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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

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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-

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

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

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

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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.

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,

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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

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


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

Equipping Small Businesses

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

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

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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

BATON 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.


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“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 Tremé 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 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 anti-

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.

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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 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)

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.

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.”

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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.

‘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 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.

Safety from page 1 want everyone to remain safe so they’ll be able to enjoy another Super Bowl, especially when it will be held at the Louisiana Superdome in 2013.” According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of all fatal crashes that occurred nationwide on Super Bowl Sunday in 2008 involved impaired drivers. Super Bowl partygoers must also remember that Louisiana law requires all vehicle occupants to wear a seatbelt whether they are in the front or back seat. For individuals who plan on attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and NHTSA offer the following tips: If you are hosting a Super Bowl party: · Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers before kick-off or help arrange ride-sharing with others who are not drinking. · Keep the numbers of local cab companies handy, and remove the keys from anyone who is thinking of driving while impaired. · Serve lots of food and be sure to include plenty of nonalcoholic beverages such as soft drinks, juice and water. Contact Jamie Ainsworth at 225-925-6998 for information.

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.

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.

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The Way I See It

Dr. Maulana Karena Speaks information pertaining to how we as a people Who was that should live by them on who said, Kwanzaa a day to day basis. is losing its steam? 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 Market-

ing!” 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

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

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

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 centu-

ries 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

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“Heritage” to Celebrate Annual Children of Divorcethe Require Festival of Negro Spirituals

the Support of the Church

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 uplifting music and GMC ( www.watchGMimportant influences on their or to learn more about the findfamily entertainment, will pres-, the fastest-growing ings, visit http://www.lifeway. parenting. ent a “Be My Videostudy Valentine” in television and the LifeWay’s also network com/blackchurchlife. special on Monday, Feb. 14 from number one digital network in 7-10 a.m. ET. perceived value (source: BETA GMC is soliciting viewer Research), is America’s favorLet the cOmmunity KnOW WhatS dedications through Feb. 4 via ite channel for uplifting music Facebook and at www.watchhapping at yOuR pLace WORShip and familyOf entertainment. In 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) Thorpe, who also will present to GMC forchurch being “anevent authentic popular love-themed music family-friendly cable network.” or religious videos. Featured artists will GMC was the only television include Train (“Marry Me”), network toorganization receive the highly 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 homes on various Weekly ful Love”), Francesca Battistelli cable systems around the counpress on @ channel (“Beautiful, Beautiful”), Bebe & try, on DIRECTV CeCe Winans (“Close To You”) 338 and on Verizon FiOS on and many more. channel 224.

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ROUGE - Southern By DBATON onald L ee University’s Interdenominational Gospel Choir will celebrate its Question: I was recently ‘Finale,’ in appreciation of the asked, Why is everybody (inchoirs’ founder and director, cluding babies) paying for the Reginald Nov. 19 - 21 sin of one Collins, man (Adam)? with a host of events including Answer: Because when athe musical featuring Baton Rouge one man, Adam, sinned by area choirs and music disobeying God andworkshops eating of leading Finale Concert. the fruitup of to thea forbidden tree, Festivities kick-off he passed the sin nature with (or thea “Local Night” at 7 other p.m., state ofChoir sin) on to every Nov. 19,born at Living Faithand Chrisperson from him his tian wife,Center, Eve. So,6375 whatWinbourne this means, Ave. recording artist is thatGospel even though a newborn Wessisn’t Morgan will be spebaby old enough tothe perform cial act guest. Morgan the writer the of sin, the sinisnature still of the song, “I Choose is passed down to himtobyWorhis ship.” guests will include parentsOther (or lineage). the Showers Family fromaHamTake, for instance, baby mond, the Gospel Soul who is born addicted toChildren crack coof New Orleans the smoked Jackson caine because hisand mother 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 CHADDS FORD PA: that EdGod had to send His Son, Jesusa mondson Communications, Christ, downentertainment here to the earth to full-service prosuffer the punishment that we all motions company, will launch “inherited” fromAdonai Adam. Video a new division, Remember what God told Ministries, a global pay-perAdam in the beginning: day view video-on-demandThe service, you eat of the November 15,fruit 2010.of the tree of knowledge of good andwill evil,offer you The new firm shall SURELY die. Top Christian and gospel conhappened? Adam ate certs, What sermons/church services of forbidden fruit, or forbidbythe dynamic preachers, and a den tree. So, what wasof hisChrispunwide-ranging variety ishment? He was banned from tian-oriented programming. “The paradise he was sentenced economicand downturn has made to die (even perfect it taxing forthough peopleGod’s to afford to plan was for Adam and Eveout to treat their families to a night live forever in paradise). on the town,” says founder Al God’swho judgment handed Edmonson, has 27 gold and

State Interfaith GosdownUniversity to the serpent (through pel Choir. whom the devil spoke) was that Local choirs crawl will include he’d (the serpent) on his the Living Faith Mass belly and eat of the dustChoir, of the Greater King David Choir, ground; God tells theMass serpent that Elm Grove Church, BeaHe’d createBaptist “enmity” (which is con Light of Baton between Rouge, New a natural hatred) the Gideon Baptist Church, Hill woman’s “seed” and Rose the serBaptist. Church, Greater Mount pent’s OliveGod Baptist and goesChurch on to tell theGloserryland Baptist Church. pent that the seed of the woman Doors will open at 6 p.m. (He was speaking prophetically AJesus “College Day Finale and about Christ, God’s sacrifiWorkshop” will be to held cial Lamb, sent here diefrom for the9 a.m. - 4the p.m., on Nov. 20,bruise in the sins of world) would auditorium of “seed” W.W. Stewart his head (the of the Hall seron theand SUthe campus. event pent) “seed”The of the serwill an array music pent feature would bruise his of heel. seminars choir rehearsals Godand is speaking prophin preparation “College ecy. He’s lettingfor thethe devil know Day Finale Concert,” at 7 p.m., (through these scriptures) that at New Light Church, even though theBaptist 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 fulfilltoprophecy. platinum records his credit In as other words, God’s plan was to a music executive working with kill Jesus, the Lamb, and shed artists such as Quincy Jones, Ray His bloodand (which holdsKnight. in it the Charles, Gladys power to wash ALL sins) so “We offer themaway the opportunity that through Jesus’, or theaLamb’s, to watch a concert special death, mankind (those acfeature on their PC or TVwho at their cept sacrifice of His blood ownJesus’ leisure for only $9.99. On to thehand, cost of theirmusic sins) can thepay other many exlive throughout eternity with ecutives have been looking for God. ways to increase their revenue Man, of still must die arecord literal as a result dwindling death (as you know). But instead sales. A label can now increase its of going to hell videos and eternal torsales by offering and other ment after dying, everybody who visual entertainment through this confessed service.” Jesus Christ as their personal Lordofand Some theSavior initialbefore titles they died (or die) will beinclude (or will that viewers can watch have been) “SAVED” from eterGrammy-winner Smokie Norful’s

650 Blount Road.and Workshop parnity in torment saved into ticipates will the choir everlasting lifesing in theinpresence of during concert. God (or the BACK in the presence of The concert will also feaGod, rather). ture performances byeverybody the Voices In other words, of Joyaccepts from Bogalusa; Psalm 150 who that Jesus sacriGospel Beaumont, ficed HisChoir life sofrom that they can be Texas; Living Testimony Gospel “saved” (or “born again”) will Choireternal from Texas Southern Unihave life. And everybody versity; UnMeasurable who rejects God’s plan forPraise salvafrom the University of New Ortion and who rejects Jesus’ sacrileans; Higher Level Gospel Choir fice will be banished into outter from McNeese State University; darkness (eternal torment in the the of Louisiana at lakeUniversity of fire). Monroe So,Interdenominational from this lesson, you Ensemble; Beginnings see that GodNew is “fair” and He is Multicultural Gospel “just.” Just like the state of Choir sin [or from Texas A&M the very nature of sin]University; was passed Strong Tower the Gospel Chorale down through disobedience from Statesalvation Univerof oneGrambling man (Adam), sity Southeastern Louisiana alsoand is passed down through the University’s Choir. obedience (orGospel sacrifice) of one 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 bad men).Donald Lawrence live concerts, is it that by one Man and theSo Tri-City Singers’ “Finale” (Jesus Christ), eternal life has concert, the gold-selling Shekinah been made available to ALL men Glory Ministry’s majestic concerts, (meaning all legendary of mankind). But and even the Mighty in order to be “saved,” or “born Clouds of Joy in concert. There again,” person MUST confess are also adynamic sermons such Jesus ChristIsas hisFriend” (or her)and Lord as “Money My “I and LoveSavior. You But I Don’t Understand Romans 10:9,10 AmYou” by Bishop David(inG.the Evans, plified Bible) says Because if you who pastors a 27,000-member acknowledge confess with church outsideand of the Philadelyour lips that Jesus is Lord and phia area. The atalog 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 the dead, Today’s topfrom Christian enyou will be saved. tertainment companies such as Romans 5:15 saysEntertainBut God’s Abundant Harvest free is not at all to beEmtro comment,gift Rosyl Productions,

workshop is free and paredThe to the trespass [His grace is open college students and out ofto allall proportion to the fall of the public. man]. For if many died through The “Finale be one man’s fallingConcert” away (hiswill lapse, held at 4 p.m., Nov. 21,profusely at New his offense), much more Gideon Church, did God’sBaptist grace and the free2542 gift Balis Drive. through The concert will [that comes] the undefeature the melodious voices of served favor of the one Man Jesus former SU Interdenominational Christ abound and overflow to Gospel Choir members from and for [the benefit of] many. 1987-2010 and musicians Verses 16 through 19Greg conJones, Houston, Michael tinue toCecil explain how Adam’s sin Temple, George brought Alfonso death onWaters, everybody, but Chesterfield, Willie Jesus’ sacrifice ofRichard, His lifeReuhas ben Griffin, Shantran Hawkins made it possible that all can be and Ricky saved and Draper. be made righteous. Lawrence Jackson, You very well know that SU not Dievrector of Bands, will Jesus’ also make erybody will accept sacarifice. special musical Those whotribute don’t during accept the concert. what Jesus did for us will have Allthe events and open to pay priceare forfree 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 or (225) 773-2248. can join him Gospel, David You G. Evans Minisat 10 a.m., CST, each Sunday for tries, EMI Gospel and Kingdom morning worship in the residence Records have all signed on with center at Arborstone Apartments, more to follow. Finding a video 6500 S. Cockrell Rd. in Dallas to view is easy.Hill Customers will or by way of teleconference by browse through the catalog to find calling toll-free (712) 432-3900 a selection. A 30 second preview (conference code: Bible is available to help279498#). them choose. study, which cansingle be accessed via The cost for any video prethe teleconference line, is each sentation is $9.99. Once they’ve Thursday 7 p.m. Tothey sowhave a made theiratselection, offering to Kingdom up tolove 48 hours to view the video Living please as manyChristian times as Center, they like. Visit send to KLCC at P.O. Box www.AdonaiVideoMinistries. 211186, Dallas, TX 75211-4303. com for more information. Look Please for “Married contact to BillCommitCarpenment,” Pastor Lee’s book, ter at (202) 506-5051 first or for additional See the bible, on page 7 information.

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apart. You must continue to hold BATON ROUGE - Onbefore Febon to your faith and stay ruary 13, 2011 at the Liberty the Lord. But, it may be that the Chapel Baptist located time has comeChurch when you may atneed 720toSouth Boulevard take some qualitytheir time will be a Valentine service for yourself and spend someatof that time with God. Get on your knees before God fromyou page 4 andelfare tell him of how are feeling inside. And maybe the words wonthad come outearlier. exactly as you site, done wishRecognizing but you canthe have a good powerful weeping, wailing cryingelected falling, intersection of lobbyists, out tantrum givethe all Cato those officials and and money, problems to him. that reformreport recognized you are praying, you ingWhile corporate welfare is not mightto forget of the things likely comesome about through thatworks vexedofyou but lawmakers God knows the federal what youinfluenced are going through. he heavily by lobbycan read the pain, which flows ists. It therefore recommended through your tears. even though creating a corporate welfare he knows what’s troubling you, reform commission. But given he success still wants tell himhighabout the of to Obama’s it and bring problems his and profile deficityour commission, burdens totohim. eagerness make peace with the business community and


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a new level of strategy. African Americans must Re-brand ering all children. themselves the CDFimmediately. Action Council,They buildmust reject every image, in action, ing on the best practices states advertisement, conversation or and lessons learned about children product that does not improve falling through the bureaucratic how they themselves. When cracks ofsee Medicaid and SChiP, this happens there will beenact restrongly urged Congress to cord numbers of African Amerithe All healthy Children Act,

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therefore, humble yourselves 8:00 a.m. under the mighty hands of God, additional that heFor may exalt you ininformadue time, tion, please contact “casting all your caresAronious upon him, Dorris 225-328-1394. for he at cares for you,”(1st Peter 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 andRepublicans’ dried tears on your face, but the traditional you’ll feel better after emptying pro-business positions, Conyourself thingsbranch which gress and of thethose executive hadunlikely been heavy on yourending heart. are consider Sometimes we as go we forknow weeks corporate welfare or months trying to take matters it. into our hands and try to solve our ownGeorge problems. We are not super E. Curry, former edhumans; weofcan’t handle everyitor-in-chief Emerge magazine thing needService, God’s help. and thealone. NNPAWe News is a We have to let go of those and situkeynote speaker, moderator, ationscoach. and letHe God them. media canhandle be reached there arehis some things can’t through Web site,we www. humanly do anything You about. can also follow him at currygeorge.

cans going to college, starting business, establish the citizens of thefamilies nation and must fulfilling theirour dreams which is demand that leaders free our the “The Dream.” children from the false ideological Please tugs contact Mark S. and political of war among Hampton at 1-614-432-4097 or those who put excess profits ahead by at this address mark@ ofe-mail children’s lives. for how well did Congress protect any additional information. children in 2007? Not well enough:

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 battles. RedistrictBut 231these members scored 60 percent ing to congressmen, legislators, or lower—a failing grade from our 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 officialsneed become independent, all of competitors precincts that them to vote, for lobby, speak for and they believe offer them an protect them.will Adults need to listen advantage theircandidates next run for carefully toinwhat say re-election, and that they will do for childrencompetiand famition brutal. lies can and,become once they are in office, Pundits andaccountable. political we need to hold them analysts have written Please thank your Membersmuch of Conabout budget thator gress the withbig scores of 80battle percent isabove goingand to ensue in with the Regular let those 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 thatthat will likely Andbloodshed please convey same mesoccur thepresidential redistricting sessage toineach candidate. sion, addressing a $1.5 We must demand that ourbillion leaders 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, andBehind® equality.mission We stand No Child is to inensure solidarity with our Egyptian every child a Healthy Start, brothers and sisters. a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr is successful adulthood Senior Advisor to the Black Alliwith the help of caring families ance for Educational Options and and communities. President of Education Online Services Corporation.

talk from Radio from page 4 HUD page 5 all funny or remotely appropriLGBT individuals ate about the use and of a families lynching may remain silent because in reference about Michelle obama,’’ many local jurisdictions, they he said. ‘’it’s - i’m speechless.’’ may little or pointed no legal Ashave President Bush out recourse. While there no so eloquently during theare Black national assessments history Month event, of theLGBT noose housing discrimination, thereof represents ‘’more than a tool are statebut and local that murder a tool ofstudies 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 thiefstate reeks als filing complaints about of race-baiting and negative stereotyping of African-Americans and black men in particular. he ible from page 6 But it’s hardly the first time either has ventured into questionable aand collaboration he did with offensive territory. how can Pastor Brigitte “Bre” Eaton of Houston centering on marriage, living single, life after

we forget o’reilly’s less-thanand local comments agencies that havea informed regarding LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimidinner he shared last year with nation laws. Sharpton at Sylvia’s in harlem? The Fair Housing o’reilly expressed surpriseAct over 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,in ‘’there wasn’t one person disability and familial status. Sylvia’s who 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,atour andwww.hud. our world? mail thisnation address 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.

cally pointed out that changes which occur in a human being is redirected to pull from the core of his own humanity to reaffirm self worth and purpose. he will then by nature acquire the will to do for himself and others. Space is not available to cover concerns of so many people

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!



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Tuskegee Airmen - Circa May 1942 to Aug 1943 Location unknown, likely Southern Italy or North Africa

The Tuskegee Airman were an elite group of African-American pilots in the 1940s. They were pioneers in equality and integration of the Armed Forces. 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: Ashé 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.

Baton Rouge Weekly Press Week of Feb 3, 2011