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Conrad Murray sentenced to four

years in Michael Jackson's death
LOS ANGELES, Ca. Michael Jackson's per-
sonal physician was sentenced to 4 years impris-
Sonment in an L.A. County jail this week, capping
a more than two-year legal journey investigating
\ the King of Pop's death.
:d a" \ Conrad Murray, 58, was declared an unfit can-
didate for probation and pronounced the sentence
for involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's 2009
death by a L.A. County Judge, citing Murray's
involvement in what he called a "cycle of horrible
"He has absolutely no sense of remorse," the judge said. "[Murray] is
and remains dangerous. ... I think Dr. Murray is so reckless that I believe
he is a danger to the community."
Jusge Pastor said the court will order Dr. Murray to pay restitution to
Jackson's estate and children in an amount to be determined at a later
restitution hearing when they can get more detailed information. Pastor
also ordered $800 in restitution to the court, a $30 court security fee, and
a $40 criminal conviction assessment.
"We know that Michael Jackson, as a direct result of the actions of Dr.
Murray died on June 25, 2009, leaving his three children without their
father," Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said dur-
ing the proceedings. "It is the people's opinion that prison is warranted."

America's Demographic

shifts favor Obama in 2012
The 2008 election was a reminder of the demographic forces that are
changing America and potentially the political balance in the country.
The most diverse electorate in the nation's history added to the favorable
winds that pushed President Obama to victory. He will need the assis-
tance of those shifts even more in 2012 if he is to avoid defeat.
Much has been made of the president's unusual coalition in 2008 -
huge turnout and overwhelming support from African-Americans, the
backing of Latinos, the energy of younger voters, the help from college-
educated Americans and the role played by unmarried women. Part of
Obama's success was due to the excitement his candidacy generated
among these groups four years ago, but part also owed simply to the real-
ities of a nation changing in ways that are favorable to the Democrats.
The tension Obama and his advisers will confront next year is how
much those inexorable demographic changes are able to overcome the
effects of the economy on many of the voters who elected him four years
ago and the backlash to his policies among many voters. Whatever the
effect of campaign ads, candidate appearances and unforeseen events, the
clash of these two underlying forces will be as important in determining
who occupies the Oval Office in 2013.

Lawrence Taylor being

sued by teen prostitute
It seems like the dirt is finally coming up on sex
scandals around the country and in every industry.
In the sports world, former NY Giants star line-
backer Lawrence Taylor has joined the bunch of
celebrities in the sports industry who now have
the scarlet letter tattooed on his reputation.
The 52-year-old Pro Football Hall of Famer is being sued by the teenage
girl he admitted having relations within a case that he plead guilty to ear-
lier this year.
Cristina Fierro filed the suit in New York and is seeking both compen-
satory and punitive damages to be determined at trial.
"I feel as though he should be accountable for his crimes and miscon-
duct toward me," Fierro said at a news conference, flanked by lawyer
Gloria Allred.
Allred said she believed this was the first time the federal Trafficking
Victims Protection Act had been used to sue a buyer of commercial sex.
Taylor was sentenced to six years probation under a plea deal. He was
initially charged with third-degree rape, but took a lesser charge of sexu-
al misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute.
Fierro was 16 at the time of the crime in May 2010.

Florida inmate released early

by judge for losing weight

TAVARES, Fl. -- George McCovery shed 25 pounds in 20 days on the
"lose-a-pound, gain-a-day" plan suggested by Lake County Judge Donna
Miller, but he wouldn't necessarily recommend the diet to others.
Miller, who sentenced McCovery, 37, earlier this month for driving with
a suspended license, promised the 345-pound hypertensive man that she
would shrink his stay at the Lake County Jail by one day for every pound
he lost while in custody.
After 20 days in the slammer, where he limited his intake mostly to veg-
etables on his dinner tray, he weighed in this week at 320 pounds, and
Miller cut him loose early -- in time for turkey-day sweet-potato pie at
home in West Palm Beach.
"It's not easy to lose weight. I thought he'd lose 5, maybe, 6 pounds --
not 25," said Miller, 64, who has often dished out creative sentences dur-
ing her 17 years as a county judge. "It's like [sentencing] someone in a
drug case. I'd much rather have them stop doing drugs than send them to
jail. I hope I can help."




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Dr. Julian White leading
by B. Kallestad
For decades the "Marching 100"
of Florida A&M University has
won world wide acclaim for their
precision, talent and abilities. These
days, the band is liningg notoriety
for a more sordid acclaim hazing.
Led by Jacksonville's own Julian
White, the recently fired director
said he repeatedly warned universi-
ty leaders over two decades about
the dangers of hazing and that he's

the FAMU Marching 100
been made the scapegoat for a band
member's death in which the prac-
tice is suspected.
White, 71, said he suspended 26
band members for hazing two
weeks before drum major Robert
Champion's death on Nov. 19 after
a performance at the Florida Classic
in Orlando. He reported his actions
to university administrators, he
After A&M's football team lost

its annual game against rival
Bethune-Cookman, Champion col-
lapsed on a bus parked outside an
Orlando hotel. The 26-year-old jun-
ior had been vomiting and com-
plained he couldn't breathe shortly
before he became unconscious.
When authorities arrived about 9:45
p.m., Champion was unresponsive.
He died at a nearby hospital.
Hazing has been "rampant on
university campuses," and the sus-
pensions would serve notice it
wouldn't be tolerated at A&M, he
But instead of being supported,
White said, he was second-guessed,
particularly from some parents of
band members, and said the punish-
ments were akin to suspending star
football players.
"And so the band members were
apprehensive. 'Doc, you think we
can go without 19 trombone play-
ers?'" said White, who replaced
"Marching 100" founder William P.
Foster as director in 1998. "And
other folks. 'Doc, do you thing you
can do it without them?' My com-
ment was, it doesn't matter, I am not
going to sacrifice the performance
for the principle."
Continued on page 11

Tis' the season


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Tentative NBA Deal Reached; Season

Expected to Start on Christmas Day

CNN NBA players and owners
have reached a tentative deal to end
the league's months-long lockout
and begin play Christmas Day,
though details of the agreement
have not been released.
"We've reached a tentative under-
standing that is subject to a variety
of approvals ... we're optimistic that
will all come to pass and that the
NBA season will begin on
December 25 -- Christmas Day -- a

tripleheader," NBA Commissioner
David Stern said Saturday. He did
not detail who would play in the
triplcheader, but said it's expected
that 66 games will be played this
Derek Fisher, president of the
National Basketball Players
Association, acknowledged the
patience of NBA fans during the
149-day lockout.
"Our fans and the support from

the people and (their) patience
through a large part of this process
-- that's where a lot of this credit
goes to, Fisher said. "The efforts
that have been made have been
largely with them in mind."
But more work lies ahead.
"What we have to do is obvious-
ly sit down with the litigants
because it has to be solved in the
context of litigation," Billy Hunter,
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Lose Clout

in Southern

by George Curry
Although more African-
Americans live in the South than
any other region, Blacks elected
to state legislative bodies there
have become virtually powerless
as those bodies have shifted
from Democratic to Republican
That's the conclusion reached
in a Joint Center for Political and
Economic Studies research brief
titled, "Resegregation in
Southern Politics?" by David A.
"Following the election of
President Barack Obama, many
political observers especially
conservative ones suggested
that the United States is now a
post-racial society," Bositis
wrote in the introduction. "Three
years later, in the region of the
country where most African
Americans live, the South, there
is strong statistical evidence that
Continued on page 9

Services set for

Derya Williams

Mrs. Derya A. Williams
Endeared community trustee and
activist Derya Williams passed last
week after an extended illness. The
longtime Executive Director of
River Region Human Services
served her community, career,
church and home with a much
admired passion.
She was born Derya Ann English
to the late Herbert and Rebecca
English, on June 21, 1950 in
Birmingham, Alabama. Derya
attended Morris Brown College
where she earned her Bachelor of
Arts degree in sociology followed
by a Master of Arts degree in guid-
ance and counseling from the
University of Alabama in 1973.
On August 19, 1972 Derya was
married to Newton Edmund
Williams at her home church, St
Paul AME, in Birmingham.
Following employment at Rust
College in Holly Springs,
Mississippi, they joined the staff at
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average over the last few years. I take
responsibility for a lot of that, mak-
ing mistakes in some personnel
things, but look positive ahead that
this team is not far away from being
a very competitive football team."
Weaver, who will turn 77 in Janu-
ary, had been looking for an "exit
strategy" for years, wanting to find
someone to buy the team and keep it
in Jacksonville. Khan appears to be
that man.
Forbes reported the sale to be
worth $760 million.
Born in Pakistan, Khan left home
at age 16 to attend the University of
Illinois. He graduated in 1971, a year
after he started working for Flex-N-
Gate Corp. in Urbana, Ill. He pur-
chased the company in 1980. Today,

Flex-N-Gate is a major manufacturer
of bumper systems for pickup trucks
and sport utility vehicles built in
North America.
His purchase of the Jaguars is sub-
ject to NFL approval. League owners
will vote to ratify the deal Dec. 14,
and if it passes, it would become of-
ficial Jan. 4.
The Jaguars could have a new
coach in place before then.
The Jaguars were essentially elim-
inated from the playoffs with Sun-
day's 20-13 loss to AFC
South-leading Houston.
Del Rio leaves with a 69-73
record, including 1-2 in two playoff
appearances. The Jaguars didn't win
the AFC South in any of his nine sea-

by Lynn Jones
It's late and I'm on the road to Tal-
lahassee for a weekend media tour of
Tallahassee, Florida. As a transplant
I understand that every family mem-
ber, friend or foe in Florida and
across the nation has ties to Tallahas-
see either through FAMU (an
HBCU) or its massive counterpart
FSU. I never really had a reason to
visit the state capital, little did I know
the many treasures that lied just two
hours away.
My home for the weekend was the
still new Aloft, a loft type hotel that
has an airy swanky, eclectic feel,
with bright d6cor and urban flair,
while mixing NYC with European
chic. The main leg of the tour was
centered on visiting the city's many
African American historic museums
along with diverse cuisine opportuni-
ties and other attractions.
My first stop was the Tallahassee
Museum in downtown Tallahassee
which was filled with African Amer-
ican artifacts including photos and
antebellum artifacts. The museum is
designed as a walking tour through a
schoolhouse, church and even a plan-
tation house. The home was home to
plantation mistress Catherine Murat,
George Washington's great-grand-
niece. The accompanying exhibit ex-
plores the area's plantation
communities, free and slave, and in-
cludes two reconstructed buildings--
the plantation kitchen and a slave
cabin. The grounds also recreate a
small town filled with moonshine
makers, sugar cane syrup boilers and
countrywomen in their 1850s garb
There is also a dinosaur exhibit from
African American sculpture Jim
My next stop was nearby to the
John G. Riley Museum. Greeting
guests is an animated mannequin of
John Riley himself! Riley was an en-
trepreneur and pioneer of Tallahas-
see. His living mannequin's audio
boasts his rich history which includes
learning to read and write in the

1860s. The museum is his actual life
and gives a true depiction of African-
American life of a freed man in the
late 1800s.
Every weekend a vendor fair
opens up on South Adams Street
downtown. Vendors with everything
from food to arts and crafts are avail-
able. One delightful vendor to visit is
Gloria Nicholson, proprietor of the
"Dew Drop In". The former Tallahas-
see restauranteur sets up shop weekly

and fashions are in your eyeshot.
Another Tallahassee highlight is
the Museum of Florida History. The
treasure trove of history is filled with
artifacts and recreations of Florida's
past, present and future. Of the multi-
cultural exhibits, there is even an
African display of the Tuskegee air-
men and the huts, steamships and
history that uprooted American her-
On the way back to Jacksonville

Lynn Jones with the John Riley mannequin at the
historical museum bearing his name in Tallahassee, Florida.

to sell out of delicacies such as cup-
cakes, grits, raspberry tea and quiche.
My next stop is the Ash Museum,
owned by Annie Harris, a creative
and eccentric jeweler, artist and
painter. After browsing through the
Gallery it was off to the FAMU Rat-
tler Hall of Fame at Bragg Memorial
stadium. Tallahassee literally shuts
down and every orange and green
shirt head over to the game! For
those that have never witnessed black
college football, it is food for the
soul. Everything from fellowship and
the halftime show to edible goodies

I drove in amazement and peace as I
reflected on my full weekend. Who
knew that all of that was just right up
the road. I was so full of history,
knowledge and exquisite cuisine, I
felt like I was much further than 160
miles away. Tallahassee is a city
filled with rich African American
culture that crosses cultural barriers
to create a city whose history extends
from the Indians, to slavery, the civil
war, civil rights and football. Best of
all, they have the proof to show it!
For more information on planning
your day trip for a rich cultural

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Robert and Delris Mitchell

Following another embarrassing
loss to the Houston Texans giving
them a season low of 3-8, the Jack-
sonville Jaguars burst out with some
surprising news. Not only has head
coach Jack Del Rio been fired, but
the team had been sold.
Weaver named defensive coordi-
nator Mel Tucker the interim coach
and gave General Manager Gene
Smith a three-year contract exten-
sion, putting him in charge of the
coaching search.
The moves marked the most signif-
icant changes for the small-market
franchise since its inception in 1993.
"It's the right thing at the right time
and for the right reasons," Weaver
said. "We deserve better; the commu-
nity deserves better. We've been very

December 1-7, 2011


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$1 Million Grant to Help

EWC Improve Campus

Edward Waters College
announced this week that they are
the recipients of a $3 million grant
from the Michael and Kim Ward
The funds will be used to improve
nearly every building on campus,
including the student union, labs,
dorms, the gym, classrooms, the
chapel and the administration
building. Other renovations have
already set the stage for campus
development, such as the $200,000
remodel of the Polly Brooks house,
which now serves as a hub for aca-

demic advising and support, and
freshman programming.
The improvements weave into
President Nathaniel Glover's over-
all plan to enhance the learning
environment and campus amenities
in order to better meet the needs of
students, faculty and staff.
The challenge will match $1 for
every $2 EWC raises, up to $1 mil-
lion, between now and Summer
2012 in order for the repairs to be
completed before the 2012 academ-
ic year.

New Zeta Phi Beta Chapter Chartered in Jacksonville
The new Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Jacksonville, Florida Southside Beaches Chapter was chartered
at the 77th Zeta Phi Beta Southeast Regional Conference held recently in Charleston, SC with 13 charter members. The charter members will
be hosting a Founders Day Program and Charter Reception on Saturday, January 14, 2011. Shown above (L-R) are Erna M. Foushee (State of
Florida and Bahamas Director), Demeatrice Gibbons, Shawntelle Jones, Cheryl Seals-Gonzalez (Chapter Vice-President), Deborah Phelps
(Chapter President), Jasmin Chaney-Guevara, Kenya Lawson, Veena Reddy and Alpha Hay (Area II Coordinator).

Basketball Season to Finally Start on Christmas Day

continued from front
executive director of the National
Basketball Players Association,
said in an early morning press con-
ference with Stem.
Hunter declined to discuss
specifics of the deal, including the
proposed revenue split, but said he
and others plan to meet with
lawyers later Saturday. He estimat-
ed a resolution could come in three
days to a week.
Stem said he expects the labor
relations committee and board of
governors to endorse the tentative
pact and that a collective bargaining
agreement would arise from it.
Training camps would open
December 9.
The NBA had canceled games
through December 15.
Team owners locked out players in

early July as the two sides tried to
hammer out a new agreement. Ster
has said the previous season was
not profitable for most of the
league's 30 owners, who were seek-
ing a bigger share of league rev-
A previous lockout in the NBA
lasted 204 days, from July 1998 to
January 1999, before a new collec-
tive bargaining agreement was
reached by both sides. That agree-
ment expired in June, sparking the
latest developments.
After playing a round of hoops at
Fort McNair in Washington on
Saturday, President Barack Obama
seemed to approve the tentative
When asked about the potential
agreement, Obama gave a thumbs-
up and said, "Good deal!"

A long-
time bas-
f a n ,
Obama is
slated to
host the
o n

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featuring Billy Hunter, former
current Basketball Players
and for- Commissioner David
mer NBA announced a tentative
Some big names have already
signed up, including Boston Celtics'


executive director of the National
Association (left) and NBA
Stern were all smiles after they
deal to end the NBA lockout.
guard Ray Allen and New York
Knicks' forward Carmelo Anthony.

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Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press

or okror most Jacksonville Jags Sold and Del Ri
Jacksonville Jaguar fans.
Not only did we find out
ht had coach Jk What Does the Future Hold for the
Rio was fired on Tuesday,
but we also found out that Wayne again Weaver insist that the new have been very active in our local (Carolina Pan
Weaver was selling the team. owner of the Jags will keep the community and the fact that they newest NFL t
Of course, one of if not the team here. will be staying here in Jacksonville underdog win
biggest question that Weaver field- According to Weaver, "Kahn has is certainly a plus for area nonprof- time Washing
ed during his press conference was a real passion Jacksonville." its and the city as a whole. immediately
the future of the team. Weaver So what is next for the I think most of us whether you backburner
said, "It's a commitment... the Jacksonville Jaguars? Well, appar- are a fan or not, agree that the beloved Jags.
team will stay in Jacksonville." ently the deal to sell the Jags is a Jacksonville Jaguars have only OK, enough
Weaver and the entire ownership done deal. On December 14, 2011 helped our local economy. So no memory lane.
group is selling the team to Shahid NFL owners will meet to give the real need to talk about the value or is what can we
Khan, a Pakistani-born business- final approval of the deal. impact of the Jags. Jags stay in ou
man who owns an auto-manufac- So with a new owner and no To be honest without the Jags Yes, I know
during company called Flex-N- head coach, some would say that our city's self esteem would plum- ing the obvi
Gate. Last year, Khan tried unsuc- the Jags' situation looks pretty met. So we will not waste any ink more tickets.
cesfully to buy the St. Louis Rams. bleak for the rest of the season and explaining why we need to make not that simple
Weaver did say that he fielded near future. I don't agree. sure that the Jags stay in The Jags ac
and ignored several calls from peo- Sometimes you have to hit the Jacksonville. this equation a
ple in California who were inter- reset button in order to move for- Indulge me for a moment as I Davis would
ested in acquiring and moving the ward. A wise man once said, have a flashback. I recall being a The team h
team to Los Angles. It's been "Change brings opportunity." young man, and being proud of the improvement
rumored for the last couple of But change and improvement for Jacksonville Bulls USFL team. and corporate
years that the Jaguars would be an Jaguars will involve some growing Most of us natives loved the eager to purch
obvious team to move to LA pains. Actor Billy Crystal said, Bulls, but with the USFL, you I certainly
because of the team's struggles "Change is such hard work." always felt like you were on the JV future holds, t
over the past few years. Again, if you look at the glass football team not the varsity. For Jags have bee
It's still hard for many to imag- being half full then you probably years we put together potential and we can't
ine that a city such as Los Angeles look at this as a great opportunity. ownership groups and local politi- So as we turn
doesn't have an NFL franchise. In A new coach could breathe some cal leaders lobbied the NFL for a this new chapel
fact, LA has nearly 4 million peo- life into the team and new owner team am optimistic
ple compared to Jacksonville's could do the same. In 1993, I was a freshman at Go Jags!
800,000 or so residence. Weaver says that he will play a Morehouse College when the Signing o:
So a move to a much larger mar- major role in choosing the new announcement was made that Field,
ket does make a lot of sense, but coach. Both Wayne and Deloris Jacksonville and Charlotte Reggie Full

o Fired

others) would be the
eams. Talk about the
ning. Being a long-
gton Redskins fan I
put the Skins on the
and embraced my

h of that stroll down
The question at hand
e do to ensure that the
.ir fare city'?
v what you are think-
ous answer is to buy
Unfortunately, it's
:tually have a role in
as well. As the late Al
say, "Just win baby."
as to show some
in order to get fans
ions fired out and
iase tickets.
don't know what the
but I do know that the
en great for this city
afford to lose them.
I the page and begin
ter in Jaguar history I
about the future.

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Don't Expect Much Diversity

from a 'President Rom

by E.O. Hutchinson
Sooner or later, presumptive
GOP presidential nominee fron-
trunner Mitt Ronmey will have to
publicly answer which Romney
will show up on the issue of race
and diversity if he indeed gets the
GOP nomination and snatches the
White House in 2012. Will it be the
Romney that claimed in an inter-
view on Meet the Press in 2007
that he got teary eyed when he
heard that his Mormon church's
ruling elders publicly declared that
blacks would no longer be barred
from the Mormon priesthood?
Romney didn't directly say it but
he strongly hinted that the moment
stirred strong emotions in him
because he never went along with
his church's decade's old racial bar.
"I was anxious to see a change in
my church.... My faith has always
told me that and I had no question
that African Americans and blacks
generally would have every right
and every benefit in the hereafter
that anyone else had and that God
is no respecter of persons."
Now contrast that with the
Romney that former GOP con-
gressman J.C. Watts, a staunch
black conservative, recently ripped
for having a virtually lily white
campaign staff. Romney was
unmoved by the knock and flatly
said that he hires the best persons
that he can find. He underscored
that with the rhetorical emphasis
"What's the charge? Is there some-
thing wrong with that?"
Nothing, nothing that is if
Romney's political ambitions did-
n't extend any further than seeking
to win a GOP seat in a GOP-friend-
ly congressional district in the
GOP's hard-core voter geographic

vote base in the Heartland and the
Deep South. The presidency is a
far different matter. The teary-eyed
Romney that chaffs at racial big-
otry can't trump the Romney that
glibly condones it in picking his
campaign staff.
Romney's record on diversity as
Massachusetts governor gives a
strong hint of what his White
House would look like. When it
came to appointing minorities and
women to judicial posts, his record
was atrocious. The Massachusetts
Women's Bar Association repeat-
edly lambasted him for his near-
exclusive white male statehouse.
Romney, partly in response to the
public pounding and partly with an
eye on a presidential run where he
knew his state record on diversity
would be closely scrutinized, made
a slew of appointments of minori-
ties and women to the state bench
in his last year in office.
Romney's successor Deval
Patrick, a Democrat, and the state's
first African-American governor,
wasted no time in knocking
Romney for his blatant race and
gender blind spot on appointments.
In his inaugural address he made it
clear that he would make diversity
and inclusion a huge part of his
administration. Romney, not sur-
prisingly, did not attend Patrick's
Late night comedian-talk show
host Jay Leno was bothered
enough by Romney's blind spot on
diversity to ask him point blank in
an interview during the 2008 GOP
presidential primary campaign
what he thought about diversity.
Romney gave the GOP formula
answer and said that he supported
it in government and corporations.

Leno wasn't satisfied and pressed
him on what his administration
would do to promote diversity.
Romney wouldn't budge from the
stock retort that discrimination is
wrong. That's even less than the
bare minimum response to racial
bigotry that any candidate for pub-
lic office is required to give.
The embarrassing litany of
Romney's race-tinged gaffes that
include the metaphorical reference
to hanging Obama. a joke about
Obama's birth certificate, using the
racially offensive word "tar baby"
to describe a public works project,
and an animal reference in a pose
with an African-American doesn't
tag Romney as a racist. He apolo-
gized or pleaded ignorance in
every case. But it does touch off
warning bells on race.
The loudest bell is what Romney
will have to do, or more particular-
ly who he'll have to satisfy, to seal
the GOP nomination. Romney will
have to do a massive sell job to
Christian evangelicals, ultra-con-
servatives and Tea Party leaders
that he's really at heart one of them.
To appease them, he has little wig-
gle room on race. The mere men-
tion of race, let alone diversity,
emblazons red flags among conser-
vative hardliners. They relentlessly
bait him as a flip-flopper and clos-
et moderate who will dump conser-
vative principles at the drop of a
hat. There's no likelihood that
Romney would pick the nettlesome
Watts as his VP running mate as
the influential ultra conservative
blog dared him to
do in 2007 when Romney was
fighting hard for presidential nom-
ination. The Watts for VP call
though was done more to needle


Obama than any serious interest in
promoting diversity in a GOP
White House.
Romney's actions, not tears
about Mormon Church bigotry and
protestations against discrimina-
tion, tell much about what to
expect with a Romney in the White
House. And that's not much.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an
author and political analyst. He is a
weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton
Show on American Urban Radio
Network. He is the author of How
Obama Governed: The Year of
Crisis and Challenge.

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The National Women's History Museum recently
honored African-American radio maven Cathy
Hughes. The founder and chairperson of Radio One
Inc., was feted at the museum's Christine de Pizan
Awards in Washington D.C. where Hughes received
the "Ida B. Wells-Barnmett Living Legacy Award" for
her accomplishments in media and communications.
The Christine de Pizan honors celebrate the legend of
pioneering American women by showcasing their achievements alongside the
contributions of their modern-day counterparts.
Catherine Elizabeth Woods (later Hughes) represents the great American
success story in the mold and model of Ida B. Wells. As founder and chair of
Radio One, Inc. the nation's largest African-American owned and operated
broadcast-company, Hughes is a powerful voice on behalf of Blacks. Hughes
and son Alfred Liggins are Black media's power couple. Radio One Inc. is the
parent corporation of TV One, Syndication One and Reach One. Each of their
media entities reaches millions of listeners daily. The National Women's
History Museum affirms the value of knowing women's history and says
Hughes was made a de Pizan award recipient because "Radio One continues
to expand its media presence based on the spirit of family and commitment to
the community."
Hughes and the Radio One Family deserve recognition for their advocacy
and leadership. Both have served as stalwarts for the causes of people of color.
She was born in 1947 in Omaha, Neb., and grew up in a Black-housing proj-
ect. She became pregnant at age 16 and subsequently gave birth to her son,
Alfred Liggins, Jr. But, her marriage only lasted two years and soon she was
raising her child alone. Herfamily were pillars in Omaha's Black community.
Her career in radio began in 1969 at KOWH radio station. In 1971, she got a
job as an administrative assistant with Tony Brown at Howard University.
Brown was a noted commentator who founded the institution's School of
Communications. Brown transferred her to the university's radio station,
WHUR-FM. By 1975 she had became the station's vice president and gener-
al manager. Under her guidance WHUR increased its annual revenues. In
1979, she and then-husband, Dewey Hughes purchased WOL-AM, a small
Washington, D.C. radio station. Her marriage to Hughes ended shortly after
the station's purchase casting her once again in the role of single mother. Soon
hard times forced Hughes and her son, to give up their apartment and move
into the station. Due to Hughes' determination, over time, WOL began turning
a profit. In 1986, the station turned its first profit, and the following year,
Hughes purchased her second station, WMMJ-FM, for $7.5 million.
Radio One went on to purchase 70 radio stations across America. In 1995,
the son Hughes raised singlehandedly earned his MBA from the University of
Pennsylvania's prestigious Wharton School of Business. In 1999 Hughes'
time and energy paid off. Radio One became a publicly traded company with
Liggins as CEO and president and Hughes as chairperson. In January 2004,
Radio One launched TV One, a national cable and satellite television network
that is the "lifestyle and entertainment network for African-American adults."
Hughes interviews prominent personalities in the entertainment industry, for
the network's talk program TV One on One. Liggins reported Radio One's 3rd
Quarter 2011 revenues as $104.4 million. Hughes' dedication to minority
communities, entrepreneurial spirit and mentoring are manifested in her work
and life. She has been immortalized in the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in
Baltimore. She received McDonald's 2011 365 Black Awards for "influenc-
ing and inspiring greatness."
Hughes is a role model for African Americans and single mothers. Hughes
not only has opened doors and opportunities for them; she strives to keep them
open. Last year President Obama tapped her to chair the U.S. Small Business
Administration's Council on Underserved Communities to promote agency
initiatives that help minority entrepreneurs. The 20-member advisory council
includes professionals who provide recommendations on how the council can
strengthen businesses in underserved communities. Hughes' successes are the
results of acts and attention she's devoted to the development and growth of
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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.

28 "Women for Christ"
Twenty-eight Women or Christ will hold their annual luncheon at the
Prime Osborne Convention Center on Tuesday February 7, 2012 from
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. This year's featured speaker is Jennifer Strickland a
nationally and internationally recognized author of "Girl Perfect:
Confessions of a Former Runway Model. For reservations go to: For more information, contact Suzanne
Honeycutt via email at or (904) 398-1191.

Calling 1962 New Stanton Graduates
Attention 1962 graduates of New Stanton Senior High School. A reunion
is planned for July 12-15, 2012. Call Adam Dubose, reunion chair at 704-
8946 or Ronald Galvin, President at 992-8433 for updates.

Second Missionary Hosting

Douglas Anderson Alumni
The Douglas Anderson Alumni Association, Inc., will hold a Scholarship
Fundraiser on Sunday, December 11th at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Peggy
Johnson, Valedictorian of the Class of 1959, D.A.s first graduating class.
The class of 1961 will also be honored for their 50th anniversary.
It will be held at Second Missionary Baptist Church. For more informa-
tion, call Samuel Davis at 318-8957.

Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20

Pastor Landon Williams

With church membership dwin-
dling and more families struggling
to afford the cost of college, many
private religiously-affiliated col-
leges and universities are slashing
tuition and offering incentives to
attract new students -- and to stay
Some Christian colleges are cut-
ting tuition by double-digit percent-
ages, while others are capping the
price of admission for all four years
or offering huge discounts based on
academic performance.
Brewton-Parker College, a 4-year
Bible study school in southeast
Georgia, cut its tuition by 22% to
$12,290 a year for the current
school year to "to offer a quality
Christian education to more stu-
dents." Enrollment has fallen to 778
students in recent years. The school
wouldn't say how high enrollment
was in the past, but things are look-
ing dire.
To afford the tuition cuts, the col-
lege has had to make sizable cost
cuts, including reducing its work-
week to four days from five in order
to save on operations and staffing.
"Brewton-Parker, like many other
Christian-affiliated schools, is pri-
vate and we have to have new stu-
dents coming in," college president
Mike Simoneaux said. "We recog-
nize that in order to stay competitive

we had to find ways to lower our
tuition and not our quality."
5 colleges slashing tuition
It's a trend seen among religious-
ly-affiliated colleges across the
nation, both big and small.
Duquesne University, the largest
Catholic university in Pennsylvania
with 5,858 undergraduates, is reduc-
ing tuition by 50% for students who
enroll in its School of Education in
2012. Seton Hall University, a 4-
year private Catholic school in
South Orange, N.J., is chopping
tuition by 61% for applicants who
meet certain academic qualifica-
tions. And Cabrini College, another
Catholic school in Pennsylvania,
plans to cut tuition by 12.5% next
year and cap it at that level through
Of the more than 1,600 small pri-
vate nonprofit institutions for higher
education in the United States
(which have an average enrollment
of 1,900 students), two-thirds have a
faith or religious affiliation, many of
which are linked to Christian
denominations. And while the econ-
omy is affecting most schools of this
size, faith-based institutions are in
the toughest spot.
By keeping tuition as low as pos-
sible -- with some schools reducing
the amount of financial aid they are
doling out at the same time to make

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Rydas 4 Righteousness Christian Motorcycle Ministry Jacksonville
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2012. This weekend includes a
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Bike Blessing. Please Contact Ruth-
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this possible -- these schools are
taking potential hits to profits as
they try to enroll more students, said
John Nelson, a managing director at
Moody's, which rates the credit
worthiness of universities.
The true cost of a
faith-based education
One of the biggest
issues facing these
schools is their value
proposition. Some
incoming students fear
their job and/or earn-
ing prospects will be
limited should they
graduate from a reli-
In order to appeal to
a wider group of stu-
dents, many of these institutions are
removing the "Christian" or "Bible"
from their names. Johnson Bible
College, in Knoxville, Tenn., for
example, changed its name to
"Johnson University" earlier this
year to "eliminate barriers that our
students and graduates often face,"
the college's president Gary
Weedman said in a statement on the
school's website.
Meanwhile, other schools are try-
ing to make it easier for students to
pursue lower-paying religiously-
affiliated vocations post-graduation
without being weighed down by stu-
dent loans.
Davis College, an evangelical
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Christian school founded in 1900,
said it recently reduced tuition for
the current year by up to 22% for
this reason.
"As a college of Bible and min-
istry, our niche is preparing students
for service vocations that are often
in the lower pay range," said Chief

Enrollment Officer Rick Cramer.
"We were disturbed to find that
some of our graduates were not
going directly into ministry simply
because they felt the need to pay off
their loans first."
Cramer said the tuition cut has
helped the school retain current stu-
dents. Now he's hoping it will sig-
nificantly boost enrollment -- and
help the school avoid the same fate
as other Bible colleges that have
been forced to close their doors.
"We need to attract more incom-
ing students into that ministry
development pipeline so that we can
continue to impact the world for
another 100 years," he said.
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Final services set for Derya A. Williams

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Edward Waters College in 1978
where Derya served as chief coun-
selor, psychology instructor and
dean of students until 1988.
Derya joined the staff of River
Region Human Services in 1982
where she served with integrity and
loyalty and ascended the ranks
from part-time residential therapist
to administrator with increasing
levels of responsibility. A creative
leader and inspiring motivator,
Derya was promoted to the position
of vice president of program devel-
opment in 2000 and has had held
the position of CEO and Executive
Director of River Region Human
Services since 2003.
Recognized as an authority in the
fields of HIV/AIDS and substance
prevention/intervention, she has
served at the local, state, and feder-
al levels. The late Mrs. Williams
was a founding member of the

Minority AIDS Coalition (MAC)
of Jacksonville and co-chairperson
of Ryan White Title I Mayor's
Health Planning Council and an
appointee to the Mayor's Mental
Health Task Force. She was
appointed to serve as a member of
Florida's Statewide Drug Policy
Advisory Council from February
2009 September 2011 by former
Governor Charlie Crist. Well-
known for her focus on quality of
life issues and community
improvement, Derya was actively
involved with various organiza-
tions including Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc., The Links,
Incorporated, and was a lifetime
member of the National Council of
Negro Women.
In addition, she was as a dedicat-
ed member of the United Methodist
Women and chancel choir at
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
where her husband has served as

pastor since 1995.
Derya leaves to mourn her pass-
ing, her husband, Reverend
Newton Williams; her children,
Moses and Rebecca Williams;
grandson Winston (son of Moses);
four sisters -- Henrietta Gray,
Carolyn Akpe, Cheryl English, and
Terita Moore (Willie); one brother
Dedrick English (Gwendolyn);
and a host of other family members
and friends. The family will
receive visitors at Ebenezar United
Methodist Church, 9114 Norfolk
Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32208
on Friday, December 2 from 6:00
p.m.-8:00 p.m.; services will be
held on Saturday, December 3 at
11:00 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church, 225 E. Duval
Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202;
A. B Coleman Mortuary, 5650
Moncrief Road, Jacksonville,
Florida 32209, is handling arrange-

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Your Health

& Your Wealth

3 Ways To Regain Control Of Both

Did you know that medical debt
is the #1 cause of bankruptcy and
homelessness in this country?
There are two major problems
that we all face in life: health
problems and financial problems,
and ironically, they often go hand
in hand.
One of the most common mis-
takes that people make is that they
assume that it cost more money to
eat healthy. On the surface this
may appear to be true, but when
you take into account the health
impacts of eating 'dead' processed
foods, the average family spends
or wastes almost $13,000 a year to
be sick.
The wasted expenses include
food, beverages, eating out, doc-
tor bills, missing work, OTC med-
ications, prescription medications,
hospital visits, surgeries, post-op
care. If you're diabetic that
$13,000 a year can escalate to
more than $20,000 a year. Now,
that may not seem like a lot of
money, but over a period of 20
years, the average diabetic may
spend anywhere from $250,000 to
$400,000 -- just to be diabetic!
Health insurance may cushion
some costs, but in the long run,
even people with excellent health-
care will feel the pinch -- due to
rising premium payments and
reduced coverage for certain med-
ications, surgeries, operations,
post-op care, etc.
The Connection
The first correlation to consider
is that both health and wealth can
be damaged by simply doing
nothing. What happens when you

neglect your health or your
wealth? Let s say you spend your
money with no regard for a budg-
et or your income-level. One day
you may wake up and realize that
you're deep in debt. Now, let's
apply that to health. What hap-
pens when you eat with no regard
for the effects on your body? One
day you may wake up and realize
that you're sick and overweight.
The good news is that when you
purposely begin to do the right
things in either area, you'll start to
see short-term and long-term ben-
Here are some principles for
improvement that apply to both
health and wealth:
First, evaluate your current
position. Regarding health, evalu-
ate your current eating and exer-
cise habits. What foods make up
your diet? Are you exercising reg-
ularly? Are you overweight?
Regarding wealth, evaluate your
current spending habits. Are you
spending more than you earn?
Where are you spending your
money? Are you in debt?
Second, educate yourself.
Learn what it takes to be healthy
from someone who is healthy or
overcame a health issue. Learn
what it takes to be wealthy from
someone who has achieved
Third, develop a plan. In the
area of health, set out a plan for
stepping out of those bad eating
and exercise habits. Some people
call this plan a diet, but you could
think of it as a health budget.
Continued on page 9

As the holiday season approach-
es, we think of celebrations with
family and friends, and of food!
Whether it is turkey and stufling,
ham, pumpkin pies, potato latkes or
Christmas cookies, food is an inte-
gral part of the holiday season.Yet
for millions of Americans who
worry about their weight, anticipat-
ing this myriad of delights creates
great anxiety.
How can I go to all of those parties
and not overeat?" or "Why do I get
through the whole evening without
cheating and then find myself
overeating at home?" are two of the
common concerns expressed by
dieters. While the ability to avoid
fattening foods often leads to feel-
ings of deprivation, indulging in
these forbidden foods usually leads
to feelings of guilt and weight gain,
which interfere with the joy of the
season. Here are five ways to enjoy
eating the season without worry:
1. End the deprivation
When you tell yourself that you
can't have certain foods because
they are "too fattening," you set
yourself up to overeat those very
foods. It is human nature to want
what we can't have. Eliminating
"forbidden" foods in order to lose
weight for the holidays frequently
leads to overeating at parties and
gatherings. By incorporating all
types of foods into your diet
throughout the year. you can avoid
the overeating and holiday weight
gain that results from deprivation.
2. Become an attuned eater
Attuned eaters use internal, phys-
ical cues to tell them when, what
and how much to eat. This way of
feeding yourself helps you to tune
into hunger and satiation, rather
than eating something just because
it's there. Becoming an attuned
eater allows you to feel in charge of
your eating when you are at holiday
parties and celebrations.

There are three steps to attuned
eating. First, learn to recognize
when you are physically
hungry. This requires .
lining into your ,
stomach and ,
noticing how
it feels. .
Next, iden- "
tify what
your body .
craves in i "1
response to
your physical
hunger. In order w
to match your
hunger with the blood
that will satisfy you, have a
variety of foods available and with-
hold judgments about what you are
supposed to eat. When you are at a
party, try to pick the food(s) that
comes closest to what your body
craves. Finally, pay attention to
your fullness in order to know how
much to eat. If you begin with a
sensation of physical hunger, you
will be able to identify a feeling of
satisfaction when you have eaten
enough. Honoring your hunger will
keep you eating the right amount
for your body and prevent weight
gain due to overeating.
3. Remind yourself that you can
have it later
Who says you can't make your
sweet potato time any time you
want? If you believe that you can-
not have a special holiday food for
another whole year. you are likely
to have it whether you are really in
the mood for it or not. Instead.
promise yourself that you can make
turkey and mashed potatoes any
time of year. and that special
desserts can be baked or bought
when you desire. Knowing that
these foods can be available to you
will reduce the need to eat some-
thing at a holiday celebration you
don't really want at that moment.

i -

4 -
Avoid becoming too hungry
It can be tempting to "save up"
your hunger for parties and special
events. However, when you go
without food for a long period of
time, you become ravenous. At this
stage of physical hunger, you are
likely to eat anything and every-
thing in sight, leading to that out of
control feeling and weight gain.
Instead, eat in accordance with
your physical hunger throughout
the day. If you want to ensure that
you have a good appetite when you
arrive at an event, try to eat enough
to take the edge off before you
leave home.
5. Stay compassionate with
Just about everyone overeats
sometime, especially during the
holiday season. If you yell at your-
self for your transgression, you are
likely to create anxiety, which fuels
overeating and weight gain. You
are also likely to fall into the trap of
telling yourself that you might as
well eat whatever you want right
now because as of tomorrow -or
next week or January 1 you will
have to restrict your eating. This

0 rude Ill
increase your sense of guilt
and feeling out of control, and guar-
antees that you will eat more food
than your body needs.
Instead, remain gentle with your-
self. Attuned eaters notice when
they feel too full, and then naturally
wait for their next sign of physical
hunger to eat again. Acknowledge
the discomfort you feel from
overeating, and promise yourself
that you will do your best to wait
for the next cue of internal hunger
to let you know that it is time.
Focus on family and friends,
rather than on food.Although food
is an integral part of holiday events,
the real purpose of getting together
is to celebrate with people who are
important to you. Eat for satiation
and pleasure, and then turn your
attention to connecting with others,
rather than continuing to eat. By
learning to feel in charge of your
eating, you can break the diet/binge
cycle and prevent weight gain from
holiday overeating. Instead, as you
greet the New Year. enjoy the sense
of calm and hope that comes with
this healthy attitude toward eating
and weight.




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Dwight Eubanks here
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health fair on Thursday, December
1st from 4-6 p.m. at the downtown
location, 525 W. Bay St. There will
be on the spot HIV and AIDS test-
ing. and special guest Dwight
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participates. For more information
call 356-1081 or visit www.amgup-

35th Annual Art &
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The Women's Board of Wolfson
Children's Hospital presents the
35th annual Art & Antiques Show,
December 1 4, 2011, at the Prime
F. Osborn III Convention Center,
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fifty
antique dealers and appraisers from
around the country will display
their collections. For more informa-
tion contact Faith Mercado at (904)

P.R.I.D.E. Book Club
The P.R.I.D.E December Book
Club Meeting will be on Friday,
December 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Come join host Vanessa Boyer to
discuss the book "The Immortal
Life of Henrietta Lacks" by
Rebecca Sklloot. For more infor-
mation call (904) 268-5944.

Ritz Jazz Jamm
The Ritz Theater present Jazz

Pianist Alez Bugnon, Saturday,
December 3rd for two shows (7
and 10 p.m.). Contact the box
office at 904.632.5555 or visit

Toastmasters Meeting
Join Toast of Jax Toastmasters,
Saturday, December 3rd to devel-
op both the skills and self confi-
dence necessary to get rid of your
speaking anxiety. Meetings are
every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
Ramada Inn, 1-295 and San Jose
Boulevard. For more information
email or call
(904) 707-7158.

Jville Stompers
Motorcycle Ride
The Jville Stompers Motorcycle
Riders Club is sponsoring a
fundraising event to help the non-
profit Hurting Families in Children
in Crisis, Inc. an organization that
supports low income families. The
line starts at Fela's Sports and Grill,
8132 Trout River Dr., Saturday,
December 3, 2011, 10:00 7:00
p.m., For more information contact
Linda Dayson (904) 755-9863.

Mayors Holiday
Senior Festival
Mayor Alvin Brown and the City
of Jacksonville present it's annual
Senior Holiday Festival, Saturday,
December 3rd, at the Prime
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John P. Kee in Concert
Gospel artist John P. Kee and the
New Life Choir will be in concert at
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist
Church, 1118 W. Beaver St on,
Saturday, December 3, 2011 at
6:00 p.m. The show will also fea-
ture Sunday's Best finalist,
Dontavies Boatwiright and Alicia
Robinson Cooper of the play
"Church Mess." For tickets, call
(904) 353.8829.

Jack & Jill Holiday
Join the local chapter of Jack and
Jill of America for the 1st annual
Holiday Affair with Santa with pro-
ceeds to benefit the Daniel
Foundation of Jacksonville. It will
be held on Sunday, December 4,
2011, 2 5 p.m., at The Garden
Club of Jacksonville, 1005
Riverside Avenue. There will be a
special guest performance by The
Jacksonville Children's Mass
Choir. To purchase tickets email or
call (904) 438-2806.

Tapas and Talk
J oin Empowering Resources, Inc.
for a night of socializing, network-
ing and information on their cause.
Enjoy drink specials, complimenta-
ry tapas and live music, Friday.

December 9, 2011, 4:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m. at the Suites, 4880 Big
Island Dr., (St. Johns Town Center).
For more information contact (904)
268-8287 or email enews@empow- or visit

Annual Children's
Christmas Party
The Children's Christmas Party of
Jacksonville will provide toys for
local children who otherwise might
not receive toys during the holiday
season, Saturday, December 10,
2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for
more details email christstmaspar-

Holiday Soul Concert
Former Temptations lead singer
Richard Street will headline the
"Holiday Soul" concert at the
Times Union Center on Sunday,
December 11, 2011. Also appear-
ing will be the Jacksonville Mass
Choir and Joy Dennis. For more
information contact Elgin Carelock
at (404) 993-7189 or email or ecare-

Raines '72
Christmas Party
The Raines Class of 1972 will
hold a Christmas Party on Friday,
December 16, 2011 at Carl's Place
on 8th and Main Street. For tickets,
or more information about Class of
1972 Reunion activities, call 764-

3292 or e-mail

Douglas Anderson
33rd Grand Reunion
Come celebrate the Douglas
Andersons 33rd Grand Reunion,
Friday, December 16, 2011, at the
Embassy Suites Hotel, 9300
Baymeadows Rd., 6:30 p.m. to
12:00 a.m. For tickets or more
information contact Samuel Davis
at (904) 318-8957 or email

Wicked from Broadway
After breaking box office records
and selling out in record time in
2009, "WICKED," Broadway's
biggest blockbuster will return to
Jacksonville at the Times-Union
Center's Moran Theater, 501 W.
State St., from January 4-22, 2012
for 24 performances. For tickets or
more information contact Sarah
Roy at (904) 632-3211.

Ringling Bros. Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum &
Bailey Circus will be in town
January 19 22, 2012, at the
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
Arena. For tickets call (904) 630-

Real Talk...Real
Change III: Youth
Rights Right Now!
Youth Real Talk conversation will

take place Thursday, January 26,
2012 from 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m., at
the Jacksonville Public Library,
303 N Laura St. The exchange will
deal with youth rights, issues in
health, justice, family, social, and
government arenas. For more infor-
mation contact the JPL at (904)

Ribault Class of '78
travels to Atlanta
Come join the Ribault High
School Class of 1978 as they pre-
pare to come together for the
Honda Battle Of The Bands at the
Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia,
Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 3:00
p.m. For more information on the
trip, call 410-9603 or email

Tyler Perry's New Play
Tyler Perry, has assembled an all-
new cast of performers "The Haves
and The Have Nots." The play
arrives at the Times-Union Center
Moran Theater, Wednesday,
February 1, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. For
tickets, call 353-3309.

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters will
bring their 2012 World Tour to
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial
Arena on Friday March 2, 2012, at
7:00 p.m. To purchase tickets visit or by phone
at (800) 745-3000 or email ccas-

Stanton Class of 1963 now meeting
New Stanton Sr. High School Class of 1963 will meet the third Sunday of
each month to prepare for their 50th class reunion in the year 2013. The
meetings will be held at the Highlands Branch Library, 1826 Dunn
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Your Health & Your Wealth: How to Regain Control of Both

continued from page 7
A budget is a plan for purposely
limiting some aspects of spending,
or in this case eating, so you will
have what you need or want for
another area. For example, you
could "pay yourself first" by eating
a large raw-vegetable salad at lunch
and dinner before eating any
cooked food. This ensures that you
re getting the most nutritious aspect
of your meal first and limits the
space available for less nutritious
In the area of wealth, set out a
plan for stepping out of those bad
spending habits. Some people call
this a budget, but you could think of
it as a money diet. Debt is the
the wealth equivalent of fat.
When you find yourself over-
weight, it basically means you have
been ingesting more calories than
your body has been able to expend
over a period of time. Debt, espe-
cially credit card debt, is the result
of spending more than you earn
over time. To "lose" debt, you must
either spend less than you earn,
increase your income, or both. To
"pay off' your fat, your caloric
intake must be less than your body
expends, you must increase your

activity through exercise, or both.
Principles To Improve Both
Once you've evaluated your posi-
tion and set out your plan, begin to
take the steps you've outlined.
Don't try to make all the changes
overnight, but be consistent and be
patient with yourself. For upgrad-
ing your health, you might first
choose to add more fruits and veg-
etables and replace those junk-food
snacks with fruit. After some suc-
cess in this area, proceed to your
next step, perhaps choosing an
exercise activity that you enjoy and
determining a timeslot that you can
maintain. For your financial situa-
tion, you might begin by curbing
those impulsive spending sprees
and refusing to go into debt over an
unnecessary purchase. Then, once
you've evaluated each category of
expenditure for potential money
savings, you can proceed to take the
steps you've found to reduce spend-
ing in those areas.
Next, ride the momentum and
continue to step to higher levels. As
you re consistent with the changes
you've determined to make, you'll
find new freedom, which will moti-
vate you to continue in your efforts.
As your health improves, those

tight clothes will loosen up and
you'll feel better. As your financial
situation improves, you'll begin to
feel less financial stress and those
debts will begin to disappear. You'll
find that you're able to spend
money on those smaller clothes
you'll need, now that, for example,
your entertainment and debt budget
categories aren't consuming more
than their fair shares of the cash.
Once you begin to gain control of
your health and wealth, you should
continue to revise your goals to
reach higher levels. For your health,

you could target new aspects of
your eating habits, like sugar con-
sumption, and begin to add
weightlifting to your exercise rou-
tine. For your finances, you could
begin to set up a contingency fund,
start college funds for your chil-
dren, and build your retirement
Take time regularly to manage
your health and your wealth. Once
you develop good habits and self-
control, maintenance will just be a
matter of choosing to be a good
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Blacks Lose Clout Politically in the South
Continued from front
politics is resegregating, with African Americans once again excluded
from power and representation. Black voters and elected officials have
less influence now than at any time since the civil rights era."
Prior to the 1994 elections, 99.5 percent of southern Black state legisla-
tors served in the majority party. Following the 2011 elections, that per-
centage has been dramatically reduced to 4.8 percent. Most Black state
legislators serving outside the South continue to be in the majority.
"In fact, more than 10 times as many black legislators outside the South
serve in the majority compared to their southern counterparts, 162 ver-
sus 15, or 54.4 percent versus 4.8 percent," the Joint Center report
found. "All Republican state legislative caucuses are predominantly
white, while an increasing number of southern Democratic state legisla-
tive caucuses are majority black."
Conservative Whites, now firmly in control of state governing bodies,
are exercising their political power.
"And since conservative whites control all the power in the region,
they are enacting legislation both neglectful of the needs of African
Americans and other communities of color (in health, in education, in
criminal justice policy) as well as outright hostile to them, as in the
assault on voting rights through photo identification laws and other
measures," the report states.
The erosion of Black political clout in state legislatures mirrors the
decline in Democratic power throughout the South, a shift that began
with the 1994 GOP landslide and became almost complete in the last
From the Post-Reconstruction Era following the Civil War to the
1990s, Republicans controlled only one state legislative body
-Tennessee in the South. During that period, Democrats were so anti-
Black that they were known as Dixiecrats.
"When southern Democrats in the Old South first engaged in diluting
black votes (i.e., splitting them among multiple districts), their aim was
to diminish black influence," the report explained. "However, as south-
ern whites began voting more Republican, the Democrats found them-
selves having to rely on black votes to remain in office, and growing
numbers of them accepted the goals of the civil rights movement and
became 'national' Democrats. Accordingly, the purpose of black vote
dilution evolved from thwarting black political aspirations to protecting
white Democrats and Democratic majorities."

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Woman Alleges 13-Year

Affair With Herman Cain

The GOP White House hopeful denies
the claim, but White says she has proof
by Joyce Jones
Like disgraced for-
mer Detroit mayor
Kwame Kilpatrick
before him, GOP presi-
dential candidate I
Herman Cain may find
his political future
derailed by a woman *
and phone records.
Ginger White, a
divorced mother of two
who lives in Georgia's ..'
DeKalb County, said in
an interview with Fox 5
Atlanta that she and
Cain began an affair in showed the two had exchanged
the 1990s that ended shortly before more than 60 phone calls and text
he announced his White House bid, messages, as well as two of Cain's
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution books that he'd inscribed for her.
reports. Cain later told Fox News that White
According to White, the two met had his number because he'd tried
in Louisville, Kentucky, when Cain to help her financially.
headed the National Restaurant White said in an interview with
Association and after drinks, he another Atlanta television station
invited her to his hotel room. She she did not come forward to hurt
also said that he would fly her to anyone but decided to do so
different cities where he had speak- because of leaks and "threats of
ing engagements. people coming out with their ver-
Describing the affair as "intrigu- sion, not that any version is very
ing," she said that, "It was fun. It pretty, but I thought that it was
was something that took me away important to at least come out with
from my humdrum life at the time my story and my side of the story."
and it was exciting." According to the Journal-
It was Cain himself who actually Constitution report, Cain's attor-
broke the news that White was ney's response to the allegation is
coming forward with claims of an that it should be handled privately.
affair during an interview on CNN "This is not an accusation of
Monday evening. He denied being harassment in the workplace this
anything other than a friend to the is not an accusation of an assault -
woman who reportedly has a histo- which are subject matters of legiti-
ry of financial troubles and was in mate inquiry to a political candi-
need of job advice, date," Wood said in a statement.
"It's going to be proved that it "Rather, this appears to be an accu-
was probably something else that station of private, alleged consensu-
was baseless and the court of public al conduct between adults, a subject
opinion does not consider that matter which is not a proper subject
when they want to pass that judg- of inquiry by the media or the pub-
ment," Cain told CNN's Wolf lie."
Blitzer. Cain, who has vowed to stay in
He also declared that she would the presidential race, has so far sur-
be unable to produce any evidence vived previous sexual harassment
of an affair, but White produced claims, but this latest revelation,
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Authorities have not released
any more details, except to say
hazing played a role.
Less than a week later, White, a
tenured professor, was fired by
FAMU President James Ammons.
"I walked into his office and he
said, 'Doc, I don't know any other
way to put it, this is it for you,"'
White recounted. "He said 'you can
resign or you can be terminated.'"
Ammons met earlier this week
with former Florida Attorney
General Bob Butterworth, who
was named last week to head a task
force investigating what led to
Champion's death.
"If some strong actions had been
taken, then Robert Champion may
be alive now," said White, who
was asked by the student's family
to speak at Wednesday's funeral
White, who was the lead drum
major as a student, said he fears the
tragedy could doom the showy
high-energy, high-stepping band
that has performed at Super Bowls,
the Grammys and presidential
inaugurations and in Paris on
France's 200th anniversary.
Since Champion's death, the
school has shuttered the marching
band and the rest of the music
department's performances.
Shutting it down was a meaning-
ful decision. White said. The band

would have been the first of the
Historically Black Colleges and
Universities to perform at
Carnegie Hall.
"That hurts," White said.
Hazing has a long history in
marching bands, particularly at
historically black colleges, where a
spot in the band is coveted for its
tradition and prominence.
FAMU has been at the center of
some of the worst cases. In 2001,
former band member Marcus
Parker suffered kidney damage
because of a beating with a paddle.
Three years earlier, Ivery Luckey, a
clarinet player, said he was pad-
dled around 300 times and had to
go to the hospital.
"It's a culture," White said. "Not
just a Florida A&M culture, a col-
lege phenomenon."
Champion's parents said their
son never spoke of hazing. Robert
Champion Sr. said he talked to his
son just a few days before his death
and everything was fine.
Hazing "needs to stop," said
Champion's mother, Pam, during a
news conference whose purpose
she said was "to put this out there
and let people know there has to be
a change."
Family attorney Christopher
Chestnut said from what they have
learned, hazing played a part in the
student's death.
The family hopes a lawsuit will


Julian White, former director of Florida A&M University's famed
Marching 100 band, speaks with his wife Dennine at his side during
a news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. White, who was fired by the
college following the death of drum major Robert Champion, said he
feels he was unfairly dismissed. Police suspect hazing contributed to
Champion's death, but have not released any more details. Locally, a
write in campaign to the FAMU President in support of White has
been launched and a prayer vigil has also been held for him.

lead to changes at FAMU and
prompt other hazing victims to
come forward, he said.
"We want to eradicate a culture
of hazing so this doesn't happen
again," said Chestnut. "Hazing is a
culture of, 'Don't ask, don't tell.'
The family's message today is:
'Please tell.'"
Champion fell in love with


music at about age 6 when he saw
a marching band at a parade in
downtown Atlanta.
"His experience in the band was,
in his words, great. Robert was
happy," his mother said. "He loved
the band and everything that went
with it. He loved performing. That
was his life. You couldn't take him
out of it."



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FOR THE WEEK OF Nov. 29 DEC. 5, 2011

WSSU Sports Photo
COOPER: Big running
back Nicholas Cooper (9)
will carry Winston-Salem
State's hopes of reaching
Div. II national semifinals.


SUPER REGION I Alabama State 30, Tuskegee 21
W-Salem State 35, California (Pa.) 28 Grambling State 36, Southern 12

Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18


FCS First Round
Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18
MEAC champion Norfolk State scored on its first play
from scrimmage but then surrendered 35 straight points on five
touchdown passes from freshman QB Taylor Heinicke to fall to
Old Dominion in a first round FCS playoff game in Norfolk, Va.
NSU QB Chris Walley hit Derrick Demps on a 96-yard pass
play to put the Spartans (9-3) on the board early. Old Dominion
would answer on the ensuing drive going 85 yards in seven plays
to tie the game at 7. An interception of a Walley first-quarter pass
led to the second TD for the Monarchs (10-2) to go up 14-7.
A second Walley interception at the end of the first quarter
led to ODU's third score, a 24-yard pass from Heinicke to put the
Monarchs up 21-7 early in the second quarter.
A blocked Ryan Estep field goal attempt led to ODU's
next score, a 2-yard Heinicke scoring toss midway thru the third
quarter. Their final TD came at the end of a 6-play, 69-yard drive
as Heinicke connected from 18 yards out.
NSU would add a fourth-quarter field goal by Erik Goldberg
and a Walley TD pass to Victor Hairston with 3:16 left.
Walley finished 28 of 43 for 363 passing yards with two TDs
and the two costly picks. He was sacked twice. The NSU rushing
attack was held to 43 yards on 28 carries.

NCAA Div. II 2nd Round
Super Region I
Winston-Salem State 35, California (Pa.) 28
Undefeated CIAA champ Winston-Salem State picked off
California (Pa.) QB Peter Lalich three times and converted those
turnovers into touchdowns to lead 35-14 and that lead stood up
as they held on to knock off the Vulcans (10-3).
The Rams (12-0), the No. 1 team in Super Region I, got
118 rushing yards and three touchdowns from star running back
Nicholas Cooper and two touchdown passes and 267 passing
yards from QB Kameron Smith (20-33-1) in the win, the first
for a CIAA school in the last ten trips to the playoffs.
But it was the defense that created the scoring opportunities
and stymied Cal when they mounted a late comeback.
WSSU's Jonathan Setzer got the first pick of Lalich deep
in Vulcan territory which led to Cooper's first TD, a 6-yard run
with 10.42 left in the first period. Cal would come back to score
two first-quarter TDs on long drives, the second after recovering a
Smith fumble, to go up 14-7. The Rams drove right back down the
field covering 83 yards in nine plays scoring on a 1-yard Cooper
run. The PAT was blocked leaving the Rams trailing 14-13.
Two plays after the kickoff, CJ Washington would step in
front of a Lalich pass to again put the Rams in business. Smith hit
Cedric Hickman at the end of the drive on a 6-yard scoring toss
to put the Rams up 21-14. Smith later hit Jamal Williams with
a 26-yard TD pass to give the Rams a 28-14 halftime lead.
After the break, WSSU linebacker Antonio Gates got into
the act, picking off Lalich and setting up Cooper's third TD on a
1-yard run. WSSU led 35-14 with 11:23 left in the third.
Cal scored on two Lalich passes late in the third quarter,
the second after another Smith fumble, to pull within 35-28 but
the Rams' defense did not allow any more points, stopping the
Vulcans on fourth down in WSSU territory and blocking a field
goal attempt in the fourth quarter.


Ray Green '79
George Pugh '89

Hampton Smith '93, 94,
95,96, 97
Mike White '04, 05, 06,

Marino Casem '74

Andy Hinson 77'
Sanders Shiver '88

Billy Joe '83-2D, 84,

Johnnie Walton '81
Waverly Tillar '06, '11


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5 1 5

3 2 8
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1 0 1

1 0 1

Eddie Robinson '73
Fred Freeman '85
Joe Taylor '92, 93
Rich Freeman '10
Clarence Thomas 79
Willard Bailey'84
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1 0 1

1 0 1

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Henry Lattimore '88
Rod Broadway '05, 06

4 3 4

Kenny Phillips'02, 04, 09 3

Doug Porter '82 1
Gerald Walker '85 1
Kent Schoolfield '98, 99, 01 3

Bill Davis '92
Darrell Asberry '07, 10
Willard Bailey '79, 80,
Joe Taylor '86, 90, 91

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Pete Richardson '88, 90, 91 3
Connell Maynor '11 1


Head Coach

2011 Overall:
2011 SIAC:
2011 BCSP Ranking:
All-Time vs. JCSU
Last Time vs. JCSU:
Pioneer Bowls:

Alma Mater: North Alabama ('94)
Vs. JCSU: 0-0
At Miles: 7-4, .636 (1st year)
Career Record: Same




JCSU 5-5
64......West Va. State......27 W
35 .........@ Brevard.......... 38 L
14 .......Virginia State.........7 W
7.......... @ Davidson......... 35 L
10... @ W-Salem State.... 28 L
36...........@ Shaw...........27W
26 ...... Virginia Union......19 W
15..@ Saint Augustine's.. 34 L
23....Fayetteville State .. 44 L
31 .........Livingstone ..........0 W

2011 Overall:
2011 CIAA South:
2011 BCSP Ranking:
All-Time vs. Miles:
Last Time vs. Miles:
Pioneer Bowls:

Alma Mater: Savannah State ('94)
Vs. MC: 0-0
At JCSU: 7-13, .350 (2nd year)
Career Record: Same

Head Coach

9 ........ Morehouse....... 47 L
13 ... Concordia-Selma.... 6W
20.... @ West Georgia.....23 L
27 ..... Albany State..... 34 L
20 ........ Benedict........ 14 W
19 ... @ Clark Atlanta..16 W
45 ... Kentucky State...24 W
37 ........... Lane.............3 W
9 ........@ Stillman. .......7W
25 ..... @ Tuskegee...... 27 L
20....... Albany State......17 W


WSSU advances in D2 playoffs

BCSP Editor
Second-year Winston-Salem State head
coach Connell Maynor said in August that
the goal for his 2011 Rams football team was
to go 15-0 and win the NCAA Div. II Football
So far the Rams are on track.
The undefeated Rams (12-0), the top ranked
team in black college football and the No. 1 team
in NCAA Div. II Super Region I, held off No.
5 California (Pa.) 35-28 (see related story) in a
second round playoff game Saturday to advance
to the region finals and national quarterfinals this
It had been 1993 since a CIAA team won
an NCAA Div. II playoff game a drought that
had reached nine games before the Rams ended
that drought on Saturday.
The Rams will now host New Haven (11-
1), the No. 2 team in the region, who advanced
with a 44-37 second round win over Kutztown.
The winner of WSSU/New Haven will face the
winner of the Delta State/North Greenville game
in the national semifinals.
Only four black college teams have reached
the Div. II semifinals since the NCAA went to
a playoff format to determine its champion in
1973 and all of the previous teams got that far
in eight (8)-team playoff fields.
The last black college team to reach the
national semifinals (Final Four) was the 1986
Central State team of head coach Billy Joe.
Joe's 1983 Marauders' team is also the only
black college squad to reach the championship
game losing to North Dakota State for the Div.
II title. The 1979 Alabama A&M
squad under head coach Ray Greene, then play-
ing out of the SIAC, made it to the semifinals as
did Winston-Salem State under then head coach
Bill Hayes, now the WSSU athletic director, in

1978. Grambling, under legendary head coach
Eddie Robinson, was the first to reach the
semifinals in the first year of the championship
playoffs, 1973.
New Haven, who was the top ranked team
in the region for much of the season, has a high-
powered offense that is equal to the Rams. UNH
averages 43.5 points per game while WSSU
averages 43.0.


With a win Saturday vs. New Ha-
^-^n ven, Winston-Salem State
and head coach Connell Maynor
S join this elite group.

1986 (8 teams in playoff field)
1983 (8)
1979 (8)
1978 (8)
1973 (8)

Head Coach
Billy Joe

Billy Joe

Ray Greene

Bill Hayes

Eddie Robinson

UNH Charger quarterback Ryan Osiecki has
thrown for 3,127 yards completing 67.3% of his
passes (208 of 309) with 35 touchdowns and just
10 interceptions. His favorite target, Josh Smart,
has 45 receptions for 467 yards and 2 TDs but
his most prolific receiver is Jason Thompson
who has 39 catches for 995 yards and 14 TDs.
Thompson had six receptions for 214 yards and
four TDs of 43, 5, 44 and 64 yards in Saturday's
win over Kutztown.
WSSU faced anotherprolific passer last week
in California's Peter Lalich. The Rams picked
him off three times in their victory Saturday.
The only other game on tap this weekend is
the 13th Pioneer Bowl in Columbus, Ga. pitting

BCSP Notes

Postseason MEAC football honors
Norfolk State quarterback Chris Walley and North Carolina A&T
State running back Mike Mayhew were selected as the Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference's (MEAC) Co-Offensive Players of the Year and
Bethune-Cookman lineman Ryan Davis earned the Defensive Player of
the Year honor, as voted on by the MEAC head football coaches and sports
information directors.
Greg McGhee of Howard earned the Rookie of the Year award and
Norfolk State lineman Blake Matthews was selected as the Offensive
Lineman of the Year.
Seven-year head coach Pete Adrian of Norfolk State was named the
Coach of the Year. Adrian led the Spartans to its first-ever MEAC football
title following a 9-2 overall finish and 7-1 mark in conference play. The
Spartans earned the MEAC's automatic berth to the FCS playoffs.
Mayhew led the MEAC in rushing with 231 carries for 1,120 yards
and nine touchdowns. Walley led the MEAC in total passing yards (2,309),
average yards per game (209.9), efficiency (148.5) and completions (211).
He also led the conference in total offense averaging 235 yards in 11
Davis led the MEAC in sacks (12.0) and tackles for loss (21.5) and
ranked in the top 10 nationally in both categories. McGhee led the Bison
and was third in the MEAC in total offense averaging 197.5 yards per game.
The rookie connected on 56-percent of his passes (182-321-5) with 1,784
total yards and 13 touchdowns in 11 starts. Matthews aided a powerful
Spartan offense that accounted for 4,319 total yards including 1,843 yards
on the ground.


Pioneer Bowl XIII
Johnson C. Smith vs. Miles in Columbus, GA 1p

New Haven vs. W-Salem State in W-Salem, NC 12n

Johnson C. Smith of the CIAA against SIAC
champion Miles in the only postseason bowl game
involving black college teams. Both teams were
selected by their respective conferences.
Miles completed perhaps its most successful season
ever under first-year head coach Reginald Ruffin.
The Golden Bears, who were 3-8 a year ago and
had only three winning seasons since 1963, won the
SIAC West Division with a 5-2 conference record
and then upset East division winner and defending
conference champion Albany State in the first-ever
SIAC Championship Game (20-17).
Miles is led by quarterback David Thomas
(165 passing yards per game, 11 TDs) and running
back Jordan Lewis (63 ypg., 7 TDs).
JCSU, in its second year under head coach
StevenAycock, finished 5-5 overall and in atie with
Fayetteville State behind Winston-Salem State in
the CIAA South Division with a 4-3 mark.
The Golden Bulls feature freshman quarter-
back Keahn Wallace, who led the CIAA in total
offense at 264.7 yards per game.
In its first year under returning head coach
Doug Williams. Grambling State is going back
to the SWAC Championship Game. The Tigers
defeated Southern 36-12 at Saturday's Bayou
Classic to claim the West Division title and spot
opposite East Division champ Alabama A&M in
the Dec. 10 title game at Legion Field in Birming-
ham, Al.

Davis McGhee Matthews

QB Chris Walley;, r-Sr., NSU; RB Isidore Jackson, r-So., B-CU; RB Mike Mayhew,
Sr., NC A&T; TE Lament Bryant, Sr., MSU; WR Willie Carter Sr., HOWARD; WR
- Xavier Boyce, r-Jr., NSU; OL Kendall Noble, r-Sr., NSU; OL Steven Robinson
r-Sr., FAMU; OL Corey Gwinner, r-Sr., HOWARD; OL- Blake Matthews, r-Sr., NSU;
C Shelly Anthony, r-So., FAMU
DL Ryan Davis, Sr., B-CU; DL Sackie Kerkulah, r-Sr., HOW; DL Josh Turner
r-Sr., NSU; DL Pat Washington, r-Sr., SCSU; LB Keith Pough, r-Jr., HOW; LB -
Corwin Hammond, r-Sr., NSU; LB Donovan Richard, r-Sr., SCSU; DB John Ojo,
Jr., FAMU; DB Micah Pellerin, Sr., HAMPTON; DB Justin Ferrell, Sr., NCA&T; DB
- Dominique Ellis, r-Sr., SCSU; P Branden Holdren, Jr., FAMU; P/K Ryan Estep,
r-Sr., NSU; RET Edmond Baker, r-Jr., FAMU

QB Greg McGhee, Fr., HOWARD; RB Asheton Jordan, Jr., SCSU; RB Travis
Davidson, Jr., MSU; TE Joe Hawkins, Jr., NSU; WR Wallace Miles, Sr., NCA&T;
WR Kevin Elliott, r-Sr., FAMU; OL Alex Harper, r-Sr., NC A&T; OL Terrance
Hackney, So., B-CU; OL Lawrence Brewer, Sr., MSU; OL Branden Curry, r-Sr.,
FAMU; C Natiel Curry, r-Sr., B-CU;
DL Joey Christine, Sr., NSU; DL Corey Berry, r-Sr., HOW; DL lan Davidson, Sr.,
HAM; DL- Zackary Stewart, Sr., Joey Christine, Sr., MSU; LB Reginald Sandilands,
Sr., B-CU; LB Delbert Tyler, So., HAM; LB Ryan Lewis, Sr., B-CU; DB Jean
Fanor, r-Sr., B-CU; DB- Devonte Reynolds, r-Sr., NSU; DB Christian Thompson,
Sr., SCSU; DB Lenny Kelly, Sr., HOW; P Jordan Stovall, Jr., HAM; PK Trevor
Scott, r-Sr., FAMU; RET Geovonie Irvine, r-Jr., NCCU

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Bowie State 0 0 3 1
Eliz. CityState 0 0 3 1
Virginia Union 1 0 4 2
Lincoln 0 0 4 3
Chowan 0 0 2 4
Virginia State 0 1 1 5
Winston-Salem State 0 0 4 0
Livingstone 0 0 3 0
Shaw 0 0 4 1
J.C. Smith 0 0 2 2
St. Augustine's 0 0 2 3
Fayetteville State 0 0 1 2
his career high will 36 points vs. Charleston, hitting 5
3-poinlors and dishing out six assists. Averaged 29.5
points in Iwo games with 9 assists.
ROOKIE Anthony Shelton, 6-1, Fr., G, FSU Scored
12 points, had 3 assists and 1 steal vs, Barton,
NEWCOMER JunlusChaney, 6-8, Jr., F, SHAW- In Iwo
games, Chaneyaveraged 15.5 points and rebounds. Had
16 polnls and 12 rebounds in OT win vs Eckerd.
COACH John Hill, Lincoln (Pa.) Reeled off three
straight wins and on a four-game win streak with a key
win over Bowie Slate in Milwaukee.

South Carolina State 0 0 4 2
Norfolk State 0 0 4 2
N.Carolina A&T 0 0 4 3
NC Central 0 0 3 3
Delaware State 0 0 2 3
Hampton 0 0 2 3
Howard 0 0 2 3
Bethune-Cookman 0 0 2 4
Savannah State 0 0 2 5
Coppin State 0 0 1 4
Md.-Eastern Shore 0 0 1 7
Morgan State 0 0 0 6
FloridaA&M 0 0 0 6
PLAYER Ray Willis, 6-6, Jr., G, NCCU Averaged 22.5
points,6.0 rebounds, 4.0assists, 2 0 blocksand 2.0steals
in pair of non-confoernce wins. Had 19 points, 9 rebounds
vs. Barber-Scotia, 26 points, 9 boards vs. Morris.
ROOKIE Tahj Tate, 6-4, Fr., G, DSU Back-to-back
double-digits with 18 vs. Phila. Bible and 17 vs.
DEFENSE- Kyle O'Qulnn, 6-10, Sr., C, NSU Back-to-
back double-doubles averaging 12 rebounds and 16.5
points in two games. Had 13 boards vs. Marquette, 11
rebounds, 5 blocks vs. Eastern Kentucky.

Fort Valley State 2 0 2 4
Kentucky State 3 1 3 1
Stillman 2 1 3 2
Albany State 2 1 2 4
Claflin 3 2 4 3
Clark Atlanta 1 1 2 2
Tuskegee 1 1 1 2
Benedict 1 1 1 3
Paine 1 2 1 2
LeMoyne-Owen 1 2 1 4
Morehouse 1 2 1 4
Miles 1 3 2 3
Lane 0 2 1 4
Marcus Goode,6-10, Jr.,C, BENEDICT-Avoilged
32.0 points and 16 5 inbounds in two wins Iallying
341poinlsand21 roboundsvs KoenuckySta. Also
averaged 25 blocks and 1.5 assists Also had a
win over Augusta Slate.
James Devlin, 6-1, Jr., G, PAINE Scored 11
points and had live assists and 2 rebounds in
win over Lane.

AlabamaA&M 0 0 2 2
Southern 0 0 2 4
PrairieViewA&M 0 0 2 5
Ark. Pine Bluff 0 0 1 4
Texas Southern 0 0 1 4
Miss. Valley St. 0 0 1 5
Jackson State 0 0 1 7
Alabama State 0 0 0 4
GramblingState 0 0 0 5
Alcom State 0 0 0 5
Chris Brand, 6-10, Jr., C, ALCORN STATE- Scored 16
points and pulled down 6 rebounds in 66-65 loss to San
Diego and had 10 points and 10 boards in 63-56 loss
to New Orleans AvnragItd 13 points and 8 rebounds
In two games

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Basketball Wives Preparing iNew Season With New Cast Members

The current Basketball Wives cast includes Royce Reed, Tami Roman, producer Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Richard Jefferson and
Lozada and Jennifer Williams. Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols
With Meeka Claxton gone, VH1 has added Nichols, who is not a basketball wife, but was days before their wedding.
two new ladies to the Miami cast of "Basketball once engaged to former New Jersey Nets star Filming is already underway for the new sea-
Wives." Richard Jefferson and was once a Nets dancer. son with Shaunie O'Neal, Evelyn Lozado,
Meet Kenya Bell (the woman who tried to cut Kenya is a former Miss Michigan USA winner Jennifer Williams, Tami Roman, Suzie Ketcham
hpr hnshand Charlie Bell of the Golden State and has two children, Casey and Charlie. and Royce Reed.

Warriors, with a box cutter)and Kesha Ni'Cole

Nichols' ex Jefferson broke up with her via e-mail

T-Boz Has Filed for Bankruptcy
TMZ is reporting that singer Tionne Watkins, a.k.a. T-
Boz of TLC, has filed for bankruptcy. /
According to does filed last month in U.S. Bankruptcy
Court, T-Boz owes creditors $768,642.99 mostly from
mortgages on her $1.2 million house, the website reports.
The documents also show she takes in $11,700 per
month in income, with monthly expenses totaling $8,821.
Although TLC had ten top ten singles, four number one singles, four
multi-platinum albums and four Grammy Awards, T-Boz only earns
$1,200/month in royalties, according to TMZ.
Detroit gaga over Aretha's old clothes
She shed the pounds, got a glam-
orous look and her career is still
evolving at her age.
Aretha Franklin's old clothes and
fur hats were a big draw over the
weekend during a sales event in
Livonia, Michigan. A beige cash-
mere hat with fur and matching
collar and cuffs worn by the singer
sold off for $400 during the sale,
which was held on Saturday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Although she had no direct connection to the event, people from sur-
rounding areas flocked to sales distributor Jill Pendergast to get a hold of
some of the singer's personal items.
"A lot of people found a lot of items," Pendergast said. "Somebody want-
ed T-shirts that had been stained up. Some people just came for blue jeans.
Some people were looking for just shoes.
"They just kept coming in and going out," she said.
According to the sales lady, the items were originally left in a storage sim-
ply because the diva no longer wanted to the clothes.

Jazz Jamm with Alex Bugnon 17 & 10 pm I $21 & $25

Amateur Night Auditions 15-6 pm




R.S.V.P. Holiday Musical Extravaganza I 7pm I $10

Museum Film Series: "When We Were Kings" I 11 am I $5

Lalah Hathaway in Concert 18 pm I $27.50

Kwanzaa Community Celebration 17 pm I FREE

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P. erry Ties to Drug Money

Shown above are youth in the How to Lead Your Ship Program at EWC, a stop on their college tour.

Jack & Jill Coordinates College Trip Tour

to Expose Kids to College Preparedness

As part of their 2011-2012 "How
to Lead Your Ship" student leader-
ship program, The Jacksonville
Chapter of Jack and Jill of America,
Inc. organized a local college trip
to the University of North Florida
and Edward Waters College during
the public school system's
Thanksgiving holiday to encourage
students to prepare for college.
The "How to Lead Your Ship"
program, which focuses on student
leadership and college preparation,
is in its third year and is being fund-
ed by the organization through a
grant. Students participating in the
tour began the day by attending an
interactive workshop entitled
"Choosing the Best College". The
workshop included a character-
building module, emphasizing
interpersonal skills and a detailed
discussion of the options that stu-
dents should consider when choos-
ing which college to attend. The
Jack and Jill chapter hopes to
improve college enrollment rates by
exposing underrepresented students

to the college environment, teach-
ing them about college require-
ments, and helping them to navi-
gate through the challenges
involved when applying to college.
Over 65 students have enrolled in
the program administered through
Andrew Jackson High School and
the Kappa League of Kappa Alpha
Psi Fraternity.
In addition to coordinating the
Local College Trip, the grant com-
mittee, headed by member Marti
Forchion Chapman, presented a
"Kickoff to College" in October
and will also coordinate a number
of additional workshops and other

activities for students in the pro-
Jack and Jill of America, Inc is a
national nonprofit African-
American organization of mothers
who nurture future leaders by
strengthening children ages 2-19
through chapter programming,
community service, legislative
advocacy, and philanthropic giving.
Founded in 1938, Jack and Jill of
America, Inc. has a membership
base of over 9,500 families and it is
the oldest and largest African-
American family organization in
the United States.

Registration Now Under
Way for Annual MLK Parade
The MLK Memorial Foundation is currently
accepting registrations for the 2012 parade. For the
first time ever there will be an entry fee for all non-
school participants in the MLK Holiday Parade.
Visit the website, or call 463-
2425 or 807-8358 for further details. for additional
details and registration.

by Alexis Stodghill
Tyler Perry is widely viewed as the
most powerful black figure in
Hollywood today, but few have
explored how exactly he achieved
his rapid rise and blockbuster suc-
cess. Now a man from Perry's past
has stepped forward claiming that
the writer-director-producer didn't
achieve his status alone. And that '
he didn't do it honestly. '. /
In his new memoir, Never Would \'.'. '.:
Have Made It: The Rise of Tyler .-' ..
Perry, the Most Powerful .*. I
Entertainer in Black America (And *,'. *
What It Really Took to Get Him *,', J I
There), Melvin Childs, a self- *'.* *:..'::;.::
described former radio executive, ...'*'*.
claims Perry's growth was signifi- Above, the popular Tyler Perry signs an autograph.
cantly dependent on his early Changed at Atlanta's House of ultimately, faith can make you
investment in him. Blues -- a turning point in the star's whole again."
How Perry became Hollywood's career. Those sold-out Childs might be in a good place
highest paid man shows led to Tyler now, but he acknowledges a fair
Childs also makes the .'.. Perry's first success- amount of resentment towards
shoc k i ng f S" '. tul national tour, Tyler Perry before reaching his cur-
char g e which were alleged- rent place of peace. On his website
that Perry \ ly also made possi- promoting the book, excerpts show
u se d \ ble through that Childs lamented feeling disre-
" r i s k y Childs' money garded by Perry for some time after
deals with and connections. having been his prime benefactor
drug dealers, Childs says he Childs writes in Never Would Have
couriers car- supported the Made It:
trying large \ then-strug- Was I just a promoter when you
bags of cash gling star by came to me for a loan because you
across the coun- o providing didn't have the money to pay you
try; backstabbing for Perry's cast? Was I just a promoter whei
and double-deal- \a basic liv- you called me to borrow money to
ing with corrupt i n g buy food or when I personally pai
promoters," plus \ '. expenses for the hotel you were living ii
other illicit means to at that while you were supposedly home
fund his early work eY time. less? Maybe I was and if that's the
according to the You case, then so be it. But guess what'
book's press release. will have to Regardless of what he wants to cal
Childs, who says he buy the book for your- me, I was there. And because I wa
has an eye for writing sYelf to figure out where the drug there, I also have a story to tell.
talent, alleges that he running and double-dealing come Whether it is a story fueled by
helped discover a then unknown in. Childs has certainly garnered revenge, or an earth-shattering
Perry. Childs invested in Perry by attention for himself with that sala- series of insights into the hidden
putting up the money for his pro- cious hook, yet claims that Never elements of Tyler Perry's mind
duction of I Know I've Been Would Have Made It is about "how, only time will tell.









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