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to Give up His Nobel Peace Prize
Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are locked in yet another legal battle, this I Jsl B i
time over the civil rights icon's Nobel Peace Prize and his personal Bible.
The complaint against Bernice King was filed last week in Fulton County
Superior Court in Atlanta by her father's estate, which is controlled by her
brothers, Martin Luther King II and Dexter King. Bernice King said in a
released statement that her brothers want to sell the Bible and medal to a pri-
vate buyer and that she opposes that. *
It is the latest in a string of legal battles between the siblings. .1P.
King's heirs agreed in 1995 to sign over their rights to many items they
inherited from their father to the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. Inc., the
complaint says. Bernice King has repeatedly acknowledged the validity of
that agreement, but has refused to turn over her father's "traveling" Bible
and Nobel Peace Prize medal, the complaint says.
The King estate is already embroiled in a separate ongoing legal battle
with the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where
Bernice King is the CEO. The estate on Aug. 28 the 50th anniversary the
"I Have a Dream" speech filed a complaint asking a judge to stop the e
King Center from using Martin Luther King Jr.'s image, likeness and mem-
orabilia The complaint said materials licensed to the King Center by the
estate weren't being properly cared for
GOP Legislator: I'm No Racist, My Symposium Focuses on
Black Friends Taught Me To BBQ Restoring Hope, Healing
As reported by the Colorado Statesman, Black and Latino Democrats are H istory
working on legislation to address various economic disparities between and H istory of B lack M ales
White Coloradans and those of color. Besides merely wanting to do the right
thing, these Democrats are mobilizing their efforts in the wake of insensi-
tive comments made by their Republican clleagues in the state legislature.
This includes Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, who last August argued
the problem in poor health rates among minority communities is rooted in
their love of chicken barbecued chicken in particular.
Marble argued: "When you look at life expectancy, there are problems in
the black race: sickle-cell anemia is something that comes up, diabetes is
something that prevalent in the genetic makeup and youjust can't help it...
Although I've got to say, I've never had better barbecue and better chicken
and ate better in my life than when you go down south and you I mean
love it and everybody loves it. The Mexican diet in Mexico with all of the
fresh vegetables. And you go down there and they're much thinner than
when they come up here... they change their diet."
George Zimmerman Will Participate
in a Celebrity Boxing Match
The man acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin will be par-
ticipating in a celebrity boxing match in March. George Zimmerman says
he just needs an opponent to join him for the match, a portion of whose pro-
ceeds are to be donated to charity. Shown above are program participants Dr. Cynthia Griffin, Dr.
George Zimmerman says that he'd like to have his boxing match with Shown (L-R) Raymond Johnson, 15 (Bridge to Success program, Helen D. Jackson and 2013 Miss Universal Teen Miss Ebonee Norfus.
Kanye West because of his history of attacking "defenseless people," age 15), Symposium Keynote Speaker Dr. Darius D. Prier and Ky- W omen "Go Red" for Heart Health
according to tmz.com. Man White, 15 (DuPont Middle School).
If West accepts the challenge, the fight's promotors said they will hold the The 6th Urban Education Symposium brought together speakers, com- Luncheon Educates and Inspires
fight in Los Angeles, where Kanye West lives. Last month, Kanye West munity leaders and students to discuss race, imaging, manhood, ethical
allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old male in the waiing room of a Beverly dilemmas, standing together and moving forward as it relates to Black Over 200 women dressed in red Cultural Foundation. The luncheon
Hills chiropractor's office males. The symposium engaged participants in a broad spectrum of the attended the annual "Heart of a was held last weekend at the WJCT
Jacksonville community concerned about the challenges impacting school Woman" Red Luncheon Affair, Public Broadcasting Studios. The
performance and overall achievement of Black males in our city. In 2009, sponsored by the Women of Color moderator continued on page 7
Shirley Chisholm's Black more than 500 citizens gathered to frame Continued on page 3
Heritage Stamp Unveiled Ladies of Diva Nation Celebrate Third Anniversary
Just in time for Black History Month, on Friday,
Jan. 31, the U.S. Postal Service honors legendary 1 -- I The Ladies of DivaNation of the
New York congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with ,Red Hat society celebrated their
the issuance of a new Forever Stamp. Chisholm 3rd Anniversary last weekend with
becomes the 37th honoree in the Postal Service's an elegant luncheon at the
popular Black Heritage stamp series. She joins aDeerwood Country Club. Queen
Harriet Tubman, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian Anderson, Diva Norma White opened the pro-
Barbara Jordan, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pault gram with SeN or Citizens Food for
Robeson, John Johnson, Althea Gibson and several other historical figures. Thought followed by the Red
Chisholm was the first African American woman elected to Congress. In Hatters Pledge.
1972, she ran for president, becoming the first African American to seek the Divas Cathy Mobley and Bettye
nomination of a major political party. ..Lang celebrated birthdays and were
feted with a birthday poem in addi-
Supporters Start Trust To Help Ex- tion to a gift card. The traditional
birthday song was sung by the
Detroit M ayor Finance Legal Efforts group on their 21 Kazoo the offi-
cial musical instrument of the Red
Though ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 20 a scit
years in the slammer for extortion, bribery, conspiracy and other crimes dur- Hat Society.
ing his years in office, he still has an active group of supporters who feel he chaired by celebrated storyteller
has been railroaded by the system. a yeeT as sre
In an effort to help the former superstar politico fight his federal convic- Diva Yvette Thomas, who shared
tion, a trust has been set up to finance his legal defense efforts. The two entertaining stories. She then
"Freedom and Justice Trust" at www.freedomjusticetrust.com, chaired by engaged members in different
his mother, former U.S. congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, aims : dance routines. The program ended
to "raise money to free Kwame Kilpatrick from prison, and support efforts with a mimosa toast to three good
to realize justice in his legal fight." Many believe that Cheeks Kilpatrick years of "doing what we want to
do" followed by a seafood lunch.
lost her congressional seat, in part, because of her support of her son.
To commemorate the season, each
Kilpatrick, who was ordered to pay $4.6 million for a series of crooked T cm oa the se n
deals he allegedly pushed through while he was mayor, has always denied Diva was given a door prize donat-
wrongdoing forthe dozens ofcrimes ofwhich he has been accused and con- Pictured above are Divas seated L-R: Diva Bettye Lang, Queen Norma White, Vice Queen Bertha ed by Diva Bettye Lang selected
victed. Padgett and Cathy Mobley. Standing: Divas Bettie Hudson, Sarah Roberts, Mary Madison, Yvette Thomas, from a table custom decorated by
Jimmie Harper, Betty Howard, Gloria Reid, Sandra Milton, Erma Thompson and Anest McCarthy. Vice Queen Diva Bertha Padgett.
Page 2 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 6-12, 2014
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February 6-12, 2014 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 3
Community Unites to Reclaim the Lives of Black Youth
Students Dana Adams, Ramiya Thomas, Thomas Ross
and Teach for America Executive Director Crystal Edward Waters Black Male Explorers Representatives Career Coach Michelle Willis, Student Angela Atty Octavious Holiday, Jr. and
Roundtree Clinton Horvath and Theotis White-Hampton Putnel and Career Coach Dave Buchansingh Pastor Marquise Hardrick
OFJA IL "U .
James Murphy, Dr. Brent Sears, 100 Black Men Mentors Charles Griggs, Empowering Resources Inc. Duval County School Superintendent Dr. Nikolai
Antoine Mickle and Ronnie King Anthony Robinson and Melvin Wooden Director Elexia Coleman-Moss and Jakey Moss Vitti, Mayor Alvin Brown and Taurean Sinclair
continued from front the Department of Educational and they were paying attention to tinue promoting the theme laborations to help serve the needs forming at higher levels previously
to frame an action plan of 12 ini- Foundations and Leadership, what I was saying and asking ques- "Reclaiming Young Black Males of the African American communi- have also improved at about the
tiatives to address the alarming School of Education at Duquesne tions. What you have to do is use for Jacksonville's future" and each ty. This year's symposium explored same pace.
graduation crisis for young Black University. Dr. Prier has decades of universal language and culture to year focus on shaping results of the those partnerships and discussed Mayor Alvin Brown presented the
males. This year's 2014 experience in building leverage and give the students real scenarios that education, graduation rate, reading their impact. This means that opening remarks. Other local
Symposium focused on the priority capacity between education, urban are happening on the streets and in and mathematic achievements of despite significant progress, such as speakers and their agenda included
of engaging the faith-based com- public schools, and community- everyday life." says Prier. "As edu- African American males. The over- an increase of nearly 15 points in Dr. John Guns of Operation Save
munity with programs for parents based settings for underrepresented cators, we are caught up in provid- all graduation rate in Duval County the graduation rate for African our Sons, "Spiritual and
and youth in order to develop a students of color. His methodology ing an education for the student and has increased 19 percentage points American males statewide, unac- Psychosocial Dimensions," Pastor
church based and church-led initia- utilizes the culture of hip-hop and not the experiences of real life that in the past six years reaching 72.1% ceptable achievement gaps still Reginald Gundy, Nehemiah Family
tives centered on holistic ministry black popular culture more broadly, the student can relate to. Many of for all students. The graduation rate remain. African American males Life Center, "Family Dimensions,"
for African American males and to communicate critical life lessons the adults were afraid that they for African American students in have made significant strides in Pastor Mark Griffin and DCPS
their families, about identify, culture, youth would disrupt my forum and they Duval County in 2013 was 66%, measures such as graduation rate superintendent Nikolai Vitti who
This year's Keynote Speaker was empowerment, and social justice. were surprised that the students while the graduation rate for White and academic performance com- selected the theme, "Education
author, speaker, professor and youth He is adamant the black male can were eager to learn and listen to my students was 77% that year. Across pared to where they were five years Dimensions". Symposium partici-
advocate Darius D. Prier, Ph.D. Dr. be inspired to be better citizens. story." the country and in Jacksonville, ago. However, over the same time, pants also enjoyed a catered lunch
Prier is the Assistant Professor in "I had a class of 100 male students The Symposium's goal is to con- faith organizations are forming col- other groups that were already per- and roundtable discussion.
Trailblazers in the Landscape
of J ac ks onville's B lac k His tory
was born in dent of two major universities
1876. She Spelman College and Bennett
was an College.
A fr i c an E.L. Weems (1901-1983)
American Prominent photographer E.L.
vocalist, edu- Weems specialized in photograph-
cator, admin- ing graduations, family groupings,
istrator and engagements, weddings and student
humanitarian. yearbook photos. Weems historical
SRaised by her contribution was using his own
adoptive, method of colorization before color
altruistic film was invented. Between 1929
mother, Clara and the mid 1950's Weems was the
E n g 1 i s h most prominent Black photogra-
The Afro American Life Insurance Company, found- W h i t e pher in Jacksonville. "Photos by
ed by A.L. Lewis was the first insurance company in the Eartha grad- Weems" was an award winning stu-
state, Black or white. The building still stands on the uated from dio documenting the history of
corner of Union and Ocean Streets and is now owned by Stanton High African American photography in
the AME Church. Sc h o o 1, Jacksonville.
Mary Singleton (1926-1980) worked with James W. Johnson (1871-1938)
The first African-American the Republican Party and worked Around the age of 30, James W.
woman to be elected to the feverishly with unwed mothers, Johnson had already written Lift
Jacksonville city council, a cancer children and was appointed to Ev'ry Voice and Sing, the song des-
survival and a pioneer in the Florida President Nixon's National Center ignated as the Negro national
State legislature, Mary Singleton for Voluntary Action. Eartha was anthem. James, a graduate of
was an "equality trailblazer" for influential in social causes and her Atlanta University, was a Harlem
blacks in Jacksonville. From her legacy lives today at the Clara renaissance contributor writing lit-
early days at the Boylan Haven White Mission, home to a erature, and advocating for civil
School, then as a graduate of renowned culinary, and janitorial rights for African Americans. He
Florida A&M University, Mary's school, veteran services and feed- served in several public capacities
community advocacy led her to her ing the homeless. over the next 35 years, working in
role as the first appointed A.L. Lewis (1865-1947) education, the diplomatic corps,
Supervisor of Elections. Mary's Abraham Lincoln Lewis, African civil rights activism, literature,
efforts are still celebrated today as American businessman and mem- poetry, and music. In 1904 Johnson
she was a woman of valor and ber of the African American went on Theodore Roosevelt's pres-
stature. Methodist church that founded the idential Campaign receiving an
Earl Johnson was a renowned Company in Jacksonville, Florida, Puerto Cabello, Venezuela then
civil rights leader in Jacksonville's and in 1901 became the state's first Nicaragua from 1909-1913.
city government. Earl's accom- African American millionaire and .Ken Knight (1909 1973)
plishments included filing the land- owner of the National Register-list- Ken Knight was a pioneer
mark segregation lawsuit against ed community of American Beach, African American black broadcast-
Duval county school board on founded as a prestigious vacation er, television personality and pro-
behalf of the NAACP. Earl was also spot for blacks during the period of ducer. Self-trained as an announcer, sa v e th e fee!
the first black elected to racial segregation. African Ken was the first program director
Jacksonville's City council, and American celebrities, families, and assistant manager of an all
was the first black elected to mem- churches and children from around white radio station in the South.
bership in the Jacksonville Bar the surrounding counties flocked to Ken Knight was the host of the
Association. Earl's career expanded American Beach. A.L. Lewis's WJXT television show, the "Ken
over a decade and was known as the family connection was heralded by Knight Show" which featured
first man black man that could his great-granddaughters MaVynee African American entertainers and
become Mayor of Jacksonville. Betsch, known for educating the achievers. Ken's radio nickname
public on their family history and was "Knight Train." Ken's broad [
Eartha White ( 1876 1974) her efforts to preserve American success help him to initiate training
Eartha Mary Magdalene White Beach and Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, programs for African American | I i [
the first woman to serve as presi- careers in broadcasting.
Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 6-12, 2014
s on le ie-A A D b R R Should Not Unionize
hy Lity By Harry C. Alford
Let's Make Healt Living a Pri rit in 2014 There is a movement afootto unionize college sports. The unionizing of
sports would result in college athletes being paid for their participation.
OK, January is over, and how over spilled milk just put a plan I mentioned our Internet era chil- So we turn to those quick hit The United Steelworkers Union for some strange reason is the union
many of us have stuck to our New together and follow it. dren, but childhood obesity has diets like low-carbs and they work financing this effort (legal fees, publicity, consultants, etc.). They are
Years weight loss resolutions? In fact, the statistics are scary. become a major issue throughout in the short term if you stick to proud to win over their first institution, Northwestern University.
At some point we all look in the Most Americans are overweight. American culture, them, but typically in the long term This is an extreme approach. There is an assumption that athletes
mirror and after being utterly dis- According to NetWellness up to The issue is particularly trou- they do not. So most experts sug- receive nothing for their athletic efforts. The fact is they do by way of
gusted or confused (how did this 66 percent the US population is bling because the extra pounds gest a life change versus investing valuable scholarships. These scholarships will lead them to a valuable
happen) we commit to ourselves overweight or obese. And when it often start our youth on a path to major dollars into fad diets. education. Booker T. Washington once stated, "You cannot be free with-
that we are going to loose weight. I comes to black folk we are defi- health problems that were once That's where the patience and out an education." That is so true, even more so today.
think that I have one of those nitely a "big-boned" race of people. only found in adults like diabetes, consistency comes in. Low fat eat- I know quite a bit about athletic scholarships. I received one to the
moments about once a month. Approximately 60 percent of high blood pressure, and high cho- ing habits and regular physical University of Wisconsin as an inside linebacker. My wife, Kay, and I guid-
But this time I am serious. African American men are over- lesterol. activity not only aid in weight ed our two sons as they received scholarship offers from dozens of schools
Hmmm... I guess I was serious the weight, and the number is much So that's essentially the issue at reduction, but can also reduce the for their excellence in Lacrosse.. Our twins settled on the University of
last couple dozen times I started a higher for black women 78 per- hand. We are a nation of mostly risk of diseases like diabetes, high Maryland. It is so reassuring that if you pass your curriculum, you will
diet. Nevertheless, it is a new day. cent. over weight people and an African blood pressure, heart failure, etc. become a college graduate. The National Collegiate Athletic Association
One of my 2014 resolutions is to According to the U.S. American race of really overweight Experts say that by reducing your (NCAA) sets the standards for athletic scholarships. Athletes are given an
also promote healthier living in our Department of Health and Human folks. Again, some of it is cultural, weight by just 5-10 percent may extra year of education, if needed, for graduation, There is an injury clause
community. So am I not just talking Services Office of Minority but blacks still have to get more reduce the risk of the diseases I just in the scholarship that is assurance if you are seriously injured and cannot
about loosing weight, but focusing Health, "African American women focused on our health. mentioned. play any longer, the scholarship remains in force.
on the promotion of healthy eating, have the highest rates of being And that's why I have a renewed Not only would your health be Besides tuition, a recipient has room and board, books, tutoring, med-
eliminating health disparities and overweight or obese compared to energy regarding healthier living better, but your pocket book would ical insurance and free meals.. Some conferences offer free meals when-
education, other groups in the U.S. About four again! But for real this time feel better as well. Less doctor vis- ever school is in session. Our boys both had surgery during their four
Yes, I know that it's easier said out of five black women are over- again! its and medication means more years in college and it was fully paid for per the terms of their scholarships.
than done. Most of you reading this weight or obese." I hit you with the reality of the money in your pocket. You see, the advantages of an athletic scholarship have significant value.
article or shall I call it a "confes- Wow. That is an amazing statis- obesity issue, but there is some And black folk, we don't have to It's great getting your college degree without you or your parents burdened
sion" have been there before as tic. Us black men love us some light at the end of the tunnel. By necessarily give up our Soul Food, with financing it. Most Black athletes would not get.a college education
well. "full figured" gals, but black eating a more nutritious, low fat but we may have to change some if it weren't for the scholarships. That was certainly true in my case.
It's amazing how old folks and women have to focus more on their diet and scheduling some regular recipes. Soul foods traditionally The two most popular sports are football and basketball. The revenue
children can be brutally honest with health. Heart disease is the number exercise into your daily routine you depend on fat, sugar and sodium produced from stadium gates and radio/television coverage is significant.
you? If you look fat, then Auntie one cause of death for black can loose weight and improve your for their flavor. So significant that the profits are used to fund other sports, facilities
Mary is going to tell you that you women at 25.5 percent. health. If we use more herbs and spices, upkeep, etc. Plus, winning teams excite alumni and that encourages them
look fat. Your young son or daugh- And no, I am not just singling And not to confuse anyone, I am sugar substitutes and smoked meats to support their alma mater through donations and that results in more
ter may say daddy your stomach out African American women; we certainly not the picture of health or versus our traditional seasoning we money for the institution. I am a lifetime alumni member of the University
sure is big. all tend to eat more and are less a weigh-loss guru, but it doesn't could really live healthier lives. Wisconsin and have contributed to my alma mater on other special occa-
Grandmothers are a little more active than their ancestors espe- take an expert to know that by So now I must practice what I sions. It's like family to me and millions of other alumni.
tactful at times mine might say cially our children. The age of reducing your calorie intake, eating just preached. Remember the College coaches often get flack because of their high salaries. But they
something like, I see that you've cable TV, the Internet and video healthier and exercising you can recipe is simple reduced fat certainly aren't over paid. The market dictates their salaries. Pay them too
been eating well. Thanks Grandma games have been major contribut- loose weight. diet/lower calories and consistent little and they will be recruited by a rival school or professional sports.
for the observation, ing factors. But our children are I don't need Dr. Atkins, Weight exercise will equal weight loss and They make all the good things about sports happen. If they don't, they will
But hey, sometimes that's what often a reflection of us. Watchers or Jenny Craig to tell me good health, be summarily fired. Schools with great athletic traditions are economical-
we need. We need to see ourselves "In'addition, 28.8 percent of men that. We all have the same issue Signing off from the Duval ly sound. It is a system that helps make America great. Truly college
in a photo or through someone and 50.8 percent of African when it comes to dieting a lack of County Health Department, sports are the foundation of our culture.
else's eyes before we realize that American women are considered patience and consistency. We want Reggie Fullwood. Now, what if our colleges were to unionize and start paying our students
we have gained weight. So what do obese," according to additional quick results and if we don't get cash instead of the benefits above? First, if they did, the students would
you do about it? No use in crying Netwellness data. them we really get frustrated. be taxed by the federal government, state and local governments plus
Social Security. They would also be hit with union dues deducted from
Black America Stuck in a Reverse Robin Hood each pay check. In addition, they would be under Obamacare and that
lac k Am e S i could really hurt economically. Being employees of the schools would
s.lo glj'ect them to some amount oftuitigmj 4,nijhjusg nd flpher ben-
By James Clingman ity, and do unethical things to get prises two-thirds of our GDP? Slowdown spending;4increase sav- flts duld wither away or become additionagJ.mcome per te-RS. They
NNPA Columnist what they want. But I am certainly It's one thing to talk about ing. Use Black financial planners, wouldn'f be playing for the benefit If the school.
The role we play in our own eco- not suggesting we go that far. income and wealth disparities, but tax preparers, accountants, Players with poor seasons or those.who lack playing time would be fired.
nomic demise is mind-boggling. I am suggesting that we stop it's an entirely different thing to get lawyers, and yes, sports agents, It would become strictly business just like professional sports. Total rev-
First, our priorities are screwed up. being the fodder for our economic down to the business of doing start building a relationship with a enue schools now make from football and basketball will drop dramatical-
We place more emphasis on some system, at least not to extent we are something about it. We can, as Red bank, a Black bank if possible, and ly for most schools. Team spirit and the motivation of alumni would fade
of the most meaningless issues and now. I am suggesting that we take said in Shawshank Redemption, stop falling for those celebrity pre- away. A system that has evolved over the last 120 years would be no more
aspects of life. We use much of our ourselves more seriously and start "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'" paid debit card rip-offs. and that would have terrible consequences for our nation.
time talking about the TV house- playing to win. Aside from the and that begins by studying and I understand that some folks can- This scheme to turn our athletes into collective bargaining chips is just
wives, the preachers, the husbands, obvious problems for our children, learning how business is done in not get checking accounts, which another desperate attempt by the unions to create a new hustle for revenue.
the Grammys, the fashions, and this is also a problem for the coun- this country. Find out what your causes some of them to fall prey to Their pension funds are under-funded and their membership is dropping
yes, politics, and fail to do what it try. The rich save and the poor individual role is and what our col- high profile celebrities who year by year causing their coffers to become "slim pickings". The idea is
takes to really empower ourselves, spend, which heightens the impor- lective role is, and then change the endorse cards that charge usury just unrealistic and not viable at all. Our young men and women who par-
It is a case where the poorest in this tance of income inequality. If the paradigm, fees. But regardless of your situa- ticipate as college athletes are precious to our society. They will gain lead-
society are doing everything they vast majority of the money in the Stop buying so much stuff that tion, you should try to build a rela- ership skills and a rock strong work ethic that will contribute to our future
can to further enrich the affluent, system always finds its way to the others make; start buying more of tionship with a bank or credit and bring dividends to the strength of our great nation America the beau-
Of course, it is by design and top 1 percent, thereby, not very what we make. Stop complaining union, and stop paying outrageous tiful.
there has to be a willing and, as likely to be spent, then what hap- about others starting businesses in fees to spend your own money?
Amos Wilson said, "stupid" con- pens to consumption, which com- our neighborhoods; start our own. Continued on page 5
sumer class to maintain our capi-
talistic system. But this is not a
diatribe against rich people; as aam a ave
What I Wish Obama Would Have Said
matter of fact, I wish we had more
rich people rising from the ranks of By Bill Fletcher, Jr. dard of working people. This, by the way, is wealth into the hands of the people who cre- to say anything approximating FDR's words
the poor. Rather, I just want to NNPA Columnist not a disputable point. Study after study ate the wealth in the first place the people because there is little pressure on him to do
illustrate our participation in keep- I was pleased that President Obama spent demonstrates that unionized workers earn who work producing things, who keep this so.
ing ourselves in the very place we so much time on the matter of economic more in wages and benefits than do non- country running. So, once again, it is up to us to actually
complain about being. inequality and the need to raise the minimum union workers. There is also sufficient real- But the president should know this. Yet, write his script. And that means changing the
The affluent are piling up more wage in his State of the Union address, life experience to know that it was through year after year it is as if labor unions are an so-called facts on the ground, and creating
cash than they could spend in a Better late than never. But there was some- good-paying, unionized employment that afterthought, unless he is addressing a union enough mass pressure around economic
three lifetimes yet they never get thing that he did not address that I wish that workers were able to earn enough to buy audience. inequality; around workplace health and
distracted from their mission. he had taken up. Stated simply, if you want homes and send their children to college. There is a famous quote from President safety; around job discrimination; and rights
They do not succumb to being to overcome economic inequality and raise While I certainly support the president's Franklin Roosevelt, where he stated that were at work, that the president has no choice but
dumbed down by stupid, time- wages, you need labor unions. call for an increase in the minimum wage and he to go to work in a factory, the first thing to publicly stand with working people in
wasting TV shows of no-redeem- Yes, at one point the president did mention his appeal to employers to voluntarily ensure that he would do would be to join a labor insisting on their right and necessity to join or
ing-value. They are not swooning the term "labor leaders," but what has been that their employees are making at least union. I cannot imagine President Obama form unions if we are to turn things around.
over politics; they know it's noth- striking throughout most of his presidency is $10.10/hour, such a wage is clearly insuffi- saying something like that, as much as I Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a racial justice, labor and
ing but a game and another means that he is neither an advocate for labor unions cient. How many of us can live, these days, would like to hear it in one of his eloquent global justice activist and writer He is a Senior
for them to get even richer. Yes, nor one who figures out a way to slip in the on $10.10/hour ($21,008 a year)? No, the speeches. The bottom line, however, is that Scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies. He is
some of them are even willing to basic fact that labor unions are the single answer is that the economic inequality in this regardless of what he may think about the author of "They're Bankrupting Us" And
break the law, sacrifice their moral- most effective route to raising the living stan- country must be addressed by putting more unions, he certainly does not feel compelled Twenty Other Myths about Unions.
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Approaching Zero: Black Business and the State of Florida
by Daphne Taylor The required reports for 2012 and lawyer, says that a formal public because we don't know if Black- What are the current num- lawmakers, with Caucus president
Florida Courier 2013 have yet to be filed. records request has already been owned businesses are doing better bers? Rep. Alan Williams saying it would
In an effort to report on the Written request necessary submitted to OSD. or worse than under the previous Billed as the "jobs" governor, essentially be "fruitless." Scott said
amount of state goods and services An OSD official informed the "It's ridiculous that we even have administration which just hap- pledging 700,000 jobs in seven he was disappointed that Black
provided by Black businesses over Florida Courier that a formal public to spend time asking somebody for pens to be that of Charlie Crist, who years, Scott has had little known lawmakers decided against the
the past three Florida gubernatorial documents request, as outlined by this information," Cherry said. may be Scott's Democratic oppo- contact with Black business owners meeting.
administrations, the Florida Courier Florida Statutes, would be neces- "Florida usually sets the pace for nent. around the state. Despite having a How is Scott doing now when it
has learned that the current admin- sary to get a breakdown of business governmental transparency, and it's "We could easily compare what Black lieutenant governor, Jennifer comes to Black business? Until
istration has made it difficult to get activity that the agency previously not like this information isn't read- these two GOP administrations Carroll, Scott hasn't reached out to OSD responds to public records
those numbers since Scott took supplied for more than a decade as ily available. It's already gathered have done with regard to doing Black entrepreneurs to date., request, the information necessary
office in 2011. a matter of course, free of charge. by every state agency. business with Black entrepreneurs Earlier this month, a meeting to analyze the current administra-
Lumped together Florida Courier Publisher "We can't prove that Gov. Scott if we had complete information. I with the Florida Legislative Black tion isn't available at least not to
In the past, the information was Charles W. Cherry II, a practicing and his people are hiding anything wonder what we will find?" Caucus was called off by Black this newspaper.
readily available online through the
state's Office of Supplier Diversity
Under Florida law, the
Department of Management
Service is required to "record and
measure the use of certified minor-
ity business enterprises (MBEs) in
state contracting," according to
OSD's annual reports. JAC KS NVILLE
MBEs are designated as African-
American, Hispanic-American, TRANSPORTATION
Asian-American, or Native
American, and must be 51-percent A UTHO RITY
owned, managed, or controlled by
someone in one of these categories.
The state also added service-disn
The statealso added service-dis- The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will meet quarterly with
abled veteran-owned businesses as
anuch businesses can have a net Community Advisory Groups (CAG) to acquire feedback and recommendations
worth of not more than $5 million,
employ less than 200 full-time on how the JTA can improve transportation services for customers. Meetings
employees, or be recognized as cer-
tified by the federal government. will be held in seven conveniently located neighborhoods.
The info required annually by
law from every state agency informa n A e
includes total expenditure by indus- For more information contact Alice Tolbert Cannon,
try; dollar amount and percentage
of contracts awarded by the agency Director of Community Engagement at
or by its contractors; a statement
eand assess ment of 'ood m ith' (904) 632-5522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
efforts to increase minority con-
tracting; and a written MBE utiliza-
For years, it was easy to deter-
mine just how muchY oney: w 2014 Community Advisory Group Meetings
spent with Black businesses and
other minority groups as separate
entities. OSD's website lists annual
reports dating from 1999 (with the Greater Downtown Southwest
exception of an incomplete report
in 2001) that gives exact amounts FSCJ Advanced Technology Center FSCJ Kent Campus
broken out by four expense cate- 401 State St W Room T140 3939 Roosevelt Blvd Room E-112
gories: construction, architects and
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The information was then divid- 6pm 7:30pm
ed by type of majority ownership: January 16, 2014 March 20, 2014
Hispanic-American, Asian- April 10, 2014 June 19, 2014
American, Native American. July 17, 2014 September 18, 2014
Today, the minority groups are
lumped together, making it impos- October 16, 2014 December 11, 2014
sible to ascertain how much Scott's
administration has spent specifical-
ly with Black-owned businesses. Greater Arlington/Beaches Northwest
In addition, the 2011 report the
latest one on file- provides no sta- Regency Square Branch Library Legends Center
tistics on how much business each Community Room A 5130 Soutel Drive
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Those cards, backed by the likes of September 4, 2014
Russell Simmons, Magic Johnson,Regional December 4 2014
Lil' Wayne, just to name a few, Pablo reek ona Library e
only increase their affluence and Community Room B
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to work for you.
Finally, in his State of the Union 1078 Rogero Road April 24, 2014
message, the president said no one Jacksonville,
should to have to raise a family in 31, 2
poverty, and therefore we need to 6pm 7:30pm October 30, 2014
raise the minimum wage to $10.10.
Poverty level for a four-person November 13, 2014 (pending)
household is $23,850; at $10.10 per Clay County
hour and with one person working,
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Accounting for inflation and pro-
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higher, and unless it is tied to infla-
tion, with raises every year, "10- 6pm 7:30pm May 29, 2014 *
10" will go down in history as just February 6, 2014 July 22, 2014
another cute political phrase. February 6, 2014 July 22, 2014 *
Sure, we should raise wages for May 1, 2014 November 20, 2014
the lower tier of workers, but that
in and ofitselfwill not make a dent August 7, 2014 *Due to change in requests per facility and
in the "inequality gap" now being November 6, 2014 early voting, the dates have been changed.
discussed. As stated earlier, poor
people spend; rich people save.
Thus, the cycle continues.
Page 6 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 6-12, 2014
Soweto Gospel Choir in Concert 1,300 Celebrate Legacy of Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr.
The Soweto Gospel Choir will launch their 5th major North American
tour, Friday, February 7th, in Jacksonville Beach at St. Paul's by-the Sea by M. Oliver of the Baptist Ministers Conference
Episcopal Church, 465 11th Avenue N. The internationally renowned More than 1,300 people dozens of Jacksonville, and founder of the
vocal ensemble is performing in over 30 cities in concerts to reflect the of them recognized across the state Christian Mission Center, which
color and the vibrancy of their rainbow nation while honoring the life and and nation packed in to the Prime later became the Help Center and
legacy of Nelson Mandela. For more details visit www.sowetogospel- Osbom Convention Center, 1000 continues to serve on the Board of
choir.com or call 270-1771. Water St. Friday for an event long Directors.
Historic M ount Zion A.M .E. planned and anticipated. With Bishop McKissick, Sr. was also
ornate decor, draping, and red car- the recipient of the Bernard V.
Family & Friends Celebration pet, it had the look of a star-studded Gregory Servant Leader Award pre-
star tribute. Quite befitting for a sented by Volunteer Jacksonville,
The family of Historic Mount ZionAME Church requests your presence leader whose contributions have the OneJax Humanitarian Award,
at their Family and Friends Day Worship service, Sunday March 9th at made him a legend in the and a member of a missionary team
the 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. worship service. The theme is: "Standing togeth- Jacksonville community. selected to visit Turkey He is the
er in Christ." The event will include celebration through worship, music Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, organizer of the Jacksonville
and dance. Guest includes Meachum Clark and True Purpose, the Sr., th longest serving pastor of Coalition of African American
Restoration Dance group and much more! Come out and worship and Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Pastors and holds memberships in
bring a friend! The celebration will take place at Historic Mount Zion was honored by the Jacksonville numerous organizations including
A.M.E., Pastor Pearce Ewing, 201 East Beaver St. For more information community for his 47 years of pas- the NAACP, and Omega Psi Phi
call 355-9475. toral leadership that came to an end Fraternity. He is also a Bishop of
Naturopathic Herbalist Dr. Scott this past Sunday. At age 86, he Marriage and Family in the Full
retires as the longest serving pastor Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
W hitaker at M asjid El-Salam of Bethel, a state recognized institu- Bethel's longtime Pastor, Bishop McKissick, Sr. enjoys the last of his Prior to Friday's gala, McKissick
Join Dr. Scott Whitaker Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and tion that has served the Jacksonville retirement festivities with wife Estelle at the Hyatt Hotel. enjoyed a variety of church activi-
author with over 20 years experience in herbology, iridology, homeopa- community for 175 years. He is the leader, was unanimously chosen to Bethel's leader, McKissick has been ties and community honors includ-
thy, natural healing and detoxification. Hear Dr. Whitaker, Sunday, April first pastor in the church's history to lead Bethel, a church where he had a valuable contributor to the growth ing a dinner cruise with current and
27th at 1 p.m. at Masjid El-Salaam, 1625 North Pearl Street. For more retire. held membership since childhood of the city of Jacksonville. Bishop former members; fellowship with
information visit www.salaammasjid.com or call 359-0980. "I can only say thank you, thank and held numerous positions includ- McKissick, Sr. served on the first church ministry leaders and pastors;
you, thank you," said McKissick ing choral member, Director, Trustee Board of the University of a tribute concert by the Ritz
W omen Of Prayer and Sr.,, joined by his wife of more than Deacon, and more. North Florida and Boards of the Chamber Players, and an art exhibit
Purpose Prayer Breakfast 50 years Estelle McKissick. "We While recognized in the faith National Conference for displayed at the Ritz Theatre &
have felt the outpouring of love community for his spiritual guid- Community and Justice (OneJax), LaVilla Museum that profiled sig-
You are cordially invited to the Florida Central Second Ecclesiastical expressed by each of you tonight ance and leadership that have result- One Church One Child of Florida, nificant moments in the lives of
Jurisdiction Spring Conference Prayer Breakfast, Sponsored by the and throughout our journey. God ed in more than 50 men and women Edward Waters College, the both McKissick and the church.
Jurisdictional Deacon Wives, Wednesday, March 12th at Deerwood has indeed blessed us." joining ministry work, including his Jacksonville Urban League, and Bishop McKissick, Sr. will serve
Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive at 8:30 a.m. For more information In 1967, Rudolph McKissick, Sr. son Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. James Weldon Branch of the as Pastor Emeritus of Bethel Baptist
call Missionary Mattie Ferrell at 434-2195. a mailman and music ministry Co-pastor who will continue as Y.M.C.A. He is a former president Institutional Church.
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Schedule Released for Bob Hayes Track Meet
Time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Bob Thursday, March 13th at 6 p.m. is the Bob Hayes Hall
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464 Hayes-InvitationalTrack &'Field meet and the Hall of of Fame Banquet at Jacksonville Wyndham Hotel;
Fame Inductee Banquet Week. 1515 Prudential Dr. On Friday, March 14th at 11 a.m.
The Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet is the Bob Hayes Track and Field Developmental
S kl/originated from the late Robert "Bullet Bob" Hayes, a Clinic at 2 p.m. is the Bob Hayes Middle School Track
ee ly Services Jacksonville native, an Olympic gold medalist and and Field meet; both events will be held at W.M.
Dallas Cowboys receiver. The schedule begins with a Raines Earl Kitchings stadium. In the evening on
Sunday Morning Worship Midweek Services worship service on Sunday, March 9th at 10:55 a.m. at Friday, March 14th is the Officials, Coaches and VIPs
7:40 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. Wednesday Noon Service Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. On Monday, Cookout at the home of Jimmie Johnson, 4359 Homer
"Miracle at Midday" March 10th at 9 a.m. is the James (Coach) Day Rd. Rounding out the Bob Hayes 50th anniversary cel-
Church school 12 noon-1 p.m. Scholarship Golf Tournament at Eagle Landing Golf ebration is the Bob Hayes Invitation Track and Field
9:30 a.m. The Word from the Sons Club in Orange Park, Florida, in the evening at 6:30 Meet starting at 8 a.m. at W.M. Raines Earl Kitchings
Bible Study and Daughters of Bethel Bishop Rudolph p.m. is the Officials workshop and dinner at W.M. stadium. W.M. Raines High School and the W.M. Earl
Bishop Rudolph 6:30 p.m. 3rd Sunday 4:00 p.m McKissick, Jr. Raines High School Cafeteria. On Tuesday, March Kitchings stadium are located at 3663 Raines Ave.
McKissick, Sr. Senior Pastor 11th at 10 a.m is the Bob Hayes invitational press con- For more details, updates and tickets call 359-0550
Senior Pastor ference at W.M. Raines Earl Kitchings stadium. On or visit
Come share in Holy Communion on 1st Sunday at 7:40 and 10:40 a.m.
us LIVE on Greater Macedonia
the web visit
www.truth2powerministries.org Baptist Ch rch
Grace and Peace u
Seeking the lost for Christ Celebrating
Pastor Landon L. Williams, Sr.
Matthew 28:19 20 .
8:00 A.M. Early Morning Worship Sunday. February 9th
Spoken word by Bishop Virgil Jones
9:30 a.m Sunday Schol of Philippian Community Church.
11:00 a.m. Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7p.m. Prayer Service Sunday, February 16th
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30- 7p.m. Spoken word by Dr. John Guns
Mid-Week Worship 7p.m. of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.
Radio Weekly Broadcast WCGL 1360 AM
Sunday 2 PM 3 PM Each services starts at 4 p.m.
**FREE TUTORING FOR YOUTH IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE, The event is free and everyone is invited to attend!
Pastor Landon Williams HISTORY AND MATH EVERY TUESDAY 6:30 8 P.M. For more details call 764-9257 or visit www.gmbc.net.
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church,
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February 6-12, 2014 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 7
What Every Black
Woman Needs to Know
About Her Heart
SAlmost 400,000 women die of fatal than is the case in white
heart disease in the United States women. And premenopausal
Seach year, and a large percentage of women who have hypertension,
Sthem are black females. In fact, dis- which is more common in black
eases of the heart and circulation, women, have 10 times the heart
i which include heart attacks, str6ke, attack risk of those without high
M e heart failure, kidney disease, hyper- blood pressure.
tension, and diabetes, are responsi- The purpose of this article is to
ble for killing more black women put African American women on
than anything else in our society. notice that they are at great risk of
That includes cancer, although dying or being disabled by what we
women tend to be more afraid of call cardiovascular disease, or
Catherine Wright, Elouise Randall, Diana Jacobs and Mattie Taylor. Minister Hattie Martin, Minister Ruth Banks and Angela Spears. developing cancer than of getting CVD, and that they need to take
eds Go ed or eart ealth at Annu Lheart trouble. some precautionary steps to avoid
Hundreds Go Red for Heart Health at Annual Luncheon African American women are being affected by these problems.
especially affected by heart disease Over the past several years, we
continued from front U.S. Senator Bill Nelson spoke on the and have a regular check-up." in a negative manner. They have a have developed a knowledge base
- for this year's luncheon was Special Assistant "Affordable Care Act" and rounding out the The Women of Color Cultural Foundation was higher mortality or death rate than of information which allows us not
to the Mayor, Ms. Angela Spears. Also on the luncheon was key note speaker Dr. Trevor established in 2000 and has been a voice and white women and black men under only to look back and see what has
Dais was Dr. Vonna Milligan, founder of the Green, M.D. who spoke on the luncheons theme, force for change. The organization addresses the the age of 55 years. The mortality happened to so many black women
Elim Project, Mr. Ziyard Kirby, 2013 Mr. "Woman and Heart Disease." Helen Jackson, unmet needs of people of color. Signature events rate from coronary heart disease is who have been affected by these
Universal Teen and Miss Ebonne Norfus, 2013 President and CEO, Women of Color Cultural include the Adolescents Choosing Excellence 69% higher than for white women. disorders, but also to look ahead
Miss Universal Team. Other luncheon partici- Foundation, Inc. smiled, "the ladies came out to Program, Universal Teen ScholarshipProgram, In addition, the first heart attack and to project what will happen to
pants included Dr. Cynthia Griffin, PharmD, hear heart health news and stay up on the latest Tween USA program, Adolescents Choosing occurs at an earlier age in black our women if certain corrective and
speaking on "Heart Disease and Medication." technologies for women's healthcare. Every Excellence Youth Summit and the Health women and is more likely to be preventive actions are not taken.
Ms. Katherine Ross, Regional Director, Office of woman should take the time to go to the doctor Symposium for People of all Nations.
As Weed Prepares to Go on the Florida Ballot Learn About Medical Marijuana: Fact vs Fiction
Owners of the commercial estab- cal compounds in marijuana can asked her son's friend for weed. over-the-counter drugs. Only about researchers know as biphasic activ- In 1937, the federal government
lishments selling marijuana across produce hundreds or thousands of A few minutes before his treat- 10 to 20 percent of the dose ity. At low doses it has certain passed the Marijuana Tax Act to
Colorado say that they've already byproducts-many of which are ments, Dr. Grinspoon's son would becomes available for your body to effects, and at high doses it can prevent its recreational use. In the
generated a combined total of thought to be carcinogens. Research take a few puffs. use. That makes it unpredictable: have opposite effects. In fact, some- past 10 years, enforcing pot laws
roughly $5 million in sales since it suggests that marijuana smoke can "We never-for as long as he For some, the drug works great, body using it to get high with the has cost taxpayers more than $211
became legal for adults to purchase contain up to 70 percent more car- lived-had to deal with that awful while others see no benefit. right dose will be calm, have an million in the state of Washington
and use marijuana for recreational cinogenic materials than tobacco experience of seeing what he went Which leaves a clear challenge appetite, see medical benefits, etc. alone, according to recent research
reasons on January 1, 2014. The smoke. While many researchers through again," he says. for researchers: Create a THC But, take in too much THC, and a by the American Civil Liberties
main reason shoppers give for buy- think that-logically-marijuana This is one reason why the FDA delivery method that leads to better person can become irritable, even Union of Washington State.
ing it: "medical reasons." smoke should cause lung cancer, approved Marinol-a low-dosage absorption while reducing its psy- psychotic.
But what really is medical mari- studies remain inconclusive. formulation of synthetic THC that choactive effect. A patch is being
juana? In 1970, the government classi- comes in capsule form. The drug is developed that would be applied IOiri i
History fled marijuana as a Schedule I used to stimulate appetite in HIV- above your gum line and deliver
The marijuana plant is made up drug-alongside heroin and LSD- positive patients and control the THC in a way that circumvents
of more than 500 chemical com- as a substance with high abuse nausea and vomiting that's associat- Marinol's absorption problems. If D riv ers: $5,000
pounds. Many of these compounds potential and no accepted medical ed with chemotherapy. Many approved, the product could be
are cannabinoids, which bind to purpose. But in 1967, medical doc- believe that it's a good option for effective for relieving everything
receptors in your body and then tor and researcher, Dr. Lester people with conditions like cancer from nerve and cancer pain to glau- Sign -O n B on u s!
affect your immune system and Grinspoon's teenage son was diag- who don't respond to commonly coma and anxiety.
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Pain and Let Me Explain tour: Joey For more information call Dr. details by calling 728-4722. located at 1293 W. 19th Street. Florida Men of Higher Houses 16th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Departing
Wells, Will "Spank" Horton and Ephraim Riggins at 307-1962. presents The "United We Stand" from downtown Jacksonville, come
Na'im Lynn are The Plastic Cup Stanton Alumni Buddy Guy in Concert Red and White Scholarship Ball, enjoy dinner and dancing aboard
Boyz. The Laugh at My Pain come- PSaturday, February 15th at 6 p.m. at
dy our mes to the mey ne- P.R.I.D.E February Gala Meeting Legendary Chicago Bluesman the Prime Osborn Convention the Foxy Lady yacht while helping
February 6th 8th. For more Book Club Meeting Current class leaders of Old Buddy Guy and guitarist Johnny Center, 100 Water St. Featured others in the community. For more
Fg in coCurrentl Wednesday c information and tickets call 683-
details call 292-4242 or visit The Next P.R.I.D.E. book club Stanton and Stanton Vocational Lang in concert Wednesday, guest is singing group, The information and tickets call 683-
www.comedyzone.com. meeting will take place Saturday High schools are asking that alumni February 12th at the Florida Ebonys". For tickets and more 4521.
Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. For
February, 8th at 3 pm at the down- attend a gala/reunion meeting, heatre, 128 E. Forsyh For information call 228-6890.
more information and tickets call Honorable Ehiah
Amateur Night town Jacksonville Public Library, Monday, February 10th at 6 p.m. 355.2787 or visit www.floridathe- a Eijah
Room G-4, 303 N. Laura Street. at Bethel Baptist Institutional Eta Phi Beta Honors Muhammad Tribute
at the Ritz! The February book for discussion is Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street. atre.com.e Airman Masjid El-Salaam will present
Amateur Night at the Ritz is back, Zora Neale Hurston in and Around The meeting is to discuss plans for Tuskegee Airman Masjid annu-Sal tribute to thell present
Friday, February 7th, at 7 p.m. and Jacksonville, Florida In The 1920's, the 8th Stanton Alumni Gala. For NAACP General The Nu Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Honorable Elijah Muhammad
10 p.m. For more information call 1930's and 1940's by M. Arlene more details call Kenneth Reddick, Meeting Sorority, Inc. will commemorate ( Retun of Sankofa cele-
632-5555 or visit www.ritzjack- Murrell. For additional information Gala Chairman at 764-8795 or The next NAACP General meeting Black Hstory Month Saturday brating the theme: "Are youready
sonville.com.The Ritz is located at contact Felice Franklin at 389-8417 email email@example.com. is scheduled for Thursday, Febrnary 15th at 2h:30e "T he to do for self?" The event will be
829 N. Davis Street. or email firstname.lastname@example.org. February 13th at 7 p.m. The meet- Airman". Speaker is Mr. John Gay, held at Masjid El-Salaam, 1625 N.
1958 Gilbert High ing will be held at the NAACP President of the General Daniel Pearl St., Sunday, February 17th at
Jeans, Jewels & FAMU Alumni and Champions Lecture office located at 1725 Oakhurst Chappie James, Jr. Chapter of the 1 p.m. For more information email
Everything In-Between! Friends Meeting Come hear "The Perfect Ending" Avenue. On the agenda is Frederick Tuskegee Airman. To R.S.V.P and email@example.com or call 359-
The Jacksonville Chapter of the The FAMU J.R.E. Lee Florida Black High Schools lecture Heird discussing "Accreditation of for more details call Renee Surcey 0980 or visit www.salaammasjid.com.
Links' annual fundraiser will be Jacksonville Alumni Chapter will at the Main Library, 303 N. Laura Duval County Public Schools." The at 356-4978. Event location is the
held Saturday, February 8th at the hold its monthly meeting Saturday, Street on Tuesday, February 11th NAACP meets every 2nd Thursday Highlands Branch Library Rotary Club Meeting
Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The February 8th at 10 a.m.. Spread at 5:30 p.m. The discussion and of each month. For more informa- Auditorium, 1826 Dunn Avenue. on Identity Theft
event is a Western Gala with a the word as the chapter kicks off book signing details the 1958 tion call Phyllis Williams-Young atof Ponte Vedra
Bling-their 2014 membership drive. The GilbertE S The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra
ling Twist! Enjoy dancing, am- their 2014 membership drive. The Gilbert High State Football chapi- 210-7017or visit www.jacksonvil- Ben Vereen Headlining Beach Sunset will meet on Tuesday,
bling tables, great food, door prizes meeting will be held at FAMU onship team who won the first ever lenaacp.com.The Brid Benefit February 18th in the TPC
and line dance lessons. Not only College of Pharmacy, Jax Campus, FIAA State Championship Football The Bridge enei bh Champions Room, 110
can you wear western outfits, but 2050 Art Museum Dr., Bldg, 4800, Game for Florida black high Durkeeville Fish Fry The Bridge of Northeast Florida Clubhouse Champions Room, 110
you can wear semi-formal, formal, Suite 200. For more information schools in 1958. For more informa- and Ax Handle Movie fundraiser will be held, Saturday, Beam Th topic is "Identity
Sunday best, or just be comfortable call Dr. Ephraim Riggins at 307- tion call 652-5649 or email The Durkeeville Historical Society February 15th at FSCJ Ken Theft." The club meeting starts at 6
DJ Charles 'Jazzco' Scantling will 9 aek p i h mu viorsrisiicay ohimy Campus Auditorium, 3939 Theft." The club meeting starts at 6
be on the turntable! For more 1962. firstname.lastname@example.org. will have a fish fry and present the Roosevelt Blvd. Special guest is p.m. with a social cocktail mixer.
information call 704-3152. showing of"Axe Handle Saturday actor, dancer and singer Ben Vereen For more information call Carol
JT Townsend Local Civil Rights at Saturday, February 15th at 12 and local artist Lisa Kelly and the Maurer at 280-1661
FAMU Alumni Meeting "Checkpoint Challenge" Durkeeville Historical noon 3:30 p.m. The Durkeeville UNF Jazz Ensemble. For more tick-
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Jacksonville Alumni Chapter will Saturday, February 8th, for a race UNF, instructor and researcher Dr. 19t S or more info tion or visit www.bridgejax.com or call Four Tops in Concert
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F ipping Through
the Fre Press Files
Periodically we pay tribute to the many people, places and events, that have graced the Free Press pages. In honor of Black History Month, we received such over-
whelming response to the "Flipping" page, we will continue to share with you some of the many memories that have shaped our publication over the past 27 years.
Johnathan Jones was treated to a personal invitation of the
"Talking Drum" by Chef Abayomi lyewarun who prepared
authentic recipes from Nigeria, Ghana and other West African
Countries at the Ritz Theater.
Noted author/ artist Synthia St. James and commemorative painting
dedicated to fallen Fire Fighters. One of St. James's most widely
knows works is the cover of Terry McMillan's "Waiting to Exhale".
The Late Ossie Davis posed with Cheryl Riddick at a book signing
and reception held at the Ritz Theater.
Best selling author Colin Channer signs one of his books with fans Project Resurrection, sponsored by area churches equips young men
pants with the owners of Brother's Mens Store in Gateway.
Dr. Susan M. Ruffin Chair & President of Jacksonville Chapter
of the National Political Congress of Black Women is pictured here
passing the gavel to the new Chair & President, Helen Jackson.
EWC Leadership Team Learns from noted Historian and author.
Jacksonville Public Library launched "Much Ado About Books at the Eddie Jones, Vice President -Edward Waters College, Dr. Henry Lewis
Gateway Mall. Shown here are Charmayne Anderson and Tiana Myers. Gates (Author) and Stanius Pernell.
Gullah Geechee Descendants work hard to preserve the islands' rich
Jimmie Johnson-Duval County School Board Dr. Carolyn coastal heritage for the Sapelo Island Festival. Shown above are festi-
Girardeau, and Alberta Hipps- City Council attending the recep- Chauncey Hart, Jeanille Martin, Dr. Henry Lewis Gates, Rodney Ivey val volunteers Gracie Chandler, Wendy Hinton, Alvin Proctor and
tion for Dr. Gates at EWC. and Dr. Judy Batson talk culture at a reception. Jerry Hinton.
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FOR THE WEEK OF FEB. 4 10, 2014
C IAA CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGLATE MEAC MID EAsTERN SIAC SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE SWAC SouHwEsTERN INDEPENDENTS
GHEIIAA AssocEAoN ATHE CONFERENCE SAALEC CONFERENCE SWA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE INDEPENDENTS
DIV CONF ALL CONF ALL CONF ALL DIV ALL W L
NORTH DIVISION W L WL W L W L W L EAST DIVISION W L W L W L W L Central State 9 5
Bowie State 4 1 5 6 11 11 North Carolina Central 7 1 16 5 Fort Valley State 10 1 14 6 Southern 8 1 12 10 W.Va State 7 11
Lincoln 3 2 7 4 15 5 Norfolk State 6 2 12 10 Clark Atlanta 7 3 11 7 Alabama State 7 2 13 7 Univ ofDC 3 14
Virginia Union 3 2 5 6 6 14 Morgan State 6 2 8 12 Benedict 8 4 13 7 Texas Southern 5 4 9 12 Cheyney 3 17
Eliz City State 2 2 5 5 10 10 Hampton 6 3 11 11 Paine 6 5 10 10 Alabama A&M 5 4 8 11 Lincoln (Mo) 2 18
Chowan 0 4 2 8 7 12 Savannah State 6 3 8 15 Claflin 6 6 9 13 Alcom State 5 4 8 13 Tennessee State 3 21
SOUTH D0IlON Coppin State 4 3 7 13
SOUFayettevlleState 3 1 7 3 15 6 Howa 4 4 6 17 Albany State 5 6 8 11 #Miss. Valley St. 4 5 8 14
Fayetteville State 3 1 76 43 153 6 daA&M 4 5 8 4 Morehouse 3 8 6 13 Prairie View A&M 4 5 6 15 IND. PLAYER OF THE WEEK
inston-Salemtate 3 2 7 4 12 9 SCState 4 5 8 14 WEST DIVISION #Ark. PineBluf 4 5 6 15 PLAYER
J. C. Smith 2 3 5 6 13 8 NCA&TState 3 5 7 16 Tuskegee 8 2 11 8 Jackson State 3 6 7 14 PatrickMiller,6-0,Sr.,G,TENN.STATE-Scored
Shaw 1 3 5 5 7 13 Bethune-Cookman 3 7 5 20 Kentucky State 7 5 9 9 #Grambling State 0 9 1 17 ame-high 27 posints, hittingof10FGs,4 f6
3sand 13sf 16 FTs in win over Tens Teci that
St. Augustine's 1 3 4 5 11 8 Md. E. Shore 1 6 3 16 Stillman 6 5 11 11 # Ineligible for Conferenctie broke a seven-game losing streak.
Lerokte Body, seve-g losing sEtreak
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Delaware State 0 8 4 17 LeMoyne-Owen 4 6 6 12 SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK LeDonte Body, 6-4, Jr., GF, CENTRAL STATE
VipersSporCAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Miles 1 10 1 18 Scoredteam-high20pointson9of14shooting,
MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER andpulleddown6reboundsinwinoverCedarville.
COVINGTON: Former Jody Hill, Sr., G, LIVINGSTONE Canned five PLAYER 1 11 3 14 Tony Armstrong,6-10,Sr.,C,ALABAMASTATE NEWCOMER
3-pointersinsecondhalfinwinoverWSSU.Finished Jeremy Ingram, 6-3, Sr., G, NCCU In two wins, Had 12 points and team-high 10 rebounds in win NA
T T ennessee State star with 24 points on 7 of 12 shooing, 5 of 10from had back-to-back double-digit scorng with 20 vs. SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK over Prairie View. Added game-high 22 points on
SRobert Covington named beyond thearc. MSUand16vs.Howard.Was3of7fromdistance. PLAYER 11 of 16 shooting and 7 boards in win oer Texas
A S TA r nt, NEWCOMER ROOKIE Markeith Madison, 6-3, Sr., F, STILLMAN In 1-1 Southern. Shot 16 of 24 in the two games.
GA M E to D-League All-Starteam AmereMay,Jr., G, ST.AUGUSTINE'S-CAAscorng HakeemBaxter, 6-2, Fr., G, UMES-Had26points, week,averaged24points,7.5rebounds,2.assists,2.5 NEWCOMER
after averain 21 points, leaderhad35points, 5rebounds, making 7of 113svs on6 of 11 shooting and12 of 13 from the line with blocks and 1.0 steals. Vs.Miles, hed had game-highs NA
O U FSU. Scored 26 in second half indcluding 13 in a row. 2 rebounds and 2 assists in win over NC A&T. of 30 points and 12 boards with 3 blocks and 1 assist.
BO U N D 8.8 rebounds. ROOKIE DEFENSE NEWCOMER
Larry Richardson, Fr., G, SHAW- Scored 20 points DuVaughn Maxwell, 6-7, r-Jr., F, NCCU Had 11 Jordan Wamer, 6-8, Jr., F, PAINE In three confer-
including 4 of 8 3s. rebounds, 7blocksand4stealsin pairofconferenc ence games, averaged 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.3
THREE MORE TO PRO FOOTBALL HOF; NEW COACH winsover SCSU and CSU. Added 22 points and 2 blocks and 1assist.
Darrell Brooks, BOWIE STATE Got road wins assists in the two wins. Terrence Noel, 6-2, So., G, MILES In two games,
DELSTATE HOOPS COACH; WOMENS STATS overECSUandVSUtomoveintofirstplacinNorth averaged a team-high 25 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3
Division. Have won four straight, assists and 2.5 steals.
HOOPS SCORES Hoops Round-up
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3,2014 MEN SWE H oopsFBU
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
MEAC W-Salem state @S Augustne's CIAA (3-7) Saturday and Florida A&M (4-5)
Livingstone @ Shaw
B-Cookman 91, S. C. State 59 Clark Atlanta 74, Fort Valley St. 68 Elizabeth Cty tat Chowan Bowie State (4-1) ran its win streak Monday.
Lincoln @ Bowie State
Coppin State 54, Delaware State 53 Morehouse 74, Albany State 69 Fayetteville State @ JC Smith to four games with narrow road wins at Morgan State (6-2) and Norfolk
Howard 68, N. C. A&T 60 Kentucky State @ Wilberforce, Ppd. Howard@ Hmpton Virginia State (62-59) and Elizabeth State (6-2) are ed for second. MSU
e-o ok.a @ N.C C entral
Morgan State 94, Hampton 92,2 OT SWAC BokrnN.C.ensta City State (66-65) to take over the North disposed of Delaware State (79-62) and
N. C. Central 66, UMES 62 Alabama A&M 67, Prairie View 55 sop state @ D reS Division lead. needed two overtimes Monday to put DSU Sports Photo Vipers Sports Photo
Florida A&M 54, Savannah Ste5 Al aat. 79, Texas Southern 73 Fl Deorid .. State
Florida A&M 54, Savannah State 51 Alabama St.79, Texas Southern 73 FlodaA&M NCA&T Darrell Brooks's Bulldogs will take away Hampton (94-92). IN AND OUT: Greg Jackson (I.), out at
SIAC Ark. Pine Bluff 70, Jackson State 69 Abany tate @ Benedict on their closest pursuers as they host Lin- There's a second-place showdown Delaware State head basketball coach af-
Benedict70, Claflin 58 Miss. Valley State75, Grambling 67 la con (3-2) Saturday and Virginia Union Saturday when MSU and NSU meet in ter 14 seasons replaced by Keith Walker.
LeMoyne-Owen @ Kentucky State
Fort Valley State Paine (3-2) Wednesday, both tied for second. Baltimore. MSU will then face crosstown Robert Covington (r.), former Tennessee
S wilmanc kee ECSU (2-2) and VSU (2-3) are not rival Coppin State (4-3) Monday while State star, in as D-League All-Star and
Alabama State @ Miss. Valley State
S A T C R AlabamaSolthem@sGrambllngy Stat far behind. ECSU is at winless Chowan NSU goes home to host Howard (4- to play in game on national NBA TV au-
co State Jackson State (0-4) Saturday and then hosts Lincoln 4). dience at NBA All-Star Jam Session on
INDEPENDENTS Feb. 15 in New Orleans.
N Mn. Stlate @ Lincoln Wednesday. VSU hosts Chowan Wednes- SIAC Feb. 15 in New Orleans.
WHO ARE THE BEST PERFORMERS IN BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS we. a. state @ W. Va. wesleanthe road Mon-
_ __ MunySaeMurray S tate @ Tennessee State day. Clark Atlanta went on the road Men-
MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 Fayetteville State (3-1) and Living- day and handed East Division leader Fort 27.
BLACK COLLEGE BASKETBALL STAT LEADERS Florida A& C entral tone (3-1) moved to the top in the South Valley State its first division loss (74-68). ASU is at Miss. Valley State Saturday
W MCNoppin State @ Morgan State as both swept games vs. Winston-Salem CAU's Jarrell Joyce had a game-high 22 while Southern is at Grambling. Southern
WOMi~EN'aS- SC RIG FR EBOUNDINGSav ... nh State @ Delaware State
WOM N O IN R B UNDIN Howard Norfolk State State and St. Augustine's. points in the win. With the win, CAU (7- plays at Jackson State Monday.
B-Cookman @ NCA&T
UMES@Hampton FSU is at J. C. Smith Saturday be- 3) pulled within two games of the Wild- INDEPENDENTS
SCORING Albany State @ Paine fore a showdown at Livingstone Wednes- cats (10-1). Tennessee State (3-21) broke a seven-
NAMEISCHOOL CL G FG 3FG FT PTS AVG. Selma @ Lane
Central State@ Kentucky State day. Livingstone plays at Shaw Saturday. FVSU is at Paine (6-5) Saturday, game losing streak with a win over Ten-
Ashley Wafts PC JR 18 158 66 111 493 27.4 SWAC
Ashley Watts-PC JR 18 158 66 111 493 27.4 Alcom State @ Grambling WSSU (3-2) is at St. Aug's Saturday and CAU hosts Claflin (6-6) and Benedict (8- nessee Tech. High-scoring guard Patrick
Lexy Carson WVSU SR 19 15630 83 425 22.4 eyate abamaA&M hosts Shaw Wednesday. JCSU (2-3) is at 4) hosts Albany State (5-6). CAU is at Miller continued his torrid pace (23.2
Jasmine Grice FAMU SR 20 14841 109446 22.3 WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 12 St. Aug's Wednesday. Paine next Thursday. ppg.) with 27 points in the win.
Thaw @ W-Salem State MEAC Tuskegee (8-2) got its sixth straight In other TSU news, former forward
Terra Hawkins DSU JR 15 125 0 60 310 20.7 FaeieS vnsone Delaware State (4-15), winless in win (93-79 over LeMoyne-Owen) and Robert Covington was selected to play in
AshleFreeman-VUU JR 17 117 28 81 343 20.2 CSmith @ St.Agustane's
Ashle Freeman VUU JR 17 117 28 81 343 20.2 ni Sate conference play (0-6), made a move last takes its three-game lead in the West into the eighth annual NBA D-League All-Star
Malia Tate-DeFreitas HAM FR 20 132 47 78 389 19.5 irginla Union @ Bowie sat week, dismissing 14-year head coach a home game vs. Stillman (6-5) Saturday. Game on Saturday, Feb. 15, at SprintArena
Joanna Miller- GSU SR 17 10540 78 328 19.3 Lincoln @ Central Missouri Greg Jackson and replacing him on an SWAC at the NBA all-star game. The game will air
Telisha Turner UDC JR 15 94 42 52 282 18.8 Kutztown@Chayney interim basis with assistant Keith Walk- Alabama State (7-2) moved to with- live on NBA TV at 3 p.m. ET.
Jeanette Jackson PVAM JR 17 94 32 87 307 18.1 THURSDAY BRUARY er. in a game of league-leader Southern with Covington is averaging 21 points and
Raven Bankston DSU FR 18 122 15 66 325 18.1 Benedict@Morehouse
Raven Bankston DSU FR 1 122 15 66 3us25 18.1 LeMoyneOwen N. C. Central (7-1) stayed on top of home wins vs. Texas Southern (79-73) 8.8 rebounds per game while playing for
Tierro Frost -ALC SR 19 103 2la tane the conference race with wins at UMES and Prairie View (76-63). ASU has won the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He has also
Kendra Coleman SU JR 16 90 37 70 287 17.9 INDEPENDENTS
KendraColemanSU JRirgina-Wise W. Va. State (66-62) and Howard (79-62). The Eagles six of its last seven games with the only appeared in four games with the NBA's
Kourtney Willams SCSU JR 17 119 10 55 303 17.8 Tennessee State @ Belmont return home to host Bethune-Cookman loss a 68-55 decision to Southern on Jan. Houston Rockets.
Alyssa Bennett HAM SR 20 144 4 57 349 17.5
NAMEIOUSCHOOL CL G TOT AVG BCSP Notes
Rachel Gordon NSU SR 10 232 12.2
Crystal Rayford LAN JR 14 164 11.7
Deja Middleton FSU JR 18 201 11.2 Three black college products
Erika Sumpter-CAU SR 18 188 10.5 elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame
Verdine Warner SHAW JR 19 193 10.2 Three black college products that starred in the NFL Claude Hum-
Tierra Hawkins DSU JR 15 153 10.2
Quentori Alford ALST SR 18 178 9.9 phrey of Tennessee State, Aeneas Williams of Southern and Michael
Artisha Holston ALB FR 14 139 9.9 Strahan of Texas Southern have added their names to the HBCU greats
Jaquanna Davis CLAF JR 14 133 9.5 honored with selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jephrah Pam LINCP JR 20 184 9.2 "Imagine three guys from Division I-AA, historically black colleges Humphrey Williams Strahan
Jonanda Smalls CAU SR 18 165 9.2 going into the Hall of Fame in the same year," Williams said, referring to
Shanyce Steward UMES SR 14 128 9.1 himself, Humphrey and Strahan. "That's amazing, isn't it? picks in six seasons, with nine being his best in 1994. He was named to the
Latrice Seans LOC JR 17 152 8.9 "We're blessed. Thank you, God." NFL's All-Decade team of the 1990s.
Morgan Simmons TSU JR 18 160 8.9 Humphrey, Williams and Strahan will be part of seven new members He was elected to the Pro Bowl eight times at both cornerback and
Ariel Brown PC SR 17 150 8.8 of the 2014 class joining Andre Reed, Walter Jones, Ray Guy and Derrick then safety, where he finished his career during his final four-season stint
Lamesha Deal VSU SR 17 150 8.8 Brooks as the newest immortals headed for enshrinement in Canton, Ohio. with the Rams. Williams shared the NFL record for longest fumble return
Terri Jacobs SAU SR 17 150 8.8 Humphrey and Guy were Veterans Committee candidates. with a 104-yarder for a touchdown against Washington in 2000, his last
Alyssa Bennett HAM SR 20 175 8.8
Marie Mcabee TUS SR 15 132 8.8 Their selection brings to 30 the number of black college players en- year with the Cardinals.
shrined in the Hall (see STAT CORNER II). Williams, now a pastor in St. Louis, joins fellow cornerback Mel
SOURCE: Official NCAA Statistics The Hall of Fame doors finally opened for Humphrey, selected by the Blount as Southern Jaguars in the Hall.
Atlanta Falcons with the third overall pick in the 1968 draft, on his 28th Strahan is fifth on the NFL's career sack list with a Giants-record 141.5
year of eligibility and his fifth as a finalist. The durable six-time Pro Bowl and he owns the league's single-season sack record with 22.5 in 2001. He
pick and ferocious pass rusher had 122 career sacks in 14 seasons with the was a four-time first-team All-Pro (1997, 1998, 2001 and 2003), the 2001
S TAT C O R N ER II Falcons and Eagles, who acquired him after a brief retirement in the 1978 NFL AP Defensive Player of the Year and a seven-time Pro Bowler. Only
season. His 14 1/2 sacks in 1980 helped the Eagles reach the Super Bowl. four Giants were selected to more Pro Bowls and all are Hall of Famers:
WHO ARE THE BEST PERFORMERS IN BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS Humphrey joins fellow TSU pass rusher and defensive end extraordi- linebackers Lawrence Taylor (10) and Harry Carson (9), offensive tackle
naire Richard Dent in the Hall. Rosie Brown (9) and cornerback Emlen Tunnell (8).
BLACK COLLEGE PLAYERS IN Williams, a walk-on at Southern, was a third-round pick of the then- Three of the Giants' long list of Hall of Famers Brown (Morgan
PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Phoenix Cardinals in 1991. After winning the NFLPA Defensive Rookie of State), Carson (South Carolina State and Strahan (Texas Southern) -
the Year Award, he became known as a shutdown cornerback over 14 NFL are from the black college ranks. Strahan is the first selection ever from
GRAMBLING (4) ALABAMAA&M (1) seasons, the first 10 with the Cardinals and the last four with the St. Louis TSU.
Willieu Buck) Buchanan John tallworth Rams. He had 55 career interceptions, nine he returned for touchdowns Strahan is now a noted television personality serving as co-host of
Willie Davis Bethune-Cookman (1) and getting at least one in every season except his last. He had five or more Live with Kelly and Michael and Fox NFL Sunday.
Charlie Joiner Larry Little
MORGAN STATE (4) BISHOP (1)
Roosevelt Brown Emmitt Thomas
Leroy Kelly FLORIDAA&M (1) CIAA CENTRALINTERCOLLEGIATE MEACEASTERN SIAC SO ERNINTERCOLLEGIATE SWAC c SOUTHWES INDEPENDENTS
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ATHLETC CONFERENCE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Willie Lanier Bob Hayes n ALL W L
DIV CONF ALL CONF ALL CONF ALL DV ALL W L
NORTH DIVISION W L WL W L W L W L EASTDIVISION W L W L W L W L Univ.ofDC 14 3
JACKSON STATE (3) FORT VALLEY STATE (1) Virginia State 4 0 8 1 17 1 Hampton 9 0 18 4 Benedict 9 2 15 6 Southern 8 1 11 6 W. Va. State 13 8
Lem Barney Rayfield Wright Chowan 2 2 4 6 10 10 Coppin State 7 2 10 11 Albany State 8 2 13 4 Texas Southem 8 1 11 9 Central State 6 7
Walter Payton Eliz. City State 2 2 2 8 5 14 NCA&T 6 2 16 4 Fort Valley State 8 3 11 10 Jackson State 6 3 8 11 Tennessee State 8 14
LincolnJackie 2 3 4 7 110 Savannah State 6 3 13 10 ClarkAtlanta 6 3 13 6 Prairie Vew A&M 6 3 6 13 Lincoln (Mo.) 3 16
Jackie Slater MARYLAND ST.-EASTERN SHORE (1) Bowie State 2 3 3 8 8 11 Norfolk6Stater5i3&9 10
Art Shell Virginia Union 1 3 2 8 5 13 Norfolk State 5 3 9 10 Clalin 7 4 11 10 Grambling State 5 4 8 12 Cheyney 3 16
SOUTH DIVISION Paine 5 5 7 12 Miss. Valley St 4 5 5 15
S. CAROLINA STATE (3) Fayetteville State 4 0 8 2 15 4 Florida A&M 5 4 11 11 Paine 5 5 7 12 Miss. ValleySt 4 5 5 15 IND.PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Harry Carson N. CAROLINAA&T (1) Shaw 4. 0 8 2 14 6 Bethune-Cookman 4 6 7 15 WESTDIVISION Alcom State 4 5 5 15 IND. PLAYEROFTHE WEEK
v W-Salem State 2 3 6 5 12 9 NorthCarolinaCentral 3 5 8 13 Tuskegee 7 2 11 7 Alabama State 2 7 9 11 PLAYER
avi (Deacon) Jones ElvinSt. Augustine's 1 3 5 4 10 8 SC State 3 6 5 14 LeMoyne-Owen 3 6 3 15 AlabamaA&M 1 8 3 16 Den12 poiBrent, -and pulled Jrdown 9F, UDC Hadin
Marion Motley* Livingstone 1 3 5 5 10 10 Md.E. Shore 1 6 9 14 Miles 3 7 9 11 Ark. Pine Bluff 1 8 2 17 win over St. Thomas Aquinas. Also had
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (1) J. C. Smith 1 4 6 5 11 9 Delaware State 1 7 6 14 Kentucky State 3 8 7 12 15 points and 3 boards in win over Mercy.
SOUTHERN UNIV. (2) Ken Houston CIAAPLAYERS OFMorgan State 0 8 2 19 Stillman 2 8 6 14 SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK NEWCOMER
SOUTIHERN UNIV. () Ken Houston CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Lane 0 1 0 1 p3 NA
MelBlount Lane 0 10 0 13 LAYER
Mel Blount PLAYER MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Kierro Frost, 5-8, Jr.,G, ALCORN STATE-Scored
Aeneas Williams! SAVANNAH STATE (1) CynthaJohnson, Sr.,G,LINCOLN-Hadl4points PLAYER 10 points and pulled down 3 rebounds in handing
vs. VSU to reach 1,000 point plateau. Also had 13 Raven Bankston, 5-7, Fr., G, DELAWARE STATE SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Southem its first conference loss, 58-52.
Shannon Sharpe points vs. Chowan. Totalled 63 points 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and1 PLAYER Tiero Frost, 5-8 Sr., G,ALCORN STATE Scored
TENNESSEE STATE (2) NEWCOMER block in 2-0 week. Tallied a career-high 35 points on 13 BrieonaWamer, 5-10, Jr., F, KENTUCKYSTATE 12 points, pulled down 7 rebounds with 3 assists in
Richard Dent TEXAS SOUTHERN (1) Amber Calvin, Sr., G, FAYETTEVILLE STATE of 23 shooting with 6 boards and 4 assists in win over -In 2-0 week, averaged 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, win over Southem.
Scored season-high 30 points in 81-74 win over MSU. Shot 59% (26 of 44) from the field and 9 of 11 2.5 assists, 5.5 steals and 2.5 blocks. NEWCOMER
Claude Humphreyl Michael Strahan! St.Aug's. from the FTline forthe week. NEWCOMER NA
ROOKIE ROOKIE Brinee Hazel, 6-0, Jr., C, FORT VALLEYSTATE
MISS. VALLEY STATE (2) TOTAL: 30 De'AiraSmith, Fr., G, FAYETTEVILLESTATE-Had MailaTate-DeFretas, 58,Fr.,G, HAMPTON-Averaged Averaged 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1 assist, 3.3
VALL TOTAL: 30 12 points in win over St. Aug's. 23.0points,5.0reboundsand3.0assistsinwinsvs.SCSU blocks and 1.7 steals.
Jerry Rice COACH and Coppin St. Drompped 27 on SCSU and 10 on CSU. Javonee Brown, 5-9, Fr., G, MILES In two
David (Deacon) Jones* I: Elected in 2014 James Hill, VIRGINIASTATE- Got blowout94-72 DEFENSE games, averaged 18.5 points and 10 rebounds,
winoverBowieStateand67-53winoverLindon.Lady DeannaHarmon,5-7,Sr.,GIF,DELAWARESTATE-Got 2.5 steals and 1 assist
SOURCE: Pro Football Hall of Fame Trojansare17-1andranked14thnationallyinDiv.ll. 23reboundsinwinsvs.WesleyandMSU.Got14boards,
19 points and 5 steals vs. Wesley, 0 rebounds vs. MSU.
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Nelson Mandela's Will A Look Back at the Black Hair Story
by Michelle 1910: Walker is featured in the 1998: Carson Inc., creator of the braids be removed and that
Leaves M oney for Whether it's activist Angela Guinness Book of Records as the Dark & Lovely and Magic Shave Amari's hair be pulled back
Davis's Afro or hip-hop diva Lil' first American female self-made for black men, acquires the black- straight into a bun.
Sam and Staff Kim's "weave of the week," black millionaire, owned beauty company Johnson 2006: Baltimore Police
Fam ily and Staff, hair has long had the power to set 1920s: Marcus Garvey, a black Products of Chicago in 1998. Department's new, more rigid pro-
trends and reflect societal attitudes. nationalist, urges followers to L'Oreal purchases Carson two fessional appearance standards
N o in for W innie Since February is Black History embrace their natural hair and years later and merges it with Soft prohibit such hairstyles as corn-
N othing fo W ie Month a time to remember reclaim an African aesthetic. Sheen. rows, dreadlocks and twists. These
important people and events that 1954: George E. Johnson 1999: "People" magazine names natural hairstyles are deemed to be
shaped the lives of African launches the Johnson Products lock-topped Grammy award-win- "extreme" and a "fad" by the
Americans-we thought it was an Empire with Ultra Wave Hair ning artist Lauryn Hill one of its 50 department.
ideal time to explore how hair- Culture, a "permanent" hair Most Beautiful People. 2007: MSNBC Radio Host Don
styles have been interwoven into straightener for men that can be 2001: Rapper Lil' Kim wears a Imus loses his job when he calls
that history. It is a story that con- applied at home. A women's chem- platinum blonde weave, while the Rutgers' women's basketball
tinues to evolve. Here is a look ical straightener follows, singer Macy Gray sports a new- team "some nappy-headed hos.
back at some of the key events and 1962: Actress Cicely Tyson school afro. Some black women 2006: Black hair-care is a bil-
people who shaped the black hair- wears cornrows on the television perm, some press, and others go lion-dollar industry.
story, drama "East Side/West Side." with natural twists, braids and 2008: "The New Yorker" draws
1444: Europeans trade on the 1966: Model Pat Evans defies locks, heat when a cover photo portrays
west coast of Africa with people both black and white standards of 2003: New Bedford, Mass. Michelle Obama with an Afro and
wearing elaborate hairstyles, beauty and shaves her head. Dance teacher Amy Fernandes' an AK 47 machine gun and and
including locks, plaits and twists. 1968: Actress Diahann Carroll is refuses to allow 4-year-old Amari Barack Obama in a turban doing
1619: First slaves brought to the first black woman to star in a Diaw to participate in her ballet the fist bump. Many felt the car-
Jamestown; African language, cul- television network series, "Julia." dance recital along toon reinforces negative stereo-
ture and grooming tradition begin She is a darker version of the all- with the other types about both Muslims and
to disappear. American girl with straightened, children in natural hair.
1700s: Calling black hair curled hair. h e r 2009: Comic
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson Mandela in 1990, "wool," many whites dehumanize 1970: Angela Davis becomes an Chris Rock
months after he emerged from 27 years in jail. They divorced in slaves. The more elaborate African icon of Black Power with her large unveils "Good
1996. Photo: TS/Keystone USA/Rex hairstyles cannot be retained. afro. Hair" at the
Nelson Mandela left money in contained in one of the trusts but 1800s: Without the combs and 1971: Melba Tolliver.is fired Sundance
his will to children and grandchil- eventually dropped the action. herbal treatments used in Africa, from the ABC affiliate in New F i 1 m
dren, staff and the African The will, first written in 2004 slaves rely on bacon grease, butter York for wearing an afro while Festival,
National Congress (ANC) but and last amended in 2008, has and kerosene as hair conditioners covering Tricia Nixon's wed- explor-
gave nothing to his ex-wife always been seen as a potential and cleaners. Lighter-skinned, ding. ing the
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. flashpoint. One executor, Dikgang straight-haired slaves command 1977: The Jheri curl wa y
The family of South Africa's Moseneke, the deputy chief jus- higher prices at auction than dark- explodes on the black hair black
first black president, who died two tice of South Africa's constitution- er, more kinky-haired ones. scene. Billed as a curly perm hair -
months ago at the age of 95, gath- al court, said the reading of the Internalizing color consciousness, for blacks, the ultra-moist hair- styles
ered behind closed doors at his will to the family had been blacks promote the idea that blacks style lasts through the 1980s. impact
foundation in Johannesburg to "charged with emotion" but no with dark skin and kinky hair are 1979: Braids and beads cross th e
hear the reading of the will, which one had yet contested it. "There less attractive and worth less. the color line when Bo Derek activi-
carves up an estate estimated were clarifications sought from 1865: Slavery ends, but whites appears with cornrows in the tie s,
$4.14 million, time to time," he added. look upon black women who style movie "10." pocket-
Madikizela-Mandela, his wife Mandela's children each their hair like white women as 1980: Model-actress Grace books,
of 38 years during the struggle received $300,000 in loans during well-adjusted. "Good" hair Jones sports her trademark flat-top sexual
against racial apartheid was overt- his lifetime and will have that debt becomes a prerequisite for entering fade. relationships,
ly omitted. They divorced in 1996 scrapped if it has not been repaid, certain schools, churches, social 1988: Spike Lee exposes the and self-
but became close again towards according to a 40-page summary groups and business networks. good hair/bad hair light- c 1 a s s esteem
the end of his life and, along with of the will. They will get no fur- 1880: Metal hot combs, invented skinned/dark-skinned schism in who have f
his third wife, Graga Machel, she ther funds, in 1845 by the French, are readily black American in his movie been practic- black
was at his bedside when he died. His eldest grandson, Mandla, available in the United States. The "School Daze." ing for the exciting
Machel's children and six who has had several brushes with comb is heated and used to press 1990: "Sisters love the weave," event because she
stepchildren, as well as nine of his the law, receives $300,000 but and temporarily straighten kinky "Essence" magazine declares. A requires the girls to
staff, all share in his inheritance, only if approved by a family trust, hair. variety of natural styles and locks pull back their hair
The publication of the will fol- whereas some of the other grand- 1900s: Madame C.J. Walker also become more accepted. into a bun. Amari's
lows a turbulent year of public children will have their inheri- develops a range of hair-care prod- 1997: Singer Erykah Badu poses mom put Amari's very
rows over his estate involving tances paid directly, ucts for black hair. Shepopularizes on the cover of her debut album curly hair into corn-
members of ,the Mandela family, However, Mandela's eldest the press-and-curlstyle. Some crit- "Baduizm" with her head wrapped, rows and pulled it back
even as their patriarch lay on his granddaughter, Ndileka, also icize her for encouraging black ushering in an eclectic brand of into a bun. Femandes,
deathbed. While the "provisional receives nothing now because of a women to look white. Afrocentrism. however, insisted that
inventory" of millions appears rel- previous loan. "The only reaction
atively modest for a global states- you can have is to accept the con-
man of such stature, the executors tent of the will," she said. "It's the
of Mandela's estate said they last testament of a person who
could not answer questions died. There's no disappointment. It
regarding the destiny of three is what it is."
trusts, which are believed to hold Lawyers said Machel is likely to
considerably more wealth, waive her right by marriage to half
A source close to the process the Mandela estate, opting instead
said its eventual disbursement to receive four properties in
could prove "a massive, treacher- Mozambique and other assets
ous area", adding: "It could still including cars and jewellery. If
end up in court. The trusts could she does so, the two children she
be dissolved and the funds in them had with the late Mozambican
would go to the family members." president Samora Machel will
Mandela married three times receive $27K each from
and his numerous children and Mandela's will, and six children
grandchildren have frequently from Samora Machel's previous
clashed over who leads the family marriage will inherit close to $9K
and who should benefit from his each.
lucrative "brand". Last year, two In addition he gave $4,500 each
of his daughters went to court to to members of staff including his
dispute control over the millions personal aide and housekeeper.
From left: Leanna Archer, Beverly Johnson, Roland Parrish, Gladys Knight, Dr. Steve Perry, Kenny Williams, and Charles Orgbon ill.
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"P.for greatness and bow with selflessness. Through their dedication and service, they inspire a
world of change. We're proud to honor them all for staying Deeply Rooted in the Community.-
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