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NAACP and Black Legislators protest boot camp death

... Anderson is the third Black child to die while under the
care of the State's Juvenile Justice System in the last three
years. The attorney said it is peculiar that no white children
are dying under similar circumstances ...

By Renee M. Harris
and Reginald Clyne
rharris(miamitimesonline. corn
In 1955, Look magazine published
"The Shocking Story of Approved
Killing in Mississippi," following the
murder of Emmett Till 14-year-old
Black youth mercilessly beaten to
death by white racists claiming he
had whistled at a white woman.
In 2006, "The Shocking Story of
Approved Killing in Florida," could be
published to describe the death of
Martin Anderson, also 14, at the

hands of boot camp guards mere
hours after his arrival. In both
deaths, the young Black teens' bodies
swelled well beyond their normal
body weight rendering their
corpses virtually unrecognizable.
State Senator Frederica Wilson's
voice was full of emotion as she
described Anderson's death, an event
she has coined a "modern day
Emmett Till." "His mother told me
that Martin weighed 130 pounds
when he went into that facility and
196 pounds when he was buried,"
Wilson said.

Martin Lee Anderson's body. The boy weighed 130 pounds when he
entered the boot camp and 196 pounds at death. Sen. Wilson attributed
the excess weight to swelling from internal hemorrhaging.

According to
Wilson, the morti-
cian in Panama
City had to work
extensively to draw
fluid from Martin's
body apparently
swollen from the
Excessive internal
MARTIN Published reports
ANDERSON have listed
Anderson's pre-
beating weight at 140; the controver-
sial autopsy report completed by Dr.
Charles Siebert lists his weight at
194 and refers to him as 'well-devel-
oped, well nourished...'
Siebert's findings have left elected
officials, the public and medical
experts shocked and incredulous
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By Renee M. Harris
Sen. Fredericka Wilson does
not support social promotions.
She does not support grade
level retention either. The for-
mer Skyway elementary prin-
cipal said retention can be
appropriate, however, the
manner by which the decision
is made to retain a child is crit-
Wilson is adamant that stu-
dents should not be retained
as a result of their FCAT
scores only. "If they get good
grades and are on the honor
roll, that is irrelevant," she
said of the controversial test
that Gov. Jeb Bush imple-
The State Senator is joining
with Dr. Robert Ingram, Miami
Dade County school .board

member, to host an FCAT pub-
lic hearing next week that she
said will afford people an
opportunity to voice their con-
cerns about high stakes test-
Wilson said
the use of a
Child Study
Team a
group com-
prised of the
child's princi-
pal, assistant
teachers, WILSON
and parents should be con-
vened to determine whether a
child should be retained or
not. "A child's teacher or their
parent can recommend reten-
tion," she said.
It is then up to the group to
look at the.child holistically to

determine whether retention is graders across the state are
in his best interest. "We'll ask being retained. Wilson said
if little Timothy's eyes have "they are creating reasons to
been tested, whether eats retain ninth graders so they
breakfast regularly and how he won't mess up the school's
holds his FCAT grade."
pencil to Wilson said tenth graders'
assess his FCAT scores factor into a
motor skills," school's overall FCAT score.
Wilson said. She is concerned that strug-
At the con- gling ninth graders are being
delusion of the retained so that their low
conference, FCAT scores do not lower a
Wilson said, school's FCAT grade.
the group will The State Board of
INGRAM have reached Education is also pushing an
a decision "FCAT for college students"
that may or may not include that will determine whether
retention. In any event, Wilson they graduate or not, accord-
said, the decision is an ing to Wilson. "They will begin
informed one that takes many giving this test to college jun-
other things into account, not iors...and if they do not pass,
just a test. they will not graduate." Wilson
According to Wilson, thou- said the proposed exit exam
sands of third and ninth Please turn to FCAT 8A

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DJJ must stop killing

Black youth

The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has killed
another Black child. Martin Anderson's death is a
striking indication of the paltry value DJJ places on
the lives of young Black men. That our juvenile facilities and
the prison system are being packed with young Black men
while their college enrollment is steadily declining is telling of
the state and the nation's priorities.
The nation's penal system is a multibillion dollar industry
that is showing no signs of diversion to the more effective pre-
vention and intervention approaches that exist.
The government's get tough on crime approach is shallow
and poorly executed. Boot camp seems a harsh consequence
for a youth guilty of taking a joy ride in his grandmother's car.
Anderson had been an honor roll student. The potential for
getting him back on the straight and narrow did not rest in a
boot camp.
If the government was serious about getting tough on crime,
it would pay attention to research that shows that boot camps
do not work. Period. They take kids with minimal to moderate
criminal experience and teach them how to become hardened
The programs that do work provide a holistic approach to
rehabilitating youth. These are the programs that examine a
child's background, family life, educational abilities and men-
tal health status and tailors treatment to suit the individual
These programs do not attempt to pacify a confused public
that alternately supports the get tough approach but winces
when the approach gets too tough.
Black parents and the community in general must do more
to help ensure that our Black boys do not end up in the hands
of the state. When they do end up there, however, the state is
required to help them, not hurt them. Certainly not kill them.
The cover-up that has ensued after Anderson's death is des-
picable. Sheriff McKeithen's decision to close the boot camp is
the only good news to come from this tragedy. We urge
Secretary Schembri to deny the sheriffs request to "institute
a newly designed program." McKeithen has already demon-
strated that he is not qualified to run any program involved
with children.

Stop interfering in

Haitian politics
Trrhe best and most straightforward advice on Haiti to be
Given to our Country has come from Ira Kurzban who
was the counsel general for Haiti for 13 years during
the governments or Ren6 Pr6val and Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
following are excerpts from his op-ed piece in Sunday's Herald.
The election of Rend Pr6val as president of Haiti can be a
turning point in our government's relationship to the Haitian
people. Preval clearly has a preference to help Haiti's poor, and
it was the poor who gave him an overwhelming electoral victo-
ry that was four times larger than his closest rival.
In light of this preference for the poor, policymakers in
Washington need to, reviewour own policies, which too often
reflectively supported Haiti's tiny elite in their effort to destabi-
lize Haiti's popular democracy.
The current policies have led us to a dead end of continually
trying to suppress popular democracy without raising the eco-
nomic status of the poor. Although our short-term interests
may be to stop Haitian migrants and drugs from entering the
United States, our long-term interests must be to alter the eco-
nomic conditions in a country that has the largest population
and therefore the largest potential market of all the CARICOM
With President Pr6val we can begin to engage in a new for-
eign policy that should include the following strategies:
Stop interfering in the internal politics of Haiti. Who Prdval
picks as a prime minister and members of his cabinet should
be his own affair and not a "litmus test" for anything. Our
efforts to force a government of national reconciliation in Haiti
is an affront to Haitian sovereignty as much as it.would be for
the Chinese government to tell a Republican president that he
had to include Democrats, Libertarians, Socialists and others
in his government to show unity.
Similarly, we should not hamper efforts to allow all Haitians
to return from abroad who have been forced into exile or inter-
fere in the reconstruction of Fanmi Lavalas or any other party
the Haitian people support.
Also, no funds from either the Agency for International
Development or the International Republican Institute should
be expended to undermine Haiti's political parties or to create
new political parties. These are matters best left to the Haitian
people to decide.
Work constructively with the Haitian government to provide
assistance on a national level. For the past decade our assis-
tance has been directed to nongovernmental organizations
rather than to the Haitian government, and from 2000 to 2004
we had a total development-assistance embargo against the
Haitian government. Preval's victory gives us an opportunity
for a new beginning where we can work with the Haitian gov-
ernment on their terms, not ours. Haiti's massive health, infra-
structure, environmental and educational problems can not be
solved through nongovernmental organizations.
We must provide substantial direct assistance to the Haitian
government and we must ensure that our assistance and that
of other developed countries is not coupled with political
demands. Micromanaging Haiti's nascent democracy by stran-
gling its government economically has been a dismal failure
and it ignores our own history where democracy took decades
to develop.
Provide technical expertise and financial resources to trans-
form agrarian life. The United States possesses the world's
greatest expertise on eliminating agrarian and rural poverty.
We have the most successful rural electrification program in
the history of the world. We have highly advanced farming
facilities and agricultural techniques that we could and should
put at the disposal of the Haitian government. Such efforts
would help Haiti move toward self-sufficiency in food produc-
tion, and rural electrification would reverse the downward eco-
logical spiral Haiti faces.
Additionally, the United States has great expertise in rural
health programs. In a country where there is only one doctor
for every 11,000 citizens and where most doctors are in urban
areas, we have the capacity to develop healthcare programs
where none exist.

Interfering in Haiti's political life and conditioning assistance
on political benchmarks has failed Haiti and its poor. It is time
that we begin a new, more gracious strategy, that provides
assistance simply to reverse Haiti's massive poverty.
Ira Kurzban was the general counsel for Haiti for 13 years
during the governments of Ren6 Prival and Jean-Bertrand

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Thank God for

the video tape
Black men have been beaten and killed innumerable times
in "strange circumstances." Until recently, the unexplained
deaths were attributable to "justified reasons" such as
"resisting arrest" or "natural causes."
A recent "natural cause" death is making headlines. A 14
year old boy who allegedly died of natural causes due to sick-
le cell anemia was shown in a video tape being beaten by five
guards. The tape shows officers holding Martin Lee
Anderson, while one officer violently knees him in the back of
the legs which causes him to fall to the ground. He is then
kneed, kicked repeatedly, subjected to painful wrist locks,
choked, and repeatedly punched. During this battery, the
boy does not resist and his body appears-inert.
The child was taken to Pensacola Sacred Heart Hospital in
Escambia County where he died. Normally, the autopsy is
performed in the County where the victim died. In this case,
the Sheriff of Bay County, the same Sheriff who runs the
Boot Camp, requested that the autopsy take place in Bay
County. The coroner in Bay County found that Martin Lee
Anderson died of natural causes despite the fact that their
was evidence of internal bleeding. His findings are being
questioned by other coroners and experts in sickle cell ane-
Absent the videotape, this would be just another Black
child dying. It is highly unlikely that any of the officers
involved in'the beating would break the news. Even if one
officer broke the pact of silence that surrounds such beat-
ings, he would be discredited by his four companions.
However, in a world of surveillance video and cell phone cam-
eras, the truth is harder to hide.
Ben Crump, of Parks and Crump, has stated that this is a
big cover-up. The indicia seems to prove his statement. Two
other black children have died in boot camps this year.
The switch from the Escambia Coroner's Office: to :the ay.
County Coroner smacks of cover-up. Finally, the incriminat-
ing video was not released until the Miami Herald and CNN
filed a public records request. The Sheriff of Bay County
describes it as an "unfortunate incident." I think a stronger
term is necessary to describe an incident where 5 grown men
beat a child to death, while a nurse watches with her hands
on her hips. How does murder sound?

County commissioners

need a real salary

A critical issue is being brought forward that has been
rejected by taxpayers in the past salaries for Miami-Dade
County Commissioners. Miami Dade County has over a $6
billion budget, a budget larger than many states, for that
matter a budget larger than many countries. The County is
the second largest employer in Miami-Dade County. The
decisions of the elected officials of this entity affect every per-
son who lives or works in Miami Dade County, and have
repercussions that affect the rest of Florida, and the nation,
and for that matter Haiti, Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil,
Nicaragua, Honduras, etc.
As citizens and taxpayers, we deserve the most honest and
best possible leaders as County Commissioners. Paying
someone $6,000 a year to handle a full-time job is ludicrous.
Broward and Palm Beach Counties pay real salaries to their
commissioners. A $6,000 per year salary makes it impossi-
ble for anyone but the very rich to work full-time as a County
People complain that the incumbents stay in their posi-
tions for life. Very few people can work 60 hours per week as
a commissioner, hold down a paying job and maintain a sem-
blance of family life. With a $6 billion budget we can afford
the requested $83,000 salaries. The salaries would consti-
tute 1/10,000 of the budget, which is not going to have any
fiscal impact. It is time to stop being short-sighted and pay
our commissioners a real salary, not one based on "1957
Dade County when the population was 1/10 of our current

Tate lawyer asks

for dismissal
The original indictment
charging Lionel Tate with mur-
dering a young girl in Pembroke
Park when he was 12 should be
dismissed because Florida law
allowing children to be tried as
adults is unconstitutional,
Tate's lawyer said.
A motion to dismiss the
indictment, filed by Miami
attorney Ellis Rubin, says the
authority of prosecutors to
"instantly transform this child
into an adult" is contradicted
by state and U.S. Supreme
Court rulings and violates basic
due process protections.
Broward Circuit Court Judge
Joel Lazarus has scheduled a
Feb. 24 hearing on the motion
filed late last week. A hearing
on whether probation should be
revoked is set for Feb. 27.

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We know it's going to be a tough sell, but we really should give
our Metro-Dade commissioners that $83,000 pay raise they have
been trying to get for almost 50 years. If they get the loot, maybe
they will cease to cut deals with their friends that are not in the
best interest of our taxpayers.

Miami Dolphin lineman Damion McIntosh and his wife
Precious have separated since County police were called to their
$1.3 million home in Davie last week during a domestic quarrel.
Mrs. McIntosh refused to press charges and Damion was
ordered away from her. Stay tuned.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice seems more con-
cerned with worrying about Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez's ties to Cuba than with our country's oil imports to
keep our economy going. Here's what the Venezuelan president
said this week: "The government of the United States should
know that if they go over the line, they are not going to have
. Venezuelan oil".
New York Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton is not the only
woman being talked about for the Oval Office in 2008. Two
prominent Black women getting serious consideration are
Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, 60, and U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice, 51.
We don't quite understand how Miami-Dade County can ben-
efit our affordable housing problem by cutting a deal with
Overtown Civic Partnership to purchase a water chilling plant
from the Tampa Electric Company for $9 Million. Maybe OCP
vice-president Irby McKnight will enlighten us.
There's a big stink rising in this state since, the Bay County
chief medical examiner ruled that 17-year old Martin Anderson
died of "natural causes" after an altercation with guards at a
Panama City boot camp. Stay tuned.
Now we know why Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton
pushed legislation in December to give Miami Mayor Manny
Diaz a $53,000 raise. Turns out the two were partners in an
investment property that will soon make a handsome profit
when it is sold in Coconut Grove.
The power has shifted at County Hall. Miami-Dade
Commission Chairman Joe Martinez seems to have retaken
the leadership from Mayor Carlos Alvarez who was so busy try-
ing to strengthen that mayor's office at the expense of the coun-
ty manager and the commission that he has now lost what lit-
tle clout he once had. Warning to politicians: greed destroys.
Stay tuned.
Florida auditors are questioning a lot of those hurricane
expenses that Florida Power and Light Company wants to collect
from consumers for damages done by hurricanes Wilma, Katrina
and Rita. FPL wants us to pay $827 million of their expenses.

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Who do you think are Miami's three most

important Black leaders? Why?

"I don't
know too
much about
politics, but
Meek is a
leader. He
tackles a lot of
issues dealing
with Black folks that a lot of
people don't want to touch. The
best thing I like about him is he
always stays around in the
community. Carrie Meek is one
of the many people that set a lot
of things up for us today. She's
not always on the scene, but
when something major comes
around she's always there. I
also like Bishop Curry. He does
a lot with the churches, plus he
has his own radio station".
Meek is a
leader because
he helps most
of the Blacks
around the
M. Athalie
Range is very
important to
the community. I believe she is
one of the reasons they
reopened Virginia Key Beach.
Carrie Meek will always stay up
there as one of the top Black
leaders in Miami. She has done
a lot of work as far as housing
and putting in work around the

"We had a
good one in
Teele, he did a
lot of work in
Overtown. I
think Dorrin
Rolle is a good
because he
always works
with the Black communities. It
seems as if he wants to help
Blacks out. Congressman
Kendrick Meek, even though
he's up in Washington, he has-
n't forgotten where he came
from. You can see him march-
ing when something is happen-
ing so he stays active. Frederica
Wilson is very important to me
because she helps out a lot with
education. The F-CAT is one of
her top priorities and I like
Meek has
made a big
impact with
the Haitians. I
saw him walk-
ing down the
street and
that's some-
thing he does
all the time. Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, because back when
I was in elementary school she
was my principal. The things
she did and still does made me
want to be someone important.
The third person would be
Bishop Victor T. Curry, because
he is a pastor/teacher and he's
making a huge impact with his
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church. He also helps out
around the community."
is a good
leader. She
has been in
the communi-
ty for so long.
She helps peo-
ple with edu-
issues but also helps out in the
areas of Liberty City, Overtown
and all different parts of Miami.
Carrie Meek has done a lot for
our community for a long peri-
od of time. Look at the Liberty
City area now and you see we
have had a lot of improvements
there. Congressman Kendrick
Meek is the most important in
Miami. Especially with him
being a young, Black leader. He
is always active in our commu-
Rolle, I knew
him when he
was born. He
has done an
excellent job
in the commu-
n i t y
Kendrick Meek is outstanding
in the community. He's in
Washington but he still makes
sure he takes care of home. His
mother, Carrie Meek is the next
on the list. She has set up a
path in the past and that's the
one her son is following."

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NASSAU A judge in the to their legs, an official said. after they pleaded guilty to
Bahamas imposed fines Friday Felicia Terry, 22, of Fort charges of cocaine possession
on two U.S. women who were Lauderdale, and Shiknia Rozier, and attempted smuggling, said
arrested as they tried to board a 22, of Deerfield Beach were Bassil Rahming, a spokesman for
cruise ship with cocaine strapped ordered to pay $20,000 each the Royal Bahamian Police Force.

Broward fund to raise $50 million for small businesses

Fort Lauderdale's CRA
Fund Advisors plan to raise
$50 million through its
socially-conscious CRA
Qualified Investment Fund to
support small business loans
in minority communities and
areas hit by natural disas-
ters, it announced Thursday.
The fund's "small business
initiative" will make invest-
ments in Small Business
Administration and U.S.
Department of Agriculture
loan pools, along with munic-

ipal bonds and asset-backed
securities that finance eco-
nomic development. Founded
in 1999, the CRA Qualified
Investment Fund is a fixed-

income mutual fund with
some 300 institutional
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And the Women Gather radio program

Renee M. Harris, Miami
Times Operations Manager, will
join motivational speaker, life
coach and radio host Lorna
Owens this Saturday on her
weekly show, And the Women
Gather on 88.9. WDNA FM.
This week's topic will address
whether Black women seriously
support each other's goals and
dreams or simply give lip serv-
Listeners may join the discus-
sion by calling 1-866-688-
9362. The show airs at 8 am on

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Video shows brutal beating; teen's death ruled 'natural'

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with his conclusion that
Anderson died as a result of
sickle cell trait. Compounding
the disbelief of the doctor's
autopsy findings is the video-
tape of the beating released last
The intentionally blurred
video showed uniformed guards
at the juvenile detention boot
camp shoving their knees force-
fully into the tall, thin boy,
punching him as he lay motion-
less and yanking him up,
apparently to have him take
their beating on his feet. The
video was reportedly blurred by
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement to protect the
identities of other youth at the
boot camp.
Standing nearby doing noth-
ing was a woman dressed in
white, ostensibly a licensed
nurse employed at the facility to
help safeguard the health and
well-being of teens placed there.
Regarding the medical exam-

iner's findings, Sen. Wilson
said, "that just shows the arro-
gance, the audacity that they
could even" conclude that the
boy's death was due to natural
causes. "The video is the autop-
sy," the former elementary
school principal added.
Ben Crump of Parks &
Crump, LLC is the attorney for
the Estate of Martin Lee
Anderson. Crump told The
Miami Times that during the
ensuing beating, his client was
drifting in and out of uncon-
sciousness, an action deemed
"uncooperative," and the reason
for the more vicious beating.
Crump disputes Siebert's
autopsy findings, adding that
coroners from around the coun-
try have said that such a finding
does not comport with medical
Crump noted that Anderson
is the third Black child to die
while under the care of the
State's Juvenile Justice
System in the last three years.
The attorney said it is peculiar
that no white children are

Attorney Ben Crump, left, holds up pictures of Martin Anderson, as Anderson's mother Gina
Jones and father Robert Anderson, right,appear during a news conference Jan. 10. -AP Photo/PhilCoale

dying under similar circum-
Crump said the closely
linked public officials of Bay
County are trying to cover up

the crime. He cites the unusu-
al decision to have the autopsy
done outside of Escambia
county, the place of death.
Following the death of her

son, Anderson's mother, Gina
Jones, gave permission to the
Coroner of Escambia County to
perform the autopsy the
location of Pensacola's Sacred

Heart Hospital, where
Anderson died. Unbeknownst
to Jones, Bay County Sheriff
Frank McKeithen, made
arrangements for the Coroner
of Bay County to perform the
The case is receiving support
from the NAACP, Al Sharpton,
Jesse Jackson and the State
Conference of Black
Legislators. The NAACP is
holding a rally on Feb. 25 in
Panama City and the State
Conference of Black Legislators
is having a rally on March 11.
"I honestly believe that this
could be any of our children.
And if we don't demand justice,
shame on us, when this hap-
pens to the next Black child,"
Crump said.
Late Tuesday afternoon, Bay
County Sheriff Frank
McKeithen faxed a letter giving
the DJJ a 90 day written notice
that the boot camp "will no
longer participate or be
involved with the Department
of Juvenile Justice Boot Camp

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Apparently out of the country
and therefore out of sight of his
NFL employer, enigmatic Miami
Dolphins running back Ricky
Williams hardly is out of mind -
especially in light of several
reports that he once again has
violated the league's drug policy
and faces a one-year suspen-
Various media outlets,
including South Florida news-

papers The Miami Herald and
the Fort Lauderdale Sun-
Sentinel, reported Monday that
Williams, according to people
familiar with the situation,
either missed or failed a
mandatory drug test. But
almost everyone concerned is
keeping mum about the player
who abruptly quit the game in
2004 before returning last sea-
son after'serving a four-game

suspension for marijuana use.
Williams' agent, Leigh
Steinberg, could not be
reached for comment Monday.
The Dolphins declined to com-
ment, as did the NFL.
Williams, who rushed for
743 yards and six touchdowns
last season, is in India,
Williams' mother, Sandra
Williams, told the Sun-

Williams returned after sit-
ting out 2004 largely because
of a breach-of-contract deci-
sion that determined he
would owe the Dolphins $8.6
million if he stayed retired.
Late last summer, on the first
day of training camp, he said
one of his objectives was to
not become a burden to the
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Members of a Blue Ribbon
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National African American
Drug Policy Coalition held pub-
lic hearing to investigate and
develop recommendations on
the racial disparities in sub-
stance abuse polices across the
nation. The Commission heard
testimony from Black profes-
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professionals and others.
The information gathered in

the hearings will serve to devel-
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that the Coalition will issue in
the spring as part of an initia-
tive to change U.S. drug poli-
cies and laws and to advocate
for drug policies and laws that
take into account drug abuse
as a public health issue, among
other factors.
Los Angeles area policy mak-
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professionals provided testimo-
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is a factor in the implementa-

unfair drug laws
tion of alcohol and illegal drugs
laws as well as substance
abuse prevention and treat-
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also dealt with questions of
whether substance abuse laws
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The Governing Board of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Miami Urbanized Area will hold a public
hearing on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111
NW First Street, Miami, Florida, for the purposes of approving:
1. 'Special' Amendment to the 2030.Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
a. This amendment will include funding to advance the City of Miami Streetcar Project from unfunded to a Priority I project
in the 2030 LRTP. The proposed amendment is being handled as a 'special amendment' item because project
development activities are underway. Special amendments (also referred to as 'emergency amendments') are proposed
outside of the regular annual cycle of LRTP amendments when conditions warrant.
2. Amendments to the FY 2006 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
a. City of Miami Streetcar Project
The proposed amendment will add $7,400,000 to include the City of Miami Streetcar Project in the TIP. This amendment
will also allow for the City of Miami to begin in FY 05/06 the Alternatives Analysis/Environmental process for subject project.
b. Purchase New Buses and Park and Ride Lot Construction
The proposed amendments will add funds from the State County Incentive Grant Program (CIGP) and County Incentive
Grant Program-Growth Management (CIGR) in FY 2006 for the purchase of approximately fourteen additional buses for
service expansion by Miami-Dade Transit and the construction of a new park and ride facility in NW Miami-Dade County
along Miami-Gardens Drive (SR860) at NW 73rd Avenue. FDOT proposes to move $4,647,000 in State funds from District
Reserves. Both projects are required to provide a 50% local matching funds.
c. City of North Miami Bike Path
This amendment will add Intermodal Surface Transportation Act (ISTEA) Congressional appropriated demonstration funds
for the Design phase in FY 2006 for a bike path project at NW 135th Street East of Biscayne Boulevard to South
Bayvista Boulevard.
3. Locally Preferred Alternatives (LPAs)
a. North Corridor Metrorail Extension
The proposed adjusted LPA is a result of the environmental impact analysis process. The Miami-Dade Transit (MDT)
proposes modifications to the original 1999 LPA which affected approximately 163 parcels. The proposed 2006 LPA
modifications are considered beneficial to reduce property impacts to approximately 129 parcels, enhance accessibility and
improve intermodal connections along the North Corridor.
b. Miami Intermodal Center-Earlington Heights Connector
The Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) proposes modifications to the MIC- Earlington Heights Connector LPA to reduce property
impacts and improve intermodal connections at the MIC.
All interested parties are invited to attend. For copies of the TIP and/or further information, please contact the MPO
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A double-murder suicide occurred on Valentine's day. Miami-Dade
detectives said the 46-year-old man was upset because his wife had
planned to leave him. Officials said he shot and killed her and his
mother in-law before turning the gun on himself. According to
police, the couple was separated since last September but they were
still living together. Their eight-year-old son was the one who called
the police.

On January 29, a woman was arrested at Northeast 165th Terrace
and 10th Avenue for burglary. Police caught the woman walking
around suspiciously in a home at 10:17 a.m.The woman had climbed
through the window and brought two suitcases with her. Officials
arrested the woman on the scene.
On January 28, two men robbed a woman at gunpoint around 6:35
a.m. She was walking along 125th Street and NW 8th Avenue when
two men she described as clean cut, pointed a semi-automatic hand-
gun at her and demanded money. The victim told the thieves she did-
n't have any money, so they snatched the black bag she was carry-
ing. The bag contained her clothes and a passport.
On January 28, a thief took one lug nut from each tire of a 2002
Toyota 4Runner at a condominium. According to the police report, a
security guard spotted a man near the car and escorted him off the
property. The security guard did not notice what was missing until
the following day.

On January 27, a man was arrested for credit card fraud at Home
Depot located at 1205 Biscayne Blvd. According to police, the man
tried to use a counterfeit bank card to purchase a generator, paint,
extension poles and cement bags. Around 1 p.m. police noticed the
man had a counterfeit bank card and driver's license that had the
same name as other counterfeit cards he possessed. The items were
valued at $917.

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Controversial McDuffie riot cop dies

Ubaldo V. Del Toro, a long-
time police officer, died Feb. 14
of brain cancer. He was 52.
Del Toro worked for the
Hialeah Police Department
until he left to teach college in
2003. Earlier in his career he
had worked for the MiamiDade
Police Department.
He was tried for and acquitted
of cover-up charges in one of
the county's most infamous

police brutality cases: the 1979
beating death of Arthur
McDuffie, a searing moment in
the county's history that
touched off street riots. ;
Del Toro had been accused of
failing to disclose his knowledge
of an alleged coverup. He was
acquitted in 1980. Miami-Dade
reinstated him and allowed him
to resign with a clean record in

Black professionals

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detailed multiple instances of
inequitable and damaging treat-
ment of Blacks facing drug
"Profoundly documented are
the equality gaps that continue to
undermine African Americans
and their quest for parity in the
American justice mainstream in
critical areas of economics, edu-
cation, health, civil rights and
social justice, and civic engage-
ment," said Lee P. Brown, chair of
the Commission. "We must shift
national attention to focus on the
continuing and unacceptable
racial disparities that keep
African Americans from access-
ing and using effective preventive
health and health treatment serv-
ices that are so vitally needed."
The Coalition launched the ini-
tiative in response to concerns,
such as those raised in a recent
study conducted by the RAND
Drug Policy Research Center that
called attention to the fact that
disadvantaged racial and ethnic
minorities in the U.S. are over
represented in the criminal jus-
tice system, primarily in regard to
drug offenses. In its study the
RAND Drug Policy Research
Center said that the use of incar-
ceration for drug control has had
significant effects on the health
and well-being of minority com-
Supported by the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation and based
at the. Howard University School
of Law, the Coalition comprises
23 organizations with a total
membership of 255,000. Each
Coalition member organization
contributes its professional
expertise toward eradicating the
negative societal effects of drug
abuse, particularly in the Black
community. The desired out-
comes of the Coalition's efforts
are to protect the nation's chil-
dren from drug use, reduce
crime, improve public safety and
order, enhance public health,
and promote the wise and effi-
cient use of scarce public
"This Coalition is the most
broad based group I have ever
seen. The recommendations put
forth will move drug control poli-
cy in a more constructive direc-
tion, especially as it relates to
people of color," said Kurt L.
Schmoke, dean of Howard Law
School and chair of the Coalition.
"A major effort will focus on pre-
trial diversion and where sen-
tencing is necessary, on thera-
peutic sentencing where we will
educate and train judges to pro-
vide sentences to drug offenders
that will make them better people
coming out of prison than they
were going in."

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9t 2006

Director: Saul Swimmer
USA, 94 min., Digital Betacam, Color,
COL, Thu., Mar. 9, 9 p.m.
A celebration of the life and art of the
incomparable Bob Marley, this joyous
documentary puts the reggae master's music
front and center, featuring rare concert
footage as well as outstanding performances
of Marley compositions and reggae classics
from some of today's top artists, including
Peter Tosh, Seal, Ziggy Marley & The Melody
Makers, Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill-in
celebration and in memory- 25 years
=- World Premiere

Directors: Shaun Conrad, David Raccuglia
USA, 66 min., 35mm, Color/B/W, 2005
COL, Sat., Mar. 4, 4 p.m.
Purvis Young's colorful, visionary paint-
ings record the life and embody the spirit
of Overtown. And, after 30 years spent
toiling away in the same dilapidated ware-
house, the art world finally took notice.
This perceptive documentary illuminates
the life and work of this uncompromising
African-American pioneer through exten-
sive interviews with the artist, his friends
and colleagues.
2 World Premiere

COL Colony Theatre
COSF Cosford Cinema
INTR Sunrise Cinemas Intracoastal
RIO, R11, R17, R18 Regal South Beach

Director: Pete Chatmon
USA, 95 min., Digital Betacam, Color,
R18, Mon., Mar. 6, 6:45 p.m.
R17, Fri., Mar. 10, 9:30 p.m.
R18, Sun., Mar. 12, 9 p.m.
A struggling actor named Cool is fed up
with stereotypical African-American roles.
While pumping gas to make ends meet,
he collides with his long-lost ex-fiancee.
She's getting married to a businessman -
in 36 hours. As the clock ticks away, Cool
gets a clue and plans a comeback as an
ultra-hip musical score plays.
i World Premiere

Director: Khalo Matabane
South Africa, 82 min., Digital Betacam,
Color, 2005
R18, Sun., Mar. 5, 6:45 p.m.
R18, Wed., Mar. 8, 3:45 p.m.
An inventive film from a major new
South African voice fuses fiction and
documentary to explore Johannesburg
as an unlikely haven for the world's war
refugees. In a park where he reads heady
novels, Keniloe finds a real-life character
in Fatima, a Somali refugee with a tragic
story. Searching for her in the streets of
Johannesburg, Keniloe finds there are
many "Fatimas."
S 3I U.S. Premiere

Directors: Zach Niles, Banker White Director: Dani K<
Guinea/Sierra Leone/USA, 80 min., Burkina Faso, 86
Digital Betacam, Color, 2005 Color, 2005
R18, Mon., Mar. 6, 9 p.m. INTR, Sat., Mar.
RIO, Thu., Mar. 9, 4 p.m. RIO, Fri., Mar. I

And the beat goes on! Refugees, victims
of the brutal Sierra Leone war, form a band
and perform reggae-tinged music in their
safe-haven camp in Guinea. While their
music inspires, their powerful personal
stories quickly dispel the stereotype of
refugees as helpless victims of war. A
moving and elating experience. Winner of
the Best Documentary Award at the A.F.I.
Film Festival 2005.
MM East Coast Premiere

Director: Gavin Hood
South Africa/UK, 94 min., 35mm, Color,
GUS, Tue., Mar. 7, 7 p.m.
A twenty-something thug is prone to
robbing, mugging and backstabbing
fellow crooks. The day he carjacks and
shoots a middle-class woman is a new
low. The victim's baby is in the back seat.
Is anybody beyond redemption? Winner of
Audience Awards at both the Edinburgh
and Toronto International Film Festivals.
A nail-biting emotional rollercoaster.
MMSS East Coast Premiere

COSF, Sat., Mar.

Presented by
Miami Dade College
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min., Digital Betacam,

4, 4 p.m.
10, 7 p.m.
11, 8:30 p.m.

A winner from FESPACO in Burkina Faso,
Africa. The capital city, Ouagadougou,
is home to a group of appealing young
Lads inventing a path to adulthood. They
charm even those they scam and make it
all seem easy, even the grinding poverty.
They have soccer, music, dance, and, most
of all, magic in this film of mystical
neo-realism from the director of Keita!
L'heritage du griot.
=S U.S. Premiere

Director: Michael Caton-Jones
UK, 114 min., 35mm, Color, 2005
COL, Wed., Mar. 8, 7 p.m.
The horrors of the 1994 Rwandan geno-
cide and the horrific Lack of response
in the West are re-visited in this hard-
hitting British counterpoint to Hotel
Rwanda, filmed on location and based on
an actual event. John Hurt gives a career-
capping performance and Hugh Dancy a
career-making one, as two individuals
trying to save hundreds from slaughter.
a= U.S. Premiere

All screening times are subject to change. For up-to-the-minute screening information, visit
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Edmonson said her
monthly rides will provide
her a greater understand-
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system while providing a
venue for passengers to
express their personal
views and concerns.
Commissioner Edmonson
enjoyed her first of month-
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work on Feb. 15.

Miami-Dade County District 3 Commissioner Audrey M.
Edmonson relaxes by reading her morning paper.

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our targeted urban areas.
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's
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information on tax incentives, wage rate, labor
training and recruitment; permitting and regulato-
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Jollivette Senior Center helps tenant fulfill legacy

By Nathanael Paul

As most people prepare to
leave this earth, they want to
be remembered for doing
something great. Whether it be
scoring 100 points in a game
like Wilt Chamberlain or being
defiant when needed and not
sitting in the back of the bus
like Rosa Parks, people want
to feel like they made a differ-
ence. For one old pioneer, his
moment of greatness came as
he teamed up with members
and tenants of the historic
Jollivette Senior Center for a
flag raising and picnic.
The event occurred last
Friday. Seven-year tenant
Andy Pender wanted to see a
U.S. flag raised on a bare flag
pole. "It's ridiculous that I've
been here all this time and no
flag has been up," said Pender.
Vice President of the center
Elvis J. Simon said Pender has
been asking about the flag for
months. "Having the flag up
for pioneers like Pender is a

reminder of how far they've
come and depicts the struggle
of what they went through,"
said Simon.
Before the flag raising, ten-
ants enjoyed old school music
being played by a DJ and the
aroma of hotdogs and burgers
being cooked on the grill.
When the time came to raise
the flag, Pender led the way
with a prayer and then asked
tenants to sing the National
Anthem while holding hands
in a show of unity surround-
ing the pole.
The center itself has come a
long way since May 27, 1962,
when it was first dedicated. It
was named after the late
Cyrus M. Jollivette, who
owned and operated the
Community Drug Store at
Northwest 68th Street and
15th Avenue in Liberty City,
from 1947 until the time of his
death. Jollivette's dream was
to have the center be a haven
where members are given the
chance to enjoy life at their

pace with little interference
from outside influence. He
wanted to give them a chance
to renew their lease on life and
make their last days ones of
comfort and fellowship with
their kinship.
The 66-unit Senior Center

has always made an effort to
get their tenants involved in
activities. President Delores
Jackson and site manager
Georgie Baena provide resi-
dents with the opportunity to
enjoy activities such as
sewing, choral group singing

and recreational activities.
They are also eager to let their
tenants coordinate events,
which is exemplified through
Andy Pender, who will always
be remembered for initiating
the flag raising. "To me, this is
my legacy," said Pender.

The new flag blows in the wind.

Andy Pender looks on with presi-
dent of the center Delores Jackson
and Vice President Elvis J. Simon
as the flag is raised.

Pastor's anniversary at St. JohnI

The St. John Baptist Church
family will honor their pastor in
his 20th year as the "Shepherd
of the Flock."
The service will start on this
Wednesday with the Reverend
Charles Coleman and congrega-
tion of the Christian Fellowship
Baptist Church; Thursday,
Reverend Pinckney Hilton and
congregation of Ephesians
Baptist Church; Friday, to be
announced. The weekly services
will all start at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, February 26,
Reverend Tony Bolden will bring
the message for the 7:30 a.m.
services; the messenger for 11
a.m. will be the Pastor Samuel
Atchison of Mt. Calvary Baptist

Pastor Henry Nevin
The anniversary will come to a
close at 4 p.m. with Reverend
Mark Coats of The Grace of God
Baptist Church and congrega-
tion as special guests.

Special dress day at Greater St. James

Morning speaker for the Annual
African-American Dress Day is Dr.
James Bush at the 11 a.m. wor-
ship service.
Greater St. James Missionary
Baptist International Church
located at 4875 N.W. 2nd Ave.
Come share in the fellowship.
Refreshments to follow. The
comunity, members and friends
are invited.
Dr. William H. Washington is the

Dr. James Bush

Black History Month activities at Macedonia

Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church of Coconut
Grove located at 3515 Douglas
Road will culminate its Black
History Month activities on
Sunday, February 26, 2006, 4
Dr. Arnette T. Doctor, a de-
scendant of 'Rosewood,' and
chairman/CEO of the
Rosewood Center for Justice
will be the speaker.

Awards will be presented to
Gamma Delta Sigma Chapter
of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
The Royal Twenties Women's
Club, and Terry, a local poet. A
soul dinner will be served.
Please come and meet, greet
and eat with us.
Reverend Rudolph Daniels is
the pastor.
For more information, please
call 305-445-7172.

Dr. and Mrs. G.S. Smith

Apostolic Revival

Center back to the

Mother Land

Dr. and Mrs. G. S. Smith and
the Apostolic Revival Center
family invite you on a trip of a
life time; 13 wonderful days to
Nairobi Kenya and Cairo
Egypt, from June 18 to June
30, 2006. For more informa-
tion and a brochure, call 305-
891-3570. Space is limited.

Santana Moss has celebrity weekend

Isheka Harrison

If you're asking yourself
what you can get into this
weekend, the answer is the
fifth annual Santana Moss
Celebrity Weekend. Moss, cur-
rently the second highest
ranking wide receiver in the
NFL, is a Miami native who
makes it a point to give back to
the community.
As a testament of this, Moss
and his foundation have coor-
dinated an array of events that
are certain to keep you enter-
tained. On Feb. 24 and 25, the
community is invited to come
out and share in the festivi-
On Feb. 24, there will be a
community fair for local school
children wherein area schools
may come preview the newly
renovated Mall at 163rd

Santana Moss
Street, enjoy rides and play
games. That night adults may
come out to Empire for a kick-
off party at 10 p.m.
On February 25, you can
come out and meet Santana at
the grand opening celebration
of The Mall at 163rd Street. The
mall, which is celebrating its
50th anniversary, will have
rides, games, entertainment,

giveaways and resources from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The mall's festivities will be
followed by the highly anticipat-
ed Celebrity Basketball Game at
Santana's alma mater, Miami
Carol City Senior High School.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the
game starts at 6 p.m. Tickets
are only $10.
Rounding out the weekend
will be a closing party at
Metropolis on Feb. 26 at 10 p.m.
,During the weekend, Moss
will also be introducing
"Tanaman," a superhero that
has both speed and agility, but
whose most important asset is
his brain. "Tanaman" has a col-
lege degree. An activity/coloring
book featuring "Tanaman" will
be given away throughout the
So come out and have fun
with Santana. It's a weekend
that you don't want to miss!

Roberson to host town hall meeting

State Representative Yolly
Roberson will be hosting a town
hall meeting on Feb. 25 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miami
Edison Middle School.
Roberson's town hall meeting
will give parents the opportuni-
ty to ask questions and voice
concerns about Universal Pre-
Kindergarten, school health
initiatives, 2003 federal
Medicare reform and 2006
Medicaid reform. Roberson is
eager to understand how these
programs have affected her
constituents and learn how
she can best help the commu-
Rep. Roberson will be joined
by several officials and repre-
sentatives who are the fore-
most authorities in these

fields, including:
David Lawrence, Jr.; The
Children's Trust; Paula
Bender, Early Learning
Coalition of Miami-
Dade/Monroe; Edith Humes-
Newbld, Miami-Dade
Department of Human Services,
Child Development Services
Bureau; Shan Goff, Florida
Department of Education;
Clarence Jones, Assistant
Superintendent, MDPS;
Patricia Stauffer, Dr. John T.
Macdonald Foundation School
Health Initiative, UM/Miami-
Dade AHEC; Humana Medical
Plans; Asrazeneca; and the
Department of Elder Affairs.
Edison Middle School is
located at 6101 NW 2nd

Join Miami Dade College's celebration of Black History concert

The Miami Rhythm and and fun for everyone on
BluesFest, sponsored by Saturday, February 25, 6
Miami Dade College, brings p.m. at the North Campus,
together an exciting lineup of 11380 NW 27th Ave., adja-
national and local blues acts cent to Building 9.
for an evening of soulful live "We are pleased to present
music, dancing, good food this festival as part of our
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continuing efforts at MDC's
North Campus to provide the
community with top-notch
cultural events," said Dr.
Jos6 Vicente, president of
MDC North Campus. "The
BluesFest culminates the
campus's month-long cele-
bration of the achievements
of African-Americans during

Hey You! Get Off My
Mountain. A popular group,
with a string of hits in the
1970s, The Dramatics
reflects that true 'old school'
The show's lineup rounds
out with local Blues diva
Betty Padgett, the soul-stir-
ring Ike and Valerie Woods

The Dramatics featured this year at Miami Dade College North Campus'
Miami Rhythm and BluesFest.

. .The BluesFest culminates the campus's
month-long celebration of the achievements of
African-Americans during Black History
month .. "
Dr. Jose Vicente

Black History month."
The BluesFest is part of the
continuing North Lakeside
Concert Series at Miami
Dade College. This year's
lineup features headliner,
The Dramatics, performing
their greatest hits, including
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get,
In The Rain, Be My Girl, and

blues band and the ever pop-
ular Joey Gilmore Band.
MDC, North Campus' own,
Commercial Music
Ensemble, directed by Ed
Calle, will be the opening act.
This event is free and open to
the public. For additional
information, please call 305-

Calling all Generals
Miami Jackson Alumni
Association Incorporated pres-
ents its annual Green and
Gold Dance.
Classes from 67 through
2005 will dance the night away
from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., on
Saturday, March 4 at the
Polish American Banquet Hall.
Admission is $20. Call 305-
652-2001 or 305-688-6806,
for more information.

Yolly Roberson

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Silence is not always golden

Silence is not golden when
danger, destruction or physical
harm is eminent. Silence is not
golden whenever injustice or
peace without justice prevails.
There are many ways to
speak up. In addition to speak-
ing up with unified voices, we
can speak up with the vote at
the ballot box. We can also
speak up with our finances;
First by directing our finances
away from business that show
no respect of ethnic persons.
especially Blacks through their
attitudes or practices. And sec-
ondly by making wise invest-
ment of our funds individually

and colleclivcly rather than fol-
lowing the destructive path of
consumnrisn and uncontrolled
spending which leads to debt
oppression and financial
Our recent past has shown
what can be accomplished
when those who were "sick and
tired of being sick and tired,"
spoke up and spoke out . .
when the people of God, Blacks
and whites, Protestants and
Catholics, Jews and Gentiles,
Young and old, united under
the leadership of Dr. Martin
Luther King, a modem day
prophet, and brought an end to

Still gotta get naked

I hope that you remember last
week that I wrote about a sub-
ject that most people think of as
unacceptable being naked!
But the nakedness that I am
promoting is not a physical
nakedness but a spiritual
one. Jesus Christ, in His infi-
nite love for us, allowed Himself
to be stripped naked for us. For

The United Teachers of Dade
invite the community to its first
Education Summit on April 22
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Radisson Hotel Miami. To register
or for more information, go to

The James E. Scott
Community Association, Inc.
Uplift Program is offering free
parenting classes for parents
with children ages 6 to 12 years
old. Classes will be every Tuesday
and Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m.
Free dinner, transportation and
childcare services provided. For
more information, call Sylvia
JoneiS, iL05-63'f iO;oioext. i^5

Come out to meet Santana
Moss and enjoy a day of festivi-
ties at the 163rd Street Mall on
February 25 from 10 a.m. 3
p.m. There will be rides, games,
entertainment, giveaways and
The Top Ladies of
Distinction, Inc., Mary
Simpkins, president of Miami
chapter, will have their annual
Scholarship Luncheon at Florida
Memorial University on February
25 at 12 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-696-1631.
Come out to Santana Moss'
Celebrity Basketball Game at
Carol City Senior High School on
February 25. Doors open at 5
p.m. and the game starts at 6

The Women's Theatre Project
presents Bold Girls by Rona
Munro, March 2-19 at 8 p.m.


modcesty's sake, pictures of the
crucifixion show Jesus with a
wrap or loincloth. However, the
Romans were a cruel and bar-
baric people. When they cruci-
fied 'criminals,' they were not
clothed. They crucified them
naked. It could not have been a
pleasant experience for the Son
of God to be bared for all to see.

nightly. Sundays there is matinee
performance at 2 p.m. For more
information, call 954-462-2334.
***** **
The Nubian Sisterhood is
seeking new members that are
single, separated or divorced with
children to fellowship with. For
more information, call 305-469-
1157. and speak with Sister

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the evil system of Jim Crow
that brought oppression,
humiliation and degradation.
The story of Esther provides
an excellent Biblical reference
of one who may have felt a false
sense of security in the palace
of the Persian King, but was
compelled to speak up and
speak out.
"For if you remain silent at
this time, relief and deliverance
for the Jews will arise from
another place, but you and
your father's family will perish.
And who knows but that you
have come to royal position for
such a time as this" (Esther
4:14 NIV).
When Mordecai sets out to
persuade Queen Esther that
her help is needed, she had
"not shown her kindred, nor
her people". In other words,
those in the palace did not
know she was a Jew.
As I see it, we have a two-fold
challenge. Some of us are in the

But Jesus was not only naked
- He was unashamed.
Many times when we bare our
souls to others, we are ashamed
of what we have done. We talk
to pastors, counselors and
friends of the most intimate
details of our lives. Because
NONE of us is without sin, we
all have some issues or past
experiences that were not par-
ticularly proud moments. But
when we enter the throne room
of Almighty God, we need not be
ashamed. We can bare every-
thing. We can weep before Him
without recrimination or
embarrassment. We can tell
Him everything dirty or vile,

Intercollegiate Athletics will
host the 3rd annual basketball
homecoming and reunion week-
end, March 3-4. All former FAMU
basketball players and coaches
interested in participating are
asked to contact W. Earl Kitching
at 850-599-3028 or
Florida Atlantic University's
Charles E. Schmidt College of
Science presents a lecture called
Bio-Materials Research at the
Nanoscale, March 2 at 3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact

The South Dade Patsy Jones at 561-297-1307.
Parliamentary Law Unit will *******
hold its monthly meeting on Seniors ages 65 and older who
March 4 at the Coral Gables have not received their flu shots
Central Christian Church. The are still able to get vaccines thru
program begins at 9:30 a.m. and -February i 28th,, through the
.,fi ,lusiness meeting'.begi&aor Imj ,,o.
10:30 a.m. All interested in par- the nearest clinic location and
liamentary procedure are wel- schedule, call the project hotline
come. For more information, call at 1-866-NO-TO-FLU (1-866-
303-383-0072. 668-6358).
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The Historical Museum of
South Florida invites you to
come and celebrate Black History
Month on February 25 from 1 3
p.m. Admission is free. For more
information, please call 305-375-

The South Florida Chapter of
the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation (JDRF) is having it
annual Miami-Dade Walk to Cure
Diabetes on March 11 at Miami
MetroZoo. Registration begins at
7 a.m.
The U.S. Small Business
Administration's deadline to
return applications for economic
injury applications from
Hurricane Wilma is July 24.
*******The FAMU Department of
The FAMU Department of

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New Life Missionary Baptist
Church Women of Faith pres-
ents A Salute to Black History
on February 26 at 6 p.m. All
are welcome. For more, infor-
mation, call 305-758-7945.
Church of God Triangle
Hope Ministry, Pastor Tyrone
and Lady Delores Jones, pres-
ent the third 'Abigail' Women's
Conference, February 23-25,
featuring Prophetess Jennie
Mae Humes from Nassau,
Bahamas. For more informa-
tion, call 305-318-8886.
Mt. Olivette Baptist
Church, Reverend Franklin
Clark, pastor, will host the 76th
Atlantic Coast Association,
February 20-25. Bishop Victor
T. Curry will bring the opening
message on February 20 at 7
p.m. For more information, call
Kingdom Seekers
Transportation is sponsoring
a trip to Juanita Bynum's
Threshing Floor Revival in
Atlanta, Georgia, April 5-8. For
more information, call
Bernadette Jones at 305-828-
Glory Temple COGIC invites
you to their annual Family and

Friend Service on February 26
at 3:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 954-987-7973.
Revelation Christian
Academy is holding a free
Community Education
Conference on February 25
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more
information, call Mrs. Reid at
An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., Apostle C. Bender,
Sr., pastor, will be having a
Black History Production on
February 25 at 11 a.m. For
more information, call 305-
International Prophet
Henry Walker is holding a
prophetic revival service on
March 3 at 7 p.m. at the
Richmond Heights Women's
Club. For more information,
call 305-382-8738.

The Historic Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
Reverend Dr. Ralph M. Ross,
pastor, will present its fourth
annual Musical Gala on
February 26 at 4 p.m. in the
main sanicluary.
New Canaan Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend

The Haitian Heritage
Museum is celebrating the rich-
ness of Haiti at their 2nd annual
Benefit Gala, February 25 at
Parrot Jungle Treetop from 7
p.m. 12 a.m.

The Musician Village is being
built to to house the returning
and displaced musicians of New
Orleans and South Florida. For
more information, call 786-316-
Commissioner Barbara
Jordan brings An Evening of Jazz
to Country Village Park on
February 24 at 7 p.m. The event
is free and open to the public. For
more information, please call
Essence Magazine and The

Leamon Tyre, pastor, will be
holding its annual revival,
February 22-24 at 7 p.m.
The members of Mt. Vernon
Missionary Baptist Church
cordially invite you to come
and fellowship with us in our
annual Black History
Observance, February 26 at
9:30 a.m. for Sunday School
and 11 a.m. for Worship
59th Street Pentecostal
Church of God invites you to
its annual health awareness
day on February 26 from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m. For more infor-
mation, please call Theresa
Thornton at 786-234-2917.
Pastors Otis and Rosetta
Williams of International
Deliverance Ministries are
delighted to announce the cel-
ebration of 'Grandparents as
Parents Day' on February 26
at 11 a.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-307-

Send your church
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-
5770, email to miamitedito-
rial@bellsouth or mail to
900 NW 54th Street, Miami,
33127-1818. For further
information, call 305-694-

King's Palace and do not care
that our people perish, while
others are in the King's Palace,
not knowing who we really are.
Many of us of Black hue, be
we African American,
Jamaican, Carribean or
Haitian, do not claim the rich-
ness of our African Heritage.
King Tut is about us. We were
the builders of the pyramids,
one of the Seven Wonders of the
World. Today, too many strut
around in our Greek parapher-
nalia without the knowledge
that everything that the Greeks
learned came from the Black
Egyptians, even medicine
through Imhotep. Instead of
planning our next trip to
Europe, we should be planning
a trip to Africa. I guarantee you
will never be the same.
Some of us may be living in
our own personal mansions
and have very prestigious jobs
or careers, but the fact remains
that Black households had the

every wicked thought or action.
After all, He already knows all of
these things anyway.
You might wonder why we
need to put ourselves through
these times of confessions if
God already knows everything.
The answer is simple -
because He said so! We are told
to confess our sins. That is a
commandment, not a sugges-
tion. Many Christians have
accepted the Lord as Savior, but
have never really been com-
pletely delivered of some sins in
their lives. One reason is
because they choose to hide
their problems. When some-
thing is painful, some choose to

Berklee College of Music is
having its 1st ever HipHop
songwriting contest. Open to
students ages 15-18 who are
unsigned. Deadline is February
28. For more information, visit
Miami's Amtrak station
presents its annual Black
History Month Celebration on
February 25 from 12 p.m. to 5
p.m. For more information, call

Class Meetings
The B.T.W Class of 1961 will
sell dinners on March 4 from 12
p.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Saviour
Lutheran Church. All proceeds
go to the B.T.W scholarship
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lowest median income in 2004
($30,134) among race groups.
Asian households had the high-
est median income ($57,518).
The median income for non-
Hispanic white households was
$48,977. Median income for
Hispanic households was
$34,241. There were 37.0 mil-
lion people in poverty (12.7 per-
cent) in 2004, up from 35.9
million (12.5 percent) in 2003.
The uninsured rate in 2004
was 11.3 percent for non-
Hispanic whites and 19.7 per-
cent for Blacks, both
unchanged from 2003. (U,S.
Census Bureau, August 30,
2005 press release)
We are of the mistaken opin-
ion that where we are now...
our success is the result of our
own efforts. But I say to you, it
is the hand of God that has
brought our deliverance
through the mouths of those
who would not be silenced,
through their hands, through

just ignore it, hoping that it will
go away. It won't!
Years ago, God gave me an
illustration of what unrepented
sin is in our lives. He told me
that we can enter a room that
looks clean and neat. But what
if the owner of the house swept
the room but hid the trash
under a rug? You wouldn't be
able to see the trash, but it
would still be there just hid-
den from your sight. And even
if you could not see the trash,
it's still trash, and it's still
there! Sin is like that. We can
hide our sinful thoughts and
actions from others but it's
still sin, and it's still there!

fund. For more information,
please call 305-332-3951.

Miami Northwestern Senior
High Community School is
holding its first Family Get
Acquainted and Recruitment
Night for parents and guardians
of 8th and 9th grade students
that will be or already are
attending Miami Northwestern.
It will be March 28 at 6 p.m. in

their blood, sweat and tears ...
through their sacrifices.
None is free until all are free.
Oppression anywhere is
oppression everywhere. I am
my sister's keeper! I am my
brother's keeper!
Keeping silent today is not an
option. As our matriarchs and
patriarchs would say, 'it is too
late in the evening." Several
identified goals and action
steps are shared as excerpts
from an African American
(Afticana) Agenda. presented by
George Fraser in Success Runs
in Our Race Economic Goal are:
To build, support and reinvest
in our businesses so that the
everincreasing quality of our
products and services will
make others dependent on us.
Action steps provide financial
support for African American
(Afticana) owned businesses
and encourage entrepreneur-
ship. Patronize those Black
Please turn to SILENCE 5B

I would ask you this day to
take the time to go before a
merciful God who loves us and
is eager to forgive us of our sins
- but they must be confessed
to Him! Lay yourself bare; be
completely naked before Him.
And when you leave your prayer
closet or get up from the floor -
do so with praise and thanks-
giving and joy. Don't allow the
enemy to make you feel
ashamed one more minute.
Romans 8 declares that if God
has forgiven us and does not
bring judgment who can? If
God has declared us justified,
then no man or demon can
declare otherwise!

mation, call 786-423-1096.
Miami Edison's Class of
1996 will have a meeting to
plan for the 10 year reunion on
February 22 at 7 p.m. at the
high school. For more informa-
tion, call 305-206-3412 or
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305-625-5399 or the school 5770, email to miamiteditor-
itself at 305-836-0991. or mail to
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North Dade Jr. High atten- 33127-1818. For further
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from Heaven. I got a word and
He told me to stop stumbling
over stumbling blocks and step
on them.
If you wish to share the infor-
mation that I get daily write me,
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request that I give you a word
from Heaven's library. Starting
with Ezekiel 3:2, So I open my
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Bishop John Wilson

93" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"' Street
Order of Services
7:30a.m. Early Morning Worship
I a.m. .Morning womship
Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sunday ......6 p.n.
Tuesday Bible Study ...7 p.m.

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
w v w.lIricislldphiiip enian.1 iir
740 N.W. 58th Street
Miami, FL
Orler of services
Sour Iof P'rayer.........6:30 a.m.
SEarly Morniiig Worship....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School..........9:30 ilm.l
Moiminl Worship............ I Ia.n.
Youihi Minislry Sludy.....wcd....7 p.m.
Pmyer/cBible Study....Wed......7
Noondy Ahr Prayer...(M-F)
eeIc ilng l t I-lunigry every
WcdncsdayI........ I .lll.- 1.

Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
305-759-8226 Fax: 305-759-0528

Monl. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study..:n.Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-1l a.lm.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68 Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of' Services:
Early Morning Services
Sunday School ..........9:45 nim
Morning Service .....I I:00il am
Communion Service
Ifhur,. Iblile 1' Sunday) 7:30 prm
IPrayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wedncslday) 7:30 pm

The Soul Saving Station O6
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.

305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:

Sunldlay School ...........)9 .!nt .
Sulliy Worship..l I i.mi.& 7 p.nt
Tuesday Worship.......7:45
Noon )Daiy 'rayer.......Mon.-lri.

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. I 19th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Services:
Sun...9:30 a.m....(Sunday Schtx l)
Walk in Fi e Word Ministry
Wor rhip Services.............. I am.
V TNew D ay....7 p...mily Night
Wed.. I ai .m.I ntcrccssory Prayer
Wed. Bible Class1........2 p.m.
Wed. Bible Class................7 p.m.

ar vestFire Worship Ctr.
2260 N.W. 183rd Street
Order of Services:
Sulndaly....... l i .mI ............10 aIm.
Wed,- Bible Sludy.......7:30 p.m.
Friday- Youth
First & Fourch

Early Monfing Prayer....6-7 a.m.
Prayer Sunday........ 6:30

New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
305- 5 N.W.76' Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Sunlays- uchlch Schl... ............ 10 n.m.
Worship Service ..............I:15 :.lll.
Tiestday Bible C. lass..............7 p.m .
4th S ndlay vcnin Worship......... 6

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3" Avenue
305-372-38776 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early SunL1day
I Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 ai.m.
Morning Worship ...I I a.n.
Nature ,-r Baptist Chucthe's
(B 13B.T.U.) 5 pl.m.
lIvcning Worship ........7 p.ln.
Mecling ........ (Tues.) 7 p.m.

Victory on the Rock
Ministries, Inc.
16178 NW 27th Avenue
305-625-3376 / 305-333-3144

Order of Services:
S t"I!;ld Y' r 'llgilm ..........'I ill i
IesTda) Night Hible Study

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Apostolic Revival Cente?
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New time for T.V. Program

Ivlt ('11 17 jt sIIt AS 1 /I
Sill') .iii.-3 p' I" S nnl.iy 5 p i
VWed.- ItiimeissoD y Pistyer9i 12rp.m.
Moirni r SC vic .................. II i.t .
Sun. FIv. Wtorship ...........7:30 p.0 .
TueCs. lPrtycr Mceling........ 7:30 pnm.
Fri. Bible Sludy .................7:30 p.m.
iira jjii rni i j

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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sullday School.............9 a.m.
N BC ............................ 10:05 a.m.
Worship .......... ....I... I .m.
Worship ........................4 p.m.
Mission and Bible Class
S TuIesday ...............6:30 p.m.
I Youth Meet ing/Choir rehearsal
Monday .................6:301 p.m.

New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church
12145 N.W. 27th Avenue

Order of Services:
Ily Mornisin Wolshitit..Isi & 1n Situ.
iklils l lin g u s hi l ............. ....10:3( i.
1l"llc hl-r igill M illrll ...............bI r.lll
'iyPi Srtice 7 It l, p.n
mli r hlr Sel isit................. 9 .( p

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunldiy Morning ........... a.m.
Sunday School.............10 a.m..
Mon. Excellence .....7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m
Thurs. Fellowship .........10
Ist Sun. Song Practice ..6 p.m.
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SNew Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103' St.
Order ol Services:

/ Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ............. 10 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.
Comcast Digital Cable: 8, 19, 22,23, 30 and 37
Web) page:
Dr. Pretiss C.SpiveyMiniste

S Word of Faith
Christian Center
2370 N.W. 87'" Street

Order of Services:
SltII Nl) tsirllillg S l'Vis ces
Sutliday Scholol ............ ..( :1.I11.
Worship Service..... 11.. I i
Tucxslay [Bible Study.
I Prayerc Scrvic .... p.i

/Christian Hill AME Church
Innercity Golf & Learning Center
9101 N.W. 29th Ave.
Order of Services:
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Prayer Service
Sunday School.......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ........II a.m.
Free Golf Every 2" & 41 Sunday ............4 pm.
Don Shula's Golf Course

2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.. 11
a.m.. 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study
10:45 a.m.

New Shiloh M.B. Church
1350 N.W.95"' Street
305-835-8280 Fax# 305-696-6220
Church Schedule:

a[rly Morning Woship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Chuich School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....II a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
I T s. belbte the Ist Sun.....7 pm.
Mid-week Worship

St. Luke Missionary Baptis
1790 N.W. 55th Street

Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 78" Street
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
Bible Si luldy We s ................ 8 p..
Sutilllay Schools................l 10 .m.
Sull. Worsillip Sr....... :30 iai .
Wed. Night Inlltercssory Prayer
ronl 7:30 to 8
Sunday Worshipt Service..6:30 pm

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.

1 (800) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705

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New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10"' Avenue
Order of Services:
Early Sunday Worship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday Scrly xl ................9:30 r a.m.
Sunday Moming Wilhip ..... I am.
Sunday Evening Service ...6 p.n.
Tuesday Pmyer Meeting ...7:3( pim.
WednLiay Bible Study ...7:30 pim.
"Not Just a Clhurch But a Mov-menl"

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
Sunday School ...........'9:45 ina.m.
Suni. Morning Scrvs......II a.m.
4" Su ....BTU....1:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuecsday....Bible Sludy
Feeding M ini slry. ....I ; )p.i
WeC(. Bible Sludy/Praycr..-6:30 pl
ThuIM Ountach Minis ry.6:30 p.m

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday Sclx>l .............9:30 a.m.
Morinig Ir.iise/Worslhii p .. I ia.m.
Youtll Choirr- Satinuda ...... I Ia.m.
I'riayer Meeting & Bible Study
Tuesday 7 p.m. tt l i lSt t Sr tnit
M -,ning unrhp.(Call 305-621-4513.

Poultry Pot Pies

Serves 6; 1 cup per serving
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 28 minutes
Standing time: 5 minutes
Vegetable oil spray
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or turkey breast
tenderloins, all visible fat removed
1 (12-ounce) bottle low-fat chicken or turkey gravy
1 (10-ounce) package frozen no-salt-added peas and
2 cups reduced-fat buttermilk baking and
pancake mix
2/3 cup skim milk
Black pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 4500F.
Spray large saucepan with vegetable oil. Place over medium heat. Cook
onion and garlic in hot saucepan about 5 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, rinse chicken, pat dry and cut into bite-size pieces. Add to
skillet with onion mixture. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken
is just tender. Stir in gravy and vegetables. Heat through, about 5 min-
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together baking and pancake mix and
milk until soft dough forms. Set aside.
Transfer hot chicken or turkey filling o three 15-ounce casseroles or one
2-quart casserole. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto hot filling. Bake 15-
ounce casseroles, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes. Bake 2-quart casserole,
uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes. Topping should be golden brown and filling
should be hot. Let stand 5 minutes and season with pepper if desired.

S Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Lol iy Sunday Sch-l .9:45am
Sunday y Morning Worllip ..... 1 I.m.
Sunday Men's Bible Sudy ...5 p.m.
Sunday Ladies Bible Study ...5 p.n.
Sulndaly Evening Wm:hill ........6
Tuesday Nihlt Bible Study ....7:3tipin
SlIumliy Morning Bible Clias II a.1.
S lanlsplorlation available Call:

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

Order of Services:
Early Morning Worhip.7:30a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30(a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Prayer Meeting ............7:30 p.m.
Bible Study ..................8 p.m.

Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
Sutlday Schl ........... 10:30 am.
SitI. Morllin Sn .r...... .12 p.m.
Fvtting WVushilti Setv..... (6 m.,
'rucst hly "Yowuli Nightl"...+ pIm.
Wed. "N..tln Day Prayer",12 -p.m.
WVel. Nigl t Bible Suldy..... pn.
Thur111day Nightl "(Coin)onl Bibley
(C ollcge .......... 6- 1(0 pill.
Friday Night worship Scrv,..iS 1
Ie vl .w Ilmm m"mmw 'ml/

IM Vr. &, IVIrs. U. S. snutli, Pastor

4B The Miami Times Febr 6

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

The Miami Times, February 22-28. 2006 5B

Adam Clayton Powell's

former secretary dies at 64

Corrine Huff-Brown, former
secretary to late U.S.
Congressman Adam Clayton
Powell while he was chairman
of the United States
Department of Labor and
Education Committee, died
Friday at the age of 64 at
Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Huff was a pioneer in helping
to include Black women in the
mainstream of national beauty
events. In 1960 she won the
Miss Ohio Pageant and became
the first Black woman ever to
win a state pageant title and
compete in the Miss USA and
Miss Universe Contests.
Huff became Congressman
Powell's staunchest supporter
when he fled to the island of
Bimini, Bahamas while under
fire by the United States
Supreme Court for misappro-
priation of funds. It was there
she met Patrick Brown, her
boat captain, whom she later

Corrine Huff-Brown
Services for Corrine Huff-
Brown will be held Friday,
February 24, 7 p.m. at Bain-
Range Funeral Home in
Coconut Grove.

Miami-Dade Parks accepting

applications for summer jobs

Deadline to apply is March 31

Applications are now being accepted for a variety of summer jobs
at Miami-Dade Parks, including pool managers, lifeguards, swim
instructors, park service aides and recreation leaders.
Individuals must be at least 17 years old to apply.
All applicants selected will be required to successfully complete
a drug/alcohol screening and criminal background check prior to
employment. The deadline for applying is March 31.
Those applying for pool manager, lifeguard or swim instructor
positions are required to submit proof of current certification in
CPR, first aid, lifeguard and water safety instruction provided by
the Red Cross, YMCA or other nationally recognized aquatic train-
ing program. Training is available for those who apply early.
To apply, simply contact the Miami-Dade park where you wish
to work. For more general information, call Miami-Dade Park and
Recreation at 305-755-7800 V/TDD, or visit our web site at

Project Hope Katrina offers help

Project H.O.P.E (Helping Our
People in Emergencies) Katrina
provides individual and group
counseling services to Katrina
survivors who are now living in
South Florida. We refers indi--
viduals to local agencies and
voluntary organizations to link
them to community resources.
The prime objective for
Project H.O.P.E Katrina is to
locate the survivors and pro-
vide emotional and psychologi-
cal support to aide them
throughout the recovery

process. A fundamental part of
Project H.O.P.E's operations is
to work in conjunction with
local community and volun-
tary organizations to obtain
the resources needed to
address the needs of individu-
als who were devastatingly
affected by the disaster. If you
are stressed and/or still hav-
ing disaster related issues,
Project H.O.P.E can help.
For more information on
Project H.O.P.E, please call
305-652-2874 ext. 3911.

Silence is not always golden

continued from 3B

businesses. Support all busi-
nesses that invest in our com-
Spiritual goal: Praise and
honor our Creator by using
our unique qualities and pow-
ers to better the human con-
dition. Action steps:
Worship and celebrate our
religion regularly, whatever
your individual beliefs may

Identify our unique quali-
Act upon the conviction that
one person can make a differ-
ence and that you are that
"For if you remain silent at
this time, relief and deliver-
ance for the Jews will arise
from another place, but you
and your father's family will
perish. And who knows but
that you have come to royal
position for such a time as
this" (Esther 4:14 NIV).

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


09/23/20 11/27/05

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


It has been five years since God
has called his number one sol-
dier home.
"Pops," I will never forget the
great teaching and love you have
shared with us through out our
We love you and miss you very
Love always, your wife, chil-
dren and grandchildren.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

wishes to express their sincere
appreciation and gratitude to
the many wonderful friends,
neighbors, and colleagues for
your prayers, calls, visits, and
acts of kindness shown during
their time of bereavement.
May God bless each and every-
one of you.
The Cross and Phillips fami-

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


02/21/40 04/24/05

You were loving and kind in all
your ways. Jovial and friendly to
the end of your days.
You were sincere and true in
heart and mind.
We cherish the memories you
have left behind.
Sadly missed,
From your loving daughter.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


02/26/27 02/22/01


12/01/53 10/18/03


11/15/71 07/18/91

We think of you always, but es-
pecially today.
You will never be forgotten al-
though you've gone away.
From the Williams, Grace and
Darling families.


JULY 2005
MARCH 31, 2o06

0O M- PM


08/07/22 02/22/93

Mom, it's been 13 years since
you've been gone, but not forgot-
ten. We love and miss you.
Love Larry, Joann and Edward.

Public Notice
As a public service to our commu-
nity, The Miami Times prints
weekly obituary notices submitted
by area funeral homes at no
charge. These notices include
name of the deceased, age, place of
death, employment, and date, loca-
tion, and time of services.
Additional information and photo
may be included for a nominal
charge. The deadline is Monday at
3:30 p.m.



Words are totally inadequate to
express our many thanks to our
friends and neighbors for the
kindness shown to us during
the loss of our loved one.
Special thanks to Bible Baptist
Church Family, Gamma Zeta
Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Al-
pha Sorority, Inc and the profes-
sional services rendered by Hall-
Ferguson-Hewitt Mortuary.
May God bless each of you.
Hutcheson, Brooks, and Wright

Deadline for obituaries

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Call 305-694-6210

.11/14/35 01/28/06

wishes to extend sincere
thanks to the many friends,
classmates 'and church mem-
bers for their prayers, visits,
cards, gifts and words of comfort
during our time of bereavement.
Special thanks to Rev. Glenis
Langlais, John Wesley Methodist
Church, Delta Sigma Theta So-
rority, Inc., Miami and Dade
County Alumnae Chapters, BTW
Class of 1953, Eta Phi Beta So-
rority, Inc., Alpha Gamma
Chapter, and Top Ladies of
Distinction, Miami Chapter.
Thanks to the staff of Hall-Fer-
guson-Hewitt Funeral Home.
May God bless each of you.
The Family

extends a cordial invitation to you to participate in it

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26'", at 10:00 A.M.

You are likewise invited to share in the "Ethnic Dinner"
in Blackctt Hall following the Celebration.

Mrs. Kim Burrows Wright, Directress
Mrs. Gaile McPhee Holland, Co-Directress
Mrs. Fredra Johnson Rhodes, Co-Directress

The Reverend Canon Richard L. NMarquess-Barry, D.D., L.II.D.
Rector and Pastor
The Reverend Father Samuel J. Browne, Associate Pastor
The Reverend Shedrick E. Gilbert, Deacon Assistant
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custodian, died
February 17 at
Hospital. i
include: wife
Bernice; chil-
dren, Sylvia
Collier, Frances
Green, Linda
Hines, Barbara
Rolle and Clifton, Jr.; siblings,
Albertha McCleod and Arthur
Williams. Memorial service Friday, 7
p.m. -8:30 p.m at the church.
Service will be held Saturday, 10 Church of God of Prophecy
#1. Interment Dade Memorial Park.

R.J. SPATES, 55, bus maintaince
clerk I, died
February 15 at
Hospital .
include wife:
Bertha; chil-
dren, Rozella,
Lewis, Sophia,
and Marcus
Caroll; siblings, Jeraldine
Richardson and Shirley Asbury;
companion, Joette Hill. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church.

custodian, died
February 13 in
Panama City,

include: mother,
Karen Forshee;
sisters, Latonya
and Cierra
Greenwoo d.;
Eva Thomas and Clairetha
Marhshall. Services were held
Tuesday at Coopers Temple.
Interment Dade Memorial Park.

50, homemaker, died February 16
at Cedars
Medical Center.
include: Nakia,
She r i a
J a m i e
Dania, Katriana;
Sister Rosetta
and a host of grandchildren.
Service Saturday, 2 Tree of
Life Deliverance Church. Interment
Dade Memorial Park.

100, RN nurse,
formerly of
Miami, died
February 15 in
Brunswick, GA.
Service Friday,
12 p.m. at
Seventh Day
Ad v e n t i s t
Church, 2500
NW 50th Street.

WALT,' 66,
departed this life
February 16 at
Cedars Medical
C e n t e r
Survivors: wife,
Liddie; children,
Alan, Cletis and
Teresa; eight
three brothers,
Jack Walker, Marshall and Ervin
Rumphs; four sisters, Mary Winslett,
Essie White, Annie Davis and
Dorothy Badgers. Viewing Friday, 3-
7 p.m. in the chapel. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of
Brownsville, 2799 NW 46 Street.

died February
13. Survivors:
daughter, Inez;
three sons,
Luther, Jr., Willie
and Glenn; two
sisters, Sabrina
and Sheila
Daniels; six
brothers, Fred,
Jr., Charles, Lancey, Jeffrey,
Michael and Derrick; an adopted
sister, Mrs. Glenda Harris. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Apostolic
Revival Center.

CATHERINE LUCKY, 75, retired
school teacher, died February 11.
Private services were held.

Arrangements are incomplete.

todian, died
Fe bruar y
include: mother,
Steele; children,
Jenrette and
Leomise Allen,
Dwight West;
Lawrence, Leverne, Jr. and
Gwendolyn. Service Saturday, 2
p.m. at Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church. Interment Dade
Memorial Park

'BURT,' 37,
laborer, died
February 20.
include: chil-
dren, Quinton,
Jr. and Calvin
Lazare; parents,
Violean and
Calvin; siblings,
Calvin Jr., Lorraine Scoctt, Sharon,
Monica, Thurston Simpson and
Alana Thurston. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church.
Interment Dade Memorial Park.

owner of Roy &
Barbeque, died
February 17.
include children:
Jeffery, Royce
and Veronica
siblings, Andrew
Smith, Randel
Smith, Willine Porter and Cora
Dorsey. Service Saturday, 4 p.m. at
Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment Southern
Memorial Park.

February 15 at Cedars Medical
Center. Service Wednesday (today),
11 a.m. at St. Matthew Freewill
Baptist Church.

Palmetto Bay, died February 16 at
Baptist Hospital. Arrangements are

Miami, died February 19 at Larkins
Community Hospital. Arrangements
are incomplete.

retired teacher,
died February
13. Survivors:
sister, Ruby
Smith; two
nephews, Oscar
and Ray Snyder;
and a host of
great nephews
and nieces.
Saturday, 2 p.m. in the chapel.

57, retired mail
carrier, died
February 15.
Survivors: two
sons, Bennon
and Darron;
father, Harold;
s is te r,
Rosary service
Friday, 7 p.m. at
St. Phillips Neri Catholic Church.
Funeral service Saturday, 10 a.m. at
the church.

JANE THOMAS, 57, postal clerk,
died February
19. Survivors:
mother, Lenora;

Patterson; sister,
Yv on ne
Jackson; two
Theodore and
Clifford (Kathy);
and a host of nieces and nephews.
Service Saturday, 2 p.m. at St. Paul
AME Church.

MYRTLE GIBSON, 85, home-
maker, died
February 18.
Survivors: three
Loyce Davis,
Herbert and
Gall; son, Harold
Davis. Service
Tuesday, 2 p.m.

at Bethany
Seventh Day Adventist Church.

ner, died
February 17 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
He is preceded
in death by
numeorus fami-
ly and friends.
Survived by
those whose
hearts will forev-
er miss you. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

died February
15 at home.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Mt.
Baptist Church.

died February
16. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Faith
Temple of
Miami Shores.

LEWIS FIELDS, SR., 78, long-
shoreman, died
February 15 at
North Shore
Medical Center.
S e r v i c e
Thursday, 1 p.m.
at Friendship
Baptist Church.

February 17 at
Medical Center.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
in the chapel.

PARKER, died February 14 at
Parkway Regional Medical Center.
Services were held.

February 16. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. in the chapel.

February 14 at Jackson Hospital.
Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Beraka


February 12 at
Parkwa y
Medical Center.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Antioch
Baptist Church
of Liberty City.

Mississippi, died February 12 at his
home. Services were held.

February 19 at home. Arrangements
are incomplete.


housewife, died
February 15 at
H o s p i t a I .
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at
Baptist Church.


ER, 50, thera-
pist for Dade
County jail, died
February 18 at
Ho s p i t a I .
Se rv ic e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Antioch
Baptist Church
of Carol City.

officer for Port of
Miami, died
February 15 at
Hospital .
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Jordan Grove
Baptist Church.

24 weeks old,
died February
17 at Parkway
Medical Center.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the

24 weeks old,
died February
17 at Parkway
Medical Center.
S e r v i c e ::
Saturday, 10
a.m. in the

KEITH WILLIAMS, 68, security,
died February
18. Service
Saturday, 1 2:30
p.m. in the

JOHNNY B. WARD, 59, died
February 19. Arrangements are

County bus
attendant, died
February 18 at
her residence.
Survivors: moth-
er, Altena Fail;
father, Thornton
Fail; sons,
William, Marcus
and Rufus;
Quanisha; brothers, John L., Clifton
and Daivid Earl Fail; sisters, Helen
Crittenden, Annie Williams and
Elaine Bridges. Service Saturday, 2
p.m. at Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church.

died February
15 at Franco
Nursing Home.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at St. Luke
Baptist Church.

Martha B. Solomon
BRENDA HUBERT, 53, retail
manager, died
February 17.
S e r v i c e
Servic e
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Rock of
Ages Baptist

JAMES ARTIS, 49, laborer, died
February 16. Services were held.

Monique and
died at North
Shore Medical
Center .
Remains will be
shipped to
GA at Bentley
and Sons
Funeral Home
for final rites and

DARLENE JONES, 42, Naranja,
died February 15 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 12 p.m. at New Bethel
A.M.E. Church.

MARY CLAY, 81, Richmond
Heights, died February 16 at
Jackson South Community Hospital.
Service Friday, 1 p.m. at The House
of God Church, Perrine.

died February 17 at Jackson South
Community Hospital. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. at Trinity
Fellowship, Goulds.

Gregg L. Mason
February 11 at his home. Remains
were shipped to Sacramento,
California for final rites and burial.

IRIS V. GIBSON, died February
14 at Parkway Regional Medical
Center. Remains were shipped to
Marianna for final rites and burial.

ERNST CAMEAU, 70, died
February 16 at Cedars Hospital.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Advent
Lutheran Church.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

Card of Thanks

We the family of the late,


wishes to express their sincere
appreciation and gratitude, to
the many wonderful friends
neighbors and colleagues, for
your prayers, calls, visits, and
acts of kindness shown during
their time of bereavement.
God bless you
The Whipple family.

Card of Thanks

We the family of the late,


05/26/36 01/23/06

Thank you for your acts of
kindness during our time of sor-
row in
the passing of our loved one.
Your prayer, presence, mone-
tary donations, cards, foods was
greatly appreciated. Words can't
express our gratitude.
Special thanks to Fr. Richard
Barry and St. Agnes Episcopal
Church family, Dwight Jackson
and Richardson Funeral Home
staff, Booker T. Washington
Class of 1956 and 1957, Booker
T. Washington High School,
Booker T. Washington Alumni
Athletic Club, Overtown Com-
munity Optimist Club, the Joint
Alumni Coalition of Miami Dade
County and Booker T. Washing-
ton High School family.
May God bless each of you.
Justina M. Brown and family.

February 17.
Saturday, 11
a.m. at New
Birth Cathedral,
North Miami.

February 12.

Saturday, 10
a.m. at Good
N e w s

ELREY SMITH, 78, died February
13. Remains will be shipped to
Grand Cayman Islands for final rites
and burial.

E.A. Stevens
Hollywood, died February 19 at
Memorial Hospital. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at Koinonia
Worship Center, Hollywood.

Lauderdale, died February 19 at
Universal Hopsital. Arrangements
are incomplete.


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would like to thank you the
friends for the prayers, love and
Also would like to thank Mt.
Tabor, 93rd Street and the New
Birth family for everything that
was done. It meant the world to
May God bless each of you.
The Hudson and Black families

February 15.
Services were

died February
11. Service
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Jordan
G r o v e
Baptist Church.

ROBERT L. JONES, 73, died
February 15.

Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Zion Hope
Baptist Church.

February 15. Service Saturday, 1
p.m. at Myrtle Grove Church.

ALVIN SMITH, 33, died February
19. Arrangements are incomplete.

February 20. Arrangements are


February 19.
S e rv i c e
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah's

DAVID PENSO, 97, died
February 16. Service Thursday, 11
a.m. at Matantha Seventh-Day
Adventist Church.

ENID MALONEY, 75, died
February 13. Service Saturday, 10
a.m. at Ives Dairy Road Baptist

Davis and Brice
Lauderdale, died February 20.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Hollywood, died February 14 at his
residence. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at New Macedonia Baptist

ROSIE THOMAS, 68, Dania,
died February 16. Service Saturday,
3 p.m. at the cemetery.

died February 14. Service Saturday,
12:30 p.m. at New Primitive Baptist

Hall Ferguson Hewitt

Deadline for obituaries are Monday, 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call 305-694-6210

Public Notice
As a public service to our community. The Miami Times prints weekly obituary notices
submitted by area funeral homes at no charge. These notices include name of the
deceased, age, place of death, employment, and date, location, and time of services.
Additional information and photo may be included for a nominal charge. The deadline
is Monday at 3:30 p.m.

i i Ti F br ar 22-28 2006

Review of Something lew
By Kimberly Grant
Special to The Miami Times
It has been four months since I've
walked out of a movie theater thinking,
"that was a great movie." As a romantic
comedy buff I like the happy, sappy,
everyone-ends-up-with-someone type of
movies. Something New is no exception.
I admit that I entered the theater with
a pre-conceived notion that this would
be another drab movie with a racial
theme. Admittedly, the racial theme was
played up a bit too much; however, at
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The event is held at the Biltmore hotel in Coral Gables and features five
female authors and a talented jazz artist. This year's music is being provid-
ed by Miami-based, internationally renowned jazz artist Nicole Henry.

By Renee M. Harris

Author and
Lorna Owens.

Soap fans will recognize her face from the
popular, long running soap opera All My
Children. Broadway fans know her from her
roles in Sweet Anita, Caroline, Change and
Jelly's Last Jam for which she earned a
Tony Award. In 2004, Oprah described her as
one of the ten women in America who will
take your breath away.
Readers looking to improve their lives can
now look to Tonya Pinkins in her new role,
author of the book, Get Over Yourself! How to
Drop the Drama and Claim the Life You

Deserve. Pinkins has been teaching the spiri-
tual principles that she wrote about in her
book to actors and corporations. The book's
publisher, Criterion, approached her about
writing about the principles for the general
"Pinkins draws from her relationship with
Sister Morningstar, a Catholic nun whose
beliefs sound more spiritual than religious.,
Pinkins said the sister embraces the belief '
that all religions are valid and important as
long as they are on the side of God.The moth-
er of four children ranging in age from six to
eighteen, Pinkins said her principles do not
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invited to
in 'And the
Gather' a
few weeks
ago and
jumped at

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The 6th Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial: People's
Art Exhibition Call to
Once again we prepare for
another highly successful cele-
bration of African World artis-
tic creativity in South Florida
with the 6th Annual Oscar
Thomas Memorial People's Art
Exhibition, which will run from
April 3 through May 21.
The entry form can be
picked up at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Center,
2166 MLK Blvd. The deadline
for entry forms is March 20.

For insurance purposes, the
title, the exact dimensions, the
materials and the insurance
value for each piece has to be
included on the entry form.
The deadline for the delivery of
the works to the Center is
Monday, March 27, 5 p.m.
Please include artist blo and
statement with entry form.
Collectors are encouraged to
show their works by the late
The Opening Reception will
be held on Monday, April 3,
from 6-9 p.m. Call 305-904-
7620 or 786-260-1246.

Film & Culture Series
Thursday, February 23:
Miami Dade Parks, Division
of Arts and Culture,
Community Artists Cultural
a Arts Series proudly presents
Sthe last film for the Black
SHistory Month Film and
Culture Series. This exciting
series will feature screenings
of films made by African
American filmmakers and/or
films which have African
American or African themes.
S-t February 23, 2006, 6 p.m.
African Dance Music Video We
invite you to join us for a tan-
talizing and entertaining
Joseph Caleb Auditorium 5400 NW 22 Ave. evening of contemporary
Special thanks to art instructor Eric Eenkins of Miami African music. This evening
Jackson Senior High School, the art students and artist includes a traditional West
Tarrence Cooper for the mural of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler on African meal and a wine tast-
7th avenue. --photo L King ing of wines from Ethiopia.

Reservations are required. Call
Black History Month
Thursday, February 23:
Delancyhill, attorneys-at-
law, cordially invites you to its
2nd Annual Black History
Month Reception from 6-8:30
p.m. at Diaspora Vibe Gallery,
3938 N. Miami Ave. in the
Design District.
The reception honors Black
History Preservation Leader:
The Black Archives History &
Research Foundation of South
Florida, Inc. and Dr. Dorothy
Jenkins-Fields, Founder,
Historian, Archivist for their
unyielding efforts in preserving
the legacy, history and spirit of
the African
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When visiting Leo's
Barbershop, The Tree of
Knowledge and other hangouts
of many citizens, the discussion
was focused on the demise of
Coretta Scott King and her
burial, which took place on
Tuesday, February 6. Full cover-
age was in The Miami Times the
following Wednesday.
According to Leo,
Frank Pinkney and
Eugene Strachan, spe-
cial kudos go out to
Rachel Reeves, the edi-
torial department and
Miami Times staff for
providing such compre-
hensive coverage. It
included everything
ranging from her birth VAL
to her burial and the
impact she made when she was
Comments made by Reverend
Bernice King, eulogist;
Reverend Joseph Lowery,
founder of SCLC; President
George Bush; his father, George
Bush, Sr.; Mayor of Atlanta. Ga.,
Shirley Franklin; President
Jimmy Carter; President Bill
and Senator Hilary Clinton
were quoted correctly. A
chronology of other speakers
and the mention of musical
vocalists Stevie Wonder, CeCe
Winans and Mike Bolton were
also documented.
'It was heartwarming to see
pictures of Dexter, Bernice,
Yolanda, and Martin, III view-
ing their mother's body together
and a Publix ad showing a beau-
tiful picture of Coretta Scott


King, our first lady of the civil
rights movement. It was a job
well-done due to vision and the
advancements in technology.
Montez Laverity was one
happy parent as she observed
her sons, Rudy and Keith,
assist in making the first St.
Valentine Appreciation
Dance a success at The
Church of The Open
Door, where Dr. R.
S Johquin Willis
(Charissa) is the pastor.
Congratulations go
out to the men who
transformed the
church's banquet room
DEZ into an elegant atmos-
phere including red and
white tablecloths and red ribbon
bows on back of the chairs.
More than 150 guests listened
to the music, filled their glasses
and displayed their St Valentine
Some of the men on the com-
mittee included Dr. Herman
Dorsett, Dr. Robert Beatty,
John Williams, Kervin
Clemante, Jim Randolph,
Frank Pinkney, Benjamin
Williams, Jerry Miller, Robert
'Bob' Simms, Tim Williams,
Charlette Williams, and James
The elegant ladies were Dr.
Enid C. Pinkney, Aubrey
Simms, Helen Everette, Marya
Lightburne, Sarah Johnson,
Myron J. Davis, Alva Maull,
Bonnie North, Helen B.'
Williams, Everlyn Cooper

Campbell, Pricilla Beatty,
Dahlia Lockhart, Leah Sands,
Helen B. Williams, Eura
Randolph, Bonita Jones
Laverity, Esq. and children:
Canaan and Cai Briggins and
Benjamin Williams.
According Frank Pinkney,
they have begun to prepare and
plan for the second annual
dance for 2007.

The tenth annual Melton
Mustafa Jazz Concert held at
Florida Memorial
University on February
4 may be in the past but
the musical perform-
ances by the renowned
musicians left a lasting
impact on both those in
attendance and those
who took the classes.
Some of the artists
were Randy Brecker,
trumpet; James Moody, JOH
saxophone; Donald
Harrison, saxophone; George
Cables, piano; Winard Harper,
drums; Nathan Davis, saxo-
phone; Abraham Laboriel, bass;
Pat Marino, guitar and Nestor
Torres, flute.
Those adding flavor included
Ginny Crawford, Keith Valles,
China Valles. Thelma Valles
and J.D. Mack of Tax Mack
Accounting Service.
The program was emceed by
Frank Concola of Serious Jazz
88.9 WDNA and began with the
Florida Memorial University
Presidential Jazz Band, followed
by Jazz C.A.T.S. All Star High
School/College Jazz Band,
After intermission, during
which jazz enthusiasts dis-
cussed artists and jazz music,
the second set gave all visiting
musicians an opportunity to
'jam' until they couldn't jam
anymore. It lasted for two hours,
while some indicated how much
they enjoyed the 'sets' and are
longing for the next one. Hats off
to Melton Mustafa for keeping

jazz alive at FMU and teaching
students about what they can
do to develop with the trend.

Dr. Carlton Fisher's vision
of collaborating original predom-
inant Black high schools under
one setting, reached fruition
again, when the Joint Dade
County Coalition of Schools had
its second dance at the Mahi
Temple where over 300 partici-
pated. The schools involved
included Booker T.
Washington, Carver
High, Mays, North Dade
and Northwestern. The
former students are
grandparents today.
Along with meeting
and greeting everyone,
music was provided by a
DJ and The Junkanoos
made two appearances,
causing many to get on
SON the floor. Leading the
line were Helen B.
Williams and Leo Albury.
. Others in attendance were
Baljean and Gloria Smith; Leo
and Dr. Charlie Albury;
Lovonia Robinson; Patriana
Smith; David Dean; Naomi
Smith; Richard and Norma
Mims; Gloria Green; Alpha
Fruitt; Bonnie N. Sitrrup;
Ruby Baker; Gwen Robinson;
Maxine Wooten; Gwen Wooten;
Harold Ferguson and Jessie
Also in attendance were
Brenda Freeman; Myrtle Dean;
Lisa Howard; Mr. and Mrs.
Phillip Wallace; Seymore, the
dancer; Laurice Hepburn; Rose
Ballou; Tony, the D-Jay and Mr.
and Mrs. Philip Wallace, Jr.
Sigma Alpha Chapter of
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
and Peter Harden, baselius,
conducted a heavy meeting, last
week, at the Omega Activity
Center. There were 55 brothers
in attendance. New officers like

Dr. Thomas Snowden. Michael
Smith and Tim Blecher were
on the ball with the agenda.
Leslie Gamble informed the
brothers of the upcoming dis-
trict meeting in Macon, GA.,
April 5-8; the 74th Grand
Conclave to be held in Little
Rock, AK; and the Mardi Gras
dance, to be held on March 17 at
the Coconut Grove Convention
Center. This was brought for-
ward by R.T. Fisher, chairman.
Other issues were reported by
Oscar Jesse and Harcourt
Clark such as the golf tourna-
ment being finalized for
Miccosukki Resort, set to begin
April 21; John
Williams informed the
brothers of a $12,000
grant for The
Lamplighter Club; and
Earl Daniels reported a
scholarship of $100 to
be given to a brother's
son or daughter who is
graduating from high
school. He spoke in MUS
tears because he was
informed of his 100-year old
father's death just before he
spoke. For more information,
please call 305-620-5533.
Cora S. Johnson, president;
Mary Ann Thomas-McCloud,
director of the Men of Tomorrow;
parents and membership of
Egelloc Civic and Social Club
filled Bethel Baptist Church,
last week, as the 2006 Men of
Tomorrow filled the pews for
worship. This was one of the
many activities they will be par-
ticipating in for the next few
All of the young men and par-
ents showed up on time and
received the full brunt of the
service under the theme:
"Striving to Reflect the Holiness
of God." The choir sang Total
Praise and other songs before
the visiting pastor, Reverend
Jimmie Harrell, delivered the

message. Pastor P. F. Readon,
Sr. made everyone feel welcome
and took the time to introduce
the group. Bertha K. Milton,
responded for the ECSC.
Some of the parents in atten-
dance included Alice Eason; Mr."
and Mrs. Milton Hall; Gigi
Gilbert; Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Williamson; Mr. and Mrs,
Kevan Martin; Mr. and Mrs.
Troy Duffie; M. and Mrs,.:
Clifford Thomas; Mary'
Jackson; Dorothy Everette;
Rose Ballou; Pamela Johnson;
Reverend and Mrs. Sonja
Ingraham-Cleare and Mr. and
Mrs. Christopher Camacho.
Also Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Powell; Shree
Deborah Wheeler;
Martha Booker; Dien
Forbes; Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Davis; Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Cannon;
Sharlene Cox; Aldin
Everette, Jr.; Mr. and
TAFA Mrs. Ray Brown;
Crystal Harris; Jerena
Devoe and Ann Fleming.
Other members were Mary
Dunn, who handled the election
of the men with efficiency;
Laurice Hepburn, who super-
vised great Black History
Projects at the North Dade
Regional Library; Marietta
Bullard, who will present the
Talent Show soon at the Caleb
Center, beginning at 6 p.m.;
Mary Salary, former president
and W. Doris Neal

As we celebrate Black History,
please include Dr. Gilbert'
Porter, an advocate for educa-
tion across the state of Florida,
who was one of the men instrul-
mental in equalizing salaries for
Black teachers. This is just one
among his many other accom-
plishments. The Talledega grad-
uate left behind his wife, Willie
Pearl, and daughter, Lauristine

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ing with area artists and architects. Plans to turn Malcolm X's home into a museum are still on hold,
although a block in the area was named after the deceased international philosopher and orator last
year ...
The Reverend Dr. Simon P. Bouie, popular pastor of Emmanuel AME Church in Harlem for the past
several years and an Itinerant Elder in the First Episcopal District, has been reassigned to Zion AME
in Philadelphia, PA. Emmanuel Church will experience some powerful preaching with its new Pastor,
the Reverend D. Albert Turk, who is also the First Episcopal District's Director of Evangelism .
A street sign dedication and unveiling ceremony of 'Reverend Walter L. Harding Place,' formerly,
Morningside Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in honor of; the late pastor of St. Luke Baptist
Church for over 53 years, will be held Sunday, Feb. 26th, with events beginning at 2 p.m., at the
church, 103 Reverend Walter L. Harding Place ...
Heartfelt condolences to St. John AME Church trustee Charles Pringle Sr. and the congregation on
the sudden passing of his son, Queens District Leader Charles Pringle Jr., 31. Services were held
Thursday, February 16th at 7 p.m. at Mt. Moriah AME Church, 116-20 Francis Lewis Blvd, Cambria';
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She took a stand

Rosa Louise Parks

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks boarded a bus
in Montgomery, Alabama near the intersection of
Commerce and Montgomery Streets after
working for eighteen hours. Her courageous act
in refusing to give up her seat on a bus she had
paid to ride sparked the modern-day civil rights
movement and led to the breakdown of
segregation in the United States.

BellSouth salutes Rosa Parks and thanks her for
sitting even in the face of danger.

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Wedding Anniversary greet-
ings to all of you!
Hilma Janet and Clarence
E. Clear, Sr., Feb. 14th: Their
Lois M. and Hughie J.
Nairn, Feb. 15th: Their 57th
Latrice P. and William
Smith, Jr., Feb. 15th: Their
Ruby H. and Esme Bain,
Feb. 16th: Their 53rd
Clinton and Peggy Green
were in New Jersey last week,
visiting their grandson bas-
ketball star, Vince Carter
and his family.
Jeanette Goa was in Miami

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last week to attend to some
business and also visit ailing
Henry Goa, who in now at
Get well wishes to all of
you. From all of us!
Henry Goa, Rudie Marks,
Cleomie Allen-Smith, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Alice Dean-
Harrison, Janice Sanders,
Mertis Seymour, Pearline
Nairn, Emily Carey-
Pittman, Francina Lewis-
Robinson, Kim Lynch,
Louise Dean, Ruby High-
Tower Bain, Hery 'Sanky'
Newbold, Josephine Rolle,
Princess Roberts-Lamb,

Arthur Cole, Samuel ?Bow
Tie? Ferguson, Eugene Cole,
Richard Works, Lillian
Richardson, Andel Mickens
and Herbert Rhodes, Jr.
Bouquets to Shirley P.
Fields, who was honored by
her sorority Alpha Kappa
Alpha for 15 years of dedicat-
ed service for 2005. She
served as the Committee
Chairwoman of their chap-
ter's first reading AKAdemy.
This committee worked with
the 'A kid and Book' program,
through which grants were
provided four feeder pattern
elementary schools to pur-
chase books.
Committee members for the
tutorial programs were:
"Laurestine Porter, Zeola
Jones, Mildred McKinney,
Winnie Beacham, Bonnie
North, Quenn B. Hall, Anna
Maria Ellis, Candy Young,
Lois Oliver, Angela Johnson,

Geraline Gilyard-Ingraham,
Matika Brown, Gloria Davis,
Rosalyn Sparks, Nezzie
Stewart, Loretta Whittle,
Almartha Forbes, Marion
Johnson, Nezzie Stewart,
Delores Lockett, Rosetta
Peterkin, Susie Robinson,
Linda Johnson, Basileus, Co-
chairwomen Wanda Heweitta
and Geraline Gilyard-
Congratulations to our sis-
ter chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority, Inc., who will
celebrate '25 years of commit-
ment to the Miami
Community' on Sunday, Feb.
26. The following names were
the chartered members on
January 10, 1981. Maude
Newbold, Bobbie Bowen,
Marcia Saunders, Margaret
Baulkman, Jaunita Lane,
Pernella Burke, Zandra
Albury, Thelma Davis,
Beverly Nixon, Evelyn Wynn,

Martha Day, Dorothy
Saunders, Darlene Gay and
Bobbye Philips.
Deceased Charter members:
Cleomie Bloomfield, Ruth
Jones, Sheba Martin, Elmer
Kilpatrick and Dorothy S.
The Rite of Ordination to the
sacred office of Deacon took
place week at the African
Orthodox Church, Inc. when
Donnie L. Brown and Derrel
LaSalle Cuthbertson were
ordained. James Arthur
McPhee was ordained to the
sacred office of Priest.
Congratulations to all of you!
George Walter Sands is
Primate Metropolitan of the
African Orthodox Church,
Incorporated and the
Southern Jurisdiction.
Congratulations to Stacy
Sessions who was selected
'Teacher of the Year' at E.W.F.
Stirrup Elementary for the

2006-2007 school year.
Stacy is the daughter of
Bernice Sessions and James
'Bay Bay' Walden.
Episcopalians from the
Washington, D.C. church where
Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall worshipped
have asked the national church
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color card. I was vanilla, she was chocolate and we were
best friends. But all that changed during middle-school,
when in a fit of anger over some boy, I suddenly became
the "high-yellow bitch."
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Is succeeding in life all that matters?

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

What is Success? The
Merriam-Webster dictionary
defines it as the degree or
measure of succeeding; the
attainment of wealth, favor, or
eminence. Yet many Americans
are still struggling to grasp the
key to succeeding in life. Many
figure success will give them a
life full of happiness filled with
riches. However, most will be
too impatient to let fate deal
them its set of cards.
This is the same road that
teenagers will face upon enter-
ing adulthood. They will find
themselves searching for jobs,
paying bills and trying to outdo
the people around them; only
to realize they have only tasted
the tip of success by receiving
a high school diploma. There
will be more obstacles everyday
that will make or break them.
So how can teenagers steer the

course of their lives in their
If you were to ask any red
blooded teenager what their
heart's desire is, eight out of
ten will answer without hesita-
tion: to be wealthy. What
about your ambitions in life?
Those same eight out of ten
will answer: to be successful.
When I asked Destini Lewis
how she planned on becoming
successful, she replied "By
graduating from University of
South Florida with a bache-
lor's degree in Mass Media
Communications." She said
she will then set into action
her dreams of becoming the
next Oprah Winfrey. But what
if those plans she has come

across a major impediment
and are somehow blocked?
What will happen to her
dreams of becoming success-
Things like peer pressure,
drugs, alcohol, sex, no high
school diploma and socioeco-
nomic levels are all factors that
can make your dreams become
a blurry line. Each of these fac-
tors play roles in how our
future will be affected.
Teenagers lose focus of their
goals and eventually find
themselves wondering where
they went wrong.
Others get so caught up in
school, studying and extracur-
ricular activities that they lose
friends, family, relationships

and they too find themselves
wondering where they went
"In my house I was always
taught you'll get nowhere in life
without money," said Sherece
Nelson. She says that success
is the option that she is given.
Teens really believe that if they
don't make something of them-
selves, they would have wasted
their lives. It seems the more
we come across what others
have the more we want.
Teens put too much stress
on themselves and it's impos-
sible for them to imagine a
future without success. Most
parents and teachers will say,
"Isn't success the most impor-
tant value to teach them?"
Just as every person is differ-
ent, the answer to this ques-
tion comes down to personal
opinion. Is putting too much
pressure on becoming suc-
cessful admirable or a mis-

When is being well-rounded too much?

Can teens handle school, work and extracurricular activities

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Today teenagers are multi-
tasking school, jobs and
extracurricular activities; but
can they really handle it when
all three are thrown their way?
What will happen to their
grades, their sleep or their free
time? Students will have to deal
with studying whenever they
can find time or try catching a
few hours of sleep because of
their hectic work schedules.
They may even find them-
selves making excuses when
they miss school assignments.
What happens when it becomes
too much of a complication for
them to handle everything at the
same time? Many believe that
this will ultimately cause teens
too much stress and the pres-
sure will leave them struggling
to keep up in school.
School is the most vital estab-
lishment children need to help
make their dreams come true.
So if teens spend so much time
trying to keep up their grades,

be on time to work and remem-
ber when the next club meeting
is, they might never be able to
keep up with remembering
when something is due.
Situations like their family's
financial status may lead teens
to search for jobs. "When my

eventually lead them into suc-
cessful lives and careers.
However, if teens are concen-
trating more on making mini-
mum wage at their jobs than
getting good grades in school,
they aren't helping themselves
in the long run.

Teens may feel obligated to take the place of a lost loved
one. Statistics say three out of five teens feel pressured to
help bring in money for their families.

father died I had to become the On the other hand many may
man of the house," says Shawn believe that after-school jobs
Hill, a student who struggled will help get teens ready for the
with getting good grades in workplace. The experience will
school and helping support his be vital when they are ready to
family. Teens may feel obligated apply for a career. They will
to take the place of a lost loved know how to communicate with
one. Statistics say three out of others, work alongside others
five teens feel pressured to help and know what to say when
bring in money for their families, they go on an interview for their
Yet is this the best answer? Are dream job.
teens losing focus on what's Most feel if a teen already has
really important? a job then they are already a
Graduating from high school step ahead of other teens that
is the first step in getting into strictly attend school. "I believe
college. This, in turn, will help that teens with jobs will be able

Name this famous Black historical teen

was brutally murdered on August 28, 1955 due to a town's racist climate. One day while visiting relatives
in Money, Mississippi, he was dared to walk to the local corner store and talk to a white woman. He went in, bought some candy,
then turned to her on the way out and said, "bye, baby."This led to his brutal murder which was initiated by the white woman's hus-
band, Roy Bryant and his brother-in-law, J. W. Milam.This tragic event opened the eyes of many Blacks. It reinforced the notion that
whites were able to kill them and not suffer any consequences. The young boy's death contributed to the enactment of the Civil
Rights Movement. Even though this 14-year-old led a short life, he will always be remembered as a "brash and fun-loving teen."
Last week's teen sensation: Raven Symone.

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always resonate with her
brood. However, her only
daughter, age nine, has been
heard repeating her mother's
mantra "all in the past."
Pinkins teaches her readers
and workshop attendees that
what is in the past has only as
much power over their present
and future as they give it.
She adds that her children
have their own sense of spiritu-
ality and as most children do,
they learn more from what
their parents do than what they
say. She added, "my children
teach me more than I teach
When queried about her
hopes for the book, Pinkins, 43,
would love it if readers find
answers in the spiritual princi-
ples that help them to live their
lives for their highest good.
Pinkins was invited to partic-
ipate in 'And the Women

Gather' a few weeks ago and
jumped at the opportunity. She
is looking forward to appearing
before a diverse audience,
being more accustomed to her
literary works being seen by
mostly white audiences. The
Chicago native now resides in
Los Angeles.
'And the Women Gather' is
the brainchild of former attor-
ney, turned life coach, author
and motivational speaker,
Lorna Owens. The event is held
at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral
Gables and features five female
authors and a talented jazz
artist. This year's music is
being provided by Miami-
based, internationally
renowned jazz artist Nicole
"I am very proud of how this
community has embraced the
event." said Owens. Last year's
event was standing room only
and even included a few men.
Most importantly, the event's
proceeds will go to 'Women

Behind Bars,' a program Owens
created to help incarcerated
women to reconnect with their
power and learn to develop and
achieve important life goals.
Always thinking out of the
box, Owens is planning to open
a full service salon and day spa
by the end of the year in
Liberty City. The spa, aptly
called Metamorphis, will be
run by graduates from the
'Women Behind Bars' program,
as well as women from Liberty
City and Overtown.
Owens and the authors who
appear with her understand
the importance of beauty and
serenity in women's lives.
Owens bills the literary jazz
brunch as an opportunity for
women to have a day to them-
selves where they can kick
back and relax or join the dis-
cussion. This year's event
takes place on March 18 at 11
For more information, call

to function better in a workplace
as opposed to a child whose
never had a job," says Linda
Dupree, a parent who supports
teens having jobs. Is this really
fair to the teens?
When I asked some people
how they felt on this subject, I
got a range of answers that led
me to the conclusion that it's
really up to the teen. Some teens
can handle school, work and
extracurricular activities.
Whereas some can only focus on
one and that's what should be
their main concern. Everyone is
created different and are given
various talents. If multitasking
is one of yours then all three
activities will be a piece of cake.


Everyday we read in newspapers and
magazines or hear on television and
radio stories about Beyonce's relation-
ship with Jay-Z; Bow Wow's secret rela-
tionship with Ciara; Jessica Simpson's
divorce from Nick Lachey and many more
false accusations about well-known
celebrities. They live, sleep, eat and
breathe this hectic lifestyle, but almost
all of them would probably say that this
is the life they were given and wouldn't
trade it for anything else.
They love the excitement that comes
from hearing screaming fans; the thrill
of running and hiding from crazy
paparazzi and the joy of signing millions
of autographs for supporting fans. This
outrageous life is not dealt out to many
and some may say that it's dealt out
unfairly. What makes celebrities a bigger
person than a person that is not
What about the shining stars we have
sitting right next to us on the bus, stand-
ing behind us in the grocery lines or
even working alongside us. We never
notice how talented they are because
they are so unknown to us. How is it that
they have an amazing gift but no one
else in the world knows about it? What
can they do to become known in this
fame driven society?
If you are an amazing teen and you

Are you sinking deeper into an ocean full
of turmoil? Are you swimming toward an
unknown location? Are you
fishing for answers with
unknown solutions? Are you
floating towards oblivion?
Well I'm here to keep you
afloat. With my honest and
trustworthy advice you'll be
able to get a grasp on any troubling situa-
tion sailing towards you. So e-mail me at with any unan-
swered questions, pressing concerns and
important information you wish to share
with me.

want the world to know it. Please send a
letter describing what makes you so
amazing and include your name and
phone number so we can contact you
and put your profile on the Teen Scene
Page. All letters should be addressed to:

Jasmine Williams
Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

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I've just found out that the college of my
dream did not accept me. I always knew I
would attend University of Florida and now
I feel like quitting. What should I do now?

Sometimes our plans don't always go
accordingly. So if that happens we need to
"get back up again." I think your best
option is to apply to another college. So
maybe UF wasn't the college for you but
that doesn't mean you don't have anything
else to offer to another college.
Remember that every great person was
dealt an obstacle but it only means that
you keep fighting through it.

Don't miss an extraordinary series of special programs
featuring author presentations, art exhibits, storytelling and music.

Sister Souljah: This activist and author will discuss her novel
The Coldest Winter Ever.

February 25, 2:00 p.m.
North Dade Regional Library,

2455 NW 183 St.

Preston Allen will present and discuss his works,
including Hoochie Mama and Bounce.

Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Lakes Branch, 6699 Windmill Gate Road



"O, Write My Name, Harlem Heroes": Portraits by
Carl Vechten Gravure etchings From the Carl Van Vechten
portfolio, "0, Write My Name, Harlem Heroes."

February 4 March 30
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Little Haiti, Miami: Photographs by Gary Monroe
Local photographer Gary Monroe created this series of
photographs depicting the residents of Miami's Little Haiti
in 1985.

January 17 February 28
Main Library 1' floor exhibition space
101 W. Flagler St.

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Diaspora of Greater Miami and
South Florida. Call 786-777-
Carnival Party 2006
Friday, February 24:
Jakmel Art Gallery presents
Carnival Party 2006 featuring
Mano Santo, Brazilian
Batuque Band and Papaloko
and Loray Mystik with a spe-
cial performance by Arte
Compas Flamenco Ensemble
beginning at 8 p.m. Don't for-
get to wear your costumes.
Admission charged. Jakmel
Art Gallery is located at 147
NW 36 St. Call 786-312-5947:
AAPACT presents

King Hedley II
Through February 26:
The African American
Performing Arts Community
Theatre proudly presents its
production of King Hedley IL.
written by the late, incompara-
ble playwright August Wilson.
Regular evening performances
are 8 p.m. on Fridays and
Saturdays. Matinee perform-
ances are Sundays at 3 p.m. at
the Charles Hadley Park Black
Box Theatre, 1300 NW 50 St.
Call 866-390-4534.
Ceremonies in Dark
Old Men
Through March 12:
The M Ensemble Theatre
Company presents Cere-
monies in Dark Old Men by

Lonnie Elder, at 12320 W.
Dixie Highway.
Regular evening perform-
ances are 8 p.m. on Thurs-
days, Fridays and Saturdays.
Matinee performances are
Sundays at 3 p.m. Call 305-
Miami-Dade Public Library
Visual Stories: The Artwork
oq James E. Ransome through
February 28 at the Main
Little Haiti, Miami: Photo-
graphs by Gary Monroe
through February 28 at the
Main Library-1st Floor.
For Women Only: Sande
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February 28 at the Main
Library-2nd Floor, 101 W.
Flagler St.
Bayunga Iialeuka. through
March 30 at North Dade
Regional, 2455 N.W. 183 St.
African American Research
Library & Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.,
Sister Souljah
Friday, February 24:
Sister Souljah will be
appearing at the Research
Library. There will be an RSVP
only reception at 5:30 p.m.
The program will begin at 6
p.m. and Sister Souljah will
speak at 6:30 p.m. This event
is open to the public.

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Something New: A great movie

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the heart of this work lies a true
romantic comedy in the sincer-
est form of the phrase.
In Something New, writer
Kriss Turner explores the notion
of interracial dating in today's
society. In the process, Turner
challenges us to consider
whether we are willing to date
someone who does not look like
us; and raises the deeper ques-
tion of whether we're willing to
forgo happiness and a loving
relationship if it comes wrapped
in the wrong package?
Kenya McQueen (Sanaa
Lathan) is a Black accounting
manager at a top rated firm
working hard to make partner.
Her life seems almost perfect,
lacking only the right man to
make her life complete. Finding
the right man, however, is easier
said than done for a successful
Black female.
Being the good sport that she
is, Kenya agrees to go on a blind
date. Brian Kelly (Simon Baker)
is a landscape architect not
really looking for love but is
open to it if it finds him. His
main focus in life is to enjoy it.
If only we could choose the
ones we fall in love with. While
confronting racism among the
Black community, director

Sanaa Hamri paints the portrait
of how well opposites attract.
Kenya is an uptight, beige, safe
woman. Brian is a free spirited,
colorful, likes-to-get-his-hands-
dirty type of man. He ends up
teaching Kenya to work to live
and not live to work.
As far as performances go,
Sanaa Lathan did a great job
portraying the uptight Kenya. As
Lathan's body of work grows,
her versatility becomes more
Other notable performances
include Alfre Woodard (Kenya's
mom) who does a great job of
being classist and egregious;
Donald Faison (Kenya's brother)
embodied Kenya's playa-playa
younger brother and Blair
Underwood is great as Mr. Right.
New comer Simon Baker is per-
fectly cast as the typical, down
to earth white guy.
With such amazing talent,
either Hamri's job was a cake
walk or her talent is seamless.
She made great use of dramatic
pauses where characters con-
veyed thoughts and feelings
through a simple look.
All in all, it was worth the
seven dollars. I laughed hard
and oohed and aahed at certain
points. At the end, I found
myself sighing. It's a sappy
movie, but it's so well written
you don't even notice it.

Am I Black enough?

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to reinvent myself. One summer,
at a sleepaway camp, where no
one knew my past, I was Kenya
from the 'hood. Tough-talking,
tough-acting, I regaled my cabin
mates with stories of my
boyfriend in jail, someone so
dangerous his fellow gang mem-
bers nicknamed him Capone. For
six weeks that summer it seemed
to make me Black enough.
I know that many Black people
consider my complexion a badge
of privilege. How dare I complain,
a college roommate questioned.
For many guys, I was a prize. But
I couldn't help but notice that I
always seemed to attract the
brothers who were into White or
fair-skinned Latin women. Was I.

supposed to feel honored that
Black men viewed me as the next
best thing?
Approaching 30, I am regain-
ing the self-confidence I had as a
child before I discovered that
being light or dark matters so
much to some of us. I wish the
race and color thing would just
go away, but that won't happen
anytime soon. I figure it's one of
God's little jokes, so I might as
well have fun with it. When White
people ask me what I am, I am
likely to say Buddhist or Virgo.
When another Black person acts
in a way that suggests that my
membership in the Black club is
being canceled, I keep on step-
ping. I am what I am. And no one
can take that away from me,
Kenya Jones is a writer who
now lives in London.






Hollywood wrong
about Black

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interest of a man who looks like
you, what are the odds of your
being paired with Tom Cruise,
John Travolta or Bruce Willis?
Black couples on the big screen
and in popular culture in general
are difficult to find. In failing to
reflect our society, Hollywood dis-
torts reality for moviegoers with
its skewed picture of relation-
ships among Blacks.
In a culture in which all women
are subject to the tyranny of
beauty whose cornerstones are
white skin, long hair and so little
body fat as to suggest anorexia,
the absence of Black women as
romantic interests only reinforces
that definition of beauty and
desirability. It's not progressive or
multicultural to eliminate Black
women as romantic leads. It's
offensive and, I think, bad busi-
ness. It would be nice to see more
women who look like me in
Denzel's arms and I know I'm not
the only woman who'd plunk
down money to enjoy it. The truth
is that the overwhelming majority
of Americans marry people of the
same race. It'd be nice for
Hollywood to reflect the relation-
ships and romance that get us to
the altar.

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he competed in them back in 1994.

At Hershey's Track and Field Games, kids are

encouraged to do their best, no matter what their skill

level. Kids ages 9-14 participate in events

running, jumping and throwing. The Games are held

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Elizabeth Omilami's commitment to the
homeless, the hungry and the working
poor was sparked long before she assumed
leadership of Hosea Feed the Hungry and
Homeless, the organization founded by her
father. Believing "Whenever we get too big
to do the little things, we have lost the real
meaning of life," Elizabeth's mission is to
provide more than hot meals, but also
hope for a better life.

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Full Name of Business
Bon Accounting
808 NE 125th Street

Year established
July 1997
Herve Bony

Number of paid
2 full-time employees

We offer all tax return and
electronic filing services to
individuals. We also offer
monthly bookkeeping, pay-
roll and tax services for
small businesses. The most
valuable service we provide
for small businesses is the
monthly advisory service.
That is where we serve as a
small business accounting

Future goals
One of my future goals is
for individuals to recognize
my company as a top tax
service that takes care of
our everyday clients. I want
them to know that I will
provide the same amount
of passion and detailed
attention to their work that
other offices give to their
rich clients. We want to
serve as a resource for the
small business community.

Why did you start this
business and how
has it grown?
I noticed the need for a
locally owned tax service. I
wanted to take complicated
tax laws and apply them
for the benefit of the peo-
ple in our neighborhoods.
We've seen the number of
our clients grow. When I
first started, it was a one
man operation. Now we
have staff and a web-site
where we're able to do a
lot more electronically.

What were some of
the obstacles you
faced and how did you
overcome them?
One of my biggest obsta-
cles were me learning how

Herve Bony
to respond when someone
asked me why they need-
ed an accountant. Also,
explaining to my clients
how tax laws are compli-
cated and change every
year was a difficult task.
Once I was accustomed to
the clients' needs, they
had me thinking in an
entirely different way.

Who does your
business best serve
and why?
We serve the people who
have a family and are try-
ing to get maximum legal
benefits out of their taxes.
We also serve the busi-
ness owners who are try-
ing to grow their business
and those who have a
small staff. My company
best serves those particu-
lar needs and accommo-
dates their situations

How have your
experiences helped
meet the needs of
your clients?
Over the years I've
learned that the IRS is
very powerful and has a
scary image. My experi-
ences have shown me bet-
ter ways to correspond
and deal with the IRS for
the best of our clients.

Where did you get the
name of your compa-
ny and does it have
any significant
I abbreviated my family
name Bony. The word Bon
means good.

Anthony C. Hill to keynote gala at BCC

Senator Anthony C. 'Tony' Hill,
Sr., will serve as keynote speak-
er for the Harry T. Moore
Festival -Gala Awards Dinner,
6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Feb. 25
at the Brevard Community
College Titusville Campus,
Building 4 Gymnasium, 1311
N. U.S. 1.
The dynamic speaker, who
was elected in 2002 as a state
senator, has been honored with
such prestigious awards as the
NAACP Adam Clayton Powell
Civil Rights Award,
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Freedom Fighter Award, Florida
Democratic Party's Ron H.
Brown Award, and the A.
Phillip Randolph Achievement
The gala is part of the Third

Annual Moore Heritage
Festival, Feb. 23-25, which is
held in conjunction with Black
History Month. More than 50
years ago, Harry T. and
Harriette V. Moore were tragi-
cally killed in the bombing of
their house on Christmas
evening in 1951.
"We're extremely pleased to
have Senator Hill take time out
of his busy schedule to join us
on this wonderful occasion,"
Gary said. "We know he is
extremely supportive of the
Moore memorial park and our
efforts to continually enhance
its operations.
"We look forward to working
with him on future projects
related to the upgrade and
enhancement of the park and
the cultural center. That

Florida Senator
Anthony C. 'Tony' Hill, Sr.

includes securing funding to
build a replica of the Moore
home, pavilion area and other
amenities at the park."
Hill, who represents por-
tions of Duval, St. Johns,
Flagler, Putnam and Volusia
counties, may speak on the fes-
tival theme "Understanding to
Education" or focus his speech
on the Moore's life and legacy,
Gary said.
Hill serves on the following
state committees: Agriculture
(vice chair); Appropriations;
Transportation & Economic
Development Sub-committee
on Appropriations; Criminal
Justice; Home Defense, Public
Security and Ports; Natural
Resources; and Regulated
Industries and Joint Legislative
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Prosperity campaign to help low-income families

Congressman Kendrick B.
Meek will team up with the
Prosperity Campaign and sev-
eral area organizations and
businesses on Feb. 23, to high-
light the importance of the
Earned Income Tax Credit
(EITC) and free tax preparation
to low-wage workers, business-
es and the local economy. The
event will begin at 3 p.m. at the
Sant La Haitian Neighborhood
Center located at 5000
Biscayne Blvd. in Miami.
"Programs like the Human
Services Coalition's Prosperity
Campaign help low-wage work-
ers during tax season, prepar-
ing returns at no cost and edu-

cating them about the
EITC," Meek said.
The EITC is available
to low-income, full' or
part-time working
families, and can
result in a credit of up
to $4,400 for a parent
or couple with two or
more children earning
less than $37,000 a
year. For working
families, EITC can M
help cover expenses,
pay off debts, put a down pay-
ment on a house or car, or save
money for a child's college edu-
"When you don't make a lot,

it's good to know
there are programs
out there to help you
save the most you can
and plan for tomor-
row," said Julio
Escobar, an EITC
recipient who is origi-
nally from Honduras
and now lives in
South Florida.
Escobar has received
'Ethe EITC for the past
three years and says
the money he's received has
helped him provide for his fam-
"The money working families
receive from the EITC can help

The Beacon Council, Miami-
Dade County's official eco-
nomic development partner-
ship, is releasing the results of
an economic development
study that analyzes the issue
of housing affordability and its
effect on the business recruit-
ment and retention efforts of
The Beacon Council.
Based on the results of this
study, it is evident that the
current affordable housing sit-
uation is causing a new chal-
lenge in attracting talented
professionals and retaining
the valuable talent in Miami-
Dade County. This scenario
could adversely affect Miami-
Dade's position as an interna-
tional business center. The
Beacon Council's study focus-
es on single-family homes

them improve their standard of
living," Meek said. "Last year's
hurricane season was a devas-
tating blow to thousands of
families in South Florida. The
EITC and free tax preparation
programs are tools that can
help many low-wage individu-
als and families working hard
to support themselves during
difficult times."
Meek noted that these pro-
grams also positively affect the
local economy, because many
of the funds are spent locally
and help generate jobs. The
IRS estimates that between
2001 and 2004, the number of
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since that has traditionally
been the housing option of
choice for families.
"The real estate boom we
have been experiencing for the
past few years has enhanced
Miami-Dade's position as a
top market for investment and
corporate relocations," said
Frank R. Nero, President &
CEO, The Beacon Council.
"But this boom has also made
it difficult for our workforce,
including mid-level and highly
skilled workers, to afford a
home. It is incumbent upon
the public sector and the busi-
ness community to take action
to find and implement solu-
tions to this issue."
The study also analyzes the
relationship between housing
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BCC pioneering advocates During the festival It's primarily given to
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Hill also has been
awarded the Rosemary
Barkett Award from
the Florida Academy
of Trial Lawyers, and
the Coalition of Black
Trade Unionists'
Cleveland Robinson
The Moores were

pay for Black and
white teachers, equal
educational facilities,
and justice for victims
of police brutality and
lynchings. For more
information on the
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Freedom Award will
be presented during
the gala celebration.
The award recognizes
a person who has pro-
moted the Moore's
work and their legacy.

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munities across the
state and nation in
the promotion of civil
rights with an empha-
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OCI PROJECT NO. A05-PARK-03 GOB 44-70154, 70763

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the County Code and
Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E) services will
be required for the design of the Trail Glades Range.


Proposers are advised of the following minimum requirements. The prime and/or subconsultants
selected must have experience in the following areas:

Designed at least three (3) completed outdoor range facilities within the last three (3) years from the
submittal date of this solicitation;

Designed at least three (3) park and recreation facilities, including but not limited to buildings, sports
lighting, etc., within the last three (3) years from the submittal date of this solicitation; and

Prepared and permitted a minimum:of three (3) environmental mitigation plans related to freshwater
wetlands, with experience inclu dingilead contamination removal and mitigation.

Tr6e"eA'fise mu- lid ii^a^e c0Hsiltfit's and/6r`Subc'on-
sultant's firm who has demonstrated project management experience related to the above minimum
requirements. The experience must be demonstrated by direct or substantial involvement of the indi-
vidual(s) in a supervisory capaoity at the project manager level or above in these projects. The deter-
mination of the individual's qualifications and compliance with these minimum requirements shall be at
the sole discretion of the County.

Please note that the individual(s) providing such expertise must be at the project manager level or
above and must: (1) Be an employee of the consultant; (2) Have supervisory responsibility at the proj-
ect manager level or above, and (3) Have a direct and substantial involvement with the proposed proj-
ect on a day-to-day basis. The firm's selection will be based upon the experience and expertise of the
firm and the individual(s) providing such experience to meet the minimum requirement. The individual(s)
providing the required expertise shall not be reassigned during the course of the contract without the
express written consent of County. Any such substitutions shall be of equivalent or better qualifications
and the County reserves the right to review and approve replacements and/or substitutions at its sole

The scope of services consists of architectural and engineering services, which will include but not be
limited to, design and construction administration for building construction and renovations; park
improvements including shooting range construction and renovation; environmental permitting and mit-
igation for the Trail Glades Range, located at 17601 SW 8th Street, Miami, Florida. Due to the special-
ties inherent with the design of an outdoor shooting range, the design team must be familiar with the
design criteria required by sanctioning bodies for all shooting sports, and must be familiar with environ-
mental permitting and mitigation.

The estimated construction cost is $5,600,000.00 and the non-exclusive professional services agree-
ment (PSA) for a term of six (6) years.


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)
18.00 Architectural Construction Management (PRIME)


Environmental Engineering Stormwater Drainage Design Engineering Services
Environmental Engineering Contamination Assessment and Monitoring
Environmental Engineering Remedial Action Plan Design
Environmental Engineering Remedial Action Plan Implementation/Operation/Maintenance
General Structural Engineering 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
General Electrical Engineering 15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
General Civil Engineering 17.00 Engineering Construction Management
Value Analysis and Life-Cycling Costing Environmental Engineering
Landscape Architecture

A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1st Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respective-
ly for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at htt://, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."

The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Fernando V. Ponassi who may be contacted via e-mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-5637.

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on February 21, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.

Deadline for submission of proposals is March 10, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE

This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

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The Florida Department of En'vironmental Protection (DEP) released on
February 17, 2006. DEP Solicitation No. 2006050C entitled "'Recuest Ifr Plans
(RFP) for Visitor Services at Colier-Seminole State Park."

download the subject solicitation hrom thep.P l's'ision o Recation td
Parks Website. To view the solicitation, go to and select tle link for DEP
Solicitation No. 2006050(C. Oce you have reached this site, you will need to
openrprint each document appearing for lhe solicitation. Prospective Visitor
Service Providers (VSPs) should periodically revisit the website to obtain
copies of additional documents that may be posted during the solicitation
Organizations must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the
solicitation documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for download,
free of charge, at the following websitc: o o ct .it a t i ^.............
A non-mandatory teleconference meeting will tb held on Tuesday, March 7.
2006, at 10:00 A.M. EST to convey DEP's concept of the visitor seirices
requested under this solicitation and to answer appropriate legal. administrative
and/or technical questions. Prospective visitor service providers inctrested inl
participating in tite meeting at tile location where DET representatives will be
conducting the teleconference, should go to Room 154 of the Carr Building,
located at 380) Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. This
nmeeing provides the only opportunity for IEP to respond to legal, administrative
andior technical questions in a public fbrum. In order for DEP to provide more
comprehensive answers, it is strongly recommended that prospective visitor
service providers submit their questions in writing at least five (5) days prior to the
meeting. Prospective visitor service providers interested in participating via
tleplioic iaust contact Gwcetn D. Godfiry (850/245-2350) no later thanti Monday,
March 6. 2010i to acquire the telephones call-in number. Copies of the subject
solicitation should be obtained front tle interint prior to participating in the
meeting, as copies of the solicitation will not be made available at the meeting
Responses to the subject solicitation are doe at the address identified in the
solicitation package, no later than 3:00 P.M. EST on Friday, March 24, 2006.
Pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act, any person with a qualified
disability shall not he denied equal access and effective communication
regarding any solicitation documents or the attendance at any related meeting
or solicitation response opening. If accommodations are needed because of a
disability, please contact tile Bureau of General Services at (805) 245-23501 at
least five (5) workdays prior to the event. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Services by calling (800) 955-8771
(TDD) or (800) 955-8770( (Voice).


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The Division of Student Affairs is currently seeking a Director of Budget and Personnel who will be
responsible for:

. Directing and monitoring all financial and personnel matters for the Division of Student
. Developing strategic initiatives on fiscal and personnel matters. Developing and imple-
menting internal controls and procedures;
. Supervising the A&S Business Office and directing the A&S budget process, including the
establihsment of the A&S budget on an annual basis;
* Providing direction to the monthly budget reporting for all untis within the Division of
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* Representing Student Affairs on committees related to the Division's budget, especially the
University's Chief Financial Officer's Executive Areas Budget Manager's Committe.
Supervising the University's student fee increase process each year for proposed increas-'
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S Providing reports to the VP on budgetary matters for the Division.

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The deadline for
Florida students to
apply for financial aid
at many colleges and
universities is March 1.
The Florida
Department of
Education's official
student advising web-
simplifies the financial
aid application process
by providing informa-
tion and resources to
help students apply in
"There is funding
available to help stu-
dents achieve their
higher education goals
and we must make cer-
tain they know what is
available,"' said
E d u c a t i o n
Commissioner John L.
Winn. "The website not
only helps students
find important finan-
cial aid information,
but also helps them
plan step-by-step for
their future."
Most students in
Florida receive some
kind of financial assis-
i-tance. Students
should first apply for
federal financial aid by
Sddiioil6fing tiee"^"FFer'
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EITC returns filed in
Miami-Dade and
Broward increased 15
percent to more than
448,706. The amount
of refund money
increased 25 percent
to some $853.9 mil-
Nationally, EITC
helps millions of work-
ing families.
According to the
Brookings Institution,
19 million families
received $34.4 billion
in 2003 alone.
The Prosperity
Campaign has 10
Prosperity Centers like
Sant La, which reach
out to South Florida's
large Haitian commu-
nity. The Campaign
also works with
Miami-Dade County to
promote the more than
80 free tax preparation
sites in the area
through the 311 coun-
ty help line.
In Broward County,
Hispanic Unity and the
Children Services
Council have about 30
free tax preparation
locations and a mobile
tax van. There, resi-
dents can call 211 for
site locations and
"As we see it, EITC
creates a more stable
workforce, a more loyal
workforce and it cuts
down on turnover,"
said Karla Gottlieb,
Prosperity Campaign
director for the Human
Services Coalition.
More information
can be found at
www. prosperitycam- or by calling
the Human Services
Coalition at 305-576-
5001 at extensions 30
or 16.

Students applying for
state aid should com-
plete the Florida
Financial Aid
Application (FFAA).
Both of these forms
can be found through
the website.
Financial aid for
Florida students is
available in both merit-
-based and need-based
forms, including schol-
arships, grants, work-
study ,programs and
student loans. Merit-
based financial aid
includes the Florida
Lottery-funded Bright
Futures Scholarships.
Last year (2004-2005)
130,597 students
received Bright
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27,472 students
received the Florida
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plus $300 per semester
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Housing affordability

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costs and workforce salaries. Results show that
a growing disparity exists between the average
household income in Miami-Dade and the cost of
housing, and significant improvements must be
made to balance the income-housing affordabili-
ty scale.
The study concludes with several findings,
including the fact that as our area continues to
develop into a world metropolis with increased
vertical development, workers' expectations for
housing might have to change. To deal with this
issue, The Beacon Council recommends a special
summit on housing affordability involving the
business community, local governments and real
estate developers.
For a full copy of The Beacon Council's hous-
ing affordability study and any questions, please
contact Xavier Gonzalez at 305-579-1341.


Notice for Early Public Review
Demolition & Redevelopment for Elizabeth Virrick I & II
Part of the Sites are Located on the 100-Year Floodplain
The subject notification is to give notice that Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA) has
submitted to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) an
application for disposition/demolition and redevelopment of Elizabeth Virrick I, II, FL 5-024
and FL 5-029. As part of the application process, MDHA is required to perform an
Environmental Assessment (EA).
The completed Phase I Environmental Site Assessment shows that a small portion of the
properties being redeveloped, approximately one-half acre, are located on the .100-year
floodplain. This requires that MDHA analysis of the impact that the planned
redevelopment may have on the floodplain. As part of this process, MDHA is required to
issue an early public notice of the proposed activities per Section 2(a)(4) of the Floodplain
Management Guidelines for Executive Order 11988.
The above properties have deteriorated substantially due to the lack of adequate
modernization and rehabilitation funds and were gradually vacated over the past eight
years. As a result, demolition is justifiable in accordance with 24 CFR 970.6(1). Further, the
two properties are obsolete due to their deteriorated and unsafe physical condition and are
beyond repair. MDHA has determined that it is in the best interest of the community to
redevelop the properties with a combination of both Annual Contributions Contract housing
and mix-finance housing units. Demolition and redevelopment plans are pending. Any
agencies, groups or individuals interested in this initiative may submit written comments to
the attention of Pelayo Cuervo, special projects administrator, Miami-Dade Housing
Agency, 1401 NW 7 St., Bldg C, Miami, FL 33125. To be considered, any and all comments
must be received at MDHA by March 8, 2006. Should you have any questions regarding
this notice, call MDHA at 305-644-5349.


Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office
located at.City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the fol-



(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 2/27/06)

Detailed specifications for this bid are available upon request at the City of
Miami, Purchasing Department, 444 SW 2nd Avenue, Sixth Floor, Miami, FL
33130 or download from City's website at
Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola
City Manager
Ad NO. 10289 '



Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which
can be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management
(DPM), from our Website: www.miamidade.aov/dpm. Vendors may
choose to download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website
under "Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all brariches
of the Miami-Dade Public Library. It is recommended that vendors visit our
Website on a weekly basis to view newly posted solicitations, addendums,
revised bid opening dates and other information that may be subject to

Interested parties may also visit or call:

Miami-Dade County
Department of Procurement Management
Vendor Assistance Unit
111 NW 1st Street, 13th floor,
Miami, FL 33128
Phone Number: 305-375-5773

There is a nominal non-refundable fee for each bid package and an addi-
tional $5.00 handling charge for those vendors wishing to receive a paper
copy of the bid package through the United States Postal Service.

These solicitations are subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with
County Ordinance No. 98-106.

Fane's A/C &
Appliance Repair
Wall units, central air, stove,
refrigerator, washer and dryer.
Bp.: 305-566-8389

Daryl's Banquet Hall
All occasions, weddings, parties, etc.
1290 Ali Baba (West of 27th Ave.)
Limo Rentals

Smart Fashion Salon
Booths for rent. Special
discount for the first six
months. 5603 NW 7th Avenue
Ask for Lucy

Range Funeral Home
The Directors are: M. Athalie Range
and N. Patrick Range
5727 N.W. 17th Avenue

Gene and Sons, Inc.
Custom-made cabinets for kitchens
and bathrooms at affordable prices.
14140 NW 22nd Avenue

General Home Repair
Air condition, plumbing, electrical,
roofing, appliances, washer, dryer.
stove. Call Benny


Southeastern Roofing
& Painting
General Home Repairs. Repair
and Roofs. Financing.
Call 305-694-9405

C. BrianHart Ins.
Auto'Flood Windstorm General
Liability Home Worker's
7954 NW 22nd Avenue

RUSSELL with the
24 hours Moving/Deliveries
Low Rates Senior Citizens and
Disability Discounts
305-625-3461 or

Foreclosure Experts
Refinance Pay Off Bills
Save Your Home Get Cash Out
Call Steven

Coops' Kitchen
Specialized in Bar-B-Que Ribs
and Chicken
7910 NW 22 Avene

Wedding Video
Corporate videos, Music videos,
high definition/film


The Department of Off-Street Parking of the City of Miami d/b/a Miami
Parking Authority (MPA) is seeking Submissions detailing qualifications to
provide consulting services for the operational review of our Information
Systems (M.I.S.) department.

Interested firms/individuals ("Respondents") may pick-up a copy of the RFQ
to be issued on February 16, 2006 at 190 N.E. 3rd Street, Miami, FL 33132.
The RFQ contains detailed and specific information about the scope of
services, submission requirements and selection procedures.

One (1) original and five (5) copies of the completed and executed
Submission must be delivered to the administrative offices of Miami Parking
Authority, 190 N.E. 3rd Street, Miami, Florida 33132 no later than March 16,
2006 by 2:00 p.m. Submissions received past such deadline and/or sub-
mitted to any other location or office shall be deemed not responsive and
summarily rejected. The Executive Director and/or the Board reserves the
right to accept any Submission deemed to be in the best interest of Miami
Parking Authority, to waive any technicalities or irregularities in any
Submission and/or to reject any and/or all Submissions and to re-advertise
for new Submissions.

This RFQ is available in our website:

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The Miami Times, South Florida's oldest Black newspaper, is expanding. We offer a fast-
paced, stimulating environment with great benefits, opportunities for growth and a chance
to be a part of an 83 year-old tradition serving South Florida's Black community.

If you are flexible, professional, possess strong communication skills and take pride in
your work, we invite you to apply for the following positions by submitting two (2) copies
of your resume to:

TZCbe fflinali iTinle
900 NW 54th Street
Miami, Fl 33127
Attn: Renee M. Harris

Bring your journalism and/or writing experience to help inform, educate and inspire
Miami's Black community with news and information for and about areas like Liberty City,
Miami Gardens, Opa-Locka, Overtown, Brownsville, Florida City, North Miami, Goulds,
Perrine, Richmond Heights, Little Haiti and Broward County. We are looking for two full
time and 12 freelance reporters to join our editorial team. Please include three writing
samples with your resume.
Religion Editor/Reporter:
Be a part of our highly popular Faith and Families section. The perfect candidate will com-
bine solid journalism and/or writing experience with a desire to keep the Black communi-
ty abreast of religious news and information, church happenings as well as important
issues affecting Black families. Please include three writing samples with your resume.

Customer Service Representatives:
The perfect candidates understand that our readers are the reason we exist. If you are
flexible, articulate, enjoy working with the public and are capable of managing multiple pri-
orities, we invite you to apply for one of two part-time positions.

Graphic Designer:
Help our production department create on of the most attractive, visually stimulating
newspapers in the nation. The perfect candidate is flexible, innovative and highly skilled
at using PhotoShop, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat. We are look-
ing for one part-time graphic designer.

As the first face our customers see and the first voice they hear, the ideal candidate must
be professional, articulate and enjoy working with the public. If you have a pleasant per-
sonality, are capable of working under pressure and skilled at managing multiple priori-
ties, we need you. We are looking for one full-time and one part-time receptionist.

Advertising Executive:
Help local, national, small and large companies expose their products and services to
South Florida's multimillion dollar Black community. The perfect candidate has solid sales
experience, preferably with print or electronic media. If you are articulate, professional
and a solid closer looking for an unlimited income, we need you to join our advertising

Use your positive personality and selling skills to help readers receive The Miami Times
at their doorsteps each week. The ideal candidates are reliable, confident, have impecca-
ble telephone sales skills and work well in a fast-paced atmosphere. We are looking for
three part-time telemarketers.
Experienced accounts receivable professional to collect on outstanding accounts. The
ideal candidate is assertive, has strong communication skills and solid collections experi-
No telephone calls please


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To Place Your Ad

Call: 305-694-6225

To Fax Your Ad

Fax: 305-757-4764


Churches for Rent
1122 NW 119 Street
Space could be for a church,
barber or hairdresser.
Call 954-322-6914
Furnished Rooms
13387 N. W. 30th Avenue
$70, weekly. Free utilities with
kitchen. One person. Call
2373 N.W. 95th Street
$70 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen,and bath One
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront Gated Communi-
ty, furnished, color TV, air,
utilities and more.
Call 305-510-9966
5565 NW 24th Avenue
$70 weekly. Free utilities,
kitchen and bath. One per-
son. Call 305-474-8186 or
Air, $250 bi-weekly. $100 se-
curity deposit, 305-696-6921.
Free utilities, reasonable.
Call Eve 786-344-3842 or
Tired of paying high rent.
Free housing on the lake ,
meals included in exchange
for assisting a blind man in
good health. With routine
shopping, etc, etc. Free other
job. Call 493-1635.
Finally were back! Clean, de-
cent rooms, $300 to $600;
one efficiency.
Call Rock 786-357-8617

101 N.E. 78th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$850 monthly, with parking.
Section 8 Welcome!!
Call 786-326-7424
1525 N.W. 1st Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$500 monthly. Newly
ed. All appliances included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1550 N W. 1 Court
Efficiency, one bath, $370.
One bedroom one bath,
Stove, refrigerator, air
Free water 305-642-7080

248 N.W.69th Street
5 bedrooms,. 2 baths. $1500
Call 305-318-3420 or 305-
299- 8798
2751 NW 46th Street
One bedroom, one bath, with
remote gate. $550 monthly.
Call 954-430-0849
288 N.W. 59th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, iron bars, fenced,
new kitchen, $1800 to move
in. $900 per month. Section
Call 954- 448-5020
4900 N.W. 26th Avenue
Completely renovated two
bedroom house with fenced
yard in nice Brownsville
neighborhood. Air condition-
ing and ceramic tile floors
throughout. Brand new stove
and refrigerator. Only $750
per month; $1,500 to move
in. Includes free water and
free lawn service.
Contact Rental Office
2651 N.W. 50th Street
Phone 305-638-3699
Walking distance from
Brownsville metrorail. Free
water, gas, security, bars,
iron gate doors, one and two
bedrooms, from $410-$485
2651 NW 50th Street.
Call 305-638-3699
6020 N.W. 13th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$485-$495 per month, one
bedrooms, $385 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
6943 N.W 6th Court
Large 2 bedrooms, 1
bath,appliances included.
$850 a month. $1900 to
move in.
Call 347-420-1819
77 NW 77th Street
Two bedrooms, one and half
bath. $880 monthly. Section
8 OK!
Call 786-306-4505
8560 NW 30th Avenue
One bedroom, all utilities in-
cluded. $750 a month. First,
and last. Call: 305-694-0959
or 305-836-5848
One and two bedrooms.,
from $420-$495 monthly.
Free water, security bars and
iron gate doors.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street or
Call 305-638-3699

BASIC CABLE. Remodeled
One, two and three
bedrooms, air, ceiling fan,
appliances, laundry, and
100 NW 11th St. Mgr. #106

5850 N.W. 15th Avenue
One bedroom, $600 monthly.
$1200 moves you in.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-458-3977.

Capital Rental Agency
1497 NW 7 Street
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa Locka, Brownsville,
Apts, Duplexes, Houses
Efficiencies, One, Two
and Three bedrooms.
Many with appliances.
Same day approval. Call
for information

Eighth Street
One bdrm, one bath $450
Stove, refrigerator, air

Gated community, spacious
One, two and three bed-
rooms. HC and Non HC ac-
cessible apartments., con-
venient location with pool,
resident activities. NO PETS!
Water and sewer included.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
Lakeside Towers
TDD 1-800-955-8770

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
Three bedrooms, two
baths, $725.00
Stove, refrigerator, air,
1255 NW 58 Street
1256 NW 58 Terrace
Free water, .gas, security
bars and iron gate doors,
$410 monthly. Two
bedrooms, $450 monthly.
Apply at:
2651 NW 50th Street
Call 305-638-3699
Three bedrooms, two baths
.with central air, appliances
&nd free 27 inch flat screen
T.V. $950 monthly!
Section 8 Welcome!
Call Joel at 786-355-7578
Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8.
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749


1602 NW 85 Street
Two bedrooms, $850 a
month. Call 770-826-0680 or
1896 NW 94th Street
One bedroom, $650 a
month. Call 954-430-0849

47 N.W. 60th Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$825 monthly. First, last and
$500 security. Everything all
NEW! Call 305-751-2540.
572 NE 65th Street
Newly remodeled, top floor,
two bedroom, one bath, with
appliances. Need proof of
employment. $900 a month
plus $900 security to move
Please Call 786-488-2264
8118 NW 12 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1400 monthly.
Call 305-218-1227
Newly remodeled one bed-
room one bath, cenral air,
Section 8 Welcome.$600
monthly. Call 954-818-9112 .
Under New
3737 Charles Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath du-
plex located in Coconut
Grove. Near schools and
buses. $525 per month, $525
security deposit, $1050 total
to move in. 305-448-4225 or
apply at: 3737 Charles Ter-
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14230 NW 22 Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths
with jacuzzi. Brand new unit
with all new appliances.
$1100 monthly. $3300 to
move in. Contact Ray at
479 N.W. 19th Street
Four bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath.
Townhouse. Section 8 O.K.
$1300 Call 305-815-2445.
Brand new building, 1 bed-
rqom, 1 bath. Large balcony.
Brickell view. Pool, gym, ca-
ble and DSL. With covered
parking. $1300 monthly.
Call 305-343-2608

1112 N.W. 105th Street
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, $1100
monthly. Section 8 welcome.
First, last and security.
Call Martha 786-389-6223.
1260 N.W. 51 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath in

Allapattah area, quiet neigh-
borhood, near bus stop and
schools, fenced yard,
carport, free water. NO
Section 8. For more
information call 305-621-
5892 or 305-621-3219.

1341 N.W. 196 Street
Beautiful three bedrooms, 2
bath, with a pool. Close to
schools. First. last and
ty. Section 8 Welcom.
Call 786-499-0288

Houses I
19031 N.W. 43rd Avenue
3 bedrooms, 2 baths,
appliances included with
washer and dryer. Section 8
welcome. Call 786-277-9925.
1931 NW 97 Street
2440 N.W. 82nd Street
Two bedroom, one bath, wa-
ter included. 305-651-1078
2269 N.W. 49th Street
Three bedroom, one bath.
$1300 monthly. Central air,
tile floors. Call 786-512-
2441 N.W. 154 STREET
Remodeled four bedrooms, 2
baths, tile, central air. $1350
monthly. Section 8 O.K.
Call 305-665-1845
2501 N.W. 151st Street
Three bedrooms.,central air,
den $1,200, $3,600 move in
No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson
Broker 305-891-6776
2947 N.W. 57th Street
Three bedrooms, 2 bath.
$950 monthly. No section 8.
Call 305-267-9449
8120 N.W. 14th Court
Remodeled three bedrooms
two bath, tile, central air.
Section 8 O.K.$1150
Call 305-665-1845.
860 N.W. 70 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
big yard.Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-326-2789
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1350 monthly.
Call 305-981-8441 or
19120 N.W. 22nd Place, spa-
cious two bedrooms, two
baths, central air, appliances,
washer dryer hookup, one
garage. $1400 monthly, first,
last and security. Total $3800
down. No section 8. Please
call 305-625-4515
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air. Section 8 O.K.
Call 954-894-8735
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, Foreclosure. $50,000!
For listings 800-749-8168
Three bedrooms, one bath,
all tile, air, backyard, close to
school. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-778-2092
Large one bedroom, full
bath, carpet,parking, utilities
included, central air and
Call 786-262-5329

10741 S.W. 150th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
florida room/ car port, $1100
monthly. NO Section 8!
Call 305-267-9449
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:

Call Kathy:

No income, no credit check.
Get cash back. Stop evic-
tions, and 24 hour notice.
Mrs.Harris 305-305-7335
Want to make money
Chris 305-219-0260
Whether you are thinking of
Buying, Selling or Refinanc-
ing. Any Property! Any
Condition! Any where in
Mortgage Mecca Company
6214 N.W. 18th Avenue
Office: 786-318-1705
Cell: 786-489-3199

1080 N.W. 196 Terrace
Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath
New roof, price $279,000

2453 N.W. 175 Street
Beautiful 4 bedrooms, 2
bath,price $285,000

3510 N.W. 208 Terr.
Nice 3 bedroom, 1 bath.

Ron D'Oyley
Global National Realty

Four bedrooms, one bath
with garage. 1405sq, newly
renovated with new
appliances and new air.
Electrical up-graded to code.
100% financing with seller
contribution, Call for details
se habla espanol
1233 N.W. 51st Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Excellent Condition, New
drive-way. Fully renovated,
$155K negotiable.
Call Rickey 786-718-0162
1555 N.W. 162 TERR
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, florida
room. $149,900.

441 N.W. 80 Street
4 bedrooms, 1 bath.

2154 N.W.76 Street
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, hugh
master. $195,000

Low down payment monthly
principal and interest from
$950 to $1200 per month.
Owner will help with
and closing cost.

Call 786-282-6322

1782 N.W. 63rd Street
CALL 305-244-8013
1900 N.W. 51 STREET
Two houses, large corner,
needs work, only $229K.
Tom Coward, Realtor,
Large waterfront lot, three
bedrooms, one and half bath,
could be four bedrooms, cen-
tral air, security bars,
$220,000. Call 954-431-
Newly remodeled homes,
down payment, priced to sell.
Buy now while market is still
affordable. For further infor-
mation call 954-605-1359.

Experienced Part-time
Work from Home
Monday Saturday,
flexible hours, Up to $6
hourly, plus commission.
Call 305-999-0048

Open position for day care
worker. Must be certfied
Wanza and Braxton's
Pink and Blue Day Care

Route Drivers

Make Up To $10 an Hour
Plus gas mileage
For a 1/2 days work

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail

You must be available
between the hrs., of 8 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle
and current Driver License.

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

Five bedrooms, Must Sell! EARN HIGH INTEREST
Only $33,500 Like the wealthy!
800-749-8168 xD040 Be on this call at 8 p.m.,
HUD HOMES Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Five bedrooms, Only Fridays 1-646-519-5860 pin
$33,500. For listings no. 2272#. Call Charles for
800-749-8168xD046 information, 786-356-5011.

Commercial Property
NW 62 St., Investor Charter school available. Of-
Special, fice two bath and kitchen.
duplex commercial building, Call 305-687-1218.
$350,000, 786-380-7545. I will teach you about the
wonderful word of Yahweh.
Call 786-718-6228
Stop Renting! 1st Place $500
Own Your Own Home! Bad TALENT SHOW
credit welcome! Foreign na- We are looking for choirs,
tionals. Free credit report. dancers, rappers and etc.
Terry cell 786-267-7129. To audition call 305-303-

Avoid Foreclosure and
Save Your Home!
Behind on payments? I
can help
Call 305-244-9003

CALL 786-488-8617
Drum and Keyboard
$12 hourly all ages welcome.
Call 305-303-9880
FERRALS. 305-951-3861

$99 We repair also. 215 NW
22 Avenue 305-644-0333.
General contractor specializ-
ing in shingle roofs, bobcat
service and general

1974 Chevy Pickup, needs
work, call 786-357-1486.

2000 Mercedes 430 CLK.
Like new, low mileage, great
condition. Must Sell.
Call 305-830-2899

1992 Ford Escort LX, 2-door,
5 speed. $900.
Call 305-688-0759
Chevy's from $500
$500 Police Impounds
For listings 800-749-8167
HONDA'S from $500!
Police Impounds. For listings

If interested please.

Staff Accountant

1-3 yrs experience with G/L, journal
entries and reconciliations. Send
resume with salary requirements to or fax to 305-

About to loose your home?
Taxes past due, bills getting behind?
Good credit, Bad credit, It doesn't matter
call me when everyone else says NO

s siie dvris e' Index

020 Business
023 Churches
025 Roommates
027 Office Space
030 Unfurnished
035 Furnished
040 Efficiencies
050 Apartments
060 Duplexes
065 Condos/Tnhs
070 Houses
080 Rent w/option

100 Real Estate
101 Condos/Tnhs
102 Duplexes
103 Houses
104 Lots
105 Apartments
107 Commercial Prop
108 Business

To Place Your Ad
By Phone:
Mon. Fri.
Deadline: Tues. 6 pm
By Fox: 305-757-4764
Deadline: Tues. 2 pm
In person:
Mon. Frl.
8:30 am 6 pm
900 N.W. 54"' St.

106 Money To Lend
115 Services
120 Repairs
150 Automobiles
175 Business Oppt.
176 Schools
177 Positions Wanted
180 Childcare
190 Miscellaneous
200 Merchandise
220 Personals
250 Lost and Found
998 Legals

Please check your classified ad the first day
it appears in eIr tlia, 1 imT r'i. All ads placed
by phone are read back for verification of
copy content.
In the event of an error le l itanli eai1111 is
responsible for a makegood only for the first
incorrect insertion. We assume no responsi-
bility for any reason for any error in an ad
beyond the cost of the ad itself.
ihlr Itliiii Tilnes reserves the right to edit, to
reject and/or cancel a classified ad. We also
reserve the right to reclassify an ad.

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(135 N.W. 167 'STRIel: StllT # 1F21

* 100% Financing Available
On all property types
* FHA & VA Financing
* Property Rehabilitation Loans
* FHA 203K Loans
* 20% Down Foreign National
* Good Credit, Bad Credit, NO Credit
* Se Habla Espanol

305-828-0001 Fax:

Roy T. Freeman
Lic. Mortgage Broker
Finance Specialist
Cell: 305-510-4201


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I have blessed candles, baths and
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I give never failing advice upon all matters of life,
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transactions of all kinds. I never fail to reunite the sep-
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enemies, rivals, lovers' quarrels, evil habits, stumbling
blocks and bad luck of all kind. There is no heart so
sad so dreary that I cannot bring sunshine into it. In
fact, no matter what may be your hope, fear or ambi-
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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

6D The Miami Times, February 22-28, 2006


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