will sponsor a 'Bowl-A-Thon' on
Saturday, November 12, 2011. The
event will be held at the Kings Pins
Bowling Center, 5310 Lenox
Avenue from 4 7:00 p.m. All
families, clubs, groups, churches,
sororities, fraternities and cliques
are invited. Funds defray the cost of
the annual January 16, 2012 MLK
parade and celebration. For more
information, call 807-8358.

5th Annual Soul
Food Festival
The Kinfolk Foundation is proud
to announce the 5th annual Soul
Food Festival, Saturday November
12, 2011, at Metropolitan Park,
gates open at 1p.m. showtime 3
p.m. Artists include Confunkshun,
SOS Band, Slave, Dazz Band,
Barkays and headliner Funkmaster
George Clinton with Parliament
To purchase tickets visit
www.ilovesoulfood.com, or call
(888) 695-0888 or (877) 415-7258.

Empty Bowls Luncheon
Second Harvest will present their
27th Annual Empty Bowls
Luncheon, Tuesday, November
15th from noon to 1 p.m. at the
Prime Osborn Convention Center.
The event supports those who are
coping with hunger in North
Florida. Area students and senior
citizen groups have created origi-
nal, handcrafted ceramic bowls for
every guest. For tickets or more
information www.wenourishhope.org.

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Will Smith's company producing Queen
Latifah talk show
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are bringing Queen
Latifah back to daytime television.
Their Overbrook Entertainment production com-
pany has joined forces with Latifah's Flavor Unit
Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television to
produce a new daytime syndicated talk show to be
hosted by the actress/rapper/singer, according to
USA Today's Gary Levin.
Latifah previously teamed with Warner Bros.' TelePictures for a talk show
that lasted two seasons, from 1999-2001.
Her Overbrook-produced talk show is set to bow in 2013.
In Living Color returning to network television
The revolutionary 90s sketch comedy show "In Living Color" is on its
way back to television.
According to reports, the show's creator, Keenen Ivory Wayans is work-
ing with FOX to revive the classic series.
It'll all begin with two half-hour specials of the original show in 2012 as
part of the network's 25th anniversary celebration. But there's a bit of a
twist. The specials will include new faces and fresh musical performances.
If the shows get a good response, we might be seeing "In Living Color"
on a regular basis.
"In Living Color" debuted in 1990 and broke stereotypes by employing a
cast of mostly black comedians and introducing hip-hop and dancing to
mainstream television. It helped launch the careers of Jim Carrey, Jamie
Foxx and David Alan Grier. It ended its run in 1994 after five seasons.
Speaking of Carrey and Foxx, there's no word yet on whether they will
appear on the show, or if Jennifer Lopez (J Lo) will return and do a special
appearance as a dancing Fly Girl.

New Regional Soul of the South Network to Target African-Americans


S Another network targeting
AfricanAmericans is headed to tel-
evision next year.
Soul of the South Network, key-
ing in on the southern U.S., plans
to spend at least $10 million by
early next year to launch in at least
.50 markets offering entertainment,
sports, news and cultural program-
ming, according to the Hollywood
Among cities where SSN plans to
be available at launch are Atlanta,
Memphis, Monroe (Louisiana),
Orlando and Augusta, Georgia. It
also plans to have affiliates in
northern cities such as Chicago,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and
Detroit with large African-
American population segments.
Organizers are said to be negoti-
ating deals for studio library pro-
gramming that features African
Americans in a southern setting,
:as,well as rights to regional and
local sports such as football, bas-
ketball and baseball games from
'black colleges, universities and
high schools in their key markets,
According to Edwin Avent, chair-
man of the new network's parent
Company, SSN Media Group.
SAdvent recently made a deal to
sell his Heart & Soul Magazine

publishing company based in
Baltimore and has spent months
negotiating acquisitions of sta-
tions, setting up affiliate relation-
ships and partnering with technol-
ogy companies. "South of the
South Network will embody the
heart of African-American cul-
ture," said Advent, "and if we're as
successful as T believe we'll be.
viewers will turn to our network in
record numbers because they'll
finally feel at home."
SSN is also planning original
programming such as a hip hop
music show, a program featuring
family reunions and Drum Majors,
about music at mostly black col-
leges, which they call their
"Dancing With the Stars."
Their first two shows will be
Radioface, an unscripted comedy
hosted by regional radio personali-
ties; and Southern Soul Stories,
which according to an announce-
ment "explores the lives of
African-American icons of the
South and the events, large and
small, that shaped the region."
They also promise to air five
hours a day of news, mostly origi-
nating from bureaus in southern
state capitals such as Tallahassee,
Florida; Jackson, Mississippi;

Montgomery, Alabama; and
Charlotte, North Carolina. SSN
has contracted with INN News of
Davenport, Iowa to support the
news operations.
SSN is expected to own or control
at least a dozen stations by launch,
with others coming on board as
affiliates. Those include full broad-
cast stations (who also have cable
carriage). lower power stations and
digital spectrum stations (\ here an
existing station offers additional
digital signals). The service will
also be online and by the end of
next year expects to offer a mobile
phone distribution platform.
Along with Avent, those creating
the new venturee are co-founders
Carl McCaskill. who serves as
exec vp of business development
and branding; and Larry Morton
(w\ho founded the Retro Network)
and will now be president of the
SSN will be headquartered in
Little Rock. Arkansas based at the
studio and production facilities of
KKYK-TV, a TV full power TV
station formerly part of Equity
Broadcasting before it went bank-
rupt m 2008. SNN estimates it will
have at least 100 employees by the
time of the launch.

James Brown Estate Finally Recovering from Mismanagement

The Grio
COLUMBIA, South Carolina -
Soul singer James Brown's charita-
ble trust had withered to just
$14,000 and his estate was saddled
with more than $20 million in debt
before a professional money man-
ager was able to turn it around, an
attorney told The Associated Press.

complex 2009
settlement, the manager took con-
trol of Brown's assets from the
estate's trustees. That manager
wiped out the crushing debt and
paved the way for thousands of
needy students to receive full col-

lege scholarships by next year from
the charity by cutting deals that put
the Godfather of Soul's music on
national and international commer-
cials for Chanel perfume and
The full details of that settlement
and the dire condition of Brown's
estate had previously been a mys-
tery and were provided to the AP by
David Black, an attorney for the
money manager.
And now that deal -- which
gave about half of Brown's
assets to the trust, a quarter
to Brown's widow and
young son, and the rest
to his adult children --
could be in jeopardy
because the ousted
trustees claim the
deal should never
have been
approved and

The deal brokered
by then-South
Carolina Attorney
General Henry
McMaster and
approved by Circuit
Judge Jack Early ended
years of fighting among
Brown's heirs, who came to
realize no one would gain without
an agreement. The disputes had
started almost immediately after
Brown died of heart failure on
Christmas Day 2006.
But the trustees who'd been
removed, Adele Pope and Robert
Buchanan, argue in briefs filed to
the South Carolina Supreme Court
that the attorney general didn't have

the authority to push through the
settlement and want the whole thing
thrown out. The court will hear
arguments on the matter this week.
The trustees argue they were not
party to the negotiations that led up
to the settlement, had opposed it,
and were removed because of their
opposition. The trustees' attorneys
declined to comment beyond the
court documents.
In their brief, lawyers for the
attorney general's office argue the
trustees hadn't conducted an
appraisal of Brown's estate, had
paid themselves hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars from the sale of
Brown's household and personal
effects and claimed "$5 million in
fees and want to scuttle a settlement:
so that the litigation will continue."
Furthermore, McMaster was justi-
fied in getting involved because
under state law he must look after
those who might benefit from a
charitable trust.
At the time of the settlement, the
exact value of Brown's assets was
not made public and attorneys said
his accounts had little money in
them. In the summer of 2008, some
of his possessions were auctioned
off for $850,000, in part to pay for
the debt. All agreed at the time that
future income from music and
movie royalties and the use of
Brown's likeness was what
remained at stake.
"Placing Pope and Buchanan
back into power would be similar to
throwing a grenade into the James
Brown music empire," said David
Black, an attorney for Russell
Bauknight, the court-appointed spe-
cial administrator and trustee for

Brown's estate and the charitable
trust. Bauknight has not commented
on the status of the case since he
was named in 2009, nor has he been
paid for his work up to this point,
Black said.
"We'd have to start from scratch."
Brown's death touched off years
of bizarre headlines, beginning with
his widow Tomi Rae Hynie being
locked out of his 60-acre (24-
hectare) estate and photographers
capturing her sobbing and shaking
its iron gates, begging to be let in.
Arguments over where the soul
singer was going to be laid to rest
resulted in his body being held in
storage in its sealed gold casket
inside his home for more than two
.-*months. He..was eventually buried

at one of his daughter's homes.
Family members at the time said
they wanted to build a shrine to
Brown around his grave mimicking
Elvis Presley's final resting place at
Graceland in Tennessee.
The settlement appears to have
smoothed over the rifts among fam-
ily members. None has sued to
overturn the agreement.
Black said Bauknight hired a pro-
fessional music manager and has
poured all proceeds from Brown's
music to pay off the estate's major
debt, a $26 million loan taken out
by Brown that was supposed to be
used to pay for a European tour. The
final payment will be made seven
years ahead of time by the end of

2011, Black said.

As yet, no payments have been
made to any family members, Black
said. Students in South Carolina
and Georgia could start receiving
scholarships by next year, Black
He said the family members
favored the settlement because they
found it to be fair, and because it is
expected to generate even more rev-
enue in the long term for the chari-
table trust.
"They believe the settlement pro-
vides a result that James Brown
would have been proud of and they
believe that the global settlement
ending years of litigation, and pre-
serving the charitable trust for
needy school children, assures Mr.

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SSN, which plans to showcase its
line up at the broadcast upfront
next May, said it will have a slate
of charter advertisers by launch
including airlines, automobile and
healthcare companies, according to
Frank Mercado, former head of the
African Heritage Network (a TV
syndicator). "We will get some of
that and regional dollars by carving
out a sub-sector that has different
buying and behavioral patterns
which \will allow advertisers to
focus their product marketing bet-
ter. There will be no other network
like ours."
There are, however, other net-
works. Besides the BET and TV
One networks. which are on cable
TV. Bounce TV launched in
September in major U.S. cities
with a mix of movies, faith based
shows and original programming.
Its founders include Martin Luther
King III and former Atlanta mayor
Andrew Young, and airs mostly on
digital channels.
MGM is also trying to launch
KIN TV. to join its digital channel
offerings such as THIS TV.
MGM's partner in the venture is
reportedly Lee Gaither, a media
consultant who helped launch TV

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Page 10 Ms. Perry's Free Press

November 3 10, 2011



Albany State Sports Photo
State Rams need a win over
Fort Valley State Saturday to
join Miles in the Nov. 12 SIAC
title game in Atlanta.


12 0 1 1 B LA C K L L6 E F 0 0 T B A L L R e s l t s S t a d i n s a n -W e k y 0o n o s

# Eliz. City State 5 1 7 2
Virginia State 4 3 5 4
Bowie Stale 3 3 4 5
Virginia Union 2 4 4 5
Lincoln 2 4 2 7
Chowan 1 5 2 7
# Winston-Salem State 7 0 9 0
Fayetteville State 4 2 4 5
St. Augustine's 3 3 4 5
J.C.Smith 3 3 4 5
Shaw 2 4 2 7
Livingstone 0 6 1 8
# Clinched Division title
OL Larry McDonald, Sr., OG, FSU -
WR- Brian Richards, R-So., SAC -16 catches,
222 yards, 2 TDs (15, 65) vs. Livingstone.
QB Quinshon Odom, So., SHAW 25 ol 46 for
269 yards, 2 TODs vs. WSSU.
OB Colon Bailey, So., TB, FSU 135 yards on
27 carries, 3 TOs vs. JC Smith.
DL- Brad Davis, Jr., DE, ECSU-3.5 sacks, 1 forced
fumble, 2 break-ups, 4 tackles vs. Chowan.
LB -Tyhelm Pitt, So., LIV- 17ackles,1 interception
return for TD vs. St. Aug's.
DB- Joshua Scales, So., CB, FSU 2 ints., 6 solo
tackles, 2 break-ups, 1 forced fumble vs. JCSU.
ROOKIE Michael Lima, R-Fr., SAC 6-of-6 on
PATs and a 29-yard field goal vs. Livingstone.
SPECIALTEAMS-AlexanderTucker, So., P, SAC
- Avgd. 47 yards on 3 punts, one of 72 yards.

Norfolk State 5 1 7 2
Morgan State 4 1 5 3
S. Carolina State 4 2 5 4
N. Carolina A&T 3 2 4 5
Hampton 3 2 5 3
Bethune-Cookman 3 2 5 3
FloridaA&M 3 2 5 3
Howard 3 3 4 5
Savannah State 1 4 1 7
Delaware State 0 5 2 6
NC Central 0 5 1 7

Jackle Wilson, So., QB, B-CU -12 of 15 for 183
yards, 1 TD, 9 carries, 113 yards, 1 TD vs. NCCU.
Corwin Hammond, r-Sr., LB,NSU -12tackles,9 so-
los, 5 for 17 yards, 1 forced fumble vs. NC A&T.
D'Vonte Grant, r-Fr., LB, NC A&T 17 tackles, 15
solos, 3.5 for losses of 14 yards vs. Norfolk State.
Tracy Martin, r-Fr., RB, MSU -38 carries, 154 yards,
2 TDs vs. DelState.
Lawrence Brewer, Sr., MSU 98% grade, 5
BlakeErickson, Sr., PK, SCSU-4-of-4 PATs, 22-yard
FG, 38.8 punt average vs. Howard.


Albany State
Fort Valley State
Clark Atlanta
Kentucky State

5 1
5 1
2 4
1 5
1 5

5 1
4 2
3 3
3 3
1 5

David Carter, Jr., RB, MHC 32 carries for 351
yards (11 yards per carry) and 4 TDs in winover
Fort Valley State.
Ricky Johnson, Sr., DB, FVSU 19 tackles, 12
solos, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 2 recoveries, 1
hurry vs. Morehouse
Chris Slaughter, Jr.,WR,FVSU- 7 calchesfor 127
yards, 2 TDs (41, 21) vs. Morehouse.
Shea Martin, Fr., MHC- 96% grade
Cade Berryman, Fr., PK, KSU 26-yard FG, 2
PATs vs. Tuskegee

Alabama State 6 1 6 2
Jackson State 5 1 7 1
AlabamaA&M 5 1 6 2
AlcornState 1 5 2 5
Miss. Valley St. 1 7 1 8
PrairieViewA&M 4 3 4 4
Ark. Pine Bluff 3 3 4 4
Grambling State 3 3 4 4
Southern 3 3 3 5
Texas Southern 1 5 3 5
Kaderius Lacey, RB, AA&M Ran 38 times for
189 yards and scored on a 17-yard run as Bulldogs
knocked off Alabama Slate. Also caught two passes
for three yards.
Casey Therriault, Sr., OB, JSU Completed 28of42
passes for 398 yards and 3 TDs while running for 56
yards and 3 TDs in win over Prairie View.
Cliff Exama, Sr., LB, GSU- 15 tackles, 10 solos, 3.5
for -9 yards in win over UAPB.
Chris Ewald, PK, UAPB Connected on 39- and
30-yard FGs and was 2-of-2on PATs vs. GSU.
J. P. Douglas,Fr., QB,SOUTHERN-11 of23 for 192
yards, 2 TDs, no ins., 3 carries, 39 yards, 37-yard TD
run vs. Alcorn Slate.

Langston 6 2
Concordia-Selma 4 4
Tennessee State 3 5
VU Lynchburg 3 5
Edward Waters 2 6
W. Va. State 1 7
Lincoln (Mo.) 1 8
Cheyney 1 8
Central State 1 8
Texas College 0 9

Jeffrey Brooks, Sr., QB, CENTRAL STATE
- Completed 13 of 21 passes for 193 yards
and 1 TD and also ran for 2 TDs in win over
Kentucky Wesleyan.
Mac Shinhoster, RB, VA. UNIV. OF LYNCH-
BURG Carried 29 times for 187 yards and TD
runs of 52 and 34 in win over Lincoln (Pa.).
Wayne Matthews, Fr., DB, CENTRAL
STATE Led Marauders with 5.5 tackles,
5 solos and had 2 interceptions in win over
Kentucky Wesleyan.


Miles 9, Stillman 7
Elizabeth City State 26, Chowan 9
Fayetteville State 44, J. C. Smith 23
St. Augustine's 45, Livingstone 14
Shepherd 38, Bowie State 17
Virginia State 39, Virginia Union 14
Va. Univ. Lynchburg 18, Lincoln 2
W-Salem State 21, Shaw 14
Bethune-Cookman 34, NC Central 6
Hampton 22, Savannah State 5
Morgan State 12, Delaware State 0
Norfolk State 14, NCA&T 10

SC State 31, Howard 0
Albany State 37, Benedict 13
Kentucky State 17, Lane 6
Morehouse 49, Fort Valley State 12
Tuskegee 24, Clark Atlanta 3
Alabama A&M 20, Alabama State 19
Grambling State 27, Ark.-PB 20
Jackson State 44, Prairie View A&M 14
Miss. Valley State 12, Texas Southern 9
Southern 30, Alcorn State 14
Central Missouri 49, Lincoln (Mo.) 6
Central State 36, Kentucky Wesleyan 0
E. Stroudsburg 10, Cheyney 6
W. Va. Wesleyan 42, W. Va. State 6

COOPER, Nicholas WSS
LACEY, Kedarius- AAM J

AMEY, Raphael KSU SR
AMEY, Raphael KSU SR

PAGE, Lavante FAM JR

Amey, Raphael KSU SR

AMEY, Raphael KSU SR

KING, Marquette FVS SR
RUDD, William VSU SR


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873 77
557 186
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18 138.8
13 128.1
7 109.1
4 99.3
5 95.5
5 92.0
6 91.6
11 88.4
7 80.1
141 17 305.1
194 16 242.0
130 14 241.2
118 21 235.3
138 14 229.8
156 20 228.4
122 10 227.8
)46 16 216.2
843 12 204.8
136 10 204.5

112.9 7.9
83.4 6.8
72.3 6.3
66.3 6.1
93.0 5.9
54.0 5.8
86.1 5.7
73.7 5.7
71.8 5.6

14.3 112.9
20.3 104.0
15.8 93.0
15.2 86.1
19.5 85.4
12.4 83.4
16,1 82.5

2553 319.1
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2005 250.6
1997 249.6
1724 246.3
2185 242.8
1935 241.9
1831 228.9
2059 228.8
1830 228.8
1995 221.7
116 12.9
96 10.7
90 10.0
72 9.0
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66 8.2
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64 21.3
85 19.7
68 14.4
32 13.4
44 13.3

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100 25.9
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509 933
428 914


SIAC near finish line; Others roll on

BCSP Editor
With its 9-7 win over Stillman Thursday
night, Reginald Ruffin's Miles' squad has
joined CIAA division leaders Winston-Sa-
lem State (South) and Elizabeth City State
(North) as teams that have clinched berths in
their conference's championship games.
Miles (6-3, 5-1), who closes its regular
season at Tuskegee'shomecoming (1 p.m.) this
Saturday, won the SIAC West Division title
with the win over Stillman and now waits for
this weekend's results to see who it will play
in the Nov. 12 SIAC Championship Game in
Miles' opponent will either be Albany
State or Morehouse from the East Division.
A win by James "Mike' White's Albany
State squad in its regular season finale vs. tra-
ditional rival Fort Valley State in Columbus,
Ga. Saturday (2 p.m.) will give the division

1. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (9-0) Got by Shaw, 21-14.
NEXT At UNC-Pembroke to close out regular season.
2. ALABAMA STATE (6-2) Fell to Alabama A&M, 20-19.
NEXT: At Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
3. JACKSON STATE (7-1) Walloped Prairie View, 44-14.
NEXT: Hosts Grambling State.
4. NORFOLK STATE (7-2) Got by No. 8. NC A&T, 14-10.
NEXT: At Savannah State.
5. S. C. STATE (5-4) Shut out Howard, 31-0. NEXT: Idle.
6. HAMPTON (5-3) Beat Savannah State. 22-5. NEXT:
Hosting Howard.
7. ELIZABETH CITY STATE (7-2)- Defeated Chowan 26-9.
NEXT: Hosting Lincoln to close out regular season.
8. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (5-3) Beat NC Central, 34-6.
NEXT: Hosts Morgan State.
9. ALABAMA A&M (6-2) Sixth straight win, this one over
No. 1 Alabama State, 20-19. NEXT: At Alcom State.
10. FLORIDAA&M (5-3)- Idle. NEXT: Hosts NC A&T.
(TIE). ALBANY STATE (7-2) Defeated Benedict, 37-13.
NEXT: Fort Valley State in Columbus, Ga. for SIAC East


AFCA National
Winston-Salem State (9-0) 7th
Albany State (7-2) 21st
Super Region I
Winston-Salem State 2nd
Elizabeth City State (7-2) 5th
Super Region II
Albany State (7-2) 7th
Morehouse (7-2)- 8th

Sports Network
Jackson State (7-1) 15th
Jackson State 18th
Norfolk State (7-2) 23rd
Alabama A&M (6-2) 24th

Winston-Salem State
head coach Con-
nell Maynor (top i.),
Elizabeth City State's
Waverly Tillar (top r.)
S and Reginald Ruffin
(I.) of Miles already
have their teams in
league title games.

crown and a spot in the title game to the Golden
Rams (7-2, 5-1). An Albany State loss and win
by Rich Freeman's Morehouse (7-2, 5-1) team
in its regular season finale at Kentucky State
Saturday (1 p.m.) gives the division crown and
title game berth to the Maroon Tigers.

All that's really left to be determined in the
CIAA is whether 9-0 Winston-Salem State can
finish the regular season as the only undefeated
team in black college football.
Connell Maynor's Rams, up to seventh
in the latest AFCA NCAA Div. II national poll
and first in this week's BCSP ranking, end the
regular season in a non-conference game at 7-
2 UNC-Pembroke Saturday (2 p.m.). UNC-P
has only lost games to Wingate (29-26) and
Catawba (42-33). The Rams are now second
in the NCAA's Super Region I. The top six
teams in each region are chosen for the Div. II
Elizabeth City State, the champ of the
CIAA North and WSSU's opponent in the Nov.
12 league title game in Durham, N.C.,closes its
regular season at home vs. Lincoln. Waverly
Tillar's Vikings are fifth in Super Region I.

After opening the season with losses to
Hampton and Southern, Alabama A&M
(6-2, 5-1) has won six straight including a big
20-19 win Saturday at the Magic City Classic
over division leader Alabama State (6-2, 6-1)
before a crowd of 66,473 at Legion Field in
Now, Anthony Jones's Bulldogs will have
to close the deal to earn a spot in the Dec. 10
SWAC Championship Game over the next three
weeks. Their division title quest begins in earnest
this week with a date (2 p.m.) at Alcorn State
(2-5, 1-5). Abig date with Jackson State looms
next week.

BCSP Notes

Football statistical leaders
Black college football statistical leaders on offense are also showing up on
the national scene.
With just one regular season game left on the Div. II regular season schedule,
two return men are leading their respective categories and three rushers have
topped the 1,000-yard mark and are in the top ten in national statistics.
SeniorDominique Fitzgerald of Winston-Salem State leads black colleges
and all of Div. II in punt returns averaging 25.6 yards on 13 returns with one
touchdown while junior James Langford of Shaw tops the black college and
Div. II list in kickoff returns averaging 37.0 yards per return with three TDs.
Demario Barber of Fort Valley State is behind Fitzgerald in the black
college stats at 19.6 yards per punt return, good for fifth nationally. Raphael
Amey of Kentucky State is ninth nationally at 15.9 per return. Keith Massey
of Kentucky State has also brought back three kickoffs for touchdowns and is
tenth nationally at 29.7 yards per return.
On the FCS level, Darius Drummond of South Carolina State is fifth at
14.3 yards per punt return with one TD. Senior Tyrone Hendrix of Morgan
State is tied for sixth in kickoff returns at 29.0 yards per return.
Morehouse's David Carter, coming off a 351 -yard, 4-TD performance this
past Saturday, is currently tops among black college rushers with 1,295 yards,
an average of 143.9 yards per game. Just behind him is Daronte McNeill of
Elizabeth City State with 1,249 yards (138.8 ypg.), Nicholas Cooper of Win-
ston-Salem State is the other to have already reached the 1,000-yard milestone
with 1,153 yards (128.1 ypg.). Carter is sixth nationally among Div. 11 rushers.
McNeill is seventh and Cooper is ninth.

Comcast Sports Southeast
Clark Atlanta vs. Stillman in Atlanta, GA
South Alabama vs. Miss Valley State in Mobile, AL TBA
Bowie State vs. Chowan in Bowie, MD 1 p
Elizabeth City State vs. Lincoln (PA) in Elizabeth City, NC 1p
Commemorative Classic
Livingstone vs. Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, NC Ip
Shaw vs. Saint Augustine's in Durham, NC 1p
Virginia Union vs. Fayetteville State in Richmond, VA 1 p
UNC-Pembroke vs. Winston-Salem State in Pembroke, NC 2p
Gardner-Webb vs. Virginia State in Boiling Springs, NC 6p
Delaware State vs. NC Central in Dover, DE 1 p
Hampton vs. Howard in Hampton, VA 1 p
Florida A&M vs. NC A&T in Tallahassee, FL 3p
Bethune-Cookman vs. Morgan State in Daytona Beach, FL (HC) 4p
Savannah State vs. Norfolk State in Savannah, GA 5p
Tuskegee vs. Miles in Tuskegee, AL (HC) 1p
Kentucky State vs. Morehouse in Frankfort, KY ip
22nd Fountain City Classic
Albany State vs. Fort Valley State in Columbus, GA 2p
Benedict vs. Lane in Columbia, SC 2p
Alcom State vs. Alabama A&M in Alcom State, MS 2p
Jackson State vs. Grambling State in Jackson, MS 2p
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Alabama State in Pine Bluff, AR (HC) 2:30p
Texas State vs. Prairie View A&M in San Marcos, TX 3p
Texas Southern vs. Southern in Houston, TX 6p
Austin Peay State vs. Central State in Clarksville, TN 1p
Truman State vs. Lincoln (MO in Kirksville, MO 1p
C.W. Post vs. Cheyney in Long Island, NY 1p
West Virginia State vs. Fairmont State in Institute, WV 1 p
Eastern Illinois vs. Tennessee State in Charleston, IL 1:30p
Ave Maria vs. Edward Waters in Naples, FL 12n
Langston vs. Texas College in Langston, OK 2p

Meanwhile, Alabama State tries to regroup with a
date at Arkansas-Pine Bluff(4-4, 3-3). UAPB is one of
four teams virtually tied atop the West Division- along
with Prairie View A&M (4-3), Grambling (3-3) and
Southern (3-3) with three losses in conference play.
Grambling is at tough Jackson State (7-1) at 2 p.m.
Southern is at Texas Southern in a 6 p.m. start. Prairie
View has an out-of-conference date at Texas State.

After last week's results, seven teams are still
within a game of the lead in the MEAC.
Currently, Norfolk State (5-1) and Morgan State
(4-1) are on top with one conference loss, and five teams
- South Carolina State (4-2), Bethune-Cookman (3-
2), North Carolina A&T (3-2), Florida A&M (3-2)
and Hampton (3-2) have two losses.
This Saturday, Morgan State has a tough date in
Daytona Beach, Fla. at homecoming vs. B-CU (4 p.m.)
while Norfolk State is at Savannah State (5 p.m.). Two
of the teams with two losses, NC A&T and Florida
A&M meet in Tallahassee, Fla. (3 p.m.) and Hampton
hosts Howard (1 p.m.). SC State is off.


Mike Mayhew of North Carolina A&T, on the verge of his second
straight 1,000-yard season, is fourth among black college rushers with
873 yards (109.1 ypg.) and is 11th nationally in the FCS.
McNeill (12.8 points per game, 3rd), Carter (10.6 ppg., 7th) and
Cooper (10.0 ppg., llth) are in the Div. II scoring stats and are 1-2-3 in
black college scoring. Florida A&M fullback Lavante Page and Ten-
nessee State placekicker Jamin Godfrey, both at 9.0 points per game are
tied for tenth in the FCS in scoring.
The top black college passer, Casey Therriault of Jackson State
(305.1 ypg.) is 12th nationally in the FCS.
No black college receiver has yet topped the 1,000-yard mark but a
couple are getting close. Alabama State senior Nicholas Andrews (903
yards) and Fort Valley State junior Christopher Slaughter (936 yards)
are closest. Andrews tops the black college list in both receptions (63, 7.9)
and receiving yards (903, 112.9) per game. Andrews' numbers are good
for fifth in receiving yards and seventh in receptions per game in the FCS.
Slaughter is I Ith in Div. II1 in receiving yards per game.

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Halloween Traditions Celebrated Around the First Coast!

Richardson Street, Karen Thomas, Ribault Students Elina Bracomb,
Jah-Rielle Isreal and Donna Edwards Gabriel Schofield, and Arissa Anderson
b IMFI`71-11

Raines Students Devonte Gettis, Monolita Map,
Deandie Doyle, Kavia Map and Demitri Neal

S' I Second Chance Comedy, Big Chip, Ronnie Hill, Al McNealy, Ms. Jen, Rob
Shan-Prelle Williams and Kayla Ka% Richardson Street 10th Annual Halloween Party White, Darryl Smith, Duane Fletcher and Stacey Calhoun
October 31st, Halloween Night on the First Coast was spent trick or treating at local parties throughout the Jacksonville. Churches and other organizations held Harvest and safe events while others opted for tra-
ditionial lore. Some of the events shown above included an event sponsored by students of Raines and Ribault High School and a comedy night at the Clara White Mission.

Wealth Disparities Likely to Just Grow Wider

A widening gap between the
mega-rich and the rest of society,
documented in a recent congres-
sional study, is likely to create even
larger economic disparities between
African-Americans and Whites.
The Congressional Budget Office
(CBO) issued a report that stated:
"For the 1 percent with the highest
income, average real after-tax

household income grew by 275 per-
cent between 1979 and 2007." By
contrast, 60 percent of the popula-
tion in the middle of the income
scale (the 21st through 80th per-
centiles), the growth in average real
after-tax household income was just
under 40 percent. For the 20 percent
with the lowest income, their after-
tax income grew by only 18 percent

over that same period.
The report is titled, "Trends in the
Distribution of Household Income"
It showed that the share of after-tax
household income for the top 1 per-
cent more than doubled over the
period studied, rising from nearly 8
percent in 1979 to 17 percent in
The most affluent 20 percent of

the population received 53 percent
of after-tax household income in
2007, an increase of 10 percent over
1979. Put another way: The top 20
percent earned more after-tax
income in 2007 than the combined
income of the other 80 percent of
These figures are fueling the
heated debate over the Occupy Wall

Street movement that has spread
throughout the country and around
the world. But that discussion has
virtually ignored the plight of
Blacks, who have already seen the
wealth gap widen during the most
recent recession.
A State of the Dream report
issued earlier this year by United
for a Fair Economy chronicles

African-Americans' stalled eco-
nomic progress.
"In 1947, Blacks earned 51 cents
to each dollar of White median fam-
ily income," the report recounts.
"By 1977, Blacks were earning 56
cents on each dollar in White
income, a gain of five cents. Most
of those gains were made in the

Once you know, there's

only one place to go.

Perhaps you've been running all over town to save

a little bit here and a little bit there. When all the

time, you could save just as much at Publix, and

enjoy the shopping experience, too. So relax-we've

got you covered. Go to publix.com/save right

now to make plans to save this week.

1,to save here.

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