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Florida Public Defenders Volume 27 No. 8 Jacksonville, Florida December 19-26, 2013

Back 'warning-shot' Bfi Pressure Continues to Build for Higher Minimum Wage
The Florida Public Defender Association has announced it will back a
measure (BIB 89) that would grant immunity to people who show or fire By Freddie Allen working poor and the super rich. Los Angeles and Oaland. According to a report on the mainguns in self-defense. Fast food workers won't get the During an organized national day It's been more than four years imum wage by the Economic
The 'warning-shot' bill was proposed by Polk City Republican Rep. Neil $15 living wage in time for of action in early December, thou- since living wage advocates and Policy Institute, a Washington D.C. Comnbee who sponsored the bill after hearing about the sentencing of Christmas, but their nationwide sands of fast food workers went on low-wage workers won their last think tank, focused on low- and
Marissa Alexander. The Jacksonville woman was sentenced to 20 years in protests continue to draw attention strike in dozens of cities including victory when the minimum wage middle-income families: "The prison for firing a gun into a wall during an argument with her husband. to the growing chasm between the Chicago, Boston, New York City, was increased from $5.15 to $7.25. value of the Continued on page 3 The lawmaker called Alexander's case an example of the negativee unintended consequences" of Florida's 10-20-Life law, The law requires miniMum mandatory prison terms for gun-related crimes. R t u e m E h b t O e sF T a a i n L f e
changes made to it will help it get passed in 2014. Chronicling Iconic P s o
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Chicago Public Schools Add African- After a yearlong penalty, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
University is in the clear.
A mercan11itor to oreCu 'ic lumAccording to reports, a regional accrediting organization voted to The Chicago Public Schools unveiled a new curriculum guide last weekenthscolspbaiwihwsipsdafrte201azg that will allow teachers to incorporate African and African-American stud-detofMrhn10dum ajrRbtCapi.
ies into core subjects throughout the year, bringing the district into compli- In light of the good news, FAMU President Larry Robinson said he's
ancewit a saterequremnt.glad to see the "dark cloud" lifted. The curriculum will go beyond the obvious subjects of slavery and civil "hswstebs osbeotoefrteuiest eadn
rights, delving into the contributions of people of African and African- this particular sanction," he told university trustees. "Now we can
American heritage at the local, national and global level. Students will learnX focus on just those great things."
about well-known kings and queens from Africa, and lesser-known people
who contributed to the city and the state. The curriculum spans kindergarten
through 10th grade and subjects including science, math, arts and physical
education. While schools are required to teach one unit on the topic, teachers have the option to do more because they'll now have a year's worth of
lesson suggestions.
With the Miajority of the disricts students of Hispaniic heritage, the district
has begun designing a similar curriculum for Latin and Latin American
studies, officials said.f

Mrs. Estelle McKissick and her husband, Bishop Rudoplh McKissick write a book about their slain son of Bethel Baptist Instutional Church cut the ribbon for the exhibit.
Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin said they want to recount who their 17- The Ritz Theatre. and Museum Stewart. Included among the artiyear-old son was. The teen was killed in February 2012. The book also will opened a new exhibit this week facts are ministerial attire, an examine Fulton and Martin's grief after neighborhood watchman George entitled "Bethel Baptist antique podium, photos of the
Zimmerman, 30, fatally shot the unarmed black teen during a confrontation Institutional Church 1 838-2013 A church and ministries at various in a gated Florida community and the ensuing trial. Life, A Leader, A Legacy"'. The stages and many of his awards and
Trayvon Martin became a household name as the teen's killing and opening coincides with the retire- honors received. All of the exhibit Zimmerman's July acquittal on second-degree murder and manslaughter ment of Bethel's longtime pastor, reflects highlights of Bethel's story charges grabbed headlines Bishop Rudolph Mckissick, Sr., extracted from the Archive 's
The teen's parents, accompanied by literary agent Jan Miller, shopped the who will hang up his ministerial Ministry. book to interested publishers, according to two publishing executives pres- robe after forty-seven years in the Many members of the Bethel Thousands of Kids Enjoy an Early Christmas
ent at the meetings. pulpit. family were on hand to witness the Six year old Shaneal McKann was full ofjoy as she picked out a bicycle
"The exhibit was created in ribbon cutting which now gives the at the Jacksonville Children's Christmas Party assisted by volunteers
Jamesis W~inston W~ins Heisman recognition of the significant role public access to a glimpse into Henry Taylor and Shannon Coles. The Hydegrove Elementary student was
of Bethel Baptist Institutional Jacksonville's history. Throughout among thousands of area youth in attendance to select three toys at the thirNETW YORKW- Floridan Sftte quarterbak Jmis Winston Chrc in th deelpmn of sp Biho Mc-sc' teur at tent anuleethl ttePieOb Cne. Chidre 12_ 1-I 1_I%-A

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

Raines Class of '77 MMM Clothes Kwanzaa Celebration celebrating "A Vision of Unity," Friday, January 3rd and Saturday, visit www.generationstellingstoC rsm sSoiree Give-a-Way at AACS Saturday, December 28th, 8 p.m. January 4th, 2014. Scholarships The workshops take place
Chitm s12 midnight at the Prime Osborn will be awarded to college bound at Jeb Stuart Middle School, 4815
The 1977 Alumni Class of William The Jacksonville Local The Afican American Cultural Center, 1000 Water Street. For more student and alumni will be recog- Wesconnect Blvd.
M Raines is having its annual Organizing Committee of the Society is announcing their 2013 information contact Alexis Bamnes nized for their humanitarian contriChristmas Celebration, Friday, Millions More Movement Inc. Kwanzaa celebration to be held at 631-7279. butions. For ticket information and Gospel Winter Jamm
December 20th, at 7 p.m. at "The (JLOC, MMM Inc.), a non-profit Saturday, December 28th, 10 a.m. more details call Marca Riley-Crum Premier Productions presents
Meeting Room,"10142 103rd will 'Give-A-Way clothes', to 4 p.m., at the AACS Center, 4422 News Year's Eve at 764-6586. gospel rap/hip-hop recording artist
Street, Suite 3. All are welcome to Saturday, December 21st. The N. US Highway 1, Palm Coast, Fla.LereadftuigDekMn, attend! For more information and location is 916 N. Myrtle Avenue., This annual free public festivity at the Landing Pulc paknray, anfurn DetheatMVetrn
tickets call 404-293-5498 or email between Kings Road and Beaver showcases vendors, food and enter- Celebrate New Year's Eve on the P bi paigFiaJnay1t tVtrn
chnsarc~elot~e. Street from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you tainment! This year's celebration St. John's River at The Jacksonville W rsosMemorial Arena, 300 A Philip
have any questions or just want to will focus on Ujima [oo-JEE-mah], Landing. Enjoy live entertainment Sign-up for Beverly Image RadlhBv.Frmedtis Free Vocational Arts learn more about the Millions More the third of the seven Kwanzaa all day and fireworks at midnight. Groups' public speaking working visit or call 630TriigClasses Movement, visit wwwjacksonville- principles. Ujima directs us to The celebration begins Tuesday, focusing on message articulation, 3900.
sTCerAng arora or call 240-9133 or email build and maintain our community December 31st, at 10 a.m. For audience engagement, impromptu A tTu oWne
21s Cetur Acdem a rogam 13 together, and make our brothers' more information visit wwwjack- speaking and other public speaking A tTu oWne
geared toward ages 16-21, and will and sisters' problems our problem, or call or call etiquette. The workshop will be Park and Orlando
offer an educational and workforce Holiday Life C amp and to solve them together. For 798-9111. held on Thursday evenings, Join the Cultural Center at Ponte
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Care is offering free classes. The Donovin Darius invite children the New Year! For more information and location, aboard a luxury motor coach to
Beautiful Winter Park and Orlando
project will serve 104 students with ages 8-16 to join him for the "Pay it Eureka Gardens' Ring in the New Year with every- visit to visit two outstanding museums
academic and career instruction. Forward" Holiday Life C.A.M.P., one's favorite band, the or call 657-0250. ad cletos h rad
The program is free to those who Saturday, December 21st, 9 a.m. Christmas Party Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, andeu coections, the* ornd
qualify. Deadline to apply is 1p.m. at EverBank Field. There is The AnnieRuth Foundation is Stuart Chafetz, conductor. Enjoy Generations Telling Museum. It will be a wonderful day
December 20th. If you are inter- no cost to attend. For more infor- hosting a Christmas party for youth light classics, Vienna waltzes and ested in learning more about this mation or to register visit www.dar- and senior citizens of Eureka Broadway hits. The celebration Stories of culture, beauty and education,
program contact the Program iusnextleveltraining.comor call Gardens Apartments. Enjoy this begins Tuesday, December 31st at The 2014 Generations Telling Tuesday, January 14th. For more
Coordinator at 766-6736. 290-3320. fun-filled day of activities and fun 8:30 p.m. For more information Stories workshops a theatrical information call 280-0614 x 202 or
on Saturday, December 21st at the visit or call exploration of Gullah Geeche cul- email or Schell Sweet Free AKA presents Eureka Gardens' Community 354-5479. ture, takes place January 9th visit
Fo ieaW y"olu urce" Center from 12 4 p.m. Activities January 25th. Seeking actors,
Foo Gvea-W y Solfl N trckr" include games, arts & crafts, out- 16th Annual Matthew debaters, videographers and script Flamenco Dance
Save the date for a free food give- The 2013 "Soulful Nutcracker" door music, presents poetry, Glet rIr writers ages 13 to 21. Participants Open House
a-way, Saturday, December 21st at presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha singing, dancing, entertainment and W.GletJ.S.High will explore and document living Join Fuego Flamenco for their
8:30 a.m. at Schell Sweet Center, Sorority, Inc., Gamma Rho Omega Santa Claus!! For more information School Grand Reunion. Gullah Geechee heritage using the- Flamenco Dance Open House,
1697 Kings Rd. on the campus of Chapter, Inc. in partnership with call 200-7202 or visit Matthew W. Gilbert Junior-Senior ater and digital media to document Saturday, January 18, 2014 at
Edward Waters College. Additional Alpha Jax Foundation takes place High School graduates from 1952 oral history interviews with local 9751 Mining Rd. Come meet and
help with food stamps, Medicaid Saturday, December 28th, at the 1970 will celebrate their 16th annu- community elders. Learn about the- gettedneso ug
and senior services also available. Times Union Center for Performing Raines Class of 1970 al Students-Teachers Grand ater with professional actors. For greec th an ers of litteo
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Parker at 631-2639. William M. Raines Class of 1970 Dr. The celebration takes place or
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Mandela Statue Unveiled in Pretoria



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Shown above are new Kudo, James Collier, Kudo President, Charlie
Porter, Jelani Herrington, (in the back) New Kudo, Julian Clark,
Jarrod Williams, Jarrell Williams, Ashley Stodgen, Mariah Franklin, K, I ...................
and New Xino Lanitha Godfrey. Not pictured, Xino President
Kennedy Matthews and Xino, Jana Herrington.

Xinos and Kudos Initiate 3
The National Sorority of Phi youth shared with the audience a
Delta Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta brief history of the Xinos and A
Chapter, youth held their initiation Kudos along with several youth
and family dinner recently. There giving brief overviews of the annuwere 35 family members, youth, al Youth Southeast Region PRETORIA, South Africa South Africa has unveiled a thirty foot tall
and advisors in attendance. Kayla Conference. The next youth confer- statue of anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings in Matthews, President of the Xinos ence will be held in June, 2014 in its capital. It is the first statue of him without his fist traditionally raised, and Charlie Porter, President of the Memphis, Tennessee. but instead arms wide open to embrace the country.
Kudos, both graduating seniors Three youth were initiated into The unveiling came after 10 days of mouming over his death ended Lakeside CEO honored by Family
presided. the group with current members Sunday with his burial.
The program was filled with a presenting each with welcome President Jacob Zuma presided over the unveiling, which preceded a Council- The Lakeside Family Council recently presented Ms.
holiday theme along with wann gifts. A delicious dinner was served party in celebration of the Day of Reconciliation, a national holiday. greetings from Betty LeRoy, and the incoming youth presented a The statue stands on the grounds of the Union Buildings, where Mandela Connie Bend with an Award of Appreciation for her service and care for President Delta Delta Chapter and talent extravaganza. Remarks were delivered his inaugural speech after becoming South Africa's first black the residents at Lakeside Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Part of the capHUB Parent, Melba Furlow. The made by advisor Wanda Mitchell. president in 1994. The buildings had been a hated symbol of the apartheid tion on the plaque reads, "All Is Well". Pictured above is Mr. Claude regime to many South Africans. Simmons, President of Lakeside Family Council making the presentation

M inim um W a e Mandela was buried Sunday at his ancestral home in the village of Qunu. to Connie Bend, Executive Director of Lakeside.
Continued from front reached $25 per hour. Washington, after the government we stand for around the globe. And Illinois at Urbana-Champaign needs for their families."
minimum wage peaked in 1968 at According to the Labor shutdown and the rocky rollout of it is not simply a moral claim that Department of Urban & Regional When employers don't pay their $1.60, which is about $9.44 meas- Department, by 2014, 21 states and, but that he knows I'm making here. There are practi- Planning researchers found that workers livable wages the rest of us ured in today's dollars; the current Washington D.C. will have mini- that their frustration runs deeper. cal consequences to rising inequali- "more than half (52 percent) of the pick up the tab. minimum wage of $7.25 is 23 per- mum wages that exceed the federal "Their frustration is rooted in ty and reduced mobility." families of front-line fast-food "Due to low earnings, fast-food
cent less than it was in 1968 in real minimum wage. their own daily battles to make Practical consequences that workers are enrolled in one or more workers' families also receive an
terms." In recent months, President ends meet, to pay for college, buy a include workers increasingly public programs, compared to 25 annual average of $1.04 billion in
Even though economic produc- Obama has also expressed his sup- home, save for retirement. It's root- dependent on the very safety net percent of the workforce as a food stamp benefits and $1.91 biltivity grew more than 80 percent port for a higher minimum wage. ed in the nagging sense that no mat- programs that many Republican whole." lion in Earned Income Tax Credit
between 1973 and 2011, EPI report- President Obama stepped tip his ter how hard they work, the deck is lawmakers want to cut. Blacks account for 23 percent of payments. People working in fasted that "real hourly compensation vocal support for a higher federal stacked against them," said In a report, titled "Fast Food, front-line fast-food workers and 73 food jobs are more likely to live in of the median worker grew by less minimum wage, during a recent President Obama. Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of percent are women. or near poverty. One in five families
than 11 percent." speech in Southeast, Washington, Obama continued: "The com- Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food According to the report, "The with a member holding a fast-food
Economists have found that if the D.C., one of the nation capital's bined trends of increased inequality Industry sponsored by the federal minimum wage fails to pro- job has an income below the poverfederal minimum wage had kept poorest neighborhoods. Obama said and decreasing mobility pose a fun- University of California, Berkeley, vide sufficient income for workers ty line, and 43 percent have an paced with inflation and productiv- that he's not surprised that damental threat to the American Center for Labor Research and to provide food, housing, health income two times the federal poverity growth, that wage would have Americans are frustrated with Dream, our way of life, and what Education and the University of care, transportation and other basic tylevel or less," stated the report.,

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Bipartisan Support for a warning Shot Bill JbCeto

Black Americans are often misled when politicians and pundits refer to
the ability of the president of the United States (POTUS) to "Create jobs"
that Amends Stand -Your Ground Growing during their terms in office. But, in the reality of America's economy, the

With Christmas and New Years we believe shouldn't be prosecuted 20-Life mandatory minimum law, The obvious opposition comes citeseor rus, usually aos oiae ofeneraprie eor i.Tis differs right around the comer, tis the sea- because they did act in lawful self- the current bill amends the "stand from the person who actually pros- from countries where the government exerts considerable power over the son for bi-partisan support of a bill defense," said Stacy Scott, the your ground" self-defense law. ecuted Alexander. economy such as, The People's Republic of China.
that would have not only helped Gainesville-based public defender It would permit people who are Jacksonville area state attorney Black Americans have to become more educated in private enterprise Marissa Alexander, but just makes for the 8th Judicial Circuit. "We're being attacked and fear for their Angela Corey opposes House Bill and capitalistic processes. "Job creation" is a central theme across America perfect sense. fighting those cases in court every lives to display guns, threaten to 89 and has said that the legislation these days. Take Santa, for example, there are some Blacks who fervently
Last year, I talked to Rep Neil day." use the weapons, or fire warning is too dangerous. She has said in believe that the ability to create jobs is inherent in the powers of the
Combee, a Polk City Republican, One of the key issues in the shots under the same circumstances the past that prosecutors have the POTUS think again. about the Alexander issue. He was Alexander case is the mandatory by which they could legally shoot discretion they need and Combee's The government's limited role in creating jobs is a reality Blacks need to passionate about trying to figure minimum sentences legislation to kill. bill is unnecessary. grasp. More of us have to accept that the government's only role is to help
out how to help the young lady passed by the state years ago. Lincoln once said, "The best way I can't say it enough, but I am create conditions for the growth of businesses, both large- and small. A from Jacksonville, and how to 'While some credit tough gun laws to get a bad law repealed is to dumbfounded by the Alexander "job" is what we all want. Whether, it's in the private or public sector, most
make sure that it doesn't happen on a reduction of crime, most also enforce it strictly." Florida has case and why she was fully prose- of us just want to hear: "Can you start tomorrow?" again, realize the lack of flexibility in many laws that are bad and inflexi- cuted. Since 2000, the labor force has steadily declined; but, Department of
Combee's bill HB 89 would these laws presents a problem in ble and guess what they are being Alexander was in a physically Labor figures show hiring is up. August through October 2013 employers grant immunity to people who self-defense cases. enforced so strictly that innocent abusive marriage where her hus- added an average of 202,000 jobs. Let's go back to basics: You get a job
show or fire guns in self-defense Under the 10-20-Life law, pos- people like Marissa Alexander was band beat her while she was preg- because someone needs some work done and is willing and able to pay you most call it the "warning-shot" bill. sessing a gun while committing convicted while trying to essential- nant. After yet another beating, she for it. Someone who is willing and able to compensate you with wages, Unfortunately, not enough mem- certain crimes is punishable by at ly defend herself from an abusive fired a warning shot, which tray- sound working conditions, benefits, opportunities for advancement and bers of the Florida Legislature least 10 years in prison, discharg- husband. eled through a wall and into the intrinsic rewards enough to persuade you to turn down all competing offers
shared that same passion and corn- ing a gun while committing those Obviously, we need to change the ceiling, and accept the job; and willing to put up with your human deficiencies in
mitment, and the bill didn't get the crimes is punishable by at least 20 self-defense laws in Florida, espe- Combee's bill probably isn't per- getting the work done. He or she does this because you present the educasupport it needed to pass. I almost years in prison, and hurting or cially the Stand Your Ground previ- fect, but it goes a long way to solve tion, skills, expertise, judgment, grooming, intelligence and social skills wanted to tell him, welcome to my killing someone during those sions in the law. We also need a a problem or better yet, a clear necessary to get the job done and most importantly, to return to the world. It is often hard for crimes is punishable by 25 years to comprehensive review of our entire injustice. employer value that exceeds what it costs him/her to compensate you.
Democrats to get good bills heard life in prison. criminal justice system, which In the words of the great forefa- Black Americans are often misled by broadcast reports that promote the
in the Republican-led legislature. After receiving opposition from includes jury sizes, minimum ther Ben Franlin, "The strictest "producers-vs.-takers" theory that: America is divided between "producThis week, Combee bill received the NRA, FloridaSherriff's mandatory sentences, and change law sometimes becomes the sever- ers" who work hard and pay taxes and "takers" who see themselves as vicsupport for his bill from the Florida Association and other groups, of venue requirements. est injustice." tims, demand entitlements from the government, and don't care about their
Public Defender Association. Combee went back to the drawing Of course, not everyone thinks Signing off from Tallahassee, own lives. Many Blacks see the Republican Party as the "party of the pro"We see, routinely, clients that board. Instead of amending the 10- that Combee's bill is a good idea. Reggie Fuliwood ducers," but not in a desirable way.
Make no mistake, it's entrepreneurs who put up the capital for the enterprise, take responsibility for loans and other financing, pay expenses and
Y oun B la k R e ubli ansown the assets including revenue. If there's more revenue than expenses,
they enjoy profits that enable them to live well and invest in another round
of entrepreneurship. If there's less revenue, and if the losing trend isn't
reversed, the enterprise eventually fails, and the entrepreneur goes bankW ho eny heir B lac nessrupt and has to implore banks or other financiers for capital to try again, or
becomes the employee of some other more successful entrepreneur.
by Raynard Jackson Their idea of paying dues is differ- the point person for the Black corn- lonely if it is by choice; you can be tos ack fon yocsu inrepraentepotnialetor evetully ake abl
Last week, Joyce Jones, a colum- ent from their parents... .they have munity they just want to be a alone, but not lonely. couplekof bucks fnyuo dr hse ve n o the nta roun ovinetymet, nist for wrote an article grown up in a very instant world, staffer; as though they are mutually So, to all my millennial Black wchl in tunkhs fthemenilve to c oreathe ne t ournbl ou tovesreeiv titled, "The Loneliness of the Black so how do you tell them that a job exclusive. It can be both and! Republicans, stop making it an ahirain ourde fo thotat to athe as tobe reeo o crctv Republican: What attracts young they want in six or severimonths is 1,I Would go so far as to say these 'either or proposition. Embrace rsetadpoeto fpiaepoet ihs African-Americans to the GOP?" a job they have to wait usually six -Blacks thrivoofbigany your party, embrace your commu- ."Pltc"oyexerasthpoes.t~wsnth LTU r
Although the article was off-base or seven years to get?" mous to other Blacks. They seem- nity, and embrace your obligation Congress, but small businesses that created some 65 percent of the net new
on so many points No I won't This sense of entitlement has ingly get more satisfaction out of to those coming behind you; but josfrentya.BuaufLbrSaitcsdashwhtovrhe1
waste my time listing them here it caused many millennials to think being known within White circles, also, pay homage to those who years from 1993 to mid-2008, 31 percent of net job gains resulted from the got me reflecting on this younger that simply showing up is all they I don't expect a lot of my White paved the way for you. opening of new establishments. The remaining 69 percent are also due to
generation of Black Republicans, need to do in life. All too often, readers to understand this dynamic; Raynard Jackson is president & successful businesses of all sizes that expanded. Most of the workers
Undoubtedly, young Blacks are these millennials have no political this is a dirty little secret that CEO of Raynard Jackson & employed by Black-owned businesses are minorities. Of the 1.9 million .attracted to the GOP brand more curiosity about those who paved Blacks refuse to discuss publically. Associates, LLC., a Washington, Black-owned businesses existing in 2007, 106,824 had paid employees. than older Blacks. If Jones could the way for them. There are about Many of these Black D.C.-based public relations/gov- William Reed is head of the Business Exchange Network and available have tapped into that phenomenon, 30-40 Black Republican staffers Republicans will deny what I am eminent affairs firm. His Web site for speaking/seminar projects through the Bailey it could have been an enlightening who work for members of the saying, but I know them by name is ____________________________article. But, not surprisingly, her House and Senate; but they have and from direct experience. Maybe
column ended up being your typi- not formed an organization of like- I will wrote a book about my expecal Black Republican-bashing, minded people. They have shown riences with these Blacks in our iq ii
How would she know "it's not no interest in building relations party?
easy to be a young, Black with Black operatives such as These are the type of Blacks that
Republican?" She talks about con- Michael Steele, Shannon Reeves, many Republicans are most com- A 1c O
servatism, but fails to define the or Greg Simpkins. fortable with. They never raise any
term. She refers to "rising stars," How can you call yourself a objections to anything thrown atSV 0Dah(y
but fails to define who identify Black Republican and have no them in private meetings relative to
those stars or what makes them ris- knowledge of Bob Brown, Arthur the Black community. They never
ing stars. Fletcher, Bill Coleman, or Kay raise a voice when some of our
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COOPER, Deandre- PVA SR 12 80 1038 12 13.0 86.5 6.7
Hampton names WSSU's Maynor DOSS, Lee-SOU SR 12 78 1172 11 15.0 97.7 6.5
JORDAN, Akeem-LINP JR 10 65 913 12 14.0 91.3 6.5
STAT CORN ER as its new head football coach PURNELL, Dondre-STL JR 9 58 675 3 11.6 75.0 6.4
HAMPTON, Va. Novelle Dickenson, Director of Athletics at Hampton Uni- MOORE, Greg LAN SIR 10 59 910 11 15.4 91.0 5.9
H M O AIATKINS, Jess -ALB JR 8 47 646 8 13.7 80.8 5.9
WHO ARE THE BEST PERFORMERS IN BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS versity, announced Tuesday via the school's website that Winston-Salem State RICHARDS, Brian -SAC 10 56 740 6 13.2 74.0 5.6
head coach Connell Maynor has been named the next head coach of the Pirates. LANDRUM, George LAN SO 9 50 583 5 11.7 64.8 5.6
HIGHEST ATTENDANCE AT Maynor, who just completed his fourth season turning the Rams of WSSU into
2013 BLACK COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES a Central Interccollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and NCAA Div. II power, HOLLAND, Rob't-CHO SR 10 92 1318 13 14.3 131.8
(Last years finish in parenthesis) now makes the jump to the Mid Eastern Athletic Confernence and the Football DOSS, Lee SOU SR 12 78 1172 11 15.0 97.7
Chminhi Subdivisin wher the Pirates reside. PENDLETON, ZaCh. -JSU FIR 11 53 1067 10 201. 97.0
1. MAGIC CITY CLASSIC Oct. 26 Legion Field, Birmingham Championsip ubvisio were t JORDAN, Akeem LINP JR 10 65 913 12 14.0 91.3
Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State (1st) 63113 Maynor was also reportedly in the running for the head coach job at North MOORE, Greg LAN SR 10 59 910 11 15.4 91.0
Carolina Central. He is replacing longtime Hampton coach Donovan Rose who COOPER, Deandre PVA SR 12 80 1038 12 13.0 86.5
2. BAYOU CLASSIC Nov. 30 Super Dome, New Orleans spent the last seven years as the Pirates' head coach. ATKINS, Jess -ALB JR 8 47 646 8 13.7 80.8
Southern vs. Grambling State (2nd) 47,385 "I am very excited for the opportunity that Dr. Harvey, Mr. Dickenson Dr. WILLIAMS, Milton DSU JR 11 58 888 5 15.3 80.7
3. SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC Sept. 14- Liberty Bowl, Memphis Smith and Hampton University has given to me, said Maynor. TOTAL OFFENSE CL G RUSH PASS PLAYS YDS AVG/G
Jackson State vs. Tennessee State (3rd) 42,400 In his four seasons at Winston-Salem State, Maynor led the Rams to a 45-6 ANDERSON, Ben -APB JR 11 824 2787 540 3611 328.3
4. SWAG CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Dec. 8 Reliant Stadium, Houston overall record and a 29-2 mark in the CIAA. He led the Rams to three straight CIAA MCGHEE, Greg HOW JR 12 896 2379 542 3275 272.9 championships; three straight appearances in the NCAA Div. II playoffs; two Super MOORE, Clayton JSU FR 10 635 2009 427 2644 264.4 Souther vs. Jackson State (6th) 38,985 Region One titles; an NCAA Semifinal appearance in 2011; and an NCAA Div. H LOVELOCKE, Jerry- PVA JR 12 284 2838 504 3122 260.2
5. ATLANTA CLASSIC Oct. 5 Georgia Dome, Atlanta National Championship appearance and runner-up title last season. GIBBS, John -ALC S0 12 455 2567 454 3022 251.8
S. C. State vs. N. C. A&T (4th) 35,412 "I am very excited about having a veteran winner at the helm of the Pirate foot- MURPHY, Cory DSU SR 11 93 2307 456 2400 218.2
6. SOUTHERN HOME GAME, Sept. 28, Mumford Stad., B-R, LA ball program," said Dickenson. "I believe that Coach Maynor is very well poised and ALL PURPOSE CL G Rush Rec PR KR YDS YDS/G
Jackson State @ Southern 30,816 has the acumen to take the program in the right direction. Given his past success, we HEBERT, Johnta PVA SO 12 907 260 0 746 1913 159.4
GRIZZLE, Marquise-SHA SO 10 1276 272 0 0 1548 154.8
7. STATE FAIR CLASSIC Oct. 5-Cotton Bowl, Dallas have great expectations for the future of Pirate football." STAFFORD, Julian MVS JR 11 82 694 0 738 1514 137.6
The Rams also captured the 2011 and 2012 HBCU National Football Champi- HOLLAND, Rob't -CliO SIR 10 0 1318 38 16 1372 137.2
Prairie View A&M vs. Grambling State (5th) 27,745 onships. ANDERSON, Jordan-VSU SR 10 1142 122 0 84 1348 134.8
8 O U H E N O M C O IN ct 2 u m or S ad at n .,L AB R O W N C ourtney PVA JR 12 1039 505 0 59 1603 133.6
8. SOUTHERN HOMECOMING, Oct.26, Mumford Stad., Baton R., LA Maynor was also named CIAA Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012, Boxtorow BROWN, Keith BSU JR 10 1132194 0 0 1326 132.6
Alcom State vs. Southern 27,102 HBCU Coach of the Year, Pigskin Club of Washington, D.C. CIAA Coach of the WILKINS, Adrian NCC SO 11 27 432 268 636 1363 123.9
9. MEACISWAC CHALLENGE, Sept. 1, Citrus Bowl, Orlando Year, Black College Sports Page BAAD Team Coach of the Year, and Don Hansen HOLLAND, Anthony- LIV 10 22 649 31 511 1213 121.3
Florida A&M vs. Miss. Valley State 24,376 Football Gazette Super Region One Coach of the Year. SCORING CL G TDS FGS PAT PTS AVGIG
10. JACKSON STATE HOME GAME, Nov. 16, Mem. Stad., Jackson He was also named the 2011 Sheridan Broadcasting National HBCU Coach of ANDERSON, Jordan -VSU SR 10 22 0 0 132 13.2
the Year. BROWN, Keith BSU JR 10 17 0 0 102 10.2
Alcom State @ Jackson State 24,252 LOCKETT, Jac KSU JR 10 16 0 0 96 9.6
11.o StatE CIT LAso -S t. 24,25 L"I am very excited to get on campus and meet the players, athletic staff and all RINI, Chris LAN SR 10 14 0 30 96 9.6
11. CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC Oct. 12, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis of those who are associated with the program. I am also excited about getting out BOONE, Petey ECS JR 10 15 0 0 90 9.0 Grambling State vs. Alcom State (NR) 22,357 there on the recruiting trail so we can get Hampton back to its winning ways," stated PHILYAW, Anthony- HOW FR 11 16 2 0 98 8.9
GRIZZLE, Marq. SHA SO 10 14 0 0 84 8.4
12. W. C. GORDEN CLASSIC, Sept. 7, Memorial Stadium, Jackson, MS Manyor. "I know that Hampton is not only known for having great athletic programs WALKER, Arnold ALC SR 12 16 0 0 96 8.0
Alabama State vs. Jackson State 22,003 but also outstanding academics and that is something that I want to help that I ensure
13. N. C. A&T HOMECOMING, Nov. 2, Aggie Stadium, Greensboro, NC continues," said Maynor. BRASWELL, Quinton-ALB SR 9 16 267 1 16.7
Mayor is no stranger to improving programs; the year prior to his arrival, DOSS, Tavoris -ALC SR 12 17 274 1 16.1
NCA&Tvs. Va. University of Lynchburg (21st) 21,500 WSSU went 1-10 only to go 8-2 in his first season at the helm. His teams have seen WILKINS, Adrian NCC SO 11 20 268 2 13.4
14. MISSOURI CLASSIC, Sept. 14, Arrowhead Stad., Kansas City, MO just four losses in the past three years, with trips to the NCAA Div. II playoffs each GARDNER, M. TUS FR 10 14 166 0 11.9 LAWSON, Sidney WSS FR 21 229 0 10.9
Grambling State vs. Lincoln (Mo.) 20,176 year. FLANAGAN, Brandon-HOWJR 11 15 164 0 10.9
15. S. C. STATE HOMECOMING, Nov. 9, Dawson Stad., Or'burg, SC Maynor brings more than two decades of football experience both as a coach DRUMMOND, Darius SCS SR 13 24 258 0 10.8
Florida A&M @ SC State 20,002 and as a player, in the intercollegiate and professional ranks, and is the proud owner CLECKLEY, Preston BCU SR 12 29 304 0 10.5
of 13 championships: six as a player and seven as a coach. KICKOFF RETURNS CL G RET YDS TD LNG AVG
Prior to his time at WSSU, Maynor spent 10 seasons at Fayetteville State Uni- DIXON, Thomas NCC SR 11 20 608 1 100 30.4 2013 TOTAL 467,624 versity as a member of the Broncos' award-winning football staff, most recently WILKINS, Adrian NCC SO 11 21 636 3 100 30.3
2338 veae 2 gms vr 000)PARKER, Matias VUU SR 13 392 0 91 30.2
23,381 average (20 games over 20,000) serving as both the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. He helped lead EVANS, aell SHA SR 16 467 0 68 29.2 2012 TOTAL 649,315 Fayetteville State to four CIAA title game appearances and three CIAA champion- SMITH, Sean -VSU SR 12 307 1 86 25.6
29,514 average (22 games over 20,000) ships (2002, 2003, and 2009). TAYLOR, Tiubotein MSU SR 10 17 432 1 93 25.4
GATLIN, Tavon FSU JR 12 304 0 58 25.3
2011 TOTAL 800,224 In addition to his collegiate coaching responsibilities, Maynor served as the
32,008 average (25 games over 20,000) offensive coordinator for the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul from 2006- FIELD GOAL PCT. CL G MADE ATTS LNG PCT 200TTL8373 2008, where he helped lead the Soul to the Arena Bowl XXII World Championship D.-AVILES, Maro BSU JR 10 6 6 40 95.0
2010 TOTAL 853,723 in 2008 PREVOST, Anthony HAM FR 12 17 19 43 89.5
in20.GALON, Cherchen -MVS JR 11 6 7 41 85.7
31,619 average (27 games over 20,000) Under his leadership, the Soul ranked first in the AFL in scoring offense (62 HOLLEY, Zachary-ALB 0S 9 9 11 42 81.8 ppg), touchdowns (132), touchdown passes (102), and red zone efficiency (85 per- DELSING, Ryan -JSU FR 11 12 15 39 80.0 cent) in 2008. BELCHER, Nick SCS SR 13 17 24 49 70.8
WENZIG, Bobby-ALS SR 12 12 17 46 70.6
Mayor played at WSSU and North Carolina A&T; he led the Aggies to the JONES, Cody- NCA FR 9 9 13 42 69.2
HG ETATN A C AT1991 MEAC title and was named the MEAC Offensive Player of the Year. MOLLER, Chris -MSU FR 12 10 16 44" 62.5
2013 HOMECOMING GAMES A veteran of both the CIAA and the MEAC, Maynor has extensive experience MAROUF, Cam- NSUJ FR 12 8 13 43 61.5
(Last years finish in parenthesis) at both the Division I and Division II levels, and he has demonstrated an extensive PUNTING CL 6 NO Yos LNG AVG
reritn cuewhich will immediately help him as he prepares to get the Pirates CARTER, Corey TXS 50 11 71 3146 64 44.3 recuiin aumnJASKI. Kyle -LINP JR 10 56 2476 72 44.2
1 TUSKEGEE vs. Central State Nov. 2 Tuskegee, AL (12th) 27,549 back to their winning ways. FORBES, Lawrence MSU FR 12 52 2277 78 43.8
LAMBRECHT, Matia-JCS FR 10 42 1805 62 43.0
2 SOUTHERN vs. Alcom State Oct. 26- B. Rouge, LA (4th) 27,102 WENZIG, Bobby-ALS SR 12 77 3295 67 42.8
3Joe Taylor returns as Virginia Union AD SYMONDS, Brett-ECS SR 10 44 1865 68 42.4
TENESSE SAT vs E.Illnos -Oct26 N'ill, T (st)22,57Virginia Union University President Dr. Claude G. Perkins named former WILLIAMSON, Darcy -JSU FR 11 50 2094 81 41.9
NCATv.V.Unv 'ug-Nov. 2 Greensboro, NC (7th) 21,500 Pnhr'ha oc Joe Taylor as the ninth Director of Athletics in a press confer- F-KENTD, Chaog. HAM FR 915743 716 41.6
5 SC STATE vs. Florida A&M Nov. 9 -Orangeburg, SC (8th) 20,002 once held on Wednesday, December 11, in the L. Douglas Wilder Library on the LUCAS, Matt -CHiO 10 50 2060 66 41.2 6 MOREHOUSE vs. Benedict Oct. 26 -Atlanta (5th) 19,345 VUU campus in Richmond, Va. PALMER, C. BSU 10 46 1862 61 40.5
7 KENTUCKY STATE vs. Fort Valley State Oct. 12- (9th) 19,257 Taylor is considered a legend in college football. He has won four national FLECK, John -HOW 50 10 50 2000 61 40.0 chamionhip, 1 coferece hamionhip, seen owl TACLESCL G SOL AST TOT AVG
8 FLORIDA A&M vs. Howard Oct. 19- Tallahassee, FL (19th) 15,342 champisips 14are conferences chyamps.Hips eve n b-owl TACKLEBISNha-S R 06 58 262.
9 CLARK ATLANTA vs. Albany State -Oct. 26 -Atlanta (2nd) 15,323 cord is 233-96-4 during stints as the head man at Florida A&M, FOSTER, Tazmon- NCC SR 12 79 65 144 12.0
STAE Ot.1 vs J Smth C (0t) Hmptn ad irgniaUnin.TYLER, Delbert- HAM SR 11 57 74 131 11.9
10 W-SALEM SAE- O.12- vs CSihW-. N(1t) 15,123 apo.adVrinaUin HARRIS, Jer-ryan -APB SR 10 56 51 107 10.7
11 ALABAMA ST. vs. Stillman Nov. 28- M'gmery, AL (3rd) 14,396 1 As a head football coach he has impacted the lives of SMITH, Marquis SSU FR 12 72 52 124 10.3
12 GRABLINGvs. MSU- Nv. 2- ram.,LA (1th) 1,856 thousands of young men over his forty years of coaching. He JONOC i AWILLIAMS, Brena CAU JR 9 60 33 9310.3
12 RABLIG s.MVS -ov 2-ra., A 18h) 3,56was the head football coach at Florida A&M from 2008-2012, DIXON, Justin SSU 50 12 62 60 122 10.2
13 FORT VALLEY STATE vs. ConcordiaB-Oct. 26- FV, GA (14th) 13,256 and prior to FAMU, he was the head football coach at Hampton WHITE, Kenneth -LIV 10 55 45 100 10.0
14 ALABAMA A&M vs. Miss. Valley St. Oct. 13 H'ville, AL (11th)12,873 from 1992 to 2007. He was appointed interim athletics director ENGLISH, Julanta MIL JR 9 45 45 90 10.0
15 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M vs. MVSU Oct. 19 Pr. V, Tx (21st) 12,000 Taylor at Hampton in 2005. He was also the head coach at Virginia JNIS .AB S 05 6 9 .
16 NC CENTRAL vs. Morgan State -Oct. 19 -Durham, NC (17th) 11,673 Union from 1984 to 1991 where he won one conference title on his way to an overall SACKS CL G SOL AST TOT AVG
rcrof6-93NELSON, Shonquez- SAC SR 10 13 1.3
17 ARK. PINE BLUFF vs. Southern -Oct. 19 -PB, AR (15th) 11,059 rodof6-93(.750). WILLIAMS, Javontay- JCS JR 10 12.5 1.25
18NOFOK TAE s.FlriaAM No. orol, A~~t) 0,27Taylor has been elected to three Halls of Fame: Western Illinois University, Vir- OWENS, Donnle -WSS SR 12 10 1.2
18 OROLKSTTE s.Floid A& -Nov 2- NrflkVA(13h)10,27 ginia Union University, and The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. He CARTER, Andrew SCS JR 12 9 4 11.0 .92 19 ALBANY sTATE vs. Morehouse-Oct. 19-Albany, GA(20th) 10,500 has served on numerous committees for the American Football Coaches Association BLOOMT, mir-A S O 5097 0 8.0 .89
20 BETHUNE-COOKMAN vs. SC State Oct. 26 D. B., FL (23rd) 10,421 (AFCA), served on the Board of Trustees, and became their president in 2001. STRANGE, Evan SHA JR 10 8.5 .85
McDANIEL, Anthony -BSU 10 8.0 .80
an~KING, Deon. NSU 50 12 8 3 9.5 .79
2013 HOMECOMINGS TOTAL 323,361 AttLendance Mvatters GROOMS, Miles HAM 50 12 8 3 9.5 .79
The downward trend in black college football attendance continued in 2013
16,168 Average (20 games over 10,000) based on numbers compiled by the BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS PAGE. INTERCEPTIONS cL G INT YDS TO AVG
2012 HOMECOMINGS TOTAL ,439,720 The number of games with attendance topping 20,000 was down from 22 to EVANS, Dhoarns- S SR 10 11 29 1.19
16,912Average (26 games over 10,000) 15 this season. The average attendance at those games was slightly up from 29,514 ELLERBE, Chris- SHA SR 10 7 43 .70
2011 HOMECOMINGS TOTAL 412,840 to 31,174. The Magic City Classic (63,113), Bayou Classic (47,385) and Southern ROBINSONIC, MDcan-TUS FR 145 120 1 .56
17,949 Average (23 games over 10,000) Heritage Classic (42,400) retained the top three positions on the list. BOYKIN, Avery MVS JR 11 6 77 1 .55
The top 20 homecoming games were about the same averaging just over 16,000 GLENN, JaBlois FVS SR 10 5 161 2 .50
2010 HOMECOMINGS TOTAL 375,297 fans per contest. Tulskegee (27,549) and Southern (27,102) topped the HC list. JOHNSON, Michael FSU 10 5 39 .50
17,871 average (21 games, over 10,000) PUMPHREY, Curt- BSU 10 5 44 .50
TURNER, Jared CHiO 10 5 24 .50
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Woodlawn Presbyterian Mormon Church Explains Defunct Ban on Blacks in Priesthood

Presents Handel's MN'essiah by Jennifer Dobner to argue for the legalization of black place during the tenure of Joseph to own up to why it was perpetuated
The Music Department of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church and Thirty-five years after lifting a 'servitude,"' reads the essay, part of a Smith, Jr., who founded the church well into the civil rights era."
Community Singers present "Handel's Messiah," Sunday, December 22nd ban on blacks entering the priest- series aimed at giving Mormons in 1830, the church essay notes. In 1852, Young said he believed at 4 p.m. Hear soloist: Margaret Ferguson, Shawnda Mack, Phillis Varnada, hood, the Mormon church has more context for understanding var- Smith opposed slavery and himself full church membership, including Sopranos; Rosanna Kelly, Janet Owens, Altos; Marty Simmons, Tenor; and offered an explanation for a practice ious aspects of church history, prac- ordained the faith's first black lay the priesthood, would someday be Christopher Fowler, Willie Carswell, Basses. This masterwork will be con- that was in place for more than 100 tices and doctrine, ministers. In the Mormon faith, only restored to black members, but
ducted by Oweta Hegeman and Roger Sears. Henry Mack organ and Dr. years, saying it was rooted in the "Church leaders today unequivo- men can hold the priesthood. church leaders perpetuated the pracPatsy Turner, harpsichord. The performance is free and open to the public, racism of the times. cally condemn all racism, past and In 1978 then-church President tice for more than 100 years,
An offering will be taken and non-perishable items for the food bank will A church-produced essay, "Race present, in any form," the essay Spencer W. Kimball lifted the ban, Bringhurst said. No explanation for be greatly appreciated. For more information call 768-5905. and the Priesthood," ties the ban to says. citing what the church describes as a those actions is offered by the essay,
an 1852 speech by Brigham Young, In the past, Mormon church lead- religious revelation, but the faith has he said. XW ayman M~'inistries Toy Drive and the faith's second president, who led ers have said history provided no had trouble shaking its history, and Bringhurst believes the essay
the church to Utah, and distances clear explanation for the prohibition the issue of racism has arisen reflects the church's shift toward 7th Annual Christmas Fellowship the modem Church of Jesus Christ that barred black men fr-om ordina- repeatedly, including during the dealing more honestly with its histoReverend Mark L. Griffin and Wayman Ministries' toy drive collection of Latter-day Saints from the policy. tion to the lay priesthood and pre- 2012 presidential campaign of Mitt ry, a move that may be tied to the
wil cuminte iththe7thAnnal ommnit Chistas ellwshp, "The justifications for restrictions vented black men and women from Romney, who is Mormon. proliferation of information about
willday cuminaer2 ith 2-pma the 7tAnalC mnit crisms feowsp echoed the widespread ideas about participating in sacred temple rites. "For me what it says is that the the faith from non-church sources Gymnasium, 1176 Labelle Street. This year's theme is: "An Angel's Point racial inferiority that had been used No such prohibitions were in church is finally admitting that on the Internet. of View Part 11". This annual free event includes entertainment, refresh- San l/L h rh(blacks) should never have been "I don't think the LDS church has
ments, games and activities for the residents of the neighborhood. For more S it Paul AM hu c Annual denied the priesthood," said Don any choice but to become more
information call Wanda Patterson at 742-5791. P g a t2Harwell, president of the Genesis frank and forthright in admitting
P g a t& Christmas Services Group, an organization for black what happened," he said, noting that
Wor, ho t ndSon E hiitatRitz On Sunday, December 22nd, at 10:55 a.m., the Fine Arts Department and church members. "It's overdue." Mormonism has been growing rapWo d ho ta dSo gE hbi t i Church School will present "The Twelve Days of Christmas." This produc- STEP FORWARD idly in some South American and
The Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities tion will portray the Spiritual meaning of Christmas. Saint Paul AME Mormon historian Newell African countries.
Through Language on display through December 3 1st. The exhibit includes Church annual Christmas Candlelight Communion worship service will be Bringhurst applauded the essay as "Membership of the church is rare audio recordings,- photographs and artifacts, illuminating Dr. Turner's held on Tuesday, December 24th at 7p.m. The public is extended a warm the most comprehensive statement now far more non-white than white foundational work in the 1 930s establishing that people of African heritage, welcome to share with Saint Paul AME to celebrate the Savior's birth. Saint on the priesthood ban ever issued by ... it kind of makes sense" that the despite slavery, had retained and passed on their cultural identity through Paul AME Church is located at 6910 New Kings Road. The Rev. Dr. church leaders. Still Bringhurst, a issue would be addressed, said words, music and story in the Gullab/Geechee community in South Marvin C. Zanders, II is the pastor. For more information call the church retired professor of history and Harwell, adding that his remarks are
Carolina and Georgia. For more details call 632-5555 or visit www.ritz- office at 764-2755 or visit or email author of multiple books on the ban, not made on behalf of Genesis. chreed 1 said it should be viewed with skep- "You can't just bring in people of

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must be received in the Free Press offices no later than Monday, at 5 think it's adequate enough," said it and it kills a whole lot of stuff St. Thomas Christian University, 103 Century 21 Drive is offering bible p.m. of the week you want it to run. Information received prior to the Bringhurst said in a telephone inter- with the past. Now we can get on to college scholarships to senior citizens 50 years old or older. For more event date will be printed on a space available basis until the date. Fax view from his home in Visalia, building a better church." details call 389-5592, ext 303 or visit e-mail to 765-3803 or e-mail to California. "They are going to have

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7 Foods You Never Want to EatA&ZNKtd

There will always be those fattening foods that are easy to make, easy to get, and easy to crave. You hatr civt st~ ttps -for toocaj& woVavu of caoLor
think OK, I know this is bad but it can't be that bad!" Think again. Here are the top seven foods you 1 utD arTp
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the smell of a Foods cooked in highly heated Most kids' cere- J' Y ed to do something special. my true love gave to me: A trim.
SKrispy Kreme oils (most notably partially hydro- als are so highly You've heard the Carroll the That's right less can create more.
doughnut, which genated oil) have been known to processed they no Twelve Days of Christmas, well Trimming those split ends can
is why I never cause cancer, weight gain and other longer look like i here are Dyrinda's must have 12 help your hair grow. Most people
step foot in the serious health risks if ingested reg- the grains they hair care tips. Enjoy. can get away with trimming
store. Doughnuts are fried chock- ularly. One Extra Crispy Chicken were originally On the Twelfth day of about a half inch to an inch every
full of sugar and white flour and Breast fr-om KFC has around 420 made from. A Christmas my true love gave to four to six months. If you are
loads of trans fat. calories and eight grams of saturat- healthy alternative me: Moisturizer. It is so impor- using a lot of heat on your hair
According to Krispy Kreme's ed fat. So unless you want to super is oatmeal. University of Hawaii found that tant to keep hair of African ances- you may have to trim more often.
Web site, an average 3.5 oz. sugar size yourself, it's best to make a Although, if you are buying pre- sodium nitrite can act as "a precur- try moisturized. I can't stress that On the sixth day of Christmnas doughnut weighs in with about 400 clean break with fried foods. packaged oatmeal make sure to sr t ihy crioei nuh tcnhl rvn ytu oegv om:Go
calories and contains few othei check .the label and see how much nitrosamines -- potent cancer-caus- breakage and give you a nice hair care appliances .., or shall I
nutiens bsids ft. hee sgar suar t cntins yo miht e sr-ing chemicals that accelerate the healthy sheen to your hair. There say appliances that are at the right
treats may satisfy your craving but prised. fomto n rwho acr are plenty of oils and creams on setting. Again be careful, excesit won't satisfy your hunger as most cellsthroungho th o. Sonelr the market so pick the best one sive heat is not good for your hair,
of the calories come from fat.clstruhtteboy"Seim
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tributes to blood sugar 'swings' oi 7. Canned Soup. Sometimes my true love gave to me: A On the fifth day of Christmas my
tionist Susan Burke. '/4cnbveydcingYomut suffer through embarrassing dan- ditioner. A few of my favorites
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the unealhy!Thse id-arkt-trans fats, sodium and artificial Then apply natural oils such as
ed lunches are loaded with saturat- pervtesucasMGJstoe tea tree and rosemary directly On the fourth day of Christmas
ed fat and sodium. They usually serving (which is roughly one cup) onto your scalp. Let that sit for a my true love gave to me: A relaxcontain highly processed meats and "A little sugar isn't a problem but ca aeams ,0 ilgas few minutes then rinse with your er. Again you need to seek profescheeses, white flour crackers and when the first ingredient on the box osatAlsercerofous favorite dandruff shampoo. If sional help on this one. The last
sugary treats. Lunchables get two- is sugar, then watch out," she said. th at. Are cemsedt cl a n besop your problem persists you can thing you want is for your hair to
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Page 8 Ms. Perry's Free Press December 19-26, 2013

Ritz Exhibit Chronicles Bishop HS to be Renamed After Decades
of KKK Founder as it's Namesake.
In a unanimous (7-0) vote
M e issick's 47 Years of Pastoring tehiwek, thinaecual Coutny
rehwe, durin aDsecal meetn
School Board approved a name
change for Nathan Bedford
Forrest High School. The 54-yearold school long mired in controversy surrounding its name will
have a new name when the school
year begins in August 2014. As a
result of the action,
Superintendent Vitti will re- ~ engage stakeholders to share their
thoughts on the new name, before
making a recommendation to the
Board at its January 7th meeting.
"It is clear that the Nathan B.
The interactive exhbit includes a variety Of Bethel's hard working staffers were onhand includ- The next generation of McKissick's witness- Forrest name represents disparate artifacts from Pastoral robes and photos to ing Tiffany Tisdale, Zella Richardson, the ing the opening included Joshua, Bishop views that have led to a cloud of Nathan B. Forest
Bibles and personal effects. R.Silver photos McKissicks and Gloria McConnel. Rudolph McKissick, Jr. and Janai. divisiveness that we have had an Forrest name. Following the
opportunity to address and board's acceptance of Dr. Hall's remove today," said Dr. Vitti. -I recommendation on November am convinced that my recommen- 8th, the superintendent and his dation and the board's 'decision team conducted stakeholder will move Jacksonville and the engagement meetings throughout school district forward and allow the month of December for stuus to focus on what matters most dents, faculty, parents, school
-student achievement." advisory council members, com~ VIn 1971, Forrest High became munity, and alumni, as required
integrated following a federal dis- by board policy. Surveys were trict court order that increased disseminated during these meetdiversity in all schools. based on mngs, capturing the responses of

Delores Gardner James and longtime Estelle McKissick reminisces Former Ritz CEO Carol Alexander traveled gerahc tennezos. erl1,0saeodrsRsus
chuch rcivit amila hopso wileviein th ehibt.from Washington D.C. for the opening. Today, over 1300 students cur- are as follows: Faculty of the
Continued from front Marriage Ministry for over thirty-four years, Church Fellowship. Belc poaton wta62pret1esuptofnmes chne5 per-ei
partner, Bethel's First Lady Mrs. Estelle which is a testament to his elevation to Bishop of The exhibition can be viewed during regular "Wec reogainiz thator wecnotcn a n; cmngty 52 ofeth McKissick, they have conducted a viable Marriage and Family in the Full Gospel Baptist museum hours through January 17, 2014. and arecnot en toa ea nt- 3repnnt,2prcent are in;Cmmnt -o h
ad Dr Cot knstoane s o all, sptofnme chne2 5 per-ei Clara White Mission and Partners Delivers a December to Remember to Local Families ry,"si~.CntneS al upr fanm hne 5pr
Duval County School Board cent are not; Alumni of the 339 Radio tation. V101.5/93.3, The Attorney, Charles Gillette, with the member, District V. "For too long respondents, 6 percent are in supCharlie Gillette Jr. Law Firm, the Charles Gillette Law Firm present- and too many, this name has rep- port of a name change; 94 percent
Clara White Mission and over 300 ing a surprise gift of $500 for each resented the opposite of unity, are not; School Advisory Council
local Greek sororities and fraternity family. There wasn't a dry eye in respect, and equality all that we of the 11 respondents, 64 permembers, together hosted the 18th the room, nothing but excitement expect in Duval schools; our cent are in support of a name
annual December to Remember and joy! Board has and is guided by a set change; 36 percent are not; PTA
Christmas Party, dedicated to lifting This year over 50 applications of core values that promote equal of the 4 respondents, 75 percent
the spirits of 5 deserving families were submitted by local, schools, opportunity, honors differences, are in support of the name change;
last weekend at the Riverside North community organizations to the and values diversity." 25 percent are not; Students -o
Special Event Hall. Clara White Mission for considera- ThIua onySho the 1,035 respondents, 64 percent
The families arrived to the facil- tion. Five deserving families were Board began the Forrest renaming are in support of a name change;
ity in grand style by limo and selected and their heart felt stories process in early November, fol- 36 percent are not.
entered the Christmas decorated were read and shared with radio lis- lowing a month-long assessment For more information about the
festive hall filled with, music, dec- teners for two weeks. Board member Hall conducted to renaming process, please visit
oraion an thir ersnalSana T lern oreabot te Caradetermine the community's senti- Duval County Public Schools'
Claus. Their stories were shared White Mission and its programs, Shown above with their Gillette Law Firm sponsors are (L-R) mnsadratost h ain e iea
with the crowded audience and' visit www Lis Gile th Ant Smit FIl an hre ilter ally-growing debate about the'

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Page 9 -Mrs. Perry's Free Press December 19-26, 2013

MoreThana Prtty Face: Selita Ebanks.

Talks Reality TV, Nick Cannon and Kickstarter

by Tonya Pendleton, BAW
$ It can't be easy being a Victoria's
Secret model. You have to keep
your body right as you're walking
around in lingerie. You must get
I. cold in public with just a bra and
panties on, not to mention the high
heels or thigh-high boots you must
__ stroll in as though they are sneakers. Fortunately, model Selita
4 A Ebanks does all these things with
ease, making her one of VS's top
t Black models for almost a decade.
The Cayman Islands born Ebanks
has moved into acting in the last
few years, appearing on How I Met
Your Mother, Celebrity Apprentice,
South Beach and recently on The 7
Female comedians at the audition. Real Husbands of Hollywood with >'>
former fiance Nick Cannon, now
SNL to Add Black Female married to Mariah Carey.
Ebanks says working with
Cannon was no problem. "It wasn't
to Cast by January
awkward for me at all," she told the
by the Hollywood Reporter ans this year, all of them were Tom Joyner Morning Show. "It was
"Itfs not like it's not a priority for white, with the exception of Noel almost ten years ago. I'm a grown us," Lome Michaels said in early Wells, who is of Hispanic-Tunisian woman now, you were young and November in response to wide- decent. Of the 16 castmembers cur- you made crazy decisions. It was
spread criticism that the new cast of rently on the show, Kenan great. I really look up to Nick and after being booted from the show in my opinion. If I went back on there script just here and there. But I love Saturday Night Live lacked minori- Thompson and Jay Pharoah are the admire his hard work and business Week Five in 20 10. I wouldn't be as sweet. I went on that. I love transforming and just
ty faces -- and more specifically the only African-Americans, while decisions." Ebanks said she'd love "I want to go back on that show. there with a mission to raise money being someone else. It's almost
inclsio ofan frian-Aerian asi Perad s Ianin-Aerian. to go back on Celebrity Apprentice I'm a little bit more of a hard-ass for my charity and that's what I did. therapeutic."
inlomno nArcnAeia ai erdi rna-mrcn these days. I'm not afraid to voice I wasn't interested in all the reality If you think Real Husbands is
No it Fok ras TVuhMches1 hoopla and nonsense but if I scripted, well, it is, but they go off
Now saigtru oo as thogh Mihal lIea H a S F irs B o O ff ic B o m b had an opportunity to go back on it script a LOT, Ebanks says.
The show recently held two show- IsMdafnlyDA, I wouldn't allow those women "I knew my lines and everyone
Iss Madeaon finallyin DntAel ers to throw me under the bus in the else's lines but then I got to set...,"
cas adiios onistngenirlyof After Tyler Perry hinted According to Box Office boardroom. That wouldn't happen she laughs. "I was confused. I was
Afia-Aeianwmn ih that his most famous creation Guru, "the audience for the today." like 'Are we rehearsing?'
intentions on adding one African- might "die a quick death," his LinsIt release was 67 per- Ebnswhis3,(etus31 vryoy adoexlntom
Aeia woa totecsas latest entry in the popular cent female and 63 percent 25 in February) which is old age for that this is comedy.You just have to
soon as this January. seiso1oede1ne-er p"ms
The auditions are the first in the formed at the box office.Reiwfothfimwrpa-mdlsytatcinhs goihi. cudtkelluu f
showto ocu exlusvel on Maea hritma opnedticularly harsh. The Washington started modeling in her late teens to working with that amazing set of
shoito foculs, exclusiely ton with just $16 million this Post called it "an insensitive, after being discovered at Great actors. Even an improv class could
minroriy feaesos an ahppart of weekend, which is well unfunny cringer" and Variety Adventure theme p .ark in New not prepare you."
aproauctivet reponef o the arret ofa below his previous Madea called the film "an exceptional- Jersey. She's done hosting as well, Ebanks is also hosting Celebrity
poduces tochpre lctited currently films, which all opened north ly poor piece of holiday cash-in but acting is what she has grown to Grounds, a show she describes as a
sole 39 muchubliciewiersitby of $20 million. product." But Perry's films love. While there are probably still combination of Cribs and Extreme
probsl -wich a ske nwedcb Granted, competition was have typically proven to be crit- some VS ads in her future, she Home Makeover. She's doing a
gstL ite y in asthino wic fierce. Penry's latest opened ~. ic-proof at the box office. wants to evolve into an actress. Kickstarter campaign for the show,
rngue wasin evroefo paanttedbto h Only time will tell if movie "Hosting is actually way harder. I set to air on NBC. Ebanks and her
runcragged playin evon ro latest Hobbit film, which fans have soured on the prolific don't know how you guys do it, partners have a distribution deal in
Mioche. bm oOrht made a whopping $74 mnil- with several of his recent releases filmmaker. His next release, interviewing and trying to get into a place, but she wants to own the
Beoe ddsi.ewcmei lion. but the film did receive an A- Single Girls Club, is due out in person's head. It's very hard. Just show.
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