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Striving to Make a
Cease the Fear
Obama Is Here
Raises $25 Million for Campaign
mns. M angr / '
Isaiah Rumlin, President, Jax NAACP with
Senator Baraka Obama. Photo by David Williams
Many are wondering how Senator Obama was able to raise
$25 million. Well, Samantha Giggetts is seven years old.
She has her own bank account that she barely withdraw
money from. Her attitude is, "Let the money in the bank
stay. I will use current funds on hand if I want something."
However, when it comes to Senator Obama, her attitude is
different and she told her parents to withdraw $100 from her
savings account "to give to Obama so that he can win."
If giving donations to a candidate is indicative of the pub-
lic's desire than the first quarter reporting is making a strong
statement for the the presidential candidates. Senator Hilary
Clinton, the former first lady, has raised only one million
more than the person who is considered as her strongest
rival. She reported contributions totalling $26 million while
Senator Obama reported $25 millions. However, she has
transferred $10 million from her Senate account. Behind
Clinton and Obama is Senator John Edwards with $14 mil-
lion. The Republican candidates with the largest amount are
Gov. Mitt Romney with $23 millions and Mayor Giuliani
with $15 million.
Dorothy Pitman Hushes was hostess for one Obama's fund
raising house parties and has organized a group called the
Democratic Rappers. When Obama was in Florida and
heard the group, he said, "I like that." Her desire is to have
the rappers tour throughout Florida.
Jacksonville Native New President of
Florida General Baptist Convention
The Rev. James Sampson
It was not an easy contest
to acquire the Presidency of
the Florida General Baptist
Convention Inc. especially
since his major opponent
was the former president,
the Reverend Dr. Henry
Lyons, but Jacksonville
native, The Reverend Dr.
James Sampson came
through and was elected
WedinesdaN as the new pres-
Dr. Samson is pastor of
First New Zion Missionary
Baptist C(huici located in
the 48001. bloi k of Soutel
Driie. Hi- has served as
pastor ,iinc 1o86 '.'.hene lie
Dr. Sampson said that he
has surveyed the landscape
of the Florida General
Baptist Convention and it is
"vividly clear that it is time
for a new direction." He
added that his "proven lead-
ership abilities in the area of
Education, Foreign and
Home Mission, Economic
Justice, will provide our
Convention with Strength,
Structure ad Stability."
Dr. Sampson is a graduate
of Stanton High School and
received his honorary
Doctorate of Divinity in
2000. He is married to
Sheila Nelson Sampson and
they have one daughter,
three sons, and three grand
children. He is affiliated
with many organizations and
serves on a number of
boards. He is founder and
president of HOPE Inc. of
First New Zion boast many
programs, including HOPE
Inc., a Christian Academy
'and an Enterprise Center
Five Arrested in
Shooting of Teen Girls
Two teen girls, one 14, the other
16, met 17-year-old Jonathan
Johnson and 19-year-old Bruce
Allen Black on a chat line and had
run away with them, prior to the
afternoon of March 24 assault and
shooting in the 3500 bldck of
Ribault Scenic Drive. It was later
Bruce Black learned that the girls were waiting
for Black and Lee while they went
into a store but decided to take the
truck while they were in the store.
This decision angered the two
males. The girls went back to the
original meeting place near the river
on Ribault Scenic Drive and there
Ontario Napier were two other men with Johnson
and Black, Ontario Napier 23, and
'It Alex Lee when the girls were
assaulted and shot.
Antonette Johnson- Lee
Black is chargedwith child abuse
for beating the girls; Napier is
charged with attempted murder for
reportedly shooting the girls several
times. Alex Lee and Jonathan
Johnson were arrested for weapon
and drug charges and Antonette
Johnson, 36, mother of Jonathan,
has been charged with accessory
after the fact. The girls were not
charged with a criminal act and are
now out of the hospital and recover-
ing from the injuries received. One
had been shot in the stomach, back
and shoulders and the other one was
shot in the face and arm. '
The girls are thankful that someone
passing through the area saw the
incident and contacted 911.
After the incident was reported the
man made plans to leave
Jacksonville with the help of
S Janelle Wilson,
Mayor of Former
Columnist for The
Jacksonville Florida Star and
S*. The Times Union
Dies at 86
The week of March 12,
City Councilwoman Gwen
Yates became the Mayor of
Jacksonville for two days.
As acting mayor she was
able to conduct business and
has historical evidence of
her power through a signed
which proclaimed Thursday
How did Yates become
mayor? She was appointed
by the next in line after the
first five in line after the
mayor, was not available.
Yates is presently in her
second term as District 8
representative on the City
Janelle "Jan" Wilson,
known for her column in The
Florida Star and The Florida
Times Union, "Jottings by
Jan", died on March 31,
2007. She was 86 years of
Ms. Jan was a 'self-taught'
journalist and her column
was well-received. She did
much for the community
including being a founding
member of St. Gabriel's
Episcopal Church. Her
funeral was Thursday, April
Felon Rights Restored
Can Vote, Serve on Jury,Get Occupational
Licenses, Hold Public Office No Guns
Florida is no longer one of the five Southern states that ban
felons' rights to life, leaving behind, Alabama, Georgia,
Mississippi and Kentucky where such law was activated after
then Civil War to keep African-Americans who may have been
incarcerated from voting. During his campaign, Governor
Crist committed to make a change and on Thursday, approval
was given that will allow more than 600,000 felons in Florida,
automatic restoration of their civil rights. Such a move did not
meet the approval of the state's Attorney Gereral Bill
McCollum and many law enforcement entities, including
Sheriff Rutherford, who wanted each felon to wait at least five
years to prove themselves 'ready.'
There are three levels of approval.
Level One will have an expedited restoration of civil rights.
This level includes ex-offenders who have committed less
severe crimes and have never been convicted of: murder,
attempted murder, attempted felony murder, manslaughter,.
DUI manslaughter, sexual battery, attempted sexual battery,,
lewd or lascivious battery, attempted lewd or lascivious bat-
tery, molestation, conduct or exhibition; lewd or lascivious
offense upon or in the presence of an elderly or disabled per-
son, attempted of the above; sexual performance or attempted
sexual performance by a child; failure to register as a sexual
predator or sexual offender; computer pornography, transmis-
sion, buying or selling of minors; kidnapping, attempted, false
imprisonment or luring and enticing a child; aggravated and
attempted aggravated battery; armed or attempted armed rob-
bery, carjacking, home and attempted home invasion; poison-
ing or food or water; abuse of a dead human body, first degree
or attempted first degree burglary; arson or attempted arson;
aggravated assault, stalking, battery or aggravated assault on a
law enforcement officer; first degree trafficking in illegal subs-
Restoration Continued on A-7
Tattoos and HIV- Is There a Relationship?
The question of being at risk for HIV when getting a
tattoo, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the
answer is no even though there are some tattoo artist that
will ask if you are HIV positive and if you answer "yes"
they will not take you as a client.
S Whitney Houston Wins Daughter
SIt was ruled Wednesday that Whitney Houston, when her
divorce to Bobby Brown is finalized at the end of April,
that she will have custody of their 14-year-old daughter.
Whitney did not request spousal or child support.
Study Links Child Care to Behavior Problems
A recent study showed that the more a child spends in
child care, the more likely the sixth grade teacher will
experience behavior problems with that child and, chil-
dren who received quality child care before kindergarten
had better vocabulary scores in fifth grade.
Tomi Rae Hynie Prepares for Paternity Test for
Alleged James Brown's Son ,
Tomi Rae Hynie, who said she was legally married to
James Brown, has selected a special guardian for her son
Sas a first step toward determining the child's paternity.
Last month, Brown's trustee filed a motion asking the
judge to order DNA from Tomi's son.
James Brown died on Christmas day, 2006 and his body
was finally placed in a crypt at the home of one of his
daughters in March.
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Beating the Odds-Something to Cheer
Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder
Children's Defense Fund
If you want to hear about and state offices select and
a drug crime or armed rob- recognize four or five high
bery by a teen, listen to the school seniors for their hero-
11:00 p.m. news on most ic achievements while tri-
nights or go to the Metro umphing over immense
section of most newspapers. challenges. Each honoree
But if you want to hear receives a cash scholarship
about exemplary or and a new laptop computer.
ennobling behavior by Houston, Texas and
young people, you may have Minneapolis and St. Paul,
to do some searching. It is Minnesota held Beat the
unfortunate that so many Odds celebrations in March.
images of our youth in pop- Since 1990, CDF has recog-
ular culture are negative- nized and encouraged
objects in rap videos or approximately 570 Beat the
young people just behaving Odds honorees to become
stupidly, leaders and professionals in
The truth is that many a.variety of fields, as well as
children and teens are living advocates for children and
positive and productive champions of social justice.
lives. Some are prevailing in Beat the Odds honoree
the face of unimaginable Mohamed Ibrahim
adversity. To recognize and Mohamed was forced to be a
celebrate the achievement of child soldier in Somalia by
just few outstanding young warlords who also stole his
people from a pool of many family's land. After five
who are nominated or apply, years, he escaped and
the Children's Defense Fund walked for a month toward
started the Beat the Odds the Kenyan border. After a
scholarship program in 1990 miraculous reunion with his
as part of the Black family, his father was killed
Community Crusade for by Somali warlords and his
Children. Our goal then as mother by bandits in Kenya.
now has been to affirm the At 16, Mohamed became
success of teens who are responsible for his five
overcoming tremendous younger brothers. Since his
obstacles in their lives while uncle arranged for them to
working hard, demonstrat- come to the United States
ing academic excellence, less than a year ago,
and contributing to their Mohamed has strived to
communities. master English, has taken
Each year, CDF national extra courses at school in
_Minneapolis and has found
time to tutor younger stu-
S dents. He has been accepted
to St. Cloud University and
plans to become a heart sur-
geon. Eventually, he aspires
to expand education and
S"" health care in Somalia and
work to bring an end to the
S* use of child soldiers in
Tanya Allen, a high
school senior in St. Paul, has
prevailed against crushing
poverty, a violent alcoholic
father, the stress of her
mother's recurring brain
tumor and the death of her
grandmother, who nurtured
her as a young child. She
was also molested by a non-
family member. Tanya rose
above these daunting diffi-
cilties to excel in school,
maintaining a 3.77 grade
point average. She has a
number of part-time jobs
and volunteers at her church
and with the Girl Scouts.
She holds a black belt in
karate and conducts a Kung
Fu class for younger chil-
dren. This summer, she will
travel to Europe as a People
to People Ambassador.
Tanya will enter the
University of Minnesota in
the fall and plans to become
When Anosha Azeemi
was 14, she, her mother and
three siblings fled
Afghanistan after the
Taliban murdered every
male member of her family.
She had no formal schooling
for six years because girls
and women were barred
from education. When she
came to the United States
five years ago, she spoke
four languages, but no
English. Adjusting to her
new life was difficult.
Classmates taunted her, and
her brother was beaten up on
his second night in Houston.
She began her freshman
year at the YES College
Prep School with a third
grade education. Having
been denied schooling for
years in Afghanistan,
Anosha spent every spare
minute studying to catch up
while working 40 hours a
week at a shoe store to help
support the family.
Other equally inspiring
honorees this year are Fanny
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Ho and Zachary Menk in
Texas; and Jacqueline
Bonilla and Choua Yang in
We all know young peo-
ple who are thriving aca-
demically, contributing to
their communities and serv-
ing as role models to
younger children. They
deserve our active encour-
agement and support. We
must be mindful, however,
of the many others who find
the conditions in which they
live overwhelming. Too
many young people come
from poor families who are
struggling to meet their most
basic needs. They may wit-
ness or experience violence
in their homes and have no
one to protect or nurture
them. They walk to school
through dangerous neigh-
borhoods only to arrive in
classrooms where teachers
have low expectations' for
their success. These young
people often have no place
to feel safe or be smart--and
their calls for help are
ignored. We must support
them as well, by fighting to
provide opportunities so
they can bloom with excel-
lent schools and health care
facilities and effective child
But for now, if you're
depressed about the "if it
bleeds, it leads" 11:00
o'clock news, tell your
media leaders to stait report-
ing on hope. And take solace
in the knowledge that young
people all across the country
are beating the odds. And
that's something we can
stand up and cheer about!
For more information on
CDF's Beat the Odds
Scholarship Program, go to
eat the odds.
APRIL 7, 2007
Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
THE SAINT PAUL AME CHURCH FAMILY AND PAS-
TOR, THE REV. MARVIN CLYDE ZANDERS, II, extend a
sincere welcome to friends and the public to share in the care-
fully planned Easter/Resurrection worship services and activi-
ties. April 8, Easter SONrise Worship at 5:30 a.m., First Service
of Light at 7:30 a.m., The Holy Lamb of God at 9:45 a.m. and
Praise and Worship at 11:00 a.m.; April 9th 14th, The Hour of
Prayer at 6:30 p.m.; and April 16th 18th, The Spring Revival
(Bishop John Bryant) at 7:00 p.m. Saint Paul is located at 6910
New Kings Rd. Please call 764-2755 for additional info.
SWORD AND SHIELD KINGDOM OUTREACH MIN-
ISTRY invites you to share in their 2007 Serious Praise Service.
When Praises go up, Blessings come down! The Rev. Mattie W.
Freeman will bring the message April 8th at 3:45 p.m. in the
Father's House Conference Center located at 1820 Monument
Rd., Jacksonville, FL, Bldg. #2.
MT. OLIVE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH located at
1319 N. Myrtle Ave., Jacksonville, FL, announces its ANNUAL
EASTER BAG GIVE-A-WAY AND EASTER EGG HUNT,
Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be
games, Easter bags and refreshments. For more information call
GREATER MT. SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH, located at
3552 Moncrief Rd., with Rev. C.E. Banks, Pastor, is honoring
the late Sister Fronnie Fudge at their ANNUAL EASTER
CONCERT, Sunday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m. Special Guest: Tony
and The Magnificent Voices of Durham, NC and on program:
Lil Jessie and The Miracles, Gospel Caravan's, The Singing
Trumpets, The Golden Clouds, The.Gospel Tones, Dea.
Kilpatrick and the Soul Savers, and God's Spiritual Gift.
The Pastor's Care Ministry of MT. SINAI MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH located at 2036 Silver St., will be cele-
brating Pastor's Appreciation, Rev. R.L. Gundy, April 15, dur-
ing their morning worship service. Come and make it happen,
FAUST TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST, located
at 3328 Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL with Bishop R. L.
Dixon, Pastor, is having a HEALTH FAIR, April 21, at 10:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Shands Jacksonville, Blood Pressure,
Cholesterol, Diabetes Screenings, Dr. Ronald Way,
Chiropractor, Walter Morrison, HIV Lecturer, Sheriff Dept.,
Stranger Danger & Kids Finger Printing, Healthy Start, Sickle
Cell Foundation, Independent Living, Resource Center, Deaf
Services, Supervisor of elections State of Florida Pregnancy
Adolescent Center, Duval County Health Dept., Project Moses,
Body and Soul, River Region HIV Mobile Testing Unit.
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EASTER SERVICE AT HISTORIC MT. ZION AME
CHURCH Mass choir and dance ministry to perform excit-
ing morning worship celebration. The mass choir and dance
ministry of Historic Mount Zion AME Church presents "Lift
Up the Cross," a special Easter worship service on Sunday,
April 8, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary of the
church. The Easter message of mankind's salvation will be
delivered through song, dance and praise in this stirring per-
formance. Also, the church school will present their annual
Easter program at 9:15 a.m. in the church lower auditorium.
The church is located downtown at 201 E. Beaver St. at the
corner of Newnan and Beaver St. and Rev. F.D. Richardson,
Jr. is the pastor. Everyone is invited to attend. For more infor-
mation call (904) 355-9475.
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Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all
comfort: Deal graciously, we pray thee, with those who
mourn, that casting every care on thee, they may
know the consolation of thy love, through
Jesus Christ our LORD.
died April 3, 2007. A.B.
died March 30, 2007.
BARLOW, Dexter USN,
died March 28, 2007.
BRICE, Baby Boy
Thomas, died March 28,
BROOKS, Randy J., 44,
died March 26, 2007.
CLARK, Janet Marie,
44, died March 30, 2007.
died, March 28, 2007.
died March 27, 2007.
GILLIS, Eloise, died
April 2, 2007. A.B.
died April 2, 2007.
HAWK, Zodeidah, 43,
died March 28, 2007.
HAWKINS, Maceo, died
April 1, 2007.
HAYES, Samuel, died
April 2, 2007.
HUFF, Janie Mae, died
March 30, 2007.
IVEY, Francina T., died
April 2, 2007. A.B.
JONES, Carolyn, died
March 30, 2007.
JONES, Robert, I., age
72, died March 28, 2007.
March 28, 2007.
March 27, 2007.
March 24, 2007.
SIMS, Helen, died April
SMITH, Charles A., died
March 25, 2007.
STOKES, David, 77,
died March 30, 2007.
TARVER, James,- died
April 1, 2007.
WHITE, Daisy, died
March 29, 2007.
WILSON, Janelle, died
March 31, 2007.
YOUNG, Mallean, died
March 27, 2007.
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
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Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .......................11:00 a.m.
Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays
(Old Sanctuary)..............................11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting.............. ........ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Eric Lee, Pastor
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
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
0 (904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
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Baptism-Praise & Worship
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Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
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Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service...................6:00-8:00 p.m.
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MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 am.
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Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
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of life and there simply is no way
to avoid it. For indeed there is a
"time to be born and a time to
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and a member of the clergy con-
ducting services at a church or a
funeral home. Would you want
an open or closed casket? Maybe
you want a special friend to do
the eulogy or family members to
read scripture passages or poetry.
Any favorite hymns?
First, you should shop
around and talk to a few funeral
directors. Yes, let your fingers do
the walking-comparing prices
for such things as casket,
embalming, ant the cost for pro-
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which can include such things as
praJer cards. ltank-lou notes.
and guest registers-the\ add up
quickly. Man) opt for the funer-
al home m their neighborhood
for personalized services.
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Burial or cremation? If earth bur-
ial, a cemetery plot should be
purchased; if above ground, a
mausoleum crypt. If cremation is
the choice, plan disposition of
the ashes. Do you want them
stored in a columbarium niche or
buried? Maybe you prefer to
have your ashes scattered?
An option some people take
is to donate organs and tissues to
a medical school (have a donor
card and check on requirements).
If you would rather have a
memorial service express that
wish. That means a service in the
funeral home or a church where
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1 semi-boneless fully cooked ham hall (6-8 Ibs)
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons pre-diced onions
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 cup water
8 ounces pineapple tidbits in juice (3/4 cup, well drained)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 packet pork gravy mix (about 1 ounce)
1. Preheat oven to 325F. Remove all packaging and wrap ham
in foil, place in shallow baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes per
pound or just until internal temperature at center of ham is
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doneness. Remove ham from oven and let stand 10-20 minutes
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1 lb fresh asparagus spears (rinsed)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 cup sliced alm:'nds
1. Cut 1 inch from tough root end of asparagus spears and
discard. To do this quickly, group half the spears together,
align ends, and slice with sharp knife. Cut into 2-inch pieces
and set aside.
2. Preheat large saute pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes
Place butter and seasoned salt in pan; swirl to coat
Add almonds and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring often. -
or until lightly toasted and brown.'
3 Add asparagus; cook 4-5 minutes, stirring often, or
until crisp-tender. (For softer asparagus, cover during
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Increase for Blacks
Jacksonville Still Hot
Market for Minorities
Although Georgia's home buyer's mar-
ket is still affordable, the state's foreclosure
rate is among the highest in the nation, and
the percentage of African Americans own-
ing homes is just 49.9 percent compared to
76.7 percent for Whites. This conspicuous
gap is due in part to some of the fallacies
associated with homeownership including
the belief that one must have a near perfect
credit rating as well as a 20 percent down
payment in order to qualify for a mortgage.
Other myths are that candidates must have a
checking or savings account and years of
employment in your background.
Compounding these fallacies is the egre-
gious problem of predatory lending which
has relentlessly targeted minority homeown-
ers, low-income residents and the elderly for
years with the underhanded objective of
reclaiming these homes once they go into
The National Urban League has initiated
a six-point Homebuyer's Bill of Rights to
boost homeownership in the United States,
especially among African Americans.
"Greater homeownership means greater
personal wealth, which, in turn, means
greater economic empowerment, the civil
right of the 21st Century," National Urban
League President Marc Morial said in a
speech at the National Press Club in
Washington, D.C. "It is also helpful in clos-
ing the financial gap that exists between
blacks and whites in the United States."
In 2004, African-American homeowner-
ship hit a historic high nearly 50 percent,
compared to 76 percent of white Americans,
slipping to 47.9 percent in 2006, thanks in
part to increased foreclosures that are threat-
ening decades of progress.
Through six major policy recommenda-
tions, the National Urban League
Homebuyer's Bill Of Rights is designed to
minimize four major obstacles standing in
the way of more Americans owning their
own homes: 1) lack of net savings for down-
payments and closing costs; 2) lack of infor-
mation on how to shop for homes and apply
for loans; 3) lack of quality affordable units
in livable locations; and 4) lack of consumer
"It is not enough to put more Americans
National Urban League
Homebuyer's Bill Of Rights
1. The Right to Save for Homeownership Tax-Free
Recommendation Create Individual Development
Accounts for Homeownership administered by employ-
ers as matched savings plans for the future purchase of
2. The Right to High-Quality Homeownership
Recommendation Redesign of an industry-wide
system that integrates pre- and post-purchase home-
ownership education and counseling; and expansion of
HUD's budget for housing counseling from $42 million
to $80 million in FY 08.
3. The Right to Truth and Transparency in Credit
Recommendation Demystify the credit reporting
system through creation of a public education and
awareness campaign about credit scoring and its impact
on wealth creation, and establishment of a penalty
structure for credit reporting bureaus that maintain
inaccurate client files.
4. The Right to Production of Affordable Housing
for Working Families
Recommendation Cities and other municipalities-
should through zoning and tax incentives require that at
least 30% of all new market-rate construction be made
available for purchase and rental by households com-
prising the locality's working families.
5. The Right to be Free from Predatory Lending
Recommendation Elimination of incentives for
lenders to make predatory loans; a fair, competitive
market that responsibly provides credit to consumers;
access to justice for families caught in abusive loans;
and the preservation of essential federal and state con-
6. The Right to Aggressive Enforcement of Fair
Recommendation Create a HUD Task Force to vig-
orously investigate and prosecute violations of fair-
lhuu~ing laws and authorize congressional oversight
hearinii to hold HUD accountable.
into their own homes if we fail to arm them
with the tools needed to sustain homeowner-
ship. Far too many first-time homebuyers
with limited financial experience have fall-
en into the trap of predatory lending where
unscrupulous mortgage brokers steer them
into unsuitable and exploitive mortgage
products and turn their American Dream
into the American Nightmare. The National
Urban League Homebuyer's Bill of Rights
seeks to reverse and eliminate this trend."
"Truth is that 25-40 percent of the people
getting sub prime loans could get an A-
paper loan," said Vaughn Irons, national
director of Freddie Mac, adding that Freddie
Mac's goal was to create 2,100 new home-
owners within the next 24 months through
the 21 Step Program.
Lending stature and resonance to the
issue, Dominique Wilkins, who grew up in
Baltimore, Maryland in a single parent
household with "eight brothers and sisters',"
said he was no stranger to life's challenges
having spent much of his early life "proving
the skeptics wrong." Even today, he noted,
he knew quite a few people whose homes
were foreclosed on them, which is why, he
feels so strongly about this issue.
"This is not a singular problem in this
city," it is a problem that "crosses all socio-
economic lines," he said, adding that it
"impacts African Americans and other
minorities" in particular. "If you can spend
$1,000 a month on rent, you can own your
own home," he pointed out.
Noting that while wealth derived from
homeownership was crucial, Georgia State
Senator Kasim Reed (D-35) said that what
was most important was the wealth "trans-
ferred to children and grandchildren." To
that end, he said Freddie Mac, which was
chartered by Congress in 1970, was instru-
mental in investing $115 billion in home
loans over the past 10 years.
Improvements in Florida
Home purchase loans in 2005 for
African Americans increased at a rate 4.8
times the rate for White homebuyers for the
top 20 metro areas with at least 500 African-
The market with the greatest growth in
African American home buying from 2004
to 2005 was Lakeland, Florida, with a 86%
increase -- 3.2 times greater than the 26.7%
increase in home purchase loans for Whites
in that metro area.
Ocala, Lakeland, Fort Myers, Orlando
and Jacksonville were all in the top ten
growth markets for minorities.
The Ponce DeLeon
Mall in St. Augustineis try-
ing a new approach to
reduce theft in the mall.
They are throwing out cus-
tomers under 17 years old
if they do not have a parent
with them after 6p.m on
Friday and Saturdays,.
"It's really killed the
business," said Victoria
Williams, who owns
Wizards gaming shop
inside the mall. He said
he's lost hundreds in profits
after the mall passed the
The gaming store isn't
the only business that is
suffering. Also feeling the
pinch is the only movie
theatre located in St.
The mall's only arcade
closed the weekend the age
restriction went into effect.
The Ponce DeLeon mall
is small by today's mall
standards. Stores in the
mall include JC Penny and
Dr. James Ammons
Ratified at FAMU
The Florida Board of
Governors have unani-
mously voted to ratify the
FAMU Board of Trustees'
selection of Dr. James H.
Ammons as Florida A&M's
The new Florida A&M
University president said
Thursday that the school's
persistent financial and
accounting problems must
be tackled "head on" and
that he will insist on clean
Florida News Briefs
Tallahassee State regulators on Friday gave tenta-
tive approval to the first rate cuts by private home insur-
ance companies following the passage last month of a
new law giving the companies more access to the state's
backup insurance fund.
Fort Pierce A 9-year-old boy and an adult were
apparently bitten by sharks off the beaches of a barrier
island, authorities said. Their injuries were not consid-
The attacks happened within an hour of each other
Saturday in the water along Hutchinson Island in St.
Lucie County on Florida's east coast.
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Prostate Cancer Risks
Higher in Urban Blacks
Jacksonville Blacks Show More
Advanced Stages than Others
Inner-city black men are almost twice as likely to be"
diagnosed with prostate cancer as whites and are four times.
more likely to be in advanced stages of the disease at diag-
nosis, according to a new study led by University of Florida
The findings, call attention to the need to screen these
men early beginning at age 45 instead of 50 and to.
offer them ongping prostate cancer education, the
Prostate cancer remains the second-most-commonly
diagnosed cancer and the second-most-common cause of
cancer deaths in American men over age 45. Even so,
prostate cancer mortality rates in the United States have
been steadily declining during the past 10 years, thanks to:
serum prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, blood tests and:
But the researchers found a different situation for inner-
city men in Jacksonville, Fla.
"It all came about when we noticed that several patients:
we screened in Jacksonville were presenting with more
advanced disease than what we had seen in similarly sized:
settings namely Houston and Winston-Salem," said Dr.:
Charles Rosser, the study's senior author and an assistant:
professor of urology at the UofF Jacksonville. "Patients:
who presented in Houston and Winston-Salem had already;
been screened so thoroughly that they presented with.a lot:
earlier disease than what we saw here. We wanted to know:
why Jacksonville's numbers were so much higher."
Although several variables may be involved, Rosser:
thinks the cause is a lack of prostate cancer screening and:
ongoing education in inner-city Jacksonville.
"Other communities our size have had fairly large:
screening initiatives first directed to the general communi-:
ty and then directed to minorities in the inner city," he said.:
"Here in Jacksonville we didn't have anything like that until
2003, when UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville urolo-:
gists, in partnership with the Duval County Health:
Department, began offering free screenings at UF's affiliat-
ed. hospital, Shands Jacksonville."
Using the data from these screenings, the seven-member:
research team set out to assess the detection rate of prostate:
cancer and disease stage at diagnosis. Researchers collected:
and analyzed clinical and pathological data from the biop-
sies of 368 men 52 percent white, 42 percent black, 5 per-
cent Hispanic and 1 percent Asian. Because of the small
numbers, Hispanics and Asians were excluded for study pur-
Sposes. The researchers were surprised to find these men
were four times as likely to have advanced cancer, Rosser
"The chance of usually presenting with advanced disease
is maybe 5 percent nationwide," he said. "Our study sample
showed 16 percent for blacks and 3.8 percent for whites -
a statistically significant finding;"
When patients don't begin treatment until cancer is
advanced, the cure rate drops dramatically.
Annual screenings should include the PSA blood test and
an exam, with biopsy and further examination recommend-
ed for a PSA level above 4.0, Rosser said.
Education is key for these men, according to Rosser.
"Of course, we need to stress the importance of annual
screenings, but we also need to let them know why they're
being screened and explain that, as black men, statistically
they're at higher risk for the disease," he said. "Education
must go hand in hand with screening."
The study identifies a disparity in prostate cancer screen-
ing and detection among men of differing social strata that is
especially worrisome at a time when the underserved -
especially blacks stand to benefit most' from such pro-
grams, Rosser said.
What are the Symptoms of
There are usually no specific signs or symptoms of
early prostate cancer -- which is why prostate screening
is so important. An annual physical examination,
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, and digital
rectal exam (DRE) provide the best chance of identify-
ing prostate cancer in its earliest stages.
The following signs and symptoms may be caused
by prostate cancer, or by a variety of other conditions.
Consult your physician right away if you are experienc-
ing any/all of the following symptoms:
weak or interrupted flow of urine
urinating often (especially at night)
difficulty urinating or holding back urine i
inability to urinate
pain or burning when urinating
blood in the urine or semen
nagging pain in the back, hips, or pelvis
As a man gets older, his prostate may grow bigger
and block the flow of urine, or interfere with sexual
function. Although an enlarged prostate gland a con-
dition called benign prostate hyperplasia may not be
life-threatening, it may require treatment with medicine
or surgery to relieve symptoms. This common benign
prostate condition, which is not cancer, can cause many
of the same symptoms as prostate cancer.
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Why Don't Black Men Achieve As Well Academically?
by Makebra M. Anderson
NNPA, National Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) On campuses across the nation, it is becoming difficult to dis-
tinguish between all-female and co-ed universities. Often, the student government president
is female. It is not uncommon for the editor of the school newspaper to be a woman. Walk
into any classroom and the overwhelming majority of the students are females.
While unattached single males might applaud that disparity, the absence of Black men in
meaningful numbers on college campuses is troubling to many and has profound implica-
tions for the future for Black America. If this gender imbalance continues, it could impact
future family structures, the type of role models available to Black boys and the vibrancy
of the African-American community.
Why are Black males failing to achieve at the same level as females?
"Boys are much more influenced by the streets. The biggest competitors to education are
rap, drugs and sports," says Jawanza Kunjufu, a Chicago-based expert on Black males.
"When you think about it, of the number of Black males in college, what percent of them
are athletes? Sistas don't seem to be tempted by sports, rap and drugs. There is no question
that more brothas lean towards faster money."
Another problem according to Kunjufu is the lack of Black male teachers.
"We really have to look at why 83 percent of the school teachers in elementary are White
females, 6 percent are African-American and 1 percent are African-American males,"
explains Kunjufu, who heads African-American Images, a group that publishes and distrib-
utes books that promote self-esteem, collective values, liberation, and skill development.
"America has designed a female teaching style. There is a possibility that a male can go K-
8 [from kindergarten to eighth grade] and never experience a Black teacher."
That also troubles Robert Lemons, dean of the School of Education at Florida A&M
"Whenever we have the opportunity, we talk to the legislatures and school superintendents
asking them to make teaching more attractive for the male. We don't get much response,"
he says. "This has been a trend in education for a long time. Before the 1980s, most edu-
cated Blacks were in teaching. This was when we couldn't go into any other occupations,
but as soon as other occupations opened up, Black men left and went into professions they
felt made more money."
In. 2004, there was a large gap between male and female teachers, according to the
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Of the 6.2 million teachers, approximate-
ly 4.5 million (71 percent) were women and 1.7 million (29 percent) were men. Of all teach-
ers, only 5.1 million (8 percent) were Black.
"Since 1954 there has been a 66 percent decline in Black teachers," Kunjufu, who wrote
the four-book series, Countering the Conspiracy to destroy Black boys, said. The paucity of
African-American teachers hampers the normal development of Black males, Kunjufu
Derrick Lawson, a 5th grade teacher in Los Angeles has the same opinion.
"I didn't major in education during college, but I decided to go into the profession after
realizing I was going.nowhere with my job at the DMV [Deplartment of Motor Vehicles],"
Lawson said in an interview. "Once I started teaching, I was surprised at how few Black
male teachers there are in California and how much time you spend mentoring as opposed
Lawson, a Black man, says the responsibility of male teachers goes far beyond the class-
"When you are the only male figure some of your student see, it puts additional pressure
on you to be their teacher, friend and parent. Many of my male students come to me because
I am the only one they know that's not on the streets, selling drugs or gang banging."
Because Lawspn is the only "father figure" some of his students have, it's hard for him to
leave even though the pressure sometimes seems overwhelming.
"When I started teaching I thought that it would be a typical eight to four day and when I
realized that it was almost 24-hours I thought about going back to the DMV. What has kept
me in the profession for these past five years is my heart. I see first hand how not having a
positive male influence can destroy a child's life and I am committed to making sure that I
do all I can to ensure that these kids get a fair shot at success-even if it means sacrificing
my own wants."
Kunjufu says the lack of positive male role models-may even limit their ability to excel
personally and academically.
"Thirty-two percent of our children have their father in the home. Girls have their mother
as a role model, but more than half of boys have no one. Another problem is that many
mothers raise their daughters and love their sons. They teach their daughters to be more
responsible and more focused, he said."
According to the Census, the number of female-headed homes is higher than 32 percent.
In the Black community, 44 percent of homes are headed by a woman, 23.4 percent in the
Hispanic community, 13.2 percent in the Asian community and 12 percent in the White
In six year's the number of female-headed households in the Black community jumped by
14 percent. In 1999, 30.1 percent of households were headed by women, in 2000, 29.7 per-
cent, in 2001, 28.7 percent, in 2002, 28.8 percent and in 2003, 29.7 percent of households
were run by women.
Many feel that these numbers are a direct correlation to the achievement of Black students
and according to statistics..
In 2001, there slightly more college aged men than women. The Census reports that there
were 14.3 million men and 13.6 million women between 18 and 24 years old. HBCU cam-
puses did not follow that trend. During that year, the total fall enrollment in HBCUs was
289,985, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Women made
up 177,111 (61 percent) and men 112,874 (39 percent) of that total-a difference of 64,237
Kunjufu believes that early intervention is key.
"I still believe that it's best to correct the problem K-12 [from kindergarten to 12th grade].
How are you going to feed the college community if you don't develop students before they
get to college?" he asks. "Older students could mentor younger students and plant seeds.
Most brothas don't have mentors, even on college campuses. A progressive president of a
university would make sure seniors mentor younger classmen."Lemons agrees.
"Education is friendlier to females than males. Those students that do better in school are
students that can pay attention. Females are more acclimated or predisposed to do that bet-
ter. I'm afraid that the other things outside of school have a much stronger pull on men," he
Kunjufu says there is no time to focus on what we can't change.
"We need to point out that there are 1 million brothas competing for seven full-time jobs
in the NBA, only 22 rappers are really getting paid, and drug dealers don't have a retirement
plan," he said.
Although there are currently 200,000 more women in college than men, at one time men
outnumbered women on university campuses. The census reports that in 1950 there were
almost 226,000 more men in college than women. Ten years later, that number decreased
but men still out numbered women by nearly 116,000.
In 1989 things changed. During this school year, the number of female students jumped,
surpassing men by six percent. In 1989 there were 1,051,344 students in college-559,648
(53 percent) were women and 491,696 (47 percent) were men. Since then, the gap in male
and female enrollment has continued to increase, especially at HBCUs.
According to Kunjufu, unless the African-American community embraces Black men,
their future is dismal.
"In 1980, there were 100,000 brothas incarcerated. In 2005 there is 1.5 million. The mil-
lion dollar question becomes can the Black community survive if one of three of our men
is involved somehow in the penal institution. The answer is no, so we need to start protect-
ing these brothers."
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who best demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership skills. FollowA ing are the Scholarship
Recipients: Whitney N. Moore of Lincoln High has a yr. GP.\ of 4.0. She is the daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Michael R. Moore of Tallahassee, FL. WVhitneN plans to attend Florida A&MN University on a 6-
year program. majoring in Pharmacy: Donovan Jaquay Daniel Crosby of Palm BaN High has a GPA
of 3.23. He is the son of Karen L. Cros.by Peeples of Melbourne, FL. Don\an plans on anendming
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SCHOLARSHIPS continued on B4
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From Mary Fairchild,
Your Guide to
What do Christians
celebrate the resurrec-
tion of the Lord, Jesus
Christ. It is typically
the most well-attend-
ed Sunday service of
the year for Christian
Scripture, that Jesus
came back to life, or
was raised from the
dead, three days after
his death on the cross.
As part of the Easter
season, the death of Jesus
Christ by crucifixion, is
commemorated on Good
Friday, always the Friday
just before Easter.
Through his death, burial
and resurrection, Jesus
paid the penalty for sin,
thus purchasing for all
who believe in Him, eter-
nal life in Christ Jesus.
(For a more detailed
explanation about his
death and resurrection,
see Why Did Jesus Have
Christianity, Easter marks
the ending of Lent, a 40-
day period of fasting,
and spiritual discipline in
preparation for Easter.
Lent begins on Ash
Wednesday and ends on
Easter Sunday. Eastern
observe Lent or Great
Lent, during the 6 weeks
or 40 days preceding
Palm Sunday.with fasting
continuing during the
Holy Week of Easter. Lent
for Eastern Orthodox
churches begins on
Monday and Ash
Wednesday is not
Because of Easter's
pagan origins, and also
because of the commer-
cialization of Easter,
many Christian churches
have begun to refer to it as
The biblical account
of Jesus' death on the
cross, or crucifixion, his
burial and his resurrec-
tion, or raising from the
dead, can be found in the
following passages of
27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-
16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35;
and John 19:16-20:30.
Easter is always cele-
brated on the Sunday fol-
lowing the first full moon
after the vernal equinox.
PROJECT SOS 3rd ANNUAL FATHER DAUGHTER DINNER DATE HAS
Jacksonville, FL: On
Saturday, March 3rd, Erika
Harold, Miss America 2003
and her father, Robert
Harold, spoke to 500 atten-
dees at the Third Annual
Father Daughter Dinner
Date. "We are in a crisis
situation with our youth
right now, the record atten-
dance demonstrates our
families needing good role
models and the tools to
avoid risk behaviors," says
Dr. Pam Mullarkey, Project
SOS founder. Their speech
was heard by females
grades 6 through college
with their fathers and/or
male mentors about the
importance of avoiding risk
behavior such as drugs,
alcohol, sex and violence,
and the importance of a
father's role in helping
daughters make healthy
choices. Their message
clfallenged those attending
to stay focused on their
goals and to set high expec-
tations for themselves.
Erika spoke about such
things as girls wearing
clothes that make them gain
respect from others, focus-
ing on goals and not boys,
and the importance of dat-
ing guys who respect your
values'and have similar
ones. Her Father told Dads
in the crowd to ask for for-
giveness when you have
made a mistake, to not be
proud, be humble, and to
remember that the greatest
gift they can give their
daughters is not money or
things, but themselves. The
event was a great success
and proved to be very inspi-
rational for many in the
"Project SOS has the
recipe for success for
teenagers because they use
healthy role models to
inspire our daughters and I
want my daughter to be
around them. They have
role models from all walks
of life and all are abstinent
from sex, drugs and alco-
hol. The Project SOS staff
are who our children need
to be surrounded by," said
Lt. Commander Jim Pate,
who works at NAS. He and
his daughter Brittany, an
Orange Park High School
cheerleader, science fair
winner and class officer,
both greatly appreciated
Miss America's speech.
Brittany, who is also Miss
Capital City, is abstinent
from sex, drugs and alcohol
and will now be a volunteer
speaking to other students
about her choices.
The audience laughed
as MC Dan Hicken, accom-
panied by his Daughter,
Danielle, was crowned
"Mr. America" by Erika
Harold (see below). These
and other memories, such
as Fathers writing their
daughters special notes (see
below), will last a lifetime.
Students) is a non-profit
organization committed to
assisting our youth to make
"Best Choices" in choosing
to refrain from pre-marital
sex, drugs, alcohol, abusive
relationships, violence and
suicide. Project SOS also
provides parents with edu-
cational materials and
resources to help reduce
high risk behaviors.
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Baskets Full of Eggs
Trace around 2 hands on green construction paper.
Cut the hands out.
Cut out a large basket shape from brown paper.
Cut out four or five egg shapes from colored con-
struction paper. (Or children, can draw, color and
decorate the eggs using crayons,
markers, glitter etc.)
Glue the hands(fingers up) as grass behind the
eggs and basket on blue paper.
Glue the basket onto larger pieces of blue con-
Glue the eggs into the basket
Paper Plate Bunny Mask
Using a paper plate, cut out holes for the eyes.
Draw on the nose and add felt strips or yarn for the
Draw on a mouth.
Glue on 2 pieces of Chicklets gum for the teeth.
Cut out ears from gray construction paper and glue
Attach an elastic or yarn to tie around the child's
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I. Jacksonxille. FL.
SAngela is planning on
attending the Univ'ersirv
of North Florida and
majoring In Psycholog\
and Biolo-y. Her minor
is in Criminal Justice.
recipient received a
$5,00() scholarship and
ihe Srudent-Aid Awards
were lot- 50() each.
We are so very proud
*, of these outstanding sti-
dents and \e \ish each
and e\erv one of them
the best of luck while on
.their plight to reach their
,,S .I "- individual goals.
Tariea L. Huntley being presented a Student-Aid Award by the Most Worshipful Grand Master Dr.
Michael R. Moore 330 KYCH. Tariea plans to attend Bethune-Cookman College and major in
Elementary Education. (photo by Frank Powell)
Angela L. Williams being presented with a Student -AidAward by the Most Worshipful Grand Master
Dr. Michael R. Moore 330 KYCH. Angela plans to attend University of North Florida and major in
Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. (photo by Frank Powell)
SCHOLARSHIPS continued from front page Education; Myschelle
Dennis L. Murphy, II
of Wolfson High has a
GPA of 3.23. He is the
son of Mr. & Mrs.
Dennis & Antionette
Murphy, Sr., of Orange
Park, FL. Dennis plans
to attend Bethune-
C o o k m a n
College, majoring, in
Andreshia Speights of
Marianna High has a
GPA of 3.21. She is the
daughter of Tracy
Swaint of Marianna, FL.
Andreshia plans on
attending Florida A&M
University majoring in
Rev. Dr. James
Tariea L. Huntley,
daughter of Carolyn J.
Day of Jacksonville, FL.
Tariea attends Bethune-
Cookman College and is
majoring in Elementary
Jones, daughter of
Mattie Jones of
College and is majoring
in Biology; and Angela
L. Williams, daughter of
Mr. & Mrs. John &
Deborah Williams of
(VPK) Voluntary Pre-
The Early Learning
Coalition of Duval along
with the Jacksonville
Public Library will hold
for the community at two
Northside branch libraries.
Dallas Graham Branch
Library on Myrtle Avenue
and Highlands Branch
Library on Dunn Avenue
will host VPK enrollment
There are over 6000
children enrolled in VPK
this school year, and the
goal is to increase that
amount for next year.
Throughout the spring and
summer, the community
will have opportunities to
enroll their eligible chil-
dren at local high schools
and branch libraries.
Children must be four-
years-old by Septemlier 1,
2007 and a resident of the
state of Florida.
Dallas Graham Branch
Library VPK Sign-up:
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Highlands Branch Library
Saturday, April 7, 2007
You must bring docu-
mention to support age
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W. Myschelle Jones, after'
she received her
presented by the Most
Master Dr. Michael R.
Moore 330 KYCH
Giving thanks to those
who stood behind her
and encouraged her.
Myschelle plans to
Cookman College and
major in Biology.
Mattie M. Jones,
Angela L. Williams,
Carolyn J. Day, Tariea
L. Huntley and Katrona
McDonald front center.
The Most Worshipful
Grand Master Dr.
Michael R. Moore 330
Dennis L. Murphy, II,
with a scholarship.
1117- .Dennis has a GPA of
3.23 and plans to
Cookman College and
major in Accounting.
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EASTER IS REALLY FOR JESUS Easter is not just
for the Bunny, with goodies and treats that he brings.
Easter is when we must celebrate and alleluia is the
song that we sing!
i Easter is really for Jesus, who died and then rose from the
dead. We must always remember the Love Jesus showed
and all of the things that He said.
N- So, remember this Easter when you go to Church, and this
.. Imessage you tell everyone. That Easter is all about Jesus and
the Bunny and treats are just filn!
Florida Youth Sought For Academic Research
In Space Education And Microgravity
Cape Canaveral, Fl -
boys and girls have dreams
of hanging out with the
stars. Denzel Washington
and Halle Berry may not
be available but with prop-
er training and preparation,
coming close to "The Big
Dipper" may not be a prob-
Minority students in
Florida and across the
United States now have an
opportunity to explore a
career in the space indus-
The Florida African-
Alliance has recognized
Space Florida for its com-
mitment to ensuring that
minority youth become
tomorrow's leaders in
America's Space Industry.
Space Florida, is the
new state agency charged
with promoting Florida's
space industry. Created by
the State Legislature in
2006, the agency has sig-
nificant authority and eco-
nomic development pow-
ers that enables the execu-
tion of responsibilities and
mission that includes pro-
moting industry related
education and workforce
innovative research and
development programs and
enhancing the aerospace
business climate through
sound expansion, recruit-
ment and retention efforts.
"To have a world class
workforce," said Space
Florida President and CEO
Steve Koehler, we must
ensure that future space
and aerospace entrepre-
neurs and corporate execu-
tives reflect the diversity
of our great State. Space
Florida is committed to
developing programs that
are designed to attract
minority students to the
Florida joined with the
Zero Gravity Corporation
(ZERO-G) and announced
the creation of the Florida
Microgravity and Research
Center. The center is
designed to facilitate
Florida teacher and student
space education and aero-
To kick off the center's
operations, a zero-gravita-
tion flight was held at the
Shuttle Landing Facility at
the Kennedy Space Center
in Central Florida.
One of the participants
in the zero-gravitation
flight was Paula
Director of the African
"The Florida African
Alliance applauds Space
Florida's commitment to
giving minority youth
opportunities to learn more
about the business of space
Hoisington. "Our organiza-
tion has developed a com-
designed to give Florida's
best and brightest minority
students in math, science
and technology first hand
exposure to jobs and
careers in the space field."
The Florida African
Alliance is a not-for profit
organization created in
response to the concern
that Florida's communities
are not fully aware of the
benefits of the education
reforms and are not taking
full advantage of what is
available within the educa-
The Alliance is an out-
designed to disseminate
regarding Florida's educa-
tion reforms and to encour-
age the active involvement
and partnership of African
American students, par-
ents, and communities
toward the continued
improvement of education
in our state.
between FAAEA and
Space Florida will result in
increased awareness in the
African American commu-
nity about careers in the
Minorities with talent and
skills in math and science
can increase their own
knowledge and proficiency
and also mentor and tutor
other Florida students.
"The FAAEA will also
recognize the best instruc-
tors and academic prac-
tices and the best school
programs in the State of
Hoisington. "Space may be
the last frontier but should
be first on the minds of
many minority youth that
are interested in math and
Space Florida provides
leadership for space-relat-
ed infrastructure improve-
ments and facilitates com-
mercial aerospace ven-
tures. The agency is coop-
eratively working with
NASA, the U.S. Air Force
and a variety of other
Federal, State and local
government entities to
attract commercial invest-
ments and to position
Florida as the global leader
in the aerospace industry:-
For information about
Space Florida, contact Ms.
Sonya Montgomery, Space
Florida's Vice President for
Montgomery is an African-
American female and is
very supportive of efforts
to attract more minorities
to Space Florida activities
and to the aerospace indus-
try in general. Ms.
Montgomery can be
reached at smont-
For More information
about The Florida African
Alliance visit their website
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APRLY 7, 200fl7 TH TRPG -
Almost 3,000 Attended the 137th Grand Lodge Communication
Most Worshipful Reverend Dr. Michael R. Moore 330, Grand Master
.,~.' .. .. Members of the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Most Ancient
S':"'& & Honorable Fraternity Free and Accepted Masons Prince Hall
fSk- Affiliated, Florida & Belize, Central America Jurisdiction, Incorporated
held their 137th Annual Grand Lodge Communication in Jacksonville,
Florida, March 30 through April 6, 2007. The organization is led by the
SReverend Dr. Michael R. Moore, 330. On Friday, the public was invited
to join in the gospel scholarship concert that was organized by Glorifieds
M .. Entertainment. Saturday was a day to honor the achievers and started:
%..with awarding scholarships to the youth. The Michael Moore body of
I) 'W 1"'e.. Quincy and the Lorenzo Hall of Jacksonville brought in the most new'
members for 2006 and were honored for this achievement at the Grand
Masters' Banquet Saturday night at the Wyndham Hotel.
b On Sunday morning, communion was served as it was the first Sunday
of the month. Sunday night at the Memorial Service held st Second
Missionary Baptist Church, the roll was called in honor of approximate-
ly members who died in 2006.
?cond Missionary Baptist Church Choir provided a most beautiful performance. The -speaker was Reverend Dr. Joseph Wright, pastor, Jerusalem
Missionary Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida.
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Tippens, Verlesia McKenzie, Carissa Simpson, Peggy Bryant WM, Sherrell Perkins, Fannie Faye Johnson, Peggy Bryant, Sherell Perkins, Beulah Babbs, Genevive Williams
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Rogers, Charlie Shorter, Olean Pridgen, Kirk Jimmy Jones, Keith Sutton, Daniel Borders, DDGM Arthur Baker, Leo Sins, Aaron Baker, Reahilda U. Hunter
ond, Greg & Mrs. Hammond, Emmett Kate, Greg &
Whitehead, Freddie Whitehead, Enoch Mobley, lonia Johnson, Eugene C. Johnson They stood in memory of and to honor the deceased,
Andrew Joseph, Jasmine Vinson, Russell Berry, Michael Vinson
iev''Johnny Mcray Jessie James, MWGM-New Mexraico Most
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I broke up with my boyfriend over something silly and now I
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I allowed myself to get pregnant because my boyfriend convinced me that we would
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For Mega-Churches, The Next
Step Is Ticketing
Several months ago I wrote an article on
mega-churches. There are about 1.100 mega-
churches in the United States, several over 20
years old. And I am quite honestly intrigued with
the imagination, depth and breadth of these awe- t
some structures and the ones on the architect
charts. Mega-churches expand and grow communities and represent anchors
for spiritual development.
Now surprisingly, one of them has decided that in order to accommodate the
regular members and the increased attendance for Easter services, ticketing is
the answer. And the buzz is thunderous. Is this 21st century-style worship or is
this a downhill threat to our church service values?
During Holy Week, there are eight services scheduled in this mega-nest.
How do you get a ticket? Really easy. Tickets are available online at the Eagle
Brook Church in Minnesota for members to reserve and print out. Members can
pick up tickets at the ticket booth, which is located next to Information Central
in the Lower Lobby. Well, what time is the ticket booth open? Good question.
The ticket booth is only open during weekend worship services. Tickets are not
available during the week. Seats are not assigned, there is no limit to how many
tickets you can pick up, nor is there a charge for the tickets. It is easy to figure
out that this church is technologically driven, status absorbed and solidly root-
ed in big playhouse confusion.
I have to agree that many regular church members have "their seats" in
church. And on these heavily attended Sundays they arrive early in order to
secure their regular seats, which in some unexplainable sense gives the optimal
experience. If they were to compromise and change seats on any Sunday in
church, it would be less than an optimal experience. This feeling of "it's mine"
is a universal trait among Christians. Anyway, it is interesting to observe that
Easter services have a larger attendance than Christmas services. Most people
consider Easter the more sacred time, the more holy of services. Some equate
it with sanctification and purification even though, sadly, we live in an age
of distrust and suspicion of religion, religious leaders and religious issues. But
successfully, religion is in the news and church attendance is slightly up.
But back to this ticketing. It is noteworthy that the public relations depart-
ment asks that, if at all possible, you should attend the service for which you
have your ticket. Make that decision ahead of time. If you change your mind,
there is an exchange booth set up where you can exchange your ticket for
another service time. I became amused at the next set of instructions. All the
services are the same, but it is recommended that you choose one of the less tra-
ditional service times, such as Saturday at 3 p.m. (Wonder who thought of that
idea?) A lot of thought and planning was put into this upstaging of normal
events. For example, let's assume nothing works in the way of your family
planning for attending Easter services and you decide at the last minute that you
are going. You can conveniently check the ticket update screen to see which
services still have seats available.
Those who just show up for Easter services will be accommodated. No one
will be turned away. But you do need to bring your ticket with you. What if I
forget my ticket? Will I be able to get in? Yes, you will still be able to get in,
just come to the service you picked up tickets for. The ticket, huh? Well, I can
honestly say this is a growing trend I can live without.
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Committee to Stop the Violence
Mayor John Peyton
We've created a Committee to Stop Violence in
Jacksonville, and I am asking every person to join.
To become a member, the only thing you need to do
is something -- as an individual -- to stop violence.
And you can start by asking yourself. a question:
"What can I do to help stop the violence?"
The answers are endless. You can call police if
you witness a dangerous situation. You can use
your judgment and influence to help someone in distress, or you can comfort a
victim of a crime. Stop a fight between your children, don't yell at your spouse,
write an anti-violence song or create art that inspires people to think about peale
- these are all ways to play a role in eliminating violent behaviors and environ-
This is not to say that citizens should take crime fighting into their own
hands, especially if their own safety is at risk. By making a call to the
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, helping a victim until police get there, or identify-
ing a perpetrator, you have done something to help.
As mayor, I am committed to doing everything I can to stop crime in
Jacksonville, along with the sheriff, the state attorney, the citycouncil and count-
less other community leaders. Our efforts will make a difference. But imagine the
enormous impact 800,000 people working together can have on crime. If citi-
zens make a promise to stop violence where they live and work, the efforts of
government and the justice system will be multiplied.
Once you are a part of stopping violence, you are a member of the Committee
to Stop Violence. Notify the Mayor's Office of Faith and Community-Based and
you'll receive a purple hat or t-shirt that reads "Enough is Enough. Stop the
Violence." These hats and shirts are a sign of solidarity against crime in our city.
As your mayor, I am asking you do your part and become the newest mem-
ber of the Committee to Stop Violence.
For more information on the Committee to Stop the Violence, contact the City
of Jacksonville's Office of Faith and Community Based Partnerships at 630-
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la ri anlrninPIAnnouncements, meetings, happenings, and community events scheduled
AliNca, Mlicanlniencani CuiltuailI S&Musicl Fest i, in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
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Saturday May 26th
Great Kings and Queens of Africa Parade
A. Philip Randolph Blvd. -10:00 am !
Stop the Violence/Anti-Drug Youth Rally
A. Philip Randolph Park -12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Saturday ay 26th a Sunday May 27th
Main Stage Entertainment A. Philip Randolph Park
featuring local vocalists, jazzz, r & b, poetry and a soon to
be named national artist 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Monday May 28th
Historic Tours of African American Landmarks
aP 94453 270 fo r more Information
SALVATION AND HEALING REVIVAL
BRO. & SIS. DAVID TERRELL
EVANGELIST DAVID TERRELL
COMES IN THE POWER & DEMONSTRATION
OF THE HOLY GHOST
SIGNS, WONDERS, AND MIRACLES
ARE HAPPENING UNDER THE BIG GOSPEL TENT
COME & YOU WILL BE DELIVERED!
(EVERYONE IS WELCOMED!)
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APRIIL 1th at 7:30 PI1.
APRIL 12 14 a;t 10:30 A.M. & 7:30 P.M.
1 95 EXIT 355 (;OLFAIR
( NIXT TO KINGS FLEA MARKET)
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF GOOD SHEPHERD, Sunday, April
15 at 6 pm, Craig Hall. Free and open to the public. L. van Beethoven:
Razumovsky String Quartet No. 3. Graduation Exercises: CEW String
Program, Linda Minke, director Gustav Hoist: Hammersmith Suite. Guest
Artists: Navy Band Southeast Wind Ensemble. Church of the Good
Shepherd, located at 1100 Stockton Street, Riverside Jacksonville, FL 32204,
Phone 904-346-0373. The Rev. Gerald G. Alexander, David Bowen, MM,
CLASS OF 1967 NB FORREST HIGH SCHOOL is having their 40th
Reunion, July 20-21, 2007 Crowne Plaza Downtown/Riverplace Tower.
Contact: Reunion Classics: (904) 269-5471 for registration info.
"BLOOMS GALORE and MORE" 2007 The Garden Club of
Jacksonville,Inc. is holding its second annual garden festival, "Blooms
Galore and More," the second weekend in April. This wonderful event raised
more than $8,000 last year for the club's community outreach goals, as resi-
dents from throughout the Jacksonville area came to learn about the joys of
gardening. It will be held Saturday, April 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Sunday, April 15th from 12 4 p.m. Admission is $3 per adult and children
under 16 get in free. Garden Clubhouse is located at 1005 Riverside Ave. For
more information, please call 904-355-4224 or email: gardenclubofjack-
FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE KENT CAMPUS JOB FAIR will
be held April, 11th at 10 a.m. 1 p.m. in the Library Courtyard, located at
3939 Roosevelt Blvd. Job seekers are invited to meet and interview with
local employers. Space for employment recruiters is on a first-come, first-
served basis and reservations are required. Free and opened to the public. For
more information call 904-381-3594.
TEN STAR ALL STAR SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP located at
2207 East Seventh St., Charlotte, NC by invitation only. Boys and girls ages
10 19 are eligible to apply. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries
attended the 2006 camp. College basketball scholarships are possible for
players selected to the All-American Team. Camp locations include:
Glassboro, NJ, Prescott, AZ, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sterling< CO, Babson
Park, FL, Atlanta, GA, Champaign, IL, Ypsilanti, MI, Hickory, NC, Mitchell,
SD, Lebanon, TN, Commerce, TX, and Blacksburg, VA. There is also a
Summer Camp available for boys and girls ages 6 18 of all skill levels. For
a free brochure on these Summer Camps, please call 704-373-0873.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA OFFERS
SUMMER CAMP AT ALL ELEVEN LOCATIONS Registration begins
April 2nd Boys and Girls Clubs of Noetheast Florida will offer Summer
camp at 11 Clubs throughout Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. All clubs
are open from 9a.m. to 6p.m., Monday through Friday during the Summer.
Summer camp begins May 29th and ends on August 10th. Prices range for
each club location. Early bird drop-off is available from 7-9 a.m. for a fee of
$10 per week, per child, for more information visit BGCNF web site at
www.bgcnf.org and click Summer Camps 2007 or call (904) 396-4435.
THE MISS TEEN CHRISTIAN PAGEANT is in it's 6 year and all ladies
between the ages of 15-19 are welcome. Their will be a Meet and Greet meeting
at the Regency Branch Library located at 9900 Regency Square Blvd on April 21,
2007. The time will be from 12:30 2:00 p.m. For more information and appli-
cation Please contact Shenita Johnson @ (904) 241-9529
REALSENSE PROSPERITY CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES THE END OF
TAX SEASON Tuesday, April 17, from 6:00 a. 60 6:00 p.m. at WorkSource
Gateway located at 5000 Norwood Ave. Over 50 volunteers will be on had to
help people claim their Earned Income Tax Credit, including AARP Tax Aide,
focusing on people 60 and older. Tax customers will receive free refreshments
and entertainment. Realsense works in partnership with the IRS to secure
unclaimed Earned Income Tax Credit dollars. Roughly $10 million goes
unclaimed every year in Duval County alone. For more information, call 904-
390-3200 or visit www.aboutunitedway.org
FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE REPERTORY AND ENSEMBLE
DANCE AUDITIONS to be held April 18 at 6 p.m. on campus at 11901 Beach
Blvd., in the Nathan H. Wilson Center, Bldg. M., Room 2110. for more informa-
tion, call 904-646-2361 or e-mail dance professor Rosemary Fletcher at
FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DRAMA WORKS PRODUCTION
"GOOD" by C.P. Taylor will be held April 19 at 7:30 p.m.; April 20-21 at 8
p.m.; april 21, 22 at 2 p.m. at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts-Studio
Theatre. Cost is $10 general admission; $8 students, seniors and military with ID;
$5 for FCCJ students and employees. For reservations call 904-646-2222.
JEAN RIBAULT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1987 is sponsoring a "Youth
and Old School Basketball Game," Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school's
gym. They are calling all Trojans to show your school spirit by supporting the
students of Ribault High School and The Old School players. Marc Little will be
giving play by play action. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at,the school.
For more information, contact Rudy Jamison at 386-8926.
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Errors in U.S. Hospitals
Continue to Increase
We have all read the tragic stories about patients dying
from the wrong medication while hospitalized. Or about the
patient having the wrong limb amputated. Well, the situation
does not appear to be improving.
Patient safety incidents in U.S. hospitals increased by
three percent overall from 2003 to 2005, and the error gap
between the nation's best- and worst-performing hospitals
remained wide, a report released this week found.
America's top rated hospitals had 40 percent lower rates
of medical errors than the poorest-performing hospitals, the
The fourth annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in
American Hospitals Study, put out by HealthGrades, an
independent health care ratings company, examined over 40
million Medicare hospitalization records at almost 5,000
hospitals from 2003 to 2005.
The results paint a picture of U.S. Hospital errors that
continue to rise.
There were 1.16 million patient safety incidents among
Medicare patients during the three years of the study. That
works out to an incidence rate of 2.86 percent or almost 3
out of every 100 folks visiting the hospital.
Medicare patients involved in
one or more safety incidents
had one chance in four of
During those three years, there were 247,662 potentially
preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals. Medicare patients
involved in one or more safety incidents had one chance in
four of dying.
The excess cost to Medicare associated with patient safe-
ty incidents was $8.6 billion from 2003 to 2005.
Ten of 16 types of patient-safety incidents increased over
the three years of the study, by an average of almost 12 per-
cent. The greatest increases were in post-operative sepsis
which is a serious medical condition, resulting from the
immune response to a severe infection. In the United States,
sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-coronary ICU
patients, and the tenth most common cause of death overall
according to 2000 data from the Centers for Disease Control,
Incidents with the highest occurrence rates were decubi-
tus ulcer; failure to rescue; and post-operative respiratory
If all hospitals had performed at the same level as the
top-rated hospitals, about 206,286 patient safety incidents
and 34,393 Medicare patient deaths could have been avoid-
ed, resulting in $1.74 billion in savings.
"The cost of medical errors at American hospitals in both
mortality and dollar terms continues to be significant, and
the 'chasm in quality' between the nation's top and bottom
hospitals, which HealthGrades has documented in this and
other studies, remains," the study's primary author, Dr.
Samantha Collier, HealthGrades' chief medical officer, said.
"But the nation's best-performing hospitals are providing
benchmarks for the hospital industry, exercising a vigilance
that resulted in far fewer in-hospital incidents among the
Medicare patients studied," Collier said.
candidate Rudy Giuliani on
Wednesday said everything
has to be considered if the
United States wants to break
its reliance on foreign oil,
including more drilling off
Calling the energy sup-
ply a major domestic prob-
lem, Giuliani said the nation
needs to focus on nuclear
power production and
renewable energy sources.
In the meantime it also
needs to see what oil can be
means everything has to be
open for discussion,"
Giuliani said when asked
about offshore drilling. "The
idea of having more oil
under our command, so to
speak, or within our orbit
probably for some period of
time is going to be impor-
tant. The ultimate goal,
however, should be renew-
able sources of energy."
Honored In DC
In 1939 Europe was in flames and the Nazi war machine
was marching forward. President Franklin D. Roosevelt
declared that the United States would be "Fortress
America." the last bastion of freedom for all people. We
were on the brink of entering the war, it was only a question
of where and when.
The military buildup was starting. The newly-formed
Army Air Corps was quite sure that no Black man could
learn to fly or even service a combat aircraft; however, the
Black press, the N.A.A.C.P., members of Congress and even
the White House disagreed with this position.
Under considerable pressure, the War Department relent-
ed and undertook what was called the "Noble Experiment."
It was tacitly considered to be doomed to failure especially
by those who initiated a separate and supposedly equal -
equal in rank, but not equal in privilege part of the Army
This during a time when the armed forces were so racial-
ly segregated even the Red Cross kept separate supplies of
blood one for whites, another for blacks. Their distin-
guished service is credited with influencing President
Truman to desegregate the U.S. military.
From this came the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, an all-
black corps of pilots that consisted of 994 African-American
pilots and a ground support group who gained fame during
WWII for their heroism escorting American bombers in
raids over Europe and North Africa.
Their record spoke for airmen. White American bomber
crews revered them as the "Black Redtail Angels" because
of the identifying red painted tail assembly of their aircraft,
and more importantly because they never lost a bomber to
enemy fighter interdiction.
The Black Airmen won one Silver Star, 150 Flying
Crosses, Legion of Merits and Red Star of Yugoslavia, and
left 66 of their comrades buried in foreign soil. Fighting the
adversities of a segregated military from the inside and an
awesome enemy from the outside, the "Black Air Force"
became a cohesive, motivated and dedicated group,
Last week, surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen
went to Washington D.C. to receive the Congressional Gold
Medal in recognition of their unique military achievements
and the reform of the U.S. Armed forces their accomplish-
Obama Talks at Fundraisers
Jacksonville and Tallahassee
Obama, a Democratic
senator from Illinois, met
with Democratic supporters
at the Avondale
Steve Pajcic, this
"Since I intend to
be the Democratic
nominee I want to
get here early and
often so the voters
throughout the state
are familiar with me
and my record,"
Obama said in an
interview. "I've got
a chance to learn and
listen to things that
are most important
to people in
Earlier in the
week, Sen. Obama was in
Tallahassee to attend a
fundraiser for his 2008 pres-
idential campaign. The
sold-out event was a media
"blackout," so media were
not allowed to cover it. As,
attendees though, we wit-
Senator Barack Obama
nessed the magic of Obama.
People showed up in
droves t6 support the candi-
date who many say repre-
sents th6 best chance of a
Vorld War II Heroe.
Newspaper Photograph of
William and Wayman Surcey
William Surcey (above
left), and his brother,
Tuskegee Airman Wayman
Surcey (above right), have
shared many common
goals and achievements
during their lifetimes. Both
are graduates of
Jacksonville's Old Stanton
High School and Alabama's
famed Tuskegee Institute.
Both trained at Tuskegee's
facility for Black Air Force
personnel and attained out-
standing military records.
The award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by
Congress, was presented in the U.S. Capital Rotunda.
Designed.by the U.S. Mint, the award medal containing
15-ounces of gold will be housed at the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, and made available for temporary
display at museums around the country. Bronze replicas
will be stamped for sale to the public.
This during a time when the armed forces were so racial-
ly segregated the Red Cross kept separate supplies of blood
- one for whites, another for blacks. Their distinguished
service is credited with influencing President Truman to
desegregate the U.S. military.
The legislation conferring the Congressional Gold
Medal on the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of their hero-
ism in World War II was signed into law April 11, 2006.
The full house resolution awarding the medal to the
Tuskegee Airmen can be viewed
black to date for a presiden-
tial bid. According to polls,
Obama is running a tight
race with Sen. Hilary
Clinton, wife of former
U.S. President Bill Clinton,
for the Democratic presi-
After a brief photo
shoot with some local dig-
nitaries including Mayor
John Marks, commissioners
Allen Katz and Andrew
Gillum, and .City Manager
Obama stepped onto the
podium and- delivered an
eloquent address that had
the audience captivated.
"Some say I haven't
been in Washington long
enough...I've been in
Washington long enough to
know that it needs to
change," Obama said to
Obama restated pub-
licly that he was against the
Iraq War from the begin-
ning and is looking forward
to the day when all of the
troops come home. He also
challenged the next presi-
dent. to provide healthcare,
a solid education for chil-
dren, and support for our
The mix of attendees
transcended racial, -gender
and even political lines.
One man who shook
Obama's hand said he was a'
17-year Republican but
fully supported Obama's
agenda because it was an
agenda for America.
Ocala Man Sells
on Internet Ebay
A marion County
employee David A. French.
48, of Ocala was jailed and
fired after admitting he
sold printer cartridges.
toner cartridges, digital
camera chargers and other
state-owned office supplies
on ebay. He has been
released on $5,000 bail.
Sue Livoti, spokes-
woman with the Sheriffs
Office, said that on Feb. 28
regional investigators with
Department of Children
and Families said they
believed French was not
only selling his antique toys
on ebay, but also office sup-
plies matching items
stocked at his office.
Ebay is an online auc-
National /Regional News Briefs
Atlantic City, N.J. It's the casino equivalent of
reaching under your couch cushions and finding a buck
or so in loose change. The former Sands Casino Hotel
was closed last November to make way for a new gam-
bling hall. The 2,350machines had not been moved in the
26 years the Sands operated in Atlantic City, so workers
removing them expected to find some stray cash.
Just how much, however, was a surprise. It was
$17,193.34, to be exact.
Port St. Lucie, FI Police on Tuesday shot a naked
sex offender with a Taser gun after he allegedly ran from
the police officer, He reportedly was spotted early
Monday morning "walking around with no clothes on,"
states the police report.
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Both worked for the U.S.
Postal Service after their
military service. Later,
Wayman transferred to
another branch of Federal
Service, while William
established his own air con-
ditioning and refrigerator
repair business. As young-
sters, both became scouts
and attained the highest
rank of Eagle Scout. Both
are active members of St.
Paul A.M.E. Church and
live on Jacksonville's North
side; 'Wayman with his
wife, Marilyn and William
with his wife Future. The
Surcey Brothers both con-
tinue their memberships
with the Tuskegee Airmen
The Florida Chapter is
named for the late General
Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr.
The two continue to share
common goals and still
maintain their individual
.APRIL 7, 2007!
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A dark cloud has passed over the sports world this
week. 1-.ddlic Robinson the legendary coach of
Graimbliing State University died late Tuesday night.
Eddie Robinson will cer-
tainly be remembered for his
records on the football field
sending over 200 plaN er
to the NFL along is enough to
make him a national hero.
But his true legacy lies more
in how he coached and the j
positive influence he had on
so many young men.- *
Eddie Robinson was a
humble man who once Coach Eddie Robinson
remarked that "The real
record I have set for over 50 years is the fact that I have
had one job and one wife," Robinson said.
When Eddie Robinson started coaching, he had no
paid assistants, no groundskeepers, no trainers and little
in the way of equipment. He had to line the field himself
and fix sandwiches for road trips because the players
could not eat in the "white only" restaurants of the South.
He was not bitter, however. "The best way to enjoy
life in America is to first be an American, and I don't
think you have to be white to do so," Robinson said.
"Blacks have had a hard time, but not many Americans
In the epilogue of his book Never Before Never
Again, Robinson says I'm just trying to be a good
American. Sometimes I am not sure what the definition
for that is, but when the Man calls me up to him, I want
to be ready to answer the call of "the Big Tiger" up
there, I want to hear God say, 'Eddie, you have been a
good person, a good husband and father, a good friend,
a good coach, and a good American."
I am sure that is exactly what the Coach will hear!
Before the cheers have faded away, the media is
questioning the future of basketball in Gainesville.
Billy Donovan's future along with those of jun-
iors Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Al Horford and
Joakim Noah took center stage this week just hours
after the Gators had their names engraved on the third
national championship trophy in just one year.
Will those four unselfish young players who made a
collective decision to give us one more year move on to
Will Billy Donovan move on to Kentucky?
Will the Orange and Blue field a basketball team
next year? Of course, and it will probably be a con-
tender in the SEC. Florida has established itself as a
place to play basketball. But, without question it will be
a better place with Billy back.
Congratulations to Pat Summitt. After five Final
Four trips since 1998 ended without an NCAA title tro-
phy, the Lady Vols arrived in Cleveland intent on leav-
ing with a shiny souvenir. And after beating Rutgers at
its own game with a swarming defense and relentless
rebounding, the Lady Vols have the rest of the country
looking back up at ol' Rocky Top.
Noles Win 2 of 3
from Blue Devils
Lose to Gators
Top ranked ranked Florida State ham-
mered out 18 hits including three home
runs in the first two innings to top the
Duke Blue Devils 15-3 Friday evening at
Jack Coombs Field in Durham, N.C. The
Seminoles produced 11 of the 15 runs that
were scored came with two-outs.
Duke bounced back in the second game
of the series for an 8-5 win. The Blue
Devils scored six runs in the bottom of the
second and held on to hand the Noles their
first ACC loss.
FSU came back to win the third game
8-5. Tony Thomas, Jr. registered four hits
including two, two-run home runs.
STuesday the Gators slammed the Noles
16-7. Matt LaPorta banged a pair of three-
run homers and registered a career-high six
RBI to power No. 22 Florida (19-13) to its
Picking up a head of steam as they
move more orinto SEC play, the Gators
swept the Georgia Bulldogs on the road
Dead at age 88
A football legend has left
us. Eddie Robinson, who
sent more than 200 players
to the NFL and won 408
games during a 57-year
career, has died. He was 88.
Super Bowl MVP quar-
terback Doug Williams, one
of Robinson's former play-
ers, said the former
Grambling State University
coach died shortly before
midnight on Tuesday.
Robinson had been admit-
ted to Lincoln General
Hospital on Tuesday after-
When Eddie Robinson's
career started coaching,
FDR was President.
His older .records were
what people remember; in
57 years, Robinson set the
standard for victories, going
Grambling first gained
national attention in 1949
when running back Paul
"Tank" Younger signed with
the LA Rams and became
the first player from an all-
black college to enter the
NFL. Suddenly, pro scouts
learned how to find the little
school 65 miles east of
Shreveport near the
He had been suffering
from Alzheimer's, which
was diagnosed shortly after
he was forced to retire fol-
lowing the 1997 season. His
health had been declining
for years and he had been in
and out of a nursing home
during the last year.
Gov. Charlie Crist to the
list of Gator fans plead-
ing with University of
Florida men's basketball
coach Billy Donovan to
stay in Gainesville.
"We want him to
stay," Crist said this
morning of Donovan,
who is reportedly at the
top of the University of
Kentucky's wishlist as'it
looks for a new head
coach to lead its storied
"He's obviously a great
last weekend. Senior Matt LaPorta bashed
two more home runs as Florida overcame
a 4-1 deficit with a six-run sixth to capture
its series opener over Georgia 7-5.
Florida clinched its weekend series
with a 9-1 triumph over the Dawgs on
Freshman Matt den Dekker broke up a
2-2 tie with a home run with two out in the
1 th on Sunday afternoon to help Florida
complete its first sweep of Georgia at
Foley Field since 1993.
The Gators crushed FSU Tuesday night
here in Jacksonville, 16-7 to run their
streak to 8 games.
FAMU took 2 out of three from North
Carolina A&T this week winning the first
game 8-4. NCA&T took the second 11-7
and the Rattlers came back to win the tie
The Rattlers will see action this week-
end against Savannah State for a three
game series with a double-header on Sat.
The UNF Ospreys won their first con-
ference series of the season with a 5-2 win
on Friday and a 7-2 win in the second
game of a double header on Saturday. The
Ospreys lost the middle game 5-2 and are
now 13-19 and 4-5 in the A-Sun.
"One more year," tihey chanted. "One
more year." The loyal voices of the Orange
and Blue echoed thr11.uuh the Georgia
The Florida Gators had just joined a
select club so unique that there were only
two members. The Gators had won back-to-
back National Chamnpioisihiips
It was the first repeat since Duke in
1991-92 and the first ever v ith the same
It was a difficult task on several different
levels a success that will clearly] put these
Gators (35-5) on the list of the best teams
On the court, he Gators were too much to
handle again last night, keeping their title as
defending Champions of the college basket-
ball world with an 84-75 victory over Ohio
State for their second straight NCAA title.
Not even a 25-point, 12-rebound stellar
performance by Ohio State's Greg Oden
could stop the Gator five from completing
the goal they set last year.
"These guys turned their backs on mil-
lions and they came back for a reason," ath-
letic director Jeremy Foley said." This is the
reason. They played all season with a target
on their back. It was hard to do. This is quite
an exclamation point."
With the trophy presentation still to
come, the Gator fans were thinking of next
year. "One more year," they chanted. "One
Nothing wrong with a dream. The
Gator's five starters lived out their dream
this season. They postponed a trip to the
NBA and the Bank to take a shot at one
more trip to the Championship. They decid-
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another year was something that they could-
n't put a price tag on. They let it all ride for
one mor season!.
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Mvndav night, defeatin-g ,L:'.. t-; .:--5
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Championship. That was their dream from
the time they decided to put off th :..BA
and c.llne back to college. T-he-e .:..,ng
men, against all odds, had stayed v-r:-thr
and accomplished the iimpo:,ssib. one
Corey Brewer scored 18 points and grabbed 8
rebounds in Florida's National Championship vic-
tory over Ohio State on Monday. Brewer was
named the MVP of the Final Four after his clutch
And the fans continued to chant "One
more year," they chanted. "One more year."
And about next year?
"Right now, I don't know what we are
going to do," Noah said. "I feel like it's all
about enjoying this moment right now."
One day after capturing its second con-
secutive national championship in convinc-
ing fashion, Florida was ranked first in the
final USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll
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I ~Did You, Hear About?
(Aries March 21st thru
April 19th) You have a lot
---. of drive as the
but you need to
take time and
consider your tactics -- not
to mention the perspective
of others. Make sure you're
giving as well as taking,
too, for your karma's sake.
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, you've got cre-
ative power, intellectual
prowess and a knack for
finding people you click
with. Whatever you've got
in mind for the future, it
can start right now. From
Friday through the week-
end, however, you'll want
to say 'whoa' instead of
'let's go,' Charging forth
could put you in the middle
of a real issue, so proceed
(Taurus- April 20th thru
May 20th) You can make
ex cel lent
progress in all
of your endeav-
ors as the week
begins, but don't forget to
think big, too. Your larger
ideals come into play now
in very important ways.
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, life (and possi-
bly love) may not go quite
as smoothly. How will you
handle something or some-
one who stands in your
way? Have a strategy
rather than just a reaction
(or overreaction!). Ideas
flow from Friday through
the weekend, and the more
minds that are involved, the
better -- not to mention the
merrier. Friends, family
and community are espe-
cially fulfilling and fun
(Gemini May 21st thru
June 21st) If you've got a
in business or
expect some negotiations
as the week begins. Your
aims and theirs may need
some discussion and
adjusting to work together.
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, investigate some
radically different ideas,
meet some highly unusual
people and taste some
foods you've never tried --
it's all mind-expanding and
even life-changing now.
There's a lot going on from
Friday through the week-
end, both around you and
in your own mind and
heart. Find a creative outlet
while you process it.
(Cancer June 22nd thru
July 22nd) Beware of a
S"''.* withdraw as the
.. jP' week begins.
It's important to
stand your ground and
defend your position now,
whether it's at work or in
your personal life (or, right
now, even both). Be fair but
firm, and it'll go well.
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, fiscal matters are
in the stars -- so double-
check your numbers. If
anyone else is involved in
the finances, a frank discus-
sion may be in order. You
may be all over the place
from Friday through the
weekend, but it's in a very
good' way. Spread the love.
(Leo July 23rd thru
August 22) Who's in charge
... at the beginning
of the week? In
you're sharing the power,
you'll need to make an extra
effort to cooperate -- or a
renegotiation may be in
order. Around Wednesday
and Thursday, progress can
be made in.all areas of your
life, but not via the tradi-
tional means. Take a holistic
approach and investigate
some unusual options -- the
obvious approach isn't the
best one. Some drama's in
the stars from Friday
through the weekend. Will
you join in or stay in the
audience, waiting for the
theatrics to sort themselves
(Virgo August 23rd thru
"w Friendships and
fun can blossom
at work as the
'blurring the lines between
labor and play in the nicest
way. (Keep any workplace
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, you've got inno-
vative power that can have
you reexamining the way
you do things and even the
way you approach your
world as a whole. Give
yourself time to brainstorm,
and don't rule anything out
right away. You might as
well put aside your to-do list
from Friday through the
weekend, because getting
stuff done will be tough.
How will you react? And
what will you do instead?
(Libra September 23rd
thru October 22nd) What
..\...ia-i do you do to
beat the blues?
ready as the week begins --
exercise, time with friends,
meditation, whatever works
for you. Then the stars give
you a big boost around
Wednesday and Thursday,
both mentally and in terms
of your personal pulchri-
tude. These are fabulous
days for any romantic
endeavors -- you're brainy,
beautiful and beloved by
those you encounter. From
Friday through the week-
end, rather than kicking off
any new projects, finish off
a current one. The sense of
(Scorpio October 23rd
thru November 21st)
You're both a
,. i. power player
i .,i and a team
player as the
week begins, and when it
comes to your personal
life, your skills aren't too
shabby, either. Getting
some great stuff started
now is no problem.
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, however, issues
with family may emerge.
Be ready to cultivate
mutual respect yet set
good boundaries. If
you've got romance on
your mind, Friday through
the weekend is your time -
- plan a fantastic date or, if
you're single, get out and
shop around. Your passion
and uniqueness make you
22nd thru December 21st)
Money might be
on \our mind as
the week begins,
but don't neglect
your creative side. After
you figure out the finances,
head out to a gallery for
some imaginative inspira-
tion. Then, around
Wednesday and Thursday,
you can generate some fan-
tastic ideas -- and if you get
some fantastic people in on
it, the stars say the sky's the
limit. Friendships expand
now, too, maybe due to
your generosity of spirit.
From Friday through the
weekend, you're in a slower
mode. Keep plans low-key
and give yourself time to
22nd thru January 19th)
You're hot stuff
S as the week
begins, and not
in that by-
way: It's the effort you've
put in so far -- at work, in
relationships, into your
own health -- that's show-
ing so beautifully. You may
find yourself thinking of
the future around
Wednesday and Thursday,
and that's a good thing.,
Make sure a financial plan
is part of it. Then, from
Friday through the week-
end, give your practical
side a little time off. Open
your heart and your mind --
see new things, meet new
people. You'll love it, and
they'll love you.
thru February 18th) A
.,, approach isn't
S-' going to cut it as
the week begins,
whether it's at work or in
personal matters. Analyze
the situation and assess
what the best response is
(it's not the knee-jerk one).
Around Wednesday and
Thursday, however, your
intuition's right on and your
unusual ideas find many
listening (and impressed!)
ears. Capture your extra
brilliant concepts for later
use. Cultivate your com-
passionate side from Friday
through the weekend -- do a
friend a favor, volunteer
your time. It's heart-
expanding and good for
your karma, too.
(Pieces February 19th
and March 20th) Those
.: you a dreamer
might be sur-
prised as the
week begins -- you're a
real problem-solver now,
and you make it look easy,
too. It's also a good time to
tidy up your physical sur-
Wednesday and Thursday,
it's your headspace that's in
some disarray, but possibly
in a good way. All these
thoughts will congeal
eventually, so give your-
self time for the free-form
part of the process. From
Friday through the week-
end, all of your best quali-
ties are spotlighted by the
stars -- including your
innate knack for all things
romantic. Hot stuff can
VICTIM OF A SCAM/CON GAME/FLIM
FLAM An officer was dispatched to the 8400
block of Fury Drive in reference to a Con
Game/Flim Flam. Upon arrival he spoke with Ms.
LM (complainant) who stated she received a letter
in the mail from Pictet Financial with a check for
2,500 dollars. Ms. LM said the letter stated she won
50,000 dollars. Ms. LM stated she called the phone :
number on the letter and was told she needs to pre-
pay the taxes for her winnings by sending 2,500 dol-
lars by Western Union to New York, NY. Ms. LM
stated she contacted her mother who wired 2,600 dollars from California. Ms.
LM said she was told by the Pictet Financial representative to deposit the check
for 2,500 enclosed with the letter and to send 2, 300 dollars by Western Union to
New York, NY. Ms. LM stated she deposited the check and sent 2,300 dollars via
Western Union to New York, NY. Ms. LM stated she located Pictet Financial's
web site on the internet and called the number listed to verify this was a legiti-
mate company. Ms. LM stated she was told the name and number listed on the
letter was not affiliated with the Pictet Financial company. Ms. LM stated she
called the number listed on the letter and was told she needs to send an addition-
al 1,800 dollars to receive the entire 50,000 dollars. All come on!
FEAR OF RETALIATION An officer was dispatched to the 8600 block of
Vermanth Rd., due to information of a person lying in the yard cut. Upon arrival,
the officer observed the victim laying in the yard, he was unable to provide infor-
mation due to his condition. He was observed to have blood on the left side of
his body. Rescue 27 and Engine 19 responded to the scene. The victim was taken
to Shands where he was stated to have life-
-. threatening injuries, but was later downgraded
-" --.. to critical but stable. The officer then inter-
S.- viewed victim #2 who reported he and victim
#1 had been stabbed by the suspect due to an
argument over suspect's ex-girlfriend. Due to
fear of retaliation by the suspect and his rela-
tionship to the "Bloods," none of the witness-
es wanted to be directly associated with any
statements. The officer did not find the sus-
pect at his home, but advised his family to call
the police if he was to return.
HE BROKE A KEY OFF IN THE DOOR An officer was dispatched to the
7600 block of Blanding Blvd. in reference to a dispute involving a violation of
an injunction. Upon his arrival, he met with the victim, Ms. R outside of her
apartment. Ms. R stated that she has an injunction for protection against the sus-
pect Mr. D (father of her three children) for previous instances of domestic vio-
lence. The injunction stated that the victim and suspect could have contact only
to exchange the children, but that the suspect was forbidden from coming to the
victims residence. Ms. R reported that Mr. D began calling her at 10 a.m, and
continued to call her until 11:50 totaling five phone calls. Ms. R stated that Mr.
D called originally to make arrangements to meet her to get his children, but
quickly turned the conversation into whether or not she would take him back.
Ms. R stated that she ended the conversation, but he continued to call. Ms. R.
stated that she went down to her car to load her children up and observed Mr. D
pull into her apartment complex. She stated
that he walked past her and up her stairs to
her apartment where he stuck a key in the
door and broke off the key. She stated that he
then left in his vehicle. Ms. R stated that this
is an ongoing problem with Mr. D, but due
to her not having any witnesses besides her
children, the State has not proceeded with
any charges. She was issued a State's
Attorney's card. She declined to go to a safe .. -
WILL THE REAL MAIL TRUCK
PLEASE COME FORWARD? An officer was dispatched to the 1100 block
of Kings Rd., the U.S. Post Office, on a report of a hit and run crash involving
two mail trucks. Upon arrival he was met by the complainant, Mr. EH, an Illinois
driver for a transportation company. Mr. EH was inside the restricted and guard-
ed parking area for unloading and loading of mail trucks. He said that he had
been parked at a loading dock for 30 minutes when his truck had been struck. He
didn't notice it until he had left and went to a truck stop a little while later. He
then returned to the Post Office where he called the police. Mr. EH said that their
had been numerous trucks driving by while his truck was parked at the loading
dock and any one of then could have hit his. The officer noticed the front of the
left front quarter panel and the front bumper had some damage. The officer told
Mr. EH that at this time, there is no way to tell which truck struck his or if the
other driver even knew he had hit his truck.
I BROUGHT YOU IN THIS WORLD,
AND I'LL .... An officer was dispatched to
the 1700 block of Linares Way where he
: spoke with victimm Ms. C stating that earlier
she confronted her son which h heated up into
S anr argument. When she attempted to disci-
pline her soni. he fought her back. hitting her
. in the arm. -hlere was no observable injuries.
Ms. C \\as gi\ing a domestic violence pam-
phlet and a State Attorney's card.
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I REAL OTATE I
Nia Long: Sensuous
Screen Star is not done yet! ,
By Rych McCain,
Photos 2007 by
Andre' B. Murray/
There are women
who attract superficial
attention with fluff, and
then there are women
who command full
attention through sheer
actress Nia Long is defi-
nitely of the latter cate-
gory. Her sharp wit,
charm and natural sen-
suousness wrapped in a
blanket of sexy,
superfine looks is a
package that any ration-
ally thinking, sane man
would find hard to
resist! In fact, the year
2000 proved to be her
year to bare witness to
that fact. She was voted
one of the 50 most beau-
tiful people in-the world
that year by People
magazine. That same
year savy her voted the
third sexiest woman out
of the top ten women for
Black Men magazine.
Long was born
Nitara Carlynn Long in
Brooklyn, New York 37
years ago to Afro-
Trinidadian parents who
divorced when she was
two years old. She and
her mom relocated to
Iowa City, Iowa where
her mom obtained a sec-
ond master's degree in
fine arts. They then
moved to Los Angeles
when Long was seven.
As a child, she took an
interest in acting and
studied for fifteen years
under acting coach
Betty Bridges, mother of
former child actor Todd
Bridges of "Diff'rent
Strokes" TV Show fame.
It is also a personal inter-"
est of note that our long
Andre' B.' Murray shot
Long's first portfolio
head shots when she was
seven. She.is still fond of
that session everytime
she sees Andre' on the red
carpet and elsewhere
Long's first role
beginning in 1991 was a
three year stint -as "Kat"
Speakes on the soap
opera "The Guiding
Light." That was fol-
lowed by a regular role as
Will Smith's love interest
on "The Fresh Prince of
Bel-Air." In 2003 she
joined the cast of the
drama "Third Watch" as
Officer Sasha Monroe.
Last season Long played
Cassie, the daughter of
Irv Harper on
"Everwood." She will
make several appear-
ances on "Boston Legal"
Long's film appear-
ances have been just as
involved as her TV shows
with starring roles in
Boyz N the Hood, Friday,
Big Momma's House,
Love Jones, Soul Food,
Made in America and
Boiler Room to name a
few. This year Long is
sizzling with two movies
that are currently out-
Sandra Bullock and Are
We Done Yet? opposite
Ice Cube. In her role with
Ice Cube she laughs
about being pregnant
throughout the movie
"In the beginning of
the film, I'm not showing
so you kind of live the
whole pregnancy with
-me. I had four different
bellies. The first two bel-
lies were made out of pil-
lows which was fine, but
as the pregnancy got larg-
er, we did prosthetics and
it's made out of latex. I
would have to step into
this belly, put K-Y jelly
all over my butt and back,
then baby powder and
pull it up. It was not a
cute look. It was very hot
but I didn't mind because
it kept my waist line
When asked about the
experiences of working
with Ice Cube the many
times she has, Long's
face lights up.
"He's amazing! We
started in this business
their roles in Boyz In
the Hood], and I
remember I used to be
scared to death of him
because he wag NWA
rapper guy with a Jheri
curl and thick eye brows
and I was like 'ooh my
God, he's scary,' he's
the real deal."
Long praises Cube's
maturity in life and in
his career. She laughs
and says with great
admiration and affec-
tion; "He's a big lovable
teddy bear and he's
scared of me now!"
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annual Boss Lady Entertainment
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Central Los Angeles for the chil-
dren of the KARMA Foundation.
This agency works closely with
children in foster care. The free,
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painting, food, arts and crafts,
video games and a big Easter Egg
hunt. Big Gun Records, straight
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single from BLAST titled "Hood
Rich" Ft. Mannie Fresh, from his
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in ways that irritate him to no
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Award-winning Comedian to Host Show
Bernie Mac has
linked up with pro-
ducer Ben Silverman
("The Office," "The
Biggest Loser") to do
"Welcome to the
Family," a reality
pilot for NBC.
The project, from
concerns couples in
love who are ready to
However, the spous-
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ing ot the Hollywood
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ity take on Mac's
2005 movie Guess
Who. (the .movie,
which also starred
Ashton Kutcher, was
itself a reworking of
the 1967 film Guess
Who's Coming to
Dinner which starred
Mac will narrate
"Welcome to the
Family," which will
feature couples meet-
ing each other's fami-
lies for the first time
and breaking to them
the news that they've
It's all about
falling in love, fami-
ly and learning how
to accept someone
despite cultural, eco-
nomic or social dif-
joined the project at
the request of Marc
Abrams and Michael
Benson, who wrote
for "The Bernie Mac
Show" and now work
for Silverman's pro-
intriguing and addic-
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be seen in the feature
film Pride. He also
appears in Ocean's
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Top Rated Primetime Programs Among
African-American TV Homes
Week of 03/26/07
1. American Idol, Tues., FOX
2. American Idol, Wed., FOX
3. House, FOX
4. NCAA Men's Basketball, CBS
5. Girlfriends, CW
6. CSI, CBS
7. Shark, CBS
8. America's Next Top Model, CW
9. Dancing with the Stars, ABC
10.Law and Order, NBC
Source: Nielsen Media Research
10 p.m. on
Law & Order:
may be haz-
ardous to your
health. In "Albatross," a man is
killed in a re-creation of the
1804 duel between Alexander
Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Goren and Eames (Vincent
D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe)
question the other participant,
who happens to be married to
a very ambitious politician with
a dirty little secret.
8 p.m. on
Lopez: A little
Lopez) thinks his niece -
who has a multimillion-dollar
inheritance that he controls
- could use some lessons in
the importance of hard work,
even if she'll never actually
have to work. So he gets her
a job at the factory, with con-
sequences he didn't expect.
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