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Publication Date: March 8, 2006
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South's Largest Black Weekly Circulation

One Family Serving Since 1923

Informing Miami-Dade
and Broward Counties

Alumni fear Northwestern's closing

Alumni concerned about high school's

future after poor FCAT scores

By Melissa-N. Brown
Miami Times Writer

Miami Northwestern High
School has existed since 1955,
but the school's alumni associ-
ation fears for the
Northwestern's future. The
school has received two Fs and
three Ds in the past five years.

Despite the Miami-Dade
School District's efforts to
improve the school's grade,
Larry Williams, president of
the Northwestern Alumni
Association, said he fears the
school could fall back to F sta-
The Northwestern Alumni
Association is not pleased with

the school district's decision to
place the school under co-

principalship. Co-principals
Paulette Covin-Fredrik and

Guillermo Munoz, replaced the
school's former principal Alvin
Brennan, who opened the cur-
rent school year with the high
"It's not personal," Williams
said, "We feel that their lack of

experience doesn't fit the need
of Northwestern."
Joseph Garcia, chief com-
munication officer for the
school district, said both co-
principals have considerable
leadership experience. Fredrik
was an assistant principal at
Drew Middle School and
Munoz was assistant principal
at Northwestern for six years.
Garcia said he is confident
the future of Northwestern is
secure. Since being placed in
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Young girls committing

more violent crimes

By Renee M. Harris

Camille Burke is a part of a
disturbing national trend.
Burke is the Miramar teen
accused of shooting a class-
mate on their school bus last
November, allegedly because
she had been bullied.
Burke is now among the
data that say girls are becom-
ing increasingly violent and
are committing more crimes.
FBI arrest statistics for girls
confirm what concerned par-
ents, teachers and social
workers have long suspected.
Over the past decade and a
half, the national arrest rates
for girls increased from 23
percent in 1990 to roughly 29

The question is: Can violent
behavior in girls be prevent-
ed? And if so, how? Dr. Dawn
Shelton, Florida State
Director of the Institute for
Family Centered Services
believes that it can.
The program offers inten-
sive in-home treatment that
gives families and children an
opportunity to develop skills
to manage anger and other
potentially damaging behav-
ior. Shelton said in order to
prevent violent behavior in
young women, "there is a
high need to assess for past
According to Shelton, as
the program's therapists
begin to establish a trusting
relationship with their

past five years, offers a vari-

Miramar teen among disturbing trend

Camille Burke is a part of a disturbing national trend.
Burke is the Miramar teen accused of shooting a class-
mate on their school bus last November, allegedly
because she had been bullied.

percent in 2004.
In Florida alone, the num-
ber of girls placed in the
state's juvenile justice system
for committing violent crimes
rose 24 percent, according to
Kelley Gandy, an operations
management consultant with
the Department of Juvenile

clients, it is not uncommon to
discover that young women
have a history of trauma that
has not been addressed -
trauma that is often at the
root of negative acting out
The program, which has
been around since 1988 and
in the state of Florida for the

ety of services to help
strengthen families. The pre-
vention program is aimed at
reducing the need for youth
to be removed from the home
and placed in juvenile justice
Shelton said the program
"empowers family members
to really support and meet
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Who is Jarrell Douse?

FAMU grad creates new opinion column
By Renee M. Harris co

Wise beyond his years, opin-
ionated and a deep, critical
thinker, Jarrell Douse is a
breath of fresh air a young
Black man with a mind of his
own that he is not afraid to use.
The newest Miami Times
columnist is an avid reader who
devours several newspapers
from around the country daily
"because I have to know what's
going on."
Douse, 26, counts Invisible
Man by Ralph Ellison and Their
Eyes Were Watching God among
his favorites. The Miami native
feels such a connection to the
author of the book about the
bold and free spirited Janie that
he refers to her simply as 'Zora.'
Our paths crossed when
Douse applied for a reporting
position with The Times. After
our interview turned philo-
sophical discussion it
became apparent that this
young man's voice is one that


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Miami needs to hear.
Douse is unapologetically
passionate about Black people.
The single scholar exudes an
impatience with Blacks -
young and old who do not
realize and utilize their great-
ness. The brilliance of Black
men simultaneously excites and
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Jennifer Sabbat, a 20-
year-old Miami-Dade College
student from Haiti, would
prefer to make South Florida
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after I finish school," said
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Black parents must

become informed voters
The recent public discussions and activity regarding
the FCAT and school vouchers are healthy. They are
also evidence that Blacks are not a monolithic
group. Parents who previously held anti-school voucher
positions have apparently changed their minds. Black chil-
dren previously enrolled in schools labeled failures com-
pliments of Gov. Bush's A+ plan are now students at tax-
payers-funded private schools, but their parents seem none
the wiser.

Had an unscientific poll been conducted at last week's
pro-voucher rally in Tallahassee, pollsters would have
undoubtedly discovered a multitude of Democrats at the
Republican-led initiative. One could argue that the Black
parents' presence supports the importance of Black voters
selecting candidates based on their stand on issues instead
of their political party affiliation. A valid argument.

The same parents in attendance at last week's rally will
have an opportunity to vote on issues in this year's guber-
natorial race. How they'll vote is anyone's guess; however,
regardless of whether the issues help or hurt, Black folk are
more inclined to vote Democratic.

Many of the same parents had strong feelings against the
Republican-sponsored FCAT took issue with their neigh-
borhood schools being labeled failures and then prompt-
ly bailed when the opportunity to do so presented itself.

It is imperative that Blacks awaken to their civic respon-
siblity to be informed voters. Blacks must commit them-
selves to learning more about issues and how they impact
on their quality of life. Blacks must make an effort to under-
stand how initiatives are funded and based on their per-
sonal values and beliefs decide where they stand on the

Parents choosing to attend a rally in support of publicly
funded private schools should be fully aware that the tax
dollars being funnelled into their children's private school
education are being diverted from their neighorhood schools.

Parents who are taking advantage of the state funded pri-
vate schools should fess up to whether their level of parental
involvement when their children were enrolled in public
schools was up to snuff.

Parents who are bold enough to take a public stand on
their right to use tax payers' dollars to educate their chil-
dren privately should be willing to stand up to scrutiny
regarding their use of taxpayers' dollars in all aspects of
their lives.

Although the organizers of rallies like the one held in
Tallahassee count on it, ignorance has no place in the polit-
ical process.

Northwestern Alumni

Association has the right idea
Wen a community's children are hurting, the entire
community is impacted. The community's
response to its children's pain speaks volumes
about its priorities. The students at Miami Northwestern
Senior High are hurting academically and the plight of Liberty
City is impacted by their pain.

The Northwestern Alumni Association stepping up to the
plate to address the school's academic woes is significant.
The alumni association is right to be concerned about a
potential closing of the school if its scores do not improve.

Holding the powers that be accountable is important. There
are efforts the school system, administrators and teachers
must make in order for Northwestern to turn the corner. The
efforts that will have the biggest and most lasting impact,
however, will come from the community, parents and stu-

The school has received two 'F's and a 'D' based on its stu-
dents' scores on the statewide FCAT. FCAT or no FCAT,
Northwestern did not get into its current condition solely
because of a lack of administrative support.

The alumni association must ask and answer tough ques-
tions if it is serious about changing things at 'The West.'
Question the powers that be and make them accountable,
but also ask the community, parents and students what they
are willing to do for 'The West.' What role does parental
involvement play in students' performance? Parents do not
need to know the material their children learn to expect them
to do their best. What responsibility do the students have?

The alumni association must roll up its sleeves and be will-
ing to step out of the box for results. Their willingness to step
up to the plate is commended.


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There are no real Black leaders in Miami today
Dear Editor, afraid of alienating themselves come from as a people. This is by a
from White folk who hold the critical. All decisions should be clear
I don't think there are any real power in America. informed by this knowledge of ue tc
effective Black leaders in Clearly, Black folk who pre- self. affair,
Miami-Dade County today, tend to be leaders in Miami- It's hard to determine which path,
How can. there be when our Dade County I find to be self- group -independent or elected enem
conditions are as bad as they serving. The challenge first is officials is effective. Both In 1
were before the civil-rights to know yourself. The Black appear to be inept. I haven't tione'
movement? The media and so- community in America is a bad seen nor heard of any recent that
called Black leadership would copy of White America. legislative results that would consi
have us believe integration has There is no individual or prove me wrong. Just
improved our condition; not so. institution in the Black com- Our elected officials in Black
Example: Public education has munity that knows how to Washington D.C. should be right
re-segregated itself, begin to teach the babies how recalled home since they partic- There
We haven't heard any mean- to be real Black men. They are ipated in the decision for our who b
ingful discussion about this taught how to imitate someone nation to go to war based on Tha
trend in America. There are else's reality of what life is all untruthfulness. They should this
similar examples in every area about, have known better. Let's stop views
of our lives. C'mon! Speaking. No person should attempt to giving the president all the Asa
the truth is the first sign of a become a leader unless and credit for being foolish, you v
,real courageous "Black leader." until they first truly learn who There is no one most effective
Black folk seem to be more they are and where they have Black community activist. Just

Its time for Blacks to look in the mirror

Dear Editor, available
nize who
Thank you, hooray, hooray! ly are, o
The most powerful Black com- are mere
munity media source has ership.
courageously set up a 'giant Is the
mirror.' The Miami Times is between
allowing the entire Black corn- ble hung
munity to once and for all deter- presiden
mine who our genuine Black funded o
leaders are. A chance is now Does

Thoughtful and timely

Dear Editor,

to discover and recog-
our Black leaders real-
r if we have some that
ely impersonating lead-

re a major difference
being a hands-on visi-
gry activist or a well-fed
It or chairman of a
it matter that many

alleged leaders are existing on
past laurels, rather than cur-
rent struggles?
I honestly feel that our com-
munity can answer the ques-
tions of who our Black leaders
really are by answering the fol-
lowing questions:
What genuine Black leaders
are willing to address issues
that can positively impact our

Well done! Your recent article on
leadership in the Black community was
thoughtful and timely. I appreciate

sking this question, its
that Black folk will contin-
o lag behind in world
s. If we continue on this
we will forever serve our
'he Miami Times you men-
d several personalities
should never have been
dered as a Black leader.
because your skin is
:, it doesn't give you the
to be called a Black leader.
are many such people
betray us every day.
Ink you for your time and
opportunity to share my

nte sana; indeed, thank
ery much.

G.A. Keita Kwame'

entire community?
What genuine Black leaders
are willing to jointly attack some
of our community issues with a
group leadership philosophy?
Genuine powerful Black lead-
ers banning together can each
bring something to the table of
Walter Sutton, Jr.

that you listed me in your random
choices of local Black leaders, as well.
Andre Williams

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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Black leadership

starts with self

An Associated Press poll was held in conjunction with AOL
and Black to determine who is considered the
most influential cultural leaders in Black communities
across the United States. Leading the poll, Reverend Jesse
Jackson received 15 percent of the votes; followed by
Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, with 11 percent; emer-
itus Secretary of State, Colin Powell received 8 percent of
the votes and rookie Illinois senator, Barack Obama polled
in at 6 percent.
Since the two-part 2006 Covenant with Black America:
Economic Empowerment Building and Leveraging Wealth in
the African American Community and Defining the African
American Agenda was held in Houston, Texas, and moder-
ated by Tavis Smiley, 41, a great awakening has spawned
across Black communities throughout the states igniting
debates reminiscent of W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T.
Washington to Marcus Garvey and Carter G. woodson.
From either stretch of the roads that travel America's
breadth, both Smiley and Cornell West seemed able to incite
the reasons for change in Black economics, political aware-
ness and social justices. In 2005, when the symposium was
held in Atlanta, it was designed to receive a mass consensus
from the Black publics who addressed selected keynote
speakers on issues that were of the greatest concerns
among Black people in the 21st century.
And, now a year later, Smiley along with Princeton
University professor and author Cornell West, 52, are in a
cross-country tour as ambassadors' for Smiley's latest
inspiration, Covenant with Black America, a 254 page per-
Spective compilation of essays and critiques by Black busi-
nessmen and women, community activists, opinion leaders
and other prominent figures within the public scope of
Black people.
SIn an article written in the San Francisco Chronicle, the
reporter captured Smiley's convictions when he said, "There
is a deep hunger and thirst out there for the truth and jus-
tice: There are too many lies and of6 much unfairness out
there." Standing before an audience in excess of 3000 peo-
ple he sermonized, "We are intent on building a movement.
There is fervor and energy because we now have a plan, a
guideline, a guidebook."
SThe new bible for Blacks has 56 chapters less than the
'Holy Bible, however there are 10 commandments or
6'ovenants that according to Smiley and West one shalt sub-
ject his or herself to so as to better ensure the effectiveness
6f this ethnic hypothesis. They are as follows:
S1. Securing the right to healthcare and well-being
S2. Establish a system of public education in which all
children achieve at high levels and reach their full
S3. Correcting the system of unequal justice
S4. Fostering accountable community-centered policing
5. Ensuring broad access to affordable neighborhoods
S that connect to opportunity
S6. Claiming our democracy
.7. Strengthening our rural roots
8. Accessing good jobs, wealth and economic prosperity
9. Assuring environmental justice for all
;: 10. Closing the racial digital divide
fi I am for this initiative, albeit I have some reservations
,about the covenants tent and my reasons are much older
and interred much deeper than today and perhaps all of
tomorrow. There has always been this great debate as to the
appropriate course of travel for Black people to reach a
'power position on big America's stratum systems.
I really question the need for one voice to speak for a mul-
titude of Black folk. Sure, politicians are needed to rally and
lobby for our cares and cultural concerns in the global mar-
ket; and, businessmen and women are essential to our
employment growth, as are religious councilmen responsi-
ble for our spiritual development.
What's most enigmatic is the cause to establish a set of
rules for community conduct and non-negotiable standards.
I thought that we were a people of pride and strength and
intellect. Why is it that we Blacks must have a how-to guide
on living in hegemonic America? What's happened to us?
We've become malleable and mute in the areas wherein
the rest of the advancing world has become the voice of suc-
cess not necessarily the color and or look of itself, but in
the ability to build resources that sponsor other initiatives
such as economics and higher education.
In the Associated Press article, others expressed similar
sentiments. Thomas Miller, 59, of Philadelphia, when asked
"Who is the most influential Black leader?" responded, "You
have to lead yourself don't put that on anybody else.
Putting faith in somebody is blind."
Opinions vary on the effectiveness of a Black leadership in
America, following the death of the last Civil Rights activist,
Coretta Scott King, whose daughter Bernice King, said dur-
ing her mother's eulogy, "The old has passed away... There
is a new order emerging."
Is she saying that the causes relevant to the form of
protests during the CRM aren't as viable today as they were
in the 60s? I believe she is and she is supported by oth-
ers who share her viewpoint on the other side of the nation.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Dr. Julia Hare expressed
that "people can't rely on individuals the media have labeled
'Black leaders' to do the organizing (of the CWBA)," she said.
"In fact," she went on, "the book could make them obso-
The potential problem with the CWBA is that there will

always be Black people making things happen whose
actions may appear to be in opposition to the majority rule.
This isn't necessarily iconoclastic. Some Black folk do not
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Reginald Clyne, Esq.

Divided we fall

I have tried to ignore it. In fact, I have tried not to see it, but
reality is reality. Two groups that have long worked together
are beginning to go after each other. a theme I have seen
repeated many times in South Florida.
Many years ago, there was a strong Nigerian Cultural
Association consisting of the many tribes that inhabit this
West African nation. As the Association's membership grew,
the tribes began to reform, resulting in a division of Ibos,
Yorubas and Hausas. The Nigerian Association broke apart
and it has in effect disappeared.
The same fracturing occurred among Black lawyers, who are
now divided into the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association,

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Caribbean Bar Association, Haitian Lawyers Association and
the Gwen Cherry Association. At least among the legal groups,
there is joint collaboration and a recognition'of the need for
The Miami-Dade County political scene is about to split
between Haitian and African Americans. In the upcoming
County Commission races the ethnic split has come: Philip
Brutus will be running against Dorrin Rolle for District 1;
Gepsie Metellus will be running against Audrey Edmonson for
District 3. Metellus received her start in Miami-Dade politics
as a staff person for former Commissioner Barbara Carey-
Shuler, a Black American.
Carey-Shuler, a strong proponent of issues affecting
Haitians, has thrown her support behind former Mayor
Audrey Edmonson. Commissioner Rolle, who has always been
a strong proponent for Haitian issues, is under attack from a
seasoned politician, Philip Brutus. Brutus also supported
African-American and Haitian-American issues while he was a
Some claim that the split is being exploited by the candi-
dates who are pushing their ethnic groups to support them
because they are Haitian. This 'we' against 'them' politics
scares me, because it can cause a rift in a coalition of Black
voters who are just now beginning to see the benefits of work-
ing together.
It is my hope that the voters select the candidate who has or
will do the best job representing the interests of everyone in
their District. While I realize the importance of every ethnic
group having one of their own in positions of power and
respect, I hope that a coalition of Black voters is not destroyed
because we cannot work together for the common good. I think
it is important that the political candidates focus on the issues
and not on ethnic politics.


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The use of videotapes is becoming very important for citizens
getting a fair shake from the criminal justice departments in
this country. But it seems that Turner Guilford Knight
Correctional Center has learned to handle this little detail.
Miami Springs police claim that a correctional officer at TGK
attacked an inmate last month, but the investigation can't
review what happened because the video surveillance tape of
the incident has no recording. Was it human error or equip-
ment failure to blame for the video surveillance tape not record-
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Now that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alverez has seen fit to
back off his confrontational approach in dealing with his fellow
commissioners, maybe he can move on to the real nitty-gritty
problem this county fears. In his Second State of the County
address last week, Alverez talked about a countywide wireless
network, more affordable housing and improving the Water and
Sewer and Corrections Departments. Last year, he ticked off his
commissioners with his plans to increase the mayor's powers at
the expense of the county manager and commission.

There's a big fight brewing in the Miami Police Department
over whether or not Police Chief John Timoney used the "F"
word when referring to Miami's Cubans. Rolando Gutierrez
Jr., president of the Miami Police Hispanic Officers Association,
wants City Manager Joe Arrizola to fire the Chief, reminding
him that 54.7 percent of Miami Police officers are Hispanic,
mostly Cuban descent. Stay tuned.
Throw the bums out! That's the cry coming from disgruntled
City of Miami taxpayers who are witnessing a series of conflict
of interests boo boos by their elected and appointed city offi-
cials. The latest apparent violation of city law has City Manager
Joe Arriola in a business partnership with Miami Mayor Manny
Diaz and City Commissioner Johnny Winston. Stay tuned.

Miami college presidents seem to be having a rough time of it
lately. University of Miami president Shalala has her school
janitors striking for a better luring wage and FIU's boss Mitch
Maidique is on the carpet for his extravagant travel arrange-
Most people are impressed with the excellent job being done
at Miami Dade College, but how many of those half-penny sales
a taxes can this county take?

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need to be provided guidance
and instruction from "Black
leaders" in order to move for-
ward. Those same Black folk
find no reason to make paltry
excuses for the conditions of
one's existence.
What about the likes of
Harriett Tubman, who without
written instructions freed her-
self and aided others in the lib-
erating hegira? What about
Crispus Attucks, who was the
first American to shed blood
during war? Or, Frederick
Douglas who tired of the mal-
treatment of his 'massa'
inevitably crashing him -
walking away a man.
Aren't these founding rela-
tives of ours succinct repre-
sentations of strength? Pride?


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the School Improvement Zone
program at the beginning of
2004-2005 school year, the
school has improved it's grade
from an F in 2003-2004 to a D
in 2004-2005. School grades
are determined by student
performance on the statewide
FCAT exam. As a part of the

It's understandable why
such feelings are felt by some
who denounce the ideology of a
sole social-premiere when we
as a people have mistrust
among ourselves and especial-
ly with those individuals
standing on any type of plat-
form be it political, econom-
ic or religious.
Which brings me back to
these shepherds that have
become questionable within
Black communities. Like a
good neighbor and as a shep-
herd concerned about his or
her flock, it is the civic respon-
sibility of these samaritans to
foster and broker goodwill
among the variables of our cul-
It is pertinent for those per-
sons elected or heralded as
opinion leaders to maintain an
order of reasonable communi-
cation between other heads of

When an identity overhaul is
under construction, personal
greed and entitlement com-
plexes must not dupe or
attempt to scatter the sheep
that depend on one to lead
them to the ark of religious and
political socioeconomic safety.
Also, the same poll which
was used to show the statisti-
cal percentages of who is
believed to be the most influen-
tial leader, also surveyed the
roll of hip-hop in the Black
community. According to the
AP poll results, based on a 2-1
ratio the consensus was that
hip-hop's dominance was
mostly negative.
So, what? Big deal! If hip-hop
has a negative influence on our
community it is simply because
we endorse it. If we don't like
the songs we hear one
option is to change the station;

another the song, a third
choice the ed, whatever.
If we don't like the way we are
portrayed in music videos -
don't attend the casting calls.
If one doesn't like the lyrics of
something if you really have
something to say, write it
down. Hell, with crayon if
that's all that's available, but
by all means speak your piece.
Don't like the domestic abuse
believed to be caused by hip-
hop? look further than the
genre and deeper into intro-
The idea of a booming Black
America? I relish it. Trying the
power of self? It's encouraged.
Dr. Hare said of this covenant,
the book, the social leaders
and its recommended follow-
ers, "We can finally get rid of
'Black leaders' because this
book makes everyone in the
room a leader."

future concerns alumni association

Zone program, the school has
both an extended school year
and school day.
"We believe it will pay off
and solidify that
Northwestern is an excellent
school," Garcia said. Williams
and Dannie McMillon, presi-
dent of the high school's
PTSA, said it is crucial for
parents and the community to
play an active role in their

children's education to ensure
the school's continued
improvement. Joining your
local PTSA is a great first step,
McMillion said.
"You can have the best
education in town, but you
need to get the parents
involved," she said. "Parents
don't realize the power and
rights they have when [it]
comes to demanding excel-

lence in all aspects of educa-
tion. The best way to learn is
to be at the PTSA and PTA
The alumni association
plans to make their concerns
known at the March 15 School
Board meeting. For more
information about the
Northwestern High School
PTSA or PTA, call Dannie
McMillion at 305-934-6344.

New Orleans renters hit hard by Katrina

continued from 2A

and Louisiana have been
awarded more than $11 billion
in emergency Community
Development Block Grant
funds and President Bush has
requested an additional $4.2
billion to rebuild housing in the
"The parameters for assis-
tance, however, end up exclud-
ing people with the fewest
resources to recover on their

own: renters and lowest-income
Approximately 45 percent of
the 300,000 destroyed homes
were occupied by renters, the
report said. In some Black
pockets, such as the Gulfport
and Moss Point/Pascagoula
sections of Mississippi, more
than 60 percent of the residents
were renters.
And they are expected to have
an even harder time rebuilding.
"Renters, who tend to have
lower income than homeown-

Happy 91st Birthday Lollie Mae Phillips

Happy 91st Birthday to our
loving mother, Pastor Lollie
Mae Phillips. She was born
March 8, 1915 and has been a
resident of Opa-locka since
1950. The Lord has blessed her
in so many ways. She is the
mother of nine children includ-
ing Marian Thomas, Patsy
Cruse, Mae Lois Thomas,
Mable, Leonard, Leon, Melvin,
Brantley Jr. and Glenn. She
has 24 grandchildren, 35
great-grandchildren and four
great-great grandchildren. May
God continually bless you in
your 91st year!

ers, were a significant portion
of the people most adversely
affected by the hurricane," the
Oxfam study said. "However, as
currently drafted, only people
living in owner-occupied homes
are eligible for compensation
under state assistance plans..."
Rather than further penalize
renters, the report urged:

ty, by using federal rebuilding
funds to provide homebuyer
counseling, access to non-
predatory mortgage financing
and connections to nonprofit
housing developers with a stat-
ed mission and track record of
building affordable single-fami-
ly housing."
That's much more construc-

"Increase homeownership tive than trying to dismiss peo-
opportunities for renters, there- pie as -being "pampered" or
by allowing them to build equi- "soap opera watchers."

Black History lessons available online

.PRINCETON, ..N.J.. (AP)..--Two
Princeton University religion pro-
fessors are trying to make Black
history lessons available to mil-
lions of people across the nation.
Cornel West and Eddie Glaude
have developed "Covenant
Curriculum: A Study of Black
Democratic Action," a public
course available through the
So far, officials say more than 2
million people may have logged
onto the online syllabus. The

course's goal is to place the con-
tributions of Black Americans
into historical context and to pre-
pare individuals to take action on
issues such as health care, crime
educational disparities across the
Talk show host Tavis Smiley
asked West and Glaude to write
the curriculum, which was
unveiled Feb. 25. It's meant to be
a companion to Smiley's book,
"The Covenant with Black


On February 23, a thief stole a purse from a 1999 Nissan Altima at
the 7th Avenue Flea Market, located at 13995 NW Seventh Avenue. The
thief smashed the driver's side window and took the purse and a case
of school books between the hours of 10:45 a.m. and 2:10 p.m. The~
damage was estimated at $200. 1l

On February 20, a woman was attacked by a former employee
around 9:30 p.m. while she was picking up food from Chili's Grill and
Bar, located at 19905 Biscayne Boulevard. The woman told police she
was punched, thrown to the ground and then kicked by the attacker.;,
According to the police report, the woman fired the attacker several
months ago.

On February 20, a nurse found drugs and a crack pipe at the
Aventura Hospital, located at 20900 Biscayne Boulevard. According to.
the police report, the nurse found the drugs and paraphernalia in an
end table drawer and she called the police.

****** if
For approximately two weeks in February, a 15-year-old girl and a
16-year-old girl were kept at 3395 Grand Avenue and 3521 Florida
Avenue for the purpose of prostitution. They were forced to have sex
around the clock with dozens of men in exchange for drugs and money.
On March 1, at approximately 4 a.m., Miami Police Special Victims Unit
Detectives, acting on a tip, rescued the girls and arrested their pimps
and one of their Johns.

On February 15, a neighbor called police after hearing glass break-
ing and seeing three men carrying a television out of the house next.
door. The incident happened between the hours of 12:15 and 1:30 p.m.,
at NW 84th Street and 4th Court.

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Florida, Curry has been able to galvanize the
community around key quality of life issues
affecting Black Miami.
Nationally recognized, Curry's church was the
site of Tavis Smiley's State of the Black Union
- Strengthening the Black Family symposium
in 2004.

In addition to his leadership role at New
Birth, Curry is the general manager of the
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continued from 1A
depresses Douse leading
him to coin a term descriptive
of Black men who waste their
Are you a Black man hang-
ing on the corner wasting your
life despite having the smarts
to, do much more? Do you
romanticize your multiple
arrests, blame the 'white man'
for your problems, or look
everywhere else except within
when figuring out why you
don't measure up? Then,
according to Douse, you are
acting like a Dan' or 'Dumb
a** n****.'
Douse's strong beliefs seem
inherent. He recalls being able
to, hold his own in adult con-
versations with grown-ups
who were amused by his matu-
rity as an eight year old -
4mused until his thoughts
challenged them in ways they
found uncomfortable. The
shorty they called 'cute,'
'smart' and 'adorable,' then
came 'mannish,' 'flippant'
and 'disrespectful.'
Reading points of view that
differ greatly from his own is a
PIuse custom. He counts the
late Dr. John Eric Clark, an

African Pan Nationalist as one
of his favorite reads. "He says
exactly what's on his mind,"
Douse mused. That Clark was
an atheist poet who claimed to
be "on his way to hell," did not
dissuade Douse. Christian
radicals, according to Douse,
might have a strong aversion
to Clark's material, however,
"how can you effectively argue
with someone if the only posi-
tion you know is your own?"
Author Bernice L.
McFadden's novels are also
among Douse's favorites.
McFadden's themes of forgive-
ness and redemption undoubt-
edly stir the lanky young man
raised with his older sister by
their single mother. Douse said
his mother made sure they did
not go without, "she sent me
to college, paid my rent,
bought me a car...'"
Douse's relationship with his
father is a complex one. He
insists that he harbors no bit-
terness toward his absent
father, but Douse's voice
becomes vexed and his eyes
intense when he speaks of the
man who was not there for
him. He sees his father's
absence as 'his loss," and feels
sorry for adult men who still
spout paternal void as their

excuse for mediocrity.
Douse's respect and admira-
tion for his mother is clear, but
it is his relationship with his
grandparents that seems to
have shaped his thinking.
Douse recalls a statement
made by his grandfather that
led him to a nearby pond to
observe frogs. It was not until
he returned to his grandfather
to report his findings that he
learned the real meaning
behind the elder sage's asser-
tion that 'it is a foolish frog
that does not protect his
Douse has much to say
about many things. He is pro-
FCAT and anti-school vouch-
ers. He appreciates Blacks'
fondness for patronizing and
hanging around the corner
store, but "can we own a few."
Douse recognizes the power of
God' in his life experiencing
events where His Presence was
unmistakable and exudes a
spiritual perspective on per-
sonal growth that unwittingly
embraces eastern philosophy.
He is drawn to great books,
but not if they say what Douse
calls the "same old things." For
those books that pass his
muster, Douse internalizes
their lessons. "If I see some-

North Miami settles discrimination suit

By Tim Henderson
The North Miami City
Council voted Tuesday to set-
tle a 2003 discrimination law-
suit brought by four white
police officers who claimed
they were unfairly passed over
for promotion in favor of a
Black officer.
While denying any wrongdo-
ing, the settlement offers each
officer retroactive pay and
perks of the rank of major,
the third-highest in the
department, but without the
title. Three of the officers were
lieutenants, one step below
major, and one was a sergeant
when the lawsuit was filed.
Each officer was also offered
compensatory damages rang-
ing from $10,000 to $20,000,
depending on his rank. To
take effect, the settlement
must be signed by the four
officers. According to county
court records, a trial had been
scheduled for September and
Joe Celestin, who was mayor
at the time of the lawsuit, was
scheduled for a deposition.
Lieutenants Joseph LaPorte,
Richard A. Spotts, Ronnie D.
Simpson (who has since been
promoted to major) and Glenn
Kinsey, now a lieutenant but
then a sergeant, filed the law-
suit after the promotion of
Stephen Johnson in 2002.
Eleven officers, including
those four, had earlier filed
complaints about the promo-
tion with the U.S. Equal
Opportunity Commission, but
each one was dismissed.
Johnson had been promoted
to what was then called "com-
mander" rather than "major"
in 2002, as Police Chief
Gwendolyn Boyd assumed
command of the department.
At the time of the lawsuit,
attorneys called it an "ad hoc
race-based selection of a


police sergeant who is clearly
inferior to the others," which
the city denied, noting that
another, white officer with
less experience than Johnson
got the same promotion.
The City Council approved
the settlement offer without
"This is not fair to the offi-
cers who chose not to sue,"
Abramson said.

thing I like, I try to remember...
the jest of it, hold that on the
inside until it festers and takes
root and buds inside of me and
becomes my plant," he
Douse is as unpredictable as
he is intelligent. "You'll never
know what I'll produce," he
warned. When the subject
returns to his passion for
Blacks and what he wants for
us, Douse makes like a broken
record repeating the word
"I want us to read, read,
read, read, read. If we knew
the power of a be able
to speak for yourself..." his
voice trails off.
Read Douse's column,
'Sayin' Somethin' weekly in
The Miami Times.

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How do you feel about Governor Jeb Bush using

tax payers dollars to fund private schools?

"I don't think
it's right. The
money the
Governor is
using for pri-
vate schools
should go to
some of these
kids that's in
the zone public schools. I really
don't understand how money is
going to private schools when
you have F schools like Edison
and Northwestern. The taxpay-
ers money should go for kids
that [are] in the F schools so
they can have a better educa-
"The funding
in our school
is already bad
and education
is on the
downside. The
money should
be used strict-
ly for public
education because those are the
schools ,that really need help;
out here: We as voters needto.
voice our opinion, so we can
make a change."

"I think it's f****** up. It real-

ly sucks. If
you give
money to the
schools then
the public
schools should
get more
money. We are
the ones that
don't have good books and the
proper staff tutoring our kids.
Somebody needs to step up and
help our schools out because
it's not right."

"I don't think that
because the
should be the
ones paying
for the kids in
schools. I don't
think the kids
that are in

those private
schools have to take the same
test to graduate as in the public
schools. We can't do nothing
about it until election time
though. We need to get someone
in office who really cares about
education. Until then we don't
have a chance."
"I don't think it's fair. More
needs to be done about the
public schools. You have

schools like
C c ii t r a I
and Edison
Senior High
where nothing
is being done
to improve
them while
the kids are
still failing. They are already
trying to shorten out the school
year. They need to hire better
teachers and staff to make
things better. Most of these pri-
vate schools don't even take the
F-Cat, so why do our public
schools have to be the ones to
suffer. There is nothing wrong
with private schools, but the
parents should be the ones
paying for it."
"My kids go to private
schools, so in
a way I don't
think it's such
a bad idea.
You still have
a lot of pro-
grams that
can help the
kids in the
public schools. At the same
time it is discriminating against
the poorer schools that need
money to buy better books and
help pay teachers. I think it's a
fifty-fifty situation as far as
pointing out the negatives and
the positives"

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Event aims at pampering,

educating Black women

By Melissa N. Brown
Miami Times Writer

Nationally and locally, an alarming health trend is
emerging. Black women and girls are quickly becom-
ing the largest group infected with HIV/AIDS. In
response to this health crisis the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services named March 10
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
This year is the national HIV/AIDS awareness day's
inaugural observance. Miami-Dade County will
observe the day with an event titled "I Am My Sister's
Keeper." The event will be held near the Opa-locka
City Hall on March 10. From 12 6 p.m., women can
participate in a day of free pampering, fashion and
art, while learning more about HIV/AIDS.
Some may question the idea of hosting a day of
pampering in conjunction with an HIV/AIDS aware-
ness event, but Kenya Sanchez, project coordinator of
University of Miami's Connect to Protect program,
says it's time for HIV/AIDS advocates to think out-
side of the box to reach at risk communities. "People
are more relaxed about the virus. There are more
medications available and people are living longer
with the virus," she said. "HIV/AIDS is more complex
than condom use. We have to be more creative. We
have to come up with a different angle."
The Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
was created to raise awareness on the increasing
impact of HIV/AIDS transmission on women and
girls, especially Black women. According to the.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2004, nationally Black
and Hispanic women accounted for 81 percent of new
AIDS diagnoses in 2004 among women. In Miami-
Dade County, the two most at risk communities for
AIDS/HIV are Liberty City and Little Haiti, Sanchez
said. Of that community Black women are at a higher
risk than Black men.
"We want to get women to stand up for themselves,"
saidjJanet Robinson, president of Together We
Please turn to HIV/AIDS 9B

Santana Moss believes in giving back

By Isheka Harrison

As a leading receiver for the
Washington Redskins and
recent Pro-Bowler, Santana
Moss is one of many players
from Miami that is prevalent
in the NFL. What distinguish-
e Moss from his peers is his
sincere passion to be an
inspiration to the kids that
liok up to him and his com-
ritment to putting action

behind his words.
Through his self-titled foun-
dation, Moss is on a mission to
"seek and embark on creative
ventures to inspire and moti-
vate America's most valuable
asset: our children." He is
determined to inspire hope
and belief in the lives of kids
whose position he was once in.
As a testament of this, on
Feb. 24 26, Moss hosted a
celebrity weekend that left
genuine smiles and precious

"A new

beginning for


A Retirement Celebration to
honor Ms. Dorothy R. Blake
for her 36 years of dedicated
service to MIami-Dade County
Public Schools will be held on
Friday, March 10, 7 p.m. at
Don Shula's Hotel, 6842 Main
Street, Miami Lakes, $55 per
person. Contact Benjamin
Franklin PTA at 305-681-

Ms. Dorothy R. Blake

Appreciation celebration for

Apostle Dr. Sherron Parrish

Fountain of Life International
Cultural Center invites you to
an appreciation celebration for
Apostle Dr. Sherron Parrish,
Wednesday, March 15 through
Saturday, March 18 at 16728
NW 6th Avenue, North Miami,
7:30 p.m. nightly.
Celebrating nightly with us
will be Pastor Allen Alexander,
Apostle Bill Gilbert, Dr. James
Rorie and Pastor Bernice
On Sunday, March 19 the
celebration continues with a
banquet at 6 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305-249-9007.

Apostle Dr. Sherron Parrish

Missionary honored at Mt. Calvary

Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church and Pastor
Atchison recognize Sister
Sarah Harvey as the distin-
guished Missionary for the
month of February.
She has journeyed through-
out our city visiting the sick
and ministering to the
unsaved. She is never too busy
to work in the Lord's Vineyard.
Besides her mission duty,
Sis. Harvey has been a mem-
ber of the Mt.. Calvary family
for the past 35 years. She is an
active member of the
Deaconess Ministry, Atchison
Special Chorus, Missionary
Society, arid- has been most
instrumental in bringing souls
to Christ.
Mt. Calvary is blessed to
have a jewel member in Sis.
Harvey as part of their church

Sister Sarah Harvey

family. As she continues to do
her work for the Lord, we know
that in the words of her
favorite song; "Heaven is look-
ing down on her."

NFL Star Santana Moss and The Miami Times Editorial Assistant Isheka

memories for all in attendance.
With activities ranging from a
meet and greet at 163rd Street
Mall to a celebrity basketball
game, the weekend had some-
thing for everyone.
When The Miami Times
asked Moss what inspired him
to begin hosting his celebrity
weekend, his reply was, "It all
started my senior year in col-
lege. Lily (Moss' manager) gave

me the idea and I pretty much
ran with it."
"Being a guy that came from
this area, I grew up seeing a lot
of things, but not like this. So
knowing that I made it and
didn't have this type of privi-
lege, I wanted to do something
for the kids to show them that
I'm appreciative of them going
through the struggles they are
Please turn to MOSS 9B

Happy 100th Birthday Essie Mae Jackson

By Nathanael Paul
Special to The Times

Yesterday, the family and ;
friends of Essie Mae Jackson
gathered to celebrate her
100th birthday. Her great-
granddaughter Phylise Davis
said she was so excited that
she had to do something to
honor her "grammy."
Family members are also
very excited because Jackson's
birthday marks a milestone in
their family. It is the first time
anyone has ever lived to be
Jackson was born March 8,
1906 in Miller, Georgia as one
of eight children. She had two
children, one of which she
relocated to Miami with in
1994. She also has six grand-
children, eight great-grand- ,
children and nine great-great
'4Jackson maintained mem-
bership at the Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church in .
Cordele, Georgia for more than
Please turn to BIRTHDAY 9B Phylise Davis kisses her great-grandmother Essie Mae Jackson on her 100th birthday.

Pastor Poole's 9th pastoral anniversary

celebration at True Believers In Christ

True Believers In Christ,
located at 616 N.W. 167th
Street (south of SR-826), will
be celebrating the 9th pastoral
anniversary of Pastor James R.
Poole on March 14 through 19.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. night-
ly, Tuesday, March 14, Pastor
Williams and St. Mark;
Wednesday, March 15, Pastor
Johnson and 93rd St.;
Thursday, March 17, Pastor
Williams and St. James of
Coconut Grove; Friday, March
17, Pastor Richardson and
Greater Love.
The celebration will climax on
Sunday, March 19. The speak-
er for the 11 a.m. service will
be Reverend J. Johnson of
New-Way Praise Center; at 4
p.m. Pastor Thompson and
New Harvest M.B. Church.

Pastor James R. Poole

Come join us in the celebra-
tion. For more information call
305-244-5749 or 305-652-

Greater Bethel celebrates 110

The Historic Greater Bethel
A.M.E. Church located at 245
NW 8th Street where Reverend
Milton Broomfield is the senior
pastor, will celebrate its 110th
anniversary on March 12 at
the 10 a.m. worship service.
The guest speaker is the Dy-
namic Reverend Dr. Elizabeth
Yates of Greater Tanner A.M.E.
Church in Quincy, Florida.
The chairpersons for this
occasion are Sisters Barbara
Brown and Alberta Godfrey.
Our mid-week worship
schedule: Wednesday, 7 p.m.,
Reverend Jimmy Thompson,
Presiding Elder of the Ft.
Lauderdale District; Friday, 7
p.m., Reverend Angel A.
Bess, Hurst Chapel A.M.E.


Reverend Elizabeth E. Yates

Church in Riviera Beach, FL;
Saturday, 11 a.m., Carnival
Day (fun for everyone).

Washington Redskins
loyal fans.

receiver Santana Moss signs

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Love is still an action word

Do you remember the mes-
sage of last week's column -
love is an action word? I wrote
about the ways that we should
show our love to the Savior
who died on the cross for all of
us. This week, I want to
remind you of what Jesus
called the 'second greatest
commandment' and that is
to love your neighbor as your-
self (Mark 12:30, 31). Years
ago I heard a young woman
give a devotional on this topic.
She said some things that

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, trans-
portation and childcare servic-
es provided. For more informa-
tion, call Sylvia Jones at 305-
637-1000 ext. 425.
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 Shamele.
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 Musician Village is being
built to house the returning and
displaced musicians of New
Orleans and South Florida. For
more information, call 786-316-
The Beauville Committee is
reaching out to former residents
of Scott and Carver that are
interested in returning to the
community and owning their
homes. To participate or for
more information, call 786-355-
0348, 305-691-0401 or 305-
The Miami Light Project
presents jazz legend Sonny


God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilkerson, pas-
tor, invites you to praise the
Lord with the youth in our
Gospel Youth Explosion on
March 12 at 4 p.m. For more
information, contact 786-258-

Pastor Ronnie Britton,
along with the members of the
Metropolitan AME Church,
cordially invite you to come out
for revival on March 1-3 at
7:30 p.m. nightly.

Damascus Road Baptist
Church, Reverend Frank
Spicer, pastor, presents the
2006 Youth Explosion, March
12 at 11 a.m. Everyone is wel-
come. For more information,
please call 786-222-7104.

New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church is having its
second annual Hattitude
Program on March'12 at 4 p.m.
For more information, call
Sister Yolanda Davis at 305-
830-2063 or Sister Mary
Doster at 305-333-4958.
*******Reverend Edward Grace and
Reverend Edward Grace and

were so simple and straight-
forward and yet contained
so much wisdom.
She said that if we were to
take that scripture literally,
imagine how much abuse,
crime and neglect would be
minimized. If we did love our
neighbors as ourselves -
there are plenty of things we
do that we would not do. Most
of us do not like to be harmed
or mistreated. If we love our
neighbors as we do ourselves,
we wouldn't harm or mistreat

Rollins on March 14 at 8 p.m. at
the Gusman Center for the
Performing Arts. For more infor-
mation, call 305-576-4350 or
v i s i t
Please join writer/director
Pete Chatmon and an all star
cast for the world premiere of
Premium on March 10 at 9:30
p.m. at Regal South Beach
Cinemas. For more information,
call 305-534-0008.
Join the Gwen S. Cherry
Black Women Lawyers
Association for Women:
Builders of Communities and
Dreams on March 28 from 6 8
p.m. at Mellon Financial Center.
For more information, please
call Erica Scott at 305-372-
1800 or email
The Phichol E. Williams
Community Center is looking
for storytellers to read to chil-
dren between the hours of 3
p.m. and 6 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call McKenzie Moore at

African New World Studies
presents Carriers of the Dream:
The Art Work of Jamaican Artist
Judith Salmon on March 10 at
7 p.m. at the FIU Biscayne Bay
Campus. For more informa-
tion, call 305-919-5521.
The Miami-Dade Public
Library System cordially
invites the community to par-
ticipate in its commemoration
of Women's History Month
(March). For more information

the New Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church family invites
you to a Holy Ghost, Spirit-
filled revival, beginning March
15-17 and March 19 at 3 p.m.

Come one, come all to a Holy
Ghost soul stirring revival over
at Millrock Holy Missionary
Baptist Church, March 15-17
at 7 p.m. nightly. For more
information, call 786-286-
7809 or 305-693-7779.
Everyone is invited to wor-
ship with the Mt. Pleasant
Missionary Baptist Church
Family in Goulds as we honor
Reverend Dr. James C. Wise,
pastor, for 31 years of preach-
ing and teaching on March 12
at 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4

Join Mt. Pleasant
Missionary Baptist Church
for the Dade United Baptist
Association's 21st session,
March 14-18 to convene at
Greater Holy Cross Baptist
Happy Birthday to Pastor
Carolyn Washington from all

others either.
Do you want someone to
steal your car or break into
your house and destroy what
you have worked so hard to
attain? Most people would
answer this question with a
resounding "no!" Included in
the group who would answer
'no' would also be people who
do steal cars and break into
others' homes. But if you
don't want someone to do this
to you and you wouldn't want
to be treated this way, then
you shouldn't treat others this
way either. So listen to me -
potential thieves leave oth-
ers cars, purses and homes
alone! You don't want your
stuff stolen, don't steal either!
I remember that as a
Chaplain at a youthful
offender's prison (not camp

,on event listings and times,
call 305-375-BOOK or visit
Dorothy 'Dottie' Johnson
will host "I Am My Sister's
Keeper" Day at the Spa on
March 10 from 12 p.m. to 6
p.m. at the Opa-locka City
Hall. For more information,
call 305-788-9931.

Florida Memorial
University will have an open
house for the Lou Rawls Center
for the Performing Arts and
"Lift Ev'ry Voice" Sculpture and
Donor Tribute Unveiling on
March 13 at 5 p.m.

Class Meetings
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 the Theater of
Performing Arts (TOPA). For
more information, call Ms.
Johnnie Mae Perry Batist at
305-625-5399 or the school
itself at 305-836-0991.

Attention all graduates of
Miami Jackson Sr. High, Class
of 1971. This urgent matter
concerns our 35th year
reunion. For more information,
call Valerie Person-Baker any-
time at 305-474-7082 or 305-
Miami Edison's Class of
1996 is having a 10 year class
reunion meeting on March 9 at
7 p.m. at the school. For more
information, please call 305-

of us at Crusade for Christ
Temple. We love you!
The Church of the Open
Door, Reverend R. Joaquin
,Willis, pastor, will observe its
ninth annual Amistad Sunday
and honor outstanding gradu-
ates of American Missionary
Association Colleges on March
12 at 10:30 a.m.
Faith Christian Center is
having a Parent Breakfast on
21 Tips on Drug Prevention
on March 10 at 10 a.m. For
more information, call
Carolyn Pates at 305-856-
Macedonia Missionary
Baptist Church presents the
third annual Wilhelmina Alma
Bond Bentley Health Fair on
March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion, call 305-445-6459 or

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-

The Voices of Calvary at St. John Baptist Church Sunday

Oh yes, it is that time again
when the Voices of Calvary of
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
will present its awesome and
unforgettable yearly gospel
concert at St. John Baptist
Church, Sunday, March 12

at 6 p.m..
In addition to the Voices of
Calvary, you will also hear
the melodious singing of the
Voices of St. John along with
other groups and individuals.
Please wear your

shouting shoes.
The gospel concert is a bene-
fit sponsored by St. John for
Florida Memorial University.
Deaconess Inez Wilcox is the
chairperson; and the Reverend
Henry Nevin is the pastor.

Pastor's appreciation at United Christian Praise and Worship Center

The members of United
Christian Praise and Worship
Center Church, 7626 N.W. 7
Ave. invites you to a week of cel-
ebration for our pastor for ten
years of faith, love, preaching,
teaching and leadership on
Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m.,
with Reverend Dr. Tommy L.

Milton of Glendale Missionary
Baptist Church.
On Thursday, March 9 at 7:30
p.m., Reverend Charles L.
Dinkins, Hosana. Community
M.B. Church; Friday, March 10
at 7 p.m. Reverend Conrad
Jenkins of New Bethel AME
Church, Clewister.

The event will culminate on
Sunday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.
with a grand celebration at New
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist
Church. Reverend Dennis M.
Jackson II, pastor, 6700 N.W.
14 Ave. will do the honor of clos-
ing out his biological and spiri-
tual father. To God he the glory!

or juvenile facility, but a
prison), there were many
boys there who had been
charged with carjacking and
stealing any number of
items. I dispensed hygiene
items every month to boys
who were indigent, who did
not receive money from any-
one. The package would con-
tain soap, deodorant, tooth-
paste, a toothbrush, sham-
poo, paper, a pen and occa-
sionally foot powder.
After each monthly distri-
bution, at least several boys
would always return to tell
me that someone had stolen
their package. They would
become so indignant and
offended. I would tell them
that it was so amazing that
someone who had stolen
someone's vehicle or jewelry

206-3412 or email
mesh96classreunion(rh ot-
North Dade Jr. High
Reunion's planning committee
is forming. Attendees of North
Dade between 1972-75 are
meeting monthly to finalize the
reunion activities. For more
information, call 786-236-1480
or 786-423-1096.

Send your community
announcements by 2 p.m.
Monday. Fax to 305-757-5770,
email to miamiteditorial@bell- or mail to 900 NW
54th Street, Miami, 33127-
1818. For further informa-
tion, call 305-694-6216.

Crusade for Christ

Happy Birthday greetings to
Pastor Carolyn Washington
from all of us at Crusade for
Christ Temple. We love you.

or clothing or stereo could be
so upset that their deodorant
had been hijacked. Don't do
things to others that you don't
want done to you.
Most of us want to be fed,
clothed and housed comfort-
ably. We don't like being beat-
en or verbally abused. How
can you make changes in your
attitudes and actions to treat
people as you wish to be treat-

On Sunday, March 12, Saint
Agnes' Episcopal Church will
pause to give thanks and
honor the Reverend Shedrick
E. Gilbert for his ministry as
Parish Treasurer for 40 years.
The is only one service at 9
a.m. You are welcome to share
in this service and fellowship
in Blackett Hall following the
worship service.
Envelopes are available for
you to give a love offering to
Reverend Gilbert for his min-
istry as Parish Treasurer.

The cross of Jesus is the
foundation of all of our hope
and help with new birth,
health and long life.
I can now practice Jesus' love
and follow His words. Jesus
so loved the world, that He
died for it.
Read Matthew 10:1, 26-21;
Luke 6:13, 24:1-10; Matthew
28:1; John 20:1.
Lets get busy before it is too
late. Revelation 22:12 "And,
behold I come quickly, and my
reward is with me, to give
every man according as his
work shall be.

ed? You might immediately
think of some ways, but sorne
ideas might need to bei
revealed during prayer and
devotion time. Spend some!
time before the Lord and
repent for opportunities that
we have all had to be neigh-,
borly, but were not. We don't
have to search far to find hurt-
ing, poor people who could'
use our love and assistance.

Reverend Shedrick E. Gilbert

Bishop John Wilson

Juanita Bynum 67th church anniversary at New Mt. Calvary


Bus going up to The
Threshing Floor conference;
eight seats and two hotel
rooms at the Marriott still
available. Please call 305-887-
0588 or 305-934-0319.
Deadline in one week.

New Mt. Calvary invites the
community to come out and
worship with them during
their 67th church anniver-
sary on Thursday, March 9
at 7:30 p.m. Reverend T.C.
McCloud and congregation
will serve.
Friday, March 10 at 7:30
p.m. Soul Saving and congre-

gation will serve.
Reverend J. Alexander is the'
Sunday, March 12 at 3:30.
p.m. Reverend Joe Lewis, pas-
, tor of New Bethel of Oakland
Park will close the service.
Reverend Albert Jones is the
pastor of New Mt. Calvary
Missionary Baptist Church.

305.769.1100 Dade 954.522.1102 Broward 800.721,WMBM Toll Free

For song, prayer, birthday requests 305.953.WMBM, 954.525.1490


* Gospel Classic Hour, M-F, 6:00am
a Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry, Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
Business In The Black
Business Showcase
Victorious Life Management
Sister To Sister
Brother To Brother
M-F at 2:00pm

* Noon Day Prayer, M-F, 12:00pm
* Business Spotlight, M-F, 1:15pm and 1:45pm; Sa
* Ministry Spotlight, So, 8:15am
* Livin' Right Teen Show, Sa, 11:00am
* Back to the Bible, Alternating M, 9:00am
* Lets Talk Money, Alternating W, 9:00 am
a Gospel News Now, M-F 3:00pm
* Talking Sports, Sa 5:00pm
* Queen James Gospel Hour, Sa, 6:00pm
n Quartet Corner, Sun, 7:30am
* Bobby Jones Gospel Countdown, Sun, 10:00pm

Reverend Gilbert to be honored Sunday

The Cross of Jesus is the foundation

i i Ti M h 8 16 2006

Church Notes

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny The Miami Times, March 8-16, 2006 9B

Moss uses his foundation to give back

continued from 7B

going through. A lot of them
feel like no one has their back
and I just want to show them
that I'm here for them," Moss
Moss also commented that
he doesn't care how big some-
one else's celebrity weekend is,
how they have it or the way
they do it, his weekend is strict-
ly for the kids and he is happy
with the success they've been
This is evident as Moss signs
autographs; takes pictures with
screaming fans; and provides
each child with a 'TanaMan'
coloring book. According to

Michael 'Doo' Wright, Moss also
sent a bus to Charles Hadley
Park to pick up inner city kids
for the celebrity basketball
game. But the kids weren't the
only ones elated. The excite-
ment about Moss' efforts
extends from the inner city to
his inner circle.
Moss' manager and executive
director of his foundation, Lily
Stefano, is ecstatic about the
work they are doing. She said,
"We want the community and
everyone to understand the
importance of giving back,
which is why we do what we do
every year. Even if it's just giv-
ing them hope by showing them
through someone who came
from their community that all

dreams are possible, we want
them to share in and experi-
ence his (Moss) accomplish-
ments. Like Eleanor Roosevelt
said, 'the world belongs to
those that dare to dream."'
And Moss is fulfilling his mis-
sion of helping kids dream.
When questioned about what
type of legacy he'd like to leave,
Moss says, "I want people to
know I was a people person and
I did what I had to do. I took
care of my family and even peo-
ple that weren't in my family. I
just want people to say: Hey, he
was a fun-loving guy that loved
everything and everybody."
With such a humble nature
and giving spirit, Moss' wish is
sure to be granted.

Commissioner hosts free day of pampering

continued from 7A

Can, a nonprofit agency that
gives employment and housing
referrals and provides support
grounds for HIV/AIDS
patients. "We are trying to get
Black women to rededicate
themselves," Robinson contin-
Lindsey Hopkins Technical
Center will provide free mani-
cures, pedicures and haircuts

and Miami-Dade College will
provide massages. Testing for
HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis
will also be provided. The
event will also include a fash-
ion show debuting the designs
of local fashion designer Trudy
Conway. Conway said it was
important for her to partici-
pate in the event because of
the way the virus has affected
the Black community.
"It affects our community
more. We have so many that

are so naive. There are so
many who think it can't hap-
pen to them. (The event) is a
way of empowering our young
women: "It's no longer a white,
gay male disease. It's all of
ours," Conway said. 1'
"I Am My Sister's Keeper" is
from 12 6 p.m. next to Opa-
locka City Hall, 777 Sharazad
Blvd., at the old fire station.
For more information, call
Janet Robinson at 305-788-

Essie Mae Jackson celebrate 100 years

continued from 7B

60 years and now attends New
Birth Baptist Church via radio

.by listening to WMBM 1490.
Currently residing at the
Fountain Head Rehabilitation
Center, Jackson enjoys talk-
ing with friends and eating

fine foods. This is shown
when asked how she feels to
be 100 years old. Her reply is
"I feel very well and I want my

Boy Scout Leader and Perrine settler dies

ROBERT STILES, who was a
pioneer of the West Perrine com-
munity, died March 3, 2006 of
Lymphoma cancer. He was 85.
He was "a father above all fa-
thers and he was the 'Wind Be-
neath My Wings," according to
his sons, Anthony W. Stiles.
Robert Stiles was born on Feb-
ruary 2, 1921 to the loving pa-
rents of Rev. Israel and Justine
Stiles in Waynesville, Georgia. He
was the sixth of 7 children of this
holy union. He was raised in a
christian home and attended
Risley High School in Brunswick,
Robert served in the U.S. Navy
as a Seaman First Class, from
March 1944 to December 1945.
He received an Honorable Dis-
charge for his distinguished
service. After his stint in the mil-
itary, Robert came to Dade
County and was smitten with the
late Mae Bethel, who after a year
long courtship, married on June
19, 1941, in Miami. Six children
were born to this union, Robert
Jr., and Vivian Stiles Williams
(who both preceded their father
in death), Harriette Stiles Curry,
Gregory, Norma and Anthony.
According to his daughter,
Norma, her parent's love story
lasted fifty-seven years until Mae
died in 1998 was "a marriage
made in Heaven."
In 1948, Robert and Mae
moved their family to an area in
South Dade referred to as "Green
subdivision," which is known as
Perrine. Their family was among
the first families to move into
this "Black only" subdivision.
Their presence this location
remained for over forty-six years,
where their coveted corner lot
was known for being filled with
children from their home and the

As a Boy Scout leader, Robert
led his son's troops for over 15
years. This leadership allowed
him to touch the lives of many
young men, who credited him
with steering them in the right
direction. Mr. Stiles, according to
Mr. Bruce Merrill, a former scout
member stated "he was a light
and a rudder for community
youth caught in a fog shrouded
fatherless sea that enabled him
to become the man he is today."
His stern leadership and guid-
ance, earned him the nickname,
"The Colonel" by his scouts.
Mr. Wilbur Bell, who is a Coun-
cilman on the South Dade Com-
munity Council stated that he
was a "mentor and a father fig-
ure." When not leading his Boy
Scouts or helping his neighbors,
Robert was performing his
duties as the lead mechanic for
the United States Postal Services
and retired after 30 plus years.
Robert and Mae were founding
church members of Kerr
Memorial United Methodist
Church in Perrine, where they
remained until their departure
from South Dade in 1986. Mr.
Edmond Rodgers stated, "while
at Kerr Memorial, Robert was an
active member of the #1 Mail

Chorus, the Men's Choir, a
District Steward and 'the
Board of Trustees."
His commitment to christian
service remained when Robert
and Mae returned to Brunswick,
GA after Robert's retirement,
where they became active
church members at New Zion
Baptist Church. While at New
Zion Baptist Church, Robert was
the Head Deacon, Usher Board
member, choir, Sunday School
Teacher under the leadership of
Pastor Ronnie Leggett.
Robert was affectionally known
as "Uncle Buddy," by his family
and close friends. Herbert Am-
mons, his nephew stated that
"Uncle Buddy was my idea of a
strong man and a great role
model, as a young man we knew
Uncle Buddy to be strict and fair,
so we always had his respect, his
instructions and directions were
always clear. As an adult, I real-
ized he was kind, generous, lov-
ing and always willing to help
friends, neighbors and family."
As his children's friends inter-
acted with him over the hears,
they referred to him as simply,
"Dad" or "Granddad." His
insight, commitment ot teaching
all who came into contact with
him, and presence as a father,
earned him that tittle,. according
to Michael Mitchell, pastor, Hope
Ministries, who esteemed him as
"father" of their church, when he
visited their congregation.
Services will be held at 11 a.m.
on Friday, March 10 at Kerr Me-
morial United Methodist
Church, 10066 West Indigo
Street, Miami. A memorial serv-
ice will be held on Thursday, 6-8
p.m., March 9 at Barrett Fryer
Funeral Home, 14545 Carver
Drive, Richmond Heights, 305-

93"' Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 931' Street
Order of Services
7:301Ui.m.Eirly MoWlling Worshill

Evening Worship
Ist & 3rd Sundaiy ........6 p.m.
leslday Bible Sindy ...7 pan.m.
wehsite: enh.e or,

Friendship Missionary
Baptist Church
rriildshlitlpn r(1 beTllsoll[h iel
740 N.W. 58tlh Street
Miami, FL
Order or services
I lHOLur ol'f PraI' yer.........6:30
Early Morning Worship....7:310 i.m.
Sunday School...............9:30 a.m.
Moming w.r.hip............ I I wml.
YOll l MinliStly Sldy.....Wed......7 p.m,
PI'nyer/13ible Sludy.....W edt.......7 p).n.
Niwnldtly Ahar Inl~yer...{M-I:)
Feecdiile [h1 Hulgly every
Wet liesly........ I I l. P- pll.

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

| Order of Services:
Mon. Ihru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Sludy...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7-11 a.m.
Su.4 U aly School.. ..... 9:30 ii.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68"' Street, Mimii, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(2,3.4.5"' Sunday) ......8:00 am

i Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Wednesdiy) 7:30pmi

The Soul Saving Station O
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
IOrder of Services:
lnlkday WSchool ........... 9 11.111.
Slmiay Worship.. I I nbm. & 7 I.m
Tue'sdatlry Wrship.......7:45 m.i
Noon Diiy Plriiycir.......M on,-Fi ri.

Bethel Apostolic Temple, Inc.
1855 N.W. I 19th Street
Fax: 305-681-8719
Order of Servicesi
Sun...9:30) 1n....(Sunday School)
Walk in the Word Ministry
Worship Service.............. II ia.m.
Tuesday....7 p.m..n..amily Nightl
Wed..l I a.n..Intlercessoly Pr-aPyer
Wed. Bible Class........ 12 p.m.
Wed. Bible Class...............7 p.m.

Harvest Fire Worship Ctr.
2260 N.W. 183rd Street
Order of Services:
Sunday...... a.m............10 a.m.
Wed.- Bible Sudy.......7:30 p.m.
Iridaty- Youlh
list & FourLhi1
Tues......Women's/Men's Mtg.
Early Morning Prayer.....6-7 a.m.
Pra.yer Sunday........6:30 p.m.

New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W. 7611 Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of' Services:
Sundllys- Church School.. ...............lo 1 m.
Worship Ser\ ice................... 1:15 a.m .
'Tuesdays Ilible Class..............7 p.m.
41h Sunday IEvening Worship 6.. h p.l.

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3" Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Enrly Sitnday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday Schooln .......... 9:30 a.mi.
Morning Worship ...111 a.m.
Nanire'.r In htilist C'h'trcfhes
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
M ccting ........('Dwcs.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
S",ll,(ly k, '1 11i',Fl ........ 9 ""',, "
hi 7dy igiBileSld

/Apostolic Revival Center,
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue
Order of Services
New lime for T.V. Program
l 1 51111 I 1 7: 1 i S 551 :: III
Stiit') .1 0 1 ina Sitaisyi n.
5946 N.W. 12'ssAve.m.- 12
Mo ningc S ii .. ............. 11.I I a.m.
Su.n.- Ee i orhil ...........7.:30 p.m.
T s.- 'onl er e etlinC....... 7:.310 11.
ri.- t i e Study ................7:30 p. .

/ordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 1217 Ave.
Order of' Services:
Early Worship ..............7 :a.nm.
Sunday Schoolo.............9 a.m.
NBC ............................10:05 a.m.
WZ rship ........ ............... I I.,

Tuesday ...............6:30 p.m.
YoultI Meet hn/Cho!i r relemreit
Monday .......................6:30 p.m.

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

Order of Services:.
liarly rnh, ing wo h ip... & 3;,l S..".

I iy i. Se vie.. .. 7 ........ ( II
il i et lot...................... I 1.1
S`lllc I .1111.... ........ .. 9 ;, lll

Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
Order of Services
Liberty City Churchl ......:45m
Sunllldly Mtl~ lllng WtW"" ij I..... 1 i1,1a1m.
Suny n'r iofl Servludy .....5 ces:
Sunday Iolties Bible ludly ....5 p"n.
Sunday Eliveing Wt shli[ .......6
l 'illl. Mining Bible Cl:ss II a.n.
'l ilsportation availble iCall:

305-6New Hope Missionary 1-
Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Su yday Morn-ing ........... 81.n1.
Sunday School .............10 a.11.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:30 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Fellowship .........10 an.m

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 103,1 St.
Order or Services:

Church Sol iOlic ni i .. ....u .n
Norm Day Prayer
Mllll h I friday 1...,l 2 p.1 w i t pin
Iroi) r/i/ ibke Slidy
.u.s... ................ 7:30

Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W.56thAvenue Hollywood, FL 33023
(Office) 954-962-9327 (Fax) 954-962-3396
Order of Services
Bible Study ............. 9 a.m. *** Morning Worship ............. 10; .m.
Evening Worship ............:. 6:p.m.
Wednesday....General Bible Study ..... 7:30 p.m.
TV Program Sunday, 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Conicast Digital Cable: 8, 19,22, 23,30 and 37
Web page:
Di P-etis piey Mnite

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

Order of Services:
(udvli h ll 1uning Se,' i'et
.li lh 1 Se llh.... I... .... I. I I.ll
\ llr4li t Setvice ............ I I a.ll.
I "[c thl y iN ]c Sludv...... mS .ll,

Christian HillAME 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" & 4" Sunday ............4 p.m.
Don Shula's GolfCourse

Ebenezer United
Methodist Church
2001 N.W. 35th Street

Sunday Morning Services
7:45 a.m.- 11: 15 a.n.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Bible Study Tuesday
10 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Prayer Meeting Tues. 6 p.m.

New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

2300 NW 135th Street
Order of Services
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.. 11
anm.. 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:

SEarly Momning Wolship 7:30 a.rm.
Sunt. Church Schootl 9:310 a.m.
Morning Worshipl .....II a.1m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
T es. sIvebl the Ist Sun.....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
.tEarly Momning Wonihip.7:30la.m.
Sunday SchoHl ..........9:30a.m.
Morning Vorship t.....I a.n.
Pryer M ing ............7:30 p .
Bible Study .................. 81pm.

Word of Truth
1755 N.W. 781 Street
Fax: 305-694-9105

Order of Services:
Bible nltm \%Vcd................S 1, ln,
S l, ay Scl IIOI) ................ III 11A.
Still. \ Iw",hip SeI. ........ I 1:30 ilalm.
W11. Ni ht iltl-ccssty Ill.Pra cr
It, ll 7:30 io 8 1 .
tlllth iy oI iI, Scrv o-ico6:30( pI)ln.

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


New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10'1 Avenue
Order of Services:
arlly Suniday. WI orship...7:30 ;
Sunday Schoal ................):3O0 a.lll.
Suxtlnly Moming Wamship.....I Iaillm.
Sunday Evening SeIvice ... p.m.
Tuesday Pm.ycr Meeting ...7:.1 pan.
Wetlniesl y Bible Study ...7:30() p.m.
"Nol Jut; Ch(' lr 11 Butn I Movmelnl"

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3" Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060*Fax 305-255-854'
Order of Services:

Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17thAve.
S\tl t. Moli rnin Seivslil t ....II a.m.
4" holll S .ll'n T .. nl:30-2:30 p.m.
Tu sday. .Bible Stldy
Feeding Minisi y 1 i.m11 .

Zion Hope -'
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
lSunday Sch.o.. l .............9:30 a.m.

Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4"' Street, Homestead 33136
Order orl Services:
Stlldi ty s chIiool........... 10:30 a.
Sll. IMol'ingi2 Sect'\ s,,.....12 I p.ll.
Iriishiy "'YouLh Nightl"p....X !.l.
W clc "'N ioII O I a)ii)' lll)'Ci.,,, 12 imn
Wed. Night IiIlIC SILIud.... .,Y N .nl.
Thuim day Niglil I('on\'i bll IeiC
(Clll' gc ..........- 6- 1 )p.m .




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continued from 1A
Little, executive director of the
Florida Immigrant Advocacy
During Sabbat's visit, her
family feared for her to go out-
side. "They were kidnapping
like 20 to 40 people per day,"
Sabbat said. Among those kid-
napped were some of her
friends, who were eventually
returned to their families
unharmed after a ransom was
Currently, Sabbat has limited
options to help fund day-to-day
living expenses because she
cannot work in the United
States. "I can't work. I can only
work at school and only for
minimum wage," she said. "I
have to pay six times more
tuition and it is really expel-'
Help for Sabbat and many in

Young girl

continued from 1A
the needs of these youngsters."
Shelton believes that had
Burke and her family been
involved in a program like hers,
the November shooting could
have prevented.
Apparently, before she shot
Kaliesha Cheatham, Burke
wrote a note using what might
be considered hip-hop dialect
to describe her intentions -
written in the past tense, "Wat
Dey Do," "Your girl had 2 do

South Florida's Haitian immi-
grant communities may be on
its way. Senators John McCain,
R-Arizonia, and Edward
Kennedy, D-Massachusetts,
are sponsoring immigration leg-
islation that would create a
path to legalization for our
nation's 11 million undocu-
mented immigrants.
If passed, the bill entitled The
Secure America and Orderly
Immigration Act of 2005 would
create a new temporary visa
program, which would allow
foreign workers to fill available
jobs that require little or no
skills. Other key features would
make it easier tq reunite immi-
grants and their families, and
provide better access to health-
care by reimbursing hospitals
for emergency care to undocu-
mented immigrants.
The McCain-Kennedy .bill, ii
one of many immigration
reform bills. Other reform bills

d help Hait
in the Senate include one which
would return undocumented
workers to their native country
to apply for temporary-worker
permits. The House-approved
Sensenbrenner bill (HR 4437),
sponsored by Rep. F. James
Sensenbrenner Jr. of
Wisconsin, captures the strong
anti-immigrant sentiment
apparent throughout the coun-
try. The bill would impose crim-
inal penalties not only against
the undocumented immigrant,
but also against anyone who
helps the immigrant, even if
they do so unknowingly.
Many immigration advocates
say the McCain-Kennedy bill is
the most cost-effective and fair.
solution to a immigration policy
which is gravely ineffective. "In
desperation, many take to flim-
sy boats to come here because
theyivyg io Qther, choice .The
process for them to come here
legally is broken," Little said.

getting more violent

wat she had 2 do. I had to show
dis hoes out hear who da real
M.I.A. bitch is."
Burke has been charged as
an adult and could face life in
Being held in the Joseph V.
Conte Facility in Pompano
Beach, Burke must remain in
jail until her June trial, accord-
ing to Lhe ruling issued yester-
day by Broward Circuit Judge
John. J. Murphy.
According to students famil-
iar with the November 2005
altercation and shooting,
Cheatham and her friends'

ians reunite with family members

Unfortunately, the passage of
the McCain-Kennedy bill may
be an uphill battle. "Those
against immigration reform are
overwhelming their public offi-
cials with letters and faxes ask-
ing for immigrants to be sent

back home," Little said.
It is imperative that those
who feel opposite voice their
opinion, she said. "We need
people to let their elected offi-
cials know that the McCain-
Kennedy bill is good."

For more information about
the McCain-Kennedy immigra-
tion reform bill, visit the New
American Opportunity cam-
paign Web site at www. or call at (202) 383-

teasing of Burke led to a fist-
fight on the bus, resulting in
Cheatham punching Burke in
the face.
The following day, Burke shot
Cheatham, who survived.
Cheatham underwent several
surgeries and has difficulty g
moving one arm, according to fo
Assistant State Attorney Maria
Cheatham's parents wantA
Burke to get the help she
needs, but do not believe that
life in prison is the answer.

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March 11.
Services were

died March 2.

(today), 11 a.m.
at Apostolic
Revival Center.

HERBERT ROSS, 60, City of
Miami Solid
W a s t e
employee, died
February 25 at
Hospital .
Services were
held Monday.

laborer lawn
service, died
March 1 at

Hos p i t a I tal.

Saturday, 3:30
p.m. in the

security for
Dade County
Parks and
Recreation, died
March 5 at
Pa metto
Ho s p i t a l .
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 10
a.m. at Mt. Zion
A.M.E. Church.

HOLT, SR., 90,

17, student,
died March 5.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 12
p.m. at Mt.
Ta b o r
Baptist Church.


maker, died

FLORA SMITH, 59, dietary super-
March 2 at

Je r isae m
MemorialHospital. Graveside serv-
Thursday, 11
a.m. in the

FLORANNIE SMITH, 59, dietary suprch
visor at Mercyh.

HospitalDALTON McDERMOTT, 83, died
March 5. Arrangements are incom-
Slect Specialty
Hospital .

Saturday, 12
p.m. at New'
Jge rusalem
Primitive Baptist

TAYLOR, died February 26 at
Memorial Hospital. Graveside serv-
ices were held.

March 3.

Saturday, 11
a.m. at New

Baptist Church.

CONNIE SIMON, 47, died March
2. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Freewill

Baptist Church.

March 5. Arrangements are incom-

WILLIAM PAYTEE, died March 6
at Jackson
Survivors: chil-
dren, Deborah
H a y e s
Cra w ford ,
Walter Hayes,
Carolyn Brown.
Maxine Taylor,
Wayne, Sonya,
Rodney, William
and Lisa. Service Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New Vision for Christ.

AARON McNEIL, 27, construc-
tion worker, died
March 2.

S Arrangements arr v i c e incomplete.
Saturday at New
Baptist Church.

ANNA BELL, died March 4 at
SSelect Specialty Hospital Service.
Arrangements are incomplete.

March 3. Service
Saturday, 10

March 4. Service Friday, 7 p.m. at
Cooper City Church of God.

March 1. Survivors: daughter, Dr.
Shirley Johnson and grandchildren.
Remains will be shipped to
Jackson, Mississippi for final rites
and buiral.

March 5. Service'Saturday, 2 p.m. at
Magnolia Park Church of Christ.

EUGENE COLE, 75, died March
3. Service Friday,
11 a.m. at St
Agnes Episcopal
Church. Litany
Thursday, 7 p.m.
at the church. In
lieu of flowers,
make donations
to the family of
Eugene Cole.

BENT, 3 years, died March 3.
Arrangements are incomplete.

February 21. Services were held.

February 20. Services were held.

selor for Dade
County Model
City, died March
1 at North Shore
Medical Center.
Survivors: wife,
Brayane 'Mrs.
B;' sons, Tyrone
Hamilton, Jr.,
Ernest Gordon
and Ebony
Gordon. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
at Dayspring Missionary Baptist

restaurant, died
February 27 at
Cedars Medical
Center. Service
Saturday, 11
a.m. in the

MANOS, 2 weeks old, died March
at Miami Childrens Hospital.
Remains will be shipped to
Georgetown, Exuma in Nassau,
Bahamas for final rites and burial.

DEVON ALLEN, 29, laborer,
died. Arrangements are incomplete.

Donaldson Fryar
Homestead, died February 24 at her
residence. Service Saturday, 2 p.m.
at New Mount Zion Baptist Church.

Goulds, died February 25 at North
Shore Medical Center. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.


March 2 in his
Saturday, 11
a.m. at True
Believers In

South Miami, died March 5 at
Cedars Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.

HAROLD JOHNSON, 80, retired
mail handle for
the United
States Post
Office, died
March 6.
Survivors: wife,
Mae K. Johnson;
nieces, Sheila
Rolle and Marcia
Saunders; and a
host of nieces
and nephews. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. in the chapel.

MARY E. DAVIS, 57, homemaker,
died February
24. Survivors:
dau g h ter ,
Kertina Dancy
(Anthony); moth-
er, Thelma
Davis; sister,
Billie Moore;
three brothers,
Ben, James,
Dewey A. and
Jerome C. Davis. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at the Historic Mt. Zion
Baptist Church.

Hall Ferguson*

executive hospi-
tal secretary,
died March 2 at
Ho s p i t a I
S e r v ice
Saturday, 1:30
p.m. at New
S h i I o h sio na a ry
Baptist Church.

FILS, 56, taxi
driver, died
March 2 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service
Thursday, 11
a.m. at Gamble

cook, died
February 28 at
Medical Center.
Serv ice
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Liberty City
Church of Christ.

Gregg L. Mason
54, died.
Survivors: son,
Ronald, Jr.
(Layla Walker);

m o t h e r
Barbara; broth-
ers, James,
Larry, Dwight
and Reverend Carl Garmon; sis-
ters, Vernette Richburg (James),
Sheila Page, Vernette Owens
(Ronnie) and Veronika Garmon;
grandchildren and a host of other
family members and friends.
Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

died February 26, 2006. Memorial
services were held.

Carey* Royal *
March 1 at home. Remains were
shipped to Ohio for final rites nd

March 1 at home. Remains were
shipped to St. Augustine, for final
rites and burial.

MARCUS BLACK, 56, died
March 5 at Cleveland Clinic
Hospital. Arrangements are incom-

Eric S. George
Hollywood, died March 4. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. Place to be

SARAH CARNES, 56, died
March 4 in her
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Jordan Grove
Baptist Church.

February 24 in her residence.
Remains were shipped to South
Carolina for final rites and burial.

maker, died
March 3.
Survivors: son,
Leroy Calloway;
two sisters,
Daisy House
and Beatrice
Williams; and a
host of nieces,
nephews, grand-
children and
great grandchildren. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist

SUSIE GRIGGS, 71, retired, died
March 2. Service
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah

died March 1,
2006 at
Hospital .
include: chil-
d r e n

Johnson, Jr.,
Peter, Mark,
Donovan and Sandra; siblings,
Rose Bryant and Reginald Forbes.
Services Saturday, 11 a.m. at
Wright Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment Florida National

JR., died February 27, 2006 at
Northshore Hospital. Survivors
include: parents, Kenyanna Buckley
and Ledarris Walker. Service
Wednesday, 11 a.m at Dade
Memorial Park.

Death Notice

warehouse laborer, died March
7, 2006 at his home.
Survived by: two daughters,
Lynn White-Person and Cassan-
dra March; two sons, Robert and
John Butler; 14 grands, 13 great
grands, two great-great grands.
Service Saturday, March 11, in
the chapel at 1 p.m.
Arrangements by Hall-Fergu-
son-Hewitt Funeral Home.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


wishes to extend our sincere
thanks and gratitude to the
many of you who expressed your
acts of kindness and love during
our time of bereavement.
Your prayers, calls, cards and
visits made our pain easier to
May God bless each of you.
Renetta L. Ma'r milia W.
Taylor, Herbert J. Rhodes, Jr.,
Edrick D. Rhodes and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


07/15/45 03/06/05

In tears we saw you sinking,
And watched you fade away,
Our hearts were almost bro-
We wanted you to stay.
But when we saw you sleeping,
So peacefully free from pain,
How could we wish you back
with us.
Your wife, Willie; mother, Jean
Frederic and children.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


01/27/41 02/19/06

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.
We would also like to thank
Apostle Mosby Nelson, Central
Faith Mission and Manker Fu-
neral Home staff.
God bless you.
The Pringle and Kelly familes

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

1st Black City of Miami
Crane Operator

10/01/24 03/08/03

It has been three years now,
that you have gone and left this
place ..
We will always remember your
sense of humor, laughter and
smiling face ...
You maybe gone, but never for-
gotten . you're always on our
mind and we're thinking about
you all the time.
We miss you and love you so
Your loving wife of 55 years,
Gracie M. Hunter; two daugh-
ters, Shirley Sparks Hunter and
Charlotte Haslem Hunter and
Hunter family.

Davis and Brice
Hollywood, died March 5.
Arrangements are incomplete.

Hallandale, died March 5. Service
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at Friendship
Baptist Church.

06/02/33 03/09/00

Six years have passed. We
thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new. We
thought about you yesterday
and days before that, too. We
think of you in silence.
We often speak your name, all
we have now are our memories
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
with which we will never part.
God has you in his keeping
and we have you in our hearts. A!
million times we cried, "if love:
alone could have saved you, you
would not have died."
In life we loved you dearly, in
death we love you still, in our
hearts you hold a place no one
can ever fill. It broke our hearts
to lose you, but you did not go
alone, for part of us went with
you the day God took you home.
Mrs. Delores C. Ates and chil-

Death Notice

MARY B. HOWARD, 86, died
March 6. She is survived by her
sons: Earl Campbell (Eva), John,
and Michael Howard (Karen);
daughters, Thomasena Wilson,
Helen Pla, and Terri Tribble
(Keith); and a host of other fam-
ily members and friends.
Visitation Friday, 2-9 p.m.
Services Saturday, 10 a.m. at
Greater Israel Bethel P.B.
Church; 160 NW 18th Street.
Internment at Dade Memorial
Park. Services entrusted to
Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home,
10936 NE 6th Avenue, 305-757-

In Mernoriam

In loving memory of,


01/03/31 03/07/05

We think of you always, but es-
pecially today.
You will never be forgotten, al-
though you are gone away.
Your memory is a keepsake
with which we never part.
God has you in his keeping; we
have you in our heart.
The Family


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The Miami Times Woman is
Black, beautiful, confident,
resourceful, intelligent, savvy ...
The Miami Times Woman is a
mother, daughter, teacher, entre-
preneur, activist, polititian, artist,
sista, survivor...


By Aaron Bryant
In her latest book,
this Princeton profes-
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Black history for a new

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questions emerge and issues are revealed. Our
continued explorations of history give way to
newer and more diverse interpretations.
With photos of more than 150 works of art
(including maps), Painter guides her reader
through a historical journey. The images, most
of them in color, add another dimension to the
book's narrative, as visual art illustrates the
author's account and documents perspectives
on the Black experience. Among the
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on Easter Sunday in 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial in Washington D.C.
The concert, which com-
menced with a dignified and
stirring rendition of "America
(My Country, 'Tis of Thee),"
was arranged by First Lady
glpr Roosevelt and
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('oIngraiulatiions to the
Portrail of Empowerment, Inc.,
with Dorothy 'Dottie'
Johnson and her committee,
for presenting the 29th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Spiril of Excellence Awards and
Scholarships Gala, last week,
at the Renaissance Ballroom,
5910 SW 8th Street.
The evening began with the
serving of hors d'oeuvres and
drinks while Isaiah Dawson,
ACTSO and Omega Talent Hunt
winner, entertained the
more than 300 guests
entering the ballroom
for the festivities. Dr.
Edwin T. Demeritte,
Dr. Enid C. Pinkney,
Frank Pinkney, David
and Mrs. Lawrence,
Beverly Nixon,
Alstene McKinney,
Archie and Georgia J. BA!
Ayers arrived early,
while Clovette Danzy,
Carolyn Boyce and Pacella
Jones prepared themselves to
present the life of Rosa Parks.
Marietta Freeman, mistress
of ceremony, set the pace for
the evening by introducing
Daniel Lavan, chairman of the
board, followed by a short skit:
Keepers of the Dream Series,
written by Dr. Alice Johnson
and directed by Corky Dozier.
Others stars included Dawson,
Condifia Stuart and creative
dancer, Davac Dancomb, all
from PAVAC at Miami
Then was the presentation of
awards by special guests like
Mayor Shirley Gibson, Judge
Shirlyon McWhorter, Dr.
Piyush C., Agrawal, Venghan
"Winnie" Tank and
Commissioner Johnson.

Recipients were Rachel
Fourgeman; Carolyn Boyce;
Family and Children Faith
Coalition; Miami Mission
Center; Women's Shelter of
Hope; Pinkney, who received a
Hattie McDaniels stamp too
large to fit into her trunk;
George Stewart; Alex
Gonzalez; Urban Mercy
Clinics; The Alternative
Programs, Inc., and MDC
Department of Human
The highlight on the
entire evening was the
Oldie Goldie Review
produced and directed
by Mr. Jenkins, an art
S teacher at Miami
Jackson. He intro-
duced dancer Davac, a
Stevie Wonder look
alike, Etta James,
Aretha Franklin,
LLOU Dawson, The
Supremes, Stuart and
The Temptations. Everyone
stayed in their seats until the
show was over. It was 'da
Cora S. Johnson, president;
Mary Ann Thomas-McCloud,
director; Laurice Hepburn,
chairperson, Black History
Project; and the Men of
Tomorrow for 2006 completed
the second step towards their
presentation, slated for April 1.
They did so by displaying qual-
ity projects, last week, at the
North Dade Regional Library in
Miami Gardens.
The judges arrived early to
scrutinize the projects. They
included Lona Brown Mathis,
Delphene McLeroy, Elon
Robinson, Frances Deveaux

and Dr. Carlton Fischer. After
hours of deliberating, the fol-
lowing winners were
announced and there was
much jubilation from the par-
ents, participants and visiting
family members.
First place went to Todd P.
Ballou, Jr., who presented
Harriet Tubman and the
Underground Railroad; 2nd
place went to Spencer Everett,
who presented a collage show-
ing the life of Booker T.
Washington; 3rd place went to
Louis Powell, who displayed
The Family Tree; and honorable
mention went to Emmanuel
Eason (Winston Scott, astro-
naut), Ali Cannon (Black
inventors), Jonathan Martin
(Bahamian Influence),
Cristopher Hall (Athletic
Profile) and Damir
Davis (Famous Case
Hepburn announced
that the top three dis-
plays will be shown the
night of the presenta-
tion and it will be
placed in the Black
Archives as a part of
history. She thanked JOHI
her committee members
including Barbara Golphin, W.
Doris Neal and Lisa Braye.
Last week Marietta Bullard,
chairperson, presented the
young men in a talent expo to a
filled auditorium of parents,
guests and Egelloc Civic and
Social Club members. Bullard
chose for her judges: Paulette
Bartlett, Alma Brown,
Norman Cox, Kraig Lynch and
Charles Mobley.
The competition included
Shannon Williams, Norland,
who did a monologue from the
movie, Guess Who's Coming To
Dinner; Justin O'Farrell, New
World School of The Arts, who
provided a 'modern dance;'
Garland Williamson,
Northwestern, who played
Breezing on his guitar; Spenser
Everett, Northwestern, who
performed a liturgical dance;
Cecil Duffie, N. Miami, who
performed Dr. Martin L. King,
Jr's I've Been to the Mountain

Top; and Cameron Thomas,
M.A.S.K., who performed a
'hip-hop' dance.
"It was not quantity, but
quality," remarked Bullard at
the end of the show. The audi-
ence echoed the same senti-
ment to the outstandingly tal-
ented "Men Of Tomorrow," and
parents continued to hug, hold
and pat the participants on the
back. Bullard thanked mem-
bers of her committee including
Bertha K. Milton, Stephenia
Willis and Vera Purcell. She
also indicated announcing the
winners at a later date.

According to the Bible, one is
supposed to live for 3-scores
and 10, but not Gussie
Jenkins-Fisher. She is still liv-
ing at 5-scores and 2
and is getting stronger
daily. More than 200
family members and
friends converged at
20011 NW 194th Terr.,
last Saturday, to cele-
brate with her. They
had her smiling when
the name 'Nana' was
[SON mentioned.
R.T. Fisher, presi-
dent emeritus, Sigma Alpha
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Inc., had the honor
of announcing Woodbine,
Georgia as Jenkins-Fisher's
birthplace along with her five
children: Henry, Johnny,
Vickie, Clarence and Richard.
Those five increased the family
by giving her 14 grandchildren,
19 great-grandchildren and 11
including Constance Miller,
Sharon Wharrard, Donna
Wilson, Barbara Fisher, Tara
Bloomfield, Joseph and
Remona Tomlin, Althea
McMillen, Richard and
Evelyn Tomlin, Ella May
Conley, Willie Milton, Annie
Kirk, Jimmie Jenkins, Ellen
Sairno, Larry Johnson,
Jameka Wilson, Barbara
Grace, Vane Gardner Russ
and Frankie Jo-Ann Tomlin..
Along with having a great
family, Mrs. Fisher is proud of

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mantra that celebrates Black
Womanhood in today's main-
stream (or something like it)
music culture.
And 'biggups' to India.Arie,
the unapologetic songstress
who refuses to be contained by
the limitations imposed upon
us Black girls. Her songs are
like anthems of pride and ele-
gance that reflect the stories of
her life and her struggles with
African beauty and American
Which leads me to my million
dollar question concerning her
new song, I Am Not My Hair.
Umm, why not? No disrespect,
but I like to think that I am my
hair and I am my skin. The deep
brown complexion and shoulder
length locks that characterize
my physical appearance pro-
claim to the world that I am a

woman of African descent and I
wear it proudly on my sleeve ...
so to speak.
African ancestry is my histo-
ry. It is my heritage, and it is
beautiful, END OF STORY.
I'm not trying to make up for
what American society refuses
to comprehend. I should not
have to compromise my defini-
tion of beauty to accommodate
the standards which are way
too narrow in scope that try
to dominate our way of think-
Don't get me wrong: I feel
where India is coming from.
Perhaps she doesn't want to be
judged based on the negative
stereotypes that are associated
with Black women. Perhaps she
doesn't want to allow the
changes that she has made in
her appearance throughout her
life to affect others' views of the
person that she is. She is still
the same India.Arie.

But I fear that her message
can easily be misconstrued as
saying, "I can still be a beautiful
person despite my African iden-
tity." It's almost like saying,
"She's kinda cute ... for a Black
Why do we need to make
excuses for it, as if the excep-
tion to the rule is the only one
that qualifies? For me, beauty
and our African aesthetics are
one and the same and that is
the rule.
So as we continue to revere
the inspiring lyrics of India.Arie,
we shouldn't forget to view all
aspects of life with the same
analytical and glorifying tone
that she uses to write her
music. And really, there are so
many perspectives that one can
take on this song or on this
issue. This one just happens to
be mine.
Email Jenna at

Creating Black Americans is a must read

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artists featured are Romare
Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett,
Beauford Delaney, Jacob
Lawrence and Kara Walker.
Painter (no pun intended) is a
historian and not an art critic.
Her primary purpose in

including artists' work is to
illustrate 'events and demon-
strate how Blacks have inter-
preted and told their own his-
tories, versus the accounts of
Black America created by
white scholars and popular
The book is both current
and engaging as the author

covers a culture that spans
across centuries. From Black
life before slavery to Black vot-
ers in the 2000 presidential
election; from incarceration to
health care, Creating Black
Americans will fascinate read-
ers who are interested in the
new ways we give meaning to
the past.


being Mother Gussie Jenkins-
Fisher at New Birth Cathedral
where Bishop Victor T. Curry
is the senior pastor. She also
loved that her family carried on
the tradition of serving fried
fish, chicken, collard greens,
salad, shrimp, potato salad,
macaroni and cheese, corn-
bread stick, peas and rice,
turkey wings, water, soda and a
huge birthday cake.
She proudly blew out
the single candle when
the time came.
Some of her friends
present were Elder
Terrence and June
Wimberly; Elder Iva
Wilmont and wife;
Elder Patricia Wilson;
Minister Shaleem FISI
Olatunje; Nancy
Sweard; Rosie
Dorsett; Willie M. Denson;
Kim Pricett; Elaine
Roundtree and, brother;
Hostess Carolyn Clarkson;
Diedre Gilbert; Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Henry; Fleta Moore;
Susan Quincy and Roderick
The honoree attributed her
longevity to giving credit to
God, reading her Bible and liv-
ing the way her parents want-
ed her to live.

mixed doubles.
Observing the matches were
Catherine Williams, Ernie,'
Pakish, Dr. Marvin Dawkins,
Yusuf Ahmed, tournament.
director and Danny King, ref-.:
eree from Moore Park where it,
all began.
The name New Fellowship
Christian Center may
be a common name to
some people, but if you
take the time to visit
this symbolic church at
240 Bahman Ave. in
Opa-locka, you will
agree to it being one of
the finest churches. It
boasts the extraordi-
tER nary Pastor Jimmye
Finch Larkin, who
used the vision of her
late husband, Pastor Dr. Fred
Larkin, and built an edifice the
members and the City of Opa-
locka are extremely proud of.
Joe and Shelia Mack, mem-
bers of The Singing Angels of
Arcola Lakes Park, recently
invited the group to support a
fund-raising. 40 of 65 people
attended and found a new
dimension in serving God.
Upon entering, they found a
dais with five golden thrones
likened to those of the Pope.
Dr. Larkin recognized the pres-
ence of nine ministers and
invited them to the rostrum.
She even gave up her throne to
accommodate the visitors.
The ministers were there to
hear Evangelist Robert Scott,
a 28-year old pastor who is a
younger version of Bishop T.D.
Jakes. Pastor Scott articulated
for 60-minutes and kept the
congregation on its feet as he
revisited the story of the Ark of
the Covenant and smoke, com-
paring it to today's struggles,
trials and tribulations.
He demonstrated power,
knowledge of his subject matter
and the propensity to change
the lives of the many young
people he ministers to. If you
want to hear an outstanding
message, please check him out
in Fort Lauderdale.

When Charlene W.
Thompkins is not behind the
desk at the Hampton House
Foundation's office, she is on
the tennis court reliving her
youth as a tennis phenome-
non. Such was the case when
she participated in the recent
Rainbow Tennis Tournament
in Delray Beach, Fl. and came
out first in the 7.5 mixed dou-
bles with Joel Palmer and
first in the 3.5 women's dou-
bles, along with Carolyn
Others who participated
included Bob Green and
Maria Wilkerson, second
place in the 7.5 mixed doubles;
Lorna Hanley and Ted
Bentley, 2nd place; and
Katonya Bienaine and Henry
Lewis, Ist place in the 7.0

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Arthur J.N. Scavella, a
2002 graduate of Miami
Northwestern Senior High, a
2005 graduate of Florida
International University and
now the current
Band/Orchestra Director of
Charles Drew Middle School,
was a recipient of the DOC
award at Miami Northwestern
on February 17. The award is
for outstanding contributions
and leadership in the commu-
nity. Arthur is the son of
Winston and Gloria Scavella
and the nephew of Edna
Scavella, Leome S. Culmer,
Florence and Lemuel

Moncur and the late Elliott
J. Scavella. Congratulations
Get well wishes to all of you
from all of us!
Pearline Nairn. Eugene
Cole, Emma Bailey, Sharon
Miller, Henry 'Sanky'
Newbold, Josephine Rolle,
Henry Goa, Lloyd 'Tank'
Johnson. Mae Hamilton-
Clear, Kim Lynch, Janice
Sanders, Arthur Cole,
Louise Dean, Richard
Works, Cleomie Allen-
Smith, Frances Brown,
Princess R. Lamb, Oscar
Morley, Mary Albury Ferrell

and Gwen Clark.
Don't be surprised if Lynn
Swann becomes the first
Black ever to win a GOP gov-
ernor nomination in
Pennsylvania. Swann got a
boost when the Pittsburgh
Steelers won the Super Bowl.
As I have written many
times "Black History is E-V-E-
R-Y D-A-Y!
You missed an excellent cul-
mination Black history pro-
gram presented last week at
St. Agnes by our children.
They were excellent and
could go on Broadway tomor-
row. They were under the
direction of Kim Wright and
her associates Velma Arnold,
Charles Arnold, Sharon
Anderson, Sharrie Dean-
McNamee, Edwin Holland,
Gaile Holland, Fredra
Rhodes, Herbert Rhodes,
Jr., Gloria Scavella, Torrin
Wallace, Kenethia Williams

and Ronald Wright.
Please visit next year for the
treat of your life.
Here are some ways parents
and teachers can involve the
children. Study Black history
books, introduce children to
leaders, view historical, TV
shows, visit the library, use
reference illustrations and
families should discuss family
Lisa Burrows-Lofton and
her daughter Jasmin came
down from Wellington, Fla. to
visit her mom and to see the
grand production put on by
her sister Kim and her pro-
duction associates. Welcome
home Lisa!
An eternal flame placed
years ago in Dr. King's honor
burns near Dr. and Mrs.
Martin (Coretta Scott)
King's tomb. On the tomb is
the Bible passage from 1
Corinthians: 13:13 that says

"And now abide faith, hope,
love, these three; but the
greatest of these is love"
By the way King's Day is
now celebrated in more than
100 countries and marked its
20th anniversary last month.
Coretta Scott King, human
rights activist and leader who
was devoted, determined,
influential and beloved was
an active and indomitable
force in making Dr. Martin
Luther King's dream a reality
for people throughout the
world. Throughout her entire
lifetime, Coretta Scott King
was a catalyst for peace and
Four pioneers of Miami died
last week and will be greatly
missed by all who knew and
loved them. They are Emily
'Brown Eyes' Carey-
Pittman, Alice Dean-
Harrison, Alma Lucille
Johnson-Crawford and

Harold Francis, Jr. I am ded-
icating these few lines to
them: You were helpful when
you were needed; you let oth-
ers know you cared; you were
patient and forgiving when
hurt was hard to bear. You
always did unto others as
you'd have done unto you. For
when you sow God's bless-
ings, you'll reap his harvest
too. We loved you!
In October of this year our
Pan-Hellenic Council will host
the National Pan-Hellenic
Council Southern Regional
Conference in Miami.
Happy Wedding
Anniversary to the following
Dorian and Shonda
Postell, Feb. 26: Their 13th
Fred and Eva M. Johnson,
March 2: Their 55th

Growing old is mandatory.
Growing up is optional.

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evnt. Confidence is about
trusting and having faith in
So, how do you become
more confident? That's a mil-
lion dollar question! No one
can teach you to be more
confident, it is something
that only you can develop and
nurture within. There are
people who seem to have vast
reservoirs of confidence that
they can count on to bolster
them in trying situations;
then there are those who
can't muster it up in any sit-
To become a more confident

person, you must first identi-
fy the source of your insecu-
rity and then challenge your-
self to take on your reluc-
tance to overcome your fear
of succeeding to overcome it!
Yep, that was a mouthful, but
think about it for a few
moments. Imagine what
wearing a confident attitude
will do for you in life and in
the way you look to the world.
Becoming a more confident
person will take time and
constant nurturing to main-
tain it; but once you have it,
it's yours!
As individuals, each of us is
remarkable in our own right.
'They' don't really have any-
thing that you can't have as

e accessory

well. Instead of choosing to
surround yourself with and
hiding behind or wearing sta-
tus symbols; step out wearing
the one accessory that you
can always count on to make
you look good
Confidence. Think about it.
See you next week. Audrey
Adams, former director of
corporate public relations
and fashion merchandising
for ESSENCE continues to
motivate and inspire women
through her syndicated
columns and motivational
speaking engagements,
E-mail your fashion, beauty
and lifestyle questions or com-
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'Ceremonies' delivers contradictions and strong performances

By Kimberly Grant
Special to the Times

Reading the Bible and drink-
ing whiskey. An odd combina-
tion, but somehow it fits an off-
beat, tragic comedy called
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. In
this adaptation of Lonne Elder's
first play, director Pat Reeves-
Moore takes the audience back
to a time when Black people just
wanted to survive and provide
for their family, despite social
It goes back to a time when
people thought money could
buy everything. However, the
Parker family finds out that just
because you have money, does-
n't mean you don't have any
more problems.
In a get-rich-quick scheme,
Theopolis Parker (Curtis Allen)
decides to get into business with
a shady man, Blue Haven
(Herman McGloun). To run this
every by-nig h t ,

scam, Theo and Blue decide to
use Pop Parker's (Jerry Maple,
Jr.) barber shop as their head-
At first, Theo the glue that
seems to be holding the Parker
family together in a backwards
way thinks this will solve all
of the Parkers' problems. Among
them, are his sister, Adele's
(Carey Hart) complaints about
supporting three grown men,
Pop Parker's misgivings about
his lost vaudeville career and
the angst of their mother's
A few months into his scheme,
Theo realizes that while the old
problems have dissipated, new
ones have appeared. Adele no
longer cares about responsibili-
ty and Bobby Parker (Cameron
Rabie), previously a small-time
thief, is now a professional crim-
inal. Pop Parker, still childlike
and naive, has a new bad atti-
tude to go along with his new

In a theatric example of 'what
goes around, comes around,'
Theo is forced to walk in Adele's
old shoes. He now becomes the
one taking care of three adults,
while they throw away their lives
doing whatever they please.
In the end, despite her com-

ings and goings, Adele is finally
able to talk Theo into going a
more conventional path.
Unfortunately, by the time he
realizes his faux pax, Bobby has
been murdered.
As a theater buff (critic, If you
will) it's my opinion that this
play is a constant contradiction.

It is both tragic and comedic.
The characters feel one way in
Act I, but differently in Act 2.
Pop Parker spits fire and brim-
stones, but is a hopeless drunk.
And, the only character that
gives out good, life lesson advice
is the villain, Blue.
Speaking of Blue, actor
McGloun gives a breathtaking
performance. I found myself,
not only riveted, but in awe that
someone as young as he could
convey such emotion and pas-
sion (be sure to look out for his
monologue in Act 2).
Another scene-stealer was
William Jenkins (Keith Wade).
He was the right pinch of sugar
to the bitter taste of social
issues in this play. Each time he
burst into the room, he com-
manded attention, like a sultan
to his harem.
Despite the odd title, which
makes me scratch my head, and
Maple's overly dramatic repre-
sentation, Ceremonies in Dark

Old Men is a must see. You will
laugh, shed a tear and get a bit
of a fright at the end. And, you
will walk out of the M Ensemble,
with a valuable lesson: Money
can't buy happiness, just nice.
clothes and a drunken mess.
Ceremonies in Dark Old Men
runs through March 12 at the M
Ensemble in North Miami. Call
305-895-8955 or visit the webi
site at!
for more information.


African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center 2166 MLK Blvd.
The 6th Annual,Oscar
Thomas Memorial: People's
Art Exhibition Call to Artists
Once again we prepare for
another highly successful cele-
bration of African World artistic
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 insur-
ance 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
bio 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.
Calabash Visual Arts Festival
The Calabash Visual Arts
Festival is designed primarily to
showcase and support visual
artists, as well as focus on the
various modes, methods, tech-
niques, and forms of visual
expressions. Several stations
within the Center will serve as
exhibit halls to focus on unique
art .expressions, modes, and
Additionally, a number of
events have been designed to
make this a fulfilling and mean-
ingful experience. These events
include lecture-demonstrations
by noted visual artists, panel
discussions that support art
professions, workshops demon-
strating various techniques, a
graffiti arts contest, a banner
and poster contest, a juried
student art exhibit, an art auc-
tion, live entertainment, and
numerous opportunities to see
various artists at work. A num-
ber of activities are designed for

the ,youthful and emerging
young artists.
The Calabash Visual Arts
Festival will be hosted by the
African Heritage Cultural Arts
Center in partnership with the
Kuumba Arts Collective on May
13 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. The
next general meeting will be
held Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30
p.m. Call 305-638-6771.
17th Annual African
American Art Festival
in Ocala
The African American ArtFest
Committee of Ocala, Florida is
once again planning for its
annual arts festival. Featured
guests will be Midnight Starl
and the Soweto Street Beat
Dance Theatre, Inc. of Atlanta.
We are blessed to say our
17th Annual African-American
Arts Festival at Gerig-Webb
Park in Ocala will be marked
for a weekend of celebration
May 5-7. We are searching for a
more varied and diverse group
of vendors from across the
If you have questions, please
contact 352-351-4732 or 352-
690-9992. You can email us at for
application. The deadline date
of March 31.
Black History Student

Exhibition Black Dance
Through March 9:
The Inner City Children's
Dance Company, presents their
student exhibition on Black
dance. The students' range
from age three to teenagers at
the Carrie P. Meek Cultural
Center, 1300 NW 50th St., from
6-9 p.m. Light refreshments
will be served during the recep-
tion. Call 305-758-1577.
Glow With ENVY Awards
Saturday, March 11:
Jacob's Ladders Production
presents Glow With ENVY
Awards Showcase co-hosted by
Starr (Iconz) at the Historical
Lyric Theatre, 819 NW 2nd
Ave., with special invited guests
Cool & Dre, Dirtbag, Pittbull,
Spittfya and more...
Performances by Louines
Dance Group, Rebecca
'Butterfly' Vaughns, Jennifer
Blain, Santo Valera and Renea
Moss. There will be a fashion
show by Marie Jouberthe and
more . Call 786-277-8689.
An Evening With
Ruby Dee
Thursday, March 16:
The Women's International
Film Festival Miami-Dade
Parks & African New World
Studies at Florida International

University present An Evening
With Ruby Dee. Please feel free
to come out an experience an
empowering evening celebrat-
ing Women's History Month
with Florida's first Women's
International Film Festival fea-
turing one of the most prolific,
fearless and charismatic female
actors and civil rights activists
in America ~ the iconic and leg-
endary Ruby Dee. The event
takes place at Florida
International University,
Biscayne Bay Campus, Grand
Ballroom, 3000 NE 151st St.,
beginning at 7 p.m. Admission
charged. For tickets and info,
call 954-937-8299 or 305-915-
5521. For a complete listing of
all Women's Film Festival
events, log on to www.wiffon-
Miami International Film
March 3-12:
Bob Marley & Friends
A celebration of the life and
art of the incomparable Bob
Marley, this joyous documen-
tary puts the reggae master's
music front and center, featur-
ing rare concert footage as well
as outstanding performances of
Marley compositions and reg-
gae classics from some of
today's top artists. It will pre-

miere at the Colony Theater,
1040 Lincoln Road, Miami
Beach on Thursday, March 9,
at 9 p.m.
Purvis of Overtown
Purvis Young's colorful,
visionary paintings record the
life and embody the spirit of
Overtown. And after 30 years
spent toiling away in the same
dilapidated warehouse, the art:
world finally took notice. This
perceptive documentary illumi-
nates the life and work of this
uncompromising Black pioneer
through extensive interviews
with the artist, his friends and
colleagues. It premiered at the
Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln
Road, Miami Beach on
Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m.
Call 305-237-FILM (3456).
Miami-Dade Public Library
Bayunga Kialeuka through
March 30 at North Dade
Regional, 2455 N.W. 183 St.
African American Research
Library & Cultural Center'
2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Broward
Kheprera (Afrikan History)!
Study Group, serving the com-
munity since 1985, meets at
the Research Library every 2nd
and 4th Saturday from 2-5



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Faith Financial Group
6135 NW 167th Street,
'Suit # F.21
"Miami Lakes, Florida

Year Established

Roy T. Freeman
'Licensed Mortgage

Number of full-time/
part-time employees
-None (I am an independ-
ent contractor)

I offer finance in invest-
ing properties. I also give
financial advice

Future Goals
My future goals include
opening my own mort-
gage company. I want to
'obtain a Series Six
'license to do bonds and
other services.

Why did you start busi-
bness and how has it
I started this business to
piprove my financial
-quality of life and my
knowledge of the finan-
cial industry. It has
grown from doing two
loans a month to eight
loans a month.

What were some of the
obstacles you faced and
how did you overcome
Some of the obstacles I
faced were learning the
business and how to sell.
Learning how to struc-
ture people's financial
position and budgeting

Roy Freeman

were problems too. With
hard work, patience and
increasing knowledge,
understanding the busi-
ness came through a
period of time.

Who does your business
best serve and why?
I don't like to limit myself
to demographics. My
business helps anyone
who wants to buy, sell or
obtain financial strate-

How have your experi-
ences helped meet the
needs of your clients?
I was a teacher before I
became a mortgage bro-
ker., I am educated and
being bilingual, I under-
stand there are different
people with different
needs. I know you have
to help people when you
get the opportunity.

Where did you get the
name of your company
and does it have any sig-
nificant meaning?
I'm a mortgage broker
within the company of
Faith Financial Group.
The property owner's
name is actually Faith.

Florida Housing unveils $77M

Florida Housing unveiled
$77 million statewide, toward
affordable homeownership,
including waivers of certain
requirements in 13 Florida
counties impacted by
Hurricane Wilma. This
money is available through the
Single Family Mortgage
Revenue program (bond pro-
gram), which provides 30-year,
fixed rate mortgages at com-
petitive rates. These dollars
are often coupled with down
payment and closing costs
assistance for eligible con-
Miami-Dade County Mayor
Carlos Alvarez along with
Patricia Braynon, Executive
Director of the Miami-Dade

Catrease Taylor, first-time homebuyer and Miami-Dade County Water &
Sewer Department employee; and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos
Alvarez. Photo by Rick Garcia

Housing Finance Authority, Al
Coven of Chase Home
Financial and the Miami-Dade
Affordable Housing
Foundation, joined Florida
Housing in support of afford-
able homeownership.
"There are many challenges
facing affordable housing
today, including rising land
and construction costs, lack of
available land and skyrocket-
ing home prices," said Florida
Housing's Executive Director
Steve Auger. "We feel strongly
that the GO Zone and Katrina
Emergency Tax Relief acts will
go a long way toward helping
Florida Housing and local
housing finance authorities
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provide increased
opportunities for con-
sumers to ,purchase
homes they can afford
in areas still rebound-
ing from the 2005
GO Zone Act Waives
F i r s t Time
Ho me bu y e r
Requirement and
Increases Income and
Purchase Price Limits
in 13 Florida
Bond program mort-
gages, provided
through Florida
Housing and local
housing finance
authorities such as
the Miami-Dade
Housing Finance
Authority, have tradi-
tionally been available
only to first-time
.home buyers.
Because of hurricanes
Wilma and Katrina,
Congress passed the
Gulf Opportunity
Zone (GO Zone) Act,
which treats 13
Florida counties as
targeted areas, waiv-
ing the first-time
homebuyer require-
ment and increasing
the income and pur-
chase limits in those
counties through
December 31, 2010.
Consumers don't have
to have been directly
impacted by
Hurricane Wilma in
order to qualify for the
bond program.
Those 13 counties
treated as targeted
areas are Brevard,
Broward, Collier,
Glades, Hendry,
Indian River, Lee,
Martin, Miami-Dade,
Monroe, Okeechobee,
Palm Beach and St.
Lucie. The income
limits have been
increased from 115
percent of the area
median income to 140
percent of the area
median income. And
the purchase price
limits have been

increased from 90
percent of the average
purchase price in the
area to 110 percent of
the average purchase
price in the area.
"This l5rogram is a
great example of how
the public and private
sectors can work
together for the good
of all. As families use
these bond dollars to
purchase a home of
their own, private
lending institutions,
realtors, credit coun-
selors and the many
other people involved
in affordable housing
also benefit," said
Miami-Dade County
Mayor Alvarez.

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. Brian Hart 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

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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.aovldpm. Vendors may choose to
download the bid package(s), free of charge, from our Website under
"Solicitations Online." Internet access is available at all branches 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.

Advertisement for DBE Goal for Strategic Airport Master Planning Services
Project In Accordance with Department of
Transportation 49 CFR Part 26
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) is preparing to establish a DBE goal for
participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises for the Strategic Airport Master
Planning Services project for the County's system of airports for Fiscal Year 2006
(October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006). MDAD invites comments from
minorities, small businesses, women's and general contractor groups, community
organizations, and other officials or organizations which may have information concerning
the availability of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged business, the effects of
discrimination on opportunities for DBEs, and what might constitute a "level playing field
for participation of DBEs in MDAD projects. A "level playing field" is defined, as the
amount of participation DBE firms would have in MDAD projects if there were no
discrimination against them.
MDAD is proposing a DBE goat for participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
for Strategic Airport Master Planning Services for the County's System of Airports of
fifteen (15.0%) percent, based on information currently available. The rationale for this
goal and supporting information may be requested from the MDAD Minority Affairs Office
by calling 305-876-7971, and will be available' for public inspection at MDAD Minority:
Affairs office, 4200 NW 36 Street, Building 5-A, 3rd Floor, Miami, Florida 33122, Monday
through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., for 30 days from the publication of this
notice. MDAD and the U.S. Department of Transportation will accept comments on the
DBE goal for 45 days from the date of this advertisement.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools




Additional application information and qualifications for this position may
be accessed at:

Deadline to apply: March 17, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Submit applications packet to: Ms. Brenda Miles. Executive Director.
Administrative/Professional and Technical Staffing, 1500 Biscayne
Boulevard, Suite 144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457. An Equal
Opportunity Employer.



Security Guard Services

Miami-Dade County, as represented by the General Services Administration Department, is soliciting
proposals to provide Security Guard Services in a manner that ensures the highest level of security at
each and every location where services are provided. The types of services required under this RFP
are: Armed Security, and Unarmed Security.

This is a Section 3 (of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968) covered
activity for Miami-Dade Housing Agency. Section 3 requires that job training and employment opportu-
nities be directed to low- and very-low income persons and contracting opportunities be directed to busi-
nesses that are owned by, or that substantially employ low- or very-low income persons. Section 3 busi-
nesses pre-qualified by MDHA are eligible to receive a maximum of five additional points. For further
information, fax MDHA Quality Assurance and Compliance at (305) 644-5394.

It is anticipated the County will issue an agreement for a three (3) year period plus two (2) two- (2) year
options to renew the term at the County's sole discretion.

The RFP solicitation package, which will be available starting March 01, 2006, can be obtained at no
cost on-line at The package can also be obtained through the County's
Vendor Assistance Unit (305) 375-5773, Department of Procurement Management, 111 NW 1st Street,
Suite 1300, Miami, FL 33128-1974 at a cost of $10.00 for each solicitation package and an additional
$5.00 fee for a request to receive the solicitation package through the United States Postal Service. For
your convenience, we now accept VISA and MasterCard.

A Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for March 7. 2006 at 2:00 p.m. (local time) at 111 NW 1st
Street, 18th Floor, Conference Room 18-1, Miami, FL. Attendance is recommended, but not mandato-
ry. The Contracting Officer for this RFP is Namita Uppal who can be reached at nuppal(Dmiami-
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for this event please call Maria Carballeira, DPM ADA Coordinator at (305) 375-1530 at least five days
in advance.

Deadline for submission of proposals is March 23. 2006, at 2:00 p.m. (local time), at Miami-Dade
County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202,
Miami, Florida 33128-1983. This RFP is subject to the County's Cone of Silence Ordinance 98-106.

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Public Notice
District Responsive Grants 2006 Round One Requests for Proposals
The Alliance for Human Services, in partnership with Miami-Dade County, announces the release of the Requests for Proposals (RFP) to
address the social service areas and goals of Miami-Dade County residents in each Commission District. Eligible organizations are not-
for-profit community-based organizations with an annual budget of under $300,000 or have a total budget of under $300,000 if their
financial statements are consolidated with any other entity(ies). Pursuant to funding availability, selected applicants will enter into a
formal contract with Miami-Dade County for a one-year period beginning July 1, 2006. It is strongly recommended that applicants attend
the Pre-Proposal Bidders' Conference(s) nearest to their district:
West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hamrocks Boulevard, Miami, (305) 385-7135
March 10, 2006, 10:00am-1:00pm
Blanche Morton Neighborhood Service Center, 300 East 1'" Avenue, Hialeah, (305) 884-4801
March 13, 2006, 1:00pmn-4:00pm
West Dade Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami, (305) 553-1134
March 14, 2006, 10:00am-1:00pm
South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211"' Street, Miami, (305) 233-8140
March 15, 2006, 10:00am-1:00pm
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, Room 18-2, Miami, (305) 375-2845
March 16, 2006, 1:00pm-4:00pm
North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183"' Street, Miami, (305) 625-6424
March 20, 2006. 1:00pr-4:00pm
Please contact the Alliance at (305) 646-7138 if you require any special accommodations in order to participate
Applications will be available beginning at 10AM on March 7, 2006 at the following locations:
Joseph Caleb Center Florida City/Homestead Neighborhood Service Center
5400 NW 22"n Avenue, Room 702, Miami 1600 NW 6"' Court, Florida City
(305) 636-2200 ........(305) 247-2068
Opa-Locka Neighborhood Service Center Frankie Shannon-Rolle Neighborhood Service Center
16405 NW 25"' Avenue. Opa-Locka 3750 South Dixie Highway, Coconut Grove
(305) 623-6500 (305) 446-3311
Team Metro West Team Metro Kendall
3880 SW 137"' Avenue, Miami 11609 North Kendall Drive. Miami
305) 480-1700_ (305) 437-5487
Team Metro Northeast (Skylake Mall) Community Action Agency
1658 NE Miami Gardens Drive, Miami 833 6"' Street, 1"' Floor, Miami Beach
(305) 947-9858 (305) 672-1705
Alliance for Human Services
3250 SW Third Avenue, 6' Floor, Miami
(305) 646 7138
Applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Miami-Dade Office of the Clerk at the Stephen
P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW First Street, Room 17-202. This bid solicitation is subject to the "Cone of Silence" in
accordance with County Ordinance No. 98 106.
The Review Team training are as follows:
April 6, 2006 9:30am-noon (Districts 1-6) and 2:00pm-4:30pm (Districts 7-13) Alliance for Human Services
3250 SW Third Avenue, 6"' Floor, Miami
The Review Team meetin s are as follows:
April 18 10am-noon District 1 April 19 10am-noon District 5 April 20 lOam-noon District 9
District 2 District 6 District 10
April 18 2prm-4pm District 3 April 19 2pm-4pm District 7 April20 2pmrn-4pri Disrict 11
District 4 District 8 District 12
All to be held at the Alliance for Human Services,, 3250 SW hirdl Avenue, 6"' Floor April ?1 10am-noon District 13

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If you are looking to grow your business or hire more employees, The Beacon Council can
help. The Beacon Council helps businesses with: access to financial and incentive programs
* access to labor Iraining market research business costs information site selection
assistance and permitting facilitation. For information on locating and expanding your
company in our urban communities, contact us at 305-579-1342 or go to beaconcouncil.comn

Budget and Human
Resources Assistant
The University of Miami is currently
seeking applications for the
position of Budget and Human
Resources Assistant in the Office
of the Registrar/Technical
Operations. The Office of the
Registrar and Technical Operations
operates within the Division of
Enrollment Management and
operates within an enrollment
management environment. The
Assistant is responsible for budget
review and reconcilition, all
Human Resources functions.
purciihsiln andl office fhaciiiisi
management. Applicants should
demonstrate at least 5 years
experience. A high school diploma
is required and preference will be
given to those applicants with
accounting experience. Applicants
should have strong communication
skills and be able to demonstrate
experience with Microsoft Word and
Excel, entail, and other Microsoft,
PC-based software applications and
intemet based programs. Additional
information may be requested by
hiring department.
Interested candidates,
please apply online at
and submit your resume. 0i)/.AE
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NW 183rd and 199th Street Stations
Your ideas are needed to improve the livability of your community.
As a part of a week long design process, you are invited to
attend five community events for two neighborhood areas.

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Routes 27, 27 Max and 83 will Thei North Corridor Proiect of tei Orange Line represecls significant expansion of the
take you to tle Comnmunity Design Miami-Dade County transit system as promised by the People's Transportation Plan.
.Workshop. Please call Miami-Dade Miani-Oade Transit (MOT) is sponsoring Community Design Workshops for properties up to
Transit at 305-770-3131 of t511 onaehall mile around Ihe proposed MetroRail stations at NW 183rd and NW 199th Streets.
i TO R S VP I The workshop is an opportunity to be "community designer for a day review altemative
.For tihe workshop call 1-877-800. lnd use and area plans developed by prolessionols. and tel us about needed pedestrian
'7779 or e-mail sdiaz( ji amenities and other Improvements.

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Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times
call 305-694-6225

Miami-Dade County Public Schools




Additional application information and qualifications for this position may
be accessed at:

Deadline to apply: March 21, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Submit applications packet to: Ms. Brenda Miles, Executive Director,
Administrative/Professional and Technical Staffing, 1500 Biscayne
Boulevard, Suite 144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457. An Equal
Opportunity Employer.


Sealed proposals 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 following:

JULY 4,TH 2006


(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 3/20/06)

Detailed specifications for this RFLI 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
ment Telephone No. 305-416-1906.

NANCE NO. 12271.

Joe Arriola ,
City Manager
AD NO. 13960


MDCPS Prototype Elementary

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2710
Miami, FL 33130
Enoc Pallango
T: 305-374-1107
F: 305-374-1138
Shane Tedder, John Bruer 561-832-1616

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., Construction Manager, will receive
sealed bids at the above address for Phase III "100% CDs"(Site
Remediation): for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools Project No. A-
01125, on or before 2:00 pm on Thursday, March 16th, 2006.

This work consists of removal of contaminated soil and import, grade &
compaction of clean suitable fill. Drawings and specifications are available
through Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. (please call or fax request for

There will be a pre-bid meeting at the above listed address on Friday the
10th at 1:00PM.

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. is committed to affirmatively ensuring a
substantial increase in the awarding of construction subcontracts to con-
tractors and vendors who meet the criteria of the Miami-Dade County Public
Schools Minority/Women Business Enterprises. The M/WBE participation
goal is 18% African American and 6% Woman Owned Businesses for this


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: 3/20/06)

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 t
City Manager
AD NO. 14337


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Office Space
Share office for professio-
ial use. Three locations:
17325 NW 27th Avenue,
Suite 209

16201 SW 95th Avenue
Suite 101

1251 NW 36th Street
Suite 3

Contact Marilyn at
305-505-3018, for details
Unfurnished RoomS
8233 NW 6 Ave
Unfurnished (fit king size
bed) for rent. $550 per
month. With kitchen, living
room and bathroom.
Call 305-756-1305.

Furnished Rooms
1337 NW 68th Terrace
Excellent room for rent $95
weekly. Call 305-756-5774
158 N.W. 18 PLACE
Furnished room, kitchen
privileges. Call 305-548-5488
or 305-962-8157
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air. $240
to move in. Call 786-286-
7455 or 786-285-5516
19401 NW 23 Court
Private entrance $550
monthly. Utiilities included.
210 NW 43rd Street
Two rooms for rent. Must
have income, utilities includ-
ed, $450 per month or $113
weekly, $200 security depos-
it, full use of house. Call 305-
836-5739 or 305-335-6454.
2731 NW 204th Terrace
$180 to move in, $90 weekly,
with air. Call 305-310-5272.
335 N.W. 203rd Terrace
Waterfront Gated Communi-
ty, furnished, color TV, air,
utilities and more.
Call 305-510-9966
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Comfortable room.
$100 weekly 305-694-9405
SBy Downtown/Overtown
Rooms, $350 monthly and
$700 move in, 786-266-
Carol City Area
Use of house, cable TV.,
mini refrigerator, with air.
Call 954-534-5302
OUTREACH -Beds available.
3 meals FREE if qualify.
Furnished room with T.V., ca-
tle, central air. Utilities in-
Cluded. Quiet neighborhood.
Small room, private bath and
entrance, air, and cable.
$100 weekly.
Call 305-688-4280.
Finally were back! Clean, de-
pent rooms, $300 to $600;
one efficiency.
Call Rock 786-357-8617

i EfficienieS

1209 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Completely renovated. $420
monthly. $840 move in.
Tenate pays utilities.
Call 305-321-4350
1756 N.W. 85th Street
Utilities included, $115 week-
ly. $725 moves you in.


1130 N.W. 2nd Avenue
Apartments for Rent, Fully
Call 305-375-0673

1298 N.W. 60th Street
One and two bedrooms
available. $550 and up.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-282-8775.
1550 N W. 1 Court
Efficiency, one bath, $370.
Two bedrooms one bath,
$575, stove, refrigerator,
air, free water

1710 NW 1 Court
One bedroom one bath. Fully
remodeled. Call 305-305-
5601 or 786-488-6119
1948 NW 2nd Court
One bedroom, one bath with
appliances. $420 monthly!
Call 305-607-7182
3301 N.W. 51st Street
One bedroom, one bath with
utilities included and air.
$780 moves you in.
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,
$510-520 per month, one
bedrooms, $410 per month,
security bars and iron gate
doors. Free water and gas.
Apply at: 2651 NW 50th
Street or Call 305-638-3699
2751 NW 46th Street
One bedroom, one bath with
remote gate. $550 monthly.
First, last and security.
Call 954-430-0849
621 N.W. 64th Street
Two bedroom, $750 monthly.
Renovated. Section 8 wel-
come. Call 786-326-7424
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

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

Two bedrooms, one bath,
kitchen and large FL room,
$760 monthly, 305-935-2481.

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,
$450.00, stove, refrigera-
tor, 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

Large, two and three bed-
rooms available. All applian-
ces with central air. Section 8
Welcome! Call 305-688-2749

1446 N.W. 39 Street
One bedroom, one bath. air
conditioned, $750 monthly.
$1500 move in. NDI Realtors

2741 N.W. 47th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, everything new.
$1,195. NDI Realtors 305-

3418 N.W. 11th Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1561 monthly, Section 8
welcome. Call 954-624-5906

3630 N.W. 194 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one and a
half bath, central air, laundry
room. Call 305-382-7560

3842 N.W. 165th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$800 monthly. Section 8 O.K.
Call: 305-826-3677

4621 NW 15th Ave. Unit 2
One bedroom, one bath.
By application only.
Call 305-638-5946
8118 NW 12 Court
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1400 monthly.
Call 305-218-1227
Newly remodeled two bed-
roms, two baths, Section 8
welcome 954-605-1359 or
1 bedroom, appliances, utilit-
ies included. $650 a month.
$600 deposit. 786-319-2695.

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-

1525 NE 158th Street
Two bedrooms, two baths.
One car garage, central air.
All apple, Section 8 Welcome!
207 N.W. 34 Avenue
Nice huge 4 bedrooms, 3
bath. Den, $1500 monthly.
Section 8 and HOPWA pro-
gram welcome.

185 N.W. 47th Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
completely remodeled.
Central air. $1200 monthly.
Section 8 and HOPWA
program welcome.
Call 305-624-0451
2101 N.W. 83 Terrace
Three bedrooms, 1 bath, ad-
ditional room, maybe used
as fourth bedroom.Large
corner fenced yard. $12,000
per month. Please call for
2269 N.W. 49th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1300 monthly. Central air,
tile floors. Call 786-512-
353 NE 76th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$900 monthly! One bedrom,
one bath also.
441 N.W. 80 Street
4 bedrooms, 1 bath. $1500
monthly.$3000 move in.
Section 8 O.K
Call 786-282-6322
5500 N.W. 4th Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths
with large yard. Section 8
Call John at 305-986-6609
after 3 p.m.
860 N.W. 70 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
big yard.Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-326-2789
9410 N.W, 32 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air,family room.
$1,400, $4,200 move in
No Section 8.
Terry DellersonBroker
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1300 monthly.
Call 305-981-8441 or
Three bedrooms, two baths,
with den, central air, very
large yard. $1600 monthly.
Section 8 welcome
Call 954-205-4487
1590 N.W. 55th Street
Section 8 welcome. $1250
monthly. Four bedrooms, one
bath, call today!
Buy a four bedrooms, two
baths, Foreclosure. $50,000!
For listings 800-749-8168
Three bedrooms, one bath,
all tiled, air, backyard, 49 NW
70 St. Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-778-2092
Four bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 accepted Hialeah
and Miami Beach. 305-754-
4140 or 305-331-9129.
10741 S.W. 150th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
florida room/ car port, $1000
monthly. NO Section 81
Call 305-267-9449.
Behind in your rent 24 hour
notice? Behind in your
mortgage? Call Kathy:
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New construction 4 bed-
rooms, 2 bath. 2 car garage.
Call 786-357-8303

$ Behind on payments ?$
Foreclosure refinance
: Private/Personal Loans
: Free Bank Payment Plan
: Free postponment of pay-
: Free credit counseling
: Bankruptcy and bad credit
no problem.
Save your home now!
No income, no credit check.
Get cash back. Stop evic-
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Mrs.Harris 305-305-7335
Want to make money
Chris 305-219-0260

I Duplex I
2000 N.W. 94th Street
Huge 2 bedrooms, 1 bath,

gated, security bars.
6226 N.W. 19th Court
Nice 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Se-
curity bars.
For futher information
Call 305-2t9-0230

1446 N.W. 39 Street
One bedroom, one
paint, new roof. $189,900.
NDI Realtors 305-655-1700.
5633 NW 6th Avenue
Huge, seven bedrooms,
three and half bath.
Financing available. Owner
pays closing costs. $297K,


1233 N.W. 51st Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ex-
cellent condition, new drive-
way, fully renovated, $155K
Call Rickey 786-718-0162

1361 N.W. 68th Terrace
Three bedrooms, one bath,
single family, no money
down! $20,000 below the
market, call today!
15411 Railroad Drive
Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air, and more. Try
$189K. (NW 154 St. and 18
Avenue). NDI Realtors 305-
204th St. AND 23rd Ct.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Florida room, $190K.
300 N.W. 47th Street
New custom built, eight bed-
rooms, four baths, large out-
door patio with kitchen. Only
$550,000, 305-635-9865 or
786-489-3199. Thomas Cow-
ard, realtor.
3279 N.W. 51st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
central air, new exterior paint
(you pick color), super large
yard. Try $2900 down and
$799 monthly (new adjusta-
ble rate). (DO NOT KNOCK
ON DOOR). NDI Realtors
8110 N.W. 14 Court
Four bedrooms, 2 baths,
home will be completely re-
modeled. New appliances,
newly painted. $199,000
Owner will contribute to clos-
ing cost. Call for information.

1800 Service Road
Four bedrooms, 2 baths, with
large fenced corner lot.
Home will be completely
remodeled, new paint and
new appliances. $194,900.
Ower will contribute to
closing cost. Call for

Five bedrooms, Must Sell!
Only $33,500
800-749-8168 xD040
Below market values.
Hundreds to choose.
Low down payments.
Easy to qualify. Call now!
Larry Albert 305-255-9040
Five bedrooms, Only
$33,500. For listings

Whether you are thinking of
Buying, Selling or Refinanc-
ing. Any Property! i Any
tion! Any where in Floridal
Mortgage Mecca Company
6214 N.W. 18th Avenue
Office: 786-318-1705

$99 We repair also. 215 NW
22 Avenue 305-644-0333.

Chevy's from $500
$500 Police Impounds
For listings 800-749-8167
$750/OBO Runs Great!
MUST SELL! For listings
HONDA'S from $5001
Police Impounds. For listings

Counselor needed
for the J.E.S.C.A. Uplift
Program. Must have
bachelor's degree for more
information please call

305-637-1000 ext 425 or
apply at 2389 N.W.54th

HANDYMAN needed.
Own vehicle and trade
required. Call Mr. Stewart
954-445-0704 between 6-9

Kimley-Horn and Associa-
tates, Inc., has a challeng-
ing career opportunity for a
civil engineer with a solid
background in land devel-
opment and strong munici-
pal and institutional rela-
tionships in the Miami
Florida area. Requires
eight plus years of
experience working with
and leading teams with
public and private sector
projects, business
development experience
and entrepreneurial spirit
desirable. Requires FL PE
registration. Benefits
included ownership poten-
tial. For immediate consid-
eration, apply on line at "Ca-
reers", using reference
Daycare Teacher
If interested please fax re-
sume to : 305-944-0590.
Love Thy Kids Academy
A reliable childcare worker
needed. With a CDA. Day
and night shifts available.
Call 305-624-7711
Needed: Full-time custodi-
an at St. John Missionary
Baptist Church, 1328 NW
3rd Avenue. Previous ex-
perience is preferable. For
additional information call
the church at 305-372-
3877 Monday through Fri-
day between the hours of
9 a.m. 5 p.m.

New Mt. Moriah MBC look-
ing for music ministry/or-
ganist salary, negotiable
based on experience. Call
Deacon Gipson,

Must have car, dependa-
ble, honest, smart,
computer knowledge,
bilingual a plus, but not
required, run errands,
organize and carry out
tasks, keep records, make
phone calls, etc. Apply at
159 NW 83rd Street,
Monday 12-6 p.m. Bring
resume Call 305-759-1977

Infants and PreSchool
40 Hrs., required, CDA per-
ferred. N.E.Miami PreSchool.
Call 305-948-9235
Needed for Allapattah area.
Must reside on property. Ex-
perience in plumbing, electri-
cal and carpentry a must.

Responsible, dependable.
Maintenance person needed
for quiet apartment complex.
Must have own tools and
Call 305-828-2412
Small Church seeking Chrisi-
tan Keyboard Player.
Please call 786-344-7626.

Route Drivers

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

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

Like the wealthy!
Be on this call at 8 p.m.,
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Fridays 1-646-519-5860 pin
no. 2272#. Call Charles for
information, 786-356-5011.

First-Aide/ CPR Nursing
Assistant, Assistance Liv-
ing Facility Training, flexi-
ble classes.

Reading, English, Math Skills
and FCAT. Elliot Weinstock,
Educational Specialist.
Call 305-653-1969

With air and kitchen. Seats
75. Call 305-687-1218
Kindergarten available
,zoned for 30 children.
Call 305-6871218

Senior LIFT Center, Inc. is relocating to the Kendall Breeze
Shopping Center at SW 124th Street and SW 127th Ave-
nue, Miami,FL 33186. Associated with this relocation, archi-
tectural planners will be needed. Interested licensed archi-
tects bidders can contact the Senior LIFT Center at 305-
598-3000 no later than March 10, 2006 to arrange a meet-
ing with their coordinate team to prepare the details for the
new site and return responses to Rudy Vogl at 305-234-


Experienced Telemarketers for news-
paper sales. Great opportunity to make
money. Aggressive, self starter, to
make cold calls. $8 hourly plus com-
mission. Weekly quota required. Short
spelling and math quizzes. Three shifts
available on Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Monday.
Call Ms. Franklin at 305-694-6227.

DiVosta Homes presents

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Brand new DiVosta Homes in prime Jupiter location.

Call 561.625.6969
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for the very low income elderly, 62
years and over, or handicapped, on a
"first come, first serve" basis, to be
placed on the waiting list. Applicants
must appear in person, between the
hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, at
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By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

"I just wanted to see how it
would be." "All my friends are
doing it, so why can't I?" "I did-
n't mean for it to happen, I just
got caught up in the moment."
Everyday teens give multiple
reasons why they decide to
interact in sexual intercourse.
Even though the majority of
them are under the age of 17.
Sexually active teenagers are
at an immediate risk of becom-
ing pregnant and/or acquiring
a sexually transmitted disease
(STD). Young sexually active
teens are much less likely than
older teens to use contracep-
tion consistently. However, the
vast majority of pregnancies of

all teens are unintended. It
seems that more teens are
becoming sexually active too
soon and don't know the con-
Studies prove that teens who
aren't aware of the risks are
more willing to have sexual
intercourse. Below is a list of
facts teens probably didn't
know about before having sex.
In a single act of unprotect-
ed sex with an infected part-
ner, a teenage woman has a
1% risk of acquiring HIV, a
30% risk of getting genital her-
pes and a 50% chance of con-
tracting gonorrhea.
Chlamydia is more com-
mon among teens than among
older men and women. In
some settings, 10-29% of sex-

ually active teenage women
and 10% of sexually active
teenage men tested for STDs
have been found to have
Teenage women have a
higher hospitalization rate
than older women for acute

Chlamydia is more common
among teens than among
older men and women. In
some settings, 10-29% of
sexually active teenage
women and 10% of sexually
active teenage men tested
for STDs have been found
to have chlamydia.

pelvic inflammatory disease
(PID), which is most often
caused by untreated gonor-
rhea or chlamydia. PID can
lead to infertility and ectopic
(abnormal) pregnancy.
Teen pregnancy rates due
to sexually active teens are

much higher in the United
States than in many other
developed countries twice as
high as in England and Wales
or Canada and nine times as
high as in the Netherlands or
It is a known fact parents
play a vital role in helping
teens develop their own val-
ues, aspirations and expecta-
tions when deciding the appro-
priate time in life for initiating
sexual intercourse. They can
also provide teens with impor-
tant information about contra-
ception and encourage them to
use it correctly and consistent-
Unfortunately many parents
are either too embarrassed to
bring up the subject of sex or

wind up giving the 'birds and
the bees' speech too late.
Teens have become so accus-
tomed to not talking to their
parents about the situations:
happening in their lives. So
how do you get the child to lis-
ten? By not walking away, not
taking no for an answer and
giving advice or support when
it's needed.
Parents don't be embar-
rassed talking to your child
about sex. It could save their
lives. Teens stop being afraid
of opening up to your parents.
They can help. If there's ever a
time for parents and teens to
communicate, it's now. Do it
before all your dreams go
downhill due to a stupid mis-
take like having sex too early.

Abortion: Are you for it or against it?

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Everyday hundreds of teen
girls find themselves in an unfor-
tunate predicament. It is one
which they did not plan for or
expect to happen so soon in life.
They will in return label them-
selves as part of an ongoing
trend: teenage motherhood.
Sadly, most will find themselves
making a life-changing decision:
"Do I keep the baby or not?"
When we were little we heard
the tale of Adam and Eve. We
knew that men and women were
destined to meet and mate.
Somehow the line between men
and women mating has become
blurry with eager boys and girls.
Young teenage girls have become
sexually active too early in life.
By giving away their most pre-
cious gift they will most likely
suffer the consequence of
becoming pregnant, which will
change the whole course of their
of lives.
Today teens are more open
with the issue of having abor-
tions. Some may agree that it's a
wise option if the person isn't
ready, unfit or unable to provide

for the child. Yet others disagree,
believing that with all the help
out there for teenage moms it

7 Webster's Online Dictionary,
S abortion is the termination of a
pregnancy and expulsion of an'
embryo or of a fetus that is inca-
pable of survival. On one hand
many will argue that since the
fetus is a potential human being
and not a fully developed one,
technically it isn't killing.
However others agree with
Susan B. Anthony when she said
"Guilty? Yes. No matter what the
motive, love of ease, or a desire to
save from suffering the unborn
innocent, the woman is awfully
guilty who commits the deed. It
will burden her conscience in life,
it will burden her soul in death;
But oh, thrice guilty is he who
drove her to the desperation
which impelled her to the crime!"
The number of abortions per
year is approximately 46 million.
The number of abortions per day
is approximately 126,000. This
Epidemic is spreading for various
S reasons:
Now is the time that teenage
girls should understand their
bodies are like a treasure chest
full of gold. It should not be
would make raising the child taken care of lightly and once
easier, stolen it may never be restored
According to Merriam again.

Inside, you see, inside of her, she's dying. Samuel and enough to climb all up in you unprotected
You, see, if I just look into her eyes, I will se tie Bruce You see, now it's just deep and I can't hold back
same demon that lurks inside of 3 million other Were not that 'smooth' to be lying down with. my tears because you're...
women. But my rhymes went unnoticed, you see, my
That same tribulation that sees through flesh, sister was too unfocused, so the tears inside my 3 months pregnant with H.I.V
spirit and digs down deep into creation, blue ink pen decided to write this:

Dig down deep beyond the ventricles of your
heart vibration and the circumference of your
brain stimulation...
It just digs deep...

You see, she's so pretty...
Hazel eyes, brown skin, golden-highlighted hair...
Long... into her lungs, she breaths because 15
thousand inhalations from now she will probably
need a respirator, but the consequences she
always managed to put off until much later...
When she's 21
Graduating with a B.A in
Theater and Film

Her eyes will grow weary and her flesh will grow
dim, only because the demon is within,

Only because she is the receiver of more than 15
men... Hot and Sexy

And that's what gets me cause...

I've cried to love her and
I've tried to warn her and
I've lied to show that

It all started on the day, my beautiful sister had
unprotected sex with HAZEL-EYED CHRIS.

You see, she and 50 million other girls constantly
believed this, that treasure of virginity and
abstinence are things that are not missed...
So what do you say for a realization?
More like protesting, but, yousee, to her I just
was hating... until that day...
Until that day the words were thrown at her
Indian skin like knives out of a horror movie.

Perhaps the same knife that stabbed Julius
Caesar from Brutus, or perhaps the same knife
that stabbed Jesus Christ from Judas...
She's dying...
I don't know how a virus could be so deep that it
felt so alive... and I'm crying cause
I've cried to love her and
I've tried to warn her and
I've lied to show her that
Samuel and
Were not at all that "smooth" to be lying down
with. You see, my sister, no man is "worthy"

and sister that just kills me.
It kills me cause
You're so beautiful, but it's deep and
You're nice, but it's deep and
You're so smart and intelligent, but it's deep
We are so determined, but it's still so very deep
inside... and I cry because yesterday they were
lowering 5,000 of my sisters...

Beautiful and unique... all in it so DEEP!

Deep into the beliefs
Deep into the myths
Deep into the lies
Deep into the games
Deep into the birth
And now my beautiful sisters are...

...6 feet DEEP inside of the earth.

And the tears in my eyes are hot, and hurt, as
they blaze...
...cause yesterday... OH YESTERDAY
5,000 of my beautiful sisters died above their
graves because of AIDS.

I'm sorry, my sister...
...but it didn't have to end this way!

Stars of Tomorrow

Everyday we read in newspapers and magazines or hear on
television and radio stories about Beyonce's relationship with
Jay-Z; Bow Wow's secret relationship 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 scream-
ing 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 famous?
What about the shining stars we have sitting right next to
us on the bus, standing 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 soci-
If you are an amazing teen and you want the'world t6 lriowi
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:

Teen See:
900 N.W. 54
Miami, Floric

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 situation sailing towards you.
So e-mail me at with any
unanswered questions, pressing con-
cerns and important information you
wish to share with me.

I've been dating this guy for a month

when we decided to have
later he told me he found c
STD and he might have pa
me. Now I'm afraid to tell
What should I do?

ne Editor
Ith Street
da 33127

sex. A week
out he has an
missed it on to
I my parents.


First off you should know you're not
the only one who makes a mistake. By
giving up your jewels, you now see the
consequences of unprotected sex. By
having sex you are now faced with a
serious dilemna. But you should not
deal with this alone. By telling your
parents you will only help yourself in
the long run. Even though it seems like
it's not the wisest choice. They will be
able to offer support, advice and love
(after they're through yelling at you).
Hopefully the next time you're about
to have sex you will be more careful.


is an actress who had a small part in the movie 'BarberShop 2: Back in Business'
as Queen Latifah's niece, which helped launch her career and won her a series of guest-starring roles
on shows like 'Cold Case', 'ER', and 'Strong Medicine.' At the age of eleven she was nominated for an
Emmy for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries for her star-
ring role in the TNT movie 'The Woolcap.' She recently finished filming the #1 movie in America
'Macea's Family Reunion.' She is currently working on 'Akeelah and the Bee' with Laurence Fishborne
and Angela Bassett.

Last week's famous historical teen answer: James Chaney

W/act do ou e tin ?

Do you ever wonder if your voice is being heard or are tired of being looked over
because you're still a child? Do you ever feel that adults don't have all the answers. Well
it's time to let your opinion be known. Just email me what you think about this subject at

What s yo r opnionon Lonel Tat beig. rleasd an



Have you ever wished to have your writing published or get
your very own byline. Well here is your chance to have your
very own news articles published in The Miami Times. Please
email me your writings at jazz4advice( or address
them to me at:
Jasmine Williams
Teen Scene Editor
900 N.W. 54th Street
Miami, Florida 33127

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Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designat-
ed date. Said bids will be publicly opened and read in the Board auditorium, Miami-Dade County School
Board Administration Building. Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the
date designated. Bid forms on which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the
Room 351, address above, telephone (305) 995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the
Friday preceding.the scheduled Board meeting award. The results of bids awarded at the official School
Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday
following the meetings. The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

"The School Board of Miami-Dade County Public Schools enacts a Cone of Silence from
issuance of a solicitation to written recommendation of award. All provisions of School Board
Rule 6Gx13-8C-1.212 apply."

"Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in Board Rule
6Gx13-3C-1.11, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings."

Bid Number Opening Title Pre-Bid Conference
Download Date Addendums

069-FF10 3/30/2006 RFP 069-FF10 INTERIM ASSESSMENT

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew


Miami-Dade County is soliciting responses from private sector Community Development Corporations
(CDCs), Miami-Dade County Departments and Municipalities to assist in determining their interest in
applying for funds from the County's Economic Development Fund. (EDF) The Economic Development
Fund is a component of the fifteen years Building Better Communities Bond Program (GOB) and is
available for the purpose of providing infrastructure improvements to spur economic development and
attract new businesses to the community. The EDF includes $75 million that is available countywide
and $15 million that is specifically focused on the county's designated Targeted Urban Areas (TUAs).
This solicitation is intended to provide the County with a list of CDCs that have community
development projects and that are interested in accessing the EDF. However, the County in its sole
discretion may recommend funding one or more projects at anytime. Funding allocations for eligible
projects will be reviewed and recommended to the County Manager by an EDF Project Review
Committee.Those recommendations will be reviewed by the Citizens Advisory Committee, GOB Sub-
committee and a final determination will be made by the Board of County Commissioners.
Eligible uses of the EDF include but are not limited to: infrastructure funding for road construction,
water and sewer lines, fencing, sidewalks, entryways, lighting, and handicap accessibility; acquisition of
land or buildings; and new construction of buildings; renovation of buildings. Ineligible uses of the EDF
include but are not limited to: working capital; furniture and fixtures; office equipment; and other non-
capital related expenses.
Interested parties can obtain the Letter of Interest information from the website or by calling 305-375-1900. Respondents to the solicitation are asked to
provide the information being requested to the attention of:

Roger Hernstadt, Director, Office of Capital Improvements, Suite 2130
Stephen P. Clark Center, III N.W. I Street, Miami, FL 33128
Deadline for submission of responses is 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2006.

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PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT a meeting with Commissioner Spence-
Jones and Commissioner Johnny Winton and the 3rd Avenue Ad Hoc
Committee will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2006, beginning at 9:00
a.m., at the Lyric Theater, 819 NW 2 Avenue, Miami, Fl 33136. The purpose
of said meeting is to discuss the Overtown 3rd Avenue Streetscape Project.
This project is designed to improve the appearance of 3rd Avenue from NW
9th Street to NW 14th Street along this section of the Overtown Business
Corridor, the portion located within the Southeast Overtown Park West
(SEOPW) CRA. The project will be funded by the SEOPW CRA and will
be managed by the City's Capital Improvement Projects Department.
Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15703) City Clerk


Notice to Qualified Contractors
Miami-Dade County is soliciting interested contractors to agree to participate and perform in two (2) Miscellaneous
Construction Contract (MCC) Bid No. CICC 7040-0107 & CICC 7360-0108 for various Departments throughout Miami-Dade
PRE-QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS are open to public inspection and may be obtained from the Office of Capital Improvement,
located at 111 NW 1 Street, 21st Floor, Miami, Fl..33128..
1) Miami Dade County, Public Works Department Contracts & Specification Division 111 NW 1 Street, Suite 1510 Miami,
PWRK Contact PersonlTelephone No.: Alicia Arce @ 3051375-2930
Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor- EST. COST: $848,000 -
Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $967,000 -
Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $844,000 -
Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $880,000 -
Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $967,000 -
Requirements: Miami Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $270,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnishing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment,
tools and performing all operations necessary for the re-surfacing of the full roadway using Type S Asphaltic Concrete, the widening
and re-surfacing of intersecting streets, re-surfabing of aspaltic pathways adjacent or not to edge of pavement. RPQ Bid Due Date:
April 5, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 3/2212006 @ 9:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami,
RPQ No.: 20060068 SIDEWALK CONTRACT DISTRICT 11 LOCATION: Various Locations License Requirements: Miami
Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving, Concrete Contractor- EST. COST: $848,000 -
RPQ No.: 20060067 SIDEWALK CONTRACT DISTRICT 12 LOCATION: Various Locations License Requirements: Miami
Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving, Concrete Contractor- EST. COST: $975,000 -
RPQ No.: 20060063 SIDEWALK CONTRACT DISTRICT 1 LOCATION: Various Locations License Requirements: Miami
Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving, Concrete Contractor- EST. COST: $735,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnishing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment,
tools and performing all operations necessary for the construction and installation of concrete sidewalk, clearing and grubbing, fill,
sodding, removal of existing curb and gutter. RPQ Bid Due Date: April 5, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting:
3/22/2006 @ 9:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
PWRK Contact Person/Telephone No.: Luis Perez A 3051375-2930
RPQ No.: 20060062 TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLATION LOCATION: NW 127th Avenue & NW 7th Terrace License
Requirements: Electric Contractor- EST. COST: $173,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: furnishing all supervision, labor, materials, equipment,
tools and performing all operations necessary for the complete traffic signal installation. RPQ Bid Due Date: March 29, 2006 at 2:00
P.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 3/9/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510, Miami, Fl)
RPQ No.: 20050349 COUNTRY WALK SW 147 Terrace from SW 145 Place to SW 144 Avenue -License Requirements: Miami
Dade County Building Contractor, General Engineering, Paving Contractor EST. COST: $261,825 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Work shall include, but is not limited to, the following: performing all operation necessary for roadway
improvements extension of SW 143rd Terrrace, a two-lane urban roadway, from SW 145 Place to SW 144 Avenue. RPQ Bid Due
Date: April 5, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 3115/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: 111 NW 1st Street, Suite 1510,
Miami, Fl)
(2) Miami Dade County, Housing Agency, Planning & Development. 1401 NW 7th Street, Miami, FI
SECTION 3 REQUIREMENTS: This is a Section 3 covered activity. Section 3 requires that job training and employment
opportunities be directed to low- and very-low income persons and contracting opportunities be directed to businesses that
are owned by, or that substantially employ, low- or very-low income persons. FAILURE TO PROVIDE SECTION 3
MDHA Contact Person/Telephone No.: Joe Chang @ 305/644-5241
RPQ No.: 05063 E PARKSIDE 1 & 2 LOCATION: 33 NW 4TH AVENUE License Requirements: General Building Contractor-
EST. COST: $500,000 -
SCOPE OF WORK: Comprehensive Modernization of twenty six (26) vacant apartments out of 56 units at Parkside 1 & 2, to include
two (2) apartment with UFAS implementation. Park 2 Apartments to have asbestos abatement RPQ Bid Due Date: April 18, 2006
at 10:00 A.M. (Non-Mandatory Pre-bid Meeting: 3/22/2006 @ 10:00 a.m. Location: 33 NW 4 Ave.) Pick up documents at MDHA:
1401 NW 7 St. Bldg. C as of 312012006.
Cone of Silence
Miami-Dade County's "Cone of Silence" Ordinance 98-106 (Section 2-11.1(t) of the Code) approved by the Board of County
Commissioners as of July 21, 1998, and amended January 29, 2002, is adopted herein. This ordinance specifically prohibits
communication in regard to these bid solicitation with County Staff except by written means with copy filed with Clerk of the Board.
Certain exceptions are made such as oral communication during pre-bid conferences and communications with those persons defined
in the ordinance regarding matters of process or procedure already contained in the solicitation document. The "Cone of Silence" takes
effect upon advertisement for bids and terminates when recommendation for Award is made by the County Department.

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Additional application information and qualifications for this position may
be accessed at:

Deadline to apply: March 28, 2006
Incomplete Applications will not be processed.

Submit applications packet to: Ms. Brenda Miles. Executive Director.
Administrative/Professional and Technical Staffing, 1500 Biscayne
Boulevard, Suite 144, Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 995-7457. An Equal
Opportunity Employer.

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