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VOLUME 88 NUMBER 44 MIAMI, FLORIDA, JUNE 29-JULY 5, 2011 50 cents (55 cents in Broward)

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By D. Kevin McNeir
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Black contractors and workers in Miamni-
Dade County currently receive less than
one percent of the County contracts for
various services, despite Blacks account-
ing for 20 percent of the population.
And based on that glaring disparity,
County Commissioner Audrey Edmon-
son recently sponsored legislation at the

"In our efforts to ensure equitable
employment in all sectors of gov-
ernment contracting, we may have
no choice but to bring back a form
of affirmative action as it relates
to County contracts.

Economic Development 8< Social Services
Committee meeting that passed unani-
mously, aimed at assuring equal oppor-
tunity in County contracts for Black busi-
nesses. The resolution directs the county
mayor or one designated by the county
mayor, to prepare a feasibility report in
preparation for a proposal to enact race,
ethnic and gender-based programs to re-
dress identified discrimination. Edmonson
says such actions are way past due.
"This was a process that was started
about two years ago when county staff
workers were directed to keep data for dis-
parity studies," she said. "But the process
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By D. Kevin McNeir

With a theme of "Take the
Test, Take Control," a nation-
wide campaign took place on
Monday, June 27th, whose
focus was to raise awareness
about one's HIV status.
National HIV Testing Day
(NHTD) programs were spon-
sored in all 50 states. Aind ac-

cording to the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention
(CDC), one out of five people
living with HIV in the U.S.
are unaware of their status.
CDC officials say that know-
ing one's status allows people
to gain needed knowledge so
that they can take control of
their health and their lives.
"This month marked 30
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County Commissioner


Isalah Jones

Black education

czar takes over State

Last week Florida's State Board of
Education (SBEI unanimously voted to
select Gerard Robinson as Florida's next
Education Commissioner. Robinson, 43,
currently serves as the Commonwrealth of ~ p~ :
Virginia's Secretary of Education, where
he advises the governor in the develop-
ment and implementation of education
policy. In addition to being Virginia's Sec- *-
retary of Education, Robinson has been
giving formal and informal presentations
about education and public policy before GERARD ROBINSON
Please turn to CEAR 10A Education Commissioner

Jacksonville's mayor is new breed of elected officials


By DeWayne Wickham
Brown, the Democrat who will
be sworn in as mayor of this
longtime GOP stronghold on
Friday, is a political enigma.
He beat the Tea Party's can-
didate in the runoff for the job
with the help of more than
$500,000 from Florida's Dem-
ocratic Party and $300,000
that was raised for him by Pe-

he sounds more liberal than
Brown shuns tax increas-
es like a disciple of Grover
Norquist, but he says he is
committed to "closing the pov-
erty gap and the opportunity
gap" even as he works to bal-
ance Jacksonville's budget
that's due two weeks after he
takes office.
"We can't cut our way out of"
the city's budget woes, Brown

told leaders of nonprofit orga-
nizations shortly before the
mayor's office was blessed by
the Rev. Henry T. Rhim. "We've
got to grow our way out of it"
with new jobs and the econom-
ic activity they spawn, he said.
In a political world in which
the divide between Repub-
licans and Democrats has
turned many politicians into
ideological parrots, Brown is
neither fish nor fowl. He's a new

breed of elected official who
has improved upon the mul-
tiracial, multiethnic coalition
that hoisted Barack Obama
into the White House three
years ago. Obama, the nation's
first Black president, built his
coalition with talk of change
that energized his liberal base
and won him a strong follow-
ing among independent voters
-- but alienated congressional
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gets guns off

its streets
It's citizens like Mozelle Dixon, a great-
grandmother in Opa-locka, who say they
don't want guns in their homes because
of the potential danger to their loved ones,
that led more residents to participate this
year in the City's Gun Buy Back Program.
The one-day initiative, held on Satur-
day, June 25th at St. Andrew Missionary
Baptist Church, is a bi-annual event held
in collaboration with the Opa-locka Police
Department, The Florida Highway Patrol,
the Miami-Dade County Police Bounty
Program and other partnering agencies
and businesses. As the Fourth of July week-
end approaches, planners say the Buy Back
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More cuts hit

M-D schools

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-
DCPS) has made cuts in its programs and
reduced its teaching staff for next year in
order to deal with a budget shortfall. In
addition, some alternative schools have
faced the axe and will be absent from the
M-DCPS roster. The moves were neces-
sary, officials say, as the County works to
shave $27 million off its budget.
"The alternative education programs
are being redesigned," said Martha Mon-
taner, administrative director of school
Operations. "We are consolidating some
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know HIV status

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you have to
know your

ter Rummell, one of this area's
most prominent Republican ,
Brown brandishes his faith' iJFe~
like a card-carrying mem-
ber of the religious right. He
wouldn't move into the mayor's
office he won last month until
his pastor went there to bless
it and pray with him. But on
the issue of crime which he
wants to fight with education
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every person, regardless of race, creed or color his or her
human and legal rights. Hating no person. learnng no person,
rthe Bla~ck Press strives to? help every person In the firm belief
that all personsj are hurt as long as anyone Is heldJ back


The conspiracy to steal the 2012 eleCtiOD
Attorney Barbara Arnwine a mobit rate of 14 percent tionally, in some high unem- voter fraud. O1
is on a mission. She wants and Blacks have a mobil- ployment states, those who vestigation sh
to make sure that every citi- ity rate of 18 percent. In the owe child support cannot get 86 voter fraud
zen has the right to vote. On middle of a move, many do a driver's license. Talk about most of these (
its face it seems like a retro not return to the Department a double whammy. You may have been pre~
mission, since the right to of Motor Vehicles to change need a car to get to work or ID laws. Instea
vote has long been estab- the address on their driver's look for work to pay child to suppress the
lished. But one look at her license. support, but without a car to be encourage
Map of Shame, a map she Eleven percent of all Amer- you can't look for work or get one of the lowe
shared at the Rainbow PUSH er participation
Coalition's 40th anniversary heMpo hresosta oeta 0 some states
and annual conference andinprcctv
the mission becomes quite states are considering the repressive laws that voted in your
urgent. have been passed in the eight states that have could walk dov
States are passing laws frontally attacked voting rightS .. around the blo~
that require people to have "regional votin
a government-issued photo eral precincts
ID in order to vote. Her map icans and 25 percent of to work. and it may
shows eight states -- Kansas, Blacks, do not have driver's The Map of Shame shows to take publ
Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, licenses. In Georgia, 36 per- that more than 20 states are tion, if there i
Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia cent of those over 75 do not considering the repressive in your area, t
and South Carolina that have a driver's license. What laws that have been passed in ing place. Re]
require a government-issued about passports? The pro- the eight states that have fron- are refusing fe
photo ID for voting. Several cess of obtaining a passport tally attacked voting rights, public transpol
others require proof of citi- often takes weeks, and costs along with the two, Ohio and they have abso
zenship, which may mean upwards of $100. Requiring Florida that require proof of est in a mobile
the birth certificate President a government-issued photo citizenship. Is it any coinci- tion.
Obama was challenged with ID may be a burden for some dence that these are "swing The bottom
producing. Sounds suspi- Americans. Yet that is pre- states"? How much does this are planning t
ciously close to a passbook cisely the intent that legisla- have to do with the upcom- harder in 2012
to me. Often when these laws tors that are assaulting voting ing 2012 election, where the 2008. They a
are enforced, the government- rights have. When elections stakes are high and the Tea steal the 201:
issued photo ID must include are close, it is in their interest Party seems determined to years like Arnw
a "current" address, which tW-k81tideyoilrg peoFl ,: se- push our country backwards? back. Check o
poses barriers to those who niors and Blacks. These voter This attack on voting surely Shame at ww
have moved. Americans have ID lavis do exactly that. Addti- has nothifig to do with real mittee.org.

the world while expanding thei
ranks of the poor and desti-
Let us all on this somber an-
niversary rededicate ourselves
to struggle to end poverty and
to further dismantle the drug
policies of the past that have
had such a negative impact
on the soul, spirit and life of
our nation. Let us prepare
ourselves to push for more re-
forms and effective strategies
and policies that will enable
more people to become self-
empowered and compassion-
ate on behalf of the whole of
And finally, let's work harder
to end the madness of ineffec-
tive drug policies. It's time to
end the 40-year war on Blacks
and Latinos. We should always
strive to learn from the past
without permitting the repeti-
tion of past wrongs.

large new econorI~Imic devel-
opment fund that he would
have had wide discretion
over. Lawmakers created a
smaller version of the fund,
but it does not take effect un-
til 2012.
But what about the depart-
ments he eliminated? It is ob-
vious that there will be cuts
and many state workers will
join the ranks of the unem-
ployed. Certainly service will
suffer and while Scott says
his move will change the
State a lot of money, it's too
early to be able to verify his
One thing is for certain:
Scott is keeping his word and
he is cutting back expenses.
Where it will end and hope
many jobs will be lost remain
anyone's guess.

ne .77'if~'gr~P&iP"Tf'
owed a scant
conviction and
cases could not
vented by voter
d of attempting
:vote, we ought
ing it-- we have
:st levels of vot-
Sin the world.
are eliminat-
ting. When you
precinct you
wn the street or
ck to vote. With
g centers" sev-
are combined
be necessary
ic transporta-
s such a thing
:o get to a poll-
pressive states
deral funds for
rotation because
Ilutely no inter-
SBlack popula-

line many
:o make voting
Than it was in
ire planning to
2 election law-
ine are fighting
,ut the Map of




End Nixon's 4o-year war on Bl
Forty years ago President repressive policy intentions. on the right to prevent further
Richard Nixon declared U.S. The current sentiments of progressive social change that
"War on Drugs." This failed the so-called Tea Party are had become characteristic of
war continues even today to very similar to the regressive the early and mid-1960's.
have a devastating and debili- views of Nixon and Agnew We should be mindful not to
tating impact on the lives of back in the late 1960's. He ran let history repeat itself today
millions of Americans with the a divisive but successful "law as we approach 2012 elec-
most devastating impact on and order" campaign and was tions. Obama has to strive both

Blacks and Latinos. We should
add our voices to the growing
number of people of good con-
science to demand a resolute
end to this awfully destructive
and nonproductive war.
The "War on Drugs" has not
only wasted more than a tril-
lion dollars over the last four
decades, but has caused mil-
lions of families and commu-
nities to be injured and deci-
mated. Instead of a "War on
Drugs," Nixon should have de-
clared a "War on Poverty."
It's most regrettable that the
majority of voters in November
1968 underestimated Nixon's

elected inl968 in direct coun-
ter action to the profound so-
cial and political change in the
consciousness of the major-
ity of people who wanted real
change in their lives. It was
a period of repression and
the so-called "law and order"
theme really was a code phrase
for solidifying the "status quo"

to put an end to the failed drug
policies of the past and to pro-
mote more treatment for drug-
related illnesses rather than to
build more prisons. America
needs more public policy re-
habilitation from the punitive
and careless drug policies that
have led the U.S. to have the
highest incarceration rate in

Jury Still out on Scott's new economic
Florida Governor Scott re- new department effective Oc- ency and accountability have
cently created a new Depart- tober 1st. been thrown out of the win-
ment of Economic Opportu- With the introduction of dow and many funding deci-
nity that he says will bring the new department, it will sions will be made in secret
jobs to Florida a promise reduce from 42 to 10 days and behind closed doors. We
he made during his cam- to approve or deny request should not be surprised as
paign. Scott believes that for state incentive funds and Scott has never been a fan of
with this move Florida will be
able to respond quickly and
deciivel whe busnessop-ne thing is for certain: Scott is keeping his word and he
portunities come our way. is cutting back expenses. Where it will end and hope
The governor said he want-
ed a single point of contact m80y jobs will be lost remain anyone's gueSS.
for companies that were in-
terested in relocating to Flor-
ida. This wide ranging legis- gives him the authority to ap- disclosing his plans now
lature eliminates the Office prove awards under $2 mil- he has the legal and legisla-
of Tourism, Trade and Eco- lion without legislative ap- tive authority to spend mil-
nomic Development and the proval or consultation. lions as he wants.
Florida Department of Com- It is without a doubt that Many of political experts
munity Affairs. It also elimi- the governor has centralized and legislative leaders say
nates portions of the Agency major funding and decision Scott did not get everything
for Workforce Innovation and making in his office. Howiev- that he wanted. H-e had also
tranSfers its functions to the er, it appears that tr~anspar- asked the legislature for a

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H.E SHG SMUNDEREEVES,d'ound ,2 19 31968

GARTH C. REEVES, SR.. Publisher Emeritus
RACHEL J. REEVES. Publisherr an Chairman

It s time to reclaim our

streets, one block at a time

Wor girls being shot down in the prime of their lives,
our hearts go out to the families that are left be-
hind. Somehow they must pick up the pieces and attempt
to find closure to unexpected tragedy. These children, often
killed because they were in the wrong place at the wrong
time, could have made significant and lasting contributions
to our community, had they lived.
But who are the people that are pulling the triggers, killing
without remorse and destroying our most valued resources?
More often than not, 1h hrpe rtrv sooekele yu and mm:

one that is known in the community. They may be foes from
across the tracks or members of a rival gang, but they are
still Black.
It's ironic how loud and angry we become when there is a
police-involved shooting, especially of an unarmed victim but
how silent we remain when it's Blacks killing other Blacks.
Across the country, from Miami to Maine and all places in
between, Black-on-Black crime has reached epidemic pro-
We have become our own worst enemies. And while we
have become adept at pointing fingers we would do well to
keep in mind, as the old adage goes, when one finger points
outward there are three fingers pointing back.
Maybe we just don't care about each other anymore. Or
perhaps we care so little about ourselves that taking anoth
er person's life has become routine, second nature -- easy.
Whatever the case, it's time that Blacks of goodwill begin to
take back our communities, one block at a time.

Does South Beach really

watBI k d llta C OrTSW

Sometimes history can be our best teacher, but that's
only if we learn our lessons well and then apply ourselves
accordingly. Take for example, the struggles that Blacks in
Miami have faced in their ongoing battles for equality that
have been part of the landscape since the city's founding
While whites were welcomed with open arms to the pris~
tine shores of the state, Blacks were cooking meals in hot
kitchens, catering to tourists and business men alike as
maids, butlers and chauffeurs. When opportunity knocked,
very few Blacks were able to take advantage but to their
credit there were a few steadfast men and women who were
able to snag a piece of the pie.
sBaladk ul pn1ormwdnstb tsets f tMam Beach: t
the area's posh, air-conditioned hotel rooms. Blacks could
serve tasty summer drinks but could not dip their feet in
the same pools as whites. We could have picnics in Over-
town but were not allowed to gather on the beach. There
were even certain sections in Miami-Dade County that
were dangerous to any Black person's welfare particu-
larly after sundown.
But we have survived it all thanks to the perseverance
and bravery of our ancestors from Haiti, the Bahamas, Ja-
maica and of course many states here in the U.S. Now we
face more opposition, this time because young Blacks have
chosen to swarm down on South Beach each Memorial
Day to celebrate their hip-hop culture. A recent poll shows
that over 40 percent of County residents want to put an
end to Urban Beach Weekend. But the numbers go down
when race is factored in. Forty-six, 39 and 18 percent of
Hispanics, whites and Blacks, respectively, said they'd like
to see the Weekend canceled.
Let's be clear, a few "bad apples" may show up for the
weekend but that happens with any event and among all
ethnic groups. The majority of businesses on South Beach
are not Black-owned but they clearly enjoy Black dollars.
Why then are we still engaging in conversations about the
"appropriateness" of Urban Beach Weekend? We believe the
real problem is that while the dollars are certainly tempt-
ing, some folks here in Miami just don't feel comfortable
seeing so many Black faces in one place.
City planners, tourism gurus and law enforcement offi-
cials say they just don't know what to do with "us" as if
Blacksewere walking around with some kind of contagious

What's the real problem folks? The answer: As much as
Miami's leaders try to deny it, Blacks are are still fighting
the same old battle it's called "racism."

Audit Bureau of C rr.ulsoons
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A nd finally, let's work harder to end the madness of ineflak a Ltns
fective drug policies. It's time to end the 40-year war on





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What should be done to stop the escalating crisis of

Black-on-Black crime?

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forefront of these discussions:
the Black business commu-
nity, the Black meplia, Black
non-profit organizations,
Black preachers or perhaps a
new as of yet undefined group
from within our community?
The hot topic today contin-
ues to revolve around govern-
ment reform government. But
it begs the question of who will
be invited to the reform table.
And wrho will win and lose
as reform takes place? When
the discussion moves to the
potential reduction of county
commission seats from 13 to
nine, who loses? Blacks. What
voting population will be di-
rectly impacted and or diluted
in County Hall? More than
likely, it is include folks that
live in Overtown, Liberty City
or little Haiti versus someone
that lives in Coral Gables.
We cannot let that happen.

Will the Black vote make a
difference? By the time you
see this commentary, the citi-
zens of Miami-Dade County
will have already endured
three special elections, at a
cost of $3 to $4 million dollars
per election. All of this to elect
a new county mayor that will
have to run again for reelec-
tion within 12 months. Let's
take a look at the time line.
In October 2010, an effort was
initiated by a private citizen
who bankrolled the project
with $1 million dollars of his.
own money to jurilp start a
recall on County Mayor Car-
los Alvarez. Then on March
15th, a special recall election
took place where 17.27 per-
cent (183,652 voters) said it
was time to remove Alvarez
from office. A total of 209,312
votes were cast and the elec-
tion made history as the larg-

est municipal recall vote in
the U.S. On May 24th, what
started as 11 hopeful can-
didates vying for Alvarez's
vacated seat was reduced to
two: Carlos Gimenez and Ju-
lio Robaina. They were the
two top vote getters, receiv-
ing the largest percentage of

or stayed home. But for the
most part, the Black vote was
clearly ignored from' start to
finish. That's unfortunate be-
cause the new county mayor
will need our votes if he wants
to get reelected.in the upcom-
ing presidential election year.
The question for Blacks is how

votes. But while there are over
1.2 million registered voters in
Miami-Dade County, less than
16 percent bothered to vote.
Now as the two candidates
approach the finish line, it ap-
pears that Blacks do matter
- whether we went out to vote

do we plan to approach and
benefit from this newfound in-
fluence of our collective vote?
Will the Black community be
proactive in shaping the dis-
cussion or will we continue to
let others determine our des-
tiny? Who is going to be at the

can hardly sleep for the con-
stant gunfire in our neighbor-
hoods, because these statistics
help us to see the big picture,
and that we are not alone, as
we note comparable escala-
tions of crime in other cities.
.That big picture not only in-
cludes the many lives which
we lost, like that of 19-year-old
Jacorey Aaron, or permanently
Impaired by injuries, but also
those which are wasted in jails
and prisons as a result of these
crimes. If we believe that there
are no unimportant lives, and
that every baby born, regard-
less of the circumstances, has
a divine purpose for being,
then the loss to humanity of
each one of these lives in incal-

culable. This trend is not new,
of course. Indeed, it only con-
tinues the impoverishment of
the world. that began with the
deadly "slave trade" and slay-
ery, and now still goes on, too
often at our own hands.
However, amidst all of this
pain and .tragedy, there is an
even bigger picture that this no-
tion of "Black-on-Black crime"
does not seem to take into ac-
count: We quickly notice that
most of this discussion centers
around the question of "What's
wrong with us?," or worse yet,
about what needs to be done to
contain and control the behav-
ior of young Black men, who are
said to be mostly responsible
for this crime. At the very least,
we are told that we need bet-
ter "anger management" skills.
We are accused of "self hate."
Some more charitable obsery-
ers attribute such destructive
bl haviren a i"coadnuation o
these opinions seem to agree
upon is that Black folks have
a problem, and therefore we
are a problem. But let us look
beyond these concerns at that
much bigger picture.
The Black men, mostly
young, who are typically ac-
cused of these killings of our
brothers are often the products
of materially poor economic
environments, which are sys-
tematically created and main-
tained as such by entrenched
political and economic poli-
cies. These youth are often the
products of an uncaring edu-
cational system which usually
teaches them little of which to
be proud, or by which to be mo-
tivated. They are routinely ste-
reotyped and disrespected by
the popular culture. This may
explain (but not excuse) nega-
tive behavior on the part of
many of these youth, but what

is the explanation for the be-
havior of those at the opposite
end of the "food chain"? When
we look at the behavior of those
mature adults who are the
wealthiest, the most favored by
society, the most educated, the
best politically connected and
influential, what do we see?
An escalating trend of human-
on-human killings at an even
more frightening scale.
We lament this recent escala-
tion of "Black-on-Black crime,"
but is it accidental that these
escalations and spikes seem
to occur, just as they did in
the 1980s, during the Reagan-
Bush era, around the same
time that the most privileged
class in America is also resort-
ing to armed violence to solve
its perceived problems with
other countries? These are all
questions we need to ask as we
react and respond to the in-
no Mabe behavo web areowt
These questions let us know
that the answer to the problem
in Liberty City is not in curfews
or "anti-loitering" laws. All hu-
man behavior, good or bad, is
caused. It can only be changed
by changing the causes.
Our youth are acting out th~e
world that adults have created
for them. As in our traditional
villages, our community must
acknowledge our own respon-
sibility for making their world
better, and find the ways to
rescue, rather than demon-
ize, our youth. It is not an
easy struggle, and there are no
quick answers or solutions to
damage that has already been
done, but purposefulness, and
a revival of the caring spirit of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. can
go a very long way.

Dinizulu Gene Tinnie

Dear Editor, -

I am writing to commend you
and The Miami Times for your
well-written front page article
in the June 22-28 issue, re-
garding the community's pain
and frustration with escalating
gun violence and the shootings
at Liberty Square in which one
(more) young man was killed
and several other persons
wounded. Your article. did us
all a service by providing some
of the alarming (but not sur-
prising) statistics regarding
"Black-on-Black" crime and
the devastating consequences
particularly for young Black
men. It is a wake-up call that
wre can all use, even those who

with one an-
other and stop
being against
one another.

ing is killing up each other. In-
stead of letting the white man
do it, the Black man is killing
up himself.

State Employee, Miami

As a community we have to
start at home, ,
it begins with .
ou erelyur churches, it
have to have e'
a foundation
at home. Wre
have to teach
our children
to respect each other.

Student, Overtown

We are still killing one anoth-

er. We won't
reach the next
generation be-
cause we are a
killing off one
another. In-
stead of talk-
ing about this
real situation, *
we're just shooting each other

Unemployed, Liberty City

They need '
to find out
where those
guns are com-
ing from, that
would be a big
help for the

Things are about the same
everybody has
to watch out
now, its a lit-
tle dangerous
B 1ac k -on -
Black violence i ,
is a problem <1*
and hopefully they: will grow up
and finally figure out that its
not right.

Unemployed, Liberty City

Blacks have to come together
and learn that we are brothers
and sisters of each other. And

Church Secretary, Liberty City

Children need to go to church
and turn to :
the Lord and
give their self
to Christ. They
need to stop
running in
these street
trying be gang
members, all
they are do-




BY QUEEN BROWN, COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, Queenb2020@bellsouth.net

Let's clean up and send the dealers packing
Some residents in Liberty be willing to do more than just income disparities that exist brings a lot of shady players
City have spoken out about liv- wish that it would stop we in these trouble communities. 'to the team. (our community).
ing in terror and said they are must be willing to do what it I also know that many of the Even more disturbing is the
afraid of being killed in their takes to put an end to crime street hustlers would work to fact that there are no written
own neighborhood. These per- in the community. We can be- make an honest living if given rules, policies or laws to gov-
sonal accounts were shared by gin by taking small steps to- the opportunity. ern the behavior of the play-
a few residents who chose to wards creating a community Some of us have ignored the ers. The results are obvious. In-
speak with local news stations these street games the stakes
regarding the most recent are too high and everyone los-
acts of violence in their com- eiet r ie flvn nfa n attesot s-teeaen inr.W
munity. Last week there were ingS 10 stop. As a former resident of this community and must seek better ways to pro-
three more drive-by shootings vide income-making business
in Liberty City that resulted the Park and Beans, I want it to stop too. ventures and opportunities for
in two deaths and additional disenfranchised individuals.
injuries. Shots were fired even This is the only way the drive-
as cameras rolled causing TV of peace. We must not allow actions of the small time street 'by shootings and street crime
reporters to run for cover, anyone to sell drugs on our hustle that goes.on in our com- will cease to exist in our com-
Residents are tired of living streets even if the dealer is our munity. We see it as harmless munities.
in fear and want the shoot- own child. We must be willing and often times we know the If we want to live in a com-
ings to stop. As a former resi- to pull him in from the streets hustlers they are our chil- munity of peace and non-
dent of this community and or put him out of our com- dren, relatives and neighbor- violence we must begin by
the Pork and Beans, I want it munity. Trust me I know the hood children. But hustling is sweeping around our own
to stop too. However. we must economic hardships and the a game and with any game it front door.

' *


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makes guayaberas
workshop in historic Old Havana -li the mid-1990s with 10 initial de- b
signs that have today swelled to ;1-'. -
more than 100.
Cardboard patterns and photos
of him with Glover, Sting and Se- :.
gundo adorn the walls of the cut-)..
ting table room. In an adjacent
space, a painting of a Madonna .
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been wearing E'Nelson Collection
~since the 1990s, for his new al-
bum cover and upcoming Euro-
pean tour. Guerra proudly held
up a demo: white-fronted with
the entire back a red, white and
blue Cuban flag.
"He's a tremendous designer
with very good taste," said Mass-
iel Delgado, the singer's wife and
Guerra founded his home

In this photo taken June 9, Cuba's
designer Emiliano Nelson Guerra
holds up one of his guayaberaa"
in his worl The Cuban shirtmaker has
hand-crafted shirts for interna-
tional luminaries from American
'-singer Harry Belafonte and
.British pop star Sting to Venezu-
*,elan President Hugo Chavez and
Prince Albert of Monaco.

By Peter Orsi
Associated Pr-ess

HAVANA Under fluorescent
lights and a whirling ceiling fan
that is no match for the Havana
summer morning heat, Emiliano
Nelson Guerra traced a pattern
onto a bolt of pink cotton cloth
and carefully scissored the edg-
Intermittently pulling on a fat
cigar, he explained the signifi-
cance of the guayaberaa," the
roomy, collared, four-pocketed
dress shirts that Cubans wear to
look spiffy on this tropical island
where neckties are practically ex-
"The guayabera is nothing
less than the typical Cuban gar-
ment," Guerra said. "It's our im-
age, so you always have to try to
make it look its best."
Guerra, a 49-year-old with
closely cropped hair and a reced-
ing hairline, is Cuba's shirtmak-
er to the stars. Knovin as Nelsoh
to his friends, he has spent the
last two decades establishing
himself as Cuba's leading de-
signer of the guayabera, which
the government last year decreed
the official formal attire for state
He has hand-crafted shirts for
international luminaries from
American singer Harry Belafon-
te and British pop star Sting to
Hugo Chavez, president of Ven-
ezuela, and Prince Albert of Mo-
naco. E'Nelson Collection designs
have exhibited in shows and
fairs and been worn by world-
renowned .Cuban musicians like
Chucho Valdes and the late Com-
pay Segundo, of Buena Vista So-
cial Club fame, and they're also
in demand by wealthy foreigners
and well-heeled Cubans up to the
highest levels of government.
"One time I even made a guaya-
bera for 'el comandante,"' Guerra
said, referring to former Presi-
dent Fidel Castro, known more
foGhis affinekyfrdmilar sat ie.
he met American actor Danny
Glover, who has cultivated close
ties to Cuba, about a decade ago
at a film festival in Havana. He
asked the "Lethal Weapon" star
about the shirt he was wear-
ing, which turned out to be an
artesanal African garment. The
shirtmaker soon found himself
hurriedly assembling a bone-
white, embroidered masterpiece
that he gave to Glover the last
night of the festival.
"He tried it out immediately,"
Guerra said. "He took off the
shirt he was wearing, put mine
on and said, "Excellent."'
A year later the actor was back
in town without the guayabera.
"He wasn't wearing it. Instead
he told me, `I want another
one!"' Guerra said, breaking into
1haeutserm dt e hmeemso~r tHe sai
for Glover.
Working under a Cuban law
that lets artists and craftspeople
operate independently, Guerra
and his three assistants churn
ont 30 to 100 guayaberas a
In a country where official
monthly wages average around
$20, they sell in hotels and tour-
ist shops for $49 for a casual
short-sleeve, and $100 for a for-
mal linen long-sleeve. He's also
taken custom orders up to $229.
Guerra's most recent project for
a high-profile client was making
enough shirts to clothe an en-
tire orchestra: 150 short-sleeved
white guayaberas discounted at
$40 a pop for the New York Phil-
"He showed us a number of
designs that were very creative
and beautiful and took the idea
of a traditional guayabera and
brought them into a more con-
temporary context," said .Eric
Latzky, a Philharmonic spokes-
man who met with Guerra in Ha-
vana several months ago.
The group's plans to perform
in Cuba in 2011 were called off
for logistical reasons, but Guerra
says there's enough demand for
his shirts that he should be able
to unload the 90 he's already
made in a month or two.
Still, like any artist, he's dis-
appointed he won't get to see the
finished product up on stage.
"It's important to see your work
at the end, in the place where it
was going to be used," Guerra
said. "To see the whole orchestra
dressed up ... and even one man
from the orchestra who appar-
ently wears a size XXXXXL. I've

never seen the man, but he must
be gigantic. .
Guerra's currently craftmng
guayaberas for Miami-based sal-
sa musician Isaac Delgado, who's


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Understanding the young thug
By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr. stantly be reprimand- Th~ey call it having a failure
~ed by officers for such to adjust,
From the remnants of things as staying in the I guess that would apply to
self-destruction left on yellow line, not talking me as well because I admit
the streets, we all know in the chow hall, or be- that even at my age, I some-
that many of our Black ppiB ing told to pull up their times find myself still working
men were removed I li pants, are all instances on eradicating the thug in me.
from the community ~8 1I~~that can be attributed For the ultimate goal that I'm
as young thugs, only HALL to thuggery. seeking to achieve is the status
to find themselves with thug Even the cool swag of a thug of a gangsta.,
motivation still in their system is enough to cause trouble to The difference between the
when first entering incarcera- gravitate in his direction. If you two is that a thug ~is reckless
tion. How they will exit prison were to ask any of my younger and a gangsta is responsible
mentally and return back to brothers why they are so deter- for his actions.
the community is something mined to act a fool, I certainly A thug is not clearly mindful
that only God knows. would be able to relate to the of the consequences of his deci-
Generally, when our young kind of response that may sions. He is a blight to his com-
thugged out brothers come sound something like what munity, a dangerous threat to
into an institutional setting, Trick Daddy would say: "Baby himself as well as others. Fool-
a. world much different from cause I'm a thug." ishness is bound in his heart
society, there is a natural con- Indeed, like the words ex- -- but as the bible saith, the
tinuation of thinking and be- pressed in a rap song, some of rod of correction which in this
havioral patterns, developed my younger brothers may con- case is the long years that he
prior to being separated from sider themselves being thugs may have to spend in prison -
the streets. For some, the cul- "all day, every day." -- but when shall drive it far from him.
ture of thuggin' has been a way in a correctional facility, prison A gangsta is cultivated and
of life for a long time and is re- officials have a much different well-mannered. Instead of act-
flected in their daily activities. wayT of referring to the actions ing as an enemy, he chooses to
Repeated trips to confinement and behavior of those inmates be an asset to the community
for a wide range of institutional who struggle with manage- -- highly esteemed for simply
violations and having to con- ment problems. making an effort to do the right

BV Scott Patterson

. economy~ has shown little sign of
improvement. it's likely to indi-
cate further concern We have
a backlog of Americans w~ho've:
been out of woJrk: for two~ years,
says Ed Fa~rrell, director of Con-
sumer Reports National Re-
search Center. Itl s going to take
a strong surge In the economy to
pull these people back un.
ALccording to a m~onlthly survey~
released last we~ek by Consumer
Reports, households that earn
less than $50,000 have been ex-
t~remely dowFnbeat on the econo-
my every month since the sur-
veyv's April 2008 launch Such
households make up half of the
U.S. population. Meantime, af-
fluent households those that
pull down $100,000 or more a
year bave been feeling on av-
erage positive about the econo-
my since February; 2010.
Tfhe pri ma ry fac tor behind the
disparity. jobs. Affluent house-
holds have seen little impact
on job prospects overall M~ean-
while, low-income households
have seen a net decline in Jobs
for 23 out of the past 24I months.
according to the survey.

Whether the economic recov-
erl. In the U S. can continue
could depend on a single factor;
consumer confidence Confi,-
dence is Important because con-
sumers wrho are upbeat about
prospects tend to spend more,
driving corporate profits and Job
growth. Companies hire more
employees, boosting spending,
growth and confidence.
Such self-relrxforclng loops
are the stuff~ that recoveries are
made of, and one reason the
current rebound has been so
tepid. Whle the economy has
bounced back from a. dev;astat-
ing recession, the gains have
largely helped better-offl house-
holds, economic data show. That
has left out a huge sw~ath of' con-
The disparity will playr a de-
cisive role in reports on how
consumers view the economy.
Tuesday, the Conference Board
will release its widely followed
consumer confidence report
for June. In May, it dropped to
60.8 from 66 in April. Since the

By Rachel Rose Hartman

Hours after Rep. Anthony
Weiner's resignation became of-
ficial recently, a sexual harass-
ment case involving Rep. Alcee
Hastings (D-Fla.) resurfaced.
Gary Fields and Brody Mul-
lins report for the Wall Street
Journal that the independent
Office of Congressional Eth-
ics is now investigating a claim
that Hastings sexually ha-
rassed a woman working on his
Accusations include "unwel-
come sexual advances" and
"unwelcome touching," accord-
ing to March reports of the law-
Hasthigs, a 74r-year-ld ~10-
term lawmaker, strongly de-

nies all charges.
He stated back in \,
March when re-
ports of the law-
suit became pub-
lic that he "never 8 ([
sexually harassed r
anyone." 9 ~
"That is a cer-
tainty: In a race
with a lie, the
Antruth always wins.we th

truth comes to
light and the per- HAS'
sonal agendas of
my accusers are exposed, I will
be vindicated."
Democrats had hoped that
Weiner's resignation would fi-
n~ally end talk of sex scandals
concerning their members and

shift focus back
to legislating, as
well as campaign-
based efforts to at-
tack Republicans
on Medicare and
other issues. The
~Ethics Committee
announced prior
i to Weiner's -resig-
nation that it had
opened an inves-
tigation into his
risque online com-
NGS munications.
The Office of
Congressional Ethics is not
the House Ethics Committee
which investigates House
members and metes out pun-
ishments (as it did for New
York Democrat Charlie Ran-

gel last winter). The Office was
established by then-Speaker
Nancy Pelosi in 2008 to bet-
ter connect the House Ethics
Committee with the public and
to process public complaints.
The Office's investigation is
a precursor to a formal Eth-
ics Committee investigation,
which would proceed largely
on the recommendation of the
The Wall Street Journal
notes that even if .the Office
passes on recommending an
Committee investigation, "its
findings must be made public."
The House Ethics process
has drawn heavy criticism for
what detractors say is a persis-
tent failure to effectively pun-
ish and police its members. .

litical money
can candidates for his job sup-
port gay marriage. Obama, a
proponent of civil unions, has
said his views on gay mar-
riage are "evolving."
Most- of his potential GOP
challengers support a consti-
tutional amendment defining
marriage as between a man
and a woman. That includes
former Massachusetts gover-
nor Mitt Romney, former Min-
nesota Governor Tim Pawlen-
ty, former House Speaker
Newt Gingrich, former Penn-
sylvania Senator Rick Santo-
rum and Rep. Michele Bach-
mann of Minnesota.
Former Utah governor Jon
Huntsman is in line with
Obama on civil unions, but
he has taken a firmer stance
against gay marriage.

Jodie Bechard has attended
New York's annual gay pride
march for years. But never as
a bride-to-be.
Bechard attended Sun-
day's parade with her fiancee,
whom she plans to marry next
year at a Manhattan church,
thanks to New York's law le-
galizing same-sex marriage,
signed by the governor Friday.
"Many, many people in New
York are happy today," says
Bechard, i36, a Connecticut
mother of two and a former
longtime New Yorker.
Opponents of gay marriage
are also preparing to voice
their opinion on the law, the
seventh in the nation, follow-
ing Connecticut, Iowa, Mas-
sachusetts, New Hampshire,
Vermont and the District of
Columbia. The National Or-
ganization for Marriage will
spend $2 million on New York
elections next year, hoping to
elect enough conservative leg-
islators to reverse the law on
same-sex marriage.
"Our No. 1 job will be to per-
suade the Republican Party
that voting for gay marriage is
a very bad idea," says Maggie
Gallagher, the chairwoman of
the group's board.
New York is the first state to
legalize same-sex marriage in
spite of having at least one leg-
islative body controlled by Re-
publicans, says Sean Eldridge,
political director of Freedom

-AP Photo/Diane Bondareff
People recognize Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing the law at
the annual Heritage of Pride March on Sunday in New York< City.

to Marry, which supports gay
marriage. The law doubles the
number of people who live in
states with gay marriage laws,
which grew frorn 16 million to
35 million Friday night, when
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuo-
mo signed the legislation.
The fight over gay marriage
will move to other states in
the next year, Gallagher says.
Where things stand:
*Rhode Island and Mary-
land, whose legislatures de-
feated bills to legalize gay mar-
riage last session, may vote on
the issue again in 2012.
*New Hampshire next year
could vote on repealing its law
permitting same-sex marriag-

*Minnesota residents will
vote next year on a constitu-
tional amendment limiting
marriage to heterosexual cou-
*Legislatures in North Car-
olina and Indiana could vote
on similar initiatives next
Thirty states now have con-
Stitutional amendments limit-
ing marriage to heterosexual
couples, Eldridge says. Such
initiatives have prevailed in
every state in which residents
have had a chance to vote on
the issue, Gallagher says.
Neither President Obama
nor any of the major Republi-

By Mitch StacV
Associated Press

TAMPA Grammy-winning
reggae star Buju Banton has
been sentenced to 10 years in
prison, followed by five years of
probation, for his role in a co-
caine deal.
The 37-year-old Jamaican
recording artist was sentenced
in Tampa federal court last
Thursday morning. A jury con-
victed him in February of con-

spring to set up a cocaine deal
in 2009.
His attorney, David Markus,
had asked U.S. District Judge
James S. Moody for leniency.
He contended that Banton's
limited participation in the
drug buy, his charitable work
in Jamaica and otherwise
clean record were worth a re-
duced sentence.
Just before his conviction,
Banton whose legal name is
Mark Myrie won a Grammy

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always thinking before he acts
and acting according to the
positive way he thinks.
In the movie "Carlito's Way,"
Carlito, the character played
by Al Pacino, was a recently
released ex-convict, who be~
fore going to prison for a long
time, was the leader of a group
of neighborhood thugs but had
become fully reformed by the
time he was finally set free.
Like Miami's own Convertible
Bert, he was still a legend in
the streets' and had to resist
pressure coming from friends
and relatives to once again
lead them in a life that he was
so desperately trying to es-
cape. Sadly, the movie ended
with Carlito being killed by a
man whose life he once spared.
He died maybe not so much
as a martyr, but for at least
. believing that the good char-
acteristics and virtues of a
gangsta would allow him to no
longer be recognized as a mere
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to thriving private hospitals
like Baptist.

This month, Commissioner Rebeca
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includes Jackson's private competitors
recommended privatizing Jackson
without a public vote.

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I~g~ 8j(~0[ s ~ emem or dis ~B~ tr~op
~kjp~;fji~~.~ot fro tafdpim Whog~l~;wuould
he tell? Scotfell whas only the b (14, or the
deckhand on a rebel s!mpathizer's steam.
boat, or the field hand belting out Negro
spirituals in a powerful baritone.
In reality, Scobell was not a slave at all.
He was a spy sent by the Union army,
one of a few Black operatives who quiet-
ly gathered information in a high-stakes
game of cat-and-mouse with Confederate
spy-catchers and slave masters who could
kill them on the spot. These unsung Civil
War heroes were often successful, to the
chagrin of Confederate leaders who never
thought their disregard for Blacks living
among them would become a.major tacti-
cal weakness.
"The chief source of information to the
enemy," Gen. Robert E. Lee, commander of
the Confederate Army, said in May 1863,
"is through our negroes." .

Little is known about the Black men
and women who served as Union intel-
ligence officers, other than th~e fact that
some were former slaves or servants who
escaped from their masters and others
were Northerners who volunteered to pose
as slaves to spy on the Confederacy. There
are scant references to their contribu-
tions in historical records, mainly because
Union spymasters destroyed documents to
shield them from Confederate soldiers and
sympathizers during the war and vengeful
whites afterward.
"These kinds of spies and operatives
come up over and over again, many of
them unnamed and rarely do they receive
glory," said Hari Jones, curator of the Afri-
can American Civil War Museum in Wash-
ington, who lectures on the Civil War's
Black spies.
Jones and other experts are hoping the
150th anniversary of the Civil War will in-
clude some measure of remembrance for
these officers.
Allan Pinkerton, head of the Union Intel-
ligence Service at the onset of the Civil War,
detailed his recruitment of Black spies in
his autobiography, including a couple of
successful missions by Scobell and the ex-
traction of valuable papers from a Union
defector. Scobell in particular, Pinkerton
said, was a "'cool-headed, vigilant detec-
tive" who easily duped the Confederates
'around him by assuming "the character
of the light-hearted, happy darkey."
"From the commencement of the war, I
have found the negroes of invaluable as-
sistance and I never hesitated to employ
them when after investigation I found
them to be intelligent and trustworthy,"
Pinkerton said.

Harriet Tubman is the most recogniz-
able of these spies, sneaking down South
repeatedly to gather intelligence for the
Union arrny while also leading runaway
slaves to freedom through the Under-
ground Railroad. Often disguised as a field
hand or poor farm wife, she led several spy
missions into South Carolina while direct-
ing others from Union lines.
Another spy, Mary Elizabeth Bowser,

The Uinion na\; w~as working onr a simi-
lar ship, the UiSS Moanitor Louuvestri. Wells
said in an 1873 letter,' told me the c-ondi-
tiion of the Vessel, jnd took from her c~loth-
ing j paper, written bs- a mechanlc n ho
\\as working on the Mecrirmacs. describing
the c~halractr of the woirk, its progress and
probable completion
The Uinio~n nal,\ Intensurled its coinstrue`-
tlcon ofl the Mlonitor and sailed it dowin to
\'lrginia. leadina to the world 3 Ibrst iron-
clad natal battle, a stalemate that kept
the rebel navy) from breaking the federal
bljc~kade of N~orfolk.
Union forces wesren t the onl ojnes ap-
erating a Black spy- network In the So-uth.

Black abolitionists alIso ran a ivast private
network called the Lo!al League,' Lin-
coln s Legal Lil\al Leaguie o~r the -Lis.'
which spied for the No~rth and spread wrord
about the w\ar among the Black slates. Sc-
obell w~as a member of the -its, Pinkertojn
said, and used the network to get In forma-
tion to Washington, DC
I traveled to about the plantatio~ns w\ Ith-
In a certain range, and got togetherr small
meetings In the cabins to tell the slaves the
greatI net'.S Solme ofi these slaves In tuirn
wouj~ld Tind their wrar to still other planta-
trans and sol the storl, spread be~ had to
workT in dead sec~recy!, with knocks and
signs and passw\ords,' said G-eorge Wa'sh-
ington Albright of Holly Springs, Miss., in
utmost secrecy was needed for these
spies because of the consequences for
those who were caught.

James Bowser, a free Black from Nan-
semond County, Virginia, decided to help
the Union army by spying on the South,
according to Virginia Hayes Smith of Nor-
folk, Virginia, an elderly Black lady who
related Bowser's story to Virginia Writers
'Project field interviewers in 1937. Her rec-
collections were subsequently published in
the book "Virginia Folk Legends."l
Bowser's white neighbors, some of whom
coveted Bowser's farmland, heard rumors
of his activities, Smith said. A mob of
planters attacked Bowser's house at night
and dragged out Bowser and his son.
"After severely beating both father and
son, the horde made Bowser lie on the
ground and stretch his neck over a log
like a chicken on a chopping block," said
Smith, "Then someone cut his head off.
The plan was to kill the boy in the same
manner, but the more thoughtful ones
disagreed. They suggested that he be left
to carry the news of this ghastly example
back to the other Negroes. The mob gave
Another Virginian, a free Black brick-
layer named Martin Robinson, was killed
on the spot.
Robinson was considered "faithful and
reliable" by the Union hierarchy, and al-
ready had helped Union officers escape
from the infamous Libby Prison in Rich-
mond, wrote Louis M. Boudrye, chaplain
of the 5th New York Calvary.


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was born a slave to the Van Lew fam-
ily, who freed her and sent her to school.
Bowser then returned to Richmond, where
Elizabeth Van Lew was running one of the
war's most sophisticated spy rings.
Somehow, Van Lew got Bowser a job
inside the Confederate White House as a
housekeeper. Bowser then proceeded to
sneak classified information out from un-
der Confederate President Jefferson Davis'

According to the memoirs of Thomas
McGiven, the Union spymaster in Rich-
mond whose cover was that of a baker who
delivered to the Confederate White House,
Bowser "had a photographic mind. Ev-
erything she saw on the Rebel President's
desk she could repeat word for word. Un-
like most colored, she could read and write.
She made the point of always coming out
to my wagon when I made deliveries at the
Davis' home to drop information."
Stories about Bowser, who is also known
as Ellen Bond, Mary Jones or Mlary Jane
Richards, show up as early as May 1900 in
Richmond newspapers, and her name was
revealed in 1910 in an interview with Van
Lew's niece, according to Elizabeth Varon,
author of a book about Van Lew.

There is no proof that Bowser existed
beyond these recollections. Van Lew, like
Pinkerton before her, requested that Union

forces turn over all her intelligence records
at the end of the Civil War and destroyed
them, leaving no proof of her vast network.
Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina, publicly
denied that a Black female spy could have
infiltrated their White House.
But Varon's book suggests that Bowser's
true name was Mary Richards, she sur-
vived the Civil War and married a man
named Garvin. Richards even writes in an
1867 letter that during the Civil War she
was "in the service ..I as a detective."

Others are not as well-known.
Take, for example, the three slaves who
escaped the Confederate army on Morris
Island, outside Charleston, South Caro
lina, in 1863 and went to Union Brig. Gen.
Q.A. Gillmore with crucial information.
"They were officers' servants, and re-
port, from conversations of the officers
there, that north and northwest faces of
Fort Sumter are nearly as badly breached
as the gorge wall, and that many of our
projectiles passed through both walls,
and that the fort contains no serviceable
guns," Gillmore said in a report to his
army superiors.
Using Black troops, Gillmore later or-
dered the attack on Fort Sumter that was
fictionalized in the film "Glory." The Union
retook Fort Sumter in February 1865, al-
most four years after the Civil War began
with the Confederates firing on the federal
facility and taking it over.



July 1, 1839- in one of the most
famous slave revolts ever, Joseph
Clnque and over 50 slaves seized the
slave ship Amistad and killed Its cap-
tain and most of its crew,
July 1, 1870- James Webster
Smith, a student from South Carolina,
became the first Black student at the
West Point Military Academy. Henry
Ossian Flipper entered the Academy
three years later.
July 2, 1964- Congress passed
the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This act
addressed public accommodations,
fair employment practices and estab-

lshed the Equal Opportunity Employ-
ment Commission (EEOC)
*July 2, 1973- The National Black
Netwvork. the first Black-owned/oper-
ated radio news netwvork, first broad-
casted on this date
July 3, 1775- The Black Masons
In Boston, MA, formed the Afnican
Lodge No. 1.
+ July 3, 1982- Jackle Robinson,
the first Black baseball player in the
major leagues, became the first Black
person named to the Baseball Hall of
+ July 4, 1881- Tuskegee Institute

was founded by Booker T. Washington
on this date
+ July 4, 1989- Gecirge Augustus
Stallings was suspended from the Ro-
man Catholic Church Stallings was
suspended because he founded the
Imani Temple African Amencan Cath-
olic Congregation, an Independent
church established to meet the needs
of Blacks.
+ July 5,. 1852- `Frederick Augus-
tus Douglass described the Fourth of
July as a sham in his famous "What to
the American Slaye is Your Fourth of
July?"~speech on this date.

June 30. 1949- Dr William A Hin-
ton, was appointed Professor of Immu-
nology and Bacteniology at Harvard
University and Dr Jay Saunders Red-
ding was appointed visiting Professor
of English at Brown University This
marked the first time either school had
appointed a Black professor
June 30, 1967- Major Robert H
Lawrence, Jr was named as the first
Black astronaut He died later that
year dunng a training flight

June 29, 1956- Charles Dumas,
high lumped 7' 1/2" during the Olym-
plc trials, becoming the first person to
jump over seven feet in U.S. Olympic
June 29, 1972- The Supreme
Court ruled 5-4, that the death penalty
wNas cruel and unusual punishment
and violated the Eighth Amendment.
Blacks and other minonty groups
constituted 81 percent of persons on
death row.




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"Increasingly evident by a
recent Gallop Poll and based
on my interactions and meet-
ings with business owners
and our constituents, not to
mention the high unemploy-
ment rate in the County, it
is clear that we need more
complete data so we can ac-
curately assess how many
Black businesses are being
hired," she said. "In our ef-
forts to ensure equitable
employment in all sectors
of government contracting,
we may have no choice~but
to bring back a form of af-
firmative action as it relates
to County contracts. And
even in the fact of potential
legal challenges, sufficient
data much accompany what
we already know Black
businesses in Mliami-Dade
County are not receiving
anywhere close to their fair

continued from 1A

years since the first reported
case of HIV/AIDS in the U.S.,
said Health and Human Ser-
vices Secretary Kathleen Sebe-
lius. "As we celebrate the gains
we have made and look ahead
with hope there is still much to
be done. We have made huge
strides in our ability to test and
treat HIV/AIDS. Testing is accu-
rate, widely available and often
free or low-cost. With an early
diagnosis and proper treat-
ment, people living with H'IV
can enjoy long, healthy lives."

It should be noted that while
more people are being tested for
HIV than ever before, still more
than half of U.S. adults have
never taken an HIV test. What's
more, one-fifth of all citizens re-
main unaware of their status,
And make 110 mistake testing
works. ,
"Health care providers are
recognizing -the importance of
routine HIV testing for adults
and adolescents, not just per-
sons who have an identifiable
'risk factor,'" Sebelius added,
Monday diarked the 17th year
that a national testing day ini-
tiative was successful imple-
mented. The project was start-
ed by the National Association
of People with AIDS (NAPWA) in
1995, as a response to the epi-
demic's steady growth, particu-
larly in marginalized Eommuni-
ties like people of color and men
who have sex with (MSM) but
also in middle-income neigh-
borhoods where people thought
"it couldn't happen here."

was circumvented wheh for-
mer County Manager George
Burgess directed his people
not to do it. A lot of time has
been *wasted. Meanwhile
there are construction proj:
ects, road repair, paying,
dredging, demolition and
other skilled and unskilled
type projects taking place
throughout this county.
All one needs to do is drive
around and look to see who
is working on these sites.
Miami-Dade County has a
rich .and ever-growing di
verse population. Jobs that
government creates should
be reflective of this commu-
Edmonson adds that there
is a pressing need for the
Commission to intervene
and take the lead.

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--Photo courtesy of WeMakeiheChange.com
TESTING DAY: Vans like the one pictured here traveled throughout the state rnaking it easier
for adolescents and youth to get tested and I

"Within the Black commu-
nity we have inherited a legacy
of mistrust and secrecy," said
Karen 1-lint, health disparities
manager for the Florida Depart-
ment of Health. "Th~e simple fact
that we had such a great turn
out for an event that was clear-
ly marketed to focus on HIV, I
would say is a great success.
The Black community still be-
lieves strongly in the conspira-
cy theory and feels as though
there is an ulterior motive to
the testing. Some simply don't
want to deal with the outcomes
of a 'positive' status. This year
success was measured by num-
ber in attendairce next year
perhaps we can convince them
to test. Beyond testing, we have
to keep the conversations going.

There is an HIV awareness mes-
sage for everyone in the spec-
trum of life from the cradle to
the grave."
One grassroots organization
in Orlando, Sistahs Organizing
to Survive (SOS), targets Black
women and encourages them to
get tested where they live, work,
play and worship. Launched in
2008, SOS has conducted eight
local conferences, persuaded
over 4,000 women to take an
online pledge and tested over
88,000 Black women.
Testing initiatives are even
being held at colleges and uni-
versities. One peer advisor
completing an internship at
the University of Miami, Isa-
iah Jones, says that HBCUs
are getting more savvy in their

goals to protect and empower
"I have to admit that in my
first sexual experience I did not
use protection," said Jones, 21,
who is a senior at Morgan State
University. "I didn't really think
.about it at the time and I guess I
was afraid to say anything. But
now I realize ~and tell my peers
that testing is ~one way of pro-
tecting ourselves. You have to
speak up and you have to know
your status. One of the things
I have seen among college stu-
dents is that when a person
tests negative they sometimes
believe that they are invincible
and instead of being safe, they
move towards even .riskier be-
havior. That's something that
we have to change."

continued from. 1A

audiences in the U.S. and
abroad for the past several
He was chosen to succeed
Eric Smith, former education
commissioner, front a pool of
26 other candidates vying
for the Sunshine State's top
education position.
The board dismissed four
other candidates who had
flown in for interviews with
the SBE in Tampa last week
including: Bret Schundler,
former New Jersey educa-
tion commissioner; Thomas

Janrs s-h edcato e i
uate programs at Chicago's
Concordia University; Lo
retta Costin, the head of the
career and adult education
programs foji-the Florida e~-
partment of Education;' and
Stacia Smith, head of the
Clark County, Ohio, Educa
tion Service Center.
Robinson is the former
president of the Black Alli-
ance for Education Options
(BAEO), where he served
from 2007 to 2010. He also
served as the program di

rector and principal inves-
tigator. BAEO is a national,
non-profit, membership or-
ganization whose mission is
to increase access to high-
quality educational options
for Black children by actively
supporting parental choice
policies and programs that
empower low-income and
working-class Black fami-
Robinson brings a wealth
of classroom. experience in-
cluding teaching fifth grade
in Los Angeles, California
and working as a graduate
instructor at the University
of Virginia and Piedmont

University and earned his
master's degree from Har-
vard University.
Robinson is expected to
taike ovetin'i~ the n ext severK1l
The commissioner of edu-
cation serves as Florida's
chief educational' officer rind
is responsible for providing
full assistance to the SBE
and developing actions and
policies that champion the
mission and goals of Flori-
da's education system.

Joan Clark-Beverly, former
alternative education teach-
er. "A lot of the children I have
met over my years teaching
alternative kids have looked
just like me Black. I really
do fear for what will happen
to them in the future if they
aren't getting the special
help they need with the re-
maining alternative schools."
School closures for op-
tional alternative schools
include Corporate Academy
North and South. The 500
Role Model Academ~y of Ex-
cellence is being repurposed.
Repurposing is a state man-
date that keeps the school in
place due to the money that
has been spent on the pro-

gram. The Academy has a 90
percent Black student popu-
Behavioral schools set
to close are Miami Doug-
las MacArthur North that
will be absorbed into Jann
Mann Opportunity Educa-
tion School and J.R.E. Lee
Opportunity School that
ivill be absorbed into Miami
Douglas MacArthur South.
MacArthur South has a
Black student population of
37 percent. Other schools
like Juvenile Justice Center
Middle, which has a 54 per-
cent Black student popula-
tion, will remain untouched.
The Academy for Commu-
nity Education (ACE) will re-

main open. A more specific
number of children affected
by these closures will not
be known until next school
Dorothy Williams, this
year's valedictorian for ACE,
said her experience was very
"Some of them had more
hope in me than I have
had for myself," she said of
her teachers. "Sometimes I
would doubt myself, saying
that I could not do some-
thing because it was too
hard but my teachers, basi-
cally all the teachers, helped
me. They would say keep go-
ing, don't give up, you're go-
ing to make it."

continued from 1A

of ,the centers to basically
strengthen the delivery mod-
els we have in place. The
disciplinary schools will re-
The redesign model was
initiated by data that indi-
cated enrollment trends are
on a decline in students at-
tending alternative schools.
That combined with the dis-
tr-ict's financial condition
caused [us] to look into more
effective models of instruc-
"We need these schools
around for children who re-
quire special attention," said

In the June 22-28 edition of The Miami Times, on page Sc under the Father's
Day collage, Urban Strategies was not listed as a sponsor for the Take Control,
Fatherhood Initiative held on Saturday, June 18. We apologize for the inconve-
In the June l5-21 edition of The Miami Times, under Street Talk, Duane
Batton was wrongly identified as Billy Cunningham. We apologize for the

continued from. 1A

Republicans. Brown, 48, the
first Black mayor of Florida's
largest city, won election with a
surprising fusion of Democrats
and Republicans. '
He won the support of in
fluential Republicans such as
Rummell and Adam Herbert,
whom Brown called Florida's
Colin Powell. And while he
claims race d'ever surfaced as
an issue in the mayoral cam-
paign, Brown -- who was a fi

nalist for the NAACP's top job
in 2008 -- said he has never
been accused of not being
"Black enough" because he has
"always stayed connected to the
Black community."
Winning the support of a siz-
able block of white voters while
holding onto a Black base is
a difficult political balancing
act. But getting leading Repub-
licans to publicly champion
such a campaign is something
even Alvin Toffler, who au-
thored "Future Shock" -- the
1970 book that envisioned the

societal changes the new mil-
lennium would bring -- never
It might not be long before we
know whether Brown can take
full advantage of the ground-
breaking political alliance he
has forged. He has appointed
Audrey Moran, one of the Re-
publican candidates in the
mayoral race, and Democratic
state Sen. Tony Hill to lead his
transition team.
"My campaign wasn't about
Democrats or Republicans. And
it wasn't about me. I made it

about Jacksonville: one vision,
one city, opportunity for all," he
told me, using words that were
the mantra of his successful
campaign to become mayor of
the nation's 11th-largest city.
If Brown is able to make what
he's trying to do work and if
he succeeds in creating a new
governing alliance in a city that
was once deeply wedded to par-
tisan firefights, he will have
plowed a road that can trans-
form American politics and
.carry him to an even loftier po-
litical height.

continued from 1A

Program is one way they
hope to curtail the increas-
ing level of gun violence and
accidental shootings in the
North Dade are ul wu,

July 4th is a time when
many people use guns in
the celebration of Indepen
dence Day," said Opa-loc-
ka Mayor Myra L. Taylor.
"Many Fourth of July ca-
sualties are unintentional
but it is no accident that
what goes up, must comne
down. Since we can't pre
dict where these bullets will
land or who they will strike,
we should not discharge
the weapons at all. We want
our citizens to turn in guns
before someone gets hurt.
Our objective is to remove

as many weapons off the
streets as-possible and to
keep them out of circula-
tion ."
No questions were asked
of participants who brought
weapons to the Gun Buy
13acko Officers received thQ

sure they were not loaded-
After running the serial
number of each firearm,
individuals were paid be-
tween $50 and $100, based
on the type of weapon.
Twenty guns were turned in
including seven rifles, two-
sawed-off shotguns, six re-
volvers and five pistols.
The Gun Buy Back pro-
gram, was started by the
late Rev. Dr. Arthur Jack-
son, Jr., former pastor of
New Shiloh Baptist Church.
Representatives from Crime
Stoppers were also on hanc'1

By Yannique Benitez .

After dealing with the con-
troversial Cadbury ad debacle
supermodel Naomi Campbell is
getting back to her fashion roots
and is teaming up with Italian
denim brand Fiorucci, produced
by Ittierre, for her new line of
jeans. ..
Fiorucci's top executives are
certain the partnership will
benefit both Campbell and the
growth of their brand. "This
agreement is important to ac-
celerate the development of the
company," said Antonio Bianchi,

owner of Albisetti, which now
controls Ittierre.
Campbell's collection for the
brand will have 15 pieces with
jeans in four different styles. She
created the line with her person-
al taste and women's figures in
mind. "Jeans are like pasta. You
can interpret them differently
each time and play with the ac-
cessories wear them with flip-
flops if you want comfort or heels
if you want to look sexy. For thle
collection I thought about what
would enhance women [and]
about what I liked," Campbell
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Opa-locka. initiative gets more guns off streets

and encouraged the com- firearm. Taylor added that
munity to give any tips that citizens should look out for
might lead to the arrest of future gun buy back initia-
a suspect with an illegal tives.

Campbell designs jeans

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Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon, which was
drilling BP's Macondo Well in April 2010 when the rig
exploded and sank, killing 11 and touching off the worst
marine oil spill in U.S. history. The well spilled 4.9 million
barrels of crude before it was sealed.
According to its probe, Transoceart said well design, con-
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Global crisis roils Southern Africa

Swaziland nears insolvency amid

trade fallofJ; as monarch's lavish

spending invites citizen ire

"ighte for him and his small
Representatives for the king
and the- government declined
to respond to questions about
the kmng's travel or his wives'
The king, named by Forbes
in 2009 one of the world's rich-
est royals with an estimated
net worth of $100 million, also
continues to support each of
his wives--believed to be 13-
in a separate house. A majority
of Swazis live on 60 U.S. cents
a day, according to the World
Food Program, and .Swaziland
has the world's highest rate of
The African Development
Bank loan hinges on a positive
assessment from the Interna-
tional Monetary Fund. The IMF
has recommended the monar-
chy raise taxes, cut wages for
the higher-paid half of civil ser-
vants and implement an early-
retirement plan to reduce the
ballooning debt.
Swazi's royal house already
has made some cutbacks. King
Mswati III canceled his "silver
jubilee" party that would have
celebrated his 25th year of rule,
citing his nations financial cri-
But government officials say
the king will go.ahead with an
annual dance in August where
he picks a new wife from thou-
sands of bare-breasted young
women. .
Still, financial turmoil has
sparked levels of unrest that
are unusual in the conserva-
tive kingdom. Anger has been
directed at the governrrient,
which is seen by many Swazis
as corrupt, but also the IMF
for seeking to insist that the
poor pay for the mistakes of the
Swrazi monarchy.
The government's squeeze for
cash has united Swazis, many
angry about looming wage cuts.
Unions, in the absence of politi-
cal parties, which are banned,
have spearheaded a pro-de-
mocracy movement. In April,
the teachers union brought
7,000 protesters to the streets.
The monarchy responded with
tear gas, water cannons and
But scattered protests in
this secluded southern Afri-
can country, a former British

By Jenny Gross .

EZULWINI, Swaziland--This
mountainous nation of less
than 1.5 million people, ruled
by a polygamist who is Africa's
last absolute monarch, is nearly
The Swazi government's for-
eign-exchange reserves have
declined for 17 straight months,
shriveling to just $523 mil-
lion, according to the Cen-
tral Bank of Swaziland. That
is only enough to cover -about
two months of imports for the
landlocked country the size of
New Jersey. In February, Swa-
ziland's central bank stopped
lending to the government, say-
ing it had hit the top of its emer-
gency credit line.
The rapid deterioration of the
nation's finances illustrates
how the ripples of a global fi-
nancial crisis, now roiling Eu-
rope, have buffeted even small
African countries. A slump in
global trade has cut by 60 per-
cent the revenue Swaziland
usually derives from the South-
ern Africa Customs Union, ,a
group of countries that includes
neighbors South Africa, Namib-
ia, Botswana and Lesotho.
Officials from the African
Development Bank, which pro-
vides loans to sustain economic

Dwindling iFortuneS
Swaziland's fopreign reserves
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growth in Africa, have decided
to delay a loan of an undeter-
mined amount to Swaziland
until the country enforces
greater economic discipline.
"The numbers are quite bad,"
Donald Kaberuka, the presi-
dent of the African Develop-
ment Bank said recently in an
interview. "They were supposed
to meet income tax in June and
didn't; they were supposed to
hold a certain amount of re-
serves and didn't; they were
supposed to act on their wage
bills, and they haven't-and for
me, those are quite important
issues." :
Government officials play
down any imminent default. A
spokeswoman, Macanjana Mot-
sa, says the Swazi government
will pay government salaries by
the end of June.
Even with the economy in a
tailspin, King Mswrati III con-
tinues to carry out his royal
duties. A South Africa-based
opposition group accused him
of spending frivolously by at-
tending in April the royal wed-
ding of Prince William and Kate
in a chartered jet. This month,
the king attended a summit of
regicinal countries in Johannes-
burg and stayed in an up-mar-
ket hotel. Local media reports
put the bill at $12,800 for three


Swazi K~ing Mswati III at the
royal wedding in London.

colony, have since subsided. An
annual three-day music festi-
val here in May, despite calls
for a boycott, drew thousands
of spectators from inside and
outside the country.
"Not that we aren't for the
things that [unions] are pro-
testing for, but they're going
about it in the wrong way, espe-
cially for the culture in Swazi-
land," said Nomvula Mdlulu, a
24-year-old student at the Uni-
versity of Swaziland who vol-
unteered at the music festival,
called Bushfire. "Everyone is
telling us we should have free-
dom, but where are we going to
go from there? I wouldn't ~trade
the peace we have for nothing."
Other governments on the
northern part of the. African
continent, such as Tunisia and
Egypt, haven't survived the
same combitiation of economic
stress and political dissent.
Swazi union leaders say they
now must balance that defer-
ence to the king with pressure
on the government to cut waste
and corruption, according to
Sibongile Mazibuko, president
of the teachers union who was
detained last month after pro-
testing in the April rally. -
"Our descendents will be
poorer than we are today," she
says, "if we continue getting
loans and not solving our politi-
cal Droblems."

Fire boat response creWis battle the blazing i~ernitants ofthf'e
Off Silore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010.

fracture gradient and result in fluid losses to the formation,
costing money and jeopardizing future production of oil.
In addition, Transocean said Halliburton Co. (HAL), maker
of the cement that was used to seal the well, and BP didn't
adequately test the cement slurry program, despite risks as-
sociated with the design.
Representatives from BP and Halliburton weren't immedi-
ately available for comment.
Meanwhile, in April, an investigation by the U.S. Coast
Guard offered a damning critique of Transocean, saying
improper maintenance, insufficient staff training and badly
designed safety systems contributed to the deadly explosion.
The company had disputed the report, and claimed docu-
mentary evidence in the Coast Guard's possession refuted
key findings in their report.
Similarly, a U.S. presidential commission's report in Janu-
ary f-educed the likelihood that BP would be found guilty of
gross negligence. That report criticized Transocean for fail-
ing to communicate to its crew lessons from an earlier near-
Smiss in the North Sea that was "eerily similar" to the Gulf of
Mexico blowout.
Other reports, including BP.'s own, have found a larger role
for Transocean. A report in April by the United States Coast
Guard spread the blame broadly among companies involved
in the well, citing problems at Transocean that included
inadequate maintenance and training and a "poor safety
James P. Roy, a lead lawyer for lawsuits against BP and
others in federal court over the spill, called the new report
"a valuable addition to the search" for why the rig blew out,
although "it is not 100 percent comprehensive."
But Representative Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massa-
chusetts, who has closely monitored the spill and its after-
math, dismissed Transocean's report as "the newest salvo
in the continuing circular finger-pointing contest among BP,
Transocean, Halliburton and others involved in the gulf oil

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Soma~lia's prime minister is re-
fusing to sign off on a deal made
by the president and parliamen-
tary speaker to resign and let a
new government take over,
Prime Minister Mohamed
Abdullahi Mohamed pledged to
stay in office after an outpour-
ing of public support for him
that included demonstrations in
Mohamed, a graduate of the
University of Buffalo, NY, said
he will step down only if parlia-
ment fires him. -
The mandate of Somalia's

transitional government runs
out in August, and Somali lead-
ers remain at odds over how to
proceed beyond then.
Chronic infighting has pre-
vented successive governments
from stabilizing the country.
Parts of the capital and southern
Somalia are held by the Islamist
insurgent group al-Shabab.
The president and the parlia-
ment speaker have two reasons
for wanting to oust the prime
minister. Abdullahi Mohamed
is an ethnic Ogadeni and they
are under pressure from the
Puntland region to replace him
with an ethnic Darod. More-

over, he has gained a degree of
popularity and this has riled
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old Min-
nesotan of Somali descent was
reported killed in Mogadishu
where he had reportedly turned
up on a suicide mission. Afri-
can peacekeepers say Farah 1Vo-
hamed Beledi was killed before
he could activate his bombs.
A shocked family member,
Hassan Mohamed Beledi, said
it's still a mystery why his
younger brother, with whom he
lost touch over the years, could
get caught up with radical ideol-



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Rolando Hallman has seen the pleas to help decrease the
violence been given to parents mothers and fathers to
raise more responsible kids, teachers to keep~ more students
in school, police to provide greater protection to neighbor-
hoods and the government to provide people more jobs.
Yet as the year continued to bring new cases of violence,
Hallman decided that there was only one course of action
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Pastor, the Project Hope

Prayer walk organizer

Be mature about taking your medicine

Forgmen and womnarswhodar
protect against genital warts.
6. Measles, mumps, rubella
7. Chicken pox (l~aricella)
If you've never been vacci-
nated against the chicken pox,
consult your .doctor to see if
this vaccine is necessary for
8. Meningococcal
This vaccine is especially
important for those who will
be living in communal set-
tings such as a dormitory.
9. Shingles
For senior citizens over the
age of 60, care and vaccines
should be taken for the zoster
virus, which is also known as
For a fee, most adult vac-
cines can be gotten at' the
Miami-Dade County Health
Department's adult/travel im,
munization clinic. For more
information, call 786-845-

past twenty years that adults
have not received as children
and therefore they are not pro-
tected from those illnesses."
The rates for adults who have
been vaccinated are dismal-
The National Immunization
Survey has found that only two
percent of adults have received
the shot to protect them from
tetanus, diphtheria and whoop-
ing cough, only 10 percent of
young women have gotten the
HPV vaccine, and only two per-
cent of senior citizens have got-
ten their shingles vaccine.
Anyone who is 19-years-old
and above, should receive these
vaccination shots: -
1. Flu shots should be gotten
every year.
2. Pneumococcal
For those between the ages of
19 and 64,-one to two doses are
needed if you smoke cigarettes
or have chronic medical condi-

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By Kaila Heard
kheard@miamitimeson line.com

As people get older there are
some hard truths that must be
faced everybody gets wrinkles,
bodies are slower and thicker
than they use to be.
Medically, there are also facts
that must be accepted in spite
of your age, you still need to be
vaccinated even re-vaccinated,
According to Centers for Dis-
ease Control, continuing to re-
ceive vaccines into adulthood
are necessary because over
time, immunities wear off, and
age makes people more stiscep-
tible to infectious disease such
as flu or pneumonia.
Lydia Sandoval, the deputy
director of Immunizations of
Miami-Dade County's Health
Department, also explained,
"There are many more vaccines
that have been developed in the

tions. For those over 65, only
one dose is needed.
3. Whoop~ing cough (Td, Tdap)
Td booster shots are needed
every 10 years.
4. Hepatits Aand B
Get this vaccination if you
have a specific risk factor for
the virus infection.
5. HPV (human papillomavi-

D. Byrd, president of I.yrics and Melodies, founded the
Gospel Dance Fitness class to provide wholesome, faith-
based workouts to the community.

Gospel dance

and exercise

By Kaila Heard

Blasting popular tunes while enthusiastic and not-so-
enthusiastic women and men do aerobic exercises, is a
tradition that has been around for decades. Various dance
aerobic classes have sprouted up from salsa fitness to zumba
with the music to match.
But D. Byrd, the president of Lyrics and Melodies, a Chris-
tian entertainment production company, found that while
she loved most of the dance moves she learned in her hip-
hop aerobics class, but was disappointed by the sounds.
"I would actually walk of the class and wait for the song to
be over," Byrd said about the explicit and often derogatory
music played in many classes.
So, nearly two years ago, she founded the Gospel Dance
Fitness Class as a wholesome alternative.
"I decided that I could [teach] this class, but I would use
gospel music to help everyday people get fit in ari inspira-
tional way," explained Byrd, who is also the instructor for the
Her classes offer various modern dance style routines us-
ing movements from hip-hop to ballet that can be executed
by people of all dance and fitness levels.
So far, the classes have been warmly received and are
steadily building a dedicated following.
Thirty-nine-year-old Natasha Darius has been attending
classes for the past few months.
"The gospel music that [Byrd] uses is what you would hear
on the radio today and you almost forget that you're working
out because you're having such a good time," she said.
The Lauderhill resident found that she not only appreciates
her improved figure, but also how the class improved her
"I have gone to [a gospel fit] work out and have felt so much
better afterwards and I am so glad that I went," she said.
Byrd herself understands the importance that having a
healthy self-esteem can play in the battle to lose weight.
Over the past three years, she has been able to lose and
maintain a weight loss of over 50 lbs. due to major revisions
in her diet and fitness routine.
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To protect and serv

Former police officer turned pastor

uses past trammig at New Harlvest

By Kaila Heard

When Reverend Gregory
Thompson was a child growing
up in Miami, his upstanding
moral code and adherence to
the rules not to mention him
advising his friends on what's
right and wrong earned him
the nicknames, "preacher man"
and "robo cop."
Over. 30 years later, it turns
out that the childhood teas-
ing were prophetic on both ac-
In addition to leading New
Harvest Baptist Church for 12
years, Thompson, 39, is also a
former police officer for the City
of Miami.
During his 10-year career
as a law enforcement officer,
Thompson worked in a variety
of capacities from detective to
motorcycle policeman. Yet he
always maintained his com-
passion for others and their

"I didn't see people as stats I
just saw them as people and II' I
was lead to give them a break,
I'd do what I [wa~s] lead to do."
he said.
The abilities he honed as a
police officer such as Interper-
sonal skills, coulnseling. lead-
ership, and respecting \ari-
ous people and their cultures
would serve him wrell w\hen he
was called into the ministr' In
"It really prepared me to lead
sheep, but the main thing it
taught me to do~ was hole~ to
serve," Thompson said or' his
former career.
Eventually, the minister
would be asked to serve as an
interim pastor at New Harvest
MBC for over a year before be-
ing installed as senior pastor in
December 2000.
When he first came to the
church, there were approxi-
mately 40 members and a
handful of boards including the'
Trustee Board and the Deacons

The reverend explained his
philosophy, "Religion is man's
way to show the world that he
knows God but being spiritual
is being in a relationship with
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Because of his philosophy
that spirituality takes prece-
dence over religion, one of the
first changes he implemented
at New Harvest MBC was the
creation of several ministries.

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Pastor Gregory Thompson sitting with wife, DaShonya.


Critics push President Obama to

change faith-based hiring rules jI ~

-Photo courtesy of Marvin Elliott Ellis

Unlon of Black Episcopahians

promote racial unity
Brenda DeGraff, a Guatemalan immigrant, shares her experi-
ence as a Black Hispanic of Miami-Dade County at the "African-
Americans and Blaclks of the African Diaspora" community forum
at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral on Saturday, June 11. Hosted by
the Theodore R. Gibson Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopa-
lians, the forum was part of a series dedicated to examining the
histories and relations among Blackts, Haitians, Jamaicans and
Black< Hispanics as well as overcoming the stereotypes and preju-
dices that have developed over the years.

On Friday, June 24 and
Saturday, June 25, Mill-
rock Holy Missionary Baptist
Church in Brownsville host-
ed their Men's Conference.
Reverend Aaron Jackson,
the 49-year-old senior pas-
tor of Millrock Holy MBC, ex~
plained the origin of the con-
"The Lord gave me a vision
that we needed to bridge the
gap between the younger
generation and senior citi-
The conference included a
sermon for both genders on
Friday evening as well as a
men's only fish fry or "Man
Fry" on Saturday. The lun-
cheon on Saturday allowed
the "senior saints," a's Jack-
son referred to the older gen-
tlemen, and younger boys
and men to spend time with
one another and learn from
each other. One of the ma-
jor misunderstandings that
Jackson hoped would be
cleared up is that older peo-
ple "hate" much of the youth


should have the right to employ
those who share their groups'
"That's our freedom," she
said, "to hire and fire people of
our faith."
More liberal religious leaders,
who typically to a stric~tlins on

the lingering Bush order un-
dermines a century of progress
in civil rights.
"Tax dollars should not be
used to discriminate," said Rab
eiD 1i gSoapers en, d reecto o
Reform Judaism.
Scott and others referred to
a speech Obama gave on the
campaign trail four months be-
fore his 2008 election in which
he promised to reform Bush's
faith-based program. Obama
said a group receiving federal
money shouldn't be able to "use
that grant money to proselytize
to the people you help and you
can't discriminate against them
- or against the people you hire
- on the basis of their religion."
Asked for comment~recently,
a White House spokesman said
"the Justice Department con-
tinues to examine this issue on
a case-by-case basis."

By Lauren Markoe

of clergy and lawmakers is
trying to overturn a nearly
decade-old policy that allows
faith-based organizations that
rceive ekd ndefunds t bh a

of religion.
Critics say President Obama
has reneged on a campaign
promise to repeal the policy,
which was put into place by

Prt idse sockug th~atwe would
even be having a debate about
whether basic civil rights prac-
tices should apply to programs
run with federal dollars," said
Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.
"There is just no justification
for sponsors of government-
funded programs to tell job ap-
plicants, 'We don't hire your
Scott has sponsored legislg-
tion to repeal the policy. But
advocates for the change say
the most effective route would
be for Obama to issue a new
executive order to overturn
Bush's, Scott told reporters~on
June 21.
Bush introduced the policy
to advance what he deemed a

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-Photo courtesy of Marvin Elliott Ellis

Bahamian consul general

VISits local church

A Church of the Incarnation parishioner, Marie Cooper Torres
is shown with the Florida Consul General of the Bahamas, Rhoda
M. Jack~son, who visited the church on Sunday, June 19. The pri-
mary purpose of Jack~son's visit was to affirm and strengthen the
bonds of Bahamians currently living in the Bahamas and their
descendants in South Florida.

Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action
Center of Reform Judaism, with Hillary Clinton in 2007, says
"Tax dollars should not be used to discriminate.,,

more faith-friendly federal ap-
proach toward charitable or-
ganizations that receive federal
contracts for social services.
Previously, groups that received
government money were forbid-
den to consider religion in their
employment decisions.
Bush, however, argued that
while an organization accepting
federal support could not refuse
'to help people based on their re-

ligion, it should be able to take
religion into account when hir-
ing and firing employees,
Many religious organizations
- particularly conservative
ones hailed the overall initia-
tive and continue to support it.
"We will do whatever we can
to. make sure this stays," said
Michele Combs, spokeswoman
for the Christian Coalition, say-
ing charitable organizations

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Julie Pace

NEW YORK -President
Barack Obama praised New
York state lawmakers who were
debating landmark legislation
recently to legalize gay mar-
riage, saying that's what de-
mocracy's all about. But as ex-
pected, the president stopped
short of embracing same-sex-
marriage himself, instead: ask-
ing gay and lesbian donot-s for
"I believe that gay couples
deserve the same legal rights
as every other couple in this
country," he said at a Manhat-
tan fundraiser, his first geared
specifically to the gay commu-
nity. Coincidentally, -the long-
planned event occurred just
as lawmakers in Albany were
debating legislation that would
make New York the sixth and by
far the largest state to legalize

gThmt sea/e to spotlight the
president's own views on same-
sex marriage, a sore point with
gay supporters who've other-
wise warmed to Obama. The
president has said his views are
"evolving," but for now he sup-
ports civil unions, not same-sex

gies to this campaign one more
time, I promise you we will write
another chapter in that story .
. I'll be standing there, right
there with you."
If Obama were to endorse gay
marriage, it would give a jolt of
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In spite of the fact, U.S. President, Barack Obama, often
panders to the gay community, leading them to believe he
will make same sex marriage national law, he has made a very
decisive and detrimental move against them in court.
"Traditionally marriage has Obama also has won favor by
been decided by the states and instructing the Justice Depart-
right now I understand there's ment to stop defending in court
a little debate going on here in a law defining marriage as be-
New York," he said to laughter, tween a man and a woman.
New York's lawmakers, he said, In a direct appeal for votes,
are "doing exactly what democ- Obama said: "With your help, if
racies are supposed to do." you keep up the fight, if you will


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"I think at times the older
generation isn't explaining to
them what God has brought
them so the younger genera-
tion feels as if [their elders]
can't teach them," Jackson
Meanwhile, John John-
son, who attended Friday's
ser-vice, believes consistent
interaction between the gen-
erations are necessary.
Kids attention spans are so

short that grown ups can't
just preach to them once.
But if adults develop long
term relationships and have
multiple sessions to talk with
them, then the youth will be-
gin to understand and learn
better values, said Johnson,
a retired corrections officer.
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what you have been told about
yourself. Has your life paral-
lel itself with these hurtful,
negative statements thrown
your way? None of us
can control what some-
one says about us. But
we can control how we
allow those words to
affect us. Countless
times in God's word,
he tells us that he loves
Sus. Over and over he
tells us that we are pre-
cious to him. Scripture after
scripture proclaims his agape
love for us. Jesus' love is agape
love. tAgape love does not come
and go with the season. Agape

love does not stop loving when
it is disappointed, hurt, or an-
gry. Agape love is not retract-
ed because someone better or
cuter or richer has come on
the scene. Agape love is Jesus
love. Agape love never quits.
I know some people who have
a mantra something -that
they say often. This mantra
builds them up and encour-
ages them. Have you consid-
ered John 3:16 as your man-
tra? Tell yourself every day
and all throughout the day
that Jesus loves you. Super
love makes us super people.
When you know that you are
truly loved for you it makes

you feel that you can do the
impossible. And according to
the word Philippians 4:13 -
we can do ALL things through
Jesus Christ.
Please allow me to leave.you
writh a passage of scripture
that you should keep close to
your heart whether you have
self-esteem issues or feel un-
loved or not Philippians
4:8. Paul reminds us of how we
should think. Our thoughts
are reflected by our actions. If
you are what you think, then
think of yourself as loved by-
God loves youl God loves
you! He really loves you!

one tells me. My family said
that I am just like my father,
and he is in prison for life, so I
will never be anything worth-
while either." Even
years later, when I
think of what that
young man said, I
can still declare that
is one of the saddest,
most heart wrench-
ing statements that .
I have ever heard in --
my entire life.
Perhaps some of you read-
ers have also been told that
you are worthless, no good,
sorry, ugly, or -stupid. Sadly,
too, maybe some of you believe

What do you believe? I know
this may seem to be an odd
question to begin a 'conver-
sation but surely you have
heard that as you believe, so
are you. Wait! The Bible says
that in Proverbs 23:7. So
many lives have been shaped
and decisions made based on
what a person believes about

him or herself. A teenaged in-
mate once told me that even
when he was released from
prison, he did not believe that
he would ever accomplish
anything productive or posi-
tive in his life. When I asked
him why he believed that, he
replied frankly and calmly,
"Because that's what every-

ev;eryone to thier Family and
Friends Service on Sunday at
11:30 a.m.

I: Christian Cathedral
Church prese~nts Frida)
Illorning G~lory,. 10 aI.m. 12
noon and is also hosting a
Christmas mn Jul raffle 305-

SZion Hope MVissionary
Baptist Church Is hosting an
Ecumenical Prat er Walk on
July~ 8 at 3 p m. to decrease
community violencee. The wa;lk
ulll end at the Peace Park at
5:45 p.m. 786-541-36j87. 305-

SHouse of Bethlehem, a
Place of Bread Milnistry mr-
\Ites y'ou to an~ Ordination
Service on July 10 at 4 p.m.

I Mt. Sinal M~issionary
Baptist Church invites youth
to attend their Vacation Bible
School Juine 27 July 1, 9
a.mn. 12 p.m. 305-7i51- 5846

SNew Beginning Church
of Deliverance of all Nations
invites you to Wednesday
night Bible Stutdy at 7 pm.
and a M'ovie Night for Chil-
dren on Friday.

HNew Life Family Worship
Center hosts a Bible Study
ceter Wednesday at 7 p.m.

SThdr Youth In Action
Group inistes you to their
ISaturday Night Live Totally
Radical Youth Experience" e-
ery Saturday, 10 p.m. mid-
nigh t. 56 1-929 15 18.

SRedemption MVissionary
Baptist Church holds a Fish
Dinner every Friday and Sat-
urday; a Noon Day Prayer Ser.
vlce every Saturday; and in-
troduction Computer Classes
every Tuesday and Thursday

at 11 a.m. a~nd 4 p.m. Re~ver-
end Willie M~cCrae, 305-77i0-
7064 or Mother Annie Chap-
man, 7836-312-4260.

A 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.

C~umrch N~otes (faith/family
calendars: Submit all events by
Monday, 2 p.m. phone: 305-
694-6216; j'ax: 305- 753-5770;
e-mail. khteard~imiamitimeson-

gust 7 at 3:30 p.m.; and at
11 a~m. and 3:30 p~m. on Au-.
gust 14. -

SRunning for Jesus Out-
reach Youth MVinistries mn-
vites the community to their
Jubilee Praise and Rap Gospel
Celebration on July 23 at 7:30
p.m. 786j-704-5216, 954-213-

SEmmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church welcomes

SThe Faith Church, Inc.
invites you to their service on
Sundays at 11 a.m. and their
MTIA outreach service thfat
provides free hot meals, dry
goods and free clothes. Visit
www~,.faithchurch4vou.com or
call 305-688-8541.

SMt. Olivette Baptist
Church wvil honor their pas-
tor's 32 years of sernlce with
services on July 3 at 3:30
p.m.; Jul 10 at 3 p.m.; Au-

By John Blake

"Who am I to judge?" "That's
between him and God." "God
has already forgiven him."
When a church is hit by a
pastor's scandal, parishioners
face a choice: Remain at the
house or worship or move on.
Those that stay often cite the
reasons above God has al-
ready forgiven the pastor so
why shouldn't I?
That's the kind of thinking
that annoyed a Missouri semi-
nary professor so much that he
wrote a blistering open letter in
the onl~ine magazine Religion
Dispatches last week attacking
its rationale. Lerone A. Marti,
an assistant professor of Amer-
ican religious history at Eden
Theological Seminary in St.
Louis, wrote that church folks

and vowed to fight the lawsuits.
He recently reached a confiden-
tial settlement out of the court
with the lawyer for the men.
Though nothing was ever prov-
en in court, attendance has de-
clined at Long's New Birth Mis-
sionary Baptist Church.
Martin injected himself into
the Long story after watching
a video that's been rocketing
across the web. In the YouTube
video, an Atlanta pastor de-
fends Long and tells New Birth
members they should stick by
their pastor.
Creflo Dollar, senior pas-
tor of World Changers Church
Interridtional in suburban A~t-
lanta, told his congregation
that people expect forgiveness
but don't extend it to preach-
ers who experience their own
Please turn to PASTOR 19B

cotninued from 12B

Now in addition to a Trustee
Ministry and Deacons Ministry,
the church offers .several more
including a Men's Ministry, a
Women's Ministry, a Couples'
Ministry, as well as an Insight
Ministry, to address various
addictions such as drugs,
shopping and food.
The church's congregation
has grown to be comprised. of
an estimated active 200 mem
In order to relate to his con
gregation, Thompson makes
sure to stay accessible, allow-
ing anyone to contact him.

Throughout his more than a
decade of serving as New Har-
vest MBC's pastor, Thompson
has noticed that most of his
sermons follow a pattern.
"I preaclufaith and hope," he
The married father of three
loves sports and sometimes
find athletic analogies ap-
pearing in his advice while
telling congregants that "you
can make it, I don't care what
the scoreboard says, you can
New Harvest Missionary
Baptist Church will be hosting
its annual Men and Women's
Conference during the third
week of July.

How long should people "remember" Bishop Eddie Long's
al~le ed sexual misconduct?
who stick by unrepentant pas- pastor of an Atlanta mega-
tors have a lot to learn about church, was sued last year by
forgiveness and accountability. four young men who claimed
What set Martin off was the he pressured them into sexual
latest entry in the Bishop Ed- relationships.
die Long saga. Long, senior Long denied any wrongdoing

continued from 12B

"You have to love who you are
first and foremost. If you love
who you are, you will take bet-
ter care of [your body.] What
you put inside of it is going to
be better," explained Byrd, wvho
is currently studying to receive
her wellness certification.
To help participants sus-
tain and even develop a more
positive self-image, Byrd ends
classes with prayer and affir-

"Every class that I-have, I end
with tlhe affirmations e 1soae God

Sessions of Gospel Dance Fit-
ness class will be held on Mon-
days at 7 p.m. beginning on
July 11 at Art Serve, 1350 E.
Sunrise Boulevard in Ft. Lau-
derdale. Also, classes are held
at the Bethany Seventh Day
Adventist C~hurch Community
Center every first Sunday at 9
a.m. Classes cost $3 in advance
and $5 at the door. For more in-
formation, visit www.facebook.

BV Stephanie Samuel

There is a secret inside many
churches. According to re-
searchers Scott Thumma and
Warren ,Bird, most churches
- mega-sized and small, black
and white are actually run by
20 percent of the congregation.
The other 80 percent, they say,
tend to act like spectators: they
are minirizally involved and at-
tend infrequently or not at all.
Though many churches are

Struggling to boost attendance
and participation, Thumma
states, pastors and church
leaders rarely address the is-
"So many pastors that I've
talked to recognize the problem,
don't know what to do about
it and then instead of trying
to tackle it, they kind of put it
aside," described Thumma.
He and Bird traveled to 12
different churches, interviewing
congregants to learn why some

are involved in church ministry
and others are not. Thumma
said they found that "almost all
congregations were operating
below their potential because
they (the churches) weren't
finding ways to invigorate and
keep their own membership in-
terested, involved and commit-
In the book The Other 80 Per-
cent, the researchers use their
findings to help church leaders
find the root of the problem.

Pastors, Thumma says, put
too much of their ministries' fo-
cus on bringing new people in
to the church.
"If you're not thinking about
hospitality at the front door as
well as at the back door, they
(members) will all just flow
through, aird that's not what
God is calling the church to do,"
he states.
The book calls on pastors to
pay greater attention to the 80
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continued from 12B

left calling on his faith,
"[I] just hope that with rever-
ent prayer that it will start to
change things," he explairied.
So, Hallman is calling for all
churches representing various
denominations to participate
in an Ecumenical Prayer Walk
through the [inner city/Liber-
ty City] that will the walk will
end at the Sherdavia Jenkins
Peace Park at the corner of
NW 62nd Str st and NWnli2th

year-old girl who was killed by
a stray bullet in 2006.
According to Hallman, the

prayer walk is just as much
about sharing the gospel as
it is about churches making
their presence felt within local
"I'm hoping that [people]
will see that the churches are
playing an active part in the
community," said Hallman,
who is also a teacher at Lillie
C. Park Elementary School,
the school which Jenkins at-
tended before her death.
So far, several churches
and community organizations
have agreed op~artic paet n-

Team One Stop Walk, 100
Coalition, African Cultural
Arts Center's Youth Depart-

ment and the Scott Project
One of the churches that
have confirmed that they will
be participating is Project
Hope Outreach Ministries,
an after-school and summer
camp created for local chil-
dren in pre-kindergarten to
seventh. grade. The program
provides tutoring in subjects
such as math, science and
FCAT preparation.
According to Reverend An-
thony Dawkins, pastor of the
Projeczti Hopea Minist ies,s m-

over sports, will help youth
choose not to participate in
criminal activity such as

drugs and violence.
During the Ecumenical
Prayer Walk, participating
community and church mem-
bers will be divided into three
separate groups that will be-
gin walking from separate
locations northbound on
NW 54th Street and NW 12th
Avenue; eastbound from NW
62nd Street and NW 17th Av-
enue; and southbound from
NW.71st Street and NW 12th
Avenue. The walk is sched-
uled to begin at 5 p.m. and
en~do at545 pmromin out 8
the Ecumenical Prayer Walk,
call 786-541-3687 or 305-

continued from 13B

the politically cautious White
House might still hope to wm
over for Obama's re-election
Obama has indicated sup-
port in the past for states al-
lowing gay people to marry. As
a presidential candidate, he
went so far as to congratulate
gay couples in California who
married during the short period
When gay marriage was legal in
that state before voters shut it
down. .
The president also signed
a questionnaire in 1996 as a

candidate for Illinois state Sen-
ate saying he supported gay
marriage, something the White
House hasn't fully explained.
Even as the president de-
liberates, public sentiment is
marching decisively in the di-
rection of supporting gay mar-
riage. Depending on the poll,
people are now about evenly
split or narrowly in favor.
"There's been a noticeable
shift the last couple of years,"
said Carroll Doherty, associate
director of the Pew Research
Center for the People 8t the

Press. In March, the center
found that 45 percent of those
surveyed favored gay mar-
riage and 46 percent opposed
it. That was the first time that
the survey found an essentially
even split instead of majority
It's something the president
has noted, telling liberal blog-
gers in October that "it's pretty
clear where the trend lines are
The question is when, how
and if the president goes there

enthusiasm to his liberal
base and perhaps unlock addi-
tional fundraising dollars from
the well-heeled gay community.
It's not clear it would get him
too many additional votes in
2012 though, because the Re
publican field's general opposi
tion to gay rights gives activists
no alternative to Obama.
At the same time, support-
ing gay marriage could alien-
ate some religious voters that


Jesus rea ly loves you

WVhen does a pastor deserve forgiveness?

New Harvest offers various ministries

Study: 8 o per cent of congregation mnactive



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SuI -nmmr t ime 1s here and chilldren aill o\er
thre ait, are being kept bu'l, Recen-tly, New
Cove.nant Presbi terianr of Tropical Flor~ida
held Its annual Vacatlon Bible School I\'BSI
program The program wras h-eld from Juine
1.3th to the I th-.
"This programisi Is i vital because we
mus~it pro; ide a spiritual fouj~ndation fo~r oir
ch-ilidren 3o the\ can g- rown up and make
spriritual and moral decistons."' iaid Son-,-a
~a rdnt-er, C h r is t ia edu~c at ion dli r~ector a nd
V'BS director said. "Our program centers
around making a choice to be spiritual,
euided bi Jesuis Christ. w\hlch Is the foun-
dation It promotes a better understanding
o-f the. Bible and encourages our children to
seek a better understanding about I~fe and
the bible."
Gardner became inv'ol\-ed with V'BS when
she was a child an~d continued to lend her
service w\ith children as she became an
adult. This y-ear's theme wras called Jesus
Truth Seekers. The wreek-lon~g event had a

t Lrn outr of chI id ren ra nginp fro~m elemen-
tar',. school to high school. Each day,. par-
t Icipants it-ere engaged w\ith dally son-gs.
pre-sen-tat ion s. I nte rac ti\e c la sses. arts a nd
craft~s and the da: ended w~ith a holt lun~ch.
Henry. A~lesander, a 15-\ear-old Mliami~
No~rthwvestern student. \\ho attended V'BS
said he enjo:.ed the experience
H'e5' learned about Herro~n and a lot of oth-
e-r things. It wias just fun." he sa id "It wras a
realli- goodr experience The best part for me
w~as the w~as the theme song w~e sang."
Alexander. w~ho also attenids Newi~ Co\'-
enant. has eon~e to V'BS all his l~ie.
Skl Ingraharn. a nine-!ear-old Rivetrside
Elementary School student. wiho also at-
tended V'BS said she learned a lot from the
key messages in her class
"I learned howr to forgive others just hrke
~Jesus forgives us," she said.. :-
The program wras ope ti b
all walks of lfife? 4

Bright. New Covenant's'. 8'pi~~,f
place serving the community for over .

the climate schools
"I Just finished my! second lear
writh City Yrear Mliamni. the first ;ear
1 w~as a c~ore memberr" said Betha n\
Copeland. a 25-\ear-old Cits Year
qradu~ate. "This past lear for 2010-
2011. I wias a senior core miember. I
led a team of se\en other core miem-
bers. Cit Yerar has had a profound '
impact on me Just as far as leader-
hip deveclopment. I came here after
graduating college. so I did have a lot
of experi~nc~e under m!- belt, but the
o-ppo~rtunitiess 11e had with C'its- Year

I nc red bible "
The literacy Intervention allows
corps members to provide small
group literacy tutoring throughout
the school day for students who
are not at grade-level. The behavior
initiative focuses on the students
who have a history of behavior issues
at the school. Corps members work
with these students during lunch
through the Lunch Buddies mentor-
ing program.
"City Year Miami is not only de-
veloping young adults to be lifelong
leaders in our community, we are
also working with children to ensure
that they have access to a quality
public education," Bohorques said.

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Recen-tlly g~raduates In Aliami cel-
ebrate 1-10,000~llrI: hou rs of~ com mujn Ity ~
ser\ie In total. 82::-oung leaders of
Cit', Year Mi~ami celebratedl their hours
of services helping stuidents staid In
school and on track tow~ards graduia-
tion ThF cercrmon:i \ Dade Colle~ge W~olso~n Cam-pus Each
Cit! Year c~orpss member has seri.ed
o\er 1.;j -00(, hor n under-performlng
schools this ,e~ar

ships for Citi Year Altamsi. I h-a\e the
distinct honor of wtorkilng with oir
school district, school partners and
corps members to ensure that we are
providing the best service possible for
the children in our community," said
Vivianne Bohorques, director of school
The 82 City Year Miami corps
members are among 1,750 City Year
corps members who graduated in 20
locations across the U.S. The service
model that City Year corps members
provide is called Whole School, Whole
Child. They come together in teams
of eight-12 to provide whole school
support: by working with school ad-
ministrators and teachers to improve


BV Randy Grice

the the college graduates this is like a
prayer asking God to bring them suc-
cess in their daily lives."
Students interested in being award-
ed had to apply for the' scholarship in
March. Then a committee evaluated
the information submitted from the
graduates. Based on their numeri_
cal ranking after the committees re-
view they are rewarded first, second
or third place. This year only two
students applied and only two stu-
dents were, awarded funds from the
church. The two students recognized
with scholarships from the church
this year were Dominic A. Anthony,
a Miramar High School graduate and
Marques Charles Bayas, an Ever-
glades High School graduate. Bayas,
who received the first place scholar-
ship was awarded $1,500.00. Antho-
ny, who came in second, was awarded
"I felt blessed and I felt very grate-
ful. I am very appreciative of church


High School Graduates
Columbus Senior High School
Miramar High School
Evergiades High School
Spruce Creek High School
Miami Central Senior High School
Miami Northwestern Senior High School
Miami Northwestern Senior High School ~
Miami Northwestern Senior High School

College and university graduates
Temple State

Emory University

Graduates are being congratulated
all over and church is no exception.
The Church of the Incarnation re-
cently held its baccalaureate service
to honor its members that have either
graduated high school or college for
the year of 2011. In total, 10 students
were recognized, eight high school
graduates and two college graduates.
Each year since 2000, the church
has awarded scholarships to their
parishioners who have graduated
high school.
"We want the to know how im-
portant graduation is," said Diane
Dyes Paschal, scholarship commit-
tee member. "We want them to leave
knowing that they have the full sup-
port of the congregation, this is like a
blessing for their next endeavor. The
entire congregation comes together.
We send up prayers for them. And for


family for giving me that gift," Bayas
said about receiving a scholarship. "It
feels really good to know that every-
body appreciates my work and every-
thing that I do for the church."

Bayas is now attending Florida At-
lantic University (FAU). This year's
keynote speaker was Dr. Henry Lew-
is, III, president of Florida Memorial
University (FMU).




VBS students pose with their banner before class.

City Year Miami

holds graduation


Graduates get recognized by City Year staff for their accomplishments.

Church recognizes grads

I~ ~ s_: ~
-Photo by Marvin Ellis
Scholarship recipients Dominic Anthony, Miramar High School gradu-
ate and Marques Bayas with Diane Dyes Paschal, scholarship committee.

Pastors' wives receive counselling with new ministry

Explaining the risks of breast cancer by the numbers


"I just want to be a normal
person. I'm leaving my hus-
band and the church because
I don't want to be in ministry
anymore. I want to be a normal
person and go to church and
not have to be expected to do
all the things I did before."
These quoted words are by a
former pastor's wife counseled
by Trudy M. Johnson, MA, Li-
censed Marriage and Family
Therapist in the State of Colo-
rado. Starting her sixth year at
a Christian counseling agency,
Ms. Johnson is involved in both
marriage and individual thera
py to pastors and their wives.
Johnson will use her knowl-
edge and experience counseling
women in crisis to help wives
of pastors and women minis-
try leaders in her new minis-
try that began June 19, 2011
called A'nesis Retreat (an-NEE-
sis). A'nesis is a Greek word
that means "comfort for the

afflicted, relaxation brought
about by a source other than
oneself, a liberating rest."
She offers both a group re-
treat format and also individual
brief intensive counseling Sab-
batical opportunities for pas-
tors' wives and women ministry
leaders. The retreat Sabbati-
cals are located at a new facil-
ity for ministry leaders in the
heart of the Rocky Mountains
called "Sanctuary." A'nesis Re-
treats'" are listed as a Focus
on the Family Pastoral Care
The one consistency Trudy
sees in her work with pastors'
wives is their high rate of de-
pression. Johnson states that
part of the reason~ for the de-
pression is that pastors' wives
are so visible publically, yet
they are rarely known on the
heart level.
Johnson has collected her
own data from testing while

working with wives of pastors
in the intensive counseling
through her private practice.
These tests reveal a combined
average score of 89% on the de-
pressive scale and 85% on the
levels of hostility. Basically,
many pastors' wives voice a lot
of frustration over their inabil-
ity to "be real."
With over 45 percent admit-
ting they have no close friends,
it shouldn't be surprising that
wives of pastors deal with a
lot of anger, probably most of
which is internalized, which
accounts for their very high
levels of depression.
A'nesis Retreats are for three
women at a time and are offered
every third week of the month
throughout the year. Individual
counseling Sabbaticals are of-
fered on a case-by-case basis
for one or two weeks at a time.
Go to www.adnesisretreats.com
for more information.

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By Eryn Sun

Are churches becoming
more and more like fast food
restaurants today?
Megachurch pastor Brady
Boyd asks readers the tough
question that has plagued
many pastors and congrega-
tions alike, touching upon a
rather sensitive subject for
most religious leaders,
"Have we, as American pas-
tors, given up our calling as
shepherds and unknowingly
become fast food entrepre-
neurs who are building a re-
ligious business and not a
church?" the Colorado pastor
posed on his blog.
Witnessing the ever-growing
trend for pastors to be focused
primarily on the numbers -
number. of people attending
their church Boyd desired
to shift the internal conver-
sations happening among
leaders and spark some hon-
est debate on' the' subject of
church marketing and mass
numbers .
"Church is not a product to
be consumed like a ~gym mem-
bership, but rather a holy
gathering of sinners who are
becoming saints because of
grace," he penned. "We want
to be what Eugene Peterson
calls 'a company of pastors'
and not a company of shop-

In efforts to refocus church
leadership, Boyd outlined
three key questions, supplied
with his own answers, to eval-
uate the state of the church:
Is it wrong to use marketing
for our church? What do we
really want? And do we re-
ally know the stories of our
While the gathering of people
was not in any way damaging
or misguided, the former Eng-
lish teacher wondered if lead-
ers were only focusing on the
number of attendees, rather
than the growth of existing
What is it that leaders really
want, he asked.
"I know what most church
leaders would tell me if I asked
this question. They would say
they want to make disciples,
reach the lost, and help the
hurting. And they probably
do. But what I hear leaders
talk about most are atten-
d~nce numbers and because
our mouth always betrays our
hearts, I suspect we have fo-
cused too much on how many
are attending rather than how
many are growing.
Boyd stated that his church
in particular, which was for-
merly led by the Ted Haggard,
stopped focusing on overall
weekend attendance numbers
about 18 months ago.
The result? "A liberating re-

.... . ,. ---- j.,*., (J .

W~hy Christians divor ce

By Chuck Colson

An essay by the late Shel-
don Vanauken helps answer
the question of why Chris-
tians divorce and reminds
us that such temptations
are all too common.
Vanauken, best known as
the author of the powerful
love story entitled ''A Severe
Mercy", also published a
collection of essays called
"Under the Mercy," which
explores these feelings.
In one essay called "The
Loves," Vanauken de-
scribes how a Christian
friend named John shocked
him by announcing that
he was leaving his wife to
marry another woman.
John explained his sudden
change of heart by saying,
"It seemed so good, so right.
Th ts wlhetnh wnew we~e

belonged together."
As Vanauken explains,
John was "invoking a higher
law: the feeling of goodness
and rightness. A feeling
so powerful that it swept
away .. whatever guilt [he]
would otherwise have felt"
for what he was doing to his
Sadly, many people love
their spouse not as a per-
son, but as someone who
evokes certain feelings.
Their wedding vow was not
so much to the person as
to that feeling. So when
such people fall in love with
someone else, they just
transfer that vow to the
other person. And why not?
says Vanauken, "If vows are
nothing but feelings?"
Vanauken dubs these
thrilling emotions "The
Sanction of Eros." When
John spoke of the good-
ness of his new love, "the
sacred approval [he said he]
felt could not possibly have

come from [God,] whose
disapproval of divorce is ex-
plicit in Scripture. It is Eros,
the pagan god of lovers,
who confers this sanction
upon the worshippers at his
Vanauken continues, "The
pronouncement of Eros that
this love is so good and so
right that all betrayals are
justified is simply a lie." But
worst of all, those caught in
its thrall of Eros are con-
vinced their love is differ-
ent, even sacred. They do
not dream, Vanauken says,
"that every other lover has
the same assurance."
Now, can the Eros type of
love this emotional and
physical attachment be a
healthy part of a marriage?
Of course! But Eros is not
the type of love that glues
husbands and wiyes. tagher

love would be Agape love -
the love modeled by Christ's
self-sacrifice on the cross for
His Bride, the Church. Agape
is the love Paul talks about
in Ephesians 5:25, when he
commands husbands to love
their wives as Christ loved
the Church.
Agape seeks to bless the
other person; it is totally
self-giving. Eros, especially
outside of marriage, seeks
Only to use the other. Its
goal is self-gratification. And
that's why pastors have to
work hard to teach engaged
couples about the neces-
sity of understanding Agape
Ivoe. At some point, Eros will
almost certainly beckon with
an exciting new love and
the feelings of rightness,
and even sacredness, may
be overwhelming.
Couples need to know that
only when Christ and Agape
love are at the heart of their
marriage can they withstand
these temptations.

lease from the temptation to
compare [themselves] to other
churches and a freedom from
the impulse to perform solely
for numbers sake."
To the 44-year-old pastor,
how many members were
thriving was much more im-
portant than how many were
"In a neighborhood restau-
rant, there are lingering un-
hurried conversations about
stories," he shared. "In a fast
food restaurant, there is a

hurry to get to the next cus-
tomer with short blurbs of dis-
cussions about a numbered
meal on a well-organized wall
While Boyd did believe in
excellence and efficiency,
which fast food restaurants
epitomized, it should not, he
stressed, be at the expense of
relationships and stories.
"We can do both tell stories
and build relationships in an
environment: that is warm and

cotninued from 14B

percent of the congregation who
are lost and uninvolved. To do
that, Thumma recommends
pastors refocus their church
to offer continued spiritual
growth through greater en-
Spiritual engagement, how-
ever, becomes more important
the longer a congregant re-
mains in the church, Thumma
stresses. The top reason given
for decreased participation in
the last two years is faith has
gotten weaker, according to a
cited Parish Inventory Survey.
Yet very few churches have
programs for long-standing
members, he says.

The book recommends
churches first correct this er-
ror by forming a listening team.
The goal of the team is to con-

uncover the external social
and cultural dynamics in their
communities hampering mem-
bers' church involvement. The
team may learn that a Sun-
day morning sports league
is keeping church youth and
their parents from service. The
learning team can also discov-
er new areas for ministry such
as a food assistance program
to reach a low-income commu-
Once both groups have fin-
ished collecting information,
Thumma says, "Each church
needs to contemplate their
own context and come up with
their own strategy based on
what God wants for their con-
Thumma says that pastors
will not be able to get 100
percent of their congregation
involved all the time, but pas-
tors are called to care for every
member of their flock, not just
the active 20 percent.

duct individual interviews with
members to find out how they
want and need to be nurtured
When authors Thumma and
Bird employed this approach
to write The Other 80 Percent,

inactive congregants shared
that issues such as no close
friendship, and a lack of adult
classes led to their decreased
role in the church,
Second, churches are urged
to create a learning team to

By the National Cancer Institute

that is large and general enough to
be considered "average" and tells
you how many of them got the disease
you are talking about. Many statis-
tics use percentages, which means a
fractional piece of 100 100 percent
of something always means all of
it. So if you went to lunch with nine
friends, and only three of you had
wine, that would be 30 percent. The
incidence of breast cancer in Black
women in a recent-year was 126 in
100,000, which means that far fewer
than one percent of all Black women
got breast cancer in that year. For
2011, this translates to an estimated

26,840 new cases in the U.S.
But what is the chance that you
will get breast cancer? What about
your own personal risk?
If breast cancer runs in your fam-
ily, your risk will be higher than that
of someone who is your same age,
if that woman doesn't have close
relatives with the disease. This is
because family members share im-
portant genes and they also tend to
live in similar environments. Other
personal risk factors, such as your
weight, alcohol use and use of hor-
mone therapy for menopause, can
also affect your risk.

When you think of your risk of de-
veloping breast cancer over the next
one year from age 40 through age
70, the numbers are much smaller,
though they do increase each year.
For age 40, the risk is one in 1040
(one-tenth of one percent). For age
50, risk is one in 519 (one-fifth of
one percent). For age 60, risk is one
in 343 (three-tenths of one percent).
The numbers can be confusing,
and you have a right to understand
what professionals may be telling
you about your health. So don't hes-
itate to ask them to explain until you
really get the message.

Researchers looking back over
years of data found that one in 10
Black women will develop some form
of breast cancer in their lifetime.
Thus, if you forget about the other
risk factors .mentioned in the last
paragraph, your lifetime personal
risk is 10 percent.
But, this number doesn't tell you
what your own risk might be because
you cannot forget about all of those
other factors that raise or lower your
risk. But, if you include only your
age (with all other personal charac-
teristics averaged out), Ithere are ac-
curate statistics to consider.

Sometimes it can be difficult to
understand people talking about
cancer, especially doctors, scientists
and reporters. Part of the reason is
because they use so many numbers
and statistics without explaining ex-
actly what they mean. For example,
many of the numbers you will see
or hear about Black women's risk of
breast cancer are a statistic known
as incidence. This is a general num-
ber that tells you what is happening
out in the world right now. It looks
at a group of living people a group


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Reverend Brady Boyd wonders what's the difference be-
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'ease energy
.American Dietetic A~ssociation, recommends
eating five mini-meals a day 'Tw\o snacks, mid-
morning and mid-afternoon, are vitall" he says,
and be sure to meclude protein, good fats and
complex carbohydrates, such as wrhole-grain
foods, which break down slowly and provide
steady energy. His snack suggestions Include
whole-grain crackers and low-fat cheese, celery~
and natural peanut butter, hummus and baby
car~rots. or fruit witch Greek yogurt, which White
say's is more protein-packed than conventiog~al
ogurt an~d '.is really a power food.
Energy dnnks, he says. "give you that spike,
but it doesn t w\ork to keep you going during
the wveek. I see a lot of people spike up and
crash hard Other tips: Get enough sleep and
drink lots of Ruids, Whitre sa!s. "The biggest
thmng is being hydrated twvo percent to three
percent dehydration can significantly affect
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A newborn's sensitive skin is particularly vulnerable
to sunburn, so parents should be extra cautious.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these
suggestions to prevent sunburn in babies less than six
Avoid sun exposure as much as possible.
Dress baby in a lightweight, long-sleeved top and
long pants.
Put baby in a wide-brimmed hat to shield the face.
If you can't keep baby out of the sun, apply a small
bit of stinscreen to the face and the backs of baby's


When your face throbs or you feel a dull ache,
there are a number of possible causes to consider.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine lists these
Abscessed tooth.
Migraine or a cluster headache.
Facial injury.
Shingles or cold sore infections, both of which
are types of herpes viruses.
Conditions such as sinusitis, sinus infection or
myofascial pain syndrome.
The nerve disorder tic douloureux.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

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predominantly affects women. The most
common sign of appendicitis is pain that
develops around the navel and then shifts
to the lower right abdomen while increasing
in severity. Additional symptoms associated
with appendicitis also may include nausea,
vomiting, loss of appetite, low fever, ,
constipation, diarrhea, abdominal swelling,
and inability to pass gas.
Abdominal pain may worsen after
coughing, walking, sneezing, taking a deep
breath, or experiencing a jarring -rnote-ment.
Lying on one side and pulling the knlees ulp
to, the chest may lessen the pain :oi some
extent. Not everyone experiences the~ same
symptoms or pain location. For example,
young children and pregnant women can
have pain elsewhere. Some patients may
just feel unwell due to an underlying
Medical condition, such as diabetes,
c~anc-r, obcsir,-, HIV infection, or having
received a transplanted organ or undergoing
immulnosulppressive therapy.
Appendic.itis requires immediate medical
alttentiojn. The diagnosis of appendicitis
u~suallly is made following a thorough
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Follow-up study. Participants
were tracked every four years
for 20 years.
They gained an average of
3.35 pounds over four-year
periods and almost 17 pounds
over the two decades, accord-
ing to the study reported in
this week's New England Jour-
nal of Medicine. Findings:
*People who made the most
unhealthful dietary changes
gained nearly four pounds
more in four years than those
who had the healthiest dietary
*People who ate an extra
serving of chips a day gained
an average of 1.7 pounds more
indfoureyears than those who .
*People who drank one more
sugar-sweetened beverage
a day added an extra pound ~
mooedin four years than those
*Other factors that led to
weight gain: decreased physi-
cal activity, increased alcohol
intake, less than six hours
of sleep a night or more than
eight, and increased TV view-
Although counting calories
and watching fat intake have
been emphasized recently, the
new study indicates it may be
better to focus on improving
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BV Anita Manning don't reach for a bowl of ice cream or a caffei n -
ated energy drink. Instead, go for foods that
It's summer a~nd the lI1\ing Is w~ell, a little are packed with nutrients, says author Ellie
sleepy, actually Krieger, a registered dietitian and host of The
T~he kids are home and rambunctious WVork~ Food Nretwrork's Healthy Appetite.
has not sloweld dow~n one bit wihateverr hap- 'Research shows that when we feel sluggish
opened to th-e dog days of summer? Frankly, y~ou and sort of foggy-headed, the foods that can
might be Flagging a little. pull us out, of that are high in protein and low
If you 're looking for a quick pick-me-uip. in concentrated carbohydrates" such as sugar
or w\hlte bread, she says.
Sulgary foos can cause blood sugar to~ spike
bneR;,. then plunge, leaving you tired and
a~r hungry. The goal, Krieger says, is to keep
c~;blood sugar levels even. Eating for ,
Ijti~Bii~.. energy is "eating consistent meals,
.,te- and not huge meals.A lot of People
don't eat all day, then have a big
:u3i meal at night. That's the opposite
,. of eating for energy."
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One of the troubles with HIV .
is that it mutates very rapidly,
so if we can identify regions
where mak~ing.many mutations
simultaneously is difficult for
the virus because it can't func-
tion and survive that way, then
such a region is a good target
to attacking it with immune
pressure via vaccination.

that targeting those groups could
trap the virus. Chakraborty speaks
with us about this, and how ran-
dom-matrix theory factored in to his

One of the most vexing problems in
HIV research is the virus's extreme
mutability. But the researchers foijnd
that there are some HIV sectors, or
groups of amino acids, that rarely
make multiple mutations. Scientists
generally believe that the virus needs
to keep such regions intact. Target-
ing such sectors could trap HIV: If it
mutated, it would disrupt its own in-
ternal machinery and sputter out. If it
didn't mutate, it would lie defenseless
against a drug or vaccine attack.
The study was conducted at the
Ragon Institute, a joint enterprise of


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Iral experiment
patients about one in 300 -- control HIV
taking medication. Their immune systems often
heir main assault at exactly this sector, proving
,rtance as a target.

shouldn't elicit a scattershot attack,
but surgical strikes against sector 3
and similarly low-mutating regions of
"The hypothesis remains to be test-
ed," said Dan Barouch, a Harvard pro-
fessor of medicine and a colleague at
the Ragon institute. He is planning to
do just that, with monkeys. Others,
such as Oxford professor Sir Andrew
McMichael, are also testing it.
The Ragon team's research focused
on one arm of the immune system--
the so-called killer T-cells that attack
other cells HIV has already infected.
Many scientists believe a successful
HIV vaccine will also require antibod-
ies that attack a free-floating virus.
Dr. Chakraborty is teaming up with
Dennis Burton, an HIV antibody ex-
pert at the Scripps Research Institute
in La Jolla, Calif., to apply random
matrix theory to central problems in
antibody-based vaccines.



COrnering a Killer
HIV is an extremely mutable virus, but certain sectors
of HIV rarely undergo multiple mutations. Such sectors
can make good targets for drugs or vaccines because
L they can't mutate enough to escape the attack.


Laboratory, said the study added "an
elegant analytical strategy" to HIV vac-
cine research.
"What would be very cool is if they
could apply it to hepatitis C or other vi-
ruses that are huge pathogens--Ebola
virus, Marburg virus," said Mark Yea-
ger, chair of the physiology department
at the University of Virginia School of
Medicine. "The hope would be there
would be predictive power in this ap-
proach." Drs. Baltimore, Korber and
Yeager weren't involved in the new re-

Massachusetts General Hospital,
the Massachusetts Institute o
Technology and Harvard Uni-
versity. The institute was ^ 1Bl~
founded mn 2009 to convene
diverse groups of scientists
to work on HIV/AIDS and
other diseases.
Two of the study's lead
authors aren't biolo-
gists. Arup Chakraborty
is a professor of chemistry
and chemical engineering at
MIT, though he has worked
on immunology, and 'Vincent
Dahirel is an assistant profes-
sor of chemistry at the Uni-
versit6 Pierre et Marie Curie in
Paris. They collaborated with
Bruce Walker, a longtime HIV re-
searcher who directs the Ragon
Institute. Their work was pub-
lished recently in the Proceedings
eI the National Academy of Sci-
To find the vulnerable sectors in
HIV, Drs. Chakraborty and Dahirel
reached back to a statistical method N
called random matrix theory, which
has also been used to analyze the be-
havior of stocks. While stock market
sectors are already well defined, the
Ragon researchers didn't necessar-
ily know what viral sectors they were
looking for. Moreover, they wanted to
take a fresh look at the virus.
So they defined the sectors purely
mathematically, using random matrix
theory to sift through most of HIV's
genetic code for correlated mutations,
without reference to previously known
functions or structures of HIV. The
segment that could tolerate the fewest
multiple mutations was dubbed sector
3 on an HIV protein kndjwn as Gag.
In an interview with WSJ's Mark
Schoofs, NIAID director Dr. Anthony
Fauci reflects on his thirty years spent
fighting AIDS, and how he believes sci-
ence is at a turning point where it has
the potential to dramatically shrink
the size of the AIDS epidemic across
the globe. .
Previous research by Dr. Yeager and
others had shown that the capsid, or

By Mark Schoofs

Scientists using a powerful math-
ematical tool previously applied to the
stock market have identified an Achil-
les heel in HIV that could be a prime
target for AIDS vaccines or drugs.
The research adds weight to a pro-
vocative hypothesis--that an HIV vac-
cine should avoid a broadside attack
and instead home in on a few targets.
Indeed, there is a rare group of pa-
tients who naturally control HIV with-

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internal shell, of the virus has a hon-
eycomb structure. Part of sector 3, it
turns out, helps form the edges of the
honeycomb. If the honeycomb suffered
too many mutations, it wouldn't inter-
lock, and the capsid would collapse.
For years, Dr. Walker had studied
rare patients, about one in 300, who
control HIV without taking drugs. He
went back to see what part of the virus
these "elite controllers" were attack-
ing with their main immune-system
assault. The most common target was
sector 3. .
Dr. Walker's team found that even
immune systems that fail to con-
trol HIV often attack sector 3, but
they tend to devote only a fraction of
their resources against it, while wast-
ing their main assault on parts of
the virus that easily mutate to evade
the attack. That suggested what the
study's authors consider the paper's
most important hypothesis: A vaccine

Physicists used andom-matrix
theory -a mathematical method
for finding otherwise hidden cor-
relations within groups of data
in the 1990s and early 2000s
to predict stock market volatility.
Arup Chakraborty, a chemistry and
chemical engineering professor at
M IT, is a researcher at the Ragon
Isiue in Massac usets Rgon
and a scientific college used
random-matrix theory to analyze
enzymes, and develop new ways to
treat HIV.
Previously, researchers' largest
foe in HIV research was the virus's
mutability. But Chakraborty found
that some groups of HIV amino
acids rarely make mutations, and

out medication, and these "elite con-
trollers" most often assail the virus at
precisely this vulnerable area.
Scientists have identified an Achil-
les' heel in HIV, the virus that causes
AIDS, with a powerful mathematical
method previously applied to the stock
market, and think the spot could be
a prime target for vaccines or drugs.
Mark Schoofs explains.
"This is a wonderful piece of science,
and it helps us understand why the
elite controllers keep HIV under con-
trol," said Nobel laureate David Balti-
more. B~ette Korber, an expert on HIV
mutation at the Los Alamos National

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*Pureed: Slice in half lengthwise and reshape into a log, wrap in parchment paper, .
roast at 400 degrees until super tender. freeze, then slice and apply to hot corn '
Carefully scoop oult flesh and puree with *
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lemon juice, garlic, tahini, fresh parsley or Charred: Slice in half or quarters (de-
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crackers or right onto a spoon. A tomato dr~y thoroughly. Brush the cut side with olive
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How to handle appendicitis infection i

Foods to boost


continued from 18B

energ.. water, low-caoni
drinks and summer fruits
such as watermelon can
tlipm "dat yu o be at
Dietitian Joy Duboat, also
an ADA spokeswoman, says
exercise is "a natural ener-
gy booster .. it lifts your
mood," she says. "You feel
better and have more en-
And don't forget breakfast.
"A lot of people skip break-
fast or have an energy drink
or coffee in the morning and
think that will do it," she
says. Not so. After a long
night of sleep, "you're going
to be running low and have
got to, refuel. Breakfast in
the morning is critical."
Start the day with whole-
grain cereal or bread, fruit
or eggs, along with a calcium
solirce, such as soy or low-
fat milk, she says. And don't
be afraid to sample unfa-
miliar fruits and vegetables,
especially during summer,
when fresh produce is read-
ily available.

Bad decisions

affect wei ht

continued from 17B

your overall diet, Mozaffar-
lan says.
Some foods, such as nuts
that are high in fat, helped
prevent weight gain in this
study. Other foods that are
generally low in fat, such
as white bread and low-
fiber cereal, contributed to
weight gain,
Other lifestyle factors
count, too: People who in-
creased their physical ac-
tivity gained less weight, he

continued from 17B

bucket of water nearby.
*Do not light fireworks inside or near
dry vegetation,
*Do not pick up a firework that has not
gone off. Do not try to relight it. Douse it
with water and dispose of it.
*Read the directions on fireworks before
setting them off.
*Stand several feet away from lit
*Do not light more than one firework
at a time.
*Do not wear loose-fitting clothing
when lighting fireworks.

Several states have banned the sale
of fireworks to the public, including

Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey,
New York, and Rhode Island. Federal law
prohibits the sale of any firecracker that
has more than 50 milligrams of explosive
powder and any aerial firework with more
than 130 milligrams of flash powder.
In addition to potential personal injury,
fireworks can cause physical damage as
well. Fireworks are associated with ap-
proximately 1,800 structure fires and 700
vehicle fires each year. More fires in the
United States are reported on Indepen-
dence Day than any other day of the year;
fireworks cause half of these fires. For
more information about fireworks safety,
visit the National Fire Protection Associa-
tion website at www.nfpa.org.
For more information about North Shore
Medical Center's Emergency department
please call 305-835-6190 or for a physi-
cian referral please call 1-800-984-3434.

tiny instruments inserted through
several small abdominal incisions.
In general, patients who undergo
laparoscopic surgery require less pain
medication and have a faster recovery:
with less scarring compared to open
There is no effective medical therapy
to treat appendicitis. It is a medical
emergency that requires immediate .
attention. :
A delay in seeking treatment may lead '
to complications such as peritonitis .*
(inflammation of the lining of th'e *
abdomen), a ruptured appendix resulting I
in widespread infection, or even death. .
For more information about :
appendicitis, talk with your doctor or
call 1-800-984-3434 for a free referral to "
a specialist near you.

continued from 17B

examination of the abdomen and review
of symptoms. If there is a question about
the diagnosis, the doctor may order
a blood test to check for a high white
blood cell count, urinalysis to rule out a
urinary tract infection or kidney stone,
or imaging test to find other causes for
the pain,
Treatment usually requires -surgical
removal of the appendix called an
appendectomy. The procedure may be
performed either through an incision or
using a laparoscope.
Conventional surgery requires making
a small cut in the lower right abdomen
to allow access to the appendix. The
laparoscopic procedure involves using





Random-matnix theory could help fight HIV


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Veget able dishes

astronomers \\ill be offi-

Asthis column goes to print,
melr solstice. wchen the sun
is 11ighest in the sky,. blessing us mere
mortals w\ith the longest dal. of the ear.
Beneath our feet. the soil is w\arm and
pregnant. For the next three months,
the earth is bursting at the seams (in a
good way), and for a short stint, life is
positively delicious.
I am rerfinded of a conversation I had
a few years back with my meat-loving
friend Jim, who said that hands down,
summer is the easiest time of the year
to be a vegetarian. At the very least, it's
a snap to make more room for gilants on
the plate. To get this plant party started,
I've put together a crib sheet with some
of my favorite quick kitchen tricks to
seize the day and do a dance with a zuc-
chini. And an eggplant ... Happy sum-
mer solstice!

Six veggies,

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Snap beans
*Roasted: At 400 degrees, or grill in a
veg baskel. unti l Frki tender, thenl dr ess with
your iavorrite viniaigrette and frinishi with
*Seasoned: Quickl(y parboil I(aka blanich).
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a Lablcsp~ool or twoj ofyour favorite higi-
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t-indel andr slightly charred, season withl any
or all Of the iolloningy. sall, lemrno Zest, chill
flakes and torni mintl leaves.

*Sail away in a boat: Slice in half
lengthwise, scoop out some of the flesh
and mix with your favorite herbs, chopped
tomatoes, onions, garlic, bread crumbs.
Roast oiled boats in a 350-degree oven for
20 minutes, then fill with stuffing and roast
till forke tender.
*Grate, baby, grate: Grated zucchini can
be quickly sauteed and seasoned with leafy
herbs and walnuts, then thrown into rice or
short pasta, formed into patties with an egg
and bread crumb binder, or added to coffee
cake batter. Whatever you decide, remem-
ber to squeeze out the water!

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ing demographics as a sign that
men want to take on the job of
primary parenting, and can do
it as well as the partners who
gave birth to their children.
Community organizers here
say they have been fighting a
"culture of fatherlessness" for
decades, but are now also be-
ing called upon to make space
for custodial dads at support
groups and service centers,
"Programs are having to learn
how to make the dads feel wel-
come," said Tracy Ward, who
helps run the Supporting Fa-
ther Involvement Project in
Richmond and Concord. "It's
been a culture shift for a lot of

Razvan Barna, of Antioch,
Calif., has learned to fit into
lavender-walled, female-staffed

ent when his wife walked away
from the family three years ago.
Barna felt he had nowhere to
turn. He decided to "check out"
and spend all day with his two
preschool-age sons.
Josh Rose, director of Family
Works Community Counseling
in Richmond, says Barna's re-
action is not uncommon. Men
faced with the task of raising
a family can feel overwhelmed
and lonely, yet unable to turn
to others for help for fear of be-
ing labeled unmanly, he said.
Barna says he found himself
without a peer group. Men in
his world just didn't raise chil-
dren by themselves.
Like all single parents, solo
dads tend to be less well-off
than their partnered counter-
parts. Experts speculate that
they may also be reluctant to
go after child support because
they fear that if the mother

steps in, she'll regain custody.

Even when money is not
tight, the scripted, jam-packed
schedule of a single father can
be daunting.
Eric Reynolds, of Oakland,
Calif., found that he had to
switch careers after winning
sole custody of his three chil-
dren in 2005. No longer able
to tour the world as a DJ, he
turned his tech skills to com-
puter programming.
nIt was difficult pulling away
from the music world," Reyn-
olds, 42, said. "But you have to
look at what's more important
- your career or your children."
Reynolds founded the group
Single Parents Rock! to guide
other men through the some-
times fraught transition to sin-
gle fatherhood.

By Hannah Dreier

Single dads are becoming a
fast-growing demographic.
While women still far out-
number men as heads of single-
parent households, experts say
families and courts increasingly
acknowledge that sometimes
the best place for children is
with their fathers.
According to Hans Johnson,
of the Public Policy Institute of
California, "Today, fathers are
expected to take on more child-
rearing responsibilities than
they were 30 years ago."
A 2006 survey found that 22
percent of American Academy
of Matrimonial Lawyers mem-
bers are seeing a rise in cases
in which a father wins sole
custody, while none are seeing
an increase in mothers getting
Fathers groups cite the chang-

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

choosing to become

Hosanna communityy
Blaptist (hurch
2171 N.W. 56th Street

Liberty lity (hurch
of Christ
1263 N.W. 67th Street


p Order of ervlres

Alntoch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W4. 46th Street

93rd Streel
Missionary ~
2330 N.W.

their children's lives.
family services offices. His ad-
vice: bring your own reading
materials and be prepared for
"You go to get benefits, they

look at you funny," he said,
"The first thing they ask you:
'Where's mom?' You gotta be
prepared for that."
But things were very differ-

.* 7

Rev. Dr. Emanuel Harris, Jr.


BIShop Harris

D Emn enel Hri Jr.e to tehe
Saturmanu July 2 at Sw t
Home M.B. Church. Spon
scored by Ambassador for Christ
Churches Worldwide, Inc.

Jordon Grove Missiaonry
Baptist Church
5946 N.W. 12th Avenue

July 2nd marks two years
since Bishop Isaiah Sim-
meon Williams, Jr. was re-
ceived home.
In reflection, his wife,
Dr. Gloria W~illiams, says
the emotional transition has
been the toughest part to
"The work has not been
challenging, as I have always
been active aind involved; we
were a team and I am ada-
mant about seeing the vi-
sion that the Lord placed in
his heart continue".
She went on to say "We
don t have all thec answers

in our faith through scrip-
tures like Isaiah 57:1 and 2
Corinthians 5:7.
Bishop Isaiah invested a

bitions and aspirations for
its growth, with a desire to
make everything he touched
great. With such an effer-
vescent personality and cha-
risma, he found favor with
all kinds of people regard-
less of nationality, race or
As a result this tremen-
dous man of God was quite
well known regionally and
nationally. We are hon-
ored to remember his life
and celebrate his legacy.
Join us November 1-4th
2011 at Jesus People Min-
istrie leChurchi Intel a

legacy during Founder's
Week. Visit us online at
for more information.

continued from 13B

"wreck." Dollar, like Long, is
an internationally known pas-
tor who preaches the prosperity
gospel. Dollar's church claims
about 25,000 members.
Dollar, told his congregation
that he knows he has visitors
from another church whose pas-
tor is his "friend" and "brother
in the Lord." Dollar never utters
Long's name, but he and Long
- two BLACK pastors of Atlan-
ta mega-churches have long
been on good terms.
"v ith video sDca tells ne
don't want you to join here" and
tha reyou needotsoe goand join
Dolla 's uppag ggrd a
responsesfr sMaareinrl ste eeka

Long's scandal wasn't simply
a "wreck," Martin said in his
letter. He said it was a "DUI:
Driving/Pastoring under the
influence of unchecked power
and accountability."
To quote Martin's letter:
Long's move from adamant
public denial to private settle-
ment left no way for onlookers
and members alike to obtain an
account of what exactly hap-
pened. They have been left in
the dark as to whether their
shepherd indeed has an ongo-
ing problem.
Martin said people aren't

t e'r wi lewoldin horg vee e~se

tHe sm ee l coh ac onL litto
as other public servants who
work with their children, like




Bishop Isaiah S*
Williams, Jr.
lot of his life into the com-
munity and had great amn-

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

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St. John Baptist Church
1328 N.W. 3rd Avenue


Job Israel Mlini tries

Order of er vices
Sunday Worship 7 a.m.,
11 a.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study) 6:45p.m.
Wednesday Bible Stud
10:45 a.m.

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More fathers are

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involved parents in

Be open to forgiveness

Remembering a tremendous man of God


Mtt. Zion A.M..E. Church
15250 NI.W. 22nd Avenue

Nre Viion For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

(hurch of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd (ourt
-- Order of 5eri~~ I~~iT

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


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would like to extend our
genuine thanks to everyone
for their love, support and
prayers during our time of be-
A special thanks to Bishop
Julian C. Jackson of New
Gamble Memorial C.O.G.I.C.
May God continue to bless
each of you.
The Family

In n/lmOriam

In loving memory of,

of Overtown, who was Chief
Apesin Araba of Lagos, the: of-
ficial representative of Yoruba
in the Americas and the Ca-
ribbean, has entered into the
"Land of Plenty."
He has left behind wiser
minds, warmer hearts, and
richer souls through the mul-
titude of lives he touched.
His spirit lives on through
his heirs:
The Crespo Family



As a public service to
our community, The Mi-
aml Times prints weekly
obituary notices submit-
ted by area funeral homes
at no charge '
These notices include:
name of the deceased '

age, place of death, em-
ployment, and date, loca-
tion, and time of service.
Additional information

and photo may be includ-
ed for a nominal charge.
The deadline is Monday,
2:30 p.m. For families
the deadline is Tuesday,
5 p.m.


Hadley Davis
construction '
worker,23 died --

vice 12 p.m.,
Thursday in the
chapel. -

IGNATIUS KING, 69, mechanic,
died June 21.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the

MELANIE HARRIS, 51, central
supply, died
June 22. Ser-

Saturday in th;

JEVON CLINE, 23, laborer, died
June 18. Ser-
vice 10 a.m.,
Saturday at
Union Grove
Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

JAMES FLOWERS, 82, retired
military, died
June 22. Ser-
vice 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Voice for Jesus.

June 24. Arrangements are incom-

Hall Ferguson Hewitt
70, retired, died
June 26 at North
Shore Medical
Center. Service

day atmCh Turs- o
the incarnation.

tiMABEL Wu NORWOOD, 99, re-
25 at North
Shore Hospi-
tal. Viewing 6-8
pm.m Wednes-
day, June 29
er he chapel,
June 30 at St
Paul AME Church, 1892 NW 51
Terr. Interment Saturday, July 2nd
in Palatka, FL

77, retired
died June 21 at
Aventura Hos-
pital. Service 11
a.m. Saturday,
at A.M. Cohen
Temple, Church
of God in Christ.

teacher aide,
died June 24 at
home. Proceed
her in death her
father, Johnny
Vickers; Survi-
vors includes:
dau g hters ,
Corelia and Tri
ana Cockran; sons, Brandon Prass
and Jonathan Morris; mother, Bar-
bara Brown; sister, Euneka Brown;
grandparents, Melean and John
Vickers; host of other relatives and


ness owner,
diediceuneg 20
Saturday in the

DAVID E. GONZALEZ, 53, truck
drier, died June 22nd. Services
were held.

died June 19. Final burial rites en-
trusted to Notre Dame Du Carmel
ArtiBonit Haiti-

ALICE DUPONT, 78, housewife,

Card of Thanks Card of Thanks r, a leader of Civil
hT f il f h l

died June 26. Arrangemt

The family of the late,


e am y o t e ate,

By Dennis Hevesi

Her name does not reso-
nate like that of Rosa Parks,*
and she did not garner the
kind of national attention
that a group of black stu-
dents did when they took
seats at a Woolworth's lunch
counter in Greensboro, N.C.,
in February 1960. But Clara
Luper was a seminal fig-
ure in the sit-ins of the civil

Luper's activism extended
beyond the sit-ins. A week
after that first protest, 17
white churches in Oklahoma
City let members of her
youth group attend services.
At another church, a pas-
tor asked two youngsters to
leave, The Associated Press
reported at the time. "God
did not intend Negroes and
whites to worship together,"
he told them.

MMME 4 1

ents are in-

would like to express our
heartfelt "Thank you" to all
those who sent their love,
prayers, and condolences on
the loss of our beloved hus-
band, brother, and friend,
Zack' '
A special thank you to The
Church of the Transfigura-
tion and Reverend Father
Terrence A. Taylor; Range Fu-
neral Home, Pastor Mike Hill-
Church of God of North Dade,
North Dade Class of '66, all
clergy, family and friends.
May God bless each of you.
Delores Blatch Miller and

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

.. \


' -

rights movement.
Luper, who led one of the
first sit-ins at a drugstore
in Oklahoma City 18 months
before the Greensboro action
- died Wednesday at her
home in Oklahoma City, her
daughter Marilyn Hildreth
said. She was 88.
Luper was a history teach-
er at Dunjee High School in
1957 when she agreed to
become adviser to the Okla-
homa City N.A.A.C.P.'s youth
council. The youngsters
asked what they could do to
help the movement.
On Aug. 19, 1958, Luper
led three other adult chaper-
ons and 14 members of the
youth council into the Katz
Drug Store in Oklahoma
City, where they took seats
at the counter and asked for
Coca-Colas. Denied service,
they refused to leave until
closing time. They returned
on Saturday mornings for
sheverait-ineceived local

press coverage. Eventually
the Katz chain agreed to in-
tegrate lunch counters at its
38 stores in Oklahoma, Mis-
souri, Kansas and Iowa. Over
t~he nex s yars, thhe losal
ins that led to the desegrega-
tion of almost every eating
establishment in Oklahoma
"The actions that Luper
and those youngsters took at
the Katz Drug Store inspired
the rank and file of the
N.A.A.C.P. and activists on
college campuses across the
country," Roslyn M. Brock,
the group's national chair-
woman, said Friday.

Luper was arrested 26
times at civil rights protests.
Now a street is named after
her in Oklahoma City, and
flags flew Friday at half-staff
in her honor.
Born Clara Mae Shepard
on May 3, 1923, to Ezell and
Isabel Shepard, Luper grew
up near Hoffman, Okla. Her
father was a brick worker,
and her mother was a maid.
"When she was a child, her
brother got sick and they
wouldn't treat him at the
hospital," Hildreth said.
"That really triggered her."
Luper is also survived by
another daughter, Chelle Wil-
son; a son, Calvin; a sister,
Oneita Brown; five grandchil-
dren; eight great-grandchil-
dren; and one great-great-
grandchild. Her husband,
Bert Luper, died before her.
Luper graduated from
Langston University in 1944.
In 1951 she earned a mas-

t Udn vsityo Ok mma,
where she was the first black
student admitted to a gradu-
ate history program. She
taught at Oklahoma City
high schools until she retired

iO~n 1 blog Stories in
America, she said her father
"had never been able to sit
down and eat a meal in a
decent restaurant."
"He used to tell us that
someday he would take
us to dinner and to parks
and zoos," she said. "And
when I asked him when was
someday, he would always
say, 'Someday will be real
soon,' as tears ran down his

09/23/1920 07/03/2010

When the joys are still re-
membered, but the sorrow
has quietly gone, there will a-
ways bea special place n te
heart .. where love hives on.
Love and McQueen families

in Mlemoriam

In loving memory of,

"Michael Doo,,
09/22/58 -06/29/10

Love you always, but espe-
cially today. The memory of
you will never be forgotten.
Candlelight vigil Wed., June
29th on 64 St. and 14 Ave at
7:30 p.m.
The Family

DAVID WORTHY, 82, truck driv-
er, died June 23
at North Shore
Vitas. service 10a~. Stra

in the chapel.

curity officer,
died June 19 at .. -
Jackson North
Medical Center.
Services wr

June14 at Jack-
son Memorial
Hospital. Ser-
vices were held.

cook died June 24 at Aventura
Hospital. Service 12 p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

Ro ag
e8 re ir d East-
pervisor, died
June 24 at North *

tShore SHry i
by wife, Marian
Frederick Es-
ters. Viewing
2-3 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home;
Wake, 4-9 p.m. at Moringstar Bap-
tise Chrc 22769 S..10 h Ae
and Baptist Church, 11111 Pinkston
Drive, Richmond Heights-

retired police of-
ficer, died June
24 at home.
Survivors in-
cludes: wife,
Dot; daughter,
Marilyn Martin-
Muse; sons, Ru_
fus Ill, Tod and
Ted. Service 11 a.m., Thursday in
the chapel.

tired, died June
24 at North
Shore Hospi-
tal. Viewing 1-9 -
p.m. Friday July 1 r
1 at Richardson f"-
Mortuary. Ser- *
vice ll a.m. Sat- *
urday at Glen-
dale Baptist Church of Brownsvi le
4501 NW 22 Avenue,

laborer, died June 26 at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday in the chapel.


to ay

counselor, died
June 20 at Jack-
son Memorial
Hospital. Ser-
vice 10 a.m.,
Saturday at Mt.
Calvary M.B


Rights sit-ins, dies at 88





Clara Luper, here in 1971, led her first sit-in in 1958.

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that our obituary page has been shorter than usual. The reason
is not that the number of deaths in our community have sud-
denly declined but because our newspaper is not getting the in-
formation 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, Mitchell, Jay's,
Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt, Kitchens, Wright & Young, Pax Villa, Ste-
vens, Carey, Royal & Rahming and Royal.
This newspaper continues to publish all death notices submit-
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for the past 88 years.
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may submit it on your own. Please consult our obituary page for
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BV D. Kevin McNeir

For the first time in Its fite-vear histor?. the W~orld Erotic
Art hkluseum 11205 WVashington Avenuel has Just uLnv'eiled
a newv exhibit entitled. -.African Treasures," that features
rare f~ertility objects from various African nations. The ar-
tifacts come from the private collection of museum owner/
curator Naomi Wilzig wvho has been gathering these rarely\
seen items for over 20 years. Among the 60 arts pieces be-
ing shown are Bundu ceremonial helmets. masks from SI-
erre Leone, a Alakonde pregnant bell! Njow~ore mask from
Tanzania and Luba tribe divination tables from Congo.
Wilzig, a world-traveling 'senior citizen.' began collecting
erotic art wvhen she wras in her 50s. She says what began
as an intellectual pursuit soon turned into a kind of spiri-
tual awakening.
"I began to learn so much about different countries and
cultures, often discovering pieces of art that had pretty
much been hidden from most eyes for centuries," she
said. "What's even more fascinating are the stories behind
the pieces that we are displaying. That's where our co-
curator David Tamargo comes in he has done extensive
research on the actual representations and meanings of
the various pieces. To the naked eye they may seem like
little statues and masks some may enjoy looking at the
pieces because they are aesthetically pleasing. But there is
so much more to them when you learn the connotation of
each piece of art."
Please turn to M[USEUM 4C

r ~reast Gooe;r;

~ ~tert~

Angela Bassett to return to

By Mark Kennedy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Angela Bassett
has signed on to star opposite Samuel
L. Jackson in the Broadway produc-
tion of the play "The Mountaintop."
Producers announced recently that
Bassett will play the mysterious wom-
an who visits the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Mem-
phis in playwright -Katori Hall's re-
imagining of the night before the civil
rights leader's 1968 assassination.
"The Mountaintop," the winner of the
best new play Olivier award in London,
will begin performances on Sept. 22
at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on
45th Street. An official opening is set
for Oct. 13.

Bassett, 52, an Academy Award
nominee who played Tina Turner in
"What's Love Got to Do With It" and
who can currently be seen in the film
"Green Lantern," takes over after Halle
Berry pulled out due to child custody
Jackson, 62, will be making his
Broadway debut in the play. His many
films include "Pulp Fiction," "The Ne-
gotiator," "Iron Man," "Snakes on a
.Plane" and "Changing Lanes."
"These two remarkable actors have
excited audiences around the world
for many years, and bringing them to-
gether in this extraordinary new play
on Broadway promises to be a major
highlight of the season," producers
Jean Doumanian and Sonia Friedman

'said in a statement.
Hall, a rising young playw\rright 1
Memphis, Tenn., has also writteti~ithe
plays "Hoodoo Love." ''Remembrh.
"Hurt Village," "Saturday Night/Su-
day Morning," and "Freedom Trm
Her King play will be directed by' en-
ny Leon, whose Tony Awrard vig ing
Broadway show "Fences"' earned 10.
Tony nominations.
"The Mountaintop,' which dra
title from King's last speech.. e
its world premiere in 2009 in a
London theater before transf~errin,'~
the West End. That production starred y
David Harewood as King and Lorraine
Burroughs as the my~sterious st ra nger.
It beat out "Jerusalem' as best new~
play in London.


MOrgan Free

L" MI G I ~ 0 BI V D

Lifet ime Achievemen Awr nCl

Mognaughey ase AffeckHeentl Mei~r- ~

ren, Sidney Poitier, Matthew Broder- ii
ick, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Robbin s-
Betty White, Forest Whitaker and
Samuel L. Jackson were among the
A-list stars who gathered for a black-
tie tribute, catered by Wolfgang
Puck, to Morgan, 74. ~ p b I-~a r
Freeman opened the show in a
pre-taped segment, saying, "Over
the past 39 years, the AFI has hon!-
ored the giants and tonight, ME," Is
Please turn to FREEMIAN 2C


By Jozen Cummings Akil-directed vehicle, Jumping The
Broom' proved to be the little ilm that
It might. appear that ethnic ilm fes- could when it opened nationwide as the
rivals like this year's American Black week's third top-grossing film, behind
Film Festival (ALBFF) are relics from cin- 'Fast Five', which also stars. Ty~rese Gib-
ema's more segregated past. The four- son and Dwayne Johnson and 'Thor',
day~ event, which celebrates its 15th starring Idris Elba.

anniversary when it kicks off on July 6
in Miami, has long been a supporter of
Black filmmaking.
However, if you consider that at this
year's Sundance Filni Festival, there
were no less than 30 Black films and
filmmakers showcased in` some capac-
ity, then one could argue that Black
film is making significant inroads be-
yond predominately Black events and/
or audiences. For example, the Salim

The independent tilm. ? Will Fol-
low,' written, directed and produced
by Ava DUVe~rhay and starring Salli
Richardson-Whit.field, Omari Hardwick,
and Blair Underwood, received critical
acclaim while also managing to triple
its box office revenue from an initial
$50,000 investment. Plus there are vets
such as Tyiler Perry and Spike Lee, who
despite having philosophical differences
Please turn to ABFF 2C

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Father's Day has been took to the .-
celebrating since 1990 and stage, followed ,s
became emancipated the by William
third Sunday in the month Fr an c is 4.
of June in 1972 by President MZa ur i ce
Richard Nixon. Some of the Robinson and
mega-churches that saw an Larry Joseph playing the
increase of fathers role of the prodigal son
included: New Birth eunn akhm.
Cathedral, Bishop Leroy Wilson, Jr.
Victor Curry, senior spoke on "Reflections of
pastor- Apostolicl Gej ~ grandfather Minister
Revival Center, David Larmond,
Dr. and Mrs. G. S. I ;r I"Reflections of a Married
Smith, pastors; Mt.~i Father; and Rev. Purnell
Calvary MBC, Dr.~ IA. Moody, "I Know A
Billy Strange, Jr., Man."
pastor; Hosanna SMITH Following service, all of
Community Baptist the fathers were taken out
Church, Rev. Charles Lee to dinner. My granddaughter
Dinkins, pastor; 93rd Street Britney, attended service and
MBC, Dr. Carl Johnson, treated her father Richard
pastor; and Ebenezer UMC, and myself to dinner. It was a
Rev. Dr. Joreatha Capers, great honor for me, since she
pastor. just graduated from Bethune-
Speaking of Ebenezer UMC, Cookman University, she's
T. Eilene Martin-Major taking time to take him to the
demonstrated her ingenuity by doctor every other day because
putting a quick skit together of surgery.
by having Karri Brookings ***~***I********
of M.A.S.K. perform his Douglas Sands, son; Robin
routine while Minister Wilcox W. Williams, daughter;

LaToya Jackson pens book about brother's death

Black Film Festival celebrates 15th RHniVersary in Miami

"Lean on Me" star Freeman receives prestigious award

By Robert Sawryer ~ Salters, South Carolmna

The game is no longer the same
The game is no longer the same, because they fake wanna-be's is con-
stantly increasing the pain on every corner like they going insane, without
knowing that having no love for each other only defeats the purpose, cause
the Black-on-Black crimes is now floating on top of the surface, where our
Black communities tumbling over in circles like a strong tidal wave coming`
in that make you wonder how to keep from going under, or mentally blown
away into the wind, because hard times is now riding on the same waves
with these cricket politicians who placing restrictions on our way of living,
that got us now hustling from the muscle and using skills to steal, while
we kill off our owil brothers just from the thrill, and that's not being real,
because it cause to much inflation, lack of education, no dedication, and
when it comes to our beautiful Black sisters, us brothers~ain't fulfilling
our obligations, which leaving such a big void within the household, and a
young kid fatherless in a world that's so cold, and that ain't right, because
us brothers getting to old for us not to see that our worst enemy is the
ghetto streets, with that trickery-illusion, because every time we feel like
we be winning, we be constantly losing, so now that I See in the light, l am
no longer afraid nor ashamed to say, that l am no longer in the game with
these fake wanna-be's today, because "the game is no longer the same,"
and for the sake of the kids, it's time for us brothers to make some posi-
tive changes.



as he escorted Shelia Rene
Wilcox, bride. The couple
participated in lighting of
the candles, exchange of
rings, and pronouncement of
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Allen
Hugue went to Jamaica for
their honeymoon,

Third State 4A of Florida and
number eight wins during her
tenure of eight years. Kudos
go out to her staff: Richard
Louis, field events; Lorraine
Ray, Carmen Jones, A.A.
Williamns, Derrick Ford, Carol
Hardemen, PA Announcer;
and Tommy Streeter, time

MVelanie W. Davis, daughter;
Ronald Washington, son;
and Erica Hadley Tanner,
daughter; collaborated to
Provide a surprised *birthday
party at Violines last
Saturday for their mother,

family, church members, The
SSinging Angels and friends.
She was escorted by her
brother, Ronald Ward.
Erica sung her mother's
favorite gospel songs. When
Erica finished singing, she
passed out fake mini-dollar
bills and announced that they
would be used for the auction
when the collective items
were viewed by the
auctioneers rs
Some of the winning
auctioneers were
MVarvelous Ward,
Herbert and Bernice
Lawton, Ines Rozier, `I
Eloise Jackson,
Carolyn King, Jabber
Johnson, Mamie
Williams, Ruby Allen,
Stan Lawson and
Carolyn Colebrook.
Others that paid tribute to
the honoree included: Allen
Williams who sang, "W7hat
Do You Think" and a few
neighbors expressed delight of
living next to her. .

Scott Allen Hugue and
Shelia Rene Wilcox, recently
joined together in holy
matrimony. Cynthia Scott,
wedding planner, did a great
job of putting everyone in
line for the processional.
She~ began with Gloria
Hugue, parent of the groom;
Nathaniel and Jessie Wilcox,
parents of the bride; Valenica
Figgers, maid of honor; Tra'cy
Foster and James Graham,
best men; Scott Allen Hugue,
groom; and Pastor 1Michael
Roan, officiating,
Others in the bridal
party: bridesmaids and
groomsmen, Tonya
SBlackshere and
Tyrone Blackshere,
Natalie Ogletr~ee
and Daniel Ogletree,
SPatricia Wilcox and
Icr MBZVark Louis, Venus
Morris and Bernard
WFilliams, Latribie
RY Hugue and Horace
Butler, Charisse
Wilson and Tavaris
Butler; Quinteria Butler,
junior bridesmaid; Tnisya
Wilson and Alyssa Nazario,
flower girls; Tavaris Williams,
Jr., ring bearer and Horace
Butler, III, bridal escort. .
Butler was very careful

Parents and students
if you are looking for
some action during
these summer months
to improve on your
entrepreneurs hip,
elasep contact anl

A special salute
goes out to the top
performers: Brianna
Streeter, Shannen
Spence, sisters of
ST.J. Streeter and
ean, Spence of the

of Miami,

p'lO y L'
Miami Dade Publicp University
Library, for free events, .4 mbr
venue and times- HADLEY shehare
In addition, Miami- Lloyd Rice

Dade students eligible for
free and reduced lunch can
contact their school and the
school will direct you to the
nearest schools to participate
irr Summer BreakSpot.
Summer BreakSpot offers
breakfast, lunch and snack
to children under 18. There
are 460 schools operating
the program. F'or more
information, call Switchboard
Miami's 211 hotline or visit
www. summerfoodflorida. org. ,
While the track is in limbo,
Coach Carmen Jackson is
beaming after conquering the

Kededdrn lMiddleton, Ray
Gage, Keshia Richburg,
Yoland Springer, Alexander
Jacobs, Alterniece Williams,
Torrencencia Allen, Ricardia
Allen, Tatiannan Clark and.
Caleb Crosby, reporter.
Don't forget Bethune
Cookman will be playing
the University of Miami
on Saturday, October 1,
at Sun Life Stadium~. So,
Audley Coakley, boosters
president/alumni rep. and
John Williams, please get
the tailgates organized for the
team and marching band.

begins shooting again in late
August ihn Atlanta. In addi-
tion, she's in negotiations with
~book publishers, the Penguin
Group, for her first book, Oh,
Babyl, in which she shares
the experiences of her first
pregnancy and the tips she's
Tamera most recently co-
starred with her sister in
the Lifetime movie, "Double
Wedding," last year. She also
starred in AIBC Family's short"
lived comedy, "Roommates,"
in 2009 and played voice roles
on FOX's "Family Guy" and
Cartoon Network's "The Super
Hero Squad Show."

Mowry twins reali1'ty series to premiere in ~Aug.
By~~' EUwbcm .... manager, Adam Griffin.

Twins Tia and Tamera Mow- 1-; .:~L in hBETalsohit coety "Tr
ry, who first starred together : t ~ eeeGame," which was recently
in the sitcom "Sister, Sister," ......a - .renwe for Season 5 and

are teaming up once again
for their new show, "Tia &
Tamera," an eight-episocle re-
ality series to debut .on the
Style Network Aug. 10, ac-
cording to The Hollywood Re-
The series follows the
32-year-olds as Tia goes
through her first pregnancy
-- she and her husband, actor
Cory Hardrict, are expecting a
boy in just a few weeks and
Tamera plans her wedding
to FOX News correspondent
Adam Housely, who she got
engaged to in January.
Tia executive produces the
Style series along with her

Murray has pleaded not guilty
to involuntary manslaughter,
and trial is set for September.
LaToya Jackson says her
brother often predicted he
would be killed over his estate
and music publishing catalog.
Shze also says she learned a
lot about Michael's well-being
in the days before his death,
His daughter Paris told her that
"Daddy was always cold" and
that "he would always cry."

LaToya Jackson writes that
she confronted Dr. Conrad Mur-
ray in the hospital shortly after
her brother was pronounced
dead to find out what happened
and that he gave her only "eva-
sion and excuses."
She also writes, that she
searched Jackson's bedroom
and found it "torn to pieces,"
with furniture overturned and
items scattered about. They in-
cluded notes she believes were

written by Michael indicating
that he needed his father Jo-
seph's help to get "these people
out of my life" and that he "only
agreed to 10 shows."
When he died on June 25,
'2009, Jackson was a few weeks
away from kicking off a string
of 50 shows at The 02 Ar~ena in
London. Or-iginally only 10 con-
certs were announced, but tick-
ets sold out in less than an hour
and 40 more shows were added.

By Alicia Rancillo .

Jackson wrrites in her new
book "Starting Over" that the
fif-st question that ran through
her mind after she learned of
her brother's death was, "Who
killed Michael?"
The book is scheduled to go
on sale this week, two years
after the pop star's death of a
sedative overdose. Dr. Conrad

debut film, 'Boyz In The Hood,'
which will be celebrating its
20th anniversary. Bill Duke
will feach master classes on
acting and Townsend will also
teach a master class on pitch-
ing a film to studios for distri-
Friday says, the master
classes, the screening of films
featuring new talent and pay-
,ing tribute to Black Hollywood
trailblazers are the reasons
why the ABFF is still neces-
sary. "[Hollywood] isn't going
in the right direction," he ~adds..
"The festival has to keep beat-
ing the drum, we want to be a
platform to show what Black~
artists can do."

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about movie making, are still
regarded as two of Hollywood's
most successful directors.
But Jeff Friday, founder of
the ABFF and CEO of Film
Life Incorporated (the company
who owns the ABFF) says ac-
complishments like these are
not as progressive as they ap-
pear, deeming such examples
"the illusion of inclusionn" Trhe
phrase sounds slightly Don
King-ish, but it's no less true,
Friday explains. "There's al-
ways going to be one or two
independent films," he says,
pointing to 'I Will Folloiv' as an

example. "But that film didn't
have any mainstream, distribu-
Mention, 'Jumping The
Broom,' and Friday is quick
to point out such Black niche
movies are a dying breed. With
the exception of Perry, Friday
says, Black-themed movies are
not being rnade in significant
"The industry is going away
from making black movies," he
explains. "They're making big
budget films and yes, they're '
smart enough to say we havie
to throw in a Black actor, but
it's a coded success."
Robert Townsend, the direc-

and the cult classic 'The Five
Heartbeats,' will open the
ABFF with his new film, 'The
Discarded Boys.' The film fea-
tures Loretta Devine and is
based on the true story of Viv-
ian Saunders, a woman who
.started an alternative school
in North Carolina for boys who
were getting kicked out of tra-
ditional schools.
Other highlights at this year's
festival include a screening of
comedian Kevin Hart's new
stand-up comedy film, 'Laugh
Art~ My Pain.' Academy Award-
nominated director John Sin-
''gleton will also be a part of a
screening for a 30-minute doc-

tor of Eddie Murphy: Raw,' u;.tmentary on tlpe making of his

By Scott Ross

power f "nds a det rh han
most, Will Smith loves to pro-
duce big-budget remakes for
his kids and Emma Thomp-
son has shown a fondness for
kids movies, so, really this all
makes perfect sense.
Jay-Z and Smith have
reached out to Thompson to
write a big-screen adapta-
tion of the Broadway musical
"Annie," as a starring vehicle
for Smith's daughter, Willow,
reported Vulture.' Seeing as
Smith last year bought his
son Jaden the lead role in the
"Karate Kid" remake, it's the
least he can do for his little
gir .
This all makes sense for
myriad reasons, beginning

with Thompson and Smith
having worked together on
"Men in Bac kcI rdit dand

the Broadway musical "Felal"
and Jay-Z having sampled
"Annie" for his 1997 hit "Hard
Knock Life." Throw in the fact
that Thompson has written,
directed and starred in two
films based on the "Nanny
McPhee" books, so greasum-
ably, she'd be com ort be
with "Annie," and it all seems
too easy.
It's been 30 years since
John Houston directed the
last film adaptation of "An-
nie," starring Aileen Quinn,
Carol Burnett, Albert Finney,
Bernadette Peters and Tim
Cur.Tefl a i
nor hit, but hardly a game-

sages of love from Renee Zell-
weger, Chris Rock and Steven
Spielberg, among others.
But the triblites were not
limited to taped ones. Friends
from the industry who w;ere
present had nothing but glow~-
ing praise for Freeman. "He Sis
the most effortless person to
be around and to act," East-
wood told the audience, as he
introduced Freeman and pre- ~
sented the award. "It was an
honor being locked up with
you, Morgan," said Robbins, ~;
Freeman's costar in the 1994
drama, Th'e Shawshank Re-
demption. Freeman's RkED
costar Mirren gushed, "Ip
movie~ after movie, this AARP

member has proven without
a shadow of a doubt that he
can kick some serious ass."
Jacktson called him "the real
thing," and Whitaker de-
sdcribed the actor as an "ad-
viser, a beacon, a confidant, a
shoulder to lean on, protector,
and friend."
But it wasn't all sentimental-
ity. White, 89, who starred op-
posite Freeman in Hard Rain,
.took to the stage for a song-
and-dance number "Hello,
Morgan," sung to the tune of
."Hello, Dolly" -- and Garth
Brooks led a gospel chorus in
a rendition of "Lean on Me,"
the title of Freeman's uplift-
ing 1989 drama, in which he

played Principal Joe Clark.
Freeman, for his part, was
clearly honored but also hum-
bled. "T'his is easy to take but
hard to believe. Where I come
from in Mississippi, they call
this walking in high cotton,"
he told the audience. "For me,
heaven has always been about
acting in the movies. I'm
proud to be an actor, although
for this one night, you've made
me feel like a star."
The actor is known for his
roles in movies such as Mil-
lion Dollar Baby, which won
him his only Oscar, Invictus,
The Dark Knight, Bruce Al-
mighty and its sequel Evan

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he smiled shyly and gave a
thumbs up. Other than 1992
recipient Poitier, F~reeman is the
only other Black to receive this
award, so it was fitting that
Poitier began the proceedings
calling him "a character actor
and a real character who has
become a star and now a star
of the AFI forever "
The three-hour celebration
included clips from Freeman's
films. and early performances
including him singing and
dancing on the TV show, The
Electric Comnpany, from the
early '70s, and taped mes

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Ice Cream Sandwiches
Makes about 12 ice cream sandwiches
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oen o p 2v50F Sp ra tCream Sandwich Pan
with vegetable pan spray.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In
large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter with chocolate
chips. Whisk
in sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add flour mixture;
stir until just combined. Spoon 2 tablespoons batter into
each pan cavity, spreading evenly.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted at
an angle toward center comes out clean. Immediately
remove to cooling rack; cool completely. Repeat with
remaining batter.

Vanilla Cookies:
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup stickc) unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated salgar
1/4 cup firmly-packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1, teaspoon lemon extract, orange extract or
ground cinnamon (optional)
Preheat oven to 3250F. Spray Ice Cream Sandwich Pan
with vegetable
pan spray.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In
large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Whisk in sugars,
eggs, vanilla and, if desired, other extract or cinnamon;
mix well. Add flour mixture; mix until blended. Spoon 2
Tablespoons batter into each pan cavity, spreading evenly.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted at
an angle toward center comes out clean. Immediately
remove to cooling rack; cool completely. Repeat with
remaining batter.
To Assemble:
1 quart ice cream, any flavor
Assorted Patriotic Mix Sprinkles and Red and
Blue Sugars
White Candy ]Melts, melted (optional)
Scoop about 1/4 cup ice cream onto smooth side of half
of the brownies. Top with remaining brownies, pressing
gently. If desired, roll edge of sandwiches in sprinkles or
sugars. Wrap and freeze immediately.
Or, dip a portion of the sandwich in melted candy
melts; add sprinkles and sugars. Freeze 5 minutes to set,
then wrap and freeze until ready
to serve.


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year. Of course I'm going straight to Publix. They always have these amazing cuts of meat and they know a lot of
great recipes and tips too. In fact, now on Sundays my friends come over and I make my whole meal right on the
grill. Yeah, it's not the kind of Sunday Dinndr most people expect but it's definitely one they'll never forget.


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Find recipes, tips and more at publix.comisundaydinners

The official cast for the LA spinoff of VH1's "Basketball
Wives" has been announced.
Premiering Aug. 29, the new installment will followr actual
"wives," unlike much of the Miami-based original.
The new cast features Kimsha Artest, wife of Los Angeles
Laker Ron Artest; Jackie Christie, wife of Doug Christie, for-
mer player 90mt~~ot'h 60gatoreeighitlip)>ewod;Paddltxhgilib~E8)O~wlmv agn regular store hours Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2011.
ex-fiancee of Charlotte Bobcats' Stephen Jackson.
Also former Miami cast member Gloria Govan, fiance of
Laker Matt Barnes, will star in the LA series, alongside her
sister Laura Govan.


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'BRSketball Wives LA' c4Mer@B;~Ef RS~ithit Grilled Veggie Salad.

Jill Scott quit trying so hard, the 'Light' clicked

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The rapper Tone Loc has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic vio-
lence in Southern California.
Edurbank police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez says the rapper, named Anthony Smith, 45,
.was arrested recently.
Sanchez could not confirm that the man arrested is Tone Loc, but Smith's
birthdate and description in Los Angeles County jail records match those of the
Rapper. Sanchez also could not provide any details about the alleged victim or
the circumstances.
.Smith was being held in a Burbank jail on $50,000 bail.
A message left for Smith's agent was not immediately returned, and ~police
could not say if he had hired an attorney.

Singer Nivea got into some big trouble recently. According to TMZ, the 29-year-
old mother of four was arrested after wrapping her 2006 Mercedez around a
tree in Atlanta while in the care of a small baby, who was in the backseat at the
time of the accident.'
Although the child was unharmed, the singer was taken to Fulton County jail.

The recently incarcerated rapper, Ja Rule, along with his former business
partner and Murder Inc. CEO Iry Gotti, has filed a hew lawsuit alleging that he
has been defrauded out of tens cif thoffsands of dollars by a mysterious publish-
ing company.
Rich Kid Music falsely claimed to own licensing rights to multiple songs from
Rule's triple platinum 2001 album Pain Is Love, according to the lawsuit. The
company and its proprietor Rondo Robinson then proceeded to illegally collec~ts
$57,000 in royalties--money that rightfully.belonged to Murder Inc.
Both Gotti and Rule claim to have never heard of Rich Kid Music.






Hlutson played some break
beats and some instrumen-
tals, and things just started
coming out," says Scott, 39. "I
was like, 'Ohhhh! Maybe I'm
not tied to a paper and pen.
This is fun."'"
That sense of fun permeates
her riew Light, even as Scott
reveals her feelings about love,
heartbreak, motherhood, life's
blessings and self-empower-
ment -- everything she has
experienced since 200T's The
Real Thing: Words and Sounds
Vol. 3. Singles So in Love (fea-
turing Anthony Hamilton) and
Shame (featuring Eve and The
A Group) increased anticipa-
tion for her return to music.
"Jill Scott is a creative force,
and she's better than ever,"
says Cori IVburray, Essence
magazine's entertainment di-

rector. "This album is a perfect
combination of what we've al-
ways loved about her: her live
performances, the lyrics, her
"Fans love her so much be-
cause she has always been
like, 'This is who I am. I am
passionate about what I do,
and I'm going to give it to you.'
She seems in a really great
place in her life right now."
She'll certainly be busy in
coming weeks. Scott, who read
poetry at the White House in
May, performs an outdoor con-
cert on Jimmy Kimmel Live
and at the BET Awards. She'll
also co-heaidline the Essence
Music Festival in New Orlesins
on July 2. Her 18-city Summer
Block Party .tour starts July
28 in New York. ,
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Past four years of experience

flowed mnto new album

eral pages, found freedom in 'a
fresh approach.
She called several friends --
musicians and MCs (including
The Roots' Black Thought) --
into the studio without any set
idea about what she wanted to
say or do, but the relaxed free-
style process produced several
songs. r
"(Executive~ producer) J.R.

By Steve Jones

Jill Scott had plenty to talk
about on The Light of the
Sun, her first album in four
years, but whenever she would
pick up a pen, the words just
wouldn't come. So Scott, who
concedes she labors over lyr-
ics and writes so hard that
the imprint goes through sev-

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Jill Scott has appearances scheduled at the BET Awards
and the Essence Music Festival before her own tour' starts
July 28.

"I've learned about myself and I've gained more pa-
tience than l've ever had. I'm love with this little person
.. But being a working mother, it gets a little crazy."

The former TV executive, now
working on disaster prepared-
ness and green energy, recalls,
"I had tq keep pinching myself
to remind myself that we were
in -the United States. I never
would have thought that this
could have; happened."
The book covers the first 30 1
days after the storm. The out-
spoken Nagito s s hblihsh n

CreateSpace, a di
..'vision of Amazon..
`com, after con-
.. ~tacts with pub-
S;lishers left him
worried about the
Ic'~albea editing process,
NAGIN feeling uncertain
"that my voice
would come out at the end of
the day.
Amid the horrors, the storm
and aftermath also brought
"essons from d," e says.
At one point, the crowd outside
the Superdorre began surging
against police .barricades held
by plational Guard tro~ppg.de-
manding supplies and, trans-
portation ouit of the, city, Nag-
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dent Bush's deputy press secre-
tary at the time, says the con-
:fusion was evident in a meeting
on Air Force One~ with Bush,
Nagin and Louisiana's governor
then, Kathleen Blanco.

By Oren Dorell

In a new memoir, former New
Orleans mayor Ray Nagin re-
calls the chaos that reigned
after 2Hur~r cane Katrina hit on

The storm 1 ad overwhelmed
the city's levees and flooded
it. The federal government was
indecisive, a Republican presi-
dent quarelling with a Demo-
cratic governor. City residents
were rioting. Surrounding
communities had closed their
"Hurricane Katrina left us on
a quarantined island of sorts
where we were surrounded
by evil and ill intentions," Na-
gin writes in Katrina's Secrets;
Storms After the Storm, Vol. 1,
released recently. "Our neigh-
bors were not very neighborly
when it really -counted. They
along with others helped make
an intolerable Katrina experi-
ence akin to being iin lell with-

out ice water."
While he uses the opportu-
nity to throw missiles at feder-
al, state and local authorities,
Nagiri also acknowledges mis-
takes of his own.

"We all had issues, because
it.was such a catastrophic, his
toric event," he says. "We all did
some good things. We all had
Nagin faults himself for not
calling a mandatory evacua-
tion before the storm eight to 10
hours earlier than he did. He
says he should have pushed the
federal government for someone
to be put in charge of the recov
ery sooner, a job that went to
Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore
after several days. And he says
a 50 percent jump in the sui-
cide rate shows he should have
devoted more resources to men-
tal health services.
Daria 'Permo, who wvas Presi-

"President Bush asked,
.'Who's in charge of securityy?
Perino says. "They both pointed
at each other, the governor and

through th ir company 1Lefkow-

in turn, brought in Lee, with
whom he had been developing a
movie about the L.A. riots. E11in,
Lefkowitz, Ridley, Lee and Tyson
are all executive producing Da
Brick, with Tyson's wife Lakiha
Tyson and Azim Spicer, CEO of
Las Vegas' SpiceReel Prods., Co-
executive producing.
Both E11in and Lee have long
history at HBO. Ellin's series
Entourage returns for itsmeighth

Under his deal at the pay cable
network, Ellin wrote the com-
edy script 40, which has been
picked up to pilot with Ed Burns
on board to star: Da Brick
marks Ellin's first HBO project,
which he is not writing, with
him. and Lefkowitz planning to
do more of those as they expand
their company's development.
Lee directed and produced the
HBO New Orleans documentary
When the Levees Broke and its
follow-up, If God Is Willing and
Da Creek Don't Rise. E11in is
trith WME, Lee and Ridley with

By Nellie Andreeva

How is this for intriguing mix
of creative auspices -- film-
maker Spike Lee, former box-
ing champion Mike Tyson aird
Entourage creator Doug E11in
have come together to produce
a drama series project for HBO,
written by John Ridley and to
be directed by Lee. The project,
titled Da Brick, is described as
a contemporary exploration of
wlhatkit me nssuppbsedlyoung,
racial America and is loosely
inspired by aspects of Tyson's
youth. Is its set in current-day
Newark, NJ, nicknamed "brick
city." While the project is still in
'development, HBO has hired a
casting director to explore cast-
ing choices for the lead, looking
for young Black actors who are
also credible in the boxing ring.
Tyson appeared in a 2010 epi-
sode of Ellin's HBO comedy se-
ries Entourage, playing himself.
The original germ of an idea for
Da. Brick came out of a meeting
the two had on the set of the
veteran comedy, which was in-

Mike Tyson
spired by Mark Wahlberg's ear-
ly years in Hollywood. "That's
when Mike asked me, why don't
do with my life what we did with
Mark's life'," Ellin said. "The ini-
tial idea was 'Entourage meets
The Wire', an edgy storjr about
an up-and-coming boxer and
his crew that is much more dra-
matic than Entourage." While
it was not a series E11in felt he
would write, he and his produc-
ing partner Jirn Lefkowitz de-
cided to develop and produce it

says it is important that peo-
ple come to the gallery with an
open mind.
"Some of the art we showcase
is fairly explicit but it's all fine
art," she said. "Americans tend
to confuse some of our works'
as pornography or something
lewd, but in fact the pieces
we display illustrate the divi--
sions between the mundane
and spiritual worlds that have
gused otheA hiuds an daily
odamenrh thousands of y ears

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can see and touch some of the
things that they read about in
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The works range from fertil-
ity objects and furnishings to
divination sculptures used in
the everyday lives and cultures
of diverse people and tribes
from. across the African conti-
"Fertility objects have a long
history in Africa and it is be-
oieed 'sh t hav ng thee itms

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she said. "Reproduction was
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of many children that certain
groups were able to sustain
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Security releases

stats on H~aitian


By Randy Grice

Earlier last week, U.S. immigration authorities
released theii figures on deportations to Haiti in the
months leading up to the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The Department~ of Homeland Security posted its data
on immigration enforcement actions for the 2010 fiscal
year, which ended September 30th. According to the
report the U.S..deported 375 Haitians in 2010, includ-
ing 125 criminals, before all deportations to Haiti were
suspended after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The
deportations of Haitians convicted of violent crimes in
the 1.LS. resumed January of this year. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have said they
have plans to deport an estimated 700 Haitians with
criminal records this year. Thus far, 100 Haitians have
been returned to their native country. The U.S. deport-
ed 766 Haitians in 2009.
Marliene Bastien, director of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Mi-
yami (Haitian Women of Miami), believes that Haitians
are getting the short end of the stick.
"There is a double standard and it is really outra-
geous that at this time the administration is deport-
ing people to Haiti," she said. "Haitians are still being
treated as second-class citizens in this country. These
are racist decisions to deport haitians, its racist and
As a policy, the U.S. does not deport Cubans, because
the country is under the rule of a dictatorship.' But
Cuba, also as a practice, refuses to accept deportees.
The only exception that is made is when the the de-
portee is part of a list of 2,746 Mariel convicts Havana
agreed to take back in 1984. All other deportable
Cuban convicts, more than 30,000, have been freed
and placed on supervised release in light of the 2001
and 2005 Supreme Court rulings prohibiting indefinite
detention of foreign nationals who caimot be deported.
Pierre Barnes, who moved to Florida from Haiti when
he was 16, also believes the system is flawed.
"Haitians have been mistreated in this country for
years, we are like America's stepchild," he said.
Jamie Carter, who had a relative deported back to
Haiti, said.Haitians are discriminated against.
"The U.S. doesn't want us here and it is very clear in
the way they treat us," he said.
Recently the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
recently reopened the application period for temporary
protective status (TPS) for Haitians living in the United

Haitians receive help in TPS application process

BV RandV Grice -

from their last drive in 2010. Hai-
tian Lawyers Association members
and volunteers were available to
assist eligible individuals seeking
TPS with completing the required
applications. The U.S. Secretary
of Homeland Security recently re-
Opened the application period for
TPS for Haitians living in the Unit-
ed States,
If you do not currently have TPS,
you may apply from May 19, 2011
through November 15, 2011. The
fee for the TPS application process
varies, depending on age and work
permit status. Applicants under
age 14 are accessed a fee of $50.
Applicants ages 14-65 must pay
$50 application fee $85 for biomet-
rics, finger prints, photographs etc.
and $380 if they want a work per-
mit. For applicants age 66 and over,
the application fee and biometrics
fee remain the same. For appli-
cants seeking to renew their TPS,
the same fees above apply; how-
ever, no application fee is charged.

Jean-Robert Lafortune, of Hai-
tian-American Grassroots Coali-
tion (HAGC), a local group that also
assists Haitians, said while stigma
is heavy among Haitians the effort
to help people is progress.
"Many of them are not showing
up to apply for TPS because they
are scared," he said. "For those
that are applying this is a step in
the right direction."
The re-designation of Haiti al-
lows' additional Haitians and per-
sons without nationality who last
habitually resided in Haiti and
have continuously resided in the
United States since January 12,
2011 to obtain TPS, provided they
meet all other Haiti TPS eligibility.
Jerry Maddox, a native of Haiti
living in North Miami, said the help
Haitians are getting is great.
"A lot of Haitians here need help
but they don't know how to get
it," he said. "I am happy to see
that people are stepping up to
help,"Mladdox said.

Recently, local Haitians received
help to secure Temporary Protec-
tive Status (TPS). Andre Pierre,
mayor of North Miami and the
Haitian Lawyers Association, Inc.
hosted a TPS Drive at the Griffing
Adult Center, 12220 Griffing Bou-
levard in North Miami.
"I think there is still a little bit
of stigma out there as it pertains
to obtaining temporary protective
status," said Marlene Bastien, di-
rector of Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miya-
mi (Haitian Women of Miami), an
organization that helps Haitians
with citizenship issues. "Whatever
outreach can be done to educate
those who are qualified to apply is
a good thing."
Pierre and the Haitian Lawyers
Association, Inc. came together
once again to host the TPS drive
for the newest TPS application pe-
riod. This effort is being continued






--Photo courtesy of City of North Miami
Volunteers help applicants complete TPS applications.


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Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd
Avenue. We are beginning to
make plans for our 50th Re-
union. For more information,
contact Evelyn at 305-621-

Il The South Florida
Workforce is having their
annual Young Adult Summer
Employment Program. South
Florida Workforce will as-
sist young adults to enhance
their work skills and pursue
the best jobs possible for the
summer. If you are.14-24
years of age, I~ve in' Miami-
Dade or Monroe County, a
U.S. citizen or eligible to
work in the U.S. and have
low income, you may qualify
to participate. If interested,
visit www.southfloridawork-
force.com website and click
on "Young Adul'ts Register

Il Work from home and
earn money. The CLICK
Charity, 5530 NW 17th Av-
enue, is offering free com-
puter web design classes
for middle and high school
students. Work at your own
pace anel receive one-on-
one instruction in learning a
very valuable trade. Regis-
tration and classes are free!
Open Monday-Friday, 2-7
p.m. Don't wait call, email
or come by today: 305-691-
8588 or andr-e@theclick-
charcity, com .

MI There will be a free
first-time homebuyer
education class held ev-
ery second Saturday of :the
month, at Antioch Mission-
ary Baptist Church, 21311
NW 34th Avenue, from 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 305-652-7616
or email fgonzalez@erc-

Ii Free child care is avail-
able at' the Miami-Dade
County Community Ac-
tion Agency Headstart/
Early Head Start Program
for children ages three-five
for the upcoming school
year. Income guidelines and
Dade County residence ap-
ply only. We welcome chil-
dren with special needs/dis-
ability with an MDCPS IEP.
For more information, call
786-469-4622, Monday-Fri-
day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

ii Looking for all former
Montanari employees to
get reacquainted. Meetings
will be held at Piccadilly's
(West 49th Street) in Hia-
leah, on the la'tt 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 305-

_MThe Cemetery Beau-
tifications Project, located
at 3001 NW 46th Street is
looking for volunteers and
donations towards the up-
keep and beautification of
the Lincoln Park Cemetery.
For more information, con-
tact Dyrren S. Barber at

II Are you a MDPHA resi-
dent? Do you need help
sea rch ing a job, finding
training opportunities and
other career advancement
services? If you answered
yes,~ come visit the South
Florida Wo rkfo rce Mobile
Unit from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
on Wednesday, June 29 at
Gwen Cherry Park, 2099 NW
23rd Street. For more infor-
mation, contact the Section
3 Coordinator at 786-469-
4230. -

SMiami-Dade County
Community Action Agen-
cy (CAA) Wvill host its an-
nual Community` 3ob and
Resource Fair on Thursday,
June 30 in the lobby of the
~Stephen P. Clark Govern-
ment Center, 111 NW 1st
Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information about
the programs and services
provided by the CAA, call
786-469-4600 or log on to

7 he Miami Dade State
Attorney's Office will have
a 'Second Chance' Seal-
ing and Expungement Pro-
gram on Thursday, June 30
from 4-7 p.m. at the Betty T.
Ferguson Center, 3000 NW
199th Street in Miami Gar-
dens. To avoid waiting in line,
pre-register at wrww.miam-
isao.com or fax a clear copy
of your valid picture L~d: and
phone number to 305-547-
0273. For more information,
call 305-547-0724.

I The West Perrine Black
Alumini of Miami Palmetto
Senior High, presents an
All Class .Reunion (Classes
1969-1975) on July 1-3. The
three day event includes a
Meet anid Greet and a wor-
ship service. The main event
will be celebrated Saturday,
July 2 at jungle Island's Tree
Top Ballroom from 7 p.m.-
midnight. For more informa-
tion, contact Johnnie Vance
at 305-989-1674 or email

SBooker T. Washing-
ton Class of 1965, Inc. will
meet on Saturday, July 16
at 4:30 p.m. at the African
Heritage Cultural Arts Cen-
ter. For more information,
contact Lebbie Lee at 305-

SThe Miami Central
High School Band will be-
gin band camp on Monday,
luly 18 from 9 a..m.-4 p.m.
on the track field. For more
information, call the band di-
rector at 305-696-4161.

SSpeaking Hands An-
nual Christmas in July-Toy
Drive for deaf -and hard of
children. Bring all new un-
opened toys needed for kids
ages newborn to 12 years,
to the Speaking Hands of-
fice, Westgate Plaza, 12 ~N,
State Road 7, Plantation, FL
now until 3uly 20th. For more
information, call 954-792-
7273 or 305-970-0054.
M The 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 informa-
tion on this event, contact
the Business and Science De-
partment at 305-375-5231.

WThe Miami Carol City
High Class of 1971 will
celebrate its 40th Class' Re-
union on July 22-24 at the
Embassy Suites, in Ft. Lau-
derdale. ActivitieJs will in-
clude: meet and greet, bus
tour of new MCCHS, dinner
dance,. worship service and
picnic. For more information,
go to www.carolcitysenior71.
com or on Facebook "Miami
Carol City Sr. High Class
of '71 Reunion Info." Con-
tact Gwen Thomas Williams
at ,305-625-7244 or email

Ml The City of Miami
Gardens Youth Sports
(CMGYS) Football and
Cheerleading program is
now accepting, registrations
for the upcoming 2011. sea-
son. The program is avail-
able for youth ages four-15.
For more information on reg-
istrations and payment op-
tions, call 305-622-8080 or
visit www.cmgys.com.

SSummer BreakSpot,
part ~of the USDA Summer
Food Nutrition Program, will
be open now until August
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, vis-
it www.summerfoodflorida.
org or call 211.

ii Great Crowd Minis-
tries presents South Flori-
da BB-Q/Gospel Festival at
Amelia Earhart Park on Sat-
urdays August 27, Septem-
ber 24 and October 29 from
10 a.m.-9 p.m. The park fee
is $6 per car. All artists and
vendors are encouraged to
call. For more information,
contact Consta nce Koon-
.lohnson at 786-290-3258 or
Lee at 954-274-7864.

SMiami Northwestern
Class of 1972 Scholarship
Fundraisel' Bus Trip to At-
lanta, GA for FAMU diassic
pn September 23-25. For
additional information, con-
tact Clai-ateen Kirkland-Kent
at 305-323-5551 or Glenda
Tyse at 954-987-0689.

SMerry Poppins Day-
care, 6427 NW 18th Av-
enue, will be having sum-
mer camp, Monday-Friday 7
a.m.-6 p.m. for ages five-12.
For more information, con-
tact Ruby P. White or Lakey-
she Anderson at 305-693-

I The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1962 meets
on the second Saturday of

monds about Harris. "After
liis tragic passing, we are even
more determined to see his
dream become a reality. With
his first blockbuster novel, 'In-
visible Life,' we begin the jour-
ney that millions'of his fans
have traveled."
Spann adds, "My dear friend
E. Lynn was a man with an
utishakeable spirit and an un-
breakable passion to inspire
and change lives. He entrust-
ed with me his vision and the
responsibility to produce this

By EUTRweb.com~

Although we won't be get-
ting anything new from late
novelist E. Lynn Harris, all
of his fans will have a brand
new way of connecting with
his work. The Root recently re-
ported that Tracey Edmonds
of Edmonds -Entertainment
and Proteus Span of Proteus
E2 productions have devel-
oped a series of films based on
the library of the writer.
The first novel up for the
project is "Invisible Life." The
film.will be a joint production
with Shelia Ducksworth, Glen-
don Palmer and Jovan John-
It was only two years ago
Harris passed, but he made the
deal before his death. Shortly
after making everything final,
he passed away from a heart
attack in his hotel room.
"E. Lynn Harris entrusted
Proteus and myself ivith his
dream of seeing his books
translated into film," says Ed-

American coming of age love
story accurately through the
lens of sensitivity in which it
was originally created. This
project is a must for his mil-
lions of fans. Because if we
were all honest, we would ac-
knowledge, that we all live a
portion of our lives 'invisible.'
Edmonds most recent suc-
cess is -"Jumping the Broom,"
which so far has brought in
over $36 million at the box of-
fice. It was budgeted at only
$6.6 million.

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The ne lbumi the first
on heer Waraneu Bro0s.-d strib-
uted Blues Babe Records. Her
old label, Hidden Beach, will
put out an album of thre-
leased material, Just Before
the Dawn: Jill Scott From the
Vault, Vol.1, later this sum-

Sl e's also adjusting to life
as a single parent, as she
juggles the care of Jett, her
two-year-old ~son with her ex-
fianc6: and former drummer,
Lil' John Roberts. The couple

split two months after Jett
yfas born. She says the tod-
dler doesn't travel well, so she
sets her schedule so that they
spend plenty of time together.
"'Tve learned about myself
and I've gained more patience
than I've ever had," says
Sccitt. "I'm in love with this
little person. He is the best

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tle crazy. When I see his little
face and put him in my arms,
I'm just (wistful sigh) . .
Scott has been building
her acting retsum6, but that's
on hold while-she promotes

the album. She's most often
asked about her 2008 series,
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective
Agency, based on the books
by Alexander McCall Smith.
Scott says it's likely that HBO
will produce two new Ladies
movies, and she'd love to re-
turn to Botswana to reprise
the role -of Precious Ramots-

"reciqus is beloved," says
Scott, who immersed herself
in local culture for the part. "I
wanted to become Botswan-
an, so when I walk the streets,
they wouldn't say, 'That's Jill

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in, recounts. They were on the
verge of rioting.

"Right when this started, a
rain cloud came over the Su-
perdome, and it cooled the
people off," he recalls. "The
tensions were reduced, and we

lived to fight another day."
In some ways, Nagin says,
New Orleans is better off:
*More educated young en-
trepreneurs are moving in,
and homeownership is up in
a city once dominated by rent-
*The public school system
has been rebuilt in an in-
novative way that could not
have happened "if it wasn't

for Katrina."
*The city's infrastructure
is being rebuilt, including
streets, parks, playgrounds, a
new medical center downtown
and a levee system that Nagin
says will withstand a Katrina~
like event.
"In a lot of respects, the city
has a lot of good things going,"
he says. "And in some respects
better because of Katrina."

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when she's not workireP as a
nurse. His son also works: the i
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By RandV Grice
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For some people, popcorn
can be a snack as tradition as
plain potato chips. Local busi-
nessman Byron Jumpp has
sweetened up the deal with a
twist to the classic. Jumpp, 53,
owns Pops Corn & More with
his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Jumpp
migrated from Jamaica in the
1970's to the United States
to pursue their dreams. Mrs.
Jumpp is a Registered Nurse
at Jackson Memorial Hospi-
tal, and currently a Psychol-
ogy/Christian Counselor Major
student at Trinity Internation-
al University. His wife helps
him at the stand and learns

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Mr. and Mrs. Jurmpp take a moment to pose for a
snap shot.

isasilowl db mn g msr efoom
the world's most recognizable
Black businesswoman shows
"In many ways, I feel the
university and its people have
grown," said Jacobs, who
started as an undergraduate
in 1996 and now is a gradu-
ate student specializing in de-
velopment studies.
Winfrey has yet to comment
on her university honor.
Chantell De Reuck, a white
graduate student said other
divides have been bridged in
recent years, not just along
racial lines. When she ar-
rived as an undergraduate in
1999, she was among only six
ing s o m a mnfatedsb nrtis
karers, descendants ofsearlk

Please turn to OPRAH 8D

Africa (AP) -- A central South
African university known for
fraught race relations is wel-
coming a visit by Oprah Win-
frey as an acknowledgment of
the progress it has made to-
ward tolerance.
Recently, Winfrey received
an honorary doctorate from
the University of the 'Free
State, bringing internation-
al media to normally quiet
Bloemfontein, the farming
center where the century-old
university is base d
In 2006, four white Free
State students made a video
humiliating Black cleaning
women and expressing oppo_
sition to integrating the his-
torically white school. Jona-
b nm Ja snv soin s2009
Black rector, has been cred-
ited with pushing for change.

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Oprah Winfrey reacts to receiving her honorary degree.

the country's biggest companies seem
confident about their own company's
prospects 87 percent forecast
higher sales, compared to 92 percent
last quarter,
More than 60 percent also plan to
buy more goods for their companies
such as computers, software and ma-
chinery, a sign of confidence in future
But Business Roundtable said the
CEOs in its survey expect the econ-
omy to grow a modest 2.8 percent in
2011, down from an earlier forecast of
2.9 percent.
Economists surveyed by The As-
sociated Press in April expected even
weaker economic growth this year of
2.3 percent.
While the CEOs responding to the
Business Roundtable survey appear
optimistic, consumers are stressed by
Please trun to HIRING 10D

CEOs from the nation's 200 larg-
est companies, which have had
"pretty steady" hiring plans in recen: 1
months, said the group's chairman,
Ivan Seidenberg, who is also the ..aae~ BB-.
CEO of Verizon.
Small businesses, on the other
hand, have had a harder time ac-
cessing credit and have been slower
to add back jobs lost during the
recession. .. : .
A national survey of small busi- -1 '
ness owners, also released recently,
showed declining optimism among iraP9 e
owners of small businesses, the P 191e
third straight monthly drop. Accord- pI -LPIBII ~ ~"rlr*:
ing to the survey of 733 businesses
byteNtoa eeaino dependent Businesses, small business- 9
es have added almost no jobs in the ;
past three months as sales remain
weak and costs rise. Job searcher interview with company
On the other hand, most CEOs of representatives during a career f air.

By Tali Arbel
The Asso'ciated Press .

NEW YORK More than half of the
chief executives of large U.S. compa-
nies said they expect to spend and
hire more over the next six months
despite slower economic growth.
The Business Roundtable said
Tuesday that 51 percent of CEOs
polled expect to increase hiring. Last
quarter's level.of 52 percent had been
the highest since the trade group be-
gan surveying its members in 2002.
The survey began in mid-May and
ended on June 3, the day the gov-
ernment released a May jobs report,
which showed a steep pullback in hir-
ing by employers. The unemployment
rate rose to 9.1 percent,
The survey drew responses from
135 CEOs.
Business Roundtable represents

cans remain out of work. Millions of
younger workers among the jobless
face a future in which their lifetime
earnings are likely to be permanent-
ly diminished by this period of sus-
tained joblessness. And, many job-
less workers who are 55 and older
are likely to never again approach the
status or wages of their previous jobs.
Numerous analysts have expressed
concern that many of the long-term
Please turn to JOBS 8D

Great Recession officially ended near-
ly two years ago and the fact of the
hardship many Americans are still
The official unemployment rate for
May inched up to 9.1 percent and a
just-barely-positive 54,000 new jobs
were tallied. That tinderscored the
fact that the labor market still has
seven million fewer jobs than at the
start of the crisis in December 2007
--- and that some 14 million Ameri-

of this year all jobless workers who taxes and tax cuts for the highest-in-
reach the normal six-month cutoff come earners.
point for unemployment benefits The administration was clearly
estimated at about four million hoping that during this year, the eco-
would automatically have their pay- nomic recovery would have gathered
ments renewed. The measure also enough steam to forge the kind of job
included another two million whose growth that would jump-start a sus-
benefits were lapsing during last De- tained paring of the jobless rolls. That
cember as well. hasn't happened. Instead, the slow-
In exchange, the President agreed ing of the momentum of economic
to extend for another two years the recovery has produced a keenly-felt
Bush-era provisions governing estate disconnect between the fact that the

By Lee A. Daniels

The gloomy federal jobs report for
May has brought to the forefront
again all the questions and fears -
about the economy and the jobs crisis
that six months ago were pushed into
the deep background by the compro-
mise on unemployment benefits be-
tween President Obama and the Re-
publicans in Congress. *
The legislation ensured that for all


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jobs scarce

for teeHS

Only 25 percent
expected to get
IDOrk this season

By Johnr Wisely and
Christina Hall

Seasonal job prospects are
so tight that three out of four
teens won't have a job 'this
summer, according to the Bu-
reau of Labor Statistics.
"It's- about as bad as it gets,"
says Joseph McLaughlin, se-
nior research associate at the
Center for Labor Market Stud-
ies at Northeastern University
i otn.p "at arummmr wmeen
low for 16- to 19-year-olds."
McLaughlin doesn't expect
much improvement this year.
The official teen unemploy-
ment rate is about 25 percent,
but that figure doesn't count

fathorer n ny2 ec of
them will actually have jobs.
That level of discouragement
or disinterest worries many
"What concerns me most is
when I see youth who are idle:
not working and not going to
school," says Betsey Steven-
son, chief economist for the
LJ.S. Department of Labor. In
July 2001, about 50 percent of
16- to 17-year-olds worked, she
McLaughlin says teen em-
ployment was high through the
1990s, fell in the recession of
2001 and never really bounced
back. By 2007, employment
rates for teens were falling
again and now sit at historic
He says the end of Recovery
Please turn to TEENS 10D

CEOs expect hiring, spending to grow

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The insistent question: Where is the employment?


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By Bill Sanderson And S.A. Miller

You'll see lower prices at the gas
pump and in the grocery store
thanks to a decision by President
Obama and other world leaders
to release 60 million barrels of oil
from emergency stocks.
About half the total 30 mil-
lion barrels will come from US
reserves. Obama administration of-
ficials say they're releasing the oil
to offset disruptions in Middle East
Analysts say the move will quick-
ly be felt at the pump.
Prices will start dropping over the
next seven to 10 days, and consum-
ers could end up paying 11 to 14
cents less for a gallon of gas, said
Patrick DeIlaan, an analyst for the
Web site Gasbuddy.com.
Prices won't fall right away, be-
cause gas stations don't want to


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



DeadHin for Request for Additional Information/Clarification: 7/512011 at

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at www. miamigov.com/procurement,- Telephone No:'(305)

NO. 12271. 'Ct aae

AD NO. 002413 Johnny Martinez

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Sealed bids will be received by the City of Miami City Clerk at her office located
at City Haill, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133 for the following:



Deadline for Request for Additional Information/Clarification: 71812011 at
kQQ.. _M..

Detailed specifications for this bid are available at the City of Miami, Purchasing
Department, website at www.miamigov.com/procurement, -Telephone No. (305)

NO. 12271. Ct age

AD NO. 009081 Johnny Martinez

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The County Mayor, Miami-Dade County (County), pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, Sections 2-8.1 and 2-10.4 of the County
Code, implementing Order 3-34, Administrative Order (A.Q.) 3-39, and Ordinance Q8-92, announces that professional engineering
services will be required for Construction Engineering and Inspection for Wharf Strengthening for the Miami-Dade Seaport Department.
This solicitation is one of the projects denoted within the Economic Stimulus Plan (ESP), as approved by the Board of County
Commissioners (BCC). As a result, an expedited solicitation process will be utilized.
As such proposers will be evaluated utilizing only First Tier criteria, as indicated in the Notice to Professional Consultants
(NYTPC) Section 3.3, Proposal Evaluation,
Construction Engineering and Inspection services for the Wharves Strengthening Program in advance of Phase III of the Port of Miami
Hartor Dredging Project. The scope of services shall include the following projects: wharf strengthening, drainage improvements, crane
rail beam improvements, and other adjacent and any related ancillary construction programs.
The Consultant shall provide professional services including: assisting with construction program logistics; planning; schedule.
development and monitoring; permitting; safety coordination; security compliance; oversight and review of contractors' performance;
special inspections and testing; review of pay requests; contract compliance; change order analysis with recommendations; design
change proposals; cost performance; coordinating and overseeing quality construction assurance from construction nolice-to-proceed
(NTP) through final acceptance including commissioning as necessary; oversight of the placement of all materials in accordance with the
contract documents, all warranties and ensuring that the contractor provides as-built drawings in CADD format during project close-out
so the designer of record can produce record drawings in the same format for archiving; assisting with records management; document
control and financial records; assisting with Board of County Commission (BCC) agenda item preparation; meeting coordination;
documentation and other related services. This includes the review, preparation and response, tracking and processing of Requests
for Information (RFis), field change requests, supplemental 'agreements and change orders. The Consultant shall coordinate quality
assurance testing with the materials testing firm. The Consultant shall provide these professional services on-site consistent with the daily
activities of the contractor per the contractors' schedule in order to provide quality assurance and compliance with plans, specifications,
appropriate codes, and adherence to schedules; and any supportive tasks ancillary to the primary scope' of services.
The PSA will have an effective term of three years with a base estimate of $3,500,000.
The experience and qualification denoted below is applicable to the prime:
1) Must have three years experience in deep draft cargo ports, cargo terminals, wharves, bulkheads, soil anchors, fenders, bollards
and foundation system.
11.00 General Structural Engineering (PRIME)
17.00 Engineerihg Construction Management (PRIME)
9.02 Soils, Foundations and Materials Testing Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Services
9.03 Soils, Foundations and Material Testing Concrete and Asphalt Testing Services
9.04 Soils, Foundations and Material Testing Non-Destructive Testing and Inspections
15.01 Surveying and Mapping Land Surveying
A copy of the Notice To Professional Consultants (NTPC), forms and accompanying, participation provisions (as applicable) may be
obtained at the Office of Capital Improvements Architectural & Engineering Unit located at 111 NW 1St Street, 21st Floor, Miami, FL
33128. The phone number and fax respectively for the unit is (305) 375-2307 and (305) 350-6265. A solicitation notification will,be
forwarded electronically to all consultants who are pre-qualified with Miami-Dade County and have included an e-mail address in their
vendor registration form. It will also be e-mailed to those who have vendor enrolled on-line. The NTPC and accompanying documents
may be obtained on line at http://www.miamidade.gov/ocila_e.asp, at the following link "Solicitations On-Line."
The Consultant Coordinator for this project is Mike Ramos who may be contacted via e-mail at ramosmi@miamidade.gov, fax: (305)
350-6265 or phone: (305) 375-5215.
One (1) Agreement 19% Community Business Enterprise (CBE) Goal
A pre-submittal project briefing for interested firms will be held on June 30, 2011, at 2:00 R.M, at the Citizen's Independent Transportation
Trust (CITT) Main Conference Room, 10th Floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, located at 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, Florida. While
attendance IS NOT mandatory, interested parties ARE ENCOURAGED to attend.
Deadline for submission of proposals is July 14th, 2011 at 3:30 P.M., LOCAL TIME, all sealed envelopes and containers must
be received at Miaml-Dade County, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, 111 NW 1st Street, 17th Floor, Suite 202,
This solicitation is subject to Miami-Dade County's Cone of Silence pursuant to Section 2-11.1(t) of the Miami-Dade County Code, as
amended. Please review Miami-Dade County Administrative Order 3-27 for a complete and thorough description of the Cone of Silence.




MDX WORK PROGRAM NO(S).: 814t09.050

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority ("MDX"' or "Authority"), requires
the services of a qualified Consultant to provide Construction Engineering
and Inspection (CE&I) Services for the Design-Build Project for SR 874
Mainline Reconstruction. For a copy of the RFQ with information on the
Scope of Services, Pre-qualification and submittal requirements, please
logon to MDX's Website; www.mdxway.com to download the documents
under "Doing Business with MDX: Vendor Login", or call MDX's
Procurement Department at 305-637-3277 for assistance. Note: In order to
download any M'DX solicitation, you must first be registered as a Vendor
with MDX. This can only be facilitated throu b MDX's Website,
www.mdxway.com under "Doing Business with MDX: Vendor
Registration". A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference is scheduled for
June 30, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. The deadline for submitting a Proposal is
July 26, 2011 by 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time.



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Advanced GYN Clinic
Blue Cross Blue Shield of FL
C. Brian Hart Insurance
City of Miami City Clerk
City of Miami Purchasing Department
Doctor Raymond
Don Bailey's Carpet
Great Care Pharmacy
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jako CS 06 th S~stem
King Photography Studio & Graphis Art Services
Law Office of Daniel J. Schwartz, P.A.
Miami Childrens Initiative
Miami-Dade Aviation Department Contracts
Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Miami-Dade Port of Miami
Miami-Dade Water and Sewer

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North Shore Medical Center
SEIU Healthcare Florida, Local 1991
Shima Hair, Inc.
Sister Marie
The Faith Center Ministries
The Georgia Witch Doctor and Root Doctor
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Verizon Wireless

immediately pass along their good
fortune to customers, DeHaan said.
When prices fall just a penny or
two per gallon, people buy as much
as if prices dropped more steeply,
DeHaan explained. So dealers
profit maore when they lower prices
"They simply don't want to pass
along the entire decrease at once,"
he said. "This is one of the times
they can make a little bit more
Food prices will also drop. Over
.the last few years, prices for corn,
bread, beef and other foodstuffs
have become closely aligned with
crude oil prices as more corn is
-converted to ethanol for automobile
Nearly 50 percent of all corn is
used to make ethanol, said Bill
Lapp, an Omaha-based food econo-
"Corn is used to produce feed for
livestock and dairy animals. The
corn ~crop in volume is bigger than
all the other crops .put together,',
Please turn to OIL 10D

find inspiration in her cur-
rent success,
A 4,500-seat auditorium
is expected to be full for the
one-person graduation cer-
emony. Tickets were sold for
10 rand (about $1). Local re-
porters said hawkers selling
fake tickets on Bloemfontein
streets didn't increase the
price. University officials

warned that those with fake
tickets would not be admit-
Winfrey is a frequent visi-
tor to South Africa, where
she opened a school in 2007
dedicated to giving bright
young women of all races
opportunities in a society
where they are handicapped
by conservative traditions as

well as the poor schools that
are a legacy of apartheid.
The school's first class
just graduated, overcoming
early setbacks that included
a scandal over a dormitory
supervisor accused of trying
to kiss. and fondle students.
The supervisor was acquit-
ted of sexual assault charges
last year.

continued from 7D

Afrikaans. The English stu-
dents stuck to ether then
Not now, De Reuck said.
De Reuck said Black and
white students at the univer-
sity can connect to Winfrey's
personal story of early years
of struggle and abuse, and

could buy the ~corn,
equipment, transpor-
tation, and how much
things woidd cost, all
of that stuff."
The crunch treat .is
.sold in bags ranging
from $3-$8 a bag. He
describes his popcorn
as the perfect mix
between the two ele-
ments thiat make his
snack so unique.
"It's a balance be-
tween sweet and salty,

he said. "I just tried it
out and it's the perfect
balance between sweet
and salty. Yesterday I
gave this guy a sample;
he took it, walked away
and came back. He
said I knew this was
going to be different
than the other pop-
corn but it is way dif-
ferent, it is better than
the regular popcorn."
Jumpp has been in
the business for close

to a year now. While
his business is still in
its early stages, he be-
lieves things are going
as planned.
"It's getting there, it's
getting there," he said. .
I don't actually stay in
one place; I go to the
festivals and events.
It's pretty much a
growing business.
Hard work is a key as-
pect to this business,
what you put mnto this

business is what you
get out of it. Packing
my trailer is prob-
ably the most difficult
thirig. After a long day
of work packing a trail-
er with equipment is
pretty tough work."

continued from 7D

investor. When the
market crashed, he de
cided to choose a busi
ness where he could be
his own boss.
"I did some research
on the Internet to find
out all. the :aspects
of hop to get things
started from A to Z,"
lie said. "I just did
research on where I

The search

for jobs


continued from 7D

unemployed will never
again find consistent
Further, the May ~
jobs report, in which


upward from
16.1 to 16.2

percent, again under-
lined the intensify-
ing racially-skewed
dynamic within the
broader economic cri-
sis. And figures for
Blacks mask the sepa-
rately alarming predic-,
aments of Black male
and female workers.
Unemployment for the
former climbed from
18.1 to 18.6 percent,
while that of 131ack fe-
males stood in May at
14.1 percent.
That was just one of
numerous statistics -
including homeown-
ership rates, the inci-
dence of foreclosures,
funds saved for retire-
ment, household in-
come, access to health
care and poverty rates
- that show, amid the
difficult present and
worrisome prospects
for several segments of
American workers in
general, Blacks' pre-
dicament continues to
be the worst of all.th

data, tho Baackoune -
ployment rate, seem-
ing now to be slowly
spiraling upward on a
curve of its own, pres-
ents the greatest dan-
ger Th eason is sim-
l clf fewer an fwaer
of the other indices of
their economic status
will get worse.

Prices drop by 'crude' methods

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TV mogul honored with South African degree

Commissioner Jordan hosts internship program

process, students are required
to participate in a two-day
orientation to learn business
etiquette, financial literacy, re-
sume writing, as well as tips for
improving interviewing skills.
As an additional require-
ment, students participate in
community service and team
building projects, where they
learn the importance of civic
involvement and team work.

Commissioner Barbara J.
Jordan (right), informs her
new SYII interns about what
tey can expect rom h


Florida Department of Environmental Protection
.Air Resource Section, Southeast D~istrict Office
Air Construction Permit
Project No. 0250232-012-AC
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami-Dade County, Florida

Applicant: The applicant for this project is Jackson Memorial Hospital. The: applicant's authorized
representative and address is: Regginald L. Jordan, Corporate Director: of Support Services, Jackson
Memorial Hospital, .1611 NW 12 Avenue, Miami, Florida. 33136-1094.

Facility Location: Jackson Memorial Hospital operates the existing Hospital, which is located in Miami-Dade
County at ~1611 NW 12 Avenue, Miami, Florida.

Project: On April 19, 2011, Jackson Memorial Hospital submitted an application proposing to maintain in
operation two existing 25.11 MMBtu per hour Kewane~e Scotch Marine Boilers (Model H35-600-GO2) at the
facility, and to keep in operation seventeen emergency generator units (EU-12) that serve different buildings
around the hospital campus.

The draft construction permit will allow the facility to replace two of the emergency generator units that
comprise Emissions Unit 012. The replacement will consist of two Kato 770 kW generators (Nos. 8 and 9)
serving utility centers #1 and #2 with two new 2,000 kW Florida Detroit Diesel-Allison generator units.

In addition, the draft construction permit approves the conversion of the gas fueled Caterpillar Engine, Model
G3516, that provides power to the York International Chiller,
Model YGTSDBJ4 (Emission Unit 011). The engine was converted from gas fuel to power by an electric
motor. Given that there are no specific emissions standards for electric motors, this emissions unit will not
be included in this permit.

Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with
the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida
Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an
air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit
determination for this project is the Department of Environmental ~Protection's Air Resource Section in the
Southeast District Office. The Permitting Authority's physical and mailing address is: 400 North Congress
Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. The Permitting Authority's telephone number is

Project File: A complete project file is available for public inspection during the normal business hours 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above
for the Permitting Authority. The complete project file includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation
and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of the
confidential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority's
project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition,
electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state.fl.ustair/

Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air
construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable
assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will
comply with~ all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C.
The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft
Permit unless a timely petition for and administrative hearing is filed under Section 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
.or unless public coinment received in accordance with this notice results in a different decision or a significant
change of terms or conditions.

Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for
a period of 14 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written~ comments must be received by
the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14-day period. If written
comments received result in a significant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the
Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments filed will be made available for
public inspection.

Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must
contain the information set forth below and must be filed' with (received by) the Department's Agency Clerk
in the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: 850/245-2241). Petitions filed by
any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be filed within 14
days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section
120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may file
a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail
a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of filing. The failure of any
person to file a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to
request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.659 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene
in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by
another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance
with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority's action is based must contain
the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or
identification number if known; (b) The name, address an'd telephone number of the petitioner; the name,
address and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for
service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial
rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received
notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If
there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including
the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the
agency's proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or
statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute
the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority's action is based shall state that no such facts are in
dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301,
F A.C.

Because: the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a
petition means that the Permitting Authority's final action may be different from the position taken by It in this
Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such
final decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the
proceeding, In accordance with the requirements set forth above.

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Students build

Partnerships in
District One

Twenty-seven new recruits
filed into the North Dade Re-
gional Library on Monday,
June 13, 2011 for a two-day
orientation, ready to take on
the real world. The 27 individu-
als, all students from the ages
of 16-21, will get a taste of the
working world through Com-
missioner Barbara J. Jordan's
6th Annual Summer Youth
Internship Initiative Program
The SYII Program advocates
a strong commitment to the
professional development of
students from District 1. This
summer, Commissioner Jor-
dan will provide high school
and college students with the
opportunity to work and build
partnerships with some of the
district's most prominent busi-
ness leaders for an eight-week
period. SYII business partners
include Lawrence Wright and
Partners, Warren Henry Auto-
mobiles, Ave, AA Acquisitions,
LLC, Antioch Missionary Bap-
tist Church, Orange Bowl Com-

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group circle for a pep talk.
mittee, Calder Race Course,
Larry Willis Insurance Agency,
Dwight Stepherison Construc-
tion, EAC Consulting, North
Dade Federal Credit Union, Ex-
perience Aviation, Florida Mar-
lins, Miami-Dade Expressway
Authority, Miami Dolphins, El
Dorado Furniture, GJB Con-
sulting, Lehman Toyota/Sci-
on/Mazda, and Commissioner
Barbara J. Jordan's office.
"The experience gained
through this program is invalu-
able. These students are given

hands-on experience working
in the private sector and gain
the tools necessary to become
successful in the workforce,"
said Commissioner Jordan.
"Interns who have participated
in my internship program have
gone -on to become full-time
employees for SYII business
partners. In this economy, this
kind of experience will put a job
candidate ahead ~of the pack."
The SYII is a holistic summer
employment program. Follow-
ing a constructive interview

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as well," says Cris
Robson, Workforce
Investment Act youth
specialist for the Ma-
comb/St. Clair Work-
force Development
Board, in suburban
She says the eligibil-
ity-based program will
help, about 400 teens
find jobs this year,
down from about 600
last summer.
Jamie Marchew-
ka, 17, of Chester-
field Township, Mich.,
landed her first job

earlier this month.
She'll earn $7.49 an
hour as a playground
assistant for the Parks
and Recreation De-
partment in neighbor-
ing Clinton Township.
She'll work four days
a week through early
She applied over the
winter, interviewed in
April and was offered
the job in May.
"I was thrilled," she
says. "I came down the
stairs saying, 'Mom, I
got my first job."'

continued from 7D

Act funding for sum-
mer jobs is one factor,
but with consumer
spending down, the
retail sector, a tradi
tional stronghold of
teen employment, also
has struggled. Tighter
municipal budgets
also mean fewer jobs
at libraries, parks and
"Jobs are more
scarce, and that in-
cludes for students,

employer. The victim
then would receive an
unwelcome IRS notice
that he or she failed to
report everything that
was earned. The vic-
tim would then need to
work with the tax agen-'
cy to sort things out.
Shulman said the
IRS can significantly
increase its protection
after someone has been
victimized the first
Tax form 14039, the
IRS Identity Theft Affi-
davit, allows the agen-
cy to mark an account
to identify future qiues-
tionable activity. A task
force of the IRS and
other agencies estab~
lished a website, STOP-
FRAUD.gov, which tells
taxpayers what to do if
they suspect identity

By Larry Margasak

Imagine filing your tax
return and learning
that someone else got
your refund. With your
name and Social Secu-
rity number, no less.
The IRS is grappling
with a nearly five-fold
increase in taxpayer
identity theft between
2008 and 2010, a Gov
ernment Accountabil-
ity Office official plans
to tell a House hear-
ing this week. There
were 248,357 incidents
in 2010, compared to
51,702 in 2008.
The GAO findings,
obtained by The As-
sociated Press, don't
begin to describe the
-pain for a first-time vic-
tim, who must wait for
a refund while the IRS
sorts out which return
is real and which is a
Many identity thieves
don't get prosecut-
ed, according James
White, director of stra-
tegic issues for the
GAO. '
"IRS officials told
us that IRS pursues
criminal investigations
of suspected iden-
tity thieves in only a
small number of cas-
es," White says in tes-
timony prepared for a
House Oversight and
Government Reform
He said that in the

OR crimia 1 vstithe
tions division initiated
just over 4,700 inves-
tigations of all types -
far less than the iden-

Oil barrel prices steadily

continued from 8D

Lapp said. "Anything
that influences the
price of corn is going
to influence the price
of everything else.'*
The cost of fuel to
truck food to your
store isn't much of a
consideration in the
final price, Lapp said.
It's less clear how the
release will affect air_
fares, which remain,
substantially higher
than last summer.
Though fuel prices are

reserves would have
been a better idea at
the beginning of the
Libyan rebellion.
SFederal officials
have been talking
lately about expand-
ing the reserve, De-
Haan said. It now
holds enough to sup-
ply US energy needs
for about 37 days; the
release will reduce the
margin to about 35V2
"My wallet likes it,"
DeHaan said. "But I
think it's ~probably a
bad idea."

usually files later, and
only then learns from
the IRS that two re-
turns were filed using
the same Social Secu-
rity number,
Some thieves steal a

name and Social Secu-
rity number to obtain
a job. The employer
will report the thief's
wage information to
the IRS, as would the
legitimate taxpayer's

down, travel demand
is up, and airlines are
filling seats at higher
prices. A ticket that
cost $250 in Janu-
ary costs $320 now,
said Rick Seaney, of
While Obama's move
will unpinch consum-
ers' wallets, experts
aren't sure that open-
ing up the reserves is
a good idea.
"Gas prices have
already been coming
down," said DeHaan,
who beliq~es releas-
ing fuel from strategic

continued from 7D

high energy costs and
overall weak hiring.
Oil and gas prices
have come down from
recent highs because of
concerns that the glob-
al economy is weaken-
ing and will require
less fuel. But energy
costs remain high and
are still a "kitchen ta
ble" issue for consum-
ers, reducing spending
on goods and services,
Seidenberg said. Con-

summer spending makes
up 70 percent of U.S.
economic activity.
A government report
on wholesale prices out
recently showed that
wholesale gas prices
rose by the small-
est amount in eight
months. Economists
hope that the U.S.
economy can grow
faster in the second
half of the year if gas-
oline prices decline,
leaving shoppers with
more money to spend
on other goods.

Job prospects low for teenagers

Taxpayer identity theft is soaring


tity theft cases alone.
"We want to know
why this problem is ap-
parently getting much
worse," said Rep. Todd
Platts; R-Pa., chairman
of the subcommittee.
"By bringing these is-
sues to the public as
quickly as possible,
the committee hopes
to give citizens the nec-
essary information so
they can protect them-
selves from such iden-
tity theft."
IRS Commissioner
Douglas Shulman, in
his prepared state-
ment, defended the
criminal investigation
record. He said his
criminal division con-
centrates on schemes
of national scope and
added that 95 percent
of those prosecuted for
refund-related identity
theft' go to piso iees

typically submit re-
turns for refunds early
in the filing season.
The legitimate taxpayer




The Miami City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on July 14, 2011, at 9:00
AM, to consider the award of contracts to the for-profit and not-for-profit organi-
zations listed below through pass-through funds from The Children's Trust, for
the 2011-2012 contract period, for the provision of literacy instruction, teacher
supervision, mentoring, family activities, community workshops and other such
activities in conjunction with education services to be provided in conjunction
with the following grant from The Children's Trust to the City, and to consider
the City Manager's recommendations and finding that competitive negotiation
methods are not practicable or advantageous regarding these issues:
School Year Out of School Service Activities, "Holmes Elementary,
Miami Learning Zone" Program--Mad Science South Florida, Inc.,
Arts for Learning/Miami, Inc., and Strong Women, Strong Girls, Inc.
Inquiries regarding this notice may be addressed to Esther Baisera, Education
Initiatives Coordinator, City of Miami Office of Grants Administration, at (305)

This action is being considered pursuant to Section 18-85 (A) of the Code of
the City of Miami, Florida, as amended (the "Code"). The recommendations and
findings to:be considered in this matter are set forth in the proposed resolution
and in Code Section 18-85 (A), which are deemed to be incorporated by refer-
ence herein and are available as with th(! regularly scheduled City Commission
meeting of July 14, 2011, at Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami,

All interested individuals are invited to attend this hearing and may comment on.
the proposed issue. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City
Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, that person-
al shall ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made including all
testimony and evidence upon which an appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing
special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the Of-
fice of the City Clerk at (305) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding. '

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15404) City Clerk



A public hearing will be held by the City Commission of the City of Miami, Flor-
ida, on July 14, 2011, at 9:00 AM at City Hall, located at 3500 Pan American
Drive, Miami, Florida, for the purpose of granting the following:


All interested persons are invited to appear and may be heard concerning this
item. Should any person desire to appeal any decision of the City Commission
with respect to any matter considered at this hearing, that person shall ensure
`thait a verbatim record of the proceedings. is made, including all testimony and
evidence upon any appeal may be based (F.S. 286.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons need-
ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding may contact the
Office of the City Clerk at (30,5) 250-5361 (Voice) no later than two (2) business
days prior to the proceeding, or at (305) 250-5472 (TTY) no later than three (3)
business days prior to the proceeding.

Priscilla A. Thompson, CMC
(#15402) City Clerk

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93 Street NW 18 Avenue
Two bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.
96 Street NW 5 Avenue *
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
washer hook-up, $850
monthly. 954-430-0849

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1756 NW 85 Street
$550 moves you in,
Call 786-389-1686
2565 NW 92 Street
Lights, air and water includ-
ed. Nienei hborhood. $5 5

$263 bi-weekly, $788 move
in. 305-624-8820
2905 NW 57 Street
Small,` furnished efficiency
$550 monthly plus $100
security deposit, first aind last
month. $1200 to move in.
Furnished, private entrance.
Furnished. -tiitis mocluded.

New floor and fridge
Air, utilities, cable. $600
monthly. 7152005 yoe in.

Furnished studio, private en-
trance, kitchen, air, cable, util-
ities included. 954-274-4594
Move-In Special! $375
monthly. Call 305-717-6084.

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
Fun0h5e5dNW. 114 Streetret
in rear. No kitchen, micro-
wave only. $150 down, $300
monthly. 786-663-4064
13377 NW 30 Avenue
Etak lreer, pe0 .kyutili-
305-474-8186, 305-691-3486
1722 NW 77 Street
$115 weekly,new carpet,
1775 NW 151 Street
Fully furnished, refrigerator,
microwave, cable, air and
heat. Two locations. -
Call 954-678-8996

Clear roomW Snld~es Ea ca-
blkiwtnr, 4elctricityntand use
4744 NW 15 Court
Clean rooms with air $390
mthly. Call 305-479-3632.
5500 NW 5 Avenue
$ wky ofr e utlties k 8 h

cn bt oe pr ra

kitchen. Ca I 305-835-2728

685 0W 15Ae

Call 786-558-8096
7749 NW 15 Avenue
Kitchen, utilities, air, cable.
$375 mthly. 305-218-4746
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
9200 NW 25 Avenue

One furnished room for rent.
305-528-3716, 305-625-3081
Nice quiet room, near bus ter-
minal. Call 305-766-2055
2170 Washington Avenue
Clean a os, 110 weekly,

-700 0-7-, ws -n IECOO(An man

1785 NW 67 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1150 monthly, Section 8
welcome, call 786-277-3434.
1800 Rutland Street
Newly remodeled three bdrm,
one bath, central air, Section
8 welcome. 786-356-1457
1840 NW 69 Street

receio n8 rK 76- 62-7b3
19350 NW 54 Court
Updated three bdrms, two
bat3A2 -ied ce al ar L ke

20115 NW 9 Avenue
Three bdrms, two baths, cen-
tral air, Florida room, fenced-
Seto 684 ,K 603 mth 2
2113 NW 76 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 accepted. -
CALL Gigi7863656- 487 or

2130 Wilmington Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 accepted.
CALL Gigi 786-356-0487 or
Lo 786-356-0486
Tw2171 Williml gtn$5 a
month, r78 -344-5010
2540 NW 152 Terrace
Updated three bedroom, one
bath, tile, central air. $1325
monthly. 305-662-5505
2871 NW 196 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath.
2920 NW 161 Terrace
Three bedrooms. $1450
monthly. 786-277-9378
5551 NW 15 Avenue
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, two
bath. $1400 monthly. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

Three bdroom Stt baths,
$1100, 786-344-5010.
7753 NW 2 Court
..wo bedroom, one bath
house, $700 monthly
central air, all appli-
ances ilud~ed.TF~ree 19

Call Joel 786-355-7578

781 N.W 77 Street
One bedroom with air, $600
monthly. 305-742-1050
810 NW 84th Street
Updated three bdrms, one
bth, tied,-6c ntml air, $1275
Theo nid twoo bedrooms'

after 1 p.m., 305-796-5252.

$250 monthly all utilities
included. Call 305-722-4433.

2295 NW 46 Street
One bedroom $625, newly
renovated, appliances includ-
ed. Call Tony 305-213-5013
2701 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly. $700 mdoevde
in. Il apipli nnce TV ued

Call Joel 786-355-7578

On bero, reoe4 -0

2804 NW 1 Avenue
Two .bdrms, one bath, $595
monthly, $900 move in.
AII appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV Call
Joel 786-355-7578

3301 NW 51 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$595 moves you in. Applianc-
es included. 786-389-1686
50 NW 166 Street .
New four bedrooms, two
baths. $1600. Section 8 OK.
5120 NW 23 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath, wa-
ter included. $550 monthly.
George 305-283-6804
5200 NW 26 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. Free
gift for Section 8 tenants.
$300 deposit. $675 first
month, $975 moves you in.
Jenny 786-663-8862

5510 SW 32 Street
Two and one half bdrms, one
bath, living room, washer and
dryer connection $8F0 rmtm y
Iast. 786-370-0832
561 NW 6 Street
One bdm bo~ne b th $495.

5927 NW 5 Avenue
One bedroom, new applianc-
es, tiled floors. $575 monthly,
$1150 moves you in.

One an~dtwo Sdrm~s,$595
and $695. Call 954-482-5400
699 NE 92 Street Apt 4
Beautiful one bedroom. One
block west of Biscayne Boul-
vard. $750 monthly. First and
last to move in. 786-399-7724
8295 N.E. Miami Court

cnra ir ie kit hnb an
bath. Walk in closet: $675
monthly. 305-793-0002
8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrm. Section 8 OK.
9200 NW 25 Avenue
One bedroom, air. $650
monthly. 305-691-2703 or
Move in wi fir t month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ance~s0 au dry gt.SFrom


Overtown, Liberty City,

ThrHe BrooTs .Tm day
approval. Call for specials.

P usb 08er piu~s,2 5'
FROM $400.00
Remodeled efficiencies, one,
two, three bdrms; two bath.
Central air, laundry, gated.
Office 1023 NW 3 Ave.
E RO qaify Mv n spe
two bedrooms, $595. Free
water 786-236-1144

One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. 305-717-6084
Studio, remodeled. Section 8
Welcome 78568-32021-4368 or

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 bedroom. $500 moves
you in. Call 305-600-7280
305-603-9592 646-542-9022
Ovrtown Ar a

305-603-9592 305-375-0673
Call Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm
Overtown Area,
one bdrm, $400
30 -610 99F2r 35-375-0673

Two bod mH, onA bathREA868,
one bedroom, $704, studio
$543, deposit. 305-297-0199

One bdrm, one bath. Special
$475. 305-717-6084
Two bedrooms, one bath
$750. Section 8 welcome
New apartments, one bed-
eodm o eo ath ,00 two
1613 N.W. 1st Place
Call 305-948-4842

1515 NE 125 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath, Easy to
move in 575 hl~y, Section

Fo1 Sbrt NmW 35SAvenue8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
725 NW 70 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$875 monthly. 786-399-8557

11277 NW 17 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, air,
laundry. 786-269-5643
1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two. bdrms, one bath. $450.

1524 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $495,
free water. 305-642-7080

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

18 Avenue NW 94 Street
Section OK .
One bedr~oor, 0o0 monthly.

To1b817mNW 41 Stbra htai
$800 mthly. $1900 move in.
Section 8 OK. 305-634-5794
1853 NW 74 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air an heat. 750 per

1876 NW 69 Street
Two bedrooms, one
bath. $750 monthly.
1890-94 NW 74 Terrace
Two bedrooms, one bath, ap-
pliances, air condition, fans,
woa ,ve n. 30mo 9-300
1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$500, appliances, free gas.

1984 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath, appli-
ances. Section 8 OK. 305-
333-4104 or 305-335-5544
2 NE 59 Terrace

Two 3b2 r~oos,1 Cn bath,
monthalya. By Appt. Only
33057 54-6959 ret
Ton bedroom, one bath.
$725ace, wappli ances g.
305-othy.7642-7080 3
4427 NW 23 Court

$1thy ,b mpt ,ntosbchs/l
air fecedyar. 35-62-

5328 NW 31 Ave t
Nice three. bedoomats. o

elementary sachol Cetall 0-
759-8924e oard 305-871-280
55378 NW 5th Avene
Two tre bedrooms, on at,
cenostra air, $850fie montl,
S tenns e Od e bo7 k 4D v

5657 NE 1t Coeurt
Two bedrooms, onew bath,

trNOSection 8 ecm. Diea

an month,. 786-356-1457. 3
5680-0 NW 6 Court
Two bedrooms, onew bath,ar.

stove ind refrigerate.
790100 NW 50 Pace
Thre bedroom, one bath, ai,$2
$95 mothly 786-399-8557
7630-3 NW 2 Court
Lagethe bedrooms, o btwo ar

8118 NW 12 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$8500 mothy 76305-28-127
86 Stee NE 2 Aveue
Twog bdrms. Sections 8 OK
Cahapll 305-754-7776
8748 N.W.70t Sturet
twsrteeiobedrooms, o btwo
C80alloth 305-495-0884

$575 Free N Water.

BV Martin Crutsinger

Sour reports Thursday
on the number of peo-
ple who sought unem-
ployment benefits and
buyers of new homes
illustrate what Federal
Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke acknowl-
edged Wednesday: Many
factors weighing on the
economy are proving to
be more chronic than
first imagined.
Applications for un-
employment benefits
rose to a seasonally
adjusted 429,000 last
week, the Labor Depart-
ment said Thursday. It
was the b ggst ju
in -a month and marked
the 11th straight week
that applications have
been above 400,000.
Elevated jobless benefit
claims signal a worsen-
ing job market.
New-home sales fell
in Maydta a seasonally

319,000, the Commerce
Department said. That's
far below the 700,000
homes a year that econ-
omists say must be sold
to sustain a healthy
housing market.
Sales of new homes
have fallen 18 percent
in the two years since
the recession ended.
Last year was the worst

for new-home sales on
records dating back half
a century.
Some stocks fell af-
ter the weaker data
on housing and lay-
offs were released. It
came one day after the
Fed lowered its outlook
for growth and unem-
ployment. The Dow
Jones industrial aver-
age dropped nearly 60
A renewed warning
from the European Cen-
tral Bank chief about
Europe's debt crisis
contributed to the day's
bleak economic news.
European Central Bank
President Jean-Claude
Trichet said the debt
crisis threatens to infect
banks. And an agree-
ment by 28 countries to
boost global oil supplies
forced energy stocks
"We have had a worri-
some string of soft num-
be ,d while kis painting
the recovery," said Sal
Guatieri, senior econo-
mist at BMO Capital
Markets. "The labor
.market is weakening,
according to the jobless
claims numbers, con-
fidence appears to be
Slipping among house-
holds, and small busi-
nesses and home sales
are still very depressed.".

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two bedrooms. Furnished
units available. $199. Total
move in. 786-488-5225
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Two bedrooms $800 $850
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1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom neo bath,

1212 NW 1 Avenue .
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 m ybly.Apopliances.

1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
t le, $ 0305 mhl -7000 to

12400 NE 12 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
Laundry room, Section 8,

354 826; 94-u !-6841
1245 NW 58 Street
Studio. $395 monthly. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

125 NW 18 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $350
monthly. $575 to m ve in.

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1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroomr, oneebath.

1317 NW 2 AVENUE
One bedroom n bath
$425. Ms.oShoor in #1 '

135 NW 18 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$450 month. $700 move
in. Allplip n sC inc ud d

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140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrms, one bath
14043-45 NE 2 AVENUE
Two bdrms, two baths. $950
14100 NW 6 Court
Huge one bdrm, one bath
with air, in quiet area, $650
monthly. 305-213-5013
14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Free Water 786-267-1646

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One bdrm, one bath, $425.
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1731 NW 183 Drive
Two bedrooms, one bath, tile
floors, n ar all facilities, free
water. $ 00 monthly. Security
required. 305-493-9635
1744 NW 1 Court .
One bedroom, one bath.
$495. Two bedroom, one
bath $595.BApp iances,

1801 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550 monthly. $850 to
incmuodved Fre 19p ncho LD
TV Call:
Joel 786-355-7578

1818 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425.
Appliances, Mr. Hinson #6
1835 NW 2 Court
Two bedrooms. Free water.
$900 move in. $450 deposit.
$450 monthly. 786-454-5213
190 NW 51 Street
One bedroom. $775 to move
in. 786-389-1686
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

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450,
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NBA gets highest marks for racial, gender hiring

rs The Miami Children's Initiative has
scheduled a neeting for its Finance
~i~C Committee on. July. 5, 2011. The meet-
ing will begin at 4:30 pm and will be held
in the 4th Floor Conference Room of the
Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue. Mrs.
Elaine Black is the Finance Chair. AII are welcome
to attend.

The. Miami Children's Initiative has scheduled a
. Board of Directors meeting on July 5, 20,11. The
meeting will begin at 6:00 pm and will be held in the
4th Floor Conference Room of the Joseph Caleb
Center, 5400 NW 22nd Avenue. Ms. Annie Neas-
man is the Board Chair. All are welcome to attend.

ITB NO. MIDAD-03-0 .
The Miami-Dade' Aviation Department is announcing the availability
of the above referenced advertisement, which can be obtained by
visiting the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) Website at
http://H~wwwmiamni-airport.co~m/bsiness, advertisements~aspl and then, selecting
the respective solicitation
Copies of the ITB solicitation package can only be obtained through the MDAD,
Contracts Administration Division, in person~ or via courier at 4200 NW 36th
Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor, Miami, FL 33122, or through' a mail request
to P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL 33102-5504. The cost for each solicitation
package is .$5.@0 (non-refundable) check or money order payable to:
Miami-Dade Aviation Department,
This solicitation is subject to the Cone of Silenice in accordance with section 2-11. 1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code,

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The Public is advised that a Public Hearing will be held
on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 2:00 P.M., by the Intemal
Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee (IMFRC) of
the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
in the County Commission Chambers located on the Second
Floor of the Miami-Dade Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. First
Street, Miami, Florida, at which time the IMFRC will consider;
*An Ordinance appointing a Board of Commissioners of '
the NW79th StreetCorridorCommunity Redevelopment
Agency and designating their respective terms of office;
delegating certain redevelopment powers to such
The NW 79th Street Corridor Area is generally described as
being bounded on the east by NW 7th Avenue, on the west by
NW 37th Avenue, on the north by NW 87th Street, and on the
south by NW 62nd Street.
All interested parties may appear and be heard at the time and
place specified above, Copies of the ordinance may be obtained
from the Clerk, Board of County Commissioilers, 17th Floor of
the Miami-Dade County Stephen P. Clark Center
A person who decides to appeali any decision made by the Board
Agency or Commission withr respect to arny matter considered at
thi me ng are ta~ring war anoeedbat r d ofth roceelir sing"*
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As he wras in birth, Mar-
kieff Morris came first, go-
ing to those same Suns with
the 13th selection in the first
round of this year's entry
draft. After his brother exited
the green room and stepped
to the podium, Marcus Mor-
ris briefly allowed the emo-
tion of the moment to over-
take him. It was a touching
scene, one that drove home
the likelihood that the twins,
inseparable since birth,
would find themselves on dif-
ferent teams and in differ-
ent cities for the first time in
their lives.
Shortly thereafter, in an in-
terview televised on ESPN's
draft coverage, a more co~-
posed Marcus cracked a joke
about the prospect of split-
ting from Markieff.
"It ain't the end of the world.
I'll see him again," he said. "I
mean, I'll send him flowers or
some fruit. It'll be good."
..Marcus Morris didn't have
much time to compare' gift
basket prices, because min-

berg wrote. "Maybe the fact
that Markieff has a defined
position at power forward
made him more attractive to
teams than his twin brother,
a hybrid forward -who critics
'tsay lacks the height to play~
in the paint and the lateral
quickness to play on the pe-
~Whatever the.reasoning be-
hind Phoenix electing to take
Markieff, the seven-minutes-
older brother .noted ,a mix
of: elation and anxiety after.
t hearing his named called.
"Qnce I was called, I still
had a little, you know, a lit-
tle pressure: on me waiting
for my brother to be called,",
Markieff Morris told .report-
ers. "Once he was called, it
just came off, and we are both
grateful and thankftd~."
,ck that "It's just amazing. It's just'
.d go as amazing how things play out,"
phoenix Marcus Morris said. "[I'm] just
surprise thanking God'. He really has
ard be- a plan for us.- It just plays out
regarded the exact way we wanted it to. .
" Eisen- It's just so amazing."

By Dan Devine

On Sept. 2, 1989, Markieff
Morris and Marcus Mor-
ris were born seven minutes
apart in North Philadelphia.
On June 23, 2011, the twin
brothers and former Uni-
versity of Kansas standouts
were chosen back-to-back, -
just seven minutes and 13
seconds apart, in the 2011
NBA Draft, in Newark, N.J.,
about two hours away from
their place of birth,
The Morrises are the-third
.set of twins to' be chosen in
the first round of the NBA's
first-year player kntry draft,
following sibling pairs Horace
and Harvey Grant and Brook
and Robin Lopez. Horace was
the 10th overall pick of the
Chicago Bulls in 1987, while
Harvey went 12th to the
Washington Bullets the fol-
lowing year. The New Jersey
Nets chose Brook with the
10th pick in 2008; fivre picks
later,. Robin 'came off the
board to the Phoenix Suns.

a al
Marcus andl IV~rkieff Morris

,many college and draft ob-
servers who were somewhat
taken aback by Markieff Mor-
,ris coming off the board be-
fore Mlarcus, who was named
Big 12 Player of the Year last

utes later, the Houston Rock-
ets chose him with the -14th
pick ini the first round.
Jef~f Eisenberg, the ace col-
lege` basketball writer behind
our YI brother blog The Dag~-
ger, echoed the sentiments of

"It's not a huge ~sho
Markieff Morris woul
high as No. 13 to P
but it's definitely a r
he came off the bo;
fore his more highly r
twin brother Marcus,

Ihas been studying diversity
hiring in sports since 1987.
"!I think it's the leadership
of [NBA Commissioner). Da-
vid Stern," ~said Dr. Richard
Lapchick, director of TIDES.
"One of the things he said
to me, 'My goal is we'll be so
good we'll never notice when
people of color are hired or
firedd' i think the NBA has
pretty much gotten to that
point in those keys positions
of coach and general manager
and leadership on individual
teams. They've just done an
impressive job."

The report coincided with
the Dallas Mavericks' Terde-
ma U~ssery becoming the first
Black president and CEO of a

There were nihe Black head
coaches, one more than the
previous year, and one Asian,
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Women made up 42 percent
of professional employees .in
the league office.
Sacramento's Marina K~olo-
kotronis and New Jersey's
Irina Pavlova became the first
women team presidents since
2007-08. Only 15 percent of
team vice presidents are wom-
STIDES will be issuing racial
and gender report cards in the
next few months on the~ NFL,
WNBA, Major League Soccer
and college sports. The NBA
report can be viewed at nea-
sports.org; previous report
cards are at web.bus.ucf.edu/

BV Craig Davis

The NBA received the high-
est grade ever issued on racial
and gender hiring practices
among men's professional
leagues, continuing a recent
The league received an A+
for race and an A- on gender
for a combined A in this year's
Racial and Gende- Report
Card from the Iristitute for
Diversity and Ethics in Sport
at the University of Central
While the NFL and Mfajor
League' Baseball have shown
significant improvement on
racial and, gender hiring in
i-ecent years, the NBA is the
only men's pro leagile to re-,
ceive a combined A. TIDES

~-championship team in profes-
siorial sports.
In April, TIDES gave Major
League Baseball an overall
grade of B+ on diversity hir-
ing, but noted a decrease in
the percentage of Black play-
ers on opening day rosters
from .10 to 8.5 percent from
2010, reflecting a trend over
the past 15 years. The most
recent report. card for the
NFL, last September, gave the
league an A for racially di-
verse hiring but a C for atten-
tion to gender.
Lapchickt said it was diffi-
cult to find a glaring deficien-
cy in the NBA. The main areas
cited as needing improvement
were for persons of color in
high-level positions on teams'
business side and for women

team senior administrators .
and vice presidents. .
"The reason we started pub-
lishing the reports was to put
pressure on the leagues so
that there's public scrutiny
there," Lapchick said. "I think
the leagues now understand
that diversity is a business -
imperative, not just a moral
Colleges have not kept pace
with the pro leagues on racial
and gender hiring, he said, but
there has.been an increase re-
cently in the number of Black
head coaches 'in football.
There were three in the top
120 college programs in De-
cember 2008 when Lapchick
wrote a column for ESPN for
a call to action, now there are
18. But 90 percent of all col-

lege coaches in the three divi-
sions are white, he said.
TIDES studies have noted
significant improvement in
diversity hiring since MLB
and the NFL mandated that
minority candidates be in-
terviewed for coach/manager
and general manager open-
ings. Lapchick has suggested
instituting a similar "Eddie
Robinson Rule" in college
sports for head coach and
athletic director positions.
Among highlights' of the
NBA's report card for the
2010-11 season:
Persons of color made up 83
percent of players, the highest
ever reported. Blacks made
up 78 percent of the players,
equaling the. highest mark
since 2001-02.




Wozniacki failed in
her quest to confirm
her No. 1 ranking with
a Grand Slam cham-
pionship, losing to No.
24 seed Dominika Cib-
ulkoya 1-6, 7'-6 (7-5),
After winning her
fourth Wimbledon title
last year, No. 7 seed
Serena had played one
event following two

By Douglas Robson

On a topsy-turvy
day at Wimbledon that
saw top-seeded Caro-
line Wozniacki exit the
tournament, nothing
was more jarring than
the exits of Serena and
Venus Williams,~ who
left the London lawns
in straight-set, fourth-
round defeats.
Only twice in the
last 11 years have
both sisters left the All

England Club empty-
.Defending champion
Serena went first, fall-
ing to Marion Bartoli
6-3, 7-6 (8-6). Five-
time champion Ve-
nus then was ousted
6-2, 6-3 by Tsvetana
Pironkova for the sec-
ond consecutive year.
"Definitely not our
best day," said Venus,
31, summing up the
disappointing family
outing, the first time

foot surgeries, blood
clots on her lungs~ and
a hematoma in her
stomach. No. 23 seed
Venus was in her sec-
ond tournament since
retiring in the third
round of Janitary's
Australian Open with
hip flexor and stom-
ach injuries. They've
played a combined 16
matches in 2011.

neither sister reached
at least the quarterfi-
nals here since 2006..
"I think we both envi-
sioned seeing this day
going a little bit differ-

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