Baton Rouge Weekly Press Week of Feb 3, 2011
Carter G. Woodson is featured on this week's cover along with Lynn Whitfield
baton rouge, louisiana THURSDAY, FEBURARY 3, 2011 a people's publication Vol. 35 � No. 40 carter G. woodSoN the father of Black History Today, the month of February is dedicated to the teaching of black history. Advocates say it takes a month because there is so much history to tell. But that was not always the case. Through the early decades of the 20th Century, teaching about the African-American experience focused on the issue of slavery. In that telling of history, black Americans were victims, and there were few lessons about black contributions to American history, culture and society. Carter Godwin Woodson sought to change that, making it his cause to teach the broad spectrum of African-American history to all Americans, black and white alike. To call attention to the issue, he established Negro History Week in 1926; today, that weeklong focus on African-American contributions to America has expanded and evolved into Black History Month. And Carter G. Woodson is acknowledged as the Father of Black History. Woodson himself was the son of former slaves. He was born in rural Virginia in 1875, where he spent most of his time working on his family's small farm. Growing up, he was able to attend school only four months a year. Yet the fact that he could read and write distinguished Woodson from son enrolled in Berea College where he earned a bachelor's degree. He then attended the University of Chicago, were he was awarded a second undergraduate degree and a master's degree. In 1912, he became the second African-American ever to earn a Ph. D. at Harvard University. Meanwhile, Woodson supported himself as a school teacher and principal. For a time, he taught in the Philippines, and then he studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. After moving to Washington, D.C. to research his dissertation at the Library of Congress he taught in the city's segregated public school system. In addition to his studies and teaching, Woodson had become an author. In 1915, he published his first book, "The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861." That same year, he participated in the Exposition of Negro Progress, which marked the 50th anniversary of emancipation. Before the year was out, Woodson had founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History -today, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Woodson explained the mission of the association, which would become his life's See woodson, on page 2 Byron Weathersby, the founder and CEO of Beautiful Black magazine pictured with his wife and children. Weathersby died unexpectedly last weeked. Beautiful Black Magazine founder, ceo dies The community is mourning the loss of a man whose mission was to empower the Black community. Byron Weathersby, the founder and CEO of Beautiful Black magazine, died suddenly this weekend. The bi-monthly magazine featured news about family, health, education, and others issues affecting African Americans. Weathersby was a native of New Orleans who came Baton Rouge after Katrina destroyed his home. He was a member of Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge. His funeral will be held at the Household of Faith Family Worship Church in New Orleans on Saturday. He was a married father of two children. Carter Godwin Woodson many of the people he met while growing up in rural America, and encouraged his lifelong passion for education. Although he had an appetite for learning and a special interest in the history of African- Americans, it was not until he was 20 that Woodson was able to begin a program of formal schooling. Once he began, he did not stop. After completing high school in just two years, Wood- LSu program celebrates Memory of astronaut ronald McNair on 25th anniversary of challenger explosion Ronald McNair Program offers underrepresented populations increased chance of earning Ph.D. BATON ROUGE � Jan. 28 marks the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion, one of the most devastating events in the United States' history. Ronald E. McNair, one of seven crew members who perished in the tragedy, was only the country's second African American astronaut. But McNair's death in the Challenger mission did not define his life. Rather, his love for education and pursuit of excellence are what he left behind. Despite racial tensions during the 1950s and 1960s, McNair was able to excel academically, and received a bachelor's degree in physics from North Carolina State University, graduating magna cum laude. At 26, he received his doctorate in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His academic and professional achievements were stellar: a Presidential Scholar, Safety officials say for the Louisiana Black History Hall of fame host Super Bowl: fans don't it's 20th anniversary Benefit Gala featuring the Let fans drive drunk "torches of Life award" induction ceremony BATON ROUGE � Football fans across Louisiana and the nation are excited about the Feb. 6 Super Bowl XLV match up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers. However, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is warning fans who are celebrating with alcohol to use good judgment and not drink and drive. Super Bowl Sunday has become one of America's most popular and entertaining sporting events. Even though the New Orleans Saints did not make it to Super Bowl XLV, many Louisiana sports fans will still watch the game at parties, bars or other establishments where alcohol is served. "During Super Bowl celebrations, everyone can play a role in safety by either remaining sober or arranging for a designated driver," said Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. "Watching the big game on Sunday is a great American tradition. We See safety, on page 3 BATON ROUGE, LA - In honor of Black History month, The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame will celebrate 20 years of preserving and honoring successful African American History and its inductees. The Inductee Honor Roll include national and state achievers such as Johnny Cochran, Joseph Delpit, Doug Williams, Eddie Robinson Sr., Rupert Richardson, Clementine Hunter, Madam C. J. Walker, to name a few; and at the Anniversary Celebration--greatness continues as Baton Rouge native Ms. Lynn Whitfield is inducted into The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame in the category of Art-Music-Entertainment. Ms. Whitfield has a successful career in the entertainment industry and her works were so honored that she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance See awards, on page 2 Lynn Whitfield Ronald McNair Ford Foundation Fellow and Omega Psi Phi Scholar of the Year. He also was named Distinguished National Scientist by the National Society of Black Professional Engineers. He developed an expertise in laser physics while working at the Hughes Research Laboratory in Malibu, Calif. In 1978, NASA See explosion, on page 2 tHe BatoN rouGe BuS Boycott of 1953 LocaL & State NewS BuSiNeSS NewS HeaLtH NewS reLiGioN NewS Heritage was founded and directed by Clarence Jones will host its annual "Festival of Negro Spirituals" on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church...See Page 6 INDEX cLiNtoN Mardi GraS parade The Baton Rouge bus boycott started the direct action phase of the modern civil rights movement. It occurred in 1953, before the more famous Montgomery bus boycott from 1955-56. In 1953, Baton Rouge, Louisiana was under the Jim Crow system of segregation of the races...See Page 3 On February 19th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. the town Clinton will be hosting its 6th Annual Mardi Gras parade. The parade in conjunction with the monthly Community Market and the theme this year is "Stars."...See Page 2 A workshop has been scheduled to prepare small businesses for competing for state and local contracting opportunities. Local resource agencies will provide information on upcoming opportunities, qualifications. ..See Page 5 equippiNG SMaLL BuSiNeSSeS capitaL area `GoeS red' The American Heart Association invites the public across the state to wear red on Friday, February 4th to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women. ..See Page 7 Local & State ...........................2 Commentary............................4 Business...................................5 Classified .................................5 Religion ...................................6 Health ......................................7 Black History............................8 cLaSSified a service, looking Buying or selling for a good job or a good used car? Check out the classifeds . THEWEEKLYPRESS.COM Celebrating 35 Years Of Service To The Baton Rouge Community 225.775.2002 Page 2 � The Weekly Press � Thursday, Feburary 3, 2011 LocaL&State LSu Museum of art to open "Beyond Black," celebrating the works of a trio of african-american abstract artists The Works will be Recognized from Jan. 30 Through May 8 "Modern artists � abstract expressionists, geometric abstractionists, minimalists � have been studied by numerous scholars and art institutions, but the contributions of African-American abstract artists have been widely overlooked, specifically those from, or working in, Southern states," said Natalie Mault, curator at the LSU Museum of Art. "Clark, Martin and Scott were among the first African-American artists to test the language of abstract art. They represent a core group of artists from the immediate area that explored unique visual languages to express their artistic freedom." The works of Clark, Martin and Scott are uniquely linked to one another through their innovative artistic approaches and their unquenchable desire to create as a definition of self-identity. They dedicated themselves to experimentation of structure, style and materials. From Clark's gestural brush-stroke paintings, to Martin's vivid biomorphic mixedmedia canvases, to the vibrantly colored three-dimensional work of Scott, "Beyond Black" highlights a selection of works by artists who worked in the tradition of free-form abstraction since its modernization in the 1940s and 1950s. "One of the greatest joys of museum work is to rediscover or redefine the works of artists who deserve greater renown and whose gifts promise to captivate new audiences," stated Tom Livesay, director of the LSU Museum of Art. "It is our hope that this exhibition will deepen existing appreciation of these three artists among those already conversant with them and become a revelation for those who are less familiar." The LSU Museum of Art is proud to partner with the New Orleans African-American Museum in Trem� on programming, events and as a venue with additional paintings by Martin, and with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities in New Orleans, a venue with additional works on display by Scott. "Beyond Black" is sponsored by AT& T Louisiana and Charles E. Schwing. It is impossible to encompass the revolutionary movement of American abstraction without the works of Clark, Martin and Scott. Come view artworks that are characterized by high-energy color and a bold physicality that refused to be overlooked. For more information visit the LSU Museum of Art's website at www.lsumoa.com. Programs & Events LSU English Department Writing Workshop Saturday, Feb. 12 � Noon - 2 p.m., Turner Gallery LSU Readers & Writers will host two, one and a half hour writing workshops facilitated by critically acclaimed author Robert Antoni and poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and short story writer M. NourbeSe Philip. Learn Antoni's recipe for reading "Finnegan's Wake," cover to cover, in an hour! James Joyce's comic masterpiece � in some ways modernism's great last gasp � may be the most talked about and under-read � or even unread � texts in our literary cannon. In the space of a single class session, however, Caribbean novelist Antoni will provide a road map allowing almost anybody to negotiate this ostensibly unreadable book "almost effortlessly." In fact, participants will read the book aloud, "cover to cover," in the time period of the class. And, there will be time afterward for a generative discussion of how to use the vernacular and local dialects in fresh inventive ways. That which connects yet separates; that which is both conduit and barrier: such has been the role of water for Africans forcibly removed from their indigenous cultures and transplanted to a new yet old world during the transatlantic slave trade. Water is that which is feared, yet that which must be traversed to reconnect. Often when thinking of water and, more particularly, that body of water that comprises the Atlantic, we think of the activities on either or both sides � the brackets around the parenthesis that is the submerged memory of bone in water. "Zong!" is located within this parenthesis while simultaneously, through the finding of memory in water, also manifesting it. Although parenthetical, this memory, that is only to be found in water � in the Atlantic � challenges all that bracket it, including the silence of history and the history of loss, to become, eventually, central. Within this context of parenthetical memory poet, Philip will explore the connections, both personal and objective, between law and poetry and how these led to the "writing" of "Zong!"; the challenges of writing the antiBATON ROUGE - The LSU Museum of Art, located in the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, will open "Beyond Black: Ed Clark, Eugene Martin and John T. Scott" on Sunday, Jan. 30. With more than 50 works on display, this exceptional exhibition showcases never-before-seen paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and collages from private and public collections across the nation. "Beyond Black" is the LSU Museum of Art's first exhibit recognizing the contributions of Louisiana's African-American artists who rose to the challenge of abstract art. Though overlooked in their time, the perseverance of Clark, Martin and Scott and their varied output has made a vibrant mark on American art history. narrative � how to not tell that which must be told; the longing for meaning and the need to resist; the freedom that is to be found in limitations and formal constraints; and, finally, the role of the reader as co-creator. Participants are encouraged to bring documents of their own � historical, legal or otherwise � from which they can create their own poems. This program is funded through a grant from the Southern Arts Federation and the NEA. "Beyond Black" in Context Gallery Talk Sunday, Feb. 13 Free admission for LSU MOA members, all others free with museum admission, Fifth Floor Is there such a thing as a "black art" tradition? What qualities do artworks from this tradition share? And how were John T. Scott, Ed Clark and Eugene Martin � the artists in "Beyond Black" � influenced by that tradition while ultimately creating works that set them apart? Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, assistant professor of art history in the Department of Art and curator of Art Collections at Xavier University of Louisiana, provides her insights into these intriguing questions and inspirational artists. "Beyond Black": A Panel Discussion Sunday, March 27 � 2 p.m. Free admission for LSU MOA members, all others free with museum admission, Fifth Floor Arts professionals from a variety of disciplines will discuss their thoughts on working within and "beyond" the African-American tradition in each of those disciplines. Have these disciplines developed, retained and/or moved beyond a black tradition? How would they describe that tradition: helpful, empowering, stifling? How does living and working in the South impact on those traditions? Derek Gordon, CEO for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, will mediate. Panelists will include musician John Gray, visual artist Clifton Webb, performance poet Chancelier "xero" Skidmore and the Director of New Venture Theater Greg Williams Jr. Please contact Melissa Foley the LSU Media Relations at 225-578-3869 or by e-mail to this address email@example.com. West Virgina State College. Again, he broadened the curriculum and was credited with attracting more students to the school. He eventually left the academic world when support from the Carnegie Foundation and other philantropists enabled him to take a full-time staff position at the ASLFA and to begin hiring staff researchers. He soon published two more books. "The Negro in Our History" was a standard text used in high school and college classrooms for a quarter of a century. By the mid-1920s, however, foundation support for Woodson's work diminished and eventually was withdrawn. Many commentators have seen that as the result of the segregationist underpinnings of American society and, in fact, Woodson was investigated by the FBI. Woodson turned successfuly to the black community for funding to make up for the loss of foundation grants. The work of the association continues to this day. Although his academic credentials and scholarship and his leadership role could have secured his reputation, it was his declaration of Negro History Week in 1926 that led to his popular recognition as the Father of Black History. This achievement, which has become a national tradition observed annually as Black History Month, has made Woodson the "Father of Black History."odson died in 1950. His Washington home is being preserved as a National Historic Site by the National Park Service. Sports Corner JSu, tSu pulling away By Thomas a. Reese Contributing writer for The Weekly Press BATON ROUGE - The 2010-2011 SWAC conference schedule began without a .500 team. Optimism was alive and well, but there was a clue that the Tiger's from Texas Southern and Jackson State seemed destined for a SWAC championship run. The two schools were the only SWAC schools to defeat a Division 1 opponent before the conference schedule began. So far this season neither Tiger squad has been slowed down by conference competition with the exception of the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State. Both teams are tied for first place at 7-1 in conference, with Texas Southern holding the victory between the two of them. Texas Southern defeated Alabama A&M University to push their overall record to 9-10. Jackson State broke the .500 mark due to the SWAC season with an overall record of 11-9. Jackson State defeated Mississippi Valley State 85-73 to remain atop conference standings. Southern University fell to 8th in conference standing courtesy of two road losses to Alabama A&M and Alcorn State. Julius Ingram scored a team high 21 points in the losing effort to the Braves of Alcorn State. Quinton Dogget chipped in 11 points with help from Blake Sanford. Prior to defeating the Jaguars, Alcorn had just one lone victory on the season defeating the struggling Grambling State Tigers. The loss puts the Jags behind Alabama State whom the Jags defeated for their last victory. SWAC Standings 1. Jackson State - (7-1) (11-9) 2. Texas Southern- (7-1) (9-10) 3. Mississippi Valley State- (6-2) (7-14) 4. Alabama A&M- (5-3) (8-9) 5. Arkansas-Pine Bluff- (4-4) (4-16) 6. Prairie View- (3-5) (6-15) 7. Alabama State- (3-5) (6-15) 8. Southern- (3-6) (4-17) 9. Alcorn State- (2-7) (2-17) 10. Grambling State- (1-7) (3-17) READER INFORMATION How to Reach Us AWArds from page 1 as Josephine Baker in the television movie "The Josephine Baker Story." These awards symbolize the greatness of Ms. Whitfield's talents and abilities as an actress and her personal causes to advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness which has helped to save lives throughout the communities across the nation as one of its former national spokespersons and now she is a recipient of The Torches of Life Award. ". This award symbolizes the successful passing on of knowledge, education, opportunity and desire to instill faith and determination. The contributions and achievements of the Inductee's "Torch" forever burns in history to educate and inspire achievement. The Inductee's Letter of Achievement will be showcased in The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame Museum. "The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate and inspire achievement. We purchased The Lincoln Theater because it is a historical monument of entertainment, civil rights and community heritage. It is one of our greatest accomplishments of these 20 years because now we have a home. We have supporters of the past and present that are dedicated to making these projects a success. Yes! We are blessed. These 20 Years deserve a great celebration and there are many to thank" said Brenda Perry, Founder of The Louisiana Black History Hall of Fame. Mike McClanahan, Chairman of the Board of Directors stated "We invite the community to come, support and celebrate with us. Meet Ms. Lynn Whitfield, who is also a Lincoln Theater Patron, listen to the sounds of live R & B, Jazz and be entertained as we celebrate 20 years of successful African American History! And as we celebrate our progress!" The event will take place at The Southern University Royal Cotillion Ballroom on the campus of Southern University - Baton Rouge, Saturday � February 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The Attire is Semi-Formal and you are welcome to wear the anniversary colors of black and white. For contact and ticket information, please call Ms. Monica Butler at (225) 924-9431 or Ms. Evelyn Dumas-Augustus at (225) 936-0921. General Information . . . . . . . . . . .225-775-2002 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .225-775-4216 Email Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .theweeklypress@yahoo .com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thewpres@bellsouth .net The office is open 8:00 a .m . to 4:00 p .m . Monday - Friday and located at 1283 Rosenwald Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana . Correction Policy The Baton Rouge Weekly Press strives to be fair and accurate. The newspaper corrects any significant errors of fact brought to the attention of the editor. If you think an error has been made, call 225-775-2002 The Weekly Press Newspaper is a published weekly in Baton Rouge and distributed every Thursday with a circulation of 7,500. Subscription rates are $38.00 per year for Louisiana residents; $42.00 for one year for out-of-state residents; half price for six months subscription: and $1.00 per single copy. All money orders or checks should be made payable to The Weekly Press, P.O. Box 74485, Baton Rouge, La. 70874 Explosion from page 1 selected him for the astronaut corps. Because of his commitment to academic achievement in the face of adversity, the Ronald E. McNair Program was created by U.S. Department of Education. LSU is home to one of the most successful McNair programs in the country. The goal of the program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society. Students participate in undergraduate research projects and are supervised by faculty volunteers from a variety of disciplines, giving them an abundance of individual time working with experts in their chosen field. The LSU McNair program, which serves approximately 30 students per year, has some of the highest achieving students nationwide. It is unique among the country's McNair programs because it does not serve just its home institution � it assists students from across the state of Louisiana. In fact, since its inception in 1992, the LSU McNair Scholars Program has served 268 students � 192 from LSU; 33 from Southeastern Louisiana University; 39 from Southern University; three from UNO; and one from LSUShreveport. "The McNair program instilled the confidence in me that I could perform the tasks I learned about in a classroom and in the actual lab setting," said Amber Papillion, current McNair Scholar. "I learned that with practice and hard work I could transfer the concepts from the classroom into science that will become part of the greater good and keep building the foundation of what we know and what we don't know." Students participating in the LSU McNair program receive one-on-one time with faculty in the form of a faculty mentor and research director. McNair scholars are actively involved in hands-on research and scholarship on everything from sociological studies of the connection between crime and poverty to nanofabrication to analysis of the BP oil spill. Such in-depth undergraduate research experience not only thoroughly prepares these students for graduate school, but also makes them nationally competitive for admission into the best schools and consideration for highly-sought after positions. The summer component of the program brings students from Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University and University of New Orleans onto LSU's campus as they seek at least six hours classroom credit and focus on research. "I have mentored several LSU McNair scholars over the years, and it is always a very rewarding experience. The students are very talented, and I've learned as much (or more) from them as I have been able to teach them," said Saundra McGuire, assistant vice chancellor for learning, teaching and retention in LSU's Division of Student Life and Enrollment Services and professor of chemistry. "It is very gratifying to see the students develop into skilled researchers who are able to confidently present their research to professionals in their fields. Typically it is participation in the McNair program that introduces these students to the possibility of pursuing a Ph.D., and helps them develop the skills required for completing the degree." Fax: (225) 775-4216 E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Closed Saturday, Sunday email@example.com 1283 Rosenwald Road Baton Rouge, La. 70807-41 Phone: (225) 775-2002 Woodson from page 1 work, in a series of speeches and in the organization's journal. He expressed a belief that education was the key to change and that widespread knowledge of African American history would inspire black Americans and overcome prejudice among white Americans. Woodson finally left the Washington schools, first to become a dean and head of the history department at Howard University, where he added lessons on black history to the curriculum. Subequently he became dean of West Virginia Collegiate Institute, which today is known as and all Major Holidays Attorney At LAw � PersonAL Injury & bAnkruPtcy RENA HESTER Located in Scotlandville 8152 Scenic Hwy. Baton Rouge, La. 70807 225-774-2637 Thursday, Feburary 3, 2011 � The Weekly Press � Page 3 clinton 6th annual Mardi Gras parade CLINTON, LA - On February 19th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. the town Clinton will be hosting its 6th Annual Mardi Gras parade. The parade in conjunction with the monthly Community Market and the theme this year is "Stars." Entries should be registered by February 16, 2011 at Clinton Town Hall. For more information, please call Sheilla Flowers at (225) 683-4531 or Mildred Worrell at (225) 683-5594. the Baton rouge Bus Boycott of 1953 Johnson elected president The first massive bus boycott by African Americans of the modern civil rights movement dedicated to destroying the Jim Crow system of segregation in the South. BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge bus boycott started the direct action phase of the modern civil rights movement. It occurred in 1953, before the more famous Montgomery bus boycott from 1955-56. In 1953, Baton Rouge, Louisiana was under the Jim Crow system of segregation of the races. Public buses had a "colored section" in the back and a "white section" in the front. African Americans had to stand when the colored section was full, even if there were seats in the white section. This unfair system was compounded by the fact that the Baton Rouge bus company was financed by African Americans who accounted for about two-thirds of the company's revenue. In March of 1953, African American leaders in Baton Rouge were successful in having the City Council pass Ordinance 222, which permitted them to be seated on a firstcome-first-served basis. This Ordinance stipulated that African Americans had to sit from the rear to the front and whites from the front to the rear. All of the bus drives were white and they refused to accept the Ordinance. They continued to demand that African Americans not occupy front seats that were reserved for whites. As a result of the bus drivers' noncompliance, the Ordinance was ruled illegal because it conflicted with the segregation laws of Louisiana. In opposition to this ruling, the black community began a mass boycott of the buses in June of 1953. The leader of the boycott was Reverend T. J. Jemison, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist, which was one of the city's largest black churches. According to Jemison, "The Negro passenger had been molested and insulted and intimidated and all Negroes at that time were tired of segregation and mistreatment and injustice." During the boycott, mass meetings were held at Reverend Jemison's church. Officials of the movement closed down the bars at 6:00 p.m. and set up a police department to patrol the community and provide bodyguards for the leadership. A free car lift was established to transport the black work force. Jemison recalls, "Nobody rode the bus during the strike. There were about eight people who didn't hear the call that night and they rode to work. But by afternoon there was nobody riding the bus. For ten days not a Negro rode the bus." The leaders of the boycott did not charge fares for the car lift, because they would have been illegally functioning without taxi license. The movement's strategists were careful not to break any laws. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, (NAACP), and the United Defense League (UDL) provided legal assistance and strategic training for the organizers. All the churches in the African American community united to help support and finance the boycott. According to Jemison: "We brought all of the leaders of the other community organizations in, and recognized them as leaders, so that they would feel a part of the movement, and that it wasn't just my movement. And that was the one thing that kept us together. No matter how the power structure and splinter white groups tried to tear us apart, we were able to maintain a united front." To end the boycott, the white power structure of Baton Rouge agreed to a compromise. It stipulated that the two side front seats of buses were to be reserved for whites and the long rear seat was for African Americans. The remaining seats were to be occupied on a first-comefirst-served basis. The black community agreed to the compromise and the boycott ended on June 25, 1953. This boycott was a major victory against the Jim Crow system in Baton Rouge. The boycott proved that the Jim Crow system could be challenged by mass action in other states. The blueprint of the Baton Rouge boycott was shared with African American leaders in other communities throughout the South. The celebrated Montgomery bus boycott, which was sparked by Rosa Park's refusal to relinquish her seat, borrowed the strategies from the Baton Rouge boycott. Subsequent anti-segregation protests were modeled after the Baton Rouge boycott, which opened the direct action phase of the modern civil rights movement. of council of information Services directors (ciSd) `pyramids in america' to be discussed at williams Now and then african-american History Museum BATON ROUGE - The public is invited to attend the William Now And Then African-American History Museum on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., for the discussion of the book entitled "Pyramids in America" by Dr. R. A. Umar Bey. A book signing of the newly released book will be held. You can visit the book on this website at www.PyramidsInAmerica.com. The museum is located at 538 South Boulevard. Admission is free to the public, but donations are accepted. For additional information, please call Mrs. Sadie RobertJoseph at (225) 343-4431. BATON ROUGE - Lata Johnson, director of information technology at the Southern University Law Center, has been elected president of the Council of Information Services Directors (CISD), a state-based IT organization to support the growth, advancement, and sustainability of information technology resources in Louisiana. CISD is comprised of technology directors of Louisiana government entities and higher education institutions The organization promotes coordination among the state information services organizations and serves as a primary advisory group for the state decisionmakers on IT matters. Johnson served as first vice president of CISD in 2009-2010. In that capacity, she was conference chairman for the Annual CISD Conference. Lata Johnson For more information, call Lata Johnson the Director of Information Technology, Southern University Law Center at 225771-4912. 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Keynote speaker It certainly cannot Dr. Maulana Karena, be validated by the original person who standing room only created Kwanzaa and crowd that attended brought it home in his ceremony held in early address the norms of January 2011 in the lives of Black people William Southern University including the past, Jones Cotillion Ballroom. the present and times Kwanzaa is a celto come. His speech ebration of family, community served as a guiding light to the and culture observed for seven many young people and a redays following Christmas each kindling focus for those older year. It is by no means to take people in attendance. This was away any of the spirit from the 22nd Annual celebration Christmas. Beyond a shadow of hosted by Eurocentric/moat a doubt it is nothing of a cult in study group of Baton Rouge. case there may be some one out Latch on, it is good for the there has no real understanding soul. of its meaning. You need only to read the seven days order of That Is The Way I See By William Jones Black americans devastated by Marketing Startegies of american Business Mark Hampton Thought Leader on African American Leadership, author of Rebranding the Brand called Black and college lecturer will hold a series of Rebranding Black America events starting in Columbus, Ohio with the initial event held at the King Arts Complex 6:00pm Sunday February 20, 2011.Hampton will lecture and facilitate a QA session during this ground breaking event. The African American brand, once known for its strength, courage, character and strong families has lost its market value in America, particularly among African Americans. And Hampton is determined to change that. Today the black brand is a polar opposite to the civil rights era of black Americans. Now the African American Brand is known for; Athletics, entertainment, high crime rates, a high dropout rates, the breakdown of black families, teen pregnancy and gang violence. Hampton makes a distinction between problem and system; "these are all symptoms and as long as we treat symptoms the real problems will continue to get worse and I see the real problem as Marketing!" Hampton says, "African Americans have engaged in the same fifty year old conversation held by civil rights leaders in the 1960's, that conversation consisted of; education, social change and economic development. Hampton said; "we're talking about the right issues but in the wrong context". Our strategy needs to change because American business has mixed a toxic marketing cocktail that is destroying African Americans. Marketing/branding has become the new tool of opression and we as African Americans have not understood its impact on our society. African Americans are the recipients of an extremely high dosage of marketing and branding strategies that oppress and suppress black achievement. No one can argue that African Americans are the most negatively branded ethnic group in America and we are now living with the results of this brand. The model of conversation must change, becoming more sophisticated and demand See business, on page 7 democrats and republicans Should end corporate welfare By GeoRGe e. CuRRy NNPA Columnist Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to cut at least $100 billion from the federal budget. President Obama agrees that there should be some spending reductions, but the budget shouldn't be balanced on the backs of poor and working-class Americans. There is a way that both camps can have their way � end corporate welfare. According to the Cato Institute, a libertarian policy group in Washington, corporate welfare cost American taxpayers $92 billion in fiscal 2006, a figure that has grown to approximately $125 billion per year. And, the beneficiaries include such major companies as Boeing, Xerox, IBM, Motorola, Dow Chemical, and General Electric. The Cato Institute defined corporate welfare as "any federal spending program that provides payments or unique benefits and advantages to specific companies or industries." Stephen Slivinski, director of budget studies of the think tank, conducted a detailed policy analysis of the issue in 2007 titled, "The corporate Welfare State: How the Federal Government Subsidizes U.S. Businesses. The report shows that despite all of the public pleas for the federal government to play a reduced role in private businesses, many Fortune 500 companies are using the federal government as their personal ATMs and have made no moves to get off of the dole. taxpayer money to In fiscal 2006, subsidize loans to the study found, the foreign purchasers of federal government U.S. products and to spent $92 billion in diprovide loans and loan rect and indirect subguarantees to U.S. comsidies to businesses panies seeking to enter and private-sector the export market. It corporate entities. also provides insurance "Supporters of for companies investGeorge corporate welfare ing overseas," the Cato E. Curry programs often justify report stated. them as remedying Boeing, the aircraft some sort of market failure," the giant, receives 54.5 percent of report stated. "Often the market long-term guarantees, causing failures on which the programs some to refer to the Export-Imare predicated are either over- port Bank as "Boeing's Bank." blown or don't exist." Other major recipients include That notwithstanding, General Electric and Conoco the report is replete with ex- Phillips. amples of the type of wasteful "Supporters of the Ex-Im government spending that both Bank suggest that government Democrats and Republicans credit is needed to level the playpretend to abhor. The largest ing field for U.S. companies as subsidies studied in the report they compete against foreign were granted by the Department countries that receive support of Agriculture ($43.7 billion). from their government. Yet, the Much smaller subsidies were Ex-Im Bank's most recent annual provided by the Department Competitiveness Report points of Defense ($11.8 billion), the out that fewer than one-third Department of Transportation of all its loans and guarantees ($5.7 billion), the Department of go to counter subsidized comHousing and Urban Develop- petition." ment ($5.1 billion) and the State The Department of AgriDepartment ($4.6 billion). culture's Farm Service Agency The Export-Import Bank Market Access Program "prois a perfect example of unjus- vides the trade associations of tified federal spending. The private agricultural firms with stated purpose of the bank is taxpayer dollars to help offset to finance the purchase of U.S. their foreign advertising cost," goods in foreign countries. Its the study noted. "At least 20 2008 budget request said it was percent of this spending goes needed "to sustain U.S. jobs by to promote brand-name prodfinancing U.S. exports." ucts overseas." The Ex-Im Bank, as it is Why should American known, does that "by using taxpayers subsidize the foreign advertising budgets of McDonalds, General Mills, Campbell's Soup, Pillsbury, Miller's beer and Gallo wines, as has been the case in the past? The largest direct subsidy program in the federal budget is for crop and farm subsidies. Even though Congress voted in the late 1980s to phase out agricultural subsidies, they have instead increased during the past years, rising from $9.3 billion in 1990 to $24.3 billion in 2005. According to the study, the proportion of Americans living on farms has declined 16.3 percent in 1948 to approximately two percent in 40 years. Yet, because of technology, farm productivity is at its highest level. Most farmers don't receive direct subsidies from the federal government," the report states. "The taxpayer-financed handouts go to only about onethird of the nation's farmers and ranchers. So, where does all the taxpayer money spent on farmers actually go? Mainly to large corporate agribusinesses and the richest farmers. In 2005...the richest 10 percent of all subsidy recipients received 66 percent of all subsidies." Cash-strapped states will be forced to re-examine state corporate welfare. In Pennsylvania, for example, the state provided more than $40 million in subsidies to a Sony plant, only to see it leave the state just as Volkswagen, the previous owner of the See welfare, on page 7 the Biggest Legislative Battle May not be over the Budget By: Dan Juneau, President La. Assoc. of Business & Industry (LABI) It may be the ugliest, cruelest, and most vicious process engaged in by the Legislature. It is called "redistricting." In some ways it is reminiscent of the Civil War: North against South and friend against friend, with significant racial implications added to the mix. It is the most contentious process legislators are engaged in--and it begins soon. On February 3, all of the key population numbers for parishes and legislative and congressional districts will be available. Public hearings will then be held around the state and on March 20 the Legislature will convene in Special Session to draw the lines. When the opening gavels bang, the Capitol may quickly devolve into a spectacle reminiscent of the opening scene of the movie "Gladiator." Compounding the situation for the current redistricting process is Louisiana's loss of a congressional seat. That means two sitting congressmen will have to oppose each other in 2012 regardless of how the lines are drawn, and, at this juncture, none of the incumbents are planning not to run for re-election. Congressional redistricting will be the opening volley in the North versus South war. In essence, either one of the two North Louisiana congressional districts is going to disappear, or one of the South Louisiana seats will be merged into a neighboring district. Since no consensus plan appears to be evolving from the congressional delegation members, a real fight is brewing in the Legislature over how to configure the remaining six districts. Population losses from hurricanes and out migration are also driving the controversy surrounding redistricting. It appears likely at this juncture that the New Orleans area will lose one Senate seat and three House seats. The question is: where will they go? The racial implications enter the picture here. In spite of the population losses due to the hurricanes, Louisiana's African-American population has not declined. Under Voting Rights Act guidelines, that means that the number of minority districts cannot be reduced. The Orleans Parish minority districts that disappear must reappear elsewhere as minority districts. That will have a significant domino effect on the surrounding districts in the vicinity of where the new minority districts are located. There are two possible approaches to creating these new districts. Under one scenario, heavy numbers of black voters can be crammed into the new See budGet, on page 7 egypt and the future of africa By DR. BenJamin Chavis, JR. NNPA Columnist The cry for change and freedom across Egypt sheds a prophetic light on the future of the entire continent of Africa. As the media from around the world continues to be focused on the massive street demonstrations that called for a change of the leadership in Egypt, it is incumbent for African Americans to see the broader socioeconomic, political, and cultural implications. Egypt is one of the oldest nations in the world. It has a diverse population of more than 80 million people. While the Western media characterizes Egypt as an Arab nation located in the Middle East, it is actually located in Northern Africa and is an African nation. African people on the continent and throughout the Diaspora of African people should be interested in the ultimate outcome of the current crisis in Egypt. In the 21st Century, the majority of people in Egypt and throughout Africa are demanding an end to centuries of poverty. All governments should be critically aware that the elimination of poverty has to be a top priority. The failure of political leaders to take effective steps to end poverty will only certainly encourage the cry and demand for political change. If you looked at what demographic of people that mainly got the movement for change going inside of Egypt, it was overwhelmingly young people. The youth of Africa are demanding and taking social action for change. Such was the case in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, the Ivory Coast and in the Sudan. How are the youth taking social action? First through the use of the Internet and social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other Internet services. The first peaceful street protests in Egypt were actually organized by the April 6 Youth Movement. The point here is to emphasize, once again, the importance of youth consciousness and youth activism. Whether it is in Africa, Europe, Asia, or in the Americas, the youth of the world are justified in their demands and actions to end poverty, corruption, war and injustice. The youth of Egypt should be saluted for their sense of moral and political outrage matched with their ability to use technology in a sustained, disciplined manner. The end result of what will happen in Egypt is in the hands of the Egyptian people. The emerging leadership of new youthful leaders is encouraging. When the government of Egypt led by President Hosni Mubarak made a decision early in the crisis to cut off the Internet access to millions of Egyptians, it only showed the Egyptians and others throughout the world how useful the Internet can be as a tool to bring about social change. Of course, we all remember how useful and game-changing it was in 2008 for the election of President Barack Obama to use the Internet and social media to mobilize millions of new young voters. But, the Tea Party and others in opposition to President Obama will be using that same technology to benefit their politics. It would be well if millions of African American, Latino and other youth who are witnessing what is now taking place in Egypt to remember that 2012 is next year and their voices and votes need to be counted in the next national elections in the United States. The truth is more must be done also here as well to end poverty and injustice. While what is now happening in Egypt and in other parts of Africa or in other nations may seem like a far away place, we live in a closer global village. We should learn from the situation in Egypt. We should be more than a distant witness. We offer our prayers and support to the people of Egypt. We hope that the final transition of leadership and outcome will serve the interests and aspirations of the Egyptian people. The future of Africa will be determined by African people. Poverty should be eliminated everywhere. We all have to See eGypt, on page 7 The views expressed in the editiorial columns are not necessarily the veiws of The Weekly Press or its staff. Address all opinions and comments to: Letters to the Editior, P.O. 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Completed applications should be returned to the address listed on the application no later than February 14, 2011. Applications postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service after February 14, 2011 will not be accepted. 1-800-588-7911 He Driver Gre An Cla Ap www Th 8 1- Page 6 � The Weekly Press � Thursday, Feburary 3, 2011 November 18, 2010 "Heritage" of celebrate the annual Children to Divorce Require festival of Negro Spirituals BATON ROUGE, LA - Her- Workshop of America Choir; itage was founded and directed "Sankofa" of Denver, NASHVILLE, TN � One found that children can and will by Clarence Jones to restore and Colorado; million children each year will learn about prayer and how to preserve the singing of the old The Southern University experience divorce. Many of pray if they have significant "Negro Spiritual," will host its Concert Choir; these will not receiving the adults in their lives who are annual "Festival of Negro SpiriThe McMains High School spiritual guidance necessary willing to teach them. Children tuals" on Saturday, February 5, Concert Choir of New Orto help overcome the related who have consistency, support 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion leans; familial challenges reports and spiritual guidance in their First Baptist Church located at The Mckinley High School the current issue of Recon- lives will be more likely to over356 East Boulevard. Concert Choir of Baton Rouge; sider, a LifeWay publication come the challenges related to The special guest groups and others. for the leaders of today's Black divorce. will be as follows: The festival is free and Churches. "We at LifeWay believe The New Dimensions Cho- open to the public. Everyone This issue, Ministering Church ministries can improve ral Society of Shreveport; is invited to attend the festival to Children of Divorce, reveals their efforts to reach children The University of Louisi- and the reception will follow. the importance that children's struggling with family issues ana at Monroe InterdenomiFor any additional inministries play in providing and support them through these national Ensemble; formation, please contact this comfort, consistency and spiri- difficult circumstances," said The Lafayette Tri-Parish numbers (225) 344-4888 or (225) tual development for children Elgia "Jay" Wells, LifeWay's Chapter of the Gospel Music 922-7944. going through a difficult time director of Black Church Outat home. Thirty percent of par- reach, who also serves as pasents indicate that their family's tor at a Nashville, Tenn.-area spiritual life is either fair or church. "Our hope is that every poor. Additionally, 83 percent child will be given the opporof individuals believe parents tunity to experience the power should be most responsible for of spiritual development and a child's spiritual development, prayer through their church yet only 35 percent say their ministries." GMC, America's favorite GMC religious faith is one of the most AboutFor a copy of Reconsider, channel for influences on their or toGMC more about the finduplifting music and important learn ( www.watchGMfamily entertainment, will pres- Ctv.com),http://www.lifeway. parenting. ings, visit the fastest-growing ent a "Be My Videostudy also network in television and the LifeWay's Valentine" com/blackchurchlife. special on Monday, Feb. 14 from number one digital network in 7-10 a.m. ET. perceived value (source: BETA GMC isthe cOmmunity KnOW WhatS soliciting viewer Research), is America's favorLet dedications through Feb. 4 via ite channel for uplifting music Facebook and at www.watch- pLace Of WORShip happing at yOuR and family entertainment. In gmctv.com/valentine. Select 2010, The Parents Television dedications will be read during Council(tm) awarded its Enteremail your the show by its host, Tiffany tainment Seal of Approval(tm) church authentic Thorpe, who also will present to GMC for being "anevent popular love-themed music family-friendly cable network." or religious videos. Featured artists will GMC was the only television include Train ("Marry Me"), network to receive the highly organization Dave Barnes ("God Gave Me coveted honor last year. news to You," "Until You"), Taylor Swift GMC can be seen in nearly ("Mine"), The Afters ("Beauti- 48 millionthe Weekly homes on various ful Love"), Francesca Battistelli cable systems around the counpress @ ("Beautiful, Beautiful"), Bebe & try, on DIRECTV on channel CeCe Winans ("Close To You") 338 and on Verizon FiOS on and many more. channel 224. Religion reLigion BATON ROUGE - Southern By DonalD lee University's Interdenominational Gospel Choir will celebrate its Question: I was recently `Finale,' in appreciation of (inasked, Why is everybody the choirs' founderpaying for the cluding babies) and director, Reginald Collins, Nov. 19 - 21 sin of one man (Adam)? with a host of events including Answer: Because when a musical featuring Baton Rouge the one man, Adam, sinned by area choirs and music workshops disobeying God and eating of leading up to a forbidden tree, the fruit of the Finale Concert. Festivities kick-off (or the he passed the sin nature with a "Local Choiron to every other state of sin) Night" at 7 p.m., Nov. 19, at Living him and his person born from Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne wife, Eve. So, what this means, Ave. Gospel recording artist is that even though a newborn Wessisn't old enough tothe spebaby Morgan will be perform cial act of sin, the sin nature still the guest. Morgan is the writer of passed down to him by his is the song, "I Choose to Worship." Other guests will include parents (or lineage). the Showersfor instance, aHamTake, Family from baby mond, born addicted toChildren who is the Gospel Soul crack coof New Orleans and the smoked caine because his mother Jackson crack while he was in her womb. Just as the "addiction" is passed through the mother's blood, so it is that the sin nature [or the state of sin] is passed down the lineage of man. So because of this fact, God's plan for redemption of mankind (restoring "man" back to his original state of "innocence" and uprightness and fellowship with God) meant that CHADDS FORD PA: EdGod had to send His Son, Jesus mondson Communications, a Christ, down here to the earth to full-service entertainment prosuffer the company, will launch motions punishment that we all "inherited" fromAdonai Video a new division, Adam. Remember what God told Ministries, a global pay-perAdam in the beginning: The day view video-on-demand service, you eat of 15, 2010. Novemberthe fruit of the tree of knowledge new firm will offer The of good and evil, you shallChristian die. gospel conSURELY and Top certs, What happened? Adam ate sermons/church services of the forbidden fruit, or forbidby dynamic preachers, and a den tree. So, what wasof Chriswide-ranging variety his punishment? Heprogramming. from tian-oriented was banned "The paradise and he was sentenced economic downturn has made to taxing for people to afford to it die (even though God's perfect plan their for Adam and Eve to treat was families to a night out livethe town," paradise). on forever in says founder Al God's judgment handed Edmonson, who has 27 gold and State University Interfaith Gosdown to the serpent (through pel Choir. devil spoke) was that whom the Local choirs will include he'd (the serpent) crawl on his the Living Faith Mass Choir, belly and eat of the dust of the Greater Kingtells theMass Choir, ground; God David serpent that Elm Grove Baptist Church, BeaHe'd create "enmity" (which is con Light of Baton between the a natural hatred) Rouge, New Gideon Baptist Church, Rose serwoman's "seed" and the Hill Baptist. Church, Greater Mount pent's OliveGod goes on to tell theGloBaptist Church and serryland Baptist Church. woman pent that the seed of the Doors will open at 6 p.m. (He was speaking prophetically A "College Day Finale and about Jesus Christ, God's sacrifiWorkshop" will be to diefrom 9 cial Lamb, sent here held for the a.m.of4the world) would bruise sins - p.m., on Nov. 20, in the auditorium of "seed" of the Hall his head (the W.W. Stewart seron the SUthe "seed"The event pent) and campus. of the serwill feature bruise his of music pent would an array heel. seminars andspeaking prophGod is choir rehearsals in preparation for the "College ecy. He's letting the devil know Day Finale Concert," at 7 p.m., (through these scriptures) that at New Light Baptist Church, even though the devil "beguiled", or tricked, the woman into eating of the forbidden tree, and she in turn gave some of the fruit to her husband, and he disobeyed God and ate it because his wife suggested he eat it, God already has a plan to redeem the "fallen" man (or mankind) back to him. That plan is by sending Jesus Christ, the sacrificial Lamb and Savior to the world, to earth to fulfillto his credit In platinum records prophecy. as other words, God's plan was to a music executive working with kill Jesus, theQuincy Jones, Ray artists such as Lamb, and shed His bloodand Gladys Knight. Charles, (which holds in it the power to wash awayopportunity "We offer them the ALL sins) so that through Jesus', or aLamb's, to watch a concert the special death, mankind (those who acfeature on their PC or TV at their cept leisure for only $9.99. On ownJesus' sacrifice of His blood to pay the cost of theirmusiccan the other hand, many sins) exlive throughout eternity with ecutives have been looking for God. to increase their revenue ways Man, still must die literal as a result of dwindlingarecord deathA label can nowBut instead sales. (as you know). increase its of going to hell videos and other sales by offering and eternal torment after dying, everybody who visual entertainment through this confessed Jesus Christ as their service." personal Lord and Savior before Some of the initial titles they viewers die) watch include that died (or can will be (or will have been) "SAVED" from eterGrammy-winner Smokie Norful's the Support of the Church SU Interdenominational Gospel Choir set for from one Man the Bible explains How Sin passed down "Finale" Concert 650 Blount Road.and saved into nity in torment Workshop participates will sing in the choir everlasting life in the presence of during the concert. presence of God (or BACK in the The concert will also feaGod, rather). ture performances byeverybody In other words, the Voices of Joyaccepts that Jesus sacriwho from Bogalusa; Psalm 150 Gospel Choir from they can be ficed His life so that Beaumont, Texas; Living Testimony Gospel "saved" (or "born again") will Choir from Texas Southern Unihave eternal life. And everybody versity; UnMeasurable Praise who rejects God's plan for salvafrom thewho rejects Jesus' sacrition and University of New Orleans; Higher Level Gospeloutter fice will be banished into Choir from McNeese State University; darkness (eternal torment in the the University of Louisiana at lake of fire). Monroe Interdenominational So, from this lesson, you Ensemble; New Beginnings see that God is "fair" and He is Multicultural Gospel Choir "just." Just like the state of sin [or from Texas A&M University; the very nature of sin] was passed Strong Tower the disobedience down through Gospel Chorale from Grambling State Univerof one man (Adam), salvation sity and Southeastern Louisiana also is passed down through the University's Gospel Choir. one obedience (or sacrifice) of Man, (Jesus, who also is referred to as the "Son of Man" or "the Last Adam"). In other words, just like the only thing we had to do to be guilty of sin is to just be born, the only thing we have to do in order to be made righteous (in Christ) is to just be "born again." So, by one man (Adam), death passed to ALL men (good men and concerts, Donald Lawrence live bad men). So is it that by one Man and the Tri-City Singers' "Finale" (Jesus Christ), eternalShekinah concert, the gold-selling life has been made available to ALL men Glory Ministry's majestic concerts, (meaningthe legendary Mighty and even all of mankind). But in orderof Joy"saved," or "born Clouds to be in concert. There again," a person MUST confess are also dynamic sermons such Jesus Christ My Friend" and "I as "Money Isas his (or her) Lord and Savior. I Don't Understand Love You But Romans 10:9,10 (in the AmYou" by Bishop David G. Evans, plified Bible) says Because if you who pastors a 27,000-member acknowledge and the Philadelchurch outside of confess with yourarea. that atalog is Lord and phia lips The Jesus will expand in your heart believe (adhere to, monthly as more companies make trust in, and rely on the truth) that their products available. God raised Him from the dead, Today's top Christian enyou will be saved. tertainment companies such as Romans 5:15 says But God's Abundant Harvest Entertainfree gift is not at all to be comment, Rosyl Productions, Emtro The workshop is free and pared to the trespass [His grace is open to all college students and out of all proportion to the fall of the public. many died through man]. For if The "Finale away (his lapse, one man's fallingConcert" will be held at 4 p.m., Nov. 21, at New his offense), much more profusely Gideon Baptistand the free gift did God's grace Church, 2542 Balis comes] through the unde[that Drive. The concert will featurefavor of the one Man Jesus served the melodious voices of formerabound and overflow to Christ SU Interdenominational Gospel [the benefit of] many. and for Choir members from 1987-2010 and musicians Greg Verses 16 through 19 conJones, Cecil Houston, Michael tinue to explain how Adam's sin Temple, Alfonso Waters, George brought death on everybody, but Chesterfield, Willie Richard, ReuJesus' sacrifice of His life has ben Griffin, Shantran all can be made it possible that Hawkins and Ricky Draper. righteous. saved and be made Lawrence Jackson, not evYou very well know that SU Director of Bands, will Jesus' sacerybody will accept also make a special musical tribute during rifice. Those who don't accept the concert.did for us will have what Jesus All events are free and open to pay the price for Adam's fall. to the public. That price, again, is eternity in torment. So, if you haven't made Jesus your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do so. It's the greatest, most profound, decision you'll ever make in your life. Accept His gift of eternal life. The Rev. Donald Lee, pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 773-2248. You can join him Gospel, David G. Evans Minisat 10 a.m., Gospel and Kingdom tries, EMI CST, each Sunday for morning have all signed on with Records worship in the residence centerto Arborstone Apartments, more at follow. Finding a video 6500 S. Cockrell Hill Rd. in Dallas to view is easy. Customers will or by way of teleconference by browse through the catalog to find calling toll-freesecond432-3900 a selection. A 30 (712) preview (conference code: 279498#). Bible is available to help them choose. study, which can be accessed via The cost for any single video prethe teleconferenceOnce they've sentation is $9.99. line, is each Thursday at 7 p.m. Tothey have made their selection, sow a love offering to the video up to 48 hours to viewKingdom Living Christian Center, please as many times as they like. Visit send to KLCC at P.O. Box www.AdonaiVideoMinistries. 211186, Dallas, TX 75211-4303. com for more information. Look Please contact to Commitfor "Married Bill Carpenment," Pastor Lee's first book, ter at (202) 506-5051 or email@example.com for additional See tHe bible, on page 7 information. GMc to present `Be My Video Valentine' on February 14 Edmondson Communications Launch Adonai Video Ministries New Firm Will Bring Church To The Living Room With Christian/ Gospel Concerts, And Sermons 24 Hours A Day! firstname.lastname@example.org Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. - Hebrews 10:25 Church Directory CaMPHoR MeMoRial UniTeD MeTHoDisT CHURCH 8742 scenic Highway � Baton Rouge, louisiana 70807 Telephone: (225) 775-4106 � Fax: (225) 615-8359 pastor Daralen a. Moore St. Mary Baptist Church "The Church that Love Built" Telephone (225) 387-2926 Rev. Conway L Knighton, Pastor 1252 N. Acadian Thruway East � Baton Rouge, LA. 70802 sunday school ..........................................................................9:30 a.m. Worship service......................................................................10:55 a.m. Bible study.............................................................Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting ......................................................... Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Lord's Supper - 1st Sunday 11:00 a.m. Prayer Meeting - Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Bible Study - Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m. Reverend H. Martin PRAYeR SeRViCe WeDNeSDAY 12:00 5013 WiNDFALL COURT BATON ROUGe, LA. 70812 FOR DiReCTiON CALL 225-358-8100 We are seeking Prayer Warriors and Singers Remember Acts: 16,25-26 CHURCH oF THe ShaRE yOuR MiNiStRy iNfORMatiON living goD BUlWaRk oF TRUTH with theRosenwald Road � Baton Rouge, louisiana 70807 1042 public. 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BIBLE STUDY ..................................................Thursday 7:00 P.M. COUNSELING BY APPOINTMENT Matthews 6:24-34 LIVING WORD CHRISTIAN CENTER INT'L 1640 North 48th Street � Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805 Telephone: (225) 235-6955 � Fax: (225) 775-0213 E-mail address: email@example.com Full Gospel MiNistries ivory J. payNe, pastor Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 A.M. Holy Communion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Sunday1:00 P.M. Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00 A.M. Bible Study. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday 7:00 P.M. 1283 Rosenwald Road � Baton Rouge, La. 70807 Phone: (225) 775-6713 � Fax: (225) 775-4216 New Birth Telephone: (225) 926-0246 � Facsimile: (225) 927-8500 � Toll Free # 1-888-700-6174 E- Mail Address # firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 AM Lord's SupperPastor Leo D. 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COUNSELING BY APPOINTMENT 1640 North 48th Street � Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805 Telephone: (225) 235-6955 � Fax: (225) 775-0213 E-mail address: email@example.com order oF service "THe NeW LiFe"Therefore if any man be in christ he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all thing are become new. --I Corinthians 5:17 Sunday Morning Worship ................................................................10:45 AM Mission Statement: New Hope Baptist Church is a family of baptized believers Lord's Supper ...............................................................................3rd Sundays who worship the Lord our God in spirit and in truth, teach the saved to reach the Sunday School ..................................................................................9:30 AM lost and minister to the needs of others, while encouraging one another through acts of love and living in obedience to Gods Word Prayer Service ...................................................................... Wed. @ 6:00 PM Bible Study...........................................................................Wed- @ 7:00 PM Radio Broadcast 1st & 3rd Sunday WXOK at 8:00 am Mission Statement: New Hope Baptist Church is a family of baptized believers who worship the Lord our God in spirit and in truth, teach the saved to reach the lost and minister to the needs of others, while encouraging one another through acts of love and living in obedience to Gods Word Thursday, March 6, 2008 � The Weekly Press � Page 7 Thursday, Feburary 3, 2011 � The Weekly Press � Page 7 apart. You must continue to hold BATON ROUGE - On Febon to your faith and stay before ruary 13, 2011it may be that the the Lord. But, at the Liberty Chapel Baptist Churchyou may time has come when located at 720to take some quality time need South Boulevard their will yourself and spend someat for be a Valentine service of that time with God. Get on your knees before God andElfArEhow you are feeltell him of from page 4 ing inside. And maybe the words wont come out exactly site, had done earlier. as you wish but you can have a good Recognizing the powerful weeping, wailing crying falling, intersection of lobbyists, elected out tantrum money, all those officials and and givethe Cato problems to him. report recognized that reformingWhile you are praying,not corporate welfare is you might forget some of through likely to come about the things that vexed federal God knows the works ofyou but lawmakers what you are going by lobbyheavily influencedthrough. he can read the pain, which flows ists. It therefore recommended through a corporate welfare creatingyour tears. even though he knows what's troubling you, reform commission. But given he still wants Obama's about the success of to tell himhighit and deficit commission, and profile bring your problems his burdens to him. eagerness to make peace with the business community and "crazy Love" a Valentine Service W tantRum from page 6 therefore, humble yourselves 8:00 a.m. mighty hands of God, under the For additional informathat he may exalt you in due time, tion, pleaseyour cares upon him, "casting all contact Aronious Dorris at 225-328-1394. Peter for he cares for you,"(1st 5:6-7). After you finished having your tantrum. You may have a stopped up nose and swollen eyes and mucus running down your lip and dried tears on traditional the Republicans' your face, but you'll feel better after emptying pro-business positions, Conyourself the executive branch gress and of those things which had been heavy on your heart. are unlikely consider ending Sometimes we go for weeks corporate welfare as we know or months trying to take matters it. into our hands and try to solve our own problems. We are not super George E. Curry, former edhumans; we Emerge magazine itor-in-chief ofcan't handle everything alone. We need God's is a and the NNPA News Service,help. We have to let moderator, situkeynote speaker, go of those and ations and let God handle them. media coach. He can be reached there are some things www. through his Web site,we can't humanly do anything can also georgecurry.com You about. follow him at www.twitter.com/ currygeorge. capital area "Goes red" for HeartIs Good For Your Brain What's Good For Your Heart Month to raise awareness of Heart disease as the Number one Killer of women HeaLtH health BusinEss from page 4 ChildRen from page 4 a new level of strategy. African Americans must Re-brand ering all children. themselves immediately. They the CDF Action Council, buildmust rejectbest practices in states ing on the every image, action, advertisement, conversation or and lessons learned about children productthrough the bureaucratic falling that does not improve how they see themselves. SChiP, cracks of Medicaid and When this happens there will to enact strongly urged Congress be record All healthy Children Act, the numbers of African Ameri- by representative page BudgEt from Bobby4Scott (D-VA) in the house and Senator S. 1564/h.r. 1688, introduced cans going to college, starting business, establish families and the citizens of the nation must fulfilling that our leaders free our demand their dreams which is the "Thefrom the false ideological children Dream." Please contact Mark S. and political tugs of war among Hampton at 1-614-432-4097 or those who put excess profits ahead by e-mail at this address mark@ of children's lives. rebandingblackamerica.com for how well did Congress protect any additional information. children in 2007? Not well enough: Bernie Sanders (i-Vt) in the Sendistricts measure assuring the ate. the almost would provide election of a minority candidate. comprehensive benefits including This method would likely credental and mental health, simpliate strong conservativeadistricts fied bureaucracy, and national surrounding the minority diseligibility plan for families up to tricts, almost assuring the elec300 percent of the federal poverty tion ofWe thank the 62 house colevel. Republicans. The other scenario (andtheirone less likely sponsors for the support. howto be employed) would create ever, we regret that neither a single districts with not norstrong a house republican as any other black majority and morepush for Senator joined them to whites in them. This would create a coverage for all children. little less likelihood that astrongly the CDF Action Council black candidate would win in those supports long overdue health covdistricts,everyone in America as erage for but it would give Democrats more of an opporsoon as possible--because children tunity to win Asthe surrounding cannot wait. in SChiP comes up majority white districts.in early again for reauthorization For 35 years, I have 2009, we hope every Member of watched the redistricting proCongress will insist on covering cess unfold. In pregnant mother every child and those 35 (and four redistricting special sesnow by enacting and adequately sions) I the provisions of close funding have watched the All friends and strong political healthy Children Act. Specious claims that we could not find thefrom page 4 billion gypt money--$70 over five years--to cover all children is belied by that amount work in eleven to ensure tax cuts spent harder months for more social and economic progress. for the top one percent of richest The cry forand in seven months Americans human freedom andthebetter way of life is a for a iraq War. We do not have universal cry. Because of our a money problem in America: We history, as an African people, have a priorities and political will we cannot and should not ever deficit. it is time for all adults to turn a deaf ear to others who protect the health of our children. yearn and struggle for freedom, E 276 Members of Congress had good CDF Action Council Congressional Scorecard scores of 80 percent or higher, and 198 of those allies become blood enemies had stellar scores of 100 percent. during these battles. RedistrictBut 231 members scored 60 percent inglower--a failing grade from our or to congressmen, legislators, public service commissioners, school days. BESE board members, and Whether Members of Congress judges isn't about issues or are liberal, conservative or modphilosophy--it is about surerate; Democrat, republican or vival. Electedchildren need all of independent, officials become competitors for precincts that them to vote, lobby, speak for and they believe will offer them an protect them. Adults need to listen advantage in their next run for carefully to what candidates say re-election, for children and famithey will do and that competition can become brutal. office, lies and, once they are in Pundits and political we need to hold them accountable. analysts have written much Please thank your Members of Conabout the big budget battle that gress with scores of 80 percent or is going to ensue in withRegular above and let those the scores of Session of the Legislature that 60 percent or below know you are begins in late April. But after dissatisfied with their performance. the bloodshed that will likely And please convey that same mesoccur in the redistricting sessage to each presidential candidate. sion,must demand that our leaders We addressing a $1.5 billion hole in the state budget may commit to children as a condition seem like a piece of cake. of our vote. Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children's Defense Fund and its Action Council whose Leave justice, and equality. We stand No Child Behind� mission is to in solidarity with our Egyptian ensure every child a Healthy Start, brothersStart, sisters. a Head and a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr is successful passage to adulthood Seniorthe help of caring families with Advisor to the Black Alliance for Educational Options and and communities. President of Education Online Services Corporation. talk Radio Hud from page 5from page 4 all funny or remotely appropriLGBT individuals and families ate about the use of a lynching may remain silent because in reference about Michelle obama,'' many local jurisdictions, they he said. `'it's - i'm speechless.'' may have little or pointed out As President Bush no legal recourse. While there are no so eloquently during the Black national Month event, of LGBT history assessments the noose housing discrimination, tool of represents `'more than a there are statebut a tool ofstudies that murder and local intimidation'' have shown evidence of this to generations of African-Amerisort of bias. For example, a cans. Nooses not only robbed some 2007 report by Michigan's Fair of their lives but many of their Housing Centers found that peace of mind. nearly 30 percent of same-sex `'As a civil society, we must couples were treated differently understand that noose displays when attempting to buy or rent and lynching jokes are deeply a home. offensive. they are wrong. And * HUD currently requires they have no place in America its recipients of discretionary today,'' he said. funds to comply with local and Neither o'reilly nor ingraham state non-discrimination laws has been reprimanded by their rethat cover sexual orientation spective employers even though or gender identity. In July, the the Fox News personality did offer Department issued new guida half-hearted apology. ance that treats discrimination At least ingraham didn't drop based on gender nonconforthe l-word but her suggestion that mity or sex stereotyping as Sharpton, a former presidential sex discrimination under the candidate and respected member of Fair Housing Act, and instructs the African-American community HUD staff to inform individuand beyond, is a petty thief reeks als filing complaints about state of race-baiting and negative stereotyping of African-Americans and black men in particular. 6 HE it's hardly the firstpageeiiBlE from time But ther has ventured into questionable aand offensive territory. how can collaboration he did with Pastor Brigitte "Bre" Eaton of Houston centering on marriage, living single, life after we forget o'reilly's less-thanand local comments that havea informed agencies regarding LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimidinner he shared last year with nation laws.Sylvia's in harlem? Sharpton at The Fair Housing over o'reilly expressed surpriseAct prohibits discrimination in how similarSylvia's was to other rental, sales and lending on restaurants in New York restauthe basis of race, color, narants. tional origin, religion, sex, `'there wasn't one person in disability who familial status. Sylvia's and was screaming, Approximately 20 states, and `M-Fer, i want more iced tea,''' the District of Columbia, and he said. more than 150 cities, towns As the Washington Post's roband counties across the nation inson sadly observed on MSNBC have additional protections in February, `'All you can go by that specifically prohibit such is his words and his actions. And discrimination against LGBT he keeps saying these things that individuals. Under guidance sound pretty darn racist to me.'' announced last year, HUD has talk radio learned anything will, as appropriate, retain its from imus' decline and fall? of jurisdiction over complaints course not, because it didn't take filed by LGBT individuals or imus too terribly long to get a families but also jointly innew gig. vestigate or refer matters to our nation's media outlets those state, district and local should not provide a platform for governments with other legal racialhostility and hateful speech protections. now or in the future. What kind of Please contact Brian Sulmessageare we sending to our chillivan at (202) 708-0685 or by edren, our nation and our world? mail at this address www.hud. in such an historic election year, gov/news/index.cfm. we cannot stand aside and allow individuals to use the airwaves as an outlet for insensitive and misguidedcommentary. if you hear something that offends you, divorce and nonromantic respeak up. lationships, will be coming soon to a bookstore and book club near you. concerned with the conditions at Jetson. it is happening there. What i do know is that most of these youth can be changed, from contrition in a prepatory school for Angola to rehabilitation for a positive life that may lead to a life of meritorious glory. That is the Way I See It! (NAPSM)-A survey commissioned Did You Know? by two leading health organizations � Compared to the general public, found that although two out of three African Americans have a higher risk BATON ROUGE, LA - The knew something was wrong. A African Americans (61 percent) ex- Clegg. During lunch, enjoy a a young teen she started pass- of diabetes, high blood pressure and American Heartabout developing fashion show. See who's showing ing out, losing her appetite and vascular dementia. few days later, Alexandra had her pressed concern Association invites the public across the state to off their red and wear yours, too! felt like her heart was beating first heart surgery. It was major. heart disease and two out of five (40 � More than 40 percent of African wear redexpressed concern about There is a fee for the luncheon. in her throat. Doctors couldn't Americans have high blood heart Doctors had to patch her prespercent) on Friday, February 4th to help raise awareness of heart The American Heart As- figure out just exactly what was sure (hBP) and are at risk for stroke, in two places and perform and developing Alzheimer's, only about disease as the numberheart health sociation makes it easy to help wrong. Arterial Switch. one in 20 are aware that one killer which can lead to greater risk for of women. It's a shocking reality you help save lives. You can go For years, she endured all developing Alzheimer's or had a In 5th grade, she other is linked to brain health. that 1 in 3 women will die of heart online and get a makeover that kinds of struggles. Nothing vascular cognitive dementias.sumstint put in her heart. Next the Alzheimer's Association is disease and it kills more women could change your life, get a worked; medication, even sur- mer, she'll have to than 100,000 joining forces with the American � every year, more get it fixed. than the next foureducate African heart checkup and make a dif- gery. When she was 22 years African Americans have a stroke. Looking at her, you would never heart Association to causes combined, including breast cancer. Americans that by managing their ference in a loved one's life. Go old, finally some hope. Kathryn know herhigh was threatened in � having life cholesterol increases By wearing red on may also those for stroke and may increase cardiovascular risk, theyFebruary to HYPERLINK "http://www. needed a pacemaker, a device the riskprecious first days. She's a 4th you can help spread the mes- goredforwomen.org" www.gore- American Heart Association the risk for Alzheimer's. cheerleader, on the student counstrengthen their cognitive health. sage aboutgood life your heart is dforwomen.org to join. this for threatening scientists were the first to intro- cil and just an overall positive "What's disease. The American Heart AsGo Red for Women is duce. She got it, but it didn't solve and happy person. Alexandra good for your brain," says Jennifer Manage Your Risks sociation is encouraging women, sponsored nationally by Macy's everything. has everyone that meets her Manly, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Associa� Watch for her. and men, to Make it Your Mission and Merck and locally by the The pacemaker started cheering the numbers. remember tion spokesperson. "every healthy that desirable blood pressure is less to fight heart disease one-fifth of Albemarle Foundation. Local sticking out of her skin, the pain Bridgette Montpelier, 42, heartbeat pumps about by telling five women they brain torisk. on sponsors also include: People's wouldn't go away. A final surgery than 120/80 mmhg. Keep your body survivor your blood to your are at carry weight in the recommended range Join the community, probAt 38, Bridgette Montpelier the daily processes of thinking, local Health, BlueCross BlueShield of when she was 24 did the trick. businesses Our Lady of the Lake Louisiana, Our Lady of the Lake Kathryn had bounced around and make sureheart attack. Now survived a that the total choleslem solving and remembering." Regional year 2030,Center, Blue Regional Medical Center, Ochsner from doctor to doctor. "Finding terol is less than 200mg/dL. Heart she's helping the American "By the Medical the number of � healthy lifestyle choices include Cross Blue Shield of65 or older is Medical Center, and Paris Parker the right doctor is like dating," Association help others like her. African Americans age Louisiana and Governor and doubleLady Salon & Spas. First to 6.9 her doctor said. "Date until you staying mentally and physically acBridgette is a perfect example of expected to more than tive, staying socially involved, reducJindal by said emil Matarese, manThe American Heart Asso- find the perfect match." how education can save lives. She million," "Going Red." The M.D., sion and heart Association spokes- ciation has several health experts Without the American Heart ing your intake of fat and cholesterol decided to Go Red for Women to American both Our Lady of the Lake and Blue Cross will turn and doctors available to supple- Association's research, Kathryn and not smoking. what she says help others learn person. "Although Alzheimer's is Visit www.alz.org/heartbrain or red partmonth long. Feel freethe ment any coverage needs. We can said, "I wouldn't have my pace- saved her life. She was a smoker not all of normal aging, age is to call the American Stroke Associaphotographfactor for Alzheimer's also provide further statistics. maker." and overweight. Bridgette went greatest risk these sights as the Capital Area is important that AfYou can join the nation's Kathryn is a perfect ex- tion, a division of the American heart online and joined the American disease. So it "Goes Red." Association, at (888) 478-7653 or On February 10th, join the Heart Association's Go rican Americans take steps now to hundreds of thousands affected ample of how you cannot ignore the Alzheimer's AssociationRed for at (800) American Heart Association at by heart disease by joining our Go the symptoms of heart disease. Women movement. decrease their risk of heart disease, 272-3900 and you'll receive a brothe Capital Area Go Red for Red for Women movement. Go She knew something was wrong On the website, you can which research has shown could Women Luncheon. Educational to HYPERLINKlink between heart and brain health, which meanspatience chure with heart and brain health Make it Your also decrease the risk of cognitive Research shows a "http://www. and her persistence and impaired information and Mission to fight a One-third of and interactive health stations goredforwomen.org" www.gore- brain function. heart disease. free pedometer, heart function could lead to impaired saved her life. decline." will be provided by event spon- dforwomen.org to join. Check Kathryn out in our Go while supplies have done it have women that last. sors, with Ochsner Health System This February, you can Red For Women fashion show lost weight. More than half providing health screenings. It's help women fight heart disease at our February 10th Luncheon. have increased their exercise. your chance to see if you are at by joining the American Heart She'll be showing off her red and Bridgette's exercise regiment risk of heart disease. Come join Association's Go Red for Women you can, too. keeps her in good heart health. us and help the American Heart Movement and Wear Red on FebAlexandra Montes de Oca, Bridgette has lost 94 pounds since Association save your life. ruary 4th and attend our Go Red 16, survivor her heart attack. She's stopped (NAPSi)-here's an alert worth for Women Luncheon February increased physicala heartcan help able in english andSmoking kills During the morning, there ness of diabetes, particularly when Born with activity condi- smoking, too. Spanish by callpaying attention to: auction for it is left undiagnosed and untreated. tion or prevent the onset of type 2 440,000 people every year. will also be a silentAccording to 10th. Here are some great per- delayat Baton Rouge's Women's ing the ADA at 1-800-DiABeteS the American dollar raised helps the day is held you fourth tuesday Hospital, guests. EveryDiabetes Association sonal stories on themay want to diabetes. Alexandra Montpelier, (1-800-342-2383) or online at www. It's all preventable. Bridgette (ADA), learning your of every March. Among the primary risk NICU knows and wants you to Go fight heart disease. risk for type 2 highlight. now 16, was rushed to thefactors diabetes.org/alert. diabetes could save your life. on that day, Spano, are encour- for type 2 after her mom Becky Red, too. the Alert isat the lunthough Join here a one-day The luncheon will follow Kathryn people 30, survi- minutes diabetes are being overDiabetes is healthy lunch that aged with a heart a serious disease de- vor to take the Diabetes risk test, weight, sedentary, over thecrib. of call to action, awareness about how saw her resting in her age A cheon where she'll share type strikes by noted author Holly signed nearly 21 million children either with paper and pencil or online. 45 and grabbed her because she 2 diabetesit. important anytime of the When Kathryn Spano was nurse having a family history of she did is and adults in the U.S. it is named the risk test requires users to answer diabetes. African Americans, Latinos, year, so free Diabetes risk tests are the "silent killer" because one-third seven simple questions about age, Native Americans, Asians and Pacific available online and by calling ADA of those with the disease--more than 6 weight, lifestyle and family history-- islanders are at an increased risk, as all year long. million--do not know they have it. all potential risk factors for diabetes. are women who have babies weighing A free Diabetes risk test is availFor many, diagnosis may come People scoring 10 points or more are more than 9 pounds at birth. able all year long to determine the risk seven to 10 years after theAs part fessor inrisk for type 2 diabetes and munications and governmental for developing type 2 diabetes. the Diabetes risk test is avail- Houma. It has comprehensive BATON ROUGE � onset of at a high Marketing Judith Anne type 2 diabetes. early diagnosis is are encouraged to talk with a health of a marketing communications Garretson Folse, who teaches affairs at Mary Bird Perkins. cancer programs with Our Lady critical LSU, students in the E. care professional. class atfor successful treatment and the class each semester. "Seeing the creative ways the of the Lake Regional Medical can delay or prevent some of the An estimated 54 million Ameri- students chose to communicate Center in Baton Rouge and St. J. Ourso College of Business "Throughout this projcomplications such as with Mary cans have pre-diabetes. those with recently partneredheart diseases, ect, the students realized how Mary Bird's fight against cancer Tammany Parish Hospital in blindness, kidney disease, stroke to pre-diabetes truly help the comBird Perkins Cancer Centerand non-profitshave blood glucose lev- in southeast Louisiana was fun Covington. These programs amputation. els higher than normal but not high develop mock campaigns for a munity, and they became pas- and inspirational." are accredited by the American that's one reason the ADA holds sionate aboutdiagnosed with type enough to be telling their story," class project. Mary Bird Perkins Cancer College of Surgeons � the gold the American Diabetes Alert� Day, Folse said. Eli Jones, dean of the E. 2 diabetes. Center has been fighting cancer standard for community-based a Ourso College of Business, early intervention via lifestyle for more than 40 years with lo- cancer care. J. one-day wake-up call to inform the After seeing the students' American public about the serious- changes such as of the loss and viewed the project as a great work, members weightcommu- cations in Baton Rouge, CovingFor more information experience for the students. nications department at Mary ton, Gonzales, Hammond and visit www.marybird.org. "We want our business Bird Perkins identified Group No appointment required for most screenings. students to not only expand their Five as having the most creative knowledge in the classroom, but and strategically constructed If you do not have a doctor and have not been also build leadership skills at campaign. Group members screened in the last 12 months, these cancer LSU and apply those skills to dif- included Stephanie Riemer, screenings are available to you for free. ferent areas of work within their Jayme Broussard, Leslie-Anne communities," Jones said. Francinguines and Celeste Presented as part of the comprehensive Cancer Program Nine groups of students D'Arcangelo. of Our Lady of the Lake and Mary Bird Perkins. Screenings produced comprehensive marA link to the group's Land Line (225) 356-0703 ketingPhone (225) 235-6955 made possible by donor gifts. 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The term "Tuskegee Airmen" refers to all who were involved in the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air. The primary flight training for these servicemembers took place at the Division of Aeronautics of Tuskegee Institute. Air Corps officials built a separate facility at Tuskegee Army Air Field to train the pilots. The Tuskegee Airmen not only battled enemies during wartime but also fought against racism and segregation thus proving they were just as good as any other pilot. Racism was common during World War II and many people did not want blacks to become pilots. They trained in overcrowded classrooms and airstrips, and suffered from the racist attitude of some military officials. The Tuskegee Airman suffered many hardships, but they proved themselves to be world class pilots. Even though the Tuskegee Airmen proved their worth as military pilots they were still forced to operate in segregated units and did not fight alongside their white countrymen. The men earned the nickname "Red Tail Angels" since the bombers considered their escorts "angels" and the red paint on the propeller and tail of their planes. In March of 1942 George Roberts, Benjamin Davis Jr., Charles BeBow Jr., Mac Ross and Lemuel Custis received silver wings of Army Air Force pilots. These men completed the standard Army flight classroom instruction and many hours of flight time. Receiving their silver wings marked a milestone in being the first African Americans to qualify as military pilots in any branch of the armed forces. By the end of the war, 992 men had graduated from Negro Air Corps pilot training at Tuskegee; 450 were sent overseas for combat assignment. During the same period, about 150 lost their lives while in training or on combat flights. These black Airmen manage to destroy or damage over 409 German airplanes, 950 ground units, and sank a battleship destroyer. They ran more than 200 bomber escort missions during World War II. On Nov. 6, 1998, President Clinton approved Public Law 105-355, which established the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Ala., to commemorate and interpret the heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. When the site opened Oct. 10, 2008, at Moton Field, Ala., National Park Officials designated part of Interstate 85, which passes near the city of Tuskegee, as the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Highway. Su Host Black History Month activities BATON ROUGE - Southern University has a number of events scheduled to commemorate Black History Month, including a statewide conference of black elected officials focusing on the state of higher education in Louisiana. The events, dates and times are as follows: * Feb. 7: SU grad, Brigadier Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw will give a lecture at 1 p.m. in W.W. Stewart Hall, sponsored by the SU NAVY ROTC, the Office of Student Programs and the Living, Learning Community. * Feb. 8: Community Activist Dr. Calvin Mackie will be speaking to Southern's Business & Industry Cluster's Black Business Assembly at noon in the Cotillion Ballroom of the SmithBrown Union. * Feb. 11: The BLACKOUT, a student "lock-in" with the Student Government Association and the student fundraising group "Up Til' Dawn," from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., to raise money for charity. * Feb. 13: Student Affairs Lifetime Achievement Awards, "Going Back to the Old Landmark," honoring composer/songwriter, founder and CEO of the Heritage Music Foundation Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux at 5 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom. The Southern University Interdenominational Gospel Choir and local area church choirs will perform during the event. Douroux attended Southern and obtained a B.A. degree at California State University Los Angeles, an M.S. degree, teaching credentials, and an advanced Master's Degree from the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. from the University of Beverly Hills. * Feb. 15: Ash� Cultural Arts Center Dance and Drums Seminar and Performance "Origin of Life on Earth" workshop at noon in the Lake Front Room of the Union. Performance at 6:30 p.m. in the Cotillion Ballroom. Black Movies in History Showcase presented by the History Department, 5 p.m., J.K. Haynes School of Nursing auditorium. * Feb. 16: "Greek Life History and Effects of Hazing," with guest speaker Dr. Walter Kimbrough, 5:30 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom. * Feb. 17: Biblical Account of Black History with `The Son of Man,' Nursing School auditorium, 6 p.m. * Feb. 18: Red Fashion Show, benefiting the American Heart Association at noon, in the Cotillion Ballroom. There is a fee. * Feb. 22: Rape Crisis Center, Student Life and Students Affairs will present "Relationships and Troubles," in the Nursing School auditorium, 5 p.m. * Feb. 23: The Student Government Association "Teaches Black History" initiative with Capitol High Pre-College Academy- Quiz Bowl, which will include scholarship and poster contests. In the Union from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Carter G. Woodson Black History Society will hold a lecture at 9 a.m. in rooms 118-119 of Rodney G. Higgins Hall. * Feb. 25: The Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs will host the Statewide Conference of Black Elected Officials. Their focus will be the state of higher education in Louisiana. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom. * Feb. 26: Black College Reunion, music and fellowship, from noon to 4 p.m., LSU Fairgrounds. * Feb. 27: `Jumping the Broom," a black bridal expo by Andie's Bridal Shop, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in the Cotillion Ballroom. * Feb. 28: The Department of Residential Life will hold "Black History 365," a talent expressions and challenge bowl, at 6 p.m., Cotillion Ballroom. Please contact either Edward Pratt or LaKeeshia Giddens at 225.771.4545 for any additional information.