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VOLUME 89 NUMBER 49 MIAMI, FLORIDA, AUGUST 1-7, 2012 50 cents

Campbell faces charges

but denies any wrong

State Dems say it may be best for her to "step down"

By D. Kevin McNeir

State Representative Daph-
ne Campbell [D-108] has faced
her share of problems recently
including a Medicaid fraud
probe and her son, Gregory,
set to appear in court this fall
for his alleged participation in
mortgage fraud. But now, with
a new investigation launched
by agents from the Internal
Revenue Service [IRS], the
legal problems and potential
disaster for Campbell, 55, her
husband Hubert, 47 and son,
may mark the beginning of the

end for her politi-
cal future.
Campbell has
yet to make an -
official statement
but said in an
interview with The '
Miami Times, that
she is innocent of
any wrong doing.
"The Miami Her-
ald never spoke with me and
I don't know anything about
any tax problems," she said.
"I have been making pay-
ments regularly and even have
money taken from my pay
check. My accountant is work-

I ing with the IRS
and we are sched-
uled to meet in late
August. This is just
ji another ploy by my
opponents and en-
emies who want to
SH make sure I am not
re-elected. That's
k why it's all coming
up at this time. It's
just not true."

Campbell suggested that
those who question her sup-
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WOW 2:
-Miami Times Photo/Levi Matthews

Times hosts first Political Forum
The Miami Times hosted its very first political forum, a two-day event at The Historic St. Agnes
Church in Overtown, last Thursday and Friday night. On both evenings, the church was packed
with anxious voters who wanted to hear from the candidates as well as supporters for those
scheduled to speak. After each forum, candidates met with the voters during a meet-and-greet

Defendant: Hazing was all about earning 'respect'

By Stephen Hudak
and Denise-Marie Balona

Fellow drum majors called
him "The Example."
Florida A&M University
drum major Robert Champion,
hazed to death on a parked
charter bus in Orlando last
fall, was the first to arrive for
practice, the last to leave. He
cared deeply about the world-
famous band's sound, its look,
its image.
"Rob was constantly asking
for more help to improve our
craft and art. He was always
asking, 'Hey, can we do this?

What do you think I can do bet-
ter to improve myself?' He was
always thirsty for more knowl-
edge," said Rikki Wills, 24, who
was Champion's roommate
and one of 11 band -.
members charged in '
his death.
Champion also hated
hazing, said Wills, him- ._4
self a drum major.
During an interview ._' _
with the Orlando Sen-
tinel, Wills, the only WIL
hazing defendant to
speak publicly in any depth
about the case, revealed some
new details about Champion's

death. He also offered his view
on why hazing thrived inside
FAMU's celebrated band de-
spite an administration and a
band director who said they
.----. fought it.
In the company of his
attorney, Bill Sharpe, a
S former assistant pub-
h'lic defender in Orange
SCounty, Wills professed
his innocence. He
said he tried to shield
LS Champion from the on-
slaught of fists, kicks
and drumsticks that caused
his friend to die from shock
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More kids living in poverty

Recession affected many children in South Florida icald sin Broward200and Palm Beach cun-

By Donna Gehrke-White

South Florida children have been
among the hardest hit by the Great Re-
cession: P-,verr*N among those 18 and
under increased 16 percent in five years
- nearly 15,000 more poor kids in Bro-
ward and Palm Beach counties, accord-
ing to data released Wednesday by the
Annie E. Casey Foundation.

In Palm Beach County, the number of
children in poverty was up 32 percent
from 2005 through 2009, the founda-
tion found through analyzing county
Census Bureau data.
Almost three years later, those num-
bers are most certainly higher. The
Florida Agency for Health Care Admin-
istration reported a 60 percent increase
in the number of poor children on Med-

In Hollywood, the soup kitchen at the
Jubilee Center of South Broward now
sees mothers coming in with babies
and other young children to get a hot
meal last Tuesday it was a mom with
4-year-old triplets, said executive direc-
tor Joyce Curtis.
She tells her staff not to cry, be-
cause the children don't realize the
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SGuns? We got a million ofaa .'em...

Guns?. We got a million of. 'em

By Robert Nolin

The number of Floridians packing
concealed weapons is booming and
within a matter of weeks should
hit the one million mark, making
the state the first in the nation to
reach that milestone in personal
That's the result of the state is-
suing between 10,000 and 12,000
carry permits a month.
"At the rate at which we are pro-

cessing permits, we will sometime
in the next six weeks to two months
likely reach the million permit
mark," Agriculture Commissioner
Adam Putnam said Wednesday.
And South Florida's armed popu-
lace leads the state. As of June 30,
Miami-Dade County, with 84,940,
had the most pistol-packing resi-
dents. Broward came in second,
with 74,439, and Palm Beach
County was number three, with
Please turn to GUNS 7A

Lt. Gov. apologizes for

remark about lesbians

By Brendan Farrington

ida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll
apologized last Thursday for of-
fending lesbians when she said
black women who engage in
those relationships don't look
like her.
Carroll, who was implying
that Black lesbians aren't at-
tractive, made the remarks

more than a HI M
week ago when
she was asked
about court doc-
uments in which
a fired staffer -
claims that she
walked in on CARROLL
Carroll and a fe-
male travel aide in a compro-
mising position. Carroll denies
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Jackson's 'Depression'

is treated at Mayo Clinic
By Douglas Belkin

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
revealed that he is being treat-
ed for "depression and gastro-
intestinal issues" at the Mayo
Clinic in Rochester, Minn.,
ending nearly two months of
speculation about his illness
and whereabouts but raising

Penn State case bad, but church sex abuse worse

By DeWayne Wickham

I didn't have much sympa-
thy for people who complained
about the punishment the
NCAA doled out to Penn State,
until I discovered how an even
larger institution in the Key-
stone State has escaped pun-
ishment for shielding dozens
of pedophiles in its midst.
In June, Jerry Sandusky,
a longtime assistant foot-
ball coach at Penn State, was
found guilty of raping and

sodomizing 10 young
boys. Top university
officials were told of
Sandusky's deviant
behavior years earlier
and did nothing to stop
him. They, apparently,
were more worried
about the damage that
exposing him would do
to the school's reputa-

lion, its football team
was banned from post-
season play for four
years and the games
it won from 1998
through 2011 the
span of time during
which university of-
ficials were aware of
Sandusky's pedophilia
and looked the other

tion than the harm he was do- way were wiped off the re-
ing to his victims, cord books.
For its inaction, Penn State
on July 23 was fined $60 mil- ANOTHER TROUBLING CASE

The next day, an even more
troubling case of child sex
abuse given that so many
more predators were involved
- played out in a Philadelphia
courtroom without any hint
that justice would reach be-
yond a low-level official of that
city's Catholic archdiocese.
Monsignor William Lynn was
sentenced to three to six years
in prison for covering up the
actions of pedophile priests he
was supposed to root out of
the church. Instead, he sent

them to unsuspecting par-
ishes where other sexual as-
saults took place an action
his lawyers said was ordered
by Cardinal Anthony Bevi-
lacqua, who headed Philadel-
phia's archdiocese from 1988
to 2003. He died in January.
In 2011, a grand jury said it
had "no doubt that (Bevilac-
qua's) knowing and deliberate
actions during his tenure as
archbishop also endangered
thousands of children in the
Philadelphia Archdiocese."

Lynn, it said, was carrying out
Bevilacqua's policies exactly
as he directed. But Bevilac-
qua, who was in poor health,
was not indicted along with
his aide.

According to that grand jury
report and another in 2003
and 2005 the Philadelphia
archdiocese's coverup of pe-
dophile priests started before
Bevilacqua became its leader
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Gun sales in Florida have
risen, by 96 percent from
2002 to the end of 2011.





Don't just vote Black -

vote quality Black
t's less than two weeks before the primary elec-
tions and as expected the tension is beginning
to mount. For some candidates, particularly in-
cumbents, the next several days could be viewed as
a life or death situation. To lose the race could be the
end of their political career. On the other hand, there
are those who want to replace the powers that be with
new voices and different ideas. They too, like many of
the incumbents, have invested their time, energy and
money with one goal victory. But then, one must be
careful when it comes to what we will do just to secure
the win.

As the voters make their decisions about whom they
believe is the best candidate for each race, it is impor-
tant to stress tl at while we may have the tendency to
vote Black, 1ll Black candidates may necessarily
be the best. '> licate. Don't get it wrong we are
proud and pl,, ,,.ed that there are so many Black men
and women wlu have taken up the gauntlet and are
seeking elected office. And it is equally clear that many
of them are very talented bringing with them some in-
novative ideas to the plate.

Still, it is one thing to be Black and proud. But it's
another and far more dangerous notion to tell folks
that we owe it to our "brothers and sisters" to vote
for any candidate that looks like us. Why? Because
some Black candidates do not have our best interests
at heart. They are in it to win it because they have
a grudge to grind or because they like the smell, the
feel and the allure of power. They are not in any way
representative of men and women who once led this
community: Charles Hadley, Rev. Theodore Gibson,
Gwen Cherry, Carrie Meek and M. Athalie Range, just
to name a few.

One other thing to consider: where would Blacks be
if whites or those of other ethnic groups had voted by
race only and never considered that a Black candidate
might be the btst for the job?

It's time to stop race baiting and demand that the
candidates prove to us why they are the best man or
woman for the job.


Media profile of recent

mass murderer is biased

In the past few days, we've
learned a lot about James
Holmes, the alleged shooter in
Aurora, Colorado. The desire to
learn about his background, to
understand him, speaks to the
destructive ways that we talk
about violence within our cul-
ture. It speaks to our collective
discomfort whenever we see,
confront, and face violence that
is "not supposed to happen."
Described as "nice,"easy-go-
ing", "smart"and "quiet", the me-
dia discourse has gone to great
lengths to humanize Holmes,
describing him in sympathetic
terms. Whethe identified as
churchgoing, or a- someone who
worked with i underprivileged
kids, the media has gone to great
lengths to depict him as a good
person gone awry. An AP re-
port included the assessment of
Jackie Mitchell, who lived in the
same neighborhood as Holmes
and reportedly had a beer with
him the week of the shootings.
Mitchell's "insight," albeit based
on a single encounter, purport-
edly authenticates a narrative of
Holmes as a "normal" All-Amer-
ican kid. He drinks beer and
talks football like many other
24-year olds. He was studious,
he cut the grass and cleaned the
car. The coverage seems to im-
ply that until recently, Holmes
was living the American Dream.
In seeking to explain why he
became a deranged killer, the
focus of the media has been to
search for answers as to "why"
he would do such a thing. Spec-
ulating how something must
have changed in recent months
(citing his decision to drop out
of school), Holmes has been
imagined as essentially "good."
There has been a consistent ef-
fort to provide an explanation
for why someone like Holmes
could have committed such a

savage act.
There are still many questions
unanswered about how Holmes
changed but why do we seek to
"blame" something other than
Holmes (along with a society
that regulates cars with greater
oversight than guns)? Why so
much effort to create a narrative
of a "good kid" who committed
an unthinkable barbarous act?
Americans like to think of this
kind of violence as an anathema
to who we are as a country and
as a culture and are reluctant to
think that someone like Holmes
an "all American kid" could
be a mass murder, a monster
living in our midst.
Whereas Black or brown and
"criminal" are interchangeable
in the public's mind; and "Mus-
lim" and "terrorist" are deemed
inseparable, an "all American
kid" accused of shooting into
a crowded movie theater, who
allegedly killed 12 and wound-
ed 58 more; who purportedly
bought 6,000 rounds of ammu-
nition, and planted bombs at
his booby-trapped apartment,
necessitates explanation.
There has been a consistent
effort to provide an explanation
for why someone like Holmes
could have committed such a
savage act. But in reality, this
kind of violence is in many ways
a part of our violent history and
culture and we have to start
recognizing that there is no
"typical" face of violence it is
not the Black kid killing people
in gang shootings, the Mexican
cartel member, or the "Muslim
terrorist." It can be, and often
is, the (white, suburban) kid
next door.
David J. Leonard is Associ-
ate Professor in the Department
ofj Critical Culture, Gender and
Race Studies at Washington
State University.

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Is Governor Rick Scott damaged goods?
Governor Scott wants the campaign trail. Romney has Scott, because Circuit Judge campaign cash
state to believe that his poli- been to Florida 53 times and Jackie Fulford invalidated a Power & Light, w
cies have lowered unemploy- Scott has not been invited on 3 percent employee contribu- raise electric rat
ment from 10.6 percent to the the bus, and he has not been tion for the Florida Retirement million customer
present rate of 8.6 percent, invited to appear with the GOP System, which the 2011 Leg- not surprise mc
But 75 percent of the drop is presidential nominee, islature enacted. There is an- tomers get a letter
due to people dropping out of Governor Scott would like other major privatization effort rates have gone -

the labor force. Florida desper-
ately needs additional Medicaid
funds, because a large group of
the population in Florida has
no insurance coverage.
Governor Scott has rejected
hundreds of millions of federal
funds, and now he has deter-
mined that Medicaid expan-
sion is bad for the state, even
though initially the federal gov-
ernment will pick up the tab.
To the detriment of the tax-
payers of Florida, our governor
has rejected needed and avail-
able stimulus, infrastructure
improvements, job creations
and health-care funds to snub
the president.
This short sighted thinking
has forced the National Re-
publican Party to keep their
distance from Governor Scott.
Scott's image is not good in
the polls and most of the Re-
publican leadership considers
him damaged goods on the

Governor Scott has rejected hundreds of millions of fed-
eral funds, and now he has determined that Medicaid
expansion is bad for the state, even though initially the
federal government will pick up the tab.

the citizens to think that he is
a job creator, but he continues
to reward wealthy friends and
businessmen with multi-mil-
lion dollar contracts and busi-
ness opportunities. Attorney
General Pam Bondi is trying
to appeal a ruling that blocked
privatization of 29 prisons in
South Florida. Thousands of
prison guards would lose their
jobs, and the company, which
may win the contract; the pres-
ident is a friend of the gover-
The Florida Supreme Court
is reviewing an appeal from

being pushed by the DOC for
inmate health care, which is
being challenged by the Florida
Nurses Association and Ameri-
can Federation of State, Coun-
ty and Municipal Employees.
As many Floridians evaluate
and monitor Governor Scott's
policies, large corporations
who can contribute to Scott's
re-election campaign, and
friends who have connections
and resources get preferen-
tial treatment. The governor
has promised to keep the cost
of living down for Floridians,
but has accepted $250,000 in

from Florida
rhich wants to
tes for its 4.5
ers. It would
e, when cus-
sr that electric

Under Governor Scott it ap-
pears that the rich keep get-
ting richer, under the disguise
that his administration is fo-
cused on job creation. Scott
believes that he can save mon-
ey through privatization, but
this appears to be destructive
corporate welfare where the
governor's friends get million
dollar contracts.
The governor has wasted
hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars on court battles, and there
was also a losing effort against
health care reform. Our gover-
nor has one of the highest un-
favorable ratings of any politi-
cian in the country, and our
governor's image is a disaster
for the state. In the coming
months, it will be imperative
that the governor stops wast-
ing money on court battles
that he cannot win, and allow
federal funding to be allocated
to the state.

BY EUGENE ROBINSON, eugenerobinson(d'washingtonpost aom

The surprise move of George W
This is a moment for all 50,000 HIV-infected people pected to take the right pill at
Americans to be proud of on the African continent were the right time every day. When
the single best thing George receiving the antiretroviral the drugs are taken haphaz-
W. Bush did as president: drugs that keep the virus in ardly, the virus mutates and
launching an initiative to check and halt the progres- becomes resistant. Therefore,
combat AIDS in Africa that sion toward full-blown AIDS. this reasoning went, trying to
has saved millions of lives. All By the time Bush left office, administer antiretroviral treat-
last week, more than 20,000 the number had increased to ment in poor African countries
delegates from around the nearly 2 million. Today, the might actually be worse than
world attended the 19th In- U.S. is directly supporting an- doing nothing at all. The Bush
ternational AIDS Conference
in Washington, D.C. They r i a a i t H
looked like any other group fricans are every bit as diligent about taking their HIV medica-
of conventioneers, laden with i tions as Americans or other Westerners. Treatment not only
satchels and garlanded with extends the patient's life but also decreases the likelihood that
name tags. But some of these he or she will pass the virus to an uninfected person.
men women would be dead if he or she I p the vs to an uninfected person.
not for Bush's foresight and
compassion, tiretroviral treatment for more administration rejected these
Those are not words I fre- than 4 million men, women arguments, which turned out
quently use to describe Bush and children in Africa. This is to be categorically wrong.
or his presidency. But credit an amazing accomplishment, Africans are every bit as dili-
and praise must be given especially because it wasn't gent about taking their HIV
where they are due, and supposed to be possible, medications as Americans or
Bush's accomplishment Before PEPFAR, the conven- other Westerners. Treatment
the President's Emergency tional wisdom was that the not only extends the patient's
Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEP- drug treatment regimens that life but also decreases the like-
FAR deserves accolades, had been saving lives in de- lihood that he or she will pass
It is a reminder that the U.S. veloped countries would not the virus to an uninfected per-
can still be both great and work in Africa. Poor, unedu- son. The end of the AIDS epi-
good. When the Bush ad- cated people in communities demic is not yet in sight. But it
ministration inaugurated the lacking even the most basic is no longer unimaginable. So
program in 2003, fewer than infrastructure could not be ex- far, the U.S. has spent about


Obama in Florida appealing to seni

Campaigning in Florida last
week, President Barack Obama
shared his plan for creating jobs
and told voters that Republican
Mitt Romney does not have the
compassion to lead the nation.
Obama spoke to voters in Jack-
sonville, West Palm Beach, Fort
Myers and Orlando last week.
Florida, the largest battleground
state with 29 electoral votes-
which is considered a must-win
for Romney. Obama's two-day
visit to Florida comes as new
polls show that the state is now
up for grabs. The latest Herald/
Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9
poll shows 46 percent of likely
Florida voters backing Obama,
45 percent supporting Romney.

Florida's Black, Hispanic and
senior voters are critical vot-
ing blocs and Obama campaign
aides say they are organizing an
unprecedented grassroots voter
outreach initiative in Florida.
The president told supporters
that he plans to restore middle-
class security by paying down
the nation's debt in a balanced
way that ensures everyone pays
their fair share while also in-
vesting in education, energy
and growing the economy.
Obama was traveling across
Florida during an embarrassing
and bizarre scandal involving
Florida Lieutenant Gov. Jenni-
fer Carroll, a Black Republican
who has been accused of hav-

ing a sexual relationship with a
former female aide, by Carletha
Cole, an African Methodist Epis-
copal minister.
Carroll's perplexing comments
prompted Florida's Democratic
Party to demand an apology
from Carroll.
"Lt. Governor Jennifer Car-
roll has embarrassed our state
with her public comments in-
sulting the gay and lesbian
community," said Democratic
Party Chairman Rod Smith. The
scandal has rocked Florida's po-
litical world and has proven em-
barrassing for Republicans who
are trying to portray themselves
as good government leaders in
an extremely tight presidential

Bush ?
$46 billion through .t7e pro-
gram. President Obama has
been sharply criticized for
proposing a cut of nearly 12
percent in PEPFAR funding
for the 2013 fiscal year. Offi-
cials say they are actually just
shifting money to complemen-
tary programs and that over-
all HIV/AIDS funding will rise
to an all-time high. Advocates
for the PEPFAR program ar-
gue that any way you look at
it, fewer dollars will ultimately
mean fewer people receiving
life-saving drugs and, po-
tentially, more new infections.
However, it must be noted
that the biennial internation-
al AIDS conference could not
even have been held in Wash-
ington during Bush's presi-
dency, because HIV-positive
individuals were denied visas
to enter the country. Obama
ended this discriminatory
policy during his first year in
Still, if Africa is gaining
ground against AIDS, history
will note that it was Bush,
more than any other individu-
al, who turned the tide.

race. To make
natters worse, Carroll made her
peculiar remarks during a Rom-
ney campaign office opening in
centrall Florida.
In the meantime, while Flor-
da Republicans are struggling
vith the public relations night-
nare created by Carroll, Obama
stayed above the fray and talked
o voters in Jacksonville about
moving America forward.
"It's wrong to ask seniors to
pay more in Medicare just so
millionaires and billionaires can
pay less in taxes," Obama said.
We shouldn't be squeezing
nore money from seniors who
are just barely getting by right
















Miami Times columnist,

Ruling boosts Dems A great opportunity for all Black

Judge Zioch ruled that the
Democratic Primary race be-
tween Katherine Fernandez-
Rundle and Roderick Vereen
should be a closed Democratic
Primary. This means that only
registered Democrats can vote
in the race. It will give Roderick
Vereen a strong opportunity to
beat a well-known State Attor-

problems in her office, particu-
larly in high profile cases. The
Miami Herald recently did an ex-
pose on the office of the state at-
torney's failure to prosecute po-
litically powerful Congressman
David Rivera. In this instance,
if she prosecuted and lost then
it would have been considered
poor decision making. At the

I believe many Black voters will vote for Roderick Vereen, be-
cause he is a well-known figure in the Black community af-
ter his run for congress. His campaign will benefit from high
Black voter turn-out, which may occur because of the
contested races in Miami Gardens .'.

ney, who has better funding. In
a closed Democratic race, there
are more Black registered Demo-
crats than Hispanics and white
registered Democrats. I believe
many Black voters will vote for
Roderick Vereen, because he is
a well-known figure in the Black
community after his run for con-
gress. His campaign will benefit
from high Black voter turn-out,
which may occur because of
the contested races in Miami
Gardens, and the high profile
County Commission races where
three Black county commission-
ers have drawn opposition. This
is also an election year for Presi-
dent Obama, and Black voters
are more attuned to this elec-
tion season, and voter turn-out
should be high.
While Katherine Fernandez
Rundle lost the court battle to
open the primary to Republican
and Independent voters, which
would have made her opportu-
nity to win this election much
stronger, she is still a formidable
foe, because of her huge finan-
cial advantage and county wide
name recognition. This race pits
two of my friends against each
other. I respect Katherine Fer-
nandez-Rundle, who has shown
her commitment to diversity in
her hiring and has developed
many innovative programs that
have enhanced the criminal jus-
tice system. She has had some

same token, by taking on an in-
vestigation and being pushed by
FDLE to prosecute and then not
prosecuting, it makes her appear
afraid to take on high profile,
hispanic political opponents. As
a result of the investigation, she
has developed a high profile an-
tagonist in the form of Congress-
man Rivera.
I also respect Roderick Vereen,
who has been a very close friend
for 25 years. He is one of the
best criminal defense attorneys
in the country and has handled
more high profile criminal cases
than any other Black attorney
in South Florida. He was very
confident that he would win the
election case before Judge Zloch,
and his prediction was correct.
His hurdle will be fighting a can-
didate who has raised an enor-
mous war chest and has county-
wide recognition.. He cannot
win on the Black vote alone, and
must and should appeal to other
ethnic groups if he wants to rep-
resent all of Miami-Dade County
as its top prosecutor.
This race has been interesting,
because both opponents are very
smart, strategic political actors.
This is like watching a master
chest game between two great,
chess masters. In this political
junkie's opinion, this is the most
interesting race in the county. I
am dying to see how it all turns
out on August 14.

As if Democratic Rep. Daphne Campbell isn't having
enough problems fighting to protect her legislation seat in
the Miami Shores area district, the state-party now wants
her to consider resigning because she is being investigated
by federal agents, who are tracking hundreds of thousands of
dollars through bank accounts tied to a web of family health
care businesses. Stay tuned.
****** *
A lot of people who feel that charter schools are just another
method for resegregating public schools and who hate the
Florida FCAT were happy to get this news.
New York and up to 25 other states are moving toward
changing the way they grant licenses to teachers, de-empha-
sizing tests and written essays in favor of a more demanding
approach that requires aspiring teachers to prove themselves
through lesson plans, homework assignments and video-
taped instruction sessions.
The change is an attempt to ensure that those who become
teachers not only know education theories, but also can show
the ability to lead classrooms and handle students of differing
abilities and needs, often amid limited resources.

South Florida has been extremely lucky in not having a se-
rious hurricane since Wilma put a hurting on this area six
years ago. But old-time hurricane watchers are a little con-
cerned about those two tropical waves forming far in the At-
lantic. Only 10 percent of the tropical waves actually develop
into tropical cyclones.

For Black Miamians, the
2012 election cycle represents
an embarrassment of riches.
Blacks make up 20 percent
of the county's population, but
more than 30 percent of Dem-
ocratic primary voters. That
means that Black voters will
have a significant say in wheth-
er the current state attorney
is retained or replaced. And it
means the Black vote could be
strongly determinative in non-
partisan races for judges, state
representatives and senators
and the county mayor. If the
Black electorate wields that
power wisely, it could shape
Miami-Dade County's future.
And with major economic
opportunities like the seaport
and rail expansion on the ho-
rizon, and major boondoggles
like the Marlins Stadium fresh
in people's memories, that's an
important burden for Black Mi-
amians to bear.
In the August 14 primary,
three of the four Black incum-
bent county commissioners
face real challenges some-
thing to which Black elected of-
ficials nationwide have become
unaccustomed. In the new
world created by redistricting
and ethnic realignments both
outside and within the Black
Diaspora, every incumbent is
a vulnerable incumbent and
must answer for the accom-
plishments, or deficits, in their
That is a good thing.
No politician should find
safety in their ethnicity. Being
a Black elected official should
not mean a job for life. If voters
won't impose a timeline for get-

ting things done by way of term
limits, then it's a good thing
when strong challengers do the
imposing themselves.
In several races this year,
Black voters have the choice of
at least two strong candidates
in a single race. Voting is a sa-
cred democratic right and the
decisions involved in it are so
important, they shouldn't be
One of those tough votes
will come in District 1, where
a strong, much-respected in-
cumbent, Barbara Jordan, fac-

munity that needs it badly:
Liberty City. For Dennis Moss,
redistricting could mean ethnic
competition never before seen
in District 9.
In each of these races, Black
voters should take into ac-
count which candidates have
asked for their vote, and which
have not. In the federal rac-
es, Rep. Frederica Wilson has
taken pains to explain to peo-
ple of all ethnic backgrounds
what she has tried to do for her
multicultural district, which is
home to the country's largest

In the August 14 primary, three of the four Black incumbent
county commissioners face real challenges something
to which Black elected officials nationwide have become

es a fierce, successful former
mayor, Shirley Gibson. During
The Miami Times forum last
Friday I stated that I'm glad I
don't live in Miami-Dade Coun-
ty, where I would be forced
to choose between these two
amazing women, along with a
longtime community advocate,
Wade Jones. In reality, I envy
the voters in that district, who
will be winners in that race al-
most no matter what.
Other races pose the real
possibility of a shakeup. In
District 3, the/ incumbent,
Audrey Edmonson, faces two
strong challengers among a
field of six: Keon Hardemon, a
forceful candidate from a well-
known political family, and Al-
lison Austin, who has built one
of the most successful chari-
table organizations in a com-

Haitian-American population,
along with a significant Black
base. Her challenger, Rudy
Moise, has run a race targeted
squarely at Haitian-American
voters. The specter of Black
voters dividing along those eth-
nic lines doesn't bode well for
two communities who have al-
ways been more politically po-
tent when united.
Voters should take into ac-
count who is backing each of
the candidates. It would be
a shame to outsource the de-
cision about who sits on the
county commission to a one
percenter like Norman Bra-
man. It would also be a shame
to dismiss any candidate he
supports out of hand, with-
out evaluating their individual
merit, and without evaluating
the money behind every can-

BY JO T Af iJf REID "A.'1.IuI, iii, 1 )"11 .1 Thir ,, i 1

We demand respect from our leaders at County Hall

We demand respect from our leaders at County Hall

Dear editor:

For the last several years
most residents have been ask-
ing members of the Arcola Lakes
Advisory Committee why our
proposed senior citizens handi-
capped recreation
facility has not yet been built.
The plan for this building was
approved and voted on several
years ago by the residents and
the preliminary design was com-
pleted by the architect from the
Office of Community and Eco-
nomic Development (OCED).
The plan included a 28,000
sq. ft building; an indoor heated
swimming pool equipped for the

handicapped; three whirlpools; a
500 seat banquet hall; exercise
room; video room; kitchen and
other items.
Several years later, a town hall
meeting was called by parks and
recreation and the commission-
ers. Senior citizens were bussed
in to vote on their plan from
as far away as District 3. After
much discussion their plan was
not accepted. Their plan includ-
ed a 14,000 sq. ft. building and
an outdoor swimming pool not
equipped for the handicapped.
It has been officially docu-
mented that our advisory com-
mittee called a meeting with
parks and recreation, and OCED

to make final plans for our se-
nior citizens building. This meet-
ing never took place, we never
called such a meeting, never at-
tended such a meeting. We have
been requesting the minutes and
sheet which they have yet
to produce.
At a public meeting, this
same parks and recreation of-
ficial made the statement that
the plan they designed for us is
all "these people" need and all
"these people deserve." We have
been trying to contact our com-
missioner, Jean Monestime, in
writing and via telephone and he
has yet to respond. We have also
been receiving threatening mes-

sages from persons associated
with his office on what damage
can be done if we do not accept
parks and recreation's plan.
We were surprised to learn
that a groundbreaking has been
scheduled for 10 a.m., Wednes-
day, August 8, 2012. No one from
the Advisory Committee was
contacted or consulted about
this event. As taxpaying citizens,
the members of this committee
and residents of this community
we are entitled to and deserve
more respect than that shown by
county government officials.

Melford Pinder

Lieutenant Gov cries foul claims victimization

Lieutenant Governor Carroll
is now crying foul, because she
claims to be the victim of the
same unfair judicial concept
(guilty until proven innocent)
that she and her governor crony
have tried to penetrate on some
Floridians and have perpetrat-
ed on others. As a result of the
accusation of the former aide
whom she fired some time ago,
that the Lieutenant Governor
fired her because she caught
the Lt. Governor in a compro-
mising position with another

woman. Mrs. Carroll feels
wronged. However, she seemed
to have no problem supporting
the governors attempts to have
thousands upon thousands of
Floridians be guilty until prov-
en innocent. Namely 1) Want-
ing to test all welfare recipients
to have them prove that they
were not using drugs. In order
to receive benefits, 2) wanting
all state workers to be tested in
order to work for the state, and
3) the latest being the purging
of the voted roles. Which in re-

ality says that all Florida voters
are guilty of fraud and must be
proven innocent. I guess the
Lt. Governor sees now that it
is no fun when you are caught
up in the same twisted and un-
just establishment of policies.
Not to mention that those pro-
posed policies would dispro-
portionately affect Black folk
negatively. Mrs. Carroll being
Black should easily recognize
that. Instead of being a force
to make things better for Black
folk. as well as all Floridians,

she has placed herself in a po-
sition to do the master's bid-
ding and validate his work and
policies by co-signing them.
It is just a shame that some
people will allow themselves to
be used in such a horrific way,
just for fame, fortune or sta-
tus. But one day she will real-
ize that life is more than those
nebulous and fleeting things.

Dr. Ronald Harris MD

Don't meddle. stav in vour lane Mr. Braman

As a Black man who has ers. Although we certainly that he knows what's best experience and power?
been involved in civil rights do not control the thirteen for Black people. What gall! I suggest that Br
^COE |since my teenage days, I member commission, Black Some of the candidates he find some other good
OiR\ I ELR \ was proud of the significant people do have someone to is backing such as Shirley for his money and let
progress we have made by speak for them and look out Gibson and Allison Austin people govern themsel
electing four Black Conm- for their interests. Along are good, but why replace
missioners to the Miami- comes Braman, a white mil- one good person with an- Shelton H. Allwood, L
['t ,1i. n TME Dade Board of Commission- lionaire who has decided other as soon as they get I
is runmnin outi!!i

Black men must step forward to save our youth

Outstanding! Your article
about the Black men's round-
table was one of the best ar-
ticles I have read in some
time. From the first line, you
captured the essence of what
the roundtable is all about,
the sense of urgency we
must have to save our Black
youth and our communities.
Your article invoked criti-
cal thinking as to how we

as a community has gotten
to this point, and where do
we go from here. It left me
wanting more. As the lead-
ing newspaper for our mi-
nority community, I applaud
your efforts in making this
an important issue. I found
it very appropriate that the
article appeared on the same
page with the story of the
Opa-locka shooting in which

two young Black men were
killed. The Opa-locka story
enhanced the importance of
having these roundtables to
address to needs, education,
and protection of our young
Black men. I am also appre-
ciative of how you focused on
the positive Black men in our
community who were willing
to take the time to speak to
our Black men and boys. It



really helps when these men,
editors like you and publica-
tions like The Miami Times
reach out to address these
issues. Together, I am con-
fident that we will have a
positive impact in the lives
of many Black youth, and in
our communities.

Desmond Meade

voters .
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didate in every race Si 1 "''
about choices.
In the case of state attor-
ney, where local attorney Rod
Vereen is challenging 20-plus
year incumbent Kathy Fernan-
dez Rundle, voters are being
asked, more than in any other
contest, to decide whether race
and the racial grievances of the
past matter enough to replace
a longtime incumbent. It is
perhaps in that race that Black
voters face the strongest test.
Yes, race matters in elections.
Some candidates clearly care
more about the Black commu-
nity and about uniting Miami-
Dade across ethnic lines, than
others. But the Black commu-
nity has interests that go be-
yond settling the scores of the
past. In the case of the state at-
torney, those interests include
ensuring that Black Miamians
are treated fairly by the crimi-
nal justice system, that crimes
against Black bodies are dealt
with as harshly as crimes com-
mitted by Black hands and
that Black elected officials who
abuse the public trust are held
to account by the law, just as
we hope they will be at the bal-
lot box.
With so much power to shape
this election, Black voters have
a chance to show that they
match in political savvy, what
they bring to the table in num-
Joy-Ann Reid is the manag-
ing editor of, a divi-
sion of NBC News. She writes
a twice-monthly column for the
Miami Herald and blogs at Re- Follow Joy on
Twitter at @thereidreport.



Obama's uphill re-election bid Hard times hit kids

By Michael Medved

Quick, now. Try to name big
segments of the electorate, or
even prominent individuals,
who opposed Barack Obama
in 2008 but have joined his
campaign for re-election. Dif-
ficulty in answering that ques-
tion caused even the presi-
dent, in a fleeting moment
of candor, to suggest that he
could easily lose the White
On May 10, Obama soured
the mood of enthusiastic do-
nors at a Seattle fundraiser
by telling them that "this elec-
tion is actually going to be
even closer than the last." In
other words, he knows that
he has lost supporters, rather
than gaining them, during his
three-and-a-half years of lead-
A "closer election" means
that one of the few iron rules
of U.S. politics indicates hell
lose his bid for a second term.
History offers not one exam-
ple of a chief executive whose
popular appeal declined dur-
ing his first term of office but
nonetheless managed to eke
out a re-election victory, as
Obama proposes to do. Among
the 24 elected presidents who
sought second terms, all 15
who earned back-to-back vic-
tories drew more support in
bids for re-election than they
did in their previous cam-
In the past century, this
base-broadening for re-elected
presidents hasn't been mod-
est or subtle. When Wood-
row Wilson campaigned for
re-election in 1916 (without
Teddy Roosevelt as a third
party competitor), his percent-
age of the popular vote soared
by 7 points. Franklin Roos-
evelt in 1936 enhanced his
already formidable popularity
by 4 percentage points, and
Dwight Eisenhower's land-
slide re-election in 1956 saw
his share of the electorate rise
from 55 percent to 57 percent.
Richard Nixon's improvement

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commands big leads among
young people, Jewish voters,
union households and unmar-
ried women but his num
bers are down from last time.
Even among Black voters,
where candidate Obama drew
95 percent of the vote in 2008,
his backing looks less unani-
mous and enthusiastic, in-
dicating potentially reduced
The president holds his own
with Hispanics (thanks to his
new emphasis on immigration)
but can't expect significant im-
provement on the 67 percent
he scored last time.
Four years ago, Obama won
Catholic voters, but recent
polls show this key swing con-
stituency either evenly divided
or tilting toward Romney.
If the president doesn't com-
pensate for inevitable losses by
adding new supporters, he's
certain to lose the election: His
vote total last time (nearly 52.9
percent against John McCain)
doesn't provide a comfortable
cushion against a more formi-
dable opponent and more uni-
fied GOP. Democratic strate-
gists must identify elements
of the electorate where they
can add new votes over 2008
rather than struggling on every
front to limit their losses.'
That's why the president's
own prediction of an elec-
tion "even closer than the
last" might have unwittingly
revealed his underlying pes-
simism in approaching No-
vember. He broke tradition
and made history in 2008 by
becoming the first non-white
candidate elected to national
office. It's also conceivable
that he could discredit Rom-
ney thoroughly enough to be-
come the only president to win
a second term with reduced
rather than enhanced support.
But the odds, and records of
all past campaigns, show that
accepting fewer votes in a bid
for re-election amounts to a
formula for sure defeat rather
than a blue-print for narrow


July campaign: President Obama on a two-day bus trip
through Pennsylvania and Ohio.

amounted to a staggering 17
points in 1972, while Ronald
Reagan's re-election percent-
age went up by 8 points.

More recently, Bill Clinton
faced Ross Perot's "Reform
Party" challenge in both his
presidential contests but
nonetheless raised his popu-
lar vote percentage from 43
percent in 1992 to 49 percent
in his 1996 re-election cam-
paign against Bob Dole. Even
George W. Bush, whose dis-
puted victory in 2000 and tu-
multuous first term produced
toxic levels of partisan ran-
cor, substantially improved
his standing with the public,
drawing an impressive 11.6
million more votes in his 2004
re-election campaign than in
his contest with Al Gore, im-
proving from 48 percent of the
popular vote to a slight major-
In fact, prominent Demo-
crats who backed Gore in the
prior election rallied to sup-
port the embattled incumbent
and played prominent roles
at the Republican Conven-
tion, including the keynote
speaker, Democratic Sen. Zell
Miller of Georgia. Other lead-
ing Democrats, such as for-

mer New York City mayorEd
Koch, Jimmy Carter's attor-
ney general Griffin Bell and
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly,
all offered impassioned back-
ing for Bush.

In contrast, several of
Obama's hope-and-change
boosters have deserted his
cause and in some cases en-
listed with the opposition.
Artur Davis, three-term Al-
abama congressman and
Congressional Black Caucus
member, delivered a seconding
speech for Obama in 2008, but
he now backs Romney and has
changed his registration to Re-
publican. West Virginia Demo-
cratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a
former governor, says he can't
commit to supporting Obama
this time, and the state's in-
cumbent governor, Earl Ray
Tomblin, expressed similar
sentiments. Colin Powell, who
proudly joined the Obama's
first historic campaign for the
White House, insists he re-
mains uncommitted in 2012.
Meanwhile, the tight nation-
al polling shows static or de-
clining enthusiasm for Obama
in the key constituent groups
that made up 2008's victorious
coalition. The president still

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desperate circumstances they are
in. Instead, workers serve them
ice cream as a treat and take
them to a more festive area with
stuffed animals. "But it is heart
breaking," Curtis said.
Overall, Florida ranked 44th
out of 50 states for the economic
well-being of children, according
to the foundation's 2012 KIDS
COUNT Data Book.
The Sunshine State has made
progress improving the lives of
children, with infant mortality
down and free preschool educa-
tion offered for 4-year-olds. But
the recession has made life more
difficult for many youngsters.
Nearly half live with families fac-
ing a high housing cost burden by
spending more than 30 percent of
their monthly household income
on rent, mortgage payments, tax-
es, insurance, or related expens-
es, the foundation found.
Many Florida families with
children are faced with smaller
paychecks or layoffs, said Susan
Weitzel, Florida KIDS COUNT di-
rector. They're coping by sharing
expenses with some parents mov-
ing into other relatives' homes,

Case speaks
continued from 1A

and lasted after he was re-
So why hasn't it been penal-
ized in some way for its bad
acts for sending pedophile
priests to counseling instead
of turning them in to the cops?
Why hasn't its tax-exempt sta-
tus been revoked for a number
of years? That might be a real
deterrent against a repeat of
such harmful indifference in
Philadelphia and elsewhere.
But the Philadelphia archdi-
ocese is not likely to suffer the
same fate as Penn State, even
though three grand juries
found it left pedophile priests
free to prey upon children for
years after church officials be-
came aware of them. That's
because saving the church

Weitzel said.
"A lot can be done to strengthen
communities so that supports are
in place to ensure children and
families have a greater chance of
success," she added.
Families continue to flood 211
hotlines throughout South Flori-
da, asking for assistance to pay
rent or mortgages, said Patrice
Schroeder of 211 Palm Beach/
Treasure Coast.
A few families are turning out
teenagers to fend for themselves,
Schroeder said. "There's a lot of
couch surfing going on," she said,
"with teenagers asking friends for
Added Weitzel: "When children
are going to school hungry and
do not know if they have a place
to sleep at night, how can they be
successful in the classroom?"
Florida also has more than half
a million children without health
coverage although those num-
bers decreased modestly, Weitzel
Her nonprofit foundation's re-
port found some good news: The
number of teenage moms, high
school drop outs and delinquency
cases, for example, were down in
South Florida. So was infant mor-

to all society
from scorn was more impor-
tant to them than protecting
children from those monsters.
"As powerful as Penn State
officials are, their power pales
before the power of the Catho-
lic hierarchy," David Clohessy,
director and spokesman for
the Survivor's Network of
those Abused by Priests, told
me. "When sex abuse happens
in a religious setting, many
people back away. I think a
degree of fatigue has set it."
I hope for the sake of the
children who were abused,
and those who might be vic-
timized in the future if nothing
is done, that what happened
in Philadelphia will produce
enough outrage to force the
archdiocese there like Penn
State to pay a hefty price for
its indifference to the sexual
abuse of children.




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For FAMU'S Champion, hazing would give him respect

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brought on by deep-tissue bleed-
He said he took blows meant
for Champion as they made their
way through the gauntlet on Bus
C that night in November after
the Florida Classic football game
at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Wills, who did not talk with
detectives during their investiga-
tion, said he was bashed and his
arms were bruised.
"I know that I fractured my
right-hand ring finger and my
middle finger because I was get-
ting hit with percussion mallets
trying to take somebody's hand
off of Robert's leg because they
were holding it," he said.
Wills said he was told that
Champion and another drum
major, Keon Hollis, were plan-
ning to "do the bus" as he was
walking toward the Rosen Plaza
hotel where the band was stay-
Wills said Champion was con-
flicted about participating in the
ritual because it violated his per-
sonal stand against a "bad tra-

edition" deeply embedded in the
band culture. But he thought he
needed to earn the respect of the
Marching 100's rowdy percus-
sion section, the band members
who rode Bus C, if he ever hoped
to rise to be head drum major
and lead an ensemble that per-
formed at presidential inaugura-
tions, the Grammy Awards and
Super Bowls, Wills said.
"When Robert became drum
major much like every other
first-year drum major [he dis-
covered] it is extremely hard to
gain the respect from your peers,
and especially difficult [to gain
the respect of] the percussion
section," Wills said. "If you don't
control the percussion section,
you essentially don't control the
He said he understood Cham-
pion's misgivings.
"I never agreed with [hazing]
myself, but I understood that
it was just the way that things
worked," said Wills, who submit-
ted to hazing on Bus C in 2008.
"If you went against the grain,
you were alienated, you were
isolated." He said a drum major
could earn acceptance from the

percussion section by enduring
the pounding of fists and drum-
sticks on Bus C.
"The drum majors never get on
that bus, and the only time we
do, you know, is to help one of
our fellow brothers get through
that process to get the respect
they deserve," Wills said. "It's
sad, but it's the only way to get
He said he helped Hollis cross
Then, when he looked up
from the back of the bus, Wills
saw Champion, shirtless, at the
front. Champion, he said, stood
with his arms stretched out, pre-
paring to run down the center
"It was extremely hot. It was
extremely dark. You couldn't see
anybody," Wills said. He said he
scrambled from the back over
the top of the seats to reach
Wills did not identify any of
the hazers. He said he kept his
head down, helping Champion
along toward the back of the bus
where the "crossing" would end.
"We didn't want to look up," he
said. "That's how you get your

face hit."
Wills said he approached the
bus crossing in 2008 differently
than Champion did.
"When I went through the bus,
I was very aggressive. I kind of
muscled my way through," he
said. "I was like, 'Look, these
people are trying to hurt me, try-
ing to hit me. ... Rob, he didn't
want to hurt nobody. He was
very passive in his nature. He
didn't want to push too hard."

When it was over, Wills said,
he saw Champion gasping for
breath and heard him calling for
Jesus. Wills said he yelled for
someone to call 911.
Wills and the Marching 100's
other four drum majors wore
their band uniforms and served
as an honor guard at Champi-
on's funeral in suburban Atlan-
ta. He said he did not want to at-
tend, but a counselor suggested
he would regret staying home.
"It was rough," he said. "It was
the first time I'd seen Rob since
the incident, and he was in a
casket. I was looking at him and
... was kind of still in denial. I

was like, Yo. It's Rob. He's going
to come back any second now,
you know. He's not gone.'"
Wills, who was three class-
es shy of earning his degree in
criminal justice when he was
expelled from FAMU, has plead-
ed not guilty, like the 10 other
defendants, to felony hazing of
Champion. Each could get five
years in prison if convicted of
the third-degree felony. Lawyers
for the others declined interview
requests or did not return calls.
Since Champion's death, the
band has been suspended for
the 2012-13 school year; long-
time band director Dr. Julian
White retired unexpectedly in
May after months of fighting for
his job; and FAMU President Dr.
James Ammons resigned last
Wills said he thinks FAMU
leaders and the band's staff
could have stopped hazing.
"The band staff didn't encour-

age hazing, but I will say that it's
my personal opinion that a lot
of times they turned the other
cheek or [looked] away," he said.
"It was more along the lines of
just pretending like [they] didn't
notice it."
Although he said he respected
White, he blamed the former
band director for failing to mete
out harsher penalties for hazing
"Well, honestly, I mean, we
went to Dr. White [about hazing]
and told Dr. White things before.
... It was always just a slap on
the wrist or, 'OK, I1 take care of
it,' and it basically just turned
into a speech one of those
speeches they give the band
[about hazing] that nobody pays
attention to," Wills said.
Brooke Hobbs, a spokeswom-
an for White, said Wills' com-
ments appear "to be no more
than a self-serving attempt to
avoid jail time."

What's in store for Campbell and District 1o8?

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port from the Democratic Party
look at her website for endorse-
ments from several colleagues.
But while that may be true, it
does not erase the fact that a
statement has been issued from
the Florida State Democratic Par-
According to the statement is-
sued by Communication Director
David Bergstein, "Any member of

the Legislature accused of some-
thing this serious should consid-
er stepping down."
Richard Lydecker, chair of the
Miami-Dade Democratic Party,
expressed his concern about the
latest charges facing Campbell.
But he was unwilling to say she
should resign.
"She needs to come forward and
bring some clarity to these accu-
sations," he said. "The State party
has recommended that she resign
but I am withholding my position

pending the release of further in-
formation. If the several charges
are true that is very troubling.
We must remember that there is
a higher standard to which elect-
ed officials must be held. I need
and want to hear what she has to
Alix Desulme, 34, a candidate
for District 108, says stepping
down must remain Campbell's
"I don't know what she plans to
do but I know the voters will make

up their minds on Aug. 14th," he
said. "It's up to her to figure out
whether she goes or not. But she
has already shown us that she
tends to align herself with the
Republicans not the Democratic
Party. Our voters are smart and
want someone that is honest and
ethical to represent them."
Pat Santangelo, another candi-
date for District 108 said, "I have
no opinion This is between
State Representative Campbell
and the Democratic Party."

Jennifer Carroll seeks forgiveness
CARROLL that have been lodged against "Please know that I am com-
continued from 1A me are no excuse for what I mitted to treating every person
have said." with the utmost respect and
that claim. "It is wrong and in- The claims about Carroll dignity and I hope you will
excusable to make a comment were made by fired staffer Car- accept my heartfelt apology,"
that hurts people, and that letha Cole, who is charged with Carroll wrote.
was not my intention," Car- secretly taping a conversation Nadine Smith, Equality Flor-
roll wrote in a letter to Equal- with Carroll's chief of staff. ida's executive director, said
Sity Florida, a group that seeks Cole allegedly gave the record- Carroll also called her.
equal rights for gays and lesbi- ing to a newspaper reporter. "I want to thank the lieuten-
ans. "As a Christian, my faith Carroll has been married for ant governor for taking respon-
guides me to love and respect 29 years and has three chil- sibility for her words and for
all people. The false charges dren. responding to the harm those

Jackson treated for depression

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new questions about his condi-
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. re-
vealed that he is being treated for
"depression and gastrointestinal
issues" at the Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minn., ending nearly
two months of speculation about
his illness and whereabouts but
raising new questions about his
Jackson, who represents Chi-
cago's South Side, had weight-
loss surgery in 2004. His state-

ment released on Friday raises
the possibility that his proce-
dure may be linked to his cur-
rent condition and that it may be
becoming more complicated.
"Certainly some people do, as
part of their depression or anxi-
ety disorder, manifest it with
gastrointestinal symptoms, such
as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,"
Matthew Lilly, a psychiatrist
in Rochester, Minn., who did a
yearlong fellowship at Mayo in
2010 before going into private
practice, told the Associated
"But for them to even comment

on that would, to me, sound as
if it's a significant issue and not
just a mild symptom associated
\ith his illness,",he said.
Jackson's statement, released
through the hospital, is the most
extensive information he has
provided to Lhe public since he
took medical leave on June 10.
His absence went largely unno-.
ticed for tvo weeks,.and then his
staff said only that he was being
treated for exhaustion without
saying where. Later, they added
that his condition was more seri-
ous and that he was being treat-
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How horrid is July heat? Record setting

By Doyle Rice

The USA is closing in on its hottest
month in recorded history.
With five days to go in July, prelimi-
nary data show that the heat could top
records set decades ago: "The warm-
est July for the contiguous U.S. was
in 1936, when the nationally averaged
temperature was 77.43 degrees, 3.14
degrees above average," said climate

scientist Jake Crouch of the National
Climatic Data Center.
Preliminary data from the center
show the national temperature for the
first three weeks of July was 3.63 de-
grees above average. If the heat con-
tinues, and after numbers are more
closely analyzed, that would top July
Five cities -- St. Louis, Indianapo-
lis, Chicago, Detroit and Denver -- are

all on pace to shatter their all-time
monthly heat records.
"It's hotter here than it is in Ari-
zona," Mary Dominis complained in
Chicago earlier this month while visit-
ing the Windy City from Tempe.
St. Louis is seeing some unbeliev-
able heat this summer: On Wednes-
day, the city hit 108 degrees, Weather
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Commissioner Audrey Edmonson's supporters at recent Miami Times Political Forum at The His-
toric St. Agnes Episcopal Church in Overtown.

Gun sales reach epidemic level

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60,315 carry permits.
The upward trend in carry per-
mit applications started about
three years ago, coinciding with
the election of President Barack
Obama. "There always seems
to be a concern when there's a
change in federal administration,
when there might be some atten-
tion placed on gun control laws,"
said Sterling Ivey, spokesman
for the state Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
which handles carry permits.
"What was thought to be a
spike has really turned into a
sustained period of peak de-
mand," Putnam said.
Men, mostly middle-aged,
make up 80 percent of those car-
rying hidden guns, or about one
in 20 of Florida's 19.3 million

population. Of Florida's 952,000
total permit holders, the majori-
ty, 243,505, are between the ages
of 51 and 65. About 11 percent
of all permit holders are from out
of state.
Gun sales in Florida have like-
wise risen, by 96 percent from
2002 to the end of 2011.
In Colorado, gun sales jumped
43 percent in the three days after
a gunman killed 12 and wounded
58 at last Friday's screening of
the new Batman film in Aurora.
But gun sales in Florida, ac-
cording to figures from the Flor-
ida Department of Law Enforce-
ment, remained relatively stable
during the same three-day pe-
Any increase in carry permits
is "absolutely unrelated to Colo-
rado," said Ivey, who noted that
permit applications, which in-
volve fingerprints, photos and

background checks, take weeks
to process.
But Mike Caruso, longtime
owner of the Delray Shooting
Center, has a different view.
"Monday, we had people com-
ing in left and right buying guns
because of what took place in
Colorado," he said. "It's like they
were in a carnival stepping up to
buy popcorn."
Caruso said customers buy
guns or apply for permits for two
reasons: They're afraid to go out
unarmed in case of a situation
such as Colorado's, and they
fear such situations would lead
to tighter gun control.
"People are afraid they're go-
ing to get shut out," he said. "It's
fear driven, any way you look at
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YOUTH LEARN THE ROPES: The youth of Ebenezer UMIC Church did their part during the kickoCff of the church's 114th anniver-
sary celebration.

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By D. Kevin McNeir

The men of Ebenezer United Methodist
Church [2001 NW 35th Street] took charge
of the worship service last week while the
congregation celebrated "Old-fashioned
Sunday." Members brought items that are
now considered heirlooms but were once
necessities in their homes and businesses.
The assistant pastor, Rev. Purnell Moody,
gave the sermon; Minister David Larmond

served as worship leader; Dr. Richard
Strachan, Sr., served as the musician and
directed the choir, made up of the men
of the church; and boys from Ebenezer
served as acolytes and ushers. After the
service, members and friends went to the
fellowship hall for dinner. Sunday was just
the beginning of a month-long celebration
that culminates on Sunday, Aug. 26th.
The pastor is Dr. Joreatha Capers. For a
list of other special activities, call 305-

Sharpton coming to

MIA topic is voter


Bishop Victor T. Curry announces
that the Reverend Al Sharpton is will
speak at New Birth Baptist Church
Cathedral of Faith International on
Sunday, August 5th at 11 a.m. for its
Empowerment Sunday.
Sharpton, founder and president of
the National Action Network [NAN],
will address currently seated Miami-
Dade and Broward elected officials,. SHARPTON
candidates running for office, clergy
and community leaders on the issues
of voter registration, rule changes and the overall importance
of voter participation.
NAN plans to empower voters by tackling one of the "new
laws" of contention, the "early voter" option.
"These new laws are meant to frighten and intimidate,"
said a spokesperson for the League of Women Voters on
Sharpton's popular MSNBC show "Politics Nation."
August 5th is the only Sunday for early voting before
the August 14th elections and Sharpton hopes to inspire
registered voters to participate in "souls to the polls" Sun-
day. Early voting is scheduled to run from August 4th thru
August 11th at various locations in Miami-Dade & Broward
Please turn to NEW BIRTH 10B

New Bible translation has screenplay format

By Travis Loller
Associated Press

Bible translation tackles the
challenge of turning ancient
-re.ekand Hebrey- texts into
modern American'English and
then adds a twist: It's written
like a screenplay. The team
behind "The Voice" says it isn't
a gimmick. They hope this
new version will help read-
ers understand the meaning
behind the sometimes archaic
language of the Bible and,

enjoy the story enough to stick
with it.
The idea was a longtime
dream of Chns Seay, pastor
of Houston's Ecclesia Church.
The result of his efforts, as
well as a team of translators
who worked alongside poets,
writers and musicians, is "The
Voice," released in its full ver-
sion earlier this year.
'it engages your imagination
m a different wayv." Seay said,
expressing his hope that "The
Voice" helps people to "fall
in love \ith the story of the

Bible." '
."The Voice" not only refor-
mats the Bible but also inserts
words and phrases into the
text to clarify the action or
smooth transitions. These
words are generally in italics
so the reader can tell what the
additions are. At other points,
the order of verses is changed
to make the story read better.

Some earlier attempts to
make the Bible accessible to

a modern audience met with
heavy criticism from people,
who thought the translators
were taking too many liber-
ties with the word of God.
But those translators were
attempting to deal with a real
problem increasing Bible
illiteracy, even among those
who attended church regu-
Eugene Peterson, translator
of the popular "The Message"
Bible, published in 1993, said
he was braced for the negative
reaction faced by some of his

predecessors, but they didn't
""I was surprised that the re-
ception was so immediate and
so positive," he said. "[] I think
the one thing I hear most often
is, 'This is the first time in my
life I understood the Bible.'"
Leonard said modern trans-
lations seem to have become
less controversial as the total
number of Bible translations
has expanded, although the
2011 New International Ver-
sion managed to cause a stir
by employing some gender-

neutral and gender-inclusive
language something "The
Voice" doesn't do.
It does, however, take out
the word "Christ," which many
people have come to think of
as Jesus' last name, rather
than a title bestowed upon
him by the Gospel writers to
show that they believed he was
God's "Anointed One" the
chosen translation in "The
All Bible translators have to
confront the problem of words
Please turn to BIBLE 10B



26 years of community service celebrated

On Sunday, July 29, Mrs. Syl-
via Williams was congratulated
at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church for
26 years of community services
to seniors and disabled. At the
completion of the church servic-
es, they were served with a nu-
tritional meal at the local Pica-
dilly's restaurant, inviting those
in attendance.
On July 26, 1986, Mrs.
Williams founded the Senior
Citizen Concern Group, Inc.
Her purpose was to expand
her services to recruit potential
Assisted Living Facility (ALF)
administrators, and work with
them on issues germained to the
business and level of care and
enjoyment for residents' around
the area, to include certification
required by the State License
Mrs. Williams is a true
advocate for seniors and
disabled by her way of providing
funding from her savings for
their yearly activities too

26 YEARS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE: Mrs. Sylvia Williams,
holding balloons and some of her residents at Mt. Tabor Baptist
Church, Sunday, July 29.

many to mention.
She is genuine to the profession
of assisting these residents and
not about the "small monetary
gains" from the profession. She
was awarded the Torch Award

on December 12, 2009, one
of many awards to include the
City of Miami Gardens Council
Plaque on September 10, 2005,
during her yearly Grandparent

Several requests from citizens
in our community to nominate
Mrs. Williams for "Administrator
of the Year," reveals that not
only did she take her residents,
who wish to go to church on
Sunday, but she involves
them in many activities, and
spearheads events that are
geared toward their enjoyment.
It is apparent that she loves
making her residents happy and
content. It is also obvious that
they love and respect her dearly.
In fact, one of her residents
passed away; he was somewhat
mentally incompetent and had
no known relatives. However,
he would attend church with
her until his health failed.
To illustrate her caring
and compassion, she was
determined to give her resident
a proper funeral, even though
he had no insurance and/or
funds. At the completion of his
church services, a repast at her
senior citizens facility was held.

A consoler, trainer, mentor for all the community

continued from 9B
1992, Ferguson and his congre-
gation remained dedicated to
the guiding principles and mis-
sion of their founding members.
Ferguson served with distinc-
tion for 36 years, retiring in Sep-
tember 2000 when he was then
designated as Pastor Emeritus.
He chose one of his sons in the
ministry, the Rev. Alphonso
Jackson, Sr., the pastor of St.
James Baptist Church in Coco-
nut Grove, to succeed him.
Ferguson, born in Miami in
1923, died last Thursday at the
age of 89 six months to the
day that his wife Anita preceded
him in death. Their five children
and countless other mourn the
loss of both Anita and John
Ferguson. But his name and
what he achieved on behalf of
Blacks throughout Miami-Dade
County will long be remem-
Jackson has been a friend
and colleague of Ferguson for

over 20 years. He says he re-
members his mentor with great
fondness, particularly their fre-
quent "fireside chats."
"We met shortly when I first
began pastoring in Coconut
Grove and I learned quickly
that he was a no-nonsense
kind of man," Jackson said. "I
really admired his administra-
tive abilities and how organized
he was. And he demanded that
from those around him. He was
truly ahead of his time. His was
the first church in the south-
ern part of the kingdom with
a full time secretary and a full
time administrator. He was the
Flaggler of Homestead. He orga-
nized a school too and earned
the respect of everyone. Young
folks don't realize that he was
also a community activist and a
civil rights leaders. When people
wanted justice they came to Rev.
Ferguson. When people wanted
solid advice they came to Rev.
Ferguson. We spent hours talk-
ing and he would share wisdom
nuggets with me. I could bounce

things off of him. Our relation-
ship was akin to that of Moses
and Joshua. He got this church
to the promised land and de-
pended on me to conquer the
land and to get us there. I would
never try to replace him as that
would be impossible. But I will
spend the rest of my life work-
ing to make him proud. I never
want him to regret having made
me his successor."

Debra Patrice Baker, 50, was
born and raised in the Rich-
mond Heights community. She
now serves as a senior associ-
ate minister at Second Baptist.
She says she was two-years-old
when her parents, the Rev. Wil-
lie J. and Inez Baker and her
brother, became members at
the church.
"After my father died in 1999,
I looked at Rev. Ferguson not
only as my spiritual leader but
as a father figure. He leaves a
mark on my life that cannot be

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erased. If I were to choose one
word to describe him, it would
be faithful. Even when his
health began to fail in 2000, he
was faithful in passing the ba-
ton to our modern day Joshua
so that he could carry on and
expand the vision of Second
Baptist Church."
"He consoled many families
over the years and trained many
of the pastors that are serving
today," said County Commis-
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ership and the example he set
will be sorely missed. He was
even a role model and mentor to
me. Those of us who were able
to go out in this community and
do great things all have Rev. Fer-
guson to thank. He was there to
guide us along the way."
A memorial service is tenta-
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the church on Friday, Aug. 3rd.
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Holy Ghost Assembly of
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Family and Friends Day ser-

Ebenezer Communi-
ty Church to host Back to
School Jamboree. Call 786-

First Baptist Church
Piney Grove to host a con-
cert. Call 954-735-6289.

Emmanuel Missionary
Baptist Church to host a uni-
ty prayer breakfast. Call 305-

New Corinth Missionary
Baptist Church will celebrate
its anniversary. Call 786-350-

Second Chance Min-
istries to host a Bible study
meeting. Call 305-747-8495.

A Mission With A New
Beginning Church to host

their annual Youth Convention
and their Women's Depart-
ment's provides community
feeding. Call 786-371-3779.

Peace Missionary Bap-
tist Church's summer camp.
Call 305-778-4638.

New Mount Moriah Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
holds a summer baton twirling
camp. Call 786-357-4939.

Speaking Hands Min-
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camp for youth. Call 954-792-

New Mission Worship
holds Real Conference 2012,
Aug. 9-12. Call 786-985-

Running For Jesus
Youth Ministries invites
the community to a Back to
School Summer Praise Cele-
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NAN addresses voters

continued from 9B

Curry is the founding senior
pastor/teacher of New Birth
Baptist Church Cathedral of
Faith International and current-
ly serves as a National Board

Member of NAN. Curry and
Sharpton have worked together
over the years to encourage, em-
power and enlighten the Black
community in Florida on civil
and voter's rights. This event is
another building block in that
powerful collaboration.

The old story with a twist

continued from 9B

that don't convey the same
meaning to a modern audience
as they did to an ancient one,
said linguist Joel M. Hoffman,
author of "And God Said How
Translations Conceal the Bible's
Original Meaning."
"For example, 'John the Bap-
tist' was really like 'John the
Dunker,'" Hoffman said.
"John was doing something
new by submerging people in wa-
ter to cleanse them of their sins,

but that is lost on people 2,000
years later. Today, people hearing
John's title might think it refers
to a Baptist denomination rather
than his then-strange behavior."
Hoffman says the goal of mak-
ing the Bible accessible to a con-
temporary audience is laudable,
even if he doesn't always agree
with the translations in "The
And for the average reader, un-
aware of the sometimes conten-
tious debates over translation,
"The Voice" seems to have struck
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How should Christians be worshipping?


By Robert Dilday

It's a recurring scenario in
America's Christian congrega-
tions. As members grapple with
their church's future eager to
increase attendance or renew
spiritual energy one sugges-
tion inevitably emerges.
It's time to start a contempo
rary worship service.
The assumption that guitar-
and drum-driven worship songs
and a casually dressed preacher
are essential to vibrant church-
es goes largely unchallenged in
American Protestantism. And
so is its corollary: Churches
that retain traditional worship
will decline and die.
About half of Protestant
churches in America use elec-
tric guitars and drums in wor-
ship, up from 35 percent 12
years ago, according to a 2011
study of more than 10,000

churches by Imiii Commu
nities Today. That figure apl
preaches 60 percent among
evangelical churches gener-
ally and among all churches in
the South, reported the multi-
faith research group associated
with the Hartford Institute for
Religion Research at Harford
(Conn.) Seminary.
But is the assumption con-
temporary worship as essential
to success invariably true?
Some American churches are
saying no and are proving it
with vibrant, creative tradition-
al worship. No form of worship
is inherently superior, they
stress. The key to a healthy
church is finding a mode of
worship for which each con-
gregation is uniquely equipped
and carrying it off with excel-
lence. Done well, traditional
worship remains effective, they

"Style is not the end-all is-
sue," said Mark Wingfield, who
tackled the issue earlier this
year in his book, Staying Alive:
Why the Conventional Wisdom
about Traditional Churches is
Wrong. "The issue is, can you
be competent and relevant
where you are? And changing

your worship style may or may
not help that."
Other observers including
author and musician Marva
Dawn think the choice is
largely a false one.
"A lot of the tension between
contemporary and traditional
arises because we didn't have

enough theological muscle to
hold them together," she said
in a recent video interview. "We
need to realize that every ser-
vice is contemporary because
we're doing it now, and every
service is traditional because
we're based on the faith of our
forebears .... I believe that we
can use the music of the whole
church for the sake of the
whole world."
A clear identity knowing
who they are also is key to
vibrant worshipping communi-
ties, said several leaders, and
may be one reason contem-
porary worship fails in some
places where traditional wor-
ship thrives.
"Churches succeed when
they understand their unique
histories, resources and con-
texts," consultant Will Mancini
Failure to grasp that can be


fatal, but it's tough for church-
es to resist being something
they're not, Wingfield acknowl-
"The pressure is so pervasive
(to adopt contemporary forms
of worship) that pastors and
ministers of music feel they are
under assault," he said. "And
they feel they have to emulate
the contemporary church mod-
el even though they know they
aren't equipped to do so. But
the push is so hard."
"There needs to be a real
commitment to a core identity,"
Mitchell said. "That's not to say
complacent acceptance of who
you are won't lull you to sleep
if you're not careful."
But without a clear identity,
there's no foundation, he add-
ed, and inevitably some people
in the community will find it
a compelling way to relate to

Let's Move! Communities on the Move

Eatonville church

wins Michelle

Obama's health


By Anika Myers Palm



A Baptist church in Eaton-
ville won first place last week
in a competition organized by "
First Lady Michelle Obama foroaz Lt Moe C
a video that shows how the -- ...ot
church is working to improve Pia t4 o 7
fitness in its community. w
Macedonia Missionary Bap-
tist Church won the top prize i
in the "Let's Move! Communi-
ties on the Move" video chal-
lenge, which asked religious
groups to document ways
they were promoting fitness '
goals espoused by the first First lady Michelle Obama organized a Let's Move! Commu-
lady. Eight other churches cities on the Move" video contest, a competition that asked
in California, Pennsylvania, religious groups to demonstrate how they met fitness goals.
T e n n e s s e e N e w Y o r k C ob o . . . . ...
rado and Connecticut were "I was present, and I had said the church's commitment
named runners-up. the opportunity to shake her to health and fitness made for
Obama launched the video hand," Williams said. "She an easy transition to involve-
challenge when she spoke at said, 'Are you ready?' And ment in the "Let's Move" proj-
Northland, A Church Distrib- from that moment, I was ready ect. The church is part of the
uted, in Longwood during a to be part of the challenge." Healthy Central Florida initia-
visit to Central Florida earlier Williams said she and oth- tive, which seeks to improve
this year. er members of the church's the health of all the region's
Her visit and discussion of health ministry discussed the residents.
the "Let's Move" campaign in- challenge with their pastor, "We were already fired up
spired Tonja Williams, who has the Rev. Willie Barnes, who about it," Barnes said.
been parish nurse for more approved the video project. The video also includes foot-
than. four 'ears at Macedonia, In the three-minute video,.. age from the church's youth
the town's largest church. narrated by Williams. Barnes .'health prdgrarn,,',

How can world reduce HIV, AIDS cases?

"Decriminalize homosexuality, "says Desmond Tutu

By Katherine Weber

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is
calling on countries to rescind
laws banning homosexuality,
arguing that its decriminaliza-
tion will result in a better un-
derstanding of the AIDS/HIV
virus spreading among homo-
sexual men.
"In the future, the laws that
criminalize so many forms of
human love and commitment
will look the way apartheid
laws do to us now so obvi-
ously wrong," Tutu wrote in a
recent issue of The Lancet, as
reported by BBC News.
Tutu is a South African activ-
ist and retired Anglican bishop
who has become a prominent
activist in gay rights, apartheid,
poverty, and women's rights.
He has maintained a somewhat
liberal view of homosexuality,.
previously saying that although'
it is acceptable for church lead-
ers to be homosexual, they
should maintain celibate.
"Never let anyone make you
feel inferior for being who you
are. When you live the life you
were meant to live, in freedom
and dignity," he added.
Tutu is the head of the mis-
sion Desmond Tutu HIV Foun-
dation, based in Cape Town,
South Africa and designed to
prevent the spread of HIV/
AIDS and conduct research.
Tutu, along with an interna-
tional team of researchers, ar-
gue that the homosexual stig-
ma that accompanies AIDS/
HIV has prevented proper glob-
al consideration of how the vi-
rus can proportionately affect


both heterosexual and homo-
sexual individuals.
Additionally, the article ar-
gues that countries that crimi-
nalize homosexuality often as-
sociate AIDS/HIV with being
homosexual, and therefore do
not provide proper medication,
HIV testing, condoms, and
counseling for the disease.
"The struggle for equity in
HIV services is likely to be in-
separably linked to the strug-
gle for sexual minority rights-
and hence to be both a human
rights struggle, and in many
countries, a civil rights one,"
the paper reads.
Genevieve Edwards, director
of health improvement for the
AIDS research organization
Terrence Higgins Trust, told
a gay activist website that a
country's acceptance of homo-
sexuals would allow more ho-

mosexuals to
Some forward
for 'testing,
.- and therefore
increase glob-
-al knowledge
Sof the HIV/
+:, ~ AIDS virus.
spend your
life being told
you are a second-class citi-
zen, you have less motivation
to take care of yourself and
you're more likely to take risks
with your health. To improve
someone's self-care you need,
first and foremost, to improve
their self-esteem," Edwards
The paper ultimately re-
quests that those countries
that criminalize homosexual-
ity, predominately in the Mid-
dle East and Asia, decriminal-
ize it so researchers may have
a better understanding of the
true scale of HIV/AIDS in ho-
mosexual men and therefore
how to better tackle the issue
on a global scale.
In March 2012, Nobel peace
prize winner and president of
Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,
defended her country's law
criminalizing homosexuality,
telling British Labor party poli-
tician Tony Blair in an inter-
view with The Guardian: "We
like ourselves just the way we
are [...] we've got certain tra-
ditional values in our society
that we would like to preserve."
"Voluntary sodomy" in Li-
beria is classified as a misde-
meanor and punishable by up
to one year in prison.

Faith" weekly exercise pro-
gram, nutrition classes and
fitness boot camps.
The church's video was one
of 60 submitted to the compe-
tition from 21 states.
Obama said in a prepared
statement that she hoped
the videos from the church-
es would inspire other faith
groups and people who want
to work on increasing fitness
and reducing childhood obe-
Macedonia representa-
tives have been invited to the
White House to be recognized
by Michelle Obama. Williams
expects that she and another
Macedonia member will make
the trip, using a $1,000 travel
stipend from "Let's Move." A
spokeswoman for Obama said
the event has not yet been
All of the winning videos will
be featured at

Willis feels blessed to serve

continued from 9B
assuming such a prominent role
of leadership.
"I didn't feel that I was worthy,"
he said. "I didn't think that I was
the type of person God wanted."
But the will of God won the
fight. Willis has been an or-
dained minister for 25 years. He
has no qualms with letting his
congregation, or anyone for that
matter, know that he is not do-
ing what he wants to do. He is
doing what he has been called to
do. He is compelled by a calling
and a love for God that has him
bound to his 330-member con-
'A former businessman, Willis
believes in speaking on things
once the job is done.
"The goal is to make a positive
difference with measurable out-
comes," he said. "I believe that
our church, which is centered

in Liberty City, is an oasis of re-
sources in a desert of need."
While the pastor views his
congregation as a humble-sized
congregation, he describes the
goals of the church and the
church's size as big in nature.
"We are a mini-church with
a mega-church mentality," he
Willis delegates his time be-
tween visiting sick-and-shut-in
members of the church, teach-
ing Bible study classes and as-
suming leadership roles within
the Miami community. He sits
on the Collective Empowerment
Group which is responsible for
holding banks accountable for
the money local churches de-
posit every Monday morning.
He says he is particularly
proud of the church youth pro-
gram, "Seed to Harvest," that
requires young adults to main-
tain a community garden while
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Haitian leaders take stand against HIV/AIDS

By Roosevelt Jean-Francois
FuIlhriil/t Sclolar

When I moved here in 2006 as
a Global Leadership Fulbright
Scholar at Florida Atlantic
University, I brought two things
with me: the hunger to develop
my leadership education and
the commitment to expand my
work against HIV/AIDS. I have
needed both to overcome the
stigma associated with HIV in
Haitian communities in Miami-
Together with other Haitian
media colleagues, I created a
U.S. branch of the Center For
Communications on HIV/AIDS
(CECOSIDA). The organization,
which was founded in 1999 in
Port-au-Prince, strives to foster
leadership and commitment to
ending the HIV epidemic among

community leaders in media
companies, churches, schools
and other Haitian community
focal points in South Florida
and throughout Haiti.
In Miami-Dade, CECOSIDA
targets black heterosexual
men and women, youth and
homosexuals in neighborhoods
with high incidence and lack of
HIV prevention resources. The
organization engages Haitian
Americans through programs
they are already tuned in to
on Creole-language radio and
To build media leadership
and unite public information
efforts, CECOSIDA joined the
Caribbean Broadcast Media
Partnership and promoted the
campaign slogan "ANNVIV",
which translates as "LIVE
UP", a message now known

throughout the Caribbean and
South Florida. With support
of the Miami Foundation, the
campaign also adapts designs
from Greater Than AIDS, the
nation's largest response to

HIV/AIDS, specifically for the
Haitian community.
An intercept survey conducted
in 2011 showed that 65 percent
of riders of Haitian mini-buses
in Miami-Dade are familiar with
"ANNVIV" and "Test Miami".
Since May 2011, CECOSIDA
also has partnered with the
Miami Dade County Health
Department's "Test Miami"
initiative to reach thousands
in Little Haiti with one-on-
one information and group
outreach. CECOSIDA's events
have resulted in more than
1000 HIV tests and distribution
of more than a million condoms.
CECOSIDA brings HIV testing
in non-conventional venues
and creates partnership with
local organizations to have
community events throughout
Little Haiti to promote testing

and leadership education in the
Haitians still find discussion
of HIV/AIDS and same sex
partnership to be taboo.
Homophobia, stigma and
discrimination further limit
access to services, a situation
compounded by cultural
barriers to health care generally.
As a result, HIV knowledge
and testing are limited. Media
programming and community
leadership create an opportunity
to overcome those barriers.
CECOSIDA's community
roots and cultural competence
create a platform that is
trusted by Haitian Americans,
who in focus groups settings
communicate frustration and
pain in dealing with HIV without
sufficient resources available in
the community. CECOSIDA's

team is sensitive to Haitian
culture and values; particularly
to the long history the Haitian
community has with HIV/
If we as a community can
come together to speak openly,
get tested, link to care, and
support one another, we have
what we need to end this
epidemic. However, it will take
leadership and commitment to
make it happen.
Roosevelt Jean-Francois
is the Executive Director of
CECOSIDA and author of the
book "Leadership sur Le Vif".
His leadership blog www." is
widely popular in the Haitian
Caribbean Community. Jean-
Francois is a Fulbright Scholar,
and Adjunct Faculty with Florida
Atlantic University.

In other nations,

war against AIDS

far from over

Human rights and AIDS activists swarm

across the streets of Washington, DC

By Liz Szabo

WASHINGTON Like many of the
thousands of other doctors attending
last week's international AIDS confer-
ence here, physician Ngindu Zola is a
man of science.
Zola treats people with HIV and AIDS
in the Democratic Republic of the Con-
go, where civil war has raged for more
than a decade. Some 260,000 people
have fled their homes because of new
rebel attacks this year.
So Zola finds it difficult to share the
general excitement resonating from
the speakers' podiums here, as top
scientists and diplomats pronounce
the beginning of the end of the AIDS
"How are we going to eliminate the
disease, when in the last 10 years
we've been dealing with wars that the
rest of the world has completely forgot-

ten about?" asks Zola, who works for
Cordaid, the Catholic Organization for
Relief and Development Aid.
"We have the opposite of hope," Zola
says. "In the United States, you'll
reach the end of the disease, but not
in Congo, for reasons that have noth-
ing to do with science or medicine."
In the Global Village, a basement-
level exhibit hall at the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center, many
community organizers seemed only
vaguely aware of the optimistic buzz in
the halls above.
Kenya's Daniel Mukundi said he's
glad that people in his country are get-
ting effective anti-AIDS drugs. Refer-
ring to American financial aid, he said,
"We are very, very happy about what
you guys are doing here."
But when talking about his work at
a charity for women affected by HIV,
Mukundi quickly turns to practical

AIDS activists arrive at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., after last
Tuesday's march.

matters: transportation, jobs, schools,
Women in the countryside must
make long trips to get medical care,
sometimes traveling hundreds of miles
by bus, Mukundi says. Children with
HIV are often shunned by other chil-
dren, and their families are ostracized.
"Removing the stigma of AIDS is a
challenge," Mukundi says.
For many'grbdund-level troops in the
fight against AIDS, surviving is a day-
to-day struggle.
Mumderanji Mwamlima of Malawi,
an AIDS caregiver, says her work nev-
er ends: fetching firewood, carrying
water, cleaning the house.

In the eyes of her government,
Mwamlima says, she isn't officially a
worker at all. She's just a compassion-
ate person who has cared for orphans
and others affected by AIDS. "People
see you taking care of someone and
think you are a doctor, and they bring
a patient to you," says Mwamlima,
explaining how families sometimes
abandon their own kin on others'
doorsteps, both because of an inabil-
ity to care for the sick and an inability
to overcome the stigma and shame of
having an AIDS-infected relative.
Mwamlima, unwilling to turn the
sick away, found herself running a
Please turn to AIDS 15B

'Emerging adults' 18-29 are not there yet

By Sharon Jayson

Young adults have it made:
lots of fun and plenty of time
to make their mark right?
That's not what a new na-
tionally representative survey
of 1,029 people ages 18-29
suggests. Almost 60percent
say "adulthood will be more
enjoyable than my life is now."
More than half (56 percent)
say they often feel anxious; 33
percent often feel depressed;
65 percent say "this time of
my life is full of uncertainty."
Yet 82 percent say "it still
seems like anything is pos-
The responses are based
on data collected online and
through cell and landline
phone interviews, commis-
sioned by Clark University in
Worcester, Mass., with people
ages 18-29 as part of an on-
going study of a relatively new
life stage dubbed "emerging

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a re-
search professor in psychol-
ogy at Clark University, coined
the term as a phase of human
development for the period of
late teens through the 20s. It
began with Gen X (born in the
mid-'60s through early 1980s)
and has rippled through to the
next generation, the Millenni-
The main contributing social
forces are later ages for career,
marriage and parenthood,
says Arnett, who has been
studying young people for 20
"None of those are going to
go away in our lifetime," he
Among survey findings:
52 percent have daily or
almost daily contact with par-
ents via text, e-mail, phone or
in person.
34 percent say "my parents
are more involved in my life

than I really want them to be."
38 percent get little or no fi-
nancial support from parents,
but 16percent do "frequently,"
16percent regularly; and 31
percent occasionally.
To feel more like a grown-
up, Alana Prant, 23, says she
wants to become financially
independent. That's the re-
sponse of 30 percent of those
surveyed who said financial
independence is the most im-
portant factor in becoming an
"I'm about to be 24. I should
feel like an adult, but I don't,"
she says. "My parents com-
pletely support me."
A May graduate of the Uni-
versity of Texas at Austin, she
is an unpaid intern for a start-
up in Chicago, hoping for a
paying job there soon. During
college, she had four unpaid
Finishing school, which had
been long considered a marker

of adulthood, now barely reg-
isters among young people,
the survey shows. Just 16per-
cent considered finishing edu-
cation most important.
"Finishing school has be-
come like a given. It barely
felt like an accomplishment,"
Prant says.
Liz Marz, 27, a makeup art-
ist in New York, studied ap-
parel and fashion merchan-
dising at Indiana University in
Bloomington and got her de-
gree in 2007. Like 66 percent
of those surveyed, she says
it's possible to get a good job
without college: "I know many
people who did not go to col-
lege and are doing just fine."
Brandon Smith, 20, a junior
in engineering at Texas A&M
University in College Station,
agrees with the 36percent
surveyed who said "accepting
responsibility for yourself' is
the most important factor in
becoming an adult.


Weight-loss quick fixes have proven slimming power

By Yasmeen Abutaleb

Summer bummer: The sea-
son's half over and you still
can't fit into that bikini.
Not to worn'. Some super-
sa-vv marketers of weight-loss
products hope theyN',e got your
Pills and diet plans promis-
ing to help shed pounds with-
in days have transformed the
weight-loss industry into a
more than $62-billion-a-year
business, compared with about
$38 billion 10 years ago, esti-
mates Market Data. But most
diet pills haven't been approved
for safe weight loss by the Food
and Drug Administration, and
products often make unsub-
stantiated scientific claims,
consumer experts say. Also. di-

etary supplements don't need
to register \ith the FDA nor
receive approval before hitting
the market; the agency only
takes action if the product later
proves to be unsafe.
Several companies, however,
still promise their products
will help you slip into that little
black dress. And consumers
seem as eager as ever to reach
deep into their wallets for a
quick and easy solution.
The FDA which just ap-
proved two new diet pills this
summer for the first time in
13 years, Qs'-mia and Behiq
- tries to warn consumers
against dangerous products
by updating its list of "taint-
ed" weight-loss supplements,
meaning it has identified hid-
den active ingredients, and

the Federal Trade Commission
looks for misleading and false
advertising. But with the num-
ber of new products that hit
markets, officials say they find
it difficult to keep up.
"These products don't require

Big business

Americans are spending more
or weight loss, including health
clubs, diet drinks and over-the-
counter diet pills (in billions).

any pre-approval, and the
government lacks the resources
to look at more than a handful
of them," said the FTC's Richard
Cleland. "One of the problems
is consumers assume these
products wouldn't be out in the

marketplace unless the FDA or
FTC had approved the product,
and that's just not the case."
Some companies create fake
news sites with reviews of their
products that they can link to
on their websites, Cleland said.
"The most dangerous thing is
the consumer is going to think
the solution is in the pill,"
Cleland said. "If there was a
pill out there that was going to
cure the weight-loss problem,
we would have it."
Some of the latest fads:
a Radiofrequency waves.
LipoTron 3000, is a device
that's part of the larger
Lipo-Ex program and uses
radiofrequency waves to
target fat cells. It hasn't been
approved by the FDA as a
weight-loss product, but as

a device for pain relief and supplement. Just last month,
increased circulation, said however, the FDA warned
Mark Durante of Advanced against over-the-counter HCG
Aesthetic Concepts, the products and said it issued
distributor of the product, warning letters with the FTC to
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Older adults still need seven or eight
hours of sleep each night to feel rested
and refreshed ir the m-nrriing. But get-
tirg that much sleep poses a challenge
for marry elderly people.
The American Academy of Family
Physicians mentions these common
causes of sleep problems among
Age-asso'iuated changes in the
sleep-v.ake ,:ycle.
Age-assoriated reduction in the
Sbcidy'. production cf "'leep hIorinones,"
such as melatomrni.
Smol-ing and iri rea,,ed consump-
tion I 1, a 1r:)hoI cr alleirie
Pain or linres-.
Tain'mg terr.tam nididationr,.
Oicorders Such as leep aprina cr
restless legs syndrome

Almost a quarter ol 'our body's bories
are in your feet. So it makes sense that
the feet and toes have their fair share oi
b ,i c ii t ,)nr i : .
The mAiTieri'ria Acadiem., l OCrtll:.,pae-
dic Surgeons oltiers these suggestions
lor treating a btirokien toe:
if you suspect a fracture, see your
doctorr as soon as possible.
Try to Peep weight off the foot.
Refrain from the activity that
caused the injury.
Apply ice, wrapped in a towel and
applied for a maximum of 20 minutes
at a time, to the fracture to help reduce
Take an over-the-counter pain
Wear wide shoes with stiff soles.

Before you pack your bags for your
next trip, make sure you read up on
how to prevent back pain from lugging
The American Academy of Orthopae-
dic Surgeons ottffers these suggestions:
Buy luggage with wheels and a
handle that's sturdy and lightweight
Don't overpack, and use several
small bags instead ol stuffing every-
thing into one heavy suitcase.
Lift with your legs instead of your
back, bending at the knees and holding
the luggage close to your body.
If possible, use both hands to
carry luggage.
If carrying a shoulder bag, make
sure you switch sides often.


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Anyone who has tried to
lose weight and keep it off
knows one big challenge is
keeping your metabolism
stoked. That's because as
you shed pounds, your body
tends to sink into "starvation
mode," conserving energy by
burning fewer calories.
It turns out, according to
a much-talked-about recent
study published in the Jour-
nal of the American Medical
Association, that one of the
best weapons for prevent-
ing that metabolic dip may
be eating the right kinds of
In the study, research-
ers divided the subjects,
all of whom had recently
lost 10 percent to 15 per-
cent of their body weight,
into three maintenance-diet
groups: high-carbohydrate,
moderate-carbohydrate and
low-carbohydrate. It turns
out that both extremes had
serious downsides: the high-
carb diet yielded the big-
gest drop in metabolism (it
burned the fewest calories),
and the low-carb diet, while

By Liz Szabo
HIV are increasing in the
Black gay community at
"alarming" levels, leading
AIDS advocates to call for
more attention to young men
who live at the margins of
Nearly six percent of Black
gay men under 30 become
newly infected with the AIDS
virus each year, according
to research presented last
Monday at AIDS 2012, an
international conference of
more than 21,000 doctors,
activists and policy makers.
Among gay Black men,

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Reflects porportions and quality of the moderate
carbohydrate plan used in the study.

I hard-boiled egg
1/2 cup steel-cut oats cooked in 1 cup low-fat
milk topped with 3/4 cup sliced straw berries and 1/4
cup sliced almonds
1 cup black bean chili
Salad of lettuce (1 cup), tomato (1 medium) and
avocado (1/4 medium) with 2 tablespoons olive oil vin-
aigrette dressing
Afternoon Snack
1 sliced peach
3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

5 ounces broiled or baked salmon filet
3/4 cup cooked whole wheat pasta with olive oil
and garlic
1/2 cup sauteed spinach
1/2 cup fresh cherries
Evening Snack
Part-skim mozzarella cheese (I ounce)
Whole grain cnspbread crackers (1 ounce)

An Act Against AIDS poster shows Brandon Kennedy, left
and a friend.

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having the smallest metabol-
ic dip (and burning the most
calories), had increases in
the stress hormone cortisol
as well as signs of inflam-
mation in the body. Both are
associated with poor health
and weight gain in the long
True to what I call the
"Baby Bear Principle," the
moderate-carbohydrate eat-
ing pattern was just right
- best for improved health
and metabolism combined.
People eating the moderate
diet burned about 150 more
calories a day than those on
the high-carb diet, but had
none of the negative health
consequences associated
with the low-carb diet.
Here's how to put it in
This winning diet had a
moderate amounts of carbs
(40 percent of total calo-
ries) from unrefined sources
including vegetables, fruit,
beans; low-fat dairy and
whole grains; it included
plenty of healthy fats (40
percent of calories) from
foods such as olive oil, nuts,
Please turn to HEALTH 14B

gay men
nearly three percent become
infected each year, according
to the study of 1,553 men in
six American cities, funded
by the National Institutes of
Health. That rate is nearly
twice as high as the rate
among white men who have
sex with men, the study
Those yearly infection
rates quickly add up over
time, says Kenneth Mayer,
medical research director
Sat Boston's Fenway Health,
a leading HIV/AIDS clinic,
and co-chair of the study,
the largest, forward-looking
t, study of its kind. At this
Please turn to HIV 14B

Sleep apnea becoming more chronic
There are many differ- completely stop breathing hour. These sleep inter- circumference greater than
,nt conditions that can for seconds or even min- i-uptions aIe due to either 17 inches, high blood pres-
cause breathing problems. utes at a time while you obstructive sleep apnea, sure, a narrowed airway, ,' ephysema.oqr are sleeping.- which is the more common and a family history of the
'pneumonia carn 'make P'. people with sleep apnea form that occurs when condition. Other factors
- you feel short of breath. usually dbn'c, know 'they throat muscles relax, or that contribute to sleep ap-
Stress' may make it' hard to have the'condition because central sleep apnea, which nea are prolonged sitting,
breathe and heart dis- it occurs during sleep. happens when the brain smoking, using alcohol,
Sease could make you feel While they may partially doesn't send the right sedatives or tranquilizers,
. breathless. A stuffy-nose awaken as they struggle to signals to the muscles that and being obese, male or
'or hard exercise might '-' breathe, they typically will control breathing, older. Blacks, Hispanics,
: nake it seem Like you're not be aware of the breath- People at increased risk and Pacific Islanders are
:.not getting enough air. ing pauses that can occur for sleep apnea include more likely to have sleep
But wit r sleep.apnea, you five to 30 times or more an"' those who have a neck Please turn to SLEEP 14B

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By Liz Szabo
WASHINGTON American kids
are mostly doing a better job of
protecting themselves from HIV,
the virus that causes AIDS, ac-
cording to a new study from the
Centers for Disease Control and
In particular, Black high
school students have dramati-
cally reduced sexual behaviors
that can lead to HIV infection
over the past 20 years, help-
ing to narrow the gap in risky
behaviors between them and

white students.
"This is good news, but we
still have more work to do," says
Kevin Fenton, director of the
CDC's National Center for HIV/
AIDS, speaking at AIDS 2012, an
international conference of more
than 21,000 researchers and
organizers meeting this week in
Washington. "The heavy burden
of HIV in the U.S. is neither in-
evitable, nor is it acceptable."
Key changes from 1991 to
2011 include:
The proportion of American
Please turn to RISKS 14B

4 -

KI(evin Barnes gives a turkey from Golden Harvest Food Bank to
Tiffini Dixon as she picks up Christmas Store items at First Baptist
Church of North Augusta. The program also provides Christmas gifts
for needy children.

Economic distress

does a number on

more children

By Rebecca Lurye
The well-being of American
children looks to be a mixed bag,
with gains in academic achieve-
ment and health offset by grow-
ing economic distress, a new
study finds.
The percentage of children liv-
ing in poverty in the U.S. is on
the rise, according to the new

Kids Count report, which also
finds more children living in
single-parent homes and with
parents struggling to afford hous-
The data, which track change
in 16*indicators of well-being
from 2005 to 2010, also show
more children had parents lack-
ing steady employment. The
Please turn to DISTRESS 14B3

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Lawrence Stallworth II, 20, of Cleveland, Ohio, left, who was di-
agnosed with HIV at age 17, speaks on a youth panel at the Interna-
tional AIDS Conference, next to Helena Nangombe, of Namibia, in
Washington, on Sunday, July 22, 2012.

U.S. youth

have safer

sex patterns


By Ellie Krieger

HIV rises among Black

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Binge drinking increases risk of cognitive decline

By Janice Lloyd

Moderate drinking and binge
drinking among older people
increase the risk for cogni-
tive decline and memory loss,
according to two studies pre-
sented today at the Alzheimer's
Association International Con-
ference 2012 in Vancouver,
Adults ages 65 and older
who reported binge drinking
at least twice a month were
2V2 times more likely to suf-
fer cognitive and memory de-
clines than similar-aged adults
who don't binge-drink. In this
study, binge drinking is de-
fined as four or more drinks on
one occasion.

"It's not just how much you
drink but the pattern of your
drinking," says lead author
lain Lang of the University of
Exeter in England. "Older peo-
ple need to be aware, if they do
binge-drink, of the risks and
they should change their be-
Binge drinking appears to be
a big problem in the USA. The
findings follow a study in Jan-
uary by the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention
reporting that one in six adults
in the USA are binge drinkers
and those in the 65-plus age
group binge-drink more often
than any other age group. In
that survey, binge drinking is
defined as men having five or

more drinks within a short pe-
riod of time and women having
four or more drinks.
Those most likely to binge-
drink have incomes of more
than $75,000 a year, according
to the CDC.
The CDC recommends mod-
eration, if you do drink. It de-
scribes moderate drinking as
no more than one drink a day
for women and no more than
two drinks for day for men.
Lang's eight-year study on
binge drinking followed 5,075
U.S. adults ages 65 and older
and assessed cognitive func-
tion and memory in a telephone
survey. Among the findings: 4.3
percent of men and 0.5 percent
of women reported drinking

heavily twice a month or more;
another 8.3 percent of men and
1.5 percent of women reported
doing so once a month or more.
Earlier studies have noted
drinking alcohol in moderation,
especially red wine, might de-
crease the risk of cardiovascu-
lar disease, dementia and pre-
mature death.
"The many dangers of misuse
of alcohol, and some of the pos-
sible benefits, have been widely
reported, and there needs to
be clarification by the scientific
community," says Bill Thies,
chief scientific and medical offi-
cer for the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion. "Certainly no one should
start drinking in order to re-
duce Alzheimer's risk."

Lifestyle changes help relieve problem

SLEEP chronic condition that can in- ance, also may be used to ad- ously sleepy driving. "Un-
continued from 9B crease the risk of work-relat- just the lower jaw and tongue treated sleep apnea is also

apnea than Caucasians.
Those with the disorder may
experience excessive sleepi-
ness during the daytime, loud
snoring, waking up with a dry
mouth or sore throat, morn-
ing headache, problems stay-
ing asleep, periods of breath-
ing cessation during sleep,
and sudden awakenings with
shortness of breath.
The diagnosis of sleep ap-
nea can be based on medi-
cal and family histories, a
physical exam, or results
from sleep studies. Long-term
management of sleep apnea
is necessary because it is a

ed accidents, high blood pres-
sure, heart attack, stroke,
obesity, diabetes and heart
failure. Treatment will focus
on restoring regular breath-
ing during sleep and reliev-
ing symptoms through life-
style changes, mouthpieces,
breathing devices or surgery.
Lifestyle changes that can
help relieve mild sleep apnea
include avoiding alcohol and
medications that can cause
drowsiness, losing weight
if overweight, side sleeping,
keeping nasal passages open
with nasal sprays or allergy
medicines, and not smoking.
A mouthpiece, or oral appli-

to help keep the airway open
during sleep.
Those with moderate to se-
vere sleep apnea may ben-
efit from a continuous posi-
tive airway pressure machine
that uses a mask fitted over
the mouth to gently blow air
into the throat while sleeping.
Surgery may be another op-
tion to widen breathing pas-
sages by shrinking, stiffening,
or removing excess tissue in
the mouth and throat or re-
setting the lower jaw.
The consequences of un-
treated sleep apnea can range
from higher risks of diabetes
and heart disease to danger-

associated with uncontrolled
hypertension, headaches,
memory dysfunction as well
as mood disorders and de-
creased pain threshold due
to inadequate and/or non-re-
storative sleep," said Dr. Mar-
gareth Saldanha, a neurolo-
gist with North Shore Medical
North Shore Medical Center
will be hosting a free educa-
tional seminar by neurolo-
gist Dr. Margareth Saldanha
on Sleep Disorders Through
The Ages. The event will be
August 8, 2012 from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m in the Auditorium
at North Shore Medical Cen-

Group accounts for one in four new cases

continued from 9B
rate, more than half of young
Black gay men would be infect-
ed with HIV in only a decade,
Mayer says.
"This is extremely concern-
ing," Mayer says. "Here we are,
this far into the epidemic, and
we have these rates."
Many men in the study failed
to appreciate their risks. Among
those who either thought they
were HIV-negative or didn't
know their status, 12 percent
tested positive for the virus,
Mayer says.
In a statement, AIDS re-
searcher Wafaa El-Sadr, a co-
author of the study from Co-
lumbia University's Mailman
School of Public Health, called
the findings "a sobering wake-
up call."
Mayer's study didn't measure

national prevalence rates. How- Black AIDS Institute, even in
ever, a report released last week some of the world's hardest-hit
by the Black AIDS Institute developing countries. Although
noted that one in four Black gay Black men who have sex with
men have HIV by age 25, and men make up less than one
that 60 percent have HIV by age percent of the U.S. population,
40. they account for one in four
The CDC also has noted a new HIV infections, according

S"When you have young men
f who have been denied love
S ... their entire life, they will give
^anything to be loved, includ-
their lives."
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nearly 50 percent increase in
infections in young Black gay
men from 2003 to 2008. Such
steep increases in HIV infec-
tions are unprecedented, says
Phill Wilson, founder of the

to the CDC.
Wilson says the epidemic
about Black gay men has been
mostly ignored.
"It speaks to how much work
is left to be done," Wilson says.

"It speaks to what happens
when we define a segment of
our society as disposable."
Nationwide, more than 1.1
million Americans are living
with HIV, an increase of 60 per-
cent in the past 15 years, the
CDC says. In a new report in
the Journal of the American
Medical Association published
Sunday, CDC researchers note
that this huge population of
HIV-positive Americans makes
prevention more difficult.
That's especially true among
Black men who have sex with
men, Mayer says. Because
Black men tend to mostly date
other Black men, their dating
pool is relatively small. And
with such high rates of HIV
infection, they face huge risks
with every new partner, he says.
Across the USA, there are
about 50,000 new HIV infec-
tions a year.

Poverty rates rise for kids

continued from 9B

decline in children's economic
situations is ominous because
living in extended periods of deep
poverty threatens children's de-
velopment, says Patrick Mc-
Carthy, president and CEO of
the Annie E. Casey Foundation,
which released the Kids Count
The study compiles data from
the most recent year made
available by all states, meaning
many of the indicators repre-
sent findings from 2010, when
joblessness was coming off its
worst levels in 26 years. Since
then, the average unemploy-
ment rate has dropped from
about 9.6 percent to 8.2 percent
so far this year, according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
However, McCarthy says, the
rates of children living in pov-

erty have continued to rise after
2010, when 22 percent of chil-
dren nationally were poor, up
from 19 percent in 2005 in
Mississippi, a high of 33 per-
cent of children lived in poverty
in 2010, according to the re-
In 43 states, more children
were experiencing poverty in
2010 than in 2005; in 32 states,
more teens were out of both
school and work; and 44 states
and Washington, D.C. recorded
a greater number of children liv-
ing in homes burdened by high
housing costs, meaning their
family spent more than 30 per-
cent of their pretax income on
housing. Arizona, Louisiana,
Nevada, New Mexico and Mis-
sissippi ranked lowest overall
in the 16 indicators.
"Where the news is bad,
it's very troubling," McCarthy

Right calories burn food

continued from 9B

fish and avocado and protein
(20 percent of calories) from
foods such as beans, fish, poul-
try, eggs and lean meats.
If this plan sounds familiar, it
should. It is the way of eating
most experts (including myself)
have been advocating for years
and what many call the Medi-
terranean diet. While this small
study is far from conclusive and
there are many factors to con-
sider when it comes to achiev-
ing and maintaining a healthy
weight, think of it as a fresh
incentive to avoid extremes
and eat according to these sen-
sible principles. It just might
give your metabolism a healthy

boost. Some key points:
Get carbohydrates from
whole fruit, vegetables, beans,
low-fat dairy and whole grains,
not refined sources such as
white breads and sugary foods.
Eat modest portions of
whole grains and starchy veg-
etables in their least processed
form (steel-cut oats, brown rice,
quinoa, hearty whole-grain
Incorporate healthy fats
such as nuts, avocado, fish and
olive oil
Include protein from beans,
nuts, eggs, low-fat dairy, fish,
poultry and lean meats.
Limit sugary drinks, candy,
and sweets.
Watch total calories and be

Black high schoolers have dramatically reduced risky behaviors

continued from 9B

high school students who have
ever had sex fell from 54 percent
to 47 percent. Among Blacks,
the proportion who have ever
had sex fell even more sharply,
from 82 percent to 60 percent.
The proportion of students
who had sex within the past
three months declined from 38
percent to 34 percent overall.
Among Blacks, that number fell
from 59 percent to 41 percent.
The proportion of students
who had four or more sexual
partners decreased from 19
percent to 15 percent. Among
Blacks, that proportion fell
from 43 percent to 25 percent.
Among sexually active stu-
dents, the proportion who used
a condom the last time they
had sex increased from 46
percent to 60 percent. Among

Black students, that rate grew
from 48 percent to 65 percent.
With "perfect use," condoms
can prevent almost all HIV in-
fections. In the real world, they
prevent about 80 percent of
transmissions, studies show.
And while these trends are
positive, the report notes that
most of these improvements
were achieved by 2001 or 2003,
with few gains since then.
Significantly, the number of
new HIV infections which
has fallen sharply from the
peak in the mid-1990s also
has plateaued over the past de-
cade, at about 50,000 a year,
Fenton says.
Meanwhile, the average age
at which teens begin having sex
- 16 hasn't changed in 20
years, says CDC's Laura Kann.
The overall positive numbers
also mask a lack of progress
on several measures among

Hispanics, Kann says. For in-
stance, there hasn't been much
change among Hispanics in
numbers who have ever had
sex or who had sex in the past
three months, Kann says.
HIV rates are also skyrock-
eting among specific popula-
tions, such as gay Black youth,
according to other research
presented at the conference.
Nearly six percent of gay Black
men under 30 are newly in-
fected with the AIDS virus each
year, according to a study pre-
sented Monday, with one in
four Black gay men infected by
age 25.
"That is unconscionable,"
Fenton says.
The CDC closely tracks teen
sexual behavior, using its Na-
tional Youth Risk Behavior
Survey, a biennial survey of
students in grades 9 to 12.
That's important, Fenton says,

because 40 percent of new HIV
infections are in people under
30, with 19,000 Americans that
age becoming infected each
"The USA AIDS epidemic is
largely a young person's epi-
demic," Fenton says. "They will
face a lifetime of medical treat-
ment, emotional issues and
health care costs."
The country's National HIV/
AIDS Strategy recognizes that
fighting the epidemic must in-
volve more than encouraging
individual behavior change,
however, Fenton says. Re-
search now strongly links HIV
infection in the USA with pov-
erty and social issues such as
homelessness, incarceration,
lack of education, racial dis-
crimination and homopho-
bia. "The CDC cannot address
these social factors on our
own," Fenton says.


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New CDC efforts to fight HIV
include increased HIV testing
and studies of ways to engage
community groups, such as
churches and families, to re-
duce stigma and support gay
"You can't change every-
body," Fenton says. "But you
can work with people who are
In an interview, Jeanne

White, the mother of the late
teenaged AIDS activist Ryan
White- an early voice for com-
passion for people with the dis-
ease urged the country to
do more for its young people.
On one hand, she says, she
celebrates the progress made
since 1984, when her son, a
hemophiliac infected through
contaminated blood, learned
he had the AIDS virus.





In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

In Memoriam

In loving memory of,

05/0986 08/01/2011

Gone, but not forgotten.
The warmth of your lov-
ing spirit, still warm our
Your family, mother, sis-
ter, and Uncle Anthony.




Sylvia Woods, dead at 86

By Margalit Fox

ylvia Woods, whose epony-
mous Harlem soul-food restau-
rant was frequented by local
and national politi-
cians, international
celebrities, tourists,
epicures and ordi-
nary neighborhood
residents, died last
week at her home in
Westchester County,
N.Y. She was 86.
Her family an- j
nounced the death,
citing no cause. :
Its statement said SYLVIA
Woods had been ill
with Alzheimer's disease for
the last few years.
Her death came a few hours
before she was to receive an
award from Mayor Michael R.
Bloomberg at a reception at
Gracie Mansion commemo-
rating the 50th anniversary of
Sylvia's Restaurant. There was

a moment of silence before the
award presentation; a family
friend accepted it on her behalf.
Sylvia's Restaurant opened on
Aug. 1, 1962 with six booths
and 15 stools -
at Lenox Avenue
near 127th Street,
offering soul-food
staples like ribs,
hot cakes, corn
bread and fried
chicken. The im-
mense popular-
ity of its dishes
earned Woods
Sthe sobriquet the
WOODS Queen of Soul
Mr. Woods, her self-effacing
but stalwart partner in the
venture, died in 2001. Survi-
vors include her sons, Van and
Kenneth; her daughters, Bede-
lia Woods and Crizette Woods;
18 grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; and two great-

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sends much appreciation and
thanks for your thoughts,
phone calls, cards, flowers, vis-
its, covered dishes and all acts
of kindness.
Special thanks to Forest
Lawn Mortuary staff for their
support and efforts of making
our burdens lighter.
The Family

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.. ...e3y Sister's anniversary
Wimberlv Sisters are celebrat- lor, Smiley Jubiliairs, Redeem
ing their 44th Singing Anniver- Singers, Gailee Singers, Gos-
sary, Sunday, August 5 at Holy pel Messagners, Thomas and
Cross M.B. Church, 1555 NW Company, Heavenly Lights, Dy-
93 Terrace at 2:30 p.m. namic Gospel Stars, and many
Groups appearing, Elder Tay- more.

The battle will continue

continued from 12B

sort of unofficial hospice. "A
family will bring a sick person
to you because they are afraid
they will infect them," she says.
"We have to bathe them, feed
them, take them to the hospi-
Mwamlima and other AIDS
caregivers in Malawi have been
campaigning for official govern-
ment recognition of their work,
hoping to receive financial sup-
port, such as transportation
vouchers to defray the costs of
taking patients to the doctor.
"That is why we are crying,"
Mwamlima says.
Others, however, say they
owe their lives to the AIDS ther-
apies developed over the past
16 years as well as to the
generous relief programs, run
by the USA and other nations,
that have delivered those drugs
to people in need.

Sam Mugisha of Uganda
weighed just 88 pounds when
he was diagnosed with AIDS in
"I was like a heavy goat,"
jokes Mugisha, now 147
pounds, whose disease has
been brought into remission
with antiretroviral drugs.
Those drugs have given Mugi-
sha a second chance at life.
They may also have helped to
protect his wife and two chil-
dren, none of whom has the vi-
A landmark study last year
showed that HIV patients
whose disease is very well con-
trolled, with virus levels at the
undetectable level, are rendered
virtually non-contagious. The
finding has led to nearly uni-
versal enthusiasm at the AIDS
conference for "treatment as
That strategy, Mugisha says,
"is something very great. I'm op-

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13650 N.E. 10th Avenue

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2300 N.W. 135th Street

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Wright and Young
driver, died July
24 at Memorial
Park Hospital.
Viewing August i
3. 2012 at
Wright and
Young Funeral
Home, 15332
NW 7th Ave. .VL <. 'i
Service 11 a.m.,

Hadley Davis MLK
housekeeper, r
died July 22.
Service will be
held at St. Ag-
Church in Nas- .
sau, Bahamas. ." -

Saturday at St. Paul AME Church, LORENZO LEE JR., 30, man-
1892 NW 51 Terr., Miami, FL ager, died July
33142. 25 at Jackson i
Health System. .i
ALICE MAE MIKE, 68, retired, Service 12:30
died July 24 at p.m., Saturday "i
North Shore -,; in the chapel.
Service 1 7 '
m.. Saturday
at Mt Calvary

EH Zion
s e r v i c e ,
died July 24 ,
at Jackson .-;
M e m o r i a I aI ,
H os p i t al.
Viewing 4-8 ... -.
p.m., Friday
in the chapel.

Service 2 p.m., Saturda

died July 28 at
North Shore .:-
Medical Center.
Viewing 4-8
p.m., Friday in
the chapel. ;

M iss ionary -'. ROSETTA MILEY, 73, home- .'
Baptist Church. maker, died '-
.......... July 22 a ot ~ r .
Shore Medical Manker
wife. died July 11 a.m., Satur- STEPHEN THAGGA
23 at Kindred -. '-.- construction
H 2 s p i t a I dayat FirstBap- worker. died
Hspitl tist Church of July23 at North
She leaves Brownsville. Shore Medi-

tree children cal Center. Re-
three hildrn, mainss will be ,
J ac q u e ly n, SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, 58, secu- shipped to
Joseph Jr., and rity, died July 28 Willston, Fla. for
Jeffrey. Viewing at'nierit o Willston, Fla. for
Jeffrey. Viewing at University of. final rites.
5-8 p.m., Friday at St. Luke Miami Hospital. .--
Missionary Baptist Church, 1790 Service 10 a.m., JAK BRUNSON, 82,
NW 55 Street. Service 11 a.m., Saturday in the bile pJaiterd
Saturday at the church, chapel. bil p.a d1e1dr1 W,-A

MARY R. DUPREE, 83, nurse,
died July
25 at home.
Service 11 a.m.,
Thursday in the

JOANN FREEMAN, 68, sales
representative, .. _.
died February "
17. Survivors .
i-nclude: her
mother, Rosa -,
Lee Dubose: *
granddaughter, ,/
Nekea Starks; ..
grandson --
Randel Fussell.Viewing 4-8 p.m.,
Friday in the chapel. Service 2:30
p.m., Saturday in the chapel.


h n me m a ker,
died July 23.
S uLi r v v c r s
in c l u d e
d a u g h te r,
Shearon D.
Ebron: step-
Delores Rosier
of Jacksonville,

CLARETHA BARRY, 77, nurse's
aide, died July 27. Family will have
a private service.

Hadley Davis
Miami Gardens
LARRY.HOBBS,44, truck driver,
died July 17 at I
University of .
Miami -Hospital. :,
Service 11 a.m., ^,'.. ,-
Saturday at : "
Miami Gardens ; ,
Church of J/. ,-'i
Christ. Ali


FL; daughter-in-law, Pearl Oliver
of Dallas TX; godson, Barry Huff
of Minneapolis, MN, many nieces,
nephews, grands, great-grands,
and cousins. Viewing and visitation
3-8 p.m., August 3 in the chapel.
Service 10 a.m., Saturday August
4 at Historic Mt. Zion Baptist

Vista Memorial
83. retired toll
booth attendant
at Rickenback- ,- A!
er Causeway, ,
Key Biscayne, ..
Fl, died July .
23 at Golden :lV
Glades Nursing A
and Rehabilita-
tion Center. Survivors include: wife,
Margaret Austin; children, Barbara
Wooten (Johnnie), Ronald Allen
(Debra), Stephanie Mitchell (El-
dridge), Charles Bethel (Leatha).
Anthenisia Jackson (Phillip), Caro-
lyn Austin, Winston Bethel (Shir-
ley), the late Frederick Bethel (Ge-
neva), and a host of grandchildren,
great grandchildren, nieces and
nephews. Viewing 4-10 p.m., Fri-
day in the chapel,14200 N.W. 57
Avenue. Service 11 a.m., Saturday
at New Birth Baptist Church, 2300
NW 135th Street, Miami, FL.


ANNIE LEE LEWIS, 88, domestic
worker, died July 27 at home.
Arrangements are incomplete.

July 28 at Vistas Hospice. Service
Saturday in Savannah, Georgia.

employed, ,-
died July 28
at Jackson" -'' -./
North Hospital. A ''
Service 10 -., Saturday 1,
at Greater .4 \,
New Bethel
Missionary ____a___
Baptist Church.

PAUL ROYAL, 18, student,
died July 24.
Services were

RAFAEL PINA, 67, laborer,
died July 28 at
University of -.
Miami Hospital. .
Service 12 p.m., '
Saturday in the
chapel. -

Carey Royal Ram'n
PERM", 43, ,
behavior tech, ..
died July 22 ...
at Jackson i' *"
M e m o r i a I .,
H o spi i ta'""
Service 11
a.m., Saturday
at Glendale
Baptist Church of Brownsville.

4:30 P.M., TUESDAY

died July 25 at home. Se
a.m., Saturday in the chap


58, medical
director of case
died July 28
in Orlando,
FL, She is the
daughter of the

late pastor. Rev. Paul a
Freeman of Miami;
daughters, Shaunina ar
Moore; granddaughter,
Bennett. Memorial/viewing
6 p.m., Friday. August 3r
Hope Missionary Baptist
5129 NW 17 Ave., Miam
10 a.m., Saturday at the c


went on to glory
at home on July
26, 2012. Born
in Coconut
Grove, FL, July
23, 1923. Rev.
served in the U.
S. Navy for 21


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y in the years during WWII, Korean Conflict
and the Viet Nam War. He was the
pastor of Second Baptist Church
3, retired, for 36 years, which he founded in
1964. For 48 years he served the
.., community assisting in many ways.
'. His life was distinguished by his
S' tireless commitment: (1) to promote
''.. peace as a member on the
'. Community Relations Board of
..;- Metropolitan Dade County; to
,. ensure the balanced and
"'. __ appropriate integration of our public
~.. school system as a member of the
School Desegregation Committee;
(2) to promote justice and mercy in
the judicial system; (3) to assist
RD, 50, many in the pursuit of gainful
employment and advancement;
and (4) to promote an even playing
field for all citizens. The Miami-
," Dade County School Board voted
S to honor Rev. Ferguson for his
service to this community by the
naming of John A. Ferguson Senior
High School at the School Board
meeting on August 23, 2000. Left to
celebrate his legacy: Five children
automo- Javan, Keith, Karen (Marvin),
'* Verna and Bryan. six grandchildren
S. and three great-grand daughters.
.,: In lieu of flowers, the family is
S. requesting that donations be made
to the Richmond Heights CDC
S Scholarship Fund at 11525 S.W.
--'" 136 Terrace, Miami, FL 33176.
The viewing and family visitation
from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, August 3,
2012. Service 11 a.m., Saturday.
60. chef Both services will be at the Second
service 11 Baptist Church in Richmond
)el Heights. Interment at Dade
Memorial Gardens, Jay Funeral
Home, Perrine, Florida is in charge.

LULETTE Gregg L. Mason

S WILNER WELLS, 98. tug driver
fo r B ro o k le y fie ld .. .
Airbase, died
S July 28 at home
*-' -.-.., Survivors in- . :2
clude: son, Fred
Wells; daugh-' U.
ters, Melvina ,:
nd Marie Odomrn, LaVerne
survivors: Ingraham, Irrna
id Paula Butler (Chester) and Betty Camp-
Zarielle bell; and a host of other relatives
g service, and friends. Viewing 2-9 p.m.,
d at Zion Friday and family hour. 6-8 p.m.
SChurch, in the chapel. Service 11 a.m.. at
i. Service Bible Baptist Church. Interment at
church Southern Memorial Park.

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69, founder
and overseer of
the Saint City
Church of God,
died July 29 in
Ocala, FL. Me-
morial service
7 p.m., Friday
at 4922 NW 22

Avenue. Service 12 p.m., Saturday
at 93rd Street Community Baptist

JR., 46, sales- --
man, died July
23 in Chester, '
PA. Service 2 .. ..
p.m., Saturday
at First Bap- "j
tist Church of ...


retired csx
conductor, ...
died July 28
at Memorial k
P e m b roke
H o s p i t a l ..
Service 2
p.m., Saturday
at New Birth
Baptist Church Cathedr

parer, died July 29, a
North Hospital. Services

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In loving memory of,

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It seems like only yesterday
UK- that you were with us.
We miss your smile, your
-laughter, your jokes.
You will forever remain in
our hearts.
)ORE, 64, We do know that you are
(t,. with the Lord our God,
\ But our hearts still ache in
Not because of your transi-
tion, but rather the void that
was left in our everyday lives.
Love always,
The Dillard, Sapp, Lyons,
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TJ Jackson has- a long history of

family bonds, trustworthiness

Simply the best: Haitian fashion

features top designers

He's at center of
Jacksons' latest
legal debacle
By Olivia Barker
Marco R. della Cava
In life. Michael Jackson
was as well-known for his
personal controversies as
his chart-topping music.
And so it is in death.
The entire Jackson clan
now seems to be enmeshed
in a heated skirmish cen-
tering on custody of the
singer's three children,
Parish, Prince and Blan-
ket. On Wednesday, a Los
Angeles judge took custody
away from matriarch Kath-
erine and handed it to the
kids' first cousin, Michael's
34-year-old nephew TJ.
This followed a bizarre
j'. series of events that have
included allusions to Kath-
erine being held against
her w ill at an Arizona
resort. On Thursday,
Jackson resurfaced back
in California, telling ABC
News that the ruling was
"based on a bunch of lies."
Meanwhile, a relieved Paris

By Julia Samuels...

Jimmy Moise is bringing a new meaning to the
phrase "fashion statement." Moise's show, "Haiti a la
Mode," recently made its annual appearance at F u n k-
sion Fashion Week at Miami Beach and brought the
spirit of Haiti to the runway, according to Moise
"Each show is meant to showcase that Haitians
love fashion as well," he said. "It's meant to main-
stream the very best of the Haitian designers out

This year's show provided the same wow
factor. A live performance from Michael
Benjamin set the atmosphere for those com-
ing to the stage. Also featured was designer
Phelicia Dale's who has received critical
acclaim her for handbags. Dale gained
substantial notoriety when she won world-
renowned Dianne von Furstenberg's 2009 handbag
competition. Since the competition, Dale's bags have
gained a reputation for showcasing ornate and cultur-
ally influenced patterns. To close things out, the shw
concluded in the spirit of Carnival. Extravagantly cos-
tumed models bounced down the catwalk much to the
delight of the audience. The costumes were part of the
wardrobe of the Haitian performance group "Ti Chapo
Masqueraders" the winning band in the 2011 Bro-
ward and Miami One Carnival.
"It was a lively and vibrant show to watch," said
Ciera Hill, 23, an up-and-coming fashion designer.
While showcasing culture is one of Moise's pirtm a r
focuses, he said he always attempts to have featured
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tweeted out, "grandma's
here! #thankyougod."
The dispute is far from
settled and threatens to
shed a public spotlight on
the sad inner workings of a
family at war over the fiscal
and filial legacy of one of the
world's greatest entertain-
"Michael would be
rolling over in his
grave if he knew '
of this happen- '
ing." says Ian
Drew, senior
music editor
at Us Weekly.
who once in-
terviewed the
King of Pop.
"He didn't like
all this sort of
drama, which
is why he
was -

separated from his family."
Drew predicts that efforts
to imply Katherine is inca-
pable of executing her duties
as custodian and wrestle
the estate away from her will
come to naught.
"TJ is very close to Kather-
ine and the kids, and he
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Mike Tyson, Spike Lee team for

Broadway's 'Undisputed Truth'

By Elysa Gardner
NEW YORK Here are two
names that you'll seldom
hear uttered in the same
sentence: Mike Tyson and
Mark Twain.
Unless, that is, you hap-
pen to have a conversation
with Spike Lee. According
to the filmmaker, were the
legendary author and wit
born Samuel Clemens alive
today. 'Mike could go toe to
toe with him" and not just

in the boxing ring.
"They're both great sto-
rytellers." Lee explains, as
Tyson, seated across from
him at a downtown restau-

rant, listens quietly. After a
moment, Tyson smiles and
says, in his incongruously
soft, high-pitched voice,
"Mark Twain is a hero of
mine. Did you know that?
He's one of my heroes."
Tyson and Lee, who have
known each other for more
than 25 years, are taking a
break from rehearsing Mike
Tyson: Undisputed Truth,
a one-man show that will
mark the Broadway debut of
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There is much news from sponsoring a
the Historical Hampton House luncheon on
Trust [HHHT] and Dr. Enid C. Saturday, September 29 at
Pinkney is in the midst. She the Church of the Open Door,
sent out a special thanks to 6001 NW 8th Ave., at noon.
those who responded Entertainment will
to her memorandum feature the Hampton
of understanding House Band under
prepared by Attorney the direction of Dr.
Thomas Mathov y' Richard J. Strachan,
including: Rev. Jesse Mary Hylor, Keya
Martin, Isabella J. Curtis and
Rosete and Dr. Edwin other entertainers.
Demeritte. Honorees will be
The HHHT is DEMERITTE John Marks, Ronald

Blocker and Dr. Harry
Coaxum. Kudos go
out to the membership
including Dr. Larry
Capp, Ruby T. Rayford,
David J. Shorter, Dr.
Sandra Billingslea, Dr.
Marvin Dunn, Betty -
Ferguson, Kathy
Hersh, Leroy Jones, MAI
Penny Lambeth, Dr.
Preston Marshall, Dr. Gay
F. Outler, Arva M. Parks,
Leslie Rivera, Harvey Rubin,
Charlayne W. Thompkins,
Adria Wiley and Helen
Williams. The Lamplighter's
Club was established in 1992
with Bro. Sherman Whites as
the founder and 30 young men
from area elementary, middle

and senior high
schools. Credit goes
S out to Brothers Jet,
SKeith Hylor, James
Ingram, James
Dukes, R.T. Fisher,
Cordell Hayes, John
Williams and more
that have given 20
SHALL years of service to this
effort. Lamplighters
that stood out were Mark
Lockwood, Samuel "Boo
Boo" Brown, Jason Lopez,
Marvin Lewis, Marlon Brown,
Clifford Miller, Clifton Miller
and presently Darius Jamal
Albury-Williams. Darius is
the son of Miranda Albury
and Harry B. Williams.
Leo Albury is the proud

grandfather. Kudos go
out to Kayla Dorsey,
social studies teacher
at Doctors Charter B
School, who planned a
trip to Johannesburg,
Cape Town and
Ruben Island giving
10 students a
wonderful educational MAI'
experience. A
highlight of their trip was
visiting the jail cell of Nelson
Mandela. Making the trip
were Kayla Joseph, Ashley
Vilsaint, Shellee Baker,
Stephanie Bent, Nicole
Stallworth, Taniah Goree,
Brittany Maglorie, Makanka
Levy, Brianna Bruny and
John Stewart. Some of


the retired coaches
are still meeting at
Michael's Diner for
the camaraderie,
open discussions and
cracking jokes on
somebody to get the
biggest laugh. Jokes
came when William
DELA Snell arrived and
saw a Greyhound bus
across the street and said
it was for Richard Smith.
Other members of the gang
included: Mack Carter,
Johnny Davis, Allen Buggs,
Richard Strachan, William
Evans, David Williams and
grandson, Arnold Davis,
William Reese, Mervin
Robinson and Troy Road.

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Last Friday, July 20 at
7:00 p.m., The Church of
the Transfiguration held the
Institution service for their
new rector, The Reverend
Terrance Alexander
Taylor. It was a glorious
affair attended by a packed
congregation. Rev. Father
Richard L.M. Barry,
Rector of Saint Agnes was
the preacher. Bridgett L.
Cooper, was soloist for the
evening. Other participants
in this grand institution: The
very Rev. Mark H. Sims, The
Rev. W. Frisby, III, Master
Jaeron R. Watson, Miss
Sierra J. Smith, Dhyana
C. Taylor, Martha Johnson
Rutledge, Kevin Myles.
The Rev. Sharon Williams,
Sheerie Edwards, Kyle
Mitchell Vergers, Gloria
Clausell, Paul C. Brown
and Harold Meadows: and
musician John M. Barrow.
Hearty' congratulations
Reverend Terrance
Alexander Taylor!
Wedding Anniversary
greetings. Lovebirds of
the week are: Delone
(Maureen) Mathis. July 22
their 12th; Donald (Jaunita
J) Jackson, July 23 their
54th; Benjamin (Bethany
J) Addison, July 25th their
Vincent Carter (basketball
star) with the "Dallas
Mavericks." the grandson

of Peggy
-Green, spent W
the weekend with his
grandmother and Aunts
Errolyn and Jenny at
Peggy's home where Vince
enjoyed "soul food" galore
cooked by his beloved
grandmother. A very good
time was enjoyed by all
along with family friend
Brenda Hawkes.
Get well wishes and our
prayers goes out to all of
you! May all of you soon
return to good health! Peggy
Green, Jocelyn Burroughs-
Smith, Donzaleigh
McKinney, Evangelist
Elizabeth Betty Blue,
Harry Dawkins, Reverend
Samuel J. Browne, Marvin
Ellis, Princess Lamb,
Roxie Matthews James,
Selma Taylor-Ward,
Gloria Bannister, Yvonne
Johnson-Gaitor, and
Nathaniel Gordon.
Willard Anthony Hart,
former graduate of Miami
Northwestern Senior High
School, class of 1988, has
made a big step of faith.
Willard was ordained as
an elder on Sunday, July
15th at the Potter's House
in Denver, Colorado under
the pastorship of Chris Hill.
Willard plans to work in
the prison ministry for the
church. Willard is the son
of the late Willard W. Hart

and Betty Freeman and
brother of Collette Hart-
BTW class of 1952
celebrated their 60th reunion
June 10th-15th. Festivities
began with worship at
Gamble Memorial Church of
God and culminated with an
"Old School Gang Banquet"
in the Key Largo Room of
the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Ms Georgiana Johnson-
Bethel (former teacher) was
presented a plaque. Out
of town alums included:
Yvonne Bain-Jones, LA;
Evans Clark, NYC; Alice
Stephens-James and
husband, College Park,
GA; Joseph N. Clark, NC;
Clarence Burley, Palo Alto,
CA; Delores Clarke and
family, Jacksonville; and
Carl Smith, Columbus, OH.
St.Agnes will host its
Annual Island Dance and
Drawing Friday, Aug. 10th,
at 8 p.m. Conch fritters and
conch salad will be on sale
but bring your own food
and drinks if you wish. The
Junkanoos will entertain
you; door prizes will be given
Deepest sympathy to the
family .of my dear friend.
Patricia (Pat) Allen-
Ebron. She was the last
surviving child of the late
Rev. Alexander and Mrs.
Allen formerly of Trinityj
Weslyn Church. She died
while attending her family
reunion in Key West. I will
always remember you "Pat."
Rest in peace.

Would Michael be rolling in the game?

continued from 1C

stepped in to make sure the
other Jacksons couldn't take
the kids,' says Drew. 'They'll
go before a judge again, and
at that point Katherine can
say she wants custody back,
and I'm sure TJ will go along
with that."
That analysis of these
confusing and sad events
is echoed by Randall Sul-
livan. author of the forth-
coming book Untouchable:
The Strange Life and Tragic
Death of Michael Jackson.
Jackson's children "have
had to deal with so much
adult reality at such a young
age," Sullivan recently told
the New YorkDaily News. "I
think they understand who
their aunts and uncles are,
I m not sure they fully un-
derstand what is happening
now. I don't know if they un-
derstand that their custody
is on the line."
If cousin TJ (Tito Joseph,
after his father and grandfa-
therl remains their custodi-

an for some time, at least he
has parenting chops: three
kids with wife Frances,
whom he married in 2007.
He also seems to have had
a relatively normal upbring-
ing. by Jackson standards.
In a 1995 People interview,
big brother Taj Jackson
said: "My mom made sure
that we had a real child-
hood, with birthday parties,
baseball, family outings, all
that stuff." Mom was Delores
Martes Jackson, who was
murdered by a boyfriend in
1994, a year, after she di-
vorced Tito.
Despite TJ. Taj and brother
Taryll's interest in the fam-
ily business, Delores, who
was born in New York to Do-
minican parents, shielded
her kids from plunging in
too young. "She saw what
the Jacksons had to endure
to be successful." Tito told
People. "She knew how dedi-
cated the boys would have to
Instead, the boys pursued
sports and earned member-
ship in the National Honor

Society at L.A.'s Buckley
School. according to People.
ITJ's notable girlfriend from
the era? Kim Kardashian,
whom he dated when he was
17 and she was 15.1
Another family member
who steered the brothers
childhoods and careers was
Uncle Michael. 'Hes been
here for us since day one,
whether helping with school
or problems with friends,"
Taryll told People. "He's like
a third parent to us.'
Taj and Taryll Jackson at-
tended Loyola Marymount
University. Taryll was the
first Jackson to go to college.
The boys eventually band-
ed together to form a R&B,'
pop group. 3T, releasing an
album in 1995, Brother-
hood. Michael sang on the
single Why. 3T reunited to
perform the song last Octo-
ber at the Michael Forever
Tribute Concert in Cardiff,
Wales. TJ recently tweeted
that he and his brothers were
back in the studio, recording
a new 3T album, according to
Yahoo! Music.

Play is a revealing one-man show

TYSON three years in prison following turned to Kiki and said, 'Baby,
continued from 1C a 1992 rape conviction, and I can do that.'"
whose police record and repu- Kiki Tyson began drafting a
both Brooklyn-bred icons, station for rough behavior in timeline for the show. "I'd find
Written by Tyson's wife, Kiki, and out of the ring date to out what topics he wanted to
with playwright Randy John- his early youth. He came of talk about, and then write
son, Truth begins a 12-per- age in Brooklyn's Brownsville something in the tone that I
formance run Tuesday at the section, a good socioeconomic thought he'd say it in,",she re-
Longacre Theatre; and accord- distance from the middle-class calls. "He'd come back to me
ing to both director Lee and Fort Greene neighborhood about stuff, tell me if he want-
subject and star Tyson, it offers where Lee grew up. ed changes."
an unsparing look at one of the While Lee's mom was "drag- An early incarnation of Un-
most storied and controversial going me to Broadway shows disputed Truth premiered
figures in sports or any field, from the time I was really in April, at Las Vegas' MGM
for that matter, young and I loved it," Tyson Grand Hotel. Among the at-
"This is not some dog-and- already was well into his teens tendees were Kerwin Devon-
pony show," says Lee. "This is when his renowned train- ish, a cameraman and cin-
legit theater. We want people er and mentor, the late Cus ematographer with whom Lee
who have never been to a box- D'Amato,decided "that I need- has worked "He called me
ing match to come see this. ed some culture." The fledgling and said, 'Spike, you have got
Because who else in America, athlete sampled fare from -.he to see this,' Lee says. "But
in the 20th century, had a life off-Broadway musical Mama. there were only six shows, and
like Mike's? The peaks and I Want to Sing! to the original I couldn't get to Vegas in time."
valleys you couldn't make it Broaday, production of Au- So Lee, 55, tracked down
up!" gust Wilson's Fences, starring the Tysons, who sent him a
Speaking about his buddy, James Earl Jones. DVD of one performance. After
and with him, Lee is by turns But the show that ultimately viewing it, Lee contacted vet-
playful and intense. He watch- inspired Undisputed Truth was erarn theater producer James
es rapt as Tyson talks, chor- something more similar to it in L. Nederlander. Jimm [ had
tling giddily at times. Now and structure and spirit: A Bronx been talking to me for three
then. Lee interrupts to embel- Tale. Chazz Palminteris au- years about doing Broadway.'
lish a point allays apologiz- tobiographical one-man play says Lee, who had flirted with
ing First, as any sane person also adapted for the screen the idea of adapting one of his
surely' would when cutting off a about a working-class boy who films for the stage: 'NMly wife.
former heavyweight champion becomes tempted by the Mafia. Tonya, has been telling me fobr
who once bit off a chunk of an Tyson took his wife, a fan of the years that Do the Right Thing
opponent s ear. film version, to see a 2007 re- would make a good musical
Tson is less animated at \i\al in New York. Other people have told me it
first, showing the delibera- "It w\as breathtaking." 'Thson should be School Daze. But
tion and caution oner might says. You could hear people it w\as Mike who gave me that
expect from a iman who. spent breathing in the theater. And I jolt."

Show: Vibrant, energetic and exciting

cotninued from 1C
designers viewed as designers
first and and Haitian second.
"I want people to be able to
say 'that is a nice design,'" he
said. "And then say 'oh the de-
signer is Haitian, as well.'"
So far it seems as if Moise is
reaching his goal.
"I have been getting a great

response about the show," he
said. "Everyone from the co-
ordinators of the week to the
audience tell me that they love
the show."
A long time supporter of
the show, Daniel Oberti who
serves as a sponsor for the
show, sang nothing but prais-
es about the production and
Moise's goal of showcasing the
best that Haiti has to offer.

"I love the energy of the
show," Oberti said. "It's always
beautiful to see."
One coordinator of the week,
Matt Heien, says that ever
since he has collaborated with
Moise for the week he has
looked forward to seeing the
show return each year.
"It's a great way to bring the
Haitian culture to Miami and
the fashion week," he said.


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BeBe Winans tells a lot about Whitney Houston

Gospel singer

reveals the

friend he knew,

but not all
By Elysa Gardner

NEW YORK In his new book,
The Whitney I Knew, celebrated
gospel and R&B singer BeBe
Winans refers to "The Pact," an
agreement that he and Whitney
Houston made early in their
28-year friendship.
"It was a sanctuary," Winans
explains during a conversation
in his publicist's office. "Whit-
ney knew that she could tell
me anything, and it would stay
right here."
In Whitney (Worthy Publish-
ing, written with Timothy Wil-
lard and out last Tuesday, Wi-
nans, 49, keeps his end of the

Booker T. Washington Class
of 1964 will be holding a meeting.
The class is also sponsoring its
annual "One Day Fun Trip For
Grown Folks" trip. Call 305-632-

Booker T. Washington Class
of 1965, Inc. will meet on Aug.
18. The class is also sponsoring
a "Scholarship Fund Raising Trip"
trip. Call 305-213-0188.

Miami Northwestern Class
of 1967 is planning their 45th
reunion. Call 786-227-7397 or

Booker T. Washington Class
of 1967 meets monthly. Call 305-

The Miami Jackson High
School Class of 1967 is holding
its 45 year reunion banquet and
dance. Call 786-355-6664.

bargain. While insisting that he
never saw Houston use drugs,
he acknowledges that her sub-
stance abuse was a concern.
"I talk about her use of ciga-
rettes," Winans says. "I both-
ered her about that, and she got
mad. But Whitney and I talked
about drugs and sex and ev-
erything. And some things she
said will remain in that vault."
Whitney is nonetheless full of
revealing detail. Winans por-
trays the troubled diva, who
died Feb. 11, as earthy, effer-
vescent, vulnerable and fiercely
protective of friends and family.
"There were 10 siblings in my
family, and Whitney had rela-
tionships with all of us. At her
funeral, my mom said, 'It's like
I'm losing a daughter today.'"
Winans describes how Hous-
ton's late-night chats would
cost him sleep, and her pen-
chant for talking in theaters
drove him to distraction. (He

Tennessee State Alumni is
planning a bus trip to Nashville on
Labor Day weekend for the TSU vs
FAMU football game. Call 305-624-

Seed of Hope Community
Outreach, Inc. offers free weekly
counseling session. Call 305-761-

0 Youth Education and
Athletic Program (YEAP) hosts
a summer camp. Call 305-454-

0 Merry Poppins Daycare/
Kindergarten hosts a summer
camp. Call 305-693-1008.

The National Coalition of
100 Black Women Greater
Miami Chapter accepting
applications for Just Us Girls
Mentoring Program. Call 800-658-

* The Miami Chapter, 0 Range Park offers free self-

BeBe Winans wrote a book about
league, Whitney Houston.

writes of a scuffle Houston
once had with a moviego-
er who told her to shut up.)
More soberly, he recalls how

defense/karate classes for children
and adults. Call 305-757-7961 or

0 Chai Community Services
free food program is taking
applications from low-income
families and veterans. It's also
sponsoring a school supply
giveaway. Call 305-830-1869.

Dads for Justice assists non-
custodial parents through Miami-
Dade State Attorney's Office with
child support modifications and
visitation rights. Call 305-830-

Resources for Veterans
Sacred Trust offers affordable and
supportive housing assistance for
low-income veteran families facing
homelessness. Call 855-778-3411
or visit

Solid Rock Enterprise, Inc.
Restorative Justice Academy
offers counseling services for
youth. Call 786-488-4792 or visit

Evans County High School
Alumni is creating a South Florida
Alumni contact roster. Call 305-

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his late friend and col-

industry demands and tab-
loid coverage weighed on his
friend. And he defends her ex-
husband, Bobby Brown, while

829-1345 or 786-514-4912.

N S.A.V. (Survivors Against
Violence) to meet with young
people weekly. Call 954-548-4323
or visit www.savingfamilies.webs.

Empowerment Tutoring in
Miami Gardens offers free tutoring
with trained teachers. Call 305-

Calling Healthy Ladies 50 +
Softball is on. Call 305-342-8742
or 305-688-3322.

Florida Healthcare Plus is
hosting a Health Fair Aug. 10 at
5255 N.W. 29th Ave. Bid. 2, 5 9
pm. Call 305-888-2210x1161.

Brownsville Progressive
Chapter 8 will sponsor a
Community Health Fair August
4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Brownsville
Progressive Lodge, 4818 N. W.
27th Ave. Call 786-587-5621.

ACLU of Florida hosts a town
hall conversation on voting rights
and changes, Aug. 1, 6-7 p.m.
at West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd., Rm. 159.

conceding he hadn'tI
the controversial R&
would make an ideal
- and told Houston si
they married.
"He did the best he c

. A says of Brown. "He wasn't to
blame for every decision Whit-
ney made. They loved each oth-
er, though the world couldn't
understand it. I couldn't, and I
was on both their sides."
w Rolling Stone contributing
editor Anthony DeCurtis be-
Slieves Whitney could appeal to
Fans who want "to reconnect
with the Whitney they fell in
love with," and to more pruri-
ent types. "There's curiosity."
Winans is on tour promot-
ing his America America, a
,'>N.''' collection of patriotic songs
that Houston encouraged. He
Remembers Houston sassing
him over his decision to cover
The Star-Spangled Banner, as
she had, famously, at the 1991
thought Super Bowl.
6B star "She said, 'You really brave
spouse enough to do that?' And I said,
o before 'Girl, I am not afraid of you.
Your God is my God, so back
can," he up.' And we laughed."


"Mur4 -These Streets"

To whom it may concern my people and I come in peace
As we pay our respects to the victims that died N-these streets
My condolences to the survivors mainly the deceased
Stay with me as I try to get a few points across
Some people will be found, while others remain lost
In memory of the innocent victims, please a moment of silence
Stop the nonsense please kill all the violence
Why we can't have peace-N-the streets
Quit the hatin' end all of the beef
Some people died for playing' games
Too many gone I ain't sayin' no names
My heart goes out the mothers who are left cryin'
I feel your pain baby, I know inside you feel like dyin'
For each day that passes you gotta keep on trying'
People put down your guns and walk away like a man
To give our kids a better life I hope you understand
Sometimes I think I love my people, my people too dam much
At the end of the day I can smile cause I know you've been touched
You feel where I'm coming' from I ain't trying' to preach
Love for other people homey is what I try to teach
Murders in our streets is on the climb
Open your eyes you're walking' in the blind

By 500 degrees The Truth


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Bobby Womack is back, a true soul survivor

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singer shows 'Bravest'face

By Steve Jones

After being hospitalized this
year for pneumonia in March
and a cancer scare in May, soul
singer Bobby Womack is grate-
ful to live to tell the tale. Or in
his case, several tales.
With the release of The Brav-
est Man in the Universe, the
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's
first album of new material in
18 years, he's a font of stories
about his career and how he got
a new lease on his musical life.
The record is a collabora-
tion with British keyboard-
ist Damon Albarn, founder
of the virtual band Gorillaz,
and Richard Russell, owner of
London-based XL Recordings.
Womack says they inspired him
to write songs again after years
of shunning the music busi-
ness for fear of falling back into
old bad habits.
"I know God is in the blessing
business because I'm not sup-
posed to be here," says Womack,
68, who says he's been clean

and sober for nearly 20 years
since beating a cocaine addic-
tion. "There's still a lot for me
to do, and if I can sing some
great music and make people
happy, I've got the best gig in
the world."
Just as he is returning to
the spotlight, so is some of his
most revered work. A 40th an-
niversary edition of his classic
blaxploitation film soundtrack
Across 110th Street is out July
31. The package also includes
two of his biggest albums,
1973's Facts of Life and 1974's
Looking for a Love Again.
The still-vital Across 110th
Street theme was featured in
both Quentin Tarantino's Jack-
ie Brown and Ridley Scott's
American Gangster. It also was
used in HBO's How to Make It
in America.
Other artists often tap into
the Womack songbook. Notably,
If You Think You're Lonely Now
was covered in 1994 by Jode-
ci's K-Ci Hailey. Mariah Carey
referenced that same song in

Bobby Womack sits with dogs Music, left, and Wo. With health and
Womack returns with 'The Bravest Man in the Universe.'

AP photo By Matt Sayles
drug problems behind him,

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2009 Rock Hall induction,
Calvin Richardson recorded
an entire album of his music,
Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby
Though there are echoes of
Womack's past work, Bravest
was mostly written in the stu-
dio by Womack, Albarn, Russell
and Harold Payne, Womack's
longtime songwriting partner.
Womack wrote the title track
35 years ago with Isaac Hayes
and the Memphis Horns, and
was surprised by interest in re-
working it for the album.
"I said, 'Are you kidding me?'
says Womack, who is best
known for such hit songs as
Lookin' for a Love, That's the
Way I Feel About Cha, Wom-
an's Gotta Have It, If You Think
You're Lonely Now, Nobody
Loves You When You're Down
and Out, I Wish He Didn't Trust
Me So Much, Harry Hippie,
You're Welcome, to Stop On By
and Across 110th Street.
"I couldn't believe they picked
that song, but the writing was
so easy for me. I thought it was
Please turn to WOMACK 8D

Hemsley got a piece of the pie, and a place in history

Beloved star of

'The Jeffersons'

was TVpioneer

By Jayme Deerwester

In 1973, All in the Family pa-
triarch Archie Bunker met his
match in George Jefferson, who
was every bit his equal when
it came to being bigoted, rude
and utterly entertaining.
That was thanks to the deft
comic touch of Broadway and
TV veteran Sherman Hemsley,
who died last Tuesday at age
74 at his home in El Paso, his
agent, Todd Frank, said. The El

Paso Sheriff's Department con-
Born in 1938, the South
Philadelphia native served in
the Air Force and paid his way
through drama school by work-
ing at the post office. He kept
that day job even after moving
to New York to pursue acting
Hemsley was starring in the
early '70s musical Purlie when
All in the Family producer Nor-
man Lear handpicked him to
play the Bunkers' next-door
neighbor in working-class
Queens, N.Y. You could say
George Jefferson's reputation
preceded him he was men-
tioned as early as 1971 but


GEORGE AND WEEZY: Sherman Hemsley and Isabel Sanford
starred in The Jeffersons, groundbreaking sitcom and a big rat-
ings success for CBS in the 1970s. Hemsley dies last Thursday of
natural causes.

Family fans never saw him,
the explanation being that he
wouldn't even step foot in his
racist neighbor's house until
Hemsley finished his theatri-
cal run and formally joined the
cast in 1973.
After much bickering and
name-calling George loved
to call Archie a "honky" the
two men began to change each
other's attitudes about race,
and viewers got to see life from
the point of view of George,
an entrepreneur with his own
dry-cleaning shops, and his
wife, "Weezy" (Isabel Sanford).
In 1975, they "moved on up to
the East Side" in their spinoff,
The Jeffersons. In addition to

seeing an affluent black couple
with their own maid (Marla
Gibbs), Jeffersons fans were in-
troduced to another TV first: a
mixed-race couple in Tom and
Helen Willis (Franklin Cover
and Roxie Roker).
The Jeffersons ran for 11 sea-
sons and garnered Hemsley an
Emmy nomination for lead ac-
tor in a comedy in 1984. He re-
turned to sitcom life two years
later with NBC's Amen, in
which he led an African-Amer-
ican cast as scheming Philly
preacher Deacon Ernest Frye.
When Amen wrapped in
1991, Hemsley lent his voice to
the animated series Dinosaurs.
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Robert Cray Band, Angle Stone, Nelly

By Steve Jones I ,. .

The Robert Cray Band's
Won't Be Coming Home, a stir-
ring track from the upcoming
Nothin' But Love album, is our
pick of the week. On Home,
the blues guitar great comes
to grips with the fact that his
woman is gone for good as he
stands watching her taillights
disappear in the distance.

10 intriguing tracks found
during the week's listening:
That's Still Mama, Cody
The guitarist chastises a
wayward son for disrespecting
his mother, who continues to
offer her support.
Madness, Aaron Camper
Grammy-nominated R&B
singer/songwriter is going cra-
zy over a woman whom he can't
seem to get out of his mind.
Believe in Us, Mint Condition
The veteran R&B band deliv-
ers a silky love ballad from its
upcoming eighth album, The
Speed of Life.
Do What U Gotta Do, Angle
Stone encourages listeners
to stand strong in the face of

'Nothin' But Love' for blues guitarist Robert Cray on new

tough times on this single from
her upcoming Rich Girl.
Liquid Swords, GZA
RZA-produced title track
from Wu Tang Clan Genius'
just reissued 1995 masterpiece,
which comes with a chess set.
Keep It Politics, Raekwon
Wu Tang Clan Chef's story-
telling skills propel this track
from the indie documentary
Closed Sessions Vol. 2.
Get Up Stand Up, Public En-
emy featuring Brother Ali
The still-incendiary band
unleashes a fist-raising ac-
tion call from Most of My He-
roes Still Don't Appear on No

The Blues, Tito Lopez
Up-and-coming Mississippi
rapper rhymes about all the
stress in his life on this Orga-
nized Noize-produced track.
The Recipe, Kendrick-Lamar
featuring Dr. Dre
The natural pleasures of
sunny California are extolled
on this mesmerizing track
from Lamar's upcoming debut.
Batter Up, Nelly
R.I.P. Sherman Hemsley,
who danced in the video for
2001 song that used The Jef-
fersons theme lyrics in the

Rihanna snags MTV award nominations

By Ann Oldenburg

The MTV VMA nominations
have been announced
Last year's big winner Katy p
Perry isn't far behind, with four
nominations. Kanye West and L,
Justin Bieber are among the
double nominees. Chris Brown
will go up against Drake,
Bieber, Usher and Frank Ocean G
in the best male video category. -
Rihanna has two chances to
win for video of the year; she's
nominated both for her hit We
Found Love and for her duet
with Drake on Take Care. Oth- Rihanna performs on stage at the Radio One Hackney Mu-
ers in the category include Katy sic Festival in Hackney marshes, east London on June 24.
Perry for Wide Awake; Gotye including video of the year, best Angeles on Sept. 6, and will
for Somebody That I Used To new artist and more by visiting feature performances from Ali-
Know; and M.I.A. for Bad Girls. cia Keys and One Direction, up
Starting today, viewers can Winners will be announced at for best pop video for their hit
vote for general VMA categories, the show, airing live from Los What Makes You Beautiful.





FAMU researcher receives 35.OM grant

Dr. Soliman to

lead study on

impact of cancer

among Blacks
National Institutes of Health
(NIH) has awarded Florida
A&M University [FAMU] Col-
lege of Pharmacy and Phar-
maceutical Sciences a major
grant from the National Insti-
tute on Minority Health and
Health Disparities [NIMHD].
The grant, "Center of Excel-
lence for Cancer Research,
Training and Community
Service (COE-CRTCS)," was
awarded to distinguished
researcher and principal in-
vestigator Karam Soliman.
"When you do research,
you have to believe that your
contribution will last forever
and that its influence never
ceases," Soliman said.
The total amount of the
award is $5,626,785 for five
years. In addition, FAMU
will receive $1,477,585 for
five years as indirect cost.
The overall goal and objec-
tive of the grant will fund the
development of innovative
cancer research to address
some of the most significant
health consequences affect-
ing minority and socioeco-
nomically disadvantaged
populations. Specifically, the
research funded by this grant
will address novel approaches
for treating and preventing
breast and lung cancer and
promote minority health.
"I want to thank Dr. Karam
Soliman and his research
team for securing this grant,"
said Interim President Larry
Robinson. "This research

initiative provides the oppor-
tunity to faculty and students
to apply their expertise to
address health issues that
impact citizens in Florida and
throughout the nation. It
does this by working directly
with members of communities
disproportionately impacted

to Ph.D. students from health
disparity populations and
engage in health promotion
and health information dis-
semination activities through
established partnerships with
community-based organiza-
tions in the area of cancer.
health literacy and knowledge

wood (Pharmacy), Saleh
Rahman and Cynthia M.
Harris (Public Health), Deana
Burney (Psychology), Selina
Darling-Reed (Pharmacy),
Hernan Flores Rozas (Phar-
macy) and Miaisha Mitchell
(Front Porch Program, Talla-

FAMU SUCCESS: Karam Soliman (at podium) explained the significant of the grant awarded to
FAMU and is joined by Michael Thompson (I-r), dean of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceu-
tical Sciences; Larry Robinson, interim president; Ken Redda, acting vice president for Research;
and Rufus Montgomery, member of the Board of Trustees.

by breast and lung cancer."
This award will provide
FAMU with the support
needed to conduct indepen-
dent research, provide re-
search-training opportunities

of health disparities.
Other members of the
research team include the
following: Mandip Sachdeva
(Pharmacy), Carl Goodman
(Pharmacy), John Cooper-

It's back-to-school bargain time

Parents have

plenty of offers

to pick from

By Oliver St. John

Retailers this back-to-school
shopping season are willing
to offer anything from free flu
shots to cheap glue sticks to
lure customers.
The largest shopping season
next to the Christmas holidays
is already in full swing, and re-
tailers are hoping to get a piece
of the $83.8 billion windfall
projected by the National Re-
tail Federation, or NRF.
Everyone from Staples to
Target to Walmart is rolling out
huge lines of new promotions
to fill kids' backpacks with
everything from 88-cent rub-
ber band balls to new Google
Nexus tablets.
Retailers want to hook con-
sumers before anxiety over the
economy worsens, say market-
ing gurus.
"If there's money out there to
be had, they feel like they need
to get it now in case months
from now people aren't feel-
ing so fabulous," says Wendy
Liebmann, CEO of consulting
group WSL Strategic Retail.
Parents are planning to
spend more than ever on back-
to-school products this year,
according to NRF, a sharp

Retailers are launching back to school promotions as students
and parents prepare for the start of the school year.

turnaround from last year's
belt-tightening. Average elec-
tronics budgets are at an all-
time high at $217.88, and a re-
cord 39.6 percent of shoppers
plan to find their deals online.
Some summer savings in-
Binder buyback. At Sta-
ples, kids can exchange last
year's Dumpster-ready binders
for a $2 discount on new ones
as part of Staples Recycle a
Binder and Save program.
88-cent deals. Walmart
launched an 88-cent section
aimed at both teachers and
students, boasting a broad
range of school supplies from
jumbo paperclips to rubber
band balls.

"This is an all-new pro-
gram, and a large majority of
these products are new for this
year," says Danit Marquardt,
communications director for
'Tis the season. Seasonal
aisles at CVS will be piled high
with school supplies. Partici-
pants in the ExtraCare pro-
gram can get ExtraBucks back
on Caliber and select Mead
and Crayola products.
Out sick? Members of
Kmart's Shop Your Way pro-
gram who spend over $100
on select purchases will get
Speedway gas discounts and
free flu shots to help get their
kids back to school and keep
them there.

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Law school grads face grim job market


By Ju'lia Samuels

Recent reports from the
American Bar Association
[ABA] are serving as proof
that the grim effects of the
current job market are seep-
ing into the cracks of every
career field including the
law profession. But despite
the decreased number of jobs,
lawyers are encouraging law
students to stay positive and
to develop a new approach.
"Honestly, no career is
immune to the downward
economic spiral," said State
Representative and attorney
Cynthia Stafford. "I would en-
courage law students to begin
the preliminary job applica-
tion process while they are
still in school."
According to new data
released from the ABA, 55
percent of the class of 2011
had found full-time perma-


nent jobs working as lawyers
within nine of graduating.
In 2010, that number was
68.8 percent according to the
National Association for Legal
Career Professionals. Its been
1994 since these rates have
been so low.
While there is no debating
the arduous and competitive
nature of law school, lawyers
are advising that law students
begin taking on projects in
school that will set them apart
from other applicants.

"Many firms offer jobs to
those who intern with them
- I interned with the State At-
torney's Office and was hired
shortly thereafter," said Olan-
ike Adebayo, assistant state
Attorney, M-DC.
"I thank God that I was able
to translate my internship into
a job," Stafford continued.


Although the current state
of the economy appears to be
the number one culprit, there
are still other negative ele-
ments afoot in the matter.
"Law students are paying
a lot of money for school and
cannot afford to accept a low
paying law position in order to
pay back their loans," Adebayo
The cost of law school mixed
with the allure of South
Florida culture have made
the scarcity of jobs a deepen-
ing thorn in recent law school
graduates' sides.
"A lot of people want to come
to South Florida because
there is an abundance of law
firms, but on the other hand
you have three times as many
law schools."
While it seems as if there
are countless elements con-
tributing to the today's econo-
my, practicing lawyers believe
that there are still numer-


ous mediums that students
can use to one day land that
dream job. Old-fashioned
networking is as essential as
ever, according to Stafford.
"I would encourage students
to join professional organiza-
tions and to take advantage of
clinics, as well," she said. "It's
just important to understand
that every profession has been
influenced by this economy."
What it all seems to boil
down to, like most professions,
is patience.
"It's important to just be pa-
tient," said Kymberlee Curry
Smith, founder of Kymberlee
Curry Smith P.A. "Everyone's
kind of struggling right now.
[Still,] law school graduates
are well-equipped to do other
things. They have the skill
set, the communication skills
and the analytical skills that
can help them find something
else until a position at a firm
opens up."

Businesses use gaming

principles in marketing

By Mike Snider

Small businesses are us-
ing technology to help them
operate more efficiently and
cost-effectively in an in-
creasingly competitive envi-
In the high-stakes, $5 bil-
lion-plus potato chip mar-
ket, up-and-comer Popchips
can't begin to compete with
a giant such as Frito-Lay
when it comes to money for
advertising and marketing
its "never fried, never baked"
potato chips.
So San Francisco-based
Popchips hit on a smart way
for it to grab a larger helping
of the potato chip business:
video games.
The fledgling four-year-
old snack maker teamed up
with another San Francisco-
based start-up, smartphone
app company Kiip, which
inserts real-world prizes -

Corporations, small and large, have begun adopting
game principles to do business.

virtual coupons redeemable
for free bags of Popchips, in
this case into hundreds of

mobile games.
Corporations, small and
large, have begun adopting

game principles to do busi-
ness. The theory: Using fun
game-like features such as
leaderboards and achieve-
ments can produce more ef-
ficient employees and more
satisfied customers.
Business spending on
what has become known as
"gamification" will increase
from an estimated $242 mil-
lion this year to $2.8 billion
in 2016, predicts M2 Re-
search, an Encinitas, Calif.-
based technology research
firm. And many small busi-
nesses, as well as 70 percent
of the top 2,000 global orga-
nizations, will use "gamified"
applications for marketing,
employee performance and
training, and health care
by 2014, projects technology
research firm Gartner.
Kiip's program fit into Pop-
chips' grass-roots under-
dog marketing approach for
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SOnline sales tax is coming
Online sales tax is coming

By Laura Saunders

Are you looking to dodge state
sales tax on an online purchase?
Better place the order now. Make
no mistake: Most Americans are
skirting this tax. Each of the 45
states with a sales tax imposes an
equal "use tax" on items bought
out of state and brought back
home, so as to protect their own
merchants. But most taxpayers
don't pay, because the retailer isn't
required to collect it.

Without a way to collect, states
figure they are losing more than
$20 billion a year, according to es-
timates by Streamlined Sales Tax,
a Nashville-based advocacy group.
Earlier this week The Wall Street
Journal reported a change in the
politics surrounding this issue.
Hungry for a share of the lost dol-
lars, some governors have dropped
opposition to a federal law allow-
ing collections, and now bills with
broad bipartisan support are
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Gas prices


By Chris Woodyard

After falling for months, gasoline
prices are on the rise, topping an aver-
age of $3.50 gallon for self-serve regu-
lar across the nation. It was the fourth
week of increases.
A gallon of regular now sells for
$3.508 a gallon, up a penny from
$3.494 a gallon in the Energy Informa-
tion Administration's latest survey. At
least it's down 20 cents a gallon from a
year ago.
This year, gas prices steadily rose to
an average high that almost touched
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gas station on July 12 in San Francisco.

Unemployment claims drop

Durable goods

orders weak
number of Americans apply-
ing for unemployment benefits
dropped by 35,000 last week,
but the numbers were skewed
by seasonal factors.
The Labor Department says
applications fell to a seasonally
adjusted 353,000, down from a
revised 388,000 the previous
week. It was the biggest drop
since February 2011.
The four-week average, a
less volatile measure, declined
8,750 to 367,250, lowest since
the end of March.
Economists view the recent

numbers with skepticism, not-
ing that the government strug-
gles to adjust claims figures to
reflect temporary summer lay-
offs in the auto industry. Many
automakers are foregoing the
typical shutdowns because
stronger sales have kept plants
When applications are con-
sistently below 375,000, it typi-
cally suggests hiring is strong
enough to lower the unemploy-
ment rate.
A second report said that
business cut back orders for
long-lasting U.S. factory goods
last month, outside aircraft and
other transportation equip-
ment. That suggests the slug-
gish economy is weakening

The Commerce Department
says orders for durable goods
rose a seasonally adjusted 1.6
percent in June. That matched
May's increase.
But excluding transportation
equipment, orders actually fell
1.1 percent, third drop in four
months. Durable goods are
products meant to last three
years, such as steel, autos and
Orders for so-called core cap-
ital goods, a measure of busi-
ness investment plans, fell 1.4
percent. That's the second drop
in three months and indicates
companies are growing more
cautious about spending as the
economic outlook darkens.

Blacks and home ownership: Afading oftheAmerican Dream

By William Reed
NNPA Columnist

Are you middle-class? One
way to know this for sure is
through homeownership.
Unfortunately, for many
Blacks, the American Dream
of homeownership is quickly
fading. Among racial demo-
graphic groups, European
Americans have the highest
homeownership rate, while
African Americans have the
lowest. After peaking at 50

percent in 2006, the African-
American homeownership
rate has fallen to 44.8 percent.
By comparison, the homeown-
ership rate for Whites is 74.1
percent, and the national rate
currently stands at 66.4 per-
Right now, the outlook for
Black homeownership isn't
good. The Center for Respon-
sible Lending calculates that
about 11 percent of Black ho-
meowners are in some stage
of foreclosure, and that by the

end of 2012, 1.1 mil-
lion Black families will /
lose their homes.
It's the same old
story when it comes .
to class, race and
wealth. And Pew Re-
search analysis in-
dicates that when
the housing market
bubble burst in 2006
and the recession fol-
lowed in late 2007 to
mid-2009, it took a far greater
toll on the wealth of minori-

.., ties than whites.
Sadly, the alarm-
ingly low number
of Black homeown-
ers is likely to dip
L ; further. You may
want to pull your
Congressional rep-
resentatives' coat
regarding your
concerns about
legislation called,
REED the Qualified Resi-
dential Mortgage Rule or
QRM, that can make it tough-

er to get loans by requiring all
prospective homeowners to
put at least 20 percent down
when purchasing a property.
The new requirement could
make homeownership as we
know it a thing of the past.
The higher down payments
could exclude 75 percent of
Blacks from obtaining a fairly
priced mortgage. A series of
ongoing challenges from the
banking industry continues to
erode Black homeownership.
As the collapse of the hous-

ing market lingers, Blacks
are being disproportionately
impacted by bank lending
practices, including stricter
credit score requirements, a
severe decline in loans made
to Blacks, and predatory lend-
ing that has made it difficult
for Black homeowners with
costly subprime loans to swap
out of those mortgages and ex-
change them for more afford-
able home loans.
The sky hasn't fallen yet, but
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The KeyFolo '
Expert case
transforms youLr
iPad into a lap-
top, improving
on Apple's own
Smart Cover. A

iPad, keyboard with style

In the end, we loved the Keyfolio Expert. It's absolute-
ly worth the $99.99. The keyboard is smooth and ef-
fective. The cover looks sharp and professional. You'll
need to put in a little elbow grease to keep it clean,
buti that's no different from Apple's official Smart
LCover. We give the Keyfolio Expert 4 out of 5 stars.

By Michael Gray pert for iPad not only provides
you with a convenient key-
The iPad does a lot more board, but it also serves double
than play video games or duty as a case and an iPad
stream movies. It's an incred- stand. Let's talk about how
ibly portable device for trading the KeyFolio performs when
emails and getting some work you wrap it all together. The
done while you're on the go. KeyFolio Expert connects to
Of course, if you need to do your iPad through Bluetooth,
any serious writing on your so you won't need to carry any
iPad, you'll end up needing a extra cables or wires around
keyboard. It's not that the on- with you.

screen keyboard doesn't work
well; it's just that banging
away at that unyielding glass
screen will eventually take a
toll on your fingertips. For long
sessions of writing, communi-
cation, and plain old work, a
traditional, laptop-style key-
board can't be beat.
The Kensington KeyFolio Ex-

The KeyFolio Expert feels
like a spiritual, if not lit-
eral, successor to Apple's own
Smart Cover. Most of the case
is made from black microfiber,
smooth and soft to the touch

with a textured, attractive ap-
pearance. That's good. When
closed, the KeyFolio Expert
wraps entirely around your
iPad, protecting it from floating
dust and accidental dings and
The downside is that the
microfiber material does
exactly what microfiber does
best it collects dust and
specks like a magnet. When
I used the KeyFolio Expert
in sunlight, I could literally
watch dust motes leap across
the room to land on the cover.
Any time you use the KeyFolio
Expert on a dusty table, you're
likely to pick up little bits and
specks from the table surface.
To be fair, the KeyFolio Expert
shares this problem Apple's

Smart Cover. Thankfully, it
doesn't take much work to re-
move dust from the KeyFolio.

The KeyFolio Expert enjoys
the same fold-and-customize
style of iPad stand as the
Smart Cover. Folding the
segmented cover allows you
to adjust the stand to your
own perfect angle. In fact, the
KeyFolio Expert is so good at
this, your iPad quickly ends up
feeling like a miniature laptop.
That feeling is so strong that I
found myself regularly look-
ing for a trackpad around the
keyboard. Of course, the iPad
doesn't have one, but I still ap-
preciate the effectiveness of the

layout. You will probably use
the case most often as a busi-
ness tool when writing, but the
folding cover is equally good as
a media stand. You can really
get the iPad to any angle you
Ultimately, you buy an
accessory like this for the
keyboard, and the KeyFolio's
keyboard itself is packed with
features and shortcut keys.
The keyboard is the appropri-
ate size for an iPad, so it's
about the same width as the
keyboard you would find on
a netbook. If you're picking
up the KeyFolio Expert as an
upgrade from writing on a net-
book, you might find the extra
room a luxury. If you're ac-
customed to the keyboard of a

full-sized laptop, the KeyFolio
Expert will take some getting
used to.
Key presses are satisfying.
The keyboard provides enough
of an audible click to please
fans of mechanical keyboards
and enough motion to convey
that good old keyboard feeling.
After spending some time with
the keyboard, typing feels as
natural and intuitive as on any
laptop keyboard. The controls
are plenty intuitive, and it
won't take you much time at
all to navigate your iPad using
the keyboard.
When you fold up the KeyFo-
lio Expert, the keyboard folds
up against the iPad's screen.
The keyboard is plastic, so it's
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You'll need some

special gear if you

want to take under-

water camera shots.


By Deborah Porterfield

This weekly roundup takes a
look at the practical and some-
times quirky aspects of tech
The water looks inviting. So
does the view. What to do? With
Pentax's sporty digital camera,
you can capture the scene from
the beach or underwater. De-
signed for outdoor adventures,
the rugged Optio WG-2 cam-
era can be taken to depths of
40 feet in the water, can with-
stand temperatures as cold
as 14 degrees Fahrenheit and
can handle the shock of being
dropped from five feet. The only


downside to the camera's air-
tight body is that unlocking the
battery and memory card com-
partment takes a bit more effort
than a typical camera requires.
The effort, however, is worth
it once you start snapping pic-
tures: Compact enough to use
with one hand, the camera
makes it easy to snap vivid pic-
tures while underwater. Capa-
ble of recording 1080p video at
30 frames per second, the cam-
era also can capture fast-paced
action, making it a good choice
for shooting a teen's basketball
When taking pictures in dim-
ly lit areas, the camera's auto

)lays tough

i the water
focus lamp makes it easier to
focus on the subject. Plus, its
Handheld Night Snap mode
eliminates the usual nighttime
blur by creating a single com-
posite image from four images
of the same scene.
Equipped with an internal 5x
optical zoom, the Optio WG-2
also includes a 3-inch LCD
screen with an anti-reflective
coating on its protective cover
and six macro LED lights that
can illuminate macro shots
as close as 1 cm. Available in
black and red, the camera costs
about $300. A version with
built-in GPS technology, the
Optio WG-2 GPS, is available in
orange and white for $350.

A waterproof case is fine until
the kayak tips over and the case
along with your pricey phone -
sinks to the bottom. LifeProof's
solution? A lifejacket that keeps
its waterproof case and your
phone afloat. Designed for the
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How your phone gets location-confused

By Rob Pegoraro

Question: What
keeps my phone
from figuring out
my location? I find myself
walking in one way, see-
ing the little blue dot jump
in the other direction and
then realizing I was going
the wrong way.
answer: Smartphones
can draw on and
combine three differ-
ent sources to determine
their position.
The oldest and least ac-
curate method is to lean on
the cellular network: Mlea-
sure the strength of avail-
able signals, then match
them with a database of
towers. (Android users can
see what some of this data
looks like using a free app

called Antennas.)
This works quickly
and on ordinary "feature
phones" thanks in part
to a Federal Communica-
tions Commission require-
ment that wireless carri-
ers provide the location of
people calling 911 but it
Sometimes it seems your
phone can get confused
about your location.
may not pin your location
down to within more than
a quarter-mile.
Wi-Fi-based location
works on the same basic
principles, but the shorter
range of Wi-Fi signals al-
lows for more precise detec-
tion. In urban areas, it can
be accurate to within a few
dozen feet.

But Wi-Fi detection needs
a timely database of access
points, gathered through
painstaking measurement
by companies like Google
and Boston-based Skyhook
Wireless. Old data and mo-
mentary glitches can yield
amusing results: I had
an Android phone alter-
nately insist that I wvas in
Las Vegas and then Santa
Monica when I was sitting
in San Francisco's Moscone
West convention center at
Google s I/O developer con-
ference last month.
(I can only guess that
some Wi-Fi routers rented
for the occasion had earlier
resided in those locations.)
The government-run
Global Positioning System
provides the most accurate
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Websites: Ease kids back into school mode

By Jinny Gudmundsen

'Summer slide" is a
term used to describe how
some kids forget what they
learned in school over the
summer vacation break.
For families looking to add
a little learning back into
their kids lives before they
head back to school, here
are two free websites that
can help.
This site is a fabulous
portal to some of the best
free educational games,
activities, simulations and
videos on the web for kids.
Kids can access over a
thousand digital materi-
als presented to them by
age and/or subject mat-
ter. Instead of having to
search the web for the best
free content, kids just visit
PowerMyLearning. The site
sorts the content by grades
(K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12)

and by subject matter bro-
ken into math, language
arts. science, art &. music,
computer programming,
using technology and Your
Al the digital materials
found on PowerMyLearn-
ing have been carefully
selected by CFY, a national
non-profit that works with
more than 100 high-pov-
erty schools to provide free
computers to the homes
of all of the sixth graders
in those schools. CFY has
great expertise in select-
ing quality educational
resources because of its
partnerships with schools
and media developers.
They have been finding
these quality materials
for the last decade as part
of their program of giving
out free broadband-ready
computers that are loaded
with educational software.

CFY has gotten a lot of
feedback on their materials
as they train the kids, their
parents and the teachers
on the benefits using com-
puters and digital learning
resources for educational
Before being able to use
the site, kids must register;
and if under age 13, they
must provide an email for
their parent or guardian.
A parent can also sign up;
and when they do, the site
can provide usage reports
so parents can see what
kind of things their kids
are exploring. By knowing
the kinds of games their
kids are playing, parents
can better engage their
kids in conversations about
those learning games.
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Games personalize mobile advertising Just keep your hope alive

continued from 7D

its chips, says Brian
Pope, Popchips' se-
nior vice president of
marketing. "We will
get a lot more mileage
and impact out of our
limited dollars than
doing a lot of mass
communication," Pope
The rewards pop up
when a high score is
set or a level is beaten.
Rewarding a player
with a freebie when
they're already happy,
without interrupting
the game, can cement
customer loyalty, says
Kiip CEO Brian Wong.
"That is very power-
Privately held Pop-
chips has seen its
sales rise 40 percent
this year, according to
SymphonylRI Group,
a Chicago-based mar-

ket research firm, and
its 2012 sales could
top $100 million.
Kiip and Popchips
are using games as
a way to personal-
ize mobile advertising
and overcome user
resistance to ads on
their smartphones
and tablet computers.
The market for mobile
ads is expected to ex-
plode, soaring from an
estimated $2.6 billion
this year to $10.8 bil-
lion in 2016, accord-
ing to research firm
Small businesses
can exploit the loca-
tion-based nature of
mobile apps to their
advantage, says Lars
Leckie, a managing
director at Hummer
Winblad Venture Part-
ners, which invested
nearly $4 million in
Kiip last year. "Small
businesses can actu-

with out-of-state ad-
dresses to avoid state
sales tax on big-ticket
Stung by what they
see as unfair com-
petition, bricks-and-
mortar retailers are
supporting efforts to
change the law. "On-
line and mail-order

ally interact with you
in ways that would not
have made sense in
the desktop world," he
Small businesses
might have more to
gain from gamification
than big corporations,
because the technol-
ogy can help small
companies stand out,
says Doug Palmer of
Deloitte Consulting,
which lists gamifica-
tion among its Top 10
Technology Trends for
2012. "A small tech
company not using
gamification might
find themselves in
a minority," Palmer

Some ways that
small businesses can
employ gamification
tactics to their com-

spokesman for the Re-
tail Industry Leaders
Association, which in-
cludes nine of the 10
largest merchants.
Even giant e-tailer
Amazon, the target of
legislation on sales-
tax collection in more
than half a dozen
states, supports a

Worker produc-
tivity. The goal of
Objective Logis tics'
Muse platform is to
develop "a healthy
competition among
staff to get better
with their skills and
attitude," says CEO
Philip Beauregard.
"We aren't interested
in monetizing smiles.
We're interested in
creating a fun, mo-
tivated working en-
vironment. A happy
teammate is a pro-
ductive teammate."
Customer loyalty.
Rewarding custom-
ers for going online
to share information
about new products
and special deals "is
one way a small com-
pany can use gamifi-
cation to increase its
revenues and cus-
tomer lifetime value,"
says Doug Palmer of
Deloitte Consulting

ness world-wide.
Still, issues remain.
The biggest: what the
threshold for requir-
ing sales-tax collec-
tion will be. The Sen-
ate versions of the
bill draw the line at
$500,000, while the
leading House bill
says $1 million a

LLP. "Small business-
es may also choose to
build an online ex-
perience where their
entire product, ser-
vice, or experience is
gamified. These tech-
niques drive adoption
of the product and
the ultimate growth
of the company."
Achieving stra-
tegic goals. First,
decide what strategic
targets you want to
set for your business,
says Wanda Meloni
of M2 Resarch. Goals
can include engage-
ment (which can be
measured by page
views, unique visits,
time on site), viral-
ity (sharing, social
communications) and
monetization (con-
version rates, virtual
goods, registrations).
"Each strategy will
have different priori-
ties," she says.

You won't dodge taxes by dodging malls

continued from 7D

pending in both houses
of Congress. Because
they don't cost Uncle
Sam much revenue,
experts say the bills
could move quickly.
"The sponsors hope
a bill will pass this
year," says Scott Pe-
terson, director of
Streamlined Sales
Tax. He says almost
two dozen states
could have collections
up and running with-
in 90 days of a federal
law change, while it
might take others six
months or longer. The
bill's sponsors want
the states to get that
If the law changes,
it will end a contro-
versy bedeviling fed-
eral courts since the
1930s. In the last ma-
jor go-round Quill
Corp. v. North Dakota
in 1992 the Su-
preme Court refused
to impose collections
on out-of-state cus-
tomers, citing a 1967
decision relying on
due-process and in-
arguments. But the
Quill decision also
reminded Congress
it had the power to
change the law, and
now it might do so.
Meanwhile, states
have tried to claw

back tax. In the
1980s, New York rev-
enue officers raided
a high-end jewelry
store that was en-
abling customers

retailers should col-
lect sales tax at the
point of purchase,
too, so there will be
a level playing field,"
says Jason Brewer, a

change in federal law.
A company spokes-
man says it collects
sales tax in "more
than half" the areas
where it does busi-

gap likely to cause
Whatever the
threshold, it is likely
to exclude thousands
of smaller retailers ac-
tive on platforms such
as Amazon, eBay, and
Etsy whose customers
are ignoring current
States already are
trying to get tough
with some of these. In
2010 Colorado passed
a law requiring out-
of-state sellers with
more than $100,000
of sales to Colorado
residents to inform
the buyers they owe
use tax, and levied a
$5-per-violation pen-
alty on sellers who

continued from 7D

a recent Pew Research
Center analysis found
that after years of
prosperity, homeown-
ership rates among
Black Americans have
plummeted to their low-
est levels in 16 years.
Unemployment has
reached levels not seen
since the 1980s. And,
current and prospec-
tive Black homeowners
are being hurt by high
levels of unemploy-
ment. The jobless rate

for Blacks now tops 16
percent nationwide. It's
obviously tough to buy
or refinance a home -
much less save it from
foreclosure if you don't
have a steady paycheck.
Two Black titans in real
estate have survived
the recent real estate
downturns in grand
style. The grandson of
a hotel doorman, Don
Peebles is worth $350
million and runs one
of the country's larg-
est minority-owned
real estate development
companies. Peebles

Corporation's portfolio
includes hotels, apart-
ments and office space
in Miami Beach and
Washington, D.C. Quin-
tin E. Primo III is a min-
ister's son that grew up
in Chicago. He earned
his MBA at Harvard in
1979 and took a job in
Citicorp's real estate
lending division. Primo
founded Capri Capital
in 1992 and achieved
initial success extend-
ing mezzanine loans to
small borrowers that
larger firms neglected
to serve.

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something I had lost
over the years. It has
to come from your
One song that's close
to his heart is Day-
glo Reflection, which
samples a monologue
by his mentor soul
great Sam Cooke-
and features Lana Del
Rey, who was about
to board a flight when
Albarn called asking

her to appear on the
"They told me in the
studio that my mother
was near death and
that I should take
three days or so off,"
Womack says. "I told
them my mom would
want me recording
because the spirit is
there. She would say,
'Don't walk out of that
studio. Do what you do
best.'" (Naomi Womack
died in December at
age 91 while he was

working on the album.)
Albarn is a longtime
admirer of Womack's
music and they in-
tially connected when
Albarn invited him to
work on Gorillaz's 2010
album, Plastic Beach.
He was featured on two
songs -Stylo with Mos
Def and Cloud of Un-
knowing- and spent
three months touring
with the band. He says
he felt rejuvenated be-
cause the tour was
drug-free and he felt at

ease around the band,
whom he'd never heard
of before their associa-
"They asked if I was
hip to the group, and
I said, 'No, but I do
remember The Mon-
kees,' he says. "They
laughed. But you could
have never told me that
a group called Gorillaz
would come along and
turn my whole world
"I walked away
from the business. If I

walked into a restau-
rant and saw some-
body that looked like a
musician, I would walk
back out. They were ei-
ther going to turn me
back onto drugs or
they were going to ask
what I was doing, and I
would have to lie."
The Cleveland native
is the third brother
of five born to a Bap-
tist church organist
and a minister/musi-
cian. Bobby's father,
Friendly Womack, was

Look smarter pad just screams "professional"

cotninued from 8D

not terribly likely to
scratch the iPad, but
any oil from your fin-
gers left on the key-
board can transfer
to the iPad. It doesn't
take much to keep the
iPad screen clean, but
that's still a factor you
should keep in mind.
In terms of battery
life, we used the Key-

Folio Expert for about
a week on a single
charge, performing
a normal round of
tasks each day. We
went about 2 weeks
without needing a re-
charge. Your personal
mileage will vary, but
you really shouldn't
have any problem
with the battery at
all. Since the KeyFolio
Expert recharges via
a microUSB cable, it

couldn't be more con-

While anyone could
get use out of the Key-
Folio Expert case and
cover, this accessory
really excels for stu-
dents or as a busi-
ness case. The black
microfiber cover just
screams "professional"
- it's so reminiscent
of a business portfolio

that the case would
look at home in any
business meeting. The
combination of the
iPad and keyboard
looks incredibly smart,
which is a huge bonus
to the convenient key-
The Keyfolio Expert
suffers from a com-
mon flaw of many case
and keyboard combos:
You have to remove the
iPad from the case to

use it one-handed. If
you want to curl up
on the couch with the
iPad, you'll need to
pop the iPad out of the
case. It's just a little
too big to allow com-
fortable, one-handed
use of your tablet.
Still, all things being
relative, that's not a
big deal getting the
iPad out of the KeyFo-
lio Expert only takes a

Online activities help learning via social media

continued from 8D

and videos. They can
also weigh in on how
good something is by
voting on the material
that they just played.
And if they like an ac-
tivity, the site offers up
suggestions for others
that are similar.
Some of the gems I
found included Starfall
ABCs, an activity that

helps preschoolers and
kindergartners learn
letter-sound relation-
ships. Elementary kids
in grades 3 and above
might enjoy checking
out Wacky Web Tales.
This Mad-Lib-type
activity has you fill-
ing out a list of words
where specific parts of
speech are requested
("a singular noun" or
"an adjective"), and
then it creates a' fun-

ny story using your
words. A suggested re-
lated activity is Poetry
Splatter, a fun color-
coordinated way to
drag words into a po-
etry format.
For older kids, Pow-
erMyLearning con-
nects them to the
Google Art Project, a
powerful online art
experience where kids
can view famous art
from around the world.

Pump more gas and money

continued from 7D

$4 a gallon across
the country and in
many places, exceeded
it. Prices then tumbled
to $3.356 a gallon on
July 2 in the weekly

government survey.
Gas prices typically
rise in the summer
due to increased de-
mand due to vacation
The cheapest re-
gion in the survey was
again the lower At-

lantic, where gas was
$3.403 a gallon. The
Gulf Coast was right
behind at $3.466 a gal-
lon. Those who miss
paying a lot for gas can
go to California, where
gas averages $3.802 in
the latest survey.

A floating camera wonder

continued from 8D

iPhone 4/4S, Life-
Proof's slim plastic
case protects your
phone from water
while providing access
to your phone's func-
tions. The LifeProof
iPhone 4/4S case costs
$80. The buoyant Life-
Jacket Float, which fits
around the case, costs
$40. Like the case,
the LifeJacket Float
provides access to the
phone's key functions.
Priced at $40, it comes
with a lanyard and a
wrist strap.

Want to take your
phone to the beach
but don't plan to take
it in the water? Brack-
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can keep your phone,
as well as tablets and
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sand, dust and mois-
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you access to their
controls. The wraps
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for tablets and read-
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Give me directions?

continued from 8D

results. Ever since
President Clinton in-
structed the Defense
Department to turn
off a "Selective Avail-
ability" limit on the
accuracy provided to
civilian users, GPS
has been able to locate
objects within feet.
But it can take time
to do this. With a con-
stellation of GPS sat-
ellites in overlapping
orbits about 12,600
miles up broadcasting
signals down to Earth,
at least four should be
visible to a GPS re-
ceiver but that de-
vice often won't detect
all of their signals at
Smartphones avoid
this delay by combin-
ing network and Wi-

Fi data to speed up
GPS acquisition, but
other gadgets may
not get any such help.
I realized how slow
unassisted GPS can
be when I tried a few
GPS-equipped cam-
eras last summer and
saw them require a few
minutes to compute
their whereabouts.
With all that in
mind, if your phone
seems confused about
your location, one op-
tion is to step outside
and wait a couple of
minutes. Another is
to look at the nearest
street sign or land-
mark, then open the
phone's maps app and
scroll around until
you see that waypoint
Or you could, you
know, ask somebody
for directions.

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surprised by the boy's
guitar-playing talent
and the musical skills
of his other sons, and
they eventually be-
gan performing as the
Womack Brothers.
The siblings were
discovered in 1956
by Cooke, who signed
them to his SAR Re-
cords label four years

later when Womack
was 16. They changed
their name to The Val-
entinos and had their
first hit, Lookin' for a
Love (Womack would
re-record it a dozen
years later), in 1962.
Two years later, the
group's next hit It's
All Over Now proved a
turning point for the

budding songwriter.
At Cooke's urging, he
reluctantly let a little-
known British band,
the Rolling Stones,
record the song, even
though it would mean
The Valentinos' version
would fade out.
"I know we outsang
them on the song,"
Womack says.

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and meet the following criteria to serve as Appraiser Special Magistrates or Attorney Special
Magistrates for the 2012-2013 Value Adjustment Board.
1. No applicant may be an appointed or elected official or employee of Miami-Dade County, the
State of Florida or any other taxing jurisdiction.
2. Real estate Appraiser Special Magistrates must be state certified general appraisers.
Tangible personal property Appraiser Special Magistrates must be designated members (i.e.
either real or personal property designation) of one of the following professional organizations:
A. Appraisal Institute (MAI Sr. only; SRPA & SREA designations)
B. American Society of Appraisers (Fellows & Sr. members only)
C. National Society of Real Estate Appraisers
3. Appraiser Special Magistrates must have at least five (5) years experience in the area of
appraising real property and/or personal property, and over 50% of their time must be devoted
to appraisal activities,
All Appraiser Special Magistrates must be qualified and willing to hear personal property and/
or all types of real property valuation cases, including income producing properties.
4. Attorney Special Magistrates must be licensed in the State of Florida, must have practiced law
for over five (5) years and must have at least five (5) years experience in the area of ad valorem
5. All applicants should generally be computer literate and sufficiently competent to enter their
findings directly into the VAB computer system (i.e. after a brief training session).
6. No Special Magistrate may represent a taxpayer before the Board in any tax year during which
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7. Special Magistrates will be paid a flat fee of $700,00 per 8 hour, daily hearing session.
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Called #InTheBlack (using the Twitter hash
tag), the campaign will begin with print ad-
ertisements in major newspapers (including
The New York Times) and trade magazines
l broadcasting & Cable and Adweek. It will
like B tincude
expand to a long-term joint effort that includes
social media and direct outreach to marketers.
The initiative comes at a time when advertis-
ers have poured money into Spanish-language
TV and radio in an effort to reach the grow-
ing Hispanic population. Black audiences,
meanwhile, have largely been overlooked,
despite projected buying power of $1.2 trillion
b,. Q015. a 3r percent increase from 2008,

according to the Selig Center for Economic
Growth at the University of Georgia.
In part that is because marketers reason
hat ads running during sports programs or a
rime-time drama on a mainstream channel
will reach some black consumers, too, said
Debra L. Lee, chief executive at BET Net-
works. "Any well-developed media plan should
include both," Ms. Lee said. "Black media has
a special connection to black audiences."

a speiclual .dorte has ha ..riu
BET, a unit of Viacom, has had a particu-
larly strong ratings run in recent years, often
beating cable channels like CNN and Bravo.
"The Game," an original series that started
on the CW network and moved to BET, broke
cable sitcom records with 7.7 million viewers
for the premiere of its fourth season in Janu-
ary 2011.
At the same time, that audience is getting
richer. Black household earnings grew 63.9
percent, to $75,000, from 2000 to 2009, ac-
cording to a Nielsen study.
#InTheBlack is the first industrywide effort
of its kind and is long overdue, said Donald
A. Coleman, chief executive of GlobaiHue, a
multicultural advertising agency. "It's getting
to the point of ridiculousness in terms of the
budget allocated to the African-American au-
dience," Mr. Coleman said.

-New York Times June 25, 20121

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900 NW 54th Streetim Phone: 305-694-6211

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101 A Civic Center Area
Two bedrooms starting at
$800 monthly. One bed-
room starting at $725, De-
posit is $500 if you qualify.
Appliances, laundry, FREE
Parking, central air.
Call 786-506-3067
1545 NW 8 Avenue

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

1210 NW2Avenue
One bdrm., one bath, $350.
Appliances. 305-642-7080.

1212 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$400. Appliances.
1215 NW 103 Lane
Two bdrms, gated security,
tile, $700 mthly, $1000 to
move in. 305-696-7667
1229 NW 1 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
$450. Appliances, free

1231 NW 58 Terrace
First month moves you
in. One bedroom one
bath. $500 monthly. Two
bedrooms, one bath $600
monthly. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel

12400 NE 12 Court
One bedroom, one bath,
laundry room, Section 8,
$650 mthly. No security!
Available now. 305-498-2266,
1317 NW 2 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath,
$375. 305-642-7080.

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

135 NW 18 Street
First month moves you in.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$500 monthly. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Call Joel

140 NW 13 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath
$475. 786-236-1144 or

14100 NW 6 Court
Huge one bdrm, one bath,
with air, in quiet area, $650
monthly. 305-213-5013
1450 NW 1 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$425 Ms.Pearl #13 or

1459 NW 60 Street
Move in special. $550 month-
ly. Call 305-776-3822.
186 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath. $450.

1943 NW 2 Court
One bedroom $500, two
bedrooms $650. Very quiet.
Call 786-506-3067.

1955 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath.
$450. 305-642-7080

1969 NW 2 Court
One bedroom, one bath
$425. Appliances.

200 NW 13 Street
One bdrm, one bath $375.
Ms. Shorty 786-290-1438

210 NW 17 Street
One bdrm, one bath $450.
2162 NW 5 Avenue
One bedroom, free water,
very quiet building, gated
building, laundry machine on-
site, $575 a month, $250 se-
curity deposit, 786-506-3067.
2565 NW 92 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
stove, refrigerator, water and
lights included. Nice neigh-
borhood. $800 monthly,
$2400 move in or $400 bi-
weekly, $1200 move in.
30 Street 12 Avenue Area
One bedroom, 305-754-7776
3119 NW 133 STREET
Large, one bedroom, newly
remodeled. Section 8 wel-
come! 786-374-6658
3330 NW 48 Terrace
One bdrm, one bath.

$550 monthly 305-213-5013
415 NW 9 Street
One bdrm., one bath, $425.
Appliances. 305-642-7080

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.
676 NW 48 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. Section
8 Welcome. 305-431-8981,
call between 3 pm and 9 pm.
731 NW 56 Street
One bdrm, one bath. Free
water. $550 monthly.
Call 786-328-5878
8261 NE 3 Avenue
One bedroom, one bath.
$550 monthly. All applianc-
es included. Free 19 inch
LCD TV. Joel 786-355-7578
8475 NE 2 Avenue
One and two bdrms. Section
8 OK. 305-754-7776
850 NW 4 Avenue
Large nice and clean one
bdrm. $525-$550 and two
bdrms, $650, includes free
water and gas, washer and
dryers on premises. Close to
Port Miami and Downtown.
Call 786-344-0178
Move in with first month rent
Remodeled efficiency, one,
two, three bdrms, air, appli-
ances, laundry, gate. From
$400. 100 NW 11 St.
Overtown, Liberty City,
Opa-Locka, Browns ,iie
Apartments, Duplexes,
Houses. One, Two and
Three Bedrooms. Same day
approval. Call for specials.
Free water. 305-642-7080
Walking distance to school
from $400. Remodeled
efficiencies, one, two, three
bdrms; two baths. Central air,
laundry, gated. Office 1023
NW 3 Ave. 305-372-1383
No deposit required. One
or two bedroom, water
included, qualify the same
day. 305-603-9592, 305-
600-7280, 305-458-1791 or
visit our office at 1250 NW
62 Street.

One bedroom, air, water and
utilities. Call 786-357-3088.
North Miami Beach Area
One bedroom, one bath.
Only $350 to move in! No
deposit. Water included.
Gated building complex.
Call 305-603-9592, 305-
600-7280 and

South Miami area, near Metro
Rail. Two and three bedroom
apartments for rent.
CALL 786-543-3872

Business Rentals

1425 NW 54 Street
Office for lease. $1500.
6301 NW 6 AVENUE
1200 square feet, affordable
rent and restaurant acces-
sible. 305-759-1250


20600 NW 7 Ave
One bedroom, one bath con-
do in gated community. $800
a month. 770-598-8974
3948 NW 207 Street Rd
Four bedrooms, two baths,
corner lot fenced. Section 8
welcomed. $1200 monthly.
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 Welcome.
Three bedrooms units. Rudy
4512 NW 191 Terrace
D uplexes I

1226 NW 1 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath. $450.
1290 NW 44 Street
Newly remodeled, two bdrms,
one bath, central air. $875
monthly. 786-299-4093
1291 NW 57 Street
Two bdrms, one bath, tiled,
appliances included. Section
8 ok. 786-277-4395
1452 NW 14 Avenue
One bedroom, bath, new
appliances, new carpet, air,
$700 monthlyfirst and last.

Ready to move in Call 305-


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1461 NW 46 Street
Huge three bedrooms, two
baths, all appliancesplus air.
Completely renovated $1,200
monthly, plus security. Sec-
tion 8 Welcome.
Call 786-486-3777.
156 N.E. 58 Terr.
Two bedrooms, one bath.
$675. Free Water.

1590 N.W. 47 Street
One bedroom, one bath, air.
$650. Call 786-512-7622.
1861 NW 42 Street
One bedroom, one bath, cen-
tral air, water included. Call
2001 NW 89 Street
Two bdms., one bath. Sec-
tion 8 Only. 305-796-5252
211 NW 41 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath,
conveniently located, new
renovation. Section 8 Only.
2209-2211 NW 58 St
Two bdrms, one bath, Section
8 welcome,must see wont
last. Call 305-761-6558.
2300 NW 52 Street
Three bedroom, two bath.
Section 8 OK. 305-759-1250
2375 NW 97 Street #B
One bedroom, $600 monthly,
first, last and security.
2484 NW 81 Terrace
Huge two bedrooms, one
bath, tile floors, central air,
$900, Section 8 Welcome!
2490 NW 55 Terrace
Two bedrooms, tile, air, 786-
587-4050 or 305-763-5574.
2742 NW 49 Street
Spacious two bedrooms, one
bath, lawn service.
3201 NW 11 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath,
covered driveway. $750
monthly. ByAppt. Only
4001 NW 15 Avenue
Two bdrms, one bath, new:
carpet, paint, counter tops,
wood blinds, like new appli-
ances washer, dryer, refriger-
ator and stove. $900 monthly.
Call Jesse Black 305-303-
401 NE 139 Street
One bedroom, one bath,
S800 monthly. Section 8 only.
Call Madeline
403 NE 139 Street
One bedroom, one bath, Sec-
tion 8 only. $800 monthly.
Call Madeline
407 NE 139 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
$1,300 monthly. Call Madline
414 NW 53 Street
BEST VALUE, gorgeous
remodeled two bdrms, spa-
cious, large totally fenced
yard, available now, $875.
480 NE 140 Street
Two bedrooms, two baths,
newly remodeled, Section 8
only. Call Madline
482 NE 140 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
garage, newly remodeled,
section 8 only, $1,500 month-
ly. Madline 305-606-7284.
5509 N.W. Miami Court
One bdrm, one bath. Newly
renovated $650 mthly, first,
last, security. 305-360-2440
5657 NE 1 Court
Two bdrms, water, air, bars,
$700, No section 8. Terry Del-
lerson Broker, 305-891-6776.
6109 SW 63 Terrace
Two bedroom, one bath,
$675. Stove, refrigerator,
air. 305-642-7080
643 NW 75 Street
Two bedrooms, one bath, se-
curity bars, tilecarpet, fenced
and appliances. Section 8
welcomed. $950 monthly.
68 NW 45 Street
Two bdrms, one bath. $695.
6937 N.W. 6th Court
Two bdrms, one bath, central
air, bars, Section 8 ok! $800
mthly. 305-474-9234 Meka.
7929 NW 12 Court
Three bdrms, one bath, $900
monthly. Section 8 welcomed.
Call 305-757-2632
7932 NW 12 Court
Two bedrooms, one bath, air,
tile, carpet, fenced yard, wa-
ter included, $900. Section 8
Welcome. 305-389-4011
Nice, clean one bdrm, 305-
298-0388 or 954-394-0794.
One bedroom, $650 monthly.
Two bedrooms, starting at
$800 monthly. Three bed-
rooms starting at $1100. 305-
757-7067 Design Reality.
Pembroke Park Area
Three bedrooms, one bath,
no credit check, newly reno-
vated. Section 8 welcome.
Move in $799. 786-229-6567.



100 NW 14 Street
Newly renovated, private
bath and kitchen, utilities and
cable (HBO, BET, ESPN). 24
hour security camera, $185
wkly, $650 mthly.
1736 N.W. 93 Terrace
One large furnished efficien-
cy, utilities paid, $550.
Joe 786-385-8326
1865 NW 45 Street Rear
Small efficiency, $145 wkly,
utilities include. 305-525-
2167 NW 83 Terrace
305-492-3084 786-312-7050
2253 NW 94 Street Rear
Small quiet efficiency for
one person. Fully furnished,
utilities, gas stove, air condi-
tion included. $750 move in,
$500 monthly! Pay monthly.
Request references. Just
bring your tooth brush!
467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395.
Appliances, free water.

467 NW 8 Street
Efficiency, one bath, $395.
Appliances, free water.
305-642-7080 or

Air, utilities, cable, $550/
$1100, 305-751-7536.

Furnished Rooms

1010 NW 180 Terrace
Free cable, air, appliances
and use of kitchen.
13387 NW 30 Avenue
$85 weekly, free utilities,
kitchen, bath, one person.
305-474-8186, 305-987-9710
143 and 7 Avenue
Private entrance, extras.
$110 wkly Call 305-687-6930
786-306 0308
1541 NW 69 Terrace
Clean room, $350 a month.
Call 305-479-3632.
1775 NW 151 Street
New management. Micro-
wave, refrigerator, color TV,
free cable, air, and use of
kitchen. Call 305-835-2728.
1973 NW 49 Street
Air, cable, $500 mthly, $300
to move in. 786-286-7455
83 Street NW 18 Avenue
Clean room. 305-754-7776
9119 NW 25 Avenue
$400 weekly. $800 to move
in. Call 786-515-3020.
Rooms, central air, applianc-
es. $110 wkly. 954-588-6656
Rooms for rent, call 9 a.m. to
10 p.m. 305-896-6799.
Private bath, air, cable, and
use of pool, 305-621-1669.
7125 NW 13 Avenue. $110
weekly, air, kitchen privileges.
Clean, nice, and air. $400
monthly. Call 786-426-6263.
Room in Christian Home
Call NA at 786-406-3539
Senior Citizens welcomed.

1283 NW 55 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths.
$1,200 mthly. 786-328-5878.
12950 W. Golf Drive
Three bedrooms, two baths.
Central heat and air and
fenced in yard. $1300 mthly,
$800 Security. 305-301-1993
17741 NW 14 Court
Four bedrooms, three baths,
den $1495. We have others.
1822 N.W. 51st Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
Section 8 welcome, must see
wont last. 305-761-6558
18415 NW 23 Avenue
Three bedrooms, two baths,
central air, tile floors. $1300
monthly. First and last. No
section 8. 305-625-4515
1860 NW 53 Street
Three bedroom, two bath,
new renovation. Section 8
only, call 305-975-1987.
2010 NW 153rd Street
Three bdrms., air, tile, den,
and bars. $1,200. No section
8. Terry Dellerson, Broker
2122 NW 64 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Four bedrooms, two bath
home, and garage $1500
monthly. All appliances
included. Free 19 inch LCD
TV. Call Joel:

235 N.W. 53rd Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
air, newly renovated, Section
8 okay, 305-975-1987.
2531 N.W. 55 Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
Section 8 welcome, must see
wont last. Call: 305-761-6558
256 NW 97 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths
and central air. 305-975-1987

288 NW 51 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
$1000 monthly. All Appli-
ances included. Free 19"
LCD TV. Call Joel 786-355-

2930 NW 65 Street
Section 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, one bath,
$999 monthly. All Appli-
ances included. Free 19
inch LCD TV. Call Joel 786-

310 NE 58 Terr
SECTION 8 Welcome
Three bedrooms, three
baths, with two dens. $1150
monthly. Central air, all
appliances included, free
19 inch LCD TV. Call Joel

3261 NW 132 Terr
Three bdrms, two baths. Sec-
tion 8 ok. $1100 monthly. 954-
3802 N W 213 Terrace
Lovely three bedrooms, two
bath, fenced yard, tile floor-
ing, central air, close to shop-
ping, churches, at Broward/
Dade border. Available now.
Call 954-243-6606
3810 NW 173rd Terrace
Three bedrooms, two baths,
tile, air, $1,300, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
4000 NW 193rd Street
Three bedrooms, one bath,
5024 NW 23 Avenue
Very large two bedrooms,
one bath. Call Gigi:
5320 NW 24 Court
Three bdrms, one bath,
newly remodeled. $1095.

5700 NW 6 Avenue
Two bedrooms, tile, central
air, bars, $800, No Section 8.
Terry Dellerson Broker
62 NW 166 Street
N. Miami Beach twnshe, new
four bedrooms, two baths.
$1550. Section 8 okay.
8150 NW 13 Avenue
Two bedrooms, one bath,
central air, near bus route,
fenced yard. $1,200 monthly.
Call Troy 954-638-8842.
941 Opa Locka Blvd
Two bedrooms, one bath,
$1000 monthly. No Sec. 8.
Call 305-267-9449.
Three bedrooms, one bath.
Section 8. 305-815-6870
Large two bedrooms, one
bath, ceramic tile, appliances,
$1,000 mthly. No Section 8.
Four bedrooms, one bath.
Furnished. 786-426-6263.
Four bedrooms, two baths,
air, fenced. 1955 NW 153
Street. $1,400 mthly.

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$600 monthly. $1200 move
in. Call 305-989-8824
Newly remodeled rooms. Call
after 4 p.m., 786-443-4502.
Private entrance. Call 305-

1416 NW 71 Street
Brand new three bedrooms,
two baths, no down payment,
740 NE 137 Street
Three bedrooms, two baths,
remodeled, laundry room,
new central air, carport. Try
only $2900 down and $634
monthly. P and I FHA mort-
gage. NDI Realtors at:
290 NW 183 Street
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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc. is requesting proposals for com-
plete construction of Eight (8) Single Family Residences. Site specific draw-
ings 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 email 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 8-15-
2012,12:00 noon promptly.

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 Copeland (Anti-Kickback) Act;
the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and all other applicable
federal 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 in-
come persons or business owners who live in the project's area.

Full General Liability and Workman's Compensation insurance is required for
all trades. Worker's Compensation exemptions will not be accepted. No bond-
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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.

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experience, references, the ability to meet schedules, budgeting, licensing, and
insurance requirements. HFHGM reserves the right to waive any informalities
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.By Nicole Auerbach

LONDON When Cul-
len Jones was 5, he nearly
drowned in a water-slide ac-
Twenty three years later,
he's swimming in his second
Olympics. He'll be compet-
ing in the 50- and 100-meter
freestyle events this week at
the London Aquatics Centre.
"I almost drowned and
now I'm an Olympic swim-
mer," Jones said, chuckling.
"I can definitely appreciate
The childhood incident led
to swim lessons. Now 28,
Jones works with children
and USA Swimming Foun-
dation's "Make A Splash"
campaign, which encourag-
es youths to learn to swim.
Jones' increased exposure
at these Games will only
help the effort.
After winning gold as a
part of the men's 4x100 free-
style relay team in the Bei-
jing Games, Jones is back

and friends

share b-ball,

life skills

By Akilah Laster

NBA champion and Miami Heat guard,
James Jones, co-hosted the first annual Dib-
ia Athletic Development Summer Basketball
Camp with his former University of Miami
teammate, Brandon Okpalobi, at Ransom
Everglades that provided a unique and mem-
orable experience for campers.
"I chose to work at this camp because it fo-
cused on the kids and the fundamentals," said
Jones, who has had the opportunity to work


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his famous dribbling maneuvers.

with a host of other camps. "It wasn't about
money and it's good to work with someone who
genuinely cares about what they do."
Campers were coached, mentored and even

on the Olympic blocks. He
swam the third leg of the
4x100 free relay Sunday
night, helping USA win a sil-
ver medal. But that's where
the similarities with 2008
Jones will compete in
Olympic individual events
for the first time. The men's
100 free final is Wednesday
night, and the 50 free final
is Friday.
"The amount of pressure
that's put on me is a lot
more than in 2008," Jones
said. "It's a lot more mean-
ingful. ... I know that people
are expecting me to step up
and do my part.
"I love being on the relays,
but being in an individual
event just (means) so much
to me."
Jones qualified for the 100
free behind Nathan Adrian
at trials last month, and he
won the 50 free in qualifying
ahead of a Anthony Ervin,
who won gold in Sydney in
2000 and then abruptly re-

tired from swimming.
"Cullen's always been a
fast guy he's just never re-
ally put it all together at the
right time," U.S. men's coach
Gregg Troy said prior to the
Games. "He put it together
at the right time at our tri-
"He's got tremendous
skills. He's a guy we need to
swim well."
In both freestyle events,
the Americans' greatest
challenger to gold will be
Australia's James Magnus-
sen, the world's top 100 free-
styler. Magnussen, 21, also
recently clocked a 21.74 at
Australia's 50 free trials, the
fastest of any Australian has
been since the high-tech
suits left the sport.
Both Jones (21.59) and
Ervin (21.60) beat that time
at U.S. trials last month to
punch their tickets to Lon-
don. There's a strategy to
the 50 free, Jones said, even
though "it just looks like

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B-BALL GREATS HELP YOUTH: Local basketball standout and Miami Heat guard James
Jones (1-r) pauses with a young player and former UM teammate and program facilitator Bran-
don Okpalobi during their recent sports camp.


Miami Times photo/Akilah Laster
r Tim Hardaway gives camp goers a lesson in

received a surprise visit from NBA great Tim
Hardaway, who demonstrated his patented
"UTEP two-step" crossover dribble.
"I've known Tim for years and when I asked

him to be a part of this he immediately said
'yes'," Okpalobi said. "He has a big heart and
enjoys teaching the game to kids."
"When James Jones and Tim Hardaway
walked in, it was like 'Wow!'" twelfth grade
camper, Cameron Reynolds said. "They taught
me a lot of little things I should do that will
make a difference."
Okpalobi, CEO of Dibia Athletic Develop-
ment and head junior varsity basketball coach
at Ransom, called basketball his "sanctuary"
and says that he saw the need to provide a rig-
orous skills camp given the city's growing in-
terest in basketball.
"The community needed an intense camp
that focused on making players better and not
just doing the normal basic basketball drills,"
Okpalobi said.
"They push you harder than most camps,"
said Ian Spence, 14, from Miami Beach. "The
coaches want you to get better."
"Each day is more challenging," Reynolds
More than 50 campers participated in the
weeklong camp coming from as far as Brazil
to participate.
Okpalobi, who also offers private basketball
lessons, along with Jones, will head to Bermu-
da, where Jones's brother-in-law lives, to host
a camp on August 6th-10th.
With the help of players like Jones and Hard-
away, and other coaches from Miami and be-
yond, Okpalobi plans to continue to expand
Dibia Athletic Development with a foundation
focused on building life skills.

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs USA's LeBron
James after Team USA defeated France in a pre-
liminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Sum-
mer Olympics on Sunday in London.

Titans receiver

O.J. Murdock

commits suicide
By Jim Wyatt

O.J. Murdock was a star high school athlete in
Florida, a big man on campus with big dreams and
a bright future after graduating seven years ago.
When he joined the Titans as an undrafted free
agent last year after a rollercoaster college football
career, his goal of playing in the NFL seemed just a
few steps away.
On Monday morning, however, Tampa police said
Murdock drove into the parking lot of Middleton
iHigh School, his alma mater, and
shot himself in the head. He was

Murdock was supposed to be
in Nashville for training camp
with the Titans, who struggled to
make sense of the news.
"It is a horrible thing," said tight
end Jared Cook, who roomed
with Murdock for one season at

South Carolina. "You just don't see things like this
coming. He was an awesome dude, he really was."
Tampa police said a 911 caller reported hearing a
gunshot from inside a parked vehicle in front of the
school. Murdock was found alone in his car at 8:30
a.m. ET.
"I don't know if he was alert," police spokesperson
Laura McElroy said. "I just know he was still alive
and he was severely wounded from the gunshot."
He was transported to Tampa General Hospital
in critical condition and was pronounced dead at
Murdock never played in a game with the Titans.
He suffered a right Achilles injury on the second
day of training camp last year and spent the entire
season on injured reserve.

Are Miami Dolphins back?
On the heels of the Miami South Florida's favorite whip-
Heat winning their second ping boys are back, the team
NBA championship, a common everyone used to love, your
thought among us media types Miami Dolphins. Times have
was too bad this had to end. been hard on the team that
Now we could all look forward once owned this town. In re-
to football season (moan). Yes cent years they became a

laughing stock, one error after
another, rejected by free agent
players and coaches alike. So
dolfans have certainly come
to expect the worst from these
guys. So as we stumble upon a
new season, in typical Dolphin
fashion the team started day
one of training camp without
top draft pick and franchise
quarterback hopeful Ryan
Tannehill. Due to certain
language in his contract the
two sides could not come to
an agreement before training
camp opened this past week-
end. These types of situations

were supposed to have been
eliminated during the last col-
lective bargaining agreement,
however leave it to the Dolphins
to screw that up. Bottom line
however is the deal was done
and the prized rookie quar-
terback is in camp. There are
many unanswered questions
about this years team, such as
with the new uptempo offense
under head coach Joe Phil-
bin and offensive coordinator
Mike Sherman where will the
explosiveness come from on
offense? Who will be the play-
makers this team desperately

needs now that Brandon Mar-
shall is a Chicago Bear ? Will
it be Chad Johnson, the former
Ocho Cinco? How about an-
other year of being overworked
for Reggie Bush? The Dolphin
wide receiving core could not
scare the Florida City Razor-
backs. There is some hope
however, the newly drafted
hometown kid Lamar Miller
from the University of Mi-
ami should provide some big
plays, also look for improved
play from TE/H-Back Charles
Clay. Could this be the year
Clyde Gates hands catch up to

his speed? All of these things
remain to be seen as the Dol-
phins try to avoid the cellar in
the AFC East. The Patriots are
sure to be elite once again, the
Jets will be tough as usual and
Buffalo is certainly going to be
an improved bunch as well.
So don't give up hope dolfans,
your team has as good a shot
as any right now, so strap on
your helmets, fire up the tail-
gate and lets get behind this
team. HBO's Hard Knocks is
also in camp to document the
whole thing, so ask yourself
this dolfans. Why not us?

Iais-... .

James Jones


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Michelle Obama

has cheers, hugs

for Team USA
By Ann Oldenburg

Michelle Obama is not hugging hubby Barack here.
You knew that.
Mrs. 0. gave Kobe Bryant a congratulatory hug on
Sunday in London after Team USA beat France at the
Olympic games. Don't worry she hugged ALL of the
players. As the team broke a postgame huddle, LeB-
ron James led his teammates in single file across the
court to the first lady's front-row seat.
She leaned over and hugged every player who
stepped forward, following Team USA's 98-71 tri-
"For her to be sitting there while we're out there
competing not just for us, but for our country -
for her to be there, we gave her a hug to thank her for
coming," said Carmelo Anthony. "And she thanked
us for going out there and doing what we're doing for
Later, Mrs. 0. met with military families at Milden-
hall and Lakenheath U.S. Air Force Base at RAF
Mildenhall before she boarded a jet to head back
home to Washington.
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