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Haitians demand change


ELECTIONS

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com '


FAR FROM DECIDED


Haitians went to the polls .
on Sunday, hoping to elect a '
president that could propel the cIons i i
country forward as it strug- N o rt
gles to recover from January's
devastating earthquake and
a cholera epidemic that con- -
tinues to claim thousands of
victims. But what transpired .
in many voting locations were
protests that turned violent, G g
ballots being burned and ex- s
samples of disorganization at
the highest level.
Haiti's top election author-
ity, the Provisional Electoral V
Council (PEC), says that many
voters were unable to find their
names on voter lists yet an-
other problem that has marred
the recent elections. Still the
PEC has determined that the -AP Photo/Dieu NalioChery
overall voting process was a Haiti's presidential candidate Michel Martelly, center, rides atop a vehicle accompanied by fellow
success. The Council has also candidate Charles-Henri Baker, right, and musician Wyclef Jean, to demonstrate against the general
said that they are counting elections in Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 28.
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Cautious Seoul fear menacing North

Deadly attack on island raises the prospect launchers Pae says it is time to confront the North's commu-
nist dictatorship over years of frightening provocations. How-
of a new era of pr't Tuiuions ever, she is nervous about the consequences.
"We need a strong reaction, but not so strong that war breaks
By Calum MacLeod out," says Pae, 41, who says she took comfort by the arrival of
the nuclear-powered USS George Washington off her country's
SEOUL It's late November, but Christmas decorations al- shore. "It is America's biggest ship. I feel relieved when it comes
ready light up Seoul's bustling Shinsegae department store, here to protect our country."
where housewife Pae Jung Hee bought presents of socks for her Throughout Seoul, there is a feeling that the Koreas have en-
two children Monday. Yet the bogeyman over the border is spoil- tered what could be a dangerous phase in a 57-year cold war
ing her festive mood. that turned hot with last week's shelling by the North, which
"I am worried that North Korea will attack us again," Pae says killed two South Korean Marines and two civilians.
of the deadly artillery barrage the North fired upon a South Ko- The attack seems to have sent ripples through the psyche of
rean island last week. people here and beyond:
Like many residents of this bustling capital of 10 million It has raised questions about the democratic South's "Sun
which is within range of thousands of North Korean artillery Please turn to WAR 10A




Testing 'essential' in battle against HIV/AIDS


By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
kmncnetr@miumitimetonline.com

On today, Wednesday, De-
cember 1st, government and
health officials, along with the
families and friends of an esti-
mated 25 million men, women
and children who have died
from AIDS-related illnesses
since it first exploded on the
international scene in 1981,
will wear a red ribbon, and
pause for words of prayer
and encouragement. In ad-
dition, voices will be raised
to increase awareness of the


AIDS pandemic caused by the
spread of the HI' virus that
has become one of the most
destructive epidemics ever re-
corded.
Some experts estimate that
over 33 million people world-
wide live are now living with
HIV. And despite improved
anti -retroviral treatments
and care, many people in the
U.S. and particularly on the
African continent who are
HIV-positive, are still not get-
ung the medicines they need
to keep their immune sys-
tems strong enough to fight


the disease.
And until a cure is found,
awareness is the key reason
why leaders participate in
World AIDS Day activities as
Medical experts believe that
1/4 of people living with the
virus don't know their status
and therefore remain unaware
of the damage it will inevitably
cause to their own health and
the health of others [their sex-
ual partner(s)l as long as they
chose to remain in the dark.

THE IMPORTANCE OF
GETTING TESTED
At Empower U, Inc., a non-'
profit, minority, peer-based
and managed organization


founded here in Liberty City
by people living with HIV/
AIDS. the number of cases
they handle can sometimes
seem to be overwhelming. But
according to Johnny Rogers,
44. assistant case manager,
"before you can take control
of your life and your health,
you must get tested."
"Testing is essential and
one should have it done
regularly," he said. "If you
do test positive for the virus
early enough in your infec-
tion, there are more options
for getting the proper medical
care, prolonging your life and
above all, making sure you
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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA


Obama proposes


freeze on fed pay

Plan would save $28B over five years

By David Jackson and Oren Dorell

* President Obama proposed a two-year federal pay freeze Mon-
day that may be as much about increased Republican power in
Congress as it is about the size of the federal debt.
Obama said his proposal, which must be approved by Con-
gress, would save $28 billion over five years a tiny percentage
of the total federal debt now pegged at $13.7 trillion.
. The plan drew compliments from Republicans as their con-
: gressional leaders prepare to meet today with Obama at the
White House. Republicans take control of the House in Janu-
ary.
The nation's long-term debt is "a challenge that both parties
have a responsibility to address," Obama said. The freeze for 2
million federal workers would not apply to the military, he said.
* Federal employees haven't had their pay frozen since 1986,
when President Reagan imposed a one-year freeze.
Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the incoming House speaker, ap-
plauded the proposal, but saidJ4, should be followed up by a
federal hiring freeze. Otherwise, "a pay freeze won't do much to
rein in a federal bureaucracy that added hundreds of thousands
of employees to its payroll over the last two years," he said.
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Leaks threaten


global security

Clinton blasts leaks as 'an attack'


By Mimi Hall and Richard Wolf

WASHINGTON The
Obama administration
scrambled Monday to control
the diplomatic damage from a
quarter-million leaked State
Department documents rever-
berating across the nation's
capital and around the globe.
The White House ordered
a government-wide review of
* procedures to safeguard clas-
sified data and vowed to pros-
ecute anyone who broke U.S.
law by leaking the latest trove
of documents to the online
whistle-blower WikiLeaks.
* "This disclosure is not just
an attack on America's foreign
policy interests," Secretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clin-
ton said. "It is an attack on
the international community
the alliances and partner-
ships, the conversations and


HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
Secretary of State
negotiations, that safeguard
global security and advance
economic prosperity."
Attorney General Eric Hold-
er said the government was
conducting a criminal inves-
tigation and would hold re-
sponsible "anybody who was
involved in the breaking of
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2A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


OPINION


BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


Black youth need real

leaders to provide

real opportunities

| e situation for young Black men in Florida, as well as
in almost every state in the U.S., has reached levels of
Epidemic proportions. Young Black men between the
ages of 16 and 24 are finding it more and more difficult to
find jobs. More Black men are standing on corners without
anything productive to do. More Black men are dropping out
of high school and "enrolling" in the prison industrial complex
where they can count on getting everything imaginable except
the means for adequate rehabilitation. In summary, we face
the distinct and unenviable possibility of losing an entire gen-
eration of Black men potential contributors to the economy,
potential leaders in society and the potential fathers of the
next generation.

The late comedian Richard Pryor once told a joke about how
Black women can't make Black babies without Black men. The
audience laughed at the notion. But in retrospect his words
more prophetic than many of us could have known.

Meanwhile, most of our Black educators, businessmen and
women and elected officials, individuals who claim to know
the pulse of their communities and constituencies, appear to
be clueless as to what needs to be done like deer caught in
a driver's headlines.

Sometimes leaders are more interested in getting the cred-
it for what they do than compromising with others to bring
about effective change. We hope that is not the case here in
Miami. Time is running out for thousands of young Black men
as their hopes for the future become swallowed up by rejection
letters, denials for unemployment benefits and tailor-made or-
ange jump suits.

What happens to a dream deferred asked the great poet
Langston Hughes? "Maybe it just sags like a heavy load or
does it just explode."

If slavery could not squash the spirit of Black resilience why
can't our leaders come together and make a way for our young
Black brothers? Maybe they really don't care.


Graduation rates may be

rising but for Blacks it's too

early to celebrate

She Miami-Dade County Public Schools recently an-
nounced that high school graduation rates are on the
rise. In fact, they tell us that these rates are the high-
est ever posted since the state began tracking its students'
performance with more modern methods developed in the
1990s. Okay, so let's pause while Superintendent Carvalho
and all those who are part of the public education system in
the County, not to mention their counterparts in Broward
County, pat themselves on the backs.

Now that the celebration is over, let's take another look at
what was not said or emphasized. Black students are still at
the bottom at most levels of achievement with just above 10
percent of Black boys scoring a level of proficiency on stan-
dardized reading and mathematics tests. Almost hidden in
their report, like a footnote on the pages of life, we are told
that the District realizes that it still has some work to do in
terms of reducing the achievement gap.

What we don't hear is what they plan to do about it.

But wait this annoying thing called the achievement gap
has been bantered about at educational symposiums, na-
tional conferences and parent teacher conferences for the
past several decades. It is not a new problem. So why has it
persisted? And why do some of our educational leaders grow
silent when the topic is raised?

Education is the one means of leveling the field in the U.S.
for children no matter how much money their parents may
have or at least it once was. In the good old days teachers
were allowed to teach subjects with creativity and passion.
Students of all colors responded positively. We just wonder
if the way we evaluate the performance of students and the
kinds of curriculum adopted by most public schools, are put-
ting young Black boys at a disadvantage. Somehow we must
find an immediate way to engage the minds of young Black
boys and girls. Only then will it be appropriate for the Black
community to join in the celebration.


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Trie Black Pre' D elieaes that America can be.l lea d e l fom racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race creed or color, his or her numan and legal rights Hating no person, fearing no person
the Black Pres strives to help every person in the ilrm Delief that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back.


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BY HARRY C. ALFORD, NNPA COLUMNIST ,p


Scott and West the new dynamic duo


The title sounds like fuzzy
math but it is not. It is the real-
ity that we have on Capitol Hill
after the past elections. We now
have no Black senators thanks
to the shenanigans of Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid and
the Democratic National Com-
mittee's anemic support for any
Black stepping up for a senate
slot. The fact is they are mak-
ing moves to lessen the 42 Black
congresspersons representing
the Democratic Party. On the
other hand, the Republican
National Committee is touting
their two newly-elected Black
congressmen.
In a fair world, Nancy Pe-
losi would be stepping down
from her leadership role as she
"sunk" the ship she was guid-
ing. You don't blame it on oth-
ers. A true leader would have
fallen on his/her sword and
passed the gauntlet on to the
next in line. But, no they blamed


it on the Black man and to ev-
eryone's disappointment he, the
Black man, took it with a smile.
And, so it is going on right now
on Capitol Hill. Black congres-
sional persons of the Congres-
sional Black Caucus are catch-
ing hell from their White masters


They have a new hit list and it
is all Black. Charles Rangel was
paraded on television last week
and humiliated to no end. And
there are more coming. Maxine
Waters, Jesse Jackson Jr. and
Alcee Hastings are among a few
and the intent is to knock them


In a fair world, Nancy Pelosi would be stepping down from
her leadership role as she "sunk" the ship she was guid-
ing. You don't blame it on others.


and to the disappointment of
their constituents Black vic-
tims of terrible policy. Yes, their
districts are becoming poorer
and they don't have a clue what
to do. Just in case they might
start thinking about that, the
democratic White elite are giv-
ing them serious problems so
that their concentration is de-
stroyed.


down a notch or two. They will
lose key committee positions
and will be terribly damaged
public relations wise for future
elections. They are attacking
the seniority of Congressman
Ed Towns on the Committee
on Oversight and Government
Reform and are trying to block
the Honorable Bobby Rush as
Ranking Member of the Tele-


communications Committee.
Every day a new assault forms
against the CBC for the purpose
of lessening Black political pow-
er. The super liberals, unionists,
socialists, and Marxists are all
moving in the same direction
and that direction is against ev-
ery Black Democratic member
of Congress.
As the Republicans are pre-
paring to take over the manage-
ment of the House of Represen-
tatives, they are touting their
two new Black members as
natural leaders and giving them
great expectations. Fortunately,
these two brothers, Tim Scott
(South Carolina) and Allen West
(Florida) are strong and proud
of their Blackness. Their doors
are going to be open for Black
advocates to come and seek ad-
vice or bring ideas to them. They
will represent their districts and
become the conscience of Black
business and entrepreneurship.


BY JAMES CLINGMAN, NNPA COLUMNIST


"Politricks" are now back in full force


No, that's not a typo; I really
mean "Politricks." It is utterly
amazing to me that so many
people in this country fall for the
games, the outright corruption,
and the tricks played by many
of those whom we elect to public
office. First we complain about
what we are not getting from
them, then we re-elect them and
then we start complaining all
over again. Our solution: Elect
some new politricksters who end
up doing the same thing the old
ones did.
Since it seems we don't have
the political savvy to change this
endless political charade that
always ends up hurting Black
people the most, and consider-
ing the fact that some of our own
politicians are caught up -in the
political cesspool of corruption,
greed, and apathy, maybe we
should just pack it in. Black folks
are losing at politricks, and as
Malcolm once said, that makes
us "chumps."


We have the Black Caucus,
about 40 or so Black politicians,
many of whom are caught in
Washington's traps of personal
enrichment, corruption, or just
plain old nonfeasance in of-
fice. To add insult to injury, there
will be no Black Senators in the


mings. This former governor of
Alaska, who quit that job and
now wants to be President says,
"I believe I can" beat Barack
Obama in 2012. When you finish
laughing, remember: Bush won,
didn't he? Reagan won, didn't he?
Palin's daughter's participa-


First we complain about what we are not getting from
them, then we re-elect them and then we start complain-
ing all over again. Our solution: Elect some new politrick-
sters who end up doing the same thing the old ones did.


next Congress; not that having
one did any good anyway, but
since we fall for political sym-
bolism over substance, we can
count that as a huge loss as well.
Moreover, a barrage of insults
have been thrown at our "first
Black President" by the likes of
Michael "Homeboy" Steele and
other so-called Black conserva-
tives, topped off by none other
than Sarah Palin and her lem-


tion on "Dancing with the Stars"
and the outrage Black folks
expressed at her beating out
Brandy, only tells me that some
of us are way out of touch. The
fact that we are willing to waste
time discussing and being angry
about a meaningless television
show, suggests we are discon-
nected from our own economic
empowerment. No, she can't
dance. But if it were not Palin's


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daughter we would not be as of-
fended. The Palins are pulling in
the cash while we worry about a
dance contest.
Listen folks, and especially
you, Mr. President. This country
loves a gunslinger; we had Bush
for eight years, didn't we? And
before Bush, Clinton was a gun-
slinger too, thumbing his nose
at tradition and doing what he
wanted to do because, in his own
words, "I could."
Obama's swagger will continue
to mean nothing unless he is will-
ing to fire his weapon, especially
on behalf of Black people. To hell
with a second term; he should re-
spond in-kind to his attackers by
using his executive powers to get
something done. Black folks are
drowning, Brother President. You
and the Black Caucus would not
be in office without us; so what
are y'all gonna do in the next two
years? If all you're gonna do is
keep talking I suggest you start
walking '


BY MARC H. MORIAL., NNPA COLUMNIST


Obama must avoid voodoo economics


"Sounds like voodoo eco-
nomics." George H.W. Bush
in 1980 commenting on Rea-
ganomic tax cuts for the rich.
It comes as no surprise to
most of us that 2+2 does not
equal 22. But the current de-
bate over Bush-era tax cuts
is based on an illogical equa-
tion. The goal of any tax plan
should be to stimulate the
economy, produce jobs and
ease the burden on working
and middle-class Americans.
Anything else is pretending
that 2+2=22.
The 2001 tax plan adopt-
ed to stimulate the economy
was heavily weighted in favor
of higher income taxpayers.
Middle- and working-class
Americans got crumbs while
the upper echelon got a sev-
en-course meal. And since the
start of the great recession in
2007, the incomes of aver-
age Americans have plunged
while those of CEOs and
bankers have soared.


An extension of tax cuts for
the highest income groups
makes sense only if tied to
measures that will bolster
economic growth. That means
support for business invest-
ment, small businesses, and
another extension of unem-
ployment benefits. Two mil-
lion unemployed will exhaust
their benefits at the end of the
year, if there's no extension. It


Bush tax cuts was not used to
create jobs in America-much
of it in fact was invested over-
seas. Employment rose only
0.9 percent between 2001 and
2003. Tax cuts for the top five
percent was simply a bad in-
vestment by any measure.
The inequity of their propos-
al is compounded by the ab-
surd fact that it will actually
exacerbate the deficit problem


The 2001 tax plan adopted to stimulate the economy was
heavily weighted in favor of higher income taxpayers.
Middle- and working-class Americans got crumbs while
the upper echelon got a seven-course meal.


is twisted logic to claim the
country can't afford another
unemployment benefit exten-
sion, while simultaneously
fighting to explode the deficit
with another big tax break for
the rich.
The reality is, the increase
in income for high net worth
groups resulting from the


by adding another $700 bil-
lion to our current $1.3 tril-
lion national debt over the
next 10 years.
Any extension of tax cuts
for the highest income groups
not only should be tied to job-
creation measures, but they
should be temporary limited
to no more than three years.


How, in good conscience,
can we give tax breaks to
the wealthiest while deny-
ing unemployment benefits
to middle and working class
Americans who have lost
their jobs through no fault of
their own? How can we make
it possible for millionaires to
buy an extra Mercedes each
year, while middle class fami-
lies are struggling to pay bills
and send their kids to col-
lege? How can we continue to
give tax breaks to individuals
and companies that are ship-
ping jobs overseas, while 15
million Americans are desper-
ately looking for work? Presi-
dent Barack Obama should
not allow the return of voodoo
economics. The country has
nothing to gain from any at-
tempt by the President to ap-
pease those who have already
declared their only goal is to
assure his defeat in 2012-
even if that means making a
dire economic situation worse.
















OPINION


BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWVN DESTINY


5A THE MIAMI Wi',i.., DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


CORNER


meetings and around-the-clock
peaceful protests at the Perrine
store this week.
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. ev-
eryday hundreds of protesters
stand at 9720 SW 168th St.,
holding signs that say, "No Re-
spect = No Business" and "Re-
spect the Black Dollar." And
hundreds more have joined a
Facebook page to promote a
peaceful yet forceful response to
Larue's murder.
Gone are the days when
Blacks. had to rely on riots and
civil disobedience to speak truth
to power. Today, the children of
those who marched in the Civil
Rights Movement are carry-
ing the torch of justice forward
and lighting the path to a bet-
ter tomorrow. It is sad that it
took the death of another young
Black man to awaken this gen-
eration of Civil Rights activists
but as Larue was fond of saying,
"sometimes you have to shake
the tree" to ignite change.
Jason T. Smith is a former re-
porter for The Miami Times and
the current Senior Legislative
Analyst for the Board of County
Commissioners.


SBY FARRAH GRAY, NNPA COLUMNIST


Be daring and begin to draw your own dreams
Self-affirmation requires get- way the teacher thinks it should the doing of it." And, as the child system is to incite
ting in touch with your personal look. The house is a "good" grows older, the opportunity of all. This state of
history. Is it of critical impor- house, but it not the child's discovery and creating new and ultimately brings
tance to know what happened to house., different rules becomes increas- credible reluctar
you along the way and to figure It's not just in forcing com- ingly more difficult to resurrect, ourselves, our far
out what you must do to take pliance that the real damage is It should be pointed out that our friends to tak
full advantage of all that you done. Somehow there always when we talk about play we are where the 'freed s(
have to offer. Can you identify seem to be restrictions whenev- not necessarily referring to the us. If fact, almost
ways that other people early in er a hint of freedom exists. In all activities of the playground. allows the expansi
your life got in the way of your this structure the child forgets Playing is a state of abandon prerogatives seem
coming to an understanding how to "play" and then later in part and parcel of the invitation ening to a great m
and acceptance of yourself? adult life, can only recall rem- we have to ourselves. Doodling Great ventures
In the first years of school- nants of the joy, the abandon, is an example. Children "doo- small ideas. Don'
ing, teachers seem to make a of the natural, free play he or dle." They don't intend to draw a experiment. Keel
systematic effort to discour- she experienced in times past. picture; rather they are anxious open, your mind
age children's explorations into In the process of stealing away to see where their scribbling your body. ready
self. A child draws a house. The play, teachers have instilled a takes them. don't have to hit a
teacher says, "That is not how lifetime message: "Everything The public educational system first time, but you
a house looks." The child draws must have identifiable outcome. holds a hard line in maintaining home run if you
the house again, this time the Nothing should be done just for the status quo. To challenge the swing.


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Miami Northwestern's priorities are upside-down


Dead Editor,

It's a sad day when in a show-
down between a tough principal
and a popular football coach,
the principal feels he can't win.
But that's exactly what seems


to be happening at Northwest-
ern Senior High School in Mi-
ami. Principal Charles Hanker-
son will leave the school after
next year's graduation.His exit
comes after he offered to resign
and then agreed to stay on for


Is America doing enough to assist the people of Haiti? What

can Miami's citizens do?


STACEY GRIFFIN, 40
Hollywood, Griffin the Poet

We are ab-
solutely not
doing enough.
America has
a way of get-
ting involved
in emergencies
because it just
happened and
it's necessary
for the media to seem like we
are the first responders, which
we never are. After the hype is
over and the people are still suf-
fering and dying, America does
not remain and ensure that the
money and resources are allo-
cated properly. The same was
true during the Papa Doc/Baby
Doc era when aid was stolen and
squandered by the powerful fam-
ilies while the masses starved
and squabbled over scraps. It
has been the same irresponsible
behavior over the last 60 years.


EDWIDGE DEJEAN-SUBIRATS, 35
Miami, Singer


ing enough to
assist the peo-
ple of Haiti. It
seems like the
people of Haiti
are still hurt-
ing and the
money has not
reached the
people yet.


JEAN MADEUS, 38
West Palm Beach, Computer network
engineer

I don't really
have the most L
recent infor-
mation about '|
how everything -
is going over .
there. I know .'
every country ,y.
wants to try : '
and help. I just
don't know what is really be-
ing done. From what I see, the
people are still suffering a great
deal.

PAMELA LAWHORN-SCHWALM, 45
Miami, Theatre producer


I don't know if America is do- I believe that most of the coun


tries that ini-
tially helped
have pulled .
back some-
what due to o
the corruption
in the govern-
ment. I think
the U.S. did
what they
could without appearing to take
over the country. I think we can
pressure the President of Hai-
ti to outline a detailed plan for
rebuilding and distribution of
food, medicine and water. If you
ask for money now very few will
donate because of the millions of
dollars of unspent aid money out
there. They need to take some of
the money, I think, and hire top
experts from around the world
who can deal with disasters of
this magnitude. It hurts to think
that not very far away from us
that people that have shown
such a fight for life are being so
uncared for and all we can do
is watch them die, day by day,
minute by minute.

ALEX LANZA, 28
Kendall, Real estate sales


We are not
doing enough
for Haiti. If we .
had a march
for Haiti here
in Miami that
would raise .
awareness for "
the people and -'- B
help bring the money directly to
the citizens in the country that
are in need.


BE RIVERS, 32
Miami. Beach, Media producer

I think the
media stopped
making, a big
deal about
Haiti and non-
Haitian let it
drift from the
public's eye. It
will take years
for Haiti to recover from the dev-
astation, just as New Orleans
has not yet recovered from their
natural disaster. How obligat-
ed to helping the world should
America Be? Can we save the
world? Would the world save us?


now. Why? Because he fired the
football coach, Billy Rolle. And
at Northwestern, where foot-
ball is king, firing the coach is
no-no (as long as the team is
winning.) What's wrong with
this picture? Hankerson has
improved academics at North-
western, a school that was re-
cently labeled a "drop-out fac-
tory" and which has scored
a D or F in the state's school
ratings for nearly a decade. Be-
cause of Hankerson's get-tough
policies and emphasis on both
academics and routes to col-
lege other than football, the
school is on its way to its first
"C" since two governor's ago.
And yet, when it came to the
powerful alumni association
siding with him, or with Coach


Billy Rolle, the coach won out.
It seems, that at Northwestern,
the coach is the one really run-
ning the show.
Football is obviously im-
portant tp Northwestern but
job one should be graduating
young people who are academi-
cally prepared, college-bound
and ready to compete in a
highly technological, demand-
ing job market.
If the next principal fails to
achieve those goals, the school
should fire him or her. But to
push aside a principal for fail-
"ing to give due deference to
football is everything 'that's
wrong with Black education.


T. Willard Fair
Miami


"... I for one believe that if you give people a thorough un-
derstanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce
it, they'll create their own program, and when the people create a
program, you get action ..."
Malcolm X


- BY JASON T. SMITH


Shaking the tree for social justice
Eight days before Thanksgiv- shown to Black customers at of young civil rights activists
ing 2010 a young Black man in Arab-owned stores. has merged the best tactics of"
Miami was murdered. After expressing his displea- the non-violent Civil Rights Era
The story of this young man's sure, he turned to leave the with 21st century technology
death might have gone unre- store but the store clerks lashed to mount a massive campaign
ported by the mainstream me- out and struck Larue over the to shut down the convenience
dia but for the brutality of the head with a beer bottle and be- store in Perrine where Larue was
crime, the simmering racial gan to hit him in the back of the murdered and force the closure
undertones that the murder head with a crowbar. Larue died of any other convenience store
evoked and the inspiring, peace-
ful way that the Black commu- one are the days when Blacks had to rely on riots and civil
nity chose to respond to the hei- disobedience to speak truth to power. Today, the children of
nous act.
On Nov. 18, 2010, in the small those who marched in the Civil Rights Movement are carrying
neighborhood of Perrine a young the torch of justice forward and lighting the path to a better tomorrow.
man named Akil Larue Oliver
walked into a neighborhood
convenience store with his son almost instantly, his son stand- located in Miami-Dade's Black
to purchase a few items. As is ing just feet away. The two store neighborhoods which regularly
often the case in minority neigh- clerks were overheard calling deny Blacks quality service.
borhoods in Miami-Dade Coun- Larue the n-word as he lay on Not since the 1990 Black boy-
ty, the customer was treated the pavement bleeding. cott of Miami's tourism indus-
poorly and was short-changed To their credit, the fine men try has Miami seen this type
by the store owner, who was of and women of the Miami-Dade of grassroots organization and
Middle Eastern descent. Police Department moved swift- community momentum around
Akil, who was affectionately ly to investigate the crime and a cause affecting Blacks in Mi-
known as Larue by family and arrest the store clerks. The two ami-Dade County.
friends, did what young frus- clerks have been charged with Thirty-somethings have
treated Black men yearn to do in murder and aggravated assault. turned to Facebook, Twitter,
similar situations: he spoke up But most compelling is the text messaging and other social
and spoke out at what he con- Black community's peaceful networking services to organize,
sidered poor customer service and forceful response to this and plan a candle light vigil
and a generalized lack of respect hate crime. A new generation in honor of Larue, community










BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


4A THE '.ir.i TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


First Lady's White House 'not Camelot'


By Amie Parnes, Kendra Marr

She has glamorized kitchen
gardening, spotlighted child-
hood obesity and invited thou-
sands of students, many of
them minorities, to official
White House events.
Expectations were high for a
different kind of first lady, and
in many ways Michelle Obama
has lived up to them, maintain-
ing the kind of high public pro-
file that was widely anticipated
when she and her husband
came to Washington.
At the same time, she has
been a victim of those expec-
tations, disappointing some
in Washington who hoped she
would be a more expansive so-
cial presence and eliciting the
familiar criticism of recent first
ladies that she keeps too much
to herself.
In many ways, Michelle
Obama has emulated the presi-
dent's approach, relying on a
close-knit group of friends and
confidants from Chicago to help
shape her agenda and find her


MICHELLE OBAMA
First Lady
way in a community that she
has been wary of joining.
"There has been no attempt to
reach out to people they don't
see as their people," said the
wife of a senior administration
official, who doesn't have Chi-
cago ties. "They don't reach out
even to people in the adminis-
tration who aren't from their in-
ner circle."

IMPOSSIBLE TO RECREATE
'CAMELOT'IN TODAY'S WORLD
"It's extremely businesslike,"
she added, before 'invoking a


comparison with the early days
of the Kennedy administration.
"It's not Camelot."
And maybe that is the prob-
lem. The return to the White
House of an attractive couple
with two young children on a
tide of idealism placed an im-
possible burden on both the
president and his wife.
"Because of the campaign,
people expected Obama and
the first lady to revitalize some
of the glamour of the White
House and bring Camelot back
to Washington," said Julian Zel-
izer, a professor of history and
public affairs at Princeton Uni-
versity who has studied recent
presidencies. "But the realities
of Washington make that dif-
ficult. We're in an era where
it's hard to recreate Camelot.
People are increasingly cynical
about politics and it's really a
partisan world. I don't think ei-
ther party would allow the pres-
ident of the opposite party and
the first lady to enjoy that kind
of existence."
Over popcorn and soda last


week, for instance, the first lady
screened Tyler Perry's "For Col-
ored Girls" for about 50 guests,
mostly Black women another
example of her desire to show-
case more Blacks that are edu-
cated and successful.
And at least some of their
informal socializing revolves
around their daughters, Sasha
and Malia.
"She is very focused on being
there for the kids," one source
said. "That's her No. 1 goal."
"They've made it clear they're
not going to run back to Chica-
go every week," Lee said. "This
is their home. They're going to
be a part of it."
But on the heels of the "shel-
lacking" the Democrats received
in the midterm election, "This is
not a time to hunker down and
retreat," one source said. "This
is a time to use all the tools at
your disposal to foster relation-
ships. This is an opportunity
where she can help her hus-
band stay engaged and forge
relationships, even with those
who may not agree with you."


FBI arrests teen in Ore. terror scheme


Experts: U.S. 'lucky' on plots


By Marisol Bello

Americans should expect
more homegrown terrorist
plots such as the foiled attempt
by a Somalia-born university
student to bomb downtown
Portland, Ore., security ana-
lysts say.
So far, "we keep getting
lucky," says retired Air Force
colonel Randall Larsen, the
chief executive officer
of the WMD Terror-
ism Research Center.
However, he says,
sooner or later, that
luck will run out: "We X
just can't get them
all."


gives no reason why he became
radicalized. The affidavit says
Mohamud thought the Christ-
mas tree lighting ceremony was
the perfect target. "It's in Ore-
gon; and Oregon like you know,
nobody ever thinks about it,"
Mohamud said, according to
the affidavit.
The undercover FBI employ-
ees provided a phony bomb
that Mohamud was supposed
to detonate, the affi-
Sdavit says. The youth
was arrested before
the tree lighting as he
tried to set it off.
Corvallis authori-
./ ties also investigated
a fire Sunday morn-


The recent arrest of :
Mohamed Osman Mo- ,
hamud, 19, a U.S. citi-
zen living in Corvallis, MOHAMUD
Ore., 90 minutes south 1
of Portland, is another in a se- fire was
ries of alleged terrorist plots by she does
American citizens or residents, was set
Mohamud is expected to make Mohamu
his first court appearance to- one poss
day on charges of attempting to sidering.
blow up a van full of explosives Mohamr
at an annual Christmas tree est in a n
lighting ceremony in Portland. in which
The teen, who until Oct. 6 formants
was a student at Oregon State cases aga
in Corvallis, was the focus of a made ov
five-month federal undercover ing a jiha
investigation, according to a Underc
federal affidavit filed in U.S. in the O
District Court in Oregon. stan-bon
The investigation found Mo- Ahmed,
hamud regularly e-mailing an plotting t
unidentified person in Pakistan ton, D.C.
about traveling .to that coun- the Septe
try to prepare for violent jihad, Jordania
the court document says. Two trying to
undercover FBI employees met Dallas sk
with Mohamud over the sum- is awaiti
mer pretending to be associates pleaded
of the Pakistani contact. use of a
In one such meeting, Mo- struction
hamud said he had wanted to to 24 yea
commit violent jihad since he Finton, 3
was 15, although the affidavit who con'


ing at a mosque that
Mohamud frequent-
ed. No one was hurt.
Fire investigator Car-
a Pusateri says the
deliberately set, but
isn't know whether it
in retaliation for the
d case. She says it is
ability police are con-

tud's arrest is the lat-
number of foiled plots
the FBI has used in-
and stings to build
ainst people who have
ertures about launch-
ad.
over stings were used
ctober arrest of Paki-
n U.S. citizen Farooque
who is charged with
to bomb the Washing-
. subway system, and
ember 2009 arrest of
n Hosam Smadi for
blow up a 60-story
yscraper. Ahmed, 34,
.ng trial. Smadi 19,
guilty to attempted
weapon of mass de-
and was sentenced
ars in prison. Michael
30, a former fry cook
averted to Islam while


Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the
arrival of the official White House Christmas tree at the north
portico of the White House on Friday.

Early Christmas arrival at White House
The White House received a Botek says presenting the


special delivery today courtesy
of a Carbon County family.
Chris Botek and his fam-
ily delivered the official White
House Christmas Tree to the
first lady and her daughters
this afternoon.
The 19-and-a-half foot Doug-
las Fir was found at the Crystal
Spring Tree Farm II in Lehigh-
ton.


tree to the first family was a
great honor.
"It doesn't get any bigger than
this for us as Christmas tree
growers. This is the epitome of
our business," he said.
This isn't the Botek fam-
ily's first claim to fame. Chris
Botek's parents provided the
White House Christmas Tree
back in 2006.


-AP Photo/Torsten Kjellstrand
According to an FBI affidavit, Mohamed Osman Mohamud tar-
geted this Christmas tree lighting ceremony.


in prison, is scheduled for trial
in March on charges he tried to
blow up a federal courthouse in
Springfield, Ill.
Another homegrown attack
was averted in May when Pak-
istan-born U.S. citizen Faisal
Shahzad was arrested for try-
ing to detonate a car bomb in
New York's Times Square. The
bomb fizzled. He was sentenced


to life in prison in October.
John Pike, director of Glo-
balSecurity.org, a military in-
formation site, says Mohamud's
arrest seems to be the result of
"1 percent his inspiration and
99 percent FBI perspiration." He
says the FBI's effort to disrupt
and deter attacks seems to be
working. However, he cautions
that there will be another at-


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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DiESTI\Y


Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile coming to FAMU


Special to the Miami Times

TALLAHASSEE, Veteran
Democratic political strategist
Donna Brazile will serve as key-
note speaker for Florida A&M
University's (FAMU) fall 2010
Commencement Ceremony on
Friday, Dec. 10 in the Alfred
Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Cen-





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ter and Teaching Gymnasium
at 6 p.m.
Brazile, a New Orleans na-
tive, is an adjunct professor
at Georgetown University, au-
thor of the best-selling memoir
Cooking with Grease: Stirring
the Pots in. American Politic,
syndicated newspaper colum-
nist for United Media, televi-
sion political commentator to
CNN and ABC, where she reg-
ularly appears on This Week


with Christiane Amanpour,
vice chair of Voter Registration
and Participation at the Demo-
cratic National Committee, and
former chair of the Democratic
National Committee's Voting
Rights Institute.
Aside from working for the
full recovery of her beloved
New Orleans, her passion is
encouraging young people to
vote, work within the system
to strengthen it and to run for


public office.
Brazile began her political ca-
reer at the age of nine when she
worked to elect a City Council
candidate who had promised
to build a playground in her
neighborhood; the candidate
won, the swing sets was in-
stalled, and a lifelong passion
for political progress was ig-
nited. Four decades later, Bra-
zile has worked on every presi-
dential campaign from 1976


through 2000, when she served
as campaign manager for for-
mer Vice President Al Gore, be-
coming the first Black woman
to manage a presidential cam-
paign.
In August 2009, 0, The
Oprah Magazine chose Brazile
as one of its 20 "remarkable
visionaries" for the magazine's
first-ever 0 Power List. In ad-
dition, she was named among
the 100 Most Powerful Women


by Washingtonian magazine,
Top 50 Women in America by
Essence magazine, and re-
ceived the Congressional Black
Caucus Foundation's highest
award for political achieve-
ment. Brazile is a former mem-
ber of the board of directors of
the Louisiana Recovery Author-
ity, where she was responsible
. for leading the state's rebuild-
ing process in the aftermath of
two catastrophic hurricanes.


DONNA BRAZILE
Democratic political strategist


Macy's CEO:

Sales tracking

ahead of '09

By Christina Cheddar Berk

Standing against the back-
drop of Macy's flagship store in
New York City's Herald Square,
President and CEO Terry Lun-
dgren sounded optimistic
about recent sales trends.
"I think this year we have a
lot more confidence based on
the momentum that has built
up," Lundgren said in an inter-


TERRY LUNDGREN
President and CEO of MACY's

view with CNBC.
So far it looks like retailers
this holiday season are see-
ing increased store traffic, but
there are some complaints
coming from shoppers that
discounts aren't as deep as
they were last year.
Lundgren told CNBC that the
level of promotions at Macy's
are "about the same" as last
year. But the company feels
better about how it's operat-
ing its business because there
has been more time to think
about what the big retail sales
trends are and pick the right
merchandise.
"We were not concerned
about inventory," he said. "We
had the right -level of inven-
tory, whereas a year ago, we
were still wondering 'how do
you want to come out of this
season?'"
Also, last year's need to keep
inventories tight resulted in
some sales being lost, accord-
ing to Lundgren.
"I think we were selling out
of things too quickly," he said.
"Many key items were sold out
in December."
Lundgren expects there will
be enough inventory this year.
Macy's inventory was boosted
about 1 percent to 2 percent
this year, but sales have been
running "between 4 or 5 per-
cent" above last year, he said.
All told, Macy's is.expecting to
see a 3 percent or 4 percent
increase in sales in its final
quarter of this year, he said.
Macy's also increased its
seasonal hiring this year and
Lundgren said he hopes to re-
tain about 1,000 of the addi-
tional workers it added for the
season.
If Macy's is able to do that,
and other retailers do the
same, that could "bode well"
for the economy in the begin-
ning of next year, Lundgren
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6A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


MIAMI'S COLORED WEEKLY




'You Are All Free' details story of Haitian Revolution


When hope flourished in Haiti


By Brendan Simms

Nobody would argue that the
fate of the Blacks who were
trafficked across the Atlantic
and sold into slavery on the
great cotton plantations of the
American South was anything
but grim. Yet slaves in the U.S.
were, in a certain sense, the
lucky ones. Those who ended
up in the "sugar islands" of the
Caribbean suffered something
close to genocide. Hundreds
of thousands of Africans were
deliberately worked to death
there, in conditions far worse
than anything known in the Old
South.
Yet there was another differ-
ence: While Blacks in the ante-
bellum U.S. were by no means
passive agents, they owed
their freedom to a bloody civil
war fought primarily between
whites. Some of the Caribbean
slaves, by contrast, played a
critical part in their own libera-
tion. This is especially true of
those of the French colony of
Saint-Domingue who rebelled
against their masters and even-
tually established the indepen-
dent state of Haiti.

JEREMY POPKIN'S BOOK
These dramatic events are
the subject of Jeremy Popkin's
gripping "You Are All Free," a
detailed account of the Haitian
Revolution and the abolition of
slavery there. Mr. Popkin pro-
vides a vivid narrative based
on a wide range of sources, en-
abling him to capture the story
in all its complexity.
Most striking is his descrip-
tion of the process leading to
the formal abolition of slav-
ery in the colony in 1793. Mr.
Popkin is fascinated by the role
that a series of accidents, bad
judgments and sheer coinci-
dence played. He also shows
that the Haitian Revolution was
far more rooted in events on-the
island than on influences from
abroad, as more traditional ac-
counts would have us believe.
He shows in particular that


the great Slave Rebellion of
1791 in Haiti did not follow
automatically from the French
Revolution of 1789; nor was it
even directly inspired by it. The
fall of the monarchy in France
had been welcomed by many
colonial planters, who suspect-
ed Louis XVI of being too partial
to the slaves. This point of view
should come as no surprise.
Some of the greatest U.S. en-
thusiasts for the French Revo-
lution, such as Thomas Jeffer-
son, were also slave owners. In
Paris the revolutionaries them-
selves were divided between a
minority of outright abolition-
ists and the majority who were
determined not to lose a valu-
able colony.
Popkin notes several reasons
why Haiti's slave leaders did not
look to revolutionary France for
guidance in their own rebellion.
They regarded themselves as
African tribal chiefs rather than
representatives of the people.
Unlike the rationalist and often
atheist revolutionaries, the Hai-
tian slaves subscribed to vou-
dou, a syncretic mix of Roman
Catholic and pagan African rit-
uals. Their leaders' skepticism
toward the ideals of the French
Revolution was trenchantly ex-
pressed by the most famous of
them, Toussaint L'Ouverture:
"You try to make us believe that
Liberty is a benefit that we will
enjoy if we submit ourselves to
order," he told France's envoys
to Saint-Domingue. "But as
long as God gives us the force
and the means, we will acquire
another Liberty, different from
that which you tyrants pretend
to impose on us."
It is perfectly possible that,
left to their own devices, the
rebelling slaves would have set
up a political system not far
removed from the traditional
slave-owning African kingdoms
from which they had come. It is
an established fact, at any rate,
that the rebel slaves sold Black
captives to the Spanish and
British.


A modern-day mural in Haiti


S/ .


-Realis Agence/Corbis
depicts Toussaint L'Ouverture (c. 1743-1803), leader of the revolu-


tion that ended slavery in what was known as Saint-Domingue.


TOUSSAINT
L'OUVERTURE KNEW
Popkin demonstrates as. well
that the famous decree of eman-
cipation of 1793, which set free,
the slaves of Saint-Domingue;
did not originate in the Parisian
revolt of two years earlier. We
learn this through his detailed
accounting of the events leading
up to June 20, 1793, when the
colonial capital of Cap Frangais
became a battleground between
what were, in effect, rival factions
of pro-French forces. He meticu-
lously reconstructs the historical
agents at the center of the drama.
On one side were the two quasi-
abolitionist commissioners of the
island, Leger-Felicite Sonthonax
and Etienne Polverel-who had
set out from Paris to prepare the
colony for war with Britain and
Spain-and the substantial com-
munity of freed slaves and mixed-
race people to whom they ap-
pealed for help. On the other side
were a coalition of local white
racist planters and Revolutionary
French officers who continued to
see no contradiction between .the


maintenance of slavery and the
principles of the Revolution.
Popkin brilliantly evokes the.
street fighting in Cap Frangais,
in which even those who had be-
gun with good intentions set the
stage for an orgy of destruction
and looting. It was the decision
of the Revolutionary but pro-
slavery French admiral to shell
his abolitionist adversaries-the
two Revolutionary commission-
ers and their black and mixed-
race allies-that sent the city up
in flames.

MILITANT SLAVES
The author certainly delivers
on his promise to highlight the
serendipitous. The hanging chad
of a musket ball, so to speak,
injured a planter leader at the
critical moment and gave the
two commissioners the oppor-
tunity to free the slaves-once
the Frenchmen realized that the
slaves, armed and more militant
than ever, would accept nothing
less.
Popkin expresses ambivalence
toward the events of 1793. In the


end, a great city in which many
blacks and whites had co-exist-
ed was destroyed. Rather than
look for evil, Mr. Popkin sees
mistakes on both sides-by the
French military governor Fran-
cois-Thomas Galbaud, who led
the local pro-slavery whites and
sailors, and by the commission-
ers who opposed him. "Weakness
and bad judgment," Mr. Popkin
remarks, "can often cause more
destruction than outright malig-
nity."
Yet it is hard to see how slav-
ery in Saint-Domingue could
have been abolished without the
use of force and the resulting
breakdown of law and order. The
contrite white planter and rep-
resentative for Saint-Domingue,
Louis Dufay, for one, dismissed
the traumatic events in Cap
Frangais as "a few moments of
effervescence." This Rumsfeldian
flourish sounds a bit like "stuff
happens."
-Mr. Simms is the author of
"Three Victories and a Defeat:
The Rise and Fall of the First
British Empire."


Years later, Miss. still lacks civil rights museum


By Shelia Byrd
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. Mississippi
bred some of the worst violence
of the civil rights era, yet nearly
a half-century after a barrage of
atrocities pricked the conscience
of the nation, it's one of the few
civil rights battleground states
with no museum to commemo-
rate the era.
Emmitt Till, a 14-year-old
Black boy, was bludgeoned to
death for "sassing" a white wom-
an and his body dumped in the
Tallahatchie River in 1955. Mis-
sissippi NAACP Field Secretary
Medgar Evers was gunned down
outside his home by white sniper
in 1963. And three young voter
registration activists were mur-
dered by the Ku Klux Klan during
the Freedom Summer of 1964.
Such events forced the nation's
eyes on the upheaval in the seg-
regated South, and were pivotal
in passing the Civil Rights Act of
1964 and the Voting Rights Act
of 1965.
The absence of a state museum
to acknowledge and commemo-
rate these events leads some to
question whether Mississippi is
ready to embrace its role in his-
tory.
"It comes to a point that I don't
think Mississippi wants her his-
tory clearly told," said state Sen.
David Jordan, a Black Democrat
from Greenwood in Leflore Coun-
ty.
A strong push for a museum
didn't come until 2006, when
state Sen. Hillman Frazier, a
Democrat from Jackson, spon-
sored a resolution to create a
museum study commission.
Republican Gov. Haley Bar-
bour took the reins on the proj-
ect, which appeared to have


his support.
A commission that Barbour
appointed chose the private Tou-
galoo College in north Jackson
as the museum site in 2008 and
gave the project an estimated
price tag of $73 million. Tougaloo
was a hub of civil rights activity
during the 1960s and '70s.
Little else has happened to de-
velop the museum. Organizers
raised $470,000, but more than-
half was spent on consultants.
Businessman John Palmer, act-
ing treasurer for the planning
commission, said $108,000 is
left.
"It's very frustrating when
you're visiting Memphis and
Birmingham and they're telling
Mississippi's history when we're
ground zero for civil rights," Fra-
zier said.
Supporters of a museum tout
it as a tourism draw.' The Na-
tional Civil Rights Museum in
Memphis, Tenn., drew 207,143
visitors between July 2008 and
June 2009, and had an operat-
ing revenue of $4 million.
About 170,000 people visit the
permanent exhibit and partici-
pate in the programs at the Bir-
mingham Civil Rights Institute,
said Lawrence J. Pijeaux, the Al-
abama museum's president and
CEO.
"It means we're bringing peo-
ple to the state and it puts rev-
enue in the city and the state,"
said Pijeaux.
Former Mississippi Gov. Wil-
liam Winter, noted for his work
to improve race relations in the
state and a member of Barbour's
museum study commission, dis-
agreed with the suggestion that
Mississippi's leaders aren't truly
interested in creating a museum.
"The problem has not been re-
sistance to the concept of having


- ." -. -"'-"
-AP Photo/Rogello V. Sols
In this May 17, photo, a restored Council Of Federated Organizations state headquarters awaits
consideration as a potential museum in downtown Jackson, Miss. COFO, as it was called, was founded
in 1961 and served as an umbrella organization for a number of national and local civil rights groups.


a civil rights museum," Winter
said. "But I do think it's impor-
tant that those who are interest-
ed get together on where it would
be located."
He said the Tougaloo site drew
criticism from those who wanted
the museum in downtown Jack-
son.
Organizers have said fundrais-
ing dried up because of the re-
cession. Frazier said Barbour
was to appoint a board to move
the project forward, but he never
did.
The governor still supports the
project, but "it's going through
a number of trials and tribula-
tions," said Barbour spokesman


Dan Turner.
"There was a split on the
committee in choosing the site.
Not having that unity behind it
helped it lose momentum, Turn-
er said. "Charitable donations
are down across the board. Rais-
ing money at this time is really
difficult."
While the museum project
languished, Barbour and law-
makers approved $2.1 million to
begin work on a trail of markers
describing significant civil rights
events. The move didn't please
everyone.
"If this is the alternative to the
museum, that's horrid. That's
shameful. You can't store ar-


tifacts out in the street," said
Owen Brooks, an 82-year-old
Boston native who came to Mis-
sissippi in 1965 and participated
in literacy, community develop-
ment and voting rights projects.
Now, even the trail project has
hit a snag. It's not clear who
dropped the ball. State Bond
Commission members said the
projects weren't presented for
the summer agenda.
However, Hank Holmes, direc-
tor of the state Department of
Archives and History, said his
agency was preparing to issue a
call for grants to fund trail proj-
ects when he learned the proj-
ects wouldn't be on the agenda.


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7A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


BLACKs MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


Carrie Meek among leaders cited for exemplary service


Chamber of Commerce to honor

three Miami trailblazers


By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com

The Miami-Dade Chamber of
Commerce (M-DCC) will hold its
5th Annual Gala on Saturday,
Dec. 4 at the Hyatt Regency Miami
in a black tie affair that will honor
three of Miami's most prominent
and hard-working leaders. With a
theme of Making Business Magic,
each of the honorees has used a
combination of unique skills and
passion for the community to
improve lives, promote business
among people regardless of race
and to foster more opportunities
for Blacks in the business sector.
Founded in 1974, M-DCC con-
tinues to act on behalf of the
emerging Black business commu-
nity. Through the years from Da-
vid Fincher to Dorothy Baker and
now Bill Diggs as its leader, the
Chamber makes every effort to
hold true to its primary mission.
The honorees for this year are
Congresswoman Carrie Meek, the
first Black elected to Congress
from Florida since Reconstruc-
tion; Albert E. Dotson, Sr., a high-


ly-respected business consultant
and community leader; and David
Lawrence Jr, who retired as pub-
lisher of The Miami Herald and is
now working in the area of early
childhood development and read-
iness. They will be presented with
the following awards, respective-
ly: H.T. Smith Lifetime Achieve-
ment Award, Distinguished Ser-
vice Award and Citizen of the Year
Award. Each honoree spoke with
The Miami Times about being se-
lected for their award and shared
their perspectives on how they
assess the current state of affairs
in Miami's Black business com-
munity.
"I am humbled just to have
been selected but to be honored
in the name of someone like H.T.
Smith who was so totally commit-
ted to racial justice, civil rights
and community service means
more to me than words can de-
scribe," Meek said. "He was a
warrior that fought for fairness
especially for those of us of col-
or. Of course, things still need
improvement here in Miami. We
have yet to see the day when op-


ALBERT E. DOTSON, SR.

portunities are uncluttered by the
feelings of others towards Blacks.
It's tough because unlike cities
like Atlanta or Washington, D.C.,
we only see vestiges of a success-
ful Black middle class. Once our
community had a hunger and en-
thusiasm to achieve we need to
somehow spark that appetite for
success again."
Lawrence says the award is
special to him because it comes
from the Miami-Dade Chamber of
Commerce.
"I have admired their work for
the 21 years I have lived in this


U\ i



CARRIE MEEK

community and so it means a lot
coming from them," he said. "This
country and our community are
far better off when you have .good
people speaking up. They have
dope a splendid job doing just
that while making sure hands
are raised and people are being
allowed to say what they think.
We have to remember that not all
progress in history is a result of
good will sometimes it takes
pushing, cajoling and kicking.
Sometimes you even have to kick
a little harder."
Lawrence added that he be-


DAVID LAWRENCE, JR.

lives that there are some chang-
es which he believes must be
made in Miami and he hopes to
do what he can to promote those
changes.
"One of the painfully obvious
things I see here in Miami is that
with such a small Black middle
class, Blacks often feel like they
are repeatedly getting the short
end of the stick," he said. "I think
that if we want our community
to work and be successful in the
long term, we have to make it
work for everyone. Every child
needs and deserves a proper


NAACP Boston chapter


to elect new president


By Russell Contreras
Associated Press

BOSTON The Boston
chapter of the National Asso-
ciation for the Advancement
of Colored People, one of the
nation's oldest, is scheduled
Monday to elect a new leader
at time when it faces criticism
for not remaining active.
Former State Senator Bill
Owens, 73, and attorney Mi-
chael Curry, 43, are vying to
succeed Karen Payne, who
stepped down earlier this year
to pursue an unsuccessful run
for state representative.
Voting at Roxbury Communi-
ty College'comes as some mem-
bers of the venerable civil rights
group say the Boston chapter
is not doing enough to reach
out to younger potential mem-
bers nor speaking out more on
the issues of the day. That is
affecting the NAACP's chances
of growing in the Boston area
and how it can address civil
. rights complaints, said mem-
ber Marchelle Jacques-Yarde.
"The Boston branch does
need a lot of work," said
Jacques-Yarde, 28. "I feel that
it has faded into the back-
ground and it's time to re-en-
gage with the community."
Acting NAACP Boston Presi-
dent Julia Hardy Cofield said
the Boston chapter has re-
mained active on numerous


fronts, including registering
new voters and driving elderly
voters to the polls. "The gen-
eral consensus among mem-
bers is that the NAACP in Bos-
ton has been doing absolutely
nothing," said Cofield. "That
could not be further from the
truth."
Next year will mark the Bos-
ton chapter's 100th anniver-
sary.
Owens is a longtime Boston
civil rights leader and Curry is
legislative affairs director for
the Massachusetts League of
Community Health Centers.
Both men and their support-
ers have campaigned aggres-
sively through social media,
radio and community newspa-
pers as they seek the two-year
term. Members say it's been
years since they've seen such
an active campaign for the
NAACP Boston chapter's presi-
dency.
Jacques-Yarde, who sup-
ports Curry, said many mem-
bers view the election as an
opportunity for the next gener-
ation to take them helm of the
Boston group. But supporters
of Owens said the former sena-
tor was asked to run and has
the experience to re-energize
the chapter.
"The next president will have
the challenge to unite everyone
after the election," Cofield said.
"'We have a lot of work to do."


CHANGE
continued from 1A

votes and expect to announce
the results within the next sev-
eral days.
Just days ago, a majority of
the 18 presidential candidates,
including two of the leading
contenders, publicly called for
the election to be suspended,
claiming that individuals within
the current government includ-
ing outgoing President Rene
Preval had attempted to rig the
elections in favor of Preval's
chosen candidate and assumed
protege, Jude Celestin, who
was a candidate for the Inite
Party that currently governs the
county.
Among those candidates al-
leging "massive fraud" and
leading protests against the
elections were Mirlande Mani-
gat, 70, a former first lady
whose husband, Leslie Manigat
was ousted from the presidency
following a 1988 military coup
and Michel "Sweet Micky" Mar-
telly, a rap singer-turned-poli-
tician. In the most recent turn
of events, it has been reported
that Manigat and Martelly have
abandoned other protesting
candidates after the two ap-
peared to have the most votes


and will probably face one an-
other in a runoff election.
Meanwhile, the Organization
of American States has issued
a statement saying that while
there were apparent problems
during the voting they were un-
willing to call for the elections to
be invalidated.
Local Haitian-American lead-
ers here in Miami say they are
holding their breath and trying
to remain patient and hopeful
while the ruling government
sorts out the ballots.
"I am waiting for the PEC to
issue a final decision on the
top two vote getters or to see if
there is any one candidate that
received 50 percent of the vote,"
said Andre Pierre, 41, mayor of
the City of North Miami. "But
'based on the telephone calls I
have received there is no factual
evidence that tells us that any
front runners have emerged.
Yes, I read The Miami Herald
but I am uncomfortable accept-
ing their conclusion. Haitians
here in the U.S. and in Haiti are
trying to be patient as the votes
are counted, just like Ameri-
cans have had to do in many
elections in the U.S. Far too
often people want to make up
their minds before they have all
of the facts."


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out on country's elections


blend of education, nurturing
and love. The future of Amer-
ica will be played out here in
Miami where we have so many
different races represented,
especially because soon mi-
norities in the U.S. will make
up the majority. People may
want to deny it, but, racism is
still alive. And we cannot hope
to confront it in society until
we are prepared to confront it
from within."
Dotson, who was traveling at
the time this story was being
written, was only able to speak
with us for a few minutes. But
his words were reflective of the
spirit he has promoted over his
long years of service to Miami
and its Black community.
"I am very humbled to re-
ceive this award and feel that
as a part of this community all
of us have an obligation to give
back," he said. "To whom much
is given much is required.
South Florida has been a won-
derful place to raise my family
and to instill in them the same
values that our parents had -
giving back. Each of us has an
obligation to make South Flori-
da a better place for all citizens
to work, live and play."










1BI1K.S MUNI CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


8A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


FBI: Hate crime incidents, victim numbers down


Associated Press

WASHINGTON The num-
ber of hate crime incidents and
victims declined in 2009 com-
pared with the previous year,
the FBI reported recently.
Of more than 6,000 hate
crime offenders, over six in 10
were white while nearly two in
10 were Black.
Nearly half of the crime inci-
dents in 2009 were motivated
by racial bias, nearly 20 per-
cent by religious bias and over
18 percent by sexual orienta-
tion bias.
More than half the reported
hate crimes against individual
people were assaults, said the
FBI. One out of a hundred
hate crimes involved murder or
rape.


There were 6,604 hate crime
incidents reported last year,
down from 7,783 in 2008.
There were 8,336 reported
victims, down from 9,691 in
2008. The victim totals include
not only individuals but also
businesses, religious buildings
and other institutions.
The year-to-year figures in
the FBI reports for 2009 and
2008 are not exactly compa-
rable because the number of
law enforcement agencies pro-
viding data to the bureau on
hate crime went up last year to
more than 14,000, compared
to 13,690 in 2008. Nearly
4,000 police jurisdictions do
not participate in the program,
said the group Human Rights
First.
The Anti-Defamation League


(ADL) welcomed a substantial
drop in the number of hate
crimes in the latest report but
expressed disappointment that
more than 60 cities with over
100,000 populations each did
not participate in the study.
On balance, "we welcome
the fact that the FBI's report
contains both the lowest hate
crime totals since 1994 and the
largest number of reporting law
enforcement agencies ever,"
ADL national chair Robert Sug-
arman and ADL national direc-
tor Abraham Foxman said.
The report said that out of
some 4,000 victims of racial
bias, seven in 10 were victims
because of prejudice against
Blacks.
Out of nearly 1,600 victims
of anti-religious bias, about the


same proportion seven of 10
- stemmed from anti-Jewish
bias.
In a separate study, the
Southern Poverty Law Center
reported that homosexuals are
far more likely, to be victims
of violent hate crime than any
other minority group.
Timing the release of its study
to coincide with the latest FBI
report on hate crimes, the non-
profit center said it based its
conclusion on 14 years of FBI
hate crime data covering 1995-
2008. The center said that ho-
mosexuals, or those perceived
to be gay, are more than twice
as likely to be attacked in a
violent hate crime as Jews or
Blacks; more than four times
as likely as Muslims; and 14
times as likely as Latinos.


MISi


4,057


1,575 1,482


1,109


Race Religion


Sexual
orientation


Ethnicity/
national
origin


99

Disability


Victims include individuals, businesses, institutions, and society
as a whole


PRISON


SATELLITE BEACH, Fla.
(API Authorities say a Bre-
vard County man shot three
people, killing his girlfriend
and injuring two others before
being shot to death by police.
Police were called to a Sat-
ellite Beach home Sunday
about 6:45 p.m.
Investigators say the man,
who has not been identified by
police, had shot his girlfriend
and two others. A 1-month-
old infant was also in the


RAP


For those behind bars where is the love?


I have been incarcer-
ated for over 18 years
and had it not been
for the undying love of
my mother and grand-
mother, it certainly
would have been much
harder for me to make
it this far. Looking at HA
some of the guys who are in-
carcerated with me, I see that
many of them aren't as fortu-
nate as I. It's not uncommon
for me to hear a fellow convict
tell me that they have gone
five or even 10 years with-
out receiving one single letter
from their kinfolk. Chances
are, if I was in their position,
I probably would feel unloved
and abandoned. For many
people sent to prison, the
free-world becomes some-


thing foreign to us and
we are often forgotten
as time goes on. While
it is true that prisons
are designed to restrict
and deprive violators
of the law of their free-
dom and liberty, it is
ALL also true that when an
inmate lacks moral support
from the outside world, reha-
bilitation becomes more dif-
ficult to achieve. Rarely will
you find an inmate who is
not adversely effected by the
absence of a healthy outside
support system. The number
of those who are able to smile
and still feel good about life
in spite of being totally cut off
from the free world is small.
Whenever I speak to some
of my homeboys and hear


them share their afflictions
with me concerning the fact
that they can't get through to
anyone on the telephone or
who lament that none of their
letters are being responded
to, the conversation never
fails to evoke some kind of
dark emotion. And feelings of
sadness, anger, hatred and
disappointment are readily
expressed through words and
often mirrored in behavior.
About 15 years ago, I per-
sonally had that experience
with my own father. We had
a huge argument over the
phone about something I
don't even remember all I
know is that we didn't speak
to each other for 10 years.
But the healing that comes
with time and God's grace,


* enabled us to restore the fa-
ther/son relationship we once
had. My father's uncondi-
tional love came at a time I
needed it most.
Christian pen pal organiza-
tions and outreach programs
understand the significance
of extending God's love to-
wards inmates regardless
of their past deeds. Without
passing judgment, they are
more than willing to reach
out to people that they do not
even know. Image if a friend
or family member offered the
same kind of support who
knows what kind of impact
that would have on an in-
mate's life and their future
once they rejoin society.
Where is the love my
friends?


Cops, soldiers trade fire with gunmen in Rio slum


By Juliana Barbassa
Associated Press

.RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian
soldiers and police exchanged
gunfire with drug-gang mem-
bers holed up in a massive slum
complex recently, but stood their
ground, trapping the traffickers
inside.
About 800 troops are support-
ing a huge police offensive at the
Alemao complex of shantytowns,
an operation that came just a
day after police took control of a
nearby slum that also had been
a gang stronghold.
Authorities are not publiciz-
ing their plans, but it appears an
invasion of Alemao, one of Rio's
most dangerous slums, was im-
minent.


Nuclear arms
By DeWayne Wickham

Despite the public claims
that it won't happen, there's
a very good chance the Senate
will approve the nuclear arms
treaty during its lame-duck
session.
Democrats want it done
because President Barack
Obama believes America's na-
tional security hinges on get-
ting the agreement he struck
with Russian President Dmi-
try Medvedev ratified. Enough
Republicans ultimately will
vote for it because the quid
pro quo Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.;
is squeezing out of the White
House a financial deal he can't
get once the newly elected tea
party Republicans take office
in January.
Sixty-seven votes are needed
in the Senate to ratify the trea-
ty. Democrats currently control
59 and will need the support of
eight Republicans to approve
the treaty during the lame-
duck session. But in the next
Congress, the math becomes
more difficult when the Demo-
cratic. majority in the Senate
shrinks to 53.
As the GOP whip, Kyl is re-
sponsible for mustering Re-
publicans to vote for or against
actions that come before the
Senate. For much of Obama's
time in the White House, GOP
senators have mostly said "no"


AP Photo/Felipe Dana
Police officers frisk suspects during an operation at the Vila
Cruzeiro slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 25.


"This is not the moment to
circumvent risks, but rather to
confront risks," said Brazilian
Defense Minister Nelson Jobim,
who traveled to Rio to meet with
the state's governor and top se-
curity officials.
Military spokesman Enio Zan-
an said soldiers had been taking
fire from drug-gang members
hiding in the large complex. He
earlier told The Associated Press
the troops were not returning
the fire, saying it would endan-
ger "innocent people in the com-
munity."
AP Television News video, how-
ever, showed at least one soldier
firing on the slum, and the news-
paper 0 Globo reported heavy
exchanges of gunfire between
troops and drug gang members.


treaty likely to pass in lame-duck session
to anything the president has liver them. Senate, Paul is determined to
wanted, a recalcitrance that This surge in spending is a cut the federal budget, includ-
has helped brand Republi- nuclear earmark, the kind of ing military spending. While
cans "the party of 'no.' But federal spending increase that national defense is important,
as Obama presses senators will be hard to broker when "there's still waste in the mili-
to ratify the nuclear tea partiers such as tary budget," which has to be
arms treaty, Kyl ap- -" "**.':'1' Kentucky senator-elect smaller, he said.
pears to be angling to "., Rand Paul join the next Tea party opposition to ear-
give the president what Congress. marks already hag forced Sen-
he wants in return for "I think we need to ate Minority Leader Mitch Mc-
something the senator have more discussion on Connell and other Republicans
craves. it, but it doesn't sound to support a two-year ban on
"I think there is no ,, like I'm probably going the funding of senators' pet
-chance that a treaty KYL to be in favor of that," projects.


can be completed in the
lame-duck session," Kyl told
MSNBC shortly after Obama
hosted a bipartisan gathering
of high-profile supporters of
the new strategic arms limita-
tion treaty.
The agreement would cut by
nearly one-third the numbers
of long-range nuclear war-
heads Russia and the United
States can have. It also would
permit each country to inspect
the other's nuclear arsenal to
ensure compliance.
Kyl is withholding his sup-
port and that of many of the
Republican senators he com-
mands because he wants
the Obama administration to
guarantee that at least $185
billion will be spent during the
next 10 years on modernizing
what will remain of America's
nuclear arsenal along with
the submarines, bombers and
missiles that are used to de-


Paul said of the nuclear
arms treaty during an appear-
ance on ABC's "This Week With
Christiane Amanpour" shortly
after the midterm elections.
Like other tea party Repub-
licans who helped the GOP
win control of the House and
sharply reduce the size of the
Democrats' majority in the


So, if Kyl is going to get the
huge spending increase he
wants in the nation's nuclear
weapons program, he'll have to
cut a deal to ratify the nuclear
arms treaty during the lame-
duck session, or risk having
tea party Republicans scuttle
such an agreement in the new
Congress.


home but not injured.
Wayne Ivey, the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment's resident agent in Bre-
vard County, says a respond-
ing officer was forced to take
action because other lives
were in danger.
The two adults injured in
the shooting were expected to
survive.
The officer who shot the
suspect has not been identi-
fied.


MIAMI
CAT KILLING CHARGES AGAINSTTYLER WEINMAN DROPPED
Tyler Weinman, who had been charged with the killing and mutilating of cats in
South Miami-Dade County, is now in the clear after an expert witness determined
the cats were killed by predators, and not a human being.
"There was no crime. It was just a witch hunt," said Weinman as he spoke to
reporters from his attorney's office. "They just went crazy. They wanted a warm
body to hold up in front of everybody and it's terrible."
Weinman had been facing facing 21 counts of felony animal cruelty and im-
properly disposing of an animal body as well as four counts of burglary. Weinman
was accused of killing 21 cats in Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay in 2009.

MAN BEATEN BY POLICE ON YOUTUBE IS CHARGED
The Miami police department has launched an internal investigation on re-
cently released video from YouTube which showed Miami police officers punching
an unarmed man as he laid on the ground in Coconut Grove on Halloween night.
Now a South Florida attorney who represents the man being punched by police
in the video is speaking out. Ricardo Martinez-Cid said 22-year-old Gilberto Mat-
amoros was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Martinez-Cid said during the arraignment hearing he was taken by surprise by.
the prosecutor.
Matamoros, who was charged with resisting arrest without violence, entered
a not guilty plea.
Martinez-Cid said he did nothing wrong and shouldn't be penalized.
The next hearing on the matter has been scheduled for January 10th.

FORT LAUDERDALE
POLICE SEARCH FOR WALGREENS ROBBER
Fort Lauderdale Police are searching for a gunman who held up a Walgreens
employee recently.
The incident, which took place atithe Walgreens at the 2300 block of Northeast
26 Street, was caught on surveillance video.
According to police, a man wearing a mask ran into the store in the early hours
and shoved a silver handgun at an employee's midsection.
He told the employee that "I'll shoot you" and demanded that a cash register
be opened, said police spokesman Det. Travis Mandell. The robber left the store
within seconds with $470 in cash.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Broward County
Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

FORMER BROWARD COURT CLERK SENTENCED FOR STEALING $36,175
A 29-year employee of the Broward County Clerk of Courts Office pleaded
guilty recently to using her job to steal more than $36,000.
Cathy Hamilton, 54, of Coconut Creek, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in state
prison after pleading guilty to one count of organized scheme to defraud. Under
the terms of her plea agreement, Broward Circuit Judge David Haimes ordered
her taken into custody to immediately begin serving her sentence.
Clerk's office employees became suspicious of Hamilton and reported their
concerns to the Broward Sheriff's Office. The State Attorney's Office also helped
in the investigation.
As part of her plea, Hamilton agreed to pay $71,437 the $36,175 she admit-
ted to stealing, plus the cost of the investigation. A representative of Clerk of
Courts Howard Forman accepted the check from Hamilton in court.
Hamilton resigned in June 2009 after she became aware of the investigation.
Supervisors at the Clerk of Courts Office intend to try to prevent her from collect-
ing her state pension, prosecutor Stacey Schulman said.


There were 8,336 victims
of hate crimes in 2009,
targeted because
of bias against:


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9A THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


Churches and ac....ts respond to rise in hunger


Turkeys great for a day but

"hunger is constant"


By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com

From collaborative efforts
like Essie "Big Mama" Reed
and the Miami-Dade Young
Democrats (MDYD) who
made sure 50 families had
a Thanksgiving meal during
the recent holiday, to leader-
ship among local politicians
including: County Commis-
sioners Audrey Edmonson,
Barbara Jordan and newly-
elected Jean Monestime,
acts of compassion and ser-
vice were prevalent in the
form of dinners and grocer-
ies for a growing number of
hungry, struggling families
and senior citizens in Mi-
ami-Dade County.
Certainly their efforts
along with others too nu-
merous to mention are what
'giving back' is all about. Big
Mama, who is known for her
charitable giving through-
out the holiday season, in-
spired members of MDYD
to begin collecting food late
this fall that were given to
Reed and distributed at the
Parent Resource 'Center at
Horace Mann Middle School
in El Portal on Monday, Nov.
22nd.
Meanwhile, just one day
earlier on Sunday, Coun-
ty Commissioner Audrey
Edmonson served 2,000
Thanksgiving meals at her
second annual Thanksgiv-
ing Best at Olinda Park.
And while people were "get-
ting their eat on," there
were church choirs, dance
groups and bounce houses
for children. Edmonson also
gave away turkeys to Dis-
trict 3 residents on Tues-


day, Nov. 23rd at the Jo-
seph Caleb Center. Fellow
Commissioner Jordan and
volunteers from her staff,
also provided turkeys to
the needy in their efforts to
"have people work together
for a common good."
According to data from the
Food Resource and Action
Center (FRAC), a D.C.-based
advocacy group to end hun-
ger an average of 17.7 per-
cent of Americans were at
times unable to feed them-
selves in the 12 months pri-
or to September of this year.
The percentage may seem
insignificant at first glance,
but when one realizes that
the percentage means just
under 55 million Ameri-
cans had to do without food
throughout the year, then
we see how the putting an
end to hunger and reaching
out to those hungry in our
community has remained at
the top of the priority list.

HUNGER LAST FOR MORE
THAN JUST ONE DAY
Deacon Beurie Tullis, 79,
is in charge of the feeding
ministry at Mt. Tabor Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
- an outreach effort that
serves on average 250
meals every Sunday prior to
their morning worship ser-
vice. It's a ministry that has
existed for 20 years and one
which Tullis boasts, "has
never cancelled a meal, even
with holidays and hurri-
canes to contend with. Hun-
ger never takes a holiday."
"We feed anyone who
comes and while we don't
allow carryout meals, we let
people eat until they want


Volunteers for Commissioner Audrey Edmonson worked hard in
serving over 2,000 meals during the recent Thanksgiving Fest.


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Cedric McMinn, president MDYD (left) takes a timeout in serv-
ing meals to over 50 families at Horace Mann Middle School
along with volunteers from their organization. Essie "Big Mama"
Reed (second, right) collaborated with MDYD.


no more," Tullis said. "We
also invite them to worship
with us after their meal


without making that a stip-
ulation for their receiving
breakfast."


S Teen helpers from Carol City Senior High School, Gerald Jo-
seph and Raymond Attley with Director Tavares West (far left)
prepare to handout turkeys under the leadership of Commissioner
Barbara Jordan.


Tullis says that in recent
months he has seen an in-
crease in children coming
for the Sunday morning
meal many of whom come
on their own and without
their parents.
"Our volunteer feeding
team is about 25 people
and to lend us a hand we
recently have had students
from Barry College come
and give us their help too.
Tullis recalls one cur-
rent church member, Dan
Goodman, who was unem-
ployed and homeless sev-
eral years ago when he first


started attending the Sun-
day meals program. Even-
tually-he accepted the offer
to come upstairs to wor-
ship and would later join
the church. Now he has a
steady job, is a productive
citizen and has become a
volunteer at the church.
"His is just one success
story that I like to share,"
Tullis said. "But you know
hunger exists on more
than just Thanksgiving
Day. We need more people
to step up. Yes, we are our
brothers and our sisters'
keeper."


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10A THE MIAMI TIMES. DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


U.S. escapes major hurricanes for 5th year


2010 hurricane season
WPLG (Channel 10) via AP

The Atlantic hurricane
season ended Nov. 30, go-
ing down as one of the busi-
est on record but blissfully
sparing the U.S. coastline a
major hurricane for a fifth
straight year.
While extreme tropical
weather ravaged Haiti, Mex-
ico and elsewhere, U.S. fore-
casters are wondering if the
nation can make history and
extend its luck into 2011. If
so, it would be the first time
ever that the U.S. escaped
a major hurricane for six
years.
"That would be a record I
would like to break," said
Dennis Feltgen, a spokes-
man for the National Hurri-
cane Center in Miami.
All told, 19 named storms
formed in the Atlantic, ty-
ing with .the 1887 and 1995
seasons for third-highest on
record. Twelve became hur-
ricanes, tying with the 1969
season for the second-high-
est on record.


one of busiest on record
In the U.S., Texas suffered
the worst of the tropical
weather.
Flooding spurred by Tropi-
cal Storm Hermine was
blamed for the deaths of at
least seven people in Texas.
Hurricane Alex damaged or
destroyed more than 300
homes in Texas and caused
an estimated $42 million in
damage to infrastructure.
Aside from that, Tropical
Storm Bonnie sent crews
working to stop the flow of oil
from a blown-out rig in the
Gulf of Mexico into a fury.
And Hurricane Earl brought
flooding to North Carolina's
Outer Banks and some rain
to Cape Cod, but little dam-
age.
"Fortunately most storms
avoided the U.S.," said Jack
Hayes, director of the Na-
tional Weather Service. "You
could say the season was a
gentle giant."
Not so elsewhere, though.
Hurricane Tomas killed
14 people in St. Lucia and
at least eight in Haiti. Hur-


The last major hurricane of Category 3 or stronger to hit the
U.S. was Wilma in 2005.


ricane Alex caused flooding
that killed 12 people in Mex-
ico. Hurricane Igor knocked
out power to half of Bermuda
but spared the country ma-
jor damage or injuries.
A persistent low-pressure
system through the height of
hurricane season is credited
with the U.S. escaping ma-
jor harm. The western edge


of the high-pressure system
that drove tropical weather
from the coast of Africa was
eroded by the low pressure
and ultimately helped propel
it away from the U.S. shore.
"That's not an unusual
pattern at all," Feltgen said,
"and we're fortunate that it
was in place at the height of
the season."


Fear and ignorance lead many to avoid HIV/AIDS test


HIV/AIDS
continued from 1A

don't infect someone else."
Rogers estimates that the
agency tests 250 people each
month mostly Blacks and
Haitians, along with a signifi-
cant percentage of Latinos and
a smaller number of whites.
But how many are testing posi-
tive?
"We obviously
can't release those
numbers but I can
say that most of

positive are young -
people, between
18- and 35-years-
old," he said. "And
our numbers pret-
ty much reflect
what's happening -
nationally we
have an increasing HYDEIA B
number of women
who are testing positive."
Rogers cites an additional
challenge to providing proper
care and reducing the num-
ber of those who test positive
specifically within the Haitian
community.
"Most of the Haitians here
in Miami are Catholic and be-
cause of the Church's stance
on the use of condoms, many
refuse to use a condom," he
said.
And with new discoveries and
improvements in testing proce-
dures those in the medical pro-
fession say there are even more
reasons why it makes sense to
be tested regularly.
"Abbott Labs has launched
a fourth-generation HIV test
that allows us now to detect
both the antibodies to the in-
fection and the antigen or pro-
tein of the virus itself," said Dr.
Gerald Schochetman, senior
director for infectious disease
diagnostics research and de-
velopment at Abbott Labs.
"What's important here is with
this latest battery of testing
procedures we can now de-
termine if someone has been
infected recently or has been
positive over a much longer pe-
riod of time but were unaware


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of their status. We may be able
to close the window between
someone getting infected and
one developing the antibody in
the immune system."
Schochetman stressed that
there is no reason why anyone
should not know their HIV sta-
tus.
"We have moved beyond the
days when HIV infections were
a death sentence," he said.
"Now it is consid-
ered a chronic dis-
\ ease, it's manage-
able and people
can live much Ion-
ger, normal lives.
And the treatment
i* is much more ef-
fective too as long
as one hasn't wait-
ed too long and al-
lowed irreparable
damage to their
OADBENT immune system.
Getting tested and
treated, if neces-
sary, is the best hope one has
for living a normal life."

YOUTH ADVOCATE COMING TO
MDC BORN WITH HIV
There will be a variety of
events held throughout Miami-
Dade County including show-
ings of the AIDS quilt, prayer
vigils and candlelight services
but one of particular note is a
presentation by nationally-re-
nowned activist Hydeia Broad-
bent a 26-year-old Black
woman who has lived with the
virus from birth.
"I guess you could say I am
here to put a face on AIDS,"
she said. "I speak to students
on campuses all over the
country to tell them that what
happened to me can happen
to anyone. I especially talk
to other young Black women
who need to learn to empower
themselves by getting tested
and requiring their sexual
partner to be tested as well.
Too many of us wait too late to
start taking medication. Then
there are others who say they
don't care if they are positive
or not because they can just
take meds. But what they don't
realize is how expensive medi-


cations are. I was supposed to
die before I was 5 but some-
how I am still here. I think it's
because I have been chosen
to given young people a sense
of the reality about AIDS and
help them make better choic-
es."
Broadbent will be at Miami
Dade College's Homestead
Campus at 11 a.m. and at Mi-
ami International Airport at 3
p.m. Free testing will be avail-
able on campus from 12:30
p.m. to 5 p.m.

STIGMA KEEPS MANY
FEARFUL OF KNOWING
THEIR STATUS
Rogers says that many of his
clients really do not want to
know their status, fearing that
if they test positive, that they
will face prejudice at the hands
of their church and communi-
ty.
"There is definitely a stigma
still attached to AIDS and the
Black church has done very
little to reduce its impact," he
said.
Rev. Richard Allen Clements
Jr., 54, director of ministries at
Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist
Church in Liberty City agrees.
"Our AIDS ministry is now


20-years-old and is part of our
pastor's promise to reach out
to the least, the lost and the
left out," he said. "We have
been ostracized by many with-
in the religious community
and told that instead of help-
ing we have been enabling
those things that some rou-
tinely refer to as sin or sinful
behaviors. But our pastor [Dr.
George E. McRae] says 'you
have to keep them alive in or-
der to save them."'
Clements also notes that he
has seen a significant rise in
middle-aged or older people
who are discovering that they
are HIV-positive and who come
to participate in the church's
many support programs.
"We want to make prevention
practices, including distribut-
ing condoms, more accessible
and we want to nurture every-
one in our community that
mean those from the LGBT
community and those who
may be active substance abus-
ers. Thousands have come
through our doors and it is not
uncommon to hear them say
that the church saved their
lives. But we have many more
to help, to encourage and to
save."


Korean cold war may heat up


WAR
continued from 1A

shine Policy," in which thou-
sands of tons of food and mil-
lions of dollars have been sent
to the struggling North for 10
years, in an attempt to fos-
ter friendship and perhaps a
peaceful unification of the di-
vided Korean Peninsula. Days
before the attack the ministry
that oversees the policy called it
a failure.
Meanwhile, the North re-
cently revealed a new uranium-
enrichment facility as part of a
nuclear program it had vowed
to disband, jangling nerves
in Japan and the West. And
moves by North Korean dicta-
tor Kim Jong II, 69, to install
his 27-year-old son as head of
that nation has South Koreans
- many of whom have hoped
Kim's departure would improve
the chances of Korean reconcili-
ation and ease the threat from
the North facing the prospect
of an unpredictable, nuclear-
armed menace for several more
decades.
At the very least, the attack
has turned up the tension in
relations between the Koreas.


As thousands of South Koreans
continue to protest the North's
actions, South Korean Presi-
dent Lee Myung Bak is prom-
ising "serious retaliation" if the
North attacks again. In a speech
televised nationwide Monday,
Lee vowed that "now is the time
we have to demonstrate our de-
termination with actions, rath-
er than many words."
Public opinion polls indicate
that the many South Koreans
see the attack the first on
South Korean soil since the Ko-
rean War ended in 1953 as a
turning point.
A poll released Monday by the
Asan Institute for Policy Stud-
ies in Seoul found that more
than 80% of South Koreans be-
lieve their military should have
hit back harder after the North
Korean attack. The South re-
turned fire but did not cause
any damage. If the North at-
tacks again, 40% favor military
retaliation, calibrated to avoid
all-out war, while 33% said they
are willing to risk war to deliver
a strong military response.
What the North will do next,
and how it can be stopped from
doing it, are questions that have
many governments nervous.


Clinton critical of press


ATTACK
continued from 1A

American law."
The e-mails and other docu-
ments released by WikiLeaks
provide a rare glimpse into gov-
ernment negotiations and un-
folding world events.
Governments in Europe con-
demned the leaks. Italian For-
eign Minister Franco Frattini
dubbed them "the Sept. 11 of
world diplomacy."
White House press secretary
Robert Gibbs said President
Obama was "not pleased," call-
ing that reaction "an under-
statement."
At the center of the contro-
versy were The New York Times
and other news organizations
that began publishing Stories
about the documents on Sun-
day. The Times defended pub-
lication of the documents as
serving "an important public
interest."
Few current or former U.S. of-
ficials agreed. Rep. Pete Hoeks-
tra of Michigan, senior Repub-
lican on the House Intelligence
Committee, called the leak a
"catastrophic" breach of trust.
The documents, which
WikiLeaks said would be re-


leased over a period of months,
show:

*U.S. diplomats .were in-
structed to collect personal data
on United Nations officials, in-
cluding flight schedules, credit
card numbers, Internet pass-
words and even some biometric
information.
Former U.S. ambassador to
the United Nations John Bolton
questioned the authenticity of
that cable. "I have, never seen
one like that," he said. Diplo-
mats "are not competent to en-
gage in espionage."
Clinton defended the diplo-
mats' work. State Department
spokesman P.J. Crowley said,
"Our diplomats don't break the
law."
Arab countries, includ-
ing Saudi Arabia, are far more
concerned about Iran's nuclear
program than they have said
publicly. "It should not be a
surprise to anyone that Iran is
a source of great concern, not
only in the United States," Clin-
ton said.
The U.S. bartered with other
countries to try to get them to
take some of the terrorism sus-
pects being held at the Guanta-
namo Bay prison.


Fed pay may be frozen


FREEZE
continued from 1A

White House spokesman
Robert Gibbs said Obama
wants to work with Republi-
cans on areas such as mak-
ing government more efficient.
"The American people want us
to work together," Gibbs said.
Chris Edwards, director of
tax policy studies with the lib-
ertarian Cato Institute, said,
"The pay freeze appears to ap-
ply only to cost-of-living ad-
justments, not the 'step' and
'grade' increases that federal
workers receive on a regular


basis. It also wouldn't affect
federal benefits."
The proposed pay freeze will
have "a limited effect" on the
deficit and is to some extent a
symbolic gesture aimed at the
Republicans, said Julian Zeliz-
er, who teaches congressional
history at Princeton University.
But it also shows that Obama
"is serious about trying to cut
the size of the government."
At the same time, Zelizer
said, Obama needs to try and
avoid a revolt from Democrats
"who don't think this is the
time for deficit reduction," he
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By Kaila Heard
.. ard@nmiamiinmesoliine.com
': Being 103 years old has its advantages
-and it has its disadvantages.
Living for over a century, a person has
;.-the chance to witness what many have
only experienced through books, gain a
plethora of wisdom and able to discern
what is worth worrying about and what


is not.
Of course, drawbacks include loss of
mobility, less able to eat whatever you
like, loss of loved ones are just a few
among them.
But "Sister" Eubie Enright of Liberty
City does not lament any of those losses.
Instead, looldng for a photograph to go
along with her profile article Enright jok-
ingly complains that her age means she


no longer gets to take photos by herself.
"When you get my age, everybody
wants to take a picture with you," she
said.

WORKING ON FAITH
Born on April 7, 1907, Enright was one
of four sisters and five brothers. All of
her siblings' hands were needed, since
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Eubie Enright, the 103-year-old Liberty City resi-
dent, is a member of the New Providence Missionary.
Baptist Church's choir for over 40 years.


From a distance, 17-year-old Leon Stewart seems like
any other high schooler. He likes to spend his free time
with his girlfriend, hang out with friends, enjoy television
or play video games.
He does not appear any different until you realize that
while he is playing one of his favorite games. he can't actu-
ally see the screen.
Stewart has been blind since he was a newborn baby
Born with bilateral retinal blastoma. a type of eye cancer,
both of his eyes were removed when he was 6 weeks old
and he now a rosthetic artificial eves..


Inspired by drama


LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT REVEALS

LIFE LESSONS IN GOSPEL SHOW


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art said. video garnme playing-.,skiUs
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for the Deaf and Blind's re-
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music group, Outta Sight,
Stewart was also recent-
listens carefully, he ex- ly named the VSA Arts of
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the fact that even charac- of the Year.
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By Kaila Heard
kheard@miamitimesonline.com


There have been a number of gospel stage plays
set in beauty hair salons. Some of them have cen-
tered around romantic entanglements, some are
about the need for healing, while others showcase
the joys of friendship.
However, when Felicia Brown sat down to write
her gospel play, she was determined that it would
reflect her own life's struggles and triumphs, while
inspiring others. ,
The result of her determination and creativity
was "Hair Drama", a gospel stage play about a sin-
gle mother overcoming various hurdles to follow
her dream of opening her own beauty salon.
"[Hair Drama] is a biography of my life and it's
about me coming into the [salon] industry and go-
ing through trials and tribulations and still being
able to hold onto the strength of God," she said.

BLESSINGS OR OBSTACLES?
Brown, a licensed beautician who owns the Mi-
ami-based Mahaqni Beauty Salon, began writing


her play near the last days of 2008.
Although she had never written a play before,
the retired police officer found that telling her own
story was relatively easy "because I was writing on
my life and the things that happened to me."
Holding a lifelong dream to be an entrepreneur,
Brown attempted to open her first salon when she
was 25. However, her business partner's misman-
agement of funds led to the salon being closed be-
fore the grand opening could even be held.
While she wholeheartedly believes in the impor-
tance of perseverance, Brown admits the experi-
ence, along with other set backs, made her wonder
if she was pursuing the right dream.
"Every time that I tried to go forward something
was always getting in my way," she recalled.
"There were many times I felt like throwing in
the towel and only my faith in God brought me
through."
She also credits the support she received from
family and friends that allowed her to continue to
pursue her dreams.
Her sustained efforts allowed her to open her
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Fifty-two year old Reverend Charles Dinkins proudly kisses
daughter, Princess, 26, as she receives her college diploma
from St.Thomas University.








THE WEEK


Making a way with faith


Popular ministers combine revivals


By Kaila Heard
kheard@imiamitimesonline.comn

Ministers Mattie Nottage and Juanita Bynum
Ministries joined together to host the 'No More
Sheets: Breaking the Chains Revival 2010' at the
Miami Doubletree Hotel, Dec. 1 3.
"We're looking to see people walking out of this
revival knowing that God has touched their lives,"
said Nottage, who co-pastors the Believers Faith
Breakthrough Ministries based in Ft. Lauderdale
as well as a chapter in Nassau, Bahamas.
The free three day conference combines the pop-
ular teachings of both ministers and offers servic-
es on a variety of topics.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
According to Bynum, the two women had in-
tended to work together for sometime and they
were fortunate to have the chance to join their re-
vivals together.
"We both wanted to see the people of God, espe-
cially the women, regain their strength and regain


their focus on who God has called them to be,"
Bynum explained.
The revival will cover familiar topics for both
ministers.
Nottage has held previous 'Breaking the Chains'
conferences and written a book of the same title.
The portion of the revival that will be led by her will
focus upon breaking demonic strongholds, healing
various emotional hurts/pains, and fulfilling your
Kingdom's assignment.
Meanwhile, Bynum, whose own ministry is based
in Norcross, Georgia, will lead services based upon
her popular 'No More Sheets' sermon focusing on
advice for single women about how to live virtuous
lives.
Bynum summarized her conference's message
by saying, "It causes you to go internal and take
full responsibility in your life and for the decision
that you made and then take responsibility for
putting yourself back on your feet."
While the conference is appropriate for everyone
regardless of age, Nottage hopes that more men
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Reverend Charles Dinkins
reveals hope for love,
family and church

By Kaila Heard
kheard@mniamitimesonline.com

On a recent Monday afternoon, Reverend
Charles Dinkins arrived at the Hosanna
Community Baptist Church on N.W. 21st
Avenue and N.W. 56th Street to sit down
with the Miami Times to share his views
about everything from the importance of
marriage, graceful aging, his pride as a fa-.
ther and his vision as a minister.
FAMILY LIFE
While he values family life above all, Din-
kins wonders if his devotion to his growing
church has negatively affected him "be-
cause the church is like the other woman."
Over the course of about 25 years, Din-
kins has been married three times. It is a
sensitive topic for him.
"I'm very concerned about the image [my
divorce] serves to the congregation," ex-


plained Dinkins. "[The church] tries to pro-
mote marriage and when my own doesn't
work, it's very painful."
Regardless of the outcome of his own
romantic life, one of his proudest accom-
plishments was the birth of his only child,
Princess.
His 26-year-old daughter developed a
"passion for education and teacher" and is
currently a teacher for Miami-Dade Coun-
ty.
In spite of her material success, Dinkins
said one of his biggest joys was "seeing
[his] child fall in love with Jesus."

THE PATH TO MINISTRY
Dinkins was inspired to become a min-
ster when he was a child by a preacher he
knew who was also his barber.
Nevertheless, youthful dreams of playing
professional baseball delayed the call for
several years. Dinkins would eventually go
on to play baseball in the California minor
league system. After retiring from baseball,
he received a college degree and returned
to Miami before eventually joining Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church of Brownsville
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13B THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives for a private
audience with the newly appointed cardinals and their
families on Nov. 22.


Pope book reopens


Jewish-Catholic rift

By Cathy Lynn Grossman

A newly released interviews wit-, Pope Benedict X\VI
revives a bitter Catholic-Jewvish dispute over whether
the Roman Catholic Church did enough to save Jews
from Hitler.
Wartime Pope Pius XII was a righteous' pope who
"saved more Jews than anyone Benedict told Ger-
man journalist Peter Seewaald in the book. Light of
the World The Pope. the Church and the Signs of the
Times.
But Jewish Holocaust experts sharply disagree
"if the Catholic Church had ariy evidence, it would
long ago have been taken out of the dustbins of the
Vaucan and shower, to the world, said Rabbi Mar-in
Hier. founder of the Simon Wiesenrhal Center in Los
Angeles He noted that Pius XII sated Jews in Rome in
19-14., but where was he (from 19.39 to 19431? He
could have made a critical difference."
Theologian Victoria Barnett, director of church rela-
tions at the United States Holocaust Memorial Muse-
umn. says. "We don t know what PIFus XilI did, because
the Vaucan archives are not open. We know that only
1.100 of Rome s 10.000 Je.s ,were deported, the rest
hid. manv of them in contents. c-hurches or monaster-
ies. but it 5 not clear w hat his role in those rescues
was, because we don't have the evidence."
Barnett said Benedict brings up a larger question
about all leaders in that era: 'Nriot just what people did
or did not do, but what was the expect uon of moral
leadership?'
Abraham Fo:,-n-,r,. Anti-Defamation League director
and a Holocaust survivor, called the pope s remarks
a great disservice to the famthes of Holocaust victims,
quahlfied hist,-.na.ns .arid Catholic-Je,.ish relations."
All three echoed scholars decade-old call for access
to the Vatican's 'wartime archives The Vatican has said
all the records of Pius Xii's 1939-58 papacy must to be
catalogued first.




Time of the year to


'count blessings'

By James Key

!n 1989, my first semester as a graduate student
at Howard Liniversity School of Divinity in Washing-
ton, some of mry classmates and I couldn't under-
stand wvh\ Evans Crawford. dean ementus of Andrew
Rankin Memorial Chapel, was often heard saying to
students, 'i count blessings i thought it w\as just
another self-serving spiritual phrase But ears later.
adversity in mv personal life led me to revisit his time-
less words
After 12 years of preaching, m.y fie-year marriage
ended in divorce, and shortly thereafter i resigned as
pastor of a Baptist church in Virginia In my heart
I no longer believed i could be an effective minister.
How could I counsel others on how to live their lihes.
when I had failed so miserably in nmy own?
Though my, divorce '.'as difficult. I remember sitting
in m3 empty hnuse during the holiday season that
year in 2002, feeling sorr-, for myself But I been to
count m, blessings. NMl son arid daughter still loved
me despite the upheaval in their lives. lMy family came
forward to fill mn emptiness. And a former classmate.
Anthony Ta',lor. an Army chaplain, encouraged me
to join the Li S. Army Chaplain Corps. He told me to
simply try it even for a fe. years. "i think it would be
a good fit for you
Eight years later, I'm still in the military trying to
soothe the souls of our soldiers 'who have endured so
much. Today, I'm standing on third base not because
I'm the brightest star the cosmos has produced but
'because when I fell down, my family and friends were
there to pick me up. Their encouraging voices remind-
ed me that divorce is an event, not a lifetime, arnd
thus directed me back to the ministry and a meaning-
ful life.
The ministry has also taught me to think more
about others than about myself. So during this holi-
day season, I think of other Americans who have en-
dured so much this year. Unfortunately, many people
do not have the kind of support network that I have.
Each of us knows someone who has lost a job, a '
house or, yes, even a spouse. Many military families
will be without their loved ones some serving in
a distant land, others lost to the heavens. So this
holiday season, if you see a fellow American in need,
reach out.
As I learned from Dr. Crawford, as life unfolds, ev-
ery day will not be full of sunshine; some will be dark
and cloudy. But if we "count blessings," we'll discover,
in time, that the good days will soon outnumber the
bad.


South Florida Jews celebrate Hanukkah


Miami Times Staff Report

As sunsets on Wednesday,
Dec. 1, millions of Jewish peo-
ple worldwide prepare to cele-
brate the Hanukkah this year.
Hanukkah, also known as the
Festival of Lights, is an eight-
day Jewish holiday commemo-
rating the rededication of the
Holy Temple (the Second Tem-
ple) in Jerusalem at the time
of the Maccabean Revolt of the
second century BCE.


To celebrate the holiday, one
candle on a special candela-
brum a nine-branched Me-
norah or Hanukiah is lit each
night of the holiday, progress-
ing to eight on the final night.
An extra light called a shamash
(which means "attendant" or
"sexton") is also lit each night
for the purpose of lighting the
others, and is given a distinct
location, usually above or be-
low the rest.
To commemorate the holiday,


Obama signs order



clarifying church-



state relationship

White House explains rules between

religion and government

By Dan Gilgoff free from political interference or
even the appearance of such in-
President Barack Obama terference."
signed an executive order last But a group that advocates
week clarifying the ground rules strict church-state separation
for religious groups partner- said the order did not go nearly
ing with the federal government far enough in that regard.
through the White House's con- "I'm disappointed," said the
troversial faith office. Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive
The order says that religious director of Americans United
organizations receiving federal for the Separation of Church
funds must conduct explicitly and State. "This leaves much of
religious activities in a time and George W. Bush's faith-based
place that are different from initiative in place. That's not the
when and where they do govern- change many Americans hoped
ment-financed work. for when President Obama took
But the order also states that office."
faith-based organizations receiv- "I am particularly frustrated
ing federal dollars may use their that President Obama still has
facilities to provide government- done nothing to ban hiring bias
backed social services, even if byr publicly funded religious
those facilities include religious charities," Lynn said. "That's the
art, icons, scriptures and other 800-pound gorilla in the room.,
religious symbols. No American should be denied a
A religious group receiving government-funded job because
federal money may also keep he or she holds the 'wrong' views
religious language in its name, about religion."
select board members on a relF- t','Wi same time,' Affericans'
gious basis, and include religiOLts United .applauded the order for
references in its mission state- requiring federal agencies to pro-
ments and other documents, the vide alternatives for people Nwho
executive order says. do not want to receive social ser-
The White House framed the vices at religious charities and
order as an attempt to separate praised a new requirement that
religion from politics, saying in faith groups receiving federal
a news release that "decisions money be listed on government
about financial awards must be websites.


several communities are host-
ing celebrations.
On Thursday at 5:30 p.m.,
the Keystone Jewish Center
will organize the city of North
Miami's 15-foot menorah light-
ing at the Municipal Building
at 770 NE 125th St. Admission
is free and there will be live hot
latkes, traditional jelly dough-"
nuts and live Jewish music.
The eighth annual Hanukkah
Celebration on Lincoln Road
in Miami Beach at the Chabad


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House begins on Thursday as
well. Each evening's festivi-
ties feature various traditional
Jewish food and music as well
as the lighting of the menorah
which was created out of thou-
sands of shells. The Chabad
House is located at 669 Lincoln
Lane North and the menorah
lightings take place at 6 most
nights, with a 5 p.m. lighting
scheduled for Friday and 7
p.m. lighting scheduled for Sat-
urday, Dec. 4.


A


The White House faith of-
fice was launched by President
George W. Bush in 2001 and was
retained by Obama, to the disap-
pointment of some church-state
separation advocates. Obama
tweaked the name of the office,
cdalin it'T i6MInf house Office
of Faith-Based and Neighbor-
hood Partnerships.
While the Bush office was
aimed mostly at helping to "level
the playing field" for faith-based
and nonprofit groups applying
for federal money to tackle prob-
lems like poverty and substance
abuse, Obama's faith office has


focused on non-financial rela-
tionships with faith and .non-
profit groups.
The office has come under fire
from Bush administration offi-
cials, who say the White House
is abusing it for political gain
Responding to clia'Age'i t,
those officials that a conference
call Obama hosted with religious
leaders on the new health care
law crossed the line into politi-
cal outreach, the White House
said last month that "there could
hardly be a more appropriate au-
dience" for such a call.


Controversy erupts around beleaguered minister


accusations against Long "ac-
cording to the Word of God."
Hairston told readers that
her magazine did not explore
the legalities of the Long
scandal, and chose instead to
present a "biblical perspec-
tive."
The controversy over the
magazine cover was bro-
ken by a new website called
"Preachers Bureau of Inves-


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info! reiia dnd engaged co mrn nde I .


tigation." The website offers
the latest news on preacher's
scandals around the country,
and bills itself as an advocate
for exploited church mem-
bers.
The PBI's primary targets
are prosperity preachers who
often live lavish lifestyles
while preaching that God
rewards the faithful with ma-
terial riches.


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Sunday,
December 5, 2010, 4pm


300 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132


AdrienneArsht Center
FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMIOADAOR COUNTY
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Some subscribers to a
gospel magazine weren't too
happy when they recently got
an issue with Bishop Eddie
Long on the cover.
The November/December
Gospel Today cover featured
a sharply tailored Long,
smiling confidently, with the
headline: "Bishop Eddie Long
At The Center of The Scan-
dal That Rocked The Church
World."
Long, senior pastor of New
Birth Missionary Church in
suburban Atlanta, was ac-
cused by four young men in
September of using his spiri-
tual authority to coerce them
into sexual relationships.
Some "Gospel Today" read-
ers thought the magazine
was downplaying Long's al-
legations, and others thought
they shouldn't have featured
him at all.
The biggest problem read-
ers had was Long's relation-
ship with "Gospel Today"
- he's the chair of the maga-
zine's board.
Teresa Hairston, the owner
of "Gospel Today," went on
the magazine's website and
took critics head-on. She
posted some of their com-
ments, and defended her
actions.
One reader told Hairston:
I got my latest issue of
"Gospel Today"; with [Bishop]
Eddie Long on the cover. I
read the article and said to
myself hmmmm seem like
some sugar coating going on.
Turned back to the 1st page
and saw where the Bishop of
his Church in NC is on your


Bishop Eddie Long
Board of Directors, I looked
down and also saw that Ed-
die Long is on your Bo'ard of
Advisors, I said all of that to
say this. The best thing your
magazine should have did
was to not comment.
Another reader told Hair-
ston:
Eddie Long did not belong
on the cover... You are trying
to plead his case.
Did you see the Oprah
show? Abuses are real and
yes the church / pastors
are involved... I agree there
are many local pastors and
churches doing great work in
their communities we never
see them on your cover.
Hairston didn't back down.
She went online and blasted
the mainstream press for
how they covered the Long
scandal. She said the church
community should treat the


Bishop Eddie Long, Gospel Today's

unethical relationship


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14B THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010 -


Zion Hope MBC Women
Ministry is sponsoring a
Women's Conference on Dec.
10 at 7 p.m. Sister Valerie
Cochran, 786-351-0276.

Mt Hermon A.M.E
Church of Miami Gardens
is providing free HIV/AIDS
testing and information for
the entire community. David
Smith, 786-587-4048.

0 Hope Outreach Love


Ctr, Inc. invites everyone to
a R.A.P. (Reaching All People)
Session on Dec. 4 at 7:27
p.m.

M The New Beginning
Embassy of Praise hosts
the Calvary Traveler's 54th
Anniversary on Dec. 4 at 6
p.m. 305-389-6030.

Ebenezer UM Church
invites everyone on Dec. 4 at
4:30 p.m. to their 8th annual


HIV/AIDS benefit concert
which will provide free HIV/
AIDS testing and dinner
will be served as well. David
Smith, 786-587-4048.

N Mattie Nottage Ministries
and Juanita Bynum Ministries
invites the community to
'No More Sheets: Breaking
The Chains' Revival 2010,
Dec 1-3 at 7 p.m. nightly
at The Double Tree Miami
Mart Hotel. Register at www.
mattienottage.org or call 561-
929-1518.

B A Mission with a New
Beginning Church members
invites the community to


their Sunday Worship service
at 11:15 a.m. on Thursdays,
Prayer Meetings at 6:30 p.m.
and Bible Class at 7 p.m.

0 Come along and join
Saint Cecelia's Chapter
of Saint Agnes Episcopal
Church on Thursday, May 26-
30, 2011 to Atlanta, Georgia
and Shorter, Alabama. If
interested sign up with Betty
Blue, Florence Moncur and
Louise Cromartie. 305-573-
5330.

God Word God Way
Cheiftain Pastor is back
teaching under the power of
God. For more info 786-326-


3455.
0 Shady Grove Missionary
Baptist Church now offers
a South Florida Workforce
Access Center for job seekers
open Monday Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maggie
Porcher, 305-448-8798

Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church is offering
fish dinners every Friday
and Saturday and noonday
prayers every Saturday. Call
Reverend Willie McCrae,
305-770-7064 or Annie
Chapman, 786-312-4260.

The True Word of the
Holiness Church invites you


to attend worship services
on Thursday nights at 8
p.m. and Sundays at 10
a.m. 305-681-4105.

Christ The King AOCC
Church in Miami Gardens
cordially invites you to Bible
study class to be held on
the first and third Mondays
from 6 -7 p.m. 305-621-
1513 or 305-621-6697. Liz
Bain, 305-621-1512.

New Beginning Church
of Deliverance of All Nations
will meet with pregnant teens
at 6 p.m., every Wednesday.
786-291-3939 or 305-321-
8630.


Enright holds fast to religious upbringing


WISDOM
continued from 12B

her parents were sharecrop-
pers in Metter, Georgia and any
additional help was welcomed.
The family worked together
to plant and raise a variety of
crops including corn and cot-
ton.
And while farming may con-
jure images of back-breaking
labor in most people's minds
nowadays, Enright took her
chores in stride.
"It wasn't hard working on
the farm," said Enright, who
has always held stoic views
about the necessity of work.
She would go on to mar-
ry twice and have one child.
Eventually, her family slowly
migrated south until finally
settling in Miami during the
late 1940s or early 1950s.
Throughout it all, she held
fast to her work ethic her entire


life. Enright held a variety of
jobs including working as do-
mestic help in private homes.
She held her last job as a fam-
ily's private cook well into her
70s.
When questioned about how
she managed to maintain such
a heavy work load, she simply
shrugged.
"I don't care what you have to
do, you have to work," she said
to explain her work ethic.
So if she worked so hard all
of her life then her off hours
were surely spent having a
good time, right?
"No," Enright replied. "I didn't
do nothing for fun. I didn't do
nothing but work and go to
church."
Fortunately, her church pro-
vided a useful spiritual and
social outlet. Joining a Baptist
church in Overtown shortly af-
ter moving to Miami, Enright
faithfully served as an usher


for over 20 years.The only rea-
son she ended her tenure at
that church in 1960 was to
join the then-newly established
New Providence Missionary
Baptist Church.
"Well it seemed friendly," she
explained. "People were nice
and everything,"
Shortly after joining New
Providence Missionary Baptist
Church, she indulged her joy of
singing and became an active
member of the choir for several
decades.

CREATED WISE
"I read the Bible every morn-
ing before I eat my breakfast,"
she said. In particular, she
enjoys reading verses from
Psalms and the story of Noah's
Ark.
Nowadays, although she has
long since retired, she remains
very independent. Living alone,
Enright starts her day by cook-


ing her breakfast and later her
lunch. Every day her grandson,
Benny Lanier, visits. Some-
times his time at the house
is spent helping with various
chores or simply enjoying En-
right's company while they
watch television.
"She's comical," said the
66-year-old about his grand-
mother. The pair enjoy teasing
one another.
"If she forgets something, I
just tell her, 'yeah, it's that last
birthday messing with her,'"
said Lanier with a chuckle.
Lanier said he has learned
a lot from Enright about sub-
jects such as honesty and fam-
ily loyalty.
However, do not expect for
her to reveal any secrets about
how to live such a long life.
Enright credits her remain-
ing alive for over 10 decades as
a sign of "His mercy. I thank
the Lord every day."


Blind teen establishes charity organization


LIMITS
continued from 12B

SEEING NO LIMITS
Stewart's grandfather,
80-year-old Hayward Bain,
was the one who began his mu-
sic career. Concerned about
his grandson's future prospects
and inspired by other blind mu-
sicians such as Ray Charles,
Bain decided that Stewart
should learn how to play an in-
strument.
So, he sat Stewart in front of
the keyboard when he was only
a toddler.
"Now he can play better than
me," said Bain, who was once
a guitarist in a professional
rhythm and blues band.
By the time he was 5 years
old, Stewart began to teach him-
self to play new music. He was
able to listen and eventually
teach himself to play anything
he heard a technique he still
uses today.
For his own enjoyment, Lee
plays video game soundtrack
music, popular cartoon themes


as well as music from genres
such as R&B and hip hop.
"Basically anything I hear," he
concluded.

A USEFUL EDUCATION
While he originally began his
academic career enrolled in lo-
cal public schools, Stewart's
mother, 55-year-old Iris Fletch-
er, decided to enroll him in St.
Augustine's Florida School for
the Deaf and Blind (FSDB), a
public boarding school that
serves students from pre-school
to 12th grade.
Also with an eye on his future,
she wanted her son to be able to
live independently.
"You have to be a strong mama
to say [to your child] you don't
have to live on SSI," Fletcher
said. "I tell my son that there is
nothing wrong with [his] brain,
the only thing wrong with him is
his eyes."
While Stewart agrees with his
mother, he admits that in the
beginning, adjusting to his new
school was tough for him.
"I was homesick," recalled


Stewart.
However, he slowly began to
appreciate his new surround-
ings. He found that in addition
to providing great teachers and
new friends, the Florida School
for the Deaf and Blind expanded
his musical instrument reper-
toire. He was exposed to several
different instruments before
discovering that in addition to
the keyboard, he also has a tal-
ent for playing the drums.
Bill Sabo, the 62-year-old
director of Outta Sight, recalls
seeing Stewart play in elemen-
tary school and thinking, "it
was just a matter of time" be-
fore he was ready for the high
school's performance group.
However, while in middle
school, Stewart participated
in N'Vision, the junior perfor-
mance group before joining
Outta Sight once he entered
high school.
Since he began performing
with the groups, Stewart has
been able to travel throughout
the state of Florida. One of his
career's highlights was when


musicians from FDSB were able
to perform with Alicia Keys dur-
ing Super Bowl XXXIX in Jack-
sonville.

A MUSICAL FUTURE
While he plans to attend col-
lege, following his older sister's
footsteps to Florida A&M Uni-
versity, Stewart hopes to have
a career in the music industry.
"I want to be a producer and
rap artist," he said.
His hopes are well founded.
According to Sabo, "Leon
should have no problem with
finding a group to play with be-
cause he's talented enough and
he's outgoing enough."
In the meantime, Stewart will
continue to play his music and
work with his non-profit orga-
nization, the LBS (Leon Bain
Stewart) Special Angels, which
helps parents access special
services for their disabled chil-
dren.
"I wanted to make sure that
kids that are just like me can
live a pleasant life, just like
me," he explained.


Rev. Dinkins: Jesus Christ is my hero, role model


DINKINS
continued from 12B

when he was about 25 years
old.
"For me, that was when my
adult life sort of started," re-
called Dinkins.
He would go on to join the
church and even usher for
several years. Finally, he de-
livered his first sermon when
he was 30 years old on Feb.
2, 1988.
And while Dinkins said he
has been inspired by many
other preachers, he credits
Jesus Christ as his only role
model.
"My greatest hero and role
model is Jesus because he
is the ultimate example," he
said.
Dinkins realized that
Christ was the only being
worthy of role model status
after life experience revealed
that every person he admired
ultimately had his or her own
flaws.
The revelation was just one
of the benefits of advancing
age he found.
"I can look at life now and
certain things that use to
stress me out, I don't respond
to it the same. There's some-
thing in me that says, 'if it's


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Hosanna Community Baptist Church is located at 2171 N.W. 56th Street in Miami.


not life threatening, it's going
to be alright,"' he concluded.

HOSANNA COMMUNITY
BAPTIST CHURCH
Founded in Sept. 1998,
Hosanna Community Baptist
Church's membership con-
sisted largely of local youth
Dinkins had met or minis-
tered through his commu-
nity outreach efforts.
"Most of my congregation


felt oppressed," said Din-
kins. "We were all looking
for some sense of freedom of
worship."
While he is eager to see his
church attract older people,
Dinkins is gratified to see
how his youthful congrega-
tion is maturing.
"They really have stepped
up. Now I feel the church can
run without me," he said.
Currently the church,


along with his non-profit
organization, the Hosanna
Learning Foundation, offer
various resources for parents
and children including an af-
ter school program and early
learning day care center.
"I think we're still young
enough where our ministry
has not been branded," Din-
kins said, but "we know that
our church will always in-
volve children."


Vickie Winans performs


at Free Gospel Sundays

The Grammy-nominated
gospel singer, Vickie Winans,
also known as the "Joy Prin-
cess of Gospel" will be fea-
tured at the next installment :
of Free Gospel Sundays .
concert series at the Adri-
enne Arsht Center on Dec 5.
Winans will be joined by the

series' resident choir, Miami.*,
Mass Choir and the Bethel
Apostolic Temple Choir.
The concert will be
hosted by WPLG
Channel 10 ABC
anchor Calvin Hughes.




Play spreads hopeful message


DRAMA
continued from 12B

current successful salon in
2001.
Brown hopes that hearing
about her own struggles will en-
courage other people to pursue
their goals.
"I want people to know if I can
do it, so can they. It's never too
late to go after your dreams,"
Brown said.

THE COST OF A VISION
Determined to see her play
on stage, Brown funded each
production herself and costs
vary depending upon venue.
So far, Hair Drama has been
performed at the Joseph Caleb


Center in March and the Kravis
Center for the Performing Arts
in West Palm Beach in June.
Each performance has re-
ceived very positive reviews.
Marcia Wright, a Broward
County school teacherwtfo has
seen the play, remarked, "Hair
Drama is a wonderful and de-
lightful play that tells a pow-
erful and inspiring story. The
acting and music were out-
standing. I thoroughly enjoyed
the performance."
Now back for its third per-
formance, "Hair Drama" will
be featured at Logos Baptist
Church on Saturday, Dec. 4.
In the future, Brown hopes to
see the play travel across the
country.


Free revival open to all age groups


MINISTERS
continued from 12B

will decide to attend than she
has seen attend previous con-
ferences.
"[Men] may see two women
pastors and assume that it's
just a women's conference,"
said Nottage of the lower atten-
dance rates for men.
To combat that perception,
the conference speaker line-
up includes several men nota-
bly Nottage's husband, Apostle
Edison Nottage and Psalmist
Jimmy Black.
"I've made it accessible so


men can be comfortable there,"
she explained.
To reach the greatest number
of people possible as well, it was
decided that the conference will
offer free seating for the general
public although it does charge
for preferred seating.
Not charging for her confer-
ences is important to Nottage
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grades=acting white?

By Daniel Willingham

There have been countless thenries created to explain the
academic achievement gap betw'rrn Black and white stu-
dents.
One of the the most popular remains that Black students
reject doing well in school due to the fear of being accused
or believing academic achievement is a way of "acting
white."
To test that prediction, we would need to examine large
numbers of students in many different contexts (that is, dif-
ferent schools).
Such a study has at last been published
it used a s. -iple of over 13,000 stud'-nts. a-eragine about
15 years old. Social acceptance v. as measured with a simple
4 question interview % that asked w'hettHer they felt socLial'
accepted, and the frequency wi.vth which the\ felt lonely, felt
disliked, or felt people were unfnendly to them.
The study took measures at tw o time points and examined
the change in social acceptance across the year. The ques-
tion of interest is whether students' academic achievement
(measured as grade point av.er.igej at Time I was related to
the change in social acceptance over the course of the year.
For White, Latino, and Asian students, it was-positively.
That is, the higher a student's GPA was at Time 1, the more
likelI it was that his or her social acceptance would increase
during the coming '.ear It was not a big effect, but it was
present.
For Black and Native American students the opposite
%v.as true A higher GPA predicted lu'ver social acceptance
during the follo. ing year This effect was stronger than the
positive effect for the other ethnic groups.
Thus, it seemed that the simpler version ofthe 'acting
v.hite" hypothesis was supported.
But the story turned out to be a bit more complicated.
Further analyses showAed that there was a social penalty
for high achieving Blacks only at schools with a small
percentage of Black students The cost was not present at
high-achieving schools with mostly Black students, or at
any lov -achieving schools
At the same ume. there was never a social benefit for
academic achievement. as there was for White, Latino, and
Asian students.
These more fine-grained analyses were not possible for
the Native American students. because the sample tas toot
small


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Special to the Miami Times

Florida ninth-grader German
Salazar, Jr. from Oviedo High
School was selected as the over-
all winner of the National As-
sociation for Pupil Transporta-
tion's (NAPT) annual school bus
safety poster contest during the
NAPT conference in Portland,
Ore. Salazar's poster, themed
"Be Aware Know the Dan-
ger Zonel" reminds motorists
and students to be safe in and
around school buses. His win-
ning poster will be showcased
during the 2011 National School
Bus Safety Week, to be held Oct.
16-22, 2011.
"I'm proud of the great work
German showcased to increase
the awareness of school bus
safety," said Education Commis-
sioner Dr. Eric J. Smith. "Our
buses remain the safest mode
of transportation, and we must
be vigilant in educating motor-
ists of their role in ensuring the
safety of our students on the


roadways."
Salazar submitted his poster
entry in Florida's statewide post-
er contest in June while he was
a student at Jackson Heights
Middle School, and was selected
as Florida's first place winner
during this year's School Bus
Safety Week in October.
"I'm thrilled that German has
received this national honor, and
appreciate the support of Jack-
son Heights Middle School as it
has developed a reputation and
history of producing top winners
in support of this worthwhile
program," said Kenneth Lewis,
Director of Transportation for
the Seminole County Public
School District.
As the winner of Division III,
which covered grades 6 through
8, his poster was submitted to
the national competition, where
he competed against other en-
tries across the country. Sala-
zar received a $1,000 savings
bond for his winning depiction
of school bus safety awareness.


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By Amanda Leigh Mascarelli

Just what you need: home-
work to do before you run out
to buy that train set or action
figure on your loved one's
wish list. Surely it goes with-
out saying that if it's made for
a child, it should be manufac-
tured with materials that are
safe for a child. But that's not
always the case, experts say.
One of the main problems
is that children, particularly
those younger than 3, often
put toys in their mouths or
otherwise use toys in ways
that they were not intended.
But even older children can be
at risk due to behaviors such
as sucking on a necklace.
Here are a few tips to choose
the safest toys possible.
Avoid buying costume
jewelry for children. As lead
has come under closer scru-
tiny, cadmium is increasingly
being used as a substitute for
lead in paint, toys and chil-
dren's jewelry. Cadmium is
a neurotoxin and carcinogen
that children can be exposed
to when they handle, suck or
swallow the product.
Avoid purchasing vinyl
products, also known as PVC
(for polyvinyl chloride) when
possible. Items made with
synthetic leather, such as
kids' baseball gloves, often
contain vinyl. Vinyl products
may also include certain balls,
children's bracelets and other
rubbery and flexible items.
Don't buy brightly col-


ored plastics when purchas-
ing items that a young child
might put in his or her mouth.
Despite the recent tightening
of federal regulations, these
plastics could contain cadmi-
um, lead, organotins or other
toxic pigments or stabilizers,
Massey says.
When buying toys that
contain textiles or leather
garments, be conscious of
"azo dyes," which are widely
used in the textile and leather
industries. Azo dyes can form
cancer-causing compounds
when inhaled, absorbed
through the skin or taken up
by the gastrointestinal tract.


Choking on toys, toy parts,
balls and balloons is a hazard
for children younger than 3.
Use an empty toilet paper roll
to test whether a toy or toy
part may be a choking hazard.
If the item passes through a
toilet paper roll, it is too small
for children younger than 3 or
children who put toys in their
mouths.
Do not buy products bear-
ing the California Proposition
65 label with wording similar
to this: "Warning: This prod-
uct contains chemicals known
to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects
or other reproductive harm."


Avoid toys containing
small magnets that can be
swallowed. When ingested,
strong magnets will attract
to each other and can cause
serious internal injuries.
The safest bets are to look
for toys made with natural
materials, such as unpainted
wood, and natural fabrics
such as wool and cotton.
When buying painted wood
products, consider compa-
nies that use nontoxic paints
or dyes. Look for toys bear-
ing eco-labels and for brands
committed to using safe, non-
toxic products in toy manu-
facturing.


Tech firms work on


online programs to


keep kids safe


By Byron Acohido

The technology industry is making an intensified national push
to try to keep children safer online.
Microsoft is sponsoring a national program called Generation
Safe to provide training for teachers and school officials to build
community networks for protecting children online.

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The International Information Systems Security Certification
Consortium which refers to itself as (ISC)2, pronounced ISC-
squared is dispatching volunteers into classrooms to discuss
cybersecurity.
Non-profit groups StaySafeOnline.org and iKeepSafe.org, which
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One billion people cannot afford healthcare


By Kate Kelland

Around a billion people can-
not afford any health services
and paying for healthcare push-
es about 10,0 million people a
year into poverty, the World
Health Organization (WHO)
said recently.
In a global report on financ-
ing health systems, the United
Nations health body said all
countries, rich and poor, could
do more towards getting univer-
sal coverage and urged them to
think about ways to increase ef-
ficiency and use new taxes and


innovative fund-raising mea-
sures to boost access to health-
care.
"For many, health services
just don't exist, for others they
are not affordable. When they're
not affordable it means you ei-
ther choose not to use them
or you suffer severe financial
hardship," said David Evans,
the WHO's director of health
systems financing.
The World Health Report
2010 lays out steps countries
could take to raise more funds
and reduce financial barriers
to obtaining healthcare and to


make health services more ef-
ficient.
It found that to stop pay-
ment for healthcare impover-
ishing people, direct, out-of-
pocket payments should make
up less than 15 to 20 percent
of a country's total health
spending.
Yet currently, in 33 mainly
low- and middle-income coun-
tries, direct payments from in-
dividuals receiving healthcare
still account for more than 50
percent of total health spend-
ing.
It suggested governments


should look at diversifying
sources of revenue from levies
such as "sin" taxes on prod-
ucts like tobacco and alcohol,
currency transaction taxes,
and national "solidarity" taxes
on certain sectors.

HEALTH, OR
FINANCIAL RUIN?
WHO director general Mar-
garet Chan wrote in a fore-
word to the report that "no one
in need of healthcare, whether
curative or preventive, should
risk financial ruin as a result."
"As the world grapples with


economic slowdown, global-
ization of diseases. . and
growing demands for chronic
care . the need for universal
health coverage and a strat-
egy for financing it, has never
been greater," the report said.
The WHO said that typical-
ly, 20 to 40 percent of health
spending is wasted, often,
through spending on expen-
sive but unnecessary drugs,
hospital-related inefficiency
and poor use of skilled profes-
sionals' time.
More than half of all medi-
cines globally are prescribed,


dispensed, or sold inappropri-
ately and half of all patients
fail to take their medication as
prescribed. Better use of medi-
cines could save nations up to
5.0 percent of health spend-
ing. To improve efficiency,
it suggested 10 areas where
changes could be made, in-
cluding reducing unnecessary
spending on drugs, targeting
medicines properly and adopt-
ing a generics policy whereby
any branded medicine for
which there is an equally ef-
fective generic version is sub-
stituted.


AIDS pill helps men avoid HIV infection


MILWAULKEE (API -- Scientists ha'e an
exciting breakthrough in the fight against
AIDS. A pill already used to treat HI\ in-
fertion turns ,out to be a po,.erful weapon
in protecting healthy gay men
from catching the virus, a
global study found.
Daily doses of Tru-
v'ada cUt the risk of
infection by 44 per-
cent \hen given with
condoms, counseling
and other preven-
tion senrices. Men
who took their pills
most faithfully had
even more protec-
tion, up to '7.3
percent.
Research-
ers had


feared the pills might give a false sense o(l
security and make men less likely to use
condoms or to limit their partners. but theo
opposite happened risky sex declined
The results are 'a malor advance" that
can help curb the epidemic in gaN men.
said Dr. Kevin Fenton, AIDS preien-
tion chief at the U.S Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. But he warned
they may not apply to people exposed to
HR' through male-female sex. drug use or
other ways. Studies in those groups are
under way now.
This is a great day in the fight against
AIDS . a major milestone,' said Mitchell
Warren. head of the AIDS Vaccine Advoca-
cy Coalition. a nonprofit group that works
on HI\' prevention.
Because Truvada is already un the mar-
ket, the CDC is rushing to develop guide-
lines for doctors using it for HiV preten-
tion and urged people to wait until those
are ready.


DON'T THROW\ .4\ THE CONDO IlS
"It's not time for gay and bisexual men
to thr,,v. out their condoms. Fent'on said
The pill "should never be seen as a hrst
line of defense against Hil'.'
As a practicala] riatter. price could limit
use The pills cost fronim $5.JOCi to $114.C100
a year in the LUnited States but ,:nl'. .39
cents a ,ay m some pour countries heree
thei- are sold it- generic: formi.
It is~th third AIDS prevention .'victor ,- in
abhoLit .. ear in Septe-mber 20u9, scien-
fists announced that a ,.accine they are
now trying toi improve had protected oine-
in-three people fr:nm getting HI\ in a study
in Th,.-tlhnd In Juily. r,'-search in South
Africa sho\ ed that a '.aginal gel spiked
with an AIDS drug could cut nearly in half
a woman's chances of getting HIV from an
infected partner.
Gay and bisexual men account for nearly,
half of the more tha:-i 1 million Americans
living with HIV. Worldwide, more than 40


million people hate the .irus. and 7.500
ne\w infections occur each da, ULnlike in
the U S.. onl\ 5 to 10 percent of global
cases involve se\ between men
The condom is still the first line of
defense.' because it also prevents other
sexually. spread diseases and Lin%:anted
pregnancies, said the stud,, leader. Dr.
Robert M Grant of the Gladstone Insti-
tutes, a private fiiundaticron affiliated with
the Universit'. of Caifornia. Sani Francisco
But ma.n, men don't or won't use con-
doms all the time, so researchers have
been testing other prevention tools.
AIDS drugs already are used to prevent
infe 'tion in health care workers acciden-
tally exposed to Hi\. .and in babies w hose
pregnant rnmothers are on the medication
Taking these drugs before exposure to the
,.irus may keep it from taking hold just as
taking malaria pills in advance can prevent
that disease when someone is bitten by an
infected mosquito


Study: Hospital care fatal for some patients


Results of Medicare study 'alarming


By Rita Rubin

An estimated 15,000 Medi-
care patients die each month
in part because of care they
receive in the hospital, says a
government study released re-
cently.
The study is the first of its
kind aimed at understanding
"adverse events" in hospitals
- essentially, any medical care
that causes harm to a patient,
according to the Department
of Health and Human Services'
Office of Inspector General.
Patients in the study, a na-
tionally representative sample
that focused on 780 Medicare
patients discharged from hos-
pitals in October 2008, suffered
such problems as bed sores,
infections and excessive bleed-
ing from blood-thinning drugs,
the report found. The federal
Agency for Healthcare Research


and Quality called the results
"alarming."
"Reducing the incidence of
adverse events in hospitals is
a critical component of efforts
to improve patient safety and
quality care" in the U.S., the in-
spector general wrote.
The findings "tell us exact-
ly what some of us have been
afraid of, that we have not
made much progress," said Ar-
thur Levin, director of the in-
dependent Center for Medical
Consumers and a member of
an Institute of Medicine com-
mittee that wrote a landmark
1999 report on medical errors.
"What more do we have to do to
make sure that sick people can
rest assured that they're not
going to be harmed by the care
they're getting?"
Among the findings in the re-
port obtained by USA TODAY:
Of the 780 cases, 12 pa-


tients died as a result of hos-
pital care. Five were related to
blood-thinning medication.
Two other medication-related
deaths involved inadequate in-
sulin management resulting
in hypoglycemic coma and re-
spiratory failure resulting from
oversedation.
About one in seven Medi-
care hospital patients or
about 134,000 of the estimated
1 million discharged in Octo-
ber 2008 were harmed from
medical care.
Another one in seven experi-
enced temporary harm because
the problem was caught in time
and reversed.
About 47 million Americans
are enrolled in Medicare, a gov-
ernment health insurance pro-
gram for people 65 and older
and those of any age with kid-
ney failure.
The adverse events found in
the study weren't necessarily
due to medical mistakes, said
Lee Adler, a University of Cen-


Women stay in control of your future


By Diane Pratt
Special to the NNPA

Today's women have more
lifestyle options than ever be-
fore. However, there is one task
many of us put on the back
burner and that's planning for
our own futures. When it comes
to our home, health and fi-
nances, we like to be in control.
Understanding and arranging
for long-term care is one of the
smartest decisions we can make
to stay in command of our fu-
ture. But for too many women,
particularly those of Black de-
scent, there is still a great deal
of important information we are
not familiar with and don't in-
corporate into critical planning
for our futures.
Long-term care is a combina-
tion of a wide range of health
and personal care elements that
enable us to live as well as pos-
sible, how and where we want
to live, including providing daily
help, if we develop chronic con-
ditions that last a long time. Re-
search shows that nearly nine
in 10 Americans want to stay
independent and in their own
homes but as people grow older
and/or chronic conditions or
disabilities develop, they may


need help bathing, dressing or
getting around. Planning for
long-term care can help you
and your family be more com-
fortably equipped to meet your
future needs. This preparation
includes assessing future life-
style needs and goals as they
relate to your home and com-
munity, health, finances and
personal wishes.
Women outlive men by five
years and two-thirds of Ameri-
cans over 85 years old are wom-
en. However, a woman's income
is nearly 25 percent lower than
that of their single male coun-
terparts and one-fourth that
of their married counterparts
- reducing a woman's capac-
ity to afford long-term care
costs. Even if a woman never re-
quires long-term care, a family
member or friend probably will.
Understanding your long-term
care needs and options is the
first step towards taking control
of your future.
AARP's research has also dis-
covered that while Black women
are less in denial about the ne-
cessity of long-term care plan-
ning than other groups sur-
veyed, at the same time these
women have the fewest financial
plans in place. Black women say


they will rely highly on family for
future support; but they voice
serious concern as to whether
the younger family members
will be prepared to step in and
help out when needed.
This brings us back to the im-
portance of long-term care plan-
ning among women. If you don't
want others to have these same
experiences and you want to be
in control of decisions affecting
you, there are a few steps you
can take now that will give you
peace of mind in the future.
Planning ahead is so very
important because long-term
care is expensive and Medicare
and private health insurance
do not cover these high costs.
First, make healthy choices
now to support an active life-
style. Also, it is very important
to share your medical and fi-
nancial wishes with your fam-
ily and friends today, so you
stay in control of important,
future life decisions as well as
help ease your loved ones' un-
certainly. Next, investigate how
your home and community will
serve your future lifestyle needs
and goals. And finally, know the
costs of long-term care options
and how those expenses will be
covered.


tral Florida medical professor
who was involved in the study.
For example, he said, an aller-
gic reaction to a penicillin injec-


tion is an adverse event, but it's
a medical error only if the pa-
tient's allergy was known prior
to the shot.


Among the problems identi-
fied in the report were Medicare
patients who had excessive
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By Paula Spencer
Some messages coming out
of your mouth bypass the vocal
chords. Turns out that your
teeth, gums and surrounding
tissues also have plenty to say
about your overall health.
"Your mouth is connected
to the rest of your body," said
Anthony lacopino, dean of the
University of Manitoba Faculty
of Dentistry and a spokesper-
son for the American Dental
Association. "What we see in
the mouth can have a sig-
nificant effect on other organ
systems and processes in the
body. And the reverse is also
true: Things that are going on
systemically in the body can
manifest in the mouth."
Dental warning #1: Flat,
worn teeth plus headache
SIGN OF: BIG-TIME STRESS


Many people are surprised
to learn they're tooth-grinders.
After all, they do this in their
sleep, when they're not aware
of it. And they underestimate
the physical toll that stress can
place on the body. "Crunching
and grinding the teeth at night
during sleep is a common sign
of emotional or psychological
stress," says lacopino.
Dental warning #2: Crack-
ing, crumbling teeth
SIGN OF: GASTROESOPHAGEAL
REFLUX DISEASE (GERD)
Disintegrating teeth are
usually caused by acid that's
coming up from the stomach
and dissolving them, lacopino
says. The cause: Gastroesoph-
ageal reflux disease (GERD,
also called acid reflux disease).
GERD causes stomach acid
to back up into the esopha-
gus and from there, it's a


short distance to the mouth
for some of the damaging acid.
Dry mouth and heartburn are
related GERD symptoms.
Dental warning #3: Sores
that won't go away
SIGN OF: ORAL CANCER
Many people bite the insides
of their mouth as a nervous
habit. Others sometimes bite
the gum accidentally, creating
a sore. But when an open sore
in the mouth doesn't go away
within a week or two, it always
warrants showing to a dentist
or doctor. More than 21,000
men and 9,000 women a year
are diagnosed with oral can-
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over age 60. Oral cancer has a
survival rate of only 35 percent
mainly because cases are often
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last, and helpful hints like
subbing in a good qualirN.
cheddar or Swiss cheese if
using real parmesan isn't in
your food budget.


* BANANA BREAD: Thumbs up, says Kahr. "It was tasty and I liked the fact that it had oatmeal
in it that just makes it seem healthier."

* OATMEAL WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES: "I wouldn't make these again. They're more
cakey feeling than cookie feeling," Kahr says. Kahr says the serving size seemed way off, too. "It
said 42 servings. Hah! I made 21 cookies and they are not huge by any stretch of the imagina-
tion."

* BANANA PANCAKES: No need for maple syrup, says Mayo Clinic's Peggy Menzel. "These
would also be good just for a snack. I froze the extras. Next time I will add frozen blueberries from
a gathering this past summer."


High blood pressure lowered at the source

PREVALENCE
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, OR TOO MUCH FORCE EXERTED BY BLOOD AS IT MOVES
AGAINST VESSEL WALLS, IS THE LEADING RISK FACTOR FOR PREMATURE DEATH


By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) A device
that destroys nerves leading to the
kidney safely lowered blood pressure
in people with treatment-resistant
hypertension, potentially offering
a new option for millions of people
who struggle to keep their disease in
check, researchers said on recently.
The device, made by privately held
Ardian Inc of Mountain View, Cali-
fornia, lowered the top blood pres-
sure reading by an average of 32
points after six months, compared
with no change in patients who took
the best available medicines.
"There are a lot of questions, but
it is very exciting," said Dr. Suzanne
Oparil of the University of Alabama
at Birmingham, who reviewed the
findings presented at the American
Heart Association meeting in Chi-
cago.
The one-time treatment works by
silencing nerves leading into and out
of tL' Kidney, which play a central
role in the sympathetic nervous
system, the body's "fight or flight"
response that can increase heart
rate and blood pressure.
Procedures that surgically disrupt
these nerves had been shown to
lower high blood pressure decades
ago, but were abandoned with the
advent of drugs that target the
renin-angiotensin system, which
regulates blood pressure and fluid
retention.
"Those drugs are good but not


perfect," said Dr Murray Esler of the
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Insti-
tute in Melbourne, Australia, whose
findings were released online by the
Lancet.
"We can see that because of their
failure in the patients on this trial.
They are all on drugs of this type."
BLOOD PRESSURE READING
FELL BY 32 POINTS
High blood pressure, or too much
force exerted by blood as it moves
against vessel walls, is the lead-
ing risk factor for premature death
worldwide.
Nearly half of Europeans have
hypertension, and in the United
States, about 75 million Americans
do -- and only two-thirds of those
people are treated. Among those
who are, half do not get their blood
pressure under control.
Normal blood pressure is consid-
ered to be 120 over 80 or lower. A
top reading of over 140 is consid-
ered high blood pressure.
The treatment uses a thin tube
or catheter that is inserted through
a puncture in the groin and fished
through blood vessels into the ar-
tery leading to the kidney.
Once in place, the device applies
short bursts of low-power radio-
frequency energy to destroy nerves
lining the vessel. The device ro-
tates to ensure no area receives too
much energy.
In the study, about half of 106
patients were randomly picked to


have the procedure in addition to
their drugs. The other half only
took medication.
"They were sick hypertensives on
an average of five medications in
both groups," Esler said.
After six months, blood pressure
among those who got the treatment
fell by 32 points on the top reading
and 12 points on the bottom read-
ing, pushing some into the near-
normal range. There was no change
in the control group.
"It was a big effect," Esler said.
"The main pressure in the group
after denervation was 145, and
in 39 percent of them, it was 140
systolic."
"It's a much bigger effect than
you would anticipate in a drug
trial, particularly in these people,
who are resistant to drugs any- V
way," Esler said.
And it appears safe. "The side ef-
fects of the trial were almost zero,"
Esler said. But it is not a cure, he
said.
"Most of this group are still on
medications. They are not cured. If
you tried this out on milder hyper-
tensives, maybe you could cure it.
That is a dream, but we are thinking
about it."
The treatment is already approved
for use in Europe, and Ardian Chief
Executive Andrew Cleeland said the
company is in talks with the Food
and Drug Administration to struc-
ture a late-stage U.S. trial, which
could start next year.


Moms for

families'
favorite

produce


Fruits
1. Apples
2. Bananas
3. Strawberries
4. Grape


Veggies
1. Broccoli
2. Corn
3. Green beans
4. Carrots


Still too low on



fruits, veggies


We're getting better, but still

eating half what we should

Kids and adults still aren't eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables,
despite years of encouragement from their parents and nutrition profes-
sionals, a new report says.
Most people consume less than 2 cups of fruits and veggies a day, far
below the 4 to 6 cups recommended by the government's dietary guide-
lines.
The Produce for Better Health Foundation recently released a report
that shows:
Children ages 6 to 12 consume an average of 1.43 cups of fruits
and vegetables a day. Recommended: 21/2 to 4V2 cups. The amount they
should eat depends on their daily caloric needs.
Teens consume about 1.76 cups and adults 1.81 cups of produce
daily. Recommended: 4 to 6 cups, depending on calorie needs.
The data are from the NPD Group, a market- research firm.
Although some people are eating slightly more produce than they did
Please turn to FRUITS 19B


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fl IF-VI I)l I I RRA N 1.A NI) IA Il'l, It.


MFALS IN MINUTES FOR
PEOPLFWl"I'll- DIABf.,,TE'S, SECOND


HOLIX G'S TRI M &TERRIFI C DIABETIC COO KING


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19B THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


Online programs in process of keeping children safe


PROGRAMS
continued from 15B

are sponsored by large corpora-
tions, are providing online safe-
ty tips and teaching curricula to
parents and teachers.
GoGoStat Parental Guid-
ance offers a free program that
allows parents to monitor their
offspring' use of a PC or iPhone.
Smartphones, tablet PCs, In-


ternet TVs and even video-gam-
ing consoles let children access
websites such as Facebook,
YouTube and Twitter, where cy-
berbullies, sexual predators and
identity thieves prey on minors
ranging from infants to teenag-
ers.
"Kids really need to know the
risks that are out there and
what sensible behavior is," says
Richard Harrison, spokesman


for (ISC)2.
Numerous studies show that
children routinely engage in
risky online behavior, such as
befriending and sharing person-
al data and photos with strang-
ers.
A recent survey by anti-vi-
rus software maker AVG found
mothers of young children may
be unwittingly exposing their
offspring to unforeseen dan-


gers. Some 82 percent of 2,200
mothers of children under age
2 in 10 nations had posted pre-
natal sonograms or baby photos
on the Internet; U.S. respon-
dents led, with 92 percent of
mothers posting. That can make
kids vulnerable to sexual preda-
tors, experts say. Photos can
be widely viewed and quickly
copied, says J.R. Smith, AVG's
chief executive officer.


Warning signs your teeth say about your health


TEETH
continued from 17B

numbness are other signs, but
sometimes the only sign is a
sore that doesn't seem to go
away.

Dental warning #4: Gums
growing over teeth
SIGN OF: MEDICATION
PROBLEMS
If you notice your gum liter-
ally growing over your tooth,
and you're taking a medication
for heart disease or seizures
or you take drugs to suppress
your immune system (such as
before a transplant), it's well
worth mentioning this curious
development to your prescrib-
ing doctor. The overgrowth can
cause an uncomfortable sen-
sation. In extreme cases, the
entire tooth can be covered.


Dental warning #5: Dry
mouth
SIGN OF: SJOGREN'S
SYNDROME, DIABETES
Many things can cause dry
mouth, from dehydration and
allergies to smoking and new
medications. But a lack of suf-
ficient saliva is also an early
warning of two autoimmune
diseases unrelated to medi-
cine use: Sjogren's syndrome
and diabetes.Other signs of
diabetes include excessive
thirst, tingling in the hands
and feet, frequent urination,
blurred vision and weight
loss. In Sjogren's, the eyes
are dry as well as the mouth,
but the entire body is affect-
ed by the disorder. Because
its symptoms mimic other
diseases (such as diabetes),
people are often misdiag-
nosed and go several years


before being properly diag-
nosed.

Dental warning #6: White
webbing inside cheeks
SIGN OF: LICHEN PLANS
The last thing you might ex-
pect to discover while brush-
ing your teeth is a skin dis-
ease. But it happens. Lichen
plans, whose cause is un-
known, is a mild disorder
that tends to strike both men
and women ages 30 to 70.
The mucus membranes in the
mouth are often a first target.
Oral lichen plans looks
like a whitish, lacy pattern
on the insides of the cheeks.
Another common area where
a lichen plans rash may
appear is the vagina. Lichen
plans often goes away on
its own, but sometimes treat-
ment is necessary.


Dental warning #7: Crusting
dentures

SIGN OF: POTENTIAL ASPIRA-
TION PNEUMONIA
Most people don't connect
dentures (false teeth) with
pneumonia, other than to think
they're both words that often
refer to the world of the elderly.
And yet the two have a potential-
ly deadly connection. "A leading
cause of death in older people
is aspiration pneumonia, often
from inhaling debris around the
teeth and dentures," lacopino
says. Too often, the problem
stems from people in the care
of others -- those in nursing
homes, for example -- who fail
to clean dentures properly. Den-
tures need to be removed daily
from the mouth, cleaned with a
special brush, and stored in a
cleansing solution.


Christmas concert

at Jordan Grove

One and all are invited to Jor-
dan Grove Missionary Baptist
Church to witness our annual
holiday concert, 6 p.m., Sun-
day.
Brother Cane Eubanks, con-
ductor and Reverend Douglas
Cook, Sr., pastor.


e,A


Eat more fruits and vegetables


FRUITS
continued from 19B

five years ago, it's still far be-
low the recommendations, says
Elizabeth Pivonka, president of
the Produce for Better Health
Foundation. "I don't think peo-
ple fully understand how good
fruits and vegetables are for
them."
Diets rich in fruits and veg-
etables lower the risk of many
types of cancer, stroke, heart
disease, type 2 diabetes and


* other chronic diseases.
Other findings in the produce
report: Only 3 percent of all
fruits and 15 percent of all veg-
etables are consumed by people
when they go to restaurants.
However, in a survey of 1,000
moms, the mothers of young
children say it's easier to find
fruits and vegetables when they
are eating out than it used to be,
probably because apple slices
are on the menus of many fast-
food restaurants, Pivonka says.
-Nanci Hellmich


Hospital assistance can be fatal


HOSPITAL
continued from 16B

bleeding following surgery or
a procedure. For example, one
patient had excessive bleeding
after his kidney dialysis needle
was inadvertently removed,
which resulted in circulatory


shock and an emergency inser-
tion of a tube to allow breath-
ing.
When the tube was removed
the next day, the patient in-
haled foreign material into his
lungs and needed lifesaving
medical help, the report said.
Peter Pronovost of Johns


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Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church
3087 N.W. 60th Street
smbcpastorids@ool.com

Order of Servies
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Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue
Order of Services


lu4t.s PIV: Iw u(I'


Apostolic
Revival Center
6702 NXW. 15th Avenue

Order of Services

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Of 4* w ( in l eku, hlo?] 31" lVp .





St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street

Order of Services
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Mt. Calvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.



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Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

.....- Order of Services
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(-0,%rue ,, P.,30 rn


Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Avenui
a 1MA I I *I I n I


- Order of Se
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New Vision For Christ
Ministries
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

.. Order of Services
hij b-Mi, WrAh a 'pIUdm
sundo 5hool V30am
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Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

Order of Services
"S day S ahOaul r9 a ,T,
SWiIhp II am
I M Bble, Sud) T ruiidnay 0O p m
hYoulh Minaqyp
mol Wed & p m


I


Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street
S Order uf Services
a. i. 8i 3 0 a m


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Liberty City Church
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street

Order of Services
Sunnhy Wmo ,',a a m
' Su,;dnv 'Ahol1 I0 a m
'uda, a n p m
i fS11 n )(En.li'te e 1 30 p m
'4 s I,'e Bibirl 17 30pm
----,-Th ur. iellash-p 10,am




Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue
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Order of Services
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wiYSorm 1)
I'huLI Irh S 8 iB W1 m
ftd.,nv mr.. iri noon
,l i3 Udl 1Ti


New Birth Baptist Church, The cathedrall of Faith International
2300 NW. 135th Street


Order of Service,
Sunday Worship 7lam
li om., 7 p m
Sunday School 9 30 a m
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p min
Wednesday Bible Sludy
10 45 a m


1 (800) 254 NBBC
305-685 3700
Fax 305 685 0705
vww .newbirlhbapliitmiami org


Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023


I


Order of 'ervcues
Sunday Bible Sludy 9 a m Mrning Woarhip 10 a in
(Eenng Worship 6 p ui
Wednesday Gonral Bible Study 7 30 p m
television Program Surp Foundaion
My33 WBFS,'Comtas 3 Salurday 1 30a in
v pT.brToleparik.huh h;alh orn m pei[ruprko iji'Mlburh ni.r


First Baptist Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue

- Order of Services I


Alpha Agape SDA Church
8400 N.W. 25th Ave.
Miami, FL 33147


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Order of Services
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St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue

___ Order of Service



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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
740 N.W. 58th Street

Order of er vies
Hour of Prayer 6 30 a rn Early Morning Worship 7 30 o n
R iSunday School 9 30 a m Morning Worship II a m
Youlh Mini ry Siudy, Wed 7 p i Prayer', 'Bible ',Iuly. Wed 7 p m
Noonday Allar Prayer (M F)
Feeding Ihe Hungry every Wednesday H am I. pm
Rev. -',, Ith, ",d'ht rr, i hu rbio ,ry ih ddhpprayci'ha Io'ulh n.r


93rd Str
Missionary
2330 N
""' :-'|l
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ry Baptist Church
.W. 93rd Street

Order of Services
I 7:30 am Eady MEning Worshp
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Logos Baptist Church
16305 N.W. 48th Avenue


Order of Services
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Brownsville
Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court
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I Pqstcr Rev. Carl Jahns-ion.


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BLACKS MUST CONTROL THEIR OWN DESTINY


20B THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


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Hadley Davis
CELIUS JEAN, 71, custodian,
died November
18 at Jackson
Memorial Hospi-
tal. Viewing 4-8
p.m., Friday.





BRENDON DECIUS, 20, laborer,
died November
21 at Jackson
Memorial North.
Service noon,
Saturday in the
Chapel.




WILLIE BRADSHAW, 66, real-
tor, died No-
vember 22 at
University of
Miami Hospital.
Service 3 p.m.,
Saturday in the
Chapel.



WILLIE MAE GILBERT, 72, so-
cial worker, died November 15 at
Mount Sinai Medical Center. Ser-
vices were held.

JAVONTAE D. THOMPSON, 16,
student, died November 14. Ser-
vices were held.

TAVARIS FAIR, 25, laborer, died
November 15. Services were held.

KEITH L. EDMOND, 37, laborer,
died November 16. Services were
held.

DWAUNE ROBINSON, 42,
painter, died November 9 at home.
Services were held.

BURL STEVENSON, 54, labor-
er, died November 16 at Mount Si-
nai Medical Center. Services were
held.


Richardson
ARLENE PATTERSON, 56,
nursing home ,
aid, died No-
vember 24 at 4
home. Survivors
include: chil- ''
dren, Johnnie,
Willie, Cheryl, .
Derrick, Bah-
rahkeeyah and
Earnest; daugthers-in-law, Angela,
Michelle, Latavia and Quana; son-
in-law, Leonda; sisters, Gloria,
Francis and Earnestine; brother,
Charles; 18 grandchildren and a
host of nieces and nephews. View-
ing 1 p.m.-6 p.m., Friday. Service
2 p.m., Saturday at Peaceful Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.


Royal
JONNA FAYE STANLEY-OR-
AGE, 53, died
November 24
at Jackson Hos-
pital. Viewing
4 p.m.- 9 p.m.,
Wednesday.
Service 11 a.m.,
Thursday at
Holy Faith Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.

DAVID JAMES SMITH
(GOOMAN), 58, -
died November
24 at Aventura .
Hospital. View-
ing 6-9 p.m., at
Royal Funeral
Home. Service .. -

day at Triangle
Hope Ministries
C.O.G., 1981 Lincoln Avenue, Opa
Locka

DEKISTYNAKRI QUITO JOHN-
SON, 20, died
November 29 at
Ryder Trauma
Center. Service .

Funeral Home. R




Poitier


JACOB NELSON, 60, laborer,
died November 26 at Aventura
Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at Poitier Funeral Home.


Death Notice


JIMMIE WILLIAMS SR.,
72, retired, died November
24 at Jackson North Medical
Center.
His mother, Carrie Bell
Cheeks Scott and father,
James Williams preceded him
in death.
Survivors include: his chil-
dren, Jimmie Jr., Mitzi, and
Jamal; grandchildren, Rod-
ney, Sierra, Tavarick, Sylves-
ter, Jamal and Jamyla; great
grandson, Torian Martin;
brother, Grady; sister, Vic-
toria Campbell-Ates (Bishop
Math); aunts, Patricia Wash-
ington and Louise Jefferson;
uncle, Jessie Cheeks; a host
of nieces, nephews, cousins,
in-laws from Central America,
Lim6n, Costa Rica and the
Republic of Panama.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday,
Nov. 24 at Poteat Funeral
Home, 1015 Cedar Ave., Alba-
ny, GA 31701, 229-436-3615.


Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,


Card of Thanks


BEULAH MANSON


would like to express our
sincere appreciation to all
who shared in her heavenly
journey.
Words cannot adequately
convey our gratitude for your
prayers, donations, plants,
food, and visits.
Special thanks to Rev.
Douglas Cook, Senior Pastor
of Jordan Grove M.B. Church
and his outstanding mem-
bership for making a difficult
time bearable.
We appreciate his assis-
tance in guiding us with the
program as well as the repast.
Thank you to the Rev. Rich-
ard P. Dunn of Faith M.B.
Church and members of Zeta
Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
The City of Miami, Norland
and Parkway Middle Schools,
Eastern Airlines Retiree As-
sociation, Rev. P. Fitzgerald
Readon, Bible Baptist Church
members, and Greater Mt.
Canaan M.B. Church of Au-
gusta, GA.
We would also like to thank
the program participants,
neighbors and friends for
your caring and sharing dur-
ing this difficult time.
Please know that we love
and appreciate all of youl
The Family


Death Notice


JOE THOMAS
12/01/77 10/27/07


Three years has passed
since you've been gone. Not
a day has passed without
thinking and missing you.
Though you're not here, for-
ever in our hearts you'll re-
main.
Our family has lost a child
and a brother. Well continue
to relish the memories and
times we shared for that can't
never be taken away.
Love your family.



Gregg L. Mason
WILLIE JUNIOR PRATER, 76,
retired, died No-
vember 28 at
Jackson Hospi-
tal. Viewing 4
p.m.- 8 p.m.,
Thursday. Ser-
vice 2 p.m., Fri-
day in the cha- .
pel.


Range
GLADYS L. CLARK, 86, home-
maker, died
November 25.
Viewing 4-8
p.m., Friday at
Range Funeral
Home. Service
10 a.m., Satur-
day at Mt. Olive '
Primitive Baptist -
Church.



Hall Ferguson Hewitt

LUCINDA FLOWERS, 67, en-
trepreneur, died -- .
November 25 at
Jackson Hospi-
tal. Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Mt. Carmel
Missionary Bap- -A
tist Church.'


DELORES PARTRIDGE,
63, registered nurse, died
November 29 at University
of Miami. Survivors include:
husband, Joseph; daughter,
Anseing; grandson, Joshua.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday at
New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church. In lieu of flowers, the
family is requesting donation.


Carey Royal Ram'n

FRANCES WILLIAMS, 71, sales
clerk, died No-
vember 28 at .
Kindred Hos-
pital. Service 1
p.m., Saturday
in the Chapel.






Wright and Young
ARTHUR L. CULMER, 55,
Handyman, died
November 29 at
Hospice Hospi-
tal. Service 2:30
p.m., Saturday
in the Chapel.


Manker
ROBERT CARRIN
VEAUX SR., 73, welded
vember 22 at Mercy Ni
vice. Services were held


In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


LILLIAN S. LONGLEY
"TOOTSIE"
08/17/45 -11/29/08

Your memories are in our
hearts forever. We love youl


Death Notice


BERTHA STEVENS, 59,
Bellsouth customer rep, died
November 29 a North Miami
Rehabilitation Center. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Saturday at New
Macedonia Baptist Church.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


MARISOL MUNOZ
01/28/88 10/30/10


would like to thank every-
one for their condolences.
Special thanks to Minister
Caley for the eulogy.
Also, thanks to the Church
of God of Prophecy, Miami
No. 1, and the Church of God
Evangelist Center.
May God richly bless you is
our prayer.
Grandmother, Prescola
Beneby and mother, Judith
Beneby

Happy Birthday

In loving memory of,











-. ;


MYRTLE GIBSON
GILLIAM
11/25/1918 12/02/2009

Celebrating The Legacy,
Birthday, and Anniversary
Of My Mother's Death


By Mary C. Lamia

Happy memories of the holi-
day season can be overshad-
owed by memories of loss in a
child's life. A previous experi-
ence of grief--the death of a
significant person, the loss of
a pet or a close friend, the loss
felt as a result of a parents'
divorce, or the loss of a home
due to parents' financial cir-
cumstances--can be triggered
during the holidays.
Grieving can last a lifetime
as a kind of sadness in the
back of your mind that does
not get in the way of how you
function in your daily life. So
it is not necessarily accurate
to think thkt a child, or an
adult, can ever just "get over"
a loss, since you can't erase
emotional memories. For ex-
ample, if you visit a place that
reminds you of a person you
miss in your life, your grief
may become triggered. Certain
dates, known as "anniversary
reactions," can remind you of
your loss, such as the person's
birthday or the date someone
died. And holidays are defi-
nitely a trigger for a previous
experience of grief because
they remind you of missing a
loved one or cause you to be
acutely aware of the absence



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todian, died
November 25
at Kindred Hos-
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son, Mark (
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Saturday at Antioch M.B.C. Of Car-
ol City.


of a previously felt security.
Grief makes children feel
heavy, empty, and tired. When
they are grieving they might
find it very hard to focus or
concentrate, or be uninter-
ested in their favorite foods or
activities. At other times they
might become angry or irri-
table. When grief is intense a
child might just feel numb.
Feeling nothing when you
should be feeling a lot can be
confusing for a child. Some
children become guilty if their
feelings are numb when some-
thing bad has happened. But
feeling numb in such situ-
ations is often the result an
overwhelming emotional expe-
rience.
There are some things you
can do to help a child to get
through the tough times when
she is reminded of a loss dur-
ing the holiday season. Most
of these things have to do with
remembering, instead of trying
to forget, since acceptance is
helpful to moving on in one's
life, especially when painful
reminders obscure pleasant
memories. Reassure your child
that certain times of the year or
holidays may trigger an emo-
tional reaction that reminds
her of her loss. Encourage her
to do some of the following:
Talk about a memory of
this time that involved the
lost loved-one. In the case of
changed circumstances, such
as divorce, encourage the child
to discuss pleasant memories
of the holiday, rather than ig-
nore them or focus primarily
on the loss itself.
Do some of the things you
enjoyed doing with the person
you lost, and try to do some of
the things he or she enjoyed
doing. When circumstances
have triggered a grief reaction,
brainstorm about ways to cre-
ate pleasant memories around
the current situation.


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MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMB


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REMEMBERING


A LVINAI


Alvin Ailey, Lucinda Ransom, Loretta
Abbott in Revelations from Archives.


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Revelations remains

his troupe's most

celebrated piece

By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
kmncneir@'miantimnesonline.com
Earlier this year we featured the story of Lib-
erty City's own Robert Battle, 37, who in July of
2011 will take on the giant-sized task of leading
the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when
current Artistic Director Judith Jamison, steps
down after being with the company since 1965
- first as a dancer and choreographer and then
as artistic director.
But the real story of the Ailey Dance Theater is
of course its founder and first artistic director,
the incomparable Alvin Ailey whose company
has gained the nickname of "Cultural Ambas-
sador to the World" due to its extensive .__._
international touring. He is credited i
with having popularized modern
dance and having revolutionized
the style and presence of Black
dance companies on the na-
tional and international scene.
Ailey died from AIDS-related complications on
December 1, 1989.
THE MOVE FROM RURAL TEXAS
TO THE BIG APPLE
Ailey's mother was only 17 when he was born
in Rogers. Texas. His father abandoned the
family when he was just six-months-old and
his mother, like most Blacks during the Great
Depression, often found it hard to find work.
In an atmosphere of racial segregation and the
ever-present threat of violence and lynchings,
his mother, Lula Cooper, was raped
by a group of white men when Ailey
was five. The young child was fear-
ful of whites for many years and in
his choreography one sees the con-
,: stant theme of Black pride. He and his
mother moved to California in 1942, but
it wasn't until 1949 when Ailey met dance
great Lester Horton, who became his men-
tor and instructor, that he seriously began
to consider dance as a possible pro-
fession. At the Horton School, which
was the country's first multi-racial
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Miami Beach


will show a


daring art basel


By Erica Orden
Last December, many dealers and
collectors, still reeling from the eco-
nomic implosion, sat out the most
prestigious U.S. art fair, Art Basel
Miami Beach.
This year, galleries are back:
Booth applications rose by 20 per-
cent from last year. After robust fall
auctions in New York, "we're seeing
people back in the market," said
Marc Spiegler, co-director of the
Basel, Switzerland, fair and its sis-
ter event in Miami, now in its ninth
year. And after several years of
safer, blue-chip offerings in a soft
market, dealers are bringing back
experimental art.
Opening to the public Dec. 2, this
year's four-day event is expected
to draw more than 40,000 people.
Within the main sector, which has


more than 180 galleries, New York-
based Skarstedt Gallery will show
Jenny Holzer's black granite sar-
cophagus and LED sign, "Laments:
The knife cut runs as long..." Gal-
erie Urs Meile, of Beijing and Lu-
cerne, Switzerland, will show "Kui
Hua Zi," a pile of porcelain seeds by
Beijing-born artist Ai Weiwei, who
has often crossed swords with the
Chinese government.
"SYNCHRONISTIC LICK"
Among the unconventional works
at New York powerhouse Lehmann
Maupin will be a printed-vinyl floor
installation by multimedia artist
Tony Oursler, "Synchronistic Lick."
A buyer can customize the dimen-
sions and therefore the patterns
of the work, which mixes a gray
background, fluorescent colors and
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'Educate, Agitate, Organize, 2010' by Andrea Bowers, to be
shown at the Andrew Kreps Gallery's Art Basel Miami Beach
outpost.


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After praying over how
to handle Bishop Herman
E. Dean Centur, BirThda',
Celebration, Bishop Norward
E.C. Dean and committee gave
rise to name the new edifice
the H. E. Dean Multi-purpose
Family Life Center. They
celebrated last Sunday
at the Signature Garden
in Davie, where over
400 people attended.
The committee, led by
wife Ruby Dean, was
equipped to handle
the crowd for proper
seating. .
Clyde Caley and DI
his band entertained
with religious music
and Kevan Dean, grandson,
moderated the program until
everyone was seated. The
program emcees included
Bishop Rudolph V. Bowe and
Minister Earl Evans.
The program included:
Bishop Franklyn Ferguson,
invocation; Minister Wilbur
Caley, scripture; Byron
Hughes, blessing of the food;.
Korey Dean, grandson,
singing "Stand"; Mabel Wilson
narrated the video singers and


dancers rituaILzing
man ', cf the -
Pentecostal songs.
while the honoree -
closed it out with a
genuine message to
everyone in attendance.
Special attention was
given to the great
] Grandchildren to
perform a liturgical
dance choreography
r by Delma Pratt
and Janeil Samuda


featuring
Campbell,
Stephanie
Campbell,
Kianna Dean,


Sarai


Angela Jones, .,
Christina Jones,
Ashlee and Brianna
Pratt.
Next on the program
were dignitaries DE
paying tributes to
the honoree, beginning with
Minister Ethel Williams,
Patrick Range, Commissioner
Richard P. Dunn, Rep. James
Bush, Bishop Ferguson,
Greg Mason, Bishops Brice
H. Thompson, Elgarnet
Rahming, Robert F. Davis


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and Sam Clements.
Born on November 3, 1910
at Mortimer's Long Island;
heard God's voice for him to
preach on a sailboat that was
en-route from Long Island to
Crooked Island; met
Maggie Eloise Moss in
1936; married and had f
5 children: Norward,
Eloise Pratt, Irene
R. Beneby, Lula D. c
Thompson and Anna I.
Dean.
Also, his preaching
included in Opa- DI
locka, Belle Glade,
Fort Lauderdale,
Hallandale, Homestead and
Miami totaling 48 years in the
ministry. Those years included


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effecting a Child Day
Care Center in 1974,
a new church in 1988
and an enlarged center
to handle the needs of
children for which this
is the purpose of the
centenarian Bishop
Herman E. Dean whose
legacy is rich with
blessings from God.
The honoree took


the time to thank Dr. Edwin
Demeritte, assistant chair,
Elaine Evand, Melonie
Samuda, Deacon Orlando
Nottage, Deacon Clifton
Williams, Jr., Deacon John
Kerr, Noreen Kerr, Marilyn
Bryant, Wilbur Caley, Minister


Lorina B. Nottage, Maebell
Wilson, Preston Pratt, Jr.,
and Ethel Williams.
Other dignitaries were Eva
Mackey, Mary Lightburn,
Maureen and Leopold Wray,
Dorothy Flowers,
Claudia Posey,
Bishop Leviticus
4 Cox, Elder Ruben
Cox, Glen Finley,
Danette Jackson and
Terracita Knowles.

The 31st Florida
AN Classic in Orlando
became the thrill of
victory for the Florida
A&M University Rattlers and of
course the agony of defeat for
Bethune-Cookman University
Wildcats. The 62,000
fans who attended the
game bit fingernails,
screamed and yelled for
their respective team. *,
On the Rattlers side it -,
was QB Austin Trainor
handling off to Phillip
Sylvester who scored
three touchdowns and DEN
picked up 146 yards in
rushing.
BCU had the momentum
going in the first half after
being stung on the first play of
the game with the "flea-flicker"
from Trainor to Kevin Elliot
and FAMU led from that point.
Quarterbacks Matt Johnson
and Jackie Wilson became


injured in the second quarter,
while Johnson did not play in
the last quarter.
BCU won the MEAC
Championship and will move
on to another game for
the championship against
New Hampshire (7-4)
on Saturday, Dec. 4 in
Daytona Beach, FL.
Wildcat fans are in
disbelief for the outcome
after a season of winning
each week.
*************** *
Alexander Cedano and
Robert Pew took the
wrong turn at age eight and
became label as troublemakers
until their chronic misbehavior
transferred them to McArthur
South's Young Men's
H Academy to assist
them in reducing
their misbehavior.
The both of the
young men had an
undiscovered talent
for painting, until
art teacher Janis
IERITTE Young, took them
under her wings and
boosted their grades
and artistic skills to the point
of displaying their art at the
second annual Holy Moly
Redland Guacamole Festival.
As a result, Peter Schnebly,
owner of Schnebly Redland's
Winery was so impressed
that he purchased two of


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Congratulations go to
Commissioner Richard P.
Dunn, II, who was sworn
in on Nov. 22 at Charles
Hadley Park Auditorium.
The invocation was
given by Rev. Samuel E.
Sullivan, Greater Bethel
A.M.E. Church; Pledge of
Allegiance: City of Miami
Police Color Guard; National
Anthem: Sammy Collie
and Northwestern Senior
High School PAVAC; Special
Remarks: The Honorable
Mayor Tomas P. Regalado;
Introduction: Major Craig
Mcqueen; Community
Remarks: Laverne Holliday
and Lavern Ellie Scott;
Swearing in Ceremony:
Bishop Victor T. Curry;
Remarks: Commissioner
Dunn and Benedicition by
Rev. Douglas E. Cook, Sr.
Congratulations go
to our hometown hero
Santana Moss, who was


inducted into
the University
of Miarni
Sports Hall of
Fame. Santana now plays
professional football for
the Washington Redskins
and is the son of Ted and
stepson of Gladys Moss.
Congratulations to the
following young men who
were recently inducted
into the Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter of the Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc.:
Kenneth Ejene, Leon
Lewis, Dama Olatunde,
Michael Scott and Larnell
Vickers.
Wedding anniversary
greetings to the following
couples: Ernest and Carol
Knowles, their 33rd on
Nov. 24.; Ronald E. and
Diana B. Frazier, II, their
6th on Nov. 27.
Congratulations and best
wishes goes out to Ellen


Bethel who received her
,Masters Degree in Criminal
Justice last Saturday from
Everest University.
Congrats to Audrey
Edmondson elected Vice-
Chair of our County
Commission.
All roads led to Orlando
recently to witness the game
of the season, the Florida
Classic between Bethune-
Cookman Wildcats and
Florida A&M Rattlers.
Very sorry that both of
our star quarterbacks were
injured. I believe that we
would have been 11-0.
Miami was well represented
by both schools as always.
Some of those in attendance:
Jack and Leona Swilley
and their daughter Leah
S. Watts, Maude Newbold,
Robin Moncur, Elestine
M. Allen, Chester Fair,
Tommy Streeter, Sr.,
Commissioner Richard P.
Dunn, II and family (his
son Brandon is a Freshman
Defensive Back for BCU),
James and Bernadine
Bush, Cynthia Stafford,
Tyrone and Joni Jones-


Harris family, John and Liz
Askew, Nancy Dawkins,
Martha Daye, Ernest
and Ethel Pearl Sidney,
John and Kathy Culmer,
Fr. and Mrs. Richard
Barry, Larry and Kathy
Smith, Doris and Tellis
Ingraham, Cupidine Dean,
Arnett Hepburn, Deloris
Ingraham, Carolyn Mond,
Juanita Kelly and her
daughter Terry, Paulette
Johnson, Margaret
Moncur, Richard Barry II
and Gwen Thomas.
Get well wishes goes out
to: Ronald Franks, Winston
Scavella, Louise Clear,
Naomi Allen-Adams, Joyce
Major-Hepburn, Sadie
Barry, David Thurston,
Aretha Davis, Joyce
Gibson-Johnson, Frances
Brown, Inez McKinney-
Johnson, Lemuel Moncur,
Delores Bethel-Reynolds
and all other shut-in's of
our community.
Joyce M. Hepburn is in
North Carolina for surgery
and will return home soon.
Miss you classmate and
friend.


Miami Beach showcases prestigious art exhibit


ART
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photorealistic imagery. Each
of three available editions costs
$40,000.
Another full-booth installa-
tion, by Ashley Bickerton, sold
quickly to a major European
collector at 2008's fair in Basel,
Lehmann Maupin said. But dur-
ing the last two years of fairs, the
gallery presented more conserva-
tive choices, like paintings, em-
broideries and photography, co-
founder Rachel Lehmann said,
adding: "We feel like this is a mo-


ment where we can do it again."
In October, London's Frieze
Art Fair saw a return to boom-
era big prices for pieces other
than "wall works." A formalde-
hyde-based installation by Da-
mien Hirst, for example, sold at
the Frieze's opening for about
$5.6 million.

$20,000 BOOTH
In Miami, the fair's leader-
ship is experimenting in an-
other way: Its sector for emerg-
ing galleries, Art Positions, is
limiting participating galleries
to one artwork per booth. That


part of the fair "needed to have
a unique identity to it," Mr. Spie-
gler said. At $10,000, booths
for Art Positions are 20 percent
cheaper than last year (booths
for the main sector cost $52 per
square foot and range from 646
to 1,292 square feet).
Finding the right work was
tricky for Simon Preston, owner
and director of an eponymous
New York gallery selected as one
of the 14 Art Positions present-
ers. The gallery needed to have
"the perfect project at the right
time for a particular artist." Mr.
Preston is showing "Crushed by


the Hammer of the Sun," a me-
chanical sculpture involving a
silk skirt, by Los Angeles-based
artist Kara Tanaka, who is still
in her 20s. The piece is priced at
$30,000.
The auction world is show-
ing increasing interest in the
fair, with its influx of influen-
tial collectors. For the first time,
Christie's will host a preview in
Miami, showing works by Mr.
Hirst, Keith Haring, Richard
Pettibone and Antony Gormley,
all to be included in the auction
house's February postwar and
contemporary sale in London.


Famed choreographer Ailey would have been 79


AILEY
continued from 2C

school, the eager Ailey would
become proficient in a host of
dance styles and techniques
including: classical ballet, jazz
and Native American dance.
There he perfected his craft be-
fore taking over the School at
the untimely death of Horton
in 1953. Ailey was only 22.
Ailey would move to New
York City in 1954 after being
invited to dance on Broadway
and in several feature films,
but he was less than infatu-
ated with the modern dance
styles of contemporaries like
Martha Graham and Doris
Humphrey. Unable to find a


technique similar to Horton's
and with no one willing to
serve as his mentor, he began
to create works of his own.

REVELATIONS BECOMES AI-
LEY'S SIGNATURE PIECE
Ailey probably did not have
any specific thoughts about
forming his own dance com-
pany, but after witnessing and
experiencing the limitations
placed on Black dancers due
to racism, he formed his own
company in 1958. From the
beginning the company was
multi-racial, employing artists
based solely on artistic ability
regardless of race.
In what would become his
signature work, Revelations,


Ailey once said that he drew
upon his "blood memories" of
Texas, the blues, spirituals
and gospel.
The piece is without question
one of the most well-known
and requested modern dance
works.
"I was moved by what spiri-
tuals say as words, as meta-
phors ... The whole ballet was
a signature suite of spirituals,"
Ailey once said. "I poured in
just about everything, every
beautiful spiritual I had ever
heard . The critics and au-
diences had nothing but the
most delicious praise from the
beginning."
And indeed it is the combi-
nation of Ailey's masterfully-


choreographed work that in
concert with some of the most
enduring of the spirituals has
made Revelations a piece that
audiences enjoy seeing again
and again. At a celebration of
the piece's 45th anniversary,
The New York Times said, "it
is not only the signature work
of Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater, but arguably the most
beloved modern dance creation
by anyone anywhere."
And so while Alvin Ailey has
joined the ancestors, his works
and vision live on inspiring
young dancers everywhere, re-
minding us of the significance
of the Black story and fostering
Black pride in today's genera-
tions and generations to come.


Angela Bassett to play female

NYC Police Commissioner


By Wilson Morales

Having co-starred on the
final season of NBC's long
running series, 'ER,' Angela
Bassett is returning to tele-
vision in a new series being
developed by ABC,
states Deadline.com.
The project, 'One
Police Plaza,' from
ABC Studios and
studio-based Mark
Gordon Co., centers
on New York City's
first female commis-
sioner, to be played BA
by Bassett.
Former prosecutor and
best-selling crime novelist
Linda Fairstein and Ken-
neth L. Solarz are writing


the script and will executive
produce 'One Police Plaza'
with Gordon and Deborah
Spera.
In 2005, the Harlem, NY
native played CIA Director
Hayden Chase in a couple
of episodes on
the popular J.J.
Abrams spy series,
'Alias.'
On the big
Screen, Bassett
will next be seen
opposite Paula
Patton in the ro-
ASSET mantic comedy
'Jumping the
Broom,' and in the
comic book adaptation of
'Green Lantern' with Ryan
Reynolds.


Beyonc6's perfume ad banned


By the Associated Press

Beyonce's commercial
for her perfume Heat is a
little too hot for officials in
the United Kingdom.
Advertising watchdogs
in London have [
banned daytime air-
ing of the spot for
her debut fragrance,
saying that it must
not be shown until
after 7.30 p.m.
The ad which
hit the Internet in
February, features BEY
the singer writhing
against a bathroom wall in
a red dress to the strains
of the song "Fever" was
deemed unsuitable for air-
ing at a time when younger


children might be watch-
ing.
The announcement, from
the U.K. Advertising Stan-
dards Authority, found
that the advertisement
was "sexually provocative"
and upheld com-
plaints against it.
"We considered
that Beyonce's
,. body movements
Sand the cam-
era's prolonged
focus on shots
of her dress slip-
YONCd ping away to par-
tially expose her
breasts created a sexually
provocative ad that was
unsuitable to be seen by
young children," the group
said.


R. Kelly to return to 'Love Letter'


By Bridget Bland

R. Kelly fans can rejoice.
The self-proclaimed Pied
Piper of R&B will release
his llth studio album,
'Love Letter,' this Decem-
her.


The three-time
Grammy Award
winner's lead sin-
gle 'What a Woman
Loves,' which he
wrote and produced,
has already jumped
from #8 to #3 on the
Urban AC chart re-
cently. It's become


It,' which debuted at #16
last Oct. and it is Kelly's
second-best career debut
since' 1999's 'If I Could
Turn Back the Hands of
Time.'
A very special holi-
- day remix of the


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3 .-K .


R.KELLY


the third most-increased
record at the format.
The song has been one
of the 43-year-old Chicago
native's career best even
earning the title of 'Pick of
the Week' by USA Today.
It was the highest chart
bow by a male artist since
Michael Jackson's 'This Is


track 'Love Letter
Christmas' will be
available in the
coming weeks.
Earlier this year,
R. Kelly recorded
the 2010 FIFA
World Cup official
anthem 'Sign of
a Victory' a song


which he performed at the
soccer tournament's open-
ing ceremony in South Af-
rica.
'Love Letter' is due in
stores nationwide on De-
cember 14.
A remix to the track will
be available as well entitled
"Love Letter Christmas."


the paintings to be placed on
his wine bottles. From that
moment the both of them
became artistic extraordinary
with a commission to paint
other fruits and
vegetable for the
company, as well
.-^^ as make a name for
themselves. They
plan to use their
proceeds to buy
4. 4 art supplies while
teaching other
EVANS students how to
paint.

As the Rattlers enjoyed
their victory over Bethune-
Cookman, likewise the Miami
Central Rockets enjoyed the
victory over Miami High, 55-0
in the quarter finals.toward the
state championship.
Among the packed Traz
Powell Stadium were David
Wiggins and his Arcola Lakes
Park fans that sounded the
'horn on every exciting play.
Based on the score, you know
the horn was blown by David,
DJ and Robert Dowdell.
Others that cheered them
on were Coach Albert Miles,
Darrin Finnie, Lamar Palmer,
Kenny Robinson, Kenny
Hayes, Deborah, Monique and
Tuesday Hardnett, Zarkaria
Price, Edwin Alexander,
Jr., Lisa Watson, Khalil and
Jasmine Anglin.


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Serve up holiday spirit with every
delicious sip of java. These festive
finishing ideas will give your guests
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cool to room temperature.
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A street


for adults


in Orlando


By Jonathan Vatner

International Drive in Or-
lando, Fla., a shaded boule-
vard lined with inexpensive
hotels, theme restaurants and
sundry entertainments (most
notably, SeaWorld), is already
one of many areas in the city
dedicated to keeping children
happy. But to many adults
traveling without kids cer-
tainly a sizable chunk of the
millions who attend events
at the nearby Orange County
Convention Center the
attraction of I-Drive, as it's
known, has been limited to a
handful of bewilderingly large
shopping malls.
These days, a segment of
I-Drive close to the conven-


On International Drive, the refurbished Pointe Orlando mall has a
and restaurants.


tion center is beginning to
hold more grown-up appeal,
with upscale hotels, restau-
rants and entertainment that


doesn't involve leaping orcas.
In September, the Peabody
Orlando hotel (9801 Interna-
tional Drive; 407-352-4000;


B. B. King's Blues Club, theater


peabodyorlando.com), popu-
lar with conventioneers since
1986, opened a $450 million
Please turn to ORLANDO 6C


Kanye West cries foul in latest skirmish


By Billy Johnson Jr.

In September, Kanye West
apologized to Taylor Swift via
Twitter.
"She had nothing to do with
my issues with award shows,"
West wrote. "She deserves the
apology more than anyone."
But West uttered a retraction
of sorts last week during a per-
formance at the Bowery Ball-
room in New York. He stopped
the concert for 10 minutes to
rant about the media's scru-
tiny of his career.
West said he does not regret
interrupting Swift's first Video
Music Award (VMA) win speech
to champion Beyonce instead.
"When you do things like
what happened last year, it's
disrespectful to everyone who's
creative," West said about
MTV's decision to give Swift


the honor. "It's a slap in the
face to everyone who tries to
do something real. "If I wasn't
drunk, I would have been on
stage longer."
West compared the after-
math of the VMA incident to
that of the 2005 Hurricane
Katrina telethon in which he
accused President Bush of not
caring about Black people.
West said he felt bad when
people thanked him for diss-
ing the president. "The whole
time, I'm thinking, 'That's not
exactly what I wanted to say.
I was emotional,'" he said.
But he never set the record
straight.
West said Swift handled the
VMA fallout the same way.
"Just as Taylor never came to
my defense in any interview
and rode the wave, and rode
it, rode it, that's the way I rode


KANYE WEST
the wave for the Bush com-
ment," he said.
For the record, Swift did
come to West's defense on
the song "Innocent," which
she performed on the 2010


VMAs and also appears on
her "Speak Now" album. In
the song, Swift lets West know
that he has been forgiven. She
sings, "Your string of lights is
still bright to me."
During West's tirade, he
also said he and Bush were
exploited by "Today." The NBC
program's assertion that Bush
referred to West's comment
as his lowest moment of his
presidency is not true, Kanye
argued.
West accuses "Today" of pur-
posefully taking Bush's com-
ment out of context to boost
ratings. "Because of the popu-
larity of me they exploited that
to make you watch the inter-
view," he said, "and make you
feel that he was stupider than
ever to think that a rapper's
comments could be his lowest
moment."


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WESLEY SNIPES ASKS FOR NEW TRIAL IN TAX CASE
Federal prosecutors recently asked that Wesley Snipes' bond be revoked if
a judge refuses to grant the "Blade" actor a new trial on tax-related charges.
Snipes' defense attorney asked for the new trial during a two-hour hearing
in federal court. Snipes faces three years in prison for his conviction on three
tax-related counts. He was acquitted of a handful of other counts.
Snipes, star of the 1992 film "White Men Can't Jump," has been free on bond
while appealing the conviction. He did not attend the recent hearing.

BEYONCE'S MOM AND DAD: DIVORCE CASE DISMISSED
The divorce case of superstar singer Beyonce's parents, Mathew and Tina
Knowles, was dismissed.
According to TMZ, the estranged couple was due to show up in a Harris Coun-
ty, Texas, courtroom on Nov. 15, but neither party appeared before the judge.
After 29 years of marriage, the Miss Tina and House of Dereon designer filed
for divorce last year, just a few weeks after news broke that Alexsandra Wright
had filed a paternity suit and was seeking child support from her music-mogul
husband. Mathew Knowles has since been found to be the father of Wright's
son, Nixon, and has worked out a settlement.
Considering both parties had attorneys at earlier proceedings, it looks like
the Knowles might have reconciled and decided to drop the divorce case.

CHRISTINA MILIAN GETS $4 MILLION SETTLEMENT
Christina Milian and The-Dream have finally found closure.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Milian is expected to receive a one-
time payment of $4 million and will receive $5,000 per month in child support
for their daughter, Violet. In exchange, Milian must vow to never speak about
Dream and their relationship.
The pair married in September 2009, but Dream reportedly filed for divorce
back in February, only nine days before Milian gave birth to their first and only
child together.

RAPPER DMX DENIES PROBATION VIOLATION CHARGES
Rapper DMX is denying allegations that he violated his probation by using
cocaine and OxyCotin.
A court official ordered the 39-year-old performer, whose real name is Earl
Simmons, to remain in a Phoenix jail after he denied the charges recently. The
official scheduled another hearing in December.
Court documents allege that he failed to submit to drug testing and drove
on a suspended license. He was arrested recently and was being held without
bond.
Simmons' attorney said he had been working with his client and probation
officials, and expected the arrest.
Simmons was placed on probation last year after convictions for attempted
aggravated assault for throwing a food tray at a jail guard, and theft for trying
to use a fake name to avoid paying a $7,500 hospital bill.


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MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


Haiti cholera

spreading faster

than predicted
By Patrick Worsnip
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) Haiti's deadly
cholera epidemic is spreading faster than origi-
nally estimated and is likely to result in hundreds
of thousands of cases and last up to a year, a se-
nior U.N. official recently announced.
Since the disease first appeared in mid-October
it has killed 1,344 people as of last Friday in the
poverty-stricken and earthquake-ravaged Carib-
bean nation.
But U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Haiti Ni-
gel Fisher said the real death toll might be "clos-
er to two thousand than one" because of lack of
data from remote areas and the number of cas-
j -es 60,000-70,000 instead of the official figure of
around 50,000.
Addressing a U.N. news conference by video
link from Haiti, Fisher said experts from the World
Health Organization were now revising their esti-
mate that the diarrheal disease, spread by poor
sanitation, would cause 200,000 cases within six
months.
"They are now revising that to 200,000 in clos-
.- er to a three-month period. So this epidemic is
loving faster," he said, adding that it was now
Present in all 10 of Haiti's provinces. "It's going
to spread."
"The medical specialists all say that this cholera
epidemic will continue through months and may-
be a year at least, that we will see literally hun-
dreds of thousands of cases," Fisher said.
It was "almost impossible to stop the spread of
these cases because it is so contagious, and those
who carry the cholera bacterium often take days
tq show it, and in that (time) they may move any-
..where," he added.


SFCTION C


CRISIS MODE











BiV c KS Mi' CONI ROLI THEIR O\\N DESTINY


DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


O O09


0 Commissioner Audrey
M. Edmonson will be spon-
soring a Small Business Work-
shop on Thursday, Dec. 2 from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the
Miami-Dade County Commis-
sion Chambers.

The Arts to Literacy
Program will launch the 1st
Annual Arts is Happening in
Overtown Day on Dec. 2 from
2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Over-
town Youth Center, Inc. 450
N.W. 14 Street.

The Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1964 will meet
Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at
the African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center, 6161 N.W. 22


Ave. December activities will
be discussed. For more info
contact G. Hunter at 305-632-
6506.

The Miami-Dade Cham-
ber of Commerce is host-
ing their 5th Annual Gala on
Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Hyatt
Regency Downtown Miami.
Please contact Matthew Beatty
of Sonshine Communications
at 305-948-8063. ,

M The Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1965 is hosting
their second annual Holiday
Extravaganza on Dec. 4 from
8 p.m.-12 a.m. at Hialeah's
Grand Parisian Ballroom. For
more info, contact Barbara


Graham at 305-205-7115 or
Sarah Benn at 305-620-4610.

The Caribbean Pagentry
Inc. (MMBCP) and the Com-
munity Police of Cunupia,
Trinidad present the 1st An-
nual Toy drive. Donate a new
unwrapped toy, clothes or
books for child from newborn
to 12 years old until Dec. 5
at Tropical Feast 18400 N.W.
2nd Ave. For more info call
786-356-0869, 786-290-6100
or 305-652-8648.

M Karen Peterson and
Dancers present Buoyant
Dreams on Saturday, Dec.
11 at 4 and 8 p.m. at the By-
ron Carlyle Theater on Miami
Beach. For tickets, call 305-
298-5879.

Iota Phi Lambda Soror-
ity, Inc. will sponsor the Iota


Gems and Gents Enrichment
Project; a mentoring programs
for sixth grade students. Youth
are engaged in various edu-
cational, cultural and recre-
ational activities. Please call
305-688-2383 if you are inter-
ested in having your child par-
ticipate.

Eugene and Mary
Thompson, Inc. invite you to
a presentation on "The Advan-
tages & Benefits of the 501c3"
at 10 a.m., every first Satur-
day. For more info, contact
Mary at 305-303-6759.

The Sigma Chi Chapter
of Alpha Phi Omega will hold
monthly meetings every fourth
Sunday. For more info, con-
tact Kenneth "Ferg" Ferguson
at 786-274-9226.

Rendo-Goju-Ryu Ka-


rate Academy will be offering
karate lessons at the Liberty
Square Community Center
from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. For more info,
call 305-694-2757.

The Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1967 invites all
class members to their month-
ly class meetings every third
Saturday at the African Heri-
tage Cultural Arts Center. For
more info, call 305-333-7128.

Women's group look-
ing for women of color age 40
and older who are looking for
a nice group of friendly, down
to earth women. The women
share their life experiences,
pleasures, joys, food, pas-
sions, ideas and dreams. 305-
934-5122.

Miami Northwestern Sr.


High Class of 1961 is plan-
ning for their 50th reunion.
Classmates are encouraged to
join monthly meetings, the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month,
September-May, at Little River
Park. For more info, contact
Marva at 305-685-8035.

Beta Tau Zeta Royal As-
sociation offers after-school
tutoring for students K-12 on
Monday-Friday. Children will
receive assistance with home-
work and computers. Karate
classes are also offered two
days a week. The program is
held at the Zeta Community
Center in Liberty City. 305-
836-7060.

0 Former Montanari em-
ployees are being sought out
for reunion. For more info,
contact Lolita Forbes at 786-
539-9687.


Birth of Black film a reaction


to Hollywood racism, injustice


By Sylvia Franklin

As much as things change,
much of it remains the
same. Or so the saying goes.
It applies very neatly to the
seven-part groundbreaking
documentary series, Moguls
& Movie Stars: A History of
Hollywood by writer/pro-
ducer Jon Wilkman (airing
on Turner Classic Movies).
Of particular note, are the
parallels of what's- happen-
ing in the industry today
vs. when it all started in the
early 1900s. Back then, the
country was in the midst of
tremendous social and eco-
nomic change, immigrants
were migrating to our shores
in record numbers, a new in-
dustrial age made it possible
for large quantities of aver-
age denizens to access what
was only possible for the for-


Oscar Micheaux (left) and a poster for 'The Birth of a
Nation'.
tunate few. It was a time of Today, entertainment has
change, uncertainty, and in grown exponentially. In all
some cases, outright fear. forms. It can be accessed
Sound familiar? Please turn to FILMS 8D


Upscale attractions for adults in Orlando


ORLANDO
continued from 4C

wing, adding 750 rooms. The ex-
pansion, more than a decade in
the making, gives the hotel some
resort appeal: additions include
a spa with 12 treatment rooms
and a watsu pool, a restaurant
serving California cuisine, and a
three-acre recreation area, com-
plete with a pool, a waterfall and
cabanas.
Also nearby is the 1,400-room
Hilton Orlando (6001 Destina-
tion Parkway; 407-313-4300;
thehiltonorlando.com), which
opened in late 2009. Amenities
include a spa and fitness center,
a putting green, tennis courts
and a pool complex that features
both a meandering 892-foot-long
river (can't forget the kids alto-
gether) and a separate pool with
cabanas geared toward adults
looking for a little solitude.
Most of the area's new enter-
tainment options are concen-
trated in surprise! a mall.
But the recently overhauled


Pointe Orlando (9101 Interna-
tional Drive; 407-248-2838;
pointeorlando.com), has a more
sophisticated feel than most of
its brethren, with some attrac-
tions devoted to decidedly adult
pursuits.
Travelers see live performanc-
es at B. B. King's Blues Club
(407-370-4550; orlando.bbking-
clubs.com), watch stand-up co-
medians at the 21-and-over Or-
lando Improv Comedy Club &,
Dinner Theater (407-480-5233;
theimprovorlando.com), or take
in a play for only $20 at the
Pointe Performing Arts Center
(407-374-3587; pointearts.org),
a small theater run by a produc-
tion company that set up shop in
Orlando this summer after three
years in Jersey City, N.J.
Some of the Pointe's restau-
rants offer their own entertain-
ment. Dancing on tables is en-
couraged at the Taverna Opa
(407-351-8660; opaorlando.
com), where authentic Greek
cuisine takes a backseat to a
raucous atmosphere of belly


dancers and shouting waiters
flinging stacks of cocktail nap-
kins. Arrive after 8:30 p.m. on
a Friday or Saturday for maxi-
mum spectacle.
The Funky Monkey Wine Com-
pany (407-418-9463; funkymon-
keywine.com), which opened last
year, perhaps comes closest to
achieving a truly cosmopoli-
tan vibe. The restaurant serves
creative sushi appetizers (the
stuffed avocado, brimming with
cubes of juicy raw tuna,' is a
must; $13) and Asian-inflected
American entrees, and has an
estimable wine list. On Friday
nights, a talented drag troupe
led by Danielle Hunter, a blond
transsexual, descends on the
restaurant for a scandalous mu-
sical show.
It's an experience'that seems
far afield from the typical cen-
tral Florida offerings, and yet, in
closing a recent show, a scantily
clad Ms. Hunter asked the audi-
ence, "Where else can you get
this stuff?" Winking, she purred
her answer: "Only in Orlando."


2 010 WINNERS ,8"n


The John S. and Jam'es L. Knight Foundation congratulates the winners of the Knight Arts Challenge.

These projects have the power to transform the arts in South Florida white bringing our diverse community together.


Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

ArtSouth

Bass Museum of Art

Borscht Film Festival

Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida

City of Miami Beach

DawnTown

Florida Grand Opera


Florida International University

Friends of Gusman

Funding Arts Broward

HistoryMiami

Miami Art Museum

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs

Miami Hispanic Ballet

Michael Bell


Palm Beach Poetry Festival

South Florida Composers Alliance

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

The PlayGround Theatre

The Rhythm Foundation

University of Miami

WDNA-FM 88.9 Public Radio

William Stewart

WLRN


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Business


SECTION D


ITS BURGERS SiEL L


BUT RESTAURANT STAYS ON THE MARKET


ATLANTA As real estate
deals go, the sale of Ann's
Snack Bar may be a true test of
the value of cult food in a bad
economy.
In other words, just how much
is a Ghetto Burger worth?
After 38 years of serving her
messy, hand-pressed burgers to
an endless parade of restaurant
critics, celebrities like Sean
Combs and, lately, a horde of
Twitter-driven food enthusiasts,
Ann Price decided it was time to
put down her spatula and get a
little return on her investment.
She thought about all those
years of work and her growing
national reputation and set the
price at $1.5 million in August
2009. After all, one national
food critic even said she made
the best burger in the country.
"People come here from all
over the world, people from ev-
ery race," said Price, 67, who
personally makes every burg-
er. "Everybody wants to know:
what is a Ghetto Burger?"
Of course, a bad real estate


market is a bad real estate mar-
ket, even for a restaurant so
popular that people will wait
outside for hours to snag one of
the eight stools. Now, she will
let the shop go for $450,000.
The cheeseburger that put
her on the map is constructed
from two big patties of generic
ground beef, fried with big piec-
es of onion and seasoned with
something she won't tell you
about unless you buy the place.
She lightens it up with bacon, a
little chili sauce and lettuce and
tomato. It costs $9.50 with fries,
and she has lawyers working
on trademarking the name.
Although one might argue
that many of the hundreds of
hamburgers made by chefs in
this burger-crazy nation are
better, it is hard to argue that
hers has less cachet.
Anna Monzon, 30, an At-
lanta resident who works for
a West Coast skateboard com-
pany, was the first in the door
one recent day. She ordered
five to take with her to Los


U.S. looks



deeper into



foreclosures


By Evan Perez and
Damian Paletta


WASHINGTON The Justice Department
and other federal agencies have intensi-
fied their review of the banking industry's
foreclosure documentation problems, using
their powers over bankruptcy proceedings
to scrutinize the treatment of troubled mort-
gages.
A key part of the effort is the Justice De-
partment Trustee Program, the federal
watchdog overseeing bankruptcies, which
has launched a broad review of Chapter 13
bankruptcy filings by homeowners trying to
halt foreclosure proceedings.
A U.S. official said recently that 17 federal
Trustee offices around the nation have re-
cently stepped up efforts to scrub Chapter
13 filing documents, looking for documen-
tation errors or improper practices such as


p.
I


Ann Price, 67, at her Atlanta restaurant, Ann's Snack Bar. She's been preparing


and serving hamburgers there since 1972 and hopes she


inflated fees. Under Chapter 13 bankruptcy,
a borrower seeks to halt foreclosure and
comes up with a plan to catch up with their
mortgage debt within five years.
Leading the federal response is Associ-
ate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli, the
Justice Department's No. 3 official, who
has been tapped to coordinate the efforts
of multiple federal agencies, including the


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Treasury Department and the Securities
and Exchange Commission, and also share
information with state attorneys general.
The increased federal scrutiny puts more
pressure on the banking industry, which is
already dealing with probes by 50 state at-
torneys general into allegations of the im-
proper use of "robo-signers" to foreclose on
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Americans are making, spending, saving more


can retire soon.


Angeles. Her brother, such a
food fanatic that he follows 20
food carts on Twitter, told her
not to board the plane without
them.
"I'm not a big burger per-
son," Monzon said, "but this is
the one burger I'd wait a cou-
ple hours in line for."
That does not translate into
a big real estate deal, though
- especially in a city where
14 percent of retail property is
vacant.
"The way the real estate
market is selling, there was no
way we could make that sale
in the next couple years," said
Willie J. Burks, the agent who
originally put the property up
for $1.5 million.
Still, people who know
Price and know what she has
brought to the neighborhood
believe she should not sell her-
self short.
"The brand alone and the na-
ture of the culture here makes
a million about right," said
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Senate confirms



Pres. Obama



budget chief

By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C.- President Obama has a new budget
director, four months after he asked for one.
The Senate recently confirmed Jacob Lew as director of
the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Obama tapped Lew in July, shortly after the president
pledged to cut the nation's budget deficit in half by 2013 at a
meeting of world leaders in Toronto.
His confirmation had been held up as Senate rules al-
low by Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana
who objected to Obama's policies on offshore drilling.
The confirmation comes at a critical time'. The nation's
long-term debt, widely considered to be unsustainable, is
front and center in Washington. And as a practical matter,
Lew will be in charge of drawing up the administration's
fiscal 2012 budget proposal, which is due to Congress early


By Charles Riley

NEW YORK With the holi-
day shopping season just
around the corner, both per-
sonal income and spending are
on the rise, the government said
recently.
Personal income rose 0.5 per-
cent in October, after a revised
unchanged report in Septem-
ber, according to data released
by the Commerce Department.
Spending by individuals ticked
up 0.4 percent from a revised
0.3 percent the prior month.


Income was expected to' in-
crease by 0.4 percent in the
month, according to a consen-
sus estimate of economists from
Briefing.com. The economists
expected that spending by indi-
viduals would rise 0.6 percent
in October.
"It's certainly good to see mo-
mentum pick up as we head
into shopping season," said
Tim Quinlan, an economist at
Wells Fargo. "Retail data is the
strongest in seven months."
Private sector wage and sala-
ries were also up, increasing by


$33.2 billion last month, much
higher than the $8 billion in-
crease reported in September.
But Americans aren't just
spending their increased wag-
es -- they are also saving.
Americans saved $651.1 bil-
lion in October, compared with
$645.8 billion last month.
Meanwhile, personal savings
as a percentage of disposable
income increased to 5.7 per-
cent from 5.6 percent in Sep-
tember.
It may seem incongruous'that
Americans are both spending


Paycheck Fairness Act dies in Senate


By Shernay Williams
Special to the NNPA.

The Paycheck Fairness Act, which
would have strengthened equal pay
opportunity laws for women, failed
to clear the Senate. The bill would
have amended portions of the exist-
ing Equal Pay Act of 1963, and would
have made wage discrimination based
on sex unlawful. The Senate narrowly
rejected the act by a vote of 58-41. The
bill needed 60 to move forward. Over


a year ago, the legislation passed the
House by significant margins. House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi blamed parti-
san politics. But the problem remains:
women are still earning just 77 cents
for every dollar men make.
Last year, women who worked full-
time earned median weekly wages
that was 80 percent of their male
counterparts. Opponents of the Pay-
check Fairness Act said it was too
stringent and would have prevented
employers from justifying legitimate


and saving more, but the in-
crease in wages has been so
substantial that it has allowed
both numbers to rise, Quinlan
said.
While corporate America is
flush with cash, unemployment
remains stubbornly high, and
that is contributing to the rise
in wages as companies divert
funds to existing employees.
"Employers may be reticent
to take the plunge and add an-
other person to payroll," Quin-
lan said. "One byproduct is you
see higher wages."


pay differences. The act would have
held employers to a more limited de-
fense against charges of wage dis-
crimination, and required employers
to report pay data based on sex, race,
national origin, among other mea-
sures.
According to a statement released
by the White House a day before the
vote, President Obama supported
the amendment. "The persistent gap
between men's and women's wages
demonstrates the need for legisla-
tive change. This bill would address
this gap .by enhancing enforcement of
equal pay laws.


BARACK OBAMA


JACOB LEW


next year.
Lew told lawmakers in September that his "first task" will
be to push for polices that spur the economic recovery.
"At the same time," Lew said, "we must put our nation
back on a sustainable fiscal course in the medium term
while making investments critical to long-term economic
growth."
Sen. Kent Conrad, a Democrat who heads the Senate
Budget Committee, noted that Lew has only a short time to
finish the president's 2012 budget while also dealing with
the president's debt commission, which is set to make rec-
ommendations on Dec. 1.
"The challenges confronting Jack are immense," Conrad
said. "We face trillion dollar short-term deficits, an economy
still struggling to get back on its feet, and a dire long-term
budget outlook."
Lew succeeds Peter Orszag, who headed President
Obama's budget team until his departure in July.
Lew held the same position in the administration of
President Clinton from 1998 to 2001. Most recently, he was
deputy secretary of state for management and resources in
the Obama administration.
Obama recently cited wide bipartisan support for the
nominee.
"[Lew] brings unparalleled experience and wisdom to this
important job at a critical time in our nation's history," the
president said.
"After years of irresponsibility in Washington, we need to
make the tough choices to put our country back on a sus-
tainable fiscal path and lay the foundation for long-term job
creation and economic growth. We need to cut waste where
we find it and create a government that is efficient, effective,
and responsive to the American people."


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8D THE MIAMI TIMES, DECEMBER 1-7, 2010


Atlanta restaurant open since 1972 still on the market


MARKET
continued from 7D

James McCauly,
25, who drove in with
his uncle from a sub-
urb north of Atlanta
when they heard the
place was going to be
sold. "Anybody who
is anybody in Atlan-,
ta knows about this
place."
Now, why did she
call it a Ghetto Burg-
er? A customer first


suggested it, as a
kind of joke. But a
fast food restaurant
had just opened down
the block, and the
neighborhood was re-
ally in the economic
dumps.
So Price doubled
down on ingredients,
creating a beefier pat-
ty and adding some
extra toppings. She
sold it for $4. For
a little variety, she
swapped coleslaw for


lettuce and tomato
and called that one
the Hood Burger.
"I had to do some-
thing to get people's
attention," she said.
Much has changed
in the Kirkwood
neighborhood in east
Atlanta since Price -
known as "Miss Ann"
to fans bought the
tiny shop in 1972.
Upscale houses and
a golf course opened
up the street. And


clients now include
people like Atlanta
politicians and the
actor Robert Duvall.
"This isn't really
the ghetto anymore,"
said John Byrd, 70,
a retired repairman
who has been getting
to-go burgers there
for years.
The shop remained
a local secret until
1998, when The At-
lanta Constitution
featured her in an ar-


Photo exhibit dedicated to Haitian community


HAITIANS
continued from 5C

in America while also
being concerned about
violence, political un-
rest and poverty in
their native land.
Now Weber's work,
a collection of 75 pho-
tographs, can be seen
at the Museum of Con-
temporary Art (MOCA)
in his exhibition en-
titled "Bruce Weber:
Haiti/Little Haiti." His
work is part of the
Knight Exhibition Se-
ries that runs through
Feb. 13th.
Bonnie Clearwater,
MOCA executive direc-
tor and chief curator
says that what is most
impressive about the
photographer's work


is that one easily gets
a sense of actually
knowing the people
in the pictures to the
point that "we conse-
quently become con-
cerned with their fate."
These images con-
vey what he sees and
admires in the Haitian
children and adults he
photographs their
strength, pride, resil-
ience, elegance and
beauty," Clearwater
said.
Most of the project
is done in black-and-
white but Weber uses
color film when photo-
graphing Haitian Flag
Day celebrations. Over
the years, he has accu-
mulated a large port-
folio of photographs of
Haitian celebrations,


church congregations,
stores and street cor-
ners in Miami's Little
Haiti community, as
well as portraits of
families and individu-
als.
Weber, 64, is recog-
nized as having revo-
lutionized fashion
photography and first
gained international
acclaim after his ad-
vertising campaigns for
Calvin Klein and Ralph
Lauren. According to
Clearwater, the same
formal elements that
make his fashion and
celebrity photographs
so forceful contribute
to the impact of his
Haitian photographs.
In addition to the
photographs, the exhi-
bition also features an


essay Clearwater, poet-
ry by Edwidge Danticat
and writing by Alberto
Ibarguen and Weber.
There will be a se-
ries of events held at
the MOCA that began
with Tuesday's open-
ing reception for the
exhibition and contin-
ue through February
2011 that will include
a community conver-
sation about Haiti af-
ter the earthquake, a
FotoKonbit ["konbit" is
a Creole word defined
as the coming togeth-
er of similar talents to
find a common goal]
panel discussion and
several feature films
and documentaries.
For more information
go to www.mocanomi.
org.


'Race movies' created to inspire people of color


FILMS
continued from 6C

on every conceivable
device. Technology
has democratized the
process, giving more
people the opportunity
to participate. Just as
it did back in the early
1900s. That's how the
entertainment indus-
try began. Movies were
a new phenomena en-
tirely and had compel-
ling power.
As the pervasive
power of movies trav-
eled around the globe,
its influence was un-
derstood by some of
the very immigrants
who came to America
to start a new life. The
pioneers. Carl Laem-
mle, Louie B. Mayer,
Sam Goldwyn, Wil-
liam Fox, Jesse Lasky,
Cecil B. DeMille, The
Warner Bros., Mack
Sennett, etc., all
understood what this
new medium could
do. It gave them --
these scrappers from
different parts of the
world, the chance to


shape the way people
thought, allowing for
an idealized version of
America. Their Ameri-
ca. They were empow-
ered to explore and
exploit this new plat-
form.

BLACKS EXPLOITED
AND RACISM
CELEBRATED
And exploit it they
did.
The proliferation of
peep shows encapsu-
lated the first 20 years
of this nascent indus-
try, as did innovation.
D.W. Griffith's Birth
of a Nation while con-
sidered a racist, pro-
pagandist portrayal of
Blacks, nevertheless
set the technical bar
for a mass audience
and established paying
a premium to watch a
two-hour narrative
feature film as the
standard for storytell-
ing. In the documenta-
ry, film historian Don-
ald Bogle calls the film
a "racist masterpiece."
The film was a com-
mercial success and


possibly lead to the
creation of "Holly-
wood."
Birth of a Nation
also sparked outrage,
and ideas, in the com-
munity it so derided.
The imagery, those
stereotypes of Blacks
and Black men spe-
cifically, were accept-
able, and accepted at
the time. Not so for
Black director Oscar
Micheaux, the son
of a freed slave. He
was a novelist, farmer
and incentivized. He
turned to filmmaking.
Partly produced in re-
sponse to Griffith's de-
cidedly biased vision,
Micheaux made With-
in Our Gates in 1920.
This film dealt with
the issues of racial pu-
rity and the horrors of
lynching.
Says Wilkman, "Mi-
cheaux was an en-
trepreneur who saw
a need. He wanted
to make movies for
Blacks. He was in-
spired to tell stories for
a niche audience, just
like Tyler Perry. As it


was for mainstream
movies of the time,
these films were the
framework for a vision
of a country changing
and evolving."
A self-made man of
his time, Micheaux --
through deed and his
movies, encouraged
other people of color to
lift themselves up.
The films Micheaux
made were called "race
movies" and he made
42 during his time. He
re-imagined America
onscreen, exposing the
injustice and unfin-
ished business of the
American Dream.
The series debuted
in November and will
continue on Turner
Classic Movies.

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ticle. The next morn-
ing, she said, she
had about 15 pounds
of ground beef from
the grocery down the
street and a line wait-
ing for her to open.
Price was so panicked
by the crowd that she
almost did not open.
A friend had to track
down more ground
beef, but even that was
not enough. She was
off to the races.
With success has
come confidence. A
little too much, maybe.
Posted rules include
no cursing. A patron
may come in to eat
only when one of the
eight stools opens up.
Couples who show up
when only one stool is
left are forced to split
up and eat one at a
time. And the smart


customer knows not
to ask questions when
the little grill is filled
with meat.
Price, the fourth
child of a Georgia farm
family, has never mar-
ried. She cooks eight
hours a day, six days
a week. She has a list
of health problems, al-
though she hauls bags
of ice and 50 pounds of
burger into her shop
every day.
She wants to re-
tire so she can take
a nap. She wants to
remodel her house
and garden and sit
on one of the white
rockers on her front
porch.
"I just hope some-
body gives me a good
price," she said, "so
I can get up out of
here."


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For Randy Shannon the game is finally over
The witch hunt is Head Coach Randy South Florida. In the
over and vultures cir- Shannon finally and parking lot at Sun Life
cling over the Univer- their wish last Satur- Stadium prior to the
sity of Miami's football day in the aftermath of game, fed up Canes
program to dismiss a dismal 23-20 loss to fans were pleased


HI v( s Ml 1 1


with their heads down
and their eyes filled
with tears and frus-
tration.
Once again The U
with all that promise
at the beginning of the
season was toppled by
a lesser opponent. Mi-
ami officials had a de-
cision to make and so,
they fired Shannon.
It's an unfortunate
situation because
Shannon has seem-
ingly done everything


right here but win. He
inherited a bare cup-
board, he recruited
well, his players were
well-behaved. Gone
were the convicts
and thugs who were
replaced with fine
young gentlemen who
excelled everywhere
except on the field.
This should have
been in the very least
an ACC champion-
ship season not a
team with a mediocre


7-5 record. It's time
to give someone else
a chance. Still one
cannot be angry with
Shannon who did the
best he could it just
wasn't good enough.
It hurts more because
he is a native Miami
son, a proud mem-
ber of the .great era
of Canes football and
a real role model. We
hate to see any Black
college football head
coach lose his job,


much less one who
was an integral part
of the program's suc-
cess when they were a
member of the team.
Hopefully Shannon
will get another shot
for another team. In
the meantime, Canes
fans owe coach Shan-
non at least a thank
you he has started
the process of bring-
ing the swag back to
the U. Now it's time to
pass the torch.


Central removes all doubts LeBron shoulder bumps Spoelstra


Northwestern loses 42-27 in Region 4-6A semifinal


By D. Kevin McNeir, Editor
kmnceir@miamitimiesoniline.comi

The scoreboard at the end
of the fourth quarter re-
moved all doubts concern-
ing the effectiveness of the
Miami Central Rockets (11-
1) and their ability to get
the job done. Ranked No. 1


victorious in its third game in
a row against the Northwest-
ern Bulls (9-3), disappoint-
ing their opponent's team
members and fans alike.
What's more, it was the sec-
ond time in two seasons that
the Rockets have eliminated
the Bulls from the playoffs.
Next up for Head Coach


-Miami Times photo: Donnalyn Anthony
A picture is worth a thousand words: Northwestern football
teammates Alex Doyle (D and Jerrill Jenkins (R realize that
their season and hopes of advancing to the state finals are over,
as the closing minutes of Friday's loss to Central draws near.


in the state in Class 6A and
with many 'haters' saying
that they could not beat beat
their rivals a second time in
one season, Central emerged


Telly Lockett and his players
is a hungry, talented team
from South Dade in the re-
gional final. The game starts
at 7:30 p.m. at Traz Powell


Stadium this Friday win-
ner takes all and the loser
goes home.
The normal team leaders
were once again the stars
of the show, with running
back Devonte Freeman scor-
ing four touchdowns, includ-
ing a 20-yard reception from
quarterback Rakeem Cato.
Freeman's touchdown recep-
tion deflated the sails of the
Bulls who had previously cut
the lead to a 35-27 deficit
with just under three min-
utes to play.
At times the Central of-
fense seemed almost un-
stoppable, scoring at will
and perplexing the defense
squad of Northwestern. But
the Bulls did not go away
easily. QB Teddy Bridgewa-
ter, in his final high school
game, carried his team on
his shoulders, completing 32
of 46 passes for 436 yards,
running for touchdowns and
passing for two more.
Central now hopes to fi-
nally capture the elusive title
of state champion. Some may
recall that they lost in the
state semifinals last year to
Miramar.
Lockette says the key to
victory is staying focused.
Let's see if his team finally
has what it takes to carry the
ball all the way to victory.


DALLAS -- By now, you've
see the bump. Two men. Two
huge egos in the moment. Nei-
ther one willing to back down.
Both intent on standing their
ground and remaining on
stride to drive home a mes-
sage.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoel-
stra, livid after yet another de-
fensive breakdown, stormed
off the bench after a timeout
in the third quarter, lowered
his head and walked toward
the paint. LeBron James,
equally frustrated and just as
oblivious to his surroundings,
walked off the court and to-
ward the bench.
Perhaps Spoelstra, desper-
ately trying to light a spark
under this sputtering collec-
tion of star talent, didn't see
,James coming. And it's pos-
sible James, the prized offsea-
son addition at the head of this


JAMES SPOELSTRA

underperforming Heat bunch,
didn't see Spoelstra headed
right into his path. The truth
is both men could have avoided
what happened next.
Boom.
Emotional coach and frus-
trated star player rammed
into one another with so much
force that Spoelstra's suit jack-
et nearly came off his shoulder.
Spoelstra never blinked. LeB-
ron never budged. Had Spoel-
stra bumped a referee that


way, he would have been fined
or suspended by the league.
If James had run into an-
other player like that, there's
a chance he could have been
ejected. Instantly, video foot-
age of the bump was uploaded
to YouTube. Immediately after
that, fans surfed the Internet to
find a similar run-in between
James and former Cleveland
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown
during an animated timeout
three years ago in New York.
The incident would have been
easy to dismiss during the
Heat's 106-95 loss to the Dal-
las Mavericks on Saturday at
the American Airlines Center
had the circumstances been
different. But they weren't.
Things were falling apart at
the start of the second half for
the Heat, who dropped to 9-8
on the season after losing for
the third time in four games.


Gov. controls rising foreclosure crisis


FORECLOSURES
continued from 7D

homes. The industry is also bracing
for the results of a separate probe
by the Federal Housing Administra-
tion, which is scrutinizing the way
banks process mortgage payments.
The reviews could lead to the
government requiring banks to


overhaul the way they modify mort-
gages and handle foreclosures, ac-
cording to government officials
involved in the discussions. Un-
der agreements with the states,
banks could also have to estab-
lish settlement funds to compen-
sate homeowners who have been
hurt by foreclosure errors, these
people said.


No decisions have been made
and the reviews are still in their
early stages, the officials familiar
with the matter said.
The new effort comes after
criticism from homeowner-rights
groups and others who have said
the federal government wasn't do-
ing enough to address the docu-
ment problems.


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COM E
By Jessica Mintz
Associated Press

SEATTLE Apple Inc.
released new software recently
that lets owners of the iPhone,
iPod Touch and iPad to print
wirelessly over Wi-Fi networks.
Apple first described some of
the new features in iOS 4.2, the
operating software for the Apple
gadgets, at a media event in
September.
The iPhone, iPod Touch


STO 0
and iPad don't have ports for
hooking up with printers, which
makes the AirPrint feature one
of the biggest advances for all of
Apple's gadgets. With the new
software, the gadgets can find
printers on home networks,
then send text, photos or
graphics directly to the printer
over Wi-Fi. To start, iPads,
iPhones or iPods with AirPrint
will only work directly with
certain Hewlett-Packard Co.
printers.


PAD


The software update also
includes AirPlay, which lets
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
users send video, music and
' photos directly from the gadgets
to the TV screen through the
company's Apple TV set-top
box. Someone who is watching
a movie on the go on an iPad
could walk into the living room
and switch to the TV with a few
taps. Apple also said special
AirPlay-enabled speakers for
streaming music will be on sale


FOLDERS ON IPAD
Now your iPad has more room for more apps. Move
apps into folders with drag-and-drop simplicity to
declutter your Home screens and keep your apps
organized for fast access to your favorites.



FIND MY PHONE, IPAD, OR IPOD TOUCH
Find My iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch the MobileMe feature
that helps you locate your missing device and protect its data
is now free on any iPhone 4, iPad, or fourth-generation iPod
touch running iOS 4.2. Once you set it up, you can find your lost
device on a map, display a message on its screen, remotely set a
passcode lock, and initiate a remote wipe to delete your data.


in coming months.
Apple said it is also making
its Find My iPhone app
available without charge for
owners of the iPhone 4, the
iPad and the latest iPod Touch
model. The app helps people
find their .missing device on a
map; people can also remotely
lock or delete data from a lost
device.
The update brings many
features already available for
iPhones and the iPod Touch
to the iPad, including a form


of multitasking, or the ability
to keep some programs
running in the background
while doing other things. For
example, users will be able to
start up the Pandora music
program and keep listening
while switching to another
application. The update also
makes switching between
programs faster.
With the new software, iPad
users can also consolidate
multiple e-mail accounts
into one inbox, play games


against other Apple gadget
owners and rent TV episodes
from the iTunes app.
This is the iPad's first
holiday season on the market,
and Apple is positioning the
software update as another
reason to buy.
"IOS 4.2 makes the iPad
a completely new product,
just in time for the holiday
season," said CEO Steve Jobs.
People can download the
new software by syncing their
devices with iTunes.


AIRPRINT makes it simple to print email, photos, web
pages, and documents right from your iPhone, iPad, or
iPod touch. A few taps is all it takes to go from viewing it
onscreen to holding a printed copy. There's no software to
download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect.


Verizon 150Mbps FiOS sets


bar for business broadband


Netflix ramps up


streaming video


capabilities


Associated Press

LOS GATOS, Calif. Netflix
introduced a new plan recently
that, for the first time, relies
solely on video streamed over the
Internet rather than the DVDs
that it has mailed to customers
since the company was founded
more than a decade ago.
The shift demonstrates
how quickly consumers have
transitioned from physical media
players to digital entertainment
that can be browsed, watched
again, or discarded without ever
having handled a disk.
The company has already said
that its members are watching
more content streamed over the
Internet than on DVDs. To keep
customers happy, the company


said it will spend more to license
streaming content this quarter
than it will on buying DVDs.
"We are now primarily a
streaming video company,"
co-founder and CEO Reed
Hastings.
And Netflix said it will also
raise prices on plans that
include physical DVDs.
That sent shares of Netflix up
9 percent to an all-time high.
Under a plan that allows for
one DVD rental at a time, along
with unlimited movies and
TV shows streamed over the
Internet, will cost will be $9.99
per month, a $1 increase.
Current members will see the
change in their monthly bill in
January, while new members
will see the price immediately.


The streaming-only plan will
cost $7.99 a month. Netflix
already has a streaming service
in Canada for a monthly fee of
7.99 Canadian dollars ($7.86).
Netflix ended October with
16.9 million members in the
U.S. and Canada and predicted
it would gain another 2.1 million
to 2.9 million customers by
year's end. That means Netflix
could enter 2011 with more
than 19 million subscribers,
doubling the service's size in
two years.


By Tony Bradley

Verizon is tripling the top speed of its FiOS
broadband to 150Mbps. The move makes
Verizon FiOS the fastest broadband service
available, and opens up new possibilities for
small and medium businesses that rely on
consumer-grade broadband connections.
"By offering the fastest
mass-market Internet
service in the nation, we're
supporting the immediate
and future speed needs
of bandwidth-hungry
consumers," said Eric
Bruno, Verizon vice
president of product
management. "The
new 150/35 Mbps FiOS Internet offer
establishes a new benchmark for high-
speed Internet in America, and paves the
way for a flurry of emerging bandwidth-
intensive applications to reach mainstream
status."
Verizon's blazing fast FiOS service is
more almost eight times faster than the
20Mbps standard being pushed as a
goal by the FCC. On the other hand, it is
only 15 percent of the gigabit speed that
Google is pilot testing in select markets.
It seems to sit comfortably in the middle-
-demonstrating that the FCC goal may be
a little underwhelming, while still showing
that there is a great deal of potential left to


deliver what Google has envisioned.
While consumers might enjoy the
150Mbps FiOS service, it is priced out of
many consumer budgets at nearly $200
a month (when purchased on a one-year
contract bundled with Verizon wireline
voice service). However, the budget may
be more tenable for small and medium
businesses that can take advantage of the
super fast broadband
speed.
Verizon's Bruno agrees,
"Our new 150/35 Mbps
offer will also support
burgeoning bandwidth-
intensive applications
such as Internet video to
TV and PC, 3D TV and
movie downloads, high-definition and real-
time video conferencing, and online data
backup."
Unfortunately for those small and medium
business customers, they are going to have
to wait a little while. According to Verizon,
the new FiOS service is being rolled out
consumers now, but will not be available
for small business customers until later
this year.
To give the higher speed some perspective,
a two hour HD movie weighing in at 5Gb
can be downloaded in under five minutes.
Downloading 20 high-resolution photos
of 100Mb each would take less than six
seconds.


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MIAMI, FLORIDA, DECEMBER 1-7, 'zU100


101A CIVIC AREA
Two bedrooms starting
at $760 a month.
Move in $1260
MOVE IN READY
Free water, central air,
appliances, laundry.
Quiet Area
NO CREDIT CHECK
Must Have Job
We Can Verify
Call 786-506-3067
1545 N.W. 8th Avenue

1030 NW 106 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
nice quiet home. Good area.
305-710-0615
1212 NW 1 Avenue
$475 MOVE IN. One
bedroom, one bath $475
monthly. Stove, refrigerator,
air. 305-642-7080
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile. $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
$500 MOVE INI One
bedroom, one bath, $500,
stove, refrigerator, air.
305-642-7080,
786-236-1144

1231 NW 58 Terrace
MOVE IN SPECIAL
One bdrm, one bath. $450
monthly $700 move in
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel
786-355-7578

1246 NW 58 TERRACE
MOVE IN SPECIAL
Studio, $425 per month. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel
786-355-7578
1250 NW 60 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$525. Free Water.
305-642-7080

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.
305-642-7080

1281 N.W. 61 Street
Renovated,, one bedroom,
$525, two bedrooms, $625.
305-747-4552
1317 NW 2 AVENUE
$425 Move in. One
bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty #1
786-290-1438

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $450.
305-642-7080

140 NW 13 Street
$500 MOVE IN. Two
bdrms, one bath $500.
786-236-1144
305-642-7080

14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrm. one bath $525
Free Water 786-267-1646

14460 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $495
Two bdrm., one bath, $595
Stove, refrigerator, air
Free Water 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.
305-642-7080

1525 NW 1 Place
MOVE IN SPECIAL
One bdrm, one bath, $395
monthly. $600 move in.
Three bdrm, two bath, $650
monthly, $1000 to move
in. Newly renovated. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel
786-355-7578

1540 NW 1 Court
MOVE IN SPECIALII
Studio, $395 per month,
$600 move in. All
appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1718 NW 2 Court
$425 MOVE IN, One
bdrm, one bath, $425.
305-642-7080

180 NW 17 Street
Overtown, one bedroom, one
bath. Quiet. $500 monthly.
786-282-6322
1801 NW 2 Avenue
MOVE IN SPECIAL!
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$595 monthly. $900 to move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

186 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $475.
Appliances 305-642-7080


YOURAD
COULD BE
HERE
305-694-6225


1872 NW 24 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$595 monthly. Free water
305-642-7080

190 NW 51 Street
One bedroom. $595 to
move in. 786-389-1686
1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

200 NW 13 Street
One bedroom, one bath
$425. 305-642-7080.

210 NW 17 Street,
One bedroom, one bath.
$475. Call 305-642-7080

2186 NW 38 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $695.
Appliances, free water.
305-642-7080

2416 NW 22 Court
One bedroom one
bath $650
Appliances, free water.
305-642-7080

2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 954-430-0849
2804 NW 1 Avenue
MOVE IN SPECIAL!
One bdrm, one bath, $495
monthly, $750 move in.
Two bdrms, one bath, $595
monthly, $900 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV
Call Joel 786-355-7578

411 NW 37 Street
MOVE IN SPECIAL!
Studio, $395 per month.
All appliances included.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

472 NW 10 Street
One bedroom one
bath. $495. Stove,
refrigerator, air.
305-642-7080

5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two and three bdrms.
Free gift for
Section 8 tenants.
.No deposit. $300 Moves
you in. Jenny 786-663-8862
55 NE 59 Street
Move In Special. Cozy, clean
one bedroom, one bath, air.
$475 monthly. 305-757-8596
60 and 61 STREET
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 305-466-6988
60 NW 76 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
$550, stove, refrigerator, air,
free water. 305-642-7080

731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $550
monthly. Call 786-333-2448,

750 NW 56 Street
MOVE IN SPECIAL!
One bdrm, one bath. $495
monthly. $750 move in.
Two bdrm, one bath. $650
monthly. $975 move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD T.V. Call
Joel 786-355-7578
Arena Garden
Move in with first month rent
FREE BASIC CABLE
Remodeled efficiency,
one, two, three bdrms, air,
appliances, laundry, gate.
From $400. 100 N.W. 11 St.
305-374-4412.
CAPITAL RENTAL
AGENCY
305-642-7080
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same
day approval. For more
I information/specials.
capitalrentalagency.com

HAMPTON HOUSE
APARTMENTS
Easy qualify. Move in
special.One bedroom, one
bath, $495, two bedrooms,
one bath, $595. Free water!
Leonard 786-236-1144

MOVE IN SPECIAL
Corner of NW 103 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms.
$700 monthly. $1000 to
move in. Gated, security,
tiled floors, central
air. 786-402-0672
MOVE IN SPECIAL
Liberty City Area
One, Two Bedrooms
Call 305-600-7280
786-360-4439
MOVE IN SPECIAL!
Overtown Area
One, Two, Three Bedrooms
305-600-7280/786-360-4439
N. DADE Section 8 OKI
One and two bdrms. Move in
special! 786-488-5225


OPA LOCKA AREA
Move In Special!
Spacious three bedrooms,
one bath, tile, central air,
laundry room, $850

Spacious two bedrooms,
one bath, tile, $695

One bedroom, one bath,
$500 786-439-7753
786-236-0214

OPA-LOCKA AREA
Newly remodeled one and
two bedroom apartments.
Air, internet, alarm system.
Section 8 welcome! $700
Call 786-329-9319
SANFORD APTS
1907 NW 2 Court
Nice efficiency apartment,
air, window shades,
appliances, free gas.
$360 monthly, plus
$200 deposit. Call
305-665-4938 / 305-498-
8811


50 NW 166 Street
North Miami Beach
New four bedrooms, two
baths. Rent $1500. Section 8
OK. 305-528-9964



1023 NW 47 Street
Efficiency, one bath.
$575 Appliances, free
electric, water.
305-642-7080
1079 NW 100 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, fenced, $900 mthly,
first, last, security. Call
305-986-8395.
1082 NW 55 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $650.
Appliances. Free water.
305-642-7080

1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.
305-642-7080

1274 NW 44 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$1200 move in. Call
305-758-7022
1293 NW 57 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 786-277-4395
13315 ALEXANDRIA DRIVE
Two bedrooms, one bath
$775 monthly plus first and
last. Section 8 WELCOMEI
786-356-8693, 786-252-4953
1542 NW 35 Street
Newly renovated two bdrms,
air and some utilities,
duplexes, townhouses, $850
monthly. 786-488-0599
19203 NW 34 Court
Three bedrooms, one and
half baths. 305-620-1228
2273 NW 65 Street Rear
One bdrm. $599 monthly
305-525-0619
2452 NW 44 Street
Two bedrooms, air. $695
monthly. 786-877-5358

255 NE 58 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.
$550. 305-642-7080
2552 NW 68 Street
Large two bdrm, $900 mthly.
Ask for Mr. Johnson.
786-380-6278
2644 E SUPERIOR ST
Four bdrms, two baths.
Section 8 OKI 954-435-
7171, 945-614-0434
3892 NW 159 Street
Two bedrooms, appliances.
$925 monthly. First, last and
security. Call 305-610-7504
4625 NW 15 Court
Two bedroom, one bath,
large. $795. 786-306-4839
4711 NW 15 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $625.
Free water. 305-642-7080
5603 NW 15Aveune
Two bedrooms, $775
305-992-7503
6250 NW 1 Avenue
Two bedroom, one
bath $850. Appliances.
Free water/electric.
305-642-7080
647 NW 65 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1500 monthly, $1000 special
deposit. Section 8 OK.
305-757-3709
7735 NW 6 Avenue
Two bdrms, two baths
Section 8 OKI 786-277-4395
7820 NE 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath.
$775. Appliances,
free water.
305-642-7080

8451 NW 19 Avenue
One bedroom, water, air,
tile, bars, fenced, $700.
Terry Dellerson, Realtor
305-891-6776
Section 8 Welcome
920 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath,
$875 monthly. 305-219-2571
96 Street NW 5 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
$900 monthly. 954-430-0849


Section 8 OK. Three
bedrooms, one bath, central
air, tile floors. A beauty. Call
Joe 954-849-6793


9626 NW 8 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1350 monthly. This week
special $1000 deposit.
Section 8 OK 305-757-3709
SOUTH WEST SECTION
Section 8 OK. Three bdrms,
two full baths, air, washer/
dryer, huge yard, two car
parking. $500 deposit. $1350
monthly. Call 305-301-4416
SPACIOUS DUPLEXES
One bdrm, one bath and
three bdrms, two bath.
Conveniently located,
new renovation. Section 8
' welcome!
305-975-1987


100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
305-751-6232
1756 NW 85 Street
$475 moves you in.
Call 786-389-1686
3143 NW 53 Street
Starting at $450 monthly.
First, last and security.
305-751-6232
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Furnished efficiency. First,
last and security. 786-287-
0864
786-306-4519
MIAMI SHORES AREA
New floor, fridge. Utilities plus
cable. $525 monthly. $1050
move in. 305-751-7536
NW 91 Street and
22 Avenue
Furnished with air and light.
305-693-9486


13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
143 Street and 7 Avenue
Private entrance many
extras. $110 weekly. 305-
687-6930 and 786-306-0308
15810 NW 38 Place
$85 weekly. Free utilities,
bath, kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1722 NW 77 Street
$110 weekly,new carpet, air
305-254-6610
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
.- heatvTwo locations.
Call 954-678-8996
1780 NW 60 Street
Free cable. Use of entire
house. $110 a week. $220
Move in. 305-801-5690
1823 NW 68 Terrace
One week free rent Clean
rooms, includes air, cable,
water, electricity and use of
kitchen. $115 weekly. $230
move in. 786-286-7455 or
702-448-0148
19541 NW 37 Court
Huge room inside three
bedroom, two bath house.
$625 monthly. First and last.
305-621-0576
2168 NW 98 Street
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
2367 NW 61 Street Rear
Last room available
305-693-1017, 305-298-0388
2810 NW 212 Terrace
Nice rooms. $125 weekly.
Call 786-295-2580
7749 NW 15 AVE
Kitchen privileges. Utilities,
air and cable Included. $480
monthly. 305-218-4746
MIAMI AREA
$600 monthly. Water
and electrical included
954-605-1360
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Room in nice home for
rent. 305-527-6010
NORTH MIAMI
Nicely furnished room
with private entrance.
786-312-5781


1120 NE 123 Street
Two bedroom, one bath
$1050 monthly. First, last and
security Call 305-769-3740.
11375 NW 10 Avenue
Four bdrm, three bath, $1499
monthly 305-525-0619
12620 NW 17 Avenue
Cozy three bdrms, one bath,
bars, fenced, air, remodeled.
$1500 monthly First and
last. 305-621-0576. Call for
appointment. Section 8 OK
1468 NW 43 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 OK. 786-237-1292
1712 NW 66 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$1000 monthly. Section 8
Welcome. 954-914-9166
1723 NW 68 Terrace
Miami. Two bedrooms,,
one bath, $750 monthly.
Call 305-267-9449
1776 NW 46 Street
Two bdrm, large Florida
room, porch. 305-751-3498
1851 NW 67 Street
Four bedroom, two bath,
$1075. 305-642-7080
18715 NW 45 Avenue


281 NE 57 Street
Two bedroom, one bath,
gated, central air, Section
8 OK. 305-879-8735
288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two
baths, $875 per month. All
Appliances included. Free
19" LCD TV. Call Joel:
786-355-7578

2950 NW 49 Street
Three bedrooms, Section
8 OK. 305-693-1017
305-298-0388
3060 NW 95 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
carpet, tile, central A/C, and
appliances. $1400 monthly
negotiable. Section 8
welcomed! 305-525-1271
Leave a message or text.
3833 NW 209 Street
Three bedrooms, one
bath, $1095, Appliances.
305-642-7080

5700 NW 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one
bath. Ready to move in.
786-333-2448
5825 NW 13 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome. $1500
monthly. 305-321-6965
6722 NW 6 Aveune
Three bedroom, $900
305-992-7503
7 NE 59 Terrace
Three bedrooms, one
bath. $995. Appliances,
free water.
305-642-7080

7709 NW 21 Avenue
305-331-5399
910 W Superior Street
Three bedroom, two bath,
air, tile, $1200, bars, fence.
Terry Dellerson Realtor
305-891-6776. NO Section 8
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Lovely four bedroom, two
bath, with den. 3770 NW
213 Terrace. Fenced yard,
tile floor, central air, close
to shopping, 'churches, at
Broward/Dade border.
Call 954-243-6606
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Spacious. Four bedrooms,
two baths, living room
furniture, plasma TV included.
Section 8 Welcome.
305-490-8844
MIAMI GARDENS AREA
Two bedroom, completely
remodeled. Section 8
welcome.
954-605-1360
OPA LOCKA AREA
3220 NW 135 Street
Four bedrooms,
one bath, central air,
remodeled, $1250
monthly. 786-853-8313

OPA-LOCKA AREA
Three bdrms, one bath,
den, air, tile, fenced yard.
$1250 mthly. 305-691-8556
Appointment Only
SOUTHWEST SECTION
Section 8 OK. Three bdrms,
one bath, fenced back yard,
air, car port. $500 deposit.
$1200 monthly. Call
305-301-4416
STOPIII
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916




321 NW1 83 Street
Four bedroom, two bath,
central air. $1400 mthly, first,
last, and security to move in.
Call 305-986-8395







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INVESTOR'S DELIGHT
Two bedrooms, one bath
rented at $1000 monthly. 84
Street NW 20 Avenue. Price
$57,000. Call 954-663-5263
MIAMI GARDENS
Three bedroom, completely
remodeled. For sale with
$2900 down and $543
monthly FHA. Call for list of
others. NDI Realtor
305-655-1700




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Plumbing and Carpentry.
305-401-9165, 786-423-7233
TONY ROOFING
35 YEARS EXPERIENCE!


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repairs. Call 305-491-4515


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NEW LUSTER CARPET
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Furniture Cleaning and
Flood Service
305-999-3856/786-663-5302
12/29/10



DARYL'S BANQUET HALL
All occasions, weddings,
parties, etc. 1290 Ali Baba
(west of 27th Ave.) Limo
Rental 305-796-9558
12/15/10


MOVIE EXTRAS!!!
To stand in the background
for a major film! Earn up to
$200/day. Exp. not req.
877-552-0267


ROUTE DRIVERS
We are seeking drivers to
deliver newspaper to retail
outlets in South Dade,
Broward and Miami Dade.
Wednesday Only

You must be available
between the hours of 6
a.m. and 1 p.m. Must have
reliable, insured vehicle and
current Driver License.
Apply in person at:
The Miami Times
900 N.W. 54th Street

WEEKEND BABYSITTER
Wanted in Miami Gardens
Area 305-829-2818




GIGANTIC YARD SALE
The United House of Prayer
8550 NW 27 Avenue
8 a.m. 3 p.m., Saturday,
December 4
Used furniture, small
appliances, computer
accessories, clothes,
ornaments, exercise
equipment, handbags, shoes,
new sheet sets. Prizes to
first 25 before 9 a.m.


Exceptional Holiday Gifts
This Christmas get the
gifts you want! Make small
payments. Apply today
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BE A SECURITY OFFICER
24 hours $60. 40 hours.
Renew. G and Concealed.
Traffic School $35. Open
seven days. 786-333-2084



GENE AND SONS, INC.
SCustom-made cabinets for
kitchens and bathrooms at
affordable prices. 14130
N.W. 22nd Avenue.
Call 305-685-3565.
Super Clean Carpet
Cleaning Service
Entire house $75, includes
free sofa cleaning. No
appointment necessary. Call
Mr. Charles 786-273-2248
The King of Handymen
Special: Carpet cleaning,
plumbing, doors, laying tiles
lawn service. 305-801-5690


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the Southeast is looking for a full-time news report-
er, Experience is a must as is the ability to hit the
ground running. As a weekly newspaper, our focus
is local news. Candidate should therefore be familiar
with the political, educational and business issues
that constitute South Florida in particular and the
State in general.

We are a family-owned, award-winning publication
with a small but dedicated staff. Hours can be long
but the rewards are many.

If interested, contact the senior editor, D. Kevin Mc-
Neir (kmcneir@miamitimesonline.com, and include
a letter of inquiry, three writing samples, a resume
and salary history. For additional questions, you may
write or call the editor at 305-694-6216.


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Making This Right

Beaches

Claims
Cleanup

Eco c- n ic ent
Environmental Restoration
Health and Safety
Wildlife


For information visit: bp.com
restorethegulf.gov
facebook.com/bpamerica
twitter.com/bp_america
youtube.com/bp


"Now Gulf seafood is coming back on the menu, so come on down, we're open for business."
Bryan Zar
Co-owner, Restaurant des Families
Crown Point, LA

I grew up bussing tables at this restaurant. Last year, my wife, Brooke, and I bought it. We
were working hard to build a business, then the spill hit. BP said they would try to make
things right. But how was an energy company going to help our restaurant?

Keeping Businesses Open
We figured they would tell us to take a number and wait in line. Instead, they asked us if
we could serve food to the workers, engineers, scientists, and local residents they had
hired to cleanup the spill. It kept us busy round the clock. And we weren't the only ones.
They hired a lot of local businesses and kept a lot of people working. They have kept
businesses up and down the Gulf open and it's still making a difference.

Open for Business
BP asked us to share our story with you to keep you informed. Our restaurant's open six
days a week. Customers are filling our restaurant again and we think it's a good time to
come down to the Gulf Coast. And if we could make just one request, please think of us
when planning your next vacation. We're still here and while it's been tough, we are still
cooking. And we are just one of the hundreds of great places ready to welcome you when
you come down. So don't wait. We're looking forward to seeing you.


For assistance, please call:
To report impacted wildlife: (866) 557-1401
To report oil on the shoreline: (866) 448-5816
To make spill-related claims: (800) 440-0858


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