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. -.Celebrating 67-Year$ In The Tampa Bay Area .:.' --.., .. ,-ro cammer e ears n us SEE PAGE 3 VOL. 67 NO. 43 TUESDAY, JANUARY 17,2012 24 PAGES 75 -Four Young Men Find Success As R & B Artists SEE PAGE 11 Woman living In Fear After Anack At Gas Station SEE PAGE 3 Businessman Bv Dav, A / BvPassion SEE PAGE 9 FRANCES CHEEKS JENNINGS CELEBRATES 10th BIRTHDAY A celebration of life gala event in honor of Frances Cheeks Jennings was held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Egypt Temple Shrine. The adult-only event was sponsored by her children -Michael and Edwenia Prayon of Augusta, GA, Cedrick Jennings, and Walter and Charmain Jennings of Tampa. Family and friends joined Mrs. Jennings for the celebration. Cedrick and her cousin, Andrea Peppers, served as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies. Mrs. Jennings, seated, is shown with from left, son, Cedrick, her husband, Edward, daughter, Edwenia and son, Walter. (Photograph by Streets and Streets)


c; Features Nl-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------....... ,.... > a: <( ;::) z <( .., Cancer Survivor Writes First Book Chronicling His lite woman Shares Her Vision 01 Empowering Young Girls To Discover Their Talents c en w ;::) ..... BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Coming from a humble beginning, Bob Samuels is an example of one who lenged the odds and won. He began his battle as a child and fought to achieve his goals. Today, Samuels talks about the many challenges he has overcome during his life, including cancer. On January 26th, Samuels will host his first book signing at the Chester H Ferguson Law Cente_r, 1610 North Tampa Street, beginning at 5:3op.m. The book is appropriately titled, "Don't Tell Me I > Can't." The book chronicles Samuel's life as he broke a: down racial barriers as a LL Civil Rights activist and went on to become a sue<( cessful Black banker. He entered the field of c banking in 1969 when he ffi became the first Black hired ;::, by a major bank in New City. While in that a: position, he confronted and defeated prejudice. His W determination to be suecessful was realized in 1974, :I: when he became the first African Americans in the nation to become a Vice President of a major bank in z thatcity. i= He retired in 1992 as Vice President of Manufacturer ...J ;::) m Hanover's Corporate Banking and International ...J Sector (JPMorganChase). Samuels said realizing i=-z w en <( c a: 0 ...J LL. BOB SAMUELS ... First time author to host book signing that Black professionals in all industries needed to Sl,lpport each other, he helped to organize the Harlem YMCA Black Achievers Industry Program. Through the years, Samuels said he has triumphed over poverty, racism, bigotry, a career that con_sumed his life, the challenges of alcoholism, loneliness, depression, and finally cancer. After retiring and moving to Tampa, Samuels was diagnosed with prostate cancer. At the time of its discovery; the disease had advanced to a dangerous stage. Instead of giving up, he prepared himself for the fight of his life. Today, the cancer is in remission. As he battled the deadly disease, he soon discovered that-with the exception of skin cancer, prostate cancer is djagnosed the most, yet it To Be Printed FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th Deadline: WEDNESDAY,.FEBRUARY 1st P.M. NO EXCI=PTIONS! .. --.\. .... 0 f .. .. !!. -wasn't being talked about. Samuels changed that with the creation of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network, Inc. (FPCN), a one-day Men's Health Forum for African American men to promote physical examinations, education and the importance of early detection. Samuels has been the recipient of numerous awards and forms of recog nition, including having his likeness placed in the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. He was chosen as the 2002 Olympic torchbearer for the USA. His other accomplish-ments include founding Chairman of the National Prostate Cancer Coalition; member of the National Cancer Institute's Prostate Cancer Progress Review Group; former patient representative to the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; former board member of the Florida Prostate Cancer Task Force; and former ooard member .of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research P.anel. The teenage members of Beyond Unique.are: kneeling left to right: Arielle Howard, Tiana Gomez, Im.ani Cineas and Nakayah Santiago -Jones. Standing left to right: Alicia Beard, Zelia Burt (mentor), Shai De Sales, Jermeka Hamilton, Janelle J 'Nelle Richardson (co-founder), Axzyla Owens, Michaela Williams, Kaylah Johnson, Clarissa Thornton, Jada Honors, Jade .Honors, and Cecilia Gomez. Not shown in the photograph are Mrs. Francesca Richardson (founder) and He is the son of the late Hubert Samuels and Mrs. Lorraine BizzellBlue and is married to Mrs. Lillie Samuels. He is asking anyone planning to attend the book signing to RSVP with Mrs. Lillie Samuels at (813) 889-0522. Donna Barnes (mentor). BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Mrs. Francesca Richardson Began working as an educator in Trinidad. After moving to Tampa she continued her craft, but caine to realize that she wanted to broaden her horizons. After learning that her true passion was in mental health, she returned to school and obtained the necessary. license to work in that field. Today, Mrs. Richardson works as a Counselor with boys in the Department of Juvenile Justice. However, it was a that led her to work with. young girls. After talking with her children, son, Kevin, 31, and daughters, J'Nelle, 22, and 19-year-old Jamisse, the decided that the visiol) could not only become reali-The Florida Law States 111at You May Be Entitled To $10,000 For Loss Wages And Medical care ... Spinal Injuries Neck Pain Back Pain Hlp Pain Leg Pain Transportation Available Auto Repair Body Shop Medical Care Provided Specializing In: Car Accidents Pedestrian Incidents Motorcycle Truck Accidents Slip and Falls Bicycle Bus And More (PIP Insurance Needed) "Don't be victimized twice for an accident that wasn't your fault" Call Michelle B. Patty Local: 813-495-3702 Toll Free 1-866-352-4200 Available 24 Hours A /7 Days A Week M ichell e B I n c ty, but could become a family affair. "I got tired of hearing parents say the programs were too expensive. I wanted par ents to known that there were programs that were affordable, and with no strings attached." Mrs. Richardson held a meeting and invited girls between the ages of 5 and 16 to attend. She said 16 girls and their parents attended the meeting. The girls decided on the name "Beyond Unique" or "BU" for short. "Our purpose is to empower these young girls. I want to teach them self-respect, dig nity, self-esteem, about building strong character, and improving academics. But, we also want to help them to discover their skills, abilities, and talents and help them to develop them," she said. She further stated that she can accomplish her goal with the help of mentors such Ms. Donna Barnes and Ms. Zelia Burt. Daughter, J'Nelle, who is a student at the University of South Florida, is a vocalist, songwriter, and vocal coach, and her sister, Jamisse, is the photographer. Her son, Kevin, takes care of the computer work. Mrs. Richardson said the girls are and are in the process of working_ on their first project. However, the problem is they don' t liave a permanent place to meet and practice. "We want to prepare them to participate in community events, not competitions. We want the community to see that each of them have some type of talent." Mrs. is cur rently getting ready to make costumes for a spring fashion show : She is asking any one who wants to get involved to con tact her at (813) 7 35-8968, or J'Nelle at (81 3 ) 7 35-2256


features c! Drop Scammer Gets 2 Ye.ars In Federal Prison And Ordered To Pav. A 36-year-old Tampa woman was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for tax fraud. She entered a guilty plea in October. On Friday, U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore ordered Ms. Patricia Shaw to make mandatory restitution payments to the U. S. Treasury for $126, 002. According to the U.S. AtOffice for the Middle District of Florida, Ms. Shaw pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud. In her plea agreement, Ms. Shaw ad mitted that from at 2006 through April 2011, she agreed with at least two other co-conspirators, to ingly engaged in a scheme to defraud the government. She admitted to using identifying information of other individuals to prepare and electronically file dozens of false income tax returns. In some cases, the victims were unaware that their per sonal information was used. In other instances, the people willingly provided the infor mation for a fee. PATRICIA SHAW ... Sentenced to 2 Years in federal prison The refunds were most often deposited into a Bank of America bank account, controlled by her co-conspir ator. The proceeds were intended to be divided, court documents showed. Law enforcement has identified 24 fraudulent tax returns for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 created and filed by Ms. Shaw. The case was prosecuted as part of Operation Rainmaker that was investigated by members of a task force representing several federal and local law enforcement agencies. Anack At Gas Station leaves woman living In Fear BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter On November 11, 2011, Marsha Allen and a friend were on their wa y home when they stopped by a Shell Gas Station on Himes Avenue. She said she wanted to get a few things to take home, and was in line behind a young His panic male wearing a Black, Tupac tee-shirt. I told the young man I liked the shirt, and his re sponse was a group of loud racial slurs. I asked him what he was talking about, and that he must be on drugs. That's when he assaulted me. "I was hit in the temple with a closed fist. I left the items on the counter, ran out of the store, and he followed, shoving me so hard I fell and injured my elbow. Ms. Allen s a id she got up, ran back in the store and the young man followed grabbing her b y the hair, pulling her down backwards, and kicking her as she lay on the floor. "While all of this was going on, none of the customers in the store or the clerk did a thing. By time 9-1-1 was called and police arrived he was gone. Ms. Allen was trans ported to a local hospital by her friend where she was treated forher. injunes. According to police, the inthat. occurred outside was partially recorded on sur veillance tape, and the report said nothing about what was captured on film inside the store. A witness to the incident got the tag number of the sus pect's vehicle, but when police checked it out, it came back no good. Although police said they are still investigating the inci dent, Ms. Allen said she lives in fear of her life, because she thinks her attacker may find her again. "The detectives tell me they are looking for him, and I know they have a description from the video tape. IRS Struggles To -Fight Tax Fraud c c.. )> z c: )> ::D -< While law enforcement and identity theft victims are saying the IRS is not doing enough to stop thieves from obtaining fraudulent tax re funds a national taxpayer watchdog released a report Wednesday saying the na tion's tax collector may be about to go too far in flagging possible fraud. Tax refund fraud has e x ploded in the past year, par ticularly in the Tampa area, according to law enforcement and an annual report to Congress released last week by the National Tax payer Advocate, an independent organization within the IRS. The report paints a dire picture of an IRS that has seen its budget cut for two years while struggling with increased demands from Congress. D A y FESTIVAl Culebratlng Tampa Bay' s Heart ond Soul Signature Even1s are noted In gray. 1\) Law enforcement officials in the Tampa area say local thieves are taking hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government by stealing personal informa tion and using it to file tax returns to obtain fraudulent refunds. U. S. Attorney Robert g O'Neill and others are frus-1\) trated with what they per ceive as little or no screening Authorities say the local fraud knoWn in street parlance as-TurboT ax; after the popular electronic filing software has led to periodic reductions in crime as drug dealers and other criminals went indoors to steal with a computer. by the IRS to weed out fraudulent tax returns. But according to Wednes day's report by Taxpayer Ad vocate Nina E. Olson, the tax agency, "under tremendous pressure to protect Treasury revenue from improper refund claims," is "understandably deploying front-end verification procedures to prevent suspicious refunds from going out." The report specifically mentions the Tampa-based fraud. Some thieves are so brazen, according to the IRS, that if the fraudulent refunds are delayed or blocked, they contact the IRS and try to force the release of the refunds by making use of pro grams designed to assist legitimate taxpayers. "For the 2012 filing sea son, the IRS plans to implement a set of identity theft ., filters it developed by analyz-6 ing a popuhttion of tax re-::D funds that included 'verified' 6 false returns along with : known legitimate returns." m z January 1 0-Day Celebration Heritage Gala, F1ee 2-Day Street Festival and more Tuesday, 17,2012. Living History Exhibit Reception ("Crowns" by Michael Cunningham) U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Wednesday, January 18,2012 First Time Homeowners/Foreclosure Prevention Seminar Heritage Leadership Luncheon (Rev. Dr. Flake) -Thursday, January 19,2012 Genealogy Brown Bag USF Lecture Series (Dr. Lamont Hill) Friday, January 20, 2012 God's Choien: Heritage Gospel Event Sf. John cathedral, 34th Street FantaC Official Debut & Back In A Daze Saturday, January 21, 2012 Saul's Juke Joint-A Theatrical Musical Show Tears of Laughter Coin8dy Show For more Information regarding times and locatiOns for these events, please go to www.YISitTampaBay.com/TBBHF ',. m ....... THE TAMPA TRIBUNE .. ..... m r-m c: ..-m :::! z c: m c (J) ::I: m c m -t c: m (J) c > > z c ., c


E Editorials/Columns FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN engage in them. Toss in peer c a: u. c z 4( c en w ::;:) w > w Q w :::E: en ::::; m ::;:) D. z i= w .... .... ::;:) m (USPS 202-140) d th fl 2201 21st Avenue Tampa Florida 33605. (813) 248-1921 pressure an e In uence IS Published Every Tuesday and Friday By compounded. Teens tease FLORIDA SENTINEL BULLETIN PUBUSHING Co., Member of National Newspaper Publishers Assoc iati on (NNPA) Other teens WhO have llOt and Amalgamated Publishers Inc., New Vorl<. gt"ven up thet"r VI"ru1nt"ty. IC> 1990 -94 CP Timelnternational o POSTMASTER: Send Address Change To : Finally, teens are at home Encouraging Teenage Preunancv I with the opposite sex without Periodical Postage Paid At Tampa, FL any proper supervision. This C. Blythe And.-a 11l01-19n (1945) C. Blythe And.-a, Jr. 1930-2010 (19n) S. KAY ANDREWS, PUBUSHER C. BLYTHE ANDREWS Ill, PRESIDENT AWSON WELLS-CLEBERT, CFO GWEN HAYES, EDITOR IRIS HOLTON, CITY EDITOR HAROLD ADAMS, CIRCULATION MANAGER BETTY DAWKINS, ADVERTISING DIRECTOR TOYNETTA COBB, PRODUCTION MANAGER LAVORA EDWARDS, CLASSIFIED MANAGER Subscriptions-$44.00-6 Months Both Editions : $87 00-Per Year Both Editions Opinions expressed on editorial pages al this newspaper by Columnists a< Guest Writers do not necessarily reflect the ed H ortal stance of The Florida Sentinel BuAelln or the Publisher Then Came The Crackpots T hey knew it was coming. When Governor Rick Scott took out after FAMU's president as being responsible for the death of a drum-major sus-pected of being murdered by hazing, supporters and observers of FAMU knew the crazies and spotlight-cravers were preparing for a frontal assault. Well, they didn't have long to wait. Just the other day, one of the unlikeliest sources let loose a withering salvo. The lawyer for the former FAMU band director informed the media that his client might have been beaten -not because he was being initiated into the marching band, but becaUse he was gay. Say what? Now come on! As if the issue of eaveman era physical hazing weren't bad enough, now FAMU representatives may be forced to deal with an issue of subterranean gay-bashing? When it rains it pours. Jlut what came next could have been a candidate for the New Year's best reality-1V series. According to the former FAMU band director, Julian White, as stated by his attorney, "The efforts of Dr. White expended to root out and report hazing could not have predicted or pre-vented such deliberate barbarity." In other words, what happene4 to the hapless drum major was out of the director's hands. Indeed, the quagmire of the dead drum major gets murkier by the minute and promises that before the muck is dried, the reputation of one of the world's foremost uniyersities will have been dragged through the mud to such an extent it may never get clean. Meanwhile, the former band director tries to retrieve his job. And despite kooks and behind-closed-door racist backstabbing, the president of Florida A& M University tries to save a great institution oflearning. T he adult population has no business com plaining about the high rate of teenage preg nancy that exists today. We shouldn't complain because we encourage it. How do we encourage it? We do so by the things we expose our teenagers to and the things we allow them to do. We can start with that big elephant in the room called the television. All day long, children can watch sexually explicit scenes on the televi sion set. Don't think for one minute that" these scenes don't register with the teens. -In most homes, there is a computer. Teenagers have become experts in accessing whatever they want on the computer. In addition to computers at home, teens have computers on their tele phones: We call them cell phones. Most teens have one of these instruments. Between the computer at home and the cell phone computers, these teens have vouna Rlahts: the ability to access any in formation they want to. Many of them choose to watch sex channels. You betterbelieve that they discuss their viewing with other teens and encourage them to watch. Then there are the movies. Children are allowed to attend movies that are overly romantic and suggestive. They are suggestive enough to start teen viewers to start thinking. To make matter worse, sometimes parents attend these movies with their children. Don't mention the music teens listen to. This espe cially applies to rap music wherein rappers openly dis cuss various intimate acts. Many teens listen and are tempted to try these acts. The magazines and books many of our children are ex posed to do nothing to help the situation. These books speak to and depict intimate acts that mo tivate many teens to want to Revolutionary War -1950's ''1 do not believe that the Negro should has proven to be a very tempting situation. While teens need to be discouraged and educated away from pre marital relationships," they must also be taught the dan gers of unprotected intimate acts. They need to be made aware of diseases that can be caught or given out as well as the very real chance of preg nancy. Both boys and girls need to learn this valuable lesson. Today, we have too many babies having babies. Teen mothers and fathers don't know how to raise themselves and suddenly they find themselves charged with the responsibility of trying to raise a child. 9enerally, these babies end up as charity cases, high school dropouts, in jail or dead. Cruel as this may sound, these are the facts. Give teens a chance in life. Let's do all we can to keep them from teen pregnancy and the awesome task of raising a baby. Blacks could vote in only five states: Maine, Massachu setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. ut f.Y.J. cease voting. For, a man cannot learn the exer cise of self-government by ceasing to vote. any more than boy can learn to swim by keeping out of the water, but I do believe that in his voting he should more and of the tens of thousands of Black folks who were lynched, murdered or maimed because they tried to register to vote, or to cast their ballots during an elec tion. After the Civil War, Black people in the South voted in large numbers and elected many Blacks to state and fed erallegislatures. However, by 1902, there we re no Black elected legislators on the state or federal level because of disenfranchisement by SOuthern and Western states' enactment of poll taxes, liter .. acy tests, grandfather clauses, and other so-called legal qualifiers. i= z w en a: 0 .... u. zacherv Tims' Fla. Church Denies Ex-Wile's Claim To leadershiP New Destiny Christian Cen ter, the Florida megachurch founded by the late Zachery Tims, has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tims' ex-wife, who helped found the ministry 15 years ago. In a public statement re leased Friday, NDCC said it wishes the best for Riva Tims and her ministry, but that she has no legal grounds to make claim over the church. She had filed a lawsuit against NDCC challenging its appointment of Paula White as the new senior pastor. White, who currently leads Without Walls International Church in Tampa, was offi cially announced as the Apopka megachurch 's new leader just hours before Tims revealed her intention to fight for the ministry she and her o::t former husband founded over w a decade ago. 0 During the press conference, Tims compared that struggle for New Destiny's future to the biblical account in volving two mothers fighting over a single baby in King Solomon's court. Ms. Tims and her attorney insist that church by-laws make her the heiress apparent to New Destiny, a claim that church administrators deny. New Destiny insisted in its statement: "Pastor Riva willingly signed legal documents releasing all claims over New Destiny Christian Center and left our church to begin her own ministry, literally just a few miles away. n Zachery Tims was found dead in a New ... Y ork City hotel room on Aug. 12. He was 42. The cause of his death has not been made known to the public. Ms. Tims, who has four children with the late Pastor Tims, reportedly said New Destiny was their legacy, in heritance and heritage. more be influenced by those of intelligence and character who are his next-door neighbors ... the time will come when the South will en courage all of its citizens to vote. It will see that it pays better from every stand point, to hcive healthy, vigor ous life than to have that political stagnation, which always results when one half of the population has no share and no interest in the Government," said Booker T. Washington, 1901. However, even though these words were spoken one hundred and ten years ago, Booker T. Washington's words could very well be ap plied to voters in America today. Any able-bodied Black man or woman who is quali fied to vote, but refuses to do so, dishonors the memories Moreover, the Black folks whose jobs, homes and busi nesses were lost or fire bombed, or had entire communities destroyed because of their fight for the right to vote, suffered in vain. According to one source, "In the two decades following the end of Revolutionacy War, various criteria were es tablished for voting partici pation, and many previously franchised individuals lost their privileges Among those denied the vote were non-U. S. citizens, members of the military, paupers, and the mentally impaired, as well as Blacks." Between 1792 and 1838, nine Southern and Border States altered their constitu tions to exclude Black people. In fact, Blacks were denied the right to vote in every new state (except Maine) that joined the Union between 1800 and 1861. At the begin ning of the Civil War, free Migration of Blacks from the South to the Northern urban areas affected the par ticipation of Black people in the political process, which generated Black elected city, county, state, and federal of ficials. Among the Blacks elected to office were Oscar De Priest, Chicago alderman (1915), E. A. Johnson, New York State Assembly (1917), Arthur Mitchell (1934) and Adam Clayton Powell (1945) U. S. House of Representatives. Slowly, the number of Black elected officials began to climb during the 1930's to the 196o's: Indeed, history shows that when Blacks reg istered to vote and voted dur ing elections we brought about change. We will ex plore the impact of Black votes, 1960 to the present day, when we meet again. Until then, Harambee!


HOROSCOPES Today's Birthday-You have the energy, talent and perseverance to make it happen this year. Don't forget to take time off for yourself. Birthdays are a fine opportunity to let off steam, have a spa moment or hang out with friends. Balance for peace and health. -Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)-Improve efficiency by let ting your partner take the lead. Make payments, and relax in the peace after. Begin writing or recording. Reaffirm a commit ment. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)-Business can be intense today, in a good way. You're really hot. Find the solutiofr beyond the usual limits. There's always time for relaxation. Make it work. Pisces (Feb. 20) -You're more powerful when you work with others. Be open to pleasant surprises. Belief can sustain you .Try your best, and be happy. Aries (March 21-Apri119)-Find the beauty in everyday rituals. It's tight there. In a moment, you can catch it. Let your,. self be inspired today. That urgency can propel you to action. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -Stand up for what you be lieve ip. Put in. the extra effort, and make sure you have your facts straight. Others ar'e rlght behind you. They love the passion. Gemini (May 21-June 21) -Whatever you put your weight behind has a good chance today. Find a sweet deal. Limitations seem to evaporate. Finish upold business to m;:tke room for new. Cancer (June 22-July 22) -Your team is especially hot. Offer encouragement, and avoid hornets' nests. Stay synchro nized and bcllanced, and abundance is yours. Rest deeply. Leo (July 22) -Follow a strong leader. Be re spectfu1 and ready to move quickly. Provide motivation and di rection. The pressure increases, and your fortunes rise together. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -You've taken action on your brilliant idea, ap.d get farther than expected. You're gaining respect Let it in. Resist the urgeto flee. Keep up the momentum. Libra (Sept. 23-0ct. 22) -In

Greetin Happv Birthdav You are my adorable one. Happy birthday. Love, Spike. our Mil ita Men And Women u.. Tampa Resident Completes Basic Training c en w :::) 1-fi: w > w c w :::z::: en ::::i m :::) a. z j:: w ...J ...J :::) m ...J w z j:: z w en < c a: 0 ...J u.. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tiffany M Hurst recently completed requirements and graduated from basic military The ceremony was held at Laddand Air Force Base, in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an eight-week program that included training in mWtary discipline and studies, Air Force core values; physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits to ward an associate in applied science degree through the Com munity College of the Air Force. Airman Hurst is the daughter-in-law of Mary Gray, of Fort Madison, Iowa, and she graduated from Wharton High School in 2002 TINEL NTIN To Be Printed FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th Deadline: WEDNESDAY,.FEBRUARY 1st P.M. NO EXCI=PTIONS! .. ,. '" Celebration Vows Renewed Recently, a host of family members and friends witnessed the renewal of vows ceremony of Mr. and Mrs. David (Shelia) Gray. The event was held at the Woodmont Clubhouse. Deacyn and Sister Gray attend Great Commission Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. Ernest Boone. (Photo by Tommy Holten) From left to right are: Sieria Anderson, Shafay Anderson, Yolanda McNeil, Sister Shelia Gray, Deacon David Gray, Lawrence Gray, Willie Henderson and Dontaino Anderson. Local Mother, oaughterEmuowermeJit Conterenc e BY LEON B. CREWS F"lll. r-:-:-:---..1 Sentinel StaffWriter Clear Vue Entertainment and Agency and Positive Runaway (Global Catwalk to Stop The Spread) will be hosting a Mother and Daughter Empowerment confer ence on Saturday, March 24th at Ragan Park Commu nity Center, 1200 East Lake Avenue. The conference will be held from 9 a. m untils p. m The purpose of the con ference is to unite and edu cate participants in frank and open discussions regarding topic of HIV awareness and education, nutritional eti-Meeting PATRICIA MCCLENDON quette, self-esteem, financial education, and proper fash ion Speakers scheduled to at-tend the conference re Ar-nita McKinnie, Women of Encouragement; Linda Smart, LM Smart and Asso. ciates; Glenda Powell, D.I.V.A.S. United; Justina Mutale, Positive Runway Founder, stockholm, Swe den; and Zoe Bakoru Bakoko, Arlia-Uganda. In addition, local and in ternational models will be available to assist with the fashion trend segment of the conference. If you are interested in getting involved in the con ference, contact, Patricia McClendon at (813) 300-3563, or Linda Smart, P. 0. BOX310011. NAACP .To Hold Month IV General MembershiP Meeting Members .ofthe Hillsborough County Branch ofthe NAACP will hold their monthly General Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 1 9th at 7 p.m., at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church 2606 W.Grace Street. Rev. T. D. Leonard is the host pas tor. Anyone with any concerns is encouraged to attend the meeting. During the meeting, those in attendance will dis c uss community issues and concerns. For questions, contact the Branch Office at 813-234-8683, or visit the website at www.hillsboroughnaacp.org Dr. Carolyn H. Collins is the Branch President; Rev. Jay Jackson is the Religious Affairs Chairman; and Ms. Pat Spencer i s the Branch Secretary.


Former u.s. congressman, Woman Wants Drug Paraphernalia Rev. or. Flovd H. Flake Is Removed From Stores Kevnote Speaker At Heritage leadershiP luncheon Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake, former U.S. Congress man and pastor of the 20,000 member Greater Allen A.M. E. Cathedral, Jamaica NY, will present the keynote speech at the 12th Annual Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival Lead ership Luncheon Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Uni versity Area Community Cen ter Complex, 14013 N. 22nd Street Tampa, 11:15 a. m.-1 p. m. Tickets are $15 per person and $150 per table and can be purchased at www. tam pablackheritage.org or by call ing 1-888-224-1733 ext.3143. During Rev. Dr. Hake's 35-year pastorate, Allen has become one of the nation's foremost Christian churches and development corporations. With over twenty thousand members, the church and its subsidiary corporations oper ate with an annual budget of over $34 million dollars; and, own expansive commerand residential develop ments, various social service enterprises, and the five-hun dred-student Allen Christian School, founded in 1982, by Rev. Flake and his wife, the Reverend Elaine MeCollins Flake. Dr. Flake was elected to the United States Congress in 1986, and retired in 1997. Dr. Flake earn ed a Doctor State of Ministry Degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio, and holds a B A. from Wilberforce Univer sity, with additional studies at Payne Theological Seminary and Northeastern University School of Business. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Way of the Bootstrapper: Nine Action Steps for Achieving Your Dreams. He has received numerous ci tations and awards, and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. For more information, to register for FREE Festival tick ets, and for a complete list of Heritage Festival Events visit www.tampablackheritage.org or call 813-972-3409 Like us on Facebookcom/TBBHF and Follow us on Twitter.com/TBBHF. -' Bill on Human Tranickinu Passes 2nd Comminee TALLAHASSEE --Legis lation sponsored by Senator Arthenia Jo}'ner (DTampa) increasing protectiqn for vic tims of human trafficking unanimously passed the Sen ate Criminal Justice Commit tee on January 12. This is especially poignant in light of January being Human ficking Awareness Month. SB So creates tools for law enforcement to more effec tively identify victims of human trafficking at no cost to the state, especially in emerg ing professional areas such as massage therapy where the crime appears to be growing. Many of Florida's communities have a number of massage the rapy facilities that appear to be offering services beyond the standard fare, and are open for business until midnight and beyond. The bill will provide for more effective identification and verification of licensed massage therapists by requir ing these individuals to have in their possession a valid license issued by the Florida Depart ment of Health, as well as a government issued identifica tion. Senator Joyner said, "This change makes it clear that the State of Florida will protect any person at risk of becoming a victim of human bondage or being forced to en gage in illicit sexual activities. The legislation creates vitally important protections for these victims." Senator Joyner's bill next heads to the Senate Budget Committee for a hear ing. This photo was taken by Ms. Glover of a pre-teen standing in front of a display in a convenience store. BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel Staff Writer As. far as ADtionette Glover is concerned, conven ience stores, especially the ones in Mrican American communities, are supposed to sell grocery items. "The selling of products and alcohol has a practice that has been ac cepted by citizens, that will never change," said Ms. Glover. "But, these stores have gone too far. Now, they are stocking -drug paraphernalia, and that's not what we need in our community." Ms. Glover said no matter what convenience store you walk into these days in the inner city, you will find bongs, small pipes synthetic marijuana; rolling papers, and other items promoting drug use. "I'm not comfortable hav ing my grandson exposed to this, and I think all parents should be outraged," said Ms. Glover. "There has to be some kind of law that will make them take these items out of their stores. Those items belong in head or specialty stores, not where we shop for food. "It's bad that they them in every convenience ;!! store in every Black neighboro hood, and then take a step back and not accept responsi-_ bility for our children messing en with drugs. They must stop being allowed to promote :::! druglise." Z Ms. Glover has been tak-ing her campaign to different m areas of the city, firsther own ? Wimauma community, and ron Saturday, she was 'in -High-!!l land Pines. Z If there is anyone who "tJ c wants to join Ms. Glover and m sign a petition to stop our youth from being exposed to :I: drug paraphernalia, _c;UI (813) 802-2677. -m < m :a -< c m en c )> z c ., :a c


C\1' > a: c( z c( "") >=' people to learn a trade. W The Pelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Tampa Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter j s currently accept-. > ing applications for their 2012 Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012. W The requirements for eligibility are as follows: the African American female student must be enfa rolled in a public, charter, or private high school in Hillsborough County or Pasco, Sunlake, Wesley ::J: Chapel, Wiregrass or zephyrhills High School in Pasco County sa. The perspective recipient must maintain a grade poirit average of 3 or higher; and demonstrate ...J m her accomplishments in special talents, leadership, extra-curricular activities, or community service. She must also be a graduating senior who plans to attend an accredited college or university. D.. The appiicant must send a completed application; a typed essay; official high school transcript; two letters of recommendation; and school documentation listing total community serVice hours W completed. j The applicant, postmarked by March 1st should be forwarded to: 2012 Scholarship Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Tampa Metropolitan Alupmae <;hapter; P. 0. Box 31i653; Tampa, FL 33680-1653. w z i= z w en c( c a: 0 ...J u. 35-Year Teaching career Celebrated BY GWEN HAYES Sentinel Editor Ms. Theresa Baillou left the school s y stem of Hillsborough County in December 2010 but officiall y retired in December 2011. (Photos by Sylvester Harris) All of the family: sitting, Phan Boston, Audrey Dawson, honoree, Theresa Baillou holding her granddaughter, Jastyn, and Zelma Benton Williams. Standing, left to right: Atty. Barbara Twine Thomas, Debra Duggins, Dr. Kandyce Baillou, Karen Anderson, Tony Baillou and Minninia Nelson. Guests at the parcy included, Alicia Banks, Sharon Carter and Pol-lynesia McMillan. Check Out Our Newly Enhanced Website: www.flsentinel.com Now With On-line Advertising And Morel


Local c: Businessman BV Dav, universitv ot south Florida Joins Forces With > Cowbov BV Passion FirstLadv Michelle Obama BY TAMECA JOHNSON Freelance Writer Cary White has always been a man with a plan. The desire for security, led him to take the road more trav elled. The New York native and design engineer graduated. high school, moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida, transferred to the University of South Florida then earned a Master' s Degree from the University of Phoenix. His plan for financial se curity was well in place, or so it seemed; then came the year 2003 that put a dent in everything. That year the stock market took a dive and along with it, White's years of retirement savings. "I had stocks worth $43 a share that went down to $3 a share." White also lost his Executive level position with Avaya Lucent and AT&T. With little money and no job, he needed a plan B and it came in the form of a birthday party. "I went to a party on a farm that my son was invited to and the.host challenged me to a horse ride." The horse' s owner told White if he could suc cessfully ride the horse he could have it. "That horse was a bad boy. The lady who chal lenged me had gotten a cracked rib riding it." What the horse owner didn't know was that White was well trained in horses and riding, White's grand father used to "break" horses and taught White to ride at the age of six. "I climbed on and discovered my roots again," says Cary White can still be found in a business suit on occasions. White. The woman kept her promi'se and gave White the horse. Word of White's gift of horse taming spread throughout rural Hillsborough County. He was given a second horse, then a third and before long he had a total of six and a second career in the making. "People would come to me and say I need my horse bro ken. A parent would spend $30 to $so thousand on a horse and have no idea what to do with it. As a result, I'd be called to train horses for five-year-old kids." White is not confined to the country. He and his horses often venture into Hillsborough County com muni:ties. He's a regular at the monthly Picnic in the Park in Palm River and gives the kids the opportunity to Cary White on one of his stable of horses. ride and practice caring for horses. He's a hit with the adults, too. He says, "One mother told me, 'we live out in these equestrian neighborhoods these people don't want us looking at their. horses, much less touching them.' Comments like that make me feel real good." White is not the only cowboy in the family. His two sons, Cary, II and Trey also ride and train horses on a private ranch in Odessa. White hasn't totally given up the corporate world either : On occasion, he can be found in a suit and tie giv ing presentations on website development to Fortune soo companies. He's also a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma, Inc. (Photos courtesy of Ishmon Johnson) Organization To Present working Women's Forum 2012' The Business and Profes sional Women (BPW) will present a panel of distin guished women to address the question: "Why do state and federal elections matter to working women?" The event will take place Tuesday, February 28, be ginning at 6 p.m. at the Mar riott St. Petersburg Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd., St: Petersburg. Dr. Susan MacManus, a popular political consultant from the University of South Florida, will moderate the event, which includes three panelists: Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Su pervisor of Elections; Democrat Nina Hayden, former Pinellas County School Board member and current Attorney and Assistant Director of Academic Success & Bar Preparation Services at Stetson School of Law; and Republican Karen Williams Seel, Pinellas County Commissioner. The format of the program will include networking op portunities, a panel forum and discussion, and one-on one interaction with the pan elists. Attendance will be lim ited. For more information, contact Kristine Ketcham-Szerenyi at (727) 366 3439; or Kris tine@kristineketcham.com. To Combat PTSD And TBI: 1\) 0 ...... 1\) FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA First Lady Mention.S USF as Example of Universities Stepping Up to Provide Care for Veterans and Their Families As part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces initiative, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF), the Association of American Med ical Colleges (AAMC), and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) committea to creating a new gener ation of doctors, medical schools, and research facilities that will make sure our heroes receive the care worthy of their service. Recognizing veterans and their families' sacrifice and commitment, the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine pledged to mobi lize its uniquely integrated missions in education, research, and clinical care to train the nation's physicians to meet veterans and their families' unique health care needs, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). "We are honored to participate in the White House Joining Forces initiative to address the health care needs of military service members and veterans and their families," said Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine. "USF Health has created a veterans reintegration initia-z tive, including our medical school, partners in physical m therapy, nursing and other r disciplines and two VA has-pitals in Tampa Bay, to serve 1= the heroes who have served m our country for so long. "Our goal is to show these ""0 heroes that their country is c: there for them, no matter what they're going through." en "I'm Inspired to see our ffi nation's medical schools step c up to address this pressing m need for our veterans and .ii military families. By direct-ing some of our brightest minds, our most cutting-ffi edge research, and our finest en teaching institutions toward our military families, they're ensuring that those who have served our country re-C ceive the first-rate care that they have earned," said First Lady Michelle Obama. Prevention & Educati Extractions Crowns & Bridges Dentures Partials Root Canal Therapy Repair & Relines *Gold Crown (ReaQ Available *Patient Relaxation


,.... > a: < :::J z < ""') Top ladies Of Distinction Hosts Successful Conference c a: LL c z < c en w :::J 1-w > w c w :::c en ::::i Phyllis Lawrence, one of the new members. Tampa Bay/West Central Florida Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. hosted the annual TLOD Florida Cluster State Conference at the Embassy Suites Brandon. A major component of the conference was the induction 9f new-members. Of the 30 new inductees, 7 of the Ladies were local: Sarah Del Valle, Betty Reed, Victoria Rowe, Susan-Liverpool, Gloria Elliott, Melvia Green and Phyllis Lawrence. Over 95 ladies representing Dade, Brevard, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties were New inductees from Dade; Broward, Pinellas and Hillsborough_ Counties. in attendance. Ladies Lee Marsh, Sharon Beard and Carrie Howard from the National Office also the event. Lady Naomi Nesbitt of Gulfport served as the Florida Cluster Coordinator. Lady Maria JohnsonSingfield is the president of the local chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction. Top Ladies is a service orga-' nization geared to youth, adults, community beautification and community partner:ships. (Photos by Julia Jackson) Top Ladies seafed: Maria Singfield (Local President), Lee Marsh (Area IV Director), Sharon: Beard (National 2nd Vice President) and Carrje Howard (National Top T-eens Director). Middle row: Victoria Rowe, Susan Liverpool, Gloria Elliott, Phyllis Lawrence, Sarah Del Valle, Melvia Green, Betty-Reed, Ruby French, Christine Frazer, Delores Taylor and Jean Miller. Standing: Antonia Barber, Janette Spencer-Davis, Dawnette Frazer..:woods, Caroiyn Hill, Ora Chester, Lejoan Franklin, Lrivator Nelson, Rhuetelia Bradford, Bertha Kemp, Lorretta Cottman and Fontaine Marion. :::J Q. z tu Citv Moves TILMonthiV Water M eter Readings ...J ...J :::J m Several years ago, the City of Tampa Water Department z began reading residential i= water meters every other i1j month. Last week, City offien cials announced plans to < return to monthly meter C readings. Air cusa: can expect to have g monthly meter readings by LL October 2012. receive an insert in their City of Tampa Utilities bill explaining the change when they are started on monthly readings. The first conversion will occur this month, and those customers affected _are scheduled to be billed on January 20,2012. For more information, please call Brad Baird, Director -of the Water Qepartment, at (813) 274-8 _663 or email him at Brad.Baird@TampaGov.net. c ,.... Each month, two addition al meter-reading cycles will be converted, until all 21 billing cycles are modified to a monthly meter-reading schedule. Customers will EITC Up To $5,751 with 3+ qualifying children $5,112 with 2 qualifying children $3,094 with 1 qualifying child $464 with no qualifying children No Up Front Fees Tax Prep For Self-Employed Electronic Filing Service I Best Fees Gfoxx3699@aol.com ann. Walk Ins & Appointments Welcome Don't Get ht With The Drama! Kindred Hospital. St Pete Annual Children's Christmas Partv Last month, a roomful of smiling children enjoyed Santa's elves, food, fun, holiday decorations and Christmas carols. The children received gifts and "personal photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


c Entrepreneur To Use New Equipment To Remain Competitive BY IRIS B. HOLTON Sentinel City Editor Like most adults, Ms. Sharon Niblack entered the workforce at an early age. She worked as a recruiter and manager for several years. However, she came to re alize that she possessed the qualities needed to become \ an entrepreneur "I decided the time had come for me to work for she said. She opened her first busi ness in 1996 known as the Ybor Market as a vendor. "We rented a dirt lot and sold bar becue. We invited other ven dors to take part in it. I left in 2004, but it's still there." Several years ago, Ms. Niblack became the Man ager of the NAACP Empower ment Center, helping and encouraging others to be come entrepreneurs. While serving in that capacity, she opened the doors of AAA Mo.:. bil Notary & Fingerprinting Service than six years ago. She recently resigned from that position to nurture and continue to develop her own business. In this day of identity fraud, increased criminal activity and terrorism, I believe it will come a time when everyone will have to be fingerprinted,'' she said. In keeping with that mode of thinking, Ms. Niblack is in the process of purchasing new equipment to compete in her field. "The Florida passed a new law that went into effect August 1, 2010. The new law affects persons who work with vulnerable populations, such as the Hillsborough County School District, the Agency for health Care Administration, the Department of Children and Families, and the Department of Elder Affairs, and others changed critical aspects of the current background and ....... MS. SHARON NIBLACK ... Owner of AAA Mobile Notary & Fingerprinting Service screening process. "Employers cannot hire the applicants for certain positions until they are cleared by a complete background screen to include a finger print-based search of crimi nal records in Florida and nationally. Ms. Niblack said in order to obtain the back ground checks in a timely order, the applicants submit fingerprints using the elec tronic LiveScan process, known as Bio Metric. "The machine scans the person's fingerprints and send the images directly to FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement). I am one of a few African Americans in this business and I'm. one of the few w.Q.o are offering LiveScan as well as ink finger printing,'' she said A Tampa native, Ms. Niblack earned her degree in Applied Medical Anthropol ogy from the University of South Florida. "I study, learn, and read about my field all of the time. I hone in on my craft. You have to love what you do and in order to remain competi tive as an entrepreneur, you have to stay abreast of the lat est technology. Four Young Men Find Success As R&B Artists BY LEON B. CREWS Sentinel StaffWriter While growing up in St. Petersburg, Taz, S.L.M., Dorian, and P. T. (known as Fanta-C) tried to immo late the popular R&B groups they had heard their parents listening to, and they grew up listening "Groups like the Temptations, Jodeci, O'Jays and others were the ones who had the biggest influence on us, said Taz. "We wanted to be real singers and performers, and keep the tradition of the old school R&B groups alive." The quartet has been honored with a request to perform as part ofthe Black Heritage Celebration. These four young men first came to Tampa during a show promoted by Too Smooth, and opened for the successful R&B group, Silk. Entering their 15th year of singing together, Taz said they got their first break when they moved to Atlanta FANTA-C and landed a deal with Sony Records. "We thought we were ready for the big time but we found out we weren't mature enough to handle the suc cess. It turned out to be a real learning experience for all of us." Fanta-C has been on the road quite a bit, and now they are preparing to shoot a video in February. "We want everyone to come out and Join us for our album release party," said Taz. "Nd one will leave disap pointed. We have a live band behind us this time, and we want the world to know that R&B is not dead. }< c.. )> z c )> ., r 0 :!:! c )> C/) m z :::! z m r aJ c r r m :::! z aJ c C/) ::I: m c ...a. ...a. ..... ................. ....................... ........... y ... y ......... '9 .,. .. t ... ...


N Local ...... ,... Just Us Club Christmas Partv The members of Just Us Club held their Christm a s party last month and they had loads of fun (Photos by Frederick Harris) Debera DeVard, Sand.J:a Flowers, Maceo Chaney, Linda Gilchrist, Carolyn Williams and Pat Chaney at the Just Us Chi;istmas Party. Melissa, Chevela, Terreka, Doris and Cicely. Party guests included seated, Bettye King, Mary D. Lee, Margaret Brookins and Jean Tim, standing. Christmas party guests: Gloridine McNair, Ernestine Glenn, John Glenn and La Verne Latson. "The Voice Of Our Community. Speaking For Itself'' .:' r 1 (J h 1 r l 1\ CALL TODAY & PLACE YOUR AD 2207 E. 21st-Ave FL 33605 248-1921


Entertainment Tampa live At The Manilla Ms. Divet was at the Manilla to welcome the Raymond Suarez Thomas Addise Gudda Gudda At local Club Gudda ofYoung Money and several other artists f:ere at a local club for the New Year. Those in attendance njoyed the performances ofT Streets, GI, Young Dre and ike. They kept the crowd moving and grooving. The show's ost was DJ Sity Boi. (Photos by Frederick Harris) Gudda, Jethro (of 4 Way Entertainment), Yvonne (club +wner) and Gudda's brother, T-Streets. Local artist GI rocked the house. Young Dre from Ft. Lauderdale on stage. The "Coons" represented with a .full pack with Tae Bae Bae present. m en 0


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c: Sports Bank Foreclosin u On. 0.1.-Simpson's Florida House O.J. SIMPSON MIAMI -A bank is foreon the Florida home' Df O.J. Simpson, who is ;erving time in a Nevada prison for kidnapping, armed robbery and other charges. Miami-Dade Circuit Court r ecords Show thatJPMorgan Chase filed for foreclosure in s eptember. Simpson's attor neys have since filed a motion to dismiss the case. Simpson bought the fourbedroom, four-bath house south of downtown Miami in 2000 for $575,000. Its cur r .ent assessed value is $478,401. The 64-year-old former football star and actor is serv ing a nine-to-33-year prison sentence in a 2007 armed confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas casino hotel room. Simpson was acquitted in 1995 in the Los Angeles slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. Bucs To lnteniew Panthers' Chudzinski ROB CHUDZINSKI CHARLOTTE, N.C.-A per ;on familiar with the situa-.\ :ion says the Tampa Bay ; 3uccaneers have received )ermission to interview Panthers offensive :oordinator Rob ::!hudzinski for their vacant 1ead, coaching position. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition of anonymity because the process is supposed to remain confidential. Chudzinski, who helped turn around Carolina's slumping offense in just one season, interviewed for openings with the Jaguars and Rams this month, but didn't get either job. The Bucs fired coach Raheem Morris after fin ishing last in the NFC Sou!P. Under Chudzinski, the finished seventh in the league on offense while setting a new franchise record for total yards in a season. The Panthers scored 4 7 touchdowns Heat Unsure About Wade Statusaner Ankle Sprain DWYANEWADE MIAMI -Dwyane Wade s hurting. His team has lost hree in a row. And the ;chedule is not going to pro ride any breaks any time ;oon The season's first official rough patch has arrived for the Miami Heat. Some Heat players hit the practice court on Sunday, Wade not among them. He was in the building, getting treatment on the right ankle he sprained in Friday's loss to Denver-one of three lower body injuries he's dealing with of late, including a sore left foot and strained calf. There was no formal word on whether Wade would play Tuesday against San Antonio, but it's seems the Heat are preparing to be without the 2006 NBA finals MVP. NFl2012 Plavon Schedule I Sunday, Jan. 22 Ravens vs. Patriots -3:00 PM CBS Giants vs. 49ers -6:30-PM FOX Muhammad Ali .Gets 70th Binhdav Bash Muhammad Alj., right, eel" ebrates his 70th birthday n,ext to his longtime trainer,. Angelo Dundee, in his hometown of Louisville, Ky. LOUISVILLE, Ky.-At 70, Muhammad Ali is "still the to friends and admirers worldwide. The boxing champ basked in chants of "Ali! Ali!" as hundreds of supporters cheered him on Saturday night with a hearty rendition of "Happy Birthday" during his 70th birthday celebration in his Kentucky hometown. Never mind that Ali actual ly turns 70 on Tuesday: The private party was the first of five planned in the next few months. As party-goers mingled in a lobby of the Muhammad Ali Center before the festivities, Ali walked slowly to a sec ond-floor balcony overlook ing them The crowd immediately began to clap, then broke into effusive chants and singing. Ravtewis Postpones Retirement Talk In recent .......... --.-..... weeks, there had been talk that Ray Lewis was perhaps nearing the end of the line. After all the' RAY Ravens did LEWIS something they had usually not done in the past going4-0 during a stretch where Lewis was injured. But after playing well in Sunday's victory over Houston in the AFC Div1sion Playoffs on Sunday, Lewis isn't having any retirement talk with the AFC Championship and the New England Patriots looming on the horizon. "Let me sum it up for all players: this is a one-time thing," Lewis said in an inter view aired on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" on Sunday. "We don t get youth back, so there isn't any com ing back to this for me If we go win the Super Bowl this year, what am I supposed to look at my team and say? Individually, 'I have two I'm done.' Or do I look at my fel las and say, 'Let's scrap it up one more time, let's see if we can make this run one more time .' That's all what the legacy is about: togetherness and to hoist that Lombardi with my boys. There is nothing I wouldn't give up for that. BEAurY UNUMII ED TANAIRI Let's all welcome Tanairi back as our Beauty Unlimited feature. 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Entertainment N Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer And fi: 'The Help' Take Home Critic's Choice <( ::J z <( ""') c en w ::J .... LOS ANGELES --"The Help," the adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel about Black maids speaking out about their white employers during the civil-rights movement, followed behind "The Artist" with three wins in the Critic's Choice 's acting categories: Viola Davis as best actress, Octavia Spencer as best supporting actress and the film's cast as best acting ensemble "I absolutely knew I wanted to be an actor be cause I wanted to be somebody, an emotional Davis said accepting her award. "I wanted. to dream big and make a mark somehow. That's something absolutely that Aiblleen was not af forded. I considered it my Viola Davis attends the 1Jth Annual critics' Choice Movie Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium on January 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. honor to pay homage to these women at this time period who were not allowed to dream and. not allowed to find their purpose." c a: LL c z <( Brad Pin, Angelina Jolie Meet With President Obama >-WASHINGTON; D. C. --President Barack Obama en might be powerful and wellknown, but the White House .,_ got some real star power ft Wednesday: Brad Pitt and W Angelina Jolie stopped by iii for a chat with the chief execC w ::I: en ::::i m ::J a. utive. The uber:..famous Hollywood pair were spotted in the Oval Office by photogra phers waiting outside for the president to take off for a trip to Chicago. 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Adding insult to injury, as West's fans know, but ap-KANYEWEST parently Abromovitch did not, DONDA isn't just the name of Kanye's clothing company--it's also the name of Kanye's deceased mother. / Blue IVV Carter Becomes Youngest Ever On Billboard NEW YORK--She's not even a week old, but Blue Ivy Carter is already mak ing music history. Billboard says that thanks to her dad, Jay-Z, featuring her on his new song "Glory," Blue becomes the youngest person to ever appear on its chart. Jay-Z released the song about his first-born child with wife, Beyonce on Mon day, and it immediately be carne a viral sensation. The song, which credits B.I.C., features the sound of Blue's cries at the end. Will To Host Kids' Choice Awards WILL SMITH NEW YORK Will Smith will host Nick elodeon's 25th-annual Kids' Choice Awards. Nickelodeon announced Wednesday that 10-tirne winner Smithwill host the March 31 ceremony from the Galen in Los Angeles. The show will air live on Nickelodeon. Smith calls the awards "the year's liveliest, slimiest and most outrageous party for kids and teens." The actor recently finished filming ''Men in Black III." Nene Premieres As Coach On 'Glee NENELEAKES Footage c;>fNeNe Leakes as coach Roz Washington on Glee is now available. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will be playing the role of the new swim coach on the upcoming season. There has been some con troversy about the dialogue Leakes has been given on the show. Lines like "I have seen lips like that on a white child" and "forty acres and a pool" have been deemed racially offensive by some. Rihannas BanleshiP Role Inspired Bv A Real-lite OHicer RIHANNA R&B star Rihanna, who will be seen playing a female sailor in her debut film Bat tleship, says her character took inspiration from a real life Navy officer. The Umbrella hitmaker said she completely relied on technical adviser Jacqueline Carrizosa to help her with the role. "My character, her name is Raikes. She's a weapons officer, she's not afraid of anything. She loves weapons, she knows them -not only her weapons, but every other weapon on the ship." "We had this navy officer on set. Her name is Jackie, she's also in the Navy. I was playing what she really does in real life. She was all tatted (tattooed) up and I just looked at her and I was like, 'You are Raikes," she said. Carrizosa taught the 23year-old singer military phrases; how to handle weapons, and even the cor rect way to salute superiors. The leuacv 01 The Tuskegee Airmen lives. On While two Southern Cali fornia members of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the first an African-American aerial unit in World War II, have passed on, their legacy and their memory lives on. Anticipation is building for George Lucas' movie "Red Tails" about The Tuskegee Airmen, Black pilots in the segregated militaryin World War Two. Evelyn Johnson doesn't need a movie to appreciate those pioneers. Her husband, Raymond was a Tuskegee Airman, drafted out of ROTC at Howard University. "He liked flying, but he could not fly here. As a matter of fact, the Tuskegee Airmen when they came back home, couldn't get jobs flying They couldn't even fly freight," according-to Johnson. Raymond Johnson became a lawyer after the war, fought for Civil Rights in LA and raised a family with Evelyn. Attention was paid in 2007 when then President George W. Bush presented The Congressional Gold Medal to surviving Tuskegee Airmen. Raymond and Evelyn Johnson were there. Evelyn Johnson now prepares for her husband's memorial service on Thursday. Raymond Johnson died December 31st at the age 89, three weeks shy of the debut of "Red Tails". "I think it's wonderful '' f Johnson says. "These are stor. ies that should be known, ancl they should be heard. They're inspirational to young people. Particularly young, Black people."


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A com plaint pertaining to the safety of the child was reported in Au. gust. Ms. Bedwell is alleged to have refused to sign a safety plan for her son. Records show that. Ms. Bedwell's boyfriend is Emanuel Murray, the father of her deceased child. She once reported to DCF that he had abused her. Murray was serving time in prison on gun charges when his son was killed, records show. National Octavia Spencer Wins Best Supponing Actress BEVERLY HILLS, Califor nia (AP) Michelle Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer won acting honors at a Golden Globes show Sunday that was spreading Holly wood's love around among a broad range of films and TV shows. Williams won for actress in a musical or comedy as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn," 52 years after Monroe's win for the same prize at the Globes The supporting-acting Globes went to Plummer as an elderly widower who comes out as gay in the father-son drama "Beginners" and Spencer as a brassy house keeper joining other Black maids to share stories about life with their white employers 'in tl\e 1960s Deep South tale "The Help." "With regard to domestics in this country, now and th e n I think Dr. King said it be st: 'All labor that uplifts humanity has d ig nity and importance And I thank you for recognizing that with our film, Spencer said. ARIMUS ANTWAIN MARSHALL DIXON A 32-year-old man died early Sunday on Interstate 75, just south of Fowler Avenue. The front of his vehicle report edly struck a disabled Volkswa gen, causing the Jeep to flip. He was hit an oncoming vehi cle after an earlier accident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, around 4:15 a.m., Arimus Antwain Marshall Dixon was driving Jeep to flip on impact. The Jeep came to rest in the center of the highway. Dixon reportedly got out of the Jeep and was standing beside it when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Ms. Chrissy Rodriguez. Police said Ms. Rodriguez swerved to avoid the accident, but struck both Dixon and the Jeep. He died at the scene. Ms. Rodriguez, 34, re ceived minor injuries. Alvin Travis, 29, a passenger in her vehicle, nor Robert Norman, 21, the driver of the dis abled Volkswagen, were not injured. Cousin Of Accused Cop Killer Gets 5 Years On Gun (:harue "TT r-0 :::rJ On Friday, Ms. Alaina Riggins, the cousin of Dontae Morris, was sentenced to five years in federal prison. She was arrested in January 2011 after a traffic stop and charged with being a felon in posses sion of a firearm, ammunition, crack cocaine, and marijuana after it was found in her vehi cle. Ms. Riggins and Dwayne Calla:way, Morris' brother, were both arrested on July 2, 2010, after Morris sur rendered to police. They were both charged with possession of drugs and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. In addition to serving the five years, Ms. Riggins was ordered to serve 3 years of su pervision after her release, for-. ALAINA RIGGINS ... Sentenced to 5 years in federal prison c )> (/) m z :::! z m r-m c: r r-z c: m feit her gun, and undergo drug r-testing while on supervision. en Morris is accused of ffi killing Tampa Police Officer C Jeffrey Kocab and Officer m David Curtis, after a traffic Jii stop on June 29, 2010. He is also charged with the murders -4 of three other men. C: m (/) c )> "TT President Obama Honors MlK, Jr. At D.C. Church President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia (partially seen at left) and Sasha attend church services at Zion Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., The Obama family cele brated Rev. 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