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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Three Attempts To Rob Bank

Going Through Drive Thru

Bonita Dannette Clark
-- A man and two women
went through the drive
thru at Bank of America on
State Street and according
to the teller, she was hand-
ed a note on withdrawal
slip stating: "I got a gun
put money in bag." The
teller observed that a gun
was not visible. The teller,
who has a heart condition
and wears a pace maker,
said her heart began to
race because of the fear
but that did not stop her
from reacting promptly by
activating the alarm and
officers arrived quickly at
the bank. When the offi-
cers arrived, the three sus-
pects, Bonita Dannette

The Consequences Of Marriage For African

Americans-Black Men Benefit More

A newly released study
by a team of family schol-
ars finds that marriage typ-
ically brings a host of
important benefits to
African American men,
women, and children. On
average, married African
Americans are wealthier,
happier, and choose
healthier behaviors than
their unmarried peers, and
their children typically
fare better in life--differ-
ences that seem to stem
largely from marriage
At the same time, how-

ever, African American
women tend to benefit
from marriage less than
Whites and men. These are
among the key findings
presented in The
Consequences of Marriage
for African Americans, a
first-of-its-kind report
based on reviews of 125
social science articles and
a new statistical analysis
of national survey data.
The study was conduct-
ed by leading family
scholars under the aus-
pices of the Institute for
American Values, a non-
partisan think-tank based
in New York City.
According to Dr. Linda
Malone-Colon, one of the
report's authors:
"This groundbreaking
study of African American
marriage offers more hard
evidence of what most
Black people (and White
people) already know in
their hearts -- that mar-
riage matters.
Marriage is literally
good for the health and
well being of men, women

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and children.
Furthermore, this impor-
tant study offers compre-
hensive evidence that
efforts to strengthen
African American mar-
riages in our country are
an important means to
Marriage continued on A-7

Hilda Wooten Passes

Hilda Wooten, sister
of the late Mary Wooten
Simpson, wife of the
founder of The Florida
Star, and dedicated work-
er and reader of The Star
died Saturday, October
22, 2005 in Jacksonville.
As a long-time member
of Historical Mt. Zion
AME Church, funeral
services for the retired
educator will be at the
sanctuary on Saturday,
October 29 at 10:00 a.m.
She leaves to mourn, a
son, nieces, nephews,
sister and a host of rela-
tives and friends.

Clark, alias Anita A.
Griffin, 46, Mary Janice
Thompson, 47 and Marise
Cheval Marshall, 32, (driv-
er) immediately drove
away and proceeded north
on Laura Street.
The officers followed
them, joined by two other
officers, initiated a traffic
stop on Main Street and
detained the three sus-
pects. It was apparent that
the three suspects had not
strategically planned the
robbery since the attempt
was made while going
through a drive thru.
Bonita Clark stated while
in the officer's vehicle that
the other female did the
robbery attempt and that

she did not know what was
going on until the attempt
was already in progress
and the other suspect told
her what was going on.
She further stated that she
had only known Mary for
.about four hours and that
they had both been smok-
ing crack earlier. She fur-
ther advised that Mary
kept her crack in a green
lip balm.
Crack was found near
the suspect in a green iip
balm and all three were
arrested and charged with
armed robbery with a
weapon other than deadly
and person in actual or
constructive possession of
cocaine power or crack.

She Stood Up For Civil Rights By

Sitting Down-Rosa Parks, Mother Of

The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 92
December 1, 2005 would have marked fifty
years since Rosa Park made a decision to dis-
obey the segregation laws of public transporta-
tion and not give a white man her seat on the
city bus. But December 1, 1955 was not the
first time Rosa Parks had refused to give up her
seat and she was not the first to make that deci- .
sion but on that day in Birmingham, Alabama .. .
when she was just too tired, the quiet, 42-year-
old seamstress' decision to defy the laws of
racial injustice sparked a movement in America
that changed this country. And so, .when she
died quietly in her Detroit home Monday
evening of natural causes, many Americans
stopped to give her honor. Born February 4,
1913, she was 92.
In 1955, laws in America, termed "Jim
Crow" laws, required the separation of black
and white people in public facilities throughout
the South. Blacks could not drink out of the
same fountain, eat in the same area, ride Rosa Parks
together on the bus or train, walk down the
street together, sleep in the same facility and marriage or dating was totally out of
order. In fact, blacks were required to step aside and allow a white to pass if they met
on the sidewalk.
But on that day in Alabama, Rosa Park would not move. But when one looks at
her background, one would see that she was a member of the NAACP; was married
Rosa Parks continued on A-7

West Nile Virus Kills

Jacksonville Mother Of 4

- Latricia Ann Spencer was
45-years-old and the moth-
er of a
old, 20-
and 14-
year old
.,-ters and
a 15-
Latricia Ann year-old
Spencer son. She
was a diabetic but she was
not sick. She enjoyed

Two Shot, One Dies

Jerod Collins

Jerod Desean Collins,
21, was arrested Friday
for shooting Jason Barber
and Kristina Breardsley
on July 3, 2005. Barber,
driver of the vehicle died

entertaining her family,
friends and neighbors and
grilling outdoors. The
problem, her grill was
about ten feet from a ditch
full of standing water. It is
believed that the virus-car-
rying mosquito bit her
while she was grilling.
The Cleveland Arms
Apartment resident
became ill and was admit-
ted to Shands Jacksonville
after she collapsed in her
bathroom. The doctors
originally believed she had

after being shot in the
neck. The passenger,
Kristina, who was shot in
the wrist, survived the
shooting after fleeing
from the vehicle, where
she called the police. The
suspect originally provid-
ed an alibi but later con-
fessed to his girlfriend.

Massive Head Start
Cuts Sought

Tens of thousands of
Head Start slots for poor
children including 500
or more in each of 23
states, will be sliced if the
U. S. House of
Representatives succeeds
in imposing a 2 percent,

suffered a massive stroke.
Symptoms of West Nile
Virus include headache,
fatigue, fever, dizziness,
weakness and confusion.
The Duval County Health
Department issued a state-
ment confirming that Ms.
Spencer had died of West
Nile Virus. They said that
they had used multiple
chickens to monitor West
Nile Virus activity
throughout the city and

West Nile continued on A-7

so-called discretionary
spending program.
Presently there are more
than 900,000 children in
2,700 Head Start pro-
grams in the United

Student Sheriff' s
Advisory Council

The Jacksonville
Sheriffs Office and
Edward Waters College
launched the Student -
Sheriffs Advisory
Council Wednesday.
This initiative was born
out of the student body's
determination to assist
Brief continued on A-7

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For those of you who
honestly believe that life
couldn't possibly be any
worse than it is now, con-
sider what life would be
like for Black people if
Rosa Parks had gone to
the back of the bus. Ever
think about that? Imagine
a life without civil rights,
a life where affirmative
action never happened, a
life where legalized seg-
regation was still the
order of the day, a life
where racial discrimina-
tion against Black people
was still completely
Just imagine.
Some of you reading
this can still remember
what those days were
like, which means you
know from personal
experience what a differ-
ence Rosa Parks' deci-
sion made in your life.
You remember what it
was like before, and you
know what it's like today.
You remember the segre-
gated restrooms and the
segregated water foun-
tains You remember not
being served in the
stores, being thrown out


of the stores into the
street. You remember
coming through the back
door. You remember the
lynchings, the cross burn-
ings, the dogs, and the
police officers who had
no intention of ever pro-
tecting you or serving
you but who would crack
your skull like an egg if
you dared look at a white
person the wrong way or
spoke too 'uppity'. Those
images are burned forev-
er into the bitter flesh of
your memory like
enraged demons who
won't rest. Sometimes,
even today, those demons
infect your dreams, kid-
napping your hard-
earned peace of mind.
You, the elders, know
how bad life can really be
for a Black person living
in America. No doubt
you're also aware that
this is not paradise we're
living in today, but judg-
ing from what my own
mother and my late
grandfather told me
about those days, I think
it's safe to say that
nobody who actually
lived through that period


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Keith A. Owens Senior Editor, the Michigan Chronicle

in history has any desire
to go back there ever
For the younger gen-
eration of readers who
have no recollection of
those days, who only
know about Parks' con-
tributions from what
elder family members
told us, or from what we
have read in history
books, we need to stop
what we're doing for a
moment and take the
time to calculate the true
size of the giant. After all,
the true size of Rosa
Parks cannot possibly be
measured in feet or inch-
es. Like all great histori-
cal figures, Ms. Parks can
only be measured accu-
rately by the size of her
accomplishments. Once
seen in full, Ms. Parks'
shadow engulfs us all.
Just imagine.
Think, for a moment,
about the hundreds of
Black elected political
officials in office
throughout the country.
Think about all the Black
mayors, judges, police
officers, firefighters,
business owners. Think
about names like publish-
ing giant John Johnson,
former Secretary of State
Colin Powell, Black
Enterprise publisher Earl

Graves, talk show host
and billionaire entrepre-
neur Oprah Winfrey, civil
rights leader Jesse
Jackson, Illinois Sen.
Barack Obama, the late
Mayor Coleman Young,
and on and on and on.
The shadow engulfs us
And whether you sup-
port the re-election of
Detroit Mayor Kwame
Kilpatrick or his chal-
lenger Freman Hendrix,
would we even be wit-
nessing such a race
between these two men
to run a major urban city
like Detroit if it weren't
for Rosa Parks? Would
they have even had
access to the experiences
necessary to qualify them
for such a job? And if
they did manage to quali-
fy, would it have even
mattered in a Detroit
where Rosa Parks gave
up her seat to a White
person and decided to
accept second-class citi-
zenship? If you think
Detroit is a hard place to
live now, just imagine...
What kind of America
would we be living in if
Rosa Parks had said,
"OK, I'll move?"


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OCTOBER 29, 2005

Faith In Our Community
> -Schedule of Events and Services-

public is invited to attend
the Church and Pastor's
20th Anniversary at Mt.
Charity Missionary Baptist "
Church on Sunday, .
November 13 at 11;00 a.m. ,
and 5:00 p.m.. Pastor
George Harvey, Jr. has dili-
gently labored, through ..
Christ's empowerment, at
Mt. Charity during the past j : :
20 years. The church is -
located at 1417 North ..
Laura St. in the heart of
Jacksonville. The public is Dr. R. J. Cameron
invited to'join the congre-
gation as it worships Christ for His blessings upon the Pastor
and Church during the past 20 years, including various out-
reaches, and consistent preaching and teaching ministries.
Dr. R, J. Cameron is the ltest speaker for both ser\ ices. he
is pastor of Mt. Cannel Orthodox Presbiterian Church in
Somerset, New Jersey. In addition to serving as Pastor of
Mt. Carmel, Dr. Cameron is also a professor at the New York
School of the Bible.
The Northside Church of Christ
located at 4-36 Avenue B will cele-
brate two, events November 5-13--
it's 51st Anninersary and its 28th
Annual Homecoming "A Ne\\
Beginning" is the theme. The cele-
bration begins on Saturday,
No\ ember 5, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,
\\ith a free fish fr\ at the church.
Activities .have been planned for
Bro Charlie small children, teenagers, and adults
Bro. Charlie
McClendon including a mega slide. fan house,
i jumping games, and honey drippers.
The week-long Revival %\ ill be held November 6-10. at 7:00
p.m. Samuell Pounds of Rockford, IL, and Orpheus
Heyward of Atlanta, GA are the speakers. An .invigorating
Songfest will be held on Saturday night November 12 at the
Prime Osborne Convention Center beginning at 6:00 p.m.
November 13 is Homecoming Day. activities include an
Annual Breakfast Program 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.; Worship
Services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; the Annual
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Homecoming Dinner 12:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.; Annual
Homecoming Program 2:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Group
Singing 4:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call the
Northside Church of Christ at (904) 765-9830. Bro. Charlie
McClendon, Minister.
SHIP MINISTRY-Ministers, Missionaries, and Lay
Members are needed to give spiritual visiation to prisoners
(Matthew 25:36. Churches are needed to sponsor Angel
Trees to give the children of prisoners toys and clothes at
Christas time. Teachers are also needed to tutor children of
prisoners in math and reading. Businessmen are needed to
provide training and jobs to released prisoners (Matthe'
9:37). Contact Sam Roberts at P. 0. Box 376.6, Fax (904)
765-9214,email ne\ sherrie20000T,1 ahoo.corn or call (904
994-1044. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth
Thursday of each month 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Watch The
Lamb Ministries located at 2519 Soutel Dr. at l lth Avenue.
For directions call 713-9100.
are united to a Parent Empowerment Conference 'on
Saturday, November 12. 12-00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Nei\ Bethel
ANIE Church, 1231 T\ ler St. The conference is presented by
New\ Bethel AMIE Church. Re\. William H Lamar. IV,
Pastor, and The Project Reach Foundation, Inc Parents can
select t\\o workshops. The \workshop choices are Public
Librar\, Familh Empo\erinent, Di'ersit\ and Justice.
Fathers Nlake A Difference, Dynamic Mothering I How\ To be
An Effective Mother In The 21st Century). and Financial
Peace. For more information call (904i 353-1822.
Concert for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort will feature
The Neil Youth Community Choir (the late Willie B. Ross,
founded i on Saturday. October 29. 7:30, p.m. at Cathedral of
Faith C.O.G.I.C. The church is located at 2591 W. Bea\er St.
Admission is one non-perishable food item. All proceeds
will benefit Hurricane Katrina surn i\ors. Shepherdess
Carrie Kinse\, Pastor. For more infonnation please call
(9041 662-6288.
SARY-First New Zion Missionary Baptist Church \\ill cele-
brate on Saturday, October 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the Prime
C)Osborn III Convention Center, during an appreciation gala
honoring the Rev. Dr. James B. Sampson for 20 years of
anointed and dedicated pastoral leadership at the church.
Pastor Sampson is the spiritual father to man\ sons who have
accepted the role of minister, including his own biological
son. Re\. James J. Sampson. He is a \isionarN and builder.
Nearly 10 \ears ago, he led the First new\ Zion Family from
Davis Street to its present location at 4835 Soutel Dr. Rev.
Sampson \was \ery instrumental in obtaining the HOPE
Plaza and adjacent properties, which pro\ ide opportunities for
many businesses, organizations and empowerment opportu-
nities for people in the community. He continues to serves
as President of the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Duval and
adjacent counties, serves on man\ boards, and holds various
positions of leadership in the communitN, state, and nation.
For ticket information, please call the church office at (904)
SERVICE-The Ribault High School Class of 1983 invites
the public to attend a Worship and Praise Service at the
Ribault and Raines Community Worship Ser, ice on Sunday.
November 6, at S:00 a.m. in the Ribault Senior High
Auditorium. The Guest speaker %\ill be Kenneth Middleton,
Pastor of One Lord, One Faith Christian Assembl\. Also
featured \\ill be the Ribault Senior High Choir. This event is
being sponsored to bring the Ribault and Raines community\
together to praise God for his blessings and to give both-
schools an opportunity to fellow ship and strengthen commu-
nity relations. The community, students, parents, friends and
all graduating classes of both schools are in\ ited. For more
information call Letitia Flanders t '64-9924 or Edw in
Da\ is .' 924-7620.

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Sudden death is, by defi-
nition, an event for which we
are unprepared. Unlike the
death of someone very old, or
someone with a terminal ill-
ness, it is a death which has
not been anticipated and is
often quite difficult to accept.
When a-family is faced
with a sudden accidental
death, it can be very helpful if
they are able to view the
In the case of serious
injuries and damage, it is very
often possible to prepare -the
body in an acceptable fashion
so that the family can view

the loved one in order to face
the reality of the death.
On the other hand, if the'
victim of sudden death is
kept from view, it can cause a
lot ofpsychlologic.l problems
for the survivors. As clinical
data has demonstrated, pre-
venting the family from see-
ing the body can keep them
in the stag, .of denial for
years to come,., and prevent
them from accepting their
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208

Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review 8:00 p.m. I 5
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home


220 NE. 1st A
P.O. Box 218
High Springs


Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor

\ve. CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
7 HOME-(386) 454-8251
5, FL 32655 CELL-(386) 344-0058

Historic Mt. Zion,A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church


Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service................. 6:00-8:00 p.m.
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
Halloween With The Jacksonville Moles
Halloween for The Jacksonville Moles hosted by Dr.
and Mrs. William Cody was quite a 'cool' evening at
the Genesis Restaurant. As the costumed and seasonal-
ly dressed local Moles Mules and guests entered the
restaurant they were greeted by their host and hostess
'A University of Tennessee Sports Fan' and 'Clown'
AKA The William Codys. The evening was another
pleasurable evening that the 'Bill Codys and The
Jacksonville Moles are noted for; exquisite cuisine,
melodious music, magic and fun, fun, fun!
Mole member and very proud Mom Dr. Carolyn
Joyner had as her special guest for the evening her son,
local pediatrician Dr. James Joyner, IV. Young Dr.
Joyner is such a 'charmer' he 'filled in' just fine for his
dad First Coast Obstetrician Dr. James Joyner, HI
who of course had 'mother's awaiting' at the hospital.
Judging the costumes were Dr. 'Menia' Speights-
joined by John Darby and Hastings Williams.
Winning awards for costumes were: Dr. and Mrs.
Wendell Holmes 'Mr. and Mrs. Dracula') and J. Carl
Davis, Sr. ('Sly Stone').
As the fascinating evening approached coming to a
close the host and hostess presented Oprah's coffee
table book 'Live Your Best Life' and as The Moles and
Mule departed Dr. Cody wrote personal notes from he
his wife in each of the books.
As always, the Moles and Mules fulfilled its motto
"Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think"!

The Inauguration of Dr. Tony Atwater
Proud father-in-law Mr. Joseph Roberts shared the
wonderful news of his son-in-law Dr. Tony Atwater's
recent inauguration as the twenty-fourth president of
Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Atwater is mar-
ried to Dr. Beverly Roberts Atwater, a 1971 graduate
of William Raines High School.
Before becoming president of Indiana University of
Pennsylvania Dr. Atwater served as provost and vice
president for Academic Affairs at Youngstown State
University in Ohio. A Hampton University alum where
he earned the BA degree, Dr. Atwater earned the Ph.D.
degree in communication research from Michigan State
University where he was the recipient of a competitive
doctoral fellowship. Dr. Atwater is a Ford Foundation
Postdoctoral Fellow.
In celebration of the Inauguration Dr. Atwater and
his wife have established an endowed scholarship fund,
the Dr Tony Atwater and Dr Beverly Roberts-Atwater
Presidential Scholars Fund. The scholarships awarded
from this fund will provide educational opportunities
for outstanding high school students who will be first-
generation college students to realize their dreams and
attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! And abun-
dant congratulations to Dr. Atwater and his first lady!!
\\e share Mr. Roberts' pride and joy!
Calendar Notes
The Jacksonville Chapter, Links, Inc. presents its
Annual Walk for Hunger, Saturday, October 29th 9
am 11 am inside the Gateway Mall. The donation is
S5.00. Join the Links for a morning of fun and fitness.
Enjo\ great music and receive.the latest health, beauty
and fitness tips while completing two miles 8 laps
inside the Gateway Mall. For more information, call
1904) S" 8156.
The lMaor's Commission on the Status of
Women is seeking nominations of women who made
indelible impressions on the Jacksonville community
through their positive efforts. The commission will
select four \women who have made contributions of
lasting value to honor during Women's History Month
in Nlarch.
The 20th annual breakfast is. scheduled for
Wednesday. March 8, 2006, in the UNF University
('enter off Keman Boulevard. The theme of the event is
"The Faces of Women: Celebrating 20 Years of
Strength. Courage, Spirit and Diversity."
Nominations must be faxed by 5 p.m. or postmarked
no later than November 17. For more information,
please contact Ms. Vanessa Dari Boyer, poster com-
minee chair, at (904) 355-0000, Ext. 116, or Ms.

Lorrie DeFrank, mayor's liaison to the commission, at
(904) 630-16510.
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, Legacy And Times Of Dr. John H. Bolden

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Floridians Line Up For Supplies After Wilma

Memorial services were
held recently at the Florida
State University Club Center
for the late Dr. John H.
. Bolden Professor emeritus
who passed away on August
S6, 2004.
. Dr. Bolden, of
Jacksonmille. Fla.. \\as an
T outstanding researcher and
scholar, %%ho conducted and
served as the major profes-
sor for 50 doctoral students.
The Life and Legacy
event celebrated the various
activities of Dr. Bolden as a
professor at Florida State
University School of
Education for 15 ears.
in The dissertations where-
in Dr. Bolden served as
major professor were donat-
ed to the Department of
Educational Leadership and
PolicN Snidies in the School
of Education.
As part of the celebra-
tion. an undisclosed finan-
- cial donation \%as gi en to
the FSU scholarship fund
by his x ife. Mrs. Bertha NI.
Bolden to aid students in
need of financial support.
After earning the special-
ist degree from Indiana
- Unilersit\ in Bloomington.
Indiana Dr. Bolden wv as
encouraged, based on his
superior academic perfonn-
ance, to pursue the doctoral
As a doctoral student he
served as a graduate assis-
tant in the School of
Education and successfully)
completed the doctoral
degree in 1968.
Attending the memorial
- service %were Dr. David
Faulk. Associate Dean, the

School of Education, Florida
State University and Andrew
Watkins, Director of
Development, The School
of Education, Florida State
Also present were rela-
tives and friends from
Jacksonville, Tallahassee.

Vernon and Chattahoochee,
Fla. and Bainbridge, Ga.
"It is with gratitude and
pleasure that we thank,
Florida State University for
providing the memorial
service," said Bertha M.

Meek Seeks Hurricane Relief
For Broward Residents

Kendrick B. Meek wrote to
FEMA Acting Director R.
David Paulison asking for
individual assistance to resi-
dents of Broward and
Miami-Dade Counties i ho
suffered damage from
Hurricane Wilma. leek
also asked FEMA to recon-
sider its denial of individual
assistance for appro\rmatelS
350 homes damaged bN
Hurricane Katrina \when the
storm crossed Florida in late Kendrick Meek
In his letter to Paulison, week asked that he o\errurn
FENIA's denial of indi\ idual assistance for both hurricanes.
noting that Wilma and Katrina, both hitting Dade and
Broxard Counties in the last tro ilmonths. has served as a
"one-t'.o punch" to thile area.
"I feel I ha\e to nitee this letter to \ou because %\e all
assumed that FENI.A would d ha\e provided aid to our resi-
dents \ho sustained damage from Hurricane Katrina. and
that \\as not the case." Nleek \\rote to Paulison. "I sa%\ .our
3 p.m. press conference, but South Floridians need to be
assured no\\ that FENIA \\ Ill be there for them to help them
Sixth the damage that is ob e ioun to e\ er\ one in our conlinu-
nitF. As a Nlenber of Congress \0ho serves on the FENlA
o\ ersight committee. after %\hat happened in Ne\\ Orleans. I
assume nothing and that is \\h\ I am ltriting this letter to
\ou no "
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on Homeland SecLirit''s Subcotniimnee on N management.
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o\er the Department of Homieland Securit\. including

WESTON, Fla. -
Floridians lined up for
water, gas, ice and genera-
tors Tuesday outside the few
stores that were open after
Hurricane Wilma cut a cost-
ly, deadly swath across the
The storm slammed
across the state in about
seven hours Monday,
October 24 causing billions
in insured damage and leav-
ing 5.9 million people, or a
little less than 3 million
homes and businesses, with-
out electricity .
NMore than 5.000 resi-
dents remained in shelters,

Tuesday as the hurricane's
remnants headed toward the
North Atlantic.
Wilma was blamed for at
least five deaths in Florida.
Earlier, authorities reported
six deaths in the state but on
Tuesday they revised the
report to five deaths.
Officials of Florida's
three most populous areas --
Miami-Dade, Broward and
Palm Beach counties -- pre-
pared to distribute ice, water
and other essentials to resi-
dents Tuesday, while utili-
ties earned that restoration
of serx ices could stretch into

"It will be days or weeks
before we are back to nor-
mal," Miami-Dade Mayor
Carlos Alvarez said.
Before smashing into
Florida, Wilma killed at
least six people in Mexico.
one person in Jamaica and
12 people in Haiti.
In Florida, most stores
remained closed because of
the widespread power out-
ages, creating long lines at
those that were open.
More than 500 people
queued up outside a
Bro\\ard Comunt Super \\al-
Mart. which h \\as letting in
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Annual Report Finds Black Consumers, Despite Reducing

Expenditures, Still Out-Spend Whites In Key Categories

As the American econo-
my continues to move slug-
gishly, African-American
households are cutting back
their spending in many cate-
gories, including food,
clothing and basic house-
hold items, while investing
more in home repair, home
entertainment and consumer
Although they are trim-
ming back, black consumers
are still spending niore than
their white counterparts on
most of these products.
According to the newest
edition of "The Buying
Power of Black America"
report, African-American
households are tightening
their belts when it comes to
dining out, expanding their
wardrobes, and leisure
activities out of the home.
At the same time, they
are increasing their spend-
ing on home repairs and
remodeling, audio and visu-
al electronics, and contribu-
tions to churches.
The report also estimates
that black households col-
lectively had earned income
of $679 billion in 2004.
"More than ever,
African-Americans are
seeking to get the most for
their dollars," said Ken
Smikle, president of Target
Market News and publisher
of the report. "As theN spend
more time at. home with

their families, black con-
sumers are focused on
increasing the quality of
home life. However, the fact
that they are still spending
more on average than whites
on certain food, apparel and
media-related products
demonstrates that their
lifestyles are not changing
households spent more per
capital than white house-
holds in the categories of
food, apparel, consumer
electronics, media, personal

care products, gifts, tele-
phone service and appli-
This trend is highlighted
in the annually published
report from Target Market
News, a 17-year-old
Chicago-based research and
information company that
specializes in tracking
African-American market-
ing, media and consumer
behavior. "The Buying
Power of Black America,"
which has been published
annually for the past 12
years, is one of the most

widely quoted sources of
information on black con-
sumer spending. The report
details how millions of dol-
lars have been spent by
black consumers in more
than 500 categories.
"This change in expendi-
tures by black consumers
means that obtaining and
holding on to their loyalty
will be more competitive for
marketers," said Smikle.
"This represents a time of
opportunity for those com-
panies that can demonstrate
they are serious about pro-

viding value for these cus-
According to the report,
black households had $679
billion in earned income in
2004, an increase of 3.5%
over the $656 earned in
Among the products and
services that showed the
greatest one-year increase
were sound systems
(+127%), computer online
services (+38%) and sports
and recreational equipment
(+19%), dishwashers (+
42%), washing machines

charged that the New
Orleans levees were blown
up by Whites in order to kill
Black residents. Farrakhan
also believes an evil Black
scientist created White peo-
ple. As long, as the main-
stream media refuses to
expose, these -crazy ideas
Farrakhan and the liberal
Black leaders will continue
to fleece Blacks and further
divide the races."

(+45%), and contributions to
churches (+19%).
"The Buying Power of
Black America," a 104-page
report, is based on an analy-
sis of expenditures reported
by 3,000 black households
for the, Department of
Commerce's Consumer
Expenditure Survey.
For more information on
obtaining "The Buying
Power of Black America,"
report contact Target Market
News at 312-408-1881 or

Rice Cautions North Korea On New Nuclear Demands

OTTAWA Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice
warned Monday that
North Korea should not
bring any new demands to
international disarmament.
talks and said the commu-
nist nation's claim to a
nuclear power reactor
"remains an abstraction."
North Korea agreed last
month to abandon its
nuclear weapons program
and dismantle weapons, but
details of the deal are still
unclear. North Korea
appeared to back away from
some pledges in the days
after the deal was signed.
The next talks, which
involve China, Japan, the
two Koreas, Russia and the
United States, are scheduled

for November, but no
has been set.
"I assume they are
to come back. If they
back it's without prec
tions, because that's the
basis on which the talks
be restarted," Rice
reporters en route to a
diplomatic visit to Cane
One sticking poir
Pyongyang's demand tI
exchange for giving u
nuclear program it is pr
ed with a light-water nu
reactor to meet its dire
gy needs. Light-water
tors are believed to be
easily diverted for wea
The United States,
ever, says this issue si
be tackled only

Pyongyang has verifiably
dismantled its weapons
"The light water reactor
issue continues to be an
abstraction," Rice said. .
Last week, former U.N.
Ambassador Bill
Richardson said North


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ener- LOS ANGELES, Ca.--
reac- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson,
e less founder and president of the
apons Brotherhood Organization
of a New Destiny (BOND)
how- and author of "SCAM: How
should the Black Leadership
after Exploits Black America"
(Nelson .Current) issued a
statement demanding that
the mainstream media hold
accountable Jesse
Jackson, Al Sharpton, the
." N NAA\CP, the National Urban
League and members of the
Congressional Black Caucus
for their endorsement -and
participation in Louis
^' Farrakhan's "anti- white and
separatist" Millions More
;i k Movement this weekend in
Rev.. Peterson said: "The
'= Millions More Movement
was a Black hate-fest with
the same evil spirit as that of
neo-Nazi's. Louis Farrakhan
the "American Hitler" --
Wr3.- was up to his old tricks,
& ". encouraging anger, towards
Whites and dividing the.
races in America. Liberal
Black. civil rights groups
) have openly embraced
'Farraldkhan's separatist racial,
agenda. Where's the scrutiny
by themainstream media of
the aligmnent of these so-
called 'civil rights groups' to
Farrakhan called for the
creation of a separate politi-
cal and social agenda for
Blacks. Farrakhan demand-
ed reparations for slavery.,
He called for. "regime
change in the U.S."
Farrakhan said Black farm-
ers should partner with
Cuban dictator Fidel
Castro. "As long as we keep
our mouths in the kitchen of
our enemy, we will never
have" economic freedom.
He also called on attendees
to give one dollar a week to
his Millions More
Movement disaster relief
Rev. Peterson added: "In
recent weeks Farrakhan has


Korea is committed to
unconditionally resuming
talks on its atomic weapons
program and returning to the
international nuclear non-
proliferation pact.
Richardson, the governor
of New Mexico, was in
Pyongyang this week at the

invitation of the govern-
ment, said the North had
also pledged to allow out-
side oversight of its disar-

'- A .

Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice arrives
to attend a Rose Garden
news conference,
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005,
with President Bush and
Palestinian leader
Mahmoud Abbas. (AP
Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Popular African American Shopping Portal
Adds African American History Facts Page
Eric Brown the founder of the "African American Shopping
,Today" website located at www.brownhorizonsshopping.com ,
which is widely considered one'of the most popular African
American shopping websites on the internet today, recently
announced the addition of an African American History Facts
page to his website.
Mr. Brown provided these comments recently concerning the
addition of the African American History Facts page to his
African .American Shopping Portal "African American
Shopping Today." "African Americans have made many great
contributions to the United States as well as the world at large in
almost every field of endeavor known to man.
However, history tends to overlook or briefly mention the
many contributions and achievements made by African
Americans. With our heritage and culture being studied and/or
discussed less and less in our educational system and only writ-
ten about in rare instances in history books and archives, I want-
ed to bring to the forefront the achievements and contributions
made by an entire race of people -African Americans. Many who
*are already well known; but also many who have never received
the acknowledgment due them for their achievements and contri-

FedEx to Settle Bias Claim for $500,000
ST. LOUIS FedEx Freight East will pay $500,000 to settle a
lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission over allegations that the company discriminated
against black dockworkers in St. Louis, the EEOC said.
FedEx Freight East is a subsidiary of Memphis, Tenn.-based
FedEx Corp., which acquired American Freightwaiys in 2001.
FedEx Freight said that in settling the case, it is not admitting dis-
crimination against black employees, and in fact, denies it. The
company, noting it does not tolerate discrimination in the work-
place, said the alleged events occurred before FedEx acquired
American Freightways in 2001.
The EEOC sued in,2003 on behalf of 20 blacks who worked
for American Freightways Inc. atthe time of the alleged bias. The
EEOC said blacks were denied promotions from part-time to full-
time jobs at the company's trucking terminal in St. Louis. Another
was denied promotion to a supervisory position. When the suit
was filed in September 2003, attorney Jerome Dobson said the
delays had significant effects on black workers who were seeking
more hours, better routes and pay, and promotion opportunities.
Meanwhile, he said, white workers "'capfr.hged" over the black
' workers.
Six black dockworkers joined ini the lawsuit and the settle-
ment. In addition to the $500,000 settlement, which must still be
approved by the U.S. District Court, FedEx will be. required.,to
report on promoti(ps to full-time dockworker positions and to,,
dock supervisor positions. "We are pleased that FedEx corrected
the problems at its St. Louis tenninal after

BOND Head Blasts Civil Rights
Leaders For Endorsing Farrakhan's
Anti-White Separatist Agenda

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to Ray Parks, who was also a NAACP activist and a barber that always carried a gun. Her
grandfather kept a shotgun by his side because of KKK threats. But on December 1, 1955,
the same bus driver who was driving the bus twelve years earlier and had thrown Rosa
McCauley Parks off of the bus, was again facing this same driver, who by the way, like all
other bus drivers, carried a gun, would not move. She was arrested and fined $14. Her arrest
was the beginning of a 381-day organized boycott of the Birmingham bus system. The
organizer of the boycott was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 26. When the company almost
went bankrupt, changes were made.In 1988 Mrs. Parks said that she felt that young blacks
took legal equality for granted and that older blacks tried to shield the young from the infor-
mation regarding past sufferings. "We must double and redouble our efforts to try to tell
our youth, to try to give them an inspiration ... and to know what it means to be black in
America today," said the lady who had been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1996,
the nation's highest civilian honor.
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Edward Waters College Tigers

EWC Tigers vs


Game Day
November 5
Atlantic College Journeyman

3 p.m.
Earl Kitchings Stadium @ Raines High School

November 5
10 a.m.
Commences from Stanton College Preparatory High School
@ 13th Street & Myrtle Avenue
Kings Road

BET Comedians featuring Chinitta "Chocolate" Morris
November 2
8 p.m.
Milne Auditorium
General Public $5

Pep Rally
November 4
6:30 pm.
Centennial Lawn
1658 Kings Road

Pan-Hellenic Greek Step Show
November 4, 7 p.m. /11
James Weldon Johnson Gym
General Public $7 Advance
$15 Day of Show
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Edward Waters College is accredited by the
Commission on Colleges of the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

1658 Kings Road

Jacksonville, Florida 32209

(904) 470-8211


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