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M yrlie Evers Steps Down from Volume 27 No. 16 Jacksonville, Florida February 20-26, 2014
National NAACP Board After 30 Years
Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Medgar Evers and a
civil rights leader, will be leaving the board of directors of
the NAACP after 30 years as an official of the nation's most
venerable civil rights organization.
Evers Williams, who will still have the honorary title as
chair emeritus of the NAACP, had been deeply involved in
the organization and in civil rights issues over the course of
the last 50 years.
Last year, she delivered the invocation at the inauguration of President
Obama in Washington, although she is not a member of the clergy.
The move comes just months after Benjamin Todd Jealous announced he
was stepping down as president and chief executive of the organization.
Evers-Williams is a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Alcom State
University in Mississippi, which is the school where she and Medgar Evers
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray
Nagin Convicted of Taking Bribes Urban League Benefits from
NEW ORLEANS A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans
Mayor Ray Nagin last week on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and A pps G rape n
other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure mil-
lions of dollars in city work while he was in office.
The jury convicted Nagin of 20 of 21 counts against him. He was indicted
in January 2013 on charges he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in
bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for
promoting the interests of a local businessman.
He also was charged with accepting thousands of dollars in payoffs from
another businessman for hisfielp in securing city contracts.
Before the verdict was read, Nagin said outside the courtroom that he's
"been at peace with this for a long time. rm good."
Former U.S. Congressman Mel
Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
HARARE Former congressman Mel Reynolds has been arrested in
Zimbabwe. The country's media reported the convicted sex offender had
been found with pornography at a local hotel.
Police and immigration officials were investigating Reynolds for living in
the southemrn Afican country without a valid visa who has been in Zimbabwe
The state-owned Herald newspaper said the former Illinois congressman
had been arrested at a hotel in Harare, where he had been found in posses- JTA Honors Black History
sion of pornographic videos and pictures which is a crime in Zimbabwe.He Shown (L-R) are Applebee's server Danny Quinone, Linnie Finley,
had also run up $24,500 in unpaid hotel bills, the newspaper said. with Trailblazer Bus Iris Jones, Wanda Davis and Applebee's server Latasha Franklin
Reynolds, a former Rhodes scholar, was a fast-rising star in the U.S. Pictured by the JTABlack History Month Bus are JTA employees Gregory D. On Wednesday February 12th, the 103rd Street Applebee's celebrated a
Democratic party when he was forced to resign in 1995 after being convict- Pelsey (Maintenance Utility), Harold Samms, (Skyway Sr. Manager Service VIP re-grand opening attended by over 300 people. The invitation only
ed of sexual assault, obstruction ofjustice and solicitation of child pomogra- Delivery), Vanessa P. Brooks (Sr. Marketing Communications Manager) and event benefitted the Jacksonville Urban League. For only $5, patrons had
phy. The former representative made a unsuccesful attempt at his former seat Sherman Rothwell (Iransit Hub Supervisor). KFP photo the opportunity to sample the new menu and meet the management team
last year, running in a primary race under the slogan "Redemption". Be on the lookout for the JTA Black History Month Bus! The spectacu- and enjoying flowing cocktails. One hundred percent of the proceeds were
lar bus was unveiled last week depicting famous images in Black History donated to the Jacksonville Urban League for their dedication to the com-
T.D. Jakes Files Lawsuit contributing to transportation. The unveiling was held downtown at the munity which is in line with Applebee's interior community theme that
central bus station where customers were invited to view the bus and infor- focuses on education, nonprofit organizations, first responders, and fea-
Against Alleged Stalker mational boards, speak with JTA representatives and enjoy refreshments. tures photos from local high schools and university, professional and col-
Bishop author and television/film producer T.D. Jakes is facing a battle Customers also received a souvenir and informational collateral. The bus lege sports teams and community groups. For more sights and scenes, see
against violent former congregation member Karleisha Tarver. Reportedly, will travel routes through out the city for the remainder of the month. page 5. KFPphoto
the woman has stalked him in the past, so Jakes not only filed a lawsuit ExD ry Th,,gh Quilti
against her last month but a judge extended a restraining order last Friday rs
because Tarver's actions "may ultimately lead to the death of one of the plain-
tiffs, their family, their friends, church attendees and/or staff," states the Star- history including a quilting presen-
Telegram. The restraining order is a short-term one until a court hearing tation and a vocal rendition of
scheduled for next week, determining whether Jakes' alleged stalker should Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, "I Have a
be court-mandated to stay away from him permanently. Dream" speech. This is the first
Tarver has reportedly stalked Jakes since 2011. The woman even allegedly year thtMS Yungha t
tried to break into the bishop's Fort Worth home on numerous occasions last share her rich and educational his-
month. During one such attempted break-in, one of Jakes' security officers torical display with the center. The
tried to stop Tarver from entering the premises. The woman allegedly accel- multi talented artists creates art
erated her car and tried to run over the security guard, prompting other guards from mixed mediums including
to summon police. pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel,
t, beads, and fabrics making colorful
collages of quilt patterns from the
Zimmerman: Only God Can Judge Me famous Underground Railroad Mr
George Zimmerman said in an interview with CNN New Day that only God Lucas on the other hand is not a
could judge him for what happened the night he killed Trayvon Martin two stranger to the center, last year he
years ago. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder in July, and did a costumed performance of
has not left the spotlight since ajury found him not guilty. Fredrick Douglas.
"He knows what happened. I know what happened. So I'd leave it up to Ms. Young explained the secret
him," Zimmerman said. codes behind the quilt patterns used
The former neighborhood watch volunteer said he thought his life would go on the Underground Railroad. Tina
back to normal after the trial. Most recently he was signed on for a highly .. Johnson, the Moncrief Senior
controversial "celebrity" boxing match with rapper DMX, that has since been Center Senior Activities Specialist
scrapped. He said he is still hoping for some normalcy. "'Td like to profes- who promotes and oversees the
sionally ... continue my education and hopefully become an attomey," he daily activities at the center smiled,
said. "I think that's the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that hap- "This is my frst year at the center
pened to me from happening to somebody else. I don't think it should ever and I am proud to showcase African
happen to anyone ever again, not one person." American history to our seniors
Zimmerman added that he still wants to reach out to the Martin family and who have paved the way for me to
apologize. "I would say exactly what I said on the stand," he said, "that rm Pictured are Moncrief Seniors Centers program attendees Doris Lucas, Annie Presley and Underground be here today." Moncrief Senior
sorry for their loss." Railroad Historian Meltonia Loretta Young in front of a historic quilt and holding slave shackles. KFPpho- Center offers an array of daily
The Moncrief Senior Center hon- coming two special guests Meltonia Lucas. The two were onhand to activities to seniors and is open
ored Black History month by wel- Loretta Young and orator Russell share their perspectives of Black Mon-Fri, 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
Page 2 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 20-26, 2014
Rule Changes Tighten Reverse Mortgage Eligibility
By Jason Alderman But the Department of Housing gage holders were in default and at equity more slowly; better ensure can now withdraw no more than 60 and insurance obligations.
Reverse mortgages have become and Urban Development (HUD) no- risk of foreclosure because they that borrowers can afford their loan's percent of their total loan during the Lenders are required to review the
increasingly popular in recent years, ticed that borrowers increasingly couldn't pay their taxes and insur- fees and other financial obligations; first year. Previously, borrowers borrower's credit history. They also
as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to have been opting to withdraw most ance. and strengthen the mortgage insur- could tap the entire amount on day must analyze all income from earn-
keep pace with rising expenses not or all of their home equity at closing, That's why Congress authorized ance fund from which loans are one a recipe for future financial dis- ings, pensions, IRAs, 401(k) plans or
to mention cope with the pummeling leaving little or nothing for future HUD to tighten FHA reverse mort- drawn. aster for those with limited means. Social Security, and weigh it against
their retirement savings took during needs. Consequently, by mid-2012 gage requirements in order to: en- Here are the key changes: The first-year limit may be waived the borrower's likely living expenses,
the Great Recession. nearly 10 percent of reverse mort- courage homeowners to tap their Most reverse mortgage borrowers for certain homeowners whose including other outstanding debts.
"mandatory obligations" (e.g., up- Those who come up short (i.e., are
front insurance premiums, loan orig- more likely to default) may be re-
ination fees, delinquent federal debt, quired to set aside money from their
etc.) exceed the 60 percent amount; reverse mortgage to cover future ob-
Drive Committee Chairman and Sen- but they'll have to pay a higher up- ligations thereby lowering the
ior Director of Finance Aaron front mortgage insurance premium amount of equity they can get.
Kendrick presented the United Way 2.5 percent of the home's appraised The new regulations also reduce
Sof Northeast Florida with a check for value instead of the normal 0.5 per- the maximum amount of home eq-
$38,661.36 and Community Health cent. (Note: Credit card debt isn't uity that can be borrowed against -
Charities with a check for considered a mandatory obligation, 10 to 15 percent less than before, on
$21,661.34. so those with significant credit card average. Generally, the older you are,
The funds were generated through debt may not be able to withdraw the more equity you have and the
several initiatives, including contri- enough to pay off their debt.) lower the interest rate, the more
S, butions from payroll deductions and Generally, borrowers can take the you'll be able to borrow. Note: The
one-time annual gifts from employ- money either as a lump sum at clos- age component of this calculation is
..11ii ris ees. For the first time, JAXPORT ing (with a fixed-rate loan), or as an based on the youngest party listed on
e .r 21,661.34 held two special fundraising events ongoing line of credit or monthly the loan.
open to the community a bowling payments (adjustable rate loan). Because reverse mortgages are so
tournament and a golf tournament. A However, lump-sum payments are complicated, potential borrowers are
raffle hosted by the charities at JAX- now subject to the 60 percent manda- required to consult an HUD-ap-
PORT's annual BBQ in December, tory obligations test, so to withdraw proved counselor before being al-
made possible by more than $6,000 more than that you'll have to go the lowed to apply. Do preliminary
in corporate donations, also con- line-of-credit route, at least for the research at helpful sites sponsored by
tributed to the historic total. first year; after that, you can tap the HUD (www.hud.gov), the Consugner
JAXPORT employees also do- remaining balance if you wish. Financial Protection Bureau
nated time working at the Second Under previous rules, almost any- (www.cfpb.gov) and AARP
Harvest Food Bank, created cards for one with sizeable home equity could (www.aarp.org). Also check with an
veterans in our community and sent take out a reverse mortgage. Now, accountant, financial planner or
Shown (L-R) Alecia Givens, Campaign Division Manager at United Way of Northeast Florida; John Fal- supportive messages to local students potential borrowers must undergo a lawyer specializing in elder law to
conetti, JAXPORT Board of Directors Vice Chair; Aaron Kendrick, JAXPORT Senior Director of Finance; participating in the Achievers For detailed financial assessment to en- make sure a reverse mortgage is right
Joe Crozier, President and CEO at Community Health Charities of Florida; and JAXPORT CEO Brian Tay- Life program. sure they'll be able to meet future tax for you.
JAXPORT delivered checks worth "JAXPORT is committed to being
more than $60,000 to the United Way a good corporate citizen and that
of Northeast Florida and Community spirit is shared by our employees,"
Health Charities of Florida this week. said JAXPORT CEO Brian Taylor.
The funds, raised by employees and "They donate their time and money
port partners during JAXPORT's An- not only to our company drive, but to -
nual Charity Drive surpassed the many other worthy organizations in
$40,000 goal set for 2013 and repre- our community. We are grateful to
sents a 71 percent year-over-year in- the United Way and Community .
crease from 2012 as well as the Health Charities for the important
largest annual total raised to date. services they provide to residents of
The company has contributed Northeast Florida." 1
more than $375,000 to the two char- During their bi-monthly Board of
ities since 2002. Directors meeting today, Charity
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February 20-26, 2014 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 3
S': .How Investing In A Degree Is Paying Off For Black Graduates
by Patrice Peck the study, which analyzed a survey will be in the future cation, it also focused heavily on
America's $1 trillion student loan of 2,002 adults: Of course, the subject in which the historic economic disparity
4 debt and astronomical tuition costs Millennial college graduates one decides to major also plays a between young adults with college
:- have caused many to weigh the ages 25 to 32 who are working full crucial role in how professionally diplomas and those without com-
heavy price of attending college. As time earn more annually-about and financially prepared young pared to the gaps of prior genera-
for the young adults of the $17,500 more-than employed adults will feel in the future. tions. In other words, a high school
SMillennial generation-the most young adults holding only a high Compared to social science, liberal diploma is gradually becoming
--A I educated generation ever, wide- school diploma arts or education majors, science more meaningless, incomewise,
spread under and unemployment College-educated Millennials and engineer majors were less like- .given that the wage gap is increas-
S coupled with the Great Recession are more likely to be employed full ly to wish they had chosen a differ- ing at the lower end of education.
have some wishing for a do-over, time than their less-educated coun- ent major as an undergraduate to Interestingly enough, race proved
However, a new Pew study titled, terparts (89 percent vs. 82 percent) better prepare them for the job they to have be the largest divide a dis-
"The Rising Cost of Not Going to and less likely to be unemployed wanted. Still, regardless of one's parity that speaks to the education-
|, College," reveals the ultimate value (3.8 percent vs. 12.2 percent). major, about nine-in-ten al differences found among the
-and benefits of higher leaning. m Among the two-thirds of col- Millennials with at least a bache- racial groups in the U.S.
In a modem, knowledge-based lege-educated Millennials who bor- lor's degree say college has already Educational advancement, as well
economy, the only thing more rowed money to pay for their paid off (72 percent) or will pay off as a lack of professional fulfillment,
expensive than going to college is schooling, about nine-in-ten (86 in the future (17 percent.) seemed to be recurring themes
not going to college. percent) say their degrees have While the study proved the eco- among the study's Black demo-
Here are a few highlights from been worth it or expect that they nomical outcomes of a college edu- graphic:
Cruising for a Cause on the St. Johns Educates Local
Homeowners and Raises Funds for Non-profit Training
guests and supporters for the non
profit housing counseling agency
that educates and counsels potential
homebuyers through the responsi-
bility of the home buyers process.
Hope for Housing is also a federal
Community Fish Fry and a Movie government program with allocated
funding to help pay the mortgages
Celebrate Black History and Good Food of qualified homeowners who are
Durkeeville Historical Society held a fish fry and movie weekend, unemployed or underemployed
Saturday, February 15th, from noon till 3:30 p.m. with the showing of "Ax tthrough no fault of their own. Other
Handle Saturday: 50 years Later" and deep fried croaker fish. The fea- services include, credit counseling,
tured documentary that tells the story of Black sit-ins which began on financial assessment, including
August 13, 1960 when Jacksonville students asked to be served at the seg- budget creation, homebuyer educa-
regated lunch counter at Woolworths, Morrison's Cafeteria and other eater- tion, identifying the right lender and
ies. They were denied service and kicked, spit at and addressed with racial the right realtor, foreclosure inter-
slurs. Pictured is DHS Vice President Pamela Singleton doing double duty vention, mortgaged reinstatement,
as cook and movie critic. KFP photo and monthly mortgage payment
assistance. "We're raising funds to
Sigity help Hope for Housing do some-
Delta Sigm a Theta Sorority thing bold about an issue that so
few people talk about, and yet it is a
Scholarships for Seniors problem 43% of American
Homeowners are facing on some
The Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter (JAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, level," remarked Project: Hope for
Inc. has applications available for their 2014 s00cholarships. Applications Housing Director Chris Sneed. The
can be obtained via their website, www.dstjax.org. The scholarships are Pictured left to right is Project Hope Director Chris Sneed, Project Hope Supervisor Debra Gomez, "Cruise for a Cause" program was
available to high school seniors in Duval County who demonstrate aca- Michael Cobb, BB&T VP of Community Development Specialist, Iris Jones, Hank C. Hill, M.D. and emceed by Michael Cobb who pre-
demic achievement, community involvement, and leadership ability. This Regions Bank Mortgage Loan Originator, Moses Henry. sented community awards to
year seven scholarships will be awarded. Applications must be postmarked In need of funds to support their Housing held a "Cruise for a Lady yacht, Sunday, February 16th. Project: Hope for Housing sponsors
by March 24th, 2014. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. program, Project: Hope for Cause" fundraiser aboard the Foxy The boat was filled to capacity with and supporters.
save the fee!, ..
Page 4 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 20-26, 2014
Rebuilding Wealth Lost
During the Great Recession
9 February, Black History Month, is usually a time when communi-
ties and organizations honor the achievements of our forefathers. But
"It is a peculiar sensation, this this year, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and key allies
double-consciousness, this sense of A s it w as 150 Y ears A go: E ducatlon chose February to convene a symposium that addressed communities of
always looking at one's self through color and consumer financial services. Co-convening organizations
the eyes of others.... One ever feels for i A m eri a with CRL were the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and
his twoness,-an American, a Still Key for Blacks in America the National Consumers League.
Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two Held February 6 at the Washington-D.C. offices of the Joint Center,
unreconciled strivings; two warring trying to help black folk, education that if you want to hide something America. Our children also need to the day-long event brought together policymakers, lawmakers, civil
ideals in one dark body, whose was at the center of the debate, from a black man, put it in a book? know that despite the murders rights leaders and consumer advocates to address predatory lending
dogged strength alone keeps it from Again, that was some 100 years Most of you know this, but it's ofblack youth like Trayvon Martin practices in mortgages, auto finance and more. Participants included
being torn asunder." ago, but it's probably even more rel- important that our youth understand and Jordan Davis, we still live in a U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), U.S. Representative Keith
These are the words of W.E.B. evant today. How do we reverse the why the slave master didn't want great country with many opportuni- Ellison (D-Minn.), Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade
Dubois, and they werewritten over cycles of poverty we see in our their slaves to know how to read or ties for success and happiness. Commission, and FTC Commissioner Mignon Clybum.
100 years ago in his book, "The communities? How do we create a write. A slave could be killed if Black history month is a time to "The wealth losses caused by the Great Recession will likely persist
Souls of Black Folk." stronger black middle class? How caught reading or attempting to read make sure that young people know for years if not decades for many families," observed Julia Gordon, a
It's this "twoness" that Dubois do we produce more black profes- a book. that despite our past, African symposium presenter and Director of Housing Finance and Policy for
talks about that for many years has sionals and business executives? We have to teach our children that Americans have consistently made the Center for American Progress.
made many blacks feel that we Education is still the solution knowledge is power and the slave strides in this country. Langston "For consumers of color, the road to recovery will be even steeper
couldn't achieve in this country. It's whether it's 1863, 1968, or 2014; master knew it. They knew that with Hughes once said, "I swear to the and harder due to a range of bad practices that targeted these consumers
that same feeling of twoness that in and black leaders have known this some education, slaves would be Lord I still can't see why and continued discrimination in the lending context," continued
the past discouraged so many from the days of slavery until now. much harder deal with. The rele- Democracy means everybody but Gordon. "To enable families and communities of color to rebuild
African Americans from following George Washington Carver once vance of that information should me." wealth, it's essential to offer equitable access to safe and sustainable
their dreams, said, "Education is the key to unlock inspire black youth today. Malcolm X once said, "If you credit, while also remaining vigilant against any form of predatory
It is funny how time heals and the golden door of freedom." More minorities, especially black stick a knife nine inches into my lending."
reveals. The twoness that Dubois "Educate your sons and daugh- youth need to taking advantage of back and pull it out three inches, Another symposium speaker, Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director
talked about may be still relevant ters, send them to school, and show the educational opportunities avail- that is not progress. Even if you pull of the NAACP Economic Department, recently wrote about the civil
under the surface;but for the most them that beside the cartridge box, able for them. it all the way out, that is not rights organization's concerns about wealth inequality in its January
part, blacks truly have an unlimited the ballot box, and the jury box, you Hundreds of thousands of progress. Progress is healing the newsletter.
number of opportunities in America have also the knowledge box," said Americans both white and wound, and America hasn't even "Closing this wealth and income gap is as much a practical issue as
today. I continue to say that the long Frederick Douglas. black,fought and died for blacks and begun to pull out the knife." it is a moral one: the U.S. economy can't thrive when it lacks a solid
term solution for improving our Congresswoman Barbara Jordan women to have equal rights in this America as a whole made signif- middle class", wrote Muhammad in the January 2014 edition of The
African American communities rest said, "Education remains the key to country. How can we let those sacri- icant progress in 2008 by electing Angle, the NAACP newsletter. "Americans have begun engaging in
in the arena of education. both economic and political fices fade away in vain? Or better the first black president ever. Has economic justice fights at both state and local levels, some which suc-
Annually, we recognize February empowerment." yet, how do we let those sacrifices that knife that Malcolm talked about cessfully lead to 13 states raising their minimum wage this year."
as black history month. "Education is the sole and only dry up "Like a raisin in the sun." been completely removed? Is that- Independent research by CRL determined that the typical household
It's what Dubois and Booker T. hope of the Negro race in America," So a lack of educational opportu- wound healing? has just $100 left each month after paying for basic expenses and debt
Washington debated about in the stated Booker T Washington. nities is no longer the problem, but I Time will certainly tell the story, payments. After controlling for inflation, the typical household had less
late 1800s and early 1900s. How to Many viewed him as a militant; am certainly not saying that blacks Zora Neale Hurston said, "There are annual income at the end of 2010 than it did at the beginning of 2000.
best educate former slaves so that but the real story of Malcolm X tells no longer face challenges in this years that ask questions and years Moreover, as worker productivity increased, the workplace has seldom
they can be self-sufficient and pro- a totally different story. He knew the country. There are still many that answer." rewarded them with higher pay.
vide for their families. Of course importance of education saying, inequalities that exist in housing I cannot say it enough, that Black More recently, new research from the Standard Center on Poverty and
Washington wanted blacks to focus "Education is our passport to the finance, college admittance, stand History Month is a time for not only Inequality similarly found that between 1982 and 2006, the average real
more on trades while Dubois future, for tomorrow belongs to the your ground laws, and many other reflecting back at our past accom- income for Black households rose by only 28 percent, while the same
favored a more formal education in people who prepare for it today." areas, plishments, but it's a time to also measure for White households grew 42 percent. Additional findings
the classroom. So that past has relevance even Nevertheless, those challenges are look forward. There are a lot of ail- revealed that:
Regardless of their methods of today. not crutches. We know that we can ments that affect our black commu- The Great Recession hit Black households more severely because a
Remember that old racist saying still overcome and be successful in nity education continues to be the higher share of assets were invested in their homes; and
SThe nation's middle class of all races lost more net worth from the
Another Florida Man Gets Away with Murder decline in home prices than the top 20 percent of income earners lost
from the stock market plunge.
By George E. Curry Remember, it wasn't all that long opened fire on the Black teenagers, And what did Dunn do after he The mortgage panel discussion included the National Council of La
NNPA Columnist ago when Blacks were expected to striking Jordan Davis twice. Even killed the Black teenager? He Raza, the National Urban League, National Community Reinvestment
As we approach the second stare at the ground when speaking as the teens peeled rubber trying to returned to the hotel room where he Coalition and the Center for American Progress. A second panel, dedi-
anniversary of Trayvon Martin's to White folks. They were expected get away, Dunn, 6'4" and 280 was staying after attending his only cated to auto finances abuses, added voices from the League of United
murder on Sanford, Fla., justice to say "Yes, .sir" and "Yes, Ma'm," pounds, continued to shoot into the son's weddiing. He acted as if he Latin American Citizens and a discussion of a new CRL report that
again has been shortchanged in the knowing that their parents, regard- vehicle, firing 10 times in all. had just finished a routine day at found consumers of color still report paying higher interest rates on
Sunshine State. It was incredulous less of their age, would always be He would later say that he the office. He didn't bother to noti- dealer-financed car loans than other consumers.
that George Zimmerman, a neigh- addressed by their first names, even thought he saw the barrel of a shot- fy police. Dunn acted as if nothing "Considering growing racial disparities in employment, homeowner-
borhood watchman and wannabe by White children. Refusing to gun protruding from a window of had happened, ship and wealth, CRL and its partners strongly believed the event was
cop, was found not guilty of mur- show what was considered proper the Dodge Durango SUV. But no But something did happen, necessary to draw attention to the disturbing economic trends that are
der after killing the unarmed Black respect to Whites often had violent such weapon was ever found and Jordan Davis had his life cut short causing harm in communities", said Ken Edwards, CRL's Vice
teenager who had visited a nearby repercussions, even death, for good reason it did not exist. that day. The high school senior President for Federal Affairs. "We convened the symposium; now we
convenience store to purchase a I can almost hear the words: You Even Dunn's girlfriend said he would never get the chance to make must utilize that insightful dialogue to push for progressive changes
bag of Skittles and a can of Arizona can't talk to me that way! never told her about the teens hav- his parents proud by donning a cap going forward."
Tea. And to prove his point, Dunn ing a shotgun. continued on page 5 Charlene Crowell is a communications manager with the Center for Responsible
Last Saturday, a hung jury could Lending. She can be reached at Charlene.email@example.com.
not decide whether Michael Dunn,
rammer, was guilty of murderi pr African Americans Must Respect, Uphold Their History
Jordan Davis by fatally shooting
him in the chest groin. According by Janaye Ingram could appreciate the fact that he gizes if the "photo was miscon- for justice with a word that I'm Deen.
to court testimony, Dunn pulled There's a famous quote by was so in control of the narrative, strued." sure he would have never When we don't acknowledge the
into the parking lot of a Harriet Tubman about the many promoting all of the contributions In reality, if she was a woman, approved of using. history of the word, we are behav-
Jacksonville convience store and slaves that she could have saved if of his ancestors and fellow coun- she would have just said the truth: There is a type of mental slavery ing like animals. In order to
became involved in an argument they only realized that they were trymen that made their triumphant she's sorry. The song is supposed- that still exists and it allows certain achieve our potential, we need to
after he accused 17-year-old Jordan captive. It's been floating around victory something that we were all ly a song of empowerment for people to somehow think that by instill in our children the sense of
Davis and three of his teenage on the web recently and floating celebrating as we departed. Sitting women even though it does noth- calling themselves a derogatory pride that our ancestors had. We
friends of playing their music too above the heads of those who still there, in the Independence Hall in ing or says nothing about women, name, which they have slightly need to loose ourselves from our
loudly, don't know they aren't free. Tel Aviv, it struck me as something rather it demeans Black people by altered and now claim means own mental chains to truly find the
Apparently, an argument erupted. Two weeks ago, I returned from that African Americans don't do using the N-word more than 40 something else, they are not still independence that will allow us to
Dunn's lawyer claims that Davis Israel with a newfound respect for well enough, times. (Just a note to Nikki, subjugating Black people. succeed. We can't look in the mir-
used vulgarity-laden language to the self-determination and preser- There was recently a huge con- empowering women doesn't mean Malcom X once said, "History is ror every morning and tell our-
tell his client what to do to himself, vation of Jewish people. One of troversy by a rapper in the midst of you have to belittle men.) a people's memory, and without a selves we are the N-word or any
Witnesses said Dunn shouted at the places we visited was Israel's Black History month. This time, There is a general disrespect of memory, man is demoted to the other demeaning thing and not
Davis: "You can't talk to me that Independence Hall, where the the perpetrator was Nikki Minaj history by too many of our people, lower animals." I'm sure while somehow internalize it all while
way!" founders of the Jewish state laid whose cover art for a new song Here we are in the midst of the Ms. Minaj was posting Malcolm's still expecting the rest of the world
Taken by themselves, the words out their intentions and came included the use of the N-word one month, the shortest might I picture and typing the N-word to treat us with respect. We have to
have no special meaning. However, together to ratify their new nation. along with a picture of Malcolm X. add, that we as Black people across it, she never stumbled own our narrative and let the rest
when uttered by a White man to a As the tour guide was telling the Minaj, who was originally defen- should lift up our legacy and honor across that quote. If she did, then of the world know that we demand
Black teen in a region that prided story of what happened, I noticed sive about the backlash suffered our history but instead, Nikki she would realize the sting of that respect.
itself as this nation's last bastion of that he sang the praises of his from posting the photo on her Minaj thinks it is a good idea to word still exists. It's the reason Janaye Ingram is the National
White supremacy, they take on a country's founders and more Instagram account, issued an both belittle Black people and do why NFL player Riley Cooper was Executive Director of the National
separate life of their own. importantly of the Jewish people in attempt at an apology to the estate so with an image that shows one of apologizing last year and partly Action Network.
general. It was something that I of Malcolm X, saying she apolo- our historical figures who fought why people were upset with Paula
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Victimization of Stand Your Ground Continues
Continued from front Thanksgiving after an appeals Luther King's birthday? ment. Sharpton said he could sup- U e'
He continued to shoot into the vehi- judge vacated the verdict, ruling the Following the not guilty verdict in port a support of a boycott of
cle even after it sped away, accord- jury had been improperly instruct- the Zimmerman trial, Sharpton's Florida if it were limited. And
ing to witnesses. ed. Her new trial has been set for National Action Network and other Urban League President Marc H.
A jury composed of four White March 31. civil rights groups called for peace- Morial did not express an opinion.
males, four White females, two In 2005, Florida was the first state ful protests in 100 cities. The National Urban League is hold-
Black females, a Hispanic male and to adopt Stand Your Ground legisla- Sharpton said, "We gave people a ing its national convention next
an Asian female found Dunn guilty tion, nicknamed "The Shoot First" way to express themselves and not year in South Florida.
on three attempted second-degree law. It states, "A person who is not just explode. One of the things, "We lack a spirit of resistance in
murder charges, which could land engaged in an unlawful activity and going back to Dr. King, media Black America," said Daniels.
him in jail for at least 60 years. who is attacked in any other place never gives credit to people when "Here was an opportunity for us to
However, a verdict could not be where he or she has a right to be has there is organized protests it in not only get justice for Trayvon
reached on first-degree murder no duty to retreat and has the right many ways channels to make sure Martin, but it was also an opportu-
charges, the most serious offense. to stand his or her ground and meet that justice can be achieved but also nity to imbue a spirit of resistance
Al Sharpton called for the civil force with force, including deadly gives order in society so that you in Black America that we could use
rights community to redouble its force if he or she reasonably don't have mass bedlam." to go state by state and roll back
efforts in Florida, a state he believes it is necessary to do so to After Arizona voters blocked these laws."
described as "ground zero" for the prevent death or great bodily harm observance of Dr. King's birthday Sharpton said when he and other
battle against Stand Your Ground to himself or herself or another or to with a ballot initiative, local busi- civil rights leaders raised the possi-
laws. Sharpton stated, "From prevent the commission of a nesses reported losing more than bility of a boycott with Florida state
Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis forcible felony." $200 million as a result of the boy- legislators they found that a boycott
enough is enough." Blacks see a double-standard cott. The National Football League would not help them get the votes
But the Stand Your Ground law in applied when Blacks who fire into refused to consider holding a Super that they need to repeal the law.
Florida is not enough when the the air or shoot an assailant in the Bowl in the state because of the "The governor's race in Florida
assailant is lack. leg receive serious prison time yet vote. In 1992, voters reversed their ought to be around the 'Stand Your
For example, in 2010, a year Whites and Hispanics who kill decision and in 1996, Arizona host- Ground' laws in the same way we
before Trayvon Martin was killed Black teenagers are not found ed Super Bowl XXX. made the mayor's race in New York
by Zimmerman, Michael Giles, guilty of first-degree murder. At a panel discussion last summer about 'Stop and Frisk,"' said
who was on active duty with the Moreover, according to the Urban at the National Urban League's Sharpton. "That's how you get
U.S. Air Force, and some friends Institute, an independent nonparti- annual convention in Philadelphia, laws. You have to be able to pin-
were attending a party at a local san think tank focused on economic Jesse Jackson expressed support for point and punish somebody or
nightclub in Tallahassee when a and social problems affecting a boycott of Florida, but failed to reward somebody based off of what
fight broke out between Florida Americans, "White-on-Black homi- follow-up with a national move- you want."
A&M University fraternities. cides were most likely to be ruled
Giles, who was licensed to carry a justified (11.4 percent), and Black- A nother B lack an
concealed weapon, went to his on-White homicides were least
vehicle and retrieved a pistol and likely to be ruled justified (1.2 per- continued from page 4 who was shot twice. But in their
stuck it in his pants pocket. Giles cent)." and gown and walking across a contorted reasoning, they found
testified and other witnesses con- When the Urban Institute looked a stage to receive his high school him guilty of three counts of
firmed that he was punched in the justifiable homicides matching diploma. He would not get a chance attempted second degree murder. In Tiffany Higgins, Orlando Woods,
face. Lying on the floor and fearing many of the common details found to attend college or pursue a career. other words, he was not guilty of Audrey Robinson and Reginald Robinson.
for his life, Giles drew his gun and in the Martin-Zimmerman case, the He wouldn't even get a chance to murdering Davis, but was guilty of
shot his alleged assailant one time institute found that rate of justifi- breathe again because he wasn't attempting to murder Davis' three
in the leg; two others were injured able homicides is almost six times supposed to talk to a White man friends, neither of whom were
by stray bullet fragments. For that, higher in case with attributes that that way. struck by a bullet.
Giles, who had no criminal record, match the Martin case." According to Rolling Stone, Dunn Florida State Attorney Angela
received a 25-year sentence for told detectives, "They didn't follow Corey said she will retry Dunn on -
attempted murder, which he is still The Urban Institute report on Stand my orders. What was I supposed to first-degree murder charges. But
serving. Your Ground laws stated: "With do if they wouldn't listen?" this is the same State Attorney who
And it's hard to forget the case of respect to race, controlling for all For starters, he wasn't supposed to unsuccessfully prosecuted George
Marissa Alexander, the Florida other case attributes, the odds a take the kid's life. But he did. His Zimmerman for first-degree mur-
woman who was sentenced to a white-on-black homicide is found lawyer plans to argue that Dunn der. If she puts on a case as poorly
mandatory 20 years in prison after justified is 281 percent greater than was Standing his Ground. as she did against Zimmerman,
she fired a warning shot to hold off the odds a white-on-white homicide His lawyer, Corey Strolla, told Dunn won't have anything addi-
her abusive husband. No one was is found justified." Rolling Stone last year, "I don't tional to worry about. -
injured yet Alexander received a What should be done to hold have to prove the threat, just that Still, he'll probably die in prison.
mandatory 20-year-sentence under Florida accountable the same way Mike Dunn believed it." And if some of the true thugs catch
Florida's 10-20-Life law. After Arizona was punished with a Evidently, Strolla sold the jury on up with him in the slammer, he
serving three years, she was national boycott in 1990 after it that belief. They couldn't agree that might like how they are going to Philip Parsons, Damien Haitsuka, Jacksonville Urban League
released shortly before refused to recognize Dr. Martin his client murdered Jordan Davis, talk to him. President Richard Danford and Brian Holmes.
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Historic Mount Zion A.M.E. P.U.S.H. Ministry's Annual Brunch Pastor Lee Harris
Family & Friends Celebration On Saturday, February 22nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. come share in o f M t. Olive
Refreshing Women P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens) Ministry's
The family of Historic Mount Zion AME Church requests your presence annual brunch/luncheon. The theme is "Women empowered to move by Celebrates 21st
at their Family and Friends Day Worship service, Sunday March 9th at the courage". Speakers are Evangelist Lanita Gadsen, and Laura Matthewson
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. worship service. The theme is: "Standing together in of Christ Church, Ponte Vedra and the Mime Dancers for Christ. The Anniversary
Christ." The event will include celebration through worship, music and brnch takes place at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 6801 Merrill Rd. Forcelebrate the 21st anniversary of Pastor
dance. Guest includes Meachum Clark and True Purpose, the Restoration more information contact Reverend Mattie Freeman at 220-6400.Come celebrate the 21st anniversary of Pastor
Dance group and much more! Come out and worship and bring a friend! Lee Harris of Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist
The celebration will take place at Historic Mount Zion A.M.E., Pastor Church, Sunday, February 23rd at the 4 p.m.
Pearce Ewing, 201 East Beaver St. For more information call 355-9475. Annual Grant W riting Summit service. Pastor Lee E. Harris will be feted with
Does your church need a grant? St. Thomas Christian University will hold appreciation from the congregation for his 21
Naturopathic Herbalist Dr. Scott a grant writing workshop training series that leads to training and certifica- years of service. Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist
tion. The summit is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd, 10 a.m. to 4 Pastor Lee Harris Church is located at 1301 Myrtle Avenue N. For
W hitaker at M asjid El-Salam p.m. at St Thomas Christian University, 103 Century 21 Dr. For more more information call 472-9842 or email
Join Dr. Scott Whitaker Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and author details call 389-5592 or visit www.greateducation.com. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at www.mtolivepb.org.
with over 20 years experience in herbology, iridology, homeopathy, natu-
ral healing and detoxification. Hear Dr. Whitaker, Sunday, April 27th at 1 UNF Interfaith W eek BCU Friends & Family Day
p.m. at Masjid El-Salaam, 1625 North Pearl Street. For more information UNF's 7th Annual Interfaith Week is March 3rd through March 8th. The at Simpson M emorial U.M .C.
visit www.salaammasjid.com or call 359-0980. purpose of Interfaith Week is to raise awareness about the diversity of ide- The Bethune-Cookman University Alumni of Simpson Memorial United
ological and religious frameworks in America. The 2014 theme is "Better Methodist Church, Laurence Barriner, Pastor, will once again, have their
W omen Of Prayer and Together: With our Powers Combined!" Enjoy festivals, lectures and dia- annual BCU Alumni and Friends Day on Sunday, February 23rd, at 3 p.m.
logues. For more details call 620-1000 or visit www.unf.edu/interfaith-cen- Guest Speaker is the new Chaplain of BCU, The Reverend David Allen, Jr.
Purpose Prayer Breakfast ter. Interfaith Week celebration will be held on the campus of UNF. For more information call 355-9335. Simpson Memorial United Methodist
You are cordially invited to the Florida Central Second Ecclesiastical Church is located at 1114 Cleveland St.
Jurisdiction Spring Conference Prayer Breakfast, Sponsored by the W ayman Chapel AM E Celebrates
Jurisdictional Deacon Wives, Wednesday, March 12th at Deerwood h
Country Club, 10239 Golf Club Drive at 8:30 a.m. For more information 132nd Anniversary St. John M issionary Baptist Church,
call Missionary Mattie Ferrell at 434-2195. Wayman Chapel AME Church will Church and Pastors Anniversary
celebrate it's 132nd Church St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 135 Brickyard Road, Middleburg, FL
Pastor Lorenzo Hall's Anniversary, Saturday, February 22nd 32068 will be celebrating the Church's 133 years of existence and Dr. C.
irand Sunday, February 23rd. Services Edward Preston Sr, Pastor 24 years of service. The celebrations will be held
Birthdland activities will take place at during the month of March are as follows: Sunday: March 2, March 9,
Celebrate with love Pastor Lorenzo Hall's birthday dinner Saturday, Wayman Chapel, 8855 Sanchez March 16, March 23, and March 30 all services will begin at 4 p.m. Come
February 22nd, 6 to 8 p.m. at Greater El Beth El Holiness Church, 723 W. Road. On Saturday, February 22nd and experience the move of God and be blessed with singing, praying, and
4th Street. Come fellowship for this joyous occasion and celebrate a birth- from I 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the out- preaching at these services. For further information call 272-5100 or visit
day milestone! For more info contact Glorious Johnson at 962-4412. door Tailgate Party and the 5th www.thestjohnmbc.org or email mlfegins@beUsouth.net.
Annual Isaac Symms Jr. Bake Off
One Church One Child Annual Prayer Contest! On Sunday, February 23rd
attend church school at 9:30 a.m. and Summerville M issionary Baptist
Breakfast at Scottish Rite Temple celebrate moing worship at 11a.m. Chulack History Program
Guest speaker is Bishop Adam Church Black History Program
The One Church One Child Annual Partnership Prayer Breakfast for Jefferson Richardson, 11th Episcopal "No longer must we worship in secret. Let us be bold and brazing when
adoption and foster care is scheduled for Saturday, February 22nd, 9 11 District. Everyone is welcome to join we worship the Lord our God" says Summerville Missionary Baptist
a.m. at Scottish Rite Cathedral, 29 W 6th St. The theme is "Returning the in this celebration! For more informa- Church where James W. Henry is the Pastor. Visit Summerville Missionary
hearts of the Fathers back to the children." For more information call 239- tion call Wanda Patterson at 739-7500 Baptist as they will host a Black History worship service Sunday, February
1307 or visit www.fssnf.org. Bishop Richardson or visit www.wayman.org. 23rd at 5 p.m. The program will reflect and honor African American fore-
fathers and mothers. Summerville Missionary Baptist Church is located at
Yellow & Green celebrates Heart Family & Friends Day at Greater Grant 690 W. 20th St. For more information call the church office at 598-0510.
The Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, Reverend Tan C. Moss and W A
M onth at Greater M acedonia congregation will have a "Family & Friends Day", Sunday, February 23rd W odlawn Presbyterian A nua
The Yellow and Green of Sigma Chapter Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., ill at 10:30 a.m. Bringing the message for the event is Greater Grants' first W omen's Day Service
The Yellow and Green of Sigma Chapter Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., will lady, Sister Brenda Moss. For more information call 764-5992. meB S ay e
go RED for a day in celebration of "Heart Month". Festivities will be held lady, Sister Brenda Moss. For moreThe public is invited to attend the Annual Women's Day service of the
on Saturday, February 22nd, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Macedonia Baptist Woodlawn Presbyterian Women's organization, Sunday, March 9th at 11
Church, 1880 W Edgewood Avenue. Guest speaker is Dana Morris, MN, St. Paul AM E Church Celebrates a.m. in the sanctuary ofthe church. The theme is "Celebrating the Gifts of
ARNP, FNP-C. Light Refreshments will be served. For more information "First Family Leadership" Women". A reception will be held in the family life center immediately fol-
call 764-9257 or visit www.gmbc.net. lowing the service. For more information call the church at 768-5905.
The members of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 6910 Woodlawn Presbyterian Church is located at 3026 Woodlawn.
Jax Childrens Choir celebrates M LK New Kings Road will celebrate the pastoral leadership of the Pastor Marvin
C. Zander's, II and his family on Sunday, February 23rd. The acclaimed Zeta Phi Beta Pearls Breakfast
with Every Voice and Ebenzer Choir choir of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia will be special guests at Z ta ra
Join the Jacksonville Children's Chorus for the 5th annual Reverend. Dr. the 10:55 a.m. worship experience. The celebration will culminate at 4 p.m. Hosted by Emmanuel M issionary
Join the Jacksonville Children's Chorus for the 5th annual Reverend. Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" concert. Come cele- with guest preachers, Reverend David W. Green Sr., Pastor ofAllen Temple
Martin Luther King, Jr. "ift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" concert. Come cele- AME Church, Tampa, Florida. Also on program is the Reverend Karl N. Celebrate local heroes as they are honored at the Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority,
brate the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and hear guest choir, Flagg and Mt. Tabor First Baptist Church, Palatka, Florida. Friends and the Inc, Beta Alpha Zeta Chapter Community Pearls Breakfast, Saturday,
the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta (where Rev. King was the public are extended a special invitation to share in this special celebration March 1st at 9 a.m. Celebrate the Pearls at Emanuel Missionary Baptist
Pastor). The event takes place, Saturday, February 22nd at 7 p.m. at for the unparalleled leadership of Pastor Marvin C. Zander and his family. Church, 2407 Division St. For more information email
Hendricks Baptist Church, 4001 Hendricks Ave. For more details email For more details contact the church office at 764-2755 or via the web at email@example.com.
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Flipping Through the Free Press Files
Brothers Dennis "Mr. Natural" Stewart and Michael Stewart
Congressman John Lewis (Ga) and Aleizha Baston Then Ritz Theater Director Carol Alexander reading the Free Press
Unveiling of Jacksonville's 5 most influential people of the Millennium with
community advocates Camilla Thompson, Rachman Johnson, Gwen
Leaphart, Joel McEachon, Reggie Fullwood, Mack Freeman, Dr. Evelyn Greensboro, NC Negroe League baseball player Herb Barnhill
Young, Dr. Bill Brown, Lydia Wooten and Dr. Jim Crooks. Bernard Gregory handling business at the Free Press offices. autographing the shirt of fan Marquez King in Durkeeville.
Tracie Collier Davis and actress Sherri Headley at the Essence Fest Kansas City Monarchs Negro LeaguePlayer Henry "Bird" Clark Frank Frazier and City Councilwoman Mia Jones
Sheriff Nat Glover leading the MLK parade! Super Weekend Forum featuring: Dr. David Black,
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TWkN Ste '-wa ter
At the 2001 MLK Breakfast: Keynote speaker Bishop John Hurst P J
Adams, Sr. Bishop Frank Cobbin, Dr. Richard Danford, Rev. Rudolph A wedding shower to remember included Barbara Green, Rebecca
Lc al a rt ists Marsha Hatcher, Synthia St. James,Williams, Derya Williams, Taffeta Young and Carlotra Guyton
andIn 2002 at the Summer Splash in Julia Bentleys Garden are Lucileexhibit.
S f N eButler, Georgia Lewis, Christaine the JLK Barade! Sinbar W end Music Festival in Aruba are Jax natives
Tony and Janice Nelson Leach, Valerie Williams and Dorothy Bradley. Michael Scott, Stephanie Warthen and Emory White.
Tony and Janice Nelson Leach, Valerie Wfiiams and Dorothy Bradley. Michael Scott, Stephanie Warthen and Emory White.
Page 8 Ms. Perry's Free Press February 20-26, 2014
.. AROUND TOWN
What to do from social, volunteer, political and sports activities to self enrichment and the civic scene
"Remember the Times" Duval County's Kingsley Plantation, the Gullah Marian Anderson in III Convention Center, 1000 Water for each basket made. Call 630-
Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor St. Booths showcase tips on home 3900 for more information.
Black History Tour Day of Gardening and civil rights leaders from the Concert at the Beach improvement, remodeling, and
There will be a "Remember the "A Day of Gardening" program is area. Special guest tour guide is The Beaches Fine Arts series will design. Doors open at ,11 a.m. For 20th Annual St. Mary's
Times" Black History tour, scheduled for Saturday, February Derek Hankerson, an enthusiastic present the Marian Anderson more information and tickets visit
Saturday, February 22nd. Come 22nd, 8:30 2:30 p.m. The dead- Gullah descendant, historian and Quartet and Soprano Ruby Hinds, www.jacksonvillespringhome- Mardi Gras Festival
learn about the African American line to register is Feb. 18th. The documentary filmmaker. Take the Sunday, February 23rd at 4 p.m. show.com or call 877-871-7469. On Saturday, March 1st, St.
Heritage of Jacksonville. For more Duval County Extension program is tour, Saturday, February 22nd at 10 The Annual Season of Concerts at Mary's Mardi Gras Festival will
details and departure times, and a fun day for gardening enthusiast a.m. For more information call 261- the Beach will take place at St. Minority Chef Summit feature a parade, decorated floats
locations visit www.jaxheritage- to listen to exciting speakers, 9972 or email Paul's by-the-Sea Episcopal, 465 and impressive costumes. This
consultants.com. plants, garden themed items, ven- firstname.lastname@example.org llth Avenue N., Jacksonville The Minoity Chef Summit spon- year's "Out of This World" themed
dors and lunch! The workshop will or visit via the web at Beach. For more call 249-4091. sored by Clara White Mission and event showcases exciting activities
Jax Childrens Choir be held at 1010 N. McDuff Ave. www.ameliarivercruises.com. sco Foods will present 'A Forma that are family friendly. The festival
Forage' ticket launch dinner and events are rom 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
SFor more information email beck- Alvin Aley Dancerati Thursday, February events are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
email@example.com or call 255-7450. Dialoae T y F r include vendors, food and fun! For
J oin the Jacksonville Children's Negroe League Dialogue Theater is back! 27th, 6 to 9 p.m. at White Harvest parade participation information
Chorus for the 5th annual Dr. Come Back & Stay at JP Smalls Park Experience the power of Alvin Farms, 1501 Lewis Industrial contact AngelaWigger at 912-882-
Martin Luther King, Jr. "Lift Ev'ry y The Durkeeville History Society Ailey American Dance Theater and Drive. The evening includes a five- 4000 or visit www.visitstmarys.com.
Voice and Sing" concert. Come cel- Engaged at Raines H.S. presents a "Negroe League" lecture feel the pulse-racing thrill of con- course dinner and cocktail recep-
ebrate the life of Reverend Dr. There will be a Community Come at JP Smalls Ballpark, Saturday, temporary favorites and sprit lifting tion. For more information call the Musician Nick
Martin Luther King, Jr. and hear Back & Stay Engaged Event at February 22nd at 10 a.m. to noon. joy of beloved classics. The Alvin Clara White Mission at 354-4162 or
guest choir, the Historic Ebenezer Raines High School on Saturday, Hear guest speakers and Negro Ailey masterpiece takes place, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Colionne at the Ritz!
Baptist Church of Atlanta (where February 22nd, from 12:30 p.m. League history! For more informa- Tuesday, February 25th at 7:30 The Ritz Jazz Jamm is back with
Rev. King was the Pastor). The until 4:30 p.m.. The purpose of the tion call the Durkeeville History p.m. at The Times Union Center, Second Annual Jax the urban and contemporary jazz
event takes place, Saturday, event is to mobilize the community Society at 598-9567 or visit 300 Water St. For more details call Talent Competition style of Nick Colionne, Saturday,
February 22nd at 7 p.m. at to support local public schools. It www.durkeevillehistoricalsociety.c 442-2929 or visit4 March 1st for two shows at 7 p.m.
Hendricks Baptist Church, 4001 will consist of a documentary om. JP Smalls Park is located at www.artistsseriesjax.org. Jax Taen is an oppo y and 10 p.m. For tickets and more
Hendricks Ave. For more details screening of We Remember Raines: 1701 Myrtle Avenue. d ancing, music or drama, whateve information call the Ritz box office
email ddailey@jaxchildrenscho- An American High School Story and Zora, the Museum d have to shi i onr drama, w hateer at 632-5555 or visit www.ritzjack-
rus.org or call 353-1636. a panel discussion focused on the Phi Delta Kappa Civil Exhibit on Display show is open for registration until sonvile.com. The Ritz is ocate at
importance of engaging the com-829 N Davis St.
Duval County's munity featuring Dr. Nikolai P. Rights Banquet ZORA! Museum Exhibit is open February 28th. Contestants must
"A Dy of Gard Vitti, Apryl Shackelford (2013 The National Sorority of Phi Delta for viewing at the Durkeeville register online at Mayor's Walk for
A Day of Gardening" Teacher of the Year), and other Kappa, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter Historical Society until Thursday, www.ecolatino.com or www.your-
The Duval County Extension notable educators and community will celebrate its annual African- February 27th. For a tour and jax.com. General audition is Senior Wellness
Office "A Day of Gardening" is advocates. Participants will also American History/Commission on other details call 598-9567 or visit Saturday, March 15th, at UNF. The Calling all Duval County seniors
offering a fun day for gardening have an opportunity to participate Civil Rights Banquet Saturday, www.durkeevillehistoricalsociety.c final stage of the contest is a live ages 60 and over to join the City of
enthusiast to listen to exciting in a community resource fair. For February 22nd at 6 p.m. The om. The Durkeeville Historical show, Friday, May 30th at UNF in Jacksonville for a 1.5-mile walk
speakers on many different subjects more details call 390-2960. event will be held at the Emanuel Society is located at 1293 W. 19th The Ballroom, Student Union around the Sports Complex area to
Saturday, February 22nd, 8:30 Missionary Baptist Church Street. Building 58 West, Third. For more promote active lifestyles for sen-
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come shop for Kingsley Plantation Fellowship Hall located at 2407 details email JasmineRhey@gmail.com. iors. The senior wellness walk is
plants and garden themed items Rev. S. L. Badger Jr. Circle Annual Ja Saturday, March 1st at 10 a.m. For
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Ongoing Feuds Over Civil Rights Leaders'
Legacy Reveal Collision Of Money And History
by Jesse Holland King in 2006. ous cease-and-desist letters to stop them over, saying her brothers want
WASHINGTON (AP) Martin Not even a long life and careful various uses of King's written work to sell them, just as the three of
Luther King Jr.'s daughter recently planning are enough to quell dis- and image, and followed up with them have sold other items that
walked up to the pulpit of the putes. court action if they weren't satisfied belonged to their father.
Atlanta church where her father Parks, who died in 2005 at age with the results. "I take this strong position for my
preached and, in a painful public 92, stipulated in her will that her Last year, they sued Andrew father because Daddy is not here to
display, dissociated herself from her belongings go to a charitable foun- IYoung, a King confidante who say himself, 'My Bible and my
brothers, dation, the Rosa and Raymond w helped their father coordinate civil medals are never to be sold not to
She accused them of plotting to Parks Institute for Self- rights efforts throughout the South, an institution or even a person,"' she
sell their father's personal Bible and Development in Detroit. Parks had over footage of King that shows up said during a news conference this
his Nobel Peace Prize items she no children, but her nieces and in a series produced by Young's month at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist
declared "sacred" and worth more nephews challenged her will, and foundation. The King children Church. Her brothers, who run
than money. this fight has left her valuable pos- acted in 2008 to block actor and King's estate, have not responded
When it comes to fights like this, session in limbo for nearly a singer Harry Belafonte from auc- publicly to their sister's complaints.
the Kings are not alone. decade. tioning documents that their parents It's the same for Parks and
Malcolm X's daughters are suing King, Parks and Malcolm X were had given Belafonte years earlier, Malcolm X.
to block a book deal, signed by one not wealthy people in life, so their leading Belafonte to sue the Because of infighting, a trove of
sister, to publish their father's diary. families have a right to be con- younger Kings last year in hopes of Parks memorabilia unseen writ-
Rosa Parks' valuable mementos, cemed about the financial value of determining legal ownership. ings from a young Parks, mementos
including her Presidential Medal of their famous relatives' legacy, said Young has said the Kings' lawsuit from world leaders who honored
Freedom and Congressional Gold john a. powell, director at the Haas doesn't bother him because the her, and family artifacts sits
Medal of Honor, have sat in a New Institute for a Fair and Inclusive question of rightful ownership does unsold at Guernsey's auction house
York City warehouse for years Society at the University of need to be sorted out, especially in New York, waiting for a buyer.
because of a protracted battle over California, Berkeley. because certain aspects of King's Guemsey's can't sell the material
her estate. "Somebody is going to make legacy belong to him, too. Lawyers piecemeal because, after much legal
America's greatest civil rights money off their names," powell on both sides of the Belafonte law- wrangling, a judge ordered it sold
leaders may belong to the ages, but said. "You just hope people do it suit did not return telephone calls together. No museum, foundation
the fights among family, friends and with a certain amount of dignity." seeking comment; court papers or private collector has met the.$10
outsiders over control of their earth- Few would say that's happened. indicate a settlement is being pur- million price for the entire collec-
ly possessions seem never-ending. Many point to the King family's sued. tion, said Arlan Ettinger, president
Unsavory as they may appear, public feuds as evidence that it has The King heirs even have used of Guernsey's.
fights like these are not unique, and not. the courts to fight each other. Last year, the family of Malcolm
are exacerbated by the moral heft of "To be fighting over money and In 2008, Bernice and Martin III X successfully blocked Chicago-
the leaders' life work, and the fact profit is to dishonor everything sued Dexter, accusing him of acting based Third World Press from pub-
that their belongings could be worth their father stood for," said Deborah improperly as head of their father's lishing diaries from his pilgrimage
millions. With each court battle, E. McDowell, director of the Carter estate. The three reached a private to Mecca and his travels across the
civil rights historians worry about G. Woodson Institute for African- settlement in October 2009. Middle East and Africa in 1964.
the negative impact such infighting American and African Studies and Now they're back in court again, Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, lawyer
might have on the legacy of the Alice Griffin professor of English at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X with Martin III and Dexter suing for Third World Press, said in court
civil rights movement. the University of Virginia. with or a new item someone decides instead of diaries that might be very Bernice over her possession of their papers that the publisher has a
Neither Malcolm X nor King, Most families only have to deal to sell," said Andrew Mayoras, who valuable, but oftentimes what we father's Bible and his 1964 Nobel signed contract from one of
killed in 1965 and 1968, respective- with a parent's estate once. But specializes in probate matters. "So see is that it's not the value of the Peace Prize medal. Malcolm X's six daughters, Ilyasah
ly, left wills, so there are no when the parent in question was a yes, for these families we do think item, it's the sentimental attachment Both items are likely to gain Shabazz, making her siblings' com-
specifics about what they wanted beloved historic figure, there regu- it's going to keep going on and on, or the emotion that's involved," she value: The 50th anniversary of plaints moot.
done with their belongings. The larly are new issues to address, said sadly." said. King's Nobel Prize is later this year, The company created by the
strong widows who built legacies lawyers Andrew and Danielle Many American families go Martin III, Dexter and Bernice and King's personal Bible was used activists' children, X Legacy LLC,
for them and who could enforce Mayoras, who wrote a book about through the same thing, said King have fought in court for years, to swear in President Barack indicated in court papers that it
peace in the family through matriar- famous estate battles. Danielle Mayoras, an estate attor- going after their father's friends and Obama during his second inaugura- plans to publish the diaries to coin-
chal fiat, also are gone: Betty "There can always be a new proj- ney. "Sometimes they are fighting fellow activists in addition to each tion in 2013. cide with next year's 50th anniver-
Shabazz in 1997, Coretta Scott ect that the family is approached over the Christmas ornaments other. The family has sent numer- Bernice King refused to turn sary of Malcolm X's assassination.
A True Champion and Father of African- New York Students Banned From Covering
American History: Carter G. Woodson Malcolm X For Black History Month
by Valerie Jarrett fidently contribute to For Black History Month, ele- son didn't buy in to that message, officials at the district to discuss the
In the fall of 1870, a society, and reach our mentary school students at P.S. 201 "[My mom said,] 'I want him to incendiary matter. The councilman
handful of students made full potential. in Flushing, N.Y., were tasked with know and understand.' My mom told NBC New York, "The school
their way through the I was struck by Carter writing about any prominent histor- took a stand because something was took them seriously," he said.
northwest quadrant of Woodson's story both ical figure but when a few decided X'd out, and my mom made a dif- "There's a plan for going forward.
the nation's capital, and as we observe Black upon slain civil rights leader ference. She said, 'I want him to The school acknowledged there
through the doors of History Month at the Malcolm X (pictured), some teach- know that Black history really was a mistake to leave the kids with
D.C.'s "Preparatory White House, -and as I ers at the school put the brakes on means something. To be Black the impression that Malcolm X is
High School for Colored reflect on the tangential their selection, reportedly referring means a lot."' somehow an [in]appropriate subject
Youth," the country's story of another Dunbar to the controversial activist as The parents not only took their to study."
first public high school faithful. My father, Dr. "bad" and violent," reports the New complaints to the school principal Meanwhile, the Department of
for African American James E. Bowman, who York Daily News. but to the district as well. Council Education said in a statement,
children. There, in the would be 91 years old A few parents of the grade member Rory Lancman, whose "Malcolm X is a historical figure
shadow of the American today, attended Dunbar schoolers were angered by the edu- Queens district encompasses the and a hero to many New Yorkers
Civil War, and dawned and graduated at the age cator's anti-Malcolm X stance and Flushing school, also got wind of that we believe should be celebrat-
with the spark of recon- of 16, decades after Mr. could not fathom why they painted the controversy surrounding the ed in our schools."
struction, a converted Woodson had moved the iconic leader as such a malevo- Black History project. "Certain his- The grade school, which has a 43
basement-turned-class- on, and amidst another lent demagogue to the children. torical figures might be complicat- percent Black student population,
room in the lower floor era of struggle and Parent Angel Minor said her 9-year- ed, might be a challenge to learn was previously at the center of con-
of Fifteenth Street restructuring in old son told her: "Mom, we were about, but kids need to learn about troversy in 2012 when a kinder-
Presbyterian Church America. He would doing black history projects and I them," Lancman told NBC New garten teacher gave her students a
bore the seeds of Dunbar Dr. Carter G Woodson later become a renowned was told we can't do Malcolm X York. worksheet with a picture of a gun
High School, which would University of Chicago, and his pathologist and expert in because he was violent." Lancman and other community and a robber on it for a spelling les-
become one of the country's pre- Ph.D. in history from Harvard genetics and inherited disease, as And Minor made sure that her leaders met with parents and school son.
eminent institutions for African University in 1912. well as the first African American
American educational achieve- After Harvard, Woodson moved resident at St. Luke's Hospital in
ment. The students and teachers to Washington, D.C. and joined Chicago, and the first African
who graced its hallways would be the Dunbar High School staff, American to receive tenure at the
heard through the years in the which at that point was called the University of Chicago Division of
halls of Congress, in the highest "M Street School." He taught Biological Sciences. Like Mr.
ranks of the U.S. Military, at the there for years until joining the Woodson, and so many others
heart of our civil rights movement, faculty at Howard University, over the years, my dad broke
and in the upper echelons of med- where he began teaching down barriers throughout his life
ical and scientific study. Howard's first ever black history and career, and left us a world bet-
One such voice was that of courses, ter than the one he found.
Carter G. Woodson; a journalist, Carter Woodson spent his career Today, Dunbar struggles against
author, historian, and co-founder promoting the importance of black many of the same economic,
of the Association for the Study of history as part of the American social, family, and scholastic bar-
Negro Life and History (ASNLH). story, and in context of the birth riers to success that face so many
It was through his work with the and evolution of global civiliza- schools in America, and which
ASNLH that Woodson spearhead- tions. With the publication of The leave too many children fighting
ed the celebration of "Negro Journal of Negro History, the for- for the chance they deserve. But
History Week" in America, which mation of the ASNLH, and the we can certainly learn from Carter
served as the precursor to Black inception of Negro History Week, Woodson, that we need only look
History Month, which was offi- Woodson is often cited as the to our past to understand our
cially recognized by President "father of black history," and one capacity for forging our own des-
Gerald Ford in 1976. of the earliest champions of tiny in the face of unrelenting
The son of former slaves, African American empowerment challenges. The strength of our
Woodson grew up poor, and through historic learning. future as a country, as always,
unable to attend school regularly. Woodson taught us that, "those lives in the hearts and minds of
Still, he managed to master who have no record of what their our young people, and I can think
scholastic fundamentals on his forebears have accomplished lose of no surer vessel in which to
own. After entering high school at the inspiration which comes from place our faith.
the age of 20, he earned his degree the teaching of biography and his- Carter G Woodson is buried at
in 2 years and continued on with tory." Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in
an impressive academic career It was his belief that a thorough Suitland-Silver Hill, MD, and his
earning a bachelor's degree from and prideful understanding of our DC home is preserved as a
Berea College in Kentucky, a post history as Americans, and a full National Historic Site.
as a school supervisor in the grasp of the contributions of black Valerie Jarrett is Senior Adviser to
Philippines for nearly five years, a people would provide us the foun- the President and Chair of the White
master's degree in 1908 from the dation and vision we need to con- House Council on Women and Girls
February 20-26, 2014 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 10
FOR THE WEEK OF FEB. 18 24, 2014
SCI CENRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE Mio EASTERN IA SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE A SOUTHWESTERN INDEPENDENTS
SATHLEnc ASSOCIATION C ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE V ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IN l
DIv CONFALL. CONF ALL CONF ALL DIV ALL W L
NORTH DMSION W L W L W L W L W L EASTDIVISION W L W L W L W L Central State 15 9
Bowie State 6 2 7 7 13 12 North Carolina Central 11 1 20 5 Fort Valley State 11 1 15 6 # Southern 11 2 15 11 W Va State 9 13
Lincoln 5 3 9 5 17 7 Hampton 9 3 14 11 Paine 9 5 14 10 Alabama State 8 4 14 9 Univ.ofDC 3 19
Eliz. CityState 4 4 7 7 12 12 Norfolk State 8 3 14 11 ClarkAtlanta 8 5 12 9 AlabamaA&M 7 5 10 12 heyney 3 20
rginiaState 5 8 13 11 Morgan State 8 3 1013 Benedict 9 6 149 Alcorn State 7 6 10 15 Linln(Mo 3 2
Chowan 3 5 5 91 11 13 Sav9Linoln(Mo.) 3 21
Virginia Union 3 5 5 9 6 17 Savannah State 7 9 1 Albany State 8 7 11 12 #Ark. Pine Bluff 7 6 9 16 Tnnessee State 3 24
SSOUTH DMSION Coppin State 6 6 9 6 Tennessee State 3 24
Liingstone 7 1 10 4 17 6 FloridaA&M 6 7 10 16 Claflin 6 10 9 17 Texas Southern 6 6 10 14
Winston-SalemState 6 2 10 4 15 9 SCState 5 7 9 16 Morehouse 4 9 7 14 PrairieViewA&M 6 6 8 16 ND. PLAYEROFTHE WEEK
Fayetteville State 5 3 9 5 17 8 Howard 4 7 6 20 WEST DIVISION Jackson State 5 8 9 16 PLAYER
J.C. Smith 3 5 6 8 14 10 NCA&TState 4 8 8 19 Tuskegee 10 4 13 10 #Miss. Valley St. 4 9 8 18 PatrickMller,6-4,Jr.,GF,TENNESSEESTATE
Shaw 2 6 6 8 8 16 Bethune-Cookman 4 9 6 22 Kentucky State 10 5 13 10 # Grambling State 2 11 3 19 Got his average dropping 23 points in loss at
Belmont. Averaging 23.2 points thru 27 games.
St. Augustine's 1 7 4 10 11 13 Delaware State 3 9 7 18 Stillman 9 5 14 11 # neligible foronference ae-P-ostseasonplay NEWCOMER
CIAAPLAYERS OF THE WEEK Md. E. Shore 2 9 4 19 LeMoyne-Owen 6 8 9 14 SWAC PLARaheem Lemons, 6-5, Jr., F, CENTRAL STATE
CIAA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK2 22 SWA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Totalled 17 points and 17 rebounds in loss to
CIAA PLAYERS MAPLYROTHWE Miles 2 14 2 22 PLAYER Kentucky Wesleyan after getting 9 points and 8
CO UNT Houston Rockets Photo Mark Thomas, Sr, G, LIVINGSTONE -Averaged PLAYER 1 14 3 18 e an Luckett6-4, S., FALCORN STATE- ads s T ae en 9 pontsand 8
31.5 points in two wins. Tallied 21 points in win over Tyshawn Bell, 6-7, Sr, F, DELSTATE Back-to- Averaged 20.5 points in two wins. Scored 16 points
DOW N T RISING STAR: Former JC Smith Saturday and career-high 42 points in win back 21-point games in wins over Sav. State and SIAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK and had three rebounds in win overArkansas-Pine
DOW N I Tennessee State hoops over Fayetteville Stae Monday. In FSU game, hiton B-CU. Shot 7 of9 (78%) on 2-of-2 from long range PLAYER Bluff Monday. Scored game-high 25 points in win
12 of 19 field goals including 7 of 93s. and 5-of-5fromthelinevs. SSU. Haddoubledouble LamarAdklns, 6-8, Sr., F, BENEDICT- Fin- over Miss. Valley State Saturday.
HOO PS standout rocks D-League Jody Hill, Sr. G, LIVINGSTONE Had 19 points of 21 points, 10 boards and 4 assists vs. B-CU. ished with 26 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, NEWCOMER
All-Star gamefor33 points, in win over JCSU and 35 in win over FSU. Shot 10 ROOKIE 1 steal and 4 blocks in 77-74 OT win vs. NA
STO URS of 18 from the field vs. FSU including 7 of 15 from James Daniel, 5-11, Fr., G, HOWARD -Averaged Clark Atlanta.
TO RN wins MVP honor. behind the arc. 29.0 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1.5 steals in Ulysses Thomas, III, Jr., F, KENTUCKY
COACH games vs. NSU and UMES. Had 25 points and six STATE-Averaged 14.3 points, 1.3 rebounds,
James Stinson, LIVINGSTONE Got wins over 3s vs. NSU, 33 points vs. UMES. 1.3 assists, 7 steals and 4 blocks in two wins.
SOUTHERN HIT WITH POSTSEASON BANS; JCSU and FSU to move to stay on top of CIAA DEFENSE NEWCOMER
South at7-1. Du'Vaughn Maxwell, 6-7, r-Jr., F, NCCU 22 Toby Veal, 5-8, Sr., F/C, PAINE -Averaged
MEAC, CIAA INDOOR TRACK TITLES CLAIMED boards, 8 blocks in wins over UMES (14 rebs., 8 11 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 blocks
blks.) NSU. Added 28 points on offense. in two wins.
UNDER THE BANNER Tourneys on the horizon S
WHATS GOING ON N AND AROUND BLACK COLLEGE SPORTS St. Augustine's @ Fayetteville State
WHATGOINGONINANDAROUNDBLACKCOLLEGESPORTS CIAA ing Virginia State or Saturday host- faces the same two teams at home Elizabeth City State @ Bowie State
SOUTHERN FIGHTIG P STS N B : This is the final week of regular ing ECSU. Lincoln played at Chow- in reverse order and also has a date Liincoin @ Virginia State
SOUTHERN FIGHTING POSTSEASON BAN: season play in the CIAA and some an Wednesday and is at Virginia Monday (Feb. 24) vs. LeMoyne- Sha J. C.Smith
Livingstone @ W-Salem State
All of the sports teams at Southern University are of the four first round byes for the State Saturday. ECSU hosts Virginia Owen. Chowan @ Virginia Union
Sunder a postseason ban from the men and women into next week's Union Wednesday before heading to The Tuskegee and Stillman MEAC
S1N. C. Central @ N. C. A&T
NCAA pending the school pro- tournament in Charlotte (Feb. 26 to Bowie State Saturday. match-ups close out the SIAC regu- Savannah State @ S, C. State
March 2) are decided. In the women's North, Vir- lar season for KSU. Norfolk State @ Coppin State
viding documentation of academ- UMES @ Delaware State
Livingstone's men (17-6) ap- ginia State (8-0) is in with the first MEAC Hampton @ Howard
ic performance program data. pear to be ending the regular season bye. The other four teams in the di- With wins over South Carolina SIAC
The ban was announced pub- on a high note. James Stinson's vision are separated by two games State (67-53) and Savannah State Leoyne-Ow @ Be ies
licly at a press conference last Bears stretched their current win with two games to play. (76-62) North Carolina Central Lane @ Tuskegee
Thursday by Southern Athletic streak to five games with big home In the South, Fayetteville State (11-1) has run its win streak to 11 Fort ley State @ SAlante
Director Dr. William Brous- winsSaturday over Johnson C. (7-1) and Shaw (6-2) have clinched games and increased its MEAC Morehouse @ ClarkAtlanta
Smith (87-82) and Monday over the byes. lead to two games over three teams Alco tate Alabama State
sard. The "most imminent im- Fayetteville State (116-101). In the thebyes lead to two games over three teams State Alabama State
Broussard T SIAC with four conference games left. Jackson State @ Grambling
pact," Broussard said is on the latter contest, the Bears' lethal back- The SIAC Tournament (March LeVele Moton's Eagles are at Southern @AlabamaA&M
winter sports teams that are now competing, including court of Mark Thomas and Jody 3-8) is two weeks away and the top N.C. A&T Saturday before a non- Praie View @Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Hill each had seven 3s and dropped ,BAoi
the men's and women's basketball teams that currently sit 42 d 3 ech h seven 3s and roppe two teams in each division for its conference game vs. New Jersey MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24
42 and 35 points respectively.
atop the SWAC standings. Women's bowling and men's With the wins, the Bears moved men and women also receive first- Institute of Technology Monday. Hampton @ UMES
and women's indoor track are the other winter sports to 7-1 in the South Division and round byes. Hampton (9-3), Norfolk Deware State Morgan Stat
Norfolk State @ Howard
teams Southern fields. clinched one of the two first-round In the men's East, Fort Val- State (8-3) and Morgan State are N. C. Central @ N. J. Inst. Tech
ern ws s d by te A f byes by virtue of its sweep of FSU. ley State (11-1) has secured one of bunched behind the Eagles in a vir- SIAC
Southern was selected by the NCAA for review of the byes with three games left on its tual ti fr seond place. Albany State-Oen @ ClarkAtan
itsThe other bye will be determined tual tie for second place. Albany State @ Clark Atlanta
its academic data dating back to the 2009-2010 season by how Winston-Salem State (6-2) scheduleHampton is at Howard Sat- SWAC
Paine (9-5), Clark Atlanta (8- Southern @ Alabama State
and the school's support staff has been working with the and Fayetteville State (5-3) finish, 5) a nedit (9) are fhtin urday and at Maryland-Eastern Texas Suthern @ ansas ine Bluff
NCAA since the fall of 2013 gathering that information. The teams split their head-to-headnd c e Shore Monday. Norfolk State is Prairie View@ Miss. Valley State
it out for second place and the other
Broussard said some of the data is related to students en- match-up. b at Coppi State Saturday and at TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
WSSU played at J.C.Smith bye. at Coppin State Saturday and at TUESDAY, FEBRUARY25
rolled as far back as 2003. We d ay befre closing t th Benedict plays at Claflin Thurs- Howard Monday. Morgan State CAAW2 M)
Wednesday before closing out the hosts Delaware State Monday. Tournament Begins (4 W, 2 M)
Southern has met all deadlines for providing the in- season hosting Livingstone Satur- day before squaring off on the road hosts DelawaMonday. enediACtMor
at Paine Saturday. Clark Atlanta en- SWAC Benedict @ Morehouse
formation and is in the process of reconciling any dis- day. Fayetteville State was at Shaw tertains Morehouse Saturday and Al The SWAC race has been paine @ Tuskegee
crepancies, he said, but the school has more deadlines to Wednesday and entertains St. Aug's an Morehoe Satrday h Kentucky Wesleyan @ Kentucky State
tcrepancies, hbany State onbudy Monday. thrown into a tizzy with the news ____________
meet. If those discrepancies are resolved and other dead- Saturay in its finae. The lead for Tskegee in the that Southern's men and women,
lines are met satisfactorily, Broussard said the bans could men' North Division. Bowie State West is down to one game over Ken- leaders in their respective races, are five eligible teams (Alabama State,
on ll l o o oln an liaet tucky State (10-5) and Stillman (9- under a postseason and champion- Alabama A&M, Alcorn State, Texas
potentially be lifted before the start of the winter sports (6-2), Lincoln (5-3) and Elizabeth 5) ship ban from the NCAA (See UN- Southern and Prairie View) separated
championship seasons. City State(4-4) ar the teams till Tuskegee closes with two games DER THE BANNER). by just two games.
Broussard said the school has not been notified that alive for the byes. in the division, Thursday vs. KSU Teams are tightly bunched be- Texas Southern's Lady Tigers
the penalties will be levied retroactively and involve the BSU a in h ene o the b and Saturday vs. Lane. Stillman hind Southern in the men's race with (11-1) are in a virtual tie with the
forfeiture of Southern's 2013 football championship.
If the ban is upheld, Southern would be the fourth
SWAC men's basketball team, joining Arkansas-Pine
Bluff, Grambling State and Mississippi Valley State, B CP
barred from postseason play for academic reasons. Texas
Southern, last season's men's regular season champion, Hampton sweeps MEAC Indoor Track titles with 30.50 points. Clifford also was second in the mile and a member of
was barred from the tournament along with UAPB, GSU LANDOVER, Md., Hampton University swept the 2014 Mid- the Rattlers' first-place team in the distance medley relay.
and MVSU, but was re-instated this season. Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Indoor Track and Field Champi- The Hampton 4x400 relay team of Rayon Black, Edose Ibadin,
onships at the Prince George's Sports Complex on Saturday. Chidi Okezie and Je'von Hutchinson also set a meet record by breaking
COVINGTON GRABS D-LEAGUE HONOR: The Lady Pirates celebrated their second consecutive and seventh Norfolk State's mark with a time of 3:14.22.
Former Tennessee State standout Robert Co- overall MEAC indoor crown with a total of 147 points. Florida A&M
Former Tennessee State standout Robert Cov- .
n of te Ro G placed second with 133 points and Morgan State finished third with 74 St. Augustine's sweeps CIAA Indoor Track
ington of the Rio Grande
points. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Saint Augustine's University
Valley Vipers, playing Hampton's Teiara Denmark finished with 32 points to earn the Out- swept the men's and women's titles for the second consecutive year at the
on assignment from the standing Field Athlete and teammate Ce'aira Brown garnered the Out- CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at JDL Fast Track completed
Houston Rockets, scored a standing Runner with 25 points. Hampton head coach Maurice Pierce on Monday, February 17.
record 33 points and add- earned Outstanding Coach honors for both teams. The Falcons captured their 17th straight CIAA indoor crown and
ed six rebounds and three On the men's side, Hampton won its first crown since 1996 with 114 29th conference championship overall. They are the defending NCAA
points and snapped Norfolk State's run of five of the last six champion- Division II indoor and outdoor champions. The Lady Falcons won their
steals on his way to being ships. The Spartans were unable to defend the title due to postseason in- second CIAA crown in a row and their 17th in 18 seasons.
named MVP of the 2014 eligibility. The Falcons (men) scored 194 points to win easily over their league
NBA D- League All-Star Bethune-Cookman finished second with 109 points, while North opponents. Virginia Union was second with 99 points and Virginia State
Game. Carolina A&T placed third with 95 points, was third with 72 points. The trio of DeJon Wilkinson, JaQuan Demiel
H NBA Photo Covington played for Maryland Eastern Shore;s Dillon Simon finished with 18 points and and David Shaw of the Falcons were named Men's CIAA MVPs in the
NBA Photo inning Prospects set a MEAC record in the shot put with 18.35m (60-02.50 ft.) to earn Out- field events.
standing Field Athlete. Simon broke Morgan State's Tyron Benjamin's The Lady Falcons scored 117 points to outdistance the field among
nessee State bailer with the who downed the Futures mark of 18.01m, set in 2009. the women. Virginia State was second with 90 points and Johnson C.
D-League All-Star game 145-142 at Sprint Arena Deon Clifford of Florida A&M, who won the 5,000m on Friday and Smith was third with 87.
at NBA All-Star Jam Ses- the 3,000m on Saturday, took top honors as the Outstanding Track Athlete
sion in the highest scoring game in D-League All-Star
game history. He scored the 33 points in just 20 minutes
of playing time, including 22 second-half points in a six-
minute stretch. Covington made 12 of 23 shots, including
AA CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE MEAC MID EASTERN SIAC SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE SWACA SOUTHWESTERN INDEPENDENTS
4 of 8 3-pointers to set the record and earn the award. ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ATLETIC CONFERENCE
Covington, a 6-8 forward who went undrafted in NORTH DIVISION L WNFL L CWL W L EASTDIVISION W L L w L WL Univ. of DC 18 4
2013 out of Tennessee State, has spent most of his rookie a State 8 13 1 22 1 Hampton 10 2 4 Albany State 11 3 16 5 # Southern 12 1 15 6 W. Va. State 15 9
Bowie State 4 4 5 9 10 12 NCA&T 10 2 20 4 Benedict 10 4 16 8 Texas Southern 11 1 14 9 Tennessee State 10 16
Chowseason on assignment with the Vipers, averaging 21.4 ani 3 5 5 9 114 Coppin State 9 3 12 12 Fort Valley State 9 4 12 11 Prairie View A&M 8 4 8 14 Central State 6 12
in 23 games on 42% shooting from the field and Eliz. City State 3 5 3 11 6 17 Savannah State 8 4 15 11 ClarkAtlanta 8 4 15 7 Jackson State 7 6 9 14 Cheyney 4 18
points in 23 games on 42% shooting from the field and Lincoln 2 6 4 10 11 13 FloridaA&M 8 5 14 12 Claflin 9 6 13 12 Miss. Valley St. 7 6 8 16 Lincoln(Mo.) 4 19
SOUTH DIVISION Norfolk State 6 5 10 12
35% from deep and is getting 9.0 rebounds, to go along FayeevlleState 7 1 11 3 18 5 Howard 6 5 10 14 Paine 5 7 8 14 AlcomSState 6 7 7 17
Shaw 6 2 10 4 16 8 Bethune-Cookman 6 7 9 16 WEST DIVISION Grambling State 5 8 8 16 IND. PLAYER OF THE WEEK
with 2.4 steals, 2.0 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game. His J. C. Smith 3 5 8 6 13 10 North Carolina Central 4 8 9 16 Tuskegee 10 3 14 8 Alabama State 4 8 11 12 PLAYER
onto W-Salem State 3 5 7 7 13 11 SC State 4 8 6 16 Kentucky State 6 8 11 13 Ark. Pine Bluff 2 11 3 20 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in two wn as
contributions have helped the Vipers hold onto the top Livingstone 3 5 7 7 12 12 Md. E. Shore 3 8 7 16 Stillman 5 8 9 14 Alabama A&M 1 11 3 19 Lady Firebirds improved to 18-4 overall. 14-2
seed in the D-League over the course of this season. St. Augustine's 2 6 6 8 11 12 Delaware State 1 11 6 18 LeMoyne-Owen 4 9 4 18 # IneligibleforConference ilie-Postseasonplay in the East Coast Conference. UDC is lied for
Morgan State 0 11 2 22 Miles 4 11 10 15 flrst in the ECC with LIU Post. Brent scored 16
He's appeared in five games with the Rockets, aver- C PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Lane 0 13 18 SWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK points and pulled down 8 rebounds in win over
He's appeared in five games with the Rockets, aver- PLAYER MEAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PLAYER Daemon. Added 14 points and 7 boards in win
L3.8 minute LameshaDeal,Sr,C,VA.STATE-Scoredl6points PLAYER Brltney Washington, 5-10, So., G, SOUTHERN over Roberts Wesleyan.
aging 3.8 m S ^ .^ ^ .^ PLAYERS OF THE WEEKminutes.
ging and had5reboundsinwin overECSUand 15 points Jasmlne GrIce, 5-10, Gr, G, FLORIDAA&M Totaled SA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK -Averaged 15.0 points in two wins. Had 20 points NEWCOMER
"It's a great feeling being able to play well in this and 6 rebounds in win over Chowan. 70 points, 8 rebounds, 8 steals, 7 assists in wi vs. PLAYER TUSKEEE in er PB and had 10 points in win over NA
NEWCOMER NCCUandCoppinStte.tShot13of29scodng36points Kajuanna Rivers, 5-4, Sr., G, TUSKEGEE Miss. Valley State.
game in front of our GM Daryl Morey and all these others OKINA CSU, 34vs. NCCU. Averaged 16 points, 3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and NEWCOMER
gameROOKIE ROOKIE steals in two wins in the week. exus Johnson, 6-2, R-Fr, TEXAS SOUTHERN
scouts and NBA people," said Covington. "I feel like I've NA Malta Tate-DeFreitas, 5-8. Fr., G, HAMPTON Had 7 NEWCOMER Averaged 19 points and 7.5 boards in two wins.
scouts and NBA peopleCOACH 3s and 33 points iin over Norfolk State. JameshaWatkins,5-8,Sr.,GIF,STILLMAN-Tal- Scored 14points (6of10 shooting)with6 rebounds,
otten better during m time with Rio Grande Valley, and J r. VRGINIA STATE- Increased win DEFENSE lied 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in win over Jackson
gotten better during my time with Rio Grande Valley, and streakto12gameswithwinsoverECSUandChowan. Rachel Gordon, 6-0, Sr., F, NORFOLK STATE-Pulled in win over LeMoyne-Owen. State Monday. Had 22 points, 9 rebounds, 3 as-
it's good t see theans are now 21-1, 13-1 in the CIAA and down 24 rebounds in pairof wins. Had 13 and one block sists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in win over Grambling
good to see the hard work 80 in the North Division. vs. Howard, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks vs. Hampton. Saturday, hitting 9 of 15 shots from the field and 2
this." of 3 from behind the are.
Page 11 Mrs. Perry's Free Press February 20-26, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o Prepares For Life After
Hollywood Heat Has Died Down
by Jessiva Herndon elated," she recalls. "But then I Growing up in Kenya, Nyong'o gown she wore to the Screen Actors
(AP) Lupita Nyong'o is preparing immediately panicked. I was so says her parents encouraged her and Guild Awards to the emerald green
herself for normalcy. After the fren- scared." her five siblings to "find out what Christian Dior dress she chose for
zy that's followed her gripping per- No wonder; this would be her we were called on this earth to do the British Academy of Film and
formance in "12 Years a Slave," she first major role after attending the and then do it to excellence." Television Arts awards last week-
wants to be ready for life back Yale School of Drama. Yet shooting Before former Kenya president end, she's what "12 Years a Slave"
home in New York. the film gave her the confidence she Daniel Arap Moi allowed multi- screenwriter John Ridley calls
"I try to keep my regimen needed coming out of school. "It party politics in 1991, Nyong'o' "undeniably poised and graceful."
- rest, water, eat well, was an amazing feeling," she father, Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, was Never the girl who thumbed
workout so that when says. an advocate for democratic reform, through Vogue (now she appears in
this is all over, I don't Now, with all eyes on what opposing Kenya's autocratic the magazine as the face of fashion
experience a total hang- she'll do next, the actress refus- regime. Then a political science house Mui Mui), Nyong'o began
over," she says, taking a es to stress about securing teacher, Nyong'o's father relocated buying fashion magazines in prepa-
bite of scrambled eggs in another role that's equally as his family to Mexico City for their ration for all of the formal events
a recent interview. celebrated. safety. It was there that Nyong'o she expected to attend following the
She hasn't yet accepted that "The bar has been set very high was born, yet her family returned to success of "12 Years." Pictured is celebrity photographer Renee Parenteau, Ben Vereen,
n tevent hostess Chevara Orrin and husband Marlon Hubbard.
her life may never be exterally and interally," she Kenya before she was a year old. "I was like, 'OK, I have toet ote her rr
the same. "I have says. "But I don't want to Nyong'o says her parents have research,"' she recalls with a giggle. Celebrity Ben Vereen Shines Spotlight
a very ostrich feed into that pressure been supportive of her Hollywood But letting herself "dress large" has
mentality," she of expectation. This success but have also taken the been scary, she admits. Referencing on the Bridge of Northeast Florida
says. "I feel film was so fulfilling excitement in stride. "It's nice to the scarlet Ralph Lauren dress she Legendary performer Ben Vereen hosted the lst annual "Jazz on the
like I have my and artistic. I've tast- have parents like that because wore to the Golden Globes, she Bridge" fundraiser for the Bridge of Northeast Florida, Saturday, February
head in the ed that and I obvious- they're thrilled," she says. "But adds, "It had a cape! That was 15th. The evening featured performances by acclaimed artists such as the
sand so no one ly want to experience they're not shaken by it." exhilarating." University of North Florida Jazz Performance Ensemble III, saxophonist
can see me." that kind of creative (Nyong'o's father is now a Despite her tendency to make Gabriel Arnold, "The Kelly/Scott Quintet;" featuring Lisa Kelly and JB
B e f o r e fulfillment again, but Kisumu County senator and her fashion statements in stunning Scott.
playing slave I also know that I mother, Dorothy Nyong'o, is the ensembles, she doesn't feel pressure The Bridge of Northeast Florida Inc. provides the children that live in
Patsey in can't replicate that. I managing director of the Africa to always deliver a talked-about some of Jacksonville's most crime infested, impoverished neighborhoods
S t e v e want a varied acting Cancer Foundation.) look. And the same goes for her with the opportunities they need to overcome barriers and to support them
McQueen's experience and With the Academy Awards less feelings about Oscar night. as they aspire to better their lives.
brutal tale of that may include than two weeks away, the 30-year-
a free black some failure and old actress says she wants to con-
man kid- that's healthy." tinue to savor every moment, even Free Makeovers Teaches Northwestern
napped into A c t u a 1 1 y, the overwhelming ones.
slavery in the Nyong'o's next "The Hollywood Film Awards
19th century film is already in were really stressful," she remem- Students to Love Them selves First
S o u t h the can and ready bers of the October ceremony,
Nyong'o was for release on where she shared the spotlight with
virtually I Feb. 28: She the likes of Julia Roberts and
u n k no w n. plays a flight Matthew McConaughey. "It was the
Now, as a sup- attendant biggest press line I'd ever seen. It
porting actress opposite Liam was difficult to orient myself, but
Oscar nominee, Neeson in the there are familiar faces now, so it
she's become a action-thriller becomes less daunting."
breakout star. "Non-Stop." "It was what Not only blessed with significant
When she I needed to do," she says. acting ability, Nyong'o's striking
received the call "It was the perfect antidote beauty and bold fashion choices
from McQueen to '12 Years a Slave.' It was have made her one of the most
saying she had a different genre with dif- talked-about celebs on the red car-
landed the ferent demands. It was very pet.
role, "I was so technical and fun." From the turquoise Gucci column
Alvin Ailey Amniencan Dance Theaters Antorio Douthit-Boyd
...Photo byAndrew Ecckes
Shown above at the Jacksonville Beauty Institute are Northwestern Middle School students and sponsors
(L-R): Michelle Halyard, Jamie Baker, Adrienne Rivers, Brionna Johnson, Tatayanna Arline, Kanitra
Harris, Jasmine Taylor, Diamond Scurry, India Brooks, Mark Bryce, Liana Powell, Trina Lyles, Sylvia
Mally, Carla Miller, and SOAR Mentor Leader, Lakisha Josey. Seated 1 to r: Benisha Jackson, Brionna
Johnson and Rhonda Sams. KFPphoto
S The Jacksonville Beauty Institute Valentine's Day dance, The eigth Halyard of Mary Kay cosmetics.
joined forces with Krystal Faye graders each received a total hair Next month ten new tweens will be
Productions (KFP) for the first and skin "makeover" to build confi- selected for the treat.
Northwestern Middle School after- dence, self-esteem and self respect. Following her transformation,
school makeover. The makeovers The new hairdos were compliments student Jasmine Taylor, confided,
were held Thursday, February 13th of the Jacksonville Beauty Institute "Wow, I am so thankful. I really
just in time for the students' and a "makeover" from Michele needed my hair done. The facial
and tips on how to keep it all
together was on point. I want to be
a part of this program. I want to
make my family and teachers
The young ladies are all apart of
SOAR (Students Outreach.
Attendance Results), a division of
Communities In Schools.
Communities in Schools is a lead-
ing dropout prevention organization
helping kids successfully learn, stay
in school and prepare for life. More
than 6,400 at-risk students in 39
Duval County Schools are served
through mentoring, literacy tutor-
ing, after-school enrichment, and
L case management. SOAR Mentor
Leader Lakisha Josey and and
Northwestern teacher Shannon
Ingram plan to support the program
Sthrough similiar partnerships that
helped make the day a success,
Duval County's Teacher of the Year
Ms. Apryl Shackelford stopped by
the beauty school to encourage
some of her former students, and
SOAR supervisor, Mrs. Rossie
Wright stopped by to take pictures
and show support for the great work
UESDAY, FEBRUARY 25*7:30 PM '"tasbgra moakng t
JACKSONVILLE'S TIMES'UNION CENTER educational and rewarding.
2. .-. ,. ..,,,; a- ."It was great making the connec-
tion," said volunteer Lynn Jones of
OKFP. "The difference in everything
[3*]6 i ~from their posture to facial expres-
sions showed what a difference we
can make in the self esteem of our
S a l For more information or to vol-
unteer with Communities in
Artist Seis Presented by Florid e Colleg alacsnville w cjSchools call 366-6350 or visit
Artist Series Presented by Florida State College at Jacksonville www.cisjax.org.
February 20-26, 2014 Ms. Perry's Free Press Page 12
Noose Tied Around Ole Miss Integration
Statue Draws Attention of the FBI
problem at Ole Miss.
S"You cannot have a university
A / where, when you turn down the
main drag, it's called Confederate
SDrive. ... At some point, we're
e l going to have to reverse course on
the image of Ole Miss so we can
reverse course on the image of the
Sstate of Mississippi," he said.
The Ole Miss Alumni
Association is offering at $25,000
reward for information leading to
When Meredith tried to enter Ole
Miss in fall 1962, Mississippi's
governor tried to stop him and led
to rioting on the Oxford campus.
U.S. Attorney General Robert
Kennedy sent 500 U.S. Marshals to
take control and a couple weeks
S' later, Meredith was allowed in the
school. Though he faced harass-
OXFORD, Miss. This week the versity's most visible symbol of ment during his time at the school,
FBI is helping investigate who tied unity and educational accessibility he graduated with a degree in polit-
a noose around the neck of a to express their disagreement with ical science
University of Mississippi statue of our values," Jones said. "Their Assistant to the Chancellor for I, .,
James Meredith, who, in 1962, ideas have no place here, and our Multicultural Affairs Don Cole reit-
became the first black student to response will be an even greater erated the creed that the university
enroll in the then all-white southern commitment to promoting the val- stands by. LocalAuthor Pens 2nd Breakout Novel Jacksonville native and author Jaye
college. ues that are engraved on the statue "This is particularly painful Cherie first novel was the Zane presents best seller "The Golddiggers Club." The book was a hit with readers and
University police found the rope Courage, Knowledge, because the James Meredith statue
University police found the rope Courage, Knowledge, because the James Meredith statue Jaye Cherie decided to write her second novel, "The Cost of Love and Sanity". A book signing was recently held
noose and a pre-2003 Georgia state Opportunity, and Perseverance." has become a gathering place for on Valentine's day at Books-a-Million on Atlantic Blvd to celebrate the release of the book which is based on the
flag with the Confederate "stars and University police asked for the students to discuss many things, character Alex Carter who asks herself, "Can one woman's fear undo the rest of her life?". Alex Carter's strug-
bars" on its face Sunday morning, FBI's help, said Deborah R. including the tenets of our creed, gle with love, loss, and faith requires her to face long-held dreams and the man she once left behind." Pictured
said campus police Chief Calvin Madden, a spokeswoman for the which calls for dignity and respect above at the signing is the author with fan Abby Quimbley who purchased the authors first novel and was excit-
Sellers. Two men were seen near Mississippi FBI office in Jackson. for all people," he said. ed to have a signed copy.
the statute early Sunday and inves- Johnson said there is an overall
tigators were looking at surveil-
lance footage.looking at surveil Fort Lauderdale New Home for Black Tennis
"It's a racial hate crime,
Mississippi NAACP president By Kitty Oliver cal memorabilia on the contribu- ing the racial barriers of segrega- out the county. More than 3,000 by tennis great Serena Williams,
Derrick Johnson said Tuesday after Westside Gazette tions of African Americans to the tion, cultivating promising young amateur adult and youth tennis has created a design for the head-
a news conference at the state FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. sport items that have only been talent, providing a vital social net- players and their families are quarters. Sites are being considered
Capitol. "At what level do they get Greater Fort Lauderdale is also seen so far in a limited way in occa- work for African American profes- expected in late July and early in Fort Lauderdale's historic Black
prosecuted? I don't know. But as making history by preserving it. sional traveling exhibitions. sionals (notables include Althea August for the 97th annual event. Sistrunk community as part of a
long as we tolerate hate, we will Plans are underway for the The ATA, founded in 1916 in Gibson and Arthur Ashe), and influ- According to Philadelphia oral larger economic development effort
continue to revisit history and the American Tennis Association, the Washington, D.C., created a circuit encing younger Black stars such as surgeon Dr. Franklyn Scott, presi- where tourism is playing a big part.
past of this state, and at some point country's oldest organization for of clubs and tournaments for Black the Williams sisters and Sloane dent of the ATA, "The goal is to Culturally, Fort Lauderdalearea
we must move forward." Black tennis players, to establish a tennis players who were excluded Stephens. bring African American tennis now rivals Queens County, NY as
In a statement, Chancellor Dan permanent home for recreational from the U.S. Lawn Tennis As a first step, the ATA has enthusiasts and players together on the most diverse multi-ethnic urban
Jones condemned the action as con- tennis and the training of future Association. Since then, the most- moved its annual National a regular basis to enjoy the sport in area in the country where African
trary to the beliefs and values of the professional players. The project ly-volunteer organization, now Championship Tournament to the top vacation destination for Americans, Caribbeans and
university community. will create a Black Tennis Hall of based in Maryland, has remained in Greater Fort Lauderdale using four African Americans in the U.S." Hispanics represent more than 50
"These individuals chose our uni- Fame, as well, to showcase histori- the forefront of the sport, challeng- professional tennis venues through- VStarr Interiors, a firm co-owned percent of the population.
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