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Teen Found Murdered
During the past few years, the community worried
about black men killing black men. Now, there is a
bigger fear the murders of children.
Makia Coney, 17, and her parents were comfortable.
She was a 'good' child, she attended a private chris-
tian school. Yet, on Wedhesday, she did not come
home from school. She was last seen about 3:15
l Wednesday after school. The next time she was seen,
her body was found about three miles from the
school. Even though JSO had not had the opportuni-
ty to confirm the body found Thursday was that of
Makia, her family, theschool and City Councilman
Johnny Gaffney made the confirmation. The council-
man was concerned that an amber alert was not made
gL I soon after Makia was reported missing.
Makia Coney, 17, a student at The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are asking for help
University Christian School
university Christian School in solving this dramatic incident to call them, confi-
dentially at 904-630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. Right, the
main concern is, 'there is a killer on the loose.' Please help find this person.
Arrest Made in Somer's Michael
Murder as a Suspect
The florida Star had been told
some of the things to look for
when a child is murdered. The
arrest of Jarred Harrell, 24, as a
suspect in the murder of Somer
Renee Thompson, 7, in October,
e U 2009, fits in the category given
Jarred Harrell, 24,
arrested as suspect when a, child. Somer's age is kid-
napped and murdered. It was felt
early that the person lived in the neighborhood because
he knew the garbage pick up schedule.
Jarred was arrested in Meridian, Mississippi on
Thursday on 29 child pornography charges. His bail
was set at $1 million.
Florida Student Found in Haiti
Courtney Hayes, 23, a student at
Lynn University in south Florida,
body was recovered Wednesday.
Two faculty members and three
other students are still missing.
Courtney's body was found at the
Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince. They were part of a
large group providing food for the poor. Eight other
members of the group were evacuated and returned to
the Palm Beach County campus three days after the
More than 1,120 Jacksonville teens will go hungry to
help Haiti quake survivors through World Vision's 30-
hour famine on February 26-27, 2010.
On Wednesday, February 17 at 5 p.m. in the Chamber
of the Florida House of Representative as part of the
Caucus's Black History Month activities, Raymond
Alcide Joseph, Haiti Ambassador to the U.S. will deliv-
er a lecture on the history of Haiti. The event is free
and open to the public.
Twenty Years of Freedom
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Nelson Mandela was released from prison twenty years
ago on February 11, 2010. No one believed he would ever
be released and certainly did not think he would still be
living, 20 years later. He became South Africa's first-elect-
ed president in an all-race election in 1994.
Michael Jackson's full
autopsy report was released
to the media. According to
the Los Angeles County
Coroner's 51-page report,
his death is considered 4.,,,,,
homicide. His personal
physician, Dr. Conrad
Murray of Houston, has
been charged with involun-
tary manslaughter. Dr.
Murray pleaded 'Not
Jackson died on June 25,
2009. According to the
records, he died of 'acute
propofol intoxication. And
even though Dr. Murray has
been charged with is death,
there was an-anesthesiologist
hired as a consultant who
said there were no reports of
the use of insomnia relief.
The autopsy showed that
Jackson was bald in the front
and that his hair, which was
curly, was about one and a
half inches long.
He did have vitiligo and
had tattoes on his eyebrows
What's love got to do with it?
After you'view the movie, "Precious"
you wonder how much should one
love? Do you love so hard that you'
accept any and everything? How
much should you love your man or
woman? How much should you love
your parents? How much should you
love your child?
While you ponder over those questions, spend this
Valentine's Day showing the kind of love that most
people dream of and enjoy your time together. Gabourey Sidibe
If you wish to have a quiet time together, Black (Precious)
Voices recommends what they called the top black
romant films of all time. Recommended were: 'Hav Plenty', 'Claudine,' 'How
Stella Got Her Groove,' 'The Best Man,' 'All About You,' 'Brown Sugar,'
'Jason's Lyric,' 'Love and Basketball,' and 'Mahogany.' If you have not seen
all of these movies, view at least one of those you have not seen and let us know
what you think. Call: 904-766-8834.
Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship
Conference in City will Also Aid Haiti
The goal is to preserve the Gospel heritage and perpetuate the Gospel legacy,
says Dr. Teresa Hairston, founder of Gospel Today Magazine and the Gospel
Heritage Foundation, foundedin 1996.
Jacksonville will host a two-day conference at Bethel Institutional Baptist,.
February 18-19, 2010.
The two-day event will feature Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Bishop Noel Jones,
Minister Kirk Franklin, Bishop Rudolph McKissick, pastor of Bethel, Bishop
Paul Morton, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Jonathan Nelson, and Venessa Bell
SArmstrong. A special tribute will be given to Elder Bernice King,,daughter of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who passed in 2008.
The conference will consist of teachings, and music. There will also be a
"HIeritage Got Talent" artist showcase and Dr. Hairston will be a guest on
Impact, hosted by Clara McLaughlin of The Florida and Georgia Star, Tuesday
on WCGL-AM 1360 and FM 105.3, progressive talk radio.
This is an event you do not wish to miss and will also give you the opportu-
nity to support Haiti. For information, call 770-719-4825.
Tiger Woods and Wife Together
It's Valentine's Day weekend
and Tiger Woods has left the
Mississippi Sex rehab clinic,
according to reports, with his
wife and children.
The couple left the clinic
together as they begin efforts to
repair their marriage.
Because of the many affairs
i 'reported, Woods admitted him-
.. self for treatment. In the inter-
im, he lost a lot of contracts, and said he would relax from golf for a while.
Happy Valentine's Day to the Woods family.
President Obama, Sharpton, Morial and
Single Army Mom Jealous Meets on Black Unemployment
Army Spc. Alexis
Hutchinson, a cook in the
Army and stationed at
Hunter Army Airfield in
Savannah, was arrested in
November because she
refused to leave her son as a
single mom, to go to
Afghanistan. The Army
threaten a court martial but a
Ft. Stewart general decided
Thursday to discharge her
instead. Hutchinson said she
could not leave her son after
her mother refused to take
care of him if she left him in
A meeting was held between Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network,
Ben Jealous, National president, NAACP, and Marc Morial, National presi-
dent of the Urban League to discuss black unemployment.
According to a report by Dr. Boyce Watkins, the one hour, 15 minutes meet-
ing appeared to be productive.
It was reported that Mr. Morial presented a six point plan to create jobs for
his constituents, showing that he has commitment to aggressive and systemic
When the question was raised regarding the disproportionate impact of black
unemployment, Morial that the condition is more related to blacks being poor
than blacks being black. It was added that even among middle and upper class
African Americans, there are still significant disparities that must be acknowl-
edged and such inequities are not likely going to be addressed by the presi-
It was also brought up that targeted economic policy endorsed by the presi-
dent cannot be race-based.
Dr. Watkins' biggest concern is, talk is good, when will the community see
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Haiti is the First Black
Republic. In the 18th
Century Haiti, then called
Saint-Domingue and ruled
by the French, was the most
prosperous colony in the
New World. Its enormously
fertile soil produced a great
abundance of crops and
drew thousands of White
French settlers. In an
attempt to defeat the Haitian
slave revolt he saw
Bonaparte sold Louisiana,
then a colony owned by the
French, to the United States
for $3 Million dollars, in an
attempt to build up his army,
to no avail.
An Army of Black slaves
had their victory against the
army of Napoleon
Bonaparte and on January
1st, 1804, Jean-Jacques
Dessalines, an African-born
ex-slave, declared Haiti
Independent. It was the first
Black Republic in the World
and the first Country in the
Western Hemisphere to
The first such republic, the
United States, despite, its
creed that "all men are creat-
ed equally" looked upon
theses self-freed men with
shock, contempt and fear.
To most of the Western trad-
ing world, whose wealth
was built on the labor of
enslaved Africans, Haiti
stood as a frightful example
of freedom carried too far.
feared that Haiti 's fires of
revolt would cross those few
hundred miles of sea and
excite their slaves to revolt.
For this reason, the United
States refused for nearly six
decades to recognize Haiti.
Along with the great colo-
nial powers, American
instead rewarded Haiti's tri-
umphant slaves with a suffo-
cating trade embargo. and a
demand that in exchange for
peace the fledging country
pay enormous reparations to
its former colonial overseer.
Having won their freedom
by force of arms, Haiti's for-
mer slaves would be made to
purchase it with treasure.
Abraham Lincoln finally
recognized Haiti in 1862.
It was in the dark aftermath
of war, in the shadow of iso-
lation and, contempt, that
Haiti's peculiar political sys-
tem toqk shape, mirroring
the only form it knew, the
slave society of colonial
Unable to replace the whites
in their plantation manors,
Haiti's new elite moved
from owning the land to
fighting to control.the one
institution that could tax its
products: the government.
While the freed slaves
worked their small fields,
the powerful drew off the
fruits of their labor through
taxes. The old colonial phi-
losophy still continued: rul-
ing/governing was not really
concerned with building or
developing the country, but
with extracting its wealth.
In 1806, two years after
independence, the first
,emperor, Dessalines, now
known as Emperor Jacques
I, was bayoneted by a most-
ly mulatto cadre of officers.
Haitian history became the
immensely complex tale of
factional struggles to control
the state, with factions often
defined by an intricate poli-
tics of skin color., There was
no method of succession
ultimately recognized as
legitimate, no tradition of
loyal opposition. Politics
was murderous. The state
was battled over and won;
Haiti's wealth, once seized,
purchased allegiance but
only for a time. Unseated
rulers were sometimes killed,
more often exiled, but always
their wealth that part of it
not sent out of the country -
was pillaged in its turn.
In 1915 the whites returned:
the United States Marines
disembarked to enforce con-
tinued repayment of the orig-
inal debt and to put an end to
an especially violent struggle
for power that, in the shadow
of World War I and German,
machinations .in the
Caribbean, suddenly seemed
to threaten American inter-
ests. During their nearly two
.decades of rule, the
Americans built roads and
bridges, centralized the
Haitian state setting the
stage for the vast urban
sprawl of greater Port-au-
Prince that we see today in
all its devastation and sent
Haitians abroad to be educat-
ed as agronomists for the sci-
ence of soil management and
the production of crop man-
agement and doctors for the
science to help the people, in
the hope of building a more
stable middle class.
Under the reigns of the
Duvalier's, starting in 1957
with the most brilliant and
bloody of Haiti's dictators,
Francois, and ending in 1986
with the overthrow of his
son, Jean-Claude, tens, of
thousands were murdered by
the father and America was
held at bay with the fear of
communism being so close.
There have been many
coups,- revolutions and a
handful of elections since the
Duvalier's reign, resulting in
about a dozen different
Haitian rulers; Less and less
money came from the land
because the topsoil was no
good from over production
and lack of investment.
The struggle for power in
Haiti has not ended. Haiti
seems prone to disaster after
Disaster, considering they
have not fully recovered
from the last hurricanes
which hit them so hard a few
years ago and now this
earthquake which has killed
hundreds of thousands and
leveled most of the capitol
city, which was home to
more than .2 million
Whether they can read or
not, Haiti's people walk in
history, and live in politics.
They are 'independent,
proud, fiercely aware of
their own singularity. What
distinguishes them is a tradi-
tion of heroism and a con-
viction that they are and will
remain something distinct,'
apart something you can
hear in the Creole spoken in
the countryside, or the
voodoo practiced there,
traces of the Africa that the
first generation of revolh-.
tionaries brought with them
on the middle passage.
SThe sound of Haiti's suffer-
ing is deafening now but
behind it one can hear
already a familiar music
begin to play. Haiti must be
made new. This kind of suf-
fering so close to American
shores cannot be ignored.
What do we do first? In my
opinion we don't do. any-
thing about rebuilding with-
out first consulting and
working with the Haitians.
Re-building will.be a long
hard .process, involving
engineers, contractors and
. billions of dollars over many
For immediate help for
Haiti and to make donations,
monetary and other wise,
Mission Harvest America
69 Copeland Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Haiti is 206 years old. The
people of Haiti are good
people, proud of their her-
itage and very entrepreneur-
ial in nature.' With our help
they will survive.
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Mnost Wnrsipfiul Union Grand Lodge 3' Annual
Blace. HLstoy Progr'am
Feshrnary 21, 2010 at 3pm
Attention ALL Sisters, Brothers, family anti friends;
TTe Moat Wor.ishipful Union Gi and Lodge of Jacklonville, Florida would like to invite you to
oonie out and join us as we celeblrte our' 3 Annual Blale History Piogram
Speciald Honorees Are:
E.J. Cameron- She has been iaput ofthe iPHAMWUGL family foi over 40 years and lha
held sever l positions arid abo has a chlapter that is named after her.
Deloiis Duffie- Sihe has been a mienber of tie PHA MWUGL fantily for over 40 years und
iha held sevenrl appointed inipetinl positions.
Herman Randolph- Has been n inon for over 50 years stand is one of the first original blnok
imle to join tire Pauntnooper Unit "Ti iple Nickels" in WWII
Mary Hll Danielq. She is one oftlie oiiginllauIvivor of"Rosewood". In 1923, a black
town in Florida was luined to tle gi ouid, its people iinudered because of lie Sole escaped
aind lsuvived beonuse of the oour age fand compassion of a few extinmodinary people.
Place: Greater Israel United hMissionary BaptL.t Church.-PYator, Dr. Eugene White
69111 N. Main St.
Date: Fel. 21, 2010
Line Up Time: 2:30 /// Start of Service 3:00 PM
Thank you for your support m this great event, we look forward to seeing you all
there. For more information please feel free to contact DDGM Andre Thompson
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Faith In Our Community
S Schedule ofEvents and Services I
CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, located at
1100 Stockton St., at Park Riverside, Jacksonville, with
Rev. Douglas G Hodson, Rector. Sunday, February 21st
at 6:00 p.m., Florida State College Chorale, R. Wayfie
Bailey conducting, will present a performance of
Rosalind MacEnulty's American Requiem for chorus,
organ, winds and brass. Soprano soloist for the perform-
ance is Sharen MacEnulty. Organist is Shannon Gallier,
Good Shepherd's organist-choirmaster.
The concert is a tribute to Ms. MacEnulty, a Fellow of
the American Guild of Organists and former Dean of
the Jacksonville Chapter of the AGO, who was Good
Shepherd's organist-choirmaster for 32 years from 1956
to 1988. Good Shepherd will hold a reception in her
honor following the performance. The'American
Requiem was first performed at Good Shepherd in 1974
during Ms. MacEnulty's tenure there. For more infor-
mation, call (904) 387-5691.
THE MOST WORSHIPFUL UNION GRAND
LODGE of Jacksonville would like to invite everyone
out to our 3rd year annual Black History program,
February 20, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Special Guest are: E: J.
Cameron--- She has an OES Chapter named after her,
she has been apart of the Order for approximately 40+
years. She has the title of Past Worthy Matron, Past
District Deputy and is honored by many. Delores
Duffee- She has been a member of the Order for over
40+ years and has held several appointed imperial posi-
tions in the Order. Mary Hall Daniels--- She is one of
the original survivors of Rosewood. She will be pres-
ent to share some of her history moments with us.
Herman Randolph-He is one of the first original
black members of the Black Paratrooper Unit called,
"Triple Nickels" of WWII. This great service will be
held at: Greater Israel United Missionary Baptist
Church-- located at 6901 N. Main St. Rev., Dr. Eugene
White, Pastor. Thank you for your support in this great
event, we look forward to seeing you all there. For more
information please feel free to contact Bro. Andre
TEMPLE OF REFUGE MINISTRY where John
Green is Pastor, extend an invitation to all Ministers,
,Missionaries, Singers and Deacons to join their congre-
gation every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship.
The church is located at 4578 St. Johns Ave. For trans-
portation or additional information, please call (904)
674-4708. J.M. Green is the Assistant Pastor.
2010 GOSPEL HERITAGE PRAISE AND WOR-
SHIP CONFERENCE, February 18 19, 2010 at the
Bethel Baptist Church located at 215 Bethel Baptist St.,
in Jacksonville. Performing are Minister Kirk Franklin,
Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong,
Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr.,.and more. For more infor-
mation, call (770) 719-4825.
GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH OF
NORTHSIDE, 1880 West Edgewood Avenue, will cel-
ebrate the 34th Anniversary of our Pastor, Dr. Landon
L. Williams, Sr. We invite you to celebrate with us
Sunday, February 14th. The spoken word by Bishop
Virgil Jones, Pastor of Philippian Community Church;
and Sunday, February 21st, the spoken word by Dr.
John Guns, Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church, both at 4:00 pm. For more information, please
call the church at (904) 764-9257.
WOODLAWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA),
3026 Woodlawn Rd., Jacksonville. 140th Church
Anniversary Celebration. January 31st -Kick-Off
Luncheon after Church; February 13th at.11 am -Black
History Oratorical Contest and Luncheon; February
20th at 11 am -Visit the Founder's Gravesite Old City
Cemetery; February 20th at 6 pm -"Woodlawn's Got
Talent" A showcase of talent .for all age groups;
February 21st at 1:30 pm -Musical Caring Caravan, A
visit to nursing homes in the area; February 27th at
11:30 am -Anniversary Luncheon, The Wyndham
Riverwalk Hotel; February 28th at 11 am -Special
Anniversary Worship, Guest Minister, Rev. Ralph
Akers, Orlando, FL. For more information, contact Lee
M. Iles at 768-7446.
THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY is a communi-
ty service of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1100
Stockton St. at Park, Riverside. The Rev. Douglas G.
Hodsdon, Rector, Shannon Gallier, MM, Organist-
choirmaster. Sunday, March 7, 6 pm, Worsham
Theatre/Good Shepherd. Chamber Music Society of
Good Shepherd presents JU Opera Theatre in Scenes
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.
BALL, Janice, died
February 3, 2010.
BROWN, Antonio L.,
died February 7, 2010.
CONAWAY, Ricky L.,
(3), died February 4,
CRATE, Mrs. Jean, died
February 7, 2010.
DAVIS, Allie Mae, died
February 8, 2010.,
ELLIOT, Willie, 74,
died February 6, 2010.
FIELDS, Jeffery, died
February 9, 2010.
FOWLER, Donald, died
February 7, 2010.
HAMILTON, Gary, died
February 4, 2010.
HARE, Michael, died
February 4, 2010..
HERRING, Marie S.,
died February 9, 2010.
JOHNSON, Hurtis, 64,
February 3, 2010.
JORDAN, Delores, died
February 4, 2010.
MANSON, Ms. Roberta,
106, died February 4,
McGRIFF, Brandon R.,
died February 3, 2010.
NEPHEW, William D.,
died February 5, 2010.
PARKER, Mrs. Rosa L.,
died February 5, 2010.
PHELPS, Octavia, died
February 3, 2010.
RIVERS, Mrs. Dorothy
M., died February 6,
SMITH, Paradene, died
February 3, 2010.
STURGIS, Ms. Mary
Lee, 83, died February 3,
THOMAS, Izella, died
February 6, 2010.
D., 63, died February 5,
WAY, Elease, died
February 5, 2010.
L., Jr., 68, died February
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WEST UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, 1605 West Beaver will celebrate the 110th
Anniversary of the Church and the 6th of Pastor Leroy
C. Kelly. The theme is "Christians Engaged in Christ
Centered Worship." Scripture, St. Matthew 28:20.
Theme song, "Standing on the Promises." The dates and
times of the celebration is Sunday at 4:00 pm on
February 14, 21 & 28, 2010.
REVELATION PRAYER HOUSE, 1725 West 28th
St., with Rev. Grady Dicks, Pastor is having a special
program on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The
theme for this program will be "The Love of God," with
the scripture coming from 1st John 4:9-18..This pro-
gram will feature a variety of local talent. There will be
solos, readings, and praise dances. We will receive the
"Bread of Life" from Minister Nathaniel Goosby,
founder and leader of Outreach Ministries for Jesus
Christ, Jacksonville. For more information, contact
Rev. David L. Scott at (904) 401-9003.
THE GOSPEL TRUTH and Bishop Larry Boston
will be featured in'their Annual Recital by Mrs. Gladys
Parrish; 3rd Sunday, February 21st at 6:00 p.m. Mt.
Greater Salem Baptist Church located at 2335 Moncrief
Rd., Rev. C. Banks, Pastor. Sis. Gladys Parrish will
M.C. this occasion. Other great recording artist will ren-
der selections: The Gospel Caravans, Bro Al Andres,
Willie Nathan and the Desire Singers and Sis. Ruth
Grant. Open to the public.
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TUESDAYS @ 5:00 P.M.Call: (904) 766-8834
or EMAIL: email@example.com
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning 'V .
InterceSsory Prayer...................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. I'
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m. il[
Bishop Eric Lee, Pastor, I r.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service... ................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School ..................... ... ...... .. ... 8:30 p.m.
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ..... ................. .10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study ........ ................. 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry ........ .10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion Ministry .. ................ ..... .... 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo HalL, Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday.School......................................... ................................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship.................. ....... ................... ........... 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday.................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday.................................. .....................Joy Night,7:00p.m.
S Website: Greaterelbethel.org
PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
Sunday School ------------------------------------- .10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship -----------------712:00 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study.----------------Tuesday & Friday------ 7.00 p.m.
(912) 267-6395 (912) 996-4864 Cell
2705 MLK Blvd., Brunswick, GA 31520
By Betty Asque Davis / Photos by J. Carl Davis, Sr.
"There's Always Somethin
An Evening With The President
'A Strong University Starts With
A Strong Endowment'
The elegant home of The Howard Taylors was the
setting for the Bethune Cookman'University's Trustee
Reception hosted by The Taylors. The Trustee
Reception was a part of Bethune Cookman
University's Energizing the Legacy Campaign. The
Campaign's goal is o raise $9 Million for Bethune-
Cookman University's Endowment to support:
Scholarships, Academic Programs and General
Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, Bethune .ookman
University's. president presented the State of the
University during the reception and further amplified
her message in the Energizing the Legacy Campaign
Portfolio. In that message Dr. Reed states, "The Spirit
of the place. Ask Bethune-Cookman University alum-
ni what sets this school apart and that's what they'll
tell you: The spirit of the place. The aura left by the
life and legacy of our founder, Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune, is at once indefinable and palpable. It is a
powerfuLpresence on the ground where she walked,
in the buildings where she worked, and in the genera-
tions whose lives she changed...
More. than one hundred years ago, Dr. Mary
McLeod Bethune asked people to believe and invest
in a dream. Today, I'm asking the same questions. Do
you believe in a dream that will build on a century-old
legacy to become a vibrant center for 21st century
learning? Will you invest in that dream to make it a
Together, we can make Bethune-Cookman what
Dr. Bethune would want it to be--the best possible
place for students of today and tomorrow to live and
learn and fulfill their God-given potential.
That is what the Energizing the Legacy Campaign
is all about."
Joining Dr. Reed on the Trustee Reception pro-
gram were: Bethune Cookman University Board
Trustees- Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor and Dr. Larry
R. Handfield, Esquire, who is Board Chairiian; Mrs.
Shirley Range; Ms. Terry Turner-James; and Cyrus
Hancock who gave a presentation on establishing per-
sonal endowments for the university.
An Evening With The President was a most inspir-
inS occasion. ,
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BCU Board Trustee Ms. Joyce
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SBCUPresident Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed with
ngo and Cyrus Phil Culver
I Staffers Mesdames Shirley Range and Susan Olak
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BCU President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed with Howard
and Mrs. Madeline Scales-Taylor, the Trustee
Bethune Cookman University President with Ms. Chandra
Simmons and Dr. Larry Handfield,Esquire
BCU Staffers Mesdames Terry Turner and Sharon
To the left: Little
with Dr. Trudie
Cyrus Hancock, Ms. Chandra Simons, President Duval's BCI
Alumni Association and. Darrell Brown,' VP, Duval's BCU
Reception Host Howard Taylor with.Dr. Larry Handfield,
Esquire, BCU Trustee Board Chairman 2 The Harvey Harpers
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Ocie Davis, Gwen Davis, Elaine Mainor, Clara McLaughlin, and Min Coley.
Job Corp Dancers
Brenda Mahan of the Job Corp, and Mel Gaines, Job Corp Director.
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Story and photos by Angela Morrell
The Rainbow Tea "FUN"
Raising event was held at Shiloh
Baptist Church on Sunday, January
31, 2010. Banquet tables located in
the fellowship hall featured food and
decorations in a color of the rain-
bow. Each table represented one of
the twelve Tribes of Judah which
were judged for originality, theme
and creativity. The judges were of
the same mind and' the combined
scores resulted in a.double tie in
each category. The 1st place winners
are The Tribes bofDan.& Gad, The
2nd place winners are The Tribes of
Ephriam and Judah and the 3rd
place- winners are The Tribes of
Naphtali and Ruben. The food, pro-
gram, and fellowship made this a
very successful event that was
enjoyed by all in attendance. The
Rainbow Tea Worship Services
which was introduced to the church
by the late Sister Edith Moore, more
than 25 years ago. Friends and mem-
bers of Shiloh Baptist Church gath-
ered together during the Rainbow
The Rev. Kenneth Adkins, Pastor of the First Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist
Church in Brunswick Georgia, delivers a powerful message to the House of
Representatives of the Georgia General Assembly. Adkins, who was introduced
by House Majority leader, Jerry Keen, was named Pastor of the day for January
25, 2010. He was the first African-American Pastor from Glynn County to
receive such an honor.
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FEBRUARY 13, 2010 THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA STAR PAGE A-7
Census Count is Crucial for All
By Cheryl Williams, The Florida and Georgia Star
Community leaders and educators urge the community to be counted. They stipulate that not
being counted will adversely affect the community in terms of influence.
Not being counted will affect the community politically with respect to how much governmen-
tal money will be allocated. These leaders also assert that these factors impact governmental
assistance with planning for education, housing, health and other programs that reflect diversi-
Dr. Ray Oldakowski, Chair of Jacksonville University Division of Social Sciences declares,
"The count from the US Census is'very important for our neighborhoods. The distribution of
federal funding is determined.by census counts. Census counts also influence people's percep-
tions ... growing areas are always thought of more positively than areas in decline. This influ-
ences the location of businesses and the provision of goods and services."
Dr. Stephen Baker, Professor of Political Science at Jacksonville University agrees. "The main
purpose of the Census, as required by the Constitution, is to enumerate (or count) the total num-
ber of people ih America. This will provide the basis for distribution of the 435 voting memi-
bers of the House of Representatives among the states. It will bemused to calculate how many
federal dollars are dispensed to each area for programs based on population such as aid
to schools, Medicaid, etc." "So far," he said, that may not appear to be very political.
However, anytime you are determining who gets represented.in the councils of government, or
how. much money will be allocated, then it gets very political. If a particular population is
undercounted, there will.be less representation for that group and fewer funds allocated to the
area. Rudy Giuliani as Mayor of New York City sued the federal government for compensation
since'that city failed to receive its share of federal funds. By the same token, if a population is
over-counted, the group will receive more government services than what they are entitled
Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD
These are difficult economic times and many people are facing hardships with respect to
the payment of-the mortgage on their home. Whenever a mortgage company files a fore-
closure lawsuit, the homeowner, second mortgage holders and any other person who has an
interest in the property are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The reason for this is so that
if the-court grants a foreclosure,,the mortgage company who filed the lawsuit can obtained
clear title to the property. To understand this, some back ground information is important.
Whenever a home is purchased and financed through a mortgage company, the mortgage
company generally has a first lien On the property. Then anybody else who loans money
against the property or obtains a judgment against the homeowner may. also have a lien
against the property. (In Florida, generally, whenever a/judgment is obtained against a per-
son, that judgment automatically attaches as a lien against any real property that the person
owns in the County where the judgment was obtained.) Liens attach to real property in the
order in which the liens are obtained. For example, if the home is initially financed with
Bank of America, they would have the first lien. Then, if the home owner takes out a sec-
ond mortgage with Community Credit Union, they would have the second lien; and, if Visa
filed a lawsuit and obtained a judgment against the home owner, that judgment would attach
as a third lien. This order of priority is extremely important because in many cases, family
members and friends will loan money to a home owner and as security for their loan, they
will take a mortgage on the burrower's real estate. Before obtaining a mortgage to secure a
loan, it is important to understand whether or not any other liens have already attached to
the property that would have a higher priority than you do.
Now, when the foreclosure lawsuit is filed, if the first mortgage holder files the foreclosure
suit and is successful, all liens that attached afterwards will have a lower priority and will
be defeated as a result of the foreclosure. In the example discussed above, Bank of America
as first lien holder would defeat Community Credit Union, Visa and anybody else who has
obtained a mortgage or a judgment against the property. On the other hand, if someone with
less than first priority files the foreclosure lawsuit and is successful, they would defeat all
lien holders that have a lower priority than they do; but in the successful foreclosure action;
they would take the property subject to (and still owe) all lien holders that have higher pri-
ority. In the example discussed above, if Visa were to file a foreclosure lawsuit and is suc-
cessful, they would defeat the home owner, but they would then take the property subject to
and still owe Community Credit Union and Bank of America. While the home owner would
be defeated and divested of his or her interest in the property, Visa with it's successful
action, would still owe Community Credit Union and Bank of America, which must be sat-
isfied before they can obtain clear title to the property.
Therefore, if you are loaning money to a friend or relative and expect to secure that loan
with a mortgage on their property, it is important to understand your priority. Information
regarding your priority and any other liens against real estate can be obtained by conduct-
ing a title search to determine if there are any other liens against the property. These are the
general principles that apply to foreclosure, but there may be some special rules that apply
to every case and you are therefore encouraged to seek legal advised for your specific situ-
ation. For example, there may be some special rules that apply to homestead property as
oppose to non-homestead property with respect to liens that may or may not have attached
to that property.
This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the law firm Bivens, Jones & Associates and Aaron and
Burney Bivens Funeral Home. During the next several months a series of articles vill appear regarding legal
issues and fimeral service related issues. Mr: Bivens has practiced law in North Florida .br 27 years and has
provided legal representation to the fimeral service industry for more than 25 years and is also a licensed funer-
al director with his son. For questions on legal issues call the law office at 904-264-4412. For questions regard-
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The Jacksonville Urban League (JUL) is proactive with their involvement in the 2010 census
count and are partnering with the U. S. Census Bureau to help achieve a complete and accurate
count. The JUL understands that this opportunity that occurs once every ten years has the abil-
ity to empower every American to make a difference in their life and the life of others.
Historically the census in previous years missed many African Americans, Hispanics and other
people of color because of unfounded fears. This must not happen in April 2010.
The JUL contend that the
Census is more than just
counting the population. It .
is critical, to our communi- :.
ty since everyone benefits
such as churches, small
unemployed citizens and
non citizens. It provides a
snapshot of the changing
population, ensures appro-
priate representation and
guide our local decision-
makers on where to build
or improve roads, hospitals;
schools, senior centers, ..
child-care centers, as well
as assist with planning for
education, housing, health UL TL P l
and other programs that ff I
reflect diversity It is
very important that every-
one complete and return
their census form.
Dr. Richard Danford,
President of the,
League, stated, "This is the. Aroua* nlif
shortest census form in his- *' irk a- i
tory. It will take 10 minutes t i
to answer 10 questions that i e
will make a life changing
difference in\ our .
community. Urban League iL F r-leo
is committed and will use
whatever resources we
have available to assist *n *eU ILJ c*l 1
community members in
completing the census e i 1
form to ensure we have an
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Harry M. Myers is one of
more than a dozen
-"Venture Out" tenants at
Beaver Street Enterprise
Center, renting profession-
al office space part-time.
Among the many ameni-
ties offered by the seven
year old business incuba-
tor is the opportunity to
mingle with some of
Florida's top business and
government leaders when
they visit the Center.
"If I weren't a Venture
Out tenant at Beaver
Street, I doubt I'd ever
have the chance to meet a
U.S. Senator," said Myers,
who was there January 29
when Senator George
LeMieux (R-Fla) paid a
Senator LeMieux' visit
Enterprise Center coincid-
ed with the monthly man-
ager's meeting, in which
all small business owners
and entrepreneurs head-
quartered at the business
incubator gather to share
progress reports. In a
brief meet and greet ses-
sion, Executive Director
Jackie Perry introduced
the Senator to attendees,
and CEO, the Rev. Doctor
Robert V. Lee, III, as well
as board members, busi-
ness partners and tenants.
Perry's progress report
included the announce-
ment that Beaver Street
Enterprise Center is once
again a finalist for
National Incubator of the
Year, with'tenants having
to Beaver Street retained approximately
270 jobs, created 89 new
jobs, and produced collec-
tive revenues of more than
$9.3 Million in 2009. /
Street Enterprise Center
for its phenomenal success
in these challenging times,
Senator LeMieux spoke
about his goal to infuse the
incubator's brand of high
energy into the creation of
new jobs for people across
the State "I'm here to
learn from you," he told
the gathering as he spoke
of his focus on jobs and
his aims to provide job
seeker assistance and help
the State's unemployed
12% pursue business
opportunities through net-
working with existing pro-
Street, and local chambers
LeMieux said he want-
ed to cut through the
bureaucratic red tapenot-
Sing that he has designated
his seven regional offices
in Florida as resource cen-
ters for job seekers and
potential employers. The
Senator's first proposal is
to cut payroll taxes paid
by employers and employ-
ers in half for one year,
thus providing immediate
Following a brief
update from' Dr.' Lee
re g a r d i n g
role in the national Haiti
relief efforts, including the
goal of emulating
Safety and Health) in
Haiti, Senator -LeMieux
was taken on a tour of the
25,000 square foot facility.
was very approachable
and he took the time to
look you in the eye and
listen to what you were
saying," said Myers, who
is currently planning to
utilize the. conference
space at Beaver Street
Enterprise Center to con-
duct seminars for first-
time home buyers. "The
atmosphere here is stimu-
lating,". said Myers.
"Meeting the Senator and
hearing about upcoming
initiatives is inspiring.
My goal is to outgrow
Beaver Street in two years
and buy my own commer-
cial building. Fort right
now, this is the best place
to grow toward success."
PRISE CENTER is a
25,000 square foot profes-
sional office facility offer-
ing modern 'workplace
amenities for startup and
existing small businesses
as well as business techni-
cal assistance, counseling,
mentoring and assistance
in marketing and obtain-
ing business financing.
The center is geographi-
cally positioned to stimu-
late economic growth in
neighborhood and is run
by nonprofit Core City
Business Incubators, Inc.
as an initiative of
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ASC Deanna! is an aavice column nniwronju us
fearless approach to reality-based subjects!
I'm having a challenge with my new girlfriend. She is
adorable, nice and sweet but her hygiene and housekeeping
habits are horrible. She can cook, but she leaves dishes in the
kitchen for a week, never vacuums and her cat walks around
the house. I always thought I could handle most things in this
relationship but this is a bit much. We make love in a dirty bed, cat hair is every-
where and there's never any clean dishes. How do I gently handle this issue?
Clean Man On-Line Reader
Dear Clean Man: '
Your girlfriend is a slob and it'll take an infection or food poisoning to get her to see
the light. If you want to drink out of a dirty class and have cat hair in your throat
hang in there with it. If this cramps your style, surprise your girlfriend with a few
visits from a cleaning service and hope she gets the hint. If this doesn't help then tell
her to clean her house and keep it clean or you're gone. If she chooses dirt over you,
say goodbye and keep it moving.
My uncle is newlydivorced and he's driving me crazy. He always wants to go to
the club, hang out and drink. I don't mind going out with him every now and then
but he comes over every day, eating dinner and begging me to go out. At first, my
girlfriend was okay, but now she's forcing me to turn him away, not take his phone
calls and avoid him. He's my favorite uncle and I don't.want to hurt him but I don't
want to hurt my girlfriend either. What do I do?
Nephew John Pasadena, CA :,
Dear Nephew John: .
Apparently your uncle doesn't.know much about responsibility, thus his divorce.
Although you have an obligation to put family first, you must never sacrifice your
relationship for nonsense. Have a talk with your uncle and tell him that you want
your relationship to work and you can only go out with him on a conservative basis.
If he doesn't understand then he's selfish and deserves to go out alone.
I have gained a lot of weight and I feel that my husband is falling out of love with
me. He's not intimate with me, we don't cuddle and he always acts as if I'm annoy-
ing him. I am trying to diet but it is so stressful sitting by watching and feeling that
I'm losing my husband. He claims that he still loves me but his actions are extreme-
ly different from the words he says. What can I do to recapture the fire and energy
in my marriage?
Overweight Wife Toledo, OH
If you're having these feelings there's no sense denying there's some truth to what's
going on. The best way to tell if your husband is slipping is for you to lose weight.
You need to be happy with good self-esteem. Once you get back into your zofe,
measure your husband's, activity and behavior towards you. If things don't change,
you have a problem that goes beyond weight. Be prepared for a discussion and seek
honest answers regarding your relationship.
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Is Poor Posture Aging You?
Like fine wine, the wisdom of parental advice improves with age. Research
shows your mother was even right about standing up straight, as shown by new
studies finding that people with better posture really are healthier and actually live
longer. Not only are there intuitive reasons,why people with good posture are
healthier and more active, but poor posture also has a dramatic effect on another
growing problem facing older adults: falls and poor balance. According to the
National Safety Council, over 1.5 million people over 65 are seriously injured each
year in falls, which cause nearly 14,000 deaths, with another quarter suffering
debilitating injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. In addition, poor pos-
ture affects how well your heart can pump blood, and even how well you can
As a clinician, posture expert and author of Stand Taller-Live Longer: An Anti-
Aging Strategy, Dr. Steven Weiniger often advises people to feel for themselves the
difference posture makes in how your body works with this simple demonstration:
"While slumping forward in a chair, take a breath in and note how deeply you
can breathe. Then, scoot your bottom back in the chair pull your shoulders down,
lift your head up and sit tall. Note the significant difference when you take in a
deep breath while maintaining strong posture." Unfortunately, most of us are
spending more time than ever slumped in front of a TV, computer, or video game,
and our poor posture is getting worse. If you stop to think about it, you're likely
slumping as you read this (unless you just straightened up a bit). When you spend
18 hours a day with your body folded into a chair, you'll go back to the slump as
soon as you stop thinking about it. The problem with improving posture is, no mat-
ter how good your intentions, just trying to stand up straighter simply doesn't work
(case in point: are you slouching again?): Ren6e North, Certified Posture Exercise
Professional (CPEP) has this advice for improving posture. "In order to make a
change, we must retrain our motion patterns, and this begins with becoming aware
of our posture first, and then developing new habits. Incorporating a One-Leg
Balance into daily life is a great place to start. Make this exercise an immediate part
of your daily routine and you will see and feel a difference."
Weiniger's One-Leg Balance
SYour posture is ultimately how your body is balancing. Even if someone is
standing crooked, mechanically they are balanced or. they would fall down!
Standing on one foot is.a way of seeing- how good your idea of where you are in
space agrees with where your body really is.
Try this: Stand up, tall and straight. Lift your left leg so your thigh is level with
the ground. Count to 20.Repeat on the other side.
You should be able to balance on each leg for 20 seconds. If you can't, you
probably need to work on improving balance.
LifeHabit Tip: Try to balance on one leg at least three times a day. If you are
wobbly, hold on as you lift your leg, but focus on standing up with strong, tall pos-
ture, keeping your feet pointing straight ahead and pelvis level. Strengthening pos-
ture can relieve postural neck and back pain as well as help you get the most ben-
efit from any exercise because your form gets naturally better. If you focus on pos-
ture each day and work to strengthen balance, alignment, and motion, over time
you'll be surprised not only at the difference in how you feel, but even how others
see you. The bottom line is, when you keep moving you feel good and age well.
Dr. Steven Weiniger, nationally recognized expert on posture and anti-aging, is
the author of Stand Taller-Live Longer: An Anti-Aging Strategy. The book com-
bines cutting-edge research and interactive demonstrations to progressively build a
,10-minute a day posture exercise routine for your body. This anti-aging strategy
can make a difference not only in how you feel and move today, but also how well
you'll move 20, 30 and even 40 years from now.'www.StandTallerLiveLonger.com
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"OUR SOULS LOOK BACK AND WONDAH, HOW WE GOT OVAH."
An African American Heritage. Production celebrating the past, present and
future. The Historic Kingsley Plantation, Saturday, February 20, 2010 from
11 00 a.mn. to 4:00 p.m. A MUST SEE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
The Millions More Movement, Jacksonville Local Organizing Committee
Inc., a non-profit organization is in the process of gathering children, women,
men, shoes, jackets, shirts, suits, dresses, skirts, blouses all sizes, etc. for our
next 'Clothes Give-A-Way'. If you have the items listed above, and are in the
process of cleaning out your closets, give them to us. We need them. We also
accept cash donations. Call us for pickups, or bring them to 916 N. Myrtle
Avenue., Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m..to 5:00 p.m. Visit our website:
www.jaxloc.org or call us at 904-240-9133.
4TH STANTON GALA -The Annual Gala of alumni, faculty'and staff of Old
Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton Vocational High Schools will be. May 1,
2010.at the Prince Osborn Convention Center. This year's event will spotlight
former Stanton Bands and honor, posthumously, Band Director Mr. Kernaa
McFarlin. For more information about this year's Gala and to view previous'
Galas, visit our website at www.stantonhighschool.org or call Gala Chairman
Kenneth Reddick at 904-764-8795. Spread the word! Tickets will be available
at our next meeting February 8th, 6:00 p.m. Bethel Baptist Institutiohal Church.
NASCAR star Tony Stewart, Driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice
Chevy in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and team owner at Stewart-Haas
Racing. Stewart will sign autographs, for fans. There will be an Office Depot
"Smokin' Hot" Instant Win Scratch-off Card Game for.fanii who make any pur-
chase between February 7th through March 6th. Additional prizes include $100
Office Depot gift cards and exclusive Tony Stewart posters. Location: Office
Depot, 405 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL. Tuesday, February 9th,
from 4-6 pm.
VALENTINE'S DAY CONCERT featuring the Christian Tamburr Quartet at
Theater Jacksonville on Valentine's Day, February 14th. The artist's reception
begins at 3:00 pm and the show starts at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance
and $25 on the day of the show. Visit www.elevenjuly.com for more informa-
Join us for 'A Day of Gardening' on Saturday, March 6 from 9im to 2:30pm
at Duval Extension Office on 1010 N McDuff Avenue. Topics include Florida-
Friendly Yards, The Frugal Farmer, Organic Vegetable Gardening, Bee Basics,
Attracting Hummingbirds, Success with Peppers, Grow Storm Resistant Trees,
Identifying Birds, Grow Your Own Blueberries, Lawn Weed Control,
Hydroponic Vegetable Gardening, and Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Tips. There is a
$10 fee which includes a light lunch. Please go to http://duval.ifas.ufl.edu to
print registration form. Deadline to register is March 2nd. For questions, please
call Becky at 387-8850. Space is limited.
HEALTH FAIR!!! Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings offered from
12:00 pm 5:00 pm March 5 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 1339 Blanding Blvd,
Orange Park, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-
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SRed Cross or Red Devils? ~
Every day I hear people saying the best way to help
the Black people in Haiti is to send money to white folk or
to agencies controlled by whites like The Red Cross and
the Bush-Clinton relief effort.
To contribute to those type organizations is ONE WAY, not necessarily the very
Many of the non-Black people traveling to Haiti to save the Haitians are wear-
ing'Timberlands and silk shirts to pass out water to Haitians who only have one shirt
in the world and are bare footed!
When I and others suggest that many Haitian people have nothing and need
everything, I mean everything! .
I have said before and I say so today, send everything that you can to help the
Haitian people; .
* No, I don't mean for you to box up Super Bowl T-shirts and drop them out of
helicopters or stack them up at the Haitian airport. What you need to do is find. a
group like Wyclef Jean's, a Haitian church or orphanage or a specific Haitian fami-
ly to send stuff to directly.
No Black family anywhere at any time can survive being totally dependent on
Someone asked The Red Cross, for instance, how much of the donations
received by the group actually goes to Haitians. The answer was ninety-one cents of
every dollar goes to help Haiti. It sounds OK doesn't it?
Well, if contributors give a billion dollars to The Red Cross, $90,000,000.00 goes
somewhere other than to Haitians.,Now it looks a little different. Its not that much
overhead in the world. '
Haiti is a Black country,filled with Black people and I think the Haitian people
should take part in every aspect of the Haitian relief efforts.
White folks are ordering 'plane loads and shipping container loads of medical
supplies, water, canned foods, sugar, wheat, flour and other items.
I wonder how.many Haitians, or Black, individuals and companies are involved
in those purchasing transactions,
There are Haitian commodity traders and facilitators. There are Black commod-
The devilish charities are tricky too. They are.in essence saying, "Black, folk,
give all of your contribution dollars to us so we can buy needed commodities from
our friends and make some white folk filthy rich."
I know you don't like for me to say things like that but you tell me. Does the Red
Cross have minority business set aside aspect? Does the Bush-Clinton relief effort
have a diversity plan?
What happens to Black people in America happens to people of African desent
History is the best teacher. If you want to know what the new and "improved"
Haiti will look like just look at what the new New Orleans looks like. Look at what
so-called urban renewal has done in every major metropolitan area in America.
OK, don't look at America. Look at what happened in Freeport, Bahamas when
white folk came there and said they would be helping Bahamians.
Think again, it is nothing wrong with giving to Black directed Haitian relief
efforts or giving directly to Haitian groups or individual families just like you give
to non-Black groups.
Internationally, just like locally, we have to accept true assistance from others but
we also have to-help ourselves and our people.
Our focus cannot be on making the white vendors and contractors of The Red
Cro'ss and the friends of other white controlled charities richer than they already are.
If a Black man could just sell the JP54 jet fuel to gas up all of the airplanes at the
Haitian Airport, he would be a millionaire many times over.
Think about it! (Buy Gantt's book :Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and/or
contact Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
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Each One Teach One
The Pink Zone
M I |ARIES
Remain calm and you'll shine.
Passion should be your goal.
You will be best suited to
doing things around the house
or inviting friends over for a
visit. Take. some time out.
Don't allow personal problems
to conflict with professional
Get involved in groups and
organizations that are of a
Personal alterations will be in
your best interest. Being
unappreciated by your boss
could make it hard to do your
work effectively. You can
deal with large institutions or
government agencies suc-
cessfully this week.
Avoid any erratic behavior or
it could cause isolation at
home. Make sure that you
have all the pertinent infor-
mation before any reprisals or
making any moves. Keep
important information to
yourself. Don't be too eager
to cut those %who have disap-
pointed you from your life.
Do not ruffle feathers if
possible. -You will upset
your partner if you have
spent money on things
that aren't necessary. Talk
to peers who you trust in
order to get sound advice.
You can sell your ideas to
those who have the money
to back them.
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Don't count on others to cover
up for your shortcomings.
Changes in your home will be
positive. Don't lend or borrow
nioney or belongings. Join a
club to work off that excess
energy; but consider ways of
doing that without spending
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Empty promises and a lack
of cash may put a damper
on .your plans. Don't allow
your personal problems to
interfere with your profes-
sionalism.lt A -residential
move may be necessary to
get a better job.
Partnerships could prove to
You may not have the same
ideas when it comes to what
you both enjoy. You need to
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and more time accomplishing.
Organize, your day well if you
wish to accomplish all you set
out to. do. You should not get
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Your mate is going to want
and need some attention;
Be discreet about your
feelings, and hold back
until you find out a little
more about the person
Who's coming on to you.
You may want to make
changes in your home envi-
ronment. Work on legiti-
mate financial deals that
may. enable you to bring in
some extra cash.
Join the Lady Tigers
Monday, February 15, 2010
Edward Waters College Women's basketball team / Women's Softball
team will introduce ( The Pink Zone) a global, unified effort for the
Women's sports to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on and off
the court, across the campuses, in the communities and beyond.
Edward Waters College vs. Morris College
Place: Adam/ Jenkins Sports & Music Complex
Date: Monday, February 15, 2010
Game Time: 6:00pm
Sponsor by Best Western Hotel JBT/ South Point #904-281-0900
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DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL
BOARD RECOGNIZES SCHOOLS
AND VOLUNTEERS DURING
JACKSONVILLE During the presentation portion of the monthly
meeting of the Duval County School Board, Superintendent Ed Pratt-
Dannals and Board members recognized the following schools and volun-
teers for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Duval
County Public Schools:
Rutledge Pearson Elementary was recognized for receiving the
2008-2009 Title I Distinguished School Award from the Florida Department
Andrew Jackson's Medical Academy, Frank H. Peterson's Academy
of Early Childhood Education and Samuel W. Wolfson's Academy of
Finance were recognized for receiving certification through the National
Career Academy Coalition; and
The following school volunteers were recognized for receiving the
2009-2010 Outstanding School Volunteer Award from the' Florida
Department of Education:
o Keion Harvey, Youth Volunteer of the Year
o Xiomara Rojas, Adult Volunteer of the Year
o Edward Hall, Senior Volunteer of the Year.
Do something that will be
stimulating and creative. Your
home may be in an uproar and
you are'best to stay out of the
line of fire if at all possible.
Take. a break; you can finally
mend any, disputes on the
home front. This day was
meant for love. Make creative
changes to your residence.
Before you proceed be sure to
talk your plans over with
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to say the wrong thing at the
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Put your efforts into mon-
Stabilize your own position
by 'locking up your sav-
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sided and must be put right
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Communication must be
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HSRN Announces Player of the Week Finalists
The 'Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) is announcing the fifth
Basketball.Fan Poll nominees for the weekly National Player of the Week.
HSRN covers the CIAA, MEAC, SIAC, SWAC and Independents and the
Fan Poll is, designed to keep basketball fans abreast of the top performances
of the Division I and II players across the country.
Nominees for this week are:
Division I Men
Michael Deloach Norfolk State (GQ 6', 175, Sr., Rocky Mount, NC)
Led the Spartans to a 2-0 week averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5
assists and 3.0 steals. He shot 49% from the floor and 50% from behind the
arc (3-6). Scored the game winning shot with 3.9 seconds left in their 64-62
win over MD Eastern Shore. In their win over Coppin St., he scored 27
points, shooting seven of 12 from the floor (3-4) from behind the arc. In that
win p also pulled down sixrebounds, dished out five assists and had five
Garrison Johnson Jackson State (GQ 6'5, 190, Sr., Smyrna, GA) Led
a Tigers to.a 2-0 week averaging 22 points and five rebounds. In 72-67 win
over Arkansas Pine Bluff he finished with 17 points and six rebounds and in
O their 85-64 win over Alcorn, he had 27 points and four rebounds.
Division I Women
Latara Darrett-.Prairie View (G 5'10, Jr., Chino, CA) Scored double-
double in two games, leading the Lady Panthers to a 2-0 week. She averaged
S 25 points and 13 rebounds in wins over Texas Southern (58-49) andAlabama
St. (58-49). Her big game was against ASU, scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds,
e* three assists, two blocks and four steals.
H Zykia Brown owarq (Q 5'8, Jr., Riverdale, MD) Scored 42 points
and pulled down 12 rebounds, along with three steals and two assists; lead-
ing the Bison to a 2-0 week. In their 55-44 win over Winston Salem, she shot
60% from the floor (9-15), 80% from behind the arc (4-5) and 80% (8'-10)
from the charity stripe. The Bison also defeated Delaware St. on the road 48-
Division II Men
Chris Jordan St. Augustine's (GQ 6-2, 190 Sr, Houston, TX) Led the
Falcons to a 3-0 week with wins over archrival Shaw (67-48), Chowan (74-
50) and Fayetteville State (73-60). His 19 points against Chowan were key
in a contest between the top teams in the CIAA West. He also dropped 16
points against Fayetteville State on Saturday. Jordan is the leading scorer for
the Falcons, who are ranked sixth in the Atlantic Region. The Falcons are
currently on a nine game win streak and have the best league mark (12-2) and
overall record (18-3) in the CIAA.
Trevor Eichelberger Benedict (C, 6'9, So, W. Columbia, SC) In three
games he averaged .14.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.6 blocks, leading the
Tigers to a 3-0 Week. He had two double-doubles and his big game was 18
points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, two blocks and one steal in their 63-56 win over
Stillman. In their 74-73 win over Morehouse, he finished with 14 points,
Seven rebounds and eight blocks. He finished the week with 11 points, 10
rebounds and one block in the 56-52 win over Clark Atlanta.
Rhon'Neisha Taylor Virginia State (G 5'8, Nashville, TN) Averaged
14 points and eight rebounds, leading the Lady Trojans to a 2-0 week. Her
top performance was 16 points, five rebounds and four steals in their 61-58
upset win over #25 Bowie State.
Veronica Jackson Lane (G. 5'10. Jr.. Tuskegee, AL) Led the Dragons
to a 2-0 week averaging 21 points and 10.5 rebounds. Her top outing was 19
points and 14 rebounds in 56-49 win over Miles She also scored 23 points
and grabbed seven rebounds in 69-62 win over Claflin.
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FEBRUARY 13, 2010
FILM: A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM LOOKS AT JAZZ HISTORY
THROUGH THE LENS OF A FAMOUS 1958 PHOTO
Packing a wealth of history, music, and personality into its 60-minute
running time, A Great Day in Harlem is an entertaining documentary about
a famous photograph that ranges far beyond its subject to encompass the
history of jazz in the U.S. Jean Bach's film was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Documentary Feature, and now Golden Isles Arts and
Humanities Association (GIAHA) is delighted to screen it for the communi-
ty at the Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick on Thursday,
February 11, at 7:00 p.m. The event is presented in partnership with the
Brunswick chapter of The Links Inc.
"A Great Day in Harlem" (also known as "Harlem 1958") is a justly
famous black-and-white group portrait of 57 jazz musicians, the leading
artists of their time, photographed on a street in Harlem, New York City. The
photo was taken around 10 a.m. on a summer's day in 1958 by Art Kane,
a freelance photographer working for Esquire magazine. The musicians
had gathered on 126th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in
Esquire published the photo in its January 1959 issue. Jean Bach, a
.radio producer of New York, recounted the story behind it in this fascinat-
ing film. But it's more than just the story of a photograph; it is a history of
America's true native art form, told by the people who made the music,
many of whom were present on that historic day.
Subject: Minority Media Council Donates
$175,000 to Howard University
Minority Media 'and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) Donates
$175,000 to Howard University's 'John H. Johnson School of
Washington, DC [CapitalWirePR] February 12, 2010 -The Minority
Mddia and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) has donated $175,000 to
help strengthen the John H. Johnson School of Communications' initia-
tives, including the capital campaign for a new building. The donation will
go toward planning for construction of a state-of-the-art facility, along with
the technology and equipment necessary to meet the rising demands of
the telecommunications industry.
"On behalf:of the John H. Johnson School of Communications, we
thank the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council for its generous
contribution,".said Jannette L. Dates, Dean of the John H. Johnson School
pf Communications. "With significant donations from. partners like MMTC,
we are confident the School will continue to empower our students with
knowledge of communications technology and policy, giving them a com-
petitive edge throughout their careers."
SA Founded in 1986, MMTC is the nation's leading advocate for multi-
cultural diversity and inclusion in the media and telecommunications
industries, which represent one-sixth of the national economy. MMTC has
represented over 70 national organizations in FCC proceedings and has
provided fellowships for 50 minority attorneys in telecommunications prac-
tice. It operates the only minority owned media brokerage in the nation and
has. effectuated the sale of $1.7 billion in television and radio stations to
"It's a.funny and moving film whose swinging rhythms and informal
tone capture a feeling for the music, the people who make it and the affec-
tion and respect they feel for each other and the art form," noted Jesse
Hamlin of the San Francisco Chronicle. Combining stills, interviews, old
home movies, and archival performance footage, the film'"darts and sways
like a good solo," Hamlin said.
Here's an interesting cultural connection: the photo was also a key
object in Steven Spielberg's film, The Terminal. The film starred Tom Hanks
as a character who comes to the U.S. in search of Benny Golson's auto-
graph, with which he can complete his deceased father's collection of auto-
graphs from the musicians pictured in the photo. Only five musicians in the
photo are still alive: Benny Golson; Hank Jones, Marian McPartland, Sonny
Rollins, and Horace Silver.
The Links, Inc., is one of the nation's oldest and largest volunteer
service organizations' of women committed to enriching, sustaining and
ensuring, the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other
persons of African ancestry. For more information, visit www.linksinc.org.
Admission to A Great Day in Harlem is $5 for all ages. Tickets go
Son sale 6:00 p.m. the night of the show only at the Historic Ritz Theatre,
1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick. For more information, please visit gold-
enislesarts.org or call GIAHA at 912-262-6934.
OMG! LOL! ROTFL!
RITZ PRESENTS HILARIOUS COMEDY SHOW
ABOUT THE INTERNET:
"BECAUSE THE COLLECTED WISDOM
OF HUMANITY IS A SCARY, SCARY
Get ready for a wild ride with the outrageous comedy-improv troupe
that has the whole country cracking up! Golden Isles Arts and Humanities
invites you, in the words of today's digital language, to LOL! ROTFL! (Laugh
Out Loud! Roll On The Floor Laughing!) as the nationally acclaimed
Chicago City Limits brings their hilarious new show, Wikiphobia, to the
Historic Ritz Theatre in Downtown Brunswick, Saturday, February 20, at
The internet is slowly seeping into every corner of our lives and
transforming the world as we know it: "Google" is no longer just a number;
"Friend" is no longer just a noun; and virtual, user-generated facts are as
good as actual, factual facts. It's a crazy new world, and Chicago City Limits
takes you there n Wikiphobia, surfing the web at high-speed, taking issue
with the issues and finding comedic links between the biggest stories in the
news and actual news. Whether it's global warming or global blogging, net-
working or Netflix, international affairs or interpersonal ones, audiences will
enjoy an evening of fast-paced, high-energy comedy!
Chicago City Limits, New York City's legendary improve comedy
group (yes, that's right: Chicago City Limits is based in New York!), has
thrilled audiences of all ages for nearly 30 years with its unique style of
humor. The group's critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway show, award-winning
national touring company and top-notch improve training center have made
Chicago City Limits a New York City landmark and a high-demand act
throughout the U.S.
Be a part of this wild comedic ride! Advance tickets to Wikiphobia are
$15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors (65+). Advance tickets may
be purchased in person at the Ritz Theatre (1530 Newcastle St., Downtown
Brunswick) or by phone with credit card (912-262-6934). They can also be
purchased on line with the secure PayPal service at GIAHA's website:
www.goldenislesarts.org. Tickets are also available at the box office the
day of the show for $20 adults and $15 students and seniors.
As with all shows in GIAHA's 2009-2010 Performing Arts Series,
audiences can enjoy a great night out in Downtown Brunswick with "Dinner
and a Show." Those attending this and any other show this season can
present their advance tickets or season RitzPasses on performance night
at 4th of May restaurant, just one block from the Ritz at 1618 Newcastle St.;
and receive $2 off any menu item.
For more information about the performance, please visit goldenisle-
sarts.org, which also provides complete info on all the shows in GIAHA's
2009-2010 Performing Arts Series, films screening at the Ritz through May,
Jazz in the Park summer concerts, year-round art exhibits, ticket sales, and
more. Or call 912-262-6934.
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Elias Flores of Reidville, GA is hiring 44 temporary Farm
Workers from 4-01-10 through 6-05-10; 40 hours. Duties
include: the clipping, bagging, harvesting, loading &
unloading of Vidalia Onions. Wage is $7.25/hr. for 40 hr.
work week or the prevailing wage rates. Minimum guaran-
tee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Furnished work tools, sup-
plies and equipment. Free housing provided for worker's
convenience if needed. Transportation and subsistence
upon completion of 50% of work contract.
Interested workers should apply at the local
Department of Labor Office and refer to Job Order
Internal ControlAuditor: Duval County
The Internal Control Auditor is responsible for reviewing all
files during the Weatherization process to ensure compli-
ance with agency and funding rules and regulations.
Applicants must possess college credits in pursuit of
Sociology, Urban Studies, Accounting, or related field desir-
able, with three years of experience in related field; year-for-
year experience may be substituted for the required educa-
tion. Intermediate to advanced level computer skills with
experience in software programs (Microsoft Office)
required. Apps/Resumes may be mailed or faxed to
NFCAA, Attn: HR Dept., P.O. Box 52025, Jacksonville, FL
32201 or fax: (904) 398-7480. Closing date of applica-
tion is 02/15/10.
Program Manager: Duval County
Please Note: This position is temporary, not to exceed 12
The Program Manager is responsible for assisting in the
coordination and program operations of all Agency pro-
grams. Applicants must possess a degree in Sociology,
Psychology or Business Administration with six years of
experience in social services or related field or a combina-
tion of education and experience, with experience in admin-
istrative or staff position. :Must be proficient in various
Microsoft Office computer software applications.
Apps/Resumes may be mailed or faxed to NFCAA, Attn:
HR Dept., P.O. Box 52025, Jacksonville, FL 32201 or fax:
(904) 398-7480. Closing date of application is 02/15/10.
Change Your Life. Your Future.
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please visit our website at Jobs.FSCJ.edu.
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