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VOLUME 89 NUMBER. 2 MIAMI, FLORIDA, SIEPTEMBER 7j-13a, 201 1 50 cents (55 cents in Broward)

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Miarmi Times marks 89th anniversary

Change continues but purpose remains the same 4 ...
By Kaila Heard oldest and largest Black news- the day while illustrating their ,1.P~ inl'H' ~4.- ~'.r h r
kh eardi@meiamitimeson line.com paper in the Southeast, the connection and relevance to the a
Times has never interrupted its Black community. 13@; Ih l GQ
It's time to celebrate once weekly publication. But per- The paper wras founded by '. thr ,
more as Thie A~hamr 7Tires no~w haps more important, as the H.E. Sigismund Reeves, an ~. I3J
enters its 89th year of ser- voice of the Black community immigrant from the Bahamas, r*e
vice t'o the Miami-Dade and the Times has tackled same of in. 1923, in a day where Blacks 4
Broward commulnines. As the the most significant topics of Please turn to 89 YEARS 10A .~p":'T;" 6 .-- ***i2..e-

By D. Kevin MlcNeir
kmenel ir m iarm inrimsonline r.c~om
It's been over a year since "the
feud" between City of Miami
Mayor Tomas Regalado and Mi-
ami Police Chief Miguel Exposito
gained the attention of the pub-
lic. But the story has taken on
new dimensions and implications

with the Tuesd~a., suspension of
Exposito. 58, by City Manager
Johnny Martinez after a closed-
door session between the two.
Next up could be the Chief's fir-
ing, if the city commission agrees
with the city manager's rationale
for the suspension and votes for
Exposito's dismissal. The comn-
mission is required by the City

Charter to meet within the next
five days.
In his memorandum to Exposi-
to, Martinez identified the rea-
sons he felt. the suspension was
warranted, summarized as "fail.
ure to obey orders" along with
other actions he [Exposito) took
that indicated that he could not
Please turn to CHIEF 10A


Obama to GOP: Back U.S. first, create jobs
By Darlene Superville vote to create jobs and l e Thursday night, Obama
put the economy back on said roads and bridg-
DETROIT President Barack a path toward growth. es nationwide need re-
Obama used a boisterous Labor "Showr us what you've building and more than
Day rally to put congressional got," he said. I jj one million unemployed
Republicans on the spot, chal- In a partial preview~j construction workers
lenging them. to place the coun- of the jobs speech he's ~~are itching to "get dirty"
try's interests above all else and delivering to Congress -, Please turn to JOBS 10A

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ofic.l li::she naod cnel s from
-cr Irl ,fe r l the community about the future
;". ~I~i~ o: :::mi diso a nd Cetrl
4;~ -*iare: Alberto M. Carvalho, su-
permntendent (I-r); Dr. Dorothy
4 Bendross-Mindingall, school
'?1T5b Q board member; State Represen-
L tative Erik Fresen; State Senator
Oscar Braynon, II; State Repre-
sentatives Cynthia Stafford and
a..s ...Dwight Bullard.
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COH1111i1ty still fighting for

1101gilDOflOod public schools

COUnty THG Or defends
his choice of William
LShortyy Bryson
By D. Kevin McNeir
With the recent retirement of Karls
PM am-ol de5 Coua ghfirserve wit
distinction for 27 years, County May-
or Carlos Gimenez has selected Wil-

the to nreces:.. Gi::e sash
needed someone that he could trust
but some wonder if the appointment
is just another example of the county
mayor continuing to beef up his ad-
mhlistration with longtime friends.
"I actually asked Karls to reconsider
but he said he was doing what was
best for him and his family," Gimenez
said. "He was our acting fire chief and
we could have used his services.

According to Gimenez, the search
process for a new fire chief had al
ready begun before he was elected as
county mayor. But no names surfaced
that he thought were right for the job.
"No one should question the pro-
cess because there was a nationwide
search," he said. "I was not impressed
by the names and resumes the De-
partment needed a
10naedj ould truoma I
choosing Bryson, I
went with someone
::,hk whmh had
as I had appointed
BRYON~~-him when I was
city manager. He
brings a wealth of professional experi-
ence (35 years] and excellent manage-
ment abilities to this job."
Some Black firefighters have ex-
pressed concerns over Bryson's ap-
pomntment, stating that he has never
Please turn to FIRE CHIEF 10A

Forum addresses future ofMiami Edzson
and Central
By Randy Grice Miami Edison Senior High Schoc
rs~n ea-ee~w son...cor ut[6161 NW 5th Court] for a discu~

ami Central Senior High Schools.
Both schools are currently on in-
tervene status, which means their
progress is being closely monitored
by the State with possible closure
in their future should they fail to
meet a list of specific requirements.
It wras a joint effort co-sponsored
by State Senator Oscar Braynon, II
Please turn to F'IGHT 10A

sion about the future of two of their
long-standing schools that serve
predominantly Black and Haitian
students -- Miami Edison and Mi-


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teachers and other community
members filled the auditorium at

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Mzilamz's commissioners must meet to decade

the police chiefs future

Relevance of

the Black Press

Publishers and editors from

GCTOss the IIS. respond
Bly Randy Grice

For over 100 years, Black newspapers throughout
the U.S. hav\e been around to plead the cases of peo-
ple of color. Many say their mission today remains the
As each paper established itself in their various cit- NwYr mtro e
ies, they addressed issues of concern in the same mnan-
ner that Samuel Cor-nish and John Brown Russwurm
did whenl they formed the nations' first Black newspa-
per, Frecedomn' aJournal, mn 1827. The two men started
the paper based on the premise of pleading their own
causes as Black men. Over 200 Black newspapers
have existed in the U.S. at one time or another -- just
under 100 remain in circulation today.
The Chicago Defender, in existence since 1905, ranks Ct
among the oldest Black publications still in LOU RANSOM
Please turn to BLACK PRESS 10A The Chicogo Defender

Wras choice for fire chief

falr to Black candidates?

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89 and counting

that this newspaper has been bringing to our read-
ers news and views of this community. We are proud
to say that despite wars, hurricanes, depressions and reces-
sions, our publishers have never missed an issue in 4,576
weeks. The Miami Times is the oldest continuous Black busi-
ness in Miami-Dade County.
Our founder, Henry E.S. Reeves, must have had great vi-
sion and indomitable courage on September 1, 1923 when
he decided that people of color in this city needed to take the
advice of John Russwurm. and "plead our own cause." We feel
that Publisher Emeritus Garth C. Reeves, Sr. has done a more
than creditable job in carrying on the same vision and cour-
age of his father.
The Miami Times hopes to maintain the proud tradition of
these men in bringing to our readers a spirited source of accu-
rate and fair news reporting with useful information that our
community will find valuable. Our goal is to celebrate what's
good about Miami, including the idiosyncrasies that make
them uniquely attractive while calling attention fearlessly
and without malice to what can and should be improved. We
pledge to always be open to voices from the community and
to bring to you a high-quality product that you will continue
to enjoy.
As your publisher today, I feel honored to have had the ex-
perience of my grandfather and my father who have brought
this business where it is today. I deeply appreciate the lead-
ership and dedication of our loyal readers and advertisers
who have supported our efforts that led to our success. But
as we celebrate our success we are reminded that these are
troubled times and many people remain unsure about their
future. I like my father's advice: "Stay vigilant. The struggle
never ends." -Rachel J. Reeves, publisher

The elders need to reclaim

the rvrssa

Afew days ago a gentleman paid a visit to our office
and was lamenting about what he described as the
sad state of affairs for Miami's Blacks. He pointed to
three causes: our first Black president, Black politicians who
keep getting caught up in illegal dealings and a destructive
younger generation that is hell-bent on doing whatever they
like, thus dramatically increasing Black-on-Black crime.
His opinion caught us off guard; then we responded with
the following. First let's consider President Barack Obama.
His greatest difficulty, is not his lack of solid ideas or com-
mitment to the American people, but the fact that he lacks
the needed support to put his programs into action. Blacks
must claim responsibility for at least some of the ovierwhelm-
ing stranglehold in which he finds himself. After all, it wvas
Black folk who failed to vote in the elections following his
victory that allowed conservative-minded candidates to take
over formerly-held Democratic seat and skate into power -
their sole mission being to shackle the first brother to make
it to the White House no matter what the costs to the Ameri-
can people, Blacks in particular. Apathy and laziness gave
us the Tea Party and others like them while we stayed home
to watch the latest episodes of Jerry or Oprah.
As for our visitor's view of our local Black politicians, we
cannot refute that there have been a few bad apples in the
history of Miami and Miami-Dade government. But there I
have been a whole lot more who, while not perfect [like any j
of us are], gave their very best wvith stellar service and real
sacrifice for our good: Athalie Range, Gwendolyn Sawvyer
Cherry, Carrie Meek and Arthur Teele are a few names that
come to mind-
Finally, we wonder if it we, the older generation, aren't re-
ally the true culprits behind the escalation of crime rather
than our children. It's adults and parents who have aban-
doned their role as the elders and being those who collec-
tively "raised the village" the way it was done in the distant
past. For those whose parents or grandparents are 70-years-
old or more, can you imagine them ever saying, "I just don't
know what eodo wthn tr how tadhancHe payohild"e hose

but they sure had a wealth of common sense-
Maybe the reason our children don't respect us is because
we don't demand it. We work harder at being one of their
"boys" or "girls" instead of the experienced elder. Genera-
tions ago Blacks had so much less in tangible assets but
found a way to do so much more. That's a lesson we need
to pass on.
Our country is facing some very tough times today with
Blacks being hit harder than any others. But we are a people
who long ago mastered the art of making a way out of no
way. Instea o giving up and saying "the white man did it,
let's put our heads together, combine our strength and take
back our children, our community and our country. Let's
str oay



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

H.E. SIGISMUND REEVES. Founder, 1923-1968
GARTH C. REEVES, JR., Editor, 1972-1982
GARTH C. REEVES, SR., Pubilsher Emeritus
RACHEL J. REEVES. Publisherr and Chairman


The tragic contrast between Katrina and Irene.
Oh, what a difference six inept. Our governmental activ- Obama, as opposed to Presi- Hopefully, the c~ontract-
years can make. Almost to the ities concerning Katrina were dent Bush, was positioned for ing activity resulting from the
exact date six years ago Hur- initially a national disgrace. a moment of triumph instead rebuilding after Irene won't
ricane Katrina roared up the It was the darkest days of the of defeat. emulate that of Katrina. I had
Gulf of Mexico and into the George W. Bush administra- May we never repeat our to fight and fight to get Black
greater Newr Orleans area. tion. lack of efficiency demonstrated businesses into the door. Fi-
Now along comes Hurricane This time, with Irene, it is during the Katrina debacle. It nally, President Bush stepped
Irene, striking the north with, a very different. Every state's wasn't the hurricane damage in and opened the doors. In
vengeance. Katrina was a Cat- the end, we had over three
egoryT 5; Irene leveled to a Cat- billion dollars in contracts. It
egory 1. However, Irene dwarfs ur businesses will be in the mix and our people will not wasn't easy ad I ad to go vo-
Katrina in size. have to share such pain.America will return to its great- cal and contentious before it
However, the biggest con- ness when it comes to responding to hurricanes, floods, happened. Hopefully, not this
trast is the preparation and eatqaetraosadohrclmte.time as wre have learned from
recovery by federal, state and eatqaetraosadohrclmtethe past.
local governments. We fell There will be other disasters.
asleep with Katrina. The Fed- governor and major cities' that caused all the pain. It was If we do this correctly, we will
eral Emergency Management mayor are totally proactive. a total lack of preparation and have a model for future events.
Agencyr (FEMA) was in a to- Mandatory evacuations were a very inadequate response Our businesses will be in the
tal "fog." Applicable National enforced. National Guard units afterwards. New Orleans got mix and our people will not
Guard response was initially were in place ahead of the through the hurricane but the have to share such pain. Amer-
lethargic and very slow. The storm. IFEMA was everywhere, flooding due to the mysterious ica will return to its greatness
Governor of Louisiana was in a providing valuable informa- levy breach is what caused when it comes to responding
state of "ice". The Department tion and recommendations to most of the pain and tragedy. to hurricanes, floods, earth-
of Homeland Sc ulr~iti and the the general population and Everything ugly appeared and quakes, tornadoes and other
military were equ,-,11:' slo-w and elected officials. And President festered. calamities.

Stones of hope for the next generation .'
H-urricane Irene hit the if only in the short run. in public policy have chosen cuts, meekly act
~East Coast with a vengeance, To postpone is to defer. Isn't to ignore them. poverty and hig
causing inconvenience, in- that exactly what has hap- Former Congressman and ment.
terruption anld postpone- opened to Dr. King's dream? Ambassador Andrew Young Our failures m
ments. Perhaps the: most no- In so many ways it has been spoke at the Interfaith Ser- most impact on
table postponement was9 that deferred, especially for the vice and invoked King's line eration, as inc:
of the Martin Luther ling~, poorest of Americans, those that "out of a mountain of poverty has a
take place on August 28th -- celebration on television be- You and I must become er life chances. I
48 years after K~iing: i.lt his cause they had no means to stones of hope in this world be stones of hopl
historic "I Have A Dream" travel to H('.llsltungtu Maybe of decspair."' he said. In the generation, then
speech. they'd watch on television, face of an economic down- bent on us to r

If one adheres to the scrip-
ture that "all things work to-
gether for good," it is possible
to ruminate about any great-
er meaning in the postpone-
ment of the King celebration.
It is interesting that one defi-
nition of postpone is, "to put
off something until a later
time, to defer." And while
the beloved Rev. Joseph
Lowery said, "With all the
things Black folk have been
through, no little hurricane
can come to stop us," the fact
is that Irene did exactly that,

investments in children and
their parents.
A celebration has been
postponed, deferred, much
like the hopes and dreams of
the 31 million children who
live in poverty. While the
celebration will almost cer-
tainly be rescheduled, action
to improve the lives of these
young people has yet to be
scheduled. The King Me-
morial is a riveting stone of
hope, but who among us will
be stones of hope for the next

cepted nsing
h unemploy-

nay have the
the next gen-
reased child
negative im-
person's lat-
:f we claim to
e for the next
Sit is incum-
make greater

WVith a rise in the number
of people who are homeless,
there might be no television
to watch. While King chose
to identify with the poor, the
homeless, the unemployed,
many of the Blacks involved

turn and the marginalization
of the poor, stones of hope
would organize, mobilize and
lobby for laws that promote
economic fairness. Instead,
we have meekly accepted
the extension of Bush tax


If there was ever any lin-
gering doubt: that Republi-
cans favor the rich over- poor
and middle-cla-ss Americans,
it should be removed by the
GOP's opposition to President
Obama's proposal to extend
the payroll tax cut for another
year. In fact, they oppose al-
most everything advocated by
the nation's first: Black presi-
dent. And Republican lead-
ers have made it clear that
their top priority is defeating
Obama in 2012, even if that
means wrecking the country
in the process.
Whether it was coming up
with a budget compromise
last December or the most
recent round of deficit hag-
gling, Republicans have ada-
mantly refused to roll back
the tax rate for the wealthi-
est two percent of Americans
to the pre-George W. Bush

level. That move alone would
cut the federal deficit by half.
GOP leaders also refuse to
close tax loopholes that allow
some U.S. companies to pay
little or no federal taxes,
Last year, Congress ap-
proved President Obama's

making $250,000 or more
Under pressure from Republi-
cans, however, Obama agreed
last December to extend the
According to Citizens for
Tax Justice, 52.5 percent of
the Bush tax cuts benefit the
richest five percent of taxpay-
ers. Still, many Republicans
have put themselves in a box
by pledging to never raise
taxes. And they have voted
against letting the Bush tax
cuts expire because, accord-
ing to their reasoning, that
would amount to a tax in-
crease. Many of those sam~e
Republicans, however, object
to extending the payroll tax
cut proposed by Obama. It
shows how far Republicans
are willing to go to protect the
wealthy, to oppose Obama
and to be insensitive to the
poor and middle-class.

But Republicans, who, until
now, had never met a tax cut
they didn't like, are balking.
Republicans are conve-
niently ignoring the fact that
the Bush tax cuts, enacted
in 2001 and 2003, were sup-
posed to be temporary. When

one-year plan to reduce the
share of payroll taxes desig-
nated for Social Security from
6.2 percent to 4.2 percent.
Now, Obama is proposing
adding another year, a move
that would affect 46 percent
of all taxpayers, saving the
average family $1,000.

they were set to expire, both
Republicans and President
Obama extended them.
When he was a candidate,
Obama pledged to end the
Bush tax cuts for the top
two percent of taxpayers -
individuals earning at least
$200,000 a year and couples



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spoke at the Interfaith Service and invoked King's line
that "out of a mountain of despair, a stone of hope." "YOU
and I must become stones of hope in this world of despair," hS
S i. d

Republicans contradict themselves on taxes

hther it was coming up with a budget compromise
l8St December or the most recent round of deficit
Haggling, Republicans have adamantly refused to
1011 back the tax rate for the wealthiest two percent of Americans
to the pre-George W. Bush level-


Miami Gardens has the second highest crime rate in Florida; W~hat

should be done to reduce crime both there and in M~iamni-Dade County?
HADY H[ARRELL, 66 to stop being followers. better. They 18 think that they are doing some-
Retired, Allapattah/ simply have thing wrong.
VIOLET'I ARTHUR, 61 no direction. A-




Blacks absent on G~irnenez's cabinet

During the last election, Gimenez, who has been an qualified to se
when the primary was over administrator and politician ministration.
and there were two Cuban for decades, has been hiring ` I listened to t
candidates running for may- a lot of his friends to positions scored by NAA
Or, Mayor Julio Robaina and of power. Hlis five deputy may- Gimnenez appeal
County Commissioner Carlos ors are all white or Hispanic. most liberal, Bl;
Gimnenez, both men were fall- H-is most recent: appointment in the room. It
ing all over themselves to get
Luther Campbell and Roos-
evelt Bradley's endorsements. o ucl ote ogt tapast
Both candidates realized that Or Gimenez has forgotten his promises
they needed the white and
Black vote to win the elec- inCre8Se County projects to Black cont
tion and made nice gurgling dedicate resources to the neglected Black commul
sounds about their love and
support for the Black commu-
nity. of fire chief, William "Shorty" have been dupe
How quickly do they for- Bryson, is white. Every mem- pens every time
get? It appears that County ber of his senior staff on the comes into o~
Mayor Gimenez has forgotten mayor's website is white or kissing babies
his promises for diversity, to Hispanic. I guess this tells us promises and a
increase County projects to that in over 20-odd years in are elected --
Black contractors and to dedi- government service, he never interests of Bl;
cate resources to the neglected met one Black administrator again forgotten.
Black community. The Miami that he can call friend, never This complete
Herald recently noted that met one Black administrator diversityj that ii


All the responsibility is put
on President Obama to put
Americans back to work, but
aren't we all in this toigethe?
The federal government en-
acts policies that direct mon-
ies and resources that make
their way through Congress,
the U.S. Senate and are then
adopted by the President. From
there things move to the states
through each one's House and
Senate before moving on the
governor for approval. Final-
ly, I hillna. trickle down to 10
cal government by way of city
councils, county commissions
and school boards and then for
approval and implementation
by mayors, administrators and
Now here is there it gets
tricky. Who is IesC~punsthb*I~ for
the assurance that these pro-
grams, monies and resources
will make their way to the resi-
dents or businesses that are lo-

rve in his ad-

he debate spon-
~CP in which
~red to be the
ack-~loving man
Looks like we

at County May-
for diversity, to
reactorss and to

d again. It hap-
:- a politician
ur community
and making
is soon as they
poof the
acks are once

disregard for
includes Blacks

is even more alarming because
I once believed that we finally
had elected a candidate that
would be more inclusive than
the former mayor was. At least
Alvarez had the good sense to
appoint Cynthia Curry to an
assistant county manager po-
I hope: in the next election,
we can identify and then sup-
port a candidate who will
keep their promises. I for one
will look forward to the next
NAACP debate, when Gimenez
tells us what he did for us -
nothing, at least so far. Hope-
fully he will refrain from mak-
ing any promises to Blacks
since they appear so difficult
.for him to keep.
In this town, the mayoral
race will inevitably come down
to twro Hispanics and to emerge
victorious getting the Black
vote will still be essential.


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needed to combat unemployment
cated in various distress com- would be to adopt an aggres- address the pattern of poverty?
munities? Who really benefits? sive government-spon scored Obviously there is no one solu-
There is no doubt that we need loan and guarantee program tion in addressing the dilemma
a local Economic Opportunity which will provide incentives to of unemployment or under-em-
Policy that addresses poverty those companies who are will- ployment and it clearly cannot
at its core, with a blend of job ing to employ the unemployed be addressed by government
training initiatives, work expe- and under-employed. We can alone. Partly, it has to be a co-
rience and incentivizing private also require from developers ordinated effort which must
investment. Local government and/or contractors that are include the private sector as
partners thru tangible pub-

goals and objectives that can
assurance that these programs, monies and resources be measured.
will make their way to the residents or businesses that In this time of difficulty, the
are located in various distress communities? Who really benefits? creation of innovative oppor-
tunities are still within our
midst. By engaging new ideas
must look at a short and long- .Ipplying~ for federal tax cred- thru our collective imagination
range plan to combat poverty its and receive local matching and modifying our strategies,
and which addresses the lack dollars that are targeted for the we can open up a new commit-
of access for business owners improvement of distress com- ment that addresses poverty in
that alre located, rmploy~ work- munities, to hire local residents a sustainable and effective way.
ers and conduct business in and include local businesses in Through local policies of work,
urbaln-targeted areas, empow- their development initiatives. It retraining and engaging the
erment zones, enterprise zones should be an essential policy private sector this prospect can
and HUD zones, respectfully. for doing business in high im- be met. WNe are all in it together
One way we might begin pact areas. How else can you let's get to work


BY GERRY HUDSON, International executive vice president, Service Employees International Union (SElUI

In cities and small towns
across the country, elected of-
ficials will undoubtedly flash
their best smiles, shake as
many hands as possible and
wave the American flag as fam-
ilies line the streets for Labor
Day parades. But American
workers, like Rafael Suarez,
a hospital worker in Orlando,
need more from elected officials
than broad smiles and firm
handshakes.'l, Trins.* to survive
through one of the worst reces-
sions in a generation, Rafael is
at a breaking point.
Every day, as Rafael drives

through his neighborhood,
he sees foreclosure signs and
people picking through their
belongings tossed on the street
after eviction. Although Rafael
has a job, he sees the impact

move back home with him be-
cause she fell on hard times,
Her biggest dream is to be on
her own again.
Rafael's story is not atypical.
With our nation in the worst

this economic crisis. Blacks
and Latinos have seen the big-
gest wealth gap in 25 years.
And while the jobs crisis grows
for minorities, so do the pov-
erty rates. One in four Latinos
lives in poverty and the pov-
erty rate for Blacks is now 26
While parents about worry
about grocery bills and how
much gas they can afford to
put in their cars, Republican
leaders continue to coddle big
corporations and the wealthi-
est Americans with massive
tax breaks and incentives,
WNhat's more, a recent report
shows that now Republicans
want to oppose a payroll tax
cut extension for the middle
class that would actually raise
taxes on middle class families
by $1,000 a year.
How much more can work-
ing and middle class families
take? People want to work.
We need an America that val-
ues economic balance and the
hard-working men and wome-
en who help keep our nation
As American families cel-
ebrate Labor Day with family
get-togethers and barbecues,
millions will be weighed down
with unfathomable anxiety.

of the jobs crisis illn a more per-
sonal wa~y. His with her two children, had to

economic crisis in more than 70
years, elected officials should
be rolling up their sleeves and
working around the clock to
make certain that hardwork-
ing~ families have good Ameri-
can jobs to celebrate.
The engine of our economy
is labor. Yet, here we are in a
crisis of unconscionable pro-
portions. Twenty-five million
people are looking for full-time
work -- including nearly 16
percent of Blacks and 12 per-
cent: of Latinos. What's more,
Black women lost more jobs
between 2009 and 2011 and
accounted for 4 out of every 10
jobs lost by women overall.
For years, people of color
have worked hard to achieve
the American dream only to
bear the largest burden during

Unlemprlloyed.l Browns~cville

People need r- -
to be educated i lj
in the laws
of God. God .
teaches love
and all we see '
now is people
cl; pIl11inCg a
great lack of
love for each other.

Prayer, they
need lots and
lots of prayer
to help fix that

Retiredr, Miam~i

It is just ter-
r~ible, all of the .
crime. It's re- I
ally difficult -
though. More
police won't
work because
they are tak-
ing them off .
the force.I
really don't know what they
should do.

Nurse Aid. Liberty Ci~v

Well, I think Et
that they need "
to put more .
cops on the
streets and
people need .
to just stop .lr
loitering and "
making police

Ulnemployedl, Miami Gardens

Parents need .
to step up and
be parents, 4.
that would -
stop a lot ofi
that crime. -4
Children need ~.

Retired, Miarmi

The parents need to get their
children together and raise
them better and teach them





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OW much more can working and middle class families
take? People want to work. We need an America that
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Disgr ntled ntennt demand

Residents' of the 6201:..NW .17th :Avehnue I have some new structures put into this com-
. buildltgge'ld a pR'esh corifer'ence'Mondt'tl to thdurdty."
I reli~se p~hns .they have shade lto' comba~it~tie .. The.Renan~t asked the M~artin Luther King
7:.dejployableliiming conditiorie of .tliat~buiild .Boulevard Development Corporation for help
ing. ,- ad were told that they were trying to get.
.i The teasints said partriin deth~ai~ds with corrie new houses built aloqg with-Model Cit-
a t ;bbishet" ~~:~i~etwithin one 'w9etk pgr:.dtlir les flev~elopm pt/Corporration. However, a se-
d-'ct he~ would be tiikle~n by-thenir. lective few thought that shops were needed
iiThe 6201. buildi f like nriany:pt er:buj~ild- more than housing.
ta, tyi are, The terant~s want housurig started on the
m.1f Shll's City~ sijte. They have asked the MLK
i;~~~4p Deelo ent~ Corpoqi-ation to hel-p them do a
epy~-df the entire MC area. Their purpose
~~d9ll~~:' ~ ~ :o' a~!kthrm.........in~i e exactly ~what is the priority
;" .q of th~:e,?jp~oplej:iiz~ the~area. They plan to have
'n~~o t~lhan.J3,dDO~b~ coples. of a survey complet-

.tq~: -ic :s; 7.egap haedalc da'few complaints~
aca.! a ariee p c allit ;~igoDe Colfrnty and all.the
Stral~~~elony...i a i cr6 ve iMi to -take whatever action is
apto:-i MMF ,!jc1.es8(eIssary tosae Ith'at somie of the problems
t!~3~ F~P' olved. 'They 'say~ almost $100,000 are
0 6~jeite~disdfoni rents edith year in building.
"W~~~2 yp,6 cling adebther breassconfer-
;P~t:' /ds a ce ing6You~ dayis and if these complahzith:
c.1the alia Aite. ;s(vied'byS;~n, we will. take wvhatevej:i
j0;~ ac~tion~a 14nqaCesary to bave these conditions.~
;3 :*. rp itl~ C samheifo e~maycij'" sa~id the sLpokketnhan.
*)$ b~~ty dn~efits: Ehiaila-Prasiera, president~ of the Florida i

A federal judge told the Dade County
School Board that "future suburban
school construction" to the neglect of
inner city needs would "perpetuate the
pattern of segregai~tion" and warned the
boa rd that its upkeep of existing inner-
city schools and its plans for new con-
struction in the suburbs "may have ne-
glected" the needs of Black students.
U.S. District ~Judge C. Clyde Atkins,
in a two-part order Thursday, also dis-
missed a request by the Miami Springs
City Council that the court abandon
the pairing of Miami Springs Junior
HIigh School with Brownsville Junior
The city had contended that the de-
cline of white `students attending the
Miami Springs school made the pres-
ervation of the intended 52-48 white-
black ratio impossible, and asked that
the court either drop Miami Springs
from the pairing or allow a "freedom-
of-choice" plan at Miami Springs.
While ruling that the city's request
violated the U.S. Supreme Court's most
recent desegregation ruling, Atkins
insured that the addition of Fl.H. Fil-
er Junior Hig to the Miami Springs-
"1)'0slnsv.ilP i~ r will go into eTIS~d~t:' "
A; tkins tooleno action on the court's

Tri-Ethnic Advisory Committee's con-
tention that "white flight" to the sub-
urbs endangers the court-supervised,
county desegregation efforts, and he
ordered no changes in the board's
1972-73 plans for pairing or grouping
67 schools.
But although Atkins did not ~order
any changes in the School Boards's
current plans for future construction,
he appeared to concur with the Tri-
Ethnic Committee's conclusion that
"the building program does not suggest
any relief for the 'inner-city' schools -
which are the oldest in the system."
He pointed out that the Supreme
Court "reserved special criticism" for
the practice of building new schools in
white suburbs away from Black popu-
lation centers in order to separate the
His order also warned the
School Board that recent
court decisions else-
where in the nation
required the board
to protect the inter- G e
ests of Dade's Lat- (
in population in.
the desegregaticii'"i "" I

U.S. Representative

By Jason T. Smith

Mirroring what some: Black voters experi-
enced in the 2000 presidential election, some
Blacks its Liberty City who tried to cast their
ballots in the early voting process found the
same problems that officials vowed to fix.
Among those who were initially told they
could not vote was U.S. Congresswoman
Carrie Meek. Voters this week were tak..
ing part in the'eouinty's early voting option,
which allows voters to cast ballots before the
September 10 primary at select locations.
Yesterday was the first real test inr Miami-
Dade County of the new computerized touch-
screen ballots thattreplaced the punch card
ballots, which were at the center of the 2000
election debacle.
But when*Me~ek showed up: at the early vot.
ing site at the Model City Libsrary, 2211 NW
54th Street, election workers told her they
could not: find her on any voting rolls and
that the computers were not. working. She
said she had to have her at'Dff contact the
Supervisor of Elections David ILeahy before
she was able to vote, :
It was Leahy, her aides said, who finally
gave the poll workers the information they
needed to allow Meek to vote. Others who
wantedd to vote were turned away because the
one computer at the polling center was niot
working Meek said.
Mkeek, who was on her wayl to Washing-
too, D.C'., said it took 30 minutes before poll
workers we~re able to allow her to vote.
,,l had a flaslhback of what happened in
2000 election when the vote was stolen." said
Meek, wrho had only her photo ID with her
when she tried to vlolte.
Th~e onl\ reason~ why Meek wa~cs nble to vocte,
she said, wans because her Congrescsilonal of-
fice had Le~ahy 's dlr~cet p~onle number
"ITIhat' a thulmber that every S.VOter doesnt 11
have," Mecke said.
If the election g'litchcs rare not: worked out
soon, mayJI may be turned off frlom votlin~g,
Meek sa~id.
"Ther~e werte people who tooke their olPpor-
tunity to vote early and were tul"Irne aLway..
A lot of those people, we a~re afraid will not

come back to vote,' said Peggy Demon.
Meek's chief of staff. "It shows that the
problems of the 2000 election with people
being denied the right to vote have not been
fixed. If a member of Congress had problems,
3ust think what ordinary people are going
th rough."
The election snatu came on the same day
that civil rights groups filed a settlement in
the election lawsuit. The lawsuit stemmed
from the 2000 election debacle. George Bush
wron that election in Florida by only 5641
The settlement requires that the state Divi-
sion of Elections restore to the rolls voters
who were improperly purged in the fall of
2000, as well as put in place better proce-
dures to prevent~ erroneous purging of voters
in the future. The settlement also calls on
the state to provide w~ell-tralned poll workers,
who are the front-line workers in elections
Attorney Barbara Arnwrinie, executwee direc-
tor of the Lawryers' Committee for Ci\vil Rights
Under Law, worked on the electlons lawsult.
She called thle problems that Meeke faiced at
the poll yesterday "scary" and saidr it emnphu--
sizes the need for competent ploll w\orkercls.
"Itr doesn't bode wecll if the primariels arre
not conducted mna competent maunner."
Arnw\ine said. "I can't believe the\ did that.
Lookmng at hier and knowing w\ho she Is.'
State NAACP President Adora Obi Nwerze
said she is pushing toi drawr volunteer poll
monitors down to Florida for the Sept. 10,
primary to ensure that more problems don t
"'There w~ere people before ICarrie Meekj
anld people after her. It was good that at was
helr, so at least we know' about it. We would
Ihave nCVer known had it not been hecr.
Other people don't know~ howr to go abo~lut
pressing the system to manke things hap-
penl," Nwecze said.
"My concerns is howv wi~despreald Is th~is
and is this the sign of what else w~ill be
going on," Nwecze asked "Herlle w~e a\re not
even outl of1 theC box yet and1 weL a~re havingS
Votrols should report problems at the polls
to the NAAClf 305-685-8694

Blacs -Photobyhig earne~rs

BR SSl 1 WI e ne vitm

By Mnohamed Hamaludin

Spurred by persistent reports that Black
neighborhood shattered by Hurnicane
Andrew's 145 mph wards August 24 were
being overlooked in early relief efforts, Black
Miaml-Dade County swung into high gear to
mobilize resources for them.
Political candidates ignored the prospects
that elections would be held day~s Later Ithey
were postponed from Sept. I to Sept. 8) and
focused all their energies on organrzing relief
efforts specifically for Blacks.
In the early days, State Rep. Darrl
Reaves, State Sen. Carrie Meek rivals for
a newr congressional seat as wrell as Metro
Commissioner Arthur Teele and State Rep.
Jim Burke and State Rep. Willie Logan made
early and frequent trips to the areas affected
by the storm.
They used their influences to cut through
red tape that threatened to strangle whole
common ities or to organ nize by themselves
relief supplies and volunteers from the
largely unaffected northern sections of the
A week a ter the storm struck, national
leaders were coming back to Miami to see
first-harid the extent of the damage and
assess the needs of the people Jesse Jack-
son spent three days visiting the com mun i-
ties hard hit in South Dade and organizing
people in the north to launch *the healing

He also urged that no one should bc .
overlooked when the contracts were bemng
handed out for the rebuilding of an area
where some 63,000 homes were destroyed
and property damage is estimated at $10
billion. .
By Tuesday this w~eek, another major .
national figure, Coretta Scott King, flew in
from Atlanta for an inspection of the dam-
Her trip was Intended "to offer hope to
the residents of South Florida in their time
of need and to learn first-hand of ways in
which the King Center can best assist them
In rebuilding their communities and their
But local efforts have not been lagging
either. Radio station WIEDR launched an ap-
peal for supplies. Churches in the north be-
gan a plan to "adopt" those damaged by the
storm. Fraternities and soorariies and other
socialI groups orga nized convoysa of vehicles
laden w~ith supplies. The Huitiani community
organized a coaulition to bring rellef to those
wrho suffered from the hurricane simply
because they could niot un~derstand the lan-
guage in which the w~arnings wecre issued.
And the NAACP, led by bran'lch presidents
Johnnie M~ch~lllian, is mounting a sustainl c
campaign to organized volunteers and sup
plies. National president Benjamin Hoo~ks
and other NAAC:P brass were, due here t~hi~s



The four stories below come from' tance to the Black community in therefore' key concerns and issues
the archives of The Miami Times particular and Miami-Dade County in the Black community. Th-us as
and were actually front page stories in general. And while each story is a much as possible, we have provided
in 1972, 1992 and 2002. Each story flash from the past, we believe these an update to these previous head-
was chosen because of its impor- topics continue to be of priority and I~nes.

.SEPTEMBER 1, 1972

Suburban schools flourish;

Inner city suffers


Glitches foul up early voting

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Edmonson battles copper theft

and street hight vandahism

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Woman leads Hialeah police on chase
sA woa a ~ nS Int cutdfter she led police on a short chase through
Of Ilcers were sent to per form a 'welf are check' on the woman who was at the
Fantasy Inn motel, located at 845 E.0Okeechobee Road.
Alter hitting at least five vehicles with her silver Nissan, the chase came to
a crashing end at West 4th Avenue where officers were able to take her into
culstody. No one was hurt seriously.
Police have lot released the woman's name but did say she was between
25- and 30-years-old. She was taken to a hospital for observation. She could be
facing a number of, charges ranging from eluding police to aggravated assault on
a law enforcement officer.

Court rules man shot by cop can't sue County
An appeals court ruled that a Miaml-Dade business owner cannot sue the
County after he was shot by police.
In 2008, auto detalllng business owner Jose Rodrlguez wvas sh-ot mistakenly
by a police off icer during the burglary of his business. Rodriguez had gone to the
business with a gun when.the officers arrived.
Rodrigulez survived but sued the County for negligence because of the of ficer's
actions. He argued the officers overreacted to a property crime.
A lower court ludge refused to dismiss the 18WSUlt but the Third District Court
of Appeal reversed that decision recently.

N. Miami Beach officer shoots mentally disabled man carrying
toy gu
North Miami Beach police are piecing together an officer-involved shooting
that left a mentally disabled man dead on Wednesday, August 31st.
The man carrying a rifle was seen walking through a neighborhood in the area
of Northeast l55th Ter'race and 14th Avenue.
When officers arrived, there was some sort ofI confrontation and one officer
-opened fire on the man.
The ivsiai rvae h t "il w s i at elsc okn oy.
Family members say the man police killed is 56-year-old Ernest Vassell.
His sisters say they have never seen him with a toy gun, they believe he must
:::::= :::::::::::.::ey ay e ws mentally disabled after brain injury
The family is demanding answers and changes to the North Miami Beach
Police Department.
One officer is on administrative leave while police and the state attorney's
office investigate.

Woman arrested in MIA bomb hoax
Miami-Dade police say they have the woman who left a suspicious note in
a piece of luggage, causing the evacuation of three concoffrses at Miami
International Airport recently.
Danisa Landaeta, 26, of Miami has been charged with planting of a hoax bomb
and criminal mischief. She is being held on $12,500 bond.
According to police, Landaeta placed a note in a friend's bag with~a drawing
of a bomb and the word "BOOM" written on it. The friend, who was traveling to
Venezuela, dropped the bag at the Transportation Security Agency checkpoint
where the note was discovered.
Miami-Dade police spokesman Det. Roy Rutland said the incident started
.around 3 p.m. Tuesday, August 30th when a TSA employee spotted the note in
the suitcase near the Concourse F security screening area.
In addition to the evacuation of Concourses E, F, & G, airport spokesniah~ Greg'
Chin said they also closed the upper and lower driving areas near Concourse F
as precaution.
Bomb detection K-9s were brought in, the swept the terminals but didn't find

T.I. back in custody
GrIammy~) winning rapper T.I., real name is Clifford Harris,
w\ho was moved to a halfway was released from a federal
house last week after months lockup in Arkansas on August
in prison, is locked up again at 31st and made the 375-mile
a federal penitentiary, with his trip to Atlanta in a gleaming
lawyer citing a flap over using a motor coach.
luxury bus to report to a half- His attorney, Steve Sadow,
wayi house. told The Associated Press that
The Federal Bureau of Pris- federal officials moved T.I. be-
ons w~ebsite recently shows cause of an issue involving his
the rapper at the Atlanta peni- transportation to Atlanta.
tentiary with a release date of T.I. had been serving time for
Sept. 29. violating probation in a weap-
The 30-year-old T.I., whose ons case.

BV Art~hur Lee Hall, Jr.

Because I have been diagnosed
with suffering from depression
and a bipolar disorder for many
years now, the institutional men-
tal health services has provided
me with an opportunity to receive
counseling every 30 days (and
sometimes every two weeks) from
a psyche, specialist. I was calmly
asked by Ms. Sandin, a young
white woman, to share what
some of my goals in life were. Af-
ter listening to me explain all the
most relevant things that I am
striving to achieve in life, to my
surprise, she concluded in a very
professional way, that I was being
Although Ms. Sandin was rath-
er kind in her delivery, that still
did not lessen the feeling of me
being slightly offended by her un-
favorable analysis of my aspira-
tions. It was so foolish of me in
the first place, I though, to even
disclose what my dreams and
ambitions were, essentially open-
ing myself up to the criticism of a

know have become multi-
If it wasn't for all the
motivational books that
I've read religiously and
all the goal setting class-
es that I've attended while
in prison, I probably
would have been defeated
Sandin's relentless attack
ability to dream. And if it
for all the success stories
have familiarized myself
through newspapers and
.nes full of reports about
who have experience set-
n life just like me, yet have
ed to beat the odds, I prob-
,uld have been forever ad-
affected by the pessimism
professional mental health
luess is that maybe Ms.
's words were as innocu-
those spoken by a former
oa young Black child ten
younger than they are,
g the child to stop believ-
It his eyes will ever see a
,resident. -

When a dream is fashioned in
the mind of a dreamer, a normal
observer may not be able to make
sense of the dream that has been
conjured up. But for the dreamer
that is to be expected. On the
other hand, what needs to be
avoided is the danger in allow-
ing negative forces to quell the
imagination. For everyone has
the right to dream, but no one
has .the right to even suggest to
another what the limit-ations of
their- dreams should be.
Truly, I appreciate the services
that I receive from the institu-
tional mental health depart-
ment, however, because I am able
to look far beyond these prison
gates is really what has kept me
half-way sane all these years.
For that reason, I must make it
a point to remain steadfast in
carefully guarding my dreams --
perhaps with the help of Earth,
Wind and Fire when they beau-
tifully harmonized the words
"Keep your head to the sk~y.,,
Why? Because dreams can cer-
tainly come true.

Not wanting to appear
insecure, though I had
to force myself to sup-
press any defense that I
could possibly offer with
regards to my personal
visions of success. So in-
stead, I decided to simply HALL
sit across from her cluttered desk by Ms.
and look as if I was undaunted by on my
her so-called professional opin- wasn't
ion, while further challenging that I
her to explain how she was able with t
to reach that conclusion. magazi
According to Ms. Sandin, it is others
very unlikely that I'll ever reach backs i
the status of a rich man. This, of manage
course, was her response to me ably wo
revealing my desire to amass an versely
enormous amount of wealth be- of a pi
fore I leave this world. service
Without really looking for a re- My g
sponse, she even went on to ques- Sandin
tion how I would achieve that ous as
goal. slave te
"Just think about it Arthur," times
she asked, leaning back comfort- warning
ably in her leather chair, "how ing tha
many people do you personally Black p

Given the recent increase of
copper theft from Miami-Dade
County (M-DC) street lights,
Chairman Joe A. Martinez has
been working closely with Flor-
ida Power & Light (FPL) and
plans to co-sponsor Vice Chair-
woman Audrey M. Edmonson's
ordinance, scheduled for hear-
ing on Sept. 13th, to create a
task force on scrap metal and
copper wire theft to formulate
recommendations to the Board
on the enforcement of ordinanc-
es regulating junk dealers and
scrap metal processors.
Skyrocketing prices for met-
als, especially copper, have re-
sulted in a significant increase
in the theft of copper, aluminum
and other ferrous and nonfer-
rous metal material in M-DC,
causing potential outages and
endangering the health, safety

and welfare of the public partic-
ularly the elderly and children.
According to the Florida Depart
ment of Transportation (FDOT),
30 lights along I-95 between
NW 30th and 79th Streets have
been targeted in the past year
alone. The proposed task force
would be created to formulate
recommendations on enforc-
ing and amending ordinances
regulating junk dealers and
scrap metal processors, as w~ell
as educating businesses and
the community on the effects of
such ordinances.
"Aside from the dangers and
cost of wire stripping, this ordi-
nance puts dealers and process.
sors on notice: we will not allow
'cash and carry,'" Edmonson
said. "The buyer of this stolen
metal is just as much a guilty

^*)/S .-7C~;IIIT
--MIami1 Times phloto/Randy G;rice
BATTLING THEFT: New copper wiring was recently
laid down in Liberty City by County construction work-
OfS where thieves have caused havoc.

It was too late for Florida A&M
women's basketball player
Shannon Washington, but the
university's president hopes
that some good can come from
a weekend tragedy at the school.
FAMU President James Am-
mons said the 20-year-old
Washington's death could serve
as a "teachable moment" for peo-
ple to be cautious about choos-
ing friends.
'Get connected to the right
people," Ammons told a packed
auditorium at an hour-long
Sunday night vigil in Washing-
ton's memory. "As you live your

life, circle yourself with people
with good character."
Only hours earlier, Washing-
ton was stabbed to death by a
friend who was spending the
weekend with her.
Police spokesman Der-
ek Friend said Monday that
20-year-old Starquineshia
Palmer from Bradenton re-
mained at the Leon County Jail
after being charged with first-
degree murder after an early
morning altercation. Washing-
ton died from stab wounds she
suffered from a kitchen knife in
the neck and back, authorities

Members of both the Rat-
tler and Florida State women's
teams attended a Sunday night
vigil on the Florida A&M cam-
pus in honor of the slain play-
er from Sarasota who had just
transferred from Illinois Valley
Community College, where she
had averaged 19 points a game
last season.
"For Shannon to be killed in
the prime of her life is tragic and
senseless," Ammons said. "She
had so much promise. This is a
great loss for the university and
our athletic program."
Recruited as a shooting guard,
Washington was considered to

be one of the best players to join
the Rattler pr-ogr-am in recent
"She had a passion on the
court and it showed," said Rat-
tiers' coach LeDawn Gibson.
And others had noticed that
passion, too.
"Shannon had been here only
a couple of weeks and already
she had made an impact," Flor-
ida A&M athletic director Derek
Horne said.

An off-campus fight in Miami
Gardens ended with three peo-
ple being shot and the arrest
of a teen who reportedly con-
fessed to pulling the trigger.
The teen has been charged
with three count of aggravated
Miami-Dade School district

spokesman John Schuster
said at least two of the teens,
a boy and girl, are students at
Miami Carol City Senior High
in the 3400 block of NW 187th
Street. The shooting happened
last Wednesday about 10 min-
utes after the school day con-
cluded, blocks away from the
school at 32nd Avenue and

183rdl Strect.
Miamni Gar~ldens police said
their officers in the area heatrd
the shots. After reviewing se-
curity video, a firearm was
found and a teen was takenl
into custody. It is unclear- if
the teen is a student at: the
high school or what his motive

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their on the simple notion of helping oth-
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grass-roots, budget items, then packing up
encourages a bag for needy children," Sal-
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gests dollar stores for T-shirts and
socks and drugstores for deals on

8. Use pack power.
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Whatever back-to-school shop-
ping used to be, it's not anymore.
There are new rules.
Those who don't know the rules
are doomed to spend too much,
shop too long or fail to find the
right stuff. The new rules of back
to school are fed by an increasing-
ly consumer-driven, penny-pinch-
ing and techno-savvy culture. If
the old rule was "Shop early and
often," the new rule is: Shop late,
and strategically while embrac-
ing technology as your retail lie-
How to find out the most criti-
cal new rules? No worries. USA
TODAY's done the work for you.
We asked 10 of the savviest retail
gurus, consumer watchdogs and
trendmeisters to help us clue in
consumers to the 12 most compel-
ling back-to-school shopping tips
for 2011-12.
Before rushing off to the mall
this holiday weekend take note:
You'll need more than your car
keys, credit card and cellphone.
You need information on how to
spend less and get more.
Before the back-to-school sea-
son wraps up in a few weeks,
shoppers will spend upwards of
$22.8 billion, the National Retail
Federation projects. Toss in col-
lege, and the figure balloons to
$68.8 billion. But the typical fam-
ily will squeeze even more tightly
this year, spending about $603.63
on back-to-school apparel, school
supplies and electronics rough-
ly $3 less than last year, the NRF
If back-to-school shopping for
2011-12 could be summed up in a
single word, it is this: preparation.
"The back-to-school season is
like provisioning a soldier for a
tour of duty," says futurist Watts
Wacker, CEO of FirstMatter. "It
encompasses clothes, shoes, sup-
plies and phone upgrades."
But before heading off on that
tour unprotected, the best way to
save a buck and to snare the
right duds could be to read, clip
and save these 12 new rules:

1. Pre-shop online.
Parents who once clipped cou-
pons from the newspaper before
the big back-to-school shopping
trip have a new tactic in a new
age: Ask the kids to find the best
deals and the fattest coupons on-
line, long before the trip to the

2. Shop late.
The notion of doing all the back-
to-school shopping before the first
school bell rings is utterly outdat-
ed, Cohen says. In fact, he says,
61 percent of consumers recently
interviewed by NPD say they plan
to shop well into September for
back-to-school stuff.
Folks who wait until right be-
fore school starts or even after
it starts tend to get the best
deals, Liebmann says.

3. Live by I~sts.
Bring along and stick to -
your shopping list. Some folks
prefer old-fashioned lists on pa-
per, while others download special
back-to-school shopping apps.

4. Bring your smartphone.
"Mobile is a secret comparison-
shopping weapon," says Rebecca
Lieb, a digital marketing consul-
tant. With smartphones in hand,
she says, "Consumers are armed
and dangerous." By scanning
product bar codes or QR codes
(those square patterns that can
be read by smartphones), shop-
pers can learn a lot more about
products on the shelf including
product reviews and even compet-
itive price information.

5. Seek new value.
The best deals aren't always
just about the lowest price, Cohen
says. Some find new "bundling"
offers alluring. Microsoft bundles
a free Xbox with the purchase of
a computer. Apple offers $100 gift
cards for Apple products with lap-
top purchases.

6. Sell the old or reuse.
By using outlets such as eBay,
high-schoolers and college stu-
dents can sell older items to help
fund this year's back-to-school
purchases, suggests trend-track-
er Marian Salzman, president of
Euro RSCG Worldwide PR. This
way, she says, 2011-12's new
school duds and supplies will be
"funded on last year's must-have

7. Shop unconventionally*
The best back-to-school shop-
ping das are not ways found at
conventional retailers, Liebmann

oid weekends.

9. Lay down rules. For many, the big back-to- fam
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little has changed for

Liberty City residents

:Eufaul~a Frazier- still spunky at 86




chronicle the grueling task of
moving tons of rubble while also
performing the delicate, difficult
task of looking: for the remains
of the people who died there.
The show spans the nine-month
period during which time the
site was gradually transformed
from pure chaos to the flat pit
on which the new buildings are
now going up."
For more information go to
www.miamiartmuseum. org.

By D. Kevin McNeir City changed the lives of all U.S. Somehow, .Meyerowitz was able and did what they could to set remain so through Nov. 6th: Se-
kmeneir~nmiam~itimesonline.com citizens forever, to convince officials to allow him things right, was an immense nior Curator Peter Boswell de-
Meyerowitz photographed the to chronicle the cleanup and privilege." scribed the work as "moving be-
To mark the 10th anniversary mounds of rubble and tragically, search efforts that would ensue. The entire set of more than yond belief."
of 9/11,~ the Miami Art Museum the remains of thousands of men, "The intense camaraderie I 8,000 photographs taken by "When we held the preview
[101 W. Flagler St.] is currently women and children, for nine experienced at Ground Zero in- Meyerowitz form an archive at and invited, among others, po-
featuring "Focus Gallery: Joel months both during the day and spired m~e, changing both my the Museum of the City of New lice officers, firemen and other
Meyerowitz -Aftermath," an night. The exhibition features 24 sense of myself and my sense York. rescue workers who had actu-
exhibition of photographs that of his selected photographs. Be- of responsibility to the world Emergency personnel from ally participated in the clean-
wrere taken by the sole photogra- cause the Ground Zero site was around me," he said. "Living around South Florida were in- up, it was quite powerful to see
pher allowed entry into Ground classified as a crime scene, only for nine months in the midst of vited to a special preview late their reactions and to hear their
Zero after the attacks on the those directly involved in the re- those individuals who faced that last month now the exhibition comments," he said. "The pho-
World Trade Center in New York cover effort were allowed inside. tragedy head-on, day after day, is open to the public and will tos show the devastation and


be in danger.
As the lead news writer, I was told to get on the
train with our photographer and to head down-
town. Mkyjob was to gauge the reactions of people'
to document the day as people ran, for cover and
to prepare a front page story'
Go downtown WNas my editor serious? Did I
sign up for this kmnd of work?
Boarding the' southbound train, there were
only two passengers -- me and the photographer.
Conversely, all trains headed north, wrest and east
were jammed to capac~iti Yes, I was frightened
And with cell phone service te~mporarily in-
terrupted, I was unable to find my ei-wvife who
worked in a government office mn Detroit. I didn't
know if' she was safe. I had no waly to finl out riI
my children were in school or had bee~inadv'iect
to go home. I could notr reach
ms mother, my sister --- lt as
just me and my buddy, the
With no other optionsl. I
grabbed a fresh hold as my
mother always advised and
put m~y mind on the job at
hand. IS
Planes were dalrtin; back :: g
and forth over Chicago and as .. .--
we searched mostly in vain for .
people to interview, we moved tentat~ively along
the City s mostly-deserted streets.
I still do not recall what kind of story I wrote -
but the vision of the Twin Towers crumbling and
of people jumping from windows to their deaths
still remains indelibly etched in my mind. I re-
memberr wondering if I was witnessing the end of
the world.

By D. Kevin McNeir

walking around, rushing here and there. Every
pedestrian in sight seemed to be trying to make
a phone call on their cells.
I distinctly remember that moment. I decid-
ed that I was going to call dad, then I tried to
reach mry mom, brother, friend. Nothing. 11later
learned about the mechanics behind why ceil.
phone service had been interrupted, blit at the
time, it seemed an ominous sign.
Nowr I was frightened.
My mother worked a few blocks away from the
university's campus so I began to walk to her
office, hoping that she was in for the day. On
the way I saw a child holding up a newspaper
with the picture of an airplane crashing inlto
one of the towers. It was surreal. Didn't. this
just happen? How are you able to write report
on this? I wanted to Interrogate the guy but mn-
stead I just bought a paper and pressed on.
I wras finally reunited with my mom and we
drove home together. It was when we finally had
gotten home my father was already there -
that we settled in and turned on the news. It
had only been three hours since I had heard
that an airplane had gone down in New York
City. September 11 had finally became real to
Ten years later, I nowr know~ a great deal about
the multiple attacks that occurred that day. Is-
lam, American imperialism and preemptive war
have become part of mly vocabulary. However, a
greater part of me still feqls that confusion and
bafflement. A part of me will never be able to
understand the mass murders of nearly 3,000
people. Ten, 20, 50 years from now, I do not
think I will feel any different.

BV Kaila Heard
khearrd@m~iam itimeson line.com

It took me four times to hear about the attacks
of September 11 before I: believed it was real.
The first time was when I was being driven
to school. I wras a sophomore
at Georgla State University
at1 the time w~hen I heard that
a n~ewls report on the radio
about ain aar plane crashing
in New York <
Not knowing more than
that, I took the time to give
the sympathetic praye~r I al-
umays send out fofr~incidents
that are trngic but distant
from me beflolre ~mymnd
drifted back to my assignment for school. I was
tarkingl an economics class at the time and al-
\\. ays felt like I had to be on guard or else risk
falling asleep in class. It turns out I needn't
have worried. Once the class was settled down,
our professor announced that the we: were actu-
ally be:ing dlihmissed because of the "nitaclks'' in
N~ew York.
"Attack? The plane goingi down wasn't an ac-
cident, it was an attack?" I wondered if my pro-
fessor had somehow misspoken,
I felt a little uncasy~ and resigned myself to
going home. It was when I tried to leave the
building that the reality of what would become
known as 9/11 began to dawn on me. Everyone
seemed to be out on the streets, the midmorn-
ing lull that the city normally falls into after
rush hour was fractured by the crush of people

September 11, 2001 started like any typical day
for me. I was a beat reporter working for a weekly
.newspaper in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chi-
cago, and had just begun finishing my stories for
the front page. Since it was a Tuesday, and we went
to press that day, it was hectic. The newsroom was
buzzing as my fellow reporters and the editor made
final preparations for the Wednesday edition.
One of my colleagues said they had heard ru-
mors of several passenger jets being hijacked in
New York and so we did wh~t any good reporter
would do we began to ask questions. With the
radio and television both on and wi~th fingers fl-
ing furiously along our kes'boards, wre soon real-
ized that this day would not end mn typical fash-
ion. It would be a day that wre would remember lor
the rest of our lives. It would change the way wve
viewed our world. -
A communication came across the fax machine
from Michael.Powvell, then-director of the FCC
[Federal Communications Commission] warning
us to "tread softly." Irememnber wondering if there
had been somne sudden repeal of the First Amend-
ment -- you know, freedom of speech and the
press? Looking to our publisher for direction, we
continued to move very slowy to listen, to watch
and to pray.
Meanwhile, things in Chicago, just a few miles
away from our office, had digressed mnto utter
bedlam as panic had overtaken the City. People
were rushing out the hundreds of skyscrapers
and running towards the trains. At that point we
didn't know if the U.S. was under attack or not,
nor did we know if other cities like ours might

* By D. Kevin McNeir

SAlmost, 40 years ago. Blacks in Lib-
. er-ty City wer~e at odds with city offi-
*cials and de .. ~ljps I claiming that
. many of their apartments were mor~e
* likes slums than `11'nal-blig that anyone
Should want to inhabit. Fr-ustr~ated t~en-
* ants sought t~he assistance of
several of the leading orga-
. nizations of the day includ-
*ing the Martin Luther King
. Boulevard Development Cor- 1
* portion and the Model Cit- B
ics Development Corporation, P
* But in addition, they had the ` j
':assistance of one feisty activ- ,!
. ist, Eufaula Frazier, who had
beu ae iore ainb Geo FRA
* well-known and greatly respected
since coming to RIlanotI because of her
* commitments to fighting for her people
* in Liberty City, Carol City and Miami
. Gardens.
*Frazier, now 86, was the president
.of the FlusI1.1. Tenants Association in
* 1972 and says that more than any-
thing, she and her colleagues had to
* fight. for the establishment of laws that
*would protect tecnants from ulnscrupu-
. lous la.1Il..sIls
*"I organized the state to get laws on
.the books so our folks would be pro-

tected and have some rights," said Fra-
zier, who describes herself as a "retired
b'ut still active community activist."
She says the tenants group that she
spearheaded is no longer in existence
but points out that other small groups
did branch out from it and are still
"Things have changed since the
70s for the better but in the
Last few years it looks like we
*have started moving back-
SwarIds," she said. "The right~s
of Blaick tenants in Mialmi-
Dade County and in the State
.appear to be in real danger.
Our goal back then was to
organize communities and
empower our people. The
rZIER whole cn ept of Sct1Toler

was once a time that when our peo-
ple were in dire need of heuinglil~ they
can get a place relatively quickly,. But
now with the County running things
it: seems that all we can do is get on
waiting~l lists. So many people need a
safe, clean, affordable place to live and
can't find one. I still have people com-
ing to me asking me to tr~y to help thenkm
even though I've been out of the hous-
ing movement official for many years.
We must do soahlllline~ to care for. the
homeless here in Miami-Dade Countyl
and elsewhere."

funding to
(CRP). Collectively, the programs exhaust-
ed a budget upwards of $100,000,000.
"Omega's is still in business right: on
NW 54 Street and 2nd Ave, they are do-
ing well," said Leroy Jones, director of
N.A.N.A. "Shakers is still in business as
well and they still own the building."
Back in 2011, Velius Prince, then presi-
dent, said the grant money was only the
beginning of a major revitalization proj-
ect. The purpose of the economic devel-
opment: progi-am was to assist property
owners and merchants to stabilize local

years later
businesses and create iempIlle.:me-ntI~ oppor-
tunities for residents.
N.A.N.A. was founded in 1995 by Jonles
and several others to establish a coop-
erative working relationship among small
grocery stores. The goal of the organiza-
tijon is to develop th~e community into hav~
ing financial institutions that will serve
and meet the needs of citizens in the Mod-
cl City/Liberty City area. Recently, t-he or-
ganization has opened a small business
resource center in Goulds, 22121 South
Dixic Hlighwaly.


Photo exhibit reveals

images from Ground Zero

By RandV Grice
rgrice @miamitimesonline .com

Just about 10 years ago, Neighbors and
Neighbors Association (N.A.N.A.) teamed
up with Miami-Dade County's Office of
Community and Economic Development to
make entrepreneurial dreams come true
for four business: Shakers Conch House,
Omega's Fashion Inc., George Williams En-
terprises and Action Uniforms. The grant
money the businesses received was part
of the Commercial Revitalization Program

Obama tells Republicans Congress must get Americans back to work

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have got to get together. But
we're not going to wait for them."
"We're going to see if we've got
some straight shooters in Con-
gress. We're going to see if con-
gressional Republicans will put
country before party," he said.
Congress returns from its
summer recess this week and
the faltering economy and jobs
shortage are expected to be a
dominant theme.
Obama said he wants pend-
ing trade deals passed to open
newr markets for U.S. goods. He
also said he wants Republicans
to prove they'll fight as hard to

continued from 1A

cut taxes for the middle class as
they do for profitable oil compa-
nies and the wealthiest Ameri-
The president is expected to
call for continuing a payroll tax
cut for workers and jobless ben-
efits for the unemployed. Some
Republicans oppose extending
the payroll tax cut, calling it art
unproven job creator that will
only add to the nation's massive
debt. The tax cut extension is set
to expire Jan. 1.
Republicans also cite huge fed-
eral budget deficits in expressing
opposition to vast new spending

on jobs programs.
But Obamna said lawmakers
need to act and act quickly.
"The time for Washington games
is over. The time for action is
now," he told a supportive union
crowd that Detroit police said
was in the thousands. The event
at a General Motors Corp. park-
ing lot in the shadow of the au-
tomaker's headquarters build-
ing had the sound and feel of a
campaign event, with the union
audience~ breaking into chants
of "Four More Years" through-
out the president's 25-minute

Obama's broader goal with the
speech is to make a sweeping ap-
peal for bipartisan action on the
economy by speaking not just to
the lawmakers in front .of him
but also to the public at large. In
that sense, the speech will mark
a pivot from dealing with Icing-
term deficit reduction to spur-
ring an economic recovery. .
Aides say Obama will mount
a fall campaign centered on the
economy, unveiling different ele-
ments of his agenda heading into
2012. If Republicans reject his
ideas, the White House wants to
use the megaphone of his presi-

dency to enlist the public as
an ally, pressure Congress and
make the case for his re-election.
While Obama has said any
short-term spending propos-
als will be paid for over the long
term, aides say the speech will
not offer details on what deficit
reduction measures would be
used to offset such spending,
The speech Blso is not expected
to include a detailed plan to re-
solve the housing crisis, a central
cause behind the weak economy
that has vexed the White House
since the beginning of Obama's

making the repairs. He por-
trayed Congress as an obstacle
to- getting that work done.
"I'm going to propose ways to
put America back to work that
both parties can agree to, be-
cause I still believe both parties
can work together to solve our
problems," Obamna said at an
annual Labor Day rally spon-
sored by the Detroit-area AFL-
CIO. "Given the urgency of this
moment, given the hardship that
many people are facing, folks

continued from 1A

circulation. Their editor sa s
when asked about the relevan e
of the Black press, that they are
needed now more than ever be-
"Of course Black newspapers
are still relevant," said Lou Ran-
somn, executive editor of The De-
fender. "Unfortunately, the prob-
lems that prompted Cornish and
Russwurm to say we wish to
plead our own cause are still with
us over 200 years later. The needs
and hopes of the Black commu-
nity must still be articulated by
people who not only feel those
needs and hopes but who also
live those hopes. More than that,
however, is that even in this era of
social media, the dialogue within
the Black community is best han-
dled within Black media, specifi-
cally Black newspapers."
Another senior member of the
Black newspaper vanguard is

The Miamzi Timzes, established in
1923. It has been a family-owned
publication from the start: and
is now led by Rachel J. Reeves,
the granddaughter of its found-
er H.E. Sigismund Reeves. The
award-winning publication is the
largest Black publication in the
Southeast and boasts the largest
circulation in the U.S., according
to the Audit Bureau of Circula-
"The story of the Times is not
about me -- it's about my grand-
father who had the foresight and
courage to start a Black newvspa-
per in the deepest South, my fa-
ther who built on that legacy and
my brother who showed so much
potential that he never had the
chance to fulfill," she said. "From
them I learned what determina-
tion, purpose and strength of
character can accomplish. Even-
tually my son will carry on the
family legacy. I seek to put my
own mark on the paper but there
is a common thread that runs

through all we have done and will
continue to do -- our religious
foundation. In fact, I see a direct
relationship between the survival
of the Black press and the way it
serves the faith community.
Garth B. Reeves, a recent Emo-
ry University graduate, will even-
tually become publisher of the
Times. He currently spearheads
business development,
"Only the Black press can real-
ly speak to how the recession has
impacted Blacks in our coinmu-
nity," he said. "We are the hardest
hit when it comes to job loss and
unemployment. We must continue
to be the voice of the Black com-
Newly-elected NNPA president
Clovis Campbell and editor of the
Arizona Informant believes the
Black press is not only relevant
but will continue` to grow.
"As the dailies have declined
the Black press has seen a surge,"
he said. "In the future we will be
looked to even more to get the

news to our and other communi-

From The St. Louis American,
founded in 1928 by Judge Na-
than B3. Young: "The mission of
the Black press continues to be
vital in taking positions on or ad-
vocating fdir public policy," said
Donald M. Suggs, publisher and
executive editor.
From the New York Amsterdam
News, founded in Harlem, New
York in 1909 by James Henry An-
derson: "Black people still do not
dictate what is on the front pages
of major newspapers across the
country nor do we dictate what
is featured on the nightly news,"
said Elinor Tatum, publisher and
editor. "Until we can tell our sto-
ry to all though the mainstream
media there will be a need for the
Black press. We are the only ones
that have and will tell our story
--before and now."

tion. The Times brought home
ureprestigiu sJ n B. Russ-
nation's best Black newspa-
per, along with four other top
awards, including first place
for general excellence, best
news story, best church page
and second place for best en-

continued from 1A

were fighting for rights, es_
tablishing their own commu-
nities and making significant
and lasting contributions to
the City of Miami. Eventually
he would turn over the reigns

to his son, Garth . tertainment page.
C. Reeves Sr., nowl After his long
92 -. years of distin-
Reeves Sr. says ]il guished service,
that since its in- Reeves Sr., passed
ception, it has the task of pub-
been the role of-Petlti lisher to his son,
The Miami Times Garth C. Reeves
t ak sr tha -9 Jr., followed by his
it featured stories daugh er, Rahl.
that were often 1 Reeves, the current
overlooked or ig-1_ -W :l~ ..publisher. Today,
nored by other city GARTH C. REEVES, SR. te getgad
publications and Publisher Emeritus son of the paper's
to make sure the founder, Garth B.

Reeves, is help-
ing to implement a variety of
changes to keep the Times
keep pace with the changing
landscape that nowr defines the
world of print media and jour-
nalism. He says that readers
can anticipate seeing and uti-
lizing the paper's long-awaited
wbsite which he hopsw 1be
online within the next four to
six weeks.
"Our readers have come to
expect a phenomenal print
product and the same quality
and excellence will be demon-
strated online," he said. "We'll
continue to uphold integrity
with first-rate news coverage
and provide insight to our read-
ers about stories and issues
that we feel are most important
to the Black community."
-D. Kevin McNeir contribut-
ed to this story

truth was told.
"If a commissioner wras
guilty of wrong doings, wre
were there to tell the story,"
She said. "On the other hand
Sif the situation was one where
Blacks were being unfairly
treated or the victim. of char-
acter assassination, it was
my goal to make sure we got
; to the bottom. of the issue and
made our r-eaders aware."

During the last year, The
Miami T`imres has made sig-
nificant strides forward in its
<-ovenatelr~ of stories impacting
the local Black community.
Its effectiveness has been
duly recognized with five ma-
jor victories at the recent Na-
tional Newspaper Publishers
Association's [NNPA] conven

continued from 1A

and County school board officials
who were joined by M-DCPS Su
perintendent Alberto Carvolho
and several state legislators.
"We are working hard to put
forth legislation to make sure
that we are not in the same po-
sition next year as we were this
year when we found several of our
schools in deep trouble," Braynon
said. "We want to concentrate on

our students and be able to ensure
that <)ur schools move forward."
Miami Central and Miami Edi-
son aren't the only schools labeled
as intervene -- in Miami-Dade
County there are a total of 26.
Schools placed on the intervene
list have received four 'F' per-
formance grades in the past six
years. Both Edison and Central
earned a 'C' grade in the 2010-
2011 school year. Schools have to
maintain at least a 'C' e:rsule and
display adequate yearly poveLl~.~re

in reading and math to exit inter-
vene status.
According to Nikolai Vitti, as-
sistant superintendent, Educa-
tion Transformation trlue'~~ Edi-
son is projected to maintain its
'C' status while it is anticipated
that Central will drop one letter
grade to a 'D' for the 2011-2012
school year.
"Our students are ti*,ine th(.
really are." said Betty Kenlnedy
who has three children attendt-
ing Miami Edison. "There is a

buy1~ problem with the language
barrier at this school. mainly for
the H~aitian-American students.
Think all the people that have
come out this evening to speak
to us ternen~i.** the problems that
this school has and they atll-genu-
inely w\ant to help to make things
Kevin Matthews, who has a
child at both Edison anld Cenltr~l.
said hie was satisfied with the in-
formation hie received throughout
the discussion.

an, as acting police chief. Spec-
ulations have been made that
Martinez took action after Ex-
posito -sent a letter demanding
whistleblower protection to Mar-
tinez, contending that he has
continued to be unfairly treated
by the mayor's office since late
December when he made a writ-
ten claim to federal officers sug-
gesting that the Mayor had in-
terfered with an October police
raid of video-game machines.
But according to the Mayor's
spokesman, Pat Santangelo, the
Mayor has long since turned his
attention to matters other than
"The Mayor's office has been
focused on the budget and not
concentrating on the Chief's
status for a minimum of at least
six months," he said. "The me-
dia has continued to assert the
mayor's office in this soap opera
but we have been focusing on
balancing the budget, getting
the City's fiscal house in order
and creating jobs, without: rais-
ing taxes. That's what the tax-

payers asked the Mayor to do ing to his spokesperson,
and that's what he's doing." "These latest developments
Was the mayor involved in Ex- have been a surprise even to
posito's suspension? Not accord- us," he added.

continued from 1A

"properly perform [his] duties as
the chief of police."
According to Martinez, dur
ing the suspension, which was
effective immediately, Exposito
is prohibited from: issuing any
commands, order or directives;
removing or destroying any re-
cords or equipment of the City
of Miami; using any City equip
ment; entering the premises of
any City of Miami Police facili-
ties; or exercising direction or
control in any way over the po.
lice force for the City of Miami
and its members
Ruben Chavez, attorney for
Exposito says that they will
work within the system for reso-
"The City Charter provides
for a process and we intend to
avail ourselves of that process
through its natural Conclusion "
he said.
Martinez has appointed Major
Manuel Orosa, a 31-year veter

the Year by his national peers in
Gimenez says that Bryson's
first: order of business will be to
find ways to plug a $26 million
-budget reduction which means
identifying ways to lower exist-
ing fire service costs. To do that,
without laying off employees,
he will need to persuade union
embers to make more conces-

"We will not make any cuts to
frontline service -- every unit
will remain in service and every
station will remain open, he said.
The budget has been approved
and we have to work within its
limits. The new chief will have to
find ways that we can save mon-
ey and streamline our costs. Af-
ter that, we'll have no choice but
to reach into the pockets of labor.
Wre have to find ways to deliver
better service for a lower price."

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been a vocal advocate for diver-
sity initiatives and that Gimenez
handpicked him while bypass-
ing other candidates, including
Blacks that applied. Gimenez
says that is not the case,
"I was the [Cityl fire chief for
ninedyears [1991- 0000 arld men-
is Black and currently the City
Fire Chief] and William Bryson,"
he said. "I never heard in all of
those years that Bryson had any
problems with Black City fire
Bryson, a Miami Shores native
and University of Florida gradu-
ate, began with the Department
in 1975 and has held positions
including lieutenant, captain
and chief fire office. He was
named Metropolitan Fire Chief of

10A THE MIAklTMS ETME 713 21

Black press still pleading cause of its people

Local coverage key to

miS Sion of the Times

Braynon says to save schools everyone must get involved

Will city commission termmnate Exposito?

Bryson must face budget shortfall in new job

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The new\ly chartered Am-
Ieae Eta Nu Zeta Chapter
of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,
Inc., Opa-locka, Carol City~
area, worshipped at the
Church of the Transfigura-
tion in Opa-locka on Sup-
day, June 27. 1976.
A Charter Serv~ice wras
held on Friday night. Mlay
14, 1976 at the Church of
the Transfiguiration wvhen
Basileus Sheila C. Clarke,
presented the National
Charter to Amicaee Julia S.
Clarke, President.
Assisting Basileus
Clarke in this impressive
service where Sorors Marga-
ret Jones, Kiay Reed, Alice
Mungin, Claretha Cook,
Verdell Drayton, Della
Dunnon, Aurienta Ware,
Doris Isaac, Catherine
Green and Linda Bellamy.
Amicae's shown, read-
ing left to right: Marjorie
Oliver, Violet Armbrister,
Julia S. Clarke, president,
Mary Pridgen, .treasurer,
Sh~er:J S, Denson, secre-
tary, Jackie Ashley. Back
row: Lillian K. Smith, re-
porter, Eloise Livingston,
Virginia Tresvant, chap-
lain, Carol Carter. Not
shown, Mary Monroe.

In 2011, Eta Nu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority held
its annual luncheon, honoring leaders in the community.
Standing: VonCile Graham(I-r), Farrah Cason, Merlande
Alexis-Willams, Sherry Ann Sturgeon, Sara Cason, Alice Mun-
gin, Shani Cephas-Hardaway, Miriame Abreu,Tracey Jackson,
Michelle Lundy and Dawn Clark.
Seated: Ausline Paris (I-r), Linda Bellamy, Catherine Green>
Franze Marie Canell, Dorothy White, Florida State Representa.
tive and 2010 Honoree Yolly Roberson, Reverend Viola Holmes,
and Juanda "Lisa" Smith.

The anniversary :llr conclude Sunday
night, 7:30 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist
Church of Carol Ci!ty*. 213 Terrace and
33rd Court, with Rev. John C. Cherry,
pastor, the dynamic Christian Voices, the
Soul Superiors, the Faithful Few, the Mi-
ami All Stars all who are of Miami.
We are looking forward to seeing all of
our many friends and well wishers in the
church on this Lord's day.
As the Smiler's spot light turns it's fo-
cus on our friend and brother J. Purgeon
Deantignac, who we call Big Duke. Duke

group as of October-, 1976. Duke has sung
bass for the group since joining in 1958
as a teenager-
He is a member of the Antioch Baptist
Church of Brrownsville, a great lover of
gospel sinilir~e He is the no. two man of
the group as secretary. HIe has served in
the secretarial position for seven years.
To you Duke, we love you and we are
prv.i ng for your continuation in the ser-
vice of the Lord.
The Smiling Jubilees
Dea. Andy \'.llaln.k Magr.

Thutrsday, July 8, 1976 edition ofthe Miamri Timles.

Join the Smiling Jubilees on their 23rd
Singing Anniversary in a great big musi-
cal concert at the Antioch Baptist Church
of Brownsville, 2799 NW 46th Street, Rev.
J.W. Stepherson, pastor,
Beginning on Sunday, July 11, 2:30
p.m., the show features the South Land
Singers, West Palm Beach, the Fla.
Sim's Aires Ft. Lauderdale, The Stars of
Harmony, Miami, the C Lord C s, Coco-
nut Grove and of course your very own

development and motivation
toward service careers.
Reciplents midl be eligible
for consideration for annual
scholarship renew~al based on
devaluations and recommen-
dations by the Scholarship
Trust Fund Committee.
The announcement and imi-
ual presentation whas made by
Bishop Jordan to Dr. Robert
Threatt, president of Miorris
Browrn College dlunng a spe-
cial Mlemorial Service for the
Fortcieth Quafrennial Session
of the General Conference,
the African Mlethodist Episco-
pal Chu~rch
A naml\e of Lou~isville, Ken-
tucle, the late Mrs Jordan
was the daughter of attorney
B.O.Wliplkeson. Sr. and Dr
Artishia Gilbert Wilke~rso~n,
01 Louisv'ille She graduated
fro~m Louilsvlle public schools,
Howard Umee~l~rsit and the
Universat1 of Illiniots

Timr arrrm le wa onrgrall publ-
lishediin the nrhu~L\.rsd1Jly~v.1.7 Ii
elditionoafthe .Ilhanrr Time.

Bishop Frederick Douglas
Jordan, 72nd Bishop of the
African Methodist EpiscopaL
Church has established a
S250,000 Trust Fund at Mor-
ris Brown College in memory
of his inlfe. Artishia Willker-son
The trust fund will make
available $12,000 to415,0000
annually for eight-10 stu-
dents enrolled at Morris
Brow. At least four of the
students chosen for the an-
nual scholarships wiill be sols
and daughters of AMlE minls-
terS who[se sentee~s are ren-
, dered for non-supporrove
,.- ppomtments. In addition
to aIccptable academic
standards. ther Ireipien~s
alre to be bre cholsenl and
mutuainerlld on character

Althzea Jonzes works to
rebuild conn7etion7s

By Kaila Heard
kheardctrrtln mriumritime csonrline(.om,

Churches can be a place of
business or a place of worship,
bu~t many times people for~get
t~hat chtur~ches offer people a
way to connect and fellowship
with others in the comnmuni-
ty', accor-ding to Past-or Althen
B3ut: while serving in other
dihelchs p tliculady2 i m gnu

(110 elementn of humlan n connc-
tion wa:s often m~issing.. In r'-
der to fo~ster- n grea'ter senuse of
, ..Inn..IIII; l a d t~liltm i ly Jones,

along with Evangelist Birdie
Freckileton, founded the Chris-
t~ian Ca~thedral Church of Faithl
Plealse tur~n to PASTOR 14B

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Smiling Jubilees celebrate 23rd anniversary AME bishop gives $25oooo
e- lcitra ihT to Morrxs Brown College
d ehsilbup in the .ms h ree Jubilees. U til e

Thousands urnte durms


RH11l Keunion

By Kaila Heard
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From September 1 until September 5, the Gaylord Resort
in Orlando was the place to be for any person of color who
wanted to attend the annual Tom Joyner Family Reunion.
Since its inception several years ago, the Tom Joyner
Family Reunion has drawn an estimated 12,000 families.
The five-day, four-night event offered assorted seminars
on a variety of topics. Some: of the more popular symposiums
were: 'Power Couples: How to Start and and Stay in Busines
Together and In Love,' led by celebrity couples, Tamela andl
David Mann and Terry and Rebecca Crews which explained hnI i In
partner with your spouse and create a successful business; r.11,II
Book Club which featured an interview with Don Lemon, the BlI~ .. ..
CNN journalist who recently revealed he is gay; and 'Brot hel r !"
Brother,' a panel about Black men hosted by Roland Martin.
While there are many people who enjoy the chance to grcs'. ..0.1
enrich their minds, the reunion also remembered that nor hnlle
brings people together quite like the opportunity to listen to~ ..ma.
good music,
With that in mind, the reunion featured several concerts inl~l. I
ing the "Gospel Explosion" and the "Swagged Out" teen corni 1, I
The performance line up included rappers: Da Brat, Monic Lu'I...
Soulja Boy and Lil Mo; neo-soul singers Cee-Lo Green and iII..nl
ton Park; and R&rB crooners Kenneth "Baby~zace" Eidmonds, lit I .il
McKrught, Keith Swreat and Jennifer Hudson. Among th~e con 1.;l l
Please turn to REUNION 16B

Pa;stor of the Wleek

Healmng the Black fanuly

IS one pastor's mission

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and extend this service to any and all families that w-ish to
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a good decision as she has
been nominated for a South
Florida Gospel Music Award.
"It's a blessing as well as an
opportunity because this is the
first time [to be nominated] for
me and I'm just overwhelmed,"
Jackson said.
Held from November 4 5
at the Covenant Center Inter-
national in Palm Beach, the
South Florida Gospel Music
Awards was founded in 2004
to showcase local gospel mu-
sicians. Since then the awards
weekend includes a Kick Off
Celebration on Friday and
then on Saturday, a Pastors'

Honors Breakfast, Noon Em-
powerment Sessions and the
official Awards Ceremony.
Jackson is also slated to
sing during the awards cer-
emony. She will be sharing
the stage with other popular
performers including Gos-
pel Music Channel's "Gos-
pel Dream" winner Melinda
Watts, Syreeta Thompson
and the I Have a Dream Mass
Youth, Choir.
Jack~son continues to per-
form in South Florida and
hosts a "Gospel Club" every
Sunday at Crescendo's Jazz
and Blues Lounge in Miami.

By Kaila Heard

Often when people tell you
to follow your dreams, they as-
sume you will be toiling in ob-
scurity for years, if not for the
rest of your life or career.
Pat Jackson, a Christian
singer, who has performed in
countless churches since she
was a child, finally decided to
become serious about her mu-
sical aspirations and followed
her owvn dreams with the re-
lease of her first CD, "Lord, I'm
Still Standing" earlier this year.
Now it appears that she made

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Gospel Singer

The language of "walking the
aisle" is also fading, Leonard
What's at stake
Speaking Christian cork
rectly may seem like it's just
a fulss over semantics, but it's
ultimately about something
bigger: defining, Christianity,
says Borg, author of "Speaking
' Christian."
When Christians forget what'
their words mean, they forget
what their faith means, Borg
Consider the word 'salva-
tion." Most Christians use the
words 'salvation" or "saved" to
talk about being rescued from
si sor going to heaven, Borg
sys :' '" ?i
Yet salvation-in the Bible is
seldom confined to an afterlife.
Those characters in the Bible
who invoked the word salvation
used it to describe the passage
from injustice to justice, like
the -Israelites' liberation front
Egyptian bondage, Borg says.
.If you don't want to speak
Christian, they say, pay at-
tention to how Christianity's
founder spoke. Jesus spoke in
a way that drew people in, says
Leonard, the Wake Forest pro-
"He used stories, parables
and metaphors," Leonard says.
"He communicated in images
~that both the religious folks
and nonreligious folks of his
day understand
When Christians develop
their own private language for
one another, they forget how;
\Jesus made faith accessible to
ordinary people, h~e says.
"Speaking : Christian can
become a wa~y of suggesting a
kind of spiritual status that
others don't haver." he say~s
"It communicates a kind of

By that time, they've reached
the final stage of speaking
Chrissuan they've becomes
spiritual snobs.

By John Blake

Many Americans are bilin-
gual. They speak a secular
language of sports talk, celeb-
rity gossip and current events.
But mention religion and some
.become armchair preachers
who pepper their conversations
with popular Christian words
and trendy theological phras.

If this is you, some Chris-
tinpastors and scholars
have some bad news: You may
not know what you're talking
about. They say that many
contemporary Christians have
become pious parrots. They
constantlatrepeatdo(hr dti-'
p rases thttey dn u ~E
stand or distort
Marcus Borg, an Episcopal
theologian, calls this prac-
tice "speaking Christian." He
says he heard so many people
misusing terms such as "born
again" and "salvation" that he
wrote a book about the prac-
Have you 'named it and
claimed it'?
Ordinary Christians do what
Bush did all the time, Leonard
says. They use coded Christian
terms like verbal passports
flashing them gains you ad-
mittance to certain Christialn
For example, according to
Bill Leonard, a professor at
Wake Fores University's School
of Divinity, prosperity Chris-
tians don't say"I want that new
Mercedes." They say they are
going to "believe for a new Mer-
cedes." They don't say "I want
a promotion." They say I "name
and claim" a promotion,
Some forms of ~speaking
Christian, though, can become
obsolete through lack of use:

-"turn or burn," converting
s "the pagans" or warning people
they're going to hit "hell wide
s open" because: it's considered
o, too polarizing, Leonard says.

Christian men and women: 5) to legiti-
maize sex,and 6) because o-tguilt~pssagi-
atedfwith premai-ital atiS or over having
conceived a child out-ofi~vedlock.
I counsel many Christian college stu-
dents (mostly women, but some men,
too) and can't tell you how often I am
fit-to-be-tied over their relationships.
There are so many instances when
I want to bang my head against the
wall because they proceed to ignore
the red flags they themselves point
out or because they admit to pursu-
ing marriage for the wrong reasons
(for example, to avoid falling prey to
the worst fate imaginable in the evan-
gelical church: lifelong singleness).
I think that partially explains why
many Christian marriages end in di-
vorce we ignore the road signs that
say "turn back" or "cease and desist."
We think that companionship or sex
or children will alleviate relational
problems. But most often, they only
intensify underlying incompatibility.
Marriage is a holy institution. We
should enter into it with fear and trem-
bling, fully dependent on God and the
community of Jesus to uphold and
guide us in all of our relationships

(whether we are single, dating, or mar-
4iy~l # fWh4l~cFjYAS4 iB doubts or if
those closest to us, those we most re-
s ~ect, express grave concern, we must
pay attention. We cannot let our sexual
desires, our desires for companionship,
or fear of what others will think keep us
from doing what is right and healthy.
Is it better to marry the wrong person
or someone we have nagging doubts
about rather than stay single? Abso-
lutely not. Granted, singles might quip,
"That is easier said than done."
And they are right. However,
none of us is alone and dependent
on our own resolve. We have God
and his community to assist us.
Consider this: If we forge ahead, mar-
rying someone we have doubts about,
a community of people may become
casualties of what could potentially be
a mal-formational, death-dealing mar-
riage. Marriage is to be life-giving, an
icon of our relationship with God. So
let us choose life, for both ourselves
and for the people whose lives are
closely linked to ours, by paying atten-
tion to our doubts and the concerns of
our trusted community. We may end
up saving a life besides our own.

By Marlena Graves

Jennifer Gauvain, a licensed so- '
cial worker and coauthor of How Not
to Marry the Wrong Guy, recently re-
ported in the Huffington Post's "Di-
vorce" section that 30 percent of the
nearly 1,000 divorced women she sur-
veyed admitted to marrying despite
serious doubts they had about their
relationships long before the wed-
ding day. According to reporter Kath-
erine Bindley, the website IndieBride.
com now hosts 33,000 conversation
threads just about the urge to bolt.
Unfortunately, there are inany Chris-
tian women (and men) who ignore their
gnawing suspicions.
They forge ahead into mar-
riages they didn't belong in. Why?
Gauvain lists four overarching reasons
cited by the women in her survey: 1)
"Age: The self-imposed biological clock
is starting to tick a little louder." 2)
"Marriage will instantly make the rela-
tionship better." 3) "It's my last chance
to get married and no one else will come
along"; and, 4) "If it doesn't work out I
can always get a divorce." I'd add a fifth
and sixth reason that are specific to

By Shannon Proudfoot

In their heyday of the 1970s
and 80s, televangelists like
Jimmy Swaggart and Jim Bak-
ker drew in hundreds of thou-
sands of worshippers and mil-
lions of dollars before scandal
and corruption gutted indi-
vidual ministries and then the
entire genre.
Now, however, the Internet
has made it easy and inexpen-
sive to distribute video sermons
around the world, breathing
new life into virtual ministries
and even providing a second
act for a few infamous televan-
gelists, a Canadian researcher
"They see the technology
as a God-given opportunity
to spread the message," says
Denis Bekkering, a PhD can-
didate in the joint program
in religious studies at Wilfrid
Laurier University of Waterloo,
"So when new technology
such as radio or television or
in this case, Internet video -
arises, these groups are often
eager to employ them as tools
for that purpose."

He coined the term "inter-
vangelism" for this new breed
of tech-enabled ministry, and
his research is published in an
upcoming issue of the Journal
of Religion and Popular Cul-
Like their televangelist: prede-

massive air-wave flock inl the
1980s and early 90s, until his
empire collapsed under- finan-
cial scandal.
In his heyday, Tilton had
a habit: of pausing in his ser-
mons, squeezing his eyes shut
and then rearranging his face










somebody who's hijalcked hi
In another case, detractor
made a savage parody videc
about Eddie Long, a~ Georgil
megachurch~ preacher who wa
accused of grooming youni
men for sexual abuse.
The cases were settled out o
court in May.
One of the major clearing
houses for intervangelism vid
cos, Str-eaming~'aith~com i
sort of Christian YouTube, with
out the objectionable content o
piano-playing cats originally
didn't allow for much interac
tion by users, Bekklering says.
Now, however, the site ane
Others like it (yes, there's i
GodTube) are moving into i
more sophisticated "Interne
campus" model, in which fo
rumns pop up right next to i
video, allowing virtual wor-
shippers to chant as a service i:
being delivered.
Bu~t there-'s still one common
th~read that links all these in
tervangelists with their tele
vised predecessors: money.
"It's harl to findt n site tha
cloesn't have a~ PaiyPal donatiol
buttonn" Bekkering says.

cessors, online preachers have
huge global reach, he says, but
now they can integrate video
sermons with podcasts, Google
map direct-ions to their bricks-
and-mortar churches and in-
teractive components that al-
low worshippers to talk back
and to each other.
Bekkering says that just like
the rest of the world, some in-
tervangelists have learned
painful lessons about: how per-
sonal reputations can spin out
of control online.
Robert T'ilton was a Dallas-
based televangelist who led a

into a look of wicle-eyed car-
toon joy when divine inspira-
tion arrived.
Online pranksters strategi-
cally dubbed extravagant flat-
ulence sound effects into his
video sermons, turning Tilton
- who's now trying to make a
comeback into a punchline.
"Most people know him best
as T'he Farting Preacher," says
Bekkering, adding that it Ap-
pears Tilton may be trying to
stuff the online genic backt in
its bottle by claiming copyright
"Now he has to compete with

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times, "As soon as I leave this gage or a child with develop-
prison, things will be different." mental challenges. It can even
Of course, being released from be a cheating spouse or your
prison does begin a change in own physical infirmities.
your circumstances, But remember that
but there are some ~r God is more powerful
things that can be and bigger than any
done before one's re- 'rock'k that the enemy
lease. You can set 6 can throw at you. When
goals and incentives sssl you have big problems,
to succeed right away, IL~ take them to your big
Another point is to God. And when you are
never allow the size facinLfcig physical, emo-
of your enemy to blur ~a tional or spiritual chal-
your spiritual eyesight. For lenges, do not allow the enemy
those incarcerated, the enemy to intimidate you. Remind
can be a 30-year sentence or yourself who you are in Christ.
a denied appeal. For others it In John 10:29, Jesus declares
may be an upside down mort- that His Father (who is also our

Father) has given souls to Him,
and God who is greater than
all will not allow these souls to
be snatched from Him.
But don't think that: the en-
emy will become afraid and
.leave you alone forever. Even
when Jesus was attacked by
Satan in the wilderness, the
enemy only left for a season.
Satan is relentless in his at-
tack and you must be relent-
less in your battle against him
as well. Don't forget that Jesus
has already won the war you
must remain steadfast against
the smaller battles that: the en-
emy brings against you, your
family and your work for God.

Big IIoves begmn with little steps
I heard a message last month tion with the Lord about some
that made an impact in my areas in my life that I needed to
spirit. The message was im- 'tighten' up.
parted to Pastor Sabrina But- The first thing I want to share
ler and she in turn imparted is that we should not allow our
the message from I Samuel 17 location to hinder us from fight-
to her congregation at New Way ing a good fight. As someone
of Life International Ministries. who ministers and teaches reg-
This message ministered to me ularly in a correctional environ-
and provoked a deep conversa- ment, I have heard it said many

MViskistries invites everyone to
morning worship every Sun-
day at 9 a.m. 305-754-1462.

SNew Life Family Wor-
ship Center welcomes every-
one to their Wednesday. Bible
Study at 7 p.m. 305-623-

SThe God is Love
Church is holding a reunion
for past and present members
on Sept. 10, 11 a.m. 6 p.m.
at the Newport Beach Resort.

SEmmanuel MVission-
ary Baptist Church invites
the community to Family and
Friends Worship Services at
7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. every
Sunday. 305-696-6545.

SChristian Cathedral
Church presents their Mrn-
ing Glory service that includes
senior citizen activities and

brunch every Friday at 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. 305-652-1132.

SLighthouse Holy Ghost
Center, Inc. invites everyone
to their Intercession Prayer
Service on Saturdays at 10
a.m. 305-640-5837.

SThe Faith Church, Inc.,
invites you to their service on
Sunday at 11 a.m. and their
MIA outreach service that pro-
vides free hot meals, dry goods
and clothes. Visit www.faith-
church4you.com or call 305-

SRedemption Mission-
ary Baptist Church has
moved but still holds a Fish
Dinner every Friday and Sat-
urday and Introduction Com-
puter Classes every Tuesday
and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4
p.m. Reverend Willie McCrae,
305-770-7064 or Mother An-
nie Chapman, 786-312-4260.

ly. 305-759-0373.

SJoin Believers Faith
Breakthrough Ministries Int'1
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. for
Prophetic Breakthrough Ser-
vices. 561-929-1518, 954 237-

SBelievers in Christ Out-
reach Ministries Worldwide
is sponsoring Camp Meeting
2011: Restoration Time, Au-
gust 28 Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
nightly. 786-427-0852.

SAll That Gtod Is Inter-
national Outreach Centers is
sponsoring an Open Mic Night
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. For
location details and more infor-
mation, 786-255-1509 or 786-

SThe Women's Depart-
ment ofA Mission With A New
Beginning Church sponsors
a Community Feeding every

second Saturday of the month,
from 10 a.m. until all the food
has been given out. For loca-
tion and additional details, call

SWactor Temple Afri-
can Methodist Episcopal
is hosting their annual Won-
ders of Worship Celebration
on September 18 at 3:30 p.m.

SNew Mt. Sinai MVission-
ary Baptist Church welcomes
the community to Sunday
Bible School classes at 9:30
a.m. and Worship Service at
11 a.m. 305-635-4100.

SThe South Florida
Spirituals will journey to
Waycross, Ga., September 16-
18 for an 'Evening of Song and
Praise.' To join them, call 786-

SThe Heart of the City

special musical program on
September 17, 4 p.m. 6 p.m.
RSVP by September 3. 305-
620-2785, 305-474-8683.

SThe Macedonia Mission-
ary Baptist Church invites
'100 Women in White and 100
Men in Black' for their Willing
Workers for Christ Anniversary
Program on Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.

SMillrock Holy Mission-
ary Baptist Church invites
women and men to their.'100
Women in Red: Christian Wom-
en Walking in a New Beginning'
Service on Sept. 11 at 3:30 p.m.

SChurch of the Open
Door, (Congregational) Unit-
ed Church of Christ (UCC), is
hosting Revival Services, Sep-
tember 26-28, 7:30 p.m. night-

SNew Mit. Sinai MVission-
ary Baptist Church welcomes
the community to their Sunday
Bible School Classes at 9:30
a.m. and Worship Service at 11
a.m. 786-326-1078, 305-635-

SSt. Peter's African Or-
thodox Cathedral welcomes
everyone to their Grandparents
Day Prayer Breakfast on Sep-
tember 10 at 9 a.m. Tickets are
$15 for adults, $5 for children.
305-409-2856, 305-389-1530.

SFaith Cathedral Out-
reach and Deliverance Minis-
try, Inc. invites the community
to participate in their Outreach
Ministries and Revival Services.

SChristian Fellowship
Baptist Church is hosting a

2005. The church was forced
to close that year but was
able to reopen in 2007.
Most recently, in 2010,
Jones was in a car accident
that also damaged her leg.
She had to take off several
months to recuperate and
membership declined. But
Jones says she is mending
"God is a healer," she said.
"I can't do everything I used
to do, but I do alright. I just
have to be a little easier on
With her health improving,
Jones is preparing to rein-
vigorate the church. Current-
ly, the Christian Cathedral
Church of Faith offers a se-
niors program that provides
midday worship services fea-
turing guest ministers every
Friday. She plans to start of-
fering Sunday services again
in January.
In the meantime, there are
special activities planned
nearly every month until the
New Year including Scholar-
ship Month this month and
Get Out of Debt Month sched-
uled for October.

continued from 12B

in 1998. Freckleton serves as
the associate minister,
"We wanted [a church]
where we knew one another
and we had a one-on-one
relationship with everyone,"
Jones said.
Jones says she wanted to
provide a family-like atmo
sphere for younger mem-
bers. According to the minis-
ter, who demurely admits to
being over 55-years-old, the
family structure has severe-
ly changed for today's chil_
dren. Her strategy to attract
members included venturing
out into the community and
even holding worship servic-
es in the streets. Sometimes
she even knocked on doors
to tell neighbors about the
"Most of us [church mem-
bers] would babysit the young-
er children and we would even
take them to church with us if
their parents couldn't attend
service," Jones said.
The minister even took
it upon herself to open her

own home to children in
the community.
When one young mother
found herself locked in a per-
sonal battle to overcome drug
addiction, Jones was appoint-
ed legal guardianship for the
woman's six children.
"Life rotated around the
parks, church and school and
then we went to a lot of the
church functionss" she add-
When conditions with the
single mother improved, the
majority of the children were
sent back to live with her,
but Jones was still asked to
continue to provide care for
two of the siblings for almost
three years.
But through it all, she still
managed to devote herself to
her church.
At one time, the Christian
Cathedral Church of Faith
boasted a membership roster
of over 100.
She has slowed down a
bit since first founding the
church due to a series of ac-
cidents. The first was a knee
injury that she sustained
when she slipped and fell in

ties will have a chance to address the allegations."
Nobody Greater is featured on several compi-
lations, one being, the award winning platinum
selling brand, WOW Gospel. The song has gar-
nered many industry awards, peaking at #1 on
the Billboard Gospel Radio and Retail charts,
nominated for Grammys in the categories of;
Best Gospel Performance and Best Contemporary
R&6B Gospel Album. Nobody Greater has caused
Vashawn Mitchell to be nominated for 10 Stellar
Gospel Music Awards 2011.
Travis Malloy, a native of Pittsburgh Pennsylva-
nia, is a singer, songwriter, producer and musi-
cian. Travis graduated from The Pittsburgh High
School For The Creative And Performing Arts
(CAPA), where he studied in the vocal department
for four years. Travis Malloy is currently signed to
Cory Rooney Entertainment.

that wa~s "really smooth and
had 'good, [accurate] harmo-
ny. (Audiences] said we were
distinct and that th ;"really
liked oujr sound."
Of the Smiling Jubilees ros-
ter, only Walden and Stafford
are still livin~.

Thirty-five years let r anid
the. Eta Nu, Zeta Chapter of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
still remains an active member
of the community. Currently,
the chapter has approximately
20 members according to the
chapter's president, Patricia

Since the founding of the
first Historically Black College
and Universities in the 1830s,
the institutions have relied
upon the financial support of
the wealthy and philanthropic
efforts from among the Black
community, in particular the
Black church.
Flash forward over 170
years, and in 2002 Morris
Brown College's financial mis-
management led to its losing
its accreditation and federal
funding. The school was left
more thari $23 million dollars

89) YEAR
continued from 12B .

some of the subjects from the.
past and how they have fared
in the three decades since the
stories were originally pub-

The original article celebrat-
ing the Smiling Jubilees 23rd.
anniversary wras published in
The Mliami Times' July 1976
The gospel singing group,
which had originally been
formed in the early 1950s,
would continue to minister
it1 song for another 10 years
before officially disbanding
in 1986. according to Smil.
ing Jubilees' member. Andy
"'We just decided tO retire
instead of one membersj drop-
ping out at one time and an-
other dropping off at another
time." WValden explained.
Throughout their 33-year
history, the Christian singing
group consisted of an. aver-
age of five members at a time.
O\er the years, the Smiling
Jub~ilees claimed such tal-
ented vocalists as Spugeon
(Duke) Beantig~nac, Solomon
Bostic, Eddie Bostic, Phillip

Sin debt.
Fort~unately, for the
131-year-old institution, in
:. pi~te of itsr troubled fiscal his-
tory, the- community contin-
ued to support the school.
Numerous thdraiser's and
donations were made by vari-
one individuals .and Institu-
tions, including various B~lack
Finally, a donation .of
,$22,000 by the Cascade Unit-
Sed Methodist Church in Au-
gust 2011 [Atlanta] eliminated
all debt that Morris Brown
College owed to the U.S. De-
partment of Education.
"We recognize the historical
significance of Morris Brown
College to our community
and the world," said Reverend
Marvin Moss, the senior pas-
'tor of Cascade United Method-
is9t Church, in a previous in-
terview. "We are gratefull that
our Cascade members have
answered the call during these
tough economic times. We! are
called to be a light in th~e com-
munity so9 ~we are pleased to
participate in this vital way."
According to an Associated
Press wvire story, the college
Is currently Seeking accredi-
tation with the Tr1ansnational
Association of Christianz Col"
leges and Schools'

Morris Brown College
Campbell, John Stafford and
Cleo Stafford,
Originally formed in Mid-
ville, Georgia, the group re.
located to South Florida in
the mid-1950s to take ad.
vantage of the diverse and
growing community. During
their heyday, they were in.
vited to minister through song
at churches throughout the
state, performing primarily
traditional gospel songs.
According to Walden, the
quintet was known for a style


Gospel hit, 'Nobody

Greater,' at center

By Dominique Ardoin

Singer/songwriter Travis Malloy, has filed a
lawsuit against Darius Paulk, alleging that the
songwriter failed to give him proper co-wrting
credits causing Travis Malloy not to be able to col-
lect royalties and benefit from the success of EMI
Gospel recording artist Vashawn Mitchell's rendi-
tion of gospel song "Nobody Greater."
The suit was filed August 30, 2011 in the U.S.
District Court- Southern District Court of New
York seeks damages of one million dollars. Also
named as defendants are, EMI CHRISTIAN MU-
SIC GROUP, INC., Sony Music Entertainment,
Christopher Brown, of Brown & Rosen LLC, at-
torney for the plaintiff states, "This is a rather in-
teresting case. When a writer alleges that he has
written the entire song as Paulk has, despite not
having the ability to write or play music, you must
ask yourself, "Then who wrote the music?" Music
like lyrics, are also entitled to copyright protec-
tion. Otherwise, several genres of music, includ-
ing jazz, would never exist. Music is just as im-
portant as lyrical content and arrangement," said
"The court will have to address this matter and
decide who wrote the music to 'Nobody Greater".
There is a witness that saw Malloy creating the
music while working with Paulk. The witness
statement has been provided to the Court. All par-

Local church offers help for debtors

South Florida's faith communityf5~ years later

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Stud fmnds Blacks more hike y

to have Bible-based beliefs

A national study released August 2, concludes: "Blacks possess beliefs most likely to align zoith those taught in the Bible."
~In the annual "State of the Church, 2011~" leading research firm, the Banal Group studied chane that have
occurred sn the religious beliefs and behavior ofadults based on race and ethnicity since 1991. Findinlgs include:

BV Sarah Hamaker

Ml~ore and more, conservative
congregations are choosing to
leave IIberal denominations.
Rare: ibes Ih gast oc-
w~ithdraring to urnte wnih a
more conservative denomina-

'I think conservative Chris-
Lians generally, Lake their iaith
seriously,' says Dr .Jeffry Mar-
lent, an associate professor of
religious studies at The Col-
lege of Saint Rose Ln Ablany
N.Y. *They feel that It's better
to stand by their faith and not
become conformed to the ways
of the world, which is why you
see conservative congregations
leaving liberal denominations
and not vice versa."
In. December 2006, parishio-
ners of Truro Epsicopal Church
in Fairfax, Va., voted over-
whelmingly to sever ties with
The Episcopal Church (rTEC),
igniting a hailstorm of contro-
versy. While church leaders
pointed to TEC's gradual shift
away from the traditional teach-
ings of TEC on the authority of
Scripture and the uniqueness
of Jesus Chnist as the core rea-
sons for the disfellowship, the
straw that broke the camel's
back was the election of Gene
Robinson, a practicing homo-
sexual, as bishop of the Diocese
of New Hampshire in 2003. '
Then~ in mid-2006, the bish-
ops elected Bishop Katharine
Jefferts Schori as head of TEC
in America. Schori said in a
Time magazine interview short.
ly after her election that "Christ
wasg a vehicle to the divine -
that Jesus is not unique," says
Thrasher. "Basically, she ex-
pressed~ the universalistic view
that all religions lead to God."
A few months later, Truro,
along with eight other congrega-
ti"s wthdref fom TEC n

cans In North America canaA),
a mission mnitiate.'e of thi Angli-
can Church of Nigena.
In today's increasingly plural-
istic society~, Truro's experience
is not unique.

de o rneatin s vig t~hei
During the 19th cenntury Pres-
byterlans sphlt Into northern
and southern factions over
the issue of slavery before the
Cvil War More than a century
elapsed before the two halves
For the 21st century church,
a loss of denominational iden~-
tity has contributed to these
According to Douglas Jacob-
sen, distinguished professor of
church history and theology at
Messiah College in Grantham,
Pa., "Both liberal and conserva-
tive denominations across the
board don't have the kind of
loyalty or connectiveness with
their congregations that they
had 20 or 30 years ago."
Part of that loss comes from
the decrease in ethnic ties to
certain denominations. "De-
nominational identity has be-
come less conniected, to cfamily
identity, which means, people
no longer belong to the same
denomination as their parents
or grandparents," says Timo-
thy Beal, Flotrence Harkness
professor of religion at Case
Western Reserve University in
The trend toward innocuous,
non-denominational names for
churches -even if the congrega-
tion belongs to a denomination
- also is loosening the national
identity of denominations. 'De-
nominational labels are seen
as pushing people away and a
non-denominationail name is
seen asmore, embracing." says

nine percent.
*Bible reading plummeted from 55 per-
cent to 30 percent.
*The percentage of unchurched His-
panic adults has doubled in the last two de-
cades, jumping from 20 percent in 1991 to
40 percent today.


Blacks were the most likely to:
*Engage in church-centr~ic activities.
such as attending church services, at-
tending a Sunday school class, and vol-
unteering at their church during typical
*Read the Bible, other than at ch~urch-
events, during'a typical week. .
*Blacks were th~e least likely segernt n
to be unchurched. In fact, thecy wer~e only
half as likely as either whites or Hispa nics
to be unchurched.

Blacks were more likely than other seg
ments to say:
*Their religious beliefs are very impor-
tant in their life today.
*They have made a personal commit-
ment to Jesus Christ that is still important
in7 their life today.
*They believe that God is "the all-
knowing, all-powerful and perfect Creator
of the universe who still rules the world to-
*They strongly agree that the Bible is
totally accurate in all of the principles it
*They have a per~sonal responsibility to
share their- religious beliefs with other pole
w~ho light believe differently than they do.
According the finditlgs., "The most stable
group of the three racill/ethnic segments has
been the Blacks. During the past 20 years,
they have u~ndergone significant change in just
tw:o of the 14 religious variables tracked."

BV Jeff Kunerth

1A -~in the balco

g are turned off
ny7\ of the church
s that are less
it\. and the whole
closed on Fridays.
n7's ministry has
at sor-ts through
ans to separ-ate
ble paper, plastic
rom the garbage.
rcfulrbishes and
computers and
~orthlatnd's "(-re

employees, Chlrist

a;tionl. Harscd on

Is, recycles Sun-
~ter bottles inl the
e plastic bottles,
ng a church rest

congregation was
y ch-urch in the
ecd as certifiably

iendly church is
T'he church~ has
den, which rep_
uial commitment
o-gan~izat~ion~s to
Sof just taking
cement thant says
Is of the Eart(l1,"
id. "Ourlt a~llingh
butl to keep the ll

Orlando - At Christ 'for services
Church Unity south of thian capaci
Orlando, they've replaced -~i-~ Pbuilding is c
paper napkins with hand- I l;~The children
made cloth napkins, plas-L ~ a team th~
tic forks and knives with thle trash c
metal utensils, disposable YCthe recyclal
plates with china plates. / ~\ and glass fi
Leftover food scrapetl T rhe infor-m
from the plates is fedl to a depa,;rtment
church member's pig, Mr. r recyrcls old
Greengenes. ote --le ctr-
Northland, A Church hug
Distributed is competing ninae
to become one of the most ener-gy-e~fficient faI prsdpiail fcuc
cilities in the United States in a contest spon-ClrhUiys"enta
scored by the U.S. Environmental Protlection of member~cls of the c'ongreg~
Agency. In the past year, the Longwood mcga- green-tcom recrommen~l datio(
church has reduced its monthly electric bill uses a customn-made, 100-g
by more than $500 a month. to water the church ground
Members of Winter Park Presbyterian clay progr-ams, sells mectal wa
Church grow food for the needy in a 28-plot church booktstor-e to r-eplace
community garden on church grounds. anid reminds everyone leavii
In churches -- and synagogues and r-oom to turtn off the light~1s.
mosques across the country, saving the Because of its efforts, t he c
planet is becoming as important as saving recognized as the first Unit
souls. Nearly every religion, and almost every United States to be designat
denomination, has added protecting the envi- "green."
ronment as a religious tenet. Another envir-onm-ental fr-
"The moral issues of our times, including Winter Park Presbyterian.
environmental care, are a part of the practice installed a commnlunity gare
of our faith and thus very important," North- resents the growing spirit~
land Pastor Joel Hunter said, but acicecl that among mnany faith-based (
nothing surpasses the importance of saving cultivate the Earth instcead
souls. whatever resources it has to
At Northland, employees put into p~ract~ice "We are p~art of thatl move
what Hunter preaches. Each department we need to be good stecward
looks for ways to recycle, reduce and reu~se. Pastor- Lawr-ence: Culthill sa
(3 Printer paper is reused three times before is not to exploit the garden,
it: ends up in the ~recycling bin. Lights and air- gar Id e."

The Southern Chr-istian
Leader-sh-ip Conference has
named Isaac Newvton Farris
Jr-., nephew of the Rev. Martin
Luther K~ing Jr.. as its presi-
K~ing: founded thle civil r-ights
or-ganizatioon inl 19)57.
Thel~ Rev:. Howard Creeev:.
wYho haod been pr-esident of t-he
SCLC, died last m~onth.
I1efreil( he died Reverel-nd
Cree~cy sa~id he wanted to r-e-
brandI(, re(storeP :ant revitahize
the( SCLIC. H~e wans off' to a good
starlt sayVs Isaace Far~ris. Farr-1is,

nior's nephel~w, is SCLIC' inter-im
"HeI savecd the or-ganization.
Had it not been for Howard, his
people skills, his knowledge
and his sense of history; a~d
but more imnportanthlyjust his
ability to bring vaurying inter-
est t-ogether is wha~t savled t-his
place," Fa~nrris said.
Cr-eecy wanted young people
to tackle today's civil rights is-
suecs such~ as ra;cism- and po-
In addition to cneirgizing
kidls, Bolr-d memlber JTr John-

son~ says Creecyr was also fo-
cu~sed on~ t-he clergy. "Howa~rd
had readie~d ou~t to pcrach-
crs around the country a rsk-
in~g themr to set ulp chapters of
SCLC in their churches. w~hich~
Ithdug#ht was a1 very? radical
and important thing to do. So
we will continue to do that."
said Johnson..
In addition to filling the pre-
isdent's seat. SCLC officials
also announced that Bernard
LaFayettte Jr-., co-founde~r of
t-he Stutden~t Non-Violent Coor-
dinatinge Comm~ittee, has been
named national ~oarld chair--
man~. He rec-places Sy~lica Tuck-
cer, w\ho res~igned.

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"The most stable group of

the three raciallethnic segments

has been the Black~s. During the

past 20 years, they have undergone

significant change in just two

of the 14 religious

variables trackedd"

Lack of loyalty and connection as well as arguments
over church doctrine are often at the root for why some
congregants choose to leave certain denominations.

More congregations leaving

their denomination s


*Weekly church attendance declined by
nine percentage points, dropping from 48
percent in 1991 to 39 percent in 2011.
*Adult Sunday school attendance also
dipped by nine percentage points, from 23
percent to 14 percent.
*Bible reading dropped by five percent-
age points, sliding from 42 percent to 37
*Volunteering at a church during a typi-
cal week fell by eight percentage points since
1991, from 26 percent down to 18 percent.


,-* Church attendance dropped by 21 per-
centage points,from 54 percent to 33 per-
cent. .
*Adult Sunday school attendance among
Hispanics declined from 28 percent to just



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HOW president of SCLC

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Retail-based` conve-
nient Care CliniCS in
the U.S.
2006: 175
Today: 1,250
Source: Convenient Care

When to consider a

- For quick diagnosiS
of acute conditions like
earaches, sprains, flu.
- Immunizations, sports
or camp physicalS '

See a doctor: -
For treatment of chronic
conditions, such as diabe-
tes and heart failure, Or
symptoms like vague chest
pains, says Dallas inter-
niSt David Winter. Minute
Clinics don't treat concus-
sions, broken bones, heart
attacks or babies under
18 monthS.

NEW YORK Gentle yoga
classes may help people with
type 2 diabetes take off a small
amount of weight and steady
their blood sugar control, a
small study suggests.
The study, of 123 middle-
aged and older adults, found
that those who added yoga
classes to standard diabetes
care shed a handful of pounds
over three months. Meanwhile,
their average blood sugar ley-
els held steady in contrast to
the non-yoga-practicing "con-
trol" group, whose blood sugar
levels rose.
The findings, reported in the
journal Diabetes Care, do not
suggest that yoga should re-
place other forms of exercise
for people with type 2 diabetes
- a disease commonly associ-
ated with obesity.
To really lose weight and rein
in blood sugar, more-vigorous
exercise would work better, ac-
cording to Shreelaxmi V. Hegde
of the Srinivas Institute of
Medical Science and Research
Center in Mangalore, India.
Among the 60 study partici-
pants who took yoga classes
several times a week, the aver-
age BMI measure of weight
in relation to height declined
from 25.9 to i5.4. A BMI be-
tween 25 and 30 is considered
"In our study the ,effect of
yoga on BMI (body mass index)
and blood sugar control was
marginal," said Hegde, the lead
researcher on the work.
"But," she added, "it should
be noted that yoga controlled
the blood sugar levels which
otherwise rose in the control
In addition to that, the study

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A visit for an earache runs $59,
not including medication costs.
There are advantages and
disadvantages to the clinics,
says internist: David Winter,
chairman of HealthTexas and
Baylor Healthcare System,
who has a .private practice in
Dallas. "They're great for quick
diagnoses of acute illnesses
like earaches and sprained
ankles, or for immunizations,
but they're not good for the
management of chronic
conditions such as diabetes
and heart failure," he says. He
says complicated diagnoses,
such as vague chest pains, are
best treated by a physician or at
a hospital emergency room.
Minute Clinics aren't outfitted
to treat concussions, broken
bones and heart attacks,
Pohnert says; the nurse
practitioner calls 911 when
patients require advanced
emergency care. They also don't
treat babies under 18 months,
she says.
Winter says some clinics are
good about giving patients a
copy of their medical record, or
faxing or electronically sending
a report to their doctor. "This
tells me we can embrace them
and work with them," he says.
The nearby pharmacist is
one perk, Shirl Sayadian says:
"We're 30 feet from diagnosis to
pharmacy. I'm very busy, and
this is one-stop shopping -
very? convenient."

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VIENNA, Va. One morn-
ing last month, when 12-year-
old Ashley Sayadian woke with
a nasty earache, her mother
decided against waiting for an
appointment at their busy pe-
diatrician's office. Instead, they
visited a local drugstore clinic.
rse friend first, and she said it
sounded very classic swimmer's
ear. We were outside the walk-
in hours at the pediatrician, so
we came here," says Shirl Saya-
dian, 43, of Oakton, Va.
Minute Clinic, where Ash-
ley and her mom visited, is the
largest retail clinic chain in the
country, with 600 locations in
CVS stores. Nurse practitioners
and physician assistants typi-
cally staff the locations.
"I was in massive pain. They
helped me by giving me an Advil
and cups of water," says Ashley,
a swimmer and soccer player,
smiling as her mom pops over
to the pharmacy to pick up her
prescription, antibiotic drops
for an outer-ear infection.
Almost half of Minute Clinic
patients don't have a primary-
care doctor, says physician and
Minute Clinic president Andrew
Sussman. He is the associate
chief medical officer for CVS
Caremark, which added 45 clin-
ics this year.
Some without health insur-
ance say they find the clinics a
faster, less pricey alternative to

urgent care or emergency room
visits. But insured patients
are increasingly turning to the
convenience of drugstore clin-
ics and other medical resources
outside the traditional doctor's
office when they can't schedule
day-of appointments with their
primary-care provider.
The clinics address acute but
not typically life-threatening
conditions such as strep throat,
flu symptoins and bladder infec-
tions. Many offer vaccinations,
and sports and camp physical.
About 60 percent of clinic
patients are children with
conditions such as poison ivy,
bronchitis, chickenpox and
earaches, says family nurse
practitioner Anne Pohnert, who
staffs the Vienna clinic three
days a week and manages
operations for the 16 CVS
Caremark Minute Clinics in
Northern Virginia.
There are about 1,250 retail-
based convenient-care clinics
in the USA; in 2006, there were
only 175, says Tine Hansen-
Turton, executive director of the
Convenient Care Association
in Philadelphia. Tw~o-thirds are
in drugstores and one-third in
retail settings, such as Wal-Mart
and Target and supermarket
chains, she says.
Health insurers are getting in
on the game, too. Cigna MeIdical
Group has 11 CareToday clinics
in strip malls in~ Phoenix, says
spokeswoman Leigh Woodw~ard.

Wellness Club lecturers Heather Hardy, left, and Michaele
Kruger teach the "Four Pillars of Healthy Eating" at a Whole
Foods in Dedham, Mass..

Whole Foods tests Wellness

Clubs for healthier eating

Aferbers can learn with organi foods nudged
TTOTO ehfhleahlduleang behemoths from Wal-Mart to
Safeway~a to sell them if its
By Bruce Horovit .z Wellness Clubs are a hit, oth-,

Whole Foods is about to "People are trymg to man-
take the nation on a serious age their owvn health better
wellness trip. but aren't sure how,.' says
The nation's largest: natu- consultant Roger Danldson "If
ral foods chain could once~ Whole Foods succeeds writh
again change the sulpermar- this, other retailers w~ill pick
ket experience for -shoppers. this up. This Isn't a gimmick."
Over the next three months, The Idea came from an in-
it will, opers membership-only house program that led hun-
Wellness Clubs -in a handful dreds of Whole Foods employ-
of stores, including the first ees to lose weight and lower
one in Dedham, Mas~s., which cholesterol levels.
opened.1ast week. As many as 32 classes are
For a one-time fee of $199 part of Wellness Clubs. says
and monthly membership Mackey. Some wrill have Sup-
dues of$45, shoppers can get per Clubs for members. wi~th
lifestyle evaluations and ac- big discounts on healthy
cess to classes in nutrition, meals served in the store.
cooking and health, along With total first-year mein-
with 10 percent discounts on bership at $740, it may be
1,000 better-for-you foods a tough sell. The idea comes
sold in Whole Foods. at a time Americans are in-
If the test is a success, creasingly concerned about
Whole Foods will roll out the health, but it also comes in
Wellness Clubs in most of its the midst of a still-hazy econ-
310 stores. Wellness Clubs omy. "People like to take con-
also are slated to open thiis fall trol of their own health and
in Chicago, Oakland, Tribeca, wellness," says brand con-
N.Y., and Princeton, N.J. sultant Peter IVadden. "B~it
"If you want to shift the par- this is a tall order, especially
adigm, you have to be willing when you put dollars and

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:"It will be controversial, but it will save money by living
RIilftisi'W catalytic."" iibtlthleflif'e~syrtyl6 If the! frst
.'Because Whole Foods is a five Wellness Clubs~ are hits,
cultural barometer, when it Whole Foods will roll ou~t 10
acts, the $562 billion grocery more in 2012, then may go
industry reacts. Its success national the following year.

By Reurters

-" - ' pe t, Iopterand'those wilh chronic
medical conditions. In; the U.S.,
hospitals and local community
cce~ter-s ar~e inlcreasingly off~r-
ing: such classes.

found, signs of so-called oxida-
tive stress declined in the yoga
Oxidative stress refers to a
situation where levels of re-
active oxygen species or "frcee
radicals" damaging byprod-
ucts of energy use in cells -
rise beyond the body's capacity
to neutralize them. Long-term
oxidative stress is believedl to
contribute to a host of chronic
diseases. -
In this study, Hegele's team
measured participants' blood
levels of certain chemicals that
reflect oxidative stress. They
found that, on average, the
yoga group's levels of the chem-
icals dipped by 20 percent,
The significance of that is not
clear. Hegde said that if such a
decline in oxidative stress were
sustained over time, it might
lower the chances of diabetes
complications, which include
heart and kidney disease,
nerve damage and damage to
the blood vessels of the eyes.

Further, long-term studies
are needed to see whether that
is the case, the researchers
According to Hegde, yroga mayr
curb oxidative stress because it
stimulates the parasympathet-
ic nervous system~ the partt
of thec ner-vous system that ba-
sically acts as a brake against
the gas pe:dal of the( sympathet-
ic necrvous syst~m.
There are1I( c:;vents. T~he yoga
usedl in~ this stuldy wa\s a~ gentle
form, I Iclgde said, anld parts
of the pr1act.ice were ad\taptedl
for people who had addlitional
health prToblem7s; certain poses
were avoided in people wh7o had
heart disease, for example,
In1 the real world, yoga class-
es vary widely. Some are vigor-
ous work-outts involving com-
plicated poses that would not
be appropriate for older adults
with chronic health conditions.
Olderl adults with diabetes
can look< for yoga classes de-
signedi specifically for- older



continued from 12B

stars that were slated to per.
form were: Kirk Franklin, Dr.

son, Tamela Mann and Be.
yond Blessed.
In addition to the musi-
cal performances, the re-
union provided offerings in

th~e dramatic arts. Among
some of the highlights from
this year's reunion was the
screening of a new film fea-

Icull "Fro er nough he-
movie about the first female
to coach a mnen's golf tea.m.
I-opseful actors also got: a
chance to audition. for a. walke
in role in a Bobcat Fiilm.


The physician assistant Is In

- just not in a doctor's office

Business is booming for medical clinics in retail settings, schich ofer speedy diagnoses, 'convenience

YOg gSho wssome bene fit for diabetes

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Yoga may curb oxidative stress because it stimulates the
parasympathetic nervous system


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Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and
whole grains every day.
Limit foods and drinks high in calories,
sugar, salt, fat, and alcohol.
*~i Eat a balanced diet to help keep a healthy

Be active for at least 2V/2 hours a
week Include activities that raise your
breathing and heart rates and that
strengthen your muscles.
Help kids and teens be active for at least
one hour a day. Include activities that
raise their breathing and heart rates and
that strengthen their muscles and bones-
Physical activity helps to:
Maintain weight
Reduce high blood pressure
Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes, heart
attack, stroke, and several forms of
Reduce arthritis pain and associated
Reduce risk for osteoporosis and falls
Reduce symptoms of depression and


Wear helmets, seat belts, sunscreen, and
insect repellent.
Wash hands to stop the spread of
Avoid smoking and breathing other
people's, or (second hand), smoke.
Build safe and healthy relationships
with family and friends.
Be ready for emergencies. Gather
emergency supplies. Make a plan.
Be informed.

Balance work, home, and play.
*Get support from family and friends.
Stay positive.
Take time to relax.
Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Make
sure kids get more, based on their age.
Get help or counseling if needed.

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is how we produced natural detox
drinks. As such to prepare for natural
detox drinks, you need to have detox
drink recipe. Nevertheless you can
use your creativity to create your own
recipes. As long as you select the
right ingredients for making the de-
tox drinks. The ingredients that you
choose should be low fat and low in
sugar. Below are some suggestions
on the ingredients for preparing a cup
of "workable" detox drink:

Fresh Vegetables -Tomato,
Cucumber, Spinach, Corn, Broccoli
Fresh Fruits Gulava, Banana,
Green Apple, Lemon, dragon
Fruit, Star Fruit
Fresh Skimmed milk Low Fat
Yogurt, Low Fat Yogurt Drinks,
Low fat milk

stand? Try herbicides made
with corn gluten meal or vin
You can consume nearly 80
percent fewer pesticides by
eating organic versions of the
12 most contaminated items,
the Environmental Working
Group (EWG) concludes. The
worst produce is apples, fol-
lowed by celery, strawberries,
peaches, spinach, imported
nectarines, importedglirapes,
bell peppers, potatoes, do-
mestic blueberries, lettuce
and kale.

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Please turn to D3ETOX 18B

By Judi K~etteler '
"If people would buy dif-
ferent sheets, they might not
need sleeping pills," says con-
sumner advocate Debra Lynn
Dadd, author of "Toxic Free."
Polyester-cotton blends and
permlanent press linens have
a finish that releases formal-
de hyde, which can Irritate the
throat and eyes--not helpful
for peaceful sleep. Use un-
treated cotton sheets; avoid
wrinkles by taking them out
of the dryer right away,

B P~sep~aeasinemashmmoducts~t are

Freeman, Ph.D., investigator
with the National Cancer In-
stitute, has linked to myeloid
leukemia in factory workers.
Let pieces air dut in a room
with doors shut and windows
open, suggests Tom Lent,
policy director at the Healthy
Building Network in Wash-
ington, D.C. Or shop for used
pieces--they've already aired

Before dousing your lawrn
with chemicals, try TLC: Wa-
ter with a soaking hose, add
weed-inhibiting mulch to gar-
den beds, and set the mow-
er f~or three inches (as lon-
ger grass shades and stifles
wgd~s). Got a weed you can't


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North Shore Medical Center CEO Manny Linares (left), North Shore Chief of Staff Dr. Susan Baker
(third from left) and Elliot Fisch (center), Chapter Leader Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association South
Florida Chapter with staffers of local organizations who accepted the donations.

NOrth Shore donates defibrdllators

North shop-r~ Medicall Center and the
hospital's medical staff donated two au-
tomated external de-ubral.II.11 I (- (AEDs) to
local organizations in Miami-Dade Corunty.
An AIED is a portable electronic device
that can be used to potentially save lives
should someone experience Sudden Car-
diac Arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital.
"North Shore Medical Center is focused
on improving the health and safety of our
local community," said Manny Linares,
chief executive officer of North Shore Medi-
cal Center. "Providing AEDs and educating
others on their life-saving potential is an
effective way of empowering the communi-

ty writhl th~e sktl--r necessary to h~elp save a
child, parent or touc~her's life if one should
expe"rience a SCA."
Key\ !..1-.. I we~re invited to North
Shore Medical Center- to receive the AEDs
and a brief training on how to use them by
a representative f~rom the Sudden Cardiac
Arrest Association. AEDs are designed
to be simple to use for the average lay-
man. Training to use an~ AED is frequently
included in first aid, and basic life support
level CPR classes.
North Shore Medical Center donated the
A\EDs to support its local community and
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Poor sleep

illcreRSES high

10ood pressure

By K~athleen Doheny

If you sleep poorly, your chances of developing high
blood pressure may increase, new research suggest.
In the study, men, with the lowest level of the deeper
stages of slumber, known as slow-wave sleep, had an
80 percent higher chance of developing high blood
pre~ su~re thlan men with the highest level of this re-
storativte sleep.
The link held regardless of other factors, such as
obecsity or how long the men slept.
"Reductions in the deepest stage of sleep is specifi-
cally associated with an increased risk of developing
high blood precssulrre," said Dr. Susan Redline, the Pe-
ter C. Farrell Professor of Sleep Medicine at Brigham
86 Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical
Center and Harvard Medical School.
The study, published in the Aug. 29 onlifle edition
of the journal Hypertension, reinforces other research.
that has linked sleep problems with a raised risk of
obesity and cardiovascular problems, among other ills.
Redline evaluated 784 men, average age 75, who
were part of the Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Older
Please turn to SLEEP 18B


HIV testing important for young Black men


BV Jalnice Lloyd

Research has shourn con-
sumning too much salt and
being inactive leads to heart
disease, but now a new study
shows the same combina-
tion also can be bad for brain
health .
Canadian researchers
studied the salt intake and
physical activity levels of

of Toronto. "Baby Boomers
especially need to know that
sitting on the couch watching
television for long periods of
time and eating salty snacks
is not good for them."
Four million to five million
adults in the U.S. have some
form of dementia, and those
numbers are expected to soar
as Baby Boomers grow older.
Among other findings: Sed-

By Dr. Madarn N. Kaendula

Listen up -- lean in if you have to:
Hearing loss is a big problem in the
U.S., and not just for old folks any-
more. In fact, one in five American
teenagers has hearing loss, a recent
.. study showed. Worried your hearing
is de tor~ilorse ing Dr. Madan Kandula,
an ear, nose and throat specialist in
.1Ibluauke.-s., Wis., has some pointers on
what to listen for,
1. You're straining to understand
conversations. The world is designed
for noun ai~l-hear\lingl ears. When one's
hearine begins to slip, it takes a major
effort to accomplish what used to come
naturally -- hear.
2. Your family complains you watch
TV at a too-hiigh volume. As hea.ring :
loss creeps inl, the volume bar's on TVs,
radios, etc, go up, up, up. For the per-
son with hel nr i n g loss, this allows them
to boost the sound to a range that they
can hear. ;Lh.ne.*.hib;1. their friends,
notchbuslll --and family members are
blasted .<.-..11 by the excessive sound.
3. You're l.l.inel problems he~.luing
on the telephone. Hearing loss usu-
alkI\ evolves Lpr.ela~ .111. Wahour)1I knlow-
ing it, those with hea,ring~ loss begin to
read hips and look for non-verbal clues.
These crutches disappear when some-
one is talking on the phone.
4. Your ears are ringing. While not
always a sign of hearing loss, ringing
in the ears, called tinnitus, is always
something to get checked out. The most
common cause for tinnitus is hearing
loss. Tinnitus is a common first sign
that there is something wrong with the
5. You've started to avoid social in-
teractions. It takes at least two to comm-
municate.. When communication is a
struggle due to decreased hearing, the

1 aci trms le inmtahe In eof fi ed
People with hearing loss begin to re-
treat into a world of isolation, so that
they don't have to face the embarrass-
ment of not being able to communicate
6. You're having trouble hearing noise
that's in the background. People with
ears that don't hear normally have to
strain to pick up every morsel of sound
input. While this can work well in
one-on-onle situations, this technique
backfires when there are additional
sources of sound. For those with hear-
ing: loss, restaurants, bars and parties
become walls of distorted sounds inl-
stead of fun, t uiinfor ringi Rgathering'
7. You're mli~lnrsundetlrstan ne what
others ar~e s o~im: If \lint ears are'
(.nlsing~ you to miss thincs your mind
tries to fill in the .apsl, The result can
be .ninat cing~ and '.nibul~rsess~? ing to
the person with Ilaur-ing loss as well
as those II, .iner to comlmunicate with
8. You're having trouble understand-
ing the speech of women and children.
Hearing loss most commonly starts
imrPIdingl the higher frequencies of
speech. :'11I..m.-n' and children's voic-
es start to fade into the background.
People with high fre~que~nc hearing
loss tend to prefer to listen to male
speakers and often complain that the
women and children around them ei-
ther "speak too softl l~or mumble.
9. You keep asking people to repeat
themselves. When you don't hear it
right the first time, it's easy to ask for
a second try. While this can work a
few times, the listener and the speak
er tend to get annqyed pretty quickly
when every other sentence is "Wh y 1
did you sa~y?" or "Can you repeat

r * .

HOLD THE SALT: Daily recommended sodium limits:
2,300 milligrams or less for many people, 1,500 milligrams
oi* less for people who are 51 and older and those of any
age who are Black or have hypertension, diabetes or chronic
kidney disease.

1,262 healthy men and wom-
enl ages 67 to 84 over three
years and found those with
the lughest levels of sodium
(3.091 milligrams a day and
greater) and the lowest levels
of exercise tended to show
poorer cognitive performance
than those wVith a low sodium
intalke and an active lifestyle.
The fir ulim s: wer-e published
in thle journal Neurobiology

Chellse fin~dingls are impor-
tanrt because they help people
kncrow they cant be proactive in
retaining: healthy brains as
th-\.' ;!:(."' says Carol Green-
wnood, one of the study's lead
r-esearchercrs and a professor
at the Bay~crest- Center- for Ge-
riatric Care at the University

entary older adults showed
no cognitive decline over the
three years if they had low
sodium intake.
One teaspoon of salt is
equal to 2,000 milligrams. In
the study, low and medium
sodium intake were defined
as not exceeding 2,263 and
3,090 milligrams respective-
"This is one of the first stud-
ies that looks at sodium," says
Deborah Barnes, a demen-
tia expert at the University
of California-San Francisco,
wyho was not associated with
the study. "It's another im-
portant point about diet. You
need to eat more fresh fruits
and vegetables and stay away
from processed foods."

continued from 17B

eqluip its area organizations
and schools w-ith this life-
saving technology. A SCA can
happen at any time and affect
people of all ages. According to
the American Red Cross, over

300,000 Americans die of SCA
every year. It is estunated that
up to 50,000 of these deaths
could be prevented if someone
on the scene initiated the Car-
diac Chain of Survival and had
access to an AED for immediate
use at the time of the emnergen-


continued from 17B

released in the same week: The
CDC reported in the Arutals of
Internal Medicine that rates of
primary and secondary syphi-
lis disproportionately increased
in recent years among Black
and Hispanic young MSM and
another study found that social
stigmatization is still the largest
barrier keeping Black frontline
physicians from testing their
patients for HIV.
What, then, could be more
fiercely urgent for a convening
of HIV-prevention professionals

than to address the trlagedy of
adolescents and young adults
contracting HIV at Il.ll mi!:
rates; whose greatest: riske seems
to be loving, desiring and sexu-
ally connecting with one an-
other in their own communities;
and whose communities are
ill-equipped to respond to the
emergency? But we've been here
before. Six years ago this sum-
mer, we were shocked to learn
that a CDC study conducted in
five U.S. cities showed that 46
percent of Black MSM tested
were HIV positive -- 64 percent
of those men were unaware of
their status,

The U.S. has to become a
place where Black gaIy men are
en~voloped in1 a system ofT medi-
cal, mental-health and spiritual
car~e as well as nur-tur~ing, niot
a place where they personify a
tragic, hceeminglil intractable,
health disparity. We need an
HIV portfolio that considers
every possible culturally comp-
petentt option for Black gay
men: behavioral interventions
(including trauma resolution),
biomedical interventions, spiri-
tual interventions and any other
supports that can transform the
untenable situation in which we
find ourselves.

2 ,

The dry-clealning fluid per-
chllorocthyl~lene (PERC) can
cause hleadach~es anld liver and
I..idlili.~ dama~ge. "And a newer
m~ethod swraps out .'l1- bi' for
D-5, which caused uter-ine can-
ceer inz lab anlimals," Dr. Solomon
sa\ys. "Wet clen~ning" or carbon
dioxide methods are idepal. If
you~ dry-clean, kreep clothes
'-'Cl'ed~l while dr~iving hom17e so
youl don't- pollu~te yourl car, then
toss bug~s and atir clothes out-
sidc or~ in~ an a~partmicnt st air`-
well for an~ loulr.

continued from 17B

and bags, pizza boxes and mi-
crowave popcorn bags contain
oil- and water-repelling chemi.
cals th~at transfer to and mle-
tabolize in the body, forming
likely carcinogens, says Jessica
D'eon?, Ph.D., a researcher in
the department of chemistry at
the Unliversit~y of Tor~onto. Tle
EP~A is working t~o eliminate the
chemicals by 2015; until thecn,
they're yet another r-eason to
cut back on grease bombs.

Yo~ur >.sile v isn't organic, but
it can recduce toxins. "Chlemicals
can~ piggyback on dust," Dadd
explains. Womern whose breast
milke contfain~ed the fire retardant
Deen, which anitual studies link
to problems with memory and at-
tention, also) had D~eca in their
vacuum-bag dustr, EWG found.
Dust surfaces and floors .*.*eckh?.
take off your shoes and wipe pets'
panws at the door (so nlo one tracks
inz chemicals), and change filters
in your centrul-air system at least
once ai year. Then breathe eas~y.

continued from 17B

Men Study. In 2003-05, the
men did not have high blood
pressure. Ideally, blood pres-
sure readings should be below
120/80. When they returned for
a follow up in 2007-09, the in-
vestigators found that 243 men
had developed high blood pres
The researchers divided the
men into four groups, from
those with the lowest amount of

slow-wave sleep to the highest.
After the researchers took into
account age, race, body mass
index and other factors, the link
between low slow-wave sleep
and higher blood pressure held.
Even when the researchers took
into account sleep-disordered
breathing and the length of
overall sleep, the link held.
Slow-wave sleep decreases
with age, Redline said. "K~ils
may have 40 percent slow-wave
sleep 1/8 of total sleep 3/8," she
said, but healthy adults, over-

all, may have only about 25 per-
In this study, the men aver-
aged 11.2 percent of slow-wave
sleep, she said. Those in the
lowest of the four groups aver-
aged only four percent: or less.
Other studies have shown that
slow-wave sleep is lower in older
men than in women.
While the study found an as-
sociation between slow-wave
sleep and high blood pressure>
it did not prove a cause-and-


High salt, low

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By Maureen Salamon

French fries and potato chips may have
given potatoes a bad rap, but new research
finds the lowly tuber -- when cooked cor-
i-ectly -- may actually be good for the heart.
A small, pilot study suggests that a
couple of servings of potatoes per day can
lower blood pressure as much as oatmeal
without causing weight gain, researchers
Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at
the University of Scranton in Pennsylva-
nia, analyzed 18 patients wrho ate six to
eight small purple potatoes twice daily for
a month and found their systolic and dia-
stolic blood pressures dropped by 3.5 and
4.3 percent, respectively.
bMsost patients were either ove wight o
ications for high blood pressure during
the study, which was funded by the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and was to be
presented at the national meeting of the
American Chemical Society in Denver. Ex.
perts note that research presented at sci-
entific meetings is preliminary and has not
yet been peer-reviewed.
Vinson pointed out that potatoes can
be a healthy food when they're not in the
form of French fries or chips, or covered in
high-fat toppings such as cheese and sour
Purple ones, in particular, have high
amounts of antioxidants, although red-
skinned or white potatoes may have simi.
lar effects, he said.
The golf ball-sized potatoes used in
the study were microwaved, which Vin-
son called a "benign" cooking method
thsit doesn't add fat or calories or destrdiv
healthy substances in potatoes,
"Everyone thought potatoes were just a
starch and pretty much nothing else," said
Vmnson, explaining spuds' poor nutrition.
al reputation. "I was surprised .. a very
large proportion (of participants) were tak.
ing medications and still we had a drop in
blood pressure."
Lona Sandon, a spokesperson for the
American Dietetic Association, said she
wasn't surprised about the study results,
noting that potatoes are an excellent
source of potassium, which is known to
help control blood pressure,
"I'm kind of glad to see someone saying
something good about potatoes," said San-
don, also an assistant professor of nutri-
tion at University of Texas Southwrestern
Medical Center at Dallas. "Potatoes are a
pretty healthy staple food. They're nutri-
tionally low in fat, relatively low in calories
and are loaded with nutrition, particularly
in the skin."

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Making alternative changes to better your health

Better sleep needed to decrease blood- pressure

THE NATIOcN 3 #1 131.At'li: NEWil'SAlIle


Revival (enter
6702 N.W. 15th Avenue

8 ~Order of Services

Mt. (alvary Missionary
Baptist Church
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

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

,Order of Service

Hosonna communityy
Baptist (burch
2171 N.W. 56th Street

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

Antioch Missionary Baptist
Church of Brownsville
2799 N.W. 46th Street

93rd Street communityy
Missionary Baptist Church
2330 N.W. 93rd Street

Mis i o nar BpistlMihn li~
5129 N.W.17thAvenueh
m1imawr ild~ld bm

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New Birth Baptist Church, The Cathedral of Faith International
2300 N.W. 135th Street

(h u r ch o f Christ~rwsil
4561 N.W. 33rd Court

I-- Order of Servl es

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

MIIII I I hll ol I lilt i uds

artillg (Iues|7pm

Family 's generosity

honored with sign

BV Elizabeth Roberts

It didn't take long for Elea-
nor Jones to realize the effect
a sign can have on a person's
Shortly after a sign went
up honoring her two uncles,
Jones said she was contacted
by a Delray Beach resident
named Jimmy Sutton who
said he used to visit relatives
in Deerfield Beach long ago
and remembered her uncle,
Ed Madison, who offered him
work in his vegetable garden.
Ed Madison treated him
like son, Sutton said, so when
he saw Jones' daughter tak-
ing photographs of the newly

--I~inrik HDiMare, FPG
TWO generatlonS Of
the Madison stand un-
der the newly renamed
Madison Court (SW 8th
Court) street sign in
their Deerfield Beach,
The renaming is in honor
of brothers Floyd and Ed

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"[My uncles purchased
and farmed their own private
farms in West Boca Raton
areas where they employed
many," she said. "They found
available [Deerfield Beach]
properties which they pur-
chased and shared ivith
many families. ... That stable
and secure family life gave
many generations of families
the ability to focus on educa-
tion for their children," she
"[My uncle Ed] always had
a story to tell you about life,"
she said. "He'd always said
things like, `Never pass a
man on the street without
speaking, because you never
know howr far down the street
you will get before you need
to turn and ask him for help.'
He was full of wisdom."

a church in their homeland.
"For us, we don't have to see or
touch it," Elizabeth Kassahun,
one of the members, says with a
smile. "We believe."
To this day, her husband Abbiy
says, Ethiopian churches are
distinctive for the Tabot, a replica
of the Ark, where the sacraments
are performed. "Without that, it's
not a church. The whole service
revolves around it."
In the New Testament as well,
an Ethiopinand official visited

Philip. He became a Christian
and helped carry the faith back
to his homeland. Churchmen
say that Philip and Matthew
visited Ethiopia as well.
Plans call for building their
own church in two or three
years. Once in their own
building, theylI be freer to
schedule classes in history and
languages, they say.

dedicated sign designating
Eighth Court as Madison
Court, he asked if she had a
photo of her uncle.
She said Sutton told her
Madison gave him his first
job and a lifelong work ethic.
"He worked him, and gave
him long talks about staying
in school and staying out of
trouble," Jones said.
Sutton is just one of many
to pass the newly renamed
Madison Court and think of
Ed Madison and his brother
Floyd, migrant farmers who
bought enough land there in
1936 to allow so many others
to put down roots.
That's because the Madi-
sons provided families that
worked for them with free
transportation to North Caro-
lina for more than 20 years.

That gave families the chance
to do seasonal farm work out-
side of the state while keeping
a permanent home in Deer-
field Beach, providing wel-
come stability in their lives.
Hamon Thompson, now
71, said he and others spent
summers picking beans and
potatoes and pole beans be-
fore returning to Deerfield
Beach in the winter.
"I was like a son to Ed -
that's the way he treated me,"
Thompson said. "He found
work for us. ... The whole
family went to North Caro-
Jones thought the impor-
tant contribution of her un-
cles should be noted with a
street in their name. Madison
Court, designated in June,
does just that.

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

--Order of Servicer

One of the pleasures of being
a religion writer in South Florida
is that the world comes here.
There's always something new to
learn, someone to meet, another
culture to discover,
One example is an Ethiopian
Orthodox Church in Fort Lau-
derdale that's celebrating its
first anniversary this month. The
Ethiopians claim, a long, deep
heritage, going back untold cen-
it dn me11c at nand hear
services. Here's what happened
during a recent visit to Medhane
Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewa-
hedo Church, the only such
church in Broward and Palm
Beach counties,
Incense, dignified robes and
bright colors combined in the
parish hall of St. Mark's Episco-
pal Church. Some men leaned
on T-shaped staffs. Each woman

wore a shema, a veil rather like a
Muslim hijab.
They sang hymns and chants
inspired by the sixth century
priest St. Yared, reading from
books and a projection screen.
The text showed the indigenous
Ge'ez and Amharic languages,
plus English transliterations.
"Bless our gathering today,"
the children's choir sang in Am-
haric, an adult member accom-
panying on a large drum. "Give
us peacoenandhunity today." Wom-

occasionally responded with
singsong ululations,
This and more draws people
each week from Broward, Palm
Beach and Miami-Dade coun-
ties to the church, whose name
means Christ the Saviour in
"The language, the songs, the
service you understand it, feel
it deeply," say's Ermias Mesein

sphere. He says that 2-5 million
Ethiopians live in the United
States. They live in all the East
Coast states of the U.S., with
other concentrations in Texas,
California, Ohio and Washing-
Many of them fled after the
1974 coup that overthrew King
Haile Selassie. Others came as
young students to learn profes-
sions. Then many became teach-
ers, then acquired mortgages
and rl d children -- and became
But they're still proud of
a spiritual lineage that may
stretch 3,000 years. The Bible
says the Queen of Sheba visited
King Solomon. According to
Ethiopian tradition, their son
became Menelik I, ruler of
Ethiopia. And many Ethiopians
believe the Ark of the Covenant
-- a gold-covered chest that goes
back to the time of Moses is in




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

__1 Order of Services

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(Hebrew Israellite )

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Pembroke Park (burch of Christ
3707 5.W. 56th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33023

\ Order of Services
SSunday: Bible Study 9 a.m. Morning Worship 10 a.m.
\ ~Evening Worship 6 p.m
Wednesday General Bible Study 1:30 p.m
Television Program Sure Foundation
SMy33 WBFS/Comtast 3 Solurday 7:30 a.m.
www.pembrokeporkthu rthofth risltacm pem brokepo rktoc@be Isouth.net

The Rev. Melake Tsehay Abehe Kebede, left, and the Rev.
Mahitama Selassie.

Beyene, who attends from Miami
with his wife and two daughters.
"When you come to your origi-
nal church, your spirit goes in-
The devotion doesn't surprise
Rev. Mahitama Selassie, recently
visiting from the Ethiopian com-

munity in New York. "In Ortho-
doxy, tradition is faith and faith
is order. There is an unbroken
succession back to the apostles."
Father Selassie is from Holy
Trinity Church in the Bronx,
N.Y., the seat of Ethiopian Chris-
tianity in the Western Hemi-

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

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

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

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

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So. Fla's Ethiopians take pride in ancient

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TrHE NA~nON'S #1 BU\ACK NI-'~. I1;'1 i;

Grace Hall Ferguson Hewitt Range in Memoriam

26, laborer, died
September 3.

Calvary M.B.
Church, St4t0


PLUEDEEN FORD, 63, machine
operator, died September 1 at
Jackson Memorial Hospital. Ser-
vice 11 a.m., Satu~rday at Greater
St. Paul AME Church.

security firm
owner, died

Sri 12 p. .
Wednesday in
the chapel.

73, retired
mechanic, died
September 1. ?
Service 11 a.m., '
Saturday at Mt.

research tech'
died August 31.
Service 11 a.m.'
Saturday in the

Wright and Young
house wife
died September
1 at Jackson
Me mo r ial
Hospital .
Surviv ors
are, three
dau g hter s,
Deneise Washington, Ismay
Washington-Dell Rhodriquez, and
Rickie Turner; two sons, Antone
Rhodriquez and Jihad "Andre"
Akbar; nine grandchildren, Antone
Rhodriquez, Tammie Washington
(Foote), Ricky Rhodriquez, Tarsha
Delaney (Flecther), Sharntayveia
Medlock, Frank Bowden, Venesia
Bowden, Shavar Saunders, and
Alexis Turner. Thirteen great-
grand children, Dominque, Tyra,
Marcus, Kimberly, Isaiah, AJ.
Justin, Keshawn, Ashanti, Altony,
Caden, Christopher, and Kendall.
Siblings, Reginald Rhodriquez.
Marcelle Rhodriquez, and Godfrey
Rhodriquez. A host of friends,
nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Viewing at 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Friday
at Wright and Young, 15332 NW
7 Avenue, Miami. Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at New Birth Baptist
Church. Repast at New Birth
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Hadley Davis
er, died August n
29. Service, 1
p.m., Saturday .
at Deliverance .
of Christ Church .
of God in Christ.

EUGENE SMITH, 70, truck driv-
er, died Septem-
ber 1. Service
12 p.m., Satur- .
day at Magnolia
Park Church of

MAUQUITA SMITH, 28, cashier,
died August 31.
are incomplete,

DINO LEWIS, 51, journeymen
died August 30. 4, '
Seryl ce p.m., g :'
Saturday at B _p
Drake Memo- ,
rial ~,i~~

Florida National
August 29 In Aurora, CO. Service
1 p.m., Friday at Florida National

Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.

retired, died ~gr,..<
hrtebee n a
Nursing Facility. y
teryice 10 a.m. // 4 -
Saudy i chapel. .l

LULA M. WILLIAMS, 89, died
Sept eHmbea
5H at talosi ,
Surviv ors
include: sons, k
(ae Dee )

( Marvinett a). I
daughters, Glenda, Myra and
Marion (Richard); brother-in-law
Charlie Williams (Joyce); sister-in-
law, Geneva Joseph. Service 11
a.m., Saturday at New Providence
Missionary Baptist Church.

constru ct ion
laborer, died
4 at Jackson
Me mo r ial
Hos pi t al .
Service 10 a.m.,
September 10
at New Shiloh
M.B. Church, 1350 NW 95 Street,

Tim Stewart
JR., quietly
rested from this C
life on Friday, :1 j
August 26 in .r~. ~
Lawrenceville, A E
GA. He is .
survived by
seven younger
siblings, four
children, and three grandchildren.
Liscious was a loving father,
brother, uncle, and grandfather.
His presence will always be
missed; however his life will never
be forgotten by those who loved
For donations please call the
Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 1-770-
962-3100, or visit their website,
http://www.stewartfh .com/.
The family solicits your
prayers, and thank you for your
condolences. Services were held.


In loving memory of,

AP Lee Roy Selmon, the
Hall of Fame defensive end
who teamed with his broth-
ers at Oklahoma to create a
dominant defensive front that
helped lead the Sooners to
consecutive national champi-
onships, died Sunday -- two
days after being hospitalized
for a stroke. He was 56.
A statement released on
behalf wife Claybra said he
died at a Tampa hospital sur-
rounded by family members.
"For all his accomplish-
ments on and off the field,
to us Lee Roy was the rock
of our family. This has been
a sudden and shocking event
and we are devastated by this
unexpected loss," the state-
ment said.
Selmon was hospitalized
Friday, and the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers confirmed later
that he had a stroke.
In nine seasons with the
Buccaneers, Selmon had 78V2
sacks and earned six consec-
utive Pro Bowl selections. He
retired after the 1984 season.
Selmon and his brother,
Dewey, were both chosen as
All-Americans in 1975 when
the Sooners won their second
straight championship un-
der Barry Switzer. They fol-
lowed older brother Lucious
to Oklahoma, and the three
played together during the
1973 season.
Selmon followed his Hall of
Fame college career with an
equally impressive run in the
NFL. He was the No. 1 pick in
the 1976 draft -- the first ever
selection by expansion Tampa
Bay -- and suffered through
a winless inaugural season
before achieving success. In
1979, he won the NFL Defen-
sive Player- of the Year award
when he helped Tampa Bay
make it to the NFC champion-
sh~ip game. The Buccaneers
also won the NFC Central title
two years later.
Selmon was inducted into
the Pro Football Hall of Fame
in 1995,
He also played a key role in
the creation of the football pro-
gram at South Florida, where
he was the associate athletic
director starting in 1993 and
served as the AD from May



08/06/34 09/101/11

It's been over 360 days since
you left us.
But yet, it seems like only
yesterday we had you here.
That's because your memory
is so precious and dear.
Forever in our hearts:
Charles, Shirley, John,
Robert, Bobby, Tony, and

Card of: Thanks

The family of the late,

MARY LEE SMITH, 58, retired,
died September 1 at Memorial
Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Sat-
urday at Emanuel Abundant Life
Christian Ministries.

DAISY STRINGER, 81, retired,
died August 31 at Palm Garden
Nursing Home. Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at New Jerusalem Bap-
tist Church.

roofer, died August 28 at Memorial
Hospital. Service 1 p.m., Saturday
at Lighthouse Christian Faith Cen-

Elijah Bells'
tired, resided
inubthe Brown-
s bs area' de
September 1st.
Service 11 a.m.'
Saturday at New
Beginnings Min-
istries, 1845 NW
38 Ave., Lauder- I
hill, FL 33311.

In Mlemoriam

Lee Roy Selmon
2001 until he stepped down
in February 2004 because of
health concerns.
Lee Roy Selmon was born
Oct. 20, 1954, in Eufaula,
Okla., to Jessie and Lucious
Selmon Sr. and raised on a
farm with eight siblings. The
three who'd go on to star for
the Sooners could have ended
up at Colorado, if not for a
last-minute recruiting effort.
"There was a sense of awe
every time you were in Lee
Roy's presence, and yet that
was the last thing he would
have wanted," current Okla-
homa coach Bob Stoops said.
"He accomplished so many
things in life, but remained a
humble, unassuming cham-
pion. I hold up many of our
previous greats as examples
for our current players and
Lee Roy is among the very
best. All of our players would
do well to follow in Lee Roy's


Iratfl~lTI1 acknowledge your
kindness and expressions of

We extend special thanks to
The Progressive Cornet Band,
St. Agnes and Trainsip~ur.l-
tion Episcopal C`'hun b1 and
the Gtre g L. Mason Funeral
May God bless ylou.
The Family

Card of: Thanks

The adopted family of the late,


thank you, thank you, and
thank you! with grateful ap-
preication for the many kind
expressions of s* i, math.
Thanks to Range staff, Pas-
tor Eddie Lake and the Great-
er Bethel AME Church family,
the BTW Class of 1949 and
other members, Zeta Phi beta
Soroity, friends and neigh-
bors through the years,
May you have Unity and
Peace forever,
The Fanuly I:


As a public service to

our community, The MI~-
ami Times prints weekly

obituary notices sub-
mitted by area funeral
hoImeS at no charge.
These notices include:

name of the deceased,

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

I oymng memoryof

BLACK died August 20
in New York City,
NY. Services
were held in
Tampa, FL.


04/19//935 09/08/20/0

L~ ~gOne year has gone by and
words cannot express how
much I miss you.
I thank God for the precious
memories you left me. You will
forever live in my heart.
Your loving wife, Helen,

A soldier from Cen-
tral Florida w~ho served
in the Army's 10th
Mountain Division
has been killed in an
explosion in Afghani-
stan, the Pentagon
said Friday.
Army Spc. Dennis --;
Jam~es Jr., 21 of Del- ,' ,
tonal, died Wednesday --
"from wounds suffered d'
when insurgents at-
tacked his unit with
an improvised explo-
sive device in Wardak province,
Afghanistan," the Defense De-
partment said in a statement.
James had been a soldier- for
more than three years and had
served in Afghanistan for more
than 10 months, according to
the Army's Public Affairs office
at Fort Drum, NY.
His duties included driving for
the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry

Regiment, 4th Bri-
gade Combat Team
from Fort Polk, La.
At his death,
James had been
awarded the Bronze
Star, the Purple
Heart, the Army
.Achievement Med-
al, the Army Good
Conduct Medal, the
Afghanistan Cam-
u paign Medal, the
Army Service Rib-

Crematorium of
Denver, CO
died August
3 in Denver,
CO. A US Air
Force veteran,
and alumni ~
of Hialeah
High School. .
Survivors are I
his five children,
four brothers, his mother, a host of
other family and friends. Services
were held.

Roberts Poitier
CALVIN L. DORSETT, 65, coun-
selor, died Au- .
gust 29 at Ve~t-
erans Hospital.
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bonl, the Overseas
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al, the National Defense Ser-
vice Medal, the Global War on
Ter-rorism Service Medal and a
Combat Action Badge.
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his remains to U.S. soil at the
Dover Air Force Base in Dela-
war~e on Fr~iday night.
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and uncle, the Army said.


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membership exuded spiritual
feelings of pride, dignity,
and thankfulness to God on
last Sunday. The celebration
began wc~ith the 40 voice choir
singing, "We've Come This
Far By Faith."
After the church
anniversary litany, the mass
choir sang "I Will Serve Him
for the rest of My Life" with
Valarie Thomas directing
and Janron Brown, soloist.
Historian Bertha Martin
went over the history
.of Ebenezer United
Methodist Church. it *
began in 1898 with
organizer Rev. Davirs,
John and Sara Page,
daughter, Janie, J.
Mi. and Sally D~ingle
with daughter Lenora,
Charlie aind Georgia 'WIL
Taylor and daughter,
Riuble. They met in a small
building on NW 9th Street
and Third Avenue and moved
to a larger facility at NW 11lth
Street and Third Avenue.
In June 1972, the.
membership moved to 2001
NW 35th Street to facilitate
the fast growth. MVartin
reminisced and listed the
pastors beginning with J.
8. Smith, J. A. Grimrsby,
Lawrence J. ]Little, Henry
'W. Bartley, N. A. Grimres,
W. Pericles- Perkins, Niger
Armstrong, Albert ]Emanuel,
L. Calvin Foster, Wiliam P.
Holmes, John A Simpson,
William O. Bartley, Otis
Burns, George F. Ponder,
Aaron D. Hall, Sr., Oliver
Gordan, James F. Jennings,
Alfonso T. Delaney, Jimmnie

L. Brown, and Rev. Dr.
Joreatha M. Capers, the first
female pastor.
Ms. Ernestine L. Hamrick
wras put into the spotlight
for being one of the oldest
members of the church at the
age of 87. She mentioned that
she had been Baptist as a
baby, followed by her children
Thomas, Ingrid. and ]Elilla.
Her appearance was a great
joyr in being a living member
of Ebenezer.
T. Ellene M~artin-
MVajor raised the
level of enjoyment by
presenting Harold
Jacobs and XMaurice
Robinson, members
.of MI.A.S.K. The
both of them thrilled
the huge audience
,IAMHS emulating "It's Not
Yours; It's the Lord."
Another highlight of the
celebration was giving red
roses to members of the
planning committee and Dr.
Capers delivering the sermon
and Rev. Purnell ~Moodyg
singing "Amazing Grace" and
Pat Bryant playing the same
song on her flute with the

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Congratulations go out
to Rudyl Laverity who will
be sworn in as president
of Florida State USBC in
Bradenton, FL at the Sarasota
Riverfront on October 7-9,
including a banquet and
Golf Tournament. For more
information, call him at the
Church of the Open Door or

\ears oxe~r the Bulls and the
Bulls broke the spell and beat
BTW~ 2-0 in thne next game,
Rivalry between families
is enldent, because 'William
Aristide. nearly appointed
principal of BTWl and brother
to Wallace, principal of
Mliaml Northwestern, is in
his second year as a
Tornado. Tim "Ice"
Harris is back w\ith
the Tornadoes after
he spent three-years
at the University of~ _U1.
Some of the pla!ers
to look out for meclude
quarterback Treon DUBe
Harris, Lamar
Parker, Elgin Hilliard and
Amari Cooper.
An evening of elegance
wvas planned for the beloved
seniors of Ft. Lauderdale at
the Bahia Mar Beach Resort.
The motivating .force of this
event was to acknowledge and
express in some small way,
the deep appreciation for them
and what they have done for
Bobby Palmer was the
chairperson and Sonya
Burrows, co-chairperson of
the event,
A special salute goes out
to Rodney Baltimore! of the
Tomn Joyner Show. Hle kicked-
off the event with recording
artist Octavia Cummaings,
who sang one of Tina Turner's
songs, followed by Tee
Stewart, PAVAC director at
Miami Northwestern and her
15-dancers. Broward County

Dancers took to the floor
followed by the Edwin Holland
dancers. Victor DIubose
Green thrilled the crowd with
his singing and dancing.
Other members of the prom
committee were W. Pearl,
co-chairperson; Cynthia L.
Burrows, secretary; Esther
Baylor, treasurer; Tracy
Smtith Harvey, asst.
treasurer; MVargaret
$": Haynie Birch, Shirley
I Carson, Maaggie Curry,
H~enrietta Davis,
..Janice Hayes, Carolyn
:~H~arvey, Helen H~olmes,
.Catherine J. 1Mason,
OSE Veduria MtcBride,
Juanita 1Murray, Tanlya
Simamons-Oparah, Jaye
Patterson, Scott Strawbridge
and Anne L. W~iggs.
Kudos go outto the sponsors,
Commissioner Bobby B.
D~uBose, Commissioner
Benjamin Wiil~liamns, Sr.,
Thurgood Pittman Group,
The Armbrister Family:
G~erald, M~ary, Carolypn
and IMs. Armbrister,
Bruce M~cGowan, BJsK

By Lekeith Washington

Why do we put our mother's

through so much hell?
What 1 thoughtt were issues, was nothing but nonsense...
But what I put you through was out of control...
And that's just being honest...

All the lies, il1 the trouble, disobedience and disrespect...
I never knew I hurt you so bad...I never knew I could be such a pest...

Never took the time to think or thet moment to consider...But now that
l'm in this :ellI I feel the pressure and the pain...I put my momma

Let thle truth be told that I am sorry, and I apologize for it all...You tried
your best to save noii Butr I continue to fall...

Above it all, the wrong I've done and the love that could have been
lost...I'm w1il your son...

And I'm7 ready to start all over antd be the man you raised...at any given

Dr. William L. Donley, a
pillar In South Florida and
a household name at North
Shore Hospital, w~as born In
Beliefonte. Pen nsylv~anta to
William and Audre~yB.Donley
in 1951. In Montgomery,
Alabama, his parents were
engaged in pursing higher
education .and taught at
Alabama State, while he was in
elementary and middle school.
His parents pursued a Ph.D,
while Bill attended high school
in Greenwood, Mississippi
and became involved in the
Montgomery March to Selma.
After traveling with his
parents teaching in North
Dakota, Bill finally ended up
at Eastern Virginia, where he
received his medical degree.
Bill was a devoted husband,
a loving father and a man of
great integrity. He lived a life
of purose and passion, as
well as serving the Lord. At
North Shore Medical Center,
Bil served as Chairman of
the Department of Medicine
from 1993-1995, Secretary
of Medical Staff from 1997-
1999 andi Chairman of the
Department from 2001-2003.
He was also as Chairmazi of
the Governing Board from
2002-2007, Treasurer of the
National Medical Association,
Region III, and a member of
the 100 Black Men of South

sweetheart, the .
former Latricia -
Cun n n gham
mn 101"6. aid
they had two j
sons: William
L. Donley III and John C.
He will surely be missed by
the hospital staff and patients
he worked for through ,the
Also, his surviving wife of
35 years, L~atricia Donley;
sons, Williamr L. D~onley
III and John C. Donley;
mother, Andrey Dpaley of
Houston, TX; sister, Carrie
Gilmore, Houston,TX; a~jmt,
Antonette James; uncle,
MWaise Nicholes; Patricia
Singleton of F'oraythe, GA.;
and M~argaret and Weldon
Bell from Columbia, S.C. and a
host of other family members.

The rivalry between Miami
Northwestern Bulls and
the Booker T. Washington
Tornadoes continued last
Friday at Traz Powell stadium,
before a packed audience.
After being tied 13-13 in the
first half, the orange and black
team overcame and won,
According to Frank
Pinkney, president of Tree
of k~nowledge, he indicated
the rivalry got started in the
40's wuhen B3TW and Bookie
Ingram won three straight


City of

Construction, Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale
Authority, Anne
D~ebbie Rudolph,
Baker, ]Martha
Carolyn Penn,

married his college

Joey, Anita ]Harrell, Beve~rly
Johnson, Arnold Knight,
Lee Johnson, Dr. Malcolm
Blackr and Jimmie Harrell.

Ebenezer United Methodist
Church, 2001 NW 35th
Street, members celebrated
1 13 years of existence and the


in Jacksonville on August
5th. Chantetl is the daughter
of Patrice Lacey-Bryant
and granddaughter of the
late N~athaniel Lacey and
Gloria Spicer Lacey. Patrice
and her mother nowr live in
Jacksonville, FL.
Congratulations also go out
to Roselica Lypnn Hall, who
received a Bachelor of Science
degree in Humanities/Englirh
Literature from Florida State
Unierst\.Roselica wvill
continue her goal1 of becoming
an attorney. Roselica is the
dauRhterT of Janelle Glilbelrt
H~all and the late Gregory
Hall. and the gralnddalughter
of Deacon I~shdricek and
Wilma Wakre-Gilbert.
Booker T. Wshntn
Senior H-igh School did their
thing on August 26 when they
reminded Miami Northwrestern
that they are still playing
football, winning the game
27-13! Congratulations
Tornadoes. Keep up the good
work. Also welcome back
Coach Harris.
Speaking of football,
congratulations goes out to
Dermetrius ALllen, who is a
freshman starter for Idaho
State University. He is the
grandson of K~enneth Br. and
Elestine Mllcf~inney Alen,

great-grandson of the late
Clvn. C. M~cKinney and
Pauline Browon-M~cKinney' .
Demnetrius successfully
completed his first summer
school semester and will.
play his first game against
Washington State. Idaho is his
second game and his mot-her
Mbonique All~en and uncle
Kenneth Allen wvill attend the
gIame on September 10, 2011.
Delta Sigtmal Theta
Smor,1ity's sorors everywhere
were sadden to learn of the
loss of two former national
presidents: Soror D~orothy
Penman Harrison, our
11th national president and
Hortense Golden Canady,
our 18th national president.
Speakllng of former national
pre~sidents, as Deltas we are
very happy to know that Dr.
D~orothy Irene Height, 10th
national president became
the first Black woman to
have a public 'building in
Washington, D.C. named in
her honor. President Barack
Obama signed H.R. 6118,
the "Dorothy Height Bill" in
the Oval Office in December
2010. The bill designated the
U.S. Postal Service, located
at 2 Massachusetts Avenue,
N.E. as the Dorothy I. Height
Post Office.

Congratulations goes out
to the following: On A-uguLst
28. two fine young men
were running for the title of
Mr. Saint Agnes: Richard
Livingston MVarquess Barry
II, wrho wo~n the title; and
Khambrel Dawkins, who
came in second place. We are
very proud of both of you.
Richard is the son of Diana
and Ron Frazier II and the
grandson of Fr. Richard and
Virla Barry. Khambrel is
the son of Herb and Fredra
Rhodes. Miss Saint Agnes is
Christina ]Michelle Johnson,
daughter of Wiflliam and
Fredericka (Larkin)
Johnson, granddaughter of
Hermo Jean (Barry) Larkin
andl niece of Father Richard
and Virla Barry. I hope Mr.
and Miss Saint Agnes enjoy
their reign. Jane~lle Gilbert
Hall is the president of the
Rector's Chapter.
Wedding anniversary
greetings go out to: Dennis
L. and Gloria M. Parks, their
30th on August 28th; David
and Jewyll D). WClynian, their
3rd on August 30th and

Rodney and
Monique W.
Duggine, their
9th on August
Get well wishes go out to
all of you. May you all soon
return to good health: Dwight
L. Jackson, Lillian E. D~avis,
MVary ~Allen, Naomi A. Adams,
Hansel] Hifggs, Mildred "PIn
Ashley, ]Ernestine Ross.
Collins, Ines Mc~eHinney
Johnson, 8ue Francia, Willie
Wijllams, Jacqueline Finley.
Livingston, Joyce Gibson
Johnson, Edith. Jenkins-
Coverson, Nathaniel
Gordon, Fredricka Fisher,
Louise Htutchson, Theodore
Dean, Rosalyn Mims James
and Richard Mims.
A very happy 10th
anniversary on September 1st
of the ordination to the sacred
Diaconate of Reverend D~oris
W. Ingraham.
Congratulations go out to
Chantel MVonique. Bryant,
who' received a Master of
Science degree in Mental
Health Counseling from the
University of North Florida

continued from 10

have folks like Sony and Li-
onsgate who want to take on
the distribution," he said. "It's
going to be a weekly television
series too that's a done deal -
and we'll be releasing the film
Not bad for the oldest of nine
children who once had Olympic
Games aspirations as a Roman
Greco wrestler before provid-
ing security for celebrities like
Chuck Norris and Mike Tyson.
He has also written the script
telling the life story of Jack-
ie Wilson after spending two
years with the singer's family
and plans to begin filming that
ver so n

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tr pent Palesan Sma -

Beach and has a bevy of stun-
ning male and female actors
who speak a total of 30 dif-
ferent languages. But Jones's
biggest challenge he says ~was
finding the lead actor, who
in this film. is wealthy, cigar
smoking seductress named Ra-

chel Steele. For that he needed
someone of the Joan Collins/
Dynasty ilk and, true to his
story, a Black woman. He used
Facebook, casting agencies and
went through several "close
matches" before stumbling on
Janice Sims, a Miami native

try such as counseling, teach-
ing young girls etiquette and
personal grlnoming and men-
ta~ring," said the statuesqlue
beauty. "Be(causeh of God's tre-
mendous favor, H-e has opened
doors of opportunities for me. Is
this a big break? It's huge and

work on a project with Leon-
ardo DiCaprio and knows she's
making the right decision. Of
course, with both Sims and
Jones being "PKs" [preacher's
kids] it's not hard to under-
stalnd how they\ have kept their
wits about them.
Jones says he hopes to put
together his own motion pic-
ture company and make Miami
a real hub instead of following
others out to Los Angeles. But
he and his Sims have other
plans as well.
"We both want to use some of
our earnings for select charities
and we both intend to build new
churches for our parents," said
Sims, whose mother, Dr. Bar-
bara'Broussard, is the pastor
of a Miami-based church while
Joes's father leads a church in

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go and we'll be hav~\ing a big Mi-
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Clearly for Jones, Sims and
the rest of the crew, in~cludcingp
co-star Chantel RI:laurdl, the
sky is the limit.

Janice Sims plays a modern version of
Collins in "International Lover~s."

and Southridge High grad who
says she began dreaming of be-
comning a model and entrepre-
neur since she was 10.
"My genuine love for people
has led me into areas of minis-

already I'm ge~ttingt offers from
other producers. My face is
suddenly ete.r: \the(re. But "In-
ternational Lovers" is my babLy."
Sims adds that she has even
turned down the chance to

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A U.S.
. citizen who was kidnapped last week from
*his h~ome in Haiti's capital wias freed last
. Tuesday- after police surrounded his cap-
or-s hideout, a Haitian police official said.
.Fr-ank Jean-Baptiste wvas rescued by a
*special police squad at a home in a hillside
shantytownn south of Port-au-Prince, said
*Fr-ancois Dossous, head of H-aiti's anti-kid-
.napping unit. The kidnappers detected po-
* lice moving in and fled, he said.
: Jean-Baptiste was found unharmed and
* police tooki him into custody to ensure his
Kidnat.ppers had demanded a $i300,000
runlsom? butl nothing was paid, Dossous
Jenw11-l;\ apitist wa~s seized Inst wieek at
his homei by- me~n posinr g as employees of a
packagela de~live~ry services.
T'he Un-~-ition-Amnerieinr is ma~rr~ied to t~e

i; .3_ i

Haii'sthid pik fHr PMt1

By Trenton Daniel
Associated Press

recent top aide to former U.S.
President Bill Clinton in his
work as the U.N. special envoy
for Haiti is being nominated to
be Haitian prime minister, a
legislative leader said recently.
Saurel Jacinthe, president of
the Chamber of Deputies, told
The Associated Press that Hai-
tian President Michel Martelly
picked Garry Conille as his
third nominee for Haiti's head
of government.
The decision comes more
than three months after Mar-
telly took office. The enter-
tainer-turned-president has
struggled to install a govern-
ment because parliament: has
rejected his first two nominees
for prime minister.
Martelly's first pick, an en-
trepreneur, was turned down
because of questions over his
citizenship and taxes. The sec-

ond pick, a former justice min-
ister, angered some lawmak-
ers because he was accused of
prosecuting supporters of for-
mer President Jean-Bertrand
Aristide when he oversaw the
judiciary in the middle of the
last decade.
The failure to install a prime
minister has put reconstruc-
tion efforts from last year's
devastating earthquake on
Conille, 415, could meet op-
position as he goes before par-
liament for approval.
Lawmakers are almost cer-
tain to raise questions over his
eligibility because he has not
lived in Haiti for five consecu-
tive years, a constitutional
requirement for the post. The
Martelly administration will
likely argue that he is exempt
from the residency reqluire-
ment because he has been
working for the United Na-
Conille is a seasoned devel-

opment wor-ker. \!nhIa mais.
ter's degree from the Univer -
sity of Nor-th Carolina a~nd a
doctorate from. the State Uni-
versity of Haiti, he began? his
career with the U.N. in 1999
and served, in Ethiopia and,
unt-il June, in Niger.
After last year's earthquake,
Contile worked as chief of
staff for Clinton in his post'
tion as U.N. special envoy. The
former U.S. leader also is co-
chairman of the Interim Haiti
Recovery Commission, which
is in charge of coordinating
earthquake reconstruction ef-
if approved as prime min-
ister, Conille would assume
responsibilities as th~e other
co-chairman on the recon-
struction panel, which has
drawn heavy crit-icism for
making little visible progress
since t.he January 2010 disas-
Conille could not be immecdi-
ately reached for- comment.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Pr-esident of
the Republic, Michel Mar-telly, inaugur~ated
this the new building to house at the Andrew
Grecne College located in the Haitian village of
returnees in the municipality Cite Soleil last-
The ceremony was attended by local au-
thorities, officials of Digicel. representatives
of the United Nations anid the international
The Head of State sent his comlplimentns to
the Digicel Foundat~ion, which built the school
in? part~ner-ship with the An-drewi Grene and
t~he Initiative for u~nderprivileged children in
H-aiti. This effort. of the companyr will expand
into othl~er areas a~nd regions. Th-is is th~e see-
and facilities sponsor-ed by Digicel in a series of
50 and inaugurated by the president within
1.thre mlonlths. "All effrlits aimcd at11 the eduen-
tional performance andi genral'lil benefit of my
f~ull suppylort." said the( pres~idcnt.
Dcsp~ite thle ob~stnele~s, the pre-sident of` tle

am ~ *.b'lI3 f.- A :
Republic wants to increase efforts to make
schools accessible to all H-aitian children. He
announced thatf the pr~ogr~am of frece educa-
tion will be applied appr-opriately to the Col-
lege Andrew\ Grrene. A move applauded by the
students whose parents haver no school fees
payable to the management of the institution
from thec next school year.

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Haitian police free

U.S. citizen

Director of a private school for the children
of diplomats and wealthy Haitians.
The abduction raised concerns that kid-
nappings could be on the rise in Haiti. It
happened the same week that a well-known
notary was snatched from his BMW, and
his body was found in the street a day later.
Police responded by setting up roadblocks
thr-oughout the capital but they have not
announced any~ arrests.
After the abductions, the U.S. Embassy
wvarned Americans working in Haiti to re-
main? alert and provided tips on what to do
if kidnapped.
Kidnappings in Haiti were once rare but
they became commonplace in the crowded
capital after former President Jean-Ber-
trand A~ristide was toppled in 2004. The
count-ry typically sees a spike in the num-
ber of abduction as th-e Christmas season


M/ar telly at Inauguration of college in Citi Solell




I Sherwin Williams in part-
nership with the Miami-Dade
Public Housing Agency (MD.
PHA) is offering free painting
training. There will be two ses.
sions Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. on September 26-30 at Ed-
ison Courts, 325 NW 62nd Street
and November 7-11 at ,Arthur
Mays Village, 11341 SW 216th
Street. Participants blust attend
the five days of training in order to
receive two certifications: Painter
Training Program Attendance and
EPA-HUD Certification. Space is
limited to 20 participants per ses-
sion: first come, first served. To
register, visit you site manager,

II SSB Invest in the Arts,
Inc. presents First Annual Com-
munity Video Conference HBCU
Recruitment Fair on Thursday,
September 29 fronl 9-11 a.m. at
the African American Research
Library and Cultural Center, 2650
Sistrunk Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale,
It is free and open to the public.
Meet with over 50 college re-
cruits from H-BCU's. Learn about
admissions, academic programs
offered, financial aid and scholar-
ships, campus life and more. Reg-
ister at hbcu.eventbrite.com. For
more information, contact 954-
658-5791 or jveasy@ssbitta.com.

SThe State Attorney's Of-
fice is hosting a 'Second Chance'
Sealing and Expungement Pro-
gram on Thursday, September
29 from 4-7 p.m. at Sweet Home
Missionary Baptist Church, 10701
SW 184th Street in Miami. You
may pre-register at www.miam-
isao.com. This will greatly expe-
dite the processing of your appli-
cation and you can avoid waiting
in line. For more information, call
the State Attorney's Office Com-
munity Outreach Division at 305-

II Wingspan Seminars will
celebrate its 5th Anniversary
and presentation of the Pea'Ce
Awards celebrating women on
Friday, September 30 from 3-6
p.m. We will also launch Wings
on Women (WOW). The theme
is "She's Going Somewhere" For
more information, contact 305-
253-2325 or info@wingspansemi-

M The Grand Opening Cel-
ebration of the South Miami-
Dade Cultural Arts Center,
10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler
~Bay, will be held on Saturday,
October 1 at 8 p.m, and Sunday,
October 2 at 3 p.m. On both days,
the Ce~nter offers additional free!
pre-show outdoor act IvItlces for all
to enjo .0 tr inf matron on h3w

or visit www.smdcac.org.

II The Habitat for Human-
yi ealin rtse70and S urdby
of the month homeownership
application meetings at New
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist
Church, ~6700 NW 14th Avenue on
Saturday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m.
There is no RSVP necessary for
the meetings and no application
deadline. For more information,
contact .Mvctenzie Moore, com-
munity outreach coordinator, at
305-634-3628 or email mckenzie.

Chain Community Services
will host its annual Job Fair on
Saturday, October 8 from 10
a.m.-6 p.m. at DoubleTree Hotel
Convention, 711 NW 72nd Av-
enue. Bring resumes and resume
assistance will be available and
dress in business attire. Miami-
Dade3 State Attornety's Office? will
be there screening for expunging
or sealing of records. For more
information, call 786-273-0294.

II The Miami Broward One
Carnival Host Committee
(MBOCHC) is hosting Miami Car-
nival in the Gardens on Sunday,
October 9 in Miami Gardens at
SunLife Stadium, 2269 Dan Ma-
rino Blvd. Early bird tickets are
$15 (if purchased by August 31)
at ticketleap.com. Tickets are $20
online after August 31. Tickets at
the gate are $25. For information
about vending and sponsorship,
call 305-653-1877 or visit www.
miamibrowardonecarnival.com or

II The Booker T. Washington
Class of 1961 will host its annu-
al prayer breakfast on Saturday,
October 22nd at 9 a.m. at the
Church of the Open Door. Tickets
30 250.68For rnore information,
call 05-68-7072

II Great Crowd Ministries
presents South Florida BB-Q/
Gospel Festival at Amelia Earhart
Park on Saturday, October 29
from 11 a.m-5:30 p.m. The park
fee is $6 per car. All artists and
vendors are encouraged to call.

For more information, contact
Constance Koon-lohnson at 786-

I) Looking for all Evans
County High School Alumni
to create! a South Florida Alumni
Contact Roster. If you attended
or graduated from Evans County
High School in Claxton, Georgia,
contact Gjwendolyn Levant Bryant
at 305-829-1345 or Lottie Nesby
Brown at 786-514-4912.

SS.A.V. (Survivors Against
Violence) is a biblically-based
program aimed at helping young
men and women realize that they
are Ameril-a's future. We pro-
vide young men and women with
a model of fellowship as well as
facilitate life lessons. Each week,
we will meet: at the Betty -T. Fer-
guson Center in Miami Gardens,
alternating between bible-based
lessons, field trips and commu-
nity service. This program will re-
quire a $10 per week fee. S.A.V.
is currently accepting young men
and women, 12- to 21-years-old.
For more information, contact
Minister Eric Robinson at 954-
548-4323 or www.savingfamilies.

II Empowerment Tutoring,
LLC, 530 NW 183rd Street in Mi-
ami Gardens, a State-approved
supplemental education service
provider has been rated excel-
lent by the Florida Department of
Education and offers: free tutor-
ing with trained teachers, individ-
ualized learning plans, monthly
progress reports, one-on-one in-
struction, small group and large
group instruction. Tutoring ser-
vices are available in the subject
areas of reading, math, and sci-
ence for students in grades K-12.
For more information, call 305-
654-7251, email info@empower-
menttutoring.com or visit www.

(I Merry Poppins Daycare/
Kindergarten, 6427 NW 18th
Avenue, has free open enrollment
for VPK, all day program. Trans-
portation available upon request.
Small classes and certified teach-
ers. Infant and toddler openings
available. For more information,
contact Ruby P. White or L~akey-
sha Anderson at 305-693-1008.

II Coming this fall, a charter

bus leaving the! Miami area going
to FAMU campus for the students,
For more information, call Phillip
at 786-873-9498.

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

Il Knoxville College, .a
136-year-old Historic Black Col-
lege, is kicking off a three-year,
ten million dollar campaign to
revitalize the College under th'e
leadership of its new President
Dr. Horace Judson. All alumni
and the public are asked to do-
nate to this campaign. To secure
donor forms, go to www.knox-
villecollege.edu and scroll down
to K.C. Building Fund. Click on it
for the form or call Charlie Wil-
liams, 3r., president of the local.
alumni chapter at 305-915-7175
for more details. .

II The Miami Northwestern
Class of 1962 meets on the
second Saturday of each month
at 4 p.m. at the African Heri-
tage Cultural Arts Center, 6161
NW 22nd Avenue. We are begin-
ning to make plans for our 50th
Reunion. For more ~information,
contact Evelyn at 305-621-8431.

SFamily and Children Faith
Coalition is seeking youth ages
four-18 to connect with a caring
and dedicated mentor in Miami-
Dade or Broward County. Get
help with homework, attend fun
events and be a role model for
your community. For more infor-
mation, contact Brandyss How-
ard at 786-388-3000 or brand-

II Work from home and earn
money. T-he CLICK Charity,
5530 NW 17th Avenue, is of-
fering free computer web de-
sign classes for middle and high
school students. Work at your
own pace and receive one-on-
one instruction in learning a
very valuable trade. Registra-
tion and classes are free! Open
Monday-Friday, 2-7 p.m. Don't
wait call, email or come by to-
day: 305-691-8588 or andre@

SThere will be a free first-
time homebuyer education
class held every second Satur-
day of the month, at Antioch Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 21311
NW 34th Aveii'ue, from 8:30 a.m.-
5 p.m. For more information, call
305-652-7616 or email fgonza-

SFree child care .is available
at the Miami-Dade County Com-
munity Action Agency Headstart/
Early Head Start Program for
children ages three-five for the
upcoming school year. Income
guidelines and Dade County resi-
dence apply only. We welcome
children with special needs/dis-
ability with an MDCPS IEP. For
more information, call 786-469-
4622, Monday-Friday from 8
a.m.-5 p.m.

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

SThe Cemetery Beautifica-
tions Project, located at 3001
NW 46th Street is looking for vol-
unteers and donations towards
the upkeep and beautification of
the Lincoln Park Cemetery. For
more information, contact Dyrren
S. Barber at 786-290-7357.

SXcel Family Enrichment
Center, Inc. will be celebrating
it's 2nd Annual Black Marriage
Day Walk on March 24, 2012.Xcel
operates as a privately-owned
501(C)(3) not-for-profit com-
munity based organization that
provides social services to low/
moderate income families. Its
main focus is to strengthen mar-
riage and families from a holistic
approach. Xcel is seeking dona-
tions for this event in the form of
monetary, talent, marriage coun-
selors (as a speaker),. D3, etc.
Xcel is registered with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services Solicitation of
Contributions Division. Your do-
nation is tax deductible. For more
information, call Ms. Gilbert at

Admission is $5. For more infor-
mation and tickets, call 754-322-

SEpsilon Alpha and Zeta Mu
Chapters of Alpha Pi Chi Na-
tional Sorority, Inc., of Miami
are completing a project of Red
Cross Readiness. The chapters
are collecting first-ald supplies
and emergency items for Emer-
gency Kits. These kits will be dis-
tributed to the elderly community
of Miami for use during this hurri-
cane season. If you are interested
in donating and contributing first-
aid supplies, call 305-992-3332
before Saturday, September 17. If
you'd like more information about
this organization, contact Linda
Adderly at addimh@aol.com.

II The Booker T. Washington
Class of 1961 will hold it's first
meeting and installation of offi-
cers on Saturday, September 17
at 3 p.m. at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center. For more in-
formation, call 305-688-7072.

SBooker T. Washmngton
Class of 1965 will meet on Sat-
urday, September 17 at 4:30 p.m.
at the African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center. For more informa-
tion, contact Lebbie Lee at 305-

SWomen Who 3am! is look-
ing for talented, groundbreaking
female singers, musicians and
entertainers to perform at the
"Save the Twinz" music show-
case in honor of Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. The deadline
of submission is Monday, Septem-
ber 19. For more information, call
901-236-8439 or visit www.wom-
enwhojam.com. The music show-
case will be held on Saturday, Oc-
tober 1 at 7 p.m. at the Broward
Center for the Performing Arts'
201 SW 5th Ave. in Ft. Lauder-
dale. Tickets are $30. To purchase
tickets, visit www.browardeenter,
org or call 954-462-0222.

MI The National Coalition of
100 Black Women, Inc. in part-
nership with City of Miami Gar-
dens Councilman Andre W~ilhiams
is hosting a free workshop on
estate planning on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 20 at 6 p.m. at the Betty
T. Ferguson Complex, 3000 NW
19)9th Street in Miami Gardens.
The goal of the workshop is to
provide education about the ba-
sic tools of estate planning, such
as wills, trusts and powers of at-
torney. The guest speaker is local
attorney, Marva Wiley, Esq. from
the Law Offices of Marva L. Wiley'
P.A. For more information, call

SWomen First Body Care
and Mama Senna Essence, a
natural beauty company based in
Dallas, -Texas will present its first
South Florida "Saturday Pamper
Me Workshop" on Saturday, Sep-
tember 24 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30
p.m. at the African Heritage Cul-
tural Arts Center, 6161 NW 22nd
Ave. -The workshop, including all
materials cost $40 and registra-
tion and payments can be made
for the workshop by visiting www.
For more information, call 817_
770-2029 or visit www.woman-

I Rainbow Ladies and Beta
Phi Omega Sorority are spon-
soring a Health Expo for lesbians,
bisexual and transgendered (LBT)
women of color on Saturday, Sep-
tember 24 at the Pride Center in
Wilton Manors. Free screenings
and health promotion education
will be provided by several local
agencies and organizations. Ev
eryone is invited. There will be
food, entertainment and raffles.
For more information, call 305
772-4712, 305-892-0928 or visit

SThe Booker T. Washington
Class of 1965, Inc. will worship
together at 10 a.m. on Sunday,
September 25th at Trinity CME
Church, 511 NW 4th Street. For
further information, contact Leb_
'bie Lee at 305-213-0188.

SP.H.I.R.S.T. Impressionz,
a dinner poetry event returns at
Oasis Cafe, 12905 NE 8th Avenue
in North Miami. It will be held on
Sunday, September 25, October
30, November 27 and December
18 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10,
which includes performance, din_
ner and drink. Anyone interested
in participating needs to contact
at least one week in advance. For

more information call, 786-273_

II The Citizen Advisory
Board is hosting public redistrict-
ing workshops to provide infor-
mation to the public. These work-
shops will be held: Wednesday,
September 7 at 6 p.m. (District
2) at Faith Community Baptist
Church, 10401 NW 8th Avenue;
Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m.
(District 9) at South Dade Gov-
ernment Center, 10710 SW 211th
Street; Monday, September 19
at 6:30 p.m. (District 4) at Gwen
Margolis Community Center, 1590
.NE 123rd Street; and Wednesday,
.September 21 at 6:30 p.m. (Dis-
trict 3) at City of Miami Legion
Park Community Hall, 6447 NE
7th Avenue. For more informa-
tion, visit the County's redistrict-
ing website at www.miamidade.
gov/redistricting or call the Coun~
ty's 311 information line.

II The Miami Jackson Class
of 1976 will celebrate their 35th
Class Reunion on September
9-11. Activities will include: Meet
and greet at the Misty Lake South
Clubhouse, 685 NW 210th Street;
Picnic at Amelia Earhart Park, 401
E, 65th Street, Pavilion #8; Happy
hour at 3ustin's Bar and Lounge,
17813 Biscayne Blvd.; Sunday
morning worship at El Bethel Pen-
tecostal Churchl, 4792 NW 167th
Street with lunch immediately
after at The Golden Corral, 9045
Pines Blvd. in Pembroke Pines. T-
shirts are $10 (S, M, L, XL), $12
(Ix, 2x, 3x) and the fee for the
combined events are $20 p~er per-
son, $10 for children 12 and un-
der. For more information, call
Kevin Marshall at 305-519-8790
or Karen at 786-267-4544.

Il The Sickle Cell Disease As-
sociation of America (SCDAA),
Miami-Dade County Chapter, Inc.
in partnership with the 100 Black
Men of South Florida and the Mi-
ami Dolphins will host its 32nd
Annual Walk/Run, on Saturday,
, September 10 at 7 a.m. at Sun
Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino
Blvd. in Miami Gardens. For more .
information and to pre-register,
visit www.sickleceilmiami.org.

SFamily and Children Faith
Coalition currently has commu-
nity service and internship op-
portunities for those ages 18 and
older through our Amachi Mentor-
ing Project. Free training sessions
will be held Saturday, September
10th and Tuesday, September
13th. For more information, email
maryw@fcfcfl.org or call 305-388-

SAmerican Senior High
Alumni 2nd Annual Picnic, has
been scheduled for Saturday,
Sept mbe l0at M amar Region-
in Miramar from 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
The cost is $20 per person and
$7 for children four to 12. Contact
3udy Rogers Mct~ay at 305-458-
4436, if you plan to attend.

SVankara School will be hav-
ing their Family, Fun & Resource
Day on Saturday, September 10
from 12-4 p.m. The school is lo-
cated at 13485 A~lexandria Dr.
in Opa-Locka. There will be free
food, various vendors, health/
medical/grooming services, give-
aways, entertainment, a bounce
house and open enrollment. For
more information, call 305-681-

SThe Beta Beta Lambda
Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc., BBL Education
Foundation Knights of Gold
Mentoring Program for young
males (grades 8-12) will be having
its annual Informational Seminar/
Parent Meeting at Florida Memo-
rial University, 15800 NW 42nd
Avenue in Miami Gardens in the
FMU/FIU Auditorium on Sunday,
September 11 at 4 p.m. Interest-
ed students and parents should
contact kog pro'g ra m@g ma il.com
toS quest an application or to

SThe Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 new meeting lo-
cation beginning Wednesday,
September 14 at 7 p.m. is at the
home of Mrs. Queen Hall, 870 NW
168th Drive in Miami Gardens.
Meetings are the second Wednes-
day of each month. The remain-
ing calendar dates are: Septem-
ber 14, October 12, November 19
and December 14. Any questions,
contact Elaine Mellerson at 305-
757-4471 or 786-227-7397

SThe Old Dillard Museum
1009 NW 4th Street in Ft. Lau.
derdale is having a birthday cel-
ebration for Cannonball Adder-
ley featuring Melton Mustafa on

Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.

So. Florida Workforce Plus brings new job initiative

Top increases in sales in
fiscal 2011 over 2010 for
states that set records:
1. Ariz. .6.0%
2. Iowa 5.9%
3.Pa. 4.6%

4. Ohio 4.4%
5. Tenn. 4.2%
Source: State lottery records

Cornell University study
found. "We see that lottery
sales go up as the economy
gets bad but we don't see
people spending more on
relatively inexpensive other-
forms of entertainment," said
Gzarrick Blalock, associate

Why is Black America so easily distracted by the world?


used SFWP to find work in the
past, said she is hopeful about
the new program.
"A lot of people need jobs, .
good.jobs," she said. "I hope
that this will bring some relief
to a lot of people. When I got
a job through.Workforce I was
so excited and I just pray that
other people can experience
that same excitement."
`Why some people have seen
success, according to Brian

to be reeducated and matched
with area employers, who are
creating new jobs and are in
need of a skilled and talented
workforce. The program will
also focus on supporting the
creation of a statewide Florida
Business and Workforce Com-
petitiveness Fund that will
incentivize Florida businesses
to create newr jobs and hire
unemployed Florida workers.
Jamie St. James, who has

Williamns, 34, who has been
out of work for nearly a year,
is banking on SFWP's initia-
"This new program or what-
ever has to help me," he said.
"I have been out of work for
about 365 days and that is a
year. I do not feel good about
the job market and I have
been constantly~ trying and
trying so I know something
has to give."

ington D.C."
The initiative, presented by
South Florida Workforce Plus
(SFWP), is expected to estab-
lish a platform to employment,
that provides an investment in
the local recovery of the com-
munity made possible by the
collaboration between both the
South Florida Workforce and
Workforce Florida, Inc. The
initiative calls for individuals,
wrho are currently unemployed,

By Randy Grice

In an effoi-t to foster job cre-
ation, one job resource compa-
ny is launching "A Campaign
of Opportunity," an initiative
aimed at boosting job cre-
ation, retraining workers for
new economic opportunities
and helping businesses stay

competitive by meeting their
workforce needs.
"This is an initiative that our
board is kicking off to help try
to create jobs in the commu-
nity, both Dade and Monroe
Counties," said Rick Beasley,
executive director of South
Florida Wiorkforce Plus. "This
is a strategy that we first: Saw
on a national scale in Wash-

Lottery ticket sales surge; 17 states

prfs sor of economies at
the study.
California had the highest
percentage gain over 2010 -
13.2 percent -- to $3.44 bil-
lion, just shy of a record $3.6
billion set in 2006, spokes-
man Alex Traverso said.
Airkansas's growth was
higher at 21 percent, but~
its lottery didn't start until
September 2009, so the com-
parison with fiscal year 2010
was not over a full previous

Arizona posted a record
$583.5 million in ticket sales
and Missouri, topped $1 bil-
lion for the first time.
Please turn to LOTTERY 8D

set sales records

By Keith Matheny

Despite a struggling econo-
my -- or perhaps because of
it lottery ticket sales have
surged across the U.S.
Financial records for 41
state lotteries that end their
fiscal year in June show
28 had higher sales than
the year before. Seventeen
of those states set all-time
sales records.
Kate Sweeny, an assistant
professor of psychology at
the University of California-
Riverside, said an uptick in
lottery sales largely occurs
when people feel a lack of
control over events I~l;rgr

than themselves, such as the
Jeff Anderson, head of the
executive committee of the
North American Associa-
tion of State and Provincial
Lotteries, which represents
52 lotteries in the U.S. and
Canada, said sales growth
most often reflects changes
in lottery games.
"In general, the play is
inexpensive entertainment,"
said Anderson, who is also
director of the Idaho State
Lottery. "I have not seen any
empirical evidence that in
dicates in a down econmy.
people play more."
Yet that's just what a 2004

--Photo credit: Michael Reynolds / EPA
A man enters a building where the Federal Housing Finance
Agency is located in Washington. The agency accused major
banks of selling bonds backed by mortgages that should have
never been packaged into securities.

Mortgage suits may

cost banks billions

Lt. M"r P~ankow said the

'just in the event there is any
"This kind of goes back to
oldl times, when Labor Day
was more of a protest than a
celebration," Rochester and
Genesee Vallley Area Labor
Fr-d~r I~llnll P~resident Jim
Bertoloner told a crowd be-
fore the start of a Labor Day

President Obama tests ideas to

help wuolrke~rs as protests simml~er

w ekend of tast~ings and the

day. In Springfield, Mo.,
a parade featured a line
of Corvettes, a UPS truck
and Clydesdales pulling an
American-flag-covered wag-
on. And while fewer Ameri-
cans took long trips over the
weekend, about 31.5 million
people were expected to put
together trips of more than
50 miles from their home, ac-
cording to the AAA auto club.
Even some of the areas
that were battered by Hurri-
cane Irene more than a week
ago managed" to salvage
the weekend in time for the
beachgoing crowds.
"We had a very quick
cleanup and were prompt in
getting the word out," said
Ocean City, Md., spokes-
woman Donna Abbott.
"We've had good bookings,
good weather and good traf-
fic, so it looks like we're go-
ing to have a Pgood Labor
Day weekend."

By Margalret Chadbourn and
Jonathan Stempel

A U.S. regulator sued a number
of major banks on Friday over
losses on more than $41 billion in
subprime mortgage bonds, which
may hamper a broader govern-
ment mortgage settlement with
The lawsuits by the Federal
Housing Finance Agency, which
oversees Fannie Mae and Fred-
die Mac, came as a surprise to
the market and weighed on bank
shares. The lawsuits could add
billions of dq11ars to the banks'
potential costs at perhaps the
worst possible time for the indus-
The FHFA accused major banks,
including Bank of America Corp,
its Merrill Lynch unit, Barclays
Plc, Citigroup Inc and Nomura
Holdings Inc of selling bonds
backed by mortgages that should
have never been packaged into

The biggest banks are .ah e adti
neenitiiatine- with the attorneys
general of all 50 states to ad-
dress mortgage abuses. They
are looking for a comprehensive
settlement that will protect them
from future litigation and limit
their potential mortgage 'itilention l
"This new litigation could dis-
rupt the AG settlement," said An-
thony Sanders, finance professor
at George Mason University and a
former mortgage bond strategist.
Banks may be more reluctant to
agree to a settlement if they know
litigation from other government
players could still.wallop their
capital, he said.
Before the FHFA lawsuits had
even hit a court docket, financial
experts offered blunt expectations
for the outcome.
Representatives of the sued
banks declined to comment or
Please turn to BANK(S 8D

By Alan Gomnez

A suggy, ra;iny1 wee'keld
for mnuchl of the E~ast CoHst
provedl an appropriately mnood
for LaRbor I'.lo Lvents a~rolnd
the country as; the nation's
economy~c witnot...
In Detroit, Precsident
Ohl.llnse previewed his jobs
speech to be given Thu~r-l.li
night before a joint session
of Congress, calling the fi
nancial plight of America's
middle class the ."central
challenge that we face in our
country todayi"
Obamna indicated he will
call for an extension of a pay.
roll tax cut. as well as new
road and b~ridel projects. H-e
described these as ideas that
"both parties" can~ agree on.
"Labor is on board busi-
ness is on board," Obama
said. "We just need Congress

to get onl board. Let's put
Amerrica back to work.'"
'1he Service En11il~h.\< I In I1
tcrnational Uniion called out
m-em~bers of Congress for not
using: the weekend to listen
to their constituents' tales of

parade in Upstate New York.
But people still did what
they have done for decades
on the unofficial end of sum-
mer by lighting up barbe-
cues and going to parades.
In Hendersonville, N.C.,
the North Carolina Apple
Festival signaled the start
of apple harvesting with a

lost jobs as unemployment
stands at 9.1 percent.
The Wausau (Wis.) Police
Department even added exv-
tra security for Monday's
Labor Day parade after or-
ganizers initially barred Re-
publican legislators from the
events, then later reversed
th~e decision. Wausau Police

ulncha ngedr at 9.1
Equally disconcert- ;
ing: The jobless rate
for teens of all races
has hovered around
25 percent all summer
each of the past three '
years, the worst such
stretch dating back to
Summer teenage
unemployment averaged 13
percent in 2000 and 15.8

percent: as recently [1!
as 20)07.
The I"lr lnned .
e. slump has serious

America's future
adult workers,
Summer jobs a~re
critical for teach-
,~i(1ing youths "soft
BAK how to deal with
customers and managers,
said Michael Saltsman, re-

search fellow at the Emlplo-
ment Policies Institute.
A Iloomistudy by the Nation-
al Bureau of Economic Re-
search found that: hlitgh 41hool
seniors who worked 20-hours
a week, can expect: to earn 21
percent mor-e in annual salary
and 11 percent; higher hourly
wages six to nine years later.
Yet just 29.6 percent of all
teens worked this summer,
tying last year's all-time low.
In 2000, more than half of

teens worked.
In a report last year, the
Bureau of Labor Statistics
cites several reasons for the
long-term trend, including
many teens in summer school
and more high-school gradu-
ates enrolling in college.
Also, some jobs tra-;ditionally
held by teens, such as gro~)cer\*
cashiers and retail sales as-
sociates, have been replaced
by technology, Saltsman says.
The recession accelerated the

trend, with many teens losing
out to laid-off workers with
more experience in the hunt
for low-level jobs.
To help working youths,
Saltsman says the federal
government should give em-
ployers more frlexbllty to pay
them as much as $3 b~elowr
the minimum wagelp of $7.25
an hour, Now, such a "train-
ing wa~ge" can only be paid for
90 days.
Please turn to TIEENS 8D

By James Clingman
NNPA1 columnist

speaking engagements, it is shame-
full that: we have failed to act upon the
messages of our ancestors and con-
temporaries. There is still a need to
'"capture" our attention when it comes
to economic empowerment,
Pardon the interruption of your
sports conversations, brothers an~d
sisters, but you are in big trouble.
The players, coaches, and team own-
ers have their millions and are very
secure; your team is not even in the

Pardon the interruption to
your anger or euphoria and
your inconsequential rheto-
ric on I ib..-: Blacki folks in
this country are 11n, unpl.11,a 'l
in some areas a~s high as 50
percent. You are still being
discriminated against: when
it: comes to access to buIsi-
ness, contracts, calpitl:1 and

Pardon the interrup-
tion of your obsession with
Will and Jadla splitting up,
K~anye and Ja~y Z's new al-
bumn and Tiger-'s golf game,
m~ult~i-millionaires every
one of them. You are trying
to pay your rent, hold on to
your homes, and feedt your
Pnr~don t~he interruption
to yolur wondlcering who will

winl the dancing and sing~ing contests
on television. You are doing t~he un-
employment line-dance i' No1\tii wlk it
out, y'all") and singing "Stormy Mon-
day" Blues( in response to your cur-
rent economic condition.
Pardon the interruption to your
unceasing and loyal dedication to
making ever~yonec else in~ this coun-
try wealthy by '.ne~ ingL their stuff a-nd
boycotting your own.
P'least~ turn to CLINGMAN 8D

Considering the fact that Black
people are so entrenched in the dis-
tractions of this world, I think it's
appropriate that: I beg your pardon,
Black America, in order to get a few
important points across. Although
for 16 years now I have sounded the
economicealarm via this newspaper
column, four books and numerous

- UGlnOSSs

Getting the community back to work

Folks look to lottery in down times

Gloomy jobs picture frames Labor Day

High teen unemployment cuts learning opportunities

By Paul Davidson

Summer's unofficial end
closed out a dismal season for
working teenagers.
The unemployment rate for
16- to 19-year-olds ticked
up to 25.4 percent in August
from 25 percent in July, the
Labor Department said last
week. For Black teens, un-
employment leaped to 46.5
percent from 39 percent.
The nation's jobless rate was


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AII parties interested in participating in the consolidated application process may pick up
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recommended. In order to maintain a fair and impartial competitive process, the County
can only answer questions at the Pre-Application Workshop and must avoid private
communications with prospective applicants during the application preparation and
evaluation process. Thea deadline for submission of applications is September 22,
2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Miami-Dade County is not liable for any cost incurred by the applicant in responding to
the Request for Applications, and we reserve the right to modify or amend the application
deadline schedule if it is deemed necessary or in the interest of Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade County also reserves the right to accept or reject any and all applications, to
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Final Notice and Public Ex lanation
of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain

To: AII interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals

This is to give notice that The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under
part 50 has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with
HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain
Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on
the human environment for The Villages Apartments under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
2 (NSP2) authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Recovery Act) of 2009.
The proposed project is located at 6886 NW 7*h Avenue, Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. It is
the new construction of a multi-family housing complex consisting of 574 units of which 150 units (90
two-bedroom, two-bath units, and 60 three-bedroom, two-bathroom units) will be funded by NSP2 in two
buildings, one 7 stories and the other 8 stories with a total of 150 2- and 3- bedroom units. The 150-units
to be funded by NSP2 are on a 6-acre site in the flood zone AH.

HUD has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse
impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: (i) the action is needed because of the
need to provide, and the lack of, affordable housing for low-income families in the neighborhood, which
is a specific target area of the NSP2 funds to stabilize and revitalize the neighborhood; (ii) due to the
requirements of the particular NSP2 funding, alternatives considered were limited to vacant residential
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developments; a significant number of alternative developments were explored and found infeasible;
the prospect of identifying alternative sites within the required timeframe of the funding is not practical; '
(iii) mitigation measures will be in compliance with state and local floodplain protection procedures and
include elevating the housing units to protect the proposed development from potential flood, on site
storm water. run-off retention, and on-site storm water management. In order to minimize the federal
flood insurance requirement for the completed development, a letter map revision based on fill (LOMR-F)
will be sought through FEMA.

HUD has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no
practical alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive
Order 11988, are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and
location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. This activity will have no
significant impact on the environment for the following reasons:

(a) The proposed construction will not displace or re-direct flood water to seriously impact other
(b) All storm water run-off generated by the 25-year, 3-day storm will be retained on site.
(c) An on-site storm water management system will be constructed in conjunction with the project.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in
floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be
given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second,
an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of
information about flood plains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks associated
with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. -Third, as a matter of fairness, when the
Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform
those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by the HUD at the following address on or before September 16m'
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Date: September 7, 2011

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Advanced GYN Clinic
Blue Cross Blue Shield
co consulting
Clyne & Associates, P.A.
Don Bailey's Carpet
Florida Power and Light
J&K< Roofing
Jackson Health System
Miami Dade County Homeless Trust
North Shore Medical Center
Roberts-Poitier Funeral Home
Sony Pictures

Ted re R. and Thelma Gibson Charter School
Williams, Ivan

Banks sued over fraud

Rocki-Lee DeWitt, a manage-
ment professor at the University
of Vermont, said: "The point I
usually make and say is, 'Think
about it if you were in business.
Do you want to be hiring people
who are down in the mouth and
weary and so forth?' The prag-
matic aspect of it is you need
a positive attitude; you need to
have perseverance, no matter
how hard it is. That's not being
Polly nna. It's just sa0 r mt

J.T. O'Donnell, chief executive
of CareerHMO.com, said it's up
to each individual to steel themn-
selves, no matter how deep the
pile of rejection letters. "Look at
it this wray," she said. "You sit
and blow off company after com-
pany every day, without a blink
of an eye. You ignore their ads
or don't buy their products and
feel no remorse for that. Do those
companies get mad at you? No.
It was their job to attract your
attention, and they failed. They
keep trying."

By Rex Huppke

We're a country where careers
are often part of our identity, and
you don't suddenly yank that
part of a person out without rip-
ping up the rest. So, in the midst
of a miserable economy, when
layoffs have become so common
they're met with shrugs rather
than shock, the questions on the
minds of a sorrowful number of
Ahm i ens aan: pwh na I k u
gether? How do I weather the loss
of a job and, more important,
find a new one when the number
of openings is but a sliver of the
nurrber of candidates
I've received many questions
along these lines, questions
for which there is no singular .
answer. Individual situations
differ. Some fields are growing;
some are waning. Where you live
might play a role. And there are
times when finding a job comes
down to nothing more than good
fortune. But after casting lines
out to an array of people who

Don't tak~e

ii, I
.1., .p '

continued from 7D

were not immediately
available to comment.
Banks have been
walloped by mortgage
losses, but so have
Fannie Mae and Fred-
die Mac, which failed
after trying to finance
too many bad mort_
gags, with too lte
ties guarantee bonds
backed by mortgages.
"The lawsuits will
be settled. The end re

sult will be a further
outflow, of cash from
the banks, and more
importantly an addi-
tional black eye," said
Sean Egan, manag-
ing director of Egan-
Jones Ratings Co.
FHFA director Ed-
ward DeMarco is look-
ing to minimize fu-
ture losses for Fannie
Ma cand Freoddie dMabc
the government after
flailing in 2008. The
firms are pillars of
U.S. mortgage finance.

specialize in helping others find
jobs and talking to folks who got
Said off and recently made it back
into the workforce, I can at least
offer some general advice.
The one constant is: You can-
not give up hope. Easy for me to
say, sitting behind a computer
with a paycheck coming F'riday.

People out of work for twro years
wiith barely an interview.to show
for their search will shake their
heads, and I understand that.
But whether you want to hear it
or not, it's a mantra that a job
hunter must maintain. Because
if you surrender hope, you're

That means that as compa-
nies have made do with fewer
employees and perhaps
stretched those employees to
do more wNork they've also
been making more money off
The profit per -employee
figure did dip mn 2009, to
$10,045.56, according to
Sageworks. But it has since
surged to $15,278.72 in 2011.
Even if sales are increas-
ing, it's not clear that pri-
vately held companies are
eager to hire more workers
any time soon. Small busi

By Allison Linn

There's no question that
many- companies are doing
more with less these days,
and it appears that in some
cases that's also extending to
their profits.
Sageworks Inc., which
provides financial analy-
sis of privately held compa-
nies, crunched the numbers
and found that profit per em-
ployee at privately held com-
panies has chugged substan-
tially upward over the past
couple of years,

ness owners have reported
increased pessimism over
where the economy will go in
the coming year, according to
the National Federation of In-
dependent Businesses,
The U.S. jobless rate stood

at 9.1 percent in July. August
jobs data was released last
Friday, and economists don't
expect the nation's employ-
ment situation to have im-
proved much over the prior

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continued from 7D

Pardon the interru -
tion to your fascina
tion with other folks'
hair. Paying hundreds
of dollars for someone
else's hair, as if God
didn't know what He
was doing when He
gave you yours, is
Only exceeded on the
ridiculous scale by
the dollars it takes for
you to "get it done."
Pardon the inter-
ruption to your pen-
chant to have the
best of everything,
even at the highest
prices; to your shoot_
ing and robbing one
another. Young peo-
ple running rampant,
wielding uns and
having no trepidation
at firing them at one
another, at the police,
or anyone they come
across, speaks vol-
umes about the over-
all condition of your
families, your leader-
ship, and your collec-
tive internal integrity.
Pardon this inter-

Sour note

for jobless


.continued from. 7D

Saltsman cites a study
by Miami and Trinity,
Fla., universities show-
ing the .increase in the
minimum hourly wage
to $7.25 from $5.15
from 2007 to 2009 re
duced teenage employ-
ment nationwide by
2.5 percent, or 114,000
Dean Baker, co-di-
rector for the Center for
Economic and Policy
Research, says Wash-
ington should revive
job programs for low-
income youths as part
sfan economic stimu-

ruption to your com-
placency, your apa-
thy, your fear, your
doubt, your perceived
helplessness, hope-
lessness, and pow~er-
lessness. Pardon this

~ineryr~uption to :,our
stream of conscious-
ne e-, your psyche
and your apparent
overwhelming de-
sire to shut out real-
ity. Yes, pardon the

America, but I just
hadi to shake you
once gainI just
had to try to aw~aken
you once againI. I re-
spect our elders and

ancestors too much
to ignore their sacri-
tices for our economic
freedom, some having
died "on their way to
freedom." Ar-e you on
your way?

Don't give up job hunt, attitude matters



Making money, not hires



Lo tinTe dfrom To

"I think it has a lot to
do with the economy'
said Abel Reynoso,
who works .at a gas
station that sells lot-
tery tickets in Desert
Hot Springs, Calif.
dePeeorl te.are getting

a When inkaetsngas
always play it," added
Roberta Orsi, 60, a
~Palm Springs, Calif.,
resident who sarys she's
pl.ned~ the California
lotter-y since it began
in October 10.9m.
J.P. Sira, owner of a
7-Elevren store in Palm
Springs. Calif., said
one th~ing is certain.
Patrons play in the
hope of Lgetting~ rich
l'v~. never seen any.
body say, 'I want to
help schools,' he said.

Blacks are too caught up in the ways of the world

_ I

welcoming to the grape,
the industry's history
has dismal chapters.
Vineyards were long
tended by slaves, and
even after emancipat-
tion,, working conditions
remained both hor-
rendous and insidious.
In the so-called dop
system, laborers were
paid partly wiith a daily
quotient of cheap wine.

note s Mar canot now owN asnNY

wine country
'INCREDIBLY BRAVE' lage of Kwa Nondlovu.
South Africa has far Like other young girls,
more wine than wine she fetched water each
drinkers. More than day from a river. She
half the production is walked seven miles to
exported, and even if a forest to gather fire-
everything was shipped wood. She studied in a
away, most of the pop- poorly equipped rural
ulation would barely school.
notice. A large major- Her scholarship was
ity of South Africans to Stellenbosch Uni-
are Black and poor. versity, in wine coun-
SBeer is their drink, and try. Most everyone on
They are not interested campus spoke a lan-
in a lot of conversation guage heavy with "cch"
about bouquet. No one sounds as if they were
sniffs the bottle cap. clearing their throats.
The wine industry has This was Afrikaans, the
a few mentoring pro- main tongue of the re-
grams for nonwhites, gion and the language
but there are still only in which her instruc-
about 20 Black wine-, tors taught. She did not
makers. understand a word of it.
mond "Yoix have to respect During the first year,
t Ntsiki; she comes from the courses were basic:
a culture that is so mathematics, physics,
thoroughly alien to biology, botany. To her
hol wine," said Tim James, relief, 'the same sub-
d of a leading wine critic. jects were taught to for-
"She's actually incred- estry students in Eng-
im- ibly brave." lish, and she attended
dly Ntsiki (pronounced classes with them. But
of n-SEE-kee) is short the rest of the four-year
ase for Nontsikelelo. Her program was mostly in
his mother was a maid in Afrikaans. She kept up
hts Durban who saw her with study notes pre-
ort daughter maybe once pared in English.
the a year. Biyela, now Tariro Masayiti, a
on- 33, was raised by her Black Zimbabwean,
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South Africa When
Ntsiki Biyela won a
winemaking scholar-
ship in 1998, she was
certainly a curious
choice. She had grown
up in the undulating
hills of Zululand, liv-
ing in a small village of
huts and shacks. People
tended their patches of
pumpkins and corn.
The only alcohol they
drank was homemade
beer, a malt-fed brew
that bubbled in old pots.
Indeed, Biyela had
never even tasted wine,
nor had anyone she
knewr. Her choice of
study was a fluke. Al-
though she had been
a good student, none
of her grant applica-
tions for college were
approved until an air-
line, hoping to promote
diversity, offered to pay
her way to study viti-
culture and oenology:
grapes and wine. What
was wine? the young
woman wondered,
guessing it was another
name for cider.
She had never been
outside the eastern
province of KwaZulu
Natal, but she board-
ed a bus and traveled
across Southn Africa
to the wine country of
the Western Cape. She
gazed at the immense
mountains. She puz-

zled over the short, thin
trees planted in perfect
rows. She had no idea
what they were.
Finally, Biyela tasted
the beverage she had
comne such a distance
to study. She and a
handful of other Black
scholarship students
met with a wine con-
noisseur, Jabulani Nt-
shangase. He opened a
superb red, raised the
moist cork to his nose
and talked rapturously
about the wine's fruiti-
ness and color and fra-
grance. She was expect-
ing to sip something
sublime when hand-
ed the elegant, long-
stemmed glass. Instead,
she was stunned. It was
Biyela, having defi-
rutely adapted her
tastes, is now one of
this nation's few Black
winemakers in an oc-
cupation that has been
dominated by white
people for 350 years.
Her blends of merlot,
cabernet sauvignon and
pinotage have won gold
medals and four-star
ratings. She was named
South Africa's Woman
Winemaker of the Year
in 2009. Last month,
she was busy judging
the country's entries for
the International Wine
and Spirit Competition.
"Somehow I fell in love
with the ever-changing
content of wine," she

said, as if still sur-
prised by her own per-
sonal journey. "Wine is
never the same today as
it is tomorrow. It even
depends on where you
drink it and who you
are with and what mood
you are in. It's a very,
very nice thing."

Although apartheid
has been swept away,
this country is still ra-
cially divided. Biyela is
a pioneer in its trans-
formation, not someone
elevated through po-
litical connections but a
rural woman who made

it: on grit.
"I live in two worlds,"
she said recently. "I'm
still able to fit in the
village, speaking Zulu
and eating pap. I also fit
in the European-style
She pondered the dif-
"In the European
style it's about striving,
the 'me-life,' everything
about me," she said. "In
the village, it's all about
the community."
South Africa regu-
larly ranks among the
world's top 10 wine pro-
ducers, and while the
climate and soils are

Dependence on alco
was the boss' method
Things have
proved, though har
by enough in one
South Africa's showc;
industries. Just t
week, Human Rig:
Watch issued a rep
severely criticizing 1
working and living cc
editions in the vineyar

AT&6T is pledging to
bring 5,000 wireless
call center jobs, cur-
rently based abroad,
back to the U.S. if it is
allowed to proceed with
its proposed $39 billion
acquisition of T-Mobile
The company is also
promising that the
merger would not re-
sult in any job losses
for AT&6T and T-Mobile
USA wireless call cen-
ter employees who are
on the payroll in the
U.S. when the deal
AT&6T's commit-
ment to repatriate jobs
comes as antitrust
regulators at the Fed-
eral Commnunications
Commission and the
Justice Department
ramp up their reviews
of a combination that
is certain to reshape
the wireless industry's
AT&T, the nation's
second-largest wireless
carrier, is seeking gov-
ernment approval to
buy T-Mobile USA, the
fourth-largest, from
Germany's Deutsche
Telekom AG. The cash-
and-stock transaction
would catapult AT&T

er allows us to bring
5,000 jobs back to the
United States and sig-
nificantly increase our
investment here," AT&.T
Chairman and Chief
Executive Randall
Swphae-ma..ll said in a
Beyond th~e call cen-
ter operations, AT6T
has said it does antici-
pate some workforce
duplication after the
deal closes, but ex-
pects to make reduc-
tions largely through
natural attrition.
Opponents of the
proposed merger, in-
cluding public interest
groups and Sprint, in-
sist it will lead to few-
er choices and higher
prices for consumers
by eliminating a car-
rier that offers lower
rates and less expen-
sive plans than com-
petitors. They also fear
the deal could jeopar-
dize Sprint's future as
an independent com-
pany and ultimately
lead to a wirclass in-
dustry duopoly.
AT&T and T-Mobile

argue that the acqui-
sition would benefit
consumers. They say
it wou)Lld lead tol fewer
dropped alnd blocked
calls and faster mobile
Internet connections
fo~r subscribers by al-
lowing the companies
to combine their lim-
ited wireless spectrum
holdings at a time when
both are running out of
airwaves to handle mo-
bile apps, online video
and other bandwidth-
hungry services.
They also say the
transaction would po-
sition AT&aT to cover
more than 97 percent
of the U.S. popula-
tion with its new high-
speed, fourth-genera-
tion wireless service.
Finding mnore air-
waves to keep up with
the explosive growth
of wireless broadband
services and ensur-
ing that all Americans
have access to high-
speed Internet connec-
tions are both top pri-
orities of the FCC and
the Obama a~dm~inis-

vices issued recently -
a modest gain that may
soothe some investors'
worries about a reces-
Analysts had predicted
that the report which
often serves as a bell-
wether for the govern-
ment's monthly employ-
ment report due later
this week would show
an increase of 100,000
jobs in August. Private
employers added 109,000
jobs in July, according
to a revised-down figure
from ADP.
"It's tepid, disappoint-
ing, but not unexpected,
given the recent decel-
eration in the economy

Macroeconomic Advis-
ers LLC. Macroeconomic
Advisers jointly develops
the ADP report.
The U.S. is on a reces-
sion watch after a mas-
sive sell-off in the stock
market this summer
knocked down consumer
and business sentiment.
The plunge in share pric-
es followed Standard &
Poor's decision to strip
the nation of its top notch
AAA credit rating and a
spreading sovereign debt
crisis in Europe.
Consultants Ch.ibll n~-
er, Gray &t Christmas is-
sued a report that shows
the number of planned
layoffs at U.S. firms fell

Prlllph~l. \er announced
51,114 planned job cuts,
down from 66,414 in July,
according to the report.
Planned cuts in July had
marked a 16j-month high.
"In August, the private
sector once again tooke a
backseat to the govern-
men't sector, which saw
job cuts surge to the
second highest monthly
total this year," John
Challenger, chief execu-
tive officer of Challenger,
Gray &( Christmas, said
in a statement.
But July's planned job
cuts were up 47 percent
from August 2010, when
they were at 34,768. For
2011 so far, employers

More job cuts are ex-
pected at the federal gov-
crnment level with pres-
sure to cut: the federal
budget, the report said.
Cuts in the government
sector accounted for
18,426 of the announced
layoffs in August, and
105,406 for the year so
"Meanwhile, the pri-
vate sector is still be-
ing hampered by low
consumer and business
spending. While we do
not: see any indication of
a sudden resurgence in
private-sector job cuts,
conditions definitely are
not ideal for hiringg" said


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AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to

bring 5,ooo jobs to U.S.

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past Verizon Wireless
to become the nation's
largest wireless pro-
vider, and leave Sprint
Nextel Corp. as a dis-
tant number three-
Although AT&T said
it has not yet deter-
mined where the new
U.S.-based jobs would
be located, it promised
they would offer "high-
ly competitive wages
and benefits." The com-
pany hopes this mes-
sage will carry weight
in Washington, where
job creation is a top
priority for the Obama
administration as the
nation faces the pos-
sibility of a recession
heading into the 2012
"At a time when many
Americans are strug-
gling and our economy
faces significant chal-
lehiges, we're pleased
that the T-Mobile merg-

Private employers added 91K jobs in Aug.
WASHINGTON Pri- and concerns about hir- in August by 23 percent have announced 363,334
vate employers added ing that exploded in the after rising for three cuts, somewhat better
91,000 jobs in August, month of August," said straight months, with the than the 374,121 cuts
according to a report ~Joel Prakken, senior government sector again announced in the first
from ADP Employer Ser- managing director of leading the job cuts. eight months of 2010.

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and the Eagles agreed to a
six-year deaL. The Associated
Press reports it is worth $100
million with about $40 mil-
lion guaranteed. Vick made
about $1.6 million with Eagles
in 2009 and about $5 million
last season.
"I would say that this con-
firms that the creditors made
the right decision by putting
their faith in Vick rehabilitat-
ing his career and his reputa-
tion," says Norfolk, Va., attor-
ney Ross Reeves, counsel for
the Committee of Unsecured
Creditors in the Vick bank-
Under terms of the bank-
ruptcy, which runs through
2014 and required Vicki to sell
off multiple homes, vehicles
and other assets, he agreed to
pay "significant amounts of his
future income" toward debts.

The schedule is based on how
much he earns each year
- before taxes. It stipulates
these paybacks to creditors:
$710 peOcent of income up to
*25 percent of income over
$750,000 and up to $2.5 mil-
*30 percent of income over
$2.5 million and up to $10
*40 percent of income above
$10 million
Vick's creditors include
banks, the Internal Revenue
Service, his bankruptcy attor-
neys and the Falcons (about
$6.5 million in repayment of
Bonus monies). He also owes
about $6 million to former
agent Andrew Joel of Rich-
mnond, Va., who won a legal
judgment against Vick; after
filing a suit alleging Vick re-
neged on a deal to have Joel
represent him in. endorsement
deals coming out of Virginia
Tech in 2001.

Football finds that luster is

leaving showcase opener

As an off-season of relentless
scandal inundated college foot-
ball, coaches and university
administrators repeated the
mantra that they could not wait
for the season to start.
With twro Louisiana State
players, including the starting
quarterback Jordan Jefferson,
suspended indefinitely for their
role in a fight outside a bar, the
marquee game of college foot-
ball's opening weekend contin-
ues to be shrouded in contro-
The game next Saturday be-
tween No. 3 Oregon and No. 4
L.S.U. at Cowboys Stadium will
most likely be played without
Jefferson and the Tigers re-
serve linebacker Josh Johns,
who were arrested on felony
second-degree battery charges
and released on bond Friday.
One of the four men injured in
the brawl has three broken ver
The police took a DNA swab
from Jefferson and confiscated
49 pairs of sneakers from his
apartment. There is no estimat-
ed time table for how the legal
process will play out, according
to a lawyer who has been in-
volved with the case
"It proceeds at the behest
of the district attorney's of-
fice," Nathan Fisher, who had
been the lead lawyer for sev
eral L.S.U. players involved in
the fight, said in a telephone
interview Friday. "The police
give their report to the D.A. He
can decide that there's nothing
there, in which case it will be
dropped. He can decide a lesser
offense. He can decide what the
charge is, should it proceed. Or
he can give the whole matter to
the grand jury."
That process makes the
prospect of either man's play-
ing against Oregon minuscule.
Jarrett Lee will start at quar
terback for the Tigers. Jefferson

--Christopher Leh/~ lu. i0 us rcessilr AP
Joshua Johns leaving jail

mitted a list to the N.C.A.A. of
the players, but would not iden-
tify them or say how many were
Wh'IleI the suspensions might
seem like anl ominous sign for
Miami, the move is con-sidered
largely a formal~lity. The rein-
statemnent process beg.ins~ im-
mediately, and dependll~ingl on
what the N.C.A.A. determines,
some or all of thec players could
be eligible to pl.n~ in Miami's
opener at Ma~rylandl on Sept. 5'
Miami, by acting pre-e Im pli?rb.
also does not run the risk of
further violations by waiting on
a ruling.
Among the players suspend-
ed, according to The Miami
Herald, are quarterback Jaco-
ry Harris and linebacker Sean
Spence. The other current playi-
ers Shapiro has said he gave
benefits to are Vaughn Tele-
maque, Ray Ray Armstrong,
Travis Benjamin, Aldarius
Johnson, Marcus Forston, Ol-
ivier Vernon, Marcus Robinson'
Adewale Ojomo, Dyron Dye and
JoJo Nicholas.
"They're eligible to practice,"
Golden said of the players
whose names were given to the
N.C.A.A. "We have filed paper-
work to the N.C.A.A. as of late
last light, which is part of the
normal process,
He added, "It's up the N.C.A.A.
to reinstate them."

Jordan Jefferson, right, and
and Johns will have plenty of
c-;l.impani with the garne be-
coming as notable for the stars
who are not playing as for those
who will be on the field.
The star .Oregon cornerback
Cliff Harris, the Ducks' most
valuable defensive and spe-
cial-teams player last season,
will miss the game after being
caught driving 118 miles per
hour in a rental car with a sus-
pended driver's license.
L.S.U. will also be missing the
star receiver Russell Shepard,
who is suspended definitely
after communicating with a
teammate regarding the nature
of questions asked of him by
N.C.A.A. investigators.
In a fitting bit of symmetry for
this game, both teams are un-
der N.C.A.A. scrutiny for their
role mn using the controversial
scouting service director Will
Lyles to aid them in recruiting.
In the wake of the scandal in-
volvipg the former booster and
convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin
Shapiro, who claims to have
given improper benefits to as
many as 72 former and cur-
rent: student-athletes, Miamni
declared a number of football
players ineligible.
Hurricanes Coach Al Golden
confirmed before Friday morn-
ing's practice in Coral Gables,
Fla., that the university sub-

continued from 9D

\vas one of her class-
mates. He did not
speak Afrikaans ei-
ther, but he had al.
ready been trained in
winemaking and ex.
celled from the start
"Ntsiki wvas a t pi\
cal villa e girl, in
the wray she looked
in the wa she talk.
ed,"' Mas yiti said. "I
don't think she even
knew how to turn
on a com uter. But
then she changed. I
say this with admira-
tio 1 "

While still a stu-
clent, Biyela was giv.
en a part-timne job
at: Delheim, a large

winery, and this
led to her ceno1~Ilogi-
cal conversion. S~e
not only worked in
the vineyards and
the cellar but served
wine to visitors in the
tasting room and was
consequently obliged
to discuss what she
poured. So she too
tasted, learning the
subtleties. She devel-
oped her palate.
After graduation,
Stellekaya, a bou-
tique winery in Stel-
lenbosch, hired her as
its winemaker. It was
a big leap, and the
winery was taking a
big chance on some-
one so inexperienced.
A consultant helped
her in the begtinrning,
but soon she was on
her own. Her very
first red blend won

a gold medal at the
country's prestigious
Michelangelo awards.
Most other Blacks at
the awards ceremony
were waiters. They
erupted in cheers at
the announcement.
Biyela is a short,
energetic woman
with freckled cheeks.
Braided strands of
hair swing from her
head. She discusses
her craft without pre-
tention. "Very nice" is
her favorite superla-
tive. She hopes more
of her Black compa-
triots will warm up
to wine and says, "It
won't happen until
people think of it as
part of their food and
not something that
needs to be smelled
and talked about."
The vocabulary of

the wine world some-
times amuses her.
At one tasting, she
listened to the con-
noisseurs as they de-
tected the intricate
"One is saying, 'I
am picking up hmnts
of cassis,' and an-
Other is saying, 'I can
smell truffles,' she
recalled. "I probably
shouldn't have done
this, but I said what I
was smelling was cow
She did not use
those words to be
mean, she said. In
one of her two worlds,
cow dung is used
to make floors and
"It's a smell I grew
up with," Biyela said.
"I didn't grow up with
truffles .`

L~ucraitive contract

to pay down debt

By Gary Mihoces

Michael Vick made 12 cents
an hour working at a federal
prison in Leavenworth, Kan.
Now, those to whom he owes
money under his court-ap-
proved bankruptcy have rea-
son to welcome his new mega-
contract as quarterback of the
Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2009, about a month af-
ter Viick was released following
18 months in prison on a dog-
fighting conviction, a federal
judge in Virginia approved his
Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan
to repay about $20 million in
debts. Vick had lost the 10-
year, $130 million contract he
signed with the Atlanta Fal-
cons in 2004.
This week, on the heels of
his 2010 re-emergence as a
Pro Bowvl quarterback, Vick

By Matt slocum, AP
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick attends a press conference Aug. 30 in Philadel-

--Photo by Robin Hammond
Ntsiki Biyela samples a glass of wine at Stellek~aya, a boutique winery where she works as
a winemaker, in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Biyela left her village in Zululand to become
one of South Africa's few Black winemakers in a white-dominated industry, accumulating
awards along the way.

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Four b~eEroTm N 8 Oth cen-
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Call Lucy 305-345-4627.
spacious inu robdrmu i two
plasma TV included. Section
8 Welcomel Others available.
Three bedrooms, one bath'
Cent al air, tiledO 50 ce
month y. 786-360-1574
2271 NWV 81 Terrace
Nice neIrghborhood:~I Spacious
two bedrooms. one bath,
central air and Florida room.
Must seedto app eciatem First.
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Section 8 Welcome!
Call Lorenzo 786-222-8380

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Section 8 special. One and
two bedrooms. Furnished
units available $512995 Total

101 A Civic Center Area
Studios, $575; two bed-
rooms $800 $850 monthly.
Ap~pTIancs la~unRy QFREE

Cal76- 0 -06
1545 NW 8 Avenue

1150 NW 1 Place
One b~edruom, bath'

1215 NW 103 Lane
Two b~d s, gh ed security

move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$500. Appliances, free

1231 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath-
$450 monthly, $700 move
in.r All ap liances in ed

12400 NE 11 Court
Three bedrooms, one Dath '
$1,000. Appliances, free .
water. 305-642-7080
12400 NE 12 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
laundry room, Section 8'

$ 5-4 -266T 94- 44-6841
1246 NW 58 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath.
$495 monthly, $750 move
in. All apiplian ss in le.

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

1317 NW 2 Avenue
On bdoom, ooe b th,

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

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$500. 786-236-1144 or

14350 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425,
two bedrooms, one bath,
$525 Ms. Jackson

1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm, one bath $425
Two bdrms, one bath $525

1490 NW 69 STREET
Three bdrms, one bath, cen-
tral air. $50 mtly. Mr. Wash-

1525 NW 1 Place
One bdrm, one bath, $350
monthly. $575 move in. AII


1535 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, $475
Call 786-506-3067

1540 NW 1 Court
Studio $425; one bedroom
$525, call 786-506-3067.
1542 NW 35 Street
Really nice, two bdrms, air
and some utilities, $850
monthly. 786-488-0599
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm, one bath, $425
Mr. Gaiter in #1 '

1744 NW 1 Court
O Te bed m,r mn e t
bath $595. Appliances
Ms. Bell #c9

1943 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, $500; two

tody qu, 786-506-3m60
1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$475 Appliances, free gas,

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

Naroff of Naroff Eco-
nomicc Advisors said
if people are starting
to get more nervous
about losing their jobs,
then that could have a
ripple effect on the al-
ready weak economic
That's because if
people fear they won't
have a pay check next
month, they'll be more
likely to cut back on
spending, a major
driver of the U.S. econ-
"When you're wor-
ried about losing your
job, nothing changes
spending habits more
than fear," Naroff said.
Consumer confi-
dence fell in August to
its lowest level in two
years, according to the
Conference Board.
Despite the jitters,
Naroff said that, so far,
he's not seeing signs of
a massive surge in lay-
That may be partly
because companies
are realizing they have
nowhere left to cut,
as workers have been
stretched to the limit.
"They're being cau-
tious on their hiring,
but they're not slash-
ing and slicing and
dicing their work-
force," he said.
The Labor Depart-
ment said that initial
claims for state unem-
ployment benefits fell
by 12,000 to a season-
ally adjusted 409,000.
Still, employers may
be contemplating oth-
er ways to cut costs
on labor The Gallup
poll said 44 percent
of workers are wor-
ried that their benefits
will be reduced, and
33 percent are worried
that their wages will
be cut.
The poll of more
than 1,000 workers
was conducted in mid-
August, right' after the
debt ceiling deal was
Another polling firm,
Rasmusson Reports,
also reported this
week that its employ-
met idex had fallen
to its lowest level in a
year. The index mea-
sures workers' percep-
tions of the labor mar-

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Two bedrooms, Section 8
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Private kitchen and bath, utill-
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1612 NW 51 Terrace
$475 moves you in. Utilities
Included 786-389-1686.
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$450 moves you in.
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One smr IIdWm $6h0C o th-
ly, $1300 move-in, utilities in-
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Air,utilities, cable. $575/$1150
move in 305-751-7536
Close to buses. References
required. 305-94 -9506
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monthly. Call 305-717-6084.
Furnished Rooms

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable air, ap liances

1527 NW 100 Street
Rooms for rent. $125 weekly.
air included. 305-310-7463

Air,2 ONWee Ityh cbe tili-
ties included, 786-487-2286
5500 NW 5 Avenue
$85 wkly, free utilities, kitch.
en, bath, one person.

Microwae re~fr e~atr, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
83 Street NWV 18 Avenue
$600 monthly. Water and
electrical included
Cable TV, utilities included,
$550 monthly. 305-687-1110
Nicely furnished room with
private entrance.
Furnished rm wit liing

Utilities, private entry, air
thn, f45 gely o$200 seper
rity. Call 305-622-2691.
North Miami Area
Utilities included, $125 -
$150 weekly, 786-587-9735

1009 NW 42 Street
Two bedrooms, den, central
air, $975 monthly, Call:
Th1020 NW 65 S oE th
$30 monthly. 305-454-

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oeta totally realod bl d
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Three bedrooms, one bath'
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Four bdrms., central air, tiled
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call 954-392-0070.
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Four bedrooms, two baths,
central air, $1100 monthly,
call Rod 786-290-4625.
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Four bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 Accepted.
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B Allison Linn

A slew of nerve-rat-
tling economic news
appears to be rais-
ing fears again among
some American work-
ers that they're going
to be getting a pink slip
instead of a pay check.
A new Gallup poll
finds that 30 percent
of workers are wor-
ried about getting laid
off, nearly matching
the highs reached in
August of 2009 and
slightly higher than
in 2010. It's also more
than double the per-
centage of people who
had such fears in 2007.
The renewed fears
come as many econo-
mists expect that Au-
gust's unemployment
report will show that
the economy contin-
ued to add jobs last
month, albeit at a
painfully slow pace,
"We are just not
gainitig jobs any-
where near the pace
that we need to get us
out of this situation,
said Sylvia Allegretto,
economist with the
Institute for Research
on Labor and Etmploy-
ment at the University
of California, Berkeley.
Given such a slow
trickle of new jobs, Al-
legretto said it's un-
derstandable that even
those. with jobs would
be nervous. After all,
most people have
seen a friend or fam-
ily" member lose a job
and at rulggle to find an
equivalent one.
The ulnemplo! ment
rate StOod at 9.1 per-
cent in July, with
nearly 14 million peo-
ple out of a job and ac-
tively looking for work.
A broader measure of
unemployment, which
also includes people
who haven't looked for
work recently and peo-
ple who are working
part-time but want a
full-time job, currently
stands at 16.1 percent.
Americans also have
lik~el\ been rattled by
Signs that the nation's
economy remains
woefully weak, rais-
ing fears that the U.S.
might once again slip
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Members of the Miami Dolphins present checks to stu-
dent Warren Charles Coley and the College Summit Florida
Program at Miami Jackson Senior High School.

Miranda Stackhouse is all smiles after getting $5,000 to
help with her college expenses as a recipient of the Miami
Dolphins Sun Life Rising Star Program.

The Miami Dolphins may be in
revving up for the start of the new
football season but off the fields
they are working just as hard,
hoping to assist members of the
community who need a helping
In an effort to join the fight
against cancer, the Dolphins have
created "The Dolphins Cycling
Challenge" (DCC,), a two-day, 170-
mile trans-Florida charity cycling
event to benefit Sylvester Compre-
hensive Cancer Center. The DCC
was created to increase cancer
awareness, encourage healthy
hobbies, and raise funds for the
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer
Center at the University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine which
has facilities in Miami, Kendall

and Deerfield Beach. This event
will take place on November 5th
and 6th. In its inaugural year, the
DCC was an enormous success,
attracting more than 400 riders
and raising more than $533,000
for cancer research. This year
they will honor Dolphins great
Jim "Mad Dog" Mandich, a former
player and longtime broadcaster
who died in April.
And to help deserving students
in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm
Beach counties, the Dolphins will
award much needed grants and
scholarships as part of the team's
Sun Life Rising Starts Program.
In 2010, the Sun Life RisingS Star
Awards p-rogram provided over
$1 million in grants and schol-
arships -- $5,000 each to 22 at-

risk youth, who overcame the odds to
further their education and $;50,000
each to 22 supporting nonprofits. On
the day of the award, Dolphins play-
ers and cheerleaders will sur-prise the
student at their school with a $5,000

scholarship and $50,000 grant to their

The Dolphins plmecrs and cheerlead-
ers recently handed out approximately
150 backpacks and school supplies
to students from ,various Broward

and Miami-Dade elementary schools
along with families from the Coopera-
tive Feeding Program. Not only did the
players host the event but they also
served as judges for a dance contest
for the children.

Anzhi m~rakes Samuel Eto'o the

world's highest paid footballer
By Brooke Pack player, Kobe Bryant ($25.2
million) and taks home more
Samuel Eto'o is on his way than Major Lea~gue Baseball's
toiRussa wlane billion aire hg etpahdo lta ea,9e $
will make him the highest million this year before taxes.
paid footballer in the world. That means Eto'o might be
All the 30-\ear-old has to do the world's highest-salaried
is pass a medical and play athlete, according to the Wall
with Brazilian legend Ro- Street Journal.
berto Carls for small-club- This could be good news
w~ith-big-ambitions Anzhi ~~ for Eto'o's Cameroon
Mnakhachkala in the Rus- .- - teammates, though.
slan province of D~agestan Last season, he spent
and he11l reportedly get $20 ~L ~$1.3 million buying each
million per season over ~ _,lone of them a $42,000
the ne~xt three years. r watch. An amount of
Whle: financial .money that Samuel
terms we~re not dis- k.S~s ulll probably now
closed, Eto'o is ex- ; refer to as 'chump
pected to be paid change.
$29 million net riOutside of finding a
per season, eclips- place to keep all that
ing the estimated moey Etoo il
$17.4 million that r have a few\ more
Cristiano Ronaldo serious concerns.
earns at Real Ma- 1Like the fact that
drid and the $15.2 Anzhi players
million that Lionel .Iliv~e and train
Messi is paid by Bar- sect.~ it Msonl and

gote i iro e n fe -1 la- Tth mus al,250 miles
tranider fee was report- f~P~.or 'home" matches,
edly set between $36 according to the BBC.
and $39 million. Also, racial abuse fr~om
Not only does this Russian Premier League
deal put the former faris in Roberto Carlos'
Inter and Barcelona short time with the club
striker well ahead of has driven the defender
Cristiano and Messi, it to consider retir-e-
also means he's get- Oi5 m~~, ent. But it seems
ting paid more than QI Samuel considers
the NBA's highest-paid ~B~;these to be minor inconv-

BV Chris Chase .
Usain Bolt had another stunning
performance in the world cham-
pionships, held one week ago on
Sunday. This time, it didn't involve
him crossing the finish line in the
fastest time ever recorded. Instead,
the world's fastest man broke out of
the starting block early in Sunday's
100-meter final in South Korea and
was disqualified from the race, pro-
viding an abrupt end to the domi-
nance he's maintained in track's
biggest event since the Beijing
An angry Bolt refused to talk
about the disqualification with re-
porters. "Looking for tears?" he said
to a group of them following him
around the track. Not going to
I 08, Bolt broke the uold

stro he mao weaem, crsh-
ing competitors and showboating
down the track during dominant
performances. At the 2009 world
championships in Berlin, Bolt: ran
what was considered a perfect
race. His 9.58 still stands as
the world record and likely
won't be challenged until
the lead-up to London. 9P`
But due to a new
false start rule, the

"one and done" rule that has been
on the books since 2010, a number
of high-profile athletes has been
kicked out of races before they be-
gin. (Runners used to get two false
starts). Imagine the marquee event
of the London Olympics, a matchup
between Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay
and Usain Bolt, ruined by a false
start. It's a disaster scenario for
track &b field, a sport that thrives on
star power more than any other at
the Olympics-
Yohan Blake, 21, who trains with
Bolt, profited the most this time,
in the
race to g

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Disqualified in finals, fellow
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Venus pulls out

Of U.S Open
By Chris Chase
Minutes before she was due to .?11.I her second-
round match at the U.S. Open, Venus Williams with-
drewr from the tournament due to an autoimmune
disease with w~hich7 she was recently diagnosed.
"I'm really disappointed to have to wvithdraw~ from
this year's U.S. Open," H\ Illlums~ said in a statement.
"f havle uI s, mll, been ldlisone-sed with Sjijgren's syin-
dromne. an autoimmune disease which is an on(Ine~ ;lt
medical condition that affects mny !lr rea level and
causes fatigue and joint pain.
It is estimated that as man\II as four million Ameri-
cans live with the dlisease. Over 90 percent are wom-
en. The disease atltacks the body's moisture :rlanld
wih ivvli hlood cells alndoc ises val ous 4.t"" c~li

Th is rcnt di gnosis is the latest in long lie o

dominal injury suffered at the Austr~alian Open and
a viral illness that prevented her from playing on,
warm-up tournament prior to the U.S. Open,
Venus was set to play Wimbledon semnifinalist Sa-
bine Lisicki in the second round. Given her lack of
court time and the power of the big-hitting German,
the elder Hi'llbans~l would have been a decided un-
derdog in the match. She looked good in her opening
match two days ago and it's not like the seven-time
Grand Slam champion isn't familiar with making
surprise runs deep into nmlri.. \.