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Shopping While Black: Teen Sues
Barneys and NYPD for Profiling
A 19-year-old black teenager is suing retail store Barneys and the New
York City Police Department (NYPD) after he said he was racially pro-
filed, arrested, and detained for buying an expensive designer belt.
College student Trayon Christian said that he used an approved debit
card to buy a $349 Ferragamo belt on April 29, but that Barneys
employees specifically targeted him and called the NYPD.
According to the lawsuit, NYPD detectives approached Christian soon
after he left Barneys, questioned how he got the money for the belt, and
then handcuffed and detained him in a holding cell for about two hours.
He was released with an apology after the police found the card was
Now he is suing the store and the police for unlawful search and
seizure, unlawful arrest, false imprisonment, negligent hiring, and racial
profiling. The suit was filed on Tuesday with the New York Supreme

Martin Luther King Jr.
Papers Rake in 130k at Auction
A collection of papers from the American civil rights leader Martin
Luther King Jr, including two letters that he wrote while he was in India
studying Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, have fetched
more than $130,000 at an auction.
King wrote the two letters to his personal secretary, Maude Ballou,
when he was in India in 1959. One letter that King sent from Bangalore
sold for $18,750 and another from Bombay fetched $17,500.
The material, more than 100 artifacts in all, sold Friday at Heritage
auctions, New York, were consigned to auction after more than half a
century in the possession of 88-year-old Ballou. The collection includ-
ed King's handwritten notes on eight cards containing the outline of his
famed 'Dexter Avenue Church Farewell Address,' circa 1960, which
fetched $31,250 as the top lot of the archive.

NAACP Names Lorraine Miller
as Interim President and CEO
The NAACP has named Lorraine C. Miller, a
member of the organization's national board, to
serve as interim president and chief executive. She
will be the first woman to serve as president of the
nation's preeminent civil rights organization.
Miller comes to the position following the resigna-
tion of Benjamin Todd Jealous, who will step down
in January after five years as president and chief
"This is a moment of great change and great opportunity for the
NAACP," said Roslyn M. Brock, the chairman of the 104-year-old
"We are excited to work with Lorraine C. Miller during this time of
transition. We are confident that Lorraine will serve the association with
a steady and experienced hand as we continue the search for the next
president and CEO," Brock said.
Professionally, Miller is a real estate broker. She also was the first
African-American clerk in the House of Representatives, from 2007 to
2011. Earlier, she worked for a number of House speakers, including
Nancy Pelosi, Thomas Foley and Jim Wright.
In September, when Jealous announced his plan to step down, it came
as a surprise to many in the civil rights community. In his tenure, he
oversaw a dramatic improvement of the organization's finances, mem-
bership and visibility.
Jealous said he decided to leave the position of president and chief
executive in order to spend more time with his family, saying that he
had spent nearly 150 days away from home and his wife and two chil-
dren since 2008.

Michael Jackson is Highest
Earning Musician Dead or Alive
The King of Pop still reigns.
According to Forbes magazine, the
late Michael Jackson has earned
more money in the past year than
any other musician dead or alive.
2Between June 2012 and June
2013, Jackson's estate earned $160
million. This surpassed the second-
place earner, MJ's living rival
Madonna, who made $125 million
in that time span, by $35 million.
"It's the third time in the past five years that the top-earning celebrity in
the world has come from the graveyard," reports Forbes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Jackson's earnings come from
"two Cirque du Soleil shows -- one that tours, one housed at the
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Vegas -- and his half of the
Sony/ATV song catalog, which includes his own hits as well as tunes
like 'When a Man Loves a Woman."'"
On the list of deceased earners, Elvis Presley comes in a distant sec-
ond (with $55 million), followed by Peanuts creator Charles Schultz
($37 million), Elizabeth Taylor ($25 million), and Bob Marley ($18

Volume 26 No. 52 Jacksonville, Florida October 24 30, 2013

Obama's Showdown with 'Teapublicans' is Just Beginning

By George E. Curry
Believe it or not, President
Obama's decision to finally stand
up to Teapublicans a Republican
Party hijacked by Right-wing Tea
Party zealots in the latest standoff
over the Affordable Care Act and
the debt ceiling was the easy part.
Next comes the real fireworks
over the budget. And, judging from
the past, the Democrats are likely

to wave the white flag of surrender,
even before the first shot are fired.
Don't forget that although Obama
campaigned on the promise of
extending the Bush tax cuts only for
individuals earning less than
$200(,000 and couples making less
than $250,000, which would cover
98 percent of all taxpayers, he even-
tually capitulated under Republican
presSice, extending the Bush-era

rates on incomes below $450,000
for families and $400,000 for indi-
And in his unsuccessful effort to
reach a grand bargain with House
Speaker John Boehner in 2011,
according to leaked confidential
documents, Obama expressed a
willingness to support cuts to TRI-
CARE, the health insurance pro-
gram for the military and military

retirees; Social Security, Medicare,
housing, nutritional assistance and
other social programs.
Former Labor Secretary Robert
Reich explained why he, too, feels
Obama will cave in to Republican
"He's already put on the table a
way to reduce future Social
Security payments by altering the-
Continued on page 2

BSEC: A Blueprint

for Economic Success

Shown above at the celebration are Dr. Robert V. Lee, IV, CEO
FreshMinistries, Deborah Thompson, recipient of the Michael Bryant
Award and BSEC Executive Director Jackte Perry.

Ten years ago, FreshMinistries
and the Beaver Street Board of
Directors joined forces to create a
state-of the art business facility and
a comprehensive set of professional
advisory services that would accel-
erate the rate of both start-ups and
entrepreneurial ventures in urban
Today, the Beaver Street

Enterprise Center has a diverse
clientele by supporting over seven-
ty-five new companies in the city
since 2003. The BSEC guides busi-
nesses clients through the business
process and assists them with the
administrative, sales finance, legal
and marketing cfform necessary to
launch their products into the mar-
ketplace. Continued on page 2.


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The J.P. Small Park is now listed in the National Registry of Historic
Places. The designation will allow the location certain protections. The
historic baseball field located on Myrtle Avenue was once a haven for
Negro League baseball known as Barrs Field upon construction in 1912.
The present brick stadium, which was renamed Durkee Field shortly after
its construction in 1935, is significant for its connections to the African
American community, serving as the home of the American Negro League
Jacksonville Red Caps and the EWC football team. It was also the host
field of the short-lived Flower Bowl, a New Year's Day college football
bowl game played by two historically black colleges. KFPphoto

The Benefits of Laughter Realized at Abysinnia

byTracie Henderson Smith
The AnnieRuth Foundation, Inc.,
a Jacksonville non-profit set on
addressing the needs of under rep-
resented communities in the areas
of education, health care, and finan-
cial responsibility, sponsored a
night of "clean Comedy" comedy to
benefit the organization and intro-
duce its various programs to a
packed house at Abysinnia
Missionary Baptist Church.
The benefit was hosted by
Comedian Terry T. Harris of
B.E.T's Comic View and P. Diddy's
Bad Boys of Comedy. Joining him
as host was fresh off the Gospel
Kings of Comedy Tour, comedian
Alton "A.J." Jackson,
The show was an explosive pres-
entation of eight of Jacksonville's
finest comics including: Ozrick
Cooley; Jennifer "Ms. Gin"
Thomas; David "D Jones" Jones;
David Emanuel; and Kentrich "K
Webb" Webb. Warming up the audi-
ence with the opening performance
was comedian A-Train, co-host of
the Terrance Pickett Show.
Under the leadership of
DeAndrous Wilcox, the AnnieRuth
Foundation offers a variety of
instruction such as character devel-
opment for pre-teens and leadership

Photo: L R: Terry Harris, Alton "AJ" Jackson, David Emanuel, K. Webb, David Jones,
DeAndrous Wilcox, Ozrick Cooley, Paul Sams, Michael Cobb and Ms. Gin.
development for adolescents. They an effort to improve their quality of ics, computer equipment, classroom
also focus on parenting skills and life. All proceeds from the benefit furniture, and other items.
have dleigned a program for senior went to the AnnieRuth Foundation For more on the AnnicRulh
citizens. Participants are encour- for educational programs, building Foundation visit www.annieruth-
aged to make lheailthi life choices in enhancements, supplies, electron- foiindi.tion 1:g

Southern Women Show Delivers the Mind, Body and Soul Experience

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Kimberly Jordan and Ashlee Hatcher

The Southern Women's Show was
in full affect this past weekend as
over 20,000 people perused the ven-
dors and took a break to feel re-
freshed, rejuvenated and recharged!
The festive atmosphere returned to

Jacksonville October 17-20, and was
jam-packed with cool jewelry, hand-
bags, make-up tips and tricks, deli-
cious gourmet treats and more.
Besides the incredible shopping,
women enjoyed a runway fashion

Ebony Jackson, Karen Washington and Cynthia Clark
Ehony Jackson, Karen Washington and Cynthia Clark

show presented by Dangerous
Curves models, and informed speak-
ers. Also highlighted was a belly dan-
ing class, and "Living your best life"
and "Are your ready to live?"work-
shops. Momns, sisters, and best

Don't Ignore Tax Deduction for Moving Expenses

Whether you're relocating across
town or across the country, moving
is expensive. By the time you've
paid to have your household goods
packed and moved, cancelled and
reconnected utilities and racked up
storage fees, you could easily be out
thousands of dollars.
Many people don't realize that if
they're moving to start a new job,
transferring with a current employer
or even returning to the U.S. to re-
tire after working abroad, their mov-
ing expenses may be tax deductible.
Plus, moving expenses are an
"above-the-line" deduction, which
means they reduce your adjusted
gross income and can be claimed
even if you don't itemize deduc-
Two tests generally must be satis-
fied to claim a moving-expense de-
Distance test. The distance be-
tween your new job and your former

home must be at least 50 miles far-
ther than your previous workplace is
from that home. For example, if you
used to work 10 miles from home,
your new workplace must be at least
60 miles from your old home. Ifthis
is your first job or you were unenm-
ployed, the job must be at least 50
miles from your old home.
Time Test. Regular employees
must work full-time at least 39
weeks during the 12 months after
moving, although the weeks needn't
be consecutive or for the same em-
ployer. (For self-employed people.
it's 78 weeks during the first 24
If you moved this year. you can
claim the deduction on your 2013
taxes even if you haven't yet met the
time test, provided you expect to
during the coming year. If you later
fail to meet the time test, you must
reverse the deduction, either by in-
cluding the amount as "other in-

come" on your 2014 tax return, or
by filing an amended 2013 return.
See IRS Publication 521 for all el-
igible and ineligible expenses and
other details about the moving ex-
pense deduction. To file for the de-
duction, complete IRS Form 3903
and attach it to a Form 1040 Income
Tax Return. You don't need to com-
plete a Schedule A unless you are
otherwise itemizing deductions.
(You cannot claim moving expenses
on a 1040EZ Form.)
Also note: If your employer reim-
burses you for any deductible ex-
penses. you must reduce your
moving deduction by that amount;
and, employer reimbursement for
non-deductible expenses will likely
be treated as wages on your W-2
Take a few minutes to calculate
whether you qualify, for the moving
expense deduction you could save
a bundle on your taxes.

Obama Showdown Just Beginning

continued from front
way cost-of-living adjustments are
made using the so-called 'chained'
consumer price index, which as-
sumes that when prices rise people
economize by switching to cheaper
alternatives. This makes no sense for
seniors, who already spend a dispro-
portionate share of their income on
prescription drugs, home healthcare,
and medical devices the prices of
which have been rising faster than in-
flation. Besides, Social Security isn't
responsible for our budget deficits.
Quite the opposite: For years its sur-
pluses have been used to fund every-
thing else the government does.
"The President has also suggested
'means-testing' Medicare that is,
providing less of it to higher-income
seniors. This might be sensible. The
danger is it becomes the start of a
slippery slope that eventually turns
Medicare into another type of Medi-
caid, a program perceived to be for
the poor and therefore vulnerable to
budget cuts.
"But why even suggest cutting
Medicare at all, when the program
isn't responsible for the large budget
deficits projected a decade or more
from now? Medicare itself is enor-
mously efficient; its administrative
costs are far lower than commercial
health insurance."
Equally troubling are the signals
the president is already sending on
the budget.
"Keep in mind that the budget that
we are going to pass under any deal
is going to be the Republican budget.
It will have cuts that are much more
substantial than Democrats would
prefer," Obama said in an interview
with New York's WABC-TV two
days before the government re-
opened. "The Democrats have not
asked for anything to reopen the gov-
ernment. The Democrats haven't
asked for anything for paying our
bills on time."
The last time I checked, the Senate
and the executive branch were con-
trolled by D)emocrats. Republicans
control only the Ihlouse. And the only
reason they control the Ilouse is be-
cause of gerrymandered congres-
sional districts. In the last election,
House Democrats received more
votes than Hlouse Republicans. So
why does President Obama feel that

the nation will be stuck with a "Re-
publican budget'".'
Second. Obama correctly noted
that Democrats have not asked for
anything to reopen the government or
raise the debt ceiling. And. as C(on-
gressman Gregory W. Meeks of New
York observed, that is the problem.
Meeks told Politico. "At no point
have we said what our demands are.
All you've heard was what their de-
mands are. Maybe we should put
down what our demands are of what
we need and what we want because
there's things that are important and
dear to us also, and then the negotia-
tions start from there."
The tragedy is that Democrats usu-
ally won't stand firm even when pub-
lic opinion is on their side. The Pew
Research Center for the People & the
Press conducted a survey in March
asking: What is more important, tak-
ing steps to reduce the national debt
or keeping Social Security and
Medicare benefits as they are?

According to Pew. 55 percent fa-
vored keeping Social Security and
Medicare benefits as they are 34 per-
cent preferred taking steps to reduce
the national debt. and I1I percent said
both are equally important.
Yet. Obamrna is willing to make con-
cessions on Social Security and
With no demands on thile table, it's
impossible to know what, if any-
thing, is important to the D)emocratic
Party anymore. That's not thile case
with the Teapublicans. Love or hate
them, they have clearly and force-
fully stated they want to privatize So-
cial Security, turn Medicare into a
voucher system, and want deep cuts
in social programs. They have not
only articulated their priorities, they
have demonstrated with thie shut-
down how far they arc willing to go
to fight for their misguided beliefs.
What are Democrats willing to
fight to the end for? If you find out,
please let me know.

friends also picked up free samples
and smiled as they left with bags full
of goodies. Karen Washington, the

Summer Jackson and Danielle Lynn

voice of Dangerous Curves models
smiled, "Every year we showcase
Dangerous Curves models at the

SWS. We have such a great time.
After the fashion show, I make it my
business to shop until I drop!"

Beaver Street Enterprise Center Celebrates 10

Successful Years of Entrepreneurial Growth

Continued from front
Client companies successfully gener-
ated more than $100 million in rev-
enues and attracted capital loans and
other investments. The BSE(C has as-
sisted entrepreneurial companies in
generating more than $1,000.000.000
in collective revenue and creating
more than 1500 jobs over the past 9
and a half years. BSIEC first ten years
of economic impact included cre-
ation of 1,600 new jobs. $4.500.000
in capital raised, $200.00 in BS1C:(
microloans The projected 10 year
impact includes 30 average clients
per year. To date 90%" of 'BSLC grad-
uates are still in business.
The luncheon welcomed over 100
small business owners and sponsors
that networked and enjoyed a lavish
four course meal, silent auction and
raffle. Invocation was presented by
Dr. Robert V. Lee, IV. C'1-O Fresh-
Ministries. Keynote speaker was
renowned author and speaker Jon
Gordon. BS1C' presented awards in
five categories: Dow Peters & Rus-
sell Yaffec (Giraduate of the year).
Debora'h Thompson (Michael Bryant

Award), Law Office of Holland and
Knight (Corporate partner of the
decade), Kevin Monahan, (SBDC
Advocate of the decade) and Damien
Haitsuka (SBA lender of the decade).
In 2014, BSLC will add on to the
facility on Beaver St. This new space
will accommodate additional busi-
ness incubator members who have
innovative, scalable ventures that
have the potential to grow into a

stage two venture with revenues of
$ M or above. BSEC Director Jackie
Perry smiled with approval, "the fa-
cility will also allow for the addition
of advanced entrepreneurial training
programs. We hope that BSEC will
continue to benefit from support to
continue to spearhead the efforts to
establish Jacksonville as a leading
center for innovative and leading
edge companies."

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Deltas Teach Decision Making Skills,

Self-Esteem and Clothing, and Teamwork

Shown above is Pekethia Dixon of Ribault's Athletic Department and
Joenetta Dixon, President of Ribault's Athletic Booster Club lead
Walk-A-Thon participants in route to Jean Ribault High School.
Ribault Inaugural Walk-A-Thon

The Athletic Booster Club of
Jean Ribault High School hosted
their inaugural Walk-A-Thon on
Saturday October 19, bright and
early at 8 a.m. The event recog-
nized fallen Trojans alunmi, staff,
and honorary community members.



Gets First

Black CEO
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A black woman has just been
named as president and CEO of one
of the largest philanthropic founda-
tions in the United States.
La June Montgomery Tabron will
take the helm at the W.K. Kellogg
Foundation as the president and
CEO on January 1, making her the
first African-American to lead the
foundation in its 83 year history.
The 51-year-old Detroit native has
a long history with the company.
Tabron started her career there at
age 24. She began as a financial
controller and rose within the com-
pany over the past 26 years into her
current role of executive vice pres-
ident of operations and treasurer.
"Growing up in a family of ten
children in inner-city Detroit, I
know first-hand the day-to-day
challenges faced by the families we
seek to help," she explained in
press release.
Tabron graduated with a business
degree in business administration
from the University of Michigan,
and went on to acquire a master's
degree in business administration
from the Kellogg Graduate School
of Management at Northwestern

Immediately following the walk, a
fellowship cookout and brief pro-
gram took place to honor Cheryl
McNair-Hobb, graduate of
Ribault's Class of 1990. Ms.
Christopher passed away in a sui-
cide incident. Booster club commit-
tee members chose Ms.
Christopher's story in efforts to
increase awareness for suicide pre-
vention. The Walk-A-Thon began
with a line-up process at 7:30 a.m.
in the parking lot of Winn-Dixie at
Soutel Plaza located on Moncreif.
The Walk-A-Thon was led by
Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr.,
Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church. The walkers
eventually made their way to
Winton Drive arriving at Ribault
High School, home of the Trojans!
The router began at Winn-Dixie on
Soutel, turning right on Clyde
Drive to Howard Street.

by Mo (ebre-Michael
The Betty Shabazz Academy
recently joined fbrces with the l)Dr.
Jeanne L. Noble GEiMS Institute
(BSA/GEMS) participants to repli-
cate thile show, Ame'rica Next Top
Model. Forty-eight participants
served as stylists, runway coaches,
DJ's, emcees, and models showcas-
ing their best and worst outfits.
Delta Sigma Theta Jacksonville
Alumnae Chapter members and
participants brought clothing and
accessories to adorn the models in
three categories: business, casual
and semi-formal.
Prior to the event, Delta's Ingrid
Bethel, Alexandra Dungill, and
Chelsea Matthews facilitated a
workshop on D.S.T. Lessons-
Decision Making Skills, Self-
Esteem and Clothing, and
Teamwork. The importance of each
lesson discussed was relevant in
preparing for thle fashion show, as
well as in all aspects of life.
Participants broke out into their
modeling groups of "Project
Glamour," "The Essence of Style:
Boss Status," and "Paint the
Catwalk Red" to brainstorm and
practice their decision-making
skills on the best way to work as a
team at incorporating the group
theme for their models. After decid-
ing on good and bad outfits for each
category, accessories for each out-
fit, music for the DJ to play, and
talking points for each emcee, it
was show time.
Participants. sorority members.
and parents cheered as each model
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they strut down the catwalk. At the
conclusion of the show, Alexis
Dinkins was voted as America's
Next Top Model for her enthusiastic
modeling of a bad casual outfit.

Allana Marolt models for her peers
While practicing modesty in
style, participants received fashion
tips on what to wear to a football
game, to church, and even a school
dance. The day epitomized the

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Elegant Ways Encouraging
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Booker Wins Senate Seat

In what many
J e T Newark Mayor
Cory Booker
nabbed the cov-
eted U.S.
Senate seat in a
hotly contested
race against
Booker hopeful Steve
Lonegan at a spe-
cial election last week in New
Jersey. The gregarious mayor
becomes the first African American
elected to the U.S. Senate since
President Barack Obama.
Booker, 44 made his acceptance
speech just two hours after polling
centers across the state closed and
put thec nevw Scnator-electc with

more than 56 percent of the vote-
with about 75 percent of all
precincts reporting. Booker eventu-
ally garnered about 710,000 votes
or about 55 percent compared to
Lonegan's 579,000 or about 44 per-
cent with nearly all precincts
reported. Booker will fill the vacant
Senate seat of longtime politico
Frank Lautenberg, who passed
away earlier this year.
Delivering a fire and brimstone
acceptance speech to a standing
room audience at Booker election
campaign headquarters at NJPAC
(Center in Newark. the gregarious
and charismatic outgoing mayor
paid homage to his modest begin-
nings: paid tribute to his father,
Ca'ry. who passed away last week
and hinted about some of his plans

as the Garden state's newest senator
in Washington. "I will join Senator
Menendez in moving the people of
New Jersey ahead," he said. "But
make no mistake, we have work to
do!" The mantra of "work to do"
has long been a staple in dozens of
Booker's speeches-including one
of his first speeches after becoming
mayor in 2006.
Lonegan conceded defeat in a
telephone call to the Booker camp
shortly after the Associated Press
predicted a Booker win.
Lastly, once the election results
are certified, Booker could be
sworn in as senator within the next
30 days. Newark City Council
President Luis Quintana is expected
to be appointed interim mayor once
Booker departs for Washington.

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Cyberbullying is Real and More

Devastating Than Many Realize

Chances are that one out of every
four people were bullied in school.
It normally happens in middle and
high school, and of course it's gen-
erally some kid with self-esteemis-
sues taking those insecurities out
on other kids.
I remember my brief encounter
with a bully in middle school. The
funny part of this story is that I
look back and the kid, Peanut, was
actually smaller than me. But he
was aggressive and only tried to
bully some of us who were passive
and a little "Nerdy."
Most who know me know that I
was an admitted Nerd, but I con-
sidered myself a cool Nerd if
there was such a thing.
But back to the bullying, as I
look back on my middle school
experience I wonder why I didn't
just knock the kid out or even
report him to a teacher.
Unfortunately, it is rarely that sim-
By the time I reached high
school the bullying had stopped
because Peanut and I had an alter-
cation in the gym one day that
resulted in him getting a bloody
nose. Not that I am promoting vio-
lence amongst students, I am just
telling you what happened in my
Besides, my mother always said
(like most black mothers) if some-

By James Peterson, TG
What's the difference between a
Tea Party/Ku Klux Klan analogy
from the left and a good ole
Confederate .flag waving from the
right? Almost nothing. But both
incidents prove that we can't hon-
estly talk about the ways in which
the oppressive histories of racism,
white supremacy and racialized
violence continue to inform current
institutions, polices, and politics in
This week, Florida Congressman
Alan Grayson used a racially
charged image of the KKK and a
burning cross in a fundraising
email to his supporters. Grayson's
email is an exhortation to his sup-
porters designed to underscore the
Tea Party's role in the government
shutdown and the ongoing obstruc-
tionism in Congress. But in the ad
he violated a silent rule about race
in 21st-century American politics.
That rule is simple but socially
destructive there is no talking
about race.
Public and political discourse
established race as a third rail of
sorts sometime in the early to mid
20th century. According to some
scholars see Michelle
Alexander's brilliant and timely
The New Jim Crow that third rail
was racist language and ostensibly
racist policies such as separate but
equal. Americans in favor of (or
silent about) racial hierarchies
could still achieve political out-
comes comparable to slavery or
segregation the powers that be
just couldn't say so out loud.
One unfortunate by-product of
hiding racism behind the veil of

one hits you, you hit them back or
pick up the closest thing and knock
the living....
Today in America bullying has
evolved from being a couple of
kids on the playground harassing
other students,to a more complicat-
ed and public form of embarrass-
ment. Most have heard the term
"Cyberbullying." Well, what
makes cyberbullying potentially
worse than just playground bully-
ing is that it is often times played
out via Facebook, Instagram,
YouTube, and other social media
Cyberbullying can be simply
defined as the use of thelntemret,
cell phones, video
game systems, or other technolo-
gy to send or post text or
images intended to hurt or
embarrass another person.
Yes, it's a new day. Children are
bullying using the Intemrnetas their
Technology can be a blessing
and a curse at the same time,
because allows all of us immediate
access to information, which can
greatly benefit our lives. It can also
be used to hurt and embarrasses
other students to the point of com-
mitting suicide.
As parents we must be aware of
what's going on with our children
and cyberbulllying isn't just some

trendy word used it's very real.
Studies now show that some 40
percent of teens have been victims
of some form of cyberbullying
over the past year.
And it's not as simple as some
may think. Cyberbullying can be
extremely hurtful because of the
freedom of the Internet. What do I
mean'? Well, some cyberbullies
will create online identifications as
if they were you and communicate
misleading information to your
friends or say things about people
and attribute it to you.
It is truly a new day,
Cyberbullies victimize teens in a
number of ways, but according to a
study from the National Crime
Prevention Council here are the
most common forms:
*Nearly 20 percent of teens had a
cyberbully pretend to be someone
else in order to trick them online,
getting them to reveal personal
-Seventeen percent of teens were
victimized by someone lying about
them online.
*Thirteen percent of teens
learned that a cyberbully waspre-
tending to be them while commu-
nicating withsomeone else.
*Ten percent of teens were vic-
timized because someoneposted
unflattering pictures of them
online, withoutpcrmission.

Because of the number of sui-
cides around the country, this issue
is now becoming a mainstream
problem. Youth who cyberbully
seem to think that it is funny or that
it is somejoke, not realizing the
negative impact it may have on the
Last week, Polk County Sheriff
Grady Judd arrested two middle-
school girls for their alleged roles
in the suicide of a third girl because
of Cyberbullying. During his press
conference, Sheriff Judd said
there's a message for bullies and
their parents.
"When are we going to stand up,
as a society, and say, 'Bullying is
unacceptable and there are conse-
quences?' "
Last legislative session, I worked
with Senator Dwight Bullard to
sponsor and pass legislation that
tries to deal with cyberbullying in
public schools by forcing teachers
and administrators to mediate dis-
putes before the escalate.
Unfortunately, we cannot and
should not legislate how our youth
use the Internet that is clearly the
role of parents. We must better
monitor our children and put an
end to cyberbullying before anoth-
er young person takes their life
from its negative impact.
Signing off from Paxon Middle
School, Reggie Fullwood

Alan Grayson's KKK Imagery

Ad Exposes Fear of Race Debate

encoded racist policy making (that
isn't explicitly racist), is that all
conversations, dialogues, and/or
concerns about race are treated in
much the same way. We do not -
and many Americans do not want
to talk about them.
Unfortunately America's racial
discourse fatigue allows for the
emergence of an entity such as the
Tea Party without the deeper under-
standing the racialized cauldron
within which Tea Party energy is
cultivated. Jamelle Bouic astutely
details some of this context here.
And some of the ways in which
these conversations remain over
and past due were discussed in a
Martin Bashir segment this week.
This silence and fatigue also (and
often) contribute to the shutdown
of meaningful dialogues about race
with respect to this president.
Critics on the right claim he's so
black that he could not possibly
have been born here while some
critics on the left claim he's so anti-
black (in policy and rhetoric) that
he can't possibly be authentically
black. Note well here that there are
plenty of black and brown people
who consistently engage in con-
structive (and not so constructive)
racial discourses; there are plenty
of scholars, intellectuals, and jour-
nalists who write about and study
race as a matter of course.
Eventually the silence about race
will be a minority proposition.

Any time we witness the emer-
gence of a populous movement that
is racially homogenous, we can
pretty much assume that move-
ment's failure. And that goes for
the Tea Party as well as Occupy
Wall Street. Race has been used as
a wedge to divide and diminish
progressive coalitions throughout
this nation's entire history. But the
demographics of the 21st century
have the potential to undermine one
of the oldest tricks in the political
playbook divide (by race) and
exploit (by class).
If we set aside the physically vio-
lent aspects of the Tea Party-Klan
analogy and consider the socio-
economic, regional, demographic,
and political goals of each of these
movements, then the significance
of the comparison, and the sem-
blance of the two entities come
painfully into view. The 21st-cen-
tury iteration of the "Southern
Strategy," the racial and racist
attacks aimed at the president, the
states' rights agenda, the codifica-
tion of the so-called 47 percent
(makers/takers), vehement and
insistent minority opposition to the
ACA, SNAP, and immigration
reform; the loud and annoying clar-
ion call for a previous America, and
the overwhelming whiteness of
their constituencies this homo-
geneity, these tactics and positions
all add up.
And while we might not be able

to equate the Tea Party with the
Klan. the fact that they don't come
right out and say that they are racist
doesn't mean that racism is not a
part of their political DNA.
James Braxton Peterson is the
Director of Africana Studies and
Associate Professor of English at
Lehigh University and an MSNBC
contributor Follow him on Twitter

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World Series Shows

Baseball's Lack

of Black Stars

by Stephen Lovelace
The World Series features teams with two of the most storied histories in
The Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals are two franchises that
old school baseball fans can easily identify with.
Unfortunately, this year's Series features another, not-so-subtle, baseball
tradition; a startlingly low number of African-American players on the
Of the 50 players on the combined two teams, 68 percent of them are
In April of this year, it was discovered that the number of black players
on Opening Day rosters was 8.5 percent. That number is down from 19 per-
cent in 1995, and numbers that fluctuate between 19 and 27 percent in the
Baseball, it would appear, is taking a proactive approach. Earlier this
year, a task force was created by Commissioner Bud Selig to work to get
more black players in baseball. Last year also featured the well-received
"42" movie, bringing Jackie Robinson's story to the big screen and sell-out
theaters all over the country.
But there has been a decline in black players for more than a decade.
Several programs have been created to try to combat the problem and get
more young black kids in urban cities to start playing the game.
There's been tough talk from baseball executives about change coming.
Several former black stars have spoken up about the need for more outlets
to get black kids in the ballpark.
None of it has worked. Each year, there seems to be a new wave of black
players that we hope will be the transformative player who opens the flood-
gates and garners the attention of black youth.
Players like the Pittsburgh Pirates'Andrew McCutchen, the Los Angeles
Dodgers' Matt Kemp, the Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones, the New York
Yankees' CC Sabathia, and the Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward have all
proven they have marketability.
But their stardom hasn't led to an uptick in participation, and the last
truly larger-than-life black star was Barry Bonds...who did more to hurt
the game in the eyes of potential young black players than help it.
Basketball and football are, and will continue to be, the preference of
young black kids. Those sports are generally "cooler," feature hundreds of
bankable black stars, and are much less expensive for children to play. The
reward for being one of the best in these sports is a full scholarship, where-
as baseball typically offers partial scholarships for top talent.
Baseball has slowly shifted from a national sport to a regional one.
Where most sports fans are happy to watch any two teams in a high-profile
basketball or football game, baseball television ratings have shown that
typically only big-market teams are drawing big ratings. The average
World Series viewership hasn't reached 20 million since 2004, and last
year's ratings was the lowest ever.
There doesn't seem to be a clear cut answer, but small progress might be
occurring. There were seven African-Americans selected in the first round
of the 2012 MLB Draft, which was the most since 1992. Six African-
Americans were selected in this year's Draft.
With the Pirates making the playoffs for the first time this season,
McCuthen has the look, talent, and finally the market, to showcase his
skills to a bigger audience. Jones is becoming a social media star, and may
be garnering some national crossover attention after a successful stint
working with TBS for the playoffs.
But there's still a long way to go for baseball to ever approach the par-
ticipation numbers of the 1990s. Baseball has long been classified as a
stodgy, middle-aged white man sport.
That may be an unfair stereotype, but this year's World Series does little
to debunk the myth.
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VirgIlnlau Union 3 1 3 4
Chowail 2 2 3 4
Elizaboth City Slato 2 2 2 5
BowlStalte 0 4 2 5
Lincoln 0 4 1 6
Wlinston-SnIlam StaInto 4 0 6 1
Fayoltevillu SStao 3 1 4 3
Shaw 2 2 4 3
Saint Augualline's 2 2 3 4
Johnson C. Smilh 2 3 4 3
LivIngstlono 1 4 2 5
01 Ronnie Reasons, So, VSU -
WR Jaivon Smallwood, So, WR, V8U 8 catches,
131 yards, I TO rtacepllion In OT in win vs, Bowie Stlate,
00 Jordan Anderson, Ji,, VSU 20.33, 259 yards, 2
TDN, 28 carnes, 182 yards, 1 TOD vs. BSU.
OB Patey Boons, Jr,, TB, ECSU 21 carries, 182 yards,
4 TDs vs. Lincoln.
DL Kendall Seilers, Jr., ECSU 0 tackles, 6 solo, 1 sack,
I humy, 4 tackles o( loss vs. Lincoln
LB Chu Robinson, Sr., SAU- 13 lackles vs. WSSU
to e set school record
DB DaKodon DeSimma, Sr, CHOWAN. 10 laces,
IlI OLO, Ifloosnsv VUU.
ROOKIE Kevaughn Townsend, Lt, BSU 11 tackles,
6 soios VSU.
SPECIAL Shrn eHunt, Jr., PK, VSU 37-yard FG to
send gameo Into OT, 38-yard FG, 6-I- PATS
COACH Lilrell Scott, VSU* 1st place In N. Div.

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Delaware Slate 3 1 3 4
Morgan Slate 2 1 2 5
Haimipton 2 1 2 5
Norfolk State 2 2 2 5
N. Carolina Central 1 2 3 4
Florida A&M 1 2 2 5
NCA&TSlate 1 3 3 3
Howard 1 3 2 5
Savannah State 0 4 1 7
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Jorrian Washlngton, Jr., WR, HAMPTON- Car-
ried 23 times for 110 yards willthI 1 TD In win over
Nodrolk State, Also ihad 4 recepltlon for 10 yards.
Paul Eatmain, Jr, S. MORGAN STATE 2
interceptions. 5 solo lackies In win over NCCU.
AnthonyPhllyaw, Fr, RB. HOWARD -121 yards
on 14 caranes, 2 TDs win over FAMU, Also tiad
two receptions arid a 2-poinl conversion
Anthony Prevost, Fr, K., HAMPTON -2 key FGs
(27 & 40) in win over Norfolk State.
Kadrm Barton, Sr., OL, MSU 97% grade

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Albany State 1 0 1 2 2 4
Bonaedlct 1 1 1 3 3 4
Clark Atlanta 1 2 1 3 2 4
Moraliouso 0 2 0 3 2 5
Tunkegaoo 2 0 4 0 6 1
Slillman 1 1 3 1 4 2
Lane 1 1 2 1 4 3
Kentucky State 1 1 2 1 4 2
Miles 1 1 2 1 3 3
Central State 1 1 1 3 1 5
Michael Wilson, Sr., OB, CSU -Throw for 253 yards
and ran for 03 yards and 3 TDs in win over Lane,
Joe Beckham, r-So,, DB, MILES Led team with
0 tackles and 2 picks, 1 returned 32 yards tor a TO
In win over KSU,
Frank Rivers, Jr., OB, ALBANY STATE 10 of 10,
194 yards, 5 TDs in win over Morehouse
Matthew Reece, Sr., OL, TUSKEGEE
Quincy Braswell, r.So., DB/PR, ALBANY STATE
- Reluned 5 punts for 128 yards including 57-yarder
to paydirtl In win over Morehouse Also had an

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Alabama State 5 1 5 2
AlcornSlate 4 1 6 2
Alabama A&M 2 3 2 5
Miss, Valley St,. 1 4 1 6
Southern 4 1 4 3
Prairie View A&M 4 2 5 3
Texas Southern 1 5 1 6
Ark. Pine Bluff 0 4 0 7
Grambling State 0 6 0 8
HonmserCauaey,r-So., OB,TX.STHRN.17of32,
226 yards, 15carrios, 110 yards vs.Alcorn Slate,
Damon Watkints, So,, LB, ALCORN STATE 6
tackles, 2 for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
& recovery,
Mallk Croas, r-So., WR, TX. S'THRN 8 recap-
tons, 110 yards ve, Alcorn State
Haliden McCraney, Fr,, P/K, ALCORN STATE
- Scored 8 points, 40- and 27.yard field goals,
2 of 2 on PATs, 6 punts, 40.2 avg., 3 Inside 20,
Ran on 1 fake punt for 14 yards.

Tennessee State 7
Langston 2
Va, Univ, of Lynchburg 2
Concordia 1
Texas College 1
Lincoln (Mo.) 1
Cheyney 0
W, Va. State 0
Edward Waters 0

Ronald Butler, Fr., OB, TENNESSEE STATE *
11 for 19,160 yards, no picks, 1 TD in win over
Antonio Harper, r-Sr., DE, TENN. STATE Four
tackles, 2,5 sacks for 20 yards in lessee in win
over UT-Marin,
Daniel Fitzpatrick, Jr,, DB, TENN. STATE 0
tackles, 6 solos, 1 interception returned 20 yards
for TD vs. UT-M.
De'an Saunders, Jr., PK, TENN. STATE Re-
turned blocked 5eld goal 54 yards for a score
vs. Tenn.-Marlin,

Washbumrn 41, Fort Valley State 0

Albany State 42, Morehouse 20
Alcom State 20, Texas Southern 13
Benedict 24, Clark Atlanta 0
Bethune-Cookman 48, Sav. State 21
Central State 37, Lane 34
Charleston (WV) 31, W. Virginia State 9
Delaware State 12, NC A&T 7
Elizabeth City State 56, Lincoln (Pa) 14
Fayetteville State 35, J. C. Smith 26
Hampton 27, Norfolk State 17
Howard 21, Florida A&M 10

Jackson State 1, Grambling 0 (Forfeit)
Langston 34, Texas College 8
Miles 40, Kentucky State 17
Millersville 30, Cheyney 12
Morgan State 34, NC Central 22
Nebraska-Keamey 24, Lincoln (MO) 14
Prairie View A&M 51, Miss Valley State 14
Shaw 45, Livingstone 21
Southern 29, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21
Tennessee State 29. Tenn.-Martin 15
Tuskegee 35. Stillman 7
Virginia State 47, Bowie State 44 30T
Virginia Union 24, Chowan 14
Va.-Lynchburg 57, Concordia-Selma 14
W-Salem State 35, St. Augustine's 17

1. BETHUNE-COOKMAN (6-1) Subdued Savannah State. 48-21. NEXT:
Hosting No. 5 South Carolina State for homecoming in MEAC showdown.
2. TENNESSEE STATE (7-1) Defeated Tennessee-Martin. 29-15. NEXT:
Homecoming vs. Eastern Illinois in OVC showdown.
3. WINSTON-SALEM STATE (6-1) Handled Saint Augustine's 35-17.
NEXT: At Livingstone's homecoming.
4. JACKSON STATE (6-2) Got forfeit win, 1-0. over Grambling. NEXT:
Plays BCSP No. 10 Prairie View in Shreveport (La.) Classic.
5. SOUTH CAROULINA STATE (5-2) Idle. NEXT: MEAC showdown at
No. 1 Bethune-Cookman's homecoming.
6. TUSKEGEE (6-1) Disposed of Stillman. 35-7. NEXT: At Kentucky
7. ALABAMA STATE (5-2) Idle. NEXT: Meets Alabama A&M in Magic
City Classic in Birmingham.
8. ALCORN STATE (6-2) Narrowty edged Texas Southern. 20-13. NEXT:
At No. 9 Southern's homecoming.
9. SOUTHERN (4-3) Kept Arkansas-Pine Bluff winless. 29-21. NEXT:
SHomecoming vs. No. 9 Alcomr State.
10. PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (4-3) Knocked off Miss. Valley State. 51-14.
NEXT: Meets No. 5 Jackson State in Shreveport (La.) Classic.

Fiasco at Grambling resolved?

BCSP Editor
After a whirlwind
week that saw players
revolt and walkout, the
second head coach-
ing change this season
and a cancelled game,
the storied Grambling
State football program
may be back on track.
New interim head

Dennis V

coach Dennis "Dirt" Winston. the
Tigers' third head coach this season,
said on the SWAG Coaches Tele-
conference Monday that the team is
moving forward.
"The one thing we're going to
do is put everything behind us and
do what the young men came here
to do play football," said Winston.
who had been the Tigers' defen-
sive coordinator. "This week. we're
just really concentrating on Texas
Southern (Grambling's opponent
Saturday). moving forward and
playing football."
Winston said no players had
been removed from or left the team.

He said he expected
all players at Monday
afternoon's practice.
The Grambling
administration, who
fired school and NFL
legend Doug Wil-
liams as head coach
in the third week of
the season after an
inston 0-2 start, fired his re-
placement, interim
head coach George Ragsdale last
Thursday after players refused to
practice and walked out of a meeting
with school President David Pogue
and Athletic Director Aaron James
The school replaced Ragsdale,
who had gone 0-5 since taking over
for Williams, with Winston, one of
three coaches players said they were
willing to play for.
The walkout drama drew na-
tional headlines and coverage with
the players complaining about
molded and mildewed equipment
and training facilities, recurrent bac-
terial (staph) infections because of

the unsanitary conditions, the lack
of communication between play-
ers and administrators regarding
coaching changes and exhausting
bus rides to games in Kansas City,
Mo. and Indianapolis over the past
few weeks. They wrote a letter
about their grievances to Gram-
bling administrators. Senior defen-
sive back Naquan Smith was the
spokesman for the players.
Pogue, in a series of inter-
views with national media, blamed
deep cuts to the school's budget by
the state legislature as presenting
a number of challenges that have
not been properly addressed. He
promised to address them.
The drama culminated when
the players refused to board bus-
es Friday for Saturday's game
at Jackson State's homecom-
ing. The game was forfeited to
JSU. SWAG Commissioner Duer
Sharp said in a letter Monday that
the conference office was working
with university administrators to
determine if fines or other appro-
priate actions would be taken.

Winston said Monday he under-
stood the players' actions.
"If you saw our facilities at the
beginning you'd know why it took
place," he said candidly. "We put ath-
letes in a position where they need
good working conditions just like
anyone else would like to be in good
working conditions. It just wasn't a
good working environment and the
young men knew that. They were get-
ting sick, so they kinda did what they
had to do."
Despite the distractions, he said
the team is ready to play. "I think our
guys are very focused," said Winston.
"Things are behind them. They've
made their statement and now we're
moving forward."
Still lurking is the pall of Gram-
bling's 1-18 record over the last two
seasons including being outscored
79-3 in its last two games.
"We'll make a few changes, on
offense and defense," Winston said.
"Each new coach puts their touch on
the team. We'll move some people
around and see if we can get a little
better. We'll work hard."

Showdowns set for MEAC, SWAC, OVC

quarterback Richard Cue
(17) and Bethune-Cookman
quarterback Quentin Wd-
liams (14) are among the
centerpieces of their teams'
battle for the MEAC lead in
Daytona Beach Saturday.

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BCSP Editor
Showdown Week is upon us as leads in the
MEAC. SWAC and OVC races are at stake in
key games.
In the MEAC, it should be a knock-down.
drag-out battle in Daytona Beach. Florida Sat-
urday (4 p.m.) as defending champion Bethune-
Cookman (6-1). first in the BCSP poll and 14th
in the latest national FCS poll. and BCSP No. 5
South Carolina State (5-2), both at 3-0 atop the
conference standings, meet for the conference
lead at the Wildcats' homecoming.
The teams are mirror images of each other
with each either first or second in every major
MEAC statistical category except passing. The
stats are a testament to the rough-and-tough,
grind-it-out style that both teams feature on both
sides of the ball and to their dominance so far in
league play.
Ironically, the game may be determined by
who passes the ball better. SCSU quarterback
Richard Cue is more prolific (152.4 yards per
game) while B-CU's Quentin Williams leads the
league in passing efficiency (150.1).
In the SWAC, four of its five teams in the
BCSP Top Ten face off in East vs. West match-
ups. BCSP No. 4 and East Division leader Jack-
son State (5-2, 5-0) meets No. 10 Prairie View
A&M (5-3, 4-2 West) in the Shreveport Clas-
sic (4 p.m.) while No. 8 Alcorn State (6-2, 4-1
East) travels to Baton Rouge, La. for homecom-
ing (5:30 p.m.) at BCSP No. 9 and West Division
leader Southern (4-3, 4-1 West).
The other SWAG BCSP Top Ten team, No.
7 Alabama State (5-2, 5-1), has its traditional
showdown with in-state and East division rival
Alabama A&M (2-5,2-3) at the 72nd Magic City
Classic at Birmingham's Legion Field (7 p.m.).
The Ohio Valley Conference battle is be-
tween the two conference teams ranked in the
FCS Top 25 BCSP No. 2 Tennessee State (7-

Tanrnt5ee StatSSo s Phooton
ON THE SPOT: Tennessee State safety Daniel
Fitzpatrick (r.) and comeback David Van Dyke
(r.), among FCS leaders in interceptions, will be
under the gun facing FCS passing leader Jimmy
Garropolo of Eastern Illinois in a battle for the
lead in the Ohio Valley Conference.

1, 4-0 OVC), who moved up three places to 21st
in the Sports Network FCS Top 25, at its home-
coming vs. Eastern Illinois (6-1, 3-0), currently
ranked No. 2 nationally in the FCS poll.
TSU has the formidable task of stopping the
Panthers who lead the FCS in scoring (48.0 ppg.),
total offense (595.6 ypg.) and tout the nation's
passing and total offense leader (394.6 ypg.) in
quarterback Jimmy Garropolo.
TSU counters with a defense ranked second
in total defense (264.0 ypg.) and scoring defense
(13.4) that has forced 21 turnovers. Garropolo
will be matched against a TSU secondary that
features Daniel Fitzpatrick (5 interceptions) and
David Van Dyke (4 ints.), among national FCS
interception leaders.
Elsewhere in the MEAC, third-place Dela-
ware State (3-4, 3-1) looks for its third straight
conference scalp at suddenly resurgent Hampton
(2-5, 2-1), riding its own two-game win streak,
and Morgan State (2-5,2-1) is at homecoming at
Howard (2-5, 1-3).
In the CIAA, S. Div. leader and BCSP No. 3
Winston-Salem State (5-1,4-0 S) is at Living-
stone's homecoming (1 p.m.) while E. Div. leader

BCSP Hoop Note!

SWAC unveils 2013-14 basketball predictions
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. The Southern women and Texas Southern
men were tabbed as preseason picks to win basketball championships in
the 2013-14 Southwestern Athletic Conference in voting by the league's
men's and women's head coaches and sports information directors.
The Southern women, defending tournament champions from last
season, tallied 145 points including six first-place votes, while Prairie
View A&M, with two first-place votes, was selected to finish second.
Grambling guard Joanna Miller was selected as the 2013 Preseason
Player of the Year, Miller led the Lady Tigers and the SWAG in scoring
with 17.3 points, three-point field goals and three-point field goal percent-
age while averaging 4.9 rebounds.
Texas Southern was narrowly selected to win the 2013-14 men's title
while prolific Southern forward Malcolm Miller was selected SWAG Prc-

Miles vs. Lane in Fairfield, AL HSRN 6p
Stillman vs. Central State in Tuscaloosa, AL 6:30p
Bowie State vs. Virginia Union in Bowie, MD 1p
Hamplon vs. Delaware State in Hampton, VA lp
Kentucky State vs. Tuskegee in Frankfort, KY 1p
N. News Apprentice vs. Edward Waters in N. News, VA 1p
Norfolk State vs. Old Dominion in Norfolk, VA 1 p
UVA-Wise vs. West Virginia State in Wise, VA 1 p
Grambling State vs. Texas Southern in Grambling, LA 2p
Langston vs. Oklahoma Baptise in Langston, OK 2p
Bloomsburg vs. Cheyney in Bloomsburg, PA 2p
Florida A&M vs. NC A&T in Tallahassee, FL 2p
Lincoln (MO) vs. Fort Hays State in Jefferson City, MO 2:30p
Miss Valley Stale vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Itta Bena, MS 1 p
Howard vs. Morgan State in Washington, DC p
Johnson C. Smith vs. Shaw in Charlotte, NC 1p
Livingslone vs. Winston-Salem State in Salisbury, NC 1p
Texas College vs. Bacone in Chapel Hill, TX 2p
Clark Atlanta vs. Albany State in Atlanta, GA 2p
Fayetteville State vs. Saint Augustine's in Fayetteville, NC 2p
Fort Valley State vs. Concordia-Selma in Fort Valley, GA 2p
Lincoln (Pa) vs. Virginia State in Lincoln University, PA 2p
Morehouse vs. Benedict in Atlanta, GA 2p
Savannah State vs. NC Central in Savannah, GA 2p
Chowan vs. Elizabeth City State in Murfreesboro, NC 3p
Tennessee State vs. Eastern Illinois in Nashville, TN 4p
Bethune-Cookman vs. SC State in Daytona Beach, FL 4p
Southern vs. Alcomrn State in Baton Rouge, LA 5:30p
Shreveport Classic
Jackson State vs. Prairie View A&M in Shreveport, LA 4p
72nd State Farm Magic City Classic -- ESPN3 Live HSRN
Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M in Birmingham, AL 7p

Virginia State (5-1,4-0 N) is at Lincoln's home-
coming. Fayetteville State (4-3, 3-1) chasing
WSSU in the South, has homecoming (2 p.m.)
vs. St. Augustine's. Va. Union (3-4, 3-1), second
to VSU in the North, is at Bowie State (1 p.m.).
In the SIAG, BCSP No. 6 Tuskegee (6-1) is
at Kentucky State (4-2) and Albany State is at
Clark Atlanta's homecoming.

season Player of the Year.
TSU, last year's SWAC
regular season champ,
earned 171 points, includ- .
ing 10 first-place votes,
while Southern, last year's Joanna Miller Malcolm Miller
tournament champion, fin-
ished second accumulating 167 points and nine first-place votes. Miller
averaged 15.8 points per game, led the league in 3-pointers made (184)
and was named to the 2013 All SWAG First Team at the end of last season.
The SWAG preseason basketball picks are listed on this page (on the
left side) in the section entitled UNDER THE BANNER.

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ATLANTA --The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference (SIAC) announced that its Council of Presi-
dents voted unanimously to relocate its Men's and Wom-
en's Basketball Tournament to the city of Birmingham,
Starting in 2014, Birmingham's newly renovated
Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham CrossPlex, located
minutes from downtown, will be the new home for the
SIAC's winter classic for three years. The Centennial
Basketball Tournament, which will be the 81st for the
men, will be played Monday, March 3 through Saturday,
March 8, 2014.
Recently, the Harris Arena underwent a 3 million
dollar renovation that includes a state-of-the-art sound
system, a four sided center hung LED display scoreboard,
basketball floor and basketball goals, HVAC system and
other facility improvements.
"We are thrilled to return one of our flagship events
to the Magic City next year," said SIAC Commissioner
Gregory Moore.


2013-2014 PRESEASON
FIRST TEAM Joanna Miller, G, GSU; Joncyee Sanders, G, MVSU; Jas-
mine Sanders, F, AA&M, Larlssa Scott, F, PVA&M, Quentorl Alford, C, ALA-
SECOND TEAM Kendra Coleman, G, SU; Brianna Sidney, G, TSU; Jasyne
Sanders, F, MVSU; Ayanna Hardy-Fuller, F, JSU; Jasmine Jefferson, C, SU
Points (First Pelace Votes)
1)Soulhern 145(6) 2) Prairie View A&M 136(2) 3) Texas Southern 131 (5)
4) Mississippi Valley State 126 (5) 5) Grambling State 115 6)Arkanasas-
Pine Bluff 95 7) Alabama State 93 8) Jackson State 92 9) Alabama A&M
88 10)Alcorn State 50(1)

FIRST TEAM Malcolm Miller, G, SU; Ray Penn, G, TSU, Demarquelle
Taobb, F, AA&M; Devon Hayes F, UAPB; Daniel Broughton, C, UAPB
SECOND TEAM LeAntwan Luckett, G, ALCORN STATE: Terry Rose G,
GSU; Jules Montgomery, F, PVA&M; Javan Mitchell, F, SU: Aaron Clayborn,
Points (First-Place Votes)
1) Texas Southern 170 (10) 2) Southern 167 (9) 3) Arkanasas-
Pine Bluff 132 4) Prairie View A&M 118 5) Jackson State 99 6)
Alabaam A&M 95 (1) 7) Alabama State 93 8) Alcorn State 70 9)
Mississippi Valley State 65 10) Grambling State 34

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OneJax Thanksgiving Service
The 2013 OneJax Interfaith Thanksgiving Gratitude Service will take
place, Thursday, November 21st, 6 -7 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath
Chesed The Temple 8727 San Jose Blvd. Join OneJax for this joyous tra-
dition, now in its 95th year! For more details call 620-1JAX (1529).

Word, Shout and Song Exhibit at Ritz
The Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities
Through Language on display through December 31st. The exhibit includes
rare audio recordings, photographs and artifacts, illuminating Dr. Turner's
foundational work in the 1930s establishing that people of African heritage,
despite slavery, had retained and passed on their cultural identity through
words, music and story in the Gullah/Geechee community in South
Carolina and Georgia. For more details call 632-5555 or visit www.ritz-

Donate to Help Warm for the Winter
Phat Ryder Motor Cycle Club annual coat drive is in motion! The Phat
Ryders will be collecting new and used coats, jackets and sweaters for the
homeless. Collections are now until December 15th. All coats can be
dropped off at Jenkins BBQ locations. For more details call 536-2212 or

Greater Macedonia Women's
Conference:"Woman At The Well"
Come celebrate Greater Macedonia's Baptist Church 2013 Women's
Conference promoting the theme: "Woman At The Well". The conference
takes place November 8th November 10th. Friday, November 8th at 7
p.m. is guest speaker Vemrnita Robinson-Coleman, author of "When All You
Have Is Your Faith". On Saturday morning, November 9th, starting at 8
a.m. are the workshops entitled: *Samarian Woman, *Broken Woman,
*Exposure, *Meeting the Messiah, *Life Changing Conversation and
Evangelism. Also on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. First Lady Bernadette
Williams, Household of Faith will be the speaker. On Sunday, November
10th, at 8 a.m. worship service the guest speaker is First Lady Mary Jones,
Philippians Community Church. For information contact the church at 764-
9257. Greater Macedonia is located at 1880 West Edgewood Avenue.

Mt's Zions Old-Fashioned Program
The Senior Women's Ministry of Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church
cordially invites everyone to come out and worship in the churches annual
Old-Fashioned program. This spirit filled program will be held Sunday,
October 27th at 3 p.m. at 2803 Edgewood W. Special guest is Sister
Yolanda Davis and the Northeast Prison Ministry. For the hour our guest
Ministers are Minister Antonio Thomas and Minister Marcus Allen Stovall.
Following there will be a delicious old-fashion dinner. For more details call
the church office at 764-9353 or email marylroper(

Life Through the Word Ministry Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Pictured 1 r: Keynote speaker Bishop Fred Brown, Jr., of House of Refuge and wife Yvonne Brown, Pastor and 1st lady Theresa Stanford and
husband Apostle Robert Stanford. R. Silver photo

By Rhonda Silver
From October 17th through
October 20th, Life Through the
Word Ministry International cele-
brated their 8th Anniversary with
four days of exciting, inspired
speakers and entertainment. The

celebration featuring Dr. Fredric
Pinkney of Joshua Christina Faith
Center, Apostle Carol Baker of
Kingdom Dominion Assembly, a
musical explosion with Christian
comedian, Bishop Fred Brown, Jr.
of House of Refuge and the conclu-

sion with Superintendent Dr. Willie
Johnson of New Jerusalem COGIC,
Savannah, GA.
Apostle and Pastor Stanford gave
heartfelt thanks for everyone's par-
ticipation in their celebration, with a
special recognition to Bishop

Brown who brought a word of clar-
ity from the book of Numbers
14:20-24, "You can't see what the
leader sees. Moses sent a man from
each of the 12 tribes of Israel to spy
out the land of Canaan. Caleb of
Judah had a different spirit," he said.

Truth of Living Ministries Yard Sale
Come for some unique finds at the Truth of Living Ministries communi-
ty yard sale, Saturday, October 26th, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Truth for Living
Ministries, 159 Clark Rd. For more details call 647-5763.

Health Fair at Woodlawn
The Shaping Christian Leaders of Tomorrow (SCLT) Youth Group at
Woodlawn Presbyterian Church will be sponsoring a Health Fair on
Saturday, November 9th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Family Life Center of the
church. There will be free health information, screenings, and much more!!
The location is 3026 Woodlawn Road. For more information call 635-5387.

Word Women Powerhouse
Revival Conference 2013
Celebrate the 4th Annual Word Women Powerhouse Revival Conference
Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd. The theme is "Time
to Shine" and the scripture is: Daniel 12: 3: "Those who are wise will shine
like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteous-
ness, like the stars forever and ever." Enjoy two powerful days of ministry,
workshops and fellowship at the Renaissance at the World Golf Village,
500 South Legacy Trail, St Augustine, Florida 32092. For more information
call 347-5657 or email or visit www.wordwomen-

A Celebration of Jax
Beach's Black History Legacy
The Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center is preparing for an all
school reunion and community celebration, Friday, Oct. 25th-27th. Enjoy a
weekend of events to honor the legacy of Rhoda L. Martin, founder of
Jacksonville Beach School for Colored People founded in 1928. Friday,
October 25th come to the "Meet & Greet" party at 6:30 p.m., at the Rhoda
L. Martin Cultural Heritage Center, 376 4th St. South, Jacksonville Beach.
On Saturday morning October 26th is the "Throwback Brunch" at 10:30
a.m. The culmination of the weekend will be the "Red Carpet Affair" on
Saturday evening, 7 p.m., October 26th, at the Sheraton at Deerwood,
10605 Deerwood Park Blvd. Rounding out the celebration is worship serv-
ice at St. Andre AME, 125 9th St. South, Sunday, October 27th. The center
serves as a community resource featuring arts programs, tutoring, senior
programs and youth activities. For more details call 241-6923.

Celebrate EWC Day at
St. Philips Episcopal Church
St. Philip's Episcopal Church will celebrate the 6th annual Edward Waters
College Day, Sunday, October 27th at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church
located at 321 W. Union Street. The celebration will feature renowned
Edward Waters College Concert choir directed by Mrs. Barbara McNeely-
Bouie. The choir will present selections that include classical, sacred,
gospel, modem, and traditional African American spirituals. This concert
is a major component of the Out Reach program at St. Philips and the foun-
dational event for the annual "Fine Arts" series at St. Philip's. This concert
will generate funds through a free will offering, to support Florida's old-
est private institution of higher education. Edward Waters College is an
institution dedicated to preparing African American society and the global
society. For additional information call the church at 354-1053.

Summerville Missionary Baptist
Church Celebrates Gods Blessings!
The Summerville congregation will acknowledge the churches (113th) and
Pastor James W. Henry (21st) Anniversary October 25th October 26th.
These special celebration services will take place: Friday. October 25th at
7 p.m., with speaker Reverend Coley Williams of Springfield Christian
Church and Saturday, October 26th at 5 p.m. with the play "Glory Train"
and Sunday October 27th at 4 p.m. with speaker Clearence Hester New
Mount Lilly Baptist Church. For more information call Reverend James
W. Henry at 356-5254.

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9:30 a.m. Simday School

11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
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7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

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Midweek Services
Wednesday Noon Service
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Would You Drink Lemonade

and Cayenne Paper for a

Month to Have this Body?j

By Makeisha Lee, Health and
Nutrition Consultant
The Dream Girls movie has come
and gone, but the fascination with
Beyonce's dramatic weight loss
continues. How refreshing it is
though to finally hear about some-
one of celebrity status within the
African American community
appreciate and openly acknowledge
the benefits of cleansing their body
as a tool for losing weight. It is
much like a cold glass of lemonade
on a hot summer day very much
Cleansing is in fact an age old
remedy that has been around for
centuries and still is faithfully prac-
ticed in other countries and cultures
as the most effective way to main-
tain or regain good health. As a
wonderful side benefit, weight loss
can occur. It is the best kept health
secret in the free world until now.
If there were any more doubts in
people's mind about what cleansing
can do for those trying to overcome
weight loss issues; they should be

One such key element in the
realm of nutritional support incor-
porated in a cleanse should be the
presence of amino acids. Amino
acids are necessary to maintain
and/or build lean muscle. Any pro-
fessional health expert will tell you
that amino acids are paramount in
feeding and nourishing the body. It
is essential for the health of every
individual cell function. They are
considered to be the Lego of the
body' structure. Yet there are other
cleanses you will come across that
use harsh laxatives that cause
purges which make it difficult to
conduct normal daily functions
because you are confined to the
ladies or gentleman's room.
So clearly the thought is that we
absolutely want people to utilize
cleansing as a way to experience
heavenly health and be slim and
trim but be informed along the way
about the advantages and disadvan-
tages that can rob you of the best
possible experience and lasting

The Master Cleanse:
The Master Cleanse is said to be not a fast, but a
cleansing program. A true fast consists only of water,
while the Master Cleanse incorporates a mixture of
lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper that is
consumed throughout the dayras a source of calories,
vitamins, and minerals.

laid to rest for good.
There is however a word of cau-
tion that needs to be stated.
Everything should be done in mod-
eration and be completely balanced,
this includes cleansing. To begin
with there are hundreds of colon
cleanses, liver cleanses, and now a
lemonade diet cleanse, but they are
not all created equal. Some do very
specific things and work for certain
Secondly, you want to do a
cleanse that cari easily be fntegrafed
into your life. It should be some-
thing extremely effective, but yet
simple and as natural as waking up
everyday to brush your teeth and
bathing to clean your outer body.
This is not optional if permanent
changes are desired. Along with
this idea a proper cleanse should be
practical for sustaining life. This
ties right into the third point to con-
sider: a superior cleanse should be
able to fortify and edify your body
with all necessary minerals that it
needs to function on a daily basis,
during the cleansing process, before
the cleansing process, and continu-
ously as part of your regular
Some cleanses such as the
Lemonade diet cleanse can be help-
ful in providing a measure of
cleansing to the body, alkalinity and
a substantial amount of weight loss.
However to properly support the
body nutritionally for the long haul,
the body needs more than four
ingredients to give it all the miner-
als it needs to function optimally.
Not to mention that the goal is to
burn fat and not lean muscle. The
only way to ensure that this will not
occur during any weight loss regi-
men-dieting, cleansing or otherwise
is to make sure the nutrition is
encompassed completely within the

It is time for a paradigm shift in
our thinking in terms of, do I want
to lose weight just to fit in that "red
dress" or that "black pant suit" for
the next Beyonce's concert?
Instead, the focal point should be to
achieve overall good health while
maintaining a good weight. Real
people need real results for a real
lifestyle change, for a real long time
- preferably for life.
Lastly a cleanse should be cleans-
ing'noAt jizA('ne body part at a timune.
as that can be verycostly, time con-

ing andl
bly make it
difficult to
incorp orate
into one's
lifestyle easily
and regular-
ly. Rather it
should y

Ths is o u e fac tormdbr
offer a thor-
ough clean-
ing out of all
major organs
and doing so
on a cellular level.
The average adult
has about 60 trillion cells which is 8
thousand times the amount of stars
in the Milky Way galaxy and our
cells are constantly in a state of
We need to make sure we are
helping to create healthy cells
instead of mutated cancer cells.
This can only and will only be
achieved if you are cleansing on a
cellular level and simultaneously
replenishing your cells with ALL
necessary minerals and nutrients.
This is a key fact to remember.
There is no magic bullet. No one
diet, pill or any other single thing
that can do the trick permanently
for weight loss and or health reju-
venation. You must have a com-
pletely balanced system.
One final thought is that the
cleansing process should not be
grueling or self depriving at all. The
reality is that we go to parties, and
we go to relative's houses for good
down home cooking to eat. We all
want to be able to cleanse our bod-
ies thoroughly, as well as partake of
some other foods moderately dur-
ing the cleansing phase so that we
can still feel encouraged to continue
on successfully. Obesity has been
determined to be the single biggest
cause of death that is reversible.
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Signs of Depression

It should be obvious if you're suf-
fering 1rom depression, right? After
all, happy is happy and sad is sad,
and you certainly know the differ-
ence. But it's not always that sim-
ple. Some of the signs and symp-
toms of depression are easy to mis-
take or misunderstand. If you're
unsure, check out the list below,
where we've rounded up a few of
the more common ones.
1. Irritability. Find yourself flying
off the handle at the kids or your
spouse due to even the slightest
provocation? Ready to leap out of
the car window at the fast-food
drive-through and strangle some
poor minimum-wager when he
screws up your order? You might
take it as pure crankiness, but
depression could be the underlying
2. Feeling inappropriate guilt. If
you blame yourself for things over
which you have no control, or beat
yourself up over trivial transgres-
sions such as stopping short at a red
light or forgetting an item on your
grocery list, you can't be a happy
3. Loss of appetite. Yes, being
depressed can be great for losing
weight, but it's not a trade-off you
want to make. Something is defi-
nitely wrong if you used to find
pizza, chicken wings and beer irre-
sistible, but lately they look about
as appealing as Bea Arthur in a
4. Real difficulty thinking or con-
centrating. This is especially easy to
write off. You're likely to think the
problem is due to lack of sleep (see
below), or being distracted by the
kids or noise or any number of
things. That could be the case, but it
could also be indicative of depres-
5. Insomnia. This is another com-
mon ailment that can be sympto-
matic of many things -- stress, per-
sonal or work-related problems.
anxiety, etc. The odd thing is that if
you're depressed, you're just as like-
ly to suffer from...
6. Kxccssivc sleeping. True.
many people tend to drowsy after

William L. Cody, M.D.
B. Vereen Chlthriki, M.D.


lunch, and some steel a nap if cir-
cumstances allow -- that's perfectly
normal. But if you find yourself
sleeping-in on the weekends until
well into the afternoon, despite the
fact that you got to bed at a reason-
able hour, you need to get at the
root of the problem.
7. Lack of interest in previously
enjoyable activities. Sometimes
something you used to be
into big time -- a hobby, a
favorite food, a sport,
etc. -- can lose its lus-
ter. You might easily
think whatever you
used to be enthu-
siastic for simply
got old. And j
that could be,
but how sud-
den was your ,
change of atti-
tude? And was 4
it just one VA1 I
thing, or your A ..V
interests in
general? If
your apathy is
broad and deep,
depression may
well be the culprit.
Any one of the
above taken on its
own may not indicate
that you're depressed. But
if you suffer from three or
more of the above, you should
see your doctor to discuss the mat-
ter. If you are suffering from
depression, there are several
avenues of treatment available,
depending on the severity of your
For mild depression, your doctor
may recommend aerobic exercise,
such as walking, jogging or swim-
ming. This sort of activity causes
your body to release endorphins,

which provide a natural high. He or
she may also suggest you schedule
small projects throughout the day --
keeping busy tends to keep the
blues at bay. Some experts suggest
vitamin therapy.
For moderate to serious depres-
sion, coun-
s el -

Wy ing
may be
recommended, and antidepressant
medication may be prescribed.
About two thirds of patients
respond to medication within a
month or so of initially taking it.
But if the first thing you try doesn't
work, chances are good that the
next antidepressant you try will be

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2013 Spooktacular
The 26th annual Spooktacular takes
place through October 31st, 6:30
p.m. 10 p.m. The Zoo comes alive
with hundreds of pumpkins, candy
and excitement! Enjoy trick-or-
treating, music, dancing, food, giant
slides and bounce houses, fairies,
wizard, pirates, scarecrows, frog
prince and three scare zones! For
more details call 757-4463 or visit Jax zoo
is located at 370 Zoo Parkway.

Nephew Tommy in Jax!
Radio talk host, actor, writer,
entrepreneur and comedian
Nephew Tommy is coming to the
Comedy Zone, October 24th -
26th. The Comedy Zone is located
inside the Ramada Inn, 3130
Hartley Road. For more details call
292-HAHA or visit www.comedy-

October Gullah
The Jacksonville Gullah Geechee
Nation Community Development
Corp festival takes place,
Saturday, October 26th at the
Ritz, 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Free to the
public. For more details call 632-
5555 or visit www.ritzjack-

Can You Dance?
So You Think You Can Dance's
Top 10 finalists will make their way
to Jacksonville's Times-Union

Center's Moran Theater, 300 Water
St., Saturday, October 26th at 8
p.m. For more information call 442-
2929 or visit

Deltas Centennial
Celebration Gala
The Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
is hosting "The Centennial
Celebration Gala." Saturday,
October 26th, at 7 p.m. at the
Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 245
Water Street. Enjoy a reception,
presentation of honorees, partying,
dancing, hors d'oeuvres with live
entertainment by the Katz
Downstairz. For more information
visit www.dstjaxorg. Or email or call (954)

Durkeeville Monthly
Fish Fry!
The Durkeeville Historical Society
will hold their monthly fish fry,
Saturday, October 26th, 12 p.m. -
3:30 p.m. The fish fry takes place at
the museum, 1293 W. 19th. Hope to
see you there! For more informa-
tion call 598-9567 or email dur-

Branch Meeting
The James Weldon Johnson
Branch of The Association of the
Study of African-American Life
and History (ASALAH) will hold a

branch meeting, Saturday, October
26th, 10:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. The
meeting takes place at the Urban
League bldg, 903 W. Union St. For
more details visit www.asalh- or call 536-6906.

30th Annual Caring
Chefs at the Avenues
The Children's Home Society of
Florida's 30th Annual Caring Chefs
event takes place, Sunday, October
27th, 7 9:30 p.m. Enjoy fine cui-
sine, wine tasting and live music.
For more details visit www.chscar- or call 493-7738.

Arab American
Stories at WJCT
There will be a free screening of
Voices of the First Coast: Arab
American Stories at WJCT Public
Broadcasting Studio A, 100 Festival
Park Ave, Tuesday, October 29th
from 6 -9 p.m. WJCT invites you
to a reception, panel discussion and
screening. For more details email or call 353-

Urban League Equal
Opportunity Luncheon
The Jacksonville Urban League
invites the community to their 40th
annual lEqual Opportunity
Luncheon, Wednesday, October
30th at 12 noon, Hyatt Regency
Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Dr.
The luncheon will honor recipients
of the Whitney M. Young National

Leadership Award and the Clanzel
T. Brown award. For more informa-
tion call visit or
call 356-8336.

Halloween Event
in Palm Coast
The African American Cultural
Society Inc. is hosting an afternoon
of cards and games from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m., Thursday, October 31st for
adults. Come play bid whist, bridge,
checkers, chess, dominoes,
mahjong, pinochle, pokeno, rummy
cubes, sequence and many more.
AACS is located at 4422 US 1
North, Palm Coast, Fla. Come in
costume and receive a free glass of
wine. For information email aac-
spalmcoast( or call 386-

Amateur Night
at the Ritz
It's Amateur Night at the Ritz,
Friday, November 1st, 7:30 p.m. at
the Ritz Theatre and LaVilla
Museum, 829 N. Davis Street. Join
the Ritz for this perennial audience
favorite as contestants compete for
cash prizes and let the audience be
the judge! For more details call
632-5555 or visit www.ritzjack-

Ritz Jazz Jamm
presents Maysa
Songstress Maysa will be in con-
cert at the Ritz, Saturday.
November 2nd. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

For more details call 632-5555 or

Spiritual Washing
Machine Play at FSCJ
Come see the play "Spiritual
Washing Machine"I', a play written
by Roberta D. Cotton. Witness how
a major appliance can change your
life! This amazing play hits the
stage Saturday, November 2nd at 3
p.m., FSCJ North Campus
Auditorium, 4501 Capper Rd. For
tickets contact Roberta Cotton at
608-2478 or email rdcotton@(com-

Stage Aurora 2014
Theater Auditions
Stage Aurora announces auditions
for the 2013-2014 season.
Auditions will be held November
2nd and 3rd, from 3 6 p.m. (both
days). Stage Aurora is looking for
people who will like to perform in
both "The Amen Corner" and
"Dream Girls", the first two pro-
ductions of the 2013-2014 season.
Auditions will be held at Stage
Aurora Performance Hall located at
5188 Norwood Avenue inside
Gateway Town Center. For more
information contact Stage Aurora at
765-7372 or visit online at

Bikers for Boobees
Join Phat Ryders Motorcycle Club
for a Bikers for Boobee's Breast
Cancer ride leaving from the Wal-
Mart at River City Marketplace.
13227 City Square Dr., Sunday,
November 3rd. Kickstands up at 2
p.m.. For more information call


943-3562 or visit www.phatry-

African Children's
Choir Concert
The Church of the Redeemer wel-
comes the African Children's Choir,
Wednesday, November 6th at 7
p.m. at Murray Hill Baptist
Church, 4300 Post St. The African
Children's Choir melts the hearts of
audiences with their
African songs and dances. For more
information call 636-8702 or visit

Jacksonville Fair
Great news! Tickets for the 2013
Jacksonville Fair are on sale now!
The Jacksonville Fair takes place
November 6th to November 17th
at the Jacksonville State Fair
Grounds, 510 Fairgrounds Place.
Enjoy food, rides and fun! For tick-
ets, concerts and more details visit or call

NAACP 48th
Freedom Fund Dinner
The National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People
Jacksonville Branch invites the
community to celebrate the
NAACP's 48th Annual Freedom
Fund Dinner, Wednesday,
November 6th at 7 p.m. at the
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Riverfront Hotel, 225 E. Coastline
Dr. The speaker is Congresswoman
Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston,
Texas. For tickets or additional
information call Isaiah Rumlin,
President, NAACP at 764-1753.

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October 24-30, 2013


Armenia Greene's 7Sth Birthday Celebration an Evening to Remember

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75th Birthday Honoree Armenia Green

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Escorts C.S.M. Retired Henry Sellers, Lloyd Pearson Eloise Mcbride, Cheryl Nelson
and Honoree Armenia Green with Honoree Armenia Green

Cora Lindsey, Lloyd Pearson, Ronald Nelson, Honoree Armenia Green,
Delores Wiggins and Dee Wiggins Cleo Cook and Doretha Mack

Louvina Tippins, Helen Bargeron, Maxine Jones,
Flo McPherson and Queen Wilson

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Cleo Cook, Doretbh Mack lAbraham Simmons, David Brown, Patrtick Calvin, Paula Brown. Standing: l-r: CtnnIe Miller,
Annie Frazier, Pastor Betty Pittman, Veola Calhoun, Honoree Armenia Green, Valerie Bailey, Shiela Brooks
Beatrice Mathis, and standing Honoree Armenia Green and Dee Hampton

by Delores Wiggins
Mrs. Armenia S. Green celebrat-
ed her 75th Birthday luncheon at
Epping Forest Yacht Club,
September 30th. Mrs. Green
entered the luncheon in a lovely
decorated room filled with some of
her friends, and was escorted by
Elder Lloyd Pearson and CSM
Retired Henry Sellers, to the
singing of Stevie Wonder singing,
"Happy Birthday to you"! She wore
a blue dress with an over-layer of
white flowers designed by Valarie
Custom Fashions. Mrs. Renae
Armstrong was the Mistress of
Ceremony. The program started out

with guests singing "Leaning On
the Ever Lasting Arm," with scrip-
ture and poems by Elder Lloyd
Pearson and invocation by Mrs.
Lynn Shearman.
Mrs. Sheila Brooks sang two of
Mrs. Greens favorite songs, I Won?
Complain and May the work I've
Done Speak for Me. Blessing of the
food was by Pastor Bettye Pittman.
Guests dined on chicken welling-
ton, chicken tenderloin sauteed with
white wine, shallots mushrooms,
pear and tarragon wrapped in puff
pastry and served with Chef's
selection of fresh vegetables, salad,
rolls with butter, ice tea and coffee.

Guest also enjoyed soft music.
After a delicious lunch some of the
guests roasted the honoree with
compliments of her achievements
and community service. Last but
not least it was the cutting of the
cake. A delicious strawberry filled
yellow layer cake. Everyone happi-
ly sang happy birthday. While
munching on the celebratory cake,
Mrs. Green mingled and thanked
her guests to show her appreciation
for them helping her celebrate an
important time in her life. The
luncheon closed with benediction
by Pastor Bettye Pittman.

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October 24-30, 2013

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October 24-30, 2013

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