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Florida eliminates 7,000

felons from voting rolls


By D. Kevin McNeir
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A disproportionate number of Blacks and
Democrats have been eliminated from the State of
Florida's voter rolls in a purging frenzy that has
stnppped convicted felons of the ability to vote.
And if the process continues, non-U.S. citizens
ma\ be next on the list.
According to data released from the Florida
Department of State, 6,934 voters apparently
all men and women with felony con', actions, were

stripped of the right to vote between January and
April of this year. In Florida, con\ icted felons lose
a number of their civil rights including: the ability
to run for public office; the pri ilege to serve on a
jury; and the right to vote.
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ernor Rick Scott % ho \, iped
out gains made under _.. .
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Cops arrest 321

during Urban

Beach Weekend

Crowds smaller but no fatalities

reported during five-day festival
By D. Kevin McNeir

An estimated 250,000 people visited
South Beach during the Memorial Day
weekend many of them in order to
participate in the always popular but still
controversial Urban Beach Week. The
festival, known for its hip-hop music,
VIP parties and trend-wearing fashioni-
stas, has been a local fixture since 2001.
At the same time, the festival has had its
share of violence both due to gun-toting "U E E
patrons and law enforcement officials. RUDY EUGENE
But this year, according to Miami Beach Police Chief Raymond
Martinez, things went much smoother and he was "pleased with
how things went."
Readers may recall that in the early hours of Memorial Day
last year, police were involved in a shooting that resulted in one
man's death and injuries to four bystanders. At least two law-
suits are expected to be filed for public records in order to de-
termine whether bullets that struck the bystanders were from
the police or others. Meanwhile, according to spokesperson Ed
Griffith, the state attorney's office continues to investigate the
case, which involves seven police officers from Miami Beach and
four from Hialeah.
This year, however, there were no deaths reported.

Official attendance numbers may take a few more days, but es-
timates are that the numbers were lower than in previous years.
Martinez attributes the reduction in reported incidents to added
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Local and national Haitian leaders join forces in their demands for a Haitian family reunification parole program

Haitians make demand for reform

Urge Obama to support reunification program
By Latoya Burgess Obama Administration to implement
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North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre The National Haitian-American Elect-
and Haitian-American leader Marleine ed Officials Network (NHAEON), a group
Bastien joined members of a national, that works towards immigration reform
non-partisan, Haitian coalition at a re- and improving relations between the
cent press conference to encourage the U.S. and Haiti, addressed the media on

May 24th at North Miami City Hall. The
group hopes to encourage President
Barack Obama to push forward with
a Haitian reunification program that
would mimic the Cuban Family Reuni-
fication Parole Program.
"President Obama approved the Cu-
ban Family Reunification Parole for Cu-
bans," said Marleine Bastien of Haitian
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New evidence uncovered in FAMU

drum major Champion's death

Medical examiner says mallets and drumsticks used

By Latoya Burgess

In recent weeks, Florida medical ex-
aminers have deemed the official cause
of death for Florida A&M University
[FAMU] drum major, Robert Champi-

on, as "hemorrhagic shock due to force
blunt trauma."
This comes after the 26-year-old was
brutally beaten during a hazing inci-
dent last fall when fellow bandmates
sought to "initiate" Champion into the

Witnesses told police that after the
2011 Florida Classic football game
in Orlando, FL, Champion boarded a
bus where bandmates waited to "cross
over" the drum major. The tradition of
'crossing over' is where new band mem-
bers (initiates) make their way through
a herd of people throwing kicks and
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Romney stubs toe in flawed education pitch

By DeWayne Wickham

In its planning, Mitt Rom-
ney's recent foray into a west
Philadelphia charter school
was the kind of well-timed in-
cursion that has made Navy
SEALs legendary. He went to
that Democratic stronghold
to talk about the nation's
troubled public schools, the
soft underbelly of President
Obama's support in urban
But in its execution, the pre-

sumptive Republican
presidential nominee's
visit to the Universal
Bluford Charter School
was a strategic blunder .-
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didates often make in
black neighborhoods.
Romney went there to
tout charter schools, WICI
which many black parents
like, and ended up discounting
the importance of small class
sizes, a major selling point for
the creation of such schools.

S At the Bluford school,
Romney told a small
Group of charter school
supporters that his
Experience as Massa-
chusetts governor and
the one study he cited
suggest that "getting
smaller classrooms
HAM didn't seem to be the
key" to improved learning in
public schools. He didn't ac-
knowledge the mountain of
evidence which disputes that

Romney's dismissal of the
need for smaller classes in
public schools was an un-
forced political error that drew
polite, but unyielding chal-
lenge from the people he went
into west Philadelphia to court.
This gaffe came a day after he
gave a major education policy
address and sounded like he'd
stolen a page from George W.
Bush's compassionate conser-
vative playbook.

"Here we are in the most pros-
perous nation, but millions of
kids are getting a Third World
education. And, America's mi-
nority children suffer the most.
This is the civil rights issue of
our era. It's the great challenge
of our time," Romney told the
Latino Coalition as part of his
release of a 34-page education
policy blueprint.
If Romney gets his way, the
cornerstone of his effort to ad-
dress this civil rights problem
will be an "unprecedented" ex-

pension of "parental choice."
He wants federal education
funds to be linked to students
so parents will have more le-
verage for getting their kids
into better performing public,
charter or private schools.

Parental choice is the man-
tra of politicians who try to
deflect attention from the fail-
ure of states to provide all
schoolchildren with an equal
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What's more

important: graduation

rates or FCAT scores?
After candid conversations with several urban high
school principals, including Booker T. Washing-
ton's William Aristide and then reviewing data
provided by the Miami-Dade County School Board, a five-
year, rarely-discussed trend was discovered. Despite the
hoopla about FCAT school scores hovering on mediocre,
more students from the County's mostly-Black schools
are making significant headway in their graduation rates.

In fact, Miami Jackson has even doubled its rate from
2006 to 2011, from 42.4 percent to 85.1 percent. Norland
and Washington have also eclipsed the 80 percent rate
at 82.5 and 80.5 percent, respectively. And while schools
like Central, Carol City and Homestead still have a way to
go, they too have improved over dismal percentages five
years ago that were at 50 percent and below. Rather than
allow the natural progression to be dropping out of high
school and finding one's way to the prison industrial com-
plex, principals like Washington and his colleagues in the
County are flipping the script and creating environments
of excellence. They're preparing their students for college.

It takes innovation, hard work, perseverance and an
attitude that says all students can learn. This was the
mindset that helped W.E. B. DuBois's Talented Tenth find
success in the early 20th century. In those days, segregat-
ed schools had teachers and administrators that pushed
their students to high levels of academic success and re-
fused nothing less. Their collective efforts resulted in the
first wave of Black doctors, lawyers, politicians, teachers,
preachers, law enforcement officials and the like.

Today, our children have been convinced that they are
failures because their scores on standardized tests don't
equate to their white counterparts. But let's be honest
many of our schools have the kinds of resources that
make taking such culturally-biased tests a cakewalk. In
the real world, kids are destined to failure without a high
school diploma. And the last time we looked, potential em-
ployers don't ask folks about their FCAT scores.

Everyone deserves

access to health care
An increasing number of Blacks in Miami and
throughout the U.S. know what it's like to live
without health .insurance so the numbers
that emerged from a recently-released report, the 2012
Milliman Medical Index, were nothing new to us. Miami
leads the nation in health care costs with a family of
four paying over $24K in related fees. For some of us,
that's equivalent to an entire year's salary. For others,
it's the cost we pay each year to send our children to
college or the dollars we need to pay the mortgage on
our homes. Even preventive medicine is cost prohibitive
these days. So we go without health insurance, keep-
ing our fingers crossed and praying that nothing major
comes up that an aspirin or a day in the bed won't cure.

It stands to reason that more Blacks are opting out of
health care programs provided by their employers. We
simply cannot afford them not if we are going to pay
for the other necessities of life. This is a travesty in a
county that boasts about being the leader in the "free
world." Our neighbor to the north, Canada, has univer-
sal health care for all of its citizens. But here in the good
old U.S.A., having health care has become a privilege of
those with hefty incomes. It is no longer a right.

The report points to several reasons why Miami has
been at the top of annually-rising health care costs. But
it does not offer solutions. Many have criticized President
Barack Obama for insisting on health care as a require-
ment for all U.S. citizens. Republicans call it down right
"unconstitutional." But as more Blacks die prematurely
from illnesses that could have been made manageable
with the proper medication or turn to emergency rooms
as their only source of "private physicians," it is evident
that something must be done and soon. Health care
should be available for all-citizens. And income should
not be the factor that eliminates millions from the regu-
lar care of a physician, or longer lives.

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M BY EUGENE ROBINSON eugenerobinson@'washingtonpost corn

Mitt Romney's pants are surely on fire

There are those who tell the
truth. There are those who dis-
tort the truth. And then there's
Mitt Romney. Every political
campaign exaggerates and dis-
sembles. This practice may not
be admirable it's surely one
reason so many Americans are
disenchanted with politics but
it's something we've all come to
expect. Candidates claim the
right to make any boast or accu-
sation as long as there's a kernel
of veracity in there somewhere.
Even by this lax standard, Rom-
ney too often fails. Not to put too
fine a point on it, he lies. Quite
a bit. "Since President Obama
assumed office three years ago,
federal spending has accelerated
at a pace without precedent in
recent history," Romney claims
on his campaign website. This
is utterly false. The truth is that
spending has slowed markedly
under Obama.
Citing figures from the Of-
fice of Management and Budget

and the Congressional Budget
Office, MarketWatch concluded
that "there has been no huge
increase in spending under the
current president, despite what
you hear."
Quite the contrary: Spending
has increased at a yearly rate of
only 1.4 percent during Obama's
tenure, even if you include some

percent; in his second term, the
annual rise averaged 8.1 percent.
Reagan comes next, in terms of
profligacy, followed by George H.
W. Bush, Bill Clinton and finally
Obama, the thriftiest of them all.
The MarketWatch analysis
was re-analyzed by the nonpar-
tisan watchdogs at Politifact who
found it "mostly true" adding

iting figures from the Office of Management and Budget
and the Congressional Budget Office, MarketWatch con-
cluded that "there has been no huge increase in spend-
ing under the current president, despite what you hear."

stimulus spending (in the 2009
fiscal year) that technically
should be attributed to George
W. Bush. This is by far the small-
est I repeat, srmn-lle-i in-
crease in spending of any recent
president. In Bush's first term,
by contrast, federal spending in-
creased at an annual rate of 7.3

the qualifier because some of
the restraint in spending under
Obama "was fueled by demands
from congressional Republi-
cans." Duly noted, and if Rom-
ney wants to claim credit for
the GOP, he's free to do so. But
he's not free to say that "federal
spending has accelerated" under

Obama, because aii, -.., .
look at it, that's a lie.
Another example: "(Obama)
went around the Middle East and
apologized for America," Romney
said in March. "You know, in-
stead of apologizing for America
he should have stood up and said
that as the president of the U.S.
we all take credit for the great-
ness of this country." That's two
lies for the price of one. Obama
did not, in fact, go around the
Middle East, or anywhere else,
apologizing for America. And he
did, on many occasions, trumpet
American greatness and excep-
I could go on and on, from
Romney's charge that Obama
is guilty of "appeasement" (ask
Osama bin Laden) to claims of
his job-creating prowess at Bain
Capital. He seems to believe vot-
ers are too dumb to discover
what the facts really are or too
jaded to care. On both counts, I


Why do Republicans challenge wil tuile iace card? *

I would like you to do me a
favor. We all know Republi-
cans. In fact, you may be a
Republican. So, here is my
request. The next time you
have a discussion with a
Republican friend of yours,
or if you are a Republican
- ask them a question for
me: Why do the Republicans
keep falling back on the race
card in challenging President
Don't get me wrong. I am
not suggesting that the presi-
dent should not be criticized.
In fact, I regularly criticize his
policies in my commentaries.
No, I am talking about some-
thing very different. I am
asking, why do Republican-
aligned groups regularly play
with the race card? Or, per-
haps I should go further and
ask, even when they do not
play the race card, why are

they all too often silent when
the race card gets played?
Let's take a look at the
birther movement, the move-
ment that has suggested that
President Obama was not
born in the U.S. The birther
movement has nothing to do
with the location of Obama's

featured in the the wave of
Republican-backed efforts to
suppress the vote, everyone
with an IQ of more than 10
knows that the objective is
to suppress the pro-Obama
vote. While this suppression
is being done in the name of
fighting voter fraud, the per-

To be honest, I am tired of running across Black Republi-
cans who, for whatever reason, would rather ignore such
shenanigans and pretend that those tactics don't really
have to do with race ...

birth, but it has everything
to do with a segment of the
white population that feels
that a Black person, born
anywhere on this planet (re-
gardless of parentage) should
be ineligible to be president.
Voter suppression is an-
other issue. Though Presi-
dent Obama's name is not

petrators of this charade can-
not demonstrate any signifi-
cant voter fraud that needs
to be addressed. Yet their an-
tics are clearly being aimed
at making it that much more
difficult for the Democratic
electorate, including but not
limited to Blacks, to get out
to vote.

Then we come
to the discussions among the
so-called SuperPACs, these
monstrosities that have been
formed, as a result of the Su-
preme Court's go-ahead in
the Citizens United case that
permits massive expendi-
tures in elections that focuses
on white fear. To borrow from
the old album by the group
Public Enemy, these Republi-
cans are playing on the white
fear of a 'Black planet.'
To be honest, I am tired
of running across Black Re-
publicans who, for whatever
reason, would rather ignore
such shenanigans and pre-
tend that those tactics don't
really have to do with race
and don't really speak to how
the Republican Party views
its small Black constituency,
including them. They should
be ashamed.

BY' JULIA[ JlE Fv1ALVEAUJX, f jiJPA Columnist

Give Black youth more than Disney trip

When you leave the U.S., you'll
often find "cultural tourism," or
the opportunity to enjoy a cul-
ture and also purchase trinkets
or more substantial items in
markets around the world. Dur-
ing my recent trip to Peru, I had
the opportunity to buy genuine
baby alpaca scarves, shawls and
even a coat. We also had an ex-
ample of cultural tourism, per-
haps at its worst, when we went
to a village off the Amazon River
and were allowed to go into a
family's home to "see how they
The cultural tourism in Peru
got me to thinking about what
we offer in the U.S. With the
building of the King Monument
in Washington, D.C., along with
the city's many other attractions,
including the Frederick Doug-
lass Museum, the Museum of
African Art, the Native American
Museum, Howard University,
the new Howard Theatre and so
much more, Washington ought
to be a prime location for Black
cultural tourism. Never mind
that chocolate city has turned
neopolitan, it's not yet chocolate

chip and the presence of Black
culture is strong
There are Black heritage and
history museums all around
the country museums that

no inherent objection to Disney
World, or at least none that I
will go into in this space. How-
ever, young people are often ex-
posed to amusement parks and

he cultural tourism in Peru got me to thinking about what
we offer in the U.S. With the building of the King Monu-
ment in Washington, D.C., along with the city's many
other attractions ...

did not exist half a century ago.
They all are important and stun-
ning enough to visit, including
the Birmingham Museum of
Civil Rights, the International
Civil Rights Museum in Greens-
boro, N.C., the Charles H. Wright
Museum of African American
History in Detroit and many
more. Apart from museums,
many cities offer rich opportuni-
ties to explore Black history, and
to provide children with both
context and education.
I was motivated to write this
column when a friend shared
that she plans to take her two
grandchildren to Disney World
in Florida this summer. I have

far less frequently exposed to
our history. Thus, a young white
boy felt okay about a tribute to
Dr. Martin Luther King that in-
cluded wearing blackface. What

was he thinking? '.''! I-r -.. -. I,.-
parents thinking? Their actions
were a result of cultural igno-
rance and a lack of knowledge
about history.
Similarly, young Blacks show
a singular lack of knowledge
when they bandy the "n" word
about. Sure, some say they do it
to remove the historical stigma
of a word that has been used
to denigrate our people. How-
ever, from my perspective, it of-
fers ignorant whites, who relish
use of the racial slur anyway, to
question why Black people can
use the word while white people

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- BY ROGER CALDWELL, Miami Times contributor, let38@bellsouth.net

Scott must focus on Florida businesses

When I first heard that Gov-
ernor Rick Scott had taken
five international, trips around
the world, I got nervous. With
Florida cutting back on every-
thing, I thought, who is pay-
ing for these trips? I knew that
these trips were expensive and
there was no way that the Flor-
ida Legislature would approve
funding for these trips. As I
did my research, I found out
that Enterprise Florida pays
the bills for these trips. There
also is a charge to the different
companies that go on the trips,
and their cost is $1,000 per
person to register, plus travel
and lodging. Now I was feeling
pretty good, because I felt that
Enterprise Florida was the
economic development organi-
zation for the State of Florida,
and the financing of these trips
were not being funded by tax-
payer's money.
Then I realized that Enter-
prise Florida was a public-

private partnership, and they
will receive $16 million dollars
from the Florida Legislature.
This state organization has
also funneled millions dollars
of taxpayer's money into pri-
vate businesses and the infor-
mation is kept secret from the

contracts worth $1.7 billion
since 1995, with businesses
promising to create 225,000
jobs. In reality, the companies
created only about a third of
those jobs. The question be-
comes, "What happened to all
the money?"

Integrity Florida is a watchdog organization in the state that
is accusing Enterprise Florida of having conflicts of interest
and secrecy. Last year, state data showed that Florida has
signed incentives contracts worth $1.7 billion since 1995 ...

public. There is a 61-member
board and many of the compa-
nies that sit on the board have
benefited from the large incen-
tive packages.
Integrity Florida is a watch-
dog organization in the state
that is accusing Enterprise
Florida of having conflicts
of interest and secrecy. Last
year, state data showed that
Florida has signed incentives

Florida lawmakers are begin-
ning to ask for more informa-
tion and while Enterprise Flor-
ida released a report, but the
numbers were not clear. Scott,
who is an appointed member
on the Enterprise board, and
on the executive committee
said, "Transparency is key,
but confidentiality is a crucial
part of the business world."
The governor has taken five

international trade missions
to Panama, Israel, Brazil,
Canada, and most recently
to Spain. He takes a delega-
tion of business and political
leaders and they have discus-
sions with the political leaders
of other countries, hoping to
entice them and their compa-
nies to do business in Florida.
It is very difficult to establish
if these missions are benefiting
Floridians and if foreign com-
panies reinvest their profits
back in the state of Florida.
Many minority organiza-
tions believe that a portion of
the money spent on incentive
packages, should be direct-
ed to low-income communi-
ties. Florida needs to invest
at home and provide start-up
capital for innovative compa-
nies and organizations in their
own communities.
Roger Caldwell is the CEO
of On Point Media Group in Or-

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Black veterans are still being overlooked -
As we memorialized and paid grip on nearly all of the Armed Americans who served in the In addition to -_he ad mnirs-
tribute to all of our fallen heroes Forces at the time of World War Armed Forces (15.5 percent) is tration's strategies to provid-
on this year's Memorial Day, it II, the bravery of the Tuskegee more than double that of white ing jobs, we must fully pre-
is important to embrace those Airmen as the first all-Black persons (7.7 percent). We must pare soldiers for their return
soldiers who have been histori- fighter pilot group should be do better to guarantee that to civilian life in today's chal-
cally overlooked. Black soldiers forever remembered. But until the. needs of all our return- lenging job market. Memorial
have fought and died in every President Harry S. Truman is- ing veterans will be properly Day signifies more than the
American war, both. abroad sued Executive Order 9981 in addressed, regardless of race. last Monday in May. This day

and domestic. Throughout his-
S- tory, they have demonstrated
courage and valor in the face
P of discrimination and preju-
dice. It is our patriotic duty to
admire their resolve and honor
their unwavering dedication
to service. Historians consider
Crispus Attucks, a Black pa-
triot at the time of the Revo-
lutionary War, to be the first
American to give his life for
our country. All-Black infantry
9ce? units were a significant force
ce contributing to the Northern
states winning the Civil War
and thus, unifying the nation.
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KEss coach laws still held an oppressive69
laws still held an oppressive
ress coach

Throughout history, they have demonstrated courage and
valor in the face of discrimination and prejudice. It is our
patriotic duty to admire their resolve and honor their un-
wavering dedication to service.

1948, the Armed Forces were
still highly segregated.
While much progress has
been made in integrating to-
day's Armed Forces, social in-
equality still persists among
the Black veterans community.
According to the Bureau of La-
bor Statistic's 2011 annual av-
erages, the unemployment per-
centage of 18 and over Black

These valiant Americans have
given and risked too much to
arrive home and fail to gain
adequate employment, educa-
tional, or medical benefits. As
a veteran who earned stripes
in the Korean War, I can per-
sonally appreciate our presi-
dent's continued dedication to
our nation's honorable veter-

exists to honor all Americans
who have served and fallen
in service to the greatest na-
tion in the world. Memorial
Day continues to be one of our
country's proudest traditions
because it is fundamentally
within the American character
to honor and observe the brav-
ery of soldiers that have paid
the ultimate sacrifice. Blacks
Americans are as much a part
of this tradition as any other
race. Those Black heroes have
given their lives to ensure that
the rights and freedoms of the
American people are protected.
We salute them, today and al-

Well, my children are covered
by the health
insurance of-
fered by the
Department of ;
Children and '''
Families. I
don't have any
health insur- .-
ance. But I'm &
actually more
worried about not having burial
insurance. Without burial in-
surance today, you can't have a
proper funeral.

Liberty City, retired Miami-Dade
Transit worker

Yes because it came with my
retirement ..i
package from
Transit and
I needed it. I
have health
problems in-
cluding hav-
ing high blood

Miami, event planner

Yes because it's offered
through my
job. But before
I began work-
ing for them,
I didn't have
any health -
insurance be-
cause it was
too costly. In-
stead I only
went to the doctor for emergen-
cy care, not for preventive ser-
vices. Or I would seek out low
cost care providers like Planned

I have Medicare because of
my age and -
I'm so glad '
that I do have
it because
that's the only
health insur-
ance that I
have. I hope
doesn't mess with the budget
for Medicare and force them to
cut services for preventive and
ordinary care.

Atlanta, office manager

Yes, I have health insurance
because I have
children and I
need to make
sure that I .-
am healthy
enough to take
care of them. .
Plus, the chil- ,..
dren needed
health insurance so I had to
make sure they were covered

Miami Gardens, marketing consultant

No, I don't have health insur-
ance. I just
founded my
own company, .
Monsoon Mar-
keting Con-
sulting Group,
which helps
with brand- I
ing, public relations and graph-
ic design for small and medium
businesses. So most of our prof-
its are funneled right back into
the business for operating ex-

SPIBl b0pO

Miami Beach officials are
lauding the fact that fewer
calls [602] were made this
year for police assistance
during last weekend's Ur-
ban Beach Weekend and that
there were no fatalities. That's
great news. But the elephant
that still seems to be hiding
in the room is the issue of too
many Black hip-hop heads
hanging out on South Flori-
da's pristine shores. Perhaps

Beach officials need to revisit
the possibility of creating an
ad hoc group like the Miami
Beach Black Host Commit-
tee that was initiated during
the tenure of former Miami
Beach Mayor David Dermer.
After all, this should be about
Blacks having the same op-
portunity to enjoy themselves
as whites without being made
to feel like they're criminals
because of the color of their

skin or the music they prefer.
******** **
None of the candidates that
are part of Miami billionaire
Norman Braman's slate have
said much since it was first
announced that challengers
will take on incumbents that
include County Commission-
ers Barbara Jordan, Dennis
Moss and Audrey Edmonson.
But one thing is for certain
- we are witnessing a signifi-

cant change in the dynamics
of county elections. It remains
to be seen whether the chal-
lengers, including Shirley
Gibson and Allison Austin,
will find themselves beholden
to Mr. Braman somewhere
down the line. We're hoping
that this will not be the case.
Having more candidates from
which to chose is a plus -
but not if they are serving as
puppets to a powerful master.

What our readers are saying online
The Miami Times encourages ing outside of the word of God Comment on "Overtown se- I believe in a better to
discussion and dialogue. Here caused HIV/AIDS and death. niors storm City Hall" and a brighter future
are some of the things people Gays have not seen discrimi- I am really disappointed with area. It's just sad that c
have recently said about of our nation compared to Blacks so how Overtown is being treated. ernment has turned th<
stories. Voice your opinion by there is no comparison. The I own a home on 20th Street in on us taxpayers Isis
leaving comments on our web- same-sex lifestyle is immoral the St. Agnes Villas and I had May 22nd

site, Facebook or Twitter.
Comment on "Equal oppor-
tunity for gay community"
I am not against gay people
or any other people because
Christ died for all. But God's
word is true and the way God
says things should go. Liv-

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and hurts the family and so-
ciety ... Obama wants the gov-
ernment to tell you what to do
but not God. He does not sup-
port religion. It will cost him at
the polls because I am going to
vote for Romney. Linda Sim-
mons, May 19th

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disgrace, they seem to have left
the homeowners here to die or
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moving. I have a good job and
could easily move, but I won't.

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Edmonson celebrates

an Flag Day in Little Haiti

Vice Chairwoman Audrey M.
Edmonson celebrated Haitian
Flag Day at "Big Night in Little
Haiti" held May 18 at the Little
aiti Cultural Center. The fes-
tivities featured art exhib-
its, T-Vice in concert,
anba Zao, the "Father
of Haitian Roots" and

other amenities. The event was
sponsored in cooperation with
the Haitian Consulate in Miami.
Pictured are Raynald Louis, State
Attorney's Office (l-r); Vice Chair-
woman Audrey M. Edmonson;
and Yvans R. Morriseau, Com-
munity Relations for Miami Dade

Sen. Rubio

pushes limited


By William E. Gibson

before he unveils the details.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio s com-
promise proposal to legalize
the children of undocumented
immigrants is drawing politi-
cal attacks from the right and
deep skepticism from the left.
The Florida Republican's
plunge into the explosive
politics of immigration has
sparked admiration from
some undocumented young
people, who welcome his
promised attempt to help
them Ltve and work here
legally without encouraging
more illegal migrations.
But politically. Rubio
faces a minefield Some of the
harshest attacks came this
week from conservative radio
broadcasters who gathered in
Washington from South Flor-
ida and across the country -
in a radio blit? dubbed "Hold
Then Feet to the Fire' to
demand tougher immigration
enforcement at borders and
work sites.

"I think it's a sham," said
Joyce Kaufman, a West Palm
Beach conservative talk show
host about Rubio s fledgling
I think Senator Rubio
has been the victim of body-
snatching by groups that
would tr- to provide a back
door to citizenship,' Kaufman
said between broadcasts. 'He
promised me in my studio
that that wasn't going to
happen. When he got to the
national level, immigration
was going to be controlled. He
was going to stay firm.

Moss praises winners of Clean

Up & Green Up poster contest
Hundreds of students at the Tuesday, May 15th were displayed at the Miami- her students won the contest.
throughout Miami-Dade County Commission meeting Dade County Youth Fair & Ex- Pictured are: Commissionei
County vied to win the 8th by Commissioner Dennis C. position and the Miami-Dade Dennis C. Moss (1-r); contest
Annual Clean Up & Green Up Moss, who chairs the Coun- County Public School Board winner Ana Corina Valencia:
Poster Contest, a competition ty's Community Image Advi- building. Commissioner Jose "Pepe'
in which students submit post- sory Board (CIAB). The CIAB "It's important to instill a Diaz, Ana's mother; Commis-
er artwork asking residents to organizes the contest every sense of community pride in sioner Jean Monestime; and
keep our community beauti- year, displaying the winning these youngsters, who really Vice Chairwoman Audrey M
ful. The winners of this year's artwork around Miami-Dade. show a love for keeping Miami- Edmonson
poster contest were recognized This year, the selected posters Dade clean in their artwork,"

Lofty hopes are riding on SpaceX

By Dan Vergano

More hurdles are ahead, but the
launch of the private SpaceX rock-
et is sparking hopes of a revitalized
U.S. space effort following its suc-
cessful blastoff to deliver cargo to
the International Space Station.
The spacecraft, carrying the
Dragon cargo capsule atop a Fal-
con 9 rocket, took off in the early-
morning hours Tuesday into an
orbit 185 miles high. Its aim is the
first rendezvous of a commercial
spacecraft with the space station.
It was the third successful launch
of the rocket for the Hawthorne,

Calif.-based SpaceX, although the
launch had been delayed several
times in the past four months.
"Tremendous elation," said
SpaceX chief Elon Musk at a news
conference after the launch. "A lot
of hopes were riding on that rock-
Those hopes include SpaceX
successfully berthing with the

space station, proving that the pri-
,vate firm can start cargo deliveries
there, as part of a $1.6billion con-
tract with NASA. The Obama ad-
ministration has staked its space
plans on commercial firms resup-
plying the space station this way,
freeing the space agency to pursue
rockets aimed at asteroid or moon

Chaka Khan to perform

Whitney Houston tribute
Grammy-award winning singer Chaka Khan will perform a
tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Apollo Theater's gala
and au ards ceremony.
The historic theater confirmed Fnday that the -I Feel for You"
singer will perform in her friend's memory .
Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into
the theater's hall of fame during the June 4 gala. Soul Train
creator Don Cornelius and songwriter Nick Ashford will also be
honored posthumously.
Richie's first appearance at the theater was in the early
1970s The "Hello" singer says he's thnlled to be chosen for the
hall of fame.

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tified William Aristide, the principal of Miami Booker T.Washington High School.
The photo was actually that of his brother, Wallace Aristide, who is the principal
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The artist Frederick J. Brown, who was unafraid of grand projects, in New Orleans in 1993.

Frederick J. Brown,

painter of jazz and blues artists

By Bruce Weber

Frederick J. Brown, an Ameri-
can artist who explored the re-
lationship between music and
painting in portraits of hundreds
of jazz and blues artists, died on
May 5 at his home in Scottsdale,
Ariz. He was 67.
The cause was cancer, said his
wife, Megan.
Brown had a long and pro-
lific career producing work on
religious, historical and urban
themes in addition to his portrai-
ture. His work is represented in
the collections of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York and
the Kemper Museum of Contem-
porary Art in Kansas City, Mo.
Influenced by the German Ex-
pressionists and Abstract Expies-
sionists like Willem de Kooning,
who was his mentor for a time
(and who was the subject of one
of his most lauded portraits), Mr.

Brown occasionally painted in the
abstract mode, but he was largely
a figurative painter unafraid of
grand projects large-scale can-
vases, murals, extended series.
He was known for placing his
subjects, often African-Americans
rendered in muted tones, against
backgrounds of intense color.
"He was a painter fascinated
by abstraction but who dealt
with figuration," said Barbara
O'Brien, chief curator at the Kem-
per, where Mr. Brown's mammoth
work "The History of Art," a series
of 110 interlocking paintings de-
picting the evolution of art across
a world spectrum, is on perma-
nent display. "I would call his
style expressive realism."
. A friend of musicians from his
boyhood in Chicago and later in
the 1970s in New York City, where
his SoHo loft became a gathering
place for artists and writers as
well, Mr. Brown sought to repre-

sent musical themes throughout
his career.
Early works included a semi-
abstract portrait of the saxophon-
ist and composer Anthony Brax-
ton, a friend from high school,
and an Abstract Expressionis-
tic splatter experiment titled "In
Search of Jimi's Space," inspired
by the guitar work of Jimi Hen-
In the late 1980s Mr. Brown
began concentrating on portraits
of musicians, creating a series
that his family said eventually
numbered over more than 300
paintings. His subjects included
signature figures of 20th-century
American music, among them
Thelonious Monk, B. B. King,
Count Basie, Louis Armstrong,
Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Ray
Charles, Ornette Coleman, Lionel
Hampton and Jelly Roll Morton.
The paintings have been exhib-
ited in shows at the Kemper, the

Studio Museum in Harlem, the
New Orleans Museum of Art, the
National Portrait Gallery at the
Smithsonian Institution and else-
where. He once described his in-
tention in painting as "trying to be
as lyrical as possible, as smooth
as Smokey Robinson."
Frederick James Brown was
born on Feb. 6, 1945, in Greens-
boro, Ga., and grew up on Chica-
go's South Side. His father is said
by some sources to have run a
shoeshine establishment, though
his wife said she was not sure
that that was so. His mother
worked in a pastry shop, where
she was known for cake decorat-
ing. Musicians like the bluesmen
Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters
were family friends.
Initially interested in archi-
tecture, Brown graduated from
Southern Illinois University,
where he turned to painting and
art history. He traveled in Eu-

-The Studio Museum in Harlem
"De Kooning" by Frederick J. Brown; though mostly a figurative
painter, Mr. Brown was initially influenced by abstraction.

rope before moving to New York
City in 1970. For a time in the
1980s he lived in China, where
he taught in Beijing at the Cen-
tral College of Fine Arts and
Crafts, a sojourn that ended with
a retrospective of his work at the
Museum of the Chinese Revolu-
tion (now the National Museum
of China) in Tiananmen Square.
In addition to his wife, the for-
mer Megan Bowman, whom he
married in 1979, Mr. Brown is
survived by a brother, Anthony;

a sister, Edwina; a son, Bentley;
and a daughter, Sebastienne.
Mr. Brown, who called music
"the catalyst for much of what
I do" and who often worked on
a portrait while listening to the
subject's music, described him-
self as a kind of sensualist.
Painters are "people who love
paint," he said in an interview on
the Web site of the Smithsonian
American Art Museum. "Love to
have it on them, love the feeling
of it, love to touch it afterward."

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Stafford says Republicans "up to old tricks"

7,000 FELONS
continued from 1A

Charlie Crist. Scott pushed
through legislation that has
made it more difficult for ex-
felons to regain their voting
rights. Now, they must be
crime-free for five years before
they can petition the state to
regain their civil rights. Scott's
spokesman, Brian Burgess,
says felons must be removed
from the rolls regardless of their
backgrounds. But a closer look
at the numbers indicates that
background plays a significant
if not ominous role in who's be-
ing taken off the rolls.

Election supervisors and
state officials have long posited
that the state's purging process
has nothing to do with race or
party affiliation. But a closer
look at the data offers a con-

flicting view. Blacks are
overwhelmingly mem-
bers of the Democratic
Party. Democrats ac-
count for 51.2 percent
of those purged while
Republicans make up
only 17.39 percent.
When it comes to race,
2,956 Blacks were
eliminated from the




rolls (42.63 percent) vs. 3,018
whites (43.52 percent. Hispan-
ics accounted for 8.77 per-
cent or 608 voters. But when
one considers that Blacks in
Florida make up 44 percent
of the state prison population
but only account for 16 per-
cent of the state's population,
one has to wonder if certain de-
mographic groups, particularly
Blacks, are being targeted.
"The Republicans are up to
their old tricks again," said
State Representative Cynthia
Stafford. "They did this recent-
ly in 2000 and back then some

voters were purged that
were actually eligible
to vote. Sometimes it's
names that appear to
be targeted, like Shen-
ita or Shequita. It's not
that we don't want clean
and accurate voting
but the history of this
state shows that purg-
ing has not been done

fairly or justly in the past. And
once again, it's. Blacks that are
losing out the most. It's wrong
to take away people's civil and
legal rights after they've paid
their dues to society."
Desmond Meade, president
of the Florida Rights Resto-
ration Coalition, says entire
communities are being wiped
out of existence with the purg-
ing of voting rolls.
"When you focus on the
rights of one person, you
sometimes forget to look at the
bigger picture," he said. "Giv-
en the disproportionate num-

ber of Blacks in prison who
are now 'returning citizens'
[he refuses to use the term ex-
felons which he says is a nega-
tive label], when we allow for
these purging schemes, it's in-
evitable that entire Black com-
munities are losing their polit-
ical voice. They are becoming a
political non-factor. Commis-
sioners still listen to 'returning
citizens' because those jobs
[city and county commission]
are tied directly to the com-
munity. But when you look at
folks like state representatives
or state senators, even school
systems and public parks,
voters sway the decisions of
the office holders. Why fund
a park or help a school where
most of the people cannot
vote? They can't keep you in
office anyway. Those who live
in such communities that can
vote find themselves and their
needs being ignored more and

Haitians want kinds of rights given to Cubans

continued from 1A

Women of Miami. "He has re-
fused to give Haitians equal
treatment. Haitians voted en
masse for President Obama.
They really thought that the
long-standing discrimination
would end with his administra-
tion; we're sad to report the con-

In 2007, the Department of
Homeland Security launched
the Cuban Family Reunification
Program. The program offers lo-
cal Cuban citizens or residents
with family-based immigrant
visa petitions to give their ben-
eficiary family members in Cuba

a chance to come to the U.S.
While Homeland Security has
approved 112,000 beneficiaries
of family-based visa petitions
in Haiti they still remain on a
waiting list and in Haiti.
Joseph Champagne, mayor of
South Toms River, New Jersey
and the chairman of NHAEON,
said he will continue to fight for
the cause.
"As long as Haitians and Hai-
tian Americans unite and con-
tinue to exert pressure on the
Obama Administration, I am
very optimistic," he said. "At
some point the President and
his representatives will have
to at least give an honorable
mention and ultimately provide
the reunification program. We
won't let go of this issue until
someone says 'yes' or 'no.' We

want someone to dignify us
with a response."
Pierre says he hopes to see
more supporters willing to con-
tact the President and urge
him to aide his fellow Haitians
- many of whom have yet to
recover from the massive earth-
quake in 2010.
"I truly believe that a grant of
family reunification will benefit
both the U.S and Haiti," Pierre
said. "To begin with, it would
allow for greater remittances to
be sent to aid Haiti's recovery.
Secondly, there will be no risk
of maritime migration to the
Champagne said he has draft-
ed letters and forwarded them
to members of the Obama Ad-
ministration requesting them
to address the reunification

program and to minimize the
deportation of Haitians. He said
he has yet to get a response.
According to the latest cen-
sus in 2008, there are 546,000
foreign-born Haitians in the
U.S. Forty-eight percent of
them are naturalized citizens.
Between 2000 and 2008, close
to 200,000 Haitians were given
permanent residence or green
cards. These numbers exclude
guest workers and foreign stu-
Florida is one of the top states
for Haitian-immigrant settle-
ment at 251,963 Haitians or 46
percent. Other states following
behind include: New York, 25
percent; New Jersey, 8 percent;
Massachusetts, 7 percent; and
Georgia and Maryland, both 2

Champion: Beaten with sticks

continued frbm 1A

punches. Last week, witnesses
added that those punches and
kicks were accompanied by blows
with drumsticks and mallets.
After the beating, Champion
collapsed on the bus and was pro-
nounced dead a short time later.
He was a first-year drum major.
Police currently hold more than
2,000 pages of interviews with de-

fendants and witnesses who were
on board the bus that day.
In other related news, last Fri-
day, an Orlando judge denied .a
motion by The Associated Press
and the Orlando Sentinel to re-
lease probable cause affidavits
used to arrest the 13 defendants
charged in Champion's death. Of-
ficials say their refusal is based
on the fact that said records are
part of an ongoing criminal inves-

Mitt Romney falters in public education banter

continued from 1A

educational opportunity. It's the
alternative many Republicans
hawk in response to demands
for a stepped up campaign to
fix, not abandon, failing public
schools. It's the code words of
politicians who offer some chil-
dren an escape hatch out of
troubled schools, while leaving
many others behind.
Parental choice is the fool's
gold of education reform. Ar-
guing for parental choice is the
low-cost plan Romney hopes
will win him an incremental in-
crease in support from blacks,
who overwhelmingly vote Dem-

ocratic, but whose children are
more likely to be trapped in an
underperforming public school.
That won't work.
Black voters aren't that eas-
ily swayed. They know im-
proved educational opportuni-
ty requires high-cost solutions
such as smaller class sizes
and an expansion of Head
Start, the federally funded pro-
gram that jumpstarts learn-
ing among preschool children
from low-income families. But
Romney discounts the educa-
tional value of smaller classes
and made no mention of the
need for a beefed up Head
Start in his education policy


Annual Blue and Gold Dance

THEME: The West Goes West

Hialeah Race Track
2200 E. 4th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33013
July 7 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

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So while the frustration of
many black parents with chil-
dren in public schools may
be the Achilles' heel of Black

support for Obama's re-elec-
tion, Romney's education plan
doesn't have the killing force of
an arrow from Paris' bow.

Has calm finally settled

over Urban Beach event?

continued from 1A

police presence and a change
in strategies. Based on num-
bers released on Monday, po-
lice arrested 321 people dur-
ing the weekend, compared
to 332 during the same time
frame last year. There were
also 600 less emergency calls
made this year. Some of the
new policies used to curtail
crime and violence included:
DUI checkpoints, license plate
scanners, street closures'and
police being deployed in pairs
and stationed on street cor-
The smaller crowds may also
have been due to some of the
mostly-Black visitors going to
Bayfront Park in downtown
Miami instead. Sunday was
the scheduled day for the an-
nual Best of the Best concert -
an all-day affair that features
some of the top reggae artists in
the world. The concert, which
lasted late into the night, fea-
tured artists like: Shaggy, Fat
Joe, Marcia Griffiths and Funk
Master Flex. Jamaica, the self-

appointed home of reggae, was
prominently featured through
its music at this year's .Best of
the Best celebration. Jamaica
is also marking its 50th anni-
versary of independence [Au-
gust 6, 1962] later this sum-

In a more tragic and bizarre
incident, the.MacArthur Cause-
way was temporarily shut down
last Saturday not because of
hip-hop aficionados, but due
to reports of a naked man at-
tempting to eat another man's
face. The attacker, identified as
Rudy Eugene, 31, ripped the
skin off of his victim's face, bit
his nose and gouged out his
eyes. Eugene ignored the police
and kept chewing on the man,
even after being shot. He was
shot several more times and
eventually killed. The victim,
still in extremely critical con-
dition, has been identified as
65-year-old Ronald Poppo. Of-
ficials have so far been unable
to determine what caused Eu-
gene to go on his rampage.

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By Kaila Heard
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The affirming lyrics and melodies of spirituals,
hymns, and carols performed by The Broward
Gospel Announcers Guild will fill the halls of the
African Amencan Research Library and Cultural
Center at the '1940s Gospel Fest' on Saturday,

June 2nd. The concert is a musical tribute to
the Ft. Lauderdale's library's year-long tribute
to the "Fabulous Forties on the Avenue."
In honor of the decade, the Broward guild
will be performing songs popularized by art-
ists such as Mahalia Jackson, The Caravans,
Thomas Dorsey, Shirley Caesar and the Dixie
Please turn to GOSPEL 8B

Church pledges to percent

of offerings to community

By Kaila Heard
Traditionally, when its refer-
ring to churches, the figure of
10 percent refers to how much
of an individual's income they
are required to give back to the
Yet the Miami Gardens-based
Immanuel Temple has expand-
ed that concept by promising
to donate 10 percent of the
church's proceeds to charitable
According to Immanuel Tem-
ple's founder and senior pastor,
Rev. John F. White, the church
is tithingg back to the commu-
"For me, it is a mandate from
God to spread the love of .Jesus
Christ in a tangible 'wa', and
this is our effort to do that."
White explained.
Immanuel Temple held it in-
augural service on Easter Sun-
day, April 8th at the auditorium
of the Carol City Senior High
School. The church continues
to meet at the high school and
White estimates that the-v ha\e
over 300 members alread..
To ensure that the chur.:h
meets its 10 percent donation
goals, Immanuel Temple re-

lies upon a budget that allots
roughly 15 percent of all pro-
ceeds are to be saved, 85 per-
cent are to be used for the oper-
ating budget and the remaining
10 percent is for charitable do-
Pamela Hines, was one of the
church's first members, praised
Immanuel Temple's "commu-
nity tithing" policy.
I am very honored to be apart
of a congregation that gives
back," she said. "Most church-
es take and give nothing to the
surrounding community where
they are located and in that
alone Immanuel Temple will be
different "
To ensure that there is
transparency. White says that
church leaders \'.ll report the
budget to the entire church in
quarter% meetings.
Recently,. the church had do-
nated $1000 each to three local
According to White, "Our
next effort is here ve're go-
ing to bui school uniforms for
2 100 kids w\ho ..re on free andd
reduced lunch '. hi go to Gold-
en Glades Elementar. School.
Parkva, Eleriientar, Sc:hool.
Scott Lake Elernernt.ar and Na-
than B Y':,ung Elementar' "

At 2011's Emancipation Day celebration, community leaders and performance art groups
came together at Old Dillard Museum to honor the holiday and other cultures.


comes to Old

Dillard Museum

By Kaila Heard
kheard@ miamitimesonline.com

Technically, the document that ended slavery and
freed all of the slaves was signed by President Abra-
ham Lincoln on Jan., 1. 1863.
Yet it was not until more than two years later that the
proclamation's u words were finally read in Tallahassee. Now
known as "20-SomenMay," various organizations and festivi-
ties throughout Florida celebrate the state's Emancipation
Last Saturday, May 20th, the Old Dillard Museum in Ft.
Lauderdale held their annual mini-festival in honor of the holi
Among the featured acts were performances by the Venus
Rising Drum and Dance Ensemble, the Dillard High School
Jazz Ensemble, jazz guitarist Sherman Hunter and the Chil-
dren of Kuumba.
The museum also exhibited a timeline displaying the actual
abolition of slavery among varying states and foreign coun-
tries as well.
The news of the Emancipation Proclamation was an-
nounced in downtown Tallahassee at the present-day site
of the Knott house on May 20th, 1865. But why did
Please turn to EMANCIPATION 8B


New ministry reaches out

to unchurched community

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Pastor Daisy Bailey had known -
for a '..hile that she should found A
her ovi. n ministry, yet she kept dela--
ing iher ailing. The 64-year-old minister
had pre' -ously served in various capacities
In- her home churches including an as-
sociate and assistant pastorship.
She was content until one da. it
dawned on her to ask. "l hi.
are you always doing
other people's
ministry v. hen
you can do your
Firn.illy, she founded
Sthe All1 Things Common
(A.T.C.) New Life Chris-
ian Church on October
12th, 2011.
According to the minister,
"lost people think that their new
life tith Christ :,'. comes after they die,
but I'm trying to teach the people that you can
ha'.e that life here and ino'.
Before the first service '.as ever held, Bailey knew
%Iwhat exact tl, the isio,n Ior her church would be.
Pleasre turn to BAILEY 8B






A Mission With A New
Beginning Women's De-
partment will be celebrat-
ing their Annual Women's
Conference starting June
7th-8th, 7:30 p.m. nightly
and climaxing on Sunday,
June 10th with an 11:15
morning service.

Set Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ
of the Apostolic Faith
Church, Inc. offers per-
sonal, bereavement sup-
port to all bereaved fami-
lies, significant others, and
friends. The death can be
recent or in the past. For
more information, please
call 786-488-2108.

The Appointed Gos-
pel Singers of Miami are
celebrating their 12th anni-
versary on June 3rd at 7:30
p.m. at Miami Gardens' El
Palacio Hotel. For more in-
formation, call 305-525-
8145 or 786-256-2822.

Leglise Church invites
the community to their pas-
tor's ordination and installa-
tion service on June 10th at
3 p.m. For information, call

New Mount Mori-
ah Missionary Baptist
Church is hosting a sum-
mer baton twirling camp
and tuition is free for the

first 25 registrants. For
more information, call 786-

Second Chance Evan-
gelistic and Deliverance
Ministries, Inc. is hosting
a revival May 31st and June
1st, 7:30 p.m. nightly. For
information, call 786-355-

Greater Holy Cross
Baptist Church is hosting
a Gospel Extravaganza on
June 10th. For information,
call 305-332-2402 or 954-

Bright Morning Star
Freewill Baptist Church
invites everyone to their
Sunday worship services at
11 a.m. and to their Bible
study class every Tuesday
at 7:30 p.m. For more in-
formation, please call 305-

Grace and Truth Out-
reach Ministries invites
the community to their first
Liberty Fest on August 18th.
For more information, call
305-297-7041 or 786-278-

Speaking Hands Min-
istry is now accepting ap-
plications for their "Camp
Hands: Sigh Language
Camp" for 8 to 15 year olds.
For more information, call

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Immanuel Temple
welcomes everyone to their
worship services held ev-
ery Sunday at 10 a.m. at
the Miami Carol City Senior
High School auditorium. For
more information, call 954-
674-2492 or visit www.im-

The Mattie Nottage
School of Ministry now
offers free sessions every
Saturday at 10 a.m., at
Broward College's Central
Campus Building 15, Room
102. For more Information,
call 954 237-8196 or visit

Great Crowd Minis-
tries presents South Flori-
da Gospel Festival at Amelia
Earhart Park on Saturday,
June 30th from 11 a.m.- 6
p.m. For information con-
tact Constance Koon-John-
son at 786-290-3258.

Greater Harvest Bap-
tist Church family invites
the community at large to
come worship with them.
Sunday School begins at 9
a.m. and worship service is
held from 10 a.m. to noon.

Black pastors and
ministers with earned doc-
toral degrees, please con-
tact 786-231-9820 for a
conference this summer.

Greater Harvest In-
ternational Ministries is

please to announce that
it's GHIM-Hall is now avail-
able to the public and can
be used for any organiza-
tions such as Boys/Girls
Scout, Women/Men's Group
or events like birthdays or
weddings. 786-238-3838,

New Life Family Wor-
ship Center hosts Bible
study every Wednesday at
7 p.m.

New Mount Mori-
ah Missionary Baptist
Church will host the Habi-
tat for Humanity of Greater
Miami's Homeownership
Application Meeting on the
second Saturday of every
month at 9:30 a.m. No
RSVP necessary. 305-634-

Mt. Claire Holiness
Church welcomes everyone
to their Sunday Worship
Services at 12 p.m. and to
Praise and Worship Servic-
es on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Christ's Kingdom
Life Center International
welcomes the community
to their Sunday worship
service at 10:30 a.m. and
their Bible study and Prayer
sessions on Tuesdays at 7

New Beginning
Church of Deliverance in-
vites everyone to their free
weight loss classes Satur-

days at 10 a.m., but en-
rollment is necessary. 786-

Memorial Temple
Baptist Church holds wor-
ship services nightly at 7:30
p.m. 786-873-5992.

Redemption Mission-
ary Baptist Church wel-
comes everyone to their
'Introduction to the Com-
puter' classes on Tuesdays,
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. and
Thursday, 4 p.m. 5:30
p.m. 305-770-7064, 786-

New Canaan Mission-
ary Baptist Church wel-
comes the community to
Sunday Bible School
at 9:30 a.m. followed by
Worship Services at 11 a.m.
954 981-1832.

Christ's Kingdom Life
Center International in-
vites the community to their
Sunday Praise and Worship
Service at 10:30 a.m.

Glendale Baptist
Church of Brownsville in-
vites everyone to morning
worship every Sunday at 11
a.m. and Bible Study every
Wednesday at 7 p.m. 305-

Set Free Ministries
through Jesus Christ
of the Apostolic Faith
Church, Inc. will be start-
ing a New Bereavement
Support Group beginning

Black churches welcome new Latino communities

By Jorge Rivas

Between 1970 and 1990 the
South LA area went from 80
percent Black and 9 percent-
Latino to 50.3 percent Black
and 44 percentLatino. Today,
Latinos account for about two-
thirds of the residents in the
neighborhood and the Black
churches in the area are being
forced to adapt to the changing
Churches. like the Second
Baptist Church, the host of sev-
eral N.A.A.C.P. conventions and
speeches by the Rev. Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X,
are now part of neighborhoods
that are only about 10 per-
cent Black. According to a New
York Times story published last
month many of the members
that could walk to the church
now have to listen to the Sun-
day service on local radio or
travel an hour to attend ser-
vice. And as gas prices contin-
ue to rise some Black churches
have been left with just a dozen

ter. It now runs a childcare pro-
gram for 140 Latino children
and owns and operates 110
housing units. Seventy percent

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members who attend Sunday
A story published Monday by
"Christianity Today" explores
the changing demographics
and how it's affecting Los Ange-
les' Black churches:
Historically, Black churches
have always had an active role
in their communities, but today
face the challenge of serving a
community that has a different
culture, worship style, and lan-



"Churches are not serving the
community they're located in;
[they] are emptying and becom-
ing museums of past minis-
tries," Whitlock said. "God never
intended for us to divide-there
is no Asian, Black, white, or La-
tino heaven. We have to move
away from ethnocentric places
of worship."
Black churches have re-
sponded to the demographic
change in different ways. Some
churches have relocated to the

suburbs but due to financial
reasons that is not an option
for many. Others hire bilingual
pastors and in the case of the
Second Baptist Church, they
commissioned a study on how
to integrate Latinos in to the
Christianity Today reports:
Second Baptist commissioned
a neighborhood study by the
University of Southern Califor-
nia in order to determine how to
serve its Latino neighbors bet-

Musical tribute to the 40s: History and songs

continued from 7B

Hummingbirds among others.
"Those artists changed how
gospel music was heard and
they it a more public appear-
ance," explained Lynn Brown,
the president of the Broward
Gospel Announcers Guild. Even-
tually, "gospel music was not
only embraced by the church
community but by the secular
community as well."
Yet in addition to providing
stirring renditions of popular
songs from the "Golden Age of
Gospel," the guild will also ex-
plain the historical importance
of the American genre, accord-

ing to Brown.
"I even printed a timeline with
the history of gospel music that
goes all the way back to Africa
and shows how relevant the mu-
sic is today," she said.
The elements of traditional
gospel music music is based
upon characteristics such as
call and response, improvisa-
tion, polyrhythms and percus-
sions. and its basis could be
found in the music played by
African indentured servants
who were brought to the British
colony, Jamestown, in the early
1600s, according to the Gospel
Music History Archive.
Through the centuries gospel
music began to form and distin-

guish itself as an independent
musical genre.
By the 1920s, mainstream
music companies were seeking
to appeal to Black music con-
sumers, so in addition to pro-
ducing records of jazz, blues and
ragtime, producers also record-
ed albums with Black pastors
and gospel artists.
Yet it was not until the late
1930s and early 1940s that gos-
pel music exploded in popular-
Known as the 'Golden Age of
Gospel,' performers such as Ma-
halia Jackson, the Caravans and
the Clara Ward and the Ward
Singers dominated the genre.
The 1940s Gospel Fest will

be held at the African American
Research Library and Cultural
Center, on Saturday, June 2nd,
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are
$15 to $20. For more informa-
tion, call the Guild at 954-957-

of residents are Latino.
There are 80,000 fewer
Blacks in South LA than there
were in 1990.

Pastor has own ideals

continued from 7B

"From serving under other
ministers, I found out that
some people don't care about
the souls of the people, in-
stead its just about the money
they collect," she explained.
"So I wanted my ministry to be
different because I wanted it
be about the people."
After spending years in ser-
vice at churches, Bailey has
developed her own ideals of
what a pastor should be.
"They should be a person
that stands out in leadership
and is really sincere in what's
their doing," she said. "Basi-
cally, people should know just
by listening to you talk that
you are a child of God."
For Bailey, who will be of-
ficially installed as pastor in
June, that means focusing her
outreach efforts upon former
drug addicts, homeless and
prostitutes among.other popu-
lations that are generally un-
"If you're already saying that
you're saved, then I don't have

to worry about your soul, but
I reach out to everyone to let
them know that God loves
them," she said.
Currently, the A.T.C. New
Life Christian Church meets at
the Winston Clubhouse every
Sunday morning and Wednes-
day evening for Bible study.
The small ministry attracts a
few handfuls of individuals for
But the senior pastor is un-
concerned about the minis-
try's size.
"Sometimes God wants us to
start off small, so we can ap-
preciate where we come from,"
she said.
At every service, Bailey finds
herself preaching about "win-
ning souls and teaching people
that they need to be saved."
The installation service for
Pastor Daisy Bailey will be
Sunday, June 10th at 3:30
p.m. at Greater Fellowship
Missionary Baptist Church
on 2601 NW 65th Street in
Miami. Her son and assistant
pastor, Lucas H. Bailey Sr. will
be ordained during the same

Mini festival gives holiday recognition

continued from 7B

the slaves in Florida not learn
of their freedom until years af-
The news had been delayed
due to Florida's geographical
location and population size.
By the mid-1800s, Florida's
population had grown to ap-
proximately 140,000. And of
those citizens, an estimated
63,000 were of African descent.
Once the country was fighting
the Civil War, the state proved

an invaluable resource to the
Confederacy due to its ability to
send food and supplies to the
rest of the upstart nation. But
the state's huge coastlines pre-
vented the Union Navy from im-
plementing a totally successful
blockade to prevent the trans-
port of these goods. The lack of
Union control allowed Florida
to decide to inform its slaves
and citizens about the Emanci-
pation Proclamation at its own
pace. Therefore it was not until
after more than two years that
the freedom document's words

were read by Brigadier General
Edward Moody McCook at the
present-day site of the Knott
House Museum in Tallahassee.
Now the museum is the site
of an annual commemoration
festivities that includes a reen-
actment of the reading of the
Later this summer, the Old
Dillard Museum will also honor
the more popularly recognized
emancipation holiday, June-
teenth, with commemoration
services held on June 19th be-
ginning at 6 p.m.

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on the 2nd and 4th Wednes-
days of each month from 7
p.m.- 9 p.m. 786-488-2108.

Lifeline Outreach
Ministries invites everyone
to their roundtable to dis-
cuss the Bible every Satur-
day, 6 p.m. 305-345-8146.

Join Believers Faith
Breakthrough Ministries
Int'l every Friday at 7:30
p.m. for Prophetic Break-
through Services. 561-929-
1518, 954-237-8196.

The Women's De-
partment of A Mission
With A New Beginning
Church sponsors a Com-
munity Feeding every sec-
ond Saturday of the month,
from 10 a.m. 'until all the
food has been given out.
For location and additional
details, call 786-371-3779.

New Mt. Sinai Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
welcomes the community to
their Sunday Bible School
classes at 9:30 a.m. and 11
a.m. Worship Service. 305-
635-4100, 786-552-2528.

The Heart of the City
Ministries invites everyone
to morning worship every
Sunday at 9 a.m. 305-754-

New Life Family Wor-
ship Center welcomes ev-
eryone to their Wednesday
Bible Study at 7 p.m. 305-

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dropped 30 percent to 50
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Report sparks

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Doctors should no longer
offer the PSA prostate cancer
screening test to healthy men,
because they're more likely to
be harmed by the blood draw
- and the chain of medi-
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follows than be helped,
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Even after studying more
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Panel rejects

prostate screening

save lives, according to the
U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force, a panel of doctors who
advise the government on
cancer screenings and other
ways to avoid disease.
Yet the PSA can cause
That's because the PSA,
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called prostate-specific
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men who don't actually have
cancer. Even worse, those
biopsies lead many men to be
treated for slow-growing can-
cers that never needed to be
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chairwoman Virginia Moyer,
a professor of pediatrics at
Baylor College of Medicine in
Because doctors today often
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from an aggressive one, they
end up treating most men
with prostate cancer the
same, says Otis Brawley,

chief medical officer of the
American Cancer Society,
which takes a neutral stand
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tumors can't possibly help
men, however. It only increas-
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Why PSA risk may not be worth it?

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A government panel issued
a recommendation recently
that healthy men shouldn't
be screened for prostate
cancer with the PSA test. USA
TODAY asked experts why.
Q: Why should men skip
the PSA?
SA: Men are unlikely to
be helped by the PSA, says
Virginia Moyer, a pediatri-
cian and chairwoman of the
U.S. Preventive Services Task
Force, which made the rec-
ommendation. Researchers
have found no difference in
overall survival between men
randomly assigned to get a
PSA and other men.
Q: Will the PSA still be
A: Yes. Men concerned
about prostate cancer can
still ask for the PSA, says Ian
Thompson, a urologist and
spokesman for the American
Urological Association. The
task force's recommendation
notes that doctors should
"understand the evidence
but individualize decision-
making to the specific patient
or situation," such as men
with a strong family history of
prostate cancer.
Q: Why not get a PSA just
in case it helps?
A: Because the PSA can
cause harm, Moyer says. Up
to 13 percent of men get-
ting a PSA will have a "false
alarm," in which the results
signal a possible cancer when
men are actually cancer free,
according to a review pub-
lished in October in Annals of
Internal Medicine, which the
task force used to make its
decision. Those false alarms
can lead to stress, as well as
invasive needle biopsies. Over
10 years, up to 20 percent of
men who get a PSA screening
will have a biopsy. One-third
of men who undergo biop-
sies experience pain, fever,
bleeding, infection, problems
urinating or other effects that
the men consider a "moderate
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to the task force.
Q: But doesn't early de-
tection save lives?
A: Not for all cancers,
Moyer says. Although early
detection saves lives from
cervical, breast and colorectal
tumors, there's no evidence
that finding prostate cancer
early actually saves lives.
Early detection doesn't work

for testicular cancer, either,
which has been shown to be
just as curable no matter how
it's found, Moyer says.
Early detection just doesn't
help in every case, Moyer
says: "We're all at risk for
brain tumors, but we don't
get a CT scan every day."
Q: But isn't cancer always

A: Not necessarily, says
Otis Brawley, chief medical
officer at the American Can-
cer Society. Up to 60 percent
of prostate cancers never
need to be found, because
they grow so slowly that men
are likely to die of something
e4se long before their prostate
tumor becomes a-threat.
Q: What are the risks of
treating prostate cancer?
A: Prostate cancer sur-
gery increases a man's risk
of urinary incontinence by
28 percentage points, from
21 percent among men who
didn't have surgery to 49
percent among men who had
surgery, according to the
evidence review in Annals of
Internal Medicine.
Prostate cancer surgery
increases a man's risk of
erectile dysfunction by 36
percentage points, from 45
percent among men who
haven't had surgery to 81
percent among men who have
had surgery.
Up to one in 200 men die
from prostate cancer surgery,
Moyer says.
Q: Where do other groups
stand on PSA screening?
A: The American Urological
Association, made up of the
urologists who perform pros-
tate surgery and treat other
men's health problems, still
recommends PSA screening,
along with a rectal exam, to
healthy men ages 40 or older,
if they have a life expectancy
of at least 10 years.
The American Cancer Soci-
ety emphasizes "informed de-
cision making," encouraging
men at average risk to receive
information about prostate
screening at age 50. Black
men or those with a family
history of prostate cancer
should receive information at
age 45.
The American College of
Preventive Medicine recom-
mends that doctors dis-
cuss the benefits and risks
of screening with patients
age 50 and over, and that
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By Kelly Kennedy

-mirke: trs, exploring p'osg'-
stibiitieS f:or ner.. re--'enue to
help continue the indusr L- s
remarkable growth, are look-
ing to exploit a provision in
the 2010 health care law by
persuading hospitals to send
Medicare patients into end-of-
life hospice care instead of re-
admitting them to the hospital.
Such a move, the hospice
marketers say, will enable
hospitals to avoid paying the
Medicare penalties required
by the new law when hospitals
discharge patients and then
have to readmit them within
30 days: Instead of readmit-
ting the patients, hospitals
should send them to hospice
care, which also is covered by
Medicare, according to a USA
TODAY analysis of marketing
Patients with severe heart

problems and pneumonia tend
to decline quickly and often
move in and out of hospitals,
said hospice marketing special-
ist Rich Chesney, who pro-
posed the idea.
It might be better, Chesney
said, if a hospital CEO hired
people to talk to family mem-
bers about hospice, instead of
a doctor, who is more fo-
cused on not losing a patient.
Chesney made his proposal
recently at a conference spon-
sored by the National Hospice
and Palliative Care Organiza-
tion, an industry trade group.
"If (hospices) make that part
of their business and their
revenue stream, that's sound
business," said Stan Massey,
chief marketing officer for
Transcend Hospice Market-
ing in Holland, Ohio. Massey
recently wrote a blog recom-
mending hospice marketers
talk to hospital CEOs instead
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Certain gene variants linked
to prostate cancer may make
men more susceptible to lower
urinary tract symptoms, ac-
cording to a new study. On the
other hand, a different gene
variant might protect against
those symptoms, the study
Researchers from the Fein-
berg School of Medicine at
Northwestern University in
Chicago identified 38 genetic
sequence variants linked to
prostate cancer risk in nearly
2,000 healthy, white men
enrolled in a prostate cancer
screening study. The men
completed questionnaires on
the severity of their lower uri-

nary tract symptoms, their age
and whether they took medi-
cations used to treat enlarged
prostate (benign prostatic
Four of the genetic variants
were associated with sever-
ity of urinary tract symptoms,
even after taking into account
other genetic variations, age
and medication use.
The study was scheduled
to be presented at the an-
nual meeting of the American
Urological Association (AUA),
in Atlanta.
"We know that increased
[prostate-specific antigen] lev-
els are a risk factor for
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Study outlines steps states can take to avoid injuries

By Janice Lloyd

Injuries, including those
caused by accidents and vio-
lence, are the third leading
cause of death nationally. Here
are the injury rates by state
per 100,000 people.
The Facts Hurt Report by
Trust for America's Health
Millions of injuries could be
prevented every year if states
adopted and enforced a set of
laws and health policies with
proven track records for saving
lives, according to a first-of-a-
kind, state-by-state report out
Injuries are the leading
cause of death for Americans
between the ages of 1 and 44,
and the third leading cause of
death overall. About 50 million
Americans get medical treat-
ment for injuries every year.
Yet 24 states have enacted
only half of 10 injury-preven-
tion measures examined in the
study, by the Trust for Amer-
ica's Health and the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation. No
state has approved all 10 mea-
sures, which range from seat

belt laws to sports concussion
safety laws, but California and
New York scored the highest,
with nine each. Montana and
Ohio scored lowest, with two
"We have a long way to go to
get uniform coverage to pro-
tect more people across the
country," says co-author An-

18 states do not have
primary seat belt
laws, which would
allow officers to pull
drivers over for not
wearing a seat belt.

drea Gielen, director of the
Johns Hopkins Center for In-
jury Research and Policy. "We
hope the report moves states
and communities to do more.
These are common-sense mea-
sures that could prevent many
injuries and save lives if people
were aware of them and sup-
portive of them."
The two groups worked with
a committee of top injury-pre-
vention experts from the Safe
States Alliance and the So-

city for the Advancement of
Violence and Injury Prevention
to develop the list of 10 safety
The full report is online at
healthyamericans.org. Among
the findings:

34 states and Washington,
D.C., do not require manda-
tory ignition interlocks for con-
victed drunk drivers. Every day
about 30 people die in the USA
in car crashes'that involve an
alcohol-impaired driver, ac-

10 key anti-injury measures
Number of states that adopted each measure:

48 Have a prescription-drug monitoring program.
441 Have provisions for those in dating relationships to get
protection order.
37 Have strong sports concussion safety laws for youth.
331 Require car seats or booster seats for children up to at
least age 8.
32 Have a primary seat belt law.
23 Have external cause-of-injury coding for more than 90
percent of injury discharges from hospitals, to track trends
and prevention programs.
211 Require bicycle helmets for all children.
191 Require helmets for all motorcycle riders.
16 Require mandatory ignition interlocks for all convicted
drunken drivers.
61 Have effective teen2 dating violence laws.
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cording to the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention.
31 states do not require hel-
mets for all motorcycle riders.
Helmets have saved the lives of
about 8,000 people from 2005
to 2009.
29 states do not require bi-
cycle helmets for children.
18 states do not have pri-
mary seat belt laws. Primary
seat belt laws allow police to
issue tickets for not ,wearing
a seat belt without any other
traffic offense. Secondary seat
belt laws allow police to issue
tickets for not wearing a seat
belt only if another traffic of-
fense has been committed. Seat
belts have saved an estimated
69,000 lives from 2006 to 2010.
17 states do not require that
children ride in a car seat or
booster seat until at least age 8.
The national rate, for inju-
ry-related deaths is 57.9 per
100,000, says the report. New
Mexico has the highest rate
of injury-related deaths in the
USA, with 97.8 per 100,000
people, while New Jersey has
the lowest rate, at 36.1 per

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celebrated at

Greater New

You are cordially invited to
attend the 50th year preaching
celebration for Reverend Vane
Eubanks, Sr. of Greater Neew
Bethlehelm M.B. Church to be
held 4:30 p.m., Sunday, June
3rd at Jordan Grove Missionary
Baptist Church, Reverend C.P.
Preston, Jr., speaker. Reverend Vane Eubanks, Sr.

Data only preliminary

continued from 9B

prostate cancer, however, levels
also increase with other non-
cancerous conditions, includ-
ing surgical interventions," Dr.
Tobias Kohler, a member of the
AUA public media committee,
said in ala association news re-
lease. "Having an understand-
ing of other factors that may
contribute to urinary symp-
toms and prostate cancer sus-

ceptibility affords us the oppor-
tunity to better diagnose and
treat the condition."
While the study uncovered
an association between the
gene variants and urinary tract
symptoms, it did not prove a
cause-and-effect relationship.
Because the study was pre-
sented at a medical meet-
ing, the data 'and conclusions
should be viewed as prelimi-
nary until published in a peer-
reviewed journal.

Better stroke treatment

continued from 9B

lower risk of complications.
"It is an honor to be placed
among the top ranked hospitals
in the nation for stroke care,"
said Manny Linares, CEO of
North Shore Medical Center.
"Patients today have a wide
array of options when it comes
to choosing a health care
provider," said Kerry Hicks,
HealthGrades chief executive
officer. "At HealthGrades, we
are proud to have led the way
for empowering patient choice
based on objective clinical
outcomes and access to ac-
tionable quality measures. We
commend North Shore Medical
Center for its superior qual-
ity and support of consumer-
ism and transparency in the
Miami-Dade area." Some of the
highlights from the 2012 rat-
ings include:
Recipient of the Health-
Grades Stroke Care Excellence
Award for 2 years in a row

Ranked among the top 10
percent in the nation for treat-
ment of stroke for 2 years in a
row (2011-2012)
Five-star rated for treat-
ment of stroke for 4 years in a
row (2009-2012)
Key findings of the Health-
Grades 2011 Healthcare Con-
sumerism and Hospital Quality
.in America report include:
Patients had, on average a
73 percent lower risk of dying
in a 5-star rated hospital com-
pared to a 1-star rated hospi-
tal, and a 54 percent lower risk
of dying in a 5-star rated hos-
pital compared to the national
If all Medicare patients
from 2008 through 2010 had
been treated at 5-star hospi-
tals, 240,040 lives could have
potentially been saved.
In an online survey, 80
percent said they are very or
somewhat concerned about the
quality of hospital care in their

Hospice: Not about extending hospitals

continued from 9B

of the doctors who usually de-
cide who is eligible for hospice
care. Those conversations, he
wrote, "must be framed heavily
in terms of financial benefit."
Health care analysts and eth-
icists, however, say such pro-
posals are contrary to the intent
of the health care law, which is
to provide better care, not to put
more patients into hospice care
for which they are not ready.
The proposals warp the
"whole idea behind hospice,"
said Josh Perry, a business and
ethics professor at Indiana Uni-
Jon. Radulovic, spokesman
for the National Hospice and
Palliative Care Organization,
said that members of his or-
ganization have heard about
the proposal, but that in the
past working with hospitals

has been about reducing read-
missions because it's better for
care, rather than because it's
better for the bottom line.
Good hospices have been
working with hospital CEOs
for years, said Carolyn Cassin,
president of the National Hos-
pice Work Group, a coalition
of the 25 largest not-for-profit
hospice organizations. But the
goal, she said, was to make
sure patients received the care
they needed. She said she was
surprised to hear it character-
ized as a marketing approach
to cut costs.
While hospice care costs less
than hospital care, at $151 a
day for Medicare patients, it's
meant for people who are go-
ing to die. In hospice care, pa-
tients agree not to seek care to
improve their health, such as
more surgeries, hospitaliza-
tions or chemotherapy. After
a doctor certifies that he ex-

pects a person to die within six
months, Medicare covers hos-
pice care.
Experts say they fear patients
will be sent to hospice before
their time and miss the proper
care that could restore their
health. Penalties, Perry said,
are a "good thing" to hold hos-
pitals accountable. "This isn't
about extending hospice."
The health care law will pe-
nalize hospitals that readmit
patients within 30 days for spe-
cific problems, including heart
failure, heart attack and pneu-
monia beginning Oct. 1, 2013.
Those penalties could rise to
three percent of a hospital's an-
nual revenues by 2015.
The rule is designed to en-
courage health providers to
work together to make sure all
of a patient's medical needs are
met so the person does not end
up back in the hospital.
Penalties for excessive hos-

pital readmissions were meant
to encourage hospitals to pro-
vide better care, not farm out
patients elsewhere for care,
Center for Medicare Services
spokesman Brian Cook said.
The law's incentives, Cook said,
are meant to "ensure that sav-
ings come from better care, not
cutting care."
"I think that's an unfortunate
approach;" Cassin added. "It's
about doing the right thing, not
keeping costs down."
Hospice care is the fastest-
growing area of Medicare, ac-
cording to a March report by
the Medicare Payment Advi-
sory Commission (MedPAC).
The number of hospices grew
53 percent between 2000 and
2010, and for-profit hospices
accounted for most of the in-
crease. As of 2009, 18 percent
of patients who left hospice
care left alive, MedPAC docu-
ments show.

More urologists needed on PSA task force

continued from 9B

patients make individual de-
cisions based on their prefer-
Q: What is the U.S. Preven-
tive Services Task Force? .
A: It's an independent panel
of government-appointed ex-

perts that reviews medical re-
search and recommends ways
to reduce the risk of illness and
death. Although it's sponsored
and funded by the Agency for
Healthcare Quality and Re-
search, part of the Department
of Health and Human Services,
doctors are not obligated to fol-
low its recommendations. Its

influence is considerable, how-
ever. Task force members tend
to be generalists, such as fam-
ily practitioners, rather than
specialists, such as urologists
or radiologists. Some special-
ists see that as a weakness, ar-
guing that the specialists who
treat prostate cancer should
be included on the panel. Oth-

ers, such as Brawley, say it's
better for the task force to in-
clude only generalists, because
they have no financial conflict
of interest in screening. Unlike
specialists or hospitals, family
physicians don't earn money
by treating cancers that are
diagnosed through screening,
Brawley says.

Early detection isn't always helpful or needed

continued from 9B

Moyer says. Treatment can
even be deadly: One in 200 men
who have prostate surgery die
shortly after the procedure, she
The recommendation, first re-
leased as a draft in October, ap-
plies to healthy men of any age,
although not for those who al-
ready have been diagnosed with
prostate cancer.
The panel didn't consider cost
in its deliberations, Moyer says.
Federal legislation requires that
Medicare must continue to pay
for the PSA, Brawley says. Pri-
vate insurers usually follow
Medicare's example.
In the future, Moyer hopes
doctors will simply stop men-

tioning the PSA when men come
for office visits. If men ask for
the test, or if doctors still want
to offer the PSA, Moyer says she
hopes physicians will discuss
both the risks and benefits of
screening. Although the task
force aims to help doctors by
issuing recommendations,
physicians aren't obligated to
follow its recommendations,
Moyer says.
Yet Moyer agrees that men
desperately need a better test.
More than 28,000 men die of
prostate cancer a year.
Unfortunately, there are no
other better tests with which
to replace the PSA, such as
rectal exams, ultrasounds or
variations on the PSA, says
Ian Thompson, chairman of
urology at the University of

Texas Health Science 'Center
at San Antonio and a spokes-
man for the American Urologi-
cal Association, which recom-
mends the PSA for men over
the age of 40. Thompson sup-
ports some of the task force's
recommendations, such as,
its call to do away with mass
prostate cancer screenings in
shopping malls and parking
But Thompson says the task
force went too far in rejecting
the PSA completely. He notes
that death rates from pros-
tate cancer nationwide have
dropped 30 percent to 50 per-
cent since PSA testing became
widespread in the early 1990s.
In its recommendations, pub-
lished in Monday's Annals of
Internal Medicine, the task

force said it's unlikely that
screening alone could have re-
duced death rates so quickly.
Some experts note that treat-
ments also have improved.
Thompson also says he
doesn't want to go back to the
"bad old days" before screen-
ing, when doctors found pros-
tate cancer only after it had
become incurable. And be-
cause many men are used to
getting PSAs, Thompson says,
some might not realize their
doctors have stopped per-
forming the tests.
"A patient might presume
they've had their PSA tested,
then come back five or 10
years later with back pain,"
only to learn they have pros-
tate cancer that's spread to
their spine, Thompson says.

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The report also notes only 31
states have full-time injury and
violence prevention directors,
"limiting injury prevention ef-
forts." Also, federal funding for
injury prevention dropped 24
percent from 2006 to 2011.
The report did not study
whether all kinds of injuries are
increasing or decreasing over
time, but it notes that one kind
is soaring.
"The number of prescriptions
for pain killers has more than
tripled in the past three years
and we've also seen a tripling
in the number of poisonings,"
says Jeff Levi, executive direc-
tor of the Trust for America's
Health. "To me that was one
of the stunning things to jump
out from the numbers."
Among the report's recom-
mendations: every state estab-
lish a prescription drug moni-
toring program.
Adopting that measure and
nine others would also greatly
reduce health care costs, Levi
adds. Every year, injuries gen-
erate $406 billion in costs for
medical care and lost produc-



Would Black leadership bring change to So. Baptists?

By Anugrah Kumar

The Southern Baptist Con-
vention has long dealt with the
issue of race, but now the ma-
jority of pastors of the Ameri-
ca's largest Protestant denomi-
nation say they are ready to
have an Black as their leader.
Amid anticipation that the
Rev. Fred Luter from Louisi-
ana will be elected as SBC's
first-ever Black president next
month, a survey shows that
86 percent of pastors say the
likely historic shift in the lead-
ership would be good for the
"Southern Baptists have
come a long way," Ed Stetzer,
president of LifeWay Research,
said Friday, announcing the
results of the poll his group
conducted this past spring.
The poll asked pastors for
their level of agreement or dis-
agreement with the statement:

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For much of its history, the Southern Baptist Convention has
had a majority of white members. How will the membership re-
spond to a Black leader?

"Without regard to any individ-
ual, I think it would be a good
thing to have an Black as pres-
ident of the Southern Baptist
Of the nearly 1,000 SBC pas-

tors who responded, 61 per-
cent agree it would be positive,
10 percent disagree, and 29
percent don't have an opinion.
Of those who had an opinion,
50 percent strongly agree and

36 percent somewhat agree.
"In the last 20 years, the
percentage of non-Anglo SBC
churches has grown from five
percent to 20 percent, and
now seven percent of Southern
Baptist churches are identified
as primarily Black," Stetzer
noted. "But, we are still a pre-
dominantly Anglo denomina-
tion, so it is particularly en-
couraging to see the openness
and enthusiasm for an Black
SBC president."
Stetzer said the high num-
ber of those not expressing an
opinion, and some of those with
a negative answer, might indi-
cate that many pastors believe
race should play no part in the
selection of leadership of the
Nashville-based SBC, which
has over 16 million members
as of 2010.
He clarified that the survey
question was asked to gain
perspective on pastors' views of

this anticipated historic vote,
but was not focused specifi-
cally on Pastor Luter of Frank-
lin Avenue Baptist Church in
New Orleans, La. "We wanted
to know about race's role in
denominational leadership," he
said. "What we didn't want was
a referendum or pre-conven-
tion vote co confidence of any
individual's skills or electabil-
ity. That's why we asked the
question the way we did."
Luter, who became the first
ever Black vice president of the
denomination last June, has
had a long and turbulent road
to rise in the ranks.
When Hurricane Katrina
struck in 2005, his church was
destroyed and he lost its entire
7,000-member congregation,
most of whom fled the city, ac-
cording to The Tennessean.
Three years later, however, the
church reopened its doors af-
ter help from the entire neigh-

borhood, and now draws 5,000
people for church services.
Luter had a near-fatal mo-
torcycle accident when he was
21, and he says the incident
guided him in the right direc-
tion toward God.
The pastor knows the im-
portance of his likely election
as the first Black leader of the
convention. "There's no way we
can get around it. Here's a con-
vention that started on slavery.
Years later you have an Black
one step away from the presi-
dency. I can't deny that," Luter
reflected in June when he be-
came vice president.
The SBC became a separate
denomination in 1845 in Geor-
gia, following a regional split
with northern Baptists over the
issues of slavery.'And after the
American Civil War, most black
Baptists in the South separat-
ed from white churches and set'
up their own congregations.

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ing physically active is essen-
tial for remaining healthy and
independent, an expert says.
"Exercise is important for
almost everyone. There are
very few medical conditions
that exercise won't benefit. In
fact, I sometimes write a pre-
scription to get my patients to
start taking this seriously and
help them understand exer-
cise can be just as helpful as
medication," Dr. Keith Vese-
lik, director of primary care
at Loyola University Health
System, said in a Loyola news
Aging can present chal-
lenges to exercise, so Veselik
offers suggestions on how to

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pains start becoming more
noticeable in your 50s, so you
may need to try cardiovascu-
lar exercises that boost your
heart rate but are easy on the
joints. For example, try swim-
ming or cycling instead of
running. If you do run, invest
in good shoes that cushion
the impact.
Cardiovascular exercise
helps prevent medical prob-
lems such as heart disease,
asthma and chronic obstruc-
tive pulmonary disease. But
if you've been inactive, you
need to talk to your doctor,
ask about risk factors and
create a cardiovascular exer-
cise plan that's right for you.

Back pain is another com-
mon problem among people
in their 50s.

"The best way to protect
your back is to build strong
core muscles and make sure

Balance and leg-strength-
ening exercises should be em-
phasized as people enter their
60s, to increase flexibility and
help prevent accidental falls.
Weight-bearing exercises are
critical to keep bones healthy
and prevent osteoporosis.
Many adults in their 60s
have symptoms of arthritis,
which can make exercise dif-
'E\xrci'.- :has been proven
to help people deal with their
arthritis. It's just making
sure your exercise routine is
working for you, not against
you. Some people forget that
walking is a great form of ex-
ercise just make sure you

get your heart rate up. Also,
aquatic classes or swimming
are a great way for people with
arthritis or fibromyalgia to
exercise," Veselik said in the
news release.
"The biggest worry I hear
from my patients who are
entering their 70s, 80s and
beyond is dementia. The two
most common forms are Al-
zheimer's and vascular de-
mentia," he said.
And, he added, exercise may
help prevent those conditions.
Exer,:i-.e is important, but
it's not the end all. It needs
to be coupled with eating
right and incorporating other
healthy habits to lead to a
better quality of life," Veselik

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Hadley Davis Range Alfonso M. Richardson First Black Naval Academy

caterer, died -
May 23 at
West Hospital.
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Antioch
M.B.C. of Miami

TONY BULLARD, 52, chef,
died May 13 at .
home. Service 2
p.m., Saturday
in the chapel.

LAVERNE WALKER, 63, retired
officer, died May
25 at Jackson
Me moriaI
Ho s p i t a .
Service 12 p.m.,
Saturday in the

Wright and Young
21 at Jackson ]

H hospital .
Service 12
noon, Saturday
at Antioch
Baptist Church

65, warehouse
died May 26
at Memorial
South Hospital.
wife, Mildred
Williams-Phillips; daughters, Doris,
Alikia and Tatiana; son, Raymond
III; three sisters and four brothers.
Service 11 a.m., Saturday at Peace
Missionary Baptist Church.

retired DCPS
and employee
of Wright and
Young. Service
2 p.m., Saturday
at Peaceful Zion
M.B. Church.



60, died May
28 at South
Miami Hospital.
She worked as
a teacher and
for 34 years
with Miami
Dade County

Public School System. She was
a member of Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Miami Alumnae Chapter.
She is survived by her son, Don
Darbeau Jr. ( Latoya); daughter,
Chanel Darbeau (Leeon);
granddaughter, Gabrielle Chanel
Darbeau; godchildren and a host
of other family and friends. Final
arrangements at Paradise Memorial
Funeral Home 14545 Carver
Drive Miami, FL 33176 on Friday,
June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m, Service
3 p.m., Saturday at St. Mark's
Lutheran Church, 3930 S. Le
Jeune Rd. Coral Gables, FL 33134.
In honor of Jennifer, we would like
for everyone to wear something

retired sales..
person, died
May 24 at
home. Survivors
include: son,
Benjamin ..
Dawki n
Kry sta I
Dawkins; grandson, Corie
Dawkins; brother, Henry Goa and
other relatives and friends. Viewing
1-7 p.m., Thursday May 31 in the
chapel. Service 10 a.m., Friday
June 1 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church,
1892 NW 51 Street.

98, retired from -
FP&L, died May -
25. Survivors
include his
Eugenia M.
Smith; son,
Donald E. Jones
of San Marcos,
CA; granddaughter, Dr. Dena Jones
Paulding; grandchildren; Jordan
and Mia Paulding of Charlotte,
North Carolina; two nieces; one
nephew; and a host of relatives and
friends. Viewing 5-7 p.m., Friday
at Range Chapel. Service 10 a.m.,
Saturday at The Historic Mt. Zion
M.B. Church.

operation room
of Jackson
Memo r i a I m i
Hospital, died
May 28 at home. ,..
Service 11 a.m., S
Saturday at
Morning Star
Baptist Church,
Goose Florida.

Southen Memorial
May 24 at home.
Barbara will be
sadly missed by
her many family
and friends. Vis-
itation 6 p.m.-8
p.m., Friday,
June 1 at South-
ern Memo-
rial Funeral Home, 15011 W. Dixie
Hwy. Service 11 a.m., Saturday at
the First Baptist Church of Browns-
ville located at 4600 NW 23rd Ave.,
Miami, FL 33142 followed by inter-
ment at Southern Memorial Park.


barber, died May
24. Service 10
a.m., Saturday
at Hurst Chapel
AME Church.

Pet Heaven
GANTT, 10,
died May 24 at
Aventura Ani- Q
mal Hospital.
She is survived .
by: mother, -
Laurance "Elle"
Webb; grand-
mother, Natrice
Christian; grandfather, Jeffery
Christian; uncle, Jeffery Christian
Jr.; best friend-companion, Jason
Christian (dog). Service 2 p.m.,
Friday, June 1 at Pet Heaven Me-
morial Park, 10901 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33174. A special thanks
to Dr. Jeanette Basto and the entire
staff of Aventura Animal Hospital
for their assistance over the years.

Carey Royal Ram'n
47, died May 17 at Homestead
Hospital. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at New Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Church in Homestead.

May 28, at home Arrangements
are incomplete.

RABIA BIBI, 83, died May 26
at Memorial Pembroke Hospital.
Graveside services were held.

BROWN, 91, died May 15 at
the University of Miami Hospital.
Services were held.

JUAN MENDEZ, 78,died May 22
at Westchester Hospital. Services
were held on Wednesday.

May 20 at home. Service on
Saturday in Teaneck, New Jersey.

Obituaries are due by
4:30 p.m., Tuesday
Call 305-694-6210

officer, died
May 27 in West
Palm Beach,
FL. Survived
by wife, Anita
Wilson; sons, |
Tommy and
Kenneth Brooks;
daughter, LaShonda
father, Leroy Wilson, S
Anthony Wilson; sister
Bonne, Beverly Jaspe
Clarke and Deborah V
12 grandchildren. View
8 p.m., Friday. Service
Saturday at Ebenez
Methodist Church, 20(
Street, Miami.

23, medical
died May 21.
Service 11 a.m.,
Saturday at
Macedonia M.B.
Church. .



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Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley
Brown, the first Black graduate
S of the U.S. Naval Academy, died
t _s Tuesday in Silver Spring, Md.,
the Naval Academy's alumni
association announced from
Wilson; Annapolis, Md. He was 85 and
ir.; brother, had cancer.
s, Lorraine A 1949 graduate, Brown was
er, Glenda appointed to the academy in
Vilson; and 1945. He was the sixth black
ing 3 p.m.- student admitted but the first
e 10 a.m., to earn a degree.
:er United Brown "embodied the high-
01 NW 35 est ideals of the academy's mis-
sion and dedicated himself to
decades of selfless and distin-
S guished service to our nation,"
Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, the
Naval Academy's superinten-
JACKSON, dent, said in a statement.
Wesley Anthony Brown was
Born April 3, 1927, in Baltimore
and grew up in Washington,
D.C.; his father drove a delivery
truck and his mother worked
at a dry cleaner. He attended
Howard University before his
appointment to Annapolis.
At the Naval Academy, Brown
studied engineering and ran
EE, 94, varsity track and cross-coun-

homemaker, died May 22 at
Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Service 11 a.m., Tuesday in the

teacher of
James H. Bright
Elementary, died
May 27 at home.
Service 1 p.m.,
Saturday at
New Jerusalem
Primitive Baptist

Eric L. Wils
84, homemaker, died M
vice 10 a.m., Thursday
phens Catholic Church,

died May 19. ServicE
Saturday at St. Mary's

19. Service Saturday.

Card of Th

The family of the 1,

The Rev. Hamel Hartford
Brookins, an influential bishop
and former pastor of the First
64, retired African Methodist Episcopal
Church of Los Angeles who be-
came a political power broker,
civil rights leader and mentor to
former Mayor Tom Bradley, the
Rev. Jesse Jackson and many
others, has died. He was 86.
The son of Mississippi share-
croppers, Brookins rose to
prominence in the 1960s and
'70s as an articulate, self-as-
sured champion of Black po-
ion litical empowerment. rie aied
Tuesday at a Los Angeles retire-
l DON ment center where he had been
ay 27. Ser- receiving hospice care, a church
at St Ste-
o S spokesman said. Brookins had
Hollywood. been ill for some time.
Late in his career, Brookins
came under scrutiny for alleged
n misuse of church and federal
funds during his time as the
3RUN, 69, African Methodist Episcopal
e 11 a.m., Church's presiding bishop in
s Cathedral Los Angeles. He was dogged by
similar allegations during later
postings in Washington, D.C.,
3, died May and Arkansas. No charges were
ever filed, but in 1993, Brookins
resigned under pressure as the
tanks church's leader in the Washing-
ton region. He remained a bish-
ate op of the AME church.
ate, A freewheeling religious leader
*with a powerful preaching style,
Brookins maintained his home
S in Los Angeles throughout a ca-
reer that took him across the
United States, and frequently to
"He really was not only a fan-
tastic religious and spiritual
leader, he was a fabulous politi-
cian," U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters

S Card of Thanks

The family of the late,

extends sincere gratitude for
every expression of sympathy
during our bereavement.
We thank God for the love
and support received from
our churches, New Birth Bap-
tist Church and New Way Fel-
lowship Praise and Worship
From family, friends and
colleagues at Dade County
Schools and Miami Dade
County. Yvonne and Sonia.








take this time to thank you all
for praying and helping us.
We thank the bishops, pas-
tors, overseers, churches and
neighbors, also Hall Fergu-
son and Hewitt Mortuary and
American Express and their
employees, we are thankful
for your prayers.
The Gibbons, Whitehead
and Harvey families.

try. One of his cross-country
teammates was former Presi-
dent Jimmy Carter.
In a 2005 interview with the
Annapolis Capital newspaper,
Brown said he spent his four
years at the academy without a
roommate by choice. He said he
didn't want to feel responsible
for unwilling or friendly white
He was featured in the book
"Breaking the Color Barrier:
The U.S. Naval Academy's
First Black Midshipmen and
the Struggle for Racial Equal-
ity," by Navy historian Robert
J. Schneller Jr. The author said
in a 2005 interview that up-

(D-Los Angeles) said Wednes-
day, noting that hers was one of
many political careers Brookins
encouraged and fostered.
"His role in the Black commu-
nity and his understanding of
how to seek power and influence
at a time when we had very little
is something that really should
be understood and appreciated,"
Waters said.
In a career spanning more
than four decades, Brookins had
a knack for witnessing history -
or as he once told a Times inter-
viewer: "I've seen it all. And I've
been a part of 80 percent of it."
He marched arm-in-arm with
the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
in the civil rights protests of
the 1960s and along the way
got to know Jackson, then a
young lieutenant to King. While
assigned to Africa in the mid-
1970s, Brookins was banned
from what was then white-ruled
Rhodesia because of his activ-
ism on behalf of the Zimbabwe
liberation movement. In 1981,
the Zimbabwe government in-
vited him to return for its first

perclassmen would give Brown
excessive demerits for allegedly
not maintaining his uniform
properly and some classmates
would not sit next to him in the
Brown, a veteran of World
War II, the Korean War and the
Vietnam War, had a 20-year ca-
reer as a civil engineer with the
Navy. He helped build houses
in Hawaii, roads in Liberia, wa-
terfront facilities in the Philip-
pines, and a seawater conver-
sion plant in Guantanamo Bay,
After retiring from the Navy
in 1969, he was a construction
project manager for the state of
New York and a facilities plan-
ner for Howard University.
In 2008, the Naval Academy
constructed the Wesley Brown
Field House to accommodate
physical education classes as
well as the academy's athletic
Brown is survived by his wife
of 50 years, Crystal; two daugh-
ters; two sons; seven grandchil-
dren; and two great-grandchil-

presidential inauguration.
Assigned to his denomina-
tion's seemingly unglamorous
Oklahoma-Arkansas district in
the 1980s, Brookins developed
a close friendship with Bill Clin-
ton, then governor of Arkansas.
When Brookins got married for
the second time in 1987, Bill
and Hillary Clinton were among
the guests.
Born in Yazoo City, Miss., on
June 8, 1925, Brookins was the
seventh of 10 children. He at-
tended tiny Campbell College in
Jackson, Miss., and later grad-
uated with a bachelor of arts
degree from Ohio's Wilberforce
University and a bachelor of di-
vinity degree from Payne Theo-
logical Seminary in Ohio.
Brookins' survivors include
his wife, the Rev. Rosalynn Kyle
Brookins, who is the pastor of
Walker Temple AME Church
in Los Angeles; the couple's
son, Sir-Wellington Hartford
Brookins; and two stepchil-
dren, Steven Hartford Brookins
and the Rev. Francine Nelson

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Influential pastor, H.H. Brookins, dies

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NWSA student

art showcase

marks 25th year

Graduating class garners $8.5

million in scholarships

By D. Kevin McNeir
kmn neir',,'iiatrnii,m sonlie'.coni

T1venty-eight high school
seniors will have the chance
of a lifetime on Friday, June
1st, when they'll display
an impressive collection of
their artistic creations at
the Artseen Gallery in the
Wynwood District (2215 NW
2nd Avenue]. The exhibition
will highlight works that are
representative of various dis-
ciplines including: painting,
drawing, sculpture, photogra-
phy and installations. It's all
part of New World School of

the Arts [NWSA] High School
Senior Showcase an an-
nual spring event that will
celebrate its 25th anniversary
this year. And according to
Maggy Cuesta, dean of visual
arts for NWSA. the quality of
their work far exceeds their
tender ages.
"This will be their first time
having their work exhib-
ited in a real gallery so the
expectations we have for
them are much higher.' she
said. "There will be a lot of
art collectors at the show-
case as well as other gallery
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Sophisticated Entertainment: Blends parties with giving

Friday nite

event to benefit


By D. Kevin McNeir
kmcni eir@-t'mioanitiinesonline.coni

Miami native John "Rick"
Zeigler has established him-
self as a top-notch songwriter
and penned hits for folks
including Cameo, Bone, Thugs
and Harmony and.the Bee
Gees. His friend and business
partner, Samuel Hutchinson,
also from Miami, has toured
the European circuit for years
and is an equally talented

THE SOPHISTICATED TEAM: Sam Hutchinson (1-r), DJ Wanda Brown,

John "Rick" Zeigler.
songwriter and producer.
Last April, along with Russell
Bailey. one of the Big Apple's

hottest DJs, who's brought
his skills to South Florida.
the threesome formed Sophis-

ticated Entertainment. But
this is no ordinary collabora-
tion. Each Friday night, they

sponsor a happy hour at the
Legends Cafe (2029 Harrison
Street, Hollywoodj and donate
50 percent of the proceeds to
deserving students in the form
of scholarships or to non-prof-
it organizations that serve a
host of needs for youth. Zeigler
says it's "partying with a pur-
pose grown folks style."
"We decided to start host-
ing these parties last year
and believed that we could
get others to come out. enjoy
themselves and provide a way
to help young people who want
to further their education but
don't have the funds or those
kids with illnesses," he said.
"This Friday, 50 percent of
the proceeds will go to the
Miami Northwestern Bulls

Alumni Association."

Since this dedicated trio has
taken over the scene, along
with former 99 JAMZ DJ Wan-
da "Get Down" Brown who
serves as the host, their fund-
raising efforts have helped a
number of needy organiza-
tions including: Florida Memo-
rial University, Miami Central
Alumni Association. Susan G.
Komen Breast Cancer Aware-
ness and St. Luke Masonic
Lodge 530. And according
to Zeigler. more requests are
beginning to pour in.
"It confirms that we are do-
ing something that matters
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Bo, Dolly and the Gang join LC

National Recording Registry
By Steve Jones .

The newest additions into
the National Recording Regis-
try of the Library of Congress
include everything from the
only existing ex-slave nar-
ratives to seminal songs of
disco, funk and rap.
The selected 25 sound
recordings, which will be
preserved as cultural, artistic
and historical treasures, join
more than 300 others saved
since the registry was estab-
lished in 2000.
Without preservation ef-
forts, many could have been
lost for good even the most
popular recordings, says Matt
Barton, the library's sound
recording curator.
Often, "the master is gone,
and we only have commercial
copies that can be compro-
mised by wear or other dam-
age," he says. (If the library
doesn't have the master, it
makes an optimal digital
copy from the best possible
The library makes its
choices on the advice of its
National Recording Preserva-
tion Board and suggestions
from the public. Nominations
for the next registry are being
accepted at the NRPB website
"I've been asked if (Donna
Summer's I Feel Love) was on
there because she just passed
away (on May 17), but the
final selection was made more
than a month ago," Barton
Highlights from the picks:
Edison Talking Doll cyl-
inder (1888). The recording of
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
- sung by one of Thomas


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Michelle Obama and a schoolchildren work in the White House garden.

Michelle Obama on her garden,

her future and the campaign

Edison's employees for use in
a talking doll is the earli-
est-known commercial sound
recording in existence.
Voices From the Days
of Slavery (1932-1941). The
only known audio of former
slaves includes 24 interviews
conducted in nine states.
Debut with the New York
Philharmonic, Leonard Ber-
nstein (Nov. 14, 1943). Bern-
stein, 25, then a little-known
assistant conductor, was a
last-minute sub.
International Sweet-
hearts of Rhythm: Hottest
Women's Band of the 1940s
(1944-1946). A rare commer-
cial recording by the interra-
cial female jazz band formed
at a boarding school for
African-American children.
The Indians for Indians

Hour (March 25, 1947). The
weekly radio show featuring
guests and music from 18 Na-
tive American tribes aired on
WNAD in Norman, Okla.
I Can Hear It Now, Fred
W. Friendly and Edward
R. Murrow (1948). Speech
excerpts and news reports,
featuring everyone from Will
Rogers to Adolf Hitler and
narration by CBS Radio's
Bo Diddley and I'm a
Man, Bo Diddley (1955). Did-
dley's first single, a double-
sided hit.
A Charlie Brown Christ-
mas, Vince Guaraldi Trio
(1970). The soundtrack to the
animated Peanuts TV special
brought jazz to millions.
Coat of Many Colors,
Please turn to REGISTRY 2C

By Susan Page

Obama is eager to show off
the flourishing White House
vegetable garden, but she's
also keeping an eye out for
her two daughters to get
home from school.
"I just want to make sure
that all of the homework that
we do for the week was fin-
ished or being done," she ex-
plains, then mimics a child's
assurance: "I don't have
anything to do; I'm done." She
rolls her eyes with a mother's
She has been tending the
White House garden with
similarly determined over-
sight, chronicled in her first
book, American Grown: The
Story of the White House
Kitchen Garden and Gar-

dens Across America (Crown,
271 pp., $30). Out today, the
book is filled with photos and
stories about her efforts to en-
courage gardens from plots
in vacant city lots to pots
of herbs on apartment win-
dowsills and, with them,
healthier diets, especially for
Her drive against childhood
obesity riles critics who say
she is pursuing Nanny State
policies on an issue better left
to families. Four in 10 Ameri-
cans say the federal govern-
ment shouldn't play a big role
in combating obesity.
Michelle Obama (who de-
nies any Nanny State inten-
tions) says she's glad the "big,
bright light" that shines on
her as the president's spouse
can be focused on her cho-
sen causes, but says she's

not tempted to pursue such
issues by running for office
herself. More than not tempt-
ed, really: She rejects specu-
lation that she might follow
in Hillary Rodham Clinton's
footsteps to try to go from
first lady to the U.S. Senate
(a New York Times columnist
last week wrote he had heard
"vague murmurings" about a
post-White House bid in her
native Illinois) with the sort
of no-wiggle-room language
politicians typically avoid.
She is poised to play a cen-
tral role in President Obama's
re-election campaign. She
already has, headlining 54
fundraisers that have raised
millions of dollars over the
past year. Closer to Election
Day, she'll be deployed to help
turn out Democratic partisans
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A huge sign hung on the fence La Princess
of Jordan Grove MBC, last Bess, Archie
Saturday, that spelled Whitehead, Chris
P.U.L.S.E. announcing Manson, Gloria
the organization's 31st Pacely, Sonny
annual convention. McCloud, Richard
The processional was P. Dunn and
lead by Rev. Douglas Commissioners
Cook, pastor, followed Michelle Spence-
by Rev. James Pacely, Jones and Audrey
president; Rev. Ronald Edmonson. Rev. D.
Johnson, 1st vice Jackson introduced
president; Rev. Dennis BEATTY his dad Bishop D.
Jackson. 2nd vice: Ella Jackson Sr. Rev. Cook

Elanm, FS; Francine Wilcox,
secretary; Woodard Vaught,
treasurer; Mary Wallace, area'
vice- president; and Charles
"Chuck" Grau, area vice-
president. Others included:

welcomed everyone. Music
was provided by Jordan Grove
MBC mass choir, "Angels
Expression," and "Voices of
Faith" with Dunn leading "Lift
Every Voice and Sing."


Treasurer Woodard Mortuary, FPL, Miami
gave the financial Fire Chief Maurice
report and appealed for Kemp, Miami Police
community support for Chief -Manuel Orsa,
an annual subscription. Javan Thompson,
P.U.L.S.E. cup award James Newkirk,
was given to Dr. and Truvella Clark,
Mrs. G. S. Smith, Regina Neely, Sarah
Apostolic RevivalI Clark, Arthur Bently,
Center and Dr. ROBINSON and Maria Whimberly,
Richard J. Strachan resolution coordinator.
received the Community Hats off to Rev. Dr. R.
Lifetime Achievement award. Joaquin Willis for his
Supporters in attendance continued vision of the 44th
included: Dr. Bradford Brown, annual Pink Tea Harmony of
NAACP; Christopher the Arts a youthful
Manson, Sonny and g [ celebration featuring

Miami Northwestern
High Performing
and Visual and Arts
Centers (PA\AC).
New World School
of the Arts Dancers:
"Spirit Fusion" and
SWA Performance
Ensemble; originators

Marie Faulker-Brown,
Eura Nesbitt Randolph, --
Dr. Enid C. Pinkney,
Victoria M. Beatty,
Esq., coordinator,
and Dr. Gwendolyn
Robinson, moderator.
Supporters present
were: Lawrence and
Carolyn Adams, Charlie PI
M. Albury, Erslyn F.
Anders, Priscilla Beatty,
Evelyn Campbell, William
Campbell, Jacqueline Cash,
Dr. Cynthia and William
Clarke, Lavert and Collette
Combs, Dr. Herman
Dorsett, Jerry and
Mary Miller, Charlayne
Tompkins, Carl Pinder,
Thelma Wilson and
Doretha Moss.
Dr. Larry Handfield,
Dr. Edison Jackson,
Audley Coakley and
Dr. James Ammons, CI

S representing
S Bethune-Cookman
University and
fI FAMU met to discuss
the music void that
exists now that FAMU
will be suspended for
the next year.
Rodney Harris,
NKNEY father of Jacory
Harris, is running
for the Miami Gardens City
Council Seat 3. Jacory has
signed with the Philadelphia
Eagles. Coach Steve Field
of Miami Northwestern has
welcomed back Luther
(Luke) Campbell as
S defense coach and
Brett Perriman as
offensive coach.
Kudos to ReV.
and Mrs. Earl Rich for
his first anniversary
as pastor of Kerr
OOK Memorial.

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Rosalyn Blue-Parkinson
of Raleigh, N. C. was in our
city visiting her parents
Edward and Betty Blue.
The trio went on a lovely
cruise for eight days on the
ship "Southern Caribbean."
Their other daughter Sandra
Blue-Harris was also visiting
her parents and family
members. Sandra lives in
Kernersville, North Carolina.
Attending the funeral of
their cousin Lemuel Allison
Moncur IMay 17th) were:
John E. Culmer, II, Houston.
Texas, Winnifred Palmer,
Pastor Daniel Small,
Margareeta Small, Rebecca
Small and Esther Miller
all from Nassau, Bahamas
and Sylvester Harris of
Orlando and Ronald Harris
of Atlanta, Georgia.
University was saddened to
learn of the death of Lloyd
"Tank" Johnson, former
athletic director for 18 years
at his alma mater, B-CU.
"Tank" married his college'
sweetheart Gwendolyn
Spencer-Johnson (who was
Miss BCC). He was greatly
loved and will be missed by
family: Leona J. Swilley,

Mildred "The t
Ogeobu, Yan
and Chris Johnson.
Hearty congratulations to
Tameka and Xavier Jones,
who are the proud parents
of Xavier Louis Jones,
Jr., born May 19th and
grandparents Matthew and
Sandra Williams, Sr. and
Jean Jones.
Wedding anniversary
greetings to the following
couples: Rev. and Mrs.
Woodrow (Da'Nita J.)
Jenkins, Jr. May 20, six
years; Thomas O. (Dyshon
R.) White, May 23, 20
years; Phillip R. and Netta
Wallace, May 24, 38 years;
Enos W. C. ( Sandra M.)
Darling, II, May 24, nine
years; Leon N. (Tumai K.)
Mainor, May 25, 10 years;
Alonza (Joan P.) Ballard,
May 25, nine years.
Get well wishes to all
sick and shut ins in our
community: Edythe
Coverson, Marvin Ellis,
Elouise Bain-Farrington,
Thomas Nottage, Inez
McKinney-Johnson, Iva
Dell Miller-Hepburn, Shane
Hephurn, Jacqueline

Veronica Bynoe-O'Berry,
Frankie Rolle, Mary Allen,
Princess Lamb, Ted Moss,
Pauline McKinney, Louise
H. Cleare and Kim Cooper.
Peggy G. Green Nlother's
Day was extra special
with all the children and
grandchildren, visiting.
worshipping and reflecting
on family stories. They
dined at the Rustic Inn and
worshipped at the Church
of the Incarnation. Visiting
were Michelle (Edgar),
Errolyn, Jennifer (Clement)
Tiffany and Christopher.
Vincent remained in Dallas
house hunting for the new
basketball season.
"Delta Dears" of Miami
Dade' Alumni chapters
held our annual and final
meeting for our summer
break with chairwoman
Nancy Dawkins and her
committee Sandra Powell,
Martha Daye, Alstene
Lynch, Gladys Lynch and
Among those graduating
from high school and
college are: Richard L.
M. Barry, II, Khambrel
Dawkins, Curtis Holland,
Darrius Williams, Luria
Davis, B.A. degree, Patrick
Cooney, Anthony Taylor
and Ladarius Herbert
McKinney Nottage.

Young artists go to head of the class

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owners so the pressure is on.
This is the kind of situation
and opportunity that profes-
sional artists work for every
day. And despite the kids only
be 18-years-old, they are all
highly-trained, creative and

Two must-see artists, ac-
cording to Cuesta, include a
collaboration by twin sisters
Erika and Jessica Suhr -
an installation comprised of
a black and white drawing
with projected imagery from
their childhood. Jessica also
holds the distinction of be-

ing the school's ninth Presi-
dential Scholar an honor
that is only given to 20 U.S.
students in the art field each
year. She will be joined by
faculty member and advisor
Tom Wyroba who has molded
the young careers of six other
students who also garnered
the award.
Cuesta notes that this year's
28 artists will be continuing
their training at some of the
country's top schools. In to-
tal, they have been awarded
$8.5M in scholarships.
"This senior showcase is
something we've been do-
ing since NWSA High first
opened 25 years ago," Cuesta
said. "But it's gotten so pop-
ular that we recently moved

it to the studio in Wynwood
It's much larger and tends
to be a space where college
students display their work.
Since our students also re-
ceived training from college
faculty, it was a perfect fit.
This is a big moment in their
lives. It shows how important
it is to maintain the arts in
our public schools."
For more information call
305-237-3620. The showcase
is free and open to the pub-
lic. NWSA is an educational
partnership of Miami-Dade
County Public Schools, Mi-
ami Dade College and the
University of Florida that
prepares students for profes-
sional careers in dance, mu-
sic, theater and visual arts.

Partying with a scholastic purpose

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in our community." he said.
-Everyone enjoys having
some fun after a tough week
at work. And we spin the
tunes that old school folks
grew.up on and still love."
He says the music may
make Chicago steppers leap
to their feet and then in a
flash the mix will move to
a techno beat reminiscent

of the sounds one hears in
nightclubs in London. Then,
it's on to the early days of
rap, TSOP and Motown.
"We have a good time but
we remember that we have
a purpose," he said. "Last
Christmas, we collected
about $2,000 worth of toys
and donated them to chil-
dren with cerebral palsy. It
was a team effort with the St.
Luke Masonic Lodge."
Zeigler says sometimes the

crowds are small other
times they reach 300. But as
he points out, "every dollar
"I grew up with music and
was taught the importance of
giving back this just comes
naturallyy' he added.
Contact Zeigler at 305-
332-7534 for more informa-
tion. This Friday's event ben-
efiting Miami Northwestern
Senior High School is from 6
- 9 p.m.

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Dolly Parton (1971). The au-
tobiographical song, about a
poor childhood made rich by
love, established Parton as a
credible songwriter.
Mothership Connection,
Parliament (1975). 'Am t
nothing but a party, y all.'
George Clinton declared on

the title track of the influen-
tial funk album.
Barton Hall concert by
the Grateful Dead (May 8,
1977). The revered Cornell
University show is a favorite
of Deadhead tape traders.
I Feel Love, Donna Sum-
mer (1977). The entirely elec-
tronic track played off Sum-
mer's ethereal vocal and took
the dance clubs by storm.

*Rapper's Delight. Sug-
arhill Gang 11979). The trio's
rhythmic rhyming inspired
countless MCs and rap art-
Purple Rain, Prince and
the Revolution 019841. The
movie that launched Prince
into superstardom. The
soundtrack's explicit lyrics
led to the founding of the Par-
ents Music Resource Center.

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UTD, George E. Jones,
Frederica Wilson, C.
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Grilliant Summer



Opa-Locka Panthers
spring cheerleader camp
at Ingraham Park, at 2100
Burlington Street, begins
May 22 June 7th, 6 8
p.m. For more information
contact coach Keisha at
305-318-3876 or Mashanda
at 305-318-2213.

Miami Northwestern
class of 1959 is sponsoring
a six-day, five-night trip
to the Biltmore Estate,
Asheville, N.C., May 27--
June 1st. For information
call Barbara, 305-688-209;
Joyce, 305-836-0057 or
Pat, 305-758-7968.

Liberty City Farmers
Market will be open each
Thursday, 12-5 p.m. and
Saturday, 11 a.m .- 4 p.m.
at TACOLCY Park through
May 2012. For information
call 954-235-2601 or 305-
751-1295 ext. 107.

Northwestern Alumni
Scholarship Fund-Raiser
presents live entertainment
at Happy Hour, 6 9 p.m.
at Legends Cafe 2029
Harrison in Hollywood
every first Friday of the
month beginning June 1st.
For information contact
John "Rick" Ziegler at 305-

* North Miami Pioneer
Athletic Hall of Fame
presents its 6th annual
induction ceremony,
special recognition for the
class of 1955 on Saturday,
June 2nd, at 9 a.m. at
FIU north campus, Koven
Center banquet hall, 3000
NE 151st Street.

* Healthy Start
Coalition of Miami Dade
(HSCMD) announces
their summer kick-off
event Saturday, June 9th, 9

a.m. 3 p.m. at the Miami-
Dade County Fair Expo
Center, 10901 SW 24th
Street. For information call
305-3666 or 305-541-0210.

Youth Education and
Athletic Program (YEAP)
Summer camp June 11th
- August 10th, Monday-
Friday,7 a.m. 6 p.m. For
more information call 305-

Merry Poppins
will have open enrollment for
VPK class now and summer
camp Junellth- August
17th. For information call
Ruby White or Lakeysha
Anderson at 305-693-1008.

[ Miami Rescue
Mission is hosting their
fourth annual Alumni Picnic
at Crandon Park Beach,
6747 Crandon Blvd in Key
Biscayne, on June 16th, 8
a.m. 4 p.m.

Miami Northwestern
Class of "72" presents an
"Old School Dance" on June
22nd, 8 p.m. -1 a.m. at the
Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale
Airport Hotel-1825 Griffin
Rd, Dania. For more
information contact Don
Williams at 954-376-0656
or Rosylen Sutton-Cox at

Booker T.
Washington's 1962
Alumni Class is planning
their 50th reunion June
24th- July 1st. All are invited
to upcoming meetings held
every month at the African
Heritage Cultural Center,
6161 NW 22 Ave For more
information contact Helen
Tharpes Bonaparte 305-
691-1333 or Lonzie Nichols
* American Senior


High Alumni Association
is hosting a masquerade
ball, "An Evening of Fun
and Fantasy" on July 27th
at the Hillcrest Country
Club. For information call

Miami Northwestern
Sr High Class of 1973
will meet the 3rd Sunday
of each month.We are
planning our 40th reunion
in 2013. For more info.
contact Gloria 305-635-
3015 or Louise 305-215-

Miami Northwestern
Class of 1967 meets on
the 2nd Wednesday of
the month at 7 p.m. at
the home of Queen Hall
870 NW 168th Drive. We
are planning our 45th
reunion. Call Elaine at
786 227-7397 or www.

* Miami Northwestern
Class of 1962 meets on
the 2nd Saturday of each
month at 4 p.m. at the
African Heritage Cultural
Arts Center. We are
beginning to make plans for
our 50th reunion. Contact
Evelyn at 305-621-8431.

i Booker T.
Washington Class of
1967 meets the 3rd
Saturday of each month
at the African Heritage
Cultural Arts Center. For
information contact Lucius
King at 305-333-7128.

IS The National
Coalition of 100 Black
Women Greater
Miami Chapter is
accepting applications
for girls ages 12-18 to
participate in Just Us
Girls Mentoring Program.
Monthly sessions will be
held every 3rd Saturday at
the Carrie Meek Center at
Hadley Park. Call 800-658-
1292 for information.
* New Beginning

Baptist Church of
Deliverance of All
Nations invites you to
weight loss classes the
1st and 3rd Saturday of
every month. Call Sister
McDonald at 786-499-

I Range Park is offering
free self-defense/karate
classes for children and
adults each Monday and
Wednesday from 6 8 p.m.
The location is 525 N.W.
62nd Street. For more
information call 305-757-
7961 or contact Clayton
Powell at 786-306-6442.

Chai Community
Services food program is
taking applications from
low income families and
veterans. All services are
free. For applications call

Dads for Justice,
a program under Chai
Community Services
assists non-custodial
parents through Miami-
Dade State Attorney's
Office with child support
modifications and visitation
rights. For information call

* Jewels Baton
Twirling Academy is now
accepting registration for
the 2012 season. Open
to those who attend any
elementary schools within
the 33147, 33142, 33150
zip codes and actively
attend church. Contact
Elder Tanya Jackson at
786-357-4939 to sign up.

I Resources for
Veterans Sacred Trust
offers affordable and
supporting housing
assistance, family
resiliency training and
other resources for low-
income veteran families
facing homelessness or
challenges maintaining
housing stability in Broward
and Dade counties. Call

855-778-3411 or visit
www.411Veterans.com for
more information.

Solid Rock
Enterprise, Inc.
Restorative Justice
Academy offers free
consultation if your child
is experiencing problems
with bullies, fighting,
disruptive school behaviors
sibling conflicts and/or poor
academic performance.
For information call 786-
488-4792 or visit www.

Miami-Dade County
Community Action
& Human Services
Head Start/Early Head
Start Open Enrollment
Campaign for free
comprehensive child care
is underway for pregnant
women and children ages
two months to five years
of age residing in Miami-
Dade County. Applications
and a list of Head Start
Centers are available at
or call 786 469-4622.

[ 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
305-829-1345 or 786-514-

S.A.V. (Survivors
Against Violence) is a
Bible-based program for
young people and meets at
Betty T. Ferguson Center in
Miami Gardens each week.
For info call Minister Eric
Robinson at 954-548-4323
or www.savingfamilies.

N Empowerment
Tutoring in Miami Gardens
offers free tutoring with
trained teachers. For
information call 305-654-

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who give her overwhelming
approval. "I'm going to fight
as hard as I can," she says.
"I'm going to work as hard
as I can to make sure that
we have him for another four
years, because there is a lot
left to do."
For the moment, though,
she would prefer to engage
on the wonders of the garden
she has tucked in a corner
of the South Lawn, shielded
by trees from the formal en-
trances where foreign lead-
ers arrive but visible to tour-
ists who cluster along the
chain-link fence.
On this muggy spring day,
there is an expanse of blue-
green broccoli on the ground
and deep-red fish peppers
ripening on climbing vines.
There is Swiss chard and
sea kale and Early Jersey
Wakefield cabbage and four
kinds of garlic. A patch of
blueberries is in a low wire
enclosure, designed to keep
birds from feasting on the
fruit. Two of the raised beds
are named for Thomas Jef-
ferson, the third president
and an avid gardener. There,
English peas are growing
from seeds collected from his,
gardens at Monticello.
Banned: beets.
Barack Obama hates them.
To begin a conversation
Michelle Obama first had
the notion of creating a gar-
den at the White House be-
fore there was any certainty
her family would be moving
here. It was even before the
victory in the Iowa caucuses
in January 2008 that would
ignite her husband's hard-
fought Democratic nomina-
tion battle against Clinton,
then a New York senator and
now his secretary of State.
"Back then, it was really
just the concept of, I wonder
if you could grow a garden on
the South Lawn?" Michelle

Since the garden's ground-
breaking in 2009 just two
months after the inaugura-
tion she has hosted sea-
sonal waves of students from
local elementary schools
that help plant the seeds.
Groundskeepers and dozens
of volunteers weed and tend
the garden. Charlie Brandts,
a White House carpenter who
is a hobbyist beekeeper, has
built a beehive a few feet away
to pollinate the plants and
provide honey that Michelle
Obama says "tastes like sun-
(The hive faces southeast to
put the flight path of the bees
in the opposite direction of
the White House basketball
court, and the base is solid-
ly strapped to the ground so
turbulence from the Marine
One helicopter, which lands

Obama says. "If you could
grow a garden, it would be
pretty visible and maybe that
would be the way that we
could begin a conversation
about childhood health, and
we could actually get kids
from the community to help
us plant and help us har-
vest and see how their habits
She was a city kid from Chi-
cago's South Side who had
never had a garden herself,
though her mother recalls a
local victory garden created
to produce vegetables during
World War II. One childhood
photo included in the book
shows Michelle as an infant
in her mother's arms the
resemblance between Mar-
ian Robinson in the picture
and Michelle as an adult is
striking and another de-
picts a young Michelle prac-
ticing a headstand in the

and takes off nearby, won't
topple it.)
Some of the harvest is do-
nated to Miriam's Kitchen,
a feeding program for the
homeless in downtown Wash-
ington, and jars of pickled
White House vegetables have
been part of gift packages for
United Nations dignitaries.
At a luncheon last week for
spouses of the Group of Eight
leaders meeting at Camp Da-
vid, the menu featured greens
from the White House garden.
The book includes recipes
from White House chefs, from
corn soup to spinach pie.
Obama is contributing her
proceeds from the book to the
National Park Foundation, a
non-profit group that will use
the funds to offset the mod-
est costs of the White House
garden as well as finance pro-

grams promoting gardening,
healthful eating and outdoor
activities by young people.
Many evenings, the Obam-
as' family dinner features
something that is ripe and
ready from the garden al-
though 14-year-old Malia
turns out to be no fan of snap
peas, homegrown or not. The
dinner hour itself has been
an unexpected benefit of their
White House tenure, Michelle
Obama says.
"Truly, before we came to
the White House, we didn't
have time for family dinners,"
she says. "We were like most
families. Dad was at work
or traveling. The girls and I
would eat as much as pos-
sible together, but sometimes
they had activities and some-
body was eating at a different

("I can't do that anymore,"
the 48-year-old Harvard-
trained lawyer says with a
chuckle in the interview.
"Tried it and had a headache
for a week.")
Concern about her daugh-
ters' health had sparked her
interest in seeking out fresh-
er, healthier and more locally
grown foods. She discussed
the idea with some friends
who gardened but didn't men-
tion it to her husband until
after Election Day.
"I didn't talk to him about
it until he had won, because
I figured you don't jinx an
election by talking to the can-
didate about you know,
'When we get there ... she
says, gesturing around her
and laughing. After the elec-
tion, she broached her idea to
start the first vegetable garden
on the White House grounds
since Eleanor Roosevelt's vic-
tory garden in the 1940s.

* A local softball
team for healthy ladies
who are 50+ years old is
ready to start and only
needs 15 more players.
Many different experience
levels are welcome. For
information, call Coach
Rozier at 305-389-0288 or
Gloria at 305-688-3322.

E Looking for all former
Montanari employees to
get reacquainted. Meetings
are held on the last
Saturday of each month
at 9 a.m. For information
contact Loletta Forbes at
786-593-9687 or Elijah
Lewis at 305-469-7735.

Miami Jackson and
Miami Northwestern
Alumni Associations are
calling all former basketball
players and cheerleaders
for the upcoming 2012
Alumni Charity Basketball
game. Generals call 786-
419-5805, Bulls call 786-
873-5992, for information.

E Miami Jackson
Senior High class of
92 is currently planning
a 20th year reunion. Call
committee president
Herbert Roach at

IThe 5000 Role Models
of Excellence Project will
be celebrating 20 years of
mentorship at their 2013
5000 Role Models Reunion.
All role models members,
mentors and students
are urged to contact the
Role Models's office:e-
mail 5000RoleModels@
dadeschools.netor call
305-995-2451ext. 2.

M The Expert Resource
Community Center (HUD
approved Counseling
Agency) located at 610
NW 183 Street, Suite 202,
Miami Gardens, every
Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.-
11:30 a.m. For more
information call Lou Green
at 305-652-7616.


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Gas prices posted at a gas station in Phila-



Relief at gas pump
By Gary Strauss

Except for the supply-tight West Coast, motor-
ists can expect more relief at the pump heading
into peak summer driving season.
After topping out at $3.92 in early April, gaso-
line now averages $3.68 a gallon. Weak demand,
slumping crude oil prices and ample inventories
could push prices to $3.55 by mid-June, says
Brian Milne, analyst at Telvent DTN.
That's a far cry from $5-a-gallon fears in early
2012, when crude prices surged earlier and faster
than ever before on fears that tensions with Iran
threatened supplies.
In the wake of a sputtering global economy,
rising domestic production and lower demand,
national prices topped out six weeks ahead of
seasonal patterns and are peaking before Me-
morial Day for the third consecutive year. And
though consumers still have plenty to grouse
about, prices are 15 cents below year-ago levels
and 43 cents off 2008's record $4.11.
"We're getting a bit of a break here," says Tom
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Auto plants roar

into overdrive

Demand drives overtime

and increased hiring

By Chris Woodyar

Automakers are pushing factories and workers
to the limit to try to meet burgeoning demand for
new vehicles.
Some plants are adding third work shifts.
Others are piling on worker
overtime and six-day weeks.
And Ford Motor and Chrys-
ler Group are cutting out or
reducing the annual two-week
July shutdown at several
plants this summer to add
thousands of vehicles to their EVANS
"We have many plants working at maximum
capacity now," Ford spokeswoman Marcey Evans
says. "We're building as many (cars) as we can."
The auto recovery is a bright spot in the slow
economic comeback, and President Obama has
made it a cornerstone of his campaign, saying
his team saved Chrysler and General Motors
with the government-run bankruptcies it says
were the only alternative.to collapse.
Republican: rival Mitt Romney says the auto
companies could have gone through a more nor-
mal bankruptcy, with government loan guaran-
tees only part of the process.
Please turn to AUTO 8D

up royal delights

Norland alum knows the ingredients for success
By Zachary Rinkins
Miami Times writer

Local caterer Kelly Hunter recently transformed his passion for cook-
ing into King of Foods, Inc, a full-service catering and event pianr ning
company. But, if you ask his mother, the chef's affinity started -s
many years ago. ,.......
"He really took a liking to cooking as a child," said Karen
Hunter-Jackson. "As he got older, he told us he didn't want ain:,
help. The food tasted great and I'm proud to say that we were
his first guinea pigs."
The Bethune-Cookman University alumnus incorporated .'
informal market research and his hospitality management
training into King of Foods. The firm serves a vast array
of private clients,in addition to local government and
community organizations. The chef mixes a pinch of
service and two scoops of entrepreneurial excellence to : ..
create his recipe for triumph.

"I always liked entrepreneurship because it
offers you a chance to build wealth and have
independence," he said. "I gravitated towards
cooking because I was good at it and my family encour-
aged me along the way. With King of Foods, I want to give all my h
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Study: Typical CEO made $9.6M last year

By Christina Rexrode
Associated Press

NEW YORK Profits at big U.S.
companies broke records last
year, and so did pay for CEOs.
The head of a typical public
company made $9.6 million in
2011, according to an analysis by
The Associated Press using data
from Equilar, an executive pay
research firm.
That was up more than six per-
cent from the previous year. The
figure is also the highest since
the AP began tracking executive
compensation in 2006.
Companies trimmed cash
bonuses but handed out more in
stock awards. For shareholder
activists who have long criticized
CEO pay as exorbitant, that was
a victory of sorts. That's because
the stock awards are being tied

more often to company perfor-
mance. CEOs can't cash in the
shares right away. They have to
meet goals first, like boosting
profit to a certain level.
The idea is to motivate CEOs to

Last year, a law gave sharehold-
ers the right to vote on whether
they approve of the CEO's pay.
The vote is nonbinding, but
companies are keen to avoid an
embarrassing "no."

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N. N N

make sure a company does well
and to tie their fortunes to the
company's for the long term. For
too long, activists say, CEOs have
been richly rewarded no matter
how a company has fared.
The corporate world is under
a brighter, more uncomfortable
spotlight than it was before the
financial crisis struck in the fall
of 2008.

"I think the boards were more
easily shamed than we thought
they were," says Stephen Davis, a
shareholder expert at Yale Univer-
sity, referring to boards of direc-
tors, which set executive pay.
In the past year, he says,
"Shareholders found their voice."
The typical CEO got stock
awards worth $3.6 million in
2011, up 11 percent from the year

before. Cash bonuses fell about
seven percent, to $2 million.
The value of stock options,
as determined by the company,
climbed six percent to a median
$1.7 million. Options usually give
the CEO the right to buy shares
in the future at the price they're
trading at when the options are
granted, so they're worth some-
thing only if the shares go up.
Profit at companies in the Stan-
dard & Poor's 500 stock index
rose 16 percent last year, remark-
able in an economy that grew
more slowly than expected.
Still, there wasn't much imme-
diate benefit for the sharehold-
ers. The S&P 500 ended the year
unchanged from where it started.
Including dividends, the index
returned a slender two percent.
And for many shareholders,
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How to spot personal debt scammers and protect your money

By Charlene Crowell
NNPA columnist

With so many Americans un-
employed or under-employed,
the social stigma of debt is not
as harsh as it once was. Too
many people who have played
by the rules and worked all of
their lives now find themselves
deeply mired in debt. Young
consumers, armed with a de-
gree in one hand and student
loans in the other, wonder
when they can live indepen-
dent of their parents' financial
support. In this still-unfolding
financial recovery, family stan-
dards of living are faltering, re-

tirements are delayed and both
generations worry.
For many consumers, the
debt dilemma is akin to a see-
saw. One side wonders whether
available funds will stretch far
enough to pay their bills. The
other side worries whether re-
maining credit can see them
Unfortunately, there are
businesses that prey upon
consumer financial misfor-
tunes, promising easy solu-
tions to nagging and deep
debt. On urban radio and late
night television these compa-
nies advertise how debt can
be settled for pennies on the

dollar. Some will even
identify the amount of
debt consumers must
owe before they can
"help" them.
Consumers who
believe this kind of
advertising almost
always get scammed.
After paying thou-
sands of dollars in
fees, they discover
that there was never a

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connection between the mon-
ies paid and real debt reduc-
tion services. Unfortunately,
by the time this epiphany oc-
curs, consumer finances are in
worse shape than before. And

the debt settlement
firm moves on to its
next victim.
Consumers us-
ing these services
are also often told
not to speak with
their creditors or
pay them directly
any portion of the
debt owed. If the
consumer follows
the instructions of

the debt settlement firm, pen-
alty interest rates as well
as late fees and other charges
begin to accrue on the amount
originally owed. In the mean-
time, the creditor often esca-

lates collection efforts as well,
sometimes turning the debt
over to a collection agency or
initiating lawsuits or wage gar-
nishments. If consumers stop
paying their debts, their credit
scores fall and make it more
difficult to gain credit else-
The Federal Trade Com-
mission advises consumers
to guard against fraudulent
debt relief firms by avoiding
any company that: charges
any fees before it settles your
debts; guarantees it can make
your unsecured debt go away
and stop all debt collection
calls or lawsuits; tells you to

stop communicating with your
creditors; guarantees that
your unsecured debts can be
paid off for just pennies on the
dollar; and refuses to send free
information about the services
until you provide personal fi-
nancial information, such as
credit card account numbers
and balances.
For most people, money has
a way of leaving out faster than
it comes in. When debt is in-
volved, bills seem to reappear
even faster. The better way to
resolve unmanageable debt is
the simple one: speak directly
with your creditors to set up a
manageable payment plan.


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What small business can learn from Google
3y Julie Clow learn from their users. ,-- tion fiercely devoted Julie Clow is the and spent five years
Rather than spend- / to making the lives of author of The Work there leading team
When I talk to peo- ing time perfecting a customers better, one Revolution: Freedom effectiveness, leader-
ple about Google and product that might not r :_ tiny step at a time. and Excellence for ship, management,
ts organizational cul- work, get it out there, Free bagels are op- All (Wiley, 2012). She and organizational
rg n-, t..i c l,, w anr let th foheedback f tional. joined Google in 2006 culture initiatives.

LtureI, LIItny are equa.
fascinated and hope-
less, believing that the
magic behind Google
lies in the deep reve-
nue streams that make
it possible to feed its
employees three meals
a day. Small business-
es, especially, tend to
dismiss Google as a
wholly unattainable
model for running a
However, I learned
core lessons at Google
that transformed the
way I look at prob-
lem solving and stra-
tegic thinking. There
were statements that I
heard early and often
that guided decision-
making at every level
of the organization.
These mantras are at
the core of innovation
for Google but trans-
late readily to any
business to create agil-
ity, employee engage-
ment and ultimately,
stronger business re-
sults. Google's success
owes far more to these
mantras than the food
in the cafes, and even
better, they cost no
money to implement.

Even the smartest
of the hyper-educated
Google leaders cannot
predict which prod-
ucts and features will
attract a sizable user
base. Instead, they
urge teams to launch
quickly and iter-
ate in other words,
stick with, and per-
fect, what's working
- based on what they

guide future develop-
For a small business,
this means trying out
a lot of services, prod-
ucts, marketing, sales
and other tactics in re-
ally small ways, gaug-
ing the success and
then building on the
ideas that work in re-
ality. Resist the urge
to perfect if your
customers understand
that you truly want
their feedback to shape
products and services,
they will enthusiasti-
cally share their opin-

If you try a lot of
stuff by launching ear-
ly and iterating, you'll
fail at most attempts.
This is the secret to in-
novation. Failure is not
a bad thing, but slow
failure in the mar-

ket is. Launch, iterate
and declare the fail-
ures as quickly as you
can. Most importantly,
learn from those fail-
ures to help guide fu-
ture efforts.
I recommend doing
a weekly retrospective
for your operations,
lasting no more than
30 minutes. Ask your
teams to answer three
simple questions: What

worked well? What did
we learn? What can we
do differently? Then,
pick the one change
that will make the
most difference and
put it in to play.

Your customers or
users should be your
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ways. A question I
ask incessantly to

is: "What problem are
we trying to solve for
our customers?" Ev-
ery product or service
must be linked to a
problem or challenge
that will make their
lives easier.


This mantra was im-
portant to mobilize ev-
ery Google employee in
the company to do the
things they felt were
right without worrying
about what approvals
they needed to do it.
The idea is to remove
barriers and to em-
power employees to act
Reward employees
for taking initiative,
and treat their mis-
steps as any other fail-
ure something to
learn from, but not to
dwell on. What is most
important is they be-
come stewards of your
company to make the
best decisions without
seeking 100 approvals
to do so.

This is my favorite
lesson from Google. It
gives explicit permis-
sion to employees and
the expectation that, if
something is broken,
everyone is empow-

ered and responsible
to fix it. If there is a
spill in the kitchen,
clean it up. If the copy
machine is broken, file
a ticket. And if you see
a void in the market

A .' .

for an application you
believe users will love,
then build it.
This creates an en-
vironment in which
every employee is 100
percent responsible for
making your company
better every day in lit-
tle (or big) ways.
Put together, these
five mantras create a
responsible organiza-

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Sealed bids for categories of items listed below will be received, at the address listed, on the designated
date. Said bids will be opened and read at the Miami-Dade County School Board Administration Building.
Bids are to be placed in the 'BID BOX' in Room 351, by 2:00 P.M., on the date designated. Bid forms on
which the bids must be submitted are available upon request from the DIVISION OF PROCUREMENT MAN-
AGEMENT web-site at http://procurement.dadeschools.net, or Room 351, address above, telephone (305)
995-1380. Award recommendations will be available on the Friday preceding the scheduled Board meeting
award. The results of bids awarded at the official School Board meetings will be available in the DIVISION
OF PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT on the Monday following the meetings. The Board reserves the right
to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, enacts a Cone of Silence whenever a solicitation
is issued. The Cone of Silence shall terminate at the time the item is presented by the Superinten-
dent to the appropriate Board committee immediately prior to the Board meeting at which the Board
will award or approve a contract, reject all bids or responses, or take any other action that ends the
solicitation and review process. All provisions of School Board Rule 6325-Cone of Silence apply.

Any Protest of Specifications, or Protest of Award, must be filed with the Clerk of the School
Board. Failure to adhere to the filing requirements and timelines, as specified in School Board Rule
6320-Purchasing, shall constitute a waiver of proceedings.

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Milk and Diary Products

058-MM10 6/14/2012 RFP: Comprehensive On-Site Health Care
Services for Students Attending COPE Center
North and Dorothy M. Wallace COPE Center
South (Re-Bid)

038-MM10 6/12/2012 RFP: Professional Development Services for
Non-Public Schools

By: Mr. Alberto M. Carvalho
Superintendent of Schools

Pre-BId Corif#*cW-;

A pre-bid conference
will be held on Tuesday,
June 5, 2012, at 9:00
a.m. at the M-DCPS
Department of Food
and Nutrition, 7042 W.
Flagler Street, Miami, Fl
33144 (entrance on SW
4th Street). Attendance
at the pre-bid confer-
ence is recommended
and highly encouraged,
although not a pre-req-
uisite for bid submittal.
At this meeting, any
questions regarding the
bid and scope of work
shall be discussed.


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ITB NO. MDAD-03-11
Miami-Dade County, Florida is announcing the availability of the above referenced, advertisement,
which can be obtained by visiting the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) Website at;
www.miami-airport.comlbusiness advertisements.asp (in order to view full Advertisement
please select respective solicitation)
Copies of the ITB solicitation package can only be obtained through the MDAD, Contracts
Administration Division, in person or via courier at 4200 NW 36th Street, Building 5A, 4th Floor,
Miami, FL 33122 or through a mail request to P.O. Box 025504, Miami, FL 33102-5504. The
cost for each solicitation package is $50.00 (non-refundable) check or money order payable to:
Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
This solicitation is subject to the "Cone of Silence" in accordance with section 2-11.1(t) of the
Miami-Dade County Code.

MC ,'M)
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MIA-Repairs & Modification of Central Chiller Plant East
& Central Terminal
Project MCC-P-046-A

MCM, LLC is soliciting bids for this project under the MCC-8-10 Program at
Miami-Dade Aviation Department:

Renovations, complete automation and survey preparation of current as-built
documents of the Central Chiller Plant. Work will also include Primary and
Secondary chilled water piping loops in the plant and on the Airport Terminal
roof up to the tertiary pump rooms.

Contract Measures: DBE Goal 15%. Recommended DBE goal based on
sitework/selective demolition, thermal and moisture protection, painting, me-
chanical & and electrical work.

Pre-bid Conference (Mandatory): Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.
Location: MCM, LLC 4301 NW 20th Street, Building 3030, 2nd Floor
Sealed Bids Due: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m. at same location
Bonding required for bids over $200,000.

For information, please contact MCM's offices (305)869-4561



Many unemployed facing early end to benefits
cutswil afect bou llUU caue tey on tnav tomee

By Paul Davidson

More than 100,000 Ameri-
cans out of work longer than y4 I -
a year in six states and Wash- .
ington, D.C., are expected bn '
to lose their unemployment. ar
checks this summer, pushing
the total cut off this year to
more than 500,000.
Economists say the cut-
backs will lower the unem-
ployment rate but hurt con-
sumer spending.
Affected are extended ben-
efits, paid by the federal gov-
ernment, which provide an
additional 13 to 20 weeks of
payments to those already out
of work 60 to 79 weeks. Con-
gress mandated the reduc- T ,
tions this year and they join
other cuts in place or coming.
Some states have trimmed
even initial benefits to less
than 26 weeks, and some
have limited eligibility. Flor-
ida residents must apply on-
line and take a lengthy skills -- t_- a
Starting next month, many The Congressional Black Caucus embarks on a five-city jobs
states will reduce the second fair and town hall tour.



The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida (Board), intends to select one (1) or more firms) to pro-
vide professional services to the Board for:


The firms) will be contracted for a period of four (4) years, with extensions at the Board's option. Work will
be assigned on the basis of the firm's workload, qualifications for the task, and performance on previous
assignments. The Board does not guarantee any minimum number of projects or any specific dollar value.

MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE: Thursday, June 14, 2012 at'10:00 a.m. local time, at
the South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union located at 1498 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.

RESPONSES DUE: RFQ responses must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. local time,
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at:

Department of A/E Selection, Negotiations & Contractor Prequalification
Ms. Nazira Abdo-Decoster, Executive Director
1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 305
Miami, Florida 33132

REQUIREMENTS: This is an abbreviated ad; the complete legal ad with instructions for response to
this solicitation including revised selection procedures and required U.S. General Services Administration
SF330 form will be available at the above address or at http://ae-solicitations.dadeschools.net.

In accordance with Board policies, a Cone of Silence, Lobbyist requirements, Local Vendor Preference and
protest procedures are hereby activated. These, and all Board policies, can be accessed and downloaded
at: http://www.neola.com/miamidade-fl/.

Failure to comply with requirements of this legal ad and Board policies shall be grounds for disqualification.

eif Habitat

for Humanity

Request for Proposals

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc. is requesting proposals for complete construction of Fifteen
(15) Single Family Residences. Site specific drawings for each unit are provided on the ftp: website below.
Proposals shall be received by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc. electronically as per below
e-mail addresses. The proposals shall be clearly marked as per each separate unit. Cost Breakdowns shall
be preferred. Participating bidders may or may not receive all units. Project locations are determined as
per RFP. Late submittals shall not be accepted or considered. All proposals are due 6-8-2012, 12:00 noon

These Projects are federally assisted and are funded, in part by a Self-help Homeownership Opportunity
Program. Bidders must comply with Presidential Executive Order 11246 clause, as amended; the Cope-
land (Anti-Kickback) Act; the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and all other applicable fed-
eral and state laws, and local ordinance.

This is also a Section 3 covered activity. Section 3 requires that job training, employment and contracting
opportunities be directed to low and very-low income persons or business owners who live in the project's

Full General Liability and Workman's Compensation insurance is required for all trades. Worker's Compen-
sation exemptions will not be accepted. No bonding is required. Activities are Davis Bacon rules exempt.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) and invites proposals from
small businesses, Section 3 businesses, minority business enterprises or woman-owned businesses.

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

Bidders must obtain a pre-bid package containing the Scope of work by downloading it at: ftp://fto.miami-
habitat.net and entering: constructionguest as password and username.

Download Files:
Habitat RFP (15 SFR Units Scattered Sites) 6-8-12

Please download all items and submit all forms required by Scope of Work. Please be aware of due date
for proposal.

phase of benefits, which aids
people unemployed for 26 to
79 weeks. That is expected to
affect several hundred thou-
sand by year's end.
The portion of the jobless re-
ceiving payments recently fell
below 50 percent.
Many states are ending ex-
tended benefits, as required
by federal law, because their
unemployment rates are no
longer rising.
From June through August,
New York, West Virginia, New
Jersey, Nevada, Rhode Island,
Idaho and Washington, D.C.,
will end extended benefits,
according to the National Em-
ployment Law Project. Those

cuts will affect about 116,000
recipients. From January
through May, 419,000 Ameri-
cans in 27 states lost pay-
Despite an improving job
market, those out of work the
longest struggle most to find
"You're going to be depriving
a lot of people ... of the basic
income they need to feed their
families," says NELP attorney
George Wentworth.
Many who lose payments
will have to take jobs for which
they're overqualified, says
Barclays economist Michael
Gapen. Many older Americans
will leave the labor force be-

cause they won't nave to meet
state requirements to look for
work to receive checks. Both
trends should cut unemploy-
ment by half a percentage
point the next year, says Mark
Zandi of Moody's Analytics.
But the loss of benefits will
hurt consumer spending and
shave up to two-tenths of a
percent off economic growth,
Zandi says.
Joe Sangataldo, 54, of
Vineland, N.J., has applied
for about 200 jobs since late
2010. After he loses his $407
weekly check in July, the for-
mer job trainer says, "I'm go-
ing to clean' bathrooms" if

The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, intends to award four (4) Construction firms the follow-
ing projects:

PROJECT NO. 00390000
Maximum Initial Value.- $200,000

PROJECT NO. 01204900
Maximum Initial Value $1,500,000

Sealed bids will be received by The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the project listed
herein, until 2:00 P.M. local time, Tuesday, the 19th day of June, 2012, at 1450 N.E. Second Ave, Room
351, Miami, Florida, following which time and place, or as soon there after as the Board can attend to
the same, the said bids will be publicly opened, read and tabulated in the Board Auditorium, Miami-Dade
County School Board Administration Building, by an authorized representative of the Board. Award of the
contract will be made to the lowest, pre-qualified responsible and responsive bidder for the actual amount
bid considering base bid and accepted alternates (if any) as listed in the bidding documents. Bidders must
be pre-qualified by the Board for the actual amount bid and may not exceed pre-qualified amounts for a
single project and/or aggregate prior to submitting their bid in response to this solicitation. Bids which ex-
ceed the pre-qualified amounts shall be declared non-responsive to the solicitation. The Board will award
the contract based upon the results of the tabulations as covered by applicable laws and regulations.


This Project may be funded in whole or in part under the provisions of the American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act of 2009 and/or other Federal funding program. Therefore, the Bidder shall comply with all
applicable provisions of 40 U.S.C. 276a-276a-7, the Davis-Bacon Act, as supplemented by the Depart-
ment of Labor regulations (29 C.F.R., Part 5 "Labor Standards Provisions Applicable to Contracts Govern-
ing Federally Financed and Assisted Construction" and Subpart 5.5 (2) "Contract Provisions and Related
Matters"), as may be further supplemented or amended from time to time by the Department of Labor, and,
any other regulations applicable to the source of Federal funds. Accordingly, the Base Bid and Alternate
Bids for this Project shall be in full compliance with the aforementioned provisions as further described in
the Contract Documents and all bids shall be calculated in compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act wage de-
termination applicable to this Project. Under the Davis-Bacon Act, contractors are required to pay laborers
and mechanics not less than the minimum wages specified in a wage determination made by the Secretary
of Labor, which wage determination will be attached to and incorporated into the Contract Documents.


A Cone of Silence, Pursuant to Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.212, shall be applicable to this solicitation. The
Cone of Silence shall commence with the issuance of this Legal Advertisement and shall terminate at the
time the School Board acts on a written recommendation from the Superintendent to award or approve a
contract, to reject all bids or responses, or to take any other action which ends the solicitation and review
process. Any violation of this rule shall be investigated by the School Board's Inspector General and shall
result in the disqualification of the potential vendor from the competitive solicitation process, rejection of
any recommendation for award to the vendor, or the revocation of an award to the vendor as being void,
rendering void any previous or prior awards. The potential vendor or vendor's representative determined to
have violated this rule, shall be subject to debarment. All written communications must be sent to Project
Architect/Engineer- Landera Associates, PA 8800 SW 85 Terrace, Miami, Florida 33173 and
a copy filed with the Clerk of The School Board at 1450 NE 2nd Avenue, Room 268, Miami, Florida 33132
(or via e-mail at Martinez@dadeschools.net) who shall make copies available to the public upon request.

Board Rule 6Gx13- 8C-1.21, Lobbyists, shall be applicable to this solicitation and all bidders and lobbyists
shall strictly conform to and be governed by the requirements set forth therein.


Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed and in the manner specified in Board Rule 6Gx13- 3C-
1.10, and in accordance with 120.57(3), Fla. Stat. (2002), shall constitute a waiver of proceedings under
Chapter 120, Florida Statutes. Any person who is adversely affected by the agency decision or intended
decision shall file with the agency a notice of protest in writing within 72 hours after the posting of the notice
of decision or intended decision. Failure to file a notice of protest or failure to file a formal written protest
within the time permitted shall constitute a waiver of proceedings. With respect to a protest of the terms,
conditions, and specifications contained in a solicitation, including any provisions governing the methods
of ranking bids, bids, or replies, awarding contracts, reserving rights of further negotiation, or modifying
or amending any contract, the notice of protest shall be filed in writing within 72 hours after the posting of
the solicitation. In either event, the protest must include a bond in accordance with the provisions of F.S.
255.0516 and Board Rule 6Gx13- 3C-1.10. The formal written protest shall be filed within 10 days after the
date the notice of protest is filed. The formal written protest shall state with particularity the facts and law
upon which the protest is based. Saturday, Sundays, and state holidays shall be excluded in the computa-
tion of the 72-hour time periods established herein.


The successful Bidder shall fully comply with 1012.465 (the "Jessica Lunsford Act",) and 1012.32 and
1012.467 and 1012.468 Florida Statutes (2007), School Board Rules 6Gx13- 3F-1.024 and 6Gx13- 4C-
1.021, all as amended from time to time and all related Board Rules and procedures as applicable.


The Pre-Bid Conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 5th, 2012 at 10:00 AM at MDCPS Div.
of Roofing, 12525 NW 28th Avenue, Opa-Locka, Florida



Pre-qualified bidders may obtain one or more sets of bid and contract documents from the office of MD-
CPS DIVISION OF ROOFING. 12525 NW 28 Avenue. Miami. FL 33167 (305) 995-7955 on or after May
30th, 2012, contact no. (305) 995-4076 Ivan J Gonzalez with deposit of $100.00 Non Refundable
per set, (Cashier's Check or Money Order, payable to The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida).

School Board Rules can be accessed on the M-DCPS website at www.dadeschools.net/board/rules/.

The Board reserves the right to waive informalities and to reject any and all bids.

By: Alberto M. Carvalho
Superintendent of Schools

All responses and proposals are to be submitted electronically only and emailed to: Kia.Hernandez@
miamihabitat.org and quotes@miamihabitat.org

TRADES: Turn-Key Construction


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Veterans must market themselves like civilians

By Andrea Kay

As our country celebrates
Memorial Day with special
sales and vacations, we some-
times overlook that the day
was set aside to honor those
who serve our country.
Our veterans are returning
from wars in search of civilian
work in the worst economic
downturn since the Great De-
pression. What are we doing to
help? And how can veterans
better help themselves?
Companies need to recog-
nize the value of vets. And vets
need to understand and com-
municate how their skills fit in
the civilian world.
Some companies are focused
on this. They understand that
"connecting vets with employ-
ment goes beyond hiring one
vet at a time or sponsoring

hiring fairs," says Ryan Scott,
chief executive of Causecast in
his Huffington Post blog.
Prudential is one. They have
an entire department dedicat-
ed to helping veterans. They
develop best practices and
"ensure that the company is a
welcoming place for veterans
transitioning to the workplace"
that includes training manag-
ers and employees to better
understand veterans' unique
The vision at Prudential is to
create "a movement in Ameri-
ca that recognizes the value of
veterans and why you should
hire them," the company's vice
president of external affairs,
Stephen Robinson, says in the
article. The key: changing the
perception that veterans are
people in need to people you


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Former Army Spec. Christopher Dungan, a Purple Heart recipi-
ent, now has a job rebuilding oil well heads but said finding a job
was not easy. He benefited from a Texas state program, run by
veterans, to get vets jobs.

For their part, veterans
"must shed some of their man-
nerisms and learn new ways of
working with those in the ci-
vilian world," Scott says.
I've worked with veterans.
And if you are a vet, I can tell
you that you've got tons to of-
fer: Skills in communications,
technology, management,
procurement and logistics, to
name a few. The hard part is
explaining what that is to a
nonmilitary audience.
You have personal attributes
like dedication and the abil-
ity to be decisive in a chaotic
environment all of which
translate well into businesses.
So when posting your profile
on websites and talking about
yourself, make it easier for ci-
vilian employers to see your
Cut out the jargon. Saying "I

will ETS out of the military,"
"served as an 18D," "have ex-
perience as M2 gunner (50-
CAL)" doesn't help civilian em-
ployers understand what you
can do.
What skills and knowledge
did you develop and how do
they relate to the civilian
world? Explain this in your
profile and conversations.
Figure out one by one
- how your skills translate
into nonmilitary jobs. To see
how military educational and
job training curricula aligns
with civilian workplace needs,
check out TAOnline's Skills
On one job site, I noticed
that a veteran referred to him-
self as a "hardworking troop."
Part of your success now will
depend on seeing yourself as a
hardworking employee.

Facebook's stock falls for first time

book's stock has fallen below
$30 for the first time since its
much-awaited public debut
this month.
The stock fell $2.40, or near-
ly eight percent, to $29.40 in
midday trading on Tuesday.
That's down 23 percent since
its public stock debut. It went
as low as $29.23 earlier in the
Facebook began trading
publicly on May 18 following
one of the most anticipated
stock offerings in history.
The site, which was born in

a dorm room eight years ago
and has grown into a world-
wide network of almost a bil-
lion people, was supposed to
offer proof that social media
is a viable business and more
than a passing fad.
Facebook's initial public of-
fering of stock priced at $38
and raised $16 billion for
Facebook (FB) and some of its
early investors. It had valued
the company at $104 billion
- more than Amazon.com, at
$98 billion.
The stock's public debut was
marred by technical, glitches

at the Nasdaq Stock Market
that delayed trading.
And the company, along
with the investment banks
that led the IPO, is the sub-
ject of at least two sharehold-
er lawsuits. They allege that
analysts at the large under-
writing investment banks cut
their second-quarter and full-
year forecasts for Facebook
just before the IPO and told
only a handful of clients.
Morgan Stanley has de-
clined to comment. Facebook
calls the lawsuits "without

Home prices rise in major cities

By Christopher S. Rugaber
As sociated Press

prices rose in March from
February in most major U.S.
cities for the first time in sev'-
en months. The increase is
the latest evidence of a slow
recovery taking shape in the
troubled housing market.
The Standard & Poor's/

Case-Shiller home price in-
dex shows that prices in-
creased in 12 of the 20 cities
it tracks.
Three of the weakest mar-
kets reported signs of im-
provement. Prices increased
in Tampa and Miami. while
prices in Las Vegas were un-
The biggest month-over-
month increases were in

Phoenix. Seattle and Dallas.
Prices dropped sharply in
Detroit, Chicago and Atlanta.
The increases partly reflect
the beginning of the spring
selling season. The month-to-
month prices aren't adjusted
for seasonal factors.
The overall index of 20 cities
was essentially unchanged in
March, after falling 0.8 per-
cent in February.

Automakers finally in high demand

continued from 5D

The automakers' problem
now is one they welcome: hot
demand. Sales for 2012 are
estimated at 14.3 million vehi-
cles, according to IHS Automo-
tive, up from 12.8 million last
Since the boom years when
the industry made about 16
million vehicles a year, auto-
makers have slimmed down
for the new reality. They have
no excess capacity but don't
want to open new plants and
risk having to repeat the recent
painful and expensive closings
if demand falters.

So as demand rises, they
push existing plants and work-
ers harder. "Some of the folks
are working 60 hours a week,
week after week," says Kim
Hill, director of economic devel-
opment strategies for the Cen-
ter for Automotive Research.
"When do you back up against
a wall and you can't run your
workers any longer?"
Not eager to find out, some
makers are hiring:
Chrysler. The Detroit plant
making the Jeep Grand Chero-
kee is working overtime five
days a week and many Sat-
urdays. "That's extra money
in their pocket, but (there's) a
toll it's taking on the workers,"

says spokeswoman Jodi Tin-
son. Chrysler is adding 1,100
jobs on a third shift to ease
the problem. It also just added
1,800 workers in Belvidere, Ill.,
to make the new Dodge Dart.
Volkswagen. Adding 800
workers will allow VW's Chat-
tanooga, Tenn., plant to run 20
hours a day, six days a week.
Hyundai. A new third shift
of 877 is being added at its
Montgomery, Ala., plant.
Toyota. More than 1,000
jobs are being added at five U.S.
plants. Most plants already are
using overtime and Saturdays.
"In most of our plants ... we're
maxed out," Toyota spokesman
Mike Goss says.

As compensation rises gap widens

CEO Weinberg Center for Corporate
continued from 5D Governance at the University of
their main concern that pay The typical American work-
is just too much, no matter er would have to labor for 244
what the form has yet to be years to make what the typi-
addressed. .cal boss of a big public compa-
"It's just that total (compen- ny makes in one. The median
station) is going up, and that's pay for U.S. workers was about
where the problem lies," says $39,300 last year. That was up
Charles Elson, director of the one percent from the year be-

fore, not enough to keep pace
with inflation.
To determine 2011 pay pack-
ages, the AP used Equilar data
to look at the 322 companies
in the S&P 500 that had filed
statements with federal regula-
tors through April 30. To make
comparisons fair, the sample
includes only CEOs in place for
at least two years.

Unstable fuel costs create fear, distrust

continued from 5D

Kloza of the Oil Price Informa-
tion Service, who notes that
domestic supplies are at their
highest levels since 1990.
Benchmark West Texas crude
oil dipped under $90 a bar-
rel earlier this week, a seven-
month low, before rebounding
Thursday to $90.66 a barrel.
That's off 17 percent since Feb-
ruary, American Petroleum In-
stitute economist John Felmy
Still, disparities in regional
prices are widening.

In California, Washington
and Oregon which sport the
nation's costliest gas in the con-
tiguous 48 states at statewide
averages of up to $4.34 a gallon
- prices continue to climb and
could average close to $4.50 by
this weekend, surpassing all-
time highs in some cities.
In South Carolina and other
Southern states, where gas is
the cheapest, prices could soon
flirt with $3 or lower.
"I can't recall a wider vari-
ance or a time where prices in
some states were up strongly
and falling in others," says Pat-
rick DeHaan, senior gas ana-

lyst for price-tracker gasbuddy.
Washington and Oregon have
been hurt by lower refining ca-
pacity since February, when
fire shuttered Washington's
largest plant. California refin-
eries have been hampered by
switchovers to summer-grade
Barring renewed tensions
with Iran or a severe hurricane
season, prices should stabi-
lize and eventually drop on the
West Coast.
"I don't see considerably lower
prices, but we've seen highs for
the year," Milne says.

'King of Foods' services community

continued from 5D

customers the best tasting food
and entertainment experience
Kimberly Bankhead, vice
president for administration of
the South Florida chapter of the
National Black MBA Associa-
tion, collaborated with Hunter
on several community service
projects over the past few years.
She commends his growth.
"Kelly is awesome," Bankhead
said. "The food is favorable and
he serves the community. What

more can you ask? He has been
instrumental in supporting the
catering needs of several com-
munity efforts to great success."
Hunter partners with public
officials and community organi-
zations to host events catering
to young males. During these
teen summits, young men gain
exposure to positive role models
and receive advice on decision-
making and goal setting.
"Every company has a so-
cial responsibility to give back
to their community especially
minority-owned businesses,"
he added. "Black kids have

too many negative examples.
I wanted to present a positive
Jimmy Grissom, an 18-year-
old attendee at a recent Spa-
ghetti Talk teen summit called
the opportunity "a blessing."
"Not many young people get
the opportunity to have power-
ful people take you aside, talk
to you and give you advice,"
Grissom said. "It was an incred-
ible experience."
Log on to KingofFoods.com for
the latest information on Hunt-
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and his recipes of the week.


'. M -, i.-.r'. r .,' OPPORTUNITY
Carrfour Supportive Housing is accepting pre-applications for very and low Income families to reside at
1475 NW 61 Street. The pre-application form is available below. No telephone calls, walk-ins or drop-off
applications will be accepted.
Rules of Participation:
Pre-applications must be accurately completed (NO BLANKS) and mailed to the'following ad-
dress: Carrfour Supportive Housing, 1398 SW 1st Street, 12th Floor, Miami Fl 33135. Pre-ap-
plications will not be accepted in person. Only applications sent via regular mail, certified mail,
FedEx, UPS or other similar means will be accepted.
Any pre- application that is not fully and accurately completed and /or is received after June 25.
2012 will be disqualified. The waiting list will be closed June 25. 2012 at 5:30 P.M.
Pre-applications received by June 25 at 5:30pm will go through a lottery process and assigned
a randomly selected number. Only pre-applications with random numbers 1 trough 100 will be
placed on the wait list. The 100 selected pre-applicants will be notified after June 27. 2012.
Only one pre-application per household will be considered throughout the entire process. Any
household that submits more than one application will be disqualified. If any member of a
household is included on multiple pre-applications all the pre-applications will be disqualified.

Eligible income limits for program participation are as follows

Composition 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income $27,600 $31,500 $35,460 $39,360 $42,540 $45,660 $48,840 $51,960

Pre-Application Rental


Mail your completed form to: Carrfour Supportive Housing, 1398 SW 1st Street, 12TH floor Miami,
FL 33135. Applications must be received on or before June 25. 2012. Please print neatly in ink.
All fields are required. Submit this form only. Incomplete pre-applications will be disqualified.
Carrfour shall not be responsible for material lostldelayed through the mail.

Please complete applicable below information DO NOT LEAVE BLANKS (indicate N/A if not appli-

Name (First, Middle, Last) Relationship Date of Birth Social Security #

Address: City, State: Zip Code: Day time phone#: Email address:

*Annual Household income (see below) As per below description, indicate If you meet any priorities__

$_________ DO NOT LEAVE BLANK Indicate N/A if not applicable
*ANNUAL INCOME: Indicate the approximate TOTAL amount of all family's YEARLY gross (before taxes) income.
Include all sources of income for all the family members who are 18 years of age or older. (Income includes: child sup-
port contribution, interest and dividends, wages, self employment, unemployment benefits, Social Security disability,
workers comp., pension or retirement benefits, welfare income, veteran's income, alimony and any income sources not
specifically excluded in 24 CFR Part 4.609)

** PRIORITIES: 1.) Formerly homeless household currently residing in a supportive housing program, in good standing
and no longer requiring supportive services, but still in need of affordable housing, 2) Veterans, 3) Public safety officials
such as police officers, firefighters, paramedics, active or preceding training.

I swear and/or affirm that all information contained on this pre-application is true and complete. I understand
this is a pre-application and not an offer of housing. I am aware that I must immediately notify Carrfour Sup-
portive Housing in writing of any change in my address. I understand that any misrepresentation or false in-
formation will result in the disqualification of my pre-application and that additional information will be required
to determine eligibility.

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1140 NW 79 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $525.
free water.

1150 NW 1 Place
One bedroom, one bath,
$395. 305-642-7080.

1210 NW 2Avenue
One bdrm., one bath, $350.
Appliances. 305-642-7080.

1261 NW 59 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$495. 305-642-7080

1317 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$400. 305-642-7080.

1348 NW 1 Avenue
One bdrm., one bath $375

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$475. 786-236-1144 or
14041 NE 2 AVENUE
One bedroom, two baths. Se-
niors and Section 8 welcome.
14370 NW 22 Avenue
One bdrm, One bath $425
Ms. Jackson 786-267-1646

1450 NW 1 Avenue
Efficiency, one bath $395.

1490 NW 69 Street, Apt. 4
Two bdrms, one bath, cen-
tral air. $650 mthly. Call Mr.
Washington, 305-632-8750.
1648 NW 35 Street
One and two bedrooms, tile
floors, central air.
786 355-5665.
1718 NW 2 Court
One bdrm. one bath .5395
305-6.42- 080

1729 N.W. 93 Street
Furnished one bedroom, air
condition apt., $750, utilities
paid. Joe 786-385-8326.
1927B NW 56 Street
Two bedrooms. $700 mthly,
first and last. Free Water.
1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom one t.ain
$425 Appliances

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $395.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.
252 NE 82 Terrace
One bedroom, one bath. Sec-
tion 8 welcomed.
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $445.
Appliances. 305-642-7080
One bedroom, very nice $450
a month. Call 305-557-1750.
50 Street Heights
Walking distance from
Brownsville Metrorail. Free
water, gas, window bars,
iron gate doors. One and two
bdrms from $490-$580 mthly!
Apply at 2651 NW 50 Street,
call 305-638-3699.
60 and 61 Street
One and two bdrms, $595
and $695. Call 786-486-2895.
731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water. $550 monthly.
Call 786-328-5878
7525 North Miami Avenue
One bdrm, one bath. Reno-
vated, new appliances, park-
ing. Section 8. HOPWA OK.
$650. Call 305-669-4320.
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Brownsville.
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080
One bedroom, one bath,
$450 monthly. 305-717-6084
One bdrm, one bath. Special
$550. 305-717-6084
Two bedrms, one bath. $650
monthly. Section 8 Wel-
comed. 305-717-6084.

Two bedrooms, one bath.
$795 monthly. Section 8 wel-


191 Street NW 35 Avenue
Four bedrooms, Section 8
Welcome. 305-754-7776
211 Briarwood Circle
Three bdrms, two baths.
$1200 mthly. 305-978-1324.
2875 NW 196 Street
Three bdrms, one bath, ac-
cept Section 8, 305-970-5573
One bedroom, one bath, ful-
ly upgraded, $875 monthly.
800 square feet with den.
Section 8 welcome.
786-260-5708 Cell
305-652-2257 Office
Three bedrooms units. Rudy
17942 NW 40 Court

10 NW 71 St(rear)
On 71 St and N Miami Ave
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$700, free water, call:
1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two 2drrrm one tbal. $450.

1283 NW 55 Street
One bedroom, one bath.
$600 monthly. 786-328-5878.
1369 NW 40 Street
Spacious two bedrooms, one
bath. Central air and tile. Sec-
tion 8 okay. 786-413-8045.
1412 NW 55 Street
One bedroom, air, bars, $600
mthly. 305-335-4522
155 NE 82 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath;
two bedrooms, one bath,
marble floors, 786-237-1292.
1814 NW 93 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1200 monthly.
2001 NW 89 Street
Two bdms, one bath. Section
8 only. 305-796-5252
2103 NW 100 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
new appliances. $1250
monthly, $1000 deposit.
Section 8 only. 786-413-
2125 NW 91 Street
Two bedrooms unit and one
bedroom unit, central air.
2524 NW 80 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
air condition, stove, refrig-
erator, bars. $875 monthly,
$2625 to move in.
416 N.E. 59 Street
Large one bedroom, very
clean, air, water is included.
$700 monthly.
542 N.W. 92 Street
Three tedioorrs, twro baths,
new carpet arid nrew appli-
ancr:es 1250 moninly Sec-
tion 8 only deposit $1000.
Call 786-413-8086

68 NW 45 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, $795. 786-344-3278
6800 N.W. 6 Court
Three bedrooms, one bath.
$1125. Free water/electric.
7013 NW 21 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
appliances, air, large back-
yard, security bars, free wa-
ter. 305-625-8909.
9100 N.W. 20th Avenue
Two bdrms., one bath, $825
mthly, 305-458-1913.
9896 NW 21 AVENUE
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, tiled floors.
CALL 786-237-1292
Two bdrms, one bath, first,
and security. 305-244-6845
Located Near 90 Street
and 25 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
light, water, and air included.
Call 305-693-9486
Two bedrooms, one bath.
Quiet tenant. $1000 monthly.
$800 security. 305-754-6979

100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
2106 NW 70 Street
Furnished, no utilities, $1000
to move in, $750 monthly.
2905 NW 57 Street
Small furnished efficiency,
$500 monthly plus $100 se-
curity deposit, first and last.
$1100 to move in, or small
furnished room $285 monthly,
$670 to move in.
305-989-6989, 305-638-8376
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395.
Appliances, free water.

5541 NW Miami Court
Newly renovated, fully
furnished, utilities and cable
(HBO, BET, ESPN), from
$185 wkly to $650 monthly.
62 Street NW First Avenue
$550 monthly. $1100 move
in. Call 305-989-8824
77 Street and 15 Avenue
Utilities, private bath, air,
cable. $595. 305-218-4746

Furnished Rooms
1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
1358 NW 71 Street
Air, cable. $300 to move in,
$150 weekly. 786-286-7455.
1500 NW 74 Street
Microwave, refrigerator, color
TV, free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
2373 NW 95 Street
$90 weekly,
call 305-450-4603
3042 NW 44 Street
Big rooms, air, $115 wkly,
move in $230. 786-262-6744
7110 NW 15 Court
Share two bdrm. house, $130
a week. 305-254-6610
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
Nicely furnished room with
private entrance.
$120 weekly, $240 to move
in. Air and cable included.
Clean room, side entry, patio,
cable, air, 305-688-0187.
Large bedroom, cable,
central air, parking, utilities
included. Call 954-274-4594.
Clean, nice, and air. $400
monthly. Call 786-426-6263.

11235 SW 189 Lane
Three bedroom, two bath,
Section 8 OK. 786-512-4343
1541 NW 174 Street
Four bedrooms, two baths.
$1300. 786-853-1,834..
1541 NW 68 Terr
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$725 monthly. Section 8 Wel-
come. 786-586-1584.
1737 NW 49 Street
Three bdrms., two bath, Sec-
tion 8, 786-477-0531.
1865 N.W. 45th Street
Three bdrms, one bath.
$1075. 305-525-0619
19110 NW 22 Place
Large three bedrooms (pos-
sibly four), two baths, central
air, large family room and
den. $1600 monthly plus se-
curity. No Section 8.
330 NW 82 Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air and laundry room.
$1250 monthly.
3770 NW 213 Terr
Lovely four bedrooms, two
baths, end unit, fenced yard,
tile flooring, central air, close
to shopping, churches, at
Broward/Dade border. Avail-
able now! GALL 954-243-
4644 NW 16 Avenue
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$750 monthly. 954-496-5530
62 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1550. Section 8 okay.
6250 SW 62 Court
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air and heat, all ap-
pliances on corner lot. $1250
monthly. 954-735-0438.
8125 NW 6 Avenue
Three bdrms., two baths,
completely remodeled,
central air, stainless steel,
private parking, $1300 a
month, Section 8 ok, water
included, call

833 NW 77 Street
Four bedrooms, one bath,
bars, air, appliances, Section
8 ok, $1400, 305-490-9284.
9221 Broadmanor Rd
Three bedrooms, two baths
and large yard. $1'400 month-
ly. Section 8 welcomed.
944 NW 81 Street A
Three bdrms, one bath $875
mthly. Security $500. Water
included. Call 786-488-2264
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8 ok. 786-586-3946
or 305-491-7522.
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$650 monthly, 305-989-8967.
Behind in Your Rent? 24
Hour notice. Behind in Your
Mortgage? 786-326-7916.


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A strong consumer is key to a

strong job market: Laura Tyson

By Stacy Curtin

Investors had a long
Memorial Day week-
end to be free of the
U.S. market, but this
week could make that
mini-vacation seem
like a distant memory.
A large number of data
points are on the cal-
endar, ending with the
most watched of all on
Friday, the monthly
jobs report.
The U.S. unem-
ployment rate, which
stands at 8.1 percent,
has ticked down in re-
cent months, but since
the beginning of the
year the pace of jobs
growth has slowed.
In April, just 115,000
nonfarm payroll jobs
were created, down sig-
nificantly from the re-
vised figures for March
(154,000 jobs) and Feb-
ruary (259,000 jobs).
If the jobs picture
does not improve in the
coming months, Presi-
dent Barack Obama
could face an uphill
challenge when Ameri-
can voters head to the
polls in November. His-
tory has not be kind to
presidents who preside
over high unemploy-
ment. No president has
won re-election with
unemployment above
6% since World War II,
with the exception of

Americans' confidence
in the U.S. economy
suffered the biggest
drop in eight months as
worries about the weak
jobs, housing and stock
markets continue to
rattle them.
The decline comes af-
ter months of optimism
amid positive economic
The Conference
Board, a private re-
search group, said on
Tuesday that its Con-
sumer Confidence In-
dex now stands at 64.9,
down from a revised
68.7 in April.
The May figure,
which represents the
biggest drop since Oc-
tober 2011 when the
measure fell about 6
points, shows that con-
sumers need more en-
couraging news before
their concerns start to
dissipate. Despite eas-
ing gas prices, Ameri-
cans continue to be
concerned about slow
hiring, declining home
values, big drops in
the stock market and a
worsening European
economy that they fear
will negatively impact
the U.S.
"Consumers were
less positive about cur-
rent business and labor
market conditions, and
they were more pessi-
mistic about the short-
term outlook," said
Lynn Franco, director
of economic indica-
tors at The Conference
Consumer confidence
is widely watched be-
cause consumer spend-
ing accounts for 70%
of economic activity.
May's figure is signifi-
cantly below the 90
reading that indicates
a healthy economy. The
measure hasn't been
near that level since
December 2007. But
the latest reading is
still well above the 40
figure reached last Oc-
tober and the all-time
low of 25.3 in February
The consumer confi-
dence measure has zig-
zagged so far this year,
dropping in January,

~~e~4 (

President Ronald Rea-
gan in 1984, who won
despite a jobless rate of
7.2 percent.
Obama, however,
likely will be able to
claim victory on his
promise to bring the
unemployment rate
down to at least 8%
by election day, which
is currently six job re-
ports away.
In interviews with
Fox News and Time
magazine last week,
the presumed Republi-
can nominee Mitt Rom-
ney who can clinch if
he wins the Texas pri-
mary today made an
unemployment pledge
himself. He promised
to bring the jobless rate
down to six percent in
the next four years.
"By virtue of the poli-
cies that we'd put in
place, we'd get the un-
employment rate down
to six percent, and per-
haps a little lower," said
Romney, while citing

a three-pronged ap-
proach to do that, in-
cluding throwing out
Obama's health care
plan, creating a U.S.
energy policy and tack-
ling the country mas-
sive fiscal problems.
While Romney's
promise seems like a
lofty goal, given the
current U.S. growth
rate, most macro fore-
casts have the unem-
ployment rate coming
down to that level all
by itself, says Laura Ty-
son, University of Cal-
ifornia-Berkeley Haas
School of Business pro-
fessor and former eco-
nomic adviser to Presi-
dent Bill Clinton.
According to Con-
gressional Budget Of-
fice estimates, the
unemployment rate
is expected to fall to
roughly seven percent
by the end of 2015 and
5.5 percent by the end
of 2017, based on the
current rate of growth.

While "the unemploy-
ment rate is coming
down" the bigger chal-
lenge is for "it to come
down faster," Tyson
says. The rate of private
sector job creation has
been faster this pre-
vious recession com-
pared with the down-
turn at the start of
the last decade, notes
Tyson.' But in order
to bring employment
back to levels before
the 2007-2009 reces-
sion, which was worst
recession since the
Great Depression, the
consensus is that em-
ployers would need to
create roughly 250,000
jobs a month. And at
this point, 250,000
jobs a month does not
seem likely anytime in
the foreseeable future.
In the accompanying
interview, Tyson says
stronger consumer de-
mand is the solution
that will lead to more
jobs, and she cites three
things Congress can do
to help bring down the
unemployment rate.
Extend the payroll
tax cut. "We need to
extend the stimulus
measures that are in
effect this year through
next year," she says. "I
don't see any reason
for taking away payroll
tax relief, which is an
important stimulus."

er confidence plunges in May
rising in February and on track for its worst er confidence," Lonski
holding nearly steady month since last Sep- said.
after that. Analysts tember. The S&P 500 Meanwhile, recent
were hoping a slight is down 4.6% for the signs that an economic
rise in May would give month. On Tuesday, slowdown is spreatdirng
some credence to the the stock market ap- beyond Europe td fast-
idea that the economy peared to be shrugging growing countries like
is stabilizing, off the report. China has raised fears
Instead, the data, That indicates inves- that U.S. companies

which was based on a
survey conducted from
May 1 through May 16
with about 500 ran-
domly selected people
nationwide, suggests
that "the pace of eco-
nomic growth in the
months ahead may
moderate," said Fran-
co, with The Confer-
ence Board.
Mark Vitner, an econ-
omist at Wells Fargo,
said May's reading is
disappointing, but con-
sistent with the slug-
gish economic recovery
so far.
"In some ways, it's a
microcosm of the whole
economic recovery," he
said. "Every once in a
while hopes are raised
that things are getting
better and then the
bottom seems to fall
out again."
Analyst say the dis-
mal job market is what
keeps Americans from
being confident. In-
deed, U.S. job growth
remains inconsistent.
Hiring picked up ear-
lier in the year, but
slowed in March and
April, suggesting the-
economy's early-year
momentum faded in
early spring. Econo-
mists say a warm win-
ter led employers to
move up some hiring
and accelerate other
activity that normally
wouldn't occur until
A clearer picture of
the jobs market will
emerge on Friday,
when May employment
figures are due out.
The unemployment
rate is expected to re-
main at 8.1% for May
with an increase of
160,000 jobs, accord-
ing to FactSet. That's
above April's gains but
below the growth pace
set this winter.
Adding to Ameri-
cans' job woes, the
stock market in May is

tors may be more con-
fident in the economic
recovery than consum-
ers, said John Lon-
ski, chief economist of
"Financial markets
are giving short shrift
to the drop in consum-



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