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VOLUME 88 NUMBSER 41 MIAMI, FLORIDA, JUNE 15-21, 2011 50 cents (55 cents in Broward)

Campbell and Bradley rally behind Robaina

just more distraction
By D. Kevin McNeir
kmeneir@ miamitimnesonlline. com

Once again political shenan-
igans and rumors of impro-
priety have taken center stage
here in Miami-Dade County
as voters prepare for the June
run-off election between Julio
Robaina and Carlos Gimenez.
But one has to wonder if al-
legations of back room deal-
making are actually valid or
just an attempt to defuse the

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Are cries of "deal-making" valid or

coun may
cause now
rumors have
surfaced that
Robaina cut ?
a deal with I
Campbell in _
order to se- BRADLEY
cure Uncle
Luke's endorsement that may
have violated Florida elections
law. Both men say they have
done nothing wrong and simply
want to ensure that the needs of
Black county residents are fairly
addressed when the next county
Please turn to ROBAINA 8A

Campbell (cen-
teu), who pulled
the lion's share
of Black votes in
the county mayor
primary in May,
annOUnces his
support for Julio
Robaina (right)
and is joined by

jer Richard Dunnit o m sin

impact of the endorsement of
Robaina by Luther Campbell
and Roosevelt Bradley late last
In the 11-candidate race for
county mayor in May, Black
candidates Campbell and
Bradley were able to collective-
ly snag close to 30,000 votes
--- many~ of those from Black
voters. But there has been little
time for Robaina to celebrate
the endorsement from the for-
mer candidates in his quest for

Exposito defends actions

City of Miami police

Document also addresses fMM"-

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmen eir @ miam itimesonllin e.com

City of Miami Police Chief
Miguel Exposito has respond-
ed to a report submitted by
Paul Philip that evaluated his
department and their actions,
in light of seven controversial
police-involved shootings. In

the 11-page report, Exposito
says his officers continue to
follow department policies
and defends their actions,
despite some criticism about
the number of shootings that
have occurred in the last
"The report and its con-
Please turn to CHIEF 8A

Ricardo Brutus, nephew of
re-elected North Miami Mayor
Andre Pierre, is being accused
of accepting money in a brib-
ery sting. In an undercover
video released earlier this
week, Brutus was unknow-
ingly caught on camera ac-
cepting what appears to be a
bribe from North Miami busi-

nessman Shlomo Chelminsky,
who supported privatizing
North Miami's waste services
-- an item that was eventually
pulled from the City's agenda.
Chelminsky, whose fami-
ilyy owns several apartment
complexes and stood to gain
from the passing of privatiz-
ing North Miami's waste ser-


vices, cooperated with law
enforcement to catch Brutus
Please turn to BRIBERY 8A

City of Miami Police Chief

BV Jimmie Dalvis, Jr.
Ml~iami Times wvrier

Just in case you haven't heard ,.
about some of the critical bills that
passed and failed during the 2011
session. State Representative Cynthia
Stafford wvill be hosting a town hall
meeting on Thursday, June 16th, to ~
bring her constituents of District 109
up to speed on the political antics of
Governor Rick Scott and the Republi-
can-dominalted House. CYNTHIA SAFFORD
The forum starts at 7:00 p.m. and State Representative
w\ill be. held at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd Avenue.
"I want the community to be aware of what happened in Tal-
lahassee," Stafford said. "I'm reporting back to the community
because people who live in the City of Miami need to know
w~hat wvent on in our state capital during the past session."
~Please turn to STAFFORD 8A

Broward appoints

Black superintendent
The Broward County School
Board has named Donnie Carter
to serve as interim superintendent,
replacing former Superintendent
James F. Notter, w'ho is stepping
down June 30th. Carter, who has
worked with t~he district as the
chief operating officer (COO) for
more than a decade, w'ill take the
reigns of the school district until
a permanent person is hired. He .
takes control of the nation's six-th- DONN~E~IE CART
largest school district at a time -oadonvcolod
when it is suffering from a $170 Interim Superintendent
million-plus deficit and is still reel-
ing from the layoff of 1,400 teachers, effective next fall.
Carter is currently in negotiations over his contract with
the district. It is likely that he will receive a bump in his
$181,709 salary. Initially. Carter was not the ideal candi-
date for the position as the Board w~as looking for someone
Please turn to CARTER SA

Cain runs away from his African roots in GOP race
By Edwnard Wyckoff Williams is socially acceptable for some F~l:~ljBj- tors go all the way back to aware that those slaves came traveling over stormy oceans.
people, but I am not some "4 Africa, but I feel more of an from the western shores of the Those ancestors arrived on
Herman Cain is still on the people." i affinity for America than I do African continent. Cain feigns American shores ready to be
plantation. It isn't quite clear what for Africa. I'm a Black man in a willful ignorance about the sold and re-sold, beaten and
In a recent interview he was about the word "African" Cain I1[ s QB America." very reasons he is unable to bruised, raped and broken.
quoted as saying, "I am an took issue with, but he clari- ~ Sl igass~Obviously Herman Cain trace his ancestors back to He appears to have joined
American. Black. Conserva- fied himself when he said: r~rl~~~:-- needs a history lesson. Africa: they did not come with forces with the likes of Sarah
tive. I don't use African Amer- '"Most of the ancestors that I Rl-w B It seems he forgot how the passports and paperwork Palin and Newt Gingrich who
ican, because I'm American, can trace were born here in plsI LIgreat American economy was through Ellis Island, but on would love to rewrite Ameri-
I'm Black and I'm conserva- the United States of America, originally built on the backs ships riddled with chains, can history and forget the
tive. I don't like people trying and then it goes back to slay- of free laborers called slaves. covered in blood and vomit who, what, when and how of
to label me. African-American ery. And I'm sure my ances- .d ,He seems to be blissfully n fe h og adiunvPes unt AN6



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Baptist Congress in Ft. Lauderdale draws 8,000


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Stafford prepares for

"critical town hall

National Baptist

Congress comes to

South Florida
With a theme of "Coming Together to Share in God's Plan
of Salvation," the 105th National Baptist Congress is ex-
pected to draw 6,000 to 8,000 people to Ft. Lauderdale.
The event began on Tuesday, June 14th and will con-
tinue through Friday, June 17th with various events at the
Broward County Convention Center and the Hilton Fort
Lauderdale Marina Hotel.
Among some of the event's expected highlights will be a
sermon delivered by nationally-recognized preacher, Rev-
erend Jeremiah Wright, Jr., the former pastor of President
Barack Obama on Thursday, June 16~th at 11 a.m.
Local ministers that are scheduled to preach include:
Rev. Marcus Davidson, New Mount Olive Baptist Church,
Ft. Lauderdale and Rev. Anthony Burrell, Mount Calvary
Bap~tist Church, Pompano Beach.
Sponsored by R.H. Boyd Publishing, the Congress
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A defmmig moment for

who we really are
Below is a piece written by Miarri Beach Mayor Matti
Herrera Bower after a controversial eriding to Urban
Beach Weekend 2011.
Since the unfortunate incidents that occurred last
weekend, many residents have reached out to me with
concern, anger, and lots of questions. I live right in the
heart of South Beach myself and experience the traffic,
the noise and other aggravations of having more than

200,0 : :o:led s nd onra sm al are four ciy ove

I, too, am frustrated by those relatively few individuals
that come to our city, not to have a good time, but to be-
have in unacceptable ways.
I am equally frustrated by suggestions
that any attempt to address these legiti-
m~ate issues are motivated by anything
other than our desire to ensure that
we continue not only to be a first-class
tourist destination, but also a first- ~ i~
class city for our residents. Ironically, ,"
Miami Beach has been accused of being
both too aggressive and not aggressive BWR
enough, depending on the year and the point of view.
This is not an issue about the city's planning. We imple-
m~ent a robust plan developed over many years' experi-
ence to manage the anticipated crowds. This is an issue
about how to manage a situation that, in the words of
many individuals who have spoken to me, appears to
take the city and its residents "hostage" for this weekend.
That is simply not acceptable.
This is an issue of capacity too many visitors coming
to our city at one time into one small area, further com-
plicated by a portion of the group that chooses to behave
inappropriately and take advantage of our city's hospital-
I believe we need to do more to address the legitimate
concerns of residents. I have asked city staff and our legal
team to develop a list of options of what wre can do tce jd-
dress the issues that are causing thelse, problemsil. Inij I,
eludes options I have suggested, like restricting the hours
of liquor sales. I expect a menu of options for me and the
City Commission to consider. This is no different than
what we did this year during Spring Break to address
the many problems we had last year when thousands of
young people came to our city and caused similar prob.
lems. Trust me, we get complaints from residents anytime
there are thousands of young revelers in the streets and
on the beaches-
Clearly we need to do more, and we will.
However, it is important for everyone to understand
what this weekend is and the city's role in managing a
nearly overwhelming influx of visitors over a few short
days. It is not an "event" produced by the city. It is the
result of years of independent promotions on radio, the
Internet, and other media, urging a largely young, ur
ban crowd to come to Miami Beach for a fun party week-
end. This weekend is not a single event produced by one
entity that can be held accountable for the behavior of
its patrons. Over the years, more promoters and venues
throughout the region have created concerts and events
to capture the crowd that's coming. The city can't legally
stop these events from occurring on private property as
long as all the rules are followed.
What we can do is prohibit any events on public prop-
erty and that is exactly what we do.
I'm not going to justify the actions of the several hun-

dred epeoplpe weehaddtoonarw co this yearcir isn the pra e-

for-all zone. We can and will find ways to keep wrong-
doers from returning to our city and to send a message
that such behavior is not tolerated.
But we are not going to roll up the bridges once a year.
We are not going to tell people we don't want them here
because we can't tell who's good and who has bad inten-
tions. That is not who we are as a community. We are
going to continue to take the harder path and make the
finer distinctions.


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The Black Press believes that America can best lead the
world from racial and national antagonism when it accords to
every person, regardless of race, creed or color, his or her
human and legal rights. Hating no person, fearing no person,
the Black Press strives to help every person in the firm belief
that all persons are hurt as long as anyone is held back.

If Tecovery
I consider myself sometig
of a wordsmith, so I am always
amazed in the work of oth-
ers, especially when they are
government bureaucrats. The
most recent unemployment
figures, which show the unem-
ployment rate rising and the
pace of job creation slowing
are interesting and incisive. In
truth, the unemployment rate
is "essentially unchanged"
as it has moved from nine
to 9.1 percent. In April more
than 200,000 jobs were cre-
ated; in May it was a scant
54,000. Someone is clearly
fudging and smudging the fact
that our economy is sputtering.
Most cities and states are
now grappling with ways to
balance their budgets and that
includes layoffs of government
workers. The Tea Party folks, if
they had their way, would ful-
ly dismantle government and
throw workers into the streets.
Rising unemployment is just
the tip of the iceberg.
In a society where most peo-

cial numbers make these look
miniscule. How do we respond?
The future of our nation hinges
on our ability to engage more
people in the business and the
work of this economy. We en-
gage people by involving them,
educating them, empowering
them. Yet, we are cutting edu-
cation funds because we can't
raise the debt ceiling, because
we are broke.
When work doesn't work,
life doesn't work for too many
Americans, too many people
are kicked to the curb, told they
are usefulness and left to their
own devices and the burden
of unemployment continues to
fall heavily on the Black com-

g and educat-
on people are
oyed, with 6.5
nt) of them be-
for more than
e are just the
.The unoffi-

has be un, where are the jobs?
ple work for a inpblic and taxpayers, parents and be educated?H
policy must embrace work as producers, people who didn't can't make eating
a necessity. We have to ensure plan for their factory to close or ing a cultural iml
that any able-bodied person for the demand for their prod- Nearly 14 millil
who wants to be gainfully en- ucts to simply dry up. Eco- officially unemple
gaged in the capitalistic sys- nomic recovery is a bitter pill million (45 percer
tem has an opportunity to do for some to swallow when their ing unemployed ~
so. That means that govern- lives have not recovered from half a year. Thes
ment must promote the cre- the drama also known as a official numbers

ation of work and when neces-
sary subsidize the development
of working opportunities.
Instead, we have seen a re-
cession and a so-called recov-
ery that has not embraced the
centrality of work in our soci-
ety. Too many people are liv-
ing at the periphery of the eco-
nomic mainstream. They have
been told that their misery is
none of the government's con-
cern. Yet they are homeowners

massive shift in the ways that
Americans deal with work and
economic integrity.
Why can't we embrace Dr.
King's message when he said,
"I have the audacity to believe
that people everywhere can
have three meals a day for their
bodies, education and culture
for their minds, peace and free-
dom for their spirits." In other
words, how come we can't de-
cide that everyone can eat and

NOVer forget the legacy of Benjammn E. Mays M.
"It started here in a log cabin armed White mob that came to and parishioners always provid- our capacities."
and a cotton patch. If it hadn't his home during an 1898 riot ed hospitality to strangers great When Morehouse bade Dr.
been for Benjamin Mays, there and forced his father to bow and humble. Years later, I was King farewell after his assassi-
probably wouldn't have been a before them at gunpoint. Eight one of a group of Spelman and nation at a service on the grassy
Martin Luther King." So said other Black citizens, includ- Morehouse students privileged rectangle connecting Atlanta
Andrew Young as he spoke at ing his cousin, were murdered. to sing at Morehouse's morn- University with Morehouse,
the dedication of the Benjamin He understood early on that ing chapel services in Sale Hall, where I stood with thousands of
E. Mays Historical Preservation the way to escape the violence, where I heard Mays preach. Others who had marched behind
Site in Greenwood, South Caro- his simple mule-driven cortege,
lina on April 26th. Mays, born Mays movingly saluted his for-
in 1894 to former slaves, was ow many high school and college students today are mer student, fellow freedom
an adviser to presidents, men- Urged to follow intrinsic values rather than extrinsic fighter and servant of God with
tor, lauded preacher and schol- SUCCeSs? Mays was a great unselfish soul who through Ralph Waldo Emerson's words:
ar, advocate for social justice "See how the masses of men
and the president of Morehouse the countless young people he inspired lives on. worry themselves into nameless
College from 1940 to 1967. The graves, while here and there a
Mays Historical Site, which in- discrimination and poverty of He inspired and taught us and great unselfish soul forgets him-
cludes a museum, a 19th cen- his rural Southern community stood by us when we challenged self into immortality."
tury one-room Black school- would be through education. Atlanta's racial discrimination. How many high school and
house and the simple log cabin I first met Mays in 1953 when He warned us that "the tragedy college students today are
that was Mays's birthplace and I was 13 and he came to stay at of life is often not in our failure, urged to follow intrinsic values
childhood home, is a long over- my house. Daddy had invited but rather in our complacency; rather than extrinsic success?
due recognition of him by his him to speak at our church and not in our doing too much, but Mays was a great unselfish
native state. because there were no hotels rather in our doing too little; not soul who through the countless
One of Mays's earliest child- where Black visitors could stay in our living above our ability, young people he inspired lives
hood memories was of the in my Southern town, the pastor but rather in our living below on.


A new migration is needed for Black Americans

When two million Blacks
moved from the rigidly-segre-
gated South to the North, West
and Midwest from 1910 to
1930, it was called the Great
Migration. When another five
million Blacks fled the South
between 1940 and 1970, many
seeking good jobs and a better
life in New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago, Cleveland and De-
troit, it was called the Second
Great Migration. Now U.S.
Trade Representative Ron Kirk
thinks it is time for a Third
Great Migration this one
to far-flung cities around the
"Whether you're Black,
white, brown or whatever, the
number one concern of Ameri-
can families is: 'Where am I go-
ing to find a job? More impor-
tantly, where is this kid that I
just spent x amount of money
getting out of college going to
find a job?"'"
The job market has under-
gOne a global revolution.

That migration to London,
Shanghai, Abuja and Johan-
nesburg has been propelled
by new opportunities opened
up by advances in technology
and the international removal
of quotas, tariffs and outra-
geous export fees. And there's
also Sutton's Law. When bank
robber Willie Sutton was
asked why he robbed banks,

don't call the U.S. home," Kirk
advised. "If you look at the
Fortune 100 companies, the
absolute common denomina-
tor among them right now is
that they, for the most part,
are singularly looking at how
they are going to access these
hundreds of millions of young
people who are growing up in
Africa, Asia, India, and Latin

U.S. economy. Thus a big paia
of his trade work has been tar-
geting those small businesses
that already export and learn-
ing more about them, what
their challenges are and trying
to remove them.
I want our young people
to realize that they are more
marketable now in a global,
competitive society than they
have ever been but they
must think globally.
Black businesses must also
look beyond the shores of the
U.S. as international trade is
the way of the future.
"On the Web, nobody knows
whether you're a woman, Cath-
olic, Black, tall or straight,"
Kirk adds. "All they want to
know is, 'I see you got a prod-
uct. I think it might be able to
help me. How do I get at it?' If
you're not intimidated by do-
ing business over the Web, I
don't think it's that much of
a leap to begin thinking about
global trade."

he reputedly replied, "Be-
cause that's where the money
is." Sutton's law dictates that
one does not ignore the obvi-
"One way to create wealth
and a better life assuming
you make something --is to
think about selling it to the
95 percent of the people who

America and are hungry for
something called, 'Made in
Kirk agrees with President
Obama, saying that to attack
the job growth problem, it is
imperative that government
do whatever it can to empower
and enable small businesses to
grow faster, thus growing the

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H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES, Founder, 1923-1968
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GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Publisher Emeritus
RACHEL J. REEVES, Publisher and Chairman

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hy can't we embrace Dr. King's message when he said
"I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere
080n h8Ve three meals a day for their bodies, education
and culture for their minds, peace and freedom for their spirits "

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One way to create wealth and a better life assuming
you make something --is to think about selling it to the
O95 percent of the people who don't call the U.S. home,"
Kirk advised.

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Are protests against Urban Beach Weekend race-related?


Unequal j justice:
To those who think that jus- gunned down.~ Th-
tice is equal for everyone in is not even given
America, please wake up. O.J. nity to be arrested
Simpson would n'ot have won read his rights. H
his first major criminal trial a trial before his
if he was not famous, if he did shot down like a t
not have a lot of money and if dog.
he did not have Black jurors The police whl
who related to his Black attor- shooting was ju
ney, Johnnie Cochran. In Mi-
ami, we have a classic case of
unequal justice. O ny
A rich white man driving a
Porsche and drag racing on Sometirnl
Miami Beach hits two Brit- the
ish tourists on a sidewalk. He
serves no time and is placed
on house arrest in his luxury
condo without an ankle brace- close to three day
let. He has had several prior weapon that the v
encounters with the police. ly used to shoot a
On the other hand, a Black der to make sure
man driving a Hyundai, alleg- no! conflicting v
edly hits a police officer, and is the official police

re Black man
the opportu-
ed. He is not
e is not given
peers. He is
the proverbial

o claim this
Istified, took

ficers confiscate cameras and
cell phones even destroying
one cell phone according to one
witness who says he had taken
photos of the incident.
Not only is picture often
worth a thousand words, but
they sometimes contradict
other versions of what went

the police repeatedly beating
him as he attempted to cover
his head. King was unarmed
and clearly did not resist ar-
One has to wonder why the
police have been so intent on
confiscating cameras and cell
phones. Are they hiding the
truth? Is this another example
of those sworn to protect and
serve committing a heinous
Something stinks in Miami
Beach and the FBI, FDLE and
Department of Justice need to
get involved. This bumbling lo-
cal cover-up of murder is mak-
ing a mockery of our justice
system, particularly when you
contrast the justice meted out
to a Black man versus a rich,
white man.
No justice no peace!

s to locate the
victim alleged-
It them. In or-
that there are
versions from
:e report, of-

down the Rodney King case
is one famous example. The
police initially claimed that he
was armed and dangerous and
had resisted arrest. However,
an amateur video showed the

the three elections that it will
have taken in order to replace
Carlos Alvarez it's quite
simply astronomical. The total
cost of these elections is ex-
pected to exceed $15 million
dollars. Therefore, our next

Finally, all votes are in and
counted from the May 24th
mayoral special election -
and it's not over yet. Voters
in. Miami-Dade County will
be back to do it all again on
June 28th. None of the can-
didates were able to reach the
required benchmark of more
than 51 percent of the votes
during the special election.
But we are one one step clos-
er to knowing who our next
county mayor will be.
The results of the May 24th
election have narrowed the
candidates to former Miami-
Dade County Commissioner
Carlos Gimenez and former
Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina.
The clock continues to tick as
they prepare for their winner-
take-all run-off election.
But let's consider the cost of

military experiment. And as
some old school viewers may
recall, the government bene-
fited greatly from their invest-
ment because of his superior
strength, speed and vision.
After the smoke has settled

expect someone with the
kinds of qualities that the fic-
titious six million dollar man
possessed. We need someone
who has the super strength to
tackle a $400 million dollar
deficit with ease and finesse.
And when it comes to vision,
for the hefty price of 15 mil-
lion we will have invested, we
need a leader that is a vision-
ary and can see far beyond
normal projections. We are
looking for a creative thinker
who can see into the future.
Another quality we'll need is
a mayor that embraces trans-
parency in addressing the is-
sues. Transparency allows
everyone to understand the
Will Gimenez or Robaina be
able to stand up to the test?
Your vote will decide.

county mayor could rightfully
be referred to as the "$15 Mil-
lion Dollar Man."
Lee Majors starred as Steve
Austin in the television series
"The Six Million Dollars Man.
He portrayed a character who
possessed super human abili-
ties as the result of a U.S.

on June 29th, we taxpayers
will be wondering how and if
our investment will pay off.
Will our next mayor have any
unique abilities and talents to
bring to the citizens of Miami-
Dade County?
With such an exorbitant in-
vestment we should at least

Dear Editor,

According to some reports,
the next mayor of Miami-Dade
County (M-DC) will have to ad-
dress an almost $400 million
dollar deficit. The prescription
both candidates for mayor has
put forth to address the ail-
ing deficit is to cut, cut and
do more cutting of budgets.
Slashing budgets is another
way of placing more people in
the unemployment line. I know
that raising taxes at this mo-
ment is not a popular position
to hold. Carlos Alvarez learned
that lesson given his new title

as former mayor. However, I
think the people of Miami-
Dade County would have
found Alvarez attenipt at fiscal
austerity credible if he didn't
green light pay raises for his
staff and others as well as the
luxury car debacle. I am con-
cerned that "cuts only" will not
address a $400 million deficit.
Something has to be done on
the revenue side. This is ac-
complished by either raising
taxes or creating more jobs.
Since there is no appetite for
raising taxes, I would suggest
that the mayor to be making
a list of all corporations both

nationally and internation-
ally. On the first day in office
at 8 a.m., the mayor, not staff,
call that entire list. Announce
to the corporate leaders that
Miami-Dade County is open
for business. Let them know
Miami-Dade County wants to
house their manufacturing
plarits as many as possible.
What am I getting at? When
the workforce expands more
people contribute to this econ-
omy, which brings in more rev-
enue. Instead of placing people

in the unemployment line by
slashing budgets, the mayor
should be proactive and not
reactive. A reactive approach
to slash budgets only is em-
blematic of poor leadership. I~t
is my sincere hope that in the
coming year that leadership
that solves problems will not
be substituted with the same
old tired political strategy of
kicking the can down the road.

Dr. Robert Malone, Jr.
Liberty City

Retired, Liberty City
I; ,
Race plays a
factor in ev-
erything that
happens in
County, it's
just a fact of ~

probably protest too, I wouldn't
want people shooting in my

Retired, Liberty City

Race did .
play a factor,
I don't know
how much
of a factor, ,
but they know
what they are
doing. They
won't be sat- *
isfied until we
can have nothing over there.

Ulnemployed,. Liberty Cit"

I don't think race had any-
thing to do with it. Those people

on the beach
don't want
people shoot-
ing by their
homes just
like I don't
want anyone
shooting by

Security Officer, Liberty Cityv

I'm not real-
ly sure. I just
think those
people are try-
ing to keep
their commu-
nity nice.

Unlemlployed, Ov~ertownl

They don't want crime in their
it seems like
that event is
bringing a
lot of crime.~ ?
radon't ahink
motive ..

Stucdentr, Miamzi Gardens

Well, when you really think
about it
no. There was
some violence
and they was
vio enee e in '

If I lived over
there I would

.. I for one believe that
if you give people a thorough under-
standing of what confronts them and
the basic causes that produce it, they'll
create their own program, and when
heipeople create a program, you get

-- Malcolm X



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Taxpayers bear burden of $15 million dollar man ~%

ihsuch an exorbitant investment we should at least
expect someone with the kinds of qualities that the
Fictitious six million dollar man possessed.

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Does it matter if only 1.4

percent of people are gay?



1 whe I o her eme1(~ulol.I1II mV IIIY:

What do you see on

your plate today?

Let's face it, if the food on
your plate forms a pyramid,
you're probably eating too
much. And yet the symbol
meant to guide Americans'
eating choices has long been
the food pyramid, one that
has grown more abstract and
harder to understand over the
years even as the nutritional
guidelines have improved. re-
cently, the secretary of agri-
culture, Tom Vilsack, and the
first lady, Michelle Obama,
abandoned the pyramid and
unveiled its replacement: a
dinner plate known as My-
That may not sound like a
radical departure, but it is.
The new icon captures what
you see when you look down
to eat (assuming you're not
eating from a takeout carton,
which would be far worse), and
it turns that view into a sim-
ple, comprehensible reminder
of what should be there. The
plate is half full of vegetables
and fruit actually, labeled
color blocks half full of pro-
tein and grains, with a glass

of dairy on the side.
The plate is based on new
dietary guidelines released by
the government last January,
which encouraged Americans
to eat more fruits and veg-
etables and fewer processed
foods, especially ones con-
taining added sugar. It is part
of a concerted effort by the De-
partment of Agriculture and
the first lady to improve nu-
trition, especially childhood
nutrition. One in three Ameri-
can children is overweight or
obese, which means long-term
chronic health problems.
How we became obese is
spelled out in a U.S.D.A. list
of the current main calorie
sources for children age two
to 18. The top three are grain-
based desserts; pizza; and
soda and energy or sports
drinks. We hope Americans
take the new dinner-plate
icon seriously. And we hope
it helps bring about healthy
changes in the foods offered
in supermarkets, restaurants
and schools.
-Neew York Times

By Michael Medved

The nation's increasingly vis-
ible and influential gay community
embraces the notion of sexual ori-
entation as an innate, immutable
characteristic, like left-handedness
or eye color. But a major federal sex
survey suggests a far more fluid,
varied life experience for those who
acknowledge same-sex attraction.
The results of this scientific re-
search shouldn't undermine the
hard-won respect recently achieved
by gay Americans, but they do sug-
gest that choice and change play
larger roles in sexual identity than
commonly assumed. The presti-
gious study in question (released
in March by the National Center for
Health Statistics and the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention)
discovered a much smaller number
of "gays, lesbians and homosexu-
als" than generally reported by the
news media. While pop-culture fre-
quently cites the figure of one in 10
(based on 60-ylear-old, widely dis-
credited conclusions from pioneer-
ing sex researcher Alfred Kinsey)
the new study finds only 1.4 per-
cent of the population identifying
with same-sex orientation.
Moreover, even among those who
describe themselves as homosexual
or bisexual (a grand total of 3.7 per-
cent of the 18-44 age group), over-
whelming majorities (81 percent)
say they've experienced sex with
partners of the opposite gender.
Among those who call themselves
heterosexual, on the other hand,
only a tiny minority (6 percent) ever
engaged in physical intimacy of any
kind with a member of the same
sex These figure indicate that 94
percent of those living heterosexual
lives felt no physical attraction to
members of the same sex, but the
great bulk of self-identified homo-
sexuals and bisexuals feel enough
intimate interest in the opposite
gender to engage in erotic contact
at some stage in their development.

Gay pride advocates applaud the
courage of those who "come out,"
discovering their true nature as

-AP phot0/Clift 0en
Pro gay-marriage: Jon Cooper, lawmaker of Huntington, N.Y., left, and his partner Robert Coo-
per laSt month in Washington.

homosexual after many years of
heterosexual experience. But en-
lightened opinion denies a similar
possibility of change in the other
direction, deriding anyone who
claims straight orientation after
even the briefest interlude of ho-
mosexual behavior and insisting
they are phony and self-deluding.
By this logic, heterosexual orien-
tation among -those with past gay
relationships is always the product
of repression and denial, but homo-
sexual commitment after a straight
background is invariably natu-
ral and healthy. In fact, numbers
show huge majorities of those who
"ever had same sex sexual contact"
do not identify long-term as gay.
Among women 18-44, for instance,
12.5 percent report some form of
same sex contact at some point in
their lives, but among the older seg-
ment of that group (35-44), onlyr 0.7
percent identify as homosexual and
1.1 percent as bisexual.

In other words, for the minority
who may have experimented with
gay relationships at some juncture
in their lives, well over 80 percent
explicitly renounced homosexual (or
even bisexual) self-identification by
age of 35. For the clear majority of
males (as well as women) who report
gay encounters, homosexual activ-
ity appears to represent a passing
phase, or even a fleeting episode,
rather than an unshakable, geneti-
cally pre-determined orientation.
The once popular phrase "sexual
preference" has been indignantly
replaced with the term "sexual ori-
entation" because political correct-
ness noty insists there is no factor of
willfulness or volition in the devel-
opment of erotic identity. This may
well be the case for the 94 percent
of males and 87 percent of females
(ages 18-44) who have never experi-
ehced same-sex contact of any kind
and may never have questioned
their unwavering straight outlook

- an outlook deemed "normal" in
an earlier age.

For the less than 2 percent of
men and women who see them-
selves as gay, however, the issue of
sexual orientation remains vastly
more complicated. Within a month
of the release of the CDC/NCHS
report, one of the world's most re-
spected think tanks on gay life
confirmed some of its most surpris-
ing findings, without specifically
referencing the recent government
study. UCLA's Williams Institute on
Sexual Orientation Law and Public
Policy offered a new estimate of ho-
mosexual identification: conclud-
ing that 1.7 percent of Americans
say they're gay, and a slightly larg
er group (1.8 percent) identified as
bisexual -- by definition attracted
to both genders and shaping their
sexual behavior through some mix-
ture of inclination and preference.

"By the time that Ohio
State University football
coach Jim Tressel's forced
resignation was announced
recently, only its timing
was a surprise. ... Clearly,
the university hopes that
by pushing out Tressel and
letting the onus fall on his
shoulders, it will escape rel-
atively unscathed. ... Some
angry Buckeye fans claim
OSU is being unfairly sin-
gled out. ... Others claim it
is unfair not to give schol-
arship athletes at least a

stipend, since. their labors
make big-time college sports
possible. The first complaint
is groundless: OSU isn't the
first school to be punished; it
won't be the last. The second
argument is a discussion for
another day, although lots of
people think a free ride to a
great university is already a
pretty sweet deal. For now,
the rules are clear, and OSU
officials ... need to explain in
a lot more detail why it seems
so hard to enforce them."
(Cleveland) Plain Dealer

Political theater some-
times has its uses, such as
Tuesday's 318-97 House
vote to defeat a "clean" in-
crease in the $14.3 trillion
federal debt limit, which is
to say an increase with no
spending cuts attached.
The vote was largely
symbolic since Republi-
cans intended to defeat it,
but it did illuminate that
President Obama's de-
Imands for a clean debt in-
crease have little support
in either party. Eighty-two
Democrats, or nearly half
of those present, also vot-
ed no on the plan favored
by the Obama Treasury.
Markets reacted to the
vote with a giant yawn,
notwithstanding Trea-
sury's threats that failure
to pass such an increase
will result in a parade of
horribles including bond-
market tumult and for-

eign-creditor revulsion.
The size of the vote is in
part a response to polls
showing that nearly half
of the public opposes any
increase in the debt limit,
while another chunk sup-
ports it only with sizable
spending cuts or budget
reform. Voters seem to
have an intuitive under-
standing that giving poli-
ticians more credit based
on promises of future fis-
cal discipline is a fool's
There is zero chance that
the U.S. won't pay its bills,
and one reason investors
are calm is that they under-
stand that even a temporary
technical default would not
affect their chances of being
repaid. The real issue is how
much spending restraint
and reform Republicans
can now get from Obama.
-Wall Street Journal

U.S. says
motivated murders of two Black
Azusa, a working-class out-
post tucked into the edge of the
San Gabriel foothills, was once
known as the "hate capital of
the valley," said Mayor Joseph
Rocha, because of racial ten-
sions between Latino and Black
residents. Those tensions were
stoked by gang violence, he
said. -
But the city has made signifi-
cant strides in the past decade,
he said, with initiatives to bring
Black and Latino communities
together. A major turning point
came seven years ago, Rocha
said, when a Black Army pri-
vate named LeRoy Harris-Kelly
III was killed serving in Iraq,
becoming the first city resident
killed in that war. At a city-or-
ganized ceremony, hundreds of
children presented his parents
with flowers. Grief, Rocha said,
joinedd the community togeth-

LOS ANGELES--Members of
a Latino gang affiliated with
the Mexican Mafia conspired
for nearly 20 years to drive
African-Americans out of the
Southern California city of
Azusa through violence and in-
timidation, federal authorities
alleged recently.
Fifty-one alleged members
of the Azusa 13 gang were in-
dicted on racketeering and
conspiracy charges; six were
accused of conspiring to violate
the civil rights of Blacks. The
case marks the second time
federal civil-rights laws have
been used against a gang, au-
thorities said.
"The Azusa 13 gang waged
a campaign of hate during
a two-decade crime spree in
which African-Americans were
harassed and attacked," U.S.
Attorney Andr6~ Birotte Jr. said
in a written statement recently.
"We hope that this federal case
will signal the end ~of this rac-
ist behavior and will help vindi-
cate all of the victims who have
suffered over the years."
Thirty-nine of the defendants
were in custody recently. Au-
thorities were still searching
for 12 other suspects. Law-
yers for some of the defen-
dants couldn't immediately be
While racial tensions among
gangs have long been a part of
turf wars in Southern Califor-
nia, none of the victims of the
Azusa gang's alleged racial ha-
rassment were part of any rival
gangs or criminal enterprise,
authorities said. They were tar-
geted simply because they were
Black, authorities said.
Prosecutors said the gang ad-
Opted a "racist principle" that,
according to the indictment
unsealed Tuesday, members
would "harass and use violence
to drive African-Americans out
of the city of Azusa." According

panic and nearly 4 percent are
The gang targeted Blacks
with robberies and beatings,
and defaced their homes with
graffiti using racial slurs, the
indictment alleges. New gang
members "would use attacks
on African-Americans as a way
of proving themselves as mem-
bers of the gang and enhancing
their position in the gang," the
indictment alleges.
As California cities have grap-
pled with major gang problems,
prosecutors have looked for new
ways to shut down their activity,
including injunctions prevent-
ing members from associating
with one another and imposing
curfews on alleged members.
Civil-rights laws were first
used against a gang in 2006
and 2007, when four Latino
members of the Avenues gang
in Los Angeles were sentenced
to life in prison without parole
for their roles in the racially

---Associated Press
An alleged member of the
Azusa 13 gang ~following a raid
to the latest U.S. Census infor-
mation, about 64 percent of the
city's 47,000 residents are His-

The point of factory farming
is cheap meat, made possible
by confining large numbers
of animals in small spaces.
Perhaps the greatest hidden
cost is its potential effect on
human health. "
Small doses of antibiotics
- too small to kill bacteria
- are fed to factory farm ani-
mals as part of their regular
diet to promote growth and
offset the risks of overcrowd-
ing. What factory farms are
really raising is antibiotic-
resistant bacteria, which
means that several classes of
antibiotics no longer work the
way they should in-humans.
We pay for cheap meat by
sacrificing some of the most
important drugs ever devel-
oped. .
Last week, the Natural
Resources Defenise Coun-
cil, joined by other advocacy
groups, sued the Food and
Drug Administration to com-
pel it to end the nonthera-
peutic use of penicillin and
tetracycline in farm animals.
Veterinarians would still be

able to treat sick animals
with these drugs but could
not routinely add the drugs
to their diets.
For years, the F.D.A. has
had the scientific studies and
the authority to ban these
drugs. But it has always
bowed to pressure from the
pharmaceutical and farm lob-
bies, despite the well-founded
objections of groups like the
American Medical Associa-
tion and the World Health Or-
ganization, which support an
antibiotic ban.
It is time for the F.D.A. to
stop corporate factory farms
froni squandering valuable
drugs just to. promote growth
among animals confined in
conditions that inherently
create the risk of disease. Ac-
cording to recent estimates,
70 percent of the antibiotics
sdid in this country end up
in farm animals. The F.D.A.
can change that by honoring
its own scientific conclusions
and its statutory obligation
to end its approval of unsafe
drug uses. -New Yorke Times

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T~he dLebt hrnit dance

Latmno gang targeted Blacks

By Tamara Audi -

The high ~cost of cheap meat

Gimenez says it's time to stop doing business as usual

Lewis wmns NJ Senate Democratic primary

New initiative targets immigration scams

Kenyans hail al-Qaida mastermind's death


By D. Kevin McNeir
kmnrei,,r miatn~iti melsonlinercom

After voters recently pulled off
one of the biggest recall efforts
in U.S. history to bounce for-
mer Miami-Dade County Mayor
Carlos Alvarez from office, one
of his more boisterous oppo-
nents, County Commissioner
Carlos A. Gimenez (District 7),
said he was ready to tackle the
In fact, the 57-year-old, long-
time Miamian, has had his
sights set on the county mayor's
office since 2010.
Gimenez came in second place
in the May 24th special election

for county mayor with 29 per-
cent of the vote. Now with the
endorsement of Marcelo Llor-
ente who snagged 15 percent
of the vote in May, Gimenez is
pulling out all the stops as her
prepares for the June run-off.
"We need charter and county
reform now that's something
I've been advocating for close
to three years," he said. "I have
been a reformer since day one."
Gimenez has spent nearly 14
years working for the city of Mi-
ami and worked for nine years
as the city of Miami's first Lati-
no fire chief. During his time as
chief, he oversaw the restruc-
turing of his department to en-

able it to handle more emergen-
cy response calls and decrease
the budget by $4 million.
In 2000, he would serve as
Miami's city manager for three
years during a time that the
city was enduring a massive
budget crisis. As city man-
ager Gimenez helped to lower
expenses and create revenue
--partly though a controver-
sial special fire-services fee.
By the time he resigned from
the city manager position, the
city of Miarni had $140 mil-
lion in reserves. The following
year, Gimenez and won a seat
on the county commission in a
district that included areas of

Pinecrest, Key Biscayne, South
Miami, Coral Gables and Co-
conut Grove.
As a mayoral candidate,
Gimenez supports reform the
county commissioners, a po-
sition he has maintained for
years. Lowering executive sal-
aries, term limits, and rules
that allow charter amend-
ments to be put on the ballet
are among the reforms that
Gimenez has supported for
The mayoral candidate also
says he will decrease the size
of the county government over-
all and he has pledged to de-
crease property-tax rates.

"I have been a public servant
for my entire life an have led
organizations and gotten them
out of trouble," he said. "I know
what needs to be changed in
county government and have
spearheaded monumental
transformations in the past.
I really want to make Miami-
Dade County a better place for
my children and my grand-
children. I want to make this
the best place in the world to
live once again. I love Miami, I
love my home and I just want
to make it better for everyone. I
believe my past actions are the
best indication of what I can
and will do in the future."


By Peter Wonacott

LUSAKA, Zambia Secre-
tary of State Hillary Clinton
recently warned that China
didn't always have Africa's in-
terests at heart as it invested
and offered assistance on the
continent, highlighting fric-
tions between the countries as
economic stakes on the conti-
nent rise. '
In remarks to reporters after
the close of a business confer-
ence in the Zambian capital
of Lusaka, Clinton said China
"has not always utilized the
talents of the African people
in pursuing its business in-
terests." She added, however,
that the U.S. also wanted to
work more closely with China,
and had instructed embassies
to seek "areas of cooperation"
with Chinese counterparts in
She told the conference the
U.S. was embarking on "a new
way of doing business" that

futures and, frankly, end the
need for aid at all."
U.S. officials and business
leaders gathered in Zambia
for a bout of soul-searching
on how to lift trade and invest-
ment in Africa, underlining a
broad recognition that Ameri-
can companies are trailing
those from China and India
in tapping the continent's eco-
nomic opportunities,
The meeting in Zambia drew
one of the largest U.S. delega-
tions to Africa in years. It also
included U.S. Trade Represen-
tative Ron Kirk.
Clinton is the first U.S. sec-
retary of state to visit Zambia
in more than three decades.
The focus of the meeting was
the African Growth and Op-
portunities Act, or Agoa, an
11-year-old piece of U.S. leg-
islation that provides prefer-
ential access to the American
market for more than 1,800
African products. It covers 37
countries in sub-Saharan Af-

rica, with a handful of others
disqualified because of coups
and corruption.
Many participants say the
U.S. needs a new approach to
a continent that is projected
to grow faster than any other
global region over the next five
They say trade assistance,
along with humanitarian aid,
together aren't enough to tap
a market with a billion poten-
tial consumers.
"America has more medi-
cal doctors and Ph.D.s here
than businessmen," says Greg
Marchand, who runs a tele-
communications and consult-
ing company in Zambia called
Gizmos Solutions Ltd. "And we
wonder why we aren't doing a
lot of business."
The U.S. remains the top do-
nor to Africa, disbursing $7.6
billion in 2009, according to
the Organization for Econom-
ic Cooperation and Develop-

--Photo by Samantha Appleton
First Lady Michelle Obama has coffee with the Queen of Den-
mark< Margethe II in the Yellow Oval Room of the White House'
June 8.

Michelle obama's got the Feith
By Tamara Abraham style floral number, which she
teamed with lavender-coloured
It's no secret that Michelle flats.
Obama loves Tracy Feith she's Later she demonstrated its
been seen wearing his frocks on versatility when she changed
countless occasions. But there her earrings and shoes for a
is one design, it seems, that she meeting with Denmark's Queen
loves above all others. Margrethe in the Yellow Oval
The First Lady proved the style Room of the WhiteHouse.
staying power of the designer's We've seen her wear it plenty
wisteria print dress, which she of times in the intervening years
first wore in January 2009, too. In addition to the Presiden-
at he ln eu hmier Lets Move ti~al prayer ser ice~a the Nation
She ~was pictured playing with January 2009, she wore it when
children on a visit to the Centro- she spoke to employees of the
nia Bilingual Child Care Center U.S. Mission to the United Na-
in Washington in the Fifties- tions on May 5 of that year too.

Secretary of State
seeks to foster grass-roots
commercial activity rather
than aid.
"Our approach is based on
partnership, not patronage. It
is focused not on handouts but
on the kind of economic growth
that underlies long-term prog-
ress," Clinton said. "Ultimately,
it is aimed at helping develop-
ing countries chart their own

Associated Press

A judge may still keep him off
the general election ballot. Re-
publicans say he doesn't meet
New Jersey's four-year residen-
cy requirement.
A federal court ruled he
should stay on the primary
ballot while the dispute is being
sorted out.
The 49-year-old track and
field star grew up in Willing-
boro and has spent much of his
adult life in California.
He's owned homes in New
Jersey since 2005 but cojntin-

ued to vote in California until
he registered in New Jersey in

TRENTON, N.J. Nine-time
Olympic gold medalist Carl
Lewis has won an uncontested
Democratic primary in a New
Jersey state Senate race.
He still has legal hurdles
ahead before he can appear on
the general election ballot in
November against incumbent
Republican state Sen. Dawn
Marie Addiego (AH'-dee-ay-
goh) .


Federal and state officials
from across the U.S. gath-
ered in Washington, D.C. re-
cently to address immigra-
tion services scams.
Authorities want to crack-
down on phony lawyers, or
"notarios" offering their ser-
vices to undocumented His-
panics seeking help obtain-
ing American citizenship.
These con artists have
been are scamming immi-
grants out of hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
"We have people who are
nothing more than notary

publics here in the U.S. who
are posing as a special kind
of lawyer from Latin Ameri-
ca as though they can help
people through the immigra-
tion process here," Texas At-
torney General Greg Abbot
"It's nothing more than a
fraud and a scam. And so
we're trying to shut down
these illegal immigration
fraud scams," he added.
These notaries aren't op-
erating just along the south-
ern border, but in cities all
across America.

"We are dedicated to pro-
tecting vulnerable immi-
grants from those who seek
to exploit them," vowed U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration
Services Director Alejandro
Mayorkas said recently.
"Through our sustained
outreach, enforcement and
education efforts, and our
close collaboration with our
federal, state and local part-
ners, we will provide the
communities we serve with
the help needed to combat
this pernicious problem," he

Associated Press

ing of an al-Qaida mastermind
who planned the devastating
bombings of two U.S. embas-
sies in Africa drew praise on
recently from Kenyans and So-
malis, while Somalia's presi-
dent showed documents linking
the dead man to militants who
are trying to topple his nation's
fragile, U.N.-backed govern-
Fazul Abdullah Mohammed
eluded capture for 13 years and
topped the FBI's most wanted
list for planning the Aug. 7,
1998, U.S. Embassy bombings
in Kenya and Tanzania. His
death, reported Saturday by
Somali officials, was the third
major blow to al-Qaida in six
weeks. The worldwide terror
group was headed by Osama
bin Laden until his death last
month .
But Somali President Sheik
Sharif Sheik Ahmed said Mo-
hammed also posed a grave
threat to Somalia, which has

sent after bin Laden's death. He
didn't say who it was addressed
to, but said Mohammed co-au-
thored the letter with a known
Islamist leader in Somalia,
Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys.
Aweys, a veteran Islamist in
Somalia since the 1990s, was
the leader of the Hizbul Islam
militant group that merged with
al-Shabab last December. Aw-
eys did not immediately return
calls seeking comment.
Lawmaker Abdirashid Sheilk
said Muhammed's death was
good for Somalia.
"Somalis have every reason to
be happy today because foreign
elements within al-Shabab are
the real obstacle to stability in
Somalia," he said. "Foreigners'
universal ideologies don't suit
Somalia's local interest. We ask
them to leave us alone. We can
solve our own problems by our-
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton also honored
the victims of the bombings
during a visit to the American
compound in Tanzania.

been ravaged by two decades of
anarchy and conflict. Ahmed
congratulated government sol-
diers for killing Mohammed on
Tuesday at a Mogadishu secu-
rity checkpoint.
"His aim was to commit vio-
lence in and outside the coun-
try," Ahmed said, showing re-
porters documents and pictures
he said government troops re-
covered from Mohammed.
Ahmed did not let reporters
check the documents, but he
held up photos he said were of
Mohammed's family and opera-
tional maps for the militants in
Ahmed also held up a condo-
lence letter he said Mohammed


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Police hunt for man who shot estranged wife and boyfriend
Police are looking for a man who they say shot two people, including his
estranged wife, and then left the scene.
According to the Miami Police Department the crime occurred at' 308
NW 67 Street in Miami at 1:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
The shooter, identified at TimothyWynn, is the husband of the woman
he shot. Wynn, 36, and his wife are in the process of getting a divorce and
do live together.
A verbal disagreement began between Wynn and his wife as she sat in
a vehicle with her boyfriend.
According to police, Wynn took a hand gun and shot his wife once in her
arm and shot her boyfriend in his right arm and both of his legs.
SWAT and a Hostage Negotiator were immediately called out to the
scene. After a couple of hours, SWAT went into the home but did not find
Wynn is wanted for attempted murder.
He is 5' 9" and approximately 200 pounds. He is considered to be armed
and dangerous.
Police said he is know to frequent the area of NW. 1 Avenue and 64th
Those with information are urged to call Detectives of the Miami Police
Department's Domestic Violence Unit at 3035-6033-6645 or Mlami-Dade
Cnime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (43S77).

Miami police officer accused of possessing seized drugs
A CityY of Miami police officer was arrested and charged with possession
with Iritent to distribute cocaine.

Rnigu: EzAsior ya~n ond t arrs r a warr nt unea d re 1.hlef
According to the arrest affidavit, six year veteran R~oberto Asanza, 31,
and other members of the MIPD Crime Suppression Unit, made a drug bust
on May 5, 2010 In which numerous bags of cocaine and manlrjuna were
seized from a shop on NW\ 7th Avenue In Miami.
On May, 25, 2010, the affidavit states that FBI agents searched Asanza's
MPD vehicle and found approximately 10 bags containing cocaine and two
bags containing marijuana. The complaint alleges that the drugs are the
same ones seized from the shop 20 days earlier.
Since his arrest, Asanza has been released on bond.
He faces 20 years In prison If convicted.

Man's body found burning in West-Miami Dade
Miami-Dade Police are searching for a clues after a man's body was
found burning In a field recently.
Officers and arson Investigators were called to, the scene at 137th
Avenue and Okeechobee Road after a passerby called 911.
The medical examiner will determine how the unidentified man died.
Police do now have anyone In custody and are not searching fo~r suspects
at this time.
Anyone wirth Information is urged to icall Miaml-Dade Crimie Stoppers at
305-471-TiPS (8477).

Mom charged with trying to drown kids
Shirley Jean, 24, Is charged writh two counts Of Premeditated murder.
Miami Beach Police say Jean was driving eastbound on the Julia Tuttle
expressway shortly before 6:00 p.m. on June 2 when she ~served of f the
road and drove right into the water.
Inside the car were her two children: a seven-year-old daughter and a
two-year-old son.
Three men who were fishing found Jean and her daughter in the water
and the men say the mother wouldn't let them anywhere near the girl.
One of the man said Jean tried to bite him as he attempted to grab the
When police arrived, they say they found the young woman trying to
drown her daughter by pushing her head underwater.
Police say they immediately lumped In to grab the girl. They pulled her
out. They also grabbed the two-year-old son, who was In the car.
The Department of Children and Families Is investigating. A DCF
spokesperson says the department has no prior history w~ith this family.

NeW terHIS in crack cocaine debate

What does Cain really believe?


By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

For the record, not
only do I support the Mi-
ami Dolphins, I am also
a loyal fan of the Miami ,
Heat -- but maybe not
to the point of being die- ~E
hard enough to wage my Hi
money away on a game where
the likelihood of them winning
is shim. Even still, my heart is
always with the team that's
representing the city of Miami.
I had the pleasure of rooting
for our star-studded basketball
team in game three of this year's
NBA playoffs against the Boston
Celtics. Although the Heat could
not pull off a win, the world was
taught a valuable lesson from
Rajon Rondo, point guard for the
After a serious elbow injury
resulting from an aggressive
play against Dwyane Wade, the
Heat's most valuable asset, he
had to be taken to the locker
room but then later returned to

the game only to become
the epitome of what it
means to have the deter-
mination to succeed.
Returning to the court
-side wearing an arm
risling, Rondo was not
i'3; content with the idea of
A~LL just watching his team
play. So as the story goes -- with
the heart of a lion, he leaped
back onto the court to help Bos-
ton win a game to remember us-
ing just one arm.
Now we've all seen the face of
determination before and have
witnessed the burning desire
to win in teams and players on
many occasions. But the fact
that in this particular game, we
all went from being highly con-
cerned about the seemingly seri-
ous injury that Rondo sustained
to being completely shocked
that he was getting back into
the game are startling change
of events that places his show of
determination and outstanding
performance in a category of it's

Everybody thought for sure
that there was no way that Ron-
do could possibly get back into
the game and contribute to his
team' -- but he did. With one
arm, he was effective at shoot-
ing the ball, stole a few passes,
made fast breaks and clearly
out-hustled his opponents.
When I headed back to my cell
at the conclusion of the game, I
had to thank God for allowing
me to grasp what I just saw. It
was more than a mere sporting
event -- it was a lesson on how
our attitudes should be towards
succeeding in life mn general.
The world is know to physical-
ly, mentally and spiritually beat
up on it's inhabitants, but one
can not allow bumps and bruis-
es to prevent them from achiev-
ing victory. For a true winner
will never give up nor give ex-
cuses for not making a diligent
-effort to succeed.
When you exercise disappoint-
ment and feel hopeless about not

being able to find a job, you can't
just stop searching and settle for
government assistance -- sitting
on the court side watching the
game be played instead of get-
ting back in, ignoring the pain in
order that you may gain. When
it seems that life is bombarding
you with roadblocks and count-
less adversities, like Rondo,
there has to be something in
you that won't lose focus of win-
ning. There has to be a strong
will within you to move on to the
best of your ability -- toughing
out your failures, misfortunes
and tragedies that you encoun-
ter in life.
Rondo had a little help from an
adrenaline shot take in the lock-
er room. But your adrenaline
shot might be prayer or maybe
a big hug from a friend or loved
Just as the crowd went wild
when Rondo got back into the
game, so will people in your life
do the same when they notice
your determination to succeed.

Attorney General calls for retroactive use

OfShortened cocaine prison sentenceS

By Jessica Gresko
Associated Press

WASHINGTON A year ago, a
drug dealer caught with 50 grams
of crack cocaine faced a manda-
tory 10 years in federal prison. To-
day, new rules cut that to as little
as five years, and thousands of in-
mates not covered by the change
are saying their sentences should
be reduced, too.
"Please make this situation fair
to all of us," prisoner Shauna Bar-
ry-Scott wrote from West Virginia
to the U.S. Sentencing Commis-
sion, which oversees federal sen-
tencing guidelines. "Treat us the
The commission meets Wednes-
day in Washington to consider
malklrlg the new crack sentenc-
ing guidelines retroactive, a step
that could bring early release for
as many as one in every 18 fed-
eral prisoners, or approximately
12,000 inmates.
The commission has already
received more than 37,000 letters
on the issue, most from inmates
and their families and friends.
Many of the letters are form letters
drafted by interest groups such as
Families Agamnst Mandatory Mini-
mums, but others contain person-
al pleas. A woman from New York
wrote to say her nephew should
be "given another chance at so-
ciety." A mother from Illinois said
her child was sentenced "very
"Prisoners have also been writ-
ing judges and public defenders,
asking if the new law might help
"Dear Judge Blake, I am for-
warding this letter to you for your
assistance that concerns the new
crack cocaine law that. was just
passed," Steven Harris wrote to
a federal judge in Maryland, ask-
ing about his 10-year sentence for
crack possession and possession
of a firearm during the crime. "I
would like to know if this law will
help me."
"Congress and President Barack
Obama agreed in August to reduce
the minimum penalties for crack.
But the law did not apply to pris-
oners who were locked up before
the change.
Michael Nachmanoff, the lead
public defender in the eastern
district of Virginia, where about
1,000 prisoners would be affected,
the most of any area in the coun-

try, says his office has been get-
ting about a half-dozen calls or
letters a month.
Nachmanoff, who will testify be-
fore the commission Wednesday,
says his office is prepared to act
if the commission makes changes.
And he says anyone who worries
that retroactivity would be going
light on offenders is wrong.
"All of these people will wind up
serving long sentences," he said.
"This is really about fixing a re-

posal for retroactivity. The Fra-
ternal Order of Police opposed
the litw Obama signed and plans
to oppose retroactivity before the
commission, arguing criminals
were aware of the penalties for
their actions.
''They knew what they were do-
ing. They went into it with their
eyes open," Jim Pasco, executive
director of the Fraternal Order
of Police, which represents more
than 300,000 law enforcement
Prisoners charged with crack
offenses have already had one re-
cent experience with retroactive
sentence reductions. In 2007,
the commission revised the crack
sentencing guidelines, reducing
sentences by an average of two
years. Approximately 16,000 of-
fenders had their sentences re-
For the change to be made ret-
roactive, four members of the six-
member commission would have
to vote to support the idea. If that
happens, Congress could still re-
ject or modify the guidelines un-
til the end of October,

--Associated Press
Ann Sheton of Columbus, Miss., whose son is serving a 42-year
Sentence for a first offense involving less than two ounces of cracl<.

Now it takes 28 grams to trigger
a five-year mandatory sentence,
an amount more in line with pow-
dered cocaine. Possessing 280
grams of crack triggers a 10-year
sentence as opposed to the old
standard of 50 grams about
the same weight as 10 nickels.
Inmates who received the man-
datory minimum sentence under
the old system will not be eligible
for early release because only
Congress can make mandatory
minimum sentences retroactive.
But inmates who received above
the minimum could see their
sentences reduced, and others
whose offense did not rise to the
level of a mandatory minimum
could be eligible for earlier re-
lease, too.
The commission estimates that
the average sentence reduction
for applicable inmates would be
approximately three years.
Not everyone supports the pro-

ally unfair problem that now ev-
erybody recognizes was wrong."
"Since the 1990s, advocates
have complained that crack of-
fenders are treated' more harshly
than those arrested with pow-
dered cocaine. Many critics view
the disparity as racial discrimina-
tion because black drug offenders
are more likely to be charged with
federal crack offenses and to serve
longer prison terms than other of-
The Fair Sentencing Act, signed
by Obama in August, attempts to
remedy that disparity by changing
the amount of crack cocaine re-
quired to trigger five and 10-year
mandatory sentences.
Before the law was passed,
a person convicted of possess-
ing five grams of crack cocaine
-- about the weight of five pack-
ets of Siveet'n Low automati-
cally got sentenced to five years.

continued from 1A

beginning of a post-racial so-
ciety, Cain's statements reflect
the need for further education
and safeguards against the ig-
norance which spawns racist
ideology to begin with. The co-
nundrum of Cain's bid for the
Republican nomination is the
following: that in order to be a
Black, Republican. presidential
candidate, he must appeal to
the far-right base and Tea Par-
ty enthusiasts who have spent
Sthe past two-and-a-half years
waging a neo-civil war against
Obama. The subtext of which
has been racial animus and
fears of a changing tide in the
American political power struc-
Cain's blissful ignorance is

both disconcerting and telling:
that this is the only way a "Black
conservative" can fit in today's
Republican Party.
Cain has been toting the party
line for a long time. At the Con-
servative Political Action Com-
mittee in February he told a
largely-white Republican crowd:
"They call me racist too, because
I disagree with a president who
happens to be Black .. you are
not racists! You are patriots be-
cause you are willing to stand
up for what you believe inl"
It remains to be seen what
exactly Cain believes in. But
what is abundantly clear is that
Obama's promise of hope and
change is a far better proposal
than Cain's past and prologue.

the past 400 years.

Herman Cain, 65, now a Re-
publican presidential hopeful,
is the former CEO of Godfather's
Pizza. He was raised in Georgia
at the height of the civil rights
movement. If anyone should be
well-acquainted with the socio
political realities of race, racism
and segregation in~ the U.S., one
would assume Cain is.
In an age which celebrates
President Barack Obama's as-
cension to the nation's highest
office and the hopes that this
historical moment can mark the

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With the determination to succeed, anything is possible

t Ato i~iey Geeva-Associate d PressEj
Holder testifies last week.


Oklahoma civil rights icon Clara Luper dies at 88

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BV Marisol Bello

through this small industrial
town in northeast Alabama and
it looks much like it did 50 years
ago. The light brick one-story
building on Gurnee Avenue that
once housed the Greyhound bus
depot is on the same corner. So
is the police station in the next
Yet the tenor of the town where
Hank Thomas was almost killed
for trying to desegregate buses
in the Deep South has changed.
Back then, Thomas was a
19-year-old Black -college stt1-

wh e ap olea nwhaon f rebm b d
and slashed the tires of the
Greyhound bus in which he and
other students, Black and white,
were riding as part of a protest
known as the Freedom Rides.
Police did nothing as the chok-
ing riders fled the flaming bus.
As events this summer mark
the 50th anniversary of the
1961 Freedom Rides, the iconic
image of that bus is a reminder
of the nation's troubled history.
For his part, Thomas returned
last month to a contrite and wel-
coming town.
This community of 23,000 is
facing its racist past. City lead-
ers unveiled murals and plac-
ards detailing the events of May
14, 1961, on brick walls near
where the town's two bus depots
were, where the riders met vio-
lent mobs.
"I always thought Anniston
would not face up to its history,"
Thomas, 70, says. "I'm proud of
the way Anniston is responding
now. I wasn't proud of Anniston
The days of attacks by hood-
ed Klansmen or mobs bearing
crowbars to stop integration
are past. Anniston like many
communities across the South
where Freedom Riders were
beaten and arrested for trying
to let Blacks use waiting rooms
and restrooms in bus stations
- has Blacks in every position
of government, business, educa-

~i. a g

run by white elected leaders and election in 2008. He says about
an all-white police force. .40 percent of voters were Black
Today, Black people work at and 60 percent were white.
almost every level of city gov- Disparities exist. The lat-
ernment. Two Black men are on est Census shows 37 percent
the five-member City Council, of Blacks in Anniston live in
50 of the city's 378 employees poverty, compared with 11 per-
are Black, and there are seven cent of whites. Unemployment
Black officers on the 96-mem- among Blacks is 16 percent,
ber police force. The library while eight percent of whites are
board and other civic commis- unemployed. And whites earn
sions have Black members. more money than Blacks in An-
Still, some people in Anniston niston, where the median in-
say more has to happen to im- come is $43,000 for: whites and
prove opportunities for Blacks. $22,340 for Blacks.
They point to high poverty Anniston has a checkered ra-
among Blacks and the low num- cial past. Two years after the
her in city government. attacks on the Freedom Riders,
"We've still not arrived," says two Black ministers were beat-
Georgia Calhoun, 80, a retired en by whites when they tried to
teacher and Black historian get library cards. Yet the day af-
who pushed for recognition of ter the attack, white ministers
the Freedom Riders' experience accompanied two more Black
in Anniston. "We've never had ministers who were peacefully
a Black police chief or a Black allowed to check out books from
sheriff. Blacks get to be on City the library.
Council, but not as mayor." In 1965, a Black foundry
Calhoun says part of the prob- worker named Willie Brewster
lem is that not enough Blacks was killed by a group of white
vote to change who represents men. White business own-
them. ers and civic leaders put up a
"People died for you so you $20,000 reward to find the kill-
could go vote, and you don't ers. One man, Hubert Damon
vote?" she says. "I don't under- Strange, was convicted, one of
stand it." the first times an all-white jury
Robinson says 4,000 people convicted a white man for kill-
voted in Anniston's last local ing a Black man in the South.

At 19, Hanl< Thomas was one of thie original Freedom Riders.

tion and civic life.
The struggle today, people
here say, is one of revitalizing
economically depressed com-
munities, improving schools
and creating more and better
jobs for all people. They say the
focus should be on closing edu-
cation and income gaps between
Blacks and whites.
"This is an ongoing challenge,"
says Leslie Burl McLemore, 70,
former Jackson, Miss., mayor
and president of the Freedom
50th Foundation, which is cel-
ebrating the 50th anniversary
of the Freedom Rides. He says
the disparities are rooted in
divisions between Blacks and
whites in the South going back
to the Civil War.
"The question is, how do you
break this cycle?"

In Anniston, the face of the
community and its fortunes
have changed in 50 years.
The town's population is 52
percent Black and 44 percent
white, according to the latest
Census figures. Unemployment
is 12 percent, higher than Ala-
bama's and the nation's nine

It .has lost 11,000 people
since 1960, when the town had
34,000 residents, two-thirds
white and one-third Black. The
Census doesn't show unemploy-
ment by race but says seven
percent of the town's labor force
was unemployed in 1960.
The largest employer today is
the Army Depot, where 7,000
workers repair combat vehicles.
Another large employer, Fort
McClellan, closed in 1999. The
foundries that put Anniston on
the map for pipe manufacturing
have been retrenching since the
1960s. Today, two pipe shops
remain, employing about 600
The city is looking for ways to
boost its economy and hopes it
has found it with a civil rights
heritage trail to lure tourists to
places important in the move-
ment, inchyding the spots where
the Freedom Riders were at-
"We need to show our commu-
nity and America that Anfliston
has changed," says Mayor Gene
Robinson, 60.
Politically, the town has
changed from 1961, when it was

took part in the Katz sit-ins.
"I just remember her as
a neighbor," Williams said.
"She lived in the next block
from me. We used to have the
NAACP youth meetings there
at her house."
He described Luper as a
stickler for proper behavior.
`~Her personality was kind
of hard to describe. She was
always about business, every-
body loved her, but she would
make you toe the line," he
Williams said he does not
recall any of the teenagers
who took part in the sit-ins
expressing fear.
"Believe it or not, the way
we felt about it was quite the
contrary. When you're a teen-
ager, you don't know enough
to be afraid. We thought it was
Luper is survived by two
daughters and a son.
Funeral services are pend-

induction into the A-rmed Servic-
es. All, a Vletnamm Wa~r opponent,
refused Induclion on grounds
that he w~as a M~ushm minister.
*June 21, 1945- Benjamin
Oliverr Davis,, Jr, the Air Force's
first Black General and the first
Three-Star General. was named
commander of Goodman Field, a
Kentucks airbase. Davis9 became
the first Black to head an Army
Ai1r Force base
June 21, 19i4- Jame~s Earl
Chaney, Andrew Goodman and
Michael Schw~erner, CORE mem-
bers and activists on a "Freedom
Summer" mission, w~ere mur-
dered In Philadelphia, MS. The
mission was a cross-country at-
tempt to register Black voterss.

By Ken Miller
Associated Press

next six years, the local Na-
tional Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People
group held sit-ins that led to
the desegregation of virtually
all eating establishments in
Oklahoma City.
"We talked about it all the
time, because our whole family
took part in it," Hildreth said.
`I think mother saw a lot of
advancements (in civil rights),
and she told us to always stay
on the battlefield," she said
Thursday. "The fight contin-
Luper, who retired from her
role as a school teacher in
1991, said in a 2006 interview
with The Associated Press
that she dedicated her life to
spreading the message of ra-
cial and gender equality.
'~My biggest job now is mak-
ing white people understand
that black history is white
history. We cannot separate
the two," she said.
Oklahoma City has named

homa civil rights icon Clara
Luper, who led sit-ins at drug
store lunch counters in Okla-
homa, has died. She was 88.
Luper's daughter, Marilyn
Hildreth, said her mother died
June 8 after a lengthy illness.
On Aug. 19, 1958, as the
35-year-old sponsor of the
Oklahoma City NAACP Youth
Council, Luper led three adult
chaperones and 14 members
of the youth council in a sit-in
at the Katz Drug Store lunch
counter in downtown Oklaho-
ma City.
The drug store refused to
serve the group but the pro-
testers refused to leave, and
the sit-in lasted for several
.days. The store chain eventu-
ally agreed to integrate lunch
counters at 38 Katz Drug
Stores in Oklahoma, Missouri,
Kansas and Iowa. During the

This March 1, 2006 file photo shows civil rights pioneer Clara
Luper in Ok~lahoma City. Luper died Wednesday, June 8, after a

lengthy illness. She was 88.
a street in Luper's honor, and
there is a scholarship in her
name at Oklahoma City Uni-

Soulth Paclfic District - the first
Black Ui.S. Evangelical Lutheran
*June 18, 1942- Bernard W.
Roblnson, a medical student
f~~rom Harv'ard Unlversity, wras
promoted to Enslgn in the Navlal
Reserves. Robinson was the first
Black to wrin a commission In the
*June 18, 1990- Kenny Leon,
actor, was appointed Artistic Di-
rector of the Alliance Thetre
Company of Atlanta, GA. Leon
was the second Black to hold
such a position in a major thb-
*June 19, 1865- Juneteenth
is celebrated by many Blacks on
this date annually. It marks the

Portwood Williams. Jr. said
he was 15 years old when he

day in 1865 when slaves mn South
Texas first heard new~rs ab~ut
the Emancipation Proclamation,
more than tw~o earss after their
freedom had been proclaimed.
*June 19, 1968- 'Solidarlty
Day," organized by the Poor Peo-
ple's Campaign, took place Some
10,000 people attended as Coret-
La Scott Kiing and Ralph Aberna-
thy headlined the speakers wvho
talked about the need for eco-
nomilc justice and ending racism.
*June 20, 1911- The NAACP,
originally founded in 1909. wias
incorporated in New York.
june 20, 196'7- A Houston,
TX, federal court conivicted Mu-
hammad Ali of violating the Se-
lective Services Act by ref'uslng

*June 15, 1877- Henry Ossian
Flipper became the first Black
graduate of the West Point Mlili-
tary Academy
*June 15, 1921- Sadie Tan-
ner Mossell Alexander became
the first Black person to rcene e
a Ph.D. in Economic Alexander
attended the Universaly ofI Pen~-
*June 16.~ 1969- The Supretle
Court decided that the House of
Representative had violated the
constitution when it: susIpendled
Adam Cla?ton Powell, Jr. from
his congressional seat.
*June 16, 1987- The "subway

vigilante." Bernard Goetz, viewed
by~ ma ny as racist. wvas acquiltted
of attempted murder charges, for
his shooting of four Black youths
on a New' York subway.
June 1 1972- Frank WVills, a
Black Washllngton, D.C. security
guard, foiled a break-in at the of-
fices of the Democrauic National
Committee -- the first event of
the Watergate conspiracy.
*Jurie 17, 1983- Nelson W.
Trout, professor and Director of
Minority Studies at Ttinity Lu-
theran Seminary (Columbus,
OH), was elected Bishop of the
a American Lutheran Church's



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mayor is elected.
"Luther Campbell's support
is based on good intentions
and goodwill between us and
he made it clear to me that
he wanted to make sure eco-
nomic development for those
most in need was at the heart
of my platform," Robaina said.
"We did not make any specific
promises to Campbell except
to say that we recognize that
many citizens, particularly
Blacks, are tired of lip-service
from candidates and that they
need to be represented within
my administration. They want
real change. That's what I com-
mitted to change that will im-
prove the quality of life for all the
people of Miami-Dade County ---
Blacks, Hispanics and whites.
Campbell says he spoke to
both candidates carefully and
conducted his own research. He

munity in the first election and
in this run-off as well. We can-
not afford to be left behind."

Former transit director Roos-
evelt Bradley says he supports
Robaina because of his commit-
ment to quality of life issues and
economic development in the
Black community both key is-
sues for Campbell as well.
"I have given my full support
to Juhio Robaina and hope to
serve as an advisor whenever

necessary on issues related to
public transportation," he said.
"That has been my area of ex-
pertise for many years and we
all know that our former county
mayor reneged on an agreement
to extend transportation along
the North Corridor. We need to
stop supporting candidates who
make promises to the Black
community when it's election
time and then break them. I be-
lieve that Robaina is a man of
his word. In choosing between
the two candidates, it really
was not a difficult choice."


BLACK< SUPPORT GROWS: Julio Robaina (left) announces his endorsement for county mayor
by former candidate, Roosevelt Bradley (second from left), while longtime community leaders Pres-
ton Marshall and Bobby Stringer show their support.

says that his goal was to find a
candidate that he could trust,
have a relationship with and
one who would make sure that
Blacks were treated equitablyr.
"My issue has always been
the same Blacks make up 22
percent of the County's popu-
lation but we continue to only
receive less than one percent
of the County's minority con-

tracts," he said. "Our youth are
suffering, our parks need more
programs to keep our kidd out
of trouble and on the right path.
When I asked Gimenez about
making sure he had Blacks in
his camp, he wavered. When I
asked him about keeping CRA
projects moving forward, which
is key in the Black community,
he wavered. Robaina commit-

ted to both. This is not about
deal-making by any means. I
have treated this the way Hilary
Clinton did with Barack Obama.
She wanted to make sure that
some of her people were given a
chance to be part of the Presi-
dent's administration. I want the
same for Blacks here in Miami.
The bottom line is Robaina has
reached out to the Black com-

continued from 1A

red-handed. In much of the vid-
eo, Brutus can be seen accept
ing an envelope stuffed with
cash from Chelminsky, while he
bragged about how he can in
fluence the way the city council
Along with the money Bru-

tus mentioned that he would
give to other people, he also ac-
cepted an additional $500 from
Chelminsky for his personal
I Brutus, 31, Pierre's re-elec-
tion campaign manager, was
arrested in March on charges
of unlawful compensation, after
the tape clearly shows him ac-
cepting the money.

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clusions are not surprising to
me because I have been in com
munication with Paul Philip
and the city manager through-
out the process," he said. "It's
important that citizens realize
that in preparing the report,
those who were interviewed
were people who had a negative
perception of the department or
felt that it was not operating the
way it should. Also, the report
specifically compared the last
year of John Timoney's tenure
with the first year of mine. In
both instances there with eight
discharge of firearms, cases
which do not include acciden-
tal discharges. In other words,
there were no differences be-
tween the way things happened
in his last year and in my

first year."
Exposito added that his re-
port responded to every point
that was raised by citizens,
elected officials and the media
as they were raised in Philip's
"One thing his report left out
that I chose to address wras of-
ficer morale," he said. "Contrary
to what some have said, morale
within the department is up
and complaints from citizens
are down even more so in the
Black community. We have been
able to solve more crimes by
teaming our uniformed officers
with detectives. And that's de-
spite salary cuts and reductions
in benefits."

Exposito added that he offered

only cursory remarks to the po-
lice-involved shootings because
the majority of the cases have
not been closed.
"There are times when the
Department must balance the
public's right to be informed
and its responsibility to avoid
compromising an investigation,"
he wrote in his response.
"I get beat up a lot in the me-
dia but that's to be expected," he
said. "Overall we have the sup-
port of the community and re-
cent awards that indicate we are
doing a good job of community
policing. Now as the summer
approaches and students take
a break from school, we have to
make some adjustments in our
priorities. For one, we are going
to put the curfew back in place.
And just as we have done in the
past, we will be looking for sum-
mer programs that can keep our

youth involved in positive activi-
ties and off of our street corners.
To do that we'll need the contin-
ued support of parents and pas-
tors from the community."

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with a master's degree. Later,
the board changed its mind,
citing his experience as a re-
placing qualification for a
graduate degree.
Notter, who was hired four
years ago, announced his

retirement in March on the
heels of a grand jury report
that spoke out against the
district for wasteful spending
and the school board's inter-
ference in day-to-day opera-
tions. Notter said his decision
to quit was made with his
family in mind.
The school board also ap-

proved a contract for J. Paul
Garland, the district's new
general counsel, replacing
Ed Marko who retired last
year after 42 years with the
district. The search for a per-
manent superintendent will
continue. They say their goal
is to have that leader hired by

continued from 1A

She adds the town hall meet-
ing may be of interest to those
beyond her district, as some
legislation, including House
Bill. (HB) 353, will affect both
City and County residents.
HB 353 requires the Depart-
ment of Children and Families
to perform a drug test on an
applicant for Tem orary As-
sistance for Needy Families
(TPANF) benefits.
"The recipients will have to
pay for their own drug screen-
ings," she said. "Look at all of
the damage that Scott has al-
ready started."
Anyone who tests positive
for controlled substances will
lose their TANF benefits for one
However, the eligibility of

their children will not be affect-
ed as long as the parent desig-
nates another protective payee
who will be required to undergo
drug screening as well.
Another hot button issue that
Stafford will address is pension
reform. Senate Bill (SB) 2100
and HB 1405 passed and now
requires employees in the Flor-
ida Retirement System to pay
three percent of their salaries
into their retirement accounts.
Employees will face high-
er retirement ages and their
accounts will no longer col-
lect co st- of-living-adj ustment
Starting July 1st.
"Teachers and state employ-
ees will have to work longer and
be older before they are able
to retire," Stafford said. "They
used to be able to retire after
working 30 years, but now it's
33 years. In the past they could

retire at: the age of 62, but that
has been raised to 65."
Stafford says she is pleased
that legislation related to the
requirements for school board
membership (AB 778/HB 307)
failed, because it would have re-
quired the Miami-Dade County
School Board to condense the
number of single-member dis-
tricts from nine to seven and
add two at-large, countywide
"We fought hard to get single
member districts," she said.
"If this measure had passed,
Black students would have
been the real losers."
Staffordc plans to also lead
discussion on crime and vio-
lence in Miami and their im-
pact on the Black community
during the town hall meeting.

continued from 1A

features a variety of activi-
ties, classes and seminars
for different age groups in
ciuding Youth' Congress ac-
tivities, Adult Devotional
Talk, Missionary Education,
Christian Women's Health,
Black Church/Black Theolo-
gy, Christian Evangelism and
Church Growth, Christian
Marriage and Performance
Arts Ministries,
Tfhe Congress will also fea-
ture an oratorical contest for
higih school seniors and .ju-
niors withl prizes ranging from
$1,000) to $3,000.

In addition to the more tra-
ditional offerings, this year's
Congress will also feature a
Spoken Word Cafe at the Bro-
ward County Convention Cen-
ter on Wednesday, June 15th
and will feature local artist,
Rebecca "Butterfly" Vaughns.
The spoken word poet de-
scribes being chosen to per-
form at the 105th National
Black Congress as "an h~onor."
And while her poetry spans a
variety of content from spiri-
tual topics to the more mun-
dane, Vaughns says her goal
is always to enlighten her au-
"My main mission when I
deliver words is that someone

is moved, inspired and uplift-
ed and their eyes are opened
a little wider than when they
came into the room," said
Vaughns, who will be releas-
ing her eighth spoken word
CD later this month.
In addition to the Spoken
Word Cafe, every night of the
Congress will feature talents
such as Miami's choir director
Melvin Dawson, singer Nor-
man Hutchins and Grammy
and Stellar winner Beverly
Cr-awford along with comedian
Mark Gregor-y.
The week's festivities will be
the second time the annual
National Baptist Congress has
been held in South Florida.

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Congratulations from
Anita and Michael Onayemi

Barry University

From Family and Friends.

[ School of Advanced
7 Studies, Miami, FL

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future endeavors.
Christ Apostolic Church,

s Skyway Elementory School

~Received a record of 11 awards
** for her academic and extracurrico-
lar achievements, Assistant Princi-
pals Award, Perfect Attendance,
Sunshine State Readers and two
music area awards. She served as
the Mistress of Ceremony for the
Fifth Grade Promotion.
She's a member of the "Delta Vio-

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1 etty Gray and Irving Seymour
Keep reaching for the stars!
~*~ ~;~-:' ~ rWe Love You! Family

Miami Jackson High

We are so proud of you.
Mommy, Junia, and Family.

Dr. Michael M. Krop

May God continue to bless you.
love your family.

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To my baby girl,
as you enter life newest journey
continue to cherish your visions
and follow your dreams.

May God bless youl .
From your loving father, Breeze

Florida International University

Together you exhibited Will, Desire, Determination, Perseverance
Together You Achieved. God and Family first.
Love, The Family

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School, Miami, FL

Congratulations from the pastor
and the entire congregation,
Best of luck in all
your future endeavors.
Christ Apostolic Church,

Dr. Michael Krop High
School, Miami, FL

Congratulations from
the pastor
and the entire congregation.
Best of luck in all your
future endeavors.
Christ Apostolic Church,

West Broward High School
Pembrdke Pines, FL

Congratulations from
the pastor
and the entire congregation.
Best of luck in all your future
Christ Apostolic Church,

William T McFatter Tech
High School, Davie, FL

Congratulations from the
pastorand the entire
Best of luck in all your
future endeavors.
Christ Apostolic Church,

Florida Internaltional University

Robert is the son of the
late, Rhonda J. Washington,
grandson of Eolyn and
Robert Jones and god son
of Emma Durden.
Robert recently
graduated with a
degree in computer

Congrat laions,enmtrgPaul.

MCLEAN, Va., PRNewswire -
This month, millions of young
adults across the country will cel-
ebrate their graduation froin high
school. To mark this achievement
and help them prepare for the
next chapter in their lives, many
graduates will receive monetary
gifts from family and friends. Ac-
cording to a new survey of high
school seniors sponsored by Capi-
tal One Financial Corporation, 75
percent of this year's graduates
expect to receive gift money for
their graduation. Yet only 19 per-
cent of seniors polled have created
a budget and mapped out a plan
for the cash, and only 45 percent
of survey respondents plan to put

their graduation gift money in
savings. The survey results sug-
gest that graduation season is an
ideal time for parents and gradu-
ating students to have important
conversations about money man-
agement and financial decision-
making, allowing graduates to
make the most of their money as
they set out into the "real world."
"Good financial habits and
decision-making skills are cru-
cial building blocks for economic
success, and it's never too early -
or too late to talk about smart
money management," said Shelley
Solheim, Director of Financial Ed-
ucation at Capital One. "Gradua-
tion marks a milestone achieve-

ment and a time of change in life,
and money certainly comes in
handy to help new graduates meet
new needs and responsibilities.
We encourage parents to take ad-
vantage of opportunities to talk
to their teens about finances,
particularly as high school se-
niors graduate and embark upon
the next phase of their lives."
Most students (87 percent) re-
port that their parents are their
primary resource for informa-
tion about money management
and personal finance issues, but
only 22 percent of high school
seniors polled report that they
talk to their par-ents about mon-
ey management frequentlyly" An-

other 44 percent say that they
"sometimes ask their parents
questions" about personal fi-
nance. The survey suggests that
parents' efforts to teach their
kids about money have a signifi-
cant impact on their teens' con-
fidence regarding money man-
agement skills:
About half of all high school
seniors surveyed believe that
they are "highly" or "very knowl-
edgeable" about personal fi-
nance, but of the students who
report frequent conversations
about money with their parents,
70 percent rate themselves as
highly or very knowledgeable
about personal finance.

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Dwyane Wade is naturally
focused on winning a second
NBA title these days. But
when he takes off his Miami
Heat jersey after each game,
Wade resumes the duties of
being a single father to his
sons, Zaire and Zion,
Wade recently served as a
contributing writer for News-
week and offered insight on
how he balances an NBA ca-
reer and single fatherhood.
"There are a few words that
come to mind when I think
about the past few years of
my life: challenging, reward-
ing, transformative -- they
roll off the tip of my tongue
in an instant. In the span of
a year, my two good friends
LeBron James and Chris Bosh
joined me on the Miami Heat,
I struggled through a painful,
public divorce and I became

the full-time parent to my two
young sons, Zaire and Zion.
"I've had some ups and
downs lately but the memories
of the unpleasant times disap-
pear quickly, in part because
of moments like the one re-
cently when I was able to sur-
prise my younger son, Zion,
at his school with cupcakes
for~ his fourth birthday. It was
the day after we'd won the
Eastern Conference finals, but
that victory couldn't compare
with the huge smile on 2'ion's
face at that moment.
"I was seriously motivated
to be a full-time parent for my
sons. My mother and father
weren't together when I was
a kid growing up in Chicago
and early on my mother fell
victim to drug abuse. At nine-
years-old, I moved in with my
father because my mother
could no longer care for me,
Looking back, I now see so

many similarities between my
own childhood and that of my
sons. My father stepped in
when I needed him and that
gave me the chance for a bet-
ter life. That's what I'm doing
for my boys now.
"All children need their
fathers, but boys especially
need fathers to teach them
how to be men. I remember
wanting that so badly before
I went to live with my dad. I
wanted someone to teach me
how to tie a tie and walk the
walk, things only a man can
teach a boy. Of course, back
then, I never could have imag-
ined being in the same situ-
ation someday with my own
kids. My dad and I bumped
heads a lot we were so
alike, both of us born com-
petitors. My older son, Zaire,
is exactly the same way. We'll
battle on the court when I'm
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CGCC hosts summer concert series

By Kaila Heard
kheard@ @miamitimesonline .coml

On Thursday, June 9, more
than 450 people witnessed the
musical prowess of the legend-
ary Count Basie Orchestra at
the inaugural installment of
the 26th season of Coral Ga-
bles Congregational Church's
(CGCC) Summer Concert Se-
Among this season's line

drews on Thursday, July 21;
renowned drummer and per-
cussionists of the Shannon
Powell Quartet on Thursday,
'August 4; and jazz vocalist,
Marlena Shaw on Thursday,
August 18.
Mark Hart, the executive and
artistic director of the church,
chooses talented jazz and clas
sical musicians based on a va-
riety of reasons.
The acts are chosen "thro gh
out the year [by] keepingugmy

BV Samuel G. Freedman

Amid the grandeur and per-
inanence of St. Patrick's Cathe-
dral, they marched down the
aisle in pairs, the graduating
seniors of Rice High School in
Harlem. They were the 70th
commencement class in the
school's history, the latest to
bear the venerable epithet of
being "Rice men."
All those trappings of longev-
ity, the bronze doors and mr-
ble pulpit and stained glass,
were illusory. The graduation
ceremony on May 27 was the
last ever for Rice, which is be-
ing closed, and the event was
most significant as a symbol of
the continuing contraction of
Roman Catholic education in
the urban settings where it has
been most needed.
Over the last half-century,
the number of Catholic schools
has fallen to 7,000 from about
13,000, and their enrollment
to barely two million children
from more than five million. A
disproportionate share of the
damage has come in big cities,
So when a landmark topples
as Rice did and as Cardinal
Dougherty High School did in
Philadelphia last year, and as
Daniel Murphy High School did
in Los Angeles two years before
that it ought to provoke more
than sentimentality or tears. It
ought to sound an alarm about
a slow-motion crisis in Ameri-
can education.

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yOur memory with an

in memoriam or a

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in Our obituary section.

Cal ClRSsified 305-694-6225


~I~eliim ,ies

New Birth Baptist Church
Cathedral of -Faith Interna-
tional, under the leadership
of founding senior pastor
and teacher, Bishop Victor
T. Curry, is celebrating their
20th anniversary from June
1 through June 20.
With a theme of "Power
2011-2012," weekly services
will begin at 7 p.m. and Sat-
urday services will, begin at 9
Since its founding in 1991,
the church has grown to in-
clude more than 17,000
members and represents
a multi-cultural ministry
headquartered in North Mi-
"I. have no explanation
about w\h\ God has favored
me and favored NewV Bxrth
[Baptist] Church." said Cur-
According to the minister,
the church's goals has re-
nmained the same since its in-
ception .
"Basically the Lord ga'e
me a vision of trying to be as
close to the biblical model of
a newi testament church and
that w~as basically a holistic

Bishop Jones

approach to church. [New
Birth's] approach is to minis-
ter to the whole person," he
The church is now able
to provide weekly worship
services and Bible study in
multiple locations, via the
Internet, radio and TV, and,
through entities including
the first Black-owned and op-
erated 24 hour gospel station
in South Florida, AM1490
WMBM.com, Vision to Victory
Human Services Corporation,
Christine Curry Child Devel-
opment Center, Dr. John A.
Mlclinney- Christian Acade-
my, Dr. E.V. Hill Bible College
and New Birth Enterprise.
The celebration culminates
on .June 20 with national re-
cording artist Kim Burrell
and the New Birth Choirs mn
All events for the anniver-
sary of New Birth Baptist
Church will be held at 2300
NW 135th Street and are free
and opert to the community.
For more information
please call 305-685-3700 or
toll-free 1-800-z54-NBBC or
visit wnwl\.nbbcmlami~org.

invites you to

ear to the ground and seeing
who's out there performing,
artists I've experienced person-
ally, and who's up and ~coming
in the jazz and classical world,"
he explained.
Since its inception in 1985,
more than 62,000 people have
been entertained at the Sum-
mer Concert Series.
In addition to the annual
summer events, the Coral Ga-
bles Congregational Church
also offers several community
arts program throughout the
year including the Young Mu-
sicians' Orchestra, the All-Star
Jazz Ensemble, and music

The church's strong support
of the arts comes from the con_
nection between art and spiri-
tuality, according to Hart.
"[CGCC] has always held the
belief that music and the arts
is a way to the creator," he said.
All Summer Concerts begin
at 8 p.m. General tickets are
$30 each in advance and $35
at the door.
The Coral Gables Congre-
gational Church is located at
3010 De Soto Boulevard in
Coral Gables.
For more information, please
call 305-448-7421 ext 153.

Faith Evan~gellsrl Praise
and W'orship Int1 mminsties.
7770 NW 23 A\enue, under
the leadership of` Bishop Dr.
D.N Jones cordially inv-ite you
~o our 2011 Oreater Harvest
Convecntion. June 20-26 at 8
p.m nightly.

.Revival at Faith
Rerlat Faith Temple
COGIC. 1520 NWV 79 Street,
on Wedn~esday hroulgh Frida~,
June 15. 16j, and 17.
The theme Is Times of Re-
freshing, Acts 3-19, speaker,
Bishop Warren Mi. Copeland of
Queren Creek, Arizona

Gospel Y~outh Explosion.
Saturday. June 25 at 6 p.m.
Special guest minister of mu-
sic Derrick Smith of Tampa
and prophetess Keny;atta J.
Day of Mliamri Gardens.
Come out and celebrate God
nith us.

Temple COGIC
Come one come all w~here the
table Is spread.
We Intate you to come out
and ex-perience anointed ser-
For more information, feel
free to call Mlother Shirley Pitts
at 305-634~-;221.

Richard Ferry/The New York Times
IRice High School's final commencement, at St. Patrick's Cathedral.Virtually every graduat-
ing senior is bound for college.

To grasp what is being lost,
one needed only to look through
the roster in the graduation pro-
gram for Rice. With a student
body that is 98 percent Black
.or Hispanic, with 80 percent of
its students requiring financial
aid, virtually every graduating
senior was bound for college:
Penn, Cincinnati, Holy Cross,
Fairfield, lona. Four of the Rice
meh had received scholarships
in excess of $150,000. (Full
disclosure: I wrote the intro-

duction to a 2009 book about
Rice, "The Street Stops Here,"
by Patrick McC10skey.)
"It's unbelievable that you
have a school that graduates
100 percent of the kids and
sends them to college and shuts
the door," said Skip Branch, a
basketball coach at the school.
His own son, Floyd, graduated
from Rice in 2002 and went on
to Middlebury College with a
full academic scholarship.
Even as he congratulated the
latest crop, Branch passed out

fliers on the cathedral steps
urging Rice families to call the
Archdiocese of New York to pro-
test. Nearby, shortly before the
ceremony began, two dozen se-
niors broke into a spontaneous
chant: "Save Rice! Save Rice!"

Well within earshot was Ste-
ven Strong, a bus driver and
the father of three Rice stu-
dents. His eldest, Steve, is a se-
nior at Penn State. The middle
Please turn to CATHOLIC 14B

BV John Blake

If you're a famous pastor who
has just survived a sex scandal,
laid off church staff and lost a
chunk of your congregation,
what do you do to move for-
If you're Bishop Eddie Long,
you announce that your church
is expanding.
Long, senior pastor of New
Birth Missionary Church out-
side Atlanta, Georgia, has
announced that his church
is opening two new satellite
churches and is asking parish-
ioners to donate up to $1,000
to support the expansion, ac-
cording to The Atlanta Journal

Long's announcement
comes two weeks after
an out of court settle-
ment: with four young
men who accused him
of using his spiritual
authority to coerce
them into sexual rela-
tionships. The timing of
Long's announcement
prompted me to ask
sever-al public relations

S"By expanding with
1 satellite churches,
BLr iNew Birth is continu-
c, ing to do what God
has called the min-
istry to do," Franklin
c- said mna statement.
The public rela-
tions experts who re-
sponded to my query
,NG thought otherwise.
"Long needs to re-
build and repair his brand if
that is even possible before he
can think about expanding it,"
said branding strategist Adam
Hanft, CEO of Hanft Projects.
Hanft says Long may claim
that no charges were ever
proven against him in court,
but that will not earn him

much sympathy.
"No corporation or politician
today can buy much slack by
appealing to a loophole," Hanft
says. "Churches have even less
wiggle room. What's going to
happen here is that everyone
other than his hard-core base
of supporters will peel off from
him he will have enormous
difficulty in attracting new
Angie Schuller Wyatt, a pas-
tor and therapist whose father
was ousted from his ministry
at the Crystal Cathedral mega-
church in Southern California,
says Long's attention should be
focused on his own congrega-
tion in Atlanta.
Please turn to LONG 15B


and church experts a question:
How should Long or any
other pastor act after a scan-
Art Franktlin, a spokesman
for Long, says the pastor is sim-
ply acting as a minister should.
H-e's helping New Birth fulfill its

13B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE15-21, 2011

New Birth honors

azo-year ]history

The Count Basie Orchestra were the first acts in the annual Coral Gables Congregational
Church Summer Concert Series.

G-len David Andrews

Need grows as Catholic schools close


Great Harvest Convention

Bishop Eddie Long opens more churcheS

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Modern parochial schools are no longer sustainable 1 p

Good parenting skills determined by several factors

continued feom 12B

Campbell, Miami Mayor To-
mas Regalado, Chef Irie Spice
and City of Miami Fire Chief
Maurice Camp among others.
"This year we plan to really
make this a blow out event "
said Akua Scott, the event's
project manager. "We've got-
ten some really great people
to donate their time."
Although, participating
chefs are not required to pay to
show off their culinary skills,
they are required to donate
the groceries for the food they
cook, which has to be enough
to feed at least 30 people.
According to Scott, dishes
typically range from seafood
fare to vegetarian dishes.
"We [will] have something for
everyone," Scott explained.
Last year, Bishop James
Adams, the senior pastor of
Overtown's St. John Insti-
tutional Missionary Baptist
Church, impressed the crowd
with his recipes.
"Last year, I cooked smoked
chicken breast with a home-
made sweet potato garnish
and everybody was drooling,"
said Adams, who credits his

Brownsville MB C plans major future renovations


father that you should be to most in tears as she related
your children, I applaud and how touching it was to see
commend you. A friend told these men participate in this
me of a program that she spectacular show with their
attended with her daughters. I was also
neighbor a short almost moved to tears
time ago. Her neigh- ~ lll ~ aas I pictured this event,
bor's daughter was a Oh, how I wish that I
participant in a pro- ~f rC Cwould hear more sto-
gram where the lit- 6 ~--' ries like that one! Un-
tie girls dressed up 4g fortunately, I have
in their ballet finery ~P~~ J Cheard too many men
and danced with sdmA ay that they are not a
their fathers. The ~~ InR part of their kids' lives
girls twirled and bowed and because of the babies' mom-
put on quite a show for their mas. They either don't like
audience. The fathers danced her, or her new man, or are
and twirled as well with their angry that they are on child
little ones. My friend was al- support. Come on guys! It's

not about you, or the baby's
momma, or her man, or the
government it's about your -
yes, your kids!
Fortunately, there is a Fa-
ther who loves us uncondi-
tionally, and even if you grew
up without a father in your
life as I did, this Father will
never lie, disappoint, or aban-
don you. This Father does not
need the law to provide for
his children. He is Jehovah
Jireh He provides because
he wants to, not because the
State's Attorney Office re-
quires him to do so.
If you are a dad who has
been out of touch with your

kids, and not doing as you
should do better,
If you are a dad who has
been there for his kids, then
God bless you, and keep on
doing what you've been doing.
If you are a child, even
an adult child, who has not
known the love and care of
an earthly father, then please
don't allow your heart to be
hardened or broken. You can-
not control how someone feels
about you. You cannot make
someone love you. But with
Father God, you don't need
to. He is your Father and he
loves you dearly.
Happy Father's Day!

This Sunday is Father's
Day. Allow me to wish all of
you fathers and those who sit
in fathers' positions whether
as a biological dad or not a
wonderful day. I know that
not as much publicity or mar-
keting is given to Father's
Day as Mother's Day. There
are a few reasons for this,

but it cannot be argued that
most homes have a mother
present, who is very much
a part of the makeup of the
family structure. Sadly, this
is not always the case writh a
father's presence.
But for those of you men
who do not allow statistics
to deter you from being the


community to their Father's
Day event on June 19 at 5

SRunning for Jesus Out-
reach Youth MVinistries will
be celebrating their first Anni-
versary and will feature a Jubi-
lee Praise and Rap Celebration
on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. 786-
704-5216. .

SNew Life Family Worship
Center hosts a Bible Study ev-
ery Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-

SAll That God Is Interna-
tional Outreach Centers in-
vites the community to their
Glory of God Anointed Choir's
TIhe Way, The Truth and the

Life Church of Praise' musical
on June 25 at 6 p.m. A $15
donation is requested. 786-
255-1509, 786-709-0656.

SEmmanuel MJissionary
Baptist Church is hosting a
Father's Day Concert on June
19 at 5 p.m. The church also
invites family and friends to
their Worship Service every
Sunday at 11 a.m. 786-704-

SThe Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to worship ser-
vice on Sundays at 9 a.m.
and 11 a.m. and their Minis-
try In Action outreach service
that provides free: hot meals,
dry goods, and clothes every
Thursday at 7 p.m. Visit www.

faithchurch4you.com or call

SSet Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ of the
Apostolic Faith Church, Inc.,
will be having a workshop on
Homosexuality and the Bible
on June 18, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.

SThe Youth In Action
Group invites you to their
"Saturday Night Live Totally
Radical Youth Experience" Ov-
ery Saturday, 10 p.m. mid-
night. 561-929-1518.

SRedemption Missionary
Baptist Church holds a Fish
Dinner every Friday and Sat-
urday; a Noon Day Prayer Ser-

vice every Saturday; and In-
troduction Computer Classes
every Tuesday and Thursday at
11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reverend
Willie McCrae, 305-770-7064
or Mother Annie Chapman,

SA Mission with a New
Beginning Church mem-
bers 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.

Church Notes. (faith/family
calendar): Submit all events by
Monday, 2 p.m. phone: 305-
694-6216; fax: 305-757-5770;
e-mail: kheard@miamitimeson-
line. comn.

SMt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church invites you
to attend their Vacation Bible
School June 27 July 1, 9
a.m. 12 p.m. 305-751- 5846 .

SNew Beginning Church
of Deliverance of all Nations
welcomes you to their Sun-
day School Services at 10 a.m.
and 11 a.m.; Bible Study every.
Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Prayer
Service at 7 p.m. on Fridays;
and Sabbath Service on Satur-
days at 11 a.m.

SMemorial Temple Mis-

sionary Baptist Church in-
vites the community to their
Annual Women's Conference/
Revival, June 16 at 7 p.m.,
June 17 at 7 p.m., June 18 at 9
a.m. and June 19 at 7:30 a.m.
and 11 a.m. 305-625-1606.

SCenturion Apostolic In-
ternational Ministries, Inc.'s
Poetry In Motion presents "A
Night of Dance" on June 24 at
6 p.m. A donation of $10 for
admission is requested. 305-

STree of Life invites the

continued from 13B

one, Dominick, would be grad-
uating on this evening. And the
youngest, Damian well, as a
sophomore at Rice he was now
an educational orphan.
Strong said, "For a school to
be there for so many years and
close at such a crucial time ..."
He never finished the sentence.
There are reasons, of course,
for closing Rice and schools
like it, and those reasons fall
into a familiar pattern: decline
ing enrollment; less money
from parish or diocesan cof-
fers; far fewer clergy members
to serve as an unpaid adminis-
trative and teaching force; an-
nual tuition that, typically in
the mid-four figures, is too ex
pensive for many working-poor
and working-class families yet

far short of actual per-student
costs. .
In the case of Rice, another
even grimmer factor played a
role in the closing. The Chris-
tian Brothers religious order,
which founded and operated
Rice, filed for bankruptcy in
late April, collapsing under the
weight of payments to victims
of sexual abuse by the order's
members, particularly in the
Seattle area.
With the exception of the mo-
lesting scandal in the Catholic
Church, though, most of the
obstacles for Catholic schools
have been amply visible for de-
cades. The dioceses, religious
' orders or parishes that run
schools have had no reason to
be blindsided.

"Rice is the victim of a busi-

ness model that is no longer
sustainable," said Francis J.
Butler, president of Founda-
tions and Donors Interested in
Catholic Activities, a philan-
thropic group that is involved
in education. "It's a case study
for so many similarly situated
schools. It shows how neces-
sary it is for these schools to
have a broader base of resourc-
es, of partners to carry the
However belatedly, parts of
Catholic clergy and laity have
tried to develop new models. The
Nativity Miguel and Cristo Rey
networks have opened dozens
of small, academically intensive
middle and high schools. The
Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago
provides Catholic schools there
with scholarship money, in-
kind services like construction,
and ties to arts organizations,

among other benefits. Arizona
gives a tax credit to individu-
als who donate money for tu-
ition assistance through state-
certified groups, including one
funneling such aid to Catholic-
school families.
None of these efforts, promis-
ing and idealistic as they may
be, have come close to halting,
much less reversing, the pat-
tern of retrenchment. While 34
new Catholic schools opened in
the 2010-1 academic year, 172
closed or were consolidated,
and nearly 2,000 had a waiting
list for admission, according to
data from the National Catho-
lic Educational Association.
The 24 Cristo Rey high schools
together have 6,500 pupils -
only a couple of hundred more
than Philadelphia's Cardinal
Dougherty High alone had at
its height ill the 1960s.

mother and grandmother for
his culinary prowess.
But in addition to the good
food offered at Real Men Cook,
Adams, who is also participat-
ing at this year's festival, also
praises the event for raising
awareness of positive men in
the neighborhood.
"We work, we provide for our
families and we lead in the
community and I just think
that's important for us to be
visible," he explained.
In addition to the food, there
will also be other activities for
guests to enjoy including a
basketball contest, raffle and
entertainment provided by the
gospel band, Sensere.
Proceeds from the event will
be used to support the Bela-
fonte TACOLCY's various com-
munity service programs.
Interested community chefs
can still volunteer their ser-
vices until Friday, June 17.
The event will be held June
19. General admission for
the public is $20 for adults
and $12 for children under
For more information about
TACOLCY's Real Men Cook
event, call 305-751-1295. ext.

continued from 12B .

both parents are at home, yet
does the Black community's
high out-of-wedlock rate au-
tomatically mean that Black
children will be less cared
"Our book, The Myth of the
Missing Black Father (and
Coles' book The Best Kept Se-
cret: Black Single Fathers),
shows that many Black men
are parenting under numer-
ous constraints," explained

Roberta Coles, the co-editor
of "The Myth of the Missing
Black Father."
According to the National
Fatherhood Initiative, nearly
64 percent of Black children
live in "father-absent homes."
There have been cries in re-
cent years about the need for
more involvement for fathers
in their children's lives, in-
volvement that Black fathers
may already be working to-
According to Coles, several
studies have shown that "non-

resident" Black fathers are
more likely than other races to
provide at least some support
for their child such as in the
form of daily childcare chores.
As gender and family roles
become more fluid, the ques-
tion of exactly what mothers,
children and families them-
selves expect, want and need
from fathers is becoming
more important.
Roland Warren, head of
the National Fatherhood Ini-
tiative, said being a good fa-
ther starts with "location, lo-

cation, location."
In other words, the closer
a father lives to his children
will determine how involved
and how much of an active
parent he will be in their
According to research con-
ducted by the Princeton Uni-
versity, among unwed fathers,
those who are more likely to
stay involved with their child
tend to be better educated,
identify with the father's role
and have good relationships
with the child's mother.

continued from 12B

self to ministerial duties, the
work of a pastor is notorious
for being relentless with du-
ties that span every day of the
Yet McCullough does not al-
low his never ending responsi-
bilities some of them which
can be emotionally draining -
to fatigue him.
He explained further, "I don't
allow my mind to say it weighs
on me because if I do that, that
contradicts God because He
says He'll supply your every
To help remain healthy and
energetic mentally and emo-
tionally about his duties, Mc-
Cullough has built a strong
support system involving the
community. In addition to re-
lying upon several. brothers-
in-ministry, McCullough also
confides in his family.
"My wife and mother have re-
ally played an intricate part in
my pastoring support wise,"
he explained.
Brownsville Missionary
Baptist Church hosted a Pre-
Ground Breaking Celebration
on June 14 at 7:30 p.m. with
Reverend Keith Butler of Logos
Baptist Church as the featured

for us, then you .can't care,
you've got to care for yourself
more'," he explained.
His belief of being able to help
yourself partly undergirds his
ministry's philosophy of help-
ing the surrounding commu-
"I want to be the pastor of
Brownsville not just the pas-
tor of Brownsville [Missionary]
Baptist Church," the minister
Toward that aim, McCullough
makes sure to educate himself
about the surrounding commu-
nity. Among some of the more
distressing facts about his
neighbors is that the median
income of Brownsville is slight
ly less than $23,000, while the
state's is more than double that
with over $44,000.
Partly in order to address
some of these needs, Browns-
ville Missionary Baptist Church
will begin building a new sanc-
tuary in the coming months.
The new facility will include
enough room for classrooms
for pre-kindergarten and after-
school care programs for chil-

a a 1

tionship with her one day too,
because I know how much it
meant to me to see my parents
get along as time went on.
"I can't say what we'll do for
Father's Day because since
my sons came to live with me
about two months ago, every
day has been like Father's Day.
I just want people men,
and men of color in particular
- to hear my story and know
that their children need them
and that it's their responsibil-
ity to be there for them. We
have to step up as men and
do our part. There are no ex-

continued from 12B

39 and he's 19. He's nine now
and he's grown up with basket-
ball. Zion could take it or leave
it, which is cool by me.
"Thankfully, I've gotten a lot
of support from my mother,
sister and others in taking
care of my boys and making
their new living arrangements
a smooth and happy transi-
tion. Going forward, I want my
sons to have a healthy rela-
tionship with their mother and
that's something we're working
on. I hope to have a great rela-

at 2775 N.W. 60th Street "
According to McCullough, the
planned affordable day care
will be one way to help neigh-
boring parents to pursue work
of bettering themselves while
easing the financial burden of
child support.
"I'm actively searching for
ways to empower the people,"
he said.

Although McCullough was a
devoted church member all his
life, he never considered the

ministry for himself. Yet after
receiving the call several years
ago, he has steadily served as
a deacon and a couple of as-
sociate pastor positions, before
becoming the senior pastor of
Brownsville MBC a year ago.
Since then the pastor, who
was born and raised in the
Brownsville community, has
been able to devote himself
completely to the ministry
without working secular jobs.
While being a full-time min-
ister allows him to apply him-

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Happy Father's Day!

1.ast ~yearseveral men in the community jurticipated as
chefs and tasters at TAC OLCY's popular Real Men Cook event.

Chefs provide role models

Wade: Men must step up

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_ 15B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE15-21, 2011

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continued frorn 13B

"Leaving a broken congrega
tion to build a new one is theo-
logically irresponsible," says
Wyatt, granddaughter of Rob-
ert H. Schuller, the founder of
the Crystal Cathedral. "It's like
sending all your money to care
for another family while your
own family starves."
Since the four men's lawsuits
against him and New Birth
went public last September,
Long's congregation has faced
tough times.
In February, Long became en-
tangled in a dispute with an en-
trepreneur over what Long said
was $1 million in "sour" invest
ments made by New Birth mem-
bers. Long asked the entrepre-

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Senior citizen lives her life well

Families take to

streets to fight


Neighborhood Housing
Services of South Florida
(NHSSF), a nonprofit organi-
zation dedicated to promoting
responsible homeownership
and NeighborWorks chartered
member, highlighted its ongo-
ing revitalization efforts in the
Miami community of Browns-
ville for this year's Neighbor-
Works Week, taking place
during June 4 to June 11. In
conjunction with the national
NeighborWorks organization,
NHSSF invited South Florid-
iaris to participate in a series
of events that showcase the
revitalization of Brownsville,
share the story of the com-
munity's past, present and
bright future and illustrate
NHSSF's commitment to the
Brownsville community.
One of the events was the
Walking Tour of Brownsville,
which took place on Thurs-
day June 9. Invited members
of the community participat-

ed to the organization from the
Neighborhood Stabilization
Program federal grant (NSP2)
in 2010. These homes will be
rehabilitated, receive "green"
features and will be sold to
interested homebuyers. Along
the tour walkers also saw
some of the homes that were
transformed on this year's
Annual Community Paint &
Beautification Day, that oc-
curred on March 12, 2011 as
well as some of the dehabili-
tated homes still in need on
NHSSF's revitalization efforts.
"Our goal with the tour was
to reintroduce Brownsville to
South Floridians as a com-
mumity in transition, while the
needs are great, with a little in-
tervention we can make this a
community of choice for many
families," says Power said.
The tour concluded at Jef-
ferson Reaves Sr. Park and
walkers were invited to partic-
ipate in the Brownsville Civic
Association meeting to learn
about some of the issues fac-
ing the community and meet
with residents passionate
about seeing change in their

ai ..l s I I)'
rA-h ; i-

ed in a grassroots excursion
through an area in transi-
tion. Lead by NHSSF's Com-
munity Building and Orga-
nizing Director, Benjii Power,
walkers learned the historical
significance of Brownsville to
the South Florida community,

were introduced to the cur-
rent revitalization efforts of
NHSSF and met with several
homeowners in the area.
The tour kicked off at the
first of ten foreclosed homes
that were recently purchased
by NHSSF using funds award-

BV Charisma Ilews

The International Commu-
nion of Evangelical Churches
(ICEC). That's the name of a

minst=e tha hoe 'P and
swer the international cry for
urban churches to participate
in both evangelism and com-
munity transformation."
Bishop Harry Jackson found-
ed ICEC to create a structure for
church planting, foreign mis-
sions and societal impact start-
ing with the U.'S., but eventu-
ally reaching around the world.
The founding churches be-
lieve there must be a balance
between the foundational work
of evangelism along with disci-
pleship and the 'prophetic work'
of speaking out nationally on
matters of public policy.
"ICEC believes that America
needs a Third Great Awakening
in which the indigenous church
of America returns to its bibli-
cal design," says Jackson, pres-
ident of the High Impact Lead-
ership Coalition and pastor of
New Hope Christian Church
in the Washington, D.C., area.
"Farrakhan is right about one
thing. Somebody needs to re-

pent. The clergy needs to lead
the way to renewing America by
repenting and changing their
personal and moral direction."
At a recent press conference,
IcEeC1 mearskadrs 1 e bmoat
rakhan of the Nation of Islam,
who, on May 17, offered words
of "warning" to America's spiri-
tual leaders as he addressed
the American Clergy Leadership
Conference's prayer breakfast
in Chicago. Jackson suggested
that the controversial leader's
comments on America's spiri-
tual condition were warranted,
but explained that the ICEC will
point the nation toward biblical
The group aims to draw lead-
ers from across broad ethnic
and theological streams, includ-
ing in its founding leadership
Blacks, Caucasians, Hispan-
ics and international leaders.
Jackson's fellow ICEC leaders
include Bishop Joseph Mattera
(New York City,), Bishop Eu-
gene Reeves (Woodbridge, Va.),
Bishop J. Alan Neal (Ramstein,
Germany), Rev. Dr. Larry Palm-
er (Waldorf, Md.), Rev. Aubrey
Shines (Tampa, Fla.) and Rev.
Kyle Searcy (Montgomery, Ala.).

BV Laura Landro

Can a virtual nurse named
Louise help keep patients from
landing back in the hospital af-
ter they are discharged?
The animated character on a
computer screen, who explains
medical instructions, is one of
several new strategies hospitals
are using to help patients make
the transition to home, includ-
ing sending patients off with
a "Home with Meds" packet of
medications and having real-
life case managers and nurses
monitor patients by phone.
It's part of a push to reduce the
. J~ruillion? hospital stays that
:are a~ result of potentially pre-
ventable re-admissions, which
add more than $30 billion a
year to the nation's health-care
tab, or $1 of every $10 spent on
hospital care, according to the
federal Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality
With hospital stays shorter
than they used to be, patients
may be sent home in frailer
states. They may not under-
stand instructions on how to
take care of themselves and face
unexpected medical problems
after leaving the hospital. More
than a third of patients don't get
the lab tests, specialist referrals
or follow-up care they need.

With one in five of its elderly
hospital patients re-admitted
within a month of discharge, the
federal Medicare program plans
next year to reduce how much

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After Hospita

Plan for-

Disher. .~. ~

Louise walks hospital patients through plans for their recovery at home.

neur to return the money to
New Birth members who were
experiencing financial hard-
New Birth has also seen its at-
tendance drop and its staff re-
duced, while Long announced a
cut in his own salary. Church
officials blamed the changes
on a bad economy and more
churchgoers watching service
online rather than in person.
Richard Laermer, author of
"Full Frontal PR," says Long's
should adopt a more introspec-
tive public posture.
"If he wanted his day in
court, he should have taken
it," Laermer says. "...I would
tell him to leave the vicinity, go
on recognized sabbatical, write
some great theological papers -
and stop trying to raise money."

Louise, to help explain home
care to patients.
Re-admissions often occur
because of poorly communicat-
ed instructions, such as when
a rushed staff member hands
a pamphlet or a printout with
scant information to a patient
or relative. "I got more instruc-
tions on how to take care of a
goldfish I took home from the
pet store as a kid than we give
some people we send home from
the hospital," says Victor Cara-
ballo, senior medical director
of Independence Blue Cross in
Philadelphia. It is providing $5

it will pay hospitals for certain
preventable re-admissions. In
April, Medicare announced it
w11l provide $500 million m
grants for organizations that
work with hospitals on pro-
grams to reduce re-admissions.
The government is funding an
effort to help hospitals adopt
Project RED, a discharge-plan-
ning program developed by
Boston University that helped
cut re-admissions at Boston
University Medical Center by
30 percent in a 2008 study. Re-
searchers there have developed
the "virtual discharge advocate,"

million to a patient-safety ini-
tiative involving more than 70
hospitals and aiming to reduce
re-admissions by 10 percent by
next spring.

Independence Blue Cross has
supported pilot programs cov-
ering about 25 different condi-
tions with a re-admission risk,
Dr. Caraballo says. Discharged
patients may experience side ef-
fects with new prescriptions be-
cause they resume medication
that they'd stopped while in the
Please turn to HOSPITAL 19B

By Bob Allen

A seminary professor says the
Ba ti resident of the southern
Russell Moore, (SBC) dean of
the school of theology and se-
nior vice president for academic
administration at Southern

sit va T ot er tc t Semthin
Southern Baptists should elect
Fred Luter next year when the
convention meets in New Or
1 ns
eao re, who is also teach-
ing pastor at Highview Bap-
tist Church in Louisville, Ky ,
was commenting on news th t
Luter, senior pastor of Franklin
Avenue Baptist Church in New
Orleans, would be nominated
for the office of first vice presi-
dent at this year's SBC annual
meeting, scheduled June 14-15
in Phoenix.
Daniel Akin, president of
Southeastern Baptist Theologi-
cal Seminary, announced that
he planned to nominate Luter
as first vice president on June
7. "I think it would be a great
thing to honor him and allow
him to serve us the year the

convention is going to return to
New Orleans," Akin was quoted
as saying by Baptist Press. "I

q nli id nad mora woo moo b
nominated to this position than
Fred "
Luter has broken ground for
Blacks in Southern Baptist life
before. In 1992 he was the first

Black telectdt the Louisiana
board and in 2001 was the first
Black to preach the annual ser-
mon at the Southern Baptist
Luter's name has been men-
tioned before as a possible
nominee for the presidency.
Last year Dwight McKissic,
pastor of Cornerstone Baptist
Church in Arlington, Texas,
said electing a Black president
would make the denomina-
tion more effective in reaching
the kind of people discussed in
a "Great Commission Resur-
gence" proposed by SBC lead-
ers. McKissic, who is Black,
called for Southern Baptist to
"repent of systemic, institution-
alized and historic negative atti-
tudes toward women, race and
Luter said McKissic was one
of several people who suggested

continued from 12B

of the streets," said Ambris-
ter, who grew up in Overtown.
"She made sure I practiced all

tHe encouragement and his
discipline paid off as Ambris-
ter would go on to become
a professional saxophone
player, playing with musi-
cians such as guitar player,
Bobby Sands and becoming a
|.member of the rock and roll/
rhythm and blues band W.C.
Baker in South Florida during
the 1960s.
According to Ambrister, his
mother is also responsible for
his faith in God.
"She kept me in church

[and] that helped me quite a
bit," explained Ambrister, who
is a member of the Mt. Sinai
Missionary Baptist Church
Ever the faithful church
meembMr .'Irrel 1s salsor a mem-
day is being led by Reverend
Johnny Barber. She originally
joined in the 1940s. In addi-
tion to being a long-standing
church member, Terrell always
participated in various ben-
eficial community and church
related-activities in particular
enjoying to fellowship with Mt.
Sinai MBC's Women's League,
the now-disbanded Royal 20
Women' Clu ofe North Mi-
ami Beach Civic; and in earli-
er times, the Gardenia Circle.

that he seek the office in 2010.
"There are a lot of guys
throughout the convention who
would like to see that happen,"
Luter said prior to last year's
convention. "I truly appreciate
their trust and confidence in
me, however, that will not hap-
pen this year."
The current SBC president,
Bryant Wright, pastor of John-
son Ferry Baptist Church in
Marietta, Ga., is expected to be
elected to a traditional second
one-year term at this year's con-
vention. While there is specula-
tion that some other candidate

might step forward, no official
announcement of a challenger
has been made so far.
In his own Twitter feed, Akin
indicated that he agreed with
Moore that Luter would be a
good choice to make history as
the first Black president of the
convention formed in 1845, a
split with northern Baptists
over slavery.
"Thrilled @ the overwhelming
excitement 4 Fred Luter as 1st
VP of the SBC," Akin tweeted
June 8. "Praying 86 believing it
could lead 2 more next year.
Time is right!"

Residents reclaim Brownsville

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida's Commu-
nity Building and Organizing Director, Benjii Power, provides a
brief history of Brownsville to neighbors who participated in
the walking tour on Thursday, June 9.

Bishop Harry Jackson

Bishop Jackson launches

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Battered pastor remains ambitious

Southern Baptist should elect Black pr resident

Fred Luter

A third develop AIDS year after diagnosis

Delayed IDS

Many people who are infected
are diagnosed too late.


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Court questions health care mandate

Feds seek to

clOSe Black~

health gap

BV Melanie Eversley

Clara Robertson has tra\eled
many mdes from her home mn M~ont-
gomerv. Aa., to wvalki dirt roads.
knock on doors of trailers and help
Black women face cancer.
Roberrson. 52,, finds free trans-
portation fo~r w\ome~n wrho can t get
to a screening or an oncologist She
hands out. pamphlets. She comforts.
She explauns that canUcer won't care
that they don t have th-e time or
money for treau.nent.
''In the South, It s so different,"
Robertsonr Eai,s. Myli momjr didn't
believe mn going to doctors
As a voluntee~r fr a prog-ram or-
ganlzedf bl the C'enters for Disease
Control and Pre~ventio~n ICDCI and
the Liniverrsity of' Altabama, Robert-
son is a diplomat, working to erase
nagging health disparities betneen-
Blacks and all other Amnencauss
Death rates for Blacks surpass
those ofi Americans overrall for heart
disease. ca~c~er, diabetes, HIV~ and
homicide. the CDC reports.
"Educationally,. wre re doing better.
Eco~nomlcall-. w\e're doing better.
so ~hy; Is it that this gap wvill not
go awtaly-o" asks M~ichelle Gouirdme,
a pediatncian at Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health and author
of the newly- released Reclaimring
Our Health: A Otulde to Afncan
American Weliness
Reasons for the gap, according to
Gourdlne and other experts:
*Poverty. Alan!- Blacks ha\e no
health Insurance an-d a onp to the
doctor is a maJor expense, sa!-s
M'ona Fouad, director of the Mmllor-
ity' Health and Dispanties Center at
the University of A~labama-B~irmlng-
Take Renee Harris of Flomaton,
Ala. The -l-lear-old wife and moth-

tr ha daets hg dbod pesre
aire watching. She has had her gall-
bladder remo:ed Harris can't swiing
her share of the health insurance
oiffred through her security jobi at
a paper mill, especially since: her
husband w~\as laid off.
'I Just can't allocrd It right nou.
Harn-s sai -s
atalistic outlook. Leandris
Liburd, director of the CDC~'s Olffice
of M~lnon~tl- Health and Health Eq-
ult. say's she is taken aback wrhen
she \ isits her h~ometown of Rich-
mond. Va. It s not uncommon for
rne to come upon people I gren up
writh wrho are in their earl:- 50s wrho
are doublel amputees" anId w~ho3 see
this as the natural course of agin ,
Liburd says.
New efforts are attacking the gap.
As part of last year s hlealth- care
'lawv, the Department of Health and
Human Services put forth a plan
in April to better understand and
find solutions to health disparines
One element: expand data collected
on hospital admissions to include
the race, ethnicity and language of
patients. "Health disparities ... are:
often driven by the social conditions
in which individuals live, work and
play," according to the action plan.
In May, the department an-
nounced $100 million in community
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mou(h~hlr\ ar Com mol. numr owsKC) DESnINv

make HIV visible to the public
by presenting state- and coun-
ty revel infection rates on a
user-friendly map. (www.AIDS-
Vu.0rg). "AIDSVu reinforces
the reality of AIDS in your own
community," Curran says.
About 236,400 of the 1.1 mil-
lion people infected with HIV
have not been diagnosed, the
CDC says. People who don't
know they have HIV are be-
lieved to transmit the virus to
half of the 56,000 people who
become infected each year.
Since 2006, the CDC has rec-
ommended routine HIV testing
in medical settings, says Kevin
Fenton, the CDC's director of
HIV/AIDS prevention. He says
late diagnoses have declined
five percent from 2001 to 2007.
"It's not where we'd like to be,
but we're moving in the right
The calculations are based
on statistics from 37 states
with sufficient HIV-infection
data to estimate late diagno-
ses. California, the most popu-
lous state, was not included.

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of people in the U.S. who are
diagnosed late, sometimes too
late to save their lives, and
certainly too late to help them
avoid transmission to others,"
says Jim Curran, dean of Em-
ory University's Rollins School
of Public Health in Atlanta.
The issue has taken on new
urgency in light of a study re-
leased last month by the Na-

tional Institutes of Health
showing that HIV therapy cuts
by 96 percent the risk that an
infected person will pass HIV to
a sexual partner.
The testing gap persists 30
years after the first cases of
what would become HIV/AIDS
were reported by the CDC on
June 5, 1981, two decades af-
ter the creation of the first HIV

test and 15 years after the in-
troduction of effective therapy.
Health officials say people fail
to get tested for many reasons,
.from tight HIV prevention bud-
gets to a lack of awareness of
personal risk.
The USA TODAY analysis re-
lied on CDC data supplied by
Emory University's AIDSVu
project, an effort designed ,to


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Mike Griffith, of Canton, Ga., holds a sign during a protest against President Barack Obama's health care
reform plan outside the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Wednesday, June 8, 2011. A three-judge
panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals was hearing arguments on whether to reverse a Florida judge'5

ruling that struck down the laW.
Dubina asked the government
whether there would be any limits to
Congress' reach if the court upheld
the individual mandate.
Katyal said that health care is a
unique market because "every sin-
gle person can't guarantee that they
won't need health care," adding that
the mandate was "all about financ-
ing" how health care could be paid
Judge Stanley Marcus pressed
again on the issue of precedent.
"Is there any case out there," he
asked, that involves the power "to
compel the purchase of a product on
the open market?"
Katyal said the case wasn't about

the government forcing. someone to
buy a product. It was about how to
regulate the payment of a .product
that every American will eventually
He noted that in 2008 the cost of
the uninsured was $43 billion, and
those costs were shifted to other par-
ticipants in the health care system
across the country. He said that the
commerce clause of the Constitution
empowers Congress to regulate such
interstate commerce.
Clement argued that although Con-
gress may have the right to regulate
interstate commerce, it doesn't have
the authority to "compel people to en-
Judge Frank M. Hull challenged

Clement's notion that a person
choosing not to buy health insurance
is involved in economic "inactivity,"
and thus outside of Congress' reach.
"The whole inactivity discussion
doesn't get me very far" she said, not-
ing that someone's choice to not par-
ticipate in the market is still an "eco-
nomic decision.',
But Hull asked a long series of
questions that would be of concern
to the government regarding whether
the law would be able to survive if its
key provision, the individual man-
date, was struck down.
The only way the court would need
to reach the so called "severability",
argument is if it threw out one or
more provisions of the law.

have some debt are why so many
doctors shun primary care in favor of
highly paid specialties, where there
are incentives to give expensive treat-
ments and order expensive tests, an
important driver of rising health care
Fixing our health care system will
be impossible without a larger pool
of competent primary care doctors
who can make sure specialists work
together in the treatment of their pa-
tients not in isolation, as they of-
ten do today and keep track of pa-
tients as theyl move among settings
Ilke prit ati r-sidences, hospitals
andJ nu~rsing homes.
Moreover, our popu-
lation is growing
and. aging; the
American Acad-
emy of Fam-
ily Physicians has
estimated a shortfall
01` -r10.000:,r prlnmary care doctors by
r3020 G;i, n the years it takes to
train a doc ,rto:r, we need to start
not.~?. .
Ma1klng medical school
frree would relieve doctors
01~ th-e burden of student
debt and gradually shift
!he <*., ork force away from
peciesties and toward
primary care. It would also

BV Peter Bach

Doctors are among the most richly
rewarded professionals in the coun-
try. The Bureau of Labor Statistics
reports that of the 15 highest-paid
professions in the United States, all
but two are in medicine or dentistry.
Why, then, are we proposing to
make medical school free?
Huge medical school debts doc-
tors now graduate owing more than
$155,000 on average, and 86 percent

attract college graduates who are
discouraged from going to medical
school by the costly tuition.
We estimate that we can make
medical school free for roughly $2.5
billion per year about one-thou-
sandth of what we spend on health
care in the United States each year.
What's more, we can offset most if
not all of the cost of medical school
without the government's help by
charging doctors for specialty train-
Under today's system, all medical
students have to pay for their train-
ing, whether they plan to become pe-
diatricians or neurosurgeons. They
are then paid salaries during the
crucial years of internship and resi-
dency that turn them into competent
doctors. If they decide to extend their
years of training to become special-
ists, they receive a stipend during
those years, too.
But under our plan, medical school
tuition, which averages $38,000
per year, would be waived. Doctors
choosing training in primary care,
whether they plan to go on later to
specialize or not, would continue to
receive the stipends they receive to-
day. -
But those who want to get special-
ty training would have to forgo much
or all of their stipends, $50,000 on

average. Because there are nearly as
many doctors enrolled in specialty
training in the United States (about
66,000) as there are students in U.S.
medical schools (about 67,000), the
forgone stipends would cover all the
tuition costs.
While this may seem like a lot to
ask of future specialists, these same
doctors will have paid nothing for
medical school and, through their
specialty training, would be virtually
assured highly lucrative jobs.
'Ioday's specialists earn a median
of $325,000 per year by one estimate,
70 percent more than the $190,000 a
primary care doctor makes. (Although
a large shift away from specialty
training may weaken the ability of
our plan to remain self-financed,
the benefits would make any needed
tuition subsidies well worth it.)
Our proposal is not the first to
attemptto shiftdoctorstowardprimary
care, but it's the most ambitious. The
National Health Service Corps helps
doctors repay their loans in exchange
for a commitment to work in an
underserved area, but few doctors
sign up.
The National Institutes of Health
offers a similar program to promote
work in research and public health'
but this creates more researchers,
not more practitioners.

16B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 15-21, 2011

Many with HIV

On HO't knz it

By Steve Sternberg
Jack Gillum

Some states with the big-
gest epidemics of HIV also have
large numbers of infected peo-
ple who aren't diagnosed until
they're on the brink of AIDS,
aoulSA TODAY analysis has
Experts at the Centers for
Disease and Control and Pre-
vention (CDC) have long es-

pemp infehted d2thp IV on t
know it. One-third are diag-
nosed so late in the course of
their infection that they devel-
op AIDS within one year. The
Snew analysis found that the
states with the biggest epidem-
ics and the greatest number of
late diagnoses are Florida, New
York, Texas, Georgia and New
"There are tens of thousands

More than 500 participants in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day bike ride from San Francisco
to Los Angeles, commemorate the 30-year war against AIDS, June 4, in San Francsico.

Judges focus on

whether law can

survive without it

BV Ariane De Vogue

A lawyer for the Obama administra-
tion told a panel of federal judges on
recently that health care is a "univer-
sal feature of our existence" and that
Congress was well within its author-
ity in passing a sweeping health care
But the judges seemed, at times,
skeptical of some of the key argu-
ments made by Acting Solicitor Gen-
eral Neal Katyal on behalf of the gov-
Twenty-six states are challenging
the constitutionality of the law, the
Affordable Care Act, and arguing that
if should be struck down.
At the heart of the case is the key
provision of the law, the individual
mandate, that requires individuals
with few exceptions, to buy health in'
surance by 2014 or pay atax penalty.
The case was heard by three judges
from the 11th Circuit Court of Ap-
peals, the third appellate court to
hear a challenge to the law consid-
ered the signature legislative achieve-
ment of the Obama administration-
Paul Clement, representing the
states, said that Congress exceeded
its authority in passing the individual
mandate because it forces people into
the market place-
Clement said the case turns on
"whether or not the federal govern-
ment can compel an individual to en-
gage in commerce."
The judges began by asking the
government whether the case is un-
"I can't find any case that is just
like this," said Chief Judge Joel G.

WMhy should medical school be free?

at -

By The Associated Press
.There are some foods that claim to help
you lose weight faster and more easily.
But what's the truth behind this thought
Foods such as yogurt and avocado, fava
beans and pistachios are among a list of
11 foods in a recent online food blog citing
easier, faster weight loss.
"It's what we would be advocating for our
patients. I didn't see any kind of miracle or
super food that would really be the panacea
or cure all for weight loss," says Betsy Day,
a clinical dietician at University of Arkan-

nay u3y ihs f sws hould aledye bes
make you lose weight.
"Most of us are not used to consuming
ar rcmmnedifr didt an weiht ls,"
Foods some may think are fatty, like olive
oil and avocado, have what Day calls good
"The avocado has the mono-unsaturated
fat, what we recommend. It actually had a
stimulated hormone, leptin that actually
served as a hunger control," she adds.
Day says the hardest thing when it comes
to weight loss is having patience. It takes
time to lose weight and you need to keep
in mind to work all of these items into your
"So many of us just want that quick fix.
We want a pill; we want~ that miracle fad
Please turn to TRUTH 19B

Daily flossing can minimize plaque and help keep
Teeth and gums healthy.
The American Dental Association offers these
guidelines to help you floss teeth effectively:
Using a piece of floss about.18 inches long, wrap it
Wound the forifinger of 6tj~h hadds anrd hold it between
the forefingers and thumbs. Forefingers will rotate the
floss as it becomes dirty, ensuring that clean floss is
used continually.
Gently ease the floss between teeth and rub it
against each tooth.
Push the floss into a "C" shape against each tooth,
sliding it gently between the tooth and gum, and up and
down the tooth.
Repeat on each tooth, making sure to get both
sides of all teeth, even those in the back.


Corns : e :::::= ::: -: :oesthtdevelop when the
Causes include poorly fitted shoes, deformities of the
toes and socks that don't fit properly.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
suggests how you can help prevent corns:
Make sure shoes aren't too tight or too loose.
Kick off the high-heeled shoes, in favor of those
that put less pressure on the front of the foot.
Make sure stitches and seams inside the shoes
Don't rub against your toes,
Wear socks that fit well.

While most cases of the common cold in young chil-
dren are harmless, there are certain warning signs that
should prompt a call to the pediatrician.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this list of

':d Noils th spe t ec nreteh, d fiuty
breathing, or the skin near the ribs "sucks in" when the
child breaths.
A blue tinge to the nails or lips.
Nasal mucus that doesn't go away after 10 to 14
Persistent cough that lasts for longer than a week.
Ear pain,
Unusual sleepiness or crankiness.
A temperature higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit
(38.9 degrees Celsius).

BV MarV Clare Jalonic~k

with first lady Michelle Obama in attendance, is
simple and gives diners an idea of what should be
on their plates when they sit down at the dinner
"It's grabbing the consumers' attention that we
are after this time, not making it so complicated
that perhaps it is a turnoff," said Robert Post of
USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promo-
tion. "There is something really inviting about
this familiar setting for meal time."
The department is planning to use social media
as one way of grabbing attention, posting advice
every day on Twitter, for example. The accompa-
nying website, choosemyplate.gov, will be written
Please turn to MY PLATE 18B

WASHINGTON The Agriculture Department
says "My Plate," its new healthy eating symbol,
aims to show that nutrition doesn't have to be
complicated. .
"My Plate" a simple circle divided into quad-
rants that contain fruits, vegetables, protein and
grains will replace USDA's food pyramid, which
has been around in various forms since 1992. It
comes with an accompanying website.
USDA officials say the pyramid was tired out,
overly complex and tried to communicate too
many different nutrition facts at once. The new
symbol, unveiled recently at the department


Youngsters who do not get enough sleep
on a regular basis are more likely to be oaer-
weight, a new study has found.
Conversely, when children got more shut-
eye, they had a reduction in body mass index
(BMI) and a significant drop in their risk of
being overweight, the researchers found. The
investigators also found lower BMIs resulted
from differences in fat mass (not any effect
on fat-free mass, such as muscle), indicating
that poor sleep has negative effects on body
In conducting the~ study, Rachael Taylor, a
research associate professor in the depart-
ment of human nutrition at the University
of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and col-
leagues followed 244 children from the age of

three years to seven years.
.Every six months. the children's weight,
height, BMI and body composition were mea-
sured, and their sleep and dietary habits were
recorded. The children also wore accelerom-
eters (devices that monitor body movement)
to assess their level of physical activity. Ad-
ditional factors known to be associated with
BMI in kids were also taken into account'
such as the children's birth weight and their
mother's level of education and income.
The study, published online May 26 in BMJ,
revealed that the children got an average 11
hours of sleep per day. Those who consis-
tently slept less, however, had an increased
risk of having a higher BMI by the time they
Please turn to SLEEP 18B

By Rachael Rettner .
Losing weight and gaining it right back again
is better for your health than remaining obese,
according to a new study in mice.
The fiihdings suggest so-called yo-o dieting
is not as bad for your health as once thought.
Mice in the study that were put on a yo-yo
diet Ilwed just as long as mice on a low-f-lat diet.

Mice that ate a high-f'at diet. on the other ha~nd. The stud! wras presented recentl! at the an
had a shorter lifespan. nual meeting of the Endocnne Society, ;n Bds-
Although maintaining a stable, healthy ton. -
weight is still ideal, "People should not stop try'- .*
ing to lose keeight if they are, like I am, a person YO-YO DIETING
who gains weight frequently and tries to lose About tw\o-thirds of Amencans are over-
it," ~said study researcher Edward List, a scien- weight or obese, and research has shown many
tist at Ohio University;'s Edison Biotechnolog are unable to keep their weight off over the
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continued from 17B

List and his colleagues put
30 mice on one of three diets: a
high-fat diet, a low-fat diet and
a yo-yo diet that fluctuated be-
tween high-fat and low-fat for
four-week periods.
Animals on the high-fat diet
ate more, weighed more, had
more body fat and higher blood
sugar levels than the mice on
the low-fat diet. Mice on the
yo-yo diet had these charac-
teristics, too, but only during

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By Dr. H. Vincenzo Pat~one
Radiation Oncologist
North~ Shore Medical Cenlter

At age 45, men have a one in
2,500 risk of being diagnosed
with prostate cancer. By age
55, this risk leaps to one in
120, takes another jump
at age 65 to one in 21, and
then another hop 10 years
later to one in nine. Over the
course of a lifetime, men have
a one in six chance of being
diagnosed with the disease.
So how can men stay ahead
of prostate cancer? They
can, start by talking to their
doctor about being screened
for the disease.

Socit~ reomndsCta
men with no symptoms of
prostate cancer who are in
relatl\vely good health should
start talking w\it~h their doctor
about being screening for the
disease at age 50. M'en at high
risk for developing prostate
cancer, which Includes Blacks
and those who have a father,
brother or son diagnosed
with prostate cancer before
age 65, should start these
conversations earher. at age
45. Alen wIho have multiple
family members diagnosed
with the disease before age 65
should start at age 40. Mlen
w\ho do niot have symptoms
of prostate cancer but are not
expected to live more than 10
years due to poor health or
advanced age are generally
not advised tohae a prostate
cancer screening.
Prostate cancer screening
helps find cancer at an
early stage w~hen treatment
may be more effective. The
primary\ tools for screening
for prostate cancer are the
digital rectal exam IDRE)
and prostate specific antigen
(PSA) test. A~ DRE invokves
inserting agloved. lubricated
finger into the lower part
of the rectum to check the
size of the prostate and feel
for an!- abnormal lumps or
areas. A PSA~ test requires
drawing a small amount of
blood an~d checking the PSA
level. Mlen w\ith prostate
problems often have higher
PSA test results, but other
factors. Including age, race,
some medical procedures.
an enlarged prostate and an
infection in the prostate. also
ma\ af fect PSA4 le\els
If results from a prostate
caLncerh scree ingt suggest

problem. further testing may
be necessary to determine if
cancer is present. In most
cases, men w~ho undergo
additional tests do- not hae
cancer, but a biopsy can be
done if the doctor suspects
the disease. A biopsy
requires removing a tiny

sample of prostate tissue
and then examining it under
a microscope to find out if
there are any cancer cells.
If prostate cancer is
found, men have numerous
treatment options depending
on their age, overall health,
if the cancer has spread and
presence of any other medical
conditions. Prostate cancer

Manny Linares, CEO of North Shore
Medical Center proudly announced the
2010/2011 employee of the year, nurse
of the year and honored the hospitals two
employees that were selected as this year's
Tenet Heroes.
The North Shore Medical Center em-
ployee of the year is Jose Casanas, who is
an imaging supervisor. Casanas has been
with North Shore for over 30 years and is
often called on by physicians and office
managers to assist with new applications

and technology. He was also named one
of North Shore's Tenet Heroes for the year
as well. A Tenet Hero is a company-wide
recognition program that honors outstand-
ing employees who bring compassion and
dedication to their work.
The second Tenet Hero named at North
Shore Medical Center is Jacqueline Kirk-
land, a patient care technician in the medi-
cal-surgical unit. Kirkland was selected for
commitment to quality care and enthusi-
asm to teach new staff the same attention

to quality care.
Suvitha Chandran, a telemetry nurse at
North Shore Medical Center was named the
Nurse of the Year. Chandran is a Telem-
etry nurse at North Shore Medical Center
and was chosen as nurse of the year for her
dedication and quality care of her patients.
"Our employees are dedicated to provid-
ing high quality care for our patients," said
Manny Linares. "They make a difference in
the lives of our patients and their families. I
am very proud of the work they do."

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Dr. H. Vincenzo Patone

can be managed through
active surveillance, surgery,
external beam radianon
therapy. radioactive prostate
seed implants, hormone
therap! or crvotherapy.
Except for skin cancer,
the most common cancer in
A5merican~ men is prostate
cancer. Fortunately, the
relative fiv;e-y~ear survival rate
for the disease is very~ high at
nearly 100 percent and the
relative 10-year survival rate
is 91 percent.
North Shore Mledical
Center's Community Cancer
Center is accredited by the
American College of Surgeons
and treats all types of adult
cancer, including prostate
cancer. Wle specialize in
external beam radiation
therapy using the latest
IMlRT (Intensit; Mlodulated
Radiation Therapv) technique
wiith dailga mage guidance. We
also specialize in radioactive
pmrosate seed implants
and HiDR IHigh Dose Ratel
North Shore M~edical Center
pro~vides FREE prostate
screenings eviery third Fniday
of the month from 1-30-3
For more informanon about
our FREE prostate cancer
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israel Mledical Center. NYew
York City.

continued from 17B

on the chart. It will eventu-
ally feature interactive tools
that help people manage their
weight and track exercise.
Post, who has spent wo
years developing the plate and
the website, said the new chart
is-designed to be "more artistic
and attractive" and to serve as
a visual cue for diners.

Gone are any references to
sugars, fats or oils, and what
was once a category called
"meat and beans" is now sim-
ply "proteins." Next to the
plate is a blue circle for dairy,
which could be a glass of milk
or a food such as cheese or yo-
Even though the plate is di-
vided into four sections, the
servings aren't supposed to
be proportional. Every per-

son has different nutritional
needs, based on age, health
and other factors. The symbol,
based on a new set of dietary
guidelines released in Janu-
ary, is a general guideline.
The dietary guidelines that
provide the foundation for the
symbol are released every five
years. In addition to telling
people to 'drastically reduce
salt and continue limiting sat-
urated fats, the most recent

set of guidelines asked diners
to enjoy food but balance calo-
ries by eating less and taking
smaller portions. It also sug-
gested making half of your
plate fruits and vegetables, a
message easily translated on
the dinner plate.
"Our approach here is to
make it very simple," says US-
DA's Post. "One icon cannot
deliver everything a consumer
needs to know."

the high-fat period of their diet.
During the low-fat period, they
were healthier, the researchers
The rrice on the low-fat diet
and those on the yo-yo diet
lived about two years, on aver-
age. In contrast, the mice on
the high-fat diet lived about 1.5

The findings agree with other
research performed with peo-
ple, said Dr. Louis Aronne, an
obesity expert at Weill-Cornell
Medical College in New York

City, who was not involved with
the study.
"Given what we're learning
about obesity and its impact
on disease, it makes sense that
Zio-yo dieting not only doesn't
hurt, but could help," Aronne
Fat cells produce hormones
that can harm the body by
increasing inflammation and
blood sugar levels. When peo-
ple lose weight, even for a short
time, production of these hor-
mones is reduced as well, he
said. .
A 2002 study of people at

risk for developing diabetes
found that a seven percent
weight loss reduced the chance
of developing diabetes by 58
percent, Aronne said. Those
in the, study initially lost sev-
en percent of their weight, but
Only maintained a four percent
weight loss over a four-year pe-
riod, he said.
"'A little bit of weight loss goes
a long way when it comes to im-
proving health," Aronne said.
"We don't have to get people to
their ideal body weight," before
they start to see health ben-
efits, he said.

women screened and treated
for breast and cervical cancer.
Staffers and volunteers are
picked from community mem-
bers who know everyone.
Judy Compton, a retired sec-
ond-grade teacher, holds week-
ly classes for two groups of
eight to 10 women at Little Zion
Tabernacle Holiness Church
in rural Dixons Mills, Ala. She
gives advice on transportation
and on agencies that can help
with lowr-cost care and screen-
Compton finds women ages
45 to 65 who are not getting
regular health screenings by
speaking at churches and so-
cial functions.
"Insurance is the biggest
problem," she says.

Jennifer Cole is the Lowndes
County, Ala., coordinator. She
teaches healthy eating and
says she finds her students
have limited access to low-cost
nutritional foods.
In Flint, Mich., the CDC and
the Genesee County Health De-
partment have tackled dispari-
ties in infant mortality by host-
ing tours that take new doctors
to the poorest parts of Flint so
they can see the barriers their
patients face.
"We forget, for instance, there
are no stores in the neighbor-
hood, and that may be why I'm
not following your medical regi-
men for good vegetabless" says
Bettina Campbell, founder of
a social service organization in
Flint who works with the pro-

gram. "If I'm not on time for
your appointment, your staff
may see it as me being willfully
late, but in actuality, I had to
take three buses.
Robertson, the Montgomery
volunteer, says some of the
women she visited who were
diagnosed with cancer came
to rely on her for support. One
showed Robertson her mastec
tomy scar. Another produced a
bag of hair that had fallen out
during treatment.
"One thing I've learned: They
don't want sympathy. They just
want to get through it," Robert-
son says.
"Sometimes, it's just listen-
ing, getting them transporta-
tion, getting the utility bills paid
so they can begin to recover."

continued fi-om 16B

grants for programs that pro
mote healthier lifestyles among
groups that experience more
chronic illness.
Separately, the CDC is target-
ing health problems that oc-
cur more frequently in Blacks,
Hispanics and other minori-
ties through a program called
REACH (Racial and Ethnic
Approaches to Community
Health) that steers ants to lo-
cal organizations.gr
In Alabama's Black Belt, an
area named for the color of its
fertile soil but also associated
with a high Black population
and poverty, the CDC and UAB
are working to get more Black

continued from 17B

turned seven-years-old. On the
Other hand, among three- to
five-year-olds, each extra hour
of sleep per night was linked to
a reduction in BMI of 0.49 and
a 61 percent drop in the risk of
being overweight or obese by
the ago of seven.11
Tay1 r and co leagues con-
cuded tcha seesp dls a crtc o

sition. Prolonged lack of sleep,
they found, ma cause children
to eat more and exercise less.
Based on these findings the
stu y's athor sgete that
good seep his s oul be en-
courageudbm children as a mat-
ter o pubi he t.
However, more research is
nmeoer dto determine whete

patterns contribute to healthier
children, the noted in a jour-
nal news rel ase.

"The prevention tool box has just
exploded." said Phill Wilson, execu-
tive director for the Black AIDS In-
stitute. "T~his study definitively ends
the debate of prevention vs. tr~eat-
ment. Prevention and treatment are
inextricably connected. Treatment
is prevention!"
While HIV health disparities con-
tinue to increase in the U.S., one
of the biggest barriers is the lack of
understanding about how the virus
works in the body and what treat-
ment options are available.
"Too many of us in the: Black com-
munity are distracted by myths and

misinformation," Wilson added.
"When we don't understand the sci-
ence of HIV/AIDS, we are unable to
protect ourselves, less willing to get.
tested, less likely to start treatment
and reluctant to take ownership of
the disease or responsibility for end-
ing it in our communities."
Regardless of the advances being
made, on every level Blacks are dis-
proportionately impacted by HIV -
they are being infected at a younger
age and at higher rates, diagnosed
Att a later point in their disease and
die faster than any other racial eth-
nic group.

The National Institute of Allergy
and infectious diseases (NIAID) at
the National Institute of Health (NIH)
released the results of a historic
study demonstrating the efficacy of
treating HIV patients with antiretro-
viral drugs as a HIV prevention tool.
The study involved 1,763 couples in
which one partner was HIV-negative
(not infected). The other partner was
HIV-positive (infected with HIV). All
of the HIV positive participants had
a T-cell count between 350 and
550. The participants .were ran-
domly divided into two groups. One
group was started on antiretrovi-

ral treatment right away while re-
searchers delayed treatment for the
other group until the HIV-positive
partner's T-cells fell to 250 the
recommended time to start antiret-
roviral therapy for most of the world
at the time of the study or until they
exhibited symptoms of an AIDS re-
lated illness.
All participants were given con-
doms and provided HIV prevention
services. Twenty-eight (28) infec-
tions occurred during the duration
of the study. Twrenty-seven (27) of
them occurred in the group where
treatment was delayed. Only one

infection occurred in which the vi-
rus was genetically linked to the in-
fected partner in the group where
treatment had been started right
away. What this means is if a person
with HIV is on treatment, according
to this study, they are more than 96
percent less likely to pass on the vi-
rus than someone who is not being
This study comes on the heels of
promising trial findings around vag-
inal microbicides for women and re-
cent findings around the efficacy of
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for men
who have sex with men.

18B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 15-21, 2011
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Cancer Screening

Jacqiueline Kirkland, Patricia Sechi, C00 of NSM C; Jose Casanas; Manny Linares, CEO of NSMC; Suvitha Chandran and Rita
Hess, CN0 of NSMC.

North Shore honors employees

My Plate replaces food pyramid, pushes for more fruits, veggies

Is yo-yo dieting healthier than obesity? Could be good for you

Others doing their part in decreasing the Black health rift

Sleen decreases chance of heaviness


19B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE15-21, 2011

Foods linked to weight loss

TRUTH of meat," she says.
continued from 17B And think twice before cut-

Hospitals create methods to prevent patients from being re-admitted to their faciltiies

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93rd Street Community
Missionory Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

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Mt. Calvalry Missionary
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2300 N.W. 135th Street


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

TIhe Mliami T~imes

Street, Goulds, Dr. James C.
Wise, Pastor, presents a Father's
Day Gospel Explosion.
The Gospel Explosion will
feature The Smiling Jubilaires,
Ft. Lauderdale; George Dawson
and The C Lords C's, Miami; St.
Mary's Male Chorus, Coconut
Grove; Artise Wright and The
Spiritual Harmonizers, Miami;
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The service will start at 4:30
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Doors will open at 3 p.m.
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Over the weekend, more than
70 students aging out of state
foster care who are graduating
from high school or trade school,
were recognized by Our Kids of
Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc., the
local lead agency for child wel-
fare in Miami and the Keys.
The students were recognized
in the group's annual gradua-
tion ceremony at the Bank At-
lantic Center at the University
of Miami. The event recognized
this important educational
milestone for these students
wbhtaifought a ainst thea ods
tificates. Students in the foster
care system face considerable
obstacles completing their edu-
cational studies. Some students
will continue with their studies
and attend college.
Edwin Presswood, a gradu-
ate who was accepted to Florida
State University (FSU) through
the C.A.R.E. Program, said he
feels extremely optimistic about

ic achievements.
Shaquita Jolly, who was also
honored as a graduate, said de-
spite the obstacles in her life
she has a bright future ahead
of her.
"I lost my grandmother, that's
how I got into foster care she
said. "I went to foster care in
2008. After that, I had a child
in 2009 and it was hard, a little
bit, but I managed to work with
it because I had help from my
baby's father."
SCliff Innocent, who was recog-
Snized, said he is happy to have
beaten the odds.
"It took a lot of hard work for
me to get heree' he said. "lh cul

get a GED but I'm still here."
Our Kids of Miami-Dade/
Monroe, Inc. is a non-profit or-
ganization created in response
to the need for local control and
leadership of the newly-priva-
tized child welfare system in
Florida. Its goal is to create safe
havens for children and fami-
lies through adoption and foster

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Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

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Artise Wright
$8; children 5-12, $5.
For ticket information, call

Foster care

"I feel great about graduat-
ing even though I've been in the
foster care system for about 16
years and I've come across mul-
tiple obstacles and challenges, I
still managed to focus on school
and graduate," he said. "Many
teenagers that are in the fos-
ter care system. don't graduate
high school period or graduate

on time or even get their G.E.D.
I feel proud of myself that I've
done it."
This special graduation cer-
emony acknowledged the chal-
lenges these young adults face
and commends them for their
achievement. Several students
selected by Our Kids' Full Case
Management Agencies received
special honors for their academ-

ting out those whole grains.
"The whole grains have vi-
tamins and minerals that are
essential. They are also help-
ing us keep fuller, longer. ..
And certainly they should be
included in everyone's healthy
diet," Day says.

Need alternatives to high cal-
orie meats? Day says try mush-
"You can actually look to save
about 400 calories by substi-
tuting a mushroom for a piece

continued from 15B

hospital. Or they may fail to fill
new prescriptions, such as an-
tibiotics to combat a surgical
site infection that was under
control when they left the hos-
pital. Patients also frequently
fail to keep a follow-up appoint-
ment, says Dr. Caraballo, "be-
cause the last thing they want
to do is see a doctor after they
come home."
Grove City Hospital in west-
ern Pennsylvania sends pa-
tients home with a printout of
instructions and information

from their electronic medical
record. It also assigns transi-
tion coaches to call patients two
to three days later to discuss
medications and appointments
and link them with outpatient
and community programs, says
Brad VanSickles, vice president
of operations. In its "Home with
Meds" program, discharged
patients leave with a month's
worth of medications arranged
by morning, noon and bedtime;
a local pharmacist visits the
hospital to counsel patients on
medications and makes house
calls if concerns arise with
home-bound patients.

Gertrude Staab, 87, was ad-
mitted through the emergency
room last month with a heart ir-
regularity related to congestive
heart failure and discharged
after 14 days. The medication
pack has made it much easier
for her to take her six prescrip-
tion medications. "I really like
that I don't have to fuss around
with a lot of different bottles and
it's all color-coded by the time
and pill," she says. Her hospital
experience was a good one, she
adds, "but I certainly don't want
to go back in."
The first cuts to reimburse-

ment from Medicare will focus
on congestive heart failure,
heart attack and pneumonia,
which account for the majority
of re-admissions due to recur-
rence, complications and poor
adherence to medications and
post-hospital regimens. Con-
sumers can check their local
hospital's readmission rates for
these three conditions at hospi-
An estimated one-third of the
30 million U.S. migraine suffer-
ers experience warning signs up
to 48 hours before the dreaded
pain starts. Melinda Beck dis-
cusses how patients can learn

to recognize their personal
warning signs. Illustration by
Bernard Maisner.
Hospitals using a program
called Project RED (it stands
for "Re-Engineered Discharge")
start to prepare for discharge
when the patient is admitted.
They assign a nurse "discharge
advocate" who will educate the
patient about the diagnosis, ar-
range follow-up appointments
and confirm medication plans.
At discharge, the nurse pro-
vides an individualized instruc-
tion booklet that is also sent to
the patient's regular doctor. The
nurse reviews the instructions

and asks patients to explain
them in their own words. Two
days later, the nurse calls to
identify and resolve problems.
Lynn Leighton, vice president
of health services for the Hos-
pital and Healthsystems Asso-
ciation of Pennsylvania, says
hospitals often combine Proj-
ect RED's discharge planning
with after-care programs such
as the Transitional Care Model,
designed at the University of
Pennsylvania. It requires nurs-
es to visit chronically ill high-
risk patients at home and co-
ordinate care with doctors and

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20B THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 15-21, 2011 _


During the past several weeks, our readers might have no-
ticed that our obituary page has been shorter than usual. The
reason is not that the number of deaths in our community have
suddenly declined but because our newspaper is not getting the
information on all of the deaths.
For some reason, 14 of the 34 Black funeral homes have in-
formed The Miami Times that they will not submit any more
death notices to our newspaper for publication: Bain Range,
Gregg L. Mason, Range, D. Richardson, A. Richardson, Mitch-
ell, Jay's, Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt, Kitchens, Wright & Young, Pax
Villa, Stevens, Carey, Royal & Rahming and Royal.
This newspaper continues to publish all death notices sub-
mitted to us as a public service free of charge as we have been
doing for the past 88 years.
If your funeral home does not submit the information to us,
you may submit it on your own. Please consult our obituary
page for further information or call 305-694-6210.

IILowh- 5 usT C~ollol. mar rn oWN DESTIlNY

Gregg Mason
IDY MOLDEN, 91, retired, Gala Brown Munnings

72, nurse, died
June 9 at Me-
iltial West
~-lospital Sr
vice 10 a.m.,
Saturday in the '


Sore Meia
Center. Service .
10 a.m., Satur-
day at One Way
Tabernacle. &


Eric S. Georgo
tered eternal BL
rest on June
8, 2011 after
a brief illness. ) .
She was a life- '16
long resident of :
Miami. Thelma,
a retired nurse,

Ih lifae o he p ty She
cherish her memory one d
Patricia Hopkins (James)
lywood, FL; a son, Edwal
of Miami; brother, Charlie
(Annie) of Miami; a sister,
Scott (Norman) of Jack
FL; granddaughter, Dell
ham (Ron) of Margate, F
granddaughter, Patricia L
Hollywood, FL; many othe
children, great grandchildren
great grandchildren, r
nieces, nephews and fri
celebration of remembrance
held in her honor.

SON, retired
physician, died
peacefully on ..
SFriday, June 10, n
L~, surrounded by ~~~iafk,
his loving family. '
As a practice
ing obstetrician
and gynecolo-

elt tnd gist, piailyo h tf p f sG ae

of uHol- over 45 years and delivered over
rd Brke 12,000 babies. He was always
Cosn guided by a personal mission to
Braa provide medical care for all women
sovle regardless of their circumstances.
a Abra-Dr. Jefferson was born in Ports-
L;getmouth, Ohio, April 13, 1929, son
efleur of of the late Mifflin and lantha (Left-
r rn-wich) Jefferson.
en, great He graduated with honors from
relatives Portsmouth High School and Mag-
lends. A na Cum Laude from Ohio Univer-
ewlbe sity, where he received a Bachelor
of Science degree. He completed
post Baccalaureate training at the
University of Pittsburgh. In 1955,
he received the Doctorate of Medi-
ung cine (M.D.) from Meharry Medical
NCY, 23, College in Nashville, Tennessee,
distinguished with honors graduat-
ing Summa Cum Laude and be-
ing awarded the highest academic
honor in medical school, the 'Gold
Key" for placing first in his class
during each of the four consecu-
tive years
Dr. Jefferson was the first Black
to be accepted into the medical In-
randpar- ternship program at the Ohio State
eRo-University. Following his intern-
wisHar-ship, Alfred served three years as
dunlCaptain in the United States Air
hsofForce. Subsequently, he was the
g9am-first Black to be accepted into a
1 p.m., residency program at St. Joseph
leUprMercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michi-
S199 St. gan, where he completed his train-
ing in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
1, Army, "Al" as he was affectionately
called, met his wife, Gloria Pullom,
while students at Meharry, and
.they were blessed with 56 years of
Smarniage and three children.
He was preceded in death by
two brothers, Dr. Bernard M. Jef-
ferson and Herbert Jefferson.
Survivors include: wife, Gloria;
sons, Gregory (Vickey) and Bryan;
daughter, Karen J. Morrison Esq.
(Dr. Gregory Morrison); four grand-
children to cherish the memories,
echanic, Aaron, Sarah, Blaire, and Bran-
don; sister, Joyce Williams of Los
Angeles, CA,; nephews, Bernard
A. Jefferson Esq. and Kenneth Jef-
fern a do ices lia sKah Jf-
special cousins, Betty Thompson,
Elizabeth Albury and Vernell Brax-

As a community servant, he re-
RRCA ceived numerous awards from the
S9 e central Ohio community for both
his professional and civic contribu-
tions. He was a member of the Na-
MEEtion- al Medical Association, Amer-
vice was ican Medical Association, Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi
Boule (Lambda Chapter), Ameri-
can College of OB/GYN, American
Association of Gynecologic Lapa-
roscopy, Columbus Medical As-
sociation, The Ohio State Alumni
ARTER, Association, The Medical Group of
Ohio and many other civic and so-
ci zo e ons family, his job, read-
ing, traveling, tennis and swim-
mitng He en nyeddhsh wint rsaspent
wnt find aoh "A h a
o of a aincherhis kind,hge tl
Sman will be deeply missed.
d, Collie;
.other-in- The family will receive friends
r(Anfrom 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on
Willie B. Thursday, June 16, at Schoedinger
ena-Midtown Chapel, 229 East State
.ly Jack- Street, where there will be special
friends. services at 7 p.m.
at New h Vass of0 Christia d ,rialuwi)Il lb~e

at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East
Broad Street. Very Reverend G.
Michael Gribble Celebrant. En-
tombment in the Chapel of Resur-
;rove) reaction Cemetery.
NGTON-In lieu of flowers contributions
may be made to the Alfred B.
Jefferson Fund at the Columbus
Foundation at 1234 East Broad
Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203 to
Spro- vide scholarships, or to the
:-L~Ohio Health Foundation Medical
Education Fund, 180 E. Broad
na Street, Columbus Ohio 43215, in

-8 p.m., hEmpemsiosns of sympathy may be

:urday at sent to the family at www.Schoed-

du Hospital.
'day in the
Ide Charlie l a e f f
three niec-
ier, H-arriett Gala Brown Munnings, 60,
'oods. God who died June 10 after a short
and Jesse illness, will be remembered as
Ilatives and a brilliant entrepreneur who
leave a life of achievement in

ttl en as suor i Nashville
aka NUG- to parents the late Dr. John
011is Brown, Sr. and Marie
Faulkner Brown. She spent
the first four years of her life
2 in Tuskegee, Alabama and in
"'' _sF 1955, Dr. and Mrs. Brown re-
located the family, which also
.. included brothers, John Jr.,
William (deceased) and Law-
__ rence (deceased) to Miami, FL.
eet. During her childhood, she
attended Jackson's Toddle Inn
eCOUNTE, and Floral Heights Elemen-
----tary. After desegregation was
implemented in Miami Dade
County, in part due to a law-
suit filed by Dr. Brown, Gala
started sixth grade at the
newly integrated Gladeview
Elementary. Her involvement
in the desegregation process
continued as she started mid-
i., Saturday dle school at Miami Edison
,~ 1982 NW Junior High in 1962, where
she became the school's first
Black cheerleader.
As a high school senior at
)n Miami Edison Senior High,
LPN, died Gala led a peaceful sit-in., in
z ~protest of discriminatory prac-
tices at the school. This effort
ultimately resulted in Diana
Dyes-Paschal, one of her clos-
est friends, being appointed
the high school's first Black
's In 1968, Gala began her ma-
triculation at Fisk University
in her birthplace, Nashville,
Tennessee. During her four
years at Fisk, she majored
vis in Sociology and received Phi
81, huse- Beta Kappa recognition for her
academic achievements. On
May 29, 1972, Gala graduated
Magna Cum Laude and went
on to pursue a master's degree
in Social Work from Barry Uni-
On December 22, 1974 Gala
married Frederick Munnings,
Jr. of Nassau, Bahamas. They
subsequently made Nas-
iamn sau their home and had two
daughters, Corine and Ashli.
During the 15 years Gala re-

eid d June 12 at Kindre
Service 11 a.m. Satur
chapel. Survivors inclu
Gaitor, brother in law,
es, Mother Eula Strozi
Molden, and Krista W
sons; Eugene Strozier
Strozier and a host of re

Hall Ferguson
GET, 68, retired,
died June 8 at
home. Service
11 a.m., Satur-
day at New Mis-
sionary Baptist
Church, 1990 Y
Alibaba Avenue, j~
Opa Locka Re- I
peat at 1311 NW 53 Str

62, retired, died -
June 10 at Jack-
son Memorial
Hospital. View-
ing 4-8 p.m.
Friday. Memo
rial service 6
p.m., Friday at
St. Paul AME
Church. Service 11 a.m
at St. Paul AME Church
51 Terrace.

June 11 at
home. Viewing
6 p.m. Thurs
day Service 11
a.m., Saturda
at New Birth
Baptist Church
Cathedral of
Faith Interna-
tional "

Hadley Da~
wife, died June
'8. Arrange-
ments are in-


G ao Brown Munnings
sided in the Bahamas, she
spent 14 of those at the Col-
lege of the Bahamlas, serving
as Coordinator of the Social
Work Program and Director
of Field Instr-uction. She also
established the first after-
school center for school-age
children in Nassau. Gala also
spent time volunteering at the
All Saints Camp for children
and adults with AIDS, at the
Lignum Vitae Centre of Hope,
and reading to children in the
school in Giambier Village.
In 1995, Gala returned
home to South Florida and
in 1996, proudly joined her
alma mater, Barry University
School of Social Work as a fac-
ulty member. For six years,
she served as the Coordina-
tor and Faculty Field Instruc-
tor for the Academy for Better
Communities Norland Triplex
Fieki Urut, supervising social
work interns. Gala was subse-
quently appointed to the posi-
tions of Associated Professor
and Director of Field Educa-
tion, posts she held until April
Gala's involvement in the
desegregation movement in
Dade County schools was doc-
umented in the Miami Herald's
series, entitled "South Florida
History -- Miami Stories" and
by noted Miami historian Arva
Moore Parks. Articles written
by Gala have been featured in
the Miami Herald, the Baha-
mian periodical The Tribune
and newsletters for Unity
Church of the Bahamas and
the Universal Truth Center.












retired, died
June 11 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Ser-
vice 1:30 p.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Zion A.M.E-

pa y
Wright and Yoi
died June 7 in
e Miami Gardens-
ES,86,ap-Survivors: par-
ES, 8, ap-ents, Lisa Fus-
sell and Ron-
ald Delancy;
brother, Roland
Delancy; sis-
ters, Tara Pinder
4 and Lillian McKinney; g
41ents, Richard and Shirle
erts; great grandmother,
Davis; aunts, Carolyn Leu
re inorma-riet Stanely, Beatrice Ree
George Delancy; and a
family and friends. Viewin~
PLAIR 70,9 p.m., Friday. Service
e Friday at Saturday at Cooper Temp
tis Chrch Room Ministries, 3800 NW

pae Mdeslgluer -
Baptist Ho pital.
Iervicnesa were
South Car -
lina on May 28
Contact son, .z
Ken Jones at
904-769-6020 for mot

died June 9th. Service
Shiloh Missionary Bap
of Homestead.

June 12 at North .
Shore Medical
Center. Service
11 a.m., Friday
in the chapel.

rN 63, died

83, >astor died
Junl: 8 at North

Ce-~r. Mer ic
11 a.m.,
Sturdy ethn

M.B. Church.

died June 10 ttiaaibP
at Jackson Me- ~
morial Hospi- fp -
tal. Service 11 -
a.m., Tuesday t
at Peaceful Zion~hrh Ir

died June 11
at North Shore.
Service 10 ,
am.ewSat rday .
Baptist Church. 4

WEST, 1 week, died Jun~
vice was held.

janitor, died June 11. Ser,

53, co-pastor of--

Whor tian C nth
and EEO man- 2

ded J ne 8
at Jackson Me-
morial S uth).sA

Survivors include: husband
mother-in-law, Yvonne; br
laws, Herman (Debra), Ter
Stephen and Irwin; uncle,
Pickens; aunts, Lottie Pick
nie Mae fielder and Elver
son; a host of family and
Sevie11ti am, uSaturday

Range (Coconut G
BROWN, 57,
dietary, died
June 9 in Miami.

cludeviv childr n
Gary Michael
Ta ha wndra
Taurean, Jer-

fahernCli ha;d.Viewing 4
Friday. Service 1 p.m., Sat
Macedonia Baptist Church

attendant, died June 10th UM
Medical Center. Service 3 p.m.
Saturday in the chapel.

VIVIAN D. ROLLE, 76, retired
died June 9 a
M iversoital o
Visitation F 4-7

a9e 1fo lowi g
Avenue. Ser
vc~e 2 p 1., Saturda yS New Hope

NINGS, died ip-
June 10. Me- r
morial Service 'v
in celebration .
of her life to be -

day JounneS 8t
at the Univer-
sal Truth Cen-
ter, 21310 NW 37th Ave (Douglas
Road), Miami Gardens, FL 33056.

Carey Royal Ramr'n
ANITA V. TAYLOR, 58, dialysis
technician died
June 8 at Jack-
son South Cotm- g
muni y Hospi a.
Service 10 a.m., .
Sauer y Bp Mt


would like to extend sincere
vtdaks o sourn amHly fedndsi
the different ministries of the

Gospsecial thanks to the Rev.
Billy Strange, Jr. and the Mount
Calvary church family for the
beautiful homegoing celebration.
May God bless each of you is
our prayer.
The Family

In loving memory of,

06/15/50 06/17/07

Happy Birthday to our Girl.
Although it's Fathers day
you are still the best in our

woovmng you always, Your
husband, Yolanda, grands
and amily.

Gregg Mason


SMITH, SR., 90,

11/28/57- 06/13/04

We will always cherish fond
memories of you.
MIe forever, 1 other, Mable

Happy Birthday

in M9mOr

n I loving memory of


I :.

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

The Miamni Times

i es e entertainment



. A1

Jada Pinkett

Smith: A



By Nicholas Robinson
As the matriarch of one of Black Hol-
lywood's most powerful families, Jada
Pinkett Smith has juggled many titles in
her day; that of a wife, mother, actress,
rocker and producer. And in the summer
issue of Uptown magazine, the "Haw-
thoRNe" actress explains that in Will,
she's found not only a soul mate, but a
creative and inspiring partner in her life.
"We create together; we love on each
other," she said. "We raise our kids
together. We are building something to-
gether. People think that Will and I don't
spend a lot of time together. ~[We spend]
too much time [together], actually, if you
ask me. It's always nice to have a little
time apart. Some-.
times you need 'I-4
Pinkett Smith
also reveals that
she quit her sing-
ing career as the
lead singer of the
rock bank, Wicked
Wisdom, to spend
time with her son,
Jaden. SMITH
"When Jaden did
The Pursuit of Happyness, I was sup-
posed to go on tour with Guns N' Roses
in Europe," she said. But she turned
down the offer and eventually disbanded
Wicked Wisdom.
"It was probably the most heartbreak-
ing experience," she said. "But what
I realized is that sometimes God will
place things in your life that will make
you recognize what your priorities are. I
adore my son; he's my soul seed. There
was no way that I was going to allow him
to do [a movie] and not have his another."
Although Pinkett Smith has sacrificed
a lot to be good mother to her children,
onlookers and critics have long held that
she and Will are doing her now famous
kids a disservice by letting them, grow
up in the limelight. But Pinkett Smith
assures that her; kids and her detractors
have' nothing to worry about.
"There are so many other kids you can
worry about," she said. "My kids. They're
going to be all right. "I get why people
would criticize. But people need to know
that Will and I would never put our
children in a situation that would bring
them detriment. If I survived every-
thing that I survived in Baltimnore and
Will survived everything he survived in
Philly, these kids surely can survive the
H-ollywood game."


new vi co

causes uproar
Pop star Rihanna's new video for the
song "Man Down" created quite a stir
after it debuted on BET's "106 & Park"
on May 31st. The.violent images in the
video have caused many to ask for it to
be banned.
In the video, Rihanna portrays a victim
of sexual assault that gets retribution
on her attacker by gunning him down in
a train station. Members of the Parents
Television Council (PTC) complained that
the singer, a victim of a highly-publicized
domestic assault,
should approach
domestic violence
personal story
and status as a
Celebrity superstar
provided a golden
opportunity for
the singer to send
an important
message to female
victims of rape
and domestic violence," Melissa Henson,
director of communications and public
education for the PTC, said in a state-
ment. "Instead of telling victims they
should seek help, Rihanna released a
music video that gives retaliation in the
form of premeditated murder the impri-
matur of acceptability."
Please turn to RIHANNA 2C

2C THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 15-21, 2011

.r ~ ~ al ihlnr Zi1

Smnger's video causes commotion

Aglow, Inc. (North Dade
Chapter) wish to thank our
community and are sincerely
grateful to the following
persons and companies
who helped to make their
Fourth Annual Junior
Cotillion the success that
it was: Dr. and Mrs. Hen ry
(Marcia) Lewis, Dr. Barbara
Edwards, Dr. Sandra T.
Thompson, Patricia Carter,
Lorenzo Reed, Herbert
and Fredra Rhodes,
Athen Jackson, Sheryl
Bain, Jacqueline Redd,
Yvonne Baskins-Bendross,
Ernestine Woodard, Brian
Chapelle, Chad Norton
MNW Jazz Band Ensemble'
Tammy Idun-Ogde, Rev'
Paul L. Kelley Alpha and
Omega Dancers, Thompson
Hospitality, Jaunita
Armbrister and St. Agnes
Episcopal Church, Cinly
Butler and Debra Thomas.
Hearty congratulations to all
of your members, the boys
and girls who took an active
part and all of your sponsors
and friends who attended
your cotillion.
Laugh when you can
apologize when you should
and let go of what you can't
change. Forgive quickly,
play hard, take chances,
give everything and have no
regrets. Life is too short to be
anything but happy!


81 Gevene Dobson Mliami, FL

Black is 'beautiful'
Blackis 'bold'
Black is my 'body' and my 'soul'
Black is my heavenly 'role'
Black is my entertainment 'pole'
Black is my power to 'stroll'
Black is like 'diamonds' and 'gold,' hard to 'mold' and hard to 'fold'
But, shouting out 'loud' I am Black and I am 'proud'

Problems with Winfrey's network


women of high caliber to
organize similar clubs within
their communities and meet
in a different city each year to
spread te wor .
This year's program included
Jermaine Dean, Koinonia
Worship Center; The Aukela
Christiarr Military Academy
(CMA) Honor Guards,
welcome from Moorman
and introduction. of Mistress
of Ceremonies, Dr. Deborah
Allen by Roberta Felton.
Congratulations go out to
those honored and recognized
by M~oorman: Andrey' B.
Rodriguez, founder
and principal of Aukela .
CMA, enhancing the i
spiritual academic $-
and psychological :
development of children
from K-12th grades. She
has a Bachelor of Arts f' -
and Masters Degrees,
recognized by Delta FL
Sigma Theta Sorority, FL
Inc. for educational fete.
Barbara 'Wooten, co-founder
of Udonis Haslem Children
Foundation (UHCF), received
the Community Service award.
She is a graduate of Miami
Northwestern and Miami Dade
Community College. She has
worked for American Express
for 33 years, while volunteering
with UHCF, LJHCH and
disabled women.
Lori Sparks received the
Educational Award, as well as
"Teacher of the Year" at Collins
Elementary. She has obtained
a Bachelors from FAU
and was promoted to
assistant principal.
She goes above and
beyond the curriculum
and thrives on learning
as much as she can to
..better the lives of her
students and enhance
MAN herself as a professional
in the field of education.
Clandette Freeman was the
recipient of the Businessi Award
for her 24 years of service in

radio while forming
Emily C. Freeman
Literary Services which
provides an array ng
of writing icuig
publishing, counseling, $
coaching, editing,
commissioned stage/
film and more-
Kwame Tweneboah,W
CPA, received the Man
Of Year Award for is successful
business and has obtained
a Bachelor of Business/
Accounting, Management,
a Masters from Atlantic
University, Nova University,
and a member of
AFICP for the past
three years,
Dr. Bessie S.
Fletcher, Christian
Clinical Psychologist,
is the founder of the
National Association
of the Mother and
TDaughter Bonding
CHRNetwork Inc. ~and
Sthe Mother and
Daughter Bonding Magazine.
Dr. Fletcher has launched a
campaign to bring attention
to the powerful impact that a
strong mother and daughter
relationship has on the entire
family and their community. .
She started her project in
1999, while training 5,000
mothers in different states
and in Europe, radio shows,
and speaking at 15 forums to
strengthen the bond between
mother and daughter.
Eddie Dean, 15, received
the Scholarship Award. He
was born in Miarm and also
lived in Schweinfurt, Germany
with his family: mother,
father, grandmother,
grandfather and his dog.
He has a GPA of 3.00
at Miami Arts Charter
School. His goal is to
become a computer
Dory Mizell Lingo
and her street naming SF

committee at the
Church Of The Open
Door saw it appropriate
to name NW 8th
Avenue from 57th to
62nd Street, in honor of
Rev. Dr. Henry Curtis
M~cDowell, founder
of United Church of
OTN Christ with Rev. Dr.
R. Joaquin Willis,
Pastor. The naming committee
consisted of Dr. Enid C.
Pinkney, consultant; LaVerne
Boonem, Rudy Levarity,
Kervin Clenance, Charlayne
Thompkins, Priscilla Beatty,
Gala Munnings, 1Marva Wiley,
Diane Torres, Keith Levarity
and Pastor Willis.
The program itself included
Erslyn F. Anders, music;
Stanley E. Johnson,
Jr., Esq., opening song
"Guide Me O, Thou Great
Jehovah"; Catherine M.
Carter, welcome; Bonnie
North, solo; and Lingo, *
the dedicatory Litany.
The street naming
ceremony was endorsed MO
by Commissioner Richard
P. Dunn, Commissioner
Andrey Mi. Edmonson, Miami-
Dade Public Works and police
Others on the program
included tributes from Dwayne
Boone, Mrs. Mary MVcf~owell
(Keith) Lefaiver and remarks
from Dr. Pinkney. Some of
those in attendance were
Nelson and Fifia Jenkins,
Dr. Asrtrid Mack, Carolyn
White, Bennie White, Frank
Pinkney, William III and Dr.
Cynthia Clarke.
A special salute goes
out to Mary Dunn
for bringing out The
3iij~g~National Sorority of
M.Phi Delta Kappa, inc:,
P~ Alpha Delta Chapter
including recognition
of Xenos and Hub
Parents, Anthropos
PARKS and guests. The event

was held at the Golden Corral
Regina Bruton, Basileus,
gave the occasion and welcome,
Soror Judye Scavella,
invocation; Carolyn Clark,
Litany; Carcelia Roberson,
appreciation; and was closed
out with Christian Dunn
performing a Liturgical dance.
Dunn presented the Book
Award Scholarship to R~oAnna
Pickens and Jordan Cooper.
She then, introduced Dr.
Liian Cooper, principal of
COPE: North, who presented
the Delta Oliver Scholarship to
Johnson Jean and recognition
of sponsors Nadine Atkins,
William Aristide, principal of
Booker T. Washington Senior
High; Wallace
Aristide, Mary
L. D~unn, Sharon
I, awkins, Barbara
-- Fitzpatrick, Dr.
..Edith Hall, Dr.
Cheryl Johnson,
Cora Johnson,
Josephine D. Rolle,
,ORMAN Leanne smith,
.Corliss Sellers,
Mary Severence and
Dr. Richard J. Strachan.
Other presenters were Eva
Betterson, Regina Bruton and
Anna Wyche, while recipients
were Christina Dunn, Kandy
Thomas, Freddie Kineard,
MValcolm Martizen and
Aaron Martizen. Dunn gave a
motivating charge to the young
people to utilize the summer
doing positive things and come
back stronger.
Attention to the first class
of Miami Northwestern Senior
High School. Join your fellow
classmates, parents and
friends at the Newport Hotel
and Resort on July 14-15. Let's
celebrate "55 Years Prime
Time" in friendship, fellowship,
frolic and fun. For more
information, call LaRue Ford
at 305-733-6299 or Elizabeth

Will 'The Real One' Bell, singing "Enjoy ~nh;JE
local poet, left here last week Jesus". Dr. Carl
after he was shot in front Johnson gave
of his own Literary Poet the eulogy. 1
Studio. He wrote many short Some of the -----
poems and recited them at other Angels
many assembles, which was were Carolyn Frazier,
sponsored by Betty Bacon, Brenda Hadley, Ruby Allen,
founder of the Poet Club. He was IMamie Horne,MamielIvery,
a former student at MacArthur Elizabeth James, D~aphne 1M.
North Alternative School under Johnson, Joe Mack, Shelia
Dr. Arthur Woodard and Dr. Mack, Mother Nettie Murphy,
Lawton Williams, principals, Rev. Gloria Pacely, Henry
where Bell was introduced Small, Virginia Smiley, Tillie
to poetry by Walter Dennis, Stibbins, Henry Williams,
English teacher. Bell began Samuel Williamns, Carolyn
to turn his live around from Dorsett, Mae Etta Lowery
jail to expressing himself mna and Sybel Johnson.
cultural manner. If Y-ou She will also be
knew him, you had to missed by her ex-
love his mannensm.lf;~ husband Bernard
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Moorman, president,
and members of the Broward
County Business and
Professional Women's Network
provided the Miami-Dade and
Broward Counties with the
Seventh Annual Founder's Day
Scholarship Luncheon (Making
Dreams a Reality), recently at
the Signature Grand in Davie,
History of the
organization included
founders: Emma
Odessa Young, a al
realtor from New York
City; Ollie .Chinn I ,'
Porter and Effie
Oiton, Bertha P.
Rhodes, Josephine FREEI
B. Keen, Adelaide
Flemming of Philadelphia
and Pearl Flippen of Atlantic
City. Their aim was to attract

attention recently at Hadiey
Davis Funeral Home, when
family members poured in to
pay tribute to a Christian who
loved her church, children and
The Singing Angels.
Irene Harris and Emmanuel
Whipple presided over the
service. The Singmng Angels
sang one of her favorite songs,
"Walk With God" with Addie
Williams, soloist. Reflections
followed by. Dwight Hall,
Herbert Williams, Jackie
Burkes, Carolyn Roberts,
Louis Sample and ended with
Jackie Burkes singing "Saf6 In
You Arms," a family favorite.
After Hadley-Davis
acknowledgement and
presentation of the floral
arrangements, a special tribute
was paid by The Singing Angels

Hatsof to: Keietta and Dr. Shirley
Givens fo~r being featured Johnson w~ere
In the Broit~ard Cabserver for also recognized
instituting, a unified dress and awarded
code at Deerfield Beach by the National Association
Middle School. Keietta of Negro Business and
also completed her intern Professional Women's Club,
principal program and is Inc. Congrats ladies! ,
eligible to become a principal. Hearty congratulations goes
Warm wishes goes out to out to all of our 2011 College
Leola R. Adams, who was and High School graduates.
honored by the Ladies~ of All of your hard work has
Gamma Alpha Chapter of lota finally paid off. It takes a
Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. at great deal of talent, effort
the Annual Business Week and determination to achieve
Observance. She~ was chosen such a challenging goal and
as the "Soror of the Year." it's very inspiring to me to see
Hearty congratulations you realize it. Keep up the
goes out to (my roommate good work. I am very .proud
when traveling with our of all of you. I am confident
sorority Delta Sigma Theta) that you will continue to be a
Alice Johnson, who received success in the years to come.
the Clark Atlanta University Enjoy this happy occasion.
Alumni Association, Inc. Arts Get well wishes and our
and Letters Entertainment prayers go out to all of
Award for Outstanding you: Rachel Reeves, Inez
Achievement. McKinney-Johnson, Naomi
Deepest sympathy goes out Allen-Adams, Milldred "PI"
to to: Larcenia Bullard, who Ashley, Ernest Knowles,
lost her mother Ms. Harriet Jessie Stinson, Lessie
Dunbar of Philadelphia; Paige Smnith, Grace Heastie-
.Leotha Sands, who lost Patterson, Nathaniel
her husband Theodore Gordon and MVary Allen.
R. Harrell, Sr.; and Edith Happy wedding anniversary
Coverson and her children, greetings go out to: Horace
who lost their husband and Bertha Johnson, their
and father, Arthur "Tug" 46th on June 6; and Lemuel
Coverson. and Diona Moncur, their 3rd
MVarilyn; Koonce-Lindsey on June 7.

completed her college work
at Louisiana State University
(LSU) in Baton Rouge, LA.
She earned her B.A. degree
in Communication Studies,
finishing with a 3.5 GPA. She
will pursue a degree in Law.
Attending Chassity's
graduation were her
parents, Charles Arnold,
Jr. and Chanel MVinniefield;
grandparents, Charles Sr.
and Velma Arnold and
Emma Sweeting; sister,
Charlee; great-grand aunt,
Ruth Walker; granidaunt
Gwen Thomas, all of Miami;
and from North Ridge, CA,
her uncle and aunt Oswald
and Betty Walker.
Best wishes and
congratulations goes out to
Renee Forbs and Rodney
Wilhiams, who were married
on June 4 at Palm Coast,
Florida's Ha~mmond Beach
Resort. Family members
from Miami attending the
beautiful affair were: James
and Karen Bullard-Jordan,
Joi Strachan, Elry Taylor-
Sands, Etta 1Mae Taylor,
Patricia Taylor, Sandra
Taylor Thompson, Limlan
Thompson, Tony and
Tammny Rodgers, along with
relatives from New York and
Michigan in attendance.
Congratulations and best
wishes goes out to Janice
Hutson, on her retirement

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chief David Zaslay has ac-
knowledged disappointment
in OWN's start but expects
growth with a new Winfrey
show next year.
"I don't think they expect-
ed, six months in, that they
wouldn't show any discernible
difference to what Discovery
Health had been averaging,"
says analyst Brad Adgate of
ad firm Horizon Media. Win-
frey "Ijust has this magical
ability to get stars and big
names on the network. A lot of
blue-chip advertisers signed
on. There was huge buzz." But
after a promising launch, "it
~just fizzled out quickly, which
proves how difficult it is to get
traction in this TV landscape."
Liguori says the results
are merely "growing pains"

of a "nascent, fledgling TV
network," a rare start-up of
a 24/7 channel with mostly
original programming, and
the first channel built around
a single though popular -
And Winfrey says she has
been too distracted with end-
ing her talk-show run to
give OWN her full attention.
"You've got to' have a clear
head to have any imagination
or creativity," she says.
Now, "I'm going to dive in,
(and) I feel hopeful, confident
that we'll be able to figure it
ou~t. The biggest challenge
is aligning the network with
what is my true vision and
brand hope and aspiration
- and not acquisitions and
reality shows. The other big-
gest challenge is getting peo-
ple to know where the network

continued from 10

Rihanna used a Twitter post
ing to defend herself on June
2nd. She says she's an artist
and her expression should not
be muted.
"I'm a 23-year-old rock star
with no kids! she said. "What's
up with everybody wanting me
to be a parent? I'm just a girl
I can only be your/our voice.
Cuz we all know how difficult/
embarrassing it is to commu-
nicate touchy subject matters
to anyone especially our par-
ents. And this is whyl Cuz we
turn the other cheek. U can't
hide your kids from society
or they'll never learn how to
adapt This is the real world.
"The music industry isn't

exactly Parents-R-Us. We have
the freedom to make art, let
us. It's your job to make sure
they don't turn out like us."
BET defended it's airing of
the video, saying it fit within
the networks guidelines for
decency. However, Henson
took offense with the network
as well.
"BET's justification for air-
ing Rihanna's video is beyond
inadequate," Henson said. "If
BET is serious that the video
'complied' with its standards,
we would like to know just
what those 'standards' are. In
the interest of full disclosure,
we call on BET to issue a pxib-
lic explanation of its program-
ming guidelines and urge
MTV to keep the video.0off its

contninud from 1C

series with Shania Twain and
the Judds, have gained trac-
tion. The most popular has
been Season 25: Behind the
Scenes of the Oprah Winfrey
Show, on a channel that has
otherwise seen few glimpses of
its namesake.
That will change early next
year with the premiere of the
network's centerpiece: Oprah's
Next Chapter, an interview/
travel series in which Winfrey
will ditch her studio audience.
"I will continue to do what I've
done with the Oprah show:
exploring ideas through sto
ries fascinating, sometimes

famous people in interesting
places," she says. "What is dif-
ferent about the Next Chapter
is I am not tied to the chair.
But she's committed to just
70 episodes, half of her previ-
ous workload, and the series
isn't scheduled to debut until
January, when it will air about
twice a week. Also due:
*Finding Sarah: From Roy-
alty to the Real World (Sunday,
9 p.m.), tracing Sarah Fergu-
son's "emotional struggle to
rebuild her life.
*Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals
(June 19, 10 p.m.), featuring
estranged father/daugher ac-
tors attempting reconciliation.
*Carson Nation (June 25,
10 p.m.), a lifestyle makeover

series starring Carson Kress-
ley, who travels around the
country in search of needy
subjects. .
*Oprah's Encore (Septem-
ber), a bes~t-of Oprah Winfrey
Show collection with new foot-
age, due in September.
*Rosie (October), a talk show
starring Rosie O'Donnell, to
be taped at Oprah's Chicago
*Don't Tell the Bride, a wed-
ding show in which the groom
makes all the plans, from
dresses to decorations and ca-
tering, with the bride kept in
the dark.
If that sounds like some-
thmng from Bravo or Discov-
ery's TLC, "there's definitely

going to be overlap,"' Liguort
says. But other networks are
more "aggressive" in approach:
"There's a lot of girl hate on
those other networks. Oprah
will never do harm," and Bride
will "reinfof-ce why people get
married despite their differ~
ences, as opposed to why peo-
ple shouldn't get married be-
cause of their differences."
Dr. Phil McGraw, who owes
his TV career to Winfrey, con-
cedes the network is "off to a
slow start" but says hundreds
of cable channels makes hers
hard to find. "I believe that ul-
timately Oprah is going to re-
write cable history," he says.
That's going to be a huge suc-

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A purported music entrepreneur who bilked a New Jersey investor out of
$330,000 by claiming he was promoting a series of Mariah Carey concerts in Dubai
has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison.
Antywan Ross also was sentenced recently to pay more than $325,000 in restitu-
Ross, who now lives in Berkeley, Calif., headed RDA Group.
He claimed the Atlanta-based firm would use the money to promote the concerts.
He told the investor that the money would be used for upfront expenses and that
he'd be repaid with interest.
The shows never took place, the investor was never repaid and Ross admitted
that he used most of the money for his own benefit. He pleaded guilty last year to
wire fraud. The investor's name was not disclosed.

The Supreme Court has turned away the latest attempt by actor Wesley Snipes to
get his ilonvictioln andl prlison sentence on tax charges overturned.
thr~e hig eor neue ttso willa recent peal from Snipexs, convi ted in 2008 on

Snipes started a three-year term in a federal minimum security prison in Decem-
ben. He has aDpeared in dozens of films, from "White Men Can't Jump" and "Demoli-
(100 Man" In the early 19903) to the blockbuster Blade trilogy.
Snipes wanted hls trial held In New Yorki City, where he says he lived, but the
government brought charges against him in Florida, where Snipes held a driver's li-
cense. The lower courts refused to let him bave an evidentiary hearing on this issue.

A West Point isdert Is suing Pathl LaBelle, saying she ordered her bodyguards to
beat him up as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal.
The lawsuit alleges the cadet, Richard king, was, waiting for his brother and la-
ther to pick; him up outside one of the terminals at Bush Inter continental Airpojrt on
March 11, when three of LaBelle's bodyguards attac~ked him. King was In Houston,
his hometown, while on spring break from West Point.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Hpuston civil court recently, names bodyguards,
the airport and a taxi dispatcher as co-defendants.
One of King's lawyerr, John Raley, said the alleged attacked resulted In a concus-
slan and Iingering dizziness and headaches for his client.
The lawsuit Is askilng for unspecibied damages.

Former isewn Y'orki Giants star Plau.coo Burress was release from prison last week
alter spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge.
Burress, 33, pleaded guilty In August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of
a weapon and was sentenced to two years In prison. He was released about three
months early for good behavior.

Solange Knowles a -new

IRce TOr CarO1 S Daughter
By EURweb.com of the new Carol's Daughter
spokeswoinen Cassie (Black,
.Singers Solange Knowles and Mexican and Filipina), Selita
Cassie, along with Victoria Se- (Native Amnerican, Irish and
cret model Selita Ebanks, came Black), and Solange (Black and
together in the midst of French Creole) directly
their busy schedules to parallel Census figures
become the new faces~ showiing at least nine
for the Carol's Daughter million people who iden-
multiracial campaign. ,, tify themselves as bi- or
On the cover of WWD multi-racial.
Style magazine, they C Ebanks says, "Carol's
are captured with the Daughter doesn't have
caption: "Beauty is Di- KNOWLES just one direct demo-
versity." graphic.. Solange's hair

sembled and the subsequent
speed with which its album. was
released, it's hard not to think
that Ross used rap blogs as a
scouting tool, as a virtual farm
team, and also as an inspira-
tion. The group's rollout shows
no fear of the Internet as a dis-
tribution platform or as a can-
nibalizer of sales: about half of
the songs on "Maybach Music
Group Presents: Self Made, Vol.
1" (Maybach Music Group/War-
ner Brothers) were made avail-
able online in the weeks before
the album's release.

"Self Made" arrives via a
new label deal with Warner

Brothers, signed after Ross's
breakthrough success with
last year's "Teflon Don" album.
Mostly, the new album is true
to the sort of bombast he per-
fected on "Teflon Don." The
choruses here are built of con-
crete Ross sounds insistent
whether shouting "Tupac back!"
or wheezing "600 Beeeeenz"
- and the production, full of
king-size ominousness, isn't
from Lex Luger (except for one
track), who has trademarked
that sound, but from a cadre of
would-be Lugers. .
But where Triple C's, on its
2009 debut album, "Custom
Cars & Cycles" (Maybach Mu-
sic/Def Jam), felt like an exten-

[From left, Pill, Meek Mill
and Wale, the main memberS
of May bach Music Group
Rick Ross's new extended

sion of Ross, the new group feels
haphazard. And "Self Made" is
a hilarious name for an album
created for the express purpose
of coattail riding.
Pill, Meek Mill and Wale have
nothing in common but the
MMG chain they wear. Pill, from
Atlanta, has a coiled, drawling
flow. He first gained riotice in
2009, on the back of his stark
video for his single "Tr~ap Goin'
Please turn to HIP-HOP 60

her career following her divorce
from the former premier of
Turks & Caicos, in addition to
raising her 21-year-old daugh-
ter, Kai.
For people who are not famil-
iar with the show, can you tell
us about your character Keisha
LR: I love my character. She's
a--little- bit like me, but each
and every character is. Keisha
Greene used to be a video vixen,
she's a poker player now. And
she's looking for a wealthy man
to take care of her. She wants
100 percent but doesn't want to
give 100 percent, so she builds
this wall up.
Did you offer any suggestions
to the writer, Stacy A. Little-
john, based on your past expe-
riences in relationships?
LR: The writer and I are best
friends and so a lot of things
that have happened in the

The debut of VH1's newest
hour-long scripted series, 'Sin-
gle Ladies' has already made
history following its May 30
premiere, drawing in over 2.8
million viewers. With the help
of the season three premiere of
'Basketball Wives,' the roman-
tic comedy series landed the
network its highest rated night
since October 2009.
The comedic drama follows
three best friends (played by
Charity Shea, Stacey Dash and
LisaRaye McCoy) with three
different relationship philoso-
phies living in Atlanta.
For LisaRaye, who recently
wrapped up the second sea-
son of her TV One Reality show
'LisaRaye: The Real McCoy,' be-
ing a single lady is nothing new.
The 44-year-old actress has
been hard at work resurrecting

Single Ladies, starring Stacy Dash, Lisa Raye, and Charity Shea,
script, have happened to us. But ences, but the way LisaRaye
to be honest, she has it all there would play pain would be differ
in the writing, really in the de- eat from the way Keisha plays
tails of the description of how pain, but pain is pain. And
she wants this played, what's we've all had it.
the general thought behind it, What advice would you give
what's the inner monologue. It's to your daughter, Kai, on being
really through your life experi- Please turn to LISARAYE 6C

As reported by Sing-
ersroom, Lisa Price, founder of
the hair and skin care line, de-
signed the new campaign ad to
reflect the recent demographic
shift reported by the U.S. Cen-
The nationalities of each

is a different texture
than mine; so is Cassie's. Our
skin and body types are differ-
ent. Today, people are blended,
and I think the three of us are
a prime example. Women in my
family range from vanilla to the
deepest chocolate."


BV Jake Paine

Memphis, Tennessee Hip
Hop pioneers Three Six Mafia
are returning to reality televi-
sion. After the group's 2007
series Adventures In Holly-
hood ran on MTV and MTV2,
as well as storied appearances
on Jackass and Entourage,
founding Three Six members
DJ Paul and Juicy J will be re-
turning to VH1 this year on an
upcoming cooking series.
Tentatively titled Famous
Food, the series will feature

Heidi Montag of MTV's The
Hills, former headline-making
prostitute Ashley Dupre and
Jake Pavelka of ABC's The
Less than two years ago,
Juicy J spoke about his plans
of getting a cooking show."We
got a producer right now that's
doing the edits on the show
and he's getting ready to start
shopping to some networks.
The show is al5%ut [how] cook-
ing ain't easy, we're not cook-
ing soul food. We're cooking all
different types of food; we're

cooking Indian food, we're
cooking Italian food, we're
cooking Asian food, we're cook-
ing Mexican food, we're cook
ing all different kinds of foods
that people wouldn't think we
could cook. It's a comedy, it's
funny, and I thmnk you're going
to love it."
While the aforementioned
Cookin' Ain't Easy never was
produced, Juicy J and Paul's
VH1 run will reportedly begin
this fall. Meanwhile, Three Six
Mafia is finishing an upcoming
album for Sony Records.

By EURweb.com

mate, Drake.
Minaj, who is signed to Lil
Wayne's Young Money Enter-
tainment label, joined fellow
rapper Rick Ross on Diddy's
management roster last May.
But according to XXLMag.
com, Minaj is now putting her
career in the hands of Gee
Roberson and Kyambo Joshua,
who run the production com-
pany Hip-Hop Since 191'8.
The firm manages her men-
tor Lil Wayne, Drake, Kanye
West and Young Jeezy.

Word has it that Nicki Minaj
has fired her manager Sean
"Diddy" Combs .. this time
for real.
The last time reports sur-
faced that Minaj had severed
ties with Combs, it turned out
to be false.
But XXL Magazine in a re-
port recently claims the rap.-
per has parted ways with the
mogul in order to ~sign with the
company backing her label-

a number of .notable figures
working in California restau-
rants belonging to The Dolce
Group, to see who can prove to
be the most successful. Other
confirmed contestants include

continued from 10

gang has to manage a culture
shift, a particularly difficult
task fdr Phifer, whose character
has to contend with the unex-
plained nature of his "mira-
cle" existence, while coming to
terms with the possible super
natural explanation for it,
"I wouldn't describe Rex as
arrogant but I think he's cer
tainly set in his ways," he said.
"There's a certain amount of
edge to him. I think he's deter-
mined and strong and focused.
And I think once he has it set
in his mind that he wants to do
something, that's what he goes
out and does.
On first glance, it's unclear
whether the Torchwood fran-
chise can handle two powerful
and handsome leading men,
but Phifer and Barrowman
make it work and look good
in the process.
Executive producer Russell T.

Davies is one of the UK's most
influential and highly-regarded
television writers. In 2008, he
was awarded an OBE (Order of
the British Empire) for his writ-
ing services to television and in
2006, he was honored with the
, prestigious Dennis Potter Writ-
er's Award from BAFTA.
Davies' regeneration of Doc-
tor Who took the nation to a fe-
ver pitch and it achieved huge
ratings success reaching
peaks of 13 million and more
than 40 percent share. The
success of "Doctor Who" led
to Davies' creation of two new
series, "Torchwrood" and "The
Sarah Jane Adventures." In
the UK, "Torchwood" retains
its record as the highest-rated
drama on the digital channel
BBC Three.
Davies was also the writer
and creator of the critically-
acclaimed and vastly popular
"Queer as Folk," the adaptation
of which ran for five years on

In the hip-hop world,


Rick Ross, Triple

L's put Carol

City OTI Tmap
BV Jon Caramanica

Rick Ross has old friends,
and Rick Ross has new friends.
The old friends are from the
neighborhood: Ross's first crew
was Triple C's, or Carol City
Caitl named after the ru h
that Ross and the other mem-
bers Gunplay, Young Breed,
Torch called home.
Where did Ross meet his new
friends, the members of May-
bach Music Group? It's 2011: he
met them on the Internet-
Well, maybe that's not where
he met them, but it's. where
they're from, more or less, where
they've achieved their greatest
notoriety outside their home-
towns. The new crew members
- Pill, Meek Mill, Wale, among
Others with heavy presence
on hip-hop blogs, exemplify the
modern way of getting atten-
Judging by the composition
of Maybach Music Group, the
speed with which it was as-

Rick Ross and May bach have a new album, "LSelf Made."

By Brennan Williams

Three Six Mafia to be included in ITV cooking show


MiV11R (11Ops Diddy as manager

___ _________~__________~_______~~ __~~_ ___


06/17/07 -09/0 1/90

You are not forgotten son.
Forever loved and missed.

05/13/1 927- 12/09/2007

We love and miss you.
Wife and family.


We love and miss you Daddy
RIP. Jarmeisha and Jantayiah.

06/24/78 -10/18/98

Gone, but not forgotten.
Love always, your family.

09/03/51- 06/08/08

Sadly missed. Love Carolyn,
Duane and Shoney.

It's been a year since you
left us. We all love and miss
Your loving wife, children,
grandchildren church mem-
bers and friends.

09/1 6/57 10/29/07

Lest eF raget.

August 9, 2002

aYou wil ne r be forgotte ;

10/09/7923 -1 2/03/2008

Gone, aunot forgotten.


08/25/1932- 11/03/2070

"Peaches," We love and miss
you. Your wife and family.

Ha py Fther' Day!
Ph Ilis M. Roll .


Happy Father's Day!
Your Children.

Love, Nett

777/90 40/91
Da, ouar orve i or
hearts. Love :, yurdagher.

Love always, Your girls,
Sophia and Shaunda


Love, your mother, sister,
daughters and nieces


Happy Fathers Day.
Love Mom and
your son, Crick.

08/02/32 12/17/10

We love and miss you dearly.
Your Family

IRicus war cowrr



7 1/1 1/27- 07/1 1/08

Safe in His arms.
Love, your family.

05/14/1939 6/18/2010

i. : I
August 9, 2002

S es inHis arms.

03/20/7929 -07/04/2010

One year a90 you left us,
it seems like only yesterday.
WNe love and miss you.
You have always been
a loving father.
Lee Etta Daniels,. ,.
Sandra Anderson,
Pamela Powell and
Leory Jackson, Jr.

08/29/64 08/27/87

Missing you. Carolyn.
Shoney and Duane.


You will always be in our
hearts. From the
Joseph Family.

The unconditi ad:16?e ou '~i
showed us is forever
in our hearts.





08/27/ 1957 -04/09/2009

Happy Father's Day, Pooh!

Sealed with a kiss.

You are so dearly missed!

APt ~a
04/07/04 -06/035/73

02/06/ 1964 05/()4/20 1 1

It's six weeks since you
departed this life. The pain
continues to feel like
yesterday. But, with God's
grace and mercy we know
that He will see us through
this first Father's day.
Missing you so much,
Your mother, children,
siblings and Elaine.
T Hyman Fami y.


Happy Fathers Day!
love, your kids and grandkids.

I 1/07/50- 02/15/06

03/23/87 -06/07/09

Daddy, its been two years since
you've been gone
I wish we could have just one
more day like we did at home.
I saw my hero every time I
looked at you.
You did things that only a king
can do For his princess.
Love your daughter and family.

01/17/1942 -03/25/11

You are truly miss
Your Family.

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SThe Miami-Dade Pub-
lic Library System will be
hosting a Business Resource
Open House on Thursday, July
21 at the Main Library, 101
West Flagler Street from 12-7
p.m. For more information on
this event, contact the Busi-
ness.and Science Department
at 305-375-5231.

SThe Miami Carol City
High Class of 1971 will cel-
ebrate its 40th Class Reunion
on July 22-24 at the Embas-
sy Suites, in Ft. Lauderdale.
Activities will include: meet
and greet, bus tour of new
MCCHS, dinner dance,' wor-
ship service and picnic. For
more information, go to www.
carolcitysenior71.com or on
Facebook "Miami Carol City
Sr. High Class of'71 Reunion
Info." Contact Gwen Thomas
Williams at 305-625-7244 or
email gwenO525@aol.com.

SThe City of Miami Gar-
dens Youth Sports (CMGYS)
Football and Cheerlead-'
ing program is now accepting
registrations for the ~upcoming
2011 season. The program is
available for youth ages four-
15. For more information on
registrations and payment
options, call 30,5-622-8080 or
visit www.cmgys.com.

SWork from home and
earn money. The CLICK
Cnhuarity fi3 NiWr 1th Av:
puter web design classes for
middle and high school stu-
dents..Work at your own pace
and receive one-on-one in-
struction in learning a very
valuable trade. Registration
and classes are free! Open
Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Don't
wait call, email or come by to-
day: 305-691-8588 or andre@ ,

SFree child care avail-
able at Miami-Dade County
Community Action Agen-
cy Headstart/Early Head
Start Program for children
ages three-five for the up-
coming school year. Income
guidelines and Dade County
residence apply onl~y. We wel-
come children with special
needs/disability with an MD-
CPS IEP, For more informa-
tion, call 786-469-4622, Mon-
day-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

HSenator Oscar Braynon,
II will hold two town hall
meetings: Wednesday, June
15 from 6-8 p.m.. at the Af-
rican Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 6161 NWj 22nd Ave
and Thursday, June 16 from
6-8 p.m. at Griffing Adult Cen-
ter, 12220 Griffing Boulevard
in North Miami.

SLooking for all former
Montanar~iemployees to get
reacquainted. Meetings will
be held at Piccadilly's (West
49th Street) in Hialeah, on the
last Saturday of each month
at 9 a.m. We look forward to
seeing each and every one of
you. For more information,
contact Loletta Forbes at 786-
593-9687 or Elijah Lewis at

SThe Cemetery B~eauti-
fications Project, located at
3001 NW 46th Street is look-
ing for volunteers and dona-
tions towards the upkeep and
beautification of the Lincoln
Park Cemetery. For more in-
formation, contact Dyrren S.
Barber at 786-290-7357.

II Merry Poppins Day-
care, 6427 NW 18th Avenue,
will be having summer camp,
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
for ages five-12. For more
information, contact, Ruby P.
White or Lakeyshe Anderson
at 305-693-1008.

SAre you a graduate of the
Miami Northwestern Class
of 1966? If so, this is a re-
minder to all alumni, the 45th
class reunion will begin June
12-18. For additional infor-
mation, contact Freddie Hall,
reunion coordinator at 305-
333-8539 or Dwiight Flowers
at 954-200-3751.

SSummer BreakSpot,
part of the USDA Summer
Food Nutrition Program, will
be open from June 13-Au-
gust 2011 at hundreds of sites
across Miami-Dade Coun-
ty, providing free nutritious
meals -- breakfast, lunch and
snack -- all summer-long for
kids and teens, 18 and under,
To find a Summer BreakSpot
site near you, visit www.surn-
merfoodflorida.org or call 211.

SFlorida House of Rep-
resentatives Cynthia Staf-
ford, District 109 will have
a town hall meeting on Thurs-
day, lune 16 at 7 p.m. at the
African Heritage Cultural Arts
Center, 6161 NW 22nd Av-
enue. For more information,
call 305-571-2100.

SThe South Florida
Workforce is having their
annual Young Adult Summer
Em Iloaymeont P~rogram.. Sth
young adults to enhance their
work skills and pursue the best
jobs possible for the summer,
If you are 14-24 years of age,
live in Miami-Dade or Mon'roe
County, a U.S. citizen or eli-
gible to work in the U.S. and
have low income, you may
qualify to participate. If inter-
*wetedvisit www.southflorida-
workforce.com website and
click on "Young Adults Regis-
te? He're."

SMiami Jackson Class
of 1979 will be having a fabu-
lous 50th birthday celebra-
tion on Friday, lune 17-Sun-
day, June 19. Events include
a 50th Celebration Banquet,
50th Celebration Luau/Social
and 50th Celebration Ch'urch
Service. For more information
about payments and events,
contact Sherri Futch-3aines,
treasurer at 305-607-0852,

SThe City of Miami Mod-
el City N.E.T. and Partners
celebrates its 10Oth Annual Ju-
neteeth Celebration on Friday,
June 17 at the Black Box The-
ater at Charles Hadley, 1350
NW 50th Street. Reception at
6 p.m. and program starts at
7:30 p.m. If you have a liturgi-
cal dance group and are inter-
ested in participating, call the
office at 305-960-2990. The
deadline is Friday, June 10.

II The Miami Jackson
Class of 1976 will' meet on
Saturday, June 18 at 12 p.m.
at The Bahamian Connection
Grill, 4400 NW 2nd Avenue,
to discuss and plan our 35th
class reunion. All interested
persons may contact Kevin
Marshall at 305-519-8790
or Karen Gilbert at 786-267-

' Booker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1965 will meet
on Saturday, June 18 at 4:30
p.m. at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center. For in-
formation, contact Lebbie Lee
at 305-213-0188.

SThe Old Dillard Mu-
suem presents "Freedom
Unleashes Creativity: June-
teenth Jazz Carnival" on Sat-
urday, June 18 from 1-5 p.m.,
1009 NW 4th Street, Fort Lau-
derdale, FL. To RSVP, call 754-

SOn Saturday, June 18,
the Dade County Chapter
of The Links, Incorporated
will celebrate 25 years of ser-
vice with an Anniversary Gala.
The gala will be held at the
InterContinental Miami Hotel,
100 Chopin Plaza. The entire
community is invited to join
the Dade County Chapter of
The Links to mark this mile-
stone in Miami-Dade County's
history. The celebration be-
gins at 7 p.m. For ticket infor-
mation, call 305-613-5193.

SThe Belafonte Tacolcy
Center will be hosting "Real
Men Cook," fundraiser to as-
sist with the positive growth
of children. A basketball tour-
nament will also be held. The
event will take place on Sun-
day, June 19 at th~e Tacolcy
Center, 6161 NW 9th Avenue,
from 12-6 p.m. For more in-
formation, contact Akua at
305-751-1295 ext. 134.

SThe Girl Power Pro-
gram, 6015 NW 7th Avenue,
will have their Girl's Rites of
Passage -Summer Program
from June 20-August 12. The
deadline to sign up is June 24.
For more information, contact
Melonie Burke at 305-757-

SMiami Jackson Class
of 1971 40th Class Reunion
is to be held on June 23-26, at
the El Palacio Hotel. Call Gail
D. Roberts for more informa-
tion at' 305-343-0839 or Sher-
ry Peters at 305-318-1332.

SMajestic Youth & Arts
Academy, Inc., will have a
Talent Show on June 25 at
the Betty T. Ferguson Recre-
ation Center, 3000 NW 199th
Street. For more information
or to sign up to be apart of the
talent show, contact Phyllis
W. Simpkins at 786-443-3277
or email phyllis@majesticy-

SMazaja the Writing
Network offers open mic to
the Muslim community. The
next show will be on Satur-
day, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the
Masjid Ibrahim Community
Center, 6800- NW 7th Avenue,
For more information, contact
Zarifa Muhammad El at 786-
380-6954. -

II The Booker T. Wash-
ington Class of 1965, Inc.
will worship on Sunday, 3une
26 at 11 a.m. at Saint Ste-
phens AME Church, 3400 NW
215th Street in Miami Gar-
dens. For further information,
contact Lebbie Lee at 305-

SThe West Perrine
Black Alumni of Miami Pal-
metto Senior High, presents
an All Class Reunion (Classes
1969-1975) on July 1-3. The
three day event includes a
Meet and Greet and a worship
service. The main event will
be celebrated Saturday, July
2 at Jungle Island's Tree Top
Ballroom from 7 p.m.-mid-
night. For more information,
contact Johnnie Vance at 305-
989-1674 or email vvance@

'I Speaking Hands An-
nual Christmas in July-Toy
Drive for deaf and hard of

By Melanie EversleV

The dedication of the Martin
Luther King Jr. Memorial on
the National Mall in August
may draw as many as 400,000
people more than the 1963
March on Wa~shington, orga-
nizers say.
Former secretary of State
Cohin Powell, Stevie Won-
der and Aretha Franklin are
among the people expected
to participate in five days of
concerts, dinners, seminars
and prayer services celebrat-
ing King's legacy, says Harry
Johnson, CEO of the Martin
Luther King Jr. National Me-
morial Project Foundation..
The $120 million memorial,
-the only one on the Mall that
does not commemorate a pres-
ident or a war, will be dedicat-
ed Aug. 28, the anniversary of
the march and King's I Have a
Dream speech, which drew an
estimated 200,000 people,
Johnson says the National
Park Service is planning for
400,000 people. Sgt. David
Schlosser, spokesman for the
U.S. Park Police, would not
confirm that figure, saying his
office does not give out crowd
The memorial, designed
around the themes of justice,
democracy and hope, is on 4
acres between the Jefferson
and Lincoln memorials. It fea-
tures a sculpture of King and
excerpts from his sermons and
speeches. .
"This is the first time on the
Mall that there will be a me-

says. President Obama, Secre-
tary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton and former president
Bill Clinton -have been invited
but have not said if they will



Powellls office says he hopes
to come, though his schedule
is not firm for August.
I6CQ~~n "Dr. King held up a mirror
w~rlamme to America and said, 'Look at
who and what we are. Is this
the America we want? Is this
the America our Founding Fa-.
s others dreamed of, even if they
could not realize it in their
time? Is this the America that
aecraca is supposed to be the model for
the rest of the world?"' Powell

va m





says in a statement from his
office. "The answer had to be,
Free events include the dedi-
cation and two concerts. Tick-
ets for other events range from
$85 for a "civil rights pioneers
luncheon" to $250 for a gala at
the National Building Muse-
um. Other events, including a
service at Washington Nation-
al Cathedral, are by invitation
Evelyn Lowery and her hus-
band, Joseph Lowery, will be
at the dedication. He founded
the Southern Christian Lead-
ership Conference with King,
and she founded a sister group,
SCLC/Women's Organization-
al Movement for Equality Now.
"It's a big project, and with
the economy what it's been, it's
understandable it has taken
longer than expected," Evelyn
Lowery says.
"But it's worth the wait."

morial dedicated to a man of
peace, a person of non-vio-
lence, and to someone who
was never elected to political
office," says Rep. John Lewis,
a Democrat representing At-
lanta. Lewis was a King pro-
t~g6 and one of the organizers
of the March on Washington.
"For the memorial to be liter-
ally between Jefferson and
Lincoln, that says something."
Organizers are in the final
stretch of a 15i-year fundrais-
ing effort, started by Alpha Phi
Alpha, King's fraternity. They
have about $8 million left to
raise. "I have to believe that as
giving as the American people
are, that they're going to close
the gap on this," Johnson says.
The dedication will cap a
five-day celebration. Actor Ja-
mie Foxx and singers BeBe
Winans and Lionel Richie have
promised to appear, Johnson

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Ham," which became a favorite
of the rap Internet. But though
he signed with Asylum, another
Warner Brothers imprint, last
year, he's yet to capitalize on
the initial wave of blog interest.
His marriage of convenience
with Maybach Music Group has
already provided him with his
most prominent song to date,
the Ross collaboration "Pac-
Meek Mill, from Philadelphia,
is an excitable barker, as heard
on his "Flamerz" mixtapes,
which have been circulating
on blogs for the last couple of
years. (The Internet is where
mixtapes live now, on sites like
LiveMixtapes and DatPiff.) Last
summer he had a hometown
hit, "Rose Red," which helped
inaugurate his relationship
with Ross, who rapped on the

For Wale, from Washington,
this is his second major-labe1
dance -- he was signed to In-
terscope after becoming a blog
favorite in an earlier day, the
era of the streetwear-obsessed
hip-hop hipster. (His Seinfeld-
theme mixtape, "The Mixtape
About Nothing," helped too.)
After one unsuccessful album,
he and Interscope parted ways.
While Pill exudes smooth men-
ace, and Meek Mill impending
havoc, Wale is the odd man out,
a less nimble and less prom-
ising rapper whose boasting
sounds uncertain, especially in
impressive company.
A decade ago artists like
these might have inched their
way up from a local indepen-
debt to a small label to a major
label; now those steps are col-
lapsed into one big leap, thanks
largely to the cavalcade of blogs
focused on sniffing out hard-to-
reach corners of the genre.
In the early days of MP3 blogs

those were generally rarities,
long unavailable gems rescued
and reblogged for perpetuity.
Nowadays it more often means
hip-hop from regions with little
national exposure, artists with
little chance of radio play. Some
of the most vibrant Web sites
are Cocaine Blunts, Tumblin'
Erb, Traps N Trunks, BLVDST,
Space Age Hustle, Dirty Glove
Bastard, the data dump that is
Digital Dripped, not to mention
area-specific blogs like the Chi-
cago-focu'sed Fake Shore Drive,
and many more,
As terrestrial radio playlists
are choked tighter by consoli-
dation, it's possible to be better
educated about what's happen-
ing in Atlanta or Memphis or
St. Louis by surfing these sites
than by listening to the radio,
even if you happen to live in
those cities. The key to presery-
ing these local scenes, it turns
out, is to take them to the Inter-
net, and make them placeless.

continued from 4C

a single lady?
LR: What's wonderful about
her now is that she s modeling.
She's Apple Bottoms first plus
size model. She's embraced her
own curves, her own thickness.
And I think that's encouraging
for her generation. I've always
wanted her to be just healthy,
and she is that. And whatever
she wants to do, all I cant do is
support that. I'm her 'Moman-

ager,' that's what I call it now,
mom and manager. Because she
knows that I'm her best attor-
Rey, I'm her best friend, I'm her
mother and I'm going to protect
her. I want her to know what
her self value is. I want her to
be able to bring something to the
Can fans expect a third sea-
son of 'The Real McCoy'?
LR: I probably won't know
about 'The Real McCoy' un-
til maybe another couple of
months from now. The second

season was back by popular
demand. And that made me feel
good, but then it was, 'do I re-
ally want to do it?' So I'm not re-
ally sure about that. I'm concen-
trating now on the my jean line
-I want to put a lot of booties
in those jeans. I'm an investor.
I like to have my money work
for me. I want to do what I feel
like I couldn't do before. I'm also
proving a lot to myself: I've been
working on my spiritual rela-
tionship and my hustle. And I'm
doing it.


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011 Mall HaRTS completion

A actress makes comeback on new show

High unemployment claims, food prices slow economy
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Will dreams of home ownership become a thing of the past?



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r~rier t.his year, hometown music executive Ted Lucas
was honored as one of the 50 most powerful Black profes-
sionals in South Florida for 2011
"I feel pretty good, it is just a great fee-ling to be reco~g-
nized right here in South Florida." heli said "I hate pu~t In
a lot of hard work over the years. jo It w~as a
great feeling just to see my famlly smil e."
While many business, especial!:,
Black business, are still struggling to
keep afloat in this economy, Luc~as
believes things are looking up fojr
the local Black business commru-
mty.' 1
"I thlnk it's getting better man,.
he said.'Il thinllk arms are open .As
I look back 10: years ago it wasn't
as nice as it Is today. To me, Black -;
businessmen and women here In
lIease turn to LUCAS 8D



BV Dennis Cauchon

The federal government's finan-
cial condition deteriorated rapidly
last year, far beyond the $1.5 tril-
lion in new debt taken on to Tfinance
the budget deficit, a USA TODAY
analysis shows.
The government ~added $5.3 tril-
lion in new financial obligations in
2010, largely for retirement pro-
grams such as Medicare and Social
Security. That brings to a record
$61.6 trillion the total of financial
promises not paid for.
This gap between spending com-
mitments and revenue last year
equals more than one-third of the
nation's gross domestic product.
Medicare alone took on $1.8 tril-
lion in new liabilities, more than
the record deficit prompting heated
debate between Congress and the
White House over lifting the debt
Social Security added $1.4 trillion
in obligations, partly reflecting lon-
ger life expectancies. Federal and
military retirement programs added
more to the financial-hole, too.
Corporations would be required
to count these new liabilities when

they are taken on and report
a big loss to shareholders. Unlike
businesses, however, Congress
postpones recording spending com-
mitments until it writes a check.
The $61.6 trillion in unfunded ob-
ligations amounts to $527,000 per
household. That's more than five
times what Americans have bcir-
rowed for everything else mort-
gages, car loans and other debt. It
reflects the challenge as the num-
ber of retirees soars over the next
20 years and seniors try to collect
on those spending promises.
"The (federal) debt only tells us
what the government owes to the
public. It doesn't take into account
what's owed to seniors, veterans
and retired employees," says ac-
countant Sheila Weinberg, founder
of the Institute for Truth in Ac-
counting, a Chicago-based group
that advocates better financial re-
porting. "Without accurate account-
ing, we can't make good decisions.,,
Michael Lind, policy director at
the liberal New America Founda-
tion's economic growth program,
says there is no near-term crisis for
federal retirement programs ahd
Please turn to OBLIGATIONS 8D

Pictured are Edmonson (right) with Sandra I. Canales from the Ex-
tension Division.

axdlORSOH tRIKS "energy"

Rt UVertOwn Eco-Fair
Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson participated in an Eco-Fair held Sun-
day, June 5th at the Town Park North Community Center in Overtown. Resi-
dents had an opportunity to exchange old shower heads and light bulbs for
more water and energy efficient models from the Miami-Dade Water and Sew-
er Department and to also learn about healthy nutrition from the Miami-Dade
Cooperative Extension Division, which works in conjunction with the County's
Consumer Services Dept. and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences.

W~ilson meets with Postmaster

General on Edison. Branch

Liberty City residents

join in on discussion
On Saturday June 4th, Congress-
woman Frederica Wilson held a
community forum with U.S. Deputy
Postmaster General Ron-
ald Stroman to discuss the
closing of Liberty City's Edi-
son Post Office. The meeting
served to ensure that Edison
ar-ea residents maintain ac-
cess to adequate postal ser-
vices. 'Ihe Edison Post Of-
fice, located at 760 NW 62nd
Street, has served residents
of the community since 1953.
The forum took place in the W\
Community Room of Edison
Towers Apartments.
As a result of the meeting, the
U.S. Postal Service is considering

establishing a mobile unit to serve
the community. The unit would of-
fer the full services of a post office,
with the exception of selling money
orders. In addition, local residents
expressed concern that the Buena
Vista Post Office, which is now the
closest postal facility, of-
fers no parking. The Mi-
ami Postmaster General

try to identify a solution
to that problem.
All residents with a
~Post Office (P.O.) Box at
Tthe facility will receive a
. change of address card.
Local mail delivery will
IILSON not be affected bjr the
closing. Area residents
are asked to direct their questions or
concerns to the Miami Postmaster's
Office at 305-470-0455.

WASHINGTON Jobs are scarce
and food prices are likely to stay
high through next year, according
to new data that reinforced evidence
of a U.S. economy stuck in a weak
There was some good news in the
spate of reports released recently.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed m
April after American companies
sold more goods overseas and im-
ports fell.
The second straight month of re-
cord exports helped Wall Street end
its six-day losing streak. The Dow
Jones industrial average rose more
than 116 points in midday trading,
Please turn to ECONOMY 8D

--Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press
Job seekers Adriana Miunoz, 20, second from lef t, and Isha Hawk~ins
19, register at the 10th annual Sk~id Row Career Fair held in Los An-

By Marc H. Morial

Homeownership, as we know it,
could be a thing of the past if a pro-
posed Qualified Residential Mortgage
Rule (QRM) takes effect. In a letter I
sent last week to the heads of the six
federal agencies charged with devel-
oping risk retention regulations under
the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform
Act, I pointed out that the proposed
rule would be especially damaging to

the home owner aspirations of minor-
ity and working class citizens. Here's
The rule would require prospective
borrowers to present a 20 percent
down payment, spend less than 28
percent of their monthly gross' income
on housing and have total monthly
household debt capped at less than
36 percent. Most people can't afford
to put 20 percent down. And, when
coupled with an additional require-

ment of near pristine per-
sonal credit standards,
these proposed require-
ments could end the
standard 30-year fixed
mortgage and replace it
with a new class of "high
risk" borrowers, formerly
known as the responsible
middle class borrower.
Housing industry ex-
perts agree. In April, a

coalition of trade groups in-
cluding the National Associa-
tion of Realtors, the National
Association of Homebuyers
and the Mortgage Bankers
Association issued a joint
report, saying in part that it
would take 14 years for the
typical American family to
.save enough money for a 20
percent down payment. They
added, "A 20 percent down

payment requirement for the QRM
means that even the most creditwor-
thy and diligent first-time homebuyer
cannot qualify for the lowest rates
and safest products in the market."
John Taylor, CEO of the National
Community Reinvestment Coalition,
calls this a civil rights issue. He said,
"What has been proposed essentially
creates a separate and unequal sys-
tem of finance for people of color and
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U.S. owes $62, trillion


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Federal financial liabilities grew $5.3
trillion last year to $61.6 trillion.
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retirement benefits

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--benefits $2
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8D THE MIAMI TIMES, JUNE 15-21, 2011

A Hialeah Women Center Family Planning
Advanced GYN Clinic
SAnthurium Gardens Florist
Bishop Jackson
C. Brian Hart Insurance
City of Miami City Clerk Office
Ct M ami Nme hborhood Enhancement Team

Kings Photography Studio and Graphic Art Services
Miami Childrens Initiative
Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
Miracle Cloth
North Shore Medical Center
Shima Hair, Inc.
Sie oknsth ttion
Total Supermarket
Value Pawn and Jewelry
Verizon Wireless
Workforce Florida

Black businessesman praised

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Private not-for
profit(72%) -

Private for
poi 96%)

Sources: The Project on Student
Debt; U.S. Department of Education

don't have to worry about
how much money I'm go-
ing to be making. It frees
me up to do what I feel I'm
called to do," says Erica
Harris, 22, a May graduate

COllegeS offer graduates help repaymng loans

Large financial promises show trouble

Homeowner ship should not become an impossible dream


Grocery prices, occupations affected by current economy

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By Ilisa Islam Muhammad

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) -
To attend an Historically Black Col-
lege and University (HBCU) or not
is the question many Black high
school students face every year.
New research from Morehouse
College economist Gregory N. Price
and two fellow economists from
Howard University, William Spriggs
and Omari H. Swinton, finds gradu-
ates of HBCUs do better in the labor
market long term than non-HBCU
Their report, "The Relative Re-
turns to Graduating from a His-
torically Black College/University,"
considered the benefits of earning
a baccalaureate degree from an
HBCU compared to a non-HBCU for
"Our results lend support to the
idea that HBCUs continue to have
a compelling educational justifica-
tion, as the labor market outcomes
of their graduates are superior to
what they would have been had
they graduated from a non-HBCU,"
according to their article.

The researchers "sug-
gest that HBCU gradu-
ates realize higher
earnings relative to non-
HBCU. As such, our re-
sults lend support to the
idea .that HBCUs have
a comparative advan-
tage in nurturing the
self-image, self-esteem
and identity of gradu-
ates, which theoretically
matters for labor market

superior long-
run labor mar-
ket outcomes"
which "stand
in contrast to
the recent re-
sults of Fryer
and Greenstone
- who find that
over time the
relative returns
to graduating
from an HBCU

perior to what they would
have been had they gradu-
ated from a non-HBCU.
Since emancipation HB-
CUs have been among pri
mary vehicles for social
political and economic
progress for Black Ameri-
cans. They've produced
some of the best and
brightest in Black Ameri-

"Having the knowledge
of self can't be underestimated
when it comes to the learning ex-
perience and embarking on that
journey of higher learning, said Dr.
Larry Muhammad, head of Muham-
mad University of Islam. "I believe
HBCUs give our children the foun-
dation through the experience of
being around their own kind, which
strengthens their self-identity and
knowledge of self. Working and go-
ing to school with your~ own peers
helps to build camaraderie that is
desperately needed in our commu-
nity when it comes to Black busi-
ness success and development -
this is a big plus for Black colleges."

have become negative and com-
plementary to those of Mykerezi
and Mills (2008) who find that HB-
CUs have a positive effect on the
long-run labor market earnings of
Black inales."
"Moreover, we cannot conclude,
as Fryer and Greenstone (2010) do,
that HBCUs retard Black progress,
as our results suggest that HBCU
graduates realize higher earnings
relative to non-HBCU graduates.
As such, our results lend support
to the idea that HBCUs continue
to have a compelling educational
justification, as the labor market
outcomes of their graduates are su-

The study also challenges earlier
research by Roland Fryer and Mi-
chael Greenstone that found, "In
the 1970s, HBCU matriculation
was associated with higher wages
and an increased probability of
graduation," relative to attending a
"By the 1990s, however, there is a
wage penalty, resulting in a 20 per-
cent decline in the relative wages of
HBCU graduates between the two
The Morehouse and Howard econ-
omists' results "suggest that HB-
CUs afford its graduates relatively

continued from 7D

South Florida have
their arms open. Over
Memorial Day Wee;-
end, I had a brunch
tha I out tgee psd

ing Black people there
that came out to 'sup-
port me. It made me
feel good to see that
and if anyone else is
having things, I want
to support them too. I
think it's very impor-
tant in South Florida
that we stick together
in business and any-
way that we can."
Lucas gained suc-
cess with the creation
of his hip-hop record
label, Slip-N-Slide Re
cords, in 1993. Slip-
N-Slide has sold over
15 million records
and counting. His re-
cord label is credited
for bring the hip-hop
scene to Miami. After
plaris for a more con-
ventional career path
did not pan out the
way Lucas had hoped,

he was guided in to the
music industry.
"College didn't pan
out the way the way
I wanted it to go," he
said. "I came back
home to try to be a

rihtcu s.0 tmem
ber we threw a concert
at the Miami Arena
but that didn't work
out well. So, when we
got in the record busi-
ness we just stepped in
head first and learned
the business as we
As a Black business-
man in Miami, Lucas
said he beat the odds.
"I grew up in South
Florida, I was born
and raised. here," he
said. "If you go back
and ask my teachers
when I was in school
they would say it's no
way possible this guy
could have been a
businessman, period.
With all the things I
had to overcome, I de-
cided to pursue mu-
sic and turned it in to
something positive."

might feel like they've got to
go to a lower-cost public in-
At least seven other
schools mostly small
Christian colleges offer
the option as a strategy to
boost enrollments in tough
economic times. A growing
number of college fresh-
men say they aren't attend-
ing their top college choice
even if they are accepted
there, often because of cost,
says an annual survey by
UCLAs Higher Education
Research Institute. In last
fall's survey, 62 percent
said the economy affected
where they enrolled.
A number of wealthy
colleges, including Am-
herst and Pomona, in re-
cent years have eliminated
loans from financial-aid
packages. Private schools
with small endowments
rarely have that option and
are more likely to lose stu-
dents to lower-priced public
The loan program gives
students a safety net. "I

of Huntington (Ind.) Uni-
versity, which offered her
the option two years ago
when she nearly withdrew
because of finances.
Harris, whose degree
is in family and children
ministries, accrued about
$40,000 in debt and isn't
sure where she'll work af-
ter hei- summer internship
at a Christian youth camp.
If. the job pays less than
$20,000 a year, the loan
repayment plan will cover
that year's payments. The
Huntington plarr will help
cover up to $90,000 in stu-
dent or parent loans when
borrowers earn less than
$40,000 a year.
Participating students
pay nothing for the benefit.
The college pays a fee on
average about $1,200 per
student per yeair to LRAP
Association, a three-year-
old company that uses the
pooled funds to repay loans
for graduates who qualify.
Company president Peter
Samuelson projects that
no more than 20 percent of

participating students will
need the money or will need
it for more than a few years-
Tufts University in Med-
ford, Mass., expanded its
law school's repayment
plan universitywide in
2008. Funding comes from
donor gifts.
Matthew Osborne, a vice
president at Michigan's
Spring Arbor University,
which expects to add 20
students this fall to its pro-
gram, says it's "a matter
of time" before more col-
leges offer similar relief. He
sees a longer-term payoff
if recipients look kindly on
their alma mater for doing
so. "Gratitude allows for
a better relationship," he
says. "And better relations
allows for the opportunity
for better alumni donations
down the road."

By MarV Bet~h Marklein

Law schools have done it
for years. Now, some private
liberal arts colleges are ex-
perimenting with the idea:
They're offering upfront to
help students pay off their
loans after they graduate.
The financial-aid benefit,
which targets students who
expect to pursue careers in
low-paying public-service
fields, aims to help colleges
attract and retain students
who might otherwise enroll
somewhere cheaper, or no-
where at all.
"When wve have an excel-
lent student we know will
be successful here (but)
who has that anxiety about
student loans, this is one
more tool for us," says Jeff
Abernathy, president of
Alma (Mich.) College, which
is testing the concept with
about 10 students this fall.
"We are making myriad at-
tempts to help our students
find their way to a private
liberal arts education,
(particularly) students who

continued from 7D

that economic growth
will make these pro-
grams more affordable.
"The false claim that
Social Security and
Medicare are about to
bankrupt the United
States has been re-
peated for decades by
conservatives and lib-

ertarians who pretend
that their ideological
opposition to these
successful and .cost-
effective programs is
based on worries about
the deficit," he says.
USA TODAY has cal-
culated federal financ-
es based on standard
accounting rules since
2004 using data from
the Medicare and So-

cial Security annual
reports and the little-
known audited finan-
cial report of the fed-
eral government.
The government has
promised pension and
health benefits worth
more than $700,000
per retired civil ser-
vant. The pension
fund's key asset: fed-
eral IOUs.

continued from 7D

to income ratios are high,
you're going to go into a
separate and unequal cat-
egory of financing where
you're going to have to pay
Adding high minimum
down-payment require-
ments will only exclude
hundreds of thousands of
consumers, including le-
gions of minority renters,
from homeownership. And
any rule or action that

further stifles an already
severely depressed hous-
ing market for first-time
buyers, including many
minorities, will also nega-
tively suppress the entire
housing industry --real-
tors, builders, retailers,
suppliers and many oth-
ers. Clearly, what is being
proposed is anti-jobs, anti-
growth, and in absolute
contravention of the Ameri-
can Dream.

The American home, by
definition, reflects much
more than mere property.
It represents the ability to
build wealth for all those
with a stable income and
a demonstrated history of
financial responsibility. It
is the foundation of fam~
ily and community and
represents the collective
promise of the chance to
build prosperity that lasts
through generations.

for blue-collar, working-
class people where regard
less of your creditworthi-
ness, of whether you're
someone who has a great
credit score and pays your
bills on time and plays
by all the rules, if you're
not well-heeled enough to
come up with 20 percent
or if your household debt




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conitnued from 7D

and broader indexes also in-
creased. .
But most economists
downplayed the impact of
the smaller trade gap. They
said it was mostly because
of temporary factor and fo-
cused on other reports that
suggest hiring could weaken
and growth could slow.
"There is a significant
slowdown going on," said
Paul Dales, senior U.S. econ
omist at Capital Economics.
"The economy~is unlikely to
grow at a decent rate any-
time in the next year or two."
Recent's data showed:
*The number of people
seeking unemployment ben-
efits hardly changed for a
second straight week, the
Labor Department said.
Applications ticked up
1,000 to a seasonally ad-
justed 427,000 last week. It
marked the ninth straight
week in which applications
have been above 400,000.
That trend represents a set
back after applications had
been declining all winter.
*A wet spring will likely
cut the size of this fall's corn
harvest and keep food prices
high through 2012, the Ag
riculture Department said.

That would limit consum-
ers' ability to spend monej
on other goods. Consumer
spending accounts for 70
percent of the U.S. economy.
*Exports of U.S. goods
and services rose to a record
$175.6 billion while imports
dipped to $219.2 billion, the
Commerce Department re-
ported. But a key reason the
U.S. trade deficit narrowed
was a 25.5 percent decline
in imports from Japan,
which is recovering from the
March 11 earthquake and
tsunami. Most economists
expect Japanese factories
will rebound in the next
few months. That should
ease supply disruptions and
boost imports.
*Wholesale companies
added to their stockpiles
in April for a 16th straight
month, a separate Com-
merce report said. That
boosted inventories to the
highest level since October
2008, a sign that business-
es in early spring were ex-
pecting stronger sales. But
more recent data' suggests
that high gas prices have
since weakened demand
for manufactured goods,
a trend that could shrink
supply levels in the months
to come.
Hiring has slowed at the

same time that unemploy-
ment benefits have remained
at elevated levels. Employers
added only 54,000 net new
jobs in May, the depart-
ment said last week. That
was much slower than the
average gain of 220,000 per
month in the previous three
months. The unemployment
rate rose to 9.1 percent.
Unemployment applica-
tions had fallen in February
to 375,000, a level that sig-
nals sustainable job growth.
They stayed below 400,000
for seven of nine weeks.
But applications surged m
April to 478,000 an eight-
month high and they have
been stuck above 400,000
since then.
Neil Dutta, an economist
at Bank of ~America Mer-
rill Lynch, said hiring will
likely rebound to a pace of
about 150,000 new jobs per
month. But that's barely
enough to reduce the unem-
ployment rate.
Recent data suggests that
employers have lost some
confidence in the economic
recovery, Dutta said. He
pointed to gas prices, the
Japan crises that have led to
a parts shortage and the in-
ability of Congress to agree
on a plan to raise the $14.3
trillion debt ceiling as the

main reasons.
Food prices are also
straining household bud-
gets. The latest forecast for
the U.S. corn crop suggests
that will continue through
next year. The United States
will.have a surplus of just
695 million bushels of corn
in 2012, far less than the
900 million estimated last
Rain delayed planting
schedules and will likely
diminish crops by harvest
time in September, the gov-
ernment said. More expen-
sive grain could ultimately
make everything from beef
to cereal to soft drinks more
expensive at the super-
market. For all of 2011, the
USDA predicts food prices
will rise three percent to
four percent.
There were some positive
signs in the latest reports.
American companies sold
more computers, heavy ma-
chinery and telecommuni-
cations equipment in for-
eign markets in April. That
pushed exports to a record
high for the second straight
month and narrowed the
trade deficit for the first time
since December. A weaker
dollar has made U.S. goods
and services cheaper over-

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Obama's economic advisers
estimated recently that the
economic stimulus package
has saved or created about one
million jobs, drawing immedi-
ate criticism from Republicans.
Christina Romer, the head of
Obama's Council of Economic
Advisers, said her team con-
sulted other economists for
its report to Congress on the
likely effects of the $787 bil-
lion package of tax cuts, gov-
ernment spending and aid to
states. The administration's
million-job estimate, while pre-
liminary and uncertain, was

"in the middle of the plausible
range" of estimates made by
independent experts, she said.
"An economy that -was in
free-fall with a tremendous
amount of downward momen-
tum" is now improving in part
because of the stimulus pack-
age, Romer said.
The analysis, -required by
the stimulus law, supported
Obama's June claim that the
stimulus had created or saved
150,000 jobs and would create
or save 600,000 more by Sep-
Republicans called the White
House estimate unreliable,
pointing to Bureau of Labor
Statistics figures showing a
9.7 percent unemployment
rate in August and a net loss of
2.4 million jobs since Obama
signed the stimulus law in
February. Republican National
Committee Chairman Michael

Romer acknowledged the
U.S. econoiny is still losing
jobs and unemployment is
likely to hit 10 percent this
year or early next year. She
said her team's latest analysis
did not estimate what the un-
employment rate would have
been without the stimulus
"You first have to moderate
the decline before you start
seeing increases, before you
start seeing job growth," she
Romer said the White House
advisers came up with their ea-
timate using two methods: An
analysis of the law's effect on
the national economy and em-
ployment using historical data
and another using a statisti-
cal model of the effects of tax
cuts and government spending
on job and economic growth.
Independent economists' es-

timates and data from other
countries that implemented
their own stimulus plans sup-
ported the administration's
conclusions, Romer said.
Michael Feroli, an economist
at JPMorgan Chase, said the
White House projections seem
"They look, as you would ex-
pect, maybe a little more favor-
able in terms of the estimated
impact, but not in a way that's
incredible or unbelievable,"
Feroli said. "I don't believe it's
quite as much as the adminis-
tration claims, but I do think
(the stimulus) has supported,
and for a while will continue to
support, economic growth."
Romer said she believes the
stimulus package is on track
to meet the administration's
goal of creating or saving 3.5
million jobs by the end of next

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas
called the White House report
"There's no credible evidence
it's jump-starting the econo-
my," Brady said.

Treasury: Big services

aren't doing a good job

That's far fewer than
first envisioned.
The audits checked
performance areas
such as how well ser-
vicers dealt with hom-
eowners and evaluated
them for modifications,
which could include
lower interest rates.
One concern is
whether the services
correctly assessed ho-
meowner incomes,
which determine eligi-
bility and modification
The government's au-
ditor found that BofA,
JPMorgan Chase and
Wells Fargo all calcu-
lated incomes incor-
rectly on more than
22 percent of audited
The mortgage ser-
vicers took issue with
the government's re-
views and said they
don't reflect improve-

ments. ..
"It pants an unfair-
ly negative picture" of
modification efforts at
Wells Fargo, the com-
pany said in a state-
ment. JPMorgan Chase
also said it "disagrees"
with the assessment,
while BofA said that
future reviews will con-
firm that company's
progress. Wells Fargo,
which is formally dis-
puting the report, says
its income calculation
error rate is now down
to 4.5 percent and that
the audit's higher num-
ber stemmed in part
from modifications
done at a time when
applicants weren't re-
quired to document
their income.
If the quarterly au-
dits uncover mistakes,
services will recheck
cases, the government

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By Julie Schmit

The nation's larg-
est mortgage loan ser-
vicers have done a
poor job in modifying
distressed home loans
through the govern-
ment's foreclosure pre-
vention program and
need "substantial im-
provement," the Obama
administration said
Based on a recent
audit, Bank of Amer-
ica, Wells Fargo and
JPMorgan Chase will
lose government finan-
cial incentives which
reach at least $1,000
for a permanent loan
modification until they
improve, the Treasury
Department said. They
received $24 million

in such incentives last
None of the 10 largest
services participating
in the Making Home
Affordable Program
have done a good job,
Treasury said. Ocwen
Loan Servicing also
needs substantial im-
provement and six oth-
ers need "moderate im-
provement," the audits
The government's au-
dits, which for the first
time are linked to fi-
nancial incentives, are
intended to hold ser-
vicers more account-
able for their partici-
pation in the federal
program, which has
led to 700,000 perma-
nent loan modifications
since its start in 2009.

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Efficiency. Appliances, cen-
tral air, washer and dryer-

8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrm. Section 8 OK.
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
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water! 786-236-1144


4n5e0 rb thly. 05-717-6bath,
Corner of NW 103 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, $700
monthly, $1000 to move in.
Gated, security, tiled floors,
central air. 786-402-0672
Liberty City Area
One ibedrolm.3 $00a 0 ve
35-603-9592 646-542-9022
Overtown Area,

30C-60399 M Fi 45-0673
To odms, n b~ath,s $88
$595; despoits 305-297-0199
One bdrm,, one bath. Special
$495. 305-717-6084
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$750. S cio~nl8 8ec4me.


Call 786-201-4153
2158 NW 5 Avenue, Miami

1515 NE 125 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath, Easy to
move in. $775 mthly, Section
8 OK. 305-926-2839
F 1 Sbre NmW 35 Av nue8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
725 NW 70Street
Two bedrooms, one and a
half bath, $950 monthly.

ToNo wake 195 NW 5
Place, three bedroom, one
and iaf bath, $00 monthly.

Tow Prk 4 NW 19
Street, two bedroom, one
"and half bath, $750 monthly.
Section 8 welcome.


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Please send all resumes to: resumes@miamichil-
drensinitiative.org. The submittal deadline is June
15, 2011.

Section 3 Residents and Businesses

Stiles Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employ-
er and is actively seeking HUD Certified Section 3~
Residents and Businesses to submit resumes/bids
within their scope of services for the new construc-
tion of The Villages Apartments (two residential
towes 8s tn7-storils high, total n8620,6700sf on

-Miami, FL. This is an Urban League/ New Urban
Development sponsored project, utilizing NSP2
and other public and private sources of financing.
To be considered, you must send a letter of inter-
est by no later than June 21, 2011 to Lisa Apicella,
Pre-Construction Dept., Fax (954)627-9348; Email:
thevillages@stiles.com. Describe experience and
references on similar size scoped projects.

for Humanit)Fe

RGquest For Bids

Rehabilitation of Single Family
Homes (NSP2)
(Scattered Sites)

Habitat For Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc. is re-
questing bids for the rehabilitation of Single Family
Residential Units in Miami-Dade County. A Scope
of Services for each of the units can be provided
to applicants via email request at luis.azan~amiami-
habitat.orq or at habitat for Humanity of Greater Mi-
ami, Inc., 3800 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, FI 33142. Bids
are to be received no later than Monday, 12 Noon,
June 24, 2011.

Selection of contractors will be made based on
individual prices, contractor's qualifications, expe-
rience, references, the ability to meet schedules,
budget, licensing, and insurance requirements. HF-
HG M reserves the right "to waive any informalities
or minor irregulations; reject any and all bids/pro-
posals which are incomplete, conditional, obscure,
or which contain additions not allowed for; accept
or reject any proposal in whole or in part with or
without cause; and accept the proposals which best
serves HFHGM and community residents.

1097 NW 51 STREET

t~ewoanbd am liaoncesb hnlud d
Section 8 OK 786-277-9925
Tw11 77 NW 17eAvernaear,
laundry. 786-269-5643
11620 NW 17 Avenue
Three bdrms, one bath, air,
appliances. $1,200 monthly.
1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1510 NWV 65 St #3
Two bdrms., one bath, air
and water, $850, Section 8
okay, 305-490-9284.
1524 NW 1 Av nu
One bdrm, one bachn $95
free water. 305-642-7080

172 NW 52 Street
One bdrm, one bath, $650,
free water and electric.

1817 NW 41 Street
Two bdrs, one bath, air. $800
mthly. $1900 move in. Sec-
tion 8 OK. 305-634-5794
1890-94 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath, ap-
pliances, air condition, fans,
water, $750 monthly, $1900
to move in. 305-232-3700
1921 NW 59 STREET
Ready to move in. Two
bedrooms with new carpet,
one bath, near schools and
buses. Full, big kitchen with
tile floor, sovae refriger toar

conditioning units, three ceil-
ing fans included. Sectn8
Welcome! $750 mthly, $1500
to move in. 305-323-5795 or
1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$500, appliances, free gas.
786-236-11 44

21301 NW 37 Avenue
Tw eodb om, air,I red-
office at 290 NW 183 Street.
We have others. 305-655-
247 NE 77 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
appliances, water, parking.
$675 monthEy 1 68216-7533

Quiet, area, two bdrms, one
bath, air, all appliances. $975
per month. $1900 to move in.
3051 NW 134 Street
Section 8 welcome! Newly
remodeled twoala ge bdn-ns
and dryer included. New
kitchen, bath, and refrigera-
tor. $1075 monthly.
Call 954-557-4567
3075 NW 91 Street #2
Onebr m, one b~ath. Section
Sp eered 352914
3318 NW 50 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$725, appliances.

3633 NW 194 Terrace
Tree bdmo bth, Sc-

4427 NW 23 Court
Four bdrme 2 bath, $1 00,
fenced yard. 305-642-7080
4438 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcome!
Call 786-251-2591
4953 NW 15 Avenue

on a air brobd ne
wood flooring and blinds,
fence bck yard Sectio0n 8

5328 NW 31 Ave
Nice three bedrooms duplex,
te3n0a0ntdep~o t ckrSectione8-

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Tw55 dNW 5th Avenueat,
central air, $800 monthly,
Section 8 welcome. Driveway
and gated. Call 786-663-0234
5657 NE 1 Court
Two bedrooms, new bath,
appliances, air, water, bars,
$700. Terry Dellerson, Real-
tor. NO Section 8.

59031038 W 30Ave
Newly rmdld o bd m
one bath ,mr. 76-35n6el45r7m
6801-03 NW 6 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air.
stove and refrigerator.
7000 NW 5 Place
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1000 mthly. 786-399-8557
7013 NW 21 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,

yr ,a scrity bar freebwac
ter. 305-625-8909.
7633 NW 2 COURT
Large three bedroom, two
bath, ap~plianc~e~s5$995.

Two bd3T2 mW 12neobua h, air,

tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $950un St io

able. 305-389-4011

38 Ave NW 171 Terr
Three bdrm, two bath, remod-
eled, $85,000, cash or financ-
ing. 305-926-2839
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units available. $199. Total
move inCivi Cente 5Area

One bedroom $725

$8205ntrnt ly; mpliess,
laundry, FREE WATER
ing, central air-
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedrodim, one bath'
$450. Mr. Willie #6

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. Appliances.
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath. .
$450 monthly, $700 move
in. AII appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

1246 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath,
$495 monthly. $750 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch 5D7 8VCall

125 NW 18 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $395
monthly. $600 io move in.
AII appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

Onle2 bdro oW e bth
$53500 6re7 Wter.

1317 NW 2 AVENUE
One bedroom, one bath,
$425. Ms. Shorty in #1.

135 NW 18 Street

in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LDC TV. Call
Joel 786-355-7578

140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrms, ope bath $500

14043-45 NE 2 AVENUE
Two bdrms, two baths. Sec-
tion 8. $950. 305-254-6610
14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Free Water 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Pearl #13

1525 NW 1 Place
One btdrrn, o~n~ebath,e i395

Newly renovated. All ap-
pliances iclu~ded. Free 19

Call Joel 786-355-7578

1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Mr. Gaiter in #1

1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$495. Twobedroom, one
bath $595.BApp iances,

176 NE 60 Street

$0e monhlbdr 76-o2n7e7-
1818 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Appliances, Mr. Hinson #6
1927B NW 56 Street
Two bedrooms. $700 mthly,
first and last. Free Water.
200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $425.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

2040 NE 168 Street
One bedroom, one bath, air,
water included, washer, dryer
facility. Section 8 Welcome!
210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
appliances. 305-642-7080
2229 NW 82 Street # B
One bdrm, one bath, central
air. $725 mthly. 305-685-9909

25 5N7W 923 7eet
One bdrm, one bath, stove,

refrigerator, water included.
thly neighborhood en $60
$310 bi-weely, $915 move-in.

8005 NW 24 Court
Newly renovated one bdrm.
Appliances included. Section
8 OK. 305-632-8164-
8125 NW 6 Avenue
Remodeled two bed-
ros ne btoh, ti ties
$850 monthly.
ONLY $500 deposit.

8291 NW 14 Avenue
One bedroom, central air,

inct ud$150 t mav in.
Sectioh 8 Welcome! Contact
Angela 305-796-3874
86 Street NE 2 Avenue.
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Call 305-754-7776
920 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$875 monthly. 305-219-2571
923 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath,
$800, no pets. 305-303-5216
928 NW 55 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$575. Free Water.

93 Street NW 18 Avenue
Two bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.
94 NE 59 Terrace
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, $900 mthly. Section
8 OK. 305-490-9284
Hialeah Area
Two bedroom, one bath,
$850 monthly. $1700 to move
in. Linda 305-397-3349 or
Two bed~ruom two baths.
Miami Shores Area
Renovated, two bedrooms,
one bath, central air,
government employee
discount, lawn care and
water free, 786-879-3312

3205 49N 0884 786a 12A7 0
7749 NW 15 Avenue
Utilities, private bath, air, ca-
ble. $595. 305-218-4746
One bedroom, $425 monthly,
call 305-754-1100.
On prasnodair rappilia ces,
$500 mthly. 305-879-2440
Close to public transporta-
tion, $575 monthly includes
utilities. 305-965-9564
$00 mo~n~tly utilities includ-

New floor, air, fridge, utilities,
cable. $600 monthly. $1200
move in. 305-751-7536
Efficiency, 305-300-7783
Quiet, full bath, near bus,
utilities, cable. Reference
checks. $550 plus $500 se-
curity. 786-337-2386
Move-in Special! $375
monthly. Call 305-717-6084.

Extra lrgeNW13000 nky, utili-
ties, kitchen, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
15341 NW 31 Avenue
Large room, full bath, private
entrance. 305-687-8187

$85 8eky kNWF etilt es
bath, kitchen, one person,
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486

$11 we~kly,ne cet,
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refi raor,
heat.9T5o lctins.

Out~rec ohgr m: oe in
Special $250. Beds available,
three meals daily. Share a
room. 786-443-7306
4744 NW 15 Court
Clean rooms, $350 mthly.
6601 NW 24 Court
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, reencalale, air, ad ue of

Utii 35 NW d5Av rue90
weekly. Move in special $200-
Call 786-558-8096
7749 NW 15 Avenue
Kitchen, utilities, air, cable
$425 mthly. 305-218-4746
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Utieit~ies Inlud8d $l25 pr

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Large bedroom, cable,
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Clean and nice, air, free
cable. $100 weekly, $200 to
move in. 786-426-6263

Room in Christian Home
Call NA at 786-406-3539
Senior Citizens welcomed.

Central 3r Welw b th oms
and kitchen, security gates
$13 $ 50 weekl4. Call

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10240 SW 171 Street
Four bedrooms, two bath,
$1500 rapepliacaes, central

1052 NW 48 Street
Completely renovated. Three
bedrooms, air. Nice neighbor-
hood near schools. Section 8
OK. Call 305-975-1987
1121 NW 75 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air.
1417 NE 152 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedroom, one bath
house $1L400 monthly Free


1510 NE 154 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, den, air
condition units, tile floor. $900
monthly. 786-489-4225
15430 SW 106 Ave
Three bedroom, one bath,
Florida room, remodeled bath
and kitchen, $1400 monthly
Section 8 welcome. 786-285-
5530 or 786-370-2149
1800 Rutland Street
Newlba modeled t reS bdmn
8 welcome. 786-356-1457
1850 NW 55 Street
Three bdrm, two bath, den,
Section 8 OK. 786-344-4407
19437 NW 28 Place
Three bedrooms, one bath,
tiled floors, central air, $1200
monthly, 786-223-3353.
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twoe bath, til, Sctra ir,
$157. 305-662-5505
3452 NW 194 Street
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By Ryan Nakashima
Associated Press

Inc. CEO Steve Jobs recently
introduced more than just a
cloud storage system for songs
that fans buy legitimately
through iTunes. He unveiled
a system that might finally
get music lovers to pay for the
songs they got through less-
than-proper means.

Aside from offering to freely
distribute new and old iTunes
purchases on all of a user's
devices, the Apple impresario
unveiled "iTunes Match," a
$25-a-year service starting this
fall that will scan users' devices
and hard drives for music
acquired in other ways, store
it on distant computer servers
and allow them to access it
The service acknowledges a
well-known fact that most
music on iPods, iPhones and
iPads was ripped or swapped.
Apple reached a deal that gives
recording companies mo-e
than 70 percent of the new
fees, addressing a dark secret
that has crippled the music
industry, and; provides them
with some economic payback.

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and match songs from its 18
million-song database, it will
transfer them into the user's
iCloud, a storage area housed
on servers, including those at
a massive new data center in
North Carolina.
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good that we've got the songs in
our store that you've ripped'
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can manually upload them to
the cloud and gain the same

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leading offer" compared with
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Amazon.com Inc. and Google
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is 25,000 songs, and the service
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