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Covenant with Black America Tour comes to Miami

By Renee M. Harris

The national dialogue on the state
of Black America is gaining steam.
The Covenant with Black America
- both a book and a movement -
has been embraced by readers
across the country.
The book is selling faster than it
can be printed a feat that, accord-
ing to Tavis Smiley, will land it a
coveted number six spot on the
New York Times bestseller list next
week. The book is a top seller on and Barnes and
Noble.cor factors that made its
placement on the New York Times
list a sure bet. Because the NYT
rankings are compiled a week in
advance of being published, Smiley
has already received word that the
book will rise to number four the
week after its premier.
Smiley's goal is to have the book
reach number one. Once there,
Smiley theorizes that the highly visi-
ble ranking will compel two things to






happen. Number one, "they got to
write about how did the book get to
be number one," he said. Number

two, he added, "they then have to
write about what's in the book."
Smiley said the book's success will

force America to have a conversation
about issues important to Blacks.
The CWBA was conceived during

Smiley's 2005 State of Black
America symposium and launched
during the 2006 forum held in
Houston last month. The book pro-
motes a cohesive national agenda
for Blacks conveyed through essays
authored by a variety of Blacks in
leadership positions. All of the
book's proceeds go to Third World
Press, one of the country's oldest
Black-owned book publishers.
Smiley is not surprised that
Blacks have so strongly embraced
the book. "I could feel this sense of
unrest," he said. If the election
debacles from 2000 and 2004 fueled
the unrest, Hurricane Katrina set it
afire. "In this post Katrina world,
Black America knows more than
ever that we need our own agenda.
The Calvary ain't coming to save
us," he said.
A national tour of town, hall meet-
ings to discuss the CWBA initiative
was to have ended in San Francisco
on March 4; however, the brisk sales
of the book prompted the tour's
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issue Declaration

South Florida business community

By Renee M. Harris

Who is training the next level
of Black male leadership in the
various county and city gov-
ernments in metropolitan
Miami? Miami-Dade Chamber
of Commerce President and
CEO Bill Diggs posed this
question in his Feb. 26
Business Matters column in
The Herald's 'Black' Neighbors.
The question undoubtedly
struck a nerve with several
young Black men in Miami.
who responded by creating the
Declaration to the South
Florida Business and Political
Community and Educational
Institutions. Andre Williams,
an attorney, president of the
Miami Gardens Jaycees and
the principal author of the
proclamation said Diggs' ques-
tion "inspired us to issue the
declaration." The document


expresses the group's concern
with the "low number of
African-American males in
upper level management at
these institutions in South
Florida" and debuts in today's
issue of The Miami Times.

W h e n
queried about
the use of the
term African-
American and
whether it
other Black
BINNS men who do
not identify
with the idiom, Williams said
that "African-American is
being used somewhat loosely
and includes Blaclk men of
color in South Florida." Indeed
brothersfrom Haiti, Cuba and
the Caribbean have lent their
support to the declaration.
Williams said the docu-
ment's supporters "are young
and successful," but are "tired
of being the only Black man in
the room."
The declaration is two-fold.
The 38 year-old Harvard grad-
uate said the first component
is to "challenge institutions to

hire, retain,
train and pro-
mote African-
Am e r
males." The
second focus
is to "properly
train new and
PINDER emerging
leaders to pro-
vide support to other people of
color," Williams said.
The initiative does- not
include Black; women;, who,
Williams said, are not under-
represented in the targeted
organizations. Black women
support the initiative,
nonetheless. Teresa Sands is
the president of the Coalition
of 100 Black Women, a service
organization comprised pre-
dominantly of Black profes-
sional women. Sands said her
group "unanimously voted to
support the declaration
Please turn to DECLARATION 7A


P revalt t. for


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e from Syndicatome

Available from Commerci

Affordable housing bill should make home ownership (

By Melissa N. Brown
Miami Times Writer

South Floridians may receive
some relief from the affordable
housing crunch. The House
Growth Management
Committee endorsed a bill last
week which state lawmakers
hope will make it easier for the
average worker to afford the
dream of home ownership.
The bill, which is sponsored


by Rep. Mike Davis, R-Naples, to create partnerships and use
would give $50 million joint resources to pro-
a year for 10 projects vide affordable rental
around the state in and single-family hous-
high-cost counties ing opportunities.
such as Dade, where One of the most
median home prices ambitious measures of
are 50 percent higher the bill is a repeal of
than the state median. the cap on state spend-
Additionally, the legis- l ing for affordable hous-
lation would help cre- JORDAN ing. A red-hot real
ate incentives for both estate market and a
the private and public sectors Gov. Bush-approved cap has


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Miami native Carlos Watson, reputable political analyst for
CNN, will receive the Hank Meyer National Headliner Award
from the Greater Miami National Conference for Community
and Justice.

Carlos Watson to be

honored by NCCJ

By Melissa N. Brown
Miami Times Writer

Ransom Everglades graduate
Carlos Watson is proof that
positive grades do not always
reflect one's' ability. Watson,
who struggled in school, is
now a millionaire. The gradu-
ate of Harvard and Stanford
universities is a political ana-

lyst for CNN and has landed a
talk show on BET entitled Meet
The Faith.
"He had a rough beginning,
thank God he made it
through," said Watson's moth-
er, Rose. She said it is impor-
tant to never give up on chil-
dren. "It is so important to
believe your child can achieve
Please turn to WATSON 6A

Curry is front-runner

in leadership survey

Bishop Curry, a man ofaction
By Renee M. Harris

SV Bishop Victor Tyrone
Curry turned away
from a potential career
as a drummer to follow
his calling an urging
that came while 'crop-
ping collard greens' in
S the small impoverished
town of Belle Glade. As
the senior pastor and CU
easier teacher at New Birth
Baptist Church, Curry
is still able to drum up
the state's attention to important
trust fund issues and galvanize K
45 million, the Black community
Barbara to take action.
dvocated for Perhaps that helps to
sg in Dade explain why in The
sed the bill Miami Times Black BAS
to be effec- Leadership survey
hey're going published earlier this month,
y behind it. more readers have selected
go of the Curry as the 'most effective
using trust Black leader' than anyone else.
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The informal, unscientific des-
ignation as Miami's most effec-
tive Black leader "really sur-
prised" the 46 year-old father
of three daughters.
Curry said he thought
"one of our politicians"
would emerge as the
frontrunner in the sur-
vey "because they're
rather high profile."
Other names identi-
fied by Times' readers
'RRY include attorneys H. T.
Smith and Larry
Handfield, State
Senator Frederica
S Wilson, Haitian Activist
Marleine Bastien and
Congressman Kendrick

One of the reasons
Black Miamians may
T view Curry as effective
is his willingness to
participate in nationally
prominent events. New Birth
was the site of Tavis Smiley's
2004 State of Black America
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FUBU A For Us, By Us

approach to Black issues

Black people appear to be waking up and taking
action on issues important to them. The election
fiasco of 2000 followed by more shady dealings
with the elections in 2004 had pretty much convinced
Blacks that this country's agenda did not include them.

The Bush administration's appalling response to
Hurricane Katrina was apparently the last straw. The
searing images of Black men, women and children left
stranded in the wealthiest country in the world did some-
thing to Blacks on a visceral level.

In the midst of these national crises, young Black men
are falling further down the totem pole of employment,
education and opportunity. Recent studies address the
growing disenfranchisement of young Black men from
mainstream society. The studies offer few solutions.

Enter the nationally focused Covenant with Black
America and on the local level, The Declaration to the South
Florida Business and Political Community and Educational
Institutions. Both initiatives have been developed for
Blacks, by Blacks a sort of FUBU (the popular clothing
line created 'for us by us') for Black quality of life issues.

Tavis Smiley pondered the Covenant at his 2005 State of
Black America symposium and launched the initiative and
its accompanying book at this year's symposium. Blacks
are snatching up copies of the book so fast that it will
debut at number six on the New York Times bestseller list
this weekend.

The Declaration is an initiative crafted by forty nine Black
men in South Florida who are fed up with the absence of
their peers in key governmental and educational positions
of leadership. The gentlemen are demanding that more is
done to hire, retain, train and promote young Black men.

Both initiatives are excellent. Both are about action.
Both must ask and answer tough questions that only
Blacks can answer honestly. Both embrace the mentality
that four young Black entrepreneurs interested in working
in the fashion industry realized.

No one can want more for you than you can want for




Tbe mtliami time


Dear Editor,

I see that there are several
hurdles that need to be leaped
in order to first even begin a dia-
logue about the Black leaders
here in South Florida, Miami-
Dade County or to even make it
more localized in the City of
There are issues of individual-
ism that need to be addressed.
The issue of individualism has
also caused major divisions
among us in the Black commu-
nity. These divisions will always
perpetuate an inept ability to
produce anything that is truly
transformational in our commu-
Again, individualism has
caused for there to be a thought
process of, "I am going to get my
success and forget the rest."
There is no reaching back to

groom or even grow other suc-
cessful Blacks. We do not invest
back into the lives of others.
We lack togetherness among
some of the names that are
mentioned on your list of poten-
tial leaders for our community.
[The] "I can't work with you and
you can't work with me" [is men-
tality] a major hindrance to our
being a viable voice in this com-
munity (politically, economical-
ly, spiritually). We are already
divided, so then it is easy for any
other race to come in and divide
We are hand fed who our lead-
ers are as opposed to gathering
together and doing some
research as to what the issues
and concerns are for our people
and our communities. From
this, we should develop a coun-
ty-wide agenda [and] identify
who we want in political seats.

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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We must inform these identified
candidates as to what our agen-
da is and [that] it should be their
All Blacks [should] then vote
for these identified and groomed
candidates and we as an organ-
ized group of people hold these
candidates accountable. If they
don't work for us we move them
and get the next groomed candi-
date in the seat.
We identify strategically posi-
tions where we need our people
employed throughout South
Florida and make sure that they
know the Black Agenda, and
make sure that we have 'our
people' in place. Now mind you,
'our people' may not necessarily
be Black. We have to identify
those that will work with us to
improve our image and status
within this county.
There are issues of loyalty

along with trust. I am aware
that at times these two can be
one and the same. However,
when I speak of loyalty, I speak '
of us as a people being loyal to6 '
the cause and our community.
When I speak of trust, I speak of
us being able to trust each
other. There is a lack of trust
among us and this has to be
The aforementioned may just
be wishful thinking. You see!
many may say that the times;,
and culture have changed to
where we don't need a Black
voice or for that matter a Black
Be blessed and keep bringing
up critical and thought provok-
ing topics for our community.

Reverend Johnny L. Barber, II:
Sr. Pastor/Teacher:
Mt. Sinai M.B. Church,

Undercover agents in Black leadership

Dear Editor,

In 1977, I was very proud to
be hired as the second Black
officer of the challenging Miami
Beach Police department. As a
former dedicated police officer. I
know the importance of not
having your cover blown when
working undercover assign-
However, the good news is
special, genuine Black Miami
Leaders are blatantly blowing
their covers. They feel they
must take this action to posi-
tively "impact" the forgotten,
hungry for change Black Miami
Alonzo Mourning, despite
major health problems, is lead-
ing his team to victory.
Mourning, however, has really
earned my MVP vote for scoring
urgent points '24/7' by impact-
ing future Black leaders.
Mourning slam dunked the
Overtown Youth Center into a
lasting reality.
To whom much is given, is
therefore much expected.
Eleven years ago, Bishop Victor
T. Curry purchased my former
employer, WMBM 1490 Gospel

Radio Station. Bishop Curry
moved the radio station to a
Black community, which now
serves as a Beacon for Almighty
God in the Black community.
Curry is leading his church on
missions for Christ while simul-
taneously serving the commu-
nity, i.e. home ownership,
finances, voters' registration;
and also bringing the gospel to
the 'hood.'
Please other Brother
Reverends, try to emulate
Bishop Curry on your own lev-
els. Let's utilize our church
memberships prowess at many
opportunities, not just a few
hours on, Sunday.
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle is
regularly organizing job fairs,
presenting his constituents as
recipients of homeownership
projects, celebration in the
parks, etc.
Let's end the syndrome of
high election visibility followed
by undercover disappearances.
Senator Frederica Wilson with
her cowgirl hat style is always
in the media as an advocate for
children in school and out;
Activist Denise Powers is stead-
fastly visibly fighting gentrifica-

tion in what's left of Overtown;
and Brother Max Rameau is
ready to take vital issues to the
street and demonstrate if nec-
essary. Right on!
The Miami Times' timely bold
Black leader poll has already
and will continue to cause
major reactions. As an activist
myself, I am really concerned
what people who do not or are
not sure what to do next can
do. What is their next step?
Where are answers going to
come from?
It is the duty of all genuine
leaders or want-to-be Black
leaders to offer, especially now,i
platforms of opportunities.
They must guide, harness, dis-
cover and target impacting
community goals. As you can in
your neighborhood church
groups, friends, alumni, clubs
and let's not forget the upcom-
ing family reunion season.
Do you really need any one's
permission to become a Black
leader in Miami? You must be
realistic and committed with
your leadership goals. If cordial
format and protocol is met with
arrogance and the process of
being ignored you can always

resort to non-conventional legal
Do not become guilty of over-
looking and not accepting,
generic supporters, i.e. senior'
citizens have much time and'
experience, youths have chal-,
lenging energy, neighbors, co-
workers and the disabled, etc.
Many people would love to get-
involved in projects if genuinely i:
asked to participate.
This is America in 2006. I
have never seen as much
apparent genuine acceptance of
major events that have
occurred recently. The national
celebration of Dr. Martin Luth6r"i'i
King's birthday, his legacy and'
that of loving sisters Rosa'
Parks aiid Coretta Scott King,-'
along with the powerful
momentum of Black History;
month; Timing is everything
Black Miami leaders.
The Miami Times poll ignited':'
a plethora of positive genuine ,
Black leadership. This is-
America; no one needs any-
body's permission to become a"
genuine leader.

Walter Sutton, Jr.i

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Reginald Clyune, Estq.

$70 tax cut or better schools

There is a raging debate in
Tallahassee over whether
Governor Bush's tax cut
should be implemented or
whether the surplus should be
poured into our public schools.
With many schools in Miami-
Dade County at over 100 per-
cent of capacity, the answer for
our community should be a
If you add the fact that the
spending formula has changed
so that several million dollars
has been lost to our system,
then Governor Bush (a Miami-
Dade resident) and our South
Florida legislators should have
an easy decision.
While everyone appreciates a
tax break, what difference will
$70.00 make to a homeowner
living in a $225,000 or more
home? In contrast, the mil-
lions of dollars that could be
used from the collective taxes
of several million homeowners-
will make a difference. Imagine
using that money to increase
teacher salaries, build new
schools, buy more. computers,
and otherwise help our over-
crowded schools. I hope for
once, we do not get a tax cut!!!


President Bush has it right.
We, need immigration, laws ,that.
will allow people to come to
this country and work in jobs
where we cannot find workers.
The U.S. agricultural system
use to be the envy of the world.
This industry is facing
increasing competition from
third world countries that have
cheap labor and plenty of land.
Brazil is now the largest pro-
ducer of citrus. Brazil,
Argentina and Australia are
fighting tooth and nail for the
beef market.
In order for us to compete,
we need the immigrant labor-
ers who are willing to work in
the hot sun and undergo the
back breaking labor associated

with picking vegetables and
fruit. Other businesses also
need the cheap labor that
immigrant laborers supply, i.e.
restaurants, construction
companies, etc.
These immigrants are not
security threats. They are not
here to blow up bridges or die
for some cause that arose in
the Middle East. Quite
frankly, most Mexican,
Haitian, Guatemalan immi-
grants are not interested in
Middle East politics. They are
not taking jobs away from
American citizens.
If native born Americans
were breaking down the barn
door to work for minimum wage
in the hot sun picking lettuce,
then farmers would not need
immigrant labor. However, the
reality is that native born
Americans are not jumping at
the chance to land a great job
picking anything.
This issue has divided con-
servative Republicans. I hope it
is an eye opener for immigrant
groups who have been moving
away from the Democratic
If the Republican led
Congress and Senate vote in
new tough anti-immigration
laws, then Cuban Americans,
Mexican Americans, Chinese
Americans, Haitian Americans
and all the other immigrants
,groups: that have been swayed:
by the song and dance of the
Republican Party should wake
The Republican party, even
though some, including
President Bush, favor fair and
realistic immigration laws,
have deserted the immigrants
that they fought to convince to
vote for the Republican
President in the last election.
It is hoped that a
Democratic candidate will
arise who will be able to make
immigrants see the benefits of
the Democratic Party instead
of being wishy-washy and not
speaking out vociferously on
critical issues.

Community issues from a Pol-Leg view
By Jimmie C. Burke

Emmett Louis Till and the

F.B.I. the real history


confesses) had passed and the
tone of the Jackson office con-
trasts with the Hoover memo,
written on the same day that
Emmett Till was buried.
Because the attitude of law
enforcement about
Emmett Till's death
directly impacted the
investigation and
prosecution of the
crime, I quote exten-
sively from Hoover's
Hoover wrote his
memorandum to
Attorney General
Herbert Brownwell,
to inform him that
" investigation
should be conduct-
ed..." Hoover claimed
that the case's noto- Bi
riety was caused by
pressure groups, a similar claim
we are now hearing about
Martin Lee Anderson's case.

Hoover wrote "I want to bring
to your attention certain facts
concerning the alleged kidnap-
ping and death in Mississippi of.
the victim, a fifteen-year old
Negro from Chicago, Illinois. It
is noted that considerable 'pres-
sure' is being generated by
some newspapers and organiza-
tions in an effort to have the
Federal Government take some
action in this matter."
After stating facts about the
kidnapping and arrests of Roy
Bryant and J.W. Milam, Hoover
went on to accept the worse
interpretation of the reason for
the murder. His memo stated,
"The victim with two other
Negro juveniles
allegedly visited the
Bryant store
which time the vic-
tim reportedly made
'ugly remarks' to
Mrs. Bryant. The
action against the
victim was allegedly
taken because of
this incident."
Hoover then
states that he con-
firmed the opinion
shared by his Civil
Rights Section,
URKE Criminal Division
Chief that "the facts
did not indicate a violation of
the Civil Rights Statute and no
investigation should be con-

ducted. Hoover's memo only
confirmed an opinion that he
had made earlier on September
1st, three days after the mur-
Finally, Hoover stated the
matter was a state offense,
despite the history of no White
men being convicted of killing
Black citizens. As if to empha-
size the fairness of his decision,
Hoover ended by noting "that
recently in Washington, D.C., a
group of white boys from the
state of Mississippi were beaten
and knifed by Negro youths and
this Bureau did not conduct an
investigation into that matter
upon the instructions of the
Criminal Division."
The prosecution for Emmett
Till's murder in 1955 is a
shameful part of American his-
tory. Mississippi District
Attorney Joyce Childs, an
African American, is now
reviewing the records and infor-
mation from the FBI and will
decide if charges should be filed
against others who may have
been involved with kidnapping
or murder. As reported in the
Miami Times, many of the prin-
ciples, including Bryant and
Milam, are dead; however,
Carolyn Bryant still lives in
To comment on this column,
contact me:
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Funerals as family reunions

I was walking into the Carver
Recreation Center in Johnson
City, Tenn. last week with two of
my cousins, Lynn and Robbie
Stuart, when I heard some kids
on the playground say: "There

'are' those people who 'were at
Grandaddy's funeral."
The words hurt. Deeply.
"Did you hear that?" I asked
my cousins. "They think we are
just people who attended the
Earlier in the day, we had
attended funeral services for
Frank Harris, my mother's old-
est brother. Jesse Harris, her
youngest brother, had died two
months earlier. I was already
thinking about how age had
been depleting our family when I
was reminded that those of us
left behind are not as close as we
once were.
"Cuz, we said this day would
come," Lynn said, reminding me

of our earlier conversations
about our family growing apart.
"It's already here."
As much as I hated to agree, I
had no choice. At one time, we
had family reunions every year

or so. We don't have-theiie ai -'y
more. Instead, funerals have
taken the place of., family
reunions. And even at funerals,
relatives don't get to know all of
their people.
Family reunions used to serve
that function. Mama, Aunt Julia
Mae and my cousin Bertha Mae
never cared for how we cracked
on everyone, but their disap-
proval did not deter us. I confess
that I was one of the ringleaders
and the more they told us not to
tease one another, the more we
were determined to do it.
Lynn, Robbie and Phil the
sons of my first-cousin Hattie -
delighted in the family reunions
as kids and today remind me of

things that had been long forgot-
ten. At one reunion, Phil, barely
a teenager, was accompanied by
a young lady. What did he do
that for? I declared that she was
a Rent-a-Date and that Phil had
to return her by 11 p.m.
Robbie could not have been
any older than five or six when
he decided to join in the fun and
say something that caused his
mother to give him that I'll-get-
you-later look.
My cousin Little Buddy, took a
look at Uncle Henry's hair and
renamed him Don King. Another
cousin, DD, stayed with my
Aunt Julia Mae until he was in
his 50s and probably wouldn't
have left then if he hadn't gotten
married. Little Buddy dubbed
him "Dick Clark the world's
oldest teenager."
One year, Uncle Buddy wore
some red socks to the reunion.
"Who cut you on athe ankles?" I
asked him. The next year, Uncle
Buddy pulled up his pants legs
to show us that he was wearing
black socks.
With my family, it's a laugh-a-
minute anytime we get together.
Phil threw Little Buddy a. sur-
prise birthday part in Knoxville
one year. Buddy had driven over
from Nashville with the woman
he was dating at the time.
Generally, we try not to crack on

guests the first time we meet
them. But Buddy's date kept
taunting us, pretending to know
so much more about him than
his closest relatives. At one
point, she said, "I'll be the one
sleeping with him tonight."
Thinking about the times that
more than a dozen cousins
crammed into my Aunt Julia
Mae's three-bedroom home, I
retorted, "We've all slept with
Buddy in my Aunt Julia Mae's
house. That's nothing new."
Everyone nodded in agreement.
Now, as someone said, nostal-
gia isn't what it used to be.
Our family is falling apart. I
have sisters and cousins who
missed one or both of the recent
funerals of my uncles. Of course,
the standard excuse was that
they had to work or had some-
thing important to do. We were
all supposed to be at work and
nothing should be more impor-
tant than giving a final sendoff to
relatives. And the fact that I need
to mention this is testament to
how far we've drifted apart.
Aunt Julia Mae, now in her
late 80s, has been titular head of
the family since Big Mama died
in 1968; she is the one that
keeps us together. And when we
hold her funeral, it will probably
be the last time that many peo-
ple will gather as a family.

ns election is a setup
voting procedures in states cov- "pre-clearance." But the City of
ered by the Act, must be sub- New Orleans has authorized

Ron Walte r

"... We've all been taught to vote, almost
under any and all circumstances. But that is
something that has been difficult for me to
do, because there comes a time and a circum-
stance when there are larger issues... "

New Orleal
I was recently given a docu-
ment authored by Louisiana
State Senator Cleo Fields (D-
Baton Rouge), who was in
Washington, D.C. visiting the
Justice Department as part of a
delegation led by Reverend
Jesse Jackson, Sr. The docu-
ment was so startling that it has
caused me to conclude that the
election planned for April 22 in
New Orleans is and will be -
To begin with, it points out
that under Section 5 of the
Voting Rights Act, changes to


I do not discriminate against Blacks

Dear Editor,

I was very disturbed and
disappointed to see an article
in The Miami Times insinuat-
ing that I discriminate

mitted to the Justice
Department for approval or

against African-American
children and families in my
courtroom by not endeavor-
ing, whenever possible, to
keep African-American fami-
lies together and/or not act-

ing in the best interest of
these children.
I invite you to observe my
courtroom unannounced at
any time. I also invite you to
become familiar with my work

changes in the election proce-
dures, such as moving the date

of the election, rearranging the
voting precincts and etc., none
of which had been approved by
the Justice Department. This
means that if the election takes
place without Justice
Department action, the election
will be illegal. Late last week, the
Justice Department approved
the election.
Second, because of the mas-
sive devastation, some polling
stations in the city had to be
changed, some combined with
others. But upon review,
Please turn to WALTERS 14A

in Dependency Drug Court
and other projects in the
Dependency Court.

Jeri B. Cohen
Circuit Court Judge

Shame on Miami's elected officials

Dear Editor, fact is, the officers have not
had a raise in salary in three
Shame on our city fathers. years to show our appreciation.
The City of Miami Police For the security they provide
Department's officers are us, we should do better.
forced to work part-time jobs in The mayor, the commission-
order to make ends meet. The ers and other city officials are

not alone in the blame for this
injustice concerned citizens
should be outraged by this
A tired policeman is not

effective. They should
to hold two jobs to sui

Black man making strides is applauded

Dear Editor,

Congratulations on the wonderful
article regarding Richard Proctor. It is
always nice to see articles written

about our Black men who are doing
good and making strides in our corn--
munity. I applaud his efforts and I
applaud your efforts in writing this

Open the books and let the
public know why the situation
about policemen getting under-
paid even exists.

Ain't have Evangelist
rvive. Earnestine Brown-Ray

Please tell Mr. Proctor I said congrat-
ulations and keep up the good work.

Claudette S. Armbrister

Gasoline prices have plateaued after jumping nearly 14
cents a gallon last week, capping a four-week un-up at
the pump. The relief could be short-lived. Prices often
zoom as warm weather spurs more driving trips, which
drain supplies. Refiners also are required by law to shift to
clean-air gasoline blends for spring and summer, and
those cost more to make. The nationwide average for a gal-
lon of regular is $2.498, but it is conceivable to see $3 in
the summer.

** ****
The long-talked-about 7th Avenue Auto Mall that was
seemingly dead a year ago, is back on the agenda. Let's
hope some Black dealers get a chance to participate in the
deal since it's the only prime business area in the Model
City community. What about it Dorrin Rolle? The ball is
in your court.
Haitian President-elect Rene Preval had better get some
help soon for his beleagued country. The place is still
unstable and there are 7,300 U.N. peacekeepers and
1,750 international police in Haiti to help to help maintain
order after a February 2004 revolt toppled former
President Jean-Bretrand Aristide.

Folk in Overtown would like to know just what is going
on at Gibson Park. The promised improvements seem to
be at a standstill. Stay tuned.

Your letters are welcome
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editorial commentaries as well as all other material in the
newspaper. Such feedback makes for a healthy dialogue
among our readership and the community.
Letters must, however, be brief and to the point. All let-
ters must be signed and must include the name, address
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firming authorship.
Send letters to: Letters to the Edito,; The Miami Times, 900 N. W. 54th
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"... A couple of us decided last week that
we're going to revive our family reunions.
11 Every Memorial Day and Labor Day week-
ends, we're going to hang out in Johnson
City, our transplanted hometown ... "

Let r to he dit r

While preparing my last col-
umn related to the homicide
analogies of Martin Lee
Anderson and Emmett Louis
Till, I read the September 6,
1955 memorandum from FBI
Director, J. Edgar Hoover, on
his decision that the FBI would
not investigate Emmett Till's
homicide. This letter takes on
added importance because of
the FBI's recent decision not to
file any civil rights violation
charges, reported last week in
the Miami Times.
The Times reported that the
FBI office in Jackson,
Mississippi issued a statement
that "no federal charges will be
filed because the five-year
statute of limitations on federal
civil rights violations expired
long ago. The significance of
this "finding" that the five-year
statute of limitations (the time
after which one cannot be pros-
ecuted for a crime, even if one


4A The Miami Times, Marc ,

1Stru g for existence

When your life seems worthless, do you end it?

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Every day we hear or read
about teens committing sui-
cide. We instantly feel sympa-
thy for them, but have you ever
asked yourself what you could
have done to prevent their sud-
den death? What if this person
was a friend, classmate or
coworker? What if you saw
signs but never interfered? Do
you ever ask yourself what dif-
ference you could have made if
you would have intervened by
offering help? Teens today are
so busy with their own lives,
they never hear others around
them crying out for help.
Suicide attempts are usually
made when a person is serious-
ly depressed or upset. A teen
who is feeling suicidal may see
no other way out of their prob-
lems, no other escape from
emotional pain or no other way
to communicate their desperate
One sign of suicide is depres-
sion. It distorts a person's view-
point, allowing them to focus
only on their failures and dis-

appointments and exaggerates nothing to live for. The loss of
negative situations. Depression pleasure that is a part of
can convince someone there is depression can seem like fur-

ther evidence that there's noth-
ing good about the present.
Hopelessness can make it seem
like there will be nothing good
in the future and helplessness
can make it seem like there's
nothing you can do to change
things for the better.
Did you know teen girls
attempt suicide far more often
(about nine times more often)
than teen guys? However guys
are about four times more like-
ly to succeed when they try to
kill themselves. This is because
teen guys tend to use more
deadly methods like guns or
hanging. Girls who try to hurt
or kill themselves tend to use
overdoses of medications or
cutting. More than 60% of teen
suicide deaths happen with a
gun. But suicide deaths can
and do occur with pills and
other harmful substances.
Robert Cody once said "Have
the courage to live. Anyone can
die." If you are contemplating
suicide please know that it is
not your only option. Call 1-
800-SUICIDE for help in deal-
ing with this troubling epidem-

Homosexuality: Now a growing trend

By Jasmine Williams
Miami Times Intern

Will our world ever be able to
accept same sex relationships?
Will citizens ever be able to not
show disgust whenever they
pass same sex lovers walking
down the street? The ultimate
question is, when will society
accept that everyone has the
right to their sexual preference?
One of the first steps after
you recognize that you may be
gay or lesbian is self accept-
ance. Self acceptance is all
about feeling good about your-
self and comfortable with your
own sexuality. This process is
sometimes very difficult due to
societal pressure. As a result,
self acceptance may become a
lifelong process as homosexu-
als try to integrate their lifestyle
into an often hostile heterosex-
ual world. However

more teenagers are revealing
that they are gay, bisexual or
undecided. The stress of keep-
ing it a secret is no longer
weighing them down.
Sexual orientation is deter-
mined by the sex or sexes you
are romantically, physically,
emotionally and sexually
attracted to. Heterosexuals are
individuals attracted to the
opposite sex, homosexuals are
individuals who are attracted to
the same sex, while bisexuals
are people who are attracted to
both sexes.
It is known that it is during a
person's youth that they dis-
cover themselves and start
questioning themselves about
who they want to be and where
they want to go in life. For most
teens, they have already
accepted that they are hetero-
sexual and don't even question
their sexuality, but for a homo-

sexual teenager, that time peri-
od is a difficult one. It's a time
of secrecy and fear; fear of
being discovered and ostracized
by loved ones and friends. It is
a deep bone crushing, suicidal
Our society has always been
accustomed to stereotyping
anything that is not a part of
their beliefs. Yet Americans
pride themselves on their con-
stitutional rights and their pri-

vacy rights. Then why do we
forego those rights when it
comes to homosexuality?
Did you know a gay teen is
six times more likely to commit
suicide than a straight teen.
This is a shocking statistic,
which no one seems to want to
address. The suicidal thoughts
come from lack of information
and again that deep bone
crushing fear of being found
out. According to the National
Mental Health Association,
homosexual teens are two to
four times more likely to drop
out of school, abuse drugs and
alcohol and commit suicide. It
is time that people in the world
learned to open their minds to
the the idea of homosexuality in
Ultimately what will happen
when the world becomes a
place where a child cannot
openly be themselves?

Prayer is the key

Dear Jazz,

How are you? I don't want to come off as one of those crazed
lunatics from prison. I just want to explain what's been going on
in my mind. I'm 24 years old, high school diploma and a possi-
ble football scholarship to (FIU). But right now I'm trapped
between the right thing to do [and the wrong thing to do]. It
sounds weird, but give me a minute to express my deepest
I'm a man of God and I've been serving the Most High for
three and a half years now, I have 115 days left in my prison
sentence and I feel that I need advice on making the right deci-
sion. Well Jazz, I have my whole life ahead of me and I can't
mess it up; not after spending six years in prison.
For the past ten months, I've been engaged in a pen pal rela-
tionship. In those ten months I've said I love you on numerous
occasions, but I don't really know if it was me talking or this
prison. She's a nice girl and lately I've stopped writing to see if
my feelings would be the same. But they haven't been.
Something inside says "do it right this time" but something else
tells me that "I'm [being] trapped into falling inlove."
I mean Jazz there are other beautiful women out there that I
haven't even had the chance to mingle with. I'm at the point in
my life where I need a good Christian woman-of-God and this
girl has already shown me that it's going to take a lot of work to
change her. But how can you change someone when they don't
want to change.
Please help me Jazz. I pray day-in and day-out for guidance,
but right now I need to know what direction I must take. If this
is too hard for you to answer, I understand. I have a lot going
on for myself upon my release. I've completed V.O.C courses;
I've earned college credits; I'm certified as a 'Telle Comm,' mean-
ing that I have training in copper hook up, fiber optics and
phone connections. So my biggest question to you is How do I
know I'm making the right choice in choosing her as my wife
and not regretting it for the rest of my life?
If you cannot print this I understand, I just thought maybe
you had an opinion on what to do. Maybe you can write me
back as a spiritual partner in helping me come to a decision. If
not, may God bless you and your family there at the newspaper.

Brandon Tyron Lee

Amazing Profiles

Destini Lewis, age 17, 12th grade, William H. Turner Technical Arts
High School

Bio: "My life's ambition is to
work toward being the next
Oprah Winfrey," says Destini
Lewis, 17, who currently
majors in Industrial
Entertainment Technology
(I.E.T) in the field of Television
Production at her school. She
is the school's broadcasting
lead anchor. She shoots, edits
and produces commercials for
the show. Destini is interning
at Vapor Post Productions to
gain valuable experience. "I
want to be a star, even though
the road to success will be

tedious," Destini remarks. She
continues pushing herself
daily and has won numerous
awards: Miss Teen Spirit of
Miami and English Merit
Award in 2003-2004, I.E.T
Best of Best monologues per-
formances in 2005-2006 and
Who's Who Among American
High School Students. She will
attend the University of South
Florida this fall and major in
Communications. "I believe
that God has a plan for every-
one and I was put here to
entertain others."

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 obliv-
ion? Well I'm here to keep you afloat. With my honest and trust-
worthy advice you'll'be able to get a grasp on any troubling situa-
tion sailing towards you. So e-mail me
with any unanswered questions, pressing concerns and important
information you wish to share with me.

In order to understand this week's Ask Jazz, please read the letter from
our reader.

How do I know I'm ma
choice in choosing her as
not regretting it for the re

Dear Help Needed,
After I read your lette
you were a misguided indi'
ing for answers to your
questions. When you real
one you can't eat, sleep or
missing them. So this is t
tion you need to ask yours
pause in the middle of ar
wonder what the other per
If so then you may have
person. If not, then ma

haven't reached that intimate level yet,
king the right but that doesn't mean you give up.
my wife and Secondly, you need to ask yourself if
1st of my life? you envision a lifelong future with the
other person? Can you see yourself
Help Needed with her or is the vision too blurry to
see through? After you have pondered
the last few questions, you need to ask
r, I could tell yourself one last thing, do you want her
vidual search- to be your wife?
r bundled up In the end it's really your decision,
ly love some- you are the one who who will have to
think without live with the rewards or the conse-
he first ques- quences of your decision. Just remem-
elf if you ever ber that very few people find true love.
n activity and You may be one of the lucky ones, so
rson is doing? maybe you shouldn't be so quick to find
fallen for this ways to end your true chance at happi-
lybe you still ness.

Vlame tkLi teen Jeniation

was born October 20, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. She's best
known for the role of Claire Kyle in the sitcom My Wife and Kids with Tisha Campbell-
Martin and Damon Wayans. She was in the 2004 movie You Got Served with Marques
Houston and Omari Grandberry. She has also made frequent guest appearances on TV
and is a spokesmodel for the Neutrogena skin care products company. She and Kyla
Pratt of One on One are best friends. She's also appeared on the shows Switched and
The O.C. She is one of the covergirls for the March/April dual cover issue of King mag-
azine. She is currently filming Mercy Street and she can be seen on the upcoming
episode of One on One.

Last week's teen sensation answer: Palge Hurd

?/Lal do aou think

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 these. subjects at

A tlention!

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 or address them to me
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Sunday, April 2. Services are as
follows: Wednesday, March 29,
7 p.m., Guest Speaker:
Bishop-Elect, Reverend
Randall Holts of Miami. Guest
Psalmist: Lexi.
Thursday, March 30, 7 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Reverend Rudy
Rasmus of Houston, TX. Guest
Psalmist: Lucinda Moore.
Friday, March 31, 7 p.m.,
Guest, Speaker: Reverend Dr.
Rita Twiggs of Dallas TX (The
Potters House Bishop T.D.
Jakes Ministries). Psalmist:
Johnny Sanders. Saturday,
April 1, 6:45 p.m. (Embassy
Suites. Miami Airport Hotel -
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Awards Banquet Honorees:
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and stand right beside them. I
remind parents to get involved
in their child's education and
look for resources that facilitate
the child's growth and develop-
ment. 1 think that's key," said
Rose, former director of inter-
national student services and
programs at Florida
International University.
This weekend Watson will

A Black
If you want to hide your
money from a Black thief,
comedian Chris Rock says in
one of his routines, "put it in
your books. Books are like
kryptonite" to a lot of Blacks,
he argues in his 1997 album,
Roll with the New.
The acerbic point of that line,
which usually draws thunder-
ous laughter from Black listen-
ers, is that too many Blacks
have little interest in what can
be found between the covers of
books. Only a Black comic of
Rock's caliber can deliver that
barb without sparking a racial
But a recently released book
might force Rock to drop that
bit from his standup comedy
The Covenant with Black
America, a 254-page paperback
book that's chock full of eye-
numbing data, statistics and
prose, is being snatched up
almost as fast as the publisher
can churn out copies. The book
went on sale last month with
an initial press run of 50,000
copies. Now there are more
than 200,000 copies in print

As our Black History Month
celebration ended, Reps. John
Lewis and Deborah Pryce
introduced legislation on Capital
.Hill to honor the 50th anniver.;
sary of the much-needed Civil
Rights Act with the minting of a
commemorative $1 coin. The
money raised will benefit the
United Negro College Fund.
Joe Clark (remember him,.the
family lived on Terrace) is
down from Greenboro, North
Episcopalians were elated to
see and hear the Reverend
Vanon Nelson Wardel Pinder,
D.D, our third guest preacher
for the Joint Lenten Service at
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
Nelson is a native Miamian who
now lives in Orlando with his
wife Marian and family. By the
way another native Miamian,
Georg Walter Sands,
Archbishop of the African
Orthodox Church, will be the
guest speaker at our beloved

join the ranks of Barbara
Walters, Walter Cronkite, Al
Roker and Wolf Blitzer when he
receives the Hank Meyer
National Headliner Award from
the Greater Miami National
Conference for Community and
Justice. Watson is being recog-
nized for excellence in journal-
ism and broadcasting.
The National Conference for
Community and Justice pro-
motes understanding and
respect among all races, reli-

gions and cultures through
advocacy, conflict resolution
and education. Each year the
NCCJ Humanitarian Awards
Gala spotlights individuals
whose exceptional actions in
corporate, civic, charitable and
faith-based endeavors build
mutual understanding and
Attorney Don Bierman, chair-
man of the Greater Miami
chapter of the NCCJ, jumped at
the chance to honor a local who

many Blacks bought the book
"speaks to the hunger that
Black people have for informa-
tion they can use to make their
lives better," he explained.
It also says something about
how wrong I was about this
book. After reading an advance
copy of the Covenant, I didn't
think it would have very much
shelf life. I was bothered more
by what it didn't say about
Black-on-Black crime than I
was impressed by what it did

Elijah and Betty Leland,
March 17th: 45 years.
Kevan and Hilda Martin,
March 25th: 28 years.
Join the daughters of the King
on Friday, May 26, as we travel'
to Charleston, South Carolina.
You will enjoy this scenic bus
tour. Call Elizabeth Florence
Moncur or Leome Culmer.
Get well wishes to all of you,
froii all of us! Henry 'Saiiky'
Newbold, Frances Brown,
Jospehine Rolle, Lillian
Richardson, Cleomie Allen-
Smith, Louise Dean, Mae
Hamilton-Clear, Lloyd 'Tank'
Johnson, Pearline Nairn,
Rudolph McCartney, Yvonne
Farrington, Arthur Scavella,
LaClyde Clarke, Janis
Sanders, Celestine Hepburn-
Brown and Ralph McCartney.
Prime Minister -designate
Portia Simpson Miller will be
sworn in as Jamaica's first
female prime minister on March
30th, 2006.
I forgot to mention in early
March that the Selma to
Montgomery Civil Rights March
began on March 7, 1965. A
group of civil rights demonstra-
tors trekked over 50 miles from
Selma to the State Capitol in
Alabama to protest the denial of
voting rights for Blacks.

9 *

has done good. "Carlos person-
ifies the goals of the National
Conference for Community and
Justice a young man was
given an opportunity and was
able to excel because the right
doors were open for him,"
Bierman said.
The 36-year-old's career is
diverse, spanning law, journal-
ism, politics and business.
While an undergraduate at
Harvard University, he wrote
for the Miami Herald and the

what individual Blacks can do
to strengthen the race, there
should have appeared these
words: Thou shall not kill," I
wrote in my Jan. 5 column for
the Gannett News Service.
"Anyone who is serious about
uplifting the Black race ought
to have ending the slaughter of
Blacks high on the list of
things to do."
While I still believe that,
Smiley has a simple response
to my concern. "It's a public

"Delta Dears" (Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Retired Sorors)
met at Picidilly's last
Speaking of Delta's the follow-
ing Sorors spent last weekend
at our state Capitol (Florida):
Helen Gay; Beverly Nixon;
Dorothy Saunders; Tishiia
Mindingall; Arcie Ewell; Alma
Brown; Janice Cobb; Bobbie
Phillips; President of Dade
Chapter of D.S.T.; Aundrea
Pelt. President of Miami alum-

Detroit Free Press. Watson has
also worked for former Miami
Mayor Xavier Suarez, retired
Sen. Bob Graham, former
Democratic National
Committee Chair Ron Brown
and former state Rep. Daryl
After graduating Stanford
Law School in 1995, he joiried
McKinsey & Company, where
he advised CEOs and senior
executives on key issues con-
cerning strategy and opera-

tions. He left McKinsey &,
Company two years later and
co-founded Achieva College
Prep Services, which he sold in)
Watson's talk show Meet The
Faith will premiere April 23 on
BET. He will be honored at the
54th annual Greater Miami
NCCJ gala on Saturday, April 1.
at the New Radisson Hotel. For
ticket information, call Jim
Howe at 305-755-6096, ext.

'covenant' draws wealth of readers '.'. .

and orders for more are still
coming in, said Bennett
Johnson, a vice president of
Third World Press.
The book, which this week
rose to the fourth position in
just its second week on The
New York Times' best-seller
list, is a collection of essays
about what ails Black America
and some prescriptions for
cures. It's written not in the
hip-hop language of
Generation Xers, but instead in
the stodgy musings of health
care experts, economists and
social scientists. And that's
what makes the success of this
book so surprising. It's being
gobbled up mostly by Black
folks, said the book's editor,
PBS talk show host Tavis

"We ain't been on Oprah; we
ain't been on The Today Show,
and yet this book is selling like
hot cakes," Smiley said.
What he did was hawk the
book on Tom Joyner's national-
ly syndicated radio show,
where he does a twice-weekly

Historic St. Agnes Episcopal
Church on April 2nd.
A replica of a slave ship will be
featired in' the design of the
National .,-., Slavefyi Museum
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churches during his eight-city
book tour.
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every church to keep them in
the loop," Smiley said. That so

say about a laundry list of
Black problems it addresses.

"Somewhere in this docu-
ment, amid all the talk about

document, not a perfect docu-
ment," he told me last week.
It's also a book that has suc-
ceeded in ways others have
"This is the first time a Black-
owned publisher has a book on
(The Times' best-sellers) list,"
said Johnson. Even so, the
book's real success will come
only if its appeal spurs people
to action.
Sure, many of the problems
that afflict Blacks can be reme-
died only by government
action. But some of the most
vexing problems that afflict
Blacks have to be solved by
Blacks. Black-on-Black crime
is one. Low expectations
among large numbers of Black
school children is another. And
Blacks can do a lot through
increased savings and better
spending decisions to build
their wealth and by exten-
sion their financial muscle.
The widespread interest
Blacks are showing in The
Covenant with Black America is
a promising sign one that, I
hope, will produce a lot more
action than talk.

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continued from 1A
symposium and will host the
Covenant with Black America
town hall meeting on Friday.
Tavis Smiley weighed in on
Curry's emerging as frontrunner
in the Black leadership survey.
"Bishop Curry has earned the
respect of people who see the
work he's engaged in. He is not
a perfect servant, but a public
servant," Smiley said. The
broadcaster and activist recited
a philosophy coined by
Princeton professor Cornel West
when summarizing Curry's
appeal: "you can't lead the peo-
ple if you don't love the people;
and you can't save the people if
you won't serve the people."
Miami Times reader Walter
Sutton, Jr. said "Bishop Curry
moved the radio station [WMBM

from Miami Beach] to a Black
community, which now serves
as a beacon for Almighty God in
the Black Community." Sutton
is also impressed with Curry's
service to the community by
promoting "homeownership
finances, voter
land) also
bringing the
gospel to the
Curry has
taken bold
stands on Jeb
plan especially the controver-
sial Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test. His concerns
about third graders' retention
were instrumental in the cre-
ation of The Dr. John A.

Mce K in ney
C h r i s t i a n
Academy, "a
private insti-
tution of
S excellence
That offers
each child
SMITH attention in a
loving and
nurturing environment."
As a Baptist preacher, Curry
is a man of many words. His
fiery sermons are passionate
dictums of his beliefs inter-
spersed with his strong com-
mand of The Bible.
Many would assert that Curry
is also a man of action. Fifteen
short years ago, New Birth's
congregation gathered first in
Curry's living room, then the
auditorium of Northwestern
Senior High school. Since 2002,

the newly con-
structed state
of the art sanc-
tuary seating
Over 2,000 has
been home to
the New Birth
.- congregation.
: Curry will
WILSON join The Miami
Times as a reg-
ular columnist next month.
Curry's Commentary will
address a variety of issues,
including a "four part series on
the FCAT." He will also "tackle
racism that's alive but under-
cover and...get into some lighter
things," Curry said.
In his role as a member of the
board of trustees at Florida
Memorial University, Curry said
he learned that one of the rea-
sons for the university's lowered
enrollment was "traced back to

the FCAT." Curry said because
students are being retained due
to performing poorly on the
standardized test, many are not
advancing on to college.
Curry said churches must
play an active role in reversing
the adverse affects of the FCAT.
"Churches may have to adopt
schools in their area," he said.
One issue that Curry wants
Blacks to pay attention to is this
year's mid-term elections, "the
most important elections in the
past 50 years," he said. Curry
surmises that if Democrats are
voted into the majority in the
House and the Senate, "Bush
would officially become a lame
duck president." He added, "We
must ensure that we have the
proper people at the proper
With the little free time he has,
Curry "tries to stay

I spend time
with my
who he said
S are "getting
grown on me."
The former
and music
MEEK lover is still
drawn to the
drums and will, from time to
time, "jump on the drums at
He "used to like to go to the
movies," but fellow movie-goers
would often solicit the opinion of
this effective Black leader on
important issues sometimes
during the film.
Curry will serve on the panel
for the Tavis Smiley's Covenant
with Black America town hall
meeting being held at New Birth
Baptist Church on Friday.

Lawmakers hope affordable housing bill will help ease housing crunch
BILL year. The last time every dollar price of homes has skyrocketed Florida's teachers. Lawmakers the citizens of Dade County tive in recruiting and retaining
continued from 1A raised was used was in 2002- in recent years making it diffi- have introduced approximately especially teachers. "They teachers. If you build it they wil
03. Since then the median price cult for low-income individuals, 30 bills addressing affordable (teachers] are the working poor," come."
uf nd It is close to a billion dol- of a single-family home has bal- teachers, police, nurses and housing for a range of groups she said. "I think it will be effec-

Housing advocates say all of
the $945 million should be allo-
cated to fund the creation of
affordable housing and not car-
ried over into the next fiscal

The bill also authorizes special
districts such as school districts
and fire districts to donate or
use their land for affordable
employee housing. The average

other 'essential service' workers
to make Florida home.
This is especially true for
teachers who make $6,000
below the national average. But,
it is not just a problem for

including workers, the poor and
the elderly.
State Rep. Dorothy Bendross-
Mindingall, D-Miami, said she is
optimistic the legislation will
provide much needed help for

Black men to hold government accountable

continued from 1A
because we recognize the
importance of supporting
young African-American male
In addition to Diggs' chal-
lenge, the group felt compelled
to action after reading a New
York Times article on recent
studies completed at some of
the country's top universities
that show the "huge pool of
poorly educated Black men are
becoming ever more discon-
nected from the mainstream
The group is adamant that
the Declaration is not an anti-
white approach, but a response
to an ongoing problem of
African-American men being
"underrepresented in spheres
of influence in institutions
throughout South Florida." The

Declaration states "we embrace
diversity and equal opportunity
but we do not apologize for
advocating on our behalf."
The Declaration has been
signed by 49 men. Among
them, is Basil Binns who
made an unsuccessful run for
the District 5 City of Miami
commission seat now held by
Michelle Spence-Jones.
Binns, aide to Commissioner
Johnny Winton, signed the
Declaration because "there
has been a lack of young Black
men represented throughout
education, business and gov-
Brian Clarke, former advisor
to Mayor Manny Diaz said
"this Declaration is important
because young African-
American men in Miami-Dade
County seem to be overlooked
S. .the truth is that many of
us are from here, have

attained professional and
graduate degrees then
returned here and it's now
time to push these entities to
recognize and include us."
Tony E. Crapp, Jr. serves as
Chief of Staff to Commissioner
Tomas Regalado. Crapp said
he signed the Declaration
because "the issues of leader-
ship, employment and empow-
erment are growing topics of
conversation among young
Black men and national stud-
ies show that there is a critical
need for meaningful dialogue
to address this issue."
Brian Dennis is the Founder
of Brothers of the Same Mind,
a grassroots organization cre-
ated to support ex-felons as
they attempt to re-enter socie-
ty as productive citizens.
Dennis supports the
Declaration but also recog-
nizes that Black men from all

walks of life and educational
backgrounds must be afforded
a fair opportunity at leader-
ship roles.
Dennis said "The Miami
Times was right to ask where
are our leaders? I take it a
step further to ask what is it
that makes a leader. We have
incredible examples in Leroy
Jones, an ex-felon who has
grown NANA (Neighborhoods
and Neighbors Association)
into a phenomenal success."
In considering the most
effective strategy to improve
the lot of Black men in
Florida, Williams concluded
that "picketing and singing
Negro spirituals are over." The
Declaration, he said, is "the
right thing to do."
SFor more information or. to
signthe .ecaration, contact
Williams at 305-733-1 21, -

Covenant town hall meeting at New Birth Friday

continued from 1A

expansion. The second leg of
the tour includes eight new
stops, beginning in Miami at
New Birth Baptist Church.
The selection of the mega-
church as the site for the town
hall meeting was an easy one.
The church, led by its charis-
matic pastor, Bishop Victor T.
Curry, hosted Smiley's 2004
State of Black America forum.
Curry is honored to host the
forum. "Tavis called us...he

knew that we were on board
with what he is doing..."said
The first leg of the tour
included stops in St. Louis,
New York, Atlanta, Memphis,
Los Angeles, Oakland and San
Francisco. Smiley has facilitat-
ed the forums to standing room
only crowds at every stop. The
town hall meetings feature
small panel discussions with
notable Blacks like Princeton
professor and author, Cornel
West. Smiley points out that the
town hall meetings differ from

the nationally televised sympo-
siums in that the primary focus
of the town hall meetings is to
listen to the people.
The CWBA has not been
embraced by all Blacks. On the
Cybercast News Service web
site, Reverend Jesse Lee
Peterson said "there is no sep-
arate 'African-American' agen-
da." The founder of a group
that "rebuilds the family by
rebuilding the man," said only
rebuilding the family will

improve the situation in the
Black community and that "it's
time-out for Jesse Jackson,
Louis Farrakhan and Al
Sharpton." Peterson added
"most Blacks, but not all, are
suffering, not because of
racism but because of a lack of
moral values."
The town hall meeting begins
at 7 p.m. is free and open to
the public. New Birth Baptist
Church is located at 13500
N.W. 22 Avenue.


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New Artworks Celebr
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Many of these murals,
er, nine years after
death are at risk of being
the ravages of time. Son
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Some have simply been
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is Oscar's portrait of
County Commissioner I
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which has been bri
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ral Arts For inlor-
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ate A 305-636-2331.
mi This is a worthy beginning, as
still other murals remain also in
howev- need of repair and preservation,
Oscar's particularly those along Dr. MLK
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ne have and endangered of these is
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Annual of Dr. King and the Human
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with a closing reception at which
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The Calabash Visual Arts
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Revveend Dr. Joaquin Willis,
pastor; Dr. Enid C. Pinkney.
former president and members
of the Church of the
Open Door presented
The South Florida
Chapter of the United
Black Christians of the
United Church of
Christ Annual Amistad
Worship Service and
Recognition Ceremony
of graduates from FIE
Dillard, Fisk,
Hampton, Houston-Tillotson,
Howard and Talladega, last
week, to a filled edifice.
Reverend Valentino Lassiter
was the guest minister and
speaker from the Eastview
United Church of Christ in
Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition to the commemo-
rative service, recognition was
given to the Honorable Judge
John D. Johnson, the second
Black judge in Miami-Dade
County from 1955-59 and the
City of Miami Municipal Court.
According to Dr. Dorothy J.
Fields, founder of Black
Archives, her uncle, Judge
Johnson, was the youngest of
seven children born to

Bahamian immigrants Samuel
D. and Ida Ellen Roberts
He grew up in
Miami and graduated
from Booker T.
Washington in 1931.
He furthered his educa-
tion by graduating from
West Virginia and
obtaining a law degree
from Howard
ULDS University. During his
interim at West
Virginia, he was president of
the Historical Society;
a member of the school
newspaper and debate
team; and host for the
visitation of Dr. Carter
G. Woodson, who is
known as the 'Father of
Black History.' He
returned to Miami and ,_
involved himself in JOY
improving conditions
by using his legal mind.
The next honoree was
Josephine Hall, co-owner of
Hall, Ferguson and Hewitt
Mortuary; graduate of
Hampton University; dialysis
nurse and instructor at Miami
Skill Center, Miami Lakes

Technical; and the wife of
Milton Hall with whom she
has three children,
eleven grands and
three great grands.
Hall is the first Black
to serve on the Board of
Directors for the
American Heart
Association. She is an
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Chapter of the Daughter of the
King; co-founder and president
of the Caring Hearts Guild; vice
president of the Episcopal
Church Women; a member of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and
Top Ladies of Distinction; and
an involved retiree.
Honoree Jacquelyn A. Pugh
received her degree from
Dillard University and
began working
as a teacher at
Lake Shore Jr.
High in Belle
Glade. She
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in the Domestic
Peace Corps in
Gilroy, Ca. WOo
VER working with
school dropouts.
She found her gift for work-
ing with adjudicated youth in
Kent County and then brought
her program to the University
of Miami, where she rehabili-
tated many youths from ages
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(Family Intervention Human Resources. She used
ty Program). She is rec- her expertise planning confer-
ognized by Tom ences, conventions, etc.
Joyner's Foundation Bellamy chaired numerous
and is presently serv- boards from the Urban League
ing as Program and Black Archives; was lead
Administrator for the coordinator of Delta
Juvenile Assessment Leadership Academy; received
Center (JAC) in Miami. extraordinary awards; and is
Honoree Ellen married to Greg Bellamy.
Tucker graduated from Together they have
Talladega College. She Gregory, a senior at
was born in Tuskegee University ..
field, Massachusetts and Evan, a senior at ,
me to Miami where her Gulliver Preparatory
Frances Tucker, was who signed a football
al of Coconut Grove scholarship intent let-
itary and George W. ter to Florida State
School. University. All of them
became a member of attend Second Baptist F. TU

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority in
1948 and then graduated and
enrolled in Atlanta University
in 1950. She found her gifts
working in the
Children Service
Bureau; founded the
Church of the Open
Door and became the
first church school
Honoree Angela R.
Bellamy, retired exec-
)DSON utive administrator for
the City of Miami,
graduated from Fisk
University, Vanderbilt,
Harvard University and
International Personnel
Management. She came back
home and ascended the execu-
tive stairs by becoming the
first Black appointed Assistant
City Manager and director of

Church of Richmond
Honoree Pastor Lydia R.
Goodin, announcer for
WMBM, who repeats daily,
"the station which puts Jesus
first," was born in Ft. Pierce,
Florida. She graduated from
Lincoln High School,
Bethune-Cookman and Nova
University with an
emphasis on choral
music, gospel and
Her legacy includes
ministering to Winnie
Mandela and Senator
Carol Mosley-Braun;
announcing on the
Bobby Jones Gospel McWI
Show; working with BET
establishing Gosplosion; .
receiving the WMBM Spirit
Award and Delores 'Sugar'

Poindexter Award; the James
Cleveland Announcer's Guild
and maintaining a solid family
through God.
Goodin's daughter, LaTshia
was told she would not live to
be 12. Now, she is 27. Other
members of her family include
LeMoyne Terrell and four
grands: Younique, LeJani,
Josiah and LeMoyne
Jr. During the day she
...' reads to students at
MacArthur North and
provides inspiration on
the radio to home-
bound workers.


AARP Northwest
Chapter 4686 has

installed new officers includ-
ing: Elaine Manuel
Symonette, president; Lillie
Williams, first vice president;
and Gladys Mitchell, second
vice president.
Congratulations to the newly
installed officers!
The ceremony took place
February 14 and was
presided over by
Judge Shirlyon
McWhorter of the
County Court,
Miami-Dade County.
Assistant Pastor
George Styles of
Jesus People
HJORTER Ministries Church
International admin-
istered prayer.
Outgoing president, Lenora
Lamb, did an excellent job.

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By Melissa N. Brown
S.Miami Times Staff Writer

Kenny Burns and Ryan Glover, the faces
behind one of hip hop's most fashion forward
men's clothing lines, RyanKenny, say they
"are at "war," battling to free the hip-hop
clothing industry from the fashion mundane.
~ ence, the inspiration for their Fall 2006 col-
lection the Civil War. The
i collection debuted last week
S during Miami Fashion week.
The theme of their Fall
2006 line 'revolution' was
made palpable by modern,
clean adaptations of Civil
War era clothing. The collec-
tion included beautifully tai-
lored dark blue coats
inspired by the frock coats
worn by Civil War soldiers,
Army green and pumpkin
orange shirts with Civil War
chevrons stitched on the
sleeve and a gray and black
fleece jacket featuring a Civil
War print, which paid homage to Black sol-
diers who fought in the war.
Never ones to shy away from color, the col-
lection incorporated muted yet still vibrant
colors keeping in line with autumn's natural
palate. The collection, which was more dress
down than dress up, also featured well-fitting
jeans that would make any mother proud.
In an industry saturated with baggy jeans
and oversized T shirts, RyanKenny offers a
Refreshing alternative sophisticated clothes
that fit well, accentuating the male body.
Known for their French-cuff button down

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BET Spring Bling here last weeIend

Isheka Harrison

Last weekend, Miami wel-
comed one of the hottest cele-
brations of the year. BET's
Spring Bling '06 did the right
thing when it made the smart
decision to head to our magic
city. Boasting sexy celebrities
and fans alike, this year's spe-
cial was a huge success.

From March 24-26, Miami
mingled with some of the
music industry's finest. People
like T.I., Bobby Valentino,
Ludacris, Kelly Rowlandson,
LL Cool J, Nick Cannon,
Christina Milian and Keyshia
Cole were just a few of the
celebs that dropped in to join
the fun.
Miami's own Smitty, Uncle
Luke, Pitbull, Pretty Ricky,

Rick Ross, T-Pain, Trick
Daddy and Trina taught our
guests the true meaning of
Miami Heat in the Miami
Madness segment of the show.
With contests, giveaways,
hot performances and even
hotter after parties, Miami's
spring season is off to a great
start. We're looking forward to
having an even better time
next year!

shirts and diamond cuff links, RyanKenny is
more distinguished gentleman than thug, giv
ing hip-hop a much needed make over.
RyanKenny's success can attributed to its
diverse celebrity following. Fans of the cloth-
ing line include Usher, Common, Jimmy
Fallon, Jay-Z, Ashton Kutcher, Jamie Foxx,
Nick Lache and Agent 007 himself, Pierce
Their rise to the top has not
/ been a crystal stair. "We don't
consider ourselves an urban
label," Glover said. "They look at
us as urban because we're Black.
We're multicultural."
"Being Black and not gay has
been controversial," Burns
a added. "We're pioneers. Hopefully
other talented Black designers
will get inspired."
The company has experienced a
swift and impressive rise since
its launch in 2003, garnering a
multimillion dollar deal with
fashion giant, Romar Group.
Romar Group, the largest minori-
ty-owned and controlled apparel and promo-
tional marketing company in the nation,
works with media and apparel leaders such
as Time-Warner, Wal-Mart and Walt Disney.
The duo say they foresee the line eventually
expanding into areas such as home design -
foreign territory for the hip-hop clothing
"We look at this as something that will be
everlasting; not a trend," said Glover.
RyanKenny clothes are currently carried in
Macy's, Nordstroms and Parisian. For more
information, visit

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The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County's
official economic development partnership, works
to create jobs in our community. The organiza-
tion does so by assisting companies with their
relocation and expansion needs. Companies
recently assisted by The Beacon Council include:
-American Medical Engineering
- Cigarette Racing Team
- Leasa Industries
- Mr. Miami Bottles
With the support of your Miami-Dade County
elected leaders, these companies are retaining
more than 100 existing jobs and creating more
than 130 new jobs. As a result, more than $6 mil-
lion will be invested into our urban communities.
The Beacon Council also assists companies
in targeted industries such as aviation and bio-
Recently, The Beacon Council helped companies
such as:
- Avborne Heavy Maintenance
- Miami Executive Aviation
- Mason Vitamins
- Miami Tech Line Maintenance
The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County
assisted them with relocation and expansion in
urban areas and in the Enterprise Zone. These
companies are working to create approximately
500 new jobs and invest more than $16 million in
our community.
The Beacon Council stands committed to
helping in the retention and creation of jobs, and.
assisting businesses expand and relocate to
Miami-Dade County's urban areas. They do this
by promoting the many advantages of doing busi-
ness here, which includes various business
incentive programs, a favorable tax structure,
and, much more.

The Beacon Council also provides a number
of free and confidential services to companies
interested in relocating or expanding in Miami-
Dade. These services include:
- Market Research and Demographics
- Business Costs Information
- Site Selection Assistance
- Permitting Facilitation
- Access to Labor Training
- Access to Financial and Incentive
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Declaration to the South Florida Business

and Political Community and Educational Institutions

We, the undersigned, are progressive, socially conscious young
African American men who are emerging leaders in the private and
public sector and our community at large in South Florida. While
there are a few examples of African American males who have
ascended to leadership positions in the public and private sector and
education, we are very troubled by the low number of African
American males in upper level management atthese institutions in
South Florida.
The strength of an institution's relationships with communities of
color is directly connected to its relationship with its employees from
communities of color. Poor retention of these employees results in
loss of market capitalization, efficiency and replacement costs.
Indeed, there is also another, more obvious economic reality that
these institutions must recognize the household income of people
of color is increasing exponentially according to recent census data.
Yet, African American men are simply not provided meaningful lev-
els of responsibility, opportunities for professional and career devel-
opment or management training at these institutions to enable them
to rise up the ranks and contribute to organizational success.
We challenge decision makers and gatekeepers in the private and
public sector and our educational institutions to develop specific pro-
grams to identify, recruit, train, retain and promote African American
males into middle management and upper level management posi-
tions within their organizations.
We are mindful of the New York Times, March 20th article which
discussed recent studies by experts at Harvard, Columbia and
Princeton which show that that the huge pool of poorly educated
Black men are becoming ever more disconnected from the main-
stream society. Even in an era of unprecedented national economic
growth, these Black men suffer from relentless unemployment and
increasing high school dropout rates.
So we recognize that this African American male crisis extends from
the corporate boardrooms and upper level management to the wash-
rooms and the decreasing number of blue collar jobs.
We embrace diversity and equal opportunity but we do not apolo-
gize for advocating on our behalf. We are merely responding to an
ongoing problem African American men are underrepresented in

spheres of influence in institutions throughout South Florida.
Indeed, there is an incredible pool of talented African American men
who have the skill set to succeed in a challenging, sophisticated,
multicultural environment. We are not hard to find.
We ask other people of good will to join us in creating an environ-
ment where companies and organizations value their African
American male employees and their contributions to organizational

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Reebok recalls 300,000 bracelets

Juanna Graham holds a photo of her 4-year-old son, Jarnell
Brown, who died of lead poisoning after reportedly swallow-
ing a charm bracelet that was included with a pair of Reebok
shoes, in Minneapolis, last Thursday.The government said that
Reebok is recalling 300,000 of the children's charm bracelets,
bearing heart-shaped charms engraved with the "Reebok"
name.The bracelets contain high levels of lead, the Consumer:
Product Safety Commission said. The Hennepin County
Medical Examiner said Brown died Feb. 22 at Children's
Hospital of acute lead poisoning after reportedly swallowing .
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New Orleans election is a setup

continued from 3A

Senator Fields has found that
some of these stations did not
exist as functional sites. This
means that voters cannot vote
from these phantom sites, but
that votes could be placed there
by possibly surreptitious means.
Third, the list of eligible voters
scattered throughout the nation
was given to the Louisiana
Secretary of State, but withheld
from candidates seeking public
office entitled to the information
so that they can communicate
with potential voters.
The result is that many citi-
zens do not even know there will
be an election. Furthermore, the
first time many of those who
have prepared to vote will know
whom to vote for is when they
see the ballot. Thus, they must
cast their vote under circum-
stances of imperfect or no -
information. What kind of dem-
ocratic political process is that?
Section 2 of the Voting Rights
Act says, in effect, that the Black
vote cannot be diluted. However,
the process of absentee voting
alone may dilute the vote of
Blacks and everyone else. First,
you must write the city election
board for an absentee ballot, fill
it out and mail it back. Because
of the changes in addresses and
mail stations caused by the
damage, these two mailings can
be delayed up to two weeks, a
delay, that alone may disenfran-
chise voters.
Vote dilution could also occur
because state law requires first-
time voters to register in person.
Therefore, if someone wants to
vote for the first time and they
have been sent out of the state
because of the hurricane, com-
ing back to register in person
amounts to a modern poll tax,
an exorbitant expense for
attempting to exercise the right
to vote, much worse than the old
poll tax of $2.50.
It gets worse.
If you get a ballot to be execut-
ed by absentee vote, because of
the avalanche of candidates
seeking to replace Mayor Nagin
and others, the ballot is expect-
ed to be approximately 25 pages
long. Of course, a ballot 25
pages long is a recipe for vote
dilution, because many people,
rather than struggling through
it, will throw it in the trash or

procrastinate until it is too late
to send it back.
Although my eyesight is not
what it used to be, I still know a
rat when I see one and this rat
has been arranged to exclude
tens of thousands of Black vot-
ers in order to turn the city of
New Orleans back over to the
city with a White majority. So,
the question is whether the civil
rights community, well-intended
though it may be, should coop-
erate with this racist political
I know it's hard. We've all been
taught to vote, almost under any
and all circumstances. But that
is something that has been diffi-
cult for me to do, because there
comes a time and a circum-
stance when there are larger
issues. Here, there is the issue
of the integrity of the Voting
Rights Act itself, which is at
stake, at a time when we are
fighting for its reauthorization.
Should we approve of the kind of
reauthorization that violates the
Act; should we not fight for pre-
clearance by the Justice
Department; or should we hold
fast to the standard of justice

expected by those who fought
for it in the first place? I say hold
Most important, should we be
complicit in helping to sell the
victims of Katrina down the river
again, by urging them to partic-
ipate in an election that will vio-
late the very spirit of democracy
represented by their numbers?
There can be no justice election
under the present circum-
stances and those who would
retake the city of New Orleans
have designed an election to
ensure that outcome. By
protesting this vote, at every
step, we are on the right side of
history, the Voting Rights Act
and justice for the victims of
Ron Walters is the
Distinguished Leadership
Scholar, Director of the African
American Leadership Institute
and Professor of Government
and Politics at the University of
Maryland College Park. His lat-
est books are: White Nationalism,
Black Interests (Wayne State
University Press) and Freedom is
Not Enough, (Rowman and




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Inside Man

By Kimberly Grant
Special to the Times

Not your average Spike Lee
joint. My first thought upon
seeing Inside Man was: "This
was directed by Spike Lee?"
For some reason, Lee has
decided to forego the usual
plight of the Black community
and come up with something
that was not only brilliant, but
quite funny.
In a story of "how did they do
that?" And, "Oh, I get it."
Detectives Keith Frazier
(Denzel Washington) and Bill
Mitchell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) try
to solve a caper of a bank rob-
bery. Frazier's statement,
"this ain't no bank robbery"
sums up the movie best. But
why, you ask? You'll have to
watch the movie to find that
However, I will tell you read-
ers this: writer Russell Gewirtz
did a great job planning out
the perfect bank robbery,
which if you think about it,
wasn't that clever. It was all a
matter of putting together facts
that don't always mesh well
with each other. It's simple
genius in its sincerest form.
Just don't go trying it on your
own. I hear it's against the
My favorite parts of the

movie are, of course, the funny
ones. Be sure to look out for
the rantings of a Middle
Eastern man that poke fun at
post 9/11 America. And, Don
Russell (Clive Owen), a.k.a. the
bank robber himself, doling
out morality is comedic genius
and timing. Basically, movie-
goers, like myself, will enjoy
the funny pop culture refer-
ences and not feel bad about it
The best parts of this film are

didn't get enough face time on
the camera was Mitchell.
Ejiofor, also known as "Britain's
first black movie star", is rising
to the top and we should all
take notice. He may not have
been in many blockbusters, but
his quiet talent and sophistica-
tion is what makes him a
favorite in my book. Those
smoky eyes. The way he speaks
eloquently. And the.......oh,
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Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) ponder the

not necessarily things that
would wow an audience. The
comedy and plot line is simple,
yet strong. The way the charac-
ters interact with each other
and seemingly go from bad to
good and vice versa is a great
mirror of how we as humans are
in our daily lives. And, it makes
for a very interesting movie.
My favorite character who

As per the usual, Denzel gave
a stellar performance as not
only a hostage negotiator, but a
smooth as a tack man who
always gets the job done. He's
funny, arrogant, and the kind of
guy who has probably been
slapped by a few women.
All in all, it was a great movie.
Although, I am scratching my
head at the R rating.


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Phenomenal women who served as cafeteria managers

"Calling all women! Calling all working women! Calling all women! Calling all phenomenal women who have paved the

way and saved the day ....and planned the meals .... not on wheels. But managed a cafeteria without basic rules .... in our

schools ... And ... successfully served a balanced diet, using 'mother's wit.' During the 50s and throughout the 80s and

never dared to quit. Calling all women! Calling all women! Calling all phenomenal women!"

By Maud P. Newbold

As we celebrate Women's
History Month to the theme of:
"Women: Builders of
Communities & Dreams," let us
reflect on the lives of women in
our community who served as
cooks and Cafeteria Managers
during the dark, segregated
years. Let us reflect on the
women who worked from their
homes, preparing sandwiches,
ordering cartons of milk and
maintaining the count of hun-
dreds of children with whom they
fed on a daily basis. And guess
what? There were no cafeterias
from which to serve the children
during the 30s and 40s. But there
were phenomenal women who
have helped to build our commu-
nities by planning and creating
nutritious and balanced meals for
our children without planned
weekly menus during the early
years. One name in particular
was Mrs. Raul Ramos who
resided on First Place and served
the students of Phillis Wheatley.
This week, for your reading
enjoyment, added with a little bit
of Miami's Black History, let's find
out about two of our community's
'phenomenal' women who were
pioneers in the profession as
'Cafeteria Managers' during the
mid 50s.

n an exclusive interview
with Naomi Shorter Davis
I Porter, the oldest daughter
of the late Mrs. Louise Bell
Shorter, she stated it all began
many, many years ago when
Mrs. Shorter worked as the cook
for the Palot family on Miami
Beach. "Our family lived in
Liberty City and our grandmoth-
er, Mrs. Rosa Brown, lived in
Overtown. Each morning, my
mom and the three of us (her sis-
ters) would catch a bus to my
grandmother's home where she
kept us until mom completed
her day's work. After dropping

us off to grandmother's, mom
would catch another bus to
Miami Beach. Her full day con-
sisted of cooking and serving
dinner for the Palot family and
then cleaning the Palot's
kitchen. Then the process
reversed on the buses as she
picked us up to go home. The
bus to the beach stopped near
my grandmother's house, in
front of the 'old' School Board
Building, located on northwest
Third Avenue and Fourth Street.
One morning, tired of the gruel-
ing routine, that my mom and
the three of us endured daily,
shelll decided, rather than catch
the bus, [she] went inside the
School Board Building and
applied for the only available
position: assistant cook at
Liberty City Elementary. She
accepted on the spot, although it
paid less than she was making
at the Palot's. But, she said that
she was "tired of putting the
Palot's children to bed at a rea-
sonable hour and having to wake
her children up to catch a bus to
go home and put them to bed at
a much later time at night. Mom
soon learned to drive, bought her
a car and a new career was
In 1953, Mrs. Shorter began
working as a cook's assistant at
Liberty City Elementary School.
She then became a cook at
Holmes Elementary School.

Mrs. Shorter was promoted as
Cafeteria Manager in 1959 and
assigned to Rainbow Park
Elementary and subsequently
transferred to Orchard Villa
Elementary School where she
retired in 1980. Mrs. Shorter
and other Negro cafeteria man-
agers took 'in service' training
sessions that were organized by
Mrs. Maude K. Reid, who was
the Supervisor of the Negro
Cafeteria Workers. They learned
about nutrition, safety, health,
sanitary conditions, manage-
ment procedures and budget

training. Because of Mrs. Reid,
other cafeteria workers, man-
agers and Mrs. Shorter, the Dade
County School Food Service
Association was formed. This
organization provided them
with a network to learn from
each other; a source of help
when needed; a forum for pro-
fessionalization practices and a
medium for them to enjoy each

other as colleagues. Mrs. Shorter
was very active in the life of this
organization, serving as presi-
dent several times and was
instrumental in the local organi-
zation joining the state group.
Mrs. Vicey James, Jacksonville's
prototype to Maude Reid, and
Mrs. Shorter became close
friends and worked together to
make the Florida School Food
Association a viable group on the
national level.

Mrs. Shorter made her menus
for the coming week on
Wednesdays. She knew what'her
school family liked and what
they would eat. She very seldom
followed the 'suggestions' from
downtown. She and the cook
would make sure the food was
tasty and nutritious. Mrs.
Shorter had the talent, skill and
ability to take a recipe for 10 or
less and figure out the propor-
tions to multiply the ingredients
for 500 or more . and the
reverse. Her math skills were

phenomenal... having no "formal
academic training." Mrs. Shorter
was quite unique in many ways.
She would often say, "you eat

with your eyes
first." That was
her mantra in her kitchen at
school and at her home. She
made sure her children's food
was not only nutritious and
good, but the food had to look
appetizing on the plate. Mrs.
Shorter could taste commercial
and/or restaurant food dishes
and determine their ingredients.
She also could develop a recipe
for that dish with adaptations to
accommodate her school and
personal family's taste. This phe-
nomenal woman had her own
version of ranch salad dressing
long before it became commer-
cially-popular or available. In
fact, she always thought the bot-
tle in the store, came from her

The tough, but fair boss, came
to work early and worked dili-
gently. She expected her workers
to do the same. She quoted that:
"They played at play time and
worked at work time." Her staff
celebrated births, weddings,
christenings, their children's

accomplishments and church
activities together. They took
pride in doing a good job and
producing a good product. Mrs.
Shorter encouraged her people
to "test their wings and fly." She
promoted and pushed them out
when she felt they were talented
and ready to leave their comfort
zone to become managers. Some
of them included: Ms. Esterlene
Colebrook and Ms. Carrie
Perkins to Nathan B. Young
Elementary and Ms. Eddie Lee
Smith to J.R.E. Lee and Dunbar
Elementary Schools.

Mrs. Louise Shorter was mar-
ried to Mr. Eddie Lee Shorter,
who worked as a night custodian
at Miami Northwestern Senior
High School. The couple raised
seven outstanding children: Lt.
Col. (Ret.) M. Herman Bell,
Career Army; Naomi Davis
Porter, MDCPS Career Educator
(Ret.); Nina S. Parker, Southern
Bell Co./Technician (Ret.); Rosa
S. Harvey-Pratt, MDCPS,
Director, Teacher Education
Center; Bernice E. Shorter-
Meares, Regional Pharmacy
Manager, North Broward
Hospital District; E. Bernard
Shorter, Salesman and Arlester
J. Shorter I, MDHA,
Procurement Specialist.
The late Mrs. Louise Shorter
was an active member of Greater
Bethel AME Church, member of
Zeta Amicae of Greater Miami
(honored as "Amicae of the year;"
Zeta Phi Beta's "National Amicae
of the Year," posthumously);
Dade County School Food
Association, State of Florida
Food Association and National
School Food Association.
The Miami-Dade Community
Salutes (posthumously) Mrs.
Louise B. Shorter, a
'Phenomenal Woman' who has
made an impact in the lives of
many students and teachers for
many years.

M rs. Mary Taylor
Albury-Ferrell, a
native of Key West,
came to the City of Miami at
the age of seven with her
Bahamian parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Hartman Taylor. She
attended the public schools in
Dade County and subse-
quently became the first
Black to manage the cafeteria
at Orchard Village
Elementary in 1959.

From 1949 1959, Mrs.
Mary Albury Ferrell worked
as the cook at Liberty City
Elementary School. During
the good 'ole days at Liberty
City Elementary, Mrs. Ferrell
enjoyed cooking barbeque pig
feet, steamed cabbage, maca-
roni and cheese, oven fried
chicken and corn bread to the
delight of the students as well
as the teachers and staff.
By 1959, Mrs. Ferrell was
quite ready to become a
Cafeteria Manager based on
her experiences as an out-
standing cook for ten years
and her ability in planning
the school's monthly menus
until the School Board hired
a Director of Nutrition. The
ambitious Mrs. Ferrell served
ten successful years as the
Cafeteria Manager at Orchard
Villa Elementary School,
where she managed 58 cafe-
teria workers; completed
weekly time sheets and con-
tinued creating delicious and
nutritious meals that were
balanced for the students and
staff. From time to time, she
would add a Bahamian dish
of 'pigeon peas and rice' to
the menu. What a treat for

the entire school!

Our energetic, forceful and
yet meek Mary Albury Ferrell
was tapped to be trained as a
manager of satellite schools
in the county. She attended
regular meetings with the
satellite managers to prepare
her for the next challenge in
her career. She served as
Manager of the following
satellite schools: Douglas
McArthur and Arcola Lake
Elementary. In 1969, she

integrated the ('all white')
kitchen at Central High
School, coming in with a
"take-charge" attitude and
using diplomacy in order to
get things accomplished on a
positive note for the good of
the school. As the Satellite
Manager, Mrs. Ferrell han-
dled all transactions and had
the authority to 'hire and fire'
the food handlers and other
workers on site. However,
Mrs. Ferrell utilized several
strategies to assist her co-
workers with their problems

in an effort to avoid dismiss-
ing them from their jobs.
Mrs. Albury Ferrell worked
for 34 years in the Dade
County Public School system,
retiring in June of 1981.
Following retirement, she
became a paraprofessional at
Van E. Blanton Elementary
School where she enjoyed
working inside of the class-
rooms with the students and

teachers. But
.wait! She still
had the opportunity to share
her favorite dishes on special
occasions with the students
and staff. (The menu proba-
bly included, but not limited
to: potato salad, macaroni
and cheese, pigeon peas and
rice, fried chicken, string
beans and peach cobbler for
dessert. Oops! Don't forget
the iced tea.)

Serving as the Satellite

Manager gave Mrs. Albury
Ferrell the opportunity to
train and encourage many
satellite assistants to advance
to the position as satellite
managers. Two among many
were Mrs. Lillie Davis and
Mrs. Ernestine Ross.

The mother of three sons:
Thomas Leo Albury Jr. (retired
educator), Vincent Albury
(retired custodian) and
Richard 'Floyd' Albury
(deceased), along with five
granddaughters and ten
great-grands. Mrs. Mary
Albury Ferrell always bragged
about them. She was married
and widowed twice to the late
Thomas Leo Albury, Sr. and
the late Booker T. Ferrell
respectively. As a cradle
Episcopalian, Mrs. Ferrell has
always been actively involved
in the life of the church. As a
faithful and devoted parish-
ioner of the Church of the
Incarnation, she participates
as a member of Saints Ann
and Margaret Guilds and the
Church Retiree Group. She
has received many awards for
her untiring service to the
church. Her father, the late J.
Hartman Taylor, spearheaded
the drive for the establish-
ment of the Church of the
Incarnation in 1949.
Congratulations to Mrs.
Mary Albury Ferrell for her
contributions to the Dade
County Public Schools as an
outstanding Cafeteria
Manager. Mrs. Albury Ferrell is
indeed a Phenomenal Woman!

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Debbie Allen speaks at the launch of the "Be Powerful"
Campaign on the campus of Howard University in
Washington, DC, Tuesday, March 21. The Campaign,
sponsored by Pfizer, seeks to encourage Blacks to take
control of their health and to raise awareness about eth-
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Salmon with Cherry Chipotle Sauce
1 teaspoon butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon all purpose flour
2/3 cup Tart Is Smart(r) tart cherry juice
1-1/2 teaspoons honey
1 clove garlic, minced (1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobo
sauce (1 small chile)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
2 salmon fillets (6-8 oz. each, 1-inch thick)
2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon tequila (optional)

Healthy Recipe

Stir together butter and flour; set aside.
Combine tart cherry juice. honey, garlic, chipotle, salt and cumin
in small, shallow dish. Add salmon fillets; let stand at room temper-
ature 10 to 15 minutes to marinate, turning once. Preheat broiler
and spray broiler pan and rack with non-stick cooking spray.
Remove salmon fillets from marinade. Reserve 1 tablespoon
marinade for basting. Broil salmon about 11 minutes, turning once
and basting with reserved marinade, until cooked throughout.
While salmon is broiling, transfer remaining marinade to 8-
inch skillet. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stir-
ring often, until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 6 minutes. Reduce
heat to low. Stir in butter-flour paste, cook, stirring constantly,
until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in cilantro and
tequila (or 1 teaspoon additional tart cherry juice if not using
tequila); cook. stirring constantly, about 30 seconds.
Transfer salmon to serving plates; spoon cherry chipotle
sauce on top and serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
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Faithful women of God

Since this is the last
Wednesday in March, I would
be remiss not to write about a
great woman in the Bible to
honor Women's History Month.
T Actually, the woman is really
two women, and though they
are great women, I am willing
to bet that most people have
never heard of them. Their
names are Shiphrah and Puah
and the few lines there are

about them can be found in
As you read this account, you
will see that these women were
of a very noble position they
were midwives. In Biblical
days, as in modern times, mid-
wifery was an important profes-
sion. But these midwives were
given very special instructions,
They could allow the girl babies
to live, but not the boys. These


I repent

Someone once said that sorry
seems to be the hardest word.
As I have matured in life I've
discovered that while sorry may
be the hardest word; repen-
tance must be the most misun-
derstood! This word repent
appears over thirty times in the
scriptures and each instant
affords us the opportunity to
get a better understanding of
its' true meaning. The diction-

There will be a town hall
f meeting for District 5 and
members of the community
with school board member
Frank J. Bolanos on March 29
at 6:30 p.m. at Paul W. Bell
SMiddle School.
The Miami Parliamentary
SLaw Unit will have a workshop
Son April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion or to RSVP, call 305-754-
1300 or 305-754-6383.,

There will be an Old Time
Riders Reunion at the D&T
Restaurant and Lounge on
April 1. For more information
on events and times, call 305-

Florida Memorial
University will host a five day
Spring Break Day Camp,. April
10 14 for boys and girls ages
10-18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call
Coach Reggie Thomas at 954-
665-9372 or Coach Kenny
Bellinger at 305-626-3165.

Operation Turnaround is
hosting its monthly
Community Task Force on
April 20 at 9 a.m. with commu-
nity and government represen-
tatives. For more information,
please call Pastor Anthony
Dawkins at 305-962-3517 or

Miami Art Museum is host-
ing a free family festival, April 8

ary has defined this word
repent as to feel regret about
what one has done or failed to
do. I somewhat disagree! I
repent; I am more persuaded
that to repent has so much
more to do with doing than it
has to do with saying. Today we
live in a world where there is so
much said and very little done.
Please understand that while
repentance involves confession,

from 1-4 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-375-3000.
The Minority Chamber of
Commerce and Wal-Mart
Department Store will hold a
Veterans Celebration/Job Fair
on April 8 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. For more information, call
There will be a Candlelight
Memorial Service on April 4
at 6 p.m. For more informa-
tion, please call 305-757-7652.

Florida Memorial
University's School of
Education will have a
Women's History Month
Campus Celebration on March
29 at 11 a.m. For more infor-
mation, call Dr. Gwendolyn
Robinson at 305-623-4292.
Florida Memorial
University invites you to its
second annual Faculty State
Senate Conference 2006 on
March 31 at 10 a.m.

Neighbor to Family is seek-
ing professional foster parents.
For more information, please
call 786-433-4731.
The Miami Children's
Chorus presents Rejoice in the
Spirit on April 2 at 5 p.m. at
the Lincoln Center. Admission
is free.
DHS-The Dade-Miami
Criminal Justice, Council is

women heard the instructions
and they apparently under-
stood quite clearly what was
expected of them. But I like
their response. Even now,
thousands of years later, we
can take the example of these
women when asked to perform
unpleasant tasks by our supe-
These women were ordered
by the ruler of the Jewish peo-
ple to kill the male babies.
They did not argue or hassle or
curse them. They simply went
their way and purposed in their
own minds what they would do.
The decision was really quite
easy for them. They were not
going to comply! They refused

it is not only limited to confes-
sion. It must include action! I
Many years ago, I found
myself involved in some behav-
ior which could have been
offensive towards my wife. It
was totally secret and definitely
private; absolutely no one knew
the details except those who
were directly involved. My
moves were undetected and
carefully mapped out. There
were a few problems however: 1)
I loved the Lord, 2) I loved my
wife and 3) I never wanted to
offend either one of them! I tried
speaking to a few trusted
friends about the situation and
their counsel was similar to a
lot of today's counsel: you're
okay, everybody has issues and

holding its third annual Youth
Gang Summit on March 31
from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the
Marjorie & William McDonald
There are scholarships
available for tourism and trav-
el students that are residents
of Miami Beach or graduates of
Miami Beach Senior High
School. The deadline to apply
is April 14. For more informa-
tion, call Maria Ruiz at 305-

Class Meetings
The Miami Central Senior
High Alumni Association
meets regularly on the 2nd and
4th Wednesdays each month.
The next meeting is April 12 at
7 p.m. in the school's auditori-
um. For more information, call
Renae at 954-439-5361 or
email Shopaholic769@(

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-

The Student Service
Department at Miami
Northwestern is hosting an
Alumni Career Day, April 21
beginning at 7:15 a.m. If you
are interested in taking part or
for more information, please
call William Brown at 305-836-
0991, ext. 2221.
The Miami Jackson class of
1976 is holding a reunion

to do as they were told. But yet
again, they employed wisdom
in handling this very difficult
situation. They did not tell the
ruler that they purposely did
not comply. When questioned
about the number of boy
babies being born, they simply
told the ruler that the Jewish
women managed to give birth
without their assistance. When
they were summoned to go to
the Jewish women to deliver
the baby, they found that the
babies were already born.
These women used wisdom,
discretion and tact in handling
a situation that could have
been lethal for the baby boys,
as well as themselves! I want

besides, nobody kndws so
you're okay. One of them cau-
tioned, "don't tell your wife, that
would be a definite no-no!" This
sort of counsel contradicted
everything I had ever seen in
God's word and though my
friends were very understand-
ing and accepting, God was still
offended, watching and desiring
that I repented. I had absolute-
ly no peace and additionally
found myself drifting further
away from God as a result of
this. This was a horrible time in
my life. I repented to God, con-
fessed to my wife and apolo-
gized to those who were
involved; I repented. Whew, I
was free!
In the Bible book of 2 Kings
verse 20 we find an awesome

meeting on March 30 at 7 p.m.
at the Omega Psi Phi Activity
Miami Central's Class of
1976 is having a class meeting
on April 4 from 7-8 p.m. at the
school. For more information,
call 786-419-5818.
The B.T.W class of 1961 will
sell dinners April 1 from 12-3
p.m. at Our Saviour 'Lutheran
Church. All proceeds go to the
B.T.W scholarship fund. For
more information, please call
The 1981 Classes of Miami
Jackson, Miami Central and
Miami Northwestern are com-
ing together as one to triple
their fun for their 25th High
School Reunion, June 4 11.

you to keep three things in
mind about these women.
First, while most people have
never heard of them, they were
extremely important in preserv-
ing the history of the Jewish
people, who are important to
God. Maybe most people have
never heard of you either, but I
am sure that you make an
important contribution to your
family, workplace, church and
community. You don't need the
applause or accolades of man
to be important to God.
Secondly, God always has a
plan. Even when evil plans rise
up against us, we must remem-
ber that nothing is a surprise to
God. He always has a ram in

picture of repentance. In this
passage we find King Hezekiah
sick unto the point of death and
the prophet Isaiah comes to pay
him a visit. The prophet Isaiah
tells Hezekiah set your house in
order because you're about to
die. The Bible tells us that
immediately Hezekiah begins, to
repent unto the Lord and in
verse three of chapter 20, he
prays: remember now O Lord
that I have walked before thee
in truth and with a whole heart,
and have done what is good in
thy sight, and Hezekiah wept
bitterly unto the Lord, he
repented! The passage contin-
ues by telling us that
Hezekiah's life was spared. God
healed him and granted him 15
more years to live because of his

For more information, please
call 305-769-2459.

The Miami Carol City High
School Class of 1971 will
attend worship service on April
23 at 9 a.m. at the Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of
Carol City and have a reunion
meeting on April 20 at 7 p.m.
at the school. For more infor-
mation, call Michael Stokes at

the bush. Puah and Shiphrah
were rams in God's bush for
the Jewish nation. And He will
use whomever He chooses to be
the rams.
Thirdly, God is a rewarder of
those who serve Him. He is
faithful to those who are faith-
ful to Him. According to the
Word, He blessed those women
with households. They were
not given households by their
fathers, husbands, brothers or
lovers, but by God. Take your
eyes off man and concentrate
on being obedient, faithful and
standing firm on God's Word
and you will be known in the
best place in town in the
favor of God!

repentance. Are you lengthen-
ing or shortening your life
because of non-repentance? I
Today it seems as if nobody
desires repentance. Our culture
has embraced the cover-up
method, while God still rewards
the repentant. Our culture pro-
motes keeping it on the 'down
dlw,' while God promotes a
repentant individual. Have we
in the church and religious
communities missed God? Have
we in our churches from leader-
ship to followship now become a
generation of cover-up special-
ists and silencers on sin? God
forbid; I repent!
"Don't shorten life: live life to
its'fullest by exercising a repen-
tant heart!"

305-625-9329 or Emma
Pringle at 305-620-7369.

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

Touch of God presents Azusa revisited

Touch of God Ministry,
Pastor Bernice Spann presents
Azusa Revisited. It will be a
night of Holy Ghost filled
preaching, healing, deliver-
ance, salvation and restora-
Come and be apart of this all
night, move of God with signs

and wonders on March 31
starting at 7 p.m.
The service will be hosted by
Apostle Sherron Parrish of the
Fountain of Life Cultural
Center, 16728 N.E. 6 Avenue
(next to Bally's Fitness Center
across from Krispy Creme

IIIll l
Faith Christian Centers
has Bible Study, Wednesdays
at 7 p.m. led by Dr. Cislin
Williams. For more informa-
tion, call 305-251-6828.
An House of Prayer for All
People, Inc., Apostle C.
Bender, pastor, will be having
"New Wine Spirit Intercessory
Prayer Services" on April 4 at
11 a.m. For more information,
please call 305-233-5144.
God Word God Way COGIC,
Elder Reginald Wilicerson, pas-
tor, invites you to worship the
Lord with us on April 2 at 4
p.m. For more information,
please call 786-258-1826.

Kingdom Seekers
Transportation is sponsoring
a trip to Juanita Bynum's
Threshing Floor Revival in
Atlanta, Georgia, April 5-8. For
more information, call
Bernadette Jones at 305-828-
The Youth and Young Adult
Women's (YAYAW) Ministry of
Faith Tabernacle Deliverance
Temple, Miami Shores, invites
you to an afternoon of praise,
worship and empowerment as
they celebrate their third
anniversary, April 2 at 4 p.m.
For more information, please
call 305-758-8819.
Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend Dr.

W.J. Carpenter, pastor, is cele-
brating our Pastor and First
Lady's 18th Pastoral
Anniversary on March 26. For
more information, please call
Open Air Outreach
Evangelism Ministry is hav-
ing a free mini seminar on How
to Share Christ. For more
information, please call
Evangelist Debbie at 305-898-
The Social Ministry of New
Providence Missionary
Baptist Church will be spon-
soring a trip to the Holy Land
Experience in Orlando,
Florida, April 22 and 29. For

more information, please call
305-830-2063 or 305-333-

Hosanna Praise
Evangelical Dance and
Drama, Inc. invites you to a
Dance-Plosion 2006, a
Liturgical Dance Technical
Workshop and Production,
March 31 April 1. For more
information, contact Minister
Noel Williams at 305-625-
4477 or email @hosan-

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-

Lenten series of service at St. Agnes

On Sunday, April 2, Service
V of the 37th Annual Joint
Lenten Series of Services will
be held at the Historic Saint
Agnes' Episcopal Church,
1750 NW 3 Ave, at 5 p.m.
The preacher is the Most
Reverend George Walter
Sands, Primate and
Metropolitan; of the African
Orthodox Church. You are
cordially invited to worship
and fellowship with us.
There is only one service in
the a.m. on Sunday, April 2,
Choral Eucharist with
Sermon 9 a.m.
Bishop Walter Sands

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
* Tuesday Talk with President/GM Bishop Victor T.
Curry. Tues 9:30am
* Spirit & Soul featuring:
SBusiness In The Black
SBusiness Showcase
SVictorious Life Management

SSister To Sister
SBrother To Brother
M-F at 2:00pm

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


]SB The Miami Times, March 29-April 4, 2006

Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

Inner city

youth attend

PGA 2006
Royal Academy of Miami stu-
dents from Allapattah Middle
School, Miami Edison Middle
School and Miami Edison
Senior High School participat-
ed in the PGA 2006 Ford
Championship Pro-Am
Opening at the Doral Golf and
Country Club Resort on March
1. The PGA and Ford gener-
ously donated tickets to Royal
This was an opportunity of a
lifetime for 120 inner city
youth to see some of the great-
est golfers including: Tiger
Woods, Phil Mickelson, Camilo
Villegas, David Toms, Fredrik
Jacobson, Lucas Glover, Tag
Ridings and Jerry Kelly.
Tiger Woods talked with the
youth, signed autographs and
took pictures with them on the

14th tee.
Royal Academy of Miami is a
subsidiary of the Little River
Historical Cultural and
Economic Development
Corporation. The organization
provides assistance to inner-
city youth in educational activ-
ities, life skills, mentoring pro-

grams, sports and cultural
arts. Most of these youth face
a life of impoverishment, sad-
.ness, crime and violence.
Royal Academy gives them
hope and redirects their lives
towards positive pursuits.
Kudos to Mark Zachary and
the South Chapter of the

South Florida Section of the
Professional Golfers
Association of America for
making this opportunity possi-
ble for Royal Academy. Other
sponsors include Chef Creole,
Johnny A. Gaspard, Opa-
locka/Hialeah Flea Market,
Please turn to PGA 21B

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appears in Intimate Apparel

Dorothy Morrison is presently
living her dream. She recently
retired from the Department of
Children and Families after 30
years in order to take her
career to the next level.
In 2002, Dorothy was nomi-
nated for a Carbonell Award for
the Actors' Playhouse produc-
tion of Proposals.
That same year, she appeared
at Gablestage 'in A Lesson
Before Dying, which won the
Carbonell for Best Play.
Other shows in which she has
appeared include: Showboat,
The Old Settler, Ain't
Misbehavin', The Miracle
Worker, Shakin' The Mess Outta
Misery, Hair, Carnival, The
Colored Museum and The Little
She has appeared in numer-
ous commercials and print,
and is featured in the movie,
Any Given Sunday.

Bishop Jones

has blown up
We at Faith Evangelistic
Praise and Worship
International Center, 7770
N.W. 23 Ave. would like to
thank the members and pas-
tors for celebrating our inter-
national Bishop D. N. Jones
17th Annual Anniversary
Appreciation on March 20th.
God has promoted her into
another dimension.

Dorothy Morrison

Dorothy and her sister, Betty
also sing with the Dave Nuby
When she isn't singing, acting
or auditioning, she works as a
substitute teacher for the
Broward County School Board.

Juanita Bynum threshing floor conference

The Threshing Floor
Conference bus to Altanta has
two seats left and one room left

in the Marriott Court Yard
Hotel. Please call 305-877-
0588 or 305-934-0319.

Family & Friendbs Day 200o6

Palm Surnday

Sunday, April 9,2006

Music Workshop

featuring Guest Clinician

Eler Moses Tyison, Jr. & Bro. James Dawkies

Thursday, April 6th Satmray, April sth
(Call the Church for More Information)

Resurrection SuMnday

SIntai, April 16, 2006 @ Snrise (6 am) &1 am1

James Dawkins, Jr. Two Special Messages
Minister of Music Resurrection Snbay Sunrise Service (6 am) f 11 Am1
& Christian Arts

740 NW 58th Stre
(305) 759-8875 Phone / (305) 751

v. Walt "Baby" Love
Guest Speaker

Inner city youth pose at PGA 2006 with Tiger Woods.


Prophetic revival at women's club R n l adrrr

International Prophet Henry
Walker is holding a Prophetic
Revival service Friday, April 7 at
7 p.m. at the RichmondHeights
Woman's Club, 14855S.W. 116
Ave in Richmond Heights,
The next services will be held
on Friday, May 5 and Friday,
June 12, at the same location.
Future monthly dates will be
Do you need a personal word
from God? Are you looking for
answers? Do you need encour-
agement? Do you need to be
healed or delivered? This service
is to get you stronger for your
Come on out and get your mir-

Prophet Henry Walker

acle! Prophet Walker is deter-
mined that you will be set free
and realize who you are in

Christ! Prophet Walker is an
anointed end time vessel, a dis-
cerner of the times and seasons!
Don't miss these services!
Directions: Florida's Turnpike
South to exit 16 (SW 152 St). At
light make a left (SW 117 Ave.).
Right on Lincoln Blvd. Right on
Bethune Dr. (First right Past
Bethel Full Gospel Church). The
Woman's Club is at the end of
the street on the right hand
Directions: Florida's Turnpike
North to exit 16 (SW 152 Street).
Cross over 152 Street and make
a right on Bethune Dr. The
Woman' s Club is the first build-
ing on the left. For further infor-
mation call 772-878-5779.

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93" Street Community
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93"' Street
Order of Services
7:30 a.m. Early Moming Wowship
II a.m...Morning Worship
Evening Worship
I st & 3rd Sunday .......6 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..7 p.m.
wcbsile: Citie.Iorg

Friendship Missionary
'Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58h Street
Miami, FL
Orlder Iof srvincs
Hour ofr rycr.........6:30 a.m..
lEarly Morning Wos.hip....7:310 a.m.
Sunday Scholliit......... 9:3 llam.
Morning Worship.............I I i.m.
Yotilh Minisliy Sludy.....Wed......7 p.n:
P'ryer/Bih le Sludy.....ecd......7 p.m.
Monday Alltar P ayer(...M-F)
etindilg tIhe HIuIgry every
Wednesday........II a.- I p.m.

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

Order of Services:
Mon. thru Fri. Noon Day Prayer
Bible Study...Thurs.....7 p.m.
Sunday Worship...7- II a.m.
Sunday School.......9:30 a.m.

Peaceful Zion Missionary
Baptist Church
2400 N.W. 68' Street, Miami, FL 33147
(305) 836-1495
Order of Services:
Early Morning Services
(23,4. 5" Sllday) ......8:00( am
Sunday School .......... 9:45 am
Morning Service .....I I:00 am
Communion Service
(huIls. bfeln0 I' Sunday) 7:30 plm
Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
(Winesd~ay)7:30 pml

The Soul Saving Station O0
Christ's Crusaders of Florida
1880 Washington Ave.
305-688-4543 Fax: 305-681-6004
Order of Services:
Sunday School ............ 9 a.m.
Sunday Worship.. I Ia.m.& 7 p.ln i
i Tuesday Worship.......7:45 ip.m.
No on Day 'rayel.......Min.-ili.

Bethel Apostolic TemplInc / postolic Revival Center\ Brownsville
1855 N.W. 119th Street 6702 N.W. 15thAvenue Church of Christ
305-688-1612 305-836-1224 4561 N.W. 33rd Court
Fax: 305-681-8719 Order of Services 305-634-4850/Fax & Messages
drder of Servicest New lime for T.V. Program 305-634-6604
Sun...9:30) ;.m....(Sullday Scholol) FIOR HOPE FOR TODAY Order of Services
Walk i the Wortd Minisiy i iiCAt I it.h t i it i It I t t Lorl Dat)y Sutnday School .......9:451m
Worship Sertvice.. ........ ... II a.m St t9 t t 1 .' m"' Su i Sunlany M"mi W shUll ..... I 1i.m.
Tuesday7 p.mFmily Night d.Ilrc y ..1SuSndy Ments ihle Sludy ....5 p.m.
Tusy.... p.m....dmily Ni-h W ryy .Sunday lies Bible Study ....5 p.rm.
Wed.. II a.m..lntercessmy Prayer Monlling Servic ....... .....II 1. Sunday tEvein W tslip. ....... m.
Wed. Bible Class........ 2 p.m. Suit.- Ev W lip ...........7:30 pi. Tuesday Night Hible Study ....7:301pm
.Wed. Bible C- 'lyer Meeltinlg.. 7:3 ....7m. T.l3sdlay MI olllninm Bible Classi II a m..
W bl C Sidy.............7:31) p lians ri tio available Call:
3t)5-6.a4-4~5O 305.691-6958

Harvest Fire Worship Ctr.
2260 N.W. 183rd Street
Order of Services:
Sunday....... 7 a.m............10 a.m.
Wed.- Bible Study.......7:30 p.m.
Friday- Youth
First& Fourth
Tues......Women's/Men's Mig.
Early Morning Praycr....6-7 a.m.
Prayer Sundaytl ........6:30 p.nm.

New Day "N" Christ
Deliverance Ministries
3055 N.W.76'" Street, 33147
Message Ctr.: 305-836-7815

Order of Services:
Sut dalys- Clurchll School................- 1 0 nl. .
Worship Service..................l: 15a.m..
Tuesdays Bible Class.............. 7 p.m.
4th SuLnday Evening Worship......... p.m.

St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3" Avenue
305-372-3877 305-371-3821
Order of Services:
Early Sunday
Morning Worship .....7:30 a.m.
Sunday School ..........9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...I I a.m.
Naltre for Hlaplist ChChures
(B B.T.U.) 5 p.m.
Evening Worship ........7 p.m.
Meeting ........(Tues.) 7 p.m.

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

Order of Services:
St liday Mornfli............m ij 11
Tu-Clay Night1 Bible SIMI)'
7Wp .m .

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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12"' Ave.
Order of Services:
Early Worship ..............7 a.m.
Sunday School............. 9 a.m.
NBC ............................10:05 a.m.
W orship ....... ............... a. .
S Worship ....... .......4 p.m.
Mission and Bible Class
Tuesday ............ ...6:3(1 p.m.
Youth Meeltin/Cl,,ir -rehearsal
Monday .......................6:30 p.m ..

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

Order of Services:
i:l'y M Srnineg W rslipi...i 1I & 3ld Sm. .

'itlycl Sel\ ic ............. 7: 1
ihl, Sltudy............................ .8 i.

Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street
Order of Services:
Sunday Morning ...........8 a.m.
Sunday School.............710 .m.
Sunday Evening .............6 p.m.
Mon. Excellence ........7:3(0 p.m.
Tue. Bible Class .........7:30 p.m
Thurs. Fellowship :........i
Ist Sun. Song Practice .6 p.m.

New Hope Missionary
Baptist Church
1881 N.W. 1031" St.
Order of Services:

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

Trinity Faith Tabernacle
Deliverance Center
512 S.W. 4' Street, Homestead 33136
Order of Services:
SuInda; y School.......... 10i:30 ;.m.
Sunit Monlling Ser\S......12 p.11.
Ivttingtt W shipSlei Scts.....(6 p.m.
Tursdly "Youthii NightI".... p.i.
Wed. "Noon Dyll ) Ira)er"... 12 p.mI
Wed. Nigh .Bible Sluldy.....x p.m.
Tirlll'sday Nighl "Covington IBible
4 College .......... 6- IO p.nm.

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

Order of Services:
Sutlnlla)' yMtrning Scriccn
Suntiay Schol ....I.... I ..
Worshi Service...........
'ucda, Bibile Study 8 Ipi .
Thursday Pruyr Servicv c .... p.iln

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

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

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

Early Morning Worship 7:30 a.m.
Sun. Church Schtxl 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....11 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Class 7 p.m.
Tues. hefol the Ist Sun....7 p.m.
Mid-week Worship

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

Order of Services:
Early Morning Woiship.7:30a.m.
Sulndlay School .......... 9:30a.m.
Morning Worship .....I I a.m.
S Pre yer Metine. ............7:30p Ilm.I

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

Order of Services:
Bible Suy ii I WL ............ ... IIp.m.
Silldm;ly Sch ll l..............i.. 0 1111.
Sul. rshi p S ....... I0 ..
Wed. Nihlu III n icllc l )lvPray w
ftmn 7:3011 ~ i).I.
Sunday W\ ip Service..6:30 p.m.

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

I (8(0)) 254-NBBC
Fax: 305-685-0705


New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10'" Avenue
Order of Services:
Early Sunlday Woirship...7:30 a.m.
Sunday Schlxll ................9:3() a.rm.
Sutixiy Morning Wc~Nhip ....1 I am.
Stlay Evening Sacvice ...6 pjn.
l Tuc;dy Piyer Meeling ...7:30 pin.
SWedalnesday Bible Study- ...7:3 p.m.
"Not Jtst ; CjhJ rch HB l Mlovemt

Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3"' Avenue
Church 305-573-3714
Fax 305-573-4060-Fax 305-255-854
Order of Services:
Sunday .y Sc, h ol...........:45 .m.ll
Suni Mornllilt g S rv......V I a.m.
4" Stn....Tu .1:30-2:30 p.nm .
Tuesday... ,ic study
{:ceding, Ministry....,.,10 a.m.
We,]. Bible Siudy/ aycr.6:30
Tlhur,. ()Otreaci Millisry...6:3( pm.

S Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Ave.
305-696-4341 Fax: 305-696-2301
Order of Services:
Sunday School .............9:30() a n.
Morning Praise/Wolirslip .. 11 a.m.
Youth Cl, ir Satl;day ......I ia.1 .
I prayer Meeting & Bible Siudy,
Tuesday 7 p.m.



New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral
of Faith International

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Blacks Must Control Their Own Destiny

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Don't trust a friend; trust the Lord
Micah 7:5: Don't trust a
friend. Micah 7:3: All men lie
anddoes evil with both hands.
Watch the people who lieth in
your bosom. A Black widow
spider eat her lover.
"Your enemies are in your
own house" said Micah 7:6.
Put your trust in the Lord. He
doesn't lie. Every man will hurt
his brother with a net. Micah
Don't forget the mourning
bench and seek until you find
Jesus. Don't settle for a hand
shake. It won't help you now or
Write to P. O. Box 531078,
Miami, FL 33153. Bishop John Wilson

Mt. Moriah Church singing anniversary

Mt. Moriah Church #3 Choir
celebrates their 3rd singing
anniversary, April 1, 8 p.m. at
Mt. Moriah Community
Holiness Church, Bishop
Murray Williams is the pastor,
5001 NW 17 Ave.

Close out at 3 p.m., Sunday,
April 2 at Mt. Olive Fire Baptized
Holiness Church, 8400 NW 22
Ave., Elder Willie Smith is the
Special guests: Purpose Gospel
Singers, Jublairs and others.

Carol City Optimist returns to the park

Yes, "We're Back in Orange
and Black," Carol City
Optimist invites you to partici-
pate in our Annual
Community Clean-up and Fun
Day, Saturday, April 1 from 10
a.m. 5 p.m. at Risco Park,
19100 N.W. 39 Avenue.
Come out and be a part of
this community service event
along with our local church,
Cooper Temple COGIC Upper
Room Ministries, Elder Marc
Cooper, pastor, as this com-
munity celebrates our new
leagues, new looks and new

attitudes with food and fun in
support of the return of the
Carol City Optimist football
and cheer-
leading teams.
We will begin early registra-
tion for the month of April for
$65 (payment in full at time of
registration only). Come out
and support your community
and the new Carol City
Optimist Football and
Cheerleading teams!
For more information, call
786-3460-5338 or 954-394-.

Inner City kids at PGA

continued from 19B

Stevecar Enterprise Inc., The
Portrait of Empowerment, Inc.,
B.C.J Development, Miami-
Dade County Public Schools,
Miami-Dade Transit Agency,
Los Ninos de la Luz, Kar
Krazy/Larry Shine and
Assoc., Abel and Delma

Rodriguez, Yaeger Innovative
Products Corp, Taj C.
Echoles, Blanton A. Harris,
Association Haitian de
Sante, MLK Festivities and
Parade Committee, UCA-
To God Be The Glory for
what he has given to us. For
more information, call 786-

Death Notice

WATKINS of 2140 N.W. 107
Street went to sleep on March
27, 2006.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Henry; sons, Gregory
Hudson and Charles Watkins;
daughters, Ira Arceus-Pierce
(Juan), Carolyn Drayton
(Dwayne), Nina, Audra and
Evelyn; five sisters, Elizabeth
Tucker, Sharon Anderson, Na-
thalee Boykin (Wilbur), Lillian
Jones, Cynthia White and two
brothers, Michael Hudson (Ka-
ren), Rhueben Hudson, 14
grandchildren, four great grand-
children and a host of nieces
and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m.,
Saturday, April 1 at New
Jerusalem Primitive Baptist
Church, 777 NW 85 Street.

INGRID KIM, 56, died March 17 at
home. Remains will be shipped to St.
Croix, Virgin Islands for final rites and

March 20 at Gramercy Park Nursing
Center. Services were held.

March 23 at Mt. Sinai Medical
Center. Services were held.

March 21 at home. Service Saturday,
11 a.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church.

Naranja, died March 21 at South
Miami Hospital. Service Saturday, 11
a.m. at Bethel Full Gospel Baptist

Davis & Brice
DeSHAWN RICKS, 32, died
March 18. Service Saturday, 10 a.m.
at Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist

Hollywood, died March 25. Remains
will be shipped to Louisville, GA for
final rites and burial.

West Palm Beach, died March 25.
Remains will be shipped to Jamaica
for final rites and burial.

Barrett, Frayar, Thompkins
March 23 at V.A. Hospital. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at the Church of
the Ascension.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


04/01/21 05/01/04

Loving and kind in all your
Upright and just to the end of
your days;
Sincere and true in your heart
and mind,
A beautiful memory you left be-
You had a nature one could not
help loving,
A heart that was purer than
And to those who knew you
and loved you,
Your memory will never grow
Love, McQueen and Williams

Death Notice

07/22/1966 03/28/2005

Hortense, 'T' it's been one year
since we lost you and miss you
more than ever.
You are alive and strong in our
hearts. We think about you ev-
Your legacy of love, kindness
and compassion lives in your
beautiful family, Je'Nay, Dava-
rus, Branden, Brittany and
Our family wishes to express
our sincere appreciation to all
the wonderful, friends, neigh-
bors and colleagues for the
prayers, calls, visits and acts of
kindness shown to us.
Husband, mother, brother, sis-
ter and grandparents.

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


04/01/38 12/20/02

A legend is remember on her
birthday, April 01, 1938.
We as family members have to
live on without on this
earth, but never out of our
Sadly missed by your sister,
daughter, grandson, grandchil-:
dren and your entire family.

Death Notice

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

died March 20, 2006.
The viewing will be held at
Mitchell Funeral Home. Inc.,
8080 N.W. 22nd Avenue, Friday,
March 31.
Services will be 10 a.m.,
Saturday, April 1 at Word of
Truth, 1755 N.W. 78 Street.
The wake and repast will be
held at the home of Ms. Ophelia
Y. Sakers, 550 N.W. 56 Street.


11/05/39 03/26/80

We love you. Your family

52, a native Miamian, died
March 23 in Cary, NC.
Services will be held on April 1
at Apex Funeral Home Chapel,
550 W. Williams Street (Hwy 55)
in Apex, NC.
Interment will be held at
Arlington National Cemetery.

Deadline for

obituaries are

Monday, 3:30 p.m.

Call 305-694-6210

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The South Florida Community Partners & The South Florida
National Parks presents
NATIONAL PARK Saturday, April 1, 2006, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Transportation provided at these locations.
* Golden Glades Park & Ride (1-95 and SR 826) 8:30 a.m.
* MLK Metrorail Station (6205 N.W. 27th Ave.) 8:30 a.m.
* Notre Dame Catholic Church (110 N.E. 62nd St.) 8:30 a.m.
* Overtown NET Center (1490 N.W. 3rd Ave.) 8:30 a.m.
* Orange Bowl and Douglas Metrorail (1501 N.W. 3rd St.) 8:30 a.m.
* Dadeland South MetroRail Station (9150 Dadeland Blvd) 9 a.m.
* Florida City City Hall (404 West Palm Drive) 9 a.m.


For more information or directions to the park, call 305-644-9000
or visit or


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SARAH A. McLAREN, 88, home-
maker, died
March 24.
Survivors: sons,
Ralph Williams;
brother, James
two nieces,
Rose Mary
Branna and
Betty Sharpe;
nephew, Ronald
Branna; grandson, Darren Williams;
five great grandchildren. Service
Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Church of
the Incarnation.

MARY L. KING, 92, homemaker,
died March 2.
nephews, Rufus
SilasN (Georgia),
Ra y mond
McKyer and
Henry Mullins;
nieces, Ruth
McKyer, Queen
Esther Nevies
and Evelyn; step
daughter, Ethel Washington; grand-
sons, William Foster and Gilbert
Washington; and a host of other
nieces, nephews and relatives.
Services were held.

74, retired beautician, died March
25. Survivors: son, Willie H.
Cunningham; two daughters,
Dorothy Cunningham and Theodora
Everett; and five grandchildren.
Service Tuesday, Abril 4, 11 a.m. at
New Shilgh Missionary Baptist

Range Coconut Grove

ETTE, 46,
homemaker of
Coconut Grove,
died March 27 at
Coral Gables
Ho s p i t a I .
Survivors: hus-
band, George A.;
four sons,
Thomas ,
Alphurs, Altavis and Alterenzo; three
brothers, Jackie, Terry and Micahel
Gross; two sisters, Ernestine
McEven and Margaret Bellamy.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at St. Mary
First Missionary Baptist Church.

teacher, died
March 27.
Survivors: hus-
band, Vernon H.
Clark, Sr.; sons,
R o n a I d
Donald Stubbs
and Vernon H.
Clark, Jr.; daugh-
ter, Latrease
Clark; eight grandchildren and a host
of nieces, nephews and other rela-
tives' and her extended family the
Collies'. Service Monday, 11 a.m. at
The Church of The Incarnation.

FORD, 79, retired
lab tech patholo-
gist at Jackson
Hospital, died
March 26.

Survivors: t hree
C t Br enda
B r e n dcp
Tynia Pollock
(Clarence) and
Debra Brown; two sons, Donnell
Freeman and Alto L. Sconiers;
brother, Bishop Samuel Penn
Nesbitt; sister, Hazel Tisdale.
Service Saturday, 10 a.m. at Cohen
Temple Church of God in Christ.
Final rites in Jacksonville, Tuesday,
11 a.m. in the Brown, Green and
Fralin Funeral Chapel. Interment at
Oaklawn Cemetery.

truck driver, died March 25.
Arrangements are incomplete.

March 23 at North Shore Medical
Center. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. in
the chapel.

homemaker, died March 21 at
Jackson Hospital. Services were

Martha B. Solomon
SID REATH, 37, cook, died March
24 at North Shore Medical Center.
Service Saturday in the chapel.

Hall Ferguson Hewitt

University of
Florida nutrition-
al worker, died
March 22 at
J ac kson.
Hospital .
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 1 p.m.
at New
Baptist Church.


laborer, died
March 22.
S e r v i c e
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Mt.
Cal var y
Baptist Church.

domestic worker, died March 15.
Services were held.

March 24 at her
h o m e
Angela Thomas
(Eric); two sons,
Gerald (Merlisa)
and Donahue;
mother, Cliffie
Henderson; six
two great grandchildren and a host
of other family members and
friends. Visitation Friday, 3-9 p.m.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Trinity
C.M.E. Church.

Metro-Dade County retired firefight-
er, died March 15 at The Cleveland
Clinic. Services were held.

FPL messenger, died March 18 at
Memorial Hospital. Services were


SR., 82,
teacher, died
March 22.
Services were
held Tuesday at
the Church of

FLORENCE BROWN, 85, house-
wife, died March
22 at Cedars
Hospital .
Remains will be
shipped to Edy
Funeral Home
for final rites
and burial.

counselor, died March 1 at North
Sh ore Medical Center.
Arrangements are incomplete.

TELL B. LEWIS, 87, laborer con-
struction, died March 20 at -Unity
Health Center. Services were held.

GAN, 66, laborer construction, died
March 21. Services were held.

Gregg L. Mason
PALMER WHITE, 53, died.
Survivors: wife,
mother, Adlee;
sons, Raymond
and James;
Sherman, Carl
and James
Wright; sisters,
Betty Wright
and Betina
Grayson; and a host of other family
members and friends. Visitation
Friday, 2-9 p.m. Memorial service
Saturday, 11 a.m. at Highway
Christian Church of Christ, 1603
NW 54th Street. No viewing.

-March 13 in New York. Service
Saturday, 11 a.m. in the chapel.

Carey Royal Ram'n

Memoir i a I
Mi r a m a r

S e r v i c e
Saturday, 2 p.m.
at Jordan Grove
Baptist Church.

ARGON AKOMER, 80, died
March 24 at Memorial Regional
Hospital. Services were held.

IVAN CONNER, 45, died March
26 at home. Arrangements are
In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


ANNIE McDONALD, 84, died
March 22.
Remains will be
shipped to
Oglethorpe, GA
for final rites and

March 22. Service Thursday, 10
a.m. in the chapel.

months, died March 25. Service
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. in the chapel.

March 20. Services were held.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


07/22/1966 03/28/05

Hortense, 'T' it's been one
year since we lost you and
miss you more than ever.
You are alive and strong in
our hearts. We think about
you everyday.
Your legacy of love, kindness
and compassion lives in your
beautiful family, Je'Nay,
Davarus, Branden, Brittany
and Syerra.
Our family wishes to express
our sincere appreciation to all
the wonderful, friends, neigh-

bors and colleagues for the
prayers, calls, visits and acts
of kindness shown to us.
Husband, mother, brother,
sister and grandparents.


It's been fifteen years since
God called you home.
We treasure your memories.
Love your wife, Liz and family.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


10/19/69 03/29/05

It's been one year since you've
been gone. The family.

domessfic died
March 21 at
Hospital .
Saturday, 11
a.m. at Temple
Baptist Church.

housewife, died
March 22.
Service Friday,
12 p.m. in the

ROBERT BULLARD, 74, laborer,
died March 25 at Franco Nursing
Home. Arrangements are incom-

LONNIE WILSON, 59, orderly,
died March 25 at Jackson Hospital.
Service Friday, 10 a.m. in the

JAMES BELAIR, 30, laborer, died
March 23.
include: mother,
Clair Belair;
father, Jean
Belair; common
law wife, Manilla
McCloud; daugh-
ter, Jamisha
Belair; son,
James Belair, Jr.;
sisters, Chance and Bethel Betty;
and mother-in-law, Denise Frazier.
Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at Holy
Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment atDade Memorial Park.

cook, died
March 26, at
North Shore
Medical Center.
include: father,
Isaac Ivery;
m o t he r
Bernestine Ivery;
daughter, Aurelia
Ivery; son,
Brandon Corker; four brothers,
Donald (Maxine), Keith, Jr. (Antone),
Jeffery and Kenneth (Pamuela);
devoted companion, Cleveland
Corker. Service Saturday, 1 p.m. at
Liberty Christian Disciples of Christ
Church. Interment at Dade Memorial

domestic, died March 26. Survivors
include: two sons, Charlie Burkes
and Micheal Higgins; daughter,
Debbie D.; brother, Leroy; sisters,
Wylene, Ula, Rosalee and Annie.
Arrangements are incomplete.
Interment at Dade Memorial Park.

In Memoriam

Death Notice

SR., died March 22, 2006. Mr.
McLeod was a retired Miami-
Dade County Schools educator
for 41 years and a life long mem-
ber of the Omega Psi Phi Frater-
nity, Inc.
Litany service was held on
March 27 and the homegoing
services were held on March 28,
2006 at the Episcopal Church of
Arrangements were handled by
Poitier. Funeral Home.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


12/14/29 03/30/04

Mother, your sweet spirit of
love, happiness and peace will
remain in our hearts forever.
Your children, Constance,
Amos, Steven, grands and great

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

In loving memory of,


02/22/1919 03/13/06

Daniel, Vera, Sammy and Bella
would like to say thank you for
your kind acts of sympathy,
dur-ing this time.
Your elegant floral arrange-
ments, dishes, telephone calls
and gifts, will never be forgotten.
Special thanks to the Royal Fu-
neral Home staff, Reverend Hor-
ton of Greater New Bethel.
Reverend Samuel Atchison,
Reverend K. Butler and Mt.
Calvary Baptist Church family.
Thanks also to Reverend C.
Rolle, Reverend W. Golden, Little
Rock Primitive Baptist Church,
neighbors and friends.

Eric S. George
Clearwater, died March 20. Viewing
and service Friday, 10 a.m. in


01/15/26 03/27/00

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 are 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.
From your children, grandchil-
dren and great grandchildren

Death Notice

borer, died March 22. Survivors:
wife, Ida Mae; daughters, Chris-
tine Patterson, Ernestine Wilcox
and Susie Campbell; sons, Willie
James Dennis and.Leonard.
Services were held Saturday.

Death Notice

,of 18105 SW 88th Ct., husband
of Lucille Dickey Herndon, died
Thursday, March 23, 2006, at
Miami Veterans Hospital. He
was born on November 13
1944, in Lincolnton, NC, son of
the late Hugh Ward Herndon
and Flora Ramseur Herndon.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran
that served honorably in a hos-
tile area in South Korea. Later,
he graduated from Fayetteville
State University, where he
received his BS degree in Elem.
Ed. He was a teacher for 20
years at Leisure City Elementary
and coached football. He was a
member of the Church of
Ascension for 31 years, where he
once served as Junior Warden.
Also, he dedicated his life to
serving God and others.
His survivors include his wife
Lucille Herndon of 36 years;
son, Robert Herndon; daugh-
ters, Jennifer Joseph (Reginald),
Jocelyn Herndon, Jeanine
Herndon; special family friend
Alonya Kelly; grandchildren,
Heaven, LeiLani, Jordan and
Jennise all of Miami; brothers,
Frank Herndon (Maria) of NC,
Charles Herndon (Pat) of NC,
Albert Herndon (Annette) of NY,
Thomas Herndon (Joyce) of MD,
David Herndon of SC, Johnny
Herndon (Deborah) NC; sisters
Isabelle Boston (Louis) of MD,
and Priscilla Kornegay (Sam) of
NC; a host of nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Funeral service will be held at
on 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1,
from The Church of Ascension,
with Father Norbert Cooper offi-
ciating. Visitation can be made
at Barrett-Fryar Funeral Home,
14545 Carver Drive, Richmond
Heights, Friday, March 31, from
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The family
will receive friends at The
Church of the Ascension,
Friday, March 31, from 6 p.m.
until 8 p.m. The prayer service
will start at 7 p.m.

E.A. Stevens
1524 SW 156th Lane, Pembroke
Pines, died March 20 at Memorial
West. Remains will be shipped to
Kingston, Jamaica for final rites and

NE 209th Terrace, North Miami
Beach, died March 22 at her home.
Service Thursday, 1 p.m. in the

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Full Name of Busin
International Re
2440 Miami Gar(
Dr., Suite 102
Aventura, Fl 33180



Year Established

(Armando Diaz)
Inyang E. Inyang Real
Estate Broker Associate

Number of full-time or
part-time employees
Over 2000 agents

Real Estate services

Future Goals
One of the goals is
ensuring that more low
income families within
Dade and Broward
counties are able to buy
a home of their own. I
want them to experience
the American Dream of
home ownership. Ocean
View is at the forefront
of this initiative.

Why did you start this
business and how has
it grown?
The primary reason I
started is that I felt it
was a good a source of
income. I have done
some personal invest-
ment in real estate
myself and I saw the
potential real estate pre-
sented as an investment
and as a career. It is a
wonderful field to work
in and I must say I feel a
lot of fulfillment every-
day as my clientele

What were some of
the obstacles you
faced and how did you
overcome them?
Statistically, fifty per-
cent of new realtors to
the business will quit
after one year. That is
an alarming turnover
rate. I believe the reason
behind this is a lack of
adequate training. If
more new realtors are
trained in the art of
marketing, selling and
customer service, the
turn-over rate will
diminish substantially.
That was the challenge
to me when I started,

Armando Diaz

but luckily, Ocean View
has a rigurous training
program which certainly
came in handy.

How have your past
experiences helped
meet the needs of your
My past experiences
have made me more of
an empathetic person. I
was previously
employed with the
Department of Children
& Families. It was very
challenging working in
the child welfare sys-
tem. Essentialy, you feel
a sense of joy and exper-
ince with real estate.
Every time one of my
buyers closed on a new
home, I felt a great
sense of fulfilment. I say
this because, the home
buying process can be
quite intimidating for
the first time buyer. You
start out qualifying for a
loan, you search for a
home, make an offer,
wait for acceptance,
conduct an appraisal,
follow-up with title work
and then eventually
they close the transac-
tion. That gives me a lot
of fulfillment!

Where did you get the
name of your business
and does it have any
significant meaning?.
The business of Ocean
View is owned by
Armando Diaz and I am
a broker-associate in
the firm. I believe the
name Ocean View
evokes a feeling of calm
of comfort. That sense of
calm and comfort is
neccesary when you are
a customer in a real
estate transaction being
handled by Ocean View.
Incidentally, my name
(Inyang) also means

Local barber creates 'miracle' products

By Melissa N. Brown
Miami Times Writer
When cosmetology instruc-
tor Lorna Shuford ran into
longtime colleague Job Israel
last year, she had no idea it
would dramatically change her
quality of life. Shuford and
Israel crossed paths last year
while at a Brownsville bank.
Shuford, who has arthritis and
had been involved in a car
accident, was rubbing her
"It was cold in there and my
arthritis really acts up when
it's cold. He asked what was
wrong and I told him I had
arthritis," Shuford said. Israel,
the creator of Judah's Gold
and Bro. Job's skin and hair

Scare products, then gave her a
free sample of his pain relief
It worked so well that she
used the spray on her knee,
which was injured in the car
accident. "I tried it on my knee
for three days. I was able to
bend my knee and wear high
heel shoes, something I could
not have done before," she
said. The spray also helped to
dramatically improve her son's
asthma problem. "Even the
doctors asked what did I use."
Israel created Judah's Gold
five years ago. Israel, who has
25 years of experience in the
hair care products industry
and is a master barber and
cosmetologist, decided to start
a hair care line after realizing

Job Israel

he could serve the community
better than the companies he
worked for.
Among the products in the
Judah's Gold and Bro. Job's
line are hand and body lotion,
shampoos and conditioners, a
weight loss cream used by
boxers and a hair conditioner
which claims to grow short
hair long.
Israel said his products are
effective because he uses sci-
ence. "It's all natural. We only
use the highest quality prod-
ucts," he said. "The benefit of
using my products is that it
works naturally. There are no
side effects."
His pain relief spray is popu-
lar among boxers and is used
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Cab driver of the year praised for honesty

Miami-Dade taxicab driver
Jean Dantes says he goes
out of his way to help his
passengers, but not for any
reward. But "it's nice to be
recognized," he admits.
Dantes was recognized
this week ... as Miami-Dade
County's *2005 Taxicab
Chauffeur of the Year. He
was presented with a check
for $2,500 and a commemo-
rative plaque by District 2
Commissioner Dorrin Rolle.
The award stemmed from
an incident last November
involving Canadian tourist,
Michael Cormier.
Cormier tells of leaving in
a Miami-Dade taxicab, a
backpack containing valu-

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Lake City, at $2.25 a gallon. The most costly
was in Honolulu, where drivers paid $2.80 a
Meanwhile, oil prices hovered near a seven-
week high on Monday, pausing after renewed
concerns over Nigerian production had helped
drive prices above $64 a barrel and out of a nar-
row month-long trading range.
Light crude for May delivery was up 2 cents at
$64.28 a barrel in the first minutes of ACCESS
electronic trade, still near last Friday's $64.75
peak, the highest since Feb. 7.

Jean Dantes is all smiles as Cathy Grimes Peel, the Director of the
Consumer Services Department outlines what he will receive for being
named Miami-Dade County's 2005 Taxicab Chauffeur of the Year.

able items (a $900 camera, a
$350 cellular phone, binoc-
ulars and souvenirs) and
important documents. Not
having ascertained the
name of the driver or noted
the number of the cab or the
name of the company, he
had no way of tracing the
vehicle and recovering his
However, when he
returned to Canada there
was message that a Miami-
Dade taxi driver had called
to tell him of finding the
backpack. Shortly after, it
was shipped to him at the
driver's expense, with all the
contents intact.
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A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami,
Florida, on April 6, 2006 at 9:00 AM at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of considering the following:


All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning
this matter. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that per-
son shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, includ-
ing all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two
(2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no
later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15715) City Clerk



The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) invites the community to a
Public Review Meeting for the purpose of providing information and an
opportunity to review and comment on the proposed MDX 2007-2011 Five
Year Transportation Improvement Program for the MDX Expressway
System which includes SR 924 (Gratigny Parkway), SR 112 (Airport
Expressway), SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), SR 874 (Don Shula
Expressway) and SR 878 (Snapper.Creek Expressway).

The meeting will have an informal format that will allow you to attend at any
time during the session, scheduled for the date, time and location indicated
below within Miami-Dade County.

April 20, 2006

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

William M. Lehman
MDX Building
3790 NW 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33142

The Public Review will consist of a 3-hour period where MDX representa-
tives will be available to provide information and respond to questions about
the ongoing and new projects included in the proposed MDX 2007-2011
Five Year Transportation Improvement Program. Please visit our website at to obtain a copy of the proposed MDX Five Year
Transportation Improvement Program or call 305 637-3277.

All MDX meeting locations comply with applicable requirements of the
American with Disabilities Act. Auxiliary aids or services will be provided
upon request with at least five (5) days notice prior to the proceedings. If
hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers (800) 955-
8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (Voice), for assistance. MDX invites all inter-
ested parties to attend. For further information or assistance, please con-

Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Attention: Maria Luisa Navia Lobo
3790 N.W. 21st Street
Miami, Florida 33142
(305) 637-3277



PLEASE ALL TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Commission has rescheduled
its regular meeting for the month of April per Resolution No. 06-0171.

The Commission Meeting originally scheduled for April 13, 2006, will now
take place on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., in the City Commission
Chambers at City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida.

All interested persons are invited to attend. Should any person desire to
appeal any decision of the City Commission.with respect to any matter con-
sidered at this hearing, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, including all testimony and evidence upon which
any appeal may be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two
(2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no
later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15717) City Clerk



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami,
Florida, on April 6, 2006 at 9:00 AM at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of considering the following:


All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning
such proposed acquisition. Should any person desire to appeal any deci-
sion of the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, that person shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may
be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may con-
tact the Office of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two
(2) business days prior to the proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no
later than three (3) business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson
(#15716) City Clerk

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Refinance your mortgage for rate and payment reductions

Why refinance back into a 30-year loan?

By Terry Taylor

One of the biggest reasons
homeowners refinance their
mortgage is to obtain a lower
interest rate and lower month-
ly payments. By refinancing,
the borrower pays off their
existing mortgage and replaces
it with a new one. This can
often be accomplished with a
no-points, no-fees loan pro-
gram, which essentially means
at 'no cost' to the borrower.
In the no-points, no-fees sce-
nario, the mortgage consultant
uses rebate monies paid by the
lender to pay off non-recurring
closing costs for the borrower.
These are 'one time' fees such

as escrow or attorney fees, title
insurance, document prepara-
tion, tax service, flood certifi-
cation, processing and under,-
writing fees, etc. The borrower
is still responsible for recur-
ring fees such as interim
insurance, property taxes or
insurance policy payments.
Refinancing typically occurs
when mortgage interest rates
drop significantly, but borrow-
ers with recently improved
credit scores (from paying off
credit card debt, making mort-
gage payments ontime, etc.)
are often candidates for better
interest rates as well. If you
haven't checked your credit
score in a while, it's a good

The ques-
tion most
asked is,
"But why
should I go
back into a
loan?" There
are two TAYLOR
schools of
thought on this subject and
the mortgage consultant
should work hand-in-hand
with the borrower's financial
planner to determine what
works best for their mutual
client. One option is to take
the route of the 'same pay-
ment' refinance and actually
pay off the loan faster and save

money on interest fees in the
long-run. If refinancing results
in a lower monthly payment,
the borrower can still continue
making the same payment
they made in the original loan
and the extra money will be
applied to the principal bal-
ance. For example: Let's say
you have 25 years remaining
in your current loan and you
refinance back to a 30-year
loan with a slightly lower
interest rate, resulting in a
Payment reduction of $200
per month. (Note: This is just
an example. The actual
amount could vary.) You
could then take that extra
$200 per month and apply it
toward the principal on the
new loan. At this rate, the
loan. will be paid off in 22

years and 4 months, which is
2 years and 8 months less
than the original loan. On the
other hand, if the borrower's
financial planner is a propo-
nent of best-selling author
and investment guru Douglas
Andrew's philosophies, he or
she may suggest investing the
extra money in a side-fund
,that could earn a better rate
of return and grow to the
amount of the mortgage (and
beyond) in even less time.
This method provides excel-
lent liquidity, but having
more direct access to this
money may be too tempting
for some homeowners.
Regardless of the reason for
the refinance, the mortgage
consultant will need to know
what the existing loan sce-

nario entails, review the
homeowner's long-term goals
and provide a comprehensive
spreadsheet that compares
and contrasts the various
loan programs available.
Bear in mind. refinancing to
obtain a lower interest pay-
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lower deduction at tax time.
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Junior League honors Christina McKinnon

Attorney Christina McKinnon, of Miami,
was recently honored as one of five Women
Who Make a Difference in the Greater Miami
community by the Junior League of Miami,
Inc. The awards ceremony was sponsored in
part by The Collection of Coral Gables,
Montica Jewelry and
Gibraltar Private Bank &
McKinnon, owner of the
Law Office of Christina A.
McKinnon, P.A. in down-
town Miami, actively
serves as the Hands on
Miami Project Coordinator
with the community's
homeless youth through
her service at the
Community Partnership
for the Homeless. The
Community Partnership
for the Homeless assists MCKINNON
men, women and chil-
dren transitioning off the streets of Miami,
helping them to ultimately realize enhanced
life skills and greater stability. The Center is
also a one-stop center for food, shelter, com-
prehensive case management, health care,
day care, job training and assistance from a
variety of social service agencies, such as
Hands on Miami and The Children's
Psychiatric Center/All-Aboard Educational
Attorney McKinnon was also honored as the
'2005 Volunteer of the Year' by The Children's
Psychiatric Center and was the Wilkie D.
Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association's '2004 Newcomer
of the Year', a designation for outstanding


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General Contractors
3575 Northwest 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Phone: (954) 733-4211 Broward
(305) 945-8146 Dade
Fax: (954) 485-9688

James A. Cummings, Inc., Constr~ction Manager at Risk, will be accepting
SEALED BIDS for the Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimate for Middle
School PP-1 and Middle School UU-1 for Miami Dade County Public
Schools on April 26, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. A pre-bid meeting will be held at our
office for all bidders on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. James A.
Cummings, Inc. is actively seeking MDCPS certified minority subcontrac-
tors and suppliers! The work includes all trades for CSI Divisions 2 thru 16.
All subcontractors and suppliers must be pre-qualified by Cummings. Pre-
qualification Statements- are available from Cummings. Bid documents are
available through Cummings, Dodge and Reed Construction Data. For
more information please call Patrick Murrin @ James A. Cummings, Inc. @
3575 NW 53rd Street; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309; (954) 733-4211 or
Fax: (954) 485-9688.


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: 3/31/06)

A MANDATORY pre-bid conference and site visit will be held on
Thursday, March 30. 2006 at 10:00 AM at City of Miami Police
Department. 400 NW 2nd Ave.. Miami. Fl (Meet in Lobby).

The purpose of this conference is to allow potential Bidders an opportunity
to present questions to staff and obtain clarification of the requirements of
the Bid documents. It is mandatory that a representative (s) of the bidder
attend in order to qualify to bid.

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

NANCE NO.12271.

Joe Arriola
/ City Manager

AD NO. 6792o.

teaching homebuyers'
classes and providing
credit counseling in
1997 as Executive
Director of New
Visions Community
Corporation, Fort
According to

Rogers-Cherry, the
most important thing
for a person over-
whelmed by debt to
know is that their
debt and credit prob-
lems can be fixed over
time. Listen to Rogers-
Cherry every
Wednesday morning

at 9 a.m. as co-host
with Bishop Victor T.
Curry on 'Let's Talk
Money' radio show on
AM 1490 WMBM.
To order the book,
call 877-RED-PEN1;
or visit the Website at

-General Contractors
3575 Northwest 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Phone: (954) 733-4211 Broward
(305) 945-8146 Dade
Fax: (954) 485-9688

James A. Cummings, Inc., Construction Manager at Risk, will be accepting
SEALED BIDS for the Guaranteed Maximum Price Estimate for Middle
School MM-1 and High School JJJ for Miami Dade County Public Schools
on May 11, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. A pre-bid meeting will be held at our office
for all bidders on Thursday, April 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. James A.
Cummings, Inc. is actively seeking MDCPS certified minority subcontrac-
tors and suppliers. The work includes all trades for CSI Divisions 2 thru 16.
All subcontractors and suppliers must be pre-qualified by Cummings. Pre-
qualification Statements are available from Cummings. Bid documents are
available through Cummings, Dodge and Reed Construction Data. For
more information please call Patrick Murrin @ James A. Cummings, Inc. @
3575 NW 53rd Street; Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309; (954) 733-4211 or
Fax: (954) 485-9688.


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:



(Deadline for Request for additional information/clarification: 4/12/06.

VOLUNTARY Pre-Proposal conference Wednesday. April 5. 2006 at
3:00 PM Location: Miami Riverside Center Building (MRC). 444 SW
2nd Avenue. Miami. Fl. (Meet in the Cafeteria).

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is 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 The tele-
phone number is (305) 416-1906.

NANCE NO.12271.

Joe Arriola -
City Manager 1*. ,j

AD NO. 14335 .


AFFECTED RULES: 40E-7.668, 40E-7.669, 40E-7.670, 40E-7.671, 40E-
7.672, 40E-7.673, 40E-7.674, 40E-7.675, 40E-7.676, 40E-7.677, 40E-
7.678, 40E-7.679

SUMMARY: The Rule provides for three types of Competitive Solicitation
Preferences designed to assist small businesses certified under the
District's small business program. These preferences are the bid equaliza-
tion, a sheltered market and a subcontracting requirement for both bids and
proposals. The bid equalization component would provide up to a 10%
adjustment so that a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) who is not the low
bidder would still be awarded a contract with the District. The sheltered mar-
ket would allow only SBEs to bid on designated solicitations. The subcon-
tracting requirement for bids and proposals would allow the District to set
subcontracting goals for bids and proposals.

TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: April 12, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34974. For further information please contact Frank
Hayden, South Florida Water Management District, P.O. Box 24680, Mail
Stop Code 6611, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, telephone 1-800-432-
2045, extension 6043 or (561) 682-6043 (
Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District Board decision
require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised that it
may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need
assistance may contact the Director of Governing Board and Executive
Services, at (561) 682-6371 at least two business days in advance to make
appropriate arrangements.

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SCity Hall 3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida

The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on April 6, 2006 beginning at
9:00 a.m. to consider whether it is in the public's best interest that the City Commission
ratify, approve and confirm the Emergency Findings of the City Manager justifying the
waiver of competitive proposals award of an agreement for Program Management
Services for the Orange Bowl Renovation Project No. B-30153 to Jones Lang LaSalle
Americas, Inc. in the amount of $6,500,000.

The Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled City
Commission meeting of April 6, 2006 at:
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida

All interested persons may appear at the meeting and may be heard with respect to the
proposed issue. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon
which any appeal may be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Office of the City
Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) business days prior to the
proceeding or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3) business days prior to the

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City Hall 3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida

The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on April 6, 2006 beginning at
9:00 a.m., to consider whether it is in the public's best interest that the City Commission
ratify, approve and confirm the Emergency Findings of the City Manager justifying the
waiver of competitive bids to establish a Purchase Order in the amount of $56,800 with
Electrical Contract Service, Inc.. for Orange Bowl Emergency Security and Sport Light
Fixture Removal Project No. B-30387.

The Public Hearing will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled City
Commission meeting of April 6, 2006 at:

3500 Pan American Drive
Miami, Florida

All interested persons may appear at the meeting and may be heard with respect to the
proposed issue. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that person shall ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all testimony and evidence upon
which any appeal may be based.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. persons needing special
accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Office of the City
Clerk at (305) 250-5360 (Voice) no later than two (2) business days prior to the
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To Place Your Ad

Call: 305-694-6225

Business Rentals
Available. Minority Small
Business Incubator.
Call 305-446-3095

Furnished Rooms
15840 N.W. 18 PLACE
Furnished room, kitchen
privileges. Call 305-548-5488
' or 305-962-8157

1721 NW 41 Street
Two large rooms, furnished
with air, cable and applian-
ces. $115 and $125 each
week. Call 786-487-2222.
1845 NW 50th Street
$120 weekly, with air. $240
to move in.
Call 786-286-7455 or
5550 N.W. 9th Avenue
Comfortable room.
$100 weekly 305-694-9405
Call 305-625-3081. Saturday
-and Sunday only anytime.
OUTREACH -Beds available.
3 meals FREE if qualify.
Clean, decent, Northwest
area, $450 to $475 a room,
$200 security. Call Rock 786-
Kitchen and bathroom ac-
cess. $112.50 weekly
Call 954-454-6645
Nice rooms for rent. Includes
air and cable. Call Tony at
Air, cable. $130 weekly. $390
to move in. 786-663-4189
Nice room, private entrance,
305-687-0475 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Do you need a place to stay?
Air, TV, complete meals in-
cluded in exchange for being
a helpful guide to a blind
man, who is in good health.
No cooking, no cleaning re-
quired. Free time to work
other jobs. If this ad does not
met your needs, please do
not waste my time by calling.
Call 786-597-8629

S Efficiencies
13880 N.E. 6th Avenue
Nice and cozy with air, tile
floors and appliances. $550
monthly! $1650 move-in.
Call 305-769-3740
1612 N.W. 51st Terrace
Utilities included. $785
moves you in. $240 bi-
Call 786-389-1686

1184 N.W. 37th Street #B
Studio apartment, Section 8
welcome. Call 305-733-3678.
1525 N.W. 1st Place
,One bedroom, one bath,
$500 monthly. Newly
ed. All appliances included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578
1550 N W. 1 Court
Efficiency, one bath, $370.
Two bedrooms one bath,
$575, stove, refrigerator,
air, free water

186 Street and 63 Avenue
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$1350 monthly. Gym, cable,
pool, security 24 hours. Sec-
tion 8 welcome.
Call 305-762-2223
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
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
modeled effciency, two and
three bedrooms, air, ceiling
fan, appliances, laundry, and
100 NW 11th St. Mgr. #106

1546 NW 66th Street
570 NW 30th Street
Beautiful four and two bed-
rooms available.
Call Ted 954-274-6944 or
Brand new two bedrooms,
two baths, eat-in kitchen,
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-720-8222


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

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

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

Ninth Street Apartments
One bedroom, one bath,
$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
three bedrooms, two baths
with central air, appliances
and free 27 inch flat screen
TV. $950 monthly!
Section 8 Welcome!
Call Joel at 786-355-7578
Very nice, air conditioned
large one bedrooms, rent
plans are negotiable, any
reasonable plans accepted.
Call 786-663-4600

11277 NW 17th Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 786-269-5643
161 N.W. 61st Street
Two bedrooms, one bath ce-
ramic tile, fully remodeled,
Section 8 welcome.
Call 786-285-8872
1953 NW 50th Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
with central air, and Tiled
floors. Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-469-5093
224 NW 63rd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Newly remodeled, new appli-
ances. Section 8 Okay. $875
monthly. Call 786-797-7878.
2741 N.W. 47th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, everything new.
$995 monthly. NDI Realtors
435 NW 58th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with appliances, air, parking
and water included. $825
Call 786-355-6265
575 N.W. 56 STREET
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcome. First
month and deposit. Applica-
tions are required. Call 305-
318-3664 or 954-632-7436.
673 N.E. 86th Street
Two bedrooms, two baths
with tile, air, bars, and water.
$780 monthly. $1300 to
move in.
Call 786-512-1588
Section 8 Hialeah or Miami
Beach. Three bedrooms, one
bath. Call H. Malcom Davis,
Inc. at 305-984-7222 or Di-
ane Davis 305-984-0340.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
completely remodeled, $900
monthly, Section 8 Welcome!
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 305-757-6115
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-

Two bedrooms, two baths,

fully loaded, appliances,
brand new gated.
Call Yolanda 786-277-3916
Two-Two bedrooms, one
bath, tiled, carpet, central air,
and appliances. Section 8
preferred. Call Panitra at:

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I Houses I
112 Street and 16 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath
Mr. Harrell at 305-608-8757.
112th Street NW 15th Court
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1400 monthly. Will not pass
inspection for Section 8
Call 305-759-6418
12675 S.W. 190 TERRACE
Five bedrooms, two baths.
Section 8 welcome $1700
monthly. Call 786-382-4077
13235 Alexandria Drive
Three bedroom, one bath.
Central air, washer/dryer,
tiled, vertical blinds, carport.
Section 8. Call 305-303-2644
1348 NW 55th Street
Two bedrooms
Call 305-757-5929
1529 N.W. 52nd Street
Completely renovated four
bedrooms, two baths, ceram-
ic tile throughout, spacious
rooms and living area, iron
fenced yard, new kitchen ap-
pliances. Close to schools
and park. Asking $1400 per
month. Section 8 welcome.
For more information call Mr.
Davis at 305-481-1525.
1545 N.W. 115 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 welcome, contact
Serena Davis 305-978-9472.
2325 N.W. 89th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$900 a month, $1800 to
move in, Section 8 welcome,
call 305-685-9402.
2359 NW 56 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths
with central air. Hialeah or
Miami Beach, Section 8 wel-
come, $1450 monthly, first
and security.
Call 305-761-0061
2360 N.W. 140 STREET
Three bedrooms, one bath,
washer and dryer, dishwash-
er, central air, tile and carpet.
Section 8 welcome. First,
last and sec. $1200 monthly.
Call Curry 786-718-6413 or
Mrs. Curry 786-290-9132.
2367 NW 81st Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
quiet area, fenced yard, $800
a month. Call 305-300-0544
S6600 N.W. 8th Avenue
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, appliances, big yard.
$1400 Call 786-444-6366.
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baths, $33,500! Foreclosures!
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18915 NW 45th Street
Beautiful three bedrooms,
two baths, already
renovated, $160,000.
Call Erika 305-586-8423
18915 NW 46th Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Call 305-586-8423
Four bedrooms, two baths,
townhouse, central air, owner
will help with closing costs,
priced $195,000.
Call 786-586-4992
Two bedrooms, two baths
condo, third floor, large
rooms in gated community.
Please call Paulette Cham-
bers at Century 21 Flamingo,

I 0Duplex
1446-1448 N.W. 39 Street
One bedroom, one bath on
each side. New roof, new
paint, new windows. Try
$2900 down and $898
monthly (new adjustable rate
mortgage). $189K. NDI Real-
tors 305-655-1700.

1730 NW 52nd Street
Two units One bedroom,
one bath, great income
property, $127,000.
Call Joe 786-271-9828

One bedroom, one bath,
central air, seller pays closing
cost. Call 786-426-2577


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1121 N.W. 46th Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
large beautiful home, remod-
eled, central air, tiled,
liviig/dining, utilities room,
fenced, back yard, school in
walking distance, nice neigh-
borhood. By owner only!
$239,000, 100% financing
available. Call Norman:
1829 N.W. 55th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
plus studio, very nice, selling
price $185,000
2134 N.W. 80th Street
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new. Ce-
ramic tile and carpet.
Asking $195,000.
Call Monique Morgan Realty
2144 N.W. 80th Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
with family room carport,
central air, Everything brand
new. Ceramic tile and carpet.
Asking $165,000.
Call 786-285-8872
Three bedrooms, one bath
with family room, central air,
Everything brand new! Ce-
ramic tile and carpet.
Asking $205,000.
Call 786-285-8872
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-
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Three bedrooms, two baths
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Please call Paulette Cham-
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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-
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and leading teams with
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projects, business
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40-50 people needed.
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$2,000-$3,000 a month
part-time. No experience.
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40 hour childcare class.
Must have high school di-
polma/GED, fulltime or
parttime. 305-754-7979

Edward Paint-Body and
Repair Shop seeks a
painter-prep, custom paint
and collision person ex-
perienced in framework.
Call 305-759-2890

Part-time worker exper-
inced in home repairs.
Valid driver's license.
786-326-0482 or

Restaurant in need of
waitress, dishwasher, and
Call: 305-218-2601

Route Drivers

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

We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail

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

Applications are received
Thursday and Friday
900 NW 54th Street

Infants and PreSchool
40 Hrs., required, CDA
perferred. N.E. Miami Pre-
School.Call 305-948-9235



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experience in the area of drug abuse treatment preferred.
Applicants should include their CV, clinical and research
statement and names of 3 references to: Julie Vazquez, Dept
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Application now are being accepted 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 21269 S.W. 85 Avenue,
Miami, Fl. 33189.

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such as love, marriage, health, court
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I give never failing advice upon all matters of life,
such as love, courtship, marriage, divorce, business
transactions of all kinds. I never fail to reunite the sep-
arated, cause speedy and happy marriages, overcome
enemies, rivals, lovers' quarrels, evil habits, stumbling
blocks and bad luck of all kind. There is no heart so
sad so dreary that I cannot bring sunshine into it. In
fact, no matter what may be your hope, fear or ambi-
tion, I guarantee to tell it before you utter a word to
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Two Iree questions by phone/Licensed Spiritualist

and office visit after 14 days

Learn about a clinical research
study evaluating an investigational
vaccine for human papillomavirus
(HPV). If you are over 26 years
old, in good health, not breast-
feeding and not planning on
becoming pregnant during the
first 8 months of the study you
may be eligible to participate in
this study which will be evaluating
a vaccine for HPV.

As a qualified participant you
will receive the following
at no cost to you:
Study related tests
Physical and gynecological
Information of women's health
issues & family planning

Compensation for travel and time

Please call the
Department of OBGYN
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at many local boxing gyms.
Boxers George Foreman and
Joe Frazier are among those
who use his pain relief spray,
he said.
What separates Israel and
his hair care products from
the competition is his commit-
ment to the community and
his experience as a barber and
cosmetologist. "Most [who are
in charge of hair care compa-

nies] are not barbers or cos-
metologists. They couldn't do
a head of hair to save their
life. It's just a business to
them. The hair business for
Blacks is a $28 billion a year
industry. They're not putting
money back into the Black
community. I go into the
schools and encourage stu-
dents to get their license. I
teach merchandising. Our peo-
ple send us to a beauty supply
store [to buy hair care prod-
ucts] when what we need to do

is sell the products in our
salons and shops."
As for Shuford, she said
Israel's pain relief spray has
become her 'miracle worker.'
"Being a single mother on a
budget, it helps me save money
and time. It helps me with my
family's health. It's an all in
one miracle worker," she said.
To experience the miracle of
Judah's Gold and Bro. Job's
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The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, that professional engineering services will be required for pro-
fessional transportation planning services, for the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The scope of services includes but is not limited to, the provision of professional planning services, as
needed, to supplement the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Secretariat's efforts in conduct-
ing the transportation planning process for the Miami Urbanized Area. The consultants will be required
to perform any one or more of the following activities: data collection, analysis and evaluation, determi-
nation of level of services, travel demand forecasting, preparation of maps, reports and presentations,
as well as any other work to support the transportation planning process for the Miami Urbanized Area.
Assignments below the Florida Statute 287.055 threshold will utilize the County's Equitable Distribution
Program (EDP).
Five (5) non-exclusive Professional Service Agreements (PSA) will be awarded under this solicitation.
Subject PSAs will be in an amount of $400,000 with an effective term of three (3) years.
1.01 Transportation Planning Urban Area and Regional Transportation Planning (PRIME)
1.02 Transportation Planning Mass and Rapid Transit Planning (PRIME)
A copy of the Notice to Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amelia M. Cordova-Jimenez who may be contacted via e-
mail at, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-2036.
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be' held on March 23, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-3, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
Deadline for submission of proposals is April 12, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

Pla yOr ClaSified ard in Theasuremi Times lle 30 assiefs
Place your Classified ad in The Miami Times call 305-694-6225


OCI PROJECT NO. A05-PARK-04 GOB 43-70153

The County Manager, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, and
Chapter 2, Sections 2-8.1 (as amended by Ordinance 05-15), and 2-10.4 of the Miami-Dade County
Code and Administrative Order 3-39, announces that professional architectural and engineering (A/E)
services will be required for Tree Islands Park for the Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation
Design and construction administration services will be required for Tree Islands Park. The area-wide
park development will include: environmental mitigation, restroom building, landscaping, picnic areas,
walkways, and vehicle circulation. .. '
One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
for an effective term of nine (9) years or until completion of the warranty period. Please note that the
PSA includes design, permitting, bidding, construction management, and one-year warranty on con-
struction phases.
The prime and/or subconsultants selected must demonstrate experience in the below listed areas
Information regarding the experience and qualifications must be included in. Sections F and/or G of OCI
Form 1, as indicated in Section 2.1(2).
1.) The prime and/or subconsultants selected must have prepared and committed a minimum
of three (3) environmental irrigation plans for freshwater wetlands within the last five (5) years
from the submittal date of this solicitation.
2.) The prime and/or subconsultant must have designed a minimum of three (3) park and
recreation facilities including but not limited to buildings, sports fields, etc. within the last five
(5) years from the submittal date of this solicitation.

The above expertise must be met by a qualified individual(s) of the prime consultant's and/or subcon-
sultant's firm. The experience .must be demonstrated by direct or substantial involvement of the individ-
ual(s) in a supervisory capacity at the project manager level or above in these projects. The determi-
nation of the individual's qualifications and compliance with the above experience and qualifications
shall be at the sole discretion of the County.
The Competitive Selection Committee will not evaluate proposals from firms that they determined failed
to meet the above experience and qualifications.

14.00 Architecture (PRIME)


Environmental Engineering Stormwater Drainage Design Engineering Services
Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying 11.00 General Structural Engineering
General Civil Engineering 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
Architectural Construction Management 13.00 General Electrical Engineering
Landscape Architecture

A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying participation provi-
sions (as applicable) may be obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering
Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL 33128. The phone number and fax respec-
tively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will be forwarded elec-
tronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail
address in their vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-
line. Additionally, those pre-qualified firms without an e-mail address will be faxed a solicitation notifi-
cation. The NTPC and accompanying documents may be obtained on line at, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Amado Gonzalez who may be contacted via e-mail at gon-, fax: (305) 350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-1428.

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on March 29, 2006, at 3:00 P.M. in
Conference Room 18-2, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to
Deadline for submission of proposals is April 12, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code, as amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27
for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.

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The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is seeking the professional
services of a qualified Consultant or Team of Firms to provide Construction
Engineering & Inspection services in connection with the reconstruction of
the existing SR 874 Kendall Drive entrance ramp to allow new movement
for the northbound traffic entering SR 874. For copies of the RSOQ wth
complete information on the scope of the services as well as submittal
requirements, please log into our site: or call MDX
Procurement Office at 305-637-3277. Deadline for submitting an SOQ is
April 25, 2006 by 2:00 PM Eastern Time.


Progressive Vision Community Development Corporation, Inc. (the "CDC")
is seeking a qualified organization to provide development services to the
CDC in connection with a commercial/retail/residential development in
Miami (Liberty City), Florida. The anticipate development will consist of
5,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 100 residential units. A
parking facility may also be required. The successful respondent must have
development experience with mix-use developments, must have a local
presence in Miami-Dade County and must be willing, if required, to provide
certain guarantees.

Persons or organizations interested in providing development services
should submit a summary of qualifications on or before April 7, 2006. Fee
quotes and payment requirements are not required as a part of the
response. No specific format is required; however responses should be lim-
ited to five (5) pages. Please do not include exhibits. After review of the
responses, the successful respondent will be contacted to discuss its abili-
ty to provide the services.

Responses are due by 5:00 pm on April 7, 2006 and should be addressed
to the CDC and sent to Holland & Knight, LLP, 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite
2800, Miami, Florida 33137, Attn: Lynn C. Washington, Esq. Facsimiles are
also acceptable and may be sent to 305-789-7799.

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Council Conference Meeting: 4th Floor Conference Room, (TBA)
Regular City Council Meeting: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, 7:30 PM
Location: 17011 N.E. 19 Avenue, North Miami Beach

All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting.

Solomon Odenz, City Clerk Howard B. Lenard, City Attorney

Notice: 1) Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Council with respect to any matter to be considered at this meeting, that
person shall insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
including all testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be based
(F/S 286.0105); 2) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Office of the City Clerk no later than four (4)
days prior to the proceedings. Telephone (305) 787-6001 for assistance; if
hearing impaired, telephone our TDD line at (305) 948-2909 for assistance.



The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is soliciting responses from
qualified recruitment/search firms interested in providing recruitment/search
services for the MDX Executive Director position. MDX encourages small,
disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses to have full oppor-
tunity to submit a response to any solicitation document issued by MDX. For
complete information on the scope of the services as well as submittal
requirements, please log into our site: or call MDX
Procurement Office at 305-637-3277. Deadline for submitting a sealed
Proposal is April 5, 2006 by 2:00 PM Eastern Time.



Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of bids, which can
be obtained through the Department of Procurement Management (DPM),
from our. Website: www.miamidade.aov/dom. Vendors inay 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.






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"In today's world (unfortu-
nately) one does not expect to
encounter unabashed hon-
esty and friendliness in most
cities," Cormier wrote. "Mr.
Dantes certainly has changed
my mind about that." The
experience had left him with
pleasant feelings about
Miami, he said.
Noting that taxicab drivers
were often among the first
people who visitors meet on

their arrival, District 1
Commissioner Barbara
Jordon joined Commissioner
Rolle in praise of Jean
Dantes. "You have set a posi-
tive example for Miami-Dade
Country," she said.
Runners-up for the
Chauffeur of the Year Award
were Robert Saint-Rose,
Elima Louima and Elie
Bresier who had won 2005
Chauffeur of the Quarter
The awards were made
under the Taxicab Chauffeur

Incentive Program (TCIP), a
feature of the taxicab ordi-
nance passed by County
Commissioners in July, 1998.
A major thrust of that ordi-
nance is the upgrading of
customer service standards in
the taxicab sector.
TCIP winners are selected
from nominations made by
members of the public,
including taxicab passengers
(residents and visitors), per-
sonnel in the tourism indus-
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the taxicab sector.

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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

097-FF10 4/11/2006 Outside Agencies Qualified to Operate
Alternative Educagtion Programs for
Miami-Dade County Public Schools At-Risk
Students (II)

BY: Dr. Rudolph F. Crew

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools



OCI PROJECT NO. A05-PARK-02 GOB 45-70155

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

Design and construction administration services will be required for Phase II of the Amelia Earhart Park
which will include completion of the sports complex; mountain biking'course, recreation center build-
ing/aquatic facility construction; picnic beach area; vehicle and pedestrian circulation; utilities upgrades
and landscaping. .

One qualified consultant will be retained under a non-exclusive Professional Services Agreement (PSA)
for an effective term of eight (8) years or until completion of the warranty period. Please note that the
PSA includes design, permitting, bidding, construction administration, and one-year warranty on con-
struction phases.


The prime and/or subconsultants selected must demonstrate experience in the below listed areas
Information regarding the experience and qualifications must be included in Sections F andlor
G of OCI Form 1, as indicated in Section 2.1(2).

The prime and/or subconsultant must have designed a minimum or three (3) competition swimming
facilities within the last five (5) years from the submittal date of this solicitation.

The prime and/or subconsultant must have designed a minimum of three (3) leisure recreational aquat-
ic facilities within the last five (5) years from the submittal date of this solicitation.

The prime and/or subconsultant must have designed a minimum of three (3) mountain bike course facil-
ities within the last five (5) years from the submittal date of this solicitation.

The above expertise must be met by a qualified individual(s) of the prime consultant's and/or subcon-
sultant's firm. The experience must be demonstrated by direct or substantial involvement of the individ-
ual(s) in a supervisory capacity at the project manager level or above in these projects. The determi-
nation of the individual's qualifications and compliance with the above experience and qualifications
shall be at the sole discretion of the County.

The Competitive Selection Committee will not evaluate proposals from firms that they deter-
mined failed to meet the above experience and qualifications.


14.00 Architecture (PRIME)


Environmental Engineering Stormwater Drainage Design Engineering Services
General Civil Engineering 11.00 General Structural Engineering
Architectural Construction Management 12.00 General Mechanical Engineering
Landscape Architecture 13.00 General Electrical Engineering

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

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


One (1) Agreement NO MEASURES

A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on March 31, 2006, at 11:30 A.M. in
Conference Room 18-2, 18th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street,
Miami, Florida. While attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to

Deadline for submission of proposals is April 12, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed
envelopes and containers must be received at Miami-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County
Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202, Miami, Florida 33128-1983. BE

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


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