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Serena Wins 40th Career Title Volume 25 No. 25 Jacksonville, Florida April 12-18, 2012
Serena Williams celebrated her 40th career
title, and her second Family Circle Cup We e 0 l~
championship, in Charleston, South Carolina We e D l c
over the weekend.
The champ beat out Sabine Lisicki, Floridians Go From Here
Samantha Stosur and Lucie Safarova for the
trophy, losing only 15 games in five matches.ByCalsWChnI blinnsle lster.Ms
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terday and I was just thinking I hope I can play this way again, and I did, Trayvon Benjamin Martin, 1995- M&Ms, and Skittles, among others. which is great for me, confidence wise," said Williams. 20 12, was a child of ours. He was AriZona Iced Tea is privately
On tp o tainghom ye anthe fany cp, illamspocetsS 115K born, raised, educated, and killed in owned by John Ferolito, a rich On p otng oeytaohryac.uWliaspces$ 5 Florida. He wasn't the first Black South Florida resident (coincidenBut it's not all about the money these days. She's preparing for the child to die as a consequence of gun -tally a large Republican donor) and biget enistornmet f ll Te rechOpn.Wilimssad,"tats violence in Florida. Unfortunately, his partner Domenick Vultaggio. Al
my goal every year is to win the French Open, so hopefully this will be h anttels ode-ee u- Tercmayplsi ery$
another goal, another year. If not, believe me, I'll be there the next year ing the month of February 2012. billion annually. and the year after, so I'm going to keep tying and fighting and doing the S fe h aletemrhs fyubyyu odefo
bes I an o."the radio and TV shows, after the Walmart, you are directly supportArriving at this moment wasn't easy. Last year, Williams spent a good psiltring tets, t d extsand in h atonvle familThy ofe (L-R) Alvin Douglas -I.L.A. #1408 Class of 1990, Tim Harper-PFS portion of the year sidelined when she suffered a pulmonary embolism,. otns hr ow lck Bnovle r. Te r Investments Class of 2007 and Daryl Hines-PFS Insurance Class of 2007 take
Floridians go from here? A few Walmart's largest shareholders and tiet vetnouctysfurbygngnenewtsudt.R.Slr
thoughts, not meant to be a com- have contributed millions of dollars tietinstnouctysfurbygngnenewhsudt.R.Slr OK Men Go On Random Shooting plete list: to GOP and conservative political Career Day Exposes Jackson Students
*Let's stop the commercial sym- action committees and Super PACs,
Ramp ge f F ve fric n-A erianS bolism. Quit buying Skittles, including one supporting Mitt to the City's Diverse Job Opportunities
OKLAHOMvA CITY- Two white men have confessed to shooting five AriZona Iced Teas, and hoodies. Ronmney. In an effort to show the many diverse career options available in
black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them. Such symbolism is just making rich This is America. Folks rich and Jacksonville, dozens of gainfully employed adults and grassroots commu
Jake England, 19, has admitted to police that he shot three of the vic- White folks richer, and some of poor can write checks to whom. nity trustees particited in Career Day in the Andrew Jackson gym.
tims and Alvin Watts, 33, has said them have interests that may not they so desire. But don't you want The focus was career interest which is used to determine possible career that he shot two others according to align with ours.. to know where your dollars, espq- cluster interest based on students. The results indicated which category the
court reports. According to Forbes magazine, cially for symbolic trifles like iced students interests fall under: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social,
Three men and a woman were shot Jacqueline Mars and her two broth- tea and candy, are going? Interprising or Convenional. There were business reresentatives from
t within a mile of each other in north ers, John Mars and Forrest Mars, And for Black Republicans, varying local, private and coorporate entities. Returning Andrew Jackson
Tulsa before dawn on Friday, police Jr., privately own Mars, the world's party-affiliated donations are rele- Alumni and JSO & Army Recruiters. Students were excited to visit the said. The body of a fifth victim was largest candy company, with $31.6 vant Continued on page 7. booths and see the amazing opportunities available.
discovered outside a nearby funeral
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side of the street and asked for directions before he opened fire. -7csoersrie'ersnttvia
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an intensive manhunt across Tulsa and surrounding areas. They are being
held on $9 million bail and may face hate crime charges. celebrate Easter with an Easter Egg
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that two years had passed since his father was killed by a black man, whofreanlevtbigsamis he referred to with a racial slur.
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Knowing Which Financial Records to Save, Toss
By Jason Alderman Your heirs will need your finan- ceipts for improvements. to-replace personal documents such
If the memory of hours spent cial documents to settle your estate. Homeowners, car and medical in- as birth, marriage and death certifiShunting for and organizing paper- The IRS has several periods of surance claim payouts. cates, divorce, adoption and military
work to file your taxes is still fresh, limitations during which you can be Investment statements (stocks, discharge papers, will, power of atthink about doing some financial asked to produce records proving in- bonds, mutual funds retirement ac- torney, etc. spring cleaning so next year's tax come, deductions or credits you counts, etc.) You can always save actual docupreparation won't be such an ordeal, claimed: IRS Form- 552 contains detailed ments and receipts. But if your goal*
J Many people hold onto mounds of Normally, they have up to three instructions on what to save and for is to reduce paper clutter, scan
receipts and account statements be- years after your tax return to request how long ( copies and save as PDF files. Back cause they're not sure when it's safe documentation. Hold onto certain
-~. ~to toss them. (By toss, I mean shred However, if you failed to report documents for even
--don't give identity thieves any am- income that is more than 25 percent longer than IRS audit
munition.) Here's when you would- of the gross income on your return, requirements. For exn't want to lack proper they have six years. ample:
documentation: If you file a claim for losses from Keep records for in.~. If audited by the IRS you must be worthless securities, it's seven years. vestments and major
able to justify deductions, charitable If you don't file a return or file a assets at least as long as ~4 Banks N eglect Seized Ho mles contributions, incomne,etc. fraudulent return, there is no statute you own them.
Track stock and fntrsaiosof limitations. Save records and tax.
in M~iinority N eighborhoods so when you sell you'll only be taxed So, you should probably hold onto forms relating to retireon profits above the purchase back-up documentation for seven ment accounts, at least until you've up electronic "soft copies" on an enMSNBC Banks are doing a much Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washing- amount; also to justify claiming a years, to be safe. These records in- drained their balances. crypted flash drive or external hard better job maintaining homes seized ton. Smith said government mort- loss on your taxes. clude: Toss monthly and quarterly loan drive in case your computer crashes.
in foreclosures in predominantly gage agency Fannme Mae is providing To claim tax credits/deductions W-2 and 1099 income forms. statements after receiving year-end And, if you're worried about fire,
white neighborhoods than in mostly additional funding to extend the in- for home improvements, such as en- Year-end bank and brokerage summaries, but always retain final theft or other disasters, store addiblack and Latino neighborhoods, ac- spections into other area. ergy-efficiency upgrades or for med- statements showing interest earned. payoff notices in case the loan erro- tional copies in. a safety deposit box
cording to an investigation by an ad- The reviewers looked at 39 criteria ical reasons. Receipts, cancelled checks or neously goes into collection and you or with a trusted friend.
vocacy group. in rating the level of property main- If you make nondeductible (after- other proof of payment for deducted need proof. Recordkeeping is no fun, but cornThe National Fair Housing Al- tenance, including accumulated tax) contributions to an IRA or expenses. Save all tax returns and attach- pared to tearing the house apart to
liance said it inspected more than trash, overgrown weeds, damaged 401 1(k), to prove you've already paid Home purchase or closing state- ments (Schedules, W-2 form, etc.) prepare for an audit, it's a small price 1,000 foreclosed properties in white windows, steps or roofs, graffiti, taxes on the amount. ments, insurance records and re- indefinitely. T1he same goes for hard- to pay.
and minority neighborhoods in major peeling paint, missing shutters or gutU.S. metro areas and found a wide ters, and other visible signs of disredisparity in the level, of upkeep. pair. Homes surveyed in minority Houses in white neighborhoods were neighborhoods were 82 percent more '~generally well maintained while likely to have boarded-up or broken those inminority neighborhoods typ- windows, for example. R
ically looked abandoned and in vari- The group said lack of adequate ous stages of disrear maintenance can have a lasting imThe group, a consortium of more pact on neighborhoods because po- .
than 200 groups, agencies and mndi- tential home buyers considering viduals, said it plans to file corn- living there are put off by streets plaints with federal housing lined with mun-down houses. authorities, alleging discrimination "The proper maintenance and marunder the Fair Housing Act, against keting of [foreclosed] properties is a banks not maintaining properties. key factor in the sale of homes to
"The blight that these neighbor- families rather than to investors," hoods have suffered from is all the Smith said.
responsibility of the banks who own The lack of maintenance also puts and have an obligation to market and a burden on municipalities with high maintain these properties," NFHA concentrations of homes in disrepair. 1,,t
President and CEO Shanna Smith The city of Detroit, for example,
told reporters on a conference call to spent some $20 million between May discuss the findings. 2009 and November 2011 to demolThe investigation, conducted be- ish almost 4,000 vacant properties,4 tween May 2011 and February 2012, according to a report last fall by Govwas funded in part by a grant from erment Accountability Office. That the federal Department of Housing report cited complaints from local ofand Urban Development. The report ficials and community groups that compared white and minority neigh- said more funds and tougher overborhoods in Atlanta; Baltimore; Dal- sight federal regulators are needed to las; Dayton, Ohio; Miami-Fort force banks to comply with local 1 LI
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J, 314Doby Honored with Postage Stamp

It's always nice to honor the true mother made a living as a domestic
legends of the game. That's exactly worker in Paterson, N.J. He eventuwhat the United States Postal ally joined his mother mn Paterson
Service will do this summer when and attended Eastside High School,
they issue a postage stamp for Larry where he picked up 11 varsity letS Doby, a trailblazer and a terrific ters from playing different sports.
baseball player. Doby will receive a *When his career was over, he postage stamp along with three -coached for the Montreal Expos,
other baseball greats Willie the Cleveland Indians, and the
Stargell, Joe DiMaggio and Ted th oo iei h ainlChicago White Sox. In 1978, Doby
Williams as a part of the Major League. In fact, this year is the 65th was hired as manager of the White
~ League Baseball All-Stars stamps anniversary of Robinson breaking Sox, making him the second on July 20 at the Baseball Hall of the color barrier in Major League African American to manage a Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Bsbl.major league team. Each of these Hall of Famers Doby helped to pave the way for Doby was elected to the Baseball
were outstanding major league other Blacks to play baseball. He Hall of Fame in 1998. He died on
players. They all made huge contri- helped to lay the foundation for June 18, 2003 in Montclair, N.J. butions. Doby was the first African racial progress in the game of base- With the U.S. Postal Service issuAmerican to play on an American ball, which is known as America's ing stamps of Doby, DiMaggio, League baseball team, joining the pastime. Stargell and Williams, young peoCleveland Indians on July 5, 1947. Doby was bomn in Camden, South ple can learn about their legacy and He integrated the league just 11I Carolina and raised mostly by his others can reflect on their magnifi(L-R) Front: Joanne Kitchen, Flora L. Parker, and Jakki Stubbs. (Row 2): Betty R. Burney, Lillian Porter, weeks after Jackie Robinson broke maternal grandmother while his cent baseball careers. Gina Katembo, Delores Woods, Rebecca Highsmith, and Sandra Milton. (Row 3): Deloris C. Williams, Jean Farmer, Marva J. Salary, Ernestine Poole, and Fannie Bellamy; (Row 4):Latonia Mitchell, Gloriden HUV stsM esomwn r
Norris, Betty M. Donald, Leonelia B. Williams, Olester Williams, and Shirley A. Willis. N BSecretary ist EW C, M e with H m o n r

Delta Delta Chapter to host National Phi Delta

Kappa 45th Southeast Regional Conference

Jacksonville's Delta Delta Reception. Friday evening's Public On Saturday evening the Awards Chapter will host the National Meeting Dinner will feature the Banquet will be held. Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown as National Sorority of Phi Delta
Incorporated 45th Southeast the guest speaker, and in addition to Kappa, Inc. is an organization of Regional Conference in Mayor Brown, several community professional female educators.
Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, leaders will be honored, namely: Chapters are located throughout the April 12 through Sunday, April 15, The Honorable Betty S. Burney, United States and Africa. Betty J. 2012, at the Marriott Hotel on School Board Chairperson, Bishop Dixon is the Supreme Basileus, Salisbury Road. Various work- Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., pastor Yvonne Ben is the Southeast shops will be held throughout the of Bethel Baptist Institutional Regional Director, Flora L. Parker conference. Church, Nathaniel Glover, is the Basileus of Delta Delta
On Thursday evening, Delta President of Edward Waters Chapter and the local coordinators Delta Chapter sorors will greet vis- College, and The Honorable Paula are Betty J. LeRoy, Jacquline iting sorors at a Welcome D. Wright, School Board member. McKinney, and Jakki Stubbs.

Jones 'Home Makes Top 50 Most Expensive List

The Marsh Landing Home owned by Gateway
Town Center Developer was among the Top 50
most expensive homes in the city according to
the Florida Times Union. The luxury home has a
total square footage of 13,409 with 4 bedrooms, Shown above at EWC is Dr. H.T. Rhim, HUJD Secretary Shaun Donovan Mayor Alvin Brown, EWC
7 bathrooms, elevator, pooi, spa. It's total mar- President Nat Glover and AME Bishop McKinley Young. ket value is $2.8 million. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan joined Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown to
The list, compiled through reports from the convene a housing roundtable with local officials and community advocates last week. The discussion, hosted by
Duval County Property Appraiser, is among less Wealth Watchers, Inc., a local nonprofit housing counseling entity, included a core group of housing stakeholders than five owned by African-Americans in the including local housing associations and organized labor and focused on the Obama Administration's action city. Other homeowners that made the list to address the housing crisis, most notably recent Administration housing refinance announcements. Some disinclude former NFL player Kevin Hardy and tressed Florida homeowners have relief on the way thanks to a $25 billion national settlement with a group of current Jacksonville Jaguar Eugene Monroe. banks. While in the city, Donovan also visited Edward Waters College.

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Do Women ReaJJV Wanj 10 THE EXCHANGE by Yussef Simmons
What Now Since they Have

Killed Affirmative Action

Know Now to Think Like a Man For all intents and purposes, affirmative action is dead.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins relationship advice. Getting rela- simply becomes collateral damage. ingful relationships with the oppo- Case in point: A federal appeals court this week rejected a legal chalNo matter what point of view we tionship advice from a comedian is It saddens me that any woman site sex, you may want to consider lenge in California to bring back race-based policies in student admissions all take on the state of Black rela- the perfect way to guarantee that would ever want to replicate this reading books by trained relation- at the University of California. By a 3-0 vote of the Ninth U.S. Circuit townships, we can all agree that your relationship will turn into a line of thinking. ship experts who can help you to Court ofAppeals in San Francisco, arguably the most liberal appeals court
in the nation reaffirmed Proposition 209, a voter-endorsed ban on affirthere some serious, ugly issues. In complete joke. Not to discredit How about we write another overcome your own issues, identify mative action. fact, the depth of the dysfunction Steve Harvey, but the whole idea of book called "Act like a lady, think the issues in others and build rela- Later this year, the Supreme Court will take up Fisher v.'University of that has come to plague the Black women learning to "think like a like a woman?" A real woman is townships that last. Texas, a case that challenges whether applicantsrace can be used as a facfamily structure is sick enough to man" is both frightening and sorely not someone who tries to emulate To be quite frank, "thinking like tor in granting admission -in an effort to diversify the student body. And ifs make you wonder if we should misguided. the behavior and thinking of the a man" is what led to the problems entirely possible the Court will rule against Texas, effectively sealing the
declare an indefinite moratorium I've never, in my life, ever want- lowest common denominator. She we have in the first place. Steve coffin shut on affirmative action programs for colleges and universities. on all reproductive activities. ed to date a woman who thinks like is not one who juggles men around Harvey books are written for peo- Even if that happens, however, affirmative action could live on, as colThis saddens me, for we can look a man. To be honest, that would like a circus bear on a unicycle. ple who spend their lives seeking leges and employers find ways to continue promoting diversity. In fact, right to the prison industrial com- actually scare me. She is not someone with a pile of something that they usually never that's exactly whaVs begint-ing to happen, and it's absolutely necessary
plex, broken educational systems This is not to generalize, for there sexual conquests (and subsequent find. In fact, I dare to say that most given our nation's demographic changes. and economic disparities as root are quite a few men who approach STDs) on her resume. She is of my friends in healthy happy rela- Regardless of the Court's upcoming decision, affirmative action oppocauses of the sickness that has relationships with a mature thought someone who commands respect in townships don't read Steve Harvey nents have successfully tarnished its name to the point that few are willcome to kill our ability to love one process wired to seek out true love. her relationships, seeks out mean- books at all. This is not meant to ing to speak it. There's hardly a college admissions officer or hiring execanother. Added to these systematic But unfortunately, commercialized ingful love, chooses the right part- undermine the book or the film, for utive willing to boast of an affirmative action plan, even when they openobstacles, we can throw on a layer Hip-Hop has taught us that a real ner, and consistently works to be I am sure Black people will show ly promote diversity a's a key feature of their campus life or workplace. of Hip-Hop music that teaches us man wants to be the perpetual the best partner she can be. up in droves. But instead, it is What this means is that affirmative action -- the effort by colleges and
that all women are "b*tches and sperm donor, the "peeyarnp," the The bottom line is that "thinking hopefully a sobering reminder that employers to foster racial and ethnic diversity in places where it hasn't trahoes," and that the size of a man's serial cheater and the "playa playa" like a man" has been, unfortunate- following the latest fad isn't usual- ditionally thrived -- will surely continue. But it will live by another name, wallet trumps his character in mak- with vagina juice falling out of his ly, a way to fight fire with fire in ly the best way to achieve your per- because our demographically-diverse society demands it. Sheer demoing him the right baby daddy for back pocket. He measures himself the on-going battle of the sexes tak- sonal objectives. graphic changes dictate that our nation find ways to incorporate a growyou. on the number of sexual conquests ing place in the Black community. Dr. Boyce Watkins is a professor ing group of racial and ethnic minorities among the educated and
What is most interesting about on his resume and how many Thinking like a man may help you at Syracuse University andfounder employed.
this depressing state of affairs is "hoes" he's got in his rolodex, for win the war, but love does not of the Your Black World Coalition. Thus, affirmative action, as most of us understood (or more accurately, that we are now leaning on comedi- sex has become a game in which emerge out of war. So, for anyone misunderstood), will surely rise in a reinvented form.
ans like Steve Harvey to give us the emotional well-being of others who wishes to build lasting, mean- As Richard P6rez-Pefia wrote recently in the New York Times, the
nations colleges and universities are sure to make diversity a vital ingredient in building a student body. "Recent history shows that when courts
Raising O ur Boys to be Safe or new laws restrict affirmative action, colleges try to find other ways to
increase minority admissions."
by Dr. Susan Messerman, CSM he described it. I asked if he want- not to interpret every random irrita- sense of proportion or if his father What those other ways will look like, and how they will affect No matter the outcome of the ed me to do anything about it, and tion as a personal injustice. When and I had done something right. America's schools, workplaces, and communities is unknown, and most controversy surrounding the fatal he thought for a minute. "I guess my children were little and said, Life doesn't provide a smooth likely will be subject to fresh debate and court challenges. But now is the shooting of Trayvon Martin by not," he decided. "That's not fair," I reminded them path no matter what our heritage. A time for progressive thinkers and policyrnakers to consider what laws are
neighborhood watch volunteer "You don't want me to call about that there is a difference between sense of self worth and basic good necessary to replace the demise of overt, legally-sanctioned diversity proGeorge Zimmerman in Florida late the yard teacher?" "not fair" and "I don't like it." We sense will help all kids navigate grams.
this February, the tragedy has "No," he said. "Her son is nice, don't like a lot of things that have their experiences more peacefully, If colleges and employers are intent on finding workaround strategies,
opened a dialogue on broader but she's strict as a whip." little to do with fairness, and even regardless of the obstacles, but this is -the moment for reasonable policy suggestions that can proactively
issues. One is the unique challenge It was clear from the reaction unfairness can be pretty random. even this will not always insure structure diversity efforts in the most progressive fashion possible, instead parents face in teaching African- that, for him, the incident was The more I thought about my their safety. of reacting to what surely will be conservative deconstruction.
American children to be safe but unfair, but it was over. He seemed son's reaction, the more comforted We, like the parents of many Fortunately, some work is already in progress. Writing in The Chronicle not fearful. to understand, at his young age, I was. I thought that as a teenager, African-American children, have of Higher Education, Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century
Over the past few weeks, that there would be some random if he encountered a biased police- had to teach our son specific strate-, Foundation, draws attention to a post-affirmative-action experiment at the
Americans are hearing from the unfairness in life. man, he would be calm and would gies to be safe. We have tried to University of Colorado at Boulder. The Colorado study discovered "that
parents of African-American chil- And I was deeply grateful for not bring on some possible wrath impart a perspective that is careful using a sizable socio-economic boost [in making admissions decisions], dren and even national figures that mature realization. As an the officer had to unload. He would but not paranoid. We pray it will be economic diversity increased compared with a system of race-based affirabout what special cautions go into African-American male, if he feels know how to avoid dangerous con- enough. native action," Kahlenberg writes, "But, surprisingly, racial diversity also
raising their children. he must go toe to toe over every flicts with other teenagers. Our son has "made it" to 25, and increased, though the sample size was too small to yield a statistically sigMy son was just seven when he- such situation, he will not survive. He would survive and I hope I am so grateful. But I still worry nificant result."
climbed into the car one day after .'In, the urban communitywhere I become a peacemaker and a fighter about him and all the other young During a conversation about alternatives to race-based affirmative school, sat in silence for a minute, work as a psychologist, I am con- for bigger causes not just a petty men without his kind of family sup- action programs, Kahlenberg explained that, by shifting the focus of then said, "Something really unfair corned about many of the young scrapper, making sure that every port and without his good luck. diversity efforts away from race to social and economic disadvantages, happened at school today." He was men I've worked with. They seem person he encountered treated him How will they stay safe? diversity efforts don't have to suffer.
so calm that I expected to hear so ready to jump into conflicts over the way he wanted. I don't know if Susan DeMersseman is a psy- Continued on page 7
about something that happened to the smallest things. Some of it our son was just blessed with a chologist and parent educator. someone else. seems related to a sense of self
He had left his lunch tray outside worth so fragile that the smallest
while he went into the bathroom. insult or perceived insult seems
When he returned he found that worth risking everything. A r V,
someone had stepped on his tray. They are at greater risk when
The orange juice had spilled and well-meaning parents teach their
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worth telling the yard supervisor experience, I was comforted by MY
about. The yard supervisor, proba- young son's ability to choose his
bly busy and distracted, sent him battles.
up to the principal. The incident with my son came
What bothered my son the most in the same week that a friend at Ilk,

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The Lois J. Roberts Allenites Su mril isoayBpitSpring Fe'stival Brings Praise and

Annual Shopping Spree Sumril isoayBpitCelebration to St. Mary's, Georgia
The public is invited to join a trek to the Hilton Head South Carolina to present WVomen in W~hite The third annual Spring Festival, Willie Mae Glover Praise in the Park
Shopping Outlets, Saturday April 21, 2012. Busses will depart at 7 a..m. The Deaconess Missionary Ministry will join Dr. James Henry, Pastor of Celebration, will be held Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. at and return at 7 p.m. The trip is being sponsored by Historic Mt. Zion Summerville Missionary Baptist Church, on April 22nd, tol present the St. Marys Waterfront Park. The event promotes unity in the communiA.M.E. Church Rev Pearce Ewing, Sr. Pastor. Tickets will include free "Women in White" at 5:00 p.m. Wrapping up the month on April 29th, the ty and people of all faiths are encouraged to be a part of this special celebreakfast. For information Contact Olivia A. Young President (904) 502- Senior Choir #1 of will present a musical at 5:00p.m. For more information bration. 6472. The church is located at 201 E. Beaver St. Jacksonville, Fl. 32202. visit the church at 690 W. 20th St., or call (904) 598-0510 or (904) 354- This uplifting event will be kicked off with a brief greeting at the parks In oS u h oH l o u e t8186. amphitheater and the family fun will continue throughout the park the rest
Info Sou ht o H lp ocu entSecond M issionary Baptist of the day. A variety of entertainment will be pr6vided, such as recording
African American Neighborhoods artist Daly Braxton, IGNITE, and Mechumn Clarke & True Purpose. You
Church W omen's Conference will also enjoy the sounds and movements of choirs, soloists, praise teams,
Information is being gathered on African American communities in TeDaossMntrofScdMiinryBpstCuhwllpn- and even dance teams. There will be bounce houses and other activities to
Jackonvlle.Preentl th conentatio ison L Vila-Dwntwn, sor their 2nd Women's Conference,. "The Virtuous Women 11" on Saturday keep the kids happy all day.
Brooklyn, Campbell Hill, Mixon Town, New Town, College Park, Sugar yi 8hfo 1 ~ o2pm Vendors offering arts, crafts, and food items are always a favorite part of
Hooith teity. Ifd yoaelve or orinatey o tabihee areasgpror The conference is aimed at young women who would like to live a better any festival and will be located in front of the St. Marys Waterfront Park too18ad wish tct.I o u aeive d rwre informaionoo thee area's bonaise pleisti life through Jesus Christ. The guest speaker will be Minister Yvonne drn h vn.W norg o ocm al n lnt pn h
to 980andwih t gie nfomaton n he reas ounaris, eoleinsi- Johnson of The First African Missionary Baptist Church of Kingsland, day. For more information contact Kenyatta Compton at nichellecomptutions, organizations, business and/or general characteristics, call (904) Georgia. Minister Johnson will be dealing with the Theme: A Decaying Tonh oc ris Fetia7tks- lcete2hrdSauda9n0pilechyarb
402-2205 ad leave yur name ad telephoe number.Culture or a Living Christ" 'Women of all ages are invited to participate and TePas etvltkspaetetidStra nArlec erb
share a free lunch. proclamation of the St. Marys City Council. This year's event is hosted by
Unity in the Community Concert To attend this conference, please call the church at 354-8268 no later than Chayil Outreach and the St. Marys DDA and is sponsored in part by the St.
Edward Waters College will host a Unity in the Community benefit concert Friday April 20, 2012. The church is located at 954 Kings Rd. Jacksonville, Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau. during the Colleges annual Alumni Weekend, Friday, April 13th at 7:00 Fl. Rev. Odell Smith Jr. Pastor. p.m. at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver St. The ben- E tn in S r ieP ee t
efit will raise funds for its $1 Million Challenge Grant for campus enhance- Stanton Gala Planning M eeting E tn in S rieP e e t
ments. The EWC Alumni Reunion Choir will headline. For more informa- The current class leaders on Old Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton and Cinco De M ayo for M others Day
tion contact EWC's Division of Institutional Advancement at (904) 470- Stanton Vocational High Schools will meet Monday April 16th at Bethel The University Of Florida Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer 8251 or email or Baptist Institutional Church, 325 Bethel Baptist Street (First Street Sciences Program will present a program on Cinco de Mayo for Mother's
7 L st ~ ors o Ch istentrance). The purpose of the meeting is to discuss plans for the 6th Stanton Day at the Duval County Extension Office, 10 10 North McDuff Avenue on
7 La t Wo ds f Ch istGala, June 23, 2012. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. at Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 10 A.M.
The Seven Last Prophetic Words of Christ to Women will be presented at Bethel on May 21st and June 11th. Representative from all classes are Show your mother how much you care by learning to make a memorable EWC's Milne Auditorium by "These Preaching Women". It will be held on encouraged to attend. For more information contact Chairman, Kenneth meal. Join us for this family-friendly workshop where you will learn to Thursday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Reddick at 764-8795 or visit our website at prepare recipes using healthy ingredients, create table decorations and
bake tasty breads and desserts. Children are welcome to attend with mom
A Gift of M usic First Timothy Community Yard Sale and dad. All ages are encouraged to participate in this workshop! There is
a charge of $10 per person or $15 a family of four (2 adults and 2 children).
New Bethel A.M.E. Church will present "A Gift of Music Tour", bringing First Timothy North The Word Church, will hold a Community Yard Sale Reservations and pre-payment are necessary by Wednesday, May 2, music cultural awareness to the children of South Africa, featuring on Saturday April 14th from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. The church is located at 12103 2012. Call 255-7450 or email to schedule your reservasongstress Azschrielle Jackson. The event will be held, Sunday, April 15th, Biscayne Blvd Jacksonville, Fla. 32218 on the Northside. Donations are tion. at 3 p.m. featuring performances from local talent. The church is located at being accepted and you are also welcome to come and sell your wares. For 45133 Page Street in Callahan, Fl For more information contact renas- more information, call 757-9878/ or call Yvette Washington at 879-4303. ~" *A


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Remembering the Black ABCs.......

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is for Id. J is for atural. A is for afro. U i for us T__ is___for___talk.I is for cluick.
From "Black ABCs". a 1970 set of alphabet wall cards for US public schools designed to help build selesteem and provide role models for African American kids.

Religion, Dating and You: How Important is Being "Equally Yoked"?

by Margot Lester important? What is most impor- man or woman? Meeting mutual more." anyone outside her faith until she moderator (a psychologist) had u,
For some singles, there's an uneasy tant?" friends is also a great way to meet Dating Between Faiths met Rich, who's Jewish. Now speak of our faith's similarities, dif
balance between romance and reli- Tip: "Relationships are a like a [potential partners] because your While some singles find dating they're engaged. "As my mom said ferences, misconceptions, etc.,' gion. "I want to date within my long j ourney of colliding and com- friends know you, love you and are within their faith preferable, some around my 30th birthday when I says Mary. ";As we got to weeks 4. faith," says Ben, "but I've had a peting values," he continues. "Is the able to gauge who would be a good venture across belief systems. Lynn was single and desperately looking 6, we started delving into parents hard time finding Miss Right within fascination (or infatuation) worth match for you." is a Catholic and her fianc6 is a non- for love: 'Prince Charming may not how to celebrate the holidays, mar.
my religion." Should he give up on the conflict? Or put more crassly, is Focusing on the process of partic- practicing Christian Scientist. "I come on a white horse, he may riage and children. It was truly eye. religious compatibility in order to the sex worth the hassle? ipation as opposed to the result of think that for couples of different come on a brown one.' I didn't quite opening." find a companion? Or should he Sometimes we think yes, but after a romance will keep you from falling faiths, understanding, acceptance, understand that. I wanted Mr. Right, The class helped Mary and hei leave his romantic fate in the hands few broken hearts myself, in the into a typical trap. Gilda Carle, and interest in your partner's reli- I refused to settle." Mary thought fianc& get closer to their religions a, of a higher power? long run, I say no." Ph.D., author of Don't Bet on the gion are essential," she says. Mr. Right would be Catholic, they introduced new ideas and tra.
"Faith is core to one's identity, and Meeting Someone in Your Faith Prince! How to Have the Man You "Ultimately it is part of who that "But in the end, mom's always ditions to each other. It also helped your identity is what carries you "The best way to meet someone Want by Betting On Yourself, offers person is -- and if you love them, right. So Rich, the love of my life, them learn to talk about their value,, through life," says Steve Chavis, that you will be compatible with is this cautionary advice: "Stop writ- you accept them and try and learn my Prince Charming, showed up on and to reach agreement on impor. communications director for the to get busy doing things that you ing a romance novel about each per- about their upbringing and what a brown horse, bald and Jewish!" tant issues. "It provoked a lot o: Denver-based Promise Keepers. really enjoy," says Michelle son you date; it's just a date and just makes them who they are." Tip: Enroll in a class for interfaith thought in both of us and we areE
"Faced with any challenge or McKinney Hammond, author of enjoy it without trying to make it Mary, also Catholic, never dated couples at a temple or church. "The better couple for taking it."
opportunity, you will respond based Sassy, Single and Satisfied. "If your
on what you think of yourself. Your personal enjoyment is the focus VW here D o VW e G o From H ere continued from front guilty" verdict. We've seen how
deepest spiritual beliefs will drive over who will be there for you to beas h O on"Florida with, live next to, and work with.sathn Sm bofieo- that's done. Remember Martin Lee
your decisions and your actions, meet, it is inevitable that you will because. The GOPonsle cary The saeae"jsie o rftphgaztone s ho d bo ae non Anderson, the Black teen who was
Regardless of our religion, we'll act meet someone who shares your politically.yThe "concealedwcarry" Theyvn hei maeusltie or prfits oai zation shoink uld makte itm choked to death by guards while on what we really believe. There interest. Don't set yourself up for ande "sta yors ron lraw s a r thasieir full-tie ja n tison to lirmnks it fand videotape was rolling in a Panama areelenyloe Chrstins hohatensthidiappontmnt ftatendng ereeritcalfacorsintTayvn's hat'juticenmaibeaglngrtmeply'ilawfinoPrks ndorom Ciyayothiootcampin?006TTh
church and sleep around. There are events with the hope that someone death were conceived and passed coming if it comes at all. (More (htt://, to work trial was held in conservative Bay pagans who are celibate, so it's not will be there for you to meet. on the GOP's legislative and gov- on that later.) out the details and make sure the County and all of the guards were
about the label or church attendance Instead, have the mindset that you ernmental watch. Democrats, as I've written about how Black family gets the money. acquitted of aggravated manslaughor your group." are going because it is something usual, could only cuss and fuss. America financially abandoned the We must Continue the pressure ter charges.
It's about what you truly enjoy and want to do, and If you insist on spending money families of Malcolm X, Medgar until specific goals are accom- Expect Zimmerman's lawyer to try
you really believe, if you meet someone.., well, that symbolically, make a donation in Evers, MLK, and other civil rights plished. The initial and immediate to change the trial's venue to a
"I love to dig around and ask would be an added pleasure!" that amount to financially support martyrs in their hour of extreme goal: Zimmerman should be mostly White, gun-toting, politicalquestions and learn how people see Tip: Find community or charita- Trayvon Martin's family. Trayvon's financial need after the breadwin- charged and arrested. FSanford till ly conservative Florida county. If things," Chavis says. "Many things ble causes that pique your interest parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy ners of these families were brutally that happens. Zimmerman gets jurors who are
Isee are very attractive, and I might and get involved. "The person you Martin, are spending thousands of murdered. If Zimmerman is finally arrested grdsoe tobleeTryo a
want to go deeper with that person. want to have in your life is a caring, dollars in travel expenses. They are Black Floridians are all over social and charged and I'm sure he will a threat, Zimmerman will walk. It's But sooner or later, a question of sharing person," Hammond says. average, middle-class Black networking, and the Internet makes be, probably without a grand Jury happened before. values will come up. What is "Where better to find that type of Floridians that we go to church it easy to contribute online or via indictment be prepared for a "not

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

EWC Unity Concert Downtown Jacksonville's 14th at 3:00 p.m., on the campus of or 28th, from 2 5:30 p.m., in conferEdward Waters College will host Southbank, Wyndham Jacksonville Florida State College of ence room B. For more information FunkFest 2012
a Unity in the Community benefit Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Drive. Jacksonville, located at 101 W. 1st Annual Antiques call the library at (904) 757.7702 or Jacksonville get ready for live
concert Friday, April 13th at 7 The four night series includes free, State St. For more information call & Garden Party email music and good time for Funk Fest
p.m. at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist family-friendly movies, beginning (904) 887-8156 or visit www.senio- 2012. Held May 11 and 12th at
Church, 1118 West Beaver St. The Friday, April 13th and featuring Save the date for the 1st Annual Bill Cosby in Concert Metropolitan Park, featured artists
EWC Alumni Reunion Choir will "Despicable Me." For movie sched- Antiques and Garden Party, benefit- Renowned comedian Bill Cosby will include, New Edition, Dougie
headline. For more information call ules visit www.downtownjack- Kool and the Gang ting All Saints Center, Sulzbacher will speak on the human condition, Fresh, Charlie Wilson, Ledisi, or call 904-634-0303. Center and other community mis- wil seaonthphuan tion, Fresh hrl e n L d
(904) 470-8251 or email advance- with Van Halen sions, April 19th April 21st in family relationships, and the evolv- Erykah Badu, Loose Endz and PRIDE Book Kool and the Gang will celebrate San Marco The preview party, ing roles of men and women. more. Tickets can be purchased at
plenty of good times on the road appraisal fair and antiques and gar- Sunday, April 29th at 2 p.m., at the local Metro PCS locations.
P.R.I.D.E. Book Club Club Meeting with the hit band Van Halen, den party will be held at All Saints Times Union Center. Call 633The next Pride Book Club Meeting The April Book Club Meeting will Monday, April 16th, at Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks 6110 or visit NMiracle on
will be held Friday, April 13th at be held on Friday, April 13th at 7 Jacksonville Memorial Veterans Avenue. For more information, Ashley Street
7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held p.m. at the home of Debra Lewis. Arena. Be ready for classic hits contact the All Saints office at 737- Spoken Word The Clara White Mission's 15th
at the home of Debra Lewis, and The book for discussion will be such as "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies' 8488 or 610-2204 or email at the Ritz annual "Miracle on Ashley Street"
book for discussion is "What "What Doesn't Kill You: A Novel Night," "Get Down On It" and, of Once a month the Ritz offers an. Celebrity Chef and Servers event
Doesn't Kill You: A Novel" by by Virginia DeBerry and Donna course, "Celebration." A good party open mic for poets and poetry will be held, Friday, May 18th, 11
Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant. Grant. PRIDE is the area's oldest is in store! For more information Delta Sunset Jam lovers of all ages. Show off your a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual event is
For directions and more informa- and largest book club for people of contact the arena at (904) 630- The Jacksonville Alumnae own talent for verse or just come, held to raise funds to benefit and
tion call Debra Lewis at (904) 693- color. Participants are asked to 3900or visit Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta listen and soak up the creative address the homeless and Critical 9859 or Felice Franklin (904) 389- bring refreshments. For directions Sorority, Inc. will present the atmosphere. The next one is demands for the homeless and low8417 or (904) 703-8264. or more info, call 693-9859. Rachelle Farrell Delta's Sunset JAM, Sunday, April Thursday, May 3rd at 7 p.m. For income. For more information conin Concert 22, 2012, from 6-10 p.m. at the more information, call 632-5555. tact Lynn Jones at
Jacksonville SuperFest Teen Leaders of The Ritz Theater will present Crab Cake Factory, 1396 Beach or
Experience the Jacksonville American Auditions recording artist Rachelle Farrell in Blvd. at Jacksonville Beach. Amateur Night call (904) 354.4162.
SuperFest Music and Arts Festival, Teen Leaders of America is cur- concert on Friday, April 20th at 8 Entertainment will be by songstress at The Ritz Friday, April 13th at at the Aloft rently looking for teens to audition p.m. $40 tickets are on sale now. Akia Uwanda. For more informa- Free Kids Carnival at
Hotel and Saturday, April 14th at for a teen talent show. A cash prize For more information, call 632- tion contact Avis Sweet at (904) Modeled after Amateur Night at the University of North Florida. will be awarded to the winner! The 5555. 463-1674. the famed Apollo Theatre in Mali Vai Washington
Come on a journey of the musical remaining audition date is Harlem, contestants compete for MaliVai Washington Kids
senses. View local art, taste exqui- n a it at Family Game cash prizes and let the audience be Foundation will host their Kids 4
site cocktails and hours doexui- Saturday, April 14th at 10 a.m. at Journey of Hope Fthe judge. Friday, May 4,7:30 p.m. Kids Carnival for the community
and a showcase of horsd'oeuvres the Schell-Sweet Resource Center, An auction and concert featuring Day at the Library at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, on Saturday, May 19th from 10
beand msowcste Jacksonville's 1697 Kings Rd. For more audition the Jacksonville Children's Choir The Armis Club of Jacksonville 829 N. Davis Street for more infor- a.m. to 2 p.m. at the MaliVai best and most diverse musical talent time and more information call will take place Saturday, April 21, are hosting Family Game Days at mation call (904) 632- 5555 or Washington Youth Center. It is with more than 70 acts performing. (904) 212-1512 or email regis- 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing various library branches around the email open to the public and features For more information www.jack-te tenadromrcao. Arts Center, Atlantic Coast High city, everyone is invited to learn, interactive activities for every age!
School, 9735 R.J. Skinner Pkwy, play, and enjoy board games and Annual Shrimp Festival Come out and enjoy games,
Free Movies on Ms. Senior 32256. For more information visit make new friends. One of the par- The Annual Mayport Shrimp bounces houses and inflatable's,
Florida Pageant or call ticipating branches will be The Festival will be held May 4-6 in contests, a live DJ, mascots, arts &
the Southbank The Ms. Florida Senior America (904) 353-1636 or email Highlands Regional Branch, 1826 Fernandina Beach.Join shrimp crafts, tennis clinics, prizes, special
"Movies in the Park" returns to pageant takes place Saturday, April Dunn Avenue, on Saturday, April lovers and art patrons from around guest appearances, give-a-ways and he world for the annual event held more! For more info on MWKF or
during daylight hours. For more the Camival, call Ashley Strickland
information, call 261-5841. at (904) 359-5437(KIDS).

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Famed Sculptor Elizabeth Homeowner Association Could he Sued in Martin Case

C atlett P asses at 96 SANFORD, Fla. If Trayvon association to residents in associations. "You may be seen as me that they recognized that."
wasraied y er othra tachr, Martin's family sues over his February, the same month as the enabling the occurrence or the Don O'Brien, an officer with the
wasrasedbyhe mohe, techr, death, they might not target George shooting. It said Zimmerman was loss." Retreat at Twin Lakes homeowners
because her father, who was also a Zimmerman but instead the home- the go-to person for residents who Zimmerman has admitted to association, said, "No," and closed
teacher, had died little before she owners association of the neigh- had been the victims of a crime, fatally shooting Martin during a the door on a reporter who contactwas bom. She .said she knew from borhood where the shooting hap- Under the heading confrontation Feb. 26 but has said ed him at his home. No one
aepened and Zimmerman lived. "Neighborhood Watch," the it was in self-defense. The case has answered the door at the homes of
She attended Howard University That's because if Zimmerman's newsletter's message recommend- rocked the country with calls for an two other association officers,
where she graduated with a B.A. in claim that he shot the unarmed 17- ed that residents first call police arrest. Jenna Lauer and Cynthia Wibker.
atdthe n cived ofIwhere stea year-old in self-defense is upheld and then "please contact our By designating Zimmerman the All live inside the complex of more theUnvesit o Iwa hee he by prosecutors, a judge or a jury, Captain, George Zimmerman ... so neighborhood watch captain in the than 250 townhomes. wasstdet f ran Wod piner Florida's so-called stand your he can be aware and help address newsletter, the homeowners asso- If Zimmerman were to be conof iconic "American Gothic." Wood ground law would protect him the issue with other residents." ciation "is stuck"' if it's sued, said victed of a crime, the door would told his young student to make art from a lawsuit. But his clearance or That seeming endorsement of Justin Clark, an attorney based in be wide open to a lawsuit -- Florida aut htoo sh adiew et er acquittal wouldn't stop Martin's Zimmerman exposes the 7-year- Longwood,' Fla., whose practice courts have held, that homeowners Calet oo hs dvcetohert parents from suing The Retreat at old association to possible legal includes real estate law. associations -can be held liable mn
iii and began making images of strong Twin Lakes homeowners, associa- action by M~rtin's parents, home- "So, if you're going to send out a wrongful-death cases.
an euiu lc oemkn inand nitisuacpoces-ow rssoitonattorneys said. newsletter saying, 'Hey, he is the A state appellate court in South
signature issues of racial identity, and assets would make it a much "It's almost like if you give your captain. Whatever he says goes,' Florida ruled seven years ago that a ElzbhCtetfamily dynamics and social and more lucrative Itarget than son- the, keys to a brand new You have now basically rented a Miami homeowners association
M EXIC b CIT aScltoran political struggle. Zimmerman, even if he isevnu Corvet Ite when he turns 16" and he free police officer for your neigh- was partially at fault in the death of
printmaker Y Elzbt ctltr an.S Studying ceramics at the Art ally convicted of a crime. ~ gets in, an accident,, said Roberto 1,orhood," Clark "He certainly a visitor whose estranged husband'
epriater rEnownbedh forett her .S Institute of Chicago, she met her P~1lus, lawyers say, Exhibit A Blanch aSouth Florida attorneyt took oQn tha~t riole witl: the home-, entered bt ed commniy an~ fedprtrayal reofne Afra-Aerdicn first husband, painter Charles White woude a njew~sletter sent iby the wh inpb6 neownei ocr soiation ,and it seems tor killed her. ;4-,;: ..
in the early 1940s. .i t <- <--<-.
and Mexican women has died at the In 1946, Catlett moved to MexicoKn wB a kvW so rdTt ic
age of 96. City and met muralist Diego Rivera Did You Kn wa BakFamily a On B adthe Ttnc
Bomn in Washington, D.C., Catlett and other friends of him. Soon after,
moved to Mexico in 1946, became sh ondawrso flfitwere on board to leave France comments to Laroche and his
friends with great Mexican muralist p~mkr n e e ubnenroute to Haiti because Laroche daughters, believing they were
Diego Rivera and others in his cir- Francisco Mora, who was also in couldn't find work in his profession Italian or Japanese because of their
cle, and married Mexican artist the group. as an architect because he was darker skin.
Francisco Mora. With its formal beauty and uni Black. He had decided to return to On the night of April 14, Laroche
Sh bcae non orhe cm- versal themes, Catlett's artwork his homeland where his uncle was was in the smoking parlor with
mitment to winning greater rights drew much of its dynmc form and _the president and his job prospects other men traveling second class
for blacks, women and workers in emotional energy from her investi- would be much better. when he felt the ship hit the iceberg.
the United States and her adopted gtoofrcaanehicdniy.The young Laroche grew up in a He ran back to his room to check on
country. Catlett witnessed almost Catlett says famed abolitionist well-to-do Haitian family. When he his wife and daughters.
every important artistic and social Harriet Tubman and singer/civil was 14, his parents sent him to When the ship began to sink,
movement of the 20th century and Fac osuyegneig hr aoh lcdtefml' oe
rights advocate Paul Robeson Fac osuyegneig hr aoh lcdtefml' oe
trvee i om f hesmeilu- inspired her. he met Juliette, who was white and and valuables in a coat and draped
trious circles as the great American The smooth, stylized faces she whose father owned a winery, it around his wife's shoulders. (The
artist Jacob Lawrence and poet supewrelsabtinvdalLaroche's mother had sent *the coat was later stolen.) He then
Langston Hughes. polanmoeauthedgiyfamily first-class tickets to travel on placed his family in a lifeboat and
She was arrested during a railroad peeand miiyoe abuttea mnt the French liner France. But just stayed on the ship helping get other
workers' protest in Mexico City in woman and child sculpture that's -before departure, the Laroches women and children to safety.
1958 and in 1962 the U.S. State meant to comfort, uplift and inspire. learned that the ship wouldn't allow He told his wife he would meet
Department banned her from Her prints expressed her lifelong -them to dine with their children. her in New York. But he didn't surreturning to the United States for cmientoueatsatolfrOut of concern about the younger vive and his body was never found.
nearly a decade because of her social change, often incorporating d0,daughter, who was sickly, they trad- Juliette Laroche, their two daughpolitical affiliations, the slogans ("Black Is Beautiful") Th aocefml nPrspirt aln.ed their tickets for second-class ters and unborn son survived, and
Working in wood, stone and other and revolutionary heroes (Angela Th aocefml nPrspirt on the Titanic. when they eventually returned to
natural materials, she produced Davis and Malcolm X) of the civil A .s America commemorates the educated engineer traveling with According to museum exhibits, France, her father had lost his winsimple, flowing sculptures of anniverblc pwr ovmnt.sary of the Titanic's sinking his family, is believed to be the the family boarded the Titanic on ery during World War 1. The family
womenchidrenandaborrs, righCtlis nd ive blac pow er omns, and the blockbuster movie that told only black man among the passen- the evening of April 10, 1912, at lived in poverty for a few years womn chMid n and borers 0gandct islsrenived y x threans its' story, many people are not gers on the Titanic. Cherbourg, France. They spent until she won a settlement from the
Americans that she used to promote grandchildren. Her remains were be aware that there were actually When the Titanic set sail, most of their time enjoying the Titanic disaster.
social justice. cremated in a private ceremony in Black passengers aboard. Joseph Laroche, 26, his pregnant wife, British luxury liner. But some crew The 100th anniversary of the
Catlett, born on April 15, 1915, Mxc.Laroche, a Haitian-bom, French- Juliette, 22, and their two daughters members, di aedsprgn Titanic's sinking spl1t.




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For thie

Mentoring: boys

chang lives

age eleven, Willie was headed for disaster. His home life
was full of violence and abuse, and he was full of self-hatred
and anger.
"I felt no one loved me," he says. "So at twelve, I started digging my
own grave in the canyon behind my house."
But then something happened. Some caring mentors came alongside
Willie and changed his life. As he puts it, "They kept pursuing me because
they saw what I could not my true potential."

Boys at Risk
Willie was considered an at-risk youth. Kids like Willie have problems
that put their health, development and overall success in life in jeopardy.
The National At-Risk Education Network defines at-risk in two ways:
At-risk of dropping out of school
At-risk of not succeeding in life due to being raised in unfavorable
How do young people end up at-risk? To look at the dropout issue, there
is no single risk factor to predict who is likely to drop put of school it's
actually a combination of circumstances.
The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson University
reviewed 25 years of research and found that dropping out of school is
related to individual, family, school and community factors. It's described
as a long process of disengagement that adds up over time.
Being raised "in unfavorable circumstances" includes factors such as
poverty, limited access to opportunities, and the lack of positive adult
influences in their lives.
"Boys naturally look toward men for guidance, but too many young
men don't have solid male role models to.look up to," said Craig McClain,
cofounder of Boys to Men Mentoring Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to guiding boys through their passage to manhood. "Growing
up without fathers, male mentors or positive role models has a devastating At-risk boys get the chance at a better life with
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0FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 10- 16, 2012 20 1- 2 BL C CO L G BA EB L (Sadig an WekyHoos
Winston-Salem State 14 2 27 16 Delaware State 8 1 18 13 Claflin 11 4 18 15 Jackson State 13 2 21 10
Chowan 13 4 22 20 Md. Eastern Shore 7 5 8 23 Albany State 10 5 15 17 Alabama State 10 5 16 19
TI Virginia State 8 6 19 15 Norfolk State 5 6 8 19 Benedict 9 6 19 10 AlcomState 6 6 7 25
St. Augustine's 8 9 16 29 Coppin State 0 8 0 25 Morehouse 2 13 5 27 Miss. Valley St. 6 9 6 26
Shaw 5 11 9 20 SOUTHERN Clark Atlanta 1 14 3 28 AlabamaA&M 1 14 6 27
Eliz. City State 3 11 5 20 Bethune-Cookman 9 3 19 11 WEST WEST W L W L
Lincoln 3 11 5 20 NCA&TState 6 6 12 18 Stillman 15 0 18 15 Prairie ViewA&M 9 2 18 14
N. C. Central 6 6 10 24 Tuskegee 9 6 11 21 Grambling State 9 6 15 14
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Savannah State 5 7 11 21 Miles 9 6 16 14
PLAYER and OFFENSIVE PLAYER FloddaA&M 4 8 6 27 Kentucky State 8 7 9 16 Southern 8 7 17 14
Daveed Todd, Jr, 1B, SAINT AUG'S Batted .462 with 6 RI, LeMoyne-Owen 4 10 8 21 Ark. Pine Bluff 5 10 6 25
Lane 2 12 2 25 TexasSouthern 4 10 16 15
a home run and double in four games. Drove in four runs vs. MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
NSU and Shaw Sports photos Chowan, was 2-for-3 with one RBI vs. UNC-P-. PLAYER SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
TOP COACHES: Norfolk PITCHER EddleSorondo, So. C, OSU-Hit.636with7hitsin 11 AnS PLAYER -EAST PLAYER
John DesChamps, Sr., LHP, CHOWAN -Two wins to improveto in 3-1 week. Went 3-for-5 with 2 runs scores and 3 RBI vs. William Van Winkle, Jr., 1 B, PAINE 5-10 (501), 3 HRs NA State's Anthony Evans 7-2. Complete-game nine-inning win over Lincoln (4 Ks, 1 earned NSU. Had 3 assists and 16 putouts for the week, and a double, .785 OBP, 7 RBI, 6 runs in 3-1 week. PITCHER
(top) and Shaw's Jacques run,scatteredninehits).HeldSLAug'stofourhitsinS-2win. Stuck PITCHER PITCHER-EAST NA
Tyler Padgett, So., F, PAINE -7 innings, 10) Ks, 1 BE, 2.57
Curtis (bottom) led their out 10 in two games, 4 BBs, .181 batting average. EstarlnPaulno, Sr., NC A&T Struck out 11 and had ERA in 17-2 win over Benedict.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER 1.12 ERA in 8-1 win over FAMU. No walks and one runs PLAYER WEST
teams to big victories on CalvlnButcher, So.,2B,ST.AUG'S-Sixputoutsandsixassists, in eight innings. Casey Hall, Jr., UP, STILLMAN -g -for-12 (.750) with
BILLIN G the national stage. no errors in four games. ROOKIE 2 doubles, .917 SP in four games. Five runs, 5 RBI in
COACH Aaron Jones, Fr., SS, CSU Hit .471 with a run scored 3-1 week.
Taylor Furlough, CHOWAN Led Hawks to 3-2 week with and three RBI. In loss to UMES, was 4-for-5 with an RBI. PITCHER WEST Josh Cagle, Sr., LHP, STILLMAN Complete game
2011-12 BCSP BAAD TEAM; HOWARD CLEARS UP three CIAAwino. Also had 16 assists and nine putouts. shutout with 9 Ks and no BBs in 16-0 win over Miles. Held
CONTROVERSY; TENN. STATE LOSES COOPERobatters to .200 average giving up no earned runs. Moved to 5-3 on season.

Howard clears up person Kerry-Ann Hamilton. "As a result of family the best for years
TSU'S COOPER MIAMI (OH) BOUND: controversy this decision, all spring sports teams will com- to come."
John Cooper, head coach at Tennessee State Uni- News reports indicated last Tuesday that pete as scheduled for the remainder of the sea- In Broughton's four
versity for the past three seasons, Howard University had suspended its entire Tigers, her overall record
has been named to direct Miami athletic program and was cancelling scheduled was 33-88. Her teams
University's men's basketball spring sports events while it investigated pos- Broughton resigns at have made the SWAC
team. He succeeds Charlie Coles sible violations involving student/athletes in a Texas Southern Tournament three of her
variety of sports.
who recently retired after 16 sea- The reports indicated that the possible vio- Yolanda Wells-Broughton has resigned as four years and they have
sons at the school. lations surrounded the illegal use of textbook head women's basketball coach at Texas South- been in the semi-finals
Cooper was introduced to vouchers by student/athletes. ern University. twice (2010 & 2012).
Miami fans and media at Miami Local and national news media ran with the "I would like to thank President Dr. (John) Last season's team fin- Wells-Broughton
University's Voice of America story creating a furor around the Bison athletic Rudley and Dr. (Charles) McClelland for the op- ished 5-26. Broughton
Learning Center in West Chester department. portunity to coach at Texas Southern University. also produced the program's first All-SWAC playTSU Sports Photo a 3eprmJust a few days after departesus- The experiences that I have had as a head coach ers since 2000.
C Ron Monday at 3 p.m. Pensions of several announcing the s- at Texas Southern have forever enriched my life. "I want to sincerely thank coach Broughton
According to Miami Director during an internal investigation for suspected I coached some remarkable young women who for her years of dedication to Texas Southern,"
of Athletics Brad Bates, Cooper's experience as a head NCAA violations, Howard University reinstated are poised to do great things both on and off the said Texas Southern Athletics Director Dr. Charles

coach and as an assistant coach at Auburn, Oregon, South them Friday, officials said. court. I can assure you that Iran a clean program McClellan "She has truly laid a solid foundation
Carolina and Fayetteville State was a major determinant "Student athletes who were declared ineli- and we did things the fight way. The foundation for the program. I am extremely appreciative for
to his hiring at Miami, but his emphasis on academics also gible to compete by Howard University last Fri- has been laid for a successful future. It has been her dedication and hard work, and I will forever be
played a role in his selection. day have been reinstated," said school spokes- my honor to serve and I wish the Texas Southern grateful and supportive of her future endeavors."
"John Cooper symbolizes the extraordinary future of
Miami basketball that we all envision," Bates said. "He excelled as a student-athlete, as team captain, leading scorer and rebounder, and a Rhodes Scholar candidate. John has
been mentored by some extraordinary leaders in the sport Team black
Teamof backcollege all-stars
and has coached in the Southeastern Conference and the
PAC 12 Conference. He has annually increased three criti- LUT WILLIAMS Kyle
cal variables during his time in Nashville: competitiveness, Williams BCSP Editor O'Quinn
Academic Performance Rating and attendance. Most im- Amongst a number of standportantly, John genuinely cares about his players as high WOMEN out individuals on the 2011-12 MEN
school prospects, students and alums." FIRST TEAM BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS PAGE FIRST TEAM
Cooper's 2011-12 Tennessee State squad posted a 20- Jerlcka Jenkins, 5-4, Sr., G, Hampton' "BAAD" TEAM of black college bas- Malik Alvin, 6-0, Sr., G, Shaw'
13.8 ppg,, 7.1 apg., .832 FT% 19.6 ppg., .536 FG%, .515 3FG%
Whiquitta Tobar, 5-7, Sr., 0, Ab & ketball all-stars, Shaw forward/ Robert Covington, 6-9, Jr., F, Tenn. State2 and the Tigers' first 20-win season in 32 years. The team 19.8 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 2.8 apg.,.798 FT% center Aslea William and Nor- 17.8 ppg. 7.8 rpg.,.526 FG%,.48 3FG%
had an 11-5 league record in Ohio Valley Conference play. Antonia Bennett, 6-1, Sr., F, Florida A&M0 folk State center Kyle O'Quinn Quincy Roberts, 6-5, Jr., G, Grambling3
His team's most impressive victory this past season came 17.7 ppg., 9.5 rpg., 1.7 bpg., .442 FG% standout for where they took their 23.9 ppg., 6.0 rpg., .801 FT%,
on Feb. 9 when it defeated seventh-ranked Murray State, 2 Keyona Bryant, 6-0, Sr., C, St. Augustine's 4 teams. Kyle O'Quinn, 6-10, Sr., C, Norfok State 2
16.9 ppg., 9.8 rpg., .825 FT%, .513 FG% Williams led Shaw to its re- 16.2 ppg,, 10.2 rpg., 2.7 bpg., .575 FG%
72-68. The loss was only one of two in '11-12 suffered by Aslea Williams, 6-1, Jr., C, Shaw cord ninth CIAA title and then Marcus Goode, 6-10, Jr., C, Benedicta
the 31-2 Racers. Cooper's team nearly earned a berth in the 15.5 ppg,, 8.9 rpg., 2.7 bpg., .470 FG% sparked the Lady Bears as they 18.5 ppg., 11.3 rpg., 2.7 bpg., .513 FG%
2012 NCAA Tournament, losing at the hands of Murray won their first women's NCAA
State by a score of 54-52 in the OVC Tournament final. SECOND TEAM Div. H national championship. SECOND TEAM
On Feb. 19, 2012, Cooper led TSU to a 68-61 victory over Tamora Holmes, 5-8, Jr., G, Howard She averaged 15.5 points and 8.9 Tony Smith, 6-4, Sr., G, Shaw
18.3 ppg., 2.5 spg.,.770 FT% rebounds per game but her indom- 12.2 ppg., 6.9 rpg., 5.8 apg., .532 FG%
Miami at Miller Hall. TSU also claimed its first win over Jasmine Birdsong, 5-11, Sr., F, Ft. Valley St. itable spirit was the backbone of Trevin Parks, 5-11, Jr., G, JC Smith
an SEC opponent this year when the Tigers beat South 10.9 ppg., 8.3 rpg., .825 FT'%, .513 FG% Shaw's run to the national crown. 22.7 ppg.,.856 FT%, .387 3FG%
Carolina 64-63. His three-year overall record at TSU was Latia Williams, 5-10, Jr., F, Prairie View O'Quinn racked up a num- Dominique Sutton, 6-5, Sr., F, NC Central
43-51, including a 27-25 mark in OVC games. 14.2 ppg., 8.0 rpg., .438 FG%, .753 FT%, ber of individual awards includ- 16.4 ppg,, 7.4 rpg., .579 FG%
"Coach Cooper came to Tennessee State at a time when Kyria Buford, 6-1, Sr., F, Shaw ing MEAC player and defensive Quinton Doggett, 6-8, Sr., C, Southern
12.8 ppg., 8.3 rpg., .825 FT%, .513 FG% played r and defent 12.3 ppg., 7.8 rpg., 1.9 bpg.
our men's basketball program needed a bolt of energy," said Saadia Doyle, 6-0, Jr., F, Howard player of the year and tournament Paul Crosby, 6-8, Sr., C, Miss. Valley St.
TSUAthleticDirectorTeresaPhillips. "Hehasbeenabreath 17.1 ppg., 8.6 rpg., .424 FG% MVP. But leading the Spartans 13.1 ppg., 7.4 rpg., .825 FT%, .513 FG%
of fresh air with his direction and vision of our program. We to their first-ever league title and
ar uc ete f atrhaig i er o treyer.THIRD TEAM shocking first round upset of Mis- THIRD TEAM
Shonice Sprouse, 5-6, Sr., G, LeMoyne-Owen sor nteNA oraet Jay Threatt, 5-11, Sr., G, Delaware State
We wish Coach Cooper much success as he continues his 18.2 ppg., 3.8 apg., 2.5 3pg. took the cake. O'Quinn averaged 8.8 ppg., 6.0 apg., 3.0 spg., .821 FTS
career at Miami (Ohio)." April Thomas, 5-1, Fr., G, Albany State 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per Savalance Townsend, 6-1, Sr., 0, UAPB
TSU will begin a search for a new head coach imnme- 18.5 ppg., .355 3FG%, 3.0 3pg, game and was the linchpin of the 16.0 ppg., 3.1 apg., 2.2 spg., .733 FTS
diately. JaQuayla Barry, 5-11, Jr., G, NC A&T Spartans' run. Nigel Munson, 6-2, Sr., G, UDC
14.3 ppg., 7.4rpg. Shaw womens' head coach 19.4.ppg., 5.5 rpg.,,.481 FG%, .734 FT'S
C AM PBELL LEAVES HAMPTON: Stephanie Harper, 5-11, Jr., F, Eli,. City State Jacques Curtis and Norfolk State Darrion Pellum, 6-6, Sr., G, Hampton
15.2 ppg,, 11.6 rpg., .559 FG% head man Anthony Evans are the 18.3 ppg, .755 FT"/, 2.2 3pg.
Less than nine months after becoming Hampton Kiara Etienne, 5-10, Jr., F, Praiie VIew year's top coaches based on their Tahj Tate, 6-1, Fr., 0, Delaware State
University's first female athletic 13.2 ppg,, 3.0 rpg., 343 3FG%, 1,8 3pg. teams' accomplishments.161pg,.3sg74FT
director, Keshia Campbell has
resigned for personal reasons.
"In a nutshell, I did resign," g'0.
Campbell told The (Hampton) Daily Press on Wednesday. However, CIAA CETAMNEROLGAEEAC ALEICOFRNESIAC Am~i OFRNESWAC SOnI.ETN
she declined further comment. DIV CONF ALL CONF ALL CONF ALL DIV ALL
This was Campbell's second Chowan 6 0 10 2 19 24 Delaware Stale 6 0 16 11 Albany State 17 3 19 22 Miss. ValleySt. 7 0 20 17
Bowie State 4 0 9 1 13 11 Coppin Stale 7 2 14 15 Benedict 14 8 21 16 Jackson State 7 1 24 18
stint at Hampton where she served Virginia State 4 2 10 2 15 14 Nortolk State 4 2 15 17 Clattin 11 11 21 18 Alabana State 7 3 12 25
TS prsPoo.. .Eliz.City State 2 4 3 9 3 16 Howard 4 2 6 21 Clrktanytat 9 iS 11 26 AlornnateM 3 7 7 18
TS prsPoo as associate athletic director for Virginia Union 2 6 4 10 7 24 Hamton 2 4 13 21 Plarnta 8 16 1820 Al6ornSTae28 77
CAMPBELL amnsrto frm20-06 Lincoln 0 6 0 12 2 18 poga Palnee4116 12116WEES
adiitatosrm20420. DI VISION MorgEasn Se 1 5 7 16 WSTn2 91 Prairie View A&M 7 3 15 9
before leaving to work at the NCAA as assistant and as- Winston-SalemnState 5 0 10 1 19 16 M.EenShore 0e9t0c25 Sate 20 2 29 10 Texas Southern 4 3 17 19
Fayetteville State 7 3 10 5 10 33 Ark, PineackBlState3173 2421
soit irco f hminsis t.Agsin' 751 7Bethune-Cookmnan 6 0 20 21 Miles 15 7 17 22 Ak ieBuf 37 52
siteSthatn' 4 2 7 5 12174 NCA&TState 5 1 12 19 Tuskegee 11 11 14 16 Southern 2 5 6 22
In2009,theS.C.StateUniversityAthleticHallofFamer J. C. Smth 3 4 4 8 13 24 Savannah Stale 4 1 15 19 Leane-Oe 0 20 2 22Gabigtae 2881
became director for business affairs and special projects at Livingstone 1 9 3 13 11 15 S.C.SateM 0 6 11 21 SPL~ynEROFen WEE0K 2 SWAC PLAYERS OF ThEWEEK
the University of Texas-Dallas. She worked there until July, CAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK N. C. Central 0 6 3 34 PLAYER / EAST NA
2011 when she was hired to succeed Lonza Hardy, Jr at Sr., SS/I, ST. AUG'S- Posted a .636 batting average in MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PITCHER- EAST -NA
four games. Went 5-for-6 in two games vs. Shaw with four PLAYER NA
Hampto. Hary resgned o tak a suilar RI anda doule. HdM16eueouleandenassiss-witnonehchJleBaneos--GthJr., O, .-C5. Hi th745withELAYEREAESS Hantn ad eindafter five yearstotkasiia Reanadob.Hd16pousnd7sitswhon four doubles, tour RBt and runs scores In 3-0 sweep NA
error in four games atISS sod 1ot baae. of SCSU.
position at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. PITCHER Tie Caidwelt, Fr., FSU Finished 30 week PITCHER
Rone SitHaptn' vc pesdetwith one save. Set new career high with 16 Ks in win over Maddloon Hedderly, Jr., F, SSU -Panted a 2-0 record with
Rone S it, amto svie reidntfor adminis- Livingstone and worked three perfect innings iv save vs. St. 0.62 ERA in 17 innings. Vs. NCCU,10 Innings, 12 Ks. Four
trative services will act as AD while the university conducts Asg's tanning six. Was pine pit sway from a perfect game in Ks and one walk in 5-0 wIn vs. NCCU.
start vs. St. Aug's, whitting 12. Had 40 Ko in 24 innings. ROOKIE
a national search" for a replacement. OFFENSIVE Karlna Romero, Fr., OF, B-CU Hit .545 with S runs,
LIz Hipple, So., OF, CHO WAN Had 7 hits in 8 ABs, two 2 RBI io three wins. Went -for-4 in one game. Had 25
triples, a doable, 4 RBt in Iwo games wino vol/VUU, putouts the wesk.

OAZEEZ Commrunications, Inc. Vol. XVIII, No,.37

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~ 4~I Positive Black Female Images Returning

~ to Primetime and Newtorks are Cashing in

John Amos to join Martin Lawrence sitcom
It's been a long time since America's favorite
father John "James Evans" Amos graced our televisions. He wil now join the cast of CBS' Martin
Lawrence comedy pilot, reports
As previously reported, Lawrence plays Ty, a
widowed father of two teenagers who, after los-. ing his job in construction, decides to become a
rookie cop at age 46.
Amos will play Captain Lorenzo, Ty's commanding officer, an erudite, antique-collecting
family man who is very tough and no-nonsense
under his deceptively calm demeanor.
"My Name Is Earl" alum Suplee will play
Travis, Ty's new partner, an earnest, exuberant,/
straight-shooter. Park will play Kim, Ty's 16-year-old daughter.
Bobbi Kristina wants to play mom in biopic
The New York Post is reporting that
Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina
told friends that she would like to portray hermother in the upcoming film biopic.
Recent reports have circulated that ClPrime time shows now include a series starring Kerry Washington, and reality shows "Welcome to Sweeties Pies and gospel mavens Mary Mary.
Ranrnya e Jennif elyuner Husn ordidprs This Thursday night, ABC's might recognize from wife and girl- ing to cash in on the blaxploitation American women and targeting
ation for the role. According to TMZ, Bobbi Scandal will step out as a rarity on friend roles in films like The movie trend, so they hired Teresa black female viewers. From gospel
Kristina told friends that she believes she's TV: a show developed by one of the Fantastic Four and Ray. Graves to star as an undercover cop plays on the GMC channel to a host
the "perfect person" to play her late mother most powerful black women in TV, But in Scandal, she shines as in Get Christie Love. of shows on VHl, programmers are
in a biographical film, because "no one Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Olivia, a lawyer and crisis manager TV has come a long way since reaching out to black women.
knew her better." Rimes, depicting a powerful black inspired by real-life fixer Judy then, when a guy flung the N-word This is a valuable audience. They
woman in Washington, D.C.: Olivia Smith, whose cases have included at Christie Love, thinking she was a watch more TV than just about anyRiha n D fe ds C h is Poe, a top-flight crisis manager. Michael Vick and the BP oil spill, prostitute. But television still hasn't one else and control most purchasR ih nna D ef nds C hrs She's a "fixer" so impressive, she Neither one of them is anybody's found much room for showcasing ing decisions in black households,
can negotiate down payments with girlfriend, wife or sidekick. black women in starring roles out- totaling nearly $1 trillion in spendB row n R econciliation the~ Ukrainian mob in a burst of The last time a black woman side comedy, until now. ing power, according to Nielsen.
rai-iedialogue. She is played starred leading a network TV drama Scandal and Grey's Anatomy cre- Even Oprah Winfrey, the queen more people know about me. It's by Kerry Washington, whom you was 1974. TV producers were look- ator/executive producer Shonda of all media, has reached out to this
like, one less skeleton in the closet, A"Rhimes speaks during the 2007 group with a show about a successone less burden, one less secret; r ~ ~ 2 1 ~Television Critics Association sum- ful black businesswomen.
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what you want about it. I don't have B a k u t yThere's a whole slate of shows on unscripted show about a successful
IiRihanna's November 2009 AILFamily Values. It's an unscripted become a rare bright spot for
album, Rated R, was laden with a contract will be renewed. show starring R&B singer Toni Winfrey's OWN cable channel.
lot of the emotions she was feeling During his 13-year NFL career, Braxton and her mother and sib- With one analyst predicting her
post-Brown. Even her-look was Sapp played defensive tackle for lings. And it has become a surprise channel might lose $142 million
harder. The Barbados-bomn beauty the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the hit. this year, Winfrey has found that
dyed her hair black and cut it into aOakland Raiders. He was also on So the cable channel capitalized her typical audience of middle-aged
semi-shaved bob very similar to "Dancing with the Stars." on that success, devoting Thursdays white women hasn't watched
thenewhaistye se dbutd wil Sap ws aresed n 210 ollw- in prime time to unscripted shows enough to make her cable channel
promoting her upcoming movie, ing an alleged domestic violence fauig ArcnAeia ok
"Battleship." Although Rated R was incident at a Miami hotel. He women, including the gospel group So Oprah is reaching for black
very dark and edgy with song would have faced one count of rms- May ar.fmlviwsjnngohrptitles like "Stupid in Love" and demeanor domestic battery, but WE tv joins a growing list of grammers in learning a powerful
Rihanna has no apologies. When "Russian Roulette" it was hon- Warren Sapp prosecutors declined to prosecute cable channels that didn't start out lesson: Sometimes catering to the
the pop star made her reconciliation est. "I was. going through the hard- Former NFL defensive lineman due to inconsistencies, catering to black audiences, but most underserved viewers makes
with abuser Chris Brown public in est time of my life," reveals Warren Sapp has joined the ever now feature shows starring African- the best business sense of all.
February she released a duet on Rihanna. growing long list of ex-millionaire
the remix of her song, "Birthday Although there have been rumors athletes who find themselves broke Cake" the backlash was loud, that she and Brown are secretly an haigtAieLakuty but she wasn't listening. "I respect back together, Rihanna maintains Reports say Sapp owes more than37 what other people have to say," the she's single and very willing to $6.7 million to creditors and back 37 E S
"We Found Love" singer, 24, tells mingle if there was anyone worthy child support and alimony, accord- 52 'osb~r_ )~l
Elle in its May cover story. "The of her love. "There's just a major ing to a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filingacn.hbure:3cisy ""yvh
bottom line is that everyone thinks drought out there," she tells Elle. "I in South Florida. ugr525Cik
differently. It's very hard for me to don't know. I guess I'm challenging, Sapp's $6.45 million in assets 55Cikn7
accept, but I get it. I don't hate because my job seems to affect includes 240 pairs of Jordan athlet- 7
them for it. Because tomorrow I'm every relationship I have or try to ic shoes worth almost $6,500, a still going to be the same person. have. Even with people I think $2,250 watch and a lion skin rug I'm still going to do what I want to should get it, you know? That worth $1,200. He also reported losdo." seems to be a big factor; it's always ing his 2002 Super Bowl ring with
But although she has done things an issue. But I just need to find the the Bucs and his 1991 national on her terms, when the abuse made person who balances me out, championship ring from the
headlines in February 2009, because then things like my sched- University of Miami. The court Rihanna admits she wasn't thrilled ule won't matter. I've done it before, documents were filed in the U.S. that it put her private life on display so I know I can do it again." And Bankruptcy Court in Fort for all to see. "I was like, well, f--k. when she does find Mr. Right, Lauderdale on March 30. 7
They know more about me than I Rihanna wants to start a family. Sapp's average monthly income is want them to know," she explains. Kids, she tells the magazine, "are $115,881, according to the filings,
"It' emarasig But- that- wa my my_ everyth-g.It col be 20 ear an inlue $4,0 fo aI-- final," --,

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Black on Black Crime on the Backburner

by Neil Munro rage?" he asked. suggesting that if it had been a reaction."
The Daily Caller From Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, 41 peo- white who had been shot, that Obama weighed in on the
Following President Obama's pie, mostly Afican-American, were would be okay because it didn't Trayvon Martin controversy Friday, comments on the shooting death of shot in Chicago, Obama's adopted look like him?" Gingrich said. Mar. 23, when he used a high-proTrayvon Martin, some African- hometown. Ten were killed, but "Speaker Gingrich is clearly in file Rose Garden appearance to American activists say the media- there was little reaction outside the last throes of his political career declare, "If I had a son, he'd look dominating story is distracting Chicago, say several African- ... [and is saying] irresponsible, like Trayvon." attention from much greater threats American leaders and commenta- reckless things," Plouffe responded. "I think all of us have to do some to African-Americans. tors. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick soul-searching to figure how does
"Without a doubt," Obama's One of the victims was only 6 Santorumn also criticized Obama for something like this happen, and that
decision to highlight the February years old. She was killed in a drive- highlighting the racial aspect of the means we examine the laws and inter-racial shooting is a distraction by shooting conducted by two shooting. context for what happened, as well
that will likely will spur turnout for members of the "Latin Kings" "What the president of the United as the specifics of the incident," the 2012 election, said T. Willard gang. States should do is try to bring peo- Obama announced.
Fair, president of the Urban League Fair's comments came shortly ple together, not use these types of His statement sparked a media s of Greater Miami. before Obama's top political aide, horrible and tragic individual cases firestorm that won Obama plaudits
But "the outrage should be about David Plouffe, used the Sunday to try to drive a wedge in America," from a series of high-profile
us killing each other, about black- talk-shows to slam the president's Santorumn said Friday. African-American activists who Members of the 220 Club presents softball coach Veronica Wiggins on-black crime," especially in political opponents over their Plouffe dismissed the GOP lead- have highlighted the controversy. (center) with a new pitching machine. Chicago, rather than a single remarks on the controversy. ers' call for a color-blind response, The activists include Al Sharpton,
wrongful killing in Florida, he said. On Friday, former House Speaker saying on CNN that "those corn- Jesse Jackson and Ben Jealous, u n C r a e N w W y
"Would you think to have 41 peo- Newt Gingrich castigated Obama's ments were really hard to stomach, head of the NAACP. The New
ple shot [in Chicago] between emphasis on Martin's race in his really, and I guess trying to appeal Black Panthers and the Nation of to R aise MN'oney for FAM1I
Friday morning and Monday morn- March 23 comments at the White to people's worst instincts. ... I Islam have also entered the fray. ing would be much more newswor- House. Obama's comments were don't think there's very many peo- Obama's Rose Garden comments TALLAHASSEE, Fla. With all "Coach (Joe) Taylor has cornthy and deserve much more out- "disgraceful. ... Is the president ple in America that would share that also prompted the criticism from of the talk of challenges in finances mended us over the years for helpGingrich and Santorum, which for Florida A&M University ing with an initiative that better preP resident L ose.s, Takes to the G round Plouffe used on Sunday to lambaste (FAMU) Athletics, there is one pares his team for a fast start in the
the candidates. group of organized supporters that fall," Jackson added. "We've also
-Phillip Jackson, a black commnu- use an unconventional method of expanded our contributions to
A .nity leader in Chicago, defended raising funds for the cause. Led by men's and women's basketball."
..Obama's intervention in the Martin former longtime FAMU adminis- Taylor said the hour* spent with
case, but demanded he do more trator Eddie Jackson, the 220 Club the supporters is probably his
-than focus on the Martin case. uses lunch as a way to raise funds favorite hour of the week.
"The president didn't have a for specific projects. The latest project is one of the
choice on this this Trayvon While unconventional, the con- largest to date. When softball coach
Martin thing is huge across the cept is simple. Several FAMU ath- Veronica Wiggins visited the 220 country," said Jackson, who for- letics supporters meet for lunch at Club luncheon, as opposed to tacmoernmedtop pnoitions inctye Ole Times Country Buffet weekly. ing normal offering, she requested govenmet, nd ow unsthe They pay $20 each to the treasurer. the club provide a new pitching Black Star Project, which advocates The cost of lunch ($8) is taken out machine and state-of-the-art water for improved education and a to cover expenses and the remain- removal system. The total cost of
greater parental role in education. ing funds are donated directly to the purchase was $2,200. In March, The shooting is part of a "much athletic teams, mainly for scholar- the items were delivered to the softlarger issue that the president has ships. ball team and immediately went
not addressed what is happening "We started doing the weekly into use. to young black boys across the lunch during football season to sup- "Since 2009, we have been haycountry," said Jackson, who plans port summer school for the football ing our lunch meetings," Jackson to support Obama in November. team," Jackson said. "I read about said. "To date, we've donated over However, the Martin murder has the deficit in athletics and knew I $17,000 to football. This year we prompted a great reaction among couldn't address something that gave $700 to women's basketball African-Americans because of their large, but took it upon myself to try and $500 to men's basketball. For fear about white people, not fellow and help in some small way as softball we gave $1,400 for the African-Americans, said Fair. quick as possible." pitching machine and $800 for the
"When there's more black-on- 220 Club is the name derived water-extraction system. We're President Barack Obama does push ups on the White House Basketball Court after a member of the black crime, there's no reaction... from their initial goal of $20 per going to give the baseball coach Harlem Globetrotters made a shot, April 9, 2012. The President participated in "Shoot for Strength", a death is only important when it is week for 11 weeks of football. (Willie) Brown, a check today for game where-children did push ups for every basketball shot made by the pros, during the 2012 White House done by a white person," he said. $600."
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