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Raheem, Tajuan and Terrell Dubose have all been found guilty of
first degree murder in the death of Dreshawna Davis, 8.
The three brothers, Raheem, Tajuan and Terrell Dubose
fired dozens of bullets in the home of Dreshawna Davis'
mother, one killing- her, as she protected her younger
cousins while watching television in 2006.
Rasheem heard his verdict first and the brothers followed
the following day. All could face life in prison. Their sen-
tence will be learned in March.
Naomi & Chris A Pair?
Naomi Campbell joined together for a fashion show with
a cause. Naomi decided to have a top fashion show to
raise money for Haiti. Chris Brown was one of the mod-
As he walked the runway, he received very strong
applauds and the judges said he worked very hard to
please the audience.
Are they a loving pair? We are not saying that as we
don't have an answer. But what can be said is, they were
both great in raising funds for Haiti.
Two of Color were included in
The University of
never even considered
having a professor on
staff that would harm
another faculty member
S '- but, that is what happened
.* Of course, the adminis-
tration did not know the
Sifull history of, Amy
Bishop as their 'back-
ground check did not
Professor Amy Bishop reveal her troubled past
that included killing her
According to one of the 12 faculty members that were in
the room when Bishop started shooting, she aimed her gun
at the heads of her targets. She shot six of the twelve and
only stopped when her gun jammed.
Her husband admitted that his wife had been practicing
shooting at a shooting range but he did not expect this.
Bishop is charged with one count of capital murder and
three counts of attempted murder.
Bishop Noel Jones, pastor of The City of Refuge Church, Los
Angeles, California with a membership of more than 20,000 was the
key note speaker at the Gospel Heritage conference at Bethel
Institutional Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Thursday. Bishop Jones
provided the audience with a lesson ofgoing through struggles and
the role the churches and its membership should play in building and
making our society better.
The Bishop talked about the recent funeral of a 17-year-old who
had been shot. He presided over the service. The young man had
f., s been accepted to several colleges and universities. This young man
V. '1 is just one of many lives lost needlessly in our society today, he said.
".' What was bothering is the notion that
"he was taken early to be a flower in
A God's heaven.
Bishop Jones said this sort of thinking
W we must change.
Ms... -. eJacksonville has seen many young
lives lost, needlessly. In fact, on the
same day of Bishop Jones' sermon,
three young men were waiting for the
courts to decide their sentence for the
death of a 8-year-old girl, The Bishop
said changes to this behavior and other
problems must come, through the,
churches. The leaders of the churches
must lead their membership to correct
the problems we are facing in America.
He stated that the churches must pro-
vide programs and help for struggling
Above: Bishop Noel Jones. Lower picture: Clara McLaughlin, publisher of families. This can only be done if the-
The Florida and Georgia Star, Bishop Jones, Arnetta Jackson, Clara's moth- pastors will work together for the bet-
ertcelebrating her.89th birthday and their cousin, Wil Ellls Williams. terment of the membership and the
community. Bishop Jones was scheduled to spend Friday morning teaching the pastors. If the pastors receive
the lessons as the congregation did Thursday night, look out Florida and Georgia because, "A change is gonna
Ms. McLaughlini knew Bishop Jones while he wyas pastor of a church in Longview, Texas, and she was
founder and owner of the CBS network affiliated television station in that city.
Magic Johnson May Buy Ebony
No decisions have been
made. In fact, they just start- J
ed talking, according to
.sources but, Magic Johnson,
a Hall of Fame basketball
player, has begun discussions r
with Johnson Publishing '
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or many yars. chase is made, it would cover of Ebony
include the building.
MIrs. Johnson, who died recently, hadbeen handling the business with their
daughter. Many are hurt and sending up prayers that the company would not go
The Ebony Fashion Show has been a fund raiser for students going to college
for many years. Those funds would cease if the magazine goes under.
Author Wins The Matrix Copyright
Medicaid Town Hall
Florida to have 19
counties as Medicaid
pilot programs for its
* Medicaid program.
The pilot program will
pay private companies a
set fee to care for
Mia Jones will host a
series of Medicaid Town
Hall Meetings to hear
from medical providers
and patients participating
in the reform pilot pro-
gram, beginning Monday,
February 22 at 6 and 8
Sp.m. at the Florida State
It has been reported that Sophia Stewart, an African American female author has
finally received a response to her suit filed regarding copyright infringement
because, she stated, that The Matrix was her original work.
The report received by The Florida and Georgia Star from sources in Atlanta,
said that this has been a six-year dispute between Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski
Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart's allegation regarding copy-
right infringement has been acknowledged by Judge Margaret Morrow of the
Central District of California.
If the allegations have been proven and a decision has been made in Stewart's
favor, as reported, her income from this sci-fi work, will give her a large sum of
money since gross receipts of the films are over $2.5 billion.
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Census 101: The Basics
What is the Census?
Every 10 years, the U.S. conducts a census of the population by sending a form in the mail to every household
in the country.
Why do we have a Census?
Census data is used by the government in a variety of important decisions, including allocation $400 billion in
federal funds each year; determination of where roads, bridges, and schools will be built; and apportionment of
federal, state, and local government representatives for communities.
Who is counted in the Census?
The Census counts everyone who is living in the U.S.- regardless of citizenship.
How is the Census taken?
Census forms will be mailed to households in March 2010. Census forms must be mailed back on or before
April 1, 2010. If assistance is needed filling out forms, Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be Counted Cen-
ters will be available. For people, living in-group quarters such as nursing homes, student dormitories, or
prisons, a Census Bureau worker will visit those facilities in April and May 2010 to take a count of those
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avoid having a Census worker come to your door is to mail back your form!
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information about the number of people living in your household, and their age, race, and gender.
Is the Census form only in English?
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the back of the English form.
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other government agency. Census workers take an oath to protect the privacy of respondents and face jail time
and/or heavy fines if they violate that oath.
Why should NAACP units care about the Census?
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in less funding and resources being allocated to those communities. Groups with the highest risk of being under-
counted are Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans, low-income people, and the homeless.
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Most Worhipful Union Grmn d Lodge 3V Annual
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February 21, 2010 at3pm
Attention ALL Sisters, Brothers, family and friends;
The Most Worslipful Union Grand Lodge of Jacksonville, Florida would like to invite you to
come out and join us as we celebramt our 3" Annual Black History Program.
Sp ecial Hn o rees A re:
E.J. Cam er'on- She has been a partof the PPHA MWUGL famiily for over 40 years and has
held several positions and also hap a chapter that is named after her:
Delois Duffle- She has been a nmerb er of the PHA MWVUGL family for over 40 yeais and
has held several appointed inpelial positions.
Herman Randolph- Has been a mason for over 50 yeana and is one of the fist original black
men in join the Pantinooper Unit 'Triple Nickes" in WWII.
Mary Hall Ianiels. She is one of the original survivors of "Rosewood". In 1923, a black
town in Florida was burned to the ground, its people nnldered because of a lie. Some escape
and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extrordina~ y people.
Place: Greater Israel United M lionaryl aptist Churcbh-.Paston Dr. Eugene White
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BAPTIST CHURCH -
945 Carrie Street,
Jacksonville, FL, will be
honoring one of our great
women of music; Sis.
Queen E. Wilson.
Sis. Wilson has served
as our Director of Music
for over 55 years at our
great church. Her dedica-
tion, faithfulness and genuine love of God is seen
through her graceful and skillful playing of Christian
music. Being a great pianist, she has directed all our
choirs and rehearsed scheduled programs, over the
years, to perform accordingly with our church. Sis.
Wilson will be honored for her outstanding service at a
Retirement Appreciation Program on Sunday,
February 28, 2010 at 4:00 P.M. Come ALL who have
served or raised their voice in praise with Sis. Queen
E. Wilson as we honor one of our true women of God.
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
Duflee- 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
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 tis
.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.'gr6ups;
February 21st at 1:30 pm -Musical Caring Caravan, A
visitto 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.
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.
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
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The Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church,
S2080 Forest St., of which
.. ~.' Elder R.L. Franklin is Pastor
Si. will host the Legend Gospel
Singer (Mother) 'Harriette
Garvin's Day' Sunday,
February 21st at 3:00 p.m.
Special Guest: Miracle
Bible Church of God, Inc.
"Praise Team" Legend
Gospel Singers Marvin
Green, Dea. Cisero and
Group, The Greater Beulah
Missionary Baptist Church
Male Choir, Rev. Travis
"'"' Taylor (sermon), The Sons
1" of Harmony featuring Bo
Bo Williams, J. McClain,
Bro. Pullins, Sis. Josephine Smith, Dean of Hosters.
Please come and have your soul revived.
Rd., Rev. C. Banks. Pastor. Sis. Gladys Parrish will
M.C. thisoccasion. Other great recording artist will ren-
der selections: The Gospel Caravans, Bro Al'Andres,
Willie Nathan and the Desire Singers and Sis. Ruth
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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.
Mary, 64, died February
BANKS, Dea. John T.,
died February 11, 2010.
BARTLEY, James, Sr.,
died February 11, 2010.
BELL, Anthony N., died
February 8, 2010.
BENTLEY, Diana H.,
died February 11,2010.
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CONEY, Makia A., 17,
died February 10, 2010.
DAVIS, Johnny R., died
February 10, 2010.
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Jr., 63, died February 10,
GREENE, Laura A., died
February 12, 2010.
GRIFFIN, Virgie, died
February 11, 2010.
died February 11, 2010.
JACKSON, Jamal, died
February 10, 2010.
MADISON, Dorothy M.,
died February 14, 2010.
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died February 13, 2010.
ROBERTS, Ms. Virene;
97, died February 14,
SMALL, Evelyn S., died
February 11, 2010.
Lorraine, died February
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WALTERS, Maurice C.,
Jr., died February 9,
WILLIAMS, Boyise L.,
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Sunday School ................................. 9:30 a.m.
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Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
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"Glory Hour" Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study ...................... .... .6:30 p.m.
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'Joy Explosion Ministry ................. .... .. ... 6:30 p.m.,
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Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
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Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
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PENTECOSTAL CHURCH of GOD
"Jesus Loves Sinners Church Folk Don't"
Elder Joseph Rice
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A Song Within My Heart
'A Song Within My Heart Valentine Concert fea-
turing Matriarch Sharon Coon, Robert Moore, and
ay Mezo, Accompanist was dedicated to Mrs.
oon's son, the late James Lee Coon, Jr. ( February
14, 1975,- January 22, 1995) whose favorite expres-
sion was, "Wake up, the hour has come to be respon-
sible. Change this world by starting with yourself. The
world is not going to change until you change!" Dr.
At the time of James Lee Coon, Jr.'s demise, he
as a sophomore at the University of North Florida,
here he was majoring in psychology and political
science and had graduated with honors from
episcopal High School. In 1992 he was.nominated to
e included in the 20th Edition of Who's Who Among
merican High School Students and to be a
congressional Scholar representing Florida in the
national Young Leaders Conference in Washington,
*At Tots 'N' Teens Theatre, -Inc.,.where he grew up
nd was an alumnus, James was an innovator and a
utor: he organized the TNT County-wide African
merican History Brain Brawl. In his words,
'Basically, I wanted something positive that's hap-
ening in the Black community." As a tutor, James
taught African American history at Tots 'N' Teens
theatre, Inc. for his mother, founder, and director of
Tots 'N' Teens Theatre, Inc. As a sophomore at
episcopal High School, he taught the seniors the his-
ory of the civil rights movement. James received
any awards: Ribault Junior High School Principal's
Scholars, Outstanding Academic Achievement
Award, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Tomorrow's Leaders
5th' Martin Luther King Breakfast, Jacksonville
Chamber of Commerce, Martin Luther King, Jr.
Award, Jacksonville Urban League, City of
Jacksonville's. National Youth' Service Day,
Jacksonville. Branch of the NAACP ACT-SO
Competition, and Toastmasters International Youth
leadership Program., He was saluted by WTLV
channel 12, WJXT Channel 4. and had been a guest
speaker for "Young Voices on WJCT Channel 7.
With Ken Amaro serving as Master of Ceremony,
in addition to the Concert, Dr. Cheresa Y. Hamilton,
Reverend Clarence Kelby Heath, Dr. Chester
Aikens,. who gave the Tribute to the Legacy of
ames Lee Coon, Jr., Matriarch Sharon Coon, Rev.
r. Erta C. Livingston, Jr., Dr. Cheresa Y.
Hamilton, and Mr. Nathaniel Washington, appeared
on the Concert program.
I Celebrate You
I celebrate your motherhood
Your existence and your grace
I see in you the love of God
His beauty is upon your face
For the things that you have taught
To learn, to love, to forgive
I celebrate our life
I know it is His will
I Celebrate your history
You've come far beyond the years
I treasure moments you've shared
I hold dear your silent tears
Your strength Ifind amazing
I honor your will to endure
"Who can find a virtuous woman?"
A Woman whose integrity is so pure
I celebrate your womanhood.
One of God's finest creations
You bring forth seeds of love
Touching families for generations
For the happiness that you bring
For the beautiful song your soul sings
To God, for you, I pray
On this Valentine's Day.
Photos by Nathan Paul and Monroe Dixon
.Robert Moore, an original P,
Ra' Alezo, Pianoist/1 bcalist
Mrs. Annie Bell Council (Ms.
Coon's Mom) and Mrs. Sadie Mae
Young (Ms., .Coon's Extended
Dr. Uheresa namilton-Event co-Chair,
Matriarch Sharon Coon-Honorary Chair, and Ms.
Angela Hamilton-Event Co-Chair
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TALLAHASSEE. Fla. Chanta -..
Haywood, Ph.D., dean of Florida A&M-..::'
University's (FAMU) School of
Graduate Studies and Research, has been
appointed to serve on the U.S.
Department of Education's prestigious
Jacob K. Javits Fellows Program .-
Fellowship Board. The Javits Board
establishes general policies for the grad-
uate fellows program and oversees the
operation of the program.
"I am thrilled that Secretary Duncan
selected Dean Haywood and that FAMU '
is getting this kind of recognition on the
national level," said FAMU Provost
Cynthia Hughes Harris. "I am confident
that Dr. Haywood would represent the
University well on this Board."
As a Javits Board member, Haywood
will be engaging with key players -
responsible for the education of all Chanta Haywood, Ph.D
Americans. Haywood was chosen because'ofher strong academic background and
commitment to and understanding of graduate education on state and national lev-
els. Her experiences with graduate fellowship programs range from writing and
managing millions of dollars in federal grants, reviewing proposals, and giving
national and regional presentations and workshops on various issues facing graduate
"I am so honored to represent FAMU and to serve our nation in this capacity,"
said Haywood. "My active involvement on this Board will expose me to more ideas,
trends, debates and issues facing graduate education on a national scene. In addition
to working hard to carry out the goals of the Javits Program, I am looking forward
to transferring the lessons I learn from this experience to enhancing graduate educa-
tion, graduate student life and graduate research at FAMU."
According to Cosette Ryan, the Javits Board's executive director, Haywood is
the only person on this current nine-member Board who represents a historically
black college or university. Haywood was notified of her appointment by letter from
the U.S. Secretary of Education trne Duncan. Her appointment is effective imme-
diately and ends on July 31, 2014.
audience that included Senator Tony Hill,
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She has the breath taking beauty to literally
stop the average man in his tracks and the
sweetest natured charm to draw anyone in her
presence near but don't be fooled, there is plen-
ty of substance beneath the appearance of just
being model fine. Joumana Kidd has experi-
enced a fascinating life so far and looks forward
to turning mistakes made and those lessons
learned into an even better life adventure ahead.
Kidd is a graduate of San Francisco State
University with a BA Degree in Speech
Communications where she began modeling as
a student. After graduation she entered the cor-
porate world which led to her joining the sports
and entertainment broadcasting industry as a
news correspondent. Kidd's assignments includ-
ed covering stars, award shows, red carpets and
events for "Extra" and interviewing bailers for
NBA Entertainment. She even had a weekly
radio sports talk show. Kidd has really had an
inside view particularly of the NBA as the former
wife of NBA All Star Jason Kidd. She is very
active with several charities while sitting on sev-
eral corporate boards.
Kidd'has even ventured into acting in a couple
of films and has executively produced a dance
workout video titled "Fly Bodyz" which she co-
hosted with renowned choreographer Fili Stylz
who has worked with Usher, Chris Brown, Black
Eyed Peas, J-Lo and others. Kidd is also involved
with the E! Network's new show "Basketball Wives
which debuted this week. Her current project is
the weekly reality series that airs on Monday
nights at 10: 30 PM ET/PT on the VH'1 Network
apply titled "Let's Talk About Pep." The show is a
weekly get-together for Kidd and two other friends
Kali "Kittie" Troy and Jacque Reid who join Sandra
"Pepa" Denton of Salt n' Pepa fame to discuss the
issues of their return to the dating game via post
divorce and other dis-mantled relationship situa-
tions. The show is very popular and obviously
strikes a familiar chord with a lot of viewers.
When asked what the viewers are supposed to
get out of the show, Kidd responds, "We
all have our own story. All of us are single
and trying to get back into the dating
Scene after four years hiatus of every-
thing. I'm newly divorced and kind of in
the dating scene for the first time ever
because I had a boyfriend prior to being
married for six years than .1 got married
and stayed married for eleven years. So
I've never really been on a date." The
show appeals to men and women alike
and Kidd is surprised to the e-mail
response she gets from both sexes.
Kidd also adds, "Our show is like "Sex
In The City." You've got the entertainment
value, yet you have the women who are
watching and actually relating because
they are in their late 20's or early 30's and
,they are still single. And it is a different
single because you are not a first time
around. When you are 19 or in your early
20's, you don't have the wisdom, the
knowledge and experience to hinder your
free spirit. So at the end of the day we (older
daters) are further along." ,Because all of the
women on the show have extraordinary back-
grounds and experiences that the average person
only dreams about, the show has provided anoth-
er outlet and'opportunity for viewers to hear and
see what their, side of the coin is like in terms of
money, fame and how it relates to all of us living
day to day life regardless of income.
WASSUP IN HOLLYHOOD
By Rych McCain/ email@example.com
TV: moving their music.in an unusual way. Houston R&B crooner Dallas
Diary of A Single Mom, winner of "Best Indy Soap," has Blocker has dropped a new single "RockYa Body" which was written
debuted season two on PIC.tv, airing on Thursday's at 12:00 AM Est. and produced by the Houston based production/songwriting/vocal
The show stars Monica Calhoun, Valery Ortiz, Janice Lynde and fea-
production duo Beanz N Kornbread on the T.F. Records/Syde
tures Billy Dee Williams, Richard Roundtree and Leon. The Africa
Channel, the first mainstream television network in the U.S., fully ded- Dish/Blockerboy Music Label. While we are in Texas, Houston super-
icated to showcasing the richness, diversity and beauty of modern star rapper Chamillionaire has dropped a new 18 cut mixtape titled
Africa has teamed with Time Warner Cable to co-sponsor the five day "Major Pain" which you can check out on Chamillionaire.com .
StudenFest as a feature for this year's Pan African Film Festival in Movies:
Los Angeles running from Feb. 10 17. The CW's "America's Next The Wolfman; Universal Pictures in association with Relativity
Top Model" has added Black Afrikan fashion world expert and current Media, a Stuber Pictures Production. Starring Benicio Del Toro,
Editor-at-Large of Vogue Magazine, Andre' Leon Talley as a judge for Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt and Hugo Weaving. Directed.by Joe
Cycle 14. The new season kicks off with a 90 minute premiere on Johnston. Screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self.
Wed., March 10th (8-9 P.M. ET). Produced by Scott Stuber, Benicio Del Toro, Rick Yorn and Sean
Stage: Daniel. This movie has a slow start but it picks up with the intensity
Legendary TV, Stage and Film actress Loretta Devine is and suspense keeping pace in such a fashion you will feel as if you
starring as the late, great, original gospel superstar singer were on a scary thrill ride. Old generation, Lon Chaney Wolfman fans
as th le, g t, o a g e s will even get off on this one.
Mahalia Jackson in the hit Don B. Welch stage production of Will even get off on this one.
Happy Tears; Pierpoline Films, Talent Beach Productions.
"Mahalia," co-starring Tamika Patton for one big show at the Starring Parker Posey, Demi Moore, Rip Torn, Christian Camargo and
famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA this month. Ellen Barkin. Written and Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein. Produced
Music: by Joyce Pierpoline and Mitchell Lichterstein. The premise here is
Atlantic Records crooner Jaheim's new album Another Round that two sisters must deal with their sick elderly father. The eldest sis-
will drop Feb 9th. The video for the single "Ain't Leavin Without You" ter Laura (Moore) has always shielded and protected the younger sis-
ter Jayne ( Posey). Now reality blows the lid off of years of covered
is now airing on Centric, BET and MTV. Jaheim has started his U.S.
up lies. Sounds interesting but this is one of those click on to "watch-
tour. Check out his websites wwwl.jaheimmusic.com and in-the-middle-of-the-night" flicks when you can't sleep and there is
www.myspace.com/jaheim Independent rock acts Israel Nash absolutely nothing better to watch.
Gripka and The Fieros, will tour the U.S. as part of the starving artists Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Sing For Their supper" tour. The idea is to stop in dinners and food Study, Observe and Win!
joints along the way and play 2 Or 3 tunes for a free meal while pro- Rych
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Black Men Locked Up Black Women Locked Out
by:Angela Morrell, The Florida Star, The Georgia Star
While at the bookstore 'just looking' one book caught my
eye since I was really looking for things for the Black History
Issue of The Florida and Georgia Star newspapers. Tie book
was written by R. Gordon Thornton. The name of the book is
"The Southern Nation The New Rise of the Old South." It is
red, white and blue and has a rebel flag on the front cover. I did
not take time to look it over, I just purchased it along with about
ten otlier books that night.
Thornton has such titles as: The Walls Come Tumbling Down.
My first thought looking at how our president is.being treated
and how the media is steadily playing the songs backwards,
they are trying to bring back a subtle form of racism.
I also purchased "The New Jim Crow" written by Michelle
Alexander and that is also in line with what appears\to be hap-
pening now since she in her book, is concerned with mass
incarceration in the age of colorblindness.
Now researchers are showing that eviction to black women
what incerceration'is to black men since 10% of black men in
America are in jail.
The men are in jail, the women are being evicted without
financial support. When a family is evicted, they now have
credit problems and she probably will not be able to get anoth-
er place under her name.
When we heard the Bishop Noel Jones speaking Thursday
night at Bethel Institutional Baptist telling us, if you have a gift,
you must use it, and follow through not a gift that is detrimen-
tal to your life but your God given talent that includes honesty.
. There is so much work to be done to get back on the track we
were on during the 50 and 60's. We can no longer be blind to
those things that are around us. We must take steps to improve
and achieve our goals.
The bishop has advised us on how.to put the ball in our court
and play it fair. It is time for the work to be done as Christians,
as a race of people who have self love.
Do not ask the Lord to guide your foot-
steps, if you are not willing to move
Talking To An Attorney
By Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD
*When we go shopping, in addition to selecting goods that we believe'are suitable for us,
many times were are concerned about a warranty. It is important to understand that there
are two types of warranties:
a. Express Warranty is a warranty that is made either in writing or a statement of fact from
the seller to the buyer with respect to the goods that form the basis of the purchase.
b. Implied Warranty is a one that is not in writing or does not consist of a statement by the
seller but unless it is excluded in writing it may become a warranty by operation of law.
An Express Warranty in writing is easy enough to follow and both.parties are bound by the
written document. However, an Express Warranty by words or affirmation Is not in writing
and may be more difficult to prove but is also a good warranty and can often be established
by conduct of the parties. Warranties are important to buyers to be certain that they have
purchased what they are looking for and for the reasons that they wanted it. In Florida there
are some implied warranties that are important, but as a buyer we must be careful because
many times those warranties that are otherwise provided by law may be excluded in a writ-
ten agreement called a Limited Warranty. Often times instead of giving you something, a
Limited Warranty is taking away something that you would have otherwise legally been
An Implied Warranty of fitness for a particular purpose is where the seller at the time of
contracting has reason to know any particular purpose for which the goods are required and
that the buyer is relying on the seller's skill or judgment to select or furnish suitable goods.
There is unless excluded or modified an Implied Warranty that the goods are fit for that pur-
pose. This applied to all types of goods but is most important for the purchase of machin-
ery or equipment when the buyer does not know exactly what he needs but he knows what
he wants to do. In those cases where the buyer explains to the seller what he needs to do
and the seller who is often times experienced in handling those types of goods or equipment
will actually recommend or suggest a particular item that is designed to serve the buyer's
purpose, then this section specifically applies. If the goods do not meet that purpose, then
the buyer may have a claim against the seller for violation of Implied Warranty of fitness
for a particular purpose. There is also another Implied Warranty in Florida called Implied
Warranty of Merchantability and Usage of Trade. Unless otherwise excluded or modified,
a Warranty that the goods shall be merchantable is implied. For goods to be merchantable
they must at least meet the following minimum requirements:
a. Pass without objection.
b. In the case of fungible goods, they must be of fair average quality.
c. The goods must be fit for the ordinarily purposes for which they are used.
d. The goods must run within the variations permitted of every kind, quality and quant.
e. The goods must be adequately packaged and labeled to meet the requirements of the
f. The goods must conform to the promises of fact made by the seller and contained on the
As you can' see, there is always a warranty unless it is excluded. The warranty may be
expressed (in writing or in words) or it may be implied and provided for by law. When mak-
ing a purchase it is important to read your contract and make a determination whether the
contract includes a warranty that you otherwise did not have or whether the contract modi-
fies or excludes a warranty that was provided by law.
This article is submitted by Burney Bivens, Esq., LFD of the laiw firm Bivens, Jones & Associates and
Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home. During the next several months a series of articles will
appear regarding legal issues and funeral service related issues. Mr. Bivens has practiced law in
North Florida for 27 years and has provided legal representation to the funeral service industry for
more than 25 years and is also a licensed funeral director with his son. For questions on legal
issues call the law office at 904-264-3412. For questions regarding funeral services call Aaron and
Burney Bivens Funeral Home at 904-264-1233.
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Story and Photos by Betty Asque Davis
The Jacksonville Sister Cities Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
Committee celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special concert by the Grammy Award
Winning SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR. And what a rousing way to celebrate an anniver-
The Soweto Gospel Choir formed in 2002 combined performing traditional African,
spirituals and Broadway tunes through singing, dancing and instrumentals to captivate the
audience at The Florida Theatre. The very proudly dressed South African singers with
their melodious voices can best be described as absolutely amazing!!
Following the rapturous performance, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Florida, Jacksonville
Sister Cities Association, the City of Jacksonville, Florida Theatre, Martha's Kitchen,
Mosaic Model & Talent Management, and Sun City Entertainment hosted a Meet and
Greet Reception at the theater.
The Jacksonville Sister Cities-Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa (Port Elizabeth)
Committee has planned several events throughout 2010, during which the 10th anniver-
sary of Jacksonville's twinning with Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (formerly Port
Elizabth, South Africa) on February 24, 2000 will be commemorated. Nelson Mandela is an
historic city of about 1.2 million people located on South Africa's southeaterrn coast.
"We are so excited to have such a talented and celebrated choir to kick off our milestone
year", stated Mrs. Brenda Frinks, chairperson of the Meet & Greet Reception.
Ronald V. Johnson is Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Committee.
ter Citries .ssociaiton
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The Luther Quarleses with tMesdames Deborah
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I'm worried about my sister because she is the type of woman
that has to be in a relationship. She recently ended a 6-year
romance and after two weeks, already getting serious about
someone new. I think she needs to clear her head and realize
she is on the rebound. She has already told this man she loves
him and I want her to slow down. What can I say to her in order to spare her feel-
ings but still get my message across?
Anonymous (St. Louis, MO)
It's good that you're concerned because this is your sister and you love her. If she's
not being hurt and there aren't any foul signs of abuse or cheating from this man,
you should wait and see what happens: However, it's too early to see his true char-
acter and as an experienced dater, your sister should see the signs when they appear.
Share your honest feelings with her about slowing down and let her know she has
your full support if things don't work out.
I am fresh out of a long term relationship and I really enjoy my single life and free-
dom. My girlfriends all envy me and now their boyfriends are accusing them of
cheating and looking for men when they hang out with me. I am not going to water
down my lifestyle right now and my friends are having a hard time with this. They
say that I am acting loose and as if I don't have any morals. I think they're tied down
to balls and chains and are jealous. Am I wrong?
Happy and Free (On-line Reader)
Dear Happy and Free:
The men of your friends are insecure and obviously don't know their women as well
as they!think. If your behavior is affecting them, you need to cool off and slow it
down a bit when you're around them. These are your friends and you need to still
show some respect and regard for the differences in your relationships, or lack there-
of. At the end of the day, enjoy your life and realize that everyone is responsible for
their choices. Yours just appears more fun right now
My spouse is trying to force me to quit my stable job of 10 years. I've never had
problems and the benefits are great. The issue is a new department secretary. I have
no interest in this woman but my wife only sees her as a young, energetic woman
climbing the ladder. I've done nothing to make my wife insecure and she's going
crazy listening to office gossip. I'm not quitting my job and my wife still insists that
I should. What do I do?
Paul R. (Jacksonville, FL)
If you've had the same job and same spouse with no issues, then something has been
triggered with the arrival your new employee. If you've winked or wagged then
you've given the office hens something to talk about. Office gossip is 9"9 percent
gossip with a one percent smell of truth. Your wife has an insecurity issue that,start-
ed before now and this is simply an excuse. You have a choice to fix your marriage,
fix your job or fix yourself.
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in.Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
Lizzie Jenkins will be the guest speaker at Rosewood
and Black History at Zarephath Assembly Church
School in Jacksonville, Monday. February 22, 2010.
Lizzie PRB Jenkins is an author, a historian, a preserva-
tionist, and a retired educator of Archer. Nls. Jenkins is
S the President'of the Real Rosewood Foundation, an
organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the
people and events that lived and took place in January
1923 in Rose\wood. FL. Her historic journey in this
book encompasses 37 Alachua County towns. Jenkins
documented and published A Tribute to Archer, dedicat-
ed to black residents, in 1984. For further information you may contact Marian
KMartin at: 904-710-7533.
The Supreme 7
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February 27t 6:00 pm
New Bethlehem Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street, Jacksonville, FL
S Dr. Eric Lee, Pastor IM\ r
Lil Blair & The Violinaires
Hosted By: Freddie Rhodes & Bill James
Tickets Go On Sale January 2, 2010
Advanced Tickets $15 Day of Show $20
Ticket Pick-Up Locations:
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~ Black History at Black Colleges ~
Recently I was asked to speak at a Black History
Month program at a Black university in Florida. My
excitement was tremendous but in less than 24 hours, I got
an email that said my appearance was cancelled!
When citizens called the school to ask why they were told I was dropped from
the program because "Lucius Gantt would confuse the students".
Well, I've been accused of doing a lot of things but confusing students is not one
I may be wrong but I thought most Black colleges were crated because white
schools were reluctant to accept Black students and were designed to teach all stu-
dents there how to live a white life.
Today, many Black colleges have a twisted view of certain aspects of Black
For instance, one Florida school is telling today's students that students from
their school orchestrated bus boycotts and other civil rights protests in the day.
Yes, students from Florida colleges and other schools across the nation partici-
pated in sit-ins and other protests but, more often than not, there were more commu-
nity folk involved in the protests. There were preachers, teachers, community
activists and'many more so-called common folk risking their lives and careers to
stand up for what was right.
Unlike students are being told today, the truth about student involvement was
that those students that stood up and spoke out were not considered heroes back then.
They were considered trouble makers, militants, radicals and sometimes communists
and socialists just like students today are labeled if they disagree with or criticize the
devilish beasts in their college communities.
So now, those protesting students of the 40s and 50s are being honored and
remembered with false descriptions of what they went through. But can they tell the
true story about how many of their classmates snitched on them, shunned them, and
doubted them? Not really because many of those brave protesters are dead!
So what we have is a clownish view of the history of Black student involvement
told by modern day Uncle Toms, Sambos and Aunt Jemimas that will run from a
protest today like slaves would run away from plantations!
Anyway, some students hate the so-called militants and radicals of today and
would prefer to hear speeches by people like Atlanta Journal Editorial columnist
Yes, they love Tucker but did you read one of her recent Black History Month
editorials? Tucker wrote that Black History Month, Black civil rights organizations
and, guess what, Black state universities like Florida A&M and Albany State are
obsolete and should be abolished!
If students at faculty at Black schools love Cynthia Tucker and hate Lucius
Gantt, then maybe the people that don't want today's students to hear me are right and
I am "confusing". (Buy Gantt's book Beast Too: Dead Man Writing" and contact
Lucius at www.allworldconsultants.net)
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ESPRIT DE CORPS STUDENTS WILL
COMPETE IN DUVAL COUNTY
The students were judged on.their use of the creative ability, scientific
thought, skill, thoroughness and clarity. Each student was judged by
three different professionals of the community; Dr. Sandra Morene, Dr.
Manuel Sims and Bernard Harrell. During the interview process, the
students were required to explain their project to the judge. The ten stu-
dents who received the highest combined scores from the judges were
selected to move on to the County Level Competition. Deonte Babb, a'
sophomore at Esprit de Corps Center for Learning, set the standard by
receiving the highest number of combined points from the judges..
Deonte' and his fellow students; (from left to right) Angel Kelly, Devone
Jefferson, Alexis Thornton, Jajuan Banks, Kayla Taylor, Michael
Upchurch, Cheikh Walker-Williams and Bria Morene will represent
Esprit de Corps Center for Learing at the Duval County Science Fair.
The County Science and Engineering Fair will be held at the University
of North Florida on February 22, 2010.
/ Your Weekly
February 15, 2010 February 21, 2010
Remain calm andyou'llshine.
Passion should be your goal.
You will be best suited to
doing things around the house
or inv iting 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.
A\oid any erratic behavior or
it could cause isolation at
home. Make sure that \ou
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.
Don't count on others to cover
up for your shortcomings.
Changes in your home will be
positive. Don't lend or borrow
money or belongings. Join a
club to work off that excess
energy; but consider ways of
doing that without spending
Empty promises and a lack
of cash -may put a damper
on your plans Don't allow
your personal problems to
interfere .%ith your profes-
sionalism. 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
spend less. time daydreaming
and more time accomplishing.
Organize your day well if you
wish to accomplish all you set
out to do. You should not get
involved in joint ventures.
A Q AQUARIUS
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. ,.
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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
those they will affect. \Try not
to say the wrong thing at the
wrong time. Exercise your tal-
ents and present.your ideas to
groups you think you can con-
tribute to. Don't hold back.
Put your efforts into mon-
el making ventures.
Stabilize your own position
by locking up your sav-
ings An\ attraction
toward clients will be one
sided and must be put right
out of your head. Real
estate investments will
Communication must be
open, precise, and honest. Put
your energy into moneymak-
ing ventures. Do not force
your opinions on others the
connections will be short
lived. If you're single, get out
there and you'll meet some-
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Democratic candidate for the US Senate, sponsored NASCAR driver Mike
Wallace's NASCAR Nationwide Series car. He stated, "I'm thrilled to sponsor
the race car driven by Mike Wallace, a member of one of America's top rac-
ing families. The NASCAR Nation experience is a family affair, and my fam-
ily will be together on pit road cheering Mike onto victory in Daytona," said
Kendrick Meek. "NASCAR has deep roots in Florida, and the NASCAR fam-
ily is hurting right now, as are Florida families. I'm running for the Senate to
get Florida's economy working again for the NASCAR Nation and all fami-
lies throughout this state."
A longtime NASCAR supporter, Kendrick Meek attended NASCAR's
Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2007, and he also attended the
final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of 2009 at the same track.
In the Florida state legislature and now in Congress, Meek sponsored leg-
islation supporting this Florida industry, including the recently passed tax
extender package that includes the 7-year accelerated depreciation schedule
for motorsports entertainment complexes that cleared the House of
Representatives in late 2009. The legislation will have a positive direct eco-
nomic impact in the Daytona Beach area and throughout racing communities
in Florida. .
"Driver Mike Iiallace and Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Kendrick Aleek before the
NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Davtona Beach on February 13th"
Michael Strahan Former Pro Football Star at the Daytona
International Speedway Camping World 300 Nationwide
series race Saturday February 13 2010
Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas and Congressman Kendrick Meek
Daytona International Speedway Camping World 300 'Nationwide
series race Saturday February 13 2010
.- winning country
Kendrick Meek, and
Football Star at the
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February 13 2010
U.S. Senate campaign.
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business resource we empower minority businesses and communities
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