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Is Morehouse in Financial Trouble?
Just a couple months after Morris Brown College in Atlanta filed for
bankruptcy, Morehouse College is reportedly going through some
money issues of its own. The alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and many more --- has been forced cut
spending and tfurlough staff members due to a drop in enrollment,
according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Normally about 8 percent of Morehouse students who pay a deposit
to attend don't enroll, but it doubled to 16 percent this year, in part
because of the new loan rules," reports the Journal-Constitution.
The Obama administration recently authorized a major grant $22S8
million directly to benefit historically black colleges and universi-
ties. Money or not. the schools still face enrollment issues which h is also
down at Morehouse's neighboring Clark Atlanta Universitv and
Spellman College.
"This is a challenge, no question about that," Interim Provost Willis
Sheftall told the Journal-Constitution. "But it is not a crisis."

First Defendant Sentenced

in FAMU Hazing Case
ORLANDO. Fla. The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in
last year's hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major has a, oidcd jail
time but will spend more than two years under close super\ ision.
Brian Jones was sentenced at the hearing MondaV to six months of
community control, which puts strict limits on his freedom and requires
frequent check-ins with probation officials. Following that, he'll sert e
two more years of probation. He's also required to perform 200 hours
of community service.
The 23-year-old from Parrish, Fla., had entered a no-contest plea ct.
9 to a third-degree felony charge after initially pleading not guilty
Judge Marc Lubet said Jones' role in the hl/ng Jeahli of t ,fbct
Champion was relatively minimal and that Jones did not beat or hit
Champion died last November after being beaten by fellow band
members during a hazing ritual aboard a bus parked outside an Orlando
hotel after a football game.

Police Believe Woman Set Herself

on Fire to Mock a Hate Crime
A Louisianawoman was reportedly set on fire and had her car defiled
with the letters "KKK," police reported Monday.
Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old African-American woman, made an
emergency call to police on Sunday night claiming three men wearing
white hoods or hats attacked her, doused her with flammable liquid and
set her on fire at a park in Winnsboro, La., CBS News reports. Moffitt,
who said she was unable to identify the race of her attackers, was able
to extinguish the fire with a water spigot before police arrived.
The News Star reported Tuesday afternoon that police now believe
Moffitt's story about being attacked was fabricated and that she wrote
"KKK" and "n---er" on her car and lit herself on fire.
The Franklin Sun reports that Moffitt's fingerprints were found on the
cigarette lighter and lighter fluid recovered in the wooded area near the
crime scene. The writings on the car, written in toothpaste, were linked
to female DNA.

Zimmerman Trial Set for June 10
ORLANDO A Florida judge has set a June 10, 2013, date for the trial
of George Zimmerman on charges of second-degree murder in the
shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The unarmed 17-year-old was killed
in February as he was walking in a gated Sanford community toward his
father's house.
Zimmerman, 29, has pleaded not guilty on grounds of self defense.
Zimmerman and his wife Shellie, 25, are living in hiding in Seminole
County awaiting trial.
She is charged with perjury for allegedly lying at her husband's first
bond hearing regarding the family's finances.
Judge Debra Nelson, who was presiding over the case for the first time
Wednesday since being appointed, pressed prosecutor Bernic de la
Rionda and Zimmerman attorney Mark O'Mara for timing before deter-
mining that June would be an appropriate month.

Zoo Removes Display

for Lynching Resemblance
.-.-,. ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Zoo removed a
I .i Halloween display of hooded ghosts swinging
from trees after some visitors thought the figures
Looked like Black people being lynchelid.
.,..'. The ghosts were hooded, life-size figures with
.'. +,,. ( ." Black heads and were installed as part of an
annual, family-friendly celebration at the zoo. I however, lie ghosts gave
some an unintended fright, as they bore an all-too familiar resemblance
to a scary part of America's past.
According to a local news outlet, the zoo contracted an outside vendor
to create the display and officials explained lhat at night the faces glow
in the dark.
"The faces are black so that at night the lights inside the faces would
be the only thing that you see," Wyndel Hill, St. Louis Zoo's vice pres-
ident for internal affairs, told FOX2 St. Louis. "I don't know that it

looks derogatory towards anyone, by the same token however, if some-
one is offended by it, it touches our sensibilities and we'll remove it."

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Volume 26 No. I Jacksonville, Florida October 25-31, 2012

Student Loan Problems

Mirror Those
by Charlcnc mCrow ell
iAn ad:ge counsels, "'lie mote
things clhiligC. tlhe miotre the st.ay
the sample." Whe lin it comes to con-
stiuel debt, thilt ad\ ice is also ;i tri-
ism. At'ier 'ecaIs ot" itotig Age bor-
rowerts coiiipliiiilu g about scI', ic iLg
or thile lack thereot it aippeaii
that problems student lottan borrow-
ers face are renmarkablv similar.

of Mortgages
With studeiint loan debt topping
the tnlliho -dollai miuk,t another
looiiiuiig cicdit crisis could emerge
itst as the housime market is show-
iII signs, oi ireco\er,. According to
the Sur -\e of tConsuimer l Finance,
today\ one in f'ur AmeI ican house-
holds are headed bv someone under
the age of 35 with student loan
debt. Continued on page 2

Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Leonard
Spell Leonard Nuptials
On SaturdaL. October 12th, Pastor Ganry L. Williams of 1st Baptist
Church of Mandarin otficmated the marriage of Lynn Spell and Reginald
Leonard. The wedding party consisted of three bridesmaids and three
grooms wearing complimenting colors of chocolate and champaign. The
reception was held at the Communication lUnion Hall on Lenox Avenue.
Lynn is a certified Nurse Assistant at San Jose Health and Rehabilitation
center. Reginald is a retired 'PS driver and shoe salesman. George Young
served as the best man. IThe lo\ el couple were friends for six years with
their marriage preceded by a three year courtship. R S .lv photos

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Gullah Geechee Fest at A. Phillip Randolph
lThe Jackson\ ille Gullah Geechee Nation presented their 1st Annual
sellingg We Story" Gullah-Festi\al. Held last Saturday at the A. Philip
Heritage Park on the Eastside, the event featured live performances and
fellowship throughout the day. Shown above are two of the event organ-
izers with a historical display (L-R) Seketa Culver and Nathaniel J. Pickett.

Join local leaders in the community as they "O LnUp\ the Vote,"
The camp-out begins Fridai%. October 2othi at 9 p.m., at dihr
Gateway Town Center. In anticipation of casting ballots in record
numbers, early the next nmorning. Saturday, October 27'li at 7
a.m.. when the polls open, campers will walk to the l)I nli County
Supervisor of Elections Branch Office in Gateway hlippitn
Center to cast their vote. I lit the entire day of early vot.
ing, the Florida New Majority will be hosting Get Out tlir
Vote/'l;iil.gatin Rally directly across the street i iimn the
Supervisor of Elections Gateway Branch Oflic in the Norwood
Flea Market parking lot from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. For more informa-
tion on any early %oring or election day activities or if you are
interested in performing at the ralI. contact.Angi. ii ixn at 610-
7103 or 503-0455 or e-mail angirdi lInef inijmaio it\.urt Remember
early citing takes place October 27th-November 3rd. Polls are
open from 7 a.m. 7 p in.

NAACP Announces Freedom Fund Dinner Honorees

Sonug. orrine Brown
The Jacksonville Branch of the
National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP) have announced this
year's recipients of the .Jacksonville
NAACP Annual Freedomi Fundl
Awards. According to branch presi-
dent Isiah Ruinitlin, "These awards
recognize oulltsltiding individuals
who have given of themselves, their
time, aind Iheir resources to iniake
the C'ity of Jacksonville, aid corre-
spondingly this country, a better
place to live."'
The Rutledge Pearson Award,
given in the field of Civil Rights, is
nailed in honor of the late revered
Jacksonville Branch President
NAACP, President, Florida State

Ronald l ielon
Conference of Branches NAACP,
and former member of the NAACP
National Board of lDirectors. This
year's recipient: C. Ronald Beltoln,
Chief Financial Officer. 'ity of'
The Sallye Mathlis Award is given
in the field ofC (oniuiutitv Service,
aind is naIlied bor the late Honorable
Jacksonville Cilty 'Coucilwoliain.
This year, there are t\\'o recipients:
J.h'C'oby 'ittllian-'eele, Presidentl
anid C(O, Clara White Mission Ic;
and Susan Catinlicliael, Urban
Missionary, St. Malry's Ipiscopal
The Jacksonvtille IBranch NAACP
President's Award is gi\en by the
president of the .1Jacksonville

Judge Brian Davis
Branch to the individual who most
exemplifies the continued fight f'or
freedom. This year's recipient:
Congresswollimanl Corrine Brown.
The Jacksonville Branch recog-
nizes community leaders who have
made significant achievements in
Civic el ngageimetl. educationn, and
Health. This year's recipients:
Civic lingagemenlt-Judge Briant
Iducation-Patricia Willis
Hlealth-Romhti (). Porter
The Jacksonville Branch will also
recognize four students in the
D)uval County Public School
System lho iare Semni-finalists in

the National
Scholarship Program:

Rometa G. Porter
Olivia Schmid. Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts
*Alexandria Pinnix, Paxon
School for Advanced Studies
Kenya Gordon. Stanton College
Preparatory School
Rvan Greene, Stanton College
Preparatory School
Awards will be presented at the
Jacksonville Branch NAACP 47th
Annual Freedom Fund Awards
Dinner. Thursday November 1.
2012 at the Prime Osborn Ill
Convention Center. Benjamin Todd
Jealous, 17th President and CFO of
the NAACP is the keynote speaker.
For additional information, con-
tact Isaiah Rumlin at Q04 704-175.1

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P.i~e 2 fls. I~errv's Fiec Press October 25- ~ I, 21)12

bx latnes Clingm
l'there appears toc
logic \ h\ lnesses iIIn li county
squabble .o\er 2t0 pc
eial purchased dollar
percetll continue to
peiCCnI miitirket shli
turbed." (' I e I li
Blusincss 'i Aiiinei
While tlie 20 pe i
utal now bCe 30 p
areas of the coutiii\
in l1' 2 is still \NIL

Minority Bus
111 tle LI.S. censusus lHureaui, small iiuiis
be no reason in \\itlh fewer than "l(00 employees rep
clit ol lthe busi- resent ').Q 0 l peient of the total minimtu
ri\ mi forced to her ofl businesses i1 t(his COinllltiV
cclni oflthe led 1 'ls stlaistli is ile\ianil lnol onl0 to
Shen a select I I (le polite a \l di scussions i bI ul also,
cilptie tllc ei S t' th (le dislp ritlies in lie syst'emn, espe
e largely unit s ed ill i those pc ilaining, to A\rican
stori of lick A.l IimeI Lan o\\ield businesses,
ica .l utliel K. ( Cne of the pirobllems is llie delnin
lon ol "small." Depending on lthe
cinlt cited aho\ e category\ and product, a "'small"
erent It soIIIme business call employ up to 1,500 per-
Sthe issue raised sons, and they 1may have receipts as,
d. According to high as $21.5 million. general and

SSc _si al 'iI CIlodtIm l'cd'II
iness Hustle
A X ^ Iy A l X playi'lng, llci"e **litn 'oltl

hca\v construction colleimpnilIes cani
he classified as ".small" with manual
receipts as mlh as $1 / nuillion, dc
pectilill!, o On lhe Ivpe ol consilict ion,
anld special tlide constlilnclln annual
receipts may nHot exceCl $/ 1iulllon.
hI s is onel' aspi cl of the niiiiiL iitlv
hustle game i l and "ImnoIIlies" aMe
Iosii'ng eCVe' dy.
lie "limiority" business sector
hais been thrust into a gallme iIn which
all of the businesses classified as
such, and as smallll," must compete
against one another. To make inmat-
ters even worse, their small share is

palny" illnd "pass)'
throiluh" ;' llu es So nmuch loi la I"
colpelipc lion
It is unllolunallc Ithal s;ome IlMack
oM\ L'n l coIIIIM IIICnes le wiLlli1 ), sub
iccts iIn the front and pass thliouil
aies Miald allow thlen small butIsi
Iesses to le used by larger ones.
They agree to alliances where all
they do is sign checks or allow their
naunes to be used in a partnership
agreement that is purported to be 5 1
percent "millnority" owned. ( control '
Well, that's something else again:
the small Black firm has little or no

S lllll H I I ,(i 1 .( 'h 11 i I I I 's i()
ilti I'lil lh ilss, (Iealc ingi s A lici
,ill it i', i1il 1 litlont" C lllom panil y.
I lil sIiinli scla'iiii ) takes plaiCC
cviv dai v with White owlined firms
ais w .'ll. A ulitshl;ndl in l DowlICl (l it
hl c I. hus-lleS's pills his w\ ill's Il llC
]n t1 hutincss, lets it certified as a
\VWHI (womnian owned business) and
lie's ofI ai1 r niiiiiig after a cut of
tlit 30( percent piece of the pie. Sad
thing is virtually everyone in the in-
dustry knows this occurs, and many
of' them know exactly who is com-
mitting these misdeeds. The small
firms are afraid to tell for fear of
being excluded from future deals,
and the laige firms won't tell be-

cause they met lak g f 11 tlii Ii p i ',
Aci'oss thle nailtolll tile IlI-usle oe
oI1, bhillW .C illtist Co titlIC to lig l
against it by calling out the olliend-
illg COmIIpanies anld Ceven ourL owvn
brothers and sisters who participate
in unfliir practices. We must also be
resolute in our stance against those
union officials who perpetuate thl
iieqcuities that exist, particularly. i;,
the construction industry. If ;.i
work together to bring fairness to the
game, our businesses will have everC
opportunity to grow into large busi-
nesses, rather than having to stay in
that "small" and "minority" cate-
gory. How does your city measure

Student Loans
continued from front
Private student loans account tor
more than S150 billion of outstand-
Ilg debt. Moreover, more than
850,000 of these loans are in default
and even more are delinquent.
Like the niiani troubled home\ itn-
ers \\iho did not understand the terms
of their mortgages, student loan bor-
rowers iare now ha\ ing the same dif-
ticult\. Ser\ icers, often hired b\
lenders, often do tnot share ot know
the termstI ot rcpa\tient, available op-
tions for refinance, or C\ien the total
,iamounilt \O ed.
Recently, the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau released a report
on the nearly 2,000 prt\ ate student
loan complaints it received since
March o'f this year. Approx\inatelk 05
percent of complaints allege prob-
lems \\ ith sen icers regarding fees,
billing, 'r.aud and credit reporting.
Another 30 percent of borro\\wer cs il-
ing complaints with CFPB \\ere con-
cerned \\ith limited repa\ nient
options, debt collection practices and
problems related to loans in default.
"'Student loan borro\\wer stories of
detours and dead-ends xw ith their ser-
\ icers bear an uncainnV resemblance
to problematic practices unit Ocered III
the mort ,tace sen\ icing business,"
said Rohlitt Chopra, CtTB"'s Studcnt
Loan OmIbudslman.
The \ast iaiot lt\ o tlihe students
loan complaints received b\ .'IP1B
were about private loans.
LUnitortunatel\. prt\iate loans t pt-
cally do not ha\e the consumer pro-
tections built into federal student
loans, such ,is lo\er i ini ereist indI
tixed rates, inconme-blased pa \ inent
plans, military defertlentcs or dis-
charges upon death
Instead, the it pical pn\i atie student
loan sert icer actually\ work- tor tlhe
lender and may not ha\Le all incentl\ c
to prove ide a high level of custolmerl
ser ice to borroxwer. Ill the face ot
financial hardship, ullemplovnlcit 0or
underemployment, these student loan
borrowers often discox cer fcw or no
options that can be adapted for tlhei
circumstances. In some cases, ser-
v icers encouraged borrowvers to pay
xvhatever the. could, but failed to in-
form them their loan status would
still be on a path towards default.

With fetw er options for refinance or
forbearance, sonime private student
loan borrowers are also claiming they
were never ad\ ised of tlle difference
between a federal and pri\ ate loan ei-
ther at the time the loan \\was first
originated or later during repayllicmnt.
If the original loan wa\\is sold or if the
serve icer changed, manyI st'n \ cS
\ lwere unable to answ\\er basic ues
tionIs as to \who acltuall\ o\\ s the nll
paid loan. )Depenlding upon loan
terms, it i1aV nIlt he possible to ne-
gotiate alterienati c repaLm iendt.
Other complaints filed \\i ilt ('t 11
expressed coice rn\\s h setl icCi ei-
Iors of mlisinfoIrmationll. or elample,
soIic sel\ iccrs Itlit take i\\o to 'loul
da\s to process palmenIl s e\Cii it
the pamNICentI wa\\Is sLubittled otnline
As a result, borrowers end up paI\ Ing
interest on ai higher olutstandinLg pl IIn-
cipal in the piroccss. Others com-
plained about t'ault\ rccoid-kceping.
lost paper\\ork and c'ros that though
promised to be quickly corrected
\\were not. Still morIe complaints
charged that c en after getting tiran-
tferred to multiple departmentsI, no
one \\as response\ c ti eiipo C c d to
pio\ idc i deal aiisw\\
If therc is a lmori l to these uh itol0ln
InIe colnsumiCi expeCienceIC I coutl
be suelll d up with 'lit"s slog'.,
"Know lctoore u tl\\ c eltolc
,In\ debt is incurred, takc the tuneli
anId iiecess31" pe-IsiteilCCi to tull\
learn obligatioIns aiLd responsibilities
Ani\ business ot its repiecCi altIII\
that is unwilling oi ielucI.iut to C\-
piain their products are piobbl\ not
a good choice Ioi lthe coiiIs'iiilc
Ior col'sumeis no\\ cotidei n11 a
pri Iate student loan,.l in iest sollc
time to idcntit\ ,and pIl otitcl
foinrms of 'inanciac l i uch ,'sl giants.
scholarships, tcedecal student loans, ot
Sork-studI pirogtiamIIIs Nced-based
gran:its often offered bl\ stite and lfed-
cral inllititl\es caii help dclia\ col-
Iee costs \\itlthouti incUlltuic debt
( iliCer plogialisli m ar ailablc to pro-
mot ie ite ot h txoi llliIfn orii'ns i "pc-
cific career paths.
"Know Before You Ol)\ is good
ad ice. KInowing olllOC about finainc-
ing a college education is enill bet-




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Mayor to Present Spring Education Summit Hosted by Bill Cosby

Chevarra Orrin and Marlon Hubbard thanked their guests tor
attending their Debate Watch Party.
Springfield Couple Encourage Education

and Enlightment at Debate Watch Party

by Lynn Jones
Chevara Orrin and husband
Marlon Hubbard invited an array of
friends to their Springfieldt home to
witness the final Presidential debate
between President Barack Obama
and Governor Mitt Romney.
"This is our 3rd debate watch
party., with a very diverse crowd
where x\e welcome Republicans,
Democrats, Independents and
Socialist to ha\e healthy dialogue,
with no pressure to share \ our per-
spective or opinion," said Orrin.
The atmosphere \\as intense and
moodv as guests sampled a myriad
of food and wine before making
their mo\es to the many flat screens
set up to \watch the debate. Retired
Salesman Leonard Bro\\n was \ cry
vocal. "The last debate \\as a tic
and I was disappointed w ith the
first debate. President Obama has to
come out strong, answer the ques-
tions then do battle "
As the room tilled with more

guests, the mllood shifted to debaters
debating the debaters., Cleai
Channel MNarketing x\ecutit\e .cef
Nloore \ais clear on his stance, "I
isIh thle President \\ais nio-e
aggressive to expose the real
Romney. \We have to fact check the
records of the candidates." here
were ILmanv outburst throughout the
debate as many obseiciers looked
perple\xed and unsure of w\\ hlt
would be tlile fnal oi0tco mc on elc'-
tion lda. Stale Scnator .\Aldic\
Gibson was also i aittenidance and
stressed thle importance of cail\
voting "w\\ e hai c to care about out
leaders Ifrom ).C.', to locallI\. Ili
policies affect e\eryonie and don't
let people make decisions tfor \o t"
she said. When it \\s all said and
done, Clha\ ara anLd Mailon spoke to
their guests and thanked them for
coming, as their son, tfirstl tite
voter WVtlliam Orrin-oods (age
20). quipp1 ed, "I e t lh be'.st 11:n
\\ lI '

Mayor IBrowni \\'ill prIeseCnt ;I li\
da'y education suilliiil to lie held
feb. 28 anud Marclh I, t201; Acltoi
lill (Cosby will hlelp kick lfl tlihe
The summit will gather leaders
in Jacksonville to chart the way to
significantly enhance the quality of
education for all students. The
group will work toi answer the cques-
tion, "What can we do to take edu-
cation to the next level inl
On fleb. 28, Cosby will visit with
students, teachers, administrators
and key education advocates
throughout the city and give a pub-


Accused of Racial

A tipott cleased tills \\week h\ thlie
('CenlteI for FLIqual )Opportunity', a
conser\ali\ e think thank, says tile
tUniersitv oft Oklahoma show\\ed
pifelretnce to African-Am\ierican
and American-Indian applicants in
unilergaduatce. a and medical
school admissions' decisions, the
Associated Press icpoilts
'ChIe ICepoIl cOIles as Oklihima
toeis picpaire to take utip Sate
Question "ISC', \1ich ,would ban
current pc) lcies rc'Ieqluil g I staIt
agencies to Sllt)I at'llrilli lt\e
,ICt Iol plans, ,IccIordiIIg to the
Oklahoma tia/ette
['he siud\, i \ ch anal\/ed data
t'roni the untix i esits\'s iledi
school di< ingll tie I L))'s anId I1 1o
the l.iw iiiand uindcgraduat.e ptc o-
I.nIl'S bclx ccin 2 '00l)5 d 2't '-,
sutgC'ess tlihe pioot s in lit e inum-
hbet's toci 'legg. the gioup1'-
p C1 elde ,cl ,anId gcnc til c-i'i n1el,
called thle -lildlhg-, "d hutl noI siipnsi 'l
I ind.i ('hl C.e t'eniel ,l 1
()ipporIIluiIt\'s loutnde' ,nd chtl 3-
Imt.ani, said in a IcleaIc' "It should
1not Miatter to 1 luni\Ceil\ whIcthlcl
an applicant hIas aI pIrticulai ,kin
color or wlihat cOutoir\ his oi hlie
,IIIC'CStdI"; ,lC 'itIcV It nit ,ll ii I tI C lC iC
ancestors came ion iIn an mcie i'-
inel\ niultiiacial anld muliethc nic
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lie pc lo11iancc h lhal cevcningp
I'vents on Mai ch I will includci ol-
lalniativc woi kshops wilh ediica-
tion licaldcts, couiiii nitiii y pailtners,
parents miil studciits to discuss aI
variety of educatioli-relateid topics.
"We've bill up tremendous
inomneiltilid anild have llaide edCluca-
tion a top plioty in this city," said
Mayor Alvin Brown. "I am looking
lorwardi to an all-inclusive event, to
help decide on a pathi that will cre-
ate a brighter fliture for our kids and

C'osby will help raise both aware-
ness adil money for education inl
Jacksonville. Mayor Brown
announced a goal of raising $2 mil-
lion to help fund education initia-
Mayor Brown is affiliated with
education across all boundaries.
While his focus is on K-12 public
education, honme-schooled and pri-
vate school students are included in
his broad approach to positively
impact education "from cradle to

Since taking office Brown has
launched several initiatives geared
at improving education in
Jacksonville. They include
Learn2Earn, which is a week-long
college immersion program at the
University of North Florida and
Jacksonville University for low-to-
moderate income students, and
Mayor's Mentors program, which
has trained more than 600 local vol-
unteers to mentor Jacksonville's

Shown above is a picture of the planning committee for the Eugene J. Butler's 41st class reunion. Front
row (I-r) Debra Bailex Dennis. E-vain'eline Ow)ens W\atson. Marietta LeBlanc.Rachel Butts
.c(;ritff.Patricia ( le veland. and Maurice (;ra\. (2nd row) Rachel Jones Joseph. Monroe Green. Priscilla
turner Seabron, Karen PurdI Bucknman, Sandra Kell\ Smith. Phillip Mehane. Louis LeBlanc and
D)ehorah collierr Beinton.

Eugene Butler Celebrates 41st Class Reunion

Hutilct .I Sit Higt h School as
inliolined h,ui l lihle 4 1 2 \ ail old
scth \l M would be li lned HiloI a luni. r
lich school i n1d thie stuldelnts w\\ would
,e split between Pa\on. StanIton.
iand I cc liligh Schools \\ thle it \\as
dC\x .il'IIiiL to lthe sCenioi w\\hoil
had alecad\ oldered rlngs, taken
picdncs in hlie c cIps and c'ins.
,Idl CleceCd Ithel class. oll ici'Is. lle\
11,d no clhoIce lhccfoic theie is no

oflticial luiler class, of '- I
I ndclitecd and molti\ated \\ itl
telephone calls. malls and snail
lmil. the cl a \\xas able to pull
together almost 40 classmates \\ ho
attended the twxo da\ 41st class
reunion c ient The tirsi ntiht \\as a
"meet and greet" held at 1ugene .1.
Hutlcr There \\as dancing, games
and prices, and \,as catered b\ fel-
lo\\ classmate Maila T'horpc. a cci-
Iilied chicl .nid caterer. lihe tIc llok -
ni uilhlt's, a'ctl\ ities waIs .i dinicr

dance held at the clarion n airport
hotel including a buffet., dancing.
an1d music supplied b\ classmate
and disc lockeN. Monroe Green.
There w ere man\ door prizes.
including a NIP3 player loaded with
all the hits from I9-1. Previous
events ha\e included a 20th class
reunion. a 2012 40th dinner and
dance class reunion. To continue
the tradition. the class will host a
\ 'rc' turnltig 0O" bash in 2013..





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Do Debates
Itf Presidential candidate debates
were three round boxing matches,
then it would be easy to score the
election. OK, the first debate went
to Governor Rominev in surprising
fashion I might add, but clearly
President Obania won the last two
The result: a two rounds to one
victory for the Oval Office game
over. No need to voteor campaign
anymore. Well, only if it were that
The million-dollar question is --
does it matter? Do debates actually
move the needle one way or anoth-
er'? We know the debates are
watched well despite Monday
Night Football and a Najor Leaguer
Baseball game seven going on dur-
ing this week's debate.
1 must admit that I did some
major flipping back and forth. It's
hard not to watch some Nlonday
Night Football especially when
you are playing Fantasy Football.
So, back to the matter at hand, do
these debates really shape opinions
or change voter'sminnds?
We know that there's only a very
small slice of the electorate that is
truly undecided. Bvthe way, who
are these people? Is it the undecid-
ed voter or indecisive voter?
Thinking back some eight years
ago it was clear that Senator John
Kerry, the Democratic nominee for
president beat George W. Bush in
each debate. Needless to sav, the

Really Matter
election ended up not being as
close as many thought it would be
with President Bush easily winning
At the time, Democrats were
excited and smelled blood in the
water; however that chum ended up
being kool-aid.
So eight years ago it didn't mat-
ter. I have a sneaking feeling that it
doesn't matter a whole lot in 2012.
Most of these "undecided" voters
probably will not be moved much
by debates, but they do seem to
play well with a candidate's base.
For undecided voters, or tlel out
ofv work John Q trying to figure out
which candidate is the best leader
and can help grow thle economyy,
debates do provide Cmore insight
and contrast. But, and there's
always a but, the fuIndainental
question is also the nlliportanice you
place ont the president in helping
you individually.
[Here's thile deal debates are
great for news channels because it
gives thille more imeat on ithe bone
to clihew on. In the age ofl the 24-
hour news cycle campaign season
is like being in utopia there's
always something going on to talk
For example, it's like the holidays
season for sports networks like
ESPN. You have baseball rapping
up, basketball starting, football i l
tuill sw\\ing, and hockey Ias started
as well. lihcre's a lot to report and

in Presidential Elections?

fill up that 24 hours worth of news
in a day.
The notion that presidential
debates can be "game changers" is
an over hyped belief that really
benefits the news networks, politi-
cal pundits, and strategists. If you
go ask someone who has studied
presidential elections, they would
probably be very hesitant to apply
any real value to winning or losing
a debate.
I have read several articles and
studies that back up tits hypothesis
of itnnnlc; but I lui ccrlt.iiinl nol
tenured political scientist Political
scientist .killeCs Stl iisoil h iIs dolneC
significant search iinto the al'tlects
of tprst)CideItal debltCes.
A recent article In Washingtton
l'oda\, quotes StIInsonii study citing,
"there is no cas \\heCe \\c canll
trace a sulbstaittill slhitl to the
debates." His conclusion is pclt\I
simple, iat best dcliatci plo\idc ,l
"lnudge" iIt \ ct\ clOs elections like
1000, I'tiS o 1 2000)
Ot colise, lhci c l Ce IoIl C sltudics
out there. AIIotlhcI one otClln quoted
by polilicil SCIlenCIttsts Robcil
t1rikson and hlristoplicr \\ Ittein.
\\lihich studies preiidciiiI'l electionsl
and polling bct\\Ieen 1052 and
200S 'lie lc \\ o menlii coille up \\ il I
\ SI 1 S ularl," conclusion Is StlI sonll
lIhcitr stud\ s,\s, "" lhe best plCdlc-
tnon fo tlI lie debiItes is the u1 tiil1
\crdict bet0i e the debates "
In olthei \\oids,, ic.iu l ,,,s of lthe

banter, rhetoric, zingers and pundit
spins associated with debates, the
race typically stays the same after-
Don't get me wrong, I am not
totally discounting the value of
debates. I do believe that they are
very necessary in elections. The
electorate deserves the right to see
candidate'sdcebate key topics that
affect their every day lives.
I1ro n doliiistic issues like the
economyI eductlcaliOl, anld healthl-
cali' to loreie',n affai s ihiccandi-
daltc's\ l es oni these topics help
shIape a voters opinion of who to0
\ote I'i. \Well, et iln correct that
it shapes ot thIe views of indCepeId-
clil voterss more so So than partisanvot-
TIehe are DeI)o'ias anlul
'piiublic.liis \\ Iio \\ ill olie then
p;Iil\ line icardless ol ithe candi-

Ait the lld ol tlle day., I \\11ll say
agilti thi lIt debates are inportiant
.1ld \Cry nececssar\l, but the reality
is thit elections are not \\wonil
because oltt then
\Vith li less than t\\o weeks to go
before election, the campaigns no\\
shift to getting out the \ote and
\\inning a hand full of states that
\\ ill ess'c t itil\ decide the election
S i niitg oil Iloul ill\ sol'l, 5\\on-
dIll' tig insl t tl0\\1 tianIi\ lholscs lind
ll\o Ilils ut 1111lirlti\ Nstill his.,
Rel'glc 1 iull\\ood

Romney Continues Campaign of Lies

By George E. Curry
NNPA Columnist
As we have seen during three
presidential debates and in his cam-
paign speeches. Mitt Romnev will
say anything e\ en when he
knows it is untrue in his effort to
dislodge President Obama from the
White House.
Romney charged in the second
presidential debate that "it took the
president 14 days before he called
the attack in Benghazi an act of ter-
ror." Obama denied it, urging
Romney to "Get the transcript." observed. "The
transcript does show that Obama
said in a Rose Garden speech on
Sept. 12: 'No acts of terror will
ever shake the resolve of this great
nation, alter that character, or
eclipse the light of the values that
we stand for.'"
In the same debate. Romney said
a gallon of gasoline in Nassau
County, N.Y. was $1.86 when
Obama took office. It's now "4
bucks a gallon."
As fact checkers for USA Today
stated, "Gas prices were going
through a period of exceptional
volatility when Obama took office
- largely because, as Obama noted,
gas prices plummeted as the reces-
sion took hold and people drove
less...But gas prices are still 34
cents below their all-time high dur-
ing the Bush administration. In the
summer of 2008, the national aver-
age hit $4.05 a gallon." noted, "Mitt
Romney falsely claims in a series
of TV ads that President Obama
'will raise taxes on the middle class
by $4,000.' That's nonsense. The
ads cite a conservative group's
study, but even the group itself

doCesn't say OhIbana \\1 ill raise t.ixcs
on milddle-inicomii taxpa, ers. It
says his budget could result in .1
"potentially higher tax burden' O\ er
the next 10 years.
"In fact, the group's study coln-
sidered t\o othlier budget sccnurilos
current lawi (allowing lthe Bush-
cra tax cuts to expire as scheduledL
at the end of this yCear) and curreilt
policy (extending current policies
into 2013, including exteClding the
Bush-era tax cuts) and deter-
mined that Obalna's budget "pro-
vides a middle ground between
these two extremells.'"
Roinnie said during a
Republican debate on Feb 22: "I
said todav that we're going toi cut
taxes on everyonlle across the coun-
try by 20 percent, including the top
1 percent." However, during a
debate with Obama, he said, "I'mi
not looking to cut taxes for wealthy
In that same debate, Romney
said: "In the in the last four
years, women have lost 580,000
jobs. That's the net of what's hap-
pened in the last four years. We're
still down 580,000 jobs." fouLnd: "Actually,
according to thie Bureau of Labo r
Statistics, the net loss of women's
jobs since January 2009, when the
president took office, is 283,000.
Even the 283,000 figure is an over-
statement. The BLS also has
announced that its routine annual
benchmarking process will result
next year in adding 386,000 total
jobs men and women to the
official historical figures. It did not
say how many of those would bhe
women's jobs, but about 49 percent
of total employment is currently
accounted for by women. So about

100,000t \\1ll ptobtI bl" be ubitlCt-
ed toin llthe 2S'3.000t ; 1 I't c Ih
would put thle cuticiii loss t.
')3,t000. lmakintg ti el\', ligute
si tllnes too high
e \\ .i'siine l RI'mn'\ Icl',nen ce
to 'tr ll \ .1 s'' \\,is ; .a, i; :' m 'l\ e-l
O.ill\ O bhl lu ,i's tc ii I ol the e i 'coid.1
'the Ilinuliber t o \\omen's iobs lost int1
the lrIsl tfoull moitlis ll, the Btushl
adii lnlm stlationl \\ ,s S .'',0((. ,
,lccoidiIng to lle h I SSo tlle total.
o\C loin \eSiis would d coIlic to 1 1
nullion h, \\ thl l\\ te mtil, IIt0 liost
btcline b )biiui \\,is s \\to in "'
Rotnille\' has ricpc,eltcdl chliige
that Obmi hais "ctit Medic.lice i\
$710 billion to pi\ toiI
But IFactCIheck.oig concluilcd:
"Various incarnations of this clairnt
have cropped up in Rolnitlc 's c.aim-
paign speeches including claims
that Obama is 'cutting' 'tunneling'e
or "raiding' S"71O billion from
Medicare to pay for the health care
law. But Medicare imtoney isn't
being taken away. The Affordable
(are Act calls tor a 571"( billion

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The Purpose of the Pledge

of Allegiance & its Origin

The reason why I wrote this is
Because of my 2 youngest sons as
well as for those who have this
"feeling" but can't quite express
what it is when it comes to the
Pledge of Allegiance. Well I can
assure you after
reading my analogy you will
finally know what that feeling is.
Throughout Jr. High and High school, I personally never pledged alle-
giance to the flag of the United States of America. Why you might ask? I
was a rebel without a cause, simply rebelling against an institution that had
ties to slavery and apartheid. But had I known what I know now, it would
have been more of an issue to discuss. While attending high school, my
peers and I would debate on subjects such as Nelson Mandela, the slave
trade and Public E'nemy (rap group) vs. anybody else. I also loved to read
and research things I couldn't find or hear about in high school. It seemed
as if the schools would purposely skip "World History" facts. Regardless
of' this, I continued my growth and progress and because of seeking truth,
began my understanding of the origin of "The Pledge of Allegiance". Soon
that nagging gut feeling became clear. These are the facts in which I have
learned and wanted to share with you the readers.
Francis Bellamy, published the Pledge of Allegiance in 1892. Francis
was born in Rome, New York and was a Baptist minister and a known
socialist. Bellany was kicked out of his Boston church because of his
socialist views in llis sermons. Bellamy wrote the pledge in honor of the
Quadricentennial Anniversary of Christopher Columbus "discovering"
America inm 142.
Along with the pledge the students were to do a salute. The salute is not
the salute of today. The salute is the origin of the Adolf Hitler Nazi salute.
The right arm stretched out. fingers pointing towards the flag salute. I need
for to you to understand the ramifications here. Please you can always
research what's in this document. First let's
tmderstand what socialism is. By definition, socialism: is an economic
system which production and distribution of goods are controlled sub-
stantiallv by the government rather than by private enterprises. All com-
munist are socialist. but not all socialist are communist.
Francis Bellams believed in the socialist society, as did his famous
cousin Edward Bellamx. author of "Looking Backward 2000 1888." A
book set in the \ear 2000. A well to do male wakes up in a socialist utopia.
I lns book \was lthe 3rd selling book of all time behind Uncle Tom's Cabin.
The book inspired political mass movements, authors and Marxist ideals,
and a political movement that became known as Nationalism.
Francis Bellamn believed in a government controlled society in every
aspect. This was during the time the
government began taking control of the public schools. as they still
remain in STATE control today. Bellamy's idea
was to have the children, embrace the idea of socialism, nationalism and
c\ en militarism. Bellamy believed in the
""modern military- socialist complex" as he called it. Francis and his
cousin Edsward was self-proclaim "socialist
nationals". These terms, the stiff right arnn flag salute. (The Nazi salute)
socialized schools and the term NAZI is just a brief of "National Socialist"
" 'ftTi'e. l'he iuc1 LW t w as used in the United States first, long
before Adolf Hitler! In '107.the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts.gave
aw\av swastikas as good luck and
were also doing the stiff arm salute. Military planes painted the swastika
on the side of their planes and the Navy built the "Coronado Seabreeze
Barracks" in California is in the shape of a swastika. The U.S. postcards
had a swastika with a star in the middle sent out to the soldiers, "wishing
them good luck".
This is not "conspiracy time" this is "know the origin of the country
time"! The S\wastika was adopted by the "Socialist Germans Workers
Party" (NAZI) started in 11) 9. which Francis Bellamy was a part of. Hitler
joined and \\ as put in charge of propaganda and later became its leader in
1922. The Swastika "adoption" by the Nazis is to represent the "S.S."
Socialist Society." One S on top of the other S forms the Swastika. The
Swastika is an Ancient Sumerian Symbol as well as the word NAZI. Nazi
is a Sumerian Deity.
It was Francis Bellamy. an American Christian form New York. who
used the propaganda of the "military-Socialism complex" against the chil-
dren of America. It was thru military movies during WW1 shown to the
young Germans about the US. is where they would learn the stiff armnn
salute and use of the swastika!
Decades before NAZI Germany was doing it. the US was doing it first.
The original Pledge was not about The America of "Freedom and
Justice for All", it wasn't about true patriotism but more of brainwashing
the youths into being "big governments robots. With robotic chanting to
flags the original Pledge was ""1 pledge allegiance to my flag and the
Republic for which it stands -- One nation indivisible -- with liberty and
justice for all." they added more things to it. and took away something's..
Congress recognized it in 1Q42 and in 1Q43 thle Supreme Court ruled that
public school students could not be forced to recite it.
Bellamnv was not only' a Nationalism Socialist, but a racist. His views on
thie "Blacks" apparently were ambivalent. Ina January 15. 1898. editorial,
lihe said: "We arc witnessing the beginning of a new campaign in the long
war of races in tlte South It is the beginning of a battle for independence
for one race, and the loss of political rights for another. The white man is
in the saddle for thle overthrow of negro dominion... "The leaders of the
negroes ha ve been unendurable, more than the negro voters themselves...
So white Republicans make comniton cause with Democrats for the dis-
I'ranchiseinient of the negro..

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Motorcycle Ministry
Are you saved' Ministry oriented. Love to ride motorcycles? Love to
ha e tun'.' Well it' all of the answers are yes then Rvdas 4 Righteousness
Motorcycle Ministry is for you! For more information, contact Ruth at

A Community Conversation
on Prayer at Public Events
Join moderator John A. Delaney., President, University of North Florida
to discuss: What does it mean to lead prayer at official public events'.'? This
symposium will take place Tuesday, October 30th, 7 0 p.m. at the t IUNI
Linitersit\ Center, 1 UNIN Drive. For more information eautul
onejax 'Iunftedi or call (004) o20-1000.

Grief Support and Loss Group
lixa en hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group mCeetng
\\Wednesday, Nov\ember 7th at Westside Church of Christ located at 23 WV
Sth St. The group meets t'romn -S p.m. For more information contact the
office at (004) 20-1o"-.

Greater Macedonia Men's

Conference to Focus on Health
The Greater Macedonia Baptist Church of the Northside is sponsoring
their Annual MNen's Conference, (MEN BI MEN) on October 2'"th iand
2Sth. The Conference runs from S:30am 12:00 noon. The workshops s
start at : 15.
The speakers for the Saturday workshop \\ include: Re\. it V l.c is. a
Jackson\ille native \ ho has devoted his minister\ to the (iodl\
Development of Men: Jamaal Anderson, Project Manager, I acilttic
Planning and tConstruction tor tile Du\al mount \ School Board. lD Jolihn
Monteomer, \'ice President Nledical Director of 'onerctial ccounti'
for Hum1ana of Florida and lIonrny C('lhandlei. \well respected epeit ont
health services recently\ reitird matter 40 \eats of sei\ice \\ ilth the
Department of Health. On Sundail, Pastor Kendall A\ndeison \\ll pieach
the S a.m. sret ice, and Re\ ti. \Vincent Lew is will preach at I 11 in
African nAmerican Men are sutlerting in much greater disparities l\\lien
compared to other races of menl. The tocus of the w\\orkshop is to hlielp en
be men b\ understanding the importance of living healthier, being
employment read and untiderstandinllg their spiritual ianld ta nitSl epon
abilities. The Conference xwxill be held at tile Church, 1SS0 Fdgeeood

St. Andrew AME Pastor Retirement
The Rev. William .1. Simmons, P.1I. D. who serves as the Pastor of St.
Andrew Africatn Methodist Episcopal Church who has served as an
Itinerant lFlder in the AMII C('hurch for 31 years will retire at the close oft
this conference vear. October l20, 2012.
lHe and his wile, Mrs. IKathrin K. Simunons ha\ve sel\cd churches int
Ralcigi. O(cala, w\tillion, and \\Winter (ciiden, Ihlotldla, iand Ior thll past
eleven (lI) veals at St Ant ti\c Jacksoinville IIH ac
Dr. Sillmmonsl i,"i si s ll\ has b leenl dual, oct ',L, o dct allllon id sail itin,
als well as plcachlii intd Ilicliiii Ill \\is toil 'il\ ail hlie Utliii\ 'isii
Florida as the D)lectoi fl the Inslti lte o0 lack I ,SidieC a il tclited ill 2001)
as the Pl'i \ o- l Sl Jo\ hns Rl \C1 'oillllm ill \ tCollti', ( liie Pailk
For tultlie i o iiatioil \ ou ial conlLact LSt Alidic\\ .\ANil' 'Chulchl ail (04)
2-40 I 'O. 01 liatiLuel Coomdinmio, Pepp Rice Johtnisoni, at (i)).-l 744-l0192)

2nd Missionary Hosts Pastor and

Church Allnniversary Celebration
Secolld Nissioinai Iapu isi t huch I1 lies Ill ptiubli to cmie \\oshliip and
spiead thanks, l ,o lhct \ c i ol ,p\. o citl se\ ice to thIe Jackson\ ille coin-
tnulniilv Ih e chiutcl \\ill b he -c cbttli, t hellh 11 '2[ l i02 1 e Aiii d theil l
2 thlli anntl c',,iti of Pl talo i I t O ell llit i i t n \\ilt lilll ,x i ,ces beL in-i
nlle at it ) p i0 n \\c'dne'd,st\ \o\ tenlll.'i lt. I hll s'd,l\. Nix\ clebci Sith anll
l lda\N. No\ ibei L th )i n Suiilda\, No\ceinhl' I I i I I al t 11 00 a in and 5.30 thle church \\ ill ,lcoiinei to c llt the Pa-tol 's appieciaiion wi thl the spi-
Itiual Cthem e I It 1?: ( s0 ,/' 1 ]icl',"0 1'+ ..l ,'> i ,l -'''l ( Io r iltoic Ill'tiolit, iioit Coiilic isci Pc ilcih g killihl. A\lllll\Cl'ia \
Cl'hairperCionl Ai '54-S2('S o0 \ sl n i \\ \ 2iidiiissiMonai'x biilptchl chi coi t.
Second Missionui\ liiptlist Cthutch is loated 1, iti 5i'4 lKin,- Rd

Hallelujah Fest Celebration
St Pa 'ul 1 tI Chtliu ,h lo ied .it tl )\ \ kin' t' \\1llt x spoi ot ,1
l li all lu ,h I '; I mllu k 1o I 1 'I! I l t i l< ,i'Ln on h'1nli t n| 1 \hi
b\ e cl \c cll h'i t K I '.\\ ',!'L'-, ,r\ t 1 ,off i'' "t te'r i l.' ta : t' i t i ll i d tlll

lh. tu ctlct Ili. 'c'! v {! tot th' c. e "+it :s l i :',II S" .ird A ,1 ).LD I
S lie c oi lnI ll \ 1s i'\ ;in d to ,lau 'i I ,tJ l e I '1c.' i i p at
w\\\\'l s pauti laiiei \ \'I I-h- Re\ 1 | \M .t'. \ t! k '.riei-.. I i I'. ]\ sl',oi ol
Sa tIul I',ul t o!t !t h d e t '.e t t t.'.i c" ,! r -'a "' l,. m ^ '.k ; intloi iul il io!n

(Church new.\ i\ publishlicl /r'e of C 'li.'iC. Information munst
be received in dthe trP c i rcss offices no la'r thanW .!oinda=y, ati

5 p.m. of the wet''A ] iyou 'n /t

1. WA
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Seeking the lost for Christ
Matthew 28:19 20

Pastor Landon Williams

Disciples of Cbrist Cbristiar Fellowsbip
* A Full Gospel Baptist Church *


Sunday School

9 a.m.


Worship .

10 a.m Pastor Robe( i. .coun(, Ir.

A church that's on the move in

worship with prayer, praise and power!

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

it to run. Information reccive'd
prior to thelt' evnt datc will hie
priicntid on a \pac'e available
hbaii until the dail. Fa.\ e-
mail to ~65-3S03 or cn"-mail to
Jltree*'Irscvs a iaol.coin.

Tabernacle Baptist Celebrating
Pastor's 10th Church Anniversary
Tabernacle Baptist Institutional Church is celebrating Pastor Michael C.
I dwards, St. 10th anniversary with a family and friends banquet and wor-
ship service. The activities begin Wednesday, October 24th at 7 p.m., with
mind-week service hosted by Bishop R. W. McKissick, Sr. and Sunday,
October, 28th at 10 a.m. illit Bishop R. W. McKissick, Jr. Rounding out
the celebration witlih words oi expression ;and renection.s for Pastor
Ild\\aids is the ailnniversary banquet, Sunday, ()ctober 28th. 3 5:30 p.m.
it the Rainioia Pavilion. 7166 Railona Blvd. If you would like to purchase
tickets contact Sister .lacque Mobley at (904) 993-3837 or
inobi 126iNacoincast.inet or thicjax( or contact the church
office at (904) 356-3362.

St. Phillips to Host EWC Day
St. Philips Ipiscopal ChI'nch \\ill be hosting the 5th annual "Edward
\\itWaleis College Day" at the church on Sunday. October 28th at 4 p. m.,
located at 321 West Iniont Street. Jackson\ille. Florida.
lhl altern oo will feature the Edward Waters College Concert choir
under the direction of Mrs. Barbara McNeely-Bouie. We are inviting the
community\ out to hear this outstanding concert choir and support
lJacksomn ile's own "HBCU"!
Contact the Parish office secretary. Ms. Barbara Lee at 354-1053 for
additional information. There is no charge for entry.

Thanksgiving Gratitude Service
I lie greater Jacksom ille community is in\ ited to join OneJax. Thursday.
\o, cmbei 15ih. 6 to p p.m. lor the Thanksgl\ ing Gratitude Sern ice. nowx
im it, '4th Comt (toe together w\ ith fIriends, fmuil\y and neighbors to offer
thanks and giatitude for all xwe cherish and appreciate as a community.
loiin this meatiningtul illttefaith experience at the Milne Auditorium and
( hp el at 1 dI\\ald ateis College. 103SN Kings Road. For more informa-
lnon eCiail ontcla\ I utnfedtu or l iit w .on or call the interfaith
hi tiine at '004) (2t0-11AX ( 1521).

Summerville Celebrates Church
and Pastor's Anniversary
i ,ttine< \\ Henm-. Pastor of Sunmmer tille Nlissionarx Baptist Church
\\ill celebrate 20 years of sen- ice Friday. October 26. at ~:30 p.m. On
Sunday\. October 2Sth at 4:00 p.m.. the church \\ill celebrate their 112th
.uimi\ersarI Come celebrate at the church w\\orship center located at 690
\\cit 20th St Ior mote intornmation call the church office at (904) 59S-

Zion Hope Women's Ministry

Annual Old Fashion Program
/ion I lope Missional-N Baptist Church's Senior WVomen Ministry will
Iha\ c ihlic Annualt Old Fa1shlion Program SunLda. October 28th at 3:00 p.m.
PIastio C(lif)ord Johnson w\\Ill welcome special guests. the Northeast
I loild.i Pr-Ison Nl\iisltN. Manr Singleton Choir. the Dayton iFatmily. Rut'is
lngslish and the Sophisticated Gents. Please come and join us in this spir-
itual filled program. Follow ing the program aln old fashion dinner will be
se\i xd Flor additional information contact Sister Mar' Roper. Chairlady
or Sister Edith Hicks at the church office (004) "o4-0353. Zion Hope
Missionaixn Baptist Church is located at 2S03 Edge\wood Avenue.

Food Pantry Available
Helping Hands Depot has joined the fight to eradicate hunger in the
xw orld b. creating a food pantry for those in need. The depot is providing
tlrec groceries to the community every 3rd Saturday of each month from
II a.m. 12 noon and every Tuesday from 1 p.m. 2 p.m. Pick up your
gtoccries at "020-10 Conimonwealth Avenue. Please bring a valid photo
id and proof of residency. For more information call (004) 43--4000 Ext
-. or x isit the depot online at www\\

Encore Performances of Color Purple
Stage Au.rora is bringing he Color Purple Back for two more pertorin-
ances a: Stage Aurora pertform'iance Htall on Frida\ No\ ember 1- at 0:00
pm and No\ temxber IS on Suniday at 3:0p0 p.m1. Location: 51SS Norwood
A\ tente. t wa Toin I Center. (inside thle mall'l. For tickets visit tick-
ctleap.comi or Brothers 2000 in Gatcway. For more inf. please call 904
-o s -"3-2 o r 004 ( o 373.

Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

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

Bishop Itudolpih
I hKissic,, S'.
Seliohln l':islor

Weekly Services

Sulindy Morning Worslhip
7:40 a.m. anid 10:40 a.m.

C('hurch school

Bible Study
0:30 p.m.

Midweek Services
'Weduesday Noon Service
"Miracle at Midday"
12 nool -I p.m.
1The Word frotn tile Sons
and Daughte'rs of Bethel
3rd Sunday 4:00

Come share in Holy Communion on 1st Sunday at 7:40 and 10:40a.m.


i1'a ,~

Bishop Rudolph
McKissick., .r.
Selliorl Paistor


Grace and Peace

U 'S visit

8:00 A.M. EIarly Morning Worship

9:30 a.m. Sunday School

11:00 n.m. Morning Worship
ITuesday Eveiiiiil i- 7 Prai er Senrvice
ednesday Blible Study ( 6:30 7 p.nm.
Alid-Weelk 'V1r1slihil 7 p.l.
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( o,,tetsswx ottinat ('ott tce
B o\n is asking ,ill p.istirs and
cnolMunMl\ leaders 1o collabo-
rate in ,i statewide ea' i c'lt \lotinlg
C1oi0 i\\ih tlhe religious coitmmu--
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trin p.m. to lhle Du\ al
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Octobet- 25-3 1, 2012 PVIs. Perry's F~ree Press I~age 7

Domestic Violence and Black Women

According to Institute on
Domestic Violence in the Africant
.lAmerican t.'oitnuinit, B lack
\\ omen ll\\ho are battered iha\e mIlore
physical ailments, mental health
issues, are less likely\ to practice
safe se\, anil;d ane Moe' likehlv to
ablise substances during P'regnail Mi
than black \wonien without a history\
of abuse. They Ilare also at greater
risk t or attempting suicide, particu-
larl if they were physically abusedL
as a child, for being depressed, and
to sutTer from Post T'raumalic Stress
Disorder (PTSD).
What are some of the other
domestic violence issues facing
African American women'l?
Intimate partner violencee
among African Americans is related
to economic factors. Intimate part-
ner violence among blacks occurs
more frequently among couples
with low incomes, those in which
the male partner is underemployed
or unemployed, particularly whein
he is not seeking work, and amon1 g
couples residing in very poor neigh-
borhoods, regardless of the couple's
In a nationally representative
survey conducted in ll)Q)O, 20",o of
African American women and 12
of African American men reported
at least one instance of \ violence
from an intimate partner.
African Americans account for a
disproportionate number of inti-
mate partner homicides. In 2005,
African Americans accounted tfi
almost 1 3 of the intimate part-
ner homicides in this country.
Black women comprise 8o
of the U.S. population but in
2005 accounted for 220 of o the
intimate partner homicide \ ic-
tims and 200o of all female \ ic-
tims of intimate partner homi-

.* Inltlim l painter hi omicides
dIecliMed sliiip ini llie lst ll 0
N "ais. Paii li tho lilicit s iiiVolv\ iing
a black mian ot a black womani

Sigtns of 1)omestic violence e
1. Sudden changes iI their i rienld-
ship circle
2. Lack of interest iIn activities,
school or trailing glades
3. lsolatiion from
triend- l i,.I I ,,- I I
il '

4. h li llional toiitlbi sis
t.''. lt'\cessl ive calling' l xliii or
desire ll to quickly call e back
0si O.n Ci icIl o Mli MIelISSIIeI,
humilialtion, ol constantpn.'ssulilt o
"stiltus update check iil "
7. Roniomanticiing of significant
other's jealous remarks or behavior
S. IrequenltL demand of privaIcy or
secretive behavior
Q. constant t apologetic language
10. excessive make-
S .1H ,l uniusualI
," 1l.. In.I.: physi-
S.11 I luises,
I 1 I 1

The aIerage adult has twio to
threi e respiltlol y infections i each
Year. That number jumps to six or
seven for young children. Whether
or not you get sick with a cold
after being exposed to a virus
depends on many factors that
al'lect your immune system. Old
age, cigarette smoking, mental
stress, poor nutrition and lack of
sleep have all been associated with
impaired immune function and
increased risk of infection.
('ani reCgula exercise help keep
your imuninie system in good
shape.'? Researchers are just now
supplying soe allswers to this
Cnew anil exciting question.ll
I itniess enthusiasts hal ve lie
tqlentllVy ipoited thlla they expen-
cncc less sickness than l tcil seden-L
tail\ peels I or e\;iim plc, a silli\c e
coiLn ucted dul IIi I the 'S()s
xC\icAll lliat (1 percent of' 700)
recreational liiiuneri s report ed
Il\ er colds since lhev began llrun-
inig, hile onl t. percelln felt theyv
hldL c\pexi lenced lmorel .
I in l ic sel.c chli hlis shown lthlit
dlinig iodldci e elI eC cisc se' cial
posilic\ chliages occul in llthe

iiiiiiiiine system. Various immune
cells circulate through the body
more quickly, and are better able
to kill bacteria and viruses. Once
the moderate exercise bout is over,
the immune system returns to nor-
mral within a few hours.
In other words, every time you
go for a brisk walk, your immune
system receives a boost that should
increase your chances of fighting
off cold viruses over the long term.
Should you exercise when sick'?
IFitness enthusiasts and
endiiiaiicc athletes alike are often
unccrtiailn ofl whether they should
exe cis or rest whlien sick.
Althliouli moe rescaich is needed,
liost spoils medicine experts inll
tis aie;a ecoC)iiInieC d that if you
hli'e syml,'ilptollls ol a collunoni cold
\itlh nio CeCer (i.e.. symptoms are
:ibo\c the neck), moderate exer-
cise such is walking is probably
Intensi\C exercise should be
postpI)oneld until a lc' days after
the siiptloms hla\c gone away.
ShoI\\ ci, 1i there a;u symptoms ior
signs of the flu (i.e.. lCev r, extreme
illedness. muscl aches, swollen

lymph glands), then at least two
weeks should probably be allowed
before you resume intensive train-
Staying in shape to exercise
The following guidelines can
help reduce their odds of getting
Eat a well-balanced diet. The
immune system depends on many
vitamins and minerals for optimal
function. However, at this time,
there is no good data to support
supplementation beyond 100 per-
cent of the Recommended Dietary
Avoid rapid weight loss. Low-
calorie diets, long-term fasting and
rapid weight loss have been shown
to impair immune function. Losing
weight quickly is not good for the
immune system.
Obtain adequate sleep. Major
sleep disruption (e.g., three hours
less than normal) has been linked
to immune suppression.
Avoid over doing it. Space vig-
orous workouts apart as far apart
as possible. Keep "within your-
self" and don't push beyond your
ability to recover.

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October 25-31, 2012

Foi' iti Wit I r 'o Ocaiot H 23 29, 2012

I C so L .27-7, 47-77.17

NOT NCU Spois Iholo
PLAYING ond-year head coach Henry
Frazier III takes upstart
FOR NCCU into Daytona Beach
looking for MEAC lead vs.
SECONDS Bethune-Cookman.


C IA A A ";i:I t ,,,, I
EIla II Ia '. 4I t !i a
Vilrirlia Statin 3 2 1

1 4I
Chowan :1 2I .I

I nl:oln I 4 I /
W- aloai Sia 5 it I It ( I
St. Augusltin'; ;3 3
Shaw 3 4 .1
J. C, Smith 3 2 4
I ir ... 1 'I
h,, Ih. i 0 5 1

01 Maillis Lawrnence, Sr., WSSU

OBt Kaarerone Sma ilh, Sr,, WSSU 1a l ,'a 'a ,'p
I P s [wliha l ,coard) In 581 0 all o f itnii] lre
OB Colin Bailey, Jr., RB, FSU in 20 y d,. a P
la)si ,iOaT ;oss toS Aug'j,
DL Donnie Owens, Jr., DT, WSSU 8 tA'ek I 'r :ass.

solos, I sack t-6 yards), 2 orced i,iLb e', 2 hua 'es
DB NigelRios,Jr.,CB,ECSU -9tack:es8s0o,2fo osses
I fccd M bl, 1 et 54.1 vds or TD, 1I break tip
ROOKIE Roderick Davenport, Fr TB, SAC Soredon
1-yard run ini mnova r Favv Stale
SPECIALTY Darnell Evans, KR, SHAW 125 a purpose
yards.90 yard KO return orTO, Int'rcephonl rl'tL'11nd
35a ds or r TD

MEAC ,h s :,...
t' aPlaIh I a Oaa liaap na aa 4 (a a I I a ,
INla l l( ollinah n Co I II 5 'a
llNowiv Larlin aln l a I 5 2I

SNC',l A, I ;l I 3 4
11p 'lanl' 1 3 1
NL Hll1([al[ l aa 1 I P
Savdliah IP tato P0 .I I (
No fulk Stltii 0 a 2 Pa

Simon Heywald, Jr., WR, SSU I: i a,

Tazmon Foster, Jr, LB, NCCU I- tck:e so,
ra a aned e 8pta n a v d, a TD r Loveed u! b,
v, H.uirpirl
Ryan Smith, Fr. DB, NCCU--7 ] ,;k 4 ;! :epl,,)
Davn Morris, Sr,, C, HOWARD :,e 4 ppi, k
', r M gj St'l. S
ArthurGolorth, Sr. RS, NCCU-f ; '!.o,',"," ,

SIA C ":'; ..". a... ,' "
lily :tNI Al l
toll Vloy Slato 2 0 4 1 ti 2
Alliny ltatoa 2 0 4 1 5 3
MmIIhtuliI!; I 2 I 4 ?2 i
lihurdict I I 4 I /a
C;ul, Atliata 1 3 ? 4 2 2
llWuilo 3l 0 5 0 i ( 11
Mils', 2 0 5 0 7 I
Stlllman 2 1 3 2 4 4
l.ano 0 3 2 5 3 5
Kenltucky State 0 3 0 5 1 6

Floyd Graves, Jr., RB, MILES 15 cares, 145
yards 21TDs (61, 9) yards in win ovor ranc
Dajuan Williams, Sr., DB, FVSU 4 tackle. 2
solo, interception returned 60 yards for TD in
awrn over Slillman
DevonteParker-Johnson,So., MILES- 17caries.
193 yards. 45-yard TO gallop in win over Lane
t INEMAN Marquis Franklin, RT, FVSU
TrenrtMiles, Fr., KR, BENEDICT- Reurndki cko'f
pi y iar'; fur ') aiItn (over ha0aorel/a .C

SW A C a...;,,
Alabama A&M 5 1 6 1
Jackson Slate 4 2 4 4
Alabama Stale 4 2 4 3
Alcon State 3 3 3 5
Miss. Valloy St 2 3 2 5
Ark. Iplne Bluff 4 1 5 2
PrainrlViewA&M 2 3 2 5
Southern 2 3 3 4
Texas Southern 1 4 1 6
Grambling State 0 5 1 6
De'Aunire Smiley, So., QB, PV A&M '16 o 20
passing for 251 yards 4 TDns in over Alc
State Also rushed for 30 yards on five carries
Bill Ross, Sr.,LB,UAPB-9 tackles 1 inlercepTon
returned 60yards for TD, forced humble tackle
for loss, 2 break-ups in win over Souahern
Clayton Moore, Jr., QB, JSU Pased fe' 131
yards 1 TD, ran for 60 yards, garne-w inning TD
in win over Mss Valey State
Chris Barrack, So, PK. PV A&M 7 of 7 jn PAT,
and ?3 yafdeldoal i '' ''''''n

Tennessee Stale 7 1
Concordia-Selma 5 2
Langston 4 3
Edward Waters 4 4
Central State 2 5
W. Va. State 2 6
Va. Univ. of Lynchburg 1 6
Cheyney 1 7
Texas College 1 7
Lincoln (Mo.) 1 7

Trabls Ward, Jr,, RB, TENN. STATE-Camed
34 times for 168 yards rincud ng a 42-yard TD
Nick Thrasher, LB/DB, TENN. STATE Led
Tgers w 16: tackles, 12 solr in toss !o
Jackson r.le Slaie


October 18 Grambling State 22, Va. Univ of L'burg 7
NC Central 37. Hampton 20 Howard 21, Morgan State 20
Jackson State 14, Miss Valley St. 7 20T
October 20 Jacksonville St.31, Tennessee St. 28 OT
Albany State 36, Clark Atlanta 9 Johnson C. Smith 35, Shaw 20
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 50. Southern 21 Miles 38, Lane 20
Bacone 19. Texas College 6 Prairie View A&M 52, Alcorn State 37
Benedict 39, Morehouse 26 SC State 27, Florida A&M 20 OT
BethuPe-Cookman 48, Norfolk State 3 St. Augustine's 34, Fayettevile St 28 30T
Bloomsburg 2'7, Cheyney 13 Savannah State 42, Edwaid Waters 35
Concordia-Selma 20, Southern Virginia 14 Shepherd 41, West Virginia State 20
Delaware State 24. NC A&T 0 Tuskegee 37, Kentucky State 0
ElIzabeth Cit State 47, Chowan 21 Virginia State 23, Lincoln (PA) 3
Fort Haes 228, Lincoln 1MO) 26 Virginia Union 37, Bowie State 13
Fort \alley State 35, Stillmar 17 Winston-Salemn State 58, Livingstone 0

ond-year head coaches Reginald Ruffin of Miles, Henry Frazier
II of N.C. Central, Gary Harrell of Howard and Kermit Blount of
Delaware State 't..,_.i,,, I.) are chasing titles in their respective
conferences. Third-year coach Brian Jenkins of Bethune-Cookrman
,.: : c.) faces Frazier and NCCU for the MEAC lead Saturday
while fellow third-year head coach Connell Maynor iL't...i.'.ar, r.) of
Winston-Salem State plays at Shaw looking for second straight
CIAA West Division title.



TUSKEGEE, AL-Morehouse C(ollege continued
its reign of dominance by winning the 2012 Men's SIAC
Cross Country Championship, its fourth straight title, run
at the Macon County Road and Bridge Department course
in Tuskegee University.
The Maroon Tigers had runners finish in the top three
to pace the four-time defending champions to a time of
2:17 "2 which equates to an average of 27:34.02 per fin-

ish. Most Valuable Performer was awarded to Morehouse's
Novian Middleton, who finished the 8k race with a time
of 26:52.41. 1 is coach Willie Hill received the 2012 Men's
SIAC Cross Country Coach of the Year. Not far behind
Middleton was teammate Karlton Mitchell, who finished
with a time of 27:22.56, followed by teammate Shinalola
Agbede's 27:22:56 third place finish.
In the team rankings, behind MIrehouse, Albany State
finished in second place, while Clark Atlanta outlasted the
rest of the field to finish in third place. Kentucky State and
Benedict rounded out the top live, respectively.
Similar to its performance at the Cross Country Cham-
pionship, Morehouse swept the regular season honors in
the East Division iof the conference. The Maroon Tigers
were awarded Team of The Year, in addition to HlIill being
named Coach of the Year. East Division Runner of lihe Year
was awarded to Mitchell. Morehouse also won the coveted
All-Academic Team Award.
In the West Division, Kentucky State mirrored More-
hoiuse's success during the regular season. In addition to
earning team of the year, Kentucky State's Kieren Brous-
sard was awarded West Division Runner of she Year. His
coach, and older brother, Marcus Broussard was named
West Division Coach of" the Year.
In Iwo weeks, Morehouse will compete in the NCAA
South Regional Meel, which will occitr Saturday,
November 3, 2012 at Sharon Johnson Park in New
Market AL, located less than 20 miles away from host
S(University of Alahama-I huntsville. The men's race will star
it 9.amt.
The Maroon Tigers are currently ranked fifth in the

Title contenders on center stage

BCSP -,i.i,,
The list ol contcInd*ers Iot lt honoi
I1 black college conteCtncs hlie CIA.
has llinarrowed las ewa.ils enli tIre linal Ir
regular season railces.
And with a month's w orilh ol cames le'
conferenceslC the MANlA aind SWA \(
are sIiCe clear leaders, Its too eaCt IX to 'co
teams out.
I1l 's stalt inllih tc S l \I

D)clendiii Wes\c't I 1i tloi and .ico
pion Miles atnd lTuskegee \\ ill ptl.i\ lot tli
siont title' i\[ week s anld a spot in thl e No,
chtaimpionhiP p.ainIe Miles. pl,.\ mI ,t hl
(6 p.m., IlSRN1. gets b\ \\est [ \ision I
(4-4, 3-2.2-1).
\llest'-1.5-0,2-0). undel second \e
Reginald Rufftin and led b\ senior .l, coni
SIt rbAk DaI, ill Thomlms
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in ii I 1 SuF'N t I." ,,

in the l (I' op 1,'n
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points per g ue, l and total n'-c -
gamn el
I'u'kec e ,t 1. 5 0 \
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Morgan S!ate vs iet e ste

Teiessee Stie -cs T...ess:e
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West Cheste-'Sa C .. ,',r : C",- '
West V irgir Silte' vs 'st ','. 'A V o, !", :,.
Kertuck) State ,s Le '" Fr'kf" K0
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Charleston Southemr is Ed ar ','.ies C" es::" S
Virginia State vs Chov.a E' A
Lincoln (MIO) vs Centra l Okiac a ,- Jief-'s" C :', '
McMurry vs Lagstotn n Abre' e T\
Bethune-Cookman vs NC Ce'trat. C Datera Bea. FL
ClarkAtlanta vs Tuskegee :n Aarta. GA
Johnson C Srnith vs SaXnt August e s ,.r Ch.a'te NC
Lincoln (PA) vs Bowie State n Lirco!" Uners. PA
NC A&T vs Norfolk State ir Gree:nsboro, NC
SC State vs. Howard in Orargeburg. SC
Texas College vs Concordia-Selma in TI',r. TX
Fayetteville State vs. Livingstono in FaPi ttevile. NC
Hampton vs. Savannah State in Hamptoni Va
Morehouse vs Fort Valley State in Atlanta. CGA
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs Miss Valley Sitat in Pro Blulf. ARi
Augusta City Classtc
Albany State vs Benedict in Augusta, Ga
Shfovwpilot Clas si
Prairie View A&M vs. Southern in Shlrvopoit, LA
71st hf.i( Ci ty Clissic ESPNU delayed I- ESI'N3
Alabaima A&M vs. Alabama State in ii.. AL
Texas Southern vs Grambling State in Houston, IX

its in tit' i\.
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siat linir'.s ami oi the stlat sheet paclin the coln-
ltcrence in sscoril dlefelnse ( 10.4 ppiy.) and total (27 I.,1 ypp..). lThe ( ildln Tiges ari ledl
ly Itrcsli:an rittuntin back Dl)errick Washingtoii 's
lca'u' leading I.14 rushing yi arlsds per Iame (9)

Stillinan can s C ti;l a sl are of the i W\ st l)i\i-
.ion tlille if it heals M iles t tlitrs ,a a, lnd then hlas
I 'ikci'e cal M ileat ls c lt \ c .e'k initheiri'1s)lh \ X ii
in HiluIi Il haItl 1111 n llltia s'c ariti 'l'uIskc'-cc \ouild
'ct tl ie I1 i\' \ I i etI.' o its \\Illn r\' StillIiIall
( o (It on OtLiI I I
n thie Is t. l'ort Valley State and Albany)
State tie d ati the tlli11 and \\rill also meet next
\\e k ( iii Ctoliur bu.r (l' ia. ', 1 niitin Cf is C'lasiri 1
101 the di\ i'sion title if the\ get Xrins tHI is \\eek.
I'S[L (6-2, 4- 1. 2-0) i( at homecoming (2
p.m. Iat Morehouse (2-6, 1-4. 1-2) \ hileAlban\
Sate 5.,. 1. 2-01 faces Benedict in August'a.
Ka sh \ 0Cunta; ( s ('/.'Vit' 2 p.Mt).


'.l e n \\inston-Salein State (N-0. '50). under
'cc 2' I ';! thtIrd \C.a heIad ca. ch Co(ninell iayn11or, is' upi
',s Pol. I, I second int.i l ll\ ill this \\ ek, s A\ t'A I)l\.
i| t ,i iIa h II ('w.t I Les Poll aid second in SupeI r Regionh 1. I
Iilie R .mis aii ,li tinch lh a second straiiric South
,s \ e! )n l1n '. i'n litle 'land pot in l he No\t 10 leaIc u
| h.n)Lp ailoslihp '.iilns \\ iihi tha I i lthis SatRulda\ oil
S i the' I. [ l .a l o. hi t N a I I' i \ s. Shaw i 4-4.
0 \V.s -2 \\ 55 1 closes ;Ihe rel'ular season next \',eek
,tF iayette' ille State.
:, In lite Nothil. Elizabeth Cit, State took O\ er
: .!: ('lark tu i HO '"t 1 p0 1l X iut it' ---21 \\ ni Saturslda\ i P. t Ce ho ani. I he Vikings (5-3. 4-1 Ihost Virginia
1 nion 14 4. 2-3 Saiturda,\ ( p.m.).
N\irginia State (4-4, .-21. l I\eiO\\ iis teonli
,mC ICtI,'Cnc \\ln m er ECSI .' S currentl\ lied \\ith
C,'ha.l X1 X i l-,4 4 I. 12) Irt sec'oild piclace. I e il\\o
iie ,atl \VS Salurdal \ ( :30p.m1 1 1 Aln 'CSl' \\ in
StluiJIa couple d \\ ith a1 \t IS loss would d gi\ve
S th' i l s\ iion co n andi spot' in tle title ale to
I'('S, lo" t lie seC ond >ii aight \car.

ra t l'l" tsie o ii\ \ NIl' (AC hli'. shli\\ Ii\\ n for
I' e lea,.ald 111 tiOe aonitteic Salluda\ r (4 p.tim.) in
I )al\ tola. hIeac, I la \\ lihen ethunlle-Cookilianl
.4 "' )-2.-1-0 i toC sbalXIe \\i iIth start North C'arolina
C ; central (t5-2 4-0).
NC'l, in its second \ ear under head coach
Hllenry Frazier I11. \\ as picked near tthe bottom
S(ilthtlill ii the preseason by conference coaches.
4 But the agles. po\\ ered b\ anr efficient offense.
sting\ defense and opportunistic special teams
plah.\ ha\ e W'on four straight league games to ic
S B-',( at thlie ltoip of the conference.
S B CL, th lird- ear head coach Brian Jenkins
2, hias ithe Wildcats in thie thick of thie conference
; s race again after \ ininning the title in his tirtst ear
il and falling just short a ear ago.
l3 ip N.L'C'1 hias h a\eragecd 30.5a points per gamet
inll \ ins over Savannah State, South CarolinaI
State. M hlogall State and Hlamptoni. They hai e
sue iinded an iia\ iage ol 20.7 points during lthe
ip sicak. IronticaIllyth ll ost points they have gi\ en
up during tlie steak is 3, tol Sa\tlannatiih Statl \\a ii
i, \\ winless in hiCe conference
SN 2,0p B -'1. inmeanwhile, is coming oil a 48J-,
ip thrtshing of defending conference chatpiit Nor-
folk State last week and is getting el\eclent plain

1 WINSTON-SALEM STATE (8-0) Shutout Livingstone, 58-0.
NEXT: At Shaw
2 BETHUNE-COOKMAN (5-2) -Thrashed Norfolk State, 48-3,
NEXT: Hosting NC Central in showdown for MEAC lead.
3 TENNESSEE STATE (7-1) Lost in overtime to Jacksonville
State. 31-28 NEXT: Hosting Tennessee Tech
4 MILES (7-1 -Knocked off Lane, 38-20 NEXT: -i,. :'hli,.,.
on thursday
5 TUSKEGEE (6-1) Pitched shutout of Kentucky State, 37-0
NEXT: At C ark Atlanta
6 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF I5-2) All over Southern, 50-21.
NEXT: Hostng Miss. Valley State for homecoming
7. N. C. CENTRAL (5-2) Whipped Hampton. 37-20. NEXT: At
Bethure-Cookman playing for MEAC iead.
8 HOWARD (5-2) Squeaked by Morgan State. 21-20. NEXT:
At SC State
9 ALABAMA A&M (6-1) Idle. NEXT: Showdovwn vs. Alabama
Sta:e at Mag'c Ci:y Classic
10 ALABAMA STATE 04-3 Idle. NEXT: Magic City Classic in
Brm r'gram vs Alabama A&/

Slrm t sophomore quarterback
Quentin Williams (43-68-0. 5
)TDs). w\ho has started the last
Imour games. The 'Cats lead the
N II MEAC ith an impressive +17

Williams The other surprisess have been
Howard and Delaware State.
picked eighth and 1I th bi league coaches in the
preseason. w\ ho are tied for third headed into the
C3ea0son s tinal month
How\ard 5-2. 4-1. in head coach Gary
Harrell's second season. has won four of five
league games as it heads to Orangeburg. S. C. for
South Carolina State's homecoming Saturday
(1:30 p m.1.
DelSiate. in head coach Kermit Blount's
second \ car. has been perhaps the biggest sur-
prise. The 1lornet' (4-3, 3-1) are coming off
a huitoi \\In (24-01 o\er N. C. A&T which
preceded big coln incing \\ ins o\er defending
champion Norfolk State t20-17' and perennial
pow r S. C. State (31-1 '1. The IHornets are an
imlpactful 12 in urno\ er margin. trailing onls
I-lC in that statistical caiegoro DS' plavs at
Morgan State ThursJdas 3-4. 2-2) in a game to
be catried \lC ont ESPN L (730 p.m.).

The big shoX down in the SWAC this w eek
is in Birminghamn where East Division leader
Alabama A&M t(-1. 5-11 and Alabama State
t4-3. 4-2) collide Saturday in the 7!st Annual
.U/0i; C i:' (' .;'i' at Legion Field (2:30 p.m..
HSRN). A&M cones in with a one-game lead
o\ er Bama State and Jackson State (4-4. 4-2)
in the East. Both Mississippi Valley State (2-5.
2-3) and Alcorn State (3-5, 3-3) are close behind
with tltree conference losses.
MVS I. plais homecoming at West Di\vision
leader Arkansas-line Bluff (5-2. 4-11 while
Alcorn State Ihas the s eck off.
\ tier its 50-21 \ in over Southern Saturday.
.I,.APB has ai t\\o-gamc lead in the West over
ith jaguarss and Prairie View A&M. Prairie
Viwc\ (2-5. 2-3) and Southern (3-4. 2-3) meet in
Shrc\ port. I a. Saturday (4 p.m.') in the Shrc'v-
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Page 9 lMrs. Perry's Free Press

October 25-31, 2012

Romney Supports Many of Ob
liy George I". ('urny and 24 percent called it a tie.
NNPA lditor-in-('hii'f IDuring the 90-niinuil debate inI
WASHINGTON \Vhat was loca Raton, hla., Roiney repeated
billed as the third and final debate his charge hait (Obanma had taken anll
between President IBarack Obama "apology tour" around the world
and Republican challenger Mitt when he first entered office.
Rom iney on Monday night often It concluded, "The claim that
featured the former Massachusetts Obama repeatedly has apologized

Application Deadline Approaching for

Steve Harvey's Dreamer's Academy
I'he 2013 l Disney Dreamers Acadcenl hosted bx Steve I Lrvev,
l'ssence mnaga.i.'iie and \Wailt lisinev World Resort, is acceptlni applica-
tions front teeiis until
Oct. 31. I
Now ill its sixth year,
Sthe pr og rain offers 100
young people, ages 13
to I), the opportunity to
travel to Walt )isney
World Resort in Lake
Buena aVista, Florida, to
receive inentoring from
tDisney experts, world-
renowVIIed entrepreneurs
and execuitx es in a range of imaginative career fields.
"'Disney Dreamers Academy gives hope and inspiration and exposes
youth to a world of possibilities," Harvey said. "The sixth year of this
program will prove to be the best vet. We are excited about another
opportunity to transform lives and gixe students an inside look at what
their ftiture can hold."
-The Dreamers AcadeiLM launched in 2007 and helps students explore
their options by providing a series of career workshops, networking
cents and mtoti\a.tional seminars. Participants will receive an all-
expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World Resort aind will be accomIpanied
by a parent or 0 uaidilan.
Find more information about the program and the application process,
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for the United States is not borne
out by the facts, especially if his full
quotes are viewed in context."
The Washington Post awarded
the charge four Pinocchios,
described as a whooper of a lie.
When Romney mentioned that
the United States has fewer naval
ships than it had in 1916, "Well,
Governor, we also have fewer hors-
es and bayonets, because the nature
of our military's changed. We have
these things called aircraft carriers,
where planes land on them. We
have these ships that go underwater,
nuclear submarines. And so the
question is not a game of
Battleship, where we're counting
slips. It's what are our capabilities."
Obama repeatedly accused
Romney of being "all over the

Racial Inequality and the Independent Foreclosure Review

The federal government has created a free program to help filnilies whose homes were wrongfully foreclosed

In the aftermath of our recent
foreclosure crisis, it's difficult to
overstate what a pernicious effect
predator\ lending has had oni
minority families. By buying up
subprime mortgages targeted at
minorities. Wall Street firms
rewarded and propped up systemat-
ic racist lending practices, all buti
ensuring that Black and brown iitan-

ilies would be in the worst possible
position when lthe financial crisis
When the housing market col-
lapse triggered a wa\ e of foreclo-
sures, it wiped out decades of eco-
nomic gains among African-
American and tHispanic collllmuntil-
ties. True ecolnomlic rleColii ICItiu eiic
that both \Wall Street ir-is and

predatory lenders tace harsh conse-
quences for their actions. \'ietctis of'
predatory lending should also
receiVe loan restructuring assis-
tance, loan forgiveness and other
forms of compensation.
lo that end, federal agencies
ha\ e created a tiree pirogrami
called the Independent F1oreclosuie
Re\ le\\ to help families \whose
homes were wrongfully foreclosed
All victims of the housing bubble
should be ,\\ae i that they Ilia, be
entitled to thousands of dollars iII
coImpcInslio ii undei this programi.ii
It' \oul hotite aiced toreclosuile
bei 1eni Jan.1, I. 200)0, aInd Dec. 31,
2010, and it \our lender \\ ,s one of
the 14 listed on the Independent
Fotrcclosure w ebsite, then you nmay
be able to suspend foreclosure onil
iour hlome, correct a bad credit
report, modit\' your loan or receC e
Soie oIC the llic I 'st ciiion llbiank
er ois include

The mortgage balance amount
at the time of the foreclosure was
more than you actually owed.
-You w ere doing everything the
modification agreement required,
but the foreclosure sale still hap-
The foreclosure action
occurIred wie VeCou were protected
by bankruptcy.
Fecs cihaged 01 mortgage p[ay-
menIts were itnaccuiratel\ calculated.
processed or applied.
I'o quality tor compensation, ylou
must submit .all applicatioll request-
ing a tree re\ liex the deadline is
Dec. 31, 2012. Improve your
chances of a favorable ruling b\
filling out the application as thor-
oughly as you can. Remember: your
review is free. Beware of scammers
asking for money. Itf you need a
form or have questions about the
program. \isit \\ww.independent-
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governor agreeing with actions
taken by the president on foreign
Unlike his acerbic performance
in the earlier debates, Romney
agreed with at least a half-dozen
actions taken by Obama, including
instituting economic sanctions
against Iran, wanting Egyptian
President IHosni Mubarak to step
down, increasing tile use of drones,
implementing a troop surge in
Afghanistan, and supporting tlhe
killing of samia biin l.aden.
At one point, Obania> said: "What
you've just heard i ov. Romney' say
is that lie doesn't have different
A ('BS News (titK instant poll of
unconiCitted voters showed that 53
percent thought Obaina xwon the
debate: 23 percent favored Romney1

ama's Foreign I
lie specifically criticized the
Republican nominee for saying he
would have asked Pakistan's per-
mission before entering that coun-
try to hunt down Bin Laden. Obama
made no such request before
approving the mission that ended
with the killing of Bin Laden.
Summarizing his foreign policy
accomplishments, Obama said:
"We ended the war in Iraq, refo-
cused our attention on those who
actually killed us on 9/11. And as a
consequence, Al Qaeda's core lead-
ership has been decimated. In addi-
tion, we're now able to transition
out of Afghanistan in a responsible
way, making sure that Afghans take
responsibility for their own securi-
ty. And that allows us also to
rebuild alliances and make friends
around the world to combat future
In a shift of tactics, Romney tried
to attack Obama from the left, say-
ing the United States "'can't kill our
way out of this mess" of religious
1Even though the debate focused
on foreign policy, each candidate
eased in domestic issues.
)n one, the bailout of the auto
industry, the Washington Post fact
checker said: "In the tangled debate
over whether the auto industry
would have survived under
Romney's bankruptcy plan. Obama
has the edge on the argument. This
exchange is drawn from a headline
- 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' on
an opinion article written by
Romnev for the New York Times.
But lie did not say that in the article.
It continued, "'Iltimately, along
w\ith getting nearly\ SSO billion in
loans and other assistance from llthe
Bush aind O(bamna administrations,
(ti and C'hrvsler did go through a
mllanaged bankruptcy. But many
independent analysis have conclud-
ed that taking the approach recom-
mended by Romney would not have
worked in 200S, simply because the
credit markets were so frozen that a
bankruptcy was not a viable option
at the time."
In one lively exchange. Ronmney
again boasted that Massachusetts
students led the nation n standard-
tied test scores for math and read-
ing while lie was governor.




I promised to be a President who would build a better

future; who would move this nation forward; who would

ensure that this generation-your generation-had the

same chances and the same opportunities that our

parents gave us. That's what I'm here to do. That's why

I ran for President of the United States of America.




Policy Positions
The Washington Post fact check-
er stated, "He is correct, but many
educational experts credit the
scores to a comprehensive educa-
tion overhaul that the state began a
decade before the Republican pres-
idential candidate became gover-
Turning to Romney, Obama said:
"But Governor, when it comes to
our foreign policy, you seem to
want to import the foreign policies
of the 1980s, just like the social
policies of the 1950s and the eco-
nomic policies of the 1920s."
It is unclear how much Monday
night's debate will have on voter
In three battleground states, for
example Colorado, Virginia and
Wisconsin less than 10 percent of
voters in each state ranked national
security as their top priority. It was
considered less important than the
economy, the deficit and health
Various polls show both Obama
and Romney with a small edge.
However, it is important to remem-
ber that state figures are far more
important than national numbers
because that's the pathway to victo-
ry in the Electoral College where
the election is decided.
An Ohio poll released Monday
by Quinnipiac University/CBS
News showed Obama with a 50 -
45 percent lead over Romney.
"The good news for Gov.
Romney is that he has sliced
President Obama's lead in Ohio in
half in the last month." said Peter A.
Brown, assistant director of the
Quinnipiac University Polling
Institute. "The bad news for
Romney. and the good news for
Obama. is that no Republican has
ever won the \White House without
carrying Ohio and the challenger is
running out of time to make up the
remaining difference."
The New York Times'popular
"FiveThirtyEight" column calcu-
lates that Obama has a 67.6 percent
chance of winning the Electoral
College. Romney is given only a
32.4 percent chance of upsetting
That simulation gives Obama 288
delegates to Romney's 250.



Snoop "Lion" Dogg
in Concert
The infaunous Snoop Dogg in con-
cert at Mavericks Rock N' Hlonky
Tonk at the Jacksonville Landing,
Friday October 26th at 5:00 p.m.
For more information visit
or text MAYS.

Ritz Old School
New School Pep Rally!
On Saturday, October 27th, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Ritz is calling
all alumni, current students, faculty,
famunily, friends and supporters of
Stanton, Matthew W. Gilbert.
Douglas Anderson, Northwestern,
Eugene J. Butler and William M.
Raines! See the legacy of these
great schools depicted in thle Ritz
museum exhibit for its' final view-
ing. Brag about xwh\ vour school
was is the best! Live D.J and
refreshments. Visit the Ritz at 821)
North Da\is Street or call tile box
office at (004) 032-5555.

Christmas Play
Auditions at Aurora
Stage Aurora is holding auditions
for the play "A Very Merry
Jacksonville Christmas" and is
seeking singers, dancers, musi-
cians. and specialty acts of all ages!
Auditions will be held October
27th & 28th and November 3rd
& 4th from 3 6:00 p.m. at the
Stage Aurora Performance Hall

located at 5188 Norwood Avenue
inside the Gateway Town Center. A
Very Merry Jacksonville Christmas
will feature the music of Motown,
Country, Classical, R & B, and
Gospel songs of the Season! For
more information call the Stage
Aurora Box Office at 765-7372.

A Community
Conversation on
Join moderator .ohn A. Delaney,
President, UIni\ersity of North
F1lorida to discuss: \Vhat does it
niean to lead prayer at official pub-
lic events'.' This symposium w\\'ill
take place TuesdaN, October 30th,
7 1) p.m. at the tNI' Universitv
Center, 1 IUN Drive. For more
information emnail otnejaxInt infI'.edu
or call (004) (20-1000.

57th Annual Greater
Jacksonville Fair
Bring your tfmily to the ,Greater
Jacksonville Agricultural Fair,
Wednesday, October 31st through
Sunday, November llth at the
Jacksonville Fair Grounds, 510
Fairgrounds Place. For more into
visit xwww.jacksonx illct'air.coun or call

Vikings Fashion &
Talent Show
The Northwest Classic Fashion
Tallent Show\' sponsored bi RalnIes
Senior Class of 2013, \\ill be held

Thursday, November 1st at 6:00
p.m. in Raines Auditorium, 3663
Raines Avenue. Come enjoy a fun-
filled and exciting talent and fash-
ion show. See who's got talent! For
more information call (904) 924-
3049 ext. 106 or e-mail

47th Annual
NAACP Dinner
The 4-17th A\nnual NAACP
Freedom Iluttid l)inner iwlcotmes
N \AACP National Presidentl
Benjamin lJealous as its keynoteC
speaker. h111 dinner amnd tawaids will
be held l'hursday, November Ist at
7 p.m. at the Priume Osborn Ill
convention n ('Cnter, 1000 Water St..
l'he theme is "NAAC.P. Yout
Poie\\c, Youl DecCisioIn Voi" tFo h
111Ole infol' tiom1en cm.l ,1 inlthonm -
rod4 etsoi bellsouth lin l Or Ai\-
nliacp,, concast.IeLi or call ( 4)(
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Spoken Word
Once a iionlthi, lthe Ritz others ani
Open mic tOI poets ,ind poeti -
lo\ers c i t' all ,ages Shox\ ol x outr
own ialtnll tt for t i' 1 oi Iust l come,.
listen aind soak up the crclatic
aitmospl hee Spokei \\orid hits the
siage nI'Iutsda, Notemniber lst at
-:0o p i1l, lot i noic iltonnlia onll call
(0 -04) (32- 55' oi isl w\\ \\ iII--
Jackson\ ille c in I lIe Ri L' is local-
ed at S21) North lDI\ t,, Stic t

Free Ask a Lawyer
Northeast Florida legal affiliates
will join the Johnson Family
YMCA for an "Ask-A-Lawyer"
event on Saturday, November 3rd,
9 a.m. 12 p.m., at the Johnson
Family YMCA, 5700 Cleveland
Road. Attorneys will conduct indi-
vidual 10-to-15-ninute consulta-
tions and provide guidance regard-
Ing 'ani ly law natters, cnpl.oy-
ment, landlord/teianlt, wills antd
estates, criminal law\\, bankruptcy,
and o'reclosiures to ilnalie a tew. lFor
imore intornmation contact JLA coor-
dinator at (0)4) 353-1320( or e-mail
mllerccdesC( coj.lnetC.

Omega Golf Tourney
()imegas tor tlhange, Inc. In Actioni
\\ill piescli the I lih Annut al 111
.\Igltt Scholarship (Golf,
louinanient, Saluiday, November
3rd statl, ing at 9 ;.it alt Beit Creek
liolf Course, 10440 Tournamnent
Lane. F or additional information
call lio\\ ard Stephens at (904) 566-
0 53 or visit the \website
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Caregiver Support
I ll\en H lospice is hosting a caire-
g ci sutppoirt gioup c\ le\ first
Mondi\ of the onth oili hlie next
c\ ent x ill lbe November 5tl front 4
to 5 1) 11. 1i l le Cust le.d (Car C'en le
iIt ()1ange Park at "45 Blandindg
il\ d I or mot e CitonL)aion- contact.
the local otffce at (9()4) 2 <'9- l '7.

NAACP Election
of Officers
On November 8th, the
Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP
will hold an election of officers and
at-large members of the Executive
Committee at the Branch Office
located at 1725 Oakhurst Avenue.
Polls will be open from 3:00 PM to
7:00 p.m.i A ornn of identification
is ireluiired. For more nominating
details emnail scthornp60()(aaol.comn
or call the branch office at (904)

14th Annual Georgia
Literary Festival
The annual (Gecorgia Literary
Festival will be held November
9th anI l 10th in Jekyll Island,
(Georgia.. Featured will be U.S. Poet
Laureate, Natasha Tretheway. as
well as the state Poet Laurette. to
the festival. No\w in its 14th year.
the festival focuses on authors with
Southern links and showcases the
wide range of abilities for regional
readers and writers. For more infor-
mation. visit www.georgiacenter- or contact Anna
Hall at (912) 635-4046.

P.R.I.D.E Anniversary
Book Club Meeting
Pride Bookclub is celebrating their
No ember Book Club anni\ ersalr,.
Saturday November 10th at 6:00
p.m. Celebrate at Cleota's Southern1
American Cuisine restaurant. 2111
Uni ersity Bl\d. N. Enjoy dinner
and discussion with E.C. Merritt
author of The Color of Sandy. For
more information contact Felice

Franklin at felicef( or
call (904) 389-8417.

San Marco Arts Festival
First Rate Juried Arts Festival will
return to San Marco with leading
local and national artists. Saturday
November 17th and Sunday,
November 18th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Enjoy an eclectic mix of original art
on the square at 1971 San Marco
Boulevard. For more information
visit or email
info( or call (561)

Color Purple Encore
Critics and Audiences raved and
we're bringing it back for You!
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
will present the Tony Award win-
ning hit Broadway smash hit musi-
cal The Color Purple Saturday,
November 17th and Sunday,
November 18th at the Stage Aurora
Performance Hall located at 5188
Norwood Avenue inside Gateway
Town Center. For ticket information
call the Stage Aurora Box office at
(904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373.

Drumline Live!
Drumline presents its energetic cast
and a versatilee group of musicians
honoring dance and soul. Hear an
eclectic mix of sound as the theater
brings the American Marching
Band experience to a wider audi-
ence. Saturday. November 17th at 8
p.m. in the Times Union Moran
Theater. 502 W. State St. For more
information visit. wwwin.artistseries- or call (904) 632-3373.

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Whitney Houston's Family Copes With Grief in Reality Show

by Jill Serjeant, Reuters
Nlaking a TV reality show mayx
not be the most obvious way to
cope with the sudden death of a
loxed one, bullet most families don't
count an icon like W\hiitlnev lontslon
natong their relatives
Less than a x\ear after tlie "1 Will
Always I o\e You" singer drowned
accidentally in a hotel bath tub after
taking cocaine, loustonl's teen
daughter, her mot her, brother andi
sister-in-law share w\\ith the world
their struggle to cope in "The
[lolstons: O(n Our Own".
Difficult as that is, the Houstons
say that making the 14-episode
show tbr cable channel Lifetime
has helped rather than hindered the
"The show has kept the tfanily
close together, (instead otf) isolated
from one another. We talk about
things, we are very open, and we
pay attention to the ones who need
consoling the most. Doing the show
certainly has helped in a huge way,"
said Pat Houston, Whitney's man-
ager and sister-in-law.
"There are preconceptions about
the ftimily that just aren't true. We
are a strong family, a working faIn-
ilv, and a typical family. Our fathmily
member just happens to be an icon,"
she added. "You will see a falnilt
that is grieving, that loves one
another. You will see a family that is
tlring to mo\ e oil."
The series, which makes its debut

on Wednesday, sets tile stage for a
slew of November tributes to the
troubled singer with the golden
voice. UIpcoming projects include
an llticial glossy book of photos, a
compilation allbumi of Ihoustonl's
big,ges limits tllal features a new'\ diuel
version of "1 I ook o You" wi\\tlli R.
Kelly, and the Nov. I TV' broad-
cast ofl a special (Iannivy tribute
starring lJetnifer I ludsonl, I slier and
(C'eline Dion.
Few of tile manay public salutes to
Houston since her February death
have touched on her xwell-publi-
eiZed addiction to drugs and her
tumultuous personal life. Yet the
TV series delves into some of fm11i-
ly's thorniest issues.
Bobbi Kristina in spotlight
Using some of Houston's soaring
ballads to set the tone, including her
2003 single "On My Owvn," the
show opens with the family in their
Atlanta, Georgia home days before
thie first Mother's Dayx without
Whitney and their first visit to her
tHer daughter and only heir to tile
estate, Bobbi Kristina, I1, is 11ndingL
solace in an alcoholic be average, and
the arms of Nick (liordon, 23, the
teen Whitneyv lHouston took into the
family home \\'iwhen lie \was a trou-
bled high school student.
"We were best friends a long time
ago, and now I am i loxe with
him," Bobbi Kristina explains on
camera, before telling appalled

lfanily members at a dinner tlia she
and (iordoji are engaged, and that
she is looking to launch a recording
career of her own.
IPat H louston, wh\vlio in lihe show's
first episode is firnlly against any
eniga'gemen,, t, declined to address the
couple's curernl ilalionslhip staltus.
"It's a jouirn-'y. You've just got to
watchh the show," she told Rciteirs
last week.
The notion of putting Bobbi
Kristina in the spotlight so soon
after her mother's death, and the
singer's messy 2007 divorce from
singer Bobby Brown, sparked pub-
lic dismay when the reality show
was announced in May.
Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized
twice with anxiety in February
20112 after her mother Houston, 48,
was found drowned in a Beverly
Hills hotel from what officials later
said was a combination of cocaine
use and heart disease.
But Pat HI ouston said that reality
shows were nothing new for the
I Houston clan. Whlitlne' Iouston's
chaotic relationship with llBobby
Brown was chronicled in tile 2005t
ITV series "Heling Bobby Brown"
and Pat louston's life as tilhe
singer's longtime manager \'was fea-
tured on the more recent show
"Pow\er Brokl ers".
"We ha\e always been Involxed
in negotiations for a reality show\x
c en \\lhen \lutnev \\as alixc. So
ti s is icall\ no dite iint llIt's notlh-

Ilobbi Kristina Brown and Nick (ordon recently attended "The Houstons: On Our Own" series premiere
party at Tlribeca Randd Hotel in New York. She is rumored to be pregnant.

int new to the famtily," shie said.
Houston said she hoped thlie tnew'
show would help Whitney's fans
come to teris with her death, as
much as it is helping llhe famMily.
"It is almost giving them closure
iII seeing the itipes of people she
had around lie, and then hearing
hei iiUsliC anid (it is a chance) loi
th ilto icei'incel lthe good instead

of all the negativity that may have
surrounded her life in the past
decade," she said.
As for the fuliture. "There will he
bumps and grinds as there always
Sill be But \\ce kno\\ ho\\ to handle

that and keep it moving because we
love Whitney, and we love what she
represents with her music and we
hope her fans continue to do the
same with her legacy." Houston

Harvard Rejects Jay Z as a Business Role Model,

Power Couple Can't Trademark Baby's Name

If there's one thing everyone
knows about hip-hop mogul entre-
preneur Jay-Z. it is that he is an
expert in all matters regarding busi-
The drug dealer -turned rapper -
entrepreneur is one of the wealthi-
est men in the world. Forbes
claimed he and Beyonce Knowles'
combined incomes equate to a bil-
lion dollars. With all of this being
said, it's no surprise that many peo-
ple revere Jay-Z as a business role

model... Everyone except lIar\ard
University that is.
In 2005, C'hanequa ('amlpbell, a
freshman at Hlar\ard lntersitty,
completed a profile lor an on-calt-
pus recruiting program it \ cht shte
listed Jay-Z as her business Iole-
model. Campbell xwas promptly
called into the Oftfice of ('arCer
Services and told to replace Jay-\-
with another business role-model.
"It's not appropriate. I don't think
people will respond well to this,"

the career counselor told lieI
('amnpbell gre\\ up seen blocks
tfronm Ja-.1 / n Brooklxn and ictused
to iCeplace hlls nlaime or anotliel
business role-miodel At lei s;oIe
back anid foith \Nwithi the counselor.
('anipbell gtieed to use J.i\',- legal
name. Sc, Ci ('ate,
It's obvious thA I l Iaix .ii d got it
wx rong about .l.1v-/ (,ampbell ha.,
bounced back from hlle legal Ioiu-
becs and is tea.liing in NI \\York
('it.. She's thinking -about working
.ii a think tank and is also writing a
II otlier Jay and Be\ new s. J,Il-/
anid Beyxonce can't trademark the
name of their daughter. Blue lxI\,
the I,.S. Patent .And frlademnaik
tOfflice lhas ruled, which nmeii, thle
Hoston wedding pl.iniii Blue i\\
canI contIIunC to use the nmeC
Tlhe supesttal couple filed a peIi-
tion to trademark the .ime "Bhlue
l\ shortly after thiei diauglhter \\as
ihoi in Janlluai,. seeking to reIeCic
it lor use as a possible bhalnd naimel
lto a line of bhabh-related products,
including c,-arges. diper bags anid
bab\ cosilletics.
Verotlica Alexandra, \\ho started
Blue 1\c in 200),. filed her oxwn
petition to trademark the name. and
the Patent Office ruhlig means she

can use'I "Blue l\x" tor cxcnt and
wedding pl.iniiiing and related mar-
keting aid aied\t'lising .l -/ and
Bc\oncc alln use li'cthe liable lo ollicl
potClen1il busines'I s cIIdca \oies
"1 k ew\\ this \\ais goi to ble a bit
ltc'is\cCl tolleit co.istci." \Ale\,indiA.
'2, tells Rollini Sto' iie "If tiisi \\ ,is-
in't goitg to \\ ok. I'd go atler both
ot thiiC t I ike. '1 yet's do 11'' IIn ix
nund I souni protceti\c rights
here's no \\.ix b\ \\ix of being .1
celebni\ lthe\ should l ha\e entitle-
lmnt lto the Ilaiel Shiame onil
thnem "
Ale\,xandia .\\i s iitt ll surprised
to leCiia the t'Italous couple had
gI\ cn thlei child the 'ame n.ime 1as
icir compiulp "I \\,is ieallx blatanit-
1\ shockcdi." 'slie ',;x s "I1 didn't
tilnk it w \\s truei becausei'; nobody\
n,.uc, t lien d.Iughter Blue 1\x."
Still. Ale\indi,a. who inaied the
comipaix to coIl\C\ romantic tradi-
lonlalhsm. sia\s thle radnemark dis-
pute ha' 'been a blessing in disguise.
"'Fot ilte it \\,is a \ ri\ liige compli-
ment." slhe sal\s. "All in ill was
e\iremel\ hiappx thait I i design
CIpaciTy is p'rety ba.diLass."
1'he entrepreneur's mam take-
axxa\ i "Money doesn't bu\ evecry-

Wyclef Jean

Wyclef Closes Charity's Doors

\ clet'.Jean's charity Yele Haiti has closed its doors leaving donors and
hopeful rccipients w\ tthoit a clue as to the whereabouts of the donations.
No\\ that Ycle llaiti's chief execute\ c. Derek Q. Johnson. has resigned.
the chalil tx hls shut do\\ n. According to the New York Times. Johnson
decided to step do\w n \\ hen .iii "declined to accept a settlement proposed
b\ the allornec geneirl co crmng the charity's pre-earthquake acti cities "
here lias been an ongoing iix estigation bx the New York attorney gen-'s office about the charity's finances before the earthquake and pro-
posed that the chanlit's founders pa\ SOO.00t00 for debts and an audit of
theii records since the disaster.
Jean and Ils olrganil.Ution ha\ c endured cr1ticisnm since Haiti's January 12.
2010. caithlquikc du to lthe naishiindling of $10 million collected in
Allegations tha.t S11 itmllon \\,is used on traNel. salaries, uncompleted
projects. orgalniZailon expenses and a nonexistent Florida firm rather than
being funneled into affected areas in Haiti ha\ e marred the charity's repu-
tation and tinall forced the company\ to go out of business.

Trcndscttcrs O&A: Thandie Newton Talks Natural Hair

by Kay Montano
Thandie has been growing out her hair relaxer for the
last year and she's now 100% Lye-free, (the controver-
sial chemical in black hair straightening products) and
is finding that wearing it big and natural is extremely
Q: What made you decide to go natural?
Its taken about 2 years to fully grow out my relaxer.
I always thought I would go back to curly, because I
didn't want my daughters to judge their beautiful curls.
I assumed they'd want to be like their Mum, and
they've only ever known me with straight hair.
However, it turns out they're so secure in who they are
as individuals that I don't think it occurs to them to be
like anyone else, and that includes me.
What inspired you to allow your hair return to it's
natural state?
So, the ultimate personal wake up call was when I
saw Chris Rock's documentary Good Hair, and saw
how the active ingredient-Lye (that's in all black hair
relaxing products)- can melt a Coke can. Also the fact
that the FDA take no responsibility with harmful chem-
icals when it comes to beauty products. Scary.
How does having wilder looking, bigger hair make
you feel as opposed to the elegantly-on-trend hair-
styles we're used to seeing you with on the red car-
I have to feel comfortable with having 'all eyes on
me', which I do when I work, less so in life. Ironically
I don't want to draw attention to myself because of
celeb spotting, but my big hair, for a time will work as
a disguise! Straight hair has been 'on trend' lIr years
and years, so having big curly hair means "I'm step-
ping outside the mold, outside what's accepted and
applauded". It takes a little courage to do that. Mainly,
I want to wear it natural because it looks amazing!
Do you think cultural attitudes within the black
community are changing with regards their hair?
The kinky-haired Afro has been practically ironed

out (pun intended!) within the mainstream black com-
nutnity. Now, black women have silkier, smoother
longer hair than any other women. And there's no stig-
ma attached to black \\oInen alnd ialse hair (weaves,
extension, wigs) whereas if a white w\omIan wore false
hair they'd seem more of a phony and inadequate.
That's changing a lot, but men certainly don't expect
white women to have false hair, whereas black bo'vs
know that therc's 'No touching above thle neck!' And
there's no enbairrassminle about it.
What are your experiences?
The stigma with some black women seems to be lhatl
'nappy hair' is almost as had as loo roll trailing lfromi
your shoe. I have always let mIy daughter's hair be wild
and scruffy. I love the shapes and I flTny halo. But when
they were 'papped' in the States I had remarks about
how I don't take care ofl their hair. The trulh is I choose
to keep it that way. When I see hair that's been pulled,
stretched, brushed till bullet smooth I just think 'ouch'.
I have mly limits mind, sometimes I have to beg Nico to
let me tidy it up for fear of other looking like she's been
Ilow was it for you, growing up in Penzance,
Well for a start I only visited a hairdressers once in
Imy entire childhood. II was a nightmare. They washed
it and lhen (drumroll...) blowdried and BRUSHED it.
It was like a huge candy floss no curl definition. It
looked ridiculous. And it cost nly Mumn 20 quid that
was tlhe thing I hated mIost, that may Mum had to say
thank you, pretend she was pleased and pay all that
money. The truth is llthe salon hald no idea we wereC a
loooong way flromi London. A long way from any other
black person. I don't think you could even buy a decent
conditioner. Vilapoint was the only product, I loved
Vitapoinlt. The s cill meant 'fliiend'.
Without the support of a black 'hair culture' around
you, how did you learn to m-ianage your hair?
I think the closest thing I had to long, straight tangle-

free hair was when I had it braided into 'singles' during,
the Summer holidays. By the time I was 13 1 could do
it myself. Thal's one huge plus. I'm RiEALLY good at
doing hair 1 IHAD to learn,. and I did and I can do it
all. I can bralid fit extensions, do nmy own we ave, cut it,
bo\\ di'\ it bone straight, make hair pieces, lit w\igs.
slx\l it beehixe, forties, :\'ro, youl nialne it. I started
young nd I then from l 1 wx lihen I started acting, 1 learned
from the best of the best.
So what is your experience of modern hair-
dressers today-are they all clued up about Ihow ito
manage your hair?
To be honest 1 do struggle with hairdressers, even
now. The main problem is that hairdressers (and
some at tle top of their gamie) don't understand
hoxw my type of hair changes dramatically
depending on what climate, substance, cetects
it. Water in any form is like a chlieck magic
wudl e\ven miist! But with the corrcLt tools
aid nunnaging my kind of hair can do .ANYN-
THING, which is brilliant! So hairdressers
like the genius Kerry Warn, or ilaauril
Niemela, are leagues better than others
because they can work black hair front wet to
dry in any style.
I'mn surprised that more people don't uinders: utl
this (even though hair salons still seems to be cihlini 1-
ly divided between 'black' hairdressing ior 'car ...1 111
hairdressing), there are many black models and .iii tl s:mmA
es around l that they work wilh.
I think a problem for top hairdressers is that most
black models and high end clients have weaves (Indiani
hair), so tlie technicians never work on ainthentic black
hair. Whether black, while, blonde, bhiuncle. I'd i head
to a local black hairdressers any day of thlle week-
because if a technician can work black hair, yon can
work ANY hair.
I have lots of 'beauty icons' that., to my mind, rep-
resent a more diverse attitude to beauty, that hope-

fully represent a wider scope of womanhood. Do you
have any 'h-air icons'?
1 just watched 1Flashdancc with mynV girls. Jennifer
Beales hair! In the same breath 1 get a total wide on for
1m1 friend L aura Bailey's hair. It's unreal. Thick. shiny.
heaix sx singing blanket of the good stutf. Who doesn't
lo e Rihanna's red'.' Or Stevie Wonder's braids?
lhatt would you say to yotng girls and -women of
colour who struggle with hair 'issues'?

tUltinmately the goal is to be free to do whatever you
waulnt with vour hair. But what we 'want' is intluenced
by so mani\ factors. When 1 w as little I insisted my par-
ents stopped calling me l'handie because it was so 'dif-
tfrenlt',. my desire was influenced by a community
where the wxav I looked w\as not celebrated, xwxhere m111
uniiquciienss xwas seen as sulspecl. Whatever \we are
repelled by. or don'l twanl right there is the bud to a
root we need to dig uip and investigate.


Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z

October 25-31, 2012

Pae1 Is er' FrePrs Ocobr I- 1,21

Ohio Voter Fraud Billboards Taken Down to Protect Sponsor

Ohio Voter Fraud Billboards Taken Down to Protect Sponsor

by Kim Palmer
CLEVELAND More than 140
billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin
warning of the criminal conse-
quences of voter fraud will be taken
down starting on Monday after the
sponsor chose to remove them
rather than reveal its identity, the
billboard owner said.
The billboards, which show a
large judges gavel and read "Voter
Fraud is a felony up to 3 years
and a Sl I -n tine," went up prima-
rilv in low-income minority neigh-
borhoods in early October, just
weeks before the November 6 elec-
tions, and were immediately criti-
cized by voter rights groups as an
attempt to intimidate minority vot-
The sponsor was not identified on
the billboards owned by Clear
Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc. The
company said this was a violation
of its policy against anonymous
political ads.
After discussions, the sponsor,
whom Clear Channel Outdoor has
called a "private family foundation"
but declined to name, "thought the
best solution was to take the boards
down, so we are in the process of
removing them." thie company said

in a statement.
Crews have already began taking
down 30 illl'o.ii I in Cleveland,
30 in Columbus and 85 in
Cleveland City Councilwoman
Phyllis Cleveland, one of the most
vocal critics of the billboards said,
'Needles to say I'm happy they

will be taken down but 1 want to
know who was behind this in the
first place."
In response to the outcry, Clear
Channel Outdoor donated 10 bill-
boards aIround tlie Cle\elaCnd area
that read "Voting Is a Right. Not a

Statue of Civil Rights Icon

Fannie Lou Hamer Unveiled
She is remembered across the world as the ..
woman who was "sick and tired of being sick and1.-
Hundreds traveled from came from across the
United States to remember Fannie Lou Hamer, a
tireless civil rights advocate during her lifetime, at
the unveiling of a statue built in her honor in her
hometown of Ruleville, Miss.
"What was it James Brown sang? I feel good," .
Hamer's daughter, Vergie Hamer Faulkner, said on
seeing her mother's statue, according to the Clarion
Hamer was born Fannie Lou Townsend on Oct. 6,
1917, to sharecroppers. She later worked as a share-
cropper and timekeeper on a plantation in A
Sunflower County, Miss. She died March 14, 1977.
Many remember t c awer Ifor her unstinting pas-
sion for civil and lIiuman rights, equLality and justice. ,
l lcr activismi probably began III1'P,2 when site .,
decided to register to vote and was told she would
have to leave the plantation where she had lived and
worked for 18 years, .
"I1 didn't go register for you sir, I did it forW
myselff" liamer told her boss W. D. Marlowe, 'A
according to the statue committee's website.
From then on she dedicated herself to registering 4"
Black voters and other social causes while suffering ,
imprisonment, beatings and assassination attempts.
I lamer helped organize the racially diverse
Nlississippi tireedoni I)emocratic Party, which chial-
lcined the seatinii of an all-White Mississippi dele-
attiong I at the 1964 Democr atic National
tc deitfing speech before the assembly was so
eloquent and so fiery that President Lyndon
Johnson called a press conference to try and divert
attention away frliom her. But national networks later
ran her speech in its entirety and a national audience
sat '- I i. ...ii by her conviction and her truths.
Speaking of her beating at the hands of highway
patrolnmen iin W\Vnona she asked, "Is this America.
the land of thile free and the hoeC of thile brave,
\ here \\we have to sleep with our telephones off the ,
hooks becaCuse our lies be threatened daily. "~0S1
because \\e \\ant to ix e as decent human beisins in
A\niei Ic a
,'-;She became know n for her oratorical skill and A life-sized bronze statue of civil rights activist
tear lessiness. Fannie Lou Hamer is unveiled at the Fannie Lou
S"Fannie Lou I lamer went ifom being a sharecropper. Hanmer Memorial Gardens in Ruleville. Miss.,
to becoming a strong, black female who was so articu- Friday, Oct. 5. 2012. Hamer. who died of cancer in
late and such an incredible motivator." said Reena 1977. drew national attention in 1964 when she and
li\ers-Everette. the daughter of slain civil rights other members of the racially integrated Freedom
activist NMedgar Evers. as quoted by Democratic Part' challenged the seating of
She changed the course of history especially in the Mississippi's all-white delegation to the Democratic
field of politics and the Democratic Party." National Convention

Not for Santa's Wishlist

.. u This is not a joke!
i'.''' Darren Cullen, a UK-
based artist, has
designed a new preg-
nant doll called
"Baby's First Baby",
includes features such
as "cravings". "stretch
marks", and waterss
[that] really break".
5 Packaged inside are
three bottles for each
*. generation, grandma

r\ baby, fetus baby and
WOl fetus-fetus baby.

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