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VOLUME 88 NUMBER 46 MIAMI, FLORIDA, JULY 13-19, 2011 50 cents (55 cents in Broward)

Miami mayor

sounds off on

crime, cuts

and 'Chief

Regalado agrees more needs to
be done for City's Blacks

By D. Kevin McNeir
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, 64, says the
greatest challenge he faces is to stabilize the budget
and create new reserves for the
City, but adds that other issues
remain in the forefront, including
the much-discussed ongoing battle
between him and Miami Chief of
SPolice Miguel Exposito, addressing
complaints from residents about
crime and tackling record num-
bers of unemployment, particularly
among Blacks.
REGALADO "Former City Manager Tony
Crapp [Jr.] took the necessary steps
to try to address the situation with our police depart-
ment, specifically with the chief
of police that's why he brought '
Paul Philp, a respected former -..
FBI director, in as an advisor," Re-
galado said. "What troubles me is
that after Philip's report, it seemed
that the Chief welcomed it in prin-
cipal and appeared to be willing to
work with the city manager to im-
plement the report's recommenda-
tions. Please turn to MAYOR 10A EXPOSITO

Judge grants freedom

to Elisha Dawkins


By D. Kevin McNeir

S It v%' .i1 tln inxijiLiz ,('LLing war veter-
ani, Na\ R.-ter' r- Ptci[\ Ofl'l'ier Elisha
Daw\kins, 26i. \\ h. along '.\ lth is attorney,
Switch T/i'e ,lhicnm Tinres this past Sun-
y as the tv.o a\%aitred hi; d.-y in court
d briefly shared the history, of his life
and its series of' challenge_.
But on Tuesday,, Jul, 12, in a downtown
Miami courthou. e..Judge Cecila Altonaga
rented the military photographer who
Sasserved both in Iraq and Guantanamo
ay with an oputnn rarely seen in federal



court Dawkins was offered and accept-
ed the option of entering into a pre-trial
diversion program designed specifically
for him.
Upon completion of the program, the
charge of making a false statement while
applying for a U.S. passport will be dis-
missed. And given the fact that had he
been found guilty, Dawkins could have
faced up to 10 years in prison, the ruling
is one that he will relish for the rest of his
"This is not a plea bargain because he
did not plead guilty," said Clark D. Mervis,
Please turn to DAWKINS 10A

Diversity marks New River event

Riverwalk reaches 20th year
with jazz, art and tasty treats
By D. Kevin McNeir

IInhaUIoLau, diuiog mse itNew Kiver in neighoorilg P AMI
Broward County were members of the Semi- --
nole tribe. Before that the Tequestas traveled
the waterways and marshes. But after hun-
dreds of years of warfare between the various .
Native American tribes and Europeans, and
then white Americans, a slew of hurricanes,
and the fleeing of many citizens
Please turm to RIVERWALK 10A Jazz lovers -MiamiTimes photo D. Kevin McNeir

High levels of toxins force Olinda Park to close
By Jimmie Davis, Jr. been permitted to spend time an exposure wq. I I ,.f, K#', --W11 m underneath her house may be
Miami Times writer at the park. risk to patrons f-lfa tainted as well.

When Rannesha Bolton, 10,
a fifth grader at Melrose El-
ementary School comes home
and her homework is complete,
her mother Tasheba Johnson,
28, usually allows her to go
play at Olinda Park located at
5100 NW 21st Avenue in Lib-
erty City.
But for the last several
weeks, Bolton and other mem-
bers of the community haven't

Olinda Park has been closed
down due to high levels of lead
contamination and other toxic
waste, which has been discov-
ered in the soil.
"Arsenic, Barium, Copper,
Lead, Thallium, Polycyclic Ar-
omatic Hydrocarbons in soil,"
according to a sign posted on
the fence at the park by the
Miami-Dade Parks and Recre-
ation. "The levels of contami-
nants in the soil may present

of the park in 1 .
contact with
the soil."
Johnson, who
lives less than
25 feet away
from the park, HOLMES
has concerns about her chil-
dren being contaminated be-
cause their skin would be ir-
ritated when they came home
from playing.
She's frightened that the soil



-Miami Times photo Randy Grice

"When they would come
home from the park they would
always be itching and scratch-
ing," she said. "My drinking
water and soil may be pollut-
Community activist Renita
Holmes declares that danger
also lurks on the opposite side
of the park, where the Annie
Coleman Gardens #14 Pub-
lic Housing Development is
Please turn to PARK 10A

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improvement for most
By Randy Grice

Recently the Florida Department of Education released
the school performance grades for elementary, K-8, mid-
dle schools and eight senior high schools. Although many
schools have performed well, some schools are showing
less than stellar performances.
"Our Miami-Dade County Public Schools students, led
by our teachers and administrators, have outperformed
their counterparts across the state and delivered a num-
ber of firsts for our school district," said Alberto M. Carv-
alho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) super-
Schools in Miami-Dade County received more 'A" and
"B" grades, despite the special challenges faced by this
district: a decline in funding, new standards and a more
rigorous assessment and equated scores.
Please turn to FCAT 10A



The Honorable John


D. Johnson dies at 98 instructor

By D. Kevin McNeir

John D. Johnson,
98, one of the very first
Black circuit court
judges in the State of
Florida and until yester-
day (TUesday), the oldest
living Black judge in the
State. has died after a
lengthy illness.
Johnson, was one of JOHN D. JOHNSON
four uncles of Dorothy Retired circuit court judge
Jenkins Fields, founder
of the Black Archives, and lived under her constant care
during his final years of life. He led by example, not only
inspiring his niece but generations of Blacks that fol-
Please turn to JOHNSON IOA


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is teacher

of the year

By Randy Grice

Last week, Alvin Davis, a teacher from Miramar High
School in Broward County, was selected as the Florida De-
partment of Education/Macy's 2012 Teacher of the Year. In
addition, the 35-year-old music teacher will serve as the
Christa McAuliffe Ambassador for Education during the
2011-12 school year where he will visit schools throughout
Florida to share information about educational opportuni-
ties and challenges in the state.
Please turn to TEACHER 10A

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2A THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011


Why don't "you"

Blacks just disappear?
Why is it that Black people keep on moaning and
groaning- complaining about the lack of jobs, af-
fordable housing, equal justice under the law and
most recently the subtle attempts (successful by the way) by
our own governor to make voting more difficult? Maybe it's
because after so many years of hearing nothing but broken
promises, and not just seeing but being bruised by the writ-
ing on the walls, we have stopped believing that we can actu-
ally impact and change our own futures.
In effect, many Blacks in Miami-Dade County and across
America have given up.
But as the Young Democrats reminded us during last
week's pow-wow with some of the area's more vocal Demo-
cratic leaders, now is not the time for apathy. The reality we
face is that there are a number of measures and strategies at
every level of government that are intended to discourage us
from demanding our rights. Some of these include voter sup-
pression measures like the new changes in voting require-
ments that our state legislature passed this year and which
Governor Rick Scott signed into law last month.
But there are many other instances that seem to suggest
that if some folks' wishes could come true, worrisome Blacks
would simply cease to exist we would just disappear.
And sadly, we are helping them realize their dream.
Somewhere along the way, Blacks have lost the notion of
community activism, being our brother's and sister's keeper,
sacrificing the needs of the one so that we could realize the
needs of the many. It was this collective spirit that helped us
survive the horrific 200-plus years of legalized slavery, Jim
Crow, mean-spirited segregationists and home-grown "ter-
rorists," including the Ku Klux Klan, that made their mark
before and during the civil rights movements.
Lynching may no longer be legal, but when over 40 percent
of our teens appear to be "hanging on branches" for dear life,
our future certainly seems to be in a stranglehold.
The reality is that when you are a young Black brother with
little or no education, completing college, getting a job and
establishing a career are next to impossible. On the other
hand, the multiple paths to prison are there for the taking.
And young brothers are getting locked up disappearing if
you will for longer stretches of time.
Young sisters fare only slightly better, than brothers but
once they have had one or more children born out of wed-
lock, the odds against them rise dramatically.
So, we have a choice. We can follow the script laid out by
"massah" and continue to contribute to our race's own de-
mise, or we can rekindle the efforts and spirit of our ances-
tors men and women who had less money and education
but did a whole lot more with the little bit they had.
We aren't ready to disappear not yet!

Let's see if the new county

mayor can stand and deliver

After long last, Miami-Dade County has a new mayor
Carlos Gimenez.
And no, we did not endorse him. But rather than
getting stuck on the reasons why we chose his opponent,
a more productive exercise would be to focus on the words
that Mr. Gimenez has shared in local news stories and tele-
vision appearances.
He has said that what matters most to him are "integrity,
honesty and transparency." We like the sound of that and
we are not only willing to be optimistic, but are going to do
our part to hold our new county mayor accountable.
We anticipate sitting down with our new mayor and asking
him some direct questions about his plans for the County.
More specifically, we intend to follow the example of Ja-
net Jackson and seek a response to her popular question,
"What have you done for me lately?"
Why? Because when it comes to County government,
Blacks are not getting their fair share we have more fail-
ing schools, more high school dropouts, fewer County con-
tracts awarded to our businesses and less opportunities for
economic empowerment. And the beat goes on.
Let's be clear our county mayor cannot be blamed for
this long list of inequities, but since he now holds the top
seat we look to him for solutions.
We hesitate to invoke the imagery of Third World nations,
but in many ways Blacks in Miami-Dade County find them-
selves being treated with similar scorn.
And to think, just when we began mastering the King's
English and abandoning our love for Ebonics, a new "re-
quirement" seems to have taken hold Habla Espanol?


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Lucky for Casey Anthc
I logged onto Twitter pre- ferent composition (race im-
cisely as the verdict in Casey pacts jury selection, even
Anthony's trial was an- though it's not supposed
nounced. A good portion of to) and the public attention
the reactions I read in my would likely have been differ-
timeline were ones of shock ent (there is far less attention
and anger. Anthony's lies paid to the deaths of Black
and her obstruction of po-
lice procedure, matched with
bizarre behavior after her
daughter's disappearance, called "black Twitter"
led to a widespread public trend that is unquest
opinion that indeed she was racial inequality in criminal law.
guilty of murdering her two-
year-old daughter Caylee.
But there was another no- children than white chil-
table reaction. I read tweet dren.) A different case would
after tweet with the follow- have been simply different.
ing formulations: Had Casey However, the case struck a
been a Black woman, she nerve on what is colloquially
would have been convicted, called "black Twitter" because
And while Black women are it reminds us of a larger trend
being jailed for sending their that is unquestionably a sign
children to good schools, of grave injustice: racial in-
white women who murder equality in criminal law. Re-
children are being let off. search shows that all things
The fact is, we cannot say being equal: police, judges
what would have happened and juries treat Black sus-
had the race of the actors pects and defendants much
been different. The jury more harshly and Blacks are
would have likely had a dif- the most imprisoned popula-

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mny she isn't Black

tion on the planet.
The heartbreaking real-
ity is that a small child died
and was cruelly left in the
woods to decompose. Vio-
lence against children hap-
pens every day, in the U.S.

ck a nerve on what is colloquially
because it reminds us of a larger
ionably a sign of grave injustice:

and across the globe. We
must wonder, what kind of
world allows us to pretend
that this was an anomalous
tragedy? It is false to assume
that white and or affluent
people do not abuse children
or do not experience abuse
as children. What is cruel is
when our society only seems
to care when those children
are abused. And it is a real-
ity that the scourges of ex-
treme poverty and inequality
make it harder for families of
color in which abuse occurs

to find appropriate inter en-
Moreover, this reality has a
snowball effect it's part of
the momentum that sustains
cycles of suffering, crime and
imprisonment. And Black
children are often those who
are hardest hit, being more
likely to either have a par-
ent in prison, to be in foster
care, to be homeless, to live
in extreme poverty or to die
in infancy.
We don't serve the interests
of children or racial equality
by being angry that Anthony
wasn't convicted of murder.
We better serve the interest
of children to use this case to
think about how we reorga-
nize child welfare and public
education to better protect
and nurture kids and their
families. There are children
hanging in a fragile balance,
vulnerable to becoming the
next Caylee. Don't we want
to step in and catch them
now, rather than hanging
the murderer later?

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Is Herman Cain a real life Uncle Ruckus?

Contrary to popular belief,
liberals Black and white
alike- don't loathe black con-
servatives simply because they
are of a darker hue and dare to
stand on the farthest right side
of the political aisle.
It's a point GOP presidential
contender Herman Cain tried
to argue in a recent interview
with FOX News' Juan Williams.
Cain was hitting back at come-
dian Jon Stewart, who poked
fun at the easy target during
an episode of The Daily Show.
Cain claimed, "Jon Stewart
does not like me, in my opin-
ion, because I'm an American
Black conservative."
Considering Stewart's line
of work he may not have any
strong feelings about Cain one
way or another. As for the rest
of us, it's not so much about
Cain's political beliefs as it
is the means in which he ex-
presses them. Given his vilifi-
cation of all things African and

his attempts to shoo away from
legitimate talks of racial insen-
sitivity, it's no wonder Cain
draws comparisons to the self-
hating Uncle Ruckus charac-
ter from the now defunct ani-
mated series, The Boondocks.
With Donald Trump no lon-

anti-intellectualism and try-
ing to make President Obama
sound as if he just left the set
of The Jungle Book, he's going
out of his way to pacify white
conservatives about the rac-
ist fringe element among their
factions. Never mind that some

ith Donald Trump no longer wasting anyone's time
with a pretend presidential run anymore, Cain is the
only person still clinging to this level stupidity among
the would be Republican presidential nominees.

ger wasting anyone's time with
a pretend presidential run
anymore, Cain is the only per-
son still clinging to this level
stupidity among the would be
Republican presidential nomi-
nees. It's sad that a Black man
willfully chooses to do so given
xenophobia has long thwarted
diversity in American politics
and business.
When Cain isn't promoting

of the "patriots" he says he ad-
mires have been spotted at
various Tea Party rallies using
blatantly racist language and
imagery to vent their frustra-
tions. Or people like Newt Gin-
grich, who branded Obama the
"food stamp President."
Cain again shot down talks
of racism, telling Meet The
Press host David Gregory, "As
a Black man, I didn't see race

in that statement whatsoev-
er." Racism could snatch the
glasses off Cain's face and I
imagine he'd still find a way to
say it prejudice doesn't exist.
Well, unless he thought it was
a Muslim who did it.
Worse, the guy who con-
stantly raves about not using
the "race card" continues to do
so in increasingly pitiful ways.
Cain also compares his Georgia
upbringing to Obama's mixed
heritage, suggesting that he is
somehow more authentically,
Black. Cain often makes about
as much sense as Porky Pig
becoming the mascot for the
Nation of Islam.
To be fair, Uncle Ruckus
would burn the Morehouse
degree Cain earned decades
ago. Still, in the end, folks of
their ilk aren't disliked neces-
sarily because of their poli-
tics. They're disliked because
they're willing to damn their
own in order to advance them.


On all fronts, Blacks remain under

Yes, they are back. Some of
the culprits who came up with
the idea of subprime mortgage
lending are back with a new
and equally devastating hustle.
As opposed to going into Fan-
nie Mae and Freddie Mac to
convince executives to corrupt
an important process, they are
going to the U.S. Department
of Education. We lost over 35
percent of our net worth from
the mortgage crisis. Our homes
weren't enough as now they
are targeting the financial aid
streams for Black students. If
they have their way, we again
will be financially damaged
and our futures hurt all for the
sake of quick money hustling.
It is evil and it is racial, as it
targets schools that serve mi-
nority communities the most. It
is extremely important that we
become active and vocal about
this threat as the future of our
children is on the line.

Nearly half of all students
who pursue academic programs
at for-profit college programs
are minorities. Many are "non-
traditional" students single
parents, veterans, full- or part-
time working adults. Therefore,
when federal financial aid is cut
to for-profit schools, it will be

eral student aid to attend a cu-
linary arts or nursing program,
for example, many minorities
will be forced to abandon their
studies. Tragically, at a time
when unemployment figures
in the Black community are
in the double-digits (a stagger-
ing 41.6 percent among Black

The Department of Education has still not explained why
it has unfairly made a scapegoat out of for-profit career
colleges, on which minorities and low-income students
heavily depend.

minority and low-income stu-
dents who are disproportion-
ately hurt.
By singling out career colleg-
es, where "high risk" students
account for 51percent of the
student population, it embodies
a serious bias against minori-
ties and the poor. Without fed-

teens, as compared to 24.2 per-
cent of teens overall) and when,
according to the College Board,
just 26 percent of Blacks have
at least an associate degree, it
is our most vulnerable students
who will be most hurt by this
ruling -not helped.
Congress needs to stop this

rule and go back to the dra,.'-
ing board. The fact that the de-
partment created this harmful
rule is harmful enough but how
they went about doing it de-
serves close scrutiny and thor-
ough investigations.
The Department of Education
has still not explained why it
has unfairly made a scapegoat
out of for-profit career colleges,
on which minorities and low-in-
come students heavily depend.
The only rationale has been a
discredited study by the Gov-
ernment Accountability Office.
The hastily produced report
was later revised to correct at
least 16 "errors" that prejudiced
the findings against career col-
leges. Why has the Depart-
ment of Education continued to
rely on that discredited report
to justify passage of the new
rules? And, why do Senators
continue to use inaccurate data
on the Senate floor?





3A THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011



Economic disparity: New

Does economic disparity still
exist for Blacks in this coun-
try? Can this argument still
be made in the 21st century
when we have Black multimil-
lionaires like Lebron James
and dare I say like billionaire
Oprah Winfrey? I say yes. Eco-
nomic disparity is still a very
prevalent phenomenon a
condition that has followed us
since our unwilling arrival on
these shores.
For example, Miami-Dade
County is one of the largest
purchasers of goods and ser-
vices in the county. It would
stand to reason that any busi-
ness that is looking to grow its
market share would try to ob-
tain a contract with the Coun-
ty. But if you are a Black busi-
ness, you will be hard pressed
to be successful in this en-
It is ironic that not much
has changed in terms of the
growth and prosperity of Black
enterprise since Miami-Dade
County was sued by a group of

associations in 1996 claiming
they wanted their fair share
of the contracts and sought to
make contracting with Black,
women and other minority
type businesses illegal. Can
you believe that at that time,
Black businesses were only
getting about 2.5 percent of

several years ago a group
majority businesses file
though those businesses
cent of the County's contracts.

County contracts? What is
even more unbelievable is that
those majority businesses won
their lawsuit!
But don't be fooled eco-
nomic disparity still exists as
Black-owned businesses cur-
rently receive less than two per-
cent of Miami-Dade County's
contracts annually despite
the fact that Blacks represent
over 15 percent of the County's

civil rights agenda?

population and therefore con- fare as white patrons but not
tribute significantly to the tax receiving equal access. It may
base of the County. not be the County's intention
The impact of this scenario to deny Blacks equal access to
is that day by day our com- County contracts but the re-
munities grow poorer, becom- sult is essentially the same.
ing economically weaker than Most major civil rights vic-
neighboring ethnic groups. stories were achieved after the
Our taxes are received by the powers that be were forced to
recognize the lack of equal
economic opportunities ac-
up of associations representing cessible to the Black commu-
d a lawsuit and won even nity. And still today, federal,
were already receiving 95 per- state and local government
contracts are one of the major
sources of government-spon-
sored wealth creation for busi-
nesses. But I believe a solution
government and redistrib- does exist. We can file our own
uted, not to our communities lawsuits in order to change
or businesses in an equitable current policy so that our
manner, but to other business- rights are protected and equal
es and communities. We know access is guaranteed. So as we
what this systematic redistri- talk about reforming our local
bution of money and access 'government, our public health
looked like in the past. Recall system and education system,
the Montgomery (AL) bus boy- just to name a few, let's include
cott of 1954 which was a re- policies that factor in securing
sponse of Blacks having had more opportunities and access
enough of paying the same for Black business enterprises.

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

Lessons from the Casey Anthony trial
Many people were stunned from the Anthony family. Not sible. outcome for
and dumbfounded with the ju- just Casey and Caylee, but Thank God for the keen and thony. Howe
ry's verdict, which found Casey from her mom, dad, brother, wise old people that raised me the situation
Anthony not guilty of murder- roommates and friends. Al- with common sense. The elder children ant
ing her daughter, two-year-old though, Casey is described generation had to deal with in risky env
Caylee Marie Anthony. She was as a loving parent, she is also their children being irrespon- support bill
also found not guilty of man- characterized as someone not sible parents as well. Some of Drug Testinl

slaughter and aggravated child
Since Caylee Marie Anthony
disappeared more than three
years ago, we have watched
images of what appears to be
a perfect mother and child re-
lationship. The images show a
mother and child playing and
enjoying life. In the videos,
there appears to be no threat or
reason for concern for this little
girl's safety. These images were
so picture perfect, they could
have been used in Joel Osteen
or Billy Graham ministry com-
mercial. However, knowing
what we know now the images
look more like a scene from the
movie "Mommy Dearest."
We can all learn something

hank God for the keen and wise old people that raised
me with common sense. The elder generation had to
deal with their children being irresponsible parents as

to be trusted. On on occasion,
it is reported the family even
warned some of Casey's friends
about her character. Now if this
isn't enough to cause concern
about the safety of the two-
year-old child she is raising, I
don't know what is. Listening to
the testimony, I was appalled at
the fact Caylee remained in her
mother's care even after she
showed signs of being irrespon-

Significance of Phyllis Hyman
Dear Editor, fans, my mother having already
loss a child tragically, and my
This is reference to the Phyllis acronym definition:
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July 6-12 edition of The Miami Under the
Times. The date is very signifi- Influence of
cant to me as I was contemplat- Conversation
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watched the episode of her on Devil's
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Would Casey Anthony have been found guilty of murder if

she had been a Black woman?
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Unemployed, Miami Shores her though. guilty and she Unemployed, AMiami Shores
was let off. f V'
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were Black she
would have
been con-
victed. I feel
if that were a
Black woman
up there they "
would have found her guilty.

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Shores -

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sure, you nev-
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know other
people feel like
if she were
Black things

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would have
been convict-
ed if she were
a Black wom-
an because
race is still an
issue. If she
were a Black
woman, other

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fair share.

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[cause all the evidence points

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cision would
have been
completely dif-

Retired, Liberty City

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any evidence
that she killed
anybody. They
had no evi-
dence, none.' .
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convict some-
one without

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factor. I think
it was them
not wanting
convict her,
but everybody
knows she did
it. They said it
was a lack of
evidence but
I really don't
think that's what it was. I just
think that the Lord was on her
...I for one believe that if
you give people a thorough iundestand-
ing of what confronts them and thile basic
causes that produce it, they'll create their
own prIogral.l alld wihell tile people create
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of our grandparents, neighbors children. These art
and friends were willing to take things we must do
them in and keep them out of protect our children
harms way when a parent life- Casey Anthony
style was troubling. These el- not guilty for the n
der folks did not rely on a DCF child and in no way
caseworker, HRS investigator, imply that she is gi
or a positive drug test to deter- ally, I do not believe
mine when it was time to take Anthony would ha
action and take the children. hurt or murder hei
They used God given wisdom ever, I do believe
and protected us as children, lifestyle could hav
Unfortunately there is noth- being unable to
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Dear Editor,

It is appalling and disrespect-
ful that even with our aware-
ness, of the misuse of alcohol
and the potential disruptive side
effects that Budweiser uses pic-
tures of our men and women in
uniform to promote (via televi-
sion and billboards), that alco-
hol should be used to "Welcome
Back Home" our military troops!
Our military men and women
while on deployment, are de-
prived the physical love and
support of their families, when
they return to us, we need to of-
fer them a positive, loving and
supportive environment, that
will heal them both mentally
and p'li, -i..ll-. so that they can
re-adjust to productive civilian
family lifestyles.
A recent -t~d '. in the journal
Military Medicine examined
rates of PTSD and the success of
these VA programs among 120
service members returning from
Iraq and Afghanistan.
They surveyed the return-
ing service members on their
post-traumatic stress disorder

(PTSD) symptoms, depression,
alcohol use and their use of VA
mental health services. Their
findings for mental health prob-
lems are quite alarming:
Six percent had PTSD
Twenty-seven percent
showed dangerous alcohol use
Six percent had problems
with both PTSD and alcohol
"We should be honoring our
sons and daughters that so
bravely serve to protect, why not
a spa package, a family Disney
getaway, etc., activities that pro-
mote strong families and as a
result strong balanced commu-
nities. After all, is this not the
reason they sacrifice and serve?
Don't be influenced by Bud-
weiser. Don't negatively enable
our military sons/daughters,
husbands/wives, etc. Let's make
sure our loved ones are not part
of this statistic.
In an attempt to promote/
maintain positive mental atti-

Jasmin Paul Ameen

Encouragement to the Miami Times
Dear Editor,

Thanks so much for the opportunity! I truly enjoyed the article
and the entire paper. In a day where newspapers are losing the
significance they once had in our society, it's encouraging to see
the Miami Times growing and improving.
Jonathan Moses

Support and protect our troops

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-Associated Press
flags and cheer at the Republic of
soccer match in the capital of Juba

Sudan to get 0 -
A southern Sudanese man dons a shirt made of th
n ew c u rrcy tional flag during the Republic of South Sudan's fir
ew currency soccer match.

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -
The world's newest country will
soon have its newest currency.
South Sudan announced
Monday that the South Sudan
pound will replace the Sudanese

pound as the country's cur-
rency. South Sudan became the
world's newest nation on Satur-
day, the culmination of a 2005
peace process that ended more'
than two decades of civil war.

The new currency will feature
the image of Dr. John Garang,
a beloved war hero and founder
of the southern liberation strug-
President Salva Kiir on Mon-
day also swore in a new caretak-

er Cabinet, with sor
in titles. The former
regional cooperation
foreign affairs mini
the southern army
ans' affairs minister
defense minister.

Gov. Scott takes tough approa

on public records requests

By Lloyd Dunkelberger

Scott's combative relationship
with Florida's media includes a
hardline approach to providing
public records.
Under Scott's rules, it costs
more to provide access to
1,100 emails from the gover-
nor's communications director
than it cost reporters to access
24,000 pages of emails from
another controversial former
governor, Sarah Palin of Alas-
ka, according to one analysis.
Scott's public records policy,
while technically adhering to
state law, contrasts sharply to


Florida Governor

former Gov. Charlie Crist and
other current state executives,
who have more promptly pro-
vided records and have im-
posed fewer fees.
Brian Cr.'.,-1. a Palm Beach
media consultant and mem-
ber of the First Amendment
Foundation, a nonprofit group
that advocates for open-gov-
ernment issues, said the Scott
policies are a dramatic shift in
a state where voters enshrined
an open-government provision
in their constitution in 1992.
"The reluctance to release
public records in a timely and
cost friendly way to Floridians
suggests that not only does

ii -.

derstand what it means to Flo-
ridians but also suggests that
maybe they have something to
hide," said Crowley, who spent
30 years as a reporter, includ-
ing working in the Palm Beach
Post's Tallahassee Bureau.
It was Crowley's blog the
Crowley Political Report -
that drew the comparison in
costs in providing a week's
worth of Scott's communica-
tion director's emails, which
amounted to $788.84 for
1,100 emails, to Palin's re-
lease of 24,000 pages of email
records for $784.84, reflecting
two years of records.

To foster diversity, paint the big picture

By Eilene Zimmerman

Q. You are a member of a mi-
nority group and want to be-
come involved in creating a
more inclusive and tolerant en-
vironment at your company..You
would also like those efforts to
benefit you professionally. How
should you start?
A. Make sure you understand
the corporate environment and
culture before trying to change
it, said Lisa Rubens, chief of
staff for diversity and inclusion
at Deloitte Consulting in Chi-
cago. It will probably be hard to
create diversity initiatives in a
company that doesn't feel they
are necessary or beneficial.
Whatever you do whether
starting a task force or organiz-
ing multiethnic potluck lunches
- the effort should be aimed at
helping the business. "If it's all
about making you look good,
people will see through that very
quickly," Rubens said.
There are many ways to be-
come a representative of your
minority group as a company
employee. One of the most com-
mon is to join the company's di-
versity advisory board or a group
concerned with things like re-
cruiting and advancement, said
Laura S. Hertzog, director of di-
versity and inclusion programs
at the School of Industrial and
Labor Relations of Cornell Uni-
versity in New York.
If no such group exists and
you feel that your company
would benefit if it did you
can take steps to create one,
by talking to senior-level people
about the insights it could pro-
vide. "That will show your abil-
ity to take on a leadership role
and handle multiple responsi-
bilities," Rubens said. "It also
shows you are committed to the
success of your employer."
Q. Is it a good idea to get in-
volved with affinity groups for
example, a group representing
Black women or Latino men?
A. Affinity groups can help
you personally and profession-
ally as long as the group doesn't
exist solely as a way for mem-

bers to meet and socialize with
one another. Steer yourself to-
ward groups that have executive
sponsors and a strategic intent
to help the business with issues
like recruiting, product develop-
ment and marketing, said Peter
J. Aranda III, chief executive of
the Consortium, for Graduate
Study in Management, which
helps universities identify and
recruit underrepresented mi-
norities for M.B.A. programs.
"Affinity groups can operate
like focus groups," Aranda said,
"advising the company how to
communicate with and market
their products to different popu-
lations and what mistakes they
may be making."
Many affinity groups have
mentorship programs, Aranda
said: "From a minority perspec-
tive, you should have mentors,
so if you are a Hispanic junior
executive and you hope to rise
through the ranks, you can talk
to someone who has been down
that path ahead of you and the
obstacles they faced." Affinity
groups also help you understand
how you are being perceived by
the mainstream organization.
Keep in mind that inclusion
is a two-way street. When your
group hosts for events, it's im-

portant to invite everyone at
the company. "What you need
to be careful about with affinity
groups is that you aren't creat-
ing segregation by being exclu-
sive," Aranda said.
Q. How can involvement in
diversity initiatives and groups
benefit your career?
A. Volunteering for diversity
projects expands your pres-
ence and responsibilities within
the organization, and gives you
a chance to take on leadership
roles. "It also gives you the op-
portunity to spend less struc-
tured and more collegial time
with senior members of the or-
ganization, including those in
other departments," Hertzog
Participating in events and
conferences at minority-focused
professional associations can
benefit you and your company,
Rubens said. "You could recom-
mend to your company that you
give a seminar on a topic in your
area of expertise," she said, and
invite potential clients who will
be at the conference. "That's
taking a network you have ac-
cess to because of your diversity
and using it to help your busi-
ness and yourself profession-
ally," she said.

Slavery in the modern age
A anyone who thinks slavery ended with the 13th
Amendment is not paying attention. According to
the latest State Department statistics, as many
as 100,000 people in the United States are in bondage
and perhaps 27 million people worldwide. The numbers
are staggering.
These victims of human trafficking are vulnerable
men, women or children coerced into servitude for sex or
labor. They might be transported from Russia to Europe,
from the Philippines td Dubai,.'ori 'Held' in" their home-'
The stories are heartbreaking. The Cambodian girl
sold to a brothel who was stabbed in the eye by the
brothel's owner when she fought back. The Middle East-
ern woman hired as a domestic in London whose em-
ployers seized her passport and locked her away in the
house. The teenager in Dallas forced into prostitution.
In 2000, the United States enacted an antitrafficking
law and the United Nations adopted the Palermo Pro-
tocol. Both call for countries to criminalize trafficking,
punish offenders and provide shelter to victims.
In its 2011 trafficking report,. the State Department
concluded that last year only 32 of 184 countries fully
complied with the standards set by the American law.
The number on the list of the worst violators rose to 23
from 13. Two close United States allies, Saudi Arabia
and Kuwait, joined that list of shame.
There has been progress. In the last decade, 146 coun-
tries signed the protocol and 128 of those passed laws
banning human trafficking. That reflects a growing and
encouraging acceptance of a problem once denied.
There is still much to do. All nations should sign the
protocol, pass tough national laws and work vigorous-
ly to ensure their implementation. Abusers, including
firms that hire trafficked employees, must be prosecut-
ed and victims protected. No human being should be
enslaved. -New York Times

Involvement in diversity pro-
grams can also widen your pro-
fessional network. Rubens, who
is Black, says she often meets
peers and executives from other
companies at networking din-
ners and functions for Black
Q. Could work on behalf of
your minority group be per-
ceived negatively or hurt you
professionally in some way?
A. Unfortunately, prejudice
still exists in the workplace,
even if it's not as overt as it was
30 or 40 years ago. It is possible
that co-workers could view you
as having a chip on your shoul-
der or as trying to leverage your
minority status to benefit your
career, Aranda said. Being as
open as possible to questions
about your culture, traditions
and customs and consequent-
ly creating a feeling of inclusive-
ness will hopefully help put
those fears to rest, he said.
It's also important not to
spend so much time on diver-
sity efforts that your job perfor-
mance suffers. "In the end, you
will be judged on how well you
did the job you were hired to do,"
Ms. Hertzog said, "not on wheth-
er or not you started a diversity
initiative or an affinity group."

I Whathez Editors ayi

A love still supreme, but

a house in ruins
r here is a ranch house out in the middle of Long
Island, just south of the expressway in Dix Hills,
where the saxophonist John Coltrane lived, start-
ed a family and composed "A Love Supreme" in the spare
bedroom. The album is a hymn of praise and thanksgiv-
ing by a man who found peace and God after alcohol and
heroin. It is the work that helped make Coltrane a jazz
While it will live on, the house is another story. It has
,' been empty about seven years. The bricks are crumbling.
:. .- ,. The raccoons have been evicted, but not the termites.
Lexan panels cover the windows; a fan blows futilely to
S-keep down the mold. That's about as far as the restora-
tion goes.
In 2003, a local jazz lover, Steve Fulgoni, helped wrest
the-house away from developers who coveted its three
and a half woodsy acres. Thanks to his efforts, the Town
of Huntington preserved the land. A foundation owns
Associated Press the house, which is on the National Register of Historic
-Associated Press
Places, but the National Trust for Historic Preservation
he new na-
st natna just put it on its most-endangered list.
Fulgoni, an engineer, is teaching himself to be a his-
torian and preservationist. He dreams of creating a
ne changes cultural destination like Louis Armstrong's house in
minister of Queens. There is no great enthusiasm in Dix Hills; some
is now the neighbors hate the idea of school buses and concerts on
sister, while the lawn.
and veter- Long Island has lots of history, but does not do memory
became the well. Walt Whitman's birthplace is lost in the shadow of
the Walt Whitman Mall. There are very few landmarks of
its Black history, beyond Booker T. Washington's sum-

It is easy to share Flilgoni's enthusiasm when you see
Lch the faded lime-green shag carpet in the practice room,
and the living room's fancy wood paneling. He estimates
that he needs about a million 'dollars to do it. Mean-
while, if there are masons or carpenters who love jazz
and could help fix things, he says, he would love the help.
,t n ,,n- -New York Times

Southern Sudanese wave
South Sudan's first national
on Sunday, July 10.

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5A THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011


Stephanie G. Brown is

new vice president at NSU

Stephanie G. Brown, Ed.D., has
been promoted to Vice Presi-
dent of Enrollment and Student
Services at Nova Southeast-
ern University (Nova). The an-
nouncement was made by Nova
chancellor Ray Ferrero, Jr., J.D.
Brown previously served Nova
as Associate Vice President of
Enrollment and Student Ser-
vices. This new appointment
came as part of the reorganiza-
tion of key functions under her
direction and was approved by
the Board of Trustees. Brown's
expanded role includes the re-
cent consolidation of Health
Professions Division (HPD) ad-
missions functions and the cre-
ation of a new One-Stop Shop
(for student service needs) lo-
cated in HPD's Terry Building
on main campus. Most recent-
ly, she assumed responsibility
for the Office of International
Affairs and the university's
Help Desk.
Enrollment and Student
Services (ESS) now includes

Vice President of Enrollment and
Student Services at Nova
HPD Admissions, Financial
Aid, Registrar, Bursar, Trans-
fer Evaluation Services, Call
Center, Enrollment Processing
Services, Admissions Manage-
ment Services, One-Stop Shops
located in the Horvitz and Terry
Buildings, International Affairs
and the Help Desk.

"Dr. Brown's promotion, is a
reflection of her exceptional
leadership, dedication and the
quality of her teams' work,"
said Nova Chancellor Ray Fer-
rero, Jr. "Our students will con-
tinue to receive excellent care
under her leadership."
Brown received her Ed.D.
from Florida Atlantic Univer-
sity, her M.S. in Human Servic-
es Administration and M.B.A.
from Nova Southeastern Uni-
versity, and her B.S. in Manage-
ment Information Systems from
Florida State University. She
spent part of her earlier career
with Nova as an Associate and
Assistant Director of Student
Financial Aid. Brown rejoined
Nova in 2006 as Associate Vice
President for Enrollment and
Student Services after a distin-
guished career with the Uni-
versity of Nevada, Las Vegas
(UNLV) where she was the Ex-
ecutive Director for Enrollment
Management and Interim Asso-
ciate Vice President for Enroll-
ment and Student Services.

-Astrid Riecken
The African American Civil War Museum, founded by former D.C. council member Frank Smith,
has moved into a new building and opens officially July 16. The museum helps visitors understand
African Americans' heroic and largely unknown participation in the Civil War, which ultimately let
to their freedom from slavery.

African American Civil War Museum to reopen

African American Civil War
Museum is reopening in a new
location in Washington to give
it more space for exhibits and
The museum opened on U
Street in 1999 near the African
American Civil War Memorial
to help visitors understand the

contributions of black soldiers.
On July 18, it celebrates its
grand reopening nearby in a
former school building on Ver-
mont Avenue near the memo-
The new location provides
about 5,000 square feet af-
ter a $5 million renovation.
The original location only had

about 700 square feet. The
new museum includes a media
center and research area for
descendants and scholars.
On July 17, the museum
will host a film festival. It also
plans to hold future jazz and
gospel festivals to reflect the
neighborhood's musical his-

Greek tragedy and revenge

through South African eyes

By Eric Grode

At what point does fair warn-
ing cross over into shrewd
The Web site for "MoLoRa,"
a sporadically riveting take on
Aeschylus by the South African
playwright and director Yael
Farber, poses this question
when it spotlights this critical
blurb: "Harrowing almost be-
yond endurance." Granted, the
sight of a woman drowning,
burning and suffocating her
own daughter arguably ben-
efits from some preparation.
But who goes to Greek tragedy
expecting escapism?
SThis is especially galling
because "MoLoRa" (the word
is Sesotho for "ash"), which
opened Wednesday night at
the Ailey Citigroup Theater as
a Culture Project production,
doesn't need the hard sell.
Farber's visceral approach to
the "Oresteia" takes its share
of dubious turns but makes at
least one unquestionably right
choice, the inclusion of the
Ngqoko Cultural Group in lieu
of a traditional Greek chorus.
The guttural plainsong and
other vocals performed by this
extraordinary septet of Xhosa
musicians, who also accompa-
ny themselves on indigenous
South African instruments, of-
fer a rare conduit to the incan-
tatory rituals that made the

--Ruphin Couzyer
MoLoRa, with Sandile Matsheni, near right, and Jabulile Tsha-
balala at Ailey Citigroup Theater.

Greek dramas so essential.
In adapting the tale of Elek-
tra (Jabulile Tshabalala) and
Orestes (Sandile Matsheni) as
they avenge the death of their
father at the hands of their own
mother, Klytemnestra (Doro-
thy Ann Gould), "MoLoRa" sets
the central mother-daughter
confrontation within the con-
text of South Africa's Truth
and Reconciliation Commis-
sion hearings. This parallel is
an extremely flawed one: the
concept of closure, of letting
even ghastly bygones be by-
gones, runs counter to Aeschy-
lus's endless cycle of retribu-
tion. And Farber is forced to
rewrite the ending of her play

completely in order to accom-
modate this idea.
"Almost. beyond endurance"
was once the point of Greek
tragedy; Aristotle pointed to
catharsis as the defining ex-
perience of art. "MoLoRa" has
its share of missteps, includ-
ing an ill-conceived interpo-
lation of Shylock's "Hath not
a Jew eyes?" monologue near
the end. Still, Farber's final
deviation threatens to negate
all the exquisite sights and
especially sounds that pre-
ceded it.
On balance then "MoLoRa"
does what it does very well,
except when it doesn't. How's
that for a blurb?

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Inmates gain from smoke-free environment

By Arthur Lee Hall, Jr.

By September 30,
2011, every facility in
the Florida Department
of Corrections (FDOC)
will be tobacco free.
The measure will pro-
hibit smoking and to- H'
bacco use and perhaps lessen
the amount of money being
spent towards medical treat-
ment resulting from exposure
to tobacco. And although the
general inmate population will
be compelled to live healthier
lives by abstaining from the
use of tobacco products while
incarcerated, most chronic
smokers are disgruntled about
the prospect of having to end a
habit that many of them have
had for years, in some cases
To help inmates prepare for
the inevitable elimination of
tobacco products, FDOC has
already initiated a program
called the Tobacco. Cessation
Initiative, which inmates who
wish to participate may con-
tact Institutional Health Ser-
vices. Inmates will also be of-.

fered a 14-day supply of
trans-dermal nicotine
patches, which will be
sold in canteens for
$34.99. And as no to-
bacco items will be sold
after September 2, in-
stitutions are strongly
ALL urging inmates who
do smoke to take part in the
cessation program as soon as
possible because once the rule
is in full effect, all inmates
found in possession of any to-
bacco products or lighters will
be subjected tb disciplinary
From a non-smokers stand-
point, it would be laughable
out of obvious absurdity for me
to claim that I'll miss having
to constantly avoid being ex-
posed to second hand smoke.
And while I do sympathize with
those inmates who will surely
struggle with having to shift
their smoking habits, the deci-
sion to ultimately make Flor-
ida institutions a place where
prisoners could live free of the
toxic vapor emitting from ciga-
rettes is undoubtedly a move
that I am inclined to view as a

breath of fresh air.
Some may argue that the
usage of tobacco products is
a personal choice and should
not be infringed upon. In-
deed it is however, when
cigarette smoke is indiscrimi-
nately puffed rito the air, a
non-smoker is indirectly being
deprived of his or her choice to
avoid the dangers of smoke in-
But making an effort to safe-
guard the Florida prison en-
vironment by attempting to
promote good health is noth-
ing new. In fact, in 1998,-be-
cause the choice to live free
of tobacco- related air pollut-
ants had been effectively taken
away from those inmates who
did not smoke, FDOC had es-
tablished a similar measure
to prevent non-smokers from
breathing in cigarette smoke
circulating through the ven-
tilation system inside dormi-
tories by making it impermis-
sible for not only inmates but
also staff members to smoke
Whether FDOC is truly con-
cerned about the health of

TSA screener accused o

By Sofia Santana and Ken Kaye

A Transportation Secu-
rity Administration employ-
ee may have had a keen eye
for screening luggage, but
authorities say he also had
sticky fingers.
Nelson Santiago, 30, of Hol-
lywood, was arrested Monday
on two counts of grand theft
after a Continental Airlines
employee at Fort Lauderdale-
Hollywood International Air-
port accused Santiago of steal-
ing an iPad electronic tablet

out of someone's luggage and
stuffing it in his pants. Dur-
ing questioning, Santiago told
Broward Sheriff's detectives
he stole electronics from plane
passengers' luggage to sell on-
line often posting the items
for sale and cashing in on
them' during the same shift,
officials said.
'Detectives say such thefts
went on for six months, and
the losses totaled $50,000.
The TSA hired him in Janu-
ary 2009;. on Thursday agen-
cy spokeswoman Sari Koshetz



prisoners over cutting back'
on spending is indeed ques-
tionable. What is for certain,
though, is that prisoners will
benefit the most in the long-
run from a decision that will
help them to refrain from using
a product that even the tobac-
co industry has warned con-
tains and produces chemicals
that are known to increase the
risk of heart disease and cause
cancer as well as birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
And not to mention shorten
your life span.
Hopefully, as part of the
cessation program, the Insti-
tutional Health Services will
organize wellness classes for
inmates to participate in as a
way of replacing the habit of
smoking. And hopefully, over
time, more inmates will de-
velop the attitude that break-
ing the habit of smoking is the
smarter choice. Because after
all, some of us are destined to
spend many years incarcer-
ated and will need our bodies
to be in order that we may give
ourselves a fighting chance to
make up for lost time.

f stealing

said Santiago was no longer
employed there. She declined
to elaborate.
Santiago had been assigned
to the airport's Terminal 1,
which houses Southwest and
Continental airlines. An en-
S try level employee, Santiago's
salary likely was $29,000 to
$33,000, Koshetz said.
The Sheriff's Office asks
anyone with information to
call Detective Michael Swee-
ney at 954-359-6417 or Byo-
ward Crime Stoppers at 954-
493-TIPS (8477).

On radar: Bombs implanted in fliers
By Alan Levin cally implant explosives in the travelers heading to the USA and the use of enhanced tools
bodies of suicide bombers, from foreign nations may no- and technologies," the TSA's
The Transportation Security White House spokesman Jay tice screeners taking additional Nicholas Kimball said.
Administration recently urged Carney said the intelligence precautions. Security experts said the
foreign security agencies to that led to the warning "does "Measures may include inter- warning is the result of terror-
ramp up security after receiv- not relate to an imminent or action with passengers, in addi- ist groups' ongoing attempts to
ing intelligence reports that specific threat," but the TSA is- tion to the use of other screen- attack a favorite target: the.U.S.
terrorists might try to surgi- sued a statement saying that ing methods such as pat-downs aviation system.

Tearing another hole in airport security net

By Andrew Blankstein and
Howard Blume

Federal authorities and Vir-
gin America are trying to ex-
plain how Olajide Oluwaseun
Noibi was able to get through
layers of airport security and
then avoid arrest for five days
after officials discovered he
was a stowaway.
Virgin America Flight 415
from New York to Los Angeles
was already two hours into its
journey when some passengers
in the upscale "Main Cabin Se-
lect" section complained that
the man seated in 3E reeked of
body odor.
A flight attendant asked O1-
ajide Oluwaseun Noibi for his
boarding pass and was sur-
prised to see it was from a dif-
ferent fight and in someone
else's name. She alerted au-
thorities, and Noibi went back
to sleep in his Black leather
airline seat. When the plane
landed, authorities chose not
to arrest Noibi, allowing him to
leave the airport.
Recently, Noibi was arrested
trying to board a Delta flight
out of Los Angeles. Once again,
he had managed to pass un-
detected through security
with an expired ticket issued
in someone else's name. Au-
thorities found 'at least 10
other boarding passes, none
of which belonged to him. Law
enforcement sources told The
Times they suspect Noibi has
used expired plane tickets to
sneak on to flights in the past.
On his website, Noibi describes
himself as a "frequent traveler."
Now, federal authorities
and Virgin America are try-
ing to explain how the Nige-
rian American was able to get
through layers of security -
and then avoid arrest for five
days after officials discovered

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--Chicago Police Department
Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi, 24, pictured above in a 2008 Chicago
arrest report, allegedly flew from New York to Los Angeles on
an expired boarding pass in someone else's name. His Chicago
arrest came after he allegedly refused to pay a $4.70 fare on a
Metra train.

he was a stowaway.
Aviation safety experts said
they see several major break-
downs in security procedures.
Transportation Security Ad-
ministration and airline offi-
cials should have noticed the
ticket was expired and not in
Noibi's name when he boarded
at New York's John F. Kennedy
Airport, they said. He was al-
lowed onboard by showing his
expired university ID card,
even though college identifica-
tion cards are not on the TSA's
list of valid IDs and federal
transportation sources said
that it alone should not have
been accepted.
The experts were also per-
plexed at why officials allowed
Noibi to leave LAX after the
plane landed when he had
clearly violated laws.
"Obviously the system did
not work the way it. was sup-
posed to," said Brian Jenkins,
a transportation security ex-
pert at the Mineta Transpor-
tation Institute, in San Jose
and the Rand Corp., the San-
ta Monica-based think tank.
"Procedure was not followed."

The incident is another
Black eye for airport security
officials, who are still dealing
with the publicity surrounding
the TSA's decision last week to
force a 95-year-old woman in a
wheelchair to take off her adult
diaper when she went through
a security check in Florida.
TSA officials said was re-
viewing Noibi's case. But Vir-
gin America acknowledged in
a statement that its workers
"may have missed an alert" in
processing Noibi in New York.
"The airline maintains secu-
rity and other screening sys-
tems [are] in place to prevent
such an occurrence; however,
in this case it appears staff
may have missed an alert
when the passenger presented
a boarding pass from a prior
flight," said Virgin America
spokeswoman Patricia Con-
don. "We take security matters
very seriously and are review-
ing our training to ensure that
this anomaly does not occur
The saga began June 24,
when Noibi got on the plane at

Noibi was not on the list of
passengers for the flight, which
would be mandatory "for each
paying passenger on every U.S.
domestic flight," wrote Special
Agent Kevin R. Hogg in an FBI
affidavit. Virgin had no record
of Noibi pavina for his ticket.

Aventura Fresh Market robbers still on the loose
Aventura police are still searching Friday for the armed robbers responsible for a
bold heist at an upscale Supermarket lust minutes before closing time.
Avertura Police spokesperson Chris Gorantis said two armed thugs forced their
way into the Fresh Market grocery store at 18295 Biscayne Boulevard lust after 9
p.m on Thursday, July 7.
"One of them had a shot gun, one of them had some sort of knife in his possession.
They were covering their laces with some type of mask," said Goranitis.
Once inside, the masked men began barking orders.
"When they came in the store, they demanded that people throw their cell
phones on the ground and advised this was a robbery," explained Goranitis.
It was a Irightering experience for both customers and employees, some of
whom ran into a freezer to hide.
The crooks brought the manager to the back and demanded money. Investigators
say they got away with several thousand dollars from a back office safe.
Anyone with Irlormation is urged to call tile Aventura Police Department at 305-
466-8966 or Miami-iDade Crime Sloppers at 305-471-TIPS.

FBI searching for Miami Bank robber
The FBI is asking the public's help in identifying a robber who help up a Miami
bank recently.
Agents say a man walked into the Bank Atlantic at 6202 South Dixie Highway and
demanded money from a bank employee.
There were customers in the bank at the time of the robbery, but no one was
The robber was able to get away in a gray Toyota Tacoma with a second suspect
as the getaway driver.
It is unknown how much money the man was able to get away with.
Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at 305-944-9101 or Miami-Dade
Crime Stopers at 305-41 .TIPS.

Arrest made in deadly hit and run
A Hialeah man has been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident in
norlliwest Miami-Dade last month which claimed man's life.
On Tuesday Jose Castellanos Ricardo, 47, turned himself in to police at the
Miami-Dade courthouse arid reportedly admitted to being the driver who struck
and killed 43-year-old Francisco Caro.
Ricardo appeared before a bond court judge recently and his bond was set at
The accident happened June 25th around 11 p.m. along NW 32nd Avenue. Caro
was riding his Dike along NW 32nd Avenue when he was sideswiped by an older
model gold Oldsmobile near 83rd Terrace. Caro was thrown from his bike from the
force of the impact; he died on the scene before paramedics could arrive.
Alter the crash, a witness who did not want to be identified in this report, said
the driver got out of his car.
"He looked back, I thought he was going to come back, he took a couple of steps,
then he stopped, he jumped in his car and took ofi," said the witness.
Castellanos been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a
fatality and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage.

Anthony likely to keep on lying

By Sharon Jayson

The jury said Casey Anthony
is a liar.
And her sentencing for four
counts of providing false in-
formation to investigators isn't
likely to change her behavior,
say experts who study lying.
"Once you lie, it's very easy for
it to become habitual," says Rob-
ert Feldman, a psychology pro-
fessor at the University of Mas-
sachusetts-Amherst and author
of the 2009 book The Liar in
Your Life. "The more often you
do it, the more likely you're go-
ing to do it in the future."
Anthony's elaborate de-
scription of the babysitter she
claimed had taken her daughter
was a "gutsy, gutsy thing to do"
because it was a complete fab-
rication and a type of lie that is
difficult to sustain, says Greg
Hartley of Atlanta, co-author of
the 2005 book How to Spot a
Liar. "That tells you she thinks
she's smarter than other peo-
ple," says Hartley, a former mili-

tary interrogator.
Dan Crum, of Fairfax, Va., a
former CIA polygraph examiner,
has watched videos of Anthony
talking to her parents. He says
she's "very comfortable with ly-
ing." ,
"I think this is a conditioned
behavior," says Crum, author
of Is He Lying to You?, out last
year. "In this way, she says, 'I
need to get out of the bad situa-
tion I'm in.'"
Victoria Talwar, an associ-
ate professor of developmental
psychology at McGill University
in Montreal, has studied lying
behavior in children. She says
they learn from their parents,
who ma3 model it as a strategy
to get along in life: "It's an ac-
ceptable means of getting what
you want." She says particularly
intelligent kids who understand
the nuances of lying may be
more prone to lie.
Anthony's credibility, the ex-
perts say, isn't likely to improve,
because it's difficult to change
such an ingrained behavior.


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HIV entrenched in

South's poorest counties

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-Photo by Mahen Gunaratna

Members of Congress attend

Jacksonville mayor's inauguration

MAYOR TAKES CHARGE: Congresswomen Frederica Wilson (1) and Corrine Brown (r) offer congratulations to Jacksonville's new
mayor, Alvin Brown.

Controversy confronts MLK memorial

By Melanie Eversley

Less than two months be-
fore the Aug. 28 dedication in
Washington of a major memo-
rial to Martin Luther King Jr.,
organizers of the four-acre,
$120 million site are working
to assure the public that the
selection of an artist from Chi-
na was made with great care
and that the family of the civil
rights leader is in support.
For years, critics have ques-
tioned the decision to go out-
side of the United States for a
sculptor and have said King's
30-foot likeness appears too
Asian or too confrontational.
Ed Jackson, executive archi-
tect of the Martin Luther King
Jr. National Memorial, told
supporters that two of King's
children approved the granite
likeness crafted by Chinese
sculptor Lei Yixin.
King's namesake son, Mar-
tin Luther King III, told USA
TODAY that Lei has done well.
"I've seen probably 50 sculp-
tures of my dad, and I would
say 47 of them are not good
reflections that's not to dis-
parage an artist," King said in
an interview last week. "This
particular artist he's done a
good job."
The younger King's com-
ments are the latest in a de-
bate that has simmered since
2007, when fundraisers se-
lected Lei to create the center-
piece after observing him work
at a stone carver's symposium
in Minnesota.
Critics have ranged from a
sculptor who was on an earlier
planning team to academics
to union members who balked
over a decision by the memo-

-Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation
The 30-foot statue of civil rights leader is taller than other

Mall icons.
rial foundation to pay for a
handful of Chinese workers to
travel to Washington to help
assemble the statue, Back-
ers are addressing the con-
cerns as the foundation races
to raise the final $6 million
The King statue, the founda-
tion says, will be 11 feet taller
than the statues in the nearby
Lincoln Memorial and Jeffer-
son Memorial, which the Na-
tional Park Service says mea-
sure 19 feet each.
Foundation representatives
chose Lei after seeing his work
and learning that he was ex-
perienced at creating large,
public statues, Jackson told
a group of Washington-area
ministers who toured the site
recently. Jackson gave the 20
ministers a recounting of the
foundation's relationship with

Jackson recalled traveling to
Lei's studio in China and dis-
covering the artist had already
created a miniature rendering
of the statue.
When criticism bubbled up
in the United States over Lei's
selection as the sculptor and
of his arms-folded interpreta-
tion of King, Jackson and oth-
er foundation representatives
traveled to China to consult
with Lei.
"He had already created ...
three additional sculptures of
Dr. King's head," Jackson said.
Jackson brought photo-
graphs of the four heads to
Martin Luther King III and
Bernice King and asked which
looked most like their fa-
ther. "The response was the
first one," Jackson said. "I
informed them that this was
the one that had generated all
that controversy about their

father looking confrontational.
Martin said, 'Well if my father
was not confrontational, given
what he was facing at the time,
what else could he be?'"
Jackson said he did not
ask King's third child, Dexter
King, because he lives in Cali-
fornia and is harder to reach
than his siblings in Atlanta.
On the other side of the de-
bate is Ed Dwight, a long-term
detractor. The Denver-based
sculptor created some of the
earlier, smaller renderings of
the statue. Dwight's under-
standing was that Lei would
help him create the piece, but
the foundation selected Lei to
do that task by himself.
Dwight said King would be
upset if he knew the statue
was tied to a sculptor from a
communist country.
"Dr. King would be turning
over in his grave if he knew,"
Dwight said. "He would rise up
from his grave and walk into
their offices and go, 'How dare
The ministers who visited
last week were of a different
"You got him," H. Beecher
Hicks Jr., pastor of Metropoli-
tan Baptist Church, of Wash-
ington and Largo, Md., told
Harry Johnson, president and
CEO of the memorial. Hicks
met King as a boy when King
would dine at his home. After
viewing the statue, he said,
"my impression was, to use
the words of my grandchil-
dren, was to just stand back
and say, 'Awesome.'"
The Aug. 28 dedication is
set to coincide with the an-
niversary of King's "I Have a
Dream" speech.


UCFAA plans to file long list of appeals

UCF Athletics Association argues Circuit Judge
Robert M. Evans failed to preside over a fair trial

By Iliana Lim6n

Before the jury returned with
a verdict in the Ereck Planch-
er wrongful death trial, UCF
Athletics Association attorneys
knew they would be filing ap-
The UCFAA legal team
strongly disagreed with a long
list of rulings made by Circuit
Judge Robert M. Evans, whom
they argue did not preside over
a fair and impartial trial.
UCF spokesman Grant Hes-
ton contends the six jurors
who found UCFAA negligent in
Plancher's death recently and
awarded his parents $10 mil-
lion in damages were wrong.
"We are confident that a
just and fair appellate review
will find that the verdict came
about after a number of deci-

sions in the court that pre-
vented a complete review by the
jury," he said.
The judge responded to frus-
tration from both sets of at-
torneys throughout the three-
week trial by telling them to
"add it to the list" of appeals.
Evans added, "I know I'm doing
my job right when both sides
aren't happy with me."
Attorneys from UCFAA's in-
surance company represented
the athletics association in
They repeatedly objected to
the judge's ruling that UCFAA
is a private entity and not a
state agency. Under Florida
law, state agencies cannot pay
more than $200,000 in dam-
ages without approval from the
Legislature to an avoid undue
burden on taxpayers.

The judge stated the authors
of the statute that created ath-
letic associations in Florida did
not specifically give them state
protection from settlement
claims. Evans also noted UC-
FAA's employees are not part
of the state retirement system
and it denied Orlando Sentinel

record requests by claiming it
was not subject to state public
record laws.
UCFAA attorneys contend
UCF President John Hitt, a
state employee, controls the
athletics association and has
the ability to dissolve it at any
Evans' ruling continues to
impact UCFAAs liability and
day-to-day operations.
UCFAA attorneys also stated
in court they will likely appeal
the following issues:
The judge's decision to ei-
ther start the trial June 13 de-
spite UCFAA's request for more
time to adequately prepare.
The judge's decision not to
let UCFAA strike two jurors,
including one who said she
might find it difficult to not
give a family compensation fol-
lowing a death of a loved one,
because Evans didn't view
their objections as race neu-

By Steve Sternberg & Jack Gillum

Until his death in March,
bluesman "Big" Jack Johnson
of Clarksdale, Miss., criss-
crossed the troubled terrain of
the Mississippi Delta, singing
of broken homes and broken
His songs touched on all the
timeless blues themes of pov-
erty, abuse, abandonment and
longing. Johnson also took on
a newer heartache HIV/AIDS
- that is sweeping through the
Delta and much of the rest of
the South. And he confronted it
"Hello, little schoolgirl," John-
son sang, "You better keep your
dress tail down. I hear there's
a lot of AIDS out here, and it's
spreading all around."
When the song was released
in 1991, many people still re-
garded HIV/AIDS as chiefly
a problem of gay enclaves in
big cities. A new county-level
map of HIV infection data, by
researchers at Emory Univer-
sity's Rollins School of Public
Health in Atlanta, along with
an analysis of the data by USA
TODAY, shows how deeply in
three decades HIV also has
become entrenched in Ameri-
ca's heartland, especially the
HIV is tightly entwined with
poverty. Southern counties that
have the greatest rates of HIV
infection are among the poor-
est in the nation, USA TODAY's
analysis shows. Elsewhere in
the USA, counties with the
highest rates of HIV-infected
people had, on average, one in
seven people living in poverty,
earning roughly $22,350 for a
family of four. In the South's
most HIV-stricken counties,
about one of every five people
live below the federal poverty

There has been a lot of dis-
cussion and debate lately about
Miami's CRA's (Community Re-
development Agency) that were
created by the state to assist
blighted neighborhoods that
have been historically ignored
or neglected. But now many
white and Hispanic politicians
want to suspend CRA's so they
can redirect money generated
through the TIF (Tax Incre-
ment Funds) to the municipali-
ties and County's general fund
That would be a disaster In
essence, they are saying you
can trust us to do right by your
community areas like Over-
town, Little River, Poinciana In-
dustrial Park and North Miami.
Yeah right!
You will do right by people
in these communities like you
always haven't. As a matter of
fact, we know what happens to
anyone when you depend on
someone else to do right by you.
Over 25 years ago my grandfa-
ther, The late Reverend Jarius
W. Dunn said to me, "Son, no
one will take care of your busi-
ness like you would." That is
pretty much what the city of
Miami Gardens said: "Let us
control our own destiny."
We cannot accept the ratio-
nale that "we" meaning "they"
need to manage the funds be-
cause of mismanagement in
the past. How many times have
monies been mismanaged by
others from general funds and
no one recommends suspend-
ing general funds? This is
nothing more than paternalism
and "plantation mentality" that
suggests that, "we know what is
best for "you folks."
As a city commissioner, I will
fight any attempt to suspend
the CRA, whether it be tempo-
rary or permanent. We finally
have the resources to start

Jonathan Mermin, direc-
tor of HIV/AIDS prevention at
the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, says
the agency's research supports
the link between HIV and pov-
erty. "People with household
incomes of less than $10,000 a
year were 10 times more likely
to have HIV than people whose
household incomes are greater
than $50,000."
What's more, the South's
HIV-infection rates were statis-
tically higher than the rest of
the nation's, and the epidemic
disproportionately affects mi-
norities, especially Blacks. In
Mississippi, Blacks account for
37 percent of the population
but 76 percent of new cases of
"If we don't get a handle on
where the epidemic is growing
fastest, we're going to have an
explosion," says Patrick Packer,
executive director of the South-
ern AIDS Coalition and CEO of
AIDS Alabama in Birmingham.
Tiny Rolling Fork, Miss., a ru-
ral farming community (popu-
lation 2,011) has an HIV infec-
tion rate of at least 249 cases
for every 100,000 people, put-
ting it in the same category as
San Francisco and New York.
Fourteen miles from the Mis-
sissippi River, Rolling Fork is
typical of many Southern com-
munities on AIDS, the data
show. About 35 percent of
county residents live below the
federal poverty line. The major-
ity of the population is Black.
Unemployment hovers at about
10 percent.
"Automation has done away
with farm jobs," Mayor James
Denson says.
Denson expressed surprise
that the HIV rate has soared in
his community. "I was unaware
that it was so high," he says.
"It's invisible."

making significant changes
in Overtown by creating eco-
nomic development, afford-
able housing and jobs. Either,
we are sincere about helping
blighted areas or we are not.
Finally, approximately $500
million in TIF dollars have been
slated to be the revenue for the
Southeast Overtown Park West
(SEOPW) to be spread out over
the next 20 years. Let me say
that again, "to be spread out
over the next 20 years, which
means there is no hidden bank
account with $500 million
dollars in it. The CRA in the
SEOPW only goes as far north
as NW 23rd Street and can
only be used in the Overtown
area. Since I became chairman
of SEOPW over a year ago, we
have awarded funding for proj-
ects that, upon their comple-
tion, will create hundreds of
jobs. We have started construc-
tion for the $9.6 million dollar
renovation project for Gibson
Park, which has been on hold
since 2004. And with the sup-
port of the entire CRA board we
have provided over $800,000 in
the CRAs Summer Youth Pro-
gram providing close to 300
summer jobs for youth. Some
may become permanent posi-
tions. We have also helped to
fund and support The Ameri-
can Black Film Festival, the
renovation of "Two Guys" Res-
taurant, Peoples Barbecue,
The Lyric Theatre and Black
Archives, Miami-Dade College
Hospitality Institute, Folk Life
Friday, the renovation of the
old Ebenezer United Methodist
Church and the creation of jobs
for the Port of Miami Tunnel.
These- are examples of true re-
development for and empower-
ment of the entire community.
Regardless of who is in office,
whether it be city or county,
CRA's must be here to stay.

Are CRA's obsolete?

Gimenez seems to say so

8A THE MIAMI TIMES. JULY 13-19. 2011




By Tom Breen
Associated Press

SWAMP The oppressive
heat, venomous serpents
and boot-snatching muck
that made the Great Dismal
Swamp a barrier to European
settlement ever since colonial
times also made it a haven for
thousands of people escaping
slavery before the Civil War.
This fall, a permanent ex-
hibition will open to provide
some detail about those lives,
part of an expanding effort by
the National Park Service and
other agencies to recast the
experience of pre-war slaves.
Scholars are using sites like
the Great Dismal Swamp,
straddling the line between
North Carolina and Virginia,
to highlight a little-known side
of history, in which the free-
dom trail for slaves didn't al-
ways run to the north.

"What you find with plac-
es like the Dismal Swamp is
that there were oases within
the South for people," said
Michelle Lanier, a curator at
the North Carolina Division of
State Historic Sites and Prop-
erties. "When you start to look
at these communities that kind
of created a safe haven or safer
haven, it really explodes our
simplified notion of what the
underground railroad was."
The swamp is still an inhos-
pitable place. Carefully edg-
ing his way along a path dot-
ted with hip-deep patches of
mud, a machete swinging by
his side, American University
professor Dan Sayers has been
retracing the paths taken by
some of those people for more
than a decade. Sayers' re-
search has led to the creation
of the permanent exhibit, and
to a greater understanding of
people who left behind very few
testaments to their lives.

"They were creating their
own world, and when you
think about it, not many peo-
ple have that opportunity,
even in the present day," said
Sayers, who spends summers
in the swamp with students
and other researchers, piec-
ing together a picture of life in
the area from fragments some-
times as small as fingernail
Hunched over carefully dug
holes, the researchers look for
signs of human habitation.
They've found dozens of arti-

-Library of Congress

Image depicting a runaway slave settlement.

facts, ranging from pot shards
to musket balls to pieces of
flintlock from a French gun
made sometime between 1650
and 1800. The work requires a
forensic level of attention, with
signs that would pass without
notice to the untrained eye
sparking excitement from the
students. Different shades of
soil in a particular pattern,
for example, could indicate a
post hole for a wooden cabin,
or perhaps a fire pit.

"This isn't the archaeology
that any of us are used to,"
Sayers said. "In some ways,
we were really starting from
Today the Great Dismal
Swamp covers about 112,000
acres. Its size, thick tree cover
and uncertain terrain make it
a difficult place to get around
in, which must have been even
truer before the Civil War,
when it was about 10 times
larger. Logging, canals and
the growth of nearby towns
shrank the swamp starting in
the early 19th century, with
the remaining portion donated
in 1973 to the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife service as a nature
The agency has embraced
Sayers' research, building a
pavilion to host the exhibit,
which they hope will tap into
public interest in the pre-Civil
War history of the swamp. The
exhibit, which will include
photographs, illustrations and

descriptions of the lives of set-
tlers in the swamp, will serve
as an easy way to learn about
the work being done, since the
archaeological digs themselves
are in the swamp's remote in-
terior. And with the hot, moist
environment acting like a vast
digestive system, there isn't a
whole lot to see: Wooden cab-
ins, old clothing and even the
bodies of escapees who settled
there have long since been ab-
sorbed into the ecosystem.
"People call us and say,
'Where can I go to see this?'
But it's not like there's a house
or something," said Deloras
Freeman of the fish and wild-
life service.

For Sayers, the point isn't to
find sensational artifacts, it's
to establish a history of settle-
ment in the swamp stretching
back to American Indian tribes
whose stone tools and pottery
were reused by the runaway
slaves called maroons who
permanently settled there. The
hope is that the tiny remains
of these communities, which
left virtually no written docu-
mentation of their existence,
will be able to establish how
they lived and how long they
"Thousands of people lived
here, and for the most part,
those lives went unrecorded,"
Sayers said.
From the evidence Sayers
has found so far, people likely
lived in small communities of

several wooden buildings clus-
tered together. Children were
born and raised there, and the
settlers likely hunted game and
had limited dealings with peo-
ple living on the fringes of the
The site was long known as a
haven for escapees and mem-
bers of Indian tribes avoiding
European encroachment. Ad-
vertisements seeking the re-
turn of escaped slaves from the
1700s mention the swamp, and
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote
about it as a place of refuge in
the novel 'Dred: A Tale of the
Great Dismal Swamp." The
North Carolina legislature was
even petitioned to do some-
thing about the settlements in
the swamp, said Wanda Hunt-
McLean, a local historian who
studies the underground rail-

"Many people were warned
about traveling near the edge
of the swamp because of sto-
ries about Blacks living there,"
she said.
But the only significant at-
tempt to recapture slaves in
the swamp came after the vio-
lent slave uprising led by Nat
Turner in 1831, and that bare-
ly reached the fringes of the
wilderness, Sayers said. The
swamp was simply too dense
and treacherous to make sus-
tained efforts to capture slaves
or their descendants worth-
Partly as a result of that, so

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little documentation existed
on the communities there that
Sayers was largely on his own
when it came to looking for
artifacts. Starting with the
knowledge that people lived
in the swamp and assuming
they would have found dry
ground on which to settle, once
he found some of those dry
patches, he began to dig. Soon,
he uncovered artifacts of hu-
man habitation from the 1600s
through the early 19th centu-
ry, and even traces of prehis-
toric settlement.

The discovery is helping
change the understanding of
what life was like for slaves be-
fore the Civil War, said Deanda
Johnson, program manager at
the National Park Service's Un-
derground Railroad Network to
Freedom initiative, which has
so far designated 400 sites in
30 states as integral to the his-
tory of pre-war resistance to
slavery, including the swamp.
"It really is the first civil
rights movement, if you think
about it," she said. "There were
people willing to take huge
risks in escaping slavery, and
in helping others escape."

Sayers' project recently se-
cured a $200,000 grant that
will help bring experts from
other disciplines to the study,
ranging from a geographer to
a folklorist. He's hoping to find
more evidence of humans liv-
ing there after 1800 or so, but
the project has already put into
perspective the agony slaves
must have experienced, Hunt-
McLean said.
"Even the atmosphere is dif-
ferent out there," she said. "It's
thick, it's muggy. It's danger-
ous. For anyone to prefer that
environment to the planta-
tion tells you what life. must
have been like for people who
weren't free."

Six women pardoned

for civil rights protests

- The Birmingham City Coun-
cil has pardoned six women
who were arrested in 1963 for
protesting segregation-era laws.
The pardons were presented
by Mayor William Bell during
a city council meeting recently
morning. The pardons were
authorized by an act approved
by the Alabama Legislature in
The pardoned women are

Betty J. King, Carolyn Louise
King, Gwendolyn L. King, Pa-
tricia Rose Wooding, Sandra
R. Wooding and Mariea Wood-
ing. In 1964, Carolyn King, now
known as C. Tasmiya King-
Miller, integrated Jones Valley
High School.
The six women were active in
civil-rights era protests in Bir-
mingham and all participated
in the historic March on Wash-
ington in 1963.

-The Birmingham News/Michelle Campbell
Sisters E. Dashanaba King, from left, Carolyn Louise King and Betty J. King, pose outside of City Hall in Birming-
ham, Alabama, on July 5. Carolyn and Betty, along with their sister Gwendolyn L. King, were pardoned under the Rosa
Parks Resolution of Pardon from being arrested when they were children in 1963 during the Civil Rights movement.
E. Dashanaba King accepted the pardon on behalf of her sister Gwendolyn, who is now deceased.


July 13. 1787- Slavery was
outlawed in the Northwest Territory
(area northwest of the Ohio River)
by the Continental Congress.
July 13, 1985- Thurgood Mar-
shall was appointed as the first
Black U.S. Solicitor General.
July 14, 1953- Leroy "Satchel"
Palge, baseball legend, pitched in
an all-star game for the American
League. At 47, Paige became the
oldest pitcher to pitch in an all-star

July 14. 1994- Maya Angelou,
esteemed poet, received the 79'th
NAACP Splngarn Medal for her in-
ternational success as a journalist,
editor and school administrator and
for her pursuit of truth and integrity.
July 15, 1867- Maggie Lena
Walker, business and civic leader,
was born in Richmond, VA. Walker
was the nation's first Black woman
to head a bank Walker founded the
St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in
Richmond. VA in 1903.

July 15, 1869- A. J Hayne, a
Black man who was captain ol the
Arkansas militia, was assassinated.
July 16. 1882- Violette A.
Johnson, the tirsl Black woman to
argue before the Supreme Court
was born on this date
.r July 16, 1977- Janelle Penny
Commission of Trinidad and To-
bago became the first Black to win
the "Miss Universe" crown.
July 17, 1862- Congress
passed the Second Confiscation
Act This Act was designed to free
the slaves from all rebels. Congress
also authorized the President to ac-

cept Blacks into military service.
-w July 17, 1984- In a speech at
the Democratic National Conven-
tion In San Francisco CA, the Rev
Jesse Jackson formally withdrew
as a candidate for president.
July 18, 1753- Lemuel Haynes,
revolutionary war veteran and Ihe
first Black minister to serve a white
congregation was born in West
Hartford, CT.
o July 18, 1863- The 54th
Massachusetts Volunteers Regi-
ment charged on Fort Wagner in
Charleston, SC. In 1900, Sergeant
William H. Carney became the first

Black to receive the Congressional
Medal of Honor for his bravery in
this charge
July 19, 1941- The first Black
airman's school (U S Army) was
dedicated in Tuskegee AL This
event marked the normal beginning
of the 99th Pursuit Squadron.
July 19, 1979- President
Jimmy Carter appointed Howard
University law professor, Patricia
Roberts Harris, to the position of
Secretary of Health, Education and
Welfare (now Health and Human
Services). Harris was the first Black
woman to hold a Cabinet position.

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Dawkins prepares to move on with his life and dreams

DAWKINS including his career as a nurse g to school because he did
continued from 1A in the military and his pending t have the bus fare to get to
immigration issues he can r- ..' asses from home,
r.,,,i;, ,1.. ,,r "M ,, solve them all." "I realized the importance of

cawvnlll aLLI lorney. Ivl y clIIL, is
thrilled to be out of detention,
certainly more than satisfied
with the outcome and frank-
ly, he is going to be absolutely
Mervis further explained that
Dawkins will now await a plan
that should be developed with-
in 90 days by the Department
of Probation and which will be
submitted to the court and the
U.S. Attorney's Office.
"This is obviously the best of
all worlds for Elisha because
while we were optimistic about
going to trial [jury selection
had been scheduled for Tues-
day] a trial always comes with
risks," he said. "His entire life
was on the line now he does
not have to plead guilty and
can move forward on all fronts

continued from 1A

located. There are numerous
signs warning residents of po-
tential soil contamination.
In an official notice from the
Miami-Dade Public Housing
Agency to tenants: "Miami-
Dade Public Housing Agency
was advised today that there
may be possible contamina-
tion in the common landscaped
areas of the development. Un-
til further notice, please stay
out of the landscaped areas of
the development. Anyone who
comes in direct contact with
these areas should thoroughly
wash their hands and/or other

continued from 1A

"It is a wonderful feeling
to be recognized by all of my
colleagues in education and
throughout the state of Flori-
da," he said. "It is a truly won-
derful feeling and a once in a
life time opportunity."
Even though Davis is being
hailed as the model teacher,
he said that he is not thrown
off by all of the attention.
"There is no added pressure
at all it is just an opportu-
nity for us to share the best
practices with all of the teach-
ers throughout the state of
Florida," he said.
Davis will represent the
Sunshine State in the Nation-
al Teacher of the Year awards
program and will receive a

continued from 1A

to more suburban settings, the
now-titled area of downtown Ft.
Lauderdale had pretty much be-
come an abandoned zone where
the homeless and hopeless of the
area tended to congregate while
criminal elements had their way.
Today all of that has changed
with grassy picnic areas, copper-
topped pavilions, shops, galler-
ies, cafes and a multi-theater
complex, the Broward Center for
the Performing Arts, dominat-
ing the view.-And then there is
the jazz a monthly event that
continues to draw large and di-
verse crowds who have at least
one thing in common: a love for

continued from 1A

lowed him both from the
U.S. and from his beloved
home of the Bahamas. Fields
was surrounded by a pleth-
ora of talented men includ-
ing Dr. S.H. Johnson, the
firstBlack medical doctor in
South Florida to specialize in
radiology; Dr. J.K. Johnson,
Sr., a family practice doctor;
Frederick L. Johnson, an ac-
countant and high school
mathematics teacher; and
Judge Johnson, who began

Prior to the ruling, Congress-
woman Frederica Wilson, who
intervened on Dawkins' behalf
including sending correspon-
dence to Secretary Janet Na-
politano, U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, and con-
stantly monitoring the case,
said what pained her most was
the fact that "an American hero
and veteran of two branches
of the armed services who. has
served with honor could be put
in such a dilemma."
"I got a call that he had been
released from jail on Friday
night and said we needed to put
this young brother in prayer,"
she said. "That's why we went

exposed skin immediately."
According to Holmes, the park
was closed down without no-
tice to area residents and park
authorities have been keeping
Black folks in the dark about
the park being contaminated.
"When the park weren't closed,
the parents in the area wasn't
properly notified," she said.
"This community is suffering
from environmental racism."
Marie Elmore, a resident of
Annie Coleman, said no one
from the housing unit told her
that the site was contaminated.
"I found out when Renita
Holmes went knocking from
door-to-door," she said. "It's
possible that I could be infected.

cash prize of $10,000 from
Macy's, a customized trophy
and an all-expenses paid trip
to New York City for the Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Other finalists included:
Lora McCalister-Cruel, A.
Crawford Mosley High School,
Bay County; Belinda Nease,
Southside Elementary School,
Nassau County; Stephanie
Thetford, Fort Walton Beach
High School, Okaloosa Coun-
ty; and Tracy Staley, Ponce de
Leon Elementary School, Pi-
nellas County. Each received
a $5,000 check and a $500
Macy's gift card. Each of the
finalists' schools were pre-
sented $1,000 to be used to-
ward educational programs.
"Education is the corner-
stone of the American dream,"
Davis said. "The profession of

"It's a big picnic opportunity
for the community that we hold
every first Sunday of the month
that spans the entire Riverwalk
with four stages," said Doug
Tober, the Center's vice presi-
dent and general manager. "And
we have a brunch in the Peck
Courtyard located in the heart of
the Center which we started in
2010 for those who want some-
thing a little more upscale and
don't want to bring a lunch."
From what we could see and
according to Tober, a lot of reg-
ulars have developed a habit
of going to the the annual jazz
show and SunTrust-sponsored
"This is one of the best events
in the area and we bring our
entire group of friends here for
the outstanding music," said

his career as an attorney.
In recent months, despite
his declining health that
kept him home, Johnson was
routinely visited by members
of the community. In fact,
brothers from his own Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.,
Beta Beta Lambda Chap-
ter, recently spent time with
him at his home and then
recognized him during their
Legends Luncheon in' May,
saluting him for his 72-year
membership and leadership
in the fraternity.
Johnson was similarly hon-

-MiamiTimes photo/D. Kevin McNeir
CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT: Elisha Dawkins (1-r) received top notch assistance from Con-
gresswoman Frederica Wilson and members of her staff including Alexis Snyder, Shirlee Lafleur
and Ed Haynes.

to New Jerusalem Primitive
Baptist Church on Sunday -
to have Rev. [Kenneth] Duke
and the elders pray for him.
The Bahamian community also
pledged their support."

There's no telling what's in the
park or here on our grounds."
Both Elmore and Johnson
haven't been tested because
they were under the impression
that kids under six were sup-
posed to be tested.
But as soon as they were in-
formed that they were mistak-
en, Johnson took her children
over to the Jesse Trice Center
to get tested for lead poisoning.
Dr. Asit Sarkar, Epidemiol-
ogy, Disease Control & Im-
munization Services with the
Miami-Dade County Health
Department (MDCHD), under-
stands that lead contamina-
tion is not good for the kids and
that's why the MDCHD is of-

Mervis said the support of
Wilson made all the difference.
"She became actively involved
in assisting us on the immigra-
tion side to lift the detainer so
he could be released from jail

to toxins
fering free testing at the Jesse
Trice Center to area residents
that live within a two-mile ra-
dius of Olinda Park.
"Anyone can come," Sarkar
said. "We are distributing flyers
door-to-door in the community
and asking people to come in
and get tested."
Sarkar explained that it is
very important for children
to get tested because if left un-
treated they may experience
brain impairment.
"Lead poisoning can cause
neurological damage," Sarkar
said. "Criminal behavior can be
attributed to it as well."

ENJOYING THE SPOILS: Alvin Davis, Florida's Teacher of the
Year celebrates his victory with his colleagues.

education is the most honor-
able profession that anyone
can do here in the United
The Florida Department of
Education/Macy's Teacher
of the Year is chosen from
district nominees by a selec-
tion committee comprised of
teachers, principals, parents,

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LaShawn Lawrence, 46, from Ft.
Lauderdale, who says she usual-
ly comes with about 30 members
from her church, New Mount Ol-
ive Baptist Church, each month.
"I like the smooth jazz like
Kenny G or Boney James but
the best thing is the diversity
that you see at this event each

ored several months earlier
by the Miami Chapter of Del-
ta Sigma Theta during their
annual Founders Day cel-
ebration in February. He was
recognized, along with Leah
Aleice Simms, who was Flori-
da's first Black female judge.
Johnson will be remem-
bered for working "in the

and the business community.
Florida's top educator is se-
lected on the basis of demon-
strating outstanding accom-
plishments in teaching, the
ability to communicate with
other educators and stake-
holders, and exceptional pro-
fessional and community ser-

Tony Gerrier, 44, from Haiti,
said the monthly picnic is some-
thing that he now looks forward
to and tries not to miss.
For one couple, Ira Ludwin and
Mirrel Jacobs, both 58, what
they say surprised them most,
especially first-timer Ira, was no-
ticing how even strangers seem
to get along so well together.
"Meeting new people is won-
derful and it's like everyone just
jells of course the music is
wonderful too," he said.
"Diversity is what makes
South Florida such a great place
to work and live," Jacobs said.
"There usually isn't one blade
of grass that isn't covered so
we like to get here early. It's all
about enjoying jazz and making
new friends along the river."

vineyards," including-serving
in the Miami Negro Munici-
pal Court during the 1950s.
His portrait hangs in the
Miami-Dade County Court-
house where he, ironically,
was once forbidden to prac-
tice as an attorney because
of segregation. Details were
unconfirmed at press time.

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and it goes without saying that
her efforts were both essential
and critical on many levels," he
Dawkins, a 2003 graduate of
Miami Central, recalls walk-

(ucation from a very young
ge and saw the military as the
aswer to making that goal a
iality," he said. "I was shuffled
bm home to home and often
Tuggled financially. Many
tnes there was no one to en-
curage me but I never gave
b. And with the support of
te Congresswoman and her
aff, my good friend Flash
6rdon Schwartz (another vet),
ad good people like Rev. Duke
(ho stood with Dawkins in
turt Tuesday) I can begin to
claim my life. I want to be
naval officer one day and be
tere to help injured soldiers as
nurse. If World War III were
i start today I would want to
' on the front line to offer my

FCAT scores improve

continued from 1A

In Liberty City, Phyllis
Wealthy Elementary school
improved from "F" to "A" and
Frederick Douglas Elemen-
tary School made the jump
from "F" to "C".
However, some schools are
still struggling.
"To improve Florida Com-
prehensive Assessment Test
(FCAT) scores next year, we
will provide training this
summer to administrators
and teachers on the new
standards being tested in
reading and mathematics,
using data to drive instruc-
tion and the use of higher lev-
el questioning," said Nikolai
Vitti, assistant superinten-
dent of education transfor-
mation of M-DCPS. "We will
also be increasing the use of
technology and encouraging
independent reading through
incentives such as field trips.
We also want to decrease
FCAT teaching to the test
instruction and instead pro-
mote authentic instruction."
Comstock Elementary
School dropped two letter

grades this.year. In 2010, the
=hool earned a "C" but fell
> an "F" in 2011. Two other
schools received back-to-
ack "F" grades for 2010 and
011, Lenora Braynon Smith
elementaryy School and
-awrence Academy Charter
"Our teachers are commit-
;d to workshops not tech-
'iques in teaching," said Dr.
lorothy Bendross-Mindin-
all, M-DPS, District 2 school
board member. "The best
xrategy for improvement in-
ludes parents and the com-
tunity. We have to provide
ur children with positive ex-
mples. We must keep them
i school and give them grade
mentors. We have to have the
est and the brightest teach-
The number of schools re-
eiving "F" grades in M-DCPS
r'as reduced by 50 percent.
'he number of schools state-
Aide receiving an "F" was re-
luced by only 35 percent. The
lumber of schools receiving
school performance grades
)f "A" and "B" increased
vhile those receiving a grade
ff "F" decreased in 2010-11.

Mayor Regalaio sounds off

continued from 1A

Then he fires off a 10-
page response and comes
out with guns blazing."
Regalado says he remains
disappointed that allega-
tions were taken to the
media about him and City
Commissioner Richard P.
Dunn II, instead of'to the
proper authorities.
"Sure .we had and still
have questions about shoot-
ings in the City of Miami at
the hands of some of our
officers," he said. "We don't
want those answers to be
clouded by conspiracy theo-
ries or accusations that im-
ply city officials are under
investigation when in fact
they-are not that simply
makes it harder for the City
to function."

Regalado adds that there is
little time for making "radio
or television appearances."
"The problem is not -just
the shootings we are get-
ting numerous complaints
from people in Liberty City
and Overtown about esca-
lating incidents of crime,"
he said. "That should be the
sole focus of the police. You
can make the numbers say
whatever you want but last
year crime went up in Mi-
ami. Voters want to see an
impact on crime, then trash,
public works and code en-
forcements, usually in that
order, but crime is the num-
ber one issue. And only the
city manager can decide if
the chief is doing an ade-
quate job. As to reports that

ay I asked the city manager
o fire the Chief, that is not
Regalado adds that as
te prepares -a draft of next
ear's budget to present
o the city commission for
hem to discuss his two ob-
ectives remain refraining
rom layoffs and not raising
he city millage.
"Of course we will prob-
tbly need some furloughs
xnd while that will impact
.he dollars that our employ-
;es take home, it will not af-
ect their pensions or their
lumbers for retirement,"
ie said. "I also think that
ve'll. need to have a modest.
aise in marina fees which
s a good money-making op-
ration for the City and has
ttle impact on our poorest
residents. Economic dispar-
y is something else that
re must face and it's a real
problem. We are talking to
developers quite aggressively
.nd are doing what we can to
ring mega projects like the
'ort of Miami here. I think it
s essential that we support
nore job fairs like the one
ve had recently on 66th and
3iscayne and push for more
unds from community de-
,elopment to help businesses
n minority communities."
Regalado cited other chal-
enges including maintain-
ng the same level of servic-
1s to City residents without
-aising property taxes and
finding a replacement for for-
ner City Auditor Victor Igwe
- a decision that must be
nade by the commission.
"I supported him [Igwe] and
thinkk it was a mistake to to
at least publicly explain why
nis services were no longer
desired," Regalado added.

Olinda Park shut down due

Davis selected State's top educator

Diverse communities enjoy New River's revival

Florida trailblazer and oldest Black judge dies


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MDC holds teen writing workshop

By Randy Grice

Last month, the Greater Miami
Service Corps (GMSC) and The
School of Integrated Academics
and Technology (SIATech) cel-
ebrated the graduation of eight
students on Friday, June 10 at
the Double Tree Hotel in Miami.
Donald Manning, former director
of the Miami-Dade Department
of Corrections and Rehabilita-
tion was the keynote speaker. He
addressed students from GMSC,
Miami Gardens Job Corps and
Homestead Job Corps. In his
speech, Manning emphasized
the importance of being focused
and he reiterated the importance
of always completing what they
start. The eight GMSC graduates
were high school dropouts who
have obtained their diplomas
within a six month period.
GMSC Valedictorian Jessyka

Williams spoke from the heart.
"I realized I couldn't continue
to have the same behavior and
get a different outcome, so I de-
cided I wanted to change my life
and the GMSC has provided the
opportunity for me to begin that
chancee" she said.
In 2009, Miami-Dade Commu-
nity Action Agency, GMSC and
SIATech, formed a partnership
aimed at preparing out-of-school
youth to become self-sufficient.
Through this collaboration the
Greater Miami Academics and
Technology Training Academy
(GMATTA), was formed as an
initiative aimed at serving out-
of-school youth in a charter high
school. This initiative combines
occupational training and work
experience as a mechanism to
re-engage disconnected and dis-
advantaged youth.
"This program is great for
these kids," said Pamela Blunt,

family member of a graduate.
"Everyone can't go to college, ev-
eryone is not built for everyone.
There are alternatives so no one
has an excuse."
The vision of the program
embodies the intent to break
the cycle of poverty and un-
derachievement for youth who
have dropped out of the public
school system. The classrooms
are equipped with high-end, in-
ternet accessible workstations
that simulate a modern office
environment rather than a tra-
ditional classroom; providing a
more interactive experience for
the students.
"I'm very proud of the oppor-
tunity Greater Miami Service
Corps and The School of Inte-
grated Academics and Technol-
ogy are offi:.'-ring these kids," said
Michelle Jones-Williams, who is
i-familiar with the work the orga-
nizations are doing.

By Randy Grice
This summer talented
teen writers throughout
South Florida will have the
chance to further develop
their literary skills and
talents during a workshop
Sponsored by the Florida
Center for the Literary Arts
(FCLA) at Miami Dade Col-
lege (MDC). The workshop is
being held during four con-
secutive Saturday sessions.
that began July 9 from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and con-
tinuing on July 16, July 23
and July 30. All workshop
sessions will be held at the
MDC Wolfson Campus in
downtown Miami.
"This year's workshop
will be taught by nationally
best-selling author Kristi
Cook," said Nicole Swift, as-
sistant program coordina-
tor for the Florida Center for
the Literary Arts. "Topics
covered will include gath-
ering ideas for compelling
stories and creating memo-
rable characters along with
Students will be expected
to attend and participate in
all four sessions and have
their own transportation to
and from the college. The
cost to attend the workshop
is $125 per student.
"The creative journey can
be a lonely one, especially
for teens," said Michael Bell,
program manager for Mi-
ami Writes. "As the empha-
sis in classrooms has shift-
ed towards performance on
standardized tests, many of
the arts including the liter-

Teens cut out literature

ary arts have taken a back-
seat or faded entirely from
middle and senior high
school curriculums."
Author Kristi Cook, who
has written nearly a dozen
novels for teens and adults,
ranging from historical and
NASCAR romance to para-
normal young adult fic-
tion, will be teaching-the
sessions at the workshop.
In this workshop, Cook
will guide student writ-
ers through the building
blocks of creative writing
by covering topics such as
gathering ideas for compel-
ling stories and creating
memorable characters.
"The- summer workshop
for talented teen writers
requires that students be
enrolled in grades nine
through 12 in the forth-

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for a creative writing class.

coming school year," said
Lissette Mendez, program
coordinator for the Florida
Center for the Literary Arts.
"Teens need to reside with
Miami-Dade County and
be grades seven through
12 in order to participate
in The Scholastic Writing
This is the second year
that FCLA and Miami
Writes is hosting the Teen
Creative Writing Work-
shop at MDC's Wolfson
Campus. The- Scholastic
Writing Awards has been
in existence for 86 years.
Miami Writes began their
affiliation with The Scho-
lastic Writing Awards in
2003 as a means of provid-
ing access to this national
program to South Florida's
teen writers.

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celebrates 34th

Miami Gardens' oldest and largest child welfare agency, The
Center for Family and Child Enrichment, Inc. (CFCE) celebrat-
ed their 34th anniversary with a luncheon at the Country Club
of Miami in Miami Lakes on Saturday, July 9.
The gala honored the Miami Gardens' Mayor Shirley Gib-.
son, a former member of the agency's Board of Directors. The
event also included a fashion show and music entertainment
with performances by lazz artist,
Nicole Henry.
The non-profit organization was
created by a group of Black social
workers and psychologists who
saw that there were not any family
counseling services in the area, ac-
cording to CEO Delores Dunn.
"It was basically meeting basic
Needs for family when there were
Sno services for families out here at
the time," she said.
SH Y GIBSO CFCE now offers foster and
adoptive care services including
Miami Gardens Mayor parent preparation training, a foster
parent liaison and around the clock case management. But
beyond their foster care and adoption services, the agency of-
fers an array of services that are available to everyone regard-
less of if they are foster or adoptive parents or children or not,
including counseling for individuals as well as families in the
office or at home; parenting skills classes, substance abuse
Please turn to CFCE 14B

The Black Soldier's

Part II

By Kaila Heard
kheard@i@iamitimresonline.com i
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i' eliverance OGIC

pastor: "God's timing is best."

By Kaila Heard

Forty-two-year-old Reverend LeRoy
Mozone can still vividly recall his trial ser-
mon in November of 1994. He had imagined
that his sermon which was meant to be a
rousing, inspirational message heavily in-
fluenced by the preaching style of Bishop T.
D. Jakes would touch many hearts and be
remembered fondly by the congregation, as
well as the family and friends he had invited
to witness this service.
Instead, the reality was far different than
he thought it would. In fact, Mozone admits,

"it w'as a flop "
"After I did all that hollering, I [was]
up there and ydu could hear the crickets
chirping because I couldn't say anything,"
Mozone recalled.
He was finally able to leave the podium
after a final plea to the congregation, "Ya'll
pray for me."
Today, the pastor of the First Deliverance
Church of God in Christ can laugh about
his experience, but at the time, the mishap
birthed painful doubts within him, causing
him to wonder if he had truly been chosen
to serve in the ministry.
Please turn to MOZONE 14B

In the May 25th edition of the
Miami Times, "The Black Sol-
dier's Story" article was pub-
lished, shedding light on the ex-
periences of Black male soldiers
in the armed forces. This second
part of the story sheds light on
the lesser-known challenges fac-
ing Black female soldiers.
There have been documented
cases of Black women serving
in the military since the Civil
War. Women chose to serve their
country for various reasons
such as patriotism, desires for
adventure or opportunities for
employment. Like their male
colleagues, Black women who
served often faced racial barri-
ers and prejudices, most notably
the continued decision of the
military to remain segregated.
Desegregation for the armed
forces would not come until
1948, when Executive Order No.
9981 was signed.
And because there were few
positions deemed suitable for
women because of their gender,
all women regardless of color
- tended to be relegated to posi-
tions such as nurses and other
domestic or support service
Please turn to SOLDIERS 14B

-Photos courtesy of the Women In Military Service for America Memorial

. .



Millrock Holy

MBC hosts

'Man Fry'

Luncheon creates dialogue across
generational divide

Millrqck Holy Missionary Baptist Church recently held a
Men's Conference, which also featured a men's only fish fry,
otherwise known as a "Man Fry." The event allowed older and
younger men to speak about some of the issues that concerned
them. According to Pastor Aaron Jackson, the senior pastor
of Millrock Holy MBC, "After a full stomach of fried fish and
cheese grits everyone agreed that this is what we need, more
of older saints and younger saints -coming together to resolve
issues that we face in the church. The other men made recom-
mendations that they would carry this idea back to their home
churches and maybe begin a rotation every three months be-
tween the churches."
These are just a few questions and answers which Jackson
and the others for their youthful audience.

-Photo Credit: Centurion Apostolic International Ministries, Inc.
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-Photo courtesy of Millrock Holy MBC
Local church's fish fry brings men of all ages together for

Q1: Why do older pastors sometimes have issues with young-
er pastors?
Response: The older pastors at times- don't know when to quit
the ministry and they also feel the younger pastors go out into
the ministry too soon and are not fully prepared for what it
takes to pastor a church.
Q2: How do the pastors deal with change recommended by
the youth such as praise dancing, alternative programming and
rapping in the church?
R: I must first review to ensure that what they are request-
ing uplifts and glorifies God and if it is respectfully done, it's
Q3: What about the hoop when pastors are preaching?
Please turn to MAN FRY 14B

Divine 'Poetry in Motion'

Centurion Apostolic International Ministries, Inc.'s "Poetry in Motion" troupe provided an evening of uplifting
and inspirational performances of creative liturgical dances during the "A Night of Dance" event held at the church
on June 24.



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Reading Bible tied to

social justice issues

Study finds reading Bible increases

By David Briggs

What daily practice may help
American Christians become
more concerned about issues
of poverty, conservation and
civil liberties?
Reading the Bible.
The answer may come as a
surprise to those locked into
viewing religious practices in
ideological boxes. However, a
new study by Baylor Univer-

sity researcher Aaron Franzen
found frequent Bible read-
ing predicted greater support
for issues ranging from the
compatibility of science and
religion to more humane treat-
ment of criminals.
The study, one of the first
to examine the social conse-
quences of reading Scripture,
reveals the effects of Bible
reading appear to transcend
Please turn to BIBLE 14B

How moral

should our

leaders be?

By Lauren Markoe

Americans are tougher on
politicians for their financial
misdeeds than their sexual
ones, but men are more willing
than women to tolerate sexual
misbehavior in their elected of-
The findings, released re-
cently in a detailed survey by
the Public Religion Research
Institute, show that Americans
across religious groups consider
it worse for a politician to cheat
on taxes or take bribes than to
commit adultery or send sexu-
ally explicit messages to some-
one who's not their spouse.
"There's a dramatic difference
when people are evaluating
public officials' financial versus
sexual misbehavior," said Dan-
iel Cox, PRRI's research direc-
tor. "A significant number of
folks think they can separate
public officials' personal and
public lives," and tend to think
of sexual misbehavior as per-
sonal and therefore private.
More than nine in 10 Ameri-
cans say it's an "extremely" or
"very serious" moral problem
for a public official to take a
bribe, and more than, eight in
10 say the same for a politician
who cheats on taxes.
But less than seven in 10
Americans say it's a serious
moral problem for a public of-
ficial to have sex with a prosti-
The poll also showed that
Americans resent politicians ly-
ing about sexual behavior more
than the behavior itself. While
three in four (77 percent) of
those polled consider lying to
cover up an immoral sexual act
a serious moral problem, only
two-thirds believe that a politi-
cian who has sex with a pros-

Reverend Martin Luther
King Jr. was known to have
extramarital affairs, yet few
people say this affects their
high opinion of him.

titute had committed a serious
moral transgression.
There are no significant dif-
ferences, however, in Ameri-
cans' views of virtual and actu-
al sexual misconduct. Roughly
two-thirds of those polled said
it was a "serious moral prob-
lem" for a politician to send a
sexually explicit message to
someone other than a spouse
or to have sex with a prostitute.
White evangelicals, however,
are more likely than other re-
ligious groups to consider im-
moral personal behavior a dis-
qualification for public office:
64 percent of evangelicals said
a politician who commits an
immoral act in private life can-
not behave ethically in public
life, compared to 43 percent
of white mainline Protestants,
49 percent of Catholics and 26
percent of the religiously unaf-
Significant gender differ-
ences emerged from the poll
on views of politicians' sexual
behavior. Sixty-three percent of
women say a politician who has
sex with a prostitute should re-
sign, compared to 46 percent of
And 64 percent of women
said that a male politician who
cheats on his wife should re-
sign, compared to 50 percent of

The 82nd,: Anniversary
National Convention of lota
Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.,
a business and profession-
al organization founded on
June 1, 1929 in Chicago, II-
linois by Lola Mercedes Park-
er, will commence on July
Meetings and other pro-
grams are being held at the
Trump International Beach
Resort Miami (Sunny isles)
under the leadership of Dr.

Doris Browning-Austin. Na-
tional President.
Lady King of Ghana and
the Honorable Carrie P. Meek
will be inducted as Honor-
ary Sorors Several public
events are planned and mem-
bers from across the United
States and Virgin Islands will
be attending.
Hosting is Gamma Alpha
Chapter and you may call
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14B THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011

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Lay aside every weight
I read a devotion recently attention on the word 'sin' in
that reminded the readers of that verse, believing rightly so,
Hebrews 12:1 "Therefore let that I must let go of sins to ef-
us also, seeing we are com- fectively run the race. This is
passed about with so great a true. Sin is most definitely an
cloud of witnesses, lay aside 'ankle breaker' that will cause
every weight, and the sin you to fall and fail. But that
which doth so easily beset us, verse also tells us to lay aside
and let us run with patience every weight. A weight does not
the race that is set before us." have to be a sin. A weight can
I realized in reading this verse be a worry; something that
that I have always put close constantly and consistently

Faith Church, Inc. welcomes ev-
eryone to their workshop, 'Should
women and children preach?' on
July 16, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. RSVP re-
quired. 786-488-2108.

The Speaking Hands Min-
istry welcomes the community
to donate toys until July 20 for
their Annual Toy Drive. 954-
792-7273, 305-970-0054 or visit

Emmanuel Missionary Bap-
tist Church invites everyone to
their Sunday Friends and Family
service at 11 a.m. 786-704-5216.

Power Ministry invites the com-
munity to their 'Breaking Yokes
Through Praise' worship service
on July 16 at 7 p.m. 305-904-

The Women's Department
of Mount Hope Fellowship Bap-
tist Church presents their annu-
al 100 Women in White Celebra-
tion on July 31 at 4 p.m.

E Macedonia Missionary Bap-
tist Church's Usher Ministry is
hosting a Fashion Show and Mu-
sical Program on August 21 at
4 p.m. and is currently seeking

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aggravates you. And a weight
is usually a problem that you
are carrying that is out of your
control to change.
Once upon a time
when I was young in
the faith, though not
exactly young in the
natural, I believed
that if you presented
a logical argument
to someone who was
behaving immorally,
illegally or destruc-
tively, that they would consid-
er the facts presented, realized
that it was the truth, accept it
and change. Are you laugh-
ing out loud at me right about
now? Well, in my defense, I did
say that was my belief when I

models. 305-445-6459.

E Faith Cathedral Outreach
and Deliverance Ministry in-
vites the community to Sunday
service at 3 p.m. 786-333-6285.

All That God is Interna-
tional Outreach Centers invites
everyone to their Christian Fel-
lowship and Open Mic Night ev-
ery Friday at 7:30 p.m. 786-255-
1509, 786-709-0656.

The International Prayer
Center is hosting their Annual
Pastoral Anniversary, Aug. 11-
14. 954-448-4634.

The Faith Church, Inc. in-
vites you to their service on Sun-

was younger Now, of course,
I realize that yes, it is right to
point out sinful, destructive
behavior. The Bible admonish-
es us to speak a thing
into existence. We are
told to declare the Word
and the works of the
Lord. We need to speak
the truth. The truth
is that we need not be
slaves to addictions, an-
ger, and pain. The truth
is that the Holy Spirit
can empower us to change a
thing. We should be bold to
declare these truths. But once
they are declared, and the
devil's evil works are exposed,
we must acknowledge that we
cannot change a person's de-

days at 11 a.m. and their MIA
outreach service that provides
free hot meals, dry goods and
free clothes. Visit www.faith-
church4you.com or call 305-

Mt. Olivette Baptist Church
will honor their pastor's 32 years
of service on August 7 at 3:30
p.m. and at 11 a.m. and on Au-
gust 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Running for Jesus Out-
reach Youth Ministries invites
the community to their Gospel
Pre-Summer Praise and Cele-
bration on July 16 at 7:30 p.m.
and the Jubilee Praise and Rap
Gospel Celebration on July 23
at 7:30 p.m. 786-704-5216,

Black military women shed light on their experiences

continued from 12B

positions in the military.
Yet for Rosetta Burke, who
enlisted in 1962, the military's
restricted career avenues were
not a hindrance. The 74-year-
old had been studying to be-
come a civilian nurse at the
time. She joined the Army
Reserves to help pursue her
"I was trying to complete my
college education and needed
the extra money," said Burke
who now lives in New York.
Burke, who is currently a
member of the National As-
sociation of Black Military
Women, would serve for 35
years before retiring from the
military as a brigadier general
of the Adjutant General Corps.
During her career, she became
the first woman to serve as the
assistant adjutant general of
the New York and of the Army

National Guard.
While she is proud of her ac-
complishments, Burke admits
that her reasons for pursuing
a military career were based
on compatibility, not raw am-
"As a person who liked to
learn and who liked to meet
people, the military was an
easy fit for me. It became sec-
ond nature," Burke explained.
Besides, due to the supple-
mental benefits of being in
the military, she was able to
complete her undergraduate
degree' as well as receive her
And while Burke knows that
there were instances of dis-
crimination due to her gender
and race throughout her ca-
reer, she feels that she was not
overly affected by them.
"As long as you were doing
your work and you knew that
you were doing it appropriately
you just didn't let [discrimina-

tion] knock you," she said.
In spite of the lingering prej-
udicial attitudes towards mi-
norities and females, as the
decades passed, additional
legislation and related policy
changes have allowed women
to serve in positions far be-
yond their traditional caretak-
er roles in the military.
By the time Octavia Parker,
now a retired Colonel in the
U.S. Army, enlisted in 1980
she was an accomplished
member of her college's ROTC
"I wanted to see more of the
world," explained the Browns-
ville native about her decision
to join the Army.
During a career that
spanned 25 years, Parker was
able to travel to New York, Ko-
rea and Iraq.
Parker, who is also a mem-
ber of the National Association
of Black Military Women, says
she continues to adapt to the

changing requirements of mil-
itary personnel.
"We have been blessed as a
nation to have had long peri-
ods of peace time and not have
many wars, but if I had to go it
would be my duty," says Park-
er, who also noted that her
years of training have kept her
in excellent physical condition
and an expert marksmen.
By the time she retired in
2005, Parker was the first
Black female officer to com-
mand in the Active Guard/Re-
serve program during the Iraq
"The Army really is an equal
opportunity employer," she
For more information regard-
ing Black women's service in
the military, visit the National
Association of Black Military
Women at www.nabmw.com or
the Women In Military Service
for America Memorial at www.

Minister teaches how to discern life's seasons

continued from 12B

Yet, the experience helped
him learn an important lesson
in humility and God's perfect
"God revealed to me [that],
'you can't do anything with-
out me. This is about [God]
not about you," Mozone ex-
Clearly, it was not yet the
season for him to be a pastor.
Accepting that, Mozone re-
dedicated himself to his spiri-
tual journey.
Being able to discern the
right time to take certain ac-
tion, or understanding "God's
perfect timing" is an impor-
tant skill to develop, accord-
ing to the pastor of First De-
liverance COGIC.
"A lot of time you don't know
if it is His perfect will until
you have experienced the per-
missive will," he explained.
"Permissive will" is simply
God allowing us to have some-

First Deliverance COGIC is located at 6229 NW 11th Av-
enue in Miami.

thing, even if it is not what He
deems is right for a person,
because someone keeps mak-
ing requests.
Meanwhile, to be able to
determine "perfect timing"
Mozone says there will be a
few indicators including your
"inner witness" as well as

confirmation from a few out-
siders, "to let you know if it's
your season."
"We need to know that God
is faithful. In spite of how your
circumstances may look, you
need to trust him," the minis-
ter further explained.
At the same time, Mozone

cautions against being afraid
of making mistakes.
"We're human, God under-
stands that. I think we put
too much pressure on our-
selves and are afraid to make
mistakes," he said.
Besides, making the mis-
takes are part of Christians
spiritual journey.
Eventually, Mozone, a mar-
ried father of six, returned
to the podium in 1995. This
time his sermon about keep-
ing your vows to God was well
Since then he has served
in a handful of churches as
a faithful member. Until the
times changed.
In 2008, he was chosen
to pastor First Deliverance
Church of God in Christ, a
sanctuary founded more than
50 years ago which currently
has an active membership of
an estimated 75 people.
"It's been a great experi-
ence," he said of his tenure at
the church.

Scripture reading creates conservative liberals

continued from 13B

conservative-liberal boundar-
Thus, even as opposition to
same-sex marriage and legal-
ized abortion tends to increase
with more time spent with the
Bible, so does the number of
people who say it is important
to actively seek social and eco-
nomic justice, Franzen found.
It was not just liberal Chris-
tians who found their attitudes
In many cases, even those
who believe the Bible is literally
true but rarely read the book
found themselves at odds with
their evangelical sisters and

brothers who regularly read the
holy text.
"Usually, the literalists tend
to read the most frequently,
but increased reading over time
would moderate their conserva-
tism," Franzen said the study

In many cases, Franzen found
frequency of Bible reading was
one of the most powerful pre-
dictors of attitudes on moral
and political issues. Consider
some of the findings:
The likelihood of Christians
saying it is important to actively
seek social and economic justice
to be a good person increased

39 percent with each jump up
the ladder of the frequency of
reading Scripture, from reading
the Bible less than once a year
to no more than once a month
to about weekly to several times
a week or more.
Christian respondents over-
all were 27 percent more likely
to say it is important to con-
sume or use fewer goods to be
a good person as they became
more frequent Bible readers.
Reading the Bible more of-
ten also was linked to improved
attitudes toward science. Re-
spondents were 22 percent less
likely to view religion and sci-
ence as incompatible at each
step toward more frequent Bi-
ble reading.

The issues seemed to mat-
ter more than conservative-lib-
eral tags. In the case of anoth-
er major public policy debate,
same-sex unions, nearly half
of respondents who read the
Bible less than once a year
said homosexuals should be
allowed to marry, while only 6
percent of people who read the
Bible several times a week or
more approved of such mar-
Among other issues, more
frequent Bible readers also
were more likely to oppose le-
galized abortion, the death
penalty, harsher punishment
of criminals and expanding the
federal government's authority
to fight terrorism.

Honoring community service

continued from 12B

prevention activities for elemen-
tary students and even a pro-
gram for teenagers with school
truancy issues.
Like nearly every other non-
profit agency during the Great
Recession, CFCE has strug-
gled to find funding while con-
tinuing to offer quality servic-
es, which is why fundraising
events such as Saturday's gala
is so important.
"We would really love to

raise $20,000 from the event,"
Dunn said.
Regardless of their finan-
cial struggles, the agency con-
tinues to grow and change to
meet the needs of the commu-
Their latest offering is a pi-
lot summer program for youth
that emphasizes teaching
teamwork, anger management
as well as traditional summer
camp activities such as cre-
ativity and outdoor playtime.
For more information about
CFCE, visit www.cfceinc.org.

Church offers food, fellowship

continued from 13B

R: Some stated that the hoop
was done because the preach-
ers didn't have anything else
to say. Some stated it is time
for teaching and folks have to
get use to teaching versus the
hoop. Some stated it was their
way of praising God and dur-
ing their praise they were still
teaching their members.
To foster a true dialogue
among the men of various
ages, the older men in atten-
dance also made sure to ask

questions from the younger
generation. In particular, an
older gentlemen asked the
younger men, which do they
prefer a little hoop or straight
R: It isn't the way you
preach it is what you are say-
ing, if I can understand what
you are talking about and I
walk away with understand-
ing of the word I am fine with
the hoop! Others said they like
when the word is related to
everyday life. Some preachers
go all over the Bible and they
don't understand what they





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sire to continue on a destruc-
tive path. We can, and should
pray. We can, and should of-
fer our love, as Christ offers
His love. But it is up to the
Holy Spirit to move on that
person's life. And remember
also that the Holy Spirit is a
'gentleman'. He will not force
anyone to change. The person
must want the change. The
sooner we realize this truth,
the sooner we are able to lay
aside these weights that beset
us. When something 'besets'
us, .it hinders us from being
our best, and from operating
in the spirit of excellence (not
perfection), that the Lord re-
quires of us.
Psalm 84:11 tells us that


Christian Cathedral
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Glory, 10 a.m. 12 noon and is
also hosting a Christmas in July
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New Life Family Worship
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Women's Ministry to discuss 'Sex
and the Church' on July 16 at 1
p.m. The church also invites the
community to their Bible Study
every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-

The Youth In Action Group
invites you to their "Saturday
Night Live Totally Radical Youth

God will not withhold any good
thing from those who walk up-
rightly. So if you feel that good
things are not happening for
you, don't stress about it. Re-
alize that either GOD doesn't
think it's a good thing or may-
be, just maybe you are not
walking uprightly. Even then
- don't stress prayerfully
ask God to help you make a
And remember according to
Hebrews 12:1, that we are sur-
rounded by a cloud of witness-
es. There are people in Heaven
(and on earth) who have been
confronted with the same
temptations and difficult de-
cisions. They were victorious,
and you can be too.

Experience" every Saturday, 10
p.m. midnight. 561-929-1518.

Redemption Missionary
Baptist Church holds a Fish
Dinner every Friday and Satur-
day; a Noon Day Prayer Service
every Saturday; and Introduction
Computer Classes every Tuesday
and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4
p.m. Reverend Willie McCrae,
305-770-7064 or Mother Annie
Chapman, 786-312-4260.

A Mission with a New Be-
ginning Church members invites
the community to their Sunday
Worship service at 11:15 a.m.
on Thursday, Prayer Meetings
at 6:30 p.m. and Bible Class at
7 p.m.



Liberty City prayer walk






Participants of a
recent prayer walk
stopped frequently
to read inspirational
peace messages by Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
as well as sing spiritual


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Bishop Eddie Long scandal

forces clergy to choose sides

Commissioner Audrey Edmonson of Miami-Dade
County and former State Rep. James Bush, III were
among the approximately 30 people who participated
in a Liberty City Ecumenical Prayer Walk which
concluded at the Sherdavia Jenkins Peace Park on
Friday, July 8.

A The Ecumenical Prayer Walk held on Friday, July 8 in Lib-
erty City drew participants determined to curb the seemingly
4 ceaseless neighborhood violence.

By Goldie Taylor

World Changers Ministries,
the mega-church Dollar found-
ed in a school cafeteria with a
hand full of members, .is one
of the most powerful in the re-
gion. Together with New Birth,
they are among the larg-
est congregations in the
Among his most unfor-
tunate remarks, Dollar '"
compared Long's trans-
gressions to a car wreck. I i
Only, he said, Long has
insurance. He's right ""
about that. Long does L
have insurance. It comes
in the form of both divine mer-
cy and the pocketbooks and
wallets of the people who sit
in his pews. It is their ten per-
cent tithe that is buying fuel
for private jets and Maybachs.
In these economic times, that
alone is enough to stun the
But what I found most offen-
sive was Dollar's demand that
anyone sitting in his church
that could not be there for him
in a similar time of need, when
he might have his own rear end
collision, should leave. He re-
ferred to them pejoratively as
"Negroes". I cringed as rows


upon rows of people clapped
and laughed.
What Dollar and Long seem
to have conveniently forgotten
is that they, in their human-
ness, are not the "church".
They are earthly stewards, not
gods among men. Frail, fallible
iA I and human. While
Long and Dollar are
4 preaching about for-
giveness and loyalty,
someone should slip
them a note about
L stewardship.
S The bible has much
S to say about judg-
'NG ment, but it also
speaks to atonement
and Long should pay with his
position. This church, New
Birth, should be given an op-
portunity to heal under a new
steward. They cannot do that
with Long in the pulpit and
they certainly cannot do it with
Dollar doubling down on a lie.
Long has his is own devils
to deal with and Christians
among us should pray for his
personal healing. God made
some unexpected choices, but
even Moses spent 40 years
in the desert. Long could use
some time in the wilderness.
If Dollar isn't careful, he might
need to go with him.

Chai Community Services seeks donations
Chai Community Services, ing school supplies and seeking
Inc. in collaboration with A-Bet- vendors for their job fair.
ta Dry Cleaning and Laundry, To make donations, call 786-
Inc. is in the process of collect- 273-0294, for more information.

Presiding Bishop Charles E.
in Christ.

Blake Sr. of Church of God

COGIC donates $iK to Japan

By Gina Meeks

Months after a record-
breaking earthquake and tsu-
nami devastated Japan, mis-
sionaries are still dedicated to
aiding in relief efforts. COGIC
Charities, the benevolent arms
of the nearly 6.5 million mem-
ber Church of God in Christ,
plans to give funds to aid the
relief efforts in Japan. *
Presiding Bishop Charles E.
Blake Sr. is leading a COGIC
delegation that will leave for
Tokyo at the end of July. The
group will meet with Japanese
and American officials to dis-
cuss the additional needs of
the country, and Blake will
lead a prayer for the natural
disaster victims. The charity
also plans to present a check

for $100,000, which will aid in
the purchase of rice cookers
and any additional items the
victims need.
"We Care is not just a.slo-
gan for COGIC Charities, but
we believe that it is our duty
to feed the hungry, clothe the
naked and'shelter the home-
less," Blake says.
Bishop Carl D. Hodges,
COGIC jurisdictional bishop
of Japan, said the COGIC
churches in Japan are anx-
iously awaiting the arrival of
the Blake and his delegation,
and they are looking forward
to the opportunity to share
with him the great cultural ex-
perience that is Japan.
While this will be Blake's
first time traveling to Japan,
Please turn to COGIC 19B

Role model Eduardo

Galindo leads with

positive spirit

Having a positive spirit is
a great way to lead others.
Eduardo Galindo exemplifies
this quality, as he models
progressive leadership for
students. Galindo has been
a member of the 5000 Role
Models of Excellence Project
for five years, since he was
a student at Dr. Edward
L. Whigham Elementary
School. He served as presi-
dent of the 5000 Role Mod-
els of Excellence Project at
Richmond Heights Middle
School (RHMS) for the 2010-
11 school year.
The hard-working student
recognizes the importance of
being a well-rounded per-
son. In addition to his par-
ticipation in the 5000 Role
Models at RHMS, he is a
member of Drug Free Youth
In Town (DFYIT) and the
wrestling, basketball, and
golf teams. Galindo works
diligently to keep his grades
up in order to have a bright
Next school year, Galindo
plans.on attending Miami

Eduardo Galindo
Killian High School. While at
Killian, he also would like to
participate in the dual en-
rollment program at George
T. Baker Aviation School.
His dream goal is to become
an officer in the United
States Army. With contin-
ued effort and consistent
focus, there is not doubt
that Galindo will become an
"Officer & A Gentleman."

Gone but not forgotten?

Have you forgotten

so soon about your departed

loved one? Keep them in

your memory with an

in memorial or a

happy birthday remembrances

in our obituary section.

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Same town may

see range offees

By Kelly Kennedy

pay as much as 683 percent
more for the same medical
procedures, such as MRIs or
CT scans, in the same town,
depending on which doctor
they choose, according to a
study by a national health
care group.
That means patients who
pay for a percentage of their
care, instead of a co-payment,
may end up spending hun-
dreds of dollars more for a
certain procedure than they
would if they chose treatment
somewhere else often with-
in a few minutes' drive.
"There's been a barrage of

!al procedure costs vary

studies that show differences procedure for a region, t
from region to region," said say that's all they'll reimbu
Christopher Parks, founder But if a patient does not k
of Change:healthcare. "That how much a procedure cc
makes sense California's he or she gets stuck with
more expensive than Alabama. remainder of the bill if it
But this is within a 20-mile ra- above that average price.
dius in your own town." "It helps the small busine
Change:healthcare looked at McClure said, "but the
claims data from May 2010 to i summer's left out in the cold
May 2011 for 82,000 employ- Providers, he said, o
ees of small businesses to de- . don't know real costs, eit
termine price differences for H When asked by patients for
several procedures: MRIs, CT cost of a procedure, provi<
scans, ultrasounds and PET often say they need to ch
scans. with the insurer. The pat
For a pelvic CT scan, they only learns the real cost w
found that within one town in L. r .the bill arrives, McClure s
the Southwest, a person could Legal reasons often pre'
pay as little as $230 for the providers from discussing
procedure, or as a much as A radiology technician positions a patient for an MRI at Front differences.
$1,800. For a brain MRI in a McClure and Parks said t
town in the Northeast, per- Range Orthopedics in Longmont, Colo., on June 9, 2009. released the study in the h
son could pay $1,540 or Howard McClure, CEO of are moving toward 'Ireference- that insurers, who want p
$3,500. Change:healthcare. based pricing," in which they authorization to make sur
"It was eye-opening," said McClure said health plans look at the average price of a procedure is necessary,



re a


refuse treatment to providers
who want higher-than-aver-
age payments.
Overall, they found a pos-
sible $30 billion in cost sav-
ings over the one-year study,
and that even one health
plan could save as much as
"It's important to ask ques-
tions," McClure said. "Don't
assume that the provider
you're going to is the best eco-
nomic deal."
Michael Painter, a senior pro-
gram officer at the non-profit
Robert Wood Johnson Founda-
tion, said Change:healthcare's
study "is exactly what others
and we have seen. That's good
The foundation also released
a database recently linking
consumers to public reports
about the quality and cost of
providers in their states.

The new lethal superbug, NDM-i

By Jimmie Davis, Jr.
Miami Times writer

When Miami-Dade residents are
not feeling their best, they may de-
cide to pay a visit to the hospital with
expectations of being cured. But
what if during your visit, the doc-
tor said you are suffering from an
outbreak of New Delhi Metallo-beta-
lactamase (NDM-1) and there was no
That's exactly what's transpiring
not only here in America, but cases
of the outbreak have been reported
in Canada, Japan, India and the
United Kingdom of Great Britain.
There's no remedy to treat this vir-
ulent bacteria, which some are call-
ing a superbugg" first of all because
it's immune to contemporary antibi-


weight loss

striking, but


By Eric Schultz

A one-year weight loss program based
on lifestyle changes can help obese
people shed almost as many pounds as
surgery, German researchers say.
In a study' published in the Interna-
tional Journal of Obesity, the', found
women who stuck wilth- the program
lost 43 pounds. while men trimmed
their weight by 57 pounds.
But more than -0 percent quit before
the year was up And even arrong com-
pleters, three-qudrte;s of the ,weight
they'd lost had crept back after three
"Weight regain remains the Achilles'
heel of all weight loss therapies." said.
Thomas W\adden. who runs the Center
for Weight and Eating Disorders at the
University of Pennsyl'.ania in Philadel-
phia and was not involved in the new
Excess eight is one of the world's
greatest health problems, tied to a host
of chronic diseases, extra health care
spending and eai ly death In the U.S.,
about a third of adults are obese.
While weight loss surgery effectively
helps people slim down, complications
and cost make the procedure less than
In the new study, Stephan Bischoff
of the Liniversity of Hohenheim in
Stuttgart and colleagues used a num-
ber of lifestyle changes, including a
low-calone diet, behavioral therapy,
group meetings, nutritional counseling
and exercise -- a weight loss program
franchised by Nestle as OPTIFAST52.
There is also an OPTIFAST program in
the US, but it is only half as long as the
German program.
The researchers, all of whom work
for OPTIFAST centers, signed up more
than 8,000 obese participants at doz-
ens of centers across the country.
At the start of the program, women
weighed about 247 pounds on aver-
age and men weighed 301. pounds.
Combining all participants regardless
of whether or not they finished the
program, women lost an average of 33
pounds, with men shedding about 10
pounds more.
Those who stuck it out, about six
Please turn to WEIGHT LOSS 18B

otics as beta-lactams or carbapen-
Secondly, there's no treatment for
NDM-1, even though pharmaceutical
companies are conducting clinical
trials to come up with an antidote.
The Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) hasn't approved any medicine
for consumers.
In Antibiotics: The Perfect Storm,
author David M. Shales tells about
how the FDA is foot-dragging the
process and changing the rules along
the way, which leaves the public
without a cure for this deadly gene.
"Regulatory agencies like the FDA
are contributing to the problem with
a constant barrage of clinical trial
requirements that make it harder,
slower and more costly to develop
Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, commis-

sioner of the FDA says that they are
fully committed to finding creative
new solutions to the problem of anti-
microbial resistance.
"Unfortunately, the number of
newly approved antibiotics has fallen
steadily since the 1980's," said Ham-
burg. "At the FDA we will continue
efforts to streamline and modernize
our regulatory pathways so that we
can expeditiously review applications
for new antimicrobial drugs, and vac-
cines when they come before us."
Erica Jefferson, public affairs of-
ficer for the FDA says for the year
2011, there are 31 active Investiga-
tional New Drug (IND) applications
for systemic antibacterial drugs from
commercial firms.
"One of the issues that the FDA
has been working hard to address is
that of developing new antibacterial

drugs for treating patients," said Jef-
ferson. "We need new antibacterial
drugs now to treat patients and will
continue to need new options in the
What's distressing to residents of
Miami-Dade County is the fact that
people may never know the full ex-
tent of NDM-1, because agencies
such as the Florida Department of
Health don't require cases to be re-
ported to their office.
"Our office does not conduct sur-
veillance or require reporting specifi-
cally for NDM-1," said Jessica Ham-
monds, press secretary for the Florida
Department of Health. "However, we
do investigate outbreaks, regardless
of whether or not the microorganism
that is the apparent cause of the out-
break is included in our rule requir-
ing reporting of certain diseases."

Than 40 percent of
" r women still don t
Realize that heart
"l "' a disease ia- s t No one
Srfemale killer. O-ie in 30
\\ omen s deathL in 2007 was
from breast cancer, compared
. to about one in three from car-
diovascular disease, according to
The Associated Press the American Heart Association.
A new report says there's been
WASHINGTON Heart disease too little progress in tackling the
can sneak up on women in ways sex differences in heart disease. It
that standard cardiac tests can outlines the top questions scien-
miss. tists must answer to find the best
It's part of a puzzling gender ways to treat women's hearts -
gap: Women tend to have different and protect them in the first place.
heart attack symptoms than men. "A woman's heart is her major
They're more likely to die in the health threat, and everyone who
year after a first heart attack. takes care of a woman has to re-

But whilee overall deaths tha\e
been diiopping in recent ,ears.
that improiemenit h-as been e low i\er
for women who face some unique
issues., sa s the report from their
nonprofit Society for Women s
Health Research and Women-
Heart: The National Coalition for
Women with Heart Disease.
Sure, being a couch potato and
eating a lot of junk food is bad for
a woman's heart just like a man's.
High cholesterol will clog arteries.
High blood pressure can cause a
But here's one problem: Even
if a test of major heart arteries
finds no blockages, at-risk women
Please turn to HEART 18B

Exercise makes a big difference

By Janice Lloyd

Lazy Americans, you are not off
the hook, but health experts are
cutting you sofne slack.
"It's very clear that a little bit
of exercise makes a big differ-
ence," says Carol Ewing Garber,
author of the American College of
Sports Medicine's new guidelines
on quantity and quality of exer-
cise for adults. "The recommenda-
tion to get 150 minutes a week of
moderate-intensity exercise is still
one of the goals, but the message
needs to be heard that doing less

is also helpful."
The guidelines and ACSM's new
book, Complete Guide to Fitness
& Health. are written for everyone
regardless of fitness levels: couch
potatoes trying to get started, as
\well as adults meeting the exercise
requirements but who may be un-
aware of the dangers of post-work-
out sedentary behavior. Among
the highlights:
For the 60 percent of adults
in the USA who are not regularly
active, as little as 60 minutes of
exercise a week provides some
health benefits. But the science

is irrefutable: Adults who get 150
ininutes a week of moderate phys-
ical activity lower their risk of de-
veloping certain diseases, includ-
ing heart disease, the No 1 killer
in the USA.
For the adults who put in their
150 minutes or more but are sed-
entarv the rest of the time, incor-
porating more physical activity
into the rest of the day and also
being mindful of the signs of heart
disease are recommended.
"It's no longer enough to con-
sider whether an individual gets
Please lttrn to EXERCISE 18B

Study: Text

messages help

smokers quit

By Kate Kelland

Smokers are twice as likely to quit
when they get text messages urging
them to stick to their goal of being
smoke free compared with those who
receive texts with no motivational mes-
sages,.a British study has found.
Experts say the "txt2stop" trial, which
is the first such study to verify quit
rates using biochemical testing, may
offer a cheap and easy way to improve
levels of health by increasing the num-
ber of people who give up smoking.
With rates of smoking rising in many
developing countries and tobacco
predicted to kill eight million people
a year by 2030, the researchers said
their findings could be translated into
a potentially powerful public health
"To scale up the txt2stop intervention
for delivery at a national or interna-
tional level would be technically easy,"
said Caroline Free of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who
led the study and published it in The
Lancet journal.
She said the scheme may need some
adaptation, translation into other lan-
guages, and local evaluation before it is
used in other populations, but added
that it is simple, cheap and "likely to be
highly cost-effective."
Tobacco kills up to half its users and
is described by the World Health Orga-
nization (WHO) as "one of the biggest
public health threats the world has ever
It causes lung cancer, which is often
fatal, and other chronic respiratory
diseases. It is also a major risk factor
for cardiovascular diseases, the world's
number one killers.
The texting trial randomly allocated
5,800 smokers in Britain who wanted
to quit to either the txt2stop program or
to a control group who got non-motiva-
tional texts.
The motivational texts included en-
couragement up to the actual quit day,
advice on keeping weight off while quit-
ting, and help dealing with cravings.
The craving text,,for example, said:
"Cravings last less than five minutes on
average. To help distract yourself, try
sipping a drink slowly until the craving
is over."
Non-motivational texts just thanked
people for their participation, requested
confirmation of contact details, or said
a range of other things not connected to
The researchers used saliva tests to
verify whether those who said they had
stopped smoking had actually done so.
The results showed that those in the
txt2stop group were more than twice
as likely to report biochemically-veri-
fied quitting than those in the control
group, with success rates of 10.7 per-
cent and 4.9 percent respectively.
"Text messages are a very convenient
way for smokers to receive support to
quit," Free said in a statement. "People
described txt2stop as like having a
'friend' encouraging them or an 'angel
on their shoulder'. It helped people
resist the temptation to smoke."
In a commentary on the findings,
Derrick Bennett and Jonathan Ember-
son from Britain's Oxford University
said that because of the rapid growth
in both mobile phone use and smok-
ing in some poor countries, the lessons
learned from the txt2stop trial could
provide a new approach to smoking
cessation campaigns in both wealthy
and low-income countries.


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Skinny beverages for hot days,

By Nanci Hellmich

Chances are when you reach for a cold
drink this summer, it'll be a soda, sweet-
ened tea, sugary lemonade or other high-
calorie drink.
One out of four high school students drink
soda daily, and two thirds consume either
soda or other sugary drinks such as Gato-
rade, a recent government survey found.
Children and teens consume about 390
calories a day from beverages, says Barry
Popkin, a nutrition professor at the Univer-
sity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and one
of the nation's top experts on beverage con-
People, ages 19 and older, consume an
average of 412 calories a day from bever-
ages, including soda; fruit drinks, alcoholic

beverages, whole and low-fat
milk, juices and other calorie-
containing drinks, his research
Although some of calories come
from healthy choices such as non-
fat or low-fat milk, many of the bev-
erages are empty calories with little
or no nutritional value, Popkin says.
Nutritionists often encourage people
to cut back on sugar-sweetened bev-
erages. An eight-ounce glass of Coca-
Cola, Sprite or Lipton Extra -Sweet Tea
is roughly 100 calories; a chocolate milk
shake about the same size has almost
300 calories.
You can cut down on sugar and calories
in beverages without sacrificing taste, dieti-
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Free lead blood

test offered
Olinda Park visitors at high
risk for lead poisoning
The Miami-Dade County Health Depart-
ment is offering free rapid lead blood test-
ing for children six-years-old and younger
who may have visited Olinda Park, locat-
edat 5100 NW 21st Avenue in Miami, due
to high levels of lead contamination found
in the soil at the park.
Lead testing is recommended for chil-
dren under the age of six since they are
considered to be at higher risk for lead
poisoning because they tend to put their
hands or other objects into their mouths;
they absorb a greater amount of lead; and
their developing bodies are more vulner-
able to the effects of lead. Exposure to
lead can cause serious health and devel-
opmental problems in children.
Rapid lead blood testing is being of-
fered. free of charge, by the Miami-Dade
County Health Department at:
Jessie Trice Community Health Center
5361 NW 22nd Avenue
Dates: July 6 Jul\ 16
Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 7Lp.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If your child visited Olinda Park in re-
cent years, please bring.him or her in for
testing. Test results will be given within
three minutes.
The Miami-Dade County Health De-
partment is committed to promoting and
protecting the health and safety of our
residents and visitors. If you have ary
questions, call the Miami-Dade County
Health Department at 305-324-2400.

Uterine fibroid embolization

By Dr. Edy Amisial
Obstetrics & Gynecology
North Shore Medical Center

Uterine fibroid embolization or uterine
artery embolization offers patients a
minimally invasive treatment for uterine
fibroids. Fibroids are benign growths
that generally occur in women who are
in their 30s and 40s. Fibroids are the
most common non-cancerous tumor for
that age group.
Fibroids grow in and around the
uterus. They can range in size from


about the size of a pea to growths about
five to six inches wide. You can have one fibroid
or many of different sizes. While fibroids may not
cause symptoms, some women experience:
A feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen
Heavy,. painful periods
Bleeding between periods
Painful sex
Difficult or painful urination
Lower back pain
Fibroids can be treated with medications, which
often can cause unpleasant side effects, or with
surgery. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) offers
a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for
fibroids that aims to stop the blood flow to the
fibroids, thereby causing them to shrink or go
away completely. If you undergo UFE, you will
be sedated but will not be completely asleep.
First, an interventional radiologist will make a
small incision in your groin area and then feed
a catheter into the artery in the upper thigh. A
contrast dye is injected so that the radiologist can
see the artery and the uterus on an X-ray. The
radiologist injects particles that block the blood
supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink.
In most cases, uterine fibroid embolization

can be done as an outpatient procedure. The
procedure generally takes between one and three
hours. After the procedure, a bandage will be
applied to your groin area where the incision
was made, and your doctor may put
you on bedrest for up to six hours. You
may have fever, extreme fatigue, pain,
nausea and vomiting after UFE. Some
women are able to control their pain
.with an over-the-counter medication
$ > such as ibuprofen, but your doctor
may prescribe a more powerful drug for
pain relief. You may experience vaginal
SIAL bleeding after UFE, due to fibroids
breaking down. Some women also pass
fibroids through their vagina. If this happens to
you, call your doctor right away to ensure you
do not develop an infection or bleeding problems.
While complications are rare, they can include
infection and injury to the uterus.
About 95 percent of women report less bleeding
after UFE. Five years after the procedure more
than 70 percent of women still report symptom
control. In about one-fifth of cases, fibroids grow
back after a few years, and UFE may need to be
Most women restart their menstrual periods
after a few months, but a few will enter menopause
(generally women ages 45 or older).
If you want to have children, you should talk
to your doctor before undergoing a UFE. While
many women have had successful pregnancies
after UFE, it may be more difficult to become
pregnant and there is an increased risk of
pregnancy complications. In addition, in some
cases, women who have had complications from
UFE may have to undergo a hysterectomy.
To learn more about uterine fibroid embolization
or for a free referral to a physician who performs
UFEs, please call us at 1-800-984-3434.


Gallstones are deposits that develop in
the gallbladder from sources such as excess
bilirubin or cholesterol.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says
there's no surefire way to prevent gallstones,
and that they're more likely to develop among
women, Native Americans, other ethnic groups
and people older than 40.
The agency mentions these additional risk
factors for gallstones:
Having a family history of gallstones.
Having issues with the gallbladder, which
are more common during pregnancy.
Producing too much bilirubin, a bile
pigment that's created when older or damaged
red blood cells are broken down by the body.
Having an infection of the biliary tract or
cirrhosis of the liver.
Being diabetic.
Having had an organ or bone narrow
Losing weight very quickly by consuming
very few calories.
Receiving intravenous feedings for a long

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18B THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011


Miami Rescue Mission brings Christmas to the city

The Miami Rescue Mission/
Broward Outreach Centers
helped over 1,000 homeless
and needy men, women and
children celebrate Christmas
in July with 300 volunteers at
two of their campuses in Miami
and Hollywood. The Broward
Outreach Center in Pompano
celebrated Christmas in July
last week with an additional
200 homeless men, women
and children.
President of the Miami Res-
cue Mission/Broward Out-
reach Centers, Rev. Ronald
Brummitt, said of the event's
purpose, "We hold these events
to help the homeless know that
they are not forgotten. It is es-
pecially hard for the homeless
to celebrate a holiday when
they have no home. We want
to encourage them in every
way we can to come in off the
streets and get the help they
The Christmas in July cel-
ebration included a great bar-
becue style picnic, live enter-
tainment that included acts
from Trinity Church as well
as the Regeneration Singers,
a group comprised of the for-
merly homeless residents of
the Miami Rescue Mission, a
clothing give away for adults in
attendance as well as a brand
new sneaker give away to each
child in attendance. A total of
over 400 new sneakers were
given out in anticipation of the
new school year.
In addition to the festivities,
homeless and needy individu-
a1s were also able to receive
free haircuts, showers and

the festivities with pony rides,
bounce houses, slides, snow
cone and popcorn machine as
well as other great activities
for the children in attendance.
Also on each campus, special
guest appearances were made
by Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well
as Uncle Sam to help give out
those shoes and special treats.
"This was such a wonder-
ful day, it feels like Christ-
mas should be everyday, after
you see a gathering like this,"
said Latisha .Johnson of Mi-

-Photo credit: Miami Rescue Mission
For Miami Rescue Mission's Christmas in July, Santa Claus gave away over 400 new pairs of
sneakers to the children in attendance.

health screenings. On the Hol-
lywood Campus, Cosmetics
Depot also provided free cos-
metic and skincare products
as a gift to the homeless men
and women who reside at the
Broward Outreach Center Hol-
"It is great to be here to help
and provide support to those

in need," said Andre Khan of
Faith Presbyterian Church who
volunteered at the Broward
Outreach Center Hollywood.
"I brought my two daughters
here so they can begin to give
back at an early age... it also
inspires others to do the same."
A 'Children's Corner' was also
located on each campus during

Potential problems with surgery-free weight loss

continued from 16B

out of every ten participants,
lost 53 percent of their excess
weight. That's close to the
weight loss achieved by sur-
gery about 60 percent-
the researchers note.
Completers also saw a num-
ber of other positive effects,
such as lower blood pressure,
lower cholesterol and blood
sugar levels and better qual-
ity of life.
But when the research-
ers tracked a sample of 300
people three years after they'd
completed the program, it
turned out they had regained
most of their original pound-
age. According to experts,
that's less likely to happen af-

ter surgery.
Still, Bischoff said, a fifth of
the participants were able to
keep their new weight without
further help.
Potential side effects from
the program were rare, with
the most common ones -
hair loss and constipation -
reported by less than one per-
cent of the participants.
Whether those problems
are a real consequence of the
Nestle program is still uncer-
tain, because the study didn't
include a control group. By
the same token, it's hard to
be sure exactly what benefits
came from the program itself,
as opposed to just being part
of a scientific study.
And there are other prob-
lems with the program, said

Stanley Heshka, a nutrition
researcher at Columbia Uni-
versity in New York.
Although OPTIFAST52 ap-
pears to work in the short
term, he told Reuters Health
by email, it is not a practical
solution to America's obesity
problem. Obese Americans
tend to be poor, while inten-
sive programs like Nestle's
tend to be "very costly."
University of Pennsylvania's
Wadden does see promise in
weight loss programs, but
said they need to do a better
job of helping participants
keep the pounds off.
"For every month that you
spend losing weight, you
should spend another month
learning how to keep the
weight off," he said.

Sixty minutes of exercise renders great results

conitnued from 16B

adequate amounts of weekly
exercise," says Garber, an as-
sociate professor of movement
sciences at Teachers College
of Columbia University in New
York. "We also need to deter-
mine how much time a person
spends on sedentary pursuits,
like watching television or work-
ing on a computer."
Sitting for long periods is
harmful, Garber adds. Research
shows long durations of physi-
cal inactivity during the day
raise your risk of developing
heart disease, diabetes, cancer

' What can be done to get people
to be less sedentary? The key is
finding something you like to do
other than sitting or even while
you're, sitting, and setting real-
istic goals, says Barbara Bush-
man, editor of ACSM's Complete
Guide to Fitness & Health.
For instance, if watching tele-
vision or movies takes up your
free time, then exercise while
you're doing that.
Bushman adds you can work
out on an exercise ball or lift
dumbbells while watching real-
ity shows, walk around a soccer
field while watching your child's
match, walk on a treadmill or
ride a stationary bike while
reading on your iPad, walk and

stretch while talking on the
phone. All are ways you can
improve your health and might
even encourage you to set big-
ger goals.
And even if you have a jam-
packed day, take heart. Three
10-minute segments of moder-
ate-intensity exercise through-
out the day is acceptable.
"If we do 30 minutes in a
week, that's better than zero,"
Bushman says. "I'd love it if 100
percent of Americans achieved
150 minutes of moderate physi-
cal activity a week, even better
if they got 300 minutes, but not
everyone is motivated. We can
take steps in those directions,

Big gender gap when it comes to heart disease

conitnued from 16B

still can have a serious problem
- something called coronary
microvascular disease that's
less common in men. Small
blood vessels that feed the heart
become damaged so that they
spasm or squeeze shut, Wenger
Specialists who suspect mi-
crovascular disease prescribe
medications designed to make
blood vessels relax and blood
flow a bit better, while also in-
tensively treating the woman's
other cardiac risk factors. But
Wenger says it's not clear what
the best treatments are.
The report says part of the
lack of understanding about
such gender issues is because
heart-related studies still don't
focus enough on women, espe-
cially minority women. Only a

third of cardiovascular treat-
ment studies include infor-
mation on how each gender
responds even though federal
policy says they should. The
report urged direct compari-
sons of which, treatments work
best in women, and improved
diagnostic tests.
Another issue: Even young
women sometimes have a heart
attack, and there are troubling
hints that their risks are rising.
There's been a small uptick in
deaths among women younger
than 45. Plus, high blood pres-
sure, diabetes or related com-
plications during pregnancy
- a growing worry as more
women start their pregnancies
already overweight aren't
just a temporary problem but
increase those mothers' risk of
heart disease once they reach
middle age. The report says
too few doctors are aware they

should consider that.
Then there are the questions
of how best to tell which wom-
en are at high risk. Nearly two-
thirds of women who die sud-
denly of heart disease report no
previous symptoms, for exam-
ple, compared with half of men.
As for heart attacks, chest pain
is the most common symptom
but women are more likely
than men to experience other
symptoms such as shortness
of breath, nausea and pain in
the back or jaw.
Legislation pending in Con-
gress would require better
study of gender differences,
and would expand a govern-
ment program that currently
screens poor women in 20
states for high cholesterol
and other heart risks, offering
smoking cessation and nutri-
tion education to help lower
those risks.

Installation service
Join us as we celebrate the
installation of our newly elect-
ed Pastor. Pre-Installation ser-
vices will be held 7:30 p.m.
nightly, July 18-22 at 4600 NW
23rd Ave.
On July 18, Rev. Martai Mc-
Cullough of Brownsville Bap-
tist Church; July 19, Rev. Lar-
ry Lovett of Antioch Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville;
July 20, Bishop Randall Holts
of New Hope Missionary Bap-
tist Church; July 21, Rev. How-
ard Rose of Greater Fellowship
Missionary Baptist Church;

ami. "My kids were able to get
brand new shoes and have
some goodies here, we are
definitely so thankful of the
Miami Rescue Mission for pro-
viding this."
With all of the smiles, laugh-
ter and good times that come
with each wonderful event,
there is also a deeper purpose
to the celebration: helping the
homeless take the first steps
in becoming independent once
again during this Indepen-
dence Day weekend.

St. John celebrates Pastor's

Care Support Ministry

St. John Institutional Mis-
sionary Baptist Church wel-
comes everyone to their 61st
Annual Pastor's Care Support .
Ministry Anniversary service
3:30 p.m., Sunday, July 17 at
1328 NW 3rd Ave. i'
Guest speaker, Rev. Larrie
Lovett, Senior Pastor of Antioch
Missionary Baptist Church'of
Brownsville. Deaconess Ida .'.;.'-. -
Adkins, President and Bishop .
James D. Adams, senior pas-
tor/Teacher. For more informa-
tion 305-372-3877. Rev. Larrie Lovett

's at First Baptist Church of Brownsville

July 22, Rev. Eric Readen of
New Beginning Missionary
Baptist Church. *
On Sunday, July 24 will in-
clude Rev. Dwayne Fudge of
St. Mary's Missionary Baptist
Church at 7:30 a.m.; Evange-
list Mary Brown of First Mis-
sionary Baptist Church at 11
a.m. The Installation Service
will be held at 4 p.m. with Rev.
Dr. Carl Johnson and the 93rd
Street Community Baptist
For more information, call

Rev. Andrew Floyd Sr.


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19B THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011

Evangelist produces 'Real Housewives of the Bible' DVD


By Liane Membis

There's a new set of house-
wives on the block.
These women aren't whining
about fashion faux pas and so-
cialite misgivings. Their stories
are cast somewhere between
the books of Genesis and Rev-
Ty Adams, a web-based evan-
gelist and author, is producing
"The Real Housewives of the Bi-
ble," a two-part DVD series that
tracks six women dealing with
the ups and downs of marriage
as they strive to be good wives.
Adams said that "outrageous
reality shows" like Bravo's

"The Real Housewives" series
and VH1's "Basketball Wives"
inspired her to create a more
wholesome version of the fran-
"I was frustrated with what I
was seeing," she said. "A lot of
society is looking towards pro-
gramming to educate them on
relationships and these shows
haven't effectively done that."
"They have ruined and taint-
ed our ability to secure good re-
lationships and to make women
into good wives," said Adams,
who is based in Detroit.
Adams has provided Chris-
tian relationship advice for
nearly ten years, since she

founded a production company
called Heaven Enterprises in
2002. She's the author of "Sin-
gle, Saved and Having Sex," has
produced religious DVDs and

Dr. Ty Adams, web evangelist and
author, produced a new biblically-
based reality tv show.

plays and offers sex and rela-
tionship advice through a web-
S based column called "Ask Ty."
Adams says the goal of her
"Real Housewives" DVD, due
out later this month, is help-
ing women juxtapose real-life

issues with Christian teaching.
She says that teaching includes
women's obligation to attempt
to sustain relationships that
have endured extra-marital af-
fairs and other hardships.
"Because we live in a media-
driven society, telling these
age-old stories of adultery,
loneliness and longing through
entertainment helps women re-
late," Adams said.
Each character on the show
represents a different woman
from the Bible. A character
based on the biblical Sarah
struggles with infertility. (The
biblical Sarah was barren until
she reached old age).

Gold-digging women are lik-
ened to Delilah from the Book
of Judges, who seduced and
deceived Samson who'd fallen
in love with her through rep-
etitious requests.
And the show features plenty
of Jezebels.
"Many single women can get
a man but they can't keep a
man," Adams said. "So many
singles have been in girlfriend
status for so long that they
only understand that mental-
ity. They don't know what it
takes to be a good wife in order
to sustain a relationship and
some parts of society promotes


Service at

Shiloh MBC i

of Homestead

The Shiloh M.B. Church of
Homestead, FL, 606 SW 5 Ave.,
would like to invite all to the in-
stallation service of our Pastor-
Elect Rev. Cedrick L. Cooper on
July 17. Min. Vernon Atchison
at 11 a.m. and Rev. Keith But-
ler of Logos M.B. Church will be
in charge at 4 p.m. Min. V. Atchison Rev. C. L. Cooper Rev. K. Bu

Join our Religious Church donates to earthquake relief efforts

continued from 15B

COGIC Charities, part of
the fourth largest Protestant
and second largest Pente-

costal denomination in the
U.S., is no stranger to as-
sisting other countries amid
a crisis.
The charity, founded in
2003, has given over a mil-


lion dollars to Haiti Earth-
quake Relief Effort, $1 mil-
lion to the relief efforts of
Hurricane Katrina, $50,000
to the Uganda Women's
Health Initiative and more.



90th birthday

Happy 90th birthday
to Aunt Daisy Seabrook.
From your family and we
love you!

Aunt Daisy Seabrook

Cool drinks for a hot summer

continued from 17B

cube trays (hearts, stars, fish)
and float them in glasses filled
with naturally flavored seltzer,
says New York dietitian Joy
Bauer. The frozen juice cubes
"add color and fun and a shot
of flavor when they melt," she
Try a variety of tea: Try mak-

ing home-brewed iced tea with
different types of tea other than
plain black that way you get
lots of flavor without any calo-
ries, says Jessie Price, food
editor of EatingWell magazine.
"Then if you want, enhance the
flavor without going overboard
on added sweeteners. Instead,
add fresh herbs like mint or tar-
ragon and a little splash of fruit
juice for sweetness and flavor."

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Revival Center
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

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Temple Missionary
Baptist Church
1723 N.W. 3rd Avenue

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Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

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St. Mark Missionary
Baptist Church
1470 N.W. 87th Street
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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral of Faith International
2300 N.W. 135th Street

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

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1 (800) 254-NBBC
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Hosanna Community
Baptist Church
2171 N.W. 56th Street

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

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Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
15250 N.W. 22nd Avenue

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New Vision For Christ
13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street
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Pembroke Park Church of Christ
3707 S.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

Order of Services
Sunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Evening Worship 6 p.m.
i. Wednesday General Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
Television Program Sure Foundation
My33 WBFS/Comcast 3 Saturday- 7:30 a.m.
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First Baptist Missionary
Baptist Church of Brownsville
4600 N.W. 23rd Avenue
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740 N.W. 58th Street j (Hebrew Israellites)
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Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

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Zion Hope
Missionary Baptist
5129 N.W. 17th Avenue

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Church of Christ
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

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

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Elite in our Church


Call 305-694-6214


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20B THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011

L2) 1,--,,I '---

Hadley Davis
aide, died July
3. Service 11
a m., Saturday
at Friendship
Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

90, housekeep-
er, died July 9.
Service 2 p.m.,
Saturday in the
chapel 1

JACK COLLIER, 94, retired
luqy hoferinen,
died July 11.1
Service 10 a.mi.,
Saturday at
New St Jlmces
'vss, ,,ai tcbap-
tist Church.

ANNE TROUTMAN, 57, house-
wife, died July
9. Service 11
am Saturday
at New Corinth
Missionary Bap-
tist Church.

worker, died
July 9. Service
10 a.m.. Satur-
day at Greater
Peace Mis-
sionary Baptist

61, maintenance

Hall Ferguson Hewitt

22, short order
cook, died July 4
at Jackson Me-
morial Hospital.
Service 11 a.m.
Saturday in the

The family of the late,

'^^. K,
t ,

security officer,
died July 2 in
Toledo, Ohio.
Survivors in-
cludes: sons,
and Michael
Jackson, Jr.;
wife, Tanganika; parents,
Deacon Melvin and Patricia Jack-
son; siblings, Kimberly (Louis)
Jones, Beverly Jackson and
Melvin Jackson, Jr. Visitation,
4-9 p.m., Friday at Royal Funeral
Home; Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
Gamble Memorial Church of God in
Christ. Burial at Forest Lawn Cem-
etery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

61, retired,
died July 6 at
Jackson Hos-
pital. Service
12 noon, Sat-
urday at New
Providence Mis-
sionary Baptist

Card of Thanks,

The family of the late,


would like to express our
heartfelt gratitude to our fam-
ily, friends, co-workers, co-
laborers in the gospel and
You all have been there in
our time of bereavement. Your
concern and compassion let
us know that you loved and
cared for our father.
Special thanks to the Range
Funeral Home and Staff, Mar-
tin Memorial A.M. E. Church,
Reverend Anthony Reed,
Bishop Victor T. Curry, Senior
Pastor/ Teacher of New Birth
Baptist Church Cathedral
of Faith International and
church family, COMRPOCBA
and The City of Miami Police
Thanks and may God con-
tinue to bless each of you
richly as we pray the prayer of
Jabez for your life.
The Fi mil,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,


church mother B
of World Deliv-
erance Church,
died June 27 at
Memorial Pem-
broke Hospital.
Her husband,
John Collins
and son, Nor- L
man Bruce Collins, preceded her
in death. Survivors includes: sons,
Clarence Reid, Johnny, Larry,
Floyd, John Ricnard, Tyrone and
Claience Laiont Uollins; daugh-
ters, Virginia Bryant-Lawience,
DVborah Ann Williams and lyreb
Denise Weathers; 43 grandchil-
dren, 42 great grands, and two
great great grants Services were

45, entrepre-
neur, died July
7 at Memorial
Regional Hos-
pital. Survivors
includes: wife,
Tammy and
kids. Service
1 p.m., Saturday at First Baptist
Church of Brownsville, 4600 NW
23rd Ave.

Wright and Young
teacher at St.
John's Tot Cen-
ter, died July 4
at North Shore
Medial Center.
Survived by
mother, Lonie
Frances Fuller; t
sister, Dorothy
Fuller; brothers, Eugene, Elmer Jr.
and Willie Fuller; daughter, Shene-
ka Carter; a host of nieces, neph-
ews and other relatives. Services
were held.

LETHA HENRY, 72, died July
3 at Victoria Hospital. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at Second Baptist
Church of Richmond Heights.

barber, died July 4 in Sumter, South
Carolina. Services were held.


wishes to express our deep-
est gratitude for your kind
expression of sympathy. No
words could ever express our
appreciation for the love and
support you have shown us
in our time of sorrow. We are
deeply grateful.
The Family

Card of Thanks

The family of the late,


would like to express our
heartfelt "Thank You" to ev-
eryone for their prayers and
condolences during the loss of
our beloved husband, father,
brother and grandfather.
Special thanks to AM Co-
hen COGIC, Faith Truth and
Deliverance Ministries, Unity
Tabernacle Praise and Wor-
ship Center, all clergy, Liberty
Temple #724, Lodge #1052,
all Elk members, St. Arthur's
Lodge #488, Kazah Temple
#149, Court #117, Seminole
Chapter #10 OES, all family
and friends.
May God continue to bless
each of you.
Bertha S. Lankford and

12/06/1930 07118/2010

Bill, July 18th has come so
quickly, as we now remember
and commemorate the first
anniversary of your departure
from this life.
The chain is broken, but
prayer, love, and strength
through the grace of God,
helps to mend our broken
Sadly missed, Josephine
Davis-Rolle and family.

Former NBA player

Armen Gillman dies

Armen Gilliam, who played 13
National Basketball Association
seasons and in college for the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
died last night at the age of 47.
Gilliam collapsed while play-
ing basketball at a gym in Brid-
geville, Pennsylvania, and was
transported to St. Clair Hospital
in Pittsburgh before being pro-
nounced dead, the Allegheny
County Medical Examiner's Of-
fice said.
An autopsy had yet to be com-
Gilliam was the second over-
all pick in the 1987 NBA draft,
behind David Robinson, by the
Phoenix Suns. He also played
for the Charlotte Hornets, Phila-
delphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets,
Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz,
finishing his career with 12,700
points and 6,401 rebounds.
"Armen was a true profession-
al who carried himself with class
and dignity both on and off the
court," the Nets said in a state-
ment posted on their website.
Gilliam had his No. 35 jersey
retired by UNLV in 2007. He was
a member of the Runnin' Reb-
els squad that reached the Final
Four in 1987, finishing with a
37-2 rec:.rd.

A celebration of the life of
Barbara E. Rogers, age 79,
will be held at 11 a.m., Mon-
day July 18, at Mt. Zion A.M.E.
Church, Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Rogers passed on
Friday, July 8, in Daytona
Beach, where she has re-
sided for the past 15 years.
Mrs. Rogers was born in Mi-
ami and graduated from B.T.
W. High School, Class of 49,
and Tennessee State Univer-
sity, class of 53. She was an
educator with Dade County
Public Schools for 38 years.
She was a member of The


find old


in grave


By Mike Chalmers

In forgotten cemeteries
across the USA, almost un-
readable headstones lie bro-
ken, toppled and overgrown
by weeds, preservationists
Thousands of old and in-
active cemeteries could face
such fates because they rely
on aging volunteers to mow
the grass and keep vandals
at bay.
"Unless someone knows
it's there and has the time
and energy to devote to it,
they're vanishing every day,"
said Brian Cannon, who con-
ducts tours of historic graves
at the Old New Castle Court
House in New Castle, Del.
Amateur genealogists and

-"-wi.-'ng to s),ur int'-- j .
resrori .- :ild preserving old
cemeteries, Cannon said. In
some cases, states and com-
munities are assisting them
by raising money and edu-
cating volunteers.
Jennifer Stucker, of Corea,
Maine, has been working
with volunteers for the past
five years to restore the
town's first cemetery. It con-
tains the headstones of vic-
tims of an 1869 shipwreck
and at least one Civil War
veteran, she says.
"Each of those stones has
an interesting story to it,"
Stucker said. "It's important
to maintain that piece of the
town history and not let it be
buried, literally, again."
Delaware legislators cre-
ated the Delaware Cemetery
Board two years ago to cat-
alog the state's cemeteries
and oversee a fund to help
those with maintenance
troubles. The board collects
about $100,000 a year from
a $2 fee tacked onto the cost
of a death certificate.
Preservation Virginia last
year put family cemeteries
on its list of endangered his-
toric sites because of their
Vulnerability to neglect, van-
dalism or development, said
the preservation group's
Sonja Ingram.
In Massachusetts, towns
have spent more than $4.5
million on historic cemetery
restoration projects over the
past 10 years, according to
the state's Community Pres-
ervation Act website.
"This is the written history
of the average guy," said Ta
Mara Conde, chairwoman
of the conservation commit-
tee of the Association for
Gravestone Studies, based
in Greenfield, Mass.
In many Illinois commu-
nities, cemetery restoration
has become a popular ef-
fort, said Foxie Haggerty of
the state's chapter of Saving
Haggerty said she is ob-
ligated to acknowledge the
work of people in a commu-
nity. Veterans, she said, es-
pecially deserve recognition.
"If it hadn't been for them,
we wouldn't be here today,"
Haggerty said.

Barbara E. Rogers

Charmettes Inc., and Eta Phi
Beta Soroity.
Survivors include husband
of 55 years, Samuel O. Rog-
ers, children, Tahmayne
Rogers-Sandilands, and Eric
T. Rogers; grandchildren,
Ashley, Reggie and Keierah;
great-grand children, Kyla,
Kayla, Ellie, and Nijmeh; and
brother, Rodney K. Mathews.
Arrangements are under the
direct supervision of Herbert
Thompson Funeral Home,
901 Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune
Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL

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reason is not that the number of deaths in our community
have suddenly declined but because our newspaper is not get-
ting the information on all of the deaths.
For some reason, 14 of the 34 Black funeral homes have
informed The Miami Times that they will not submit any more
death notices to our newspaper for publication: Bain Range,
Gregg L. Mason, Range, D. Richardson, A. Richardson, Mitch-
ell, Jay's, Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt, Kitchens, Wright & Young,
Pax Villa, Stevens, Carey, Royal & Rahming and Royal.
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Star of "Jumping the Broom"

featured at Black film festival

By D. Kevin McNeir

Lazaro "Laz" Alonso, is a rare commod-
ity in Hollywood upper echelon of actors
- he is a young, gifted man of color who
has remained humble despite his grow-
ing list of accomplishments. His roots can
be traced back to Cuba but he was born
and raised in the hood in Washington,
D.C., where he says his parents moved so
that they could make a better life for their
only son.
Alonso was one of many stars who
were seen last week, posing for pictures
and frequenting many of the hotspots in
South Florida during the 15th Annual
American Black Film Festival (ABFF).
Fans may remember him from films like
Fast and Furious 4, Stomp the Yard,
Avatar and Jumping the Broom. In fact,
he has distinguished himself as one of
the up-and-coming talents both on the
silver screen and in television. And in his
"spare time," he dabbles in hip-hop and
reggaeton music with "the Latin influ-
ence" always apparent he studied clas-
sical piano for seven years.
He says he knew that he always wanted
to be an actor, even standing in front of
the mirror as a child to perform different
roles, but delayed his dreams for more
"realistic" opportunities working on
Wall Street in New York City at an invest-
ment banking firm after g i..lti.i i11 from
Howard University's School of Business.
"I worked for Merrill Lynch but I really
hated it," he said. "The work itself wasn't
hard I just didn't like Wall Street.
When you're doing something that isn't
your passion, it feels like you're v .,.I i ,..
time ir .i lll'ss of the iinI.', you're mak-
So wlit. made the lillh i1,11 .- for Laz?
I ',l',r-' turn to ALONSO 6C

Spike Lee gets Lifetime

Achievement Award
By Gene Demby
Spike Lee was recently feted at an ad in-
dustry event and honored with a lifetime
achievement award for corporate brand-
building. But building the brand known
as Spike Lee may have been his biggest
It's hard to remember now, but there was a
time when the idea of the Air Jordan the
extravagantly colored Nike sneaker bearing .
the name of a certain bald basketball hero
- was a novel, audacious idea. (Michael
Jordan initially scoffed at the idea
of wearing the shoes, saying they'd
make him look like a clown, and
the NBA went so far as to ban
them.) That reaction by the league
- and some iconic TV ads direct-
ed by Lee helped make Michael
Jordan and Nike totems of coun-
tercultural cool (Jordan and
Please turn to LEE 2C

Randy Jackson shopping

for daytime talk show

By EL'Rweb.coni
"American Idol" judge Randy
Jackson is looking to join Ander-
son Cooper and Katie -
Couric as newcomers
in fall's daytime talk ; .' '*
show arena.
The Hollywood Re- t
porter is citing sources
who say Jackson, ,
already a reality TV
producer with MTV's
" Rand Jackson Pres-
ents America's Best
Dance Crew," has been
pit thing a talk show JACI
coi il to potential
buyers around town. D:I!,iw his
(;.irimmi' Award v iinit, music
'.ickgrlounid, the show, which
Jackson would front, would not be
limited to musical guests


"He wants to talk about things
that will be hip next," says one
knowledgeable source. "He thinks
he has his finger on the pulse."
Meanwhile, "Ameri-
ca's Best Dance Crew,"
hosted by Mario Lopez,
has been on the air for
Ssix seasons.
SEarlier in his ca-
reer, Jackson spent
eight years as the vice
president of A&R at
SColumbia Records, fol-
lowed by four as senior
vice president of A&R at
ON r. i.'-i Records. He has
also recorded, toured,
performed and produced records
for artists such as Madonna,
Elton John and Wh\\it iinv Houston,
giving him pliint\ to chat about on
a talk show.



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According to Mariea Riley performed
Broomfield. mother: her the exchange
son. Alfred L. Broomfield of rings, vows,
followed the correct path of presentation
graduaung from high school, of the bride
Florida A&M University, fell in and groom and
love with Tameka S. Holmes jumping of the broom. At the
and took the step of reception, the newlyweds
matrimony recently led the recessional and
at Signature Grand in danced the first dance.
Davie, Florida before Toasts .were offered by
family members, "" the bridal party. Then
church members and the party, began with line
friends. dancing until after mid-
The couple chose night.
lavender and white The newlyweds thanked
as their colors and LGG their parents and friends
the Dee Dee Wilde LEGET for making
Band to provide the the marriage
music and entertainment, a memorable event
Rev. Dr. Craig P. Riley, Sr. and announced going
was the officiant and Linda to England' on their
Blanco, wedding planner. The honeymoon.
processional included Wvnell*****

and Willie Broomfield,
grandparents of the groom;
Barbara J. Pusey and Sylvia
Singleton, grandparents of
the bride; Mariea and Alfred
L. Broomfield I, parents of
the groom; and Robin J. and
David C. Singleton, parents of
the bride. They all participated
in the unity candlelight
ceremony before taking their
respective seats.
Other members of the
bridal party entered \with
bridesmaids and groomsmen:
Latoyer Hankerson and
Matthew Jean, Novelle
Tucker and David Hilbert,
Vanessa Cololazo
and Keno
Thompson, Hope
Johnson and
Stanley Jacques,
Smith, maid of
honor; Michael
Bowling, best
man; Artranise
Sawyer, maid APOSTLI
of honor; Angel LADY SA
Tyson, matron of
honor; Nyla Singleton, flower
girl; and Darren Broomfield,
ring bearer.
Brenda Thompson sang
"The Lord's Prayer," while Dr.

An Evening of
Elegance was provided
for Pastor Johnny and W|
Sister Ruby White, last
Saturday, in the banquet room
at Church of the Open Door
with Pastor Cleophus Hall
presiding over the gala event.
The program began when the
honorees received a standing
ovation as pastor and wife took
the seats in the royal chair,
Elder Jeremiah Davis led
the "Praise and Worship" with
the congregation, followed by
a tribute from Miss Zamicha
Carte and the South Florida
Spiritual led by Bro. Malcolm
Howard. The
-, ''1 church members
: joined 'in by
adding much
spirit to the
occasion, while
the honorees
nodded their
heads in
& ELECT appreciation,
&ELRev. Janice
MPSON Ha y m a n
A. Thomas
had the honor of reading a
proclamation from the Mayor
of Miami-Dade County for the
honorees 20 years of service
in this community. She was

joined by the
South Florida
Spiritual Singers
and they brought
the audience their
feet rejoicing in
the glory of the
Lord. Apostle
Buford Cochran
delivered the PASTOR
Message from SIS. RL
Timothy 4:7 "I
have fought a good fight, I've
finished my course, I have kept
the faith." Pastor John Hick
then blessed the food and the
atmosphere change to quietly
Following the dining,
congratulations were given
to Deborah Simmons for the
decoration of the room and a
big thank you from the people
that were invited.

Razor Sharp
\linmstries is just what
they do. They are
sharp with everything
they do: Providing the
First Annual Prayer
Breakfast for Angels
RIGHT Deliverance under the
direction of Apostle
Sylvester Sampson, overseer/
senior pastor/evangelist/
prophetess/teacher; Evangelist
Katrina Wright, president
of Angel's Deliverance;' and
appointed Minister Ditonya
Bailey, vice president of
Angel's Deliverance.
The event held at
the Church of, the
Open Door's Banquet
Room was filled with
enthusiastic members
sharingtheir attendance
on the liturgical
dancing of Wright,
Bailey, Surina Head
and Tifanny Leggett. H
Each one revealed thefr
experience of using
dancing as a ministry for God.
Wright started dancing at
the age of five at a ballet school
and was able to pursue her
passion when she reach the
age of 19. She joined Razor
Sharp's Angels of Deliverance
in February 2007.
Bailey indicated:
"Ministering through dance
gives me the freedom to
express my feelings. For years


Food Restaurant in Overtown
on Friday; Fish Fry and Awards
Night on Friday, as well as
playing games; picnic at Arcola
Lakes Park; Service at Kelly
Chapel; and a Luncheon at Red
Lobster, where the classmates
conversation continued arid
the positive and negative
moments brought back joy and

I did not know
how. to express
,r my feelings on
Sthe inside from
V the death of my
and also
growing up
Sin foster care.
JOHNNY & I needed to
BY WHITE release those
pains and
Angels of Deliverance Dance
Ministry help me in 2006. I'm
thankful and grateful to God
for the gift that he has given
unto me. I have truly become
a DIVA: Divinely Inspired
Victorious Anointed woman of
Head indicated that she fell
in love with dance as a young
child growing up in the project
and dance a lot through
high school. She joined
Angels of Deliverance
in 2007 and she uses
her dancing to deal
with life and personal
situations. "I learned
that the anointing is
what destroys the yoke."
Leggett starting
dancing at the age of
nine taking ballet and
tap, while jazz followed. She
indicated dancing is a way
she expresses her emotions,
whether she is happy or
sad. "Some people relax by
reading, writing, or talking,
but I choose to dance. It got to
the point where if my
mother would asked
me to dance for her
company, I would not
even think twice about
All of, them stated
that for them to dance
at any church program,
AD call Apostle Sylvester
Sampson, Jr. at 305-
691-4100. Much credit
goes out to Evangelist Samona
Bargman, Sister Maketa Pultz
and Pastor Ebony Johnson,
dynamic mistress of ceremony
and the great Warriors of the
Booker T. Washington High
School Class of 1951 Celebrated
it's 60th Class Reunion. The
activities included having
breakfast at Jackson Soul

Greene, died around 5 a.m.
Thirty minutes later, the news
traveled including Bethune-
Cookman University by 8:30
a.m. where the request for her
resolution was being prepared.
Greene was known as a prim,
proper, and proactive person
when her legacy began at BCU,
continued at North Dade Jr.


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"Bunkus" McFord, Mary M.
Catherine Moon-
Green, Catherine
Armstead, Agnator
Gordon-Nottage and
husband Thomas
Carl Smith of Ohio,
Bernice Moxie-Carey,
Eloise Thurston-
LEY Cox, Rev. Thomas
Samuel and wife
Juanita from South Carolina,

Sr. High as a physical
education instructor
and throughout the
Miami-Dade County
Public School System
with her skills at Drew
Middle, Henry Filer
Middle, Miami Central,
BTW, Miami Jackson,
COPE North and Miami

MacArthur North.
She was a member of the
Church of God, St. James
AME, New Birth Baptist
Cathedral, Sigma Gamma
Rho, life member of BAF, BCU
Alumni, Dorsey Alumni, Red
Hatters, AARP, NAACP and
many more.
Her immediate family
engendered resolutions from
Congresswoman Frederica
S. Wilson that was sent to
Washington, D.C. to be recorded
in history. Other resolutions
came from Bethune-Cookman,

Oliver Stewart, Mary Mt. Herman AME.
Moses Ray, Thelma New Birth and a
Bain-Ferguson, powerful ritual from
Cynthia Strachan the sorors of Sigma
Forcer; Delores Gamma Rho Georgia
Roker, Gloria Juanita i- Ayers indicated how
Humes, Margaret B benevolent she was
Thurman-Hubbard, each time death was
Doris Burroughs in her family, as well
Hyler, Lionel TAMEKA-ALFRED as many of her loving
Ferguson, Bessie friends.
Cooper-Flowers, Gladstone More importantly, others will
Kemp, Ruth Jackson-Rolle, miss her beginning with Apryl,
Catherine Russell and Trenae andandWadanne, Harold
Barbara Royal. Ferguson, granddaughters
Special guests were Carolyn Lauren and Madison Jones,
Lewis, Rosie Marie Gooding, Vera Knowles, Tomasina
Michele White, Danice Ferguson, Anthony
Johns, Charline and Elogia Ferguson, Harold Ferguson
Preston, Johnnie Mae Jones III, Beverly Owens, Donna
and grandchildren from Edwards, Anthony Barnett,
Tallahassee, Taya Walton, Angela Barnett, Raymond
Kimberly Tarver, Debra Alexander, Derrick Barnett,
McCartney, Mike McCartney, Pamela Hines, LaChelle
Edith Burr, Victoria Carey- Reddick, LaChan Knowles
Simmons and Donnie Hill. and Keisha Lindsey. As
*******ir***** r Q

On Tuesday, June 28, one
of the communities pillars,
Alvilda Marie Ferguson Floyd

sopvc ctorLurry stateU nI
his. eulogy, "She won the fight!
She finished her course! And
she kept the faith."

By A -e n

Hearty congratulations to
Melissa Ebony Meadows
and Reginald Dillard
Madison Smith who married
on July 2 at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church. Melissa
is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Meadows
and the granddaughter of
Thelma Meadows-Dean.
Their lovely reception was
held at Florida International
Atheria Glass Ingraham
died last Tuesday, June
28 at Jackson Memorial
Hospital. Sympathy to all'of
her family. She is a pioneer
Miami and a. graduate of
BTW in 1944.
Get well wishes and our
best wishes goes out to the
following sick and shut-ins:
Rachel Reeves, Willie Pearl
porter, Otis Davis, Harold
Braynon, Bonnie Newbold-
Stirrup, Inez McKinney-
Johnson, Naomi Allen-
Adams, Ebenezer Edwards,
Sue Francis, Dwight
L.! Jackson, Nathaniel

Fisher, Willie
Williams, Ernestine Ross-
Collins, Theodore Dean,
Rose Mary Braynon, Grace
Heastie-Patterson, Yvonne
Johnson-Gaitor, Diana
Ferguson, Alice Bowe and
Marian Shannon.
It is always my pleasure
to congratulate my former
student Jacqueline Charles,
Miami Herald reporter, who
won the Paul Hansell award
named in honor ofa longtime
Florida bureau chief for
the' Associated Press.
Charles also won for 'the
best reporting. Jacqueline
did an excellent job on her
coverage of the 2010 Haiti
Hearty congratulations
goes out to the Reverend
Father Samuel J. Browne,
who is thankful for being
able to see and enjoy his
52nd anniversary to the
Deaconate on July 4.

Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to the
following couples: Henry
and Shearl D. Agarrat
on July 4; David J. and
Normita Williams, -their
34th on July 7; Thomas and
Charlie Albury, Jr., their
33rd on July 8.
University Miami Dade
Alumni members who
were in attendance at the
National Alumni Convention
held in Nassau, Bahamas
on June 16-19: Carol
Weatherington, president;
Audley Coakley, vice
president; Elestine MI
Allen, Shirlyon McWhorter,
Elsie Stewart, Robin
Moncur, Johnny McCray,
Esq., Gladezz McCoy,
Charlie Davis, Dorothy
Davis, Chiquita Davis,
Audrey Strachan, Dorothy
Saunders, Patricia Harper,
John Williams and Annette
U.S. Congresswoman
Frederica Wilson was
awarded the Dr. Mary
McLeod Bethune Visionary
Mark you calendar! Join
the gang in Saint Agnes

Parish Hall on Friday, July
22. There will be a live D.J.
music for everyone. BYOB
and BYOF.
Shaquille O'Neal said
goodbye to basketball after
10 years on the court. We
wish you the best Shaq in
whatever work you may now
More than 200 women from
,Episcopal congregations
around the diocese gathered
last month at Grace Church
in West Palm Beach for the
42nd annual meeting of the
diocesan Episcopal Church
Women. (ECW). The theme
was "Many Paths, One
Journey." Newly-elected
officers elected and installed
Rose Brown, president;
Gloria Clausell, first
vice president/president-
elect; Eugenie Henry,
recording secretary; Rev.
Doris Ingraham, triennial
delegate/social justice
officer; Jacky Lowe, advisor
on missions; Marie Gaston,
Haitian advisor; and Sandra
Powell, parliamentarian,
All newly elected officers
will serve a three-year term.
Lillie Clarke is the outgoing
president. Congrats ladies

"His Double Life" will make you laugh and cry

continued from 1C

Assistant Director Joseph
Reed III said that the show
isn't just about a brother on
the down low its focus is
more on the secrets that we all
"hold prisoner in the dark" that
eventually will come to light.
Martin is the show's writer
and director and in his stead
as the founder of No Jive, he
has been dedicated to chang-
ing the lives of youth and
adults through the medium of
live theater since 1996.
As for Tyler Perry, Martin
says he is honored by the com-
parison but thinks his work

The cast of "His Double Life"

and his theater company of-
fer something unique and
different from the more co-

medic productions
Reed agrees.
"No Jive shows

hard core, straight to the
point, throw it in your face
type of shows focusing on real
life situations," Reed said.
Martin has had more than

his share of bumps and bruis-
es throughout his life, includ-
ing the emptiness that comes
from never having a relation-
ship with his own father. But
he uses that to inform his work
and help others with similar
challenges. And the result is
"pure magic."
The show begins at 7:30 p.m.
at the Joseph Caleb Center
Auditorium on Saturday, July
of Perry. 16th. For tickets go to www.
nojiveproductions.org or call
are more 305-636-2350.

My sista, my sista
You, you want green eyes, me I want brown
You want that straight hair that you can let down
While I want my freeze curls, my braids on my waves, I thank
It's tight an it last fo days,
While you thank you lips, butt and hips are too fat
My sista, my sista what I give fo that
See I want you skin, ya nose and yo ears and I want yo strength
To fight off the tears
And I want yo heart, that's so dear, that keeps it together
Thru out the years artistical funk
Yo rhythm, yo rhyme
Givin one chance
Givin one time
To be a sista, a sista like you
Oh what I would give
Oh what i would do
Now me i said that just to say this without a sista
Me I would miss cause all that i am
An all that i be
Comes from that sista that lives within me

Filmmaker receives grand award

continued from 1C

Nike as upstarts thumbing
their noses at the corporate
status quo? That was clearly
a long time ago.)
So too it is with Lee. We
take his ubiquity -' holler-
ing at the opposing team at
Knicks games, public speak-
ing, weighing in on the po-
litical issues of the day, and
yes, directing provocative
films as a given, as if that
stuff is par for the course for
temperamental indie film di-
rectors whose movies are not
all that lucrative. But Lee
has remained part of the cul-
tural conversation because of
shrewd self-promotion, and
it all started with those Nike
ads, in which he played the
fast-talking, pushy basketball
fan Mars Blackmon alongside
Those early commercials
helped transform the strug-
gling film director into a media

mainstay complete with his
own catchphrase. ("It's gotta
be the shoesi) "I can't define
[my brand]," Lee said at the
event. "But I knew early on,
I'd have to create some kind
of persona behind my name,
because companies weren't
going to spend millions of dol-
lars to promote my films... Do
The Right Thing opened same
day as Batman... We can't
take out full page ads in The
New York Times the same day
Batman opens... so we had to
do other stuff."
Lee has complained that he
still struggles to get funding
for his film projects, despite
the success of 2006's Inside
Man, his biggest box office
hit. (He's still keeping busy
with ad work, most recently
for MSNBC's "Lean Forward"
campaign.) Which makes you
wonder if Lee's built his per-
sona the irascible, perpet-
ually aggrieved perfectionist
who's hard to work with a
little too well,

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The Class of '51
engaged themselves in
playing tennis, sack
race, touch football,
while they waited to
be served BBQ Ribs,
chicken, hamburgers,
hot dogs, water
and sodas. Some of
the classmates, in
attendance included



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Stars come
out at Miami's
Black film
Unless you've been in a time
warp or a cave for the past
30 years, you will undoubt-
edly recognize the faces of the
Black film and television stars
who showed up for this year's
15th Annual American Black
Film Festival (ABFF), held last
week here in Miami. The fes-
tival showed that not only are
there more than just a hand-
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founder. As for the stars cap-
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Reality TV show discounts Black women

By Shaunie O'Neal

I'll be honest, I love reality TV.
Actually it's one of my guilty
pleasure past times. Even be-
fore "Basketball Wives" I had
my favorites, and I watched
them faithfully. There is some-
thing appealing about seeing
people deal with real life drama
as you're watching. Now, as ex-
ecutive producer of "Basketball
Wives," I know that's not exact-
ly how it happens, but it's still
fun to watch.
What isn't so fun to watch,
however, is this new genera-
tion of reality TV. It seems to be
more about the drama and less
about the storyline. That con-
cerns me, especially now that
I'm producing a reality show.
I have gotten both good and
bad responses from viewers
about "Basketball Wives," and I

certainly understand the opin-
ion that the shows portrayal of
Black women is beginning to
look somewhat negative.
As you see on the show, I'm
not a big supporter of the bick-
ering, drink throwing and
fighting, but when you put a
group of strong, independent
and vocal women who are go-
ing through or just came out
of a bad relationship together,
there's bound to be a little dra-
We all know women like the
ones on "Basketball Wives" and
countless other reality shows:
Women who are vocal if you
cross them.
The problem for me is when
Black women are portrayed as
only being that way and labeled
different than their non-Black
counterparts for the same type
of behavior. That's when it be-

I do believe some
of the shows
featuring Black
women have
positive story
WW. lines and are not
Meant to tear
1W Black women
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comes negative and damaging
to our image.
I'm not saying we have to
create shows that only paint
a pretty picture about who we
are, but there should be a bal-
ance and most of all some in-
tegrity to the shows we create.
I do believe some of the shows
featuring Black women have
positive story lines and are not
meant to tear Black women
down. Shows like [BET's] "Tiny
& Toya" and "Monica: Still
Standing," [TVOne's] "LisaRaye:
The Real McCoy," [VHl's] "What
Chili Wants" and [WE tv's] "The
They all have the same core
storyline single, exes of high
profile men, trying to raise their
children and get their lives
back on track. I believe that
is positive and when handled
properly can be very uplifting

and empowering for women go-
ing through the same issues,
no matter their race.
That's why I wanted to do
"Basketball Wives." I wanted
to show what life is really like
when you are with a profes-
sional athlete and that some-
times all that glitters isn't gold.
When I signed on to execu-
tive produce the show I had big
plans and a long list of ideas.
But boy did all that change
as we started filming and I
learned what all goes into ex-
ecutive producing a show. It's
a lot of work, and there are a
lot of politics involved, but at
the end of the day I do believe
that the overall message is be-
ing told.
Look at Tami Roman (ex-wife
of former NBA player Kenny
Anderson and a member of the
Please turn to REALITY 10D

Colon calls 'Voice' victory a surprise

'Couldn't believe

that I had won

By Gary Levin

Javier Colon was considered
a front-runner from the first
auditions of NBC's summer hit
The Voice. But when host Car-
son Daly called his name on
the finale, "I couldn't believe
that I had won," Colon said in
an interview with USA TODAY
Colon, a 34-year-old singer
with two young daughters who
lives in West Hartford, Conn.,
bested three other finalists -
Dia Frampton, Beverly McClel-
lan and Vicci Martinez to
win $100,000 and a Universal
Republic recording contract.
It was no surprise to his ce-
lebrity "coach," Maroon 5's
Adam Levine, who guessed the
outcome at the first auditions.
"The second I heard him sing
I thought he was going to win
the whole thing," Levine says.
Though he worried at Wednes-
day's finale about an upset,
"fortunately, I was right. He's
so powerful at so many differ-
ent levels of his range, he's tru-
ly capable of singing anything."
But such confidence from
Levine and fans "didn't affect
me at all," Colon says.
"I was coming from a very
guarded place, being that I've

been in the music business
for a while now, and I've been
pretty beaten up and had a lot
of doors closed in my face," he
says. "I looked at every perfor-
mance the same, which was
I had to perform and I had to
have a great song. And even if
I did that, that didn't guaran-
tee me a spot to continue to the
next week."
Colon, the former lead singer
of the Derek Trucks Band, had
a two-record deal with Capitol
Records, which released al-
bums in 2003 and 2006, but
he blamed lack of support for

slow sales and was dropped by
the label. "The last five years
I'\e been trying to find a new
deal, tr,,inrg to. find a home,
a jabel.that .Irs..1 to take a
tharnce "
No\w' he hars one \Whil'tour-
ing with seven other final-
ists this summer, he'll begin
x.orking on an album with
a.rushrelease date planned for
September in which he'll col-
laborate with other songwrit-
ers and focus "definitely more
on the pop side of things."
His earlier label "pushed
me in an urban R&B direc-

tion," but Colon sees himself
as "a mixture of country and
pop and soul as well as folk .
. Babyface meets John Mayer
meets James Taylor. I like to
write' songs that move people
emotionally as well as physi-
All four "coaches" wanted
Colon on their team, though he
ultimately chose Levine, whom
he credits for helping him win.
(His favorite performance: Sar-
ah McLachlan's Angel.)
"We got some great advice.
He's an awesome coach and an
awesome friend, and he is re-
ally invested in this whole pro-
cess. He got emotional at the
end, which really meant a lot.
It showed he cared about me
and my situation."
Levine says he "wanted to
make sure we give him the
freedom to do his own thing
and not control it too much.,
Record labels try to put you in
a box, (but) he's capable of do-
ing .,l r i.i',.. ,i*,1 r I'm excited
to see him step out and b-e :ou--
Aside from boosting Colon's
career, the show has provided
a shot in the arm for ratings
starved NBC. The Voice aver-
aged 13.1 million viewers and
ranks first this summer among
young adults, though unusu-
ally, the finale dropped by 1.7
million from performance fi-

Chicago Blues, singing about a '(R)evolution'

By Jerry Shriver

Chicago Blues: A Living
History, The (R)evolution
Continues *** V2 (out of four)
This successor to 2009's
Grammy-nominated, self-ti-
tled project follows the same
mission and approach cel-
ebrate the glory and tradi-
tion of Chicago blues with
an all-star ensemble and
achieves even richer results.
The core group (Billy Boy
Arnold, John Primer, Billy
Branch, Lurrie Bell and Car-
los Johnson) played with the
postwar masters of Chicago
blues, including Muddy Wa-
ters, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf
and Sunnyland Slim. They're
supplemented by some of the
city's younger working artists
and guests such as Buddy
Guy, James Cotton and Magic
Both albums feature inter-
pretations of classics from

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LIVING HISTORY: John Primer, left, Carlos Johnson, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch and Lur-

rie Bell keep the blues alive.

the late 1940s and 1950s, but
this time more of the focus
is on songs that overtly laid
the groundwork for rock 'n'

roll, such as Rocket 88, Ree-
lin' and Rockin' and Howlin'
forMy Baby. With references
to the "need to make a dollar,"

being "careful how you vote"
and, yes, jelly rolls, the songs
demonstrate their relevance
to any era.

Gilbert Arenas aims to shut down 'Basketball Wives: LA'

By EURweb.com

Gilbert Arenas is in a rage
right now after it finally hit
him that his former wife,
Laura Govan, will be on tele-
vision possibly talking about
He's reportedly demanding
that "Basketball Wives: L.A."
be stopped, maintaining that
his ex-wife's involvement has
the potential to exploit him
and damage his image. There
are no plans to mention Are-
nas' name on the show, but

he says just the title of the
show and Govan's presence
is an obvious sign of malice.
This whole claim and de-
mand to cease production is
just the opposite of what he
was saying not too long ago
via Twitter:
"for everybody talking about
my BM on that tv show..i don't
care what she does..if she gets
ajob I [pay] less money to her
"1 they cant lie about u
oh tv u can sue the show 2
if they hav a job it lowers ur


pay..so let them work," he
This isn't the first time be-
hind-the-scenes drama has
ensued over the show.
In May, Chris Bosh filed
suit to keep his ex-girlfriend,
Allison Mathis, off the origi-
nal series. But she filed a
countersuit, claiming Bosh
lied to producers about her
eligibility to keep her off the
Other NBA players have
protested as well, including
Matt Barnes.

Keenan, Shawn and Marion Wayans are due in a Los Ang~ies federal iourt next
month to defend allegations from a rirmer asiitjant that they ripped off his IO.es tor
their boo'. "Iou Know 'nu're a Golddigger When...
Jared Edward'; wor.'ed lor the corredv family tor j decade and 'rotie ljo'es about
viumeri who prey uponr wealthy men. He 1laim.ri he ptchied the idea lor booku that would
include material li'e" 'i.u I now you're a golddigger when ,vou I now more about sports
players' stats than an ESPIJ analystt"
According to'Edwards' lawsuit, the Wavarns brothers rejected the idea, then alleg-
edly did their own version.
Edwards is claiming that the Wayans Bros. (anc St. tMartin's Press) not only com-
mitted copyright infringement but also breached an implied promise to pay him tor
use of his ideas.
The book was far from a best-seller, so the judge has capped a damage award to
the amount of money the Wayans got as an advance for writing the booi', foreclosing
any of the publisher's profits.
The trial is scheduled to begin on July 12.

Footballer Terrell Owens is going to court later this month
over a child support dispute between him and his child'u moth-
er, Melanie Paige Smith.
The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver is being accusOed of not I
paying the full amount of child support amount of S5,001i diue
for the month of June, according to ajc.com.
Owens, 37, via his publicist, responded to the alte3atl,,. in
a statement:
"We are saddened by Smith and her attorney's need tu bring
this to the public as a news story. Owens has never once missed a payment or fell be-
hind in child support payments for any of his children. When his incomrie changed a few
times over the last few years, dramatically decreasing, he continued to pay the child
support amounts as they were structured for -is previous significantly higher income.
For June 2011, Owens communicated directly with Sinith tu let her I'now prior that
he would only be able to pay half of the month's support payment on the due date."

Ghostface Killah is the latest rapper to be haunted by the ghosts of uncleared
samples past. The Wu-Tang Clan member has been named in a
lawsuit stemming from his 2000 opis. Supreme Clhentele.
The album, widely regarded as a Wu-Tang classic, makes
Frequent use of the theme song from the 1966 cartoon televi-
sion shcow [ron Man. But the song's composer, Jaques Urbont,
says Ghoistfa:e didn't get clearance t.i use the song or properly
credit him in the liner notes.
The veteran composer wrote music for many popular teievi-
sion shows throughoutt hi: career, including All My Children and
That'70s Show. He is reportedly seeking millions in damages.

He was arrested on 13 charges stemming from his role in a far-flung cocaine distri-
bution ring, but things are still getting worse for manager and niusic ex.ecutve Jiinmy
"Henchman" Rosemond.
Federal juthiirities. who say Rosemond played "a supervi-
sory and management position" in the cartel, are reportedly
seeking to confiscate his $3 million dollar Brooklyn condo as
well as another $1 million dollar property by the Hudson River
in Manhattan.
A,'-C:rding: to allhiphop.com, the Czar Entertainment founder
was arraigned in a Brooklyn court yesterday along with two of
his brothers, Kessner and Mario, who are also accused of being
involved in the drug ring. Prosecutors say the operation was bringing in upwards of
$10 million a year.
Evidence against Rosemond includes ''retI:, taped wire recordings, according to
U.S. Attorney Todd Kaminsky.

Alicia Keys headed to Broadway

By 7he Associated Press

cia Keys is follow-
ing Jay-Z and Will
Smith into the world
of Broadway pro-
Keys, whose hits
include "Fallin"' and
"A Woman's Worth,"
will help produce
the play "Stick Fly."
The Lydia R. Dia-
mond work is de-
scribed as a con-
temporary comedy

formed in Boston, Chicago
and Washington, D.C. It be-
Ali- gins performances at the Ly-
ceum Theatre on
45th Street on
Nov. 18 and offi-
cially opens Dec.


of manners revolving around
an affluent black family. Keys
says it's a story that everyone
can relate to.
The piece has been per-

Diamond, a
playwriting pro-
fessor at Bos-
ton University,
adapted Toni
Morrison's "The
Bluest Eye" for
the stage and has
written "Stage

Black" and "The Gift Horse."
In 2009, Jay-Z, \\ ill Smith
and wife Jada Pinkett Smith
joined the -r,,odi, in. team of
the musical "Felal"

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Trade showcases Haitian designers

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Recently an international trade
show was held at the Miami Beach
Convention Center. The Women
in Production International Trade
Fair was presented by Femmes en
Democratic (FED), a Haitian non-
profit organization and The Haitian
American Chamber of Commerce
of Florida (HACCOF). The event was
the first edition of Women in Produc-
tion, an international trade fair that
brought together over 50 women arti-
sans, designers, associations and co-
operatives from throughout Haiti and
including the diaspora to promote
trade and economic development.
"We want to exhibit the beautiful
side of Haiti; we want people to see
that side of Haiti," said Pierre Saliba,
chairman of the Haitian American
Chamber of Commerce of Florida.
Many of the designers were hit hard
by the January 2010 earthquake.
Phelicia Dell, Haitian designer of
Ve Ve Collection, has pieced her busi-
ness back together trip by trip to Mi-
ami, as she shopped to restock her
supplies with sewing machines and

Coast Guard

repatriates 82


By Randy Grice

Early last week, 82 Haitians were intercepted at sea by
the U.S. Coast Guard and returned to Cap-Haitien in their
home country of Haiti. The crew of Coast Guardsmen also
repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabafias on
Monday after interdicting them at sea.
"There is a double standard and it is really outrageous
that at this time the administration is deporting people
to Haiti," said Marleine Bastien, Haitian Women of Miami
(a group that helps Haitians will immigration issues).
"Haitians are still being treated as second-class citizens in
this country. These are racist decisions to deport haitians,
its racist and bias."
The Haitian 40-foot sailing vessel was spotted late last
week northwest of Great Inagua in the Bahamas. In 2010,
the Coast Guard repatriated
1,377 Haitians and 422 Cu-
bans. So far this year, 856
Haitians and 541 Cubans have
been repatriated. The U.S.-Cu-
ba Immigration Accord, often
referred to as the "wet-foot,
dry-foot" policy, says Cubans -
who reach American shores are
allowed to stay but those found '
at sea are returned to Cuba or '' a l .
a third country. I'
"They don't want us here MARLEINE BASTIEN
anyway," said Martin Perry, Haitian Women of Miami
Haitian activist.
Human rights advocates have
denounced the federal policy that allows most Cubans,
but not Haitians, to stay here if they set foot on U.S. soil.
As a policy, the U.S. does not deport Cubans to the island
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 deportee
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 super-
vised release in light of the 2001 and 2005 Supreme Court
rulings prohibiting indefinite detention of foreign nation-
als who cannot be deported.
"Haitians will never get a fair shake in this country,"
said Jeanie Williams, a local Haitian, whose brother was
recently repatriated to Haiti.
The U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security recently
reopened the application period for temporary protective
status (TPS) for Haitians living in the United States. If
you do not currently have TPS, you may apply now until
November 15.

"I had to restart she said 'I need-
ed to give rri, ;.r.rkers hiupe."
Vendors as ',joLrig as 15. ..ere get-
ting in on the .iic r iin o t he trade sho'.
Leanna Archir, the Hanian-Arner-
ican creator f..)' Lcnrna's inc.. a hair
products company that is expected
to gross around ~,l6i0.0j00 this cear,
participated in the show She pro-
duced her fir-t hair cream v.hen she
was just nine-'.ears-'-.ld
"Whenever mri\ redt grandmother
sent a shipment from Haiti. I put it
in Gerber baby food iars and shared
it with people. the young business-
woman Said. "But then orders started
coming in. NM mother had a full-time
job, so I decided t o o it myself. I'.e
always had a tenacious personality."
The free event also showcased eco-
friendly crafts, gilts, fashion and
home decor accessories, and Haitian
specialty foods
The trade fair and marketplace is
designed to revive the creative indus-
tries of Haiti after the 2010 earth-
quake and to increase production
among women of the Haitian Dias-

Fashion designer

gives culture a

By Randy Grice

/ In a world dominated by stereotypes and at times unattainable
1 standards, one fashion designer is aiming to take the industry by
storrr while changing the face of her culture. Myrlande Simeon, a
26-year-old designer is doing just that through her designs and fash-
ion sense. With only about six months of experience working as the
owner of her own clothing store, Mademoiselle Boutique, she has a
clear cut idea of her mission in the fashion industry as a Haitian-
"Through my boutique I want people to have a feel that although
I am Haitian, we are not poor like they portray us on TV," she said.
"We have major businesses, we are in to fashion. We are doctors,
we're lawyers. Don't let that image that they show you in the media
determine your decision on what I am. I want to create a different
stereotype when it comes to dressing like a Haitian. Haitian people
are very colorful people. They are very emotional and very passionate
people. With the designs that I'll be coming out with you will see a lot
of passion in my clothes."
Simeon had her first fashion show back in May of this year and
plans to have a new fashion show every six months. Currently, her
boutique does not have a permanent address, because it's run out of
her home, but she makes customer service her number one goal by
catering to each customer and keeping her prices low.
"I try to stay beneath the $60 mark with my merchandise and in
my store it is like a one stop shop," she said. "When you come in my
place you will get a personal stylist, a make-up artist and I also sell
the shoes and other accessories all in one place. When people come
'to me and give the look they are going for I already have the make-
up artist set for them at very affordable rate. I am giving people the
.-...... celebrity treatment minus the high prices."
...-. ...~" .. 'In December, she is also set to launch her own fashion line with
original designs.
-Photo courtesy of Myrlande Simedin "I will begin to design and sell my own clothes, rather than selling
Myrlande Simeon and supporters at her fashion show. other people's merchandise out of my boutique," she said.

Yele Haiti and HVS launch hospitality training program

By Rynel Brown

The Yele Haiti Foundation, an
established leader in recovery
efforts in Haiti, announced the
formation of a new alliance to
launch a trailblazing pilot hospi-
tality vocational training initia-
tive in one of the country's key
port cities. Working with HVS,
the leading global hospitality
consulting and services firm, the
program will infuse up to 120
area residents with core skills.
The intent is to educate current
and aspiring hotel employees and
accelerate self-sufficiency, eco-
nomic development, and job cre-
ation. Yele Haiti's new program
will debut in September 2011 in
Jacinel, one of Haiti's renowned

tourist and resort destinations,
which suffered severe damage
after the earthquake.
"This effort is to provide hospi-
tality education and training to
people ready willing, and eager
to work but without the educa-
tion or skills to do so. in addition
to enhancing the skills of those
already employed in the indus-
try." says Derek Johnson. CEO of
Yele Haiti. "This is at the core of
who and what we are as a grass-
roots NGO, operating on the
ground in Haiti. We've been at
the forefront of providing emer-
gency relief food, water, and
medical supplies -- but \.e also
fundamental!'' believe that it s
better to teach a person to fish,
then to gilt them a single fish "

Yele Haiti reached a significant
milestone in this hospitality ef-
Iort by securing commitments
to hire at least 75 percent of the
students graduating next March
2012. Hospitality is the newest
platform in Yele Haiti's strategic
push to help people in Haiti's
most impoverished communities
move towards self-sufficiency.
Yele Haiti already offers voca-
tional training courses in car-
pentry, masonry, and plumbing
at College Esaie Victor in Port-
au-Prince; the initial class of
120 students will graduate this
month. The Foundation has al-
ready sought funding support to
expand the vocational training
initiative to other departments
of Haiti in at least five different

According to Trinidad native
Parris Jordan, Managing Direc-
tor of HVS's office in the Caribbe-
an, "our region experienced the
greatest loss in hospitality and
leisure tourism demand world-
wide in 2009, and [the region]
continues to lose market share to
competing destinations partially
due to low service standards.
This training program initiated
by Yele Haiti. and combined with
our expertise in hospitality and
training, will provide the means
for Haiti to capture more of its
share of global tourism revenue
and boost the economy by deliv-
ering an upgraded guest experi-
ence that encourages repeat visi-


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Calling healthy ladies
50+ to start a softball team
for fun and laughs. Be apart
of this historical adventure.
24 start-up players needed.
For more information, call
Jean at 305-688-3322 or
Coach Rozier at 305-389-

The Miami Jackson
Class of 1976 will meet on
Wednesday, July 13 from 6-8
p.m. The meeting will take
place at Range Park, 525 NW
62nd St. For more informa-
tion or directions to the park,
call Kevin Marshall at 305-
519-8790 or Karen Gilbert at

The Booker T. Wash-
ington Class of 1964 will
meet on Friday, July 15 at
6:30 p.m. at the African Her-
itage Cultural Arts Center,
6161 NW 22nd Avenue. Final
plans for their upcoming trip
will be discussed. For fur-
ther information, contact G.
Hunter at 305-632-6506.

The City of North Mi-
ami, The Russell Life Skills
and Reading Foundation
and State Representative
Daphne Campbell, Dis-
trict 108 will be sponsoring
a Community Health and Re-
source Fair on Saturday, July
16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Sunkist Grove Community
Center, 12500 NW 13tn Av-
enue. The event is free and
open to the public. The Fair
will entail free eye exams for
children, crime prevention
tips, safety information, etc.
For more information, call
305-895-9840 or visit www.

* Are you angry about the
lack of good jobs and op-
portunity? Tell your story to
members of Congress who
are working to create good
jobs and opportunities for
every America. Come to
the Speakout, sponsored by
ProgressiveCongress.org on
Saturday, July 16 from 2-4
p.m. at the Lehman Theater
in the Arts Complex on the
Miami Dade College North
Campus, 11380 NW 27th Av-

Women in Transition
of South Florida sponsors
its Third Annual "Lil Princess
Tea Party" on Saturday, July
16 at 3 p.m. It is an event
for girls ages three-12 years.
For more information, call

Booker 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-

The African-American
Research Library and Cul-
tural Center, 2650 Sistrunk
Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale,
will be hosting a series of Job
Preparation Seminars on July
13, July 18, July 19, July 20
and July 26. For more infor-
mation, call 954-625-2810.

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

Speaking 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, 127
N. State Road 7, Plantation,
FL now until July 20th. For
more information, call 954-
792-7273 or 305-970-0054.

Please join a panel of
judges from the Miami-
Dade Courts at an edu-
cational Town Hall Meeting
to be held on Wednesday,
July 20 from 6-8 p.m. at
the Orange Bowl Commit-
tee Bldg., 14360 NW 77th
Court in Miami Lakes. The
Miami-Dade Courts' "Com-
munity Connect" Town Hall
meetings are free and open
to the public. For more in-
formation, visit www.judll.

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
information on this event,
contact the Business and
Science Department at 305-

The American Senior
High School Alumni Asso-
ciation is active and running
for all classes 1977-Present.
The next alumni meeting
will be held Thursday, July
21 at 7 p.m. at Denny's Res-
taurant, 19780 NW 27th Av-
enue in Miami Gardens. For
more information, visit the
official website www.class-
ahs/1979; Facebook, Ameri-
can Senior High Class of 77-
82 Reunion Group; or email,
americanhigh reunion@

The Beta Beta Lamb-
da Chapter of Alpha Phi
Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will
host a social function called
Summer Solstice, apart of
their ALPHAdisiac Series on
Friday, July 22 at the Mardi
Gras Casino, 831 N. Federal
Highway in Hallandale. Hap-
py hour/networking will be
from 6-10 p.m. and dancing
from 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Tick-
ets are $15 in advance, $20
at the door. Tickets can be
purchased online at www.

The 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. Activities will in-
clude: meet and greet, bus
tour of new MCCHS, dinner
dance, worship service and
picnic. For more informa-
tion, go to www.carolcityse-
nior71.com or on Facebook
"Miami Carol City Sr. High
Class of '71 Reunion Info."
Contact Gwen Thomas Wil-
liams at 305-625-7244 or
email gwen0525@aol.com.

- The Camille and Su-
lette Merilus Foundation
for Haiti Development
Inc. is need of the commu-
nities help for their fundrais-
ing garage sale on Saturday,
July 23 from 9 a.m-3 p.m. at
13176 NW 7th Avenue. Do-
nations of household goods,
electronics, old vehicles
and anything that could
help raise money for a good
cause is greatly needed. For
more information, call 305-

The Miami-Dade
State Attorneys Office will
be having a 'Second Chance'
Sealing and Expungement
Program on Wednesday,
July 27 at Westland Gar-
dens Park, 13501 NW 107th
Avenue in Hialeah Gardens
from 4-7 p.m. Only cases
that occurred in Miami-Dade
County at State level will be
reviewed. To pre-register
visit www.miamisao.com or
fax a clear copy of your valid
picture id and phone num-
ber to 305-547-0273, atten-
tion Katherine Fernandez
Rundle, State Attorney. For
more information, call 305-

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
registrations and payment
options, call 305-622-8080
or visit www.cmgys.com.

Summer BreakSpot,
part of the USDA Summer
Food Nutrition Program, will
be open now until August
2011 at hundreds of sites
across Miami-Dade County,
providing free nutritious
meals -- breakfast, lunch
and snack -- all summer
long for kids and teens, 18
and under. To find a Summer
BreakSpot site near you,
visit www.summerfoodflori-
da.org or call 211.

"Laughs for Literacy"
presented by the Seminole
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to
benefit The Russell Life Skills
and Reading Foundation on
Saturday, August 13 starting
with a reception at 5 p.m.
and dinner, drinks and com-
edy show at 6:30 p.m. at the
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &

Casino/Seminole Paradise, 1

Seminole Way in Hollywood.
To purchase tickets, visit
com, call 954-981-5653 or
e-mail events@russellread-

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 Constance Koon-
Johnson at 786-290-3258 or
Lee at 954-274-7864.

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1972 Scholarship
Fundraiser Bus Trip to At-
lanta, GA for FAMU Classic
on September 23-25. For
additional information, con-
tact Clarateen Kirkland-Kent
at 305-323-5551 or Glenda
Tyse at 954-987-0689.

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

E The Miami Northwest-
ern Class of 1962 meets
on the second Saturday of
each month at 4 p.m. at the
African Heritage Cultural
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-

Family and Children
Faith Coalition is seeking
youth ages four-18 to con-
nect with a caring and dedi-
cated mentor in Miami-Dade
or Broward County. Get help
with homework, attend fun
events and be a role mod-
el for your community. For
more .information, contact
Brandyss Howard at 786-
388-3000 or brandyss@fcf-

The South Florida
Workforce is having their
arinual Young Adult Summer
Employment Program. South
Florida Workforce will assist
young adults to enhance
their work skills and pursue
the best jobs possible for
the summer. If you are 14-
24 years of age, live in Mi-
ami-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 Adults Register

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 and 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 andre@theclick-

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, rMonday-Fri-
day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Looking for all former
Montanari employees to
get reacquainted. Meetings
will be held at Piccadilly's
(West 49th Street) in Hia-
leah, on the last Saturday
of each month at 9 a.m. We
look forward to seeing each
and every one of you. For
more information, contact
Loletta Forbes at 786-593-
9687 or Elijah Lewis at 305-

The 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

Can relate to 'Larry Crowne'

By Nancy Mills

Taraji P. Henson can't seem
to escape garage sales both
on and off camera.
"I was having a sale the
day I met with (The Curious
Case of Benjamin Button di-
rector) David Fincher," she
says. "It was a Saturday, and
I was mad. 'Don't you people
ever take a break?' Custom-
ers were knocking at my door,
and I had to ask them to come
back the next day."
The hiccup in her Satur-
day sales turned out to be
worth it. Fincher went on to
hire Henson to play the role of
Brad Pitt's character's adop-
tive mother in the film. And
she received a best-support-
ing-actress Academy Award
nomination for her work.
Then Tom Hanks came a-
calling. The veteran actor
wanted to know if she would
be interested in playing his
neighbor in Larry Crowne, a
comedy he was directing and
starring in. She was very in-
terested, took the part and
now stars in the film along-
side Cedric the Entertainer as
a married couple who make
their living running a perma-

-ien odds-&-ends garage sale
on their front lawn. The film
open-is Friday.
"Tom knows how to commu-
nicate with actors," says the
39-year-old actress during
a pit stop in her publicist's
Los Angeles office on
her way to the gym. "He
can get what he needs
without belittling your
choices. I'm pretty unin-
hibited, and with Tom I

felt safe."
Larry Crowne is a comedy
about a Navy veteran, played
by Hanks, who is fired from
his job at a big-box store and
enrolls at a community col-
lege. Julia Roberts and Star
Trek's George Takei star as
two of his teachers. Other
cast members include Wilmer
Valderrama, Pam Grier and
Bryan Cranston.
Henson describes the film as
"a second-coming-of-age sto-
ry." She explains: "Sometimes
in life you find your purpose
later. You could be working
in the same job for 30 years,
and then there's a change. It's
about how you look at that
change. Some could see it as
a mid-life crisis."
Hanks' character chooses
to view his unemployment as
an opportunity, just like Hen-
son herself did more than two
decades ago when she had a
similar crisis. "I was not ac-
cepted into a high school for
performing arts," she says,
"and it was a real awaken-
ing . I'd been slapped in
the face, and it motivated me.
When I saw the people who got
in and I didn't, I was like, 'Re-
ally! You'll never get a job over

me. I'm going to study and
train so hard!"'
With the encouragement of
her late father, a metal fab-
ricator, Henson enrolled at
Howard University and gradu-
ated with a degree in theater
arts. She also got pregnant,
but that didn't stop her from
pursuing her goal of becoming
an actor.
"I'm an extreme optimist,"
Henson says. "Once I made

the decision, I never second-
guessed myself. I knew it
would be challenging, but
what would I be teaching
my son if I wasn't living my
dream? That's what drove me."
Henson left her hometown
of Washington, D.C., in 1996
with $700 and her two-year-
old son Marcel. "In Los An-
geles I stayed with my cousin
and had two months to get on
my feet," she says. "I found
an apartment and started do-
ing temp work as a secretary.
Eventually I found my man-
ager (Vincent Cirrincione, who
also manages Halle Berry).
Slowly and steadily Henson
built her career. She started
with small roles in television
before getting her big break as
the female lead in John Sin-
gleton's 2001 film Baby Boy.
"I was lucky John was looking
for new faces," she says. "He
cast me and Tyrese."
Henson went on to become
a regular on The Division and
then Boston Legal. A role in
Hustle & Flow and a subse-
quent performance singing
at the Oscars got her noticed.
"People started knowing my
name, as opposed to 'that
girl,'" she says.

Bow Wow reveals he has a daughter

By Arienne Thompson

It's been a while since we've
heard from rapper-actor Bow
Wow, but he has some happy
news to share: he's a dad!
In a message on his website,
Bow Wow said he waited to re-
veal his recent fatherhood be-
cause he's concerned about his
"I waited so long to tell yall
the truth because i (sic) was
nervous on how yall would
look at me. Yall know everyone
makes a big deal out of every-
thing i do," he said in a message
to fans. "She inspires me to go
harder. Even made me treat my

mother bet-
ter, its like it -A
made me into .
a man over
Bow Wow lt .'".
(real name: .
Shad Morris)
goes on to /
explain that BOW WOW
he won't be
posting photos of the little girl,
named Shai, because he wants
her to have a normal child-
hood, something he says was
missing in his life.
"I know how fame is. I missed
out on so much that i now
know how important it is to

cherish and have those things
in your life," he wrote. Early in
the message he talks about de-
pression and even suicide.
Bow Wow, 24, started out as
a child rapper working under
mentor Jermaine Dupri, and
later broke into movies as a
There is no word on the ba-
by's official birthdate or the
identity of the child's mother,
whom Bow Wow is apparently
no longer seeing. "Jus gotta
suck it up keep chin high and
try not let her get the best of
my feelings by playing them stu-
pid games," he writes of Shai's

Oprah to teach high school class

By Rob Shuter

Oprah Winfrey is back in
the U.S. after spending time
with her "girls" at the school
she opened in South Africa,
but don't fear, ladies, Miss O
will be returning soon in the
role of teacher.
"They were all stressed for
tests, but doing fine," Oprah
emailed fans including
yours truly about her stu-
dents. "No major crisis this
trip. I love being with them
and talking to them about all
things important. When I'm
there I'm talking from the
time I get up till I go to bed,
about EVERYTHING teenage
girls are going through. It's
the same all over the world."
Oprah revealed that she
would be returning this fall
to teach a class called 'It's
Life 101' about all the stuff
she wished someone had told

her about how the world re-
ally works.
"Should be fun since I love
to teach. And they're like
sponges," Oprah said. "Like
12th graders everywhere,
this first class is both anx-
ious and excited about going
to college. Most will be the
first in their family. So it's a

very big deal for them, and
they're feeling the pressure."
Adding that there is noth-
ing like leaving the U.S. to get
a deeper appreciation of the
freedoms we sometimes take
for granted.
"When Chris Rock was last
on the show he said, 'real
wealth is having options.'
I thought that was pretty
profound," Oprah says. "I
now stress to my girls that
education prepares you to
have options. Without it you
have none. Just took a walk
around the neighborhood
watching sprinklers on the
back lawn . (I love sprin-
klers) Made me think about
the red dirt road I traveled
Mississippi (no sprinklers)
to the here and now. . And
how that journey could have
only been possible in the

Alonso remains humble despite success

cotninued from 1C

He says that he continued to
do his best in his job on Wall
Street while looking for oppor-
tunities that would land him in
"Eventually several partners

ing business, promoting main-
stream products to trendy ur-
ban markets," he said. "But as
I got more free time, I began to
take acting classes in the eve-
ning and working on my craft."
It wasn't long before he began
to land roles in videos and com-
mercials. Guest-starring roles

and I started our own market- on television followed including

"CSI: Miami" and "The Practice."
Cuba, he says, is still a place
that holds wonderful memories
for him as m.n,'r'. of his relatives
are still there. But in America,
the actor with a dazzling smile
and philanthropic soul is living
his life's dreams while reach-
ing back to help others do the

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Women's recent job gai

More men finding

work in recovery

By Paul Davidson

Job growth in this recovery has
widened the gender gap, partly
reversing gains women made in the

rebounds in that period. Economists
at least partly blame a resurgence
in manufacturing and other male-
oriented industries and layoffs in
government and other jobs largely
populated by women.
The trends "are reopening the gen-
der gap in employment," the report
In the recession, the male-domi-

Job gender gap wi
Employment in the reces'sioi
recovery b) gender, in million



Dec. 2007 70.7
June 2009 65.4

ns slipping
women lost 2.1 million, creating a far
idens larger pool of unemployed men.
The Pew report, however, notes
anrd that the male labor force also has
n-,. fallen the past decade. And, it says,
Women the bigger pool of jobless men doesn't
explain why women have lost jobs
67.3 since the recovery began.
Heidi Hartmann, president of
65.1 the Institute for Women's Policy


help on way

for jobless


By Richard Wolf

recession. nated manufacturing and construc- May 2011 66.1 64.9 Research, cites the prevalence of WASHINGTON The Obama
Since the end of the recession tion industries laid off 4 million women in budget-strapped state administration is trying to make
in June 2009, men have gained workers, while female-concentrated Source:Pew Research Center, Bureau of LaborStatistics and local governments, which have it easier for homeowners who lose
768,000 jobs while women have education and health care sectors' continued to shed jobs even while their jobs to keep their homes.
lost 218,000, according to a Pew gained 619,000 jobs. That helped The phenomenon in part can be factory jobs surged. Overall, gov- The administration today will
Research Center analysis of Labor women pull nearly even with men in explained by sweeping economic ernments have cut 297,000 women announce that two programs pro-
Department data released recently. employment at about 615 million each forces. Starting in the 1970s, women and 133,000 men since the recovery viding unemployed homeowners a
That's the first time men have by June 2009. Since then, men have entered the labor force in massive started. few months' forbearance on their
fared better than women in the first retaken a comfortable lead and now numbers, but that wave largely Men are faring better in the private mortgages will be extended to 12
two years of a recovery since the late make up 66.1 million of U.S. pay- ended about 2000. Also, men lost 5.4 sector, too. Retailers added 159,000 months, said three administration
1960s, said Pew, which compared six rolls, versus 64.9 million women, million jobs in the recession while Please turn to JOB 10D officials speaking anonymously
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announced. Thousands of home-
owners could benefit from the addi-
Planned Fewer file for unemployment benefits tona tmer although not jobless
homeowners will be eligible.
layoffS at WASHINGTON (AP) The They stayed below 400,000 The action is being taken as part
number of people applying for seven of the next nine r of the administration'eses effort to help
Sfis for unemployment benefits weeks. But then applica- --: prloent fremains whab e ne p-
U . irm S fell last week to the lowest tions surged to an eight- ployment remains above nine per-
level in seven weeks, al- month high of 478,000 in .'cent and the economy struggles to
riSe again though applications remain April and have shown only rebound. In May, 6.2 million people
elevated, modest improvement since. .I had been without work for at least
By Reuters The Labor Department The four-week average, a hd een witut work for ae ue t
said recently that new less volatile measure, de- 27 weeks. New figures are due out
NEW YORK The number claims for unemployment dined for the first time in Fr ident Obama said recently
of planned layoffs at U.S. benefits dropped 14,000 four weeks, to 424,750. tht h President Obama said recently
firms increased for the sec- to a seasonally adjusted The department says that ficult problem to solve as the nation
ond month in a row in June, 418,000. about 2,500 applications in struggles to recover from its worst
though downsizing in the Applications have topped Minnesota were from state srecues sion in decades. s
first half of the year was at 400,000 for 13 weeks, evi- employees temporarily laid "The continuing decline in the
the lowest level since 2000, a dence the job market has off because of a state gov- -; housing market is something that
report recently showed, weakened since the begin- ernment shutdown. oung market is some g tha
-or n ', hasn't bottomed out as quickly as
Employers announced ning of the year. Applica- Earlier in the day payroll we e ted an so that's coti
41,432 planned job cuts last tions had fallen in February processor ADP said the pri- we expected and so that's contn-
month, up 11.6 percent from to 375,000, a level that sig- vate sector added 157,000 A job seeker looks at a bulletin board at a job re- ed to be a big drag on the econo-
37,135 in May, according to nals sustainable job growth. Please turn to BENEFITS 8D source center on July 5, 2011. hall forum at the White House.
the report from consultants............................. ...... ............................... ..... ................ "We've had to revamp our housing
Challenger, Gray & Christ- program several times to try to help
mas, Inc. Job cuts were up M paym cents g u t people stay in their homes and try
5.3 percent from 39r,358 in to start lifting home values up.
June last year. "We're going back to the drawing
"The employment picture State cuts could add to cuts, most of which went into effect Insurers and employers have their board, talking to banks, try to put
remains a bit cloudy," John c d July 1 or will later this month, could own concerns about the payment some pressure on them to work with
Challenger, chief executive of shortage ofdoctors add to a shortage of physicians and cuts. They say trimming the rates will people who have mortgages to see if
Challenger, Gray & Christ- other providers participating in Med- prompt providers to raise their prices we can make further adjustments,
mas, said in a statement. icaid. for patients who have private insur- modify loans more quickly," Obama
"Continued slowness in the By Phil Galewitz "Further depressing payment rates ance. said.
pace of job cuts is certainly can only worsen the situation," says "It's always a concern that when pro- The Federal Housing Administra-
promising. However, hiring is To curb rising Medicaid costs, about Sara Rosenbaum, chair of the health viders get less from Medicaid, that they tion began offering four months of
coming in spurts and is not a dozen states are starting a new bud- policy department at George Washing- will shift the costs to private insurance mortgage relief to unemployed hom-
quite robust enough to make get year by reducing payments to doc- ton University. She says some states so families and employers pay more," owners nearly a decade ago. Banks
a significant dent in unem- tors, hospitals and other health care cutting rates such as South Caro- says Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman and mortgage brokers participating
ployment." providers that treat the poor. lina- already have severe Medicaid for America's Health Insurance Plans, Please turn to HELP 10D

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Some health care experts say the

physician shortages.

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Obama seeks 'new perspective' during Twitter forum

By David Jackson

dent Barack Obama won't be
restricted to 140-character
answers at a Twitter forum. In
fact, Obama can speak for as
long as he wants as he fields
questions from Twitter users
during the event held recently
at the White House.
The event is supposed to be
devoted to jobs and the econ-
omy, through tweets to the
hashtag #AskObama cover is-
sues ranging from Afghanistan
and education to the quality of
school lunches and whether to
legalize marijuana.
The goal is "to try and find
new opportunities to connect

with Americans throughout the
country," said Macon Phillips,
director of new media for the
White House. "The focus is to
bring in a lot of new perspec-
Jack Dorsey, the founder and
executive chairman of Twitter,
will moderate the event, con-
densing thousands of tweets
into specific, individual ques-
The forum is only the latest
foray into social media from a
White House that has long cul-
tivated a presence on Twitter,
Facebook and YouTube.
In previous months, Obama
has conducted similar forums,
using both Facebook and You-

ELECTRONIC OUTREACH: President Obama uses his Black-
Berry to communicate with supporters. A recent forum was his
first Twitter.

Communications director
Dan Pfeiffer said the outreach
is being done in recognition of
"a different information age,"
one in which many people are
bypassing traditional media
and "getting their information
in different ways, from differ-
ence sources."
Radian6, a company that will
analyze the questions at the
White House forum, reported
that recent studies show that
"financial security" is indeed
an issue of intense interest to
Twitter users, along with "na-
tional protection."
Saying it has analyzed 1.2
million tweets over the past
eight weeks, Radian6 reported
that "the economy is as big a

conversation on Twitter as Osa-
ma bin Laden."
Some other conclusions, ac-
cording to Radian6:
News of the raid on Osama
bin Laden caused the single
biggest spike in sustained con-
versation in Twitter history.
Obama's speeches drive sig-
nificant conversation on Twit-
Men tweet about politics
slightly more than women.
The official White House Twit-
ter account has more than two
million followers; officials said
30 selected followers will attend
the Twitter forum.
"They'll also be tweeting
about what they're seeing,"
Pl-illips said.

Resistance to financial reform reunites pro-consumer interests

By Charlene Crowell
,'AP.A Co'h aniji,

Nearly a year ago. President Obama
signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street
Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
At the time. consumers and their ad-
vocates rejoiced in the success of the
most comprehensive financial reform
enacted since that of the 1930s New
Deal. Nov. as the ne\ly-created Con-
sumer Finance Protection Bureau

(CFPI prepares its formal launch on
July 21, anti-consumer forces have
emerged again. Those \.ho lost the
battle on pro-consumer legislation
are shifting gears to thwart reform
through regulation and a series of
legislative amendments. Sadly, a fed-
eral office is supporting those efforts.
The Office of the Comptroller of the
Currency (OCC) is now proposing fed-
eral pre-emption that would allov.' na-
tional banks to side-step state regu-

nation and resume their old
practices many of which
contributed to the reces-
sion that continues to affect
both businesses and citi-
zens alike. OCC is also the
federal agency charged with
regulating national banks
and functions as an inde-
pendent bureau within the
U.S. Treasury Department.
According to OCC's fiscal

year 2010 annual report.
the national banks repre-
sent $8.5 trillion in assets
,. 71 percent of the value
of all U.S. commercial
.. banks. It is also relevant to
note that OCC's operations
"nr' are funded by assessments
'... paid by these banks. Na-
tional banks pay OCC for
their respective examina-
GRAY tions and corporate appli-

cation fees. Fortunatel,. many of the
same advocates that fought for and
won Dodd-Frank's enactment are ac-
tively opposing this OCC action. Voic-
es opposing OCC include federal state
and federal officials and reinvigorated
groups representing the pro-consum-
er alliances of last year.
In a recent report by the New York
Tiui- .f. Paul Bland, a senior staff law-
yer with Public Justice said, "In these
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FMU to celebrate its roots in St. Augustine

Florida Memorial University
(FMU), South Florida's only histori-
cally-Black university, will officially
dedicate the recently restored A. L.
Lewis Archway Plaza during a cer-
emony celebrating the school's for-
mer entryway and historic roots in
St. Augustine, Florida. The event
will take place July 14th at the Col-
lier-Blocker-Puryear Park in St. Au-
gustine. A reception will follow with
an opportunity to view informa-
tional kiosks chronicling the story
of FMU.
"Florida Memorial University has
a prosperous and inspiring history,"
said Dr. Henry Lewis, III, president
of the university. "The vision of our
former presidents led to establish-
ing St. Augustine's first college and
shapes a legacy of educational ex-


S I. L E W S A R r ,'

-Photo courtesy: Florida Memorial University
HISTORY UNVEILED: Florida Memorial University's dedication
of the recently-restored A. L. Lewis Archway Plaza took place on
July 14th at the Collier-Blocker-Puryear Park in St. Augustine.
The event commemorated the school's historic roots in the City.

cellence we still honor today. We
are building upon that legacy and
transforming it from good to great."
FMU traces its origins to 1879
and is the product of two institu-
tional mergers combining Florida
Baptist Institute in Live Oak and
Florida Baptist Academy, founded
1892 in Jacksonville. Both institu-
tions served former slaves and their
descendants, with curriculums fo-
cused on industrial education, do-
mestic arts, teacher education and
agricultural, mechanical and reli-
gious training. In 1918, the insti-
tution relocated to St. Augustine,
after which the name changed to
Florida Memorial College and the
school achieved accreditation.
The archway, built by students
Please turn to FMU 10D

A Hialeah Womens Center
C. Brian Hart Insurance
City of Miami Beach Housing Authority
Don Bailey's Carpet
Family Dentist
Miami Childrens Initative
Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections
Miami-Dade Public Housing
Miami-Dade Public Schools
Miracle Cloth
North Shore Medical Center
Perry's Publix
Precision Roofing Corp.
Shima Hair Inc.
Verizon Wireless

Less people depending on government unemployment benefits

continued from 7D

jobs last month. That
was more than double
what economists had
The governmentwill
release its June em-
ployment report on
Friday. Economists ex-
pect employers added a
net total of 90,000 jobs
last month and the un-
employment remained
stuck at 9.1 percent,
according to a survey
by FactSet. That's be-
low the 125,000 jobs
per month the econo-
my needs to generate
just to keep up with
population growth.
And at least twice that
many jobs are needed
to bring down the un-
employment rate.
But the ADP and un-
employment benefits
reports caused several

economists to boost
their forecasts for hir-
ing in June.
The ADP report "sug-
gests that the U.S.
economy started to
recover some of the
momentum lost over
the preceding couple
of months," said Paul
Ashworth, an econo-
mist at Capital Eco-
nomics, in a note to
clients. He expects em-
ployers added 80,000
jobs last month, but "if
we were starting from
scratch, the forecast
would be nearer to
The economy slowed
this spring partly be-
cause of temporary
factors. High gas pric-
es forced consumers to
cut back on discretion-
ary purchases, such
as vacations and ap-
pliances, which help
drive growth. And the

March 11 earthquake
in Japan led to a parts
shortage that reduced
U.S. manufacturing
Companies respond-
ed by reining in hiring.
Employers added only
54,000 net new jobs
in May, much slower
than the average gain
of 220,000 per month
in the previous three
months. The unem-
ployment rate rose to
9.1 percent from nine
percent in April.
The government said
last month that the
economy grew only 1.9
percent in the Janu-
Sary-March quarter.
Analysts are expecting
similarly weak growth
in April-June quarter,
as well.
There are signs that
growth will pick up in
the second half of the

Gas prices have de-
clined since peaking
in early May at a na-
tional average of near-
ly $4 per gallon. Gas
prices averaged $3.58
a gallon nationwide on
recently, according to
And manufacturing
activity expanded in
Jine at a faster pace
than the previous
month, according to
the Institute for Sup-
ply Management. That
suggests the parts
shortage is beginning
to abate.
The economy should
grow at a 3.2 per-
cent pace in final six
months of the year,
according to an Asso-
ciated Press survey of
38 economists.
Still, growth must
be stronger to signifi-
cantly lower the un-
employment rate. The

Patients abandoned by healthcare cuts

continued from 7D

an industry group.
Besides South Caro-
lina, other states re-
ducing Medicaid pay-
ments to physicians
this month are Colo-
rado, Nebraska, Or-
egon and South Da-
kota. Arizona, which
cut rates in April, will
impose another cut in
October. States reduc-
ing payments to hospi-
tals include Colorado,
Connecticut, Florida,
Nebraska, New Hamp-
shire, North Carolina,
Oregon, Pennsylvania,
South Carolina, Texas,
Virginia and Washing-
ton. New York cut hos-
pital payment rates in
In March, California
approved a 10 percent
Medicaid cut to doc-
tors and hospitals, but
those reductions are
pending because of an
existing lawsuit.
The payment cuts,
which require federal
approval, are part of a
larger effort by states
to reduce the cost of
Medicaid, typically
the largest- or second-
largest expenditure af-
ter education. In some
states, dental services
and other optional ben-
efits have gone under
the knife. And many
states are requiring
enrollees to sign up for
private Medicaid man-
aged care plans.
Medicaid, a joint
state-federal health
care program, serves
more than 50 million
low-income and dis-
abled people. Under
the 2010 health care
law, more than 16 mil-
lion additional people
will become eligible
starting in 2014, with
the federal government
picking up most of the
To entice more phy-
sicians to accept Med-
icaid patients, the law
raises rates for prima-
ry care doctors in 2013
and 2014 to match

those paid by Medi-
care, the health care
program for seniors.
States on average cur-
rently pay Medicaid
providers about 72
percent of what Medi-
care pays.
Federal-state Med-
icaid costs were $366
billion in fiscal 2009.

The federal stimulus
package gave states
$100 billion to help
pay their share, but
that funding ended
June 30, and "states
are struggling," says
Laura Tobler, a policy
analyst at the National
Conference of State
Legislatures. The

health law bars states
from restricting eligi-
bility for the program.
Nearly half of the
states cut provider
payments in the fis-
cal year that ended in
June, according to the
National Association
of State Budget Offi-

JULY 18-29, 2011
Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency (MDPHA) will accept online pre-applications only from low-
income seniors (62 years or older by December 2011) who wish to be placed on its lottery-based
waiting list for project-based units (Public Housing and New Construction) for zerolefficiency
This user-friendly online pre-application will take only minutes to complete. However, assistance will
be available at MDPHA's Applicant Leasing Center (ALC), 2925 NW 18 Avenue, Miami FL 33142,
during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm; and until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July
19 and July 26. Additionally, the following MDPHA property management offices will be available
during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm:
North area:
2200 NW 54 Street, Miami FL 33142
930 NW 95 Street, Miami FL 33150
16850 NW 55 Avenue, Miami FL 33055
Central area:
550 NW 5 Street, Miami FL 33128
800 NW 13 Avenue, Miami FL 33125
1407 NW 7 Street, Miami FL 33125
2920 NW 18 Avenue, Miami FL 33142
538 SW 5 Street, Miami FL 33130
490 NE 2 Avenue, Miami FL 33132
South area:
6701 SW 62 Avenue, Miami FL 33143
10161 Circle Plaza W, Miami FL 33157
26201 SW 139 Court, Miami FL 33032
1542 SW 4 Street, Homestead FL 33030
All pre-applications received during this period (July 18-29, 2011) will be considered as applying
at the same time. Therefore, it does not matter if an application is received on the first or last day.
All pre-applications will go through a computerized lottery process and will be assigned a randomly
selected ranking number.
The pre-application, including instructions, income limits, frequently asked questions, will be
available in English, Spanish, and Creole on MDPHA's website; www.miamidadea.ov/housinQ.
The head of household must have a Social Security number to register online; however, applicants
without a Social Security number will not be prohibited from applying. If you have any questions,
please contact, ALC at 786-469-4330,
Only one pre-application per household permitted. Applicants will receive a receipt number as
confirmation of the online submission. Any pre-application that is not fully and accurately completed
will be disqualified. Please do not call MDPHA for updates as applicants will receive written
notification by September 30, 2011.
If you need help in completing this application or help due to a disability or mobility, please
call 786-469-4330; TDD/TTY users should dial 7-1-1.
Miami-Dade County and Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency do not discriminate based on race, sex,
color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, disability sexual orientation, age,
or pregnancy in the access to, admissions to, housingprograms or activities.

Fo lga as nine g t htpI egalad.m iamdae1o

economy would need
to grow at a five per-
cent rate for a whole
year to significantly
bring down the un-
employment rate. Eco-

nomic growth of just
three percent a year
would hold the unem-
ployment steady and
keep up with popula-
tion growth.


The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to select one (1) or more Construction Manage-
ment at-Risk (CMR) firm(s) for a continuing agreement. The selected firm(s) will provide CMR services for
miscellaneous projects with construction values not to exceed $2 million per project. The CMR firm(s) will
be contracted for a period of four (4) years with extension years at the option of the Board. Project assign-
ments will be based on the alignment of construction values with each firm's capabilities, pre-qualification
certificate amounts, workload and performance on previous assignments. The Board does not guarantee
any minimum number of projects or any specific construction value. The Board reserves the right to limit
the number of concurrent CMR Miscellaneous agreements held by a single firm. The Board also reserves
the right to utilize alternate delivery methods other than CMR.

A PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE will be held at the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union,
1498 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Attendance is highly encour-

DUE DATE: Firms or companies desiring to participate in the CMR selection process shall respond with
one (1) original bound submittal, one (1) bound copy, and eight (8) compact disks (containing the entire
submittal as a single PDF document) no later than 4:00 p.m., local time. Tuesday. August
2. 2011 to the attention of:

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Department of A/E Selection & Negotiations
Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, District Director, RA, LEED AP
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132

The complete Request for Qualifications (RFQ) package including the Procedures for Selection of the CMR
(with all pertinent information and forms) as referenced in School Board Policy 6330 can be accessed
on-line at http://facilities.dadeschools.net/ae solicitations/sp/CM.pdf or picked up at the above address.
Proposers must submit in the format and forms prescribed in the procedures in order to be considered.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) reserves the right to request clarification of information sub-
mitted and to request additional information of one or more proposers.

Only one submittal will be accepted per proposer, either as a single prime firm or as part of a joint venture.
Proposers submitting as a joint venture must be licensed as such by the Florida Department of Business
and Professional Regulation. Proof of licenses) and an executed copy of the joint venture agreement must
be submitted with the RFQ response. Percentage participation of fees must be clearly stated for each joint
venture partner.

Single prime firms, joint ventures and the individual firms of a joint venture, desiring to participate in this
agreement, must be pre-qualified by the Board prior to submitting their RFQ response to this solicitation.
Contact the Office of Contractor Pre-Qualification at 305-995-4565 for information regarding Contractors'
Pre-Qualification procedures. Proposers must have an active Contractors' Pre-Qualification Certificate
with an aggregate dollar value of no less than $5 Million in order to be eligible.

In its best interest, the Board reserves the right to waive any formalities and to accept or reject any or all
proposals. Incomplete responses to this RFQ may not be evaluated and the proposer disqualified. Any
firm, joint venture or individual whose contract has been terminated by the Board with cause within the last
three (3) years, shall not be considered under this RFQ.

A Cone of Silence, pursuant to School Board Policy 6325, shall commence with the issuance of this
Legal Advertisement and shall terminate at the time the item is presented by the Superintendent to
the appropriate Board committee immediately prior to the Board meeting at which the Board will
award or approve a contract, reject all bids or responses, or take any other action that ends the
solicitation and review process. Any violation of this rule shall be investigated by the Board's Inspector
General and shall result in the disqualification of the potential vendor from the competitive solicitation pro-
cess, rejection of any recommendation for award to the vendor, or the revocation of an award to the vendor
as being void, rendering void any previous or prior awards. The potential vendor or vendor's representative
determined to have violated this rule shall be subject to debarment.

All written communications must be sent to edford()dadeschools.net and a copy filed with the Clerk of
the School Board at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 268, Miami, FL 33132, or via e-mail to martinez(@dade-
schools.net who shall make copies available to the public upon request.

Lobbyists, pursuant to School Board Policy 8150, shall be applicable to this solicitation and all proposers
and lobbyists shall strictly conform to, and be governed by, the requirements set forth therein.

The successful proposer(s) shall fully comply with the State of Florida=s House Bill 1877 "Jessica Lunsford
Act" (JLA); Florida Statutes (FS) 1012.32, 1012.465, 1012.467 and 1012.468; and the following School
Board Policies:


Employment Standards and Fingerprinting of all Employees (refer to School Board Policy 8475);
Business Code of Ethics; and
Anti-Fraud; and all related School Board Policies and Procedures, as applicable.

Board Policies, as amended from time to time, may be accessed on the MDCPS website at: www.dade-
schools.net. This solicitation may be accessed at: http://facilities.dadeschools.net/default.aspx?id=ae so-

M-DCPS strongly encourages the participation of certified M/WBE firms either as a prime proposer, joint
venture or as part of a consulting/supporting team. The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida,
adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in educational programs/activities and employment and strives
affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all.

Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed and in the manner specified in School Board
Policy 6320 Purchasing; Purchase Approval and Competitive Bidding Process Requirements or
in accordance with FS Section 120.57(3), shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under FS Chapter


8D THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011

9D THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011

Former assistant tackles the music industry

From intern to

By Randy Grice
rgrice@miairiitimesonlin e.corn

In the rough and tumble
entertainment business,
Aaron Arnold is blazing his
own trail as a music execu-
tive. The 31-year-old Chica-
go native has risen through
the ranks of working in the
corporate world for three
and a half years and follow-
ing his passion working an
unpaid intern-assistant job
with Sean "Diddy" Combs
for 18 months to erecting
his own entertainment em-
pire, Music Is My Business
"I was in corporate Ameri-

can, left cooperate America,
the took an un-paid intern-
ship/assistantship with
Sean Combs Arnold after
working for him I was in-
spired and figured maybe
I could do it myself," Ar-
nold said. "The experience
wasn't for free. The reason
why I say that is because
sometimes there are things
that money can't buy. For
example relationships, if I
had not worked with Combs
I wouldn't have met Shogun
(Arnold's DJ) who has been
a key part of my team not
only from a DJing stand
point put also as him serv-
ing as my chief technology
officer and his invaluable
Arnold recognizes his
business as a music com-

p,-ily r,1i-her than a label.
"I clciclccl to launch a
mus iC': ompi ny I didn't just
want to create a label per-
say," he -aid. "I wanted to
ha\e -ormething that was
reflecci\e of what I thought
the current market place
would need."
Music Is My Business is
an intergraded music com-
pany\ with three key com-
ponents including brand
ma nagernent. television,
filr and animation and
then music: publishing or
the music label component.

1 ihto Credit: Dale Goldberg
Aaron Arnold (middle) pos-
es with his artist (left) and
producer (right).

Recently the company de-
buted its first single Run-
It-Back on Music Television
(MTV). While Arnold has
not been in the industry
long he leans on other with
more experience for advice.
"I always let him know
that he has to have pa-
tients, perseverance, al-
ways do his homework and
stay on top of his game,"
said Jason Shogun Mur-
dock, Arnold's DJ. "This is
hard work, the entertain-
ment game isn't for every-
body. People look on it from
the outside and thinks that
it's sugar coated, but be-
hind the scenes there are a
lot of thing you have to deal
with. Do what you passion
is and if you do that you
will love it."

Obama and


Alot of work to do'

By David Jackson

President Obama dis-
cussed the latest spike
in the unemployment
rate in remarks this
morning at the White
The Labor Depart-
ment said recently that
the jobless rate in-
creased from 9.1 per-
cent to 9.2 percent in
June, which saw a rise
of only 18,000 jobs.
The bad news comes
as Obama tries to ne-
gotiate a deal with Re-
publicans to increase
the nation's $14.3 tril-
lion debt ceiling while
reducing federal spend-
Republicans quick-
ly jumped on the bad
House Speaker John
Boehner, R-Ohio, said,
"Today's report is
more evidence that the
misguided 'stimulus'
spending binge, exces-
sive regulations and an
overwhelming national
debt continue to hold
back private-sector job
creation in our country."
Austan Goolsbee, who
chairs Obama's Council
of Economic Advisers,
cited a somewhat better
number in the report,
the fact that private sec-

tor payrolls increased
by 57,000 in June (off-
set by losses in govern-
ment jobs).
"While the private
sector has added 2.2
million jobs over the
past 16 months, this
month's report reflects
the recent slowdown of
economic growth due to
headwinds faced in the
first half of this year,"
Goolsbee said.
Goolsbee called for
"bipartisan action" on
proposals "to extend
the payroll tax cut, pass
the pending free-trade
agreements and create
an infrastructure bank
to help put Americans
back to work. "
Democrats said Re-
publicans have blocked
Obama's efforts to re-
vive the economy, in-
cluding an increase in
the $14.3 trillion needed
to pay the government's
"I hope the news that
our economy is not

creating jobs at an ac-
ceptable rate will cause
Republicans to start
taking job creation se-
riously," said Senate
Majority Leader Harry
Reid, D-Nev. "So far this
year, Republicans have
derailed every common-
sense, bipartisan jobs
bill we have brought to
the floor."

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of work and a lot

of help

By Lottie L. Joiner

As a child, Lisa Price loved
fragrances. She found a way to
create her own, blending dif-
ferent perfume oils. Over the
years Price created oils and
creams in her home as a hobby.
In 1993 her mother, Carol, sug-
gested she sell her body creams
at a church flea market. They
nearly sold out.
"I invested about $100 in that
flea market, and I made my
money back and then some,"
she says.
And that's how Carol's
Daughter was born.
Price spent that summer at
craft fairs, street festivals and
flea markets selling her hand-
made concoctions. As more
people bought her products,
she knew she could turn her
passion into profit.
"I knew pretty early on that
people loved my product and
wanted it," Price says. "As long
as I could manage where I sold
it and how I sold it, I could
manage my costs and I could
make money doing it."
Though Price, 49, was able to
turn her hobby into a profitable
business, Tory Johnson, a net-
work commentator and founder
of Spark & Hustle (sparkan-
dhustle.com), which provides
conferences for small business-
es, says that one of the biggest
mistakes that people make is
treating their new business like
their old hobby.
"A hobby is not generally
responsible for paying your
mortgage, maintaining your
lifestyle. That's what a busi-
ness is for. So you have to shift
from thinking about this as a
hobby, which is something I do
simply when I feel like doing it,
to thinking of it as a business,"
Johnson says. Kimberly Seals-
Allers, author of The Mocha
Manual to Turning Your Pas-
sion into Profit, agrees, noting
that not every hobby is a busi-
"There is a disillusionment
about entrepreneurship,"
Seals-Allers says. "People think
it's easy, that they're going to
be at home or they'll have more
time. You will work harder than
you've ever worked in your life."
Social media is a great way to

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TURNING A HOBBY INTO MORE: Lisa Price loved make-
ing her own fragrances. Now she has her own product line:

Carol's Daughter.
get the word out. By using apps
on your smartphone to post
pictures and information on
the latest products and servic-
es you offer, you can grow your
customer base by encourag-
ing your customers to tag and
share what you're offering.

For the first six years of her
business, Price ran Carol's
Daughter out of her home. She
juggled her job in film and tele-
vision production with the de-
mands of entrepreneurship:
mixing things, pouring things,
labeling and unpacking boxes.
It was a challenge, she says,
balancing the expenses, man-
aging payroll and controlling
expectations. So she decided to
hire an accountant on a con-
sulting basis. Things got better.
"That was a great thing for
me ... because it freed up my
time that I was spending doing
something that I really didn't
know how to do, and it allowed
me to focus on other areas of
the business so that I could
grow the business," Price says.
Seals-Allers says it's really
important to have an honest as-
sessment of skills to determine
what type of business best suits
your personality. "You have to
really know your strengths and
weaknesses. If not, your busi-
ness suffers," she says.
When Price opened her first
store in 1999, the business had
$1.7 million in sales. Five years
later, she took on an equity
partner. The decision helped
her expand. .Today her inves-
tors include marketing master-
mind Steve Stoute, hip-hop mo-
gul Jay-Z and movie star Will

Johnson of Spark & Hustle
notes how critical it is to align
with people who can either
help you or do things for you.
She says that one of the biggest
challenges aspiring entrepre-
neurs face is just understand-
ing the process around launch-
ing a successful business based
on your passion or hobby.
"Getting nine stores and be-
ing in places like Dillard's and
Macy's and selling on Home
Shopping Network would not
have been doable by myself. I
just would not have been able
to borrow enough money to do
that," Price says. "I knew that
I had done on my own every-
thing I could to grow my busi-
ness and that I had taken it
pretty\ much as far as I could."
Price's handmade body oils
and creams were popular
among her customers, but she
noticed an increasing demand
for hair products. It was the
early '90s and African-Amer-
ican women with natural hair
yearned for products that ad-
dressed their hair care needs.
Price filled that void.

Today Carol's Daughter is
known as much for its hair
care products as its body oils
and creams. The competition
from major brands hasn't de-
terred her passion or sales.
She still feels strongly about
her product, which has grown
to 85 different items, includ-
ing products for hair, skin and
body. Carol's Daughter has
nine retail stores, and can be
found in Dillard's, Macy's and
Sephora. In 2009, she opened
the Back Room Hand & Foot
Please turn to HOBBY 12D

Black university dedicates archway

continued from 8D

in the 1930s, served as the en-
trance to campus until 1968
when the school moved to Mi-

ami. With the addition of grad-
uate degree programs in edu-
cation and business, the school
was renamed Florida Memorial
University in 2006. The dedi-
cation launches the school's

redevelopment of the hundreds
of acres surrounding the arch-
way, which FMU still owns.
For more information on the
dedication ceremony contact
Janell Blake at 305-626-3609.

Black woman portrayed on reality TV

continued from 4C

"Basketball Wives" cast). She
was such an appealing addition
to the cast because of her rags
to riches to rags story of be-
ing married to a pro basketball
player and after their divorce
almost being homeless.

That's the heart of "Basket-
ball Wives," and I believe that if
you look closely and beyond the
arguing and the fighting, you'll
see a group of women trying
to get their lives back on track
and figure out who they really
My role as executive producer
of the show does not negate my

concern for how Black women
are portrayed on reality TV, but
I do believe that there are some
shows attempting to strike a
balance and have a positive
message despite the drama. I'm
personally working with Shed
Media and VH1 to make sure
that "Basketball Wives" stands
among them.

Programs to help with home mortgages

HELP employed since last year. Those portion of their loans must do
continued from 7D who service mortgages under so.
the program are expected to The revised programs are in-
in the program must comply follow its voluntary guidelines, tended to be a win-win for bor-
with the new standard. The To qualify for mortgage for- rowers and banks, which can
Home Affordable Modification bearance, unemployed peo- avoid having more homes go
Program has been offering ple must be looking for work. into foreclosure by giving bor-
three months of relief to the un- Those who can afford to pay a rowers more time to pay.

Efforts to avoid another financial crisis

REFORM licly expressed opposition to regulators working in concert
continued from 7D the OCC action include the Na- at both the state and federal
tional Association of Attorneys levels. If allowed, Dodd-Frank
proposals, the OCC is very close General and New York State's will operate as originally in-
to trying to pretend that the Financial Services Depart- tended to correct the ne-
Dodd-Frank Act never passed." ment. glectful oversight and abusive
Comments filed by George Any effort to preserve the ill- financial practices that togeth-
Madison, the federal Treasury advised financial status quo is er have created the current fi-
General Counsel, succinctly short-sighted at best. To avoid nancial crisis.
said to OCC, "In our view, this another financial crisis, we It would be foolish to expect
position is contrary to Dodd- need more financial regulatory old practices to bring new or
Frank." cops on the beat. To maximize different results. Perhaps OCC
Other offices that have pub- real reform, consumers need has yet to learn that lesson.

Less amount of women finding work

JOB fashion. Men also have gained Donna Ginther, a labor econ-
continued from 7D 86,000 manufacturing jobs omist at the University of Kan-
while women lost 120,000. And sas, notes that many lower-
men and shed 165,000 women, professional and business ser- skilled positions, such as some
Pew says. Hartmann suggests vices a broad category that administrative assistants,
auto and home appliance in- includes accountants, engi- were permanently eliminated
dustries, which brim with male neers and temporary workers in the recession a trend that
salesmen, are doing far better added 502,000 men and disproportionately hurt wom-
than soft-goods sectors such as 214,000 women. en.

Heavy downsizing in government jobs

continued from 7D
While some sectors saw sig-
nificant increases in layoffs in
the first six months of the year,
it was not an indication that
job cuts will surge in the sec-
ond half of the year, Challenger
said. The government and non-
profit sector continued to see

the heaviest downsizing, ac-
counting for 10,176 announced
cuts in June.
The report comes two days
ahead of the key U.S. jobs re-
port. Economists forecast that
a total of 90,000 jobs were add-
ed last month.
For the first six months of the
year, job cuts totaled 245,806,
down 17.4 percent from 297,677

cuts in the first half of last year.
The six-month total was the
lowest since 2000 when 223,421
job cuts were announced be-
tween January and June.
In the second quarter,
115,057 job cuts were an-
nounced, down 12 percent from
the previous quarter and off 1.2
percent from the second quar-
ter of 2010.



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Section 8 special. One and
two bedrooms. Furnished
units available. $199. Total
move in. 786-488-5225
1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Mr. Willie #6

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

125 NW 18 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $350
monthly. $575 to move in.
All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV.
Call Joel 786-355-7578

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$550. Free Water.

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

135 NW 18 Street
Two bedroom, one bath.
$450 month. $700 move
In. All appliances Included.
Free 19 inch LDC TV.
Call Joel

140 NW 13 Street
Two bdrms, one bath
$500. 786-236-1144
14100 NW 6 Court
Huge one bdrm, one bath,
with air, in quiet area, $650
monthly. 305-213-5013
1425 NW 60 Street
Nice one bedroom, one bath,
$570 mthly. Includes refriger-
ator, stove, central air, water.
$725 Move In. 786-290-5498
14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrms, one bath $525
Ms. Jackson 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $42.5
Two bdrms, one bath $525

1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $350
monthly. $575 move in. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

1648 NW 35 Street
One bdrm, one bath, Section
8 OK. 786-355-5665
1718.NW 2 Court
One bdrm,.one batn. $425
Mr. Gaiter in #1

172 NW 52 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$650. Free water/electricity.

1721 NW 183 Drive
Two bedrooms, two baths, tile
floors, near all facilities, free
water. $850 monthly. Security
required. 305-493-9635
1744 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$495. Two bedrooms, one
bath $595. Appliances,
Ms. Bell #9

1745 N.W. 1 Place
Clean apartments. Near bus
and jitney stops. One bed-.
room $400 monthly. $800
to move in. Efficiency $375
monthly, $750 to move in.
Call 305-696-2825.
180 NW 69 Street
TWo bedroom $700 and one
bedroom $500 786-357-1287
after July 18 call
1801 NW 2 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$550 monthly. $850 to
move In. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
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

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Two bedrooms, $800 mthly.
Call Gloria 954-437-8034.

One bdrm, one bath. Special
$475. 305-717-6084
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$750. Section 8 welcome.
New apartments, one bed-
room, one bath $800; two
bedrooms, one bath, $1,000.
1613 N.W. 1st Place
Call 305-948-4842

1542 NW 35 Street
Really nice, two bdrms, air
and some utilities, $850
monthly. 786-488-0599
191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
725 NW 70 Street
Two bedrooms; one bath,

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,
appliances. 305-642-7080
2258 NE 173 STREET
One and two bdrms. 786-
262-6722 or 786-718-9226
2295 NW 46 Street
One bedroom $550, two
bedrooms $725, appliances
included. Call Tony
2701 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$450 monthly. $700 move
in. All appliances included.
Free 19 inch LCD TV
Call Joel 786-355-7578

2751 NW 46 Street
One bedroom, remote gate,
$650 monthly. 954-430-0849
2804 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, $595
monthly, $900 move in.
All 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
411 NW 37 Street
Studio, $395 monthly.
One bdrm, one bath, $495
monthly. All appliances
included. Call Joel

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

561 NW 6 Street
One bdrm, one bath $495.
60 and 61 STREET
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 954-482-5400:.
781 N.W. 80th Street
One bedroom, one bath. Call
786- 295-9961
8295 N.E. Miami Court
Large one bdrm, one bath,
central air, new kitchen and
bath. Walk in closet, $650
monthly. 305-793-0002
8475 NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrm. Section 8 OK.
8951 NE 8 Avenue
One large bedroom, private
parking, pool and laundry
$885 monthly. Section 8 OKI
Move In with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
One Month Free Rent
Two bdrms. starting at $916
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Remodeled efficiencies, one,
two, three bdrms; two bath.
Central air, laundry, gated.
Office 1023 NW 3 Ave.
Easy qualify Move in spe-
cials One bedroom. $495;
.two bedrooms $595 Free
water 786-238-1144

One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. 305-717-6084
Remodeled one bedroom.
$625 to $675. NE 78 Street
Corner of NW 103 Street
Beautiful two bedrooms, $700
monthly, $1000 to move in.
Gated, security, tiled floors,
central air. 786-402-0672
Overtown Area,
One bdrm, $400
305-603-9592 305-375-0673
Call Mon-Fri 9 am 4 pm
Two bdrms, one.bath, $868,'
one bedroom, $704, studio
$543, deposit. 305-297-0199

4438 NW 23 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 Welcomel
Call 786-251-2591
645 NW 5 COURT
Two bedrooms, one bath with
wash room. 786-287-6005
726-728 NW 70 Street
Two bdrms, one bath.
786-506-5364, 786-301-2171
7619 NE 3 COURT
One large bedroom apt.
7737 NW 4 Court
Spacious three bedrooms,
two baths, $1,200 monthly.
First and last. Section 8 ap-
proved. 305-450-0320
8005 NW 24 Court
Newly renovated one bdrm.
Appliances included. Section
8 OK. 305-632-8164.
86 Street NE 2 Avenue
Two bdrms. Section 8 OK.
Call 305-754-7776
928 NW 55 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$575. Free Water.

93 Street NW 18 Avenue
Two bedrooms, Section 8
welcome. 305-754-7776.
One bdrm., $750 and three
bdrms., $1200, Section 8
OKAYI 786-355-5665
Four bedrooms, two baths, S
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11250 N.W. 11 Ave
Two bedrooms, one bath, se-
curity bars, air, tile, new car-
peting. $900 mthly:
1138 NW 58 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath, bars
on window and doors, central
air, ceiling fans, fenced yard,
washer/dryer hookup, Sec-
tion 8 OK, $900. 305-389-
1228 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.

1257 NW 100 Terrace
Two bedrooms, new bath,
tile, bars, appliances, $900.
Terry Dellerson, Realtor.
NO Section 8. 305-891-6776
Two bedrooms, one bath,
stove, washer, dryer, refrig,
central air $1100 monthly.
1422 N.W. 51 TERR.
Huge two bedrooms, one
bath. Totally remodeled, new
appliances, security bars,
central air. Section 8 0 OKI
1524 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. $495,
free water. 305-642-7080
1610 NW 47 STREET
Newly renovated one bed-
room. $625 and $725 month-
ly. 954-496-5530
1612 NW 55 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, appliances.
Section 8 OKI 305-720-7067
1732 NW 52 Street
One bdrm, one bath, central
air, appliances, Section 8 OK.
1747 NW 40 Street
Two bdrms, one bath $750
Appliances 305-642-7080
175 NE 70 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath;
three bedroom~ two baths
totally remodeled,
1855 NW 74Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air and heat. $775 per
month. $1,550 to move in.
305-318-3420 or
19201 NW 34 Court
Three bedrooms, one and
half baths no section 8.
1921 NW 59 STREET
Ready to move in. Two bed-
rooms with new carpet, one
bath, near schools and buses.
Full, big kitchen with tile floor,
blinds on all windows, stove,
refrigerator, washer, two re-
verse cycle air conditioning
units, three ceiling fans. Sec-
tion 8 Welcomel $750 mthly,
$1500 to move in. 305-323-
5795 or 305-653-2752
1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$500, appliances, free gas,

2401 NW 95 ST #B
Two bdrms, one bath,
washer, dryer, central air,
Section 8 OK. $1,175 mthly.
Matthew 954-818-9112
2905 NW 135 Street
Three bdrms, one bath,
$1000. Appliances, central
air. 305-642-7080
3105 NW 133 Street
Huge one bedroom, one bath,
newly remodeled, Section 8
3503 NW 8 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
tile, air, Section 8 preferred.
3658 Grand Aveune
Coconut Grove
Private one bedroom, one
bath duplexes, central air,
ceiling fans, security windows
and doors, private entrance
and parking, private front
porch and yard, nice kitchen.
Section 8 welcome.
Call 305-696-2825
4427 NW 23 Court
Four bdrms, two baths,
$995, Appliances, fenced

1009 NW 42 Street
Two bedrooms, den, central
air, $975. We have others.
Office at 290 NW 183 Street.
10240 SW 171 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths,
$1345, appliances, central
air, fenced yard.

13140 NW 18 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath.
1417 NE 152 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedroom, one bath
house, $1200 monthly. All
appliances included. Free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

17225 NW 12 COURT
Three bedrooms, two baths
$1550 monthly Section 8 OK.
1785 NW 67 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$1150 monthly, Section 8
welcome, call 786-277-3434.
1822 NW 68 Street
Three bdrm, two bath, Sec-'
tion 8, $1200. 786-263-1590
1827 NW 43 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, air.
1840 NW 69 Street
Three bedroom, one bath,
Section 8 OK! 786-262-7313
1850 NW 55 Street
Three bdrm, two bath, den,
Section 8 OK. 786-344-4407
18620 NW 8 ROAD
Four bedrooms, two and one
half baths. Central air, wash-
er and dryer. $1650 monthly.
Section 8 o.k. 786-797-7878
19350 NW 54 Court
Updated three bdrms, two
baths, tiled, central air, Lakes
of Acadia, community pool,
$1300, 305-662-5505.
20115 NW 9 Avenue
Three bdrms, two baths, cen-
tral air, Florida room, fenced.
Section 8 OKI $1600 mthly.
2257 NW 82 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$750. Appliances, free

2520 NW 55 Terrace
Won't last! Section 8 wel-
come. Nice and cozy two
bedrooms, one bath, fenced,
carport, quite neighborhood.
or 305-305-8688
2540 NW 152 Terrace
Updated three bedroom, one
bath, tile, central air. $1275
monthly. 305-662-5505
3879 NW 207 Street/Rd
Four bdrms, two bath, central
air and heat. Section 8 OK.
Terry 305-965-1186
404 NW 43rd Street
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$800 monthly. All appli-
ances included. Free 19
Inch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-
4521 NW 194 Street
Updated three bedroom, one
bath, tile, central air. $1050
monthly. 305-662-5505
4980 NW 32 Ave.
Beautiful home three bed-
rooms, two baths, central air
and heat. More information.
Section 8 website $1300
monthly 786-290-4925 ,
5551 NW 15 Avenue
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, two
bath. $1200 monthly. All
appliances Included. Free
19 Inch LCD TV. Call Joel

6730 NW 5 Ave.
Completely renovated house,
section 8 participants wel-
come. Call Mrs. Curry
7753 NW 2 Court
Two bedroom, one bath
house, $700 monthly,
central air, all appliances
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Updated three bedrooms,
one bath, tile, central air.
$1250 monthly 305-662-
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Near Bus Line/Expressway
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baths, $1200 mthly.
Spacious four bdrms, two
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plasma TV included. Section
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others available.
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
appliances, 305-685-6795.

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Nice neighborhood. Spacious
two bedrooms, one bath,
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Must see to appreciate. First,
last, and security to move in.
$1,000 monthly. Need past
references and decent credit.
Section 8 welcome.
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Three bdrms, one bath, air,
all tiled, fenced yard. Section
8 OKI $1,300 monthly. First,
last and security.
10935 Perry Drive. Three
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OK. $1400. 305-528-3570
21425 SW 119 Avenue
SECTION 8, three bdrms,
one bath, central air, appli-
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large back yard, quarter
acres. $1350 monthly, $1000
deposit. 305-628-3806
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
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Clean rooms, air, $395 a
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$250 monthly all utilities
included. Call 305-722-4433

18th Ave and 119 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
beautiful lakeview, $120,000,
call 786-344-8139

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Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, garage Try $3500
down and $635 monthly P
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4915 NW 182 Street
Four bedrooms. three baths,
$1400 monthly. First and
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12D THE MIAMI TIMES, JULY 13-19, 2011

Jeter's day has magical twist

There are not too
many things in life
that warms the heart
like a feel good sports
story. Such was the
case this past week-
end, when New York
Yankee legend Derek
Jeter achieved that

magical milestone of
3,000 hits. The scru-
tiny of Jeter had been
stifling, because -no
other Yankee had ever
ventured into such
rarified air, this par-
ticular homegrown
Yankee had to endure

the endless sports talk
show banter of does he
still have it at the age
of 37.
Just as he has many
times throughout his
career, Mr. Clutch
came through this
past weekend in typi-

cal fashion. After re-
ceiving a prolonged
standing ovation from
a swaying, camera-
toting sold-out crowd,
the Yankees ripped
a down-and-in 3-2,
third-inning curveball
from the flame-throw-
ing David Price into
the left field stands.
It was Jeter's second
hit of the day a hard
single to left in the
first inning on another
3-2, 97 mph pitch had
everyone eagerly an-
ticipqting his next at
bat and it reminded
us all of how magical

sports can be at times.
Derek Jeter repre-
sents all that is good
in a sports hero, never
*involved in scandal,
and for the most part a
bachelor in the world's
greatest city, he some-
how managed to keep
his nose clean.
No sex tapes or
leaked pictures of his
manhood, no DUI's,
just a guy from an in-
terracial family who
played hard every-
day and did things
the right way. As life
would have it, many of
us would love to have

caught that home-run
ball from Jeter.
Cellphone salesman,
Christian Lopez, 23,
had thousands of rea-
sons to hold out for
the highest bidder. In
fact, some estimated
the ball to be worth
as much as $250,000,
that the recent gradu-
ate from St. Lawrence
University could have
certainly used.
When Yankee offi-
cials found Lopez af-
ter he caught the ball,
the only thing that the
Yankee fan wanted
was to return the ball

to Jeter. No hiring of
attorneys to negotiate,
no book or movie deals,
just a fan who wanted
to share the moment
with his hero. When
Yankees announcer
Michael Kay asked him
if he asked for any-
thing in return, Lopez
said, "He deserves this,
he's worked hard for.
this... I'm not the type
of person to take this
away from him."
This type of selfless-
ness is fitting to be a
part of a story involv-
ing Derek Jeter, indeed
it is. Still the Yankees

rewarded Lopez's gen-
erosity with a pretty
nice package.
According to Kay,
Lopez will receive four
tickets to a suite for ev-
ery remaining game at
Yankee Stadium this
season, including any
possible playoff games.
He also received an as-
sortment of bats and
jerseys, plus a meet-
ing with Jeter. This is a
great story on all sides:
A classy guy in Derek
Jeter and amazingly
a classy fan on the
receiving end of that
magical 3,000 hit.

Flood: Sports' forgotten hero

Curt Flood is not a
household name, but
the former St. Louis
Cardinals outfielder
helped usher in player
free agency with his
landmark legal chal-
lenge to baseball's re-
serve clause.
HBO Spqrts gives
Flood the documen-
tary treatment usu-
ally reserved for the
likes of Mickey Mantle
or Ted Williams with
next week's premiere
of The Curious Case of
Curt Flood.
When Flood, then
31, was traded to the
Philadelphia Phillies
in 1969 (along with
former catcher and fu-
ture Fox sportscaster
Tim McCarver), the
three-time All-Star re-
fused to report, chal-
lenging the clause
that bound an MLB
player to his team in
perpetuity. Flood sat
out the 1970 season
as his fight for free
agency wound its way
through the judicial
system. It ultimately
reached the U.S. Su-
preme Court.
He never cashed in
on the riches his law-
suit helped create. His

Spawned free agency: Curt Flood played
13 games after suing baseball.

career was over by
1971, and he died in
"I said to him, 'If the
million-to-1 shot came
home and you won it,
you're never gonna
collect any damages,"
former MLBPA leader
Marvin Miller recalls
in the documentary.
"Curt thought about
that for a minute and
said, 'Still, if we won,
it would benefit all the
other players . and
the players to come..
. That's good enough
for me.'"
Some think today's-
millionaire athletes
could learn something
about how Flood even-
tually helped overturn
an unfair system. He

.regarded his challenge
as a civil rights cause
rather than an anti-
trust case, MLBPA at-
torney Richard Moss
But when Miller
used to talk to players
about Flood in spring
training meetings,
he found many unin-
formed or uninterest-
ed. "Somebody would
say, 'Who'd he play
for?'" Miller recalls.
Says HBO Sports
President Ross Green-
burg: "Every player in
every team sport owes
a debt of gratitude to
Curt Flood.. : He is
one of the giants in
the history of sports
but has largely been

Appeals court upholds lockout

NFL and NFLPA commit to

making a deal

By Nate Davis

As NFL collective
bargaining negotia-
tions continue recently
in New York City; the
owners got a win half-
way across the coun-
try as the 8th Circuit
Court of Appeals in St.
Louis upheld the lock-
out by ruling it is legal.
How and if it impacts
today's talks remains
to be seen.
In a joint statement,
the NFL and NFLPA
"While we respect
the court's decision,
today's ruling does
not change our mu-
tual recognition that
this matter must be
resolved through nego-
tiation. We are commit-
ted to our current dis-
cussions and reaching
a fair agreement that
will benefit all parties
for years to come, and
allow for a full 2011
The ruling doesn't
prevent the (decerti-
fled), union from con-
tinuing pursuit of its
$12 billion antitrust
IUPUI Dean of Law
Gary Roberts said on
NFL Network: "Both
sides here are handed

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continued from 10D

Spa at her flagship
store in Harlem. Cus-
tomers can get mani-
cures and pedicures
with Carol's Daugh-
ter products. And last
year, the company
launched its first ce-
lebrity fragrance, My
Life, with R&B singer

further incentives to
try and get a deal done.
... The bottom line is
that there's a lot of un-
certainty still remain-
ing -- both sides have
some legal risks, both
sides now have a lot of
incentive to get the deal
done so that we can
get the season start-
ed. And I think that's
probably what the 8th
Circuit was trying to
do is send a signal that
both sides, that neither
of them really wants
to litigate this any fur-
ther because both have
significant risks. This
will probably be the
impetus for them to go
back and finalize what
they've been trying to
get done the last few
weeks. I would not be
at all surprised to see a
deal get done now that
we know what the law
The 8th Circuit also
opened the possibil-
ity that a bench rul-
ing could allow un-
restricted free agents
and undrafted rookies
to sign with teams,
which could create an-
other hornets' nest of
problems. Last year, it
took players six years
of NFL service to at-
tain unrestricted free

agency after the salary
cap expired. Previous-
ly, only four years were
Some allowance for
free agency to proceed
would create "utter
chaos" according to
NFLN correspondent
Albert Breer. "This has
created a real sense
of urgency to get this
deal done now because
a potentially very ugly
situation for everyone
could be lying ahead."
Circuit Court Judge
Kermit Bye had warned
after the owners and
players made their
cases last month that
a ruling could render
a verdict "neither side
will like."
There had been spec-
ulation that the courts
would wait to rule
amid the ongoing talks
between the league
and players, especially
given Chief Magistrate
Arthur Boylan's ongo-
ing role as a mediator.
Boylan is scheduled to
go on vacation Satur-
SU.S. District Judge
David Doty has yet to
award damages to the
. players after finding in
March that owners ne-
gotiated the last round
of league TV contracts
in bad faith, failing
to maximize revenue
players wouldn't reap
in the lockout.

Carol's daughter business

Mary J. Blige on the
Home Shopping Net-
work. It sold more than
60,000 bottles in less
than six hours.
As her company con-
tinues to grow, Price,
who lives in Brook-
lyn with her husband
and three children, is
working just as hard
as she did in the be-
ginning. But it's a dif-

ferent kind of work,
she notes.
And even though
Carol's Daughter has
had a slew of celeb-
rity spokesmodels, in-
cluding actress Jada
Pinkett Smith, singer
Solange Knowles and
model Selita Ebanks,
Price continues to be
the chief spokesperson
for her product.

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