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Murder Charges Droppe
No Link to Murder After Over Two Years
Cederic Cutter has spent the last 26 months at
.Duval County jail. He was arrested in 2007 a
being identified as the triggerman who committee
double murder in Arlington.
Cutter was identified by an inmate in the county
as he was seen walking past another inmate. He
arrested by the U. S. Marshals Service
Statesborough, Georgia about seven months a
being pointed out.
The murder was done by two individuals. Ki
were David Holmes, 41, and Surapol Martin, 17:
S. house on Lone Star Road. The man who was suppc
Cedric Cutter, 29, was a murder sus- to have been with him at the time of the murd
Cedric Cutter, 29, was a murder sus-
pect for two years. Anthony Vaughan, was convicted of two counts
murder in the deaths of the two men and sentence'
life in prison.
A private investigator, Allan Wainwright, worked on the case from the very beginning
stated that he could not find any connection between Cutter and Anthony Vaughn. In ai
tion, a witness described the other person with Vaughn as being six inches taller t
After gathering much evidence, the prosecutors agreed to drop the charges. Cutter
been released and will have his 30th birthday at home next week.
Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson
Yes, that is Terrence
Howard and Jennifer
Hudson but, stop wonder-
ing about why you did not
hear about either of them
getting a divorce, especial-
ly since they are almost
newly weds and seem to be
Well, the real deal, the
two have not married in
real life but they did per-
form a, ceremony where
Terrence plays the part of
Nelson Mandela and
Jennifer Hudson plays his
wife, Winnie Mandela in
The film, which is direct-
ed by Darrell J. Roodt, will
be hitting the big screen
Jay-z Shot His Brother Corporate Profits
Jay-Z (Shawn Carter)
is a perfect example
says many Florida resi-
dents as to why the State
Attorney and other law-
makers should cease
putting boys and young
black men in jail for
such large number of
years. When you hear
of a young male going
to jail for life and even
70 years for a first time felony it is difficult to relate to
the thinking. According to the Duval County State
Attorney and many of the judges, they are given such
tough sentences because of their intent. Intent is
proven by the fact you, as the offender were holding a
gun or some other weapon at the time of the crime. By
holding the weapon, your intent was to cause harm.
Jay-Z at 40-years of age, has an empire of around
$450 million. But at the age of 12, he thought he would
spend the rest of his life in prison. Jay-Z A-7
d Black Legislatures Meet
for Florida and Georgia
Sof Standing are Congresswoman Corrine Brown, State Senator Tony Hill and Gary Siplin,, State
d to Representatives Mia Johnson, Geraldine Thompson, Gwendolyn Clarke-Reed, Oscar Braynon,
Joe Gibbons, Hazel Rogers, Dwayne Taylor,Perry Thurston, commissioner Daisy Lynum, Ike
Robinson-West, Lee Longworth, Bartow, Hayward Benson, Orange County Sheriff Jerry
and Deming, Sheriff Jerry Demmings, Orlando Chief of Police Val Demmings, Ron Booker,
ddi- Superintendent, Mayor of Eatonville Bruce Mount and Ed Jennings Regional Administrator
n (HUD) Not in order. Photo: FM Powell3
The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators is a body of 23 African
has Americans from across the state. They are committed to operate exclusive-
ly for the promotion of the political, economic BLACK -'A-7
Alisa Wilson Did Not Make It
-Alisa Wilson was a loving mother and daughter. Her
parents put forth strong efforts to keep her. alive
through hospitals, churches and the media. Her son is
ten years of age, Alisa was 37. Last weekend, many
I gathered or prayed alone for her to regain her health.
She desperately needed a liver transplant but the insur-
ance plan that she was required to join, which was a
part of Gov. Jeb Bush's experimental overhaul of the
medicaid program did not originally approve the need-
ed care. She passed away Friday.
Because of the differences in the program, Alisa was
unable to get the treatment 'when it would have pre-
vented her death. The Sunshine State and the Florida Agency for Health Care
Administration, which manages Florida's Medicaid program could not, or would not
explain why their program could not provide the care that Alisa needed. The prob-
lem that Alisa faced may have been prevented if the new health care reform bill was
now activated. Maybe Alisa's case may help those who are so against the national
health care program signed by President Obama such as the state's attorney general
to back off his fight to reverse the plan. We have lost Alisa. Let us look at her trag-
ic death as a sign for us to stand more behind a health care program.
Alisa' funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, November 30 at Carthage Chapel
Funeral Home, 929 W. Beaver Street. Her son and her parents still need your sup-
Velma Hart Lost
Job Since Attacking
Velma Hart at a town hall
meeting that was aired live on
CNBC, gave President Obama
what some called, 'a dressing-
down about the state of the
economy. She said to the presi-
dent, "Quite frankly, I am
exhausted of defending you..."
*p :. BHart was a chief financial offi-
Scer for a veterans service organ-
Now she has been hit by the government cut backs
and less than two months later, she is now stressing that
she is a supporter of President Obama. In his response
to her, he stated that the country is moving in the right
Highest on Record
American corporations had the best quarter since
records have been kept. Last quarter, according to a
Commerce Department report that was released
Tuesday, corporations earned profits at an annual rate
of $1.66 trillion in the third quarter. According to the
report, corporations have grown for seven consecutive
quarters, at some of the fastest rates in history. Still,
most economics say the current growth rate is far too
slow to recover the considerable ground lost during the
recession, and not fast enough to reduce the unemploy-
ment rate or to prevent a slide into deflation.
However, the number of first-time claims for unem-
ployment benefits declined to 407,000 last week, from
441,000 the week before.
As personal income rose 0.5% in October from
September, consumer spending went up 0.4%.
The Census Bureau say orders for 'manufactured
durable goods' fell 3.3% and according to Bloomberg,
the decline was unexpected and there is fear companies
will scale back.
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GOODBYE TO THE AMERICA WE KNOWAND LOVE
What is going to destroy America if we don't act now?
(1) The Party of "No"
(2) The Tea Party
The two parties above are trying to misdirect our thinking by putting emphasis on racism, religion and the econ-
omy. They have the money and the power and are about to achieve their goal, being so greedy that they can't
see that they are destroying America. They just need to look at the old philosophical statement "Greed and com-
mon sense can't sit at the same table." But, in a way, that is understood because common sense is not common.
Their first unexpected moves:
1. Obama was elected president.
2. The census predicted that te majority will soon become the minority.
Now first, let us make this clear. It is not all of the people in America, not even the majority that is a part of this
'fear' strategy. It is only the 'party of no' and the 'tea party.'
When the party of no took control of the White House, had control of the house and senate, there was a surplus
in the American budget. America was in the black and we were considered the number one country in the world.
This budget surplus was left by President Bill Clinton. The controlling party was so angry with this Democratic
president that they activated impeachment proceedings against him, dealing only with moral values 'he had a
sexual encounter with a female that was not his wife, and denied it under oath.' Since that trial, how many rep-
resentatives, local, state and nationally, have had their sexual encounters exposed?
The surplus funds that were present when the Republican Party took over were quickly depleted as a large amount
of it was spent because we entered a war of 'mass destruction,' advising that we were at war with an enemy coun-
try, led by Hassan Hussein. This was our first step of hate towards Muslims. People became afraid to ride in taxi
cabs driven by persons from Arab nations since they felt that all Arabs, Iranians, and the like, were terrorist
Along with the issue of terrorism, the lending institutions, investment bankers and the housing market saw a way
to get the American people in a world of high hopes. You can now own your own home and fulfill your American
dream. The industry leaders understood the program designed for the housing market would make the homeown-
er get into a rut when they could not get the persuaded pay increase to match the escalating mortgage payments.
But what they did not consider was those homeowners who could make the payment but would walk away from
the luxury homes because the large number of foreclosures would decrease the value of the properties and that
these money folks would not purchase the foreclosed home to make them rental properties because the decrease
in value would be too dramatic.
Another shock to them was the fact that the voters were so fed up with the increase in most of everyday living
expenses and the price of gas, they would vote for a president who could see and understand the strategy used
and change the laws of Wall Street, the banking and credit card industry, the insurance industry and like compa-
nies so that the new laws would not continue to place a burden on low and middle income citizens while the
wealthy enjoyed a huge surplus in funds.
They also did not predict that the same administration would evaluate and see how the rich was able to place their
surplus funds in overseas banks and outsource jobs while they escaped paying taxes on those extremely large dol-
lars compared to low and middle income Americans.
In addition, the rich had a higher percentage of tax benefits then poor and middle class Americans.
What is so sad is the majority of the Tea Party participants are so focused on religion
such as who is Christian and who is Muslim as well as the racial changes, it increased
l c l l their fear of no longer being the majority in spite of the fact that many Blacks and
Hispanics are in the prison system for crimes such as the use of crack cocaine while
*i few of the higher income citizens who use cocaine are not in prison because the
penalties for the use of crack cocaine has been one to 100 higher than that of the
expensive cocaine that the poor and lower income could not afford. Therefore, until
this present administration, the penalties placed the users of "cheap crack" in prison
for long terms.
So, all the Tea Party can say is, "We want our country back" meaning, we can't let
these minorities become the majority. Lets bear down on immigration even though
they know that their ancestors came from many other countries to a land populated by
Indians with a slogan on the Statue of Liberty saying, 'Give me your tired, your poor.'
But of course, they were able to take over from the Indians through fighting weapons
and strategies. Now it is their country and they want it back, but not like it was when
1 T- m o the 'founding fathers' took over from the minorities and became the "new" founders.
To add fuel to the fire, all of a sudden, everybody and everything is focused or con-
cerned about race. Why? Is it because the strategy is to prove that America can no
longer be prosperous if it is led by a person who is not of the majority race? Look at
l A the recent attacks on Black politicians. Race is now a big issue and so is being
female. Oh, you women did not know that? Sarah Palin, if she is able to get to the
White House, she will see the attacks made on President Obama will be minute com-
n* d G o a pared to the attacks she will receive.
It does not take much to figure why they question President Obama's birth certificate
and religion. Hawaii is an American state and he is not a Muslim for goodness sake,
he eats pork (hamburgers).
It was believed that most got over religion when President Kennedy was elected, even
though he was of the Catholic faith. But, maybe we.did not get a chance to see how
cIncude some Americans felt about his religious faith since he was assassinated not long "after
She took his seat and embarked upon a battle for equal rights for all Americans. Like
President Obama, his goal was to make a change. President Kennedy was not in the
White House long enough and security did not have the technical advances that exist
today. But prayers still go up for the health and safety of our present president.
Now that we have a better understanding or view of this strategy that is being played
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Faith In Our Community
Schedule ofEvents and Services
THE CHRISTIAN GIRLS CLUB MINISTRIES
will celebrate our 20th Anniversary on December 3rd
& 4th, 2010 at The Hyatt Regency-Jacksonville
Riverfront in beautiful downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
Thanks to the community for your prayers and partici-
pation during our past 19 years. We're asking that all
members who have worked with this organization in
the past 19 years, and wish to participate in our Grand
Celebration of Life, please contact us at 904-398-8517.
ST. PHILIPS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, Rector Rev.
Hugh W. Chapman and parishioners joyfully
announce the celebration of their 30th Annual Unity
Day weekend, starting Friday, December 3, 2010 with
the annual Dinner/dance at the Clarion Airport (2101
Dixie Clipper Road, Ticket: $35.00 per person) and
concludes on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Renowned Jacksonville native, Mr. Al Letson, host of
the State of the Reunion on National Public Radio is the
Unity Day Mass of Thanksgiving, speaker St. Philips
located at 321 West Union Street (corner of Pearl) since
it's founding in 1882 gives thanks for the blessings of
2010, the opportunity of 128 years of witnessing in this
city of Jacksonville, and pray that brothers and sisters in
Christ will be able to join us as we celebrate our 30th
Unity day festivities. For more information please con-
tact us by calling the church at (904) 354-8010/354-
FAITH UNITED MIRACLE TEMPLE 1860 West
5th St., with Bishop Desso Benjamin, Host Pastor and
Dr. Rhonda Mitchell-Addo, Coordinator. The North
Eastern Emancipation Celebration Association kicks
off its 1ST SOUTHERN CELEBRATION, January 1,
2011 at 12 Noon. "148 Years of Freedom- Lets We
Forget. All people welcome. For more information
call 904-647-5981. Come and relive the day of free-
THE GREATER EL BETH-EL DIVINE HOLI-
NESS CHURCH -we, the pastor officers and members
of the above name church, wish to invite you to worship
with us and be our special guest on our Annual
Community Awareness Day Celebration November
28th at 11:00 a.m. A great program has been planned
for this occasion. Our own Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall Sr.
will be the speaker for this occasion. There will be sev-
eral civic and political leaders to share with us and
inform us about the community. If you have any ques-
tions please contact our pastor Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall
Sr. at 904-710-1586 or the office manager Miguel
Zapata at 904-374-3940. Dinner will be served after
CENTRAL METROPOLITAN CME CHURCH
Presents a Christmas Concert in Celebrating the
CME Church 140th Anniversary
In celebrating the CME Church rich spiritual lega-
cy, join Pastor Clarence Kelby Heath and members of
Central on the Pearl, 4611 North Pearl Street, Sunday,
December 12, at 4:00 p.m. for a Christmas Concert fea-
turing Central's Mass Choir. Central CME is in con-
nection with over 800,000 congregants and more than
3,000 congregations across the United States, the
Caribbean and Western, Eastern and South African in
celebrating the CME Church 140th Founder's Day
The CME Church was founded by Ex-Slaves on
December 16, 1870, in Jackson, Tennessee, The
Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America, (now,
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church as of 1954)
was organized in the South by freemen following the
Civil War in relations to 70,000 (free slaves) congre-
gants. The first two men to become bishops of this new
denomination were William Henry Miles of Kentucky
and Richard H. Vanderhorst of Georgia.
Join Central on Tuesdays, at 6:00 pm for Prayer
Time, Tuesdays, at 6:30 pm for Bible Study,
Wednesday, at 12:00 pm for Bible Study, Wednesdays,
at 2:00 pm, for the Feeding Ministries, and
Wednesday, at 6:00 pm for the Temple Physical
Maintenance Ministries. Wear comfort clothes and
sneakers for fitness class with retired physical educator,
Jackie Johnson. Classes are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 904 354-7426. Need trans-
portation to attend Sunday Church School, Sunday
Morning Worship, and Bible Study call the church one
week in advance.
ST. PHILIPS EPISCOPAL CHURCH with Reverend
Hugh W. Chapman Rector, and parishioners joyfully
announce the celebration of their 30th Annual Unity
Day weekend, starting December 3, 2010.
The weekend celebration begins on Friday
December 3, 2010 with the annual Dinner/dance at the
Clarion Airport (2101 Dixie Clipper Road, Ticket:
$35.00 per person) and concludes on Sunday,
December 5th. 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Renowned
Jacksonville native, Mr. Al Letson, host of the State of
the Reunion on National Public Radio is the Unity Day
Mass of Thanksgiving speaker
St. Philips located at 321 West Union Street corerr
of Pearl) since it's founding in 1882 gives thanks for the
blessings of 2010, the opportunity of 128 years of wit-
nessing in this city of Jacksonville, and pray that broth-
ers and sisters in Christ will be able to join us as we cel-
ebrate our 30th Unity day festivities. For more infor-
mation please contact us by calling the church at (904)
Wesley, Jr., 77, died
November 22, 2010.
Wesley, 71, died
November 17, 2010.
graveside service was
held November 22, 2010.
.BEST, Phyllis, died
November 22, 2010.
CARR, L.D., 85, died
November 18, 2010.
CONRAD, Sarah F, 69,
died November 18, 2010.
DAVIS, Lucile, died
November 18, 2010.
died November 21, 2010.
Green, died November
EASTON, Moses, died
November 19, 2010.
Alice Ferrall, 84, died
November 18, 2010.
FOY, Creswell LaRue,
Sr., died November 16,
HARRELL, Edgar, died
November 18, 2010.
died November 21, 2010.
HUDSON, Ruby Ethel
Green, 81, died
November 18, 2010.
HUNT, Lisa Michiel, 42,
died November 19, 2010.
Elizabeth, 78, died
November 18, 2010.
Christopher Veon, died
November 16, 2010.
JOHNSON, Fred, died
November 21, 2010.
JOHNSON, Willie, Jr.,
78, died November 21,
KISER, Janice L., 74,
died November 21, 2010.
LONG, Willie Lee,
November 18, 2010.
McCRARY, James F.,
died November 21, 2010.
Kimberly, funeral service
was held November 22,
PRESTON, Dr. Harold,
Jr., 91, died November
RAMSAY, Sharon J.,
died November 19, 2010.
WALKER, Willene T.,
funeral services was held
November 26, 2010.
WHITE, Sandra Ann,
died November 18, 2010.
BACON, Mrs. Edith died
November 22, 2010.
GORDON, Cora B.
Cooper, died November
Emory died November
Doretha died November
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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .....................................9:30 a.m. -
Sunday Morning ,
Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
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 .
M morning W orship.................................. ..................................... 11:00 a.m .
Tuesday............................................ Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday........................ ................................... Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
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"There's Alw ays Something Happening On The First Coast"
I Pearls & Cufflinks Gala I -
"Do all the good you can, in all the
ways you can, in all the places you can,
while you can. "
Dr Eartha MM. White
"FOOD FOR TODAY. SKILLS
Citi presented, the Clara White
Mission, "Pearls and Cufflinks" Gala, Mesdames Ju'Coby Pittman Peele, CEO
to celebrate the mission's 106th Clara White Mission and Martha Barrett,
anniversary of service to the communi- Bank of America
ty and the 134th birthday of the mis-
sion's founder, Dr. Eartha M.M. White.
The Gala was held at the St. Ephrem
Syriac Catholic Church Conference
Radio personality Arthur Crofton
and Jacksonville Aviation Authority
spokesman Michael Stewart served as
emcees for the evening.
The event featured a live and silent
auction that commenced with a recep-
tion. Entertainment, which included
Mrs. Merle Wright, Mrs. Senior
Jacksonville, Flautist Ms. Linda
Mrs. Ella Simmons and Flautist Ms.
Witsell, Patrick Evan, and graduates Linda Witsell.
and students from the Clara White
Mission Training Center, followed. All
proceeds benefited the Clara White
PMission, which provides job training in
Culinary Arts and Janitorial
Environmental Services, job placement,
meals to homeless individuals as well
as interim housing.
National Humanitarian, Henri
Landwirth, founder of Dignity U-Wear,
Give Kids the World, and founder of the
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was
honored with the Dr. Eartha White Alvin Brown, Jacksonville Mayoral
Huaniarimn Award. A pro ed Candidate (at right) with campaign
Humanitarian Award. A proposed staffer.
development will be named the HENRI
LANDWIRTH BEAVER STREET
VILLA'S.' The proposed development
is designed as a mixed use, commercial
and affordable permanent housing for
low in-come residents. The planned
three-story rehab development will be
comprised of two (2) floors above a
ground floor of leased commercial and ,
administrative offices. The second and
third floors will have a combination of
efficiencies and apartments for gradu-
ates of the Clara White Mission's Cleve Warren, Eartha White Legacy
Program and low-income residents. The Endowment Fund Chairperson and The
Howard Taylors. Mr. Taylor is a member
design of the urits includes a bedroom of the Eartha White Legacy Endowment
area, living space, kitchenette and bath- Fund.
room. Also, the residential floors will
have laundry, storage and equipment EV
rooms. The building will be located on
the corner of Broad and Beaver Street
with an adjacent parking lot
Ms. Martha Barrett, Bank of
America presented a $25,000 Grant for
the Culinary Arts Program and the
event raised a total of $77.000
The mission located at 613 W.
Ashley Street in downtown
Jacksonville traces its roots to 1885,
when former slave Clara White began
feeding the hungry and homeless in
Jacksonville from her home. Her
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GEORGE TILLMAN, JR.
BUILDING A DIRECTING LEGACY!
BY RYCH MCCAIN, FEEDBACKRYCH@SBCGLOBAL.NET, FACEBOOK CELEB FEATURES PAGE
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CBS FILMS, INC
Carving out a career in Hollywood is difficult
enough as an actor.but when you go behind the camera in
the form of a producer, director or writer; that degree of
difficulty is magnified ten fold. Then add the element of
melanin dominate skin color to the mix and that degree of
difficulty not only magnifies one hundred fold, the inten-
sity quadruples as well. These obstacles however present
and true did not prove to be a stop to film director, writer,
producer George Tillman, Jr. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin
native and graduate of Columbia College film school in
Chicago is a trail blazing visionary in the truest sense.
After making his first movie in Chicago with his business
partner Bob Teitel; the two sold the project for one mil-
lion dollars to Savoy Pictures. After that success, Tillman
wrote a script based on his own life called "Soul Food"
which he directed as a movie. As the old saying goes, the
rest is history!
Tillman's next directorial project was "Men Of
Honor" starring Oscar winning actors Cuba Gooding,
Jr. and Robert De Niro. Then "Soul Food" followed as a
TV series and Tillman and Teitel produced the highly box
office successful "Barbershop" 1&2 franchise among
other films. Tillman's latest project as a director is the
new action, crime thriller "FASTER" starring Dwayne
Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton. The movie is well
paced, suspenseful, filled with action and will keep you
guessing until the very end. FASTER has definitely
opened the door for Tillman to expand in any direction he
chooses. What was the process like for Tillman when he
secured the directing job for FASTER? He confidently
answers, "With Soul food, I was known as a dramatic
guy. Here (Faster) is a movie that has action elements so
you have this whole thing, can he do action? My last
movie directing was "Notorious Big" and they were like
OK he can do a bio picture can he do a bigger movie with
action for fifty-two days for this kind of money?
So you've got to go in strong. As a director I will contin-
ue to try and get jobs. You just got to go overboard some-
times on a presentation. I try to do as much on a presen-
tation to let them know I'm prepared one, confident,
three, I'm the guy for the job. That's why some actors say
I was overly prepared because I feel like you always have
to prove yourself."
As a director, who give him the toughest time on
the set? Tillman sighted an example of an actor who sug-
gested something go one way while shooting "Soul
Food" and he had to remind the person that it was his
family and he wrote the script so he knew the best way to
do it. Then he mention Oscar winning actor Robert De
Niro. Tillman smiles warmly when reflecting about work-
ing with De Niro, "He's a great guy! He believes in the
director. Whatever the director says, It's done!" Tillman
points out that it's always the young actors who present
the most challenge while the veterans are a joy to work
with and that's why he comes well prepared.
During the process of making a film from the
director's position, Tillman stresses, "An actor is putting
their life in your hands. If the movie doesn't work, they
don't work and they have their mortgage and their kids
and they always want to be in safe hands .and I try to
make the actors feel that way." Tillman also makes an
effort to get a collaboration going between himself and
his actors which creates trust, communication and an
overall better atmosphere for creative work.
RYCH MCCAIN'S HOLLYHOOD
By Rych McCain, email@example.com, Facebook Celeb Interviews
Actress/vocalist KeKe Palmer
(Nickelodeon's True Jackson VP)
has a new web series titled "KeKe
Palmer "On The Reel." The first
episode aired this week and it fea-
tures Palmer's new video from her
forth coming single "The One You
Call." The episode has clips of how
Palmer got started in the business
from nine years old. Catch all to this
on Palmer's website
Houston beat king Charlie
Boy has re-released a new version of
his local hit "Crush," adding Just
Brittany to the, mix. You can down-
load the video free on YouTube or
any of Charlie Boy's websites. The
UK based group Pendulum will drop
their chart topping album Immersion
in the US on Jan 25, 2011 via Atlantic
Records. The duo known as Rock
Mob has a new video & single titled
"What Up Fresh" ft. Short Dawg of
Young Money/Cash Money. Hard
rock band New Medicine will kick off
their 2011 tour in January. The Photo
Finish Records/Atlantic Records
group's album "Race You To The
Bottom" debuted at #2 on the
Billboard Heatseekers Chart earlier
Comedienne Luenell will turn
them out at the world famous
Comedy Store on the equally famous
Sunset Strip in LA. And if you are in
Tinsel Town during the holidays, The
J Spot Comedy Club is a must! It is
owned and run by Tom Joyner radio
side kick, comedian and actor J.
Anthony Brown. This week's guest
include lady comics Sexy
Marlo, Melanie Comarcho; music
artists Urban Mystic, Calvin
Richardson, Lenny Williams, Julian
Jones and the All Star Band. At the J
spot, you can eat, drink and laugh at
Faster; CBS Film and TriStar
Pictures. Starring Dwayne Johnson,
Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-
Cohen, Carla Gugino, Maggie
Grace, Moon Bloodgood, Adewale
Akinnuoye-Agbaje, tom Berenger,
Mike Epps and Xander Berkeley.
Directed by George Tillman, Jr.
Written by Tony and Joe Gayton.
Produced by Tony Gayton, Martin
Shafer, Liz Glotzer and Robert Teitel.
Faster is a revenge movie with a lot
of action and suspenseful twists and
turns that will leave you guessing
until the end. Dwayne Jonson as
"Driver" sets out to avenge the death
of his brother after they successfully
robbed a bank and another set of
thugs high-jacked the money from
them. This one should be a smash
Love & Other Drugs; 20th
Century Fox Pictures; Starring Jake
Gyllenhaal, Ann Hathaway, Oliver
Platt, Hank Azaria, Josh Gad and
Gabriel Macht. Directed by Edward
Zwick. Co-Written by Edward Zwick,
Charles Randolph and Marshall
Herskovitz. Produced by Edward
Zwick, Charles Randolph, Marshall
Herskovitz, Scott Stuber, and Pieter
Jan Brugge. The roots of this film is
based on the true story of pharma-
ceutical salesman for Pfizer, Jamie
Reidy who published a book "Hard
Sell; The Evolution of a Viagra
Salesman." The film version adds a
fictional love story twist which actual-
ly becomes very powerful by the end
of the film. Drug salesman Jamie
Randall (Gyllenhaal) becomes
involved with Maggie Murdock
(Hathaway) who has early-onset
Parkinson's disease. This story will
help bring awareness of Parkinson's
and how people cope with it espe-
cially through love. This one might
even have some Oscar vibes!
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GOODBYE continued from A-2
Jay Z Continued from A-1
today, what can we do to
stop the destruction of
We cannot continue to
allow the strategies and
games being played,
including those efforts to
change laws and our con-
stitution, to forget who
placed this country in a
economical hole, who
started the war, who keep
bringing up issue regard-
ing race as if that is a
focus point, who caused
the housing problems,
who caused the Freddie
Mac and Freddie Mae
crises, who misrepresent-
ed the student loans and
accepted fees for doing
nothing while graduates
struggled to pay the loans
off; who caused the high
misleading financial fees,
who outsourced the jobs;
who allowed more import
of foreign goods than
what was being purchased
from us and being export-
What we should also
remember is who came
into office less than two
years ago and immediate-
ly began to make positive
changes such as equal pay
for women and more.
We should not forget that
every proposed improve-
ment made by President
Obama was met with a
"no" by the entire party.
He wanted health care for
all but many of the bene-
fits that he wanted, were
amended to get passed
those representatives and
senators on the other side
of the aisle.
For a country whose
motto is "In God we
trust," changes still have
been made so there is a
small growth in the econo-
We now have better hous-
ing laws; we now have
better loans for higher
education; we now have
banking reform, we now
have credit card reforms;
we now have health care
reform for all Americans;
we now have equal pay
for women and many,
The Republicans are now
back in because many
Americans did not under-
stand or received distorted
information. They voted
out of fear and the formed
a pact. Those elected have
pledged to reverse all of
the changes, and even
though they are not in yet,
those who are waiting for
them to come, have begun
a destructive path for
America, by not extending
Those who were elected
received their votes by
pledging to "get rid of
Obama" or work to see
that he not serve a second
You have begun the jour-
ney that will allow the
party of no back in or the
tea party who 'want their
country back' (power they
don't even understand and
really are not a part of
because they will NOT
REAP THE BENEFITS
OF THE WEALTHY),
America will truly be
destroyed but not by ter-
rorist. And think, your
children, grand children
and great, great grands
will truly suffer because
the party of"No say, "Hell
No. You must say"ditto
- you can't come back in."
"We love America and we
want to keep it as the
number one nation in the
world." To do so, you can
no longer sit back while
doing nothing. You must
take an active role in get-
ting America back on the
success trail or be
destroyed. We can't wait,
"it's just that simple."
Are your finances all
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get them straight?
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Jay-Z said he had a troubled upbringing. He shot his brother when he was 12 years
of age because his brother had stolen a ring. He said to the British newspaper, The
Guardian. that he thought his life was over. He said guns were everywhere.
Jay-Z said his brother was addicted to crack at the time but did not press charges
against him. He noted his experience with his shooting incident in his song written
in 1997 "You Must Love NMe." He said, through his rapping, "Saw the devil in your
eyes, high off more than weed. confused. I just closed my young eyes and squeezed."
Jay-Z also reminds his fans that he had a dark period in his life that included being
shot at three times, and never hit. Of his assailants, poor aim, Jay-Z muses, "It's like
there was some rogue angel watching over us." Perhaps a few hail Mary's are in
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fare of the various peoples of the State of Florida.
Georgia legislators will hold their meeting on December 1 in Atlanta with a theme,
"Seeing Beyond A New Decade Defining Our New Legacy," and will focus the
attention of more than 600 NBCSL (The National Black Caucus of State Legislators)
members on the issues affecting African Americans today and the role members will
play in addressing these issues over the next ten years.
Topics covered will include Redistricting, Broadband Adoption, Education
Disparities, and Implementing the Health Care Law.
The NBCSL is a membership organization from 42 states, the District of Columbia
and the Virgin Islands.
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By: Lucius Gantt
Our beloved President Barack Obama is a cham- -' '" ;
pion that is like another champion. Both Obama and
boxer Floyd Mayweather appear as if they are scared
Mayweather has refused to fight Manny Pacquiao
and the President seems unwilling to battle with
Lord, I hope Obama didn't blow his only chance to '
do the things that he promised he would in his thrilling
campaign speeches two years ago.
When Obama won the Presidential Election, he was a Democrat, the
U.S. Senate was Democratic and the House of Representatives was
Democratic. The Democrats that Black people voted for were in power and
could have pushed through any legislation they wanted to.
But no, that was too easy to do. Obama and his team wanted to be known
as consensus builders, non-partisan politicians and friendly aisle-walkers.
Where has that love for political togetherness gotten Americans? Nowhere!
Power never takes a step back, only in the face of more power!
Democrats had power and didn't use it or were afraid to use it.
Perhaps not much significant and ground breaking legislation was done
in the two years of the Obama administration because of Obama's advisors
and Obama's campaign contributors.
Many of Obama's Democratic advisors didn't and still don't have a clue
about what the people want.
Our idea of a good President is not George Bush dipped in chocolate!
We don't want to be forever controlled by beast bankers, stock brokers and
insurance companies. We want elected officials that will fight for us!
Muhammad Ali didn't get to be the greatest champion ever by singing the
praises of his opponents, Ali won battles and.multiple World Heavyweight
Titles by swinging! Ali was a fighter.
Democrats can bow down to America's money changers all they want to
but they will never raise more campaign money than Republican fundrais-
Democrats have to win their political wars on the front lines. Obama and
Congressional Democrats have to take their ideas for change to the streets
and convince everyday people that lowering the deficit is necessary, ending
wars and conflicts are mandatory and job creation is extremely important.
Lace 'em up Obama, the Republicans have vowed to make you a one
term President. Stay or leave, whatever you do, do it for the people. There
will be no CHANGE without a fight!
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By: Justin L. Mabrie, MBA
Distractions Become An Attraction
When you are dating and feelings have gotten to a point
where you and your partner have gravitated toward an
exclusive relationship, it means that you now provide each
other with undivided attention. This exclusive form of dat- 1 -
ing is a progressive step but is not fully secure. There is a
possibility that your eyes and heart are still transitional
because you may not be content and fully convinced that
the person you are with is "the one."
When you are dating, you will still meet people along the
way that you may have curiosity about and you may hold on to the contact, yet not
entertain or pursue out of respect to your current relationship. This contact-in-waiting
can become a problem during weak moments in a current relationship. There is a
strong possibility that whatever you may be lacking and yearning for in your relation-
ship, such as: a voluntary act of love; consistent phone calls; or thoughts of affirmation
can be gained from the eager contact-in-waiting. Before you know it, you may become
distracted because you are getting drawn into the attractiveness and comfort of your
previously voided sensations that are now ignited from someone outside of your mate.
A rapport of trust and understanding is formed due to the fact that each of you is experi-
encing and contemplating the thought of deceitful participation against your separate or
current relationships. This happens in marriages when one of the partners feel neglect-
ed and eventually obtains a secret lover. So before you get to any considerations of
marriage, where a distraction becomes more attractive than your mate, be sure commu-
nication is open and needs / desires from a mate are discussed. Some distractions are
just for a moment while others spiral into full-blown situations. Many times your mate
is naive and unaware of this happening distraction. It is sometimes an unimaginable
thought because even though he or she may be lacking in the relationship, he or she is
still quite possibly engrossed in you and the relationship. You should not continue down
a deceitful path and you should cease interaction with the distraction and focus back on
your relationship. Talk with your partner about the void you are feeling, allow him or
her to understand your needs, wants, and desires. They may even need you to step your
game up with them too. Communicate and eagerly work towards mending what you
have established. If the distraction is truly what you think you want, then you must be
honest with yourself and your partner. You must communicate you thoughts and not
keep your partner in the dark of your actions and thoughts. Whatever arrangement or
break-up that is established is a personal decision for the both of you to make; it is each
partner's responsibility to ensure that each partner has equal knowledge and understand-
ing about their relationship. Maybe you were not as ready as you perceived and should
possibly refer to a previous article, Freedom As You Please, because you never want to
force a phase of dating before you are ready for it. To alleviate distractions from even
entering and becoming a cancer to your relationship, ALWAYS keep open lines of com-
munication so voids of neglect do not arise.
Remember: Communicate with your partner. Do not seek to fill a void from a distrac-
Contact Justin at justinmabrie @Caol.com or Justin L.Mabrie, 5000 Almeda Road, Houston,
TX 77074 for insights and concerns.
ULYSSES W. WATKINS JR., M.D
Thanksgiving is the time that we emphasize being thankful to
God and giving of ourselves to the perpetuation of God's
commandments by helping people who are in need and those
who are in greed. It also is the time of year when families
become more united; when pre-Christmas shopping is at its highest level; when
the children are out of school; when the TV screens are full of sports activities and
stories about Thanksgiving; when unfortunately, people tend to overeat, over
drink and commit more crimes.
Increases in crimes such as robberies and homicides are very unfortunate but
something that we continually have to deal'with by being safe, careful and coop-
erating.with the law enforcement officials.
Over drinking and over eating have been problems for years past and also contin-
ue to be for years to come. So the best approach would be to have some simple
When you eat during this holiday season., do it get filled not stuffed, i.e. do it in
moderation. Also, if you have health conditions such as hypertension, which is,
aggravated by salt, caffeine, alcohol and other things; diabetes, which is aggra-
vated by alcohol, cakes, pies and other things; heart ailments, which are aggra-
vated by stress, trauma and many other things; other health problems which are
aggravated by non compliance, stress and apathy. Know your health problems
and adjust } our diet accordingly.
If you must drink, please do it in moderation. Over drinking has proven to
cause disharmony in families:'auto mishaps and complete disregard for the feel-
ings and nghts of others. Also, if you do drink, get a designated driver to dnrve
for you because you will be arrested and maybe convicted if you are caught
driving while intoxicated.
Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless You.
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
The Cypher Open Mic and Soul. First and Third Thursday 8:00pm- 11:30pm
Cafe 331 331 W. Forsyth St. Jacksonville (Downtown Jax across from Greyhound
Station)!. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts promptly at 9pm $5 before 8p
and $10 after 9pm
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Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville will be hosting the 2010
Jacksonville Light Parade and fireworks display on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7
p.m. on the downtown riverfront.
REAL Hiphop: Reppin' the First Coast. Thursday, December 2 8:00pm -
11:00pm, University of North Florida, UNF Fine Arts Center, Room 1404
First Coast Wind Ensemble's Holiday Concert (December 3, 2010 at 7:30pm,
Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University, Free Admission).
Florida Bank and CIME4enterprises cordially invites you to see the extraordi-
nary couture work of Fashion Designer, EVETEVAN..December 3, at 6:30 p.m.
Jacksonville Giants v. The San Francisco Rumble. For the first time ever,
Jacksonville'has its very own basketball team and they are taking on the 3rd
ranked team in the ABA, the San Francisco Rumble! December 4, 8 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Arena
Erotica Poetry Book Signing With Dawn Blanchard/Deep Rivers,Saturday,
December 4 7:00pm 11:00pm, Walker's Wine Bar, 2692 Post Street
I'll Be Home for Christmas by T.J. Hemphill-This nationally touring stage
play is full of intrigue, love, unpredictable suspense, plenty of drama and a new
level of comedy. December 4, at 7 p.m.l Florida Theatre
Haven Hospice and the Jacksonville Suns at this inaugural challenge featur-
ing baseball training stations, live music, and a silent auction.December 5, 12 p.m
at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
A song and dance celebration of the season to benefit the Dinner Park
Christmas Toy Give Away. Saturday,December 11, 2010.Atlantic Beach
Elementary School, 298 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach.-,6:00pm
Drumline Live, Saturday Jan 22. 2011 at 08:00 pm, Times Union Ctr Perf Arts
Moran Theater at Jacksonville, FL http://www.drumlinelive.com.
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NOVEMBER 27, 2010 THE STAR
RYAN BLOUNT, 17 YEAR OLD
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By Angela Favors
Talented director, film m
and writer from Brunsw:
considered one of the
youngest emerging peop
the movie industry.
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the movie "Revelations
Theatre, Brunswick, Ge(
the general opinion was
was top notch. This filr
location in Brunswick,
stars local youths in the
cast Neco' Trimmni:
Holland and John Perry
and believable. To co
idea that Ryan wrote th
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The film has screened
for family and friends t
first screening for thi
more than 400 viewer
to see the completed pi
theme human clonin;
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thriller, part comedy, p
mystery. The crowd i
We laughed, gasped
were on the edge of oi
apart from producing
also acted in the movic
Ryan's early interests were in Art and Meteorology. However, the se<
at the age of seven when his father gave him a video camera. The past
certainly been eventful for Ryan. His phenomenal stretch started wit
short films with his friends. "The Fight," followed by "The Streets of
His latest and most popular film are "The Misadventures of R3
(MRN)."Which consists of two sequels: "MRN: Mystery of the Mas
Ryan Blount, a Brunswick High School student who also attend the
Career Academy, is the son on Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Brenda Blount. R
this community in so many ways that far exceeds the contributions <
his age. In 2010, he has established the Ryan Christopher Blount
Scholarship Foundation for gifted students in the area of art and ente
first scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled at the Golde
Academy in the class of 2012. However, Ryan is not all about sei
essence of this young man lies in the love for his family, friends and M
The Movie Premier, Program participants are: John Perry Pastoi
Missionary Baptist Church, Kerry Bacon-Pastor of House of Pra
SKevin Pullen-Instructor@ Golden Isles Career Academy, Sammell I
Marco Baucham-Mt Sinai Baptist Church; Musical Performances by '
Mt Sinai Baptist Church Praise Dancers and Christ is All Christian
Team. The Premier was hosted by Masters of Ceremonies-Marial
Jacksonville Light Parad
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Jags Derrick Harvey sacks Browns Colt McCoy
Young fan cheers on Jaguars
Richard McLaughlin, writer
Laurence Greene, Photographer
The citizens of Jacksonville made
a commitment to stand behind the
Jaguars with an even stronger grip
when Everbank made the necessary
move and earned the right to name
the stadium after them.
At the beginning of the season, the
sales were great. However, prior to
this game, the tickets did not go as
well and a few people were worried.
However, the sales did come
through and those ticket holders are
still feeling the joy of attending.
The offense was having problems
but the defense showed up and
showed out in the last few minutes.
It was a defining sequence in anoth-
er dramatic game for both teams. An
even more important twist came
during the last few minutes. Jones-
Drew finished with 132 yards rush-
ing and 87 receiving. It's the first
time in his five-year career that he's
put together three consecutive 100-
yard games.The Jaguars (6-4) are
starting to make .frantic finishes
Look routine as they are now tied
with the Colts for first place in the
On Saturday, November
20, 2010, 90,119 fans
watched as the University
of Florida Gators disman-
tled the Appalachian State
Mountaineers in The
Swamp in Gainesville, FL
The tone for the game was
set early as the Gator
defense stopped the ASU
offense on its first posses-
sion and the Florida
offense with a no-huddle,
quickly scored the first
touchdown of the game,
courtesy of a 16-yard
romp by running back
Chris Gainey. The Gator
offense struck twice more
in the first quarter on a 3-
yard run by backup quar-
terback Trey Burton and
by third string quarterback
Jordan Reed's 1-yard leap
with 25 seconds left on the
In the 2nd quarterback, the
starting and third Gator
quarterback to score a
touchdown in the game
was Joseph Brantley on a
5-yard pass completion;
his first career touchdown
as a receiver. At the half,
the Gators led 28-0.
Early in the 3rd quarter,
the Gators Jordan Reed
added another touchdown
with a 1-yard plunge with
12:09 on the clock. The
Mountaineers struck with
Gators Trey Burton escapes tackle for touchdown
Gators Trey Burton escapes tackle for touchdown
a 33-yard field goal by
Jason Vitaris with 4:54 left
in the quarter. The Gators
responded with another
touchdown on a 3-yard
run by Jordan Reed.
DeAndre Presley connect-
ed on a 9-yard pass to
Matt Cline for a touch-
down early in the 4th
quarter. And the last
Gator touchdown of the
game was scored by sen-
ior Gary Beemer, a defen-
sive tackle with 3:18 to
play. It was Beemers only
The combination of the
Gators Brantley, Burton
and Reed has been
dubbed, Threebow, mean-
ing it takes the combined
talents of all three to equal
one Tim Tebow. But on
this day where Florida
honored 23 seniors in the
last home game of the reg-
ular season, it was the
Jordan Reed show as he
scored three touchdowns
and threw for another.
And, all three quarter-
backs either scored or
received a pass for touch-
The Gators continue their
dominance of Southern
League college teams and
with the win over ASU,
the series stands at 25-2.
The Gators (7-4, 4-4 SEC)
travel this Saturday,
November 27, 2010, to
take on their final regular
season cross state rival,
the 22nd ranked Florida
State Seminoles (8-3, 6-2
ACC) at 3:30 PM EST
which will air on ABC and
The 'Noles have a two
game winning streak com-
ing in the contest with the
Gators and have a shot at
winning the ACC Atlantic
title if the 23rd ranked NC
State (8-3, 5-2 ACC) beats
Maryland (7-4, 4-3 ACC)
this weekend. The
Seminoles have more at
stake in this game with a
win; the Gators are play-
ing for Gator nation pride
and end the season on a
two game winning streak.
Two EWC Tigers Honored at Post Season NAIA
Fifty six players were named to the 2010 NAIA Football All-Independent Teams,
with players honored from all nine NAIA Independent Football programs.
The schools with ten selections were Pacific University (California) and Webber
International (FL). Denton Thompson, DL and Jonathan Johnson, KR, both from
Miami and seniors at Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, were also honored.
by Richard McLaughlin
Almost 62,000 attended the Florida Classics in Orlando this past weekend.
It was stated that the attendance was the largest crowd in history. Some were late
getting into their seats, but by half time, every seat was taken as the 'battle of the
bands' began. You may be late for the game, but you are always present for half-
There was never a question of who was a FAMU Rattler or a BCU Wildcatter.
You knew when the bands started playing and what really turned the crowd wild is
when each played, "Da Butt." The.crowded seats were suddenly empty according
to what school. In some cases, you could observe husband and wife or best friends
separate, according to the school.
By the way, who won the game? Well, the FAMU Rattlers won the game but
the coin got stuck in the air when you asked who won the Battle of the Bands.
Battle of the Bands
FAMU Marching 100
Left: Dr. James Ammons,
President, FAMU and Head
Coach Joe Taylor.
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A SPECIAL TIME IN A YOUNG BOY'S LIFE
Xavier Fefie is eight years of age and enjoys being a high achiever. He says he has always
enjoyed church service and especially appreciates the communion ceremonies. This past summer,
hie told his grandmother that he is a true believer in the father, the son and the holy ghost and feels
1i.is time that he profess his feelings and become a member of the church.
Last month, Xavier expressed the same feelings to his mother, and on that Sunday, they both
joined Brook Hollow Baptist Church The Church Without Walls, in Houston. His mother knows his:
sincerity so when he made a decision to join, she went with him.
On Sunday, Xavier was baptized and after the service,
many family and friends joined him and his mother for a won ,
der brunch. His philosophy is that whenever there is a special'
day, all join hands in harmob-
SL ny. Why should joining;,
the church and getting
baptized be different."'lt
a celebration of belief an'h
attendance ..' Utha
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time for true'celeb
( Thank you Xavier.: "
Deonte Bridges, valedictorian
with $1 million in scholarships
all types of
Deonte Bridges and his Mother. will strive
Deonte Bridges is the perfect example of
a child who chose to overcome his many obsta-
cles. Bridges was robbed at gunpoint, stereo-
typed, and tempted with drugs. In addition, his
brother died when Bridges was young and his
mother has been battling leukemia.
Nevertheless, Deonte yearned for success
and excelled in school. He stayed up late hours to
complete papers and persevered in every class.
As a result, he graduated valedictorian from
Booker T Washington High School.
"Bridges is Washington High's first black
male valedictorian in more than a decade, a rising
freshman at UGA, the winner of scholarships
totaling more than $1 million."
FAMU Alumna Kim Godwin Garners a
Coveted 2010 Emmy Award
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida A&M
University (FAMU) alumna and CBS News
Senior Producer Kim Godwin won a 2010 Emmy
Award for "Outstanding Business and Economic
Reporting in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast"
for her groundbreaking series "Financial Family
Tree." The unique series provided viewers with
an in-depth, analytical look at the immediate and
long-term ripple effects of the recession.
Godwin is a 1984 graduate of FAMU's
School of Journalism and Graphic
Communication (SJGC). Last fall, she hosted the
"CBS News Journalists and their Journey" panel
discussion to celebrate the 35th anniversary of
the journalism program at the school. The event
featured award-winning video, compelling dia-
logue and informative questions and answers
about the extraordinary field of journalism with
the esteemed lineup that included Russ Mitchell,
anchor, CBS Evening News, Saturday Edition;
Byron Pitts, chief national correspondent and
contributing correspondent, "60 Minutes;" CBS
News Correspondents Randall Pinkston and Bill
Whitaker; and the late Harold Dow, 48 Hours
"All of us here in the School applaud Kim
for being a recipient of this awesome award,"
said SJGC Dean James Hawkins. "This award
signals the extraordinary impact she continues to
make as a journalist."
At CBS News, Godwin is the senior pro-
ducer in charge of all domestic coverage for the
"CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." Prior
to joining CBS News, she was Assistant News
Director for WCBS-TV, the CBS Owned station
in New York, where she oversaw all day-to-day
editorial direction and newscast production, as
well as special projects.
She joined WCBS after spending two
years at FAMU as journalism director and facul-
ty member. Before then, she was vice president
and news director for KNBC in Los Angeles and
vice president of News Operations for the NBC
Television Stations Group in Atlanta and New
Godwin has held numerous management,
producer and reporter positions in broadcast tele-
vision, including vice president and news direc-
tor, KXAS-TV Dallas/Fort Worth; News
Director, WOIO-TV and WUAB-TV Cleveland;
assistant news director, WCAU-TV Philadelphia;
executive Producer, WNBC-TV New York; sen-
ior news producer, WCAU-TV Philadelphia;
news producer, WTAE-TV Pittsburgh; anchor,
investigative reporter and producer, WPTV-TV
West Palm Beach, Fla; and executive producer,
WTXL-TV Tallahassee. She began her career in
radio as a news writer for WTNT-AM and a disc
jockey and news anchor for WAMF-FM (now
WANM-FM), both in Tallahassee.
Godwin was born in Panama City, Fla.
and grew up in New York City.
Wow! I went to the library and stood in front of the "do it and make it yourself" section of
books. I had no idea how many books there are, each filled with ideas for making presents.
You need some basic skills for some of the ideas, such as knitting, sewing or woodworking.
Some gifts require a few small purchases. But, most of these books offer ideas for plenty of
gifts that anyone can make with stuff around the house. So...not much money for gifts this code 5
holiday season? No excuses anymore get to work on these gifts from the hands and heart! bank -1
Plan and make your gifts ahead
of time. This way you won't get
crushed in the holiday rush!
Holiday gifts for '
brothers, sisters and
friends are easy and
fun to make. Let your
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This week we have a great states crossword puzzle showing off some
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1. cut and draw to make a flip_ of "moving images"
2. draw and cut out a paper _, make clothes with tabs to fit
3. cut, fold, decorate a set of paper to fly
4. make a be a sport and put a few coinsin it
5. make a box: a small magnifying glass, items to study-
yarn, leaf, a dust ball, a rock, a flower
6. turn milk cartons into paddle that really float
7. start a _: baseball cards, miniatures, badges
8. write a mystery and create a secret to solve it
9. gather buttons, old jewelry, ribbons, colored string, etc.
to put in a "_ to make stuff"
10. design and make a board
Match the activities to the gifts that will be made.
Match the activities to the gifts that will be made.
1. printing, painting, coloring
2. measuring, mixing, baking
3. tying ribbons, gluing beads
4. covering with paper, foil
separating sections inside
5. making your own pieces
to play with on the board
6. rubber stamping, inking
7. painting, personalizing,
gluing felt to the bottom
8. writing, promising, helping
9. melting, coloring, scenting
wax, dipping string
10. drawing 12 seasonal
pictures of times with your
family, dates, days
SYou can make most of
these gifts yourself. But,
a few require adult
supervision...so ask first!.
A. tic-tac-toe, checkers
B. decorative hangers
C. wrapping paper
D. box to hold change,
keys, watches .
E. favorite cookies,
F brick book ends 0
I. pop-up cards, writing paper
J. book with coupons that
can be "turned in" to getj
extra help with chores glue
It's always fun to paint
something. There are so
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decorate! Fill in the list of
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from the paint
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Forest and Glade went through their closets and found toys that are in very good shape, but that they are not playing
with very much anymore. They want to donate them to a shelter. Can you help Glade bring their toys there?
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Drafts of the Consolidated Annual Performance and
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day public review and comment.
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of the reports are available at the Main Library at 303 N.
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of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday Friday.
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than Monday, December 13, 2010. The final CAPER
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4. It's About Time For A Miracle Beverly Crawford
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Community Still Reeling from
Grisly Family Mlurder
A mother and her three young children \ ere bru-
tally murdered in their home last Saturday.
The bodies of victims Brandi Peters. 27, and her
children, twins Tamiyah and Taniyah Peters. 6. and
Jovante Segura. 3. were discovered after an anony-
mous tipster notified police Saturday morning.
Police are baffled oier a suspect or motive for
such a horrible crime, as there was no broken glass
Ss unw-t found on the floor or any other sign of forced entry.
There were also no items reported missing from the
home, further leading police to rule out a robbery
gone wrong despite the fact that there had been an increase in reported break-ins in the
area.The neighborhood is surrounded by a thickly wooded area and is only a few miles
away from Florida A&M and Florida State universities.
Neighbors informed police that Peters stayed at home with her children and had
been a single parent. Despite local police patrols, home invasions and general crime
were very common in the neighborhood.
Police believe that the person who committed this crime may have known the vic-
No further information regarding the autopsies performed on the bodies was re-
leased, although police are categorizing the incident as a homicide. Police are asking
anyone with any information about the family to call the Tallahassee Police Department
Wesley Snipes On Way to Prison
Snipes lost the biggest gamble of his life Thursday
when a federal judge ordered the popular film star to
prison to begin a 36-month sentence for tax-related
crimes. Snipes was convicted of three counts of delib-
erately failing to file tax returns in 2008.
The actor tried for a new trial after the conviction,
but it was apparently unheeded by the jurors. Snipes may
ask that the case be sent to the Supreme Court, but he
would most likely have to make that request from a
Convict Flown Out of Jail by
Demarick Hunter's faith took literal wings Friday
when he was released from prison after having served
nearly half of a 16-year term in federal prison as an armed
career criminal. He and his lawyer had been able to con-
vince the court that he had been wrongly sentenced.
When Hunter finally walked out of the doors of
the Jesup, Ga. federal prison, he was met by his Jack-
sonville, Fl. lawyer, William Kent. Kent loaded Hunter
into Kent's airplane and flew to St. Augustine, where
Hunter left for his mother's house in Miami Gardens.
Kent said the special airlift fulfilled a promise he
had made when he took the case pro bono two years ago.
During those years, Hunter kept appealing to the
court that his sentence was unfair because it relied on con-
victions for violent crimes. Two of the arrests were for car-
rying a concealed weapon, which he argued in appeals he
wrote himself, were not violent crimes.
The key in Hunter's case was that the court allowed
him a chance to argue the sentence was illegal even after the
time limits on his right to appeal had expired.
When Hunter landed in St. Augustine he made a
beeline for the nearest IHOP restaurant and celebrated with
chocolate chip pancakes, eggs, sausage and orange juice.
November 27, 2010
Vol. 1, No. 2
Novembe~~~~~~r 2,21 H TRCJAE-
Have you ever been locked out of your
home? Were you able to get in anyway?
Now think about it...if YOU could break
into your own home, it's justas easy for some-
one else to break in, too. Many intruders will
spend nomore than 60 seconds trying to break
into a home. The best prediction of future bur-
glary is a past burglary. Therefore, it is impor-
tant to take preventivemeasures now. Strong
locks and good neighbors who look out for
one another can be effective deterrents to
burglars. Here are a few tipsthat can help you
keep you and your property safe and secure.
Check Your Locks.
* Make sure every external door has a strong,
well-installed dead bolt lock. Key-in-the-knob
locks alone are not enough.
* Sliding glass doors offer easy access to bur-
glars if they are not properly secured. You can
secure them by putting a broomstick or dowel in
the inside track to jam the door, or by installing
commercially available locks. To prevent the
door being lifted off the track, drill a hole
through the sliding door frame and the fixed
frame. Then insert a pin in the hole.
* Lock double-hung windows with key locks or
"pin" your windows by drilling a small hole at
a 45 degree angle between the inner and outer
frames, then insert a nail that can be removed.
* You should secure basement windows with
grilles or grates (but make sure that they can be
opened from the inside in case of fire).
* NEVER hide keys around the outside of your
home!! Instead, give an extra key to a neighbor
you trust. When you move into a new house or
apartment, RE-KEY THE LOCKS.
Check Your Doors.
* While we all like to feel that once we close
and lock our doors, we're safe and secure, the
truth of the matter is that a lock on a flimsy door
is about as effective as locking your car door but
leaving the window down with your wallet on
the front seat!All outside doors should be metal
or solid wood.
* Install a peephole or wide angle viewer in all
entry doors so that you can see who is outside
without opening the door. Door chains break
easily and don't keep out intruders. If your
doors don't fit tightly in their frames, install
weather stripping around them.
Check the Outside.
* Take a look at your home from the outside, and
keep in mind the following tips to help make
your home as safe as it can be: Burglars HATE
bright lights. Install outside lights and KEEP
THEM ON at night. Motion-detector lights can
be particularly effective.
* Keep your yard clean. Prune shrubbery so it
doesn't hide windows or doors. Cut back tree
limbs that a burglar could use to climb to an
* If you travel, create the illusion that you are at
home by getting timers that will turn lights (and
perhaps a television or radio) on and off in dif-
ferent parts of your home throughout the day
and evening hours. Lights burning 24 hours a
day signal an empty house!
* Leave shades, blinds and curtains in normal
positions. And make sure you don't let your
mail and/or newspapers pile up! Call the post
office and newspaper to stop delivery or have a
neighbor pick them up.
* Make a list of your valuables, such as VCRs,
stereos, computers, and jewelry. Take pictures
of the items, list their serial numbers and de-
scription. This will help police if your home is
Contact your District police station for a free
home security survey
* When getting work done on your vehicle,
leave only the vehicle key for the service per-
sonnel. The same goes for car park attendants
and valets. Give the service station your busi-
ness address not your home.address.
Burglars Can Do More Than Just Steal.
* While most burglars prefer to strike when no
one is home, intruders can commit other crimes
such as rape, robbery, and assault if they are sur-
prised by someone entering the home, or if they
pick a home that is occupied. If something looks
questionable a slit screen, a broken window,
or an open door DON'T GO IN! Call the po-
lice from a neighbor's house, a cell phone, or a
* At night, if you think you hear someone break-
ing in, leave safely IF YOU CAN, then call the
police. If you can't leave, lock yourself in a
room with a phone and call the police. If an in-
truder is in your room, pretend you are asleep.
* One other important note never leave a
message on your answering machine that indi-
cates that you may not be at home, or that you
live alone. Instead, say, "We're not available
November 27, 2010
d ssSHH! From Actual Police Reports
Did You Hear About?...
EITO I' NOE
BURGLARY, ASSAULT/BATTERY On Monday, at 1:25 p.m. a sus-
pect went before the Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Duval
County for an outstanding warrant for his arrest for a crime he commit-
ted earlier. At that time, the suspect had entered the victim's apartment
in the 4600 block of Moncrief Road, without consent or permission. The
suspect is believed to have entered through a door that does not lock
properly. The victim and suspect have never lived together in the apart-
ment. The suspect hid in the victim's son room. When the victim came
home and entered his apartment, the suspect attacked him, battering and
choking the victim. Witnesses told the police officer that they observed
the suspect's attack upon the victim. The suspect kicked a door inside
the apartment, causing it to crack. The victim who identified him knows
the suspect. The suspect was read his rights was arrested, transported to
jail and charged with a felony.
AUTO ACCIDENT, HIT AND RUN -On Sunday at 9:15 p.m. a JSO
police officer made contact with the suspect. A state computer check re-
vealed that the suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant. The warrant
read: "The suspect, who was driving a red 'Ford Ranger Truck', struck
a white 'Honda Civic', which was being driven by the witness (victim)."
After the crash, the suspect fled the scene and parked the truck in the
3500 block of Wilson Blvd. The suspect and passenger exited the truck
and began walking down the street, away from the crash. The victim was
taken to the hospital by ambulance for minor knee injuries. A few min-
utes later, a witness called the police and informed them of the name of
the suspect that was driving the truck. Once the suspect's identity was ob-
tained, the description given by the anonymous witness matched the de-
scription of the suspect and passenger. The suspect was placed under
arrest, transported to jail and booked on leaving the scene of an accident.
POSSESSION OF CONTROL SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO
SELL On Sunday, at 7:35 p.m. a JSO undercover police officer was
posing as a drug buyer/user in the area of 3100 N. Myrtle Ave. The un-
dercover police officer engaged the 30-year-old male (suspect) in a con-
versation about the purchase of marijuana. The suspect stated that he
"ain't got none." The undercover police officer told the suspect "let me
get that $20.00 and I'll flip it." The suspect handed the undercover police
officer two pieces of crack cocaine in exchange for the $20.00 of JSO
funds. The suspect was not arrested due to the conduction of a long term
investigation. A few days later, the same suspect was seen standing in
front of a house on West 22nd Street. The suspect was arrested, read his
rights and transported to jail for an interview.
On Monday witnesses identified Shaheim Lomax, 18, as the
shooter in an incident that resulted in the death of a 20-year-old man.
Spencer Winkfield was shot twice in what witnesses called a
drive-by shooting by a passing Toyota sedan at the intersection of Lib-
erty and East 45th streets. He was transported to Shands Jacksonville
Medical Center, where he died two days later..
There were three other men involved who police believe had
been targeted by Lomax's gunfire, but they were able to flee the scene
Police apprehended Lomax at a traffic stop Sunday. After he
was interviewed about the homicide by detectives Monday, was ar-
rested and charged with murder and aggravated assault.
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Name: Shirone Bonnett
Offense: Cocaine Possession
Name: Jermerious P. Collins
Name: Jim King
Name: Terrell Poole
Offense: Racketeering, Auto
Name: Desanta Carey Name: Terrence Ennis Name: Jean Ducasse
Age: 19 Age: 19 Age: 43
Offense: Theft Offense: Cocaine Poss. Offense: Battery
Name: Calvin Adams Name: Terrance Newberry Name: Arthur Savage
Age: 19 Age: 33 Age: 57
Offense: Child Molestation Offense: Drive w/out License Offense: Probation Violation
Name: Andre Andrews
Offense: Sexual Battery
INalll:; r el[II DMeluel
Offense: Lewd w/Child
Name: Kelvin Early
Offense: Lewd w/Child
Name: Marquis Henderson
Offense: Child Molestation
Name: Ahamed Abdul
Offense: Fondling a Child
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Can You Hear Me Now?
A woman was reporting her car as stolen and mentioned that there was a cell phone in it. The policeman taking the
report called the phone and told the guy that answered that he had read the ad in the newspaper and wanted to buy
the car. They arranged to meet, and the thief was arrested.
Nothing But the Truth
A man was on trial for the armed robbery of a convenience store in district court when he fired his lawyer. He was
actually doing a fair job of defending himself until the store manager testified that the man was the robber. The
man jumped up, accused the woman of lying and then said, "I should of blown your (expletive) head off." The de-
fendant paused, then quickly added, "If I'd been the one that was there." The jury took 20 minutes to convict him
and recommended a 30-year sentence.
A pair of robbers entered a record shop nervously waving revolvers. The terrified patrons cowered where they
stood. The first robber shouted, "Nobody move!" When his partner moved, the startled first bandit shot him.
Let's face it dumb or smart, there are criminals everywhere. The best defense is a good offense: a solid strategy and being smarter than the
bad guy (or dumb one).
* Invest in a home security system and keep it on and monitored 24/7/365.
* Make sure it has glass break sensors, monitors doors, windows and has motion sensors.
* Be sure to protect basement windows all the way up to the highest level windows and porch doors for maximum home safety.
* Install at least a 4-16 cameras surveillance system that can be accessed from the web and has full night vision.
* Remove or lock up exterior ladders preventing the bad guy from gaining access.
* Lock all doors and windows when you are home and away, especially at night and in the summer months, too.
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November 27, 2010
November 27. 2010 THE STAR.. &..
Jax Officer Jailed For Domestic
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, an
arrest warrant for a Jacksonville police officer was issued
on November 10.
Michael E. Williams, 53, who resides in Clay
County, had been on voluntary leave without pay when he
was placed under arrest in Hillsborough County for two
counts of violating an injunction for protection against do-
mestic violence. Williams was last assigned to the tele-serve
office at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office before taking the
leave Oct. 5.
The officer had been spotted cruising in his vehicle
in the victim's neighborhood in late October. He became
belligerent at a court hearing that was to finalize the injuc-
tion, according to witnesses.
Since the beginning of his tenure with the Jack-
sonville Sheriff's Office, Williams has been the target of 22
citizen complaints and two in-house complaints. He has re-
ceived multiple counseling sessions according to records.
Williams was still on leave from the department on
Friday. The Sheriff's Office would not comment on the on-
He was being held without bail on one charge and
on $200,000 bail on the other, according to court records.
Georgia Officer Indicted for
According to Georgia investigators, a Blackshear
police officer has been suspended without pay after his in-
dictment on federal firearms charges.
Officer Jason R. Yarbrough, 33, as well as two pawn
shop owners and two store employees, were charged with
conspiracy, selling firearms to a prohibited person and mak-
ing a false statement about the sale of a firearm.
Yarbrough had worked part time at the pawn store
handling firearms sales and federally mandated paperwork.
During a sting operation, the officer knowingly sold four
guns to an informant posing as an ex-con.
Yarbrough could face up to 15 years in prison.
Georgia Judge Faces Jail Time For
A respected federal judge recently plead guilty to a host of drug-related crimes,
including the felony charge of aiding and abetting a felon's possession of cocaine. He
also plead guilty to two misdemeanors: possession of illegal drugs and illegally giv-
ing someone his government-issued laptop.
U.S. Senior Judge Jack T. Camp could likely face up to four years in federal
prison for his involvement with the stripper to whom he supplied the cocaine. It is
more likely, however, that he will receive a much shorter sentence.
The 67-year-old resigned from the bench as part of his plea deal with au-
The stripper he had been having a sexual relationship with had been secretly
working with police. According to police reports, Camp gave the stripper his -gov-
ernment-issued laptop, as well as joined her in getting high. He also paid her to
have sex with him.
This went on for months, until the day he gave the stripper money to buy
cocaine from an undercover officer. Ten minutes later, FBI swarmed the judge's car,
in which they found two guns.
Camp had been a Vietnam War veteran who had been appointed to his post
by Ronald Reagan in 1987. He presided over hundreds of cases during his years as
The now former judge is married with two adult children. He remains free
on a $50,000 bond.
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Jacksonville Resident Gets 15 Years for Two Ladies Killed
Attempted Child Sex
Ajury recently found a Jacksonville man guilty of using the Internet to lure
a 13-year-old minor into sex.
The 25-year-old local resident, David Marshall Deal, was sentenced to 15
years in federal prison as well as ordered into 10 years of supervised release at the
end of the prison term. U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan sentenced Deal on Tasan Jones, 20 Janet Mincey, 33
According to authorities, the man had been having conversations online in In a neighborhood where residents say gunfire was
*. In a neighborhood where residents say gunfire was
early autumn of 2008 with a person he thought to be a 13-year-old child. That child commonplace, two women died in a busy street fol-
commonplace, two women died in a busy street fol-
on the other end of the lewd chats turned out to be a detective.
lowing a shooting Monday around 6:00 p.m.
According to Lt. Larry Schmitt of the Jacksonville
Deal was arrested when he arranged to meet the child.
Sheriff's Office homicide unit, someone in the neigh-
borhood heard shooting about 5:20 p.m. and called 911.
Police said he brought along five condoms, two pairs of thong underwear "We hear gunfire here all the time," a man stated,
,We hear gunfire here all the time,' a man stated, as
and a digital camera to document the meeting. Deal was found guilty of child lur- h l d S
g ad cd ph c e l M he looked down Spring Grove Street toward police
ig and child pornography charges last May.
studying the slaying scene north of the two-lane road's
intersection with West 26th Street.
The women were found in the street and died before
W oman Shot During Carjacking W ill Live paramedics could transport them to the emergency
room of the nearest hospital.
Two cars were seen leaving the area after the shoot-
Police are investigating a shooting that occurred during a carjacking in a ing but it is unclear whether they had anything to do
Westside neighborhood. with the deaths, Lieutenant Schmitt said.
Lt. Claude E. Ayoub said police were called about 2:10 a.m. to a report of a The ladies were identified as Tashanda Jones, 20 and
shooting in the 5400 block ofAllamanda Drive. The victim, who was identified as Janet Mincey, 33, from Lake City, Florida. They were
an adult female, suffered serious injuries to her lower torso. cousins.
According to reports, the victim and her boyfriend had been walking to According to reports, the ladies were driving a red or
their car when the suspect approached them and attempted to commandeer their burgundy 2004 van with Florida tags #M107RN. The
vehicle. The lieutenant said that after the woman was shot, her boyfriend fled the van is still missing..
scene in fear. No reports have been released on whether or not the boyfriend had Unlike many business owners on the street, several
been contacted by police since the incident, neighbors said they heard nothing before they noticed
The victim was taken to Shands Jacksonville Hospital and treated for her the arrival of police that afternoon.
injuries. Authorities expect her to survive. The street is lined by industrial businesses on one
Lieutenant Ayoub said that he did not have many details of what happened side and modest houses and small apartments on the
that night, such as whether the couple live in the neighborhood or the suspect's other. The shooting scene is in an area known as Granc
motives. Police are still investigating. Currently, no names have been released. Park, a community that is quickly becoming notorious
Police have a person of interest in custody. Only the fact that the individual for gun violence.
is male was released to the public to protect the investigation. The lieutenant de- Help is sought. Please contact Crime Stoppers, 866-
clined to go into further details. 845-TIPS.