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Miorehouse President to

step down after five years
SAfter a five-year term as president ofMorehouse
College, Robert M. Franklin is stepping down at
the close of the academic year on June 30.
Franklin plans to spend his time off as a scholar
in residence at Stanford University's Martin
Luther King Jr. Institute home for the civil
rights leader's Papers Project, as well as a broad
range of activities related to King's life, including the fight for African-
American freedom and global social justice struggles. Later, Franklin
plans to return to Morehouse as Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics.
In recognition of Franklin's service to the college, the Board of Trustees
voted to recognize him with the college's highest and most prestigious
rank: President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor.
In 2010, Morehouse College, a private liberal arts college for men, was
recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation by the
Washington Monthly.
Under Franklin's leadership, the college increased alumni giving from
17 percent to 36 percent, three times the national average, and received
over $60 million in federal grants. Franklin is credited for restoring con-
fidence in the college's mission, and the ideal to cultivate men of
Morehouse as "Renaissance men with social conscience and global per-
spective" who are, as any Morehouse grad can tell you, well-read, well-
spoken, well-traveled, well-dressed and well-balanced.

Black opera pioneer,

Camilla Williams, dies at 92
INDIANAPOLIS, In. Camilla Williams,
believed to be the first African-American woman
to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has
died. She was 92.
She died last Sunday at her home in Bloomington,
Indiana of complications from cancer, said Alain
Barker, a spokesman for the Indiana University
S Jacobs School of Music, where Williams was a
professor emeritus of voice.
Williams' debut with the New York City Opera on
May 15, 1946, was thought to make her the first
African-American woman to appear with a major
U.S. opera company and came nearly nine years before Marian Anderson
became the first African-American singer to appear at New York's more
prestigious Metropolitan Opera.
A lifetime member of the NAACP, she performed in her Virginia home-
town in 1963 to raise funds to free jailed civil rights demonstrators and
sang at the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C., immediately
before the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream"
speech. She also sang at King's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony the follow-
ing year. In 1950 she married Charles Beavers, a defense attorney whose
clients included civil rights icon Malcolm X. Beavers died in 1970. The
couple did not have children.
A memorial service has been scheduled at the First United Methodist
Church in Bloomington on Feb. 18.

President's old car on sale for $1 million
If you think the price for Obamacare is too high, wait until you see what
they want for the "Obamacar."
A car that once belonged to Barack Obama -- a 2005 Chrysler 300C --
is now on the auction block, and the minimum bid is $1 million.
The president put nearly 19,000 miles on it before trading it in for a
more fuel-efficient 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid.
Now, the current owner, Illinois resident Tim O'Boyle, is selling the
sedan on eBay and is hoping to hit the jackpot when the auction ends at
11:51 p.m. EST on Feb. 1.
The current Kelley Blue Book worth of the car is around $14,346, but says vehicles of this type and condition have sold for as much
as $19,142.
Still, $1 million is a steep price in any kind of economy and, so far, there
have been no bids, and some memorabilia experts don't expect any.

Ebony founder to be

honored with stamp

The U.S Postal Service's black heritage stamp
this year honors publisher John H. Johnson,
who created Ebony and Jet magazines.
A ceremony is planned Tuesday in Johnson's
hometown of Arkansas City, Ark., where he
lived until moving to Chicago with his family at
age 15.
He founded Johnson Publishing Co. with a
$500 loan, using his mother's furniture as col-
lateral. At the time, he was working as a clerk at a black-owned life insur-
ance company.
Johnson created Ebony in 1945 with a press run of 25,000 copies. At
the time of his death in 2005, at age 87, its circulation topped 1.6 million.
He founded Jet in 1951.
The stamp, featuring a photo of Johnson shot by photographer David
McCann, goes on sale Tuesday. Past honorees include U.S. Rep. Barbara
Jordan, singer Ella Fitzgerald, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood
Marshall, poet Langston Hughes and baseball player Jackie Robinson.



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Volume 25 No. 15 Jacksonville, Florida February 2-8, 2012

Courts Uphold


Redistricting Plan
P A federal appeals court has reject-
S. ed a challenge to Florida's
Amendment 6, added to the state
constitution by voters to curb ger-
rymandering of congressional dis-
tricts that historically have protect-
ed incumbents and provided an
advantage to the possibility of
electing under-represented minori-
ty candidates .
Cong. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-
Miami, and Jacksonville's own
Corrine Brown, argued that the
power to change congressional
redistricting rules resides solely
with the Legislature and not the
voters through a referendum. Their
lawsuit also claimed that the new
rules usurped the Legislature's
decision-making powers. A three-
judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit
Dr. Chester Aiken, Sandra Wayne Campbell (Bessie Smith storyteller), Nancy Lawrence (BCAL Board Court of Appeals rebuffed those
of Directors), Jaki Pilot (BCAL Board of Directors), Hannah Dixon BCAL Board of Directors), Monica claims.
Smiith (MC) and Mayoral Liasion Tony Hill at the Ritz Theater reception honoring Coleman. KFP photo "The lawmaking power in Florida
expressly includes the power of the
Jacksonville Honors the Legendary Bessie Coleman people to amend their constitution,
Nearly a century after her death, Bessie Coleman, the first Black pilot to hold an international license, was hon- and that is exactly what the people
ored with great fanfare here in the city of her death. Last weekend history lovers gathered in her honor at the for- did here in passing Amendment 6,"
mer site of the Paxon Air Field and at the Ritz Theater. The tributes throughout the weekend included the unveil- wrote U.S. Circuit Judge Stanley
ing of a bronze plaque of Bessie Coleman at Paxon School and a reception at the Ritz Theatre with a live the- Marcus in the 32-page opinion,
atrical production. Festivities concluded Saturday with a historical presentation at the original site of her funder- which affirmed a September ruling
al, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church where over 3,000 attended her final services in 1926. by a Miami federal judge.
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As the rate of obesity in the
African American community
soars to new heights, Black Girls
Run, a local running group, is dis-
pelling the myth about Black
women and exercise. Formed in
2009 by Toni Carey and Ashley
Hicks of Atlanta, Georgia, the non-
profit sporting organization has
spread throughout the country to 69
chapters in 29 states.
The Jacksonville chapter began in
2010 and has swelled to over 300
members. The ladies ranging in age
from 25-54 years of age, run
together twice weekly rain or shine
in locations throughout
Jacksonville. The group activities
include jogging, walking and
weight training.
The Jacksonville chapter was
founded by Kimberly Cooper
Mack and Nikki Bronner, both
lovers of running who wanted to
change their lifestyles to maintain a
healthy weight. Since they began,
they have shed close to 30 pounds.
Continued on page 3

Shown at the 10K Resolution Run 2012 in Orange Park, FL are Kimberly Cooper-Mack (BGR-Jax
Ambassador), Pamela Miller (BGR-Jax Ambassador), Latrece Bartley, Jacinta Walker, Pamela Thorbs,
Antionette Chapmon, Jequator Williams, Dr. Kennesha Bracely, Trinnett King, Sabrina Williams, Maleika
Lawson, Shelia Augusta, Daphne Coats, Sharlena Vaughn, Shanda Weeks and AnTrell Brown.

FAMU Cancels All Membership Intake and Summer Band Camp

TALLAHASSEE, Fl .- Florida
A&M University (FAMU)
President James Ammons has sus-
pended the induction, enrollment,
initiation, membership intake and
recruitment for all student clubs and
organizations until fall 2012. He
also cancelled the 2012 Summer
Band Camp.
"Our top priority is the health,
safety and well being of students,"
said Ammons. "We are convening
a panel of experts and outstanding
thinkers to provide advice and rec-
ommendations on the operation of
student organizations. Before we
enter into a new student intake
process, we should have the benefit
of the work coming from the com-
mittees and the investigations."
Ammons made the decision to

suspend intake and other member-
ship activities after discussions with
student leaders, advisors and other
university personnel.
"I totally support this effort," said
Breyon Love, president of FAMU
Student Government Association.
"This issue of hazing has had a far-
reaching impact on the university
and I believe that we need to pause
for a moment to make sure that all
of our students are ready to serious-
ly move in a direction which will
result in a complete culture change.
We want to make sure every student
knows about the personal responsi-
bility they have in making sure we
wipe out hazing on our campus."
According to Ammons, the tem-
porary suspension on initiation and
membership intake is effective as of

January 31, 2012. Ammons deliv-
ered the news at a mandatory cam-
pus wide forum on safety which
included a panel discussion by a
group of campus administrators
who focused on the assistance
available to the campus community
when safety issues arise and what
the reporting responsibilities are for
students, faculty and staff.
Any organization in violation of
the temporary suspension will be
suspended as a campus organiza-
tion in accordance with university
Ammons told the group he has
decided to cancel the band camp in
light of the on-going investigation
and the plans to convene a FAMU
Board of Trustees Anti-Hazing
Committee that will review how

FAMU will best govern band activ-
ities. Ammons said he would like
to give this panel, the board and the
administration the opportunity to do
a thorough review before reinstat-
ing any marching band programs.
"In no way have we terminated
our curriculum in music," said
Ammons. 'We have a group of tal-
ented music faculty who prepare
students for great careers in music
and other pursuits. We will continue
this very important academic pro-
gram for the benefit of any current
students or future students that
might choose to pursue this degree.
We have also continued our schol-
arship support of students who meet
the appropriate criteria and will
continue to do so, pending the
availability of funds."


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'Black Diamonds" Transforming African Economy

by Charlotte Young
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa
are some of the fastest growing in
the world. This year with a contin-
ued high demand for Africa's min-
erals and oil, the region will most
likely see a six percent growth in-
crease. While Africa

still have
a long way to go in terms of infra-
structure and wealth-building, many
others are reaping the benefits of ad-
ditional business and looking to
spend big. As Choice Okoro, a
Nigerian professional in her late 30s


tells Daily News, "The reality for
Africa is that we are the new breed."
Okoro, who has found her niche
in Nairobi, Kenya, enjoys strolling
through the local Westgage shop-
ping mall. She spends about R4000
a month on clothing and shoes, a
large amount to the many that still
live in extreme poverty in the area.
"My mother would not pay what
I pay for shoes," she admits. "At my
Sage, my mother had nine of us."
Okoro is one of the rising
number of "black diamonds,"
the name given to prosperous
African professionals by South
African retailers. She and the
many like her are the new target for
luxury brands such as Hugo Boss,
Prada and Louis Vuitton. "Luxury
goods are a status symbol for Nige-
rians," Edwards Efe said to the
Daily News.
And now, with fast-growing
economies, the luxuries Africans
used to buy abroad in Paris, London

From Resolutions to Reality:

Financial Planning in 2012

and the US are now available in
new, high-end malls and shopping
centers springing up across the con-
tinent. Efe takes his time shopping
in Swatch and Polo at The Palms,
one such shopping center in Lagos.
Even smaller West African coun-
tries, such as Senegal, enjoy the ac-
cessibility of luxury shopping. In
2010 the Sea Plaza mall opened
near the Radisson Blu hotel. Its
But what Africa's wealthy loves
to show off the most is cars. Every
day a growing number of Audis,
Mercedes-Benz cars and BMWs fill
the streets of large cities such as
Soweto and Lagos.
Building a presence in Africa is
still difficult for many companies,
as importing goods often causes
problems. But the top retailers know
that when the money starts rolling
in from the millions of Africans
looking to flaunt pricey, extravagant
accessories, the challenges are
worth it.

to include financial related goals.
For 2012, my family set two finan-
cial goals: to eliminate credit card
debt and meet with a financial spe-
cialist to review our plans for retire-
ment and college savings. I say
family because my husband and I felt
it was very important to include our
five and seven year old sons in the
process. They each established their
own financial goal my seven-year
old decided he would save money to
buy and care for a guinea pig (won-
In setting these goals, we made sure
they were realistic, specific and
measurable. This way, we remain
clear on what we are working to
achieve, and are committed to hold-
ing ourselves accountable as a shared
family responsibility.
As far as our credit card debt repay-
ment goal, we first determined how
much money in our budget we would
allocate towards repayment. For us,
this meant making a decision to
spend less in certain areas so we can
direct more funds toward debt repay-
ment. Then, we decided to use an on-
line tool to create a payment strategy
and timeline based on paying down
the highest balance, with the highest
interest rate, first. The tool also pro-
vided a chart where we can regularly
track and monitor our progress. This
is great because we have a visual rep-
resentation of how well we are doing.
Being able to see just how every dol-
lar makes a difference is extremely
In meeting with a financial special-
ist, we will work together to develop
a list of recommendations based on
our long-term financial goals and in
consideration of our current financial
picture. Once we have a plan, we will
then monitor our progress against the
plan throughout the year. This might
look like a simple spreadsheet where

by Michelle Thornhill
New Year resolutions can be diffi-
cult to make, and even harder to
keep. This year, as I made resolu-
tions around my health; spending
time with family and friends; and
spiritual growth, I also made a point

Obama Administration Expands

$10 billion of the $29 billion set
aside for the program has been spent
so far, said Timothy Massad, Assis-
tant Secretary for Financial Stability
at the Treasury Department. The ad-
ministration would not hazard a
guess at how many more borrowers
the expanded program would help.
Foreclosures: America's hardest hit
The changes in HAMP do not take
effect until the end of April, but a
Treasury spokeswoman said any
struggling homeowners should reach
out and seek foreclosure prevention
counseling immediately. That way,
they can learn their options, which
could include trying to hold on until
the new HAMP is ready.

by L. Christie
Obama administration is taking an-
other swing at improving its main
foreclosure prevention program.
The administration said it was ex-
panding eligibility for its Home Af-
fordable Modification Program,
known as HAMP, to borrowers with
higher debt loads and tripling the in-
centives it pays banks that reduce
principal on loans.
The administration also said it
would offer incentives to Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac to reduce principal
on loans. Previously, the government
had only offered incentives to private
lenders and banks. The program was
also extended to December 2013. It
was initially set to expire at the end
of this year.
Originally designed to help some 4
million mortgage borrowers when it
was first introduced in February,
2009, HAMP has helped fewer than
1 million homeowners.
With these changes, HAMP is
turning into an "all of the above strat-
egy to help responsible homeowners
lower their costs and stay in their
homes," said Gene Sperling, the Di-
rector of the National Economic
Council, who also took part in the
press conference.
Here's a rundown of the new
*Expansion of eligibility: HAMP
was designed to bring the debt ratio
of mortgage borrowers down to 31%
of their incomes. Those whose mort-
gage payments were already below
that level had been ineligible for a

modification. They may qualify now.
The new guidelines will allow for a
more flexible approach that takes
other debt into account when calcu-
lating debt-to-income ratios.
*Extension of eligibility to owners
of rentals properties: The old HAMP
rules applied solely to owner-occu-
pied homes but now those who own
rental properties may also qualify for
a HAMP modification.
*Triple balance-reduction incen-
tives: The new HAMP will pay be-
tween 18 cents and 63 cents for every
dollar that lenders take off the mort-
gage principal, up from between 6
cents and 21 cents.
*Pay Fannie and Freddie the same
incentives: Currently, Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac do not offer princi-
pal reduction plans as part of their
HAMP modifications. To encourage
this assistance, Treasury said it will
pay the same principal reduction in-
centives to Fannie Mae or Freddie
Mac if they allow services to forgive
principal in conjunction with a
HAMP modification.
While the new changes could
greatly expand the number of home-
owners that receive help from
HAMP, it could invite controversy.
Subsidizing real estate investors with
taxpayer money in a time of rising
rents doesn't makes much sense to
Anthony Sanders, a real estate pro-
fessor at George Mason University,
for example.
Yet, HUD Secretary Shaun Dono-
van said that it doesn't matter
whether the house next door to you
is occupied by a tenant or an owner.

"If the house goes vacant, the value
of your house goes down $5,000 or
$10,000 that day," he said. "These are
major problems for homeowners."
Following the press conference,
the Federal Housing Finance Agency,
which oversees Fannie and Freddie,
issued a statement that said it would
consider the changes to the HAMP
However, it noted that an analysis
it recently conducted found "that
principal forgiveness did not provide
benefits that were greater than prin-
cipal forbearance," signaling that the
housing authority may not support
reducing the principal on loans as a
way to help homeowners.
No new funds need be allocated for
HAMP's expansion. Since less than

Foreclosure Prevention

IlFpri i y / r'-uQil

we can create an action list based on
the plan objectives that serves as a
checklist to keep us on track.
I must admit, even though I work
in the financial services industry,
sometimes I feel overwhelmed when
it comes to financial management,
particularly in light of the current
economic state. This is why it is very
important to seek guidance from
someone trained in financial manage-
ment regardless of your profession,
stage in life or income-level. Some
people assume that you have to be
wealthy to meet with a financial spe-
cialist, but this isn't true. A great
place to start is visiting your local
bank and speaking with a banker.
They can provide basic guidance or
direct you to other resources.
I understand that finances are a pri-
vate matter for most, and so you
might be hesitant about speaking to a
"stranger" about your money. How-
ever, speaking with a professional
who can direct you on different fi-
nancial management strategies, tools
and resources can mean the differ-
ence between where you are today
and where you want to be in the fu-
ture. If you are not ready to speak
with someone professionally, take
advantage of the online resources
that are available. Many of them are
Wells Fargo also offers a number of
online tools and resources that will
help you with your financial goals in
2012. Whether its credit manage-
ment, retirement savings, wealth
building, or budgeting, visit Wells- for a wealth of financial
information that can definitely bring
you closer to realizing your goals.
Whatever you decide regarding
your financial goals, be sure to make
time to regularly review your plan
and track progress.
All the best in the New Year!

February 2-8,-201-M-.-P.rry's Fre-Press .a-8-e

Top 10 Most Disrespectful

Moments to the President

By Lauren Victoria Burke
Special to the NNPA from the
Washington Informer
It starts with the Superiority
Syndrome: People acting as if
they're more important than a U.S.
President when they clearly are
not. To fingers in the face. To peo-
ple questioning his already estab-
lished and proven citizenship.
The incidents of disrespect
towards President Obama continue.
When people criticize
Administration policy, that's just
politics. But several incidents
directed at this President appear to
find new lows. Of course, people
can disagree with the President.
But, why can't people respect the
Office of the Presidency?
The very public nature of disre-
spect towards President Obama is
noteworthy. Did Gov. Jan Brewer
(R-AZ) have to conduct business
with the President in front of
reporters? Would a visiting leader
from a foreign country be greeted
with a finger in his face by a
Governor? If not, why would it
happen to the leader of our own
country? Could a hockey goalie
have executed a quiet no-show for a
White House invitation honoring
his team?
It wasn't the end of the world
when Speaker John Boehner
refused the President's date to
speak to a joint session on jobs in
September 2011. And yes, the
White House picked that date to
steal attention from a GOP debate.
But like so many moments of disre-
spect towards the 44th President:
No one can find another example in
American history where a U.S.
President requested a date to
address Congress and was refused.
The fact that the list below can even
be compiled is telling.
1. The birther fiasco (2009-
2011). No evidence. No proof. No
documentation. But the story trav-
eled on for years. Yes, Hawaii is
part of the United States of
2. "You lie" (Sept. 2009). That
any individual no less a member
of Congress watching a U.S.
President during a joint session on
live national television is so
lacking in self control that this
moment was made possible is
incredible even in an age of inci-
vility. Remember this happened
only nine months into Obama's
presidency and is another "we can't
remember that ever happening ever
before" moment. Close your eyes
and pretend Rep. Maxine Waters
was Wilson doing this to President
Bush and image the reaction.
3. Signs of the Tea Party (July
2010) and Naked Racism (April
2011). Anyone remember
California GOP official Marilyn
Davenport's racist e-mail? Did

she ever resign for that? I remember
all the criticism of the NAACP -
particularly from Black
Republicans for their "Tea Party
resolution" of 2010. Where was that
indignation regarding what can be
viewed in this video? Click here.
4. Donald "unchecked ego"
Trump inflames birther fiasco,
media assists (April 2011). The
mouth of Donald Trump is a power-
ful thing when joined with a 24-
hour cable news cycle desperate for
viewers. That news organizations
invited Trump on the air unchal-
lenged with zero proof of what he
was saying speaks volumes on the
state of journalism. That Trump
was completely comfortable
demanding that a U.S. President
"show him his papers" displays a
new level of disrespect.
4 (tie). Deadbeat dad and prob-
able one-termer thinks his pres-
ence before the President actually
matters and needs to tell every-
one (Sept 2011). The disrespect
isn't that probable one term
Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL)
wouldn't attend the President's
Sept. 8 speech. The disrespect is
that Rep. Walsh actually believed
that everyone knowing he wasn't
attending was important. That he
needed to announce he would not
attend on national television, as if
anyone cared, was yet another delu-
sional superiority episode. That
proudly showing public disrespect
towards the President is a winning
strategy in some political circles
reveals a lot.
5. Newt Gingrich's "Kenyan
anti-colonial behavior" comment
(Sept 2010). Even Washington Post
columnist and conservative thinker
George Will slammed this attempt
to define the President as "foreign."
Never mind the facts: President
Obama wasn't reared by his father
in Kenya with whom he spent only
a month of his 50 years on this
earth. The strategy to define the
President as a "foreign" or "alien"
being was started by Sarah Palin in
6. One of the underlying prem-
ises of disrespect towards the
President is that he can be
ordered around and dictated to
like he's Tipi the laundry boy. The
presumption that a U.S. President
can be ordered around is a new phe-
nomenon that appears to have got-
ten underway around January 2009.
From big mouth Congressmen to
millionaires with nothing to do, you
name it they all inherently
believe they can order President
Obama around. At least Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu is an actual leader of
something. Regardless, read this
and ask yourself if you think this
would have happened to Presidents
Bush, Reagan or Clinton.

7. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
puts her finger in the President's
face (January 2012). The photo
speaks for itself. Of course there are
strong political disagreements
between President Obama and Gov.
Brewer. But is it just possible there
was a better time and place for this
conversation? Brewer said she felt
"a little threatened" by President
Obama. Please.
8. GOP House, prompted by
Tea Party refuses to raise debt
ceiling (Aug 2011). Sounds like
this was just hardball politics right?
Let's review the facts: The debt
ceiling had been raised 69 times
since 1962 without incident. Seven
times during Bush II and 18 times
during Reagan. Suddenly, with
President Obama, a shiny new
precedent is set with regard to rais-
ing the debt ceiling. Another never
before seen incident is born.
9. Senate Minority Leader
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Publicly Announces His Top
Political Priority (Dec 2010).
McConnell wants the President out
of office? No news there, but, wait,
there's more to it. "Our top political
priority over the next two years
should be to deny President Obama
a second term," Sen. McConnell
told the Heritage Foundation. Of
course the Senate Republican
Leader doesn't want the President
to be re-elected. But what's with the
public announcement? In July 2010
McConnell acknowledged his sin-
gle most important political goal:
President Obama being a one-term
President. Again: In public and on
national television.
10. Speaker Boehner refuses
speech date request (September
2011). No it is not the end of the
world. Of course, the White House
intentionally wanted to step on a
GOP debate that same night. But,
this is yet another first in American
history. Once again, no one can find
another instance where a President
of the United States requested a
date to address Congress and was

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Paxon Lady Eagles Honor Seniors
Paxon Senior High School recently honored the senior members of
its Girls Basketball Team. As seniors they witnessed the 'retiring of
their numbers" and all received basketballs signed by their team
mates. Shown above are seniors with their balls (L-R) seniors Shertia
Smith, Jordan Archibald, Briana Hughes and September Johnson.

Redistricting Plan
Continued from page 1
Amendment 6 passed with 62
percent of the vote in 2010.
Among other things, it requires
that the 27 U.S. House of
Representatives boundaries in
Florida be compact rather than
sprawling; that they not be drawn
to favor incumbents or political
parties; and that they not be

designed to shut racial or language
minorities out of the political
The Legislature still must draw
the 27 new districts, which it is
doing now. The Senate has passed
its version of the map and the
House is working on its blueprint.
The final plan must be cleared by
the U.S. Justice Department under
the Voting Rights Act and signed
by Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

Black Girls Run

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Members leave all excuses at home when it comes to their routine.
"The ladies that want to get fit will do what it takes to begin a fitness
regime and stay focused on the desired result," said member Adria Palmer
when asked how they handle hair care. "One funny remark we encounter
is we sometimes even hear what you running from?" she added.
To become a member of the club you have to sign-up on Facebook as a
group invite, once received, the site administrator will provide the candi-
date with the criteria to become a member.
The best advice Adria proposes for the first time runner is to "take it slow
and start out at a level that you feel comfortable with, pace yourself, run
first, jog then walk. You have to set your own pace."
The biggest goal of the organization is to promote healthy living and
healthy lifestyles. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of
African-American women are overweight. For more information on the
Jacksonville chapter of Black Girls Run Inc, contact Adria M. Palmer at
(210) 639-8003 or email

Elaine Spencer
Mayor Alvin Brown recently
announced key appointments to
positions throughout city govern-
ment including new directors for
the Information Technology and
Housing departments.
Elaine D. Spencer will serve the
city as the chief of Housing and
Community Development. She has
more than three decades of experi-
ence with U.S. Housing and Urban
Development including service as
the Jacksonville field office direc-
tor. Salary: $125,000.
Other offices include: Kelley
Boree will serve the city as the
director of parks and recreation, a
position she has been serving as an
acting director. Salary: $112,000;
Brian E. Clarke will serve the city
as the ombudsman. He is a Florida
Supreme Court Certified Circuit
Court mediator who has been help-
ing to settle civil court cases in
Duval County since 2008. Salary:
Twane Duckworth will serve the
city as the risk manager. He has
worked in the city's Office of
General Counsel since November
2009 and has prior experience
working in the District of
Columbia Office of Attorney
General and as a program analyst
for the U.S. Department of
Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
Salary: $115,999.

There are those who give back not just during the month of February, but every month.
McDonald's Annual 365Black Awards honors them. Those who, every day, continue to
make a difference in the community. Because no matter how much they have achieved, they
still find the time to give back. Read more about our honorees at 36, I .\I KCOITi.

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A wise man once said, "An idea
isn't responsible for the people who
believe it." The idea that the
Florida Department of Education
(FDOE) should rank public schools
in the state was a bad idea.
FDOE basically ranked schools
after dividing them into groups -
elementary, middle, high, and com-
bination (K-8).
So how do you evaluate more
than 3,000 public schools?
Each school was assigned a num-
ber according to how well students
perform on the state's FCAT stan-
dardized test.
Those folks who believe heavily
in "choice" will immediately attack
me saying that parents need to
know how these schools are ranked
- it's about accountability.
Well isn't that what those ridicu-
lous FCAT grades are about?
The state complicated the issue
even further by lumping all schools
together regardless of their status as
charters, magnets, or traditional
public schools. So basically,col-
lege preparatory schools like
Stanton and Paxon in Jacksonville
were ranked with neighborhood
schools like Andrew Jackson and

by George Curry
How can you tell when politi-
cians are lying? Answer: When
they moves their lips. Until now,
that had been considered a joke.
Today, however, that seems espe-
cially true when listening to
Republicans seeking their party's
presidential nomination.
Thanks to, spon-
sored by the Annenberg Public
Policy Center the University of
Pennsylvania; PolitiFact, the
Pulitzer-Prize winning site operat-
ed by the Tampa Bay Times and the
Washington Post's The Fact
Checker blog, it's easier to catch
politicians in lies. Here are some
notable examples:
"We're only inches away from no
longer being a free economy."
Mitt Romney, Republican
debate Jan. 7 in Manchester, N.H.
"...There's strong evidence
undercutting Romney's claim that
comes from, of all places, the con-
servative Heritage Foundation.
Heritage published an economic
freedom index for 2011 an
international ranking of nations
using a combination of 10 types of
statistics, covering business free-
dom, trade freedom, fiscal free-
dom, government spending, mone-
tary freedom, investment freedom,
financial freedom, property rights,
freedom from corruption and labor
freedom...The U.S. ranked ninth
out of 179 nations on the list, with
a score that placed it near the top of
the 'mostly free' category. The only
nations to be considered more
'free' than the U.S. were, in
descending order, Hong Kong,
Singapore, Australia, New Zealand,
Switzerland, Canada, Ireland, and
"If the results of this study -
which, we'll remind readers, was
produced by a staunchly conserva-
tive think tank suggest that the
U.S. is on the verge of socialism,

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That makes absolutely no sense
at all. It's not like anyone can
attend Stanton there are certain
academic standards students have
to meet before being accepted into
the school. A school like Jackson
simply accepts whoever walks in
the door.
It's probably no surprise to any-
one that the state's ranking shows a
higher ratio of magnet and charter
schools at the top. So why should
it be of no surprise? Well, both
charters and magnets have that
same or similar advantage that I
talked about with Stanton versus
Charter and magnet schools cater
to students interested in specialty
areas the arts, STEM (Science
Technology, Engineering and
Math), college prep, etc.
Often times these schools accept
students on an application basis,
which means they can turn away
students who won't be successful.
Again, normal Acme Elementary
School can't do that.
So how do you rank all elemen-
tary, middle, and high schools with-
out creating subcategories based on

then Lenin must be partying in his
mausoleum. "
"I was talking to a state official
the other day in Iowa that told me
that the state of owa is being fined
because they're not signing up
enough people on to the Medicaid
Rick Santorum, CNN debate
Jan. 19 in Charleston, S.C.
The FactChecker:.
"Santorum has made this puz-
zling comment before. ABC News
investigated and found there was
little to it. 'Iowa, like other states,
receives federal reimbursement for
the money it disburses in Medicaid
fees,' Huma Khan reported. 'There
is no quota system or target that the
state has to meet in order to be eli-
gible for federal money. The
amount of money that each state
receives is dependent on its econo-
my.' She quoted a state official as
saying that any reduction in pay-
ments 'is not a punishment. This is
a recognition that Iowa's economy
is improving relative to other
"Under Jimmy Carter, we had the
wrong laws, the wrong regulations,
the wrong leadership, and we killed
jobs. We had inflation. We went to
10.8 percent unemployment."
Gingrich, Charleston debate
The Fact Checker:
"Actually, unemployment
reached 10.8 percent during the
term of Gingrich's hero, Ronald
Reagan. The unemployment rate
did not get higher than 7.8 percent
under Carter."
"I could have stayed in Detroit
like [Romneys father] and gotten
pulled up in a car company. I went
off on my own. I didn't inherit
money from my parents. What I
have I earned, I worked hard, the
American way."
Romney, Charleston debate
The Fact Checker:
"No one questions that Romney
earned huge sums on his own he

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the type of schools? Shouldn't col-
lege prep schools be judged against
other academic magnets schools
versus being evaluated with tradi-
tional public schools?
How do you even begin to meas-
ure a "school of the arts" with nor-
mal public schools? The core cur-
riculum is the same, but learning
environment, overall school focus,
and student backgrounds are drasti-
cally different.
So how do you fairly rank the
schools? You don't! As the old
proverb says, "There is no right
way to do a wrong thing."
As I attempt to show some bal-
ance, proponents of therating sys-
tem say that the bottom line is
choice, and parents should have a
chance to send their children to
charter schools because they're
finding ways to be successful.
I have no issue with a parent
wanting to send their child to a
charter, magnet, or private school;
but let's be realistic about the fact
that these institutions are not creat-
ed equal,so they should not be eval-
uated as if they are equal.
Using the FCAT as the measur-
ing stick is certainly not valid.

is now worth an estimated $200
million or more but he has been
inconsistent in the past on the ques-
tion of his inheritance. He has said
he did inherit money but gave it
"In a 2006 interview with C-
SPAN, he said that 'I did inherit
some funds from my dad. But I
turned and gave that away to char-
ity. In this case Igave it to a school
which Brigham Young University
established in his honor, the
George W Romney School of
Public Management.'
"More recently, in an interview
with Reuters, he said: 'What I got
from my parents when they passed
away I gave away to charity and to
my kids.' Moreover, The Boston
Globe and the new book The Real
Romney have reported that he lived
off stock investments as a college
student and he received a loan from
his father to buy his first house. "
"Any child born prematurely,
according to the president, in his
own words, can be killed."
Rick Santorum in a speech
March 7 to the Iowa Faith and
Freedom Coalition.
"We researched Obama's posi-
tion on 'born alive' legislation
extensively during the presidential
campaign. Obama favors abortion
rights generally, and he opposed
the state version of Illinois' 'born
alive' measure as a state senator.
But he never said that premature
children, even those who survived
an abortion, could be killed. "
"More people have been put on
food stamps by Barack Obama than
any president in American history."
Newt Gingrich, Republican
debate Jan. 11 in Myrtle Beach,
"...Gingrich goes too far to say
Obama has put more on the rolls
than other presidents. We asked the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's

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UTORS: Lynn Jones, Charles Griggs, Camilla Thompson, Reginald Fullwood,
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'hyllis Mack, Tonya Austin, Carlottra Guyton, Brenda Burwell, Rhonda Silver,
own, Rahman Johnson, Headshots, William Jackson.

Andy Ford, President of the Florida
Education Association said, "It's
not that standardized test results
don't tell us anything. They're very
accurate measures of the size of the
houses near a given school and the
income levels of the people who
live in those houses."
He added, "Researchers have
told us for years even before we
started misusing FCAT that a
school's test scores can be predict-
ed with reasonable accuracy if one
knows the socioeconomic status of
its students."
FDOE should be very careful
when ranking schools especially
when they haven't gotten real input
from the school's districts or the
parents. The very "choice" that
proponents of this ranking system
could have a negative affect on
good schools.
If we are going to rate schools -
let's do it the right way.Plato may
have said it best, "A good decision
is based on knowledge and not on
Signing off from Tallahassee,
Reggie Fullwood

Food and Nutrition service for
month-by-month figures going
back to January 2001. And they
show that under President George
W. Bush the number of recipients
rose by nearly 14.7 million.,
Nothing before comes close to that.
And under Obama, the increase so
far has been 14.2 million. To be
exact, the program has so far grown
by 444,574 fewer recipients during
Obama's time in office than during
Don't believe every word that
leaves from a politician's lips.

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Know Before You Owe
By William Reed
Dez Bryant provides a good economic example of
what is happening to Blacks across America. In
heavy debt after leveraging his first-year salary to
pay for "bling-lifestyle" amenities, during the
National Football League (NFL) lockout, the 24-
year-old wide receiver had to turn to payday lenders
to help him keep up his game. Desmond Demond
"Dez" Bryant started spending on his salary as a NFL player for the Dallas
Cowboys when he was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
During the 18 months before Bryant signed with the Dallas Cowboys, he
bought at least seven men's watches and two more for women. He paid
$65,500 for a diamond cross made of white gold and $60,000 for a custom
charm. He ordered a set of dog tags made of white gold and diamonds, and
all sorts of other rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces in various shades
of gold. Bryant got it all through a line of credit with the understanding that
he'd settle up once he signed the pro contract that paid him $8.5 million.
While we hold them out to be "successful", most people don't know that
a third of NFL players live paycheck to paycheck. Or, that by the time NFL
players have been retired for two years, 78 percent have gone bankrupt or
are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce. Within five
years of retirement, 60 percent of former NFL players are broke.
We all don't have to be buying gold grills; but Bryant shows how cash
and credit poses problems for not only rich Black athletes but, normal folks
in the hood as well. More people are using payday lenders to secure essen-
tials critical to daily life, and pay for medical emergencies, tuition fees and
house bills that include water and electricity. There are more payday lend-
ing stores than McDonald's and Starbucks combined. Payday lending has
grown into a $40 billion industry.
The popularity of the short-term loan product has grown significantly
since the early 1990s. America has 23,000 payday loan stores and there
seems to be an increasing demand for them. Nearly 20 million Americans
use payday lenders that charge, on average, $16 for a $100 two-week loan.
If you have a job, it's easy to get one of these high-interest loans. No
credit check, car title or other collateral is needed. All you generally need
is some proof you have a steady job, a driver's license and a checking
account. Usually, you're asked to write a post-dated personal check
payable to the lender for the amount you want to borrow, plus a fee. You
either repay the loan before your next payday or the lender cashes your
Prudent thinking is recommended before you sign up for a "payday" type
of loan. If you're having trouble paying the rent, mortgage payment or
other monthly bills, talk to current creditors to develop a new payment
plan. If you must pursue a payday loan; shop several lenders, find the best
loan, then read the loan application/contract carefully and correct any
errors. Never make inaccurate statements about your financial condition.
Walk away from any lender who offers to falsify information or asks you
to sign a loan application where spaces have been left blank. Understand
what you sign be sure that the terms of the loan as written in your con-
tract match what the lender has told you.
On the other hand, it would be wise to look at opportunities to participate
in ownership and the profits of payday loan stores and kiosk locations.
Half of America's payday loan stores are owned by independent entrepre-
neurs who put together approximately $25,000 to open their store. Payday
operators can expect to break even in 15 months if they are able to plan and
pay out $8,000 a month to pay rent, utilities, one to two employees, sig-
nage, advertising, payroll taxes, software, computers, and office supplies
and are able to build up to a portfolio of $60,000 in loans.
(William Reed is president of the Business Exchange Network and avail-
able for speaking/seminar projects via the

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Greater Macedonia Baptist Church to
Celebrate Pastors 36th Anniversary
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church will celebrate the 36th Anniversary
Celebration of Dr. Landon Williams Sr. February 12th & February 19,
2012. The Special Anniversary Worship Service on Sunday February 12,
2012 at 4 p.m. will feature spoken word by Bishop Virgil Jones of
Philippian Community Church. The guest churches are Mt. Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Robert Herring and Mt. Vernon
Baptist Church, Pastor Kelly Brown. On Sunday February 19th at 4 p.m.,
the spoken word will be given by Dr. John Guns of St. Paul Missionary
Baptist Church. Guest churches are First Missionary Baptist Church of
Jacksonville Beach, New Jerusalem Baptist Church and Springhill
Missionary Baptist Church. All services will be held at Greater Macedonia
Baptist Church 1880 W. Edgewood Ave.
For more information please contact the Church at 764-9257.

CFIGC Refreshing
Women Push TV Ministry
CFIGC Refreshing Women/Push TV Ministry will present their Annual
Brunch/Luncheon on Saturday February 18, 2012 at St. Matthews
Lutheran Church Auditorium, located at 6801 Merrill Rd. Jacksonville,
Florida, from 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. From more information call 220-6400.

Football Trivia Event Designed to
Help Men Fight Prostate Cancer
You've always been the guy who won the football trivia contests. Your
depth of knowledge goes back to the days before Broadway Joe and you
can quote every coach's motivational speech back to 1959. Now St.
Vincent's HealthCare and The Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center are giv-
ing you the chance to show your football trivia knowledge in the Know
Your Stats about Prostate Cancer event.
Know Your Stats will feature food, trivia fun and prizes for the top three
teams, as well as the chance to learn about some new numbers those
associated with prostate cancer. This free event will be the evening of
February 2, 2012 at Season's 52 located at 5096 Big Island Drive in St.
John's Town Center. Check-in is at 5:30p.m. with the festivities slated for
6 to 8p.m. Bring your buddies so you can have the winning football triv-
ia team. All guests will receive a gift bag with vital health information and
Call 308-6155 to register today or visit

Seeking the lost for Christ
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Pastor Landon Williams

Disciples of Christ Night of Release
Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship will be having a Night of
Releasing service on Friday February 3rd at 7 p.m. If you need to release
something in your life this is a service that you do not want to miss. Dr.
Robert Le Count, Jr. is Pastor. The church is located at 2061 Edgewood
Ave. W. Jacksonville, Fl. 32208 For more information call the church at
765-5683 or email:

African American Brunch at Mt. Lebanon
Mt. Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Annual African
American Brunch on Saturday, February 18th from 10 a.m. noon. The
luncheon will include fellowship, poetry, music, theatre and African cui-
sine. The speaker for the event will be Vanessa Richmond. The church is
located at 9319 Ridge Blvd 32208. For more information email

Bishop Hall's Birthday Celebration
Bishop Lorenzo Hall Sr.of El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church will have a
Birthday Dinner Celebration featuring Attorney Rhonda People Waters,
Sunday, February 26th at 3 p.m. The church is located at 723 West 4th
Street. For questions or more information, contact Bro. Jerry Urso 982-
7722, Sis.Carla Page 904-353-4434.

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.
NOTICE: Church news is pub-
lished free of charge. Information
must be received in the Free Press
offices no later than Monday, at 5
p.m. of the week you want it to run.
Information received prior to the
event date will be printed on a space
available basis until the date. Fax e-
mail to 765-3803 or e-mail to

Family and Friends at Greater Grant
Greater Grant AME Church will celebrate Family & Friends Day on
Sunday, February 26, 2012. Activities will be held throughout the month
including Movie Night on Feb. 3rd, a Youth Revue on Feb. llth and a
Carnival on Feb. 25th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Greater Grant is located at
5533 Gilchrest Road. For more information, call 764-5992.

BCU Leadership Breakfast
The Duval/Nassau Alumni Chapter of B-CU will be hosting its annual Dr.
Mary McLeod Bethune Community Leadership Breakfast at The Crown
Plaza Jacksonville airport on February 25, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. The theme is
"Enter to Learn and Depart to Serve".
The funds raised from this event will support ongoing scholarship oppor-
tunities for Duval/Nassau High School seniors and daily operations of the
college. Duval/Nassau Alumni Chapter offers graduating High School sen-
iors an opportunity to receive funds for assistance with textbooks.
The Duval/Nassau Alumni Chapter will also be having their monthly
Alumni Meeting at Bono's BBQ 5903 Norwood Avenue at 6 PM It will
be every First Thursday unless otherwise specified.
For more information visit or
call us @ 904.307.8492 or 904.610.3412.

Cycle Ministry Seeks Participation
Rydas 4 Righteousness Christian Motorcycle Ministry Jacksonville
Chapter teamed up with Colon Cancer Alliance to bring awareness by host-
ing a Colon Cancer Charity Event Weekend. March 23, 2012 March 25,
2012. This weekend includes a Charity Walk, Motorcycle Ride and Bike
Blessing. Please Contact Ruth-President of Rydas 4 Righteousness Jax at
674-433 or

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464

Weekly Services

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Wednesday Noon Service

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Florida's Black Voters Go Unnoticed for Now

by Denise Stewart, BAW
Less than 2 percent of the regis-
tered Republican voters in Florida
are African-American, so you won't
see many blacks going to the polls
today in that state's presidential pri-
mary, political observers say.
But while black voters are not
expected to make a difference in the
January primary, Republican candi-
dates know blacks will impact the
vote in November, so they are steer-
ing clear of speech and commer-
cials that would put them directly
put them at odds, said James Taylor,
a political science professor at the
University of San Francisco.
"Since 2000, Florida has been a
gathering place for politicians in the
race for president," Taylor said.
"Florida's population is more
diverse than any other state in these
first four primaries. The
Republicans don't want to offend
anyone with overt racial remarks."
In November, 25 electoral votes
for the state of Florida will be on
the line, and in most recent elec-
tions, the line has been pretty nar-
row between Republican and
Democratic margins. In 2008, then-
Sen. Barack Obama edged out GOP

presidential candidate Arizona Sen.
John McCain to claim Florida.
"There are 4 million registered
Republicans and 4.5 million regis-
tered Democrats in Florida," said
Dr. Marcella Washington, a politi-
cal science professor at Florida
State College at Jacksonville. "We
know that in a general election, they
don't necessarily vote along party
Washington said the candidates in
the Republican primary have been
paying much more attention to
Hispanic voters.
"According to the Florida
Division of Elections, there are
452,000 Hispanic voters,"
Washington told "A large
number of Cuban-Americans -
some 200,000 tend to vote
Taylor said both Republican
nominees Mitt Romney and Newt
Gingrich would have a difficult
time swaying black voters from
President Barack Obama and the
Democratic Party in November.
Romney will have difficulty
because he does not appear to be
connected to black voters. And

while in Florida, Gingrich has not
made some of the same racially
tinged comments that he did cam-
paigning in South Carolina, but he
still has a reputation for making
racial attacks, Taylor said.
Washington predicts that Romney
will maintain his lead in the polls
and go on to win the Florida
Republican primary.
"We have two different Floridas
when it comes to voting,"
Washington said. "North Florida
and the Panhandle will go for
Gingrich, but in most of the state,
Romney will pull the majority of
Republican voters," she said.
Florida has a closed primary, so
voters must declare their party affil-
iation before voting.
"You must register your party
affiliation 29 days before the elec-
tion," she said. You can't simply
walk up and declare yourself a
Republican or Democrat on voting
day, she said.
Both Romney and Gingrich were
crisscrossing Florida on Monday in
the final hours before the start of
voting in the pivotal primary.
Speaking in Dunedin, Romney
said, "With a turnout like this, I'm
beginning to feel we might win

Gingrich, who pulled a surprise
victory in the most recent primary
race in South Carolina, acknowl-
edged Monday that some of his
momentum was dwindling in
But in a television interview, he
said, "He can bury me for a very
short amount of time with four or
five or six times as much money. In
the long run, the Republican Party
is not going to nominate ... a liberal
A big turnout is expected for the
primary, with estimates as high as 2
million. Already, more than
605,000 people have cast their bal-
lots in early voting, according to
state election officials.
Any person who wants to claim
the Republican nomination for
president has to win in the solid
South, Taylor said.
"Gingrich has already won South
Carolina, but I don't think he'll win
in Florida," he said. But the former
speaker of the house may have a
stronger chance at winning primar-
ies in state that have demographics
similar to South Carolina such as
Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama,
he said.

While caregiving can be hard
work, it also can be filled with
much delight and satisfaction.
Whether you're looking for more
balance in your life and caregiving
role, or you're in search of commu-
nity resources that can help, you'll
find it all at the "Caring for the
Caregiver" workshop on Saturday,
February 25, 2012.
At the workshop, you'll hear from
professional speakers on a variety
of caregiving topics. You'll also
meet fellow caregivers who share
your joys and challenges, and with
whom you can share stories and
build friendships.
Along with a complimentary
breakfast and lunch, you'll hear
presentations covering topics such

Preparing Yourself Legally for
Managing the Challenging
Behaviors of Dementia Patients
Preservation of Assets
Medicare and Medicaid 101
"Caring for the Caregiver" will
take place at the Legends Center,
5130 Soutel Drive, on
Jacksonville's Northside.
Registration is at 8:30 a.m., and the
program begins at 9 a.m., conclud-
ing at approximately 3 p.m. The
workshop is free and open to the
To RSVP or to request free care
for your loved one during the work-
shop, please call 904.807.1287 by
February 21.

Shannon Lanier poses at the Smithsonian's National Museum of
American History in Washington, the new exhibit: "Slavery at
Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty". Lanier is a descendant of
Thomas Jefferson's slave Sally Hemings.
New National Exhibit Probes

Jefferson's Slave Ownership

by B. Zongker
Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men
are created equal" to declare U.S.
independence from Britain, yet he
was also a lifelong slave owner
who freed only nine of his more
than 600 slaves during his lifetime.
That contradiction between ideals
and reality is at the center of a new
exhibit opening Friday as the
Smithsonian Institution continues
developing a national black history
museum. It offers a look at
Jefferson's Monticello plantation in
Virginia through the lives of six
slave families and artifacts
unearthed from where they lived.
The exhibit, "Slavery at Jefferson's
Monticello: Paradox of Liberty,"
was developed with Monticello and
will be on view at the National
Museum of American History
through mid-October. It includes a
look at the family of Sally
Hemings, a slave. Most historians
now believe she had an intimate
relationship with the third president
and that he fathered her children.
Museum Director Lonnie Bunch
said his staff can test ideas by build-

ing exhibits before the National
Museum of African American
History and Culture is finished.
It will be the first museum added
to the Mall since 2004. A ground-
breaking is planned for Feb. 22, and
it's scheduled to open in 2015 near
the Washington Monument.
Bunch said museum officials want
to see how the public responds to
subjects, such as slavery, as they try
to present history for the widest
possible audience.
Slavery, he said, is still the "last
great unmentionable" in public dis-
course but central in shaping
American history.
"This is a story we know we have
to tell, and this is a story we know
is going to be difficult and going to
be challenging, but this new muse-
um has to tell the story," he said. "In
many ways, the Smithsonian is the
great legitimizer, so if we can wres-
tle with slavery and Jefferson, other
people can."
A portion of the exhibit devoted to
the Hemings-Jefferson story marks
the first time the subject has been
presented on the National Mall.

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Reclaiming Young
Black Males
Gerard Robinson, Education
Commissioner, with the Florida
Department of Education will be
the Keynote Speaker for the 2012
Urban Education Symposium 4:
Reclaiming Young Black Males for
Jacksonville's Future, Saturday,
February 4th at 7:30 a.m.,
Jacksonville Main Library. For
additional information, call 766-
6553 or email

Free Heath Fair
The Foundation Academy and
H.E.R.O.E.S. scholarships wil pres-
ent a Free Community Health Fair,
Saturday, February 4th from 9-11
a.m., 3675 San Pablo Rd. The fair
will include a blood drive, health
screenings, fire safety, life-insur-
ance options, scholarship screen-
ings, activities, giveaways, free
food, and gift bags to all partici-
pants. For more information contact
Maro Trendel at 207-8819.

Ritz Jazz Jamm
Enjoy the Ritz Jazz Jamm with
Soulful Night of Keys featuring
Lonnie Liston Smith, Brian
Jackson, and Mark Adams,
Saturday, February 4th for two
shows at 7 and 10 p.m. For tickets
call 632-5555.

Battle of the Bands
The Band Booster Association of
Raines High School is preparing for
their 3rd annual "Battle of the
Beats" drum line competition. It

February 2-8. 2012

will take place Saturday, February Tickets are now on sale for the Wayne, A.J. and K. Webb will bring Saturday, February 18th at 8 p.m. call 633-6110 or visit www.ticktet-
4th at 3 p.m. in the Raines High Carpe Circa "SEIZE THE DATE" a night of rated PG comedy, at the Florida Theater. For tickets
School Gymnasium, 3663 Raines Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction Saturday, February 11th at 7 p.m. visit or call
Avenue. For more information, hosted by the Jacksonville Women at the Times Union Center for (904) 355-2787. We Remember Raines
contact KuRonde' Washington Lawyers Association (JWLA). The Performance Arts. For more infor- Doy
(904) 924-3049 ext. 199 or visit event will take place on February mation call 633-6110. Museum and a Movie Documentary Premiere 9, 2012 at The River Club. The Museum presents the The premiere of the documentary
The Ritz Museum presents the R e ,"
or email,. Bachelor and Bachelorettes will be P.R.I.D.E. Book Club movie "On the Shoulder of Giants" We Remember Raines," An All
single local attorneys. For more American High school story, will be
single local attorneys. For more The next P.R.I.D.E. Book Club Saturday, February 18th at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th at 7
Kick Off T Kill a information, contact Christa meeting will be held, Saturday, The feature-length documentary p.m., in the Raines Auditorium.The
r, bBt,:, n ;, D, Figgins at 356-8371, ext. 316. pi.hrirv 11th at n m-n t thp h.nnnrc a rn f cnrt nir n ...r

IVIoru ct Ingu J u J.g ixtau
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
will hold a kick-off event, Saturday,
February 4, 2012 for the Big Read
/ To Kill a Mockingbird, February
4th March 4th, 2012. The reading
event will offer an array of creative
and unique activities including
book readings, panel discussions,
southern food tasting, prize give-
aways, gospel music, courtroom
tours, and film screenings. For
more information call Sherlene
Floyd at (904) 765-7372 or visit

Mayor's Business
Come attend Mayor Alvin Browns
Business Builder, Tuesday,
February 7th, 11 a.m., at the Prime
Osbom Convention Center. This
program is designed to help small
business gain a deeper understand-
ing of what it takes to succeed and
connect entrepreneurs with capital
and credit. Enrollment is free, reg-
istration is required. Visit or call 630-CITY.

"Seize the Date" Single
Lawyer Auction

State Park Celebrates
Black History Month
Fort Mose Historic State Park will
celebrate the first legally sanc-
tioned, free black settlement in the
United States during its annual liv-
ing history event, Flight to
Freedom, on Saturday, February
11th from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., 15 Fort
Mose Trail, St. Augustine, Florida.
For more information contact Terri
Newmans, Park Service Specialist,
(904) 823-2232 or email

McCray Fine Art Show
at American Beach
The American Beach Community
Center will present the Fiber Arts
work of artist Billie McCray "On
the backs of others," Friday,
February 10th, through February
16th, 5-8 p.m.. at the center. For
directions or more information, call

Christian Comedy
The Clean Kings of Comedy, fea-
turing comedians Albert
"Funnybone" Harris, Cousin

Main Library (Downtown), 303 N.
Laura Street, Rm G-4, Jacksonville,
FL 32202. The Book for discussion
is "Beneath the Surface" by Roy
Glenn. For more details contact
Romona Baker (904) 384-3939 or
Felice Franklin at (904) 703-3428.

EWC to Present
Coming of Age Play
The Schell-Sweet Community
Resource Center on the EWC cam-
pus will present the coming of age
play "Choices" February, 17th and
18th in the Milne Auditorium. The
special production will include a
red carpet reception, silent auction
and cocktails from 5:30 p.m. 6:30
p.m. followed by the play at 7:00
p.m., entertainment by Akia
Uwanda. On February 18th at 4
p.m. will be the second perform-
ance. For more information call
Marie Heath at (904) 470-8140 or
Akia McDaniel at (904) 469-7511.

Gladys Knight
on Stage!
Gladys Knight has long been one
of the greatest! Come hear the
seven-time Grammy winner,

who have been all but forgotten to
time, and it celebrates the legacy of
a magical game and the shoulders
that today's players stand on. For
more information call (904) 632-
5555or email
Ritz Jazz Jamm
The Ritz Jazz Jamm will presents
Ladysmith Black Mambazo in con-
cert, Sunday, February 19th at 7
p.m.. For more information call
(904) 632-5555or email ritzthe-

Night at the Ritz
Former alumni and educators of
Northwestern are invited to attend
Friends and Family Night at the
Ritz Theatre and Museum, Tuesday,
February 21st, 6-8 p.m.. On dis-
play will be "More Than a Game:
African American Sports in
Jacksonville, 1900-1975,".
Participants wil share memories,
participate in conversations, re-con-
nect with classmates, teachers and
coaches. For more information call
(904) 632-5555or email ritzthe-

Blues Brothers Revue
The Official Blues Brothers
Revue, a live concert show that
combines the comedy and hit songs
from the original 1980 hit film will
be performed at the Times Union
Center, Monday, February 23rd at
7:30 p.m. For more information

Film is narrated by former news
anchor Ben Frazier and DJ For more informa-
tion and tickets contact Emmanuel
Washington at (904) 465-6891 or

BCU Leadership
The Duval/Nassau Alumni
Chapter of Bethune Cookman
University will host its annual Dr.
Mary McLeod Bethune Community
Leadership Breakfast, at Airport
Crown Plaza, on February 25th,
at 9 a.m. The theme is "Enter to
Learn and Depart to Serve". Email or call
at (904) 307.8492 for more info.

Alvin Ailey
The Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theatre will be in town Tuesday,
February 28th at the Times Union
Center of Performing Arts. The
dancers turn every movement
onstage into a testament to living.
For more information visit or call
(904) 632-3373.

Ritz Jazz Jamm
The March Ritz Jazz Jamm will
feature singer SIMONE on
Saturday, March 3rd, at 7 p.m. and
10 p.m. Tickets on sale now. For
more information call (904) 632-
5555or email

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The Tuskegee Airmen soared to new heights when they became the first African American pilots to serve in the U.S. armed forces. They were known for their heroism,
teamwork and honorable conduct in the air and on the ground. Following decades of distinguished military service, Tuskegee Airmen Col. George S. Roberts and Lt. Col.
James A. Walker continued their commitment to service as two of the original personal banking officers at Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo is proud to celebrate Black History as we honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and the contributions that African Americans have made in enriching our company
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Your Purchase

a Know exactly what you're pur-
chasing, and get all estimates of
gem quality and treatments in

* Be sure to ask about your jewe-
ler's return policy before pur-
chasing. If shopping online, be
sure to buy only from reputable
and researched sources.

* Losing valuable jewelry is always
disappointing, but if the piece was
a gift it likely had emotional value
as well, which can make it heart-
breaking to lose. Plan ahead to
preserve your precious memories
by having valuable gifts appraised
and insured by a company that
specializes in jewelry insurance,
such as Jewelers Mutual Insur-
ance Company.

I* If you need jewelry insurance or
would like a frre, no-obligation
quotw,, vii l

E very day is a good day to tell someone how much they are
loved, but Valentine's Day is a good day to show someone how
much they are treasured. And many people choose to do that
with a lovely piece of jewelry.
If you'd like to buy your loved one a special piece of jewelry this
year, these tips will help you find the perfect gift.

Personal Style
Before doing any shopping, make sure you know what style the recip-
ient prefers. Notice if he or she wears only gold or silver jewelry. Does
he or she prefer small, understated pieces or bigger, bolder jewelry?
What type of jewelry do they wear most often necklaces, bracelets,
If you're unsure about buying jewelry, consider bringing along a
family member or friend who knows them well to help you pick some-
thing they would love.

Gemstone Basics
To make sure you know what you're buying, here are some definitions
from the American Gem Society:
* Natural gemstones are found in nature. With the exception of the
pearl, they are created and mined from the earth. Sometimes natural
gemstones are treated in some way to improve their color and/or
clarity. Treatments and/or enhancements should always be disclosed
by the seller, along with any special care that might be required.
* Laboratory-created gemstones are also known as laboratory-grown,
manufacturer-created, or synthetic. They have the same physical,
chemical and visual properties as natural gemstones, but they do not
have the same rarity or value.
* Imitation gemstones look like natural gemstones in appearance
only. They can be manmade or made from a natural stone. Both
laboratory-created and imitation stones should be clearly labeled
as such.
Gemstones can be measured by weight, size or both. The carat is the
basic unit for weighing gemstones, and is equal to one-fifth of a gram.
Carats are further divided into 100 units, called points. For example,
a half-carat gemstone would weigh .50 carats or 50 points. When gem-
stones are measured by dimensions, the size is expressed in milli-
meters (for example, 7 x 5 millimeters).
The value of gemstones is determined by the 4 Cs color, cut,
clarity and carat weight. Color is the most important factor.

About Pearls
Natural pearls are extremely rare. You'll most often encounter cultured
and imitation pearls.
Cultured Pearls Grown in pearl farms, these high-quality pearls
can be found in saltwater and in freshwater. Different types of mol-
lusks produce very different looking pearls.

Imitation Pearls These are typically coated glass beads with a high
luster. Most respected jewelers can tell the difference between imita-
tion and cultured pearls.
There are various lengths of pearl necklaces available:
* Collar fits directly against the throat.
* Choker rests at the base of the neck.
* Princess rests near the collarbone.
* Matinee length is typically 20 to 24 inches.
* Opera length is between 30 and 36 inches.
* Rope length refers to all strands longer than 36 inches.

Materials 101
To make sure you buy a quality piece that will last, you need to know
a little about what jewelry is made of. The three most common metals
used include gold, sterling silver and platinum. Here's what you need
to know:
Gold When you see the word "gold" by itself on a piece, it means
all gold, or 24-karat gold. Twenty-four-karat gold is soft, so it's usually
mixed with other metals to make it more durable. Fourteen-karat
jewelry contains 14 parts gold mixed with 10 parts of a base metal.
The higher the karat rating, the higher the proportion of gold.
Sterling silver This term describes a piece that contains 92.5 per-
cent silver. Sometimes they are marked "925," which means 925 parts
per thousand are pure silver. "Coin silver" is used for compounds that
contain 90 percent silver.
Platinum Platinum is a natural, white-colored, precious metal that
is often described as being strong, durable and corrosion resistant. It's
usually mixed with other similar metals, such as iridium, palladium,
ruthenium, rhodium and osmium.

Choosing Necklaces
Most necklaces come in one of
these lengths: 16, 18, 20, 22,
24 and 28 inches. How do you
choose the right one to buy?
First, you need to know where
the different lengths will fall
on the wearer's body.
16 inches choker length
18 inches at collarbone
20 inches a few inches
below collarbone
22 inches at or above
24 inches below neckline
28 inches around the bustline

Birthstones 101
Consider making your
jewelry gift personal by
including the recipient's
January Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamari
April Diamond
May Emerald




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PLAYER- Trevin Parks, 5-11, Jr., G, JC SMITH- Had 27
points, 6 rebounds vs. Va. State and 28 points, vs. Fayv.
State. Topped 1,000 points in less than Iwo seasons.
NEWCOMER Kenny Mitchell, 6-8, Jr., C, VSU Had
26 points, 10 reoubnds vs. JC Smith, 23 points, 9
boards vs. ECSU. Averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds
in two games.
ROOKIE Kyree Bethel, 6-1, Fr., G, CHOWAN -Averaged
19.0 points with nine 3s in two games. Had 23 points wilh
seven 3s vs. VUU. Also had 7 assists in week.
COACH Ken Spencer, ST. AUG'S -Directed Falcons to
win over WSSU, handing Rams their first CIAA loss.

Fayetteville State @ Barber-Scotia
Virginia Union @ Bowie State
Virginia State @ Lincoln
Miles @ Lane
Morehouse @ Benedict
Stillman @ Albany State
LeMoyne-Owen @ Kentucky State
Clark Atlanta @ Paine
Tuskegee @ Fort Valley State
Chowan @ Virginia State
Shaw @ JC Smith
Eliz. City State @ Virginia Union
St. Augustine's @ Fayetteville State
W-Salem State @ Livingstone
NC A&T @ B-Cookman
Coppin State @ Morgan State
Savannah State @ SC State
Howard @ Md.-E. Shore
NC Central @ Florida A&M
Norfolk State @ Delaware State
Clark Atlanta @ Benedict
Tuskegee @ Albany State
Miles @ Kentucky State
Claflin @ Morehouse
Stillman @ Fort Valley State
Alabama St. @ Miss. Valley St.
Alcom State @ Jackson State
Southern @ Grambling State
Texas Southern @ Prairie View
Alabama A&M @ Ark.-Pine Bluff
St. Augustine's @ W-Salem State
JC Smith @ Fayetteville State
Shaw @ Livingstone
Howard @ Morgan State
Hampton @ Delaware State
Norfolk State @ Md.-E. Shore
NC A&T @ Florida A&M
NC Central @ B-Cookman
Texas A&M @ Savannah State
Alabama State @ Ark.-Pine Bluff
Southern @ Jackson State
Alabama A&M @ Miss. Valley St.
Alcom State @ Grambling State
Chowan @ Bowie State
Eliz. City State @ Lincoln
Fort Valley State @ Morehouse
Miles @ Benedict
Clark Atlanta @ Albany State
Tuskegee @ Claflin
Lane @ Kentucky State
Texas Southern @ Houst. Baptist
Houston Baptist @ B-Cookman

Norfolk State 8 1 16 7
Bethune-Cookman 6 2 9 13
Savannah State 6 2 11 10
CoppinState 6 3 11 11
N. Carolina A&T 5 3 10 13
Delaware State 4 3 7 11
NCCentral 4 4 10 11
FloridaA&M 4 4 6 16
Hampton 4 5 6 14
MorganState 3 5 5 14
Howard 2 7 5 17
Md.-Eastern Shore 1 6 4 16
South Carolina State 0 8 4 17
PLAYER- Arnold Louis, 6-7, Jr., F, SAVANNAH STATE
- Averaged a double-double in two wins. Had 29 points.
28 rebounds in wins over Stetson and Howard. Had 20
and 14 rebounds to 71-50 win over Howard.
ROOKIE Tahj Tate, 6-4, Fr., G, DELSTATE Scored20
points in win over NC Central. Totalled 39 points, 3
rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists in two games.
DEFENSE Maques Oliver, 6-7, Jr., F, DELSTATE
- Recorded 11 blocks, 6 rebounds and five steals in
wins over NCCU and FAMU. Had 12 boards, 8 blocks,
10 points and four steals vs. FAMU


Clark Atlanta
Fort Valley
Albany State
Kentucky State

10 4
9 5
10 6
9 6
9 6
9 7
7 7
7 7
7 8
6 9
6 11
4 10
3 10

Ladarlus Rhone, 6-5, Jr., F, STILLMAN Aver-
aged 17.6 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1
block in 2-1 week. Had 27 points and 16 boards in
87-79 win over Paine. Anthony Collier, 6-4, Sr., F,
LANE- Averaged a double-double of 12 points, 11
rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist in two games.
Teshawn Byron, 6-7, Sr., G, LEMOYNE-OWEN
- Averaged 18.5 points,6 rebounds, 2 assists and
2 steals in 2-0 week, wins over Albany State and
Fort Valley State.

BCSP Notes

White only black college player

in Super Bowl XLVI
Only one black college player is expected to suit up for
the teams participating in Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday in
The AFC champion New
England Patriots will feature
special teams ace Tracy White
out of Howard.
The ten-year veteran and
former three-time Mid Eastern .
Athletic Conference Defensive
Player of the Year started one
game at linebacker for the Pats
but made most of his 37 tackles
on special teams. White wears
#58. Tracy White
In his best game statistically this season, White had
six tackles against Kansas City. He had five tackles in three
other games. This season he made 23 tackles on defense
and 14 on special teams. He perhaps saved his best play of
the season in a return to the Washington, DC area where he
played his college ball. He had a game saving pass break-
up that led to a Jerod Mayo interception that preserved a
34-27 win over Washington and kept the Patriots' drive to
the Super Bowl alive.
Former South Carolina State defensive back Phillip
Adams also had a stint with the Pats this season but is not
on their Super Bowl roster.
Former Alabama State defensive back Michael Coe
was a key reserve on the NFC champion New York Giants
active roster until an injury in the latter part of the season
landed him on injured reserve. Coe played as a reserve
defensive back in ten games before being injured in the
Week 11 game vs. Philadelphia. He had four solo tackles
and a pass defended on defense and six tackles (five solo)
on special teams.

Hoops Rundown
MEN Shaw at JC Smith (Saturday, 7:30 pm) St.
Aug's at WSSU (Monday, 7:30 pm)
WOMEN Shaw at JC Smith (Saturday. 5:30 pm) St.
Aug's at WSSU (Monday, 5:30 pm)
MEN Norfolk State at Delaware State (Saturday, 7
pm) Coppin State at Morgan State (Saturday, 7:30 pm)

1. MISS. VALLEY STATE (10-11, 9-0 SWAC) Beat Jackson State Saturday (60-54) and
Grambling (77-59) Monday to stay undefeated in SWAC play. NEXT: Hosts Alabama State
(Sat.) and Alabama A&M (Mon.)
2. SHAW (16-2, 9-0 CIAA) Beat Livingstone (80-77) and survived double OT battle with Fay-
etteville State (92-84) to stay undefeated in CIAA action. Up to 17th in latest NABC Div. II poll.
NEXT: At JC Smith Sat., and at Livingstone Mon.
3. NORFOLK STATE (16-7, 8-1) Beat Morgan State (76-59) Saturday but suffered first confer-
ence loss to Coppin State (87-82) Monday. NEXT: At DelState Sat., at UMES Mon.
4. BOWIE STATE (16-3, 8-2 CIAA) Beat Lincoln (84-76) and Virginia State (58-48). Now 19th
in Div. II poll. NEXT: Hosts Va. Union Thursday and Chowan Tuesday.
5. SAVANNAH STATE (11-10, 6-2 MEAC) Beat Howard Sat (71-50). NEXT: At SC State (Sat.)
and hosting Texas A&M (Mon.)
6. SOUTHERN (11-11, 7-2 SWAC) Beat Alcom State (65-54). NEXT: At Grambling Sat., at
Jackson State Mon.
7. TEXAS SOUTHERN (7-14, 6-3 SWAC) Beat Alabama A&M (73-61) and lost to Alabama
State (66-59). NEXT: At Prairie View (Sat.) and at Houston Baptist (Tues.).
8. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (15-4, 7-2 CIAA) Lost first two CIAA games at St. Aug's (61-
55) Saturday and at JC Smith (76-70)Monday. NEXT: At Livingstone Sat., and hosting St.
Augustine's (Mon.).
9. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (9-13, 6-2 MEAC) Lost at Florida A&M (68-62). NEXT: Hosts NC
A&T Sat. and NCCU Mon.
10. COPPIN STATE (11-11,6-3 MEAC) Beat Hampton (73-70) and knocked Norfolk State from
MEAC unbeaten ranks, 87-82 (Mon.). NEXT: At Morgan State Saturday.
OUT: Benedict

Miss. Valley St. 9 0 10 11
#Southern 7 2 11 11
Texas Southern 6 3 7 14
Alabama State 5 4 8 13
Prairie ViewA&M 5 4 9 13
Jackson State 3 6 5 16
# Grambling State 3 6 3 16
AlabamaA&M 3 6 5 13
AlcomState 2 7 5 16
Ark. PineBluff 2 7 3 19
# Ineljible for SWAC Tournament
Paul Crosby, 6-8, Jr., F, MISS. VALLEY STATE Had
team-high 19 pointsand 3 rebounds inwin overGramblng
Monday. Had 12 points, 2 boards. 3 assists and 3 steals
in win over Jackson State Salurday. Averaged 15.5
points and 7.5 rebounds in wins that kept Delta Devils
undefeated in SWAC play

WOMEN NC A&T at Florida A&M (Monday, 5:30
pm) Howard at Morgan State (Mon., 5:30 pm)
MEN Clark Atlanta at Paine (Thursday, 7:30 pm)
- Tuskegee at Fort Valley State (Thursday, 7:30 pm)
WOMEN Tuskegee at Fort Valley State (Thursday.
5:30 pm) Stillman at Fort Valley State (Saturday, 5:30
MEN Alabama State at Miss. Valley State (Saturday,
7:30 pm) Southern at Jackson State (Monday, 7:30 pm)
WOMEN Alabama State at Miss. Valley State (Sat-
urday, 5:30 pm) Alabama A&M at Miss. Valley State
(Saturday, 5:30 pm)

MEAC and CIAA make

Hall of Fame selections
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
(CIAA) in conjunction with the CIAA Executive Commit-
tee welcomes six individuals and one team into the John B.
McLendon, Jr. Hall of Fame. Honorees will be enshrined on
Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Charlotte Convention Center
at 11:00 am.
The selections are: Donald
Evans, Winston-Salem State,
football; Dr. Claudie J. Mackey,
Elizabeth City State, Basketball,
Track, Professor; Ralph Tally,
Norfolk State basketball; Warren
Bruce Spraggins, Virginia Union
basketball; Diedra (Fields) Hines,
Bowie State women's basketball,
volleyball; North Carolina Cen-
tral, 1950 CIAABasketballTour- Ralph Tally
nament Championship Team; and
Vic Fulp, Progress Index and Richmond Times-Dispatch,
Sports Reporter.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has
announced the five members of its' 2012 Hall of Fame Class
that will be honored during a brunch on Friday, March 9,
beginning at 9 a.m. at the M.C. Benton, Jr. Convention
Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The 2012 MEAC Hall of Fame Inductees are: Amber
Alford, Florida A&M softball; Jermaine "D" Hall, Bet-
hune-Cookman football; Alisha "Tuff" Hill, Howard
basketball; Philip Murphy, South Carolina State football
and track; Tarvis Williams, Hampton basketball.

1. FLORIDA A&M (15-5, 8-0 MEAC) Beat B-Cookman 65-51 to stay undefeated in MEAC play.
NEXT: Hosts NC Central Sat. and NCA&T Mon.
2. HAMPTON (16-4,8-1 MEAC)- Lost first MEAC game in OTto Coppin State (69-68) Sat., came
back to beat Morgan State (74-60) Mon. Alone second in MEAC. NEXT: At DelState Mon.
3. JOHNSON C. SMITH (15-3, 9-1 CIAA) Defeated Fayv. State (80-55) Saturday and WSSU
(70-61) Mon. NEXT: Hosts Shaw Sat. for CIAA South lead and is at Fayv. State Mon.
4. SHAW (14-5,9-0 CIAA)- Beat Livingstone (101-72) and Fayv. Sate (79-51). NEXT: At JC Smith
Sat. playing for CIAA South lead and at Livingstone Mon.
5. SOUTHERN (8-8, 7-2 SWAC) BeatAlcom State 67-62. Tied for SWAC lead. NEXT: At Gram-
bling Sat., at Jackson State Mon.
6. HOWARD (15-7, 7-2 MEAC) Beat Savannah State (64-51) and SC State (69-46) to maintain
share of third in MEAC. NEXT: At UMES Sat. and at Morgan State Mon.
7. COPPIN STATE (12-10, 7-2 MEAC) Knocked Hampton from unbeaten MEAC ranks with
69-68 OT win. Also squeaked by Norfolk State, 61-58. NEXT: At Morgan State Monday.,
8. MISS. VALLEY STATE (10-10, 7-2 SWAC) Beat Grambling 63-55 and Jackson State 66-56.
NEXT: Hosts Alabama State (Sat.) and Alabama A&M (Mon.)
9. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (13-6, 8-1 CIAA) Beat St. Aug's Sat. (100-67) before dropping
first CIAA game to JCSU (70-61) Mon. NEXT: At Livingstone Sat., and hosting St. Augustine's
10. STILLMAN (13-4, 11-2 SIAC)- Beat Benedict, Paine and Kentucky State totie forfirst in SIAC.
NEXT: At Albany State Thurs., at Fort Valley State Sat.
(ITIE) TUSKEGEE (13-4, 10-3 SIAC) Won over Paine, Benedict and Lane to move into second
place in SIAC. NEXT: At Fort Valley State (Thurs.), at Albany State (Sat.) and at Claflin (Tues.).

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Virginia Union 3 0 5 4 8 10
Eliz.CityState 3 1 6 4 12 8
VirginiaState 1 2 2 6 10 10
BowieState 2 2 3 7 3 14
Chowan 1 3 1 9 5 17
Lincoln 1 3 1 9 5 17
Shaw 3 0 9 0 14 5
J.C.Smith 3 0 9 0 15 3
W-Salem State 2 1 8 1 13 6
St. Augustine's 1 2 6 3 11 8
Livingstone 0 3 2 7 7 14
Fayetteville State 0 3 1 7 7 10
PLAYER- Ransheda Jennings, 5-7, Sr., G, CHOWAN -Aver-
aged 18.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in three games.
Against Va. Union, she went 15 of 16from teh line leading to 25
points. Also had 5 blocks and 5 steals on week.
NEWCOMER LaQuanda Williams, 5-9, Jr., F, WSSU In
Lady Rams 10th straight win, had 16 points and 6 rebounds
vs. St. Aug's.
ROOKIE Daniel Ferguson, 6-, Fr., F, VUU Had career-
high 23 points in upset of Va. State. First win for VUU over
VSU in six seasons.
COACH Barvenia Wooten-Cherry, VUU Guided Lady Pan-
thers to wins over Va. Slate and Chowan, landing n first place in
North Division. First wins over both teams in five years.


FloridaA&M 8 0 15 5
Hampton 8 1 16 4
Howard 7 2 15 7
CoppinState 7 2 12 10
Md.-Eastern Shore 4 3 7 12
N.CarolinaA&T 4 4 9 12
South Carolina State 3 5 8 11
Bethune-Cookman 3 5 6 14
Morgan State 3 5 6 15
NorfolkState 3 6 8 12
Savannah State 2 6 8 12
Delaware State 1 6 4 16
NCCentral 0 8 2 19
PLAYER Jeanine Manley, 6-2, Sr., C, COPPIN STATE
- Averaged 25.0 points, 6.5 rebounds in wins over NC A&T
and Hamplon. Scored career-high 38 points with 7 rebounds
vs. A&T Had 12 points, 5 in OT, with 6 boards in handing
Hampton its first MEAC loss.
ROOKIE-Amarah Williams, 6-2, Fr., F/C, MORGAN STATE
- Got her third double-double with 9 points, 10 rebounds vs.
NCCU. Had 6 points, 8 rebs, 2 steals vs. NSU.
DEFENSE Antonia Bennett, 6-1, Sr., F, FAMU- 36 points,
23 rebounds, 3 blocks and 9 steals in 20 week. Had 24 pls..
14 rebounds. 8 steals and 3 blocks vs. DelSlate

Stillman 11 2 13 4
Tuskegee 10 3 13 4
Fort Valley State 11 4 13 6
Benedict 10 4 11 5
Miles 9 5 11 7
Albany State 7 6 7 10
ClarkAtlanta 6 7 6 10
LeMoyne-Owen 6 8 7 9
Kentucky State 6 8 7 10
Claflin 4 12 4 13
Paine 3 11 3 15
Lane 0 13 0 14

Shonice Sprouse, 5-7, Sr., G, LEMOYNE-OWN Aver-
aged 22 points. 11 rebounds. 4 assists. 5 blocks and
1 seal in two gaires Leads SIAC in scoring (18 2 ppg)
and ranks second in assists (4 0).
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Wednesday, February 1st
SHOWTIME at 6:30 p.m.
"Why we Laugh Examines the history
of African-American comedy from the black
face "minstrel shows" of a bygone age to the
politically and socially charged humor of the
'70s, to the corporate-influenced Def Jams
and all-star lineups that dominate today.
Thursday, February 1st
ESPN at 5:00 p.m.
"Third and a Mile: The History of the Black
Quarterback"- A look at the history of the
black quarterback, with interviews and clips
of how black QBs have progressed through
the NFL despite racism and stereotypes.
Thursday, February 2nd
SHOWTIME at 8:30 p.m.
"Brooklyn Boheme" An intimate portrait
of the Black arts movement that exploded in
Fort Greene/Clinton Hill from the mid-1980s
through the 90s as told by writer, director, his-
torian and twenty-year plus Brooklyn resident
Nelson George


humanitarian influence to advance causes of doors to the gym were locked, and no specta-
social justice, while forging a unique career tors were allowed.
punctuated by prestigious awards and industry Saturday, February 11th

Monday. February 6th

PBS at 10:00 p.m.
"Underground Railroad: The Williams Still
Story" The compelling story of an unsung
hero, which explores one man's mission to
help slaves escape to freedom.
Monday, February 6th
History Channel at 6:00 a.m.
"Classroom: "Double Victory, Part 1" -
Cuba Gooding Jr. (Red Tails) narrates this
documentary about the training, battles and
lives of the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.
Included is original wartime footage, inter-
spersed with the words of the Airmen. World
War II.
Tuesday. February 7th
PBS at 8:00 p.m.
"Freedom Riders: American Experience" -
Acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson's pow-
erful and inspirational
story of the more than 400
black and white men and
women who, using non-
violent tactics, risked
their lives to challenge
segregated travel facilities
in the South in 1961.
February 9th
PBS at 10:00 p.m.
"Black Power Mixtape
r ", -1967-1975"- A compila-
tion of interviews from
leading African-American
artists, activists, musi-
cians and scholars in the
late 1960s and early

The BET Network will present a Conversation between
The BET Network will present a Conversation between

Common and Maya Angelou.
Thursday, February 2nd
PBS at 10 p.m.,
"Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little
Rock" Tells the story of Bates' life and her
public support of nine black students who reg-
istered to attend the all-white Central High
School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Friday, February 3rd
HBO at 3:30 p.m.
"The BlackList: Volume Three" Following
the same format as The Black List: Volume
One and Volume Two, this documentary
focuses on over a dozen prominent African-
Americans as they speak their minds about a
wide range of influences and experiences in
first-person video portraits.
Friday, February 3rd
Military History Channel at 11:00 p.m.
"Dogfights: "Tuskegee Airmen" In the
face of bigotry and ignorance, the Tuskegee
Airmen an all-black fighter squadron -
shattered racist stereotypes in WW II, In this
program, firsthand accounts, rare archival
footage and computer graphics help bring to
life their missions.
Saturday, February 4th
BET at 7:30 p.m.
"The Express" Rob Brown stars in this
2008 film based on the true story of Ernie
Davis, the first black football player to win the
Heisman Trophy..
Sunday. February 5th
BET at 9:00 p.m.
"Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters'First
100 Years" Based on the New York Times
bestseller, this is a celebratory look at the lives
of two African-American sisters, Sadie
(Diahann Carroll) and Bessie Delany (Ruby
Dee), from North Carolina, who each lived
over a century. The two sisters recall their sup-
port for each other and the societal changes
during their lifetimes.
Monday, February 6th
HBO at 8 a.m.
"Sing Your Song" During the course of an
inspiring life that has paralleled the American
civil rights movement, artist and crusader
Harry Belafonte has tirelessly used his

February 9th
SHOWTIME at 8:30

"On the Shoulders of Giants" watch as
Six-time NBA champion Kareem Abdul-
Jabbar presents this documentary that relates
the history of "the greatest basketball team
you've never heard of," the Harlem Rens.
Friday, February 10th
ESPN at 10:00 p.m.
"Black Magic This ESPN original docu-
mentary offers a look at the role and impact of
Historically Black Colleges on professional
Saturday, February 11th
ESPN at 8:30 a.m.
"The Jackie Robinson Story" Jackie
Robinson plays himself in this 1950 biopic
about how he became the first black major
league baseball player. Ruby Dee costars.
Saturday, February 11th
Centric at 10:00 p.m.
"R. Kelly's: The Love Letter Concert" Is
your front row ticket to R. Kelly's 2011 U.S.
tour named for his Grammy-nominated album
Love Letter. Filmed live in Raleigh, NC and
Columbus, OH.
Saturday, February 11th
BET at 8:00 p.m.
"35 & Ticking" The film centers around
the lives of Victoria (Tamala Jones), Zenobia
(Nicole Ari Parker), Clevon (Kevin Hart), and
Phil (Keith Robinson)-all friends approach-
ing the age of 35 and struggling to build the
families they've always dreamed of.
Saturday, February 11th
BET at 1:00 a.m.
"Lavell Crawford: Can a Brother Get Some
Love" "Last Comic Standing" runner-up
Lavell Crawford lords over a hometown
crowd at St. Louis's Orpheum Theatre, raking
in the love-and the laughs.
Saturday, February 11th
ESPN at 12 noon
"Secret Game" This documentary is about
how, in 1944, a secret game was arranged
between the all-white Duke University team
and the team from N.C. College for Negroes
(now North Carolina Central University). For
the time, the game was revolutionary, as the

ESPN at 1:00 p.m.
"A Race Story" ESPN's original documen-
tary looks at Wendell Scott's historic ride to
break the color barrier and become the only
African-American driver to date to win a race
in what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup
Sunday, February 12th
ESPN at 12 noon
"Images in Black and White" This special
looks at some of the most influential African-
American sports personalities, through pic-
Sunday, February 12th
BET at 11:00 a.m.
"Soul Mates: Dr. Maya Angelou and
Common" BET News brings together liter-
ary master Dr. Maya Angelou with celebrated
hip-hop artist Common, and the result is
exclusive access to one of the most accom-
plished African-American figures of our time
relayed by one of today's most popular artists.
Saturday, February 13th
HBO at 6:00 a.m.
"Joe Louis: America's Hero...Betrayed" -
Joseph Louis Barrow who became
known as the "Brown Bomber" was
America's first true crossover athlete. As the
first black sports star worshipped by both
black and white fans, he was respected not
only for his boxing talents, but also for show-
ing the world what a person of color could do
if given the opportunity. This film underscores
his importance during a critical time in
America's history.
Monday, February 13th
BET at 9:00 p.m.
"The 2012 BETHonors Actress Gabrielle
Union hosts the fifth annual installment of this
event that celebrates the outstanding achieve-
ments of African-American figures in music,
literature, entertainment, media, service and
Monday, February 13th
PBS at 9:00 p.m.
"Slavery by Another Name A Sundance
Film Festival selection for 2012, this new doc-
umentary examines the concept of "neoslav-
ery," which sentenced African-Americans in
the post-Emancipation South to forced labor
for violating an array of laws that criminalized
their everyday behavior. Award-winning actor
Laurence Fishburne narrates the film.
Monday, February 13th
BET at 6:00 p.m.
"Dreamgirls" Broadway's definitive girl-
group musical about three women who have
high hopes for fame but end up paying a price
for it makes its way to the big screen with a
dream cast that includes Jamie Foxx and
Beyonc6 Knowles. Eddie Murphy co-stars in
an Oscar-nominated role, but Jennifer Hudson
took home the golden statuette for playing the
strong but slighted Effie. The film was nomi-
nated for eight Oscars overall in 2007.
Monday, February 14th
HBO at 9:00 p.m.
"The Loving Story" The Landmark Civil
Rights Case That Overturned Interracial
Marriage Ban).
Monday, February 14th
PBS at 9:00 p.m.
"The Interrupters" Follows a group of for-
mer gang leaders in Chicago who try to "inter-
rupt" shootings and protect their communities
from the violence they themselves once com-
Thursday, February 16th
PBS at 10:00 p.m.
"More Than a Month" Follows Shukree
Hassan Tilghman, an African-American film-
maker, on a cross-country campaign to end
Black History Month.
Saturday, February 17th
NBC at 8:00 p.m.
"The 43rd NAACP Image Awards" This
special showcases the best achievements and
performances of people of color in the arts,
featuring a star-studded lineup of performers,
winners and presenters.

"Black Magic" is the ESPN original docu-
mentary that offers a look at the role and
impact of Historically Black Colleges on
professional basketball.

BET at 10:00 p.m.
"BET Takes Hollywood" BET's first Oscar
special looks at this year's nominees Viola
Davis (nominated for Best Actress in The
Help) and Octavia Spencer (nominated for
Best Supporting Actress in The Help).
Sunday, February 18th
Centric at 10:00 p.m.
"Being: Mary J Blige" An all-new inter-
view with the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul,"
Mary J. Blige, in the CENTRIC original
music-bio series "Being" followed by the one-
hour premiere of her sold-out concert in
Monday, February 19th
Centric at 9:00 p.m.
"Soul Power" -This legendary music festi-
val (dubbed Zaire '74) featured such musical
luminaries as James Brown, B.B. King, Bill
Withers, Celia Cruz and a host of others.
Thursday. February 23rd
Showtime at 8:30 p.m.
"Phunny Business: A Black Comedy" -
Documentary chronicles the rise and fall of
All Jokes Aside, a Chicago comedy club that
was, for almost a decade, the only standup
showcase for black comedy talent in that city.
Friday, February 24th
BET at 8:00 p.m.
"Ali" Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated
drama centers on the personal and profession-
al life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali (Will
Smith), but brings with it an examination of
the social and political issues of the decades in
which Ali-amid great controversy-ruled
the ring.
Saturday, February 25th
BET at 8:00 p.m.
"John Q" Nick Cassavetes's gripping
social drama, blue-collar worker finds that his
meager insurance won't cover his son's heart
transplant, so he holds a hospital emergency
room hostage until doctors agree to perform
the surgery..
Sunday, February 26th
Centric at 11:00 p.m.
"Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" This
one-hour documentary chronicles the prolific
life and career of Dwight "Heavy D" Myers.
Sunday, February 26th
Centric aat 12:00 a.m.
"Hip Hop. A Culture Odyssey" This one-
hour documentary, based on the recently
released Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey book,
traces the origins, evolution, and spirit of hip
hop and the prolific artists that changed the
music industry forever.
Friday. February 24th
PBS at 9:00 p.m.
"Memphis" Turn the radio dial back to the
1950s for the tale of a black singer, a white
DJ, forbidden love and the birth of rhythm and
Monday, February 27th
PBS at 10:00 p.m.
"Cab Calloway: Sketches American
Masters" Closes out the month with a pro-
file of Cab Calloway, one of the first black
musicians to tour the segregationist South and
a regular performer at Harlem's famous
Cotton Club.

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This week, we make it easier than ever. Simply spend $100 on groceries.

Bring this coupon to checkout for your free $10 Publix gift card.

Coupon required to receive gift card. Gift card valid on future purchases.
Only one deal and coupon accepted for every $100 grocery purchase.
Excluding all gift cards, tobacco, alcohol, lottery items, money services,
postage stamps, and prescriptions. Customer is responsible for all
applicable taxes. Reproduction or transfer of this coupon constitutes
fraud. Effective only at your neighborhood Publix 2/2/12-2/8/12.





February 2-9, 2012

Page 14 Ms. Perry's Free Press

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